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 YtrrrfY*pv9v>%/  ��������� W V"  v-:  NO   288  CUMBERLAND,  B   C. [Formerly   Union]    TUR   DAY MAY 23d.,  1898  $2.00 PER ANNUM.  Mark  For the choicest   meats we are head   quarters.  If you have not tried  our noted sausages,  bologna and   head cheese,  you should do  so at once.     Fresh vegetables, eggs and  .     butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES��������� ���������  WAR BULLETIN.  To-day The Weekly News includes  the Bulletin with the latest news and- is  delivered in place of the smaller sheet.  Tuesday no paper will be issued , as the  printers with all others .are entitled to a  holiday.  NEW GOODS,  NEW GOODS,  JUST arrived .from Great Britain,  A huge consignment of Dry Goods,  And  will be opened   out this week.  Towels,    Me.is and Boys Sweaters,   Dress Qoods,  Silks,    Ribbons,   ' Hosiery,   Gloves,     Ties,  Flannellettes, Underwear, Blouses,  Handkerchiefs,  Collars,  ������������������������---...   ^ '   ':'      Etc., Etc.,-.Etc. J\'-t   -''.'  '     SEE NEXT WEEKS' AD  , GKJS TEL-A-TJCIEC  a New and Full   Stock of School  Supplies, and Stationery.  Silted  TAKE   .  Sarsaparilla  for a  good  Spring Tonic.  It cures  that tired feeling.  Jgg^* Open Sundays  from 10.to 11 a. m.  After having  La Grippe  try a bottle of  Beef Iron Wine.  The best  Strengthening Tonic   O   'Open    Sundays  from 3ito 5 p. m.  NOTHING BUT THE   BEST   AND   PUREST  DRUGS FOR DISPENSING.  Syrup of Douglas Pine the latest cure for  Coughs and Colds. Scott's Emulsion, Linseed  and Turpentine. ���������   . _^  GIDEON HICKS.  ARTHUR WHEELER.  P.O. Box 233  Victoria, B. C.  Dealers in New and Second-hand Pianos and Organs.  BERLIN (Berlin, Out.,) MASON & RISH (Toronto, Oat.,) BUSH & GEOTS (Chicago, 111.)  All kinds of Sheet Music kept in stock.  Orders promptly attended to.  NINGand REPAIRING.  Cumberland representative Rev. Wm. Hicks.  P  Big Sea Fight Soon.  Yesterday's despatches show little  change in the situation. The governments of both countries are exercising  rigorous censorship over all sources of information. It is generally believed the  great sea fight cannot long be delayed.  TO MEET  The SPANISH  Key West, May 20 ��������� The  meeting of the two two great  hostile fleets is the pivot upon  which the situation  now turns  and a few days perhaps hours,'  will bring them together is the  universal view here at the base  of operations.    This   view is  confirmed by the news thatAd-  miral Cerevera's  squadron has  reached   Santiago   de    Cuba  The intelligence came  to-day.  If it does not effect  the  situation, it was  a singular  coincidence" that the activity among  the United Station  ships  was  possibly   heightened  and   the  work- of coaling^and provision-  ' nW those'in^.the"!]htirbor. will '.be,  rashed with unusual haste; ,  The ships were creeping toward the open sea as the day  waned and the ranks of naval  men ashore were constantly  thinning until at dusk-there  was scarcely one to be seen.  The newspaper despatch boats  were nearly all cautioned with  particular care not to lose sight  of the United States fleet.  The centre of interest again  shifts away from. Key West,  but whither is a question none  can answer.  GLADSTONE IS DEAD  Hawarden, May 19���������The Rt. Hon. W  E. Gladstone died at 5 o'clock this morn  mg.  Mr. Gladstone was born at Liverpool Dnc.  29 1809 and consequently waa SS  years four.  months aud twenty days old.  Encomiuns on Gladstone.  Eulogies  of Gladstone formed an epi  sode in the   House   of Commons.     Mr  Balfour's speech was remarkable and displayed   great  grief,  while    Sir William  Harcourt's encomiums of his dead leader  were   delivered  in   glowing  style.    His  voice broke twice with emotion.    In  the  House of Lords the Marquis of Salisbury  said Gladstone would be remembered for  his great  example,  hardly  parallelled in  history, as a great Christian statesman.  At Ottawa Sir Richard Cartw-iight said  Gladstone was the graatest parliamentary  oi'atcr of this century; and Sir Charles  Tupper declared nature endowed Gladstone with the highest intellectual attributes and his enery and industry rendered him the most conspicious person in  the world in connection with all great  movements which affected mankird.  Gladstone's burial will take   place after  Whiisurtday,   in     Westminister    Abbey,  probably.  Glad   Tidings.  Victoria, May 20th���������The contract for  Coast-Teslin road is being prepared arid  e   ������lose  at 8  o'clock*   Satur-  d week  following pay*  day excepted*  McPHEE & MOORE.  A Large Shipment of Tetley's Teas Just Arrived.  DANIEL  Tflbe Cantata, entttleo  "2>aniel" will be presented  at tbe Presbyterian Cburcb  b^ tbe Cburcb Cboir, on  Sune 7tb 1808.  XTbe Cboir will be assisted  . bs tbe best local talent.  Admission 50 cents. Doors  open at 7:30t Commences at  8 o'clock.  will be signed as soon as it is completed  and work is about to be begun simultaneously at three points on the Coast Koote-  . nav road.  \  House - Prorogued.  . Victoria, May 21���������The House was-pro--  rogued with the usual ceremonies to-day  at 3 p. m.  Royal Honors.  London, May 20���������Royal birth-day  honors have been bestowed upon following Canadians; Hon. Chas. , Pelletier  speaker of the Senate, Hon. Jas. David  Edger, speaker of the House, Mr. John  G. Bourinot, clerk of the House, who are  made Knight Commanders of order of  St George.  DEWEY HE-ENFORCED.  May 21.���������The New York Sun says:  The U. S. is hurrying forward a strong  land force to the Phillipines; and the  Monterey and Cruiser Chareston have  been ordered to join Admiral Dewey.  The new Spanish Cabinet say they will  fight for the retention of these islands to  the,bitter end.  ADMIRAL CEREVERA CONGRATULATED.  May 22.���������The Spanish government  has congratulated,Admiral Cerevera upon dodging the American fleet, and  reaching Santiago de Cuba. They think  it will show the Cubans they are not  abandoned.    '  War to "be Pushed.  Madrid, May 21-Segasta said in the Oor-  tez yesterday the new cabinet would carry  out the policy of the late one and that the  war would be pushed with vigor until an  hoaorable peace was secured.  Nominees.  In New Westminster Henderson was elect  - d as government candidate,   and Brown for  the opposition.  SUICIDE. Sandon, B.C., May 18���������  Ben Rankin committed suicide today by  shooting himself through the heart. Domestic trouble is supposed to be the  cause.  INVESTIGATION Victoria, May 18  ���������The hearing in the enquiry upon the  Times charges against the Lands and  Works Department, before Judge Wal-  kem, commissioner was to-day, when the  Chief Commissioner and all the clerks of  the gave department evidence denying  the charges.  EXCITING SCENE.  The H.M.S. Imperieuse arrived in EsqiuV  malt from southern waters Saturday , night..  It found the people on the coast in small un������  protected towns fearful of the presenoe of :%'  Spanish war vessel, and so when  the   flag*  ship appeared off San Pedro,   the   inhabitants mistaking it for  a   Spanish  warship,?  took to the hills.     When,   however,   they.  learned it was a British ship they returned, ,  and could the ship have remained sufficient-.  ly long, its officers and crew   would  hare    7"'���������;-���������  been treated to the best in the land.  HAVANA NEWS.  City of Mexico, May 17���������Leading Span   ' J  ish residents have reliable news from Hav.     7  vana brought by the' Lafayette to Vera "--*  Cruz.    Gov. Blanco has displayed great:���������/"'  energy in   preparing  for  the   expected  sefge.     The forts are   provisioned  for 3    ^r:  or 4 months.    It is hoped   that the mor*   .   -; 7  taiity'among the beseigers in the hot arid-���������\, :;���������_>  rainy weather will compel the Americans.-__. t> ������^  . to raise the -siege/ 'Havana'islnow^si^^^'-V'  ��������� rounded for 30 miles with entrenchment* .  The troops in the garrison number   7opa ���������  and the others in the interior fighting the  insurgents.    The condition' of the recun������  centradoes  has   steadily"''grown   worse.'  Gov. Blanco allows no unfavorable news  to be circulated.   Another account is that  that the food supply   is good   for only  a month less time and that Blanco is in  a trap unless the Spanish fleet breaks the.  blockade to allow supplies to   come   in.-  The Havana people continue lij?ht-heart*.  ed and the theaters put in pieces   ridiculing those of the American fleet.  THE OREGON SAFE  'Washington, May  18���������The battleship       ?  Oregon is safe and   probably   now witb^  Admiral Sampson's fleet.  NOTJTO FIGHT  Paris, 18 May���������A dispatch from Paris  denies there is any probability of war be*  tween France and   England   but at the,  same time takes Chamberlain  to task for  his attempt to array the   English speak-7 ?  ing people against the Latin race.  MAY GET OTJR COAL.  Seattle, May 15.���������Agent Caine Bays he  just closed a contract with Dunsmuir As  Sons of Victoria, for 10,000. tons of coal,  3500 of which will be delivered to-morrow,  I have sold none of,it .to TJ. S. government;  bought it for speculation. It will be in the  market for open Sale, and the government  or anyone else o'anrget.it.  NEW TJ. S. GUNS.  U. S. Government has ordered one hundred rapid firing guns for its navy, the one  inch and a half maxim gun, it weighs 300-  lbs., fires loaded projectiles at the rate of  300 to 400 a minu ; eaoh projectile weight  one pound and is i.vided with a percussion fuse so that. i explodes on striking.  This gun is speciall designed for firing on.  torpedo boats.  TJ. S. RIGHT TO   PHILIPPINES.  A dispatch to the A'orld from London  says Sir Charles D -e when asked wheth  er any question o* international law or  practice affected <: right of the United  States to retain ti Philippines declared!  they could hold una by the right of conquest and that no power would have the^  slightest title to interfere.  -���������������������������!  "11  ������������������:-3S  Ye  ��������� *"?  :���������!  ' 1  '  ' -Hi  1  'If'  l  I  i  ���������m  ������������������m  i j  / W.A,~"d "Sfr'1-/, z&������'*itiL#awjaa.~vi:  bers who do not receive tlieir jjaper  n^iinnly will please notify up at once.  .Apply at, rhe oJHee-for adverting rates.  IS  If)  I  Vr>  1  1  lift  1;*  1  V"  f  ���������'���������������   -7  |8>  |17-  Br  TILE NEWS.  CUMBERLAND. B. G  Paragraphic Information.  A QUARTETTE  OF BELGIANS.  LIVING MEN WHO HAVE MADE NAMEd  IN  THIS GENERATION.  is a  At the .Queen's dinner   table  there  -Jepa,r;ite servant for each person.  Among the 55,000,000 inhabitants of Ger-  majij then-e are only 78 who have passed  their hundredth birthday.  A curiosity lias been brought to light in  East Friendship, Me.���������a man who has  kept a diary since Ja������. 1, 1870, and never  missed a day.        The Princess of Wales, is building a  lajge riding schopl in Sandringham, aud  around its extreme circumference is to be  ��������� cycliug track.   An Ursuline nun at Bulogne, whose  hundredth birthday is to be celebrated,  entered her convent eighty yeaw ago and  has never set foot outs of it since.  Countess Samuel Gyulay, of Buda-  Pesth, who was a Baroness Alice Becsly,  Is to cooipete with tlie Princess de Cbimay  by' appearing at the Paris Olympia in  "poses plasiiques." '   ,  M. Cosimir-Perier, it is said, has had  3 enough of retirement. He is preparing to  contest again his old seat for tlie division  ������fNogtfnfc-sur-Seiiie, which became vacant  on his election to the Presidency of the  French republic.  Bismarck's name has been the subject  of an elaborate investigation by a Dr.  Lange, who concludes that it is a contraction of Bischofsinark, and rejects the' derivation from Bie.se, the little river that  ��������� flows, near the Bradenburg town, Bismarck.    For his new book entitled "Following  the equator" it is said that Mark Twain  will receive $40,000, the whole of which he  will turn over to his creditors, to whom  he owes about $20,000 more. He has been  Invited by an English publishing house to  write his autobiography, and is said to be  ���������onsidering the offer.  Emil Charles Wauters, the Foremost Por-  t.e^it Painter; Eugene "Vsaye, th  Artist Who Links Past and Present;  Maurice Maeterlink, Compared With  Shakespeare, and Maurice Bills, th*  Brussels Statesman.  Emil Charles "Wauters is a craze in  Paris. Pie is, perhaps, the foremost portrait painter hi Europe, and his orders are  so numerous that he cannot possibly fill  them. "Wauters was once a historical  painter and spent the best part of his  young days in trying to fix upon canvas  his conceptions of historic scenes, but his  genius, while great, did not seem to bring  the rewards it deserved. When, however,  he lowered his fancy and began to paint  the faces of living men and women, poo  pie flocked to his studio and presently he  movement spread from city to city, and  even the, King���������who has socialistic ideas  himself���������and the civic guard openly sympathized with the workingmen. The  socialists were certain of victory, when  young Buls called in the guards from the  country and instructed them to shoot  down every socialist, striker or civic  guard who refused to obey the law. M.  Buls has escaped death by. assassination  several times, but he yet lives, a real  partriot and one of the big msv in Belgium.- He has a contempt for the socialists  and their programme of equality, ,,and  he is strong enough to put a check upon  this stream of unhealthy social growth  in Belgium's capital.  rTTWTfoirbnnnmriro^^  i If you Know what yon Want  On Prince Bismarck's eightieth birthday  ��������� sum of 2,000,000 marks vyas collected  for  ��������� 'statue of the "Founder of the German  Unity," to be set up iu front of the new  Reichstag building. The jury on the  monument was informed that the Kaiser's  taste preferred Professor Begas's model  ���������nd made the award in consequence.  Franz von Lenbach the painter, and Paul  \^allott, architect of the Reichstag build-  'in& refused to vote with the jury.  Herr Liebknecht, the Social Democratic  leafier in Germany, has had the sentence  of four months' imprisonment for indirect  lese majesty, inflicted on him by a Bres-  tau court, confirmed by the Supreme  Court at Leipsig. Although he did not  intention the Kaiser, the court held that  ������ome of his words might seem to the  hearers aimed against him, and by the  doctrine of dolus eveutualis it might be  held that in his thoughts he was insult*  Injr the ruler of Germany.  Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.  WAUTKKS. YSAYE.  had more than he could do. M. Wauters  has painted a portrait of Miss Lorrill.ard  which is famous. Among the women he  has painted are the Princess de Chimav,  Miss Sharon, of San Francisco, and the  Comtcsse dc la Forest Divonne. His first  painting was hung in the Paris exposition of 187S and won one of the eight  medals of honor. It was "The Madness'  of Hugo van der Goes," a scene from the  early history of Flemish painting. His  "Mary of Burgundy" is owned in Phila  dclphia and was tho last work he did  before abandoning the historic field. "His  portraits possess the merit of being excellent likenesses izi perfect colors.  flop* He Put the Kiffht Tear.  Waitress���������Is your order taken t  Would-be-Diner���������Yes;   the   other  girl  took it some little time ago; but���������er���������I  forget whether I told her it was for  this  week or next.  Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.  One Solution.  Cora���������Why do you think women like to  wear their hats at the theater ?  Merritt���������So that when the villian goes  to stab the heroine, no one can see their  nair stand on end.  Eugeno Ysaye stands in manner and  accomplishment as a link between us and  tr'e last gi'cat masters of the French  school. As an artist Ysaye is a potentiality that can be discussed without calling  in the aid of makeshift comparisons. He  is in the true sense of tho word a famous  popular artist, and only players such as  he, Vicuxtcmps and Rubinstein, with  their great sympathetic, sensitive souls,  responsive to every kind of emotion and  prompt and generous in their giving out,  can he really popular players. It was  Vicuxtcmps that discovered Ysaye at a  concert in Antwerp, and after hearing  him play embraced him and called him  "my son and star of my school." Vicuxtcmps also persuaded the municipality of  Liege, Ysaye's native town, and the Government of Belgium to grant Ysaye a  stipend. Ysaye was born in the humblest  circumstances and his rise as a violinist  is the wonder of the musical, world.  Whence came his genius no one can say,  for the members of Ysaye's family for  generations have been stolidly unsympathetic for art and i)hlegmatic. As yet he  has not composed, but the potentiality is  there and there is no doubt that he will  give competent expression to his thought.  His Answer.  "Tell me, am I not fair?"  The speaker loans 'back in her Beat  and smiles coqucUishly.  In truth tho question seems superfluous.  As she sits there with the afternoon  sun transfusing her glorious tresses into  a stream of liquid gold, hor eyes as blue  ns the heavens, fathomless as tbe sea  aud dancing with excitement; her lips  of coral wreathed with a roguish smile,  she is indeed trausccndentally beautiful.  But tbe man seems blind to her loveliness. He regards her with a frowning  brow and eyes that smolder with anger.  ���������Timidly .she repeats her question.  "Am I not fair?"  Her companion's face grows black as  thunder.  "Fairl" he cries bitterly. ."Fair,  when 37ou open a ."jack pot with a ten"���������  Rage chokes his utterance and with  a passionate gesture ho dashes the cards  to the floor.���������Snn  Francisco Examiner.  ; Settling.  Father���������Como, young man, get your  coat off and como with me.  Tommy���������You're not going to lick me,  are you, dad?,  Father���������Certainly. Didn't I tell yon  this morning that I would "settle with you  for your bad behavior?���������  Tommy���������Yes, but 1 thought it was only  a joke, like when you told tho grocer you  were going to settle with him.���������Chicago  News. '____'   A Royal Reminiscence.  The following good story of Queen Victoria is timely:  A number of years ago Charles Knight,  a photographer at Newport, Isle of Wight,  secured a photograph which shows Her  Majesty not merely smiling but broadly  laughing. (  "How did it happen that such a likeness  was obtained? In this way. Th'e Queen j  was visiting Newport. The mayor of the  city was presenting in a verbose and fulsome speech a magnificent bouquet. He  had carefully committed the speech to  memory, but in his anxiety to make a  favorabl 'mpression, with his courtly  manners, his pomp and splendor of royal  velvet and fur trimmed robe, medals,  cocked hat and cable chains of gold, he  lost his place.'  f  After some stammering and stuttering  he suddenly shouted, " I've forgotten the  rest," and stood gazing at the queen like a  stupid, schoolboy on visitors' day. Then  Her Majesty laughed outright, and the  flustered and heartbroken mayor dropped  the bouquet and fled. While the queen  was laughing, Knight, the photographer,  took the picture.  o  ���������o  ><������  o  Jo  p.  it is your own fault  if you don't get it.  I don't take anything that comes  tratght for the 'Granby'  / along. I go  for i know it  anytli  right f  is die best.  In days gone by dealers were  ������ able to sell people just what they  fe pleased, but the public of to-day,  ������ are inclined to find out for them-  jo selves the best article in every line  c and they insist upon getting it. ,  Granby Rubbers  and OVERSHOES  are known tliKoughout the whole country to be the best  in fit, finish, quality and durability and that is why  people will have Grauby's and no other.    The extra |j  thickness at ball and heel makes them last twice as long. "  GRANBY RUBBERS WEAR LIKE IRON.  COJULKJUIJLSULSUULPJ^^  o  Beware  of. Ointments for Catarrh that Contain Mercury,  as mercury will surely destroy the senao of  amell and completely derange the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescriptions from reputable physicians,  as the damage they will do is ten fold to tho  good you can possibly derive from them. Hall a  Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Choney k  Co., Toledo, 0., contains no mercury, and is  taken internally, acting directly npon Ihe blood  and mucous surfaces ot' the system. In buying  Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get' the genuine. It is taken internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials  free.  larSold by Druggists, price 75c. per bottle.  Dyspopsia and Indigestion.���������C. W. ������now  & Co., Syracuse. N. Y., writes: "Please  send us ten gross of Pills. We ai������������ selliug  more of Parmelee's Pills than any other  Pill we keep. They have a great reputation for the cure of Dyspepsia and Liver  Complaint." Mr. Charles A. Smith, Lindsay, writes: "Parmelee's Pills are'an  excellent medicine. My sister has been  troubled with severe * headache, but these  Trills have cured her."  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.  Some Oriental Saws.  A man may be known in three ways :  by his purse, his voice and his anger.  Scandal injures three persons; he who  utters it, he who hears it, he of whom it is  said.  A penny in a jar makes a great noise.  The punishment of the liar is that no  one believes him, even when he speaks the  truth.  The world is like the buckets in a well,  the full one is soon empty, the empty one  soon full.  The emulation of the wise is the life of  soience.  If someone says, "I have studied and  learned nothing," believe him not. If  another says, "I have learned but never  studied," neither believe him. But if still  another says, "I, have studied and learned," he is to be believed.  A sage onco said, "I have learned much  from my teachers, more from my companions, and most from my pupils."  "Who is wiso? He who can learn from  everyone. Who is strong? He who can  control his passions. Who is rich? He  wbo is satisfied with his lot. Who is  honorable ?    He who honors others.  c Maurice Maeterlinck is compared with  Shakespeare, even by his enemies. This  brilliant Belgian is only, 30 years old, and  if he lives he will do much better work  when he grows older. English critics did  j not know the power of Maeterlinck until  "Princess Maleine" had been translated  into English and Beerbohm Tree had introduced "L'Intruse" to a London audience under tho title of ''The Intruder."  Then it was suddenly discovered that  Maeterlinck had English blood in him.  Whatever may be the merits of the controversy, one side of which claims the  Belgian genius to be English, there is no  doubt that he is easily the first among  living writers. Already there1 are Maeter-'  linck and anti-Maeterlinck factions, and  the young lawyer of Ghent finds himself  a'storm center .of literary opinion. His'  method may be described in the words  parallelism, symbolism and suggestion.  He has used realistic means to bring out  romantic situations Here was a poet and  a symbolist who took Paris by storm.  The French claimed him.at once, but he  laughed at them and insisted .(.liar, ho was  a Belgian. -Then all the vitriol of the  gazettes was poured upon him, but Paris  still admires him. Fow men have done  better Work.  THE DAVISON CASE.  Another Bruce County Victory  for Dodd's Kidney Pills.  One Mare  Victory  for  the Greatest Medicine   on   Earth���������The   Tide    of    Cures  ' Sweeps  Steadily on���������No  Case of  Bright** Disease, Diabetes or  .Any Other Kidney Disease  Can  Withstand Dodd's  KidneycPIllR.  Maurice Buls, the young Mayor of  Brussels, may be accounted one of the  greatest Belgians, for he has shown statesmanship'of the. highest order. He is a  lawyer who takes a keen interest   in poli-  Sfinard's Liniment for sale everywhere.  Yon need not cough all night and disturb your friends ; there is no occasion for  you running the risk of contracting inflammation of the lungs or consumption,  while you can get Bickle's Auti-Jon-  sumptive Syrup. This medicine cures  coughs, colds, inflammation of the lungs  and all throat and chest troubles. It promotes a free and easy expectoration, which  immediately relieves the throat and lungs  from viscid phlegm.  Cured   Insomaiiia.  Brown���������I'm afraid my wife's conscience  troubles her; she never sleeps."  Rev. Fourthly���������Ah 1 why doesnt aha  some to church  MAETERLINCK. BUXS.  tics and, of course, in municipal politics,  which is not, in Europe, what it is in  this country. To young Mr. Buls belongs  the credit of putting down with an iron  hand a socialistic revolution which but  for him would have placed Bulgium in  the hands of soma of the most rabid  socialists in Europe. In 1893 Brussels  was the   center of a   ereat   strike.    The  Lucknow.   Jan.   17.���������If   tbe Bruce  County residents, who have been cured  of Kidney Diseases by Dodd's Kidney  Pills, were to organize a club, it would  have the largest membership of any-  similar body on the continent. Day  by day, hour by hour, the number of  persons cured by this wonderful medicine increases.       '  Every form of Kidney Disease, no  matter how virulent or how stubborn,  yields speedily and infallibly to Dodd's  Kidney Pills.  A. IV Davison, of Lucknow, was  cured of Kidney Disease, recently, by  a few boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills.  His case was an extreme one and no  other remedy did the slightest good.  Dodd's Kidney Pills win a victory  over Kidney Disease every timb  they're used. They are the only  me licine on earth that has ever cured  Bright's Disease and Diabetes. These  diseases yield to them as surely and  inevitably as snow melts before the  springtime sun.  The work of curing Kidney Diseases  resembles that of a farmer who undertakes to clear his land of thistles. He  may try a dozen methods, but ail fail,  till he hits on the right one���������one that  has been designed specially for the one  purpose, and for no other. So with  Kidney Diseases. You may use hundreds of medicines, but none will cure  till you try Dodd's Kidney Pills. They  are made to cure Kidney troubles, and  no other. They always do cure them.  They always will.  Dodd's Kidney Pills also cure Lumbago, Lame Back, Rheumatism, Heart  Disease, Paralysis, Female Weakness,  Gravel, Stone in Bladder, all urinary  troubles, Sciatica, Neuralgia, Dropsy,  Gout, and all impurities of tbe blood.  They are sold by all druggists at fifty  cents a box. six boxes for $2.50, or will  be sent on receipt of price by the Dodd's  Medicine Co., Limited, Toronto, Ont.  Tlie Youngster Told liiin-  A school   inspector   was   examining   a  class in grammar, and trying to elucidate  the complex relations of adjectives aud  nouns by a telling example.  "Now, for instance," faaid he, "what am  If"  That was an easy question, and all tho  children shouted:  "A man I" aud theu  looked round triumphantly.^  "Yes,  but  what   else t"  said   the    in-  speccor.  This was not so easy, but, after a pause,  a boy ventured to suggest:  "A little man."  . "Yes, but there is something more than  that." '      .  This was a poser,' but at last an infant,  phenomenon almost leaped from his* seat  in his eagerness, and cr^ed :  "Please, sir, I know, sir���������an ugly little  man 1"  Sore Feet.���������Mrs. E. J. Ncill, New Armagh, P. Q., writes: "For nearly six  months I was troubled with burning  aches and pains iu my feet to such an extent that I could not sleep at night,' and  as my .feet were badly swollen I could  not wear my boots for weeks. At last 1  got a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil  aud resolved to try it aud to my astonishment I got almost iustaut relief, aud the  one bottle accomplished a perfect cure.  AfrJoans at a Camp Xrirc*  The African strikes a happy medium  with regard to benefits derived from m  fire. He lies so close as to get the utmost  heat and just escape the roasting point;  his thick hide will stand a lot of toasting  ���������a degree of heat which would blister the  skin of a white man. On the coldest  night, provided he lias plenty of dry wood  he can keep himself comfortable outdoor*  with the thermometer down to freezing  point. He builds a big fire, which he  keeps going all night, the attention, apparently costing no sacrifice of his rest;  during the night he shifts his position to  adapt himself to the fire* Sleeping in  flannels, with' an overcoat aud three  blankets, I have failed to keep warm;  have had a chilled spot in the small of my  back, as if a block of ice<were there. My  men by their fires have been more comfortable ; but it has been very miserable  for them marching in the early morning,  c\yith frost ou the grass, with bare feet  loiii-cloth. - .  Insisted on Accuracy.  "You are charged with beiag a pick-  pooket," said the magistrate to the prisoner. ���������.-.''������������������'.���������'���������,' '.:[������������������  "Then I can prove I'm not guilty, your  honor," replied the latter, "for,the7. officer  says he saw nie snatch - the purse out oi  the lady's hand.I,''  .7 ;"<7  Where can I get some of Hollo way's  Corn Cure ? I wna entirely cured of .my  corns by this remedy aud T wish solne  more of it for my friends. So writes Mb.  J. W. Brown, Chicago.  AGENTS WAITED TO SELL  Mr. T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio,  writes : "I have been afflicted for some  time with Kidney and Liver Complaint,  and find Parmelee's Pills the best medicine for these diseases. /These Pills do  not cause pain or, griping, .and should be  used when a cathartic is, required. They  are Gelatine Coated, and rolled in the  Flour of Licorice to preserve there purity,  and give them a pleasant agreeable  taste  Simple JTaith.  In the exercise of simple faith we shall  certainly find more comfort than in any  ingenious theory depeuding upon the construction of words about which distressing doubts will ever continue to assail us.  Better than all, we shall receive the end  of our faith. We trust God's word for our  own salvation. Why not trust him for  the salvation of our loved ones, even  though we do not see it here f  CEYLON  TEA,"  Put up in lead packages.  Also Japans and Hysont.  H. CANNING Sc CO., tVhnlotale Ae*at%  57 Fkont St. East, Touonto.  ASK YOUR DEALER FOR  BOECKHS  BRUSHES and BROOMS.  For sale by all leadinff houses.     ���������  CHAS. BOECKH & SONS,   Manufacturer*  TORONTO,   ONT.  BOYS AND GIRLS  Sips TEN TO TWENTY-  FIVE DOLLARS ^���������ouiciT  We have a brand ne^v S!5C. article   x-     ���������  DHAR SniS,���������Your MINARD'S LINIMENT is our remedy for sore throat,  colds, and all ordinary ailments.  It never fails to relieve and cure  promptly.  Charles WHOoraEN.  Port Mulgrave.  Inexcusable Delay.  She���������I told you that your old aunt had  a witl of her owa.  He (tired of waitincr)���������Don't I know shf  I wish he'd enable us to probate it  sha.  Parents buy Mother Graves' Worm Ex  terr inator because they know it is a safe  ������������r. 'cme for their childrea and aa effec  tu������* expeiler of worms.  So It Was.  Miss Tenspot (as she and Mr. Gazzem  ride by)���������"Jusb look at that porch. It is  full of wheels."  "Mr. GaMem���������"So it is. It is a regular  bieycle steop."  that smart ,boys and girls from fourteen up-  wards can sell rapidly. It ia instructive. Interesting, edifying and fascinating.' Send Sfto.  for complete outnt to NICHOLS & CO., 33 Richmond W., Toronto. v  The E. B. Eddy Co's ff  Calendar for 1898 u  ���������i  Will not bo issued till March $J  next at the earliest. We have  been too busy to find time to  get up a bright and attractive  calendar for our friends.  If you want a copy in March,  send a post card request now to  The E. B. EDDY Co.,  Limited,  HULL, CANADA.  T. N. U.  161  By attending the Northr-n Busineiw College, Own  Sound, Ont. H yon want I know what is taught In oat  Bttstneta Course besides tv riting, send for Annual An-  mmoccSMat. which is seat ireo.   C. A. Fleming, Piiat 7  v  ������M^������^Mfc^���������J������*MiM*M*������������������*'n    <~������   ���������' '  ADVICE TO MINISTERS.  Given by a Minister.  Preachers who  practise it will  preach better.  We eltsi ef people !��������� to liable te throat  trouble aa the great class who make up the  Gospel ministry. The strain put upon the  vocal organs by constant exercise; the  sudden change from a heated building to  ihe cool air when the vocal organs arc in  , ��������� state of complete relaxation; the fact  that a minister feels impelled to-use his  voice when actors aud lecturers would  take the needed rest; these are among the  reasons why "Clergymen's sore throat"  is known as a special disease. The Rev.  K. M. Brawley, D. D., District Secretary of  the American Baptist Publication Society,  writes from- Petersburg, Va., the account  of an experience of his own which is profitable reading to those nffiicted with Bronchial or other throat troubles. ,The sub-  stance of the letter is as follows:'  Petbrsboko, Va.  J. C. Aybk. Co.,  Dbab. Sirs: Three months apo I took  a violent cold which resulted in an attack  ,������f acute bronchitis. I put myself under  medical treatment, and at the end of two  Booths waa no better.     I found it very  difficult to preach, and concluded te try  Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, The first bottle  rave me great relief; the second, which X  am now taking, has relieved me almost  entirely of all unpleasant symptoms. To  ministers suffering from throat troubles,  I recommend Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.  as a safe and reliable remedy.  "Prevention ia better than cure." A  bottle of Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral kept ,  in the house, will effectually prevent the"  rooting of a cold and its consequent development into some dangerous malady. ���������  This remedy has no equal in Bronchial  troubles. The most stubborn cases have  yielded to its nse. It is equally effective  for Asthma, Croup, Whooping Cough, and  every disease that attacks the throat or  lungs. Anyone who is sick is invited to  write to the Doctor who is at the head of  the stafl of our newly organized Free  Medical Advice department. The best  medical advice, on all diseases, without  reference to their curability by Dr. Ayer'e  medicines. Address, J. C. Ayer Co,  I^owell, Mass.  ELECTRIC   FAEMlIStt.  CANNOT   PLANT   GROWTH   BE   PRO-  ���������   5 MOTED BY ELECTRICITY?  Kxpcriments in Finland-A C������rnell and a  1   Finnish Professor to Co-Operate- What  1       Was Actually  Done  With a Field  of  Barley���������Successful Trials in France.  , Professor Jj. H. Bailey of Cornoll University has been asked to go to Finland  to conduct a series of experiments in  electrical plant growing, in conjunction  with Professor Lemstrom of the University of Helsingfors.  ' If the plans of the two cxporimentors  are carried out in tho manner, which is  now contemplated the result will be an  electric farm of a decidedly picturesque  character. It is proposed, to erect a line  of posts around the farm or field in "Which  the experiments' are to ho carried out.  Prom post to post, through the air,above  the ground, wires will bo stretched, and  at convenient distances along those wiros  small knobs or points will project. A statio  current, such as produced ��������� by the Holtz  machine, will be sent over, the wires, and  will bo allowed to jump' across the open  space between the wires from one point  or knob to another.  ' A constant flow of electricity through  the air' will thus be accomplished, and  the surrounding atmosphere will be, in a  measure, saturated with the current. At  least, tnisis the idea of tho experimenters; certainly at night the scene should  he very picturesque. The tiny points of  flame jumping from wire to wire, from  knob to knob, in a background of darkness, ought to crcato a picturo such as  might be thought to exist only in the  fabled farms of fairyland. Professor Bailey, in SDeaking of tho scheme, says:  "Our contemplated experiments point  to the application of atmospheric electricity to tho growing of plants. Lemstrom  and myself have devised a scheme by  ���������which we arc to work ,in unison���������some  work to be carried on in Finland and  some to be carried on in America. ' He  has frequently   suggested   that   I should  FORCING VEGETATION BY ELECTRICITY.  go to Finland in order to look over his  experiments, so as to.be better able to  undertake them hero. Lemstrom was first  led to consider this whole subject by  observing the influence of the aurora on  the atmosphere and plant growing, and  thought that tho electrification of the  atmosphere had a ���������. great deal to do with  the growth in the Arctic region. Ho wont  to Spitsbergen for the purposo of investigating tho electrical phenomena and the  meteorology of plant growing.  "I have recently pointed out to the  members of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society the great effect which atmospheric electricity has on tho growth  of plants. Atmospheric electricity exerts  a very powerful influence .-upon vegetation. The experiments of Grandeau were  designed to determine this point. Plants  were grown in the free atmosphere, which  is always in a greater or less state of  electrification, and also in a wire cage,  from which the atmospheric electricity  was excluded. Maize in tho free air was  in every way better than the other, not  only in the bulk of all its parts, but in  the amount of ash and of both nitrogenous and non-nitrogenous matters.  " Grandeau found that plants deprived  of the influence of atmospheric electricity  gave in the same length of time given 50  to 70 per cont less bulk and 60 to 60 per  cent, less fruit and seeds than plants subjected to normal conditions���������that is, those  to which atmospheric electricity had free  access. Celi, shortly afterwards, reached  similar results. So did Leclerc. But by  far the best investigations upon the electrification of the atmosphere in reference  to plant growing were those made in Finland and in France by Lemstrom, physicist in the University of Helsingfors.  "Lemstrom was flrst led to his inquiries by observations upon   vegetation  aixl  meteorological phenomena in' the high  north, particularly in Finnish Lapland  and Spitsbergen, where' he came to the  conclusion that much of the rapidity of  vegetation in the short summers is duo  to climatic electricity. His flrst experiments were made in the laboratory, and  the result's were so promising that he  at once turned his attention to the field.  He.made an experiment on a small field  of barley in Finland. One portion of the  field was covered with small parallel  wires, a meter apart, .and secured to porcelain insulators, which were secured to  small posts on' the margin of the field.  At intervals , of a half-meter each wire  was furnished with a metal . point, from  which the current could discharge into  the atmosphere.- These wires were connected to the positive pole of a four-disk  Holtz machine, which supplied tho current. The current was supplied from the  middle of June to tho first of September,  from-6 to 10 o'clock in the morning and  from 5 to 9 in the evening. The barley  was well up when the experiment began.  The harvest showed that the electric plot  was over 35 per cent, ahead of the, remainder of tho field, and the yield and  tho quality of the grain were improved.'  "Having determined tho good effects  of atmospheric elcctrijity in high latitudes, Lemstrom now carried his experiments into France. Here he treated cereals, garden vegetables, and a variety of  fruits., The result was equally good in the  warm country. "But, although these experiments of Lemstroni have shown that  the application of electricity to the atmosphere generally influences plants profoundly, and is usually beneficial,, we are  yet uncertain as to how the effect has  been brought about. If we can reduce  the system to a practical basis our forthcoming experiments and those of the past  will not be or have been in vain."  Bismarck of Jewish Descent*  Few people are aware that Prince Bismarck is of Hebrew descent. He derives  his Jewish blood from his mother, whose  father���������Anastasius Menken, one of tho  favorite bureaucrats of Frederick the  Great���������was of Hebrew parentage.  CURIOSITY OF MONKEYS.  One   Who   Was  Inciiiihitive  In Kajrard  to  Home-Brewed Ale.  Curiosity seems to be tho great failure,  or virtue, of monkeys. A story is told  of an Englishman who had a South African monkey which had traveled with him  around the world. "When his bachelor days  wore over he took his young wife to a  lovely old manor house in the south of  England, and, Englishmanlike, kept several barrels of good "home-browed" ale  in the cellar. On returning from church  on Sunday morning he noticed that the  cellar door was open, and started on a  tour of investigation. As he, went down  the steps Jenny, the monkey, rushed up,  and he found that she had sot all tho  spigots running. The door had been inadvertently left open, and Jenny, doubtless, went prying into tho semi-lighted  place. Turning one spigot on produced  such" a rushing stream that she tried the  others also, much to the waste of the  liquor. It may be added that when the  Englishman's first born ��������� appeared and  monopolized attention Jenny got such a  fit of jealousy that she was at once sent  to the secluded but moro congenial society  to be found in tho monkey house of the  London Zoological Gardens.  JLifu as   It Is.  circumstances  Financial circumstances alter legal  cases.  How strange it is that only sensible  people agree with you!  "The eternal misfltness of things"  would often-be more appropriate.  The baseball and the football have resigned in favor of the flshball.  The man who apologizes never has to  explain how he happened to get a black  eye.  It is said that woman shares man's  grief, doubles his joys and trebles his expenses.  A girl has a right to look into the future, but she should never be forward-  looking.  The man with a dollar, a nickel and  hole in his pocket invariably loses the  dollar and retains the nickel and the hole.  Slang Baa Reached the Rad Man.  ���������'In those days, when you used to go on  the warpath, did you take many captives?"  asked the newspaper scribe who was interviewing Mac -Afraid-of-Everything-But-  His-Fi re water, the once mighty chinf of a  once powerful tribe.  '' Ugh 1'' granted the old warrior. " In -  Joit bad 'em to burn."���������Up to Date.  SK1TING WITH SAILS  HOW TO EMJOY A SPORT POPULAR  IN TORONTO.  Great Speed Attained���������The   Construction  of the Apparatus is Simple  and   Easy  ���������All Over the   Dominion   the   Riverr  and Lakes Offer Good Fields for Skate  Sails' Use.  Sail skitmg is good fun, and, perhaps,  much n ar r attainment by the average  boy and ...an than some think.  One of one favored resorts for the skater  is Toronto Bav, and there   you   sec these  SKATE SAIL.   '  (Length of pole, ten feet.)  ingenious aids to swift flight over gleaming ice known as skate-sails. Of course,  the skater everywhere takes adavntage.of  a good breeze, and, by holding out either  side of his overcoat, comes sailing down  on the wind. That ia one kind of skating-  sail, and perhaps the variety best known  in Canada. To use a^'skate-sail properly  there must be plenty of room in which  to tack about, and incidentally plenty of  wind with which to do it. ,  ��������� There are various kinds of skating-sails,  ranging from the makeshift   of   the open  &%&������*  ��������� SERMAJC TRICK TOR A SPEEDT MAID.  hold It in position with outstretched  arms, and in tacking either in the wind  or down on it the sail is held in much  the same manner. When you want to  stop, merely turn tlie sails quarter way  over, thns presenting them in a horizontal position and offering no resistance to  the wind. It is an intensely interesting  sport, and between the island and the oity  ���������ory often   during   winter scores may be  seen skimming along over the ice, all  using this kind of a sail. Races are often  enjoyed and are ameng the leading events  of winter sport, excepting, of course, the  championship ice-yacht races for the  world's pennant and trotting on the   ice.  Bricks Made   From Sand.  A new invention is an unburned sand  brick, made of sea sand or waste sand  from mines, clay works, etc., bound  together by a preparation of silica, alum,  muriatic .acid and Portland cement, and  producing, according to the claims of the  inventor, "a substantial* and serviceable  article, impervious to the atmosphere and  suitable for every building purpose."  UNDER THE SEA,.  '   SAIL IX USE.  (Pole passing behind skater's back.)  coat to the more scientific sails of which  illustrations are here given. The German ,  pattern, shown below, however, does not  seem as practical as does the Toronto  Bay idea, because, for one thing, there is^--  altogether too much to It and there are  too many braces���������as a sailor would say���������  to watch out for, and it seems almost  impossible to beat to windward with it,  while such is possible with the Queen  City contrivance, yet, even where possible, it is very hard and laborious work.  The idea of the umbrella-sail probably  emanated from the idea of the parachute,  or vice-versa, but the same fault may be  found in it that makes tho German idea  apparently not practical. However, with,  tho wind at his back, a skater using the  umbrella-sail is enabled to make wonderful speed.  The work of making one of these skate-  sails is very simple. A piece of good clear  (clear, that Is, free from knots) spruce  may bo trimmed to about an inch square,  with slight, tapering ends. The cross-  pieces of perhaps a little lighter diameter  are secured, not by riveting or scarfing,  but by a plain screw or wood bolt and a  lashing of stout twine. The sails may be  made of a lightweight cluck and fastened  to the cross-pieces by a loop of twine at  each corner of tho sail, being held in position by resting in a slit or notch in the  end of the cross-piece. The length most  favored in Toronto is a center-piece of  about ten feet, with the bails measuring  four or perhaps four and a half feet in  diameter.  The successful use of these Bails is a  great deal more of an art, and entails  more really scientific thought than one  would imagine, and while instructions  might be helpful, yet practical experience  Is the best teacher, the one fundamental  principle being to never hold the sail in  front of you. Always let the center-piece  ���������f the sail rest   against  your . back   and  Andrew Cameron's First Kxperience as a  Diver-Mis Record   Breaking Trip.  I had been a boy in the .British navy,  said Andrew Cameron, but at   the age of  18 (the prescribed age) I took the position  of torpedo diver.  My flrst real diving experience was off  Trincamulee, Isle of Ceylon. The mail  boat Hankow had capsized and all hands  on board we/e'drowned.  The daughter of the governor of that'  island had been to England and was going home on this ship. I was at Singapore at tho time and was sent for by  Admiral Ryder to recover the mails and  bring the bodies back. When I had gotten up about everything and all the luggage and bodies I could' find I was informed that the governor's daughter was  still missing.  At last I found her in a small stateroom where she had been sitting with her  satchel in her hand ready to go ashore. I  had no thought of finding any one in tho  room as the ports were shut, whereas all  the rest of th������ ports were ' open. Upon  entering the door, a strong circulating  current was caused and in an instant the-  life-like body rose at,me with a bound.,  Perfectly dazed, I finally came to surface.'  When they saw me the men cried: "Scotty  has seen a ghost." When I recovered a  little bit I said, "You had better go down  yourself and find the ghost." Then they  told me'that my hair was white, and T  went to a glass and saw that my hair,  which had been very black, had instantly changed and was half whito. I was the  only diver there, so that as soon as I was  able I-went down and brought up the  body. " '  ' My greatest feat, which made me tho  world's record diver, was at Loch Craig,  Inverness, Scotland. It was where the  embankment had given away, a coincident similar to the recent wreck ' on tho  New York Central railroad. The heavy  supply of rain caused the embankment  -favsnlwkle about six inches and tho rails  being off the level, Ihe embankment gave  way and the .engine left the rails and  tipped into jhe water. .  It was a "mineral ' train and only the  engine went over, the couplings yielded.  Divers failed to go down, as it was 200  feet deep. I was called from a place called  Dole Bay, where I was working for the  Northern Lake Co. I proceeded at once to  search for tho two bodies. Being a government certificate man, I had to go.  I found'I would need longer diving  tackle. I had but two sixty:foot lengths.  When I had gotten more tubing I went  down with three lengths and landed a  short distance from the engine at the  bottom. I fitted up two iron railway  chairs which I used in making the de-  scout. I sank them to the bottom on a  coil of twenty-seven rope, and I had to go  up and down it like a monkey.  On my first actual descent I landed on  the funnel of the engine. I climbed down  and found the engineer standing with his  hand clenched on the throttle valvo. Tho  fireman was standing with such a death  grip upon the handbrake that I found it  difficult to get him away.  I made them fast to the line I had with  me and ascended. I reckon I was down  thirty minutes. The weight of the diving  dress is no small item in the work, the  actual weight being ISO pounds to carry  about���������twenty-eight pounds on each foot,  16S pounds actual weight without helmet  and breastplate. When I came up I was  bleeding at the nose, ears and mouth, as  the pressure on my body was eighty-four  pounds to the squaro inch, in addition to  an outer pressure ou my body of the  water.  Evidently He  Wasn't Married.  An author who was his own publisher  advertised a book of his as follows:  "Send $1 tor my new book'with autograph."      ;.-���������'������������������  Shortly afterwards he received this order  from a rural reader:  "I inclose $1.. If the autograph is one  o' them talkin' machines, send it on by  freight. I don't want the book."  To Those Who l>o Not Help.  'In.many churches a few are left to do  most of tho work, while tho rest of the  members, who ought to have tho same  interest, either do nothing or are critics.  There is no better way to keep all hands  from mischief than to find some good for  them to do. Many a captious critic has  been cured of [his habit by being put to  work to do better than those whoso work  he criticisos. How much happier are the  people who can justly feel they are of  much use in the world than those who  realize that they are mere drones I There  is no comparison between them in real  satisfaction. Men sometimes complain of  hard work. But there is no man who has  eo much reason to complain as the man  who has nothing to do.  Sacred   Fires.  The sacred fires of India have not all  been extinguished. The most ancient  which still exists was consecrated twelve  centuries ago, in commemoration of the  voyage made by the Parsees when they  emigrated from Persia to India. The fire  is fed five times every 24 hours with  sandalwood and other fragrant materials,  combined with very dry fuel. This fire,  in the village of Oodwada, near Bulsar,  is visited by Parsees in large numbers  during the months allotted to the presiding genius of fire.  ADMIRAL SEYMOUR'  The New British Commander-in-Chief o������  the China Station.  Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Hobart Sey^  mour, K.C.B., who has, been-appointed  to be commander-in-chief on the China  station in place of Admiral Buller,' who ���������  vacates the command on his promotion  to the full rank of admiral, was born in  1840, and was educated at Radley. He  entered the navy in 1852, became commander in 1866, captain in 1873, rear-  admiral in 1889, and vice-admiral in  1895. Sir Edward Seymour has seen much  active service. He served as a midshipman in the Terrible in. the Black sea.  throughout the Crimean war, being  present at "he bombardment" of Odessa,  Sebastopol, and Kirburn, , for which he  waa awarded the Crimean medal and tbe  ��������� ADMIRAL SIR  E. H. SEYMOUR,   K. C. B.;  (New Commander-in-Chief on the China-  '   Station.) "  Sebastopol clasp and the Turkish   medal.  He also took part in the ,war with China'  (1857-58), was midshipman   on' the Calcutta's launch when   it   was sunk atthe-  destruction of the Chinese flotilla in Fat-  shan creek,   on   June'   1,    1857, and was-  present at the   capture of   Canton in th������-  eamo year and at the taking of the Peiho-  forts in 1858.    For, these services he was*  awarded the China medal   and the Fats-  han, Canton, ,and   Taku . clasp.    During'  the China war of 18(50 he served as   lieutenant in the   Chesapeake.    In   1862   he  commanded   a   small arm   party   of the-  Imperieuso at the relief of   Sihg-pooand  the capture of Kahding.   As commanded  of the   Growler   iti   1870   he   rescued an  English vessel from pirates in the., Congd-  river,' on which occasion he was   severely  wounded,   and   afterwards' recoivedc the  special approval of the admiralty. M . <.  ��������� As captain ot the Iris he served   in the-  Egyptian'   war   of   1S82,    receiving "the-  ��������� Egyptian medal,   the   Khedive's   bronze -  stair, and the third class of the Osmanieh.  Sir E. H. Seymour, wears also ��������� the Royal'  Humane Society's , medal   for haying in  1860, ' when   a   mate,   at   Rhio   straits,  China, jumped overboard to .save a mar--  lne who had   fallen into the   sea.'.' From- '  January,   1887,   to   July,   1889,'  he wae-  A.D.C. to tho Queen, was made   C.B. i������'  1887, his name figuring among the jubilee-  honors, and was promoted to be EI.C.B. in  the diamond jubilee year.   From September, 1892, to April, 1894,   he was   second-  in command of the Channel squadron. On  the latter dato ho was appointed Admiral  Superintendent of the   Naval Reserves, a-  post which lie \\<\* held until now.  A Car o" Instruction.  Acting in accordance with the new law  which makes it obligatory for all railroads to use air brakes ou all their trains,  the Grand Trunk has fitted out a car of  instruction, in which its engineers and  brakesmen are trained. Other .roads in  the United States are expected to follow  the Canadian road's example, and' good  results are sure to follow.  The car of instruction has room for  classes of fifteen at a time and it makes,  two trips a day over the road.   The car is-  G. T. R.  .tiSUCTION 'CAJi.  the best that could be turned out by t&tf  builders. Its inside dimensions are 9 by  9.6 by 62.9 and its weight is 111,468  pounds. The e inipment consists of an  eight-inch pump, nine and one-half-inoh  pump and all connections. The main  reservoirs can bo operated as one or separately. Twenty sets of brakes are in i'he  car and fifteen set;s of air signals, with a  full complement of ' .pipes located overhead. Tho car i in charge of Frank W.  Morse, superintendent, of motive power  of the Grand Truik Railway.  Two Australian Town*.  When Sir Charles Gavan Duffy became  Minister of Lands in the colony of Victoria part of his duty was the naming of  new towns. He bestowed on two of  them the names of his old London friends  Cobden and Carlyle. Their reception of  the news was characteristic. Richard  Cobden wrote a pleasant and modest little  note in reply, but Carlyle contented himself with a pessimistic hope that the new  Australian town which bore his name  would have a much less miserable existence than that which had been meted out  to its godfather. The fates of the two  towns were utterly dissimilar. Cobden ia  now one of the most flourishing and  populous centers in the western district  of Victoria. Carlyle, on the contrary, has  faded off maps and gazetteers, and ia  practically non-existent. Surveyors' pegs,  indicating the boundaries of ghostly  streets and squares, are all that remain  to tell of the town that was named after-  the Sage of Chelsea.  I 3l  '' ' $���������  ?l  '*:!��������� El  I  t  -Mi  ��������� ��������� ��������� ������������������; pi  '���������������������������>4l  t, '."-'v. U  ��������� 7;l  "-'���������   '" Il  ,,"��������������� J'  ���������}'���������   ���������  i - - 1  1   ' ''������������������..::���������  'pi  1  !fl  .SB  2<J arfJ.OAiijfe&������iLj������X'S������������Bw������������iejf:  i������>������������tJ.ll.'(W,1* l"K.  i.'STJf-Ti.'.'."  ilin.p.>wtot>ijp.^);^y.iji1. w. ijw I iiw^^  .     K  -  |.,.l      .'���������<-  -'.'��������� >   . U '  g^g������������wu j.i   '.j ;j,.'m������  jj*'.ufl '*.>'.������ '".i hjj.  . till.,  i) -4>>IJ1   .J. "������������.  ��������� ,1 ��������� l^_ H ��������� H ������������������  !HH������T������!  ���������T"  ���������*ww������tMWP"������������i  r  1-  TH1 TOILT Nil  Qywberland,   p. Ct  t  Issued   Every T, e jay  M. Whjtney, Editor.  TEftMS OF SUBgORIPTIOKT.  One Yem   .  $200  |J Months :���������:"��������������������������� -���������'     ?��������� 25  gfogje Cqpy .....'.'.'.'    0 05  RATES QF ADVERTISING;,  Que inch per year    $ 12.00  month       1 &  line '      10  w eck.  Lopal coticps.pec line  20  Notices of J3inhs, Marriages and  Peaths,  50 cencs each insertion.  No Ac vertisrnent inserted for less(:han  jocents.  Persons  failing to get The News  re  pularly should notify the 'OFFiCii.  Persons haying any business with Tme  #EW5 will please call at the oiTfiqe or  irrite.  Z3~ Advertisers who y/ant their ad  changed, should get copy in before  12 a.n). Saturdays.  > ...L. ....  MONDAY,    May 23d,       1398.  TBTJ^TK BOAp WORK.  A'numher.pf" men and teams have been  doing j>oq4 work onv {he road between  Cumberland and Hoy's, Tlie necessary  work \p put the road in fair condition will  $oon hp done there and then we presume  the road from Roy's to Union Bay will  be'similarly treated, ai}d that we shall  SQon have a fairly good road all tlie wp.v  %Q that thriving town. Good progress is  also, being made dqwn at Deep Bay.  coming contest. Our views are that Dominion and Provincial politics are entirely distinct and should be kept wholly separate.  It is therefore requested that voters,  whether Liberal or Conservative, should  ether support or oppose the present government as British Columbians and from no  other consideration.  As a government we have never taken  any part or expressed any views which  co^ld be construed as identifying us with  either one party or the other. '  Believe me to be,  > Very sincerely yours,  J. H. TURNER!  Viofcoria, May 3rd, 1S9S.  .������:*1  TME IERGHANTS' BANK GF HALIFAX.  POWDERED SUI1PHI7B,  It was an old Gustom to give sulpher  mixed with molasses to people in the  spring. It is said thit wearing pqwdered  sulpher 'in the shoes will prevent la  grippe., People working in a match factory are said to. be free frqm that disease  ,at times when every one else, almost, has  the disease. Worn in the same way 't  >rill cure rheumatism ��������� cmd prevent many  pther djsieas.es. This is a remedy so  cheap, and prqof of its efficacy being  abundant, it would seern tlie part of \y\s-.  dom to try it.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  To the Electors   of   Comox   District.  Gentlemen: Your votes'and influence  are respectfully solicited, fer the undersigned, who will be ar. Independent candidate at the approaching General  Election, for your representative in the  next Provincial Parliament for British  Columbia. If elected I will support such  men and measures as will advance the  best interests of British Columbia as a,  whole; and as a resident, ������vhose investments are largely here, will always look  after the interests of Comox District in  particular  I will endeavor to  see as many of you  personally as I may be able to before the  election.  May 17, '98.    Respectfully yours,  Robert Lawrence.  Incorporated 18 6g  Capital paid np, $1,500,000      Reserve Fund, $1,175,000  <i  Head Office, Halifax, N. S.  :R-������jsroH::ms.  Antigonish, N.S., Bathurst, N.B., Bridgewator,,N.S., Charlottetown, P.E.I., Dorchester,  N-B, Fredericton, N.B., Guyshoro, M.S., Halifax, N.d., Kingston, N.B., Londonderry,  N.S., Lunenburg, N.S.,' Maitland, N S., Moucton, N.B., Montreal, P.-Q., NANAIMO,  B.C., Nelson, B.C , Newcastle, H.B., Pictou, N.S., Port Hawkeslmry, N.S., Rossland,  ���������C, Sackville, N.B., Shuhenacadie, N.S., St. Johns, Nfld., Sutniuerside, P.E.I., Sydney,  N.S., Truro, N.S., Vancouver, B.C., Weymouth, N.S., Woodstock, N.B.  IiONDON",���������The Bank of Scotland; PABIS,���������Credit Lyonnais; BERMUDA,���������Bank  of Bermuda; NEW YORK,���������Chaac National Bank; SAN FBANCISCO,���������Honckoug  and Shanghai Banking Corporation; BOSTON,���������National Hide ?������nd Leather Bank;  CHICAGO,���������American Exchange National Bank; CHINA and JAPAN,���������Hongkong  and Shanghai Banking Corporation.   O   Accounts received on the inoa'; favorable terms. ������  Interest allowed on Special Deposits and on Savings Bank Accounts.  All business by mail will he promptly and oarefully attended to.  W. A. SPENCER,  Manager Nanaimo Bkanoh.  TtfHAT ^AS BEEN DONE.  THE provincial legislature has shown  jtself prqgres.sivej in, a remarkable degree.  The establishment of Farmers5 Institutes,  and the sending out of lecturers on iarm  topics, has had a most beneficial effect.  The attempt to. aid farmers to. obtain  funds for improvements at a low rate of  \nterest, is to, b,e highly commended, The  interests! of the farmers has been too  Jong subordinate to th,e interests of  trade ar\d rnai^ufactureres. The so.il, is  the source of all prosperity, and Us toilers  rightfully demand what they are "now  fortunately, receiving, a fa,ir share of consideration, The government h,as had the  qourage to introduce and carry through  an amendment to the law, in cjeferen.ee to  public opinion, providing- a penalty for  walking Qhinamen in mines, under  ground; and now the question is property left to t^e courts to. consider and  decide.  T^e Yuko.n railway bill has. become a  law in spite af unreasoning opposition,  and th,e trade pf the rich Klondike region will be thereby secured to, the coast;  fnd ii will be only a question of time  when the E. & N. railway will be extended up to. ^e northern end of Vancouver  Island, a town created there, and steamboat connection established between  \t and the coast terminus \o( the  Yukon railway. The benefits to. be derived firo^n this railway to. Vancouver  ^sland^ and to the. entire co,ist region of  British Coast are s.i,mply incalculable.  CONTRIBUTIONS AND PRIZES.  The following contributions have been  given or pledged in aid of the Floral,  Fruit'. Vegetable and Pet Show to be  given in Cumberland August 3d, and 4th.  IN Prizes���������see Prize List.���������Simon  Leiser, merchant, through Mr. H. P. Col-  lis, manager, $10 in goods; McPhee &  Moore, merchants, $5 in goods; A. H.  Peacey & Co., druggists, $5 in cash; C.  S. Ryder, cheap magnet^ store, $5 in  cash; T. D. McLean, jewler and watchmaker, $4 in goods; Sam Davis, Union  Hotel, $4 in cash; C. H. Tarbell, tin  hardware and stove store, $3 in agateware; Gus Hauck, merchant," $5 in g'bods;  \Y. Willard, harness maker, $1 cash; H.  J. Theobald,'painter $1 cash; John f. R.  Miller, gardener, $t bulbs etc; J. P.'  Davis, florist, 1 dozen pot plants.  In Donations to the Society.- -  Lewis Mounce, lumberman, $5; Messrs.  Robertson & Co., Vendome Hotel, $3;  John Richardson, Waverly Hotei, $3; D.  Kilpatrick, livery stable, $3; Gordon  Murdock, livery and blacksmith, $3; P  Dunne, merchant tailor, $2; Fred Kim-  pel, barber $2; Chas. Thon, fruit and  confectionary, $2; A. W. Rennison, $1;  Henry Kells, boot and shoe maker $1;  Dan McLeod, merchant tailoi, $1; Robt  Strang, baker, $1; D. Anthony, fruit and  confectionery, $1; T. H. Brown, boot and  shoe maker, $1.  FLOWER.  FMIT,  Vegetable - and Pet  Stock Show.  To Be Held in Cumberland,  Aug. 3d. and 4th.  PRIZE LIST.  BEST COLLECTION OF FLOWERS.  PRIZKS.  K9 Dojjninion  Politics   in  Provincial  Election.  The flowing letter explains itaelf.  A,.   J.   Mu^ellan, Esq.,   Chairinau of Committee,   Provincial   Political   Association^ Victoria:  My Dear   Mr.   McLellan:���������-I   understand  ^hat it ip being freely  circulated   that   D.>-  njinion, party lines are to be introduced into  the epjning  provincial  elections,   and that  ^oterB will be aaked to vote a3   L'tand3   ox  CouservativeB, and not a,s support' rs of   the  preRtnt government.  I desire ou behalf of the government to  inake a distinct state.nent 00. tl<,is point.  Ibere ia no desire on our part to introduce  [giOjD&inAon. party politics iu^^ any  way   in the  NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment   Act  and Provincial  Revenue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,   in accor-  dance with the Statutes, that Provincial  Revenue Tax and Taxus levied under Assessment Act are now due for the year 1898.  All of the above named Taxes collectible  >vithin the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Den-  man, and Hornby Islands Division of the  District o Com&x, are   payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th, 1898���������  Proviueial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita.  Three-fifths of one per cent on Real Property.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild Laud.  One-half of one per cent on , Personal  Property.  Oue-half of one per cent on Income.  If paidakt'rr' June 30,fch, 1S98���������Four-  fifths'of one per cent ou Real Property.  Three per oeut ou Wild Land  Three-fourths of one per cent on Personal  Property.  Three-fourths of one per  cent on Income.  January, YV. B. ANDERSON,  189S, Assessor and Collector  H.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  COUSTElTAy  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE������   A.   H.   Mc-  Calluxn, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J.  J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTOM-,     Blacksmith, and Carriage Maker.  I St.  ���������      2d.  Asters, cut  $1.50  $ .50  Balsams,  1.50  .50  Carnations,  1.50   ���������  ���������So,  Chrysanthemum,  1.50  ���������So  Canna, pot  1.00  .50  Candy Tuft,  cut  T.CO  .50  CockscombV   "  1.00  .50  Dahlia,        '   "  I.50  .50  Paisy,  tDiantliiis,        "  I.OO  I.jO  ���������50  ������������������ . .50  Digitalis,  I.OO  .50  Flowering Sage,  I.OO  .50  Ferns, pot,  l.OO  ���������50  Fuschia,        pot  1.50  .50  Geraniums,     "  1.50  .50  G'adiolas,      cut  1.50  .50  Hollyhock,      tl  1.00  .50  Heliotrope,      "  1.50  .50  Honeysuckle, "  1.00  ��������� So  Hydrangea,             I-00}  1st Prize by H. J. Theobaldj'  1 .50  Ice plant,        cut  Larkspur,         "  i.oo1  1.00  ���������5P  .50  Lobeliaj        pot  Lavender,  1.00  1.00  .50  .50  Lukin,  ���������I. 00  ��������� so  Lillies, 7--  1.50  .50  Marigold  1.50 .  .50  Mignoneite,  Nasturtium,  1.00  1.00  ���������- .50  ���������5o  Mimulus,  1.00  .50  Oleander, best pi  ant,  ,.  1  1.00  .00  Oxalis,  1.50  ���������So,  Palm, plant  1.50  .50  Petunia,  1.50  ���������50  Pansy,  By Simon Leiser, in  goods, at the store.  Palm Plant,  6.00  1.50  4-������;  ���������So  Petunia  ���������1.50  .50  Phlox, Dumondi,  .1.00  .50  Phlox, perennial,  Poppy, best col.  Pinks,     "      "  by Gus Hauck in  1.00  1.50  1.50  goods at  ���������5������  .00  1.50)  store.f  Roses,     "      "  By Peacey & Co.,  Snap Dragon,    v  Stocks  5.00)  1.00  1.50  3.00  OO  . So  Sun Flowers,  1.50  .50  Sweet Peas,  by Gus. Hauck in  150       .50)  goods at store, y  Verbena,  1.50  ���������50  Zinnia,  1.50  .50  Immortelles  1..50  ���������50  Tenders.  Sealed tenders will be received by the undersigned, up to noon on June 11th, 1898  for supplying the Union and Comox District Hospital with the following supplies,  viz: meats, groceries, bread and milk.  J. B. Bennett, Sec,y.  Union,, May 9 th,, 189������.  Best collection of annual flowers cut $3  and ������2, by C. S. Ryder���������"Cheap John."  Best collection of perennials, $3 and $2.  Best collection of wild flowers by chvldren  under 14 years. $100        50  Best collection of annual flowers, cut, by  childrea under 14 years of age. First prize  by J. P. Davis, 1 doz., pot plants; 2d prize  by J. J. R. Miller $1 worth of bulbs, tulips  and carnations*  '���������l    ���������  Best collection of pot plants $3 and S2.  " specimen  of  hanging  baskets ������1,5.0  and 50 cents.  Best specimens Geranium $1,00  specimen of Fuschia Si.00  ������        " Rose $1.00  ������<  VEGETABLES.  Beans, (a) green (b) loose 1 00.  Beets, table size, 1 0&  Cabbage, $arly,-3 heads 1 00,  5j0each  50  50  Carrots, table, six,  100  50  Cauliflower, 3 heads,  100  ,50  Celery, 3 sticks;  1 00  50  Cucumbers, three, ,  1 00  50  Cress, water, one diBh,  1 00  50  Lettuce, 6 heads,  1 00  50  Salad, Mustard and Cress,  bast dish,  1 00  50  (Early Potatoes, 14 lbs 2 50    1  I 50  by Sam Davis.)  Onions, six,  1 00  50  Peas, best dish,  1 00  50  Radish, 3 hunches,  1 00  50  Rhubarb, 6 stalks,  1 00  50  Spinach, 1 basket,  1 00  50  Squash, crook neek,  100  50  Tomato, six,  1 00  50  Turnips, for table, 6  100  50  FRUIT.  Currants, red, btst plate, 1 00  50  Currrants, black, best plate, 100  50  Currant Wine, beat  bouli,  1 00  50  Gooseberries, best plate,  1 00  50  Strawberries, heat plate  1 00  50  Blackberries, best plate  1 00  50  ' Apples,' '                  ,,  1 00  50,  E.������rly H irve3t,  1 00  50  Yellfw.Tr:iinparant,  1 00  50  Red Astriehan,  1 00  50  P..-ars, IWr.-.iett,  1 00  50  "    Piatt's favorite,  1 00  50  " , flier varieties,  1 00  50  Plum?, b'-s<; plat- f yellow  ���������1 00  50  ������������������'      "    red,  1 00  50  "      "   blue,  1 00  50  Peaches <c      "'  1 00  50  l:  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  ', Cherries, best plate, black, 1 00 50  ";-.."    light, 1 00        50  CHICKENS.  Best pair, White Plymouth  Rock,    : 1 00  McPhee & Moore from store. ]  Best pair, B'ue, barred Ply-  mouth Rock, 1 00  Best pair, Brown Leghorn, 1 00 50  Best pair White "100)      50  by McPhee & Moore at store)  Best "   Buff "1 OO?  by Mr. Willard.' j  Best pair Langshans, -    1 00  ���������".   Wyandottes,        1 00 \  McPhee & Moore at store.    /  "   Houdans, 1 00  "   Bantams, 1 00  "   Light Brahmahs, 1 00}  by McPhee & Moore store.  "    Dark     . "��������� 1 00        50  '���������    Black Spanish,    2-00    1 00?  Agateware, by C. H. Tarbell.       f  "    Black Minorcas, 1 00) 0  McPhee & Moore at store.    )  "        "   Cochin,  "   Buff        "  "   Dorking,  "    Plamberg,  "   Game,  Best Canary Singer,  Rrbbits, beat pair  Best pair Fantail  Pigeons, 1 00  T. D. McLean offers a prize of $4.00 payable out of his store to the exhibitor who  takes the most prizes.  ��������� f   ���������  NOTE.���������This exhibition is under the  auspices of the Comox Agricultural Society; but the committee in charge will not  allow it to be a burden on that society.  They estimate the receipts, and contribu->  tions received' will be ample to pay the  prizes offered, but if not they will be paid  proportionately so far as the money go.es;-  if more is realized than the prizes and expenses amount to, the prizes will be in^.  creased accordingly, which is hoped will  be the case.  50  1 00  50  100  50  100  50  1 00  50  1 00  50  1 50  50  100  50  50  Gordon Murdock,  Third St.        Union, B.C.  6  in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly R,epai red-���������-oeb^bsb^  ���������M O N E Y to loan upon improved  real estate.-.���������U P. E.CK.SXBXN..  Espiiait k lanaiino Ry)  THE.   STEAMER City   of   Nanaimo,  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:        H  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,     I  Oailing at Way Ports as Freig'/  and Passengers may offer: %  Leave Victoria for,Nanaimo  .  . , a   '     Tuesday 7 a.  "    Nanaimo for Comox, , >*  Wednesday 7 a.i?J  4'    Comox for Nanaimo,  Friday 8 a.:  ''    Nanaimo for Victoria,   ,  Saturday'7 a.if  FOJt Freight  or   Staterooms &i  ply on board,   or at the   Company!  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Sto���������,',  Street.  Esquimalt & Nana.nrVll  Railway Company.  NOTICE.    J  TO   PROSPECTORS,   Miners,   ai  Holders of Mineral Claims on  unoccur.|  ed land within the Esquimalt & Nanain'j  Railway Company's   Land  Grant���������F  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date  this  notice,  the  Railway  Company w  sell theii*rights to all Minerals, (except^  Coal and Iron) and the Surface rights.  Mineral Claims, at the  price of $5.00 pi  acre.    Such sales   will oe subject to j]  other reservations contained in conve;  ances   from the   Company   prior to tit  date.    One-half of the purchase mom  to be  paid ten   davs after   recording, t  Claim with the government,  and a dup  cate of the record to be filed in the CorJ  'pany's Land Office, Victoria, on payme1  of the first   instalment.    The  balance  the   purchase   money  to be paid in t\i  equal instalments, at the expiration of sj  and   twelve   months,   without    intere  Present holders of Mineral Claims  wjl  have not previously made other arranj'  ments with the   Company for   ncqiiiri  Surface and Mineral rights,  are' here  notified   to at once   make the   first pajj  ment on their  Claims, as  otherwise th  will bedeemedand treated as ������respassf>'  Lkonard H. Solly,  Victoria, B C.")    Land Commission1',  June 1,  1S97. J 23!  Barber Shop    : :  -   AND  :   :    Bathing  EstdblishmeA  O. H. Fechner,  General Teaming Powdl  Oil, Etc,, Hauled. Wo<  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK BON3  INSURANCE.  I am agent for the following relia'j  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company,  The London and Lancashire.  Current Rates.  Can be seen afternoon's at corner offi|  near The News.  James Abrams.I  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.   ���������   ���������  ;+   +   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION]  ! Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated|  Indispensable to Mining Men.  i THREE DOLLARS PER TEAR. POSTPALfJ  SAMPtE COPIES FREE.  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, CaV1  Mi k,  Eggs,  Vegetables.  Hiaving. secured'the Hanigan ra������-  I a.m- prepared   to  deliver    ai  pure   fresh milk,, fresh eggs, a'.l  vegetables, in Union and Cumb'j  ' . land,.   A   share   of patronage  solicited.  JAMES REIDj  If our readers have any local news of' j  tereat, we will be pleased to insert same7|  the,l������ftaj cplunin, if br,ouj5h* to, th.e. oSSfief ���������)  i :'  V  1 /  \  Jiir  ������  t  mm*  mmfmMm^mwmii *eite������ *m  '-.J-l    l^*~  THE RECONCENTRADOS,  SELECTED.  Cuba is America's Bulgaria.    As   Russia  was to Bulgaria in 1876, so   is   the   United  States to Cuba   1������98.    The   Spaniard,   like  the Turk, is holding on to a province which  he has long   since   forfeited   all   right, to  govern.    The Cubans, like the   Bulgarians,  have suffered horribly.    The entire  country  population in the four western pro vino 8   of  Cuba, about 400,000 in number, were driven  last year by Geneeral  Weyler's  order   into  rough improvised open������air prisons.    These  prisons are constructed by digging a  trench  round a village or town, stringing a barbed-  wire fence ou the outside of the trench, and  placing a small   blockhouse   garrisoned   by  soldiers at intervals along   the   trench,   so  that every part of the rude  fortification  is  oovered by their ritlea.    Within this prison  wall the miserable inhabitants were free  to  starve to death or perish of pestilence.    For,  unlike the inmates of other prise ns, the  iu  mates of others prisons, the   luckless   recon-  pentrados, or concentrated ones,   were   provided   neither   with , food   nor  a medicine.  They died like rotten sheep.    In plain English, the Spaniards have.murdered  by slow  torture 200,000 out of 400,000 of their   sub.  jecta as a mere measure of   precaution, and  100,000 are slowly dying under- the   indescribable   torments.    The   Spaniards   have  sent 200,000 troops to the island  to repress  the insurrection.    Of these, only 60,000 remain fit for duty.   The whole island   is   a  shambles and a pest-house.  Espmalt & taaiio By.  Time   Table   No.   31,  To take effect at 7 a.m.  on Saturday  Mar.  26th 1898.    Trains run on Pacific  ,   Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.  SatT&   1 Daily. 1 Sund'y  Lv.  Ar.  Ar.  "Victoria for Nanaimo and  Wellington   Nanaimo    Wellington   A. M.  9.00  [2.20  12.45  p. ai,  4.00  7.16  .35  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  Ar. Victoria   Lv. Nanaimo for "Victoria. ..  Lv, Wellington for Victoria  I     A M  Daily.  12.07  8.W  8.25  I    I'.M  | Sat. &  Sund'y-  J    S.OO  I    4.38 -  |    4.25  tfSTDealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  , Sheetiron work,  PROMPTLY    DONE  For rates and information, apply   at Company's offices,  A.DUNSMUIR,    ,    ,   JOSEPH HUNTER.  '    President.' ,   Gun'l Supt  H.K. PRIOR,   '  Gon. Freight and Passenger Agt-  BLACK  DIAMOND  ��������� N U R'S ER V.  ComoE 1Roao, IFlanatmo, 38. G.  Fuit trees   of  all   descriptions.  Ornamental   trees. Shrubs, and  Roses.  ''tcS"Agent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  ���������Ranges������������������  mu  Manufacturer of the  New -Air-tight heaters  all   or  guilty  CHAMBERLAIN'S SPEECH.  The speech delivered, by Mr. Joseph  Chamberlain, secretary of state to the col-  onies, at Birmingham, Friday evening,,  caused a great sensation everywhere, .and  increased the feeling or uneasiness on the  stock exchange. There waa all round weakness, business was. poor and the market  closed distinctly pessimistic. War rumours  were freely circulated. Mr. Chamberlain's  remarks are interpreted as a prediction that  grave international complications are ahead.  . His reference to the possibility of an Anglo-  American alliance is generally endorsed.  The majority of London newspapers' cordially approve of the utterances of the Colonial Secretary. The following extracts from  the provincial press are even more significant  The Birmingham Post, Mr. Chamberlain's  organ, says: "Two nations are already' at  War, Mr. Chamberlain foresees that circumstances may arise to involve either nations  perhaps in a still more serious srrugglu.  His allusion to America . drew   the   utmost  K  enthusiasm from the audience, which reflects not, only the spirit of the meeting, but  the spirit of the whole of the British race "  The Yorkshire Post remarks: 'The duty  of the moment imposes upon us the obligations of a neutral power. Nothing cau prevent aii interchange of sympathy at such a  time between the people theu.selves. Mr  Chamberlain .shows a sound statesmanship  in taking advantage of the present feeling  on both sides of the Atlantic to Indicate the  great part which the Union Jack and Stars  and Stripes will play if the two peoples are  wise in the new conditions which are rapidly creeping over the world."  O. BOX 190  XXXXXXXXXXX  HUTCHERSON & PERRY.  EDUCATION.  NOTICE ia hereby given that the annual  examination of candidates   for   certificates of qualification to teach in the   Public  Schools of the Prooince will be held as   tol-  ows, commencing on   Monday,   July   4th,  1898, at 8:45 a. m:���������  - Victoria, in South Park  School Building.  Vancouver, in High School Building.  Kamloopa, in Public School Building.  Each   applicant   must   forward a notice,  th rty days before the examination,   stating  he class and grade of certificate for   which  he will be a candidate, the optional subjects  selected, and at which of the   above named  places he will attend.  Evert notice of intention to he an applicant must be accompanied with satisfactory  testimonial of moral character.  Capdidates are notified that all of the  above requirements must be fulfilled before  their applications can be filed.  All candidates for First Class,  Grade   A,  Certificates, including Graduates,   muBt attend in Victoria to take    the  subjects prescribed for July 13th and 14th instants, and  to undergo required oral examination.  S. D POPE,  Superintendent oi? Education.  Education Ofticss,  Victoria, May 4th, 1898. my 17  licM P. Willis,  Notch Hill Ranch,  Nanoqse Bay, B. C..  Breeder of thoreughbred and high  class white Plymouth Rocks., Black  Langshangs. Over 170 prizes won  in the last five years. At Vancouver's  recent Show, out of an entry of 28  birds 26 secured prizes*  I gaurantee 10 birds to the hatch.  Infertile eggs replaced. Eggs $2.00  per setting of 15.  A. H. McCallum, licensed auctioneer  wijl attend to all sales in, the district on  reasonable terras  CORPORATION OF THE  CITY OF  CUIB1RLAP. X G.  ���������0���������  Sunday Observance -By-law,  189S.  ���������0���������  Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and  Aldermen of the City of Cumberland as  follows:���������  ll. No person having a license to' sell in-  tozicating liquors nor auy keeper of licens- .  ed premises shall sell or allow, permit or  suffer any iutoxicatiug liquors to oe told ou  his premises between the hours of eleven  o'clock ou iSo-turdciy night and one o'clock  ou Monday,'.-morning following, nor shall he  allow any intoxicating liquors purchased bi-  fore the hour of c'osiuy to be consumed on  the premises, except in such cases where a  requisition siguert by a registered medical  practitioner is produced by the vendee or  or his agent, and after three convictions nn-  der this by-law of selling or suffering to be  sold or used, the license of said premises  shall be forfeited and cancelled forthwith.  2.    The keeper of any  licensed   premises  shall keep the bar-room, or room  in  which  intoxicating liquor is trafficked   in,    closed  as against all persons, other than   members  ot his family   or   household,    between   the  hours of eleven o'clock on Saturday and on������  o'clock on the Monday morning   following,  neither shall he allow, permit, or suffer {any  light to be used in the said room,   and   the  glass in every window in such  bar-room   or  room where intoxicating  liquor  is. vended  shall be transparent, nor shall there be permitted any curtain or shutter or other   device at any windew of such room during the  time aforesaid.    And any   keeper   of   such  licensed premises or any   person   having   a  license to sell intoxicating liquors   who   allows or suffers any person or persons to frequent or be present  iu   such   bar-room   or  room in which intoxicating   liquor   is trafficked in, or makes use of any device ort  allows any partition to exist which may   pre.  elude the public from obtaining a full   view  of the bar through the window of  the   said  room during the time   aforesaid,   shall   be  guilty of   an   offence   under   this   by-law.  The keeper shall include the person actually  oontravenlng the provisions of this   by-law,  as well as the lessee or person   licensed   to  sell liquors in auy iicenaed premises.  3. Every person, not not being the occupant or a member of the family of the licensee or lodger in'the house, who buys or  obtains any intoxicating liquor during the  time prohibited by this by-law for the pale  thereof, in any place where the same is or  may be sold by wholesale or retail, shall be  deemed guilty of an offence uuder this  by-law.  4. Any person, not being a member of the  family or household of the licensee or keeper of any licensed promises, round in the  bar-room or rooms where intoxicating liquors are usually trafficked in during the  prohibited hours aforesaid shall be deemed  guilty of an offence under this by-law.  5. No person or persons shall sell sell or  expose for sale goods or merchandise between the hours of eleven o'clock on Saturday night, and one o'clock on the Monday  morning following, and all business, trade  or calling shall closed during the time aforesaid, except druggista  and   livery   stables*  Any person or persons infringing on  [;art of this by-law shall be deemed  of an offence under this by-law.  6.    Any person or persons convicted  of a  breach of the provisions of this by-law   before the Mayor," Police Magistrate,   or   any  other Justice, or Justices of the  Peace  hav-  ing jurisdiction within the City of  Cumber-  laud, on the oath or affirmatiou of any cred ���������  able witness, shall forfeit and   pay   at   the  discretion of, the said Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices of the' Peace  convicting, a penalty for'the first   offence   not  exceeding ������50 nor less thati ������29, for the sec -  ond offence not lass than ������30 nor more than  $100, together with the costs of conviction;  and in default   of   payment   forthwith,    it  shall and may be   lawful   for   tee   Mayor,  Police Magistrate, or Justices convicting as  aforesaid to issue a warrant under his  hand  and seal, or in case the said  Mayor,   Police  Magistrate, Justice or Justices, or any  two  or more of them, are acting together   therein, then under the haud and seal of one   of  them, to levy ithe said penalty and costs, or  costs only, by distress and sale of the offender or offender's goods and chattels, and   in  case of no sufficient distress to   satisfy   the  said penalty and costs, it shall and may   be  lawful for the   Mayor,   Police   Magistrate,  Justice or Justices convicting   as '- aforesaid  to commit the offender or offenders   to   one  of Her Majesty's jails,     with   or   without  hard labor, for any period nob exceeding six  calendar months,   unless  the   penalty   and  costs be sooner paid.  7. The provisions of this by-law shall  not apply to the furnishing of liquor to  bona tide travellers, nor in the case of hotel and restaurant keepers supplying liquor  to their guests with meals.  8. This by law may be cited for all purposes as the "Sunday Observance By-Law,  IS98.  Passed by the Municipal Council  on   the  12th April 1898.  Reconsidered and finally paesed the 25th  day of April, A. JD. 1S98.  LEWIS MOUNCE, Mayor  .   LAWRENCE WM. NUNNS,  City Clerk.  Corporation  of the City  o fCumberland, B.C.  "Public    Morals    Amendment  By-Law, 1898."  The Municipal Council of the Corporation  of   the   City   of   Cumberland,  enacts    as  follows:���������  INDECENCY.  - 1. No persor shall indecently expose  any part of his or her person in any street  or public place nor shall the plea of answering the call of nature be considered a palliation of the offence.  2. No person shall post up any indecent  placard, writing or picture, or write any indecent or immoral words or make any indecent pictures or drawing on any public or  private building, wall, fence, sign, monument, post, sidewalk, pavement or any other thiag or place in and street or public  place or grounds.  .'5. No person shall sell or offer to sell  any ind-jctsnt or lewd book, paper, picture,  p:ate, drawing, or other thing, nor exhibit  any indecent or immoral show or exhibition  or perforin any indecent, immoral or lewd  p!av, or othsr representations of the like  effect within the City limits.  HOUSES OF ILL-FAME.  4. Any person who shall be found guilty of keeping or maintaining, or being an.  inmate or habitual frequenter of, or in any  way connected with, or iu any way contributing to, the support of any disorderly  house or house of ili-fauie, or who shall  knowiugly own-or be interested as proprietor, landlord, tenant or occupant of such  house shall be subject to t'ue penalties of  this by-law.  SWEARING OR IMMORALITY.  No person shall make use  of  profane  er immorality or indecency on any street or  public place.  DRUNKE NES3AND VAGRANCY.  6. Any person founddrunk or disorderly in any a%reer or public place, and all vagrants (the meaniug of which shall be laid  down in the Criminal Code of 1892 of the  Dominion of Canada) found within the City  limits shall be subject to the penalties of  this by-law.  ������ GAMBLING.  7. No person shall expose in any street  or public place any table or device of any  kind whatever upon or with which auy  game of chance or hazard can be played,  and no person shall play ac or upon such table or device or at any unlawful game , or  games of chance or hazard in auy street or  public place.  8. No person shall keep or permit to be  kept,or used in auy house, room or other  place for the purpoue of gambling, any faro  bank, rouge et noir, roulotte table or other  device for gambling, or to permit or to allow any games of chance or hazard with  dice, cards or other device to be played for  money, liquor or other things within such  house or place, and the Police Magistrate or  other Justices of the Peace may order all  faro banks, rouge et noir. roulette tables  and other devices for gambling found in any  such house, room-or other pi o-t to be  seized and destroyed.  SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS, TOBACCO  OR  CIGARETTES TO MINORS.  9. No person shall sell or give any in.  toxicating drink, tobacco or cigarettes to  any child under t he age of sixteen years,  nor shall he knowingly permit any person  - under the age of sixteen years, other than  his own child or employe, to remain in such  saloon, barroom, or other place where spirituous or intoxicating liquors, tobacco or  cigarettes are sold or kept for sale, or to engage in any game of cards, billiards, bagatelle or any other game in such saloon, barroom or place aforesaid.  CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.  10. No person shall be "guilty of wantonly, cruelly or unnecessarily , beating, abusing, over-driving or r torturing any cattle,  poultry, dog, domestic animal or bird, nor  shall any person, while driving any cattle  or other animal, by negligence, ill-use the  the same by means whereof,1 any mischief,  damage or injury is done to snch cattle * or  aaimal, nor shall any person encourage, aid  or assist at the fighting or baiting of any  bull, bear, badger, dog, cock or other kind  of animal whether domestic or wild nature,  nor shall any person build, make, maintain,  keep or allow a cock-pit to be built, made,  maintained'or kept on premises belonging  to or occupied by him.  11. Any person convicted of a breach of  auy of the proviyions of  this  by-law   'shall  forfeit and pay, at the discretion of the convicting Magistrate, a fine not exceeding   fifty dollars for   each   offence,    exclusive   of  of costs, either forthwith   or   within   such  period as  the said   convicting   Magistrate  shall think fit to order, or be committed to  prison for  any   term   not   exceeding   one  month at the discretion  of   the   convicting  Magistrate; and in case such fine and   costs  shell not be paid at the time appointed, the  same may be levied by distress   or   sae   of  the goods and. chattels of the  offender,   and  for want of sufficient distress such offender,  may be imprisoned for any time not exceeding one month, the imprisonment  to   cease  upon payment of the fine and costs.  This by-law may be cited for all purpo es  as the "Public Morals Amendment By-Law,  1898."  Passed the Municipal Council on the 12th  April 1898. ������ ������  Reeonsidered and finally passed the 25th  day of April 1898  LEWIS A. MOUNCE, Mayor.  LAWRENCE Win. NUNNS,  City Clerk.  0  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  i���������i LIVERY,  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  - MsonabKPrices  Near  Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St������  CUMBERLAND,    B. C.  Fred  Kimple  The only  First  Class  Tonsorial  'Artist in the City.  When you may wish an easy shave  As good as barbers ever gave.  Just call atmy Shaving Parlor  At morn, eve. or busy noon  1 out and dress the hair with grace   ,  To suit tlie contour of tho face.  The room is neat and towels clean  Scissors sharp and razors keen,  And'everything I think you'll find  To suit the taste and plouse the mind:  And all that art and skill can do,  If you just call I'll do for you.  FRED KIMPEL. :  Society     Cards  I    O    O.   F.  Union Lodge, No.   11,   meets   eery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. Jj,      7  F. &A. M,    B. C, R.  Cumberland Lodge,  A  Union. B. C.  1'  Lodge meets   first   Friday  month.    Visiting brethren are  invited to attend.  ������    R. Lawrence,  in   each  cordially,.  Sec.  <o.  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B<C.R  ' Courtenay B. C.        ,.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of,the moon,  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell, . V  Secretary. t -���������  Cumberland  Encampment.  t'Np. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays oi:  each month at 8 o'clock p. m.. Visiting,'  Brethren cordially invited to attend..- ,-  John Combe, Scribe.   .?  1   ' *���������*      1  -������������������������������������.. I. ..II ���������     ��������� ���������.    ���������    ������������������ ���������      -    MM I   I. ^  A"-;  AGENTS. "The Beautiful Life of Miss  Willard," her secretary and literary executor, Anna A. Gordon; introduction by Lady  Henry Somerset; sell to everybody. Great  snapl Prospectus fifty cents. Books en time.  Bradley-Garretson, Ltd., Toronto.  WANTED: Farmer' sons  or other industrious persons of fair education to whom $60  a mouth  would  be an inducement. I could  also engage a few ladies at their own home. -'  T. H. Linscott, Toroto.  - ������-v. ,-e  WANTED  CHRISTIAN  WOMEN  MEN AND  T������>aming&  to intsoduce "Glimpses of the Un4een," the.  most marvellous book since the publication  of the Bible. Revealed religion demonstrated. Supernatural facts of the Bible no longer in doubt. Rev. Dr. Austin is the editor;  Dr.Badgley, Professor of Philosophy, Victoria University, writes tbe introduction.  The contributors are scholarly and devout  men, among whom are Rev. Dr. Thomas,  Judge Groo, Rev. G. W. Henderson, Rev.  Wm. Kettlewell, J. H. Coyne, M.A., Chap*  lin Searles, Evangelist Crossley and many  others. Contains experiences of Wesley,  Maak Twain, Dr. Buckley, W.T. Stead, and  a host of similar men. The veil separating  the spirit land is drawn back so that all  may at least have a Tglimpse." Full bound  canvassing book, 75c; worth twice that. Experience unnecessary. Books on time.  Freight paid. Big commission. Sells on  sfght.  Bradley-Garretson Co., Ltd., Toronto.  ���������IFISOFiElSSTOINrjLXji  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatriek,  Union, B.C.  also  X  X  o.  swearing, obscene, blasphemous  or  grossly  insulting language, or be guilty of any oth-  Horseshoing and  GENERAL  BlacJcsmithing.  For Ornamental Trees  Shrubs, Roses, Greenhouse and  Bedding Plants, Cut Flowers, GO  TO���������  J. P.  Davis.  Cumberland, B. C  gglf Ornamental  Designs a Specialty  LP. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office!���������First    Street,      Union, B. 0  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Physician,    Sukoeon   and   Accouchkub.  Offices : WiLLAKD Block, Cumujjulanb  Courtbnay House, Courtkkay.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9  a. m. and p. m. :.  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, iSTanaimo, B. C.  Bkanch Office, Third Street andDunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  of:  each month and remain teu days.  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT andl BUILDER.  .   XT2STIOT,  3B_  C.  SUBSCRIBE  SUBSCSIPTION  TO   THE   NEWS,  A YEAR $$$$$$$$ *Hy������cl**/K������>st������������wwi>  "J"  A   BALLADE  OF   PARTED   LIVES  ���������1  ������������������. t:.  fdf  I  lfl;  %..���������������',���������."���������  m.  m  m  m  'if  ���������  mm  <0m  Mm  1  II  si  li-  II  it  1$  m  m  1  I  1  St..  ti  R  V.  (V  Princess, a song above the tides,  Above the wintry winds that blow,  Above tho wave that quickly glides  And. dashes madly to and fro,  Sing me of other days to know.  Of souls that in a garden reap  Their wage of duty done below.  Loose thou these memories in sleep!  Tell me what dark, eternal ides  Across that space their shadows tlirow.  Clouding the happy light that rides  Unto these lands of pain and woe.  Brother and sister gone, forego  Fairy hilltops and valleys deep.  Come, or, if this be never so,  ,    Loose ye these memories in sleep!  Ah, well, a splendid city hides  The little,boy of long agol ���������  Beneath a village church wall bides  A slender mound above the snow,,  And thus the tieet years como and go.  Poor bunds of mine that cannot keep  .Backward tho water's ebb and How.  Loose ye these memories in sleep.  ENVOI. ,  Princess, for all the world besides  Guard yet the vines Iliac softly creep  Over dead childhood's,loves and brides.  Loose thou these memories in sloop!  ���������John James Meehnn in Now York Sun.  THE SEASON WHY.  "I always wonder why it is you have  n jver married, Dick?','  It was Emily - who had said these  words some half'an hour ago, and Dick  had found no answer for thorn, and he  sits by the fire and ponders over them  mightily, trying to find if there be an  answer. Dick is-five and forty, tall, robust, with a rather handsome face and"  , florid complexion,' and with bright golden brown hair,' but just where it makes  little crinkles above his ears it has tiny  silver threads', running through it���������an  even race now between the gold and  silver, but in these days of bimetallism,  who shall answer for the future?  He is , a very personable man, a true,  honest,   good   fellow, .rather   slow   at  grasping an   idea,   hut when  he  has  grasped it it is sure to become a serviceable, clean idea.  Dick's grasp, firm and  strong, would alwaj's purge  it of  auy  vico>or vulgarity it might have possoss-  ' ed'" before.    He now sits quite aloue   in  the  comfortable  library of his sister's  house.    He smokes, a pipe and   thinks  over  that  sister's question, "I  always  wonder why ic  is you have never mar-  ried,Dick?" '  Then a curious thing happens. As  the smoke of his pipe rises up in thick  black clouds he looks quite through it  back to the year 1867 and sees himself  again as a boy of 20, just before he first  sailed for India���������such a jovial, noisy-  sort of boy; with a ready smile and  pleasant word for every' one, just now  much excited at the prospect of the new  life which is to begin with the voyage  tomorrow.  He is just entering a ballroom with  a friend of about his own age. ("Jack  Dufford, who died in China,'' murmurs  blurred, '-until he comes quite to the upper end, immediately beneath the big  hanging lamp, where there stands a  very distinct one in white ��������� silk and a  quantity Off soft white ��������� tulle, who has  her back turned and displays a very  fair head "with a bunch of pink moss  roses at one side. Dick of 1872 speaks?  and the figure turns and looks at him  with a little uncertainty at first, and  then a gradual, pleased look of recognition comes to her face���������that same  sweet face, with its warm, brown eyes.  Dick of 1872 thinks five years have  passed very lightly, leaving behind  them only a touch of dignity and womanliness in place of the almost childishness. She is, in fact, improved by them,  and so thinks Dick of today.  Dick of 1872 dances three times with  "my little sister Kir'y. ' rcul tho third  time she is carried' away i. <r:\ him by  a very tall, dark, handsome mai:. v':'-!  a small pointed black beard. Ho wati ..-  es them, and a voice at his elbow, says:  " What a jolly couple they make! He is  old Lord Easton's nephew, and ,they are  to bo married next week, you know."  Dick of 1872 goes home, and in the  morning comes to the conclusion that  he had taken too much champagne, for  be had dreamed all night that his room  was of gold hang over with pink moss  roses, and, turn as he would, ho could  find no door to escape from the heavy  scent of them, which, niaddened him,'  aud the touch of them, which thrilled  him with joy and sorrow,, pleasure and  passionate pain mixed.  The.smoke clears off again, but Dick  of today has ceased to wonder, and only  waits, expecting more, uncomprehending, however. Very soon moro comes;  still Dick, still a ballroom; Dick of  1880, and quite a different ballroom  with quite a different atmosphere, and  different tone about it;,-many men, fewer women 'than heretofore, but all the  latter are most beautifully dressed, and  most of the-former are in uniform.  "Government House,. Calcutta,"  thinks Dick of today, and he instinctively looks about him for the well known  figure which  he  now expects  to come,  SHORT WORDS.  They Are the' Best \Vhen   the, Thong;hts  ���������    Are Worth WliiJe.  A dozen or less newspaper men were  collected together, when somebody said  something about Rudyard Kipling.  "I notice in the papers," said,another, "that he is the best paid writer  in the world at present. '>'  "The Pall Mall Gazette people say  they paid him $750 a poem for all they  printed of his," ventured a third.  "And why not?" put in a fourth.  "He is the best writer of English prose  or verse now writing. That one line of  his, 'A, rag and a bone and a hank of  hair,' describing a vampire woman,  couldn't be Ftronger, I think."  "Good and strong," commented a  fifth, "but Kipling is not the only man'  who has ������chosen monosyllable^ to give  emphatic expression to his thought. If  you will romember, Pope in his essay  on 'i ;i.U-if=m' remarked, 'And cten low  worub u.: creep in one dull line,' and  before and uit<r him there were others,  who, as he, were scarcely dull and seldom crept. Hymn writeis ������������������v:o Ffrr>ng in  this. Take Watts������in that wui lu^own  hymn, for instance:  "Are 1 here no foes for me to face?,  Must 1 not stem tho flood ?  Is this vile world a friend to grace  To help me 011 to God?  "Shakespeare    found   one   syllabled  words good enough for him, and you all  know that passage of Young's:   ' ,  "The bell strikes one. We take 110 note of time,  Save by its loss, etc.  "Bailey's 'Festus,' that makes -its  reader, feel as if he"had 'eaten of tho insane root that takes the reason prisoner,'  has many examples, and' this one you  will recall:   >%  "We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not  breaths.  We should count time by heart throbs.    He  most lives  Who  thinks most, feels tho noblest, acts the  best.  TWELFTH   NIGHT  FESTIVAL.  Dick of today.)   It is a very large  ballroom, brilliantly lighted and decorated  with   flowers  and evergreens.    It must  be a regimental  ball, for there are colors  stacked at one  end.   Dick of today  tries to make them out," but quite fails,  and so turns his attention to what Jack  Dufford is saying to Dick of 1867.  ')    "I want you to dance with my little  sister Kitty.   It is her first; dance, and  she's the dearest little thing going.."-  c And  he-puts his arm  through Dick of  ��������� 1867's and  takes,7him across the- room  to where, there  stands a  girl  in white  muslin, such.a dainty, fresh white muslin, with  little blue bowknots  dotted.  over it, and this is all that.Dick of 1867  sees as he makes his how, but when he  raises his head again he  meets such a  sweet, dancing pair of brown eyes looking at  him."from siich a-.pretty, bright  face, with a whole massof light fluffy  hair  above  and  around  it,   and later  when he  puts his arm around  her and  they dance and he  looks down into the  hair  he sees a wee wreath of . blue for-  getmenots  half  lost and   very  tightly  imprisoned iu its glittering meshes.    It  is almost Dick of   lSG7's first,ball, too,  and  he thoroughly enjoys it, but none  of the figures are plain to Dick of today  save   only the  white muslin and   blue  bowknofc   one.    Talking   and   dancing  with it seem to fill  tip the whole evening, and then, when the end comes, Dick  of 1807 rolls it up, oh, so tenderly, in a  warm, white shawl, and Dick of  today  feels his heart  beat quicker as a  little  hand is  put into that old Dick's hand  and a low girlish voice says:  "Well; good night and goodby, Mr.  Kenneth. < I hope you will like India."  Then Dick of 18G7 goes libme, and he  feels nervously excited and cannot sleep  and thinks it must be from the uncertainty of liking India.  The tobacco smoke clears off and our  Dick wonders why such an old, quite'  buried memory should revive tonight,  but he has not much time for wondering, for as fresh smoke rises up he sees  fresh figures forming themselves behind  it. Still himself, but older, browner and  more manly Dick, thi3 time of 1872. A  ball again, evidently in a private house.  There is a wide flight of stairs, off it at  one side a conservatory filled with flowers and at its top a wide landing, with  the ballroom opening bright, noisy and  joyous behind it.  In the doorway stands the hostess,  welcoming her guests. Dick of today  tries to distinguish her features, but  they elude him just as the colors had  a, few minutes before. He passes on into the  room.    Again all the figures are  bxit it is nob there.  Dick of 1S80 is talking ' to  Cranter.    ("Poor  old  Cranter!  Went under  just ten years ago," comments Dick of today.) Cranter says: "I  am going to  introduce'you to the most  lovely little  woman, clover,  charming,  everything desirable.  Her husband never  looks ' at her, passes  all his time in  England with Sibyl Ruby, and all   his  time here with'Sirs. Major. Golightly."  Dick  of   1SS0 and Cranter' make their  way  through  the  crowd into  another  J room where  there  is "no  dancing, and  :, seated in a low chair, iu   a listless atti-  j rude, is a lady in white.    Dick of 18S0  ; goes  straight  up  to  her and says. "I  ' hope I  don't need an introduction  to  , "Mrs." ��������� and  then   pauses ��������� "Mor-  1 toim," she finishes for him.  i     He sits beside her.  She is much more  l splendidly dressed than ever before, all  j in white satin, finely embroidered with  , silver, and there arc  diamonds  scintil-  . iating in the burnished gold of her hair.  : But,   oh, the change,   think  both   the  ; Dicks.    The face  is   thinner  and  less  bright, the mouth is sweet and red, but  has  a pitiful droop  at the corners, and  the clear  brown eyes are sad with   unshed tears, but they look very kindly on  Dick of 1SSO.  And pick of lSSO.talks a  long time to her; his heart is filled with  a deep/passionate pity. - -:-'���������-..-. 7:7  Finally they are interrupted by the  tall, dark, handsome man with the pointed black beard, who is not. perfectly sober. As he comes up the lady says:  "This is Captain Kenneth, Devereux. I  met'him at my first ball." ��������� ���������.'���������������������������'.  ' Dick of .1880 only bbws and moves  away, and Dick of today looks at,the  fading mist of .tobacco smoke, and even  when it has cleared, for the good reason  that his pipe is out, there is a little  mist, as of an autumn evening, between  him and the fire.' He is not uncomprehending any longer and knows now,the  answer to his sister's question. He rises  and takes up his candle, saying: "And  I never knew it till touigbt. Verily I  am a slow num. "���������Daughter.  "And the Bible, the greatest of books,  is filled with the short words. Right at  the beginning of things we find, 'And  God said let there he light, and there  was light,' and at the end of things, so  to speak, 'For the great clay of his wrath  is come, and who shall be able to stand?'  and still further along, 'And the gates  of it shall not be shut at all by day, for  there shall be no night there.'  "Oh, Kipling is all right! He knows  he has plenty of authority for seeking  short words when he wants c strong  ones.''���������Washington Star.  A DARKY'S   PRIZE  MENU.  More Trouble In India.  Bnt His Friends Weren't Betting Against  a Sure Tiling.  Three negroes not long ago made a  bet nmong themsclvos that eaoh could  name a supper that would be better than  the others'could name. They put up $1  apiece, and tho 0110 that named the  dishes that would constitute the best  supper should take the ������3. They drew  straws as to which ones should be the  first and the last to make up the menu  for the imaginary meal. The first man  said he couldn't think of anything better than greens boiled with hog jowl.,  For side dishes he would take corn  bread, souse, black eyed peas, and wash  ,them down with buttermilk. The other  two smacked their lips.  "Well, for me,''said No. 2, "I'd  take fried chicken, hot biscuits, buttered  'n spread over with preserves���������-'n den,  'n den���������let's see-���������yes, 'n 'simmon beer  'n ginger cakes."  The'mouths of the ether two spilled  water, and it was apparent that they  were hungry.  It caine No. 8's time.  " W'y,' youse niggers don't , know  what's good, " said he. "Tell me, fools,  what's better'n possum baked wid sweet  'tatehs scattered all roun it, swimrnin  in de gravy? Hey? 'N den atter youse  done nibbled at de bones tell they ain't  no more' meat on 'em dere set de water  millyon starin you in de face lik'7 Hey?"  And with that he started to pick up the  money.  "You leave dat money alone," the  other two yelled in chorus. ".We warn't  bettin ag-in no sure thing."���������Chicago  Times-Herald.  How   "Little   Christmas"   Is   Celebrated.  Recipe For Twelfth Night Cake.  The Twelfth Night, or "Little Christmas," was once a time of great popular  festivity, and the inclination to resuscitate old customs and entertainments  has brought this day again into general  notice. Many families that have remained in their country homes have already bidden their friends for the 6th of  January and are preparing for their  . amusement.  Originally the  ceremony of  Twelfth  Night was religious.    That is  altered  Dow, but  the choosing of a king of the  feast by means of a bean hidden in  a  Twelfth Night  cake is still the principal  feature of  tho festival.    The king  rules~and   directs all games and amusements, and each guest must be a devoted  subject.   At the coming festivities  the king will be the person who finds in  his  portion of cake a silver dime, and  his queen will be tho guest lucky enough  to have tho piece of  cake containing a  silver thimble, -the  cake being passed  and  each person cutting a portion.   In  this  connection a writer , in' the New  -York Sun gives an old recipe for Twelfth  Night cake.   This recipe will  mako a  { very large  cako, but it can be divided  when so large a loaf is not required:  Wash 2 cups of butter and  beat it  until  it   is   creamy.    Add   4  cups  of  granulated  sugar and the grated   rind  and  juice of a lemon.    Stir  into   this  mixture the yolks of   12 eggs, putting,  in  one at a  time, and beating it well  before adding the next one." Dissolve a  teaspoonf ul'of soda in. 2 cups  of  milk  and gradually stir into the other ingredients.     Add   3   cups  of   sifted   flour  and then part of the whites of tho dozen  eggs   beaten   to  a   stiff  froth.   Add  3  more cups  of  flour, with   2   teaspoon-  fuls af cream of tartar, and then the remaining eggs, and last 2 cups of flour.  Flavor  with  wino  or  a little brandy.  Put the cake mixture into a large round  pan   lined with   buttered paper.    Placo  the silver pieces on opposite sides of the  cake  and   stick' a broom splint in the  side  of the cake to show which is for  the men.  Tho.old custom was to put in the cake  a bean " and a pea to determine who  should be king and queen. Putthe pan  containing tho cakein a moderate oven  and let the cake bake slowly at first  and cover the, top with a papor if it  should '''brown" too rapidly. . When, the  cake is baked.' it should be covered with  a thick white frosting, ornamented  around'the upper edge'of 'the cake with  a.wrbjith formed of the frosting find  candied'violets, rose leaves and cherries  and diamond shaped leaves cut from  thin slices of citron and stuck here and  there.  A toy Christmas tree about six inches  high, such as can be bought at any toy  store, should bo placed in tho middlo of  the cake. Christmas decorations are appropriate for a Twelfth Night party,  green and scarlet being tho colors needed.  CAST AWAY  FOREVER.  Paine's Cele-y Compound  Banishes Rh3umatisrrvand  r  Soiatica.  Mr. Beechinor Was In a Terrible*  CDtidition.  Could   Not  Hand  V\Mlk or   Put  o His Mouth.  HI*  Six  Bottles  Effect a  of   Nature's   MedlOlne>  Complete Cure,  STRONG ANI> CONVINCING METTM  Wells & RicnAunsoN Co.   ,  '  -Dear Sirs :��������� For years ,1' suffered from  sciatica and rheumatism, at times being  so bad that I could not walk or put my ���������  hand to my mouth.   If I attempted to do  any work I would be crippled for week*.  I took  medical treatment,  Turkish and  mineral baths, but all failed to affect my  case. Some time ago I tried Paine's Celery  Compound, and ;iftor   using six bottles A'  feel like a new man, and can do a hard  day's worK and f Jul none the worse for it.  I have also gaiuaL in weight, and can amy  I am permanently cured:  Yours truly,  1 J. BEiicnixou, Shiloh, Onfc.  Wonder-WDrking  Diamond Dye9������  Modern Laceinaltiug-.  As in all fancy work which has a set  of foundation stitches peculiar to it that  may be varied according to the ingenuity of the maker, so has modern lace a  series of primary .stitches..- Among the  stitches much used in lacemaking is  the point-de-brnxellesor bnissels point.  As described and illustrated in the "Art  'J.'i'iii'iii'!! .7  "Tell me, Spinks, is that really a  snake in that pie, or have I got���������ahem  ���������is it another touch of sunstroke?"���������  Ally Sloper.  Genuine Family Pride.  "My great-grandfather on my mother's side was one of the signers of the  Declaration of Independence," remarked Miss Dolly Gumrox.  "Yes," added her mother, "and that  was at a time when it really meant  something for a man to have a signed  article published.''���������Washington Star.  For the burdens which God lays on  us there will always be grace enough.  The burdens which we make for ourselves we must carry alone.���������A. W.  Thorold, D. D.  Telegraphic Anomalies.  At  a  recent  meeting of  the British  chamber  of  commerce  in Paris E.  J.  Hemebryk, one of tho vice presidents of  the  Liverpool  chamber  of  commerce,  made   an   interesting    statement   and  sought the  support of  the Paris chamber in his endeavors to obtain acceleration   in   the  delivery  of  telegrams in  France.  Ho said that telegraphing from  Liverpool he could  obtain a reply from  his New York  house in three minutes,  while  from   his house  in Paris it took  five hours.    There were  countries, like  Austria, which  were even   worse,   the  time  for  a  reply being  sometimes  as  much as six or seven hours.  There could  be no greater condemnation of the present system than the practice which was  commonly followed by Liverpool merchants.    When they wanted to obtain a  reply  quickly from, say  Havre,   they  would telegraph to Havre through their  New York office, and  they could thus  obtain  through  New York  a  reply in  half an hour which it would take them  four or five hours to obtain direct   The  blame could not be attached to the English  postofiBce, for he had ascertained  that, as a rule, a telegram handed in at  any English oflice left the United Kingdom within 15 minutes of being handed  in.  The Paris chamber agreed to give the  subject its most earnest consideration,  with a view to taking steps to obtain  reform.���������Paris Messenger. -  Thousands ,of la'H'es in Canada know  well that Dianion ��������� Dyes combine immense variety, mc-it and great beauty.,  These wonder-work ng dyes are prepared  in forty-eight of the best standard colors  for wool, silk and feathers, with special  dyes for coloring cotton and all mixed  goods.  Minute and full directions go with eaoh  package of the Diamond Dyes, so that thfr  most inoxpex'iencccL person can do a3 good  work as the professional dyer.  Remember that i mitators are trying to-  copy the style and package of Diamond. ���������  Dyes. When you buy dyes for home dyeing see that your dealer gives you th������  "Diamond"; no-other;, make of package  dyes will do-your work,with profit and  gatisfaction.  Send to Wells & Richardson Co., Montreal, P.Q., for valuable book of direction*  and sample card of colors ; post free to  any address.  BRUSSELS rOIST STITCH.       -IN ROWS.  of Lacemaking," it is simply a buttonhole stitch worked loosely, and it must  be done with" regularity, as the beauty  of the work depends almost wholly upon the evenness of tho stitches. Brussels  point is occasionally used as an edge,  but is more frequently seen in- rows  worked back and forth to fill in spaces  or as a groundwork.  Color Scheme For Small Room.  Small rooms, such as dens and studies,  have this season been made more effective by. denim than formerly. For wall  coverings papers in cream tones with a  conventionalized flower, either in blue  or green, have been given for this place  a wider range. One clever homemaker  has fitted up for her son a den in which  every tone of green lends its aid. As a  wall dressing denim is not only durable  but artistic, especially the forest green.  For this place.it was fastened up on its  selvage by small gimp tacks and smoothly pulled down toward the surface. On  the floor was an excellent wool filling  of the same dark green, and over it was  a heavy rug of Japanese make, the background white, with figures in zigzag  lines of green.���������Decorator and Furnish-  f About Sail",  writing   about  God is love, and you can never escape  from love. No sorrow, no sin, no  estrangement, no darkness, can enable  you to escape from love. The omnipotence is the omnipotence of love, and the  omnipresence is the omnipresence of  love. You may loosen your hand, but  he will not loosen his.���������Lyman Abbott  Sometliini  Gustav   Kobbe,   writing   about   Some  Queer Craft, says in the St. Nicholas:  A,piece of wood whittled to a point fo*  .the hull, a slender chip   "stepped"   in *  slit for the mast, a   bit   of   paper for the-  ���������ail, and we have the small boy's typical  boat.    Simple ..as it is,   it is interesting,  because, by himself, the boy   has adopted.  the square sail of the   Northern   races���������a  Bail so typical of these that it was doubtless part of the   rig   of   the Viking ship*  Sometimes   a   boy   will   jab   his    mast  through   two   pieces   of   paper���������a larger  one) with a   smaller   one   above it for t>  topsail���������unconsciously adopting the characteristic rig of the   Norwegian   Coaster.  The first  sign   of   disaster   to the small  boy's boat is   the   wetting   of tho sail ae'  the miniaturo waves break over tho dooJc  When the lower   part of the sail bocome*  water-soaked and limp,   there   ia   danger  of foundoring in mud-pond or puddle. To  avoid this very danger on tho real ocean,  that portion of the   Norwegian   coaster'������  sail most exposed to a   wotting is fastened to   the  rest   by   bands or "bonnets,"  and can be   entirely   romoved   when the  neoessity to reef arises.  Tho Southern nations, from the   Mediterranean to the tropics,   with   thoir   ey������>  for the picturesque and their love   of nature,   copied   the   wing   of   a   bird and  adopted the pinion-like  lateen sail, with  its great curving yard and forward raking  mast���������the "gibbous or true   sail-wing of  the South," as it is   called.    You can see  gaudily painted little boats   rigged   with  lateen sails along the levee of the Missis������-  ippi, off the old French   Market: at New  Orleans- -and these we owe to the Italian  truck-gardeners, who carry their produce  to market in these picturesque little craft*  AH sails are variations of one or another  of these two great types���������the   square eisd  the  lateen.    The   us������   of   the former ia  barks and brigs and other square-rigged  Teasels it plain.    And we can readily tee*  too, the fact   that   the  fore-and-aft rig  (jib and mainsail),   wbioh,   because it tfi  eaoier to  handle, is  rapidly   supplanting  the square, is an adaptation of the lateen,  the forward rake of the mast having bee&  increased until   it   became a   bow-sprttu  while the  great yard became the gaff  off  the malnsaiL     The lateen sail ifl remarkable  for its lifting capacity, and the   jSSt>  poueflMfl this quality to an  even  <       *4 rtt-f"T i *" ������������������������"���������������*"��������� '���������  irt^HI*B3Wifeffca������*eWtte*e������*J  .6f.  >i&L������RING IS HOSEY  REV-   DRi  TA&MAGE  ���������)N  TFKAPS  THE  WNWARY.  F09  The   Hoaeybee   and   Its   Work���������Temptation Tliat   is   pelicious   and Attractive,  baftr   Damaging   and.    DestructiYe���������Am-  . "   ' i':  Wfostfa aad 2fe������tar for the Soul*  ������������������H������>Jf fel't 1W8, by American  Press Asse/  American  tton.l  Washington,   Jan.- S3.���������Dr.    Talmage  hena starts with an   oriental   scene, from  ujfioh be drtiws practical lessons as to the  ewsrenients   whooh   entrap   tho unwary,  ���������    and the discourse will put many on their  ., gnaz&. The text is I. Samuel xiv, 43,   "I  dfijUM taste a little honey wifch   the end  of the rod that was in my hand, and, lo,  ' I Ki-iipt die."  The   honeybee   Is   a   most    ingenious  architect, a Christopher Wren among   incests,   geometer   dmwing   hoxagons and  ��������� pentagons', a freebooter robbing tho fields  . of pollen and aroma, wondrous   creature  of God whose biography, written by   Hu-  '  ber and   Swammerdam,    is   an enohant-  - ment for an*r lover of nature. Virgil celebrated tho beo in his fable  of   Aristaeus,  aa������i ' Moses   and   Samuel amd David and  ( Solomon and   Jeremiah   and Ezekioi and  St. John used tho  delicacies of bee man-  ' ' utacturo as a Bible'symbol. A miracle of  ' formation   is   tho   beo.    Five   eyes,   two  \ tongues, tho   outer   having   a   sheath of  .��������� protection,"   hairs ' eta all sides of its tiny  ' body to brush up tho particles of flowers,  its flight so   straight   that   all the world  kuojys of the bee line.   The honeycomb ie  a'palace such' as   no   one but God could  plan and the honeybee construct; its cells  sometimes a dormitory- and sometimes a  ' cemetery.  These winged toilers first make  eight strips of   wax   and   by their antennae, which , are , to   them   hariimer and  -:   chisel and bquaro and plumb line, fasbion  tbem for use. Two and two these worker*  chape   tho wall.    If an accident happens,  they put up buttresses of extra   beams to  remedy tho damage. .  When about the year 1776 an insect before unknown in the nighttime' attacked  the beehives all over Europe and the men  ���������who,owned them wore in vain trying to  jflan something to keep out the invader  that was tho terror of the beehives of tho  oontinont, it was found that everywhere  tho bees had arranged for their own protection and built before their honeycombs  an ospecial wall of wax, with' portholes  through which the bees might go -to and  fro, but not   large   enough  to admit the  5}ngod   combatant,   called   tho   Sphinx  iropos.  Do you know that the swarming of the  bees is divinely directed? The mother bee  " sfcarts tor a new home, and because-of  tiiis tho other1 bees of tho hive get into  e.n excitement .which raises the heat of  the hive some J four''degrees, and they  must die unless .they leave their heated  apartments, and tbey follow the mother  ' bee and, alight on the branch of a tree,  dnd ������ling to each other and hold on until  m committee of two or three' bees has explored the region and found the hollow of  a tree or rock not far' from a 6tream of  Water, and they here set up a now colony  tjpd ply their aromatic industries and  give themselves to ��������� tho manufacture of  fpo saccharine ediblo. But who can tell  tt������ chemistry of that mixture of sweet-  noes, part of it the very life of the bee  eJnd part of it the life of the fields?  Plenty   of   this   luscious   product waa  hanging in the woods of   Bothavon   during the time of Saul and Jonathan. Their  ejnay was in pursuit of an enemy that by,  Qpd'e  command   must be exterminated.  Vhe soldiery were positively forbidden to  atop to eat anything until tho  work was  ���������one.    If   they   disobeyed, they were ao-  onrsed.    Coming through the woods they  found   a   place where the bocs had   been  tpisy���������a great honey manufactory. Honey  gathered in the hollow of   the trees until  tt   had   overflowed   upon   the ground in  great   profusion   of   sweetness.    All the  aermy obeyed   orders   and   touched it not  Save Jonathan, and he, not knowing   the  military orders about abstinence,   dipped  the end of a stick ho had in his hand into  the   candied   liquid,   and   as yellow and  tempting it   glowed   on   the   end of the  <v stick he put it to his   mouth and ate the  honey.    Judgment fell upon him and but  (for   special   intervention   he   would have  been slain. In my text Jonathan announces his awful mistake, "X did.but taste a  little honey with the end of .tho rod   that  was in my hand, and, lo,   I   must   die."  Alas, what   multitudes   of   people in all  ages   have   been   damaged   by forbidden  honey, by which I mean   temptation, delicious and attractive, but damaging and  destructive 1  Corrupt   literature,    fascinating     but  ' :<deat'bful, comes in this   catogory.    Whore  one good, honest, healthful   book  is read  how there is a hundred made up of   rhetorical   trash   consumed   with    avidity.  When the boys on tho cars come  through  With a pile of publications, look  over tho  titles and   notice   chat nine out of ton of  tihe   books   aro   injurious.    All   the way  from hero   to    Chicago   or   Now Orleans  notice that objoctionablo books dominate.  Taste for pure   literature   is   poisoned by  ftliis scum of the publishing house. Every  book in which bin triumphs over   virtue,  or in which a   glamour   is   thrown   over  dissipation, or   which   loaves   you  at its  last line with loss   respect   for   tho marriage institution and   less abhorrence for  4he paramour is a depression of your own  moral   character.    The.bookbindery may  be attractive, and the plot  dramatic and  Startling, and the stylo   of writing sweet  as the,honoy that Jonathan took up with  Ids rod, but your best interests  forbid it,  your moral   safety   forbids   it, your God  forbids it,   and   one taste of it may lead  $o such bad results that you may have to  e>y at the close of the experiment or at the  ������lose of a misimproved   lifotime,   "I did  but taste a little honey with the rod that  was in my hand, and, lo, I must die."  Corrupt literature is doing more to-day  for the disruption of domestic life than  eny other cause. Elopements, marital  intrigues, sly correspondence, fictitious  names   given    at     postoffice    windows,  Sleatine   meetings   in   parks,   and at  gates, and in hotel parlors, and con-  I   perjuries   are   among the ruinous  results. '1Then a woman yeein'gor old gets  her bead thoroughly stuffed with the  moQfovm novtbl, she is ifa anpaHing pdril.  Sue stMxio one will aay, "T������ heroes are  so adrpii^y knavish, and the heroines so  bewiNtiinjily u&fcrrte, and the turn of the  st������fl'y so es*|iisite, and all the charaeeoFS  so wiirapfcuriug, I cannot quit them." My  brrwiibr, my siSter, you can find stylos of  litcsr.tture jfist as charming that will  el������������.sico ������'.[ purify and ennoble and Christian n*s whflo they please. The devil does  n it ������wn all the honey. There is a wealth  of ^ood books earning forth sroni our pub-  li^hkig houfjos that leave no "excuse'for  the ohoioe of that which is debauching  to body, mind and soml. Go to some intelligent man or woman ane. ask for a  .1st dt books that" will be strengthening  to your mental and morai condition.  Life is so short and your time fer improvement so abbreviated that you cannot afford - to fill up with husks and  cinders and debris, in the interstices of  business that young man is reading that  whioh will prepare him to be a merchant  prince, and that young woman is filling  her mind with an intelligence that will  yet either make hor the chief attraction  of a good man's homo or give her an independence of character that will qualify  her to build her own homo and maintain it  in a happiness that requires no augmentation from any of our rougher sox. That  young man or young woman can, by the  right literary and moral improvement of  the sparo tun minutes here or there every  day, rise head and shoulders in prosperity  and character and influence above the  loungers who read nothing, or read that  which ' bedwarfs.    See   all the   forests of  and a scroll containing the names of the  conspirators was thrust into his hands,  yet walking rtght On to meet the dagger  tafet was to take his life. This infatuation  of strong drink is so mighty in many a  man that, though his fortunes are crashing, and his healtih is crashing, and his  domestic interests are crashing, and we  hand him a lattg scroll containing the  names of perils that await him, he goes  straight on to physical and mental and  moral assassination. In proportion as any  style of alcoholism is pleasant tb your  taste and stimulating to youri nerves and  for a time delightful to all your physical  and niimtal constitution is the peril awful. Remember Jonathan and the forbidden honey in the woods at Bethaven.  Furthermore, the gamester's indulgence  must be put in thelist of temptations, de-  lioipus but destructive. Yeu who have  erossed the ocean many times have  noticed that always one of the best rooms  das, from morning until late at night,  beon given up.to gambling practices. I  heard of men who went on board with  enough for, a Bhiropean excursion who  landed without money to get their baggage up to the hotel or railroad. To many  there is a complete fascination in games  of hazard or the risking of monoy on possibilities. It seems as natural for them to  bet as to eat. Indeed the hunger for food  it often overpowered by the hunger for  wagers. It is absurd for those of us who  have never felt the fascination of the  wager to .speak slightingly, of the temptation, it has slain a multitude of intellectual and moral giants, men and women  stronger than you or I. Down under ,its  power went   glorious   Oliver Goldsmith,  CZEM  good American literature   dripping   with ' and Gibbon,- the   famous   historian,   and  "I eannot bear the  and how any  honey. Why pick up the honeycombs that  have in them the fiery bees whioh will  sting you with an eternal poison while  you taste it? One book may for you or  me decide everything for this world and  the next. It was a turning point with me  when in a bookstore in Syracuse one day  I picked up! a book called "The Beauties  of Buskin." It was only a boofc of extracts, but it was all pure honey, and I  was not satisfied until I purchased all his  works, at that time expensive beyond an  easy capacity to own them, and with  what delight I wont through reading his  "Seven Lamps of Architecture" and his  "Stories of Venice" it is impossible for  mo to describe except by (saying that it  gave me a rapture for good books and an  everlasting " disgust for dooropit or immoral books that will last mo while my  life lasts. All around the church and the  world to-day there aro busy hives of intelligence occupied'by authors and authoresses from whose pens drip a distillation which is the very neotar of heaven,  and why will you thrust your ��������� rod of in-  quisitivenoss into the deathful saccharine  of perdition?  Stimulating liquids also   come into the  category   of   temptation   delicious,     but  deathful.    You; say,  taste of untoxicating liquor,  man can like it is to me an amazement."  Well, then, it is no credit to you that you  do not take it. , Do' not.brag about your  total abstinence,   because   it   is not from  any pr'inciplo that you reject   alcoholism,  but for   the   reason   that   you can reject  oertain stylos of  food���������you   simply don't  like the taste of them.  But multitudes of  people "have  a   natural   fondness for all  kinds of intoxicants. They like it so much  that it   makes   them   smack their lips to  look at it.    They are dyspeptic, and   they  like to aid digestion; or they are annoyed  by insomnia, and they take it to produce  sleep; or they are troubled, and they take  it to make them   oblivious; or   they feel  happy, and they must celebrate their hilarity.  They .begin with mint julep sucked  through two straws oh the Long   Branch  piazza and end in the ditch,   taking from  a jug a   liquid   half  kerosene   and   half  whiskey:   They not only like it, but it is  an all consuming   passion of body,  mind  and soul, and after  awhile   have   it they  will, though one   wine-glass of it should  cost the temporal and eternal destruction  of themselves and all   their   families and  the whole human race.    They would say,  "I am sorry   it   is   going to cost me and  my family and all- the world's population  so very   much,   but   here   it goes to my  lips, and now let it roll over  my parched  tongue and down my   heated   throat, the  sweetest   and   most   inspiring,   the most  delicious draft that ever thrilled a human  frame. "To cure the habit before it comes  to its last stages various plans were tried  in olden times.    This   plan   was   recommended in the books: When a man wanted to reform, he put  shot or bullets into  the cup or   glass   of   strong   drink���������one  additional   shot   or   bullet each day that  displaced so   much liquor.    Bullet   after  bullet  added   day   by day, of course   the  liquor became less and less until the bullets would entirely fill up   the glass,  and  there was no room for the,liquid,  and by  that time it was said the inebriate would  be cured.  Whether any one ever was cured  in that way I  know not, but by long experiment it is found that the only way is  to stop short off,   and   when a  man does  that ho needs God to help him, and there  have been moro cases than you can count  when God has so helped the man that he  loft off tho drink   forever,   and   I   could  count a scoro of them, some of   them pillars in the house of God.  One would suppose that men would  take warning from some of the ominous  names given to the intoxicants and stand  off from the devastating influence. You  have noticed, for instance, that some of  the restaurants are culled The Shades,  typical of the fact that it puts a man's  reputation in the shade, and his morals  in the shade, and his prosperity in the  shade, and his wife and children in the  shade, and his immortal destiny in tho  shade. Now, I find on some of the liquor  signs in all our cities the words "Old  Crow," mightily suggestive of the carcass  and the filthy raven that swoops upon it!  "Old Crow!" Men and women without  numbers slain of rum, but unburied, and  this evil is pecking at their glazed eyes,  and pecking at their bloated cheek, and  pecking at their destroyed manhood and  womanhood, thrusting beak and olaw  into the mortal remains of what was once  gloriously alive but now morally dead.  "Old Crow I" But, alas, how many take  no warning I They make me think of  Caesar on his way to assassination, fearing nothing, though his statue in the  hall  crashed   into   fragments at his feet  Charles Fox, the renowned statesman,  and in olden times senators of the United  States, who used to be as regularly at the  gambling house all night as they werein  the halls of legislation by day.1 Oh, the  tragedies of the faro table 1 I know persons who began with a slight stake in a  ladies" parlor and ended with the suicide's  pistol at Monte Carlo. They played with  tho square' pieces of bone with black  marks on them, not knowing that satan  was playing for their bones at the same  time, and wassure to sweep all the stakes  off on his side" of tho table. State legislatures have again and again sanctioned  tho mighty, evil by passing laws in defense of race tracks, and many young  men have lost all their wages at such so-  called "meetings." Everyman who voted  for such infamous bills has on his hands  and forehead the blood of these souls.  But in this connection some young converts say to me: "Is it right to'play  cards? Is there any harm in a game of  whist or euchre?" Well, I know good  men who play whist and euchre and  other styles of games without any wagers.  I had a friend who played cards with his  wife and children and then at the close  said, J'Come, now, let us have prayers."  I will not judge other men's consciences,  but I tell you that cards are in my mind  so associated with < the temporal and  spiritual ruin of splendid young men that  I would as soon say to my family,  "Come, let us have a game of cards," as  I would go into a menagerie and say,  "Come, let us' have a game of rattlesnakes, "-or into a cemetery and sitting  down by a marble slab say to the grave-  diggors, "Come, let "us have -a game at  skulls." Conscientious young ladies are  silently saying, "Do you-think card playing will do us any harm?" Perhaps not,  but how will you feel if in the great day  of eternity, when we are asked to give an  account of our influence, some man should  say: "I was introduced to games of  chance in the year 1898 at your house,  and I went on from that sport to something more exciting, and went on down  until'I lost my business, and lost my  morals, and lost my soul, and these  ohains that you see on my wrists and feet  are tho chains of a gamester's doom, and  I am on my way. to a gambler's hell."  Honey at the start, eternal catastrophe at  the last.  Stock gambling  comes   into   the same  catalogue.   It must be very   exhilarating  to go into the stock market  and   deposi-  ing a small sum of money run the chance  of taking out a fortune.    Many   men are  doing an honest and safe business   in the  stock market and you   are an ignoramus  if you   do   not   know   that   it is just as  legitimate   to   deal   in   stocks as it is to  deal in coffee or sugar.or flour. But nearly  all the outsiders who go there on a financial excursion lose   all.    The   old spiders  eat up   the unsuspecting flies.    I   had   a  friend who put his hand on his   hip  poo-  ket and said in   substance, "I have   here  the value of $250,000."   His   home is today penniless.    What   was   the   matter?  Stook   gambling.    Of   the vast majority  who   are   victimized   you .hear   not one  word.    One   groat   stock firm goes down  and whole columns of newpapers   discuss  their fraud or their disaster,   and  we are  presented with their, features   and   their  biography.    But   where one such famous  firm sinks 500 unknown   men   sink with  them.    The great steamer goes down and  all the little boats are swallowed   in   the .  same en gulf ment.  Gambling is gambling, whether in  stocks or bread-stuffs or dice or race horse  betting. Exhilaration at the start, but a  raying brain and a shattered nervous  system and a sacrificed proporty and a  destroyed soul at the last. Young men,  buy no lottery tickets, purchase no prize  packages, bet on no baseball games or  yacht racing, have no faith in luck, answer no mysterious circulars proposing  greatf income for small investment, drive  away the buzzards that hover around our  hotels trying to entrajj strangers. Go out  and make an honest living. Have God on  your side and be a candidate jfor heaven.  Kern em ber all the paths of sin are banked  with flowers at the start, and there are  plenty of helpful hands to fetch the gay  charger to your door and hold the stirrup  while you mount. But farther on the  horse plunges to the bit in a slough inextricable.  The best honey is not like that which  Jonathan took on the end of the road  and brought to his lips, but that which  God puts on the banqueting table of  mercy, at whioh we ara invited tb sit. I  was reading of a boy among the moun-'  tains of Switzerland ascending a dangerous place with his father and the guides.  The boy stopped on the edge of the cliff  and said, "There  is  a   flower I mean to  Or other itching, burning, stinging skin diseases���������^as salt rheum, scald  head, itch, ringworm, ulcers, Inotehes, piles, can be quickly relieved and  cured by Trask's Magnetic Ointment. Gives instant relief; has made  phenomenal cures. It has been tested where obher remedies have failed,  has proved all that is claimed for it. A remedy of merit���������recommended  by eminent physicians���������try Trask's���������25c. "I was a great sufferer for'  five years. The first application of Trask's Magnetic Ointment relieved  me, and one month's treatment cured me.���������P. J. 0'Con������ell> Geneva.  Francis U. Kahlr������ Toronto.    At all Druggists and Medicine Dealers.  V.t  ft"-  h  V.  r  I  . Wi  "I   almost   have   it,"   he fell 2,000  Birds of prey were  seen a few days  get." "Cbino away from there," said the  father. "You will fall oft." "No," stiid  he. "I must get that beantlful flower."  And the guides rushed toward him to pull  him baok when, just as they heard him  say,  feet,  after circling through the air and lowering gradually to the place where the  corpse lay. Why seek flowers off the edge  of a precipice when you can walk knee  deep amid the full blooms of the very  paradise of God? When a man may sit at  the king's banquet, why will he go down  the steps and contend for the refuse and  bones of a hound's kennel? "Sweeter  than honey and the honeycomb," says  David, is the truth of God. "With honey  out of the rock would I have satisfied  thee," says God to tho recreant. Here is  honey gathered from the blossoms of trees  of life, and with a rod made out of the  wood of the cross I dip it up for all your  souls.  The poet Hesiod tells of an ambrosia  and a nectar the drinklng'of which would  make men live forever, and one sip of the  honey from the eternal rook will give you  -eternal life with God. Come off the malarial levels of a sinful life. Come and  live on the uplands of grace, where the  vineyards sun themselves. "Oh, taste and  see that the Lord is gracious |", Be happy  now and happy forever. For v those who  take a different course the honey will  turn to gall. 'For many things I have  admired Percy Shelley, the great English  poet, but I deplore the fact that it seemed  a great sweetness to him to dishonor God.  The poem "Queen Mab'' has in it "the  maligning of the deity. Shelley was impious enough to ask for Rowland Hill's  Surrey chapel that he might denounce  the Christian religion. He was in great  glee against God and the truth. But he  visited Italy, and one day on the,'. Mediterranean with two Mends in' a boat  which was 24 feet long ho was coming  toward shore when an hour's squall  ���������truck the water. A gentleman standing  on shore through a glass saw many boat*  tossed in this squall, but all outrode the  storm except one,. n which Shelley and  his two friends were sailing. That never  came ashore, but the bodies of two of the  occupants were washed up on the beach,  one of them the poet. A funeral pyre was  built on the seashore by some classic  friends, and the two bodies were consumed. Poor Shelley! He would hare no  God while he lived, and I fear had no  God when he died. "The Lord knoweth  the way of the righteous, but the way of  the ungodly shall perish." Beware of the  forbidden honey!  CONSTANTLY EXPOSED TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. I  ish. I  3-  up  ifo  No Cause tor Congratulations.  Wilkins���������-Does   your   baby ^ "wake  often during the night?  1  Popleigh (with   a tired   look)���������No!  never wakes up.  Wilkins���������I congratulate you, old man!  Popleigh���������You needn't! My babynover  wakes up, because he never goes to sleep I  ���������PUCk. fijr-  Can EGZ@������na  We will mapshall an array of those*  who have taken "Kootenay," and  let them toll under* oath.  William Mareham, of 242 Catherine St.  North,' Hamilton, Out,, suffered intensely from Eczema lor two years,  " Kootenay " cured him.'''  George W. Dawson, Fulton, Ont., had  Eczema for five years, tried medical  treatment, both in Canada and the  United States. & got no relief until  he used Kootenay.    He is now.curecJ.  Jean Hudson, 105 St. Andrew St., Ottawa, Ont., had Eczema all over his  body���������hands, arms, face and head  covered with it. Nothing did him any  g-ood till he took Kootenay. Now he  is free from disease.  Mrs. Ann Richards, of 2SAikman Ave,  'Hamilton, was unable to rest day ox-  night for two months with the torture;  ofEczema. Four bottles of Kootenay  Cure rid her of the disease.  Mrs. Geo. White, of 13g.Stins.pn St.,  Hamilton, gave "Kootenay" to her  little daughter, aged 9 years, who had  suffered ��������� from birth with Eczema. It  cured her.  Mrs. Sarah Burdiek, of 440 Park Ave.,  London, Ont., declares that she suffered  from Eczema for over 5 years, and that  "Kootenay" cured her when three  physicians failed.  We could go on multiplying- instances  of Eczema cures, but the above are surely  sufficient to convince any reasonable  person that Kootenay Cure has no  superior in the treatment of skin diseases,  even those of the most distressing- nature.  Full particulars of the sworn testimonials  of the above cases, with hundreds of  others, mailed free by addressing- The  S. S. Ryckman Medicine Co., Limited,  Hamilton, Ont. Write for free Chart  Book.  He Falls An Easy Victim to Rheumatism and Kindred Troubles���������A Twenty  Tears' Sufferer Tells How He Foanel  Release.  From theTRichibuctd. N.B., Review.  Mr. Win. Murray of  Cormiersvill������i  N. B., is ail old and respected farmer,  and a pioneer^ settler  of the thriving  little village he now, makes his home.  While Mr. Murray was yet a   young:  man, he, together with his father and  brother, founded one of the  best mill  properties to  be   seen   in   those   early  days.   The mills consisted of a sawmill  and gristmill, and were operated  and  managed bjr the two brothers.    Labor  saving appliances being then comparatively unknown, the 3roung men   were  exposed to dangers and difficulties almost unknown to- the' piesent   generation.    One of the   greatest, evil*, in  connection with the business  was exposure to wet and cold, which,   though  unheeded at the time, have crippled its  victim with  rheumatism,    in   a   late  conversation regarding his disease, Mr;  Murray told the following story of his  long misery and final cure by the  use  of Dr.   William's   Pink   Pills:    "For'  over twenty years I have been a sufferer from   rheumatism.    I   attribute  the cause of the- disease   to   the   time  when as a young man I worked at our |'  mills.    In the winter ive would haul  logs on the pond where  the alternate :  thaws and frosts of early spring would }  imbed   them   in   the   ice   and    slush.  "When the time came .for starting  the' mill I would go out on the  pon  sometimes in water up  to my  knees j  and   work   away   from   morning   till \  night chopping logs out of the slush j  and ice.   I was generally   wet   from \  head to foot,, and every second night of I  the week I would,   without changing f  my clothes, stay up and run  the mill \,  till daybreak.    So you see I   was   for \  two days at a time in & suit   of   par- '  tially wet clothes, and this would last  unty the ice had melted in the  pond. *  After a few years rheumatism fastened '  itself upon me as a reward for this in- >  discretion, and ever increasing in its  malignity it at last became so bad thai '  for weeks in succession I could only go T  about with the aid' of   crutches.    At !  other times I was able to hobble about '  the house by the aid of two canes, and j  again at other times it would ease off '  a little and I was able to   do   a   little  work, but could  never   stand   it   for.  more than a couple of houis at a time.  The least bit of walking in damp we*- T  ther would overcome me and I remem- ���������  ber one stormy night when  I  tried to  walk from Cocagne Bridge to my home,  a distance of five miles, that I  had to  sit down by the roadside six  times   to'  ease the terrible pain  that  had  seized  my legs.    During all   those   years   of  agony I think  I  tried,all  the  patent  medicines I could get a   hold   of,   but  they did me ho good at all. I consulted  doctors,   but my sufferings remained  undiminished.    In  the  fall  of   1895  I ,  went to a. doctor in Buctouche to see if  there were   any   means   by   which   I  might at least be eased of   my   suffering.    The doctor said   frankly,    "Mr.  Murray ydu cannot be cured,   nothing  can cure you."   I was not satisfied and  then I determined to try Dr. Williams'-.  Pink Pills.    I procured  half  a   dozen  boxes and began taking them at once.  I soon felt a change for the better  and  after my supply had   been   finished   I  got another half dozen boxes and continued talcing them according to directions.    That   dozen  boxes   was   all   I !  took and you see me now.    lam  alive  and smart  and  can   do   any   kind   of '  work.    I did my  farming  this  spring  and could follow the  plough for days  without feeling any rheumatic   pains. ���������  Yes Dr. Williams'Pink Pills did me a  world of good  and   I  strongly  recommend them for the cure of rheumatism."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills create new  blood, build up  the nerves    and  thus  drive disease from, the system.   In hundreds of cases  they have  cured  after  all other medicines   have failed,   thus  establishing the claim that they are  a  marvel among the-triumphs of modern  medical   science.    The   genuine   Pink  Pills are sold  only; in boxes,   bearing  the full  trade  mark,   "Dr.   William's  Pink Pills for Pale People,"   Protect  yourself from imposition by refusing  any pill that does not  bear  the  registered trade mark around the box.  Stare  Frlsrht.  "lam told," said the amateur, **that  some of the most experienced actors get  nervous while they are performing."  "We dp," replied Stormington Barney  "every salary day." ���������WHWW^**-***^  ���������M  ,'<-  IiOCAIiS.7  fruit   trees are looking splendid thip year  end, pfqmjge s, fine crop.  ������ hqrae belonging to Horace Smith of th,  Bay <tied atjont a week ago.  fsfi-Call at Anderson's if you want a Cres-  peot Wheel.    Jt 'a the old standby.  The IVunsmmrs deny the reported offer by  them of the tug Lome to the^ U, S.  The sailors of the , B.urvey hpat   will play  Cumterland   a football   match  here on the  The preparatory work having been finished, the work of spiking No. Q shaft is now  under way.  U. S. government has received an offer of  ft number of trained war elephants for Ber,  vice ^n-Ouba.  The Nbws acknowledges with thanks an  ���������   invitation frgui the committee-wMayor Bate  chairman���������to attend the  celebration of   th(  1    Quean's birthday at Nanaimo.  It is ofBcially announced that the Queen  has, accepted the resignation of the E.irl o������  Aberdeen as governor-general ' of Canada.  Pie suocofcsor has not been named.  . The flag whioh waves over the Union  flote}, upon the receipt of the news of Glad-  Stone's <h'*th, was lowered in *ec<>������nition of  the sad event. The flag at the American  Consulate was also at half mast.  it  We l\ave received the "Station List" of  the Methodist Conference which is '<rf course  subject to correction.  We are glad to notice llev. Mr. Hicks is  pot dew* fox Cumberland. Rev, C. H. M.  Sutherland goes back to Wellington, and  Bev. J. F. Betts who lectured here on  Armenia was elected president. About  ,   joo delegates are^hvattendance.  crirl lav face down in. about a foot of  water, quite dead, Coroner Abrams  visisted the place Friday morning, and  after .inquiring into the circumstances  c-oncluded it would be a waste ol public  money to hold an inquest. The Rirl was  19 months old.  't>  POLITICAL   COMMENT.  As will be seen by. an   announcement  elsewhere in these columns,  Dr.  Robert  Lawrence will, be an Independent  candi  date for member for this district   at   the  coming election.    It is too early   to   say  definitely now whether he will be the only  candidate.    He certainly is  a  most res.  pectable one, and well qualified for the  position.    The fact   that he is a resident  of the district and has important interests  here, will count, too,   with    many.    The  doctor has a goodly degree of popularity  which will make,him a hard  customer to  beat.!   If he ?s to be opposed   we trust it  will be by one equally worthy.    For ourselves wh shali throw no mud toward any  respectable candidate who may enter the  race,'nor tell any lies about him; and we  sincerely trust that if there   be a contest  this year it will be a clean one.,   However, if a candidate be not clean himself he  can have no reasonable ground of com  plaint if the hose is turned on him.  NOTICE  I hereby give notice that it is my intention ao apply thirty days after this notide  to the Board of Licencing Commissioners of  the City of Cumberland   for a licence to sel  fermented and intoxicating Kg��������� *^ e������-  ca my premises,  known as   the    JNew ung  Und " on lot 3 block 3, Cumberland.  !������ j x*���������   .  1 esQ Wm. Gleason.  22nd May������ lSoa*  PEB90NALS  BASEBALL MATCH  Jock Stevenson,���������Mascot,  WAVERLY TEAM.  W. Gatt,   Jim Jones,   John Cullen,  F. Gosby,   Mike Kennedy,   Jim Coaly,  Billy Kilpatrick, Scrapy, W. D. Conners,  EMKRGENCY-Mike    Campbell,   and  Mickey the Tough.  Jonah���������Tom Curran.  Brasey. Kesley, water boy.  CUMBERLAND TEAM  '    The team as it will line up on the 34th  of May:  W. Ashman, F. Ramsay, T. Hudson  F. Curran, G. Richardson, Fred Kimpel,  C. Crawford, Noah  Casena, J. Ashman.  TO COMMENCE AT 10:30 a.m.  ALERT BAY.  Mr    William   Halliday of Alert Bay  , called at our office Monday. He returned  to Comox about ten days  ago.    He has  not seen   much   of   King-come Inlet for  some months, being now  connected with  the Alert Bay Indian Boys School.    The  school was established by . the  Dominion  government   about live   years ago - at an  expense of about $9,000.    It is under the  control and   management of the Church  Missionary  Society.    It  will  st  present  accommodate 35. ^king, all   Indian boys  who appl>, educating, feeding and clothing them, free of cost.  Alert Bay is on Cormorant  Island just,  off the east   coast of   Vancouver Island,,  about 120 miles north of Comox.    It contains a post  office,  two   stores, cannery  saw-mill, church-and two schools, besides  , raining Home for   Indian girls.    The  whole white population numbers about 20,  Indian population from 100 to 500 according ts the season of the year.  One store  and ������he sawmill are managed   from   the  Industrial   School,     the    other      store  and the cannery by the Alert Bay Co.  A number of mineral claims have been  located near there within the last two  years and some   good   specimens   have  been found. '  Just before he left for Comox he says a  party of five men and one woman had  arrived'from South Africa. They intend  prospecting on the..Nimkish River. At  certain seasons -.of the year in this river  deposits of pure gold have been found in  small pockets, and this party will search  for the lead from which it is derived. One  claim about' thiee miles from Alert Bay  has been sold for $6,ooo.  NOTICE.  . In the matter of the estate of William  Henry Smith deceased.  Take notice that by an order of His  Hon. Eli'Harrison, I have been appointed adminstrator of the above estate.' AJ  debts due the above estate must be paid  fortwith and all claims duly verified mubt  bo riled with me not later than the 30th,  of June 1898,  when I will" distribute  the  a3SNaSnaimo,     -    F. McB.  YOUNG,  May 11, '98. Official administrator.  UHIOH  SHIPPING.  May l&V^Sbip E.   B. Sutton, 26Q0 ton?������   ,.  Hono'ulu  V 20���������The Maude, 141 ton'-i, .   '  ������'������ , ������__Ning Chow, 2825 tp'i- 'Frisco.  ������ 21���������Tag Lome, 34 tons, ��������� uel  ������ "���������Thistle, 254 tony, Port Angeles.  " 22���������Tepic, 425 tons, Vancouver.  " , '*���������J. B. Brown, waiting to load for  Dutch Harbor-  ������������  ���������'���������������St.     Nichaels,   loading   for St.  Michaels.    <  Minneola due Wednesday,  Ship James Nesmith due.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees   j  SHRUBS, ROSES.  RHODODENDRONS, GREENHOUSE AND  BEDING OUT PLANTS.  ^cultural Implements  SPRAY PUMPS,   FERTILIZERS,  BEES  AND BEE SUPPLIES.  Most Complete *tock  in B.   C.  NO AGENTS. Catalogue FkbbC  M. J.   HENRY,  604 Westminster Road,  VANCOUVER, B. O,  TheCosgroveCo., will perform hereto,  nigh and Tuesday night, Wednesday nigh*  at Courtenay and Thursday night at Comox  FT>r7 Staples left Friday morning for Vic  toria.  Capt. Freeman of tne Glory of tbe Seas ���������������-  in town.  Mr. Alex. Dunsnroir   arrived in Victoria  on Saturday.  Mrs. Ben W'eatwood baa returned from a  Visit to Vancouver.  , jflr. Wajler has come  back   from a protracted stay in Victoria.  ��������� Mr. Bert Moore   returned  Wednesday,  looking pale but improved.  Mrs. R. H. Pidcock of Valdez Island is  Tisiting Mrs. John Peacey of Comox.  Mrs. Collins and. children of  Victoria are  Visiting her brother Aid. W. Williard.  Mrs. JE. W. Fraser has gone to Vancouver  t������ |oin her husband who   has located there.  Mrs. Sam   Piercy of Comox left for the  East three weeks ago.    Mr. Sam Piercy intended to leave last Friday to join her.  Mrs. Hewitt of the Comedy Co. says  ft lero is nothing the matter with the ladies  of Cumberland and Union; it is the, gentle-  men who are in trouble.  Mr. A. I>. Williams^ formerly of this  place, is in Seattle on a visit where he ha-  been joined by his wife. It is understood  he has a good position in the customs'* service uxyler Uncle Sam.  Passenger last.  Per City of Nanaimo, May 18th 1898.  H. Waller, Mrs. H. C.ollws, Mrs. Marshall, J7W. McNeil, Mrs Dobson, Mr.  Mr. Ramsay, Hashim, Rahy, H. Hashim,  M. Hashyn, R W Clarke, J A Williams,  Miss De Gare, Mrs. Forrest, Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. B Westwood, F McNeil, W  1 Goodwin, G Mnllor, R��������� Davidson,TMun-  ro, W Spence, F Armstrong, C Armstrong. .   WHARF NOTES,  It- was very pleasant at. Union Wharf  Jast Wednesday and quite a number of  Unionites and Cumberlanders were down  The Egeria .yas anchored in the bay.  The s.p Sutton or Sultan���������which is it?���������  was nearly loaded tor Honolulu* but the  captain said he didn't know just sure.  The sailing ship Brown was laying off a  Vittie way patiently watting for its turn to  ijoad for the north.  The new fire brick works were in operational 'least, they were turning out fire  c1av������  IfJie new telegraph office building was  ready but it could pot be learned that the  new operator had arrived.  The. supplementary estimates provide  $600 fo*ar.e.w schoolhouse here.  "' The new engine No. 4 come down ftom  Union in. 20 minutes last Wednesday or  somebody is a tiar. The engine like a  ?ew baby has been weighed and, found  ^ turn, the. scales at 88 tons.  ������AD ACCIDENT.  On Thursday evening, Mr.John Har-  . wood was met by his little son as he was  returning home, from *ork, who saidIbis  sister has* fallen into tbe water. The  topv lead the way to a small creek run-  ^ into  the Trent  Reiver,  where  the  We have  without doubt the^  STOCK of DPY GOODS  to hand and to arrive ever  north ������1 Victoria.  We ha, jus, added aDressing^J��������� which will  *������������������  cfM^p^.terfV*���������.;^^"^^   Jacket, Cape,  at  you anything you ma} ���������f>,1" ���������e ��������� '  REASONABLE PRICES,  '  '- tl  VJ

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