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 \    ���������  NO.    259.    UNION  ^IvIOX  v^VJM  DISTRICT, B.C., TUESDAY   NOV., 2nd.   1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  I  ft  Union MH Market  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at  once.     Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES  SIIMIOIN'   LBISBB  urns  Fresh Salmon,    1897   Pack,   in   Half  Tins, two for 15 cents.  oun<  Whole Strips. Boneless  Two  Pound   Blocks.  Pt&rs for  ryi n g.-,.  A Full Line of the REST GROCERIES" for   Family   Trade.  Look at inn- Fall Stock in Men's, Ladies and Children's   Cloth-  md Underwear.  ing  J ust    received  VV  Rubber. Goods  a    shipment    of  direct from the  from  the    factory,  composed  of  Water  Bags,   Ice   Bags,   Syringes,  Atomizers; Tubing,   etc.  GOOD   SUPPLY OF ALL THE   POPULAR  PATENT MEDICINES.  Latest by Wire  Notable Dead.���������Richmond, Eng'.,  Oct. 29th.���������The duchess of Teck, sister  of the duke of Cambridge, and mother-  in-law of the duke of York died here at  3 'o'clock to-day. >  ' '   ..  Henry George, candidate for Mayor  of Greater New York',''died at .Union  Square hotel"Oct. 26th at 5.a. in. He had  been speaking .it-several campaign meetings the evening before.   ���������  Burglary.���������Vancouver, Oct. 29th.���������  Burglars broke into Mr. ���������Thompson's  residence arid stole cash and valuables.  Big" Gold Strike.���������A, correspondent  writes t������ the" News-Advertiser from  Klcmdike of a big- strike at Skookum  Gujch. Four hundred bench claims were  staked off in one" day. Nuggets were  found worth from $30 to $50.   .-*v  Eight Whalers, instead of five are  fast in the'ice at.Point Barrow.  Sold Out���������Victoria Oct 29th���������Ben  Williams "has boi'ght Mr Dunsmuir's interest in the Consolidated Albernij consoling of 128,000 shares-  British Victory���������Symla, Oct 29th���������  The British forces under Gen. Wm Lock-  hrtrt captured Lillapabe Pass at 11 o'clock  this morning/.'  TRUE BiLLS^TKe grand jury at Wilkes-  berrie, Pa., have returned true . bills  against Sheriff Martin and his deputies  fori he Latimer shooting,    . >���������  VVaseiep"1 Away���������Oct 29���������A special, says  tlie floods have washed away every building of Ahamda, Mexico���������a to.wn of 1200  population,'and .'all are homeless and in  .Want.  .Wrestling-Match���������Indianapolis Oct  29th-^i)an 'Meltcud - won-the'cli.iinpion-.  khipOF the world', for the heal'y 'weight  catch jf-'ca'ch c.)p wrestling match from  f^nii'.-r Burns, before an audience oi 1500 ,  at Grand Opera House. , He took 1st and  3rd falls.  Safe ��������� Cracker���������Victoria, Oct 30th���������  Williams, the ������afe cracker, pleads guilty  of burgulary and was given tuo years of  imprisonment.  BoY Shot���������The 9 year old son of J. A.  Reid of Saanich was accidentally shot  Oct. 29th.  ���������The D.   B.   &   L.   Association   allows interest on deposits.  Perfume and Toilet Articles, Soaps, Brushes & Combs.  Prescription   and   Family Recipes   Accurately Dispensed ......  HEADQUARTERS  for   Stationery    &   School* Books ,  Peacey & Co. Druggists,  Union.  Open on Sundays from 10 to n o'clock a. m.  and from 3 to 6 o'clock p. m.  M.J.   HENRY,  Nursery mart and  PLOBIST  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Greenhouse. Nursery. Apiary and Post-  otfice Addreas,   6o4   Westminster    Road.  Large stock of flowering bulbs for fall  planting at eastern prices or Jess.  Finest stock of transplanted three and  four years old fruit trees 1 ever offered,  Aa extra choice assortment of small fruit  pUnta and bushes, roses, ornamentals, etc.  at lowest cash prices.  NO AGENTS! Send for catalogue before placing your orders it will pay you.  GORDON  MURDOCK'S . . .  ^ssm***^ LI VER Y  Single and Double Rigs  to let  ���������at���������  EeasonaMeiMces  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  UNION, B. C.  NOTICE  All persons are forbidden to deposit night  soil or garbage upon  or near the  hospital  grounds, under penalty of the lav.  HORNBY ITEMS.  Mi. Spence, and Mr. Howson, teacher,  talk of going to the Klondike in the  spring. " 7'  Mr. Wm. Ford went over to Texada  Saturday, with sloop Thistle to take a  cargo of farm produce.   --.  Mr. Geo.  Howe was  over to, his firm  here last week/superintending  the work l  of clearing up a portion of it.  Mr. Forsyth, Presbyterian missionary,-  has gone to Winnipeg and will not return.  Another will shortly take his place.  There" was silver wedding, party last  Friday at Mr. John Scott's. There were  quite a number and they had a jolly time.  Mr. John Ford Sr. of Hornby Island  left on the last trip of the Miowera for  Honolula where he will remain during  the winter. '-���������'.'  Messrs. Dowel! and Edwards are at  Dyea. Mrs. Dowell has joined her husband there. It is understood Dowell and  Evan3 are in the real estate business, and  Mrs. Dowell is keeping a board house.  A new road is being made from Goose  Spit to Ford's Cove. This connects with  the road from Heatherbell's and will  enable people living on the north part of  the island lo reach the post office by  going a much less distance.  Mr. VV. C. White, who leased the Piket  farm on Denman Island, shot at an animal bel . v:d to ' ��������� a panther and thinks  he must have killed him, as a groan followed the report of his gun, and no  further depredations have followed. But  the identity of the beast is not proven  vet.  RWEAR!  ALL KINDS, QUALITIES & SIZES  Just arrived from the Gait  Knitting Mills, men's sizes rang  ing from 36 to 46.     Boys' underwear, a Specialty,  prices  away  down at  McPBEE # MOORE'S.  ������<58S?*^i������B*������*  FIFTH   PRIZE  ARTICLE.  ���������Wedding   presents.    See  the   stock  new) of silverware at Leiser' s.  "BV fUbi'ss flhavy flIMHigan.  CO.MOX "DISTRIpT.  J[ HE  City, of Nanaimo  steamed out  of Nanaimo harbour, on its weeklv trip to  Comox and I .was   one of the  numerous  passengers.    The    day' was   bright   and  clear.    We glide along.through the placid  waters of the Cult  of Georgia, unbroken  even by a ripple, and ? after  four hours of  a" pleasant  trip,   touch   the  first- part of  Comox district, when 'we land at Hornby  Island.    We see a number of the inhabitants on  the    wharf,   with  their  horses  and waggems ready to convey the  freight  to their respective homes. . We then glide  on till we   reach -Denman,   a  short  dis- ���������  tancefrom Hornby.    I need not describe  the  scene, for  it   is   similar to    that  of.  Hornby.-   Aftera  delay   of one houi we  sie.im for Comox, our destination.  I had often heard of the picturesque  scenery, as you enter Comox harbour, but  never conceived It  was   so fine as on this  tlilV  standing on'the deck of the steamer  ���������C'ty ol Nann'mo. I am enraptured by  the'scene I behold. It is now six o'clock  and tb������.rays of the setting sun illuminate-orchard, garden, and field.' The rolling green waves of the bay seem, almost  to break' aga.ns: the ruddy trunks of fir,  which clnaih the Mili-ade.  Walking through this dreamy q net  village >ve sec on either side small bdai-  ness hv>use*, v z: imels, grocery stores,  bakery, etc. We put up at a hotel, for  the night and in the morning procure a  conveyance, and drive along a good hard  road, yearly'repaired by the government,  and see well cultivated farms, protected ���������  from the inundations of the gulf by a  dyke of stable structure.  We  next  reach  Courtenay,  a  village  beautifully situated on hill and dale, with  a first class  store   and   other   business  places, and a number of pretty residences.  The road here divides into two branches,  one to Union'aind.the other, wheh takes  us   into   the   hfiart . of   the  Settlement.  Preferring the latter  we��������� drive along the  main road and see fields of corn swaying  in the breeze, and well tilled land;    Driving on farther and farther we pass over a  road,  wi'h  forest   trees on   either   side  We now  think it time to return, and being compelled to appease the inner man  we stop  at  a farmhouse  for  bread and  milk.    The. owner  of this   pretty   place  being one of the pioneers of Comox Dis  trict we learn the history of the same.  He said   when he   landed at   Comox it  was inhabited only by Indians and also a  number of whites,  whu had come  to this  wilderness only a few  weeks before   him.  The first thought which struck him, after  he   had   been   here a day, was how   he  could best put in his time  until the next  boat   ������vouli  come   and carry him away  from this forsaken region.   Eventually he  bought a claim ol one hundred and sixty  acres; and now, said he, "I   assure you I  hf d enough to do   to divert my  thoughts  from    emigration."    He  told    how year  after year he and his   neighbors labored  unceasingly  hewing  down   the  huge  fir  and pine; how after that they burned the  brush and   logs and  cleared   the land to  receive the seed.  During the last part of the narrative I  was reminded of this line from Longfellow :   '\\ band  Of stern in heart and strong in hand."  Boat after boat carried others to tlr.s  shore, who were to cast their lot here,  and lav tbe foundation of what is now  the flourishing district of Comox. We  were told that the first store built in this  district was the Hudson Bay  store, which  *s now to be seen tumrling into decay.  Anxious to reach Union before the Sun  begins to travel on her westerly track, we  ;,take leave of our  hospitable  and   entertaining host and  start  for  Union.    The  ���������road is' of the  best  and 'the air is  filled'  with the ordor of the'trees  and   flowers.  We drive  over a long.bridge "and see on  either side  swamp  land   intersected  by  many ditches, which carry off the abundant water.    After  passing a saw mill-we  soon reach   Union, a coal  mining- town,  containing  many  large business' place?,  besides many pretty residences.    Union  was built not many years ago.     We visit  the mines there and see coal unsurpassed  on the Pacific coast. ���������-  _    -  Our lime preventing us from staying  longer in Union we take the train ��������� for  Union wharf from whence we depart for  our distant home thoroughly enjoying our  delightful trip to Comox District.  Oct.  UNION SHIPPING.  26th.���������Str.   Maude, 310  tons .of  coal for Victoria.  "      28''��������� U.   S. Str.  A!bertros,".i68  tons of fuel.  "      29"���������San'Mateo,  4,400  tons of  coal for Port Los Angeles,  u       .< u���������The Tepic 3S2,t������ns'of coke  for Trail.  "      ,,' "���������Tng Vancouver  239. tens  -    , of coal for C.P.R.       ''   <���������'  " '���������   " " ��������� Str.  Thistle    256  ions  of  ��������� coal for Electric Tramway  Victoria..-' ��������� ���������  7"he Minneola loading.    Glory  of the  Seas due.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiscr's.  Union    Bay.  Miss Dalby was visiting the Cowies at  Deep Bay on Saturday.  There is a dearth of young ladies here,  but those ive have are very nice.  <m  Rev. Mi. Dodds has been' preaching  at the school house, Sundays at 3 p. m.  Dr. Staples of Union, was down here  Friday on a bicycle; came over the new  road. ':���������'  Donald McDonald ind Ralph Gibson,  and their families moved down from  Union to-day (Monday.) They will  occupy two of the new cottages.  Why can't the mail be sent down here  at same time it comes down enroute for  Comox? If another mail pouch is neces-  seary, the Union postmaster should  make requisition for it.  Approaches to bunkers are completed.  The rustic   is on the   boarding   house"  and  five  men  are still at work   on   the  building'.    The   lumber is on the  ground  for the addition to Leiser's store.  ���������M O N E Y  to loan upon improved  real estate. L. P. Eckstein.  ���������..;,i4-5= Hqii-j-ts���������World's Fair,  Gold il-leda*, Midwinter Fair.  A Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD.  vi ^ V  *.  ���������*  * Subscribers-who do not receive their paper ree-  ol&rly will pleas* notify us at ooce.  Apply at the office for advertising rates.  THE NEWS.  mTION. B.C.  The Week's Commercial Summar.y  ���������'. The Canadian Pacific earnings' for the  ,flrsfc week of July were ������473,000, an increase, of $102,000. c  The stocks of -wheat at Toronto are  101,884 bushels as against 86,284 bushels  last week and 174,831 bushels a year ago.  Failures   for the   week have been 306  in tbe   United States   against   215 last  year, and 30 in Canada   against   39 last  year.  The-average condition of winter and  spring'wheat in the United States is 84.9  percent., or 1.5 points higher than a  year ago.  .The U. S. Government crop report for  July gives condition of corn S2.9 per  cent.- as against 93.4 a year ago and 99  per cent, in July, 1S95. The acreage this  season is about a million less than last  year.  Trade has been fairly active at Toronto  the past week. The feeling generally is  one of confidence, and the outlook is encouraging. There is Jikely to be a large  Increase in autumn trade, and merchants  are preparing for it. In dry goods the  sorting-up demand is good, some dealers  reporting the turnover unusually large  for the season.  The visible supply of wheat in the  United States and Canada is" 16,609,000  'bushels, a decrease of 974,000 bushels for  the week. ' A year ago the total was 47,'-  220,000 bushels. The amount- afloat to  Europe is 13,920,000 bushels, a decrease  of 640,000 for the week. A year ago the  total was 22,560,000 bushels. Combined,  ' the total'is 30.529,000 bushels, as against  69,780,000 bushels, a year ago, a'decrease  of 39,251,000 bushels.  R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of  trade in the United 'States says: "The  analysis of failures for the . half-year,  6,973 in number, with liabilities amounting to $109,162,194, shows that- commercial failures were smaller than last year  by nearly $6,000,000, although failures  of brokers and agents were larger by ������1,-  000,000, and manufacturing failures by  12,800,000. But the manufacturing return  would have been much smaller than for  four years but for a few cotton failures  at New Bedford, and a decrease appears  in most other branches. Th'e trading failures are smaller than in the flrst half of  the three previous years.  The extended heated term, of last week  waa followed by. copious, rains in the  Montreal district, which must have done  much good in a general way, though in  , some few cases the heavy thunder showers have done some damage, and haying  operations have been probably interfered  with. Trade as a whole is of a moderate  seasonable character.' The hot weather  has induced the maintenance of a steady  sorting demand in the dry goods line for  light fabrics, and several leading wholesalers report business ahead of this time  last year. The feature of the week is the  decision of the banks to reduce the rate  of interest on deposits. A meeting of all  the city bankers was held ou Wednesday,  at which a resolution was passed. to the  effect that the maximum general rate  would be three per cent, on the minimum monthly balance, from the 1st of  September. In some few cases, it is understood, there was a modification of this  decision, by which certain banks are allowed to continue the ���������&% per cent, rate  on old deposits of. large amount for a'  time, with the understanding that the  8 per cent, rate-'.' shall \ become operative  In all cases by the 1st of January. We  hear of further borrowings of call m.oney  in quantity at 334 per cent., and the general quotation is ,3 }4 to 4 percent.  Here and There.  THE SHOE FIT.  The outing suit is in it now.  Bicycle wheels travel'on their shape.  experience   seldom  A person    of   ripe  eats green fruit.  Roads -that   afford  just as good coming.  'good going" are  .-   A man who doesn't do right should get  left.   -Isn't that-right?-  The   winning. .bn:^ball    team likewise  has its diamond jnbilcu.  Tho mud in the road   must ' ba   added  to the weight of the   load.  "Yes," said Johnson, after a rousing  liugh, "and that reminds me of a story  rather similar. It was while I was sort  of associate editor of the Coonville De-  claimer down in Kentucky 20 years back.  It happened once while the city editoi  was away and I was called upon to write  a paragraph or two to fill out- a column  that fell short. They said anj' old thine  would do, it didn't matter much what  it was���������some item of news that I could  pick up about town.  "Well. I started forth for a walk  aroui*d the place to see what I could- bag.  I only, had an hour before #he paper went  to press, and of all the sleepy, utterly  torpid old places on the face of tho globe  Coouville came near taking the palm, on  that particular evening at least. There  wasn't eveu a dog fight or a mass meeting or an unexpected' wedding that 1  could get scent of. I even went to the  police station, where I found nothing  going on but a sonorous nap at the s-;i'  geant's desk and a game of checkers jusi  petering out between the doorman am.  the darky chore boy.  "The .sanctimoniouscalm was maddening. I rushed out, half determined to  write a sonnet on a yaller dog���������the ouh  moving thing in sight���������when I wa-  se.ized by an idea. As a result something  in this wise appeared in the paper next  morning���������something to the effect that ii  was all very well for engaged couples to  bid each other affectionate farewells and  all that sort of thing, and nobody hao  anything to say against that, but it certainly did seem a bit like overdoing matters for them to select the front stoop at  just about dusk for the scene of their demonstrations.  "Well, by Jove, do you know that be  fore the gas was lighted that evening in  the office an old duffer stalked in with  fire in his eye and1 a Declaimer in his  hand. He wanted to know, by gum.  where the editor was and was finally  ushered into Blackford's office, though  he'd just got back and was awful busy.  Well, the old chap was downright mar.  and talked so loud and so fast and wave,,  the paper around in such a way thai  poor Blackford was completely bewilderec.  before he could stop .the man long  enough to find out what all the fuss wa>  about.  " 'Why,' he said, 'look a-here at this  here paragraph about my darter. Why, I  declare, sir, this is shameful. It's disgraceful, sir, and you ain't got any right,  as I can see, to print people's private  affairs in any such way as that. The  poor girl's all brorke up over it.  Why���������'  "But he was cut short by the entrance  of another wrathful subscriber, who  wanted to know what in thunder the  editor was trying to get himself into bj  publishing such impudent personalities,  that;if he didn't look out for hunseli.  etc. ; that his sister had a per ect righi  to bid her iuince adieu in' any way shr-  chose without the whole town having tc  talk about iti, and. iurthermore, kindly  have his name removed from the,sub  scription list at once.  "Blackford triea his level best If  pacify the irate gentleman and to point  out that rhore was really nothing {jer-  sonal m it���������no nam������s mentioned, oi  anything that could possibly lead anj  on*.! to suppose any particular person oi  persons were meant;���������and that he'd be  delighted to insert a paragraph in the  next issue saying it was not Miss'' ZSiettie  Jones or Miss Loretta Brown w":.o \va.������  concerned in the littie scene.. But it w..  of no use. The gentlemen both 'coincide,  in the opinion that such a measure would  only serve to bring the matter . i:;t<  greater prominence, but were .uiidecidK.  as to what course it would be advantageous to pursue.  .    ���������.',',.  "Ho did at last manage,to get rid oi  chnm.and ��������� had.-'jiist sent'.' for me, .which  KCt, though fully expected, - caused 'my  l-ru.Hes to vibrate, when in'swept a towering lady, brimful of wrath and .dignity;  who made directly for Blackford's 'sanctum, brushing 'me out of her track nt-  she would have   done thts'ol'iicw civt.   ���������  "Through the glass door   I  beheld th  expression    of   BL-.ekfbrd's    face, as     In.-,  cowered down in his   chair   with a v.-i?..!-  .ifcjjnpc to look -deeply,  terribly n'."..rX!.���������."��������� '  in a pilo of 'copy.'   The lady,  by'the w.e .  was one of the' largest, property   ow-u-i:  In town and a. valuable customer of ov:: n.  l\o wonder BLvokforci wilted.     We-!!,    sht  plunged right into him.  . Blackfo.-i  such times a brisk brushing with a  good flesh brush will do ������mueh toward  keeping: the skin clean and smooth and  the flesh firm, and may with advantage  take the place, say, every morning, of  the regular daily bath. But the dry btfth  is only for unusual occasions, the proper  use of the flesh brush being as an adjunct to the bath, not as a substitute for'  it.���������New York Ledger.  At the VThist Club.  Mr. Wiggles���������Did you go to the whist  club to-day?  Waggles���������Yes. "���������>  Mr. Wiggles���������Wh-it was the subject  for discussion this afternoon?���������Somei*.  ville Journal.  literature on the Bowery,  Hoah's Misfortune.  "I have always felt sorry   fpr   Noah,"  said the large-hearted man.  , "1 don't see any need of It,*   said   the  man of the shrunken sympathies.  "Looks  to me as if Noah got off pretty well."  "But just think of it. When the waters  subsided there was not a soul left for  him to ask, 'Now, what did I., tell  you?' "���������Indianapolis-Journal.  One of my children sprained her ankle;  which became much swollen and discolored. Some "CJuickcure" was spread on  linen, and applied; the pain ceased at  once, the swelling was gone the next  day, and oh the fourth' day she-walked  to school as usual.  Signed,   HENRY,IVERS, L.D.Si,  Quebec.  Another Cubic Accident.  Knolls���������I hear Jones was ' knocked  speechless this   afternoon.  Bow less���������But Jones isdeaf and dumb.  I can't understand how he could 'be  knocked speechless.  Knolls���������Why, a cable car ran over  him and out off both his hands.  ANOTHER VICTORY,  Kootenay Coped with Eczema  and Overthrew It.  James A. Wilson, of Paris, Ont-., d������-  lig-hted with his Daughter's  Cure.  Customer (in Bowery restaurant)���������Somt  hash, plea to.  , Waiter (to cook)���������Kipling's "Vampire,"  Bill  Customer���������For goodness' sake!    Whntf  Waiter���������"A rag an a bone an a hank o'  hair."     Ain't  yer   read  itP���������Is'ew   York  Journal. ���������  The Queen's Watermen.  To most people, probnl ly, the very existence of such a body as ilio queen's water-  rucm is unknown. "The uniform consists  of a scarlet jacket, wit! royid badge back  and front, waistcoat, breeches and stockings, with low shoes and a hlack cap resembling that worn by the k.ud of t\-v.  First Life guards. The'qucui has new r  used the royal barges, which aro under  the care of Mr. Messenger of Teddington,'  In his .capacity of,v'queen's bargemaster.  These vessels are divided longitudinally  by a gangway, the oarsmen sitting two on  a seat on cither side, as in the" ancient  Greek and Roman galleys and the more  modern convict- survivals.���������London Tit-  Bits.  ._    , ���������---r.-r.-  An attack of Bronchial Asthma was  broken up, and instantanoous relief was  obtained by inhaling "Quickcuro" as  directed in your book.  Signed,  JOSJUPH U.  LAIRD,  Late iirm Gibb, Laird & Co.,- Quebec.  The   commission      appointed    by    tlie.  United States   Congress    to examine the  deep waterways scheme of connecting the  great  dakes   with   the Atlantic have reported.   They point out three routes, two  of whicli are practicable and one possible;  but they do not think that the advantages  to be derived   from the   undertaking are'  such as to commend it as a Federal Government project.  There is not a more dangerous class of  "disorders''than- those 'which-.1'affect the  breathing organs. Nullify rlu's. danger  with Dr. Thomas' Eclectric--Oil���������a pub;  mo/sic of acknowledged efficacy. It cures  lameness and soreness when applied externally, as well as swelled neck and crick  in the back; ^aridv/v'as an inward specific,,  ���������possesses most substantial 'claims to public confidence.  Mrs. Celeste Coon, Syracuse, N. Y.,  writes : '"For years I couln not eat many  kinds of food without producing a burning, excruciating pain in my stomach. I  took Parnielee'i. Pills according to directions under tlie head of 'Dyspepsia or Indigestion'.' One box entirely cured me. . I  can now eat anything I choose, without  distressing me in the least." These Pills  do not cause pain or griping, and should  be used when a cathartic is required.  Api������reo.;u ion.  "How long does Chapman stay in  jail?"  inquired Plodding Pete.'  "I dunnbV' replied Meandering Mike.  "Judgin' by the bill of faro an' the other  accommodations, I should reckon thet  he'll show sense an' hang on till they  jes' naturally open the doors an' put 'inv  My snowshoe strings cut right into the  flesh across my toes, and 1 was quite  lame, until I used "Quickcure,? whioh  removed the pain at once, and healed the  sore completely, in two days.  Signed,  W. H:  PETRY,  April 34, 1S96.. Quebec Bank.  Queer Creatures.  Jones���������Women are the queerest creatures in the world. My wife and I went  to a reception last night. Met a Mrs.  Green there. When-we got home it took  my wife three .hours and a quarter to  tell Mrs. Smith what Mrs Green wore,  and she wore so little that I hardly  dared to look at her.  "Quickcnre" at once removed the painl  and completely suppressed a very painfu,  b'lil. It -ilso gave me immediate relief  from painful aoute rheumatism.  S.gued, JAS. G. LLOYD,  Advocate. Quebec.--' ;  His Idea of the Town.  d Oates���������I gosh, times is so hard in Chicago that it ain't safe to go on the streets  after-dark,for fear of gitt'n' robbed. \  . Hayes���������You mean times- is better, ao-  cordin' to that. Last time I was there  they didn't even wait till it got dark.���������  Cincinnati Enquirer.  All along1 the line Kootenay is .narch-  ingf to victory. Wherever there is a. stand  up fight between Kootenay and disease,  < Kootenay always comes out Victor. The  ' " New Ingredient" gets in its home  thrusts that make disease yield th'e battle.  Nowhere is this better exemplified than  in the case of any stubborn skin disease.  The use of Kootenay means certain cure.  It was so in the case of Miss Wilson,  whose suffering's for 18 months from tho  cruel tortures of Eczema were such as to  make her thankful for any remedy that  afforded a chance of relief. Her father,  Mr. James A. Wilson, writing-under dates  of April' 29th and May 8th states:���������-"In  regard to the health of my daughter, I  am happy to inform you that she is cured  of. Eczema and has this "Monday gone to  .work in the Woollen.' Mills here after  being- out nearly 18 months, and I givo  your Kootenay credit for curing her.  " You may use the contents of my  letters as recommendations,., for we be  lieve that every persont\vho has Eczema  should know the benefits of Kootenay.  Tlu-re are lots of witnesses here to testify  to the contents of my letters, people who  saw her when she was very bad and  to-day."  Signed,    JAMES A. WILSON.  According to previous information received  from   this   same   gentleman,, we  "learn that Miss Wilson had the disease  for 11   months   before beginning to take  Kootenay   Cure,    and    was   under   the  doctor's care for about 8 months.    He  said the case was a very obstinate,,one  and  she  did   not get  any  better.    She  began .using  Kootenay   on  the   recom-  ,'mendation of the Rev.   Mr. Brown and  Rev.    Canon    Richardson,   of   London,  andis now well.  Here you have a complete history of a  case from beginning to end and can see  that when used with perseverance and  conscientiously, how thoroughly Kootenay Cure gets  at the source of all dis-'  ease���������-Disordered Blood���������purifies it,  enriches it, cleanses all impurities from it  and restores perfect health.'  Sold by all druggists, or The S. S,  Ryckman Medicine CoM (Limited), Hamilton, Ont.  Chart book free on application.  Worms   derange    the   whole     system.  Mother Graves' Worm   Exterminator deranges worms, and gives rest "to the suffer  er.    It only costs 25 cents to try it  and  be  convinced.  '.Considerable Paper. -  The paper used foi" printing the jubilee  postcards ^weighed- 34 tons and, stretched  in an .unbroken line, would extend eight  miles by.-28J... inches wide'.'. It produced  seventy million  postcards.       .'.  ,1  Can be~ Removed and  the Skin made Soft. <&\  and Youthful ino ap-!  pearance by using  She-  >Tot on the Konfl ������6 Winch.  -Have you got your bicycle vet?  to fell her he. knew nothing  it got into the  rehire t-> any one in  w?.s only   put   in   :  iv i.  a.bimi"    ho-,.  paper:  that   it    did    no.  IKi'-tiL-nlar;    that    i  fill . Ui..;  that���������oi: .  He���������Oh, yes. "  '"I don't see you on the road as   much  this -season as I did last."     '   \  "-Co; I'm on .my wheel.-'more. now. - I  ride-better, you know."-���������Yonkers Statesman. '������������������';.   \  ���������.     '  --������������������i-ll, ho was growim;:  ..ml said anyriiin.-: :i  could think of to   co.i  mad-   ar.r.i   ox*'--  id   evrrything  cino'j    her   tha.!  l.-.iL.  ,!  Since   tailors    have    a   union it seams  sew seamstresses should have a sew ciety.  There are several cases of  cholera morbus in every case of green cucumbers.  After all it is the modest, blushing  Ionian -whose "cheek" really counts for  most.  If bicyclists can't have the right side  of the road they may have to take what  is left.  If you wish to know whether you are  leading just the right sort of a life ask  your neighbors.  ������������������/as  -all   rignt,     tiui;  kn-jw,  she said, thai'.  a    stone's    throw   ii  oiHce, and that the .-  with    iron    bainstei-.-  lVavrrod to in the .-<.-.:ndaioiis   pa.-agr.i;/:-,  iinci i'hat lier niece was almost prostr.-.u d  bv having a thimr   of   that   sort    in ilr:  j>vryi:-.->:ty  ���������:tT hou:-':? v.\>- jus:  ;:i Ihe Leoiairur  .'Op' was c:b.".!-r.:".e.'*''d  ot    tiie     V,;;-V     s >!'!  town paper, since 'after   all it. wa's no  ing anyhow���������she    was  and all that, and it \v.  ness���������and. oh, I don't  In over-crowded street cars is where  men's lack of gallantry seems hardest  for the ladies to stand.  A lady writes : "I was enabled to remove  the cornsi, root and branch, by the use of  ���������Holloway's Corn Cure." Others who have  tried it have the same experience.  He Found tho Soup.  Mrs. Boardem���������How do you find the  cmlcken soup, Mr. Boarder?  Mr. Boarder���������I   have   no difficulty   in  -finding the soup, madam, but I   am   in-  'clined to think that the  chicken   will bo  able to prove an   alibi.���������Richmond   Dispatch.  i  engaged to him  nobody's hasi-  now whut all. 1  was certain my job was gone for gfiod  and all. and suddenly remembered 1 had  an important business engagement a:  the other end of the village, which j  straightway went to meet.  "I never dared ask how he managed  to smooth things over with the wrathiui  three, but anyhow I didn't have to give  up my place on The Declaimer's force,  for the next morning Blackford had recovered from his temporary upset, being  the best natured of fellows. He scareo  me pretty thoroughly and then laughed,  at the whole thing. But it taught me a  journalistic lesson about, the advisability  of printing certain styles of matter in  papers that are published in small  towns."���������Zoe B. Harney in Owl."  No family living in a bilious, country  should be wifhou't'"'P:tr*ielee's'- Vegetable  'Pills. A few doses taken now. and then  will keep the Layer active, cleanse the  stoiiiach and bowels from all bilious mutter, and prevent Ague. Mr. J. L. Price.  Phc-ais, Martin,Co.. Ind.,'-writes':- ."I have  tried a box of Parmelee's Pills and find  them ilu: best medicine for- ���������Fever aud  Ague I have ever used."  ^j;  How's This-?  ���������\Ve. rflVr One Huiidrod Dollars Howard-for  any o.-iso'>(' Cii-mtu llmt eaimot be curod by  ILall'-. Cat a rrli (.'arc..  1<\ .J. OHEXK'V & C'O.. Props.. Toledo. O.  We tin; in.d(:rs.gai.:(l. have known F. J.  Ciiuiiey !<>r UK- l;-..������f l.V ycrirs; and l������������;lieve him  perfectly honoral.'le in all business transactions  ami linahcialiy iilile to carry out any obligations  made bv their' li  m.  West &'Tni-.ix. Wholesale Druirirists. Toledo, O.  Wahlmtr. Kuniiiii & Marv'.n, Wholesale Druggists. '!.'   ledn. Oho.  Hall's C.-uarrli Cure-\i taken internally, acting,  direct I v upon the hliod and mucous surfaces of  the system. Price. 7.->c. per bottle. Sold by all  ���������Druggists;    'IV-siiniunials free.  ..;. SOLB-'EVERYWHERI  25c, 50c, and  $1.00.  \Jf \f Xtr* \^ \^" \i^ \fc-' \jy u^ vfci yjy \jy \Js>  '?m.     <    ������������������  ^^   Wrinkles  |g|   Peach Bloom  Skin Food*  To Purify the Blood, Tone  up the System and give new Aii2i  Life and Vigor nothing equals    ���������.������������������<      "TfZ'pft:  Perfect      .y    |f||  Health-pills.     :%&&.  50 cts. each at Drug stores or sent ^\T,-^j  prepaid oh receipt of price.- \ty Xl^l  Ckown MfEDici.NE Co., Toronto. '..- '^���������^ij  ^Spjendid.:'Equipment and Good Solid Work]  ���������Have placed the���������   , ;j  7 OF TORONTO,  At the ton. It-has more teachers, more students, aiid assists many more, young; men and  women ihto-poo'.l positions ihri'n any < iher Caii-v  rdian Bustue'-s.'School.--Get particulars. Enter!  any. time. Write "VV. '**���������' KH.-i W. I'rineiiHil.j  Yonsye ami Gerrard yViov-ts, Toronto.  THOUSAND  till ii pny ^'t^ic.t'Mouof  %* %������ i*0      *    ������"3  '!     in-  t:.is   for   you.  Bat hi ii x.  Weak constitutionns that cannot stand  a great amount of vigorous bathing will  find an excellent use for the flesh brush  in taking what might be called a dry  bath. There are seasons when, fj-om  having a oold or some other ailment, one  becom s   particularly    sensitive,   and   at  I was in bed two days suffering from  a boil on tho I05. the pain was intense  until I used "Quickcure," when I got  instant relief; toe second anplication removed all the matter and the boit-. ;vyas  healed.  Signed,      G.'jiSTATON,     .-  With    Dobell,   Beckett   &    Co.,  Lumber  Merchants,  Quebec.  Tewfik Pasha, the Turkish Foreign  Minister, has informed the Ambassadors  that the Sultan has agreed to the principle of the demands of, the powers, and  was prepared to accept their views on the  peace conditions.  The Customs Committee of the Norwegian Storthing has adopted a report  proposing the introduction of differential tariff duties on several agricultural  products, and giving greater protection  J to small manufacturing intereeta.  U  Write for particu]:i:-s.    Canadian Home. JoLji-  SAL, McKiuuon Bid;,'., Toronto.'  I We Always have on hand ���������  J. a large stock of  ���������  I in Type, Presses,  ��������� ... - Paper. .Gutters,  ��������� ...   -     Stands, Cases,  % Imposing Stones,  ������ and in fact almost anything ttsed in .^  ��������� tlie printing   office,     taken    in  ex-   ���������  ��������� "change fot new material..  You can   ���������  % 7always find a. BARGAIN.  Women  y in Canada  *? use Indurated  Fibreware  Pails and Tubs.    \  Trey do this because  Indurated Fibreware: '  boopless,   therefore  cannot fall apart; Is seamless, therefore cannot leak,  other kind of Palls and Tubs  possesses these qualities���������No other -\  tlong.   ASK YOUR CROCER  "Write to  ���������'                             1  ��������� ;.  I  ToMiu. ijjib- (uiiuai^, $  ��������� 44 Bay Street, ���������  t         TORONTO, ONT. $  ��������� ���������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  FIBREWARE  The E. B. EDDY CO. Limited  HulL    Montreal,    Toronto,  Thoroughly  Taught. .  at Tho Northern Buii������s������Col!^������j  Owen Sound, Ont., by experian^a  toM&eri. C������urse includsj 8hort������  h������nd,Typ������wTitin������,Penm*n������hip awl  Lett������r-swf<tinf"jiiM thoeubj^ctt r������-  quired by Shorthand wrllM U offioc work. Coll'ja  Announcement frto.   C. A. FLEMING, PriadpaU*  Xl  T. N. U.  1M It  i  A GAME ON STJKDAY.  THEY WERE BETTING ON A JACK POT  WHEN  THE   YACHT  UPSET.  Imprisoned In the Cabin Until Guided by  a Fish Line to Swim: to'" tlie Surface���������A  Reminiscence of Poker Playing Off th6  Long Island Coast.  "The closest call I ever had," said the  gray haired; young looking man, "was in  e game of poker, and, curiously enough,  nobody called in that particular deal in  Which it occurrod.  "Perhaps you  remember  one  summer  1   about ten years ago when a  succession of  tremendous squalls struck  the  south side  of Long Island on  four  successive Sundays.    I think it was just ten years ago.  "We had a clubhouse, eight or ton of us,  that summer which was located on Hicks'  beach, on the extreme western end of the  Great South buy.  "We all knew something about sailing  ���������I least of all���������but tho commodore, as  ���������we all called him, was the best amateur  sailor I ever knew, and naturally we made  him skipper, and nobody else assumed or  felt any responsibility when he was aboard.  "On this particular Sunday, the fourth  in the series of squally Sundays, there  ���������were seven of us on the yacht. Wo had  been weak fishing all the forenoon about  fonrrniles east of Wreck Head, and had  had fall? luck, but It was wretchedly hot,  and, tiring of the sport, we had run back  nearly to Hicks' beach again' and come to  anchor off the best bathing, ground in the  neighborhood, opposite the life saving sta-  " tion. Then we had a plunge and aftei  , dressing had gone into the cabin. Two of  the men had gone to sleep and1 the rost of  us had begun a game of poker. It was the  last game I ever played on Sunday.  "After an hour or so there came a jack  pot, in which there was some of the most  remarkable drawing I ever saw. The  broker had opened it on a pair of queens.  The commodore sat next, and having a  pair of sevens came in. The doctor had  '���������' three spades with a queen at the head, and  Ijeing a brash player at all times pushed  in his chips. I had been having great luck  for a time arid decided to rely on it, so I  - came in with an ace, and the lawyer  came also, though ho had only two littlo  four spots in his hand. We found ont all  this long afterward when we were together one night talking over the adventure,  and at the samo time we learned what the  draw was. It scemod so curious to me  that I wrote it down, so I- speak by the  card in telling it. Tho doctor was dealing",  so I drew the flrst cards. They were another ace and three eight spots. The law-  yor caught another four and two tens. The  broker got threo jacks. The commodore  caught a seven and two nines, and the  doctor got his two coveted spades. A pair  of queens was high hand before tho draw,  ;, and there wero four fulls aud a flush  arOund the board lifter it.  "Naturally enough, the betting began  furiously, and tho chips on tho table were  all in the pot presently. We were betting  money and were, some of us, feeling  through our pockets-for our rolls, when  suddenly the commodore threw back his  head and raised his hand with a sudden  gesture that arrested our attention instantly. Dropping his cards, he sprang to  his, fee.t" and started to rush out on deck,  when a lurch of the vessel sent us all  sprawling. Tho squall had struck us. Foi  a moment, while we were scrambling  up we could feel the yacht tug at her  anchor, and then with a sudden drivo dash  onward somewhere. Almost at the moment of tho snapping of the cable, for if  had snapped, we heard a tremendous crash  overhead, and we afterward learned thai  the lurch of the boat had thrown her stici  out of her.  "The sudden drive meant that we were  drifting helplessly toward the-mud flats  on tho othor side of the channel, but before we could ascertain this���������in fact, before any of us could get to the companion-  way���������the wretched boat turned turtle. I  have heard it denied that such a -boat could  tttrn turtle under such circumstances, and  I don't pretend to explain how or why it  did. All I know is that it did, and it  looked as if we had reached our last quarter of an hour.  "The confusion was indescribable. Of'  course we wore immediately standing or  scrambling on the ceiling of the little cabin, while everything that had been on tho  floor fell with us. , Tho water rushed in  more than waist deep, and for a few moments it looked as if the little room would  All up completely before we could even  think what possibility there was of getting out. Fortunately, however, there was  buoyancy enough about the miserable  oraft, and the cabin was deep enough iu  the hull to keep it pretty near the water  level, and the air in the room was not immediately displaced. At least, that was  how I reasoned it out. All that I can say  positively is that whereas I expected to be  totally submerged I found that I could  easily enough keep my head out of water.  What air there was in the cabin doubtless  helped to keep us afloat, confined as it  was, and for a time���������ifc seemed a very long'  time���������we were tossed about, splashed and  thrown dowu, as tho boat rocked and  pitched, bub we were not drowned.  "At first no one spoke. The situation  was too awful for words, and it seemed aa  if we wero all so shocked as to be montally  stunned. I know I was for one, aud if out  escajDe had depended on my thinking of  means wo would all have perished theii  and there. v Fortunately the commodore  grasped the situation, and, as we could  talk and understand one another well  enough, ho told us his plan in a few  woi'ds. It was simple, and it gave us at  least a chance for life.  " 'You can all swim,' he said. 'Find a  fishing line. There are plenty in the cabin.'  "Somebody produced one in a moment.  It was on a reel.  " 'Hold fast to the reel,' said the commodore. 'I'll take one end of the line and  dive through the companionway. I think  I can find my way over the side and up  on the-bottom of the boat. I'll hold my  end, and when you feel three jerks make  this end fast. Then you will have to follow, one at a time. Don't let go of the  line as you go out, and you can't miss the  ���������wav.    I'll hold the other end.'  ' " 'Very good, commodore,' said the  broker, 'but I'd better go first!' You know  what a swimmer I ani, and I reckon the  man who goes first will have the hardest  job.'  "The commodore was disposed to dispute this proposition, but the lawyer spoke  up sharply: 'Let, him go, commodore,' he  said. 'It's a forlorn hope at best, arid he's  far and away the best swimmer.' So it  Was settled, and in another inoment the  broker had disappeared.  "Well, that's all the story. The plan  worked, and we were all perched on tha  keel inside of ten minutes. There wo were  seen by the life saving patrol aid were all  taken off safely soon after."���������New Yoiji  Sun.  THE POISONOUS PRIMULA.  A Plant  Named Darlingtonia That Xures  Insects to Destruction.  California has a trumpet leaf more remarkable than those that grow in tho  east. It is the darlingtonia, named for  Dr. Darlington, a famous botanist who  lived near Philadelphia many years ago.  In the mountains where it grows the people call it calf's head from the shape of  the pitchers. These are sometimes three  feet tall and are covered at top by a sort  of hood that bends down over the mouth.  The hood ends in two spreading wings  that give it the look of a fish's tail. Like  Vie other, trumpet leafs, darlingtonia has  tts pitohers brightly colored, so as to catch  flie eyes of flying insects aud lure them to  their destruction. Around the mouth of  the pitcher, along the fish tail and often  down the wing on one side there is a little of tho sweetish, sticky substance that  offers a bait to the visitor, tempting him  to come always a little farther in search  of more.  The upper side of the fish tail and the  Inside of the pitchers are covered with  stiff hairs that point downward. Master  Insect finds it easy work to crawl down  into the pitcher, but if he gets frightened  by the darkness at the bottom and tries to  roturn as he came he finds these hairs  very much in his way. So at lengthy  woi'nout by his vain efforts to climb up,  he usually falls into the well beneath him.  ' But even if he is strong enough to get  past the hairs he is not likely to find his  way to the opening, for that is quite dark,  while the hood covering the pitcher is  lighted up by thin yellow dots scattered  Dver it, much like the oil paper that people  aovered their windows with in" the old'  flays before glass was common. The poor  prisoner beats around inside, tho hood, like  a wasp on a window pane, until he is tired  out and drops to tho bottom. ' Tho California insecc catcher sets its trap for big  game. Grasshoppers, beos, hornets, butterflies and now and then a snail are cap  tured by it, besides many a smaller'mor  sel. It is one of" the hungriest of the-in  sect eating plants.���������Thomas H. Kearney  Jr., in St. Nicholas.  Xetters With Queer Addresses.  "It is wonderful how much confidence  people-havo in a lettor carrier's ability to  deliver letters,"' said a letter carrier.  "Very often we havo letters to deliver  with scarcely any address at all and even  that imperfect. If they manage, however,  to get the number of the house and the  street right, we can generally do the rest,  it matters not how tho names are ���������spoiled,  or even if they have been loft off altogether.  In other'instances the names arc all right,  but there is no address. In nine cases out  of ten such letters reach their destination,  though they are often somewhat delayed.  I had a letter a few days ago which illustrates my idea. It was addressed to a  public wagon stand, to be delivered to the  'driver of a gray horse with a covered furniture wagon,.the wagon being painted  green:' It was the last word that secured  the delivery, for it happens there are three  white horses which are usually on that  stand, but there was only one green" painted wagon. Tho laughable part of it was  that the letter was marked 'Immediate.'  I visited that stand threo times during the  day, and, though white horses were in  evidence each-time I was there, the green  painted wagon did not show up until my  last trip. Then the combination was complete, and I delivered the letter. It was  an order for the driver to move some furniture.  "Another letter I once delivered was  equally, blindly addressed. It was addressed to 'Mr. -���������-, who owns two Spitz  dogs, one a yellow and tho other a gray.'  In a note on tho back of the envelope, addressed ' To the letter carrier,' the information was given that the name had slipped  the mind of the writer, but that the -man  with the two dogs was known to the carrier. It happened that I did know the  man and had often seen him with his  dogs, hut he. lived two miles from my  route, though he very frequently came  through it, visiting his son, who lived in  my district. He got his letter, though."  ���������Washington Star.  Helping Him Out.  Crawley and his wife were at a dinner  party the other night, and Crawley, who  had been waiting three-quarters of an  hour for the opportunity, suddenly burst  out with:  "That reminds me of a little story I  heard the other day about an absentmind-  ed man who was going to take a bath on  Saturday night and"���������  "You are mistaken, my dear," said the  wife of Crawley's bosom across the table  in her calm yet firm voice. "It was not  Saturday night; it was on Wednesday  night. You always get it wrong when  fou try to tell tho story, and I think that  even a simple little story should be told  correctly if at all, and you are so apt to  get muddled on the main points of a story  that I'd rather help you out by telling the  main points myself, which were that the  man was very absentminded, and one  night when he had filled the bathtub full  of water preparatory to taking a bath his  head was so full of other things that what  did he do but plunge right in without taking off any of his clothes. Those are the  main points, and now you may go on with  the story, Mr. Crawley."  And Crawley laughed lightly as he said,  "I guess there is nothing left to tell, my  dear," but the thoughts and strong desires  that were hidden away iu the secret recess  of his heart only Mr. Crawley knew as  they went on their homeward way.���������New  York World.  A Pretty Greenhouse Plant That "Will  Hare to foe Discarded.  Within the past few years a dainty and  delicate traitor has been brought to light  in the shape of the greenhouse Primula.  This plant, in virtue of its easy cultivation, the delicate tint and clarity of its  blossoms, and the beauty of its long-  stemmed, crisp leaves, has of late become  the pet of every window gardener. It is  what I have heard called a "thankful  little paint,", blooming bu and on with  the simple demands of sun and water.  Ten or twelve years ago a scientific journal published a paper on .the poisonous  properties of the Primula, but the warning was not widely spread, as probably  the plant was not so generally known  at the timel Lately I find that the more  conscientious florists have desisted from  its culture, owing to the disfiguring, not  to say, painful, recurring eruptions it  causes on tho bodies of those susceptible  persons who venture upon familiarities  with it.  Its true character was flrst brought to  my notice by an artist friend, whb, after  sketching the plant in blossom, broke a  leaf from it,to crush and smell for the  sake of the pleasant geranium-like odor  it exhaled. Soon after her face and arms  were oovered with an eruption like that  caused by poison ivy. The pink and delicate little plant was immediately suspected, and was, after & struggle, consigned, pot and all, to the dark waters  of the river. I know of many cases of  serious poisoning which may be traced to  the Primula, enough and more to fully  justify the evil'reputation it has gained.  Though the fact is well established that  all persons are not susceptible to its  poison, there will probably be some member of the family who will suffer by com*  .ing in contact with the leaves or stem of  the Primula. The effects of tho poison of  ,this plant are positive, and' are of too  serious a nature to warrant its presence  in the home.  It will be noticed that the plant is covered with translucent hairs. Other than  these visible structures are a set of small-,  er one scarcely discernible under a powerful pocket glass, and bearing about the  same relation to the larger set as do the  alder and spice' bushes in an open grove,  to the tall oaks and tulips above them.  Under a high magnification the glandular structure of'the hairs is apparent, the  short set of these segments, the long set  of ten or so, each tipped with a drop of  viscid amber colored secretion. In passing the section through stain, alcohol or  oil of cloves, this terminal viscid globule  is dissolved away and leaves a shallow  cup,distinctly visible after staining.  It is easy to see how this' secretion being held at the tip of the bristles might  cling, when fresh, to any skin that came  in contact'with it, and 'be absorbed into  the circulation of those with especially  thin and susceptible epidermis.���������Ladies'  Home Journal.       ''  gether that is   not   unlike   the   general  mode of kissing.���������London Answers.  Up Hill.  An old farmer,, after a night "out,"  was considerably hilarious, and, for a  lark, the mischief-lovers reversed the  wheels on his 'wason., putting the fore  wheels behind and thi. hind wheels in  front, thus raising the fore part of the  wagon to an unwonted eminence.  When he reached home, near morning,  his wife naturally wanted to know  where he had been all night. He explained, by saying in   uncertain   tones:���������  "Maria, I've been to May tree, started  early, but it was ten miles and uphill  all the way."  RATS HOLD THE  FO^T.  SIGNS OF LONGEVITY.  Tho Garden of Kden.  While Wisconsin may not be generally  recognized as a veritable garden of  Eden,, still there,are plausible Tea-sons for  believing that the first home of Adam  and Eve was located within the confines  of this State, says the Chicago Chronicle.  "Various, writers in different ages have  indulged in a vast amount of speculation  as to the exact portion of the globe in  which Eve was tern nted and Adam committed the ungallant, cowardly, and unpardonable crime of becoming the accuser  of his weaker companion, and this cradle  of original sin has been variously located  in all parts of the globe, from the northern part of Sweden to the South Sea  Islands, and one learned biblical student has written entertainingly in support of the theory that the famous garden of the land of Eden was in the vicinity of the   north pole.  None of the places generally credited  with having been the home of Adam and  Eve during the days of their blissful  innocence answers to the description of  the garden as given in the Book of Genesis so closely as does a portion of Western Wisconsin, embracing Trempeauleau  and parts of the surrounding oounties.  The Bible ascribes four rivers to the garden, but even in the vicinity of the Euphrates the description of that Book does  not find confirmation in tbe number of  rivers flowing through or adjacent to the  portion of the globe most generally  associated with the abiding-place of  Adam and Eve before they partook of the  fruit of the tree of knowledge.  Western Wisconsin furnishes what has  been lacking in all other spots ascribed  as the first home of man. and in support  of such a claim the good people of the  virgin forests of Trempeauleau County  point to their three rivers flowing into  the Mississippi, or the Euphrates of the  Bible; the high, massive walls surorund-  ing the historic land of bliss; there-  mains of its hanging gardens; a rock-  formed pulpit and even the possession of  the same old serpent that beguiled  Mother Eve. Dwelling in a land having  these attributes, the logical peoplo of  Trempealeau solemnly proclaim they must  be in possession of the cradle of mankind  and that no one can prove the   contrary.  The  Phjsfcal   Conditions   Which  Promise  Great Acre,  Every one is interested in the question  of long lile as applied to himself, and all  facts bearing on it are noted wth becoming feelii'gs of self-congratulation or  otherwise. It is the staying power that is  in demand, backed by an inherited and  reserved vitality of resistance against the  usual .evils to which all flesh and other  perishable things are subject. The law of  heredity,'which our life insurance companies understand so well, is at the bottom of all calculations as to whether a  Darticular manor woman is wound up  for tjeveaty year* ot will run down ������%  twenty or forty years.  Aside from, this testimony, there , are  certain -physical-', qualities which have  great weight in determining the result  of the struggle against a conspiring environment. An ;,oak has one configuration, and a cedar, pine or mullein stalk  another. It ls the proper recognition of  euch distinctions that aids physicians in  thuir prognosis and turns the balance  against apparently desperate chanoes.  At a recent meeting of the Academy  of Science, Mr. F. W. Warner, in speaking upon the subject of biometry, offered  some very interesting data, which are in  the main true.   ,  "Every person,'-' said he. "carries  about with him the physical, indications  of his longevity. . A long-lived person  may be distinguished from a short-lived  person at sight. In many instances a  physician may look at tho hand of a patient and tell whether he will live or die.  "In the vegetable as well as iu the  animal kingdom, each life takes its  characteristics from the life<from which  it sprung. Among these inherited char-  ��������� acteristics we find the caapcity for containing ita life for a given length of  time. This capacity for living we call the  inherent or potential longevity.  "Under favorable conditions and  environment the individual should live  out the potential longevity. With unfavorable conditions this longevity may be  greatly decreased, but with a favorable  environment the longevity of the person,  the family or the race may be increased."  Herein are presented the two leading  considerations, always present and always interdependent���������the inherited potentiality and the reactionary influences  of environment.  "The primary conditions of longevity,'?..  he continues, "are that the heart, lungs  and digestive organs; as well - as the  brain, should be large. If these organs  are large, the trunk will be long arid  the limbs comparatively short. The person will appear tall in sitting and short  in standing. The hand will have a long  and somewhat heavy palm and short fingers. The brain:.wll be deeply seated, as  shown by the oriii^e of the ear being low.  The blue, hazel or brown hazel eye, as  showing an intermission of temperament,  is a favorable indication. The nostrils  being large, open and free indicates large  lungs. A pinched and half-closed nostril  indicates small or weak lungs."  These are general points of distinction from those of short-lived tendencies,  but, of course, subject to the usual individual exceptions.' Still, it is well acknowledged that the characteristics noted  are expressions of inherent potentiality,  which have been proved on the: basis of.  abundant statistical evidence..  Again, he says truly:���������  "In the case of persons who have  short-lived parentage on one side and  long-lived on the other side, the question  becomes more involved. It is shown in  grafting and hybridizing that nature  makes a supreme effort to pass the  period of the shorter longevity and extend the life to the greater longevity.  Any one who understands these weak  and dangerous periods of life is forewarned and forearmed. It has been observed that the children of long-lived  parents mature much later and are  usually backward in their studies."  Such observations are of the .highest  importance, especially to the physician,  and it is on this ground we commend  them to his thuughtful consideration.  Hovr Snails Make JOove.  A scientist has been patiently watching the snails in one of the large London  gardens, and has discovered the means  by which they show their affection for  each other.  "The snail," says this scientist, "carries its eyes in telescopic watch towers.  They are in the extreme tips of its horns,  and as soon as another snail approaches  these horns are drawn in, and the little  animal awaits for his lady love to get  close by before surprising her.  "The emotional natures of snails, so  far as love and affection are concerned,  seem to be highly developed, and they  show plainly by their actions when courting the tenderness they feel for one another. If another snail comes along, they  immediately retire to the shelter of a  dead leaf or hide behind a paling. I  have noticed, too, a lovesick snail fetching dainty bits of green for his sweetheart from different parts of the gar-  deE."  This scientist also declares that snails  hare a manner of putting their heads to-  airs.  Prompted by the Heat.  The electric fan is putting   on  Philadelphia Record.  How we shall miss this warm wave  next winter.���������Philadelphia Ledger.  Keep cool if any cheerful imbecile asks  you if you are.���������Chicago   Times-Herald.  The  man   who   makes   thermometers  ought to be induced to clip the wings   of  mercury.���������Chicago Tribune.  The weather man is doing his best to  make the public bear up bravely under  the coal famine.���������Chicago Record.  The drowning man is not the only fellow who catches at a straw these days.���������  Galveston News.  Wriat? No prospect of a rise in the  price of ice? And the mercury In the  nineties 1 Forecasts of the millennium are  certainly in   order.���������New York Tribune.  Another hot wave is coming. Will the  brethern please rise and join in singing  "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" f-~  Chicago Times-Herald.  The humble citizen of to-day io the  man who complained of the oold spring.  ���������Chicago Tribune.  The Pennsylvania farmer who committed suicide because it was "too hot to  live" must have been pretty certain ot  where he was going.���������Buffalo Express.  Old Sol gazed down on the sweltering  earth. "Too thickly populated," he com*  mented. "There are people to burn down  there."���������Philadelphia Record.  Refuse to be Koiitod by Do;- nr Cat and Gefc  Drunk and .rir������;������3 Xiirhtly:  Within a stone's throw cf Sixth avenue, where Broadway crosses that thoroughfare at Thirty-lourth street, there ia  a two-story frame building which ia  overrun by rats. The building is an old  one, arid up to three months ago it had.  been unoccupied for some time.  On the ground floor of the building is  a saloon. The second floor is used as a  reception room, where men and women  may sit and drink  When the present occupant of the  building started his saloon his bartenders  were mystified every morning by the disappearance of eggs that' had been left  under the bar at closing time. They  couldn't imagine where the eggs went  to until a rat was seen eating one of the  shells.  When the eggs were puc out of their  reach tho rats turned loose on the sugar.  Lump and powdered sugar disappeared  in surprising quantities. It was kept in  small wooden boxes screwed to the top  of the bar, and the rats bit through the  boxes. Raines'law lunch began to vanish,  through a hole in the rear of a big ioe  box. ., To get into the ice box an inside  casing of zinc had to be gnawed through.  After finding that all the food left oyer  night in the ice, box had been stolen or  made unfit for use, tha proprietor of the  saloon concluded that he would get rid of  his unwelcome guests. He got a female  cat from a friend who gave her a long  pedigree as an exterminator of rats. The  cat entered on her new duties, and for  two days the rats seemed to have selected  a new home. Then the cat gave birth to  three kittens, and she was kept busy  caring for them and forgot the rats.  Three days after the kittens appeared  one was stolen by the rats: The next  night anotner was carried off, and the  third and last of the litter met a like  fate a day or two later. Finally tne rata  tackled the old cat. In the early morning her dead body was found on the  barroom floor. She was badly bitten  about the neck, and pieces of her fur  were scattered about the floor. There waa  not any evidence that any of the rats had  been hurt.  One of the bartenders owns a bulldog  named Jim. Jim is an ugly-looking  brute and his temper is no sweeter than  his looks. If there is anything Jim hates  more than other dogs it is rats. Therefore Jim's owner thought rats would be  scarce if the bulldog was installed in the  saloon.  The bulldog was left in the saloon  when it was closed for the night. Early  in the morning, when , Jim was placed  on guard, people passing saw a very  angry bulldog rushing up and down the  saloon. In the dim light it was hard at  first to see what he was after. If one  looked closely he would make out the  forms of big rats close up against the  walls of the buildinsr: When the dog  would rush toward them they would disappear. Every little while a rat would  run across tho barroom floor. ��������� Quick as  . the bulldog was the ' rats were quioker,  and before many hours Jim was badly  rattled. The rats seemed to \. recognize  this fact, forthey grew bolder.  The struggle for supremacy lasted all  night, and the dog was worsted. He  killed only one rat, and it was such a  costly killing that Jim was banished the  next day. The one rat killed was first  seen on the sideboard behind the bar,  flanked by glassware and unopened bottles of liquor. Jim espied the rat, apparently as soon as it appeared, but the  dog realized that he was playing a losing  game, and he became strategic. With his  business eye on the rat. behind the bar,  Jim kept on chasing his tormentors on  the floor. Gettine in a direct line with  the rat on the sideboard, however, Jim  made a mighty effort, sprang over the  bar and landed on the rat. There was a  crash of glassware, followed by growls  and the squeaks of the dying rat. Making sure the job was a thorough one the  dog carried the dead body of the rat to  the middle of the floor. Crouching down  beside it he watched to see if life was extinct. He was still on guard when the  saloon was opened in the morning.  The cost of getting rid of that one  rat was something over ������50, and the proprietor of the saloon figured that he  would be bankrupt at that rate before  half of the rats had been killed.  The rats in this saloon are confirmed  topers. Beer is their favorite beverage,  and- they wallow in the beer trough every  night. Many of the rats have been killed  because they were too drunk to get to  their retreats. The beer they drink  seems to increase their appetites, and  consequently raids on the free lunch are  more frequent. A whole cheese has been  eaten in a night, and meats go as quiok-  Poison was resorted to, but one experiment put an end to that line of battle.  The poison was sprinkled on a piece of  cheese, but only one rat nibbled it. Thi������  one died in the wall, and three days  after his demise the wall had to be torn  out.  The owner was afraid to clean the bar  trough nights for fear the rats would  bite through the beer pipes to get their  supply of intoxicants.���������-New York Sun.  Weight Dead and Alive.  It is a very popular idea that a person  when dead weighs heavier than when living.  One reason that a dead body is thought  to be heavier than a living one is probably  this: In carrying a living person wo have  tho center of gravity adapted by the person carried to suit the convenience of tho .  carrier and maintained in a position as  far as possible to fall within the base of  his body.  Again, tho elasticity of the structure of  the body, especially the cartilages, though,  not in reality diminishing the weight,  gives an appearance of lightness, as we  see in the beautiful movements of the  stag, and this would seem to corroborate  tho notion that living creatures are lighter j  than dead ones. It has also been asserted  that the breath makes the living body  lighter than the dead.  Bint we need hardly say that a man J  When det ���������.! weighs no more than when '  alive.���������London Tit-Bits. '",  WI  CO m wjMlims.  ssued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C7  M. Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANCE.    '  One  Year '',..-.'   Six Months '..  Single Copy ......'.  ������2 00  1 25  0 05  RATES OF'ADVERTISING:  One iuoli per year...;............... ..������������������ . J 12.00  ....   month      1,50  eighth, col   per year ..;     2500  fourth, ..���������        ..      ..................    5000  week,7��������� line       ........ ......... 10  jLocal notices,per lino   ....':......  20  Notices of-., Births, Marriages and  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No Adyertisment inserted for less than  ;5o cents. ' ;-  Persons failing to get The News regularly should notify the Office.  Persons having any business with TV1E  News will please call at the office or  write.  MONDAY,     NOV.   1st,    1897.  This is a  pretty lively town,  one is "whooping" it up.  Everv  The Province calls our provincial  law-making body a "hypnotised and  venal legislature."    Is that all?  The people of Vancouver were greatly  stirred up a few days ago because the  Islander did not wait for the C.P.R. train.  We have no such trouble. The City of  Nanaimo always waits for the U. C. Co.  train  If the U.S. should buy up the Canadian sealers, others wouid take then-  place. Uncle Sam hasn't gone  crazy, and of course will do nothing of  the sort. And yet a weekly paper printed at Victoria treats a rumor that such a  thing is possible as a great piece of  news.  THE visit of the Premier to the interior  of the, Mainland will doubtless be productive of much good. He will the belter understand the1 people and their  needs. A visit to this district will be in  order now.  THE fall and winter season promises to  be socially far in advance of any previous  one. The day for public dances to which  any one can obtain admission, is past,  especially among the better element.  What with invitation dances, whist parties, socials at the club confined to members and invited ladies, wholesome church  entertainnents, socials, and musicals, there  will be plenty to drive dull care away.  The appeal in the case re the Chinese  working under ground was dismissed by  the Supreme Court at Ottawa, on the  ground that an appeal did not lie from an  epinion given by the Supreme Court of  British Columbia in answer to a question  propounded by the Attorney-General.  The result is at present that the law  stands as constitutional in the opinion oi"  ihe B.C. Supreme Court, but without any  penalty to enforce it���������a dead letter.  attention by the beauty of its shade trees'  A few have already set a good example  which we hope will be generally followed..  When we become organized as a city, it  will be a good idea to have an Arbor  Day; but this year we must depend upon  individual effort.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly  of the Province of British Columbia at its  next session by The Trusts aud Guarantee  Company, (Limited), a corporation incorporated in Ontario under "The: Trusts Company Act 1895" and' imder"The Ontario  Joint Stock Companies' Letters Patent Act"  on the 24th day of February 1897 for an act  confirming aod conferring upon it the powers of the said company as thesame appear  in' the Letters Patent deposited in Ontario with the Provincial Registrar and upon the approval of the Lieuten-  aut-Goveruor-in-Council, and with its con  sent that the said company may be appointed by any judge of the Supreme dr County  courts of the Province of British Columbia  to execute the office of executor, administrator, trustee, receiver, assignee, guardian  of minor, or committee of a lunatic without  giving security; and for all further and necessary powers as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment ot the above objects or any of them.  Dated October 6th 1S97.  HERBERT E. A. ROBERTSON.,  S Bastion Square.. Victoria B.C.  Sollisitor for The  Trusts  and   Guarantee  Company, Limited'  2-5-7  l^There is Nothing  MOBTGAGEE'S SAJ^E.  TENDERS in writing addressed to the undersigned are invited up to Friday the 12th,  November 1S97 for the purchase of premise.*  known as Lot one iu Block P Cumberland  B. C. Man 522a. There are two five roomed houses upon the premises in good repair.  The premises are subject to the usual E.&N.  Ry. reservations.  For further particulars apply to Mr. James  Abramsof Union B.C. The highest or any  tender not necessarily accepted. Tenders to  be addressed to  BARKER & POTTS,   Nanaimo B.C.  Solicitors for the Mortgagees.  HMmaamamaaaauRmnnn  THE  DAWN  OF  PROSPERITY  Good tiir.en are coming. With them will  come i;,5'b.:is opuurtuuinies. Who will malce  tho moot r.f siuj's njij.iorlunii.ie.-.? Will they  hi; weak, puny, ii:N-un'Ii..;aut; n-en ? O)' "..ill  th������y be strung, Intniy. eu������n{osji!, Ambitiou.s.  levei heancil .srir-r.u: (hiuitf. n;on ? There is  liufc o������e ausvver. Hudith is tha .'ouudatioi.  of all  SUCCESS IN  LIFE. .  The greatest triumphs in the fii-.;uicia.l, a.-:  well as in ihe social wwrld. are ma<.e by men  whose physical, mental and hcxlk'.I m.-v\huiw.:  is complete. Are you auch a mao. ? If you  are then you are prepared for the  GREAT  BATTLES  of life. Bug if ycu arc not such a man; if  you feel that your precious manhood is slow  I3', steadily, silently slipping away from  you; or if you have Varicocele, Hydrocele,  Gonorrhoea, Gleet, Stricture or Syphilitic  Taints in your system; or if you are tormei.-t-  ed with Rheumatism, Rupture, Catarrh,  Pile3 or any Blood or Skin Disea-e; or if a  Chronic Disorder is seated  iu your heart,  IMPOBTANT VISIT.  THE Japan Railway Bureau   is in want  of  coal   and   last   week   Mr. G. Ukita,  secretary cf the Consulate at Vancouver,  visited Union with   reference to  the coal  mined here.    We  have just the  kind of  coal wanted���������good   steam  coal,  and the  consulate, it is understood, >vill recommend  the coal here as the best for the   purpose  needed, as it beyond all question is.    As  a result we may expect   to   expoit   considerable coal from Union to Japan. The  Australian  coal  will be  considered,   but  while cheaper it is so far inferior, it  cannot compete with ours.    Neither can the  coal at Nanaimo compare  with  ours for  steam.  LIKE  If it is fer Put Together  So here it is :7:  Single Harness at $Io, $12, '$15 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  .  Whips at 10,  25,  50 and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, arid a Whale Bone  7   at $1 and up to $2.  I have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axel Grease a o BODIES  ������������������        -- *������-*   ..... -Fop Twenty���������FiveBCents   Trunks at prices to Suit  the Times.  Ill T J       Promptlv and  lll&'l-7'NEATLY DONE       ;  , Wesley Willard  PBOPBSSIOITiLL  Drs. Lawrence  &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  TJiTZOiT B.O.  We have appointed Mr. James Abrams oui collector until iurtner no-  tico, to whom all overdue accounts  ���������may be paid. "  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Phvstcian,    Surgeon   and   Accouciieuk.  Offices : Willard Block, Cumdiskland  COURTKNAY HOUSE, COURTENAY.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9  a. m. and r. M.  invni^������ffM  |w.S. DALBY, D.D.S. & L D.S$  Dentistpy in all its Branches  "^      Plate work, tilling aivl extracting  JjOffi  7'-'  ce opposite Waver.ly Hotel,  Union W  Hours���������3 a. 1I1. to 5 p.m. and-from     f0  (j p. in. t" S ;;.m. -'  -=vzyv.-/nrz>--/-y  yyv  ~rsAX  BARKER & POTT ,'  \ KAr. :���������; (Of  C ri &,  SOLICITORS.  NOTARIES.   &e.  Office Room 2. Mcl'Iiei' & IHoore ii'-.d'^ and at  NAN",\n;o. B. c.  r. 0. dh.uvkk   IS.  nri6itnns������������ro<auMiiiiKnmi������Msni!s^]BBiuiKM  H, A  Simpson  Barrister & Solicitor.-No's 2 &"4  Commercial Street. -  3ST^5wiT.^LX2^:0.  3.   c.  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Purlic  025.ee:���������First    Street,     Union,  B.  C.  YARWOOD   &    YOUNG  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  SET OUT TREES  Now is the time to plant shade and  ornamental trees. There is nothing better for this purpose than the wide leafed  maple which abounds in the woods.  Any one can without expense, beyond a  little labor, plant a line of these along  the front of his lot. If each lot owner  would do this, in two or three years we  should have a town   which   would attract  Lungs, Liver, Stomach, Kidneys, Bladder  or Urinary Orgaus���������if that is your unfortunate condition, you will hope in vain for  your share of the splendid prosperity that  will be enjoyed by others, unless you first do  something to recover your failing health.  No one ia better  PREPARED TO ASSIST YOU  than the well-known specialist, Dr. E. M.  Ratcliffe, whose wonderful cures have created confidence and delight in the hearts of  thousands who had for years struggled iu  vain against the ravages of disease.  MAIL TREATMENT  always satisfactory.    Therefore write if you  cannot call.    Free Book   on   Nervous   and  Sexual Diseases to all men  describing   fchei  troubles.    Office   hours   9 a. m. to S p. m.;  Sundays, 10 to. 12 a. m.    Address,  Dr. RATCLIFFE  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo,-B. C.  Branch Oitice, Third Street and Dunsmuir  '   Aveuue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  o^  each month and remain ten days.  Jf ������IR    5HX7S  FOR SALE a good   second  hand bicycle  cheap.    Enquire at News Office. .  FOR SALE.���������My house and two  lots  in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Grant, Union.  rpOR SALE, RANCH���������One mile and a  ���������*- half from Union, contains 1G0 acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Abrams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Mary-port avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is ih 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.  \\ J ANTED���������A good canvasser.  * ������ at "News Office.  Enquire  FOR RENT-The boarding house lately occupied by Mr. A. Lindsay. App'y  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  713 First Avenue,  Seattle, Wash.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliances, should be  aid to Mr. Frink Dalby.  If our readers have any local news of in  teresfc, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column,.if brought to the office.  m.r������������������v 1 in 1111 urn  '������������������      i������ ' ��������� 1 ������������������!������������������!! ���������!��������� iMMiiiiiimiiiiiwii 1 1111 ������������������ m 1 iiHiiinno  SUBSCRIBE FOR "THE NE������S.������  $2 OO PER ANNUM.  Esciuimalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry.  Commencing Nov. 1st. 1897,  the Steamer "City of Nanaimo," W.D. OWENS MASTER,  will, sail as follows, cailing at  Way Ports as , Freight and  Passengers may offer:  LEAVE VICTORIA Moaday 7 a. m.  "      NANAIMO for GOMOX Tues-  *      day 7 n. m.  COMOx for NANAIMO Thurs-  "dap 8a.m.  NANIAMO for VICTORIA Friday 7 ������.  m.  X      +      x  FOR Freig-ht or Staterooms apply on board, or at the Company's  Ticket Office, Victoria Station,. Store  Street.  Society   . Cards  I.   O.   ,0.   F. v  Union Lodge,   No.   ji.   meets   e -ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A.- An lev, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M, B. C. R.  Union, B. C. " ..   '  Lodge meets first Friday in each  month. Visiting brethren' are cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce, Sec.  Hiram Loogc No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R  Courier)ay-B. C.  , Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  ..before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McGonnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland   Encampment.  No. 6, , I. O. O. F., . Union.  Meets every a Item-lie   Wednesdays ot  each month at S  o'clock p. m.    Visiting  brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Comrk, Scribe. ,  wimwuu i*������ r������  Esq ui malt '&. Nena.wc  r>  rta} I way Co m pan y.  NOTICE. '  TO    TROSPrXTORS,    Miners,   ami  Iloh.ifrs ui   Mm-jrai Cl.nnis i-ni   unoccupied laud v.'k!.'in ilie E.v;iiimait & Ninanm.  Railway Compan-.'s   La;:-:!   Cram���������FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY fv.uv. the the date of  this , notice,   tbe   Railway   Company uiil  j-ell their rij;h;s to all Minerals, (ijxceptinjj  Coai and lion) and the   Surface  rights ol  ?dinerai Claims, at the   price, of $5.00 per  acre.    Such  sales   will De  subject  to all  other reservations   contained in   conveyances   from the    Company   prior to  this  date.    One-half of the   purchase   money  to be   paid ten   davs after   recording tbe  Claim with ihe government,   and a duplicate of the record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.    The  balance of  the   purchase    money  to be paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and   twelve   months,   without    interest.  Present  holders'of Mineral Claims   who  have not previously made other  arrangements with the   Company for   acquiring  Surface and  Mineral rights,   are   hereby  notified   to at once   make the.   first payment on their  Claims, as  otherwise they  will be deemed and treated as trespassers.  Leonard H. Solly,  Victoria, B C. "|    Land Commissioner  June 1,  1S97J 2390  T. IK McLean  y\\atcl7ix)aker  Dealer in   ^^  Watches, clocks, j'ewel-  ry,   books,    magazines,  stationery   and   fishing  tackle.      Special attention  given  to all   kinds  of watch, clock and jewelry     repairing.        We  guarantee each job turn  ed out by us to give satisfaction.       Give   us  a  trial and  be convinced.  Just  arrived���������the   new  Presbyterian  Hymnal.  T. D. McLean  TJisrioisr B.C..  HS*Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  ������S"Ag-ent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  bo you  MB YDDB  LOCAL PAPER?  It publishes all that is worthy 0/ notice  of'THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CHURCHES, .FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright* Original Poeme,  Bright Original "Chatter.'  And is the   ONLY   WEEKLY   COUN  TRY    PAPER     in    the     PROVINCE  which   has   a    TELEGRAPHIC  SERVICE.  It is the expnmMit of ihe distrirt, ar.d  by it the cli.-tnet will be judgrd by the  outside public.  It i< PS CHEAP ns a   xond   paper  can-  he prccuccd 111 a country ������Jistri������:i.  Give it yni'i- j^enert us support ;ind th������re  ..will |ic 'ncic;:>-<-il ir.u-TfVfcir.cris.  yj������.*ifs.T������ift.T*s Mwa*).wim,i-wa������M������iw>  u ��������� jEo, McLEOr  General Tea mine:. Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  CTETKBEUXABD    SHOE    SHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, where I am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  SO  YEARS*  SXPSRIKMC9.  TRADK  mAKKS,  DKSICN8,  COPYRIGHTS me.  Anyone sending n sketch and description mar  quickly ascertain, free, whether an Jnrention I*  probably patentable. Co������iBBKn!e������tl������M rtrlctly  conBdentlal. Oldest assney forseearingr patents  1n America.    W������ hare  a Washington offlce.  Patents taken through MmMm. u Co. r*celv������i  ���������pecial notice in tbe -  SCIENTIFIC  AMERICA,  beaotlful!y illnstrated. Inures* eireHlaiion ot  any scientific journal, w������ekly, tenna������3.eo ������ year;  ������1.50six mouths. Specimen eoples antfBjLxu  Book on I'atkxts s������nt lra������.   Addreoa  MUNN    A.   CO.,  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir .ave-  consisting oflots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block io>  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James- Abrams.  We do  all   kinds   of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  ,fo  ���������:fi  1  1 NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given, that a Court of  Revison and Appeal, under the provisions  of the ''Assessment Act" , and a sitting  of the County Court ot Nanaimo, will be  held in the Court house, Union, on Tuesday, November 30th, at the hour of 3.  p m.  By Order.  Union, B.C.       VV. B. Anderson,  Ojt. 29, 1897. Govt Agent.  DISSOLUTION  OF PARTNERSHIP  The firm of Richardson & Crawford, composed of Johu Richardsou -jnnl Frank Crawford, heretofore carrying 00 the business   of  hotel keepiug in the Wav'arly House, Union,  B. C, has this diy bec:u diaolvid by mutual  consent. Frink C. Crawford   retiring,    ill*.  Jehu Richardduu will continue fciie   b'j.iincsa i  al s{ia old stq,ud in his o-va   name,    aad, to  whom all bills in favor of the late firmtnusu  be paid, and bilia against said firm   presented lot yayment.        >  JOXU  RlClIAUDSON.  Fuank C. OllAWFORD  Oct. 1st, 1S87.  Referring to the above I desire to thank  the public for past favors, and to request  that the generous patronage accorded the  late firm may be extended to he Waverly  Huuas under its new management, where .  the beat of everything will be kept, and the  best of hotel accommodation given,  Frank C Crawford.  THE PURITAN SCHOOL.  D������Li������F THAT   SPARING THE  SPOILED THE'CHFLD. '  ROD  ���������JCasy Ingenious Methods Devised to Torture tho Disobedient Scholar���������The Rod  mid the Ferule in Freduent; Demand���������  Favorite Studies.   '  Great attention was paid io penmaJ*  . ship. Spelling was nought if the  "wrighting" were only fair ami flowiajj.  I have never read of any criticism oi  teachers by either parents or town '-officers save iu the one question of writing .  How deeply children were versed 01  grounded in tho knowledge of the pro  per use of "Siiume coliiigs not of intorio-  ��������� nationsjpeorids aiid'commoes" I do not  know. A boundless freedom apparently  was given, as was also in orthography���������  if we'j ud go from the letters of the times.  The school houses were simple dwellings, often tumbling down and out of  repuir. The Roxbury teacher wrote .in  J6S1:  ' "Of inconveniences [hi the school--  .house] I Shall mention no other but the  ' confuted a:-.<i shatrej;ed and lj.-istio, pos-,  ture that it is in. not fitting for to res.ido  in. the gla^s "broke, arid thereupon ��������� very  raw and cold;the iloor vory much broken im.& t-oriu up to kindle fir^s, the  luvtr-rh FjH'ilc-*, xliO seats some hurnod  arid out of kilter, that one hud well-high  at; /rood Let.-]; :i-:;iio<;<l l:i a koj; stie iu> in  it "'  This cchoolhoTir-o hnd beer,   built and  furnished with sou.,-6 care in 1fi.V������\  ' 'The f ooL"i.o svirt.- id wi th Daniel W<>ldo  thnxhe provi.U: coiiveulent; Ijenohcs with  forms, with rubles for ihe scholars, sinl  a convenient^ eo^ito for the schoohiia&ter  l������ Ihjf.ko to put the Dictioosirj' ou and  shelves to \ay np boohes.  Tho schoollUiistor "promised and engaged to use his b>������:t endeavour both by  precept and earn? 11 pie to instruct in all  Scholastics 11 mora1,] and Theological! dis  ���������cipline- the childivn so far ;is tiiey he cap  .able all A. 13. ��������� JDarians accepted." He  "���������"was paid in corn, barley or peas, the  value of ;2o pound;; per autium, and each  ������������������'.���������child through his parents or guardians  furnished half a cord of wood for the  schooihouse fire. 7 If this load of wood  were not promptly furnished the child  asuffered,- for the master did not allow  liim "the benefit of the fire"; that is, to  go near .enough to feel the warmth.  The children of wise parents,like Cotton Mather, were also taught' "opifii_w*  aud beneficial sciences" such as the'roviv  tery of medicine���������a mystery indeed w������  ���������eokmial times.  Puritan schoolmastersbelieved, as did  Puritan parents,   that sparing the   rod  spoiled the child, and great latitude was  given in punishment: the rod :uid ferule  were fiercely and frequently .plied, .as in  English schools of the .same date.  W hen  young men wf.re publicly whipped in col  leges,   ohildren  were sure   to be well  trained in smaller schools. faster Lo vol,  that tigerish i>'n?ton master, whipped the'  culprit with birch rods,   and forced ai:-  other scholar to hold tha  su-Iornr on his  back. Others whipped on the soles of the0'  feer-, and one leacht-r roared  out, "Oh,  the Caitiffs, it is good  for them." Not  ouiy were children whipped, but many  ingenious instruments  of  tortiwe  wcra  invented. One teacher made his .scholars  sit on-a "bark seat turned upside down  with his thumb on the knot of a iloor."  Another master of the inquisition  invented ^ unipod���������a stool wiui one leg  ���������sometimes placed in the middle of t.12  soa.ii; sometimes on  the edge, on which  the-unfortunate scholar tiresomely balanced.    Others, sent out  the suffering  pupil to cut a branch of a tree, and making a split in the large end of the branch,  sprung it on  the  culprit's nose, and he  etood painfully pinched, an  object of  ridicule with his spreading branch  of  leaves.    One cruel master invented ialso  an instrument of torture which he called a- " flapper." It was a heavy piece of  leather six inches  in diameter with  a  hole in the middle, and was fastened at  the edge to a pliable handle.    The pain  inflicted by this brutal instrument can  well be imagined.    At another school,  whipping of unlucky wights was done  14 upon a peaked block with a tattling,"  and this expression of colonial severity  seems to take on an additional force ana  cruelty in our niinds that we do not at  all know what a tattling stick was, nor  understand what was meant by a peaked block.--Alice Morse Earle in lad������-  pe&dant.  NOTICE.  All water rates are due ahd payable  at the Company's Office, First Street,  on the last week of each month. Rates  payable to Geo. Stevens, Supt. or Lawrence Nunns, Collector.  OFFICE    HOURS,    Tuesdays    and  Friday, from  12 noon    till, 1 p.m.,    and  7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.,  F. B. Smith, Sec.  SUNDAY SERVICES  Trinity Church���������Services in the evening.    Rev. J". X. Willemar, rector.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. ' Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.      ' '  St. Gkorgk's Presiiyterian Church���������  Rev. VV. 1 j. Dodds Services at 11a.  m. and 7 p.m. Sunday Schoo ^t2:30.  Y.P.S.C.E.  at   close   of   evening   service.  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.��������� W. li. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and. Coroner, r-James Abrams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.��������� Union,  A. McKuight, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  Coilis.���������Comox, Geo. F. Drabble, and  Thomas ��������� Cairns.���������Courtenay, J. W.  McKenzie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J.  W.   Hutchinson,  and P. S. Scuarschmidt, Union.  Teaming .&  Livery..  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. KilpatrieK,  Union, B.C.  x    also    x  HORSESHOING      AND  GENERAL  Blacksmithing.  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER OF -A-  SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalia, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different  Brands   of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer   and  Porter.  Agent for tho, Union Brewery Company.  T^EX3r BEEB SOLE) IFOjR. 0-^.S������3I <D1<T2SZ"  CURTENAY,  B. C  sc-l  w  '1  i|  OIBZEJLZP! CHEAP!! OHEA-P!!  mmi we memo        T H f <? f '  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.    ,  Cumberland Hotel,  Union, B. C. ���������  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  (\.nd. the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  FZEZLsTCIIN a-s,  AS WELL AS  McMullen's   choice  THE ONTARIO W^FENCING CO.. LTD.     Sted   WlFC    Netting    for      u  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   Lawn Fencng,   etc.,  Lower   this year,   than ever  are   sold    much  before.  They are the best.  Merchant for them.  Ask  your  Hardware  ?!:S$  COURTENAY. B. C.  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  ou both sides o������. tho Courtenay River, and on  the road u > the Settlement, three miles from  , Comox liay. The road to UnioE al90 16ad3  through it. It has a central position. Here  are two hotels,.one flrst class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  Best of Wines and Liquors.  Barber Shop    : :  ,   -  AND- S  ;  :    Bathing  Establishment  GO TO  w  CO UBTENAT  Directory.  COUKSEWAY HOUSE,    A.  Callum, Proprietor.  PuIYERSi'D-E   HOTEL,   J.  J.  Proprietor.  H.   Mc-  Grant,  G-SOBGS    B.    LEIGHTON,     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker.  O. H. Fechner,  JAMES   ABRAMS  "7-v j^KV'vT  il  FOR  COMO X.  COMOX is n vilIiiKubcftuiifulIy;luCated on the  bay of i ho same name, in Comox District. A  Practicu H;mgo. Iv'us? ffouse and Wharf, have  lately boon osLabiishedon tho BandS5pit. which  forms thch.irbwr, by xAv. naval authorities, and  liure aoniu oue of Her Majesty's Ships is to be  found two-thirtls of the time. Mere is a post  office, hotels. two stores, br.kery, etc. Tae  scenery grand, and^good hunting near. The  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls here on  Wednesdays, and departs  Friday   mornings.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. 7LTTCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKEPvY, Comox, B. C.  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fire  Insurance Cpmpany of Lon  don and the Phoenix of  Hartford.   Agent fop the Provincial  Building and Lofen Association of Toponto   Union. B. C.  7������/--VV;.v'  ;'-|"7-^^7;!v.wii  vV^f^fl  -AT-  rices.  UNION.  THIS TOWN, the eastern part of which  ��������� is called   Cumberland,  is finely  situated  on.the foot hills, of the Buford Mountians,  about   500 feet above the  waters of the  Georgian Straits,   and 60  miles  north of  Nanaimo.    It is  connected   with   Bayr.e  Sound,   by  a line of railway 13 miles in  length.    Its   principal   industry   is   coal  mining.    It turns, out  from   700 tons   to  1,000 tons   of coal   per  day  of the   best  steam coal.     This is transfered over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the   ships  and  steamers and  tugs  with  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 general  stores, four large 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  bat ber shops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  Do you know that we can print you just  as neat a business card as you can get in  any other printing office in the Province, ������  and just as cheap too? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also ? In fact we can  do anything in the line ot job printing  Give us a trial.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  LY  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures' the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign  cigars  when you can obtain a superior  arti  CLE to: the same money  "Why send away for your printing  when vou can set it done equally as well at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we are now prepared to turn out everything  in the line of Job Printing.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid  for  information   leading   to  conviction.  'V.  E. Norris, Sec'y  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDEP,  E33  55  E    NEW S  i $2.00 a year.  family,   and    I  to get it.    Undoubtedly it is the  I presume we have used over  one   hundred   bottles  of  Piso's  Cure   for   Consumption   in   my  am   continually   advising   others  I ever used.���������-"W. C. Miltenberger, Clarion, Pa.,  Bee. 29, 1894. :���������I sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  The Best Cough Syrup.  :astes Good. Use in timej  by Druggists. A SNOW   DREAM.  All the valleys were dim with snowing,  Dear, I knew.  Over the hills the wind was blowing,  Yet in my dream .my heart was going  Ever to find where flowers were growing,  ���������        Dear, for you.  ���������;'���������'���������' r ''...���������'!���������������������������  There were no flowers by hill or river,  ,    '���������������������������.������������������. Sweet, to shine. .   .    ' 7^--     77'  But down where shadowy'willows' shiver  I heard a hope in the branches quiver,:;'  And I sent is home to your heart forever,  My valentine. 7 ���������'' ,.  ���������Mabel Earle in Harper's Bazar. .  A WOMAN'S HiTE.  "I don't believe very seriously in man's  hatred and nob at all in that of woman.  Men have pride; women have nerves.  When pride is. .'satisfied, it' is''-disarmed;  when the nerves are quieted, the feminine  soul knows no rancor."  I exploited, this theory to a friend of  mine, who smiied incredulously and said:  "I can tell you a story that is worth moro  than all the arguments yon can make. 7 I  onoe suffered from a woman's hate, ahd it  almost ruined ine, as you,shall see.  "I was 20 years old. Some rioh friends  of mine were giving a house party at their  ���������onntry place and wereventertaining sev-  ���������ral families at once.  "Wo had   tableaux, plays, games, and  ���������mused ourselves innocently and gayly, as  do ypung men and girls,of the same age.  If we boys looked at the peachy cheeks of  the, youngladies, we never attempted to  taste  them, ahd at the most, in  playing  games or giving them, flowers we lightly  grazed  their  hands and  loved to watch  them blush, but we were so unfaithful to  these fiancees of a  second  and  ohanged  sweethearts  so  frequently that we  jgam^  boled innocently in the dawn of love with-  , oot really loving."- And my friend gently  bit his lip as thougb to taste the;sweetness  of. that time.    "We all called each other  by our first names and often quarreled as  openly  as we   amused  ourselves,7   When  young people from 18 to ^0 are together in  number, they,are liko children.    One of  the girls was given  to contradicting me,  andyl had  to tease her to revenge myself.  She was������witty; in fact, too much so.    She  had had a  brilliant education and made  groat fun of mine.   I, on my side, did not  enjoy  having  words   taken   out   of 'my  mouth and   the bloom from   my repartoo.  The others often pitted us together for tbe  general amusement.    I thought her pe-  dantio, and she considered me a fool.    We  never expressed7 any opinion of each other's physical  advantages, but it irritated  nae to hear it said that she was slim and  pretty, and one day in ooming unexpectedly into the'drawing room  I surprised this  description of me  from her���������Sophie���������'No  wonder he  wears mutton  chop whiskers  with that sheep'shead of his.'  "I thought this a detestable joke, and  from that'day the.-'.desire to tease Sophie  seemed the vocation of a deep antipathy.  She on her part, emboldened by her own  epigrams and delighted by her spitefr.lness,  did not take the slightest trouble to conceal her disdain, almost aversion, for me,  "One evening   we   played   forfeits.    I  prise of which I might become the liead,  thanks to my w-'c's portion. The affair  fell through. The young woman refused  me on account of my frightful temper, and  my mother heard that Sophie had spoken  of me in such terms that the girl's parents  ���������were thankful to have kept their'adored  child from the danger arid imbappiness of  marrying me.' I had other proofs of her  animosity. At last I thought of .nothing  else only to humiliate her, to punish or  crush h������r, to-make her love me and, scorn  her. She drove me crazy." My friend  dropped his brow at the recollection.  "Your enemy was nothing but a coquette, then," I said.  "Coquette? Oh, no! When I met her, she  <vas always simply dressed, stiff, indifferent to the attention which her name and a,  certain proud grace always commanded..  They said that she intended to be an old  ruaid.   " ���������- .-."-���������-'  ''Ispent one summer at Dieppe; and 1  thought I. was going to fall desperately in  love with the beautiful Mmo. de Guerpont.  I was  making  love in  the  most correct  manner, and believed'that I had created a  great impression, when one fine day Mine.  de Guerpont laughed in my face and told  me that one of hdr old convent friends,  Sophie B., had  pictured  me as tbe most  fickle and flirtatious of men and.not to.be  trusted   at   all.     This   was    too   much.  Couldn't she mind her own affairs? I was  furiously indignant. I could have scratched  her myself.    The thought of her kept .me  from working.    I could  see her in fancy  with the scissors I had given her cutting  everywhere the .threads of   my  destiny.  Now and again I observed her, outwardly  Impassable,,  growing   thinner,   but   still  eonsidered pretty.   At last J applied tothe  department of piiblio works for a commission  to ,study in   our mining region.    I  thought that this onco Miss Sophie could  not interfere..- She beard of my application  through  one  of her friends, whose-  husband it seems was the secretary of the  minister.  "What she said I do not know, but certain it is she got ahead of me again. I  faled to get the commission.    ;  "I resolved to put a stop to this, even at  the price of a scene or some impertinence.  I didn't know how, but luck furnished  me the desired chance. It was at a' ball of  this same ministry of public works, where  they were anxious to have me as a dancer,  but notas an engineer.  "I went there from spite, from Idleness,  from fatality, if ��������� you will. The first person I saw there was Sophie with her mother. I went straight to them, and after'a  formal greeting invited Sophie to dance.  I must have looked terrible indeed, for I  frowned. I hadn't the slightest desire to  dance,  and   I felt   positive that  Sophie  THE  DAYS OF THE   MODERN   BELLE.  movement  Ah, for the time of the  minuet,  When    stately    movement    on  swayed-  And soft eyes spoke somo quaint regret-  Gone are the. days of the old brocade.  In the tripping-time of the waltz is made  Some deft enchantment, and 'neath its spell  Her dainty heart on his sleeve is laid���������  These are the days of the modern, belle.7  When Hetty was pretty in homespun yet,,  And every fold her grace betrayed���������  Ah, somber jewels of coral and jet!,        '  .,: Gone are the days of the old brocade.  Fromthe rues of Paris we find obeyed  The hints that Virot and Worth may tell,  And' gentle simplicity flees dismayed-?-  V These are the days of the modern belle.  Till now grave memories anxiously fret  At the glittering splendid and gay parade  And sigh for the times of Polly and Bet-  Gone are the days of the old brocade,  When softest blushes in beauty strayed,  And  brimming   dimples   would  come-  well! ; ��������� .���������;',-  Mioso gentle years were meant to fade���������  These are the days of'tho modern belle.  Ah,'memory listens to fancy's aid,'  Gone are the days of. the old brocade,  And their very follies our loves impel���������  These are the days of tho modern belle.'  ,-,��������������������������� '���������:������������������ :   ������������������; '  '���������������������������;-':   '  ; V     - ��������� Clips.  INMIDOCEAN.  would refuse, and this I would  take as a  thirsted for revenge. For a week we had  hardly said ''Good morning' or 'Good  evening.' As I had. to choose a girl to  ransom a forfeit by a kiss, I chose Sophie B. Every one laughed because she  had to kiss me.. She rose, .came quickly  toward mo, and, as we were at the far end  of the salon ��������� by an open door, she forced  me outside, so to speak, by the fixity of  her gaze. When we were outside, she  1 said, 'What do you want of me?'with set  teeth, doubtless to keep from biting me.  " 'I want to make you taste of the mutton chops,'T said, turning my cheek. I  agree that this was not a very brilliant reply, but I was hard pressed.  "Sophie's eyes flamed.  " 'Never!' said she in a low voice.  "I seized her hands and would have  kissed her by force, for the game permitted it, but she clinched her fingers upon  mine so hard that I felt the most merciless of claws tear'my flesh to the blood.  She hurt me badly. I smiled, and she  dared to smile at me with a fierce look. I  let her go and enter the drawing room  again. I then followed her with my hands  In my pockets to hide the wounds. They  all thought we had kissed nicely, and we  were applauded.  "From that time I realized that it was  open war between that big, pretty girl  and myself."  My friend stopped here to look at his  hands, which no longer bore tho slightest  trace of scars.  "What does your story prove?" said I.  "That Miss Sophie was nervous? Well, go  on.    What followed?"  "What followed?" cried my friend violently. "She became my declared enemy.  "The day after the scratching I ceremoniously offered her some very pretty  little nail scissors in u case. I believed  that sho wouldn't accept them or else  would throw them away or attempt to dig  out my eves, but she was daring.  " 'Thanks!' sho said, with a luugh, trembling with scorn. 'I will keep this as a  (souvenir of a lesson well taught and well  taken.'  "Sho shortened tho stay of hor family  at tho house in order to get away from  me, and tho next year sho did nob return.  I was busy and about to take a'diploma as  civil engineer, so I only made occasional  \ i sits to our friends. 1 heard her spoken  of. People marveled at tho sharpness of  lier tongue. I saw her now and then in  society and found that she had faded  uomewhat. Then I felt sorry for her and  forbade myself to hate her, although she  did everything in her power to free me  from any scruples.  "After five years of this distant hostility  and notwithstanding tho fact that I was in  no humor to marry my family urged  me to propose for one of Sophie B.'s  friends. It was a good match and a rich  one for a man like me without money. I  will confess that, although I was not in  love, I was ambitious and loyal enough to  have made this sincere and agreeable  young woman, who would have brought  too everything in worldly euccess, a happy  Wife.  "I loved no one. I bad no feeling In  any heart but this hatred, which was more  ������f a resentment than anything else. I was  a oivll engineer attached to a great enter-  pretext to begin an explanation before her  mother. Sophie accepted almost gayly.  I gave her my arm and we moved away.  " 'Do you  insist on dancing?'  I asked  dryly when we were in the whirl.  " 'No,' she replied in the same tone.  " 'Let us talk, then.'  " 'I am willing.'  "We walked stiffly, arm in arm, our  two hearts thumping with anger, into a  little recoption room, where we were  alone.    Sho sat.    I stood.  "Did you ever have a serious conversation with a woman? If so, you must have  noticed how necessary it is that if a man  wishes to keep his superiority, his rights  and his certainty, he must not look steadily at his female adversary. If you see  her pale, blush, protestor beg, goodby rhetoric, reproaches, reviling! So I began  the discussion with lowered eyes and then  raised them ceilingward. I confessed my  surprise, my indignation at her treatment  of me. Did she bear me ill will for my  bygone pleasantries? Did she not understand that it was a oruel game/impossible  for me to punish as she was not a man? 'I  was moved in speaking. I vowed, that  there was no leaven of hatred in me. Carried away by a desire to overwhelm her, I  made a picture of her as I really would  have wished her to be. I described her  smiling, blooming, loving, pretty, witty���������  everything. . Ah, how I could have respected and loved such a Sophie!  "I dared to look at her, and my eyes  filled with tears. Think, my friend, the  Sophie I bad painted sat there before me  with a sublime smile on her lips and a  divine radiance of tears in her eyes. She  held out her hands to me. 'At lastl' said  she, with a sigh, and rising.  "I took her in my arms. You are right.  Women hate or pretend to only from too  much love.    Sophie told me so herself.  "'When I felt that I loved you,'she  said, 'I was more afraid of myself than of  you. . yes., when we played that game  and I scratched you, I loved you and was  afraid of flinging my arms about your  neck. Ah, your little scissors, how I have  kept them! Many times I have beon  tempted to sever a vein with them at the  thought of seeing you happy with some  one else���������away from me. Yes, I should  have died at your marriage or if you had  gone away. Yes, I kept track of you and  slandered you to keep you. Hove you. Do  you believe me?   Will you marry me?'  "Did I believe her? Didlloveher? Ah,  my friend, how pretty sho was. After a  long, tender kiss I gazed at her and saw  my ideal fiancee. The stiff, indifferent old  maid was dead.  "When we returned to her mother, Sophie was so radiant that Mme. B. asked  her, 'Do you love to dance that much, my  dear?'  " 'No, mamma; I love him.'  "Now you know the story of my marriage. I told it to you to confirm your  theory. The only invincible thing in this  world is love. Hate is a human Invention, false, fragile and illusive. Come tomorrow and dine with my old wife and  she will show the little scissors. We cut  the roses with them now."���������From the  French For Short Stories.  Scenes In London.  Filial regard is not extinct in soutl  London. A young man charged with hit  ting a woman over the head with a beei  bone explained that she had been fighting  from 6 o'clock in tho morning till noor  with his mother, and that he thought ii  time to stop it. A policeman testified thai  in the same street two women once fougbl  all day long, stopping only for meals, til.  one went home and died. Her husbano  had looked on, calmly mending shoes,  while the fight went on.  It was not a bad night at sea, but it was  not a good one either. The sea was smooth  and the wind was light, but tho sky was  overcast, and  there was a low lying haze  which harrowed the horizon down to a circle-half a mile  in  diameter.    The water  over the ship's side looked black and oily,  and here and there, when a lazy crest reflected the beams of one of the vessel's  lights, the glitter of it was lurid and balo-  ful.    On   deck all was silent, save for tbe  occasional   ill  tempered comments of  tho  -first mate, who was on watch and had a  sailor's disposition toward thick weather.  "What in Africa is that slatting about  bo on .Qthe main topsail yard?   Here, you,  tumble up and see what's adrift!"  "  His words were addressed to a tall, muscular  boy who had, been leaning  against  the'rail,'and" staring- thoughtfully into i.: :���������  sea.    Ferris''James  had7 been in a dark  reverie. He was not a happy boy, for everything seemed to him to have gono wrong.  His father, once a man of means, had died  bankrupt, leaving 'bim .absolutely penniless. Ferris was then glad to secure a berth  bs7- an ordinary seaman aboard  the  ship  Glendower, outward bound for Bombay.  It was. while hewas  meditating  on   bis  ohanged circumstances that he received the  curt order of the mate and responded with  the instinctive "Aye; ay e, sir 1"  The boy, strong and active, with the  alert sinews of 17 years, danced up the ratlines like a lithe cat and was soon out upon  the yard, which had the swing of a gigantic  seesaw.; .Ferris examined one-half foot by  foot till he found himself on the extreme  end of tbe yardarm. A moment later���������he  never knew how it happoned���������the yard  seemed to slip; from under him, and he  shot downward with a sullen plunge into  the sea. He barely had time to utter a  startled7cry before;the waters closed over  him.      .'.-��������� 7  When he came to the surface, ho saw  something round and white floating near  him. He grasped at it and found that it  was a life buoy which had been thrown  from tbe ship. The vessel herself was fast  slipping into the impenetrable gloom. He  knew that a boat would be lowered, but he  doubted that it would find him on such a  thick ,night. After a time he began to  emit at intervals the sailor's farreaohing  "Aho-o-o-y!" There was no response out  of the pitchlike blackness, and when three-  quarters of an hour had passed Ferris, with  a strange feeling of indifference, stopped  shouting.  A feeling of irresistible lassitude stole  over the boy and a weird numbness crept  through his limbs. He felt as if he were  overpowered, by sleep", and twisting his  arms in the life lines of the buoy, which  he had managed to get over his head and  down under his arms, he allowed his head  to fall on one side, and he lost consciousness. He made no resistance, for he felt  that such a life as his was not-;worth  struggling for. He remembered dimly  afterward that his last thought was, "I  wonder where I'll wake up."  Very much to his own surprise he awoke  In the same place���������a drift in the north  Atlantic, with only a circle of cork and  canvas between him and the great circle  of eternity. For a few moments he rested  languidly, scarcely moving even his hands.  Then a spark of hope fired him with a desire to scan the sea. He raised his head  and slowly swept a gaze around his narrow horizon. He smiled at his own lack  of enthusiasm when he apathetically discovered a bark not more than a mile  away.  The bark looked miserable. Her spars  were all awry and her rigging was full of  slack lines. She steered an erratic course  under scant canvas, and altogether showed  evidenoo of utter demoralization.  "There must be a sick or mutinous  crew aboard thero," muttered Ferris. "I  wonder whieb."  The thought that a vessel might pass  near him in liis desperate plight gave him  a sudden desire to live, or at least not to  perish so miserably. He began to think  how he could make some signal that might  be seen aboard the bark when she erratically changed ber course direotly toward  him and came splashing cum brously across  the dun gray sea like a great wounded  bird.  Presently the vessel was not more than  800 yards away, and the boy raised his  voice in a far cry,   "Bark aho-o-o-y!"  Out of the tangle of wreckage forward  was a raised face, which even at that distance looked pale and haggard. Its owner peered a moment over the waters and  then waved his hand. The next instant  two or three other forms appeared on the  bark's forecastle, and she shifted her helm.  Ferris saw that all her boats, save a small  dingey at the port quarter davits, were  stove In, and presently he saw four seamen  ���������lowly and laboriously lowering away the  dingey. As tbey came alongside the boy  they gazed at bim with a dull curiosity in  Hnlkins,  I'll tell  first and ask me questions afterward?"  isked the boy.  "I s'pose so," said the man in a dull  way.  Then he helped the boy to climb into the  Doat and pulled the Glendower's life buoy  In after him, after which the rescued boy  told the story of his plight.  They were now alongside the bark, and  Ferris clambered aboard, where he was received in a sort of dazed silence. The crew  hoisted the light dingy slowly and feebly,  when the boy gazed around the melancholy deck., Stove boats, tangled rigging,  pieces of shattered spars, splintered hencoops and broken skylights combined to  make a scene of destruction such as the  boy had never beheld before. Presently  the eretv got the dingy to hor davits, and  then oii'o of the men who had pulled her  beckoned Ferris to go aft.  "Now," he thought, "I'shall be taken  to,, the captain and shall learn what's wrong  ah,   here."  As ho approached the knot of men on  the poop deck he saw that they were nil  ordinary seamen.  "It's a mutinous erew," he thought.  "They've got the captain in irons below,  and they wish me to join them, or join  him." ���������--.  "What's your name?" asked one of the  ihen, who seemed to bo their leader.  "Ferris James."  "What's your rating?"  "Ordinary seaman," he answered.  A   groan  of   dissatisfaction   emanated  from the littlo knot of men.  "Just our luck!" said the spokesman.  w What could wo expect in this here bark?  Why, she's a regular jonah!"  ''But I'm willing to work," said Ferris.  "I'm a good seaman, and I'm ready to  turn to and do my share, or 'oven a little  more, for you men look as if you were used  up."  "Used up!" said Tom Hulkins, the  spokesman of the crew. "Well, I should'  say so! Look at tho bark!"  "Yes, I've noticed her state," said Ferris.  "No, you haven't," answered  **because it ain't all to be noticed  you all about it."  Then the seaman described how, some  days previous, they had encountered a terrific gale, during which the captain, both  mates and four sailors were washed overboard and drowned. Some sails and all  their boats were lost. They were all worn  out and had lost courage, he added, as  there was no one on board who oould navigate tho ship.  When the man ceased talking, a dry sob  shook his frame, while some of his shipmates turned and scanned tho horizon with  pallid faces and clinched teeth. The whole  speechless horror of the crew's cxperionce  rose before Forris' mind in a picture of  misery. ' The uext moment he was transformed from an indifferent boy to a hopeful man. Here was work for him to do,  and in living for others ho would find it  worth while to live for himself, >  ���������  "Your compass is a good one, isn't it?"  he asked:  "Yes, it's good enough," answered Hulkins.  "Is there a chronomoter aboard?"  "Certainly."  "Is it'running?"  "Yos. I kept It wound up. I don't  know what for."  "Charts and sextant all right?"  "Yes,   but  what do you   mean?  you"���������  "Yes, I can," exclaimed Forris.   '  navigato."  Tho glow of crimson that sprang into  tho pallid faces was like tho first sunlight  after an arctic winter. For an instant all  were silent. Then the men fell to laughing, crying and embracing one another  like a lot of hysterical girls.  "Will you take command of this bark,  sir?''asked Hulkins as soon as be could  master his emotion.  "I'm no 'sir,' " said Ferris. "I'm just  an ordinary seaman, but I'll navigate you  to the nearest port."  "Hurrah!" cried the crew.  "Now, lads," said Hulkins, "let's turn  to and try to get her into some shape  aloft."  "Aye, aye!" was the willing response  kg the men made a dash for the rigging.  - Ferris went into the captain's cabin and  found the chronometer running. As a  measure, of precaution he wound it himself, and then gob out the sextant and  chart. Presently he went on deck to take  a morning observation for longitude. At  noon Ferris got his latitude, and found  that the course for Fayal, one of the  Azores, was east by north. The wind  held fair, and under such canvas as the  little crew was able to sot the bark made a  comfortable five knots an hour directly on  her course. It was just after sunrise on the  morning of the third day that one of the  men cried, "Land, ho!"  Four hours later the bark was riding at  anchor in Fayal roads, and Ferris felt as  If his occupation was gone, but no officor  oould be obtained at that port, and it became Ferris' duty, after the necessary repairs had been made, to ship five seamen  and continue the voyage to Liverpool, for  which port tlie vessel was bound.  On tbe arrival of the bark at its destination great was the joy of tho owners, who  had given ber up for lost. They rewarded  Ferris with a snug sum of money and  made him second mate of the vessel. Ferris invested his cash In the bark's next  voyage, which brought him a substantial  profit. Five years, later he was a shipowner himself and in a fair way to become  rich. He often looked back to that gloomy  morning when he floated on a life buoy in  the heart of the North Atlantic and  wished to die.  "It was," he said, "my darkest hour,  and it came literally and figuratively just  before the dawn."���������London Sun.  JINGLES AND JESTS.  The Hostile.  He wears the remains of a calico shirt  First "issued" in May, ninety-three.  His trousers are plastered with six season*  dirt, '  And they break off in space at the knee.  He has swapped the post trader his ration ol  soap  For about one per cent of its worth.  He is hungry and sick, and he hasn't a hope.  Or a friend on the face of the oarth.  He sits in the sun by the agency store,  Like a setting hen, hatching his feet.  He is dreaming no .dreams of the proud dayi  of yore-  He is wishing for something to eat.  His other desire is a stub cigarette,  Which he begs with a piteous whine,  And so, peacefully smoking, he strives to for  get  That there is such averb as "to dine."  Lo! tho settler goes out in the morn witb. hli  gun  And discovers a night, butchered steer,  And (he settler returns on a terrified run  And spreads tho dire nows far and near.  And tho women are moved and the soldier* aw  called,  And there's arming and marching of men,  And the papers are mad aud the world is ap������  palled,  -For tho Indians "are out" once again."  In his fragment of shirt that plain; oopper  faced thief  Of ccw meat loafs down by tlie post,  Nor dreams that ho now ia a "blood thirsty  chief,"  Who dances the dance of the ghost.  And ho isn't aware that tho beef which he stoU  (Worth about eighty cents at tho best)  Has covered with blood and with thunder thf  whole,  Of the settled and civilized west.  ���������Chicago Record.  Wheel Accidents.  "Flora had adroadfultime last evening.  Sho didn't come in town until after dark."  ."What was the matter?"  "She  lost  her powder rag somewhere  out on the road and couldn't fix  up fit t������  be seen."���������Detroit Free Press.    ,  Can  'I can  A Trait Exposed.  You may call her fair of form and fao*.".   .  Your words I'll not'dony.  I'll gladly concede the matchless grace  Which you in her descry.  The tones of her liquid voico are sweet,  And witching sweet her smile,  But never I'll kneel at her dainty feet.  Not me may she beguile.  Her eyes aro as bright as stars that guide  Tho sailor on the sea,  But she who shirks in a tandom ride  Is not tho girl for me.   ���������Detroit News.  Winning Over Papa.  DIok���������So you succeeded In gaining hei  father's consent.   '  Jack���������Yes, after I had playod pokes  with him-a few times. Ho said he preferred to keep his money in the family.���������  Town Topics. a y  A Warm Weather Lilt.  Soe the sun rays with their heat-  Burning hcatl  How they blaze upon the house tops!,How they  flare upon the street!  How they wilt tho windlass pineal  How they melt tho muscadines  On the crisp and crinkled vines  Whore they beat!  Coming down, down, down, on tho country and  tho town,  From each steeple, on the people that have  hardly got the price  For the ice, ice, ico, ice, ico, ice, ice,  The money for the melons and tho ice I  ���������Atlanta Constitution.  Pa's Definition.  Johnny���������Pa, what does a "dead heat"  mean?  Papa���������Just wait until old General Humidity is in command and you'll find out.  ���������Boston Transcript.    .   ^    <  ' Conflict.  The clause "and obey" was in the service,  But it doesn't seem to go.  You see, .my better half has always  Some conflicting claws to show.   ���������       ���������Detroit Journal.  Plain Proof.  Edith���������The fact is, I really don't knovt  Whether I love him or not.  Bertha���������Then it is true that he has nol  as yet said anything about marriage?���������  Boston Transcript.  Foiled.  He put an enemy in his mouth  To steal his brains away.  The enemy searched north and south  And spent a wasted day.  ���������Pick Me Up.  Queer.  Young Wife (complainingly) ���������You  haven't brought me a box of chocolate  caramels since we were married.  Young Husband���������That's queer. Now I  come to think you haven't remarked thai  you so enjoyed tbo smoke of a good olgai  sinoe we were married.���������Exchange.  their  blaok  luster eyes, and one of them  said:  .   "What are you doin there?"  "Don't you think you'd better save me  Cheating the Cur.  "They don't worry me with their sav  agedogs."  "How do you git round 'em, Weary?"  "When I hear a dog bark, I gits out mc  memmyoryander book an pretends to be  lookin round an figurin, see?"  "Yep."  "An they takes me fer an assessor an  hides th' dog."���������Washington Star.  Meeting the Demand.  "Graoious, Jack, what immense shirt  gtuds you wear!"  "Well, you know how buttonhole* aol  I'm going to keep up with them if II  takes a dinner plato."���������Chicago Beoord.  Why Mary Smiles.  There's ncvoi- a day that's so soggily  That Ma:;v won't spatter through it.  Bhe's just had a gift of a new "umhreU"  With a Dresden handle to it.  ���������Detroit New*.  i  Trying Conclusions. i  Wife���������How people gaze at my new dress.  I presume they wonder if I've been shopping in Paris.  Husband���������More likely they  wonder li1  I've been robbing a bank.���������Tit-Bits.  Some very interesting statistics have  been published which show that Great  Britain's expenditure per head on her navy  is nearly douole that of any other nation.  Why Maud Raked.  Maud Muller on a summer's day  Raked the meadows sweet with hay.  She wasn't a laborer living by chance.  t  She wanted some daisies to wear to a danoe j  -Chicago Record.  A New Relation. *  Dora���������.Tack, who was that lady with;  your father? I didn't know you had 8  sister.  Jack���������Oli, that one isn'ta sister. That'i  father's stepwife!���������Punch.  Am  n  BB  ram GOOD TIMES COMING.  REV. DR. TALMAGE PREACHES ON  ,    RETURNING   PROSPERITY.  He Gives Three Prescriptions  for the Cure  or Business Depression   and   Eloquently  Urges Their  Claims  to   Confidence���������The  Voyace of Life.  Washington, July 25.���������This discourse  of Dr. Talmage shows how" all may help  in the restoration of good times and is  most   appropriate.    Text,   Lamentations  - iii, 89, "Wherefore doth a living man  complain?"  A cheerful   interrogatory   in  the most  - melancholy book of the Bible! Jeremiah  wrote so many sad things that we have a  word named after him, and when anything is surcharged with grief' and complaint wo call it a jeremiad. But in my  text Jeremiah, ais by a sudden jolt,  Wakens us to a thankful spiric.  ( Our blessings are so   much   more  nu  merous than our deserts that ho is sur  prised that anybody should ever find  fault. Having life, and with it a thousand blessings, it ought to hush into  perpetual silence everything like criticism  of tho dealings of God. "Wherefore doth  a living man oomnlain?"  While   every thing     in     our.  national  finances is brightening, for   the   last few  ��������� years the land has   been -sec to the tune  of "Naomi."    There   has been   here and  'there a cheerful soloist, but the grand  chorus has been one-of   lamentation'  ac-  ��������� companied   by   dirges   over     prostrated  ''commerce, silent   manufactories,    unemployed mechanism and all those disorders  described by "the two short   words, "hard  . times. V    The   fact   is that we have been  .*  paying for tho   bloody   luxury   of a war  more than    30   years   ago.     There   were  great national   differences,    and   we had  not enough Christian character to   settle  ��������� them by arbitration   and   treaty,   and so'  ' we went into battle, expending   life and  ��������� treasure and' well nigh swamping the  national finances, and north and south,  east and, west, have ever since been paying for 3those four years' indulgence in  barbarism:  j ,' ' But the time has come when this depression ought to end���������yea, when it will  end if the people are willing to do two  or three . things by way of financial.  medicament, for the people, as well as  congress must join in the work of recuperation. The best political economists  tell us that there is no good reason for  continued prostration. Plenty of money  awaiting investment. The - national  healtn with never so strong an arm or  'so clear a brain. Yet we go on groaning,  groaning.- groaning, as though Go i ha 1  put this nation upon gruel and all nve 1  us but one decent breakfast in six  months. The fact is the habit of complaining has become chronic in thi������ country, and after all these years of whimper  1 and wailing and objurgation we are under such a momentum of snivel that we  cannot step.   7  1      ���������   ,     Thrpo~I*re*orJi>tioris.  There are three prescriptions   by which  I believe that our individual and national  finances may be   cured   of   their present  depression.    The first is   cheerful conversation and behavior.    I have noticed that  the   people   who   are     most   vociferous  against   the   day   in   which   we live are  those who   aro   in   comfortable   circumstances.    I have   made inquiry   of  these  persons who are violent in their jeremiads  against   those   times   and   I have asked  them, "Now, after all, are you not making a living?" After some hesitation and  ooughing aud clearing their throat   threo  or four   timed   they   say   stninmeringly,  "Y"-c-s." So that with a great multitude  of people it is not a   question   of getting  a livelihood, but they are dissatisfied   because they cannot mako as much   inoney  as they would like to make.    They   have  only ������3,000    in   tho   bank,   .where    they  would liko   to   have   84,000."    They   can  clear in a year   only   fo.000,    whon they  would liko   to   clear    310,000,   or things  como out just   oven.    Or   in  their trade  they get S3 a day when   they   wish they  could make ������4 or ������o.    "Oh," says    some  one, "are you not'aware of the'fact "tlnit,  there is. a great population   out "of   employment, ..{and   there   are   hundreds   of  the good families of this country who are  at their wits' end, . hot. knowing  'which?  way to turn?" Yes, I know it better than  any man iu private   life   can.'know'-'that'  sad fact, for' it comes   constantly   to my  eye and ear, but who is   responsible   for  this state, of things?  Much of that responsibility I put upon  men in  comfortable   circumstances   who  by an everlasting   growling    keep, public  confidence'depressed and new  enterprises  from starting out and  .new houses   from  being built.    .You    know   very well that  one despondent   man    can   talk   50 men  .into   .despondency,-   while   one   cheerful  physician can wake up into   exhilaration  a whole asylum of hypochondriacs.    It is  no kindness to   the   poor   or   the unemployed for you to join in thisdeploration.  If you have not the wit and the. common  sense to think of something   cheerful   to  say, then keep silent.     There   is no man  that can be independent of depressed con-  , versation.   The medical journals are ever  illustrating it. I was reading of five men  who resolved that   they   would  make an  ' experiment and see what   they   could do  in the way of depressing a stout, healthy  man, and they   resolved to meet   him at  different points in   his   journey,    and as  ! he stepped   out   from   his   house  in the  ! morning in robust health one   of the five  I men met him and said: "Why,   you look  j very sick to-day.    What   is the matter?"  ! He   said: "I   am   in   excellent   health,  i There is nothing the matter." But, passing down the street, he bagan to examine  f his symptoms, and the second of the five  I men met him and said, "Why, how   bad  | you do look!"    "Weill,"   he   replied,   "I  ( don't feel very well."    After awhile   the  \ third man met him, and the fourth man  met him, and the fifth man came up and  J said: "Why, you look as if you had   had  i the typhoid fever for six weeks. 7 What is  | the matter with   you?"    And   the   man  [against whom the ^stratagem   had   been  [ylaid went home   and   died.    And  If you-  ymeet a man   with   perpetual   talk about  hard times and bankruptcy and dreadful  winters that are to come you break down  his courage. A few autumns ago, as winter was   coming   on,   people   said: "We  shall have a terrible   winter.     The ' poor  will be frozen out this   winter."    There  was something in the largesfeore of acorns  that the squirrels had gathered and some  thing in   the   phases   of   the moon and  something in other  portents rthat   made  you certain we were going to have a hard  winter.  Winter came.  It was the mildest  one within'my memory and within yours.  All that winter long I do not think there  was an icicle that hung through the day  from the , eaves of   the   house.    So   you  prophesied falsely.  Last winter was coming, and the people said: "We shall have  unparalleled suffering among   the   poor.  It' will   be   a   dreadful   winter." , Sure  enough it was a   cold   winter, but  there  were more large  hearted   charities   than  ever before,poured out on    the   country;  better provision   made   for   the poor, so  that there have   been   scores , of winters  when the poor had a ^harder   time   than,  they did last winter.    Weather   prophets  say we   will   have   frosts   this   summer  which will hill the   harvests.    Now,   let  me tell you, you have   lied. twice   about  the weather, and I believe   you are lying  this timq.  Some people are so overborne with  the  .dolorousness of the   times   that they say  we shall have communistic   outrages   in  this country such as they had in France.  I do not believe it.  The parallel does not  run.     They have no Sabbath, no   Bible,  no God in France.   We have all these defenses for our American people, and public opinion is such that if   the   people of  this country attempt a cut-throat expedition they will land in Sing Sing or from  the'gallows go up on tight rope., I do not  believe the   people   of   this.,  country will  ever commit outrages and riot  and murder for the sake of getting bread, but all  this lugubrosity   of   tone  and face keeps  people down.     Now    I will make   a contract.    If the people of the United State3  for one week' will talk cheerfully,   I will  open all the   manufactories; I   will give  employment to all the   unoccupied    men  and women: I will'make a lively market  for your real estate that is eating you up  with taxes; I will   stop>the   long procession on the   way   to    the   poorhouse and  the penitentiary,   and   I   will   spread  a  plentiful table from Maine to   California  and from   Oregon   to   Sandy Hook,'Jand  the whole land shall   carol   and thunder  with national   jubilee.    But   says   some  son is dethroned, or a domestic curse  smites him, or a midnight shadowr/ of  some kind drops upon his soul and upon  his business. What,is the matter? God  is punishing him for his small hearted-  ness. He tried to cheat God, and God  worsted him. Ho that one of the recipes  for the cure of individual and national  finances is more generosity. Where you.  bestowed $1 on the cause of Christ give  82. God loves tc be trusted, and he is  very apt to trust back again. He says:  "That man knows*how to handle money.  He shall have more money to handle."  And very soon the property that was on  the market for a great while gets a purchaser, and the bond that was not worth  more than 50 cents on a dollar goes to  par, and the opening of a new street  doubles the value of his house, or in any  way of a million God blesses him.  Once the man finds out that s'ecret  and he goes on to fortune. There are  msn whom I have known who for ten  years have been trying to pay God ������1,000.  They have never'been able to get it paid,  l'or just as they were taking out from  one fold of their pocketbook a bill, mys  teriously somehow in some other fold of  their pocketbook thero came a larger bill  You tell' me that Christian generosity  pays in the world to come. I, tell you it  pays now, ' pays in hard cash, pays in  government securities. You do not believe it? Ah, that is what keeps you  back. I knew you did not believe it. The  whole world and' Christendom is to be  reconstructed on this subject, and as you  are a part of Christendom, let the work  begin in your own . soul.' "But,',; says  some.one, "I don't believe that theory,  because I have been generous and I have  been losing money for ten years." Then  God prepaid you, that is all. What became of the money that you made in  other days ?  ' You say to your son, "Now I will give  you ?5Q0 every yekr as long as you live."  After awhile you    say,   "\\ell,   my- son,  one, "I will take that contract, but we  can't affect the whole nation.'-' My hearers and readers, representing as you do  all professions, all trades and all occupations, if you should resolve never again  to utter a dolorous word about the money  markets, but by manner, ��������� and by voice,  and by wit and carioature, and, above  all, by faith ,in God, to try to scatter  this national gloom, do you not believe  the influence would be instantaneous and  widespread? The effect would be felt  around the world. For God's sake and  ' for the sake of the poor and for the sake  of the unemployed, quit growling. Depend upon it, if you men in comfortable  circumstances do not stop complaining,  God will blast your harvests, and see  how you will get along without a corn  crop, and he will sweep.you with floods,  and he will devour you with grasshoppers, and ho will burn your city. If you  men in comfortable circumstances keep  on complaining, God will give you something to complain about.  Mark that!  Christian Investment.  The second   prescription for the alleviation   of   financial   distresses   is   proper  Christian investment     God   demands of  every individual state and nation   a  certain proportion of their   income.    We are  parsimonious! '. We keop   back from God  that which   belongs   to   him, and when  we keep   back   anything   from   God   he  takes what we keep back,   and   he takes  more.  He takes it by storm,, by sickness,  bv bankruptcy,    by   any   one   of the ten  thousand   ways   which' ho can   employ.  Th������ reason many of you are   cramped in  business   is    because   you     havo    never  learned tho lesson of Christian generosity.  You employ an agent-   You   give him-a  reasonable salary, .and,   lo, you (ind out  that   he   is   appropriating   your   funds,  besides the salary.  What do you do?  Discharge him.    Well, we aro God's   agents.  He puts in. our  hands   certain   moneys."  Part is to-, be   ours; oaft   is   to   bo his.  Suppose we take it all,   what   then?    He  will discharge us; he   will   turn us over  to financial ^disasters and   take   the trust  away- from   us.     The   reason   that great  multitudes are not prospered  in business  is simply because   they   have beeu withholding from God that-which   belongs to  . him. :  The rule is, give and you Avill   re-  i ceive; administer-liberally and  you shall  have more to   administer.    I am in   full  sympathy with the man   who   was to be  baptized by   immersion,    and   somo  ono  said, "You had better leave your pocket-  book out; it will got wet."    "No,"   said  he, "I want to go down under the, wave  ' with everything.    I   want'  to consecrate :  my property and all to God." And so he j  was baptized.     What   we   want   in   this'  country is more baptized pocketbooks.  I had a relative whose businoss seemed  to be failing. Here a loss and thero a  loss and everything was bothering, perplexing and annoying him. He sat clown  one clay and said: "God must have a  controversy with me about something.  I believe I haven't given enough to tho  cause'of Christ." And there and then he  took out his checkbook and wrote a large  check for a missionary society. He told  me: "That was the turning point in my  business. Ever since then I have been  prosperous. . From that very day, aye,  from that very hour, I saw the change."  And, sure enough, he went on, and he  gathered a fortune.   t  The only safe investment that a man  can make in this world is in the cause  of Ghrist. If a man give from a superabundance, God may or he may not respond with a blessing, but if a man give  until he feels it, if a man gives until it  fetches the blood, if a man gives until  his selfishness cringes and twists and  cowers under it, he will get not only  spiritual profit, but he will get paid back  in hard cash or in convertible securities.  We often see men who are tight fisted  who seem to get along with their Investments very profitably, notwithstanding all their parsimony. But wait. Suddenly in that man's history everything  goes wrong.    His health fails or  hia rea-  you prove yourself so worthy of   my confidence I will just give you S20,"000   in a  single lump."    And   you give it to him,  and he starts off.    In two or three   years  he   does   not   complain     against    you:  "Father   is not taking   care   of   me.    I  quglifto have $500 a year." You prepaid  your   son   and   he   does   not   complain.  There are thousands of   us now who can  this year get just enough   to   supply our  wants, but did not God provide for us in  the past, and has he not again and again  and again paid us in   advance���������in   other  words, trusted you all along, trusted you  more   than   you   had   a   right   to ask?  Strike, then, a balance for   God.    Economize in anything   rather   than   in your  Christian '"charities.     There   is not more  than one out of 300 of you who.ever give  enough to do you   any   good,   and when  some cattse of   Christianity,    some   missionary society or Bible society or church  organization, comes along and   gets anything from you what do you saay?    You  say,-"I have-boon bled," and there never  was a (more significant   figure   of   speech  than that,used in common parlance.   Yes,  you have been bled, and you are   spiritually _emaciated. ' when    if you   had been  courageous enough to   go   through your  property and say, "That belongs to God,  and this .belongs to God,   and   the  other  things belongs to   God,"   and 'no   more  dared to appropriate it   to  your own use  than something   that    belonged   to your  neighbor, instead of being bled   to death  by charities you would   have   been  rein-  vigorated and recupuratod   and    built up  for time and for eternity.    God will keep  many of you cramped in   money matters  until tbe day of your   death   unless   you  swing out into larger generosities.  A Divine Promisi'.  People quote as a joke what is a divine  promise. "Cast thy bread upon the waters and it will return to thee after many  days." What did God -mean by that?  There is an allusion thero. In Egpyt  when thev sow the c-rn it is at a time  when the Nile is overflowing its banks,  and they sow the -eed corn ��������� on the waters, and as the Niie begins to recede this  seed corn strikes in the earth and comes  up a harvest, and that is the allusion.  It seems as if they are throwing the corn  away on tho waters, but aitor awhile  they gather it up in a harvest. NoWsays  God in his .w.ord, "Cast thy bread upon  the waters and it shall ooine back to thee  after maiiy days." It may seem to -you  that-you are throwing it away on charities. ' iini- it will'yhdd-a harvest of green  and gold���������-a1 harvest on earth and a harvest iu heaven. If men could appreciate  that and act on ��������� that, we'would have uo  more trouble.about individual or national  dreamed of. Godliness is profitable for  tne life that now is as well as for that  which is to come; but, my friends, do  not put so much emphasis on worldly  success as to let your eternal affairs go at  loosd ends. I have nothing to say against  money. The more money you get t..e  better,, if it comes honestly and goes use-  i ully. For the lack of it sickness dies  ������������itnouc medicine, and hunger finds its  coJIin in an empty bread tray, and nake i-  ui-ss shivers for clothes and fire. AH Chi -  c.inLin.^- tirade against money as though  it n.iu no practical use, when I hear a  man indulge in it, makes me think the  bt-.-c heaven for him would be an everlasting poorhouse. ��������� No', tnere is a practical use in money, but while we admit'  that, -we must also admit that it cannot  satisfy the soul; that i������ cannot pay for'  our ferriage across the Jordon of death;  that it cannot unlock the gate of heaven  for our immortal soul. *  'A "Word of  Warn in jj-  Yet thero are men who   act as   though  packs of bonds and   mortgages   could be  traded off for a' mansion in   heaven   and  as though   gold   wero   a   legal tender in  that hind   whero   it   is   so commorhthat  they make pavements out of   it.     Salvation    by , Christ   is - the   only salvation.  Treasures in heaven are tho   only   incorruptible treasures.  Have you ever ciphered out chat sum in'loss and gain, "What  shall it profit a man if he gain the whole  world and lose his soul?"   You,may wear  fine apparel now,.but the winds of death  will flutter it like rags.    Homespun   and  a threadbare   coat   have   sometimes been  the shadow of robes   white   in the blood  pf tbe Lamb.  All the mines of Australia  and Brazilj strung in one   carcanet,   are  not worth to you as much   as   tho ��������� pearl  of great price:  You remember, I suppose,  some years ago,,  the   shipwreck   of   the  Central America? A storm came on that  vessel.'  The surges tramped the deck and  .cwept   down   through   the   hatchos, and  there went up   a   hundred   voiced death  shriek.  The foam on the jaw of the wave.  The pitching of.the steamer,   as   though  it would leap a' mountain.    The   glare of  the signal rockets.  The long cough of the  steam pipes.    The   hiss,  of- extinguished  furnaces.    The   walking   of   God on the  wave.  Oh, it was a stupendous spectacle.  But that ship did riot, go   down  without  a struggle.   Ihe passengers stood in long  lines trying to bail it out  ^and   men unused to toii tugged until their hands were  blistered and their muscles were strained.  After awhile a sail came in sight.  A- few  passengers got off, . but   the   most   went  down.    The ship gave one'lurch and was  lost.  So there are men who go in life���������a fine  voyage they are making out of it. All is  well, till some ouroclydon of business  disaster comes upon them, and they go  clown. The bottom of this commercial  sea is strewn with the shattered hulks;  but because your property goes shall your  soul go? Oh, no! .There is coming a more  stupendous shipwreck after awhile. This  world, God launched it 6,000 years ago,  and it is sailing on, , but one day it will  stagger at the cry of "Fire!" and'the  timbers of the rocks will burn, and .the  mountains flame like masts,, and the  clouds like sails in the judgment hurricane. God will take a good many off the  deck, and others out of the berths, where  they are now sleeping in Jesus. How  many shall go down? No one will know  until it is announced in heaven one day:"  "Shipwreck of a world! So many millions saved! So many millions drowned!  Because your fortunes go, because your  house goes, because all your earthly  possessions go, do not let your soul go'  May the Lord Almighty, through tho  blood of the everlasting covenant, save  your souls!" .  t!"J'.'^ .-���������-   - 7_. ���������������!  A  PIONEER'S STORY.    '  ..a?  !���������'<>!]<��������� wine an Attack of La Grippe He Suffered Day and Xi;rht for Four Years-���������A  AVell Known Clergyman Endorses Hia  Statement*.  From the Record, Windsor, Ont.  Among   the   residents   of   Kingsville,  Ont..  no one   is   held   in  higher esteem  Chan Mr. .Tas. Lovelace,   who   is   known  not only ^n town, but to many   throughout Essex county.   When a correspondent  of the" Record called upon him and asked  him to verify   certain   statements   as to  his cure  from    a   painful   malady  after  several years of   suffering,   lie cheerfully  did so.    Mr.    Lovelace   said: Four years  ago   I   had   a   bad   attack of la grippe,  which left me with a-  severe 'pain 'in the  pit of my stomach.'    After   trying household remedies   and   getting   no  relief, I  consulted a doctor, but after a long treatment which did not   help me, I   became  discouraged and concluded there  .was no  relief for   me.    Night   and   day for four  years that pain never left mo.    At times  it was so   bad    that   1   had   to  give up  work.    I   had   frequently   read   of   Dr.  Williams'   Pink   Pills   and   perhaps' as  much out of curiosity, as with   any hope'  that they   would   help   n.e,   I bought a  box.  I followed the   directions  carefully,  and by the   time   the box was finished I  '  was surprised to find that I was   getting  rolief.  I could not understand how, after  all the medicine   I   had   previously tried'  had failed, this one box of Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills should help me.  I now cheerfully   continued    their   use   and  by the  time I had tabon five boxes every trace of  pain had left me   and  T   felt  as well as  every' I had done in   rny life.    To-day   I  am as sound, as a dollar and believe there  is no man of   my   age   in    Essex county  who can stand a harder day's work.-(  Rev. R. D. Herrington, Baptist minister at Kingsville, says: "Having known  Mr. James Lovelace for the past thirty  years, I believe the above statements''  made by him ' to be strictly true. I  might alho say that I have been greatly  benefitted myself by the use of Dr. Wil- '  lianas' Pink Pills."    ' ' '  "  " Where Hc> Ourlit to lie."  The late Cardinal Alanning would . occasionally, at the house of an intimate  friend, throw over "the care of all the  churches" for an hour and indulge in  amusing reminiscences. One story- he  used to tell, though he himself was the  butt of its humor, was of a sculptor who  had attempted the cardinal's bust at  Rome.  During one of the sittings the sculptor  discoursed on phrenology, and Manning  made him point out on the head he was  modelling the supposed seat of the various organs or "bumps." At last Manning asked:���������  "Where is the organ of conscientiousness?"  The sculptor walked across the room  to where Manning was sitting, and  ���������touching a certainvpart of the cardinal's  cranium, said:���������,  "That's where it ought to be."���������  .Youth's Companion.  finances.  Prescription the  all our individual  distresses���������-a groat  It is.no mere t Iiooi  this ccmil try." were  with the. monetary  Thore never before  a seato  was at  third,    for the cure   of  ind- national financial  spiritual   awakening.  y.    The   merchants of  positively, ���������demented'  exeiteme.nt    in 18f>7.  or-since has been such  of   financial    depression    as there  that time.    A    revival   came, aud  50U.0U0 people were born   into   the kingdom of God.     What   came   after   the revival?    Tho grandest linaneial prosperity  we have ever had in   this   country.    Tho  finest; fortunes,    the   largest    fortunes in  the United States, have been made  since  1S57.  "Well," y<������ii say, "what has spiritual improvement and   revival'to do with  monetary    improvement    and   revival?"  Much to do.   Tlie religion of Jesus Christ  -has a direct tendency to make men   holiest and sober and   truth telling,   and are  not honesty and sobriety and    truth tolling auxiliaries of material prosperity?' If  we   could    have   an   awakening   in this  country as in the days of   Jonathan   Edwards of Northampton, as in tho days of  Dr. Finley of Basking Ridge,   as   in the  days of Dr. Griflin of Boston, the   whole  land would rouse to a higher moral tone,  and with   that   moral   tone   the   honest  business enterprise of the country  would  come up.     You say   a   great   awakening  has an influence upon the future   world.  I tell you it has a direct   influence  upon  the financial welfare of this  world.    The  religion of Christ is no   foe to successful  business.    It is its   best friend.    And   if  there should come a great   awakening in  this country, and all   the   banks and insurance companies and stores and   offices  should close up   for   two   weeks   and do  nothing but attend to the public worship  of Almighty God,   after such a   spiritual  vacation the land would wake up to such  financial   prosperity   as   we   have never  How to Cure.for Gun's.       s  Many people   go to  unnecessary   labor  in caring for their guns, and    then    perhaps havo them spoiled after all.       Guns  get rusty .inside, and a   fine   gun���������cither  shotgun or rifle���������is spoiled   when    it bo-  comes rusted and rough inside.      It   is a  vcy easy and,simple matter to prevent a  gun from    rusting    inside if   the   proper  course is taken.      Never wen   or dampen  the gun in=ido after firing the last   shot,  but in place of a damp or wet rag   use a  rag or bri-tle brush with plenty of   good  oil.      The brush or rag should hot fit too  tightly to the bore.    Run through two or  three times, iiiit the -gun   away a day.-or  two to iiive the oil time   to , loosen vyhat  dirt-may ���������'bo in   the  gun, and then   wipe  the dirt-ont witlva dry rag and put'in   a.  new rap.- with a littlo oil   on   it.      Many  peonies wash.-a gun out with much; labor  and-caro and   think    they have    dried   it  perfeetiy, only to see after-all'their labor  that the gun is   rusty inside   and   much  damaged.    . Of course it is expected   that  water shall be   used    when    shooting   at  target or from the''trap, but put no water  or dampness   in    the gun    after tho last  shot.      As to the kind of   oil to use in a  gun, almost any kind ������f animal oil. will  do.     Vegetable oils or fluids are good for  nothing to preserve iron or steel.      Many  ���������'times fine can    procure    good    oils   from  coons,    chucks    or    bears, if ono   knows  hew to get it out in the proper way so as  nut to have it gummy and sticky.       Oils  .should never be    heated   and   tried    out.  Take tho fat fiohi    the   animal, place   it  on a board and with a   sharp   knife   cut  it up lino;  then    warm    it   a   little   and  place  it   in a   strong   cloth and force   it  out by pressure.      A shot    bag is a goo I  thing to use,, and a couple   of   pieces   of  narrow boards with leather nailed on one  end  to . hold   them   together.'     Put   the  .strainer between the boards and   squeeze  the oil out.       You wiil thus   have   some  limpid oil that will preservQjguns nicely.  How Mm  Golden Gate Obtained Its >'ame.  The Golden Gate is the name given to  the strait connecting the harbor of San  Francisco with the ocean and was so  called because through that gate flowed  nearly the whole of the immense tide of  seekers for the precious metals, as well as  the rich product of their labor. It would  be difficult to estimate the immense  number of adventurers who during the  gold fever passed through the Golden  Gate into the "land of gold" or to even  approximate the value of the gold which  issued forth through this gate so happily  named. It is rather strange that the  boundless mineral wealth of California  should not have been ascertained till  about the nineteenth century.  Deputy Surgeon General Sewellj R. C.  A., Quebec, the eminent physician and  surgeon, who was selected to accompany  His Excellency the Marquis of.' Lome  and Her Royal Highness the Princess,  Louise, across the continent and back,  when the former was Governor General  of Canada, has written the discoverer of  the new compound: "I have found your  preparation 'Pheno-Banum,' or 'Quick-  cure, ' a 'remarkably healing surgical  dressing, ��������� especially for ' suppurating  wounds; it is also a valuable abortive  agent, for tho suppression of Boils,   etc."  When the physician to the daughter of  our Queen srives such   testirnonv   as   the  above, it speaks well for this  tion to medical science.  new   addi-  To Prevent Sunstroke.  It has been discovered that sunstroke  is produced by penetrating light rays,  and not heat. It is claimeu by an E* g-  lish physician that by wearing a' hat an I  clothes of orange or red sunstroke can  be averted;  There are so many cough medicines. .in  the market, that it is somet'jmes difficult  to tell which to .buy: but. if we had a  cough, a cold or any affliction of the throat  or lungs, We would try BickieV''Anti-  Consumptive Syrup. Thoc'e -who  used it think it is far ahead of, all  preparations.recommended for such  plaints." The little folks like ic as ifc  pleasant as syrup.  nave  other  corn-  is as  'Economical.  Cook:���������Wasteful,    mum?  that's one thing   I'm   nor.  tiling   in' the   eatin'    and  that comes down from hup  a   point o.!��������� finishin' up ixry.  Hartford Times.  Wei!,    mnm,  Why,- every-  drinuin' way  sv.vlrs I ���������make  elf,    mum.���������  ��������� A boil is often only a local affection���������  oecurruv-r in the strong, and apparently  healthy, and is now admitted to be  caused by certain low organisms, or  microbes, making their way into the  glands of the skin. The sooner they can  be L';ot rid of the better. The. application  of "Quickoure" which is soothing, and  antiseptic, is safe treatment.  J. H. HENCHEY, M. D.,  M. R. C. S., Eng.  Government Physician,  Port of Quebec  To Exterminate Buffalo Moths.  Buffalo moths may be exterminated,  by the use of lavender or musk or camphor���������in fact, anything with a decided  odor will drive them away. Put a little-  gun camphor in the corners and around  the edges of your floors. Keep the rooms  open and as-light as possible1.:.' Put camphor among your clothing, use newspapers for wrapping, and the moths will  ooii leave  vou.���������Ladies' Home Journal.  Sir Henri   Joly    de   Lotbiniere's   son,.  Edmund G. Joly de Lotbiniere, advocate,  Quebec, has written to the author of the-  new preparation   for   toothache,   healing  wounds,   and   removing   pain;    saying,  " 'Pheno-Banum'   or     'Quickcure'    has-  always relieved   the   pain   instantly.    I  have used It constantly, and   will   never-  be without It."  i  '- *a  i  ��������� ���������.-������������������   k\  m  m  W  II  1  m  III,  I  ���������a'dl  ii-  i 1 THE  WEEKLY    NEWS    NJV.,   2nd. 1897  LOGAL  Mr. D. Killpatrick has bought McLough-  lin's teaming out-fit, ',.'��������� :A... ��������� : ~  V The little urchins made a big sized pan-i  demonium in the post office corridor upon  the arrival of the mail last week.  Attention is called to the change ,in boat  time. ,The S.S. Citv of Nanaimo will arrive hereafter on Tuesdays and leave oy  Thursdays.  SCRA.YED.-��������� A red heifer with split iu  right ear and top cut off left ear. Finder  will he suitably rewarded. George Howe,  Union Bay.  Look out for the birthday party at the  Methodiat Church evening of Nov. 9th a  novelty in its way, especially pleasing to  young people.  Mr. T. Nosse. Japanese Coasul at Vancouver will leave Nov 21st for Chicago,  where he has been stationed. Mr. S.. Sbim-  izu, who has beeu Consul at Hong Koug  will take his place.  Mr. M. J Henry nurseryman of Mo.  Pleasant, Vancouver ia doiug a very line  business in this section. He tilled three  orde-s from here la3t week. Hid trees,  flowers and plants always give   satisfaction.  Will Borne one give us the names of the  yeung men who have hired a house as club  rooms in "New Jerusalem'' nearest to a  dissorderly place , whose inmates are frequent guests of the club? We shall take  pleasure in publishing   them.  There is in preparation by the Methodists  an old folks concert, the singers to appear  in costume, and entertainment to be made  picturesque by appropriate tableaux of farm  aud household sceue3. It will take place  the first Tuesday after the November payday.  Oa Tuesday of la3t week Mr. and Mrs. R  Kenny entertained a number of their friends  at their home on Second St. A most enjoyable evening was passed. Whist and games  were indulged iu untill a late hour, when  the guests reluctantly made their adieux to  their agreeable host and hostess. ''  About 50 will take part in the oratorio  be given about Xmas under the direction of  Rev. Mr. Hicks. It will have the usual  solos, chorus, and orchestra, be semi-  dramatic but sung withour action. It will  be the most imposing musical presentation  ever presented to an Uaion audience, and  will be looked forward to with much interest.  It was children's day at the Methodist  Church Sunday; the children formed ' the  choir and sang very sweetly. The church  was tastefully decorated. Rev. .llr. K-������-  buragi preached bota morning aud evening. His appeal for hia mission was fervent, aed both -his stjle of address and  words proved him an educated Christian  gentleman with the poetic native earnest  enthusiasm of the   typical Japanese.  Syfiio>t Geavjty System. Mr. Gus  Hauck has just had put into his store the  new gravity system of light. It gives a  splendid light and requires no more attention than gas, or very litte more. The system is in Gleason's and the Union hotel,  and gives the highest satisfaction. It  would be a stitable light for churches as  well as business establishments. Mr. Anderson, "th6 wizard around the corner" is  agent.  ���������CALL at Tarbell's store, if you want  a good airtight stove. Quality of material, aud workmanship guaranteed. No  cheap iron used in construction. His  prices for the fall trade defy competition.  C.P.R.   AGENCY.  The C.P.R has appointed Mr. George W.  Clinton ticket agent for Union. For all  points east apply, to him.  PERSONALS.  .  Miss  Ruth  Denton  has   been appointed  organist at the Methodist Church.  Mr. M. F. Kelly photographer returned  last Wednesday   from  a   trip to Shoal Bay.  Mr. Ed McKim left on the Tepic Wednesday morning of last week for Vancouver  enroute to Jervis Inlet mines.  Dr. C. A. Staples, the new colliery  physician and surgeon has arrived. He waa  associated with Dr. Wasson, colliery physician at Wellington and is a graduate of  McGill.  ���������Anderson's air-tights knock them  cold. Catch 'em at Cheap John's and at  the works.  NOTICE is   hereby   given   that  the  portion of tbe Comox road, from the  north end of 3rd St., Cumberland, to the  new road at Chinese cemetery is abandoned. Persons traveling on same after  this notice, must do so at their own risk,  and responsibility.  By Order  Union, B.C. W. B. ANDERSON,  Oct.29, 1897.      Asst. Comr. of L.& W7  HOSPITAL   BENEFIT.  The entertainment to r,iise funds for j  the purpose of procuring a furnace to  properly heat the hospital will take place  on Monday evening the 29th, of November. It will be under the'tnar.agement off  Prof, Howeils, and will doubtless command enthusiastic support of all.  For the, Best Pat  terns in  A i r-t i g h  Stoves, go to  the Un  ion Store.   .'  FROM BENNETT LAKE.  Mr. Neil McFadgen writes Sept. 27th,  they are all well and have just got their  boats finished and ready to start down  the river. He says: "Bob Ennis and I,  may stop for the winter before we go lo  Dawson, and work���������in the woods. We  have cold weather here now and lots of  snow, have had for the last'week. ###  Think there will be a good chance to  make money in this country." He asks  to have'his mail directed to him at Dawson City, N.W.T..  ���������CELEBRATION.-- 5th of November; social and supper bv Mt Horeb  L.O.L 1676 at I.O.'O.F Hall. Tickets  admitting   gentleman  and    lady    $i'oo."  TliH is sure to be a pleasant aff.ur.  W. Sutherland,' F. Sutherland, L. Wilson,  \V.R: Wright, Mrs-'Diem, G. Ukita,  secretary Japanese 'Consulate, Rev. Goro  Kaburagi. Mrs.-Holmes, Wm. Mullen,  Seraphim, G.^Howe, J. Ford, Mrs.  Piercy, Bar'Lom, Fing Daw.  NOTICE.  Passenger   List.  ,By City of Nanaimo Thursday Oct.  28th,: J.Johnson, Mrs. Johnson, Miss  Christopher, J. Pollock, J Richie, F. Potter, H. Tialliday, A.'Diem, 'M.   Copley,  N' OTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at  its next session for an Act to incorporate a  company with power to construct, equip,  ma'utain and operate a line of railway, commencing at a point at or near the head of  navigation on the Stickeeh River, iu the Dis  trict of Cassiaiy Province of British Columbia; thence by the most feasible route to a  point at or near the bouth end of IV.slin  Lito, i������ the' District aforesaid; thence along  the said Teslin Lake, by the side thereof  which shall be found ,most feasible for the  purposes of the company, in a no'therly direction to <*. poinr, at or'near the 1 orthern  boundary of the said Province of British  Columbia.  A.nd with farther power to extend the  said line of railway in a southerly direction  by the most feasible route to a point on or  near the head of Portland Canal, or some  conveuent port on the west coast of British  Columbia. ' ��������� '  And with further power to bnihlj con-,  struct, equip, maintain and operate., telegraph and telephone lines to be used in connection with the undertaking of the company, and to transmit ' messages thereon  for the public, and to levy and collect tolla  therefor; and with further power to build,  equip, maintain and op'sra'8 steamships and  other vessels to be used iu connection with  the said railway, whether on_ the Soickeen  ' Paver or elsewhere; and with further   po������ver  o expropriate lands for tlie purposes of the  company, and to acquire lands, bonuses,  privileges, or other aid or -concessions, from  any government irumolpality, persons or  bodies corporate, and to make traffic and  other arrangements with railway, steamboat or or.her companies; aud for all other  usual necessary or incidental rights, powers  an A -privileges as may be necessary.  ' Dated 13 day of September,  A.D.    1S97  McPhillips, WOOT TESTA  BARNARD.  Solicitors lor the  Applicants. 9  ' , 2 5-3  BLACK   DIAMOND  NURSERY.  Gomqi* IRoafc, IRanaimo, JS. C.  Fruit trees of all descriptions,  rnamental trees and shrubs.  P. 0. BOX 190   X X X X X X X X X X X  H UTCI-IE RS ON & PE R R Y.  an os  fc<fc.  -   Organs..  REV. W. PUCKS, Union,  B. C.  HAS ACCIil'1'! KD THE AGENCY FROM  the'  BERLIN    PIANO    AND  ORGAN CO., Hkklin,  Ont., to,  SELL THEIR HIGH CLASS 1NSTRU-  ��������� MHNTS IN THIS DISTRICT. , THESE  INSTRUMENTS ARE OK SUPERIOR  TOUCH, TONE, AND TUNE,. AND  HANDSOMELY FINISHED IN VARIOUS designs. Prices ...VERY  MODERATE.  Espimalt & lanaimo By.  Time   Table   No.    28,  To take effect at S a.m'.  on Monday   M������r  29ch 1897.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.  '��������� Sat. &  __j \ | Daily. | Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. m. | p. m.  "Wellington    |   8.00   |    4.00  At. Nanaimo   j   11.48 |- 7.25  Ar. Wcllinjfton  |   12.15 |   7.45  GOING   SOUTH���������kead UP.  I     A M    |    I* M  I Daily. \ Sut. &  .     -,T.       . Sund'y.  Ar. Victoria i    12.30 1   800  Lv. Nunuiino for Victoria. .-   |   8.40    j   4.S3  Lv, Wellington for Victoria   |   8.15 ' |    4.15  For  rntcs and information apply   at Com-  pnny's oflices,  A.BUN&MUJlt, JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. ' Genl Supt  U.K.PRIOR. /  7 ,  ,   (Jen. Freight, and Passenger Ant.  t-KOROK BlSH is now prepared to furnish Music for Dances and Surprise  Parties.    Terms moderate.  Gordon Murdock,  Third St.       Union, B. C.  .B'lacksri^itl^iijg\  n all its branches, \  ���������   and Wagons neat-    '  ly Repaired.  Subscribe  for The  News  $2.or  pet'  annum ,' . .     , '   ���������  tit? "p""  >tre?5��������� "E*3 l     * 753.  ,r  6-  ������?  the  These Goods have been bought direct from  the   Manufacturer and  are  Cheaper than ever before offered in Union.  mmmE������^gg������ggg.^mg%mm������������^^sMz  &H@5&e393B^SB2&E&&SEESHSa9l  #  We have just received a lot of  the   latest-improved  patterns  of  Air  Stoves.     Call and see them before you buy.  Tight   Heating  mmz  RBI  9IH


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