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 MfAmXXKZMK-niSSiarMJUltVvBi^tslMl^L, ������������������   ���������y,m.mit������mu\m.in\.  in  J--*'  ���������(',  \'0.  ^     UNION-  COMOX'   DISTRICT.    B.    G.,    TUESDAY MARCH. 9th,    1897.    $2.00    PER    ANNUM.  it-  -'' ���������/- .,-/'j[<33e?  XliilXMARKllJ  ���������ft  For   the choicest meats we are head   quarters.  If you have not tried our noted satis-  ages,, bologna,and head  cheese,  you should do ,so at  once.-  :>, "   , Fresh vegetables, eggs  and   butter,    sal- ,  '���������**���������' , ���������  mon  bellies,       -   '���������   -  Mackerel,  "etc. .'        * ;.      :  kipping. Supplies  t 1  --------A"succe*sful merchant ^k! w,e will show you IM>  a   ni-an  who  kseps'th-    u^hiy  posted  arvd ���������<������$[  ,   , watchres tha cost  of eva.-y single-article "he ^  purchases.         .*<                                  .  w "  Siiiie Ruls'Apjll9S to E e oia o mt sal' Hi^igsks 35 e rs..;  1'-        -  .' *'  Thai's the reason  the  women.of Union  use-  cur prijss as a standard for what thsy should  pay for goods elsewhere.  PRICES   ON   APPLICATION    AT:  Ladles Borne Journal.  This is a journal which every Canadian lady should have.  It is edited by Faith Fenton,  and has a department in charge  of the Countess of Aberdeen.  It is worthy to be in every  home in the Dominion. The  price ii $1.00 per annum. We  have made such arranp-emems  thai av  r  ���������ir-- e -.m'*!" to furnish  j r t ^ :��������� c ��������� '..s vec a: mum to  everv subscriber io The News  n-)\ in -irrears for his subscrip  lioii. The 50 cents must be  paid'in'-' advance and will be  sent with, the name to the  home office of the journal and  the magazine will be mailed  direct from Toronto to the subscriber. Remember it will be  no use to ask us to take your  names without handing in at  the time the cash. Where  the husband subscribes for the  News, the wife may have the  Canadian Home Journal  (which is a large magnificent  monthly gotten up in.the best  of style) sent her on the above  terms.  Why scud away for your priming  when you ch.ii 'ret if. doue-equally as well at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  ve are now prepared to turn out everything  in tbeline ot Job Printing.  "Onion    Shipping*.  The Tepi /l ft on the 21 with 397 Una of  coal aud 27 tons of ooke far the O. P. R.  and sugar re fim-ry of Vancouver.  The tiic. Ht>.xj called ia on the 3-1 for 35  tons of fuel.  Tor* stnamer Nfatide tt������ok d'-wu to th**  ���������Vlbo- Ir.m Works, Victoria, 163 toes of  cod.  Tivi Evi. 1,'fc on thts 81 tor' Vietwia with  51f> *������ds ol c*i.  Tr.e D-winb.- iffi, oa.ih ��������� ������;h *;-ith 158 toas  v*i o.^i ."or the C.   P   N   Co.  Tiit* Sda MaVio left af. 2:30 SuirUy worn  "���������.*������ f r Sau Fc.nc-.BCo v>ith 4, 25o ton* of  coal.  The Florida will be due'������������ Friday The  Glory of the St������s is ou her way up here.  Comox Jteuis.  Mrs. H Luo������3 of the Comox bakery has  gene to Victoria on a pleasure trip. Mi������s  Sophia G-arnett accowp-iaied her. They expect to l������ absent two weeJks,  "Mr. Bndg^a was was a pieeeager fer Victoria on Friday's Bte*mer.  Mra. George Roe has gone ������n a visit to  Sc������ttle.  Mr. JVB. Holmes has a touch of the mining fever, aud has goae over to Texada.  The 'mildiiw: en cue .the 6 ml Spit has been  roofed ������nd������hingled. They are busy painting it.  UNION SCHOOL  (February Report )  Division I.���������J. B. Bennett, Principal.  Enrolled 50; average attendance 46 and a  fraction.  Division II���������Miss Powell, Teacher. En  rolled 43; average attendance 38.  Division 'HI.���������-Miss Nioker-joh. teacher.  E:1i-<������ltti''i 4.'->; ;vV(*rage atvuudauce 38.  Divisios IV.���������Mias Webster, teacher.  No report received.  Not to tolerate a difference of opinion is  a sign of extreme narrowness.  latest by Wire  i j i  The Corliss Immigration. Bill Vetoed by President Cleveland���������Greece  Stands Heroically by Crete,  against the World���������Tho Harris  Judgement vs. ���������"Dunsrauirs for  $19,000 "Reversed���������Durrant Faces  Bernity���������News . from Neighboring Cities.  o *  t r-ff  From Nanaimo.  i ' *  *  Nanaimo,   Mar.    6th.���������The N.ultimo  Mail  did not make  its  appearance this  *' .        i ��������� ' ~    .  moving.      It   is   reported   considerable.  sums are owing in'this city, principally to  employees.    _ ��������� \ ;  It is reported $500.000Ji.is been offered  for d mining property ouv Nbotka" Sound,  west coast of the island.  , '    From Victoria.  ' The steamer Miowera brought the rews  of very, rouyh weather enfounieied by the  barque Rosalie on her \Vay Chemftnus to  Australia with lumber." She was forced  t,o put into Horioiulii, -Off cape Flattery  she ran into a . storm and';sprang a" leak.  They had all they could do'to float her.  The steamer .Ch:ttagont. also had a rough  passage on hcr_ trip"' from Victoiia to  Honolulu.      ''    i    '-'"'������" ' "rt  It is announced many of ihe local mer-  chants have entered.-in to'a'"combination  Ho fix , the price  of" coil,' andA hereafter  Victoria .will be  supplied-from the ^ilex  andia taiae instead of from,;Wellington.  A tew trial has been been ordered in  tbe case of Harris vs Dunsmuir and the  judgement of $19 000 .obtained by .Harris  as coiwmisbion and expenses for obtaining an alleged;purchaser for the.VVelhng-  * ton mines, "set aside.    -       '���������>���������'���������������������������'"  .   "F^OM'^NCOUViER^  s^z-. "  '.;'   ' *i  ' *Ki������htr-one -    minlhg    licences     were  registered   at    Nc*" Westminister    this-  week.  Whiting-, exvsecretary cf the -Orphan's  Boy's Co., -wlio, it*' is alleyed wrongfully  sold 35,000 shares ������f miae certificntes,  couid not be held, tbouyh arrested, awing  to the absence of the Police Magistrate,  who is now in' Seastle.    -  ���������It is said the C.P.R, will make a complete cliHQge of train time, and send  daily traius to Kootenay.  An Indian, named Jack, was murdered  about the middle of December last. The  police have been working en the cafce  ever since; aad as a result have arrested  a Mr. George, at Lyndon, Wash. The  trial will take place on the loth inst.  The city council, acting on the recr-m  mendation of the smeiter committee,  hare accepted the offer of the Roihchild  syndicate to buiid a smelter to cost  _������ 150.000, in Vancouver, but ^o be  exempt from taxes and have free water.  The by law will be submitted to a-vote  of the taxpayers at once.  M1 Nt Explosion.  Iron Mountain, Min.���������Three men were  blown to atoms by the discharge of a  quanity of dynamite in the Candy mine  at Quinnessee.  Extensive Strike.  New York, iMar. 4th.���������About 2,oo������  cloak makers, employed by Rothschild  Bros., and Richmond, Smith and Wolfe,  went out on a ' strike last .sight, i'he  strikers demand shorter hours, an  increase of wages and the right to have  walking delegates enter the shops, at any .  time, to inspect the cards of the employees. It is repo ted that before the  end of the week 1,80.0 will strike on the  East Side.  Dtjrrant Must. Hang.  San Francisco, Mar.6th.���������.The Supreme  Court, this afternoon affirmed the judgement of the lower court in the case of  Theodore Durrant, found guilty of the  murder of Blanche Lamont, almost two  years ago. The case will now be sent to  the Supreme Court to fix the date of  execution.  Big Fire.  Worcester, Mass. Mar. 5th.���������One of  the worst fires known in the history of  the city broke out early this morning in  John Edy's block. Losses are estimated  from $300,000 to $1,000,000. Several  firemen were injured and taken  to the  ������or������������������  j  Genenal Me* chants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY, -       .       . b.  .. \  hospital, and it is thought  some  firemen  are buried under the rums. '"  Corliss  Bill Vetoed.  r  Washington, Mar.3d. President Cleveland as his last official act vetoed the  Corliss0 Anti Alien Bill. He said: "A  careful examination ,of the Bill has convinced me*'* * its provisions aie unnecessary, harsh and oppressive* * * and  would cause vexation, and its operation,  would result in harm."  t 1-  McKinley Inaugurated. ������  Washington, Mar.4th.���������Major McKinley was,inaugurated to-day with simple  but most impressive ceremonies.  Steamer Wrecked.*'   s  San Sebastio.i, Spain.���������The French  steamer Blanche was wrecked tmee miles  from here.   -All on board lost.  -Greece and Crete.   -_    ��������� r*  *   London.���������The rapid   mobilizing of the  Tui'kiahctroops on the Greek frontier con-'  firms the be.ief that prevails   among the  military men   here that   Turkey is   ready  for war with Greece"  Canea, Island of Crete.���������A sensation was c.iuied nere tnis afternoon by  the unexpected disco\ery, thai the  TurkMih" authorities Lad not ample funds  at hand to meet the arrears of p ly due  the troops,. u ho mutinied Tuesday, but  had intentionally concealed the fact.  Governor Ishmeal, during the, not, said  it-was impossible to pay cthem as lie had  no money for the .purpose, and Liter he  asked the foriegn consuls to ad> ance linn  the money necessary, -from the fund raised as indemnity for victims of the  disorders in May last.  ATHENS, Mar. 5th ���������The statement  just made by Kiug George during the  course of an interview, will probably  forecast the reply which Greece will  makeao'the identical notes ot tbe powers  in insisting upon the withdrawal of ti.e  Greek fleet and troops from Ciete witnm  six days, which commenced on Monday  last���������the time when the notes were  delivered.  His majesty said: "The Greek n ttio:i  is unable to bear any longei_ the sirai.i  and excitement caused b*. the Cict.iti  revolution, and our finances do not p-. r  mit the support of the refugee-., who '!���������>.*.  number about__. 17,000. Nothing will  prosper in Greece u.i il the question is  dilinitly settled. Autonomy of Ciete i-*  out o'f the question, because the Cretans  reject it, and have lost faith in the promises of (he po.vers. They preler 10 die  in their own defence than-to be slaughtered like the Armenians."  The Consul General for Greece, in an  interview to-day said: "There is not the  least probability of Greece yielding to  the demands of the powers." He said  "the fact that another 40,000 of the reserves were called out yesterdav, shows  that Grec'e means to end ihe present sit  u.uion." "Greece" he continued " has  recently spent lirge sums-on the frontier  defences, which are now in good order."  Another official remarked: If the powers  carry out their threat to. dislodge the  Greek troops in Crete, thev will have to  land 50,000 troops co do so. He added,  "Even then troops will fight on every  inch of ground. We have stood this "sort  of thing as long as possible. The situa  tion ' in Crete "is worse than ever. " If  Greece becomes bankrupt it is because  she had to-support tlie fugitives Cretans.  The powers cannot starve out the Greeks  in Crete, as the coast is too extensive for  an effective blockade, and small vessels  will be able to run it. In any case the  Greeks have enough food to last a month  We wont be called cowards, even if we  are obliterated from the map of Ei'rope.  We are prepared to shed the last drop of  our blood before our troops shall vacate  the island of Crete, and le.ive the Cre  tans at the mercy of the unspeakable  Turk."  CHATTER  MANY  PEOPLE  vh.lnni   the   l-isv.i   of  loeinl   euci'iuc ������   ciiriuigh    lga idiiice,  o.u.r 1 jjur^Oiulj tco a     ill   tcsoit i_i,   <������,.ia'^e-3  others thr .u^'i  0.1 rule au^as,    -tiiiot   .- 'per  ha|>s >is r< _Jivu������u.->ib;^ as (.tic (. >-o  ur..d 1*^43  OaS..      I iiUO V   a   te-V   yV'HiW,    tiUU   alU   aure  everyone  doss,   *uo A'ouia cry   aad  reoou-,  siruus Heaven's owu plans  ii the*, ever get  through ii*  portals���������hovvever  I   dou'c   be-  .lieve tney'll  nucutefl.    I  am  goiug  tosug-.  gest one or cw<> tuuts, wliacner c^k^u  Kindly or   uot.    First,   ic   is  a   m.irK   of  good  breeding Cj dCKuo.viedge cne   iuujt_ji   ot   au I,  iuvitaciou,   as  early   as praucie.ble,   eicn.jr  aiioepciug or decliaiug.     Ev try liouaeke^per  realizes that it is iwoezuxry   m  Kuu*  now  uiauy   to   expeuo   vvheu   ���������_> t:_jaiiug   toi    'die  pleasure aud uo.iiforD ot guosoaj.aUo   cti-ii   u  hodteaa taKea nyoa   nerdult   a. Vast  ddal   of  trouble- aud   wont   wheu ~ahe  euteisaiaa  a  large uumber of pdoplu.    Auy   ruJeuess  re-  < _ 1-  nrtui-s ou tritj persoud guilcy of it, uffctiug  their atxudi.ig, itiliueace, and Idiiouldthtuk  Helt re.-puet.^   iuiyolice action-: aud rudeuesd  1 i * 1  -are relics oi d^yd wheu brace force ruled,  bat do uot rljuridh iu Cue atuioopliei-e of  civilizx.iuu; tut* miad lius, v,does, and ever '  will rale matter. Seuoud. A .lady should '"  uot offer her nodte^d a card toru into bits.  Tturd. Dou'c criticize people who know  more onau yourself���������if chey exist���������you oaly  expode your verdancy.  + ~    +        +  ���������*������������������*������������������*"  Tne next topic o  intense interest to women, will bo Eiscer codcuiue'a; uieu* would "say r<  "Ea'ster b^uuetd,"  but  wnac  woman  does  not. know  the  gowu  13  ad   imperative���������a  spring delight.  Ash- vVedueaday, last week, begaii the lea-  teu season and 1 feel dure we owe each   oue '  deeded co practice soaie   self   denial,   quit  .  some haiiit, be more gih>uj1i ful aad   coimd-  erate of ochera; but Mc.  vViu^inar cin pred- c  euc theje th >u^hd< .nore etf ;jj'niiy tn ta I.  Of Ciiarse afoer Le,it >ve uny oxpocc a revival o: jeutertaiumeiiiH.  ***  Fc.v hers have tiy j������ -*.'n:ch   ad.tnfc of ea-  t riaiuiu_j a las-^epir-y, a ,d vve U *ve no %'  Wal.l.nf 1)1 U.'iiru c.i engigo witn a resume  ot" nelp, but it n id b eu -.u^^edted uo me by  a trie id, ttiat oiiouid. .Vlj-,-ji*d Grauc aud  .vl.iuace do up she hilt over G-.'auc aud Ale-  It.egor's old .<Gure. a-, iu is ru>nored chey late, nl d>i 14���������it .111410 bj decirj), a 11 by m*  liigdrip-is [ill ltd, ru4*������, h;cle ta.>lei, easy  ctiaird. aud a <*..u������'i or two, ic c.������uta oe mnie  a modC desirable place for a private party. .  Oa tne dt.ige * dt'jve tor neiciu^ c.>ffje, ejC ,  uiijht bd p!aoc-.d, and caa ro un would be  c mimodioud. Ia VVinuipeu. m my ladies  who have elugauc homes prefer to eagige the  Hotel Mauitoba wnea giving a large party.  Of course there can be no coinparisoa with  our little to-vu aad its United accommodations with tho-.e of lar^e cities, bub we  should make the beat of our facilities.  - ���������'...-. -.Rkink.   ..  CliflBSB^TiEfl Being  Enforce!  When the Inspector of uiines, Mr. Archibald Dick, was up late*.week, he ia-itituted  proceeding-* :igtinst th������ Uaioa Colliery Co.,  to enforce bhu c'au-e of the Cjal Miuers*  Re>'uiation.-i forbid ling the e nplo.v icie'ac of  Chinese in iniu.id uu ter-".grouu.,l. T iy cine  will co.ue up before \Ia.i .trice Abi'-.iin oa  Weducdday.upoii die arrival ot -cue d.te oner.  Counael-are rrxpeoted t.i c >me up ou. tlie  gieamer.to rt*pred������r������v the govern.n mt, aido  the Ctunpaay. Tlie (Jomoany may i.i'ead  'to appeal tha ca^e, d > as t> get ^he opinion  of the Sipreme Cjurt of Canada, aad perhaps if need be, of the Privy Council. Iu  the mean time what will be done with the.  Chinamen we are not ad vised. We shall content ourselves with faithfully chronicling  whatever takes place.  "      NOTICE  Anv person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Bre.very Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  wiil be paid for information leading to  conviction.  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y  , 1  . r  1,    v/  r    ,.j  '"*> TV  -*l  I -  The Weekly News.  M.  WHITNEY,    Fublisiier.  UNION  .BRITISH COLUMBIA  And yet the one tiling whieh invariably leads to all divorce proceedings is  eminently praiseworthy. "Marriage is  all right.'  come very extensive, it having reached 6,000,000 feet in 1S93. In connection with this industry it is interesting to recall that the first mahogany  logs imported into England were purchased bj- a doctor to use for medicinal  purposes. He ground them info powder, after the manner of Peruvian  bark, and administered, the powder in  his prescriptions, but it seems not to  have been desirable as a remedy.  VISIT   THE  CAPITOL.  , A dispatch from Cleveland pays flint  Gillian Russell has canceled so vera 1 engagements. She has also canceled several husbands.  A scientist says that the entire supply of coal will be exhausted in 7.350  years. Not if Uie coal trust has its own  way about prices.  Old man Bismarck seems to be also  the possessor of some interesting recollections, but if be is wise he will forget' what he lias remembered.  wrtPt ira/ .Li.ii .u.wi>.inwirBi  "If we must light Spain. Missouri  will furnish all the. colonels necessary  fo lead our troops to glorious victory  in Cuba/' says the St. Louis Republic.  "Some surprise is expressed because  a New Jersey court began and finished  a murder trial in six hours; but why  should it take.longer?" asks the Philadelphia Ledger. "A murder i-s committed in a single moment. Surely, enough  witnesses to establish all the fa.cts in  the case can be examined In a few  hours, and it need not take long for a  wise' judge and an intelligent jury to'  apply the law to them. There is quite  as little doubt that substantial justice  was done when the defendant in this  case was convicted and sentenced as  there would have been if the New York  practice had been followed, and two or  three weeks consumed in a legal'bat*  tie." ' " :  TYPES     OF    THOSE    WHO    FREQUENT THE  BIG  BUILDING.  feopleWho Haunt Congressional Lobbies and Corridors Seekinar Audience  _. with Member from Their Home  District���������Hopeful and Hopeless.  mm.  mm  A St. Louis "Uncle Tom" ran amuck  the atiier night aud broke up an "Uncle'  Tom's Cabin" show with a razor. It it  thought that he will be pensioned for  life.  Boston pays her Common Council-  men ������3,500 a year. Chicago's city fathers are paid ?3 a week. But il must be  acknowledged" that- they uncommon  councilmen".  < Russia, appears to have.arrived unaided at'an "understanding" regarding  Turkey, and unfortunately Turkey  seems to be,the only power that is able  to understand it.  Eastern, papers are making a great  fuss because Idaho's governor-elect  wears a flannel shirt and no collar. A  public ^official that doesn't wear a collar is an'anomaly down East.  . When one considers, that if Congress  ���������wauls war declared against Spain it  has only to say so, it is rather strange  that the able statesmen should put in  all.tlieir time talking about it.  The greatest kite flyer we have ever  had in America, possibly the greatest  kite flyer the world lias ever known, is  Mr.  "William A. Eddy,  a merchant of  New York, and a resident of Bayonne,  in New Jersey..  Leslie's Weekly say������s  "Sir. Eddy began making kites for the  'amusement of his children, and so became  interested  in  their construction  and in Hying them.   The fad was pursued so successfully that lie has in vented new kinds of kites, and has raised  them to altitudes never.attained before.  Recently  lie   has  been  experimenting  with kitc-borrio,cameras, and lias taken  snap shots at the things below.    It is  likely that such photographs in time of  war might  reveal the position of an  enemy and tlie    condition    of his defenses.'   The pictures so far taken are  certainly curious and interesting.   The  sniall boy will be astonished to learn  that Mr. Eddy scorns a tail to any olj  his kites, and has long ago discarded  them as obsolete. - Some of bis kites  are so' large and powerful that be needs  a windlass to control them.  The Boston Globe says that all the  money,in the world���������reckoned'by Mr.  Preston to amount to :fLO,.}3S.GOO,000���������  "would not buy a night's rest for a  "badly afflicted conscience." Of what  has the Globe man been guilty?  A good deal of public time could be  eavpfl and a good deal of important bus-,  inciS-s could be facilitated if Congressmen would learn a little something of  the things tliey have to talk about, before making speeches.  Tbe City Council of Brussels has just  passed a vote prohibiting ladies wearing hats in the pit stalls and orchestra  stalls of the local theaters. It was accepted unanimously excepting one vote  ���������emanating,, no doubt, from a somewhat hen-pecked husband.  A box car containing lumber was  opened recently at riamtield. N. J., and  a very emaciated tramp was found inside. He bad crawled into the car at  Ottawa, Canada, a week before, to steal  a ride, tbe car had been locked and  sealed, and for seven days and seven  nights he had been standing in one position iu that car, without food or drink.  It is the next thing to impossible for  a boy or girl born in this country to  roach tlie age of 1G years without knowing- bow .to read and .write. Tbe public  school system may be regarded as a  corollary to the  constitution,  because  government by the people would be a  manifest absurdity if the people wero  incapable of studying the constitution  itself, the laws^of tbe land, and the discussions, of public questions.'   Against  rourselves there is,  in  fact, an  educational qualification as a condition precedent to the  exercise of the suffrage.  The positive laws concerning school attendance serve the purpose of prohibitory    laws   against   illiterate   voting.  "Why, then, should foreigners be permitted to enter the country and escape  the   conditions   imposed   upon   Americans?   Is it not perfectly fair and just  that an educational test should be applied to them?   The answers to these  questions are the justification for .the  Immigration bill which was passed by  the senate.   We have met the menace  of .unrestricted  manhood  suffrage  by  the general diffusion of education and  it is our right and duty to see that it is  not revived through unrestricted immigration.  Mr. Julius 1-Iartmaii has undertaken  to found a beei sugar industry in South  Carolina. He has recently returned  from Germany, where be .spent some  time among the farmers in tbe interest  of bis project. He will bring over 500  families from Saxony within the next  two years. He has secured 18,000 acres  of land in South Carolina, and will divide, it into farms of 25, 50 and 100  acres. The average size of a beet sugar  farm will be about 50 acres.  An uninformed contemporary sneer-  Ingly alludes to the Turks as being "too  cowardly to fight anybody but helpless Armenians." "Want of courage has  never been alleged against th'e Ottoman. Erom the time of Sultan SoJy-  man the Turkish armies have made  themselves respected on every field.  The Moslem, as governed now, is wholly undesirable in peace, but in war  lie is a dreadful enemy or a valuable  ally.    Ask Russia if this'is not so.  The Sing Sing plan of putting convicts in military training in order to relieve enforced idleness might ultimately redound to the public welfare, if  generally developed. There are many  -thousands of idle convicts in the various State penitentiaries who are neither required nor permitted to work, and  if Uncle Sam is to enter upon tbe Don  Quixote business of going to the relief of all the distressed or oppressed  people of the earth an army of convicts trained to the use of arms would  make a handy lot of Sancho Panzas.  The vast mahogany forests of Nicaragua are almost wholly controlled by  Boston firms by contract with the Nic-  araguan Government. The export  trade in  the expensive   wood  has be-  Since   Anna   Held,   the  professional  beauty, was sued by a New York dairyman for tbe cost of some three hundred quarts of milk which she had ordered for bathing purposes, New York  society has become convinced that the  milk bath is a great bcautifier. and now  a   philanthropist  lias   come     forward  with a plan to establish a place where  this luxury can bo obtained by whomsoever has the price to pay for it.    He  is a wealthy man, and is going to realize his plan on an elaborate scale.    On  the first floor of..the building  he has  secured on 84th street the apartments  for -gentlemen-.will be'located.     Just  oft" from the entrance will be, a smoking-room, back of it will be a cafe, and  in the extreme rear will be the baths.  The two floors above will be devoted to.  ladies.    The bath apartment will consist of two rooms.   The tub alcove will  be tiled and walled with white marble.  Adjoining  will  be a cozy little sleeping-room,   with  luxurious divans,  mirrors, and all the accessories of milady's  toilet.    The ladies will also have their  smoking-room,   where,  they     can     sit  'swathed in sheets and puff away at. a  fragrant Oriental cigarette.    The luxury, however, will be only for tbe rich.  The tubs will hold about seventy, quarts  of milk, and at the current price this  item  alone  foots  up  to  three  dollars  and fifty.' cents.    Then there will  be  other incidentals  which  will -run   the  bill up to very near the ten-dollar mark.  For those  who  desire to spend  even  more money on this sjrbaritic luxury,  tbe proprietor proposes to construct on  the second and third floors two large  pools, with a capacity sufficient to permit   swimming   and   floating.     These  tanks will.be rented out to parties who  desire to give a social function iu milk.  Departing Boarder���������I am sorry we  couldn't get along, but I hope you are  willing to let by-gones be by-gones.  Landlady���������Does that include your  board-bill, Mr. Jones?���������Boston Courier.  Always  on ITand. t__  VYashinjrton coriespondeiioe:  fi)W I*        A    ^-'k s0l,(:s anu" con~  ill.'vk   \\^    f\    ditions -of- men���������  and   .women���������visit  '���������$k pit*   <lie Oapilul in the course  fit vO-. ������������ a ^ay* on pleasure -or  i^SaP*. business bent,  but   thero.  ir^^s'll are somo types of charnc-  13-r  ter that may be said to be  chronically anil epidemically prevalent there. * The  old habitue of the build-  ".' ' ing comes to  know  them  "by the cut of their jib," as the sailors  say: t The persons themselves may  change, bnt the types they represent d.>  not. Death and the mutations of time or  circumstances may shift the actors themselves, but their parts are always represented," and the play is constantly on the  boards." ���������       .,   .'  . A daily visitor at the Capitol is the ward  politician, who runs down to "Washington  for a, day or two to  see his Congressman  and report upon the  condition of the polities of the district.  You cannot fail to  recognize this chap"  when you see him. |||tj$  T h e,_ Congressman,--- }Mfo  walks ��������� through the  corridor with his  arm resting familiarly on,, the" visitor's  shoulder, and listening to the account of  affairs at home with  .eagerness: vrxitD roMTiciAjr.  Oiit iu Statuary Hall, in a corner'filled  with chairs and sofas, you will often find  some    characteristic   types.    This   is  the ladies' reception  room in  the   House  wing of the Capitol,  where   ladies   desiring to converse-with  a   member   of   .the  House  can   send' in  their card and  meet  the man Ihey' desire-  to see.     The majority    of ' those    who  the old'claimant throng   this   portion  of the.building are elderly  women,  snd7  faced women, as a rule, with .trouble, and  privation too plainly stamped upon them.  A constant visitor is the old lady .whose,  wayward, son  has  enlisted  in   the   army  and  is repenting his"-1 rash act at leisure  .while efforts are being    made    through,  ���������the  Congressmen   to  get the Secretary of  War  to   order     tho  young    man's     discharge.  Another visitor in  this ladies' reception  room is the young  woman who wants a  position iu the departments. There is  a prevailing impression among many  that she   is   always  beautiful,  vivacious and bewitching,  but  this  is  not  necessarily  the case.    Plain  girls are sometimes poor and in need of  work.    The chances are ten to one" that  the  young  woman   will   support  two   or  three other people, or perhaps educate a  younger  brother    or  sister, and she is in  dead  earnest   about  her application.  .  A cheery   sight is  tho    honest    farmer  who  drops into    the  Capitol on a visit to  Washington   or    the  East, and must call  upon    his     member.  lie  is  often-accompanied  by  his  wife.  _     _.   ., and sends in his card  eB^S> and   waits   with    an  tiik FAKarEH,.. .���������','.'-expectant'     air,     as  though   anticipating   a; hearty   welcome  and effusive greeting from the Congressman.     If th'e  visitor is a man  of consequence   in   his   neighborhood,   known   to  the   congressnian,   the   latter   will   come  forth in a-hurry and escort the visitor to  the reserved gallery,  whence he will point  to him the dignitaries upon the tidor of  'he   House   or  Senate  and  there  leave  him   in  a   state    of  awe and admiration.  Like      the      poor,  whom   we   have   always with u.s, is the  disappointed      office  seeker  at  the    Capitol.    He is there e.v-.  ery day;  hopeful  in  the forenoon, dejected in the afternoon,  and despairing in.: the evening, but coming again on the morrow to renew -his  suit and revive his hopes. You can- see  him almost anywhere in the'building, and  know him by his listless air, his :anxious,  careworn look and  the frayed fringes of  his coat-sleeves and  trousers.  In all seasons of  the year, when Congress is in session,  and when it is not,  the newly married  couple forms an interesting feature of  the visiting class at  the Capitol. Of  course, everybody is  TiiEiKniiiDAr. touk ������0n to them" the  moment they get into the building.    He  has hold of her arm as though fearful  that she will get away from him, or that  some   bad   Congressman   will   steal   heri  and  they go ambling through the corridors, ^blissfully   unconscious  of   everything   except   themselves.  The     crank,      o f  course, is always on  hand.    Usually he is  harmless,     although  sometimes he is,not.  '  A great many   people, "   with     nothing  better to  do   inTthe  world than to develop eccentricities, find  Washington   a   congenial  field,   and   to -  this  class' Congress seems to  be as  the  lamp that attracts the, silly 'moth.    People with, all kinds of liobb.ies come.to the  Capitol to put them into operation.    The  dangerous crank is an occasional visitor,  but  as  soon- as  he  makes  his' presence  known he is promptly ejected. ' ,  Ever since the war a familiar, figure  has haunted the corridors of the Capitol.  He has not been the  same person all the  time, but has , been  the same'kind of person or, persons and  with tho same kind  FAMILY OF INDUSTRIOUS   MICE,  THE CRANK.  1'   mffi  w  ���������    \&e*  soft hat and turndown collar, and  wears.a black string  tie, He drawls in his  speech "and-ris* very  punctilious and polite  Pito'Ji the south., in manner.' This'  gentleman is "looking after a Southern  war claim. The claim that he is trying  to get through Congress* is for supplies  furnished by loyal relatives of his to Union  -troops .during the war, or for'some cotton in the- possession of loyal families  wliich .was sent North 'and sold, and the  proceeds .of  which  sale are now  in  the  Six   Interesting   Little  Rodents   that  r '. Are Trained to Work.  Brooklyn has a family of mice consisting of six little rodents that earn*  their living in- an interesting manner,  and assist in supporting an ingenious-  German, whose devoted servants they  are.   Their home is a veritable spinning  room, nnd tliey are as regular and methodical in.lheir habits as any human;  beings..  When the sun rises old papa-  mouse pokes bis head through the small'  aperture'leading to tbe revolving wheel  to which a loom Is attached, and, after  blinking his eyes, gets down to-work.  He takes a few whirls at tbe treadmill  and then announces   to   the sleeping  , laborers on the inside of tbe adjoining  room'that it is time to go to work, and  all is in readiness to receive them.   So-  far as tbe witnesses are able to state, ���������  there is a general awakening among'lha  rest "of tbe family,  while the old boy-  gets down to his labor and-spins the fan  for at least an hour.    It whirls, hums  and-buzzes under bis motive power, and  about 7 o'clock the children going to the  markets and bakeries stop and take a0  look at their, friend, who is much older  than some of them.   A.t the conclusion  -of Ids shift be pipes a call aud Mrs.  Mouse bounces out of ber apartments,  and lakes hoi" turn at the wheel.    She  chirps, squeals'and runs over the revolving cylinder until tbe fan is throw-   ���������  ing a good breeze all over the store.  Customers come in, stand and look on  in admiration, and pass out smilingly,   '  at .the persistence of the little creature.- ,  Presently at the entrance holerfou-r  little heads appear, and the children indicate. by0 a variety of strange noises _,  thaL they arc ready /to lend themselves ''  to"the industry of keeping a little breeze  floating around tbe German's shop. The'  mother gives  the treadmill an extra."  SEEKING- office.  FAMILY  MICE   THAT   RUN'S  SHOT.  "lit?  office-seeker.  treasury. This gentleman, or one of his  kind, turns up at,every'Congress, and is  frequently supplemented by a dainty little woman in black, soft of speech, persuasive of tongue and with a world 'of  trouble in her past.  One of the stock characters at the Capitol is the old soldier, tbe applicant for a  pension   or    an    increase    of    pension.  He Is" perennial.s You  can  find, him- in" almost any part of the \\^  building   at    almost jjj^sj^ffl^1  any time of the day. ^j"^Sw|i  He is   unobtrustive, *^-||f  however, because he  ijjMrs^-jfo  is   patient,   long-suf-   m^fff/ /J  fering and accustom-      ^  ed    to    delays.     lie  stumps   around   the  corridors    with    his     ^  cane, or, perhaps,  a the old soldier.  wooden   leg.   and   makes    confidants   of  the doorkeepers  and messengers  around  the  halls.     It is  not long until  they  all  know him and his little story, and know  the Congressman he wants to see.    Everybody-is kind to the old fellow, and  it is  seldom   that   the   Congressmen     try   to  dodge him.   -The, trouble with his case, is  that   there  are  so,, many   others  like   if.  equally deserving,  and   maybe of longer  standing.    The Congressman has lots of  the  same   kind  in. his own  district,   but  the Grand Army button that the old fellow carries in his lapel, or the faded blue  coat which he wears, is the open sesame  to   give   him   patient,  audience   with   all  "Congressmen.     After   a    while   this   old  soldier will'give  it up  and  go'home,   vo  await the committee's- action on his bill,  i.-iving, perhaps, interested some member  in its fate, but his place will.be taken by  another one,  and.after  him  another,   so'  that there is always a contingent of the  same class on hand.  whirl .and lightly bops out, while her  babies scamper in and go on with-the  occupation that has been part of their-  early bringing up. Presently at noon  they all come out in the main room for  lunch, and about 12:30 tliey are once  more earning their living, which, by Iho-  -way, is mere play for them.  Heart Parties.  A "heart party" affords lots of enjoyment for tbe children. Pin a large  heart made of red flannel cloth on a  sheet hung from a door.. In tbe center of the heart sew a small circle of  white. Give arrows of white cloth  with a pin placed thereon to each  guest, each arrow bearing a number,  the number corresponding to a list  whereon the names and numbers of  the guests are placed. Tbe point of  the game is to see which person, when  blindfolded, can pin the arrow nearest  to tbe central spot of the white. Prizes  are given to the successful ones:  Bogus Diamonds.  Some    curious    stories can lie  told  about fche thousands of false diamonds  sold yearly in London.     As a working  goldsmith I have seen a good deal of  the trade in imitation stones.    People  of all ranks buy them.   A nobleman is  in immediate want of cash and must  find it somewhere.     He will perhaps  turn to his family diamonds.   Possibly.  ������10.000 could be raised on them.     He  takes the jewelry off to*the false diamond provider, has the real stones removed and the false ones put in, and  deposits the actual gems with some one ���������  as a security for a loan..    No one is a  bit-tbe wiser:   His wife appears in her  jewels just the same as usual.     If she  .didn't ber husband  would    bo    made  bankrupt    by   his  creditors , the  next  week.   A large amount of business is V  doiie in this way, and you may depend  upon it that  the false diamond-merchant  has many  a  chuckle   when  he-  reads in his paper about Lady So-and-  so's    magnificent    diamond   bracelet"  and  the  Countess Bareacre's  "superb  tiara."���������Ashton Reporter.  For ji Son's Memory.  Mrs. Elizabeth. Ludlow, tbe mother  of the well-known New-Yorker, Robert.  Center, who was killed while riding a-  bicyclo on the Western boulevard in '  New York somo months.ago, .has given  bis entire estate, valued at .(j,lo0,060, to  endow in his memory a fund for instruction at Columbia'College.  The most common offense in Jamaica  is tbe use of obscene and offensive language. Over one-fourth of the-arrests  made i������������st year were on this charge.  To the North.  It is doubtful "'if any particular benefit is derived from sleeping with, the  bead to tbe north. It has, however,  been asserted by nervous people that  a difference was noticeable in their  temper and composure with changes  of sleeping position with regard to. the  magnetic polarity of tbe earth.  v.  ii.'  F*ro  s.  Were   it   not   for   tbe   multitude   of  storks that throng to Egypt eveiw win-'  ter there would be no living in  some  parts of the country, for after every inundation frogs appear in devastating  swarms  j.  o, ���������urx-JUWWtKKsrHMff'Uff^iu  ^'-1  xarmi rulnun iWpg���������  t -fItarifJiWCHCT^traA-'/aW MfcV������J������*������Q A j &������*. a*, i j _^ 44L4UE  W    i  u  Ik*"'  The English language must bo tough,  At-least, that's what I've reckoued,  .   -For it is still'alive to-day <  Though murdered every second.  ���������New York Truth.  Modern slang: He���������I am doing to  kiss you. She���������Well, I like tha t!���������Town  Topics. '���������  He���������Well, your sister is married. Now  It's your turn.. ' She���������Oh, George! ask  papa.���������New York Journal.  ��������� "Tourist���������Are we near tbe falls? Guide  ���������Yes, sir. As soon as the ladies stop  talking you can hear the roar.���������Town  Topics. /*'''.  "1 don't see your mistletoe," said be,  glancing up at the chandelier. "Is it  really necessary?" replied she archly.  It wasn't���������Judge. ,    <   . '  , "Is your picture in the academy a sue-  - cess?",  "That's what I am wondering.  Some one said it was worth the price,  of admission."���������Punch.  He���������Jones is'all right, I suppose, but  lie and I, do-not like each other-a bit.  She���������Well,'that is much to the credit  of both 'o'f you.���������.Cincinnati Enquirer.  Amateur, Humorist���������That's a pretty  good joke of'mine; don't you think so?  .Experienced Editor���������Well, it is just as  funny now as it ever was.���������Somerville  ��������� Journal.   - ; .      -  ���������,links���������What-tender care your  wife  takes of you. - Always'.worrying about  your health.    Blinks���������Yes; I have my  life Insured  in  favor of- my sister.���������  .?New York Weekly.       ,   . _.  ,   ,  .    Brown���������I wonder who originated ,the  Idea that it is unlucky to begin anything4  on Friday? ' Robinson���������Probably it was *  some lazy individual'who preferred to  ���������  wait until' Saturday.���������Puck.  '"You don't-mean, to say~you became  -..engaged to him after but.five hours' acquaintance?"    "Certainly.    How much  ��������� time would you have me devote to one  engagement?"���������Brooklyn Life.  Bobby���������Is   oxygen   what   tbe   oxen  breathe all day?   Papa���������Of course, and  'what everything eLse breathes.   Bobby  ���������And   is   nitrogen   what   every   one  breathes at night?���������New York World. -  This world is but<*n fleeting show,  And few-iire they, alas! -'��������� ;  Who can rake up a "pull that's strong  Enough for a free pass... ^  ���������Indianapolis Journal.'   . '"       ���������   -  "Those Eskimos, up in^ Alaska have  good,'"sound common sense." "How so?"  "Why, when tliey, fall in love" with a  girl they announce it by sending her a  sealskin sacque."���������Chicago Record.  She���������I presume the country editor's  pathway is not strewn with flowers?  He * (pleasantly)���������No, not exactly; but  'we stumble on a bushel of potatoes occasionally, or a cord of wood.���������Detroit  Tribune;*  Sister���������There, you have candy all over  your new suit! What will mamma  say? Little Brother���������Well, mamma  won't lot me have any fun in these  clothes till I got 'em spoiled.���������Boston  Traveler.  Ragged Reuben���������It's dis yere imported pauper labor- dat's ruinin' all our  prospects. Tattered Timmy ��������� Sure  "imff! Dese European noblemen are  comin' over here and.suatchln' tbe pick  of our 'Merican girls!���������Bazar.  First Horse���������Well, tliey took poor old  Dobbin to the slaughter-house to-day.  Second Horse���������That's too bad. First  Horse���������It is bad, but worse remains.  They mean to make bis hide into bicycle-saddles.���������Indianapolis   Journal.  "Any snakes in this neighborhood?"  asked the Northern visitor. "Tt's 'cord-  in' to what you want," replied tbe  moonlight manipulator; "a pint might  fetch 'em, but we give a guarantee  with every quart."���������Atlanta Constitution.  "What 1 want," said the lawyer, "is  to prove that my client is mentally deficient." "Certainly,'? replied the expert., ."There won't be the least trouble  in showing that, so long as he has employed you as bis lawyer."���������Washington Star. . -    .������������������'���������'.  Tougbmug���������Cbimmie, wot lias became of Dippy Pete lately? Cbimmie,  de Sport���������Well, you see, he got to doin'  everybody be could, and now��������� Tough-  mug���������Well?- Cbimmie, de Sport���������He's  doin' time!���������Cincinnati Cominercial  Tribune.  Prof, (lecturing)���������Oxygen, gentlemen,  Is essential to all animal existence;  there    could  be   no  life     without   it.  ��������� strange to say, it was not discovered  until a century ago, when������������������   Student  ���������What-did tliey do before it was discovered, professor?���������Household" Words.  "May I write you a poem on tbe  beautiful snow?" asked tbe poet, timidly. "Yes," thundered the editor, "go  out, squat down in the snow and write.  In the meantime, I'll sit-here and pray  that as fast as you write the sun will  thaw it. out."���������Philadelphia North  'American.  "I suppose," said the visitor, "that,  tbe Congressmen will observe the usual rules in their assemblages from time  to time." "Yes," replied Col. Stillwell.  "Tbuh's no use o' 'changin' around  f'uin one to ano'thuh. You can't get  anything mo' reliable than Hoyle."-������  Washington Star.  STEAM  ROTARY ENGINE.  .Lucky   Idea   of  a   Minnesota   Station  ,    Agent and   Operator. '  It was five years ago that Grant  Brambel, after experimenting for seven years, bit upon the'idea of the little  rotary ^engine for  which he.is to receive, over $1,500,'-  000 from an English syndicate?Mr.  Brambel is an Englishman, just 40  years of age, and  has beena persist-  on ant.bbambel. ent globe-trotter.  Four years ago he went to Sleepy E3'e,  Minn.*, as station agent and telegrapher  of tbe Chicago and Northwestern Railway, and in that capacity has he there  remained until now. In explaining the  invention which has brought him such  affluence Mr.'Brambel said:  Explanation of- drawings���������Fig. 1���������  Perspective view of a reversible motor  embodying the invention.*  Fig.' 2���������Vertical section, perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the piston.  Fig. 3���������View of face of piston, showing recessed chambers for steam and  concentric ducts.  When tbe throttle valve is turned to  admit steam or-other, motive agent to  one of the inlet ports, it enters the cyl-,  inder adjacent to one of the expansion  chambers, marked 3, Fig. 2, and is thus  admitted to one of the chambers or recesses of the piston,.marked l-*and 2."  The expansion of steam gives.tbe impetus necessary to carry the piston far  ���������enough to'bring the succeeding .chamber into the field of the incoming steam,  the first chamber being meanwhile.'exhausted at 4. Reversal is accomplished by moving, the lever to cause the  admission'of steam through the other  Inlet port. ';'-"","     ���������'        ��������� . *   f  "I first got the ideaof a rotary engine  from the turbine wheel. I couldn't see  why steam*" couldn't do what water did,  especially 'when steam- had* qualities  that-water lacked and that wvere essential. I knew it was necessary to get the  greatest possible development of the  steam expansion to give success to my  idea, and I have been working along  that line for twelve years. ��������� I believe it  will be hard to get anything simpler,  more powerful or better in its way than  I have. I have run circular saws *with  my engine up to 1,200 revolutions, emery wheels, centrifugal fans and blowers, creamery - separators up to 6,500  revolutions, and dynamos, all coupled  direct to the,engine. The-engine has  been * in use in "elevators, "hoisting  works; boats and machine shops.' The  largest'engine'has .been" in use in a~  Trenton, .N. J., dynamo' room since  February, giving the best of satisfaction. The engine .is about"'6x18 inches  on the floor and stands less than two  to a remarkable degree, even though  he is endowed with only ordinary mental capacity; for honor, truth and industry are more than genius.  Don't be foppish in your dress, and  don't buy anything before you have  the money to pay for'it. Shun billiard  saloons and be careful bow you spend  your evenings. Cultivate your' taste  for reading, and read only good books.  With a love for reading you will find  in books friends ever true and full of  cheer in times of gloom, and sweet  companionship for lonely hours. Other  friends may grow, cold and forsake  you, but books are always the same,  and in closing, boys, I would say again  that 'with, truth, honesty and industry,  and a living faith in God, you will succeed.  "Honor and shame from no condition rise,  Act  well your part: there all the honor  lies."    , '"  ���������Catholic Telegraph.  NO MORE WORK FOR MILKMAIDS  A   SUPERB   TEMPLE.  Ma-  New Home of the   Scottish   Kite  soon of indianap -lis.  The new Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Indianapolis,,.is considered v the  finest thing of its kind in' America: Certainly no Masonic temple has more  gorgeous fittings,- and none has as much  room  devoted "exclusively to Masonic  Iowa Farmer Has a Machine to Take  Their Place. ,-  ��������� Hiram C. Wheeler, a farmer king ot  Iowa, has a machine that milks seventy-five cows a day with a perfection of  action that would put a "pretty maid"  to the blush. The inventor offered the  machine some time ago to'Mr. Wheeler,  who liked it, tried it and found it a success. In the accompanying picture the  numbers indicate the leading parts of  the apparatus. No.' 1 represents a collapsible vacuum storage chamber, fastened by the top and inside of the frame  which is shown. No. 2 represents a  box, which will contain about 1,200  pounds of sand or dirt, which is so  made that it will slide up and down inside'the frame, and is suitably'fastened to the lower end of tbe vacuum stor-  MASONIC TEMPI,E   IN INDIANAPOLIS  age chamber(No. 1).( No. 3 represents  a metallic air pipe or tube leading, from  the, top "end of tlie vacuum storage  chamber (No. 1) to the air pump (No. 4).  The air pump (No. 4) is suitably provided with check valves, one being an inlet and the other an outlet. Attached  to the main pipe (No. 3) is the vacuum'  gauge (No.' 5). 'No.' 6 represents a  ���������branch nipple fastened to the main air  pipe (No. 3). No. 7 represents a rubber  air hose, one end of which is attached  to No. 6 ancl the other end.to the air  valve (No. 8). The valve (No. 8) has a  nipple which extends'through the cover  of the end milk- can. The ordinary  eight and ten gallon milk cans are used  foi" the milk receptacles, and. enough of  purposes. <��������� The temple -was begun in, . ,  May last year,: and,the corner stone these cans are always used-with the  was laid In* July. It-is now complete, I machine to contain the milk of all the  even to the ~ delicately' hued carpeting f cows to be milked, so ���������that the vacuum  1 can.be created in all the cans at one  on the floor and the" Oriental hangings  on the walls.   The builcling has a front-  time and' before the milking is started  age of 80 feet and a depth bf 102 feet.  It Is nine stories.   The first .two stories  No.. 9 represents tbe" tubes "attached" to  the milk, can  covers," and the rubber  are faced "with oolitic lime stone,- and'; tubes connecting tbe several cans,  above this "the  facing  is buff-colored j - It will be'noti'ced that the-end milk  brick.  "All above the first floor-is used  caai "has an "L" shaped tube, and that  for Scottish, rite purposes.- The build- j the next can has aQ "T" shaped tube,  ing is as nearly fire-proof as it was-pos*   All  of  the  "T"' shaped  tubes extend  ing is as nearly  sible to make it,  Hence the  "Loving   Cup.  through the cover downjnto the can  about five inches. The can nearest to  the milk conducting pipe (10) is con-  The best account of the origin of the; nected by suitable  rubber'tube to  it.  loving cup is that- given by the late  Lord Lyons, formerly an ambassador  in Paris. According to his narrative,  King Henry of Navarre while hunting  became separated from bis companions, and, feeling thirsty, called at a  wavside inn for a cup of wine.     The  The-main milk conducting pipe (10) is  fastened along .the stanchions as near  the ground as practicable, the end nearest the milk cans being lower than the  opposite end. No. 11 represents special  rubber milk tubes which branch from  the  main  milk  conducting'pipe  to  a  serving maid, on handing it to him as ( point in ������Vont of the cow's fore feet, but  be sat on horseback, neglected to pre- j a little t0 the rjgilt) so as not to __nter.  feet. high.    It weighs 300 pounds and  is run by a 120-horse-power boiler.  Mr. Brambel has patents on his engine in nearly all the civilized, countries of the world, and it is for the' British rights alone that he is to be paid  $1,000,000.  To Boys  Going to "Work.  Be on hand promptly in the morning  at your employer's place of business  and make it a point never to be. late,  and perform cheerfully every duty.  Be respectful to your employers and  all in authority over you. and be polite  to every one. Politeness costs nothing,  and it will help you wonderfully in getting along in the world and. above all,  be honest and truthful. The boy'who  starts in life with a sound mind and a  sound body, who is honest, truthful  and industrious, who remembers with  grateful love  his  father and   mother,  sent the handle. Some wine was spilled over, and'his majesty's white gauntlets were soiled. While riding home bhe  king bethought him that a two-handled  cup would prevent a recurrence of this,  so his majesty had a two-handled cup  made at the royal pottery and sent it  to the inn. On his next visit he called  again for wine, when to his astonishment the maid (having received instructions from her mistress to be very  careful of the king's cup presented it  to him holding it by each of its handles.  At once the happy idea at once struck  the king of-a cup with three handles,  which was 'promptly acted -upon, as  his majesty quaintly remarked, "Surely out of three handles I shall be able  to get one!"  All He Wanted.  ' Emory Kjtorrs lost a divorce ease by  the wit of bis .opponent. ,-;'-. He bad-  brought suit-for'divorce on behalf of. a  woman, who asked for possession of  two children. The husband made a vig- j  orou-s protest, and employed_ a. young  lawyer of ability to defend the suit.  The defense bad the best- case, so far  as the evidence went, but Mr. Storrs  made one of his characteristically  strong speeches, with an eloquent plea  on behalf of the mother and her two  children. The effect on the jury was  apparent. lie concluded his speech  with that trite exclamation of Patrick  Henry, "Give me liberty or give me  death!" ���������       ���������  The young attorney arose deliberately  and said:  "Mr. Bailiff, you can give me a glass  of water."  fere with the cow's lying down in the  stanchions. ' One of these tubes (llj  branches from the main pipe for each  cow in the herd. Attached to the other  end of the branch tubes (11) are the  compound tees ancl teat cups. Tbe compound tees consist of four valves, properly joined, and a teat cup properly attached to each valve. The compound  tee and teat cups are so adjusted that  all four teats can be milked at one time  and tbe. milk from all run through the  branch tube (11) into the main conducting pipe (10). No. 13 represents a traction can attached to one end of tbe  rope, which runs over two pulleys and  is fastened at the other end to tbe  branch tube (11). No. 14 represents a  series of compound tees and-sets of  teat cups attached to their respective  air out or the vacuum storage chamber  until it  is practically  fully  collapsed  and has drawn the weight box up as  far as possible. JVhe operator then puts  the milk cans into their proper places.  The covers,  each one of which has a  small rubber ring around it,  are put  on the cans and pressed down so that  with the help of the rubber ring an airtight connection is made with the cans.  The .valve, S, is then opened.   There being a vacuum in the vacuum storage  chamber and air pump, 3, it is apparent  that.the air in the milk receptacles and  branch   .tubes    will    be    immediately  drawn into the vacuum storage chamber and that the weight, 2, will'descend.-  The operator can then pump out all the  air that lias been drawn into the vacuum storage chamber, and tbe machine  is ready for the milking.   The operator  takes a set of teat cups, with compound  tee and  branch, tube,  from  the hook  and successively, applies them to the  animal's'teats and opens the valves in  the compound tee belonging to them,,  'whereupon    the   teats   are    instantly  drawn into the cups by suction. _,The  operator then goes to the next animal  and repeats the operation.    The milk  flows from the teat cups through the  branch tubes into tbe main milk conducting pipe  and  thus  into  the  milk  cans.   As soon as the milk rises iii the  first can, so that it covers and seals the  mouth'of the tee-shaped tube, referred  to, that projects] down into the can, it  will be apparent that the suction ^will  be arrested for that particular can, and  hence no more milk will enter it.   The  "milk will simply enter the tube until it  runs over iii to th'e next can, and so on.  ,  The vacuum _ storage chamber when  fully collapsed will'milk from ten to  fifteen cows before, it,is necessary-to  pump the air out of it again, the number of cows depending "on the quantity  of milk they give.   At any. time during  the milking operation the operator can  step to the pump and' pump out a part   -  or all of the air in the.vacuum storage   '  chamber. When a large number of cows  as, for instance,  "100, are attached to  the machine at one time, it would be  necessary   to   have  some  one  at the -  pump nearly all the time.  The milker has been found-to be a  great labor-saving machine, as with it , '  one man can milk from twenty-five to"  fifty cows per-hour, the average .speed'' '  of'the average man with an average lot  of cows.' under ordinary conditions, be*-"  ing about thirty-five cows per hour.  It  has been also demonstrated that this  rmethod ot milking is more agreeable- \  to the animals than the average hand,  milking.    When milked- with this ma- .  chine the cows show no uneasiness, and  the longer, they are milked the more~  gentle they appear to'become,  conserj  quently they give milk freely and may *  be milked dry.  He Thought It Was a Fly.  She wore ber hat far down over her  eyes. It was a very large hat, and its  proudest decoration was a bunch of  bird paradise tail feathers. She came  into church with the most devout- air  imaginable and knelt for a moment in  silent prayer. The bald-headed- man  'just in front of ber twitched uneasily.  His head moved'from side to side. Pie  lifted one hand and brought it smartly-  down on the top of bis bald head and���������  the tips of my lady's bird of paradise  feathers which had been tickling it.  After that a very red-faced woman sat  bolt upright in her pew, while a bald-  headed -man just in front turned purple, and what in any other place would  have been a snicker ran through tho  congregation.  Told His Story  in Latin.  At the time of the peace jubilee. Dr.  C. R. Porter, of Boston, returned to his  office one da?', and found the slate in  the hall covered with Latin words and  signed O. W. Holmes. He immediately  got down his dictionary, and with  much effort discovered that he had  been to tho peace jubilee, had soiled bis  boots so thoroughly with dirt that he  did not like to go downtown in such a  branch tubes, hung up on the stanch- . plight, and had stopped and. asked Mr.  "What's the matter?" asked the policeman; "haven't you anyplace to go?"  "Any place ter go!" replied Meandering  Mike, with contempt; "I've got so many  places ter go to dat it's worry in' me  dizzy makin' up me mind whieh way  ter  start."���������Washington  Star.  MACHINE   THAT   MILKS   SEVENTY-FIVE   COWS   A   DAY.  ions, as they are when not in use. No.  15 represents a . water receptacle or  tank, connected by a pipe to the highest points of main milk conducting pipe  (10). A valve is placed between the  water  receptacle  ancl   the   main   milk   ��������� ���������  conducting pipe.    No. 1G represents the  Father���������Do you think you car* sup-   operator attaching one of tbe sets pf  port her in the style to which she has   m_i_- CUXys  been accustomed?    Suitor���������Not in tbe      -_n.e manner of using  is as follows: Tbe cows  Porter's servant for a footbrusb that  he might clean up his boots; and he had  dignified this rather menial performance by writing it all out in Latin and  leaving it on the slate.  and who does not grow away from the i style to which she lias been accustomed  church, has qualities of mind and { since we became engaged.���������Detroit  heart that will ensure him to succw I Tribune.  Wife���������If I thought a.thing was wicked, I'd die before I'd do H.    Husband  ���������So   would  I-     Wife���������Hub.'.    I   think  ind operating ! smoking cigars is a wicked waste; an  ^  /    r  . ..V ~ ,'  bein"- in their   impious defilement, in fact.    Husband  proper stanchions, the operator works  tbe air pump, 4, by hand, drawing t'^  ���������Then you should not smoke.    Hand  me a match, please.���������New York Weekly.  \.jj* THE     WEEKLY    NEWS    MARCH.    ,9th.     1897.  m fiMdi mm  Issued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.  .. TEilMS OF SUBSCRIPTION'.  IK   ADVANCE.  One   Ycnr       ?200  Six Montb.3     '.     125  Single Topy     0 1'5  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  0.,-j ;..;:-li per year' 5,12.00  ,.   month         150  eighth col*   per year       25 00  fourth* ..      .00 00  week,  ..  line          '....' 10  Local  notices,per line     20  Notices    of   Births,    Marriages    and  .eatbs,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advertismenl inserted for less than  50 cents. ' ,  ���������   Persons  failing to get  Thk News   regularly should-notify'the OrFiciL.  Way, MR. 9,1897,  The legalizing prize fighting by an act  of* the legislature of one tbe United States  is not-calculated to enhance the reputation of that particular commonwealth,  and may lead to adverse congressional  action.  It is greatly to 'he credit of British  public sentiment that it condemns the  action of the leading powers with reference to Crete; but don't'let us continue  to speak of then? Io.iger -is Christian  'nations.  There ii no danger of the burglars getting away with $5,000 worth of diamonds  in Union���������unless they take the "black  diamonds.''   There are plenty of them.  AN OPEN WINTER.  Farmers tell us that   it has been many  years  since   there  has   been   as  mild   a  winter as this.    Ploughing has been going  on all through the winter month1?.  Everything is in a state  of forwardness.    Mr'  ���������������������������_.-..���������-JV- Urquliart, one   of our leading   firmeis  tells us   that this week   he   will   sow   b:s  ���������sprirjg wheat.    As   we   write the   breath  - of Spring fills the air,   the song of birds  comes from the   tree tops,   and" from the  sunny   slope-? the  fast opening buds give  forth their dclightful'fragrance.  DISCONTINUING-   A PAPER.  It is the   experience   of all   newspapers  that they are constantly losing some sub-'  scribers and as constantly gaining others.  A subscriber  is   touched by a spasm   of  economy and he stops   bis   paper;   after  ��������� awhile he feels the loss of il���������misses some  thing,   may   bo of  importance,   because  he does not take tbe paper winch contains  a notice of it���������and he  comes back.    But  one thing should always be  remembered  and that is, the iaw  requires the piper to  be paid  for;���������settlement   must be  made  BEFORE it  can   be  stopped.    It is of no  Avail'to refuse to take the paper from the  post office without  giving   the  publisher-  notice of a desire to discontinue and paying up.    Its of no   use. to-write���������"Please  stop the paper and when I come up I will  settle; " or "my  husband   will call   when  he returns."    If.papers' have   been taken  from the post  office, the.   publisher has a  right to continue sending them until cash  accompanies   a   notice   to    discontinue.  And this is only fair and just.  Be   honest   with    the   editor.     Square  dealings is always the best. ���������'....  name of the   new    Spanish   commander  has not been announced.  On Maich at'h, Mr. McKinley was  duly inaugurated as President of ths  United States; his cabinet is considered  the ablest formed'since tbe days of Polk's  presidency, the ministers ail being men  of national reputation; it is noticeable  there is not one young man in the cabi  ������������������let; this means that heails of departments  are to be more than mere clerks.  The bi-metallic" movement is evidently  gaining strength as an','. international  policy. In the United States the Republican party stands pledged lo it; a ieso!u-  lion was lately almost unaminiously passed in the Senate favoring it. ��������� Senator  YValcou's mission to Europe is bearing  fruit,',and should the United States take  tlu lead il is believed m iny European  countries will support; in England its  advocates are,becoming more numerous.,  The project of tbe Nicaraugan Canal is  temporarily shelved, owing to railroad  influence; the last word on the subjeel  has not been spokea, and it will be a  surprise if a new bill in its favor be not  introduced, when Congress meets next  'December. The South and West will not  rest content until this measure of justice  be ,y rauieJ.  It is understood that Hugh J. M.ic-  donald will retire from Dominion politics,  and become tha leader of the Conservatives in Manitoba.  The Manitoba school question will be  fought out. in every con-stimericy which  is partly Catholic, as bye-elections occur;  Catholics supporting the Conservatives.  In rhe Provincial legislature', a bill has  been introduced 'to amend the-liquor  licence law whereby tbe Japs -are classed  with the Chinese and Indians, having no  voice in the matter. A-petition of .the  Union and Cumberland Water-Works  Co., for incorporation was presented by  Mr. John Bryden; and an address to Her  Most Gracious Majesty the Q.ieen, upon  her having attained to the longest reign  of any sovereign of the British Empire,  adopted.  DAB WIN'S   THEOIilT.  Darwin's v'heory  of   th'j   "Survival of th.  usfcest" is thtts <he w-o**l-.I_y dit>aud t-he'ttro.-.*..'  .Lt.cl rubiui bve.    Ti.e  vegetable Wid   n-ir-A  kn-.__.doni* havts lii-.ustra'.eu tins grand the >iy  to ivory person jjiaritiog ve__K-:ul;le and tlow-  sr -.ec.is.     Ii ia t;o', v., ce.;.s.-.ry to be   f miui-ii  with    i.hev..>v.-.t:n^s   of   D.vr.-*iQ,     li-.txie*,,  liiieokfcl <>:��������� LwUonn'.e to ^ruvu how e^-jsa-.i-jt'.  il ii lo ..isUii heeiis which i.-aiure, iissiars-d o.;  .-cien<j<*, has evo'vad ;>.t-j   the   ing'icjeic  3t-t>>  i.-f ije-rfjctiou.    Tiis yre is tj'etiii.'in'.'i,   D.   AI.  FiiKRY & Co , Vv'iud.O', O.icino, have  dom-  i.-iore in the ur.fj ioai evolution  of see-drf Li-a..  any other ase-i house   in   thy   world.     TliJj  produce <i::d a cad out   kcada   tha',  uo-j  en!.,  grow buo attain a tii^u 'j\>'^  oi  pi-rfcjuo > ;  for nearly   furry   3'eara   they   have   devoiot:  their bast akill and energy in this dirt-olio: .  We are juat   in   roeeipt   ui   thvir   besutifiii  iSeetl Aiiuudi for iSdi, whiuh is lull of practical '.liioruia'.ioii for   not  oniy   the   s-.ilit-o  gardener, bus Ths utmtrur.     Vv7t* note,   witt:  plea-surf, 'Am entile aOieacs*   in   thia bo.,k oi  exaggerated and i'liX-f'^sbililo  products   ILtuo  by  Bcudanicu   as  nov������'ue.s.    They   . ifji*   to  nand thi^ expensive work free fco ail v. ho sp  ply for i".    F\irry Sz U-'.'s teodd are gold   by  ail first cl-iao cleaIe:-3--if 3'our merchant doei  noi kt-'ip thetii, eeuri duecs to tliein.  A itaatlsome Cottage.  fffiWS RB7IEWBD.  The nowcottage designed and erected by  Mr; K Sharp ou Mary port'Avenue, is more  iittactiya .than many -a pretensions- mansion.  It staads in the centra of a fail sized lot on  the elevated-side,--with a roof'of-novel ahape  but-which adds to its pictu'resqueness. Tlie  front, is largely glass, the upper. part or  'which ia in the form of aim 11 colored squares  Tbe front gabie end is coverod with wed  yhapud shingles.  W-o 'passu up a neatly railed wide .stairway  and outer through a   shapely   porch   iuto   a  small h iii room, the front, aud   o;;c   side   of  which aro glass;-the. other.  siJc-a   and   overhead   bui;.g   I'iuiahed   in   the   natural wood.  From the hall we tuter   the   parlor aud dining room   which   i.s   arched   in   ihe   centre,  lighted  with   a   haudsoine  bay   window   iu  front, an-i   double   side   windows.    Ac   the  further cod is a iircj/laco with frame u;autel;  plastered, aud woodwork, od fiuislicd; bead  casing and ornamental corner blocks.    Pausing from tho diuing room   we   com??   to   the  kitchen, tvaiubcotted and   tiuiehed   like   -he  diuing room, with enclosed  melal  sink.    A  hall leading from the kitchen, separates   the  bath room from the  pantry,   and   f..om   the  farther end a door opeus to the bayk   veranda.     Tht-r.J are tw:.> bedrooms,   of   good s;z.j  with clothes   closets,-   reached   respectively  from the dining room ami kitchen.  One would have to go a long way to find  a plcaaauter or more Attractive cottage; ar.-d  as might be expected it has fou.H*i ayiuohas  COMOX    BAKERY  Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc;  Bread delivered by Cart through Courtenay and District every  Tuesday,- Thursday and,Saturday.  Wedding Cakes made and Par ti c ������ cirlci.ee    c i  H*.  O   "LUCAS, Proprietor  rp'OR .SAJLE.��������� Sued potatoes (JSTe^/ York-  ���������*-   eits N.'.ir); a iiewb,   cai-.-ed on*' and calf;,  aW half a dozv'u v.hirc Plymouth Rock hei.B  a^d roobfer.   ' A bargain.  David-I'lCKiiLS  D������nmau Island,  B.C.  FOR RE NT-The boarding^ house late,  ly occupied by Mr. A. Lindsay. Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  XX 7 ANTED���������A-good ennveMiier.    Euquirg  ^ ^ at V'lSJSWS Ovfick.  pOR SALE, RANCrl-Ono mile and   0  -*-   half   from   Union,   contains   J (30    aon-  ������������������ml ,wdl be di.'mosed of at a lowiiguie.    Ei������-  quire of J am us Aur.AMd.  FOR SALE���������Cleared corner lot on Pt-n-  l-'ei:rith Avenue, sell ciu-.'^p, term3 easy.  Enquire at "Sews Owick."  Drs  Lawrence  3i  West wood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  ���������   "crjNrib'isr S.C.  Wo have appointed T:lr.   James   Ah-  raiias oar collecfcb-r until   iurcaer notice, to -vitom >all   overdue   acoouats  ,*-"&y be paid. "V  7 *Krox."'lS95.-  A   H  /A  _L'  |5.  A  ti  U Li  f \u  ON'  B  1.  ft  TA  .{J  UK  8  Tne folic wi- g Linens are  Represented  "Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY' l<i*:PAli<El) =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  ��������� BiCYCLi;^ Repaired  ��������� "Gun's and. rifles, repaired^  Plumbing in all its branches,  -  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding baih and improved  Air-tit-diL" stoves, specialties .  Office a.-id Works  Third Sfcet, near  iNisws oiiice.  S-  ;d) \i   Mill i  ���������AND���������  Sasli and I  FAG  T O   R   Y  iu'di  -0���������:o :e���������o���������  A,  i ,Q  JL.   Xi .c������ O ^--/ *"4 11  Prop  (OFFICE���������MILL   STREET.)    ._  (P. O. Drawer 3C.;  Tolepjioiic Call, 1-9)  V-"' NANAIMO, B. C.  3������W A. complete.:'slock   of Rough   nnd  Dressed Lumber always on   band.    Al^c  Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll  Sawing, Turningj.and all   kinds  of wood finishing furnished.  Cedar.   While  Pine.   Redwood.  - - ���������*  CUM"5S"K.*LAZ*1D    SHOE    SHOP.  Esquimalt   and  Nanaimo   Ry.  Steamer City Oj  Nanaimo  MASTER  r  OWENS  The   Steamer  CITY of ITAXTAIMO  will rail as follo*.V3  '     - o  CALLING AT WAY PORTS na,. passengers  and freight inny oiler  ten..e Victoria,' Tuesday,  7 a. in.  "   Nanaimo for Cmnox, Wodr.eaday,  7 a.m  Leave Cuir.ox for Nanaimo,        Fiidays, 7a.m.  "       Nurahno for '^''ictor'.a     Saturduy. 7 a.in  For freight''or  stale   rooms   apply en  board, or at the Company's ticket  office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  aafcTT.TTnrr; >n>iti ���������nr*r*r%rxmjmA  Kit  EF^-3  WM  rATiKMCVMrwVMVWU-liAtMK^IMlSMn"'  1 ++* v*mA^t^>4*������MC������as*v ���������&���������������>������������������������������������..������  SK   |P^������   P55a  Si*? ������  liWMSa^aH  szn Dealer in  *j  rr-; >  . ,r> l "J      rr; >  P\Limbing and .general  Sheetiron work  ' PROMPTLY    DONE  r^^ *  ������&Agents for the  -'e;ebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ran a:e s���������-  N  KaTiui^ctvrer of ti:o  f i/r|-.{-  ,~ * .-Tv.  ��������� *.*������.MKH.-^* <.  --���������mz.f^+i  &H  n ������ x  1 ���������  D.SC:  Dentistry in Ki; Us Branches  Plate \vt-,-k, niliiiy ci>:-.; tx'n  opjj-.-.sit-.- V.'-ivr!.,' Hot,-.  ��������� r  ���������^ Orn  ,'0  ,'C}     H.uu>���������9 .-: m. t.  ���������^ o p.m   to 8 p.m.  1 OUt  ���������>c.t^ja^.Zi^^*x^������JT^x-KX^^iu-Xm+ris>\.-������}f  jl*u i oer k:  iop  -   AND  Bo f kin a  i������*r{ Pet, (5 if 9,  o.  i 1.  :hn<  ������������������ eenner,  o  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, whercl am prepared  to nianufacturc and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call..  ..  NELSON  PARKS.  General    Teaming.      Powder  Oil,   Etc.,   Hauied.    Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  er.    The ne-.v owner wul oejupy it, ia  w-jjks.  fe>  1?I  ii. J. flieok.  u,  The latest news from Crete puts a new  appearance upon affairs there.    A cablegram states that the   note of the combined powers to Greece demanding that she  withdraw  her fleet   from the   waters and  her  troops  from   the Isle of  Crete,   has  been withdrawn.     If this prove   true it is  owing   to   the   determined    attitude   of  Prince George   and  the   power of public  opinion,   as expressed   in   England   and  elsewhere.    If the attitude   of the powers  , be    owing   to   their   desire to   m.iintain'  peace, then why  go to war with  Greece?  The  Cuban   struggle   continues    with I     t������ 1 .*   * ��������� x.  ���������r-a ������    "���������"���������" Do you know that we oan print   you   juat  constant loss of prestige to Spanish arms, j an neat a bin.ness eaid  03  you   can   gee  in  The Hap laid   to force   the Cub in   forces I aMV ������ '*' r P1'n*"'" =   nfBoe   in   the   Province,  into open   battle   proved   a   lai'ur*    a.,',', >"^ J^'-aa oi:oa ,   t,���������, ? ^ Hr-ar Us   udnd,   -.������������������ e  .,..., ' " pr-l't   Ol'-sl!     'H:    >.-,{������    :<.:::;,  .'       1;!      r-.oli    V, ti    CJ������I1  i  e>en. \\ey,:r   li;r.;   a prcioxt hi ilic   par-    ,1,  an^t-Mi-'-g   iu   tlie   line   of  job   printing.     Ail Orders   Promptly Attended   to  d,on   of an  American,   to   resign.      The ' Oivo ua a tr.ai? ������  '  Unionj B. C.  mm and Sign Painter,  Paper-Hanging, Kaisominin^  and   Decorating, g  GRAINING A! SPECIALTY.  Do You  Take Your  Local Pape  It publishes all that is.worthy of notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports.  GOOD   ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTERPRISES,   THE   CHURCHES,    FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement. ,  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  "Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  TELEGRAPHIC    SER  ImiBM Eotel  Courtenay. B. G.  Grant ScMurAghan, Props'.  Best of Liquors  Finest of Cigars  ���������   and  Good "Table       r     ,.  Courteous Attention  Society     Cards  I.    o.    OF.,  Unior. Ledge,  No.    n,, meets   e ery  Friday nighjt^at 8.o'clock.--Visiting breth  ren cordiallyinvited to attend.  F. A. Anlisy, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M, B. C. R.  Union, B. C.  .Lodge   meets    first    P riday ���������   in   each  month..    Visiting brethren   are   cordially  invited to attend.     < * '   '  "���������'., L.   Mounce, Sec.  Hiram Looge No 14A.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, '.  ' ' ���������'    - r.     Secretary. <���������  Gii!iilj".:lAr.d' Encampment.  1      K ������. 0,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every altermie   Wednesdays ol  each month at 8  o'clock p. m. ��������� Visaing  lireihren cordially invited to attend.    ".,'  ������        Joi-in Combe, Scribe.    ���������  S. Oi���������, T.  Union Division Nn. 7, Sons of Temperance meets in Fite. wMast.-n's - Hall,  Union  every Monday evening af 7:;-50.  Visiting friends .cordially' invited to  a; tend. ' '  TcrOS!'DICKINSON. R  "  ***."��������� f\ r^'i v *-���������"���������>  A v.y per son or ' persons ' desi 1 oj ing or  ���������vi-Jihi-iiciing the kct,Li aiid barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Lid of Nanai-  ii'O, will be pro.scciued. A libeial reward  v. ill bo-paid for information leading to  v.<-":\ icticn. ���������  W.   E. NVnis, Scc'y  Z'lt  /  y.  iii^'-'  I VERY-  .. _. ��������� * ik~ :������������������ ���������������������������  \ s-m prepared r.o  furnish1', Stylieh Rigs  and Oo Teaniiftg  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatrick,  Union, B. C.  E A M IN G-  80 YEARS*  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE  MARKS,  DESICMS,  COPYRIGHTS  SCO.  Anyone sending n sketch nnd description may  (juick.'y ascertain, free, whether on invention la  jirobfibly patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest npeucy for securing patents  in A naorica.    W������ have  a Washington office.  P.'.i<<nt3 taken throuub Munn & Co. recelra  epeci^l notice iu the ������������������*���������  . SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN,  loauti.fulir Hliisrratod, lnrpest circulation ot  ny scientific lournal. weekly, terms$3.00 a year:  1.50 six moiitha.    Sncclmnn cnntei iwii Hivn  ������.S0six moiitha.    Specimen copies*and iHin  Book on Intents sent free.  AdOreeii^^  MUNN   &. CO.,  861 Broadway, New York.  "HUM Jill  which   has  a  VICE.  It is the exponent of ihe district, ar.d  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good   paper  can  he produced in a countrv district.  SUfiSOillBE POR "THE NEWS."  Give it your generous support and there j $2 00 PER ANNUM.  will be increased improvements.  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  ci F" -  THE   WEEKLY  A XL, VV O  MARCH.    91H.  1S97.  San Pedro, Cal.  R9V. A. Feasor's Dsecription as Published in the San Fed rr jfimes���������- 3est  Olirnate on. Earth���������"Location TXasiiz-  passed���������Selected by U. 8. Ccra-  xnission for Its Grand Harbor.  AS   Rev.    Eraser  was    for  six  years  .located   in  this   (Comox)   district  and is  about the best known man, that ever lived  among  us   the.  following    pen   and   ink  sketch of San Pedro-w'here he now resides  will b.j of interest   to   very   many  of our  readers.    Since  the -'artirle  was "written,  the   U. S. Commission'have decided   the  long fought  conrest   as  to   whether  San  Pedro or Santa Monica should be improved by the government  as a harbor.    San  Pedro has won   and the   appropriation of  $2,800 000 will be expended there.   Prob-  ably some more millions   will follow  be-  fo������e   the   work is   completed,   when' this  gcrn'of the coast  will   rot  only have the  best haibor of Southern California, but be  the terminus of-a great trans-coniinental  aailwav.  The drenching fegs, bo much dreadtd by invalids and so prevalent iu Santa Monica,  R'"iondot and all the cOdat and inland cities  j i<5 uu unliuown quantity m our favored city.  I Ou������- ,vatsr i^ healthful audaalubrious and although strangers regard it as uuple-iaant for  a time, yet ic ia perfectly wiioltsome, and  every body will admit, we can boast of having ample Variety of drinking   material.  Our advantages for fishiug,   rowing,   sail-  iug, shell gathering, etc.,   surpass   auy  city  on the coast.     Malaria and   epidemics,   fog,  frost aud all the other evils that are so com-  -inou ia other parts' of   "Southern  California  are strangers in this   favored   locality    Our  rainfall is far leas than that of  Los   Angeles  and the damp, chilly mgiits   and  inoriiii g ,  bo, disagreeable   elsewhere,   are    altogetner,  wanting hore.'   These   aud   many   oiher advantages which-might be named,, render riau  Pedro pre-eminent among  all  other   towns  oa the seashore as a healthful, health-giving  resort all the year round.  -5  4  Nanaimo  Cigar factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������     Nanaimo B. C  ,Manufactures" the   finest   cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign   cigars  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR   akti  CLE tOi the same money  L.  P.  ECKSTEIN.  41  Barrister,  Solicitor, Netary Public  Office:���������First    Street,    Union, JB. C.  untie  Works.  tWfAMW  f  'Tan Los Angeles  Times in a recent  ias-nc  ,      very  wisely    in god tho   citizens, of  teaside  t'owus to take up und boom ihwir  respective  localities. p.n   suitable   winter  rcsorta.   . Wc  . -   must ail admit that this   is a very wise and  prudent suggestion.-    Whatever   advantages  ,    or uis.idvautagej San Pedro may po'sseys, all  must ad mis that its'winter   ������ cather and cli-  ' mate'   are   unrivalled.   'Tbe   quiet   city   is  ���������within   the. suburbs   of the great   hub  of  Southern California.'    The piuoramic  view  from the piaz-i^at midday or midnight is uu-  equilk-d in   any other   part of   America or  Europe., At   your feez,'scratching away in  boundless expanse   toward the horizon,   lies  the placid Pacific, -.vh'oh usually, at i.-iidday,  looks lilto a se-i of xUas.    A fi-.*uila   of  fishing boats,    with their   white    winged sad-j,  aro   dotted   over this   boundless   t-xpause,  ,  resembling   a flock   of   arch-Becked  uwaus  ! gracefully   disporting   themselvc-i iu   some  glassy pond.    Scattered here  and there you  ��������� observe swans of a larger*sizj--thres or four  ' masted  vessels ia  full sail,    together   wiih  stea-iiers of larger or smaller dimension;* going to or from the peoplo's harbor, carrying  passenger.^ or   freight   of   various   kiuds.  Within  tho   inner harbor stretching   from  Dead   Man's  island away to the eucalyptus  - groves'of Wilmington- on the one" hand, and  . far av'j.y.    beyosul   the   lumber- yards   and  c'.ualering  houses  of   Terminal  islaail  i3 a  forest of masts of alt   manner or" craft   lying  at   anchor   of    discharging     their   sjvorai  cargow. .    ". "       ,  -��������� - - . t  O-wuug the oya inlau'l you b 'hold beyond  "Wijfiiin<\on'the varicgaled scenery of fertile  fi-M", il..wing   rivers,   oranges gr.-.vss, vine-  yardis  aad tho thicUly   studded  homesteads  of a vaataad thrifty  popixlatiou.    Away in  tho   dis-'ance   beyond the   foothill*,    is the  grand, majestic,    3emi-circuiai*   ra np\,rca of  Southern California.    Our famous mouataia  range at this season of the  year, this  great  mountain   barrier,  is clad iu Aly;ae beauty;  its various jagged peaks  kissing   the clouds  glisten and sparkle in tbe morning   sunlight  and reflect the great orb of day with   amazing splendor   as its evenitig  ra_> s   cast their  broad uhadows across the snowy heights.  When the shades of night envelope this  enchanting sceue", strange to say, the beauty  of the landscape is uot diminished, but  rather enhanced. The kaleidoscope presents  a more delightful scene. A thousand variegated lights glitter aud sparkle from the  fleet of vessels anchored in the spacious harbor, while from ths hills aud valleys of the  adjacent neighborhood "mimic lights flicker  their tiny raye, dispelling the uarrot-.mhug  gloom. The ambitious city of Long Beach,  ���������with her electic display, eudeavois to make  her light shine and certainly hor long wharf  presents a very picturesque appearance as  seen from San Pedro on a cloudy evening.  Far across the vide expanse ofc country  between here and Los Angeles-the area  saems to be a great camping ground, clotted  with sparkling lights of every discripdon  aad resembling the tire- iiies dance on a warm  summer's eve. Los Angeles city, although  hidden from the gaze of San Pedro during  the day, becomes perfeotly visible at night.  Darkness, which obscures all other sublunary  affairs, has the very opposite effect upon the  Angel , City. It sheds the lustre of , its  brightness far atnwart the '?<:���������' y darkness  illuminates the entire San 0 >,. i-.i valley and  presents to the inhabitants of this famous  seaport a Fourth of July pyrotechnic display at; midnight all the year round. Beyond Los Angeles, aud towering above the  aristocratic prohibition city of Pasadena,  you clearly see the stair of fire asrending  along the Mount Lowe railway, and surmounting this fiery stairway the great  search light from Echo mountain fiaehea its  wavy, comet-like protuberance over hill and  dale, cause joy or dread to all beholders.  San Pedro has many othor advantages besides scenery. Its genial, mild atmosphere  is both healthful and bracing. The lofty  mountain range west of the eity is a constant protection against wind or storm.  Wheu the shivering inhabitants of Loug  Beach go about clad in fu*-a and winter garments the citizens of tiao Pedro cast a pitiful smile  upon   their  shivering  neighbors.  I^There is Nothing  LEATHER  LIKE  [f it is fell Pat Together  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $Io, $12, $15 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10; 25,   50 and a good   Ravv-  hide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  '.' at $1 and up to $2.      ,    '  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  .^SOLICITORS, NOTARIES,   &e.  Oflice Room 2, McPhee & Moore Ji'ld'g'and at  NANAIMO.  Ii.  C,   ' ���������  I*. O., DKAWEll   18.  YARWOOD   &   YOUNG  BAKJU5TERS and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nauaimo, B. 0.  BuAsrcii Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C  -  Will lie in Union the 3rd .Wednesday   o ���������  each month aod remain1 ten days.  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER  OF    SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sar3aparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different   Brands   of   Lager Beer,   Steam _Beer   and  Porter.  - Agent for the Union Brewery Company.  ieszect zb:e:e3:r. sold ���������foe q-^sih: cisTlt. - ���������'  COURTENAY.  B. C. :  he Besc Cougb Syrup.!  "*s Good.,lif>e in lira6.f  by Druggists.  ggBBSBBE  family,  and    I  to get it.    Undoubtedly, it is the  I presume we have used over  one   hundred   bottles  of  Piso's  Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  ara    continually   advising*   others  .1 have the largest Slock   of   WHIPS ' in  1- . '���������  town and also the  Beat Axis 9_rease_at o BO^cDSS  .For Twenty���������Five Cents ���������  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Tirnss.  "r** r  51.1'. 5  PilOMPTt.-Sr   AND  "NEATLY  JJOSJii  SBlJdiiTillg"]  Wesley. Wijhrd  "i-"j.-. ���������. ...  tzr; -\-'A.--, .*-  ti  ������������������"34.   v  "-'~^t#.  i_.i-^������-������--i.-i:  Notice to Taxpayers.  ���������f-  ������������������*���������  AssessiTiexii: Act avid Provincial  "Revenue Tax.J  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance \\ith the Statutes, thai Provincial Revenue T;ix and Taxes levied  under the Assessment Act are now due  for ihe year 1897. All of :hc above named  Taxes collectible within the Comox, Nelson. Newcastle, Denman and Hornby  Inlands Division of the District of Comox, arc payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th,  1807���������Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per  capita.  ������������������ Three fifths of one per   cent   on    Real  Property.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild  Land. ' .  Oiie-hiif of one percent on Personal  Properly.  One half of one per cent on Income.  If  paid   after    June .30th,   1897���������  Four-fifths of one per cent on Real  Property.  Tlnee per cent   on   Wild Land.  Three-fourths of one percent on Personal- Property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on  Income.        , ".������������������-.'.'  *        W. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  mm. jj-.iijju������iTniB-1 ������������������iT-rirrmi'niiiin 1 ���������*ir>m-r<TMw inn n nun -mm   i--in   ipt *x������  I  I  1  MATSUKAWA  Contracts and. Day Work  WANTED  1  1  Address���������Matsukawa, Japanese  Boarding. House, next Brick yard.  'Z&SZl  SUJSDAY SERVICES  St. Geokge's 'Pkesbytekian   Chukck���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor.    Services at 11 a.  in. and 7 p. m-      Sunday   School   at 2:30.  . Y.P.S.CE.   at   clo3e   of   evening   service.  Methodist OnuRCH���������    Services   at   the  "usual hours nisrning and evening.    Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  Trinity Church���������Services in   the   evening.    Rav.- J. X. Willercar, rector.  We do   all   kinds   of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger  to the  ���������neatest.business  Card  or Circular.  ^Sxt -���������   \#\  01'fJI i %  1-fl  %*  &f  S     1  2  Florist, .Seedsman and  Landscape .Gardener  ; .��������� ���������  -  Seeds. ^Ornamental   Treasrand  Shrubs always.  Also    bulbs   in.   variety,    including-  Hyacinih.3, -^arciesus,   Fucb.ia3,  TrJips aiid 'Liiliss."'  Union,;,-'    - B. C.  ������^ayvcws������������aa(*iiimr"MMnn   mil���������m���������ii AMJMamawguiMiv^.������������^  r-WX'tLl\.T+*>  . Union-, B. C.  The-finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bat-  North of .Victoria,  f\nd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and  new1  Billiard and Pool Tables  yBest of Wines and Liquors.  Ladies Home Journal.  This is a journal which every Canadian lady should have.  It is edited by Faith Fen ton,  and has a department in charge  of the Countess of Aberdeen.  It is worthy to be in every-  home in the Dominion. The  price is $[.oo per annum. We  have, made such arrangements  that we are enable to furnish  it for 50 cents per annum to  everv subscriber to The News  not in arrears for his subscrip  tion. The 50 cents must be  paid iii advance and will be  sent with the name to the  home office of the journal and  the magazine will be mailed  direct from Toronto to the subscriber. Remember it will be  no use to ask us to take your ,  names without handing in at  the time the cash. Where  the husband subscribes for the  News, the wife may have the  Canadian Home Jou.rn al=  (which is a large magnificent  monthly gotten up in the best  of style) sent her on the above  terms. .  am������a.qmj->g^������ULifJUJii������Ti���������wmi  I ever used.���������W. C. Miltenberger,  Clarion, Pa.-  Dec. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso> Cure for Consump-  tion, and never have any complaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  fehorey> Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  'PJ-S.O'SECURE  FOR  I Ihe Best Cough Syrup.  ITastes Good. Use In time.  ISold by DrugglBts.  I  &$���������'.'. ^Ptssu iyt PTI O H  H. A. Simpson  Barrister k Solicitor. No's 2 & 4  Commercial street:  X-T^.-iN^a.XIviEO,  C.  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER.  ���������u-scrio-rT. b. c. ���������'  GO TO  FOR  m*U  AT  E@B^  Posters  Pamphle  __. Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER  Dance Programmes Menu  Visiting Card Mourning   Card  Billheads  Envelopes  Statements  Noteheads  r*.An  D Ii*  8s*'a-s*-'S;������-  Our   Work  See*  Speaks   Our    Worth  ��������� ���������������������������      ���������   -f���������:  NOTICE  "Aa Act to Prevent Certain Animals from "Bunning: at Large��������� IS96"  Stock owners are hereby notified to  keep all Swine, Stallions of one \ear old  and upwards, and Bulls over nine months  old, tinder proper enclosure, as all animal*; of'these descriptions, found running  at large will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to.  Comox, B. C.       W. B. Anderson,  June 7lh, 1896. 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C.  i,U r I .I....I       -I...      II .1.1.        IJ  3SwK55^5SS255S5  I '    c.  11  11  ti  j  ,1 ������  H  ���������M:  ii-;  i  ��������� ,'  }  ���������it;  r?  3).  )���������"  THE TIVERTONehsssh  ssBANK MYSTERY.  I'VE come, judge, to ask if you'll lee.  me tell you what no one on earth  don't know but me, 'bout that bank  mystery.  Yes, thank you, I will sit down. A  fire feels good on a night like this.  'Taint often such as I have a chance  at this kind of comfort and 'luxury.  What do 1 know about the bank mystery? Land jsakes,' .judge, time they  opened the bank that day ten years ago  and found the bank vault broke into-  and the safe bio wed up and not a dollar gone, I could have told it all. The  people of Tiverton ain't done talking  and wondering 'bout it yet, and there  ain't never been no one llvin' as could  tell what it all meant but me.  I brought some papers���������here , they  are, judge���������where it's all written down  and I can swear to it if you like. 1  don't want them never used, though,  unless I die and something comes np  ns would make it best for my family to  know, though there's this in it I'd ruth-  er die than have 'em know. If it's all  the same to you, judge, I'd like to tell if  to you.   Seems like I'd get rid of a load  . and would be happier and die easier  feelin' I'd spoken it all out to oue livin'  human.  You'll be glad to listen? That's good  of you. I knowed you was a.kind man  and a just one; that's why ������ come to  you.    No, thank you, I don't smoke;. I  .put all that money away for my wife  and children.  Do you hear that storm? Outside  6eerns like all the evil .powers was let  loose. You cant judge'bout it here. It  comes kind of muilied like through  ' those thick curtains and it don't shake  this great house like it does some.  It's this kind of night that makes  men huddle together, judge, and plan  how to got rich and have, fine things  such as the likes of you. I've been  through it all; I know. I've felt as if 1  had as good a right to 'cm as anyone  and I \*As bound to have 'em, too. I  'warn't brought up to no "trade nor nothin' and jfairuneans seemin' to "fail, I  took to (he other.  Yes, judge. I started out in life a thief  and a robber. I prospered fairly iu a  email way and no one didn't catch up  with me for some time. Then I" joined  a gang in for everything. Lord, but it  was fascinating! It was like drink; I  couldn't give it up and I couldn't get  enough of it. I was in prisou and out  then, the old storj', till I married and  begun to have little ones.  Then. Lord knows what helped me���������  "something did���������aud for the sake of ray  wife and children, I broke loose from  everything and came here, where no  one didn't know me, to start over again.  I had some money and opened the restaurant just opposite the bank.  ��������� Long as I didn't read the papers I  got on well; but let me see them and-  I'd hunt through 'em for the robberies,  .and I'd be crazy, plumb crazy for a  while, aching to be in it all again. See-  in' 'bout my old pals gettin' in trouble  didn't make no difference.  Time come, though, when I begun to  enjoy life differently, and to feel myself more respectable. The love for  the old life begun ter go till I could  read about it without gettin' all fired  <up.    I thought then I was all right.  Then they come here, part of the gang  I'd belonged to. First I knowed of it  was seein' 'em in the restaurant. I  'spicioned they-warn't here for no good  and it most took my breath away. They  knowed me quick enough, too, and  nothin' wouldn't do but I must join 'em.  ���������I was the very man they wanted, I  could help 'em and I was bound to 'em.  'Twos the biggest thing they'd undertaken yet; the bank. They'd come on  to examine the situation, knowing  that Mr. Durkee, the new mill owner,  (���������would make a big payment soon and  the money for it would be in the bank  'here. If there weren't anything else,  that would be a big haul, worth havin'  and me bein' here decided 'em..  I do think the devil brought.all- his  -friends and relations with him that  night to tempt me. I forgot how to  sleep and just couldn't stay in bed. I  wonder I warn't in tatters by moruin',  ���������(With the devil tuggin' at me as he did  and try in' to keep me-out of the room  where 1113' sleepin' children lay...  Lord, it makes me creep and perspire  all over now to think of it.  Yer see them bank people come over  to my place for lunch best part of the  time, and they all knowed my little  people, and the mill people knowed 'cm,  too. "My oldest boy worked in the mill  and they'd been*-as kind as could be  when he's sick. Christinas time they'--!  good to him, too, and there warn't a  bank officer but what had remembered  my little people; even to the watchman.  Seemed like robbing my own people,  somehow. I's bound not to inform on  the gang, and they's bound ter rob ther  bank, but I cursed 'em in my heart for  comin' just when I was gettin' rid of  the old life for. good and all. 'Twas  awful!  Well, judge, you know how them  rooms over the bank was rented to start  a new daily paper. I made 'cm swear  solemn as my 'name warn't to appear  nowhere. I'd plan it all out aud give  'em points and be on hand at the" last,  but I had (o be cautious.  They found out when the money was  to be paid and 'greed on the night before for tlie robbery. I had all mapped  out for 'em where and how they were  to loosen up-the boards-of the_floor in  their room above, so we could break  through and lower ourselves into the  vault when the time came. Then you  see we'd only have the safe to get into  and the great iron door between us middle watchman.  Everything was ready, and  we  was  pretty sure the money was paid.  Do you hear that storm now, judge?  'Twas like that ten years ago to-night,  dark as Egypt, with the rain and wind  a perfect hurricane; a terrible night;  the kind of night for any sort of crime.  The men chuckled to themselves. 'Twas  a fortune sure this time, and they'd all  be on die way to comfort and safety before day. I ain't never seen 'em so excited. . Nothin' hadn't gone wrong and  nothin' couldn't now.  "We had sentinels stationed round to  give the alarm, but there wasn't much  danger on a night like that.  We had planned so as to have the  door of the safe ready to blow open  when tlie watchman went down cellar  to see to his fires. I knowed time of  night he did so, seein' him often from  my house across the way through-"the  window of the bank, but to make sure  we stationed a man where he could give  the signal at the proper time. With  the watchman downstairs and we shut  in that vault, with solid masonry below  us. twarnt in the range of possibilities  for no human to hear us.  'Twas planned that when we broke  through the ceiling me and one of the  others was to go down first with the  lanterns and tools and get the door  ready for Jim Groogan,' the leader of  the gang, to come down and use the.  dynamite and be on hand to take out  the money.  Lord, but it was just the night for,  such a piece of work, and after I had  examined to see if all was safe, knowing the dangers better than the others,  we broke through the floor and lowered  the ladder, and there we was���������right in  the vault. 'Twas well for me I'd hit it  right, for my life wamt worth much'  if any o' my planum' failed to work.  Tom Doolan in a hurry went down  first and when I was half way down  he started back, saying in a hoarse kind  of whisper:  "Who called me?"  "No one, you fool," said .Tim.  "Then," he said, and he ran past me  on the ledder, "someone is down there.  Twiet I heard someone say: 'Go back,  go back.'"  "We'll gag him," said Jim, and me  and him went down tnd turned our  lanterns round lookin' everywhere, but  there warn't no one there.  "What's the matter with the fool?"  growled Jim, and went back and tried  to send him down again, but he just  wouldn't go, so Jim cursed him and  come himself, and he and me begun  to get the safe door ready to blow up.  That's a thing that takes time and  care, judge, but we went at lt with a  will, and never a word. It was so still  you could almost hear your heart beat,  when all of'a sudden came a smothered  cry, loud and clear, like a woman's.  We stopped work and looked at each  other, Jim's face white and scared.  "Lord, what was that?" he said.  ___ ."1 often hears 'em on the street like  that," I said. -  "That warn't on the street; it sounded  close by," said Jim. "We couldn't hear  nothin' outside in this place."  "Nonsense," I said, "don't you-make  a fool of yourself, too, and spoil it," and  I went to work again.'       '    "     ^  1'could see" his hand trembled for a  while and then got steady again.  "That must have come through the  room upstairs," he said presently.  "Queer, though, it sounded so close."  Then we worked on and there warn't  nothing- more to be heard. Rest of the  gang might -all have been dead men.  for all the sound they-made and we  didn't say nothin', and so the night  went on. . ���������  At last we had it all ready and were  only waiting for the signal to blow it up  and then���������money enough to make us all  rich. 'Taint such as you can realize  the'-excitement and" the strain of such  a' moment. To know it's all there,  ready, and then to have to wait! It's  easier walkin' over red hot coals. It's  all right to go on and work, but to stay  still and only1 breathe and listen gives  a man the shivers. ,  ,  Presently Jim caught my arm.      ,  "Say, I thought I heard voices, did  you?" he  whispered.  "The men upstairs,'' I said.'     '    "  "Sounded "down ' here.     Have    your  pistol ready."  ' I took my lantern and went round the  vault again carefully, and then held it  up to examine the walls. Then I shook  my head. , There warn't no way we  could hear no one.  "It's the "queerest place 1 ever  was  in," said'Jim, "and by Jove rn'beglad  when we are out of it.   Why don't that,  signal   come?     Suppose    there's   any  hitch?   I swear I Jfear voices again."  Just then, came the signal and Jim  began to. apply the dynamite, but'his  hands trembled so and his eyes looked  so wild and "excited, his own wife  wouldn't knowhim.  "The money,'the money," he whispered, "we must have it now."  We got out of tho way just in time  and then out came the door.  "The  inside door,  quick," said  Jim,  but the .explosion had made that fall  inside and we just.could lift it out. '    ���������  "Have the bag ready." said Jim, as he  leaned forward-to haul out the great  piles of bank notes and silver wc could  see by the light of the lanterns.     <_  "Hands off, or you are a dead man."  It was a voice that would most-have  waked" the dead.    I dropped my  bag  and Jim drew back his hand and caught  hold of me with a grip like iron, and  we began to go slowly back to the ladder.  "The combination is all right; ' we  have them now; they can't escape us."  We were half wajr up die ladder when  we heard the click, click of the lock,,  and as we drew the ladder after us we  could hear the rasping of the hinges of  .the iron door.  "Fly. fly -for your lives; we are discovered," said Jim, as he went around  to warn the men; and in the darkness  and the wind and the rain they went  away and I ain't never seen none of 'em  since. I heard, though, as when they  found there warn't no one there and  the bank people didn't "know nothin'  'bout it. till tlie next morning, they just  believed the bank was haunted, sure.  Do I know what it was. judge? There  ain't no one else as does know, that's  sure.   'Taint much, after all.  Yer see, playin' 'round with my little  ones, I found as I could make 'em hear  all kinds of noises anywhere I wanted,  and people cry in' and laughin'. It. was  fun fur them and I often done it; ven-  triloquizin', 1 believe you ca.ll it; but  that night's the last time. Yer see, none  of the gang didn't know 'bout that, and  I don't keer ever to have 'em know it  now. It saved the bank-without my informal', and.that's all I care-for.  Oh, no, judge, the bank don't owe  me nothin'. You'll take care of the papers? Thank you. I'm obliged to you  for listening, too. It kind of makes me  "feel easier.  No, no, thank you, 1 won't stay and  Prairie Pimp'eg.   '  Southwestern Louisiana is bordered  along the coast with broad sandy and  gravelly plains to which the name of  "pimpled prairies" has been given. This  curious title comes1' from, the circular  mounds, arranged intones and along  Intersecting lines, with which ' large  areas of the plains are covered. For-,  merly these mounds, which average  fifty feet in diameter and attain occasionally a height of ten feel,"were supposed to:have been made by ants, with  whose nests they abound. But recently Professor Clendenin, of tlie Louisiana State University, has found reason for thinking that the mounds were  formed through the blowing up of mud  by gas escaping from vents in the  ground. The arrangement of the.  mounds in zones and lines is accounted  for by supposing that the gas vents  j existed along the .fractures radiating  from an earthquake center.(  designed the hills of Northern' Spain  especially for. the use of the steelmaker^" Until recently practically no ef-'  fort has been made to manufacture  steel in Spain, and most of the ore has,  been exported to England. The iron  mines of Northern Spain are described  as being rather quarries than mines in  the ordinary sense of the word. "The  mountains themselves are just heaps  of iron ore covered naturally with but  a thin layer of earth. This is removed,'  and it only remains to break up the ore"  and load it' into fitting receptacles,  wdien it is conveyed down to the wafer's  edge by its .own gravity."  Ancient Insects. '  Recent discoveries in the coal mines  of Central France have furnished by  far the greatest advance that has ever  been" made in our knowledge of the insects which inhabited "tlie 'world millions of years, as geologists believe, before the time when man made his ap-'  pearance upouthe earth. In that wonderful age when the carboniferous  plants, whose .remains constitute the  coal beds of-- to-day, were alive and  "flourishing, the air and the soil were  animated by the presence of.flies, grasshoppers, cockroaches, dragon-flies, spiders, locusts and scores of-other species which exist' but slightly changed  at the present day. But the insects of  those remote times attained a gigantic  size, some of the dragon-flies meastn*-.  ing more .than two feet from tip to tip,  of their.expanded wings! The remains  of these insects have been .marvelously  preserved in the strata of coal and rock:  'Trio Great Gas, industry.  The artificial gas interest of this country is an1 exceedingly important and  extensive one. There are in the neighborhood of 1,200 cities and towns of the  United Slates lighted in large part by  manufactured gas. In addition there  are thousands of homes in which gas  is being largely, if not wholly," employed for cooking and heating purposes.  About $000,000,000 is invested in j gas '  works property in this country, and the  gas interest is perhaps second in Importance only to the investment in railroad properties.  - The gas industries propose to hold an  exposition at "Madison Square Garden, ,  New York City,  opening on*' Jan.  27,  1S97," and holding for two weeks.  ^At .  this exposition   will be shown every -  practical    apparatus ' and'   appliance  which enters into the manufacture or  distribution of gas as an illuminating  :  or heating agent. *  .  One of,the features of the exposition  will  be  cooking demonstrations  both  afternoon and evening, two competent'  demonstrators  . having   been    secured  for this work. _ .-_ ��������� ,  A gas tower of large dimensions.haa '  been arranged for and will be one of-  the great curiosities at the fair; con- '  sisting of an extremely ornamental and'  most brilliantly  illuminated  spectacular piece, the dimensions of Avhich will  be twenty feet at the base, and running  to a height pf fifty-five feet, on which j  will be artistically arranged about 2,500  gas jets. \' ^    ���������'  Evidently the gas people propose to  demonstrate to the public that their  product is capable of producing equal,.  If not superior lighting effects to those  claimed-.for the electric light.  -  A Kite a  Mile Hi&rh,  Since an account was given in this  column of the high _ kitc-tlyinir experiments at the Blue Hill Observatory,  near Boston, all previous records have  been eclipsed there. In 1S93 the greatest elevation reached by a kite was 2,-  500 feet above sea-level, or 1,960 foot  above the summit of the hill. During  the past summer half a dozen times a  kite was sent up more than a mile  above sea-level, and on oue occasion  the height attained was 7,333 feat  above the sea, being 1.500 feet more  than a mile above the hililop. The  experiments are made with the so-  called "tailless" or Eddy kites, and the  "box" or Hargrave kites. Tho highest  flight was made by an -Eddy kite. 'The  purpose is scientific, as the kites carry  self-recording instruments by means  of which the temperature and humidity  of the air at great elevations can be  measured. Sometimes the kites pass  through clouds, the thickness of which  is revealed by the record of the instruments.  take no more of your time.    Dont get  up; I can fiud my way out.  What's that you say, judge? You  honor and respect me���������me���������? And the  bank���������land, judge, twarn't me; 'twas  The Wonderful Fliajjocytcs..  When a drop of human blood is placed between two plates of glass a>d t-X;  ahiined with a microscope it. is seen  to contain, beside the minute disks  which give it its red color, little whit-'  ish grains called "white corpuscles."  If the glass,is warmed to a temperature equal to that of the human body  these corpuscles, or phagocytes, as they  are otherwise called, will be seen to put  out and retract * minute processes,  which, as if acting the part of feet,  enable the phagocytes to crawl over  the surface of the.glass. The Russian"  naturalist, Metchhikoff, has discovered  that the phagocytes iu our blood feed  upon the microbes of infectious diseases, when such microbes are introduced into the system. Sir Joseph  Lister, president of the British Association for the.Advancement of Science,  believes that this action of the phagocytes, which is scientifically named  "phagocytosis," "is the main defensive  means possessed by the living body  against its microscopic foes." Whenever a wound is made in any part of  my wife and children saved the bank,, the  body the  phagocytes,   like  weil-  and I'm proud of 'em���������proud .of 'em,  judge. Good night.���������Philadelphia  Times.  Eyes.  Artificial eyes were first made in  Egypt. They were of gold and silver,  and subsequently of copper and ivory.  Hundreds of years later, in the sixteenth century, when they were made  in  trained soldiers, rush to the breach and  make war upon the putrefactive microbes endeavoring to enter the system.  Origin-,ol" "Brother Jonathan.',*'  ���������'   When "Washington,  after* being ap-,(  pointed  general commander - - of-' the *  army, of the revolutionary war, cairie  to Massachusetts to  organize it,"and"  make preparations for the defense '.of.  the country, he'found a great want of  ammunition and other means necessary  to meet the powerful foe he had to eon-  tend with, and great difficulty  to ob- .  tain them.  If attacked in such a condition the  cause at once might be hopeless. On  this occasion, at that anxious period,  a consultation of the officers and others  was had, when it seemed no way could  be devised to make such preparations  as were necessary.  Jonathan Trumbull was then Governor of the State of Connecticut, and  the general, who placed the greatest reliance on his judgment and aid/remarked:  "We must consult brother Jonathan  on the subject."  The general did so, and the Governor   -  was successful in supplying, many of  the wants-of the army.  When difficulties afterwards arose,  and the army was spread over the country, it became a by-word, "We must  consult Brother Jonathan."  The term Yankee is still applied to a  portion;  but "BrothervTonathan"   has  now become a designation of the whole ���������  country, as John Bull has for England.  Qm'te Pl������m  ' A coroner in Nevada recently reasoned out a verdict that was more sensible than half the verdicts usually  found.  A certain Irishman, conceiving -that  a little powder thrown upon some wood  would facilitate its . burning, directed  a small stream from a keg upon the  burning piece, but not possessing a hand  sufficiently quick to cut this off he was  blown into a million pieces. The fol-  lowlng_was the verdict, delivered with  great gravity by the official:  "Can't be called -suicide',' bekase he  didn't mean to kill himself; it wasn't  visitation of God, bekase he wasn't  struck by lightning; he didn't die for  want of breath, for he didn't have anything whatsomever to breathe with)  it's quite plain he didn't know what he.  was about, and so I shall bring in���������died  for want of common sense."  Iron Quarries.  Very interesting facts, not generally  known, about the iron mines of Spain,  were discussed at a recent meeting of  the Iron and Steel Institute of Great  Britain. It is from Northern Spain,  Europe, porcelain was the substance   iu the neighborhood of Bilboa, that the  used, and the maker usually stamped  his address on the white of the eye.  A lobsters skin when shedding splits  down the back aud comes off in two  equal parts. The tail slips out of the  shell like a finger out of a glove..  Swedes   believe   that   the   devil   has  power over a child until it is baptized.  greater part of the iron ore imported  for the use of British steel-makers is  obtained. Steel is made by the basic  process from iron ore containing phosphorus; but for the best qualities cf  steel, which is made bjr the open hearth  process, a purer ore must be used, and  it is that which England imports from  Spain. "Nature," says the English scientific journal Nature, "seems to have  Slept a Year.  In Blanchet's curious book, "Comptej  Rendus," mention is made of a girl  who at the age of 18 had a peculiar  "spell," which the physicians pronounced "constitutional lethargic slumber,"  which lasted for forty days. Again.a1  the age of 20 she slept for fifty days.  Her last recorded "long sleep" lasted'  almost a year���������from April 20, 1S62, until March; 1S63.  Our, idea of something awful would  be to become a great musician .with  long hair, and then get bald.  -Q  When women oppope a candidate, it  is usually because of some grudge they  feel against the women folkr ������������������>-}���������  \il  n  ^6  "FOREIGNERS    AT   A    DISCOUNT.  t  [*���������,.���������  i  IJ/  :  Fewer of TTiem in North Carolina than  in Any tither American  !��������� tate.  North Carolina is one of the oldest  States in respect to settlement, having  been first colonized in li387. It is one of  the thirteen original 'States, and by  reason of its extensive seacoast and  good ports has always been easily a'e-  -eessible to immigrants. Yet in the  whole United States there is not one of.  the forty-five which has a smaller foreign born population than North Carolina, and1 this peculiar distinction, it'  has retained for a good deal more than  a century. By the Federal census of  3890 there,were 1,000,000 native born  inhabitants of North Carolina and only  3,700 born out of the State. North  Carolina's ' percentage, ��������� in fact, is so ,  muchjower than that of all the other  ' States- that it appears almost insignificant. North Dakota, at the top of the'  ���������list, has SO per cent foreign born population,   Minnesota   50,   Wisconsin1 41.  - Rhode Island -J-J,' New York 35, Conncc-  , ticut 32, New Jersey 29, Illinois 28, New  Hampshire -23, Ohio 14; Maryland 10,  Indiana'7, and Louisiana 4. ' North  Carolina's percentage, is one-fiflh of I  per cent, and if has at no time been  ���������   much larger.  This fact being undisputed, the'ques-  tion'naturally arises, .what is the cause?  Somo say that it is due to the fact that  North Carolina is a'-State practically  without cities, and that as the foreign  born-population of every,State is to be  found', chiefly In the large cities; the  case .is easily explained, but such an  explanation, unfortunately, does not  cover _ the  case.     North "Carolina  has  . one city, Wilmington, with a population  In excess of 20,000;iiud Raleigh, Charlotte ,and   Asheville  have   more   tlian  " 10,000 population each. Moreover, it is  not always large cities that count in the  United States'for foreign born population. The; State of Iowa, for instance,  with only one city in excess, of 50.000  Inhabitants, contains 20 per "cent of Ifor-  * eign born population. North Dakota,  'tod, which was at the head of the list  of States in respect to. foreign born  population by the last census, did *not  at that time*ha've-a. city-with a population as largo as^Astjeville, N. C, Some  other explanation/must-.thbrefore be  found,' and perhaps the most-plausible  -' Is" the 'fact that" Virginia being- the  arena of'the hardest lighting between  the hostile armies "duringthe civil war.  _ 'the tide of immigration 'which followed  strongly__ while it lasted was diverted'  from North Carolina; whichJlies Imme-  - diately soiitliof Virginia, and thus prac-  '   tically the State was -cut off from this  supply.     ,Before'.the'jv.ar,  of course,  ���������' when slave labor ruled the industrial  -market.there was no large foreign immigration into any of'   the _ Southern  States with the exception of Louisiana  and Texas.   Oddly enough, while there  - are only 3,700 foreign born inhabitants  returned  by  the last Federal  census,  thero were 1,514 Indians, and it seems  a strange state of affairs that in any  American commonwealth onthe Atlantic border the proportion of Indians .to  foreign born citizens should be so high.  ���������Now York Sun.  "PICK UP"  FOR  UNCLE SAM.  Million*   of   Dollars    of 'Unclaimed  . Money in the Treasury.  There are millions upon millions of  dollars in the" treasury paid in from different sources winch belong to citizens  of the United States. To this wealth  the postofflce department, through the  money order office, contributes largely.  A'few years back the postmaster general deposited with the treasurer nearly  $8,000,000, the money from uncashed  orders which had accumulated since the  office was started in 1863. rAt first no  effort was made to', restoro this unclaimed money to its rightful owners,  but the letters of advice, turned in as  unpaid by the postmasters from all over  the country were kept, in case a demand should be made for their payment. ��������� This money remained to the  credit of the money order oflice, showing a large profit for the service. Thi3  policy was subsequently changed, and  now the office endeavors to refund the  money to the remitters by a draft  drawn on the treasury. This rule obtains In case of money orders less than  ten1 years old. Letters of advice older  than this are destroyed.  Every year about 1 per cent, of the  money orders  issued aro  not  cashed,  leaving from $80,000 -to $100,000    unclaimed, which is deposited in the treas-  ury.    There5are many reasons to account for this large number of money  orders not being cashed.    In some instances orders are filed away with other  papers  and   forgotten.     More   frequently the letter containing the order  is lost or stolen,'nnd the order never  reaches the addressee.   This is true of  the; orders made'out to the large shops  which .do'not-receive the order or-the  accompanying letter containing orders  for .goods to!'be shipped, owing general-,  ly to the dishonesty of employes. There  are cases, .too, where men have used  the money, order office as a bank and  have made out orders to themsel\es.  which,-owing to sudden death1 or other  'cause, have never been claimed."  1   It 18 difficult, however, to explain why  such large sums" remain unclaimed, for j  In case an order Is lost a duplicate-is  easily obtained.    Application is made  by.either the remitter, the payee or the  oflice of payment, and a duplicate is issued with only the delay necessary 1o  comply with'the forms.    A year ago  the department made a ruling that duplicate money orders could not Joe issued in less than three months from the  time when an application was filed, but  this was fdund.-lnconvenient, and this  order'was. rescinded.',. ,       *  Felons.  Felons occur most frequently on the  last joint of the fingers or thumb of the  right hand. ,They' are localized acute  inflammations, resulting from the presence beneath theskin of certain poisonous organisms which have gained admission through a wound. This wound  is very likely a scratch or a prick-so  slight and insignificant that one cannot,  remember having received it.  The first thing that attracts one's attention is a-smalLreddened and swollen,  spot, which is painful when touched.  In the beginning the infiamjnation is  just beneath the skin, but if not inter-  .fl flippy Gouple.  Squire Moore and.  Hia  Estimable   Wife  Interest a Reporter.  From Tribune, Greeley, Colorado.  Among the many good people residing in Greeley, Colorado, 'Squire  Moore; and his amiable wife are the  best   known  and the  most respected.  and he laughingly complied, saying,  'conceit is as bad as consumption, but  even if you think they are doing yon  some' goud there is a great relief experienced. " After that he purchased  for me about a dozen more boxes, and  for nearly two years I continued taking  them. The result was I regained my  strength, the tingling in arms and legs,  hands and' feet ceased and the frequent  sweats  which  I had been  subject to  Riding, of York, England, in 1820.   In '  finger. ���������.     *       -  The superficial felon is tlie less painful. This is located, as a rule, around  and under, the finger-nail.    It may ap-  a  member  of  the state  legislature in  TARIFF    AND - TAXES.  the bodily system is debilitated. Them  flammation may be slight and subside,  quickly, but frequently it is more or  less severe and results in the formation  of a small abscess.  In the case of enfeebled persons the  inflammation may cause considerable  swelling and'intense pain, and result  in the loss of a piv.t or (ho whole of the  finger nail. . ' _        -(  The deep felon: usually starts on the  under side of the finger. Within a'day  or two the finger becomes painful, tense,  hot and throbbing. Tho pain and tension rapidly increase���������-especially when  the hand hangs'at the side���������and the  suffering continues, without abatement  until an abscess has gathered and'its  contents have discharged through an  opening in the skin.  ���������s For a superficial felon nothing is  usually required but. rest of the affected part, and a cold application. If an  abscess.has formed,-however, hot applications should be applied and the pus  completely removed. The application  of the tincture of iodine, carbolic acid,  or a blister affords little or no relief.  In the"deep variety of felon the' formation bf an abscess is almost certain,'  and therefore hot'applications or poultices should be'employed from the beginning.- ;    '    _ -  , If at the end of two or three days  there is'no marked relief the abscess  should be" opened. The incision should  be deep enough to insure the complete  evacuation of the contents of the 'abscess." Immediate relief from all suffering follows the "emptying oc the "ah-,  scess'. and the' wound quickly heals-if  'care "is taken to keep it absolutely  clean.���������Youth's'Companion.   \  Whatever the new order of things may  bein tariff and taxes, business is already  The Servant Squared Tt.  A well-known South Side society leader has had great trouble in finding a servant who would' not break all her  dishes.  As she is young she went to her mother and asked for advice. The only .suggestion her mother could give her was  to keep on trying until she found a  good  servant.  Ono day last week her husband  bought a fine sot of china dishes that  cost over $250.  "Oh, if Maggie would not break any  of these dishes," she said to her husband.  The -next morning she went to the  kitchen carrying a meat plate iu ner  hand. "Maggie," she said, "this cost  $15, and if you breaK it I will fake i'  out of 3'our pay."  This scayed the poor girl so badly ihat  her mistress had only* been gone live  minutes until the meat plate was lying in small pieces on tho floor.  Rushing to her room Maggie packed  up her few clothes and ���������Syriting the following note, left for quarters unknown.  ''Dear Mistress: I broke it. I've got  ?10 coming.    Keep" it.  ������������������'MAGGIE SULLIVAN.  ���������Chicago Chronicle."  Beauty of-the Creole Women,  "As you see his face,"  writes Ruth  better, and there are sure signs ofils being* L .\lcEnery  Sluarfc  in" an article, on   the  rapidly  improved.     Infirmities   and   ail-   GreoieSj ������a People-Who Livc"Amid Ro-  ments are the tariff and taxes on -physical I mar[co>������ in the Ladies' Home Journal,  SsSom- bS^dfrnn^ Tories Sid ! "Jou will know that he (the Creole hus-  unfits one- for anything like active excr- , band or father) realizes that no flower  tion. It is a sudden "backache, but no ' upon the lily-covered "altar is half so  matter how sudden, St. Jacobs Oil is quick i f  . fl.   f-    .,      fpm1-_i,___.,, nn_.fp(_(  and sure enough in its prompt cure to , lau> 01 s0 n} l������\ tne ternpxes p.iuct  break it up and restore strength. In pay- adorning as his blooming wile and bud-  ing the taxes on our health the best cur- ' ding daughters, who sit in line beside  SSSpt u?e������th^aSLf ^f geid^baX i Wm- U be d0GS UOt thiut tbCSe thiUS*  to business.  ���������^i?_^^^-^p^!^^m���������������W^^leftme.   , In all  truth, I am  forced to  state that the Pink Pills made a'new  -woman of me. That is," she laughingly remarked, "Va's new as you can make*  a woman who is now in her 76th year."  And in truth,"-Mrs. Moore's closing remarks are well founded, for she is as  hale and .healthy looking as any woman  could  be who, has'lived her great age".  (Signed)     ..       " ANNA MOORE.  Subscribed and sworn to before "me, a  notary public, this 23d day bf May,  1896.  My commission expires May 14th,  1900.  Milton A. Lyons, Notary Public.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by  all dealers, or will be sent' postpaid on  receipt of price, 50 cents a box, or six  boxes for ������2.50 (they are never sold in  bulk, or by the 100),, by addressing Dr.  Williams' Medicine Company, 'Schenectady, N. Y. -  "*' Water 1n   Wood.  If has commonly been estimated,,that,  green wood, when cut down, contains  about 45 per,cent of its weight in mo4s<  tv.ro,'but in the forests of central Europe wood cut down In winter is said to  hold-more than 40 per cent of water at'  the end of tbe folio wing summer. KeptJ '  for several.years in a dry place, "wood-  retains from 15 to 20,per cent of water,  while that which has been thoroughly  desiccated will,- when exposed" to air  under ""ordinary circumstances, absorb  5 per cent' of water In the first three- ���������  day*, and will continue to absorb it until It reaches from" 14 to 16 per cent* as  a, normal standard���������the amount fluctuating a bore and below- this standard  according to the state of the atmos-  "One evening, while reading the I phere. It has been found that, by ex-  New York ,Triubne, he read to me a! posing green* wood to a temperature of  statement of a wonderful cure perfected ' 212 degrees, F.,' the loss of .weigh t'equal-  1848 they emigrated to this country i  and settled in Derby, Conn.,where they  resided for a number of years. While  there Mr. Moore, who was highly  fered with it frequently works its wayf������r6Bpeeted by his neighbors, was elected  deep down below the surface, and burrows along the.bone or tendons of the   1867.  A reporter called on them recently  and was received cordially and .'in response to his inquiries, Mrs. Moore  said: , "For four years Ir\vas miserable,  pear on one or more fingers'at the same i hardly a /week passed during that time  time or in succession, particularly "if but what I suffered from extreme lassitude. The least exertion fatigued me.  At times when I was'sewing or reading, I would be troubled with tingling  sensations, like the pricking of pins in  hands, feet, arms and legs. Occasionally I would suffer from profuse perspiration, the water fairly running  from my face and hands. Then for  days it would seem impossible for me  to enjoy a minute of warmth: I'would  sit in a rocking .chair alongside a roaring five in 'the stove wrapped up in  blankets, yet while my face would,be  scrorched, the rest of my body would  be chilled.'  "Finally, despite my opposition, my  husband called in-a< physician,,, who  attributed my ailment to rheumatism  and prescribed for tha't^complaint. A  day. or two afterwards lie changed his  opinion, saying I was attacked with la  y  grippe; also changed liis medicine, but  to no purpose. I was Agoing from bad  to worse. The"' tingling sensations  were resumed." At times I would be  incapable of doing anything with my  hands and my husband was fearful that  I was suffering from partial  paralysis.  by Dr. Williams' Pink "Pills. He and  I had at times read similar testimonials describing the great powers and  virtue of these pills- But this night'  in particular, I wass impressed with  what he read and told him it wouldn't  ed 45 per cent; and, further, on expos- -  ing small prisms of wood one-half inch  square and .eight inches long,. cut out -  of billets that had been stored for twa  years, . to   the, action   of  superheated'-  steam for two hours, their loss of weight  do  any harm  to try a  box:    Tlie next j was found to befrom 15 to 45 per cent, -  morning  he  purchased  a" box  of  the raccording  to  the ' temperature  of ;ttaa  Pink  Pills   and., I commenced - taking I. ate-ji-axl        < * "  thein   according  to   directions,   three  times a.��������� day. * Within a" .week I felt  better, and when I had finished that box  I asked my husUa-nd to get me  another  SURE CURi? for P3LES  Itching T.nd Blind, Blcedfn^or Protruding Piles Weld at sneet*  iy..Stopi iick-  Pa.   <>  The Turtle.  .: Formerly the turtle was taken, by  (means of harpoons or spears; but this  'process injured the creature. It is now  taken in nets or captured upon the  beach.     Certain   fishermen   prefer   to  dive and take the animal by hand, but  when the reptile la powerful this is not   but the Creole woman is a flower  he is a dullard���������or, maybe, only half-  Creole. Tevhaps his mother was an  American, or Scotch. And then���������V Perhaps he would not think them because  they might not be true. They would  be other'things, other things just as fine  and good, no doubt���������tliey might even  have rare beauty of a different type-  She  accomplished without gome  difficulty.  TO   PAY   A   PENALTY    FOR     DINING  Is rather hard, isn't it? Yet how many are  compelled to do this after every meal. Dyspepsia, that inexorable persecutor, never  ceases to torment of its own volition, and  rarely yields to ordinary medication. But  tranquility of the stomach is in store for those  wli'  Bitters,  lar  constipation, biliousness and nervousness.  is a magnolia or a jasmine���������occasionally, a camellia���������or, especially when  thero is a good warm drop of Spanish  blood in her veins, she is a red, red rose  ���������a rose too sweet to pass untouched  but for her perfect dignity and a  piquant hauteur that is as protective  rho pursue a course of Ilostetter's Stomach   as any thorn upon a rose's stem.  Utters.   This fine corrective also remedies ma-       ������>p ,     ���������������������������,_,.;,.���������.    nl.   ������������������Hm,.  arial and   kidney   complaints,   rheumatism, i. lopeilj   speaking,   01   ratliei,  A codfish recently caught off Flam-  borough Head, England, had inside it  fifty-nine fish hooks.  CATARRH CANNOT Bfi CURED  Medicine and Ijuw at  Yale.  The faculties of the Yale Law and  Medical Schools are arranging for a  formal interchange of courses. They  ���������have decided that certain subjects in  each department shall be open to seniors, of the other. A course in medical  jurisprudence In the law school will be  open to the medical students.  With LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot  reach tho seat of the disease. Catarrh is a  [blood or constitutional 'dlesa������e, and in ordar to  Oyr* It you must tuka internal remedies. Hall's  Uat&Vi'h Cure Is taken intornuUy, and acts dt-  rect*ly on the blood arid mucous gurjaces. Hall's  Catarrh Cure is not a-quack medicine. It was  prescribed by one of the best phyeieians in this  country for years, and is a regular pr&������crip-  tion. It is composed of the boat tonics known,  eonvbincd with the best blood purifiers, aoting  directly On the raucous surfaces. The perfect  combination  of the  two ingredients is what  8r6ducea  such  wonderful   effects   in   curing  atarrh.   Send for testimonials, free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO , Props., Toledo, O.  Sold by druggists, price 75c.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  narrowly speaking, the Creole is an American, born of French or Spanish par-  ' ents, or of both, and. strictly, both parents should themselves be foreign-born,  but the Creole is often only the great-  great-grandson of a Creole, and somo  of their families of purest blood could  not reach the mother country without  going back through three or four American-born generations."  A Story with a Moral.  Abraham Lincoln once received a letter asking for a "sentiment" and his  autograph.   He replied:  "Dear Madam: When yon ask from a  stranger that which is of interest only  to yourself enclose a stamp; there's  your sentiment and here's your autograph. A.  LINCOLN."  Gett ntr I-ven.  'Editress���������This joke dates from the  time of Pharaoh.  Humorist���������How careless I was to  submit it to you, when 1 might have  known you would remember-it!���������Truth.  SS Piso's Cure for Consumption has been a  family medicine with us since 1865.���������J. B.  Madison, 2409 42d ave., Chicago, 111.  Three copies of the Bible, written on  leaves of the fan palm, are in the Brit������  ish museum.  Schilling's Best tea���������grocer gives your money back  if you don't like it  It's   one   thing   to   say  money  back,  and  another  thing to do money back.  We say it, and your grocer does it; and we pay him  Barbarous Practices in Enirland.  That the .barbarous practice of immersing noisy, women in ponds or  streams was in full swing at the close  of the seventeenth century is evident  from the '"Chamberlain's Roll" for the  city of London, issued by the Historical  Manuscripts Commission. The ducking stool provided, with the new chair  for it. and the apparatus bought for  branding felons in the face are the  most outrageous eutries.  REASONS  FOR  USING f  Sillier.  "I can't imagine a man doing a sillier  thing than to quarrel with a woman."  "lean."  "What?"  "Refusing to quarrel when she wants  to."���������Detroit News.  To Train British  Soldiers.  Arrangements for the training of  British infantry next winter are to be  on a more elaborate scale than usual,  and especial prominence is to be given  to long-distance marching.  Breakfast Cocoa.  Because it is absolutely pure.  Because it is not made by the so-called Dutch Process in \  which chemicals are used. t  Because beans of the finest quality are used. *  Because it is made by a method which preserves unimpaired I  the exquisite natural flavor and odor of the beans. \  Because it is the most economical, costing less than one cent X  a cup. ���������  Be sure that you get the genuine article made   by WALTER  ���������  BAKER*& CO. Ltd., Dorchester, Mass.   Established 1780.   . 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EVERY HEW  Hutched la PetaXuxaa, I  Kncubators lias start-1  ed right, and Is better I  prepared to Rive proflt-j  able returns because tlie&e I  machines exclusively em-J  body the features which pro-1  duco the gron.te.it number!  of rigorous Cfcicfcoas. |  Incubators from $10 up.  IPotalums. Incubator Co..   SPetalnsaa. Cal.  trnmmT"irwnm iiiim.ii  RODS  For tracing aud locating Gold or Silver  ore, lost or iiMdcn treasures. M. J). FOW-  IVEU, Box 3.(7 Southington, Conn.  3 n HABIT to������!  DRUNKENNESS  pUPTUKK and PII.T'IS cured: no pay until  J j. cured: send ior book. 1j;:.s. Ma-Vsi-iklu it  pbiiTKiiFTEi'n, S&S Market St., San Francisco.  ������J d Wl! Cured Ii. 10 to SO I>������tk.   No Par till  Cured. DR. J.L. STEPHENS, LEliANOK.njlUO.  A man is never too poor or too worthless to get married.  A Schilling & Company  b������.u Francuco  400  Many a man who has a pie appetite  lacks, a pic stomach.  FOS PEOPLE THAI AtiE GiCK or  "Juat Don't   Feel Well,"  SSiSri^LIVER FILLS  arc tho Onp Thine to ubo.  Only Ono for a Dose.  Sold by DrueEists at 25c. a bor  Samplen mnlled free.     Address  Dr. Bosanko f.lcd, Co. Plula. Pa  use  I**? BiI5t"COL*;ri Byrari. Tastes Good,  f-*a IU tVnn.    f:-:*:lb7dru(:ef6K  N. P. N. U. No. OS 1.���������8. F. N. U. No. 761  'rfi  /j)  on  ma '.3*--: ,-- -  ----- ���������  M -  -l  i  ������  I-  G. A,  McBain  & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo,'B.C.  PERSONALS.  Mra. Wi'.lemar ' spent a'few d-i/a with  tri*Sf&3 ia town last weak.  Miss Chambers is remove;ing from an  attack of la grippe, her friends - expect to  see her oat agaiu soon.  Mr. Archibald D:ck,  I.j.-p������o.or ir M'.wb  was iu Union Iiss week:  j\Jr. J. B ,M-oLt,iu is at 'hi-: ,<;istie --.gin  after'a. h_.\ill of hi =:ri_j[jc.  ���������-Fen Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION STORE.  Miss Riy wa3 visitiuj iu U.iioa List wa k  Mr." Ad lison, Sr. lefc for KooSenay  country on Friday.- '  ��������� Mr. Dick from Nanaimo has taken the  management of Stevenson & CVs. Dry  Goods establishment of this place.  Mr. M. F.   Kelly.- photographer, intends  ' leav.ug Union  in   tt-.rt.-e  weeks  ;\Jr.   Kelly.  expects to go into bu'iiuoss in  the Kooietiay  country. ,   ��������� ��������� '  Coai> Oil $." 00 per case at Leiser's.  r.  Mr. G-ao. Grieve of the Upper Prairie road  will sow spriug wheat tins week.  - James Montgomery aud Mr. John Tho nip  gon were pasaeogerd on the out-going steamer, Friday.  Received at WiilanU*, a hoe line of bug  gy whips, ruiigiug from 15 to 25 ei-nts.  Dr. and Ain-.. J*. fJL-i Lft ou Friday. Bo-  fore hia departuie, the doctor way tlie reciu-  ieut of a beautiful g.-hl acirf m.i, suici.;>i_y  initialed, presented hy Mo-nit, ti >rsb L-nlge.  L. O. Ii. of winch ho had b-iaj. trie t>:iitsf  Officer. He was also the objrfcc of a complimentary resolution. Ic is unilerytood Dr.  Jeffj will locate in Rsveljtuke.  Men's   new styles  in   Hard   and   Soft  ��������� Hats at Leisei's.  - Mr. Liwson, Mr. C. J. Rider aad Mr.  Roth ery, were among the  arrivals Wednes-  c  day.  Mr. and Mrs. Piket visited Lheir ranch on  -   Penman Islaudj-returuiiig with Wednesday's  steamer.  ���������   Bargains in white  and   colorei  Shirts  at Leiser's  Tom Bell of "Valdez Island, was  in  town  .   last week.  M--.   John   Williami,   pr spriefcor  of    the  Yendome, returned on Wednesday.  MrB. Jeffo, who was an   active  worker, in  - the Presbyterian Ladies' Aid,  v.-as   presented with an appreciative address by that Society on Tuesday   afternoon,   to which   she  made a suitable reply.    The  Dr.   and  Mrs.  Jeffs carry with them   the  good   wishes   of  their many friends at U. ion.  ���������Wedding presents. See the stock  (new) of silverware at Leisei's.  Mr. McCallum, "mine hose" of the_. Conr-  tenay Hi use,   was  np  from  the  \alluy   ou  Thursday.,  Mr. F. J. Doyle, who left Friday to tike  charge of the gent's furnishing d-partmsnfc,  ���������f Stevenson & Co.'s establishment at Nanaimo, was presented by a gold lodge pin by  Mount Horeb Lodge, prevnmsto his departure. The Lodge also gave him a vote of  thanks for his tfficienc services as recording  secietary.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  Mr. and Mrs. Collis gave   a  lovely  party  , on  Tuesday,   March   2nd,    euEortaiuiug    a  large number of guests in   most  hospitable  and delightful mauner at their pretty   home  on Mary port avenue.  Mr. John Thompson was   a  passenger   to  Victoria on Friday.  Ladies, have you seen those fine   shoes   in  N. Parks' wiuclow? ,  Mr. Harry Beaduell returned to  Deuman  Island on Friday.  Mr. Tom Williams of Hornby Iiland was  '   Been upon our streets last week.  Buy your sugar at Leiser's So 00 per cw  Mr. Alex.   McMillan of   Deuman  Island  came over on .Wednesday, returning Friday  Visiting cards printed at the News  Office in neat script.  .   Don't think any   less  of  anyone   because  you hear he nas said something mean   about;  vou. The chsunces are he was misunderstood  v ������������������.,< -  or lied about;**-/  There was a drift of gas in No.5 shaft and  ib is necessary to fan it out before resuming  work.    It '.vill he all rijht iu a flay or two.  Subscribe for nThe News $2.oc per  annum.  Tlie next lecture in the course at the Pres  byterian Onurch, will be given the last of  the month, by the Rtv. Mr. Winchester ot  "Victoria.  Mrs. Junes Addison before leaving, wa.-?  presented with an album by the Pi-Lsbyte-  Tiau^aclres' Aid.  Mr R. Short has set out at his home,  some fine fruit trees, received from M. J.  Henry, nurseryman of Vancouver,  Mi"   E ks i in I* ft f?-r Vsoroiia. Vancouver,   ���������  VWs*m:lister, etc., Jast week to be ab ent   a  forfs-ight or to.  Mr. Adam McKelv<.y of the Lower Prairie road was in town on Fiidiy.  Mrs. W. Anderson left on   Friday's  boat  for a few ws.-ks visit to Vancouver.  W.-C. T. U. NOTES  ���������' Total abstinence from intoxic .ting"  liquors is, always within the limit of  safety, "Temperance." as it is commonly  understood in ibis country, and almost  invariably in others, is not in every  instance within that limit. It is an  interesting ancl a siym.'.c'int . f ict that  llishop Temple, ihe. recently appointed  Primate of ihe Church'of England, is an  outspoken total abstinence m.m. Per  hap* the most Ic-lhng p.irt of an address  delivered in Lonuoir recently, in which,  he again avowed his pfuciples, was the  piss ige wherein he said that when he  looked into the condition of the men' who  live by labor, he felt'the best thing he  could do for them was to -5e_t them an ex  amp'e of absolute ab-olule abstinence  from the use of, everything that mtoxi  cates.  Church Anniversary.  Two weeks from next Sunday the  Methodist Society will celebrate its third  anniversary. In tbe evening there will  be a service of sr.ng.' In connection with  and as a pari of the proceedings, the  Ladies Aid will give a supper and social  on the following Tuesday' evening,  March 30th. There will be a fine program.    Particulars later. -  Do You  Take Your  Local Paper?  It publishes all that is worthy of notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.'  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports     ���������        .  1        *'  GOOD   ORDER,,..PUBLIC   ENTER-  PRISES,   THE XHURCHES,   FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything wor-"  thy of encouragement.  St Publishes'Occasionally,  Brig-lit Original Stories.  Bright Original Poems,  ' Bright'Original "Chatter."  And is the   ONLY   WEEKLY  COUN;  TRY    PAPER    in    the     PROVINCE  which  has  a' TELEGRAPHIC    SERVICE.        --      ��������� y  It is the exponent of the district, and  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public.  Itis as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there,  will be increased improvements.  Subscribe for    THE  $2.00 per annum. .  NEWS  Espimalt & Banaimo fly.  Time   Table   No.   27,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday Nov.  2nd. 1896, , Trains-run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH  - -    j I -aily. I SatTdy  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. m. ,| p: m.'.  Wellington   1   s.OO   I    3.20  Ar. Naniiinio ��������� |   J1.40 |   (J.38  Ar.  Wellington | r12.UO |   6.65  GOING  SOUTH ~~~e        ~  :        'I   A sr   I   p m  ' Daily. I Sat.-uy.'  8 20    I  . 3.30  S'JO ������������������ I    "M5  J2.2UI    TM  Lv. W������-l ingfcoi: for Victor  JjV. Nitmi'm-..* fur Victoria!  Ar. Victoria,..,   .'.   J  HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  AND  FLOEIST  , i  FOST OFFICE ADDRESS  604   V\ ESTMINSTER  ROAD,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  For  ratua  and information apply   at Com-  pii'iy'-. ofliccs. . ..  \.J.)irN.S.\l<JIIt, JOSKPK 1-JUXTEK.  Prexirtei-r. ; Oun'l Supt  it. K.PRIOR,  O011: Kivi'k'h. nnd Possenuoi* !A������l,  UMMUMMMV^.^. inn.  '   SXTNDA.Y SEBVIOSS  St. Geokoe's   1\.ukshv't.kiiian   (."HUKCir���������'  lie.v, J. A  Ln&uu, pastor.    Sc-rvices a������ 11 v..  w. and 7   p. m.       Sunday    School    nt 2:30.  Y P S.C E.   at   close   of   evening ' torvu-e..  Mkthouist Ouu-rcu��������� Sdrvicos at the  usual hours morning aud evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  Trinity Ciii/iicii*���������Services iu the eve-  ,uiug.    Rev. J   X. Willemar, rector.  Do you know that wc can print. you just  a������> n������*at a business, ci'rd ������������������������������ you can uec in  any "Hut'printing offi.:t' in tl>e ' Provinct-,  aTjil-jnst an cheap too ? I"5i*ar in mind, <������������������ e  print nival licnois- als--? Ic fiicc wv 0:1.11  do a'iythin������ in the line of j ib'printing.  ���������Giv'e us a trial?  Send for new 60 page Catalogue before  placing your orders   fo: Spring   Phintmg, ���������  if Vou are   interested in saving iiibiv) for  yourself and   getting   good   i>K ck   o' fi'^  hands.  Most complete .stock <���������< F(U-; ;-rkJ.  Ornamental Tices, S- 1 nb.-, Ri-t,ei, liic,  in the Province.  Thousands of small Fruit Ph->ni*- :!���������������������'���������  Vines of leading varieties,' atiit.d.ie tor  this Climate.  Fertilizers,   Agricultural   imp'eii cits,  Spray Tumps, Etc., best-to-be had.  No Agents. List iclls )0<t all 'ibout it.  Eastern Prices 01 Los.  Greenhouse, Nursery and Apiary  604 Westminster Road.  \^re do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Husiness Can'l  or Circular.  &  tSi3.ra B  Boys'8serge, twec.d.^ui.t������, two pieces,..   . .  strong" tweed suits,   "  rj,     -    ���������  " .  plain and fancy*-:t"weeds, two pieces,  lioht and dark all-wool suits,  all wool Scotch tweed suits,  all wool Cheviot suits,  a  <<  a  ((  a  .    $I.OO  $r.25 and $i 50  $1.50  $1.75 and $2.00  $2.50 and $3.00  (������  i<  sailor suits, two pieces, gold braided, $1.25, 1.40, r.50 and 175  Youths' coats and vestsrsizes 32, 33, 34 and 3.5; to be sold ^at  $2.50 each,  to  make room for our SPRING GOODS.  Our men's pants will be sold at prices REGARDLESS OF COST.

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