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 NO.    262,    UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT,  B.  /~������.  Union  MONDAY   NOV, ���������d. 1897. $2.OQ PER   ANNUM.  m  NOTICE.  For the choicest   meats we are head   quarters.  ���������11 you have-not tried  our noted sausao-es  bologna and   head cheese,  you should* do  so at  once.     Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel  etc  SHIPPING SUPPLIES���������__!__',  SZ_dI02Sr   L_3IS_]__  tw_   can  Ladies WINTER HATS ar?d  GOATS.  JJcary  lElis  ���������<"l  \i\NELETT  aid ft LOUSE s.  S,  WRA  Men's JACKETS' and :'0 VER  NOTjOE is hereby given   that application  iv ill be made to the  Parliament  of  Ounrda  ac its next Session fur au Act to incorporuce  a Compa.-y with powtr   to conr-teuct, tqirip,  'opiate .tirel lnainidiucither stauelard or narrow gauge railways for-  the  purpose of convoying passengers-emd freight 1mm  a point  on one or- other of   he branches or prolouger-  tion������ of that Arm of the .sea commonly called Portland Inlet on the West Coast of lint-  ich Columbia to a   point  at   or near   Telegraph Cruek on the, Ssicivceu  Iiiver, theuce  t-> a point uc or   near   the   head of   Tenliu  Like, -.hence as near, as  may   be along trie  side of Teslin L ike to the lower end there- f,  cneuce loliovirug the   cerur.se  a*i near as may  be of the   Hoor-aiinqua,   Lewes  a-iei   Yukon  river*   to Dawson   Cety iu ihe   North-west  Territory or to .some intermediate point.  Ami wi h power to construct,   equip, operate   nd maintain b.auch  lines and all necessary bridges, roads, ways, ferries, wharvea  docks and coal bunkers in connection therewith; au 1 with power  to build, own, equi-j,  operate aud maintain   steam and other vessels and boa's; and n-ith   power to build, e-  quip,   opera re and   maintain   telegraph and  telephom 1 nes in   conuio ion wiih   the said  r nl wayo aud branches, a. d to generate electricity fur tl e supply of lighf, heat'and pow  or; atjd with po������.vcr to  expropriate lauds ior  the purposer of ths Company aud to acqu re  lands, bonuses, privileges or other arda from  any government;, municipality or e>ther persons <>r bodies corpe'rate, aud to make traffic  or other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other Companies; and   with   power  to build wagon roads to be used in construe  tion of such railways  aud in advance of the  same, and to levy aup collect  tolls from all  parties using aud ou all freight passing over  any such roads built by the Company, wheth  er built before err after   the   passage  of tht  Act ner<-.hya'pplied for,   ami with all other  Usual neuessar> Or incidental  rights, powers  or privileges as may   be   ue-jessary   or iuci-  de-.tal or conducive to tbe attainment of tbe  above objects o** auy of them.  Dated at the Ci-y   of   Victoria,   Province of  Brrtish Columbia this Gth day  of November, A. D. 1SD7 '  EnVci.i Oliver,  ,    b^-iici' rs !������jr"t!ie Applicants  F^OJVL   GLASGOW.  1  Dress Goods, Flannels^ and Gloves, Umbrellasl  of all kinds, Childrensf Teas,    Ribbo.s,    Cor-"  Suits, Boys' and  Gi Hsffsets, Towels  Stockings  a Specialty, ������COME and SEE !  Silk    Handkerchiefs,^  McP   EE 8? MOORE^  "*">���������*#!���������r <p -���������*<  is"'-1it  ^^f^^^^^"^g'^=;^:o  We f|ave  ��������� ___-!   ������������������lH'J1_<Wiifa>  fust  ���������p  K u b  from  "*>''jr  a    shipment  direct  from  of  the  :fved  Goods  the.  factory,  composed  of  ;, Water  Bags,   Ice   Hags,   Syringes,  Atomizers,. Tubing,   etc.  GOOD   SUPPLY OF ALL THE   POPULAR  [PA TENT MEDICINES.    '  ^Ay7yi^AA.^^Ay;i������Ass&^ss^������^ss.  Perfume and Toilet Articles, Soaps, Brushes & Combs.  y^ykA&^������yyAAA^?i3^^s^^s^^.  Prescription   and   Family Recipes      ccur-  ately Dispensed ...     .     .  ���������HEADQUARTERS  for   Stationery   &    School    Books  B.M iRemUson bas oreneb in  tbe IDehbbme .JBufl&ino IDnfon,  vvitb.a (Xboice Stooftpf <3euer=  af iRerc_w������otee \ii sbare or'  pub if c patronage is solicfteb  Postponement  The Presbyterian social for thanksgiving  has been pos-p nieel until Thursday eveu:ng.  December 2d, when R;v. Mr. Doeids will  give aa a principal feature a leo-ure. Then  will b^ good mu ic, refreshments, etc, and a  very- pleasant aod luc-'n'slareg evening is expected. ��������� Aduiission 25 Ctsnts.  UNrOV SHIPPING.���������Nov 15, tug Lois 215 tone; Tepic 393 tons co'.ce; L'hucL-s  95 tons and WrLLipi 47 tons 17fch; 19tb  U. S. str. Concord 246 Sou-; tug Ooustmce  192 tons; Maude 145 tons; 2oth,-'--Rapid  Transit 253 tons for U. S. Bjar; MianaoLr  3250 tons; str. Oxiver Wolcoe. on 221 7-r  ton; GrLory _of the Srfas waiting; San ilatao  due this   we- k.  ene e of the candidates  if  they, attend for  that purpose.  The Returning'Officer,- after the declaration of the poll, sh.iil retain- the ballot  papers and boxes until a clerk shall be duly  appointed, to whom he shall forthwith de  liver the same.  Every person-who shall have presented  himself for nomination and who shall  pave    been   elec  ted a Mayor or an Alderman, must serve  lor ihe term for which he has been elcted  uuless in the ease of sickness, or in  default pay a sum of fifty dollars towards  the Municipal Revenue; such sum with  cost, shall be recoverable by the Clerk of  the Municipality, summarily, before any  Justice of tht Peace.  - Any vacancy in'the office of Mayor or  Alderman shall be filled as provided by  the '' Municipal Elections Act 1996."  The first meeting of the Council shall  be held on the first Saturday after the  day of election, at the Court House, at  two o'clock in the afternoon.  Until provision be made by by-law, in  that behalf, all prceedings at nnd relating  to the meetings of the Council shall be  held and taken in accordance with the  provisions contained in the ''Municipal  Clauses Act, 1896,''.and all the powers,  privileges, and duties of the Mayor and'  Council shall be the same as those-prescribed by ihe said Act.  At the first meeting, or as soon there-  al'ier as possible, the Council may j'elect a  Clerk, Treasurer, Colietor, and Assessor,  or such officers as they may deem necessary, who shall hold such office during  the pleasure of the Council, and receive  sudi remuneration as the Council may  by by-law, appoint.  In   Testimony    Whereof,     We-  have  caused   these   Our   Letiers tub"  AU_D   FOKES'   CONCERT  IParte _*e Secono.  10. Instrumental Sflkction.-I  Madame Dulce Vox Celeste Dial  pason, she as is a Westwood. CivJ  eare, and ye shall be edifyed.   -  Solo*" Piece.���������Signora    Tempo' ���������  Mere.ia Presto, ye greate Cont'ralt  it,  sjnger from Port  Angeles: howo  I  12  13-  14.  15-  16.  ye House o'f Banks, and, sister t  Madame Norman D. D'Angers."'  . Duette.���������Mistress Norah Kilkenny!  ye. Rose ol Tralie; ye bryghfe* pa  ticular starre of ye musical firm'a  nente of ve cicie of Cumberlande  and Don Ernesto Gattely.      r .   ~,-k  CHOKUS.���������"March of the Men- off  Harlech." Alle ye syngers and alle?  ve. players  Guitar Solo.���������Donna luanita ClarJ  y Vuesencia y Alvarado y Medina^  y. Santiago, shall favor  ye greate'"  .audience with ye divine musick.,    \  Sketch.���������Mons.    Robert du  Bopp|  alias Fra Diavolo, alias  Mac Nab,f  o'. that ilk, will   join with .">ir  Tho-  massee de  Kynson,  in ihys mostef  solemn and  heartrendinge    business.  Solo Piece.���������Don  Ernesto Miguel]  cle  Cervantes y Gartlev, ve greatei  basso   profundo,    Hym 'as  latelyll  ,  came from Nanaimo. '"' a  .made Patent, and   the Greet .Sea  of the saiei Province ter he  hereun  to affixed:  Witness,  the Honourable  Edgar    De-.-ney,   Lieutenant-  Governerr of Our said   Province erf  British Columbia,   in Our City ...of  ���������Victeiria,   in    Our  said   Pre>v:nce,  this   twenty-niiul'i day of October,  one thousand   eight    hundred and  ninety seven, and in the sixty nr-it  year   of  Our Reign.  By. Command  James Baker  Provincial. Secretary  17.-Tableaux.���������Sundrie -of.   ye .'Olde  Folkcs. -,-���������--'  (a) Ye olde tyme scene.  ���������-(b) Ye modern tyme, and ye  New'  Womanne.  rS.  -Alle  1.9.  ���������Anderson's air-tights knock them  cold. Catch 'em at Cheap John's and at  the works. -  - miwmn_3t_j���������������������;-.-^-p,-j  PEac_y&Co. Druggists,  Union.  _3^ Open on Sundays from ro to, 11 o'clock  and from ^ co 6 o'clock p. m.  a. m.  M. J.   HENRY,  N urse pymaf]  OBIST1  ^a*  and  JETX  VAB-  /,l.,!!C���������������.-..*-" >.-���������.���������-. -jT-.  cii, V.ij.- .^.: .**' ���������*���������/,���������: >.-;:-;.  NOTICE,  ���������'jSU, B.  C,  .\o-  \e.r^.  Giiiv.fjhauHv, NtT.-'c-ry. Api.try and P-.ik-  oetice Adelress,   6o4   Westminater    Road.  Larue stock, of flowering bulbs for fail  pis.-:!ting at eastern prices or less.  Finest stock of transplanted three aDd  ?? our-y������*ars old fruit trees 1 ever offered,  Air extra choice assortment of small fruit-  pi nits and bushes, roses, ornamentals, etc.  at lowest cash prices.  NO AGENTS ! Send for catalogue before pl&ciog your order; it will pay you.  R,  ���������f-'id Appeal,  As-^.-ssnicri;   .  of the County C'-urt of \?:r.i.-ii:no, will be  held in the Court house, Union, on Tuesday, November 30th, at the hour of 3.  p in.  By Order.  Uniern. B.C.        \\. 13. ANDERSON,  Oct. 29, 1897. Govt Agent.  ���������The D.   B.   &   L.   Association  lows interest on deposits  al-  (Continued from inside page)  If after thi adjourn.nent of an election  by the Returning Officer for the purpose,  of'aking  a  poll,   one  of' the candidates  nominated shall die   before   the  poll has  commenced,  the Returning Officer shall,  upon being s rtisfied  of the  fact of such  death, countetmand   notice  of the  poll,  and all the proceedings with  refersnee to  the election  shall be  commenced afresh:  Provided that   no fresh   nomination shall  be  necessary   in the  case of a candidate  who stood   nominated   at the time   of the  countermand of the poll.  In case of a peril being held the candi  dates  (duly  qualified)   >vho  shall obtain  the  greatest number  of votes  shall   be  Mayor and Aldermen respectively.  Every person   qualified  to  vote sh ill  have six votes, being one for  e ich alderman to be elected,   and   one  for Mayor,  but he may vote for any hiss number than  six: Provided always,   that he   shall ne������t  cast more than  erne  vote   in   favor of any  one candidate, or vote on   more than one  occasion, except ferr Mayor.    And  in the  event of the number of votes being found  to be equ-d for any two or   merre   candidates, one or more of whom,   but    not all  of such candidates,  being by   the state oi  tii.-. p.ill entitled to be declared   elected,  tlie Returning Officer   shall   by a casting  vote.-., a.s ihe case ra^s' be, decide  '"   the   caiiu'd.ites   for   whom the  il   -shall be elected: Pro  said  -Return 1 r������g    Offi-er  shall not vote exc-pt in case of an equality  of vots as aforesaid.  A,I expenses aitendant upon the said  election shall be borne by the cand.dates  in equal proportion; su''h expenses shall  not exceed in the whole one hundred dollars.  Tlie    opening; of" the ballot boxes and j  IN THE DEPTHS  Richard and Willi am Anderton were in  Union on Monday murning of last   week  and duri������g the day left   on   the   train foi  Union Bay, from where in the  afternoon  thev le-"t in a sailing boat for Comox Bay,  with the intention of returning   the   next  day.    They never  reached  Comox.    An  Indian   found  their    boa������  0.1   the   Spit  north of Denman Island.    Jam-is   Work.  Sam Martin  ind Dive   Hicks went over  identified the boat and   borught it back.  The "step" was broken oflfand the " taut'  piece split.    Evidently the mast had been  blown over by the stong wind prevailing.  No trace of th-; bodies has been found.  "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN."  ye people syng'e.  Hands  Arond  for  yt  well known  dittie, "Auld Lange Syne."'  20. (and laste.) Alle ye goode foIkes'take'������  yt torches  and lanthorns  and goe  home,   and   be   thankful to  gette  awaie soe chepe.  Master William Van   Hyckes ( hym as"  is a Parson ) shall beat ye tyme.  Ye syngers and plavers shall be assisted by Lady Rubensteini Plaiewell Mc  Kymme, who"Twill accompany ym on ye  Piano to help ym kepe in tyme and tune.  (N. B.--Sometymes ys is verie neces-  sarie. )        ���������  SEBVICE  OF   SONG  Mr. Grant's class   will  give a  Service  of Song, entitled "Elijah" with connective  readings in the  Agricultural Hall, Courtenay,   on   the  evening  of Thursday the ���������  25th at  7.30.    Collection   will   be taken./  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  C0NDSJN3ED   TELE&R_M3  Coal   bunkers    and   wharves    will   be  built soon at East Wellington.��������� Rosedale  in Santa Fee  destroyed   by  <*arthquake.  ���������-Tom Sharkey won (ight with Joe God-  Ward.���������Mrs Sherets house,   Victoria, was  set on fire.in four separate rooms, saturated with coal oil; insurance $2,200���������Most  disastrous fire in London Eng., 15   ware  houses gone, 40 engines a)   work.���������Richard Potts injured in No.   5   slope, Nanaimo, is dead.���������Mowat has been appointed  Lieot.-Governor.���������Justice McCrcight has  resigned.  vi.-t:; or voee-., as  ev!i:;;h of the Ci  virio-. may be equ  vicied thai   the  counting the   votes   shall be in thepres.  Farmers   In-ititufcea  1   A Public   Meeting will   be held at   the  Courtenay Agricultural HaM on  Wednesday  the   rst,   of  December  at 2 o'clock  P. M. for the purpose   of giving   informa  tion as to the benifits which will accrue to  Agriculturists   by  availing themselves   of  the provisions   of the Farmers Institutes  and   Co operation    Act.    The  will be addressed   by Mr.  V. F.  1-3.   S.  A., Assistant    Lecturer,  ment of Biology, of the  G.i-dph  tural College,   who has had   considerable  experience in   the   working of   Fanners  Instiintei in Ontario.  J. R. Anderson.  Deputy Minister of Agriculture  Acting    Superintendent    of    Farmers  Institutes  Departnvmt of Agriculture  Victors, B C.  Nov 10th 1897.  Awarded  Highest Honors���������World's Fair,  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair.  meetings  Paterson  Depart-  A-^ricul -  A Pure drape Cream oi Tartar Powder.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD. ���������;V'    /..  ( Sntecribers who do not receive their paper ree-  olarl.V will please notify us at once.  '���������-. Apply at the:* office for advertising rates.  the news;  MUSHROOM   FARMING.  SOME  CYCLONE TALK.  UNION. E.G.  The Week's Commercial  Summary.  i  I    Crop   prospects   in   Europe- have improved during the past two "weeks.  The stocks -of' 'wheat in Toronto are  84,705 bushels, as ag-un.sk |3,84c! bushels  a week ago, and 152,655 . bushels a- year  ago. "  The lending .money   markets   ar'e.un-  ' changed. Call loans ett Toronto ars* 4 per  cent., at New York 1 per cent.,   and   at  .London % per cent.  ;    The production   of   gold in the United  ! States for the year   l'S9(5   was   2,5GS, 132  ,fine ounces, valued. at. $53,088,000.     This,  is "an increase   of   ������(3,478,000   over 1S05.  Tho output of silver in the United States'  for 1S96 was 58,834,800 fine ounces.  The ' visible supply" of wheat in, the  United States and 'Canada with amount  on passage to Europe, decreased 3,453,000  .bushels last- week, and the total is now  '.only 3(3,373,000 bushels,-ns against 76,-  339,000 bushel's a year' ago, and S9.735,-  ' 000 bushels two years ago.  No industry,says Dun's Review on the  j state of trade in the   United   States   last  week, can be named, in, which the volume  of business is not' increasing.    This week  the gain is perhaps "more distinct   in   the  iron branch than   in   any other, but  the  demand; ior nearly all produces, is plainly  enlarging,'though   as   yet not enough to  cause  any   marked   advance   in   prices.  That   can-- be7 expected   only    after the  ���������working   capacity   has   been   fully em:  ployed, and stocks' of ' products on hand  , have been much reduced.    No new; labor  ��������� troubles of importance have appeared ex-  \ cepfe in the tin plate industry, which was  expected to have trouble, and'it remains  ito be seen whether even   their   interrup-  ition of work will not be prevented.  The   improvement    rioted   in   general  [ "wholesale   trade   at   Toronto   last week  /continues.  The summer-like weather has  I had a beneficial effect in-stimulating the  demand for most lines, and also has  im-  pro'ved-,;crpji   prospects.    A   large crop of  hay is assured and   grain is looking better.    The outlook and   general feeling in  "business circles are more encouraging   in  consequence.    Large shipments   of   both  jwool and lumber are being   made  to the  United States   in   view   of Congress in-  'creasing the import duties on   these articles.  Prices of general 'merchandise show  little change, but they   are likely to rule  firmer as stocks in hands of retailers are  if anything below the arverage.-  In the Montreal trade- situation there  is little ito be noted in the way, of news.  Since last writing everything has had to  give place to. the Jubilee celebrations,  and for two and a half eiays there was  ���������almost a ceasaiion of business. There  was quite a ronsiderable influx of strangers, but judging from enquiries made  both among wholesalers and retailers the  crowd was one on pleojsure 'bent, and  did comparatively little ��������� in the way of  buying goods. Further advices from  different parts of the Province of Quebec  ���������I  confirm the reports already noted of back-  ] ward crops, and careful buying continues  -to be   the   rule.    The   only   noteworthy  .-change in values is   a   reduction   of   an  eighth of a   cent   in   refined   sugars   by  the local factories,. which   is   made with  the view of checking   the   probable   importation- of foreign refined sugars under  the revised tariff.     The money market is  wholly without change;   call'funds being  j easy at' 4 per'  cent.,    and   ordinary dis-  I counts 6 to 7 per cent.  j 'Dyspepsiaand Indigestion.���������C.*W. Snow  ��������� _ Co., Syrao.use, N. Y:*", writes : "Please  ! send us ten gross of Pills. We are selling  j more of Parmelee's, Pi lis than any . other  i Pill we keep. They- have a great repu-  \ tation for;the cure of Dyspepsia and _ive.t  Complaint." Mr. Charles A. Smith, Lindsay, ' writes : "Parmelee's Pills are an  . excellent medicine. My sister has been  | troubled with severe headache, but these  .pills have cur*"-l ���������*!���������."  A   Chat  With   an   Expert   Concerning an  Old .Industry.  "MushroomsI Oh, yes, they're all  right in their way, but the* season for  them is, so short, and they're so precious j  dilliculfc to grow���������take such a lot of heat,  you know." That's what nine^out of ten  farmers or inarket gardeners will say if  you . suggest to them that, in these  days of agricultural depression, mushroom growing is-a jjleasahtand -not unprofitable employment..  I don't believe there's a. single branch  of agriculture about which are more false  ideas going than this particular one.  As a matter of fact, mushrooms don't  need cover even, let alone heated houses;  the fermentation of the bed on which  they are sown supplies all the necessary  warmth; They do best at a temperature  of 55 degrees to 60 degrees, can be grown  in a back yard, an old-shed,-or-a', disused''  cellar, and form absolutely the best paying crop of anything in -all the world.  The supply doesn't come anywhere near  tho demand, anckthc average price runs  quite high. -.',-���������, ;     ���������  I went down last autumn to a suburb,'  where a large grower has on a five-acre  plot many thousands of yards of long  narrow beds, some open, some closed,  and employs over a dozen hands all the  year rou'ml to' grow and gather the delicious funcus. ' ���������"��������� ���������..'��������������������������� / r . ,::.  1,'.'" "Yes," he said, "I make , it pay very  .-well. The expense, of course, is considerable, the main items being cost of  manure, which,, must be both plentiful  anel fresh, and the labor of. making the  beds. The latter need skillei liaadiS. We  reckon that to proeluce one ton of mushrooms we use 100 cartloads of fresh stable  manure, but, mind you,' that stuff's not  all dead loss, by any ��������� means. After it's  heated, and we can't grow any..more,  mushrooms in it .we sell it.for garden or  park use for on,iy , a little less than we  ' gave for it,  "Look at this bed,* now'"���������pointing to  a long, narrow bank of rich, dark soil���������  "that's about the average size���������-two feet  high, two and one-half feet wide at the  base and thirty yard's long. To make  that bed twenty loads., of. good stuff are  needed; but the produce of that bed has  averaged over one hundred > per cent,  profit. I don't, of course, always do so  well as that; but, on the other hand, I  may do better.,  "No," in answer to a qriestion of mine,  "there isn't   much competition.    I   suppose a good many people get discouraged  because they get   bad   spawn   or because  they mismanage the thing at the   beein-  nng; perhaps   overheating   their  beds or  not watering them enough.   I well recollect some friends of   mine,  wasting a lot  of money on, an elaborate mushroom shed  and: beds, getting disgusted   because   the  .spawn for some reason didn't come up at  once, and   carting away   all   their   carer  fully prepared beds as dressing   for their  lawns and garden.    The   next   summer,  . after a week of warm, wet weather, they  awoke one morning to find a large patch  of their croquet lawn almost   white with  little mushrooms.    And   I   believe   they  get some there every year since.  "There   are   only   two months  in the  year when I don't get any   returns���������August and September. That's the open-air-  season, you know; and naturally I don't  try to   compete.    December's   one of my  best months; April   and    May,    too, are  very good.','  Interesting: Scientific Data Compiled Froir  Several Sources.  "I've heard so many incredible stories  about the cyclone and its ^eccentricities,"  said the solemn looking man to a party of  tourists he had- joincd.in the sleeping car,  "that I've been to Kansas making some  personal investigations in the interest of  .science. .-."'.  "I find  that, many reports  from-that  section   have , been'   grossly   exaggerated.  Nothing occurs there that is not in accord  with our understanding   of   these  terrific  outbursts  of  nature.    For  instance,. ,the  tornado, often   mistaken   for the cyclone,-  has a rotary motion.    I have known it to  dip low enough to  bore a well, and  then  {round  once  more  to  the  region,of the  clouds.    This-wonderful phtmomemon was-  an accomplished fact in far less time than  it takes line to tell of it.  A "An extensive  farmer there  heard  the  roar of an approaching storm and just had  time, to  get his team from   his.rerii'per to a  place   ot" safety.     Tlie  wind   caught the  Tea per and sent it round  and   round  and  round  the immense tract till  the grain  ���������was all cut."    ,"  :    ���������'"But.didn't it bloWaway?"  "Not ;it all. That would have destroyed  our theory. The circular whirl of the irresistible power swept' the grain to the  conur: of the field nnd into an immense  stack such as human hands could notlmve  piled.'  "One of the strangest but best authenticated incidents I learned of occurred  where a cyclone struck the base of a mountain and went burrowing through it. A  few feet in the twister encountered a solid  granite formation. It was two weeks later when the tunnel was completed and  the terrific wind resumed its devastating  way on" the other; side. The tunnel was  promptly appropriated  by a railroad com-  pMy-'-. '  ..   . ."���������'... ���������'.'���������������������������.. r 0 A :.'������������������':..!. ���������:./: ���������"���������  "I had rather an unpleasant experience  in that section,'.?, said one of the tourists.  "I bought a little farm' there: just to': bo a  landholder. Everything in three counties  was plastered thick with mortgages. A  cyclone wound them all up intoone great  package and pasted them down-on my little place. Wo drilled and blasted to get  them off, but it;was no go. My farm ia  mortgaged $40,000,000 deep."  The solemn man of science never turned  a hair, but took notes.���������Detroit Free  Press. '������������������  W BARNES  t STRONGEST WHEEL  MADE.  Agents   Wanted.  Write for Catalogue and Terms Immediately to  Not' at'All.   . - -  Mrs. Dunleigh���������It is very Bingnlw  that your mother always bappens to  call on me when I am out.  Little Flossiie Dimpleton���������Qb, "w*  cany/see from our front window whenever yon go away.��������� Cleveland Leader.  I in k Injur,  Sole Selling Apiits  WOODSTOCK, ONT.  St/  SM  \  Calicoes aro colored by printing machines, as many priutings being required  as there are colors in the pattern.  Here and There.  Has a pigeon-toed man cross-eyed feet?  [     He that wins by wrong doing is still a  j loser.  j     Never   go   to   law   unless   you   are a  '. lawyer.  j     Sailing is a very pleasant pastime dur"  j ing the yacht weather.  For making a   noise   a   drum can't be  ; beaten.  Or,  rather, it can.  t     Love-making   may   be   suspended but  ��������� notAitopped during the hammock season.  If you would get a warm place in a  girl's heart feed her plenty of ice   cream.  "Woman's highest thought is about  equally divided between religion and  millinery.   ' '        *     .  Let us not be too.harsh in our judgment of men, for but very few of them  are as bad as they would like- to be.  Polish Peasant's Superstition.  A peculiar case came lately before   the  Court of Bromberg, in   the   province   of  Posen, which shows that the conservative  peasant is still minded   to   cure   witchcraft by the prescription of   olden times.  Julius Schulz anei   Frederich   Beyer,   of  Schwed-enhohe, were indicted-for having  caused serious bodily   and mental   harm  to   a portly fellow   parishioner, a certain  Frau Schroter, seamstress   .by trade, and  witch by reputation.      Schulz, it   seems,  invited the lady*"to   come   to   his   house,  and he and   Beyer   at   once   constituted  themselves'.into   criminal, judges   before  whom the "Witch-body was   arraigned   on  the charge of having bewitched their   respective wives.     Frau Schroter, who had  hitherto   rather posed   as a Medea   with  ���������magic charms, energetically,   denied   the  accusation,    and   made ,   -vigorous     but  wholly ineffectual efforts   to escape from  the   court and ��������� its "������������������ jurisdiction.     Beyer  then proposed to submit   her   to   ordeal  by jumping, and Frau Schroter  was, ae>  cording to classical precedent, required to  leap   over   a    besome which the accused  offered to hold   for   her three feet   from  the ground.  As the prosecutrix was sixty  rears old and over sixteen stone   she   declined this offer, and the   prisoners then  proceeded to drive out the evil   spirit by  treatment  with   a   garden    hose and   a  bucketful of water   drawn    from a   holy  well   Wet, disheveled and indignant, the  soidisant enchantress was at last released  by the neighbors, who were   brought   up  by the din of the Witches'   Sabbath held  within the  cottage.      She took her complaint to the police magistrate of   Bromberg, who decided that she did not   possess witch powers, that Mosdames Schulz  and Beyer were not under her  spell, and  that- their respective   husbands must endure imprisonment and lino.  Bickie's Anti-Consumptive Syrup stands  at the head of the list for all diseases of  the throat and lungs. It-acts like magic  in breaking up a cold. A cough is soon  subdued, tightness of the chest is relieved,  even the worst case of consumption is, relieved, while in recent cases it niay he  'said never to faiL(> It is a medicine pre-  pared from the active principles or virtues  of several medicinal herbs, and can be de-;  pended upon for all 'pulmonary"'.', complaints. .  Catarrh Cannot be Cured  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot  reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh'is a  blooel or constitutional disease, and in order to  cure it you must take internal remedies. Hull's  Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts  directlv on tbe blooel and mucous surfaces.  Hall's Catarrh cure is not a quack medicine. It  was prescribed by one of the best physicians in  tliis country for years, and is a regular prescription. It is composed of- tlie best tonics  known, combined with the best blood purifiers,  acting directly on thc mucous surfaces.. The  -perfect combination of the two ingredients is  what produces such wonderful results in curing  catarrlr.   Scrrel lor testimonials, free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.  Sold by druggists, price 75c.  'An A_c or Miracle*. I  The Hostess���������Society possesses a powe*  that is almost magical. -{  "  "It does, indeed.    How   easily, for inW  stance, it transforms an ass into a lion.'"'  ifc  Its Usefulness.  Landlady���������In what way, Mr. Jones,  do you think hypnotism could be used  in my line?  : Boarder���������Why a man might be led to  imagine that he hael no cause for complaint. '     ' '   *      ���������  Landlady���������Ah! And, while under the  spell, he might pay arrears of board?  Difl'eTcnco in Ajrcs.  ���������., "The way girls carry on, nowadays is  positively, awful. The very idea of getting  engaged to half a dozen men in a season! People didn't do that when I was  young "  "Don't you think times have improved  wonderfully since then, grandma?"  Doctors Recommend  SALADA  ji  Out of Sorts.���������Symptoms, Headache,  loss of appetite, furred tongue, and general indisposition. These symptoms, if  neglected, develop into acute disease. It  is a trite saying that an uounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and a  little attention at this poiut may save  months of sickness and large doctor bills.  For this complaint take from two to three,  of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills on going to  bed,"and.one or two for three nights iu  succession, and a cure will be effected.  Ceyws in Prance.  Competent authorities estimate that  France has about 7,000,000 cows, which  are almost exclusively pasture fed.  It is pretty difficult for stage people, to  burlesque the bathing resort girl.    There  n't much of an opportunity  for a take-  Une/jualied���������Mr. Thos. Brunt, Tyend-  dnaga, Ont., writes:���������"I have to thank  i you for recommending Dr. Thomas'  I Eclectric Oil for bleeding piles. I was  troubled with  them    for   nearly   fifteen  years,   and   tried   almost     everything   I  could hear or think of. Some of them  ' would-give me temporary relief, but none  I would effect a cure. I have now been  i free from  the distressing  complaint for  nearly eighteen months.    I hope you will  continue to recommend it."  An Historic^ Horse.  Among the ' historic horses whosa  names share the deathless fames of then-  owners and riders, is Copenhagen, the  gallant war steed of the Duke of Wellington. He survived ;his master, living in  great ease- and comfort. twen������ty-one years  after the battle of Waterloo, and dying  at the venerable age of 33. On th������  grounds of the fine estate presented tc  the "Iron Duke," -as a memorial of  Waterloo, there are two monuments, on������  an imposing marble column erected in  honor of the Duke; the' other, a simpl������  marble stone, shaded.by an ancient oak,  marks the spot where Copenhagen was  buried with military honors, and bears  this inscription:���������  "Here   lies    Copenhagen,  the   chargei  ridden by   the   Duke   of Wellington tha  entire   day   of   the   battle   of Waterloo.  Born, 1S03; died, 1S36.  " 'God's   humbler   instrument,    though  meaner clay,  Should share the glory of    that   glorioui  day.'" i  '   There never was, and never will   be,  a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills to which flesh.is heir���������the very nature  of manjr curatives  being such that   were  the germs of other and differently seated  diseases   rooted   in   the   system    of    the  patient���������what woulel .relieve   one  ill   in  turn   would   aggravate   the   other.     We  have, however,   in Quinine   Wine,   when  obtainable   in    a    sound    unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and grevious ills.  By its  gradual   anel . judicious   use,   the  frailest systems-are led into convalescence  aud strength, by the influence which Quinine exertes on Nature's own  restoratives.  It relieves the  drooping spirits   of   those  with whom a chronic state of morbid des-  ���������xmdency and lack of interest in life is  a  disease, anel, by tranquilizing the nerves,  disposes to sound  and 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 sill-stance��������� result, improved appetite.    Xorthisop & Lyman of  Toronto, have given to   the   public their  superior Quinine Wine at tUe usual rate,  and, gauged by the  opinion of  scientists,  this wine apprc-acl_s nearest perfection of  an;/ in the market.    All druggists sell it.  A deputation, accompanied by the  Duke of Abercorn, Lord IjieuUenant of  Donegal, waited upon Sir Wilfrid Laurier  to advance the claims of Londonderry as  a port of call for the new Atlantic service. Sir Wilfrid promised to carefully  consider the suggestion.  During a jubilee celebration at Wembley Park, a favorite London resort, a  tornado struck the place and tore down  several buildings. There was a panic  among the 900 children and others taking part in the festivities. Several were  injured in the rush for shelter.  The Kea.1 Civeise.  Beatty���������What are you looking so  troubled about, old man?  Clark���������My mother-in-law was on that  steamer that went elown yesterday near  Ireland.  Beatty���������But I read that there were  twenty women saved. Perhaps she was  one of them.  Clark���������That's the thought that struck  me just belore I met vou.  Dead Certainty.  .   Miss. Wouldwed���������Last  week   your  old  friend,-Mr. Cynic, told  me'-" that  he  had  registered  a vow never to'marry.    I wonder if he will keep it?  Mr. De Facto���������Beyond the shadow of m  doubt.  Miss Wouldwed���������Why are you so 6ure  of it?  Mr. De Facto���������Because . I attended his  funeral yesterday.���������2S*ew York Journal.  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You  can  1 always find a BARGAIN.  Write to'  Toronto Type Foundry,  44 Bay Street,  TORONTO, OjMT.  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  Splendid Equipment and Good Solid Work  ���������Have placed the���������  OR. TORONTO,  At the top. It has more teachers, more students, and assists many more young men and  women into good Dositions than any other Canadian Business.School. Getparticulars. Enter  anytime. Write-W*. H. SHAW, Principal.  Yonge and Gerrard Streets, Toronto.  -i-----������g9g9iggiggff9i*  TELEGRAPH  TELEPHONE  TIGER.  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  MANITOBA H__gfggSSS8,  Tlse Canadian Pacific Rail���������ay will-an  Thjreo Excursions to Manitoba on  jr-une 29, July G and 20.  From any part of OO (IA To any part of  Ontario      Z-0.1/1/   Manitoba.  Tickets Good for 60 Days.   See t_e Winnipeg: Exhibition, Jixly 19 to 24.  Por any information, maps, etc., write to  W. D- SCOTT,  Manitoba Government Emigration Agent.  30 York Street. Toronfo.  WW*  THUf Gr a young man or woman can do is to at-  rend The Northern Business College for a term._ T>6  you want to know what you can learn? Then write foi  Announcement to C. A. Fleming, Owen Sound, Oat.  tf  T. N. U.  122 SHORTHORNS.  Pr_e Winners  at the Royal Dublin Society's Show.   ,  I' Below are pictures of two Shorthorn  prize winners at the spring show of the  Eoyal Dublin society. It is to be observed that a great number of all the  premium animals at the British live  stock shows aro the property of people  Wit_ a handle  to their names.   The  we have a chance to prevent much loss.  ���������Glen JSToble in Breeder's Gazette.  When a cow produces twin calves of  different sex, the heifer is called a free  martin. The free martin is usually barren, and there has been much discussion as to whether she ever has a calf.  The truth is that she is occasionally  but not often as good a breeder as any.  cow. But if the free martin resembles  in general appearance a bull, if she bas  a short, thick neck -and heavy square  head, with short, straight horns, she  will be barren. In this case sell her to  the butcher, first fattening her well.  THE  BROOD  MARE.  Verrj  I  ~- -<<fy2^^2^^?^^ ~~~~  GIPSY KING.  beasts in the illustrations are no exception to this rule. Both are the property  cf Lord Rathdonnell of County Louth,  Ireland, and were bred and reared on  his estate.  The champion Gipsy King is an all  ( white Shorthorn, 2 years old. The London Live Stock Journal calls him a  "wonderfully sweet, gay, tidy bull."  We have not got so far in this country  i as So speak of a bull in precisely those  ��������� terms, but perhaps we shall progress to  the point cf doing so in time. The Live  ! Stock Journal finds further that Gipsy  j King is very compact in ��������� build, short  \ on his leg as well as in his horn's and  ���������I true in symmetry, with a faultless under  j line. The sole defect the critic discovers  j is that Gipsy King is "a trifle hard on  ���������the shoulder," but adds immediately  \ that he is very kindly to the touch  ' otherwise. This white Shorthorn was  ' first in a class of 60 entries.  \ Lord Rathdonnell was also' the for-  j innate qwner and breeder of the first  j prize heifer, Blissful Lady.  \ Blissful Lady is a 2-year-old Short-  jjhorn heifer, red and white as to color.  -The two animals here represented may  BLISSFUL LADY.  ���������' be considered  to stand for the best results in the breeding  of Shorthorns in  ! Ireland.  '  t    We are glad to recall  in  connection  I with   the   prize winning   animals  at  i American live stock shows that a ma-  ;[ jority of them are reared and owned by  l' farmer breeders, who make their living  at the business. This is better than having all the blue ribbons carried off by  animals belonging to fancy millionaire  farmers.  j      "Why One Man's Hogs Had Cholera.  A friend who had on  his farm about  40 pigs that in June were in prime con-  ! dition took them from a shady feed  lot  hand  turned them and the sows into his  , wheat stubble, where there was  little  shade  and  a weak spring.   He had a  thrashing machine, and when he started  'from home with it he thought the sows  ;and pigs would do well for some weeks  I in the  stubble field.   The weather be-  ! came hot and dry, the weak spring soon  ��������� j furnished  only enough water  to make  ���������places  for wallows, and  on  his return  i at the end  of  two weeks he found his  I herd  unthrifty and  lousy.    They were  'all  in   condition to invite disease, and  in  a  fewdays  he was losing  pigs by  cholera.    His  loss   was heavy, and   he  j said he  blamed himself.   He looked at  'the  outbreak as  a natural sequence of  ' the sudden   change from   slop and corn  : fed  in  shady,   clean  quarters   to   dry  grain   and weeds   uud   short  supply of  water found with much worry under  a  i scorching  sun.    His was the first   herd  ���������in  the   township  to  have cholera that  .season, but later it was found on neighboring farms.  This is only one example of thousands  where great loss follows neglect to observe the common laws of health. Be-  ; cause death and sickness do not quickly  follow violated law too many excuse  their negligence and refuse to believe  that pestilence follows defiance of sanitary laws.  This friend thought there was plenty  of  water, grass   and wheat in his field  to keep  the hogs two weeks, the  time  ; he  had engagements for.    Had he seen  his herd  and   the water  supply every  day he would  have  removed   the pigs  back - to   their lots and changed feed to  meet  their condition.    Hogs  kept long  on dry feed and   short supplj* of   water  goon become constipated and feverish���������  ; ihe  sure  forerunners of disease if  not-  jiorrected.   Prevention  is  the  greatest  ������ura.    It  is worth   all the hog   cholera  anedicine ever concocted.   If harvesting  ���������and thrashing do tax time and strength  ���������the utmost, we cannot afford to neglect  ���������the stock.   See them daily.   If we do, I  Right Kinel   of Care   arid   Feed Are  i Iinportaut,  If the mare is a good one, 15j_ to IC  hands, with fine head and neck, good  shoulders.and barrel, full quarters, fine  feet' and legs, then breed her by all  means to either a hackney or a French  coach stallion. The scarcity of good  horses will make the price high for animals of such a cross for the next 2C  years. If the mare is a poor one, don'l  breed her under any circumstances. Remember that the mare is at least one-  half of the foal. Knock her in the head  if you cannot sell, her, but do not breed  her.  The mare, in order to sustain the  drain upon .her system caused by the  foal during pregnancy and after delivery, must have a vigorous constitution.  She must be a good feeder and have an  udder that will give sufficient milk. II  is very easy, to tell the size of the uddei  by examination, but even then the size  is sometimes deceptive. The foal must  have plenty of milk or it will "go back"  in the critical time of its life. A large  mare, with back ribs large and deep,  should be chosen to breed, as such mares  are more than likely to impart their  size to their offspring. Another valuable consideration is that the foal in a  large mare has more room to grow.  If a mare is in constant use in harness, it is best to give her a few days at  pasture before breeding. If this cannot  be done, give mashes and let up in her  work. The fact that a mare comes in  season while in use is no reason why  she should not be turned out before  breeding. While"she might repeatedly  be in season and be ��������� served . each time,  she would in all probability fail "to  catch," especially if she has never had  a foal.  Raceemajes are generally let up entirely while in foal, though instances  are on record of mares going through  an entire campaign during pregnancy.  This method is to be condemned, and  it will be found more profitable in the  end to let up on the work. While I believe work of a light nature to be good  ���������yes, even beneficial���������for both mare  and foal, great care must be taken that  she be not strained in her work. Do  not give her fast work and let her take  her own time .in going up hilL With  care she can be used almost to the day  of foaling, and, while some breeders  may not agree with me, the beneficial  effects of gentle exercise upon the mare  must not be lost sight of.  If the mare is not intended for light  work, she should be turned out to good  pasture. The grasses should be nourishing, but  not  rich  enough  to disagree  with  her stomach   or   make her  unwieldy from  fat.    Stomachic derangements  are  a common cause of miscarriage. Mares that have been fed a great  deal of grain will be found to do better  if given  at least one  feed daily after  they are six months in foaL   This extra  graining is to be especially commended  if the pasture  is not good.   Excessive  fat should be ��������� avoided, as it interferes  with the due nutrition of the foal, and  also has a tendency to induce complications at foaling time.    High  feeding is  likely to cause fever at parturition.   If  the mare is regularly at work, see that  she gets some green food during pregnancy.   Excitement is a frequent cause  of miscarriage, and the smell of blood  is said to have a very decided tendency  that way.   It is a well known fact that  the slipping of one mare will affect others  in   the  same way. . If a mare has  slipped  during  a  previous pregnancy,,  care must  be  taken  to guard against  this, as she  is much more likely to do  so than  a  mare which has hitherto escaped   this    trouble.    Purging    drugs  should never be given except in extreme  cases and  then  under  the care of  an  experienced veterinarian. If the bowels  are not  in a healthy condition, it  can  usually be secured by the  use  of bran  mashes.   If  these fail, use  should   be  made of  the  mildest possible  aperient  likely to answer the purpose.  A warm drink or weak slop of warm  water with a little bran and salt will  serve to make the mare feel comfortable  after foaling and help the secretion of  milk. The foal should nurse 'as soon as  possible. He may need a little assistance at first. The first milk serves to  move the bowels, a most important consideration in saving the life of the foal.  ���������E. T. Riddick in Rural New Yorker,  ON  THE UPPER  NILE.  Regions   Recently Visited  by White  Men  For the First Time.  At a recent meeting of the Royal  Geographical society an interesting paper was read by Lieutenant Vandeleur,  embodying the result of explorations  duringtbe last two years in the region  of the upper Nile, in Uganda and Un-  yoro and adjacent regions not hithertc  visited by white men. Incidentally his  paper reveals the activity of the English in this part of their African sphere  and the need of tho railway from the  seacoast to Lake Victoria, for which an  appropriation was recently made. Leaving Mombassa, on the coast, on Sept. 7,  1894, Lieutenant Vandeleur did not  reach Lake Victoria till the end of November, the journey to Uganda thus  taking three months, or six months foi  the round trip. Toward the beginning  of 1895 he proceeded from Uganda with  an armed force to descend the Nile and  reached Dufile, being the first white  man to revisit that place after its  abandonment in November, 1888, on  the approach of the Mahdists. What  was done at Dufile is not stated, but it  may, be assumed that his visit had a  military object in view���������possibly its occupation by a British garrison���������and that  point on the Nile is probably now held  by forces sent from Uganda.  During 1.895 the whole of northern  Unyoro, toward the Nile, was surveyed,  including the- course of the Victoria  Nile from Lake Ibrahim to the Murchi-  son falls and part of the Lango oi  Wakedi country. Mount Furnbi, in Unyoro, was found to be 6,640 feet above  the sea and some,800 feet above the adjacent country, which is held by means  of Fort Masindi. The valleys are fer-,  tile, producing . great quantities of Indian corn, tobacco, bananas, castor oil,  etc.- . The Wakedis were found to be an  interesting people, living in conical  huts in independent communities. ��������� Pari  of the lieutenant's task-was to, lead an  expedition sent to attack Arab slave:.-:  in southern Unyoro, with the result oi  liberating many captives. The Msisi  river,was reached, and near that stream  was'found another British fort, 4,5SS  feet above sea level.  Tho climate in these uplands is described as "fairly good," being clriei  than that of Uganda. Iu July, the cc.ol-  est month, the minimum temperature  was 49 degrees, the usual night temperature being 60 degrees. The highest  registered temperature was 80 degrees.  Peace, enforced by the English, has led  to great improvement of the economic  condition of the people," who have set--  tlcerl down to agriculture and roadmak-  iug. The cessation of war has resulted  in a rapid increase of the population.  In Uganda industry is becoming more  common, and the people are beginning  to carry goods and "perform a certain  amount of work." Many have been  taught to read and write. A port has  been established on Lake Victoria and a*  silver currency introduced. As the people become more civilized and their  wants increase, there will be, it is believed, an increased demand for foreign  goods. '.;"'"'  Of special interest from the point ol  view of intending colonists is the Nan-  di country, also visited by Lieutenant  Vandeleur.,-This region lies at an average height of 6,000 feet above the sea  and has a climate well suited to Europeans.. The thermometer here rarely  rises above 80' degrees, and the nights  are cold. There is abundance of grass  for cattle, and for the most part the  soil is very fertile. Timber is to be had  in great plenty, a circumstance which  will have great importance for steamers on Lake Victoria and for the railway when completed to the coast. The  lecturer mentions the curious fact that  the language of Zanzibar is becoming  the medium of communication between  the various people in all this part of  Africa.���������Baltimore Sun.  live Stock Points.  Make your entries early at the. fairs.  This is very important.  Breeding for early maturity has  reached such perfection that now a marketable hog, sheep or steer can be produced in half the time it used to take,  and the animal weighs heavier and  makes better meat than the old time  one did. j  The Queen on English Chessboards.  Some old time chess players who  strolled into the judiciary committee  room during the recent cable match,  where the games were reproduced, were  puzzled to see that on every board the  king stood where the queen ought to  stand and vice versa. This was readily  explained, however, by the statement  that this had been done for many years  by British players in honor of Queen  Victoria, the piece bearing the crown  now representing the queen instead of  the king, as in the days when the royal  game had its origin. This has been done  in England, it is said, ever since the  time of Henry Stanton, a famous ghess  player, who first changed the pieces out  of compliment to the then young and  beautiful Queen Victoria. However,  while the pieces have thus been changed,  'he play has not. The crowned head  representing the queen does not stay at  home near her castles'for self protection, but skims with rapid movements  the whole field of we-r, just as kings  were wont to do, while the quondam  queen, now the king, trembles as of old  at the constantly threatening danger of  checkmate.���������Washington Post.  Fulfillment Deferred.  There is an old prophecy, much cherished among   the Greek people, that in  the days when the Greeks again have a  Constantine as their ruler and his wife  bears the name of Sophia the cross will  be re-erected on the Church of the Holy  Wisdom, St. Sophia, in Constantinople,  and that city will once more become  the capital of tho great Christian monarchy of the east. ' The Duke and Duchess of Sparta, as all Greeks remember,  bear the names indicated by the prophecy, and when the war ' broke out there  was a sanguine hope' that it might he '  fulfilled in their persons. At present the  outlook is not very hopeful.���������Westminster Gazette.  An Idarro Sapphire.  An Idaho miner brought a stone to  the miners' bureau which was pronounced a sapphire of the purest water  and the largest ever seen. The gem was  nearly a cube, being about 1%, inches  thick, 1% inches wide and 2 inches  long. It was much water worn, showing plainly the pebbly conformation  gradually assumed by gems found in  the beds of mountain torrents, tho edges  being very much rouneled. This is the  first sapphire of any size discovered in  Idaho. They are frequently ^and in  Montana, and some very fine stones  have dome from there. The owner of  this stone is operating placer mines in  Idaho, and the stone was found in the  tailings and preserved on account of its  bright blue color. News of the find  reached New York, and an agent of  Tiffany, after examining the stone., offered $3,500 for it. The owner decided  that if it was worth that in the rough  it was probably worth ��������� much more and  ���������is now on his way to London, where he  expects to realize its full value.  ' The stone is almost perfect, the only  blemish being a fracture on one side extending less than one-eighth of an inch  into the stone. Mr. Taylor, who has a  long experience in handling gems, says  that in his opinion it is the- largest  known sapphire in the world, the weight  being 20S carats. Sapphires are valuable according to their purity, perfectly  clear gems bringing high prices, the  price, like that of diamonds, being increased per carat in proportion to tbe  weight of the stone.���������Denver Republican.  House of Commons Oratory.  That   talking  in   the house of commons  has increased, is increasing   and  ought to   be diminished is  admitted by  all.  The difficulty lies in finding a remedy.    The greatest offenders are the occupants of'the two front benches. They  are   so   exhaustively  wise   that  their  speeches, however   they   may smack of  wisdom, do notsmackof brevity. There  seems  to  be   an   unwritten   law   that  when a minister has spoken for an hour  the speed*   of ��������� the ex-minister who answers him   must run to about the same  length.    Others, however, not  on these  benches are given to emulously imitating  those who are. I often see it-stated that  the  house of  commons is degenerating  into   a  mere debating society.    This is  just what  it   is  not, and the first step  for improvement would   be . that debating speeches should replace  set speeches.    Nowadays  they are  made urbi or-,  biqne.   If the city and the world do not  getthem in the full, owing to compression   in   ordinary  reporting,   they  are  served  up verbatim   to   constituents in  the local papers:   Rules for good speaking   it  is   easy to  indite,  and   then to  show what is  bad by making a speech.  With   this  proviso I  should say that a  hbuse: of  commons speech ought not-to  travel over the entire controversy unless  it be a preliminary setting forth of  the  arguments  for  or  against a  proposal,  but should rather   be a reply to any arguments  used   by the previous speaker  that have not before been put forward.  For  this  ten minutes should be amply  sufficient.���������London Truth.  Hailstorms Dissipated toy Explosives.  Recent experiments ip Styria on the  breaking up of hailstorms by the firing  of guns have met with remarkable success.    M. A. Stiger, burgomaster of the  city of Windisch-Feistritz and proprietor of extensive vineyards, having replanted a part of his land on the  Schmitzberg, took tbe following precautions to preserve the young plants  from hailstorms, to which this region is  exposed: Over an extent of about six  kilometers (3.7 miles), at elevated  points, he built cix iron structures, each  holding ten large mortars. At some  distance from each of ihe structures he  located a hut to be used as a powder  magazine.  M. Stiger then organized a body of  volunteers composed of the inhabitants  of the neighborhood, so that each post  could in case of necessity be manned by  six persons. In the course of last summer the residents of Windisch-Feistritz  were able to mako their first experiment. Masses of black and threatening  clouds approached from the neighboring mountains. At a given signal the  discharge of the 60 mortars began. After some minutes the clouds could be  seen to pause, break up and disperse  without letting down either hail or  rain on the protected region, The experiment was repeated in the course of  the same summer, taking place six  times and always with the same success. The efficacy of the discharge extended over about- ono square mile.���������  Literary Digest.  is the mother of 32 children���������namely,  20 sons and 6 daughters. These children were born as follows: rFour, three,  four, two, three, two, three, three, two,  three and three, or 11 births in all. The  mother has nursed the whole of her children, and they are .still alive. Mrs.1  Eehn was herself one of four children,  born together, and her mother had 38  children. Jt is a remarkable circumstance that this woman from her fifteenth year to the present time has suffered almost every wreek from an attack  of epilepsj-, but none of the children up '  to the .present time has been afflicted  with the disease. *���������  t  Far, Far Away.  ' 'Once upon a time, " says the Boston  Herald, "Senator Cameron called upon  President Lincoln ac the White House  in behalf of an applicant for a consulate  who was a particularly pestiferous person to him. 'Where do you want to  have him sent?' asked the president.  There was.a large globe in the room.  The Pennsylvania senator put one arm  around it as far as he could reach and  said, 'I do not know what my finger is  on, but send him there.' And he was  tent."  ONE   HONEST  MAN.  A Student of  Human  Nature Who   Made  Use of His Knowledge.  "If I tell the old man that I want to  go to a funeral, he will   think I am going  to   the   ball  game,   and   then,   of  course,    I   shall  have   to  stay  here,"  mused the bookkeeper.   "But that won't  do at all.    I must go.   I can't  think of  staying away from Uncle John's'funer- .  al. Poor old uncle! He was always kind ���������  to me.    I'll go if  I   lose my ^ob -for it.  But, ho; I'll not lose my job.    I'll outwit   that  crusty'old   Moneybags or my  name  is not Lewellyn Ledgers.",   And  walking briskly into the private  office  he addressed the head of the firm as follows:  "I should like to go to the ball game  this afternoon, Mr. Moneybags, if you  don't mind."  "What's that?" snapped his employer, glaring at him .over his gold rimmed spectacles.  "I should like to go to the ball game  this afternoon, sir. I haven't seen one  since last summer."  ''-The ball game?" Mr. Moneybags  fairly gasped with astonishment.  "Yes, sir.    You  see, I've got a little  money up on the game, and naturally I  am interested in the result!;"  r    "Well, you are a most original young ,  man," replied Mr. Moneybags; "and I  like    your ��������� straightforward    manner.  Now, if^you had attempted to palm off-  on me any of those time worn lies about  going to a funeral or anything of   that  sort, I would havo refused point blank.  As it is, I shall let you go.    You have  been working hard of late, and I think  a little recreation will do you good. "  As Mr. Ledgers put on his coat and  prepared to leave the office the typewriter girl heard him chuckle quietly  to himself and say:' ,  ' :  "Honesty is the best policy���������I don't  think."���������Isaac Anderson in New York  Journal.    '  Good Grounds For Suspicion.  " You say you do not consider his reputation for truth and veracity good?"  said the lawyer.  "I do not," replied the witness. .-  "Why not?" demanded the lawyer. .  '' Well,'' returned the witness thoughtfully, "I have heard him tell one or  two stories that sort of gave me that  idea."  "Were the stories ever proved untrue?",     "No-o-o; I can't say that they were."  "And you would brand this man as  one whose word is not to be relied on  merely because you heard him tell one  or two stories, that seemed to you improbable? Why, that's, .preposterous I  Lots of things may be true that seem  absurd to you. Can you recall any of  those stories?"  "Well,   I   remember   once   he   told  about building a dock with no tools but  a hatchet faced man and a sawfish, and i  somehow that didn't seem to me exact-  iy"-  But the lawyer was satisfied to excuse -  the  witness  without   going   into  any  further details. ���������Chicago Times-Herald.  A Vienna  Mother.  A medical weekly paper published in  the city of Vienna says that Mrs. Mar-  ianna Hehn, the wife of a spinner of  that city, though only 40 years of   age,  The Negro Poet Abroad.  Paul  Laurence  Dunbar-,   the   young  negro poet, has not been financially successful as a reader in   England, but   he  is  having an agreeable   time   socially.  ','The American colored man here," he  say*-, "is a good deal like a boy just out  of  school.    He  feels   his  freedom and .  shows it ingenuously.  When one ha3 not  been allowed to stick his nose inside the :  portal   of  the Hotel   Waldorf, in New  York, and is refused   entertainment   at  the bests hostelries of his nation's capital, to be welcomed at the Hotel Cecil  in London is, perhaps, a little upsetting. ;  After   finding    oneself   excluded   from !  the    best   restaurants in   America   or '  frowned upon in them, to be seated and  smiled at by the obsequious manager of :  Frascati's is something of a change. "  Even the Mummies Turn. '  The mummy of T-lameses III stirred un- ,  easily.    "This   l-eing  buried in the  great  pyramid isn't what it's cracked up to be 1" ^  it murmured.    "Egypt is getting entirely t  too progressive!"  The mummy of the sacred cat yawned. ,  "Well," she said tartly, "what do yorz :  want for 25 cents'?"  "I  wish,"   continued  the  mummy  of ,  Rameses III sadly���������"I wish we had   been  buried  in  the United   States  senate]"���������-  __. :Ml f  ii hi  ssued   Every  Tuesday  At Union-'B.'C:  M. Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN"    A_ VANCE.  One Year   .  Six Months  Single Copy  ������200  1 25  ,,0.05  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One iauh per year........  ..   month  .   eighth col   per year .  fonrL'h   ..  week, .. lino       ....  Local notices,per line .  . $ 12.00  .. 150  .. 25 00  .. 50.00  10  . 20  Notices of .Births,-','Marriages'���������'and  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.  '-.'...  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons failing;t.o get THE News regularly should notify the Office.  Persons having any business with TT-IE  News will please call at the office or  write.  MONDAY,    NOV. 22d,    1897.  ORGANS   FOR SCHOOLS  An   enterprising   manufacturer   in   the  East, of'fine toned organs  has  offered 10  furnish ihe public schools of the .'Domin  ion, a special make of first  class   organs  .value about $75,00 for actual cost; namely, $45,00, provided he receives- 100 orders. It can hardly be doubted that many more orders than   the   required   num-  ��������� ber will be given. It would be a tj'ond  thing if all our schools ���������we' are speaking of the district���������should avail themselves of this offer. We do not believe  there is a : school in Comox or  Nelson districts where the money cannot  be raised by an entertainment given for  the purpose, provided the teachers and  trustee^ will co-operate.  HOSPITAL. CONCSRT  The Hospital Concert Will be given on  the evening of- 29th inst. It is for ihe  purpose of enabling the Trustee; to heat  the Hospital building with a furnace, anel-!  render the wards more comfortable and  healthy. In other pi.ices where hospitals  are located, it is customary for the public:  to aid such institutions not only by contributions, but bv public balls and entertainments. We are quite sure the people  of this district are as public spirited as  can.be tound elsewhere, and that this wili  be plainly manifest eon the occasion of the  concert. The money is urgently needed,  and the entertainment will doubtless be  well worth the small charge of admission.  .:C,T. U,  WOMAN'S    ENFRANCHISEMENT  (By Mas. SPAIN'.)  (Continued from last week.)  One of Moore's ballads is founded upon  the following anecdote: The people of  Ireland were inspired with such a spirit  of honor, virtue and religion bv the great  example of Brian and his excellent, administration that a young lady of great beauty  adorned with jewels undertook a journey  alone from one end of the kingdom to the  other, and no attempt was made upon her  honor, nor was she   robbed of her jewels.  "Lady dost thon not tear to stray ;  So lone and lovely thro' this bleak way ?  Are Erin's sons so good or cold  Ai not; to b3 tempted by woman or'gold ?  " Sir Kuieht, I feel not the least alarm,  No son of Erin will offer rnc harm;  For tho' they love women and golden store  yir Knight, they love honor efc virtue mori-  Something    like    this     existed    in a  part of Canada  where I lived some years  previous to arriving  in  British Columbia.  There was no public  house   within many  miles, and tho' my   daughter used to ride  or dnveto the post-office and back, ten or  twelve miles, I felt not   the least   anxiety;  no one   would   interfere   with   her; there  was no   danger; no   drunken   man   to be  mst with, tearing   along  the   road to her  peril; our   houses   open   night  and   day.  Could such things be were a -aloon near?  No S    But it   is  to   attain   such   ends we  want  women to   have a   vote.    Women  would vote for  temperance, for Sabb-ith  observance, for social   purity,   and   soon  all of which hav-j amongst the lower stra  ta of men. a vast number either wholly a  gainst or generally antagonistic to further  resi iction-j.  ''./'IN NEED   OF BREAD.  An Arkansas editor, reading that a'young  ���������ady in Ne.v York kneads brand with her  gloves on, says: "We need bread with our  boots on; we need bread with our pants.on,  anel if our subscribers in arrears don't pay"  up soon, we shall need bread without anything on. ..', ���������������������������; ',  .     .     ,        ��������� Selected  NOT I GE.  NOTICE is hereby given that application  . will be'marieto the L-gislative Assembly  of the Province of Bntiah'.Columbia at its  next session by The Trusts avd Guarantee  Company, (Limited), a u'-irpr>'rntio_ incorporated iu OeitiiHi under "Tbo' Trusts Corn-  p my Ac-t 1S'J5" ami under "The Ou-arte*  Joint Stock Companies' Letters P-������,teut Act"  on the 24th day of February 1S97 for an net  uernfirining and co-jferrriuji, upon-rc-the.-powers of the Haid corrij a.iv as. ���������.hf.'.saaie aupy r  irr   the Letters   Patenc..   deposited    in   Ou  tario  with  the   - Provincial        Regis  trar and upon the approval of the Lienieu-  ant-(2overi-or-iri-Council, and with its con  sent that th������.-. s-iid company may be-appohrt-'  ��������� el by any judgeof the 'Supreme or County  courts of the -Province of British Colli.nbia  to execute the eiffice of exiouw-r, aduiiiiis-  trator, trustee, receiver, assignee, yuanl.iaie  of minor, or committee of a hiuaeic .withoni  giving security; aud tor all further and neo-  es-iary powers aa may he incitlerrtdl or conducive to the attainment ot the above ob  jects or any erf them,  Uace-.d October G',h 1S97-  UERBEl'T E   A. ROBERTSON.,  8 B=estiou Seiuare.. Victoria B.C.  Sollisitor for The   Trusts  and   Guarantee  Compauv, Li oited"  2-5-7  "VJOTICE is hereby given that the-*  -'-^ portion of the Comox road, from ihe  north end of 3rd St., Cumberland, to the  new road at Chinese cemetery is abandoned. Persons ..traveling; on same after  this notice, must eio so at their own risk,  and responsibility. .-  By Order   ���������  Union, B.C. W. 13; ANDERSON,  Oct.29, 1S97.      Asst. Coi-rir.:.of.L.&W  Visiting   cards   printed   at  the   Nl-'Avg1  '- ��������� H. '-''.-..' .rj  Office in.ne et script :-'-."-���������, ,.'  r_������_r,_s\_M>-  -.i-T-H'-E.,.  DAW N  OF  _gpr There is Nothing  LIKE  K it is WbII Put Together  So here it is ; :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $15 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  ���������"���������������������������  Whips at 10,  25,   50  and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up tt) $2.'J  ���������Thave the largest Stock  ot -WHIPS   in  town and also the -    '  Best AxelyGrease: a o BO-SS  ......Fop Twenty-^-Five Cents--.--.  Trunks at Prires to Suit  ��������� .    . ' .   " '���������,.       ������ -  r*the' Times.  PltOMrTLiT   AJJD  ���������NEATLY DOJS1E  Repairing j  Wesley W i 11_\r"d  PBOFESSIOnsriLL.  -HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  PlIYSTOtAX,      SUKGJiON     AND      ACCOuCIir.UK.  Oltieo.-; :   U'IMjAUD BLOCK, CuilieKULAND  COUHTKNAV   lloUSK,   CoUKTENAV.  Hours e>f Consultation:   < ujibkri.a.ni), 10 to  12 A     SI.   TuiWDAYS   ANir   KUIUAYS.  Courtis say. 7 10 S3  A.  M.  AND P.  M.  ���������*������������������i������iwjx*������������.N,r^ri'WMx.,j^nJM������*i<*v:~'an������cvR_^',������j;7  |W,S.  DALBY, D.D.S.&L.D.S^  I'Z&AGia  Dentistry in all its Branches  I  1   ���������    ' 0_  Plate work, rilliug ami extracting      $*-  Office opposite Waverly Hotel,  U'nio'u fe  Hours:���������9 a- in. to o p.m. and from-   .��������� .  Op. m   f,o S -j.m. Cv  >������35?s; 'yy^������/^yy^^y^{^'srAy  *i -.: B AH KER8l[ POTTS,, ���������,;  ;barrister3,     :.';������������������''>;  SOLICITORS,.NOTARIES,' _e.:  Onlco Ilooin 2. Slel'Iiee & .Moon;, b'-fl'g nnd at  :,   NANAIMO.  15.   C._.':i  A '1  !'. O.    *-*'-*.' W'-'T'     IS.    -  r  A  ij.impson  PP O^'PTT-T? T-  V  Goo-1 tinres aro (jnnrir.g. "Wirh fci-o-n w'0)  come ���������.���������re-'.'j-jopori ir-.ifcis'..-*. Wn > wi'i iriu'f  the most of suei'i oj)[j.ji-:.-auit;ie������������������''. VVi'l t!>*-_-.-  be ������������������'. e-ik, pun-., I'.y.jii'ii ,rnt u.e 1? Or v. j I  ihey besM'ong, n tr-iy. nior^yUi-., aiiiiiitiou-  le-rvei headeel .-..!!-<��������� ��������� ti-iviic iiien ? ;rhet'e >-  hut one answer. Hiuith is tire touudanoe..  of all  Q* I  o4_-  _bo  U\   Lir c.  The greatest triumph in the"/financial, as  well as 111 tlie social wi.irkl, are made i->y men  who'-e physical, mental and six-ial manhood  'a complete. Are yon such a man ? If you  ire then you a*-e prepared for the  GREAT   BATTLES  of life. But if you are not snch a man; if  you feel that yemr precious manhood is slow  ly, steadily, silensly slipping away from  you; or if you have Varicocele, fiydrocele,  G-one-rrhoea, Gleet, Stricture or ��������� Syphilitic  Taints in your system; or if you are tonne- 1-  f-d with Rh'Hunati-mi, Rupture, Catarrh,  Piles or any Blood or Skiu- Disea-e; or if a  Chronic  Disorder  is  seated   iu your heart,  35*rp'lszer ,l;< Solirirop, r*o'3 2 & 4-  Comniercia5. i-traoc.  vlO,  c.  L.   P.   1:: UKo 1 uln.  r'iAKRlKTKH, .SOI.ICnOirN'O'l'AKV I'UII.IC  0 in<.e:��������� 1-irst     Siieei,      I/'niOii,   lv.  O  .���������������������������-j- _t. _.;a *z^^u������*~~m  YARV/OOD ���������&.    YOUNG  BARKl-TKiiS and SOLU.'lTOi^-  Crirner of }}-.rjtnjn aud Cotnmcroial  Streets, Nii-aimo, l>. C.  Buancii. Oi'i-'ICE, Third Street und Dunsmuir  ��������� Avenu-", B. C.  Will be in U,iio:-i trie 'Jrd   Wednesday  of  each month dint remain'ten days.  -f������1R    SH1JE  FOR SALE a good   second   hand  hicycle  cheap.    E..e|iiir-j ������t News Office.  FOR SALE.-'-My house, and two  lots  in  the viibge of Courtenay.  K. Grant, Union.  *pOR SALE,  RANCH-One   mile and   a  ���������*-   haii"  from   Union,   contains   100    acres  and will be disposed erf ac a low figure.    En-  quire of Jamk.s Auhaais.  For Sai.ic.���������The dwelling house and  lot on M.M'vport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is 1A storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is lull size. Will'besold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  W'ANT ED���������  at "News  RANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  Ot'FICK.  ikd~���������r.- K&rzj.rrwMO  SUBSCRIBE FOB. "THE NEWS."  $2 OO PER   -NNTJlSd.  L-inga, Liver, Somnch, Kidneys, B'adeler  or Urinary Organs���������if tha-. is jour unfortunate conditiem, you wi 1 hone in vain for  your share of the splendiri prosp'-ritv that  will be enj >yed by others, unless you first do  something to recover your failing health.  No one is better  PREPARED  TO   ASSIST YOU  than the well-known specialist, Dr. E. M.  Riitcliff", whtise wonderful cures have erea1-  ed confielerrce anel delight in the hearts of  thousands whe> had for years struggled in  vain against the ravages of disease.  MAIL TREATMENT  always satisfactory.    Therefore write if you  cannot, call.     Free Book    on    N-rvous    and  Sexual Diseases to all rri'-n   deserihiog   thei;  rroub'es.     Ornc-'i   hours   0 a. in. to S p.  11,.  Snnilays, 10 to 12 a. in.     Address,  FOR RE NT-The boarding house late,  ly occupied by Mr. A. Lindsay. App y  to H.*P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  [f oar readers have aay local ne...--s of iu  'erest. we will be plensed to insert same in  the local column, if broucnt to the ofne-p.  r w ii t$ i_ 1 -~m _-������v. T.'Bise/i'.i ururgvutarar'aia Jtrwy���������  1 s"\ I   \J L. S S    ������1    ���������-  713 First Avenue, Seattle, Waah.  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . . .  --^^s___*__ L! V E R Y.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  EeasonaWeyPrices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  UNION, B. C.  Esnuima.lt and  Nanaimo  Ry.  Commencing Nov. '1st. 1897,  the Steamer "City of Nanaimo," WD. OWEN, MASTER,  will sail as follows, cailing at  Way Ports as Freight and  Passengers may offer:  LEAVE VICTORIA Monday 7 a. m.  "      NANAIMO for COMOX Tucs-  ',���������.;:. day 7 n. m. .  ' ���������      COMOX f������>r NANAIMO Thurs-  dnp 8 a.m.  ' ���������      NAN1AMO for VICTORIA Friday 7 a. m.   ,".  x +      ���������'���������'���������" X  FOE.'��������� Freight   or   Staterooms ap  ply on board,    or at the    Compariy's  Ticket Office,  Victoria Station, Store  .Street.  Society      Cards  ,1.    O.    G.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.    11.   meets   e "ery  rriday.nijjht at S o'clock. -Visiting brcth  rcn cordially invited to attend.  F. A.-Anle'y, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A.  F. &. A. M��������� B. C. R.  v  Union1, li. C.  Lodge  meets    first    Friday    in   each  month.    Visiting brethren   are  cordially'  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Looge N014A.F .& A.M.,L.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge.meets on every Saturday on or  before the. full of the moon  Visi;ing Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend.  .' ���������   .-  R. S. McConnell,  *,;."   .;-..'��������� Secretary.  Cumberland   Encampment.  '��������� ��������� No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  ������������������'���������Meets every altern-ite Wednesdays ol  each indhth at S -f o'riork p.,m. .Visitnig  brethren cordially invited to an cm I.  JOltN Co.M-ui:, Sevribc.  E sq !J i ni a Ii &. N r������ na.mc  H ail way Go m pan v.  ' is or ice.  TO .PROSIT.CTOi-tS.   ;-M.-.ne>-s.   ami  i i-.iliiers ol   Minernl Cl.iiin.-- un   ui-0''e-u*.-i-  cd land within the .Estjimnaii ex Nanniv.  Railwav Cnnipanv's   Lan-!   Gram--FOI'  OXIC YEAR ONLY fn-.ni (he- the dan- 1.1  ilii.-.   not ce,   the   Railway   C'jiniwny wi.  ^eil their rights to all .Minerals, (exci-ptin;^  Cerai .nid Irejn) and the   Surfacv. n-^his oi  Mineral Claims, at the ' price or" $5 em pi*.  aere.    Such   sales    will pe  subje-ct   to ali  other  reservations   contained in   conveyances    from the    Company    prior u>  thi-  date.    One-half of the   purchase  money  -o be   paid ten   davs after   recording tlie-  Claim with the government,   and a duplicate of the record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.    The  balance of  the   purchase    m--->ney   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   acquirinj;  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."j    Land Commissioner  June 1,  1897. J 2390  I  esAt an  Watc^niaker  ^ Stationer  ������������������  Dealer in. ���������������������������_������?_  Watches, clocks, jewelry,    books,     magazines,  stationery    and   fishinp-  tackle.       Special attention  given   to all   kinds  of watch, clock and jew-  elrv     repairing.        Wt  guarantee each job turn  ed out by us to give satisfaction.        Give   us   a  trial and  be convinced.  Just   arrived���������the   new  Presbyterian   Hymnal.  McJ_ean  ���������JSTDealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  ������������\A.g*ent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges^   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  DOM  -  TAKE YOUE  LOOAL.PAKE?  It publishes all that is worthy 0/ notice  o'fTHE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS?  It Supports  GOOD   ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTER  PRISES,   THE   CHURCHES,   FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encour.'iycii.cut.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Crif>in.al Stories,  ���������Blight Original Poems,  Bright Origin.nl -"Chatter.'  And is the   ONLY   WKEKLY   COUN  TRY    PAJ'liR     if,    the     PROVINCE  ulvch   has   a    '1 EL Et j RATH iC    SER  VICE.  It 1^ the r.xpi-iHii! oi 1 he- I'istii'*!, a: d  bv it the- (!i-nict v. il! bv lud'.,-ii by ihe  eiUlriiele pubhe.  it a- as: Ci lEAP :>s a got-d paper can  ! e: pr'i.eiiu e d in a cininlrx divine.1.  dive-* it vour giini n-us >ur.pi-vt and there  e\ili la- ine'. ifHM'i.! in 1.01 v. ne 1. is. "  ������*W,'W.l.'ii:.ll'.-l.'������.1i.Vi,,-.l  u  -jy>  _\_.c  'LIE 013  General ireaiT'ir-^ i-ow<itr  Oil. Etc.. Hauled \A oc d  in Block:' Furni.ched  SCAVENGER   WOKK  I CNE  -'        TRACE  MARKS,  DESICKS,  COPY~!CHTS  &o.  Anyone aendlnf? a sketch and elescrlptlon nray  quickly ascertain, froe, whether un Invention ia  probnbly patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest aperrcy fornecuring patent*  In America.    We have  n "WnshrnRton office.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. recolT*  special notice iu tiro  SCfENTiFIG  AMERICAN,  beantifulty Illustrated, lnrsrcst circulation of  any scientiHe journeii, weekly, terms$0.00 a year;  $1.50 six months. Specimen copies and HAND  Boon on Patexts sent free.   Adelress  MUHfl   &   CO.,  361 Broadwriv, Now York.  CHOICE     LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave  consisting of lots 4 and 5 ir  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  44������������������_*���������������*-**  r-i������������������������a-jwmwij-injup���������iintimjf  T  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  Why send away for yemr printh>g  wheHii vein can i;ef, it clone: eifjriiilly as well ;*t  the News? Our pneea are reaseriialile, at;d  we are now prepared to turn out everything  in the liae of Jou Piuntino.  id  %  4  il  Ul [ L. S. ]      E. DEWNEY  SCH1KIHH)H  Province of British Columbia  VfCtOrfa- bv the Grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain  and Ireland, Queen, Defender of  the Faith, &c, &c, &c.  To all to whom the these presents shall  come.���������Greeing.  A. G. Smith ) Whereas  by  Deputy Attorney. General > section 2 of  the " Municipalities Incorporation Act  1896', it is provided that it shall be law  fill for the Lieutenant- Governor in Council, by Le.ters- Patent under the Public  Seal, to incorporate and erect into a City  Municipality any locality in the Province  u.id-r coneliuons therein specified.  Anel whereas a petition' has been addressed to the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council by the registered owners of more  ihan one half in value of llu land within  "the- limits of that locality in Nelson District hereinafter described, praying that  the said locality may be incorporated into  a Municipality.  And -whereas the conditions laid down  in the said section have been duly complied with:  And whereas the Honourable EDGAR  DewdNEY, Lieutenant-Govenor of Our  Province, by and .with the advice of the  Executive Council, under and by virtue  of the powers and authorities conferred  upon him by the said Act, and of all  other powers and authorities him in that  behalf enabling, hath ordered that all  that piece of land situate' lying and being  in Ntt'son District, in the Provicne of British Columbia, and being composed of  that portion   of Lot 21, in said    district,  which   may  be   described   as  follows:  Commencing at the pcint where the west  erly line of First street (as shown on the  plans of the subdivisions of  said   Lot  21  on fiie in the Land   Registry   Office, Victoria, and numbered 522, 522A and 522B)  intersects the  westerly  bcundery of said  Lot 2i; thence southerly ahmg said westerly line nf First street to its intersection  with the southerly line of Denvent aven- <*  ue; thence easterly along   the said southerly line of Derweni avenue to "its. intcrsec  tion with the westerly line ol Second street  ���������thence seu'.iherly along said westerly line  of Second street tt) its   intersect ion    with  the southerlv linn of Allen avenue; thtrnce  easterly along t:ie saiel   southerly line erf  A(.!e.-n avenue to its   intersection   with the  t*'istcrh hne of Fifth street; thence northerly along the  said easterly   line of Fifth  S'reet to ih-   northerly boundary   cfsaid  I.ert'21; thence westeriv along said northerly biuinelary of'said Lot 21 to the norih  west   corner    thereof;   thence    southerly  aloi-g the Westerly  boundary of said Lot  21 to the   point cf commencement    con-  and any vote3  given at the  election for any  other   candidates  than  those so  nominated  j  shall be null and void.  If, at the expiration   of the time appoint-'  ed  for  the  election  as  aforesaid, no more  candidates stand nominated than   there  are  vacancies   to be  filled    up,   the Returning  Officer shall forthwith declare  h - candidates  who may stand  nominated   to   be  erected,  and return their  names to the Registrar   o,  the Supreme Court.  - No   speeches  or  interuption to   the proceedings  of  nominating candidates  at  the  hustings  shall be permitted by the Retnrn-  iug Officer between the reaeling of the notice  of election and the closing of the proceedings  em nomination day by the- Rcnrninur Offic-r.  If, at the   expiration  of   such  time, more  candidates  stand nominated   than  there are  vacaucies   to   be. filled   up,   the   Returning  Officer shall   declare the names of the candidates,   anel puhliclv   proclaim   the day   previously stated in  his proclamatie*n,   and the  place or places at which   the poll shall he eo  opsned in the Municipality, or in each polling pi ice in  the  Mnnicipali y "as the ca������e  may be", fur the purpose of taking the votes  of the  electors  according  to law; and shall  then adjourn the election,   and shall take a  poll by  ballot, and shall  cause to be posted  up notices of his having  granted such   poll,  indicating  the names-, residences, ai>d occupations   of the  candidates so nominated,   in  the order in  which they shall be printed on  the  ballot  papers,' which  notices  sb-*ll, as  soon   as possible  after  the  nomination,   he  placarded in all the places where the" pre;cla-  wiation for the electiou was posted up.  Continued on first page.  I am'prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs,  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpaunek,  Union, B.C.  x    also    x  Horseshoing  and  GENERAL  'tilaclcsmit ing  CiLffitelaiiii Hotel  Union, Ii. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  ':\nd the best kept house.  . M O N E Y   to loan upon improved  real estde. L. P. ECKSTEIN.  tanim-.' sixty -ix acres, more ur less; and  the inhabitant-, thereof, shall,-from anel  tinrnhc 1st dav of January A.D. 189S, be in  cor--or -icd a-, a Mum. ipality, under the  said Act, rind hath made further provisions t.������ the tenor and effect hereinafter  apj earing:  NOW KNOW YE, that by these pres  lints We do hereby order and proclaim  that 1 lie locality hereinbefore described  anel the inhabitants, thereof,   shall   from  and after the said date be incorporoted  as a City Municipalif, and subject to the  provisions of the Municipliiies Incorpora  ration Act, 1896, the Municipal Elections  Act, 1896, and the Municipal Clauses Ac,  1896, and all amendsments to said Acts  or any one or more' of them, and under  and subject to the provisions hereinafter  contained or refeered to.  The said Municipality shall be called  and known by the name and style of  "The Cdrpoiation of the Cityof Cumberland."  The said Municipality    shall comprise  allthat piece or parcel of land  hereinbe-  lore described.  The Council  shall consist of a Mayor  and five Aldermen, and  the  whole number present at each meeting thereof shall  not be less than four.  The nomination shall take place, and  the poll (if any) shall be held at the  Court House, in said municipality.  The nomination for the first election of  a Mayor and Aldermen shall be on the  1st day of January, A. D. 1898, ac 120,  clock noon, and the polling (il any) shall  be on the 8th day of January, A. D. 1S98,  and shall continue for one day only, and  the poll shall be kept open between the  hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M., and Louis P.  Eckstein, of Cumberland, Esquire, shall  be the Returning Officer thereat.  The qualification of the members of the  first Council ahati be identical with the ciual-  ifications containeil in section 14 of the Municipal Clauses Act 1896 save that the last  revised Provincial Assessment Roll shall be  referred to.  At least ten days' notice of the time and  place of nomination and of holding of the  poll, if any, shall be given by the aaid Returning Oflicer: such notice to be posted  during that period on the outer door of said  Court House, and of the post-office and  school-house within the Municipality.  The Returning Officer shall, on the day  of nomination, at 2 o'clock P.M., announce  the names of the persons puc 1.1' uomiaatiou  in that behalf as candidates for the otlicurs  of Mayor and Aldermen, as prescribed by  the "Municipa1 Elections Act, 1SSG ''  At the close of the time for nominating  the candidates the Returning Ollicer shal  deliver to every canelidttft, or gent <>r u  candidate, applying fe>r tin; sum--, a duly  cwtified list of the name-, of the sevorai  candidates who shall have been nominated]  COURTENAY. B.C.  COURTENAY is a pleasant- village situated  ou both Jsieles of thc Counenav River, arid 00  thc road uj tho'Settlement, three miles from  Comox Hay.   The'road to   Unio    ; leads  through it.    It   has-a central   position.   Here-  hto two hoi els. ono first class store, a saw mill,  , soda-water works, post office, shops, etc.    It is  a,favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  C^O TT'IL T E N A Y  Directory.  COURTEJSTAY   HOU3"E,    A.   H.   Hc-  Ca-lum, Proprietor.  EIVESSIDS   KOT_*L,   3.  J... Gran  Proprietor  GSOEjG'3    B.    LEiGHTON,     Blacksmith, and Carriage BEakor.  c o m;o x.  COiMOX is 11 villiiKebeautifiilJy'.lwcatcd'onjthe  bay of'tho same name, in Comox Di&trit't. A  Practice LUngo. Mo.-s House arid Wharf, have  lately been established on the Sand Spit, which  forms thc harbor, by the naval authorities, and  here some one of Her Majesty's Ships is to be  found two-thirds of the time. Her,e is a post  flrce, hotels, two stores, bakery, etc. TMe  scenery grand, aruFgood hunting near. Trie  City of NTanair-iO from Victoria calls hero ou  Wednesdays, and departs  Friday, mornings.  H.  COMOX DTSBOTOBY.  C. *L"0"CAS, Proprietor, COM07������������������  BAKERY, Comox, B. G.  UNION.  THIS TOWN, the eastern part of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hiils, of the Buford Mountians,  about 500 feet above the waters of ihe  Georgian Straits, and 60 miles north of  Nanaimo. It is connected with Ba.r.e  Sound,, by a line of railway 13 miles 111  length. Its principal' industry is coal  mining. It turns out from 760 tons to  1,000 tons ofcOal per day of the best  steam coal. This is transferee! over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tugs with  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a good  article of cerke which bids fair to grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being constructe 1 .it  the Wharf in connection with the coal  industry.  Union is the. market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It bas one larg.-  Departmental Store besides two general  stores, lo-.ir large hotels, tsvo saw mill^-,  two merchant tailoring est'ibli-dim. - s,  various shops, such as dry goods, ti> and  hardware, metai, harness and saddlery,  livery jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  barbershops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reache.l by  teamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  Spacious Billiard Room  1  and  new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors.  .Burner Shop    : :  -   AND  ;   :    Bathing  Establishrnen t  O. H. Fechner,  ���������F,'HO_3-^I-Ll_'0_?.  JAMES    ABRAMS  Notary Public. c.e  Agent for the Alliance Fire  insurance Company of Lovi  don aaci the Phoenix of  Hartford.   Atfentfor the Provincial  '���������S'.'ildi'.igand Loan Association of Toronto   Union, B.C.  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR  *���������  +   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULAT1  i  0N.<  l Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated  > Indispensable to Minij_sJMe__  > THREE DOLLARS PER YEAR. POSTPAID. <  11 6AMPLE COPIES FREE.  ?       MINING AND SCiESTIFIC PRESS,  <J������20 Market St.,- San Francisco,  Do you know that we can print you. just  aa neat a business card n-s you can get in  auy other printing office in tho Province,  aud just as cheap, too 1 Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also? In fact we can  do anything in the line or job printing  Give \x: a trial -  Nanaimo  Cigar i-acTory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the finest   cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior  foreign   cigar:-.  when you can obtain a SUPEKIOR   akti  CLE toi the s-ime. money   ,  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying e*r  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanai  mo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information ieadinu to  conviction.  . T  \  or  information   ieadinj  E. Norris, Sec'y  J. A. Ca-thew  ARCHITECT and  --.���������t.<rxor*T,  BTJILDEP.  "NOTIOE.���������All subgcrirjMon--. in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appiianct-s, should be  paid to Mr. Frank Dalby.  fl  i  Teaming &  Livery....  Works.  DAVID JONES,  Proprietor,    "MANUFACTURER  OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider. Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   o'f  _i_erent   Branus   of   _ager   Beer,   bteam Beer   and.  Porter,  Ag-ent for thu Union Brewery Company. 0  i-__2(_r _3_*:_j_*i sol_ :rro;E*i o_*_s*i~: C"!*"  CURTENAY, B. C.  rz-  OI3I_������!_^__P! CHEAP!! CHEAP!!  *SST  STEEL  W1R������  MM WSBE FEMGIMS  T HE S E  EJESISrOIlN] Q-S.  M  AS WELL AS  c Mullen's   choice  .u* jr?_tulact_ed and Sold \>y . , ���������    \ "i * ' XT ��������� r  TH2 ONTARIO. Y/IR2 FENCING CO.. LTD.      Si ("'(J     \ V 1FL     JNettlllO*    TOT  Picton. Ontario. ������>  Trellis,    ToL-ltry Yaids,   Lawn  Fencng,   etc.,  are   sold   much   Lower   this  year,   than ever  before.  They are the best. '  Ask   your  Hardware  Merchant for them. , ,  GO TO  FOR  AT  ���������^gf)\5-=i__j"*^*^������^.  amy*  09  'M  LY  L-jTasiesoooei. 1-seiuiiiTie.pa I presnrne V7Q havQ used over  ^^t^J^^^yii*i^^^ one hundred bottles of Piso's  mW}$y^^**^^* Cure   for   Consumption   in   my  others  family,   and    I    am    couth snail y  to get it.    Undoubtedly it is  the  advising  I ever useel.���������TV. O. Miltbnbergbr, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 20, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com- JJ~  plaints.���������E. Shore", Postmaster,  'Shorey, Kansas. T>ac. 21st, 1894.  M3rtl^p^ettRE^Q������������-  The Best Cough Syrup.  Tastes Good. UselnUrae.|  iiasold by Druggists.  yim.mw$F THE  PHANTOM   FLCw...  Twas winter anel n������li-1':* i  Of four- short year^ ���������;-.-���������.-,  The snowf:-ikt-s dcric-i-d k;  .    Thfli:- fray e-ctilloris i:i ih-  And rds:cd en the bran-.I  iur-l  ;:*.i-e.  uti-:;f -frle-e,  ist lire :.';:.ntf.  Ihen rang sweet chilii?h .-;hc  .TVi'Ji inir I'a'-o'pro.S;-;-,... r.-i;ii  And crrj.-c:-::!-*; feet:' ���������*dh. -���������������������������'J-ir-a, set-!  .   The app'r- bio.s^cms t.-c-irie r>-aii:  We lost last summer i*i liu; rain!"  "Kay, dearest,,those'white tuft's are snow,  lit!  Gently the niovh  voice replies,  --.-j l!i=-Ti!o3-*o_  Where, safely sheltered, softly lies  _ie ghost of every one that dies?  ���������V.'br.id.you  go?  ."Through this great apple, ripe and nice,  Watch how. the blade I quickly send,  To cut just wafer wide a slice y  Across the core���������you comprehend-������������������  Betwixt the stem and blossom end!  ' "Now to the light hold up the fine,  Red veined, translucent, filmy round!  Look in the,midst! Ah, daughter, mine,  What wondrous treasure have you found?  The blossom you deemed underground!",  ���������Bessie B. Croffut.  A RETURNED LOYER.  The naughty village boys called them  "the two old maids of Lee," a most inappropriate title, for vrho could he more  sweet tempered or contented than the little-sisters? They lived in the'tiny cottage, not far from the parsonage that you  hare so often admired. They had lived  there ever since their father's death, and  a pretty, little nest it was, with its rose  covered porch, low thatched roof and  bright, shining windows. Their, little,garden was always neat. I am sure no cater-,  pillars,,or other grubs, were to be found  in their cottage and strawberry beds. "The  bright eyes of Miss; Sophia would have  spotted them at once, and the swift fingers  of Miss Josephine have plucked them  away..'- /' .    ,':'"  Any morning in the year, save perhaps,  on Sundays, you might have seen the little ladies hard atwork among their plants;  any afternoon have met them "walking  quickly up the village street and received  a bright smile from two happy faces as,  you passed. They dressed alike in soft  material of ia sober color that Miss Josephine, the younger, sometimes brightened  by a smart boW or lace ruffle. Their bonnets closely fitted the small, shapely heads  with the bands of smoothly brushed hair,  fr-^re which an unruly lock would some-  .. times escape and hang over Miss Josephine's cheek, to be at once reproved by the  elder, and brushed back, with a blush, by  the younger sister.  Miss Sophia was five years older than  Miss Josephine, of whom she always spoke  as "the child." To the younger the elder  was always, "sister," never Sophia���������  that would have been too familiar. To.  her she was obedient in all things, though  she had passed girlhood, and even young  womanhood, long, long ago. Truly, she  was an example to thefprward young generation that now spends its days in directing parents, and even grandparents, and  in kicking its heels against our best parlor  sofas.  To Miss Josephine belonged the humbler duties of the home life���������the feeding  of the chickens, the dusting of the house- .  hold gods, shrined in the dim, curtained  parlor; the washing of the dainty eggshell  porcelain in which the little ladies served  their tea. With such tasks Molly, the  maid of all work, was too clumsy to be  , trusted, but the delicate fingers of little  Miss Josephine never soiled or damaged  anything.  Often, when listening to her sweet, gentle voice and  watching  the  tender  pink  color mantling  in   the fair, old maidish  face, I wondered   why no  man  had  ever  claimed Miss Josephine for his own.  With  Miss Sophia it was different.     Her sharp,  angular figure  and  her stern, sallow face  ,    had but few attractions.    Had the forbidding  aspect  of  the  elder  driven  suitors  away from the younger sister? I wondered.  Once, in a moment of  unwonted courage,  after I had  duly admired  the wonderful  Chinese figures in the drawing room and  the beautiful  porcelain, I venturd  to ask  Miss Sophia whether Miss Josephine  and  she had never thought of marriage.     This  drew from her the story of  their uneventful life.  She told me of a motherless  childhood, '  through which the older had cherished the  younger with more than a sister's love, of  iV father whose life as a merchant in China  separated him from   the  two little   girls.  Of two  cousins, nephews of  that  father,  two young men who, before journeying to  the far east to help  in their uncle's firm,  had   won   the   hearts  of  the   two   girls,  "And Martin, my lover," concluded Miss  Sophia, "died of  fever three  years  later,  bub Willie, who was to have  married   the  child, wrote to us for many  years.    Thon  his letters grew  gradually fewer, and   in  the end���������after  many  years���������we  received  the last.    But Josephine loves him still, I  know.    She  cannot  forget Wlllio."    The  father died shortly before the  little ladies  settled   in   the  village;   ho   had  left   his  daughters well provie'ccl for.  Tho Ptory  interested   me.    I   wondered  whether the lagging  lover  would  return  before  little   Miss Josephine  was an   old  lady.   I hoped so, anel my wish was granted.    Early one summer morning, as Miss  Ju?:"*-;!'ine was gathering roses in the little  -.-Jii'i'len, the postman entered by the wick-  ;:t   gate and   put a   letter into   her hands.  At- the  sight of tho handwriting Miss Josephine   trembled,   her  face-   grew  pink,  then white as snow.    Leaving   the basket  of dewy roses in the middle  of   the  path,  she hastily passed into the cottage and into the darkened parlor.    How long she sat  there before she ventured to open the   letter tbe  little lady never knew.     A  thousand memories,   hopes and  fears,   passed  through her mind ere she   broke   the   seal  and knew  her fate.    When Miss Sophia,  returning  from some  village  expedition,  entered the room in  search   of  ber sister,  she found little Miss Josephine sitting   by  She darkened window, the letter  lying   in  her   Idle   hand.    "Why,   Josephine���������you  here I    I have been looking  for you everywhere."   Then Miss Sophia paused.  Even  in the  dim   light  she  noticed   the pink,  agitated faoe, and the dewy eyes.    "What  is it?"   she asked.    "Has anything happened?"    "Sister, something is going   to  happen!"   Then the little creature sprang  to her feet, and threw  herself, letter and  all, into the elder woman's arms. "Sister,  do I look old?  Am I much changed?  Will  he know me?    For  he's  coming  home-  Willie's coming back tome!"  Miss Sophia gasped.  She tclcl me afterward  that she felt  as  though the day of judgment;  were come.  But  she   remained  outwardly calm  and  merely said. "Show me the letter." ,.  ^Then those   two dear  old maids  seated  themselves side by side  on   the  sofa, and  togfither.read,ther.words that Miss Josephine, already  knew   by   heart.    He  wrote  that he hud returned to England;  that he  wonld be with cnem next  day; he  hoped  that they would   give  him  a hearty welcome, and that  he would  find them  un-;  changed.    No more. ..'.."' .:* '  i There was. a long silence. Then the  gentle voice of Miss Josephine spoke.  "Sister, could we���������would it be proper���������to  ���������to-ask hiru to stay here?"      ,  "Josephine!"' Miss Sophia's tone was  stern. "Certainly not. The inn is a decent place, Mr. Dorkins will make him  -comfortable, and he fan come and call on  us, and take tea with us, in the after-  ,, -noons.-". . -���������"'..  So the hero, returned after all, and whj-n  next I met the sisters a tall, sunburned  man walked between them, and" in the  face of the younger shone a great joyj  -Dear little Miss Josephine! I like to think  of her in those her halycon days. How  gnyly she laughed !. How , merrily she  tripped about her work! The little, lady  was another creature; love and joy seemed  to have lent her new youth. What an interest we villagers took in the tiny cottage  that summer time! How curiously we  stared at the bearded, stranger! How wt  smiled and nodded knowingly at the parcels the postman daily left in the rose covered porch! When would the wedding be?  What would the bride wear? And Miss  Sophia, how we pitied her future loneliness! What would she do without "the  child?"      '.   ��������������������������� .' .,.,  -. , ..-���������.. ������������������:  "No, sister, not while I am too old for  that," I heard.,Miss Josephine say, as she  turned her blushing face from the heap of  soft white silk the eager shopman was display ing���������we had met in the only draper's  shop of which- our nearest market -stown  could boast. "Too old! Nonsense, child!  Why,, you're five years younger than' I,  and am I old?" expostulated Miss Sophia.  But the little-lady was firm, and in the  end they left with a parcel of delicate  mauve cashmere and a tiny bonnet to  match. The shopman smiled ashe opened  the door aud glanced knowingly at me,���������;  the wedding dress! -  And so the wedding morning dawned,  and all nature seemed to beam upon the,  -gentle bride, who walked across the fields  from the cottage to the church, leaning,  half weeping, half smiling, on. the strong  elder sister's arm. The bridegroom had  left his little lady a week previously; they;  were to meet in the church.  Would I could end my story here and  leave the sisters still ..wandering through'  the daisied fields, their happy faces unclouded, their innocent hearts all unconscious of he!cruel-, blow fate had in.store  for them. There was, no wedding that  morning. . My heart ached as I whispered  words of hope���������myself so hopeless���������-to the  trembling, weeping bride, who waited in  vain for her bridegroom. One by one  those who had come to witness the ceremony went away, and the sisters and I  were left alone in the dark little church.  "Dearest Josephine, he will come. He  must come," sobbed Miss Sophia, as she  pressed the pale faced bride to her heart,  but little Miss Josephine only shook her  head and beg*ged to be taken home. Where  was the deserter? Why did Miss Joseph-,  ine's lover never appear to claim her?  These questions were answered a few days  later by Miss Sophia.  Gaunt, paler than ever, she sat etiffiy in  the cottage  parlor and  poured  out to my  sympathetic ears the  tale  of  her  sister's  wrongs.    "Ah," she sighed, "all  men are  deceivers!    Thank  God, my   Martin was  taken before ever he had sinned as  grievously as Willie.     This," and   she drew  a  letter from her pocket, "is all the explanation we have received; probably we  shall  never know more."   I hastily read the letter, which began thus:  "Forgive me, Josephine, for having re-entered your quiet  life only to destroy its peace."    The writer  then went on to  explain that  during  the  week in which he  had   been absent  from  his betrothed  ho  had   become  persuaded  that since the days when they had   plighted  their, youthful  troth  their  lives  had  drifted too far apart for a  happy reunion  between them to be  possible.    A  parting  scene would, hecfelt, to  painful  to  both,  and he had therefore decided to start again  for the  east  without a  spoken farewell.  "But I will," he concluded, "repay your  kind loan with interest-some day." "What  does he mean   by 'a loan?' " I asked.    At  first   Miss Sophia  could  only  shake  her  head and groan indignantly; then she ex-  plained that, unknown to her, "the child"  bad, a few days before the  wedding  day,  made over the  portion she  had  inherited  from her father, to  her "dear cousin Willie!"    So that was the loan !  Did little Miss Jcse-ohino die of a broken  THE TEACHER.  Unto an artist I imploring spake:  , "Paint me a figure���������with your soul of flrej  That shall embody light and so inspire  To larger deeds that the whole world will wake,  And as at stirring sound of bugle take  Truth's highest citadel."   Quick with desire  I saw the artist, touched to impulse higher  Than  even the stars, a reverent  movement  make  ������������������  As if in prayer; then on the canvas drew  A group of children, with a Presence fair  Set in their midst that, sun encircled, g~ew  Into the face sublimel    Oh, Light   of   ages,  where��������� ��������� ,- -     -,-.        <  Where other shall we'see the symbol true  Save in the splendor that thou alone dost wear?  '������������������''   ���������BostonTeachers' Bazaar Book.  THE REDHEADED MAN  heart? Oh, no; grief seldom kills. For  many years she lived on, working in the  tiny garden and busying herself in the  village life. But when I met her for tbe  first time after her "wedding day" I saw  that the pink color had left ber cheeks,  her hair had lost its crisp waves, and she  had put away her bright, ribbons and  merry smile. Little Miss Josephine has  become quite an old lady.���������London Sun.  Not In His Pocket.  When one of the reckless men of boom  times appeared in a Kansas court a few  days since, the judge stopped his howl in  about this manner: "I have been amazed  at the brazen attempt of this prisoner to  rob the men who trusted him. A man's  credit should be as dear to him as his  country and his God. I will fine this  fellow $ 1,000 "���������  "All right, I've got it in my pooket,"  said the prisoner's lawyer. And the judge  repeated slowly:  "One thousand dollars and two years  in tho penitentiary. Have you got that  last in your pocket, Mr. At-torneyr"���������-Chicago Times-Herald.  iso mem is perfect; his claim to respect  is based on the balance which is left  after subtracting his faults from his virtues.  Five or six men had gathered in Harvey  Greer's rooms at the Benedict one rainy  Sunday ..afternoon smoking hnd telling  yarns.  . ..;....  Everybody  had told , some -wonderful  story of his exploits, except Jack Winner,  the  athlete, who  sat, big and calm and  imperturbable, puffing away at his corncob  .pipe...   , ' i >'.:���������;;-.:;      ,, " . .-'���������,-  '"Look here, -Wilmer," said Greer, "this  won't do.. Any fellow'that's led the tough  life that you have-must have lots of things  to tell., Come, brace up and give us a  story. ' We want to be amused."  "Never had but one extraordinary adventure, '' said Wilmer, ,''and that was  chiefly remarkable-��������� for the way it ended.  You won't like it."  - "Com*, give it tons."  ���������... Wilmer took his pipe from, his mout_  and, stretched out.his. frame in the chair:  . "Well, you see," he said, "it was when  I first came to New York. I was having  a pretty hard time of it,, without money,  friends or any education to speak of, like  you fellows that have ��������� been , to college.  There wasn't much that I didn't try my  hand at, from porter in, a hotel'to clerk in  a big Nothing store on Sixth avenue, biit  I gave that up pretty soon���������couldn't stand  fitting clothes- on pert little dude3 that I  could have carried with one hand. Good  thing! got out of it,- too, becauseif it had;  lasted much longer! should have knocked  some of them down}  ��������� "But while I was clerk I had a room in  a cheap lodging house on the east side,  near Third avenue���������Eighth street, I think  it was. It was on the first floor, the'back  room, as stuffy and hot a little hole as you  ever saw, and I.was there all summer. It  had one big window in the back, and  there I used to spend most of my time  when I waB ih the .house, trying to get a  breath of fresh air, and looking at the  dingy courtyard that belonged also to the  house back of us, on Seventh street. It  was like a well paved with- stones;-the  children, used to play in it and the women  hung out their clothes.  "One awfully:hot day in July, about 5  o'clock in the afternoon, I was sitting  there in my shirt sleeves, drowsy and sleepy  with the heat. Not having anything else  to doj I had a sheet of paper, before me, on  which I idly scribbled, over and over  again, my name, John Wilmer, in my own  peculiar scrawl-���������that looks like the trail  of a fly that has just crawled out of an  inkstand.  "I was very drowsy and mad as hops  with a yellow haired woman at a window,  who was calling out as she lifted the lid  of a box that had been.' hung out of the  window to serve as a refrigerator:  " 'Maggie, do you want me to bring the  potatoes too? Maggie, Maggie, why don't  you answer?'  "On the fire escape of another house two  children were having a fight. My eyes  closed for a moment, when suddenly, in  the quiet, came a gust of wind. I looked  up in time to see the paper before me  blown out of the window across the courtyard to the window in the basement where  a man was sitting. The man picked up  the paper, looked at it carefully for several  minutes, and then, taking a piece of paper  from a book, seemed to compare the two,  looking, from one to the other with satisfaction. He then put them both back in  the book and sat down again, looking over  at me from time to time. He was a big  red haired and red bearded fellow whom I  had often seen before at that window, but  I was very curious to know what was hi*  interest in my handwriting.  "Well, a few evenings after that I was  taking my dinner at a cheap eating house  on the Bowery. It was as hot as blazes{  the doors and windows were all open, tha  flies coming in and sticking to the butter  and to the, pink and blue tissue paper  hangings on the walls. I don't now what  they have those thingsfor, unless it is to  keep the flies from feeling homeless. But  there was something that made me feel  - uncomfortable aside from this, and I didn't  know what it was until I turned around  and saw sitting at another table the same  red bearded man who had been at the  window, and who had been so much interested in my writing. He was staring  at me enough to bore two gimlet hole*  through my back, and that is what had  made me so uncomfortable.  " 'Look here,' I said, 'what do you want  with me?'  "He was all out of breath with the chase  after me.  "'You  are a pretty fellow,'  he said,  'running  away so  fast, wben  I've got a  big piece of business to offer you.   Ia your  name John Wilmer?'  "'Yes.'  " 'Do you want to make $50 in half an  hour, John Wilmer?'  "I had exactly ������l in my pocket book, and  my week's reno due.  " 'Yes, I  do,' 1 said;  What have I got to do ?'  " 'Never mind about  that here,  come with me.'  "We went on for several squares, then  turned into Baxter street. The man seemed a mum sort of a feilow and didn't say  anything. From Baxter street we made  several turns to the right to a street totally  unfamiliar to me. There didn't seem to  be any hurry, and as we walked along I  smoked a cigar which my mysterious employer handed me.  "At a little baker's shop we turned off  into a narrow alley, dimly lighted. I suppose it %va3 swarming with people, because  I could hear them bustling around and  talikng. When we came to a house that  leioked empty, the man unlocked the door,  carefully locked it again and went up s  'but  what's  upr  Just  flight of stairs into a back room, I following. , ' ;    <:"  "All this time we had been groping  around in the dark, but the man struck a  match and lit a candle. Then I saw that  the room was- perfectly bare except for a  common wooden chair and a table on  which stood the candle and a leather valise:  '   ���������'  " 'Now,'said the man, 'sit down there.'  He took some papers out of the valise and  handed me, a fountain pen. 'What I want  you to do is very simple and won't take,  you,a moment. It is just to write your  name.'  . - ' ���������-,������������������'/:'''  "He began, searching in the valise for  something, a*_ti _ had time to notice him���������  a well dressed gentlemanly man who  looked as if he might : be a swell fallen on  hard times.  "'Here,' he said, 'are some-papers.  There is a man in this city named John  Wilson., You have heard of him���������has a  big wholesale liquor house. Well, it is a  curious thing. You both write obscurely,  but you couldn'tetell your signature*  apart.    See!'  "He held out a letter to me with what I  could have sworn was my own name written on it. The 'John-Wil' was plain  enough, and the three, last letters ended off  in ah illegible dash as mine did.  "'Now,'said the man,'this paper ia a  transfer of, property by John Wilson to  some parties who have a lawsuit against  him. If you will sign your name to it, it  will pass as his���������and here are your $50." ,  "He opened his pocketbook and showed  me a roll of bills. r  " 'Why,' I'gasped as the meaning of tha  affair burst upon me, 'this is forgery 1'  "He was eying me coolly.-  '���������'���������   "'What if it is?"  "��������� "'I won'fnoit.' ''''.  "Before I knew it I was sitting in tha  chair and he "was standing: before mewith  a pistol aimed at my head.;���������-..  "'Yes, you will,' lie said. , 'I'lL girt  .you three minutes to decide, or you die.' .,  ..., "I was helpless, without a 'weapon,  staring into the man's cool, determined  face, knowing that at the slightest movement he would undoubtedly shoot me. The  worst of it was that my strength, seemed  to be gone. I felt a sudden drowsiness  and could only stare into that man's eyes.  I remember that he 1 ad a cast in one of  'them, and thinking thathe would be quite  good looking if his beard was trimmed in  a point.  -  "All this time the man was raging and  swearing and threatening my life. Suddenly there was a sound down stairs as if  something had been thrown against.the  front door. My adversary turned.H As  he did so I made a quick movement and  pinioned him. He was a' powerful fellow, but I got him underneath. In the  struggle the pistol went off, tha bullet  striking the ceiling. I knocked the man  down, gave him a blow on the head, enough  to have settled an ox, then picking up his  key I rushed down stairs, unlocked the  door.ibut forgot the key and left it.in.tha,  dock.:; ;';-.-������������������        .'.  "The street'was full of people.-but I did  not dare to ask for assistance from any of  them. My hat was gone,'my' clothes torn  ih the struggle, but I went on several  squares looking, for a policeman. * Not one  came in sight until I found myself on tha  Bowery.  " 'Come with me,' I said to the first one  I met.  "'Where to?'he inquired.  " 'Come, come,' I said breathlessly.  He looked at my wild condition and evidently thought   I  was   either   crazy or  drunk, but  he came, while-1 told him as  best I could about my adventure, he seeming very skeptical.  "After making several turns I found  myself hopelessly lost. I couldn't find the  place. The policeman was about to take  me in charge as a dangerous lunatic, when  I caught sight of the little baker's shop.  We turned into the alley and went to the  empty house. The door was locked, and  the key was gone.'  " 'The baker will know about it,' said  the policeman.  "We went to the little shop and found a  fat, honest looking German.  "<Who lives in the empty house?' I  asked.  " That house belongs to me. It is empty. No one lives there now. A man rented it for a week, and he was a good man���������  paid in advance. He came in just a little  while ago and said he didn't want it and  brought back the key. He was a good man  and paid in advance.'  "The policeman told him the story, and  he was horrified. Taking the key, he went  with us to the house. It was dark and  stuffy inside, as if the house had not been  opened for weeks. We went up stairs to  the back room. I must confess to a tremoi  as we opened the door. I struck a match  and lit the half burned candle on the table. The room was just as I had left it.  There were my hat on the table and the  bullet hole in the wall, but the valise and  the red haired man were gone.  "While the policeman xtels examining  the room I sat down on the chair, overcome by that strange sensation of exhaustion. Death seemed to be in the atmosphere of the place, and I beliered that it  was the effects of the cigar which had  been given me; that it had been poisoned.  "The policeman and the baker made a  thorough Bearch, but could discern *��������� no  clew. The rest of the house was vacant,  and evidently no other room had ever been  occupied. It was the man's intention to  lure me to this place merely to get my  signature, and evidently to make away  with me afterward.  "The policeman roused me from my torpor, took down the particulars of tb.6  affair, the appearance of the man and my  address but said there was no hope of  ever finding him.  "1 made my way to my own room about  8 o'e-lock in the morning, and without undressing, threw myself on the bed like a  log, to sleep off the effect of the drugged  cigar.  "It was late in the afternoon of the following day when I awoke, and intensely  hot. I went to the window and sat down  to think over the events of the evening  before. As I did so I remembere"d where  I had first seen that man���������at the window  of the house back.  "Looking over, I saw sitting at that  identical basement window, writing, that  very same red bearded rascal and would  be murderer. I watched him closely and  saw how easy it would be for me to jump  out of my window, run across the court-  yareia_d_seize him. '  "Looking around to see if there was a  man ih sight to come to my assistance in  the struggle, a sense of .coincidence overcame me. Everything was the same as it  had been that first afternoon when I saw  him. The children were fighting on the  fire escape. The yellow' haired woman  was lifting up the top of the box out of  the window and calling out:  " 'Maggie, I've a great mind not to  bring you the potatoes. I've been calling  to you for. 10 minutes.'  "I looked on my lap. There was tha  paper on which I had scribbled my name.  It had never blown away"���������r���������;  Jack  paused  and   walked toward the  door. The men looked at him breathlessly.  ; -'-Well, and the house?"        ,  "And the forger?" -  "And the druggedV cigar?" asked ona  after another.  . "All a dreaim Never was any house, o*  any forger, or any cigar," said Jack doggedly, with a grin. "I told you fellowa  you wouldn't like the end, but you would  have it." '���������"'  He looked ^around. The hbajc was beginning to dawn on them.  "Goodby, I must  go," he said, escap- '  ing through the door just in time to mlis  a paper cutter which Greer aimed at his  head.���������Detroit Free Press.'  A Roman X'lcnie.  On the sad occasion of the death of Lord  Leightcn ah august personage, wrote of  him, and justly, "There was something  even ������reater than his work; and that was  .the "i himself." A pretty incident of  the ._-a,t painter's early life is , told by  Giovanni Costa in Cornhill Magazine:  In the month of May it was the custom  formoiiyfor all the artists" in Rome to indulge in a picnic at Cervara, a farm in the  ?Boman-ciimpagna.. There used to be  donkey races, and the winner of them was  always the hero of the day.  ��������� On-one of these picnics we had halted at  a small town three miles out.of Rome for  breakfast. Every, one had dismounted  and tied his beast to a paling, and all were  eating merrily. Suddenly one of the  donkeys kicked"��������� over a beehive, and out  flew the bees, to revenge themselves on the  donkeys'.,;,.  . -;'.  There were about 100 of the poor beasts,  but they all unloqsod themselves and took  to flight, kicking,up.their heels in the air  -���������air but one little donkey, who was un-  _ble to free himself, and -^so the whole  swarm fell upon him.  The picnic party also broke up and fled,  with the exception of one young man with '  fair,  curly  hair, dressed  in   velvet, who,  slipping on   gloves and  tying a handkerchief over his face, ran to liberate the poor  little beast;   I had started to do the same,  but less  resolutely, haying no gloves.    I  met -him as he came back and, congratulat- '  ing him, asked him his name.  His name was Frederic Leighton.  Ciit Prison'Barn With a String.  Five prisoners reccutiy escaped from a  jail ih India, having cut through an iron  bar two inches in diameter by-means of a,"  piece of string, a- little" sand and some  greaso. The prison officials afterward  made 'some experiments in the same line  and found that tho feat could " be accomplished in five hours.. We remember having seen a great many years ago a casting  guarding the corner of a bridge pier' and  probably three-quarters of an inch thiok  which had been cut entirely through at  the corner in half a dozen grooves by the  towlines c������f passing canalbo_ts.  Tue Truth.  "Of course," said the surgeon as bo  bent over the victim of the runaway accident, "as to saving the arm, the question  is whether the joint is injured. It all  hinges on that.''���������New York Press.  An Honorable Scar.  "Goodness, Jimmy, what's the matter  with your cheek, and where did you get  that black eye?"  "Me and Sammy Dix has bin havin a  pound party ("���������Detroit Free Press.  The Place For Her.  Lady���������I'd like to get some dress material suitable for a widow���������   '    ' c  Floorwalker���������Certainly, ma'am. Remnant counter, other end of the store.���������-New  York Journal.  Niceties of Speech.  "I noticed you weren't in church on  Sunday. I hope you wero not indisposed?"  "Well, I was averse to going, if that's  what you mean."���������Judy.  A Proposed Tunnel.  Engineers are discussing plans for  joining Great Britain and Ireland by  means of a tunnel under the Irish channel. By.making Ireland geographically a  part of the United Kingdom it is said  that the prosperity of the former country  would be greatly increased, says the Boston Globe.  Mr. Ferguson Walker, who write*  about the tunnel scheme, also gives some  curious details of rival schemes for an j  Irish channel tunnel. Proposals have  been made for - annihilating the sea  journey by erecting a causeway, stepping j  stones, bridges or submerged tube. |  "The   feasibilty   of     maintaining     a  causeway,''   says   the   writer,     '' strong i  enough to   withstand   the   waves of the  Atlantic is doubtful." ;  It is also his opinion that though "a j  passage for vessels might be left in tha'  center, it would present a very dangeroui,'  piece of navigation in stormy   weather.".  Another idea for an  artificial   isthmus  was propounded in 1S94 by Mr. le Sueur.  "His idea   is   the   utilization in British:  waters of the energy   of   ocean   current!!  for the   purpose    of   the   distribution of'  power light, by means   of   electricity, to'  centers of population at distances of hundreds of miles from its source."  The energy of the   continuous   current  from the north is so great that it   would,  have to be expressed in scores of millions  of horse-power, and   a dam would    bank'  tho water* of the north   Atlantic   higher1  than the Irish Channel, so as to   give 50 j  times as great horse-power as   Niagara."  A serious   objection    to   the causeway  is that it would leave the   ports  of Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin high  and dry,  #���������  I  ',? SAFETY FOR CITIES.  rev. dr. talmage preaches on  -   Municipal welfare.  , He Discusses tire Cities'and Towns of This  t Country From a Moral and Religious  I Standpoint���������Counsel to Those Who Hold  H    Public/Positions. , v  I Washington, July 4.���������This sermon of  Dr. Talmage discusses from a., moral dind  ' religious standpoint the welfare of all the.  towns and; cities of our country. His text  is Ezekiei xxvii; 3, "O thou that art situate at the entry of the seal"  This is a part of an impassioned apostrophe vto the city of Tyre. It was a  beautiful city���������a majestic city. ;: At the  east end,of the Mediterranean it sat with  one hand beckoning the inland trade and  with the ..other the commerce of foreign  nations. It swung .-.a-,., monstrous' boom  across its' harbor to shut out foreign  enemies and then swung back that boom  to let-in its friends. The air of the desert  was fragrant with the spices brought by  caravans to her fairs, and   all   seas were  - cleft in to "foam by the keels of her laden  merchantmen. Her markets were rich  with horses and mules anil camels from  Togarmah;. with upholstery and ebony  and ivory from Dedan; with emeralds  and agate- and   coral   from   Syria; with  - wine from Helbon;   with   finest   needle-  i work from  Asliur   and  diilmad.    Talk  about the   splendid , staterooms   of your  Cunard and Inihan anel -White  Star lines  'of   international'"  steamers���������why,"/. the  , benches of the staterooms in those Tyrian  ,' ships were" air ivory,   and,, instead of our  ���������coarse canvas on    the   mast of  the ship-,  ' ping, they had the   finest   linen,   quilted  , together and * inwrought with  em broider-  , ies almost   miraculous   for   beauty.    Its  i columns overshadowed all '���������"���������nations."    Dis-"  -tant empires felt its herartbeat:    Majestic  'city, "situate at the entry of the sea."   v  j     But  where   now   is   the gleam  of her  1 towers,   the   roar   of   her,:; chariots, the  masts' of her shipping?    Let   the   fishermen who   dry .their , nets.- on  the place  , where sloe once ; stood,    let   the sea that  - rushes upon the beirrenness where she  once challenged the admiration of all  nations lot the barbarians who build  their huts on the place vvhere her palaces  glittered, answer the question. Blotted  out forever! She forgot God,and God for-  got*her. And' -while our modern cities.  admire her glory let them take: 'warning,  at her awful doom.  j The First City.  '    Cain was the founder of the first   city,  and   I   suppose   it ���������, took   after   him   in  morals.    It is a long while before a   city  can get;oyer the character   of   those who  foundea it.    Were : they;  criminal exiles,  the filth; and   the ���������.'.���������- prisons, .-������������������ and the debauchery are the shadows of such  founders.    New   York:^ will not for 200 'or'300  years escape   from   the'; good   influences  of its founders, the   pious, settlers whose  prayers wont up   from   the .very-, streets,  where.now banks discount,   and: brokers  shave, and companies declare   dividends,;  and smugglers swear;, custom, house lies,  and above the roar of the drays   and  the  crack of the auctioneers' mallets is heard  the ascription, "We worship thee, O thou  almighty dollar!"    Tlie church that once  6tood on Wall street still throws its blessing over all the scene of traffic and upon  the ships that fold their white   wings in  the harbor.    Originally men   gathered in  cities from necessity.    It' was   to escape  the incendiary's torch   or   the   assassin's  dagger.    Only the very poor lived in   the  oountry, .those, who   had   nothing   that  '; could be stolen or vagabonds who   wanted to be near their'place'<if business, but  . since civilization and religion have made  it safe for men to live   almost   anywhere  men congregate* in cities because   of   the  opportunity for rapid gain.  Cities are not'  necessarily evils, as has   sometimes  been  argued.     They   have been the   birthplace  of civilization.    In them: popular   liberty  has .lifted up its   voice.    Witness   Genoa  and Pisa and Venice.    The entrance   of  ,  the   representatives   of   the cities in the  legislatures.of Europe was the deathblow  to feudal   kingdom.    Cities   are the pat-  ronizers of art   and   literature���������architecture pointing to its British   museum    in  London its   Royal   library   in Paris, its  ''f'aticah in Rome.  Cities hold the world's  scepter.  Africa was Carthage, Greece was  Athens, England   is   London,    France is  Paris, Italy is   Rome   and   the  cities in  which God has cast our lot will   yet   de-  ' cide the destiny of the American  people.  At   this   season    of   the   year   I have  thought it   might   be   useful   to   talk a  little while, about the moral responsibility  resting upon    the   office   bearers   in   all  our cities,   a   theme   as . appropriate   to  - those who   are   governed   as to the governors.     The   moral    character   of those  who ruloa city hits much to do with the  character of the city itself.   Men, women  and chilelren are all interested in national  politics.    When   tho   great    presidential  election comes, every patriot wants to be  found at the ballot   box.    We   are all interested in   tho   discussion   of   national  ���������finance, national debt, and we   read   the  laws of congress, and we are   wondering  who will   sit   next   in   the   presidential  chair.    Now, that may bo all very well���������  is very well.  But ic is high time that we  tooK some   of   the   attention   which   we  have been   devoting   to   national affairs  and brought it to the sturdy of municipal  government.    This it seems to mo now is  the chief point to   he   taken.    Make   the  cities right anel the nation will   be right.  I have   noticed . that   according to their  opportunities, there has really been more  corruption in municipal   governments in  this country than in the   state   and   national   legislatures.    Now,   is   there   no  hope?     With the   mightiest agent in our  hand, the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ,  shall not all our cities   be   reformed and  purified and redeemed?   I believe the day  will come.    I am in full sympathy   with  those who are   opposed    to carrying politics into   religion,    but    our   cities   will  never be reformed and   purified until we  carry   religion into politics.    I look   over  our cities anel I see that all   great   interests are to be affected   in   the   future, as  they have been affected   in   the  past, by  the character of those who in the   different departments rule over us,   and I propose to classify some of those interests.  . Commercial Ethics.  In the first place, I remark commercial  ethics are always affected by the moral  -or immoral character of those who have  municipal supremacy." Officials, that  wink at fraud and that have neither  censure nor arraignment for glittering  dishonesties always weaken the pulse of  commercial honor. Every shop, every  store, every bazaar, every factory in the  cities feels the moral character of the  city hall. H in any city there be a dishonest mayoralty, or an unprincipled  common council, or a court susceptible  to- bribes, in. that city there >,will' be unlimited license for all kinds of .trickery  nnd sin, while, on the other hand, if  officials are faithful. to their ,. oaths of  office, if the laws.are promptly executed,  if there is; vigilance in regard to the put-  branchings of crime, there is the highest  protection for all bargain making.  A merchant may stand in, his store and  say:, "Now, I'll have nothing to do with  city politics.    I   will not soil my   hands  with the slush."    Nevertheless the   niost  insignificant trial in the police court will  affect that merchant directly "or  indirectly.    What stylo of clerk issues the   writ?  What style of consta.ble makes the arrest?  What style of attorney   issues   the  plea?  What style   of   judge   charges the jury?  What style of sheriff executes   the   sentence?    These   are   questions  :that-strike  your counting rooms to the center.    You  may not throw it off. In the city of New  York Christian   merchants   for   a   great  while   said, "We'll   have   nothing , to do  with the management of public  affairs,"  and they   allowed   everything   to   go at  loose ends until   there rolled   up in that  city a debt of nearly   ������120,000,000.    .The  municipal government became a   hissing'  and a byword in the : whole   earth, ' and  then the Christian merchants   saw   their  folly, and they, went and took'-possession  of the ballot boxes.    L wish all   commercial men to .understand that they are no,t  inelepeheleht of   the   moral   character   of  the men who rule over   them, -but must  in our supplications for the chief magis^  ��������� trates.of cities, for their guidance,' for  their, health, for their present and their  everlasting morality?     - .   '  The Common Council.  be   thoroughly,  them.  . So also of the  a' city.    Do-you  mightily /affected    by  .educational interests of  know that there are in  this country about- 70.000 common  schools, and that there are oyer S,000,000  pupils, and that the .majority of those  schools and the majority of those pupils  are ih bun cities? .-.-'NOvy, this grpatmultitude of children,will lie affected by the  intelligence or ignorance, the virtue or  the vice of boards of education and  boards of control. There are cities where  educationalVaffairs are settled'."���������'in.the low  caucus in the abandoned parts of the  cities by men full of ignorance and. rum.  It ought not to be so, but in-many.cities  it is so. I hear the tramp of coming generations.., What that great multitude of  'youth shall be for,this world and the  next will be affected very much by the'  character of. your public, schools. You  had better multiply the; moral and religious'influen<-*es about the common schools  rather than subtract 'from them. ��������� Instead  of driving the Biblo out, you had better  drive the Bible further in. May God defend our glorious common "-"'school system  and send into rout and confusion all its  sworn enemies. ,  City Officials.  I have also to say that the character of  officials in a , city affects the domestic  circle. In a city where grogshops havek  their own way and gambling hells are  not.Interfered with, and for fear of losing  political influence officials close their  eyes to festering abominations-���������in" all  those cities the home interests.need to  make imploration. The family circles of  the city must inevitably be affected by  the moral character or the immoral character of those who rule over therh  I, will go further and say that- the religious interests of a city are thus affected. The church to-day has to contend  with evils that the civil law ought to  smite, and, while I would . not have the  civil government in any wise relax its  energy in the arrest and punishment of  crime, I would have a thousandfold more  energy put forth in the drying up of the  fountains of iniquity. The church, of God  asks .no pecuniary aid from political  power, but does ask that in addition to  all the evils we must necessarily contend  against we shall not have to fight also  municipal negligence. Oh, that in all  our cities Christian people would rise, up,  and that they would put- their hand, on  the helm before piratical demagogues  have swamped the ship! Instead of giving so much time to national politics,  give some of your attention to municipal  government.  I demand that the Christian people  who have been standing aloof from public affairs come back, and in the might  of God try to save our cities If things  are or have been bad, it is because good  people have let them be bad. That Christian man Who merely goes to the polls  and casts his vote does not do his duty.  It is not the ballot box that decides the  election; it is the political caucus, and if  at the primary meetings of the two political parties unfit and bad men are nominated, then the ballot box has nothing  to do save to take) its choice between two  thieves. In our churches, by reformatory  organization, in every way let us try to  tone up tlie moral sentiment in these  cities. Tho rulers are those whom the  people choose, and depend upon it that in  all the cities, as long as pure hearted  men stand aloof from politics because  they despise hot partisanship, just so  long in many of our cities will rum  mako the nominations, and rum control  the ballot box, and rum inaugurate the  officials.  I take a step further in this subject  and ask all those who believe in the  omnipotence of prayer, day by day and  every day, present your city officials before God for a blessing. If you live in a  city presided over by a mayor, pray for  him. The chief magistrate of a city is in  a position of great responsibility. Many  of the kings anel queens and emperors of  other days had no such dominion. With  the scratch of a pen he may advance a  beneficent institution or balk a railway  confiscation. By appointments he may  bless or curse every hearthstone in the  city. If in thc Episcopal churches, by  the authority of the litany, and in our  non-episcopate churches we every Sabbath  pray for the president of the United  States, why not, then, be just as   hearty  But go further,. and pray for your common council, if your city has a   common  council. ���������'��������� They   hold   in    their   hands'a  power splendid for   good   or   terriblo for  evil':    They   have many temptations.    In  many of the cities whole boards   of common council men=-have gone down in: the  maelstrom1 of political  corruption.;'- They  oould not stand the   power   of the bribe.  Corruption came in and sat beside them,  and   sat   behind   tneni,    and'sat before  them.    They', recklessly   voted away the  hard earned moneys of the' people.  They'  were bought out, body, minel; and   soiil,  so that-tic the end of   their term of office  they had not-enough   of' moral remains  left to make a decent funeral.  They went  into office with   the   huzza of the multitude.   They came out with the. anathema  of all decent   people.,,  There   is   not one  man out of a hundred   that   can   endure  the'temptations of   the  -common, council',  men in bur   great   cities. . Tf   a   man in  that   position- have   the   courage   of>  Cromwell, and the   independence   of   an  Andrew Jackson, and thepublic spirited-  ness of a John   Frederick    Obeiiin, ;vand  the piety of an Edward   Payson,"  he will  have no surplus to-throw away.  Pray for,  these men.  Every man likes to be prayed  for.    Do   you   know   how   Dr.   Norman  McLeod became the Queen's '���������chaplain? It  was by a warm   hearted   prayei-   in,, the  Scotch kirk,in behalf of the royal family,  one Sabbath when the queen and her son  were present incognito.  .'The Police.  Yes, go further, my friends,, and   pray  for your'police.  Their perils and ^temptations are best known to themselves.1  They  hold the order and peace of your cities in  their grasp.     But for   their  intervention  you,would hot be safe for ah hour.. They  must face the storm. "They must rush in  where it   seems   to, .them almost instant  death.  They must put the hand of arrest'  on; the   armed   maniac   and   corner   the  murderer.;    They   must  refuse   large rewards for withdrawing complaints. .They  must unravel   intricate   plots , and trace  "dark labyrinths   of   crime   and   develop,  suspicion's into   certainties.    They   must  be cool while others   are   frantic.  ��������� ��������� They  must be vigilant while others   are   somnolent; impersonating  the   very villainy  they want to seize.     In   the police forces  of bur great cities are   to-day   men of as  thorough .character   as   that   of the old  detective   of   New   York,    addressed   to  whom there   came   letters   from London  asking for help .ten   years   after he was  dead-���������letters addressed to "Jacob Hayes,  High Constable   of   New    York-n    Your  police need your appreciation, your  sympathy, your   gratitude   and,    above   all,  your prayers/; Yea, I want you to go further and pray every    day   for  prisonin-'  specters and jailkeepers, work awful and  beneficent.    Rough men, cruel  men, impatient men, are not fit for those places.:  They have   tinder   their : care   men-who  were once as good as   you, -but   they got  tripped up.  Bad company or strong cirink  or strange conjunction of   circumstances  flung; them headlong.   Go down that prison corridor and ask them how   they got  in and about   their   families   and   what  their early   prospects   in   life were, and  you will find   that   they   are very much  like yourself,   except   in   this, that God  kept you while he did not restrain them.  Just one   false   step made the difference  between them and you.  They want more  than prison   bars,    more   than  jail fare,  more than handcuffs and ...hopplers, more  than a'vermin covered   cOuch   to reform  them. ���������'��������� Pray   God   day   by" day that the  men who   have   these   unfortunates   in  charge   may    be   merciful,     Christianly  stragetic and the means   of   reformation  and rescue. \  Some years ago a city   pastor   in  New  York was called to the city   prison to attend a funeral.'   A   young   woman   had  committed a crime and was incarcerated,  and her mother came to   visit   her,   and  died on the   visit.     The   mother, having  no.home, was buried from her daughter's  prison cell.    After   the   service was over  the imprisoned   daughter came up to the  minister of Christ   and   said, "Wouldn't  you like to   see my poor mother?"    And  while they stood at the coffin   the minister of Christ said to that imprisoned soul,  "Don't   you feel to-day,   in the  presence  of your   mother's   de?ad   body,   as if you  ought to make   a   vow   before   God that  you will do differently   and live a better  life?" She stood for a few moments, and  then the tears rolled   down    her   cheeks,  and she pulled from   her right  hand the  wornout glove   that   she   had put on in  honor   of   the   obsequies,    and,     having  bared her   right   hand,    she put it upon  the chill brow   ot   her   dead mother and  said: "By   the   help    of   God, I swear I  will do differently! God help me!"    And  she kept her vow. And years after, when  she was   told   of   the incident, she said:  "When that minister of the gospel   said,  'God bless you and help you to   keep the  vow that you   have   made,'   I cried out,  and I said: 'You bless me!   Do you bless  me? Why, that's the first kind word I've  heard   in   ten   years.'    And   it   thrilled  through my soul, and it   was the  means  of my reformation, anel ever since, by the  grace of God, I've tried to   live   a Christian    life,"    Oh,   3-es,    there   are   many  amid the   criminal    classes   that may be  reformed.    Pray for   the men   who have  these unfortunates   in   charge,   and who  knows but that   when   you    are  leaving  this world   you   may    hear   the voice of  Christ dropping   to   your   dving pillow,  saying, "I   was   sick    and in prison and  you visited me."  Yea, I take the suggestion of the ApostleJPaul   and ask y-ou to  pray for all   who   are   in authority, that  we may lead quiet and   peaceful  lives in  godliness and honesty.  Goel'9 Representatives.  My word bow is to all who may come  to hold any public position ��������� of trust in  any city: You are God's representatives.  God, the King and Ruler and Judge, sets  you in his place. Oh, be faithful in the  discharge of all your duties, so that when  all our cities are in ashes, and the world  itself is a red scroll of flame, you may  be in the mercy and grace of Christ rewarded for your faithfulness. It was that  feeling which gave such eminent qualifications for office   to   Neal   Dow, mayor  ' of Portland,   and   to   Judge  McLean of  "Ohio, and to   Benjamin   F.    Butler, attorney   general, of   New   York,    and to  George Briggs,   governor   of   Massachusetts,   and   to    Theodore Frelinghuysen,  senator of the "United States, and to William Wiibefforce,member of ��������� tihe British  parliament..   You may make the rewards  of ���������eternity the emoluments of your office.  What care you for   adverse,  political cri:i  ticism if, you have   God   on,  your   side? j  The one, or the two,   or   the three years j  .of ;your   public   trust,   will'   pass   away, |  and all the years of your earthly, service,  and then the tribunal will   be   lifted before which you and'T must appear.    May  God make you so faithful now   that   the  last scene   shall   be' to   you exhilaration  and rapture I    I wish- now to   exhort all  good people,whether..they are   the . governors   or   the  igoverned,    to   make one  grand effort for the salvation, the purification, the redemption of our   American  cities.:   Do you   not know that there are  multitudes going down to ruin, temporal  and   eternal, ' dropping     quicker     than  words drop   from   my   lips?   Grogshops  6wallowcthem up.  Gambling hells devour  them.   Houses   of   shame   are   damning  therm    Oh,   let   us" toil   and   pray, and  preach and vote: until   all' these wrongs  are righted I -What we   do we   must   do  quickly.    With,  our   rulers,   and oh the  same platform, we must at last come .be-1-  fore the throne   of   God   to   answer   for  what we have done for the   bettering"   of  our great towns.    Alas, if on that day it  be found that   your hand   has   been idle  and my,pulpit has been silent! O ye who  are pure and honest   and   Christian,   go  to work   and   help' to   make   the cities  pure and honest and Christian!  ��������� Lest it may have been   thought that I  am addressing only what   are   called the  better classes,   my   final word is to some,  dissolute soul to whom these   words may  come.. Though you may be covered with  all crimes, though you may  be   smitten  with all leprosies, though you   may have  gone through the whole   catalogue of iniquity and may not .have been in : church  for 20 years, you may have   your nature  entirely reconstructed, 'and   upon   your  brow, hot-with  infamous   practices   and  besweated with exhausting; indulgences,  God will place the   flashing   coronet of a  Saviour's, forgiveness.    "Oh,    no!"   you  say. ''If you knew who I   aim and where  I came from, you   wouldn't say   that to  me.    rdon't   believe"  the gospel you are  preaching speaks of my   case."    Yes,   it  does, my brother.    And; then, when you  tell me that, I think of what   St.,, Teresa  said when reduced to '��������� utter   destitution.  Having only two1   pieces of   money   left,  she jingled   the v two pieces of money  in  her hand an 1 said, "St. Teresa   and two  pieces- of   money   are   nothing,   but  St.  Teresa and two pieces of money and God  are all things." And I tell you now that  while a sin and a   sinner   are nothing, a  sin and a sinner and an all forgiving and  all compassionate God are everything.  ^^^l^o^is.^halthaty.I'^.obmlng?.-! know  his step. I know his rags.   Who is-it?; A  prodigaL   Come, people of God, let usgo  out and meet him. Get .the best robe you  can find in all   the   wardrobe.    Let   the  angel of God fill their chalices and drink  to his eternal  rescue.    Come,   people   of  God, let,us go out   to   meet   him.    The  prodigal is coming   home.   'The   dead is  alive again, and the lost is found.  Pleased with the news, the   saints below  In songs their tongues employ;  Beyond -the skies the tidings go,  And heaven is filled with joy.  PUT T01E TEST.:,  THE MOST CONVINCING AND ABSOLUTE PROOF GIVEN,  IhatDr. Williams'Pink Fills Cure When  Other Medicines Fail���������What Tney Have  Done for Others They Will Do for You.  Nor angels can their joy contain,  But kindle with new fire;  "The sinner lost is found," they sing,  And strike the sounding-lyre.  '     That Robber Alcohol.  Edward Everett Hale preaches a mighty  temperance sermon in the close of an  article on the poet, Robert Burns." He  says:���������  "The English Government of that  time has been much ridiculed because,  for the noblest poet of the time, it could  find no gift-but the office of an exciseman. But it should be remembered that,  at that time, at least, '. no one supposed  that governments were formed to provide  for poets, or that provision for poets was  one of their duties. We live in a state of  high civilization, as we think; but even  with us, if you have a man like Hawthorne or Howells you have to make him  a consul; if you have a lady who writes  poetry you have to make her a postmistress. It is fair to the wretched ministry of the time to say that Burns himself asked for the office of exciseman, and  it is more than probable that the selection of the office was made by himself.  "And he died in his -thirty-seventh  year, so young! And wo should have had  so many more treasures from that warm  heart and ready pen, that sympathetic  friend of everybody who desired a friend,  if���������  "If���������  "If he had been able to resist the  temptations of liquor.  "Let it be remembered, then, that men  of his gift, men who have this exquisite  fiber of brain and sympathy of heart are  the special prey of this special devil,  And let it be remembered that 'taste  not, touch not, handle not' seem to have  been known, even by pure and temperate  men in Scotland, in their effort to suppress drunkenness. Such men, if they  counseled poor. Burns, only counseled  'moderation.'  "As if there could be, moderation in  playing with fire!  "It would seem that no man, woman  or child, not the father who loved him  nor the mother who bore him, no one  probably but his poor wife, ever begged  him or even asked him to give up whiskey, wine and all intoxicating liquor.  "What would the page of literature be  to-day had Robert Burns been tausht in  his childhood of the dangers to which  poets are the nearest? What would it be  had the ready sale of a 'social glass' been  prohibited, by law? What would it be had  he lived in a social order where gentlemen hate and despise drunkenness and  those who tempt men to drunkenness?  Where would it be had not all Scotland  combined to defeat his prayer when he  asked the good God that he might not  be led into temptation?"  , No remedy of modern times has offered  more, or stronger proof of its sterling  merit than has Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  The cures are not those of people in  foreign lands, but from all parts of our  .own country, and the statements made  are easily verified, by everyone in the  vicinity in which the cures reported  occur. When such proof as this is offered  doubt must cease, and the medicine must  be awarded the palni of superiority over  all others. Every mail brings letters  from grateful people in all parts,of Canada^ who have been cured by the use of  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, sometimes  after' years of illness and after other  medicines had faileel, and it is the words  of gratitude spoken by sufferers thus restored to health that has created the enor--  nious demand this medicine has. The following letter is but a fair sample of hundreds constantly beingj received:���������  The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.  Dear Sirs.���������I have great pleasure in  bearing testimony to the'medicinal value  of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, as a-blood  ;.purifier and health restorer. For, ten  years I was a victim to a complication  of troubles, beginning with quinsey and  followed by rheumatism and bronchitis.  My.physician toltl me the trouble had  become chronic, and that every winter I  would either have to house myself up or  go to a warmer climate. Two years ago  I was confined to my bed "and room from  February until May, under the doctor's  care. One day while reatling of the cures  wrought by' the 'use of Dr. Williams'  -Pink Pills, I determined to try them,  and I found a cure at last in this  splendid medicine*. I used a dozen boxes  of the pills and I have" never been better  in my life than I am now. and I hava  not been troubled in any way with my  old .complaints since I- discontinued the  use of the Pink Pills. '-'As I have already  stated I was a sufferer for years, and  during that period spent a small fortune  in doctor's medicine and drugs, only to  find in the end that Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills, accomplished what all other medicines failed to do. When my, friends who  know how often I was laid aside with  illness asked me what cured me I am  always happy to say Dr. Williams' Pink  Pill's.  Yours gratefully,  Mrs. J. A. McKIM,  Cataraqui.  Mr. and Mrs. McKim are among the  best known and most esteemed residents  of .Cataraqui, Ont. Mr. McKim has been  a travelling salesman for pianos and  organs in the district in which he resides  for upwards of twenty-five years.  What stronger proof than the above  can'bo had for the claim that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure when all other  medicines fail? If you are ailing give  this great medicine a fair trial and the  result will not disappoint you. The public are cautioned against numerous pink  colored imitations. Insist upon taking  nothing but tho packages which bear the  full trade mark "Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills for Pale People."  The Real, Cause.  Beatty���������What are you looking so  troubled about, old man?  Clark���������My mother-in-law was on that  steamer that went down yesterday near  Ireland.  Beatty���������But I read that there were  twenty women saved. Perhaps she was  one of them.  Clark���������That's the thought that struck  me just before I met you.  Ho-cv' to Clean Tour Lamp.  "Do you want to know how to polish  the lens of your lamp?" asked the repair  ,man. "If yon do, here you are: First  clean the surface with a pad of cotton  waste and then cover the pad with cotton velvet charged with fine rouge. This  will not only remove the scratches, but  will impart brillancy to tho glass.  Lenses in lanterns should not only be  clean and clear, but should be brilliant  as well, and brilliancy comes partly from  polishing.''  How to  Prevent and  Remedy Ro\vlc_s in  Children.  Those who are in charge of children  cannot be too strongly warned of the  evil of allowing them to walk very  young. The bones of a young child's leg  are soft, half cartilaginous and verv  easily bent. Many people who urge children to walk prematurely are responsible  for lasting injury. Long before sofl  bones ought to have any strain put upon  them one sees these poor infants made tc  stand or walk, and by thc time that thev  are* 2 years old they have to be put in  irons.'-When children arc a year old, they  should be encouraged to creep, but not  to walk till after IS months. Much may  be eione to straighten these little bent  limbs by rubbing "them with the hands  and trying to bend them very slightly in  a contrary direction. Wliere children oi  over 2 years old have decidedly bent legs,  they should be taken to a hospital or a .  good surgeon for advice. With the support of irons, bowlegs in little children  are, to a great extent, curable.  Smallest Picture in,the World.  Probably the smallest piece of painting iu the world is that executed by a  Flemish artist. It is painted on the '  smooth side of a grain of common white  corn, and pictures a mill, and a miller  mounting-a stair with a sack of grain on  his back. The mill is represented a������  standing on a terrace, and, near it is a  horse and cart, while a group of several  peasants is shown in" the road near by.  The picture is beautifully distinct, every  object being finished with microscopic  fielelity. yet by careful measurement it ig  shown that the whole painting does not  cover a surface of half'an inch square. THE  WEEKLY    NEWS    NJV., 22d,   A6gy '  fi  LOCAL  TbankBgiving next Thursday.  Mr. Ed. Mckim has returned.  A third shift of met u to be put on in  No. 4 to-morrow.  Mr. Abrama has been confined to his  house with rheumatism for some days.  Engines Kos. 1 efc 2 poked their noses  together yesterday but aro running tc-day.  Remember the Old Folks Concert Tuesday  the 23rd at Cumberland Hall; Singers in  costume, "Triumphal March.*'  In all your forgettinga, don't forget The  the Concert on the 29 :h in aid of the Hospital, and take tickets even if you can't attend.  Mr. P. M. Kelly, the photographer left  Friday for Nauaimo where he will take  charge of the Elite Photo gallery: expected  back by Xmas.  Miss Chambers among the ladies, won  first prize at the Whist tourna-nent, and  Mr. Frank Dalby won first prize ou gentlemen's side.  Farmers and their wives are invited to  be present at the Farmers Inetiuita meeting at Courtenay, Dec, 1. There is to he  a social a. d refreshments at tbe end of  tha proceedings.  Cards are out for the marriage of Mr.  Alien of New Westminster and Miss Annie Smith of Grantham. The marriage is  ,to come off Wednesday at the residence  of the bride'��������� mother.  At Anaconda, Col. 21, to Mr. and Mrs.  Star key Jones, formerly of  Unicn, a son.  Among tbe passengers per str. on the ISth  were J. Ford, A. Dick, E. McKim, Mr.  Westwood,, Mre. McLean and Miaa Peacey.  FOR SALE.  Garden,     Park,    ,and           Residental l_OTS.  _^_I���������_������������������Wffiffffijnjfflfri  The undersigned offers for sale his land on tie ;  Trent River flats; also lot No. 10 .Nelson district,  in horn One to Five Acre lots, as purchaser may  require, on the following conditions:  Trent   River  lot io Kelson  One acre   lots  en water-front  flats $125. .  One  acre lots on  water-front,  district, $100.  One acre lots, on Government Road  $85.  Two acre lots  "    '      '   "   '  '        " $rso  Three  "    "   . " " " 200  1TOTIOS.  The partenership hitherto existing"  between Dr. "Robert Lawrence and  Dr John West-wood is. by mutual  consent, this d--y dissolved. Alt outstanding* accounts can be paid to  either of the above up to 1st January  1898.  Union B.  C, Nov Is*,  1897.  (H-obert Lawrence.  Sig-ned ���������]  (John   Westwood.  BLACK   DIAMOND  NURSERY.  Four  Five  <i  tc  t(  ii  i i  c t  iC  ((  li  60  ?oo  o  One-third cash at time of sale, and the  balance  in two years, with interet at 7 per cent per annum.  For   further   particulars    apply to   F. Dalby,  Real Estate Ag'ent, Cumberland.  ���������HYACINTHS, Tulips, NARCISsi js, and various other bulbs  recently imported froim holland;  Peonies, Irises, shruus, plants, etc.,  for sale to order at,  1NTERTAVISH NURSERY,  Park Road, Victoria, B.C.  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby   given that application  will be made to the Legislative   Assembly  '   of British Columbia, at its next se.'sirn, for  an Aot to incorporate a Company with pow-  er .to construct, equip,    o-J-irate and maintain a railway, standard or Darro-.v gauge,  for   the,   oonveyiut?     of    pa-i-ren^erd    auei  -. freight from some   p-.iat   at   or   near   the  ���������head of Lynn Canal; ihnee   north-easterly  through the White   P_������������;   th-irce l>y Like  , Bernard to the southerly e-iri ...f  Like 1'eu-  nett; thence 'ollowing the b'-cj. to r.l;e emit.  ���������em boundary of Bri'tu.eh   C.������ uu-l-i i;   ������iui   j  rp'>w*er   to   construct,    equip,    operate   au-.!  -ina:n;aii> br%nuh   Itne-i   aod   all    rj.-o������.ss,-iy  roads, bridges, v-ajs, ferries, evharve-t.w, m.ciiS  and coal bunkers,    also   ste.Mn    ami    otier  ves els and hoita,   and   generally  to curry  on the busiueaa of tran.ipnrcucion; wi h pow   j  er to erect, operate and mahicaiu telegraph  anel telephone Jin en  in counec'.iou  with the  said railways aud branches*, anel for transmission of   massages   for the   public,   an-1  t- inquire  water   rights,    and   to g&nera;e  electricity for tbn seipply of light, heat anel  power as well for their own use as to sell  aud supply to the public; aud wich   power  to" expropriate lands for the   purposes of the  Company, and   to   acquire lands,  bonuses,  privileges or other aids   from any government, or persons, or  bodies corporate' and  to make traffic  or other arrangements with  railways,   steamboats   or  other companies;  ���������with power to  build   waggon   roads  to be  used in   the   construction of   such railways  or in advance of the same' and to  levy aud  colhct tolls from all partie-s using, aud ou  frei-.h<   pasting    over,    any    such   roaela;  with ail such other right*, power or privileges as may be necessary or incidental or  conducive to the   attainment of  the above  objects, or any of them.  Bodwell, Irving & Duff,  Solicitors for  the Applicants.  Victoria, B. C. 2Sch October,-1897.  Cumberland, Nov. 12, 1891  ROBERT LAWRENCE  Comor. IRoafc, IRanaimo, JS. (L  Fruit trees of ai! descriptions.  Ornamental treesandshrubs.  P. 0. BOX 190   X X X X X X X X X X X  HUTCH ERSON -S: PERRY.  Bspmalt & M&iEio M    |V;|'  Time   Table   No.    28Mi  v'si  To take effect at 8 a.m.   on Ale.nday Vjr  29ch 1S97.    Train.s run on 1'aciii M  Standard time. Iff  GOING NORTH���������Read vb\/i{}\    |l>iUly. I.'jl  Lv. Victoria for "Sniiaiir.o uiid | a. m.  | Jm  V--eliirigtoM |   &.(,(-,   ' * '���������*  .Ar. x\arj.<irno |    J1..JS | l,y  Ar.  Woiiirj^tori   |   12.15 j B-j-  G OING   S O U TH���������keaD upjjj  i a m r{|  I LuiJy. i 1/  ' ^-fii'  A r. Victoria (    j".",0    ���������*-'  Lv. N.'injiiino for Victoria. .-   |   S.iO'  Lv,  \\ cl liJiiLon'Tor Vjclc-ria   |   S.U't  Wh  For  rntf-s an el information apply   at{-'  priiiy'.-i e.fiice-9, h'  A.DUXSMUUt, JOSEPH lWK'lil-  'Ocir'Ajj  Preaielcnt.  U. K.PKIOK, ;  Gen. Freight and PnssonKtJ  wi1���������_ii- -M_-rri-_niiiinB_tiiip.-nwi������ini-__r^w-������ ������_*������*������������������������ ��������� -  "l^XJSJro fos _D_>asTc_'..  George I3i.su is now prepared -  nish Music for Dances and St.!  Parties.    Terms moderate. t  AND  k  f*  rgai|s.  REV. \V. HICKS, Uxox,   B. C  HAS   ACCHP 1 l-D Till-: AGKNCY FROM  the 1' E R L I N PI AN O and  ORG,\7< CO.,  I'F.ki.iN,   Ont., to  SMI,L THEIR HIGH CLASS INSTRUMENTS in'ihis ms'j'RiCT.   These  INS'I'RUMENTS AR1-, OF SUPERIOR  TOUCH, JONK. AND TUNE, AND  HANDSOMELY    FINISH KD IN V.'.KI-  uus designs. Prices VERY  .MODERATE.  'Gordon MurdocKi  Third St        Union, B ,-  Jglacksrqltl7ir]  in all its  branches,    a  1 *���������,  and VVaP'ons  neat-    m  ly Kt'jjaiViid^^^BajwBj^Kfi1  Suuie.iihe  to;   The  News  .1*2.oj'-t'  .nniim ��������� <J('  I ������������������������ I  * '-(Si  &  ,\_A7'^__  P\  l\! ftf  f.  E~?~_sa m  *     /^M  ������,  H  n    a  C_3 i^_#  c-    fc  *&    tfvj "*f/ !������*���������������������������:��������� t*y  -^ AAv:$' . s  $r^  ^.. f  VS. y i  ..<&  r'L'.V'Sk, 'Vft  il s     ^  Li' .-* .,    '  /���������/..-h' IVf, lv ;  ^-r-<  fpii  Nil; i-% *A .   l:V._JJ   _ .L ������������������/  ,i-K_.t2������" 's_i'   <i.jtV   V_,'������>_V  m  s^,>,  ec^\ (������?\>H\  ������u C������ _:  -visj^ -,  m^ e_Ss.i������*������  mMm  m  i-'i'* Vr'fl  i,:_>' iiS_ii fc i? ^ fe^      dfe & r��������� ^al  l<&j ll_y  ^1 SS  ^L _a__k*WL'  f#ll������'  ^  m  m tf  is  . _ii  For the Best  terns in Air-t i  Stoves, go to the  ion Store.  Pat-  gh t  Un-  lecture  Re-. A. B. Winchester of Victoria will  lecture on "Scienoe and Revelation" at the  Presbyterian Church, Wednesday evening,  the  24th  inst.    No   charge  for admission.  Rev. Mr.. Winchester is a good speaker,  and it is earnestly hope 1 there will be a  good attendance.  NOTE.���������Dispatch, received from "Rev.  Mr. Winchester as we g*o to press that  he has been unavoidably detained.  FOR  Air-  n\/M. See the WINDOV/oP Our MBIfABS  BIFIETIMT.  U V SLD  The Stoves are the best.     The prices the lowest.  ���������Wedding   presents.    See  thc   stock  new) of silverware at Leiser's.  Notice To  Taxqayers  Notice is hereby given that all Taxes  due and payable to December 31st 1897  on Comox Roll including Cumberland  property, must be paid. After that dite  all properties in arrears will be advertised  for sale.  W.  B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector  Union, B, C., Nov. 9th, tSgj-  '&%3;   'ffl*   '^S-v-    ii   'fefflS?''  .. ^ C^! 1? s .__i#___i^_i   ,!^i^ ^ 9 la J" as ^|i  /4-_     -I'*:"J"'-. tt-t-T     ^"^ t571Dft   ���������������,,'''^>-       "I?"'";"*!-- V-'ii^'A r-F'Z  /S?<& F^'^V cr7,*"-   <C->?'IV-',' 7r^'r%, ���������flTW1*  ii  if  '������������������'  ���������^i  ���������4  ! M  m  !i  Ml  iyii  IS  isy  I  ���������1  *. -f  ���������*-IJ  '���������*!

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