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 I  V  i  .A  lb  I, i  It'  #^?^  NO.  O 1 t  -oo-  UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT.  B.  C,    TUESDAY MAY, 4th,    1897. $2.00 PER.   ANNUM.  For the choicest   meats we are head   quarters-  ������If you have not tried  our noted sausages,  bolop'na and   head cheese,   vou should do  ���������  so at  once.     Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, jvlackerel, etc'  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  SIZMZOZnT   ZLZEJIBIEIR,  M BLOUSES .IN    GREAT    VARIETIES   AN  |������ ' -A-LILj PBICE 3. .  I������  LADIES'  AND    CHILDREN'S     TRIMMED  AND   UN- ||f  |f( TRIMMED  STRAW  HATS. ff        |||  [iff  MILLINERY.���������Newest styles.    Ladies'light sum- fj  &Ma mer'underwear,'from 20 cents and upward. ',,7/U'  {rQ&QI ���������  w ft;  ���������fffl  LADIES' SUMMER   DRESS   GOODS.���������Gin<r-  ���������tjmi hams and Prints in all shades and price;-- ������   '  I (# MEN'S SU.vlMER    G DOD3.-- Tweed' s jits,    B .i]b :i5_;a >  fy������ tindei wear, etc. etc.  ���������fcjfj{ Tan boots, and shoes to suit Men, Ladies,  ffe and Children. A full assortment in Gro-  \&s) ceries as usual.  iO'v.  I!  LOCALS.  The new tariff on tobacco, cigars. spir.  its will send up the price on ihor-e ai-.icles  Mr. A. E. Plan fa is in town r> printing  Wm. K. Leightou of Nanaimo, who has  receutly been appointed agent for the Phoenix Fire Insurance Co., in addition to hi*  other agencies. His visit heie is for the |  purpose of making inspection and to leport.  FOR' SALE ���������A lady'a Cleveland wheel  almost new, in first class  order.    A.-ply  at  Anderson's Metal Works.  Mr. Thomas William*, M.B F S.T., lately.  iibm Englaud, is now , iu Union. His  specialty is fruit trowing,-having n.ade that '  a study of many years) aid he is well recommended by leading crchardists in the  Old Country. He very properly lays /great  stress 'on' thurough drainage of the land.  The climate of England ia very much like  this, and as they grow go. d grapes and  make ������ood wine there, he thinks, we ought  to be able to do the same here, by adapting  right methods.  Ladies, have you seen those fine   shoes  in  K. Parks' window 2  Social   Dr.nee.  There will be h soda I dance at Cumberland Hall given by the young peopie  on Thursday evening of this week.  COBIOX DIRECTORY.  H". C. IiXJCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY,   Comes, B. C.  +&���������  NOTICE.  Minstrel Entertainment.  H. M. S. ComuM   mirist������>-l   icn-ty gave  on  entertainment   at   Cum'" r, i.'i     Hall,     ou  Thursday evening ia*������t, befoie a.  !;'>>!.���������   iY>'a  ���������.&/X-& auditr.ee.    Tin- mtfsie  was  feouf!,   tha  jWheupalso.was   good,   but   the.tffortto  3P,i&k   the     Negro  udateci was  a   ludioioua  fiiilure.  The Cockney accent s-.s well as the broad  Suotch wan at times distinctly di&-  .ceroable. But perhaps this' was to be expected, as the "'party" is composed of amateurs, and make no pretensions to anything  of a professional character.  Nevertheless the minstrels acted with  spirit, and but for the give-away accent,  fairly in keeping with the character asum-  -ed. Some of the songs were exceptionally good, and the audience was well entertained, as was apparent from the bursts  of applause which were quite frequent.  Subscribe for   THE     NEWS  $2.00 per annum.  For the convenience of tax. payers in the  vicinity of Comox Bay, Assessed and Provincial Revenue' taxes will be received. at  the residence of the undersigned, during  the mouth of June 1S97.  W.'B. Anbekson,  Assessor & Collector,  Union, B. C. April 29th, 1897.  NOTICE.  A meeting will be held in the Fire  Hall on Saturday evening May Stli,'at  8 o'clock, when a full attendance of all  the committees in connection with the  Queen's Birthday celebration is earnestly  requested.  F. A. Anlky. Secretary.  How It Happened.  In an Irish case-of assault aud battery  coi:nsr:K in examining one of the witnesses, asked him what thev had, the first  place they stopped at.  '���������Four glasses of ale," was the reply.  "Next?"  "Two glasses of whiskey."  '"Next?"  "One glass of brandy."  "Next?"  "A fight."���������London Tit-Bits.  Union school has been visited during  April in Div. I by 8 persons; in Divs. II  and III by 5; and Ui Div. IV by 2; tar  diness least in Div. I, greatest in Div. Ill  The absentism was least in Div. II and  about equal in the other divisions. Corporal punishment���������none in Divs. II and  III.  Ixatest by Wire-  Wars' Terrors.  Rome,  April  30th.���������A  dispatch  from  Athens says  that 600  women and   children died 'during the terrible, retreat from  Tyrnavo.  Big Fire.  Toronto, April 30th.���������Fire broke .out  \n the wholesale grocery establishment  of H. P. Ecl;hard& Co., shortly before  2 o'clock this afternoon. Loss $70,000  to building; c'overed.by insurance.  The Nanaimo Assizes.   '  Nanaimo, May 1st.���������The Spring, Court  of Assizes   for   Nanaimo    District    will  open next Tuesday morning.  Mover, the . defaulting   Singer  Sewing  Machine  Agent, has been  committed to  stand his trial at the next Assizes.  Identity   Fixed.  Victoria, April 30th.���������The police h?ve  come lo the conclusion lhat the remains  found near Parson's bridge are those of  d-larry Chambers of Toronto, who disappeared about bhi years ago. He was  despondent and killed himself.  Yukon Railway Aid.  Its-rumored that the government .will  bring down a" measure giving a land  grant to the Yukon Mininsj and Trading-  Co , for a rail road line .from Tacher  Inlet to Teslin Lake.  E:.tpkess ov China Quarantined.  Victoria, April 3<>rh.��������� Dr. Watt has  decided that the passengers and crew of  the Empress-, of China must remain in  quarantine two week'-. The steamer  maVgo afu-.r beinj !V.mi:_ated and it shall  gci'a new ere v..     ,  r ���������'  D VV. R A N T'S' !J j X I'KSfilGN. " ~-'  .San Francisco. Aj.nl 30th.'���������Frank  Klo'-s, who w.-ts hanged yesterday, made  the remarkable assertion just before his  death ihat Then. Durrant had confessed  to him that lie was the murderer of  iilanche [.amont. "ISoys," said Kloss,  as ihe guard strapped his hands to his  side, '"Durrant told me lhat he was guilty.  I sav this if. the presence of death and it  is true as sure as i shall be hanged."  General Merchants ancl Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY, -       -       - B.  Queen's   Birthday.  A meeting called for last Tuesday  evening to consider the question of celebrating iu Union, the 24ih of May, was fairly  well attended.  Mr. John -Williams was voted to the  chair, and Mr. Eckstein elected Seeretaay.  Ifc was resolved to celebrate, aud the following Ex. Com. appointed: John Bruce,  chairman, P. A, Anlcy, secretary, L. W.  Kuuiis, treasurer, and John Unawort-h, C. J.  Moore; S. C. B-.vis, R. Addison, A. Grant,  aad VV. Wiilard.  Collectors were appointed  It was suggested by Mr., Nunns, the treasurer,'that uofices be put up that be would  not receive subscriptions on Wednesdays  and Thursdays. At any other time they  will, doubtless be acceptable.  Tenders.  The Executive Committee having  ananged with the Superintendent of the  Union Colliery Co., Mr. F. D. Little,  for the full control of the Kecreation  Grounds, on May 24th, will leceive tenders lor the sole privilege of^elling ail  kinds of refreshments, - etc., on the  Grounds for that da\, the person tender-  in"- having" the privilege to sublet booths.  Tenders must be given to the undersigned by noon of May 8th, 1897.  F. A. Anley, Secretary.  COMMITTEES CHOSEN FOB  QUEEN'S BIHTHDAY. '  A meeting of the Executive Committee  was held in the Fire Hall on May ist%  1897, when the following' committees  were appointed, viz:  Program 'Committee.  F. J. Dalby Chairman,  W. Ashman, ' P. F. Sch.arsch.midt,  J. Unsworth,  - J.'Mateer,  D. Enr.is,     Thos.   Hudson,   , R. James.  Collectors vou Union.      f  John Marocchi, ��������� Fr.:nk;Scayarda.  Collectors for Cumberland  L. \V. Nnnns, ������. j". Unsworth,  C. H. Tarbell, " J.r.o. Thompson.  Reception Committee.  L. P. Eckstien.  Chairman.  M. Whitney,    Robt. Grant,   H. I*. Collis,  J. B. McLean,    R. Short,    A. McKuiyht,  Geo. W. Clinton, P. Dunne.  J u D 0 E S.  Jas. Abrams,     Dr. Millard,     Dr. Dalby,  W. B. Anderson, '     Dr. Westwood,  L.   Mounce.  Grounds Committee.  S. C. Dayis, Chairman.  F. Dalby,    W. Wiilard.    P. M. McNiven,  W. James,     R.   Whyte,    Thos.   Whyte,  K.  Sharp,     J.   L. Roe,     G. Beckensell,  J.   Bennie,    J. Marocch:,    M. Magnone, ���������  J. Dency.  Starter���������J. Mateer.  Union   Skipping.  The tug active called in on the 26th  April for 44o;tons of coal for fuel.  The Thistle took away 105 tons of  coal on the 28thth.  A tug left on the 28th with 154 tons of  .coal for Victoria, and the Daisy called  for 12 tons of coal for fuel   the same day.  The San Mateo left April 30th for Port  Los Angeles with 4,438 tons of coal for  the Southern Pacific.  The tug Hope and Scow left for Victoria on May 1 with 198 tons of coal.  The Maude look awav, May 2nd, 84  tons of coal for the C P. N- Co.  The Rainbow was in on May 3d for 11  tons of fuel.  Tht; Bristol left May 2d with 600 tons  of coal and 245 tons of coke for   Frisco.  The Highland Light is loading.  Eire Notes.  A hose-reel for the Fire Brigade ha3 been  ordered.  Fifteen ladders will shortly be distributed in various parts of the town for convenience in case of tire.  A delegation called on Mr. Simon L-.iser.  Tbey were pleased with their reception, and  wore promised a suilabk donation.  The boys expect beforo long, to be uniformed.  They are indebted to Mrs. Davis for the  free use of a hall.  GRAND CONCERT.  The Methodist Church will give its  last entertainment for this season on  Wednesday, May 5th, and special pains  are being taken to make this the best.  The program will be chiefly musical,  vocal, and instrumental.      -  A new high grade Karn'piano, (which  wiil be open for inspection) supplied by  Messrs. Dyke & Evans, Vancouver, will  be used for the occassion.  Miss Morris, Messrs. G. Hicks, and  Evans, (Dyke & Evans) will take part.  Admission 25 cents. Commencing at  8 p. in. .      NOTICE.  A meeting will be held at the Fire  Hall this (Tuesday) evening when a  reportwill be received from the Executive  Committee on Queen's Birthday Celebration. A full attendance is requested.  F. A. Anley, Secretary.  April Weather   Report.  There was but a slight skirmish of  snow quickly turning to rain. The  rainfall for the month was 2! inches.  Not bad for Union.  BIRTH.  FROMOLL���������At Union, April 30th,  Mrs. Fromoli, of a son.  THORBURN.- At Union, May 1st,  Mrs. Walter Thorburn, of a daughter.  REN NI SON.���������At Courtenay, May  3d, Mrs. A. W. Rennison,  of a daughter.  RANDOM TALK.  By  BILLY   BLUM.  I am glad to notice lhat the Fire Laddies have the enterprise to move in the  matter of celebrating the Queen's Birthday. This will break into any little ar-  rangement whereby the people from this  section were to be decoyed into an excursion away, from home. There is no doubt  we will have a belter time here if it be  not quite so large.. There will be the bicycle race, tugs of war, foot, laces rivaling, in speed the famous Greek races,  possibly a sham battle between the Turks .  and Greeks, the troops emerging from  the neighboring forest, and dashing  across the town, to be met with hurtling  rocks from the old . stone quarry and  thrown back in confusion. Who will represent Osman Pasha has not been decided; and it has been whispered���������but I  must nottell' the. Greek general's name  either.  Our country cousins will beout in force  and the handshaking will equal that of  an American president during the first  ten days after his inauguration. The entire Reception Committee are to be regularly drilled in hand shaking, and have  been selected for supposed-proficiency in-  the hospitable art: ��������� .- -  Tenders   are   out   for  the  privilege of.--  ' turning   the   Recreation   Grounds into a  /'land   flown j-   with   milk  and  honey."  Thcdust:wiii be���������laid-by- a-watering" cart J  unless the clouds kindlv distill  sufficient  dew on the previous night.  The surrounding fence will get a new  coat of whitewash, and arrangements  lnve been made for the appearance of a  strange buloon to pass over the Grounds  on us way to ihe north pole," during the  afternoon.  The people of Fanny Bay will be up in  force. Denman and Hornby Islands  will be weil represented. Comox Bay'  and Courtenay will vie with each other  in numbers; Point Holmes, and Nob Hill  will aad their quota; Sandwich, Grantham, Black Creek and Nigger Bottom  will swell the throng. Union- will put on  her best "bib and tucker", and do  the handsome.. I dp hope now that  the tariff on oil has been reduced one  cent a gallon tlv-t the town will be illuminated in the evening after old Sol has  gone to bed, and that we may have some  flags to wave over this "dear patch" in  the Queen's domain.  A few invitations will be sent out to distinguished guests. As the flagship will  be in Comox harbour, doubtless the admiral with his staff, accompanied with a  full band will be induced to attend. Com  modore Cliffe and the remnant of the historic Ten who formed the first coal syndicate in this district should be among  the honored guests. Carriages will of  course be provided and a suitable escort.  A sufficient number of young ladies���������  one for each birthday in the Queen's life  ���������appropriately apparelled, bearing palms  in their hands and crowns on their heads,  in carriages drawn by gaily caparisoned  horses, may be a feature of the occasion.  But I must not tell all���������only ,give a hint.  Let our friends come from everywhere,  assured of a glorious time !  I suppose there will be a big excursion  to Victoria next month. It is said the  rates will be low and accommodations  first class. This will enable us to join  in the Jubilee Celebration ��������� something  that doe-s not occur every year. It will be  a grand affair and Victoria is making a  big effort to entertain her guests in a style  befitting the occasion! It will be a time  for jubilation if ever there was one���������in  commemoration of the longest and best  reign of any British sovereign.  Who Can   Beat This?  One day last week Mr. Alex. Leding-  ham, up the Settlement, sowed 21 acres  in oats for Harry Creech, using 21 sacks  of oats, and doing the work in four hours  Ml  '1  ���������}Jf ,.        KATRINKA.  Katrinka, fresh as the morning,  Gazed from her casement low.  Far off the great sailed windmills  Stood darkly in a row,  And the sky with the changing splendor  Of dawn was all aglow.  "I wonder," thought tho maiden,  Thrilled with the glorious sighji,  .',-  "If all the beauty around us  And all the love and delight  Comes flooding the earth at sunrise  To bide with us day and night.  "I wonder if all the goodness  That makes us steady and true  Glides softly in with the dawning  To gladden us through and through���������  To lift our hearts to the Giver  And help us in all we do.  "Yet, whether we lose it or keep it,  Depends upon many a thing���������  Whether we're lazy or busy,  ���������Whether we grumble or sing,  Whether our thoughts are noble,  Or whether they grovel and sting.  "Oh, tho wonderful sky J" sighed Katrinka,  "How grand I   But tho day has begun.  there's breakfast'and spinning and mending,  And kettles to shine���������one by one.  Goodby, you dear, beautiful morningl  There's so much to do; I must run."  Bright littlo maiden, Katrinka.  In the land of the dyke and the sea.  Thoy who live in tho glow of tho dawning  Are, all tho world over, like thee.  Bearers of'sunlight and gladness,  Faithful in shadow and sadness���������  The path of the day is diviner -���������,  Wherever their light may be. "  ���������Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge in St. Nicholas.  A EOYAL FLIGHT.  The great winter palace by the Zatun  Zee was filled with guests. A few  months before Augustus, the young  elector of Inselsland, had been betrothed  to the Princess Irene, the only daughter  of the margrave of Hesselstadt and the  margravine, an astute politician who  had brought about the, match had arranged that he should entertain a large  party of relatives for Christmas at the  magnificent Zatunhof, which had been  untenanted since the early days of his  minority. >  A week had passed, and the margravine had begun to doubt the wisdom  /of her plan in throwing the young peo- \  pie so much together before their mar-;  riage, for  the  elector, an  earnest  andj  conscientious sovereign arid a man who'  hid a'n(j extreme sensitiveness  and  deep  affection beneath a reserved demeanor, j  proved himself but a lukewarm lover,  while the princess seemed utterly indifferent to his presence.  One afternoon the Princess.. Irene  stood upon the terrace of the Italian  garden overlooking the lake, upon'the  frozen surface of which the winter sun  'was casting long rays of crimson light.      _  She looked eagerly among the groups of 1 ���������whispered  skaters and then at the open tent, where  her mother and her ladies were  sitting!  round a flaming brazier.  An expression j  of  intense disappointment crossed  her'  pretty face; then she smiled contemptur j-  ���������  ously, and when  her  skates  had  been'  fastened  by   an attendant said  indifferently  to her  lady  in  waiting,   the  Countess von Vogel, "Have  you seen  the elector?" But her fingers were nervously closing and unclosing upon a little  note hidden in her muff.  "No, niadanie," the countess replied.'  looking inquiringly at her mistress. "I  heard that a dispatch had come from  the capital, and probably'��������� But the  princess had glided over to her mother,  to whom she repeated her question.  The margravine looked anxiously at  her daughter, but answered her lightly:  "You must not be too exacting, Irene.  The. prime minister arrived after lunch-  . eon, "and Augustus is probably deep in  politics."  "His serene highness is not skating  this afternoon,'' said a handsome young  man standing behind the margravine's j  chair.    "There is a question of  a new j  _ tax to be settled, I believe."  The princess smiled brightly.   "More J  taxes," she cried,   "in  this weather?  There will   be  a revolution.    What  a,'  pity, "she added to her mother, turning  the hidden note  in her'-fingers, "that  Augustus  should   lose  this  afternoon \  The ice is in splendid condition, Baron  Hederich, "  turning to the young nian  who had spoken.    "Will you teach me '  that  uew  figure  you  were  describing;  yesterday?" j  Baron  Hederich von  Egidy bowed,  aud, slipping on  his  skates, joined the  princess.   Thoy passed among the other  skaters, and sifter several turns gradu- ,  ally mado their way to a remote part of  the lake until at length  they stopped  beneath, the shadow cast by overhanging trees that grew down to the water's .  edge.    They  had  scarcely spoken, and  now there was a  silence which Baron  Hederich broke, his hitherto courtierlike j  maimer  giving  way  to   the  tone  aud i  bearing of a lover. !  heads came the sound, of an ax being,  struck fiercely upon a tree, the ring of  the metal vibrating through, the still  air. "Shall we skate on?" Baron Hederich asked, still in French, as the broad  shoulders of a peasant showed for a moment between the trunks of the trees.  "No!" the princess replied decidedly,  a bright color flaming in her cheeks.  "It is much safer here, and besides,"  she added meaningly, "he will not understand."  "Irene!" cried the baron, raising her I  hand to his lips!   "My darling!" j  "Oh, I am already weary of my bond- j  ajre!"   said   the-princess, ignorinc   his]  oaf ess.    But   her   voice to  the  baron  seemed louder than was  its  wont.    "I j  am only a human chattel to be handed j  'over to the highest bidder���������a  creature j  to be sacrificed to political expedient���������a I  puppet to be made to marry, and to die,  perhaps, at the bidding of a statesman. "  "Then let me free you," cried Baron  Hederich   passionately.    "The   elector  neglects  you, even  before he marries  you. To me, who have loved you madly  for three years, your future seems a living death.    Think"���������  "I have thought, I have thought, and  ���������I want love, to give love, to be loved.  If a woman has made a mail's life happy,  whether he be prince or peasant, she  has not lived in vain, and I���������but how  can I. expect love���������I whose marriage  has been made, not ordained?"  "By making my life happy, Irene, "  Whispered the baron, " a love song to the  end. Ever since I joined your father's  suit I have loved no other woman save  yourself. But I have never dared to speak  until we came to Zatun and I thought  you seemed to care for me."  The princess shivered. "But how is  it possible?" she murmured.  "Tonight, " replied the baron, "a carriage will be waiting outside tho private  entrance to the palace, near which, you  know,"there are no sentries, ancl the  men at the outer gates will be told the  prime minister is returning suddenly to  the city. If you can arrange to leave at  midnight, wc can" catch the train foi  Paris at a small station outside Elbers-  dorf, where I shall be waiting for you,  and then, Irene"��������� ,     .   '.  "I understand," said the princess  slowly. "I am to sacrifice everything.''  "If you will have it so, yes," he answered, with an odd narrowing of his  eyelids. "But you gain what you crave  ���������love."     - l    ������������������������������������  The princess looked' up the bank.  "Yes," she cried suddenly as she saw  the glint of the peasant's 'blue dress  through the trees, "yes. No sacrifice is  too great forTove. I will be at the pri-.  vate entrance at midnight. "  "And then for Paris���������and happiness,"  the   baron  as  they skated  return.    But  an   absolute  away.  .When, they were out of sight, a man  in peasant-dress slipped down the bank,  and,' carefully collecting the fragments  ofv the note the Princess Irene had torn  and flung upon the ice, placed thena in  a littlo book which he had taken from  a pocket in his -blouse..  "Ich  once  "Did my note reach yon, madame?"  he asked  softly  in  French, taking her ,  hand. j  ' 'Yes, the Countess von Vogel was a  trusty messenger," the princess replied, j  frowning.    But  she  did not withdraw I  her hand. j  "Then���������then I may still have hope?" .  ' 'Hope! Where would your hopes lead  you?" she asked coldly, talcing the note  from her muff and tearing it into little  pieces and scattering them on the ice.  "Beyond the limits of audacity," he '  answered, smiling into her eyes, "for I  can scarcely believe that you would discourage me���������now.''  Again there was silence, the princess  skating in widening circles round and  round a twig frozen in the ice, like a  ioming pigeon that hesitates to alight  upon  the cot.     Suddenly  above their  The Princess Irene of Hesselstadt had  never been in" such, brilliant spirits ' as  upon that evening, and the young elector  hovered about her chair in a corner of.  the great white drawing room after din-,  ner with an almost loverlike fondness.  But she turned from him with an indifference that became so marked that the  margravine in despair asked her to sing.  Waving aside a lady in waiting, who  rose to accompany her, the princess sat  down at the piano and ran her fingers,  flashing with jewels, lightly over the  keys. ���������."���������'���������������������������;.  Raising her eyes from the keyboard  for a moment, a malicious smile crossed  her face. By a strange coincidence the  elector and Baron Hederich were facing  her, standing together beneath a pier  glass, in which she saw the backs of  their heads reflected. "Their.characters  are written upon a square of looking  glass,'' she said to herself as she noted  the almost massive proportions of the  elector's head standing out in sharp contrast with the alert poise of that of the j  baron. \  Then she began to sing���������to sing with [  a passion and a meaning that were un- j  mistakuble,   Grieg's   love   song,  ! liebe dich," her  eyes  more   than  meeting the baron's as the refrain rang  through the lofty  chamber.    The margravine moved uneasily in  her  carved  oak chair, feeling conscious that a mystery was on foot which even her astuteness could   not  fathom, and when   tlie  song ceased there  was a significant silence which the elector himself broke  by leading the applause.  "The princess sings well," he remarked to the baron meaningly.  "Yes, sir," the baron answered,  looking him full in the face, "and with  great feeling and true expression."  For a moment the eyes of the two  men met, the elector's inquiringly, the  baron's contemptuously, yet with a lurking fear in their depths.  "You.are an excellent critic, baron,"  the elector said slowly. "Her serene  highness sings with true feeling, as you  say. But "it is not always wise to express our feelings in public. " Then he  joined the group gathered around the  princess.  To Hederich von Egidy the brilliance  and warmth of the superb room where  the court was gathered suddenly grew  gray and cold. A moment before, intoxicated by the acquiescence of the princess  in a scheme ambition alone had prompted, and not the love he had so fervently  protested, he had allowed  his  gratified  vanity to betray him. For a moment he  stood   irresolute lbeneath the .glowing  randies on the pier glass, prudence counseling the abandonment of the elopement, ambition urging its attempt.  Prudence had conquered when the Countess  yon Vogel came up to him, and, whispering, ''At the private entrance at 12  tonight," began  to talk of irrelevant  matters.    Baron Hederichi's courage returned, and catching a glimpse  of his  handsome face and superb Yfigure in its  tight fitting uniform in  the  mirror his  optimistic dreams of his future  as the  husband of the Princess Irene returned.  "Even if the margrave refuses to support us,"  he  thought, "Irene is rich,  and   once   her   husband"-1-,   But  the  countess was asking him a question and  his pleasant reflections were'interrupted:  The clock in the great square of the  Zatunhof had scarcely struck midnight  when  two veiled  and  cloaked figures  crept through the small door of the private entrance to the palace and as silently entered the waiting carriage which  was drawn up in the shadow of the portico. The wheels moved noiselessly oyer  the thick snow, but  the  rattle of  the  torses' harness filled  the two women  with alarm.  "We shall be discovered,','  irhispered the  countess  as   the  sentrrv  stopped the carriage at the bronze gates  of the outer court.  "We shall be discovered. "    Y .      ,  For answer the Princess Irenerplaced  her hand over, the trembling woman's  mo-ith and dragged her back into the  shadow. "His excellency Prince Schau-  mann is recalled to Elbersdorf," said  the coachman. The sentry hesitated, and  the countess almost screamed with terror. */ . *y .:','  "The password?" tne soldier shouted.'  But before the coachman could; reply a  ray of light from' the guardhouse fell  upou the carriage "door. -��������� V  "Pass!" cried the sentry, saluting as  he saw the I'oyal arnis upon the panel.  The massive doors opened .slowly,, and  the carriage.rolled swiftly into the snow  clad 'country. ������������������ ,:'...:  Mile after mile slipped away, and the  fold grew more intense. Twice the  horses slipped and twice the countess  implored her mistress, to  the princess maintained  silence until, as they were nearing their  destination, she' said, ' 'I wonder what  we shall do if we miss the train?"  "Pray God that we do," moaned the  couu'tess from her comer. "I have been  a fool." '���������"-.;��������� ���������"������������������; ' "...'-.���������"':���������  . "No, "said the princess, touching her  hand, "you'have been an angel, for perhaps you have given me; happiness instead ot a crown." But the countess  could not see an odd little smile that  played about the princess' mouth.  The frost was so thickly incrusted- on  the carriage windows that they had no  idea they were near-the railway station  ' until the horses drew up with, a jerk.  Muffling themselves closely in their  furs, they hurried to the little waiting  room, which was empty save for a peasant, -Whose face was hidden by the lappets of a large fur cap, and who was  carefully inspecting the advertisements  with which the room was hung. After  a -few moments of breathless silence,  during whicli the countess could not repress her violent trembling, Baron  Hederich von Egidy entered hurriedly,  a rush of cold air following him.  "Ah, I have, kept you waiting!" he  cried, clasping the princess' hands in  both his own and frowning at the peasant who stood, with his back ..to them.  '' My horse fell, and I was delayed. How  good of you, Irene! How shall I ever  prove my gratitude to you for your sacrifice?"  "By taking the train for Paris, baron,  that is due in ten minutes and remain-  | ing in that pleasant city,'' said a voice  behind them. And, turning, they both j  recognized in the peasant the elector of  Inselland.  : Von Egidy started back with an oath,  but the princess made a profound courtesy, saying mockingly, "Since when  has your serene highness added the role  of detective to your many accomplishments?"  "Since I have found it necessary to  protect my honor and yours, madame,"  was the answer, and the princess flushed  and bit her lip.  Thero was a painful silence, only  broken by the unrestrained sobbing of  the countess. The baron fidgeted with  the cap he bad taken off when he recognized the elector and threw imploring  glances at the princess, whose eyes were  resolutely fixed upon the floor, but her  lips were smiliug. The elector regarded  the baron with open contempt.  "The carriage is waiting,"he said at  length, offering his arm to the princess,  but turning to Baron Hederich she said,  "What do you advise one to do?"  "I think, madame, that you had���������  better return,'' replied the baron weakly,  and to his bewildered mind it seemed  that her smiling face was not that of a  woman whose brightest hopes had suddenly been shattered.  "Ah, baron," replied the princess  amiably, "your advice is sounder than  your protestations, I fear!" But a sting  lay behind her words, and Von Egidy  winced/ "'  Still smiling, the princess took the  elector's arm, and the slamming of a  carriage door sounding through the still  air as the Paris train rumbled in the  distance told the baron that his house  of cards had tumbled about his feet and  that he was an exile.  The return journey to Zatunhof was  performed in silence, and it was only  when they reached the foot of the grand  staircase that the princess spoke. '"Vis it  up or down, sir," she asked, flippantly,  her foot upon the lowest step, "to the  deepest of your dungeons or to my apartments?'?  '' The Countess von Vogel will conduct  you to your rooms, madame," the elector  replied coldly, and bowing profoundly  he disappeared down a corridor.  The next morning a letter was brought  to the elector from the Princess,Irene  asking for an interview, and with a  grave face the young monarch immediately went to her boudoir, the Countess  von Vogel leaving as he entered.  ,������������������ The princess rose to receive hiitn with  a shy awkwardness in her manner that  he had never seen before.  "I know you must be thinking very  i ill of me," she said, looking away frorii  I him as he stood with his hand resting  upon a table, "and now that everything  is over I���������I want you to know���������that���������  that���������I am not so foolish as I appear to  have been."  , "I am afraid that I do not grasp your  meaning,'' the elector said coldly.  The princess moved nearer to him,  and as she came into the light he saw  that her eyes were swollen with weeping- .,. /: :".-' ,:'. '-������������������:��������� "  "It is very hard to tell you,V she  said, her voice breaking, "you are so  cold, but I felt I could not leave Zatunhof -without telling you that. I never had  any intention of eloping with Baron  von Egidy."  The elector started. "What was your  object, then," he said, adding with a  kinder note in his voice; "in allowing  matters to go so far?"  The princess blushed, then grew pale.  "I cannot tell you," she stammered.  For a moment the elector looked at  her intently. Then crossing to her side  he took her face between his hands and  looked into her eyes. '"I think I understand, "-he. sai d softly. ��������� 'Irene!'' And as  he put his arms around her she buried  her head on his shoulder, passionate sobs  shaking her slender figure.  "I never knew you cared,"'the princess said later : as they were sitting in  the window seat.,, "I���������I liked you from  the first. You were so different from  other men. But you always were so cold,'  so reserved, and I felt that.you would  never love nie���������-never. "  "And you were  so merry, so bright,  Irene, that I felt you could never think  me  anything but -a dull  and, tedious  bore, but''���������.'    ���������  "Yes, there are a great many'buts,' "  inten-upted the prh cess with a touch of  her old gayety, '-'and I "must make my  confession.    The,poor baron was a tool,  and when I Saw that I could  not provoke you by my open interest in him���������  well, I lost my better sense.   His note  making an appointment was a  terrible  shock to my pride, but when-I found  you were not upon the ice that afternoon  I kept it.   I had determined to end the j  matter at once, but catching sight of a!  peasant cutting down trees I recognized  you,    and remembering   your  favorite  hobby and disguise I determined to consent to the elopement and to arrange the  plans .in your  hearing  simply to', see  whether you cared for mc sufficiently to  prevent it.    I knew it was madness on  my part, for if you had not come"���������  ' 'The end in this instance, Irene, justifies'the means," said the elector, kissing her,' "for if I had not overheard the  baron's plan as you intended I should  never have known how much you loved  me." ���������    ���������.-���������...:,  "And  if   you  had  not  loved  me,"  echoed   the  princess, "you.- would not  have saved me from ray folly."  ,���������" Yet you played a desperate game.'!  i '' Yes, but the stakes were happiness  ���������-and you."  "And the baron?" asked th* electoi  playfully.  "Ah," the princess replied, smiling,  "he, too, played a desperate game! But  he forgot that his opponent was a woman, and a woman in love."���������-Frank  Hird in St. James Budget.  THE  INGLE  NOOK AT  HOME.  J  -Prom this one nook the world is fenced away  By four low walls that bound the realm of  home. '���������'.:.,".  Here dwells content.   Here love and peace hold  - sway. ��������� ',''���������','���������' '���������'' '-.  Here pride and hato and malice never come.  And when the purring flames dispel J;he night  True friends  are1 they  that sit within the-  , -    glow. .  V--'-���������',  Kind eyes shine brighter in the flickering light,.  And home's own voices, hushed to cadence-  low,  Speak���������or are silent in a hush that speaks  Even as tlie fire upon the hearthstone sings���������  $>f home, tlie haven tliat each mortal seeks;  Of home, the goal of all our wanderings.  And hope's and memory's fairest visions come-  To hover o'er tho ingle,nook at home.  ���������J. L. Heaton;in "Tho Quilting Bee."  SOME  QUEER CUSTOMS.  Mining:  Camp . DislrivaRliiugr  and Tory Island Teiiiuukinir.  .An old camper out once related to a  horrified housekeeper his experience of  dishwashing in a miners'camp. It did  not take much time, though the,coru-  pauy was numerous and the utensils of  the kitchens were in constant uso. Tho  reason why it took but little time he  sufficiently indicated by the statement  that the cook pot wa.s not cleaned till,  it became too small to hold a pudding  of reasonable size. Then somebody got  ia hammer and knocked off the hardened  accretions from its interior till it was  restored? nearly enough to- its original,  capacity to render further service.  On Tory island,, an out of the way bit  of ail Irish Islet, and indeed to a less-  degree1 throughout Donegal, the natives  are not much more dainty in their living, and, their habit of; letting the  grounds remain Indefinitely in their teapots has disastrous consequences.  1 "Every day and all day long," says  a recent writer/"the teapot sits stewing in-thc embers of the hearth, and at ���������  each successive brew fresh lea is thrown  in, but the old is never thrown out until the pot. is choked. " The result is an  unusual and excessive rate of insanity.  Little wonder, when a Tory island boy ���������  Who was questioned as to his usual  meals, could reply:  "Stirabout for brcakafst and tay for  dinner; tay, av coorse, at tay time and  stirabout for supper, whiles we have  tay for orcakfast instead aud stirabout  for our .dinner,-, and then another sup of  tay before bedtime.''  However, this diet, injurious  as it is  'to the nerves, does not  seem   to  affect  the muscles.    The  Tory islanders are a  robust  and vigorous race, the  men averaging 6 feet in height and tho women  unusually tall and strong.    The women  indeedhavo need , of  all their physical  strength, since' it   is  the}-- who  do  the-''  bulk  of the  outdoor  work, whilo the- ���������  men stay at home  and spin and weave. ���������'  "At  Anagry.oStrand   on   a   Sunday.'  morning," says the same observer,  ,/  strange  may witness  a  tide more thau a mile  saved by wading   aero:  The  men  include   in  wardrobe   shoes   and  sight.  of  one.  At  low ���������-  roundabout is*'  3 a  narrow bay. :-  their   Sunday's  stockings.     Tho  women, by courtesy and custom, wear  'martyeeus'���������footless stockings, with a  loop passing over the toe. Each good  wife takes her good man upon her shoulders, and the heroes are conveyed across-  dry shod.''���������Youth's Companion.  His Awful Cheek Did It.  It was in the cabinet maker's shop,  and a party of strangers were looking at  the different labor saving devices. Oitc  gentleman, very shortsighted, had tarried at the bench across the room. He  was examining a circular saw that w&<-  whirling its teeth, with lightninglikr  rapidity.  Absorbedly interested in the piece of  mechanism, his face drew nearer and  nearer to the cruel teeth tearing round  and round with remorseless energy. At  this instant his friends turn about. Thev  see his danger. Inevitably the gap  grows smaller and smaller. Spellbound,  they are unable to utter a sound. They  cannot endure to see their friend torn  and lacerated. Instinctively they shul  their eyes.  Then comes the awful jar of the collision. There is a whirling sound and a  crash. A shudder runs through them  all. The next instant they hear the  voice of the cabinet maker:  "Of course you will pay for that saw,  sir?"  Their friend had escaped uninjured,  but the saw was shattered���������it had struck  his cheek.  He was a commercial traveler.���������Pearson's Weekly.  Philadelphia has just organized a  Rainy Day club, with Mrs. Helen M.  James as president. A skirt reaching to  the boot tops has been adopted.  "���������;:.������������������     Xandingr. a-r-UurldogV  A Chicago man who had- been,.:trollin'g;  for  muskellunge was  returning across,  the fields   to  the  farmhouse Sv'here- he^1'  was stopping, when' he  met 'with a re- "  markable adventure..   He thus: relates ItY  in the Chicago Time-s^Herald: :^Ihadn.'-fe ,  gone, far when-.1. ,J.i card- a '.savage, c.jgrowL.;.  behind mc, and tho---next, minute. I was-_ '  clambering into the branches of  a con- '  venient tree, with  a big bulldog snap-;.'  ping at my heels.  As I swung myself-up- ���������  out of reach-1 struck  frantically at .the-:  brute with  my trolling  spoon.    One of.'���������  the heavy hooks caught  him fairly in "'  the nose, aiicl- in -a  moment  he' began  pawing and' thrashing '��������� about in- a'-;wilcl'- -  endeavor to get loose.    It took-an hour,  -to 1 and him;..'Ho would run out a couple  of hundred feet, dive-into the deep clover  and sulk and growl.  Then I would haul  him in, hand  over  hand, with a hitch  around a convenient limb.    Whenever I  slackened   the  line, away he Would go>  again   until I brought   him   up'with a  sharp turn.    It was   great  sport.-   Talk  about   .fishing!    Landing  a   20-pound-  muskellunge is  tame and uninteresting  when compared with landing a 30 pound  bulldog.    At; the end of  an hour he lay  down   at   the  foot  of  tho  tree, and I  couldn't induce him to fight.   I tiedthe  line tightly about a limb, jumped down  out of his reach and ran for the nearest  fence.    But  there -was no necessity for  hurry���������the 'dog staid.   I told a farmer's  boy I  met  shortly afterward where he  could find his dog.    I guess he deserved  to keep mv trolling outfit for recovering  it."  The   distance   between   Washington  and Liverpool is S.J228 miles.  Consistent.  "I can get you a job at cutting ice if  you want it," said the member of the Association For Extending Assistance to the  Worthy Poor. ...  "I'm much obliged," said Perry Patet-  tic, "but sccin as how I don't cut no ice  socially I guess I might jisfc as well keep  ifc up along other lines ancl not bust mo  reputation."���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  tho  He Escaped.  The  thirsty physician  paused with  foaming flagon of beer at his lips.  "I think," he remarked, "that I will  put this schooner in dry doc.    Yes."  Dodging the fatal blow aimed by the  bartender, he sprang for the ambulanoe.���������  New York Press '   iN  I y->  f  *  i  I-*  A VIOLET  IN   HER  HAIR.  k- *���������  ��������� violet in her lovely hair,  A rose upon her bosom fairl  But, oh, her eyes  A lovelier violet disclose!  And her ripe lips the sweetest ro*e  That's 'neath the skies.  A lute beneath her graceful hand  Breathes music forth at ber command.  ���������   But still her tongue  Far richer music calls to birth  Than all the minstrel power en earth  Can give to song.  And thus she moves in tender light  The purest ray, where all is bright,  Serene and sweet,  And sheds a graceful influence Tound  That hallows e'en the very ground  Beneath her feet.  ���������New York Ledger.  FIRED AT EANDOM,  ������r  V  -f.  r  i  *������  '��������� Hardesty had been called down to the  town of his birth by tbo summons of  the real estate agent into whose hands  ���������he had intrusted die care of the property he had received from his father's es-  cate. Estate is u big and general word  and many people use it in a grandiloquent manner in speaking of a corner  lot in a marshy suburb. In Hardesty's  case it meant a little better than that,  but it was no vast Ami eke Jans tfact by  any means.  He had not been in that little town  for 17 years���������indeed since tho days of  his school attendance. He recalled how  ���������on one summer afternoon ho had vaulted out of a window just ahead of the  schoolmaster's hickory, how when walloped for it at" home lie had left the  . Jiouse in anger, andliow that night he  had boarded a freight train hound Cin-  ���������cinnatiward���������and had never gone back.  ���������Often he had thought of the old place  and when the days of his middle age  came they found him wondering and  wondering and dreaming at odd.times  about Milt Woodard's cooper shop and  the other things���������but he did .not go  back.  After  tho  death  of his  father and  when he  had como  into the old family  residence  he   seemed  to  wonder   and  dream all the more.  Once  lie had met  the father of Doras Alderman at a quadrennial session of the Methodist conference -and had talked to him of Doras,  , who had been a schoolmate, but in general he had  had  little  communication  other,than that witnessed in the letters  which passed between himself and tho  real  estate  agent.   Now, ou this evening, 17 years  afterward,   he  trundled  ' 'into  town  in   a  sleeper  and   thought  smilingly of the'day when he had rolled  out on a  box car.    The agent had written him to the effect that somebody had  offered a famous sum for the old  Har-  , desty homestead, purposing to cut it up.  ''���������'. in to-an addition to the city. The agent,  i -j a,, boyhood friend, had  suggested ,.that  ,i Hardesty come  clown from Chicago  to  .. /give personal attention to  the matter,  for by so doing he believed   that a few  /ifh'ousand dollars more could be realized,  i   'Dreaming of  the old  days, Hardesty  '��������� left the train  at the  depot.   It was a  stone and brick depot, he noticed, and  ��������� ; not'the little frame structure  in which,  ��������� ��������� he  and Tom Coyne had  loafed  m'the/  , summer of old  clays.    He  remembered  (Torn  Coyne very readily, and thought  ^with especial amusement  and interest  upon  the episode of  the bumblebees,  r Before reaching the town he had decided  [that the very first  thing  he would do  j;would be to *o into the little old wooden-station and examine the walls to seo  if v the initials   "D.   H.,"   for   David  Hardesty, were still there where he had  out them on the wainscoting, to the fury  of Johnny Clark, the station agent.  Ho  had counted a great deal on the pleasure  of  this  investigation, and  it annoyed  him somewhat to step off the car and  into a spick and trig depot of masonry  construction.  After the affront of this evidence of  progress anc1 prosperity had somewhat  worn away he started to walk down  the road to the residence of the agent,  his old friend He knew the location of  ;the house, for as a boy he had been able  showing ev  to draw a map of the town.  Jery residence, outhouse, chicken coop  'and fence. Somehow, however lie found  the quest a bit-difficult. New streets appeared, inviting him to walk down.into  what had been green fields, but which  werenow "additions" and "places. " alt  built up with trimly painted frarn*  houses.  He found the object  of his search at  last and was admitted.    His friend  the  agent, who.had only partially expected  him. did not know him at firsthand in  deed Hardesty would  have, passed  the-  other a thousand times before recoguiz  ing   in   Ins brown mustache and glossy  collar any semblance to the patched and  freckled boy who had helped hnn to rot.  ''Frank   Stone's   historic   melon   patch  JThe agent, introduced his wife and said  sHardesty  would    remember    her    but  Hardesty would  have done  nothing of  the sort, except, for the fact that he. had  learned  from   correspondence   that his  friend  had   married   little   Eda Stone  daughter of the sovereign of  the meloc  patch  They talked, after dinner about  business and about- the improvement in  the city���������it had been a.village in the  old days���������and about the advisability or  Hardesty selling his property.  "Really." said Hardesty. "* don't  know that- T care to sell You see. the  eld homestead has been in the family  for generations, and it seems almost a  sacrilege to dispose of it Why \ was  born in that house.    I used to look over  the fence there at the gooseberry bushes  iu Gallagher's place and wond���������by the  way. are tUr Gallaghers living there  vet?'  "Oh. no! They moved away long ago  and a  fine. big. stone public school has  been built there "  "A stone public school' Why. Henry,  when we were boys, a' one room frame  house did us pretty well Do you remem  ber how we used to revile the boys who  attended the academy aud call them  'academy rats.' because the academy  had two rooms, and consequently two  stoves?"  "Yes. and they called us 'district  rats,'and we fought about it," said  Henry. ' 'By the way, Dr. Culver lived  on the other side, didn't he? Well, thesr  is a whisky cure institute there now���������a  big one���������the third in the state.''  ' The next morning Hardesty started  out to view the property before finally  deciding not to sell. Pic declared that it  was hardly worth while, as' he had no  pressing need for money, and it was always pleasant to think of the old times,  and the old place, and the old home.  "When we get to that comer, "he  paid, proud to show that he still remembered things, ' 'wo will turn' and cross  the common, passing by old Mrs. Marvin's cottage- and swinging to the right  by Hen Gettle's hothouse."  "I'm afraid we can't," said'the agent  and friend. "You .meiui to cross the  common, don't you, as we 'used to in  making the short cut for the river when  we went fishing? Well," as Hardesty  nodded in a delighted affirmative, "we  can't do it, for it is all built up now.  Mrs. Marvin's cottage site is taken up  by the residence f>f the mayor, and Hen  Gettle's home is now his home no longer, but is a three story hotel. You see  the town has been progressing in 17  years.''  Hardesty looked at his friend in wonder ancl not altogether in pleasure.  "On the way," he said, "I should  like to pass the old one room school  where Lo Ellenwoocl used to teach, and  out of the window of which I leaped 17  years ago. It is down this way, isn't it?"  ' Tt has been moved back in the lot,  and a big grocery has been built on the  front���������the playground, you know, where  we used to play foot and a half and sailors' Bombay. The old school has been  converted into a stable for the horses of  the man who runs the grocery. We  abandoned ifc as a school ten years ago  and erected a pressed brick structure  down-in the nex't block. We have been  progressing materially."  ���������**'���������''Ytnrdon'fc.ancan to.telljuio the eld  school;is vised as a stable?'"' crie'cl. Htirr  desty. "And that'playground gone teo:  Why, the happiest' moments of my life  and yours were passed there listening tc  halfwitted Billy Menclen.all imit'ating  bird songs and skinning'the .cat"* on 'the  ' horizontal bar, which wo bough's by/.-'a J  'popular subscription of-old iron., and  rags."   * .-.,. "     '        ., .   .  "Yes,'it was'in the way of improvement./-' /      ���������' ,..��������� . "^-..'.-������������������ ���������  As they talked they. waJj^sjL. Hardesty  ' hardlf.}������new- hTmsolf for tlie,changes fn  the old rown-r^-the; dear picl'fbwn back  to?which he had looked so. fondly. Off  there in Chicago 'he. had been in r.thc.  'haBff of "passing -opinion on men and  saying: "Ah, ycu poor, hustling, .cle^  luded mortals, you are entirely different  from Squire Lo Stone and Ott Templar  and the other quiet,* tranquil souls in  that other town where my old home is.  I am glad I have that dear place. It  will be like an anchorage to me in this  stormy sea.'' And now, and now���������why,  just think of it! The old school a stable!  "Henry," he finally remarked, "ther^  is just one thing I seriously want to and  must see. There used to be a big cotton-  wood tree over on the river bank���������you  remember it���������where I carved my name  one day���������my name and that of  a girl  tc the anion jack in Venezuela or elsewhere" Seriously, I think that Un-  American example in this, as m some  other things ii> to be avoided as degenerate rathei than followed. Surely our  ancestors managed to conquer at Cressy  and Poictiers ana Agiucourt, at Blenheim and Trafalgar and Waterloo, without ail -this absurd civilian ritual on the  part of schoolgirls, this religious worship oj rather idolatry, oi the personified country under the syniool of a flag,  and these silly vows by young Hanni-  bals in petticoats. If the people of tho  United States is really beginning to  worship itself as an abstract unity,' it i?  a sure sign that it is beginning to abandon the only true'worship, aud to retro  grade to mere civic paganism."  HE   MADE A MISTAKE.  CAUGHT IM  THE ACT.  And  Didn't Mend Matters a Bit Whea Ho  Discovered It.  The fine looking young man who was  shown into the parlor was a new oue to  the old gentleman, who had lived in a  state of anxiety for years lest some one  ��������� would marry his charming daughter for  her money.   All young men were under  suspicion with him, and he was particularly formal with those of fine appearance. The caller intended to observe the  proprieties by introducing himself, but  the host said in his stiffest  business  Jones:'      '    ���������  "What can I do for you, sir?"  "I came to toll you, sir, that I have  asked your daughter''��������� ' -  ' 'Just, as ��������� I expected,'' was snorted  back. "It's pretty tough when a man of  affairs at my^time of life has to put'in  half his time telling young whipper-  snappers that they can't have that girl  of mine. There is the most mercenary  lot of men just; coming into active, life  thatl have ever seen. I'd better'give  my fortune,to some charitable institution. - You can't have her. "  "Perhaps if I should explain"��������� ���������  "There's nothing to explain. I've  heard it all more" times than I have  chairs on Tay head. Of course you love  her. You can't live without her. You  have no money, but you're educated,  possess a brave heart and will shield  her from all trouble.   You will''���������  "Just to shield you from a little present embarrassment -I will inform you  that I'm not in the le'ast in love with  your daughter. " ��������� '  ' 'What in thunder did you propose to  lier" for;' tlien?- -Have you the unmitigated  gall' to corne in liere and tell' me "that  you want my daughter whfcnf you're not-  iii'lo've with-lier and not; expect to get,  kicked, out?-..-;Why, ,you'*'��������� ' "* ' - ��������� - ������������������  "Break away, "-papaj" -/laughed the:  vision of loveliness 'who.hurried into* the:  room. *��������� 'This is the gentleman visiting at  ��������� MJrs./'Winton's, and he Is arranging her  private.theatricals -for her." He has asked  nie"tfo 'take a part/ and I referred him to  you..'- - ���������    .-   - ���������..,,... ���������....  . '-"The'-old'gent-lcman^ glared hopelessly-.  for.'a/'fuli-'minute and iii'liis confusion*  said brokenly*-���������.%,     ���������������������;...,.  "Take.-k.or,. my son, take heif:*'���������-JQe-  troit Free Press.'-'      i!*" l_r    "  Tbe Telltale Tracks en the Tapestry B*  trayed Him.  Four or five- Washington pastors were  having a pleasant little meeting the  other afternoon at the study of one oi  them, and they were having comparatively as much fun out of it' as that  many rounders would have"had at a saloon knee deep in 47 varieties_of tipple.  They were telling Sunday school stories,  as a rule, but they swung around after  awhile to temperance. ' '  "In my youth in Virginia," said the  host, "we had, what is rare nowadays���������  to wit, a lot of more or less seedy and  shabby genteel old fellows who went  about the country delivering lectures on  temperance and getting out of it only  about so much as would clothe and feed  them. Some of them were no doubt good  and conscientious men, but among them  were many who, notwithstanding their  professions, dearly loved to take a glass  of something warming to the inner man.  ��������� ' 'Most of these tipplers were very par-  ticular not to have the rumor get abroad  that they'ever tasted the vile stuff, and  when they took their drinks they observed great secrecy. I remember there  was one whom we thought to be a most  abstemious old -fellow, and no one  thought he ever tasted a drop, particularly a maiden aunt of mine who.lived  with my mother and was as rigid a  temperance woman as ever came out of  New England. My mother was much  more liberal andrwanted always to entertain these workers in the good cause,  but my aunt had become so suspicious  of all of them except this particular one  that he was the only one who could find  a night's lodging at our place.  "One'night this old chap came-to stay  all night, and ho had such a severe cold  that my mother prescribed a rubbing of  goose grease on his feet and toasting it  in by the fire before he went to bed.  Now, as it happened, in the room where  he slept there was a new carpet which  my aunt had presented to my mother as  a birthday gift, "and there was an old  fashioned sideboard in the same room,  with a two gallon jug of good whisky  on it, which somebody had forgotten to  put inside-and lock up. At S o'clock the  black boy carried in the goose grease to  our guest and left him. sitting before the  fire.  "Just what happened ��������� after. that nobody knows, but after the guest had departed next morning and the- servants  Pease that for "strykirig his mother and ���������  deryding her he shalbe whipt. " j  Lying, swearing, taking false toll, j  perjury, selling rum to the Indians���������all,'  were punished by whipping. Pionsre-jr(  gard for the Sabbath \yas fiercely upheld!  by the support of thewhipping'posfc. In'  1643-, Roger Scott, for "repeated sieep-j  ing on the Lord's day," and for strik-|  ing the person who waked him from hisj  godless slumber, was sentenced to be se  vereiy whipped. Women were not}  spared in pubiic chastisement. "Thev  gift of prophecy" was at once subdued  in Boston by lashes, as was.unwomanly  tarriage. ��������� '    ' , *i .  /  Could Be Reached Still.- -.   -  "Did you catch a glimpse of the footpad?" asked the policeman who wa9  stooping over the insensible victim aud  examining his injuries.  ' "Yes," answered the man whose  timely arrival had scared the murderous  villain away. "He was a tough looking  fellow, a little taller than I am and  wore chin whiskers."  ' The prostrate man shuddered, gasped  and moved his lips. Consciousness was  returning. . -I  "Strictly  speaking," the-policeman!  heard him   mutter  feebly, "there is no  such thing as chin whiskers.    Whiskers  grow  on   the cheeks.    He wore a chin  beard." ���������  Then the Boston man became unconscious again.���������Chicago Tribune.  fbrepli^'and- th^eideboard/antt, JnT^pme,  ,-.wa^a?*wrw*disebvered that' thej'ptcF'fel-"'  1<)W*S' agrafe Of*taking-cold* h^d'jgjcjisfed  din/ soclis and toasted the grease yito his  ifeet-through them, and while.the"toasting was "going on "he made regular and  frequent.trips jto the jug. Of .-course, if  the tracks on fug carpet'had not betrayed  Hints on Retouching-.  It often happens that there  -*-  *;���������*  '''vFOOD l-hj TH^ARCTlpi  Birds  ?'  Have No'������|adnity Fih__i_yr I* In tfct._ .  . .     .  ,.   . .5tr   snow,    -'^r     ���������-f-^OE:TECT������Q  The number of'birds' Wn*������go' to ^.ej '.*"       ^* **' ������fc  arctic regions to breed is "*ast^eyj>ndJ 'innocent ariBhhp;  ' conception.'' They go not by th<|u'3_tyj^f,  L't know whether'nry^flUflf vPaS $iore  iiirfdfovcp.'xW.gi; rujin/xl. caSpef *������Or i<  I'm married now, but, do you know,  I'd like to see that old tree and see ii  the initials are there yet. The girl was  Ida Jordan. I suppose, of course, she  has 12 children and"���������  "She's dead, Dave���������died two years  after you left. And the tree has been  cut down to give way to a lumber yard  and"���������  Hardesty interrupted him.  "Say," he cried, "you sell that stuff  of mine for what you can get. I don't  want to see it again. Your town is toe  prosperous for me. There's only one  thing more I want to. know. I want tc  lick the man who cut down that tree.  Who is he?   Where can lie be found?"  "It was on my land, and I cut it  down," said his friend, the agent.���������  Chicago Record.  tiur Dear English Cousins.  Somebody has   been   informing  the  London Times that "American children  are trained in their higher schools to  exercise the ritual, ot 'saluting the flag'  in military style, and that their martial ardor is by this and other means sc  blown into flame that when these young  persons leave their schools they form  themselves into societies and, take a  vow to avenge with their blood any insult tc theit country's flag." This  somewhat vivia description has excited  the horror of another reader of the  Thunderer, and he leaps to a conclusion  in the following amusing and highly  characteristic style: Apparently your  correspondent uses the expression 'young-  person in the technical sense of a female creature somewhere between a girl  and a woman Does he really desire that  young females of this kind should in  England form themselves into societies  tc avenge with  theii   blood  any insult  but by millions, -.to rear their ybtuaa^^'  the tundra.    The cause'which  attracts  them is because nowhere in the world  does nature provide  at  the  same time  and in the same place "such a lavish  prodigality of food.''   That the barren  swamp of the tundra should yield a food  supply so great  as  to * tempt  birds  to  make journeys of thousands of miles to  rear their young in a laud, gf plenty,  only to be found beyond the arctic circle,   seems incredible.    The vegetation  consists' of  cranberry,  cloudberry  and  crowberry bushes.    Forced  by  the perpetual sunshine  of  the  arctic summer  these bear enormous crops of fruit.   But  the crop is not ripe until the middle and  end of  the   arctic  summer, and if the  fruit eating birds had to wait until it  was ripe  they would starve, for they  arrive on the very day of the melting of  the snow.   But each year the snow descends on its immense crop of ripe fruit  .before the birds have time to gather it.  It is then preserved beneath the snow,  perfectly fresh and pure, and the melting of the  snow discloses  the bushes  with the unconsumed last year's crop  hanging on them or lying, ready to be  eaten, on the ground.   The frozen meal  stretches across the breadth of Asia.   It  never decays and is accessible the moment the snow melts.  Ages have taught  the birds that they have only  to fly to  the arctic circle to find such  a store of  "crystallized foods" as will'last-them  till the bushes are puce more forced into  bearing by the perpetual sunlight.   The  same heat which- frees the fruit brings  into being the most prolific  insect life  in the world.   The mosquito swarms on  the tundra, No European can live there  without a veil after the snow; melts.  The  gun barrels  are black with  them, and  the cloud often obscures the sight.  Thus  the insect eating birds have only to open  their mouths to fill them with mosquitoes, ancl the presence of swarms of tender warblers, of cliff chaffs, pipits and  wagtails in  this  arctic  region  is  accounted for.���������New York Evangelist.  *������,  'During  The Venus flytrap is indicative of danger. There is no question that this symbol was originated by the habits of tho  flower, it being o deadly trap for small inflects.  Caused: Wholes-  sale Arrest 6'f Voters.  the reconstruction times in  &labarna, just after" the late civil war,  all of the state and county offices were  administered by the Republicans. This  was from 1866 to 1874, when the Democrats again secured control of the government and have held it ever since.  The election of George S. Houston, a  Democrat, as governor in 1874 was one  of the hottest ever held in the state, and  many were the tricks practiced on both  sides in that election.' Possibly the most  novel was a device put into operation at  Mobile. Repeaters were common in  those clays, and this device was used by j  the Democrats to catch the negroes, who  had learned the repeating trick. All of  the negroes voted the Republican ticket  then.  On the election day mentioned the  polling places1 were opened, and the voting commenced. The Democratic election officers at the boxes had secured a  stock of small fishhooks with which to  cany out their new plan. ���������Whenever a.  negro voted, an officer stuck a hook in  the voter's vest front, where it could be  plainly seen. After having exercised his  constitutional right of voting, "Cuffy"  proceeded to another polling place and  sought to vote a second time. He was  thereupon arrested and put in jail upon  a charge of fraud. The scheme worked  like a charm. By noon 175 negroes had  been arrested and jailed. The wholesale arrests so frightened ��������� the negroes  who had not voted���������that.. they refrained  from going to the polls that day, and-  the Democrats won the election.-^���������-Chi-  cago Timos-rHcrald. . '������������������.-.  The Whipping: Post fn Boston.  ^_  Alice Morse Earle, In an article on  "Punishments of Bygone Days, " found  in The Chapbook, after giving John Taylor the Water Poet's rhymed descriptions of corporal punishment in London,  explains how rapidly flogging oame into  use in Boston :  The whipping post was speedily in  full force in Boston. At the session of  the court held Nov. 30, 1630, oueman  was sentenced to be whipped for stealing a loaf of bread, another for shooting  fowl on the Sabbath, another for swearing, another for leaving a boat "without a pylott. "   Then we read of John  are spots  on a negative���������caused by specks of dust  on the(plate, air bubbles in the developer  or an unlucky scratch in the handling-  which, if not covered in some way, make  a black spot on the silver paper and mar  the beauty of what would otherwise be]  a fine picture.   With a little practice onef  can Team to fill up these defects so that  they will be scarcely noticeable  in *the  print.  Take a drop or two of the retouching  varnish on the.end of the finger and rub,  it lightly and ' evenly over the 'place;  which are to be retouched.'. Put -to.dry  in a place free from dust.  It will be dry  enough in three .or fotu*  hours.   Place  the retouching frame on a'- table-by, a  window 'with a good strong light}i close  the blind or lower .the shade' over' tlie  upper j)art^af the window' and  place.a  sheet of'white pap'er undefcthe;:������rain% on  the table.   Place the negative ihvi?he  frame, and over-it.put.apiece-of--bp'aque.���������,"%���������  ^.Wperts^.tlis^'.hplie^an. inch  or- two  in  ,-_;lia.meter opening* <5ye������ili*e-'placer- -to be  retouene&v' rThisvaiso protects the "film  and' S-fflteT}ff.. all Jight except from 'the  points to bo treated." Now,''if the hole is] >  a large one, take the brush and rnoistenj  it |and" nib - a little.-. of the  lampblack]'  fratnr the cake of water color on it.  Them  with t,ho greatest' care touch -the spot -  directl^'in^e^ntrnvwith^a bit .of tbe .  paint.   Rinse theth^jii^l}, aud,, ~������iil'hihg..it;._  till a fine point  lis*' 'dntaiiiSd; wsrk tlW '"  paint carefullyToward the edges of the -  spoty"'taki������g-.eare r]iatit does not touch .  fth^film, b-uit c6mes"'cKte&':to it:v Let the;  > paint diyV}irfid 'Yf^the.'.-first, application'  ! h as ^iiot -alride- ]^hc^sp_Qt of a^ equal density^ .  with the .sniTOunding' iu'ni  S-SjSeat ithel  process.   If thc^^pewa^chii'is-^jii.suecess-i*'  ful,. th'e paiiit'can- bo removed by apply-] r  in^'a-little.-turEentirie) on a soft cloth>fi-1 <���������. ���������  Harpei'.'s. Rpund/Tal^cV'* '  ''"Sett A^'tfea'ch."  It is said that Stuart, the celebrated  portrait painter, had small patience with  the fault finding of those sitters who  preferred flattery in a portrait to an ex  act likeness. He was not slow to speak  his mind to such patrons as displayed  this' feeling.  At one time a man and wife came to  him to have their portraits painted  The lady was a woman of much character, great kindness of heart and withal  possessed of a fortune which perhaps  had helped her husband to discover and  appreciate her many virtues, but she  was extraordinarily plain in her personal appearance.  When her portrait was ��������� finished, t������e  husband was not pleased. He wanted  some of the peculiarities of her face  softened on the canvas, though, in the  original nothing could be done to improve them.  Stuart, with unusual forbearance, did  his best to accede to his patron's wishes  and yet preserve the likeness. When he  had done all that seemed to him could  possibly be done in honesty to his sitter,  he sent again for the. husband.  To his disgust, the man "expressed]  himself as still dissatisfied with the,re-i  suit. At that Stuart, throwing up hisJ  hands with a gesture of despair, began]  to pace his studio and at last broke out  into a soliloquy.  "What a miserable life the artist's  ������������������is!" he cried. "Worried to death by the  demands and complaints of his patrons!  Here is a man who brings me an excel  lent potato and finds fault because I  cannot turn it into a. peach 1"���������Youth's  Companion.'  ������������������������2  ���������;'?���������.;  ,. ti  Eve Tempted With a Banana.   ���������" , .-  Venerable antiquity hangs about the  banana, and by some-it is believed to be  the fruit which tempted Eve, While  others think that the great cluster-.of  grapes brought by Jewish spies from the)  valley of Eschol���������so heavy that two men  were required to carry each���������Were -in!  reality bananas, says an exchange. Chifc-  tagong, Philippine islands, Siam and  Ceylon were the original homes "of this  truit. THE    WE_F_KLY    NEWS    MAY, __4th,     1S97.  o  THS WEEKLY BUS  ssued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.  TEftMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   AJVANCE.  ���������n������  Year   .  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The   Globe  could net well ignore the charge of venality, and  used'coarse  epithets  for the  puroose ai    provoking a   parliamentary  ��������� inquiry  or a libel  suit, in either of which  it  would have   had  an   opportunity of  vindicating    itself.     Mr.     Mclnnes    is  shielded from prosecution by his parliamentary   privilege,    His   reply   to the  Globe may be   considered   plucky but  it only aggravates his offence, unless  he  produce  proof  to  support  his  charges  This he  has not  done.    Doubtless he is  sincere and    believes  all  he   says;  but  that is no justification.    He should have  evidence  which  he is  prepared to produce, and unless, he take action either in  parliament or through the courts  against  the charge ol being a 'Hiar and slanderer"  the Globe will doubtless brand him as a  coward.    Now  as    matter of fact   Mr.  Mclnnes 16 no coward, nor do we believe  he is willfully lytntf about the Globe.    He  is  rash,  impolitic and   hasty.     He  sees  danger in the over-shadowing  power of  the  Canadian    Pacific    railway  and he  strikes  out wildly against  any  influence  calculated to place British Columbia still  more at the mercy of that  powerful  corporation-.    The people  are  with him  ia  --"his..fight for an independent line of railway  from the  Coasc  east,  even   though  ihey may  condemn  his  methods/   The  logic  of reason and persuasion   will  accomplish, more than   denunciation.    It is-  said   the    Dominion    government    has  already arrived at an understanding with  the Canadian Pacific railway to build the  railway  through the Crow's Nest  Pass.  The public would like to know the conditions,     if   British    Columbia   is   not  protected, then the Liberal  Government  is at fault and-should  receive Mr. Mclnnes1   attention.    The    attitude   of    the  Globe is of little consequence except as it  promotes   governmental    action.  Why   strke    at    Laurier's  government  over   the   Globe's    head?     And   why  ru>t give a "heart blow'' direct?   We are  not speaking as a  Conservative, .but as  an   Independent,' having  but  little  use  for   any  party except it subserves   the  public   interest.    Mr.    Mclnnes    should  make  the  "amende    honorable"  to  Lhe  Globe if not  prepared to substantiate his  charge*   before   a   competent    tribunal,  and summons bis  energies to  organize  with British Columbia members, a united  front against the danger he fears.    They  should jointly demand a Dominion bonus  to supplement  the  railway  grant of this  Province  for a line east  from the Coast  an4 from  Cariboo  to the head of Butte  Jnlet.    As  Independent    Liberals   they  can accomplish much, as blind pastizans,  very little.  sec the railway grant carried by the vote  solely of government supporters. We  think the Opposition , make a mistake in  fighting a measure fraught with such  beneficial consequences to British Colum  bid. It can't be possible that members  will honestly divide on such a question  on party lines, Fortunately the government is stiong enough to carry through  the measure.  fi We do not consider the fight made by  Senator Mclnnes in the Senate and by  W. B. Mclnnes in the Commons for the  disallowance of ihe B. C. Southern  charier as having anything to do with  politics, although supported by the  Liberal members from this Province.  We regret their want of success, but  think them deserving of praise for their  effort.  The tariff , changes have been  announced by Financial Minister Fielding. The measure is still one in many  cases of protection. It is simply a  readjustment. In ��������� some respects we  consider it an improvement. The reduction in petrolium oil of i cent per gallon,  and lemoval of restrictions to its introduction amounting to 2 cents per gallon  more, will be very acceptable. Mining  machinery is free. Duty on agricultural  implements is not much changed. Duly  on coal awaits final action of American  congress. There is a sharp raise in  tobaccos.  People should remember that a news-,  paper is not an eleemosynary institution,  but simply a business enterprise.  The Turks by overpowering numbers  are driving back tlie Greeks while the  Christian Powers look on and rub their  hands with delight.  The- '-'American"Senate is hammering  down the'ratcs of the Dingley tariff, fcnd  when this work is finished we shall bf  better able to judge of its merits.  All hope of the coal ship Samaria  and her crew of z I is. alvindoncl.  Ian Macbiren ,is to be tried for hereby.  He says he has staled what he behevss  to,be,true, and will not recant.  PRIZIIPITIST. v.  TO THE PIXRILS, \whosiiecesjsJnJlv  passed tlie e^iinination at Cour'ce-  nay this ye-ir, for entrance to a high  school THE NEWS proposes a contest for a prize of TWO VOLUMES  (19 sirel portraits) entitled QUEENS  OF ENGLND AND THEIR LIVES,  for the best Historical and Descriptive article on COMOX DISTRICT,  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 FOUR VOLUMES, viz:  "Andubon the Naturalist." "Young  Folks' Scottish Tales,!' "Mar\������  Queen of Scotts," and "Queen  Victoria.3'  The articles must  be  legibly   written,  without   any   flourishes  of penmanship,  upon ONE side  unly  cf the paper, ancl  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 1.5th.    Inside  of  of the wrapper  the writer  will   place  an  enclosed or sealed   letter,   which  should  contain  a declaration   that  the    article  was composed without  aid  from   any  one, ancl  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    gtcat  difference  is found in that,   proper   con- I  sideration will be given errors in spelling,  grammar, etc.  The  following  ladies have  consented  to act as  a committee  to  pass upon the  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOVT AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������W. B. Andkrson, Office; Union,  reside/iiK), Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner, r���������James Abrams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKuight, VV. B. Walker, and H. P.  Collis.���������Comox, Gto. P. Drabble, aud  Thomas Cdirns.���������Courtenay, J. VV.  McKenzie.���������SANDWiCK,'Johu Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J. W. :������������������ Hutchinson,  jiiid P. S. Schaiischmidt, Uuion.  COURTENAY.  COUllTENAr is a pleasant village situated  ou both sides of. the .Courtenay River, and on  the road up the'Settlement, three miles from  Comox'Bay. The road to Union also.passes  through it. It has a central position. Here  are two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen und hunters.  jR-    ^i\^y^^yyi\ *y  Esquimalt  and' Nanairoo  Ry.  St earn er City "of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  COMOX.  COMOX is a village beautiful]vacated on the  bay of the satno naino, in Comox District. A  Practice Range. Moss House and Wharf, havo  lately been established on the SnndSpit. which  forms the harbor, by the 'naval authorities, and  here some ono of Her Majesty's Ships is to be  found two-thirds of-the time. Here is a po t  office, two hotffls. two scores, bakery, etc. The  aconery'iB-graiid, and good huntiny near. The  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls hero on  Wednesday*, and, 'departs from Friday  mornings.  UNION.  THIS TOWN, ihe eastern jv.rt of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hi.Is, of ihe LJuforcl Mountians,  about 500 (eel above the waters of the  Georgian Straus, and 60 miles north of  Nanaimo. It is connected with Bayne  Sound, by a line ot 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. This is- transferee! over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tugs wilh  scows awaitiny to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a ������ood  article of coke which bids fair 10 grow  into an immense 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, und contains  3,000 jjcpulation. It has one large  liep.irtiUtntal Store besides two yener;*!  stores, frfcir Urge hotels, two saw mills,  two mercUarit fciilorin;,' establi-.hu'g.i^.'s,  various Wh%ps.-sach as dry goods, nn"i*������������l  hardware, rneuii, haniess ;m:l saddlery,  iivery. jcvleiy, Stationery, bakeries,, and  barber-&hop.-, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, lour churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by.  steamer from Victoria and .Nanaimo.  i&fH   ������������������������=  "���������������"  WBERSGN'S  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will tail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may offer  Leave Victoria,_ Tuesday, 7 a. m.  "   Xanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  ",' -. Nan-.iimb for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.m  For freight or  state  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store-street.  J. P. DAVIS,  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds. JOpnamental ,;Trees ancl  Shrubs always.  Also   bulbs    in    variety,    including  Hyacinths,   Narcissus,   Fuchias,  Tulips ancl Lillies.  Union,  - B. C.  |w.S. DALBY, D.DS.&LD.S&  &    Dentistry in all its Branches   h?  ft   .��������� fh  (M      Plate work, tilling and extracting      (Q  '& Office opposite Waveriy Hotel,  Uuion &'  $     Hours,��������� 0 a.m. to 5 \>.m. and from  (ip.m. to S p.m.  ssss������?^  J\ .A.   3^cXjE!OI3  General-   Teaming.      Powder  Oil.   Etc.,   Hauled.    Wood  in Blocks Furnished, r  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  CUKPSF.LAKD    SHOE    SHOP.  "-Metal works  The following Lines are  Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, ancl 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   J^*S^���������������  I FISHING  I   have   moved into nu- new -������hop or.  Dunsmuir Avenue1,   wherel am   prepared  'to manufacture and repair   all   kinds   ol  men':-, v. omenY, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NFLSON  PARKS!  Y t>  TACKLE  The Liberal victory in   Nova Scotta is ...  , ���������,       , i ^lTtivf   merits   of the  various   articles:  jrost complete, but it must be considered    ^^mpm^m      Mrs.   F.   D.   Liale,  that Mr. Stairs, the  Conservative  leader | ^^   j. A. Logan,   Mrs. Lewis   Mounce,  adopted as a plank of his  platform  the j an<i;Mrs. m. Whitney,  abolition of the Upper House,    The peo-j     the NEWS will  publish the   articles  ��������� xvhich must not exceed 8oo WORDS-  for which prizes shall be awarded with  PORTRAITS OF Tlll.r PRIZE WINNERS.  NOTICE.���������All aubacripr-iona ia aid of the  Fire   Brigade aud its ap^La-'ic-e,   nhoulo   bo  j paid ta Mr, y.r-a������k V^bf,  pie Have pronounced against that mea-  ttUre. -flnw far that issue effected the  the general result it is impossible to tell.  The railway development of this Province ouKbt to %>e in, encouraged by  members  pf all  parties..    W������ regwl \(>   O   A   full   line   of  Rods,  Lines, Flies,   Minnows,  Spoons,   Baskets,   Fly-  H books,      Gut,      Casts, ^  i������ Hooks, etc., in "stock.  WI      Write    for   anything  Ma vou need and get it  by I|  jffi return boat.  #      J. SAMPSON,  M 3ox 387.    Nanaimo B.C. fe  m^m^y^mm&^my^  TAKITOM  .'-:" ��������� VLCGALPIM?  It publishes all that is.worthy ol  notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS:  It Supports      .  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of the district, ar.d  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  . lVJ:riUUi/������.t������:  RBELL  appealer in  Stoves  Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    CONE  ������@"Agent'', for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges-   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  Society     Cards  i;  u.  o   f.  Union Lodge,   No.   n;   meets   c cry  Friday night at 8 o'clock.  Vi>>i'.inj������ brclh  rcn cordial,y invited to attend.  , F. A. ANU'.v, K. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M, B. C. R.  ' Union, u. C.  Lodge meets first i riday in each  month. Visiting brethren' are cordially  invited to attenct.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Locgc No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R  Courtenay IV. C.  Lodge meets on cveiy Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting linahers    cordially  requested  to attend.  K. S. McCoonell,  Secretary.  Cumberland, Encampment.  No. 6,   l.O. O. F.,   Union. "  ���������Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ot  each month at  8  o'clock p. m.   ' Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Com he, Scnb������.  S. OF T. ,  Union.Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance meets in Free Mason's- Hall,  Union  every Monday tveiling ai 7:30..  Visiting friends cordially invited to  attend.  THOS.  DICKINSON, R. S.  WOIICE  Any peison or persons destroying ������V  ���������withholding' the keg3 and bii.rrcit ot the  Union Bre^eiy Company Ltd of Nanaimo, wil.l'j-e prwsecultd. A libeial itward  urll be;paid h;r inlormaiion leading to  conviction. l c  W.   E.  Norris,. Sec'y  ��������� itW+u* <tvf������������w ���������������.������*������ ���������Arw^ift ��������������� .-j -vo; wtf* ^>  ra.-ia~itci: te.**-~ii i -.*  LIVERY  -'-0.O-,  ���������csr'^sze.  \  1 e������ra prepsreel ro  furnish Stylish Rigs :  and do Teaming  At reasons b!e rat������������.  D. Kilpat.riek,  Union, B. C.  EAM1NG-  50 VKAR8*  ���������XPERIKNOB.  TRADE MARKS*  DE8IQNS,  OOPYRICHTS Ao.  Anyone sending a s&etch and doacrlptlon may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an lnyeutlon 1������  probably patentable. Communications Btrtctly  confidential. Oldest aoency for securing- pate nta  in America.   Wfl have a Washington office.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. reoelra  special notice lit the  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  minwii"^^  Whv   sco.-l   ?i^ay   for  yv.r  yiriv.'Aiv^  v.-h������n ���������.-:-.'. c".-') :,c-i. ������������������!��������� Mi-'* p-'jusiiy ** m-o1!  a*.  :!���������������- News?    Our yricwi ?-r<i veiwticalvlf,   -and  <vk ar" n������>-v prepared to t������ira out evt'tythiug  j* io theline of Jar, Prix-mmq.  STJNDAY SERVICES  St   Geokgk's   Phesbyterian   Church���������  R������v  J. A.  Logan, pastor.    Services at 11 a.  ������������������::.aii<;7  p   rn.      Sunday   School   at2:30.  V 1' S C K    ���������!���������-   close   of   evening   service.  LvffcTH.ot'THT Mhurch��������� Services at the  viKop.r houj-d i.'itunii'.g ;wd evuniug. Rev. W.  ���������li'T^-"'   ?;\:-.tr.r.  Thinitv Cu.-rch��������� Services ia iht ������ve-  ning.    Rev. J-. X, Willetnar, rector.  SI. vu������.     u^duiiucu uupim uuu J  Book on Patents sent free.   Address  MUNN   & CO.,  361 Broddwa*. Mow York*  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block io���������  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,,  Jambs Avrams,.  \  ������  ,.- itfr-itr*. -������������������ mmmm  y )  'Si  B  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    MAY,    .ith.     1S97.  THB OLD RAIL FENCE.  Bv J. N. Wilson.  O, give us back the old rail fence,  ',,      The rough worn,fence of, long ayo;  Where quails all day   Long their  "Bob  White" piped  And old time roosters stood to crow.  Where chipmunks sit with tail eiect,  With toothsome hazelnut in paw,  And glibly turned it o'er and o'er  To find the softest place to gnaw.  Yes,, give us back the old rail fence,  Writh stake and rider firmly braced;  On which wild grapevines unpruned ran,  With rich ancl glossy clusters graced,  And where upon the ljottom rail  Dewberry briars crept along;  In fancy now we pick the fruit,  And listen to the wild birds song.  Do you, at times still wander back  To those far years, ere hedge or wire  The old rail fence's place usurped,  Or stove hid'all the cheerful (ire?  ,   Stroll   through the woody, and see the,  smoke  From scattered cabins' chimneys rise  And as old mem'ries crowd the brain  Keel r. ther moist about the eyes?  Do you,iemember how, when tired  Of wrestling  with   the  bull   tongue  piow,  You climbed up on the old rail fence,  And wiped  the moisture  from   your  brow,  And. how   your neighbor,   who joined  ��������� farms  With you, his jaded team would leave,  Then climb up by your side,  and wipe'  His brow upon his homespun sleeve?  How swiftly sped the hours away!  Old Sol was sinking low,  and lower,  So on that old rail fence you sat  And talked your plans and prospects  o'er;  Talked of the time you settled there,  And all the hardships you endured;  Of how   the   ''young   'uns"   had  the  shakes  And  by  uyarD  leas"  had  all  been  cured?  jgpTheri is Nothing  ���������^LEATHER  If it li 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 agood   Raw-  '  hide for 75 cents, and a-Whale" Bone  at $1 and up to $2.    *  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRiSTt.RS,  SOLICITORS, NOTARIES, .&e.  Office' Room 2, McPhee & Moore B'ld'g and at  NANAIMO. B.  C.  r. o. drawer 18.  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public  Office:���������First    Street,.   Union, B. C.  YARWOOD   &    YOUNG  BARKlaTEKS and SOLICITOR  l have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Greaserat o BOxES  Puntledge Bottling Works.  DAVID JONES,  Proprietor,  *  MANUFACTURER OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sereaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of Different 'Brands   of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer. and Porter  Agent for the Union Brewery Company.  JK3BO- BEEB SOXjlD FOB O^L.S3������i <Z2>?xS^~ ���������  COURTENAY,  B. C. ;  For Twenty-Five Cents ���������  Trunks at Prires to Suit  the Times.  Cerner of Baation and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch'Obfice, Third Street andDuudmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will bo in Uuion the 3rd  Wednesday  o  each month and remain tea days.  H. A. Simpson  Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  2sr,a.>T-Si.iawEo,   b���������   c.  J. A. Carfhew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  ���������U-liTZO>T  B.  C.  jk^r/ANOwaaNACM  Repairing  j  PtiOMPTLV   AND  NEATLY DONE  When tired of sitiin^ on the fence  YoiKClambereddown,and calmly laid  Your elbows, on the topmost rail  Ana talked of what  you'd   lost  and  made,  Till rested and refreshed���������again  Your daily labor you" renewed.  ' i'w.is thus, the early pioneer;'     ' >.  In humble style, his task pursued.  ' N������), no, don't s.iy barbed wire to lis,  There's not a soci tl .tspect in it.  Unlike the'ftjncc ol other years  You c.m'i su on, or lean '"a^in" ii  If we were not averse to puns,  We'd sav it is a barb-rous tiling  Approach it, from which side you may,  You're ^rested with a scratch or stmy.  The "small boy" who at dead of ni-ht  Would raid the f-irmer's me'on patch  By sad experience, thinks that he  May   fitlv    name"   this    fence   "Old  ' Scratch."  He says, the man who-got 11 up,  Knows notlrng of the '-finer joys,,".  And that his funeral would be  Attended gladly by "'die boys."  But times have changed���������the rail fence  Is past���������and so, the open fire;  Ard though  reluctanly, wemust  Endure the stove, the hedge and wire  There still the privilege remains,  In-which we'll find some recompense;  In mem'y we will wander back  And rest upon the old rail fence.  Wesley Wiilard  Drs. Lawrence  &  Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  -p-ssrioiT :b.cT.  We have appointed Sir.  James  Ab-  rams our collector until  iurtner no-.  tice, to whom all  overdue   accounts  "my be paid.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������     Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the- finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  ��������� Why purchase inferior foreign   cigars  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR   akti -  ci.E td the same money  Cumberland Hotel.  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  i\nd the best kept house.  ttitbi-  Spacious Billiard Room  1 1  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors.  Visiting  cards   printed   at   the   NEWS  Office in neat script.  NOTICE.  The firm of Grant and Munighan doing  business at Courtenay, B. C. as hotel keepers, has been disolved, by mutual conaeut.  AH Recounts duo the tirm should be paid to  Mr. J. J.-Grant, -who will pay all account*  against the late firm.  Dated at Courtenay, Apr'.! ICt-h, 1807.  H.  ���������!,.   id 1:������������������!;.;a*'-*.  Q-EMD CONGSB.T.  The Methodist Church will give its:  last entertainment for this season on  Wednesday, May 5th, and special pains  are being taken to make this the best.  The program will be chiefly musical,  vocal, and instrumental.  A new high grade Karn piano, (which  will be open for inspection) supplied by  Messrs. Dyke & Evans, Vancouver, will  be used for the occassion.  Miss Morris, Messrs. G. Hicks, and  Evans, (Dyke & Evans) will take part.  Admission 25 cents.    Commencing  at  Notice to Taxpayers.  ���������������-       +���������  "���������f       -t-  Aeaessrnent Act and Provincial  Revenue Tax.J  NOTICEIS HEREI1Y GIVEN, in  accordance wn.li th>i Statutes, thai Pro  vinrial Revenue Tax and' Taxes levied  under the A^essmi'iit Act are now due  sor ihe year I0O7. All of -he above named  Taxes collectible within the C'-mox, Nd  ���������Jon. Newcastle, Denman and Hornby  [lands Divijnm of the District of Co-  :n!ix, are payable ,u my ofike.  Asse-s'-d   T tx's  are collectible   at the  '.   ���������jlow'".!i4   ! .ll!"-\    V'-Z".  if \>\l\: ox i;R nXKOl'.K Ju.VE 30th,  10O7- - I'rovi.ici.il Revenue, #3.00 per  i-apiia.  Three filths ol one per cent on Real  Property.  Two and one lialf per cent on Wild  Land  One-half of one percent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per rent, on Income.  If  paid   after    June 30th,   1897���������  Four-fifths of one per cent on Real  Property.  Three per cent   on   Wild Land.  Three-fourths of one percent on Personal Property.  Three-lourths of .one per cent on  Income. -  W. 13. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  A FINE STOCKOF-  Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  T. D. McLean,,//. &#  ���������I. J. Theobald,  House and  Sign  Painter  ������  f ������IR    SBXB  FOR SALE.---My house and two   lots in  che village of Courtenay.  K. Grant, Uuion.  V^OR SALE,  RANCH���������One mile and  a  *   half   from   Union,   contains   160    acres  ami will be disposed of at a low figure.    Enquire, of James Abiiams.  Fov SvLY-The   dwelling   house and  '������(;!  .:���������:   i' .:-'���������:������������������������ Y'r;  ���������; vf;*: ���������:���������.- ;���������<.!.'>!<!.;.!>IJ   !" Mr  :. S     i'.'.eTii.i.Yi!.     The   house   a? is sioiey,  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and  Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All orders Promptly Attended to  Union, B. C.  Barber Shop    : :  -  AND '  ������������������.������������������ :    Bathing  Establishment  O. H. Fechner,  ���������. s.  NOTICE  \\>:U Limit,  -.od well oi  waier anil .-.-ai  -den  Let is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  8 p. m.  SUBSCRIBE TO   The  News  PER ANNUM.  $2.00  W  7 ANTED���������A good canvasser,  at "News Ofkick.  Enquire  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 ^a yon can get in  any other printing office in the Province,  and just as cheap too ? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets als>i ? In fact we can  do anything in the line of job printiug.  Give us a trial.  lit-���������..)..   -Iii   .-.   ���������> i   ;  :.,    .1    <"'������������������"���������  :'.���������'������������������      ' ��������� ���������: "  and upwards, a;>ci bull- ovci Dim- iiiOi-:i,  rtld, under proper enclosure", as., all   arn  inals of these descriptions, found running  at large will be dealt with under the  pro  visions of the Act referred to.  ;  Comox, R.  C W.   B. ANDfCRSON,  June ';ih, ,1896. Gov''!1 Agent  VVb do all kirxds of  Job Printing, anything  froril a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or  Circular.  GHEAP! CHEAP!! OEIIEAIFn!  WOVEN WIRE FENCIN3  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.  0EST  STEEL  WIRE  2  THESE  FUNOINSS,  AS WELL AS  li  Mc Mullen's  choice  '^w*^^ffa",cft,Lm. Steel Wire Netting for  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   Lawn Fencing,    etc.,  Manufactured and Sold by  are   sold  before.  much  L  OVvER  th:  They are the be  Merchant for them.  ST  1 \SK  year,  vour  th  an,ever  ar  'dwa  re  GO TO  TH  NEWS  FOR  Job  iwooil Work  '%& $&  AT  Reasonable Prices.  We Print  Posters  Pamphle  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK.  Our   Work   Speaks  Dance Programmes  Visiting Card  Billheads  Envelopes  enues  Mourning   Card  tatements '  Noteheads  Oup  V  Worth  PlSCfS  CURE FOR ���������*���������  The Best Cough Syrup.  ���������Tastes Good. Use ia time.  ISold 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  Best Cough Medicine  I ever used.���������W. C. Miltenbergfer, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894.- 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump  tion, and never have any com  plaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  PISOS CURE FOR  Tbe Best Cough Syrup. TO  Tastes Good. Use In time."  Sold by Druggists.  CONSUMPTION  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fire  -    insurance Company of Lon  don   and   the   Phoenix o  Hartford.    '   Agent for the Provincial  Building: and Loan Association of Toponto   Union, B. C  "   -it   j|  ������������������' #1  11  * 1*1  .}  SSI o  ./  T.  Various Forms of Gambit Opening Illustrated.  POINTS   FOR   LOGICAL   PLAYERS.  Plain Deductions From Examples of Play.  t  When Partners' -Winning Cards Fall Together at tho Finish���������Tricks Lost by  Xiong- Suit or Nothing Methods.  I now propose to illustrate the various  forms of gambit opening and to explain in  brief some of the foremost principles of  gambit play beyond the opening by means  of examples and annotations. These hands  are selected, of course, lo show gains for  the gambit play as compared with the routine long, suit or nothing theory. For this  partiality I need not apologize. Such gains  do not always arise, to be sure, but they  do arise more frequently as the result of  gambit treatment than as the result of old  fashioned methods.  The first example starts with a hand of  the first class of gambit character. Hearts  are trumps, and the leader has: Hearts, K,  10, 7, 5, 4; clubs, J, 5, 4; diamonds, 7, 4,  3; spades, A, 8. According to Pole, you  ought to lead trumps from this hand because they are the only long suit. The logical whist player, however, adopting our  classification, sees that this is a hand "containing trump strength, but no long plain  suit, nor all round plain suit strength or  support," which calls for the gambit opening. Ho leads the best supporting card he  has, the C J, and the play goes along thus:  North.  Trick 1 C J  Trick2 D 3  Trick 3 D 4  Trick 4 H 4  Trick 5 S A  Trick G '..S 8  Trick7 D 7  Trick 8 HK  Trick 9 H_5  Trick 10 H10  Trick 11 C 5  Trick 12 C 4  Trick 13 HJ  Trick 1.���������Second hand does well to cover the jack led, although it saves nothing  here. A short suit jack being led, second  hand should go in with queen or king, if  he has cither or both of  them, unless he  Trick 10.���������Now South must lead away  from his clubs, and East's queen wins,  which it did not do before.  Trick 11.���������And West's ace wins too.  Tricks 12 and 13.���������North lays down the  two long trumps, and his partner discards  winning cards on them! You can nearly  always rest assured when, at the end of a  hand, two partners' winning cards fall together, that they have mado less by the  play than they ought to have made.  Score.���������North and South, 5; East and  West, 8.  By their long suit or nothing methods  North and South in the latter example lose  four tricks���������one in trumps, one in clubs  and two in diamonds.  '   E. C. HOWELL.  Boston Press Club, Boston.  THS  OPERA.  GALVANIZED .RACERS.  How the Electric Saddle Sends Speed Into  Jaded Hacks.  The recent confiscation of an electric  saddle by the secretary of'the Crescent City  Jockey club, at the New Orleans track,  stirred up a good- deal of excitement in  racing circles.    It had been three years or  The glitter of diamonds and big, bright eyea  Rival each other in :i box there.  And the smiling red mouth which always d������  nie's  The old, old story of heartache and care,  And tlie spirit which ever defies.  But the shine of tears in her brooding eyes  , Rivals the jewels which gleam in her hair,  While I feel tliat her coldness is only lies,  That such routine she can hardly hear,  For her pale face droops as the voices rise.  I wonder if memory sings a lay  Of last winter's sport and an ardent boy,  And the darling moods of that passionate day  When  she won  and maddened her favorite  toy,  Then left him alone and rode away.  ���������Irene Osgood in Vanity Pair.  of a national standard was a rattlesnakt  with 13 rattles, and a flag bearing this de  vice, with the motto, "Don't tread or  me," was actually employed by one of th������  states.  ENGINEER'S WATERLOO.  THE  HUTCHINSON   LETTERS.  East.  CQ  D 8  South.  C K  D 2  West.  CA  DA  DQ  DK  D ������  HJ  S 4  H 9  S   5  H S  SQ  S 9  S 2  SJO  S K  S  3  S  6  HA  H 8  HQ  S J  D 5  C 2  H 6  H  2  C 0  C 7  C 9  C  8  CIO  D 6  D10  S 7  C 3  D J  has ace and queen, when he should play  the ace. Notice, how beautifully Soxiifeis  clubs are developed by North's gampit  opening. .. ���������" 1\jk  Tricks 2 and 3.���������"West "(a long.juitjejrj  clears his diamonds in the conveifftij   '  manner, paying no attention to the,te;  in them. " ���������- '"'   V  Trick 4.���������"South will not "touch his major tenacc in clubs, waiting to have this  suit led to him. He will not give the adversary a trick in diamonds if he can help  it. He docs not like to touch the three  spades to the king, which contain .a possi  ble tenacc. The short trump lead jsjathcr  defensive than attacking. It is unjpfialy to  lose anything if partner, too, is short; but  it may gain a great deal if ppiriaaer has1  trump strength.  -Trick 5.���������East (long suiter) carefully  leads the fourth best, a conventionality that  is purely artificial, and in cases like the  present quite useless.  Trick G.���������North wants the trumps to  come up to him again, and therefore aims  to put.partner in the lead. South has.the  major tenace in spades and takes the  "sure" finesse.  Trick 7.���������South does not at once understand North's play and proceeds to make  good his. king of spades. North's discard  of the diamond shows his hand. to be all  clubs and trumps, and as he cannot have  more than two clubs left (having led the  jack "short" originally) ho must have at  least, four more trumps.    Therefore at  Trick 8.���������South goes on with the  trumps, and ��������� the round clears them for  North. The rest. is easy and clear, but  notice should be taken of the manner in  which at  Tricks 11 and 12.���������South brings in his  major tenance in clubs.  Score.���������North and South, 9; East and  West, 4.  Now see how the trump lead, a la Pole,  works from North's hand: ,  North.       East.     South.    West  Trick 1... H5 H6 H8        HQ  Trick 2.... H4 H J 12 H S  TrickS H7 WI. H9 CS  Trick 4..... D3 DJ D2 DC  Trick5 D4 D8 D5 DJ  Trick6 D7 C7 DK DA  Trick7 SA 8 2 S5 SQ  Trick8... S~8 S9 S10 S  C  TrickO C 4 S 4 SJK S ������  Trick 10 CJ C_Q. C3 C6  Trickll C5 0 9 CIO CA  Trick 12 HK) S7 C8 DJ  Trick 13.. HK SJ CK   .   . D It  Trick 1.���������The first bad effect of tlie  opening is that West wins with his queen  of trumps.  Trick 2.���������West here is a logical player.  He has tho clubs and spades protected and  a great tenace suit of diamonds and is perfectly willing to have the trumps out oi  the way. Therefore he returns them.  East takes the sure finesse and wins.  Trick 3.���������East plays for partner's hand,  knowing that partner has a winner in every suit.  Trick 4.���������West's discard of the club on  the previous trick leaves East to choose between the diamond and the spade, and,  etill playing for partner's hand, he gives  him the best supporting card lie has, the  D Q. South ought to cover, but his failure  to do so makes no difference.  Tricks 5 and 0.���������West takes the finesse  end comes back, getting in three diamond  tricks, whereas the East and West long  suiters on the original play won only one  trick in the suit.  Trick 7.���������West leads to partner's discard.  Tricks S and 0.���������The only oasis in the  long suiters' desert.  THE ELECTRIC SADDLE.  more since a like affair had occurred. At  that time a galvanic device was attached to  some of the saddles used on certain New  Jersey tracks, with a view to waking up  unwonted enthusiasm in the frames of  worn out hacks.  In the original contrivance the battery  connection was made rather awkwardly by  means of a hook which had to be pulled  out. In the improved mechanism discovered at New Orleans the same result is accomplished by means of a removable button which the jockey carries to the post in  his mouth, and which, when it is necessary to administer the shock, is inserted in  a pinhole in the pommel.  When tho pin is not in its place, a close  examination does not reveal the presence  of anything but the materials which entei  into tfio construction of an ordinary saddle,  as the pinhole is no larger  nor more conspicuous than a pore in the pigskin.  Even  when the connecting plug is in place, it is  hardly noticeable, as the head  with leather "and is countcrsun  surface of the pommel.  ^ The dry cells and the induction coil arc  ���������ebnecaie'd between  the leather and the rt)3  ���������-fiato'Seliiiniug, and  the  connecting wires  arc so Arranged that the���������currentcan eithci  'vbe ������bn do-yj^.the, sjflrrup.Straps to the "stir-'  rups and "from-'ithlf stirfgips to the spurs,. ,  or'"-can <������e brought in contact with  the  horse's -MAes^- tagh'tSiSe'jjttSel th  runnj^'tiiro^hltli^fciijjp^-^f  The ingenuity dl^aye!rin%neconstjri  tion and use of the fraudulent device'fla?  awakened grave suspicions in the minds of  turfmen and excited  the fear "that such  frauds are far..more widely practiced than  (could* have been"--'heretofore believed.-',- The  ! effect of. -thfe^'find will he. an  increase oi  ���������.watchfulness "(6n the p^CFP'f -rajlte.officials;  -and.a close,-sjajutiny of.', stfch' old, selling'  platers as arc suspiciously sfTe'cdy.'*'  "   r-,-  ijflpcoyered  dk fnto the  Franklin Would Never Kevcal How He  Obtained the Documents.  High officials in Massachusetts had in  private lotters to tho secretary of George  Grenvillo discussed in bitter terms tho liberal inovomont in tlio colony and had roc-  oinmonded coercivo moasuros on tho part  of tho homo government. Theso lotters,  in some unexplained way, fell into Franklin's hands, and ho felt in duty bound to  send them to Boston for inspection by the  popular leaders. As might havo been expected, they cau'eod n great furor both in  Massachusetts and in England, and iu tho  latter country a disputo between two gentlemen as to how they had been obtained  led toa nearly fatal duel. Franklin now  intervened, stated that ho had forwarded  tho letters, but refused to say how ho came  by them and faced tho storm of popular  disfavor as calmly as only a philosopher  could. Ho was examined beforo tho privy  council, insulted in a scurrilous and shameful manner by .tho solicitor geuoral, Wed-  derburn, and the councilors themselves,  dismissed from his postmastership and deprived of much of tho public respect that  had been'previously shown him, unt'not  of tho self respect that marked his behavior throughout tho ontire affair.  His conduct has sinco been defended  and reprobated and must always, in one  particular, be hard to characterize Our  final verdict must plainly dopond on a  knowledge of how ho got tho letters, but  this is just what he never would reveal.  We are therefore left to in for from Franklin's character whothor he would have  taken them in an improper way. Ho him*  self certainly believed that ho had 'done  nothing wrong, but it remains to bo determined whethor ho was an absolutely fair  judge of- what a gontlcman should 'have  done under the circumstances.  From a purely political point of view he  stands abundantly justified. Nino-tonths  of the-English and American statesmen ol  the timo would have takon tho letters gladly aud asked no inconvoniont questions as  to how they were obtained. But would  Burke or Washington have done so?' The  answer cannot be doubtful. Neither Burke  ������nof Washington wquld have touched the  papers without' being first cQjti'vincjed that  the!? person offerin'g.-theni catub by them  honestly and being prdvidod-with propel  safeguards for -.hrspwn.personal honor.���������  Professor W,. P. Trent in McCluro's.  After Years   of  Successful Work  He  Develops Color Blindness.  There was a peculiar case of color blindness brought to the attention of the superintendent of a local railway the other day  while a test of the visual organs of the employees was being conducted.  Among those examined was tlie engineer of an express train, who had the reputation of being one of the best men who  had ever stood in a locomotive cab.  To the utter surprise of the superintendent, however, when the man was undergoing tho examination, it was found that-  he was suffering from color blindness of a  character horotofore ��������� unknown to those  making tho tests.  When   the  engineer was  called, tho superintendent  felt  that  it  was  almost   a  waste of time to apply the tests in his (tho  engineer's) en so, and after he had told off  tM the colors accurately he was  confirmed  In this heliof.   Hut to mnko himself doubly  sure that no mistake  should bo  made  he  submitted the man toa socond test. Holding up<a pieco of bright red ribbon, he said  to the cngino man:  "What color do you see?",  "Green," was the prompt reply.  Tho superintendent could hardly believe  his ears, and the question was ropeated.  ��������� ".Green," again roplicd the enginoer.  Then tho green ribbon was held up.  "What color do you now see?"   inquired  the superintendent.  "Red," was the answer.  The fact that all the colors had been accurately called" at tho first trial puzzled  the superintendent greatly, and he said to  tho engineer that he wished to subject him  to a further examination later in the day.  At the third trial the superintendent  first held up a pieco of blue ribbon and  asked fcho engineer to name its color.  "Blue," he answered', without hesitation.  "And this?" elevating a red strip.  "Red.".  "Now this one?" holding up a green.  "Green."  This result doepened the complexity of  the examining board, and it was finally  decided, to send the man to an expert oculist for a still'further examination. It was  subsequently learned that the engineer had  shown the samo peculiar characteristics as  upon tho thre'e'-previous tests, which wore  sufficient to unfit him for service as an engineer. 'He was therefore taken from his  engine and given a lucrativo position in  the roundhouse���������"Boston Herald.  THE TATTLER.  1  OLD  .TIME  BOSTON.  Summer ILfc'Iu:tnc'.Hub Oyer Half a Cen-  <.,  IT  :tury.,Ago.7_.  AN  ALL AROUND ATHLETE.  David A. Sands 'Runs Foot Kaccs 'and T,il%s  Heavy Weights.  In the amateur class of strong men there  is probably none who can equal the performances of David A. Sands of Brooklyn.  He is an all around athlete, and can do a  100 yard dash in 10 seconds.  Among his other records, won in competition^ are: Standing broad jump, 10  feet 3 inches; pole vault, for distance, 26  feet 11 inches; standing high jump, 4 feet  8 inches; putting. 16 pound shot, 39 feet  10 inches; 12 pound shot, 45 feet 2 inches.  He has also won the Young Men's Christian   association   championshio   for  all  ^'^ Mfte.Ewjfc^ist Sacred Tree.  Fatlior Huc'V-'vPnon he could not understand what seemed to him to bomarvelou3,  invariably set it down to tho devil. Thore  was a sacred tree noar a lamasery which  put out leaves imprcssod with a sacred  ...BJfeiTacter.of -the Tibetan language. Bayard  Taylor^ howover," explained how it was  ;dpne. .'In the..- bulletin of tho American  Geographical, society .tho exact, character o.i  this tree is doscribed and how the letters  aro made.  ���������The story of the sacred tree that grows in  front of the temple" in the Tibetan lamasery  of Kumbum has been severely shaken by  recent investigations. Father Hue told, in  his charming book, of this tree/ whose  leaves were miraculously inscribed with  figures of Buddha, sacred formulaj or prayers. Later explorers, among whom were  Potanine, Grenard and Szochenyi, saw tht  tree and attempted to explain the mysterious 'markings on its leaves and bark. M.  Potanine thought some insect wrought the  tracings. Another explanation was thai,  the markings pertained naturally to the  tree, which was very remarkable, indeed,  inasmuch as whole sentences in the Tibetan language might be read on the leaves.  The one thing certain was that the priests  sold the leaves at a very high price to the  faithful. M. Edouar.d Blanc, the explorer,  who has returned to France, saw the sacred tree while in,Tibet, and assorts that  the holy inscriptions are an evident artifice  of human hands, and that the imposition  has been handed down from one generation  to another of tho lamas of Kumbum, whe  number about 2,000. Some of the leavos  wer$ submitted last summer to Mr. This-  tletlen-Dycr of Kew Gardens, London. Tit  says;that the tree is an ordinary syringn  vilfosa, common in China, aud that tht  markings are impressed on the leaves bj  molds, aided probably with heat.  '���������-.Thp's'umin'cr life*ar/iund Boston was in  1841 an ' affair'so unlike -'anything now to  be found in-the vicinity as to seem like  something obsorved in anothor country or  period. Socially speaking, it moro resembled tho plantation life of the south or the  ranch life of the west. Many of tho pros-  porous people lived in Boston all summer,  w.ith occasional trips to Naliant or Saratoga or Ballston or for the .more adventurous a journey by stage among tho White  mountains, encountering rough roads and  still rougher taverns. But there existed  all around Boston, and especially in Rox-  bury, Brookline and Milton, a series of  large ostates with ample houses, all Occupied by poople connected in blood or intimacy, who drove about and exchanged  calls on summer afternoons. Equipages  were simple; people usually drove themselves; there were no liveries, but tho hospitality was profuse.  My uncle Perkins was a poor man compared with bis rich brother. There was a  theory that his beautiful pears and nectarines/were to be a source !of profit, but I  ,fear that the balance sheet, if perchance  there ever was any, would have shown  otherwise. No matter, he had the frank  outdoor hospitality of a retired East India  merchant, which he was. Every afternoon,'  at a certain hour, sherry and madeira were  set out on the sideboard in the airy parlor,  with'pears, peaches, grapes, nectarines,  strawberries and the richest cream, and  we knew'that visitors would arrive. Cousins and friends came, time,^honored acquaintances of "the old gentleman," eminent public men, Mr. Prescott, the historian, or Daniel Webster himself, received  like a king. Never did I feel a greater  sense of an honor conferred than when  that regal, black browed man once selected me as the honored messenger to bring  more cream for his chocolate.���������Colonel  T. W. Higginson in Atlantic  The Rev. Caroline J. Bartlett, pastor of  the People's church of Kalamazoo, Mich.,  was married recently to a physician.  In West Virginia Mrs. Susan Smith,  daughter of a sheriff, has been regularly  sworn in as his deputy to assist in all his  official duties.  ���������  Conspicuous among the people who  were faithful to Kate Field throughout  her life and after her death is Mrs. Whiting of Boston.  Mrs. Theodore Tilton has recently recovered her sight after two years of blindness. She has changed little in 20 years.  Her hair shows a few strands of gray at  the temple���������that is all.  Sarah Thomas, a lively woman, 104  years old, in-Wales, possesses all her faculties, but is a dangerous somnambulist.  !the Princess of Wales annually sends hei  en her birthday as many shillings as she  has lived years.  Sarah Jane Shartzer, who went to Oregon by ox team in 1847, recently died at  McMinnville at the age of 85. She was  married twice, her first husband having  been E. M. Adams-of Frankfort, N. J.,  her native place.  Ellen Terry was recently refused admis-  sin to the casino at Monte Carlo on the  ground that-she was too poorly dressed. ���������'  Apparently tho doorkeepers there cannot  appreciate the English "aesthetic" style ol,  which Miss Terry has ever been a leading  exponent.  If you arc thinking of becoming a New  York society woman, just recollect it will  cost over ������25,000 per annum to dress "like  the other women." It can't be done on a  cent less than $25,749, as that is the; total ���������  sum Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont expends on  her wardrobe.  Mrs. Harriet Worrell, Brooklyn's strongest woman chess player, has commenced  a course of training for the chess tourna- '  ment which is being arranged in London  by the British Ladies' Chess club and expects , to be in good practice by the time  the tournament is held in March.  "I should be glad," wrote Mrs. Julfa  Ward Howe to some Chicago reformers ths  other day, "to join in any effort, made  with wisdom and charity, to better thii  state of things, but the burden of years begins to weigh upon mc, and my power*,  such as they remain, are heavily movt- .  gaged." *��������� ,- ��������� ,  Polly ' Brannum, the oldest woman' in  Tennessee,' 'died the other night at tlie age  of 109. Sho was a daughter of a Revolu-  ���������tionary patriot, and in her day^was acquainted with Sevier, Bloutt, Itoan, Carroll,- Sam Houston, Andrew. Johnson, An-.  drew Jackson, Polk and other men.of-';national rcpxitiitjon,.;,,,,..  Miss E^a Dorsey Anderson-o'i'TSIew Orleans has'a' iinique -' souvenir-in ,th.e: shape  ���������of arr albtuii'of, Jcayqs plucked'.froflf historical, trees. Among'tli'eiri ;are -Waves from .  tlie Daniel ^Vcbstciv-trec^.planted-near the ���������''  Soldiors' home in ."Washington, and: leaves  from the tomb' of" Georgia Washington and  his wife, Martha,'and-Mary, his mother.  MEXICAN  /; Y-        ** ���������  s*t.  METHODS.  DAVID A. SANDS.  around athletics for the past four years,  getting it in 1895, with  768 points in  his  favor out of a possible 900.  But his lifting feats are most surprising. With size and weight considerably  below the siverage ho handles heavy  weights with the facility of a giant.  Among other feats he easily puts up a  115 pound dumbbell with his right hand,  at the same time holding a 90 pound bell at  arm's length with his left.  One of his most difficult acts is putting  a 280 pound barbell from floor to shouldei  and from the shoulder to arm's length  above his head three times. Few professionals can excel this perfomance.  The woman tennis champion of New  Zealand has but one hand, and that is  the left one, but she can serve a ball  that is exceedingly difficult to return.  Ray declares that the seed of a single  rpleenwort will number at least 1,000,-  000.  liively New York.  He was a New Yorker and proud of his  city, and although his Chicago friend  pointed out sight aftor sight, boasted ol  the city's fine boulevards and drove tht  New "Yorker over them, ho failed to excite  in his guest more than a slight curiosity.  Then he brought up the subject of fcal;  buildings.  "Chicago beats the world," he said.  "Our tall buildings top anything evei  erected."  "Well, well," saidithe New Yorker,  "that's queer. ..Ever heard of that building in New York' that the'clouds bump  against? Never heard of it, eh?. I'll tel!  you something about it. When they put  the last story on it, a workman fell off the  top. Some time later I was passing along  the street below when a newsboy yelled  'Extry! Full account of the accident.' ]  bought a paper, and it described how tht  man toppled off and all that. But���������whal  do you think? While I was reading it something dropped with a crash. What was it-  Why, the workman, of course 1 He'd jusl  reached the ground I"���������Harper's Round  Table.  The Snake I'lag.  Among the suggestions offered for the  union of the United States flag when the  first congress was considering the subjeei  Hungry Tor It.  The station was full of people divided  into two even numerical masses going in  opposite directions. One mass was trying  to reach the outgoing train, the other was  trying to get away from the incoming one.  Presently a meek faced little man, with  sandy, mutton chop whiskers and a bundle, bumped into a stalwart individual  with a pugnacious jaw, and the stalwart  individual grasped tho meek little man by  the coat collar.  "Seo hore," he said, thrusting forward  the pugnacious jaw. "You lookin for  trouble?"  The meek looking man, with a flash of  joy in his eyes, dropped his bundle, and  he in turn grasped the collar of the pugnacious individual.  "Trouble!" he exclaimed. "Am I looking for trouble? Yes, I am looking for  trouble, and I'm finding it. I've lost my  ticket. I've lost my wife and the baby.  I've lost the dog, ancl I've lost my temper.  And if you've any more trouble for me,  I'm simply hungry for it." ���������Boston  Budget.   . .  To Fit tlie Crime.  "You don't look like a hard citizen,  but you plead guilty to the charge of being found in a gambling resort. I ought  to inflict a fine of at least $5"���������  "But, your honor, I was intoxicated,  or I wouldn't have"���������  "Drunk, too, were you? The fine will  be $10 and costs. Call the next case."  ���������Chicago Tribune.  Tho .hotel VchnmbeJiiiaids" are all men.  Fashionable call's'anTmade until 8 p. m.  ���������.' 'Mexicans are ncyer too lazy to be polite.  Nine o'clock at "night' :i's tVftj^britcr dinner hour. ��������� .  Everybody who has. a turnout drives  from 5 to 7 every evening."    ���������   ���������'  , Babies  are  carried by their muse's and  are seldom'seen in baby carriages.-    ���������  Gentlemen smoke at all times^���������in the  6trcot cars, at the table, anywhere.   '  Railroads, street cars and hackmen all  provide three grades of accommodations.  Men of all rank doff their hats to each  other and shake hands at meeting,and  parting.    .  Meals are served in courses, one meat or  vegetable at a time, with a complete  change of service for each.      ;    ,  Hotel offices arc closed'and the elevators  stop at 10 o'clock. If you want a room, after that hour; the porter will show you. to  one. '���������' - ' : ��������� :���������.'    ���������������������������  Mexican masons are about the slowest  workmen on earth, but after 200 years  their walls are as strong as when first  built. ���������  It is not unusual for a Mexican meal to  comprise five or six kinds of meat, but  seldom more than our kind of dessert; and.  that very simple.  A Mexican laborer will carry 100 pounds  of ice on his head rather than use tongs.  He carries a can of oysters on his head,  too, rather than be bothered with it in his .  hands. .  The luxury most desired by every Mexican is a sewing machine, and this modern  device will be found in many a little home  that has few other pieces of furniture. The  men use them as readily as the women.���������  "Modern Mexico."  PEN  AND BRUSH.  Verdi is at work on an oratorio to keep  himself busy. He denies that he has any  intention of writing an opera.  The Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts  has awarded the Walter Lippincott prize of  $300 to Albert Herter for his picture "Le  Soir."  Benjamin Constant is to paint .the ceiling and MM. L. O.'Mersoii and Flameng  the grand staircase of the new Paris Opera  Comique.  Christina Rossetti was the oddest compound of strength and timidity. She could  be adamant on a question of poetical style,  maintaining that she was right no matter  who said she was wrong. But she could  accept correction with perfect grace.  ���������Rev. S. Baring-Gould writes at a high  desk in a standing position with a quill  pen.. To this Spartan habit Mr. Baring-  Gould attributes the fact that his long  years of literary labor have not produced  in his strong, wiry form the slightest  stoop.  As to Sleeves. ~  She had bean looking at herself in the  glass. "I suppose I'll get used to it," she  said, "but after what we've been through  in the last few years these tight sleeves  actually make me feel immodest."���������London Figaro.  W  i  it  -���������'������������������>��������� ���������.  *'��������� i.- BW^WWE. IWi^-BUjlL UUUWgggg  P  I  f  I.  ,\>'  I,  J  If  ]'���������  THE AMEKIOAN NILE.  SUCH   IS   THE   GREAT   RIO   GRANDE,  WITH   ITS   VAGARIES.  It Is a Kiver of Freakisli Habits and  Must Be Seen More Than Once to Be Understood.���������Flows Mainly Underground,  but at Times Tliere Is a Torrent on Top.  "It's a river 1,500 miles long, measured in its windings,'' said .the man  from New Mexico, speaking of the Rio  Grande.. ' 'For a few miles, at its mouth,  light draft steamers run up' from the  gulf of Mexico. Above that it doesn't  float a craft except at ferries. In the ol <J  days, when New Mexico was a province  of Spain, the people along the river  didn't even have ferryboats, and the  only way they had of getting across was  by fording.' For this purpose a special  breed of , largo horses was rcar<5d to be  kept at the fords. When. the river was  too high for these horses- to wade across,  travelers camped on the bank and waited for the waters to subside. Now' there  are bridges over the river at tho larger  Rio Grande towns, and in other places  rope ferries and rowboats aro tho means  of .crossing.  '     "In times of  low  water  a  stranger  seeing  its   current  for  the first  time  Would be apt to think slightingly of the  Rio Bravo del Norte, as the New Mexicans lovo to call the great rivor.  Meandering in a small part of  a .very wide  channel he would see only a little muddy  stream, for ordinarily nine-tenths of the  Rio Grande is underground, tlie water  soaking along toward tlie gulf through  the sands beneath its channel.  Tho valley,  bounded everywhere   to  left  and  . right by mountains or foothills, is sandy,  and tlie water,  percolating  the sands  down to hard pan, spreads out on each  side so that it  may  always  be  found  anywhere in the valley by digging down  to ,tbe level of the river's surface.   For  the greater part of   the year the river  above ground flows swift   and muddy,  narrowing as it swirls round a sand bar  and widening over shallows. ' But the  thing  that  strikes  the  stranger most  quecrly is its  disappearance altogether  for reaches, many miles in  length, of  its channel, which, except, it. may be,  for a water hole here and' there," is- as  dry as Sahara.    Tho  river  is  keeping  right along about its business, however,  and where a rock reef or clay bed blocks  its subterranean current it  emerges to  the surface and takes a fresh start above  ground, running as a big stream which,  ,. farther down, may  lose itself  in:.the  sands again.    -...      ..* T   ��������� '  "It is when-tho^oods como' down  that the Rio Grande shows why it requires so big a channel for ��������� its all tho  year round use ��������� and ^demonstrates that  if the waterway -wero even wider it  would be an- advantage to residents  along its banks. It is f ed'by a watershed  of vast area aiid steep descent, which  in times of rain and melting snows precipitates tho waters rapidly into-'- the  channel. In June, when the snow melts  on the -p&aks about its headwaters-in  Colorado aiid.northern New Mexico, and  later in the summer, when heavy showers and cloudbursts are- the order of the  day, the Rio G-rap.de overflows its banks,  deluging wide tracts of valley aiid sometimes carving a new channel for itself,  changing its course for miles. Whore  the valley is unhsually wide and sandy,  as below Islcta and in tho Merilla valley, the old channels in which the river  used to flow are plainly indicated in the  landscape.  ' 'No one who has seen the great river  in flood is likely to forget' the positive  ferocity it seems to display as its waters  sweep all before them, and woe to the  man or beast who is overtaken by them!  Tho flood arrives without warning. The  sky may bo clear above when the traveler, leisurely jogging across the wide  channel, hears his -wagon wheels grate  upon tlie s'aiid with a peculiar sound. It  means that the waters are stirring the  sands beneath him, and then, if he  knows the- river, he lashes- his horse,  making at all speed for the nearest  bank, and lucky ho is if he reaches it  safe. The chances are tliat before he gets  there he hears tlie roaring of waters up  the channel and sees them coming down  toward hini with a front like a wall,  roiling forward  and  downward  as  if  Grande,   the  York Sun.  American   Nile."���������New  Sevastapol.  The fortifications of Sevastapol, which  caused-the allies so much trouble during  the six months' defense of the fortress  by the Russians, were at first very  weak, and military experts say the town  might have been taken by a vigorous  bombardment and assault during the  first few days of tlie siege. The ignorance of the allied- generals in regard to  the strength of the works caused a delay  which the Russians improved by making  the defenses almost impregnable.  A   POWER  IN   POLITICS.  HOOKERNOSE CALLS A HALT.  A Warning   to. His Wife   and   ������   Tale of  Woe.  "By ginny!" growled old Farmer Hook-  ernosc, laying down his newspaper.  "Things have come to a pretty pass  when"��������� '  "There, novj, Lyman!" interrupted the  wife of his bosom, with considerable asperity. "Didn'tyou promise that you wouldn't  harangue me auy more about the baleful  influence of the money power if I'd quit  worrying you by telling you about the  warnings I had received that some terrible  calamity was about to'come upon us:  Hardly a day has passed since then that I  haven't held a warning that something  awful was going to happen, but I have  kept ib to myself and never said a word  to"��������� '���������    ������   '  "What I was about to observe," resumed  Mr. Hookernose sternly, talking the good  lady down, "has nothing whatever to do  with the breaking of our compact; which I  assure you I wouldn't willfully do-for a  good deal,, I simply set in to ( say that,  what with the oily gentlemen coming  along and selling us everything on earth  but what we have some use for and talking us into signing an apparently harmless memorandum which la ter "turns out to  be a promissory note that bitcth like a  serpent and sfcingoth like an adder, or  words to that effect; mysterious men with  slouch hats who take our hard earned  money and givp us in return a gold brick  and the horse laugh; assassins who travel  in gangs and, while part of 'cm divert us  with funny stories or bargains for the  purchase of our land, the rest swarm over  our houses and barns and cover 'cm with  lightning rods till the structures look like  , porcupines, and then pound iis if wo hesitate about paying for.'cm,; the silver  tongued sons of Anak who sell u's patent  riding saws that either"won't saw at all or  else saw us in two tho first time wc try to'  work 'em after, the agent has skedaddled  with our money, and���������but what I was  about to say was that, with -all these-  sharpers, and so many others that I have  forogtteu the names of the most of 'em,  forever on an honest man's trail, it looks  ��������� as if there wasn't but, one..place in the  wide world where he is sale if he closes his  eyes for a minute.''   ���������  .    "Of course that is when ho is in his own  bed at home?"  "No. Then is-just the timo when the  burglar breaks in and carries-off-his trousers. It looks as if the only, time that a man  is absolutely warranted iii feeling safe if  hp closes his eyes is when he is in church.  And next Sunday, if I happen to nod a littlo during the sermon, just please remem  ber'what a strain I am laboring under all  the time'and let me sleep in peace."���������Tom  P. Morgan in Truth.  Mrs. Louise   Myrick   Wields   Great  Influence In Georgia.  One of the chief powers in Georgia  politics is a woman, and all the state is  talking about the victory which she won  in the state campaign by securing the  election of her candidate for the presidency of the senate. She is Mrs. Louise  Myrick, editor of ' the" Americus Times-  Recorder, a lively and successful daily.  Mrs. Myrick is not only the editor of  her paper, but she is business manager  and president of the stock company.  She writes most of the editorials herself  and dictates the policy of the paper to  the smallest detail. .-  She is the widowN of the lato Hon.  Bascom Myrick, who was an influential  factor in Georgia politics. But Bascom  Myrick in the height of his power was  never so successful as has been his wifo  in the recent political scrimmages in  which sho has-engaged. Her latest victory is one of the most sweeping ever  won in the state.  When the Hon. Robert L. Berner wa3  first mentioned for president of tho state  senate, Mrs. Myrick rolled up her sleeves  and went in to elect him with all her  might. Mr. Berner had been.a lifelong  friend of hers, and she meant to see him  elected. -  At first she worked through the columns of her paper, but as the campaign  ifl no squalid village, but a-clean, well  governed town of 12,000 inhabitants, in  which the Gallweys have been for three  generations the most influential and  richest English family. Over this somewhat exclusive circle the modest young  Chicago girl will hold the sway of a social dictator. During the hottest months  she will retire to her handsome villa at  Gintra, near a .fashionable watering  place. Instead of being obliged to figure  how she, shall get along on a limited  income, she has now to learn how to  spend money with the ease of a woman  whose  husband has a fortune  of  $15,-  000,000.  -----       ���������   |  THE  FLIERS.  AMERICA'S POMPEII/  INTERESTING DISCOVERIES MADE BY  AN  ALASKAN  TRAVELER.  Needed Practice.    .     '.; A  After the' indigent party had-j.lis'tcncd  patiently to the old gentleman's-homily  on the Value of money for some time he  seemed to grow weary.  "Say, boss," ho broke in, "how's a feller goin to learn anything about the value  o' money 'thout havin su'thin to practice  with?" :  The point seemed to be so well taken  that the old gentleman actually gave up a  nickel.���������Chicago Post.  j MRS. LOUISE MYRICK.'  waxed warm she used other methods.  Having a wide personal nacquaintance  with many politicians, she made tho  linost of it. She wrote letters to her  friends'. She called on the senators elect  and put forward Mr. Berner's claims.  All" summer she workedj making many  trips into, distant parts of the state to  see men whoso help she wanted. When  it came time for the legislature to assemble, she went to Atlanta and won  over many of her opponents, buttonholing them.,in the.-hotel lojjbjes and/get-c.  'ting thenr to' promise that they would  voto for Berner.-', So thoroughly did she  do her work that" Mr. Berner lost but  one .vote, and' this senator has since assured Mrs. Myrick that ho would never,  oppose her again in a political contest.'  A TYPEWRITER  ROMANCE.  Pilot Boy, 2:1014, will race in New England in 1897. >  Vilette, 2-.22M, is. dead. She belonged  to Buffalo parties.  Minneapolis and St. Paul havo three ice  tracks this winter.  Henry Traynor will not handle tho An-  glin stable this year.  George Pen-in is- jogging Newburgcr,  8:15%, at Lexington.  Fifteen trotters with records of 2:15 ancl  better are Canadian bred.  Twenty-three pacers with records of 3:15  and better arc Canadian bred.  Ap Alert, 2:1S14, has been purchased  by H. II. Powers of New York.  The report that Directum, 2:05%, is to  be sold still lacks confirmation.  It is rumored that $16,000 was recently  refused for Star Pointer, 2:02K.  Alick McKay will train this year foi  Woodlow farm, Spring Hill, Tcnn.  '  Slumber,"2:1 IK, whose colts are most  all youngsters, bids fair to make a great  sire.  Frank Agan, 2:03%, has a sister that is  a square trotter and shows but very little  speed.  The Sumner (Ia.) Fair and Driving  Park association will give a race meeting  July 2 and 3.  Fellowcraft, the famous sire and race  horse, died recently at Lexington, Ivy., at  the age of 26 years.  There are to be 66 days of  Montana circuit  this  year for   $200,000  in stakes and purses.  Emily, a sister to Fitzroyal, 2:1334, is  one of the best of the lot of green ones in  the Village farm stable.  Geneva, 2:11M, the fastest trotting stallion in Canada, is now the sole property  of C. A. Burns of Toronto.  Fortune Hunter, son of Jay Bird and  Senorita (dam of Republican, 2:19%, etc.),  is owned-now in Des Moines.  E. R. McTyrc, who campaigned Dolly  Spanker, 2:11%, will train for Dr. De  Weese of Chillicothe,' O., this season.  Yorktown Belle, 2:14%, owned by Scott  Lexington, Ivy.,  racing in the.  Burke,   Chester, Pa.,   has a fine  Belton, 2:17%, which arrived Jan.  colt  11.  by  SPOKEN  LANGUAGE,  over a fall, with a rising flood behind.  Many a man and whole wagon trains  have been overwhelmed in this way,  and, buried in sands or cast away on  desert banks, no human eye has ever  seen them again.  "The great river, has its pleasing and  romantic aspect, so fascinating that it is  a saying  among  people who live in its  valley that 'whosoever drinks of its waters and departs will come again to seek  them.'    Like, the Nile, the Rio Grande  enriches the  soil  of  its valley  to the  point of inexhaustible fertility.    Along  its banks in New Mexico are fields that  for two centuries  have  been cultivated  yearly, yielding  great  crops, and they  are as productive  today as when they  first were tilled. Irrigating canals, called  acequias  madras (mother  ditches),  convey water from  the river to be distributed through little, gates to the fields  of the valley, which it both waters and  enriches.   A trip along the river reveals  a succession  of  pictures of a primitive  civilization of theold Spanish-American  type.    Adobe villages, with small, flat  roofed    houses    built    about    antique  churches, and the spacious houses of the  vicos, or great men; orchards, vineyards,  wheatfields 4and grazing cattle are all  .features   ofP the   scenery   of   the  Rio  Applied Information.  Perry Patettic���������I must say I like your  .manners���������takin a .drink yourself beforo  you offer me any. ���������  Wayworn "Watson���������Done it for your own  good, buddy. Don't you know all the  temperance preachers tells us the first  drink is the one that leads to all tho trouble?���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  the  Possible Effect.  First Juror���������What do you think  of  testimony so far as wc have heard it?  Second Juror���������The testimony? Ihavon't  been listening to it. I've been watching  them two lawyers wrangle and wondering  which of the. two would lick if they got  into a scrap.���������Chicago Tribune.  ^������  A Compliment.  "Yes," said the evangelist to the young  sport who had just come tinder-conviction,  "you are plucked, as a brand from the  burning."  "Well, I suppose I was pretty hot stuff,"  responded the youth with a certain air of  gratification.���������Detroit News.  'Oly Hold 'Umbug.  A story is told of an eminent legal  practitioner who was afllicted with difficulty in pronouncing his aspirates  many years ago. He had a particular  dislike to a late lord chancellor who had  published a book of hymns. Upon seeing his rival enter the court on one occasion he was overheard to mutter,  "'Ere 'e comes, 'umming 'is 'ymn  tunes; "oly hold 'umbug, 'ow I do 'ate  'im!"���������-Westminster Gazette.  A Chicago Girl   Becomes   a  Social  Queen  In the Canary Islands.  In all her wildest dreams Miss Catherine Smith never fancied a brighter or  more promising future than that which  she now finds suddenly opened before  her. Up"to within a few weeks ago she  was a not overprosperous typewriter and  stenographer, living in a modest little house on Newberry street,"Chicago.  Several months ago she did some work  for an. Englishman, William Gallwey  by name, who chanced to come into her  office. Her pretty face and vivacious  manners attracted Mr. Gallwey, and  from chance acquaintances they became  fast friends. Friendship ripened into  love. They were married, and three or  four weeks ago they sailed for Lisbon.  The man whom Miss Smith, the obscure Chicago girl, married turns out  to be enormously rich and influential.  He is one of the most extensive wine  producers in the world and owns more  vineyards in tbe Canary islands than  all the other planters together. Two-  thirds of the largest island, Grand Canary, belongs to him. He is also the  owner of large tracts of land in Tene-  rife, the seat of government, and in  Gomera, from which the products of  olive oil and grain yield, him an immense revenue.  Mrs. Gallwey will no longer worry  about catching cable cars, and  she will  ������. Philologists agree that all' languages are  developed from ono root: ,   -  The Chinese, language has 40,000 simple  words and only 450 roots.  In 90 years the Spanish speaking people  of the world have increased from 26,190,0r"  to 42,800,000.  The German and Spanish languages are  remarkable for one fact���������every letter has  a uniform sound.  Every known language contains such  names as cuckoo, pewit, whippoorwill and  others, in which the sound emitted by the  animal is utilized as the name.  One of the most remarkable things about  language is the rapidity with which under certain circumstances it changes and  under others remains almost fixed.  The word "fLe," or its equivalent in  sound, exists . in all languages, and in every one is expressive of disgust. In the  Icelandic the word "pfui" means putridity.  M. Maingault, the famous anatomic,  discovered that by forcing air into the larynx of a dead animal sounds could be produced very similar to those of the voice  during life. <  Only about a dozen words of genuine  English  origin  end with  tho  letter "a,  For All Practical Purposes.  "My friend," said the traveler with  the skullcap, putting his head out of  the car window as the train stopped at  a desolate looking village, "what is the  name of this dried up, God forsaken  place?"  "That's near enough," responded the  dejected citizen who was leaning against  the little red shanty that served as the  railway station. "Let it go at that."���������  Chicago Tribune.  two dozen with the letter "o" and nearly  6,000 with "y." Ough has eight sounds,  as up, ou, o, off, tiff, oo and aut.  The great linguists have never been  great save in their specialty. No great linguist was also great as an author. The  ability to learn languages does not seem to  co-exist with talent in other lines.  The language of Greece today, allowing  for the changes which would naturally be  brought about during the centimes, is  substantially the same as the language  used by Demosthenes and Pericles.  Belies of an Unknown Eacc Revealed by  an Avalanche���������The Walls of What May  Be a Prehistoric City Laid Bare���������Some  Beautiful Specimens of Pottery.  One of the most interesting theories  in regard to the ancient colonization of  America is that relating to its Asiatic  origin. .These theories w"ere supported  by tribal traditions, chiefly among the  highly civilized races of Mexico as they  were discovered by the Spaniards, from  un analysis of which it would appear  that the first settlements of this conti-,  nent were Asiatic���������for the time of a  high degree of cultivation, in time overrun and subjugated by more warlike and  powerful invaders, who, like themselves,  came from the north. ������  Archaeological   discoveries   in   New  Mexico,  Arizona  and  California, have  tended to confirm these obscure legends,"  and now a correspondent of The Globe-  Democrat of  St. Louis presents the latest claims in the evidence of a Professoi  Alfred Eldrige of Montreal as to recent  discoveries  made   by  him0in  Alaska.  Professor  Eldrige's  statements  to  the  correspondent were, in brief, as follows:  "At the mouth of the Kuwalik,river,  on the shore of  Kotzebue sound,' I en-1  countered a small settlement of Indians,  who were much surprised at  my'desire1  to proceed up the stream.a \  "The chief did all. in his power to  persuade me to'abandon my project, explaining unbearable perils galore which  I would be certain to encounter. The  savages seemed to think the district'  cursed by the Great Spirit, and nothing.'  could tempt them to set foot on it. '  ' 'I did not feel uneasy, however, until I arrived at the mouth of the Kuwalik. As I entered the mouth of this  frozen river it seemed as though I could  read, -'Abandon hope, all ye who enter|  here,' written across its horizon, ��������� and  the vision of a possible Dantean 'Inferno' beyond amazed me.  "On the border of a little lake where  I stopped my attention was drawn to a  spot half way up a steep peak, which  had evidently suffered some recent disturbance. "On arriving at the situation  I saw that a great body of earth had.  broken away and rolled down the moun-j  tain. ',  "The  first  thing  to  attract me was j  the discovery cf a small piece of broken)  earthenware, light brown in color, with  an   artistically   worked   trimming   of  Greek' design worked in black pigment.  It was just such a piece as those I had  found  in  New Mexico  some  years be-j  fore,   and  any   one  can   imagine   my  amazement   at   its   discovery in   that  quarter. - *  ' 'I turned quickly to scan the sides of  the earth where the avalanche had torn  it apart, and iu the midst of tho crevice, ���������  not 300 yards away from where I stood,  I saw the  protrusion of  a wall of dull  gray masonry, crumbling  and  broken,'  but showing beyond   all doubt, even at  that distance, that the  builder was hu-'  man.  On making further investigations  I found  evidences  of  numerous  other  walls  at  a distance of  30 or more feet  apart, and some of  them  revealed corners of masonry. i  "It soon became evident to me that I  had discovered   an  American   Pompeii  through the work of the avalanche. The  remains of houses I saw were undoubtedly thoso of a prehistoric city, covered  with earth and debris, which   had hidden   it  through  some volcanic  action,  possibly  during, but  most  likely, long  after, its desertion, centuries on centu-  CROWN  JEWELS.  w^  MRS. CATHERINE GALL WET.  i������at no more luncheons at cheap restau-  tfants. She will reside with her husband at Las Palmas, where the rich  planter, as a Spanish subject, holds the  office of deputy governor.    Las  Palmas  The dowager empress of Germany is  considered one of tho best scholars among  the royal women Of Europe.  Queen Victoria's favorite flower is the  rose, but sho has a bed of pinks at Osborne, near which she likes to drink tea.  Thero is but one monarch of Europe who  can show the scar of a wound received in  war. It is'King Humbert, who received a  severe saber cut at the battle of Custozza.  King Oscar of Sweden has more medals  of honor than a champion bicycle rider,  but he only wears them on extraordinary  occasions of state and when having his  picture taken.  The number of reigning sovereigns who  are newspaper proprietors has been decreased by one. The Duke of Saxe-Coburg  and.Gotha has sold to a Conservative syndicate the Coburgcr Zcitung, which was  his property.  Russia's czarina, a granddaughter of  Queen "Victoria, is fighting the practice of  smoking prevalent among the women at  court. She is said also to have shut down  on her husband's allowance of cigai*cttes.  She is also said to be not so well liked as  she was.    ,   Similar, Yet Unlike.  Miss Wobbles���������I'd like to go cycling today, but my aunt has my bicycle.  Dedbroke���������So would I, but my uncle  has mine.���������New York Sunday Journal.  "All of the masonry -was of beautiful  symmetry, constructed of hewn sandstone blocks of an approximately even  size, laid in strong mortar beds and  with the joints broken. There were  many pieces of broken pottery and other  article/; of domestic use lying around the  ruins. i  "But I sought higher game, and after  preparing a wooden handle to a copper  spade which I picked up on the scene  I went to digging most industriously.  Almost immediately my antiquated  spade unearthed a few more fragments  of pottery, which seemed an ominous  sign. As I reached about six feet be-'  neath the surface pots, vases, cups,  plates, jugs, pipes and numerous articles  of doubtful use and too heavy to bring  away with me were uncovered with almost every thrust of the spade. The last  articles.my spade revealed were mixed  sizes of arrows, spears of odd design,  scrapers, hatchets and drills.  "I dug into a square room which had  no windows iu the walls. Here I found  some of the finest specimens of pottery  I have ever seen. They were beautifully decorated and finished in a way  that is a lost art to modern potters.  There were many exquisitely shaped jars,  about 3 feet tall and as perfectly preserved as the china just delivered from  the hands of our nineteenth century  potters���������if anything, more artistically  proportioned.  ' 'It does not require much thought or  study to see an undeniable connection  between the evidence of prehistoric inhabitation in Spanish-America and  those which I have unearthed in northern Alaska, a fact which opens an entirely new and extensive field for archaeological study.'' i*  From Bremen to Sandy Hook is 8,484  knots.  a  Kl  '*l  \ G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  LOCALS  Postmaster Roe has returned from a visit  to Victoria. ,,}  Mr. Reifel, manager of the Union Brewery  Ltd., was seen on our streets Thursday.  Mr. Yarwood of Yarwood & YouDg, barrister.1-, Nanaimo, came uy on tbe City of  Nanaimo Wednesday.  A neat picket fence has been put around  Juiiue Abranib' residence.  Seed Potatoes and Oats at the Union  Store.  Mr. K. Shaip has returned from a trip lo  the Capital--alone.  Mr. T<-(":ci L(e.������, cf Vancouver made Un-  N.si a visit lat-t week..  Ah-. S n.t-ii Loif-er n.achcd here   fiom Vies-  ' ti na Wtr.ii.-fciiaj.  ���������Wedding   presents.    See   the   stock  ��������� new) of silverware a: Leiser's.  Mr. .lohn Fold of Hornby Island was in  town Witliifctday atid Tliurtduy,  Mi. M. F. Kelly photographer, has left  to be abciLt hem 30 to 60 days.  Mr. F. B. Smith was a passenger on the  City of Kanaiuio Fiiday.  Received at Willarda, a fiue line of bug.  gy \vhips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.  Mr. James Reid is erecting a neat residence on douth Second stieet.  Mr Anderton has placed around the front  and tides of his place cu Mary tort avenue,  a very mat fence.  .Vlr. Dick Hudson took the last outgoing  bteanur, in tiarch ol mintial wealth ic is  hiiuucned.  Mr. Robert WalUn, fomier principal  C'i Umcn school " its,luv home at JS'Jaltoii,  Out. un a vacation.  The woods are beginning to bloom with  flowers.  Bargains in white and colorei Shins  at Leiser's  The btople took advantage of the beautiful weather .Sunday, lo vissit the woods  ana strums,  aiid   mountain slopes.  , . Tl.e Ladies' Aid of ihe Methodist  Church, will meet te.-inoir.vw evening at  2:30 o'clock.  Thurtday night, after pi aver meeting,  the Sunday School "Board ot the Methodist Chinch,  will have a meeting.  A lTiiBbionary from Denman-Island, is ix  pected to preach ��������� morning and evening at  the Fiesbyttiian Church'|hete, tixt Huu-  day.  ���������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  .   to the UNION STORE.  On account of the entertainment on  Wednesday night, prajer meeting at the  Methodist Chuich will be held Tliurbcay  night.  liir. J. "W. Landman, who, a little over a  jeai ;-gu ie.ft here ler Rofcsi&nd, then went  \ij Kc.m;(.oi.&, i-nd aittrwaids settled m  (.inliiwack, hat lately   tgaii. foldcel hit. tent  ai=U this tiUJfc glihb Fc&t.  ��������� IVir.G. Hicks, piano tuner, will be up  on Wednesday on a special trip, to return  on Fiiday. Oider.s for tuning may be  left wilh Rev. W. Hicks, or at the post  office.  A r.cmlic-r of the Ma&ons of Union vis ted  Hiram Ledee A. F. & A. M. at Courtenay,  latt Thursday evening.  Mr. Emest Van Houten of Pimbury & Co.  arnvtd by iatt steamer, ior a day or two's  visit. He thought Union looked much  more like.- a solid town than a year ago.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leber's.  Four saiiors of the bark Highland  Ligiit -tveie arrested for insorbination Saturday, aud are now in jail.  The pipes for the Water-Works are now  ou their way here. Soma pipes for con-  moUtu) at thy reservoir are already here.  ���������Tho fiiiocreaiita whi) threw timbers at the  dum,  down the stream are still at large.  Messrs  Peacy & Co.,  have purchased   the  drug score here of E. Punbury &  Co.     Mr.  A. li. Ptacy   has been manager of the busi-  ��������� >��������� ������������������   r ��������� -,o:ii..-miouUis, aiid  is   recognized   aa  a'jY.l;   'JM:.-r.-a(iUa   aud   leliable gen-  ���������. '.    .tyi'^s   in   Hard   and   Soft  ;-.-.Y>..:   i.MUi Courtenay, smash  . ....���������.-.���������   oi  iliu Dunne Block,  Saturn^,,   jlh������>i..     IvJr.   DiiK^t. got   after   him,  u^ei findifg tie Lad   no   money  took   from  him    au   oilier   e.n   Bob  Gilmore   for    the  amouEt   e-l   the    d&n'.ate.      He    v.-as    not  known aud   iie  thought   it   smart   to   sign  .   I.H-v.l:  Williamson to   the or-  ��������� ...��������� .     .���������'...'   '.;    j-:-.-. :.;.:v,     i'i'.i^r    Huichinsou  .���������iii.   i.u.:    :'.    visit   v.'.-   ','oii i tt Lay,   buneiav  b,< u:u.g,  Mid  I'vJi .   Fic-tol-er  aiii-o  Wiliiaui  .-  i, qu.uk'j,   c-i.L.:J<iiii< d   to   pay    the   order  itii     ....ed-iit    i'j;pei..seti.        Pel haps    he  ac;u:t   iii-'.^i..e ���������.<' i-> <io Kiiitirv no;v as when  hfc ���������j>-.\ i   iija������ (jiaer.  Ail persons navu.-.y photos' at Stevenson's,  will please call for same before the 20ih  June.  Bousing  _i.  Beeeptiim  Eoyal Time.  A new court, Independent Order of Foresters, was organized here on Wednesday  ever ing, April the 28 th. There was an attendance of about thirty, among whom  might; be counted some of our leading citizens, who fr<:m their confidence in the order,  became charter applicaits. The ceremony  began about S o'clock and was e:oncucted  by D.S.C.R. Falconer as instituting officer.  He appointed Bro. Harry Campbell of Court  Queen City, Toroi to, to,act as Supreme Seo  rotary, Bio Louis Davidson of a court in  Cltvtl&nd, Ohio, to act as Supreme Marshal.  The cuudidates were arranged in a semicircle, in f/ont of ihepedestali when the secret  wenk, grips, tokens and paps words were  given and illustrated. ' Then followed an  intermission, during which music, cigars  and friendly chat prevailed.  The nominating committee having completed their work in another room, business  was resumed, and iheir report received aud  approved. The following (.filters were then  installed:  C. D.S.C.R.���������Chas.     Lowej    Physician���������  Dr.   John   Westwood; Chief   Ranger���������Bro.  (Dr.) W. S. Dalby; P.C.R.���������Bio. W. Wiilard;  Vice-Chief Ranger��������� Bro. Dr.n McLeod;  Recording   Secretary���������Bio.   R.  D.  Konuj;  Finaucial Secretary���������Bro. Frank J.   Dalby;  Treasurer���������Bro. John D. !?eimett; Chaplain--  Bro. (Rev.) John A. Logan;,Supt    Juvenile  Court���������Bro.    Lauchlin    McDonald;   Senior  Woodward���������Bro.  Wm.    T)os.    Weuborn;  Junior Woodward���������Bro.   Abrain  Hamilton;  Senior  Beadle���������-Bro.   Henry   J.   Theobald;  ���������Junior Beadle���������Bro. Thos. White; Trustees���������Bro. Anflrew McKnight; Bro. A. J.  McKay; and Bro. J. W. Hutchison.  The officers were then inducted into their  several positions. Chief Ranger Dr. W. S.  Dalby presiding. They immediately passed  to "Good and Welfare." Dr. Westwood as  first speaker, complimented the Instituting  Officer, Bro. Falconer with the genial way  he had carried himself while in town and  the work he had accoreplised in a short  space of time in getting together so large a  number of the best citizens of Union  to form a Court of the Independent Order  of Foresters. He closed with a motion em������  l.odying high praise to that official which  was duly seconded by Bro. A. Hamilton,  and unanimously passed, the members rising  and clapping their hands "three times three."  The Court also voted that ah excerpt of th*  appicciative vote so'heartily given to the  Instituting Officer, be sent tc Supreme Sec-  retaiy, J. A. -McGillevary, Q.C. and to Dr.  Oronhyaiekki, Supreme Chief Ranger.  Chief Ranger Dalby, and Brqp. Kenny,  Lowe, McLeod, F. J. Dalby, Bennett,  Woodwaids, Weuboin, Hamilton, Theobald  and White, joined in the "How of soul"���������  ipeeche."-. Bros. Falconer, Campbell, ' Wiilard and Davidson were also called upon for  remarks.  Bro. D. S. C. R. Falconer epoke of the  high standing of the order, and stated that  last 3 ear it had more new members than all  the Cauadian old line life insurance companies put together. The membership he said,  was growing by thousands monthly. The  1.0.F. had paid out to widows and orphans  of deceased brothers U 259.475.98 The  hooks are audited by the fovt-mnierifc Insurance Inspector. Parliament at its session in  1896, had unanimously given ifc new and  enlarged powers.    I:s head office in Toronto  ���������Foresters' Temple���������was the highest baiL"-  ing in Canada, and fire proof, and although  not quite finished had space rented for  ������17 000 per year, with ������7.000 space left  which would he in demand. Oiher speeches  were made, after which the closing ceremony  i concluded one of the pleasantest evenings���������  to use the words of an old Forester���������"ever  spent in any society."  The   members   of the   new   Court   took  ������40.000 insurence.  Espimalt k faaimo By.  Time   Table   No.    28,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday  Mar.  29th 1897.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.  ������������������������������������ sat. &   I Daily. | Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. m, | v. m.  Wellington   |   S.OO   |    4.00  >r. Nanaimo  .' |   n.48 |    7.25  Ar. Wellington  | '12.15 |    7.45  G OI N.G   SOU TH^Read up"  !     A M    |    V M  i Daily. | Sat. &  Sund'y.  Ar. Victoria |    12.30 1    8.00  Lv. Nanuinio for Victoria. .-   I   8.40    j    4:33  Lv. Wellington for, Victoria 'I   a.15    |   4.15  For rates and informal ion apply   at Company's offices.  A. DUNSMU1K. JOSEPH H UNTKR.  Prosident. Gen'l Snpt,  H.K. PRIOR, '    >  0������ii. "Freight and Passenger Agl-  Do you know that wo can print   you   just  as neat a business card   os   you   caii,  get  in  <any other printing  office  in   the  Province,  and just  as cheap too?    Bear iu   mind, \'r������  print meal  tickets  also ?    In    fact   we  can  eio  anything   in   the  line   of  job  printing.  Give us a trial.  Mr J  HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  AND  FLORIST  POST OFFICE ADPRESS  604   \\ KSTMINSTER   ROAD, -  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Send for new 60 page Catalogue before,  placing your orders  foi Spring   Planting,  if you are   interested in saving money for  yourself and  getting  good   stock  of first  liands.  Most complete stock of Fruit and  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,  in the Province.  Thousands of small  Fruit   Plants and  Vines  of leading  varieties,  suitable  fortius Climate.  Fertilizers,   Agricultural   Implements,  Spray Tumps, Etc., best to be had.   <  No Agents. List tells yon all about if  Eastern Prices or Less.  ,   g reknhousk, n ukskk v and apiary  604 Westminster Road.  Tr ���������"*  See Jtelow  w 01 i^eatiiii  imes  B  n i iron     We have ^ie finest stoc^ in U n*on-     W^'lte ancl Colored at   25 cts.  UUjlD.    Colored at 35 cts.     New and stylish ones at 60 cts.  Cotto 17. Goods.  Our stock of prints, cambrics,   zephyrs,   cords,   muslins,  etc. can't be beat, and we have them for 8 cts. per yard.  ������������������������  Hnn\r>n\'\ ' 3      Plrwion      Ladies5, black cotton hose  at 2   for   25 cents.  UDltll  L|    DC    ml U VLD,    Ladies'   black    cashmere ���������' hose^  at   25 cents.  Our ladies' and child's hose in tans and fancy colors,  are   cheap.     Ladies' and child's  silk, Taffata, 'Leslie and cotton gloves, in black and colored.  \a/ hi ho \a/ P 3 P "/>e liave anyt^L^n������" )/ou want ^n t^'ls ^ne* White cotton che-  VVIIILl. Vyl.Q! . mises from 35 cents. White cotton drawers from 25 cents.  White cotton corset covers from 25 cents.     Skirts, nightdresses, etc. equally as cheap.  Men's UndEPWEar & Top Shirts.  PFe have them both from 25 cents each-  Our stock is now in  and it's a daisy.  nn      Wc have now a grand stock of men's   and   boys' suits   and  pants.  I i [ U .    Don't buy until you see them, they can't be beat for quality and price  We have just received another lot of dress goods and trimmings.     Call and see them.    Qur stock of boots  and shoes  is larger than ever.     \Ye have Slaters in both men's and women's.  We have the very latest in men's Fedora and straw hats, sweaters, collars and ties, and ladies' sailor hats.  81 >1  Ul  1  )\  r  \  !  .tl  ���������ii  i)  11  ' 11  We do   all   kinds   of       \j  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business" Card  c*  or Circular/  *i  ft  ,(  j*  ^  ii

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