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Array 'J  <>a  V  V  V-  \  iVSs y5&  ^/^^  OMOX    DISTRICT., B.    C,    TUESDAY MAY,  18th,    1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  8SP������gSgS������SS������gSg������gSSSgg@@Sg@@S5S?������g@ggg@2Sgg?2ggggSgSgS&:  ���������utan,i#*jvcs*i  For the choicest   meats we are hqad .quarters.  If you have not tried  our noted sausages,  bologna and   head cheese,  you should do  ��������� so at  once.     Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter,' salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  < fj '  latest by W  ...fto  rRIMMED  AMD   UN- |������|  TRIMMED STRAW HATS.  MILLINERY.���������Newest styles.     Ladies'light  suni-  !}.$|' mer underwear, from 20 cents and upward.   -  WW LADIES' SUMMER   DRESS   GOODS.-  hfims and Prints in all shades and orices ,  -Ginff-  #i  MEN'S SUMMER    GOODS.-Tweed   suits,    Baibriggan  \^Wj unde.i wear, elc. etc.���������  M Tan boots cr\d shoes t  r :tt'  and   Children.     A  rul!   assortment   vo. Giro- W$  cenes as usual. (;$.;  Qisi&V fj^ck. |JJ  E  r&e aqci  Arcade, Vancouver,  B. C. Dealers in eve-  ' rything known to music. Agents for all leading pianos, including the  celebrated  J������arn pianos,  EST All the latest, sougs, etc.  Decision. Reserved.  The case re employment of Chinese in  the mines, was heard last Thursday before  Magistrate Abrams, and Collis, and as a  nice question of Uw was raised, an adjournment was had until May 27th,'when  it is expected a decision will be rendered.  Mr. Archibald Dick prosecuted and  Mr. Maurice Hills, solicitor, ably conducted the defence.  IsTOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby jr ��������� n that one  month from date the underpinned i-i'.cnd  to apply to the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council for the incorporation into a City  Municipality under the name of the City  of Cumberland of that certain locality in  he Province of British Columbia described as follows: All lots, blocks, and streets  into which portion of Lot twenty-one (2r)  Nelson District has been subdivided  according to plans numbered 522, 522a.,  522b., on file in the Land Registry Office  at Victoria.  Dated at  Cumberland,  B.C.   this   5th  day of May 1897.  Alex. Grant,  Robert Grant,  Mayo Whitney,  Robert Lawrence,  William W. Willard.  May is called,the Spring n-.i.Tiber and  its resume of Up-to-date Moles inclu las  a lengthy illustrated article on the  appropriate attire for this season's fair  girl graduates. The lithographic plates  show the Sum.n.er Styles in Costuming  and Millinery. The Literary miscellany'  of the numb:r is excellent, one of the  most noticeable papers being the first of  a series of "M^tropoiitm Type-?," by  Jeanie Drake, author of the "Metropolitans," one of the cleverest novels of i3o5.  Lil-an Whiting discusses the Soral Life  of Boston, from a pleauntly persin il  standpoint. In "Van Cain's C'io:ca," by  Frances Cjirtenay B iylor, tells thY story  of a courtship as persistent as it was  unconventional. Isabel F. Plapgooi's  account of some gifted -md titled Rissian  Women,.is accompanied by photographic  "portraits of several of the C<c.ir's fair subjects. Dr.- Grace's Beckham-Mjrray's  Talks on Health and Beauty is this  month devoted to the care of the E/:s.  Ladies seeking a new occupa.io.i should  read Shailet M. Hall's paper, "H )������������������/ to  Mike Blue Print Souvenirs." "A Group  of Entertainments," will esp.j~ial!y interest young hostesses. In Seasonable Cook  ery the processes of the French Kitchen are explained and co nmendj.l. M,--.  Wiiitherspoon's Tea-Table Chat is as  interesting as usual, and Mr. Vice's  Flower Garden has firmly established  itself in his readers'good gaces. Tuere  are also new ideas in the various depart-  ments devoted to Fancy Needlework,  Knitting, Crocheting, etc., and a review  of the new books. Address The Delineator Publishing Co., Ltd., 33 Richtm.id  St. West, Toronto. Tne subscription  price of Tiie Delineator, $t.oo per ycir,  or 15c per single copy.  N-QTKJE.  Visiting cards  printed  at  the  News  Office in neat script.  We hereby give notice that we will not  be responsible   for any debts   contracted  in   our   name,  unless upon our   written  order.  C. E. STEVESON & Co.  Nanaimo, May 15, 1897.  To be Arbitrated.  Madrid, May   13th.���������Bolivia has   sub-  milted   the   territorial    dispute   to    the  arbitration of Spain.  Quebec Election.  ��������� tQuebec.���������The    Quebec     election     is  as follows: all counties have been  heaid  from,   the   result   b:jing 53   Liberals,   19  Conservatives, and r Independent.  -Point Ellice .Bridge, Case.  Vancouver, B.C.���������The case of Gordon  vs the City of Victoria and the Consolidated Railway is being tried in Vancouver. The, latter is'a test case growing *  out of the Point Ellice Bridge disaster,  the result is looked for with much interest.  The Airship.    '  Victoria.���������The Airship which has been  amazing people from Winnipeg westward  was seen by the Captain and crew of,the  Maude which prrived from the west Coast .  today.    It was going ont to sea.  The steamer Tees which struck a rock  and was beached .on the west coast  returned to Victoria uninjured.  Blown'^Up.  H alii fax, May  15th.���������Locomotive   No.  rS7    Inter-Colonial    Railway   biew up in  the   round   house   this   morning.     The  " f  engmeo\vas blown lo pieces; loss $25 000  'Oscar Wilde Again  London.���������Oscar Wilde  will be liberat  cd from   prison a week  from next   Wed-  dav, his two  years sentence  expiring  on  that date.  Big Japanese Skip Coming.  Nanaimo.���������The   well known  Japanese  warship   liijmV. Heyar  is on the way to  British Columbia from Japan.  ���������   '      Hewy  Co.]A)   Wv.wsiv.^T.  -Now   York May  13th.���������Heiddelbacach  Ik'brmer & Co., will. shiD  $r.000.000   in  gold  bars     todav,     this     mak  total  shippmeni t<> d,;ie over $10000.000.  0:ie who his not visited Union Wharf  for a few weeks will at once note the  march of improvements. Land is being  cleared off, and tiie air is filled wilh ihe  hum of industry.  A large force of carpenters are at work  on the timbers of the new bunkers which  is quite an important undertaking.  But the coke ovens! Mechanics were  fanly swarming over them. Soon 50  of them will be not only as goad as new  but a vast sight better than ever before;  they are now built to slay. By the isl,  the new crusher will be in place, and then  a large quanitity will be turned out for  which the demand is now in excess of  the supply.  On ihe wharf may be seen the new  water pipes���������a large quantity; and still  others on the way.  ,  A blast Thursday near the new bunkers threw up a quantity of quartz which  fairly glittered with the believed to be  precious.  S3IAI.L FIRS  Last Wednesday night, about a quarter  to ro o'clock the English."Church bell  sounded the alarm of lire. There were  no mounting fl unes to lignt the way. and  people rushing into the street anxiously  enquired, "Where is the fire?" No one  could answer, but they seemed to scent  ihe smoke and rushed up on to Fcrnwood  Heights. They were not wrong in the  direction taken. The fire was soon  located in the stable west of English  Church on the alley between Penrith and  Maryport avenues. The flames were  blazing pretty briskly at first, but. Capt.  Grant and the members of his fire company soon put them out. . The pump  which did such good service at the  Dowell fire was equal to the new  emergency. The fire had started in the  corner, some say in a bucket. The stable  belongs to Mr. Jack McKim, and had  that day been rented, but was empty at  the time of the fire. The origin is not  known, but is generally attributed to a  ."firebug."  Where next? is the question  SUBSCRIBE TO   The   News  PER ANNUM.  $2.00  ESSS?*S_  o  General Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY,- - '    -       - B.   C  xzziz&tzx'jrjrric^j'rttAtttxzaAX^  WEALTH I3ff THE  MOUNTAINS.  Tbe one topic overshadowing all others is  the metalliferous prospects, not iu Kooteriay  or Carihf.o, or tie Yukon either, but righf;  here at I:on:e. Evt'iy clay durir.g the past  week ufc\v fix. db havo been made, _ and of  course new claim? slaked rff.  Follow frig swiff ly upon the ''Bonnie Jack'  dis-cove'y, c.ime tbe rich find  of  K.   Sharp  aud .Harry Wilkinfou. ' This  was on   Wednesday  lust     Thfy   had   heen   cut  two   or'  Ihree .days c-xplorhm, rind .brought  iii   the  beat tpcciinens jet.    Then   the   excitement  ran higher thau ever.    Yoi.pg boys aud   an-  cienf. ijif.idenp, and all   befweeu,    would   go  out   av.u ^ isiiVsly ������������ze at the snow   capped  mouutaine,    and   oue cnthufcia&t wr.nt bo far  as to ti;ke off his hat aud make a respectful  < beisance to the  tbe  great tieasure-holder,  When the tram arrived  on' Wednesday a  large uuniber wont   dov.n   lo -tho "station"  to iijt'.efc the ij3con:iug  crowd.    It   had   beeu  whimpered brcuud that fully 200 prospectors,  including experts, Mould arrive lo  assist-   in  reaving    tho   golded   harvest.    While   tbe  "palace car" v.-ac nearly full   of   "all   sorts  and conditions of men" still 1 am   not ' able  to  aver that there wore quit' 2(-0 of     them,  nor   that tho    prospect of ricr.t-s  in   quart/  had drawn them hither.    But there vas one  individual grey headed, and somewhat more  distinguished looking than the rest to whom  I was introduced as   Mr.   Dalby.    I   asked  him if be was up a-quartziDg.     ' Oh no !   he  rcfTcd, "r.y. j:"1'. 'o ace she b'-yr,   and  take-  '< ./I'U 'sRMr-g."     "Oh!"    I   ow'ir.fi),    a  li'fc'.e tttken abac-!'.���������/<-,_��������� I hi.ri h-amev.' that he  v.-'i^ cm old miner ot larr.c. exp< Hence in early Cariboo finjes,   aud  hopod  he   mi^ht   bo  Indian Troubles at Kingrcome  Inlet.  the  uew  rc-K'on  ��������� i!*esf s'cri    u:  oroin d UrnVr* ���������  ri><- I'.cx? an.iv'pf. I i:?bt siid early I saw  Mr. Da-'by. Jt ul< iliKisji and othera start  ;<m 'he u'c-uutairs abor.J: live* o'clock. 1 had  ������������������I'pfc v,itb fijf c-yc open, cieteimiuud to fee  v hat took pl.-ic-e. Pov.dc-v, drill and pick  axes were tttber up ard several sacks of oie  blown fior.! the hum m of "Bonnie Jiick."  These were carefully sealrc^���������the sacks���������and  brought ihe next mnnr'ug to ibc train. In  <-luuge of them M-as Mr D.dby, (be experienced miner, on bis way to Yictdjin, bis  outing "finished ! " A:;d nex!- I -.h������" ex-  p'������ct fco uceive the assia\. Uis'.il U;en J  thai! '.iy to remain ar. calm as pc.-^bif.  That there i.-i a largR per cent of copper is  certain, and copper has "riz;'' and there is  much hope That silver abides in a friendly  way in the same dwelling? and tome think  thoy fee the thining footprints of gold ! l_  know that toire knowing ones turn up their  nosi'." and ;.fleet sup; rior M-isdom. But  what of it? . Experts.carry their noses high  and see nothing, but the "fools" rush in and  find gold. "It isn't the right formation, "t ay  the experts. "But look at this,"answerthe  "tJeenhorrjs." '.'Don't this chunk look  rich?" "All copper ! "replies the expert.  .'���������Not 11 bit ������f it; I have eaten out the copper with acid, and these bright spots remain j  they are gold."  "Impossible" retort the experts; "they  aro too near home. It might be true if they  were away some thousands of miles, but  around here���������never."  I notice the so-called experts are doing a  little prospecting on' the s!y. They hiive  s-aid nothing good can como out of Kr.';:aicth  mid they must stick to it; but the gr 3d fever  germs aro in the air, and none havo quite  ife-aned Sooner or later all v. ill come  down with the prevailing epidemic; there  ���������'s no specific for it. It's best to sttbmit  quietly, stake off a claim and takij or.e's  place with the other multi-millionaires.  Billy Blum.  SEining" Biotas.  The latest find of apparent importance  is by Messrs Rigjfs, and Barrett���������up the  mountain, southwest of  Union.  Excelsior.  Mr. P.   Scbarschmidt   wired   Mr. ]. j.  McKim Friday from Victoria:  "Bonnie Jack, excelsior."  Why   aeurl   away   for   your   pi\ui":ru'  when you can yot i? doac equally as ��������� ^:   fl-  the News ?    Our prices are re.-isor.aMe,   ami  we are nu*v prepared to turn out every iiiin.j  in the line of Job Pkiktixg.  Letters from Alert Bay, dated- May 6, ,  give newsci'a rather ser:ous disturbance  amen<-' tbe IndiatiK at Kingeome Inlet. A  settler );-n;(d Latiudowne saw three Indian dogs worrying E. A. Halliday's stock  and shot the degs. In a few hours three  canoe loads of Indians arrived with a, native constable and tried to arrest Lands-  down e, who was in company with Eustace .Smith, Clifford Smith and- E. A.'  Halliday. A free-fight ensued, in which ���������  fists and cluba were made use of as weapons, At last Land.'define, to save furth- .  ev,trouble, cflered lo go r.ith the IndianB.  They too,1, him iiitt before their chiefs in  council as.se mhkd, and' then on to Alert  Bay, "\a litre they intended tc put him . in  gaol. The gaoler of course refused to accept him as _iif-ocer, and advised him to  see a magistrate. \As a result three Indians weie ajrc-fl/d and taken before Wm.  Halliday, J. P. He lemar.ded them for'  eight ��������� ca_t, to get vituetses,. and ako to  communicate! v.\;h Indian Agent Pidcock.  The Indit.us have been unfriendly to the  white , settle-is    for   a couple    of    months,  back.    The    high water in" the    Kingeome  River   has n;ai e the rilhing bad,   and -tbe ,  Indians    blame the settlers  for    this    and'  have been 1 ather ugly in consequence.        ^  KEEK"��������� CALNAN.  Oa Thursday 13th, at S p. m. at the res:-,  deuce ft-the-   hiiti<.-s j.arents,-" 2klr.   Charles  Edizunc Jvceuo ore! Mjfs ilinnie Maud Cal-  ,uar.. were m/nrk-d by tbe Bov.'Mr. Hicks of  tbe Methodist Church.    Only a  few  intimate ".ricuds \two  invited, but a  number  of  h..nd?ome and n-.r-.ful presents were received.  A _/nrt:r.l ii.st js hdc-.d : P.-om Mr. and Mrs.  HornaJ, silver pickle stand;   Mr.  and   Mrs.  Lowe, ailvci-  buttei-cli*h; Miss  Nellie  Mc-  Curthnr, salt and pepper stand;  parlor lamp  McPhee & Moore;  Messrs Berr.   Moore  and  J. 0"Biu-:i;, gh^s  water  set; Mrs.   Kendall, ���������  "ailver napLin rii'gs; tight cLy clock and oth  er beaiiiiiul piestnts.  The bridal supper was an elaborate one,  and the bc-autii'ui v.eclding cake made by  Maioci.h������ bio.'.-., was an attractive centrepiece. Tin-: Kisws acknowledges the receipt of a piece of the delicious cake, and  can recon.nic.i-d it to all those who will soon  be needing wedding cakes. And there are  three w eddiugs lo occur shortly, Madame  Rumour has said.  The happy couple left on the steamer Joan  Friday moi ning on their bridal trip, and are  expected lo return next week.  Union   Shipping.  The Highland Light left on the nth,  with 19S0 tons of coal for the North  American Commercial Co., Dutch Harbor, Alaska.  The steamer Kildona left on the 12th,  for New Westminister with 165 tons of  nut coal and 4 tons of coke.  On the 13th, the steamer Fingal left  with 98 tons of coai for New Westminster.  The tug Lois took 192 tons of coke on  13th, for the Trail smelter.  On the 15th, the tug Hope took away  13 tons of coal.  On the 14th, the Rainbow left with 44  tons of coal for Victoria.  On the 16th, the steamer Maude took  45 tons of coal for the Giant Powder  Work?, also 99 tons of coal for Victoria;  on the same day str. Oscar took 44 tons  of wash nut coal for Rivers Inlet; also on  same day the Danube left for Victoria,  with 132 tons of coal.  Tlie San Mateo left on the 16th, with  4,400 tons of coal for Port Los Angeles.  The steamer Florida is loading. The  Minneola is due, and the Glory of the  Seas is on her way here.  "Yoh can't alius t< 11 whah ter put de cre-  oi; 1.-.. Y>-k:i!? ���������;'.. IK '-iK-'e.en/' said Undo  ]���������",!<;���������.. Y\ :;������������������-. ���������-:. ;. v fi>hi'..'-Iir:fc da:;0*;:^  ...ivi,,.' ...u 'ct;--..:trf '��������� n������ Y o' :S.ei.Y;u. But  ���������i 's (!.. '; .,'.')��������� <:.a':.i C'.OUi bUiiliLtfy. "'���������Vvasu-  lIsG'i'ON   Sj'AK.  J  X  '\  ���������?  ' .V,  ��������� y  Vr.:l ���������\  fc  >.>X.Y^\  Hi,    ������.   '   ���������-.  The Weekly News.  M.    WHITNEY,    Publisher.  UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA  In tbe Pittsburg- clog show a terrier  was sold the other day for S1.S00. That  purp must have been a skye-high terrier.  Sam Jones says he proposes to "handle the devil without ��������� gloves1' in Atlanta. AVe believe a glove contest to a  ���������finish would draw better.  more than twenty million dollars a  year; but the results of the tests made  indicate that the cost would be nearer  forty million dollars. The lesson.of the  experiment is that free rural delivery  must be very judiciously and very  gradually introduced.  Tbe world is a treadmill which turns  all the time,  ,And leaves us no choice but to sink or  to climb.  That cigarette smoker who attempted to blow out bis brains failed most  miserably, of course, for obvious reasons, i But why should he be in such a  hurry, anyway?    '  There are few people who are not  thrilled at the advent of spring.' The  springing grass, the budding flowers,  and the mellow notes of piping birds  under balmy skies strike a responsive  chord even in the most prosaic, but it  is seldom ,that this feeling* has ever  been more appreciatively expressed  than by a poet on the .staff of the New  Orleans Times-Democrat:  The odor of the violet  Is very nice to sniff, '���������  And from the honeysuckle  Gomes a most delightful whiff;  But of'all the spring aromas,  The sweetest scent to me  Is the ginger cake a-baking  In the cracker factory.  'First Mexican Woman Doctor.  Miss Columbia Rivera, the first  "woman in Mexico to be licensed as a  practicing physician, has been appointed to the women's ward of San Andres  Hospital. Miss Rivera has studied  medicine for four years, passing her  examinations with great credit.  A New York newspaper has issued a  Cuban war map showing United States  men-of-war in the harbor of Havana  shelling the city. This sort of journalism is' not "new" but "fresh."  A Maryland paper triumphantly exclaims: "We have the man for a crisis  and bis name is Brown." If we ever  have on hand a surplus crisis we will  gladly bear���������Mr. Brown in mind.  An Indiana genius has invented a  hat which conceals a half-pint of whisky. If that fellow ever strays over into  Kentucky be will be mobbed unless he  puts on the market at ,once a quart-  sized hat.  A Louisville man has been held for  perjury for swearing he owned a lot  worth $400 when it was shown that  the lot was in a ceraetery. It was regarded by the court as a grave offens"  and the man is now entombed in jail.  One of tbe most important, and fruitful   directions In  which  scientific activity has lately been turned is iu the  prevention of. disease,  rather than in  waiting until maladies have obtained a  foothold aiid then trying to cure them.  The reduction in the rate of "fifth" or  zymotic diseases in recent years proves  how much can be accomplished in this  direction and to how great an extent  the sufferings of humanity may be relieved by the proper observance of sanitary regulations.    The recent activity  of the board of health in detecting and  punishing those  who adulterate food  products,  or offer   such products for  sale, is an effortfin this direction that  will command the hearty approval of  all who appreciate to how great an extent this abuse has developed.  A proposal has been made in Massachusetts to employ all the male convict  labor in the- State in cutting a canal  across Cape Cod. It seems there is no  other employment which can be given  them without injury to free labor, and  as the canal has long been desired the  proposal has been very favorably received.  "Society does not entertain me. , I  vote it a bore!" cries some stupid  youth. Well, why should it! Do you  entertain society'? Do you, with your  brightness and cordiality, call out the  brightness and cordiality in others?  You must get out of your self-made  cage, or, ten to one, all that other people will, care for will be to grab a stick  and poke you up to hear you  again.  After tbo Venezuelan , boundary    is  carefully riveted down so that it will  stay in one place,  it will be time to  mark out the Alaskan line so that the  British official can sec it without spectacles. "At present he comes across it,  where there are any valuable mineral  deposits, and levies a tax on our miners before he will allow them to pick  up the gold which lies around on their  own  territory.    It is obvious enough  that the frontier, in spots, at least,Requires a more visible and precise definition than tbe Boundary Commission  has given to it.   We have as yet. no oc---  casio.i to join the wolf's long howl on'  Unalaska's, shore    in   resentment    of  anything   which   our  neighbors   have  done, and probably'will not have, but  the line ought to be blazed anew when  it tuns through or near territory w'th  "How'would you define ennui?" "It's  when you're tired of doing nothing, and  too lazy to do something."���������Pucki  Slumleigh���������I don't see why you care  so little for me. Miss Oyer���������Have you  ever taken a good look at yourself?���������  Town Topics.  ��������� She���������Do you understand those  French jokes? He���������I'm afraid I do.  She���������Then I wish you'd translate them.  ���������Pick-Me-Up.  Gosling���������"What do you think of this  new tie of mine?" Wiggins���������"My boy,  it's not <a tie. It's a colored supplement."���������Truth.  ^George describes the girl he is engaged to as a1 perfect vision." , "Yes.  And his sister says she is a sight."���������  Indianapolis Journal.  "Has Mr. De Broken proposed to you  yet, Beatrice?" "No; but he has a lawyer looking into papa's financial affairs."���������Detroit Free Press.  When a woman is saving up to buy  a new bat she can ''never see any use  iu her husband's spending money to belong to a club.���������New York Press.  Cannibal king���������You haven't succeeded in fattening the captive? The chief  cook���������He's,.losing flesh all the time.   I  think he's ^worrying about  ���������Puck.  ,p-  BATTLED.  To make a mad dog to order, tie a tin pan  to his tail. A man made,mad is one who,  after suffering 10, 15 or 20 years with, rheumatism, finds that by the use of a bottle of  St. Jacobs Oil he is cured. He feels tbe  waste of his life in pain, with the loss of  time, place and money, and then rejects  that for tbe expense oi"."50c. be could have  saved all this and lived free of pain; it is  enough to make him mad. Most of our sufferings are intensified by delay' in seeking  relief, and there is much worth knowing as  regards the cure of pain that we find out at  last only by the use of the best cure. It is  worth knowing that for the, cure of rheumatism there is a special virtue in The  Great Remedy for Pain, St. Jacobs Oil, and  as so much can be saved by its use, the cost  is really nothing.  FORTUNE SEEKING EMIGRANTS.  Many a poor family that seeks tbe western,  wilds in the hope of winning a fortune,' is preserved from that insidious foe of the emigrant  and frontiersman���������chills and fever���������by Ho5-  tetter's Stomach Bitters. So effectually does-  that incomparable medicinal defense fortify  the system against the combined influence of  a malarious atmosphere and miasma-tainted,  water,-that protected by it the pioneer, the-  miner or the tourist provided' with it, may  safely encounter the danger.  Distinction.  ,  The society girl and the actress?  Oh, they .differ in dress, you know;.  One rises above that sort of thing.  And the other comes out below.   ���������Truth.  HOME PRODUCTS ANO PURE FOOD.  fought in  New Jersey re-  A fire was  cently, by   pumping from  wine  vats.  The loss by fire was $2,000, and it took  $5,000 worth of wine to quench itl  Paralyzed for Years.  A    CARPENTER     SPENDS     MANY  MONTHS IN BED���������PHYSICIANS  DO    HIM    LITTLE    GOOD.  All Eastern Syrup, so-called, usually very  light colored and of heavy body, is made fromi  glucose. "Tea Garden Drips" is made from  Sugar Cane and is strictly pure. Itis'for sale-  by first-class grocers, in cans only. Manufactured by the Pacific Coast Syrot Co. AlPgen-  uin'e "Tea Ganir.n Dripa" have the manufacturer's name lithographed on every can.  -  The National debt of Spain is nearly  $2,000,000,000 and the annual interest.  ������80,000,000.  *S100  'REWARD    SIOO.  PARALYSIS    CAME    FROM   A    FALL.  The renders of this pnper will be pleased to-  learn that there is at least one dreaded disease-  that science has been able to cure in all its-.  stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh.  Cure is the only positive cure knows to the-  medical fraternity.. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment, flail's Catarrh Cure is taken internallv,.  acting directly upon the blood and mucous-  surfaces of the system, thereby destroying ihe>  foundation of the disease, and giving,.the patient strength by building up the constitution  and assisting nature in doing its work. The-  proprietors have so much faith in its curative  powers, that thev offer One. Hundred Dollars;  for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list.  of testimonials. ,  Address;.   F. .T. CHENEY & CO./Toledo, O.-  Sold by Druggists,' 75c.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.   '  something,  George���������I just saw you  coming from  anything valuablp on it.  growl  H. D. Booge, a Topeka man, has  adopted a unique plan for getting  "even." Recently he lost his handsome  home through foreclosure. He owned  the adjacent vacant lot, and he built, a  barn on it within twenty feet of the  front door of his lost home. The loan  company thus finds it impossible to  rent the house, and Booge takes secret  satisfaction in seeing it remain vacant.  Earls as directors of stock companies  come high in London. A broker recently obtained two of them for a cycle company received $25,000 as his  commission. As he kept,the honey  himself instead of turning it into his  firm's account his partners have  brought the case before the committee  of the stock exchange, thus making  public tbe market price of the commodity.  Utica Press: The State of Massachusetts has expended hundreds of  thousands of dollars in an attempt to  exterminate the gypsy moth, and now  it is a question in the State Legislature  whether the attempt shall be abandoned or further appropriations for tbe  work be made. The depredations of  the moth are said to have caused an  Immense amount of damage in Massachusetts, and unless it is checked the  rest of the country will soon witness its  ravages. The country looks to Massachusetts to save it.  A wealthy tourist ' from Denmark  was given a fine illustration of the  vigilance of the New York police on  Monday night. He wandered into a  resort where a prize fight was in progress, and, never having been educated  down to this form of entertainment,  fainted when one of the contestants received a blow that drew blood. In the  eitorts to revive him tbe police found  a dangerous-looking knife in his pocket,  and as this was a "concealed weapon."  to carry which was a nominal violation  of the law. the tourist was promptly  hustled off to jail. He was discharged,  of course, in the morning, but has  doubtless learned the lesson that the  laws of this country must be scrupulously observed by visiting foreigners,  especially those who are so inconsiderate as to faint while a prize fight is in  progress and thus mar the sport. The  coincidence that the prize fight was-  also a heinous violation of law was  naturally overlooked in the excitement  of attending to the case of the tourist.  The deep-sea fish live at great depths,  where the pressure of the water is  enormous, and are constructed so as to  be comfortable at that pressure. If one  of these fish happens to ascend beyond a  certain level, its bladder becomes distended with the decreased pressure,  and carries it, in spite of all its efforts,  still higher. In fact, members of this  unfortunate class are liable to become  victims to the unusual accident of falling upward, and, no doubt, meet with  a violent death soon after leaving their  accustomed level and long before their  bodies reach tbe surface in a distorted  and unnatural shape.  The results of the somewhat comprehensive experiment in tbe free delivery of postal matter in rural regions  have been instructive. Free delivery  was instituted in forty-two postorfices.  The cost of the service varied from seven mills per piece of mail matter to  more than six cents per piece. It was  estimated that free rural delivery  Svould cost the government somewhat  The town of Lubec. Maine, is one of  the go-ahead' villages of the Pine Tree  State and the.one thing wanting'to' enable it to keep up with the procession  is a hearse.   The citizens investigated  the condition of surrounding towns and  learned that every one of them had a  hearse and they considered it a burning and municipal shame that Lubec  should  be so  far behind   the    times.  Therefore, it was resolved to have one,  although  according to the   rates    of  longevity in Lubec it was not considered likely there would  be much use  for it.    A mass-meeting of the citizens  was called to discuss the grave subject.  The enthusiasm was unbounded and it  was at. once decided to purchase the  vehicle by voluntary subscription, making  a sort  of joint stock concern  or  hearse  corporation.   Bach   subscriber  chipped in $1, but the wary and thrifty  rLubecrT insisted upon a proviso whereby he is enabled to get. a show for bis  white    alley.    It    was    unanimously  agreed that if any stockholder had use  for the hearse within a certain number  of years from the date of his subscription, he, the said subscriber, should be  entitled to a rebate of the sum paid in.  Now the Lubecer awaits the approach  of the grim destroyer without emotion.  In the event of his death be is assured  of a first-class funeral, with plumes and  all the outward trappings of woe, and  he gets bis money back besides.  Cheap at the Price.  Owner���������How much will you give a  load for that dirt?  Pat���������Twinty ciryts, sor.  Owner���������Umph! What do you want,  the earth?  Pat���������Y is, sor���������fer twinty cints th'  load.���������Judge.  the conservatory with Miss' G-oldie.  Rather handsome girl, but too reserved  for me. ' Thomas���������Yes, I just reserved  her for life.���������Cincinnati Enquirer.    -  "Ever notice what an even temper  Johnson has? No matter how much he  is disagreed with, he never gets angry." "No; but what a deep pity he  has for the other fellow."���������Indianapolis  Journal.  Dyspepsia Specialist (irritably)���������  "But, madam, you must chew your  food. What were your teeth given you  for?" Female Patient (calmly)���������"They  weren't given to me���������I bought 'em."���������  Odds and Ends.  ' "Theatres ought to be seated with the  women all on one side and the men on  the other." "Why?" "So that when  men go out between the acts they can  tramp on each other's toes."���������Detroit  Free Press.  A fashion paper announces that  gowns this summer will come higher  than they did last year, owing to ,a  boom in the silk market. AVe trust they  will���������at the shoulders.���������Commercial  Advertiser.  "The bicycle is all right. I suppose,"  remarked Mr. Walker, "but it should  not be carried to excess." "I don't think  it should be carried at all," replied Mr.  Sprocket. "It should carry you."���������  Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  Philanthropist���������"Yours is the first  hand organ I have seen for some weeks.  Got too cold for them, I suppose." Organist���������"Ect ees so, signor. Zee peoples keepa windows shut and notta pay  us to inova on."���������New York Weekly.  Mr. Norris���������"I won't hear a word of  it! It is too preposterous!" Mrs. Norris���������"Don't be severe with Frank; you  know he- has fallen in Jove." "Well,  can't he fall out again?" "No, I'm  afraid not without getting married."���������  Answers.  'T have seen some pretty hard knocks  in my time," began the anvil, in ringing tones, when the bellows interrupted him with, "But think of the trouble  I have. There isn't a day that I'm not  hard pressed to raise the wind."���������Cin-  cinanti Enquirer.  Mr. Esplanade���������"I miss one topic  from the program of the Mothers' Congress which I fully expected to see discussed." Mr. Monterey���������"What is  that?" Mr. Esplanade���������"How to Manage a Husband," by Miss Soanso."���������  Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. Y ;  Chumley���������"I hear one of your freshmen was pretty badly injured the other  day. How was it?" Hankins���������"Why,  it was in the elocution and oratory  class. He has such a heavy voice that  he strained his back in trying to raise  it."���������University of Michigan Wrinkle.  Advance Agent���������"You Western people don't seem to be quite up to opera.  Everywhere Ave go the audiences weep  in the wrong place." Local Manager���������  "You won't have any trouble here. My  ushers are instructed to eject anybody ;  who does not weep in the cuspidor."���������  Detroit Journal.  Mabel ( studying her lesson)���������"Papa,  what is the definition of volubility?"  Mabel's Father���������"My child, volubility  is a distinguishing feature of your  mother when, on acount of urgent affairs, I don't happen to reach home un-  til after 2 o'clock in the morning."���������  Baltimore News.  Mother���������"Mary, that young Spinners  has been paying a great deal of attention to you of late. Do you think he  means business?" Mai*y (with a faraway look)���������"I'm afraid he does,  mother. He is the agent for a bicycle  firm, and he has done nothing but try  to sell me a bicycle ever since he has  been coming here."-���������SDare Moments.  From the Express, Los Angeles, California.  Just think of a' busy, hardworking  man paralyzed in the midst of his ca-  xear', and rendered useless.  That was the misfortune that, befell  James A. Jones, of 1002 Alpine street,  Los Angeles, Cal., in September, 1891.  Mr. Jones was born in the  state where  many of  the   presidents  come  from���������  Ohio, but   spent the greater part of his  life during.his younger years   in Iowa,  from which place he went to Colorado,  and in 1882   came to rLos Angeles.    It  was  a  small   place   then,   before   the  boom came  along and   pushed  us  forward a century in the road of progress,  and Mr/ Jones followed  his occupation  of  carpenter ' and   builder.     While at.  work in September, 189J, he received'a  fall which jarred him considerably and  he became confined to his bed.  Shortly  after he lostthe use of  the  lower part  of  his   body entirely, and  his  legs became   a dead  weight.    A plaster cast  was put upon  him by the doctors and  they  worked   over   him   and   did   all  things possible   to aBsist   his recovery.  But he remained in the same condition.  In April, 1893, he began to take Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills for Pale  People.  The following June he  noticed that he  oould move his toes, and  July 4, 1893,  he got up out of  bed and  later  in tbe  month   was   able   to     walk    without  crutches.     Shortly after, still  contiim-  ing the pills he went   to  work   at  his  trade at Whittier's, where he sustained  a fall and   again   injured   himself  and  had to go to bed and the  dread paralysis came on again.    Again   tbe doctors  worked.with him  but  without  relief,  and he once  more  began   to   take Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills.    The doctors had  given him   bromides and   iodides,   but  without effect.    Again the  pills drove  the paralysis into the background.    He  said "I took them in   accordance  with  directions, and in connection  with the  use of cold  sponge  baths,   found  they  were exceedingly beneficial."  Mr.^Jones is now able to walk again,  and he feels tliat the pills are the only  thing that has done him any good. In  this connection he said: "The doctors  who have treated me have done everything in their power, but without  effect, and it does seem marvelous that  paralysis should be overcome by these  little pills. But that has been my experience. If anyone doubts it let him  write to me or come and see me and I  will tell them the story."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in  a condensed form, all the elements necessary to give, new life and richness to  the blood and restore shattered nerves.  They are an unfailing specific for such  diseases as locomotor ataxia, partial  paralysis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica,  neuraliga, rheumatism, nervous headache, the after effect of la grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow  complexion, all forms of weakness  either in male oi\ female. Pink Pills  are, sold by all dealers, or will be sent  postpaid on receipt of price, 50 cents a  box or six boxes for $2.50 (they are  never sold in bulk or by the 100), by  addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine  Company, Schenectady, N. Y.  Tbe rhinocerous is the  most.form id-  able and pugnacious of all wild beasts.  I know that my liie was saved by Tiso's.  Cure, for Consumption.���������John A. Miller;.  Au Sable, Michigan, April 21, 1S95.  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������#������������������������������������ ���������������������������������  Blooming  Health ���������-*  :: secured to every woman ] ���������  by the use of  Y  Thousands of afflicted [[  women have been cored t  hy its use.  | Why not You?  A Purely Vegetable  Preparation.  A Remedy with a Remarkable  Record.  Large bottle or new style smaller  one at your drucgrists. Write for Medical Blank free. Warner's Sale Cure  Co., Rochester, N. Y.  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Having fastened one,end of a narrow board  to the upper side of the wall he drew  It down diagonally amvs.the dwarf  door and nailed it hard and fasti effectually preventing entrance.' This done,'  ���������he picked up half a dozen fowls which  laid tied together ou the ground and  went to the open door of the cabin,  brushing ruthlessly against the blooms  ���������of a red japbnica bush in his haste.  AJ1 was dark inside., The wood iu the  fireplace was only smoldering, not  'burning. The daylight of, the gray  afternoon that stole in through the  ibeavy shuttered window showed that a  ���������woman sat in one corner.  '������������������Here, you there!" called the man:  "you understand that if you rip off that  (board and use any corn out, of .that  house you go to jail���������you and your, old  ���������man, both!   You understand!",  "I know, but you ain't doing us  ���������right," answered the woman. "We's  .paid out for the things, not 'scusin' (excepting) the picture what you fetched  (last. Here's the papers what the mens  igive ns, every time they been here.",  "I never authorized anybody to collect payment, and you owe me clear  ������15, not to say interest, since April. I'll  send back in a- week for that corn and  he said, looking up at the tall clock in  its gaudy frame.-  Peck! peek! as of a sharp bill striking  on bare-boards came from the' inner  room. Mr. Beck with looked at his wife  inquiringly.' . "  "The rumplus pullet!" she explained.  "While the buckra ar>d the   dog   was  it you've laid a-finger on it you'll be  sorry.    Where's your husband?"  "I dunno; out gittin' wood, I reckon.  ���������Since you'so tooken the feather bed and  the pick of the quilts avc'11 have to keep  ���������up' a steady fire to. warm by." '  ,  "Well, you make 'Riah understand  what I say; you hear!"  "Mr. Bcckwith ain't' goin' to touch  ���������nothin'." said the woman ' in' a de-  , pressed voice. "But you'se mighty hard  on us old people. You ain't leave us  even a pullet to raise" from," eying  wistfully the feathered bunch hanging  iiinp and resigned by their yellow legs.  "You couldn't 'low me dat speckled  hen? She's,a.sure, layer and an awful  good mother.' I'd save you a couple of  the first chickens she'd hatch if you'd  'gree to it."  The speaker came forward and regarded her creditor pleadingly, a repressed eagerness in her manner as  ���������though she half expected he would  comply. She was tall, with a smooth,  shining, bronze-brown skin and good  features, showing little trace of the  thick lips, flat nose nnd receding forehead of the typical negro.  "Speckled hen, indeed!" said the man,  ���������waving her off. "I've got her now; the  chickens she mi__ht raise I might never  see.    I'm up to your tricks!   Get some  i>f your neighbors to raise on shares  with you. Don't meddle with the corn-  .tiouse, now," he called as he drove off  3u his rattling road cart. "The law  . drove them nails and it will be the  , worse for you if you draw aiiy of them  ' Dllt."  Heartsie Bockwith stepped outside  Hifter he was gone and looked at the  xornhouse door with the tell-tale board  across its face, then she looked pathetically at the open trap door of the little  1 tfowlhouse opposite.  "It won't be no use to shut it to-  -night,'* she muttered. "We's ruinated,  .plumb ruinated, and there ain't nobody'  -and nothin' to turn to."  Half unconsciouly she looked in the  direction of the long avenue of oaks  :tha.t stretched across the big fiat field  ���������In front of the cabin. As she stood thus  ���������an elderly negro in a tattered coat,  with' his head tied up in a motley collection of scarfs and strings, came up be-  ���������faind her.  "Is dat debil gone?" he asked in a  thin, high voice.  "Yes, Mr. Bockwith. He's gone, and  everything gone with him, 'scusin'  the corn and that little handful of pea  pines in the corn house, what we ain't  to lay hands on. Everybody goin' to  '���������know now tliat we's been shut up and  disgraced."  . "Is-you show him the papers what  ihe mens give you in 'sideration of the  Waters and cotton and things what we  pay out on de clock debt?"  "Yes. But that make no differ. He  ���������tell it as how we give the things to the  wrong men, rapscallion men ^-hat he  pln't send to fetch 'em. He wouldn't  leave me so much as that speckled hen  what's such a regular layer. It's wicked for anybody to eat a hen like that,  what pays for herself over and over  every year."  "Come in out of the damp, baby," was  ill that Mr. Beckwith said, and as they  tntered the cabin, where a light-wood  knot in the chimney place blazed up  ibruptly in welcome, a brazen-tongued  !lock on a shelf struck thirteen in hurried, uneven' tones. Mr. Beekiwth's  face brightened. "It's got us in a lot of  (rouble, but it's mighty good company,"  runnin' down the other fowls it fly in  there and squat down under the bed,  so I just shut the door and ain't'say  nothin'. Seemed like the Lord aimed  for we to keep it."  Her companion chuckled. "There's  near 'bout four, bushel of corn down  yonder in the fence corner," he, said,  5,but it ain't gone there itself. I took it  out while he was gone to the sto' for  nails. He ain't goin' to miss it out of  the main batch."  .The rumplus pullet, released' from  confinement, stepped out near its mistress,' pecking at the oven, against the  rim of which a few crumbs from the  last cooked bread stuck fast. ' '  The pullet's red feathers stood up'  mutinously; it was, not prepossessing  in appearance, but Heartsie took it up  and stroked it gently. "It's one of the  four that was hand raised,", she said.  "That what make it come in here, to  hide. That white hen what died on the  nest was-its .mother."  A boy of about 10 years came in with  his arms full of wood. He put his burden down, then drew near one corner  of the fireplace and stood silent, looking iii to the flames.  "Is you -hungry, bud?" asked his  grandmother. "There's a piece of corn  cake in the,cupboard. Where's Bol-  lum?"  "I left him in tlie branch. He had  jump a rabbit," replied the child.  "That dog got sense," pronounced Mr.  Beckwith. "He know when there ain't  nothin' fresh in the house.,If that clock  man had kuowed he'd a' carried Bol-  lum off long wid the other things. You  see! If he don't fetch in a rabbit tonight he'll get one by sunup. He's sut-  tingly a kuowin' dog."  ���������    .;  Humpy' was asleep and Bolluim, the  yellow spotted bur, dozed fitfully' ��������� before the fire that night, but the excitement of the afternoon had banished  slumber from the eyes of Heartsie and  her spouse. They discussed and redis-  cussed every phase of the situation.  "Is you think to mention them things  to him, baby?" the old man asked.  "Them things is .rightly worth a heap  more than $15."  ' "I ain't crack my teeth on him about  em," said his wife.    "I   just was   all  timersome like for fear he would   go  s'archin' about and stumble on 'em. It  never 'curred to him though to look in  that old trunk with the cover all teared  loose and rags stickin' out. He'd'a'  took 'em soon as his eyes light on 'em,  but it wouldn't have been for no pay he  would have took. He'd 'a' said as we  stealed them thing's and had us up before the trial justice���������you as a 'specta-  ble member- in good s-tandin' and me  what is always been held to be a righteous livin' woman. He'd a tooken that  ground sure!"  "I believe you!" ejaculated 'Riah,  looking admiringly at his quicker-wit-  ted partner. "I never thought of that!"  "Mr. Beckwith," said Heartsie at  length in an impressive undertone. "I's  got a notion that them things is a car-  ryin'usto the devil. I's ponderated on it  now a long time, when yon ain't had no  notion I was ponderatin', and accordin'  to my stakin' off we won't have no letup this goin' down hill we're doin' till  we gets rid of them things for good and  all. Ain't we work hard this year every  day the Lord send?" she went on.  "Dat's what we done," affirmed her  spouse. .    ;  "Well!   Ain't  we try our   best   las'  year?"  "Dat we did."  "And de year before that? Ain't we  always been hard workin', and ain't  everything gone against us.? The cholera killin' off us hogs and fowl and  t'iugs and skippin' other people's? Our  cow crackki' of her neck in the ditch  and Black Sally just naturally gittin'  poorer and more perish-away lookin',  the more feed we give her? Till the boss  sa.y we can't keep her no longer? Ain't  all this what I tellin' you precisely so?"  Mr. Beckwith nodded. His pipe had  long since gone out and he did not  know it.  "Well! Mark my words!" emphasizing them with uplifted finger, "just so  long as that candlestick and that  breastpin and that piece of watch chain  stay there in that trunk where they is  the old boy's goin' to follow us."  Mr. Beckwith groaned with excess of  interest and belief.  "Well! what kin' we "do?" he asked,  helplessly.    "Fling 'em away?    Bury  'em, what?    If we was to try to sell  'em we'd git took up."  "Fling 'em away!    Bury 'eml"  re  peated his wife. ,' "WThat good would  that do? Uriah Beckwith, there's no  such a thing as 'tonement, 'tenement  for wrongdoin'! If we" could hit on a  plan to have them things go back to the  fainbly they b'longs to the old boy  would quit noticin' of us so close and  particular. ' We's in a worse fix than  we ever been in yet to-night, and if we  don't watch tout plagues worse than  the white preacher tell about is 'goin'  to 'stroy us finally."  "But the fambly all is dead or else  move off, even the house burn down  and the land sell or goin' to be sell,"  said Mr, Beckwith.  "I know. Uriah, what was it the old  boss - used to think more of than anything else 'sides good eatin' and driiik-  in' and he wife and children?"  "A good horse," ventured Uriah. His  wife looked disdainful.  "His hounds, fishin?" Heartsie shook  her head.  "I dunno, less 'en, you mean his niggers. Since you talk 'bout givin' of the  things back, supposin' we dig deep in  his grave and bury 'em there. He'll  have 'em then for sure, nobody else.  His grave right there by the church  without no headstone."  Heartsie still looked inscrutable.  "They ain't doin' nobody no^good in  tbe trunk and they wouldn't be doin'  no good bury in the ground," she said.  "Since you ain't 'member nothin' I  mind you how the marster think a  heap of he church, how, he never miss  a Sunday 'tendin' there and was a high  sitting member���������that's just the same  as saying he give money reg'lar and a  heap of it. Now, if we give them things  to the church in he name it would be a  'tonement just like it tell 'bout in the  book.".  Mr. BeckwitLf was strongly stirred.  He gazed at his partner as though he  thought her inspired. v  "If we could give them things to-the  same church," went on Heartsie, "my  poor Regina would rest more content-  eder in her grave and we'd have better  luck to pervide for her orphan chile,"  glancing at the corner where Humpy,  rolled up head and ears, slumbered  peacefully. "I's wished many times I  had had the spunk to own that my gal  took them things and give them back  as was right and proper. When 'Gina.  was little and used to lift things out of  ladies' rooms and out of the pantry  closet I used to steal 'em back in place  and scold and,whip her, but, after she  got grow'd and was such a' likely gal  as could speak up so smart, I hated to  own as she was a common nigger  thief."  "How you am to give these things  back, baby?" asked the old man.' ��������� "The  church is shut up these days.    There  never is anybody stirrin' 'bout there."  '"I hear Em-line say yisterday  that  there's goin' to be preachin' there this j  Sunday.    People is comin' over here j  from the city and they goin' to dredi-  cate it over again.   She sajr it's a 'ver-  sary\=and that it's the oldest church in  the whole country.    There's to be a'  excursion."  "But how we kin manage?"  "I plan it out like this," saidHeartsie.  "When they lifts the  collection  (dey  calls it the loftory in the white folks'  church) you could tote up the things  and hand 'em in and 'splain where they  come from and how it is a 'tonement  we made wTid 'em."  "Before all the people?"  "Yes.   'Course the book say about ac-  knowledgin' before men.   I would say  it myself,  but  it ain't respectful  for  women to speak in church, and if I  patch you up proper seeming and do you  up a shirt with rice starch you'd look  better than me."  The rededication of St. Jude's took  place the next Sunday. The excursionists were there in numbers. Many  saw the old negro, with his gray wool  combed into order and his shabby suit  brushed slick and span, walking up the  aisle at a respectful distance behind the  acting vestrymen. Only those nearest  could hear what he said., as,' having  deposited his, burden, he bent low before the church' officers and made hurried obeisance to the minister. Before  they had'recovered from the surprise  sufficiently to question him he was already half way to the door, mopping  his brow that was moist with the  stress of exertion.  "Luck will turn now, see if it don't,"  said Heartsie, as she joined him.���������New  York Evening Post.  LINCOLN  MEMORIAL CHURCK.  Finest Structure Kvcr Built for Use of  tlie Colored Race.  The finest church ever built for the  use of the colored race is soon to be  erected in Springfield, 111., as a monument to the great emancipator. It will  be known as the Lincoln Memorial African M. E. Church. The superstructure ''is to be built of Bedford stone,  and will be covered with a slate roof.  There will be an auditorium which will  hold 700 people, a Sunday school room  which can be' thrown into an auditorium, giving the whole space a capacity  of 1,000; a reading-room, a library, a  gymnasium and a night school. A memorial-room and a museum will be  provided which will contain relics of  slavery, such as the auction block, the  slave chain, the manacles and the  whipping   post.     There   also   will   be  m������ \lf///J  .v  ^/f>"<  Whnt theColor-Blind Fee.     ,  A writer in Science says that in ordinary cases of partial color-blindness the-  color sensations that remain are blue  and yellow, not blue and red, or blue  and green, as is generally assumed and  ���������stilted in text-books.  Too Cold  for  Moths.  Tho Department of Agriculture,  through its entomologist, Dr. Howard,  some time ago instituted experiments  to determine at how low a temperature  it is necessary to keep furs and woolen  goods iii order to save them from the  ravages of moths, carpet beetles, etc.  The results.show that a temperature of  40 to 42 degrees F. during the summer  is'sufficiently low for the purpose.  LINCOLN MEMOKIA1,  CHURCH.  "seen tho obverse of the, picture; that is,  a collection of books by negro authors  and .other signs of ,the character  growth of the race since its emancipation. Above the memorial-room will  be a large' triple window containing  life-size figures of Lincoln, Frederick  Douglass'and John Brown. Other ornamental" windows will symbolize the  history and progress of the negro race  in America. Twenty-eight windows  will be named in honor,.of great abolitionists, American and foreign, and of  a few prominent illinoisans.' The material for the pulpit will -be brought  from Harper's Ferry, while the pulpit  chairs will be made of material from  Lincoln's old home at New Salem, 111.  The entire cost of the church is estimated at $25,000.  A Balloon   Eailroad.  During the coming summer a new  kind of mountain railway is to, be tried  in Germany. , The motive power.is to  be furnished by a balloon attached by  cable to a��������� rail running up the',, face of'  the Hohenstaufen' Mountain, near  Reichenhall, which attains a height of  about 0,000 feet. The excursionists will  ride in a small car running on rails, and  drawn by the upward pull of the balloon.  India's Giant Bees.  Bee-keepers are interested in the proposal that'a'species ofrgiant bee, inhab-,.  I ting India, be introduced into the  southern United States for the sake of  the large quantity of wax which it'  for ins. , The demand for beeswax for  use hi the arts is said to have largely  increased of late. The bees referred to  fasten their combs on the under side of  rhe limbs of'trees, or upon overhanging  rocks. Attempts to import theru have  not thus far succeeded. ���������''���������'-  A  HANDY  DOG.  Draws a Pr' spectinsr Outfit for a Colorado Miner.  A  novel prospecting outfit  may 'be  seen once a week at Sawpit, a mining  camp in the San Juan country, Colorado.    Every Sunday a miner arrives  from Deep Creek, where he has several  claims that are in process of development.    Harry Wilkes is the name of  the hermit, whose life seems bound up  in that of his prospects and his humble  four-footed companion, through whose  services  he  is  able  to  prosecute  his  work in the middle of winter in a country where the whirr of the snowslides  passing down the adjacent mountains  is the, only music that enlivens the tedium  of  the    long.  evenings.     Deep  Creek' is off the regular trails that lead  to Sawpit, and thus is separated by, an  area of snow that would not stand the  weight of an ordinary pony, especially  during the  warm   hours  of  the  day;  when the surface snow is soft.   Wilkes  is poor���������too poor to lay in a winter's  supply of grub,  and only  capable of  buying as he gets out a small quantity,  of ore.    He thought himself of a St.  Bernard dog, which he had brought to  the cabin when the first snows of the  winter fell, and after a little application managed to break him to harness.  Having accomplished this much Wilkes  next built a rough sled and now goes to  town every Sunday for his grub.   The  dog makes good time, vyiiile his master  accompanies him on snowshoes.    The  How Polar  Ice Forms.  .  Dr.   Nansen observed that   the   ice  does not form by direct freezing on the  polar  sea   to' a;   thickness    exceeding"  about thirteen feet. That was the maximum noticed by him;.but in the   ice  fields the thickness becomes greatly increased by the piling up    of    broken  masses, under the action of winds and  waves.     "The  massive  ice-cap  which  many explorers have believed to cover  tho polar area," he said in his recent lecture in London,  "has been shattered.  Instead of it we have the ever-wandering ice fields."  The Cannon Car.  Military journals express interest In  an invention by which it is proposed to  arm a self-moving car, driven by a six-  teenjhorse power engine, with two rapid-fire cannon, mounted on pivots so as  to sweep in all directions:   Having four ���������  broad-tired wheels, it is.claimed .that ���������  the car can run across a level country  (barring fences, of course) at the rate of  forty-five miles an hour.   Terrible plc-  tuers are drawn of the havoc that such,  cars could make on a battle-field. Only  one man is needed to operate the car  and its cannon, and he is protected by -'  strong steel shields.  trip is made with an average of 200  pounds of tools and merchandise. Tho  intelligent  animal trots  off  with  the  -^^4,  Killed by  Th m.  A remarkable cause of death from  fright was tlie ease of the famous  painter Poubman. He was at work in  his studio, where there were a number  of death's heads and skeletons, when  he happened to fall asleep. During his  sleep there-was a slight shock of earthquake, and when he woke up suddenly  he saw the skeletons and skulls dancing  round in the greatest confusion. He at  once became panic-stricken, and rushed  across the room and threw himself out  of the window on to the pavement below. He died in a few days after, not  from injuries received in the fall, but  from the nervous shock given by the  dancing skeletons, though the cause of  the festivity was explained to him.  Enterprising  Birds.  At just about the time the Central  Park ostrich laid its five-pound egg a  Kentucky: hen at Lewisburg laid a five-  inch egg shaped like a pipe bowl.  The next time you have your shoes  and stockings off, look at your feet;  you never saw anything ugliea:.  Squeezed by Sun and Moon.  A very curious observation was made  by Dr. Xansen during his adventurous  journey toward the, North Pole con-  cerning the effects of the tides on the  floatiing ice. The worst pressures experienced by his ship, the Fram, when  enclosed"in ice (except those due to  high' winds), occurred regularly about  the time of new and full moon, the  greatest being at new moon. The reason was because the tidal currents near  the margin of the polar ice fields drive  the floating ice before them/ and at new  and full moon the tidal attraction of  the sun is added to that of the moon,  and the effect on the sea is increased.  BETTKK  THAN A  HORSE.  load at a gait that makes it warm for  Wilkes to keep up with, and often necessitates a wait on the part of the dog  for his owner to overtake him on some  of the steep hillsides.  The New Yankee Doodle.  The children of New York city are  singing the following lines to the tuno  of Yankee Doodle:  Do not spit upon the street,  In cars or public places;  This is far from being neat,  And leaves unwholesome traces.  Dread disease is spread about  By such selfish doing;  We will try to put to rout  Smoking, spitting, chewing.  No Living Mammoths.  For several years the story has been.  extensively circulated that the natives  of Alaska are acquainted with living-  mammoths.. The probable origin of the  story was pointed out at a recent meeting of the Biological Society of Washington by Mr. C. IT. Townsend. In 18S5, -  when he was in Alaska, some of the natives questioned him concerning the nature of the giant animal whose bones  are not infrequently found there, and  he drew restorations of the maimmoth  in order to show them how it   looked  when living.   They were greatly interested in the pictures and made copies  of them.   These copies, he thinks, have  been widely scattered through Alaska,  and being found by white men in the  ���������  hands of  the natives have given rise  to the belief that the prehistoric beasta  still inhabit that country.  A boy never expresses the love he  feels for his mother, and seldom feels  the love he expresses for other women.  Law Practice in. .London.  The earnings of the average practicing barrister in London do not exceed  ������300 a year.  Y  vil  .   I  When some people find that they  can't afford anything else, they decide,  that they can afford more medicine.  am THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    MAY,    i8tfi.    1897.  m^lt* 1 JP.I l������IW  ������������������^K"1  THE WEEKLY ,M8  ssued   Every Tuesday  At Union. B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF .SUBSCRIPTION,,  JN   ADVANCE.  One  Year   .:,........'.....,   ������260  Six MofliJw    '   ������������������..���������-. ,���������' i-5  Single. Copy ...    0 05  rEATpis OF ADVERT.lSING-: r  O&e iynh por yeai ��������� ������������������������������������.. .��������� $12.00  ..    ..   montli .      1 ">0  .eighth col   per year    25 00  'fcHK-ili   ..,      ���������'-.. '.'���������     5000  week,  ... line        '       10  jbocfcl notices,per line            20  >  Notices,   of   Births,    Marriages    and j  {Deaths,  50 cents each insertion,'  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  ' Persona failing to get The News re-  .gularly should notify the OFFICE.  TUESDAY,   MAY, 18th,    1897.  The session ,of the legislature which  has just been prorogued has b.een one of  ���������the most useful held for. a long time, and  .marks an era of Provincial progress.  The declination of the Dominion  government to aid the Coast���������Kootenay  railway was .to be expectd. Something  will be done towards aiding a road from  I,ethbridge into the Kootenay country,  so as to divert the trade east, but not a  cent in aid of trade 'flowing toward the  ,-CoasiJ A" for the East nothing for the  -West,  THE ������E.TECTIPN" OF THE  ARBITRATION TREATY.  The rejection of the arbitration treaty  -between Great Britain and. the Unitpd  States, by the Senate, while .deeply to be  .deplored, must not'be set down as representing an unfriendly feeling on the part  ..of the United States. It was the work of  a.few malign spirits in the Senate,'not in  harmony with the public sentiment. The  .signing and submission of the treaty was  a triumph, in itself for peace. It expressed the will of the two nations, which  should a case arise will find in a new, act  ..the guide out of any difficulty..  POLITICAL  TWABBLE.  There is a great deal of twaddle- in  -politics. It isn't confined to one party.  The debate over the dismissal of the  Northfield postmaster in the Commons,  so far as the,Consist vatives were concerned  was a piece of twaddle. So the attacks  upon the Government in the: Provincial  parliament for allowing Heinze water m  aid of his enterprise, was the merest  twaddle. The supposition that any party  advantage can be gained by taking up  the time of a legislative body with such  .trifles, and where there is nothing but,  riaked assertion to show any improper  action, argues an utter absence of com?  mon sense.   Out upon such twaddle!  The Lesser Ministries.  ,A flower upon my threshold laid,  A lutle kindness wrought unseep;  1 know not who love's tribute paid,  i Anl y kno,w that it has made  JLife's pathway smooth, life's borders  green.  God bless .the. gracious hands tfyat e'er  Such tender ministries essay,���������  ��������� Dear hands, that help the pilgrim bear  His load ,o������ weariness and care .  More bravely up the toilsome way.  O, what a little thing can turn  A heavy heart from sighs to son_j!  A smile can make this world less stern;  A. word can cause the soul to burn  ���������With glow of heaven all day long!  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and. Collector.���������W. B. Akdeksojj, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  $nd CorQner./���������James Absams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKnight, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  .Collis.���������Comox, Geo. F. Drabble, and  ^Thomas Cairns.���������Courtenay, J. , W.  McKenaie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J. W. Hutchinson,  >nd P. S. Sghakschmidtj Uajon.  ���������~*9Sg*}aS&iaL  mm CONTEST.  TO THE PUPILS, who successfully  passed the examination at .Courtenay'this year, for entrance to ft- high  school THE NEWS proposes a contest for a prize of TWO VOLUMES  (19 sfel portraits) entitled QUEENS  OF ENGLND AND THEIR LIVES,  for the beat Historical and Descriptive article on COMOX DISTRJCT,  including Union, or any-division or part  of the district; and for. the second best  article, the Rev. Mr. John A. Logan  offers a prize of" FOURr VOLUMES, viz:  "Andubon the Naturalist." "Young  Folks' ��������� Scottish Tales," "Mary  Queen of Scotts," and "Queen  Victoria."  The articles must be legibly written,  without any flourishes of penmanship,  upon ONE SIDE only cf the'paper, and  consecutively numbered, and must be  endorsed , in a wrapper addressed to  THE NEWS marked PRIZE CONTEST on upper left hand corner, and  be delivered by June 15th. Inside of  of the wrapper the writer will place ap  enclosed or sealed letter; which should  contain a declaration that the article  was composed without aid from any  one, and signed with the real name of  the author. The article and letter will  be numbered to correspond, but the  letter not be opened until after a decis-  sion is had upon the merits of the articles. The decision will be, based upon  intrinsic merit, but when no great  difference is found in that, proper consideration will be given-errors in spelling,  grammar, etc.  The following" ladies have consented  to act as a committee' to pass upon the.  relative merits of the. various articles:  Mrs. H: P. Collis, Mrs. F. D. Little.  Mrs. J. A. Logan, Mrs. Lewis Mounce.  and Mrs. M. Whitney.  THE.NEWS will publish the articles  ���������which.must not exceed Soo' WORDS���������  for which prizes shall be awarded WITH  PORTRAITS oftije prize winners.  LAND ACT AMENDMENT.     ,  The bill introduced by Hon.   Mr. Margin providing that "the Lieut-Governor in  Council may grant  leases of crown lands  which  have been subdivided  by survey  into Jots not exceeding 20 acres to any of  Her Majesty's subjects for bona fide  personal  occupation    and settlement  upon  such   terms and   conditions   as may  be  advisable,"  is a move  in the right  direction.    The Lessee is  to  be . entitled   toa  ..crown  grant upon   the expiration   of the  ���������lease, provided all  the  conditions   have  been  complied  with.     So  far so good  but why not put in the act the conditions?  We see no season for the Lieut.-Governor  in   Council  to  impose   any restrictions  They should be fixed and plainly set forth  }n the art, and of course reasonable.  This is practically free land to the  jseuier a thing we have repeatedly urged  in these columns. If some additional aid  could be given, it would be still better,  the .government requiring any loan to be  paid,off before   issuing the  crown   grant.  1-  NOTICE.  The firm of Grsat and Muoighan doing  business at Courtenay, B. C. aa hptei keepers, has been disolved, by mutual consent  All accounts due the firm should be paid to  Mr. J. J. Grant, who will pay all accounts  against the late firm.  Dated gt Courtenay, April 16th, 1897.  H.   J.   MllNIGl^lN,  235 J. J. Grant.  Queen's   Birthday.  Executive Committee.  J.ohn  Bruce Chairman.  F.   A,   Anley      Secretary,  L. W, Nunns     Treasurer,  John Unsworth, S.C.Davis,  C. J. Moore, R. Addison,  W. Wiilard, A. Grant.  COMMITTEES CHOSEN FOB,  QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY.  A meeting ot the Executive Committee  was held in the Fire Hall on May 1st,  1897, when the following committees  were appointed, viz: c  Program Committee.  F.J. Dalby Chairman,  Wf Ashman, P. F. Scharschmidt,  J. Unsworth, J. Mateer,  D. Ennis,     Thos.   Hudson,     R. James.  Collectors for Union.  John Marocchi, Frank Scavarda.  Collectors for Cumberland  L. W. Nunns, J. Unsworth  C. H. Tarbell, Jno. Thompson.  Reception Committee.  L. P. Eckstien,  Chairman.  Robt. Grant, H. P. Collis,  J. B. McLean,    R. Shqrt,    A. McKnight,  Geo. W. Clinton, P. Dunne.  Judges.  Jas. Abrams,     Dr. Millard,    Dr. Dalby,  W, B. Anderson, Dr. Westwood,  L.   Mounce.  Grounds Committee.  S. C. Davis, Chairman,  F. Dnlby, W. Wiilard, P. M. McNiven,  W. James, R. Whyte, Thos. Whyte,  K. Sharp, J. L. Roe, G. Beckensell,  J. Bennie, J. Marocchi, M. Magnone,  J. Deney.  Starter���������J. Mateer.  Visiting cards  printed  at  the  News  Office in neat script.  COURTENAY.  COURTENAY is a pleaaantlTillage situated,  on both sids9 of tho Courtenay Rivor, and on  the road u j the Settlement, three miles Irom  Comox Bay. The road to Union also passes  through it. Jt has a oentral position. Hero  are two hotojs, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post offioe, shops, etc. It is  a.favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  'Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  COMOX.  COMOX-is a'village beautifully located on the  bay of the same name, in Comox District. A  Practioe Range, Mess House and Wharf," have  lately been established on the Sand Spit, which  forms the harbor, by the naval authorities,'and  here some one of Her Majesty's Ships is to be  found two-thirds of the time. Here is a post  office, two hotels, two stores, bakery, etc. The  scenery is grand; and good hunting near. The  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls hero on  Wednesdays, and departs, Friday   mornings.  UN ION.  THIS TOWN, the eastern part of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hills, of the liufqrd Mountians,  about 500 feet above the waters of the  Georgian Straits, and 60 miles north of  Nanaimo. It is connected with Bayne  Sound, by a line of railway 13 miles in  length. Its principal industry, is coal  mining. It turns- out from 700 tons to  1,000 tons of coal-' per dav . of the best  steam coal... Thisis tmnsfered over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) 10  the ships and steamers, and tugs wilh  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to grow  into animmer.se industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being constructed at  the Wharf in connection with the coal  industry.  Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It has������ one laryt:  Departmental Store besides two general  stores, four Lrge hotels, two saw mills,  1 wo merchant tailoring establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin ana  hardware, metal, harness unci saddk-ry,  livery, jewlery, stationery,'bakeries, and  barbershops, photograph galler,, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. Ii is reached by  steamer from Victoria: and Nnnanho.  COMOX DUfcECTGiEY.  H. C. X.TJCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKEE.Y, Comox, 33. C.  .A-T-  fyhWZKSOW  s  METAL WORKS  -The following Lines are  Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plumbing in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves,, specialties  Office and Works   _SSJsSa& noaP  FISHING  TACKLE������  ���������o���������  A full line of Rods,  Lines, Flies, Minnows,  Spoons, Baskets, Fly-  books, Gut, Casts,  Hooks, etc., in stock.  Write for anything  you need and get it by  return boat.  J. SAMPSON,  Box 387.   Nanaimo B.C.  A3  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The  Steamer CITY of NANAIMO  will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS aa pusucngors  and freight may offer  Lea ������-e,Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.  .'**   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a.m  Leav.e Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  *' <   Nanaimo for Victoria'   Saturday, 7 a.m  For freight or state  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  C,H, Tarmll  ffDealex in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  , tar Agent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  ������������������Ranges   Manuiacturer of tiie  New Air-tight heaters  J.  1  &in 11 vp  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds. Ornamental  Trees and.  Shrubs always.  Also   bulbs   in   variety,    including:  Hyacinths,   Narcissus,   Fuchias,  Tulips and Iiillies.  -    D.   u.  Union,  |w.S. DALBY, D.DS.&LD.sK;  ���������������  Dentistry in all Its Branches:: V  . _  _5'  ftj      Plate work, tilling aud extracting ft,  Sj Office opposite Waverly Hotel, Union ^  [0     Hours���������9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from ftp  ft 6p.m. t<> 8 p.m. ���������  J". .A.   McLEOD,  General    Teaming.      Powder  Oil,   Fltc,   Hauled.    Wood  in Blocks Furnished, v  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  r^ CUMBERLAND    SEOE    SHOP. :..  I   have   moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue,  where I am   prepared  to..manufacture und rep.iir   all ��������� kinds' oi  inen's, women*?, and children's shoes.  ' Give me-a call.  NELSON  PARKS.  BO YOU  T1BTQUE, ^  POAL PAPER?  2__It publishes all that is worthy of: noiice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  K Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRA-  TERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of the district, and  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased improvements.  SUNDAY SERVICES  St. George's Presbyterian Chhkch���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at 11 a.  m. and 7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.P.S.C.E. at  close   of   evening   service.  Methodist Chdrch��������� Services at the  uflual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  Trinity Church���������Services in the evening,    ilev. J. X, Willemar, recto?.  Society     Cards  I.    O.    OF.  Union Lodge,   No.   11,, meets   e ery  Friday niyht at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to,atte������d.  F. A. Anlky, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M, B. C. R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge  meets    first   friday    in   each  month.'  Visiting brethren  arc  cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce, Sec.  Hiram Loogc No 14 A.F .&. A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the fail of the moon  Visiting brothers   cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McCpnnell,.  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I..O. O. F.���������   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays oft  each month at S o'clock p. m. Yisumjj  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  -  John Combe, Scribe  ii^MHnHnMMMnaMHsnMMaMMMM**M������������MMBMi������  s. or t.  ~ LJnien Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance meets in Fite ^l;li.^���������^:'s Hail,  Union   e\eiy Monet ay ex.tMii^ ai 7:30.  Visiting' frierKJs ccrdiall) ir.\iitts to  attend.  THOS. DICKINSON, R. S.   c  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholdingLthe kc^-a ;;i!-4l .biiirels til the-  Union.'Brc������rry Company Lid =cii Nanaimo, wHl he'prosecuted.. A libeual reward  wrll be paid for ir.(c������rm.aiion ltacljnji ig  conviction'. '   ���������  ; ��������� \\V E.  N-nrrisy Sec'y  I VERY  I a>m prepared to  furnislii stylish Ri������s  and do-Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kttpatriek,  Union, B.C.  EAMING-  ttrsrj&zr&&s  80 YEARS*  eXP������St!CNCK.  TRADE  MARKS,  DESIGNS,  OOPYXIOHtS   Jto.  Anrone Mndtng ��������� sketch and description mmr  qnlckly BBoertaln, froe, whether an luveuti^u la  probably patentable. Communlcattona strfiotly  confidential. Oldest agency for socurinir patent*  in America.   W������> hare n Washington office.  Patents taken through Munn St Co. reoetv*  ���������pecial notice In tbe-  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  bflMtifallr illustrated, lafireat elwulation of  any seientlfle Journal, weekly, tenna'93.00 a yeart  U.S0 six months. Specimen oopiee and kUUKB  Book, ox Pa-Texts sent free.  AddreM  MUNN   A.  CO.,  Ml BiMtoai, Naw Y������rk.  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir aver,  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in.  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block I0'  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains, THE    WEEKLY  Zl  *���������.*;:. i  169;  W  /  HEWSEEVIMD.  Casej/'s bicycle bill has passed the second  reading in the Dominion parliament. Its  object is to make railways convey bicycles  as baggage.  The miners' eight hour bill .has been defeated in the British House of Commons.  Salmo City, on the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway, 25 miles from Nelson, is com-  - iug to tbe front as a mining centre.  The Victoria bridge is to be .rebuilt at a  <Joat of $1,500,000.  Mr. A. S. Vedder,.opposition, was elected to the local house froua Cbilliwack, in  place of Mr. Kitchen, deceased.  .The  Emperor   William. is busy    testing  some new guns, as peace makers.  It is thought the Greek-Turko war ia  r.l> jut over, and that Greece iB ready for  peace. The escape of Colonel Varroa with,  a regiment from Crete, is remarkable, but  perhaps the powers did not care to atop him.  Greece has no territory to give up, and_ will  not be asked for territorial indemnity. She  will come out of the war impoverished and  with a loss of prestige.  A group of mines in the vicinity of Three  Forks���������The Idaho, Alamo, Cumberland,  ���������Concentrator & Tramway have been sold to  Xondon capitalists for $500,000. They are  silver producers. The Idaho and Alaina  .have already paid $225,000 in dividends.  Colonial premiers will lead in the Jubilee  procession on-June 22nd, in London. Canada will have the position of h������nor.  Over 1200 tons of ������re were shipped last  week from Rossland.  .^Thers is Nothing  LEATHER  LIKE  \  If it is Well Put Together  .,_So here it is :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $15 per set  " and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,  25,  50 and a good   Raw-  , hide for75 cents, and a Whale Bone'  at $1 and up to $2.  I have the largest Stock of WHIPS  in  , town, and also the  Best Axle Grease at <^> BOaeES  ���������Fop Twenty-Five Cents-  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS, NOTARIES,  &e.  Office Room 2, McPhee & Moore B'ld'g and at  NANAIMO. B. C.  J?. O.  DRAWER   18.  YARWOOD   &   YOUNG  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, JJanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will bo in Union the 3rd Wednesday   o  each month and remain ten days.  Puntledge Bottling Works.  DAVID JONES,  Proprietor,,    MANUFACTURER OF   .  SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of Different  Brands  of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer  and Porter, _  ���������    - Agent for tha Union Brewery Company.  EEG-. BEES. SOLID lE^OIR, C^BZHI C2NT:n,"X"  COURTENAY, B. C.  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Bap to, r, Notary Public-,  Office:���������First .Street,   Union, B. C.  H. A. Simpson  Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4  CommereialStreet.  Q  0Sr-SJtT.A.I2������������O.  Some Things Boys Ought  to Know.  That good health is better than wealth.  That honest, industrious habits are better  than uiouey.  That to know how to saw wood, plough,  make hay, or do .any other kind of honorable, usetul work, is better than to know  how to danee, play cards, play billiards,' or  bet on horte raoes.  That a clean mouth looks better than a  lighted cigar or, cigarette.  That a pure, sweet breath is far better  than "the fun" enjoyed iu questionable club  iionse gatherings.  That manly boys love and obey their  ^parents'.    "    ,  That to speak, or even think disrespectfully of women is to dishonor their own  .mothers and sifters.  Tiias the Kta������ily b������y says'No to evil inducements, and sticks to it.  Tii.it a c!������ar oonsience is worth far more  thus. Ihe ayjjiluxiae ot uusa.   .  RepairiHgj SSVoke,  Wesley Wiilard  Drs. Lawrence &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  We have appointed Mr. James Ab-  rams out collector until lurtner notice, to whom all overdue accounts  may be paid.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Cumberland Hotel,  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  fYnd the best kept house.  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  OECE3-A.IF! OHZEA.1?!! OIEi'IE A.IF  11  ���������EST  6TEEL  WIRE  WOVEN WIRE FENCING  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE-  IF1 IE  THESE  WELL AS  AS  Mc Mullen's  choice  __������ , Manufactured and Sold by _, 1   tit" TVT   '      ' C  the Ontario wire fencing co.. ltd. Steel Wire JN ettino- lor  Pictoa. Ontario,   o ^ o  Spacious Billiard Roorii  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors.  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's |  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures the finest cigars and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign cigars  when you can obtain a superior article id the same money -  No Wine.  W  note with much pleasure thae "uo  ���������wine" will he the rale ia the executive 111*11-  ���������eion at Aihany, X Y., duriug the aduiiau-  tratiou of the yreHtut G jvernor. It means  a groat deal for the cause of temperance  when intoxicants are bauished from the social functions ot the chief executive officer  of the Empire Slate,-and white-ribbonem  ���������will thank Governor and Mrs. Black with  all thoir hearts for the stand they have taken. It is stated that the Governor's reception, February 19, was a great success,  notwithstanding that no stronger drink,  was served than lemonade, and that the  Bradley-Martin ball was iu progress in New  York at the same time.���������Union Signal.  Jr. High School iiuild-  . .In   Pubiic     School  Education Ojteice,  Victoria, 5th, May,. I897.  NOTICE ts hereby given that the annual 'examination ot candidates for  certificates of qualification to teach in the  Public Schools of the Province will be  liel'l as follows, commencing on Friday,  July 2d,Y897, a*- 8:4; a. rn:--  Victoria In South Park School  Building-.  Vancouver,  ing.  -K:tm loops.  Budding-.  Each applincant must forward a notice,  thirty dayb before the examination, stating the class and grade of certificate for  which-he wild be a candidate, the optional  "subjects selected, and at which of the  above named places he will attend.  Every notice of intention to be an  applicant must be accompanied with  satisfactory testimonial of moral character.  Candidates are notified that all of the  above requirements must be fulfilled  before their application can be filed.  All candidates for First Class, Grade  A, Certificates, including- Graduates,  must attend in Victoria, to take the  subjects prescribed for July 12th, and  13th, instants, and to undergo required  oral examinations.  S.  D. POPE,  Superintendent of Education.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliance^, should be  paid to Mr. Frank Dalby.  ���������Subscribe for The News frj.oc per  anaura,  Notice to Taxpayers.  ��������� * ������    ���������*���������  ��������� '* *~  Assessment Act and Provincial  Revenue Tax.)  NOTICEIS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance ������nli the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue T;ix and Taxes leviutl  und it the Assessment. Act are now due  for the year 1897.. All of'.he above named  Taxes collectible within the Comox, Nelson-. Newcastle, Denman and Hornby  Inlands Division of the District of Comox, arc payable.at my office.  Assessed T.ixes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:  If paid- on or hefore June 30th,  1897���������Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per  capita.  Three fifths of one per cent on , Real  Property.  Two  and  one-half per cent  on   Wild  Land.  One-half of one per cent on   Personal  Property.  . One-half of one per cent on Income.  IF   PAID    AFTER     JUNE JOth,    1897���������  Four-fifths of one per cent on Real  Property. ,,  Three per cent  on  Wild Land.  Three-fourths of one percent oa Personal Property.  Three-fourths    of   one    per   cent   on  Income.  t VV.-B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  JT'������..1R    SU%JB  FOR SALE.���������My.house and two  lots in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Grant, Union.  -One mile and a  RANCH-  half  from  Union,   contains  160    acres  En-  Y_?OR SALE,  J-   half  from  and will be disposed of at a low figure  quire of James Abkams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Maryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is ii storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  WANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  at "News Office.  FOR RENT-The boarding house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  Do you know that we can print  you just  as neat a business card as you. can   get in  any other printing  office in the Province,  , and just as cheap  too ?   Bear in  mind, we  print meal tickets  also ?   In   fact  we  can  do anything  in  the  line  of job  printing.  Give ns a triaL  A FINE STOCKOF-  Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  T. D. McLean  ��������� J* 13  H. J. TheoM,  House and  Sip  Painter,  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and   Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  AH orders Promptly Attended to  Union, E. C.  Barber Shop  c  AND  ing  Establishment t  O. H. FecHner,  NOTICE  "An Act to   Prevent   Certain   Animals from Running at Large���������1896"  Stock owners are hereby notified to  keep all Swine, Stallions of one year old  and upwards, and Bulls over nine months  old, under proper enclosure, as all animals of these descriptions, found running  at large will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to.  Comox, B. C.       W. B. Anderson, .  June 7th, 1896. Gov't Agent.  _____B______H_______B^H������iBBasMnanMBnnnBB  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  Trellis,  are  sold  before.   r  Poultry Yards,  much   Lower  They  ARE THE BEST.  Merchant for them.  Lawn Fencing,   etc.,  this  year,   than.ever  Ask   your Hardware  :':;;;i  GO TO  FOR  %  &-..-  Work  AT  1  iwwfei  Posters Dance Programmes Menues  Pamphle Visiting Card Mourning   Card  Circulars Billheads  Letterheads        Envelopes  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK  ���������   W^* Our   Work   Speaks  Statements  Noteheads  Our   Worth  ���������-:��������� Pisces cure. +QR���������:  The Best Cough Syrup.  Tastes Good. Use in time.  Sold by .Druggists.  .CONSUMPTION  I presume we have used over  one   hundred   bottles  of  Piso's      Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  family,  and    I.   am   continually   advising   others  to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the  I ever used.���������W. C. Miltenbbrger, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  PISO'S cure-for .  Tho Best Cough Syrup.  Tastes Good. Use In time.  Sold by Druggists.  CONSUMRtlON   .'"  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent fop the Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don   an<a   the   Phoenix o  Hartford. '   Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of Toronto.   Union, B.C.  ?l  ':'iil &2������-jtaXl3&t*i&r.a tuik  AN  INCIDENT   OF   THE    GREAT    FLOOD    IN    THE    MISSISSIPPI���������LEAVING    THE    OLD    HOMESTEAD.  *^r.^'ftp*.^r.jr'.^-;l0r.tl0'.^r'j0''Jm+'^'^^'^'4A+'\  e  Last Half Century.  The Raging Waters Have Many Times Swept Our Great  American Valleys  w  m  THE   recent  great  flood   inl the     \W  Mississippi    valley    recalls    mahyi(|\ ��������� . niiim������.ii    > unw^a. J(^  memorably great inundations which '\&^J0r./AW.4k*T.jr.jer./k*w.jer.jr./&^.j0*.^.AP.^.^./4r.t*4*.+**.j*A.Air.jA,>^A'.A+''Ar*/���������*���������*  have occurred in the -United States iii the  v^Sg^^^^^^^gg^g^^i^^^^^^.^.^g^^-g-g'g^  l?tst half century.    The earliest of these,  of which there is an accurate record occurred in April and May, 1S4.4, when the  Mississippi at St. Louis aud vicinity touched a higher mark than has ever been  weached at any time since that region has been settled. Many, persons were  drowned and the loss of property was large. In 1S49 the Mississippi and its tributaries from Alton downward again swept over their bauks, causing great damage.  No trustworthy figures are at hand of the destruction of life, but the loss of  property in St. Louis and its immediate vicinity was put at $5,000,000, while it  reached $20,000,000 iii New Orleans and its suburbs. It was the most disastrous  Tisitation by flood which the. latter city ever had. V  The bursting of a reservoir in Mill River -Valley, hear Northampton, Mass., on  May 16, 1874, is well remembered by all those old enough at that time to read'the  papers. It destroyed large portions of several villages and 144 lives were lost. July  24, of the same year, a waterspout and rain storm at Eureka, Nev.,, drowned 30  persons and destroyed much property. Two days later Pittsburg and Allegheny,  Pa., were visited by a tremendous rain storm, which swelled the rivers iii; that  neighborhood and drowned'220 persons. The damage to'property was put at $2,-  000,000. c .:,_'.' ,  -~In 1SS1 floods in the Mississippi valley, the .river at St. Louis reaching its highest  point or! June 12, did immense damage, especially in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and  Arkansas. The valleys of the Missouri and Ohio, also suffered at the same time,  the losses being particularly heavy .in Kansas and Kentucky.' Another destructive  freshet occurred in the Ohio and Mississippi basins a year later, culminating on"  Feb. 22. This.timetlie loss of property and life in Mississippi was greater than  had ever been known before in that quarter, and the Governor of that State appealed to the country for aid for the sufferers'.   ...  The Ohio River valley,. in February, 1SS3, was visited by the most destructive  flood known since that region was first settled.. On the 15th the Ohio at Cincinnati reached its highest point, or 66 feet and four inches, covering all the houses  fronting on the bank of the river, and extending into the densely built part of the  ���������city for a distance of several squares. The direct loss of 'property in- Cincinnati  wa.s put at. $2,000,000, and in other parts of Ohio and Indiana and Kentucky it  was estimated that $5,000,000 was destroyed, while about 30,000 persons were  rendered  temporarily lfomeless and dependent.  A year afterward the Ohio reached' a greater height than it did in 1S83. It drowned 40 .persons in Cincinnati and vicinity and made 15,000 people, in that locality  Homeless. The damage in the entire. Ohio valley was estimated to have been  greater than it was in 1SS3. As in the previous year, the gas works at Cincinnati  in 1SS4 were submerged, and the city for the time was plunged into darkness.  New  England.  Pennsylvania,  New York  and  Ohio  suffered  great damage  by  vtf  M  /ft      floods in .laiiuary, 18S6.'     That   was  year     in     which     Montreal     had  its    memorable    inundation,    in"   which  one    hundred    persons    were    drowned  aud      $2,000,000      of      property      was  destroyed.    The Montreal calamity occurred, however, three months later than the  floods in the United States just mentioned, or on April 17-1S.    The most destructive freshets of 1886. though, took place in Texas on Aug. 20, in which many houses  in Galveston were blown down by the hurricane which accompanied .the flood. The  losses in that city aud neighborhood by wind and water were 3S lives and $5,000,-  000 of property.  May 31, 1S89, the bursting of a reservoir caused a flood at Johnstown, Pa.,  'recalling that at'Mill River valley. Mass., in 1874, though it was far more destructive. The wall of water traveled the eighteen miles between the reservoir  and Johnstown in seven minutes. The Pennsylvania/Railroad bridge at Johnstown  held some of the water back and collected a mass of debris, which cauight fire  and increased the destruction. Revised figures put the loss of life at 2,142, and  loss of property at $10,000,000.'  Ia March and April, 1S90; the Mississippi river and several of its tributaries  overflowed great stretches of country along their'banks. Thousands of square  miles of territory were submerged, many towns were isolated, and communication with scores of small'settlements wras cut off for weeks. Louisiana^ was the  greatest sufferer among the States in \that flood. Congress voted a relief fund at  that time of $150,000 for the afflicted throughout the Mississippi valley. From  West Virginia in the east to Arizona in the West there were destructive freshets  in February and March' 1S91, Ohio, Tennessee and: Mississippi being- hit' hardest  of all the States and Arizona of all the territories. In Arizona 100 lives were,lost,.  $1,000,00,0 of property was: destroyed and 1,500 persons rendered homeless. Tile  losses in the rest of the country were estimated at the time at. 400 lives and $10,-  000,000 of property. ��������� .   ''    : :������������������'.'.-  The high '.water's record of the Upper Mississippi valley, for a third of a. century  was broken in 1S92. In early April the river and some of its tributaries began  to swell beyond the danger point, but the highest mark was not reached until  May. Far greater destruction was committed in and. around St. Louis than in  .any other equal area in the valley. The loss of life, in the Mississippi valley by the  floods of 1892 was estimated at 1,100'and. the1 destruction to property was $12,-  000,000. About the same time Oil creek, Pa., overflowed and caused-a loss of  500 lives.    Here great tanks of oil were overturned, took fire and the whole region  was a sea. of flame. ' Y  In 1S93 Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana suffered severely by flood in March  and April, and Missouri and Illinois were also visited, but the. damage in the last  two States was smaller. Each spring since then there have been overflows in the  Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and other rivers in the Mississippi valley.  DUKE OF LEEDS.  %*  EATS   SMALLER    REPTILES.  Trinidad   Snakes   that   Are Cannibals  by Nature.  Certain species of snakes are by nature cannibals, having three general  methods of securing and overpowering  their prey���������by constriction, by main  strength and by venom. A scientist  who was recently on a blacksnake hunt  ' <3j_fc^^ryv"*i.^  CANNIBAL  SNAKE   OF  TRINIDAD.  in. Trinidad had made his way into a  ,<aense forest and one day captured a  ;young black and white tiger snake, putting him into the usual bag. An hour  or so later he found the largest black  snake he bad ever seen in the island.  This rich find was also deposited in  the bag and the scientist returned to  ;!fche hut which he and a plantation over  seer were occupying. In the night the  overseer aroused , the traveler, saying  there had for some time been hissing  and fighting in tlie bag. The scientist  found that the black snake had nearly  ���������swallowed his companion. They were  both shaken out on the floor, the smaller reptile being dead.  A New Kind of dandle.  "It is said," says Merck's Report,  "that a French chemist has invented  a new kind of candle made by dissolving Ave parts of colorless gelatin in  twenty parts of water, adding twenty-  five parts of glycerine and heating  until a perfectly clear solution has been  formed. To this is added two parts of  tannin dissolved by beating in ten  parts of glycerine. A turbidity is produced that vanishes on further boiling.  The boiling is continued until the water has been driven off, and the mass is  then cast into ordinary glass candle-  molds. The candles obtained in this  way are as clear as water, and burn  quietly without spreading any odor."  Soft Jobs.  They have just discovered in France  that though the palace of the Tuileries  was destroyed twenty-six years ago.  four officials charged with the preservation and care of the palace still hold  office and draw their salaries.  It Is entirely superfluous to tell people that you are getting old; you show  it-  RARECASE   OF; EXTRA   THUMB.  lis Owner, a Stone Carver, Finds It a  Useful Appeadage.  This is an eminently successful radiograph, or X-ray phonograph, of the  hand of a Mr. Peters. It will be seen  that Mr. Peters has two thumbs. Similar cases are not unknown, but this  one is unique in that the supernumerary thumb is of very real utility to its  possessor.    Mr.  Peters   says   that   he  found his additional thumb was so useful in handling the chisel (he was a  stone carver), that be actually regretted bis other band was not similarly  provided.  Time Medicine Spoon.  When the last dose of medicine was  taken or when the next should be administered is apt to prove a little perplexing to nurse or patient, and to  overcome this there have been a number of schemes devised and patented  to fill the want of a timer. Most of  these devices, however, have consisted  in some form of dial attachments for  the glass or bottle; but the same object is accomplished in a much neater  manner by the spoon here shown,  which speaks for itself.  Left by Say.  Among the late Leon Say's papers  were found five decrees dated on the  same day, signed by President Grevy  and countersigned by all the proper officials, appointing him- to all the grades  of the Legion of Honor, including the  Grand Cross. Grevy went out of office without making the appointments  public in the Journal Officiel, and Leon  Say never mentioned the matter to any  one, and never wore any of the decorations.  Every sleeping car conductor wants  a law adopted compelling the porter to  divide.  Will Succeed Lord Aberdeen  as  Gov*  ernor General   of Canada.  The Duke of Leeds, who will sue-'  ueed Lord Aberdeen as Governor General of Canada, assumed the title and  the estate of the family about a year  ago on the death of his father, the ninth  duke. ' The present duke's name is  George Godolphin Osborne, and he is  a second son., His elder brother died  in 1861. The future Governor General  is only 34 years old, but has already  won a prominent name for himself in  politics. He has been in parliament,  where he sat for Lambeth. He was  formally honored with the post of'  treasurer of the household, which he  gave up, according to custom, when he  retired from parliament. In 1S84 he  married Lady Katherine.Francis Lambeth; a daughter of the second earl of  Durham, and they have four pretty little girls. The d������ke, when he was in parliament as the Marquis of Carmarthen,  was the youngest member in the commons and the youngest locking until  he grew a beard. It is told of him that,  on tbe day of his election some one asked him: "Say, boy, does your mother  know you're out?" "Yes," promptly  replied the youthful politician, "and  when the votes are,counted to-night  she will know I. am in." The family  of the duke���������the Osbornes���������is' one of  the oldest and most aristocratic in all  the peerage. They were seated centuries ago in Kent and were distinguished lords in ancient times. The'  late duke had several brothers, two of  whom were famous churchmen. Rev.  Lord Sidney Godolphin-Osborne earned  a reputation as a working philanthropist, while Rev. Lord Francis Godolphin-Osborne was, noted for his extreme leaning toward ritualism.    He"  ST I  DUKE  OP  LEEDS,  afterward formally joined the,Roman  Catholic church. The duke is a popular  member of the House of Lords, and  his elevation to the distinguished position of Governor General of Canada is  not much of a surprise to those who  know the inside workings of the government. Ills wife is a .charming woman, if not beautiful in person.  TACHOMETER. /  The Rider  May   Always   Know   What  Time His WheeMs Making.  The tachometer is an instrument that  indicates minute variations in the speed  of the bicycle. It is attached to the  right-hand fork by a, neat clasp, and'  can be swung in, or out of position  while riding.   A small wheel is brought  TACHOMETER.  into contact with the center of the tire;  the wheel operates a hand on a dial,  which shows the rate of hour. If, for  instance, it is 20 miles to his destination, and he pedals 'fast enough to hold  the handle at the 20-mile mark, be will  reach his destination in exactly one  hour. It is both a pleasure and aid  to the rider to see the various changes  in speed, and is tbe best time-keeper  going. It costs little, and weighs about  21/* ounces.  Exhausted Resources.  "What are you bothering your father  about?" asked the boy's mother.  "I want him to tell me a story, and  he says he doesn't know any."  "Perhaps he will make up one as he  goes along."  "I asked him to. But he said he had  been testifying before an investigating  committee all day and it had used up;  all his material."���������Washington Star.  .English Saddles Declared Better.  A Christiania, Norway, firm that sells  American bicycles writes to Hardware,  saying that Norwegians consider the  addles of most American bicycles less  cduiio.^^ than those of EnglisUj  wheels. .  <A  7/ fl  TWENTY  MILLION  SLAVES.  Victoria's   Anniversary   to   Be    Celebrated by Freeing Captives.  It has been announced in London  that the anniversary of the completion  of the sixtieth year of the reign of  Queen Victoria Avill be marked by the  liberation of. all the slaves in the British possessions in Africa. The decree  has already been disseminated through  many sections of the Dark Continent,  but it will lake something more forceful than the mere publication of: the  announcement to make the order effective.  1 xn all of Africa .the most trustworthy statistics show that there are  50,000,000 slaves. In the British possessions there are'at. least 20,000,000  slav.es, or more than one-quarter of the  total population of the United States.  It has been estimated that the keeping  alive of the slave trade costs the lives  ,of 500,000 natives annually.  It can be seen from this that it will  be no empty task to carry out the wishes of the Queen and wine out slavery.  The slave dealers are a powerful set,  and the petty kings of the different sections are all great slave owners. The  most powerful and famous of the private slave owners is Tippoo Tib, the  wily trader who was tbe friend and  ��������� guide of Henry M. Stanley in his early  explorations. ���������.  Tippoo Tib accompanied Stanley on  his second expedition to Africa from  ' Nyaugive to the banks of the Lualaba.  . In 1S87 Stanley appointed,him Governor of Stanley Falls Station, and guaranteed him a large salary. Tippoo also  assisted Stanley in"his search for Emin  Bey in 1887-SS-S9.  For these reasons Tippoo has many  friends in'England, but he will be th*  heaviest sufferer by the decree just  issued by the English Queen. He is  the largest slave owner in Africa, his  human chattels numbering 10,000. 'Every, few months his followers make  raids into the interior, carrying away  hundreds of the' natives after each  raid and killing scores in making the  captures.  Tippoo furnishes slaves to nearly  all of the smaller Arab dealers, and to  the slavers of Morocco. His best customers* arc the owners of the'great  African plantations in Portuguese,  French, German and British Africa.  These plantations are owned by Europeans, and there is small doubt that  the condition of the slave,on some of  these farms is superior to'that;of the  native in the forest.  Time aud again Great Britain has asserted its intention to put a stop to the  slave traffic iii Zanzibar, but nothing  has ever come of it, and those familiar  that ticking and that the watch seemed  almost like a thing of life.  "But one night something snapped  and its voice ceased. He wound it up  anxiously and still it was silent. , It  was like the death of something beloved, the passing away of the dearest  thing on earth. Before it had been animated and full of life, with a tongue  that wagged and wagged. Now it was  a bit of dead, lifeless metal. The long  hours of the night weighed upon him.  He seemed to see strange visions. His  loneliness was frightful. And then���������  the next morning they found hira raving crazy."���������Detroit Free Press.  SILAS W.  LAMOREAUX.  Career of the Land Commissioner Who  Was Overruled by Secretary Bliss.  Silas W.Lamoreaux, late Commissioner of the Land Office, whose decision  in tlie Chicago lake front case was  overruled by Secretary Bliss, is a Wisconsin man. Until he'made the ruling  In the long debated McKee "scrip" contest his course in public life had been  a smooth one, but his decision, involving as it did some 362 acres in the city  of Chicago, land that is estimated to be  worth $00,000,000, caused considerable  of a sensation, and when the Secretary  of the Interior reversed it and hinted  at a possible scandal in the General  Land,, Office the interest in' the "v. case  was augmented. The plot of land in  question was at one time counted so  worthless that the Government Surveyor did not take it into account���������at all.  It was only a thirty acre strip on the  lake shore then, but Chicago has since  1Y10DJESKA THE GRAND.  Found Paine's Celery Compound  the Best of Remedies  , <-���������  For the Nervous Exhaustion Consequent Upon  Her. Arduous Work���������The Remarkable Artiste  Who Stands Pre-Eminently at the Head of Her  Profession.  The news of Modjeska's recovery  from the recent, severe sickness that  compelled her to leave the stage will be  a source of congratulation to the whole  world.  Modjeska, in a letter to Wells, Richardson & Company, says she has found  (what thousands of people in every sta-  edge  as   can   be  picked  up  behind   a  counter.  Paine's celery compound is prepared  in' exact accordance with the prescription of Prof. Edward E. Phelps, M. D.,  LL. . D. ,'of Dartmouth college. Its  curative effects have been closely  watched by  the   ablest   physicians  of  a host more of prominent men and  women, including no less than five U.  S. congressmen, are among the thousands of grateful people who have recently sent to the proprietors of thi������  wonderful remedy their expression off  its unequaled value���������men and women  who can well afford, and do command,  the highest medical advice in the  country.  And then also the people in the ordinary walks of life there come thousands of honest, straighforward, heartfelt letters, telling how Paine's celery  compound has made them well.  Their testimony simply goes to show  what New England's most vigorous editor so aptly said in a. letter telling of  the benefit Paine's celery compound  had been to a member, of  his   family:  "Paine's celery compound is not a  patent medcine; it is not a sarsaparillaj  it is not a mere tonic; it is not an ordinary nervine���������it is as far,beyond them  all as the diamond is superior to cheap  glass."  It makes people well.     It is   tho on������  SIXAS  LAMOREAUX.  TIPPOO Tin  with these failures do not place much  faith in the efficacy of the recent decree. The one great reason of these  failures is that the revenue of Zanzibar  is derived almost wholly from slave  labor, and a stoppage of one means a  great financial loss to the coffers of  Great Britain. Tippoo Tib is the chief  slaver of Zanzibar.  grown out into the lake and increased  it to its present size.  Judge Lameroux, as he is known in  Wisconsin, has made his home in  -Dodge'County ever since he was 13  years old. As a youth he was given the  advantages of an academic;and college  education and was admitted to the bar  when he reached his majority. In 1864  the young lawyer dropped 'his briefs  and enlisted in the Fifth Wisconsin Infantry, serving until the close of the  war.  On returning home he resumed his  practice and became interested in politics. In 1S72 he was elected a member  of the State Legislature, and later he  served one term as district attorney. In  1877 he was elected judge of Dodge  County and continued to fill that office  until 1893, when he resigned to accept  the appointment of Commissioner of  the General Land Office tendered by  President Cleveland upon recommendation of Senator Vilas, whose friendship  for Judge Lamoreaux is of long standings  For many years Mr. Lamoreaux was  a resident of Mayville, Wis., where he  owned a bank and did an extensive  and profitable business, but in 1S92 he  removed to Horicon. He is married  and has four children.  Safe Course.  An excellent reply was that once  made by a Yankee pilot to the owner  of a Mississippi River steamboat.  The boat was at New Orleans, and  the Yankee applied for the vacant post  of pilot, saying that he thought he  could give satisfaction, provided they  were "lookin' for a man about his size  and build."  "Your size and build will do well  enough," said the owner, surveying the  lank form and rugged face of tbe ap  tion of life have so often heartily testified) that Paine's celery compound is  the very best of all remedies for nervous exhaustion.  Joseph Haworth  rightly  calls  Modjeska "the peerless queen of artists."  Modjeska's health is a matter of  world-wide interest, and her testimonial to the value of the great remedy  which makes people well is of particular moment in the early spring, when  from every quarter reports come of  men, women and children who are taking Pain's celery compound, and are  gaining in nervous vigor, weight and  ever}' other indication of better health.  The thoughful portion of the community, knows  the   need   of  purifying  the blood and regulatinng the  nervous ! tary Carlisle's private secretary;  and alimentary systems as spring comes  ~  on.  There is  the   danger  that   in   their  every school, and they are today agreed   true specific recognized and   prescribed  that it stands alone as the reliable rem- ! today by eminent practitioners for dis-  plicant with some amusement, "but do ! eagerness to take  a   spring   remedy  a  A Cheering Companion.  "What a small thing will keep a man  from insanity when in solitary confinement," said a prison warden recently.  '������������������VI read the case of a prisoner who  somehow in solitary confinement had  managed to keep his silver watch secreted on his person. For a time he  kept up very well, and, as his crime  was a terrible one, we did not feel like  releasing him, but one day he became  violent and crazy, and we finally decided to remove him to the hospital. In  his cell we found the watch, with the  mainspring broken.  "It seems that as long as the watch  continued to tick in his ear at night  he felt as if he had a companion and  ���������his dark cell did not seem so solitary.  He caressed the watch fondly, talked  to it and it talked to him.   Hour after  'hour it spoke and he was enabled to endure the terrible loneliness, with this  cheering and gossippy companion.   He  told me afterward that he put words to  you know about the. river  snags are, and.so on?"  "Well, I'm pretty well acquainted  with the river," drawled the Yankee,  with his eyes fixed on a stick he was  whittling, "but when you come to talk-  in' about the snags, I don't know exactly where they are, I must say."  "Don't know where the snags are!"  said the boat-owner, iii a tone of disgust; "then how do you expect to get a  position as pilot, on this  river?"  "Well, sir." said the Yankee', raising  a pair of keen eyes from his whittling  and meeting his questioner's stern gaze  with a whimsical smile, "I may not  know just where the snags are, but  you can depend upon me for knowin'  where they ain't, and that's where I  calculate to do my sailin'."  where the   thoughless person may carry home some  ��������� j bogus  concoction   prepared  with  only  such a  smattering  of  medical  knowl-  edy for building up  a   person's  health  in the spring.  The most overwhelming testimony to  the value of Paine's celery compound  that has recently appeared from men  and women of national reputation:  Hon. George B. Swift, mayor of Chicago; Francis Murphy, the foremost  apostle of temperance in the world;  Mrs. Matthew S. Quay/wife of the  great Republican senator from Pennsylvania; Ex-President Cook, of the National Teachers' Association; Rev.  Charles L Thompson, D. D., the brilliant Presbyterian lef.der of New York  city;   Elizabeth   Cady   Stanton; Secre-  State  Treasurer Addison 13. Colvin "of New  York; John Graham, the foremost man  in American athletics; the wife of Rev.  Charles H. Parkhurst, the famous  preacher and reformer, Mayor Mc-  Shane, of Montreal, Major General  Birney, Judge Powers of Vermont, and  eases arising from a debilitated nervous  system. Prof. Phelps gave to his profession a positive cure for sleeplessness, wasting strength, dyspepsia, biliousness, liver complaint, neuralgia,  rheumatism, all nervous diseases and  kidney troubles. For all such complaints Paine's celery compound has  succeeded again and again, where everything else has failed.  When Modjeska in a letter published  in Boston'said: "1 have found Paine's  celery compound the very best of all  remedies for the nervous exhaustion  consequent upon ..the arduous work of  my profession," she voiced the experience of every tired-out, run-down, exhausted woman whoever went to this  greatest of all spring remedies for  relief.  No one ever yet failed to find strength,  and health returning who faithfully  used nature's true remedy���������Paine's celery compound.  Evidence.  She���������And did your friend take the  doctor's advice?  He���������Certainly.  "And did he pay for it?"  "Well, I should rather say he  He's dead!"���������Yonkers Statesman.  \\  Y-Thcro has never been a timo when growlers should guard upaiust failure with moro  care. Thero has never been a time whon  Ferry1 a Seeds wero moro essential. They aro  i always the best. For salo by leading  doalers everywhere. Insist on having them.  FERRY'S SEED mm&l.  is full of Information for garden oca and  flanters. There will never be a better timo  han nowto send forthe 1897 edition. Free.  D. M. Ferry & Co., Detroit, Mich.  "CHILDREN   TEETH!NC."       __   _���������  Mrs. Wijjslow's Soothing Stku? should always be *_  did!  i  Dora-  An Explanation.  -That was an awfully  sweet  cane Dollie gave Chollie for his birthday.  Delia���������I wondered why he kept it in  his moutJh all the time!���������Exchange.  ��������� used for children teething. It soothes tiie child, soft-������  f ens the fjums, allays nil pain, cures wind oolic.aiul is d  K the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty five cents a i  _. bottle.   It is the best of all. 3  RUPTURE and P3XES cured; no pay until cured; send for book.   Dp.s. Mansfifld  & Porterfield, 338 Market St., San Francisco.  CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS-  Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use fcS|  In time.   Sold by dnifrfrtsts.  ARE YOU A  STRONG MAN?  That is, a perfect ninn, (lie fellow who feels  himself above other men in those vital elements that yon must have to make manhood complete. Did you ever see him? It  is one of man's faults' to be indiscreet, and  a man must be made different from the reat  of us who lias Hot been. As indiscretion is  common, so is its sequel���������weakness, waste  of vital force, lost manhood. This is the  train of evils following early mistakes, and  few men are free from them in a more or  less degree. Hence the 'need of a natural  stimulant is widespread. The only truo  remedy for this want of vital force is Electricity, as given to the weakened parts by  Sgp  'N.P.N.U. No. 698.��������� S.F.N. U. No. 775  Dr. San den's Electric Belt  "I am much improved in every respect, and have more confidence in myself thaji I  ever expected to have again. There are some men who are stronger than me yet, but I  feel that I have now regained the full vigor of manhood from your Belt. I can feel the  electricity warming up iny vital nerves. 1 am very grateful to you, Dr. Sanden," writes K.  M. Snodgrnss, Albion, Idaho, February 22, 1897.  Dr. Sanden has devoted twenty years to perfecting his Electric Belt, and especially to  to the application of its curative powers in weakness of men. He has been repaid by the  receipt of thousands of letters like the above. Much valuable information is given in the  little book "TilKKli CLASSES OF MEN," which is sent free, sealed, on application.  SANDEN    ELECTRIC    BELT   m.,  3g3 West Washington St.. Portland, Or.  When writing to Advertiser please mention this paper.  h  v  i  \   '  %\  r       '  \ '  t  J  t\  vi  m  t-fl  I  S'l  ���������fl  '.*  ' -II  ������������������:'-��������� -���������%r  yt?Cr  G. A. McBain & C  (\  Real 'Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  LOCALS  Mr. Ed McKim is home again.  Mrs. (Dr.) Westwood is bark from Ns.-  naimo.  Rev. Mr. Logan, and family returned on  Friday.  ���������Wedding presents. See the stock  (new) of silverwai-e at Leiser's.  Rev. Mr. Baer.of Vancouver has received  a cii Ji'cm Sai:don, E. C.  Mi.. ���������)��������� tiios McG.wire of Roesland is .visit'  jrg at \\.y. iiiteee Orchard's.  Mrs. .Adam McKelvcy was a visitor    at   j  Mr. M?.r������.hali's, Union Bay,'  lae'u week.  0 Seed  Potatoes  and Oats  at' the  Union  ���������    Store.  Miss J^iclc, daughter cf Ts\r. Archibald  Dick, Inspector of miner-, who ha& been visiting Mr. and Mrs.'Denton relumed hbn:e  Friday.  Liftlf  Miss;  Girlie Ci-ilifl cnler'aimd   he  .ycing hit rins'en Tut aria > last, it being  the  acinic n ,:if her fifih   biitr/uvy.    The  Rtws  v.bhi-e Mi'-t (girlie   re-.nuy  bright   ur.clotuieil  birthdays,  jR-.v. Mr. Hici:s and wife v;i-re pacH-ngcrs  ,<m   the   t.blgoing   hitaiv.tr   Friday.      Air.  Hicl.s will 1ft  alf-tit   Ivo or ilucc  weeks.  ' He v. ill attend tlie Mtihcuist Ccnfcunce.  ���������Slater liros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's. , !  Mr. JJm.-WMlh'of ihe. Wavrrly Hotel was  4bxj nctcf-ifni Lid<;<-r for ihe exclusive ust>  of tbe Recreation Gror.ucis for re.fre.'d:ir.tnts  .on the 24th.  Mr. J. R. McLean, Grand P<crc'r.ry cf  ���������the U.A.O.D. iclt, Friday. He will atUnd  the fetthion cf the Giaiid-Ls-dyc v.hile abs-ent  The wife and children of Rev. Mr. Panter  of H^M.S. JmperienKe, rtac-hed Coinuz, from  England on Wednesday last.  Men's new styles in Hard and Soft  Hats at  Leisei's.  Mrs. John Wii'ihins and Misses Amio ard  Totlie   Wniiiims  bit on  Friday's  boat  iur  Victoiia to   et ntnlt Dr. J<Lt'f sn KCait!   to  Miha Tottic's eyt-f, v. bu-h Lave ijetn atfc-elcd  for the past few weeks.  Who thinkn only of his o������i, plearuro ^'^  be miserable; who misplfirHy lives and  wniLs for ctl.t-TR wi!l bb'rtw aided v.ilh the  joy of ceiittnui cut.  Tle.Grsrd Lc-doe, I.O.O.F. will be in rfp-  sicn June 9,' 10 ani 11, ai Kamfooja.      Mr.  F. A.   Ai ley will attend as the lepioscma-  ���������tivo from lh,e Ledge here.  ���������For Vegetable and Fiower Seeds, go  jlo the UNION STORE.  NOTICE.���������The business of E. Pirnbury  /So Co., having changed hands, they have  placed .all accounts in the hands'of F. .J.  Dalby for collection, and they inuat be paid  on or before the 1st, day of June.  Rev. Mr.Hicks 'was, at the last meeting  of the'Quarterly'. Beard unanimously rt. quest r  ������d to remain in charge of the society here  for another year. A copy of the ievolutions  will be sent to the Conierer.ee.  Rev. Mr. Refcts, who lectured here oa  Armenia, ha3 keen requested to remain  a nother year by his society,  at Victoria.  Bargains in whfte and colore:! Shirts  at Leiser's  A. letter fr.om Mr. Frank Whitney dated  at Sidney, shows he has "done" Australia,  visited the South Sea islands, Fiji Islands  included. He had lately been in the Hospital, but was out again ready for travel.   ���������  Th.e   Methodist   Church   Society of this  place is in a prosperous financial  condition;  ���������     its indebtedness for the current year having  all been cleared off.  We regret to learn that Mr. George Nor-  rip, editor of the Free PresB, has been corn-:  ye\h d tc vacate hiu .editorial chair, owing to  infiamation of his eyes. We hope to see  bint back shortly to his post fully restored.  Received at Willards, a fine line of  bug  gy whips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.  Dr. Jesse Cumminga for msny years resident practicicncr and recently elected  County Judge of Uvalde County, Texas,  died after a lingering illness at hiu heme in  Uvalde, Texas. The Ki.ws extends sympathy to the hereaved widow, orphans, and  aged mother. Dr. Cumnn'ngs was an uncle  pf Mr. !Ralph Cuminings. of The Kkws  staff  The Treasurer Mountain Mines, known as  ]bhe Fitzsimmons group on Jervis Inlet, has  been bonded, says the News-Advertiser, by  Messrs J. Arthur Evans & Co., of London,  Eng., for a large sum. Development work  will be pushed, and it is expected that this  property will be a good source of supply ter  the smujter that the above parties intend  erectir>g. This is the Eatne firm which is  offering to erect a tmclter in Nauairr o.  MINERS WANTED.���������Two men to  go prospecting and four men to put up  .expenses; all to share alike in the results-  One of the number secured. For particulars enquire at News Office.  Rev. Mr. Panter, chaplain of the Im-  perieuse, will conduct the services at the  Epglish Cfiurch? next Sunday evening,  S-a.:���������!,:=: o^ '"^sKTa-.i--  ENTERTAINMENT  At Courtenay.  The Ladies'Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church, Comox, will bold ar,  ���������      SALE    OF    WORK  in the Agricultural  I-Jall,   Courtenay,  on  the afternoon of  THURSDAY 27th.  Admission free. Meals 25 cents.  In the evening- of the same day Mr.  Grant's class will g.ive a  SERVICE    OF    SONG '  illustrative of the  TI LGRI AI!S    PROG RESS  with connective readings.  Admission 25 cents.  Mr. Adam McKdvey is on������ of Comox's  most substantial fanners, owning and'living on a ranch en the* Lower Prairie road,  of several hundred acres. His only son  and heir, S:afford, is married,and'Hvcs on  ,i farm adjoining, but the.ikle of which i-:  still with the father.  Having buried his wife- two or three  years ago the "oid gentleman" became  Lonely and last summer left for Ireland  with the hope, of securing ;t uife. He  went direct to Dumeene, Colcraine, where  hi: _ met Miss Jane Kennedy, your.gor  sister of his soil's wife, a good looking  lassie of 23, who listened willingly���������so  Adam says���������to his talc of'lovc ,md agreed  to accompany hini across the Atlantic.  They 1 anded in >i c.n1rea1, ', puning t: p  at the K'chclicu House, a licence was  obtained, and the couple repaired to Rev.  Dr. Ant'.iffe's house -when on Nov. 7tr,  1 .=1, they were mariied in jjresence of  Mrs. Antliffe and an .attache of the bote'.  They remained in Montreal two or three  days, and seemed much devoted to each  other, so much so that it was rcmarke,cl  as a real love match.  1  Arrived home there was trouble. His  sen and daughfer-in-law didn't, approve.  It looked like cheating them out of iheir '  righ s Tho young wife's affection becan e  chilled and influences, which mav be  disclosed iri the court room, carried her  under Stafford's roof, where she has since  remained. A suit for annulment of the  murriage, on the ground of duress has  been instituted by the lady; and the  .senior McKelvcy grown lonely again, began to amuse hi'm.elf with emptying bis  fire arms in the air, listening to the music  oi" the report, and wetching the upward  circling smoke. Suffuid claimed to be  .tiarmed, affecting c> believe bis epider-'  mis was endangered and came to Union  Safirday asking for protection. It is  iinder.^Kiod he li.is boi n leferrod to the  C.ni.e--: ma^iVLiaivS. Tlio elder .VfcKel-  v-f:v is in town a" .'.i'.in.; ��������� developmeiils.  ;rh.e r.iT.iir has afforded..-i fruitful 'field for  govjip," and next to ihe mining excite-ment  is most talked of. f  CSLiEP.Xr.A'i'IOM' iJOTES.  Eicycls Improvements.  Mr. Ci:.'-rii- Evan:-, of this town has invented arj improvement to ihe bicycle  v/'cioh '.vii'i it;ai;e fiat vehicle mere popular  chan t-vcr. A-: ia.weil known tho great difB  culty in travelling rapidly with a "bike" is  the necessity ot the quickened movement of the feet to keep pace wilh the more  rapidly revolving sprcekrsfe wheel. This  diflicr.Ily he has overcome by a device  which enables the rider to encrease the power in going up wop grades and to ''scorch"  ifc without undue pedal activity. These  are very important points and will doubtless  seeui'O for the Evans' improvement, the attention of bicycle mumractures. The great  desideratum is comfortable "hiking,"'which  thi" invention hecures.  Eepimait & laiaimo By. ���������  Time   Table   No.   .28,  Ti/ tako olfect at S a.m.   ou Monday  Mar.  2ihli 18,07.    Trains run ou JPaeiilc  t .Srandard time.  GOING MOUTH���������Read down.  ,_,; 1 Daily. | Sunci'v  Lv. Viciu:i.'i fni Nanaimo and | a. m.  | p. m.  ..    Ueiliuj-.'-oi!    |   S.CO   |     1.00  A:-. N.-iV-M-i-o  |    31.48 1    'I-?.o  Ar.   iVolliiiyion     I   1'-.15 |   7.15  M.'J. HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  '    AND  FLORIST  POST OFFICE ADDBESS  604   \\ ESTMINSTER ROAD,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  1 re   work on the tiac .���������: a  ci  Mtio.l     GlT)i'.I!t'  1 .  is  hi'in;  round the Kc--  well   di'isC,  G01N G   SOU TH--RKAd up.  thanks to Chairman Davis.  .On Friday the gen li=men n,'.med as a  leception comnrtiOc? met and decided to  rf.sign, n-: it did not .- ; ���������: 'i', I'ncicr tho  ciicumsianccs ihcr'i wi ;tny occasion icr  any fermal lecep'.ion.  ii is now less :lia:-> a week to the 241 h  and iii ere b" no aimo m^fMC'.H of any pro,  gramme.    General apatii'-'   and .indiiier-'  I    .151   I    P Jt  ���������    1 Daily. 1 .f>it. &  .-���������lnui'y.  ArYVj<-T,<-".Yi 1    J2.no I    ������00  i.e. Nnnaan.'!'or Vlcio.-fn.  ���������     I   HAD     \    -i.'.io,  Lv,'' VVel i:'iit.o.. r'ur Vitluria   |   8.15    |    i-.lo  For mUs w,)i\ ir.i'ovmat.ion Jipplj*   at Com-  pfir.y".- oiln-es. ���������,  A. nUNri.MUil:. JOSEPIf JJUXTl'Jrl.  PrvsLeVnr. , Gou'l Supt  H.K.IMMOn,  Cui. Vrcltzhi at:d PassenKcr  Aj,-t-  Send for new 60 page Catalogue before  placing your orders for Spring Planting,  if you are interested in saving money for  yourself and  getting-good  stock  of first  hands.  Most complete stock of Fruit and  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,  in the Piovince., ���������  'Thousands of small Fruit Plants and  Vines of leading varieties, =uitable for  this Climate.  Fertilizers,   AgricultHral   Implements  Spray Pumps, Etc., best to be haci.  No Agents. List tells you all about it  Eastern Prices or Less.    l  Greenhouse, Nursery and Apiary  604 Westminster Road.  wwr.miiyi nndypfir ivaawMHCTWi^i  Vve  do  all   kinds   cf  ob Printing, anything  from a Dodger to,.the.  neatest Business Card  or  Circular.  If.'-..   V'.'Y'^  OnXt.":-  ������  ���������ii  <y  l.L^L-!Ji% *������: i;.-i fl  e>.'.-  &i  a'.'  1  & 3  '^U������j M.^3^ W  ^L^K^y     ^ nail  ;h:  Lad'eV, and; clii-lciren's in all   qualities   and  shades   from   15  cents  cl  r- -K^^^-    In cashmere,, lisle/   cotton   and  w~ ^zfLjae s^~y **������w-  '1 i  s'll.K   m    any  color   and  size  fro 1  ill  10 cents a pair.  a wmm>s f^^M **    We have a good-stock'in, black, white and colored.  ^w^'^iRi    ������e have  the   latest   in   all colors    and    sizes' and  suit everyone  Mens' ladies ;anci children s ia tan oi  prices  hl?rir  to  an<  ;4  r  styles lor everyone.  aintB^-mmatam^Baesagigg^'aa^^  ZXStti������JXJO!X&I&3X^?ttWAaiX^  rgm^jfT-������*a ~L*xa TrTT-r^auxKrcxrmT?JC2ttXnxr:Kt3Mrt  taf������D.wc3w������OT������������a������i3aa������t-coa^wiKi^^  )siMe gfelrtea white, am  And everv1  thincr necessary to make vour out-fit complete.  M  , M  i*AJ3i


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