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 V n  y  i.  v  t  /  'M lt.__~.   &.\{ vy  sap  '���������J*.'* '/Jf  11     1,  v.*.-.  oJ-tT<* 7    / \ ***���������*-������������������.' '>*-*y  /  !\G.    227.     UNION  COMOX  DISTRICT,    B.    C, . TU-������_S  *   Y  MARCH. Ifcd.     iS:>7.    $2.00 PER    ANNUM  .''--���������>-^ _____-. r<s^yy-i'&������^<y/z}:.  i-niun  23_SSP?������������@_'e&3S3S^^^5������SeJSS__  jnAnft'  La   W   __M **������-'������������t_t--W>#-*1*Jo���������rtW_i  _JWI!^fI  For  tlie choicest * meats we are head quart  If you have not tried our noted sausages;  bo.oo-na and headcheese, -vou should-do  so at once. ��������� Fresh vegetables, eggs i:nr]  butter* salmon bellies, Mackerel  \_. >. *���������.  ������_'..  'Mr  *:* ^ rj/_^>. ?2;</' ^ upps 11's  .smiR,  .__^-->__^?e^_^_^^  A successful -Merchant and we will show you  a man who keep:. th:Koi. ;hiy posted and  watches the cost of every single article he  purchases. ^ a  Sueb Ms Apples to Soanoaioal H_n_'s__8si?3rs.  ffi That's the reason the woti .n of Union use  our prbes as a standard fjr what they should  pay for goods elsewhere. ..    '  s_  w  S  PRICES  QM    APPLICATION    AT:  m  ({(  ������{{  till  <&.  ^^S^^^N������^g^|^s^^������^^^������@������|^_#,^_^,^ .  f FISHING  - il  Y���������    TACKLEI  A      ���������o���������       i|  ffl A    full,  line   of   Hods,   M  4f| Li';h:s.  Flies.    Minnows,  P  Gut,    ��������� Casus,  ���������bpof  B^skctr-:,  ITlxr.  *���������   ' /  ns,  ^ books,  M Honks, etc, in stock  'M     -Write    for   a_.vth.ne:  &  vou need and __;_- it   bv  return boat.  J. SAMPSON,  3  x 3o'7.   !\!.<niim-j 13....  fl\  i  A -N N S V E R 3 A R Y  *   ^SERVICES.  o  P.  P  w  (Iff  /I  TilIRI") ANNIVERSARY  of Grace M.iliodist Church  of Union, will be hHcl on the 281I1 and  36th of I\larch.  On Sunday the 20th nt 11 o'cloclc  j reyulnr pi'e.'icliiiv. services conducted bv  the pastor, Rev. \V'in. Hiilc**.. In the  cvt-nmj; at 7o\i''ck a Soiij������ Service ������ill  be. given: the principal items of die pn>-  yr.im ������ili be ;is follow-:  ANTrlEM ���������"Himi-.-c Vc tiie f":*?'-!  n.-r.  B  D.oY\u   -  ,   Jake Your  Local Paper ?  .! i ptr-.ii.hes all that is worthy 0/  notice  ������������������; THE LOCAL NEWS.  H   ivives  ihe cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  U Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CH*.:i?.r.!ES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything- worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  .  Brigiic Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the. ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY    PAPER    in    the    PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of the district, and  by it the di*-.tnct will be judged by the  outside public:  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in ��������������������������� cnmitr. district.  Give 't your ������_npr"us support and there  will be increased improvements.  SOLO.- "AtiLj-rl  Quartet.  ,-Solo  i^nt :*m'.  . aw  MRS    I'AKKI'.R.  G.'d    ilii-;  r.Skarlk  Reioice and Siny" ..  io   rhce   M"  Ni-iht.'-''....RI.v.'W Hicks'and .\  "Forever   with  the *. L\id,"......  Mr.g.' Hicks!  Q UARTET.  Anth'em.-  -"Redeemed."  -"Harkeh  unto Me."..  Choi i  On Tuesday the 3'Uli, the Ladies' Aid  will provide a supper m the School-room,  front 6 to 8 p. m. ; after which an entertainment will be gi\en in the church. A  jjood program may be expected.  Adrni.-ismn to .ilher Supper or Enter,  tainmem 25 cts. ; both 50 cts.  Union    Sliivi-ping.  T!io steamer Maude itft <m tiie 17 h, fur  V:coria v.-iili 97 tons of coal for the 0. P.  N .C>.  Tn. Florida left on f-.h<* IS h, wi'li 5-ioi)  tons sif cut for Su. F.-uu'is o  Tin* San \;a.ten icifc <>n iii. Sis':, with  4.200 tm.s *'f u<> I for Sai.  Fi--n.cit.ci.>.  rho (.   '-<   .S.irsi''Hi)t is ioaduig.  .   S-eani'i- Q .e-11 i. Inafii>��������� ^  f-rluij nf 1 ti. S -ia  a.11'1   J.   D    P.tcrs   aru  du*-.  NOTICE.  M;   C-J-. Ki_';s.. pij-i." tuiMT, v.*i!l he :ip   on  VV  ���������!.  e-dav   ���������..i.-xi   anci   r������ tiiaui    oue   wn.K.  On t-s careiuily aittii'.^a  to.  erate.  Tt-ru;a  ujod-  I_atest by V^ire  Crete    Bl'ockadad    by   tho "Bow-res���������  ���������  Gold Brick From x\lb3rni Ttli 1 *s���������  Kich Find in a   now   Van.   .Anda  Leva ���������In toxica -. tl    Ran   buried  J,.-!  *.-*~t>  to Deat'i -The  Oilier New3.  -its  .111  Fig-Lt-  Burned to Death.  N.unimo, Mar. 19 h ���������Au������ust Johson  was burned to death l._--.t niyht at Well  injj-ion He was intoxicated and knocked  the lighted" lamp off ,(iihe :ah!e, and was,  unable to put out the flames. The building was burned lo the -4round; loss about  . $350.00 ���������     '  Blockade of Crete.  London, Mar igih.���������A despatch from  Athens says the blockade of Crete'be^an  yesterday. Apparently there uill be no  blockade or Greek ports for some time to  come. The insurgents on the island are  buildiny .fortifications at  various stra^'etic  1 _��������� t ������\  points, under  the direction  of the Greek  officers.  Greek. Vessel Sunk.'  Canea, Crete, Mar. 19th.���������The Austrian  gunboat, Sebcrhico, fired  u.on and sunk  near Candia, a Greek   vessel loaded with  1 ���������*  provisions,   and, ammunitions' 'of   war,  intended for the Greek forces in Crete.  Won't Fight Anv ?\Iore.  Carson, Nov. Mar.'19th.��������� Robert  Filz-  simmon^ says he will not  fit^lu any more  battles.  Large Verdict.  .-Vancouver,   Mar 20th.���������In. the   case of  Mrs. \V. H. Sieves'vs  South Vancouver,  Mr-  Steves   s'ni  the municipally for  $1 50.000 for 'the death of her husband,  by the falling'of a- tree-on him wliiie  driving on the. road, was decided yesterday. Mrs. Steves' recovered a verdict of  Sio.oco    * ,.     _ '���������.,.���������  Shot By Son-tn-l.v.v.  Victoria, Mar. tg.th���������Geo. Brown, a  resident of Sooke, was shot last evenir.g-  by his son-in-law, John Aik.n. B.rqwi.  was knocking ai Ai!:eu's door when the  iattv.r shot through the panel. Brown  ������vi!l die. The police have gone out to  arrest Aiken.  Va n  e   of  V._n Akda  Strike.  Nanaimo. Mar. 201 h.���������On the  Anda, at Texada, a very 'rich .sitril-  tine looking ore has just .been made -in  ihe 120 feet level. This new ore bodv  has not yet been sufficiently explored to  show it^ extent, but the quan'tiiy of it  seems to be considerable. The . Maude  called here from Texada- last niyht with  four hundred sacks of Van Anda one for.  ;he Ev-.--.i-e. 1 smelter. ' ��������� ..  A Gold -Brick..  Vico.ia.   Mar. 2o;li;���������-Mr.   J is.   Duns-  muir re urner! fr.uri San   Francisco.    He  ��������� it 11  '-4V)  O.-iii  him   a  ; resul  ;Olct  of  crushing  brought "'back  va'ued at $52.'.  .���������..uriO'iY t'Mi-. of ore at the Consolidated  .Aiberni mi-1 'This natal doesi'noi include  the gold .held in-the su'pbuiatcs uhich  will net about $30.00 jier ton. ..-  Rich Yokgn.  Victoria, Mar. 31'ih.���������J. Smi;h ju.t-  arrivf.d from Yukon, reports '.hat ore  mining is a\ era-Jug from S75 co to  $125.00 to a pan lie has a rr-ady  taken out .. 10.O' o. The diggings are the  richest discovered in the tar, (,\.v north.  Suing- Ike World.  The Province Newspaper Co., have  taken action for libel against the Vancouver World for an article to the ( ffect  that the Province was about to employ  Jap-inese in their printing office at  Vancouver.  FiTZSIMMONS WINS.  The great prize fight at Carson,  Nevada, March 17th, between Corbett  and Fitz*-immons, ending in a decided  victory for Fitz in fourteen round*--. The  first three rounds were uneventful, both  being rather cau ious. Corbett hxndied  himself with great skiil but he lacked  stamina and his blows lacked the force  which characterized those of Fitz,  In the fourth round Jim rushed it and  Fitz ������-ot in one of his heavy body blows  on Jim's stomach. The fighting in this  round was terrific.    Jim played right and  &t__������t__.   ���������&���������������&___     _&fc_ *-������-av Kj?  y  A/  wi  JL  Es-./_____ t-������' ���������_>'  General Me������ chants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY,  B.   C  1  ^gcm_vk77z: .r?ir*_2cistna���������*������--s-_^_-*_Tri__w_a������3^rt.s._i;'v.������rn������^  left or: Fitz'.*. body.    Ii was what is called  a good fight all loui/d.  In the lilth round Jim landed . K-ft on  Fitz_ jaw. They clinched and bo.h  pounded with freehand. Jim gets first  blood. In the mix up Jim had the best  of it and landed a light on body and  left on Fitz'. chin.  6th, R iiind ���������Jim upper cuts F:tz, but  leads wild and misses many chances.  Fitz looks bad and Jim puffs hard.  7th, Round.���������Jini forces the  fight and  uDper cuts Fitz.     Fits-   fights   like a (ion,  and seeks a  knock-out  blow.    Jim lands  on Fuz's sore mouth.    Fitz  tinsses   right  and  iefu swing,   swings, and   nibses left  again.    Jim counters   left on Fitz's heart.  Jim ������.ery otired.    Fitz  looks   like a stuck  bu.lock, but strong.  8th, Round.���������-Fitz rorccs  fight,   misses  i- .  swing   and   is   lilted   off his    feet   by an  upper cut; lands left   on- Jim's   face   and  receives   a   hard one on   the body;   tries  right  on   Jim's   head   but is   countered  hard on the head by Jim's left.    Fitz has  worst of the round.   '  91'n, Round.---Both active. Fiiz lands  below the belt and is cautioned; lands  oftener than Jim, who gets in a stiff one  on Fitz's wound. Fitz rushes but does  ��������� no damage. Jim jabs/ clinches, upper-  cuts, with rig he, in the brake away Fitz  lands a hard one on the jaw, again tries  his right but is short.  loth, R.'iind.���������Fitz is spitting blood;  lands right and left on Jim's head. Fitz  bleeds badly, gets a bard one on the  mouth. Both fight hard. Fi'.z appears  _tr._iig.sl, catches Jim around the neck  and drags him to the ropes when time is  cal'ed ,  x 1 th Round.���������They clinch.' Jim lands  right on rib. and receives Fitz's left on  chin. Fitz appeais iik. a bear in strength  Jim missed a hook on the jaw. Fitz  lands hard with left on Jim's face.. They  clinch again and Fitz crosses right. In  the clinch Fitz has the best of the  roughing.    Fitz fights Jim to the   corner.  12th Round���������Corbett ru--b.es and receives one on the face; he now keeps a-  ���������v.iy. In clinching Coibett lauds le t on  Fizt sore nose ..nd ?o:iowsr with one on  the body; he fo-.ces Fitz to the ropes and  w-ia t Xj.il .i-ii-il H. __i.i fun. thou.,.iid years  n.o tin-., br...������������������(.���������'_ 's.-jjai-iitd 111 Ar.bia.  Tin ii ���������*_-.... (It-Ms nifi iic-._i.ly on the Paci-  H.t caas hut <\y\ t.ot rfun^nize each oaher.  He '.l-it-iiy .-ke clu-r. in������J i. fiaiiuoea mouldias  thou-ohar..oter nunii" l)i*.so jeare. Their  imriiu-'lity, lnijjtniuhahihU, ami .elf-ab-i.e  in.j. were it.'-k uii>>)i. H_ let.ried appre-  eirttiveijy to tijeir. vualic.es ot' iudim.ry, po-  liceue.:-., aiid tiu-ir Jit.vatuie, aud yoiuted  out their defective-.rohiteoture. R-teicioe  was md.de to nii.coueej.Hioti3 of uiauy of  their cu.touis. C..a ig..' ia many . ihwigs "  were i_(-edcd--r.li(.*y w ouid soon come.  Tne ltofure througtion. ' was inceresting  and able and we!) received by the -.uu.euce  whi-.a at U& bio.. ' ga.f a beany vote of  thanks. ,  Th-s ends the .cries of lecture.; but a concert, will"he yiv.u tuwardd uito.eud ot Ayril.  Eev. Winchsster in Chiiiatown.  Fuz  blee  ds  Corbett   iu.be*.   and   lauds   t>\o  5   and   leits   on   Fi.z's  face,  and on  crunches hard on  the   ribs.  badly  right  fri_e again .-nd light, on   body,     lie then  tried .*'n    upper-cut   knock out   but   was  short.    Coibctt's   round.       ���������      ;-; :  Uh Round.���������Fuz'.' leads right on  Corb-ti's ribs and left on jaw. Ji'm'Iand's  on'. Fuz wind and rushes Fitz to the  cornel and jabs on the head; is back  again on the''body, sparring, and ducking  cl.ngeioas blows. Fitz lands straight  lelt-ie.id on Jim's face and tries right-  swing, but mioses. Jim- lands oti Fuz's  face.     .-..'.  14th Round. ���������Corbet; leads. Fitz  lands tcrrib.e right swing on Corueti's  neck. Corbeti going baci<. Fuz lauds  lef* on Corbett's stomach. Corbett on  his knees wiih looks o\ agonv on hi-  face. Tone called. Corbettt r.-.e. ten  second*, a fer, a .id rushes to.vard. Fitz.  Fight declared m favor cf Fiiz.  Rtj-v-. A   1_. Wmch������bter, mi**sionery^to the  Chuic.e su B. 0. coiiduc.ed a very   iu:=rest->   '  ir.ii sctv.ee nt the _t_i..sion Cnapt'l at   China-  ��������� . .*  inwa on Thin.day i-*. euiug. ' Tht-ro wtre be-  uv.eij 60 ami 70 C������*iu<.-**_ prft-eut,' who hs-  ttatd aiie..iiv.lj wljile In- _p(.k.tor an hour  in tin*)r ov. 13 to..f>_*c cm -hi. b ef^^l^.go of the  Gin-ptl oi Chri.t. Qi.iiica uuu-bcr lo triend.  ot tlie work took ilie ojjpf-riumty of vifaiting ,  the Mis-iuu and were much impress-ed witu  what they heard, aud ..w. After divine  service r.hre. of che converts were baptized :-,' -  , M.ih, Do,    Mah    __.>iig   a::d   Lam '   Wiug".'  Thfc.e make eiglit y./ung meu who Have been  jeeeivect .-nto   the  ciiuroh   dining   the   pa.fe .  twelves, .iif-utiis aud v, ho.aie living eXerhpla-.-  ry uvea.*   Rev, Mr.   Leg-i)   ar-d   Mr.   Hall  .a so took pait in the oeivices.  Tnis ivJi.-rit-n i-. ii-.der'tlie direction of the  Fiei-hyienau Ci.uich of which Mi*. Winches- ���������  ter is _n-.eri-ii-:'G-tit. ai-d vi.its the various  place, wlic-ie it is can Jed viu from tune to-''  iiiue. The tood ;i.'ulr.b t>( tiie work here is  an lJu-dic-Uon of tin.-. dtvoiii__i and fidelity of  Mr.  fl-Ml.  Mr. Winchester returned by Friday mor-  r.iugd bo.!, to V.c.f'riA.  A Ccraos Sto:y.  Hev, A. is. Win chaster'a I_ee'cure.  In fch��������� early <l'.y-_ of   ihe    Coinox   Settle-  n.-jit. hiifiiii g .'C-.;r-���������>:���������-.: more attei.tiou than  iiow, ai.cl tilt, i.uy.r ���������-:_.!.e was   more   pleuti-,  -ul, at.d ihat a-iili ii-hiug went far   to  keep  tin-, wolf troai tlie door.  O.-e dn> tv=.o of the farmers were out  wuh their rfi.. looking fur big game.  Luck was ugaiust them until as night was  approaching, wburi oi'v their way home they  heard a slight noise ahead of them, and saw  what apptared to be the h.ad of a wild animal partly above iv'bu.h. ��������� They were both  expert _hbt.*5, and tired iustantly. The  beast feil neavily. .���������  "Now !" t;a;d farmer 1N0. .'���������!,' "that waB  my shot."  "Aud mine also," replied f.irmnr No. 2 "I  never muss'.my ga.si;e at that di.tance."  ''Br 1", ce'or-cd N*>. 1, iirrd Jir-.t."  ������������������M.). hy a jug full. 1 claim the game,"  a* d N .. - .-.c.wlfcd   _i'ic:e!y.  lua.-h.it tin e .1 ii*. y- rtachtd the.bush,  ami liier.���������--.\as a u-t-gubor'. horse stone  dead.  Tt-.ey lool-eii at it --ilently for a moment,  when N-*. I reuia-ked, "Ye., it was your  bliot v liich mil the bu-iiieiis aud the owner  win v ai t i. i00 dam-iye.*."  1' v. a.*- finally ajjiced to say nothing about  ir, and it wa.-, a hmg while he'ore  the   news  \Yi... In sier delivered a lecture   j   k*ak, d out, when the. jomtly made   repira-  tiou.  R,v   A. B  Li-,'. W.dnesuaj eveui.-.g, ii_  Hie  P. e,  un Crairch, >o   a  very   fair   siz. d  _���������  ui  au ueijce.  K.v. J. A. L gan   pre.-iutd.     Tiit*   choir   ot  1.he church .aug au aniiiem a. the bt-gt-iumg.  and aeoilier at tiie clo.e ot die lee'ure.  .Mr. Wiuotn-s.er's .ui*je,cc was, "Otiiua,  past ai.-d prtoeut." He hegau by reference  lo its tuormous territory and large popu-  laiiou. Ttae curtain of creditable history is  i.f.ed about the time of Abraham, from  which time there. was a gradual growth  until 1023 co 1004 A. D- when the Empire  reached its climax; siuce when there has  been a gradual decline. Id is .still big with  de.tiuy. 0*_e mu&t know the language to  kuov. the people.  lie referred le the promineiico of ceremonials iu their social aud religious life; an-  central worship which holds sway so largely  SCHOOL TBACHSB I3ST. COMOX.  Miss Carthcart, teacher at Gomo'x, was  brought before Magistrate Drabbe, on  the charge of unduly punishing a little  Swede boy, one day last week, but was  let off with a warning. Complaint was  not made to the trustees and they had  nothing to do with the matter, This is  not tne first complaint of this character  but we hope it will be the last.  Subscribe for  $2.00 per ���������annum.  t i  -IE     NEWS  .0. ,-<_iZ-3���������*^ .rM^a;*'--*!!*!^^  'iiM&niBxittttxx*^32i#!P>''***���������*t<*;  o  ';?������������������-.-  .1-  j  ' i  V!  i  ���������?i  '������������������ i  '.' i  . r  ��������� _���������'"  I'.'-  I1*.  ���������-.I  4-  *|i  iii  .si-  I  ill  it  .M  I  .   .  The Weekly News.  __.    WHITNEY,    Publisher.  UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA  . In Routt County, Colorado, last week  John Ship and Mary Sails, were married.   Now look out for squalls.  , An American robin    was    recently  found near Manchester, England. British naturalists are wondering how it  -crossed the ocean.  dice exists to-day to such ah extent  that United States Consul Mulligan has  mentioned it in his report to the State  Department."  Consideringf that Weyler has "pacified" nearly all of Cuba, his disinclination to get beyond range of the guns  of Morro Castle is unaccountable. *  It cost a Michigan man $20 to write  hi., name on the Washington monument at the National Capital. His autograph came high, hut the police magistrate had to have it.  Boston seems to have forgotten for  the moment the Bacchante, and is now  trying to find a suitable name for the  female chimpanzee, which is the kites:  addition at the Boston Zoo.  Roswell, N. M., has an artesian well  which spouts out 1,000 pounds of cooked fish an hour. It also has a tolerably robust prevaricator who serves as  special correspondent down there.  Old Claus Spreckels has reason to  feel with Lear how sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless  child. Not only did one of his sons  take the Spreckels money and start an  opposition sugar refinery, but now his  daughter has married against his will.  The old man is consoled somewhat by"  the fact that she preferred her own  love to her father's money, and returned to the old sugar king a million and  a half of property which he had deeded to her.  CHARTER IS REVOKED  MEXICAN   GOVERNMENT  WINDS  UP A CO-OPERATIVE COLONY.  According to an Oklahoma Senator  that Territory is a "happy land where  King Cotton and-corn and wheat grow  side by side in the same broad fields,  where the stately Cottonwood and magnolia wave their laurels from the same  green grove, and the honeysuckle and  morning glory form Eden bowers  around the humble collage of the un-  terrified sooner, and the lark's early  song a.wakes the. gray dawn of morn,  ancl the redbird and the robin close the  dewy eve of Sunday with joyful  praise."     ���������  Unparalleled Efforts Made by the  Victims -Result ii_ Complete Failnre���������  Lives and Treasure Lost in a Scheme  that Was Never Practicable.  In Providence, R. I., the other day  a wedding was celebrated in which the  bride was at'cnded by four of her former husbands ns ushers. The delicacy  of this novei arrangement cannot fail  to impress all lovers of good taste.  Olive green has been chosen by the  naval officers as the fighting color of  the new navy. The selection is the result of a series of tests with the torpedo-boat Cnshing, and the Animen  ram Katahdin, which proved olive  green to be the least visible at sea.  A negro citizen writes a letter to the  Atlanta Journal in which he says that  negroes do not expect or wish to ride  in the same car as the whites, but they  do 'ask that .they shall have equally  good accommodations for the same  money. "This is an absolutely just de-  maud," says the Journal. "The railroads which do'not voluntarily provide  equal accommodations, for equal pay  should be required-by law to do so.  When negroes are charged the same  fare as white people the cars and other  accommodations which are "set apart  for them should be as good and convenient in all respects as those, which  white persons occupy."  .  The infant Castellane which has just  come into the world is a great-grand-  nephew of Talleyrand and. a great-  ��������� grandson of Jay Gould! What a genius he will be if he grows up with the  diplomatic acumen of the first and the  financial ability of the second!  An American girl who married a foreign prince advises her countrywomen1  that a titled husband is exceedingly undesirable, and that such marriages,are  to be shunned. Tliis is enough to deter-  any .American girl from contracting a  marriage with a man of title���������until the  time when the man of title proposes. ���������   '  The squabble between McClure's  Magazine and the Pall Mall Magazine  over the serial rights- of Robert Louis  Stevenson's posthumous unfinished  story, "St. Ives," calls attention to the  fact that some of the English magazines are trying to get even with their  American' competitors, which haye invaded the English field, by bidding for  an American audience. The-Pall, Mall  has quite a large circulation in this  country. One little fact brought to  light by the controversy is the relative  prices of some of the work of popular  writers. Mr. McClure says that he paid  Kipling twice as much for the serial  rights of "Captain Courageous" as "St.  Ives" cost McClure's and the Pall Mall  together.  Stephen Crane, in describing the  .wreck of the Commodore, says: "In the  mournful twilight the lights of Jacksonville blinked ditnly. We were all  enveloped in a gentle satisfaction."  How.poetical! A more prosaic writer  probably would have dismissed the  subject with the simple statement:  "We were about half shot."  The late Joe, McCullagh. coined the  .two well-known political terms, "boom"  and "bar'l." Efforts -were made by  envious rivals to wrest the laurels  from him, but Joe lived long enough to  see himself given proper credit in a  hand book of current phrases. Nor did  he.try to conceal his evident pleasure,  eithei', although one of the most modest of men.  There is a man in Rockland, Mass..  Mr. Benjamin F. Poole, who has the  courage to show his humaneness and  affection for his pet animals not onlj  while they live and are of service tc  him, but shows his esteem and respect  for their memory, by burying t|em in a  cemetery owned by him and kept foi  Factions Hasten ���������Downfall.  The Mexican government has revoked  the   charter  of   the Topolobainpo  colony on the west shore of that country.  Over 1,000,000 acres were covered by it.  and the action brings the end of the  Utopian hopes of hundreds of duped  colonists scattered over   the   Western  States, principally    Illinois,    Michigan  and Kansas. - The story is one of bright  outlooks, bitter   disappointments   and'  great suffering in the attempt to found  a perfect haven of prosperity.    It was  the dream of the theorists, and all who  went into it were hoping for lives of  unalloyed    happiness.    Not less    than  P1,000,000 has been spent in the effort  to bring prosperity out of the impossible conditions that existed.    That cooperation could succeed  on  the'coast  of Mexico,   with  the lack of facilities  that was to be expected, Avas considered the fairest proposition by the men  who started the colony.    They proved  to their  own satisfaction upon    hoAv  weak a foundation was the structure.  A. K. Owens, of Chester, Pa., ancl  later of New York, was the founder of  , the colony. No religious services were  to be allowed on the coast, and all were  to have the enjoyment of perfect freedom.  The first colonists went out in 1886  and had a severe time of it. There was  nothing ,to eat and it was fifty miles  to the nearest postoffice.' They caught  the smallpox and many of them died  of that disease and of starvation. All  winter they sent home for aid, and in  the spring it came. But the colony was  in very bad shape. At this time C. B.  Hoffman and John Breidenthalj both  wealthy, became interested In the  scheme, and the former was made the  president and the latter treasurer. They  used their efforts to get the colony on  its feet financially. In this they were  very successful and several hundred  people went to the new Mecca searching for homes and believing that here  they would' be relieved from all trouble. They wrote back to their friends  glowing letters, and for a few months  the outlook, was better. But the crops  failed ���������nd it was a serious matter for  the. colony.  Then it* was proposed to irrigate, and  the beginning of a big ditch from the  Fuei'te river, seven miles away, to the  lands of the company was undertaken.  For two years they worked on it, the  payment being in scrip receivable at  the colony store for the necessaries of  life. But when the ditch was done it  was found that it was useless, as it was  too .shallow. ������ The colonists began to  gcumble, jEs^S-ts there were about 800  *r6f them at  oJ)&DO J|ebastrar> QQJrf &*)  was \)\s nai7)^;^\  t)\{f)oWr) save to sublime ffohokus fame'  stood  like. ^incianatTus (at tl^e plouF  bndring the fe?hich, tlie ^herefore aadJKefiow:  is. acres broaid ley fa!low *a tbe  pis maids and rfoerc tbeir labors had begun  ������o stood he v/ieWihg all his vast* domain.  Synonym for siaew and por brain V.  n dav/neda smite and rosea purpose cl  he looked down to where his chicks app  './���������wring that big fae pullet's .savcy nee  nd hav/e~af me hotj$wlferi, steu7. I r  deep bis thovgtifxscW|acf his vile intent..  |is stomach, was fe^|a his hand the instrument.,  jeanwhile the neighbor's dog had chanced to stray  ^Jhere ^urfew stood, the monarch of tbevay-,:  J^ffis SSusfers bending in their depths cf wag;  ||o each lone zephyr wb/ch that v/ay did log  Tfnedog espied tbe pants, with boud of joy  Started poorQrfcWs waglets to destroy  bit, be tone, be ripped.'  crfeiv  howled,  r  t was in vain, the dOg would not be fouled.  ^nd as they carried Jdhaiin  @ut of sighr-  ^fke chicKs cried  ,urfew_sha.l  >������y/rrng. to-night^  .r_4^=-d_3___i^^fc----  tM  Ks-time it meant a good  that purpose alone.   He not only burieaf |.-deal. of trouble?f or}*, the directors, who  them  with honors   but   marks   theii |-_?re not able to%-ep the disaster quiet,  People bles-sed with the judgment and  sense developed by the modern civilization, smile at the childish revenge  of the king of ancient times who had  the sea scourged for wrecking his vessels. But the familj* likeness to this  act of ancient folly on the part of the  modern system of burning flags and  hanging obnoxious persons in effigy is  rather a caustic comment on the aforesaid smile of superiority.  Business on the principal street of  Oklahoma City, Okla., was recently  suspended for half an hour owing to  the intrusion of a long-eared jack-rab-  "bit on that thoroughfare. Everybody  joined in the chase, from- banker to  bootblack, and assisted by about forty  dogs they pursued the frightened ha.ro  far beyond tho city limits, and only  stopped when the last faint glimpse of  his tail was seen upon the horizon as  he sped swiftly over the plains in the  direction of Guthrie.  graves with monuments, all of suitable  designs. These designs he obtained by  advertising for competitive bids. One  of them represents the horse asleep h.  his stall, carefully blanketed, the words  "Requieseat in pace" being carved on  thejside. of the marble blanket. Another clever design was a colossal  horseshoe on a pedestal, the jockey's  cap and whip being drawn on one sid-e  of the pedestal. On another slab is cut  a horse collar, broken, with the name  . and age of the horse below it.  "Ten or fifteen years ago,"' says a  business man quoted by the Philadelphia Record, "the canned meats put  up in square tins by American houses  were sold in great quantities in Samoa.  -It was not long before Australia and  -New Zealand packers saw that they  Were missing a good thing, so they sent  out agents who circulated a story  among the natives to the effect that  cheap American meats were composed  of human flesh. They said that in the  process of preparing the bones of dead  Chinamen for shipment to the Celestial  Empire from San Francisco the meat  was canned and labeled 'beef for Pacific island consumption. The story  gained credence to such an extent that  the natives shunned the square tins  aud could only be induced, to buy the  'round, flat tins put out by Australian  and New Zealand houses.   That preju-  There is a comparative scarcity ol  winter wheat in the East. Millers find  it a difficult matter to get supplies of  desirable qualities, even at a considerable premium over the prices quoted foi  the, contract grades. Very little Western winter wheat has-.jthis year been  shipped east of the Allegheny Mountains, and yet millers in the Central  West are unable to get adequate supplies. Much of this season's crop ol  winter wheat wa. admittedly unsound;  but, with due allowance for this fact,  there must either be a great deal of  wheat hidden away at interior points  or the calculations of the government  and other experts with i-eference to the  yield of winter sown grain have been  wofully at fault. There is such unanimity in the testimony about deficient  supplies, and the comparatively liigli  prices obtainable for winter wheat appear to have such little influence in  drawing out concealed stocks, that the  conclusion seems irresistable that the  crop of winter wheat this season.was  more of a failure than the statisticians  have been willing to concede. Otherwise, where is the wheat? Growers  who have had frequent opportunities to  Mr. Hoffman went.to Europe and tried  to raise some funds* but without avail.  One of the capitalists came to the colony, but was unwilling to place his  money there. So the people who could  getaway began to leave and the colony  dwindled, for the supplies had given  .out   ���������.-���������..  In 1893 too the factional fights began  that have hastened the downfall of the  colony.   More colonists came back, and  in the management and the premises  upon which the colony was founded.  Some of the people wasted four years  of hard work and all they possessed in  the world and then had to come back  to their prairie homes and begin life  over. The end of it all has come now  for good and the remainder of the colonists will soon be this.side of the line.  Growth of a. Late.  Instances are common enough of the  drying up of ponds and lakes,, or of  their running aw;ay. It is not often  that we hear of the formation and  growth of large bodies of water. In  writing of his journey through Western Macedonia, in 1SS0, the author of-  " 'Twixt Greek and Turk," gives this  account of the Lake of Ostrovo:  A century ago fields and meadows  and flourishing villages were to be  seen where now lies a long sheet of  WORKING ON THE DITCH.  by the end of 1894 only 200 were left  and they had  nothing  to do but dig  enough ground to make a living.   They  made  friends  with   the  natives,   who  had pity on them, and have lived as  the Mexicans do since the colony left  them stranded.   Now that the concession under which the party occupied  the land has been revoked    they too  must come to the land of their birth  after as bitter an experience as is not  ,   L    often seen.   The whole effort has been  sell at prices ranging from S5 cents to . ^^ and thQ members have suffered  $1 per bushel   according to  location, i ^^ ^ in th<, residen_e on the  or from 8 to 10 cents above the option  cruel coast.  price at wm���������f,r^.^ters: ajre surely j Bes[des tne broken hearts t]mt t_e colony caused it was another sad chapter  in the history of .co-operation. The  thousand people who first and last were  interested in it had the highest hopes  for its future, and they meant to make  of it the exemplification of the highest  possibilities of civilization. But the  greed and the bad judgment brought a  quick end to the enterprise that was  doomed to failure in any event because  of the lack of experience tfcat was found  not hoarding wheat in the hope of higher prices! Yet if the crop of wintei  wheat has fallen so much below thai  of last season (when it was 257,709,000  bushels), as the present situation seems  to suggest, the exportable surplus of  the deficiency is so much less than had  been depended upon. In that even!  prices of wheat would be likely to rule  higher in the last half of the crop yeai  than they have in the last six months  just passed.  dark-blue water, reflecting, like a mirror, the barren slopes of the mountain  which overhangs its eastern shores.  The long plateau which we had followed ever since leaving Kosana sinks  steadily toward the north until it is  barred by a ridge of hills running  across from east to "west. The depression thus formed was formerly drained  by a stream which lost itself, no one  knew whither, underground.  But an earthquake ;or some other  cause suddenly blocked up the channel, and the waters which ran down  from the surrounding heights, failing  to find an exit, accumulated in the hollow, and covering acre after acre of  ground, and swallowing up hamlets  and villages, have formed a lake which  is now nearly twelve miles in length  and two in breadth. It is still slowly  rising, inch by inch and year by year.  Plaiting: Straw.  The straw-plaiting Industry of England gives employment to about 50,000  women and 4,000 to 5.000 men.  He Was:Under Oath,  A story is related of W. S. Forrest-  the well-known Chicago criminal lawyer, who was trying a suit for da_iages  for personal injuries against the Milwaukee and St; Paul Railroad. The-  question in point turned largely upon,  the arrangements of the road's tracks,  switches and frogs. An Irishinan  mimed Maloney, an assistant yarduias-,  ter, -was on the witness standi Hi*  native brogue was rich and pronounced, f  On the direct exa.inination Maloaey  had been very laconic in his answers.''.  This made Mr. Forrest think he had an  easy victim on the cross-examination^  but when spurred by cross-que._ti.-i_s  the witness' Irish was aroused, and he  became more voluble. The more the  Irishman was prodded the hotter he  became, although he did not lose hi������  head, but damaged the plaintiff's case.  Mr. Forrest saw the ground slipping;  from under him and began to look fot-  an opening to drop the witness without  further inquiry to his case. He succeeded in provoking a tart reply fro������  the witness, whereupon, thinking this-  his opportunity, waving his hand, Ue  said, sarcastically:  "That will do, Mr. Witness. You're  very smart, aren't you?"  "Oi'd loike to ratur'rn the cumple-  mant, Master For-rest, af Oi wan't oou-  der oath," quickly replied the witness,,  as he arose slowlj- to leave the stand.  At liong Ramie.  As the following is published in the  Army and Navy Journal, It may be  copied without offense to the military  profession, no doubt.  "Father, are generals brave meii?'f:  asked Johnny.  "Yes, my son, as a rule," was the answer.  "Then why do artists always make  pictures of them standing on a hill  three miles away looking at the battle  through an opera-glass?"  Animated   Barometers.  Goldfish that swim in globes of water  are very sensitive to changes in the  weather, and an observant person may  learn to rely on them to foretell the  coming of a storm. At such times the  fish are restless. They dart about from  place to place, and never remain long  in one spot as they do in mild, pleasant  weather.  a ������t*  \  *  1  TPIE TRAGEDY OF #  *<   COYOTE HOLE.  Or  Hi  i.  ii.  AT daybreak Indian Tom emerg- rampart on the side _#s:t the. wind, and  ed from his wickiup and stood at the sand had drifted over them. When  th<_ .in-nrw-jiv. onr-n. ns is the cus-   Grimes lifted an ax,-"to place it-among  their other possessions, a spark of elec-  T daybreak Indian Tom emerged from his wickiup and stood at  ���������the doorway, open, as is the custom, toward the east, whence the de-sort tribes expect a Messiah. He surveyed the forbidding landscape with'  an air of proprietorship. Tall, gaunt,  ��������� with an eyee like a coyote's and a skin  ���������clinging close to his bony frame, tanned to yellow parchment by-hundreds  of electric storms, Indian Tom was a  veritable wizard of the wilds. Half a  dozen snarling curs scattered at sight  of him, yelping, and the three squaws  who formed his household hastened  about their morning tasks. Evidently  there was excellent discipline at his  ���������rancheria.  Not far to the westward   rose   the  long, undulating outlines of the Funeral Mountains bordering Death Valley.  On every other   hand   stretched   the  monotonous wastes of the Mojave Desert, now a long way of barren plain,  now a range of hills rising above it. A  few yards from Tom's habitation was  a pool of, black water which oozed slowly from the ground on a little   slope.  When it reached a certain level, it overflowed and trickled'in a narrow rivulet  along the sands into a piece of ground  inclosed by wires. , Here it kept alive  a scanty growth of native grasses.    In  the background of Indian Tom's immediate landscape were dozens of burros,  .which constituted his worldly wealth  and made him a loid among his fellows.   When a burro became famished  to the point of starvation on the sparse  sage-brush, it was admitted to the little  inclosure and permitted to feed until it  could stand strong upon its legs.  Thc-i  lt was clubbed forth upon the desert  again.   Indian Tom often sold burros  to prospectoiN., but the number did not  diminish, and  the source of constant  supply was a mystery which no man  had fathomed. ������������������  1 Above the low mountains in the distant east the sun rose like a ball of fire.  There were no soft tints of blue and  purple along the summits to herald the  approach of dawn and indicate a little  moisture in the air. But instead came  a sudden flare of light that burned at  once in the sky and along the mountain  sides and on the wide reaches of the  plains. The air was shot through and  through with penetrating, stinging  rays. Here and there appeared puffs of  , (wind, whirling sand .aloft, with an  ominous, swinging,"funnel-like motion.  And in the :far north these gradually  increased, until a cloud, of\ dust hung  _ like a,curtain against the sky, higher  above the earth than the tops of the  ���������highest mountains. Indian. Torn surveyed the scene, sniffed the hot blasts  ���������which saluted' his withered nostrils,  and muttered, in the composite lingo  iwhich he had picked up from prospectors of different nationalities: "Ugh!  Mucho calor! * Heap dam hot wind!"  Then, as one of his squaws placed before him a chunk of dingy-looking  bread, a black bottle, and a savory  combination of jack-rabbit and bacon,  be squatted beside them, upon the  ground, and attacked, with great gusto,  a breakfast which, for a desert Indian,  ���������was an epicure's dream.  Three hours later the shifting gusts  of wind had united in a constant furnace blast.   And at a point fifteen miles^  from Indian Tom's, across the range,'  and upon the edge of ihe basin-like depression known as Death Valley, two  men were suffering constant torments  from  the almost   insupportable   heat.  These    were   Anderson   and primes,  propectors.   At the first indications of  an  electric  storm they had prepared  an insufficient shelter by making a low  tent of some canvas, under which they  had crawled for protection.   They had  also tried to shield their two burros by  muffling their heads in gunny-sacks, to  screen them   from  the  driving ..sands  ;,whichrodeonthe sweeping blasts of the  'norther.    This sand penetrated everywhere, and cut the skin, If exposed, like  : needles.   Its drift was not sufficient to  jbury any living, moving thing alive,  but man or beast might   become   ex-  jhausted by the heat, and so Incapable  .'of motion, and then suffocated. Grimes  and Anderson had placed the various  articles of their mining outfit as a low  tricity passed to his arm, with a report  like the crack of a pistol, and the arm  was still benumbed from the shock.  "The high electrical, tension in the atmosphere was! in itself, a tremendous  strain upon the nerves. Moreover, it  burned all vitality out of the air and  added to its heat. To expose a hand  from the partial shelter of the canvas  meant a blister on the skin; and the  two men lay upon the ground,. struggling for breath, moistening their lips,  every few moments, from the contents  of their canteens, and swearing a constant succession of miners' oaths at the  "luck" which had brought them to the  confines of Death Valley on this direful day.  "I wonder if the critters is alive?"  said Anderson, in a lull of the tempest  which permitted the raising of his  voice above the whistling of the wind.  "If they be," he added, " 'twould be a  mercy to wet their noses with a little  water."  Grimes struggled to his feet, throwing off the weight of the canvas, which  had been pressed down upon them by  the������ drifting sand. Five minutes later  the burros had been resurrected, the  gunny-sacks had' been removed from  their beads/and their mouths had been  thoroughly sponged. When these things  had been done, and everything had  been adjusted for a probable recurrence of the tempest, the men found  that they had just one canteen of water  left, one -which had been filled at Coyote Hole as they had come past a few  hours before. It had been kept until  the last as being the' freshest. They  each took a "pull" at this.  "It's pretty bitter and brackish, isn't  it?" Grimes remarked. "Some way I  never liked that water. It tastes to  me like arsenic and asphalt.   But���������by   , it's good!    Give me some more.  It's good, it's good, it's good.   Ha! this  is life. No man knows what joy he can  get out of a little thing until he's been  almost dead with hunger or with thirst.  Don't you think so, pard?"  "Don't be an idiotic fool," Anderson  replied. "The wind's a-comin' up again.  Better curl down here behind the outfit,  and see that you make that water go  jest as fur as it will. If we can stand  it till night, and the moon comes up,  and the wind goes down, and the burros is alive, and we can git to Indian  Tom's, where there's water, we're all  right. 'But if we can't���������why, then we're  jest dead and buried, and that's all  there is of it," was Anderson's grimly  philosophical reply.  So, as the long afternoon wore drearily on,' tbe two men lay under their improvised shelter and suffered in silence, their lips too parched and swollen to talk, their eyes bloodshot, their  cheeks puffed and blackened as the  blood thickened and grew sluggish in  their veins. They turned their faces  apart, as though each dreaded to witness the sufferings of the other, and  pressed their swollen lips against their  teeth to keep back tell-tale groans.  When the sun went down, blood-red  in the' w-nst, the wind sank to rest, like  .tbjtnspont wrath of an angry giant. The  beatr which had been pressing down  upon the earth, seemed lifted all at  once and flung abroad into space. For  a brief interval the darkness of night  swept over the mountains, pierced in  the illimitable vault overhead by thousands of brilliant points of fire. Then  the moon came up, swimming in a sea  of silvery radiance. Anderson and  Grimes, by a supreme effort, aroused  themselves from the lethargy which  had overtaken them in the closing  hours of the day, and prepared to  leave the spot where so much suffering  had been compressed into so brief a  time.  They had adjusted the pack upon No:  bles, the smaller of the two burros, and  were preparing to "cinch" the load on  Jerusalem, a big and brawny specimen  of her patient race, and their principal  . dependence as a pack animal. Anderson stood with his foot against her  side, pulling on the rope that held the ,  pack >n place, when properly adjusted.  But there was no answering pull from  the other side, where Grimes , was  standing.    Anderson was angered.  "Why the devil don't you pull?" he  thundered. Then, in gentler tones,  "Why, boy, what in the name of Simon  Peter's ghost,is ailin' you? Have you  got the St. Vitus dance?"  ' Grimes was reeling in aimless circles, frothing at the mouth and making inarticulate cries of pain. Then  he fell to the ground, and his legs and  arms threshed the ground with spasmodic contortions. Then came nausea,  worse than any seasickness. And a  moment later Grimes sat up and "pulled himself together."  "God!" he said. "That's terrible.  Little tlie worst I ever had. Who  would have thought a man could live  through such pain as that?"  "I tell you what," Anderson replied.  "You've eaten something that don't  agree with you���������it's almost like poi-'  son. You're locoed. We've got to  camp here again and make some coffee^  to settle your stomach."  Fortunately, a little alcohol stove and  the necessary fuel were in the outfit.  It took only a few minutes to prepare the coffee, in the making of which  they used the last water that they had.  Both drank freely; Grimes declared  that he was better; the process of loading the packs was completed, and they  broke camp, heading for a' curved  notch in the mountains, the head of a  canyon, beyond which were Indian  Tom's and safety.  ' After a mile or two of travel, almost  in silence, Grimes called a halt.. "I'll  have to rest," he said. "I'm sick again.  I hate to say so, but I can't go on."c  "I'm pretty bad myself," Anderson  replied, when they had stopped.  'Queer, isn't it?" Then suddenly the  same symptoms which had so tortured  his friend, although in a lesser degree  ���������spasmodic, uncontrollable contractions of the muscles, a wretched nausea, and a burning, intolerable thirst,  which seemed to dry up every atom of  vitality and to cleave to the very centers of existence., But Anderson was  strong, and ��������� he fought like a lion  against his unseen foe. When he recovered a little from the paroxysms, of  pain, he found Grimes prostrate, moaning pitifully, and apparently unable to  move.   -  "It was in the water," said Anderson.  "We've been poisoned.' Those devilish  coyote-bounty hunters have put strychnine in the springs. Five dollars for a  coyote's scalp and a man or two thrown  in.   Hell, what a country this is!"  "It's that fiend, Indian Tom," whispered Grimes. "He's poisoned the  water at Coyote Hole, and he'll be looking fer our burros to-morrow.' ��������� If I can  live long enough to stick a knife into  him, I'll be satisfied,"- and the remnants of the tortured man's voice wandered off into incohei'ent curses.  Anderson rallied all his powers to  meet the situation. "I can walk," he  said', "and you can ride. Old Jerusalem is strong. I'll tie you on top of the  pack, and we'll' get out of here yet.  Brace up!"*  "For God's sake, Andersoon, shoot  me," Grimes replied. "I can't stand  this torture any longer. We've been  good friends, you and me.. Take your  revolver and blow my brains out. If  you have any love for me, do what I  say, won't you? Shoot me, man, shoot  me."  "Now, see here," said Anderson,  "Done of that. You stop that kind of  talk, or I'll bat you over the jaw. Stop  kickin' now, and keep quiet. Here you  go.'' Then, exerting all of his waning  strength, Anderson lifted his companion to the top of Jerusalem's load, and  propped him between two rolls of blankets. He tied him securely in place,  and started the burros ahead, walking  beside Jerusalem and listening to the  heart-rending demand of agonized human nature, "Shoot me, shoot me,  -shoot me," until he was himself frantic with the mingled passions of anger, pity, and fear.  Thus they traversed the sloping rim  of Death Valley and the comparatively  level ground above it, and came to the  long, winding canyon which opens upon the confines of the valley and, at its  upper extremity, forms a pass in the  Funeral range, beyond which lie those  continuations of the desert where, at  this time, Indian Tom's wickiup and  {lie adjacent springs were the mos. important signs of life. At intervals  when Jerusalem, staggering beneath  her double load, stopped to rest, Anderson was compelled to lisce.n ro the  delirious ravings of his friend, who  constantly begged for suseeas-. from  pain by death as for some priceless  favor.  The situation was intolerably oppressive to Anderson. The physical  pain which he endured, although terrible, was nothing in comparison  with his mental torments as he listened to his friend. There were moments  when be despaired of the issue, and  argued with himself that neither could  survive the toilsome journey; that both  must die; and that it were better to  end all at once.  Centering his mind upon this question, and weighing it pro and con, Anderson' directed Nobles and Jerusalem  along the narrow, precipitous sides of  the canyon, now on the right, now on  the left, here shuffling in sand, there  stumbling over rocky ground where  some brief winter torrent had washed  the thin soil from the mountain-side.  Tbe breeze - which was drawn downward through th. canyon was cool and  exhilarating to a degree that w;as surprising, wher one remembered how  the desert expanses over which it had  been borne had so recently been broiled beneath a fiery sun and swept by a  flaming tornado. The moonlight, too,  was very beautiful, and the stars, dimmed by the light of the moon, yet distinct, shone with that perpetual calm  suggestive of eternity. Gradually a  sense of euthanasia, a, longing for  death, came over Anderson's spirit. It  would be so easy to breathe away from  that broken tenement and to become  a sentient yet indestructible portion of  the mighty universe which upheld  those brilliant points of light through  an infinity of space.  In this frame of mind Anderson no  longer replied to ^he pleadiugs and  groanings of Grimes until they had almost completed the ascent of the canyon, and the burros paused, from sheer  inability of move further, upon the  highest point where the sides of the  gorge dropped abruptly away into unknown depths, shrouded *in darkness,  , whero there" was no fantastic play of,  the moonlight. Here Grimes called  softly" for water, asking in the tone of  a spoiled child who believes that its  mother denies its request from caprice.  There was something iD the tone, and  in the repeated, insistent demand that  cut Anderson to the heart. It was really such a little thing, yet so impossible. "Water, water, won't you give  me water? Only a drop, one little  drop, and I'll be satisfied."  "Come," said Anderson, gently, "can't  you be yourself for jest a minute?  Don't you know that I can't give you  water?   Try to reason, jest a little."!  "Water!" was the imperious reply���������  "water, or kill me; in rnercy."  Anderson drew his revolver from its  holster for the first time. The moonlight glanced from the polished steel  as he held the handle toward Grimes.  He intended to test him.  "Here is the revolver," he said. "Take  it and use it."  "I can't," was the reply. "My arms  are paralyzed. I can't lift my elbows.'  Don't*, you see that I'm only a wreck  of a man���������nothing left of me except a  voice and a brain that's all on fire?  Anderson, I'm myself now. I know  what I'm saying," and I call on you, as  you are my friend, to do your duty."  Anderson hesitated for a moment.  He wavered to and fro and toyed with  the revolver, undecided. Th'c-n; with a  with a quick movement, he turned the  weapon upon his own heart and" pulled,  the trigger. .There was a report, followed by a cry. Anderson threw his  arms into the air, fell, clutched vainly  at the edge of the precipice, and disappeared into the depths.  Again, at the first break of day, Indian Tom stood at the door of his  wickiup, holding erect his meager  form, unbent by the weight of a hundred years, and gazing into the far  reaches of the landscape. The atmosphere, swept by the norther of the day  before free from every particle of  moisture, was perfectly transparent,  and every outline of the mountains,  every naked rock and shrunken desert  bush, was distinct with a startling individuality.  Here and there a jack-rabbit bounded over the barren plain, or a coyote  sneaked away from the approach of.  day. Shuffling unsteadily across the ���������  sands came two gray forms which  Tom watched intently from their first  appearance in the' distance. Nobles  was in advance, with the lighter load,  crazed for w7ater, and frantic to bury  her nose in the black, sluggish ooze  beneath the shadow of Tom's habitation. Then came Jerusalem, trembling  with fever and weariness and staggering under her twofold burden. For,  lying back upon the blankets, tied so  that it could not fall, was a human  form, rigid, uncovered, the beard and  cheeks flecked with bloody foam, the  glassy eyes staring unmoved into the  face of the morning sun.  Then- Indian Tom, lifting his hands  t othe east, chanted, in guttural monotone, a verse of thanksgiving to the  spirit.on high who puts into the white  man's heart the lust of gold, and sends  him forth into the wilds, driving his  deft-footed little beasts laden with the  miner's pick and pan, with tobacco,  with bacon, and, best of all,, with whisky, which warms the marrow and  gladdens the heart of the Great Father's dusky servant���������William M. Tis-  dale, in San Francisco Argonaut.  Never go from a warm atmosphere  Into a cooler one without keeping the  mouth closed, so tha. the air may be  warmed in its passage through the nose  before it reaches the lungs.  Never strain the voice in the effort to  speak while hoarse. Wait until the-  hoarseness' is recovered from, or the  voice may be permanently injured or  difficulties of lhe throat produced.  Never stand still in cold weather for  any length of time in the outdoor air,  especially after having taken active exercise; and. never stand long on the  ice or snow, or, where the person is  exposed to cold wind.  Many believe in withholding salt, pepper, etc., from the sick.   This is wrong.  Whatever is done toward making the  diet desired and appreciated promotes"  its digestion.  Water and air are food-stuffs. Water acts as a carrying agent to transport foods to the different tissues. The  oxygen of the air is need for the tissues and fluids of all forms of animal  life. " ' ,  The food of a person doing ordinary,  work should be proportioned as follows: Four ounces of proteids or albuminoids, four or five ounces of fats (increase this as the necessity for work  or, heat increases), eighteen to twenty  ounces of starches, and one. ounce of  salts. ',  A mustard-plaster ought never to  blister the skin.- If it;burns too much  an extra piece of muslin' can be placed .  between it and the body, and can be  removed when the patient becomes ac-  "customed to the heat. Mix 'the mustard with equal quantities of flour and  ground ginger.  It has been found by experiment that'  tea retards digestion. An infusion of  1 per cent, of tea causes a perceptible  delay; a 3 per cent, infusion will.delay  the digestion, sometimes, as much as  twelve times the normal period; a 10  per cent, decoction arrests the digestion of all starchy foods. ,  ���������  The eyball rests" in a cushion of fat,  by which it is surrounded on every,  side. When the system becomes greatly emaciated through diseases, this fat  is absorbed, and the eye sinks further ���������  Into the head, thus giving the sunken  appearance so common in'disease.  Butter is highly recommended as a  food for pulmonary and other invalids.  Therefore, if .butter is agreeable to the  individual, and occasion no gastric or intestinal disorders, it would seem an im- ���������  portant adjunct to the present dietetic  treatment. Then, ;too, if it is an advantage -in this condition, why not in  other were facts are indicated?  THE   SCENTOGRAPH.  The Smelling: Machine Is One   of  the  Wonders of the Moment,  A machine which he claims will take  Its place by the side of the phonograph  has been invented by Louis Kramer,  a Missourian, who moved to Bingham-  ton, N. Y., about a year ago. It la  used to receive and magnify odors of  all kinds and is called a scentograph.  A patent is to be applied for, but it has  been already practically tested. It will  take a liquid heretofore regarded as  odorless and distill the most delicate  perfume. A drop of perfumery, or essence placed on the receiver will produce an odor that would in a very,  short time cause symptoms of suffoca-  She Called, but  Alas!  "I never was so disgusted and angry  in my life," said Mrs. de Garmo.  "What's the trouble?" her husband  inquired.  "This afternoon that rich Mrs. Hilton, whom I have been dying to have  call on me, came just as I was getting  ready to take a bath."  "Too bad. Wouldn't she stay until  you could get ready to see her?"  "That's just it. I rushed around and  almost broke my neck getting into my  best clothes, only to find out when I  got downstairs that she had called to  see If I wouldn't like to buy a 50-cent  ticket to an entertainment that the  Good Samaritan Society was getting  up for poor sewing girls. I shall cut  her dead the next time we meet!"  SMELLING  MA.n-.TE.  No man's life is as beautiful as the  prayers he makes in prayer meeting.  tion. The grocer might utilize it In  detecting adulteration in goods, while  it has been suggested that bank paper  can be tinctured with a special scent,  imperceptible to the ordinary sense of:  smell, but which could be easily detected when placed in the scentograph,  lessening liability of counterfeiting.. It  Is also claimed that the machine will  be popular in homes, hospitals, sick  rooms, where the air can be kept permeated by most delightful fragrance.  The machine is about twelve inches  square and eight high. Mr. Kramer  says it can be manufactured for ������50. It  is thought he will have no trouble In  obtaining financial aid for organizing  a company to place is on the market aa  soon as the patent is granted.  There are others, but people never  find it out until they are married, and it  is too late.  \ "  .-     7  -S*  - V-' Mirror  If'  .-ay.������������������.������������������������  ....���������-_���������_, ���������fr-n-n-.j  i my ������-^i,flr-*rvi .htfrsv un'lu^'fiieiMiTHvi^^^iffitLi/^fip  THE WEEKLY NEWS MARCH.  23rd.  1897.  S I  'ii  'r  I"  1  1$  ,..-  ���������fr-  II  III  \M  ii  life  ft-  iU.  m  ill  im.  ill  .!��������� ?������!���������  hi-.  ���������i:'B  <<���������������������������<  !������������������*������.{  !:  . a '  !��������� j'i.  !! 8"  HI  if  ��������� ���������*'  -si  I*--'  ���������: 1  Issued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  ivl Whitney, Editor.         1 * <  TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN     _._>VANCE.  One  Year    "  .2 00  Six Months  1 25  Single Copy   ''       .."  0>6  RATES OF ADVERTISING,:  Oi;o i������"-'.' por year  y   $12 00  ..   moron      ���������  150  eighth col   per year   .    2500  f-nmh        5000  >v\cek, .. line        '.  10  ���������Local uoLioes.per line            20  Notices    of   Births,    Marriages    and  eaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons  failing to get  THE News  re  gularly should notify the OFFICE.  May, MR. 23,1887;  Each   week's boat   brings new ..citizens  to our town, which proves the report of  its resources and prosDerity have reached  the outside world.  and Mr. K. Ii. Sinith   acted a. secretary.  Tlie room over Hamburger', store has  been secured for a club house. It will be  fitted up right away, an outside stairwav  will be built and ail available measun s  emploved to make'the club house a cosy  comfortable resort for gentlemen. And  the gentlemen with true manly gallantry  have set apart Wednesday for Ladies  Day. when ladies will be imdt welcome,  ���������and find a comfortable place to rest, or  those waiting for the trnin will find it ;s  most appreciable ��������� convenience,. Oi  course U'nion may someday see a Sorosis.  when the courtesy can be returned to Ungentle men  The following- are the name, of officers:  President, Mr. Frank. Little; Vice-President.,. Rev.J.A.Logan; Sec. and Treas'.,  Mr. L.W.Nunns; Auditor, Mr.L.Mounce.  i , o  A managing committee of twelve was  appointed; iheyare: Messrs. J. Bennett,  _". Dalby, J. Donagher, H. Hamburger.  J. Huchinson, S. i-iiggs, J. Roe, P.  .Schars. himdr, C. H. Tarbell, Chas.  \Vat_on, Dr. ., West wood and Robt. Gram.  The Comox coal is now being used on  the O.R.& N., steamers between Portland and San Francisco,1 with good  results, says ihe Portland Ore^onian.  The leniency of Tll(x_.-News' -friends  and patrons is asked towards last and  this week's issue as tlie editor has been  very, ill, but it is hoped wili be at bis  desk ere another issue goes to press.  British Colli nbin's future certainly promise, to be one of golden realization.  The Mininy ��������� News, published at Montreal, says: "South Africa and Aurtraha  are producing .$40,000,000 annually," and  predicts, that within four years Canada's  out-put will amount to as much as either  country.  A' bill to enfranchise widows and  spinsters has been introduced into the  New Brunswick legislature, the marri  ed women being omitted. Probably the  legislatures are of the ' popular opinion  that married women would nine cases  in ten vote with their husbands.  ISIS EETISW1D.  Some of the Powers have decided to  adopt severe measures unless Greece  yeilds, or if she declares war, on Turkey.  McKinley does not intend taking any  new departure in regard to Cuba.  A new gold anct silver concentrator  has made its appearance in Chicago; it  is constructed on tlie plan of che De  Liiv.il cream separator.  President Kreuger has visited the  Orange Free State, with a; hope of  arranging closer union between that  state and the Trans- ail; he expressed a  desire to see the union of the whole of  Africa.  Greek war minister has issued orders  to avoid any thing tha.t might provoke  collision.  A serious collision between a C.P.R.,  freight train and a Great Northern outgoing express, occured just wesi oi Winnipeg, March 12th. Engineer Stuart  and a German passenger were injured.  The worst storm in five years swept  over the Michigan coasi on the 121 h.  The Q.ieen of England was accorded  the usual reception at Cimi...  President Kreuger. say? in* event ol  trouble with Britain, the Beers wuuid be  victorious.  Butler, the Au.tr ilian murder will uke  poison if he possibly can.  The Pope's ablegate was to have  sailed for C?nada on the 20th.  Bismarck 3 .ys he wo..U rather see  Crete wiped _ut, than the peace of other  nations broken. |  Henry Drummond is dead.  The Postmaster   General has   dec-d d  to issue a new postage stamp, commemorative of the Diamond Jubilee.  The COLONIST of March 13th contains  a most interesting leader re Farmer*,  and Legislature.  The L?.w find The Vagrant.  It is difficult to say if our laws relalin^  to vagrancy and vagrants <-.re more erne:  or more absu d. If not so atrocious thr\  would evoke laughter; if less ndiculon.-.  \\e should read them with tears, wi.h  ���������shame, wi.h wrath.  Tbe Law: "It is fotbidden to you .0  rob. It is forbidden to ynu to steal; it *s  forbidden to you to be;>."  The Vagrant: "Being without mono  and denied employm.nt I am compelled  to obtain food, shelter and clothing in one  of these ways, else ,1 slvdl be hungry and  cold." -        - ���������  The Law: "That is no affair of ..mine.  Yet, I am considerate���������you are permuted  to be as hungiv as you like and as cold  as may suit you." <  The Vagrant: "Hungry!, yes, and main  thanks to you; but if I go naked I am  ar.es1 ed for indecent exposure You  requircrme to wear clothing."  The Law: "You'li .-dim. ..hat you need  it."  ,   . The Vagrant: '"But   not that   you pro  vide a wav for me to get i:.'   No one nil:  give me shelter at  night; you   forbid   me  to sleep in a straw stack."  The Law: "Ungrateful man!���������we provide a ceil."  The Va-^i-nnf ''Even wh*in I obey vou,  st-irvi-ng allt d.iv and freezing all night,  and holding my tongue with both hands,  I am hab'-c to arrest for being without  visible means of" sup^rt."  The Law: . A  most reprehensible con  dition."  The Vagrant: "One thing has been  over-looked���������a legal punishment for  begging for work."  The Law: "True, I am not perfect."  ���������Ambrose Bierce.-  Th. Legislative Library Report.  The report of the Legislative Library  which has just arrived, shows that during  the six months ending December 31st,  there were 898 bound books and pamphlets by donation and exchange, added  to the library.  . An effort is being made to get the publications of the Imperial Government for  the library.  " The shelves and book stacks in the  book-room adjoining the reading-room  were obtained from the 'Boston Library  Bureau, an institution that supplies the  principle libraries of this Continent, and  represent the latest improvements. Although the room is limited in capacity  by the arrangement adopted, the shelves  at present erected will accommodate  I t,ooo volume*;, and when that limit is  reached the plan contemplates a corrugated glas*;'floor and lhe continuation of the  Slacks to the ceiling, aff irding accommo  dation for about 22.000 voium*.., at a  total cost of about $2 .po for fixtures, so.  that the interest of economy as well as  utilitv have been careruilv conserved."  BLEEP  AT IT.  COMOX    BAKERY  Supplies the-valley with first'class, bread, pies, cakes, etc.  Bread deliveied by Cart through Courtenay and District every   ���������  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Wedding Cakes made and Parties Cc   erec fo'  -j  H. O   X.UCAS, Proprietor  rpOR SALE.���������Seed potatoes (Ntw Yuii,,:  -*-   eio No.2); a newly calved oosv and i*=ti*e  also half a doz-it white 1. lyn-oulh Ruuk h.���������_  a--:d rouster.    A bargain. *  David I'ickels  Dftnman Island,  B.C.  FOR RENT-The boarding  house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    App y  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  V\7ANTED���������A,gi������.*-d canvasser.'  Eu'quir,  * V at "News'Office.  pOH SALE, -RANC?.-Ono, mile and   a.  half   fiu-u   Colon,   c.mUiind   1.0 ��������� ������������������������.���������������������  jud will b. disposed ctf a*, ;i ]<,,y Hyuit-.'     E _-  quire of J..ME3 Amkas....  FORSALE���������Ch'ur.d .oni.i-lot on P.,..  i'.nrith Avunue, &el) cin,*;^., u.-.i*i.*i t-_t>v.  i_-*Hu-'ea. "jSews Office."  //-f*.        ^h7V'\ ^25-'i.^"T*-* .L������-K    '  ^atoj-SFSWiv;.. .;.c .i_^r'������������������?? - V*'-*-fe-���������>4---/  Esquimait. and  Nanaimo   Ry.  Ors   Lawrence  &. Weslwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.   .  '   'tj������<tzoi:t :s.o.  We havo appointed. Mr. James Ab^  r_i.us ou. collector until xurtner _;.o-  cice, to whom all overdue accounts  ���������"ay be paid.  _ ���������.* *u_A-i 3_r><_tC_3i  .U-  1  -j?  A^DEH50H'������  ��������� \T  b  METAL WO It JUS  The foiio\vi:".g Lines are  Representeur  Vatches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED =     .  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rirles, repaired  r'lutiiL-in_; in a.i its branches, ,  Pvamps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed.  Speaking tubes ph-iced  Hoc air furnaces,  molding .Laih and improved  Air-i:ight stoves, specialties  OiTice and Works   ?'h!rd*H?*L'lie'"'  imnm Saw .'Mill.-- :^ :'  ���������..���������AND���������, .     '      -  v7-Uil Mb Boer  FACTORY  ���������-o���������:o :o- ���������������'���������  i'f ;_ im'-' HA  Steamer City oj  Nanaiuio  .,  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer   CITY of _. ATffAIMC  will 1 ail as follows  CALLING AT W/.Y i'.')J.T.-5 us piissonger.*--'  jukI  fivij;hl. :n*iy oll'cr  Li:c.������e Vi.toi'iij. Tuwaflny,  7 n. m.  ���������'   Nuiiiiimn ... Oumox, W_'l*-e.-rJ*sy,  7 a.m  l.eavo ('<iim������>: foi* Nitiiiiiino, '     Fj-iiiiiys, 7a.in  "       .\ni>..iii.u UV Vjo'oi-iti     SaLnrdfy.7a.il:  For freiyht or   state   rooins  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  ,'Victoria Station, Store street.  r  'llllifi  ���������V  esi'Dealer in  iJi-j  ^s an..  r  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  tf^Agent for the . ,  Celebrated Gurney  lou'venir Stoves and  t;<  Rz  nges-  I>lRX!uiHctia'.r cf tiie  New Air-tight heaters  awonu ctt������������_u>-uii_/j_ui i���������tvim.  ���������;*vy_^___Si2?!_i5^_^-Sc_^  |vV.S. DALBY. D.D-S.&LD.S^  i.'fi:>str-y uxailiLs  y      T*i'i'..'*. ������������������'.���������.������������������rU, niliin; aoa *-xtracbin��������� h>"  >* Offi.e oc������i)*-itf Wavtrly HotLi,   U":u.:. ������*'  :q        ,  fe  V!     Hour.'!���������9 .**. r_i. to 5 f.m. aud fi *.���������_.-. ($  :S).'''     - G p.tii  ._���������!���������*, S p.m. ^.  M*^-'e<_5;^S������SS^--/-:^^  UdKXM*-5Caa_t������_K_rKJU_4i__K_'J������3..  IK_K���������MwC>������__������*u_l. -_��������������� ���������.-,>_-������_-������������������*-��������� I .  HASlsAffli Prop  X.  . (OFFICE��������� M 1LL   STREET.)  (['. O. Dniwer 3G.   Telephone Call, 1-9)  NANAIMO, B'..'-C.    .  ^3^ A complete  stock  of Roujjh  ancl  Dressed Lumber always on   hand.    Aisc  Shingles, Inths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll  Savviri", Turning, and all  kinds  of wood rii'.ishing-furnished...'  Cedar.   White  Pine.   Redwood.  ��������� ^*n.������J.#jKi������***.^JK������.-^"-*.       ���������    t-..iW������l'������'W*������*r^V*'^'M**l*<'**OW%*>AI'������MtW'J^V,/--  OTJMS-KLAirD    SHOE   SHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds ol  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a cali.  NELSON  PARKS.  (Wtieri^ykop  L - _  ISathinn  Esffihi'tti'm-fnf  O. H:���������'["echne-r,-.'  ,PEOPR_tTO_i  UJS-ION  CLITB.  At Judge Abrams'office on Tuesday  evening the new Union Clus met, to  perfect the organization.  The committees submitted their reports  which were endorsed with .-tpprova!.  Rfcv. Mr. Lo^an was   voted to  the chair  If vou expe-.t to conquer  In the battle of to-day  You will have 10 blow your trumpet  In a firm -md steady w;iy.  If you toot you liule .vliistle,  Then lay aside the hum,  There's not a soul wili ever know  Thai such a man was born.  The man that owns his acres  Is the man thnt plows al! dav  And the man th->t keeps  a-humping  Is the m.in that's here to stay.  But ihe man who adv--r*is_ s  With -i sort of sudden jerk  Is the man ihat blames tne printer  Because it didn't svork.  But the m.111 that gets th-s business  Uses brainy printer's ink,  Not >< daitor and a sputter,  But an ;id that mnkes you think;  And he plans his advertisements  As he o'ans hi-  wf-ll-bou.ht stock,  And the futu-e of hi- business  Is as so id a** a rock.  ���������Journal of Building.  jr. _a_. _Micx_--bLiCZD  General    Teaming:.      Powder  Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    Wood  ii B!o kt* Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WOKK DONE  m-frrm wi i_ii urn���������urnrTi, 1.1  H. J. ThBobaii  1  *>if  lioiise ana. sip rainier,  Pa intf  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and  Decorating.  GRAINING A* SPECIALTY.  Al! orders Ppomptly Attended to  Uniou, B. C.  Do You  Take Your  Local Paper?  It publishes all that is worthy of notic-s  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD   ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTER  PRISES,   THE   CHURCHES,   FRA  TERNAL SOCIETIES, everything wor  thy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the   ONLY   WEEKLY  COUNTRY    PAPER    in    the    PROVINCE  which  has  a   TELEGRAPHIC   SER  VICE.  It is the exponent of the district, and  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased improvements.  Riverside .Betel  Courtenay, B. C.  Grant & IViunighan, Pi ops.  __f  ' Best of Liquors  Pints. ui~ Cigars,  and    '  Good Table  Courteous Attention  Society      Cards  l.���������  o.    O-    F.  Union Lodye,   No.    1 1,   meets   e   _��������� '  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visaing In.*.!  rcn cordially invited to citicnd.  F. A. Ax LEY, R. ... ,  Cumberland  Lo<Jge,  'A. F. & A. M, B. C. V.  ���������   -       Union, li. C.   '  Lodge 'meet*    iii.t    _ rulny    in   each  month. ' Vibiiiny bretliren  .in?   ujiUialiy  invited to a'uenu.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Lo.^c No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  ������������������ Courtenay B.'C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or,  bciore.he full of the moon'  ���������Visi'.ing Brothers    cordially   requested.  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  CumbLi ...���������.id' Encampment.  0 r  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets e.ery altcrnite Wednesdays ot  each month at S o'clock p. m. Visiting;  brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  S.OJT.  Unien Division No. 7TSons of Temperance meets in Free Mason's Hall,  Uniow  every M������inlay evening at 7:30.  Visitiny friends . cordially invited to  attend.- '   ������������������ .  THOS. DI,pKI_.SONt R. S.  th  if ��������� _������ _rr*_*  I-70TICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding t'ae ke^. an.il barrels* of ihe  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  wi-li be p-iid for information leading to  conviction.  ' \Y.   E. Norris, Sec'y  ���������Si  f 1VER.Y-  -is  I E-ni prepared r.o  furnish Stylish Figs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatrk-k,  Union, B.C.  w__ft  "Mi-v  j'EAMlNG-  60 YEARS*  EXPERIENOK.  TRAOe MARKS,  DESIGNS,  COPYRIGHTS  Ao.  Anyone sending a sketch and deacrlption may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an Invention U  probably patentable. Ccrumun'.catSons etrlctly  conflclonti.I. Oldest naency for securing pntents-  In America.   We have  a WnsbinRtori oflice.  rate; ts taken through Huna & Co. rec-eir*  spuuiul notice iu the ������.  S03ENTIF10 AMERIDAW,  Addreu  1VJUNN   &   CO.,  361 llroa*ivvn>, New York*  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in*  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in blo.k  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block io>  and other lots in Cumberland  Towasite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  />_  M  ������?<0"S*aci*tIBE FQfR "THE 1I2WS.*  $S OO PEK A������F_.TJ_r. { THE   .WEEKLY    NEWS    JVSAUCH:    23rd  ������������������ * / ���������  4?  !___ -.._._-.J ...I  W. C. T. U. NOTES  How Austria i-'eals -wit���������  Drunkards.  Austria pro-post-, to deal  wuh   ptTeistant  drunkard,   by treating   them as mentally  iucipabU-i, and detaiiiing them in s-j6*i*i r*.*  tieau-for a tt-rm  of two years.    They  may  go ii. of th.ir own accord or on cojnpulsion,  bat cannot  leave at   will, until   their  term  ���������ha.. expire-!, -xcept in certain cases on   probation.    Ptrtons may be sent to tne retreat  either hi O'-dsr of  the magistral ���������*, or on the  'petition   ������-f t_e   parents'</r   childien, ������*r. <-f  the husband  or wife, or  tmscee.-i, or of   the  chief of a luu-a.ie asylum ia  winch a druok-  ar<l nifty bo duiaiued.  I'se-i'/riaiif*-. may further be  as.iguci to re*  tro.is by __������������������ action of the public proa^oucor  ��������� or by the the uiay-or of the town   or  village  in which the h--.bi.--_l drunkard resides.    In  all case., tbe tnel-iiitc must be   lei-clly   tried  and cii'ijvicce'l,   the  court;   being   bound   to  hear v/i tout.es, including the drunkardhiin-  self, a^ well a. the doctors,   more especially  ex-HTi. ou_ menial -lb-enacts.    The  term'of  do too tion will lio yi-nera'lly   for   two  ye.iru,  bui Iii. paia.ut may be released on leave after on������ year, but will bo confined  again   in  ca.e bv, relsyattb into his Fnimer bad nabits.  Kew York Recorder. '  Huuiugiord and R v. J. O. Aluie;*.  Ja nes Lawler writes of MauicoL-a Un-.vtr������;  si-y. aud the article id accompanied by a  oa.'s'jor of pbotogrjiph-4; A 11.' U. Co'qa-  .ii-U4iJ-.eli. of "Re.ipr -city Trips to W _h-  iouton;"- William liarn.on _ives a brief  ti'itf-oi. of ��������� Londiin'ii Tiugi. Tower;" while  Mrs. J D. Edgar give*. "A Pay. from tie  E-iily Hi. cry of KVwfoundlai.d." ' The  nuiober scores one mote success for its on-  u-.pri--.mg publisher.. *  Nanaimo Cigar haciory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employesjnone but white labor.  Why purchase inferior, foreign   cigars .  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR   AkTl  CLE io* the same, money  runneage  OFKS.  ���������" ���������***-* '-r** *���������*���������*_��������� twt"���������^**^f n _Tr*mi*vr*i*^t  KiTT-her,;- is Nothing  If it is foil Pat To_8_b.  So here it is : :  Single [-fames, at .'.io, $12, $1-; per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,' 25,   50  and a good    Raw-  hid*-* for 75 cent';, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to S_  L.  P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public  i'j.  Office:���������First,    Street,1   "Onion,  B. G.  DAVID JONES,  Proprietor,  r 1  '  MANUFACTURER  OF :   SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Saraaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups. ,  Bottler 'of i.i_eie_.   Brands   of , Lager  _.eer,__i_tea_i Beer   and  Porter  Agent for tho Union Brewery Cmpany,.  J_:__Ca- _3_____^ SO-iD for o__s__: o_<ri_"_r'      -  COURTENAY, B. C.         *-.  Cigarette-smoking is still leading its victim-, down to death. December 16th, a  young man died at Long Branch from the  _eff- cts of an abscess in 'the brain caused by  ��������� excessive cigarette smoking. December 18.  another young man died from heart desea.e,'  1 caused by thi. terrible habit,-and the/ same  day a mtiu in Philadelphia committed suicide. ha���������vi.g become insane from the effects  of excessive cigaictte .moking.  I have the l.irjfest Stock   of   WHIPS   in  ,    , town and also the  Sttst Axle Grease at o _30__E3     _^.i   BARKER a POTTS,  BARRiSTERS,  SOLICITORS, NOTARIES.   &e.      ,  Clllcc Room 2, Mel _oo��������� Moor, il.d'-f andat  KAN _*1.T'J0.  ii.  C,  v o   ni{A\vj_u 1_.  YARVVOOD   8l   YO.UNG  BARKbTEhS and SOLICITORS  H. A. Simpson  .Barrister u Solicitor. No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  _7_Tx_T_^X2*_0,     _$.    C.  .   J. A. Carthew  ->  ARCHITECT and EUILDER,  "CTiTXO^T.  33.  C.      -  ��������� ForTwenty���������Five Cents  C.rnej- of Ba.viion ai.d Uomoiercial  S-reet., N uiainio, P.. C. *' '  Buakck Office, Thud Strt-et nud Dunaimur  ,- ���������    Avuuu*. R. C. . .  Will bo in Union the 3rd   \V.duc_da_    o  each month and re-mam leu liayM.  m8~mGPw&&  '���������������$ Tho Beat Cough &ymp.  tfeafes Good. lis. Ia time.  Solrl bv Drut^sjisrs.  I presume we have used over  one- hundred bottles of Piso's  Cure   for; Consumption   in   my  .family,  and    I    am   continually   advising   others  to get it. , Undoubtedly it is the  Trunks at Prires to Suit  the Timss.  Promptlv and  NBAL'LY DONE  Deacon G. T. D. Paiae,   a  rery  successful Sunday School teacher in Boston,   Mm.  ha������ estimated that he has saved ..8882.1G in  -33 years by not using tobacco.  Repairing I  Wesley Wilhrd  j������&  HE.LrFUL HINTS. (Salad Dressing)  Break the yolks of  two  eggs   in' a  deep  eouy plate, add  half   a  teaspoonful  of  dry  inut-tard. a iic.le pepper and a  .aitspoouful  of ealr.    In hot weather it is a good plan to  us. -a china bo-vl, whioh i..placed in a sauce  pan with some powdered ice, an the c.-ldei* it  ia tbe   l.ettor.   .Th.i- v.ith   the, back  of  a  M'oorfeu.p(jon proceed to work   the**e tugrc-  dic:*.9 u.gofclieiv   always ,-itirring   the  same  ���������   way, and luoihieti \roin  fcitri.   to   time  with  ������hv������ oil, which .iiould be   poured   on  drop  '  ?jy d.op. ' To do this ea.ily,   a  small   hole  ������ii'-'u5d*b6 "iiia'de at the side of the cork, thro'  v.jch the oil in allowed to e_cp.ps io  drops.  Afi������r tlto mixture has   been   w-*������rktd   lor   a  -Ii*-*.. (i<!ie, vinegar is added  in   very.small  ���������qi.-uiti-.ie. U.Z iutcrval., like the oil,   bearing  a'w. ya in mind thao tho  rolativo   qn-iatiiies  <<i oil and vinegar to be n.ed ������.re   a.   five   to  one.    This  is continued  until   the  desired  -quantity of t-auce is made.  Another good salad dressing, which is  ea.ier to make than thin mayonnaise, coa-  _i*jts of the yolks of four hard boiled egg?,  some tarragon, chive, and pai.iuy, which  have been biauched and then pounded to^i-th-  ������r, and then mixed wi.h tho yolK. of the  ���������eggs. This is then tuoist.oed wish a. gill of  Sctlad oil and a tea.poonful of vi.-t.gir and  seasoned with pepper and _������lt. This mixture is thereupon rubbud through a tammy,  like a puree, and is kept on tho ice uutil  ready for use. With a good dres.iag any  bits of cold vegetables or lish left, over from  the table will make a good balad, and if  prettily served with a garnish, will add an  appetizing dish to the inenn. A good  housekeeper once .aid that two cour.es of  her well appointed daily dinner cose her  nothing, the soup 'and the sal.., and yet  they were the very things that __*de her  table seem always so well provided.  ������5saeas*__������syte_������  Notice to Taxpayers.  I     1 B  Florist, Seedsman and  . Landscape Gardener  I ever used.���������W. C. Miltenbergep:.  Clarion, .Pa.,,'  Dec. 29, 1894.^ 1 sell Piso's Core for Consumption, and never have  any complaints.���������:E. Shorey; Postmaster,*  shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  Asse_8rnbnt "Act and Provincial  ��������� lieveiiuo Tas.!  '. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in'  .icc:nd;i'.i.c with th. Staiuies, that Pro  vincia! Revenue Tax and' T;xt5 .levied  undfr lb. As'sc-jSment Act ar. now du_  for ihe year 1897. AH of ;he. aboy. named  Taxes collectible" within ihe Convex, N-d -  son. Nc-a castle, Den man and Mornby  I. lands ' Division of the District of Comas, are payable -u my office.  Assessed Taxe*^ are collectible at the  following .rates,  viz:  If paid on or before Juicuf 30th,  1S07���������Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per  capita.  Three fifths of one per cent on Real  Pro. erty.  Two and one half per cent on Wild  Land  One-half of one percent on Personal  Propeny.  One half of one per cenc on Income.  If paid   after    June 30th,   1897���������  Four tiftha of one per cent on Real  Property.  Three per cent * on   Wild  Land.  Three-fourths of one percent on Personal  Property.  Thrce-tourths of one per cent on  Income.  W. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  _____*^j^  C.  Seeds. 'Ornamental  TrecsSJand  Shrubs aiv/aj _.  Also   bulbs   i:a   variety,    including1  Hyaci_ths, ;2_arclssus,  Fu.c_.ia8,  Tulips and Liliies.  Union,    -     - B.  Cumberland Hotel.  . Union-, B. C.  The lines, hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  Norih  of Victoria,,  pind the best kept house.  GO TO  ^ W B7J'  FOR  ^i  AT  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard -and P'ool Tables  f  T_e Famine in Indian  Our readara will beiat-rc-ifced in hearing  thit the Faaiiae FuuH-ac- ch. -itEoe ������( tho  Montreal star tia*j paased $35,000. Thirty rive thuu-fitud duilars, henig tor twe-.f-y  daya an average of Bev.nteeu hundrtd duU-  ars a day, tar add away th������ gnvAJen- fund of  thekiud iu Canada'., ht.tory. Thv-ch'.ir.he-j  and achoois are doing .x.oUunC work iu  swelling tho Star Fund, many huudrod. of  theai haviuy furwardad Hub.-eriptiosifl, while  g._...8 are now doing thcu* eh^io.  Collection of 2S'o'..u.bias.  It ia certainly a noted collection of names  which appears in the tablo of contents ot  the March "Canadian Magazine." J. Macdonald. Oxley aud Kathleen Sullivan c.mrib  ������te bright idu.iraied acoiiea. Hon. J. VV.  Lougie.v writes under the heading, "What  Shall the Tariff Be?" aud inveighs atroi gly  against trust, and cpecial privileges. David  Christie Murray writes about George Meredith aud Hall Caine iu a moat intereating  and chatty way. A story of Moose hunting  in New Brun-swiok will delight the heart*  of the sportsmen who have had a desire to  have similar experiences. The fronrispiece  ia a full page picture of a .calyvart Canadian  moose, reproduced from a painting by J. E.  Langhlan. From the literary point; of view  thoie aro several articles of importance, in-  eluding contributions by Professor Clark, of  Trinity College, T.   G.   Marqaia,   Professor  I  MATSUKAWA  Contracts and Day Work  WANTED .  Best of.Wines and Liquors.  ES&S&  Lames _u_b Joiirnal.  ���������_l.111 111 IT- im im nivniiiiMi nmwi��������� i_n_rii_ hub  Sj     Address���������Matsuk.iwa, Japanese  (W   Boarding, House, next Brick yard,   ft'  ���������fee ^^^^^^yS^^^^r^^SS^e'.'S^y  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from ;  neatest "Business Card  or Circular.  Dodger .to  the  -.1: l^y^ft-JttTL-aiffXMK^  STTWDAY SEBVICES  St. Geokgs's   Prksbyt_ria?������   Cuttugh���������  Rev, <f. A  I_:)gsn, pa.itor.    Strvicey at 11 a.  m   and 7  p- m.       Sunday   School   at 2:30.  Y P S C E   at   close   of   evening   service.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  H cks  pastor.  Trinity Church���������Services in the evening.    Rev, J. X. Willemar, rector.  Do you know tLafc wo can print you just  as neat a business o-ird oa you can get in  any other printing office iu the Province,  and just as cheap too? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also ? In fact we can  do anything iu the line of job printing.  Givo us a trial.  This isi 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 is $ r.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 tor *his  subscrip  tion.   . The =;o., 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   caish.  -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.  Posters  ��������� Pamphle  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK-___c__ss_  IpSS^  Our   Work  Dance Programmes ' ' Menues  Mourning   Cards  Visiting Card  Billheads  Envelopes  Statements  Moteheads  see-  Speaks    Our    Worth  |PHTU���������SX3UB__  a___ainz���������mujt_aus: gaarsr���������x__r.  r|^w|-|<*i| 1 n    __*_���������  _*  ricE  [l__iiw_���������Km ������������������ l_i__J__l������������0^������  Why send away fur your printing  when \on can get it done equally as Mell at  the Nkw. ? Our priced are rea..'iua!)le, and  we are now prepared to tara out everything  in theline of Job Prt.n'TXno*.  "An Act to   Fr.-vant    Certain     /yu.  ma! 5 frotvi Bun v.;. :���������������:,! Lar^ -   1.96'  St ick i)A-n:-V5. ire h .r-:bv ' r.i*.iified *<>  keep-ad S-vine, Sa'lions nf <;iie e-'if m'u\  an"d-upwards, and IJull'^pver nine inonti'i**  (dd, under proper enclosure, as all ;������iii-  mfil>-of !he-*e descripu;>ns,���������found running  it larye will be elegit v-.-ith under ihe pro  visifjns of the Act referred to.  Comox, B. C.        W.  B. Andejwon,  June-/ih, 3896. 'Gov't Agent.  j*.*1 *^v-"*^'*v>"'W'-i^*\jrvr������.-*l  >T  'wenty Pagfes; Y/ee_!y; Illustrated. \  .  Indispensable to ^U._lNj_J_l5_i_        '  ) THREE B0LLAKS PES YEA'a., ������0S?r-_n>. ���������  > SAMPLE C0PIE3 FflEE. j!  \    mm m scientific press,    i  \ 220 M arkut St.,   P.W FnANC!?.co, Cal. -:  ���������w^t-^-'v.*,-  _.^ _r���������:\..-*+J**^*-***l������ ���������  A FINE STOCKui   Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  T. D. McLean  T_rasrio_sr. _3. o.  JAMES   ABRAMS  SUBSCRIBE TO  PER ANNUM.  he.  Xi*:v;s     $2.co  Notary Public.  Agent fop the Alltano������ Flr#X  Insurance Company ol London   and   the  P_t������enix o  HaPtfopd.    Agent for the Provincial  j Building and Loan Asso-  [ eiationof Toronto   Union, B.C. :������3EtiE*_������_  i__^"^rw^.I_.*^.f_^___^  CUBAN WAR EEYIEW.  w  4-7. ���������  W  v!  **  sift*.  .&������������������  TWO YEARS OF   FIGHTING  WITH  LITTLE   RESULT.  History of the Present Uprising--  Story of the fctormy Islam! from  Its Discovery���������Topo-_rai>l__cal, and  Climatic Conditions.  A. Lnnd of Rebellion.  Nearly two years have elapsed since  the Cuban, declared tbat they would no  ' longer endure the yoke of Spain. Millions of dollars have been expended during that time, both in the maintenance of  armies,find the destruction of the property of the people of the war-swept island.  OESEKAL J ___T RUIZ RIVKRA.  Feb. 24, 1S05, is the date upon which  the insurgents declared their indopend-  ; ence, and before the end of the month  martial law had been proclaimed in Havana, Jose Marti was placed at the head  of the provisional government, and Gen.  Maximo Gomez bad arrived in Cuba to  begin operations.   '  The history of the island runs coincident with our own, and is therefore interesting. ��������� Cuba -was discovered by Christopher Columbus Oct. 28, 1492, sixteen days  after he touched at  San   Salvador,   and  nineteen years Inter his son, Diego, colonized the island, Pope Leo X. erecting its  first cathedral.   Velasquez followed with  new contingents, and in   1519 the capital  .was located, at once assuming a position  of  importance  in- the   eyes  of   the   freelances of the ocean.    In  153S a French  adventurer sacked -the town, which was  rebuilt   when    Ferdinand    De  Soto,  the  discoverer of the Mississippi River,  was  made Governor.    Spain prized Havana as  a base of operations.    There Cortez completed his preparations for the conquest  of Mexico,  and there Pizarro rested his  men before proceeding to Peru.    Despite  the  strong  fortress  erected,  the  French  in 1554 again destroyed  tbe town, when  two other  fortresses for  the defense  of  Havana were built, which still exist���������the  ���������Moro and the Punta.   By 1.600 the colonists   were    raising    cattle,   and   applying  thumb-screws  and   the torch to  the natives to induce them to reveal the spots  -where they  found   gold  and  silver nuggets.   Then they, started the cultivation of  tobacco and sugar,  and the woes of the  natives began.   Under a system of cruelty  and oppression the gentle aborigines diminished   so; rapidly   that   negro   slaves  were introduced, and that eventually led  to the internecine strife which has made  one of the fairest spots on earth the home  of pestilence and crime and savagery in  iwarfare, . the   contemplation    of    which  sickens a civilized woiid.(  After invasions by the French, English  and Dutch, and various claims as* to the,  ownership of the island, Cuba was restored to Spanish rale in 1763. A new  native population now sprung up, and in  ���������1790 Las Casas, whose memory is re-  .vered by Cubans to this day, became  captain general of Cuba. Its ports were  opened to the world, and great public improvements were effected. Despite the  dawning of prosperity, liowever, and the  of them veterans of the war of 1868-78���������  were landed in the eastern ^*pvinces,  where white and colored workmen of the  plantations and small villages were induced to take up arms.  The location  of  Cuba is such  that in  case of annexation to the United States  or even the certainty of its independence,  the commercial benefits accruing to this  country would be very great and lasting.  It is only ISO miles from Florida, and although   containing   only   43,319   square  miles, or a little more than half the area'  of the State of Kansas, every section is  stored   with   rich   natural  resources.     It  has valleys that are susceptible of rais-'  ing the finest grades of vegetable luxuries,  and  mountains S.000 feet high.     It  has 260 rivers,  and its seasons are uniformly divided���������rain from May to October, sunny skies from'November to April.  The  population  is fully  adequate  to  al!  possible national and commercial requirements.    Five years ago it was announced  at    l,r>21,0S4,   of    whom    977,992   were  Spanish,   10,032  foreign  whites,  4S9.2-19  blacks, and 48,811 Chinese. Havana alone  is credited with 'a population of 200,000  souls.    There are' several short railways,  in the' aggregate covering some 500 miles.  Cuba abounds in citrus fruits.    There  are   peerless   orange,    lemon    and     lime  groves;   cocoanuts,    cocoanut oil,  cocoa,  coffee, india rubber,  tobacco���������these commodities form the base of supplies easily  obtained,   while  the interior and  middle  sections   boast   immense   forests  of   mahogany and dye 'woods.    It is estimated  that there are 13,000,000 acres of uncleared mahogany forests alone.    The wood is  so common that chopping blocks are made  of it, and watering troughs of red cedar.  Lignum vitae   for   flutes, lancewood   for  carriage   shafts   and    surveying   instruments, and other fine varieties of rare and  precious limber'also exist in wild and unlimited volume.    There is the richest kind  of grazing for  cattle.     Forty-four times  more food can be secured from an  acre  of bananas than  from  an  acre of potatoes,  and   it  is  claimed  that  from   that  small   area   in   Cuba .20,000   pounds   of  flour  can   be obtained  in  a  single  year,  and the much-used banana wine in proportion.     With    all    these   manifold   resources, it is estimated that the island in  normal  times   would    take   $300,000,000  worth of merchandise annually from the  the oppression of those years were heroic.  Persecution made martyrs. In one instance, a boy of 15 was arrested for  seditious writings. He was loaded with  chains, kept at hard labor, and finally  sent to Spain. Here he became a brilliant  journalist.' This boy was Jose Marti, the  great Cuban patriot, who by 1891 had  formed patriot clubs everywhere, and who  was the first to appear as a war leader  when the present revolt broke out.  The war in Cuba may be primitive in  its general "methods and barbarous in  tbe matter of butchery, but it is certainly  modern in the rapid development of dynamite'and other explosives as weapons of  offense   and   defense.    To   the dynamite  new year, however, the situation seems  just as complex and undetermined as it  was the day after 'the two chieftains  hoisted their flag in the eastern province,  and began the battle for freedom. The  end is apparently' no nearer than it was  a month after the first call to arms.  Woman in Business.  Woman's introduction into the business world is no longer an experiment.  The feminine wage-earner is. now a  permanent factor in tbe national* economy. Tbe individual drops out of the  ranks to form a center around which  home springs up, but-another woman,  MOTHER AND BABY SHOT BY THE SPANIARDS.  gun used by the Cubans in Pinar del  Uio more than to anything else may be  attributed the noteworthy successes of  Maceo against the Spanish troops.- Invisible bullets, though deadly in their effect,., are comparatively ,r,easy to stand  against. It requires superhuman nerve,  however, to face a healthy dynamite projectile, and it is no wonder that the Spanish troops liave been invariably defeated  when called upon to make a stand against  such weapons. Army officers are watching the war in Cuba with great interest,;  as the employment of dynamite by the  Cubans has satisfied the military mind of  not a man, takes Tier place. The -type  remains. More and more places are  being made for women, to such an extent that a recent census bulletin' reports the increase In the number of  women employed in gainful occupations during, the period between 1870  and 1890 to have been 113 per cent,  while in trade and transportation the  increase was 1,051 per cent. This  change is significant. It is, in fact, a  revolution. Twenty, or indeed, , ten  years ago the girls of an ordinary mid-  -��������� 7>  HOW   LONG   MUST    THIS   LAST?  .Mm  TORTURED  WITH  BLAZING MATCHES.  representation of the island in the Madrid  Parliament, several successive outbreaks  occurred, culminating in the famous  "Black Eagle" conspiracy of 1829. Good  governors were few, and from'Velasquez  down to Weyler, they were vested with  ���������absolute power. Insurgents were burned  alive, intolerance throve, and the merciless dealings of* the despots finally effected  an amalgamation of the white, red and  folack races. The insurrection referred to  ���������was quelled, but others followed, and two  years since the restive spirit of the people, galling under an unjust yoke, was  augmented by still worse Spanish mis-  Igovernment. The beet sugar production  jpf Germany made Cuban culture unprofitable. With hard times came discon-  Jteiat. The stupid Madrid Government  'continued its oppressive taxation, injustice  jand nepotism, and exiled patriots saw  .their opportunity to give affairs a political  'character.  !    Money was raised, arms bought, ships  jchartered  and parties of patriots���������some  United States, to which country 'it now(  sells 250,000,000 cigars every year.  Up to the present time, when Cuban independence is still hovering in the balance, the history of the last great struggle for independence in Cuba.involves the  same line of victories and, reverses, that  characterized the strife of the '60s, ohly  that  the   people   seem   more   determined  and .better   organized.     The   death    of  Marti May 19, 1895, ��������� and that of Maceo  a few weeks since, were severe blows for  the    insurrectionists,    for   they   idolized  these men, but intrepid leaders are not  lacking.    Marti's great political act was  the summoning of the September convention, which declared a provisional government.    He was shrewd, and persistent,  and in an incredibly brief space of time  had vast quantities of firearms imported  from the United States.    By December,  lS95,.*the Cuban forces were right in tho  center of the Spanish army.    The latter  were driven back for seven  consecutive  days, and Campos, then in command, was  forced  to  change his  strategic positions  by Gomez, being overwhelmed at Calisco,  Christmas eve, Gomez, as he had promised, was within a few miles of Havana  and Matanzas, and so certain of success  seemed the efforts of the  patriots,  that  Gen.  Weyler  was  sent  "to  subdue  this  conglomeration of negroes, bandits, assassins and adventurers."    Then' began the  policy of terror ancl butchery ever since  diligently pursued.    The' tortures inflicted  on prisoners, on suspects, on helpless, innocent women and children, almost outrival the Armenian  cruelties; men  were  lashed to death, slowly garroted, women  and    children    were    cast   into   burning  houses,   blistered   with   lighted   matches,  dismembered, and these horrors, coupled  with a memory of wrhat 300 patriot Cubans were suffering in  Spain's pet  convict   colony���������Ceuta���������fired  the   blood  of  every  true  native   patriot   anew,    and  brought to them the sympathy of nearly  every nation on the earth.    The Cubans  stood firm, with nearly three-fourths of  the island under control, with their civil  government fully established in Santiago,  Puerto Principe,   Santa Clara  and   several minor provinces.  It is a remarkable fact that when Campos, "the strong man of Spain," arrived  ha Cuba with 36,000 soldiers "to recognize  belligerent rights" in 1S76, out of 145,000  soldiers previously sent, not enough had  returned to their native land to constitute  a  regiment.     The  deeds   follov"-"  the value of this explosive  for offensive  purposes;.' '.���������:���������;;.,- '   -       ; .        *  Despite her financial embarrassment  Spain has recently done relatively more  than any European power, with the 'exception of Great Britain, -to strengthen  her navy. At present there are four torpedo-boat destroyers in the hands of  builders. The first two have recently  completed their official trials, and these  have been most successful in all respects.  The* dimensions of the vessels are 220x  20 feet, and the engines are triple expansion, developing 6,000 horse power. The  engines at the trials, both in the measured  mile arid in the three hours' continuous  steaming test, worked smoothly and with  "no heating. The internal appliances are  of the most up-to-date character, special  die class family in which the father  was a small business man, an expert  mechanic, or a farmer capable of supporting his family with decency If not  absolute comfort, were expected tp stay  at home and help with the housework  until they went to preside^ over homes  of their own. It was considered something of a slur to say that a man's  daughters were obliged to go" out to  work. Nowadays this sentiment is reversed. A business training is as much  a matter, of course for the daughters as  for the sons.* And no one is surprised  when the daughters prefer, putting the  training into practice,instead of devoting their time to household duties enlivened with social amusements. The  growth of the idea that woman is an  individual, not an appendage, that she  has social duties and moral responsibilities as well as men, is really at the  bottom of the revolution.���������Lippincbtt's.  FASTEST RUN ON  RECORD.  A������ Old Engineer   Telia   of   the Great  Time He Made on a Railroad.  Western roads have recently set up so  many claims as to their ability to make  fast runs and break the record, it is  possible the following story, told by an  old engineer, of how he once broke all  records and pulled a freight at the rate-  of G75 miles an hotir, ,may end the controversy for the time being.  "Really, my .son," said the engineer,  as he oiled the drivers of the huge locomotive he had just backed into the ���������  depot,  "tbe fastest time I ever made  was the fastest run ever made in this  or any other country.    I was hauling  freight then, aud running an old Baldwin mogul.   We had started,east with  a train of twenty-one cars,  and four  of them were loaded with powder.    I  was a little afraid of powder, and was  pleased to'note that the cars containing  the explosive was near the rear of the  train.    Wo stopped on a siding to let,,  . tbe west-bound express pass, and then  pulled out and lot her go for all she  was worth, so that we could get over  the tunnel summit.   The top of the hill  was just at the entrauco Lo the tunnel, ���������  and as the track was not in very good  shape in the tunnel I shut off steam and  eased her up a 111 tie after getting start- '  ed down the bill, r Tbat was where I  made a mistake', for ten'of the cars had  broken loose, after,the engine and first  eleven cars had passed over the sum-,  mit, and the momentum carried them  over tbe knuckle, and they came down  after us fifty miles an hour.   Just about  the middle of the tunnel they struck us  with terrible force���������and then it was that  I made the fast run, for -you seerthe  powder exploded and my engiue and *  all the cars that were left shot out,of  the tunnel just like wads out of a big  gun.   My breath was fairly taken away  by the speed, and 1 had to hold tight to   ,  the cab to keep from being left behind.  Old 71 kept the rails and shot out of the  other 'end of that hole,  going at the  rate of 675 miles an, hour; in fact, we  went so fast that the. watchman did  not see us pass, although he heard the  terrible  report,  and thought that the-  tunnel had caved in.   When we reached  the little, town of S  we were going  abo.ut 350 miles an hour, having lost "  some of our velocity. Of course, only  a few of the cars kept the" track,' and  they all had hot boxes and flat wheels  when we finally came to a stand. It  was 4:03 when we entered the tunnel,  and allowing a minute from that time ..  till the explosion took place we ran the  eight miles in just forty-six seconds,  according to my watch. Old 71 lost 'her  side rods and connecting rods, and two  of her tires, -and had her smokestack-  carried off by tbe wind pressure, but  she was able to pull in on the side track,  and just at that moment the operator    ���������  received  a  telegram   from   O ,   six   '������������������  miles on the other side of the tunnel,  which read:  "'Caboose No.-64 and two   smoking  cars just flew by, leaving boards In the    ���������  air, which are still falling.    Rails are  red-hot from the friction.'  "That, young man, was the fastest ,  run I ever made, and I don't want to  break the record again." And then,  without even a smile,, the old man  crawled up on the cab of the big express engine and got ready to pull out  with the limited.���������Boston Herald. j  GAKCIA'S HORRIBLE TORTURE.  attention being paid to what is the,general  defect in all torpedo craft, namely, ventilation.  The encounters at Bocas del Toro, Pai-  marito, Palmiros,- Canasi, Manut Mogate  and Tagnasco were fast succeeding developments of the Cuban campaign directly after the declaration of independence,  but these were mere skirmishes compared to the events of the past year. The  splendid march of Gomez and Maceo  across the island from Santiago to Pinar  del Rio,* the fierce fights within cannon  shot of Havana, the constant destruction  of the trochas, were brilliant achievements that terrified the encompassed  Weyler, until they culminated, in,, the  death of Maceo.   With the opening of the  A Living: Skeleton.  SeuTat, who was shown as a living  skeleton In England in 1825, was 27  years old. He was 5 feet iy2 inches  high, and his bones were merely covered with his dry, parchment skin. The  upper joints of his arms were four inches round. The distance from the chest  to the backbone was but three inches.  The shoulder blade bones were scarcely  an inch asunder. His appetite was good.  The pulsation of-the heart was visible  to the eye.  How He Greased the Hack.  A hack driver of Murfreesboro, Tenn.,  hired a negro* boy the other day to  "wash and grease" his hack. He went  away, and when he came back in two  hours he found that the boy had greased the'hack all over.  Remarkable Yield, of Olives.  Five-year-old trees In the olive orchards of San Diego County, California,  yield thirty gallons of fruit per tree.  This Is regarded as the most remarkable production of olives ever heard of.  A 4-year-old boy in Georgia Is said to  weigh 90 pounds/ wears a No. 7 hat and  a No. 6 shoe.  Aa Indian Legend.  The mystery surrounding the origin  of the Indian race is greatly enhanced  by listening to some of the quaint legends. Here is one of them, related  by the older men of the Mojave tribe:  "At .the time of the Mojave, the white  man, the negro and all other people  lived together with their god, Mule-  yelia, whose mother was the earth and'  whose father the heaven.  "They were all supplied with food,  clothing and many luxuries. Besides  these -they had toolsvand all kinds of  implements and machinery to work  with.. .������������������,.*���������.'  "Everything was manufactured, and  especially matches. ���������  "One day Mulevlia died, and all the  people,. excepting the Mojaves, fled,  after looting the camps of everything  they could lay their bands on, not even  leaving *a match.  "Here was a pretty state of affairs,  and the dead god awaiting cremation!  "There seemed to be no other alter-  native than to dispatch a messenger  .or a spark from one of. tbe brilliant  luminaries of the upper region, and a  coyote was sent to a star for some fire.  "After a long time he returned without success and so hungry that he tried  to eat up the dead god.  "Mastanho, the man, sat by rubbing  willow sticks together and produced  fire, which they used in burning up  Mulevelia.  "After the cremation, which took  place somewhere near Fort Mojave, the  mountains at the foot of the canyon  parted, and the Colorado flowed  through and swept the ashes away.  "Mastonho now became chief and divided] the Indians into tribes and gave  them their allotments of land."���������Los  Angeles Herald.  Explained at Last.  Mrs. Spats���������I think Miss Barigor, tho  pianist, Is really clever, for she plays  all the most difficult music by ear. " "  Spats���������Ah! that explains it, then. I  never believed she could make thoso  sounds with her _ngers.-*-Pittsburg|  iNewa.  t  i  1 i\  ft  Hf  AX    OUTSIDIE    POCKET.  * A kangaroo wears an outside pocket, in  his overalls. It is a sort of apartment arrangement in which he carries around his  whole family, but this is really suggestive  as to the use of outside pockets in the overalls of working men, who, in machine  shops and factories, are subjected to sudden hurts and severe" bruises. If a bottle  of St. Jacobs Oil were stored-away in some  of these outside pockets, handy and ready  for use when some of the sudden hurts  and bruises take place,' there   would   be  ' hardly any. loss of time in the cure of the  worst of tnem.    For the worst bruises it is  ' known to be the best remedy, curing the  tenderness and soreness of the spot very,  promptly, while in the process of curing,  the discoloration disappears and the affected parts are fully restored.  The Princess Henry of Battenburg,  still deeply mourns the' death of her'  husband. It-was with difficulty that  ���������he could be induced to remain at Bal-  moralduring the visit'of, the Czar.  Like As Old Clock.  DEADLIEST    WEAPONS    KNOWN.  Protlably Made   to the  Special   Order  of Some Coldblooded Assassin.  "Two of the most beautiful and at the  same time murderous objects I have  ever seen in all my travels I picked up  in Paris during my trip there last summer," said J. V. Atkinson, of Savannah,  Ga., to a friend. ,  ."I bought both of them from an old-  gunsmith in the 'Quartier Latin,' and  he a ssured me they were without doubt  the only ones in existence, as far as his  knowledge of death-dealing instruments went, and he also told me that  he had purchased them of an old Spaniard who had spent most of his life in  the South American countries, and had  6ET       BACK       TWENTY       YEARS.  Dr. Williams the In.trument.  ���������L #  From the Republican, Fresno, Cal. "  < A case reported fjom Fr_sno county i*  that of a well-known former resident of  , Kingsburg,    though   now   residing   at  6elma. ,  Mr. J. M. Purves is ��������� an old gentleman, of 70, who, during; his long residence in Kingsburg, was beloved alike  hy young and old, and he is equally en-'  'deored to the people,of his new home.  It was about July 15, 1896, that a  reporter of the Republican. met Mr.  ���������Purves, and was astonished to see such  improvement in his appearance. He  looked ten years younger and much  stouter than when he moved away from  Kingsburg for the benefit of his health,  . and  he  was congratulated on, his improved appearance.  "I was all run down when I moved  ftvray," Mr. Purves said; "something  like an'old clock that is 'worn out, but  I have undergone such repairs as I  think will keep me in running order  for many years to come if no accident-  occurs."  "What was the agent that wrought  the change, Mr. Purves," the reporter  aeked. "Was it Pink Pills? they seem  to be doing all the healing in Fresno'  county."  "Pink Pills  are the very things that  NEEDLE GUN AND VENOM BOX.  - . - 1  have built me. up," Mr. Purves answered. "I happened to read one of  the advertisements of their healing  qualities, and-then read several more,  and somehow there was something in  the way the testimonials read that assured me _ they were- true. One in the  San Francisco Examiner especially impressed me, and I sent at once and  bought some of the pills. I took them  as directed, and I do'not think I need  tell you what tney have done for me.  I am quite recovered and set back in  the journey of life at least twenty years.  I have done more work since I have  taken them than for a long, long time  before. Indeed I may say since long  before you were born.  "I took only two boxes in all, but I  shall always keep them by me as long  as   I live, in case of relapse.''  (Signed)  J. M. PURVES.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in  a condensed form, all the elements  necessary to give new life and richness  to the blood and restore shattered  nerves. They are also a specific for  troubles peculiar to females, such as  suppressions, irregularities, and . all  forms of weakness. They build up the  blood and restore the glow of health to  pale and sallow cheeks. In men they  effect a radical cure in all cases arising  .from mental worry, overwork uor^ excesses of whatever nature. Pink Pills  are sold in boxes (never in loose bulk)  at 50 cents a box or six boxes for $2.50,  and may be had of all druggists, or direct by mail from Dr. Williams'Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y.  Over ninety-five per cent of the vessels which passed through the Suex  canal during 1895 used the electric  light, so as to be able to continue the  trip through the great waterway during  the night.  TWINS    IN  SIZB,    8HAF_  T1VITY.  AND    AC-  This iBWhat those important little organs,  the kidneys, are when healthy. In disorder  they may differ in all three particulars. Disease usually destroys them successively, not  simultaneously, and one may bo active while  tho other is semi-paralyzed. Give to both a  healthful impulse, without exciting them,  with Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which forestalls such dreadful maladies as Bright's disease and diabetes. Use the Bitters, also, for  malarial, bilious, rheumatic, nervous, bowel  and kidney trouble.  According to the recent census the  population of Greece is 2,418,000 souls,  or an increase of 230,000 over the figures of 1889.  .  The best way to buy anything is to borrow it first.  Get a package of Schilling's Best tea of your  grocer. He pays you your  money back if you don't  like it.  {; That's our way of lending.  j A Schilling: & Company  San Francisco *-..   4U  never seen anything that would in any  way approach them for villainoufi, murderous purposes.  "The first, as you see, looks innocent  enough, and when I ask you what you  think it is you will reply���������  "A silver matchbox," answered the  reporter, as ��������� he gingerly  handled  the  beautifully chased silver object.  ���������'Touch that spring." >  At an easy touch the lid of the box  flew open on a powerfully hinged  spring and disclosed the interior, and in  a. compartment about one-half of the  capacity of cthe box were a dozen wax  matches.  "Now, you'll find .a tiny -bottom on  the side next you and near your thumb.  Just press that lightly."     ,, J    ���������  As the suggestion was followed a little, sharp-pointed, creamy white, curved object' popped into view from that  portion of the box now occupied by the  matches.  *   "What is that?* " ,.*_  "That," said Mr. Atkinson, "is no  more nor less than tlie fore fang of the  Great American rattlesnake. You will  notice' that the- fang is sharp as* a  needle at its point, that it is slit for a  distance up the middle, and that it is  hollow. You will also observe that a  fine, amber-colored, jelly-like substance  is contained within the hollow of that  fang. That is nothing less horrible  tlian the venom of the rattlesnake,1 and  tbe rankest poison, the most deadly of  agents known to man. A couple of  scrapes c_ a man's hand,or face means  a certain and a horrible death. Nausea,  and vomiting, retching, convulsions,  semi-paralysis, complete paralysis,  state of coma, death in a moet horrible  form and the swelling to horrible proportions of the corpse as it rapidly  turns black from the virulence of the  venom.  "You can readily see what a terrible  weapon it would be in the hands of an  unscrupulous villain. A scratch' or two  and the deed would -be done, while the  victim would simply imagine that he  had been scraped by a pin.  "Its companion piece, of devilish ingenuity, is a needle gun. Peculiar looking thing, is it not?" asked Mr.'Atkinson,-as' he passed a richly engraved and  silver mounted object, that looked like  a cross between a miniature double^  barreled shotgun and a revolver, to his  friend, who handled it with extreme  caution.  "That little gun is but five inches over  all, and yet it contains within those  chambers, in the box-like part, between  those fine watch spring steel barrels  and the pistol grip, enough of fiendish  mischief to lay out a dozen strong men.  "The charge is a strong and powerful  cartridge, made of a highly explosive  chemical which, by the peculiar construction of the chambers, makes so  little noise that it could not be heard  by a person ten feet away. The instrument of destruction is a bunch of fine  cambric "needles that have had their  heads flattened to offer resistance and  catch tbe propelling force, and their  points have lain in the very same sort  of venom of which I spoke until they  are thoroughly corroded with it.  "As they leave the gun they scatter  and penetrate to the most vital spots,  where their terrible work is quickly  done. Nothing short of a post-mortem  examination of the most rigid kind  would betray the cause of death."  of time. As a rule employes are seldom  retained for more, than five years, arid  length of service often is made a reason  for dismissal, it being feared that they  may acquire the idea that ,they have a  claim upon the firm. Those, then, who'  enter mercantile establishments with,  the idea that they, may rise to superior  positions usually meet with disappointment. One rarely, finds the same cash  children for two,seasons in succession.,  At the close of the holiday season from  one-third to one-half of the .employes  are discharged,, without regard to  length of service, only the, brightest  and, shrewdest being, retained.  Under the severe discipline enforced  only the strongest, can endure this life  for any length of time. Investigation  proves 'that few can stand for more  than two years' without suffering from  impaired health. The law regarding  seats has not been generally observed,  and in some' establishments where-j  seats' were provided saleswomen have  ,been fined if found sitting.  While it is gratifying to know that  women can fill these positions satisfactorily, yet, through accepting low  wages and submitting to severe discipline, they are depriving other women  of employment, and' since their entrance into mercantile establishments  the wages of salesmen have, been reduced 40 per cent. Altogether tbe position of the saleswoman is not an enviable one, and the wise young woman  will give time to~ learn a trade.���������Independent, n  NEVER FAILS TO CURE.  Astonishing Record of the Great Paine's  Celery Compound.  NO PATENT ON THIS.  An Up-to-Date Girl, .Who Has a New  Way of Kecpiae Her Skirts Clean.  She was a strictly up-to-date girl and  she attracted no end of attention as she  walked ' east on Washington aven.u*,  says a St. Louis'paper. She was dressed in the height of fashion; she had a  bearing as stately as that of a queen,  and her face was fair to look upon.  ' But it wasnot'her face, her dress, or  her bearing which attracted attention.  Not either nor all three of these. It  was the novel way she had of holding  up her skirts���������or rather of having them  held up for her.  Did she have, a maid or a page to  carry  her train  like the  maiden's' of  high degree of a past age? No, but just  a cunning little woolly Scotch .terrier.-  Whether he had1 been trained to the  1   >.*  v.,     - <>���������   '-,  * Paine's celery .compound has never  yet failed to oure.'  . . Where all other medical treatment  has failed to relieve Paine's celery compound has succeeded time. and time  again.  John W. Boyd, of Mishawaka; Ind.,  says of his own case:  "Last winter I was taken down with  a-- very  severe  attack of  nervous and  , muscular rheumatism, so bad that I  could not lie down, sit up, or stand,  without the most excruciating pain. I  was all the time under the, care of two  of the best physicians of the place, but  I  did  not  improve.    I took different'  " rheumatic cures and used an electric  battery a half hour, each day for ten  days, without any relief.  "Finally I  concluded to  try Paine's  .celery compound, and to my, surprise after using ohehalf of a bottle I was able to  get out and vote- on election day, and  before I used the whole bottle I went to  .work, and have worked every day since.  T have gained twenty pounds in weight  and am feeling first rate.1 f    -;  "My wife has also been taking it foi  nervousness, and thinks-- that there ii .,  nothing like it. We both recommend  it to all of our acquaintances, and you  are at liberty to use this letter as you  see fit, for it truly worked wonders in  my case."  And    Paine's    celery  compound   i_  working  just such   wonders   in*-, every  state,' county,   city and village of the '  country today.' *��������� ,���������'-'.'  The reader must know some one wh������  ' )*  i  has tried it. ���������  Ask that person if   he or  she was not at once benefited 1  Don't let a dealer palm off anything *  else on you, however; for there1 is as  much, diffrence between Paine's celery  compound and all the ordinary sarsapa-  rillas, tonics, nervines and compounds  as'' there is between an electric motor  and a boy's windmill. ,    *j,<  There   is  power to   cure  in Paine'a  celery compound.,  .:    \.y  REASONS  FOR  USING  --_5_s3SISS_jaB_FS*'.  NEW  SKIRT HOLDER.  work, or had picked up the skirt in a  spirit of canine playfulness are unsolved problems. But doggy did his work  as though he was used to it, and he did  it well. He picked up the hem of the  skirt in front with his teeth,; and ambled along beside her as though he was  stuck on his job. .    ���������  k> 4_______k_____ __> ���������__________________  f Walter Baker & Co.'s |  Breakfast Cocoa.  Because it is absolutely pure.  Because it is not made by the so-called Dutch Process in ;;  which chemicals are used.  Because beans of the finest quality are used. v.  Because it is made by a method which preserves unimpaired  the exquisite natural flavor and odor of the beans.  Because it is the most economical, costing: less than one cent  a cup.  Be sure that you  get the genuine article made   by WALTER  BAKER _ CO. Ltg., Dorchester, Mass.   Established 17S0.  ��������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������^  ������������������������*������������������������������������������**���������������������������  The Saleswoman's Hard Life.  The average age of our saleswomen  Is but 22 years, and it is rarely the case  that a woman finds employment in any  establishment for many years. In one  establishment it was rumored that a  recently retiring partner was to give  $50 to all employes who had served  him for ten years, and by actual count  it was found that out of 2,000 employes  but forty-seven had served that length  Fathered by Kipling.  Rudyard Kipling gives ont this explanation of the statement in an Australian newspaper that "Rudj-ard Kipling landed on this island at 12 o'clock,  and at 12:16 o'clock he had formulated  an Australian policy :CA young reporter  cornered   me   just after I landed.    I  treated him kindly, but said firmly that  I was not to be interviewed:   'I have  not "thought' of interviewing you,'  replied  the reporter,  with a sadness in  his voice; 'I ask a much greater favor  than.that' "   It turned out that tbe reporter had an Australian policy which  he knew would be of the greatest benefit to the country.    No paper would  print it.   His modest request was that  Kipling would let him put forth  his  theory as the scheme of the novelist.  "They will print it," he said, "if I give  it as coming from you."    "All rigiht,"  agreed Kipling, "fire ahead."    So the  young reporter got i*n four mortal columns telling the people of Australia  how  to run their country.    "I never  read the article," said Kipling;  "but  there must have been some amazing j  theories in it from the storm it raised."  The- Gheerfal Idiot.  "At this moment and at other moments," said the Cheerful Idiot, "there  are thousands suffering for bread."  "I suppose so," said Mrs. Hashcroft.''  "And yet women will persist in wast-  ing.it by making pudding out of it.  Please pass the prunes. "-���������Indianapolis  Journal. .'.  HOHB PJ.OPUCTI AND PUKE FOOD.  .   AH Eastern  Syrup,  so-called,  light colored,and of neavy body, is made  usually  very   , from  ifacose. "Tea Garden brips" is made from  iugifj Ctine and in strictly pure. It is for _de  by first-class grocers, in cans only. Manufactured by the Pacific Coast Syrup Co. All genuine "Tea Garden Drips" have the manufacturer's name lithographed on every can.  Piso's Cure for Consumption is our only  medicine for coughs and.colds.���������Mrs. <_.  L.Beltz, 439 8th ave., Denver, Col., Nov. 8, '95.  _>oq't rl-k the loss of time, lebor and eroond  ">y plantinf: (seeds of un__o*r_  fty.   The market U full of ci  by planting (seeds of u_k_ own quality.   The market U full of cheap,  unreliablei;������ed������. FEBRT'S S___>3  areatwiys the best; .onotaeeept  a__ tub-Litut.. *_83_______lFri������.  D. M.FERRY '_CO.,  Detroit, Mich.  _SJ8$*&'*7*,2 slT-yM_a������p  frolffb  Flluctrnted  Cfttiilflg-ae  1'ree.  3?Gtalu_.a Incubator Oo  EVERY HEN  Hatched In _-*et_.lu___  Incubators hoa ntart-  ed rite lit, and Is better  prepared to clvo pro_t-  a._lo returns oecaiue thene  nikchlnOB exclusively embody the feature* which pro.  duco tho greatest number  of rigorous C_.i<-_-sn_.  Incubatorn from $10 up.  Pota.lux_.xi., Cal-   ,���������.-...__������M^_���������������������������._������������������.������������������____������  Sent  f  Boston's .Library a Bad Job.  The great new Boston public library-  has already been found to have been  ill-planned and inadequate. It, cost $2,-  500,000, and now $25,000 is about to be  expended to construct a "suitable reading-room."  ECLIPSE  Agents Wanted.  MFC  Portland, Or.  INDISPENSABLE  TO ANY  PIPE     SMOKER.  "AWAY WITH  MAKESHIFTS."  Dealers' Best  Seller.  SAMPLE,   IOC.  ONE DOZEN, 80C  CO.     By Mail.,  C. S. A.  FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK or  "Just Don't  Feel Well,"  _&S^__LIVER PILLS  aro tho One Thing tons..  Only Onr for a Dose.  Sold by Drugfi-lBt. at 25c. ������ box  Samples mailed free.     Addresn  Dr. Bosanko Mad. Ca. Phila. Pa.  When you are in trouble, people wbo  call to sympathize are really after tbe  particulars.  RODS  For tracing and locating Gold or Silver  ore. lost or hidden treasures. M. I). FOWLER, Box 337 Southington, Conn.  ! HABIT n  AMD    Uf.&������iPCU\  I Cured lu 10 to20I*������  RMEf*MSS  >>������y������.   _.'o_������������iytlU  Cored. DR. J.L. STEPHENS, LEBANOA.OHIO,  To any person interested in humant  matters, or wbo loves animals, we  will send free," upon application, a  copy of the "ALLIANCE," the organ  of this Society. In addition to its intensely interesting reading, it contains a list of the valuable and unusual premiums given by the paper.  Address  THE NATIONAL HUMANE ALLIANCE,  410-411 United Charities Building, New York.  Mate money by sue- .  c������*sful speculation in  Chicago. We buy and  B sell wheat there on  margins. Fortunes hare been made on a small  beginning by trading iu futures. Write for  full particulars. Best of reference given. Several years' experience on the Chicago Board ot  Trade, and a thorough knowledge of the business. Downing, Hopkins & Co., Chicago Board  of Trade Brokers. Offices in Portland, Oregon,  Spokane and Seattle, Wash.  SURE CURE for PSLES  Itching and Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles lit Id at obm t*  DR. BQ-SAN-KO'8 PILE REMEDY, stop. itc_-  ioc, ab������orb������ tumors. Aposltire oaro.   Ciroalari *ent fr������-������.   Prioa  tOo.    I>ru������.tsi_orioiai.      I������__ KORAN KO. PtalU.. __.  RUPTURE and TIZ-ES cured; no pay until  cured; send for book.   Das. Mansfield <_  Porter, ield, 838 Market St., San Francisco.   ,      "CURES WH������l   ' Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good.  la time.   Bold by dr_/,TKtst���������  __^_l������^SS_lM_I  N.P.N.U. No. 690.��������� S.F.N.U. No. 767  V  '     _.     , ������1  warn ri__T_t3_7___E_3!___!^
���t?��*3iwwn��*<f�� j. *m.�� j_ _ r i ��*��� ��� i ���
G. A. McBain  & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
On Ta-.'H-iv ������; 1 ������-���_ we.', j J t_. *"a-3 injured ut. N".<  o ��� '- *���'*.
Ray your nug.*ir i.; L i ���;.-!���'^ ,-: 5 UO ps.r _���.-. t
I* ii;i' i*ije't fl t'iy oo Sv ���'< i      '   >
jani"! 'h it. ') :u '"r'.-i./ s"-> ���  !?ii O'jO
��� "!_ ... d 1 �� .0   '��� *i:.*>   of   cal, Wert'
i   i    .'*._ -i.t *c- i*. U-i- ..) J.*��4 Fr.ilay
J*}_ii-i>-i|n$ in  tvbite   and   colore.   Sliii"i.
.   at Leis.r's
���   v!r , I-J.icrv   H iitjbiiriit-i    1 __*���_���>   bv    v. :-:
- i
b;i;ir f.***-Vi.t w. i. to ..nrchase a   i.c-v   _:o<.'_.
. **
of i;o<***.-- f->r bi- *>t< re.
Men's new .Myjes in Hard ancl Soft
I-ji.iis at Leise-'s.
Ft-hr i.iry the 2:i., 1S97 the fi.-.!; woman
Sawyer w.-).s ac'nid.ro.l ro (Jk- .'a,:-,.!-!.*!- by ,
Jn the penna of >_;.*> Chra Bio.t.   ii.ii-i.ii.
Reociv.-l at Wiiiard.-*, a n so lino of brg
gy wfiii..^ ranging from  15 to 25 c.i.ts.
Ii* Kftjiiis Ki ���*..:nn li-is ral>f'n a hi.i. frciu
-UiM"n, by C {'���. u ;��� i/n* Uuio;,. K. i_. K.
V'lu'w :. jr.i,i-J:'a'i' .ji.ti ___J_�����.��� i-i.
If vii_r ruti-.L.?��� li,.V!* ���'(������\ '. ','.: :i"'.s n in-
le .*,l. v,'* .*. ;il !:��� ;/..-'-;-(] i. . ,,.->**.', .*.'iiiL- >n
li'.e !o.;..i -_ ..him.,   it he m/^i: '<.*, til. "���_{.-*- ,
'.'[:���- . H :* !��� L i i'i Sjjo.ic. f .. n ri.'.'.i-d T< r-
ob'.i ��rni L3ii-.n5-i'f> s-mi-rii c.cio.-, 'ii.*p-*,-ii/i!J
��"_ irtij :\>v .st.-Ci.?. '
.���The lowest price-: yi*u   see   adven':seJ_
a:e .he p.ic_*> you p.iv ;u H un!.Lir_e*'s.
\\ ,_
_<i .*.   5 .-.��� ..  ���   t;* i ���.,;,���-l_d   Ui    !)(J    llli|ii oVlsijr,
���F').-- V -ijpt-.b.e .r.vj Flower Seeds, <.o
' to the UNI-JN S fUl.E.
A' C>.':iii*jj  ..ji ^Vc.lti.   .!<!>' tlicic v.*a.*i   a
lerntio  diMVu your cf   hail      K.re   we had
some heavy yeah of thundt-i. so  unusual   a3
-   to��aus.e i_uob co____-flt.
Coal Oil ��3 00 per-case at L.i.e.''s,   .
Will the Victoria Rugby Football Club
purvive should Admiral P.-dliser forbid tho
Jmperieuse vofficei*s"" to mt-et them again.
'jCh. Colonist has taken a diKr-ified and s-^if
respecting stand in regard to tho Admital's
-���Slater Uro-j' noted slioes for genls at
'Mrs. F. B. .Smith and Miss Flora Watson
returned   on   Wedues-day,   after  a  tuortth's
, visit to Victoria and Vancouver.
Mr. Unsworfch has yu. in a v&ry fn*. billiard (able. To-iiighc ih. re v/ill bo a billi-m!
tournanieno on lihe new t_ble, aud tiie svin*
iier gets 010. >?Q.
���Wedding   presents.    See  the   stock
(new) of silverware at Leiser..
Mr. James Dunsmuir ha3 donated a check
of cy/o hundred dollars to the Wellmgt/ju
Cemetery fund. Mr. Dunsmuir gave th.
ground for .he cernercry - in Union, cue
b]->;k to the ilo.iyitai, a blo.ic for pubhe
bnildicgs, aud two ioc. each to our d:lTe��e;_t
churches, he.id_3 many other donatioas.
Qi course old re.idefta aro aware- of ib.ae
generous gifts to Uuion, but new coiults
perhapu have not lieard of it, and when they
' hear so much of tha yreed ol corporation.,
\t is well io remenrjber their gLiiero.ity.
Ladies, have you seen those due  sho_3  in
N. r���riis' window?
Visiting cards   printed   at   the   News
Office ip, neat script.
T_d Groat P.a_3:_:ik'.rs.
The n.itiwtis >>f ihe  Old \V.)r;d, or ra,tier the -ix prominent powers, .ire enga-^eu
ju.t now in wlirit ihev are pleased io term
an attempt to keep lhe peace ai.d .lie
Un-ted States are, in a -.vay, follovving- a
soinewliat similar cour.e. The que.tion
arises, from the situation noted, whether
^heie is iiny honor or any benefit to
humanity in the kind of peace that,i.
beiiig maintained ?
In Europe the proposition has resolved
1 itselfinto the ii.ainlen.inre of the integrity
qf the Qt:c.n.in   empire.     In order  to do
this tens of thoj.;nd_ of b-.itcheries have,
been virtually excused   by, these  peaceful
power-; the fl-ig of M )h-tmm(.d-iiiism !ns
b.-:en kept abo-.e the   e.'.ibleins of Cbnsi-
��� iatiity;    the   iijnor;inco   and   supe.'.->nuwn
and   barbarity of a p.ist   aye lia*. e   been
kept s-.indi:i_ in tho   pathway o; pro.i-res.-
an;i Chn.-icinii ci*. i!:z,iti.in ai.J rink tyranny his been  protected   in its   i m posit ion *-
v,p >n ihwse who have   been strungiing for
freed >m.
Is peace worth such sacrifices ?
VViiolesrtle murder and cruelties which
have   horrified the   civilized world   have
been left unpunished.
Is peace worth this price?
Pnwcis in whom has rested the world's
hope of advancement hive disappointed
the hopeful.    Where we iopked   natua!!y
for   aid    in the   cause of   humanity   and
Christanity   we have   discovered   s.Irish
ness and a cold-blooded, even barbarous
disregard of the   claims of the oppressed.
And not only have the so-called Chris
ti.'tri   narions   of E ir-ipe   exhibi e !    this
indifference   to the   higher   demands of
���rlyili. itinn, but tlie great   American   Re
public has been content to sit idly by and
witness the barbarities practiced by
.inotner Christian peopje upon a handful
of struggling patriots who hive been
imng to throw off the burdensome and
cu_l yoke of centuries.
fiit- yu*.-.nou -i._tu....liy arh.?, whether the
world 'ia* j;rogi"i-_ ,-j.i :j<j lav i��_:y oii'1 che the
. u*-.-''.**- and -ti-fi*** ���f^-.-s af l!-. ii'.ddl. Ag<:.s
-'��� ot u ' 1    Is \r. will tine t. a;.  nii^uS nia.i.e��
i!j> ��� ?      !->0  'iii  .Jigiltr cLl.ua   at    ilti :ll)_|-lV
;.���:-.ifr.'*-*������<' **���"���'' ^''iri-s ia.'j be <.n'ee .ur���have no
!-r*i-[.-__i- ��.-la'!ii u;.'i> . 1,-j.timi-i oi ilii. da, ana
time ttia.j tiiiy :X'-(Ci--ed lw.. or (iii.e hun
liruii tc.ii*) a..* !>JunS t':e "v'-_!at.e. or
���jQwpi-" atiii tH. j.ah u^ns of tliu y nt-t-*; bo
:t.am;ai!.cii ui.d r th*-:, iiun-'i ot '���{i__*>.rv.ssji
l!,o p.yc." b> tnu aauiiiKe of all .fia^ i.-.ot r i
diA'cNipuietit h-ir- luueM ii;- oiij-Jit lo. Ij. t.hc
iir.!. o.nuuri*. of tho eivdizi-d pe-.ipl.n ' f-> it
j)i,.-*i!i!e t:i.i- a-p-r.i-.iiii._ !,����;��� ;ili.it_    ami   at-
Kij ))'.& lw   liu'lMV ��� it' 'r._   Vi lit:    of   \>pi I _'-^i���..:J
fiio lit b*,** ;e^.id*<i lis .ins **/l_ 1 sj<ti��t _><. <.! :*_; -
wi-.li cl>. d t!i��o ��� i-t.i mi.iff re I'.io, i,(j*    >.d   i-.jj
r.-yyt-Kl   l.;:i,   >U  :)    Vtllulj   . jl-'y   W... 0    tiiiiT,    *,..���
.*:.--J o_.J- ui'O-   :.y> 1
'i.t -if o .:������. i- -vj�� c-i ilii* let lin '��� po ��� vr. ^)f
i_.i .'pe �����'..'��� io v !*nar- i x c.i>, -i'.^vj tu-j ^itac
)-. p.d)!iL- of -he i*. vV Woi-ti a.-e n i i- pco.*.*..'it-
!11 :, i- .1 III.I AUilll-lJj. O.iO, l.jti<-_ l, a.til <nie
caluu.'iii.d In a:i;ti.e b- t!l (lib tpyidu uueut
and nidigiia-ii'ii in '.he br.-tsr, .f 'the good
y-".pie of t.fce v,'t>';ld .vno have ii'oou hoping
io.- betler things.' Tln're is wa>* G ao i. yr->
�����ro-i.< and .hero is _*.a.e ;haS is huuuii.-t.iug
am_ dct;J-a(di:g. ��� '  r *
<������     ' ��� ���Selected. '
i���rDealer in
**-*��� __^-i_>��^_.\_ _     -*--<���.
Plumbing and genera!
Sheetiron - work
&TAg*��_t for the
Celebrated ,6u-rney
���   Souvenir Stoves and
 Ranges  ���
��_��_;���._ actuicr of tbe
New Ai'r-tio-ht heater.;
i��j_ km._m�� *-iw_w_aia a_cttw-i
Eeplialt & lanalmo Eye
Time   Table   No.   27,
To Jcake cflpcfc at S a.m.  on Monday  Nov.
2nd. 1SS6.    Trains run on Pacific
Standard time.
' \ Daily. | Siil'diy
Lv. Victoria foi Nanaini. ard | a. m.  i p. h.
\" cJlinatoit    |   S.OO   |    3.2ti
-\r. >.aii..iino  |   11.10 i   f; :;8
-Ar. ���������A'.liiiii-xon   I   12.00 |    6..05
.  AND
Lv, '^"'A inglO'i [or Viy*tc-..'-
i.v. '-*}>.:i:t nio for Vi.io.if_.
Ar. Vioiufia	
I   a :.i       i' y.
! Dmlj.j S-MVy.
I    S.?o   !    3.31)
I   tMO .''.5
I   J2,:20   ;    7U0
604 V\ i.stmi'ns_er Road,   ���
VANCOUVER, B. C.   ,     '
For  rf.fi-!? aiid'.nforjnalion'ai).'y   at   Com-
A.r��UNTs\run.. joskpii ui-nt^r.
iVs>->id(-nr. *       (i  n'l Sunl
rr. k.pkmor,
f��on'. .'r<i>>l*.t and P*-i-.-soni*:c*i*   KkI-
. _. f'rV-tM ��� '
-14-. *^i */*._���.: __.rinijut:-_-����
Nanaimo  Cigar l-ac.Tory
Phillip Gable and Co.. Prop's
Bastion Street '   ���     2-J*anair_o B.  C'
]Manufacftures   the   finest   cigars, and
employe's none but white labor.   .
Why purchase inferior foreign   cu-fars
when you can obtain a SUPKRIOR   AKTI
CLE tOi the s,\n-.e money
Why .send away for your p'intin^
when von c_n (.-etn. ciouB etiua.liv as vvoil ac
vhei Muws ? Our price, arc reasunalile, and
we aru no* j^r.jjarod to-iurn out evc-rj. .iinig
in tin-din. of Jon IJiir:;*rixa.
L..   P.   _-.jkb . _T18 i V.  *
Barrister, .Soli.iror. Notary Public
Office:���Z^irst"   Strst-t,    Unioii, E.  G.
O O ���t. _^ /_. _.     u.'-v ^.V. .Javjj iS
St. Gkoj:g::',s Vjti':.s:-:vvr;:iAS' . Cuuhcu���
ii.v. J, A. ]*i^.i,n, pa.tor. Svrvicfi.- at 11 a.
iii. and 7 p., ni. t_i.r-rl.iv School at 2:o0.
V.I' SCR   a.   t.h):te   of   .vfniiig   t-orvioe.
?d et no iu(n' Ori.-.C"*.!��� Sorvioo. at ihe
usnal hours morning and evening. Rev. W.
ll'cks. pastor.
Tkixjtv Cii^'ncii��� Services in ihe ��ve-
ldr.g.    R..-v. J. ^_. Wiilomar, rector.
Do you know tha-. we can print you just
as in-at a hiiKinosd cird as ,you 'oan aet 'in
a_y otht-r prir^titig of_.ee in tha Pros iuco,
and just as eh cap too? Bear in mind, we
print im-al tickets als>.? In faot wo can
do anything in th. line of job printing.
Givo us"a tr.al.
Send for new 60 page Catnlcgue b/fore
placing ���.-our ordeis fo: Spring Pl���ntir.(,>,
if\..u.are inierested in savinji mone> for
yo.n.eif and -^etlin^ good slock oihisi
hands. . V"- '
_.ip**t ronipletc stotk of Fiifii ard
Oii-anienifil Tices, S' 1 ub>,- Rose;,, tic,
in 1 ho Province.
Ti:...is.-pds of .mall Pjuil Pl.-tnts ..nd
Vires oi lending saiieius, suitable for
this Clim.'U.. ,
Fertilizers, Agricultural Implements,
Spiay I'ump., Etc., best io he had.    .
No Agents. List 1 ells' \ou all about it.
Eastern Prices or I.e--.s.
Greenhouse, Nukskrv and Apiary
-        604-Westminster rRo.*\D.
'We do. all kinds of
Job Printing, anything
from a Dodger-.'to the
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