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The Weekly News May 25, 1897

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 re^KjjUA.v*^0*iUiW������I^Ma*ffU^^  n������r vh._m NCAwH^^-^r.c^i^CUi'  waasttsU.',*****;*  ��������������� ^iinain-! *mii^*"*^i*  ������'���������  ������> /���������  $$stt  NO.  236.  UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT.  B.    C,    TUESDAY MAY, 25th,    1897. $2.00 PER   ANNUM.  n  V  Union Meat Market  rF  or  1/  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.  |o|  SIIMIOISr   LEISER  o   BLOUSES IN" GREAT    VARIETIES   AND  JLX1X1 PBIGE8.   ,  LADIES'  AND    CHILDREN'S     TRIMMED  AND   UN-  TRIMMED STRAW HAJS.  ..-.,.,   M I LI.IN E RV.��������� Newest styles,   "Ladies* Ihjht sum-  k %ti) mer l"iC^:rwtiar' ^otn 20 cents and upward:  feW LADIES' SUMMER   DRESS   GOODS.���������Ging-  .?������������ hams and Prints ill all shades and,price-;  MEN'S SUMMER , GODDS-T^aed   suits,    Bji'I"origan  R^| unde?AVVvar, e'c. etc..������������������������;��������������������������� ,-.;��������� ;v-  $|jf Tan  boots and shoes to-suit Men, Ladies.  A full   assortment  in Gro-  !������  \r^i and . Children.  &ii cerles .as usual  QUstaV ftifcck. #1  Mortgage Sa!e.  oc  MORX.aAG-S     SAuH  farra   situa.o''"hi tb.e; f/ial;  .. Conua:v''v--Vy.7;'     '  '-".'.���������:\*>\V ^--"'J.V"    '   valuable,  :fc    of  UNDER   and by virtue of the. powers  . contained   in   a   certain    mortgage,  tenders  will be .received   by-.."the' undersigned for the purchase of those  certain  parcels   or tracts  of land 'and  premises  situate, lying and being in the District of  I-' Comox, in the Province of British Colum-  [' bia,   and known as   sections   66   and   67  according to the official   map  or plan   of  ^ the said District of Comox,containing by  admeasurement 320 acres   more   cm-  less.  This property is within a mile of Courtenay, aj������d -fiices Comox Hay.    There are a  house and barn upon the   place.    Mineral rights, to a cer portion of the property.  Tenders   will   be   received   up   to  the  15th, day of June A.D. 1897.    The  highest or any lender not   necessarily accepted.    For  terms and   conditions  of sale,  apply to the undersigned.  Mcl'Hniur.s&Wn.i.iAMS,  Bank of li.N.A. Building, V.incouv<*r,  Solicitors for the Mortgagee.  Dated the 121I1, day of May 1897.  236  7BIBTHS.  / Harmstok ��������� In   Comox   Settlement,  April  29un the wife of Mr.   William   Harmaton, of  ' a girl.  TWO JTEW  BRIDGES.  Works of Value to the People of  Comox   District.  Orders  have  been   sent out  from the  r offices  of the  Lands and Works  to  the  government   agent   to   begin at once the  f preliminary work for the bridges over the  |i Trent and Tsable  rivers  on   the   Nanai-  mo-Comox trunk road.    The  appropna-  1 tionin the estimates for these two bridges  is $3,500.     As   soon   as   the   necessary  measurements have been made plans and  specifications     will   be     prepared     and  . tenders  will   probably be invited for  the  construction of the  bridges.���������-COLONIST.  Mr.   Gauvreau'sV Opinion.  In writing to a friend Mr. N. li. Gauv-  reau C.E., to whom a.sample of .the ore  recent!v discovered'near here had been  sen stales:... '���������     '   ���������  '���������The specimens you sent ;ne show  ' richness'in the ore. It h . cupiite or red  oxide of copper which is next to native  copper in value. * *.* -No doubt it wil.i be  found in sinking a shaft that the copper  'runs in strings. The few to whom I  have shown the specimens, are much  impressed with their good showings.  The impression has always remained in  my mind after our visit to the dam site,  that some good find of ore would be  obtained in the vicinity, as the rock  formation struck me to be highly mineralized."  In our issue 13th, of last month we  published the following personal:  Mr.N. Belleau Gauvreau, C.E., ia a guest  of Mr. L. P. Eokstien's. Mr. Gauvreau has  explored a great portion of Vancouver  Island and has just returned from a two  years' exploration iu Mexico. Ht> ia confident there is f*reat mineral wealth on the  island, and not far from Union.  Mr. Gauvreau's opinion then expressed  would seem to be receiving confirmation.  We hope it does.  THE DRUIDS. -  The second annual session of the Grand  Grove last week at Nanaimo, when the  following Grand Officers were elected:  q N_ A.���������J. B. McLean, Union;  G G. A.���������J. H. Scales, Nanaimo;  G 3.���������J. S. Greenwall, Nanaimo;  G. T.���������Wm. Brown, Wellington; G.M.���������  H. H. Streethurst, Nanaimo: G. H.���������  Chas. Keen, Union; Trustees.���������Robert  Watson, Caesar Vinetti, and Harry Jones.  Wellington was selected as the place  for the next session in June 1898. A  banquet was held in the evening, when a  fine program of toasts interspersed with  songs, was gone through. Among those  who spoke, were the Grand Noble Arch  J. B. McLean, and Chas. Keene, G. H.,  of Union.  Visiting cards  printed  at  the  'News  j  Office in neat script.  latest by Wire  The Mint Endorsed. r  Vancouver, B.C , May  20th.���������Senator  Mclnnes'suggestion to establish a mint in  Canada has been endorsed by the   Vancouver Board of trade.  Vancouver Smelter.���������The Vancouver smelter is to be erected 111 North  Vancouver, to avoid obnoxious vapors.  , Count Ito Arrives.���������Count I to arrived from Japan to-day. He is on his  way to represent the Japanese at the  , Queen's Jubilee in'London  <    Valuable Deposits Discovered.  Victoria.���������Cape Warns of schooner E.  ,BV Marvin, brought from the North a  sample of deposit which he believes to be  amber, a very valuable substance used in  making perfumes. He has located a big  deposit of it. ,  Cannons Stolen.  New York.���������Theives have taken from  under the noses of the Wes'i Point sentinels, four large brass cannons, weighing  600 pounds each. These guns were  captured in the Mexican war, and outside  of their historical value would net a good  sum to anv one as old metpl.  * (  All Owning to The Tariff.  Montreal, * May 20th ���������The St. Lawrence-Sugar Refinery, ��������� Montreal, closed  down, owing it is said to the provisions  of the^new tariff. Hundreds of men will  be thrown out of employment.  Value of Notoriety.  London.��������� Oscar   Wilde was   released  from prison ;his   morning. ' He seems to"  be in robust health.     He declined $5,000  . for a story on his prison experience.  .- A\   More' vY-AqES;.'Wanted.  ������   Nanaimo, M.tvjzist-.���������AIMbe plumbers  in 1 in's city and \Tcf<)ii;lj  have struck- for  bigiu-r wages.    'I hev weie getting $2 pe.  (id) and now demand $3.  Stands on Her Dignity.  Madrid���������A semi-official declaration  will be issued uv the efiect that Spam  never sign ed to the sale of Cuba, or for  foriegn meditation,' "which, is a question  <he regards as .-exclusively concerning  herself.  -.  ' No Smelter for Victoria.;;  Victoria has rejected, the silver smelter  proposition and declined to even submit  it to a vote. "    '. , .  .Point Ellice  Bridge,   -v    '  Vancouver,     May     22d.���������The     Point'  ��������� Eliice Bridge case to-day the jury returned the following verdict:  "The breaking of the hanger was the  immediate cause of the accident. The  corporation of Victoria ''was blamable for  the cause, having been made aware of  the bad condition of the bridge, they  made repairs which were not sufficiently  well done to strengthen the structure.  In the jury's opinion it was the duty of '  the City of Victoria to ascertain the  carrying capacity of the bridge before  allowing such heavy cars to pass over it.''  The jury gave a verdict of $io.oao  against the City of Victoria, and costs.  Oi the darmges $7,000 goes to the widow,  Mrs. Gordon; $1,000 to the. eldest child;  $1,500 to the youngest child, and $500 to  the step-son.  Mayor Davidson Cleared.  Nanaimo.���������Alter an hour and twenty-  five minutes deliberation the jury brought  in a verdict of "not guilty," in the  Thompson vs Davidson libel case.  High Water.  Serious floods are reported along the  Fraser Valley.  Nanaimo Celebration.  Nanaimo had the largest celebration  ever held there on the Queen's Birthday.,  Excursions came in from Victoria,  Vancouver, New Westminster, Seattle,  and Whatcom. Over $2,500 in prizes  were given. A portion of Her Majesty's  fleet took part.  McPhee &  General Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY, -       -       - B.C  SAB DEATH  We regret to learn that Robert Mcfoiy  was inatantly killed on May 10th by ffje  spring of a tree, whiie clearing the way tq  their claim on " Forty-nine Creek " in this  district. Mr. McKay had many friendfj  in Union to whom this newB will come aa a  painful shock.  ^HATTER.  HAT are the wild winds  saying, as they swish around  the corners with a muffled  moan, rattle noisily at the window casements, or whirl little rings of sand up the  road in spiral eddies? Tome they all  seem to echo the words one hears on  every ������������������side: "It's the best specimen yet;"  and the winds add the refrain,X-Yet, yet,  the best specimen yet!" Then a heavier  gust drowns all which sounds like voices  of those who will not believe, as it mutters, "No, no, no!" It leaves a despondent conviction that the golden prospects  are visions n'e.ver lo be realized; but then  'a figure with blanket strapped around its  shoulders, carrying a gun, as defense  ag.iinst panthers, bears, and other dreadful gaurdians of the treasure in the  mountains, passes my window, and I  know it will return tomorrow with "the  best specimen yet;" and the wind rattling  the window pane adds,   "Best   yet,   yet,  yet !"  ���������+-*-*���������  ALTHOUGH I'stated my sentiments  as'moat dccidely opposed to flirtations,  and flirts, there a: e steps .being taken to  open a school in the art. The enterpris-  - ing voting couple���������lady and gentleman,  both biugie���������who ire noted as adept?'in .  the cruel-pastime, complacently informed  me of their intention  to open a Flirtation  .St-hool.    Mis.-. ''will   take  the  young  gentlemen pupils, and Mr.������������������, the young  ladies.    For terms and fui ther particulars  .address this departmuni,   News OFFICE.  T TRIED to follow up the rumors of  weddings which are buzzing about, and  regret I could find none o: the repcrteu  i hie rested parties to acknowledge themselves contemplating such a step,  although one young lady wis purchasing  some -lovely things and looked guilty. I  hope she won't knoiv *hom I'm writing  of!   7  71 have heard   some  are   prepaiing   lo  go out at "Camp Bonita."   The new road  Will  make it easier to reach the beautiful  'location on the beach.T  .' -*-" * '-+ ���������'..���������:'.  YOUNG gentlemen are wearing their'  white flannels again.. I am told pointed  toes are out. If one has just invested in  a lovely pair of pointed toes, such information is disgusting, and/not appreciated;  but should one contemplate getting shoes,  it is gratifying to get the latest, and tell  your dearest friend, who has vainly  thrust forth a daintily shod pointed toe,  "My dear, you are out of date, round toe :  are in, and no one wears pointed  bhoes,���������that is, no one who knows anything!" And your dear friend draws in  her little foot, and sighs discontentedly,  and you don't feel very pleased with  ���������yourself at having made her dissatisfied  if your heart's in the right place; and  unless it is, you are not of womankind,  "the best specimen yet!" And the wind  is sighing its monotonous refrain, "Specimen yet, yet, yet!"  REINE.  Union   Shipping.  The Fingal left 20th with 66 tons of  coal for  Vancouver.  Tepic left Thursday with 410 tons of  coal for Vancouver.  The Florida sailed Friday with 5750  ons of coal for Los Angeles.  The Tepic and Oscar left Saturday  with 400 and 120 tons respectively.  The J. D. Peters and Glory of the Seus  are due, and the Si.n Mateo will be due  next Monday.  Greeco-Turko Situation.  The Turks have crushed the Grecian  army; and now comes the settlement.  The'Powers .are getting alarmed at the  tone of Turkey's demands. But Greece  must pay indemnity.  The 24th was fine, the sports good,  and die day passed pleasantly. The official statement of prizes awarded, collections and disbursements are promised  for publication next   week.  MINING  NOTES.  Tho Colonist of May 17ch, says.'  Mr. Wm. Dalby who has just returned  from Uiiion, where he has staked Out several ���������  claims, says the woods are full of prospectors,  who are staking claims in all directions.  He brought do'wn several samples; which are  now being assayed at the government assay .  office. An as&ay of one of the samples made  Saturday, gives .very good results; besides  having IS per cent of native copper it ran as  high a* $30.00 to the ton iu gold. That the  liiut ii an immensely lien out, may easily be  seen���������in t.^ct it will toonrepeak for' itself,  for it is uuder&tocd ttial development work  b^ at once begun.  Development work on China Creek, Alber-  ni is < progressing, aud good strikes are.  repo.tcdia Copper Mountain.���������Claims on  Anderson Lake are looking well.���������Smith's  claim bi tween Grant's and Frauklyn Crr:ek  has been bonded for a good figure.  Texada.���������Farther     shipments    will    be  thortly ��������� made from Van - Anda   mines.    An."  American syudioale has bonded  five claims. '  .The "Snver Tip,"   owned'by a syndicate,  is down 100 w-et,    and Fliey are   getting out  P''������}uig ore which they ship.   "The ore assayed from S45.00 to.$L'S0 00 per ton at 60 feet,"  'und is-is'improving aa they go down.;'__" ��������� >/_. ,  The    "Surprihe,"   claim   has a   working  shaft" down   111' feet," 6 feet linch   ledge,'  two wa.ls defined, also a runnel'90 feet long.  Tho ore assayed . from ������16.00 to  ������1S.00 per  t<>u.    It lb   iii tho   same  vein as the   Silver  T������p  The.'Tetosiu,"'aOj-dng tlie Tip Top and  Silver King, aud UoMea Shpycr, has been  C'lftrcr' ������70 000 by a -syudicaie.  Tnere are over l"00 people on the island  now.  BIIiSriSTO   NEWS  On Thursday the Hamilton Creek  Mining Co., fonned May 6th held a  meeting at Dr. Dalbv's office. Dr. Dal-  bv was made chairman; Jno. L. Roe,  secretary-trcasuier; and Stephen Dow-  ell, superintendent and manager.  It was agreed logo ahead and devel-  ope the claims.  In   addition    to   the    above   persons,  there are in the company: P.- F.   Schar-  ��������� schmidt, J. J.   McKim, David Ennis.and  Frederick Parks.  The secretary-treasurer was directed  to write to Mr. James Dunsmuir in regard to the purchase of the land included  in the claim. Two men will go to work  on Tuesday (this morning) upon the  claim.  The copper is the richest yet .found.  The best paying copper mine in Michi  gan only goes .from 3 to 6 per cent, while  the "Bonnie Jack" goes more than  double this, is rich m gold and has some  silver.  Cuban .Affairs.  There is nothing new with reference to  Cuba, except the action of the American  Congress in appropriating .$50,000 to aid  Americans to leave.Cuba, and an order-  on paper���������-to enforce reforms in certain  portions of that unhappy Isle.  About noon on Saturday llames were discovered issuing from the west house of the  upper row of tenements below the company's  office. Fortunately Tom Hudson and oth-.  ers were near and after a vigorous light  succeeded in subduing the fire, but not until they had torn half of the roof off. The  fire probably caught from the pipe near the  tin roof plate.  Harvey Creech came over from Texada I  laud Sunday   moruiug.  A registered towusit adj-iina the Van An  da, a ������,.%00 hor.fl is t<. U built to he draws  fhr after 300 lots iiru *oid.  ���������I  I  ,   .:--'M  " .*  f  1       ��������� jj  '���������" '7-tMi  '������������������ '|;"  v\%  eft I  7'  I  i  Subscribe for    i HE  $2.00 per annum.  NEWS ���������*l  xmm^\\  The Weekly News.  M.    TVHITNiCY,    Publisher.  UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA  I cutions in the ditch behind Moro Castle. Her soldiers in Cuba have exhibited some familiarity with their weapons by shooting prisoners ami non-combatants, but they have rarely gotten  close enough to an armed rebel to practice real markmansliip.  Guatemala is to have a great fair, bur  there will be no Ferris wheel, the Government furnishing all the revolutions  necessary to amuse visitors.  The Kansas City Times says that  "Waclav Przybylowicz is a Kansas politician. This is reassuring; the, mime  indicated that he was a Polish mob.  A man named Freezer advertises in  a New York paper that he "can do almost anything, but is unable to secure  employment," and asks l'or a Job. He'll  evidently stand a much better chance  next July or August.  A thoughtful New York contemporary announces that "boiled alligator  flesh tastes very much like veal." Those  who are in straitened circumstances  and are unable to obtain veal will do  well to remember this substitute.  When a man becomes old, and his  eyes fail to that extent that he can no  longer see the grease spots on his  clothes, they also become invisible to  the members of his household. No one  brushes an old man's clothes, or takes  pride in his personal appearance. It is  disagreeable to grow old, no matter  what 3'our sex, but is worse if you are  a man.  The soul of Mine. Blavatsky appears  to be a provoking restless affair, given  to wandering about the human temples  of India in a disconcerting way.    Now  it lias boon located positively, according'to one authority, in a young Brahman, while two or three experts are  equally sure that they have detected it  in other persons.   The unfortunate part j  of the. Brahman's condition, however, '|  is that he is "too young yet to know ;  whose spirit is in him,", so that the soul  seems to be leading a sort of anonymous existence for the young Brahman  will be called upon to make use of this  spirit,   for  it, will  doubtless   fit away  soon and take up a new  residence in  accordance with Its previous nomadic  career.    In   the  meantime!  the  public-  will continue to feel a lively interest in.  the: movements of the celebrated soul,  which could only be increased,, if the  directors   of   its  itinerary  would  an- I ito  nounce some kind of a program of stop- ; q\  ping places.  THE NEW SKIPPER      0  ������ OF THE NANCY.  In the town of Bristol, on the Delaware, twenty-two miles above Phila-  ��������� delphia, stands the oldest Friends'  meeting house in that part of the country. .It was built in 1713. and is still  attended by many residents of the  place, a majority of whom are Quakers  more Or less orthodox. Most of ..them  use "thee" as a nominative pronoun,  and not a few, even of the younger  women, dress in mouse-colored garments and wear poke bonnets.  As the cycling season draws near it  is'a pleasant thing to take down one's  copy  of   the���������First   folio,  that  facile  princeps of all bibliomaniacs, and read  of the scorchers and wheel, men and  women that Shakspeare wotted of. For  amid all the. wonderful pageantry of  the plays and the'stately procession of  kings and queens, knights and ladies  fair, churls and clowns, the bicyclist is  there  not  a  whit different   from   his  present aspect.   Did not Henry V. refer  to a man on a bike .when he said:    "A  straight back will stoop?"   The vixenish 1-Iermia must have ridden a wheel,  and she was properly petulant when  she could not keep up with ber com- t  panions on the silent steed, and said: !  "My legs canuot keep pace with my de- |  i     "She is a beauty, .loe, and no mis- J     "Don't���������don't ask me," she pleaded  take."  "Yes. and fast, too."  "That'shcr best point, in my estimation."  With a skillful turn of the wheel, that  was solittle as to seem almost a toy.  Joe Parsons brought the trim steam  launch gracefully around the end of  the pier and up beside the floating  stage, with a maneuver so clever that  the paint on the side of the little craft  was not scraped.  Fred Allen. sprang out upon the  stage, and then, running his eye along  the lines of the boat, repeated bis remark:  "She's a beauty, and, as you say, fast.  Jove, she cuts the air at such a rate  that  she  carries  a  cool   breeze   with  It is related that a Kansas young  man recently kissed his sweetheart  ninety-six times in one minute during a.  single sitting, and during the same  period the young lady managed to respond with four, making an even hundred in the space of sixty seconds.  Abounding as they were in youth and  hope, and radiant with the joy of their  budding love, there was not fear 'of  microbes on the part of this ardent  young couple, who calmly pursued  their osculations undismayed by any  such scientific fol de rol.  sires."     When   King   Henry   IV  Thirteen American cities are now under Mayor Pingree's potato patch plan  of: using vacant city lots for the employment of men. who are able aud  willing to work, but who cannot, find  regular tasks at regular wages. In every, one of the thirteen cities such results have been obtained as to make  the plan no longer an experiment. The  same form has not been followed in every instance, but the general idea is  the same, of a municipality helping;to  'support its poor by giving them work  to do, but. at the same time getting a.  fair return, so that their sustenance  shall not be a burden on the taxpayers.  down an old apple woman did he. not  endeavor to lay the blame on his. wheel  by saying: "What have I done my  safety' urged me to?;' Margaret, in  "Much Ado," declared she liked "the  new tire excellently," and Romeo wore  out his pump. "I am there before my  legs." said the scorcher in "All's Well," j  and even the immortal William is on  his fourth century run.  ran i her on the hottest night."  j     Then, with a cordial "Good night,"  Of all the proposals that have been  submitted to the Government with regard to the Palais Royal, at Paris,  which is now falling into ruin, the  scheme which finds most favor with  the Government and with the public is  that of covering in the whole garden  or square with a huge glass roof, converting it into a hothouse or winter  ���������garden for the reception of tropical  plants. The cost would not exceed  $200,000, while it would constitute a  popular attraction and feature of the  exhibition of i000, and possibly restore.  to the Palais Royal some of the animation that formerly characterized that  old-time center of Parisian life.  New York Tribune: The Curfew law.  recently   enacted    in   many   Western  towns,     is   not   solving, the  problem,  "What shall we do with our boys?" especially between 0 o'clock p.  m. and  bedtime.   A young woman,  who   evidently speaks from the   bitterness   of  personal   experience,   says  that   "the  Curfew law merely calls the small boy  off the streeet to pester his sister, when  she is trying to entertain   company."  The   lurking    fear   that   the   terrible  "small boy" is somewhere about is certainly calculated to cast a damper on  the courtship of the sister and her best  young man.   Looking under the sofa  is not a. guarantee that    his   terrible  chuckle will not be heard in the. midst  of    the   most  interesting   and   idyllic  scene, for he is possessed of "a merry  devil of ill-timed merriment." and his  ingenuity is more than human.     The  "entertainment   of   company"    under  such   conditions  is  impossible.   Then  there is a public side to the question.  The impairment of the leading industry of some of these Western  towns  which have the Curfew law is indirectly   threatened  through its operations.  How is the great divorce industry to  flourish, if any obstacle is put in   the  way of matrimony and its preliminary?  Marriage is the indispensable condition  precedent to divorce.   The "entertain  ment of company" must go  Curfew is doomed.  on.   The  Alabama displayed wisdom in exempting from taxation for ten years  any new cotton factories established  within her borders, and tho first fruits  of it are a parent iu the preparations for  the institution there of a million-dollar  plant by Eastern capitalists who have  recently paid the State a visit to look  over the ground and lay out their plait  of action. Tlie intention is to make  liner fabrics than have hitherto boon  made in tho South, which is an important industrial departure for that, section, promising to help toward the solution of some of its most difficult economic and social problems. Alabama  legislation so hospitable to capital  stands in rather marked contrast with  our own, which in many cases seems  devised with the intention of driving it  away.  The celebrated celestial Li Hung  Chang has written a letter to a young  girl in Brooklyn, in which he says: "If  your parents are living I hope you are  dutiful. Here in China children are  carefully taught to love and cherish  Iheir parents. \ think we are more particular about that in China than West  crn people are. and it has helped much  to make China the oldest of nations."  One precpt of the decalogue is as em-  Allen lightly climbed the ladder that  led to the pier, while Farsons, after a  preliminary toot of the little steam  whistle, backed slowly out into the  stream, and then kept up the North  river at full speed.  "A beauty, indeed." he kept repeating to himself, thrilling with a strange  pride at the thought of being owner,  master and crew of such a saucy little  marine creature.  For tlie Nancy seemed almost alive  to him. He was a bookkeeper, in a  down-town bank, a sober., industrious,  loyal, and good-hearted fellow; who  preferred the pleasures that do not  appeal to the general run of young men.  Two years before he had conceived  ! the idea that for at least six mouths in  the year it would give him great pleasure to spend his evenings and holidays  in just such a craft as he now possessed.  The Nancy had consumed $1,000 of  his by'no means extensive savings, but  Joe was happy, aud what is money  compared to happiness.  First the launch spurted, ahead at  her best speed, then slowed down to  hardly more than half speed, all the  while her shrill'whistle tooted much  more frequently than is required by  the laws of navigation. Joe was playing with Ills boat as some men do with  a fine horse, as a woman does with her  laughing lirst born.  In and out among the larger river  craft the Nancy glided. Several times  he all but got in the way of tugs and  ferryboats, but these experiences only  made his miniature voyage the more  exciting. c . c  One of the maneuvers carried  him  close  to Alio piers on. the  New  York |  side of the river.  Suddenly Joe, looked ahead, just in  time to see a human figure shoot from  the end of a. pier and strike the water  with a splash.  At that moment the Nancy was not  more than twenty yards away.  "A suicide!" burst from Joe's lips.  Then: "But I'll spoil the game."  The launch sped quickly to the spot,  thou hesitated and almost stood still  under tho influence of a sudden reversal of the engine.  In that pause of an instant Joe leaned  over the  side and   found   himself  phatic upon the duty of the children to j grnspiug a young woman.  War with Spain would have no meaning in the ordinary sense, thinks the  Baltimore American. A fleet would be  sent to Cuba to occupy it, and that  would be the beginning and the end of  the affair. Real powers have attempted to invade this country, powers that  had sure-enough navies to back their  troops, and they have failed utterly.  .Spain's most recent military exploits  have been her war in Africa, where she  kept her army locked up in a fort and  begged the natives for peace, and her  present series of material military exe-  iheir parents as is any precept of Confucius or any Chinese practice.   But. in  the Western world the law   given   to  Moses enjoining the honoring of father  and mother, though coupled with   the  injunction that this duty be shown that  one's days may be long   in   the   land  is   not   reverently    followed,   particularly in the peart republic    of   North  America.    The Jewish peoples   are  a  creditable exception to ..a rule of filial  impiety, not one of neglect of parents,  not one of failure to support them  in  their declining years, but failure in the  honoring of parents which is enjoined  by the commandments of God and is  followed by profound reverence   and  humility by the peoples of the Orient,  whom we are pleased to call barbarians.    Our peart and universal Yankee  nation,  whose inhabitants   are  much  given to elbowing of their seniors out  of the way and to flippant disergard  ?n the young generation of the garnered  wisdom of the elder, would do well to  take a lesson in filial conduct aud in  divine doctrine from the Semite  and  the Mongol.  The next moment the Nancy began  to go backward through the water, but  Joe had lifted the sylph-like form into  the boat, aud now the young lady lay  between him and the engine.  Her wide open eyes stared at him in a  peculiar fashion.  "Do you do this often?" he queried,  not knowing what else to say.  A sigh was the only answer.  "I must scold her," thought Joe.  So he began:  "Miss, don't you know that suicide  Is one of the wickedest things in the  world?"  The expression on her face changed  to one of relief.  "Yes," she answered.  "Then why did you jump into the  water?"  "So you didn't see me"���������she began,  but stopped in sudden confusion.  "I saw you just as you struck the  water," he answered.  A sigh���������this time one of unmistakable relief���������escaped her.  "Why did you try to," he went on,  sternly.  "Don't ask you what?"  "Don't ask me anything-, please!    I  shall be greatly obliged to you, if you  will humor mo."  "Well,  you  are  a  queer  girl," .  he  commented.     "You   reach   the   point  ���������.where life has no further charms for  you,  and  then  immediately   begin  to  ask favors."  Under pretense of working at the  engine, he managed to turn the little  lantern so that it shed a fuller light  upon her face.  The cheeks were pallid���������naturally,  Joe inwardly commented���������but the  great, tender eyes and inexpressibly  sweet face did uot belong to a woman  who would deliberately end her life.  It was a face with which any man  not wholly a brute would be unable to  avoid falling in love.  "See here," came suddenly from Joe,  "you didn't really mean to jump into  the water?"  "Oh, but you promised, sir, to ask  me no questions."  "I didn't promise; it was you who  made the request."  "I make it again," she pleaded.  "Surely you will humor me."  "And do everything else that you  ask," cried Joe, suddenly, overwhelmed and conquered by the most wonderful little face he had ever seen. "What  shall I do. first of all?"  "Talk about something cheerful,"  ������-she urged, with a. shiver.  "Well, in the first place, you're certainly wet, and you must be cold."  "Oh, no; the night is too warm for  that."  "Won't you take.a little taste of this  brandy?" he suggested, producing his  flask. "It may save you from catching a. severe cold." She took the flask,  but only the merest drop passed her  lips.  Then Joe. in obedience to her whim,  branched out into dissertations on the  most general topics. He felt that he  was talking like an idiot, but he-evidently pleased her. for soou she joined  in his talk, and displayed not only uncommon intelligence, but a vivacity  that was hardly to be expected.  All .this time they had been speeding  up the North river. Joe suddenly  awakened from his delicious absorption to find that they were opposite  Harlem.  "Where shall I land you?" he asked:  "Anywhere; I must be getting,  home." "...  "And may I escort you there?"  "Oh, no; not for worlds."  '"   Her   look   was   both   pleading     and  frightened.  "At least, may I call to-morrow, to  make sure that .you have not suffered  from your exposure?"  "Please don't think of doing that,  either. And don't try to find out anything about me."  "1 am a gentleman.''.said Joe, with a  simplicity 'that much have touched  her. The boat had landed by this time.  She stood up, shook out her garments  ���������which were alniust dry by this time  ���������and held out her hand.  "Good-by." she saill. "and thank you  ���������thank you l'or more than 1 can toll  you.    We shall  probably  never  meet  again,   but   I   shall  always  look   back  ! upon you as one of my friends. Thank  I you. again, most earnestly, and good-  ! by."  Joe held her hand for a few seconds  longer than he needed to, and tipped  his hat almost reverently as she glided  away.  "No, she certainly didn't mean to  commit suicide," he soliloquized, gazing intently at her rapidly disappearing form. "Confound it, if I meet that  girl again, I shall certainly fall in love  with her. What is all the mystery  back of this affair, I wonder."  The Nancy backed water again, then  steamed down the river. Twenty minutes later the launch was at her berth,  and fifteen minutes after that the fire  was drawn and all made snug about  her.  Then Joe wended his way home, his  pretty craft forgotten in the mase of  thought with which the adventure of  that evening had filled his head.  And when, in his bed, Joe Parsons \  da33:.*.ja93:333:33333:-������^  iii  w/  an  tried. In vain to wop sleep, these words  kept running through his brain:  "If I meet that girl again, I shall  certainly fall in love with her."  But month after month went by, and  Joe did not once. behold the woman  that the river had yielded tip to him,  only to let the town swallow her'up  half an hour later.  ' It was only a few weeks ago that  Joe had been taken from the books off  the bank and established in a small,  cozy office to attend to the correspondence of the institution.  A typewriter was necessary, so he  advertised for one. There were a host  of applicants,, but. many of them had  not the necessary knowledge for his  kind of work, so they were rejected.  When the door opened to admit still  another applicant, and Joe looked up,  he almost shouted in his glee, for the  newcomer was the young woman of  "the river episode,  The recognition was mutual, but  each strove to ignore the fact,' and Joe  plunged at once into an examination,  of her qualifications. ,  She gave her name as Nora T.)ur-  well, and responded to all his questions  so satisfactorily that he engaged her  on the spot.  "I am sorry the salary is not larger,"-  he said, apologetically, "but,the bank,  regulates that, and I have no control  in the matter."  ��������� Only a few days ago,, an observer-  might have seen Nora gazing .with  truly feminine delight at a pretty solitaire ring on her finger. Joe's hand  was resting affectionately on her shoulder. ' .  "Tell me," ho said, suddenly, and  with something of an air of proprietorship, "how you happened to be iu the-  river that night?".  "I was pushed in." she replied, turning pale at the recollection.  "By whom?" _ ...  "My husband." ' ~  "Your husband'.'''  "Yes; he was a fearful brute. That-  night he inveigled me out on tbe pier,.  with the deliberate intention of murdering me] But I am trying to forget  all that, riease never speak, of it  again."  "Little girl,"  said  Joe.  with  husky-  tenderness, "if you are willing to marry me after such an experience in matrimony, what a great faith you  must ,  have in l'n'e."  "I have," she replied, simply.  The Nancy lias a new skipper now���������  the  most delightful  skipper i imaginable.���������Minneapolis Tribune.  v II  ;Don't Go to Brazil. '  Brazil is not a profitable place to goto without capital. Our Consul at Para  utters this warning to Americans, declaring that "energy aud push" are not  enough for emigrants to start with.  He says: "No Americans coming to-  Para without the moans to maintain,  themselves while acquiring the language and seeking employment can.  have much chance of success.  "That language is Portuguese, and  one must know it in order to find employment. Para has more applicants-  than positions. Salaries are small, and.  living the most expensive iu the world.  "Nearly everything consumed here is-  imported, and pays a very high'import  duty. Salaries for clerks are from $15-  to $45 a month. The uncertain and.  everchanging value of the money has-  an injurious effect upon trade. None-  suffer more from it than they who work  for wages, for while tlie cost of living  is made dearer by the financial condition of the country, salaries undergo. .  little or uo change as the money fluctuates in value. As to outdoor labor, no-  white American who exposes .himself,,  as he would be compelled to do, to the-  sun's burning rays, wet season, could,  hope to escape the yellow fever.  "It is true, money is plentiful and the-'  exportation of natural products guarantees a permanent prosperity to this'  part of Brazil; but no one can successfully deal in rubber unless he has a  large capital. The competition is groat...  In the rubber^field, men without money  can play no part, unless they become-  rubber gatherers, in which case they  would have ten chances for death  against life. On some of the rivers, 50'  per cent, of the natives die who go������  there.  "The value of the milreis is the lowest in the history of Brazil as it now  requires over (>',{. milreis to buy $1  (United States), which, in the middle .  of the coffee and rubber season is an  unlooked-for condition. Business is-  flat."  Retailed.  Electric energy is now retailed in  New York like milk, empty cans being,  collected and replaced by full ones..  The size of the cans varies with the  uses to which they are to be put. The-  smallest are those carried by tbe ballet  girls to supply the electric lights they  wear. These batteries are about the  size of a box of cigarettes. The pocket  batteries worn by cyclists will light a  bicycle light for ten hours.  Mirror Made of Celluloid.  A London scientist has invented a.  mirror of celluloid which accurately reflects every object. The celluloid mirror is unbreakable, and is cheaper tharn  glass, and lighter.  v  A  'i  A.J  MC  People rush around on Monday as  though they were ashamed of having  been idle on Sunday. I'!.  117'*  r  {  '* '1 /  1(5  111  A  ���������I  r  ftfie ofd Zion Church,on foe b/6 counfry road,  I Where Jne old wagons halted to em^fyReload  Of tfie farmers wKo came.vvnen Jne caJmSabbattdaj'  Put tfhe f>Jow,and fte Ranter,and reaber away.  Icanheor the Corori'alYon" fJow out-from thechon?  Bubbling over Ihe eaves, and uf> lb fine sfcire,  Where one Jsair of Bluebirds on Sunda/didberdr  To join in ftie Jryms of tfie old Zion Church  Ine oJdZjon Church.Dov/M ifi homely old ai-sles  The river ofsor>������ Lj-oke in n J>ple.s of 5fnt ies,  As.Jtie bride drew her robes from, altar To door     -  Thro, tfie sunshine Jftaf .sweetened fiieoIdoaKen floor;  And our ]ear6 often flowed when Hie whole vjlJa������ewe$  Where the honnie wee Sabe,m i/s white coffin slejbf,  Whi/e fife old Pardon fcUfiow Deaffi in his search  fhr Ihe jewels of Ood came to old Zion Church  1 tfie old Zion Church. I can see if in Spring  When on  And all Ifiejpnp  When orchards enfold if in sweet bioasomini  e Jono 5ummer it basks in Jne heat  Where swift swallows swim InVo JKe billowst f wheat,?;  And Ihe foneof its bell on fne ifi'Il AutUmn morn - [:&������'  Weds tKe quai \% mel Jowalfc, far off in ttie corn.  And in Wfnttr Ihe snow wra/������s 1n> Cf.daranJ birch  That keep walc/i by Jfie ������r*ves b^tfs* old ZionCWcl  r*\,  ffre old Zion Church, where the feFF cedar waves  Its manfte of <4Joom o'er my anchors 6ravea.  Where my fWTfierand moffferwereJoniaoolaid,  And tfce whifsoorwijll mourns in rhemi/rmoi-ous 'sha<U  When, my ftm������ cornea tb say f������rewe)l tolt������e emr11\.\  I would like to return to Jn> scenes of my birtm,  Shake off Jhe bid husk, Jeave tfie wodd in ffre lurch,  ror Heaven can't,be far from Tfie old Zion Chu'rch  - Robert MMntyre,. j  ���������Chicago Times-Herald.  MAGNET TO SAVE EYESIGHT.  X'owerfnl   Instrument   Cansea    Metal  Particles to Come Forth.  Every man who works where particles of metal fly about is liable to get  one of them in his eye. Time was  when such an accident meant blindness  2n one or both eyes, but nowadays this  Is not so. There is in the New York  City Eye and Ear Infirmary a magnet  which has repeatedly drawn out of the  human eye such an atom as used to  destroy sight. The magnet is of sufficient power to lift sixteen pounds and  It takes 120 volts of electricity from  the incandescent light circuit to actuate  it. When an ej-e which has become the  unhappy^ possessor of a fragment of  iron or steel is brought near this magnet the presence and location of the  metal is immediately rnade,inanifest by  u bulging of the coats of the eyeball.  TThis is the exact spot located, and  . with the attraction continued at full  limit the matter of the extraction of  the particle becomes simple. When a  * patient comes to the doctor to be treated for an injury to the eye he is seated  in a chair with a headrest, facing a  good light.    The doctor first steadies  of the eye specialist, and with the point  of either he makes an insertion beneath  the particle, and in a moment, if the  surgeon, be skillful, the metal is out  upon the surface.  Horses PedL on Beefstealcs.  "Of all fads that fashionable people  indulge in over their pets, I think the  strangest idea is that of giving their  horses meat as a variation to their ordinary diet." said a veterinary surgeon.  "Beef only is used. It is baked until  quite dry and hard, then minced very  fine, and given mixed with oats or meal.  The animals, so far from refusing, seem  to relish the mixture, and it is thought  to improve their condition and courage,  but if continued too long they become  vicious and their coats deteriorate.  "A well-known titled lady expends a  good-sized sum altogether in meat for  her numerous carriage horses and  hacks. She has one mare that will  greedily eat a beefsteak unmixed with  meal if minced small, and it has one  per week. I know a retired army colonel, too, a famous hunting man, who  frequently gives his hunters beef-tea  and other 'meat extracts' in their bran-  mash.   Possibly it's not entirely mere  WRITES  LIKE THE WIND.  Isaac S. Dement, the Man Who Dashed  Off 402 Words in a Minute.  Writing shorthand came naturally to  Isaac S. Dement, the man who broke  his own record of 397 words a minute  the other day at Quincy by dashing off  402 words in the same length of time,  adkf.  THE   HUGE    MAGSTJET   DOING   ITS   WOKE.  the eyeball with the thumb and forefinger of the left hand. Should he discover that the bit of metal is very  ���������minute and not to be readily seen, he  calls an assistant, who focuses the light  upon the eye by means of a large six-  Inch reading lens. When he finds that  the particle can be seen nicely he takes  the gouge or the bistoury, the two  ",*ii*ty and yet terrorizing instruments  fad, for there is one London brewery  whose horses are similarly treated, and  a famous race horse that won some important events last season, was given a  partial diet of meat at intervals."���������  London Answers.  There is only one part of a man that  feels better on Monday than it felt on  Saturday, and that is his corns.  and thus demonstrating anew his right  to the title of the world's championship. .   His   brother,   Merrett   H.   Dement, who taught him his first lessons  in the art, was one of the best stenographers in> the country in his day. Another  brother.  James  E.  Dement,   is  one of the leading members of the profession in Chicago. It will be seen that  tlie Dement family is well represented  in  the  great  army of stenographers.  Mr.   Dement  looks  upon   stenography  as an art and a science, as well as a  profession. He lias been making hooks  and curves since he was a boy, and  has yet to find the individual who can  dictate faster than he can write.    All  public  speakers  are alike  to  him   in  that  he  has  never  met  one  who  as  much as bothered him.   The ones who  have tested his powers of speed most  fully   were   Dr.   Phillips   Brooks,   the  noted preacher, and Rev. H.  V. Reed,  who used to preach several years ago  in Chicago to a congregation of pre-  millennists.    The latter talked to Mr.  Dement once at the rate of 250 words  a minute for half an hour, and this Mr.  Dement regards as the hardest proposition he ever encountered.    For the  past four years he has been out of the  field as an active reporter, devoting his  time and abilities to the business of  publishing his text-books    on    shorthand.    In his spare moments Mr. Dement gives his literary genius a chance  and writes novels.   In addition to this  he finds time to exercise his Inventive  powers, and has patented several useful   mechanical   devices.  PRINTERS  IN   HARD  LINES.  f ypesettinsr Machines Have Put Hundreds Out of Work.  What becomes of all the pins? is a  question that has puzzled economists  for generations. Millions are made every year, and yet the world is not overstocked. What has .become of the  ^���������inters since the introduction of typesetting machinesV is a question far  more interesting and important.  During the past five years typesetting machines have been set up in tlie  city printing offices all over the country, and in the city of Chicago alone  there are over 200 of them. Each of  these machines does the work of three,,  men. It takes but one man to run each  machine; consequently there are 400  printers in Chicago bereft of work because of the substitution of machine  for hand composition. All of the daily  newspapers use machines; all of the  book-publishing houses likewise have  them; a few of the job printing establishments employ them upon pamphlet  and circular work; one concern does  straight composition on machines for  various job printing houses, at a reduction in price from.that formerly "allowed for hand composition.  The situation, from the printer's point,  of view, is growing worse daily. The  weight of years is telling upon the majority. The younger among them have  succeeded in mastering the art of typesetting by machinery, but the older  members of the craft have found it difficult if not impossible' to do so. In  view of the new order of things tho  employers, in co-operation with the  Typographical Union, have reduced the  hours of labor so that a larger number  of printers may find employment. The  average duration of a machine printer's labor is seven hours i daily, while  he is permitted to work but six days a  week. This gives opportunity, for the  employment of a considerable number  of substitutes, who thus manage to  earn enough to subsist upon. On two  other days in each week the machine  a   good    living.      From    neighboring  tradesmen and professional men he can  procure work enough to keep him busy,  aud net, in most cases, more than he  could earn at the case.   Many of these  printers are increasing their facilities  year by year, and when old age over-  lakes them will be in possession of a  business that will assure them a competence   if   not   comparative   wealth.  One   gratifying   fact   in   connection  with the printing craft is the gradual  decrease  of late  years of  that class  known as the tramp. He seldom makes  his appearance in Chicago.    Intemperance, which has ahvays been the greatest foe of the' printer,  is decreasing.  Employers demand reliable men, and  these being plentiful there is no room  for the bummer.   When any such come  to the city they soon discover that their  chances' of obtaining employment are  meager, and they betake themselves to  other fields.  Acknowledging the fact that machine  typesetting has wrought a revolution in  their craft the printers generally face  the situation with fortitude and even  cheerfulness. Those who can do so are  qualifying themselves as operators:  those whoso years preclude them from  attempting to learn what is practically  a new trade are looking about them for  other means of earning a living. Hundreds have sought the smaller towns  where the typesetting machine is yet a  dream and where its cost will keep it in  banishment for many years to come.- A  few���������a.' very few���������have surrendered to  an inexorable fate and have gone to  the Childs-Drexel printers' home at Colorado Springs, but the vast majority,  are battling manfully with fate and  will continue to battle until "the jig is  up."  f>  Increase in Weight.  i-In Williamstown reside two young  men'of a scientific turn of mind. They  have been discussing whether a man  weighs more after eating than before,  and have decided that eating adds nothing to the weight, while drinking makes  cHlW\N/K^J  operators are permitted, if they choose,  to put on substitutes. At the present  time all are urged to exercise this privilege, although no effort is made to compel them to do so.  No trade requires of those who follow  it as high a degree of intelligence and  as Avide a scope of general information  as "the art preservative." Not only  must a printer be able to read and  write readily, but he must also understand the rules of grammatical construction in order that he may correct  the blunders that may creep into his  copy. He must have a knowledge of  history and of men who make and  have made it. He must be famfftar  with the record of passing events, and  have at least a smattering of the arts  and sciences. He must he quick to detect errors that others make and ready  with a substitute for an imperfect or  Inelegant sentence. Many a writer has  been saved from humiliation by the  kindly interposition of the printer  whose task it has been to put his manuscript into print,  It is not surprising, therefore, that  with these qualifications many hundreds of printers have graduated into  other avocations which are regarded  as occupying a higher industrial plane.  On nearly all of tlie daily newspapers  of Chicago practical printers find scope  for their talent. A majority of the  managers, editorial writers and workers who have made the Chicago news- I  papers what they are���������the greatest in  the world���������served successively a* print-'  ers' devils, compositors and writers.  One result of the coming of the typesetting machines has been a great increase in the number of small job  printing offices throughout the city,  with a small job press, a couple of  fonts of body type and a fair assortment of job type suitable for card, billhead and circular work. An enterprising ������������nd industrious man can earn  itself known in avoirdupois. Monday  they weighed themselves just before  going to dinner. Mr. Porter weighed  191 pounds, and Mr. Wheeler 165. They;  also weighed what they ate for dinner,  and the experiment showed that the  smaller man was the better feeder, for,  according to the scales, he got away  with three and a half pounds of eatables, while his companion's capacity  was only two pounds. The men weighed themselves again directly after dinner, and both declare that their weight  was not increased at all.���������Boston Evening Transcript.  Honors to a Dog.  Here Is a paragraph for dog-lovers���������  and dog-haters also���������taken from the  Loudon Telegraph:  At a meeting in Bolton Town Hall,  held on Saturday under the mayor's  presidency, twelve Humane Society's  awards for bravery were distributed  by Lord Stanley, M. P. A unique incident was the presentation by his lord*  ship of a collar and silver medal to a  sagacious Newfoundland dog, "Princess May." The animal saved the life  of a child playmate by snatching it  from beneath a tram-car. The incident  was declared authentic, and unparalleled of its kind.  Hard to Keep Awake.  In the long arctic nights there is a  constant difficulty in keeping awake.  Greely had to make very strict rules to  keep his men awake during the long-  arctic night. Beds were not allowed  to be made, and the men were compelled to get up and move about.  Forfeited Land in Texas.  The State of Texas is not rich enough  to give everybody a farm, but still has  a lot of laud for sale cheap. Some  2,000,000 acres of public land that was  sold and forfeited for non-payment  goes on the market this winter. THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    MAY,    25th.    1897.  '8 MILT  ssued   Every Tuesday  At Union, 3, C.  IVS Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  ' IN   ADVANCE.   '  One Year   ... ....   ������200  Six Months    125  Single Copy    0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One iach per year $ 12.00  ..    ..   month       150  eighth col   per year     25 00  fourth   ..      5000  week, .. lino         10  Local notioes.per line         20  Notices of Births, Marriages and  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons failing to get The News regularly should notify the Office.  fUESQAYT'lviAY, 25th,    1897.  VICTOBIA. OUR aUEEN.  J[ HE Queen's birthday has wot been  observed with quite so much eclat as  usual, for the simple reason that Jubilee  Day follows so closely upon it���������June 22d.  That will be celebrated with a splendor  and degree of enthusiasm scarcely equalled by any event in history.  That Victoria's reign has been the  longest of any British Sovereign, would  not be a cause of rejoicing, had it not  been also the most glorious. It is significant that the chief feature of the occasion is not to be a gorgeous pageant.  Throughoutj[the British realm the Jubilee  Day is to mark a new era of liberty bene-  ficience and charity. On that day the  fetters of 20,000,000 slaves held, in tribal  bondage in Africa are to be broken. On  that day many a hospital and library are  to be endowed; and in Canada there has  been established in commemoration of  the event the "Victorian Order of Home  Helpers." It is known that these, and  similar movements have the approval of  the Queen; and they surely best illustrate  the spirit of her reign, which in the  main has been one of peace, and always  one of progress.  will be wiped out. We are also at the  mercv of the fire insurance companies  now, some of us paying as hijfh as $6.00  on a $100 for one year, even then not  being able to get enough insurance to  protect us. . Not to incorporate under  the circumstances would be suicidal.  THE GOOD HOTJSEKEEPK  How ean I tell her ?���������  By her cellar, n  Cleanly shelves and whitened wall.  I can guess her  By her dresser,   ,  By the back stair caae and hall;  And with pleasure  Take her measure  By the way she keeps her brooms ;  Or the peeping  '     At the "keeping"  Of her back and unseen rooms.  By her kitchen's air of neatnes  And its general completeness.  ���������Selected.  MINING NOTES.  ��������� Two years ago Sandon, B.C. contained  only one house and a barn; now it is a  town of 1,500 inhabitants, and the centre  of a mining district in which there are 50  mines, all working, and paying their way.  Vestadium is the name of a new metal.  It is as light as alumniuni, is non  corrosive, and not effected by ordinary  acids.  1TOTIOE.  NOTICE is hereby given that one  month from date the undersigned intend  to apply to the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council for the incorporation into a City  Municipality under the name of the City  of-Cumberland of that certain locality in  he Province of British Columbia described as follows: All lots, blocks, and streets  into which portion of Lot twenty-one (21)  Nelson' District has been subdivided  according to plans numbered 522, 522a.,  522b., on file in the Land Registry Office  at Victoria.  Dated at  Cumberland,  B.C.   this  5th  day of May 1897.  Alex. Grant,  Robert Grant,  Mavo Whitney,  Robert Lawrence,  William W. Willard.  There is an impression that copper is  comparatively worthless. This is a mistake, as the British American Mining-  Co. Ltd., is working the Cooper King,  considered one of the richest claims on  the Kootenay River, about eight miles  .from Nelson. The assays show $40.72  to $56.92 per ton. All that is necssary  for a copper mine to pay is that the per  cent of copper be large and the ore easy  of access.  INCORPORATE THE TO WN.  J/HE friends of town incorporation are  much encouraged, by the success   which  they have met.    The general  feeling   is  favorable to the movement.    The  people  ,  are in  favor of home rule.    No  matter  who controls the provincial  government,  our local affairs  should not be  regulated  from Victoria; we  should  manage  them  ourselves.    On principle  we  should  expend the taxes we pay to suit  ourselves.  Surely it  were better for us to have  the  money we pay as taxes expended  among  ourselves,  and thus obtain  needed  improvements, than to go without sewerage,  without streets being cleared of stumps,  and without many conveniences which we  could easily have.    And  incorporation is  the  more   desirable   because   with  the  water  supply  already  provided  for,   we  have  no large  out-lay to meet, and  can  get along nicely without costing us a cent  more.than we pay now.   .We  will   have  no need of any tire engines for  the force  of water will be sufficient to send a stream  of water over the  highest  building.    By  putting in hydrants, and procuring a hose  cart,   some  hose, and a few  ladders  we  will   be   amply   protected.      Then   our  insurance rates on Dunsmuir avenue will  be reduced   one-half.    With   incorpora-  tiod these  can be provided for out of the  taxes we now pay; otherwise we must pay  for them out   of our pockets, in   addition  to our taxes.    The  Water-Woiks  Company,   if we pay for  the  street   hydrants  for fire purposes will make no  charge for  PRIZE GGSI18I.  ^O THE PUPILS, who successfully  passed the examination at Courtenay this year, for entrance to a high  school THE NEWS proposes a contest for a prize of TWO VOLUMES  (19 si^el portraits) entitled QUEENS  OF ENGLND AND THEIR LIVES,  for the best Historical and Descriptive article on  COMOX DISTRICT,  including Union, or any division or part  of the district; and for the second best  article^ ihe Rev. Mr. John A. Logan  offers a prize of FOUR VOLUMES, viz:  "A"n:dubon the Naturalist." "Young  Folks' Scottish Tales," "Mary  Queen of Scotts," and "Queev,  Victoria."  The articles must be legibly written,  uithout any flourishes of penmanship,  upon ONE SIDE only cf tlie paper, and  consecutively, numbered, and must.be  endorsed in a wrapper addressed to  THE NEWS marked PRIZE CONTEST on upper left hand corner, and  be delivered by JUNE 151IY. Inside of  of the wrapper the writer will place an  enclosed or sealed letter, which should  contain a declaration that the. article  was composed WITHOUT aid from any  one, and signed' with the real name of  the author. The article anc3 letter will  be numbered to correspond, but the  letter hot be opened until,after a decis-  sion is had upon the merits of the articles. The decision will be based upon  intrinsic merit, but when no gieat  difference isc found in that, proper* consideration will be given errors in spelling,  grammar, etc.  The following ladies have consented  to act as a committee to pass upon' tbeL  relative merits of the various articles:  Mrs. H. . P. Collis, Mrs. F. D. Little,  Mrs. J. A. Logan, Mrs. Lewis Mounce,  and Mrs. M.-Whitney.  .THE NEWS'will publish the articles  ���������which must not exceed 800 WORDS���������  for which prizes shall be  awarded  WITH  PORTRAITS OF THE PRIZE WINNERS.  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and. Collector.���������W. B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Counqx.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner.^���������James Abrams, Union;  JUSTICES ; of the. Peace.���������Union,  A. JVJcKuujht, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  Collis.���������Comox, GrbO. F. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.���������Couktenay, J. W.  iicKcuzie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J. W. Hu-rcniNSON,  and P. S. Schahsciimjdt, Union.  UfflOBT.  THIS TOWN, the eastern p.irt of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hills, of the Buford Mountians,  about 500 ieet above the waters, of the  Georgian Straits, and 60 miles north oi"  Nanaimo. it ;s cunni-cted with liavi.e  Sound, by a line 0} railway 13 miles in  length. Its principal industry is coal  mining. Ii turns out from 70010ns to  1,000 tons of coal per day, of-'the .best'  steam,coal. Tin's is transferred over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tuys.wiih  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is 'manufactured here into a good  ���������article of' coke which bids fair to grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being constructed at  the Wharf in connection with the coal  industry.  Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It has one large,  Departmental Store besides two genera!  stores, four targe, hotels, two , saw mills,  two merchant tailoring establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metal, harness and saddlery,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  barbershops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  Education Ofeice,  Victoria, 5th, May, I897.  NOTICE is hereby given that the annual examination of candidates for  certificates of qualification to teach in the  Public Schools of the Province will be  held as follows, commencing on Friday,  July 2d, 1897, at 8:45 a. m:-~  Victoria In South Park School  Building.  Vancouver In High School Building.  Kamloops In   Public     School  Building.  Each applincant must forward a notice,  thirty days before the examination, stating the 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.  Every notice of intention to be an  applicant must be accompanied with  satisfactory testimonial of moral character.  Candidates are notified that all of the  above requirements must be fulfilled  befort their application can be filed.  All candidates for   First   Class,   Grade  A,    Certificates,     including    Graduates,  must   attend   in   Victoria,   to   take   the  subjects    prescribed   for   July  12th,   and  the water.    Without the hydrants we are j '3l!>   ii.st.ims, and to   undergo   required  at the mercy of the flames,   and it will be  only  a  question of time when the  town '  COTiIGX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comos, B. C.  <*&irx������������*vjLMftinm������������.*Yi ini������i������ nmr"r"-*y  At.  Esquimalt   and  Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  Th.e   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  ���������will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight mas' offer  Le&^c "Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.  "   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Coinox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  "      Nanaimo for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.m  For. freight or  state  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  COURTENAY.  COURTENAY is a pleasantj.village situated  on both sides of the Couiienay River, and on  tlie road uj theSSeLtJciucnfc, three miles from  Comox Eay. The road to Union also passes  through it. It' has aj central position. Here  are two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  COMOX.  COMOX-is a'viilage beautifully located on tlie  bay of ihe same name, in Comox District. A  Practice Range, Jiods House and Wharf, have  lately been established on the Sand Spit, which  forms the harbor, by th- naval authorities, ana  hero some one of Her Majesty's Ships is to bo  found two-thirds of the time. Here is a po*t  'office, two I10UI3. two stores, bakery, etc. The  scenery if- grand, and good bunting near. The  City of Nanaimo Iroin Victoria talis hero on  Wednesdays, and departs   1'riday   mornings.  I     VnWIWi  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds. fOrnamer.tal ITrees and  Shrubsialways.  Also   bulbs   in   variety,    including  Hyacinths, ^Narcissus,   Fuchias,  Tulips and Lillies.  -     - B. C.  Union,  pSSw.S: DALBY, D.DS.&LD.sf  &    Dentistry in all.its Branches   $  Plate work, tilling and extracting  ^ Office opposite "Warerly Hotel, Union ^  Hours���������0 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from     (<y  A' 6 p.m. to S p.m. &  J. A.   ZMPLjEOID.  General    Teaming.      Powder  Gil,   c:Ac.,   Hauled.    Wood  \r. Block's Furnished,  SCAVENGER   WORK  DONE  OTi'StBEEI.i4NJC5    SHOE    SHOP.  I   have  moved into my new, shop en  Dtmsmuir Avenue,, where I am .prepared  ' tojnanufaclure. arid repair '.all   kinds   oi  men's, women's, and children's shoes. >  Give me a call. 7  NELSON 1JARKS.   ���������  uCAadcesxcaAxausmmc  UO iOli  TMIYOUE  ���������   . SILOOILPIPIE^  0  ���������#  N.DER50N'S  1 urn I ex.'i mi nation 5.  S. D. POPE,  Superintendent of Education.  METAL WORKS  The following Lines are  Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plumbing in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Office and Works    P^str,?et' near  News ofhee.  f^vurs *wi*XMim.tuwL.mi jiwf miiW  SUBSCRIBE TO   The  News  PER ANNUM.  $2.00  ^It publishes all that is worthy 0/ notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.        7  . -  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTER-  PRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishcs^Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  BrigM Original ''Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of the district, and  by it the district will be iudged by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased improvements.  SUNDAY SERVICES  St. George's Presbyterian Church���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at 11 a.  m. and 7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.P.S.C.E.  at   close   of   evening   service.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  Trinity Church���������Services in the evening.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector. '  ^Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  . Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  - ������S"Agent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New 'Air-tight heaters  Society     Cards  I.    0.    OF.  Union Lodge,   No.   n,   meets   em  Fi:uay wight at S o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend:  F. A. AN LEY, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  \   A. F. & A. M, B. C, R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge  meets - first   ������ riday  ' In   each  month.    Visiting brethren   are cordially'  invited to attend. l  L.   Mounce, Sec.  Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the \r.n of the moon  Visiting bu,thers    cordially  requested  lo attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate   Wednesdays oi.  each month at S   o'clock p. in.    Visiting  brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combis, Scnbe.  ota-ki*u*Xr*>>*c*:it^ezfK*������j'*i**j+Min t ������.i*  XGTICE  Any person or y.ersor:s destroying or  u'ithr.iii(in-,ji the Uegs ;:n.n Uiiieib i,i- ihe  Union bren ci >" C(jnipiin_v Ltd-ol Nanaimo, will be pro.itcuteu. A Mbeia! reward  will be paid for n.u;irn<i.iun leadiii^ to  coii\ ict'.un.  W.  E. Morris, Sec'y  IS MTDHH'**1;* ������.��������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� I WJ^JS^������tl������4JK������ts.������J������  kJCJ.Mff^l  :a  y  IV.il K: 1  V  '-ij'**'*'"f*'**2jj&g.  I &<rn prepared 1.0  furnish Stylish Figs  and do Teaming  At reasonable ratesw,  D. Kilpatriek/  Union, B.C.  IF  TEAMING-  BO YEARS'  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE   MARKS,  i"*~ DES8CWS,  COPYRIGHTS &C  Anyone sending a sketch and description may  Quickly ascertain, free, whether an invention Is-  probably patentable. Communications strictljr  confldentlal. Oldest agency forsecurlng patents  In America.    \V������ have a Washington office.  Patents taken through Maun & Co. recelvo  special notice in the  S0IENTIFI0 M/JEmCAM,  beantifu'i  any  fl.5. ... .      _r ������������������._���������.   Boos on Patents sent free.  Address  MUNN   &  CO.,  3������1 Broadway, New York.  ���������*.i<ii.tuKnt^i>  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  Why send away for your printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the News 'I Our prices are reasonable, and  we are now prepared to turn out everything  in the line of Job Printing.  >/.  M  41  i  i  1  ���������   !  i  n  vi  \1 THE    WEEKLY .NEWS    MAY.  -5 iii.  o      ,_  1097  It/  1/  Ibousebolb   lb i n t������  Proper Bed Making.���������The trained  nurse method of bed making is one which  might well be studied carefully by all bed (  makers. There is no real reason why  only invalids should'be comfortable. The  under sheet is tucked in, carefully and  tightly at both ends. On the sides, at  each corner, it is folded back carefully in  the same way that paper wrappings are  folded at the corners of a package. Then  the sides are tucked in. The other sheet,  the bJanket, and the spread are tucked in  at-.the foot in the same way, and drawn  very tightly under the sides.  After a stove is blacked, rubbing with  a newspaper will keep it bright for a long  time.  Anything that tends  to make girls in  love with the  housewifely  arts is a move  in the right direction,  and should be  encouraged.    A weekly Luncheon Club has  been  organized  among  some New York  girls with great success. A menu is made  out a week in advance,  each girl  assuming the furnishing and preparation of one  of the dishes.    The   hostess  for the  day  provides the one hot meat dish, but is forbidden'by the  regulations of the  society  from   furnishing   anything   more.   ' The  <dishes provided by the guest may be cold  01  of  such  a nature   that  they, can  be  ���������reheated  at the   place of entertainment.  Each girl  does  her own  cooking quae  independently, and the results are usually  a credit to the young cook.    After luncheon is served, criticisms, suggestions, and  questions  are0 always in  order,  and  the  .best of feeling prevails.  It is quite safe to predict that these  tgirls, so early and pleasantly initiated  into the mysteries of the cuisine, will  never have the distaste for housekeeping  and cooking that ignorance is ape to  oster.  ggirThers is Nothing  ^LEATHER  Ii it is Weil Put Together  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $15 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,, 25,   50  and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  I have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Grease at r^> BODIES  ���������FopTwenty���������Five Cents-  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  Promptly- and  NKATLY DONE  Repairing I  Wesley Willard  T r\\iwr&nr^ju  Drs. Lawrence & Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  We have appointed Mr. James Abraxas our collector ui^til lurtner notice, to whom all overdue accounts  may be paid.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  BARKER 8l POTTS,  BARRiSTERS,  SOLICITORS, NOTARIES,  &e.  Office Room 2, McPhee & Moore B'ld'g and at  ,   NANAIMO. B. C.  F. O. DRAWER   18.  YARWOOD   8l   YOUNG  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Comer of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, JJariaimo, B. 0.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  .Avenue, B. O.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  o  each month and remain ten dayB.  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Bap op. Notary Public  Office:���������First    Street,   Union, 3. C.  Cumberland Hotel,  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  (Vnd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  , .    and  new,  Billiard and Pool Tables  PuntSedge Bottling Works,  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,   ''    MANUFACTURER OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.'  Bottler  of Different  Brands   of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer  and  Porter,  Agent for the Union Brewery Company.  iKiZEGr ibibieir, scxhiid for o^sina: casru^fZ"  COURTENAY, B. C.  It  H. A. Simpson  Barpistep & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  ������T.S.:������T-������.Z:iW������0,     s.    c.  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  LIQT70B, ARITHMETIC  Said tbe teacher,   addressing   the  boy at  the head ot the class,    '' What are wa paying for liquor as a nation ?  , "$900,000,000 annually.  "Step to  the blackboard  my boy.     First  take a rale and measnre  this silver dollar.  How.thick is it? "c  "Nearly an eighth of an inch.'  "Well, sir, how many of them can you  {jut in an inch?"  "Between eight and nine."  "Give me the benefit of the doubt; call it  nine. How many inches would it require to  {pile these $9,000,000 in?" * ^  "100,000,000 inches."  "How many feet would that be!"  "8,333.333 feet. ������'  "How many rods ia that?"  " 505,050 rods. "  " How many miles is that ?"  " 1578  miles. "  " Miles of what ? "  " 15.78 miles of silver  dollars,   laid down  packed closely together, our national liquor  lull would make.    This is  only  one year's  grog bill. "���������National Temperance Advocate.  CANADIAN  Home  Journal.  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  j Bastion Street     ���������     Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign  cigars  when you can obtain a superior akti-  CLE toi the same money  Best of Wines and Liquors.  Notice to   i ax payers.  This is a journal which every Canadian lady should have.  It is edited by Faith Fenton,  and has a department in charge  ���������of the Countess of Aberdeen.  It is worthy to be in every  home in the Dominion. The  price is $1.00 per annum. We  have made such arrangements  that we are enable to furnish  it for 50 cents per annum to  everv subscriber to The News  anot in arrears for his subscrip  tion. The 50 cents must be  paid in advance and will be  sent with the name to the  liome office of the journal and  the magazine will be mailed  direct from Toronto to the subscriber. Remember it will be  no use to ask us to take, your  names without handing in at  the time the cash. Where  the husband subscribes for the  News, the wife may have the  Canadian Home   Journal  (which is a large magnificent  monthly gotten up in the  best  of style) sent her on the above  terms.  Assessment Act and Provincial  Kevenua Tax.|  NOTICEIS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance with the Statute-;, that Provincial Revenue T.'ix find Taxes levied  under the Assessment Act are now due  for the yt-ar 1897. All of the above named  Taxes collectible within the Comox, Nelson. Newcastle, Denman and Hornby  Islands Division of the District of Comox, are payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th,  1897���������Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per  capita.  Three fifths of one per cent on Real  Property.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild  Land.  One-half of one percent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cent on Income.  If paid   after   June 30th,   1897���������  Four-fifths of one per cent on Real  Property.  Three per cent  on   Wild Land.  Three-fourths of one per cent on Personal Property.  Three-fourths of one . per cent ��������� on  Income.  W. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  Jf@lR    SH1)6  FOR SALE.���������My house and two  lota iu  the village of Courtenay.  K. Grant, Union.  Y7OR SALE, RANCH���������One mile and a  -*- half from Union, contains 160 acres  and will he disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Abrams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on !Vk>ryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is 1$ storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  A PINE STOCKOF-  Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  T. D. McLean  ��������� JEW  il.  I Theobald,  House and  Sip  Painter  Paper-Hangihg, Kalsomining  and   Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All Orders Promptly Attended to  Union, ,,B. C.  Barber Shop������    ; ;  ��������� -and;; \:  ;  ;    Bathing  Establishment  O. H. Fechner,  W  ANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  at "News Office.  FOR RENT-The boarding house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  Do you know that we can print  you just  as neat a business card as  you  can  get  in  any other printing  office in  the  Province,  and just as cheap too V   Bear in  mind, we  print meal tickets  also ?   In   fact  we  can  do  anything  in  the line  of  job  printing.  Give us a trial.  NOTICE  "An Act to   Prevent   Certain   Animals from Running- at Large���������1896"  Stock owners are hereby notified to  keep all Swine, Stallions of one year old  and upwards, and Bulls over nine months  old, under proper enclosure, as all animals of these descriptions, found running  it large will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to.  Comox, B. C.        W. B. ANDERSON,  June 7th, 1896. Gov't Agent.  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  6EST  6TEEL  WIRE  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.  CHEAP! OZBIDEJLIFM! OBISAJPH  WOVEfi WIRE FEHC1KB these  ^Eiisroiisi.ca-a-'  AS WELL AS  Mc Mullen's  choice  ^ Manufactured and Sold by tit* A. T    "    ��������� r  THEoNTAR.ow^REoFENciNGco..LTa Steel Wire, JNetting for  Trellis, Poultry Yards, Lawn Fencng, etc.r  are sold much Lower this year, than ever  before.  They are the best.     Ask   your Hardware  Merchant for them.  GO TO  NEWS  FOR  WTork  AT  ices.  Billheads  Envelopes  Posters  Pamphle .  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK  'H^S^-.Qur   Work   Speaks  E*VSO^������U#r<FOR:  Dance Programmes enues  Visiting Card Mourning   Card  Statements.  Noteheads  Our   Worth  The Best Cough. Syrup,  Tastes Good. Use in time.  Sold by Druggists.      c  ; covNsj&istefwi&WM-&  I presume we have used over  one hundred bottles of Piso's  WF Oure for Consumption in my  family, and I am continually advising others  to get, it.    Undoubtedly it is the  I ever used.���������W. G. Miltenberger, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  pistes cure for;  The Best Cough Syrup.!  Tastes Good. Use in time. I  Sold by Druggists.  CONSUMPTION '  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR  4.   ^   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  | Twenty Pages; Weekly; illustrated, j  >        Indispensable to Mining Men.  S THREE DOLLARS PER YEAR, POSTPAID.  ) SAMPLE  COPIES  FRSE.  11     ���������  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don   and   the   Phoenix o  HarGford. ���������������������������-.    ���������������������������.-   Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of Toronto   Union, B.C.  BHSB j-ut^3.-gmjfi IH>^b  ������������wwat^*������������)W!aSW*e^^rtuS*aXVif-l^^^  V  ORIGIN OF MAY DAY.  t    i  FESTIVAL OF THE FLOWERS AND  ITS   ANTIQUITY.  May Day 4,000 Y'eart, A������ro���������The Day  in Kerypt, China, Mexico and Pern-  Old Knfjlisli Ciibtoms in Connection  with the Floral  JiolitJay.  i First Day of Ma3.  For tlie origin of May Day with its  joyous associations, wo are compelled  to ^o back lo a lime when men personified the powers of nature and called  them  gods and goddesses.       How far  QUVEEN OP MAY IN FBAITCK.  back the goddess of the flowers was  adored at the season when the earth put  on her green mantle with its floral  spangles of every hue. we do not know,  for the earliest records speak of a  spring festival as an institution already  that  a   festival,   in  many  particulars  bearing a close resemblance to our May  Day, was celebrated all over Italy, and  the south of Europe at the beginning of  the Christian era', when every one who  could -spare, the   time   went   into   the  woods   and   lipids  for  a  day's  outing,  gathered   flowers   and    returning laid  them'on the altars of Flora.    It is also  interesting to know that on these occasions the goddess of flowers"was personated by a young girl, the prettiest  who could  be found, who. during the  day. received the homage of her friends  and was crowned with the spoils of the  fields, a genuine Queen of the May.   As  cities grew, it became inconvenient to  go far into the country, for the excursion steamers and railroad trains packed   full of pleasure seekers  were not,  and a substitute was found by bringing  a tree into town, selling it in the ground  in  a  public  place,  decorating it  with  flowers,  which  the country people,  in  the hope of gaining shekels, or oboli,  or denarii, or whatever other coin was  legal tender for debts public and private  in the neighborhood, were easily induced to bring in.   Thus, in tlie May pole  is seen tlie descendant of the'green tree,  and the dancing about it in circles is explained by the fact that the only way  to dance round it at all is in a circle, and  also/perhaps, tho circle- has always had  a mystic significance, being much used  iu charms and  incantations.    .Having  learned  this  much from  the  antiquarians, these dignified folk may be told  to go about their business, for the rest  of our knowledge of May Day and its  festivities may easily be had from other  sources  than   their ponderous and  almost unreadable tomes.  From authors of our own tongue we  may glean almost innumerable references and allusions to the pretty custom  of hallowing the May Day, and we also  learn that less than 200 years ago the  May polo was as indispensable in every  English village as the stocks or the pillory. ' When the Puritans, who were  not afraid either of the name of traitor,  or of deserving it, by beheading their  In the quiet country districts of  France,, Germany and Italy there are  still queens of May, young girls who are  on this day crowned queens of the festivities. In many parts of Europe the  May festival takes the form of games  and athletic sports of various kinds.- It  is a singular fact, as showing not only  the universality of (he.,custom, but also  the fact that all the varieties probably  had one origin, that many of the features of the celebration in countries  very widely separated, are almost iden-'  tical. The Chinese, as well as the English, had a queen of the May. while in  Mexico and Peru, the crowning of a  young girl with flowers at this season  is a hint of the same thing.  While there seems nothing so transient as a jovial custom like this, nothing is, in reality, more permanent, and  the manner in which apparently frivolous and meaningless celebrations are  handed down from parents to children,  from race to race, constitutes one of  the bonds which unite us to remote  ages aud countries far distant from our  own. '  MAY  CiESAB.  well established and even then known  more from ancient times. The Egyptians made pictures of everything, so  it is not surprising ;that among the  paintings on the walls of their catacombs there should be found some  ���������which,   from   the  accompaniments   of  King, came into power, the idea of any  one presuming to enjoy himself while  he groveled here'upon the earth in the  humble capacity of a worm of .the dust,  was intolerable to them; so, with bell  ringing and carol singing, and other  vicious indulgences, the May Day dancing and flower gathering were tabooed  and May poles were all cut7down. But  after grim old Oliver passed away, the  night of- the storm that shook.all Europe, the people began to amuse themselves again, erected taller May poles  than were ever known before, and danced about them harder than ever. But,  as often happens in such cases, when  nobody opposed the May Day and its  pole, both soon fell into what Grover  Cleveland would term "innocuous desuetude,"   and   now  there  is  hardly  a  '51 AY DAV DA.XCEOK LONDON BOOTr. LACKS  flowers, garlands and wreaths, are judged by the antiquarians to be of a spring  festival, a feast of flowers. -May Day  is therefore at least 4,500 years old, and  it is quite possible that Adam and Eve  celebrated May Day in the garden of  Paradise if they stayed there over one  season.  When traces of May Day are discovered in the earliest ages of Egypt and  at the dawn ol* history in Greece, among  the Etruscans, among the Celts of the  Rhone and the Germans of the Rhine,  in Scandinavia and Wales and Ireland,  among the natives of the Indian Peninsula and among the Aborigines of  America and Australia and New Guinea, the conclusion is safe that such a  custom is of universal observance and  remotest antiquity. So it may be that  the Chinese are not as extravagant as  they seem when they claim that May  Day originated in the Celestial Empire  00,000 years before the flood, being instituted by the never-to-be-enough-  praised Emperor Chi-Whee, who was  fond of flowers and employed exactly  ���������1,000,000 men to take care of his garden.  Leaving, however, the claims of the  glorious Chi-Whee to  be defended  by  THE JACK IX THE  BOX.  May pole to be found in all England.  The custom of remembering the day*  however, still survives, and little girls  wearing garlands, and carrying with  them a doll decorated with flowers,  termed the "Lady of the May," still go  about the towns on this day, presenting  their doll to the passers-by as a modest  Ills own people, it is worth remembering j hint for halfpence.  A. Novel Xtace.  A race which the older citizens of a  town in West Jersey love to tell about-  occurred a good many years ago, the  contestants being a bull and a horse.  Seely, Simpkins, an enterprising you'.lir>  who made a pet of everything on his  father's farm; trained a young bull to  the saddle and rode him to mill. Horses  were comparatively rare in those days,  and the swift steeds of the present  race-tracks were unknown.  Seelej' and "Jock" were the butt of a  good many jokes, but Seeley'took them  with good humor, and contentedly rode  the bull to mill. Then, while his grist  was being ground, he would ride las  singular steed about the settlement,  whistling merrily, and showing off the  bull's best paces.  In fact, the boy was exceedingly  jealous of Jock's reputation as a roadster, and one/day at the mill, goaded  by the bantering words of a neighbor,  he declared that he wasn't afraid to  race the bull against any horse that  could be 'found thereabouts.  He was taken at his word, and .within  a week, a race was arranged between  the bull and Tom Irvine's horse. Judges  were appointed, stakes put up, and a  race-track improvised for the occasion.  At the hour appointed a crowd of interested" spectators assembled.  As the horse and bull appeared, each  fitted out in gay-colored trappings and  ridden by its owner, vociferous and  prolonged applause burst forth.- The  horse was frightened by the noise and  balked. If the bull was0 frightened he  did not show it, but urged on by a twist  of its tail and the voice of its owner,  galloped along in fine style, and of  course easily reached the winning post  ahead.  Tom and his friends were disappointed, and declared that the start, was unfair. Seeley, elated with success, was  quite willing to try it over again. .Tuo  horse behaved better at the second  trial, and it was a neck and neck race;  but Jock was on his mettle. Both r'������,i:>'s  were wild with excitement and urg ������.d  their steeds to the utmost, and in this  they were aided by the shouts and  yells of the bystanders; and again the  bull came in ahead, though by scarcely  more than a hand's breadth.     '  She Reads Hieroglyphics.  Mrs. James Robottom, of Jersey City,  is an indefatigable student of everything Egyptian, having made such  progress in her work that the great  Egyptologists of France and Germany  have written to urge her to complete  her investigations'by an 'extended stay  in the land of the Pyramids. Ten  years ago somebody loaned Mrs. Robottom "One Thousand Miles Up the  Nile." She read it .while convalescing  from an illness, and became so enamored with the subject that, she has  pursued it vigilantly from that day to  this. She has lectured in Jersey City  and Brooklyn several times, and has  been invited to speak at Cornell. One  of her talks is about Queen Hatasee,  a legend of whom adorns one side of  the obelisk in Central Park. This  Queen was the daughter of one of the  warrior kings of Egypt. Mrs. Robottom  reads these legends easily, having long  since familiarized herself with hieroglyphics.  Man's Bitterest Enemy,  "Sin is always u������.n's bitterest enemy," writes Dwight L. Moody, in  "Mr. Moody's Bible Class," in the  Ladies' Home Journal. "It separates  him from his Maker. It separates him  from his fellow-beings. No position is  to ohigh for sin to debase; no place so  hallowed but it seeks to corrupt; no  home so sacra:! but it seeks to destroy.  'Sin, like holiness, is a mighty leveler,'  says a distinguished divine. And what  may be the cause of the thousands of  suicides which have occurred during  the past year if it is not a loathing of  self? It is sin then which makes a  man loathe himself. It is sin which  makes rutin's life become a burden from  which he so often seeks to free himself  by his own hand."  FiXtensible Broom Handle.  A means for lengthening broom handles consists of a simple metal coupling  with two holes passing through the entire length for the reception of a broom  handle, and means for coupling the  same, thus enabling housewives to  utilize old broom handles and to brush  ceilings, walls and places above the  reach of the ordinary broom.  A disadvantage of the metric system,  says the Observer, is found in tlie use  of the Centigrade scale on the thermometer. Prof. H. A. Hazen points out  that-the degrees, in this are twice too  large, while weather records are complicated and filled with errors by having half the temperatures with minus  signs before them. Prof. Hazen ^suggests that both the centigrade ''and  Fahrenheit scales have their, zero jioint  dropped to 40 degrees below zero of the  present scale. This would obviate the  difficulty of the minus sign in meteorology, but the Fahrenheit degree would  remain the better.  It. is suggested that the windsails on  board steamers might be replaced with  advantage by electric  fans.    In warships the fan ought to be placed where  room can be found for it low down in'  the, ship, far below the water line.   An  electrically driven horizontal fau, with  its motor, can be got into the thickness  ol". a deck- with its, beams, if need be.  This would clearly be better than de-'  pending on a flimsy construction, which  would certainly be greatly damaged, if  not entirely shot away, in action.    If  clear decks are wanted, the windsail  is as inconvenient as it is ugly, and  ���������that is' saying a great deal.  ���������   The preparations for the exploration  of the South Polar regions by M. De  Gerlachc, a Belgian naval officer, are  almost complete.   The crew of'the Bel-  gica will be chiefly composed of Norwegian sailors' and harpooners, but of  the three oflicers holding  responsible  positions two are Belgians.   Three Belgian scientific men have generously offered their co-operation, and will accompany the expedition.   Belgium does  not furnish, however, a zoologist capable of taking deep-set soundings, and  an appeal has been made in the scientific journals of England, France and  Germany for a competent man to supply the deficiency.  From some experiments' made to determine vthe best angles for the heads  of countersunk rivets for ship plates,  Prof. Weighton concludes that for  quarter-inch plates tho countersunk  should not be less than 56 degrees, and  even a greater angle" would seem to be  not amiss; and second, that for half-  inch plates the countersink should not  be less than 35 degrees. For other  thicknesses the angle of countersink  would be in proportion, aud the folio-vying would be about the angles proper  for the different'thicknesses: quarter-  inch plate, 56 degrees angle of countersink; three-eighths-inch, 45 degrees;  half-inch, 35 degrees; five-eighths-inch.  26 degrees. !;  Ject to continuous jar, as in the case  of rails doing, at the same time, mechanical service, still the joints are  subjected to the gradual motion of expansion and contraction. The bond  must, therefore, be flexible, or it will  gradually work loose. If such a feeder  were laid with its joints staggering,  those of an active rail and cross bonded  thereto, the failure of a bond on either  rail would be provided for. By drawing a sketch of the two rails and the  bonds, it will be seen that by staggering the rails each joint is bridged by a  rail, the path having four bond joints,  If the joints are opposite, the number of  bond joints in this reserve bridge is increased to six. The use of old rails for  this purpose would seem to be very advisable, being both economical and durable. The electric continuity of the  bond may be preserved from corrosion  by embedding it in an asphaltic com.  pound.���������Electrical World.  For the past three months an interesting isolated plant has been.in operation at Messrs. J. Snook & Co.'s, of Nottingham, says the Electrical Review.  This plant includes a sixty horse power-  water tube' boiler, two twenty-five  horse power engines, one of 500 light  dynamo, four six horse power electric  motors, five electric fans, six electric,  irons, etc. The whole of the operations  of lighting, ironing, heating and ventilating in this establishment are carried on electrically. The cost of generating power for all these varied operations during, the last three mouths  has been very carefully noted, and after allowing 10 per cent, for depreciation and all charges for wages,- coal,  water, oil and sundries, the cost of generating amounts to one penny per unit.  The etching of wood may bo successfully accomplished by coating with  hydrochloric acid, which causes the  wood to soften to the depth of about  two millimeters. When both of the  acids are used together the wood becomes white, while if only nitric acid is  used the part coated becomes of a  blackened appearance. In order to prevent the etch from running, the method pursued is to previously treat the  other parts with an alcohol lacquer of  sufficient thickness or with liquid wax  or a mixture of two parts white wax,  two parts mastic and one part asphalt,  these being melted together and stirred  intimately together, then poured with  care upon the places which are to be  untouched. Some fine specimens of  work in this line are produced by  French artisans.  One of the cheapest ground returns  that can be built for electric roads may  be constructed of old rails. Flat rails  are the most convenient for. the purpose, and are usually the most available. They may be readily laid between  the rails. It is necessary, however, in  order that the rail thus laid shall materially reduce the resistance of the return circuit, that it be exceptionally  well bonded, otherwise there will be  little gained. One point may be noted  as being extremely favorable to this  class of bonding.   The rail is not sub-  On   Signing One's Name.  "Do tell the women," begged a lady  of groat wealth the other day, "tell tho  women never to sign a paper the contents of which they do not fully understand. In the sorrow and excitement  of a certain hour, I put my name to a  document which placed ray money and  niy affairs at the mercy of a moneychanger for a. dozen years. Had I.only  told him that I would think it over before signing, I should have had fewer  sleepless nights and fewer gray hairs. ,  Why did my father or my husband  never tell me this?"  To think over a paper, or at least to  read it carefully before signing! This  precept should be taught every girl  and woman as the alphabet, ofbusiness  affairs., Many things may be safely .  left her to learn by experience, but not  this. Too often it means her gentle  acquiescence in a man's "Sign here,"  with a consequent adoption of other  persons' obligations or tho abrogation  of her own perquisites and property.  A person's signature, standing before  the law for one's self, is entitled to  proper respect; and, how to sign is  scarcely less important than what not  to sign. Everybody should adopt and  cling to the use of a certain style of  autograph. Women should use their  Christian names, never their husbands', and omit Mrs. or Miss as a prefix. A signature should never be left  carelessly on pieces of blank paper'  where unscrupulous use might be made  of it, and it should be. distinctly legU  hie.-    ' ������   ., ��������� 1  A woman should learn also to respect the signature of those of even  her nearest kin. Messenger-boys say  that they are daily masked by ladies if  they shall sign their own or their husband's names on receipt-books. The  New York Tribune recently portrayed  a pretty bride with no practical knowledge of a check-book. The deliverer of  a choice piece of bric-a-brac had insisted on payment at the door. The  young woman explained that evening  to her husband that as she had fortunately remembered how he had drawn  a check the previous day, and where  he had left his check-book, she made  one out for the merchant, adding:  "You do not know how well Alonzo  B. Tompkins looked in my handwriting!"  It is needless  to add  that no time  was lost by the distracted young hus--  band in recovering that most innocently forged check!���������Youth's Companion.  Missouri Preachers   for   London.  There is a demand from over the  ocean for Missouri preachers. Not long  ago the Rev. Mr. Briney, of the Mober-  ly Christuin Church, received a call to a ;  church in London, and now it is reported that the Rev. John A. Brooks, of  Memphis, Tenn., but formerly of Mis- .  souri, has been called to the British  metropolis. Dr. Brooks is well known 7  in Missouri, where he was the first Prohibition candidate for Governor in  1SS4, and great interest would be felt  in his success should he accept the  London pulpit. It would seem that the  American style of preaching would be  a marked aud agreeable improvement  on the native London article, which is  generally impregnated with fog and  covered with coal smoke, lacking the  fluency and vivacity to which American church-goers are accustomed. A  Missouri divine in London would  change the atmosphere for a large distance around the sacred desk.���������Kansas  City Star.  Song Written TJ rider Hot Fire.  "The Star Spangled Banner" was  written by Francis Scott Key at the  time of the attack on Fort Mclienry,  made by Admiral Cockburn, on Sept.  13, 1S14. Key was held as a prisoner  in a little boat moored to the commander's vessel. Through the whole day  and night, exposed to the fire from the  shore. Key watched the flag on the  fort, and at break of day on the 14th  saw it .was still waving���������"our flag was  still there." Then, taking an old letter  from his pocket, he rested it on a barrel-head, and, at fever heat, wrote the  poem, which he called "The Defense of  Fort McHenry."���������Ladies' Home Journal.  Pots and Kettles.  A handy device for holding the covers on pots and kettles when pouring  off water consists of a piece of spring  wire so arranged as to press against  the lid, being held in position by pressure against the handle, thus holding  that in an upright position also.  '*>  m\ !i  M s  ^  HIS    BACK    UP.  HUNTING  THE OSTRICH.  "When Noah blew his horn, the camel  humped himself to set aboard, and by a  curious freak he stayed humped all his life.  Lumbago or lame back humps a man's  back simply because he caniiofc straighten  himseli'on account of the stifFnessand sore-  noss accompanying the ailment. Nature  helped the camel to his hump for a special  purpose. Nature will help a man to get  rid of his hump right off if he uses St.  Jacobs Oil, because the character of the  trouble is such that it needs just- such a  ' remedy to warm, soften and straighten out  the contracted muscles. From the,time of  Noah down'to the present time men have  had lame backs, but only since the introduction of St. Jacobs Oif has the best cure  for it been known. ' Lumbago really disables, but St. Jacobs Oil enables one to attend to business without loss of time.  Veteran of tlie  Clans.  Sir R. Menzies, the hereditary chief  of the Clan Menzies, is the oldest  Highland chief of any clan,now living.  Ho is in his eightieth year,' and wears  a kilt winter and summer continuously.  He stands 6 feet 3. inches in height.  is a disease which afflicts over 75 per  cent, of the American people. It is a  dangerous disease because it not only  poisons the blood but causes heaviness,  oppression,and dulls the intellect. Then  follow chronic headache, loss of appetite, slow digestion, nervousness, bad  breath, dingy complexion and low  spirits. It will eventually bring on  liver and kidney disease in some incurable form. 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An   ostrich   race   is   very   attractive  sport; oi-, rather, the sale of booty is  so great as  to attract hunters.    The  Arabs give themselves to it with a real  passion.    Mounted on  their fine little  horses,  they try as much as possible  to fatigue the ostrich, for as it is eight  feet high and has very strong legs it  possesses a  quickness  of    movement  which the best horse cannot attain.    It  has great endurance.   Overtaken by the  hunter, ft seeks to defend itself with  its feet and wings,  but more often  it  still strives to escape by liight, uttering a plaintive cry.    In   fact,' the ostrich, is deprived of the p������������\vor of liight  by reason of its great size.    Tlie muscular force with which nature has endowed it is not equal to lifting such a  weight.    Its peculiar organization has  made it tho courier of the desert, where  it is able to quickly traverse the almost  limitless expanse.    The Arab    kn6ws  very well that il is the habit, of the ostrich to make great detours about its  nest in a circle.   lie chases it then without  ceasing  until  it   is  almost  there,  when, worn out, it'succumbs, conceal-  'lug its head in the sand in order not to  see its enemy, or instinctively hoping to  escape a danger  which  it cannot see  any  more.    This chase requires eight  or  ten hours,  but it offers largo ' rewards.   The plumes are worth a considerable sum, the skin makes good leather aud the Arabs are very fond of the  liesli.   Besides, in spite of the fact that  it  reproduces  its  species  rapidly,   the  ostrich is all the time becoming rarer,  and it is hunted for'export ancbdomestication in other countries.    It is one  of Africa's great resources,  and may  become a new source of prosperity to  if they are willing to make  effort.    The truth 'of the ��������� popular  saying,   "the  stomach   of an  ostrich,"  has been confirmed recently by an autopsy on one, doubtless for a time captive, when the following was found in  its   stomach:     A   parasol   handle,  two  keys, two great pieces of coal, a glove,  ii handkerchief, a pair of eyeglasses, a  the  ring,' a  comb,   three  larj.  necks of two beer bottles,  shoe, a bell and a little  Paris Univers Ulustro. ���������'  e rocks, the  ���������the sole of a  harmonica.���������  Gladstone Still a Dresser.  Mr. Gladstone is now very deaf, but,  in spite of increasing decrepitude, he  dresses as jauntily as of yore, is never  seen without a flower in his coat, and  can hurl defiance at the "great assassin" as forcefully as if he was 40 years  younger. . Somebody who saw the  right honorable gentleman as he was  departing for Cannes not many weeks  ago writes that he reminded her of an  ancient oak tree, with a pink blossoming on its hoary trunk.  Raising; tlie Uacks of I'oivs.  A device for heightening the backs of  pews when the same are too low has  been patented by a church-goer of "Sandy  Lake, Pa. .It consists of brackets being grooyed to'"' receive the end of a  panel, and having a recess in the sides  of the upper part of the bracket to receive the top rail. , Chimps in the center,of the panel strenghten the attachment, which can be rendered as ornamental as may be desired.  IiPgisliilioiii'iii Wisconsin.  The Wisconsin senate lias passed'a  bill providing that no foreign corporation which is a member of a trust be  permitted to enforce any contract in  tlie state. It also adopted ' an amendment to tho general election law to allow the gold Democrats a place on the  ticket and to enable them to retain  their party organization. The house  rejected a .bill for the taxation of  church property.  leprosy Conjjress.  The'Gorman government is sending  out invitation's to an international congress on leprosy, at which Dr. Koch,  the eminent bacteriologist, will preside. ��������� Sweden, Denmark, Norway ' and  Russia have already intimated their  intention of being officially represented.  REFORMS NEED 3IOKE THAN A DAY  EILL OF ARKANSAS.  Another   U.   8.   Congressman   Indorses  Paine's Celery Compound.  To bring them about, and are always more  complete and lasting when they proceed with  steady regularity to a consummation. Few  of the observant among us can have failed to  notice that permanently healthful changes in  the human system are not wrought by abrupt  and violent means, and that those are the most  salutary medicines "which are progressive.  Hostetter's Stomach BiU.ers is the chief of these.  Dyspepsin, a disease of obstinate character; is  obliterated bv it.  THE TRAMP;  HIS   MARK.  How   He   Aids   His    Brother's   Weary  Footsteps Along  Life's Pathway.  The tramp who is a properly initiated  member of his vast and  ancient fraternity has a secret written language  in which he can communicate with auy  of his brethren, who may come along  after him.    This language,   says    the  New York Journal, belong properly to  the gypsies. 'It is of an unfathomable  antiquity.     It  is  modified   to suit the  exigencies of various countries, and in  America has undergone great developments.    Iu England and America it is  to a considerable extent identical, but  this country may affirm with pride that  its tramp can express a greater variety'  of meaning in hieroglypics.   Some-very  important selections from the sign language are reproduced here.    They are  taken from a book entitled "A Pa rish  on  Wheels,"  by  the Rev.  J.  Howard  Swinstead. an English clergyman, who,  after many years aud much diplomacy,  has ingratiated  himself with   a    few-  members of the tramp race. ;  ���������������������������No. 1 in this selection means  road is better than the other:"  means "Good for food;" No. 4 means  "Religious, but good on the. whole;" No.  5 means "No good;" No. (> means "Spoilt  by  too  many   calling;"/No.  7   means  "Likely to have you taken tip;" No. S  means "Dangerous, sure of being handed to police;" No. 0 means "Doubtful;"  A pound of phosphorus heads 1,000,-  000 matches.  HOME PRODUCES AND PCRK FOOD.  -All Eastern Syrup, so-called, usually very  light colored and of heavy body, is made lrom  glucose. "Tea Garden Drip*" is made from  Sugar Cane and is strictly pure. It is for sale  by first-class grocers, in cans only." Manufactured by the Pacific Coast Syrui' Co. All genuine "Tea Garden Drips" ,have the manufacturer's name lithographed on every can. ,  ������lQO   KEWARD   SIOO.  The readers of this'paper will be pleased to'  learn that there is at least one dreaded disease  that'science has been able to cure in all its  stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh  ���������Jure is the only positive' cure knows to the  medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. J1 all's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,  acting directly upon the blood and mucous  surfaces of the" system, thereby destroying the  loundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution  and assisting'nature in doing its work. The  proprietors have so much faith in its curative  powers, that they offer One Hundred Dollars  l'or any case that it fails to cure. Send for list  of testimonials.  Address,     F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.  tfoldbv Druggists, 75c.  flail's Familv Tills are the best.  , Within the past year, among the , the remedy is an excellent one, and do  thousands of hearty testimonials to the not hesitate to recommend it to the*  wonderful curative  powers of  Paine's  suffering."  .  celery compound that have been re- J To postpone at such a vital, time as  ceived by Wells, Richardson \& Com- J this regulating the nerves and- purify-  pany���������among the'thousands of grateful ! ing the blood is. a. ��������� serious mistake.  letters received from every state and Men and women distressed by nervous  town in the country, there have come troubles or the effects of impure blood  no less than  six  hearty   indorsements ! cannot afford  now to lose a day before  Piso's Cure for Consumption has been a  Oodrsend to hie.���������William B. McClellan,  Chester Florida, Sept. 17. 1895.  "This  No. 7 2  R:  /.  X  S5  ~������  S  from members of the national house of  representatives.  All were willing that their experience should be published,- believing  rightly that they might thus do good to  others.  In these,columns have already.been  published, the letters received from  Congressmen Meredith, Bell, Grout and  Powers. .'Now comes a letter from  Congressman Robert Neill of Arkansas, as follows:-  "My home is at Batesville, Ark.  During the last spring and summer my  eldest daughter, then 17 years of age,  was in very poor health, suffering from  general debility, nervous prostration  and frequent slight fevers. She had  the best medical attention, but apparently with little benefit. In the  latter part of Septembev last, while  still feeble she began the use of Paine's  celery compound, and improved in  health continuously. In three months  she had fully recovered, and is now in  perfect  health.    I  am  bound to think  taking   advantage,   of  Paine's   celery  compound.  ' In order to avoid disappointment accept nothing but Paine's celery compound. A clerk who tries lo sell something else, than what, people,ask for ia  evidently not disinterested. He has an  eye to profits more than to the good of  customers. " ���������     ���������  There can be no substitute for Paine's  celery compound. /'  This has been show n time and time  again in-cases where persons, too easily  led, have carried home something besides Paine's celery compound, and  have failed to get the decided benefit  they had hoped-for.  The strongest indorsement ever received for this great spring remedy���������  and no remedy ever compared with  Paine's celery compound in the character and the number of the witnesses,  to its efficiency���������the strongest indorsement it ever received did not overestimate or exaggerate in the least, its unrivalled power of  making people well.  X   X  ������-  IO  II  I*  No. 1.0 means "Good;" No. 11 means  "Very good:*' No. 12 moans "Has given,  and will again; soft, lay it on thick."  Nothing can be added to this encomium.  ProVii<r He Cas--.  Mrs. Emerson (of ifost.on)���������Vou  shouldn't use slang. Susie. Your favorite old English authors do not countenance it.  Susie���������Oh, yes, they do. mamma.  D.on't you remember what Colley Cib-  ber says about the youth that fired  the Ephesian dome?���������New York Tribune.   Small for Her.  Very Stout Lady (watching the lions  fecO���������'Pears to me,-mister,'that ain't a  very big piece o' meat for sech an animal.  Attendant (with the most stupendous  show of politeness)���������I s'pose it does  seem like a little meat to you, ma'am,  but it's enough for the lion.���������Household Words.  myself  For Herself Alone.  She���������Do  you  love   me   for  alone, dearest,?  He���������Of course I do. You don't suppose I want your mother about all the  time, do you?���������Judy.  Gladness Gomes  With a better understanding1 of the .j  transient nature of the many phys-j  leal ills, which vanish before proper ef- j  forts���������gentle efforts���������pleasant efforts��������� j  / ightly directed.    There is comfort in ;;  the knowledge,1 that so many forms of .j.  sickness are not due to any actual dis- 1  case, but simply to a constipated 'condition'of the system, which the pleasant  family laxative, Syrup of Figs, promptly removes.    That is why it is the only !  remedy with millionsof families, and is  r.verywhere esteemed so highly by all  ������vho value good health.    Its beneficial  '.sffects are due to the fact, that it is the  one  remedy which   promotes internal  cleanliness   without   debilitating   the  organs on which it acts. It is therefore  all important, in order to get its beneficial   effects, to note when you purchase, that you have the genuine article, which is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by  all reputable druggists.  If in the enjoyment of good health,  and the system is regular, laxatives or  other remedies are then not needed. If  afflicted with any actual disease, one  may be commended to the most skillful  physicians, but if in need of a laxative,  one should have the best, and with the  well-informed everywhere, Syrup of  Figs stands highest and is most largely  Jeed and gives most general satisfaction.  Cresco Corsets  Full of  Life  Means full of health. Are yon slow, spiritless? Are your nerves lazy, your muscles  flabby and'your vital functions lacking-in  energy,and' vim? Do Vou" wake up in the  morning with a dull headache, a tired,  worn-outTeeling, as if you had not rested?  These are" some of the evils that'follow"past  wrongs. It is the weakness in your nervous system, and you need just 'such'a remedy as -.-���������'._ '���������/  Dr.Sariden's  Electric Belt...  "My general health is a jpood deal better than before using: the Belt.  My eyes are brighter and have a much better luster than before. Have gained  about foxir pounds, and am more cheerful and in better humor than I was  before. 15y using your Belt another month or two I hope to be cured entirely."  ���������CHKIS HANSEN, Ellensburg;. Wash., Feb. 5, 1897.  MAKES PEOPLE STRONG.  It is a modern lifogiver. If yon are weak in any respect, it will build you  up. It cures all the effects of early habits and makes the nerve and vital  forces as strong as ever. Examine it,- if vou can, or cut this out and we will  send you our book, "THRICE CLASSES OF MEN," free, closely scaled.  SANDEN ELECTRIC BELT CO., ^..w^jv^^  When writing to Advertiser please mention this paper.  Positively cannot  aist line.  Something New. toWJ  LADY CANVASSERS WANTED.  Write us for particulars.  BEN. J. SCHMIDT & CO.,  125 Sansorne St., San Franciaco,  Cal  Make money by sue- j  ccssiul speculation in !  Chicago. Wo buy and i  sell wheat there on margins. Fortunes have been made on a small  beginning by trading in futures. Write for  fuil particulars. Host of reference given. Several vears' experience ou. the Chicago Board of  Trade, and a thorough knowledge of the business. Dovninir, Hopkins <& Co., Chicago Board  of Trade Brokers. Ofliccs in Portland, Oregon,  Spokane and Seattle, Wash.  FINEST IN THE WORLD.  Finck's "C.  C." Razor  In sizes 4-8, 5-8 and 6-S.    Price, 82.50.  Can be exchanged if not Satisfactory.  Send for General Catalogue or Catalogue of  Sporting   Goods   or  Barber  Supplies.  WILL & FINCK CO.,  820 Market St. San Francisco,  Cal.  FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK or  "Just Don't   Feel Well,"  S&zS^&LIVER PSLLS  are tho Ono Thing to use.  Only One for a Dose.  Bold by ErusrjristB at 25c. ������ box  Samples mailed free.     Address  Dr. Bosanko Med. Co. Phila. Pa.  f "CHILDREN    TEETHINC.;'        ,    }  r Mks. Winslow'8 Soothing SYJiur should always be <j  l> tised for children toe(hin������-. It soothes the child,soft-c  pi ens the fnims, allays nil pnin, cures wind colic;.and is 4j  h the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty flvo cents a (j  C bottle. It is the beat of all,  la..*.  BEST   IN THE WORLD  Its wearing qualities arc unsurpassed,actually  outlasting two boxes of anv other brand. Free  from Animal Oils.    GKT THE GENUINE.  FOR SALE BY OREGON AND  ������SSP~ WASHINGTON  JIERCHANTS*B1  and Dealers generally.  FOR THE ON-  \y perfect Incu-  bator   made,  Freight Prepaid  to your nearest  Railroad Station  or Steamer  Landing-.     The  finest Incubator Catalogue  ever issued mailed free if you  ���������write and mention this paper  PETALUMA HTCUBAT0R CO., Petaluma, Cal*  RUPTURE and ril.ES cured; no pay until cured; send for book.   Des. Mansfield  & Portep.field, o38 Market St., San Francisco.  N.P.N.TJ. No. 697.���������S.F.N.U. No. 774 ltftoUAWMGr������S^'G&&i  m  G. A. McBain  & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  ?tn-  f  m  j :..'.-���������  LOCALS   For sale���������One boy's wheel at A- <"#   on' .  Mr. Mcjuire left for home Friday.  It is said work will commence on "Bonnie  Jack" to-day getting out ore.  About 50 miners licences have been taken  out here,  It is expected the Roy road will   be completed by the 15:h, of June.  ��������� Wedding   presents.    See   the   stock  (new) o.' .-j^-evware at Leiser's.  Copper i������ now rated, at Vancouver at 27  ��������� mtsperlb,  '  Messrs E-l an-l J. J. MoKiin were passengers on tbe out-uoiug steamer Friday.  A  noted   American   expert  declares   the  Van Anila of Texada  and   Treasure   Mountain of Jervia Inlet  are   the   best   mines   ho  had seen on ihe eoaafc.  Two brothers���������Robins���������from California,  have bjnght a piece of land of Win. Math,  ejon, on the hill near Ned Small's place, o.  verlooldng the valley.  Seed Potatoes and Oato at the Union,  8tore.  We regret to learn that Mrs. John J. It.  Milior of Little River is seiously ill.  Mrs. F. D. Little has returned from a ciH-  it to California.  The children of Comox Bay eavea'very  interesting and successful concert Saturday  evening in aid of the Sailors'  Orphan Fund.  Tlie " Noble Five '" is not for sale as reported, the owners thinking it good enough  to keep.  Men's new styles in Hard' and Soft  Hiits at Leisec's.  The members of Horeb Lodge L. O. L.  Union will celebrate tho 12th .of July by a  picnic at Comox.  Some miscreant on the night of May 18th,  Btoie a new suit of clothes belonging to Ed.  Chabut, out of his cabin at Union wharf.  Mr. F. B. Smith is haviDg a porch and  oth^r impiovments added to his cottage at  Samlwick. Mrs. Smith will go down next  week for the summer.  It ia expected this Province will be divided into two  inspection   district*,   and  that  Officer  Saharschmidt  will   be  appointed as  ' Provincial  Iuspeuoor   for one of ihem.     He  13 abundantly qu*liheo.  ��������� For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION STORE.  Gentlemen   of   the   Water-Works   Co, an  anxious oommu.������;iry are  appealing  to you to ,  hurry up  the  laying  of  those pipes.    The  danger of lire ia imminent.  Gentlemen of tho Fire Brigade !.'we .aro  looking to you for those ladders which "were  t-> bo "placed in d:ttVsreut portions of the  town. Tne Backet Brigade needs them in  case of tire. Don't wait. nutil the .town in  laid ia   allies.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents.at  Leaser's.  A bill has been introduced into the Ijjo-.  minion Parliament, to prevent the ifsniny of  papers on Sunday. That's all night, but  how about the farmer who works seven days  of a week ? Ploase-haul him over tho coals  too.  Received at Willards, a fine line of buggy whips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.  Rev. Mr. L-gan, (who organized the  early closing movement here,) called to  say he had received complaints, and hoped  1.ha persons who sigued the agreement  would  faithfully abide by it.  The entertainment given by the sailors of  the Iniperieuae last week ou Monday at  C.nnox, was weli attended and wel'l en-  ''-joyed. Afti.-r.it-waa ovor many repaired to  And.-1-Um'.-i restaurant lor refreshmouts  which were served in first class style.  Bargains in white and colorei Shirts  at Leiser's  The mining fever appeors to have attacked  aomo of our Bay friends. Last Saturday  Ned Small was observed striking out for  the mountains with his " kit " He has  spent inaay- a week in this section lookiDg  for bear, and this time did not forget to  take his gun.  The May number of the Canadian Home  Journal (Toronto ) comes to us with a suggestion of apple blossoms and'spring tlowers.  Among others things it contains an enter-  taiuiug article on the "Rise and Fall of the  Maypole" by Thomas Swift; an editorial on  the Armenian questiou ; a prettily illustra-  tad pageon Golf, by the lady Champion;  the latest fashions, music, art, book-chac,  and short stories ; a sketch of early spring  inEdinburg; receiepts and household notes  by Mrs. Jean Joy. Subscription $1 00 a  year, 10 cents a copy.  NOTICE.���������The business of E. Pimbury  &Co., having changed hands, they have  placed all accounts iu the hands of F. J.  Dal by for collection, and they must be paid  on or before the 1st, day of June.  If our readers have any local news of in-  terevt, we will be pleased to insert same in  the lwal column, if brought to the office.  Dhowxed���������Allan McDonald, better V.n >wn  as .Dave,, .'was drowned last .'{Thursday iu  Powell Kiver. He jnmped from the canoe  in which he was finhing, baviug got into  the current above the fall3.' J.-aeph .Alph  who left Union a month aso with h;m to  go prospecting, witnessed the accident,but  could not help him. He was doubtless  swept over the falls into the gulf. He  was 28 aud had a family living iu Washington.  die mill. Every invitation was held out  for a big conflagration. And the precau-  tions���������none were taken.  It Was a scare.   /  About 9 o'clock Friday night the  church bells r.ing out almost silmullane-  ously, following terrific shouting of the  children. The people who have become  .nervous with reference to fires, ran out  into me streets, and shouted, ''Where?"  Nobody seemed tc know. Some came  um'niny up Third street; people,met on  Dunsmuir avenue, going- in opposite  directions.  Where ?  At last a few came   running or. Second  street explaining'^that the   fire was over.  It was   simply   a   lamp   broken    in the  Methodist   Church���������a hanging  lamp in  the main audience room,   near the front.  It was hung  on a small single wire  with  a turn, which was  straightened ouc when  the lamp   was taken, hoid of, or   by the  weight.    Falling   the oil spread  around,  ignited   by   the   burning    wick.    A^few'  charred chairs, a spoiled carpet, etc., was  the result.    But how near to the  distinction of the  church!    The hose had been  used up at the   Recreation Grounds   and  had not been brought back   to its   place.  First street and Dunsmuir avenue.    The  ladders were peacefully sleeping down at  Stotkodist Conference.  The'Conference which Rev-. Mr. Hicks  left a week ago, Friday to attend probably closed its.labors on Wednesday.  Rev.'Thos. Crosby was. President, Rev.  J. P. ,Bo*vell Secretary, and Revs. E.  Manuel, and John Robson, Assistant  Secretaries. Revs. R. R. Maitiand, J. E  Gardiner, E. E..Hardwick, and J.J. Ash-  ton, tendered their resignations. Prof.  Whiumgton resigned the principalship ol  the Columbia Methodist College, and it  is probable Rev. Mr. Hollinrake, li. A.  of Hamilton will be his successor. Rev.  Dr. Carman, general' superintendent and  Dr. Potts, general secretary of Education were in attendance.  ��������� The first draft of the stationing- committee received by ,us is in part as follows:  Union���������Rey. W. Hicks; Wellington-  Rev. C. H. M. Sutherland; Centennial,  Victoria���������Rev. J. F. Belts; Victoria,  West���������Rev. J. P. Hicks; Saanich���������Rev.  J. P. Bowel'.; Nanaimo, Hahburton  Street.���������Rev. J. D. P. Knox. Rev.' W.  W. Baer is at Princess street, Vancouver,  and Rev. J no. Robson at Kamloops.  E N;T ERTAiNMENT  At Courtenay.  The Ladies'Aid Society of the Pic-oby-  terian 'Church, Comox, will hoid a  SALE    OF    WORK-  in the Agricultural   Hall,   Courtenay,   on  the afternoon of  THURSDAY 27th.  Admission free. Meals 25 cents.  In the evening  of the  same day. Mr.  Grant's class will give a  SERVICE    OF    SONG  illustrative of the  PILGRIM'S    PROGRESS  with connective readings.  Admission  >5 cents.  Local Mining Notes. j  Mr. Eli Rowland has brought in some j  specimens, taken from a claim not far j  away, said to be 8 to 10 feet in thickness, j  and ,welt .defined. It is mostly white  quartz with some peacock intermixed.  and looks to be very rich. He has named  it the I'ate Brown.  Espimalt & Nanaimo By;.  Time   Table   No.    28,  To tnke effect at S a.m.   on Monday  Mar.  li'.hh 1807.   .Trains run on-Pacilic  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.  " Sat. &                1 fully. | Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. si. jr. ai.  W elliriKton    I   8.00   I    4.00  Ar. Nanaimo  '..I   J1.J8 I    7.25  Arl  Wellington I   12.15 |   7.45  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  " i     A  M    i    1J M  I Daily. | Sat. &  Sund'y.  Ar. Victoria !    12.SO 1   8.00  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria.  ..   |   S-10    j   '4.33  Lv. Wei ington for Victoria   |   8.15    |    4 15  For rates and information npply   at Company'!* ofllces,,  A. DUNSMUIR. JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. Gen'l Supt  JI. IC. PRIOR,  fien. Freight, and Passenger  Ac'm  A Week Earlier.  The Superintendent of 'Education'has  authorized school trustees to close ihe  term a week earlier than usual on account  oi' \iubile3 Day breaking iriio the last  week, and as some mav wish to .attend  the festivites in honor of the Queen. We  think the move is a good one. To open  on Monday, keep Tuesday as a legal  holiday, and then leassemble the school  for Wednesday, to close on Thursday  would not(beagain. The schools in  Victoria will close before Jubilee week,  and we may as well follow their example.  J  HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  AND  FLORIST,  <?  'il:  POST OFFICE ADDBE68  604 Westminster Road,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  . 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