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 NO.    260     UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT. B.'C,    MONDAY   NOV., 8th, 1897. $2.00 PER   ANNUM.  )<  ft  Union Meat Market  For the cIiQi'cest 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  Fresh Salmon,   1897   Pack,   in  Half     ound  Tins, two for 1 5 cents.  Bfitish   Golujnbia  GODflSp  Whole Strips, Boneless Two  Pound   Blocks.  SSI  for  mrTVTT'  A Full-Line ,of the BEST GROCER I.KS^or^^mily- Trade.  Look at our Fall,gtock in Men's, Ladies ancl Children's Clothing and Underwear.  r^-.;-^.'-----u���������~  - \i������  ���������'.. m  Just received a shipment of  Rubber Goods direct from the  from the factory, composed of  Water Bags, Ice Bags, Syringes,   Atomizers, Tubing,   etc.  GOOD  SUPPLY OF ALL THE   POPULAR  PATENT MEDICINES.  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 11 o'clock a. m.  and from 3 to 6 o'clock p, m.  M. J.   HENRY,  Nurseryman and  ^ ���������AWOOUVEB, B. o.  Gwenhonse. Nursery. Apiary and Post-  efioe Address,   6o4   Westminster    Road.  j^rgft ptock of. flowering bulbs for fall  planting at eastern prices or lass/  Vineat stock of transplanted three and  fear years old fruit trees 1 ever offered,  An extra choice assortment of small fruit  plants and buBhes, roses, ornamentals, etc.  ,-ato lovreat cosh prices.  NO AGBNTS i Send for oatalogue be-  tw* pacing your order; it will pay yatt.  GORDON   MURDOCH'S . .  Single and Double. Rigs to let  ���������at���������;   ,:;  leasonaMecMces  Near  Blacksmith Shop, 3rd S't.  UNION, B. C.  NOTICE  All persons are forbidden to deposit night  soil or garbage upon or near the  hospital  grounds, under penalty of the law.  INC0RP0KATI0N0F  CUMBERMND.  a -   ��������� j   .j.    i  THE FOLLOWING DESPATCH  EXPLAINS ITBElirj  Victoria, B.C. Nov. 5, 1897.  To News, Union; B.C.!,  CUM BER I; AND; INCORPORATION GAZETTED. NOMINATION  DAY 1ST JANUARY,-, POLLING  DAY 8th JANUARyf. RETURNING OFFICER U P. ECKSTEIN.   '  HERBERT Ei A. ROBERTSON.  TIGER- BR/ANBS  I  UNDERWEAR!  latest by Wire  N..V. Coal Co. Improvements. -  ���������' The New Vancouver .Coat Co.,' are'  about to make "'extensive .improvements  in their system^ Two, vessels are to be  placed enroute/between here and ��������� San  Francisco. The bunkers, and wharves  are to be extended ard other important  ; shipping facilities attended to.  More Chinamen.  MontreaI.-~-A'special train containing  two h������ndre4'jGhinamen from  the West  Indies has left here for Vancouver, B. C.  Searching for' Buried .Treasure.  Victoria.���������4J7 M. S.; Imperieuse has  returned frcrrn; Central America.' While  south she. visited .Cocas Island and.sent  one. hundrerr men ashore to search for  treasure but were unsuccessful.; Harford,  who claims to have located.it, was takes  to direct ..operations. The Amphion-was  ������ent to continue tlie search.   .  SENATOR McrNl^ES   LlEUT.sGOVERNOJfc  Ottawa.'-^'H'6n.:Thoi.;R. Mclnnes h.is  been offered the Licutant Governorship  for.I-J C.,,and it if- understood that"he has  .iccepiedjl.-f A report has it-, that W. W.  li. Mclnnes, M !������~i������v liicelv, to-resign hi.s  *e.tt in the ' DoMrniph* F.������rltftineni and  enter local politics 'Vis a member o(  premier Turner's caij'ihct.   s ,  Chinese C^se.  It was" expected that the full, court at  Victoria would give a derision today in  the Union Colliery* Co., case,.but a telegram stated that the decision Had riot yet  been jijiven. [The question to be decided  is whether the Act prohibiting Chinese  from workings under ground.provides any  penalty.���������Ed.]  Spring Rush To Y:ukon.  Victoria, Nov. 5th.���������Hon. Mr. Sifton  addressed the Board of Trade today. He  urged the merchants of -British Columbia'  to be ready for a big rush, in the spring.  Victoria Must Pay Damage.  .The full Court today���������Nov.5th,���������gave  a decision against the city in the case of  Mrs. Patterson versus Victoria City  arising out of the biidge disaster, May  26th, 1896, in which the plaintiff lost her  husband. t  Boiler Explosion. 7  i  Vancouver^ Ner. 5th.���������The boiler'of  the Royal City saw mills exploded today,  killing three men and injuring many. :  Greater New York Election.  Van Wyck is elected mayor. Follow-  ing is the grand total of votes received by  the leading candidates for mayor: Van  Wych, .235>i8i; L������w, 149,879V' Tracy  111,823; George Jr., 16,000.  Atlantic Mail Service.  The Atlantic mail business was settled  today.    The Beaver  Line gets the contract for five   hundred   pounds for each  weekly trip from Liverpool to Halifax.    .  Weyler MustExplain.  Madrid.���������At a meeting ot "Spanish  Cabinet it was decided to demand an  explanation from Weylpr of the remarks  he made in his farewell address on leaving Havanna.  Nanaimo, Nov 5th.���������Owing to insufficient water at the Millstream Dunsmuir  has had to abandon the idea of shipping  their Alexandria coal from" Nanaimo;  but if arrangements can. be made with  the New Vancouver,Coal Co:, he will  use the old East Wellington site. A  deputation of citizens interviewed Mr.  Robins re the land required for the site.  He agreed to sell the land at a nominal  fig-ure,    providing    n������    Chinese    were  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    ��������� ��������� "  McPHEE ft MOORE'S.  employed in the mines. Mr. Dunsmuir  has been informed of this, but as yet  nothing has been dene.  Will Wm.Tkmpleman be Senator?  .  Now   that-Mr.   Mclnnes . is   Lieut.-  Governor for B.C.    Wm.' Templeman is  spoken of to take his place in the Senate.  ���������HYACINTHS,   Tulips, . Narcissus,     AND     VARIOUS     OTHER     BULBS,  recently imported from holland;  Peonies, Irises, shrubs, plants, etc.,  for sale to order at,  MU-SRTAVISH NURSERY,  Park Road, Victoria, B.C.  BIRTHS.  Grant���������At   Comox  Sunday   Oct. 31st to  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grant, a son.  Garti,ey���������At Union, rNov.6th. to Mr. and  Mrs Gartlcy, a daughter/7  ���������Anderson's air-tights knock them  cold. Catch 'em at Cheap John's and at  the works.  u    ii  UNION SHIPPING.  Nov. ist.���������U. S. Marietta, 77 tons fuel  ���������Tug Action, 45 tons fuel.  *���������   ���������Tepic, 207 tons, coal for rail;  way and 195 iofas coke for  Trail. '.  sd.���������Minneola, 3,340 tons coal  lor San Francisco.  " , ���������Kildbnan, 154 tons coal and  11 tons coke.  73d,'���������Tepic, 400 tons coke  for  -  ���������"       .Trail. ���������   ;  7   ��������� r        .,   ������������������  ���������������   ..������   ���������\yiliapa, 48 tons fuel. : ���������  "; 51I1, ���������Hystle, 150 tons fire  clay.  "   8ih,���������The   Bristol, 2.400  tons of  coal for San Francisco. ���������  ' *.������������ t " .      ���������The Lois, 20 tons of coke  and.180"tuns coaPfor refinery.  " Total for week ending  Nov. 8th,���������626  tons of coke; 6,604 tons of-cOal; 150 tons  ot fire clay. 'Y    >;  ���������   The    Minneola   and   San   Mateo due  before next-Monday.  For  the. Best Patterns in Air-tight  Stoves, go to the Union Store.  Hornby Silver Wedding Party.  Last Friday evening a large party of  'Hornby's .citizens were most successfully  entertained and banquetled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Scott. The  event was celebration of the twenty-fifth  anniversary of their wedding day and the  happy conple after twenty-five years for  better or for worse, looked as fresh and  cheerful that it would not be surprising if  they should yet ��������� celebrate their golden  wedding day, though the groom is nigh  the middle of his last decade according  to man's alloted time.  The dwelling w;as gaily decorated and  the supper table bountifully spread.  After feasting in the dining-room the  party assembled in the drawing-room for  the remainder of the evening. The well  waxed floor afforded ample inducement  to those inclined to dance and when  enlivened by the strains-of music provided by Ford Bros., the party tripped (he  light fantastic in nyht royal style. Here  again the bride and groom proved to the  assembly that the question "Is marriage  a failure,?" might be answered in the  negative. The guests remained late and  departed with many kind wishes for  Mr. and Mrs. Scott's continued happiness and prosperity.  We might add that the hall table was  well spread with silverware which will  prove both useful and ornamental, and  betokens the high esteem in which Mr.  and Mrs. Soott are held by their neighbors and friends.  Passenger  List.  By City of Nanaimo Nov. 2d, :.-Cros-  san, Carter,  S. Wilkes,   Mrs. Westwood,-  Smith, H. Reifle, S.   Leiser,  S.  Stevens,  J. Graham,   Mrs.   Rogers,   Miss Scott,  A.A.Davis.  Union Bay.  Two new coal hoppers are being bnilt in ,  connection, with the Washer to increase its ���������  capacity. \   '���������  The road contraotora below here are having a>pretty damp time of it, but have made .  progress. \    '  The arrival of the Union News here last  Tuesday was very welcome. ;Wfay not every  Tnesda>?  Nov 5th���������The gulf was very, boisterous to  -day, and some of the vessels -had difficulty' '  in landing or rattier didu's try it.  The improvements being made at Leiaer's   ^  Btore and  boarding, house  are progressing.-  Mr. Ourtbew is in.charge of the work, v,     ;v  ,   Dr. Lawience waa down here last Thura-*  to attend a sailer.    We believe he- has' an ��������� -  appointment for this port %s marine surgeon  The work on the; coke ovens is being  pushed with energy, and .the rumor that an*  other hundred ovens' will go up.as soon as  those at present building are finished, is  very encouraging. ���������   -������.''  ��������� ' Notwithstanding tho' bad state of the road  between hire and U'aiOii Mr.-H,o.we'a:hoi'ae:.d  aud buggy are in occasional demand^' Pilot   >  Butler and a friend went with it through to"  Courtenay���������perhaps to Comox. "'���������' ���������: "^ ���������  The bunkers and approaches are completed and ready for use, but the steamers are in  inch a ruBh that thev take all the coal so far  as fast as it can be run do"vn here. Garvin  has some Chinamau at work digging a drain  to prevent the undermining of the approach  timbers, , ';  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoe's for gents at  Leiser's.  ���������Wedding  presents.    See the  new) of silverware at Leiser's.  stock  BIRTHDAY PABTY.  The "birthday party" at the Methodist  Church on Tuesday of this week promises  to be a very enjoyable affur. A large  number of invitation* have beeu sent out; a  full houae is expected. The entertainment  will commence with a short prograinin  which some new talent will take part.7*;., The  remainder of the time, will be spent in conversation upon topics which have been  chouen for the evenening. During the conversazione the orchestra will play selections  of music   bo aa to prevent lack of interest.'  It. is hoped that this form of entertainment will be found an ayreeable' change  from the ordinary concert or social.  Refreshments will be served for whioh  no charge will be made.  ���������M O N E Y to loan upon improved  real estate. L. P. Eckstein, y  Awarded  Highest Honors���������World's Fair,  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair.  -*DBLr    J!  W  AA'thnmwm  ���������"-   l^'   *V'*aAV   *"^������ *> W JIS**  ���������f'v'aW-> ^r-2i-JJi"af Tartar Powder.  ff4*  I  A  ���������*r'  . f. ������*  y-i % !/'���������  'OMER.  When 'Omer smote 'is bloomin lyre,  He'd 'eard men sing by land and sea,  Aud what 'e thought 'e rnight-require  'E went an took���������the same as me.  The market girls and fishermen,  The shepherds and the sailors, too,  They 'card old songs turn up again,  But kep' it quiet���������same as you.  They knew- 'e stole; 'e knew they knowad.  They didn't tell nor make a fuss,  But winked at 'Omer down the roadj  .iM'.d 'e -winked back���������the same as lis.  ���������Rudyard Kipling.  A  FIREBUG.  The light of an August moon was stcn-  ������iliiig the slight figure of Miss Hannah  Stoneman against tlie fl:ip of n tent as sho  stood in observant attitude, a picture of  indecision and anxiety-, with the bareness  ������������ a Cripple Creek cam]) as a frame. It  was not to bo expected that a young woman of tbe onlturc of Harvard annex would  be wholly at home in tho wildness of the  Rookies, but it was not tbo loneliness of  the surroundings or the rugged grandour  Bf the peaks that caused unrest. He;r brief  season of camp life with sister Ruth's  family was made stormy with trying  event?. Ruth Borden was asleep in the  tent, her little son at her side. .She was  worn out with watching for her husband's  return,,and was unnerved by trying to  keep a pair of  lawless men from . stealing'  the l3orden claim.    7 7 e j  John Borden never thought of trouble  when be started for Denver to Hie a claim  for a nowly found prospect in the United  States land office; He .promised to return  in three days. ���������'���������' "��������� '   ;  .   *        '���������      V;V   'V  "Be a brave littlo woman, Ruth,'" ho  said as he kissed his wife, "and don't lob  our tenderfoot sistervget but.of sight"���������a  remark which Miss Hannah considered  impertinent.      :. "'���������"���������'���������.'.'. '.,',;���������  The business of the land office' was behind hand, and the; days' passed into a  ��������� week before Borden was able to leave for  home. It was not the wisest thing to leave  the family undefended, he told himself/  but Ruth was self reliant and Hannah  suob good company, so there was not.  much cause for worriment. Besides,' it  was imperative that the legal title be perfected. ;���������������������������   7.  Mrs. Borden was preparing supper on  6he day following her husband's departure,  when she was disturbed by seeing two  men going into camp in the ravine..- -Apparently they had not noticed the'Borden  tent. T,he next morning, however, trouble began with startling promptness. The  strangers made a survey of the ground  abutting the Borden property as a preliminary move; Then they told the women  that the wilderness was "no place for petticoats;" that it was- time to "move to  town."      .       v -77.  ' "This is my husband's claim [".protested Ruth indignantly,-."and be will soon  be hero to defend his rights!" ;  moonlight. With deft fingers Hannah  twisted a rope of wick yarn 40 feet in  length, which she saturated with oil. This  fuse was loosely wrapped about her left  arm. The pan contained about four gallons of liquid and was a heavy burden for  her limited'strength. To carry it over the  stony ground, approach the tent from tbe  rear and soak the canvas for the blaze  which would destroy the enemy's camp'  was a task-which might have caused a  stouter heart to hesitate.  The moonlight had vanished, leaving a  raist in the ravine. Hannah pinned the  fiap of the tent so that Ruth would not be  awakened by tha ai&ze. The rifio was left  outside on the ground In case of 9m������:;-  gency. Then the unwieldy oil can wao  raised and the march begun. The distance was 200 yards, but it seemed a mile  to  the  courageous  girl.     Occasionally  a  TO THE  END.  *C3  "I hope not, madam," sarcastically said.  one of tho intruders, "for that would  mean the beginning of your widowhood.  Pack your duds on one of our horses.and  let us steer you to the railroad, 20 miles  down the gulob.7 You can sit on a rock,  flag the train and be taken .to Florence  dead easy. Take advice and be reasonable.  - Our little caravan.will move at 8 o'clock  tomorrow morning."  Before the astonished women could collect their wits tlie unwelcome visitors  slouched back to tlie camp in the ravine.  To Ruth Borden the home in the moun-.  tains held memories more dear than those  which cluster about a temporary abiding  place. Shadowed by a, dwarfed spruce tree,  close by the tent, was a child's ;grave, a  rough resting placo for a precious little  one, but the bosom of the.mountain could  ;... be as kindly nacured as the warm valley  and the grass clad plain. Vegetation was  sparse at that altitude. Few flowers grew  on. the mound, but the protecting spruce ���������'  was evergreen.  ..It: was-not strange that the woman was  unnerved by the prospect of eviction. A  council of war was held with Hannah.  Should John fail to return in a day, escape  from being driven away was unlikely.  But Ruth shuddered when she remembered the threat that her husband might  be waylaid. As the woman walked to the  tent Hannah'heard her say, "Yes, there is  just one plan"���������after winch the Winchester  ���������riiio was loaded.  Both women expected to pass a sleepless,  night. Black clouds obscured the sky, red-,  dened at intervals by the disturbing flame  of the insolent strangers' campfire. The  women agreed that Ruth should try to get  a little rest, then mount guard in Hannah's place. In spite of excitement Ruth  fell into a deep .sleep. before midnight.  Hannah endeavored to be u brave sentinel,  but-before being aware of it this- gentle  tenderfoot dropped on a blanket and dozed.  Bho awoke an hour later, moonlight  streaming iri her face, the clouds dissipated. Hannah reproached herself for lack of  , vigilance, and a:- a punishment determined  Dot to call Ruth for the remaining part of  the watch.  Wrapping the blanket about lier shoulders sho stood outside tlie tent. 'The night  'was cold and clear. Tlie umvelcomo camp-  Ore was beginning i<. flicker, suggesting  crumbling embers. Hannah was no coward. For tin hom- she busied tier brain for  a plan of deiivoi'.inee. Her "quick wit  Eecmed at fault, vrii.h all its resource failing to obtain results- in such a wilderness.  T; -ning to .he camp in the ravine each  cle, .il of its arrangement- was noted. The  me.j were wrapped in blankets lying close  to the fire, and nearby the horses were  picketed. Guns and stores had been stowed  away in the tent.  Hannah's thoughts drifted back to her  sister. While watching the tired woman  who had known so much trouble a kerosene can was. spied in one corner of the  sent.  "The idea at last! 13 my courage equal  to it?" gasped Ihe girl, breathless, turning  faint with the daring project in her mind.  Another look at tho- .s'ieieper'ls distressed  lace shot fire into Hanifafi^s veins. Prudence flew to the peaks. For half an hour  there was a fight to control nerves. Coolness and an inflexible purpose were necessary for success. And then, maybe, th������  trifle might'be the final resort.  But  Ruth   must not  know of  it.    Sbe  was the strong rajnded one, of course, bat  6his time little Hannah rose superior.  Clouds  again   gathered,   blotching' the  rest was taken-behind a stunted tree or  friendly bowlder. The ravine showed no  sign of activity.  Hannah thought she had lived an ago  when the critical moment arrived. On  bauds and knees by inches she reached tho  tent, the oil ready for its work of destruction. Porhaps-, 'after all, there was a sleeper inside, and then she would be guilty of  murder. Arson was justifiable, but not  the sacrifice of life.. Her heart failed until her strained eyes caught the outlines of  Ruth's tent von the hill, when determination grew strong again.  Raising  the  canvas Hannah  could sco  lha't np one was there���������only guns, instruments and  provisions.    The  cork was removed  with   some  tugging and   the  can  tilted close to the  ground.    Then the oil  '.began'to gurgle.  Slight as the sound was,  - perspiration was  brought -to the incendi-'  ary's face, for it hammered in her ears liko  the roar  of   a  waterfall.    The  kerosene  flowed under, the tent, thoroughly soaking  .the'strangers'effects.    Hannah was calmer  how, being  absorbed   in   the .venture,  which  had  an element of  fascination in  spite of its dangerous1 nature.  .A hollow  in the ground retained the last half pint,'  ,into which one end of the fuse,was coiled  and weighted with   a stone.   -The  girl retreated.    With nervous  fingers  the  yarn  was trailed from the camp until its length  was spread-bin the barren soil.   The ravine  seemed 'like a valley of  death.    Men and  horses alike were in the world of sleep.  "God forgive, me if this is a crime!"  prayed the delicately nurtured .mischief  maker. .  A sulphur match was rubbed on a stone.  How it flickered and fumed before:bursting into a yellow flame. She touched the  light to the fuse and mischief began in  earnest. ,-..v    ',-'  Hannah fled precipitately, stumbling  along'until the home tent was reached.  Curiosity ohiefly kept her from fainting  outright. 'Lying close,to the ground she  watched the slender 'snaKjj. of fire crawling  on toward the strangers^ camp. Bunches  of dry grass were ignited, spitting bits of  flame in the air, only to die away in a moment.. Should the fuse break at any point  'before the ::tent was reached and the de-  structiveVini^ion of the Are fail discovery  , of her incerJdfafism would be sure, to follow in the morning.' 7 Hut no. The light  brightened and hurried as if to dispel such  gloomy thoughts.; ; Hannah imagined sho  could hear the hiss and crackle as the firo  sped on its errand.  Plash!    The tent was reached.    An envelope of flame curled over it.    Then the  eight was truly fascinating.    The burning,  oil cracked aud cried out in its'hunger aa  powder,   and  provisions  were  consumed.  The  horses  soon felt a blistering  breath  scorch their manes, smoke filling nostrils.  In terror they sprang up, tugging at pickets, the clatter of hoofs rousing the men  to  consciousness.    Blinded   by the  glare,  these reckless fellows scarcely knew:w.heth7  er  they were  in  the  midst of a  terrible  dream.or the victimsof a'real'calamity.  The wildness of tho horses quickly  brought a sense of actual danger. With  much struggling the animals were forced  to a safe distance from'the fire and secure-'  ly picketed, after which, the men returned  to tho ruined camp to investigate. Scarcely a vestige of their property remained.  Flames were already dying down on the  charred site.'     .  No weapons, no provisions; a clean  sweep. It was idle to speculate on causes. -  A spark from the . campfire might have  started the combustion. There was no  sign of life at the Borden tent. In disgust'tho strangers returned to their horses.  Tho pickets were drawn, saddles tightened,  and preparations mado for a retreat.  "Euchred, I swear!" growled   tbo elder  of tho pair riding down the ravine.  "Yes," answered his partner, "and on  our own deal." '  Hannah, prostrate on the ground, saw  tbe men depart. The glow continued to  illuminate the mountain sides, tho clouds  reflecting a dull rod, fringed with gray.  The strain had lasted a long time, and  the brave girl sobbed convulsively, whether for joy or terror, or both, she hardly  knew. .'.'������������������"  When the sum penetrated into the mountains, two men were to be seen near the  railroad moodily waiting for thq.Florcnco  express. The rosy light stole up the ravine  until tho blackened remains of a camp  were reached, and on the brow of the hill  11 cheerful beam kissed the face of a fair  frirl lying in healthful sleep in front of a  lent, her arras hu  her most precious 1  As the winsrrof an angel might guard, M the  hands of a mothur might cherish,  Bo have I loved you, mine own, though hop������  * ,      and though faith should perish,  And my will  is set to hold you yet, close hid  in my deep heart's center,  In a secret shrine that none may divine, where  no one but I may enter. , --.   ,   ���������    ,  When  the stars  shine dimly and wan, when  the leaves on the pane are fretting,  When the mist has blotted the world in a dull  and a drear forgetting,  Over the hill where tlie wind blows chill, over  the wintry hollbws,  A wild voice calls.  On my sleep it falls, and my  spirit awakes and follows.  Call, and I come  through the night, though  the mist and the darkness hide you.  Weary and desolate heart, my place  is surely  beside you.   ���������    ���������      '  From the depth of your black despair, come  '  back; my arm shall bo strong to move you,  To bear you up to the golden gates of heaven,  because I love you.  -Pall1 Midi Gazette.  A LUCKY TAILOE.  "I'm  a happy fellow, a' very happy fellow!" exclaimed  Karl Wynck, a poor tai-  .,_ging a rifle as if it were  ussession.���������JSxnhango.  "In Three States at Once."  Crossing the Delaware river below Port  Jet-vis, the tourist comes to a point of  land upon which a rude stone monument  murks the spot where the states of New  York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania join.  Some years ago official representatives of  the three states attended the ceremony of  erecting this stone, which is suitably in-  seribed and known as the tristates monument. Many thousands of persons visit  ���������this spot each year, chiefly for the unique  sensation of "standing in three states- at  once."  TheNeversink river flows into the Delaware here,- and the stone monument is occasionally knocked down by the ice floes  Vr'heri tho winter season comes to a close.  Tho rook upon- which the monument  stands always-j/e'rvmins in the-same place.  This- locality is eagerly sought by fisherman. Ac the proper season many large  black bnss are caii.ubt imt far from the tristates monument. ' In that neighborhood,  too,' there r,vy ni;;r.r r^uy. lurking places of  pickerel.���������New Y.���������;:'��������������������������� X :mes.  lor vwho dweltin one of the old fashioned,  narrow streets of .Amsterdam; "The  money I shall receive from Burgomaster Harmen for making this cloak shall  be placed along with that I have already  laid up, and if fortuno does not jilt me  I'll wed my little Elizabeth beforo lam  six months older."  "  So saying, he rubbed his hands together  with much satisfaction, and drawing his  legs still closer under him resume'd his needle, singing, merrily as he worked. But  fate interferes with tho hum bio a a well as  the exalted, and the cup of felicity is, as  often dashed from the lips of tailors as  from those of more dignified professions,  and Karl had soon experience of tbe truth  of this .axiom. His song, which in the  ifullness of his heart he was'carolingat the  top of his voice, wassuddenly hushed, for  a handsomely dressed cavalier, dashed violently into the house, seized an old sword  which, hung over the fireplace and disappeared as quickly as he entered.   ,  "That is strange!" muttered Karl. "My  visitor does not look like a thief."    So,he  flung "aside  his  work, jumped  from  the'  board and running to the door beheld at a  short distance two. gentlemen engaged in  fierce  strife.    One bf tho  contestants almost instantly fell dead, while the victor,  oasting away his weapon, fled precipitately  up the street.    Karl paid little attention  to , the fugitive, but fled  to the assistance  of the  fallen  cavalier, whose  hand  still  grasped the rapier.    He had been thrust  through tho  heart with the  sword which  had remained for many years a harmless  oocupant of the nail over the poor tailor's  fireplace, but now lay near  tho  corpse*'of  the cavalier stained with gore.    The sight  for a moment deprived Karl of speech and  motion.    His horror increased a������ lie heaird  several  voices  in  the crowd,'which-had  been drawn to tbe spot, denounce him as  the assassin.  Karl  gave- himself up for a  lost man.  He  attempted to explain the  matter, but  he did it in such a confused  manner and  trembled  so  violently that  many of  the  bystanders, who knew him  to bo a peace-  ble and inoffensive young man, now considered him guilty."  In short, he was immediately hurried oil to prison  as a murderer.   Here ho was left to feel the horrors  of his-miserable-situation, . He paced his  dungeon with a throbbing heart arid raok-  ing  brain  and  thought on. his  blighted  hopes and his sweetheart, who he felt persuaded would  erase . his  very  name from  her remembrance.'.������������������������������������Hep had, however, the'  melancholy satisfaction',-to find  that this  was not the case. 7 Elizabeth was  soon at  the prison where, in the arms of her-lover,  she endeavored to whisper tlie comfort she  herself so much, needed.    But the "gentle  reader," as in all such cases, is- requested  to imagine the grief of a young couple un-..  der such heavy affliction.  The next day came, and a priest was  ushered into Karl's prison. There vVasva  something in the countenance of. the ecclesiastic which the prisoner did not fancy.  His gray, sharp, twinkling eye had more  of cunning than of sanctity in it, and his  whole manner was unprepossessing. His  subsequent advice corroborated, the prisoner's suspicions.. ���������   :      ...������������������.,  "Karl Wynck," said the priesfc,7 "you  are a> lost man unless, you make- a bold  effort;for your deliverance." - , .'��������� !  .-.. "That is too true, father, but I see no  means of escaping from this dungeon,  from which I shall soon be dragged to the  scaffold. Oh, 'tis terrible.to have one's  name pronounced with horror by the good  and sooffed at by the wicked 1 But I die  innocent of murder."   - ���������  "That is but idle prating, my son,"Interrupted tha priest.    "Will you profit by  my advice or will  you die that death  you  dread-so much?"  "I wouldfain hear your counsel, father."  "Hearken,  then," rejoined  the  priest.-  "The keeper of the jaiThas a son who was'  this  day married, and   the wedding will  be kept in the'rooms above..    An hour beforo midnight every ono will  be engaged  in the revel, except tho man whose duty.it"  Is to  see all  safe.;   When   he enters  your  dungeon, uso this-knifo resolutely���������-why,���������  what ails thee, boy?" cried tho. priest, per-  ��������� oeiving Karl's  already pallid features, become still paler.    ��������� '  "Ob,- father,.'* said the poor prisoner,  "counsel mo not thus! That would indeed  be murder.    I cannot do it."  "Fool I" muttered his adviser as his thin  'lip curled with- scorn. "Is it for such as  -thee to judge.-of sin or virtue? Hast thou  not heard how Moses slew the Egyptian  who smoto his countryman? Was that"���������  Karl heard no more.  "Begonel" becried. "Begone, tempter 1  I have heard how the blessed St. Anthony  was beset by demons who affected sanctity, and I begin to fear that thou art ono  of that fiendish legion.    Begone, I say 1"  The priest (or demon, If you please)  Bmiled another dark smile, and his eyes  gleamed like bright coals of fire.  "Idiot!" he muttered as he turned upon  his heels. "Thou art lost! Perish in thine  own obstinacy!"  Karl heard the door close upon his ���������visitor, and falling on his knees he uttered'a  prayer to heiiven.  Tbe stranger who had been killed was  not known to any of the townspeople.  He had that day arrived at Amsterdam,  and from his appearance was judged to bo  '  a gentleman. Karl was put upon his trial,  ��������� and the evidence against him being deemed  conclusive he was condemned to die. In  Tain did he urge his innocence. In vain  did he repeat his story of the- combat between the two cavaliers, and how tho slayer had procured the weapon with which  be had destroyed his antagonist, arid'  eqlwilly ��������� vain' were -the numerous testimonials of good conduct and sobriety  which his neighbors tendered in his favor-  Poor Karl was condemned to die, and  though  pitied  by many was  thought de-  CEerviug the fate- to which he had  doomed,  acpther.  The day )f  execution  arrived and Karl  tefk lcav\o of his uear Elizabeth with a  bursting heart, hut he resolved to meet  death like a man* and walked witb a firm  step to the place of death. Ascending the  scaffold, lie looked with a hurried glance  upon the vast crowd which had assembled  to see him die. A body of the town guard  surrounded the scaffold to keep off the  throng which completely filled the square,  while overy window and house top was occupied by the burghers and their families.  The melancholy sound of the death bell  mingled with the murmur of the immense  crowd, from which Karl, endeavored to  avert ,his face, but as he did so his eye  rested on the athlotic. figure and stern features of the executioner, whose brawny  nrms, bared to'the elbows, reposed on his  huge two handed sword, which, already  unsheathed, gleamed brightly in the morning sun.  ,   "Alas," thought Karl, "what preparation for the death of a poor tailor!" , '  A priest, unobserved, asconded tho scaffold and knolt by his side. It was he who  bad visited him in prison.  "Karl Wynck," whisperod- the tempter,  "I can save thee oven'now."  "How?" murmured the tailor, his blood  curdling at tho sound of that voice  "Acknowledge thyself '���������'mine, and I will  transport thee in an instant to somo far  distant country."  Karl started on his feot so suddonly that  the guards grasped their halberds, supposing he meditated an escape; but he had no  such intention;  "Avaunt, fiend!" he cried, shuddering  violently.- "Remember tho reproof which  our blessed Lord gave thee of old. Satanas,  avaunt!"  The headsman's assistant here advanced  and bado Karl prepare himself. The sufferer said that ho was ready, and begged  that the false priest might be dismissed,  but when they turned to bid him begone  he was nowhere to bo seen. Karl knelt  again to receive the fatal blow. The hoads-  man approached and raised his huge  sword, but suddenly withheld the blow,  for a thousand voices bade him desist; and  a''horseman was seen to urge his foaming  stcfed through the den so crowd.  "Hold!    Hold!" cried  the    newcomer.  "For heaven's sake, forbear. ' Stay tho execution,    lam   the' slayer.and  that poor  ���������inan is innocontof murder!"      'X  It was indeed the cavalier who had possessed himself of Karl's sword, and the  poor youth, overcome by this unexpected  rescue,- foil senseless into the arms of tho  executioner.     ,   ���������  "Sir,"  said  tho  cavnlior,- surrendering  himself  to tho ofiicer of  the town   guard,  "the crime  is mine, if  crime it  bo to destroy ono  of  tho  most' barefaced villains  that ever scourged society.. I am a gentleman of Leghorn.    My name  is Bernardo  Strozzi.  Tho man I slew was of good family, but   he robbed pie ofv.all  I;valued  iu  this  world, and- I resolved  to  seek  him  wherever he lied;; -Chance led  me to your  city, and, walking, out without myswoi'd,  I iiiet my foe  in' the ������������������'street.   : He would  have avoided mc, but I resolved to possess  myself  of  even a  knifo, so that I might-  destroy him. . I: luckily'seized a.sword in  the  house of  this*poor man.,   V^nseance  nerved my-arm, and he fell almost'as soon  a's'oiir weapons had crossed.    The"combat  was fair and equal. I left Amsterdam im-  ' mediately,  and   at-,; the   next   toV?n   had  ;-, learned that anbther^had been condemned  ; for tlie.slayer.   . Tho.'saints be praised that  ; my good steed bore me hero in time!"  G&Swds pressed around Karl to congratulate', him   upon   his "'"escape from death,  whiid the  oavalier placed  in  his hands a  \purse,-filled with gold.  "JRriend1," said ho, "���������tako.rthis and'be  happy. I regret the misery you have suffered,; . but .this may '-make7 you-' some  amends."  Our tale is endedy butassome may.need  a postscript, ;we add for their especial information that-Karl, with such, an acquisition of.'wealth"; forgot the suffering he.nad  .endured and was tho happiest", man in  Holla-rid. Ho married his dear Elizabeth,  by whom ho, had many.children, became  rich arid died""ht an advanced ago7 The  bouse ^iri which he lived was formerly  shown-; to the curious, and there was an  inscription over the door recording in' a  few.brief lines the history we havevendeavr  ored t'o give in detail, but modern im-  pro.vorpents have crept even into Holland,  and the dwelling of honest Karl Wynck is  no longer shown to the inquisitJivo-.traveltiri.  ���������2\ew York Is'ews.  The Spare Room.  The capabilities of a woman as hostesi  can be quickly judged by a glance at her  spare room, prepared for the reception of a  guest. It is easy to make the room dainty  and comfortable, and the following hints  may bo useful:       -.'..'���������  Do not leave half the pegs in the hanging ' cupboard occupied with-your own  gowns and half the drawers filled with  stores of clothing. Nothing is moro apt to  suggest to the visitor that she is "unwelcome, and that the family will ^rejoice at  her departure.  All drawers should bo dusted out and  lined with clean paper.  The dressing table should stand in a  good light and be provided with pincushion, trays, etc. Make sui'e that the glass  is firmly fixed and will not twirl round  and show its back unless .propped by the"  guest's contrivance.  A writing table or small desk is indispensable See that tho inkstand is filled,  that'tho pon' will writo''and that blottor and  paper case each are well stocked. A card  with tho times of postal dispatches is a valuable addition. ~ ���������   ���������  As to the washstand, a glance is required  to discover whothor soapdish, jugs aud bottles aro filled. Three towels at least should  bo provided���������one thick, Turkish and two  hand towols.  Remember that it is easy for a guest to  throw off an unnecessary blanket" if the  night is warm; absolutely impossible if be  wakes in the chilly small hours to rouse  the houso and demand moro covering.  Thereforo do not stint blankets outhe bed.  .���������Philadelphia Ledger. .  A TrUe Mother.  Dr. Parkhurst of New York says: "A  truo  mother  lives  for  her children, and  knows no other, ambition   but to live in  her children.    She aims at nothing moro  than unrecognized survival in thoir man-  hood^and  womanhood,   and  asks, to  be  monumentec^ only by the activities and  fidelities of  those to whom sho has given  life, and who aro her own  life prolonged  and perpetuated.    It is0one of tho pleasant  features of  our generation that increased  attention is boing given to tho discipline of  the female  mind.    It makes for progress  that woman   is coming  to rogard  herself  less in the light of artistic bric-a-brac and  moro  in the  character  of  an   intelligent  staple.    There is nothing a woman can so  much  know, and  no tonsion  of mental  fiber she can possess, which, if inwrought  with tho feminine  impulse, will not "enhance by so much the disciplinary ministry  sho can render her children.    Thero isno  'strong mindedness'  and  no completeness  of collego  training  that will  unsox hor,  ;  provided only such possessions and acquisitions aro dominated by the feminitio instinct and mortgaged to maternal ends and  purposes.','  Colorado Wear With lied Hair.  If tho women with red hair would only  study how to use it becomingly, tboy would  be proud of. the distinction of haviri'git instead of being dissatisfied with  their lot.  Thero appears to bo an impression among  women with red hair that almost any shade  of bluo can be worn' by them, because as a  usual  thing  they  have fair and  delicate  complexions; -but, as a matterof^fact, blue  is tho one colc-r above all others'that they  ought to avoid.  The contrast is too violont  and  the'eombination   is not   harmonious.  The shades most suitable to be worn with,  red hair aro  bright, sunny bro-syrv-iind all  autumn loaf tints.    After thesomayjbe so-  .  looted pale or very dark green, hut-never a "  bright  green; pale yellow, and   black un- /?  mixed with any other color.    Mixed colors  are notbecoming to red haired people, as  they nearly always  givo 'them a more or  less dowdy appearance.   .In fact, red hair  is usually so  brilliant and  docided that it  must bo  mot on its   own ground, and no  vague, undecided sort of thing should be  worn with it.���������Exchange.  ,0    , The Iiong: Timo to Dress Habit.  A clever woman tolls, tho story a^ her  own expense of tho way in which she was  cured of the long timo to dress habit. She  was,addicted to ifc in its very worst form.  There',was no case on record of a guest  Who had been greoted under her roof with  'any degree of promptitude.  One evening at a private entertainment  of some kind sho encountered a certain  bishop, an,old friend of the family. t  "Ah, my dear Mrs. Smith," remarked  the ecclesiastic, "how are you? I passed  your house yesterday and though tof dropping in to sec you."  "And j'ou didn't do it? That was "Very  unkind of you."  'IWell,- no. . You see, I said tp myself:  'I have just one hour to call upon Mrs.  Smith. She will take 57 minutes to dress.  That will leave just three for our talk. It  is hardly worth while.' "���������Philadelphia  Press. ��������� ���������   ..       ���������"     '-   :.   ��������� .v  ���������'  Y>J  *Muc7\ .Sr.for.  In the cardroom of a certain club one of  the frequenters -had long been the subject  of suspicion, indeed more than one'member had expressed the opinion that ho was  fiv rogtrt.  One- evening the suspected one was  oaughiV-red handed and exposed before the  whole company. Whereupon the indignant  member? rose in a body and kicked tho  cheat from ihe'toy of tho stairs to tlie'bottom.  Rising painfully, he hobbled away to the  residence of an influential.member of tlie  club and.complained of the treatment he  had received. . .-.-,:  _" V. i, iu would, you do in my place?" he  ������:'������������������!'��������� .. i.'i conclusion.  'ihe ;rhur strotted his chin and replied:  "Well, I should certainly' pi.i.V on the  Erinu'.l floor hi future. It would be safer  it ill events."���������Pearson's Weekly.     '������������������'..  They Merely Look That Way.  "Who is that green looking couple over  on the other bench?"  "He  is  a   grass widower, and  grass widow. "-^-Chicago Record.  L .-n Don't ITrighterv-Children.  , Parents a re not considerate of the gu^--  forings-of their young ohildren vat highij-  fcime, when compelled to go to sleep -in 'th$-  dark, lonely bedrooms. Cowardice" and  imagination fill them with terrors whioh,  though without, the slightest fodmlation,  areas real.xo them as firo or burglars or  bears. '  A nurse will often' intensify this apprehension by saying, "It's no wonder you  are soafriaido' nights, you are so naughty  in. the daytime." The ddfenseless, igno-7  rant child gets into bed, thinking that some  one is lurking round. '.���������'.���������  Mothers should absolutely forbid :any  frightening of tho children in this respect,  and see that their orders are carried out.  she is a  de  Struck With Them.  'Sry, Chimmie. whot  fer  des dey call  big mugs on the stoigo stars?"  'Coz yer gits hit so hard afore yer sees  em, o' course, "���������Detroit News.  The Effect of Mirrors. ���������  Until ono has experimented with  the  effect contributed  by mirrors  let into the--  wall their value in increasing the apparent size of a room can hardly be appreciated.    In a  long, one window parlor'of an  np town house a wide arch was made each  Bide of the fireplace and  the space filled  with looking glass.   Apparently, then, the  room opened into another ��������� through  these  spacious arches, and   though a light piece  of furniture stood in front of each, the il-/  lusion was not interfered with.  Suob mirrors are often set directly opposite tbe par-..  lor door to relieve the contraction of a nar-7  row hall. Tbe architect of today has many  devices to overcome the monotony and stiff  lines of halls und rooms.  I  r  ram  EEHBHBH TO THE STORE CEERK  ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE EMPLOYED IN STORES AND  FACTORIES.  j Bev. Dr.  Talmaffe Preaches to a  Mighty  I   Host of Toilers���������He  Gives   Good Advice  Sfor the Life That Now is as Well for the  Iaife to Come.  i'    Washington; July 18.���������This sermon  of  t Dr. Talmage addressed to the   great hose  ! of clerks in stores and offices  and factor-  ! les will inspire such persons with health-  i ful   ambition   and ..allay   many of their  [annoyances.     Text,   Acts  xvi," 14, "And  \ a certain -woman named Lydiai   a   seller  j of purple, of the city of  Thyatira, which  I worshiped   God,   heard   xis, whose heart  I the Lord   opened."    Proverbs   xxii,   29;  I "Seest thou a man   diligent in his busi-  i'ness?    He shall stand before kings."  iv    The   first   passage   introduces   to you  ! Lydia,   a   Christian    merchantess.     Her  ! business is   to   deal   in   purple cloths or  '.silks.    She is   not a giggling nonentity,  f but a practical woman, not   ashamed ��������� to  f'work for hor living.  All the other women  I of Philippi and Thyatira   have   been for-  | gotten, but God has mado   immortal   in  our   text   Lydia,    tho   Christian     saleswoman.  Tho other text shows you a man  with head and hand and   heart   and foot  all busy   toiling   on   up until he gains a  princely success.  "Seest thou a man diligent iu,  his   business? , Ho   shall   stand  ; before kings."  Great encouragement in these two  ' passages for men and women who will  be busy, but no solaco for those who are  waiting for good luck to show them at  the foot of the rain bow a casket of buried  gold. It is folly for anybody in this'world  to wait for something to turn up. It will  turn down. The law of thrift is as inexorable as the law of the tides. Fortune,  tho magician, may wave her wand in  that direction until castles and palaces  come,but she will after awhile, invert the  same wand, and all the splendors will  vanish into thin air.  There are certain styles of behavior  which lead to usefulness,- honor and permanent success, and there are certain  styles of behavior which lead to dust,  dishonor and moral default. 1 would like  'to fire tho ambition of young .people. I  have no sympathy with those who would  prepare young folks for life by whittling  I down their expectations. That man or  woman wi.ll be worth nothing to church  or, state who begins life cowed down.  The business of Christianity is not to  |quench but to direct human ambition.  * Thercfore.it is that I utter words of encouragement to those who are occupied as  clerks in the stores and shops and banking houses of the country. .They'are not  an lixoopcional class. They belong to a  great company of tens of thousands who  :;are, in this country, amid circumstances  |which will either make or break them  J for time and for eternity. Many of these  p?oplo havo already achieved a Christian  manliness and a Christian womanliness  which 'will be thoir passport to any pollution. I havo seen their trials. I havo  jlwritohcd ' their perplexities. There are  ijevils abroad which need to bo hunred  fjdown and.dragged out into tho   "noondny  ' lievht.  Only a.-Schoolroom.  ������    In the first place,    I  counsel   clerks t >  [remember that   for   the   most part their  {clerkship   is   only   a   school from which  | they are to be graduated.    It takes abour  j eight years to get into one of the learneu  [professions.    It takes about   eight   year-  to get to bo   a merchant.     Some    of you  will be clerks all your lives, but tho vast  majority of you are   only   in  a transient  position.    After   awhile some   December  j day the head men   of   the   firm will call  'you into the back   office,   and    they will  say to you: "Now,   yo'u   have  done well  by us.     We are going to do   well by you  Wc invite you to have an interest  in our  concern."    You   will    bow   to that-edict  very gracefully.  Getting into a street car  to go home an old comrade will meet you  and say, "What makes you look so happy  to-night?'.'     "Oh," you   will say, "nothing, nothing!" . But in a few days   your  name will blossom on   the   sign. . Either  in the store or bank where  you are now,  or in some other store or   bank, you will  take a higher position   than   that which  you now occupy.     So   I   feel   I am now  addressing people who will yet have their  hand on.the   helm   of   the world's commerce and you   will   turn  it this way or  ! that.  Now clerks, but to be bankers, im-  | porters,   insurance     company   directors,  4- shippers, contractors, superintendents   of  i railroads ��������������������������� your voice mighty "on  'change"���������standing.foremost in the great  financial and religious enterprises of the  day. For, thougb we who are in the pro.  fessions may on the platform piead for  the philanthropies, after all, the merchants must come forward with their  millions to sustain the movement.  Be   therefore   patient   and diligent in  ftbis   transient   position.    You   are "now  i where   you   can    learn   things   you  can  never learn, in any other place.  What you  consider  "your   disadvantages   are    your  grand opportunity.    You   see an-affluent  father some day come down a, prominent  ' street with   his   son   who has just gnul-  'uated from the university   aud establishing him in   business, putting   $50,000 of  capital in the store.    Well,   you are envious.    You   say,    "Oh,    if   I   only had a  ! chance like that young   man���������if   I   only  f. had a father to put ������550,000 in a business  j for me, then   I would   have some chance  I in the  world."    Be   not, envious.     You  /have advantages   over   that   young man  ! which he has   not   over   you.    As   well  i might I come down to the docks  when a  7vessel is about to sail' for "Valparaiso and  ; say, "Let me pilot this ship out to sea."  I Why, I would sink crew and cargo before  I got out of the harbor   simply because I  1 know nothing  about   pilotage.    Wealthy  sea captains   put   their   sons   before the  mast for the reason that they   know it is  the only   place   where   they can learn to  be successful sailors.    It   is   only   under  drill that people get to  understand pilotage and navigation,   and   I want you to  understand that   it   takes   no more skill  to conduct a vessel out of the harbor and  across the sea than to steer a commercial  establishment clear   of   the   rocks.    You *  see every day the folly of people going  into a business they know nothing about.  A man makes a fortune in one business,  thinks here is another occupation more  comfortable, goes into it and sinks all.  Many of, the commercial establishments  of our cities are giving their clerks a  mercantile education as thorough as Yale  or Harvard or Princeton are giving scientific attainment to the students matriculated. The reason there,are so many men  foundering in business from year to year  is because their early mercantile education was neglected. Ask the men in high  con������'!iereial circles, and they will tell you  they thank God fur this severe discipline  of their early clerkship. You can" afford  to endure the wilderness march If it 5s  going to end in the vineyards and  orchards of the promised land.  "But you stty, "Will tho womanly  clerks in- our .stores have 'promotion."  Yes.- Time is coming when women will  be as well paid for their toil in mercantile circles as men are now paid for their  toil. Time is coming when a woman will  be allowed to do anything she can do  well. It is only a little while ago when  women knew nothing of telegraphy, and  thev were kept out of a great many commercial circles where they are now wel-  como, und the time will go on until the  woman who at one counter in a store  sells 85,000 worth of goods in a year will  get as high a salary as the man 'who at  the other counter of the same store sells  ������3,000 worth of goods. AH honor to Lydia,  the Christian saleswoman!  into a store and takes a foil "of cloth off  the counter and sneaks into the street,  you all join in the cry pellmell, "Stop  thief!" When I see you go into a store  not,expecting to buy anything, but to  price tilings, stealing the time of the  elcvk and stealing the time of his em-  pioyrr, I say, too, "Stop thief!"  If I were asked which class of persons  most need the grace of God amid their  annoyances, I would say, "Dry goods  clerks." All the indignation of customers  aOgut the high prices comes on the clerk.  For instance, a great war comes. The  manufactories are closed. Tlie j>eople go  off to battle. The price of goods runs up.  A customer comes into a store. Goods  have gone up. "How much is that  worth?" '"A dollar." "A dollar? Outrageous! <A dollar!" Why, who is to  blame for the fact that it has got to be a  dollai'? Does the indignation go out to  the manufacturers   on   the   banks of the  1.  Merrimac because ��������� they   have closed up?  Discipline.  The second counsel I have to give to  clerks is that you seek out what aro tho  lawful regulations of your establishment  and then submit to them. Every well  ordered house has its usages. In military  life, on ship's deck, in commercial life,  thero must bo order and discipline. Those  people who do not learn how to obey will  never know how to command. I will tell  you what young man will make ruin,  financial and moral. It is the young man  who thrusts his thumb into his vest and  says: "Nobody shall dictate to me. I am  my own master. I will not submit to the  regulations of this, house." Between an  establishment in which all the employes  are under thorough discipline aud the  establishment in which the employes do  about as they choose is the difference  between success and failure, bejtweon  rapid accumulation and utter.bankruptcy.  Do not come to the store ten minutes  after the time. Be there within two seconds, and let it be two seconds beforo instead of two seconds after. Do. not think  anything too insignificant to do well. Do  not say, "It's only just once  From the  most important transaction in commerce  down to the particular style in which  you tie a string around a bundle obey  orders. Do not get easilv disgusted.  While others in the store may lounge or  fret or complain, you go with ready  hands and cheerful face and contented  spirit to your work. When the bugle  sounds, the good .soldier asks no questions, but shoulders his knapsack, fills  his canteen and listens for the command  of "March!" 7  'Do not get the idea that your interests  and those, of your employer arc antagonistic. His success will bo your honor.  His embarrassment will be your dismay.  Expose none of tho frailties of the firm.  Toll no store secrets. Do not blab. Ke-  buff those ^persons who cohio to find out  from clerks* what ought never to be  known outside the store. Do not be  among those young men who take on a  mysterious air when something is said  against the firm that employs them, as  much as to say, "I could tell you something if 1 would, but 1 won't." Do not  be among those who imagine, they can  build themselves up by pulling somebodv  else down. Bo not ashamed to be a subaltern.  Again, I counsel clerks   to   search out  what are the unlawful and dishonest  demands of   an   establishment   and   resist  them. In the 6,000 years that have passed  there has never been   an   occasion   when  it was one's duty to sin against God.    It  is never right to do wrong.    If   the head  men of the firm expect of you dishonesty,  disappoint   them.     "Oh,"    you   say,   "I  should lose my place then."    Better  lose  your place than lose your. soul.    But you  will not lose your place.    Christian heroism is always honored.    You   go   to   the  head man of your store and   say: "Sir, I  want to serve you, I want to oblige you.  It is from   no   lack   of   industry on my  part, but this thing   seems   to   me to be  wrong, and it is   a   sin against my conscience, it is a   sin   against   God,   and I  beg you, sir, to   excuse   me"    He   may  flush up and   swear,    but   he   will   cool  down, and he will have more admiration  for you than for those who submit to his  evil dictation, and   while   they sink you  will rise.    Do   not   because   of   seeming  temporary advantage give up   your character, young man.    Under   God,    that is  the only thing   you   have   to   btiild on.  Give up that,    you   give   up everything.  That employer asks a young man to hurt  himself for timo and   for   eternity, ' who  expects him to make a   wrong   entry, or  change-an   invoice,    or say goods cost so  much   when   they   cost   less,   or impose  upon the verdancy of a customer, or misrepresent a style of fabric.    How dare he  demand of, you anything so insolent?  Annoyances.  Again, I counsel   all clerks to conquer  the trials   of   their   particular   position.  One great trial   for   clerks  is the iDCon-  sideration of customers.  There are people  who are entirely polite   everywhere   else,  but gruff and dictatorial   and   contemptible when they come into a store    to buy  anything.     There   are thousands   of men  and women who   go   from   store to store  to price things without any   idea of purchase.    They are not satisfied until every  roll of goods is brought   down    and they  have pointed out all tha real or imaginary  defects.    They   try   on   all kinds   of kid  gloves and   stretch    them   out  of shape,  and they put on all   styles   of cloak  and  walk to the mirror to see how they look,  and then they sail out   of the   store, saying, "I will not take it   to-day,"   which  means, "I don't want it at all," leaving  the clerk amid a wreck   of   ribbons   and  laces and   cloths   to   smooth   out ������1,000  worth of goods, not a cent of which   did  that man or   woman   buy   or   expect to  buy.    Now,    I   call that a dishonesty on  the part of the customer.    If   a boy runs  Xo. Does the indignation go out toward  the employer who is out at his country  seat? No. It comes on the clerk. He got  up the war. ,He levied tlie taxes. He puts  up the rents.     Of course the clerk!  Then a great trial comes to clerks in  the fact that they see the parsimonious  side of human nature. Yon talk about  lies behind the counter���������there aro just  as many lies before the coif n ter. Augustine speak-i of. a man who advertised  that he would on a certain occasion tell  the people what was in their hearts. A  crowd assembled, and he stopped to'the  trout and said, "I will tell you what is  in your hearts���������to buy cheap and ' sell  dear." Oh, lay not aside your urbanity  when you go into a, store! Treat the  clerks like gentlemen and ladies, proving  yourself to be a gentleman or, a lady._  Remember that if the prices aro high'  and your purse is lean that is no fault  of tiie clerks. And if you have a son or j  a daughter amid those perplexities of  commercial life and such a one comes  home all worn out, be lenient and know  that the martyr at the stake no more  certainly needs the graco cf God than  our young people-amid the seven times  heated exasperations of a clerk's life.  liad Employers.  Then   there   are   all   the trials whioh  come" to clerks from the treatment  of in-  considerato   employers.     There   are' professed, Christian men who have no more  regard for their   clerk's   than   they   have  for the   scales   on   which  the sugars are  weighed.    A   clerk --is   no more than so  much store furniture.    No   consideration  for their   rights   or.   interests.    Not one  word of encouragement   from   sunrise to  sunset, nor from   January to   December,  but when anything goes wrong���������a* streak  of dust on the counter or a box with the  cover off���������thunder   showers   of scolding.  Men    imperious,    capricious,   cranky toward their clerks,    their   whole   manner  as much as to say,    "All ��������� the   interest I  have in you is to see what I   can get out  of you."    Then there are all the trials of  incompetent wages, not in such times as  these, when if a man gets   half   a salary  for his services he ought   to bo thankful,  but I mean in prosperous times.  Some of  you-remember when the war   broke   out  and all merchandise vyent   up    and merchants   were   made "millionaires   in six  months by tbe   simple   rise   in   value of  goods.     Did the   clerks get   advantage of  that rise? Sometimes, not always.  I saw  estates   gathered   in    those    times   . over  which   the curse   of   God has hung ever  since.    Tho   cry of unpaid men   and wo ���������  men in those stores   reached   the Lord of  Sabaoth, and tho indignation of God has  been around   those   establishments   ever  since, flushing in   the chandeliers,   glowing from the crimson upholstery, rumbling in tho long roll of   the tenpin   alley.  Such men may build up   palaces of merchandise.heaven high, but after awhile a  disaster will como   along   and    will   put  oue hand on this pillar and another hand  on that pillar   and   throw   itself forward  until down will come   the   whole   structure, crushing the worshipers   as   grapes  aro mashed in the wine press.  Then there are boys ruined   by lack of  compensation.    In how  many prosperous  stores it has   been   for   the last SO years  that boys were given just enough  money  to teach them how to steal.    Some   were  seized upon by the police.    The vast majority of instances were not known.    The  head of the firm asked, "Where is George  now?," "Oh, he isn't here any more." A  lad might   better   starve   to   death on a  blasted   heath   than   take   one farthing  from his employer.    Woe   be to tha,t employer who unnecessarily puts   a temptation in a boy's   way.    There   have    been  great   establishments   in   these     cities,  building   marble   palaces,    their owners  dying worth  millions  and   millions and  millions, who   made   a   vast  amount of  their estate out of the blood and   muscle  and nerve of half paid clerks.    Such men  as���������well, I will not   mention   any name,  but I mean men who have   gathered   up  vast estates at the   expense  of the people  who. were   ground   under   their      heel.  "Oh," say such merchants, "if you don't  like it here, then   go   and   get   a better  place."    As much as to say:    "I've    got  you in my grip, and I mean to hold you.  You can't get any other place."  Good Employers.  Oh,what a contrast between those men  and Christian merchants who to-day   are  cympathetic   with   their     clerks,    when  they pay the salary, acting in    this way:  "This salary that I   give   you   is not all  my interest in you.   You are an immortal  man; you are   an   immortal   woman.    I  am interested in your   present   and your  everlasting welfare.    I   want  you to understand that if I am a little   higher   up  in this store I am beside   you   in   Christian sympathy."    Go back 40 or 50 years  to Arthur Tapuen's   store in  New York,  a man whose worst enemies never   questioned his honesty.    Every   morning   he  brought all the clerks, and the   accountants, and the weighers into   a room   for  devotion.    They sang, they   prayed, they  exhorted.  On Monday morning the clerks  were   asked   where   they   had   attended  church on the previous day and what the  sermons were about.  It must have sounded strangely, that   voice   of praise along  the streets where the devotees   of   Mammon were counting   their   golden beads.  You say Arthur Tappen   failed.    Yes, he  was   unfortunaate,    like   a   great many  good men, but I understand he   met   all  his obligations before he   left this world  and I know that he died   in the peace of  the   gospel,    and   that   he   is before the  throne of God to-day, forever blessed.    If  that be failing, I wish you might all fail.  There are   a   great   many , young men  nnd young women who want a   word   of  encouragement,Christian encouragement.  una smile of good cheer would be   worth ���������  more   to    them   to-morrow   morning-in  their place of business   than a present of  $i5,000 ten years hence.  Oh, I remember  tne apprehension   and    the tremor of entering a   profession.    I   remember   very.  Wi 11   the    man    who   greetid   me in the  eccli-siastical court wit-h tne tip   ends   of  the 1 nig fingers of the   left   hand, and I  "reine.nbei" tlie other man   who    took my  hand in both of his and said: "God bless  you, my brother.    You   have   entered   a  glorious profession.    Be   faithful to God  and he will see you   through."    Why,   I  feel this minute the thrill of that   handshaking, though the man   who   gave me  the Christian grip has been in heaven 30  years.    There   are   old   men he'.a to-day  who can look back to 40 years ago  when  some one   said   a   kind   word   to them.  Now, old men,   pay   back   what you got  then.    It is a great art for old men to be  able to encourage the   young.    There are  many young   people   in   our   cities who  have come   from    inland   counties, from  the granite hills   of tbe north,    from the  savannas of tho south,   from the prairies  of the west.    They   are   here to eet their  fortune.     They   are   in   boarding houses  where everybody seems to be thinking of  himself.     They want companionship and  they want Christian encouragement.  Give  it to them.  The !Final Lesson.  My word is to all clerks���������be mightier  than your temptations. A Sandwich  Islander used to think when he slew7 an  enemy all ��������� the strength of that enemy  came into his own ��������� right arm. And I  have'to tell you that every misfortune  you conquer is ��������� so much added to your  own moral power. With omnipotence for  a lever and the throne,of God for a fulcrum you can   move   earth   and heaven.  While there are other young men putting  the cup of   sin   to   their   lips, you stoop  down and drink out of tho   fountains   of  God'and you will rise up strong to thrash  the mountains.    The' ancients   used   to  think that   pearls   were fallen raindrops,  which, touching   the   surface  of the sea,  hardened into gems, then dropped ,to  the  bottom.    I have to   tell you   'to-day that  storms of trial have  showered   imperishable pearls   into   many 'a young   man's  lap.  O young man, while you have- goods  to sell,    remember   you   have   a  soul to  save!   In.a hospital a Christian   captain,  wounded a few    days    before, got  delirious,    and   in   tbe   midnight   hour      he  sprang out on the floor of , the   hospital,  thinking be was    in   the 'battle, crying:  "Come   on,   boys!    Forward!    Charge!"  Ah, he was only battling   the specters of  his own brain,    but   it   is ,no imaginary  conflict into   which , I   call    you, young  man, to-day.   .There are-   10,000 spiritual  foes that would capture you.  In the name  of God up and at them.  -  After tho   last   store   has been closed,  after the last bank has gone  down,  after  the shufiio of the quick feet   on   the custom house steps has   stopped,    after   the  long line of   merchantmen   on   tho   sea  have taken sail of flame, after   Washington and   New    York   and    London    and  Vienna have gone down   into   tho  grave  where Thebes and Babylon and   Tyre lie  buried, after the  great   fire   bells   of the  judgment day have tolled at the burning  of a world���������on that   day   all    the affairs  of banking houses and   stores   will como  up for inspection.    Oh, what  an opening  of account books! Side by side tho clerks  and the men who employed them.  Every  'invoice made out, all the labels of goods,  all certificates of stock, all lists of prices,  all private   marks   of the firm,    now explained so   everybody     can    understand  them.    All the maps of cities   that   were  never built, but in which lots were  sold.  All   bargains,   all   gougings,    all    snap  judgments, all false entries, all adulteration of liquors   with    copperas  and strychnine.    All mixing of   teas   and sugars  and coffees and sirups with cheaper   material. All embezzlements of trust funds.  All swindles in coal and iron and oil and  silver and stocks.  On that day, when the  cities of this   world   are  smoking in the  last conflagration,   the   trial   will go on,-  and down in an avalanche of destruction  will go those who wronged   man   or woman, insulted God and   defied   the judgment.    Oh, that will   be a  great day for  you, honest Christian clerk!   No getting  up early, no   retiring   late,    no walking  around with weary lirnbs, but a mansion  ih which to live and a realm of light and  love and joy over which to hold everlasting dominion.    Hoist him up from glory  to glory, and   from   song   to   song, and  from throne to throne, for, while   others  go down into the sea with their gold like  a millstone hanging to their   neck,    this  one shall come   up   the   heights of amethyst and alabaster, holding in his  right  hand the pearl of great price in /i sparkling, glittering, flaming casket.  A  Jim  ONE  OF  THE   MOST PAJLNEUL  OF  MALADIES.  Mr. Peter Millar Snft'ered for Years, and  Experimented With Many Medicines Bo-  fore Finding; a Cure. ,  From the Brockville Recorder. ^  Perhaps no prettier place is to be   seen  in Ontario than that at Newman's upper  lock   on   the   Rideau   Canal.     At <.this  station for a quarter of a century resided  Mr. Peter Millar, who during that period  acted in   the   capacity of lockman,   and  was perhaps the best known man on  tbe  canal. Mr. Millar is, now a   resident   of  Merrickville, having retired from   active  life.  To a correspondent of The Recorder  he related the following experience: "For  many years I was troubled  with a   lame  back,which gave me groat pain at times,  and caused mo much loss of sleep.  I tried  different kinds   cf   medicin .��������� but   found'  little or no relief.      The spring of 1895 I  was assisting at getting out   ice one  dny  when I felt something snap or   give way  before   I could straighten   myself up.    I  now became so   bad-  ,that   when I   laid  down I was unable to rise without assistance, and I fully made up my mind that  I had   become   a   chronic   invalid,   and  never 'expected to   see a well   day, again.  A couple of weeks after my back had almost entirely given out,������I saw by an   article in a paper   that J>r. Williams' Pink  Pills had cured a person troubled similarly, and I immediately sent and   procured  a box to test them-. Before I had finished  the box   I   found   my    back   somewhat  stronger so I procured   five    boxes   more  and by the time they were used I   found  myself completely cured.    Since    I   took  the last box I   havo not   had a   pain   or  particle of   lameness, and my health has  been far better than it had been for years  before."  To ensure obtaining   the   genuine   always ask   for Dr,    Williams' Pink Pills,  as there, are many   pink   colored   imitar '  tions.  Midsummer Vacations. ���������  Midsummer vacations have commenced  in   many   works,   with the   decrease   of  orders usual at this season.    The customary   vacation is    called a   strike   where  agreements regarding wages for the coming year have not been   reached, and the  active strike of amalgamated iron   workers,    announced   '.July    1st,    is   of    this  nature; but the strike of coal miners   in  '  Illinois and other central Wostern   States  is not, and   may prove costly.     In some  iron and cotton works wages   have   been  reduced, owing   to low pricee.     The general belief is that the removal .of   uncertainty will, in  any   case, increase   business:   Since much of the future   depends  upon   the   crops, the    brightening   prospects are cf the highest importance.    Estimates   by   persons   usually most pessimistic now far exceed any made a month  ago. one promising 559 000,000 bushels of  wheat, with lower  conditions, but largely increased acreage of corn.  Cotton pros-    '  pects aro brighter, as the crop  appears to  be early rather than late in regions which  wero   not   flooded.      The   movement   of  wheat is small. ��������� Hun's Review.  The Power Which Drives.  Jesus did not create goodness���������her fair  form had been already carved in white  marble by austere hands; His office was  to place a soul within the ribs of death  till the cold stone changed into a living  body. Before Jesus, goodness was sterile;  since Jesus, goodness has blossomed; He  fertilized it with His spirit. It was a  theory; it became a force. He took the  corn, which had been long stored in the  granaries of philosophy, and sowed it in  the soft spring earth; He minted tha  gold and made it the current coin.  Christianity is in religion what steam is  to the mechanics���������tne power which  drives. Jesus wrote nothing; He said  little, but He did what Ho said and  made others do as He commanded. Hia  religion began at once to exist; from the  beginning it was a life. It is the distinction of Christianity that it goes. This ls  why some of us, in spite of every intellectual difficulty, must believe Jesus to  be the Son of God���������He has done what no  other ever did, and what only God could  do. He is God because He discharges a  "God function."���������Ian Maclaren.  He Waa Mistaken.  Mrs. Standoff (removing her   wraps)���������  I spent $45 to-day.  Standoff   (surprised)���������I   thought  Were only going shopping.  you  A Wheel of Silver and Ivory.  I have just heard,of an infatuated and  plutocratic bridegroom who has presented  his pretty little wife of a few weeks with  a bicycle that is an edition de luxe of a  most ultra-sumptuous description. This  "creation" in wheels has its,frame and  forks overlaid with silver openwork: the  ivory handles are decorated with silver,  and there are jade knobs at the ends.  Parts of its equipment are a solid silver  cyclometer, a silver watch and bell and  a solid silver lamp with cut crystal side  lights. The mud guard is silver-mounted  and strung with the finest silk. What  kind of frock will the fortunate owner  of this magnificent machine consider fit  to wear when she mounts its white kid-  covered saddle? I can think only of a  gown of ivory white alpaca, silky and  glistening, lined with dead white silk,  and with a white kid belt trimmed with  silver about her waist,and a hat of white  felt, with no trimming except a band of  silk and a snowy quill feather to break  the outline of its graceful Alpine shape.  ���������London Letter.  A Comparison.  The parliamentary system in vogue in  tbe Canadian provinces has a tendency  to develop strong leadership, and.-to-give  that leadership a continuity of service  that results in statesmanlike training of  great value. Our American system gives  high average training in public life to a  larger number of men; but it would not  seem so well to promote the development  of permanent and highly trained leaders  of the first rank, whose positions depend  upon their unquestioned qualities of intellect and character. There is no particular reason why wo in the United  States should not feel as much interest  and as much pride in the strong and admirable men who are our, neighbors  across the line in Canada, as anybody is  entitled to feel in Great Britain. These  men are the products of American rather  than European condition's. They owe  nothing more to their traditional ties  with the old home beyond sea than we  in the United States owe to our historical  European ties.���������From "The Progress of  the World," in American Monthly Review of Reviews.  Itcmovinc Stains FromLinen.  Wine stains in linen may be effectually  removed by holdingg the stained article  in milk that is still boiling' on the fire.  Fruit stains are best treated with yellow  soap, well rubbed into each side of tho  stain, after which tie a piece of pearlasb  in the stained portion of the fabric and  boil the article in water. When finally  removed and exposed to the light and  air in drying, the marks will gradually  disappear. Mildew spots on linen should  be rubbed with soap and fine chalk  ! powder.  <���������  j 7  -I-  1    I  I  '&  V;   'T  m  A  '��������� <i  \ TIB IIMLY HWS  csued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  WJ. Whitney, Editor.  TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   Ai)V AITCS.  Cne Yea?   w.............:.....,:.'   ?200  Six Msr,.ths .............  ....   125  SiDglo-Cepy    0 05  .   RATES OF ADVERTISING:  Oko i������flh porj-ear���������' > $1200  ..    ..   month ,..       ISO  oiffhth ecl   per year .............. , 25 00  for/rcfe'' .. ..  '50 00  ���������vfcel:, ��������� lino :  10  Local li&tioes,per line   ..;..... .... 20  Notices of Births, Marriages ������nd  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.  Ne'Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons failing to get The News re-  g-nl.irly should notify the Office,   ,,  Persons baring any business with TTJE  News v/il! please call at the office or  write.  m the church, her new position was so  strange to he/; and that if she had  anything to ask, she was to do so at  home to her husband.  ,(To Be  Continued.)  F^TThere is Nothing  If it is Weil Put Together  MONDAY,    NOV..   8th,    1897.  It is claimed that 100,000 will leave  the "old country" for the Klondike in the  so in j, and r.s many more from the  United Slates. It's the stay-at-homes  ��������� who will then have a chance.  "OOKB DBJSA2JD A3TD   OUT-LOOK.  It is now certain that a smelter will be  built at Vancouver, and that the demand  for our coke- will largely increase.  Indeed, the demand is already much  larger than the supply would be, provided  the second hundred of coke ovens, were  finished and in operation. Any one must  be blind who fails to see, under these  circumstances, that additional coke ovens  urili be built and that this important  industry at the wharf is still in its infancy  bailwat ooanisTo.  TRERE is the best of reason for expecting- that the work >m the E.& N. Railway  extension t'hrough this place to Seymour  Narrows will be commenced in the earlv  spring, if not sooner. At the Narrows,  ste?.mers v?ill connect to corral! the guli  islands and northern trade. We know it  will be "said this is-electioneering talk;  but if work be actually commenced' in  .earnest in the spring, as expected, it wili  be apparent that the election has-no con-  nect-ioB with it.  MOItTSAOES'S SALE.  TENDEP���������3in writiag addressed to the uu  dorzi^-aod are invited up to Friday the 12ih,  November 1897 for the purcha^s of premise  known as Lofe one in Block P Cumberland  B.C. Map 522a. Thero ara two five roomed hen'ses npon the premises in good repair.  The premises are subject to the aaual E &N.  liy. rosor-EiSious.  Far further particulars apply tc Mr. Jamas  Abrams ofCfaion B.C.' The big heat or any  ieuder not nsoeasarily accepted. Tanders to  be addressed to  BARKER & POTTS,  Nanaimo B.C  Solicitors for the Mortgagees,  ATOTICE is hereby given that the  ���������*��������� *   portion of the 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.& \V  NOTICE.  NOTICE is horeby given that application  will ho marie to the Legislative Adeem hi y  of th Province of Bmiah Columbia at its  i.ext fiesjion by The Trusts nud Guarantee  Company, (Limited), a corporation incorpo-  latcd in Ontario under "The Trusts Coui-  p<ny Act 1895" aud under"The Ontario  Joint Srock Companies' Lutters Patent Act"  on the 24th day of February 1897 for an aci  confirming and conferring upon it the powers of the said company as ;bc.������ama appear  iu the Letters Patent deposited in Ontario ivith the Provincial Registrar and upon the approval of the Lientcn-  ant-G"ver������ior-iu-CtuineiJ, and with ita con  I" seat that the said company n;ay be appointed by any judge of the Supreme or County  courts of the Province of Britinh Columbia  to execute the office of executor, administrator, trustee, receiver, as'iigcee, guardian  of minor, or committee of a lunatic withou'  giving security; p,ud for all further and necessary powers as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment' of the above objects or any of them.  Dated October 6th 1897.  HERBERT E  A. ROBERTSON.,  S liasliirn Sijuare.. Vicioria B.C.  Sollisitor for The  Trusts   and   Guarantee  Company, Limited'  2-5-7  So here ft is : :  Single Harness at ������Io, $12, $15 per set  and up.��������� Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,   25,   50 and a good   Raw-  bide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $r and up to $2.  I have the largest Stock  of WHIPS  in  town and also the  Bast.i.xei: ,>���������>��������� . ,  ��������� Fop Twenty-Five scents-  Esnuimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  THE  DAWN  OF  PROSPERIT  Y.  Good times are coining.      Wi*!-. tbem viP  tha  trW. of  be we'ik'.  th*-y bo pt,-r>-������y  ���������t't  K>rtini-!e..? VTwl li,-\  :>nrr7, 51.,-1 ai'n'ilio-iiOt o.:w ? Or -mi!  ii'!;., -ri*.r/-*r-c. -m'>i-'"������,u--.  5>fvel rci������il-d sr.'!"-i"i :i',c,-i5 lieu? 'flwro n<  hu*; one aiirjvfer, IL:.-iith is ths iounda:.':;:.  of.all  , SUCCESS IN LIFE,  The irrf.v.'-.'sit trpi'ri'.'h'si in the }i.-)Aiici''l, ���������������-  w'-li a.i m tue :<-u:i,'-i w-r.d, arc n ������������������������*���������'!������ bj nifi,  \vhf������'f������ ������,'*��������� yc.c-xf. ii'.*-aial anri .1. xi:i' ���������jn.iih.'wi  ij 00 notKte. -At-j'.'U sHcii a uimi'! If yov  ;t,re tiu:u you v.re, p-<-]>.-i.-mi-i f/.-r' cne  *���������* '        *      i ������        Ld 1������- *H^  of life. B:it; if yen aro n^t sv.oh a nir-.n; if {  3/oa fi-fcl th.'.!; yoi.ir iii&'jioii.o :(iaah<v������cl is ������!o-"  ]���������/, steadily, i-i:er\t2y .yj'pjmivf a-^*,y frmn  you; or \< y,n have vT;irio<'t";t(i, Hviir^'joiw,  G-.������iori hv'.'-a. Gief.'t, S.-rioture' or Syphihi-'c  Taia'u inyjiurgyste'ii; or if you are t\>p;������<������nt-  od with Rbeivnaiiitn, Rup'.'.jre, Catarrh,  Pile? or any Blood or Skin Dista-e; or if a  Chronic  Disorder is seated  in your heart,  Trunks at Prices to Suit  ' fit  e Timss.  Promitli- an������  NEATLY DONE  ���������epalrm; j  Wesley Willard  ^S^O^ESSZO^ST^S-Ij  Commencing Nov. 1st. 1897,  the Steamer "City of Nanaimo," W. D. OWEN MASTER,  will sail as foliows, calling at  Way Ports as Freight and  Passengers may offer:  LEAVE VICTORIA Moaday 7 a m.  NANAIMO for COMOX Tuesday 7 n.m.  '���������     .COMOx for NANAIMO Thura-  dap 8a.m.  ���������". ���������    NANIAMOfor VICTORIA Friday 7 a. m:  X      H-      x  FOB, Freig-ht or Stateroome apply on board, or at the Company's  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store  Street.  Society     Cards  Drs.' Lawrence  & Westwood.  Physicians aad Surgeons.  "cr^icasr B.c  We have appointed .Tlir. Jam������s Ah-  rarne our collector until mrivnor ko-  tice, to -whom all overdue accounts  "->ay be paid.  HARRISON P.   MILLARI.J,  Phvs'cun',    Sukc;?;on    anh   AcroncHXU'ii.  Offices :   WlM.AilD Hl.OCK, CnMUKKLAND  COURTKNAY  UOVAS,   CoL'Wr.IsAY,  Hours of Consultation:  'CuM>:r,::L,A:i'i)������ 10 to  12 a. m. Tuksdays asj) Fridays.  Couiri'EXAY. 7 io 9     t  A. 7tf. A.XT) P. M. * ���������  vo  C^    r> .ft i   rv\/    n n ,-���������   o   >    ������--. ,-  o  ,1.    O.    O.    F.  Union Lodge, No. it, meets e -ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting- breth '  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. b.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F..& A. -M, B. C. R.  Ujn'ion, B. C.  Lodge  meets    first   Friday    m   ench  month.    Visiting brethren   are  cordiaily  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Loi.ge No 14 A.F .ft A.M.Ji.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lod^-e meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McGonnell,  ��������� Secretary.  '-t'V!/  r>/ ' rv   r> r> 1���������  <3 1   ������-. L-N'  ;������;    Dentlstpy Jn aii Hs Drenches  ������        riu-f ^ork.  IjlJing Jlil.l fytr a >lititf        S)  ���������^1 Oificfi o������^..Hire Wnvc'rly iL>ttl,   EJ::i������:, KX,  y  Hours���������0 ������������������; hi. it, ,3 p.m. s.!iri frc.������,  ���������- -r'-~^-^^~^-'vr/r';>.->s^<^-v^^  fb:  ~ v's   n  c+^  PcJ i  ������3n{,FClTOFfS,  KOTAX^IKS.   &e.  0������ut; r.oom 2. X:i'.":!:'!>* Mor,:-u ll'-d's *nrii*:  NANA?.Ml}. K.  C.  ���������>���������. o. [jftjj vvs:r   JS.  ������    mpson  &**���������  1;  Ccwmeretpl Stroet.  N"Ji.'3Krjs.X2^0  C  ������7"h:\������.Ti.* r.ri������  /  f,.'.-:; ��������� ���������-: X ">-'^'-l  A^!x:- Y?:^x?>������  (By Mes. Spaix.)  For many years 1 had  been assured in  my errn mind that God's teaching" is that  mac s.nd 7/o;nan   are  equal in his sight.  "Let us make  man in  our image"  were  his    orrtj   words,,   and it is always conceded   th?.t;   scripturally    speaking,   the  word "mac" includes ail the human race.  Adam    vv?.3 cast into a deep sleep,   and  frcr^  z :i'������ cf his   side  God  created her,  Ad&rn   exclaiming, "This is now   bone of  w.y 'cone and nesh of mv flesh:-" not from  hi'j'fcftt or  hia hands,  but from   his side,  with iqual attributes  and an   instrument  equally v/ith Ivin of much good or much  evil.    The  man   was   influenced   by   the  vvomar. in  the   first   instance;   pitable  to  say if 'ivsr for evil; but so it v/as, she hv.d  th.it   inftuence   v^ith  her husband.   The  gre.it   fear   some   allege   against  equal  suffrage   is,   tvemen   r.re.'su easily influ-  eacod     The first instance jutt- recorded  is en   the   oppositci   side;   and   as   iron  sha"r?-.;r.cth  ncv, f'so a   man   sharpeneth  the ceunteTir.rjc*: cf   hie friesd,:' and1 more  so his  v,'-fe; ao   the influence   will   be on  both L-idi-s.    Ir. former   days   men   only  Wft^V !XY.'-?i. ���������  :r."v.  ^AAAm^wm  '���������  ; ��������� ii^Y" .  Lungs, Liver, Stouaach, KiMney?, Bi.ifUW  or Urinary Organs���������if that ia yoizr unfortunate condittou, you y.-i;! hops in vain for  your share of ths splendid prosperity that  v. ill bo enjoyed by others, nnies-j you firat o'o  something to recover your faihog health.  No one ia better  PREPARED TO ASSIST YOU  tbi������n the well-known specialist, Dr. E. M.  Rifcliffe, whoso wonderful cures have created confidence nnd delight in the hsarts of  thousands-who hat! for years struggled in  vain against/ the ravages of disease. ;  MAIL TREATMENT  always satisfactory. Therefore write if you  cannot cal). Free Book on Nervou3 and  Sexual Diseases to all mea describing thei,  troubles. Office hours 9 a. m. to S p. m.'  Sundays, 10 to 12 a. in.    Address,  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Bamrtstkr, Solicitor Notary Public  OfS.ce:���������First    Street.     Union, B.  C  YARWGQD  8l   YOUNG  RARKI5T^HS and SOLTCITOKSf  Cesrner of Bastion aud Cocimercial  Streets, N.-inniino, B. C.  Branch .Ofwce, Third Street arsdDuEsmuir  Avenue, B. C,  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday of  each month aud remain ten dayo.  Cumberland   Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate.   Wednesdays o?  each month at 8  o'clock p. m.    Vising  brethren cordially invited to attend.     (0  Joj-,in Co-vipv, Sc.Fihe."  anPW>,<!*ttViwnimt A~M  ������-'ts"������������f* *<r***-rt*-  ���������-��������� f--<-������ ������- t  Esquimalt &. Nana mo  Rallv^ay Conr������pany.  J. v    V>-  ���������*.    /-  ,  TO PFJOSPr.CTOKS. Miners an J  /lui'lfi-^ ot Min'.'rui1 Cl.nrjis on nr>occu;ji-  'd b.Mi:i \--ii;:in the I'?3���������.lii:;^s!^ i NmiMnin  R-v.!������,--r Coi-.pkr.vs Land Gv.ini ��������� FO'X.  ���������ONE V.".AH ON Li' from th'- th? <4.-i!c o*'  this  notice,   the   Rvil'^-iy   C'ir.uvmy wi!/  FOR RALE a good   second  hand fcioycle  cheap.     Enquire at Nk\vs OFFICE.  FOR SALE.~-My hou������e and two  lota  in  the village of Courtouay.  K. Gravf, Union.  17OR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a  -*- half from Union, contains MO acres  and wiil be disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Abkams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Maryport avenue belonging- to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is ij.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.  713 First Avenue,  Seattle, Wash,  ���������\^\7ANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  VV  at "News Office.  received   ar.y rr.entai, cultivation  :onse-  cuently   worsen,   were  locked   upon as  Why   Eond   sway  for  your  printing  when you can eet it done equally as we]I at  ������,���������;������������������ ;_,,..,���������.,���������,!. ���������<-������������������v;,-.o-  narf   r ~t,t h-it- i the Nkws ?    Our oriceH are reasonable,   and  0 r . . T      .      ! we aro no.v or^parnd to +nru out everything  the mere   m uscvold aha::-;.    A   jevvjs^ j ju tlj0 }i,,e of Jon pRIN--ir.va.  v?oman     converted   to   Chnstianty  and I ~   accustomed    to   the   veiled   synagogue, I     Visiting-  cards  printed   at   the   Nr.ws  was admonished by St Paul not to chattef ' Office in neat script,  FOR RENT-The boarding house lately occupied by Mr. A. Lindsay. App'y  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  If our readers have any local news of in  terest, we will be pleased to insert game1 in  the local colnmu, if brought to the office.  ���������<.-!! tlietr ri^ris' ;o;������l! .V'inwr.iis-. (o-vcc-jitirx  C<>������1 and \-.ur.) iif.d the   Surface n^his (.!  Mineral Ciaims. at th*:   price ctf ,'f5 ud per  wcrt.    Such  s-:Jes   will cs  su'-j^ct   to a-  oth-er ie.-.erv-'itions   contained in   crnvr -  .inces   i'r<:'.n the    Comsany   prior to  thi-  date.    One-h������if of the   purchase   mensy  to be  paid t?n   davs aftc?r   recording the  Claim with the government,  and ;? dup!;-  cata of the record to be'.filed in tb������ Cs-ni-  pariy's Laad Office, Victoria, on pay meat  of the first   instalment.    The   balance ef  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 i,   1397.J 2390  rp  Mc Lean  OeaSer in.^.eask  Watches, clocks, jewelry, books, magazines,  stationery ancl 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 sat-  i1   ������1  es sM Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PRuMPTLY    DONE  ������^"Ag-ent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges   Manufacturer ef the  New Air-tight heaters  Off  Till TOM  huh An nim,?  It,publishes all that is ������n.-thy ol notice  of THE LOCAL JSliWSA  li Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPH fC MEW'S.  it Su'pports  GOOD OK DER, PUDLJC ENTER-  PRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRA-  TERNALSOCIIT! 1Kb, everything wor-  thy of encouragement.  It Publishes Cccasior.^ly, ���������  Bright Ort(?inal Stories,  I3right Original Poems,  Eright Original 4������Chott������r.������ ���������  And is the   ONLY   WEEKLY   COUN  TRY    PAPER    in    the     PROVINCE  which   has   .1    TELEGRAPHIC   SERVICE.  It it tha c-xpor.r.nt cf 'h^ dj������ctn/-j, aad  by it the- r.'---rict v.\\[ be {������(-.-/od by tse  otitsidtf 1 i:bi:c.  it :=; r-.s CHEAP n? .i .jr,.���������.fj ij.;,j,i:.r ,caJ5  r.e pn.i:i!i:ci-! m a cr������nntr, disinn.  C-iv it yr>;:r.y?ntM-r,us >v< p<r>.-; ;���������������.������������������(���������: ti^-r~  v.-11! hv >i-r.-f.*-.cs.' r.T. ���������..)-.���������',-: r   e-a.-.  On',   E;-c.f   Hauiid     Weed  SCAVE5MGI-R   V/OKK  [TONE  I have moved into my new thop on  Dunsmirir Avenue, whereiam prrpared  tf) mxntvfscturc' and repair all kiads oi  rnerr's-, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS,  ������&������ YEAS8S������  ������GS*vrc:cw?a ^.a  Amyoac condtnc a sket������* jwa O.maipMon r.?fty  quickly ascertain, ttrespgjietnor r*. jrvociioa W  probably patentable, cuuimnnfc 'ca/i'Str.'etly  confldontlij. Olcteai jjgeJucr ferret ������'\?itr i^teaw  in America.   W������ li&vo *. V/'a -,lisa':ios' offieo.  Patents t;',.v������D tNto-uftJ* T.'.v^z. & Cz. 3TOC������lT������  special uotico tu ih*  tM>������tstiftil!y illustnt'.^d,   1������SWM* <fdr,x:rv'i'.cn  <rf  nny seioQtliic jouraai., wcaiily,',-^ii. CS.60 ������y<wur:  ..  cjoui   ,   f 1.50 six months,    ^eclmnu cop'eJ fcftd.  tooic on JPatknVo meat fret..  iLfkLraa  MUMW   &   Giv~  SCI Bro*������J.wa>; Hov/\'c .,v^  CHOICE    LOIS  *r*T* k' H������UM-v-Hi,->; ���������  T">rr  "g*  STyBSCBIBS FOR ������'THE MW8,"  $2 OO PEB ^.HITTnaC.  JL  isfaction. Give us a  trial and be convinced.  Just arrived���������the new  Presbyterian   Hymnal.  For sale on Dunsmuir ave  consisting of lots, 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and.8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargafns,  James Abrams.  i^i^^BIWUM>J ���������Jlh.lS.TCVJSXAa- ��������� TTTTi-.TWi^a  r  1  ;e do  all   kinds   of  job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  TJNZOlSr  B.  -��������� or Circular.  ������fc*L. **Ksxnt^a^&*\*umjv*vittz*T*raaxa*TM*r������mxi  Q"CBESJ'S    PORTRAIT  For the  Schools.  Diamond Jubilee   pictures   of the  Queen hare beco  procured by the  Department of EducsttioE of British Columbia, aod seat Io the various public schools  in the province.   Two of 'he   pictures  aspect. The City Council, if I may be  allowed an opinion, should be composed  of men who will be prepared to .(ay hands  -ii all kinds of vice; and seek from the  outlet to make the city a model one m  mora'.ity. Nanaimo has had an experience in rioting and vice. "An ounce of  prevention is  worth a   pound of cure."  I have, no doubt but the  Water-works  Svstera is giving  satisfaction.    I  havn't  Ti  ~l  have begs lecsiTf.d H'eie���������one placed Ia-{ ���������r.t,"j���������Ai'       ���������      *u  * noticed a blaze since the water was turn  Mise .Niccereon's room  aad th: other ic  Mise Webster's room.   Mr. Bennett already h&& one   in   bis :30m,    Thsy are  . the work of Barclay. Clarke & Co. Lithe-  , giaphers of Toronto, and nrc ibout 16 by  ��������� 20 jacket.    Arthe upper right kend corner Can?.d������.  is represented as a  young  lvamatt   grasping in   fcer right hand the  * staff c������ a Canadian flag,,  while with her  other chc prcsentr- to the Queen,a casket  \f of gems, of Canadian production.    In the  lower left hend margin  is the  Canadian  coat of arms with ?. background of maple  leaves; and in the opopsite or lower right  hand ' corner is  seen the  British   coat of  arms,   witfe   a   back   ground   of  roses,  thistles and shamrocks.    Tbe coloring is  natural; and underneath  the royal figure  is a   brilliant   diamond   over the   word  Jubilee..    Tbe   lithographs   are    neatly  'framed in oak.  ed on.    The fire bugs will hardly think it  worth  their trouble, with Grant and his  men at the hose to contend with.  1    1 have re-read the prize essays as they  havejappearedin the News.  What are you  going to have next for competition among  the young people?    How  would  it be to  allow them to try their  hands at  poetry  rhyme the  next time?    I wouldn't  mind  offering a book.    I  see the  educational  department are putting a  portraic of the  Queen   in   the    school    ro>ms   of   the  province.    Good 1    I   hope  tlie  trustees  of Union   will not forget th tt   Canadian  flag.    I want to   see   it   floating   on the  school  grounds,  sometime.    But I musi  stop for the present.  Eburne, B.C.        Yodrs trulv,  Oct.25,1897. John A. jlogan.  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At 'reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatriek,  Union, 3. C.  X      asSO      X  horseshqing'   and  GENERAL  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER OF    SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Bot^a^P������r������lla' 5h������mPa&ne Cider, Iron Phosphates and SyrU8  Botdar   of Difierent  Brands   of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Bee-  ������������v  -ttg-ent ror tho Union Brewery- Company.  'OLD PCS C^-S23: CjKT-l/  Porter,  IO- BEES,  CURTENAY, B. C.  smii  ." vi n  r������7  uM'UW^������KrhC^H>n������.������<.��������� >t������.t������-.A������������������*,,i  GJBl^J^TEPl CHEAP!! GHSAPH  THESE  dEST  STEEL  WIRE  Yt/IRE ROPS SELVAGES-  DISTRICT  DIRECTORY  JJEV.  JUL.  LOGAN'S    IiEETSB.  io 'Writes Interestingly of the  Couatry When he Lives.���������Sea and  Lulu Islands as Farming- Lands.  ���������Btmarkable   Fi3h .Story His  Hi&d Wanders Sack to Union.  Wa&ts to flea the Canadian Flag  Floating1 over the School Building  '  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������W. B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner.^���������James Abrams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKnight, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  Collis.������������������Comox, Geo.. F. Drabble, aad  Thomas Cairns.���������Courtenay, J. W.  McKenziel���������Sandwick, John Muadsll.  CONSTABLES.���������J.  W.   Hutchinson,  and P. S. Schaeschmidt, Union.  OnmtiBrland Hotel  Union, B. C. *  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar ,,  North of Victoria,  r\nd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  AS WELL AS  Mc Mullen's   choice  ;sy Manufactured and Sold by  ^oNTABioSE<Fgjc,NQco.1Lm Steel Wire Netting for  ,���������!  ���������>'c;  T:  are  before.  c.r)  . ^ 1 on l try Yards,   Lawn. Fencng,  etc.,  Id ' much   Lower   this  year,   than ever  1 HEY   ARE THE BEST.  Merchant-for them.  Ask   your Hardware  Best of Wines and Liquors  IfcY Dear Whitney :'  I. The arrival   of  my   weekly  welcome  Isitor from   Union  on  Saturday���������The  Jev/S���������revived  a button-hole    promise  ['made before leaving, of dropping a few  ; to the. Union   News,   although I  :ry much fear the daily doings  of this  bality will have little of interest for your  laders.   It is   one   thing   for   me to be.  Iverested  iu Union,   whose   people are  all known and kindly remembered, and  1 whose  prosperity I shall ever rejoice;  ae different \s it for  them to read with  lerobt  of the  c������mmon   events of life's  I'm drum in a country   place which they  jve not seen and heard but little of.  Jpne   of  the   things   I first remember  tat Un-.on   is the   impression   th^t so  Ifge and important a place should he so  le known  tb the  out-side world.    The  le same thing has fastened itself upon  [ in regard to this place.    Having seen  'best farming  district in the province,  in Canada,   it is no   exaggeration   to  that S^a  and Lulu   Islands   have no  Jerioras farming lands hi the   Domin-  The   crops   this   year   have done  J ply magnificent.    I   notice  you  have  [fly had your exhibition m7 the  v?Hey,  was glad to note its success.    We  curs  also a couple  cf weeks since,  '.uantky it  was  not equal to  that in  It districts, but,in quality it excells in  |k, vegetshlss,  grain and  flowers any j  lire hitherto seen,  and if you would  lr������l with me some day and take a look  Jjc richness of the soil, you would.not  |j.dcr,at the. statement,  jije fishing season���������the last catch has  l closed���������has been .an  extremely busy  The salmon were so plenty the fish  |VDS had a poor   season   of it.    They  ji down to three cents a fish and  only  Irccatas'c of what were caught  were  |?q by the canneries; the balance were  I have  bought  / COURTENAY, B. C.  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  on both sides of tho Courcoaay River, 'and on  tho road nj the Settlement, three miles lr^m  Comox Hay. The road to Union also lends  through it. Jt haa a cwitral position. Here  are two hotels, .ono first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post otlic.e, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen and humers.  "oer  -   A'HD  -3  'ill?.  alt  a; & aMi8hnieni      "J-fSt  C OUSTS N" A T  Directory.  COTJItTENAY JSGUS3S,    A.  Calhua, Proprietor.  O. H. Fechner,  1 *^jr j*,^7y***'i������'*Ti^*'|  ���������������������^ic*������*fnpj^oa>-������ira*������������  JAMES   abrams-  H.   Uffc-  BIVEBSIDE  HOT SI,,   J.  J.0 Graat,  Proprietor.  GEOK,C-E    B.    LEIGKTON,     Blacksmith aad Carriage Meker.  c o mo x.  COMOX 18 a villavrebeauiiiiilly.lwcateri.on the  bay of the same name, in Comox District. A  Practice Range, Mobs House and Wharf, havo  lately been ostab'ished on the Sand Spit, -which  forme tho harbor, by the naval authorities, and  here some one of Her Majesty's Ships is to be  found two:tliirds of ths time. Here is a post  office, hotels. two stores, ba.!cery, otc. Tuo  scenery grand, andigood huntiug near. Tne  City of Nanaimo from Victoria'calif; hor������ on  Wednesdays, and departs  Friday ��������� mornings  Notspy Public.  Agent-, for the AUi9.rj.ee Fir&  Insurer.os Company ot Lon  ci-:>h s^.d the Friosnix of  KsrtfOFd.,   A yanr. for rh������ Proyineial  . -fiden of Toronto   Union, B.C.  I  t THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.  5+ .<-   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION   . _  V T?7ei2t3r Pag: es; Weekly; Illustrated.  v. . -���������  A .-'.���������-.'-.lNDiSPENSABLE TO_ MINING ffiEN.  SlilRSE DOLLARS PEH YEA2. POSTPAID. <  A''. SAMPLE COPIE3  FREE. J  !   : MIRING AND SCIENTIFIC PSESS$      \  >220 Market 8t.,   San Francisco, Cal.?  ������www  xxm*  y:;y;;:V; ^;������r  7v.7||||i  m  '���������n*n;������*jn(������.  . COMOX IIZKEC-rOS-T.  7 H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Coaios, B. ������. ���������  U2Jf X O W.  f.pod into  the  river.  ���������r  i\itiful salmon at the  manse  door , for  ��������� cents.    Very few of the last ran were  ^p fir. the canneries had all they want  The steamer Tekoa,   which I think  ,2dat Union  wharf some  time  ago,  \hztn lying in the river putting- up fro  'tjilmon,  the  freezing-  apparatus for  |7.h she has on board.    She  is the lar-  || steamer that ever took a cargo from  "i/riser river. She took last week 1134  ]bi of frozen salmon  for the English  4f.'i-&,  330   barrels of    salt    salmon  [f-onden, 111,783 cases of canned sock  i far Liverpool and other points;   in  |.sj������ju1 300 tons  of fish.    In  addition  :������i*"ied seme ore from British Colum  iSiaiBiiS: some of it I believe from Tex-  wiiicfe  iu being sent  to  Swansea,  lias.  |'������o'ji; shut your town is to be known  |V'j c.v tLa  City of  Cumberland.    The  7 step will bQte have Union come un-  thu 'jisssterins" wLigs of th-2 corpora-  !   Mtt::h will depend on how it works  ; )i wovksd.    Your remarks  on   this  i in last issue were timely ancl good.  ,re is another point in addition to the  '.icial question and that  i^ the moral  THIS TOWN,' the eastern p.;rt 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 transferred ever 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 lias one large  Departmental Store be?ides two general  stores, four Urge hotels., two saw mills,  t!lvo merchant tailoring establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metaJ, harness and saddlery,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  barber shops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a new paper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  Do you Iiuow that we can print you just  as r.eat a business card &a yea can get in  any other printing oface ia tbe Province,  an*3, iuet aa cb3ap too ? Beir in mind, we  print m������&l tickets also ? Ia fact we7c������=n  do anything ia the line ol job printing  Give us a trial.  CTctgsacjwcqr ny rrTrrft*  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Strset     ���������    Nsvnaimo 3. C  Manufactures   the   finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign   cigars  when you can obtain a supekior  auti  CLE toi the same money  s:zp4^4Tr���������mf'*^ ���������'*vl,l'riP*','Z7~'7T"  "-4-.'4i ph������ji'j^a-������  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  U-i"i.3.-i Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to  conviction.  *V.   E.  Norris, Sec'?  J  f"i.  vc  i^thew  ARCKJTEC  T an  C?  BUILDUP,  "O X\J'~  :c>",  s. a.  ���������nrmarmsszsmTZ  X3r-Ejrasxs3B.'vT:  :r.'.?:zzx.���������<;fiii7.Tj  *Tm*r,,T"<  fca Tlie Best Cougb Syrup. 5jS  ^{Tastes Good. Use in timo.KSa  pi Sold bv Drugpristfi. fi$  ��������� ^'"ij^j^r"������������������""^  family,   and  I presume we7;!h'a.y.e used o-v������r  to get it.    Undoubtedly it is the  II  one   hundred   boM^. of  Piso's  Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  am   continually   advising   others  THE     NEWS  a -rear.  I ever used.���������W. C. Miltbnbbbgbr, Clarion, Pa������t  Bee. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump-.  tion, and never have any com-  plaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Eansas, Dqc. 21st, 18947 f Subscribers -who do not receive their papf r, reg-  olarly will-please notify ns at oiice.  Apply at the office for advertising rates.  THE '.NEWS;  UNION. B.C.  THE PRIVY COUNCIL.  COLONIES ARE NOW REPRESENT-.  Eb IN THAT BODY.  "��������� .___:���������__��������� ������������������'������������������)  .������������������,���������...'��������� '  Dignity of the Officer-Its Oriarin and Functions���������Canada 'Represented in Eiiffland's  I'inal Court. .   , ;  The Week's Commercial Summar.y  Grand Trunk first preference stock in  London is quoted at 3S.  The London Miller, say's that the  French wheat crop will be 40,000,000 to  48,000,000 bushels less than last' year.  ��������� The Customs department has issued  notice that in making entries the importers must specify the country of origin.  The stocks of wheat at Toronto are  86,284 bushels, as against 96,805 bushels  last week and 177,253 bushels a year ago.  The amount of wheat- afloat to Europe  is unchanged at 14 500,000 .bushels.. A  year ago the amount was 24,800,000  bushels.  The corn market at.Chicago is higher  in consequence chiefly on reports of damage to the orop through hot winds in  Kansas.   ,,  Stocks of flour at the leading points in  America July 1 7were 628,596 barrels,  against 695,709 barrels June 1 and 721,-  549 barrels July 1 last vear.  The general rate of interest now paid  by banks is 3 per cent. The Government  reduction from %yz to 3 per cent, on deposits in savings banks went; into operation on' the 1st ins Dane.  The Canada Northwest Loan ,Co. have  sold 17,200 acres of .farm lands for $94,-  000 since January 1st, as against 7,800  acres for ������44,000 tho corresponding  period of last vear. Their sales of town  sites havo also increased.  The market at'Toronto continues firm  for shipping cattle. Really choice animals sell at 4%c per lb, but they are  somewhat scarce, and dealers , were,  obliged to wire Chicago on Tuesday for  heajy cattle to fill space contracted for  on outgoing steamers at Montreal.  The visible supply of wheat in the  United States and Canada decreased 1,-  211,000 bushels last week, and the, total  is now ;'only.;7;'l7,58.3,000.7 bushels, the  smallest amount since 1891. A year ago  the total was 47,199700 and two years ago  43,359,000 bushels.   <'777 ���������;������������������: .��������� ���������  Judging   from   the   tenor   of a recent  ��������� paragraph in an English insurance jour-  j nal, it is matter for- surprise.,that it  : should be deemed necessary on this   side  the Atlantic to give such advice to persons who find their premises'on fire as is  tendered in the pages of the ' Coast Review of 'San Francisco. The English  writer asks if it is the practice in America for persons insured against fire to  make .no attempt to subdue   the   fire   or  ��������� 'save the property jeopardized.. It must at  once be admitted that we on this side the  . ocean are far more Aisedto the desfcruc-  : tion of property by burning and far more  'careless of the causes and   indifferent   to  the ravages of fire than our British cous-  , ins.  Some suggestions as to what should  be done in case of fire are given ���������'by7b.be  I Review as below: "Give the alarm im-  , mediately and try to put out the fire  1 with a few buckets of water.     If the fire  ��������� has already obtained headway, try to  save property.'" And it is properly added,  "The policy-holder who makes, no   effort  ;to save some of   his property, or who declines his neighbor's   offers of   help, lays  j himself open to the charge of   incendiar-  jism."    Hints as to the duty of insurants  Jin the   presence of   fire   are   added, and  (among the points mentioned are   several  jthat people need to bo kept in mind   of:  "Act. during   and   after the   fire, as   if  there were no insurance.  When the fire is  ! extinguished, look after the saved 7-: prop-,  'erty.      Bear in   mind   that   the   under-  | writers   undertake to   pay you only   the  ' damage by fire, not the damage   by your  I neglect.      What remains after the fire   is  j yours, not the.  underwriters'.      Remove  goods to a dry   place, and   separate   the  j damaged and undamaged portions.    Pro-  j teot from rains and clews and dust   with  t tarpaulins or canvas, if it is not possible  > to find better shelter.  Disconnect or plug  ��������� up pipes in the damaged parts of   building.    Wipe   and cover   machinery.    Dry  floors, furniture, counters, shelving,   and  'other fixtures.  Guard against thieves and  ��������� malicious persons, and get everything  in  ' good shape   for the   adjustment of   your  loss."���������Monetary Times.  Here and There.  1  In Mexico miners get 50 cents   a   day.  China Japan   war    boomed     camphor  prices.    Bordeaux   exhibits   a    115   foot   high  bottle.  William     employs     twelve  Emperor  valets.  Thero are not, less than 2,000,000  in the British Isle.  dogs  ��������� Prof. Falbe, of Vienna, announces that  the earth will come in collision with a  comet on November 13,  1899.  Ib is said that 200.000 copies of a selection from Matthew Arnold's poems, published by Mr. Stead in his "Penny  Poets," have already been sold.  The highest spot inhabited by human  beings on this globe is the Buddhist  cloister of Hanle, Thibet, where twenty-  one monks live at an altitude of 16,000  feet.  The empress of Japan and her ladies  jhave taken to the steel horse, and cycle  jon a maze of walks made on purpose  'for them in the secluded parts of the im-  ���������perial gardens.  I Great depression exists in the Lyon  silk trade. At many mills large num-  ,'bers of people have been discharged, and  it is feared that some factories will be  compelled to stop altogether if the demand for French silks does not improve.  Marquise de   Fo'ntenoy   writes in   The  Chicago Record this interesting   description   of   the English Privy , Council, especially interesting now that Canada has j  membership ih it:���������  In order to appreciate the compliment  paid by Queen Victoria to all of <.hose  Colonial Prime Ministers attending her  Jubilee in making them members of the  Privy Council, it is, necessary to explain  .that to the'vast majorityof her subjects  the dignity of Privy Couucillorship appears superior to any order of knighthood, baronetcy or even peerage. 7  True, it is not a hereditary distinction,  nor does it entitle its holder to coronets  or to any other increase of adornment to  the coat of arms. But, on the other  hand, it is far more rarely conferred than  a mere order or title. The latter is aen-  erally a reward for political service, a return for contributions to campaign funds  ���������in one word, a party sop. At least half  of the peerages created during the present reign have been practically purchased  by huge subscriptions to either the Conservative or Liberal electoral treasury,.  among0 the'most .notable cases being  those of Lords Wandsworth,- Brassey,  Iveagh, Burton, Hindlip, Wimborne, etc.  OATH OF A COUNCILLOR.  But a Privy Councillorship ,-is only  conferred either upon a Cabinet Minister  or upon some person who, having, rendered conspicuous service either to the  Crown or to the nation at large, is considered on the ground worthy of forming  part of tho particular council of the sovereign. "   c  A Privy Councillor is bound to the  monarch by a special oath of office, consisting of the following seven articles: 1.  To advise the Queen according to the  best of his cunning and discretion. 2.  To advise for the Queen's honor and  good of the public without partiality. 8.  To keep the Queen's counsel secret. '4.  To avoid corruption. 0. To , help and  strengthen the execution of what shall  be resolved. 6. To withstand all purposes  to attempt the contrary. 7. To7;. observe,  keep and do: all that a good;and true  councillor ought to do to his sovereign  '���������lady.' 'X':\        ���������������������������;���������;������������������:,,���������:���������;���������������������������.-���������-.,,������������������������������������.������������������ 77"':"'*  .'���������'������������������   ORIGIN AND1 FUNCTIONS.  The Privy Council is the most. ancient  administrative institution in Great Britain. In the old Norman days it was the1  ..only form of;parliament, its members being chosen by the sovereign to advise. him  in governing the nation, vOf .course, 7 \yith  V th e constitu tion of Parliament,' in its  present form the duties and prerogatives,  of the Council have become much modified: But it would require a more learned  pen than mine to define the line where  tlie .'authority'-Tof Parliament ends and  that of the Privy Council begins.  .Thus, the Lord President of the Council and a committee of its members ��������� are  at the head of the entire educational  system of the Empire, all matters pertaining thereto being directed and controlled by this committee. It is also a  committee of the Privy Council that administers the affairs of the Channel  Islands, those of the Isle of Man, curiously enough, belonging to the attributes  of the Secretary of State for the Home  Department.  THEIR UNIFORM AND RANK.  All   Admiralty   business,   quarantine,  lighthouse, ecclesiastical   and   charitable  affairs of   the    State   are   subject to the  Privy Council, the meetings of which are  usually held at   Windsor   or   at Osborne  in the presence   of   the  sovereign, whose  commands,   when   issued   in 7 the   form  known as "m council," have in a   number of cases   the   same value   in the eyes  of the tribunals   of the   land  as statutes  duly enacted by the National Parliament.  Privy   Councillors   have   the   right of  prefixing   the   words   "right honorable"  to their names, and of- receiving   invitations for themselves, for their   wives and  their   unmarried   daughters    (after   presentation) to all State   balls,    State concerts, and analogous functions.    A Privy  Councillor   likewise   wears a  very smart  diplomatic   uniform   of   blue   and gold,  with a cocked hat, and has   a   right   ex-  officio   to   serve   as   magistrate   in any  county, whether   or   not he i1;   qualified  by residence or,possession of land.  Privy Councillors rank after Knights  of the Garter and before baronets, and  the President of the Privy Council  ranks fourth among the great dignitaries  of the realm, and before the Prime Minister, the first after the princes of the  blood being the Archbishop ol' Canterbury, the second the Lord High Chancellor, the third the Archbishop of York,  and tho fourth the Lord President of the  Council.  TO STRENGTHEN THE BONDS.  One of tho principal aims which both  the Queen and her Ministers had in view  in connection with tho Jubilee was to  strengthen the bonds of union, and  above all the feeling of kinsmanship and  loyalty, between the colonies and the  mother country. It is with this object  that the Colonial Premiers have been  overwhelmed with so many attentions,  being accorded just as much honor as if  they had been the full-fledged ambassadors extraordinary of some independent  monarchical great power.  Oflicers-in-waiting, royal carriages and  royal servants were placed at their disposal, and they were conceded the front  rank after royalty at all state functions.  Encouraged to give expression to their  wishes, they one and all gave utterance  to the desire on tlie part of their respective colonies that the latter should in  some way or other be represented in what  might be described as the governing  councils of the entire empire. This, they  declared, would be the first and principal  step toward federation, and would encourage them to do their share toward  maintaining the defenses of the empire  and toward the defraying of what may  be described as Imperial expenses.  THE DISTINGUISHED HONOR.  Now, it was out of the question to accord to them a seat m the Lower House  of Parliament without the complete reconstruction of the latter. It was likewise injudicious to confer upon them  seats in the House of Lords, since that  would have involved the creation of new  peerages each time there was a change  of Premiers in any colonial capital.  So the Queen, acting on the advice of  her Secretary of State for the Colonies,  made each one of the colonial Prims  Ministers a member of her own Privy  Council, a seat in which, as stated  above, is in importance and in prestig*  superior to any phice in either House ol  Parliament- ,  Until now tlie only colonial statesmen  who have over been admitted to the Privy  ��������� Council were the lato Sir John A. Mao-  iipnuld, for some'years the Prime Minister of the Dominion ot Canada, and  Cecil Rhodes, tho latter having chosen  this honor in preference to tho peerage  or to the grand cross, these having bee������  offered to him by the Crown as a reward  for adding so immense a piece of Africa  to..th'e British Empire.  But henceforth it is understood, that  each colonial Premiership will carry with  it a seat in tlie Privy Council in London,  a fact which is likely considerably to  enhance the value of political   honors  in  the dependencies of Great Britain,  au    The Same. Jlifct'auee.  ��������� A traveling man relates that ho waa  :driving aero?-; the country to a little town  in wc.-torn Kansas the oilier clay when he  met a farmer hauling a wagon load of wa-  ter. '"Whore do you get water"''" said Clio  traveler. "Uptheroad about seven miles,"  tlie nativo replied. "And you haul water  seven miles l'or your family ancl stock?"  "Yep." "Why in the name of sense don't  you dig a well" "I3ccaii.se it's jest as far  one way as the other, stranger."���������Argonaut.  KEEPING THE HOUSE COOL.  Tho Elopement. ,  ��������� He--But if we elope tomorrow night  can you pack your traveling bag without  any assisrauce?  She���������Oh. papa  and  mamma will   help  me.���������Le Saiucdi.  A Justifiable 0-*:i.  a mistake a K" n.uckv  By a Little Care Intense Summer Heat Can  be Greatly Modified.  "How best to keep tbe house cool in  summer is a grave problem," writes  Mrs. S. T. Rorer in the Ladies' Home  Journal. "During the hot months the  house is muc.i mor^ livable if artificial  heat can bo cut down to the minimum.  Use the stove early in the morning, prepare certain foods that w ill keep well,  and avoid the necessity of a big fire during, the rest of the day. Bare floors are  very much pleasanter In summer than  straw matting, although tho latter is  preferable to'carpets or rugs. Where one  can command a water supply the house  is measurably cooled by 1 educing the  temperature of the pavement and grounds  around by copious sprinklings. A goodly  stream of new air should be allowed to  sweep through tlie entire house morning  and evening. Tho hob air of midday will  condense quickly in cold walls and cause  mould or dampness,- consequently ib  should not bo allowed bo enter any portion of tho house. All the rooms in the  houso should be kept scrupulously clean  and neat.  "If tho outside temperature is   not appreciably lower at night than during the  day   ib    is   almost   impossible   to   keep  sullicientl.v comfortable   to obtain   necessary rest.    Tho   sloeping-rooms   may   bo  cooled by placing in the  center of each a  bub two-thirds   full   of   cool, or   better,  ice, water.    This will absorb   the heat of  the room in   a   few   hours,    and will be  found particularly   helpful   where   there  are children. ��������� If   the heat continues during the night the changing of   tho water  will preserve an even temperature  in the  room.     Air your cellars at night when it  is possible. . Close   them   at nine   in the;  morning and they will   be   cool aud dry  the entire summer.     Exceptions   to   this  rule are   on   windy   days,   as the   rapid  motion of the air does not'allow condensation.    Keep ' the cellar   perfectly clean  and fresh.    Frequent coabs of whitewash  wibh plenty of lime   are   of   the greatest  value in summer."  Information Promptly Furnished.  Friend���������But if there's no hope of saving  him, what are you going to perform the  operation for?  Doctor���������One hundred dollars.���������Brooklyn Life.  Queer.  "Queer, isn't it?"  "What's queer?" inquired another.  "The.night falls."  "Yes."  "But it doesn't break.���������������  "No.". ;  "The day breaks.'*  "Yes."  . "But it doesn't fall." ' 1  "No."  "Queer, isn't it?"  And he was gone.���������Quenemo (Kan.)  Renublican.  MANITOBA HSg8  Tito Canadian Pacific Hallway will run  Throe Excursions to Manitoba on  Juno 2J>, .July C and 20.  From any part of 00 AA To any part ol  Ontario      ZAl/l/   Manitoba.  Tickets Good for (>0 Days.   Seo the Win-  liipeg- "Exhibition, July 19 to 24.  For any information, mans, etc., write to s  AV. D   SCOTT, .      !  Manitoba Government Emigration Agent,       i  ."SO York Street, Toronfo.    i  Wrinkles '  Unpardonable.  Why do you say she   dresses  Through a mistake a K" n.uckv legislator was arrested for swe-j- ing ifo slated,  however, that he.was' oi.N "'swearing off, "  and the judge let him go.���������Atlanta Constitution. ;   An   expedition    of   t_i.,-an ..libu-terer*  fi-Om Florida is said to have Liudo.l Sun  day in Havana Province.  There never was, and never will   be,   a  .universal panacea, in one remedy,' for all  ills to which flesh is heir���������the very nattu-e  .of many curatives   being such that   were  the germs of other and differently seated  diseases   rooted   ������1    the   system    of    the  patient���������what would   relieve   one  ill   in  turn   would 'aggravate   the   other.     We  liaye,however,   in Quinine   Wine,   when  obtainable   in    a    sound    unadulterated  state, a remedy for many a ud grevious ills.  By its   gradual   and   judicious   use,   the  frailest systems are led into convalescence  and strength, by the inlluence which Quinine exerts on Nature's own   restoratives.  Itrelieves the   drooping spirits   of   those  with whom a chronic state of morbid des-  poiidency and lack of interest in  life is   a  disease, and, by rranquilizing the nerves,  disposes to sound ancl refreshing   sleep���������  imparts vigor to the action   of the   blood,  which, being stimulated, courses throughout the veins,   strengthening the  healthy  animal functions of  the system,  thereby  making     activity   a-    necessary     result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life  to the digestive organs, which naturally  demand increased substance���������result,  improved appetite.    Northrop & Lyman  of  Toronto, have given to   the   public their  superior Quinine Wine at the  usual  rate,  and, gauged by the  opinion of   scientists,  this wine approaches nearest perfection of  any in the market.    All druggists sell it.  Patience  carelessly?  Priscilla���������Didn't   you     see  bloomers bagged at the knee?  how   her  The proprietors of Parmelee's' Pills are  constantly receiving letters similar to the  following,which explains itself.'Mr. John  A. Beam,' Waterloo, Ont.'; writes: "I  never used any medicine that can equal  Panueleca Pills for Dyspepsia or Liver  aim Kinney Comp.aiuts. The relief experienced after using them was wonder-  1 ul." As a safe tamily medicine Parmelee's Vej-vuible LJilis cm ' be given in all  casus rehiring a Cathartic.  mm  mm  mm  m  Can be Removed and  the Skin made Soft &  and Youthful in appearance by using        j  Peach Bloom      I  Her  ltcuson.  Clara���������Why did you ask; Tom to give  bicyclo lessons, instead of Jack?  Martha���������Because Jack said I could  learn in two lessons, and Tom said it  would take a dozen or so.  Ilowlt Happened.  Inquiring Tourist (in Oklahoma)���������Is  Mrs. Blooming a widow in the���������ah���������  course of nature, or by the favor of the  court?  ' Alkali Ike���������Neither way.    She's   what  might be called a self-made widder.  Inquiring Tourist���������How so?  Alkali Ike���������Her husband was killed  in a fight that she had stirred up with  her tongue.  The great demand for a pleasant, safe  and reliable antidote for all affections of  the throat and lungs is fully riiet with in  Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup. It is  a purely Vegetable Compound, and acts  promptly and magically in subduing all  coughs, colds, bronchitis, inflammation.of  the lungs, etc. it is so palatable' that a  child will not, refuse it, and it is put at a  price that will not exclude the poor from  its benefits.  Mr. TV J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio,  writes : "I have been afflicted for some  time with Kidney and Liver Complaint,  and find Parmelee's Pills the best, medicine for these diseases. These Pills do  not cause pain or griping, and should be  used when a cathartic is required. They  are Gelatine Coated, aud rolled in the  Flour of Licorice to preserve there purity,  aud give them a pleasant agreeable  taste.  A Helping- Iluiid.  Evangelist���������Are you doing anything to  make the world bettor, sir?  The Eriend���������Well, I've killed' our  neighbor's dog and cat, and am now busy  on a scheme to demolish the piano, sir.  How's This ?  We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for  any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by  Hall's Catarrh Cure. *  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.  We the undersigned, have known F. J.  Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him  perfectly Honorable in all business transactions  and financially able to carry out any obligations  made by tlieir firm.  West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.  Walding. Kmnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.  Hall's Catarrh Cure la taken internally, acting  directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of  the system. Price. 7oc. per bottle. Sold by all  Druggists.   Testimonials free.  Skin Food.  To Purify the Blood, Tone  up the System and give new  Life and Vigor nothing equals  Perfect  Health-pills*  ,r>0 cts. each at Drug stores or sent  prepaid on receipt of price.  Crows Medicine Co., Toronto.  ^^^*^^^^^^^^  Splendid Equipment and Good Solid Work  ���������Have placed the���������  OP'TORONTO,  At tlie ton. It has moro teachers, more students, and assists many more young men and  women into good nositioiis than any ether Canadian Business School. Get particulars. Enter  auy time. Write W, H. SHAW, Principal.  Yonge and'Gerrard Streets, Toronto,  On the Stage and Off.  "It isn't wondered at that Joe  son is a good fisherman."  "How's that?"  "He neve.- forgets his lines."  Jeffer-  TELEPHONE  TIGER   Are the brands of  our celebrated sulphur matches.  If you want the  best,  ask for them.  The E. B. liy Co., Ltd.  Hiril I Montreal I Toronto.  Doctors Recommend  T-ife's Lessons,  , There are no lessons in life as valuable  as those our mistakes'teach us, and none  so impressive, if we only profit by them.  The man who makes life ono miserable  failure is the man who never learns anything from experience���������the lessons of the  past���������but blunders on, trying useless experiments.  CEYLON   TEA  Lead Packets Only, 25c, 40c, 50o Ss. 60c.  Boys, yon can ears  IS THE PLACE TO ATTEND if you want either*  Business Education or a course in Shorthand.  THE BEST IN CANADA.  Handsome Annual Announcement free.   Address-  C. A. FLEMING. Principal, Owen Sound, Ont  T,  N.   U.  124  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ��������� ���������.  ��������� We Always have on hand ���������  J a large stock of ���������  Inflammatory Rheumatism.���������Mr. S.  Ackerman, commercial traveler, Belleville, writes: '"Some years ago I used Dr.  Thomas' Eclectric Oil for Inflammatorj'  rheumatism, and three bottles effected a  complete cure. I. was the whole of one  summer unable to move without crutches,  and every movement; caused excruciating  pains. I am now out on the road and exposed to all kinds of weather, but have  never been troubled with rheumatism  since. I. however, keep a bottle of Dr.  Thomas' Eclectric Oil on hand, and I  always recommend it to others, as it did  so much for me."  He Had Never Keen There.  Young Gobang���������That old saying, "All  is fair in love and war," is absurd. I  don*t see why the two should be connected.  Mrs. Gibbs���������But you have never been  married.  a nickel-  plated  watch  andchain  by selling  cabinet  j u b U e e  p i ct ures  of Queen Victoria and  other articles for us at 10  cents each. State your father's occupation and we  will mail the goods, also hundreds of testimonials from boys. No money required. Manufacturers' Agency Co., Toronto, Ont.  a large stock of  I 2d HAND  i IVIATE  TO Active Agents.  Outfit free. Money  in   this  for   you.  Write for particulars.    Canadian Home Journal, McKinnon Bldg., Toronto.  GOOD PAY  MITH'S SEbVER TRUSS  Is the Best on Earth.  We -will mail free to any   address 100 sigrned  Canadian testimonials we have received.  Smith Manufacturing Co., Gait,  Ont.  in Type, Presses j  Paper Cutters,  Stands, Gases,  Imposing Stones,  and in fact almost anything used in  the printing office, taken in exchange for new material* You can  always find a BARGAIN.  "Write to  Toronto Type Foitrj,  44 ay Street,  TORONTO, ONT.  ,1  'i\  ���������a  %  ti if.  M  AUSTKO-HfJNGAfiY.  TIE WHICH BINDS THEM IS A VERY  WEAK ONE.  Tlie Most Remarkable Confederation Now  in Existence���������Russian ' Diplomacy Triumphant���������The Present Crisis in Spain.  r  Poor old, Francis Joseph, emperor of  Austria, king of Bohemia, etc., , and  apostolic king of {Hungary���������by nature  and training the kindest sovereign of the  century���������is a striking illustration of the  adage that   uneasy   lies   the   head   that  ' wears a crown. -Francis Joseph wear's  tyro distinct crowns���������-that of Austria and  ' that of Hungary, to say ' nothing of the  auxiliary baubles of Bohemia and the  score of other principalities which constitute the empire of Austria, In its  foreign relations the Austro-Hungarian  confederation is represented by joint  officials, but thero all seniblance of unity  ends, Hungary has its own parliament  and ministry and retains absolute control  of its'trade and currency. Every act of  its legislature must, , of course, be approved by the, king, but the approval  must be proclaimed at Pesth, the Hungarian- capital. In Vienna Francis Joseph  is emperor of Austria, in Pesth .he is  king of Hungary, to the   ambassadors of  *. ���������   COUNT  BADENI,  Prime Minister of Austria.  foreign nations he is emperor of Austria  "and" king of Hungary. His official acts  at Pesth-have no"'bearing, whatever on  the affairs of Austria, and pronuncia-  mentos issued at Vienna are not respected in Hungary.  In 18(37,'when the Hungarian constitution   was   restored,    it* was   agreed    by  Austria and   Hungary   to   maintain the  customs union and   the commercial   and  economic   unity   which   had existed be-  ;   tween the   two   countries   under the old  regime.    The   proportion   in which each  state has to   contribute   to   the common  expenses is settled by mutual   agreement,  every ten years;' and at tho  'present time  a committee representing   the   two   governments is attempting   to   arrive   at an  understanding for a renewal of  the compact for tho ten year.-?   beginning   in the  fall of 1897.  The privilege of the Austro-  Hungarian   bank   expires   at   the same  time as the customs aud   commercial al-"  liance, and should the committee,"fail to'  arrive at a settlement both states   would J  recover absolute economic.and fiscal   lib-  ��������� ������rty.  Each could then pass its own tariff  laws and coin its own   money.   In   commercial   transactions  .fctyey would-be as  independent: of   ea'eh'' other ''"as-   of any  . ^foreign country. In short, they would be  ��������� held together by nothing but a   common  sovereign���������a noblo old man whose family  is none   too   popular   in   Hungary,  and  whose demise   might   easily   lead  to the  dissolution of   the   confederation.    It   is  believed, however, that an amicable   settlement of some   sort   will   be arranged,  ' as neither Austria nor   Hungary   is in-a  position just now to tempt the fates. * '  In Vienna   Francis   Joseph   has lafcsly  : had annoyances which would ' have tired  '���������the patience of Job.    The   new Austrian;  parliament, which consists-of representatives from Austria proper,  Bohemia",'Por  land and   other   provinces,    indulged  in  disgraceful rows and had to  be summarily dismissed by   the crown,    at   the request of Count Badeni, prime minister of  the empire:    Some   timo   ago the rabble  of Vienna.elected one   Luegfer,   a violent  anti-Seimte, mayor of the city.  Tho government declined   to   recognizo   Lucger.  A second   election , was   ordered,   which  resulted in his re-election   and   recognition   by   the   crown.    Since   then     the  progressive liberal German   element,    although, in   a   minority,      has     battled  valiantly   for   the   preservation . of. civil  rights and, ti-. few weeks   ago,   succeeded  in   out-filibustering^   the   Czechs, Poles  and.   anti-Semites,   7md7 bringing     the  session of the   reiehsfiith , to  an abortive  close.  The BohtJiniuiVs managed, however,  to secure   tho Jvluk.-.-ilco   of a  bill making |  Czech the offivfo-n. language of their king- j  dom,   thereby,   winning, a    victory    for:  -the union of a government of states  must be strong and centralized to win  the respect of its own people, to say  nothing of the admiration of foreign  nations. Without absolute union there  can be no true liberty.  A country divided   against   itself   has  very   little   influence   in ' 7 International  affairs.    Austria-Hungary, by reason   of  its geographical   position    and   its   vast  army, to say nothing of   historical tradition, should be the   ruling   power in Levantine affairs.   In centuries gone by the  Magyars of Hungary and the Germans of  Austria repelled tho advance of   tho   victorious Moslems and preserved  Christian  civilization. ,  To-day the descendants   of  these heroes are   hardly  consulted   when  Turkish affairs require adjustment.   The  Vienna government, cognizant of   its inherent weakness, has   degenerated into a  mere adjunct to   the   foreign   offices   of  Russia   and. Germany,  whoso   decisions  are accepted   without   question   by   the  Austro-Hungarian officials.    And   yet it  cannot   bo   disputed    that   Russia,   ever  since tbe   Crimean war, has   been   Aus-'  tria's worst enemy.      When France   and  Great Britain   united   with    Turkey   in  1853 to prevent Russia from   taking possession of Constantinople, the czar's government waited in vain   for   Austria   to  support its cause.  The allied powers conquered Russia, but they   did   not   crush  the national spirit which   was then   and  is now dreaming of   a universal' empiro  in the east, with Russia at its head. The  punishment   of    Austria   was   the   first  move in Russia's diplomatic  game   after  the Crimean disaster. Napoleon III. was  permitted to take a hand in tho struggle  for Italian liberty, which led to the   loss  of Austria's possessions   in the,north   of  Italy.      In 1866 Prussia was encouraged  to invade Bohemia and- seize   two   provinces, besides wresting from the    Haps-  burg dynasty the leadership of Gernjany.  In   1S77,   when   Austria. was   in   sore  straits on   account of internal   troubles,  the czar declared war against Turkey and  would have   seized   Constantinople   and  European Turkey had   it   npt   been   for(  British   jealousy   which,   personified   in  Lord Beaconsfield, compelled,  Russia r to  withdraw its troops   from    Turkey   and  consent to the establishment of   the Bulgarian and Servian government-and   the  virtual cession of  Bosnia   and   Herzegovina to Austria,  Since then Russia has ceased open antagonism to Austria-Hungary, and her  diplomacy has been directed toward making the dual empire a tool in the hands  of more powerful neighbors. Germany,  which has no interest whatever in eastern  affairs, has shaped its ��������� policy; in conformity with 'Russian wishes, . actuated  by the hatred. of its emperor for "'all  things British, and Austria has cooperated meekly with her powerful ally.  Count Mouravieff, Russia's minister of  foreign affairs, has managed to restore  the niost amicable relations imaginable  hetween his o.wn government and that of  Vienna; and it is due to this circumstance more than any other that Russia  is to-day the paramount power in Constantinople where the British ' ambassador, a few years ago fche'porfce's official  mouthpiece, is now barely persona grata.  Had Austria-Hungary been blessed with  a centralized system of government during the past 50; years, 'it would to-day  dictate the policy of the east instead of  setting at the feet of Russia's table waiting for the   crumbs   tho   czar   may   be  SCALING  WITHOUT  A  LADDER.  to  A  Pyramid   of   Soldiers   Enables  Men  Surmount a. Thirty-one Foot Wall.  Corporal Leary, the liraberest 'man at  Fort Sheridan, took the chance of breaking bi=? neck and tumbling the storming  pyramids of 41 soldiers in a bruised heap  on a recent Saturday as he sprang upward from the shoulders of Private Miller, caught with three fingers of his left  hand the top of the high wooden wall  behind which lurked tho enemy, hung  for one perilous instant, - and then gallantly pulled "himsef to the top, seized hia  rifle and sprang into the midst of the foe  on the other side of the improvised parapet in the Coliseum gallery.  The human'pyramid swayed, but held  its stui'dy place, while gallant infantrymen swept up the stalwart shoulders  and over the 31 , foot wall to Corporal  Leary'S"Support, while a platoon of 25  men kept the enemy' ,away in front of  the wall.  It was at this point that the regular  army officers, who were watching the  fray from the Coliseum gallery, led the  applause, for -Corporal Leary and his  comrades had broken the world's escalad-  ing record by threo feet. As a partial  reward for his daring feat Corporal Leary  will be recommended"'���������,by Lieutenant  Percival G. Lowe, in command of the  camp, for promotion,  7'Whon   Corporal   Leary  climbed to the  apex of   the pyramid and   stood   on- the  sh'oulders of the men in the top rcx^ ths  tips of his fingers   lacked   five   inches of  reaching the top of the wall.    The   highest wall that was   ever   escaladed  before  was 28 feet, and   the men   who  climbed  over that in tho military carnival at New  York broke the world's record then.  The  wall at the Coliseum   was   31 feet high,  and' it took just four minutes to scale it.  Eighteen of the -heaviest and strongest  men in the regiment   formed the base of  the   pyramid,   ten   mounted    on    their  shoulders and   leaned   against   the walli  six stood   on   the   shoulders  of the ten,  four on   the   shoulders   of   the   six and  threo on the shoulders of the four.    Corporal Leary scrambled up this escalading  pyramid of blue and stood on the   shoulders of the top three, braced   against the  wall.  ��������� When he stretched out his arms and  found his fingers would not reach the  edge of the wall, he crouched and then,  as the human mountain swayed dizzily  beneath his feet, with the mighty and  yet delicate effort of the trained athlete  he sprang boldly five inches upward at  the edge of the barrier. He tried to grasp  the top of tho parapet with both hands,  but only three .fingers of his left hand  went high enough. The pyramid under,  him was still swaying. He held to the  hazardous edge by the ��������� three fingers for  an instant, and then, with a heave and a  twist, pulling his whole body up, caught  the wall, with the other hand. An instant  after he was on the enemy's side of the  barricade.���������Chicago Tribune.  POULTRY  FOR  MARKET.  Dressing  The   Most' Approveff Method   of  Chickens and; Turkeys.  The' following   advice about  how to  prepare chickens   and   turkeys for mar  ket  is  given by a,well known produce  commission houss iu Chicago:  "Keep  from   food 24 hours.'  Kill by  bleediug in the mouth   or  opening the  veins iu the neck.  Hang by the feet until properly bled.  Head and feet Should  be  left  on and tbe'intestines  and crop  should  not  be  drawn.    For   scalding  poultry the water should be as near the  boiling point as  possible without actually boiling.    Pick  the legs . dry before  scalding.    Hold   by  the  head aud legs  and immerse and lift up and down three  limes.-< If the head is immersed, ifc turns  the color of the comb and gives the eyes  a  shrunken   appearance,   which   leads  buyers to think tbe fowl bae been sick.  "The feathers ancl pin'feafbers should  be  removed  immediately, very clqanly  and without breaking the skin.    Then  'plump' by dipping ten .seconds'in water nearly or quite boiling hot and then  immediately.into cold water.  Hang in a  cool place until   the  animal heafc is,entirely out.   Ifc should be eutirely cold,  but  iiofc  frozen,  before   being  packed.  Dry  picked chickens  and turkeys  sell  best, s������.i t;s adxisz this way ci dressing,   as   they  sell   better  to shippers.  Scalded chickens and turkeys generally  aro sold to the local trade.  "To dry pick chickens and   turkeys  properly the work should be done while  the bird  is bleeding.    Do not wait and  let the bodies get cold.   'Dry picking is  more   easily done while  the bodies are  warm. Be.careful and do not break and  tear the skin.   Pack in boxes or barrels  ��������� boxes  holding 100 to 200 pounds arc  preferable���������and pack snugly.   Straight-  'en" out the body and  legs so that they  will  not;  arrive   very much  bent  iv.id  twisted out of shape.    Fill the package  as full   as possible to  prevent shufllii.g,-  abo'ufc  on   the  way,    Mark   kind   nnd  weight   and shipping   directions neatly  and  plainly on   the coveiv   Barrels answer belter for chickens and ducks than  for turkeys or geese.    When convenient,  avoid, putting more   than one kind in a  package. ' Endeavor- to  market all  old  and heavy cocks before  Jan. 1,' as.'after  the holidays  the  demand is for siliall,  round, fat  hen   turkeys only, old -torus  j for roup; for little chicks that are weak  in the legs one teaspoonful of sulphate  of soda in one quart of water. For  worms, give ten drops of aloes or spirits of turpentine in a pint of water.  For gapes, add a few drops of spirits of  camphor'or turpentine to' the drinking  water. For cold or catarrh, put ten  drops of aconite in a pint of water. For  sneezing or running at the nostrils, put  about one tablespoo'nful of kerosene oil  in one quart of water. Asafetida tied  up in a rag and placed in the drinking  water for the fowls will be a good remedy for roup, also a preventive of most  diseases.  THE  PIGEON   LOFT.  Suggestions an  to   Breeding-, Feeding: and  WEDDING  INVITATIONS.  pleased to bestow upon ifc.  The inertia of Austria-Hungary is  paralleled only by that of Spain, which  is at present passing through a most serious crisis. Instead of dismissing Premier  Canovas and his ministry," who had tendered-' their resignation, and entrusting  the liberal party with the management  of the government, the queen7regont���������a  member of the Austrian imperial family  ���������has concluded to keep, tho conservatives  in power. ��������� "This act is equivalontrto a  ���������'.continuation of the suicidal war in Cuba  and a repetition of internal struggles at  home;"-; It also means', official sanction  .     ;..    PKAXBPKS MATEO. SAQASTA,     -  Leader of the Liboral Party in Spain.  COUNT MOUKAVXEF.F  ������  Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs.  which they had fought   for  many years.  The entire performance,- laughable as   It  was at times, is of   peculiar   interest  to       Americans, as it proves conclusively that j lease of" life  . tVi" policy- ptirsucd  by Gen. Woyler   and  hi- friend, the. duko  of   Tqfcunu, who, in  his capacity of. minister of foreign affairs,  has'-made Spain '.the  laughing   stock   of,  the diplomatic world.    Had   the   queen-  regent called upon Senor Praxedes Hates  Sagasfca, the leader of   the liberal   party,  to form a .now. ministry the   trouble   in,.  Cuba  might   have   been   adjusted   in a  manner satisfactory to Spain, tho   insurgents and the   United   States.      S'agasta  was minister of   state under.jthe republic,  of 1870, and  continued  "in   'the   cabinet  under King Amadeus.     He was minister  of   foreign   affairs under President Serrano in 1S74,'and   a: year later gave' hia  adhesion to the cause   of King   Alfonso,  father of the   present boy king.     On the  death of Alfonso, in  1SS5, Sagasta again  became leader of  the   government...   He  was overthrown in 18907 and'retired "until the Cuban crisis induced him   to   resume an active interest in politics. He is  above all things a patriot, and cares very  littlo for the pomp   and circumstances of  royalty.  The latter is probably the reason  why the queen-regent, who is a firm   believer in the divine  right   of   kings, refuses to place the affairs of her  tottering  realm in the care of   the only man   who  might be able to   give   it   a   permanent |  The Co.rrectVForm of the Day, inVFashion-  siblo Circles. r .  Wedding invitations '" have'' greatly  changed in the past few months. The  fashionable weddiug invitation is no  :lomrer printed on the sheet of note paper  which folds to fit a square envelope,-, the  sheet now used' for that' purpose being  6}4 inches long and o^ wide, thereby  requiring an oblong envelope. The paper  has a smooth, dull finish, liko parchment, instead of the former glazed surface. Tlie script on the new invitation is  about the same size as that on the old  ones, and tho words and lines aro brought  rather nearer together, so that the word-  ing\occupios the center of the sheet, with  -wide margins about it, while some people even use what is termed'the paragraph form, in which the :words run  straight along, instead of being arranged  in lines of varying ��������� lengths, and the result "is quite good. 7  The wording of a wedding invitation,  by the way, does not always receive the  ' attention r which ifc should, l'or a church  wedding the parents of the bride request-  the "honor of your presence," whereas  for a homo wedding the "pleasure of  your company" is asked. Then, again,  for a -home wedding, the name of tho  guest is often inserted, such as Mr and  Mrs.    William    Tompkins . request;'    the  pleasure of  ��������� company  at   the  marriage of their daughter. Of course,  as this latter form more closely resembles-a. personal .invitation, it is more of  "a compliment to the guest. At 'a very  stylish wedding.;recently the parents of  the bride simply requested the "honor  of your presence at the marriage of-their  da'tighter'at7/Ch,ace' church," her name  being omitted entirely, though the calling cards of both bride and groom were  inclosed..   .-.,,���������-,;.��������� ���������  The invitation to the wedding breakfast; or reception is about; the same as  those of-last yeai*,' save that the card's are  a trifle more oblong. The wedding- announcement is printed on the saino kind  of note paper as .the weddiug. invitation,  tho simple ''-.card ho longer being considered good form,' thou'gh if ifc is used ifc  (^sfibiould. bo oblong and' about; 514 inches  \Vide, ahd 3J.< inches from top to bottom.  being sold at a discount to cauuei'-s.!  ,   ,       Thoroughbred Fowls.  Ifc is\said that breeding for points destroys egg production.  Mr. C. H. Wyck-  off's  Leghorns  have made a record  of  194 eggs each per year in, a flock of 50,  and 50 of Mr. Felch's Brahmas laid an  average  of   160,eggs in   one year.    In  most egg contests conducted by the agricultural papers the winners have been  thoroughbred  fowls.    One of "the stock  arguments used to support this alleged  nonlayiug on the part of  thoroughbred  fowls  is  that fanciers  inbreed  to an  alarming extent in-order to secure desired "points," and this charge is made  in spite of the known fact that fanciers  are  yearly   procuring  fresh stock both  from England and from   different parts  of their own country to use in their mat-  ings.'   Intelligent  fanciers who  do inbreed   to  some  extent do it   carefully  and for tho most part without detriment  to their stock.    They  cannot  afford  to  .carry  ifc  to a point-where it would be  a detriment.    Ih the  meantime ifc  has  yet to be proved that inbreeding (where  the  rcosfc  vigorous specimens are each  year selected for breeders) is an injurious practice  from  any point  of view.  The stock exclamation is that ifc not only reduces size, but curtails egg production.  But the Sebright bantam has been  constantly inbred for 40 years.  No other breed probably has been so constantly and so widely'inbred  as have these  bantams, and  yefc the Sebright is a remarkably  prolific  layer of  eggs,   and  eggs, too, that are  very  large for the  size of the hen. All who have ever .bred  Sebrights must admit; this prolificacy in  the matter of eggs.  And; here is another  point  of  interest.    Though inbred for  40 years, the Sebright  persists in getting  so   big  that he has to be starved  down to  standard weight to be shown,  while  hundreds of  finely marked birds  have 'to.'remain   away from the shows  because no dieting process would bring  them down to the maximum weight.allowed by the standard.  ��������� Xlnw tt> bo X3 recti.  ; ..'1. ,Make..it a rule to   keep   the-back of  tlie neck close'to the back of  the   collar.  :.-v'-i2. ;Roll the   shoulders 'backward   and  "downward.'  .3, Try-to.squeeze-tlie.''shoulder   blades  together many times a day.  4. Stand erect at short intervals during the.-day���������"head up, chin in, chest  out, shoulders back."  5. Walk- or stand with the hands  clasped behind the head and the elbows  wide apart.  . 6. Walkabout, or even run upstairs,  with from ten to forty pounds on the  top of the head.  7. Try to look at the top of your high-  out vest or your necktie.  8. Practice the arm movements of  breast-stroke swimming while standing  or walking.  9. Hold the arms behind^he baok.  10. Carry a cane or umbrella behind  the small of the back or behind the neck.  11. Put; the hands   on   the   hips, with  | elbQws_baok and fingers forward.  A Drinking' ITountain.  The illustration represents a simple  drinking fountain for poultry. The  top is hinged  so thafc the drinking dish  In beginning do not; make extravagant purchases. Select a few pairs from  a loft that you know has the type of  bird of which you approve. People who  breed their winners have always good  stock birds that can be obtained at reasonable figures. Carefully breed- these  birds for a few seasons without intermingling other strains, and you will be  surprised what improvement can be  made in a very short time. Should signs  of too close inbreeding appear, go to the  same lofts, and, if reliable fanciers, they  Will let'you have something of the same  blood, although wide enough apart' to  suit your purposes, and ifc is only by this  means any fancier can hope to fix a  type in shape or succeed ' ia breeding ,  good stock and show birds.  The bane of the young fancier is the  everlasting desire  to  buy every fresh  bird he sees and fancies. ,��������� He who does  this will  never  make a name for him-'  self or fix a type in his loft thafc auy astute  fancier  could  not  fail to detect,  even if he saw them. hundreds of. miles  away   in   another  part,of  the country. __  Moreover, the general result is a crowd-  ecLloft  of  mediocre  specimens,   with"  here-and thero a good   one, with which  be can do nothing in reproduction.       ';  Every methodical man has his regular ,,  course of action to pursue when making  his morning visit to his lof fc.  Ifc is usual,  to pacify the impatient  action  of the  birds, to  first  supply them with  fresh  food, and then to cleanse and  refill the  drinking  fountains.    This done, a look  can be taken afc the nests, to see how .the  sitters  are  conducting   themselves and  that the young in  the nest have safely  passed the night, and'also to see how the, .���������  parents are caring for their yonng. ��������� After the birds'have been fed and inspected , '  and the nurses  given   a  chance to feed  the young, then the exits can be opened,  which in every well regulated lof fc should  be closed afc night; and the old birds be.;  allowed to take such open   air  exercise  as they are accustomed  to.    While  the .-,,  loft is vacant the usual cleaning can be  given and the lof fc generally sefc to rights.  Grain thafc has been scattered from the ��������� '  pans or hoppers should be gathered up,  and, if  nofc  soiled, can   be winnowed,  dried   and  used    over    again.     Many  pigeons  have  a  habit of throwing the  grain from side to side.   By this action  much   is   thrown, on the floor which, if  not  gathered  up  every day, would  be  wasted.  If the day is bright and sunny,  after this  has all been done a bath can   ���������>-  be  arranged  for the ' birds, and, when  possible, this is best; given out of  doors  and on. the ground.   If the arrangement  of  the  loffc is such as nofc to  admit of  this,   then the  bathing pans    can   be  placed on the floor.    These pans can be  of a size to suit tho number of  pigeons  and the convenience of the fancier.  After  tho  morning's work has   been  performed   the  birds can be left to themselves and the owner can go about his  business. About 12'o'clock a little fresh  food  can   be  placed  in the hoppers or  pans.  This will be enjoyed by the hens,  which   have   now   been  relieved  from  their incubating  duties by  the  males,  and, if very warm, fresh .water may be  placed in the fountains.    About  4 or 5  in   the afternoon a little  herup, canary  or rape seed can be given.    Ifc is.'always  a treat, and birds accustomed to it will  always be on hand at the allotted   time  to receive ifc.    As the day closes and all  have chosen their places for  the  nighb  the exits should be closed, and if everything is found to bo in proper condition  the loffc can bo closed and fastened to  await   the  coming  of  another day.���������  Poultry Monthly.  can be easily filled or emptied. Ifc may  either be fastened to a wall or placed  on the ground in any convenient locality. ' ���������-  Diseases'' of JTowl8. '.  One teaspoonful of liquid carbolic  acid given in two quarts of water is an  excellent preventive of most diseases  among fowls. One tablespoonful of  ohlorate of pptash in one quart of water  Ifc is a  hens with  eggs,   for  Ejrss and Fat,  mistake   to keep  the laying  those which do nofc produce  the reason that the. layers  require more food 'than the others and  do not receive ifc. Usually when hens  do not lay they are too fat and should  be fed on foods containing but little-  grain, and also fed sparingly. Oonse-,  quenfcly when all the hens are together,  the nonproducing hens may become fatter while the layers do nofc receive  enough. Ifc does not pay to feed hens  kt.hafc do not; give a return for the foodi  consumed.���������Farm and Fireside.  Poultry Points.  Don't waste much time trying to cure'  feather eating hens. Decapitation is the  best; remedy. , ���������-..-���������  . Give fresh water daily, and during  warm weather let them have a new supply twice a day.  Unslaked lime is dangerous to have  about the premises where poultry are.  Many cases of enteritis are traceable to  fowls eating lime in the fresh state.  Tame  fowls  are   always the   most'  profitable.    Wild and excitable hens are  not our best layers.  '.2fi  V  i  *  *  m  vm  \\  * ������*"."  fM'E WEaXLY    NEWS    N<>V.,   8th, i%<������  Remember the "Hospital Concert 29th.  Unsigned-- oommaaicatisna'  are    always .  thrown into the waste basket.  The Willing. Workerb .of. "Sandwick will  give an entertainment afc the Courtenay  HkU early-it* December, r Particulars later.  Mr. Eiwin George.. Bish, late of Her  Majesty's navy, wa3 married last Friday  to Misi Ada Irene Grant/Rev J <X Will-  etaijir officiating."'   f   ' '    ''-."'  STRAYED.��������� A red heifer with split in  right ear tw4 top cut off, left ear. Finder  will be saitaWy .rewarded. George Howe,  Uaion Bay.     ���������--,...  Look out for the .birthday party at tbe  MetboJist.Church evening of Nov. 9fch a  novelty in its way, especially pleasing to  young people.  Hospital A ckjcowledqbmknt���������Mrs.  Reid, matron, reports having received  fruit and ,,vegetables " from the English  Church Harvest Festival last  week.  Meuera McPhee and Moore havo display-  ��������� I of late in their show window at Unien a  oheeae as big as a cart wheel. If onW tb������ y  had it in Klpndike there would be a fortune  In it!'   ;,-���������  A complaint comes of throwing of slops  on the main aveuue after dark from tbe flat  roof of a verandah. In the case referred to  ���������orae one may have easily gotten aa an welcome bath. .  TbeW.C.T.U. will hold their meeting  next Thursday afcernoon at 2.30 Nov Ufa  at tha home of Mrs. McGuire, Maryport  Ave.c It is important kbit all members  should attend.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jefferson entertained  a few friends at their home on Tuesday  evening. The very interesting game of  PUlow-dex was indulged iu followed by  ether amusements.  Tha Vendome hotel was the first to introduce the Syphon Gravity System of lights  Into this towu. We believe "the little wus-  ard around the corner" did the work in eaeh  ease.'of putting in, the system.  e ���������  7The Naws received through the courtesey  of Mr. William* of Grant & Mounce's farm<  some specimens of turnips so' large that we  had< to walk around them to ascertain ; their  dimensions; also specimens of cel������ry talJ aa  young trees. '"   -  1 The Olyqipio. Athele tic Club was   organised    abont    a  month. ago   with    Andre'**  Moffitt president,  Donald McKay treasurer,  and   C    Johnson    secretary,     They     have  rooms: neatly stiltrd iip.over A Graut's   undertaking      establishment.    They   havo    a  mem.ber.ahip of 19 of the rigbfc  material.  77 Be^r .etc  riot "allowed    in   their   rooms  which7art   ' opisd" week day  eveuiuga  for  .practice. 'The Jatnea   Bay    athletic   rules  modified7'7;to    the -'circumstance*   are,   to  lie   adopted.'   Persons   desiring   to   join- -a.  jb������>d club should, apply to the secretary.  -  ---The D.   IB.. &7L.  Association   al  ...   lows interest on deposits.  ^PERSONALS.  Mi. Simon Leiser was. np last week���������his  business trip.  Mr. Davis of Philip Gable & Co, cigars  .Nanaimo was in town looking after business.  Mr. Geo Walker has bought Mr. J. W.  Hucthison's handsome cottage on Maryport  avenue.  f      Mr.Reifel,  manager of the Union Brewery  Co,   Nanaimo,   was an arrival by last  .   steamer.  Mr.A. J. McKay, builder, left for Victoria  last Thursday on  a business  trip; expected  .-, |o return to-morrow.  Mrs. Do well,  whom  oar Hornby Island  correspondent mistakenly located at Skag-  ��������� way,  is  at Renton,   Washington with her  own people, and quite ill.  Mr. D.McLeod left last Thursday morning to visit friends  in the east.    During bis  absenoe  Mr.   T. H.   Carey,   who  has  been  -   with him for some months will have oharge  - ������f tho business.  welcomed the - guests with a tew  graceful remarks, when Miss Tott.e Will  iams favored with an instrumental piece,  next, came a 9ong by Mr. Ross. Tbe  chairman's program- had,'the -Rev. W.  Hicks down, at this point for an address  That gentleman was detained at home  with a bad cold but sent a well wriiea article entitled The Queer, which was read  in a clear voice by Mr, Livingston. A  vocal duet by the Misses Bennie was  much enjoyed. /King William was the  subject of an interesting historical address by Dr. R. Lawrence.  Supper.  The  chairman   modestly' announced  that   refreshments  awaited   in  adjoining  room.    Here  there was "enough and to  spare" of the very  best.    Two tables extended  nearly the  entire   length   of the  long hall r.jom,  and  yet   it had to be set'  for the  second and   third time before  all  were  provided  for.    The  committee   in  charge  was composed  ofo Mrs. L C McDonald, Mrs.   Per, Mrs. Gray, and Mi?.  Rowan who are Entitled  to great  credit  for the efficient and courteous manner in  which    they    performed    their   onerous  duties.    The  supper itself was.provided  by the ladies of the members of the local  Oringe    Lodge.    During   this    interval  Miss Mamie   Williams, the  accompanist  of the evening, played some lively airs,  and Messers Monroe and  Fraser gave a  touch of  their skill with the bagpipes.  The feasting over the entertainment  was re-commenced by inst. music, D.  Roy, Harry Roy, and T. Reed particip.it-  ing. (Encore) " The Day " was respon  ed to by Rev. Mr. Dodds in a masterly  speech. Following this Mrs. Geo. Walker  TBIKITT CHURCH  Oa Sunday next the   Vea'ble   Archdea*  *oft A. Soriven will lead the service.  All the ladies are  requested to attend a  meeting to be held in the ehnroh at 2 p.aa  Moaday 15th inst. to organize  the Working Guild.    The Archdeacon will attend.  IT. KOBXB LODGE  2.. ������. X.. OBliBBBATIOMT  The local Orange lodge held its second  annual celebration at its lodge room last  Friday evening. ' Notwithstanding, the  rain the hall was filled tp oveiflowing.  Mr. W. Dee and Mr. H. Roy acted as  ushers.  < The front of the hall was decorated  with &&g$ with appropriate mottos. In  th������ central space festooued by the national colois. sat the chairman, Mr. L. C. Mc  Donald.  The proceedings opened   with S.7 hymn  followed by prayer.    The, chairman then.  captivated the audience by her sweet rendering of "Coming Thro' the Rye" receiving an encore. There was next some  happy responses by'representatives of  other societies, intersperced with a song  by Mr. Hogg. Mrs. Kirkwood gave a  pleasing solo after which Mr, Charles Evans did ample justice to the subject of  ���������' The Ladies. " ' A song by Mr. A. Walker was then given.. In response to an  invitation by the chairman, Mr! Whitney  made a few numerous and appreciative  observations "The Order" brought to  his feet Mr. Abrams in a brief speech.  The very pleasant and successful celebration ,was brought to a close with the  singing of  God   save  the   Queen.  . ITOTIGB.  The partenership hitherto existing  between Dr. Robert Lawrence and  Dr. John Westwood is. hy mutual  consent, this .day dissolved. All outstanding accounts can be paid to  either of the above up to 1st January  1898.  Union B, C.,Nov. 1st,  1897.  (Robert Lawrence.  Signed \  (John   Westwood.  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 ol 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. -     W. li. Anderson,  Oct. 29, 1897. ��������� 'GovT Agent.  BLACK   DIAMOND,  NURSERY.  Comoj IRoat), Banalmo, 35.(1.  Fruit trees of all descriptions.  Ornamental treesandshrubs.  Espimait & Nanaimo By.  Time   Table   No.   28,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday   Ms*  29th 1897.    Trains run on Pacific '   X  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read Dowk'  '               '                     , Sat.'ft   I Daily. | ftmd'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and  Wellington     Ar. Naiminio    Ar. Wellington ,...   a. af. [ ������.m.  8.00 I A.0O  J1.48 1 7.26  12.15 |    7.44  P. O. BOX 190  XXXXXXXXXXX  HU.TCHERSON & PERRY.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliances, Bhould be  aid to Mr. Frank;Ddby, .   THE    NEWS  $2:OOYa year:  Pianos  ^   ^AIMD  I r O  REV. VV. HICKS, Union,  B. C.  HAS ACCEPTED THE AGENCY FROM  the BERLIN ��������� PIANO and  ORGAN CO., Berlin,  Ont., to  SELL THEIR HIGH CLASS INSTRUMENTS IN THIS DISTRICT. THESE  INSTRUMENTS ARE OF SUPERIOR  TOUCH, TONE, AND TUNE, AND  HANDSOMELY   FINISHED INVARI-  ous designs. Pricks VERY  MODERATE.  .  GOING  SOUTH���������Kead UP.  1-  A * ���������]. F ������."-.  | Daily. | Bat. fc  Bund'jr.  Ar. Victoria (    1S.3U I    8.00  Lv. Nanaimo for Victeria. ..   I   a4* ��������� \< 4.38  Lv. Wellington for Victoria   |   8,14    1    4.16  For rates and in fer ma tion apply   afc Ccn������  pany'a ������filces,  A.DUNOMUIR. JOSKPM HVNTKR.  Prenidcnt. Gea'l Bapt  H.K. PRIOR.  ������on. Freight and Paaawaaer Act.  Gf.orge Bish is now prepared to furnish Music for Dances and Surprise  Parties.    Term* moderate.  Eopdon Murdock,  Third St.       Union. B. O.  v  Blacksri^itl^irjg  in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired^___���������o������___  ^ ���������'.��������� 11 ��������� .Ha-. ������������������������ ��������� ������������������  i ��������� ��������� ���������������������������*   ���������'���������������������������*���������    ��������� "i    ��������� ���������  *-^������mm  SHbscribe  for The  Nxws Ja.oc pei  annum  > 'I  ti  I  Fere.  Vnibrelltt^ cotton  Hoote and Shoe^  9  mms  This is only a small portion of the  stock to hand and to arrive       ^  These Goods have been bought direct from the   Manufacturer and  are .V  Cheaper than ever before offered in Union.  We have just received a lot of the   latest improved  patterns  of Air   Tight  He  Stoves.    Call and see them before you buy.  ^  WINKER STOCK  v  i!  1  >N  \M  I  A  I  <     ���������-{���������  '*&. ���������'���������  rana


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