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 (Jyinry^OA^^  &������-{^.&y^>'  s3  NO. 286  CUMBERLAND,  B   C. [Formerly   Union]    TUESDAY MAY ioth���������  1898  $2.00 PER ANNUM.  I  t <  Union Mill Market  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES  SUMlOaST   LEISER  NEW GOODS,  NEW GOODS.  JUST arrived ironi Great Britain,  A huge consignment of Dry Goods,  And will be opened  out this week.  Towels,   Me.������'s and Boys Sweaters,  Dress Goods,  Silks,   Ribbons,    Hosiery,   Gloves,    Ties,  Flannellettes, Underwear, Blouses,  Handkerchiefs,  Collars,   - *  Et&, Etc.,   Etc.  SEK NEXT WEEKS' AD  O-TXS I3IA.TJOK:.  11/r  /  a New and Full   Stock of School  Supplies, arid Stationery.  TAKE  Sarsaparilla  for a good  Spring Tonic  It cures  that tired feeling.  |������^" Open Sundays  fromxotoua.ro.  After having  La Grippe  try a bottle of  Beef Iron Wine.  The best  Strengthening Tonic  K^Open   Sundays  from 3 to 5 p. m.  NOTHING BUT THE  BEST   AND  PUREST  DRUGS FOR DISPENSING  Syrup of Douglas Pine the latest cure for  Coughs and Colds. Scott's Emulsion, Linseed  and Turpentine.  Peacer&Co.  GIDEON HICKS.  ARTHUR WHEELER.  fiiDEON Hicks ������ CL,  P.O. Box.233  Victoria, B. C.  Dealers in New and Second-hand Pianos &nd Organs.  BERLIN(Berlin, Out.,) MASON & EISH (Toronto, Oat.,) BUSH & GEOTS (Ofiiesgp, 111.)  Al) kinds of Sheet Music kept in stock.  Orders promptly attended to.  TUNING and REPAIRING.  Cumberland representative Rev. Wm. Hicks.  LATEST BY WIRE.  tt  OLD GLORY.  ������������  May 3d.���������A dispatch from Hongkong  says Manila has fallen. The Stars and  Stripes float over the Phillipine Island.  BRITISH CONSUL KILLED. ,  May 4th.���������The British Consul at Santiago de Cuba has been killed by _tf$e  Spanish  mob.  SPANISH WAR-SHIPS  New York, May 5th.���������Four Spanish  war-ships are reported off Barbadoes  prepared to intercept the battle-ship Oregon, and war-ship Marietta on their way  to join Commodore Sampson's fleet  blockading Havana. It is expected a  fierce naval battle will follow.  PORTA RICO INSUREOTION.  May 5th.���������A dispatch from Kingston.  states that a Spanish uprising at Porto  Rico has taken place and the revolutionary movement is well under way.  WAR-SHIPS ON THEIR WAT.  May 5th.���������"Warships' have been sent  to Santiago de Cuba." The scene of the  late attack on the British.Consulate.  CIVIL WAR ZN SPAIN.  New York, May 6th���������A special cabled  to the World from-Madrid, says the  storm of civil war in'?Spain is approaching.  LA FAYETTE CAPTURED.  Key West, May 6th���������The big French  liner La Fayette. with. passengers and  general cargo," bound; from Carunna,  Spain, was .captured .off Havana to-day  bv U.S. Annapolis.. The������La>Favette was  heading for Hayaria\and drily taken after  an exciting chase. She was flying the  . French naval reserve flag.-'.  A LIKELY STORY.  London, May 6th���������Spanish authorities  are trying to make much out of the absence of news from Dewey; that the  American Commodore has been entrapped by Admiral Montejo, who is known  to have left outside of Manila harbor a  dozen concealed gunboats to prevent exit  of Americans. [NOTE.���������The cable having been cut, it has not yet been repaired.]  NOT CONFIRMED.  May 5th���������The killing of the British  Consul at Santiago de Cuba not confirmed. That the British Consulate there  was attacked, and a Spaniard killed,  appears to be true.  RIOTING IN SPAIN.  Rioting is still raging throughout  Spam,  threatens to break into revolutionary war  CANARY ISLANDS.  London, May 6.���������The British authorii-  ties have   been advised   to   remove   all  British subjects from the Canary Islands.  [This looks like a proposed attack by  the U. S. fleet there.]  MANILA FIGHT  May,7���������The World has just received  a dispacth from Hong Kong which readied there on the cutter McCulloch, of the  American victory at Manila. It is as follows: M The entire Spanish" fleet of n  vessels was destroyed. Three hundred  Spaniards were killed and 400 wounded.  None of the Americans were k'lled, and  only 6 were wounded. Not one American ship was injured.  DEWEY'S DISPATCH  Via Wash:ngton,May 7th: " The Manila squadron arrived at Manila at daybreak this morning, destroying 11 Spanish-vessels. Our squadrsn is uninjured;  only a few men slightly wounded.  May, 1. Dewey."  FLEET NEAR HAVANA  Madrid, May 7���������The American fleet  to-day came nearer to Havana, than at  any other time. At 5:30 a cruiser approached almost in front of Elmorro jhe  guns 6{ which fired the first shot. It fell  shOit.   The second  shot passed above  A STRAIGHT TIP  To those who want to buy the   BesT Goods  ���������o���������    For the Least Money.    ���������o������������������  We have now the Choicest Stock of  High Class Groceries   Suitable for Family Trade.  Our  Hams,   Bacon;  Cannot  be beat.    Always a  Large stock of Fresh Eggs on hand.  Goods.  ���������IFe have a nice assortment of Spring Dress Goods, Flannelettes,  Gighams, Prints, Etc. for Which we beg your  inspection.  McPHEE & MOORE.  ���������j -i  9  \  I  s  the vessel, which turned, retiring at full  speed.  DESERTING TO JOIN U. S: NAVY  Victoria, May 7th���������About forty men  have deserted Her Majesty's Ships at  Esquimalt, presumably for the purpose of  obtaining positions in the American navy  Where active service ��������� and better pay'  awaits them. [This news is suppressed  in Victoria.]  ARRESTED FOR RIOTING  London, May 9���������A special from Madrid says vast numbers have been arrested at Talavera for rioting. The mob  tried to burn the railway station. They  all were made prisoners after serious figh-,  ��������� txns-' ���������' ,        r" , :   ,-,[       . ������������������ ;~ .  MOVEMENT OF SPANISH FLEET  Lisbon, May 9 ���������A dispatch says the  Spanish fleet consisting of 9 , warships  passed Cape Esperchel to-day and headed south.  WHAT GOMEZ WILL DO  New York, May 9���������A dispatch from  Key West gives the substance of a communication just received from General  , Gomez. Gomez says give him plenty of  rifles, food, sind clothing and he will wipe  the Spaniards out or Cuba, ''without the  aid of U.S. troops, within six months  Two thousand Cuban anti-revolutionists  have died within the last four   months.  THANKS TO DEWEY  Washington, May 9 ��������� The Cabinet is  considering generally the situation and  the President will send a message to  Congress recommending it to extend to  Admiral Dewey a vote of thanks, to-day  REPORTED ENGAGEMENT  New York, May 9���������The Tribune has  it that the Spanish and American fleet  had an engagement on the Atlantic but  report is not confiimed.  SPANISH CRUISER at ST THOMAS  St Thomas,May 9���������The Spanish Cruiser De Isabella arrived this morning*  Her commander communicated with the  Spanish consul at the port, the cruiser  clearing immediately���������destination unknown.  NEWS FROM   THE NORTH.  Dr. J. B. Frizzle who arrived from the  north yesterday says twenty men were  drowned by falling through ice.  News from. Wrangel is to the effect  that a, man fiom Glenora was lost in  Stickine river with a five thousand pound  outfit belonging to S. G. Clarke, of Victoria.  Adam Thompson Sentenced;  Nanaimo, May. 5th���������Adam Thompson  the defaulting City; Clerk  was this- afternoon sentenced to  15 months imprisonment to hard labor.  Fire at Victoria.  Victoria, May 5th���������Hon. Rabt, Bea-  ven's house, with contents, was. totally  destroyed by fire last night.  Barkeeper Held Up.  Victoria, May 6th���������A man entered  Germania saloon this morning held up  barkeeper and proprietor at point of pis  tol and demanded $������$0 which they'gave  him.   He was arrested.  r W. W. B. McInnes.  A dispatch from Winnipeg says Mr.  Mclnnes, M.P., was interviewed and said:  MI have not resigned yet, but intend to.  I am on my way home to consider various questions agitating local politics in  our province'.  ANOTHER CHINESE   CASE.  Victoria, May 7th���������John Bryden,  shareholder ot Union Colliery Co., .has  commenced an action against the com*  pany for employing Chinamen under  ground. It will be tried Monday. Severn' witnesses are down from Union.  ALL SLUSH AND IOB.  Reports from Skagway are, to the effect  that the trail there is ill. *lush and ice, ~  and very difficult to travel.  JOHN CARtHEW ARRESTED.  Vancouver, May 7th���������John A. Carthew  has been arrested for appropriating  money alleged to belonging to the Explorers and Travellers Company of London.���������[ProaWy simply a business dispute.]  KNOCKED OUT.  San Francisco, May 7th*-James Tef-  feries knocked Thos. Sharkey out in 12  rounds to-night  SWALLOWED UP IN THE SEA.  , Sidney, N. S. May 7th���������Steamer Mac-  Laird is believed to be ashore at Broken  Bay, and her passengers and crew numbering 68 are lost.  MISSIONARIES KILLED.  Sierra Tarlva, (West Coast of Africa,)  May 7th���������Conflicting reports of the  assassination of the missionaries, Miss  Archais, Miss Hatfield, Mr. Cain, and  Miss Canares, have been received.  UNIOS SfflPPlIB.  May 2.���������Topic, 414 tons of ooal.     May 4,  Tepie, 417 tonsof ooaL    May 6, Str. Tmt,  8 tons of ooal.   May 7, Boaoowits, 26  tons  '  of coal.    May 7. Ning Chow, 279 tone eoaL  Sao Mateo is loading.  ShipE. B. Sultan is waiting to load.  Minneola ia due.  'rl  /I  II  v:f  'a  i  :-'h  vtta  ���������'���������:-ff  i  Tenders.  Tenders will be received, up till noon  of Saturday 14th inst for the privilege of  selling liquor on the Recreation Grounds  on 24th May, by  Wm. McDonagh,  Sec*v. of Com.  DANIEL.  TCbe   Cantata^   c n t i tU &  w������ani^.ii|tt^i;; i>rc0cnte5  at tbc |ice0lJt>tcHan4lI>urcb  .f |g tt>c Iftmrcb Cbo*ft on  .   Zb��������� CM? vtifo be assisted  b5 tbeicst ioeal talent  Admission 60 cents. Doors  open at 7:30. Commences at  8 o'clock.  ^il^vv- ^ -^^r ;i���������*Jti."rv-a^������������������ ���������-p*^"''V  ���������*'i������wW������''*H;*������������������*��������� ���������*��������� ���������ur������"t,������������A*"������n*  If'  llil  Sabscribers-who do not receive their paper  regularly will pleaae notify us at once.  |    Apply at the office for advertising rates.  THE MAYS.  CUMBERLAND.'B. 6.'  HOUSEHOLD WORDS.  Hope   springs  eternal   in  the' human  -    6eeast,.  Man never is, but always to be, blest.  i   Wb.atev.er is, is Tight. '.   ;-. ���������  , The proper study of mankind is man.    ,  One master-passion in the breast.  Grows with his growth, and strengthens  with his strength. \ ...  We first "endure,  then pity,   then   embrace.  Order is Heaven's first law.  Honor and shame   from   no  condition  rise.  Worth makes the man.  An honest man is the noblest work of  God.     .,,���������  My guide, philosopher and friend.  Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined. .1  A little learning is a dangerous thing.  To err, is human, to forgive divine.  For fools rush in where "angels fear   to.  ���������������read.  Welcome the coming, speed the parting,1!,  .guest.  The   world   forgetting,   by .the   world  ' ���������'' forgot. " ���������  ,_' She moves a, goddess,  and she looks a  < ^ueetu  -  Plough the watery deep.  5'    He   Rerves   me> most   who-serves  country best. ������������������  my  .Mlnard's -Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.,,  '������  Pointed Paragraphs.���������" -  " It takes two to make a bargain.but only  '*. one of them gets it.  At the age  of 13  woman's  rights   are  . three years ahead of man's.  ,A cat may look at a king, bub a man at  \fcimes,prefers to look at an ace.  It Is a"wise dude that knows whether a  ,fcirl is smiling or laughing at him.  Praise a woman's beauty and she will  aftildly deJny it. Then agree with her and  ahe will get mad.     -  Sleeplessnesss due to nervous excite  ment." -The delicately constituted, the  'financier, the business man, and those  whose occupation necessitates great men-  .tal strain or worry, all suffer less or more  -.from it. ��������� Sleep is the great restorer of a  ���������worried train, and to get sleep .cleanse the  stomach.from all impurities with a few  doses of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, gelatine coated, containing no mercury, and  are guaranteod to give satisfaction or the  money will be refunded,   ��������� Scraps of Science. .  .'   Tklen on au   average   weigh  20   pounds  "more than women.  Weak and inflamed e3'es are, relieved by  bathing thera in salt water.  Severe ivy poisoning is quickly relieved  by bathing with sodium hyposulphide  solution.  i; Wine of colchicum root relieves obsti-  ; mate sciaticain five to   ten   minim doses  'three times daily.  Boiled potatoes are-much- slower to digest than roasted or baked, the former requiring 3J hours and the latter from  2 to  ���������^i hours.  '���������'' In a case of twins their photographs and  ^measurements were closely alike, but the  >minutiae of their finger prints-Were quite  ^different.  Tne lake of Uramia, in Persia, contains  ���������..more salt than the Dead sea; which holds  'S6 per cent'., or eight times as much as  the ocean. ,  Cases are reported of eyes that became  seriously inflamed by looking at an electrical drill working���������one of them at a  distance of 10 to 12 yards.  linard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc,  . ���������'   i       , i : '��������� :   Victoria's Windsor Boudoir.  It may be interesting to know that  Queen Victoria's boudoir at, Windsor is  ���������furnished in red and gold, t'hat every  .^article was selected by, . tlie late prince  ���������consort, and that her mujesty keeps .the  first bouquet given her by Prince Albert,  ���������with her bridal wreath, under a glass case  in her bedroom.  Colic and Kidney Difficulty.���������Mr. J. "W.  Wilder, J. P., Lafurgeville, N. Y., writes:  ��������� ���������'-���������'���������I am subject to severe attacks of Colic  and Kidney Difficulty, and find Parmelee's Pills afford me great relief, while  all other remedies have failed. They are  the best medicine I have ever used." In  fact so great is the power of this medicine  to cleanse and purify, that diseases of all  most every name and nature are driven  from-the body.  The Future Will  Brinff KevensTo.  *..������������papa is a jeweler; you know," she said  ���������petulantly, "arid he tells me that the- en-  , basement ring you gave me is filled.  ��������� "I presume so, for I bought it at his  .'store. But you can-depend on- me to get  /even in time, darling."   j Corns cause intolerable pain. Hollo-  way's Corn Cure removes the- trouble.  Try it, and see what au amount of pain is  r saved..'. ,..   .         ' On ScriptuTal Lines.  ' Hargreave's.-You bave heard of giving  .'your .coat to   the   man who  takes your  ! cloak?   ��������� ;��������� ,    ,    ,,-,  JTerry���������������������������I bave I what of It 7  ii   Kar-feaves���������That seems .'to be the sys-  '.'fcera my tailor is going on.    He aent me a  ��������� suit a while back and now he has brought  auoofeher one.  FRENCH MARRIAGES.  MATRIMONY THE GREAT OBJECT TO-  ALL FRENCH GIRLS-  At the^ Present Time Their Personal Inclinations Are Generally Considered  In tne Choice of a Husband.  Miss Anna L. Bicknell is an English  lady, -who has had most unusual opportunities for studying French life. For a  number of years she wtis -a e;overness in  the household of Napoleon III., and- ro-  sided in the Tuilerios. For the January  Century Miss Bicknell has written an  article on "French Wives and Mothers,"  ,whioh is accompanied by a number of  characteristic illustrations by , tho eminent French artist, the groat delineator of  childhood,������ Boutofc de Monvol, Miss  Bicknell says:  The old mariage do convenanco, which  caused so much sorrow and consequent  evil in former, days, when a girl was  taken out of a convent to be shown tho  man to whom she was about to be married, is now a thing of tho past. It must  be acknowledged, however, that marriages  are still made up, often too hastily and  superficially, by nicely balanced family  arrangements and by the intervention of  friends. Nevertheless, attraction aud repulsion are now taken into consideration,  and a girl -is no longer forced 'to marry a  man whom she positively dislikes., I  could-quote instances in the very highest  (historical) aristocracy where, at tho last  moment, after tho trousseau had been  sent in (marked, according to custom,  with tho united initial letter of tho two  names elaborately embroidered),, and all  the social preparations made, the marriage was . broken off because' tho' bride,  had "declared that she could not "get  accustomed" to tho bridegroom, nor en-'  dure the idea of , seeing his face in her  home during her natural life. In one of  those instances the family lamentations  over the initials of "the trousseau* wore  really amusing. Fortunately, a subsfcituto  was soon found, whoso name.. like that of  the rejected suitor, began with an X, and  the complications were thus happily settled,  The great object of the French girl's  life is marriage. From the time of her  birth her parents have prepared for this  event, and in many cases they have considerably straitened their income and  curtailed their enjoyments to make up  her dot. Every girl in every class is expected to have something; those who  havo nothing are exceptions, and constitute a minority of old maids. The girls  ���������who from choice do not marry generally  become nuns, usually much ngainst.-the  ���������wishes of their parents. The old Gales of  young women being forced into convents  to improve the position of their' brothers  are forgotten in these days -when, whilo  no child can on any pretense be deprived  of a share in the father's inheritance,  monastic vows are not recognized, by law.  Nuns and spinsters are- exceptions; marriage is the rule. '  When a-girl is of an age to be introduced into society, her friends and relatives immediately look out for a suitable  husband, whom it is considered highly  desirable to obtain before she has reached  the age of. twenty-one, that she may nob  be proclaimed fllle -majeure when tho  banns are published. The principal considerations are equality of birth, of position, of fortune;; and in the last particular  the scale is usually expected to weigh  rather more on the side of the young lady,  especially if the young man, in addition  to sufficient present advantages, can bring  forward a number,of relatives not likely  to live long. This is called'having hopes  (des esperarices���������beaucoivp d'esperances).  If the young lady with a substantial dot  can also show a satisfactory background  of invalid uncles and aunts, then everything is as it should bo, and the young  people are brought together with-, every  prospect of a favorable conclusion. - It  happens, however, too often that they "do  not know each1 uther sufficiently, and  that they are' persuaded to believe thati  the mutual liking is' greater than it really  is. Sometimes this sort of undefined attraction ripens into a deep and devoted  love; -when this occurs there arc no mpro  affectionate wives or more faithful widows  than French women.  More frequently, csp3cially iu tho  higher classes, a sort of cool, frioudlin'csa  springs up, where they see but little of  each other, and freedom' is enjoyed on  both sides. The authority of the husband  is less felt than in an English household.  There is a sort of understanding that in  her home the wife is queen and settles  matters as she pleases.  But their best and warmest feelings  are awakened by all that concerns their  children. French parents'are perhaps the  most affectionate in tho world. The interests and welfare of their children arc their  first consideration, and wonderful sacrifices of their own pleasure and enjoyment  are mado in favor of their sons and  daughters by the most worldly men and  women. These arc taken as a matter of  course; no one thinks of doing otherwiso,  or of seeing any.merit in such acts.  The mothers, especially, aro unequalcd;  nothing will stand in the way of a French  woman whore her children's interests are  concerned. This love is so engrossing that  it swallows-,"lip every other; they are  more mothers than wives, and if called  upon to choose between allowing a husband to go alone on a foreign mission,-.qi-  leaving their children, thoy would"not  hesitate. "Mes ev''mts avant tout.'"  Where Brides Are Hungry,  How would- an." English bride care to  fast on her wedding day until after the  sacred;ceremony, and this after enduring  the hardships of a "farewell party"  given the day before? Yet this is what a  Russian girl is supposed to do. As the  marriage, to be fashionable, should not  occur until evening, it may easily be  imagined in what an exhausted state she  is to commence her now period of lifo.  Besides bridesmaids there are bridesmen, these latter being obliged to present  tho bridesmaids with sweetmeats. A  personage follows the procession,  bearing  an elegantly mounted,'picture of Christ  in gold and silver, which is stationed  against the altar. The bridesmaids do not  all dress alike, and their number is unlimited.    -   ������������������ :2i.'l'rS,llJ  True Progress.  "What is true progress? Every step that  leads to a true aim. What is a true aim?  Every landmark that is mapped out in  our ideal deeds of humanity's trust. What  inhumanity's trust? "Have ye not  known? Have ye not heard?- Has it not  been told vou from the beginning? Have  ye not understood tho foundations of th*  earth?"���������Jewish Messenger.  A   BARBAROUS   SURGICAL  ERATION. "  OP-  ><}sS.  that  State of.Oiuo, City or Toledo  1 Lucas County.  Frank J. Chenky makes oath that -he is the  senior partner of the firm of F. J. Chkney&Co.,  doing business in the City of Toledo. County  and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pav I  NE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each \  For the Cure of Piles.  It is not only intensely painful, dangerous to life and very expensive, but in  the light of modern medical research and  since the discovery of Trask's Magnetic  Ointment a surgical operation is wholly  unnecessary. If you have any'doubt on  this point kindly read the following letters irom people who know that our  claims regarding tHe merits of the Trask's  Magnetic Ointment are borne out by tho  iacts.._ ��������� '  Dv. Burton Hubbell, Amelia, O., in a  long letter, says, among many other  things: "I have used the 'Magnetic  Ointment' in a number of cases of .Piles  and in no case lias it failed ' to give  im-  Cure for E)rurikeniie^s*  r -������  {beat. \  the sum of ON  and every case ol Catarrh that cannot be cured  by the use of Hall's Cataukii Cuke.  J FRANK J. CHENEY.  "Sworh'to before me and subscribed in  my  presence, this 6lh day of December, A.D. 1896.  A. W. GLEASON,  ; Notary Public.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts  directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of  the system.   Send for testimonials free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  <2TSold by-drufffdstSi-7ac.  Suspicious Action. n  "I  guess   that   new   man must be  an  actor."' said the'star boarder-'to  the landlady.        '   ' .  "Why so?"  ' "Because he  threw   up  his   arms   and  dodged when.you passed the eggs."  lie Has Tried It.���������Mr. John Anderson,  Kinloss, writes:, "I venture to say few, if  any, have received greater benefit from  the use of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil, tlian  I have. I have used it regularly for over  ten years, and have recommended it to  all sufferers I> knew of, and they/ also  found it of great virtue in cases of severe  -bronchitis and incipient consumption."  exoel-  need  ' Supplying All Want*.  The Peddler���������I have the   most  lent silver polish.  The Lady of   the   House���������Don't  it. 1 haven't got any silver.  "Well, then, it will take grease-ipotf  out of wall-paper."  "Haven't scot any wall-paper."  "  "Then it will renew the curl   in   feathers." ,.  " Haven't got any feathers."  "Well, then, it will make oil-paintings  look like new."  "Haven t'got any oil-paintings."  "Well, then, a little taken internally  will make you feel as if you had some of  these things.���������Good day."���������From Answers.  A correspondent of Nature ells a remarkable story of a dog, which having  through an accident lost both legs on'the  right-hand side, has learned to walk and  to run on its two remaining legs. Enough  remains of the right foreleg to serve as  an occasional prop, but when running  the dog touches tho ground only with the  two left legs. With > these it hops rapidly  along, and, having been a trained sheep  dog before the accident, it manages to  herd its flock as it did when ib had all  its legs.  Put to Many Uses.  Sharks furnish a number of valuable  products. The liver of the shark contains  an oil that posesses medicinal qualities  equal to those of cod-liver oil. The skin,  after being dried, takes the polish and  hardness of mother-of-pearl. The fins are  always highly/ prized by the Chinese,  Who pickle them and serve them at dinner as a most delicate dish. . The Europeans, who do not appreciate the 11ns as  a food, convert them into a fisbglue. As  for the flesh of the shark���������that,' despite  its oily taste, is. oaten in certain countries. The Icelanders, who do a large  business in sharks' oil, send out annually a fleet of a hundred vessels for the  capture of the great fish.  D-O-D-D-S  THE  PECUL'ARITIES  THIS   WORD.  OF  No Name on E;  ��������� ���������No   Name  Imitated,  .rth So Famous  More    Widely  No name on earth, perhaps, is so well  known, more peculiarly constructed or  more widely imitated than the word  DODD. It possesses a peculiarity that  makes it standout prominently and fastens it in tho memory. It contains four  lotters. but only two letters of tho alphabet. Everyune knows that the first kid-  nev remedy ever patented or sold in pill  form was named DC)DD'S. - Their discovery startled tho medical profession the  world over, and revolutionized the treatment of kidney diseases. ,  No imitator has over succeeded in  constructing a name possessing the peculiarity of .DODD, though they nearly all  adopt names as similar as possible m  sound and construction to this, iheir  ���������foolishness prevents them realizing that  attempts to imitate increase the fame ol  Dodd's Kidney Pills.  \\ hy is the name "Dodd's Kidney  Pills" imitated ? As well ask why are  diamonds and gold imitated. Because  diamonds are the most precious gems,  gold the most precious metal. Dodds  Kidney Pills are imitated because they  are the most valuable medicine the world  has ever known. No medicine ever cured  Bri^ht's disease except Dbdd s Kidney  Pills. No other medicine has cured as  many cases of Rheumatism, Diabetes,  Heart Disease, Lumbago, Dropsy, Female Weakness and other kidney diseases as Dodd's Kidney Pills have. It is  universally known that they have never  failed to cure these diseases, hence they  are so widely and shamelessly imitated.  mediate relief., and generally. ,a   perma- '  nent cure."     '      *      : ,'  .'   ,'1-'       !'������������������,, '  v\ m. M. Watson, La Cledei Mo., says:  "My wife was afflicted with Piles for  about three years. We tried various  remedies, yet no relief was afforded until I bought one bottle of your 'Trask's  Magnetic; Ointment,' which entirely  cured hor."  " 0. L. Root, Monroeville, 0-, says : '"I  have been using your 'Trask's Magnetic  Ointment' for 1-Ueeding Piles, and rind it  helps me more than anything else I have  tried.1'  Tho Trask's Magnetic- Ointment is  prepared by Francis U. lvahle, Toronto,  and it is truly a wonderful remedy for  all forms of piles/ So great has been the*  number of testimonial letters received by  mo irom all parts of the country,that I  havo decided to publish' each week"-a  number of such letters and never use  the same letter twice, but onl3r fresh  letters will be published.  All druggists recommend tho Trask's  Magnetic ointment, as they know from  what their customers say that no ,i',em-,  edy gives such general '��������� satisfaction;'  Francis U. Kahle, 127 Bay St.",' /Toronto.  ' ������''i<,  Correct.  Boarding-school   Teacher ��������� And  Edith, tell me the plural of baby  Edith (promptly)���������Twins.  now;  Miaard's Liniment Cures'Dandruff.  '���������,    Truths Told Su a JewWords. '.?  'A child's'respect for'its parent is not  secured by over-leuiency any more than  by. over-severity.  A daughter should, never seek  nor be allowod to outdress her .mother.  In every family the mother should be the  best dressed member., . .���������   ,  The discarded finery of a*^ daughter  should never constitute a mother's wardrobe. No one feels especially dignified.in  the presence of one whose old clothes she.  is wearing,'' and a mother should-*at"'all  times preserve her dignity before her  children. The mother-who;, never loses  her queenliness will never lose her'crown.  Preventable misfortunes consist chiefly  of manifold things, little to do, -but im-  mense things to have done:  The   man   who   earns one, dollar   and  spends two, and the man who.earns two;  and spends one, stands on either side  of  the hair-line   between   heedlessness and'  discretion, between ruin and safety J1*  ( Parents generally receive fthab measure  of filial respect they deserve���������-not,always,  perhaps, but ver3' generally.  When a mother allows her daughter, to  appropriate her wraps, gloves, veils, or"  other articles of personal attire, she begins a policy of familiarity which: sooner  or later breeds contempt. A respect for  one's belongings engenders a respect for;  their possessor.  Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere.  A  Higher Court. v  "So you refuse me, eh ?" said Mr. Light-  heart. ��������� '    .    ,    \  "Yes," said Miss Throedown, Simply/    '  "In that event,"  said .Mr. Lightheart,  jauntily, "I shall take my c'aseto a higher  court."  The next night he proposed .to her big  sister and was accepted.   . ���������      ���������      ���������   ,     \'  ,It is an established fact, that' the  Dyke Cure removes all crave for alcoholic stimulants in a few days, and in  four'weeks restores the'.patient to his  normal-condition..-.; It is a simple vegetable tonic No hypodermic injections..  Can be taken privately as a home  treatment, with no bad after-effects, or  no - loss -of time from business. For  further particulars address DR. Mo-  TAGGABT 44 Bay street, Toronto.  The following is from Dr. Smith.,  Surgeon of the Michigan Central Railway :    . ���������* St/Thomas, Ont.,0Dec.'24, 1897.  <My Dear. Doctor,���������In reply to your  enquiry as'to the > permanency,, of the  cure in" the case of Mrs.������������������,' I am  most happy to inform you that the result is rnost satisfactory. It is now  over' six months since she took the  treatment, and she informs me that she  has not the slightest desire or craving  for any kind of liquor and never thinks  about it. Her appearance and actions  ���������would indicate this, for she look * as  fresh and as young as when I ' first  knew1 her, twenty years ago. She was,  naturally refined and noat, but had,  through dissipation, become terribly  haggard and one felt a dread to meet ���������  and talk to her. Her casevhad -become  reallv pitiable, but' the -change since  she .took the treatment is most wonder-  i 11I7 -she is cheerful and happy, and has  regained her old-time neat and tidy-,  like appearance, and-the change in her  home is just as great as in herself.  One can scarcely realize it without  seeing it. ,rI have every confidence and  ex ery reason to believe iu her case the  c^:-e,is^ermaiien^.     ; ^ , ., .,  \> -\ f^-'Yours very truly, ?"   -.   '        <:  '���������'     "'  -     '? W. E'. 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For coughs','colds  and all affections of the throat, lungs and.  chest, it is a specific which has-never' been,;  known'to fail. It promotes ,:aV'.ft'ee: and  easy expectoration, thereby .removing the.  phlegm, and gives the diseased. parts a  chance to heal. v.:     .(���������.:'  Still Untold. j .  "So that young man says lie ' would lay  his fortune at your feet ?" said Mabel's'  father. ��������� '  "Yes."  "But he hasn't done so ?"  "N���������no." ���������....;  "And perhaps you. can tell why,?"  "1 guess, father^ that he hasn't had it'.  told yet." '"*        '!>'  A Matter  of Rloocl.  A^ctor���������Are these poor relations of yours*,  blood relations ?' ' <     -       .   --* .\  Fulpurse���������Yes ; they are ever r bleeding  me.'      '   ' '���������������������������.;-  The superiority of Mother Graves' Worm  Exterminator is shown by its good effects  on.the children.   Purchase   a bottle-and,--  give it a trial. 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SendforQ  oiirhandsonioly illuBtrat-������J  .- ���������'������������������ ed booklet (free).  The E. B. EDDY Co., Limited,  B'       Hull, Canada.  Pails, Tubs, Butter Tub������, MHk  Pans, Dish Pans, Barrel Cover*,  etc., etc., etc.  w*  Hi  mm  N.  140.  TO TAKJB  YOUR  PLACE AS  t useful, progressive, prosperous and successful citben,  by taking a thorough Business or Shorthand Cours* *5  The Northern Business College,  OWEN SOUND, ONT. '  Write for Announcement to C. A. FLEMING, Print !BiiBggB������r'SBS7.-->JKl���������MSas U^r^C.iliKdXei^^^aStimnMM^  #  u  ml  w  ft*  Ifk'  to  !l':  going to do? He's going to defend young  Heath.'' Then, seeing the startled, perplexed look upon her face, "Is it possible  you have not heard about Heath's arrest?"  She shook her head, and again lifted  ������ her mouth to his ear.  ,"I have heard nothing; tell me all."  "It seems that there was an old feud  "between Heath and Burrill," began the  doctor, beginning to feel that somehow  he had made a blunder. "They have  hunted'up some pretty strong evidence  against Heath, and the coroner's jury  brought in a verdict against him. You  know the body was found in an old cellar, close by   Heath's cottage."  At this moment there came a soft tap  on the outer door, which Constance at  once recognised. Mechanically she moved  forward and opened the door. Mrs. Lamotte stood on the threshold.  Seeing the doctor and Constance, she  at once inferred that Sybil was the subject under discussion, add to insure the  patient again being disturbed, beckoned  the doctor to come outside.  As he stepped out into the hall, Constance, hoping to get a little information  from him, camo forward, and standing  in the doorway, partially closed tho door  ���������behind her.  "Doctor," said Mrs. Lamotte, anxious-  [l   ly, "do you see any change in Sybil?"  He shook his head gravely.  "There is no marked change,   madam;  but I see a possibility   that   she may return   to   consciousness .within' the next  forty-eight hours, in which   case   I must  warn you against   letting   her   know or  guess,at the   calamity   that   has befallen  her.'"  The two women exchanged   glances of  relief.  ' '   "If she   receives   no   shock   until  her  mental balance is fully restored,   her   recovery may bo hoped for; otherwise���������"  "Otherwise, doctor?"  "Otherwise, if she retains   her   life, it  will be at the cost of her reason.''  "Oh!" moaned the mother, "death  would be better than that."  -There was the sound of a door opon-  ing softly down tlie hall. They all turned  their eyes that way to sec Frank Lamotte  emerging from Evan's room. He came  hurriedly toward them, , and Constance  noticed the nervous unsteadiness of his  gait, the pinched and pallid look of his  face, the feverish fire of his sunken eyes.  "Mother," ho said, in a constrained  voice, and without glancing toward Constance, ,"I think you had better have  Doctor Benoit see Evan. I have been  with him till night, and am thoroughly  worn out."  r"What ails Evan, Frank?"  ��������� "Too much liquor," with a shrug of  the shoulders. "He is on the verge of  the 'brandy madness,' he sometimes sings  of. He must have powerful narcotics, and  no cessation of his stimulants, or wc  will havo him raving about the house  like a veritable madman; and���������I have  not told him about Burrill.''  A look of contrition came into the  mother's face. Evan had kept his room  for days, but, in her anxiety for, her dearest; child, she had quite forgotten him.  "Come, doctor," she said, quickly;  "let us go to Evan at once."  They passed on to the lower room,  leaving Constance and Frank face to  face.  Constance moved back a pace as if to  re-enter tho dressing-room; burning with  anxiety as she was, to hear more concerning Clifford Heath, her womanly instincts wero too true to permit her to  ask information of her discarded suitor.  But Frank's voice stayed her movements.  "Constance, only one moment," he  said, appealingly. "Have a little patience  with me now. Have a little pity for my  misery.''  His misery! The words sounded  hypocritical; he had never lovod John  Burrill over much, she knew.  "I bestow my pity whenever it is truly  (j   needed, Frank," she said, coldly, her face  j;   whitening with   the   anguish   of her in-  {   ward thought.    "Do   you   think you are  tho only sufferer in this miserable affair?"  1        "I am the only one who can not enlist  your sympathies.    I   must   live   without  your love; I muit bear a name disgraced,  j,   yet those who   have   brought   about this  J   family disgraoe, even Clifford Heath,   in  ���������j,   a felon's cell, no doubt you will   aid and  i   pity; he is a martyr perhaps, while   I���������"  "While you���������go on,   sir;"   fierce scorn  ,;������������������   shining from the gray   eyes; bitter   sarcasm in the voice.  "While I," coming closer and fairly  hissing the words, "am set aside for him,  a felon. Oh! you area proud, woman,  and you keep your secrets well, but you  can not hide from me the fact that ever  since the accursed day that brought you  and Clifford Heath together, he- has "been  the man preferred by you. If I have lost  you, you have none the less lost him;  ;   listen."  Before she is aware of his purptwu, he  ���������has ho'r iwo wrists in   a   vice-like   grip;  . and bending down until, his lips   almost  I   touch the  glossy   locks   on   her   averted  head, ho is pouring out, in swift cutting  sentences, the story   of   the   inquest; all  the damning evidence is swiftly rehearsed;  nothing that can weigh against his rival,  . is omitted.  Feeling instinctively that he utters the  ; truth; .paralyzed   by   the   weight   of his  words; she   stands   with   head drooping  more   and   more,   with   cheeks, growing  paler, with hands that tremble anil grow  ��������� cold in his clasp.  I     He sees her terror, a   sudden   thought  ��������� possesses his   brain; grasping   her hands  still tighter, he goes madly on :���������  {��������� "Constance Wardour, in spite of the  , coldness between you, you love Clifford  i Heath. What will you do to save him?"  j '' This is too muoh! This is horrible!''  She makes, a mad effort to free herself  i from his grasp.  The question comes like a taunt, a  declaration of her helplessness. Coining  from him, it is maddening. It restores  her courage; it makes her mistress of  herself once more.  "Don't repeat that question," she says,  flashing upon him a look of defiance.  "I do repeat it!" he goes on wildly.  "Goto O'Meara; to whom you please;  satisfy yourself that Clifford Heath has a  halter about his neck; then come to mo,  and tell me if you will give yourself as  bis ransom.    I   can save him if I will. J  will save him,   only   on - one   condition.  You know what that is."  With a sudden fierce effort she frees  herself from his clasp, and stands erect  before him, fairly panting with the  fierceness of her anger.  '' Traitor! monster! Cain! Not to save  all the lives of my friends; not to save  the world from perdition, would i be  your wife! You would denounce the destroyer of that worthless clay before us.  You! Before that should happen, to save  the world the knowledge that such a  monster exists, I will tell the world  where the guilt lies, for I know."  Before he can realize the full meaning  of her words, the dressing-room door is  closed "between them, and Frank Lamotte  stands gnashing his teeth, beating ��������� the  air with his hands in , a frenzy of rage  and. despair.  While he stands ' thus, a step comes  slowly up the stair's; he turns to meet  the gaze of his father.  "Frank," says Jasper Lamotte, in low,  guarded accents, "Come down to the  library at once. It is time you knew the  truth."  CHAPTER, XXXIV.  Like a man in a dream, Frank Lamotte obeys his father's call, never once  thinks that the summons is strangely  worded. Over and over in his mind the  question is repeating itself���������What did  she mean? Was he going mad? Was 'he  dreaming? Had Constance Wardour really  said a word that rendered himself and  all that household unsafe? If she knew  who should stand in Clifford Heath's  stead, would she really spare the culprit?  No; it was impossible. Was her talk  bravado? was she seeking to deceive  him?  .'' Impossible,'' he reasons. '' If she knew  who struck that blow, then I am utterly  ruined. But she does not know���������she can  not."  Jasper Lamotte leads the way to the  library. It seems natural that he should  move softly, cautiously. A supernatural  stillness pervades the lower floor. Frank  Lamotte shudders and keeps his eyes  turned away from the closcd-up drawing  room with its silent tenant.  Wlien they arc seated face to face, with  locked door and closely drawn curtains,  Frank looks across at his father, and  notes for the first time that day the' lines  of care settling about tho sallow mouth,  and underneath the dark, brooding eyes.  A moment of silence rests between themj  whilo each reads tho signs of disaster in  the face of the other. Finally the elder  says, with something very like a sneer in  his voice:���������  '' One would think you a model mourner, your visage is sufficiently woful."  Then leaning across the table, and elevating one long forefinger; "Something  more than the simple fact of Burrill's  death has shaken you, Frank. What is  it?"  Frank Lamotte utters a low mirthless  laugh.  ' "I might say the same of you, sir;  your present pallor can scarcely be attributed to grief."  '' True;" a darker shadow falling across  his countenance. "Nor is it grief. It is  bitter disappointment. Have you seen  Miss Wardour?"  "Yes;" averting his head.  "And your case in that quarter?"  "Hopeless."  "What!" sharply.  "Hopeless, I tell you, sir; do I look  like a prosperous wooer? she will not  look at me. She will not touch me at  any prico."  Jasper Lamotte mutters a curse. '' Then  you have been playing the poltroon," he  says savagely.  The countenance of the younger man  grows livid. He starts up from his chair,  then sinks weakly back again.  "Drop the subject," he says hoarsely.  "That card is played, and lost. Is this  all you have to say?"  "All! I wish it were. What took me to  the city?"  "What took you,   true   enough.      The  need of a few thousands, ready cash.''  "Yes. Well! I have not got the cash."  '' But���������good heavens! you had ample���������  securities.''  "Ample securities, yes,"- with a low  grating laugh. "Look, I don't know who  has interposed thus in our favor, but���������if  John Burrill were alive to-night you and  I would be���������beggars."  "Impossible,while you hold the valuable���������"  1' Bah!   valuable   indeed!    you   and   I  have been   fooled, duped, deluded.      Our  treasured securities are���������"  "Well, are-what'?"  "Shams."  RULES FOR BATHING.  WHAT IS MEAT FOR SOME IS POISON  FOR   OTHERS.  A W>rninc to mothers���������Cold Water Baths  and Those AVtio Can Take Them With  Safety���������When and How to Use Hot Water.  The Bathroom and Appurtenances.  There aro very many serious illnesses  which people suffer from in after years  that can be safely traced back to the in-  Judicious way in which nurses and mothers allow children to be bathed. In many  nurseries, especially if they are large ones,  there is one hard and fast rule laid down  for how and when children should be  bathed.  Very often tho method followed is the  one that their mothers or grandmothers  were bathed by many years ago, and this  with no thought at all on the subject.  Perhaps tho child is a delicate one and  tho mother was as strong as a little bear,  but that makes no difference in the treatment, and so the child is plunged regular- -  ly into a cold bath, while its littlo teeth  chatter and its lips grow blue and it shivers for an hour after, while,' on the other  hand, if tho mother has been delicate, the  child is treated to warm baths and hot  bathrooms, till, if it is strong and healthy,  It suffers in every way from such an ill  conditioned course of treatment.  Peoplel should bear in mind that what  hurts one person will benefit another and  vice versa.' Every one has not the same  dead level constitution, and the golden rule  of the nursery should be that each chiid  should be considered as a separate being,  with a constitution all its own and not  dressed and washed and fed' by the sanio  to the head a hot bath is most valuable,  but must not be taken daily. ���������  After hunting, cycling or any active and  heating exercise a hot bath acts like a  tonic and should be taken as soon as yot.  get into the house. In case of a chill, a  cold or extreme fatigue, a hot bath should  be taken at o-ce. You should remain in  for ten minutes and then be careful not to  take any chill after. The soap that yon  use should be unperfumed and as pure as  possible, and great care must be taken to  wash off the soap after using it. An excellent plan is to have a basin of fresh tepid water beside you, into which to dip  the sponge, and then squeeze this water  over the skin. If the soap is not carefully  cleaned off,, it is apt to cause irritation.  The bathroom should always be warmed  except in summer time. Serious mischief  often arises from the neglect of this very  simple precaution. The towels should be  dry and warm. A felt bath rug is better  to stand on after coming out of the bath  than anything else and is less likely to  cause a chill. The best time for a bath is  before breakfast. If you prefer your bath  afterward, you must wait at least three  hours after a heavy meal and about an  hour after a very light one of tea and toast  only.���������Madame.  FEED BOXES.  One Stationary, the Other Tilting Over Vott  Emptying and Cleaning.  The North Carolina experiment station is at Raleigh. ��������� Bulletin No. 143  from  this station gives information of'  Woman and Neatness. -  Are women neater than men? was a  question recently asked by a cynical old  bachelor who is a stern critic as to all that  regards a woman's get up. This was the  reply: "Women are endowed with strange  vagaries, and, while extremely fastidious  in many ways, are very neglectful in  others. , Even the swellest society girl is  not as particular as to tho freshness of  her collar and cuffs as the plain, everyday  man of business; to change his linen at  least once a day is a sort of religion with  STATIONARY FEED BOX.  much value on tho subject of building1  a cheap barn, as well as some other;  things.  One of the useful chapters of information in bulletin No. 142 is on the subject of constructing feed boxes. Illustrative diagrams are printed. The first  one herewith given shows how to make  easily and cheaply a stationary feed box.  In the second illustration is a feed  box that may be swung this way and  YOIMC HEM'S  DttOT ^SCCIETr  TONIGHT  WHAT  TILTING FEED BOX.  that and turned quite oyer to be emptied*,  or cleaned. It is'easy to understand the  construction of the box from the diagram-  in bulletin No. 142.   :���������*  "BLAME  ME,   JOE,  LET'S  GO  AN   SHOW  "EM!"  ���������Pick Ma Up.  though  they were a box of  The. Ever Fitithfui.  Ten years of unhappy married life, two  years of separation, and then, when  death seemed inevitable, a happy reunion.  Such waa the experience of Thomas  Riordan.  Riordan was stabbed three times in  the hallway of a lodging house, 409 Du-  pont street, between 5 and 6 on tho morning of October 17. Two of the knife  thrusts entered the abdomen and one entered the fleshy part of his left arm.  There was no hope given   for   his recov  ery, and it was thought   only   a   matter  of hours before he would pass away.  His wife, who had been separated from  him for several years, and who was then  residing in Sacramento, read the account  of the stabbing affair in the Call, and  hastened to this city to nurse him back  to life or to console his dying hours.  All the troubles were forgotten, all  she thought of was that her husband  was dying, and it was her place by his  bedside.  Riordan was sleeping when his wife  entered the ward, and it was not until  he awoke and found her by his bedside  that he knew all the past was forgiven.  Sinoe that time she has attended him by  night and day, determined that since  fate had thrown them together again  nothing but death should separate them.  For several days he hovered between life  and death, and often Mrs. Riordan  passed nights expecting her hnsband to  draw his last breath, but at last the sick-  man showed signs of recovery, he improved rapidly, and in a few days he  I will be discharged from   the   hospital ���������*  ���������et rules as  wooden soldiers  A child should never be bathed in cold  vAter, and as persons grow older they  should not plunge into cold water if tho  heart is at all weak or the circulation  feoble. Sufforers from indigestion must  also avoid cold water baths.  When persons are strong, they may take  a cold morning tub daily. They should  Jump into it the moment they wake and  before the natural warmth of the bed has  left the body. The temperature of the water  should be not less than 60 degrees F. or  over 60 degrees.  After coming, out of the bath, into  which you should make a plunge and  oome out again within the minute, you  should dry yourself on a rough bath towel  and rub the skin till it is red and glowing. , A loofah is a good thing to use as  well.  The way to tell if this cold water bath  agrees with you is to.notice how you feel  when you come out of it. If you feel all  your blood tingling in your veins and you  feel warmer than before you went into  the water, it shows it agrees with you.  If, however, instead of tho warm, glow  you feel chilly and shivery; if your lips  turn blue and your teeth chatter; if you  can't get warm for hours afterward, then  you may be sure that you are doing the  worst thing in the world and that you  should give up the cold bath at once and  never try it again. As to those insane  people who pride themselves on sea or river  bathing all the year round, who break the  ice with delight and pride and plunge into  the water whatever the temperature is,  they may gain the wished for popularity  of paragraphs in the paper about their  foolhardiness and pluck, but they also are  laying the seeds of serious internal diseases, which will show themselves in later  life when they least expect them.  Where a person is not strong or has  heart trouble, or a tendency to it; when  they are anomic, or suffer from weak circulation or indigestion, or lung trouble,  the morning tub should always be a tepid  one���������not hot, but one with a temperature  from 68 degrees to 80 degrees. You can  remain in this for some few minutes, and  when you come out should vigorously rub  the body with a rough towel. If the skin  la at all incl;ned to be rough, a well soaped  loofah should be used as well. A hot bath  ���������that is, oi a in which the temperature is  100 degrees���������should never be used as a  daily rule, as it is very weakening. The  habit Bome people have of taking every  night a bath as hot as they can 6tand it is  prejudicial in the extreme. For those,  however, who suffer from a rush of blood  [most men. With women it is different;  they will inspect their collars and cuffs  after a day's hard wear and decide that  they will do, not recognizing the fact that  if any doubt exists on the matter they  should bo consigned to the laundry without demur.  "Again, a man is much more concerned  as to the state of his shoes than a woman;  even the poor clerk on a meager salary  spends his nickel a day for a shine without grudging, and, if it be imperative that  the nickel be saved^ he gets up earlier in  the   morning   and  wields the  blacking  cbrush himself. The woman will gown  herself in Worth's or Paguin's latest orea-  tion and forget to look at her shoes; she  is willing to condone the loss of one or two  buttons and the con sequent baggy appearance of her extremities; like the peacock,  she trusts to the gorgeousness of her plumage and hopes that her skirts will cover  all defects."���������Godey's Magazine.  A Made to Order Forehead.  The young Duchess of Marlborough has  a forehead t^ab is perfectly shaped. Its  oval has never been surpassed. This is  not a natural oval, but a cultivated one,  and was managed'for-her by the hairdresser of a Now York establishment  where she at ono timo attended school.  This hairdresser cultivates the oval of tho  forehead and was so successful in young  Miss "Vandcrbilt's case that sho has sinco  tried it upon many of ��������� her patients. It  consists in training the curves of tho hair.  Most people have over tho forehead the  most distressing point, which extend far  back. Upon these bald places a little of  the best hair restorer is rubbed daily until  the hair begins to grow there. But in  the middle of the forehead, whore it grows  down to a point, the hair is killed. This  is done by a vigorous brushing, and when  finally all has disappeared excopt a few  Btraggling l^irs these are killed by the  electric needle.  Raise the Right Kind of Horse.   .  Do not do as many did when all*  horses were a fair  price and street care-  used up  plugs.    Then  one who had a-  mare that could travel a little bred at  once to the first fast horse, regardless of",  color, form  or   breeding, intending  to-  raise, a "flier."   Mares showing some?-  draft were bred to draft stallions.   See-  ,  ing draft horses were selling for good':  prices^ some bred small, light mares to>  draft horses, and finding that heavy animals could not stand excessive heat bredi'  their half draft mares back to light  horses, thus producing plugs and scrubs.  The owners of these are mostly the ones>  who complain of horses being low.  If a saddler, roadster or draft hors������*  is wanted, one of merit and worth buying, it is found that good horses are note  so low after all. Theso are the kind  farmers should raise, and if really good  ones they will not have to sell at a sacrifice. It is not needful that they limit,  their horses to one kind, but one or  more colts of both carriage and draffe  breeding could be raised each year, and1  if size and style are obtained there is>-  always a buyer ready to pay a gooci  price for a team better than his rival!.,  owns.���������R. A. Hayne in Southern Stock.  Farm.  POPULAR SCIENCE.  The planet Venus, when well placed,  casts a strong shadow.  Salts of . cinnamic acid have been used  as a remedy for tuberculosis on 400 patients of Professor Landerer of Stuttgart.  From an experience of seven years he hopes  that he has found a lasting cure for the  disease.  Lord Kelvin calculates that the number  of molecules in a cubic inch of any gas is  100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, and in  each of these molecules there are several  atoms moving among themselves at the  rate of 70 miles a minute.  Ijive Stock Points'. >  There 6eems to be a good deal of non--  s%nse  in  the  world  still, in  spite of  printers'  ink���������maybe, indeed,   because-  of it.   One proof is the promulgation uZ  the theory that if a dairy bull gets pver--  fat his  offspring will  be of  the beefy-  type.   If a sire of race horse blood werst  too fat at the time   of  breeding, woulw  his colts be Shires or Clydesdales? Any  sire  that is too fat will lack vigor  audi  transmit  less  of. it to his descendants.,  whether  he  be a pig, horse, sheep ot  bull.    That much truth there is in  thy-  doctrine; no more.  See that your house and stable drains  do hot run into or near the wells from  which either your family or your live  stock drink. Farmers are often criminally negligent in this respect, and  both themselves and their animals drink,  disease and death year after year. Then,,  when one of the family dies of typhoicl  fever or consumption or the best cov>-  goes off with tuberculosis, the farmer  wails out that it is a "mysterious visitation of Providence." It is a visitation of  filth pure and simple, and not at aH  mysterious. ���������    "   ��������� "    <  Never preserve for stock purposes  lambs bred from a sire only a year old.  Breeding from lambs and their progeny  produces soon a flock of weakly, undersized sheep.  Tuberculosis and many other diseases  of animals may often be traced to want  of cleanliness and ventilation in stables.  Each full grown animal in a stable-  ought to have 1,000 feet of air spac8,  the entire air of the stable being changefi  twice a day.  When you build a new barn or stable.,  study the most approved plans and makf  ample provision for ventilation. Th������  architects of rural buildings today knov?  how to provide this without chilling: ;  the animals.  J  Mi  M  ���������T,  K.fi  li lilii   WafliMil   AiiWb  Cumberland,    B. G*  Issued   Every Tueciay  M. Whitney, Editor.  TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  '       IN   Ax)VANC3.  Pnc  Year    ."     .,..-.. "...   S2 0'i  \k fifonths        1-���������-'  Single Copy ;...-..     DWi  RATES.QF ADVERTISING:  pno inch per year $12.0!!  ..   month         ,1 ���������''  week, ., lino        :- 1('  Loo.il notices,per line     -:-  Notices of Birins,' Marriages and  Deaths,   50 cems each insertion.  No As vertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.,,  Persons failing to get The News re  gularly should notify the Oj-'Kicj;.  Persons having any business wj-.h T'-IK  News will please call at the office or  >vrite.  ssrAdvertisers.who want th.<ir ad  changed, should get copy in beforo  12 a.m.  Saturdays.  TUESDAY,    May 10th,     1893.  Now let Commodore Sam(p)son exert  , 'his strength and  pull down the pillars of  the Spanish defences in Cubal  ,     .       .  ��������� Events crowd fast upon each other  in this war. The destruction of the  Spanish fleet off the Phillipine Islands  was quickly followed by the fall of Manila,  and "Old Glory" waves above the islands  as the emblem of freedom to an oppressed people who have long struggled to  throw off the Spanish yoke. Nowthey  will be allowed to form a government to  suit themselves.  PLAIN SPEAKING.  There is a class oi people who pride  themselves on being plain spoken.   They  are generally nuisances.    One is  not al-  o  ways called upon to "free" his mind.    He  h.is not ordinarily a right to wound the  sensibilities of ethers. It is a duty to be  polite. A true lady or gentleman refrains from saying what is displeasing.  .A discreet silence is golden.' A  person may think what he pleasrs; f  the saying of what he thinks be liable to  give offence, he should keep his thoughts  to himself. A man may think his friend's  wife exceedingly homely, for instance;  hut if he be "plain spoken" enough to tell  -:. him so, he will likely be assisted to a very  awkward position.  THE  WAR.  No unprejudiced intelligent; persons  doubts the result of the struggle between  the United States and Spain. A nation  of 17,000,000 can not comeout victorious  with a nation of 7.0,000,000, - unless the  larger be barbarious and the smaller civilized. In the present war the larger, nation represents by fai the greater civilization.- She out-classes her enemy both  upon the land and sea. She has the  Jonger purse, and she will not only ultimately but immediately triumph. What  has happened to the Spanish fleet off the  Phillipine Islands, will happen to her  mainfleetif.it appears off the Atlantic  coast. The Spanish army in Cuba will  be captured, and the end will soon come.  The Powers will compel Spain to submit  to the loss of Cuba, and the main object  for which the Americans have drawn the  sword being accomplished, the terms of  peace will be arranged.  No one doubts the bravery of the  Spaniards, hut the material circumstances which control battles, are against  them. It is their destiny to lose all their  dependencies, which they have held solely for revenue. In the travail of arms  a new nation will be born, which we  hasten to salute.    All hail to Cuba !'  CARD OF   THANKS.  Comox, April 28, 189S.  j. E. Evans, Provincial Manager,  Union Mutual Life Insurance Co.,  Vancouver, B. C.  Dear Sir: I have bv this mail received  ^h rough you the company's check for  Sr.ooo, the amount in full, on policy  No. 1:09,654 he'd by my laic 5;on R. P.  T. Anderton. Thanking you for your  trouble and ihe Company for their  promptness in settling the claim  I remain yours very truly,  Wm. Anderton.  ILOWlfi,  FSUIT,  1  'egetaWB and M  Stock Show,  To Be Hall in OtLmberland,  Au?. 3d. and zLth. .  PRIZE LiST.  BE&T COLLECTION OF FLOWERS.  Prizes.  1 st. 2d.'  Asters, cut $1.50       $ .50  Balsams, 1.50 .50  Carnations, 1.50 .50  Chrysanthemum,  1.50 .50  Canna, pot 1.00 .50  Candy Tuft,-  cue    i.oo .50   ,  Cockscomb,    "      1 00 .50  Dahlia,        "   "      1.50 .5������  Daisy, "      1.00 .50  Di an thus,        " 1.50  Digitalis, 1.00  Flowering Sage, 1.00  Ferns, pot, 1.00  Fuschia,   ,  Geraniums,  pot     1.50  "      1.50  Gladiolas,      cut    1.50  Hollyhock,       "      1.00  .50  .50  .50  .50  .vgo  .50  ���������So '  .50  ���������So  ,  ���������5������  Heliotrope, " 1.50  Honeysuckle, " 1.00  Hydrangea, 1.00)  1st Prize by H. J. Theobald)  Ice plant,        cut   1.00 .50'  Larkspur,    '     "     l'.oo .50  Lobelia, pot     1.00 .50  Lavender, 1.00 .50  '    Lukin, 1.00 .50  Lillies, 1.50 .50  ���������'  Marigold 1.50 .50^  Mignonette, ��������� 1.00 .50    ,  Nasturtium, 1.00 .50  Mimulus, 1.00 .50  Oleander, best plant,  1.00 .00  Oxalis,                      1.50       '    .50  Palm, plant 1.50 '.50  Petunia, 1.50 .50  0   Pansy, _       6.00 4.00 j  By Smion L-dser, iu >  yo-DUi*, nh the '���������tore. s )  Paim Plant, 1.50 .50  '   '     Petunia 1.50 .50  Phlox, Dumondi. r.oo .50  Phlox, perennial, f.oo .50  Poppy, best col. 1.50 .00  Pinks,     "      "        1.50 1.50).  by Gus Hauck in goods at store.)  Roses,     "      " 5-������o[ 3-oo  By Peaeey & Co.,            J  Snap Dragon, r.oo   : 00 ���������  Stocks           ��������� ,  . ������������������ 1.50 50 .',  Sun Flowers, 1.50 .50  Sweet Peas, ,��������� 150 -S0[  by Gus Hauck in goods at store.)  Verbena, ���������    1.50 -5������  Zinnia, 1.50 .50  ���������Immortelles- i-5o -5������  Best collection, of annual flowers cut ������>3  and ������2, by 0. S. Ryder���������' 'Cheap John."  Best collection of perennials, ������3 and $'2.  Best collection of wild flowers by children  under 14 years. First prize by J. P. Davis:  1 doz., pot plants; 2d prize by J. J". ~R.  Miller ������1 worth of bulbs, tulips and carnations.  Be3t collection of pot plants ������3 and $2.  " specimen" of  hanging   baskets ������1,5.0  and 50 cetits.  Best specimens! Geranium ������100  " specimen of Fus'ohia ������1.00  "        "        " Rose ������i.00    ,  ' " VEGETABLES.  Beans, (a) green (b) loose 1 00  Beetp, table size, 100  Cabbage, ear!y, 3 heads 1 00  Carrjts, table, six, 1 00  Cauliflower, 3 heads,      1 00  C"!'ery. 3 stick's, 1 00  Ciicumbars, three, 1 00  Cress, wat>r, oue dull,   1 00  Lettuce, G heads, 3 00  Salad, Mustard and Cress,  best dit-h, 1 00  (Early Potatoes, 14 lbs 2 50  by Sam Davis.)  Oaions, six,  Peas, best dish,  Radish, 3 bunches,  Rhubarb, G stalks,  Spinach, I basket,  Squash, crook neek,  Tomato, six,  Turnips, for table, 6  FRUIT.  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  100  1 00  100  50each  50'  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  Currants, red, best plate. 1 00  50  Currrauts, black, best plate, 100  50  Currant Wine, best  bo 1 tie,                             1 00  50  Gooseberries, best plate,    1 00  50  Strawberries, beat plate, 1 00  50  Blackberries, boat plate, 1 00  50  Apples,                               1 00  50  Early Harvest,                 1 00  50  H  ��������������������� vw5* .���������������������������������-������  ULBI  Bfil  j 11 All  JlX������i  m  B  TT  n  lLXH AX*  Incorporated ,186'q  Capital pud up Jl.500.000  Mead 'Office9  RBSBmFMdJU75.0QO  ifax9 N. S.  aw m 1 in j mn uniMnrmx-MX'nusETjwGsz-z  :r-&.2ito:e3::e5S.  Antigonism, N.S., Bathu'rsfc. TST.B., Bridgewiier, N.S., Charlottetown, P.E.I., Dorchester,  N.B , Freiiericton, S.li., Guysboro, M.S., Halifax, N.cS., Kingston, N.B., Londonderry,  N.S., Lunanbmv, N.S., Maitland; N S., Moncton, N.B., Montreal, P. Q.-, NANAIMO,  B.C., Nelson, B. (J , Newcastle, N.B., Pictr-u, N.S., Port Uawkesbury, N.S., Rossl-md,  B.O., feiekville, N.B., Shuban-icadie, N.S., W������. Johns, Nfid., Summerside, P.E.I., Sydney,  N.S., Truro, N.S., Vancouver, B.C., Weymouth, N.S., Woodstock, N.B.  LOITDON,���������Tho Hank of Scotland; PARIS,���������Credit Lyonnais; BERMUDA,���������Bank  of Bermuda; HEW YORK,���������Chube National Bank; SAN FRANCISCO,���������Honykoug  dnd Shanghai Banking Corooration; BOSTON,���������National Hide and Leather Bank;  CHICAGO,���������American Exchange National Bank; CHINA and JAPAN,���������Hongkong  and Shanghai Banking Corporation.  _ 0   Accounts received on tho mos   favorable terms.  Interest allowed on Special Deposits and on Savings Bank Accounts.  All bnsincss by mail will be promptly and carefully attended to.  A. SPENCER,  Manager Nanaimo Bkancii.   ���������  Yellow Transparent,      .1 00  R.ed Astriohan, 1 00  Pears, Bartlett, 1 00  "    Piatt's favorite,     J 00  "    other varieties,      ] 00  Plump, best pht , yellow 1 00  c? "      "    rod,     1 00  "        "      "���������   blue,   ^100  Peaches "      " 1 00  Cherries, best plate, black, 1 00  " "    "'   light, 1 00  CHKJKENS.  Best pair, V.rhite Plymouth  Rock, 1 00  Best pair, B'uc, barred Ply-  mouth llo.^f 100  Best psir, B-<nvu Lofrhorn. 1 00  "      ���������������    White "  I 00  , Best "    B-ir " 1 00[  by Mr. Wiilard., J  Best pair Lan^shans,       1 00  "    Wyaiulottes,    "   1 00,  f-    Hfindm?, 1 00  "    B'i;ii,:ipi=, 1 00  "'   Ligh^Brahmahs, ] 00  "    Dark        " 1 00  ���������������    B'.acl; Spanish,    2 00    1  Agare'-vvi-, by U  II. 'L'aibell.  "    B'a-1. iVruK.rcas, I 00  c< '���������    Cnchin, ' I 00  <f    B.-dt'       " 1 00  ������'    Dorkiny, ' 1 00  "    Hamberg, 1 00  "    Game, 1 00  Best Canary S:ngcr, 1 -t0  Rrbbits, bint pair 1 00  Best uair Fjidail  Pigeons, 1 00  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50 '  50  50  r,o  50  0''v)  )"  50  50  50  50  50  50  ���������50  50  50  I.QCATLS.  We received last week some fine kale,  also small box of crisp, delicious lettuce  from Mr. Willia'm--, of"Grant & Mounce>  farm. Mr. Williaaia evidently knows a  thing or two about gardening.  A. H. .M.cCALLUM, licensed, auctioneer  wi[l attend to all sales in the district c:i  reasonable terms  . Iu another place in these columns will be  found the card of W. Anderton acknowledging the payment of the ihsurauco by  the Uiiion Mutual Life Insurance Co., of  Portland, Maine, of which J. E. Evans is  Provincial Manager. This company  hides behind no technicalties, but pay's  promptly, affording reliable insurance, and  we are pleased to:say a good word for it, as  also for its efficient and obliging manager  forB. C.  "W-^ILnI ts.  AGENTS. "The Beautiful Life of Miss  Wiilard, "her secretary and literary executor, Anna A. Gordon; introduction by Lady  lionry Somerset; sell to everybody. Great  suap! Piospeuius iifcy ceuts. BocjI;s n time.  Bradley-Garret3on,  Ltd., Toronto..  WANTED: Farmer' sons cr otiier industrious persons of fair education to whom ������00  a mouth would be au inducement. I could  also engage a few ladie3 at their own home.  T. PL. Linacott, Toroto.  WANTED   CHRISTIAN   MEN AND  W   MEN  to int&oduce "Glimpses of the Unieen," the  most; marvellous book since the publication  of the Biole. Reve iled religion demonstrated. Supernatural facts of the Bible no longer iu doubc. Rev. Dr. Austin is the editor;  Dr.Badgley, Professor of Philosophy, Victoria University; writes the introduction.  The contributors are scholarly and devout  men, among whom are Rev. Dr. Thomas,  Judge Groo, Rev. G. W. Henderson, Rev.  Win. Kettlewell, J. ii. Ooyue, M.A., Chaplin Searles, Evangelist; Crosslay and many  others. Contains experiences of Wesley,  Maak Twain,.Dr. Buckley, W.T.Ssead, ana  a host of similar men. Tlie veil separating  the spirit laud is drawn back so that all  may at least have a ^glimpse." Fall bound  canvassing book, 75c; worth twice that. Experience unnecessary. Books on time.  Freight paid. Big commission. Sells on  sight.  Bradley-Garretson Co,, Ltd., Toronto,  NOTICE  Any person or" persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to  conviction.  T,V.  E. Norris, Sec'y  NOTICE  ��������� During my temporary'absence Mr.Ken-  neth Grant will conduct for me the under  taking business. Orders left at my residence on Maryport Avenue will receive  prompt attention.    P.O. Box No 5  Cumberland, Jan. 29. 98.   Alex. Grant.  NOTICE.  Driving through the new  cemetery with  teams is strictly forbidden.  By order. M. Whitney  Dec. 13, 1S67. Sec'y pro tern  COIfiOX DIRECTORY.  H.  C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, 3.  C.  COURTSNAY  Directory.  OOVB-TENAY  HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc-  'Ja.Iuni, Proprietor. **'���������  RIVSESiDI:-:   HOTEL,   J.  J.   Grant,  ir'ropriffcor.  GEOEG33    B.    LEIGHTON,     Blacksmith and Carriag-e Maker.  Eo.r.don.Murdpck>.:  Third St Union, B.C.  ������>  in all its branches,  and Wagons ".-neat-.  lyRepaired-  J. A. Garthew  ARCHITECT anciJ BUILDER,  ���������������������������Eicliaril-F. lallis,  Notch Hill Ranch, ,���������-'���������,"  .   ... Nanoose Bay, B. C.  Breeder of thoroughbred and . high  class white Plymouth. Rocks, Black  LanGSHANGS. Over 170 prizes won  in the last five years. At Vancouver's  recent Show, out of an entry of 28  birds 26 secured prizes.  I gaurantee 10 birds to the hatch.  Infertile eggs replaced. Eggs $2.00  per setting of 1,5. .  PBOPESSIOITAXj  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office:���������First      Street,      Union, B. C  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Physician,    Surgeon   and   Accoucheur.  Offices : Willard Block, Cumberland  COURTENAY H.OUSB,   COURTENAY.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  COURTEXAY,   7 to 9  A. M. AND I'. JM.  YARV/OOD  8l  YOUNG.  BARia-TEHS and SOLICITORS  Corner of Baatlori av.d Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  of i  each month and remain ten days.  Espimait- &' Jianaimo Ey. |  n  COMMENCING   TUESDAY   15xp,   inst, \  THE  STEAMER, Cn'Y   of   Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS  FOLLOWS:  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  1  'i  Oailing at Way Ports as Freightjf|  and Passengers may offer: '    ji  , . . 'i*  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo (|  Tuesday 7 a.m. ](  ' {    Nanaimo for Comox, ������  - Wednesday 7 a.m. |i  ( "���������   Comox for Nanaimo, i'  '���������    Friday S a.m.v|  1 '    Nanaimo for Victoria, \  Saturday'7 a.m,f,'j|  FOS,  Freight  or   Staterooms ap-F  ply on board,    or -at the    Con-pany'sii;  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store  Street.  <i  Esquimalt & Nana.mc  Railway Company.  NO VICE.  Qi:  TO   PROSPECTORS,   Miners,   an^f  Holders of Mineral Claims on  unoccupi-S  ed land within the Esquimau. & Nanaim#  Railway Company's   Land   Grant���������FOR=  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date o|  this, notice,  the  Railway  Company wiJ-  sell their rights to all Minerals, (exceptin  Coal and Iron) and the  Surface rights.  Mineral Claims, at the   price ������f $5.00 pefy'  acre.    Such sales   will oe  subject  to air}'  other reservations contained in  convey4  ances   from the   Company   prior'to thisi  date.    One-half of the  purchase  monejjj  to be  paid ten   days after   recording thrj  Claim with the government,   and a clupli|  cate of, the record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.    The-balance c ''  the   purchase    money  to be paid in t\vc(  equal instalments, at the expiration of sixt  and   twelve   mo,nths,   without    ihteres|  Present  holders of Mineral Cla'ims   wh|f  have not previously made other  arrange,'  merits with the   Company  for   acquiring  Surface and'Mineral rights, "are  herci^;'  notified   to at once   make the.   first payment on their  Claims, as  otherwise thef  will be deemed and treated as trespasser"^  Leonard H. Solly, '  1  Victoria, BC.~\    Land Commissioner  June 1,  1S97.J 239)  -rtmKnmaa xntitj*  JBarber Shop  -  AND,  Balking  II  Esiahlishmen m  i  O. H. Fechner,  ��������� iti  m  i3i?.OEji?a:Eii,ora  JAMES   ABRAMS!  41  Notapy Public.  ..<?..  Agent fop the Alliance Fipl  insupanee Company of Lo ,  don and the Phoenix ������'  Haptfopd. .<���������������������������  ................  Agent fop the Provincial      c"  Building and Loan Asso-  eiationof Toponto..,..-.--  Union. B.C.  i?.  General Teaming Powdeyi  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Woofjj  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK DONEi]  fflSUMDi  "���������%}  ill  I am agent  for the  following  relia!>  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.  Current Rates. ](-,  Can be seeu afternoon's at corner offi'*,|  near The News.  Jajies Abrams. i  THIRTY-SEVENTH-YEAR.    ���������������   -f   -M  \������   4>   WORLD-WiDE CIRCULATION!^  \ Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illastratedf J  (MD!:5PEM0A?Lr. TO MINING MEN. \  I.  *��������� TlPCP-iiS 20LI,/.  ���������x:.- lz:;.  'EAS. POSTPAID.  > ii  C". .v. PlC  '���������>���������>������.������.  \       Iihll^G m SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  ���������' 220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Ca! j|  ���������M O N E Y  to loan upon improvj  real estate. L. P. Eckstein. :[f' ....-:���������.:',,���������,���������;���������,', Min'miT1*1"'1^-  gsa������ggsffy?������*5ffHa^^  l/U'  B-  VI  ii-  /*���������  ��������� :ri-1iri ���������.^-...^.--.-ii.  r-.cn i������iw." ������������������-������������������������ "������������?*������  "Full many a trouble,  Would burst like a bubble,  And into oblivion depart,  If we only would crush them   ,  And,never rehearse them,  Nor give them a place in the heart.  Passenger List.  Per City oi Nanaimo, May 4th 1S99:  Miss Castle, J. Hawkins, T. Wilson, R,  CJltm.mtB, -J. Conner, S. Haggavt, C. S.  Tait, Father Ruthven, II. H. JaMeson, J.  Cosgrove,' Mrs. Coagrove, H. Fay,"Mrs,  Fay, Miss Mi-Bay, Reg., Cosgrove, D. Todd  L^s, Mrs. D.Todd Lees, 13. Planta, Mrs.  JCemble, Miss Palmer, .Mr. Poff, Mrs.  Robertson, Mrs. Beadnell, Mr. Armiston  Mrs. Arimston, T. Martin, Mr. Damcr.  Esquimau; & lamimo -Ey.  Time   Table   No.    31,  To take effect at 7 a.m.  on Saturday  Mar.  26th 1S97.    Trains run on Pacific    -.  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.  Sat. &  | Daily. | Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and  Wellington      Ar. Nanaimo  -������������������  Ar. Wellington   a. m. | r-ju.  O.CO   I 'i.CO  V2.-20 I 7.1G  12.45 I .35  The Traveler Mam.  5He is Once More Among: Us���������Oornox  Compa.red to New York Life���������Attack on B. C Government���������Trouble  in Getting Shoes Bfl.ended.  .Editor News :  Now tbat I have wisely kept silent for  so long, and'have a short time since returned among you, I will, through the  columns of your valuable paper, let my  few friends and many acquaintances  know what I think of our country.  Since arriving here some  weeks back,  my principal occupation has been trying  to keep dry, and  to raise  the  necessary  currency to carry me back to New York;  in the former I have succeeded fairly well  and would have some success in  the last  named  undertaking   if I was left alone;  but there is always borne one one interfering.    The last one  worthy of note is the  government.    You  see it. happened  this  way:    I ambled   up to   the  government  office at  Cumberland  the  other  day, to  collect some money from the above mentioned government which I was sorely in  need of.    Imagine my surprise when the  agent kept back $3. for  revenue tax.    Of  course I objected but  to no purpose,  except that I eased  my  mind considerably  by expressing my " opinion   rather   freely  on the   government   and   its   respective  agents;    I tried to convince the agent 1  '     was not a resident   of Comox,   merely a  tourist   passing  through;  but ,he   said I  o   was under the protection of ihe   government anyhow.    Now I would   advise the  government to rest   easy   on this   point,  while 1 declare my intentions of protecting myself in the future.    If tlie .government is rea[ly in need of financial aid, all  it would need  to do is  to send   me word,  and 1 would do what 1 could for it.    Bui  it demanded the $3 and   surprised   me lo  such an extent I have not yet   recovered.  Now I think if a visitor  to this country  pays his board and  minds his own business the government ought to  leave him  alone.  Among other means of pastime, I have  been looking for suitable footwear, but so  far with little or no success, as to size; so  I am trying to keep my old ones together  till I return, wh.ch you may be sure will  not be long. I got a patch on the sole  of my left Noli, and walked home, a  ���������distance of eight miles, and found 1 had  worn it off getting home; so I couldn't  see much profit in that trip except that I  put two-bits in circulation. This is only  ' one of the many disadvantages of this  place compared with New York where  the government does not charge so much  per annum, for protecting you; and a well  built man can gel shoes to fit him. I  still have in my possession a revenue tax  receipt, which will be well framed, and  ���������occupy a conspicuous place in my parlor  on my return; and I only hope tlie  Spaniards will leave enough of New  York for me to find; or if ' they leave the  7th ward intact, I will be satisfied.  Now hoping I will not leave barefooted  and  that. I will   not be  called on to support the government again, I .vill close.  American Travler.  GOING   SOUTH���������Read up.  j     A  M    1    1J M  I Daily. | Sat. &  ���������     , - Sund'y.  Ar. Victoria ., I    12.07 1    8.00   ,  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..  |   8.4(5    |    1.2S  Lv, Wellington for Victoria   j   8.25    |n 4 25    -  For rates and information apply   ac Com-  pnny'a ollices,  A.DUNSMUIR,-   -        JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. G'e'n'l Supt  U.K. PRIOR,  Han. Freight and Passenger Agt-  BLACK   DIAMOND  NURSERY..  lip p CI 1  ���������    ��������� /EfTDealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DOME  If our readers have any local news of in  tcreat, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if brought to the office.  Gomo������ IRoao, IRanaimo, 3B. G.  Fuit trees   of   all   descriptions*  Ornamental   trees. Shrubs, and  Roses,  ASTAgent for the  Celebrated. Gurney,  r.  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranees   Man.uiactu.rer of tho  New Air-tight heaters  THIS IS A SNAP.���������Ono half Lot 4 in  Block 5, on Penrith Ave., second house  west of English Church. Neat cottage,  $ls������ stable.    See Frank J. Dalby, Agent.  P. O. BOX 190  XXXXXXXXXXX  HUTCHERSON & PERRY:  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets   at the close   of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. VV. Hicks, pastor.  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services ai 11 a.m. and  7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meetb at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C. Dodds, pastor.  COEPOMTM Of THE  GITI OF  CUIBIRLAID. B. 0.  ���������o���������  Sunday Observance By-law,  1898.  _ o���������  Ee it therefore enacted by the Mayor and  Aldermen of the City of Cumberland as  follows:���������  1. No person having a license to sell intoxicating liquors nor auy keeper of licensed premises .-.hall sell or allow, permit or  snfii.-r.aay i' toxicating liquors to De sold on  his premises between cue iiouro of eleven  o'clock.ou .Satusdny uight and one o'clock  On Mo-idty iii'ik-umg following, nor shall hu.  allow any incox cauug liquors purchased before the hour of closing to be consumed on  the premises, except m such cases where a  requisition signed by a registered medical  practitioner is produced by the vendee or  or his agent, and after three convictions nn-  i der this by-law of selling ox suffering to be  sold or used, the license -of said premises  shall be forfeited and cancelled forthwith.  2. Tlie keeper of any licensed   premises  shall keep the bar-.roorn, or room  in which  intoxicating liquor is trafficked   in,   closed  as against all persons, other than   members  ot his family   or   household,    between   the  hours of eleven o'clock on Saturday and one  o'clock on the Monday morning   following,  neither shall he allow, permit, or suffer [any  light to be used in the said room,"   and   the  glass in every window in such bar-room  or  room where intoxicating  liquor  is   vended  shall be transparent, nor shall there be permitted any curtain or shutter or  other   device at any windww of such room during the  time aforesaid.    And any   keeper   of   such  licensed premises or any   person   having   a  license to sell intoxicating liquors   who   allows or suffers any person or persons to frequent or be present  in   such   bar-room   or  room in which intoxicating   liquor   is trafficked in, or makes use of any device or   allows any partition to exist which may   pre_  elude the public from obtaining a full   view  of the bar through the window of  the   said  rooui during the time   aforesaid,    shall   be  guilty of   an   offence   under   this   by-law.   |  The keeper shall include the person actually  contravening the provisions of this   by-law,  as well as tho lessee or  person   licensed   to  sell liquors in any iicensed premises.  3. Every person, not not heiug the occupy nt or a member of the family of the licensee or lodger in the house, who buys or  obtains any iutoxicatinS liquor during the  time .prohibited by this by-law for the sale  thereof, in any place where the fame is or  may be sold by wholesale or retail, shall be  deemed guilty of an offence under this  by-lav/.  i.Any person, not beinj: a member of, the  family or house hold of the licensee or keeper of any licensed premises, found in the j  bar-room or rooms where intoxicating li- j  qucrs are usually trafficked in during the ''  prohibited hours aforesaid shall be deemed j  guilty of an offence under this by-law. ���������  5. No person or persons shall sell sell or j  expose for sale goods or merchandise be- j  tween the hours of eleven o'clock on Satur- j  day night, and one o'clock on the Monday )  morning following, and all business, trade j  or calling shall closed during the time afore- 1  said, except druggists   aud   livery   stables,  1  Any person or persons infringing on all ������r  part of this by-law shall be deemed guilty  of an offence uuder this by-law.  6.    Auy person or persons convicted  of a  breach of the provisions of this by-law   before the Mayor, Police Magistrate,   or   any  other Justice or Justices of the  Peace hav-  ' ing jurisdiction within the City of  Cumberland, on the oath or affirmation of any cred-  able witness, shall forfeit and   pay   at   the  discretion of the said Mayor, Police Magistrate. Justice or Justices of the  Peace  con-  victing, a-penaltj' for the first   offence   not  exceeding $50 nor less than $20, for tho sec ���������  oncl offence not lass than $30 nor more than  ������100, together with the costs of  conviction;  and in default   of   payment   forthwith,   it  shall and may be   lawful   for   tne   Mayor,  Police Magistrate, or Justices convicting as  aforesaid to issue a warrant under his  hand  and seal, or in case the said Mayor,   Police  Magistrate, Justice or Justices, or any  two  or more of them, are acting together   therein, then under the hand and seal of  one   of  them, to levy the said penalty and costs, or  costs only, by distress and sale of the offender or offender's goods aud chattels, and   iu  case of no sufficient distress to   satisfy   the  said penalty and costs it shall aud may   be  lawful for the   Mayor,    Police   Magistrate,  Justice or Justices convicting   as   aforesaid  to commit the offender or offenders   to   one  of Her Majesty's  jails,     with   or   without  hard labor, for any period not'exceed ing six'  calendar mouths,   uuleBs  the   penalty   and  costs be sooner paid.  7. The provisions of this .by-law shall  not api'ly to the furnishing of liquor io  bona lide ti-kvellers, nor iu the case of hotel and restaurant -keepers supplying liquor  to their guests with rueais.  S This by law may be cited for all tc.ur-  po������es as the "Sunday Observance   By-La*-,  I89S.  Passed by tho Municipal Council  on   the  12th April 1S9S.  Reconsidered and finally paesed the 25th  day of Apiil, A. D. 189S.  LEWIS MOUNCE, Mayor  LAWRENCE WM. NCJNNS,  City Clerk.  er immorality"or indeceney on auy street or'  pubiic place.  UICUNEKNESSANB VAGK4.XCY,  G. Any person toutiddrunk or disorderly iu any stree or public place, and all v a-  grants (the meaniug of which shall be laid  dovvn in the Criminal Code of IS92, of the  Dominion of Canada) found wittwi the City  Kmits shall be subject to the penalties of  thid by-law.  GAMBLING.  7. No person dhall expose in auy street  or public place any table or device of at.<y  kind whatever upon <���������>*-��������� with which a������������y  game of chance or hazard can be p ayed,  and no person shall play at or upoa such table or device or at auy unlawful guine or  games of chance or hazard in any street or  public place.  S. No person shall keep or permit- to be  kt-pt or used in auy house, room or other  place for the purpose of gambling, any fai o  bank, rouge et noir, roulorte table or other  device for gambling, or to permit or to allow any games of ehatfco or hazard wim  dice, cards or other device to be played for  money, liquor or other things within such  house or place, and the Police Magistrate ov  other Justices of the Peace may order ail  faro banks, rouge et noir. roulette tableland other devices for gambling found in any  such house, room or other pi es to ��������� he  seized and destroyed.  SALE  OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS, TOBACCO   Oil  CIGARETTES TO MINORS.  9. No person shall sell or give any intoxicating drink, tobacco or cigarettes to  auy child under the age of sixteen years,  nor shall he knowingly permit any person  under the age of sixteen years, - other than  his own child or employe, to remain in such  saloon, bar-room, or other place where spirituous or intoxicating liquors, tobacco orc  cigarettes are sold or kept for sale, or to engage in any game of cards, billiards, bagatelle or any other game in such saloon, barroom or place aforesaid.  CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.  10. No person shall be guilty of wantonly, cruelly or unnecessarily beating, abusing, over-driving'or' tofturing any cattle,  poultry, dog, domestic animal or bird, nor  shall any person, v/hile driving any cattle  or other animal, by negligence, ill-use the  the same by means whereof, any mischief,  damage or injury is done to such cattle or  aaimal, nor shall any person encourage, aid  or assist at the fighting or baiting of any  bull, bear, badger, d< g, cock or other kiud  of animal whether domesLic or wild nature,  nor shall any'p ra<>n build, make, maintain,  kc-p or allow a cock-pit to be built,   made,  fl or kept on   premises   belonging  GORDON   MURDOCK'S .  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  R6asonauleJ?rices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  CU-MBEHL.AND,    B., O.  $  SUBSCRIBE   TO   THE   NEWS,  Subscription a year $$$$$$$$  Society     Cards  I    O    O.   F.    ,  Union Lodge,   No.   n.   meets   e ery  Friday night at '8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren'cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S. '  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & Ai M,    B. C. R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge  meets���������   first   Friday    in   each  month.    Visiting brethren arc cordially  invited to attend.  R. Lawrence, Sec  Hiram LoGge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on,or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested.  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland Encampment.  No. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets everv alternate   Wednesdays ol  each month at 8  o'clock p. m.    Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.      - ;,  John Combe, Scribe.  Cut' ill TffO.  Corporation   of the City  of Cumberland, B. C.  "Public     Morals     Amendment  By-Law, 1898."'. ���������'���������*���������  The Municipal Council of the Corporation  of the City of Cumberland, enacts as  follows:^���������  INDECENCY.    ,-.  1. No perso shall indecently expose  any part of his or her person iu any street  ur pubiic place nor shall the pica of answering- the call of nature be considered a palliation of the offence.  2.. No person shall post up any indecent  placard, writing or picture, or write any indecent or immoral words or make any indecent pictured or drawing on auy public or  private building, wall,'-fence, sign, monument, post, sidewalk, \.lavement or auy other thiag or place in aud street or public  place or grounds.  3 No person shall sell or offer to sell  uuj- iudocent or leu'd book, p^per, picture,  plate, drawing, or other thing, nor exhibit  auy iadecent or immoral show or exhibition  or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd  play, or other representations of the like  effect withiu tho City limits.  HOUSES OF ILL-FAME.  4. Any person who shall be found guilty of keeping or maintaining, or being an  in mate, or habltiu������l fri-crienter of, or iu auy  way ooimoeSed with, or in auy way contiib-  uting to, tha .support of any disordei ly  hou.-ic or house of ill-fami-, or who shall  knuwiuf;ly own or by interested a-j propri-  ecor, kt!nU������>rd, feuao5 or occupant of .such  house shall be subject to t^e penalties of  this by-law.  SWEAIUSU  Oil IMMOKALITV.  5. No person shall make use of profane  swearing, obscene, blasphemous or grossl5T  insulting 'language, or be guilty of auy oth.  maintained  to or occupied by him.  11. At;y person convicted of a breach oF  any of the pr.nlsions of this by-lav/ shall  forfeit and pay, at the cli.ccre.ion of the con-  victiug Magistrate, a uae not excecdiug fifty dollars for each offence, exclusive c.f  of costs, cither forthwith or within such  period as the said convicting Magistrate  shall think fit to order, or be committed to  prison for any term not exceeding one  month at the discretion of the * convicting  Magistrate; and in case such fine and costs  shell not be paid at the time appointed, the  same may be levied by distress or sa'e of  the goods aud chattels of the offender, and  for want of sufficient distress such offender,  may be'imprisoned for any time not exceeding oue month, the imprisonment' to cease  upon payment of the fine and costs.  This by-law may be cited for all purpo es  as the "Public Morals Amendment By-Law,  1898."  Passed the Municipal Council on the 12th  April 1S9S.      '���������  Reconsidered and finally passed the   25th  day of April 1S98  LEWIS A. MOUNCE, Mayor.  LAWRENCE Wm. NUNNS,  City Clerk.  Hereafter the subscription rates to Tb������,  Vancouaer Daily and Semi-Weekly World  will be as follows-: ���������_  Daily edition, by mail, per annum   $5.00  Do. for six months 2.75  Do. per month ' 0������  ' The Semi Weekly edition, mailed,       -,  per annum "-'       iSL  Do. for six months % 60  Advance payments insisted upon in every  instance.  The foreign postage   (that is to all cour������  tries outside of Canada, Newfoundland, and  the United States) will be added to the subscription rates. ��������� -.; ?���������  K& Sample copies supplied on application.  ,    Address��������� -- ���������'  THE WORLD.  J.C.McLagan,     ,      Vatscocnbr, B.O;  Manager.  GO TO  Fred   Kimple  The only   First  Artist in  Class   Tonsorial  the  City.  When you may wish an easy shave  A s good as barbers ever gave,  Just call at my Shaving Parlor  At morn, eve. or busy noon  r cut and dress the hair with'grace  To suit the contour of the face,  The room is neat and towels clean  Scissors sharp and razors keen.  And everything I think you 11 find  To suit the taste and please the mina;  And all that art and skill can do,  If you just call I'll do for yoxi.  FRED KIMPEL.  Miik,  Vegetables.  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatriek.  Union, B. C.  x     also    x  Horseshoing and  GENERAL  Blacksmith ing.  ���������Having secured the Harrigan ranch  .Iv am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, and  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland,   A   share   of patronage   is  solicited.  JAMES REID.  For Ornamental Trees  Shrubs,   Roses,    Crcenhouse   and  Beddintf Plants, Cut Flowers,   GO  NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment   Act, and Provincial  Revenue Tax.  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C.  i*������ff Ornamental  Designs a Specialty  Fou Sale or Lease���������House cf 4 rooms,.  Chicken House and Stables; also 1 3 4 acrea  of land suitable for a garden, located at;  Saudwick. Apply at News office or to Wia  Duncan, Sandwick, B. C.  m  ii  '&*!!  mm  sip  ill  .5  ft  III  ill  "-111 (CONTINUED.)  i     Utter silence in the cell.    The lawyer's  ! pencil travels on���������scratch, scratch,  scratch. Ray sits moody and troubled of  aspect. Doctor Heath looks with some  f curiosity upon the movements of the lit-  > tie lawyer, and inwardly wonders at his  ������ coolness. He has expected expostulation,  \ indignation; has even fancied that his obstinate refual to lend his friends any assistance may alienate them from his case,  leaving him to face his fate alone. He sees  how Vandyck is chafing, but he is puzzled by the little lawyer's phlegmatic acceptance of the situation.  Presently, the lawyer looks   up, snaps  his notebook together with a quick move-  ,ment, and then stows it away carefully  in his breast pocket.  I "Umph!" he begins, raising the five  fingers of his right hand and checking  off his items with the pencil which he  has   transferred   to   the   left.      "Umph!  'Then your case stands like this, my  friend:   A man   is found dead near your  'premises; a   handkerchief   bearing   your  Iname covers his   face; a   knifo   supposed  to belong to you is with the body.  t  'i  ���������If  a  i  You  are known   to   have   differed   with   this  man; you have knocked him   down; you  have   threatened   him     in     the   public  streets. , You are a stranger to W���������.  This  murdered   man   claimed   to know some-  |thing to your disadvantage. He is known  to have set out   for   your   house;'   he   is  found soon after, as   I   have ��������� said, dead.  You acknowledge   the knife   and   handkerchief to be yours;   you   can   offer no  alibi, you can   rebut .none   of  the testimony. You refuse to tell aught   concerning your past   life.    That's   a   fine case,  now; don't you think so?''  "It's a worthless case for you,0'Meara.  ', You had better leave me to fight my own  'battles."  | "Umph! I'm going to leave you for  [the present; but this battle may tu::i  out to be not'entirely your property, n y  (friend. Since you won't help me, I won t  disturb you farther. Come along, Vandyck."  i 'Young Vandyck began at once to expostulate, to entreat, to argue; but tho  little lawyer cut short the tide of his eloquence.  "Vandyck, be quiet! Can't you let a  gentleman hang himself, if he sees fir?  No, I see you can't: it's against your  nature.   Well, come along; we will see if  (���������we  can't outwit   this  would-be suicide,  and the hangman, too." And he fairly  forces poor, bewildered Ray from tiv.  room. Then, turning again toward hi.-s  uncommunicative client, he says:���������  "Oh, I'll attend to that knife  business  at once, Heath, and let  you hear the result."  \    "Stop a moment,  O'Meara. There is  and that is���������have  body   examined   at  could observe, with-  the knife that killed  one thing I can say,  the wounds in   that  once.  As nearly as I  out a closer scrutiny.  was not the knife   found   with the body.  It was a smaller, narrower bladed knife;  'and���������if an expert examines that knife,  ' the one found, ho will be satisfied that it  t has never entered any   body,.. animal   or  human. The point has never been dipped  in blood." '  "Oh! ho!" cries O'Meara, rubbing his  hands together briskly. " So! we are waking up! why didn't you mention all this  before? But there's time enough! time  'enough yet. I'll have the body examined;  and-by'tlie'best surgeons, sir; and I'll see  you to-morrow, early; good evening.  Heath."  "I'm blessed if I understand all this,"  Durst out Ray Vandyck, when they had  gained the street. "Here you have kept  me with my. rnouth stopped all through  this queer confab. I want a little light  on this subject. What ' the deuce ails  Heath, that he won't lift his voice to defend himself? And what the mischief do  you let him throw away his best chances  for? I never heard of such foolhardiness."  "Young man," retorts the lawyer,  ���������with a queer smile upon his face, "just  at present I have no use for that tongue  ofyours. You may be all eyes and cars,  the more the better; but I'm going to include you in a very important private  consultation; and, don't you open your  mouth until somebody asks you to; and  then mind you. get it open quick enough  .and wide enough."  CHAPTER XXXI.  I    "Well!"  j It is Mr. AYedron, of the New York  -"Bar, who utter this monosyllable. He sits  at the library table in tho little lawyer's  'sanctum: opposite him is his host, and  a little farther away, stands Ray Vandyck; a living, breathing, gloomy faced  but mute interrogation point. He has  just been introduced to Mr. Wcdron, and  he is anxiously waiting to hear how  these two men propose to save from the  gallows a man who will make no effort  to save himself.  v- "Well!" repeats Mr. Wcdron, "you have  seen the prisoner?"  >-.    "We have seen him."  "And the result?"  ' "Was what you predicted. See, here in  my note book, I have his vex*y words-;  you can judge for.yourself."  O'Meara passes his note book across  to  his   questioner,    and   the    latter     reads  ���������rapidly, the short   sentences   scrawled by  | his host.  *    "So," he says, lifting his eyes from the  note book.    "Doctor Heath refuses to de-  Ifend himself. Mr. Vandyck," turning  suddenly upon Ray, "sit down, sir; draw  your chair up hero; I wish to look at  you, sir."  ] Not a little  orders like a  mutely.  / "Now then," says Mr. Wedron, with  brisk good nature,' "let's get down to  business. Mr. Vandyck, I am here to  save Clifford Heath; I was at the inquest; I have had long experience in this  sort of business, and I arrive at my conclusions rapidly, after a way of my own.  O'Meara, prepare to write a synopsis of  our reasonings."  astonished,    but obeying  veteran,    Ray     complies  "Of your reasonings," corrects the lawyer, drawing pen and paper toward himself.  '' Of my reasonings then. First; are yon  ready, O'Meara?"  , "All ready."  "Well, then; and don't stop to be astonished at anything I may say. First,  Clifford Heath knows who stole his handkerchief; and who stole his knife." fy  A grunt of approbation from O'Meara;  a stare of astonishment from Ray.  "For some reason, Heath has resolved  to screen the thief." Scratch, scratch.  '' But he does not feel at all sure that the  one who stole his belongings is the one  who struck the blow."  Ray stares in astonishment.  "Mow then, there has been a plot on  foot against Heath, and I believe him to  have been aware of it." He is looking  at Ray, and that young man starts  guiltily.".'-": ;���������<���������  "Put down this, O'Meara," says Mr.  Wedron, suddenly withdrawing, his gaze.  "Doctor Heath has nothing to blush for  in his past. He withholds Iris story  through pride, not through fear; but it  may be necessary to tell it in court, in  order to prove that he did not know  John Burrill previous to the meeting in  Nance Burrill's cottage; and if he refuses  to tell his story, I must tell it for him."  It is O'Meara's turn: to be surprised,  unci he writes on with eager eye and  bated breath.  'And now. O'Meara,"   concludes   Mr.  Wedron, "there were two parties sworn  to-day, who did not tell all they knew  concerning this affair. One was���������Mr.  Francis Lamotte."  Ray breathes again.  "The other was���������Mr. Raymond Vandyck."  Ray colors hotly, and half starts' from  his seat." O'Meara lays down his pen, and  stares across at his contemporary, but  that individual' proceeds with, unruffled  serenity.  "Mr. Vandyck did not tell all that he  knows, because he feared that in some  way his testimony might' be turned  against Clifford Heath. Here he can have  no such scruples. Our first, step in this  case must be to find out who Clifford  Heath suspects; and why he will not denounce him."  "And that bids fair to be a tough undertaking," says O'Meara.  "Not at all, Mr. O'Meara. I expect  that this young man can give us all the  help we need."  "I," burst out Ray. "You mistake,  sir; I can not help you."  "Softly, sir; softly: reflect a little, this  is no time for over-nice scruples; besides,  I know too much already. We three arc  here to help Clifford- Heath. Mr. Vandyck, can you not trust to our discretion;  you may be able, unknown to yourself,  to speak the word that will free your  friend from'the foulest charge that was  ever preferred against a, man. Will you  answer my questions frankly, or���������must  Ave set detectives to hunt for the information you could so easily give?"  Tho calm, resolute tones of the stranger  have their weight with the mystified Ray.  Instinctively he feels the power of the  man arid tho weight of the argument.  " What do you wish to know, sir?" he  says, quietly. . "I am ready to serve  Clifford Heath." ,  "Ah, very good;" signing to O'Meara.  "First, sir, as a friend of Doctor Heath,  do you know if he has recently had any  trouble, any disappointment? He is a  young man.    Has he been jilted, or���������"  '' Ah-h-h !" breaks in O! Meara; " why  didn't you ask'me that Wedron? Upon  my soul, I have heard plenty about this  same business."  "Then take the;'witness stand, sir.  What do you know ? You won' t be over  delicate in bringing facts to the surface."  ': Why,:' rubbing his hands serenely, ''I  can't see your drift, Wedron,, any .more  than can Vandyck here; but I have heard  Mrs.. O'Meara discuss the probable future  of Clifford Heath until I have it' by  heart. Not long ago she was sure he,  Heath, was in love with Miss Wardour,  and we all thought she rather favored  him, although it's hard to guess at a woman's real feelings. Later, quite lately,  in fact, the thing seemed to be all off,  and my wife has commented on it not a  little.','  "Oh!" ejaculates Mr. Wedron. "And���������  had Doctor Heath any rivals?"  , "Miss Wardour has plenty of lovers;  but I.believe that Mr. Frank Lamotte  was the only rival he ever had any reason  to fear." .  "Ah! so Mr. Frank Lamotte   has been  Heath's   rival?   Handsome   fellow,   that  Lamotte!    'Miv .Vandyck," turning   suddenly upon Ray, "the ice is now broken.  What do you know, or think, or   believe,  about this attachment to Miss Wardour?"  "I think that  Heath   really   hoped   to  win her at one time, and I   believed   his  chances were good.    .Something,   I don't  know what, has come between them."  "Do you think she has refused   him?"  "Honestly, I don't,sir. I think there is  a misunderstanding."  "And young Lamotte, what of   him?"  "I suppose he has  come   in   ahead; in  fact, have very good cause   for   thinking  him engaged to Miss Wardour."  "Bah!" cries O'Meara, contemptuously,  "I don't believe it. There's .nothing sly  about Constance. She wrould have told me  or my wife."  "I'll tell you my reasons for saying  this, gentlemen," says Ray, after a moment's hesitation. "I'll tell you all I can  about the business. Some time ago,  shortly after Heath's last encounter with  Burrill, I came into town-one day to keep  an appointment with him."  "Stay! Can you recall the date?"  '' It was on Monday, I believe, and early  in the month."  "Goon."  "I met one of the Wardour servants,  who gave me a note. It was a request  that I wait upon Miss Wardour at once;  she wished to consult me on some private  matters. Miss Wardour and I, you must  understand, are very old friends."  "Yes, yes; go on."  "I excused myself to Heath, and, just  as I was lea-ving the office Lamotte came  in. He challenged me, in bandinage, as  though he had a right to say who should  visit Wardour. He overheard me telling  Heath where I was going.''  "Yes,"  "During my call, I made some allusion  to Lamotte, speaking of him as her accepted lover. She did not deny the charge  my language implied, and I came away  believing her engaged to Lamotte. When  I returned to Heath's office Lamotte had  gone, and Heath asked me, rather  abruptly, if I believed Miss Wardour  would marry Lamotte. I replied, that I  did believe it then, for tho first time."  "Ah, yes! Mr. Vandyck, are you aware  that on this same day, this Monday of  which you speak, Clifford Heath received  an anonymous note, in a feminine hand;  warning him against danger, and begging  him to leave town?"  "What, sir?" starting and coloring,  hotly.  "Ah, you are aware of that' fact.    Did  you see that note, Mr. Vandyck?"  "I did," uneasily.  "How did Heath treat it?"  "With titter indifference."  " So I, And did he, to your  knowledge,,  receive other warnings?"        '  "I am quite sure he.did not."  "During your call at   Wardour   Place,  did Miss Wardour mention Doctor Heath."  "She���������did," reluctantly. ,,   .  '' She did. Can you recall what was  said."    . ' :':.������������������'  "It was soon after that street encounter  with Burrill. I related the circumstance;  she had not heard of it."  "And did she seem unfriendly toward  Heath?"  '' On the contrary, I think she was, and  is, his friend."  ,   "You met Lamotte in   Heath's   office.  Does Lamotte go there often?"  "Why, he made a pretence of studying  with Heath, but he never stuck close to  anything; he had read a little in the  city, I believe."  "Then he is quite at home in Heath's  ���������office?"  '' Quite at home.''.  "Thank you, 'Mr. Vandyck." Mr.  Wedron draws baok from the table and  smiles blandly upon p'or Ray. "Thank  you, sir. You are an admirable witness;  for tho second time to-day you have  evaded leading questions, and withheld  more than you hare told. But I won't  bear malice. I see that you are resolved  not to tell why Miss Wardour summoned  you to her presence on that particular  day; so I won't insist upon it���������I will  find out in some other way."  "Thank you," retorts Ray, rather  stiffly. "It will be a relief to me, if you  can do so. Can I.answer anymore questions, sir?"  "Not to-night. And, Mr. Vandyck, as  a friend of Clifford Heath's, we ask you  to help us, and to share our confidence.  Now, we must find out-first, if Constance  Wardour is engaged - to Lamotte; and  second, the cause of the estrangement between herself and Doctor Heath. Can you  suggest a plan?"  "Yes," replies Ray, a- smile breaking  over his face. "Send for Mrs. Aliston,  and question her as you have me.''  " G ood!" cries Mr. , Wedron. '' Excellent!"  CHAPTER XXXII.  During the night that saw   Sybil Burrill's reason give   way   under   the  long,  horrible   strain  that,.hadborne   upon it;  the'night that witnessed the   downfall of  Frank Lamotte's   cherished   hopes,    and  closed the earthly career of ^ John Burrill;  Mrs. Lamotte and   Mrs. Aliston hovered  over the bed where lay Sybil, now tossing  in delirium, now   sinking   into   insensibility.  Early in the  evening   Dr.   Heath  had been summoned, and he had responded promptly to Mrs. Lamotte's eager call.  They could do   but   little   just   then,  save to administer opiates; he   told them  there was every symptom of  brain fever;  by to-morrow he would know what course  of treatment to pursue; until   then keep  the patient quiet,   humor all her whims,  so far as was possible; give her no stimulants,   and,   if   there   avus   any   marked  change send for him at once. ,  The two anxious women hung upon  his��������� words; afterward, they both remembered how cheerful, how brave and strong  he seemed that night; how gentle his  voice was; how kindly his glance; how  soothing and reassuring his manner. I  In the gray of the morning, Sybil  dropped into one of her lethargies after  hours of uneasy rnutterings, that would  have been mad ravings but for the doctor's powerful opiate; and then, after a  word combat with Mrs. Lamotte, just  such an argument as ��������� has occurred by  hundreds of sick beds, where two weary,  anxious watchers vie with each other for  the place beside the bed, and the right  to watch in weariness, while ��������� the other  rests; after such an argument,, Mrs. Aliston yielded to the solicitations of her  hostess, and withdrew, to refresh herself  with a little sleep.  The vigil bad been an unusual one,  and Mrs. Aliston was very weary. No  sound disturbed the quiet of the elegant  guest chamber where she lay; and so it  happened that a brisk rapping at her  door, at ten o'clock in the morning,  awoke her from heavy, dreamless slumber, and set her wandering wits to wondering vaguely what all this strangeness  meant. Then suddenly racalling the  events of the previous night, she sat up  in bed aud called out:���������  "Who is there?" ' \  "It's ten o'clock, madam," replied the  voice of Mrs. Lamotte's maid; "and will  you have breakfast in your room, or in  the dining room?"  Slipping slowly out from the downy  bed, Mrs. Aliston crossed to the door,  and peering out at the servant, said:���������  "I will breakfast here, Ellen. How is  Sybil?"  "She is worse, I think, madam, and  Mrs. Lamotte is very uneasy; I think  she wishes to speak with you, or she  would   not have had you wakened."  "Tell her I vill come to her at once;"  and Mrs. Aliston closed the door and  began a hurried toilet; before it was  completed, Mrs. Lamotte herself appeared;  she was pale ana heavy eyed, and seemed  much agitated.  "Pardon my intrusion," she began,  hurriedly; "I am uneasy about Sybil;  she is growing very restless, and for more  than an hour has called unceasingly for  Constance. Do you think your niece  would come to us this morning? Her  strong, cool nerves might have some influence upon poor Sybil." '  "lam sure she will come," replied  Mrs. Aliston, -warmly, "and without a  moment's delay. I will drive home at  once, Mrs. Lamotte, and send Constance back."  "Not until _ you have had breakfast,  Mrs. Aliston. And how can I thank you  for your goodness, and your help, during  the past horrible night?"  "By saying nothing at all about it, my  dear, and by ordering the carriage the  moment I have swallowed a cup of  coffee," replied the good-hearted soul,  cheerily. "I hope aud trust that Sybil  will recover very soon; but if she grows  worse, you must let me help you all I  can.''  Half an hour later the Lamotte carriage rolled swiftly across the bridge and  towards Wardour; and so Mrs. Aliston,  for.tho time at least, was spared the  shock that fell upon the house of Maple-  ton, scarce fifteen minutes later���������the hews  of John Burrill's murder, and the finding  of the body.  Little more than an hour later Constance Wardour sprang from the carriage  at the door of Mapleton, and ran "'hurried-.'  ly up the broad steps. The outer door  stood wide open, and a group of servants :  were huddled about the door of the drawing room, with pale, affrighted faces,  and panic-stricken manner.  Seeing them, Constance at once takes  the alarm. Sybil must be worse; must  be very ill indeed. Instantly the question  rises to her lips:���������   ,  "Is Sybil���������is Mrs. Burrill worse?" and  then she hears the startling truth.  "John Burrill is dead. John Bun-ill  has been murdered." In bewilderment,  in amazement, she hears all there is to  tell, all that the servants know. A messenger came, telling only the bare facts.  John Burrill's body has been found in  an old cellar; Frank has just gone, riding like a madman, to see that the body  is cared for, and to bring it home. Mrs.  Lamotte .has been told the horrible news;  has received it like an icicle; has ordered  them to1 prepare the drawing room for  the reception of the body, and has gono  back to her daughter.    '  All this Constance hears, and then,  strangely startled, and vaguely thankful  that Frank is not in the house, she goes  up to the sick room. Mrs. Lamotte rises  to greet her, with a look upon her face  that startles Constance, even more than  did the news she had just heard below  stairs. '  Intense feeling has been for so long  frozen out of that high-bred, haughty  face, that the look of the eyes, the compression of the lips, the fear and horror  of the entire countenance, amount almost  to a transfiguration.  She draws Constance away from the  bed, and into,the dressing room beyond.  Then, in a voice .husky with suppressed  emotion, she addresses her as   follows:   "Constance Wardour. I am about to  place my honor, my daughter's life, the  honor of all mv family, in your hands.  There is not another living b������ing in  whom to trust, and I must trust some  one. I, must, for my child's sake, have  relief, or my reason, too, will desert me.  Constance, that sick room holds a terrible secret���������Sybil's secret. If you can  share it with me, for Sybil's sake, I will  try to brave "this tempest, as I. have  braved others; if you refuse"���������she paused  a moment, and then whispered fiercely:���������  "If you refuse; I will lock that chamber door, and Sybil Lamotte shall die in  her delirium before I will allow an ear  that I cannot trust,within those walls,  or the hand of a- possible enemy to administer one life-saviug draught." '  Over the face   of   Constance   Wardour  crept a look of horror   indescribable.    In  an instsmt her mind is   illuminated, and  all the fearful meaning of Mrs. Lamotte's  strange words  is   grasped and mastered.  She reels as if struck by a   heavy   hand,  and a low moan   breaks   from   her lips.  So long-she stands thus, mute   and awe-"  .stricken, that Mrs. Lamotte can bear the  j strain of suspense no longer.  J     "For God's sake,   speak,"   she   gasps;  "there have been those of your  race who.  could not abandon a fallen friend."  Over the cheek, and neck,   and   brow,  . the   hot,     proud,    loyal   Wardour  blood  I comes surging.    The gray eyes lift themselves with a proud flash; low   and  firm  comes the answer:���������    , '  . " The Wardqurs, were never Slimmer  friends. Sybil has been a sister in prosperity ; I shall be no less than a sister  now. You may trust me as you would  yourself; and���������I am very glad you sent  for me, and trusted no other."  "God bless k you, Constance! No one  else can be trusted. Witih your help I  must do this work alone."  Then comes a cry from the sick room;  they go back, and Constance enters at  once upon her new, strange task. Her  heart heavy; her hand firm; her ears,  smitten by the babbling recitation of  that awful secret; and her lips sealed  with the seal of the Wardour honor. j  All that day she is at her. post. Mrs.  Lamotte, who is resolved to retain her  strength for Sybil's sake, lies down in  the dressing room and sleeps from sheer  exhaustion. |  As the   day   wears   on   there is movement and bustle   down   stairs,    they are  bringing in   the   body   of   the murdered  man.    The   undertaker   goes   about   his  work with pompous air and   solemn visage; and when darkness falls  John Bur- '  rill's lifeless   form   lies   in   state  in the :  drawing room of    Mapleton,   that   room  over the splendors of which   his   plebian  soul has gloated, his covetous eyes feasted  and his ambitious   bosom   swelled  with  a sense of proprietorship.    He is   clothed  in   finest   broadcloth,    surrounded   with  costly trappings; but   not   one tear falls  oyer him; not one heart grieves for him;  not one tongue utters a word   of   sorrow  or regret; he has schemed and sinned, to  become a member of  the  aristocracy, to  ally himself to the proud Lamottes; and  to-night one and   all   of   the   Lamottes  breathe the   freer because   his breathing  has forever oeased.  Even Constance Wardour has no pitying thought for the dead  man; she keeps aloof from   the   drawing  room, shuddering when compelled to pass  its closed doors; living, John Burrill was  odious to her; dead, he is loathsome.  The day passes, and Doctor Heath does  not visit his patient. At intervals during the long afternoon they have discussed the question, "What   shall  we do |  to keen the patient quiet when the doctor  comes?"  It is Constance who solves the problem*  "Wenrust send for Doctor Benoit, Mir.  Lamotte; Doctor Heath's tardiness will  furnish sufficient excuse, and Doctor  Benoit's partial deafness will render him  our safest physician."  It is a happy thought; Doctor Benoit  is old, and partially deaf, but he is a  thoroughly good and reliable physician.  Late that night Jasper Lamotte applies  for admittance at the door of his daughter's sick room. Constance opens the door  softly, and as his eyes fall upon her she  fancies that a look of fierce hatred gleams  at her for a moment from those sunken  orbs and darkens his haggard countenance. Of course it is only a fancy. In  another moment he is asking after his '  daughter, with grave solicitude.  "She is quiet; she must not be disturbed;" so Constance tells him. And  he glides away ' softly, murmuring his  gratitude to his daughter's friend as he  goes.  It is midnight at Mapleton; in Sybil  Lamotte's room the light burn dimly,  and Mrs. Lamotte and Constance sit near  the bed, listening with sad, set faces, to  the ravings of the delirious girl.  "Ha! ha!" she cries, tossing her   bare  arms aloof. "How well you planned that,  Constance! the   Wardour   diamonds; ah,  i they are worth keeping, they   are   worth  plotting to keep���������aud it's   often   done������������������  I it's easy to do.    Hush!    Mr.    Belknap, I  ' need your help���������:mect   me,'  meet me to-  | night, at the boat houso.   If a man were'  : to disappear, never to come   back,   mind  j ���������what would I give?   One thousand dollars!   two!   three!    It shall be   dono!   I,  i shall be freo! free!    free!    Ha! ha! Con-  | stance,   your   diamonds   are  safer   than  mine���������but what   are   diamonds���������I  shall  live a lie���������let me adorn myself with lies.  "Why not?   Why care? I will be free. You  havo been the   tool   of   others, Mr. Belknap,   why   hesitate   to   servo  mfr���������you  want money���������hero it is, half of it���������when  it is done,   when   I   kuow   it   is done, I  . will come here again���������at night���������and tho  rest is  yours."  With a stifled moan, Mrs. Lamotte  leans forward, and lays a hand upon her  companion's arm.  "Constance���������do you know what she  means?"  Slowly and shuddcringly, tho   girl answers:��������� - i  "I fear���������that I know too well."  "And���������that boat-house appointment?"  "Must   bo   kept,    Mrs.   Lamotto;   for  Sybil's-sake,   it must be kept, by you or  me."  It is   midnight.    In   Evan   Lamotte's   ���������  room lamps are   burning   brightly,    and  the fumes of strong   liquor   fill   the ah*.  On the bed lies Evan, with   flushed face,  and mud bespattered clothing; lie is in a  sleep that is   broken and   foverish,   that ���������  borders in   fact,    upon   delirium; beside  e  him, pale as   a   corpse,   with nervos unstrung, and   trembling,    sits   Frank La- "  motte, fearing to leave him, and loath to  stay.    At ' intervals,   the   sleeper   grows  more restless, and   then   starts   up with  wild ejaculations, or bursts   of demonaic  laughter. At such times, Frank Lamotte  pours, from a bottle at his side, a powerful draught of burning brandy, and holds  it to the frenzied lips.  They drain off tho  liquor, and presently relapse  into   quiet.  It is midnight. In the library of Mapleton Jasper Lamotte sits at  his desk, poring over a pile of  papers.    The   curtains  are   closely   drawn,    tho   door    securely  locked. Now and then he rises, and paces  nervously up and down the room, gesticulating fiercely,and wearing such a look as  has never been seen upon the countenance  of the Jasper Lamotte of society.  It is midnight. In the Mapleton drawing room, all that remains of John Burrill, lies in solemn solitary state; and,  down in his cell, face downward upon  his pallet, lies Clifford Heath, broad  awake, and bitterly reviewing the wrongs  heaped upon him by fate; realizing, to  the full, his own helplessness,  peril before him, and doggedly  to die, and -aaWe uo sign.  and  the  resolving  CHAPTER  XXXHI.  Doctor Benoit   was   old   and deaf; he  was also very   talkative.    One   of   those  physicians who   invariably   leave a titbit  of news alongside of   their  powders   and  pellets. A constant talker is apt to be an  indiscreet talker, and,    very often, wanting in tact.    Doctor   Benoit'   was not so  much deficient in tact, as in memory. In  growing old, he had grown forgetful, and  not being   a.   society   man,   social gossip  was less dear to his heart than   the news  of political- outbreaks,  business strivings,  and about-town sensations.   Doubtless he  had heard, like all   the   world   of   W���������,  that Doctor Clifford   Heath,   had   at one  time, been an aspirant   for   the   favor of  the proud heiress of   Wardour, , and that  suddenly he had   fallen   from grace, and  was no more seen   within   the   walls   of  Wardour, or at the side of its mistress on  social occasions.    If   so,   he had entirely  forgotten these facts.    Accordingly,   during his second call, made on the morning  after the inquest, he began   to drop   soft  remarks concerning the recent horror.  Mrs. Lamotte was lying down, and  Constance had decided not to arouse her  when the doctor arrived, inasmuch as  the patient was in one of her stupors,  and not likely to rouse from it.  The arrest of a brother practitioner on  such a charge as was preferred against  Clifford Heath, had created no little  commotion in the mind of Dr. Benoit,  and he found it difficult to keep the subject off his tongue, so, after he had given  Constance full instructions concerning  the patient, he said, standing hat in hand  near the dressing room door:���������  "This is a terrible state of affairs for  W���������, Miss Wardour. Do you know,"  drawing a step nearer, and lowering his  voice, "Do you know if Mr. Lamotte has  been informed that O'Meara, as Heath's  lawyer, demands a surgical examination?"  "As Heath's lawyer!" The room  seemed to swim about her. She turned  instinctively toward the door of the  chamber, closed it softly, and came very  close to the old doctor, lifting her pale  lips to his ear.  "I don't understand you, doctor. What  has Mr. O'Meara to do with the murder?"  "Hey? What's that?   What is Q'Meara  X]  5HH Eygg^*������w^yM^������wMwa������'aa������'y  4  "THAT TERRORS MOTHERS."  ,'ja-  ,     -   -7, '^^  How it was overcome by^ a  Nova 5cotian mother  Who is well known as an author.  ~ Of all the evils tliat attack children  scarcely any other is more dreaded than  croup., It Io , often comes in the' night.  The danger is so'great. The climax is so  sudden. It' is no wonder that Mrs. W. J.  Dickson (bettet known under her pen  name of" Stanford Eveleth,") calls it" the  terror of mothers." Nor is it any wonder  that she writes in terms of "praise and  gratitude for the relief ���������which she has  found both from her own anxieties, and  for her-children's ailments, in Dr. 'JVC.  Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.  ''Memory does not recall the time when  Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral was not used in  oar family, for throat and lung troubles.  That, terror of .mothers ��������� the startling,  croupy cough���������never alarmed me, so long  ������������������ I had a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral  in the house to supplement the hot-water  bath. When suffering with, whooping  cough, in its worst form, and articulation  was impossible on account of the choking,  ,my children would point and gesticulate  toward )he bottle; for experience had  taught them that relief was in its con.  tents."���������Mrs. W. J. Dickbok ("Stanford  Uveleth"), author of '* Romance of the  Provinces," Tiuro, N. S.'  __ C. J. "Wooldridge, Wortham, Tex.,writes:  "One of my children had croup. One  night I was startled by the child's hard  breathing, and' on going to it found it  strangling. It had nearly ceased to breathe.  Having a part of a bottle of Dr. Ayer's-  Cherry Pectoral in the house,' I gave the  child three doses, at short intervals, and  anxiously waited results. From the moment the Pectoral was given the, child's  breathing grew easier, and in a short time  it was sleeping quietly and breathing naturally. The child is alive and well to-day,  and I do not hesitate to say that Ayer's  Cherry Pectoral saved its- life." ��������� C. J.  Wooldridge, Wortham, Tex.  These statements make argument In  favor of this remedy unnecessary. It 13  a family medicine that no home should be  without. It'is just as efficacious in bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, and all  other varieties of coughs, as it is in croup.  Anyone who is sick is invited to write to  the Doctor who is at the head of the staff  of our newly organized Free Medical Advice department. The best medical advice,  on all diseases, without reference to their  curability by Dr. Ayer's medicines. Address, J. C. Ayer Co., _,owell, Mass.        v  T  1 IN TIME OF LEISURE.  REV.  DR. TALMAGE ON THE   INFLUENCE OF THE CLUB.  ;:W  __��������� Snows ,ttt* Fffect of Bad Clubs'-Th*  j Teat of Merit of a Club���������The Struggle  I    Against Kvll Habits and flow   to Con-  t{������uer.  [Copyright 1898, by American  Press Association.]  '     Washington, Jan. 9.���������This discourse of  Dr. Talmage will bo helpful to those who  t want to find places   with   healthful   and  improving surroundings and to avoid  ' places deleterious., His text is II. Samuel  ii, 14, "Lob the young men now arise and  play before us."  1     There are' two armies encamped by the  '"pool of Gibeon. i .The .'time hangs   heavily  ;(.on;their-'"hands.    One   army   proposes;.a'  '���������game of sword fencing.' Nothing could bo  ��������� more healthful and innocent. The other  j army accepts tho challenge.-. Twelve'rqen  ��������� against,"-1'9 men,'..the :sport -opens. -.But  "something went adversely .'���������-.���������"Perhaps   one  of the. swordsmen got an   unlucky clip .or  In some way had his ire aroused, and that  which opened   in" 'sportfillness   ended' in  : violev.ee, each one taking   his   contestant  ��������� by the hair and then with' tho sword  thrusting him in" the side, so that that  which opened in innocent fun ended in  the massacre of   all   the  .24   sportsmen.  . Was there ever a better ..illustration of  what was true then and is true" now',' ..that  that which is innocent may be1-made destructive?  At this season   of   the   year   the olub-  ' houses of our towns and cities are in full  play.    I   have   found out that there is a  ' legitimate and an illegitimate   use^ of the ���������  clubhouse. In the one case it may become  a healthful recreation, like .the contest of  the 24 men in the text when   they began  their play; in .'the   other   case it becomes  ' the massacre of body, mind and soul, as  in the case of these contestants of the text  wheu they had gone too far with their  sporfc. All intelligent ages have had their  gatherings for political, sooial, artistic,  literary purposes���������gatherings characterised by the blunt old Anglo-Saxon desig  nation of "club."  Famous Clubs.  If you   have   read   history,   you know  that there   was   a   King's   Head club, a  , Ben Jonson   club,   a  Brothers'   club, to  which Swift and Bolingbroke   belonged;  a Literary club, which Burke   and Gold-  ��������� smith and Johnson and Boswell made  Immortal; a Jacobin club, a Benjamin  Fran'kliri" "Junto club���������some of these to  indicate justice, some to favor the arts,  some to promote good manners, some to  despoil the habits, some to destroy the  soul.    If one will write an honest history  ' of,1 the clttbs-of  England,    Ireland,    Scot-  r'land,' France and the  United   States  for'  "' the last" 100 years, he will write the history'of the world. The club was an in-  Btitution born on English soil, but it has  thrived well in American atmosphere.  Who shall tell how many belong to that  kind of club where' men put-purses together and open house, apportion ing the  expense of caterer and servants and room,  and having a sort of domestic establishment���������a style of-clubhouse which in my  opinion is far better than the ordinary  hotel or boarding house? But my object  now is to speak of clubhouses of a different sort, such as tho Cosmos or Chevy  Chase or Lincoln club of this   capital, or  ��������� the' .Union   League   of   many cities, the  United Service|ciub of London^��������� the Lotos  of New York, where journalists,  dramat:  ists, sculptors, painters and.- artists  from  all branches   gather   together   to discuss  newspapers, theaters   and   elaborate   art,  like the Americus, which   camps   out in  summer time, dimpling the pool with its  hook   and   arousing   the   forest with its  stag hunt; like the Century club,   which  has its large group   of venerable lawyers  and   poets; like   the ,Arrny   and ^Nayy  club, where those who engaged in warlike  service once   on the   land or the sea now  come   together  to   talk   over the days of  carnage; like the New York   Yacht club,  with its floating palaces of beauty upholstered .' with   velvet   and    paneled   with  ebony, .having all tho advantages of electric bell, and of gaslight,   and   of king's  pantry, one pleasure boat costing   $3,000,  another $15,000, another $80,000, another  $66,000, the fleet of pleasure boats belonging to the club having cost over   $2,000,-  000; like the American   Jockey   club,  to  Which belong men who have a passionate  fondness for   horses,   fine   horses, as had  Job whon, in the Scriptures,   he gives us  a sketch of that king of beasts, the   arch  of its neck,   the   nervousness   of its foot,  the majesty of its gait, the   whirlwind of  Its power, crying out "Hast thou clothed  his neok with thunder?    The glory of his  nostrils   is   terrible; he   paweth   in   the  valley and rejoiceth   in   his   strength, he  saith among   the   trumpets ha! ha! and  he smellcth the battle afar off; the thun-  dor of the captains,   and   the shouting,"  like   the  .Travelers',  club,    the Blossom  club, the Palette   club,  ,the   Commercial  club, the Liberal club,   the   Stable Gang  club, tho Amateur Boat club, the gambling clubs, the wine clubs, the clubs of all  sizes, the   clubs   of. all  morals, clubs as  good as good can be and clubs   as bad as  bad can be, clubs ' innumerable.    During  the' day   they   are   comparatively     lazy  places.    Here   and ��������� there   an , aged man  reading a newspaper, or an employe dusting a sofa,   or' a  clerk   writing  up the  accounts, but' when   the   curtain ol the  night falls on the   natural   day  then the  curtain of the   clubhouse   hoists   for the  entertainment. Let us hasten up now the"  marble stairs. What an imperial hallway 1  See, here   are   parlors   oncthe side, with  the   upholstery   of   the Kremlin and the  Tuileries, and here "are dining halls that  challenge  you   to   mention , any luxury  that they   cannot   afford,   and   here are  galleries   with   sculpture   and paintings  and lithographs and   drawings   from the  best   of artists,   Cropsey   and  >Bierstadt  and Church and Hart, and   Gifford���������pictures for every   mood,   whether   you are  impassioned or placid; shipwreck or sunlight'over the sea, Sheridan's ride, or the  noonday party of the   farmers   under the  trees, foaming deer pursued by the hounds  in the Adirondaoks   or   the sheep on the  lawn.    On   this   side   there   are reading  rooma where you find all newspapers and  magazines.    On   that   side   there'  is   a  ' library, where you'find  all   books,, from  hormeheutics to the fairy   tale.-' Coming  in and out there are.gentlemen,   some of  whom   stay" ten   minutes,    others   stay  many hours. Some of these are from luxurious   homes,   and   they   have excused  themselves for awhile from the   domestic  oircle that  they   may   enjoy  the  larger  sociability of the  clubhouse..   These   are,  from dismembered   households,  and they  have  a   plain   lodging   somewhere,   but  they come   to   this   club   room   to have  their   chief   enjoyment.     One   blackball  ���������mid ten votes will   defeat   a  man's be-  Opining  a   member.  . For rowdyism, for  drunkenness, for gambling, for any kind  of   misdemeanor,   a' member  is dropped  out.    Brilliant   clubhouses   from   top to  bottom.    The   chandeliers, the plate, the  furniture, the companionship, the - literature, the social prestige,   a   complete enchantment.  But the evening is   passing on,' and so  we hasten through the hall and down .the '  steps and into the  street and from block  to block until we come   to   another style  of clubhouse.    Opening the door, we find  the fumes of   strong   drink   and tobacco  something   almost'    intolerable.    ' These  young men at   this   table,    it is   easy to  understand   what   they   are at from the  flushed cheek, the intent look, the almost  angry way of tossing the dice or of moving the "chips." They are gambling. f,At  another table are men who are telling'vile  stories.    They' are" three-fourths  intoxicated, and between 12 and 1 o'clock they  will   go staggering,' hooting,   swearing,  shouting on their way home. , That is anv  ' only. son.   On   him all kindness, all care,  vall culture has been bestowed. He is paying his   paronts   in   this   way   for   their  kindness.    That is a young married man  who only a few months  ago   at the altar  made promises of kindness   and   fidelity,  every one of which he has   broken. Walk  through and see for   yourself.    Here   ara  all the implements of dissipation   and of  quick death.    As   the hours of  the night  go away   the   conversation   becomes imbecile and more debasing. Now it' is time  to shut;up.    Those who are able to stand  will get out on tho pavement and balance  themselves   against     the     lamppost     or  against the   railings of   the   fence. ..The;  young man who is uot able to stand will,  have a bed   improvised   for   him   in the  clubhouse, or two not   quite so overcome  with   liquor   will   conduct   him   to   his  father's   house, and   they   will   ring the  doorbell, and the dror will open, and the  two imbecile, escor/ps: will   introduce   into  the hallway the ghastliest and most hellish spectacle that over enters a front door  ���������a drunken son   K the dissipating clubhouses of this country would make a contract with the inferno to provide it 10,000  men a year, and for 20 years, on the condition that no. more : should   be asked of  them,   the   clubhouses   could   afford   to  ���������make that contract, for they   would save  homesteads, save   fortunes,    save  bodies,  minds and souls.    The   10,000   men who  would   be   sacrificed   by   that    contract  would be but a small part   of  the multitude   sacrificed   without     the   contract.  But I make   a   vast   difference   between  olubs.    I have belonged to four  clubs���������a  theological club, a ball club and   two literary clubs..   I. got   from  them physical  rejuvenation   and   moral   health.    What  shall be the ^principle?   If   God will help  me I will lay down three principles by  which you may judge whether the club  where you are a member or the club to  which you have been invited is a legitimate or an illegitimate clubhouse. ���������  First of all I want you to test the club  by its influences on home, if you have a  home ' I have been told by a prominent  gentleman in club life that three-fourths  of the members of the great clubs of  these cities are married men. That wite  soon loses her influence over her husband  who nervously and foolishly looks upon  all evening absence as an assault on  domesticity. How are the great enterprises of art and literature and beneficence  and public weal to be carried on if every  man is to have his world bounded on one  side'by his front doorstep and on the  other side by his back window, knowing {  nothing higher than his own ' attic or  nothing lower than his own cellar? That  wife who becomes jealous of her husband's attention to art or literature or  religion or charity i3 breaking her own  scepter of conjugal power. I know an  instance where a wife thought that her  husband was giving too many nights to  Christian service, to charitable service, to  prayer meetings and to religious convocation. ' She systematically decoyed him  away until now he attends no church  and is on a' rapid way to destruction, his  morals gone, his money gone and, I fear,  his soul gone. Let any Christian wife  rejoice whenr'her husband consecrates  evenings to the service of' God, or to  charity, or to art, or to anything elevated, but let not men sacrifice home life  to club life.. I can point out to you a  great many names of men who are guilty  of this sacrilege. They are as genial as  angels at the clubhouse and as ugly as  sin at home. They are generous on all  subjects of wine suppers, yachts and fast  horses, but  they   are   stingy  about   the  before they entered the club been going  down ever since in commercial standing?  Then look out! You and I every day  know of commercial establishments going  to ruin through the social excesses of one  or two members, their fortunes beaten to'  death with ball players' bat, or cut amidships by the front prow of the regatta, or  going down under the swift hoofs of the  fast horses, or drowned in large potationa  of cognac1 and monongaheia. ' Their clubhouse was the "Loch Barn." Their business house was the "Ville du Havre."  They struck, and the "Ville du Havre"  went under.'  A. Terrible Struggle.  Let me say to fathers who  G.W.COON HOPELESSLY CRIPPLED 1  1  I.  wife's dress and the children's shoes.  That man has made that which might be  a healthful recreation a usurper of his  affections, and he has married it,'and,he  is guilty of moral bigamy. Under this  process the wife, whatever her features,  becomes uninteresting and homely. He  becomes critical of her, does not like the  dress, does not like the way-she arranges  her hair, is amazed that he ever was so  unroniantio as to offer her hand and  heart. She is always wanting money,  money when she ought to be discussing  Eclipses and Dexter and. Derby day and  English drags , with six horses, all answering the pull of one "ribbon."  Clubbed to Death.  I   tell   you < there   are    thousands ��������� of  houses   in   the   cities   being   clubbed to  death.   There are clubhouses where membership   always ' involves   domestic shipwreck.    Toll me that a" man has joined a  certain club, tell me nothing more about  him for ten   years,   and   I will write his  history if he -be still alive.    The man is a  wine guzzler, his wife broken   hearted or  prematurely old, his fortune   gone   or reduced and   his   home   a mere name in a  directory.   Here are six secular nights in  the week. ."What shall I do with them?"  says the" father and the husband.   "I will  give four of those nights to the : improvement and 'entertainmentf of my family,  either at home or in good- neighborhood.  I will devote one   to   charitable   institutions    I will devote one to the club."    I  congratulate you.   . Here   is   a man who  says: "I "Will make a different division of  the six nights.   I will take "three for   the  ~ club and three  for   other   purposes."    I  tremble.   Here is a man who says, "Out,  of the six   secular   nights   of the week I  will devote five  to the clubhouse and one  to the home, which night I will spend in  scowling like a   March squall, wishing I  was out spending it as I   had  spent   the  other five." That man's obituary is written.   Not one out of 10,000 that ever gets  so far   on   the   wrong   road   ever stops.  Gradually his   health   will   fail through  late hours and through too much . stimulus. He will be first rate prey for erysipelas and rheumatism   of   the  heart.    The  doctor, 'coming in, will at a glance see it  is' not only present disease he must fight,  but years of fast living.    The clergyman,  for the sake of the feelings of the family,  on the funeral day will only   talk   in religious generalities.    Then   men who got  his yacht in the eternal, rapids  will   not  be at the obsequies. They will have pressing engagements that day. They will send  powers to the' coffin lid and send their  wives to utter words of sympathy, but  they will have, engagements elsewhere.  They never corned Bring me mallet and  chisel, and I will cut on the tombstone  that man's epitaph, " Blessed are the dead  who die in the Lord." "No," you say,  "that would not be appropriate " "Let  me die the death of the righteous, and  let my last end be.like his." '.'No," you  say, "that would not be appropriate."  Shen give me the mallet and the chisel  and I will cut an honest epitaph, "Here  lies the victim of a dissipating clubhouse." '  I think that damage is often done by  the scions of some aristocratic family  who belong to one of these dissipating  clubhouses. People coming up from humbler classes feel it an honor to belong to  the same club, forgetting the fact that  many of the sons and grandsons of the  large commercial establishments of the  last generacion are now, as to mind, imbecile; as to body, diseased; as to morals,  rotten.' They would have got through  their property long ago if they had had  full possession of it, but the wily ancestors, who earned the money by hard  knocks, foresaw how it was to be, and  they tied up everything in the will. Now  there is nothing of thatunworthy descendant but his grandfather's name and roast  beef rotundity. And yet how many  steamers there are which feel honored to  lash fast that worrn eaten tug, though It  drags them straight into the breakers.    ^  Another test by which you can find  whether your club is legitimate or illegitimate���������the effect it has on your secular  occupation. I can understand how through  such an institution a man can reach  commercial successes. I know some men  have formed their best business relations  through such a channel. If the club has  advantaged you in an honorable calling,  it is a legitimate club. But has your  credit failed? Are bargain makers more  cautious how they trust, you with a bill  of goods? Have the men whose names  were down in the commercial  agency Al  are becoming dissipated, your sons will follow you.  You think your son does not know. He  knows all about it. I /have heard men  who say, "I am profane, but never in the  presence of my children." Your children  know you swear. I have heard men say,  "I drink; but never in the presence of my  children." Your children know you  drink. I describe now what occurs in  hundreds of households in this country.  The tea hour has arrived. The family are  seated at the tea table. Before the rest of  the family arise from the table the father  shoves back his chair, says he has an  engagement, lights a cigar, goes out,  comes back after midnight, and that is  the history of 365 nights of the year.  Does any man want to stultify himself by  saying that that is healthy, that that is  right, that that is honorable? Would your  wife have married you with such ' prospects?  Time will pass on, and the son will be  16 or 17 years of age, and you will be at  the tea table, and he will shove back and  have an engagement, and be will, light  his cigar, and he will go out to the clubhouse, and you will hear nothing of him  until your hear the night key in the door  after midnight. But his physical constitution is not quite- so strong as yours,  and the liquor he drinks is more terrifically drugged than that which'you drink,  and. so he will catch up with' you < on the  road to death, though you got such a long  start of,him, and so you will both', go to  hell together.  The revolving Drummond light in  front of a hotel, in front of a locomotive,  may flash this way and flash that upon  the mountains, upon the ravines, upon  the city, but I take the lamp of God's  eternal truth, and I flash it upon all the  clubhouses of these cities, so that no  young man shall be deceived. By these  tests try them, try them I Oh, leave the  dissipating! Paid your money, have you?  Better sacrifice, that than your soul. Good  fellows, are they? Under that process they  will not remain such. Mollusca may be  found 200 fathoms down beneath_ the  Norwegian seas; Siberian stag get fat on  the stinted growth of Altaian peaks;  hedysarium grow amid the desolation of  Sahara; tufts of osier and birch grow on  the hot lips of volcanic Snechattan, but a  pure heart and an honest life thrive in a  dissipating clubhouse���������never!  The way to conquer a wild beast is to  keep your eye on him, but the way for  you to conquer your temptations, my  friend, is to turn your back on them and  fly for your life.  Oh, my heart ache!  I see men struggling against  evil   habits,'  and they want  help.    I   have   knelt beside them, and I  have heard them cry   for   help, and then  we have risen, and he has   put one hand  on my right shoulder and the other hand  on my left shoulder  and  looked into my  face with an infinity of earnestness which  the judgment day will have no   power to  make me forget, as he has cried but with  his lips scorched inruin, "God help me!"  For such there is no   help   except in the  Lord God Almighty. I am going to make  a very stout rope. ,, You know that sometimes a ropemaker  will' take very small  threads and -wind   them   together until  after awhile they become ship cable. And  I am going to take some very small, dell-  oate   threads and   wind .them   together  until they make a very stout rope. I will  take all the  memories   of   the marriage  day", a   thread   of   laughter, ' a thread of  light, a thread of music, a thread of banqueting, a thread of congratulation,   and  I twist them  together   and   I   have one  strand: ' Then I take a thread of the hour  of the first advent in your house, a thread  of   the   darkness   that   preceded,   and a  thread of the light that   followed,    and a  thread of the  beautiful"-'scarf   that little  child used to wear when she bounded out  at eventide to greet you, and then a thread  of the beautiful dress" in   which   you laid  her away for the resurrection.',   And then  I twist all these threads together,   and   1  have   another   strand.    Theu ;I_..,farke   a  thread of the scarlet   robe   of a suffering  Christ, and a thread of the white raiment  of your loved ones before the throne, and  a   string    of   the   harp   cherubic,   and a  string of the harp seraphic, and   I   twist  them all   together,    and   I   have a third  strand.    "Oh," you say,    "either,  strand  is strong enough to   hold   fast a world!"  No.    I will take these strands and I will  twist them together, and one end of that  rope I will fasten, not to the communion  table,;for it.shall bo removed, net to   the  pillar of the organ, for that'will crumble  in the ages',   but   I   wind ��������� it round and  round the cross of a sympathizing Christ,  and having fastened one   end of the rope  to tho cross I throw the other end to you.  Lay hold of it!    Pull for your life!    Pull  for heaven 1  WITH RHEUMATISM.  \  Could Not Raise Either Hand or Foot  and' Had to be Fed and Dressed���������Tlie  Doctors Told Him a Cure Was Impossible, Yet He Attends to His Business  To-Day.  From the Millbrook Reporter. ,  ,   Rheumatism has claimed many victims and has probably   caused  more  pain than any other ill affecting mankind.    Among those who have been its  victims few have suffered more than  Mr. G-. W. Coon, now proprietor of_ a  flourishing bakery in Hampton, but for  a number of years a resident of Ponty-  pool, when his severe illness occurred.  To a reporter who interviewed him Mr.  Coon gavts the following particulars of  his great suffering and ultimate cure :���������-  "Some seven or eight years ago," said  Mr. Coon, "I felt a. touch, of rheumatism.    At first I did not pay much  attention to it, but as it   was   steadily  growing worse I began to doctor'for it."  but to no effect. The trouble went from  bad to worse, until three years after  the   first   symptoms   had   manifested  themselves I became' utterly helpless,'  and could do'no more for myself<than  a young child.    I   could   not   lift   my  hands from my side, and my wife was  obliged to cut my food   and   feed  me  when I felt like eating, which was   not  often considering the torture I was undergoing.    My hands were swollen out  of shape, and for weeks were - tightly  bandaged.   My legs and feet were also  swollen and I could not lift my  foot  two inches from the floor.    I could not  change my. clothes and my wife had to  dress and wash  me.    I''grew1 so thin  that I looked more like a skeleton than  anything else.    The   pain   I , suffered  was almost past endurance and I ������gotJ  no rest either day or nieht.    I doctored  with'many doctors,' but they did me no  good, and some of them told me it was  not possible for me   to   get better.    I  believe I- took   besides   almost  everything   that    was    recommended , for,  rheumatism,   but   instead   of -getting  better'.! was constantly getting worse,  and I wished many a' time thatvdeath |  would end my 5 sufferings.    One   day  Mr. Perrin, storekeeper at Pontypool,J  gave me.a box of Dr.   Williams' Pink'  Pills and urjred me to try them.'   I did  so somewhat reluctantly as I did no*  think any   medicine   could  help   me.  However, I used the pills, then  I  got  another box and before they were gone1  I felt a trifling relief.    Before , a" third.'  box was finished there was. no longer  any doubt of   the   improvement  they  were making in my condition, and by  the time I had.used three boxes more  I began to feel,,in view of- my.  former  condition,  that" I was growing' quite  strong, and the pain was rapidly subr  siding.    From that out there  was " a  steady improvement, and for the first  time in long weary years I   was   free  from pain and once more able to take  my place among the. world's workers.  I have not now the slightest pain,   and .  I feel better than I felt for seven years \  previous to taking the pills.    I thank  God that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills came  in my way as I believe .they saved my  life, and there is no doubt whatever  that they rescued me  from years of.  torture. . '  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. strike - at1 J  the root of the disease, driving it from  the system and restoring the patient to  health and strength. In cases of paralysis,spinal troubles,locomotor ataxia',  sciatica, rheumatism, ei^sipblas, scrofulous troubles, etc.', these pills are  'superior to all other, treatment. - They  are also a specific for the troubles  which make the lives of so many  women a burden, and speedily restore},  the rich glow of health to pale and  sallow cheeks. Men broken down by  overwork, worry or excesses, ,will find  in Pink Pills a certain cure. Sold by  all dealers or sent by mail, postpaid,  50c. a box or six boxes for S2.50, by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine  Company, Brockville, Ont., or Schenectady, N. Y. Beware of imitations  and substitutes alleged to be "just as  good."  1  Mifjiity Niagara.  One hundred million tons of water pour  over Niagara Falls every hour. This is  said to represent 16,000,000 horse power.  Some idea of this enormous amount of  water may bo had by understanding that  the coal produced in the world would not  make enough steam to pump a stream  of equal size.  A Klessecl Experience. |  Christians might avoid  much   trouble  and   inconvenience   if   they would only  believe what they   profess���������that   God  is t  able to make them happy   without ������������������any-J  thing else.    They imagine that if such a  ���������  dear friend were to die, or such and such j :  blessings were to be removed, they would j .'  be miserable;   whereas,    God   can make i  them a thousand   times happier without j  them.    To   mention'  my own case: God j  has been depriving me    of   one , blessing i  after another; but as every   one   was re-'  moved, ho has come in and filled   up its']  place; and now,   when    I   am a  cripple'  and not able to move, I am happier than!)  ,  ever I   was   in   my   life before, or   ever j  expected to   be; and   if   I had   believed.1  this   twenty   years    ago,   I might   hav������"|  been spared   much    anxiety.���������Rev.    Dr..;  Pay son. *  True Progress.  What is true progress? .Every step that  leads to a true aim. What is a true aim?  Every landmark that is mapped out in  our ideal deeds of humanity's trust. What  is humanity's trust? "Have ye not  known? Have ye not heard? Has it not  been told vou from tho beginning? Have  ye not understood tho foundations of the  earth?"���������Jewish Messenger.  Good Iiand for lawyers.  The people of India are the most prone  to litigation of any on the globe.! Thani  are 1,500,000 lawsuits every year.   ������������������ \  The  day breaks but doesn't fall, while 1  the night falls but doesn't break. [  A girl- never begins  to think much of  man until after he has made her mad.  Necessity is the mother of some inven- j  tions, but the majority of them are or- \  phans. ���������' \  It is easier to cut an acquaintance than  it is to carve a steak with a restaurant  knife.  '  Perhaps it is the rapid revolution of the  wheels that makes the locomotive's head,  if  *  m  ifei  mn  m  M  1  5S5  IT  f\  i --!  *"' \ ���������  ' :t '  ���������hi  ������1  mil  1  'i 11-  IV  PERSONALS.  Mr.  P. D. kiitle   left   for   Victoria   on  F'iday.  Aid. Plant* of Nanaimo was in   the  city  Use week.    .  Mrs. Weir, and her daughter  Annie  are  yuitiag in Viotoria,  Capt. Smith and wife of H,M.S. Pheatop  are stopping at the Cumberland,  Mr. and Mm. J, S. Kendall have apartments in-the,Wiilard briok black.  Vfew'rs A- H. Peacey and Bart Moore  were passengers oa Pr day's boat for Victoria.  Mrs. H. S. Rouertoon returned last week  She appears unfortunately to be quite an  invalid.  Mr.   Richard   Short,   and   Mr.     James  Whyte were among the passengers   on   tho.  down trip of the City of Nanaimo Friday.  S. P. Dobson, of Boston, is now stopping  with his n.phew Mr. T. E. Williams of  Point Holmes, He is accompanied by his  wife.  Rev. Mr. aud Mrs. Hicka left Friday to  be gone three weeks. Rev. Mr. Hicks will  be in attendance upon the Methodist Cun-  ferenne,  Mr. Cbai. Segrave, who left here last  October for Portland, Oregon, returned the  week before last, and is again with The  News.  Mr. O. Todd Lees, Provinoial manager of  the Birbeok Building and Loan Association,  accompanied by his wife, paid this eity a  visit last week.  LOCALS.  Mr. Millado'a garden shows labor,   taste  ,   and skillful work.  A oolt belonging to Thoe. Kirby, Sandwiok,  strangled itself to death last Friday.  A leading farmer said on Saturday that it  was very dry in the valley. The rain since,  we hope, has been of benefit.  The Junior division of the school, under  Miss Milligan has been discontinued for the  present owing to the prevalence of measles.  THIS IS A SNAP.���������Om halt Lot 4 in  Block 5, on - Penrith Ave., second house  west of English Church. ' Neat cottage,  also stable.    See Prank J. Dalby, Agent.  ' The genial, proprietor of the Elk Hotel  at Comox, Mr. Gee. G McDonald not  only keeps the best brands of cigars, but  also has toe muinpa.  Full mile of trunk road has already been  finished by Mr. Tom Piercy and men with  him. The road will probably be cut  through in July.  At the vestry meeting ot Trinity Church  on May 2nd, Dr. Lawrence and Mr. H. P,  Collis, ohurch wardens for the past year,  presented the church account and resigned.  Dr. Dalby and Mr. Ramsay were electe-1  church wardens for the current year,. Dr.  Dalby for the congregation, Mr. Ramsey for  the church.  Fob Sale or Lease���������House of 4 rooms,  Chicken House and Stables; also 1 3-4 acres  of land suitable for a garden, located at  Sandwiok. Apply at News office or to Wm  Duncan, Sandwiok, B. C.  Miss Murcutt will lecture on Australian life, Thursday evening of this week at  Courtenay Hall, illustrating hei lecture  with lime light views. Refreshments  will be served.   Admission 25 cents.  The following passed successfully the  examination for a high school: Louise  Carter, Maggie Urquhart, Judson Mc-  Phee and Horace McPhee of the Courtenay school; and Mary Milligan and  Addie Machin of the Pantledge school.  We are unable to give at present who  passed examination with other schools.  There was a scare last week about the  , steam launch and three boats of the survey boat Egeria; The launch and boats  pat out Tuesday morning expecting to be  back before night, but lost their bearings,  and the night being foggy were compelled  to anohor out, they were never in any  danger.  The Tees and Ning Chow came in from  the North���������Tees on Friday and Ning  Chow on Saturday. They had about GO  passengers, who had not been further  than Bennett Lake���������-no gold dost of course  Many on the Chow were from Wellington. Among the passengers was a brother of Mrs. Lewis Mounce, who took the  opportunity while the boat was coaling of  paying her a flying visit.  The new engine, No. 4- arrived at the  wharf last (Monday) night. It weighs 66  tons. It was brought oa a aeow, towed by  the Tepio. The top of the scow was about  the saire height as the lower end oc the  passenger wharf, and when moored close to  it, track rails were laid from wharf to scow,  and then the jebu of the iron horse, AU.  Walker hitched his steed to it and pulled  on to the wharf. It was a neat job and only  ��������� took 15 minutes.  We understand that Dr. John Westwood,  lately of this city, has established himself  in Trout Lake. Williams' directory, pub-  j&hedlaat fall thus,  describes  the  place =  I  "In the Dominion Electoral District "Electoral Distriot ot Yale���������Cariboo, Provincial  North Ridiug of west K >otenay, and Min  i ig Recording Division of Trout Lake, is a  mining village at the north end of Trout  Lake. It contains two hotels, a sawmill,  post office and mining recorder's office.  It is the supply point for prospectors and  centre of a rich mining district."  Queen's Birthday Celebration.  THLRE was a rousing meeting Saturday evening to arrange  foi the proper observance of May 24th.  It gives promise of first class sporis,  and something in the way of novelties  unseen here before. Fall particulars of  the meeting subjoined:  A publio meeting was held in the municipal council chamber on the evening of the  7th inst., for the purpose of arranging for  the celebration of the Queen's Birthday in  Union and Cumberland. Mayor L. Mounce  was appointed chairman, and William Mc������  Donagh, secretary.  In response to several inquiries concerning the Reoreation Grounds the mayor explained that the grounds had been taken  over by the city at the request of, the Union  Colliery Co. The grounds are to be held  for the use of the publio for sports. That  any proceeds accruing from the use of the  grounds are to be used in the improving' of j  same.  , On motion it was agreed that we have a  celebration on the 24th May, and that a  general committee be appointed to arrange  therefor.  Mayor Mounce was appointed Honorary  President and Mr. A. Hamilton, President  of the oomtnittee. The following persons  were appointed members of the committee  with power to add to their numbers  Messrs Hadson, McNiven, Richardson,  Wiilard, Somervilie, Ryder, Irwin, Ur  quhart, Eckstein, Nunns and R. Hudson.  ,. The meetings adjourned and the committee went into session, - with the  ��������� President in the chair. Mr. L. W. Nunns  was appointed Treasurer.  The following sub-committees _ were appointed: Collection committee, Messrs McNiven,. Wiilard, Somervilie and Hudson.  Sports committee, Messrs Hamilton Hudson and Richardson. To put grounds in order, Messrs Urquhart, Richardson, McDon-  agh, Irwin and Eckstein. License committee, Messrs Ryder, Hamilton and McNiven.  It was agreed to call for tenders for the  privilege of selling lixuor on the grounds. '  The secretary was instructed to ascertain  from the band what they will charge for  furnishing music for the day.  Committee adjourned to meet again on  the 13th inst.  Hospital Benefit Result.  The Hospital Benefit given here by the  Minstrel Troupe of the H. M. S, Sparrow-  hawk resulted most satisfactorily. Total  receipts were $113.23; expenaea $23.00;  net to the Hospital, $8725.  The net amount received from the same  troupe's entertainment at Comox was $27.00  for all which the   Hospital   Board  extend*  their thanks. Should this troupe appear  here again it will be given a rousing recepT  tion.  Recreation Ground*.  There seems to be some misunderstanding  , in the minds of a few with reference to the  Recreation Grounds. These grounds, together with a fine strip of land extending  from them to Penrith avenue have been  turned over by the, Union Colliery Co., to  the city for public use. Tbey are to be retained and improved, as the council may be  able, for the benefit of the people, the Camp  as well as Cumberland. The city gains  nothing that'does not enure to the benefit of  all, and the members ef the council have no  interest or benefit above that of any citizens, having only assumed the management  for the publio. The grounds were not intended by the Company to be used solely by  any club, but are to be open alikt to all.  But any club or persons can make - arrangements with the council for their temporary use on same conditions, as they  formerly could with the Company.  Oourtonay Items.  Harry Martin, Joe Fitzgerald and Johnny  Monroe left Friday for Nanaimo river, to  build a barn for Sam Davis of Union, on  his ranch on the Nanaimo river.  ' Mrs. Isaao Davte and Misses Lottie and  Lydia Davis have gone east to spend the  summer.  Johnny Grant ii still holding it down at  the Riverside.  , Mr. Dave Jones would like to be constable. He would make a good one. '.  The Agricultural Hall is in considerable  demand for entertainments and  lectures.  Mine host  of the  Courtenay House   is  headquarters for WAR NEWS!  Harry Urquhart of the saw-mill isn't  married yet.    Look out for a surprise.  Mr. and Mrs. Armiston of Demnan Island  are visiting Courtenay, and stopping at the  Courtenay House.  We used to get the telephone news from  Union; but lately can't get a hearing.  What ia the matter?    '  A large gang of men are at work on the  road from McQuillan's to the Falls- The  sports will now have a obauoe at the fish  or at least a good road tro get to these  favorite grounds.  A gang of men under Road Overseer  Berkeley, went down by Roy's to work  on the roid.  There is   a   complaint   that   the   farm*  era haven'tfland enough,   and   find   them- .  selves campelled to   locate   implements   on  the roadside, where in a dark night   one  is  liable to drive into them.   ' How is this?  We have  without doubt the fipest  STOCK of DRY GOODS  to hand and to arrive ever shown  north of Victoria.  Tenders.  Sealed tenders will be received by the undersigned, up to noon on June lltb,   1808  for supplying the Union and   Comox   District Hospital with the following   supplies,   ''  viz: meats, groceries, bread and milk.  J. B. Bennett, Seo,y.  Union, May 9th, 1898.  c--'      ' f   . .   ,     ���������.. , =a  fOIR   5HXE  FOR SALE.���������Two nearly new counters,      . fl  Enquire at the News Oracc.  FOR SALE���������Cumberland residental property  on  favorable  terms  by D. B. & L.        i*  Association.  FOR SALE.���������My house and two lots in  the village of Courtenay. ,   ���������  K. Grant, Union.  4  We hav just added a Dressmaking Department which will be in charge  of Mrs. Carr, late of Vancouver, who will be prepared at all times to make  you anything you may need in the way of a Dress, Jacket, or Cape, at  REASONABLE PRICES.  11  V.

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