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The Weekly News Oct 12, 1897

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 1 fcr  jfe������! ^  ft   ,  V*^  1JM4<t2Jz  NO.    256.     UNION  ' CGIvIOX    DISTRICT,  B. C., TUESDAY   OCT.,, 12th,   1897..$2.00 PER    ANNUM.  g@?S������@3Sfe?  SSSSS@S!^SSSSS^SS&  ir'  For the choicest meats we are head , quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese, 3^011 should do  so' at once. Fresh .vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES������������������*^  ge  If ������  i  Fresh Salmon,    1897    Pack,   in   Half     ound  Tins, t  wo  for  15 cents.  kCaZXGKBttlZMItJWMa T WHPWSST..-OKO;  Whole Strips. Boneless  Two  Pound   Blocks.  L..  41  ,1 a  n  7,0  u  Epvsn  A Full Line of ihe BEST GROCERIES for Family  Look at our F.iil Stock in Men's, Ladies and Children's  and U rider wear.  Trade.  Cloth  ing  ���������*������"sr $i  m  m  min*   a  m  ps^ff&o  We Have-  Just    received   a    shipment    of *||  Rubber Goods   direct  from the  from  the    factory,   composed  of  Water  Bags,   Ice   Bags,   Syringes,   Atomizers, Tubing,   etc.  GOOD   SUPPLY OF ALL THE   POPULAR  MEDICINES.  PA TENT  f erlunic  .nd Toilet Articles.. Soaps, Brushes & Combs.  Prescription   and   Family Recipes   Accurately Dispensed ......  HEADQUARTERS  for   Stationery   Sl    School    Books.  Peacey &Co. Druggists,  Union.  ggr Open on Sundays from 10 to 11 o'clock a. m.  and from 3 to 6 o'clock p. m.  M. J.   HENRY,  Nursery man  ������  nd  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Greenhouse. Nursery. Apiary and Post-  office Address,   6o4   Westminster    Road.  Larue stock of flowering bulbs fer foil  planting at eastern prices or less.  Finest stock of transplanted three and  four years old fruit tree3 1 ever offered,  An extra choice assortment of small fruit  plants xcd bushes, roses, ornamentals, etc.  at lowest cash prices.  -NO AGENTS ! Send for catalogue before placing your order; it will pay you,  GORDON   MURDOCK'S  ...  ^^^S^aaBaB^^-LIVERY.  Sinrfe^and Double Rig's  to let  ���������at���������  BeasonaMe Priced  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  UNION, B. C.  ���������r������r������;7-^mili - ��������� i.i.tJJ' m���������������m-y"  NOTICE  All persons are forbidden to deposit night  soil or garbage upon  or near  tbe hospital  grounds, under penalty of the laWi  THE   COURTENAY  EXHITBITICOSr.  THURSDAY as early as 9:30 a. m., the  doors were open for the judges, who  began their duties of testing exhibits,and  awarding prizes.  Oats, and cereals were remarkable for  their .size and rleaness, and wheat for  plumpness and hardness. Pumpkins of  which one would apparently furnish pies  for a season, squashes,i cabbages, cauliflower, fine tomatoes, cucumbers, turnips)  beets, and every vegetable in season, all  of unusual size were arranged about the  place.  There were rosy cheeked and yellow  tinted apples, large dark purple plums,  perfectly shaped pears, fine peaches, and  lucibus grapes.  Tne butter display was creditable and  perplexing to the judges, who found it no  easy task to discriminate between some  of it.  The bread and cakes looked excellent,  two handsome wedding cakes graced the  table (where the, staff of life was displayed  in many and various shaped loaves.)  The cut flowers were choice and attractive; pansies, sweet peas, and beautiful  roses and buds. Of potted plants  there was a small collection, -though a  few were handsome.  There were some fine chickens, geese,  pedigreed bovines, and blooded equine^,  and fine sheep., Mr. Bridges exhibited  the Comox hedge hog in a cage.  The W.r'C. T. U.} furnished excellent  lunch on the grounds, good coffee, and  sandwiches.  The Ladies' Work shown was1 fair, but  there was not a large display this year.  There were two contestants for Mrs.  Whitney's Special Prize for dressei doll,  both.liule "Misses of Union, under twelve.  Sever.il ladi^si^x^Jairaed, **I could,riot do  as well," on ex.im ni-ig the daintily attired  dolls. Theree ladies from the visitors  kindly consented to act as judges. "As  the work 'on both costuires is so good  it seems scarcely just to have a first  prize," said one lady.  Miss Marguerite Little's stylishly  attired doil, was universally admired.  The tucking and stiching were beautifully  done. The fashionable cape, and especially the hat were proofs of artistic taste,  in a child so young The judges declared  if there we're only buttons and buttonholes the costume would be complete.  Miss Mary Anderson's doll was attired  in a more juvenile style. The feather  stichiwg was regularly done; each garment  was buttoned on and the Brownie bonnet  was most becoming.  The Special Prize given by Mrs. Whitney was awarded to Mary Anderson;  another special prize given by Mrs. Chas.  Watson was awarded to Marguerite  Little.  TIGKKJIR,   ZBIRAA-ILSrilDS  ALL KINDS, QUALITIES & SIZES  Just arrived from the Gait  Knitting Mills, men's sizes ranging from 36 to 46.     Boys' underwear, a Specialty,  prices   away  ~~���������McPHEfS Hr MOORBi'.S.  down at  Geo. Grieve ist; one yr old, Geo.   Grieve  2nd; colt, suckling, Geo. Grieve 1st.  General Purpose.���������Stallion, Wm.  Huband 1st; colt two }>rs old, Geo.  Grieve 1st; H. Creech 2nd; suck ling colt  Wm. Roy isi; Chas. Bridge-* - 2nd.; general purpose team, Thos. Cairns 1st.  Roadsters.���������Cole two vrs old, Geo.  Grieve 1st; suckling,colt, H.C. Lucas  1st  Graded Sheep.���������Two ewes, ��������� shearling, A. Urquhart 1st; R. J. Smith 2nd  ram lamb, Wm. Robb ist;_ewe lamb, A.  Urquhart 1st: Wm. Robb 2nd; fat sheep  R. J. L-imb 2nd.  Berkshire Pigs.���������Boar one yr old,  A. Urquhart 1st.  Graded.���������Sow   with   litter,   A.    Ur-  1  quhart 1st.  Poultry..���������Turkey, trio, C Bridges  1st; duck3, Aglesbury, C. Bridges 1st;  ducks, Rouen, Thos. Cairns 2nd; geese,  Toulouse, C. Eridges 1st; graded, J.'Mc-  Piiee 1st: L'ingsha ns, Geo. Roe ist;  riy.nouth Rocks, W. ' Hodgson 2nd;  Brown Leghorns, Mr. Bo.vier is',; H. C.  Lucas 2nd; Buff Leghorns, Mrs. H.  Grieve 2nd; Hoii-lans, J.' A. H dliday  2nd; Giint:, Edward Creech 2nd;-Ban-  ta 11s, C. Bridges 1st; E. Creech 2.id.  Butter.���������5 two lb rolls, Duncan Bros.,  i.st; Y\ in. Lewi.-,,.2nd; Thos. Cairns 3rd;  pricked, 2 > lbs, Thos.  Cairns   1st; Child*  2iJ"; D'l-icaii Bros. 3rd; print,   three,   lbs  Mrs" C.fiid.'rsi; Mrs. Halliday 2nd; Mr.  ���������L:.vis  3-d.  Ch.i;.S :.���������Home  made,   A.   Urquhart  1st.  ���������Mrs. C. calls on Mrs. T.��������� "Gocd  morning Mrs. J. Did you heai that  Cheap John has 20 tons of goods coming  up on next boat?" "No." "Well, he  has, and he says he will hew to the line,  let the chips fall where they may."  "Good for him ! that's what we need."  *ti  AWARDED.  The following is a list of prizes awarded at the Exhibition, Courtenay, October  7th. Where there is no first prize marked, it means that under a clause of the  constitution, the judges considered the  exhibit was not worthy of a first prize :  Durhams.���������Bull three yrs  old,   Wm.  Robb 1st.  Jerseys.���������Bull three yrs old, H. Carter 1st; Duncan Bros. 2nd. Bred cow in  calf or milk, A. Urquhart 1st. Heifer  two yrs old, A. Urquhart 1st. Heifer  one year old, W. Roy ist..  Holsteins.���������Br.li cne yr old, S. F.  Crawford rst. Cow in calf or milk, S. F.  Crawford 1st; heifer one yr old, S. F.  Crawford I.  Graded Cattle.���������Milk cow, Mr.  Bowler 2nd; heifer two yrs old, A. Urquhart 1st.  Any Breed.���������Pen of calves,  Duncan  Bros., 1 st.  draught Horses.���������Mare with   colt,  Vegetables.���������G irden, brace   of   cabbage, Thus. Cairns 1st; J.  McCann   2nd;  six turnips, J. J. R. Miller 1st; six carro:s  Thos.   C linis   1st; C.   Bridges   2nd;   six  table corn, S. J. Piercy 1st; J. J. R  Miller  2.id; six parsnips, J. McCaun 1st;    Tnos.  Cairns 2nd; beets, J. A. Kalliday- 1st;' j.  McCann   2nd;   two  celery, A.    Salmond  ist,   Geo.   Roe   2.1;   two   squash,     Win.  Hodgson   1st,   J.   A.   Haliday   2d;     two  pumpkins, Thos.   Cairns   1st,  J.   W. Mc-  C inn 2.1; th re'i veg. marrows, C. Bridges  iii;   six    tomatoes,   J.   A.    Haliday   1st,  Ho dgson 2d; six cucumbers,  J. P.   Davis  1st; two  cauliflowers, j. J. R. Miller  2d;  six white onions, Thos Cairns   1st,   Dun-  c m Bros., 2 J; six red onions, J.  McCann  1st, J.J.R.Millar 2d; one qt. onions, J.J.R.  Miller isi; one qt.   shallots,    J.   McPhee  ist, J.J.R.Miller 2d; two citron melons, J.  McCann  ist, Mrs. H. Grieve 2d; one pt.  garden peas, J.J R.Miller   ist;   one pt. of  string beans, R. J. Smith ist, J. P. Davis  2d; three plants Scotch   Kale,    A.   Urquhart  ist; brussel sprouts, J. McP-hee   ist.  Field Produce.���������Sheaf of wheat, A.  Urquhart ist, J. A. Halliday 2d; sheaf of  barley, C. Bridges   2d; sheaf of oats, A.  Urquhart   ist, Mr.  Bowler  2d;  one half  bushel of S. wheat, Geo.   Grieve   ist,  A.  Urquhart 2d; one-half bushel   white oats,  H. Creech ist, A. Urquhart   2d; one-half  bushel Early Rose potatoes, John   Fraser  ist, S. J. Piercy 2d; one-half bushel Elephant potatoes, Davis ist, C. Bridges 2d;  Late Rose potatoes,.S.Crawford ist, Mrs.  H. Grieve 2d: new  variety, Hallid-iy ist,  j.   McPhee  2d;  three new   varieties   of  potatoes, R. J. Smith   ist, S. F Crawford  2d; six swede turnips,  S.  J.    Piercy   ist,  Robb 2d, six mangolds (Globe) Robb ist;  six mangolds, long red, Doncan Bros. let,  J. Mundell 2d; six  carrots, white, J. J. R.  Miller ist; collection   of vegetables,   2-of  each" variety,  not   less   than   10   species,  Holiday ist. Thos Cairns 2d.  Fruit.���������Gravenstien apples, Duncan  Bros- ist, J. Mundell 2d; Duchess of  Oldenburg, A. Salmond ist; Early Harvest Thos Cairns ist; Snow apples, Miss  Barnes ist; Golden Russetts, Thos. Rose-  burg 1st; Baldwins, Robb ist, J. J. R.  Miller 2d: Northern Spy, Robb ist, J.J.R.  Miiler 2d; six Greenings, Thos Cairns ist,  Thos Rosebury 2d; Gloria de Mundi, VV  Robb. 1; Thos. Cairns 2; Ben Davis, T  Rosebury 1; Mr. Halliday 2; Yellow Bel1  flower, Mr. Miller ist; Thos. Cairns 2nd;  plate of any o-her kind, Mr.    Miller   jst;  Wiii. Robb 2nd; four largest apples, Wm  Robb ist; Thos. Cairns 2nd; twelve crab  apples, J. Mundell ist; Thos. Rosebury 2  plate of any other  kind   of   pear;,   Wm.  Robb ist; five winter Nelhs,   J.    Mundell  ist; Wm. Robb 2nd; Vicar of Wakefield  pears, J. Mundell ist; Wm.. Robb   2nd;  Flemish Beauty, Wm.   Robb ist; Louise  Bon de Jersey, Thos. Cairns ist; plate of  other kind, J. Mundell   ist;   Wm.- Robb  2nd; six preserving plums,  Mr.   Halliday  ist; six yellow  egg  plums,   J.   Mundell  ist; Mr. Miller   2nd;   red   plums,   Wm.  Robb ist; Lombard plums, Mr. Halliday  ist; Wm. Robb 2nd;   three   bunches   of  gr.ipes, light, C. Bridges ist;  three   bunches of grapes, dark, J   Mundell   1st;   A.  Salmond 2nd; six peaches,   Early  Craw'- ,  ford, J. Mundell ist; prunes, S. F.  Crawford ist; best collection of fruit, Mr. Mil-  '  ler ist,  Thos  Cairns  2d; desert  plums,  Halliday   ist; Alexanda,  A  Salmond  1;  Wealthy, Mundell 1; Roseborough 2   '  Note.���������J. J. R.   Miller   was   2nd   in  Louise Bon de Jersey  FuBsrruE���������R; J; Smith, 1  Floral���������Dahlias, J. P.   Davis,  1; J. J. .  R.   Miller 2; pansie3,  J.  P.  D.*via 1; Mrs.  Robb,  2: roaes,    D+vin   1; gladiolaa,  Mr������.  Ha'lid-iy,  1; a3ters Mrs.  H.dliday 1; Mr������. ���������  Robb 2; petuviia-.', Davis 1; aweet peas.. Mr/  Rubb, 1; Mrs.  Halliday 2; col. of annuals  Mr*   Robb 1; Mrs.  Halliday 2; col. of pits  Dj.vis 1; Bridges -2;. fuchia's, Davis, 1; botr  qaet fo,- table Mm.. Halliday 2; hand bouquet Mrs.  Robb 2; floral design Mrs Robb  1; hanging brisket   Davis 1; col.  of begon-  Bias  Mrs* R >bli 2; loaf h. m.   bread, Mrs.  If. Grieve, 1; Mr*. U.iliiday 2: col.   h,  m.  bread aud cake, Mrs. Bridges 1: col.  of ba  ker.-rbread and ca'.-.e^, H.   C.   Lucas, 1; Maroon i Kros,   2.  Lauijjs Work . ���������Crochet tidy coton. Mrs.  Wai. Duucan 2d; cbiHs   buggy   rug,   Mm.  Tciit, 21; child j  dreds,    Mrs,    McPhee   1st;  table cover,   Miss  Ca'.heart 1st, Mrs. Robb  21; table   scarf,   Mrs.  Tain 2d; wool-work  cushion, Mrs. R.J. Smith 2d; pillow slips,  Mrs. Cairns 1st: six buttou-holes,  Miss Hilda S-nith 1, Mrs. R. J. S.uith 2J;  stockings  darned, Mrs. J. McPnee lit; Mrs. H. Smith  2J; drawn-work,   Mrs.   Bridges   1st; fancy  aprons, by girls  mider 12,   Miss B. McPhee  1st.; silk  patch-.vork, Mrs. J. McPhee  1st,  Mrs. C. Hooper 2 1; skirt,. Mrs. Wm. -Duncan lafc; gauts so'j.'cs, cotton or woolen, Mrs..  Wm. Duncan   1st; beadwork cushion   foot  sto.)l, Mrs. Tait l.sfc; flowers,  woolen.  Airs.  R J. Smith   1st;   tatting,    Mrs.   Tait 2d;  piu-cuahiori,   Mrs. Robb   ldt, Mrs. Tait 2d;  head-rest,  Mrs.   Robb    1st;   collection   of  marine shells, Miss Gertrude Lillian Bridges  j   lit; greatest number jiys'heads, C Bridges  SPEdAL   PRIZE.  Special prizes for Dressed Dolls as follows:  Offered by Mrs. M: Whitney, awarded to-  Miss Mary' Anderson of Union; offered by  Mrs. Chas. Watson, awarded Miss Marguerite Little of Union.  For    best Heavy Draught team, rawhide  whip,   value $1,00 awarded to Thos. Cairns;  a whip, value   ������1,00 by VV.    Wiliard   for  best single Tnru-out awarded toC. Bridges  Awarded  Hi������fcest Honors���������World's Fafef  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair.  A Pure Grape Cream of Tarfc'.r Pcr/d!t :������������������  40 YEARS THE STAKDAFJ*  /I V#M'.. ������������������������������������*���������>:���������. ��������� .' .   ,���������   I,   ��������� .���������  :*i,.. '';..'  I  Subscribers who do not receive their v>apfr ree-  alarly will please Botiiy us at cnce.  i   , ��������� , ��������� -  I   Apply at the office for advertising rates.   '  _ the ���������������������������.news.-'-;  ;.;-.  ,' tj^ion. B.a  7  The Week's Commercial  Summary.  j    Commercial failures in   the   Dominion  this week number 37   against  29   a year  ago. ���������'"''���������'/.',  i     The   stocks   of   wheat   at Toronto are  ��������� 113,793 bushels as against 119, S76 bushels  lasc week and' 63,531 bushels a year ago.  The   visible,  supply   of   wheat   in the  United States and' Canada   decreased 1,-  ' 839,000 bushels   last   week,    while corn  increased over 1,000,000 bushels:   ; <  The statement of tho CanadianPaciilo  ���������Railway.for the.,-month   of   April, 1897,  ���������eaye:. Gross earnings..    ������1,017,859; working   expenses,     ������990,742;    net     profits,  '������027,117.  :  The ., amount of   wheat   on  passage to  . Europe decreased 1,44.0,000, bushels   last  week,1 and,the  total ' is" only V1S:'560,000  bushels   as   compared   with     30,400,000  'bushels a year ago.    T:  The Government has issued a regulation in connection with customs packages  which is important to business men.  .Hereafter packages valued under fifty  cents will not be dutiable, and such  packages will be delivered by the post-  office.  /. ';. . /���������  It is generally ' conceded ��������� that the  Frenoh wheat crop is 61,000,000 bushels  short, but as France has an import duty  of 36.8c. per bushel, prices there will have  to advance about 7c. to make it profitable  to import foreign wheat. France is the  largest consumer outside of England, in  i Europe.; 7  C    There is a better   feeling   in wholesale  'circles ati;Toronto, but as yet there is no  ��������� perceptible   increase   in   the   volume of  business. Grain crops are said to be looking well, and, the   damage   to .fruit trees  iby the late frost is favorable, and on tho  adjournment   of    Parliament   increased  activity   is   expected.    Money   is cheap.  ,Over a million and a   half   dollars   were  paid to shareholders by banks this week,  jthe profits of the past six months,  and a  ! good share of this sum will be reinvested.  The annual   meeting   of   the Bank of  Montreal was held on Monday.    Mr.    E.  ��������� S. Clouson, the general   manager,   while  jnot over-sanngine,   declared   that cthere  [was hope in the   situation,    but   the ut-  j most caution was needed. On account of  'jexisting conditions in the United ��������� States.,  and Canada, they could hardly expect to  see the end of their troubles   in   the immediate future. 'He also said   there was  nothing more   dangerous   to a country's  financial stability than frequent  changes  in its fiscal policy. v  Odds and Ends.  /    In all countries tho rate  ��������� Increasing.  of   suicides is  I The people of the United States have  'over $350,000,000 invested in church  ^property.      c  The bones or tombs of more   than  200  giants have been found in various   parts  jof Europe.  j     The oldest flute in the   world is   made  ;of the thigh bone   of   a   sheep, and was  found in a tomb on tlie jSiile.  The   torpedo   fish    sometimes   weighs  eighty pounds, and a single   shock   from  ! this fish will kill the strongest horse.  I One 64-year-old resident of Pettis, Mo.,  says that he has never worn a pair of  overshoes, a watch or a paper collar.  i    An absolutely -fireproof   chimney, fifty  .feet high,   has   been    built   of  paper in  Breslau.    It is the only one of the  kind.  | A meeting of 2,000 persons over seventy   vears   of   age   is  annually,held.in  .Leicester, Eng., and of these over 400 die  be'fore the nest anniversary.  Large numbers of rural farms in Northern New England, abandoned, by Yankee farmers, have been occupied and reclaimed by French Canadians.  Brooklyn became a city in 1S34,   when  'its inhabitant,'' numbered 4,500, and it is  ��������� about to   end   its   separate   history as a  J municipality with a population of 1,140,-  000.  '��������� In the neighborhood of Easton, Md., a  new colony of Hollanders lias discovered  growing wild in the woods the sponge  mushroom, an edible species highly esteemed in Europe.   1 ��������� There are only about 1,000 Germans in  the whole of Mexico.  ��������� Mr. T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio,  writes : "I have been afflicted for some  time with Kidney and Liver Complaint,  and find Parmelee's Pills the best medicine for these diseases. These Pills do  not cause pain or griping, and should be  used when a cathartic is required. They  are Gelatine Coated, and rolled in the  Flour of Licorice to preserve there purity,  and give them a pleasant agreeable taste.  ���������: Just the Opposite.  Mrs. Gabbleton���������I understand that  your husband cannot meet his   creditors.  Jlrs. Fales���������-On the contrary, he says  he caa:t help meeting, them at every  turn. That is the reason he goes out so  eeldom.  1    No family living in a   biliousj country  should be without Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills.    A few doses taken now   and   then  . will keep the   Liver   active,   cleanse   the  . Btomach and bowels from all bilious mat-  . ter, and prevent Ague.    Mr. J.   L.  Price,  ! Shoals, Martin Co.. Ind., writes :    "I have  ' tried a box of  Parmelee's Pills   and   find  . them the best   medicine   for   Fever  and  ���������Ague I have ever used."  BRITAIN'S  ESTATES,  Terrl-  Sketch of the Great Extent of JBter  ���������  tories. ; '���������'.'.'.' '  ,It is safe to say that never has a monarch been called upon to reign over a  realm of greater extent or wider influence  than that'which acknowledges Victoria  as Queen and Empress.  The British isles alone consist of not  far short of a thousand distinct islands  or islets, excluding isolated pinnacles  or rocks. Their area is 121,115 square  miles,.'forming' the, boundaries, within  which some eighteen and a half millions  of males and nearly nineteen and a,. half  million females live, 7 move, and have  their being. They are fearfully in debt  as'a nation,'to the amount of something  like 080 millions, with an income of  ninety-one millions'.   .  The British Empire is a political creation without parallel in the world's history:: \ It", is scattered- here, there, and  everywhere, with .an "area approaching ten  Mmmk  LORL>  LEICESTER.  million square miles. Its 400 millions of  inhabitants represent all degrees and  phases of civilization. The Queen's  Christian subjects are in the minority,  there beingtwo hundred million Hindoos,  some seventy million Mohammedans,  and eight million Buddhists. Something  like 130 languages and dialects are spoken  in this vast realm, in each !of which the  Bible is printed.  The Union Jack now floats triumphantly over a continent, a hundred  peninsulas, five hundred promontories,  a thousand lakes, double that number of  rivers, and no less than ten thousand  islands! This stupendous estate enables  the Britisher to perform a feat which the  native of no other nation can imitate���������  to circumnavigate the, globe and touch a  -portion of the national possessions the  whole journey. Sailing from England,he  makes for Halifax, N.S., dashes across  Canada to Vancouver, thence by the  Pacific to Hong Kong. Resuming his  way he halts at Singapore. Penang,  Mauritius, Cape Town, Stl- Helena, the  latter place being the last stoppage ere  Britain's white cliffs are reached. There  ���������is, however, an . alternate route after  arriving,at Penang; thence he can go to  Ceylon, Bombay, Aden, Perim, Malta,  Gibraltar, and home again.  All zones are embraced in the British  Empire, irom the icy wilderness of Hudson Bay to the tropical jungles of India.  There is scarcely a product of commercial value which a British province does  not bring forth in its highest perfection.  Notwithstanding the diversified elements  comprised in this tremendous organization, the Government, with very are exceptions, -maintains order, and there is  no apparent signs of dissolution.  Without a doubt the most splendid  jewel in the Queen's crown is the Indian  Empire, which is equal-in size, if we  exclude Russia, to to the Continent of  Europe. Its population, bordering on  three hundred millons, is composed of a  variety of distinct nationalities, professing a multitude of religious, practising  diverse rites, and speaking different  tongues. Official reports states there are  over a hundred distinct languages, as  apart from ��������� dialects, spoken- in India.  Many of the races are further divided  by discordant prejudices, conflicting  social usages, and antagonistic material  interests.  The diversified elements constituting  the Indian possessions represent, according to a late Governor-General, as complicated a social and political organization as has ever taxed human ingenuity  to govern and administer.  After India comes Canada, and the  Australian colonies, which are about to  form a new southern Dominion.  Canada Under  Quee:;!  Victoria.  mniversary of our Queen's  The sixtieth  coronation furnishes a f;2W excellent opportunities fur measuring our national  progress. When the Queen ascended the  throne in ISo" Canada was the seat of a  good deal of political disaffection, which  resulted in serious outbreaks of rebellion.  British North America was a group of  separate and, in large degree, unsympathetic provinces, each with its independent legislature, having little intercourse  or trade with each other,. Our cities wcrq  few and small, ill-paved, ill-lighted, with  few buildings of any architectural pretensions. Roads' were few and poor, and  interprovincial communication was difficult and, at the breaking up of the winter, almost impossible. Canada was a  giant without bones.  Since then our magnificent' railway  system, from Cape Breton to Vancouver,  connects the tide waters of the Atlantic  with those of the Pacific, and forms one  of the strongest links of the Queen's  Highway from Great Britain to her possessions in the remotest East. The scattered provinces have become a great Dominion, controlling half a continent,  with the largest and best wheat-producing area, and offering the best opportunities for civilized settlement, in the  world. Its internal navigation by means  of its splendid canal system, lakes and  rivers, present possibilities for tho vast  enlargement of its commerce. Its resources of the mine, the forest, and the  field, its deep   sea and   inshore   fisheries,  have been greatly developed and give  promise of still greater expansion in the  future. Its educational institutions, magnificently housed and equipped, have won  name and fame in distant lands. Canada  forms about two-fifths of the far-extended  British Empire, and is thoroughly devoted; to its sovereign and to British connection. The outlook of, its future is not,  surpassed by that of any other portion of  the Queen's dominions.        '   ,  ���������^* ���������^fc; ���������1|^ ���������' V' ���������  <��������� Victoria has been contemporary to  twenty-eight kings, six 'emperors,., four  czars, three queens, thirteen presidents,  ten princes, five sultans and many petty  rulers of smaller states of Europe and  Asia. ���������������������������..���������.  Some Opened Tombs.  In his (Milton's) early Latim poem ,he  had anticipated that ,he would one day  wear the Parnassian laurel, and added:  "Astego ���������*��������� * '* seetira 'pace quieseam."  The first part of his youthful prohpecy  was amply fulfilled, not, alas I'tho'secpnd.  Dr. Garth 'complained' that,"E'en  churches arc no' sact'tiaries how"; and  the complaint is emphasized by what  befell the remains of the great'/ Puritan.  He was buried.< in St. Giles's, Cripple-  gate; on November 12, 1074, and for one  hundred and nineteen years-���������until 1793  ���������no monument was raised over his  grave, and the exact- spot of his interment was; forgotten. But in 1790 search  .was made, and on! August 3 it was announced that his coffin had been found.  Tho church authorities rightly "disdained  to disturb the sacred ashes." But that  night a publican, a pawnbroker, a surgeon, and. a, coffin-maker,'' got into the  church and opened .the leaden shell. The  publican "pulled hard at.the teeth" and  at last got one.knocked out by a stone!  These body-snatchers felt strongly inclined to steal the whole lower jaw; and,  after pawing and handling the hallowed  remains, these sacrilegious wretohes tore  out some of the hair and stole some of  the bones. As recently as 1S52, a writer  in'"Notes and ..Queries" says: "I have  handled one of Milton's ribs." Well  might the poet Cowper protest against  these grewsome and indecent familiarities committed by ignorant and graceless, boors!���������The Very Rev.' F. W. Farrar,  in the Forum.  Obeying Orders.  "May It please your majesty," Interrupted the head chef deprecatingly, "the  fattest captive objects to being eaten on  the plea that he is,a great philanthropist."  A smile o'er spread the features of the  cannibal chieftain. "If that iB the case,"  he said, "serve him at once for dinner.  My physician has recommended me to  take"���������    .,       ::',.   -  He drew his belt a hole tighter.  ���������"a generous diet. Yesi"���������Now York  Press.-' .  A Very Busy Official.  The'busiest consul in thenworld' is the  British consul at New York. The British shipping at .New York aggregates  about 4,000,000 tons ^annually, and from  85,000 to 30,000 seamen are paid off and  shipped each year; .involving the handling  of about ������8,000,000 for seamen's wages.  The second busiest consul in the world  is the British consul at Constantinople,  which involves three times the work of  the consul-generals of all the other countries m the United States, and three  times the busiest of all other consuls at  New York.combined.  You need not cough all night and disturb your friends ; there is.no occasion for  you running the risk of contracting inflammation of the lungs or consumption,  while you. can get Dickie's' Auti-Con-  sumptive Syrup. This medicine cures  coughs, colds, inflammation of the lungs  and all throat and chest troubles. It promotes a free and easy expectoration, which  immediately relieves t'he throat and lungs  from viscid phlegm.  The natives of Gibraltar and also the  Moors across the strait have a tradition  that somewhere on the rock there exists  a cavern whence a subterranean passage  leads under;.the straits to the mountains  on the other side. The existence of this  passage, they say, is known to the  monkeys, who regularly use it in passing  from one continent to the other.  Cause for Lament.  Varick���������-I'm as sick as a dog.  .  Hudson���������What's the trouble?  "My wife made me a present of a box  of cigars for my .birthday."  "And you smoked them like a   fool?"  "No; gave them to a rival, and I've  just found that her brother sent them to  her from Cuba."  The Coughing and wheezing of persons  troubled with bronchitis or the asthma  is excessively harassing to themselves  and annoying to ochers. Dr. Thomas'  Eclectric Oil obviates all this entirely,  safely and speedily, and is a benign  remedy lor lameness, sores, injuries, piles,  kidney and spinal troubles.  Warned in Time.  Hotel Proprietor (at Long Branch)���������  You'd better make that long-haired actor  pay in advance.  Clerk���������Why, he brought some baggage  with him.  Proprietor���������I don't care. He just asked  me where the lire-escapes were located.  Give Holloway's -Corn Cure atrial. It  removed ten corns from one pair of feet  without any pain. What it hasdone'once  it will do again.  In Humanity's Interest.  "The introduction of the bicycle into  warfare will require an amendment to  the law of nations."  "In what way?"  . "Make it a crime against civilized society to shoot holes in the pneumatic tires."  Pleasant as syrup ; nothing equals it as  a worm medicine; the name is Mother  Graves' Worm Exterminator. The greatest worm destroyer of the age.  "Your son is very easily led, Mr. Bluntly."  "Yes, unless you try to lead him the  right way."���������Detroit Free Press.  j STRONGEST WHEEL  MADE, $  )K Agents   Wanted. W  Write for Catalogue and Terms Immediately to ^1^  w  I Lee k  w^^j^^S ^)^������ ^P������ ^0P������ ^������������ ^j^" ^m * * ^^* ^^* ^^* 4?* -^^T* ^^* ^^* A^lJBtm'  X ��������� ^k* ^# ^'^/^'^^* ^" ^^������ ^^* ^.'^* ^>������ ^^* ^^  Sole Selling Apts  WOODSTOCK, ONT.  W  ������>  3 IV  After Escape.  Visitor (at museum)���������And you actually think the savages intended to kill  you?  Tattooed Man���������Yes, but it was only  after I had escaped that I discovered  their designs upon me.  Catarrh Cannot be Cured  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot  reach tho seat of the uisoase. Catarrh is a  blood or constitutional disease, and in order to  cure it you must take internal remedies. Hall's  Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts  directly on the blood and mucous surfaces.1  Hall's Catarrh cure is not a quack medicine. It  ���������svas prescribed by one of the best physicians in  this country for years, and is a regular prescription. It ia composed .of the best tonics  known, combined with the best blood purifiers,  acting- directly on the mucous surfaces. The  perfect combination of the two ingredients is  what produces such wonderful results in .curing,  catarrh.   Send for testimonials, free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO.,-Props;-; Toledo, O.  Sold by drugg-ists, price 7oc.  A Sex Difference.  Cobwigger���������What happened when you  proposed to her and asked her father's  consent?  ��������� Merit���������She said: "Oh, this is so sudden!" while he remarked: "My boy, I've  been expecting this for two years."  Doctors Recommend  .CEYLON; TEA-     ���������  Lead Packets Only. 2 5c, 40c, 50c & 60c.  |g|   Wrinkles  ���������    -     .       : Can be Removd and  the Skin made Soft   J*  and   Youthful  in  ap-  ,"^^ pearance by using  ;||||  Peach Bloom  Skin Food.-;'  To Purify the Blood; Tone  op the System and give new  Life and Vigor' nothing equals  Perfect  Health-pills*  no cts.' eacli at Drue stores or sent  prepaid on receipt of price. -yiy \j^  Crown Meuicink Co.; Tokoxto. "sfc~yfc  Are the brands of  our celebrated sulphur matches.  If you want the  best,  ask for 'them.  Tie E. B. Ediy Co., Ltd  Hull I Montreal I Toronto.  you can earn a Nickel Plated'  Watch and Chain by 1011101:'  a few articles for us at 10c..  each.     State your father's oc-|  cupation, and we will mail thai  Roods.     No    money  required.^  Manufacturers'    Agency    Co.^  Toronto. ]7.  This notice will not appear a^ain. |  Splendid Equipment and Good Solid Work  ���������Have placed the���������  OF- TORONTO,       /      5  At tho top. It has more teachers,,more sttu  clems, and assists'many more y 01111'? men and  women into good DOSitions than any other Canadian Business School. Getparticulars.' Enter.;  any time Write W H. SHAW, Principal.  ; Y.onRc'and'Gerr'avcl Streets, Toronto. ;   . , ;  VICTOR'  f  1 -!������ Horse Power   ���������  1 Korse Power     -  2 Horse Powes1   -  3 Morse Power  5 g-iorse Power   -  $ 50  .    .651'  ���������    75!  1 dO  140!  Write for Cash Discounts.  Special prices oh lav-rer sizes.   Every;,  Electric Motor is guaranteed.        !  ���������*���������* ;���������  TORONTO TYPE FOUNDRY, Ltd,  44 Bay Street, Toronto,  ������������������<*>���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ��������� . ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  We Always have on hand ���������  a large stock of ��������� t  in Type,  ���������  Presses,  Paper Cutters,.  Stands, Cases,  Imposing Stones, J  ���������  and' in fact almost anything used in *  the printing   office,     taken    in ex- ���������  change for new material.    You can ���������  always find a BARGAIN. %  ���������  ���������  t  ���������  t  Write to  Toronto Type lonnflrj,  44 Bay Street,  TORONTO, ONT.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$>���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  'a y to spend a winter is to attend the Northern Busi-  -������������������������' College, Owen Sound, Ont. _ All who would like  >r:r.."i<- in life should prepare for it.     Send for Annua}  ���������    . ������������������ :cmr��������� r--fre������     Q   ,\. Fl������n>'". PHnc;-^'..  VI  .......:.iM  ������������������������������������: /I  T. N. U.  119  '?.. m  11  I  [>r\  THE  PRIZE WINNER.  Premium    Cow   In  the Holstein-FriesiaE  Seven Days' Butter Test.  The- cow that obtained" the prize in  the seven days''competitive tests made  by the advanced registry of the Holstein-  Friesian association gave a remarkable  showing. It seems as if the Jerseys and  Guernseys cannot longer make claim tc  being the supreme butter cows.,  The cow was De Kol II's Pauline,  born, bred and owned in New York.  The test was begun 15 days after the  cow had calved, so that she was in the  full flush of milk flow.  Pauline was 4 years and 2 months old  at the'time the test was made. A cow is  CREAMERY  PIPES.  TIIIS IS A BUTTER COW.  not considered of full age till she is 5,  and that fact was taken into consideration in awarding the premium to Pauline. She gave in the week's'test 444^  pounds of milk, yielding 19.819 pounds  of butter fat. This would make 24.146  pounds of butter containing 80 per cenl  fat. The committee calculated from this  yield that by the, time the cow was a  year older she would give,enough mill-  to produce 27 pounds 1.75 ounces ol  butter,'and they gave her the prize accordingly.  Now let breeders of other families ol  dairy cattle trot out their cows and beal  this if they can.  Against Watering Milk.  Items like the following from the  San Francisco Chronicle are good reading : c"  The leading dairymen doing business  in San Francisco have filed an earnest  protest with the board of health againsl  the imperfect system that now exists  for preventing the sale of adulterated  milk. They claim that their business ti  baing ruined because unprincipled dealers are watering their milk after theii  wagons have been through the inspection stations and are'selling it at prices  that cannot.be met by honest dealers.'  The honest dairymen insist upon a  more thorough inspection. They want  a force of inspectors to overhaul the  wagons after they leave the inspection  stations and subject the milk to a second test. When a milkman is caught  with adulterated milk under such circumstances, they want his permit to  'sell revoked by the board of health.  The Milkmen's association, through its  representatives, offered to furnish at its  own expense an inspector, provided the  board wouid make him an ' official oi  the department. If necessary, they expressed a willingness to furnish othei  men for the same duty.  It is understood that the milkmen  have furnished the board of health  evidence tending to show that considerable adulteration is being carried on.  Milk Cooler.  Here is a cut of a new milk aeratoi  and cooler which is highly commended.  It aerates and cools the milk at the same  time. i     :  It is simple in construction and can  be easily cleaned. Its manner of performing is described as follows:  The apparatus spreads the milk over  a large surface for cooling, at the same  time exposing it: to the contact and in-  BxCLst  Be   Cleansed   Very   Thoroughly  In  Hot Weather.  Let me state for a positive fact that  simply pumping water" through a milk  pump and pipe in hot weather will not  keep them clean. You must; add some  strong, grease eradicating agent,,such as  sal soda! or washing powder, and in addition use live steam every day.��������� I have  always been able to locate this above  described,flavor in the milk pumpfand  pipes since my first,experience. In fact,  I have found this same flavor in our  own butter several times since the occasion above mentioned and have hitched  up my horse and driven as far as 15  miles to one of our creameries to steam  out the milk pump and pipes, so as to  avoid tainting another day's milk,  which would be the case were I to get  word to them by letter. I located this  same trouble for a neighboring creamery man last summer. He had me examine his butter on the depot platform,  explaining that his customers were complaining bitterly about the flavor, and  that his maker was handling the cream  the same as when the flavor was right.  As soon as I smelled of the tryer sample from the tub I promised him that if  he would drive me to. his creamery,  which was three miles distant, I would  agree to locate the cause to his positive satisfaction and place my hand on  the source of the trouble as soon as I  got inside of his creamery. He imme-  dately drove me to the creamery, and,  true to my word, I located the source  of the trouble to be in the first things  I examined���������viz, the milk pump and  the pipes. Notwithstanding that the  maker had pumped hot water through  the pipes and pump daily there was a  gathering of, putrefied milk on the inside of the pipes and pump fully one-  fourth of an inch thick, and it was vil  lainously foul, so much so that when I  stepped up to the cream vat and invited  the proprietor to taste the cream he  could readily detect the flavor in the  cream.  ' We immediately took the pipes and  pump apart, steamed them thoroughly  and then pumped several pailfuls of  scalding sal soda through them, and  the butter was O. K. from then on. I  find that most butter makers are honest  in their intention toward cleanliness,  but are not careful enough to use their  noses where they cannot see. You cannot look very far into a gaspipe 15 or  20 feet long, but you can by putting  your nose to it smell its whole length.  I am thoroughly satisfied that there  are hundreds of ��������� tubs of butter spoiled  to a more or less degree every summer  from this particular cause of off flavored milk, and I would especially caution  every creamery man and butter maker  who hears or reads this paper to engrave on the tablets of his memory this  particular cause of off flavored milk  and finally off flavored butter,' which always means a loss of 3, 5 and possibly  .7 cents perpound.���������Hoard's Dairyman.  (WlTOTOf^  *WATEr<   OUTULT  niLK  OUTLET  FOR COOLING AND AERATING MILK.  fluence of the air. It is circular in form,  and the bottom has a gutter around it  with the use of but one seam. The receiver and cover are made solid together, so there are but two parts. At a  point in the bottom of the milk receiver, just above where it joins the  cover, is a double circle of fine holes;  the milk runs through these holes and  spreads over the cover and large flaring  surface cooled by the water inside, while  the air carries off all odors, rendering  the milk sweet and cool. When it reaches the gutter, it is held in contact with  the cooler at its coldest point while flowing around to milk outlet.  Shut Out.  "I thought that your son was pursuing his studies at the university?"  "So he was, but he concluded that he  couldn't catch up with them."���������Detroit  Free Press.  Dairy and Creamery.  When you feed skimmilk to animals  or poultry, be sure to add some fattening feed along with it.  Feed and milk your cows with exact  regularity. Do not turn them out to  pasture at 4 o'clock in the morning one  day and 10 o'clock the next.  Do not let the hay get too ripe before  you cut it for your cows. For winter  food for these you want to cut it just as  the seed begins to form. After that the  food properties in the stalk go into the  seed.  The Babcock method will test the  amount of fat left in skimmilk. It requires that especial attention be given  to the cleanliness of the bottles employed, also the use of a third more acid  than is heeded for whole milk. Run the  testing machine ,at full speed for quite  five minutes. The globules of fat showing in the neck of the test bottle will  reveal by. their size and number the  amount of fat. It may be said there is  rarely less than one-tenth of 1 per cent  of fat left in skimmilk, and often there  is more. When you make the test, observe particularly the size and number  of the globules. In the Babcock testing  bottle each division of scale for measuring fat represents two-tenths of 1 per  cent.  The true dairyman is the last one to  object to most rigid inspection of cow  st::l;lesand all his methods in the care of  milk. He will throw,wide open the doors  of the stable and milkroom and let all  the world see that everything is shining  bright, sweet flavored and clean. Thus  shall he gather large trade and get a  reputation that any man might envy.  The price of milk to producers has  fallen so low that many are in despair.  A news dispatch to a Chicago paper declares the farmers of the Elgin district  Bee before them nothing but ruin. The  milk condenseries have ground the price  down to the lowest rates and seem to  think they are doing a favor to take the  milk at all. This seems strange enough  in view of the fact that there are now  more milk and cream used per head in  the United States than there ever were  before, and that milk to consumers has  not come down in price one-quarter of a  cent. There is only one thing left for  farmers to do. That is to form a great  milk trust themselves and fix their own  price to wholesale dealers as to the condensing factories. If they hang together,  they will be victorious.  A Call For Cayenne Pepper'^oaking Cu-  cumhers In Salted Water.  " It is at this season," said the careful eater, "that one misses most the red  pepper which until four years ago was  to be found in every New York restaurant and hotel. Then, alas, it was expelled in favor of a Hungarian condiment which, good as it is in many particulars, is certainly not the same as  red pepper. Yet it glows triumphantly  now on nearly every restaurant table.  The vanquished friend is always missed,  and the absence of the cayenne is especially lamentable at this time of the  fear. The young cabbage, that might  otherwise remain a source of distress,  was rendered easily digestible by the  old red pepper. The same was true of  oucumbers and the other spring vegetables which, with enough red pepper,  were available to persons who otherwise  dared not risk eating them. The recent  ���������substitute has not the same powers. It  may be delicious in certain sauces and  dressings, but of the'cayenne's powers  to aid digestion it possesses no part.  "I read in a newspaper the other day  an earnest protest against the so called  barbarity of allowing cucumbers to remain in salt and water before they were  eaten. I have eaten cucumbers under a  great many circumstances, and I think I  regret ever having done so unles3 the  vegetable had' undergone just such a  process as this writer condemned. Now,  there is a way in which cucumbers can  be prepared so that they will do. no  harm even to a person who is least capable of digesting them readily. If they  are to be eaten in the evening, they  ought to be cut very thin���������as.thin as a  knife blade���������by noon at the latest, and  put into a bowl of water that is strongly  salted. Then the bowl should be kept  in a cool place, preferably a refrigerator.  It is a mistake to put ice into the bowl.  Then the cucumbers, by tho time they  are to be eaten will be nearly free from  every indigestible element. There is no  commensurate loss of flavor, and only  the taste of rawness and crudeness will  be found lacking. Instead of wilting  under such a process tho cucumbers will  be found crisp and fresh. They are always prepared in this way in the south.  It is when they are in this condition  that they are'most improved by red pepper. The small cubefi into which cucumbers are sometime!;' cut raw are, of  course, much more in need of this treatment than the sliced cucumbers, which,  even when they are cut thick, are never  as large as the cubes.  "Another vegetable salad ' which is  nearly unknown in this country should  be first prepared in this same way. It  is made of radishes, which should be  cut into slices and then allowed to soak  for awhile in salted water. Just before  dinner they should be dressed with a  sauce of vinegar and oil, to which a  little onion,, the green spring onion,  ought to be added. The radishes should  be out very thin. As' a salad to be  served with fish in the place.of cucumbers the radishes are delicious if they  are properly prepared., They ought to  be cold. If the onion is not used, a  chopped up green pepper will be found  a substitute of zest and flavor. Green  peppers are delicious in any salad, and  when served with lettuce, romaine, tomato or escarole they are best cut in  long strips about the thickness of a  match. But to chop them fine is the  best way of using them with a small  salad like the radishes. Only a little is  needed.  "It is a national objection, or it may  be common to the Anglo-Saxon race,  but it is all the same regrettable, that  the odor of garlic and onion is intolerable to the average American. It deprives us of a vegetable that may often  be delicately used and produce a delicious flavor. But it is only necessary to  mention the word 'onion"and that settles it. There is one way, however, of  preparing green peas which is so unique  that the national objection to the onion  ought to be put aside for its sake. The  French are the only people that cook  the young peas in this way, but there  is no reason in the world why they  should retain exclusive possession of  this along with some of the other recipes which they alone use. They boil  the very young green peas in a head of  lettuce. With the peas are placed several very small onions. The onions  must be very young and very small.  The lettuce is used only for the flavor  and should not be served unless as a  mere background for the peas. Served  with cream and melted butter made into a sauce they are good enough to dissipate the national prejudice against  the onion."���������New York Sun.  station  of the  The New Onion Culture.  The Connecticut experiment  thus sums up the advantages  transplanting method of growing onions: This method insures a clean crop,  even upon smutty land, Transplanted  onions are less liable to the attacks of  cutworms than onions sown in the field.  The crop matures earlier "by three or  four weeks. The crop is larger by an  average  of  50  per cent or  more with  SOME GASTRONOMIC HINTS,  native varieties,; and the average increase with large foreign varieties may  exceed 100 per cent. The individual  bulbs are larger and mature more.even-'  iy.      ,,���������..;. ���������-,, ,  '.   ���������  The increase in the size and quality  of the crop, the earlier ripening, and  the lessened expense incident to. the  cure of the plants after transplanting  'offset in a measure the cost and labor of  raising and transplanting the seedlings.  This method may be applied with certain profit wherever it has been the custom to grow onions from sets upon  smutty land or in small quantities ' for  home use or small sales.       ���������  HORSE TALK.  Barada, 2:%2}4, will be raced late in  the season.  McHenry will have Vera Capel,  2:07%, again.  McVera, 2:10>������, has finally been sold  to the foreigners'.  General Turner will open his campaign at Baltimore.  Henry Kelly of Dubuque, la., will  race Manager, 2:06%..  ���������   The  pacer  Arlington,  2:11^,   is in  training at Warren, O.  Allen, 2:lGi������, by McCurdy, has already shown 2:14 in his work.  Young Dick Curtis will have an unusually strong stable this season.  John Shillinglaw is at Charter Oak  With the pacer Blizzard, 2:09%.  It is announced that no more fairs  Will be held at Mechanicsburg, O.  J. L. Hull is building a half mile  track on his farm at Pittsfield, Ills.  Tillie C, dam of Courier, 2:15, has a  sorrel colt at foot by Chatterton, 2:18.  There are 210 horses in training .at  the Breeders' track at Readville, Mass.  . Mpnopole, 2:14%, will be trained  and^driven by Mart Demarest this season.       ' ���������  The fast stallion Oratorio is now at  the Lexington (Ky.) track in the hands  of Ben Kinney.  The Sandusky (O.) association was  recently organized. A meeting is announced for July 14 to 16.  Katrina Bell, 2:16J������, will be the  fastest of the Prospect Hill farm string  that Charles Marvin will campaign.  The supreme court of Alameda county, Cal., has declared the well known  horseman Monroe Salisbury insolvent.  A    Wilton   3-year-old,    Marguerite,  owned by W. W. Milan, Maysville, Ky.,  is rated as one of the coming good ones'  of the age. ��������� *  WHAT WOMEN  WEAR.    '  Dresses of batiste, zephyr and organdie are trimmed with ruffles edged with  very narrow lace.  Guimpe waists are quite the rage.  They are tucked and ruffled or are made  up of accordion plaited silk.  A hat of black fancy braid, very tbin  and lacelike, is trimmed with tulips  made of black ��������� luce. These are wired  and stand upright in large bunches.  A novelty hat is made almost entirely of violets. They are sewed thick  over the lace covered frame. The trimming: is of sprays of mignonette, with  green aigrets.  Tucking is very popular.   Even"jack'-  ets of cloth have rows of tucks running  ���������straight  across the  back, beginning at  the  shoulders  and   continuing   to'the  lower edge of the garment.  A pretty guimpe is of thin lawn and  lace insertion. Some of the guimpes  have the insertion and lace running  from collar to waist line. In others the  trimming crosses from side to side.  , Among the most stylish bodices are  those that fasten at the side. They are  made with puffed, ruffled or embroidered  fronts, either smooth or loose, hanging  with the baggy effect that so* many  slender women affect.  A handsome dress is of brocade in  gray and black. It is made with a plain  skirt. The princess body continues to  the bust and wide straps cross over the  shoulders. This is worn'with a guimpe  made of accordion plaited india silk in  ivory white.  A handsome costume is of checked  suiting. The front and side seams are  trimmed with heavy braid in fancy  pattern. The waist is-in surplice fashion, with an abundance of braid in the  form of a yoko, shoulder straps and  sleeve trimming.���������New York Ledger.  ITEMS OF   INTEREST.  English prisoners who are not educated up to a certain standard receive  compulsory instruction in their cells  twice a week.  A genuine bank note issued by the  Imperial Bank of China in the year  1399 B. C. is in the possession of the  St. Petersburg museum.  Water power seems to have taken an  extraordinary development in France.  Out of a total of 118,655 separate workshops, 59 per cent generate their power  by water.  Australia's rabbit plague bids fair to  come to an end owing to the large exportation of frozen rabbits for the London market. From Victoria alone  12,000 rabbits a day, or over 4,000,000  a year, are shipped now.  Only the purest water is employed by  the Chinese in washing the finer grades  of silk.   Ordiuarv well water in its nat  ural state is unsuitable and is purified  by placing a quantity of mollusks in ii  for a day. These prey on any impure  organic matter and act as filters.  &  PITH'AND  POINT.  Prosperity kills more people than adversity.  ���������If the Lord really helps a man whe  helps himself, he ought to be kind tc  the politicians.  Any man can get enough to eat, but  it is a rare man who can keep from eating too much of it.  The reading on a slot machine alwayi  mentions what you are liable to win,  not what you will probably lose.  Your troubles, to make an interesting  story, should be as new to your friend*  as the pages of an uncut magazine. ���������  Providence never permits one man to  enjoy too much of a good thing. Men  with curly hair always become bald  sooner than men with straight hair.  The quarrels of the engaged people  are for tbe sake of making up again.  They can't get out of the habit of quarreling after they are married, but making up never becomes a habit.���������Atchi-  *on Globe.  STAGE  GLINTS.  It is said that Joseph Murphy will  appear in "The Kerry Gow" in London  this summer.  William E. Philp of the Bostonians  has filed his declaration oi intent to become naturalized.  Fay Templeton, who is now in Paris,  is desirous to return to America and resume active professional work.  Nellie O'Neil and Lillie Sutherland  have signed for two more years with  Charles E. Blaney's attractions.  Sarbny Lambert has been re-engaged  by the Hanlons as leading comedian  with "Superba" for next season. .  Lillian Washburn, under the direction  of Jess Burns, will open her season early in August in "The Laud of the Living. "  Richard Carroll has been engaged as  leading comedian for tho summer production of "LePetit Faust" at Manhattan Beach.  Vemona Jar beau's season in De Koven  and Smith's.new musical comedy, "The  French Doll," will open on Sept. 6 in  New York city.  V. M. de Silke has been specially engaged by tDavid Henderson to play  Hughie Jacqueson in "Gentleman Joe"  at.McVickcr's theater, Chicago.  Joseph Haworth has received, among  several offers, one  from  Charles Frob-  man to play the leading role in "Under  the Red Robe. " He has also had a pro-'  posal to star.  John A. Stevens has just finished an  American comedy drama called "Nobody," which will be produced by Osmund Tearle in Plymouth, England,  next" season, and by himself in this  country.  Rather Clever.  A. little boy aged four, whose father  lived next door to a cantankerous  maiden ladv, was continually being  reprimanded by the latter for innocently  playing in the garden, which was a neutral one between the two parties. For  the smallest childish offence he would  be ejected by the eld crochet, until he  resolved to have revenge. "  Seeing a cat in the garden one day, he  ran and kicked at the old lady's door,  and shouted to the housekeeper:���������  "Jenny! Jenny! there's a cat in the  garden!"  Jenny at once set to, and had the intruder put out.  Giving Jenny time to retire, the little  man once more made his way to the  door, and kicked and shouted for Jenny  louder than before.  Again she made a hurried appearance,  when the youngster cried with all his  voice:���������  "Jenny! Jenny! there's a bumble-bee  oh your berry bushes!"  One on Bishop Potter.  Bishop Potter said at a press banquet  given in New York: "One day I was eating my dinner when the servant entered  the room and informed me that a young  man from a local newspaper bad called to  see me. She said she had informed bim  that I could not see bim, as I was at dinner, but he bad pushed her aEide with tbe  remark that he would wait inside.  "Thereupon I arose and went out into  the hall with my napkin in my band. I  walked past the young man to the door,  opened it and witn a wave of my band  signified tbat be might retire. Tbe next  day the young man published a highly colored report in his paper, in which be stated  that it was possible tbat Bishop Potter  might be a Christian, bat he certainly wm  not a gentleman."  This story brought down *2le ho-aee.���������  New York Mail and Express.  Among the Old "Famille*.  "Our market man," observed Mrs,  McSwat as she poured the tea, "is a de-r  cided character in his way. He pride*  himself on his pedigree and has doou*  ments to show that his ancestors camfi  over in the Mayflower.''  "I don't doubt it, Lobelia, "replied  Mr. McSwat, sawing away energetically  on the fowl before him. "I believe his  ancestors came over in the Mayflower,  and I believe they brought this old hen  with them. "���������Chicago Record.  Understood,  He���������I cannot live without you!  She���������Are  you so badly in debt as thatP  ������������������New York Journal. T*W 7*��������� -T"?-!"���������"���������"-* i   ''"' ' i" *���������'" " '-,'���������"���������" *���������'-' 'n**1* 'f"-  ;'s"i 't  <>r  M  I  nm  ssued   Every  Tuesday  At Union, B,. C.  M. Whitney, Editor.  T.EAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN    ADVANCE.  One   Year   .  Six  Months  Single Copy  52 00  i 25  0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING:'  One iB.^p'M-year...........  .$ 12.00'  .. 'month      150  ���������'eighth col . per year    25 00  founb.   ..  '...     5000  week,... line   10  .Local  notices,per 'line  20  Notices of Births, Marriages and'  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advertismeni inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons failing; .to'get The News regularly should notify the Office.    '  Persons having any business with TT*E  News will please call at the office or.  write. ..���������������������������������������������  TUESDAY,   OCT. 12th,    1897.  The resignation of the'Spanish cabinet  may result in a Liberal ministry. If so  Cuba is likely to obtain, at least,' home  rule.  It is said Uncle Sim is r after Greenland. It is a more promising piece of  r;al estate now than Alaska was when  purchased by that enterprising hustler.,  The papers report   Mr.   James   Duns-  muir   as saying,   upon his   return   from  California, that the out-look for  the   coal  trade in California for the   coming winter**  is good.  HUNTING- WITH PIT LAMP.  There is a law'against-.hunting with a  pit lamp, and   it   ought  to   be  enforced  Those who have  stock running  at   large  should see that some wholesome example  is made by the  prosecution   and  conviction, of a pii-lamp  hunter.    The  authorities, doubtless'.will; act promptly whenever  a proper complaint is made.   The danger  of,shooting a valuable domestic animal is  very great.    In the glare of the light you  see the animals  eyes,���������and nothing ebe.  You think it, is a deer, and when, too late  find it is, perhaps, a horse.    When   such  cases occur, the hunter  does not  care to  confess   himself a  criminal   and   hence  never makes reparation for  the  damage  he   has   done.      The   stockman   looses,^  because the 'law is not  enforced.    Every  one for the public   interest, should report  to the government agent the name of any  one going   out at   night   with a gun  and  pit lamp.    The latest case  of injury from  one hunting with  a   pit   lamp,   occurred  Saturday night, a little  ovei a week ago.  A    valuable   horse    belonging,, to, Mr.  Charles .Stoughton  living on, Lake road,  was shot in the face and neck,   receiving  several buck shots.    < And "'Lhe owner   has  ho   redress ;  because    the    offender   is  unknown. 'Why cannot the Agricultural  Society lake   up the  matter  and-offer a  reward for information   furnished an   offi  cer   which shall   lead  to the conviction  of any one found' guilty of hunting with a  pit lamp' " '������������������  r  i^Ther i is Nothing   ,  LEATHER  LIKE  If it is Weil Put Together  So here it is : :  Single Harness^at $lo, $12, $i fj 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 $i and up to $2.  Esquirnalt   and  Nanaimo   Ry.  c  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  I have the largest Stock  of  WH I PS   in  ',;���������   town and also the  Best Axle Grease a 0 BOs:ES  .Fop Twenty-Five Cents-  /  The Vancouver World has just  celebrated its 9th anniversary, and for a  youngster of that age is healthy,:\vohder-  fully vigorou?, and of mammoth proportions. When it comes to be 21, Vancouver will have 100,000 inhabitants, and������the  -province 1,000,000 and The World wil!  ride serenely on the top-most wave;  We notice that Premier Turner is  visiting different points on the Mainland.  This is' the proper way to become  acquainted with the con iitioiH .'and requirements of the Province. We think  he ought to visit every portion of British  Columbia, and shall expect, when his  present trip is ended, him to visit this  district which last year ranked fifth in the  production of revenue.  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  The, Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  \ -will sail as follows  .. CALLING AT WAY PORTS, as passengers  and freight may orTer  Lea������o Victoria  Tuesday, 7 a. m.  "  cKunaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. in  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  "      Nanaimo for Victoria    Satnrdcy, 7 a.m  For freight or state  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  /���������^Dealer in  bj8}]cliriH2'{''������������������'-��������� NEATLY DONE  Wesley Wil lard  ' iPS?.0^,'JBSSIp2jT-&.Ij.  /  M    C.   AGRICULTURAL,   REPORT  We have received the fifth report pre  pared by J. R. Anderson, Deputy Minis-,  ter- of Agriculture. It is much better  arranged than any former report, and  contains much valuable information; also  received a copy of Insect Pests and Plant  Diseases, which should be in the hands  of every .farmer. Bulletin No 2 relating  to shells of B. C. is interesting.  THE:  DAWN  The Wellington Enterprise appears to  think we never shall, get the Nanai-  mo-Comox road built especially under  the present government. We believe  at the coming session, however, a sum  will be placed in the estimates sufficient  -to finish the job; and we hope before the  next election there will be a stage running  from Nanaimo to Cumberland, bringing  the mail. . We expect the road to the  wharf will be opened for traffic in a few  days.  ���������':   ::���������;.:.:.. OF   ' :/  '  PROSPERITY.  Good timr,c< ar?. o<">'r.ir>g. With' tV������ m will  cmne grear. o.ijior! anitaes. VV'n ��������� wiil make  tiic niost of ������iich opp-ir'nuitie-? -Will they  ha "enk, puu\, n������s uii:fi.!anb men? Or will  thuy he strong, ii trily. tmeruisUo. amlnumns,  levelheaded &elf-c ">ii l^.nc meti ? Th'*re is  but ona oay.vcr. Heath is tlie iouudaliui.  of a 1  SUCCESS iN LIFE.  The greatest, tr';ii;ru>li8 in the financial, as  well as in the social wwrld, are made by men  whoae phys'Ca), mental and sexual maohood  is coni'jlore. Aro'you such a man? If you  are theu you a>-e prepared for the  GREAT  BATTLES  of life. But if you are not such a man; if  you feel that your precious manhood is slow  ly, steadily, silectly slipping away from  you; or if yon havo Varicocele, Hydrocele,  Gonorrhoea, Gleet, Stricture or Syphilitic  Taints in your system; or if you are tormet t-  ed with Rheumatism, Rupture, Catarrh,  Piles or any Blood or Skin Disea e; or if a  Chronic  Disorder  is  seated  in your heart,  Drs.; Lawrence  &  Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  ; XTiTXOjiT IB.O.  We have appointed Mr. James Ab-  rains o'ui collector until lurtner notice, to -wKom all overdue accounts  T-ay be paid'.  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  J.J HYSTCiAis,    Surgeon   AxiJ   AccoucnEUR.  rOfraes : Willard Block, Cumuehland  Couktenay House, Couutekay.  Sours of Consultation:   Ctjmukkland, 10 to  I      12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fj.ii.days.  COUKTEyAY,  7 to 9  A. "M. AND r. M.  |w. S. DALBY; D.D.S. & LD.Stf  <7>  10.'  Dentistry in all its Branches  I  $������������������  ft,  '$       Plate work, tilling ami extracting  ���������;N Orlice opposite WavWrly Hotel, Uuioo *v  'v.. -,.-'.:. ���������^- s  vV    -rlourH--n a .'.in': to o-'b.m   ami from .'0  "^ ���������      (iy;in   to"S.;p.m. $���������  BARKER &. POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS,  NOTARIES,   &C.  Orliue Room 2, McPhee & Moore B'.d'g umlat  NAN'AliiO.  H.  C.  V. ().   DKAWKK    18.  H. A,  Barrister & Solicitor, No's!3'& 4  Commercial Street.  aST-a-'lSTJ������-?s������.C>, ' B.    c   ...  LP. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  o  Office:���������First    Street.     Union, B.  C.  Simpson  We shall look with some interest to  the action of the Liberal convention  which met at New Westminster, Oct.8th.  If it has determined to oppose the present  government on Liberal lines it will endanger its chances of success, if for no other  reason, because the Opposition cannot  be united in such h movement, such men  as M. R. Maxwell M.P., refusing to be  bound by the action of the convention.  The Liberals of Nanaimo refuse to be  represented, and the Review and World .  both Liberal, have been pouring hot shot  into it. It seems to be the opinion of  many leading . politicians that Dominion  politics should not be mixed up in the  coming Provincial election.  YARWOOD   &    YOUNG  BARRISTER and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nauaimo, B. C.  Branch Ojtick, Third Street andDunsmuir  Avenue, B. C  Will be in Uniou the 3rd   Wednesday  of  each month aud remain teu days.  THE   EXHIBITION.  The Farmers' Day   was   favored   with  ood weather.    The   number of exhibits  was less   than   usual.    The   attendance  was fair.    The   exhibits   in the hall were  as a rale very meritorious, the fruit being  the largest and best ever seen here.    The  vegetables   were,   of   course,   first   class.  Comb honev and cheese were for the first  time exhibited.    There   was a paucity   of  stock; and we  ohserved   no   entries from  Denman  or   Hornby    Islands,   although  there were visitors from those places.  Lune*s, Liver, Stomach, Kidneys, Bladder  or Urinary Orgaus���������if that is your uufor-  tuuate coudition, you wil hope in vain for  your share of the splendid prosperity that  will be enjoyed by others, unless you first do  something to recover your failiDg health.  No one is better  PREPARED  TO ASSIST YOU  than the well-known specialist, Dr. E. M.  Ratcliffe, whose wonderful cures have created confidence and delight in the hearts of  thousands who had for years struggled iu  vain against the ravages of disease.  MAIL TREATMENT  always satisfactory. Therefore write if you  cannot call. Free Book on Nervous aud  Sexual Diseases to all men describing their  troubles. Office hours 9 a. m. to S p. m. ;  Suudays, 10 to 12 a. m.    Address,  Dr, RATCLIFFE  Seattle, Wash.  FOR SALE a good   second hand bicycle  cheap.    Enquire at News Okfice.  FOR SALE.���������My house and two  lots  in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Geant, Union.  ���������pOR SALE,  RANCH-One  mile and  a  -*-   half  from  Union,   contains  160    acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure.    Enquire of James Abkams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on M-.'ryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is iA storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  WANTED���������A good canvasser,  at "New.s Oi*i\ice.  Enquire  713 First Avenue,  FOR RENT-The boarding house late  ly occupied by Mr. A. Lindsay. App"y  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  If our readers have any local news of in  tercst, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if brought to the office.  Visiting cards printed at the NEWS  Office in neat script.  Society     Cards  I.  OF.  Union Lodge. No. 11. meets e ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting* "breth";  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. An lev, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M? B. C. R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge   meets    first   Friday    in   each  month.    Visiting brethren   are  cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Locge No 14 A.F .& A.M.51J.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially  requested  to attend.  R. S. McGonnell,. -  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   1. O. 0. F.,    Union.  Meets  every altem-iie    Wednesdays ol  each month at  S   o'clock p. m.     Visiting  ���������l'rethreu cordially invited to attend.  ��������� John Conihe. Scribe.  aMjfiwnmwiTfniuiMm^i:!  i\Kri><r1. ."fv.  Esquimail & N?na.mo  ailway Comp;  NOTICE.  Rail way Go m pan y.  TO   PROSPECTORS,    M:ner������*.   and  Holders of  Mineral Cl.'ims on   in occupied land within lhe Esquirnalt & Nanaimo  Railwav Company's   Land   Grant���������FOR  'ONE YEAR O'NLY'fmm the the date o!  this   notice,   the   Railway   Company  will  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal and .Iron) and the   Surface rights ol  Mineral Claims, at tlie   price of $5.00 per  acre.    .Such  sales   will oe   subject   to all  other reservations  contained in   conveyances   from the    Company   prior to  this  date.    One-half of the   purchase   money  to be   paid ten   davs after   recording the  Claim with the government,   and a duplicate of the record to be filed in the Com-  ipany's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.    The   balance of  the   purchase   money  to  be'paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and    twelve   months,   without    interest.  Present  holders of Mineral Claims   who  have not previously made other  arrangements with the   Company for   acquiring  Surface and Mineral rights,   are  hereby  notified   to at once   make the.   first payment on their Claims, as  otherwise they  will be deemed and,treated as trespassers.  Leonard H. Solly,  Victoria, B.C. t    Land Commissioner  June 1,   1897. J 2390  T. JD. McLean  ^ gtatio^er  Dealer ���������"    ���������n~*  Watches, clocks, jewelry,   books,     magazines,  stationery   and   fishing  tackle.      Special attention given  to all   kinds  of watch, clock and jewelry     repairing.        We  guarantee each job turn  ed out by us to give satisfaction.       Give   us   a  trial and be convinced.  Just  arrived���������the   new  Presbyterian   Hymnal.  T. D. Mc������ 11  "CTrcTicasr b. o.  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Wo have u Washington ofllce.  ��������� Patents taken through Munn & Co. recelT*  special notice iu the  SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN,  "DcautifuUy illustrated,   )an?est circulation  of  any scientitle journal, weekly, terms 13.60 a /ear;  S1.60 six months.    Specimen copies and T  '  Book on Patents sent free.   AdOreaa  MUNN   &   CO.,  3C1 Broadway, Now York*  CHOICE     LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave  consisting oflots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  tfmK**K*maaMMMmi^mmmaMmmM)mwmmiMmwwmmmmmKmmmwmmwmammMmmmmmmmmmmmzm������Bmmmam>  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  :-a TO CARRY COKE  (Fko.u VAXcouvEii Would.)  The welJ-kuown ship-yard on False Creek  near tha Granville  street   bridge,   operated   I  by C. McAluiue, is * busy place these days.  Daring the last livd or six years Mr.   McAluiue has built sever.il vessels which   ply   in  these waters and his present   contract,   that  of tne construction for the   Dunsmuirs  of,  a  ,   big barge to cirry coke across  the  Gulf,   i3  one of the largest he   has   ever   undertaken.  Worlt ou the uevv craft is   progressiu^   very  satisfactorily.    She has been got iu  frame,  to use the nautical ter n,   aad   her   keelsons  are no*v iu place.   <S:ie is 19J feet   long,    40  feet beam, 12 feet daey, aud will dra.v 5  1-2  feet when loaded, and, as   her builder    says,  is as sir jug ai vvjol aui irou oa i mike   her.  The timbers are   indeed   itnaunse   aad    she  lo.M-:d n if she ou^hfc to cirry all of th<$ 1800  tons of   .le id   weight,    for'  which   she   is  drt'ign-d      Wneu c-mulcted two sots of  car  traces will run tier eutiro le.igch aud the' 12  1 it.lo i oirs due is dastiued co carry   will   be  ruu i i ���������iv;r clu   stern.    Tne   oars    will    be  lu.ided at Uuldu Wuarf aud tlie   barge    will  tliea bo towed co thid'uir.y, iuco tiu   harbor,  au 1 th-j oars will bd ruu ou to   one   C. P. R.  hue, and thence will U������ hauled to K "otenay,  Tii������ ii'.'w   sys:em   will   thus    ba   a great  saviu^   ut   tuno  aud ,eXjai8i.     It   is   expected tbat the barge will b-; reidy   for    he  water about. Cli������ middin of December.  NOTICE.  ALL water rates are due and payable  at 'ine Company's Office, First Street,  on the last week of each month. Rates  payable to Geo. Sievens, Supt. or Lawrence Ntinns, Collector.  OFFICE    HOURS,    Tuesdays    and  Friday, from   12 noon    till I p:m.,    and  7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.  F. B. Smith, Sec.  SUNDAY SERVICES  Trinity Church���������Services in the evening. . Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  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NOTICE is hereby given thatapplica-  tion will be made to the< Legislative  Assembly   of   the   Province   ol    British  Columbia, at its next   Session, for an Act  to incorporate a Company with   power to  '"  construct, equip, operate and maintain a  railway, either standard or narrow gauge,  for the purppae of conveying  passengers,  freight, and ore from a point on Douglas  Channel, at or near  the head of navigation on Ki'amat, Inlet, along the Kitamat  Valley to Lakelse Lake'; thence to a point  on the Skeena River to a point at or near  the mouth of the  Zymoetz   River; thence  following the valley of the   Skeena River;  thence either by way  of Kitsum   Kalem  or   Kitwancool   Valleys,   or  by   Kispyox  and the old trail to the   Stickeen River to  a   point   at or   near   Telegraph    Creek;  thence  by the   most   direct  and  feasible  route to Teslin Lake, with   power to construct,   equip,   operate,    and   maintain  a  branch   line   from    Telegraph   Creek   to  Oienora;   and   with   power to  construct,  equip, operate and maintain branch lines  and all necessary roads, bridges ways, ferries, wharves, docks and coal bunkers; and  with power to  build, own,   equip, operate  i'nd' maintain   sieam   and   other   vessels  and boats: and with power to build,-equip,  operate and maintain telegraph   and telephone lines in  connection .with the  said  ml way   and   branches, and  to'generate  electricity   for  the  supply of light,   heat  and power;  and with power 10  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,   steamboat   or  other companies; and with   power to build   waggon  roads to be   used   in   the  construction of  of such railways,   and   in   advance of the  same, and  to levy and   collect   tolls from  all   parties    using,   and   on   all   freight  passing over, any of such roads   built by  the   Company,   whether   built   before  or  after   the   passage   of   the   Act  hereby  applied   for,  and    with   all   other   usual,  necessary or  incidental rights, powers or  privileges,    as   'may    be   necessary   or  incidental  or  conductive   to   the  attainment of the  above   objects,   or  any  of  them.-'!  BOD WELL, IRVING & DUFF, -  Solicitors for the Applicants  Victoria, Sth September, 1S97.  2530  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������VV. B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and. Coroner, r���������James Abuams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. AlcKuight, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  Collis.���������Comox, Geo. F. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.���������Courtenay, J. W.  McKcuzie.���������Sand wick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES,:-J.   VV.   Hutchinson,  and P. S. Soiiarschmidt, Union.  ���������'NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby tpveu that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at  its next session for an Act to incorporate a  company with power to construct, equip,  maintain and operate a line ot rail.vay, commencing at a point, at or near the head of  navigation on the Stickeen River, in the Dis  trict of Cassiar, Province of British Columbia; thence by the most feasible route to a  point at or near the south end of Tedlin  Lske, in the District afores-kitl; thence along  the said Teslin Like, by' the si<ie thereof  ���������which shall be touud moat feasible for the  purposes of the cornnany, in a northerly direction to a point at or near the northern  boundary ot" the said Province ot Biuu.ii  Columbia.  And with further power to extend  the said line of railway iu a southerly direction by the moat feasible route to a  point on or near the head of I\i. l.tnd Canal, or some convenient pore ou the  weBt coast of British Columbia.  And with further power' to build, construct, equip, maintain and operate telegraph and telephone lines to be used in connection with the undertaking of the company, and to transmit messages thereon  for the public, and to levy and collect tolls  therefor; and with further power to build,  equip, maintain and operate steamships and  other vessels to be used in connection with  the said railway, whether on the Stikeen  River or elsewhere, and with further power to expropriate lands for the purposes of  the company, and to acquire lands, bonuses,  privileges, or other aid or concessions, from  any government municipality, persons or  bodies corporate, and to make traffic aud  other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other companies; and for all other  usual necessary or incidental rights, powers nnd privileges as may be necessary.  Dated ISsh day of September, A. L>. 1897  MoPHILLIPS, WOOTTEN & BARNARD,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  2-5 3  COURTENAY, B. C.  CO Ul IT K NAY is a pleasant village situated  on both aid ;s of tho Coui'ienay R'vcr, and on  the road in the Settlement, three" miles fr. m  Comox liay. The road 1.0 Unior also ass cs  through it. It lias a central position. 1'iore  arc two hotels, ono first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen und huators.  I am prepared to  furnish stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatpiek,  Union, B. C.  x    also    x  HORSESHOING      AND  GENERAL  Blacksmithing  Cumberland Hotel.  Union, B. C. ���������  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  (\nd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and  new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Puntledge Bottling Works,  ��������� DAVID JONES, Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Ssrsaparalla, Champag-ne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrup*.  Bottler   of  Different   Brands   of   Lager Beer,   Steam Beer  and  Porter.  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.  ^ZEO SEEK SOLD FOB CiLSH: 03STi_."2"  CURTENAY, B. C.  fl  OIHIIE.AIE'! CHEAP!! CHE^rJ!  WOVEN WIRE FENCING  -WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.  flEST  STEEL  THESE  AS WELL AS  Mc Mullen's  choice  Steel Wire Netting for  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   Lawn Fencng,   etc.,  Manufactured and Sold by  THK ONTARIO WIRE FENCING CO., LTD.  Piotoa* Ontario,  are   sold   much   Lower   this  before.  They 'are the best.     Ask  Merchant for them.  year,   than ever  your  Hardware  Best of Wines and Liquors.  COU3TENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.  Galium, Proprietor.  H.    Kc-  HIVSRSIDiL   HOTEL,   J.  J.. Grant,  .Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTON,      Blacksmith, and Carriage Makdr.  c;o m o x.  COMOX is a'villugfboiiuiifuliy lucated'on fcho  bay of tho same nam ^, hi Comox: JJi-.Lr.cC.    A  1'rn.cr.ioe Kunye. Mu-j House and Wharf, havo  lately boon usiiibiisliuJ on the tianddiiit. which  lorms ihu ii.-i.rbor, by ih ��������� naval authorities, and  hero some one of Her Majesty's ships is  co be  found two-thirds of the time.   Hero is a pent  office,   hotels,   two stores,   br.'.iory, etc.   T.ie  socnory     grand, aniLgood hunting near.   Tne  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls here on  Wednesdays, and departs   Friday   mornings.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  UNIOX  THIS TOWN, the eastern part of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hills, of the Buford Mountians,  about 500 feet, above the waters of the  Georgian Straits, and 60 miles north of  Nanaimo. It is connected with Bayr.e  Sound, by a line of railway 13 miles in  length. Its principal industry is coal  mining. It turns out from 700 tons to  1,000 tons of coal per day of the best  steam coal. This is transfered over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tugs with  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being constructed at  the Wharf in connection with the coal  industry.  Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It has one large  Departmental Store besides two general  stores, four large hotels, two saw mills,  two merchant tailoring, establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metal, harness and saddlery,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  baiber shops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  Why send away for your printing  when you can i-et it done equally as well at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we are now prepared to turn out everything  :'.n the line of Job Printing. |  avher  bhop  c  -  AND  w  GO TO  ���������  Bathing  Eslablishmen t  O. H. Fechner,  ^ZE-iOIFIESEE/rOIfc  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  . Agcnr, for the Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don and the Phoenix of  Hartlord.   Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of Toronto ������������������������������������  Union. B. C.  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.  ; +  . +   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.!  Indispensable to Mining Men.   .  ; THESE DOLLARS PER YEAR. POSTPAID.  J SAMPLE COPIES  FREE.  >  >  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Francisco,  > X.XV   IVIAR'<  .^���������^^>/^./*v^*.  Do you know that we can print you just  as neat a business card as you can get in  any other printing office , in the Province,  and j usfc as cheap too ? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also ? In fact we can  do anything in the line of job printing  Give us a trial.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the   finest   cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign   cigars  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR  CLE roi the same money  AKTI  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid  for  information   leading  to  conviction.  'V.  E. Norris, Sec'y  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDEP,  -0"XnTXO>T,   3.   C  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire  Brigade and its appliances,   should  be  aid to 11 r. Frnnk Dal by.  FOR  ork  AT-  CM  Prices.  thing; to $e  anj^  -in  55  ���������54 -^tS-d^AiiRE-f ?.&&%&:-  t The Best Cough Syrup  jTastes Good. Use in time.  JSold by Druggists.  *,'������C O'NSU-WtRTIO N.!  I presume we have used over  one hundred bottles of Piso's  Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  family,  and    I    am    continually   advising   others  to get it.    Undoubtedly it  is the  I ever used.���������-"W. C. Miltenberger, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and  never  have any com-  )laints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  <i-������iSO'S -CURE FOR  The Best Cough Syrup.l  Tastes Good. Use in time. J  Sold by Drugpists.  ?������i :^GCf N^CTM..PT\ ON" ������  THeb'ign     7  of tlie Four,  BY A   CONAN DOYLE.  (CONTINUBD.)     :  "AV-eil, if I were to teliyou all the  adventures that my little chum and I  went through, you would not thank  me, for I would have you here until  the sun was ' shining, .Here and there  we drifted about the world, something  ��������� alwaj^s turning up to t keep us from  London; All the time, however, I  never lost sight ��������� of ; my purpose. I  would dream of.Sholto at night, ' A'  hundred times I have killed him in my  sleep,' At last,- however, some three ,or'  four years ago, we found ourselves in  England., Iliad no great difficult3- in  finding where Shblto lived, and I set to  work to ^discover whether he had realized the treasure, or.if he still had it: I  ms.de friends with some 'one who could  ��������� help me���������I name no names, for, I don't  want to get anyone else in a hole���������and  1 soon found that, he still had the  jewels. Then I tried to get at him in  mam*: ways ; but he was pretty sly,  and had always two'prize-fighters, besides his sons and his khitmutgar, on  guard over him. '    '   ,  "One day, however;" I got word that  he was djang.    I hurried at once to the:  garden, mad that he should slip out of  my  clutches   like   that,  and,  looking  through  the window, I saw! him hang  in his bed, with his sons on each side of  him.   I'd have come through and taken  my chance with the three of, them, only,  even. as   I   looked ;,at, him,   his   jaw  dropped,, and I knew that he was gone.  I got into   h������is room that same night,  ' though, and I searched his papers to see  if there was any record of where he had.  hidden our   jewels.    There was not a  line, however; so I  came away, bitter  and savage as a man could be.   Before  1 left I bethought me that if I ever met  my Sikh friends  again   it   would be a  satisfaction   to   know   that I had left  some mark of our hatred; so, I scrawled  down tlie sign  of the four of us, as it  had been on the chart, and I pinned it  on his bosom.   It was too much that he  should  be  taken to the grave without  some token from the men whom he had  robbed and befooled.  "We earned a living at this time by  my exhibiting poor Tonga;'at fairs and  other such places as the black cannibal.  He would.eat raw meat and dance his  war dance; so we always'had a hatful  of pennies  after a. day's work,    I still  heard all the; news  from Pondicherry  Lodge,   and for some years there, was  no news to hear, except that they were  hunting for the treasure.   At,last, however, came what we had waited for  so  long.    The treasure had been found. It  was^up at the tor) of-the. house, in Mr.  Bartholome w Sholto's chemical i abora-  tory.    I came at once and had a look at  the place, but I could not see how, with  my wooden leg, I was to make my way  up to it.    I learned, however, about a  trap-door in the roof, and   also   about  Mr. Sholto's supper hotir.    It seemed to  me   that ��������� I.could   manage the   thing  easily through Tonga.    I brought him  out  with me  with  a long rope wound  round his waist.    He  could climb like  a   cat,   and   he   soon   made   his way,  through the roof, but, as ill-luck would  have it, Bartholomew Sholto' was still  in the rcom, to his'cost. Tonga thought  he had done something  very  clever in  killing   him, for when I   came  up the  rope. I   found   him   strutting  at oat as  proud   as a  peacock.    Very mucii surprised   was he   when  I  made   at him  ���������with the rope's end and cursed him for  a little blood-thirsty imp.    I took the  treasure-box and let it down, and then  slid down  myself, having first left the  sign oi the four upon the table, to show  that    the   jewels had come   back   at  last to   those   who  had most right to  them.    Tonga then pulled up the rope,  closed the   window, and made   off the  way that he had come.  "I don't know that I have anything  else to tell you. I had heard a waterman speak of the speed of Smith's  launch, the Aurora, so I thonght she  would be a handy craft for our escape.  I engaged with old Smith, and was to  give him a big sum if he got us safe to  our ship. He knew, no doubt, that  there was some screw! loose, but he was  not in our secrets. All this is the truth,  and if I tell it to you, gentlemen, it is  not to amuse you���������for(you have not  done me a very good turn���������but it is because I believe the  best defence  I can  '"Good isjught, gentlemen both,"; said  Jonathan Small. '   ���������'.  , "You first, Small," remarked the  wary Jones as they left the room "111  take particular care that you don't club  me with your wooden leg, whatever  you may have done to the gentleman  at the.Andaman Isles."  "Well, and there is the end of our  little drama," I remarked,''after we had  sat some time smoking in silence. "I  fear that it-may be the last investigation in which T shall. have the chance  of studying your methods. Miss Mor-  stan has done me the ' honor to accept  me' as a husband in prospective.";;  He gave a most dismal groan. "I  feared as much," said he.', "I re'aUy  can not congratulate you." ,'   '  I was a little hurt. "Have; you.anj-/  reason"; to ,be dissatisfied .. with my  choice?" I asked.        ��������� :���������.���������<''���������'  ' '.'Not at all. T think she is one of  the most charming young ladies Lever  met, and; might have been most useful  in such -work as we have been doing.  She/had a decided genius that way ;  witness the-'way in which she preserved  that Agra.plan from all the other  papers of her father.. But love is an  emotional thing, arid whatever' is  emotional is opposed to that true cold  reason which 1 place above all things.  1 should never .marry myself, lest I  bias 'my judgment." \  .' "I. trust," saidI,;laughing, "that my  judgment maj- survive the ordeal. But  you look weary."        ,r...       .���������..'.������������������  "Yes, the reaction is already'upon  me. 1 shall, be as limp as a rag for a  week."  "Strange," said I, "how terms of  what in another, man I should call  laziness alternate with fits of splendid  e'neigy and vigor."   :'���������'  ���������'Yes,"' he" answered, "there are in me  the makings ofa Very fine loafer and  also of a pretty spry sort of fellow. I  often think of those lines of old G-dethe:  LIFE ON A FARM.  Schade dass die  dir schuf.'  Denn   zum   -vuerdiKren  Schelnien der Stoff,  Natur nur einen Mensch aus  Mann  war  und "!um  By the way, apropos of this Norwood  business, you'see that they had; as ..I  surmised, a confederate 'in., the house,  who could be none other than Lai Rao,  the butler ; so Jones has the undivided  honor of having caught one fish in his  great haul."  "The. division seems rather unfair," I  remarked;, "You have done all the  work in this'business. I get'a wife out  of it, Jones gets the credit, pray what  remains for you ?" "     ���������  "For me," said Sherlock Holmes,  "there still remains the cocaine bottle."  And he stretched his long white hand  Up for it.        7 ��������� "'��������� .'-.;' (   ;       ';  '"'".'.'.-   THE END.    ���������''���������"..' :  '������������������:���������'���������������������������"  all the   world know   how badly I  e    myself   been   served by   Major  innocent I am of the  make is just to hold back nothing,  but  let  ha'  Shoi*:o,  and how  death of his son."  "A very remarkable account," said  Sherlock Holmes. -"A fitting wind-up  to an extremely interesting case. There  is nothing at all new to me in the  latter part of your narrative, except  that you brought your own rope. That  I did not know. By the wa3r, I had  hoped that Tonga had lost all his darts ;  vet he managed to shoot one at us in  tli'-l-oat."  " .it.' had lost them all, sir, except the  <". which was in the blow-pipe at the  t...ie."  "Ah,  saot thought of that."  "Is there any other point which you  would like to ask about ?" asked the  convict affably.  "I think not, thank you," my companion answered.  "Well, Holmes," said Athelney  Jones, "you are a man to be humored,  and we all know that you are a connoisseur of crime, but duty is duty, and  I have gone rather far in doing; what  you and your friend asked me. I shall  feci more at ease when we have our  story-teller here safe under lock and  key. The cab still waits, and there are  two inspectors downstairs. I am much  obliged to you both for your assistance.  Of course   vou  will   be  wanted at the  of course," said Holmes,  'I had  irk  Good night to you.'  Canada Under Queen Victoria.  .'The sixtieth anniversary of our Queen's  coronation furnishes a few, excellent   opportunities for   measuring   our   national  progress.     When the Queen ascended the  throne in 1837^ Canada was the seat of   a  good deal of   political disaffection, which  resulted in serious outbreaks of rebellion.  British   North   America was a   group of  separate and, in large   degree,' unsympathetic provinces, each with its   independent legislature, having little intercourse  or trade with each other.  Our cities were  few and small, ill-paved, ill-lighted, with  few buildings of   any architectural   pretensions.,   Roads were few and poor, and  interprovincial  communication was difficult and, at the breaking up of  the winter,   almost   impossible.      Canada was a  giant without bones..  , Since   then   our   magnificent   railway  system, from. Cape Breton to Vancouver,  connects the tide waters of   the  Atlantic  with those of the Pacific, and forms   one  of   the   strongest   links of   the   Queen's  Highway from Great   Britain to her possessions in the remotest East.    The scattered provinces have become a great   Dominion,   controlling,   half   a   continent,  with the largest and best   wheat-producing area, and   offering   the   best   opportunities for   civilized   settlement, in   the  world.    Its internal navigation by means  of   its splendid   canal   system, lakes and  riveri, present   possibilities for   the  vast  enlargement of   its   commerce.      Its resources of   the   mine, the forest, and the  field, its deep   sea and   inshore   fisheries,  have been   greatly   developed   and   give  promise of still greater expansion in   the  future. Its educational institutions, magnificently housed and equipped, have won  name and fame in distant lands.  Canada  forms about two-fifths of the far-extended  British   Empire, and   is   thoroughly devoted to its sovereign and to British connection.    The outlook of its future is not  surpassed by that of any other portion of  the Queen's dominions.  Victoria has been contemporary to  twenty-eight kings, six emperors, , four  ozars, three queens, thirteen presidents,  ten princes, five sultans and many petfcv  rulers of Bmaller states of Europe and  Asia.  Thought They Had Lynched 'Em.  The prisoner was waiting for the verdict in a rural justice court. Three  hours had passed, and still no sign from  the jury. Finally his lawyer came ovex  to him and whispered:  "I have just learned that the. jury is  hung."  '' Thank the Lord 1" cried the prisoner,  ���������who had taken the lawyer literally. "1  knowed I had friends here. Gimme my  hat an order yer liquor."���������Atlanta Constitution.  Not His Error.  "I wish to say to the congregation,"  said a country clergyman lately, "that the  pulpit is not responsible for the error of  the printer on the tickets for the concert  in tbe Sunday school room. The concert is  for tho benefit of the arch fund, not the  arch fiend."���������Pick Me Up.  An Important Difference.  Little Sister ���������What's the diff'rence  'tween 'lectricty and lightnin?  Little Brother���������You don't have to pay  nuthin fur lightnin.���������Detroit Free Press.  Harriet Clifford, sat in front of the  fire, her pretty hands lying in her lap,  and her face distinct in the firelight.  She was ver j* pleasant to , look upon,  and John Agnew, from the arm-chair  opposite, looked at her -with earnest,  dreamy eyes, as. one may contemplate,  a pretty picture. ���������  "To think that 3'ou should prefer a  farmer's life Out west.".'���������    .  "You would not like to be a farmer's  wife, then ?"���������' "   '���������'���������' :���������  "I? Would' I like to be a galley  slave ? ' Not I; I like to live daintily  and Wear pretty dresses and French  slippers, and���������and .perhaps one day a  diamond ring, and 1 detest work!" ,'������������������>'  Both felt that the little half-laughing,  speech had settled a question that lay  deep down below the surfaco.   ,:  John Agnew.-went to his western  farm the next day, and Harriet stayed  at home with her piano and the thousand trifles which served to while away  her leisure hours.  But as the days crept on Harriet  Clifford became conscious of a growing  vacuum in her life. Until John Agnew  went awaj', she never had known how  she had grown to expect his visits',''.and  remember and, treasure up his words.  And Harriet drooped a little, she  scarcely knew .why ; and Aunt Mafcia  advised a month at the seashore.  Just about that time Sabrina Elton  came from the far west on a visit���������an  old schoolmate of Harriet's���������and Harriet, asked her to tea the first week of  her stay in town.  "Is'it very lonely  out west ?'.' asked  '.Harriet. ���������     ���������,'.''������������������ -,...; ;.' ,'������������������.-  "It's splendid," said the young lady.  "Lonely, indeed !r Why. they have ,the  nicest society out i;there in the world.'  I wouldn't come back here for anything." ' . ..'���������.;:,".'���������������������������;!;'���������. '  "I once knew a gentleman who^went  to Wisconsin," said Harriet, diplomatically, "a Mr. Agnew." ',  ': "Mr. Agnew! Why," said Sabrina,  with wide-open eyes, ' 'he owns the next  farm to papa's, and we like him so  much! Papa says he is so thoroughly  in earnest in whatever he does. And  you used to know him?" .'.: '&���������'.  '   "Yes."  "Strange he has never, spoken of  you." '.:'���������'���������.  "Not at all: strange," said 'Harriet,  biting her lip. "I dare say he has forgotten me long ago."  And Harriet began to talk very fast  and discontentedly   about   something  else.  -;.: ;.''':.   .V���������    ;';���������,.  "Harriet doesn't look a bit well,"  said Sabrina, before she took her leave.  "Mrs. Clifford, why won't you 'let her  come home with me for a few weeks ?  Our western climate wbuldbrace her  : up like a tonic."   ��������� ;��������� / -  ��������� "What do you say, Harriet ?" asked  Mrs. Cliffprd, with her eyes full of tender maternal anxiety.  '' "I���������I should like to go," said Har-  1 riet, hanging her head. ' "Only for a  little while, you know, mamma."  '.'���������'..,.���������' '*..:���������  ;.'   *.'..-.'.':  *;���������:���������''     *    ���������':..*'.������������������'.,������������������...'.*  Harriet praised the beautiful west  with sufficient enthusiasm to gratify  even Sabrina. '  "It's a pity Mr. Agnew has gone to  Chicago," said Sabrina, "but he'll be  back before a long time. In the meantime 3rou can amuse yourself very tolerably with G-eorge Sky son."  For Mr. Skyson, a rich cattle farmer  in the neighborhood* had fallen desperately in love with the pretty little  eastern lassie, and made no. secret  whatever of his infatuation.      .  It would be difficult, however, to describe Mr. Agnew's astonishment, one  lovely August evening, on entering  the Elton domains, to see Harriet sitting on the doorstep.  "Harriet!"  "Yes," said Harriet, laughing, "it is  I.    How.do 3^ou do, Mr. Agnew ?"  ��������� And Mr. Agnew, instead of riding on  to the "nearest post town, as he had intended to do, stayed and spent the  evening.  One September afternoon Mr. Agnew  walked in with a tiny flower-pot under  his arm.  "Here is the geranium you wanted,  Miss Sabrina," he said, glancing rather  discontentedly round the room. "Where  is Harriet ?"  "She's out in the garden," said Sabrina, jerking her crochet needle  viciously ^through a series of worsted  loops ; "and I haven't a bit of patience  left with her!"  "Why not?"  "Because I had made up my mind to  have her for a neighbor, and she has  just gone and demolished all nay castles  in the air."  "What do you mean?"  "She has refused George Skyson."  "A perfectly unpardonable offence,"  said Agnew gravely. "I don't wonder  you are out of patience with her. "I'll  go out in the garden, and see what on  earth she means by such atrocious conduct!"  Harriet stood iu the checkered shade  of the vines, her pretty forehead pressed  against the   trellis   bar and her hands  mechanically toying with  the leaves,  while her half-filled basket   of  purple  fruit bore a mute witness  to her idleness.  "Soyou have Irefused Mr. Skyson?"  "Yes," answered Harriet defiantly.  "I could have told him that you did  not wish to  be a farmer's wife.    You  said so yourself."  "I suppose a poor girl can have the  privilege of changing her rnind, can't  she ?" flashed Harriet.  And then, of course, you know what  followed.  And Sabrina Elton had Harriet for a  neighbor after all.  n  .t\i  %  DISRAELI   AND  GLADSTONE.  Two  I������pm;irk;it>'<������  M-pii, Very   Different in  ' ...Cliiirapti'r :m<l Tvmperiinit'ut.  '11 eard nearly all the great' speeches  made by both the men in that parliamentary duel-which lased ,for so-'iri'any  years. ..My own observation ;and judgment gave the superiority to Mr. Gladstone all through, but I quite Jidinit  Chat Disraeli stood up well to his great  opponent, and thac it was not always easy  to award the prize of,," victory.' The' two  men's voices were curiously,, '��������� unlike.  Disraeli had a deep, low, powerful voioe,  heard everywhere throughout the house/  but having little variety* or music in it.  Gladstone's voice was tuned to a higher  note, was penetrating, resonant, liquid,  and full of an exquisite modulation and  music which gave new shades of meaning to every emphasized word. The ways  of the men were in almost every respect  curiously unlike. Gladstone was, always  eager for conversation. He loved to talk  to anybody about ������anything.., Disraeli,  even among his most intimate friends,  was given to frequent fits of absolute  and apparently gloomy silence. -.7  Gladstone, after'his earlier parliamentary, days, became almost'entirely indifTer-  ,eht to dress. Disraeli always turned out  in the newest fashion, and down to his  latest years went in the get-up of a young  man about town. Not less different were  the characters and temperaments of the  , two men. Gladstone changed his political opinions many times during his.long  Parliamentary career. But he changed  his opinions only in ���������, deference to the  force of a growing conviction, and to the  .recognition of facts and conditions which  he could no longer conscientiously dispute. : Nobody probably ever knew what  Mr. Disraeli's real opinions were upon  any political question, or whether he  had any real opinons at all. Gladstone  began as a Tory, and gradually became  changed into a Kadical. Disraeli began  as an extreme". Radical, under the,patronage of Daniel O'Connell, and changed  into a Tory. But everybody knew that  Gladstone was at first a sincere Tory,  and at last .a'S sincere ���������.'���������.���������'Radical. 'Nobody  knew, or, indeed, cared, whether Disraeli  ever was either a sincere Radical or a  sincere Tory.���������Justin McCarthy:in Outlook. .'    .    :-, '���������������������������'������������������'' '������������������:    :. '- '"'������������������"  .;.���������>.  ..''',,.���������'<      Man's Most Vuljrar Habit.  "If men were compelled to wear skirts  for a period I think 'they   would   insist  more than they dp- now that their fellow-  men should stop the nasty habit   of spitting in public,'' writes Edward   W. Bok  in the Ladies'   Home   Journal.    "There  is no practice of man which is more distressing to women   than7 this disgusting';  habit.  Women constantly complain of it,  especially   in   our   larger" cities,, where  sometimes the sidewalks   are scarcely fit  for them to walk upon.    They revolt   at  the practice, and they are right in. so doing.    Yet year in and year out the habit  not only   continues,    but   increases, and  the protection of .cleanliness,    to'   which  every woman walking   upon  ' our streets  has a perfect   right, is,.> denied   her.    In,  New York City the Board of, Health has  taken the matter up on .the .grounds .of  public health, and the Police Department  is lending its co-operation in the enforcement of   an    ordinance   directed against  the evil.    No action   taken in New York  for years is so highly to be   commended,  and the ordinance should,quickly extend  to other cities and be put into   force.    It  is an undertaking which publio   opinion  will   sustain   in   whatever   part   of the  country it is attempted.    Every community should be urged to try   the   experiment. * * . The time   is ripe when every  decent man should take some steps to see  to it that the nastiest   and   most vulgar  of all American habits should be entirely  stopped.    New York City has started the  reform.    Let the Boards   of   Health of a  few of our other large   cities take up the  question, and the reform,, whioh appeals  to every clean-minded man and   woman,  will soon spread.    It   is  a work in every  way calling for the attention   and action  of Boards of   Health   and all bodies and  citizens interested in the health of   communities.    The spitting habit is an absolute manace   to   the   public   health. ���������* *  Smaller communities need   not   wait for  the larger cities.    The decent men of the  smallest community can  come   together,  awaken   interest   in   the matter and see  that a prohibitive   ordinance   is   passed.  And if the men are slow in   seeing their  duty it is to be.devoutly   hoped that the  women will   take   the question   in hand  and see to it that   this   disgusting habit  receives that necessary   publio   attention  which it has lacked in the past."  The New Current Pump.  ^Agricultural and mining men are interested in a mechanical device known  as the "current pump," which has been  invented and successfully operated in  Montana. Thi������ device is the invention  of Louis E. Miller of Montana and has  been designed to supply water along  streams whose banks rise so abruptly  and to such heights as to render impracticable all efforts hitherto made to  use the water for irrigation or for  placer, mining. It is simple and compact and can be easily carried from  place to place. It requires no preparatory construction work in'*the way ol  anchorage, aud it ceds no power to  operate it other than the force of the  current of the river in which it is  placed. Placed in a stream of water and  depending alone upon the current of the  stream for power, it will pump 1,000  gallons of water an hour in a five' mile  current���������the quantity of water increasing as the current increases���������and will  raise this amount of water to an elevation varying from 75 to 100 feet, in proportion to the rapidity of the current.  It is asserted  by those familiar with '  the lands in Montana, Idaho  and other  northwestern   states' lying   along   such  rivers  as tho  Missouri, Snake and Columbia, that they are almost without exception rich in placer gold and would  yield   immense  profits .could  they  be  worked at a moderate expense.    Owing  to the nature of  the banks, however, it  has been impossible to work these lands  without involving  such  enormous  ex-,  penditures in the construction of ditches,  .  .flumes and reservoirs as to absorb all  the profits resulting from mining. t  The  same truth holds in regard to irrigation.  Now, with this simple but effective device, it is asserted  that placer grounds  may be operated and fertile agricultural  lands cultivated at a minimum expense.  ���������Chicago Record.  Found at Last.  "I haven't seen you for some time,"she  said.  "No," ho answered, "I've been down in  Indiana looking for a gas well."    '    -  "He's over there," she responded  promptly, indicating the talkative young  man who had just left her.���������Chicago Post.  The Latest Popular Music  For 10ccents a Copy.  Not a Small Evil.    '  "This evil is no small one, my sisters,"  said the Chicago woman who was leading  a new reform. "It is so broad that it  threatens the peace of our whole city. We.  must put pur feet on it firmly and stamp  it out." That indelicate reference broke  up the meeting.���������Philadelphia American.  improvt  Our Own Insufficiency.  Continual sunshine and gentle  zephyrs in the outward world would  not produce a healthy atmosphere for  animal or vegetable life. It is just so  in a spiritual sense. Continual abounding in heavenly enjoyment would tend  to make us relax oiu* efforts to abide in  our own safe state���������that of watchfulness and prayer under a humiliating  sense of our own insufficiency for any  good word or work.  Pertinent.  Penelope���������Do horse shows  the class of horses?  Tom Barry���������Yes.  Penelope���������And dog shows of dogs?  Tom Barry���������Yes.  Penelope���������Then why don't they hold  man shows?���������Truth.  Another One.  "Oh, that," said she wearily, "is another thing."  It did seem as if their tete-a-tete was  constantly to be interrupted by a succession of Ghollies.���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  Not a Thing.  Nell���������Do yon think there is anything  between them?  Belle���������I don't know. There wasn't  when I looked in at the parlor door last  night.���������Somerville Journal.  Regularly sold for 40 and 50 cents.  Send us cash, post-office order or stomps  and we will forward postpaid to an7  address. The music selected, to the  amount of your purchase.    * ...^.w  Vocal.  The   bridegroom    that   never    came,   Davis 10  AH for you ��������� Burke 10  Don't forgot your promise. .. .Osborne 10  He   took     it     In     a     quiet,, good-  natured way (comic). ..... :j. David_10  There will come a time Harris 10  Don't tell her you love her, . . .Dresser 10  Star light, star bright Herbert'10  You are not the only pebble   on   the  beaoh Carter 10  IiUoinda's Jubilee (negroO. ..Berlinger 10,  Cause ma baby loves  me Wilson 10  Dar'll be a nigger mlssin' Bloom 10  Words cannot tell my lovo Stahl 10  The girl you dream about Stahl 10  Hide   behind   the   door   when   papa  comes Collin Coe 10  I   loved   you   better   than you knew   Carroll 10  I love you if others don't. .. .Blenford 10  Don't send her away, John..Rosenfeld 10  She   may   have     seen   better     days   ...... .... . .  .Thornton 10  When the girl you love is many miles  away .....:.. .Kipper 10  Ben Bolt, English ballad....... .  10  Sweet bunch of daisies. Owen 10  The   wearing   of   the   green,     Irish  national song.   10  Instrumental.  Royal Jubilee waltzes Imp. Music Co. 10.  Wheeling Girl two-step Imp.Muslo Co. 10  El Capitan march and i-^o-step.Sousa 10  20th Century Woman two-step.. Norris 10  A story ever sweet and true. .. .Stultz 10  Murphy on parade, the latest hit, Jansen 1q  King Cotton march and two-step Sousa 10  Handicap march and two-step. .Rosey 10  Chopchi Choochi polka. ........Clark 10  Yale march and two-step.. .Van Baer 10  Black America maroh Zickle 10  Bollo of Chicago two-step Sousa 10  Star Light, Star Bright waltz.Herbert 10 r  Nordica waltz Tourjee 10  Princess Bonnie waltz  Spencer ID  D.K.E waltz Thompson  Darkies' Dream caprice Lancing  Dance of the Brownies caprice   Earn-    . man  RaBtua on Parade two-step Mills  Genderon two-step. .. .Imp. Musio Co.  Narcissus (classical) Nevin  In the Lead two-step Bailey  An Excellent Metaphor.  "Your daughter Imogene is a perfect  Venus, Mr. Duggins."  "Yes���������Venus deMilo; she never does  any work with her arms."���������Chioago  Record.  10  10  10  10  10  10-  10  Semper Fidelis March  .Sousa 10  Thunderer maroh Sousa 10  Washington Post maroh ..Sousa 10  High School Cadets maroh Sousa 10  Liberty Bell maroh. Sousa 10,  Manhattan Bench march. ......Sousa 10  Love comes like a summer sigh   10  NOTICE���������We sell only for cash, and  payment mustr accompany all orders.  If you send for any music not in the  list you must be willing to accept any  substitute we send you instead, if w������  have not the music ordered. No attention will be paid inquiries unless accompanied by a 3-cent stamp for answer.  BE SURE TO BEAD THIS.  We publish new music, vocal and  instrumental, every week in the year*  We will post free to any address this  music as published at the following subscription rates, paid in advance:��������� <  One piece a week for 52 weeks $8.60  One piece a week for 26 weeks   1.60  One piece a week for 13 weeks   1.00  Address all money and  correspondence  EMPIRE MUSIC CO-%  44 Bay St* Toronto.  ������������������������!���������:���������  Ml  %  m  ���������4  1  if  1  1  \A /  1,7, EVE'S FRUIT PICKING  E������ ���������'&  I?    ���������  1'  /  is  I: -"  I  HOW HER CURIOSITY RUINED THE  HUMAN RACE,  Kev. Dr.'Talraafife Preaches a Eictnresqne  Sermon oil the Calamity in Paradise���������  Eating:  Fruit   That  JDocs  Not lielohff to  '!     Us-Patal Charms.   ���������" ."!.,'-.��������� r,-'-  New York, June 13.,���������A' new  interpretation of   the   calamity    in   paradise   is  given by Dr. ' Talmage   in   this sermon,  which is   laden   with   practical  lessons.  -The text is Genesis iii,    6,    "And   when  the. woman saw that the,   tree'was  good  for food,and that.it was   pleasant  to the  J eye's, 'and a tree   to   be   desired1 to make  ' one-wise; she   took   of   the.fruit thereof,,  and did eat, and give also unto   her husband, with her, and he-did eat.''  It is the first Saturday afternoon in the  world's '^"existence. Ever since - sunrise  Adam has been watching the brilliant  pageantry of wings"and scales and clouds.  In his first lesson in zoology, and ornithology and ichthyology ho has noticed  that the'robins   fly   tho   air iu twos and  ' that the fish swim tlie water in twos and  that the lions walk the fields in twos and  ������ in the warm redolence of that Saturday  afternoon ho falls off into slumber, and  as if by allegory to teach all ages-tbat  the greatest,of earthly blessings is sound  sleep, this paradisaical somnolence ends  with the- discovery on the part of 'Adam  of a corresponding intelligence just, landed on a .new planet. Of the mother of all  the living I speak���������Eve, the first, the  fairest and the, best'.'  ! A .Beautiful Garden.'  I mako mo a garden. I inlay the paths  - with mountain moss, and I border them  , with pearls from Ceylon and diamonds  from Golconda. Here and there arc fountains tossing in the sunlight and ponds  that ripple under the paddling of tho  swans. I gather, me lilies from the  Amazon :and orange groves from the  tropics and tamarinds from Goyaz. There  are woodbine and honeysuckle climbing  over the iwall and starred spaniels  sprawling themselves on tlie grass. I invite amid those trees the larks, and the  brown thrushes, and the robins, and all  the. brightest ' birds of heaven, and they  stir tho air with infinite chirp and carol.  And yet the place is a desert filled with  darkness and death as compared with the  residence of the woman of the text, the  subject of my story.' Never since have  such skies looked' down, through such  leaves into such waters! Never has river  wave had such curve and sheen and bank  as adorned the Pison,' the Havilah, the  Gihon, and the Hiddekel, oven the pebbles being bdellium and onyx stones!  What fruits, with no curculio to sting  tho rind I What flowers, with no slug to  gnaw tho root! What atmosphere, with  no frost to chill and with no heat to  consume! Bright colors tangled in the  grass. Perfume in the air. Music in the  sky. Great scenes of gladness and love  and joy.  Right there under a bower of leaf and  vine and shrub occurred ,the first mar-  riago. Adam took tho hand of this immaculate-daughter of God and pronounced the ceremony when he.said,  "Bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh."  A forbidden tree stood in the midst of  that exquisite park; Eve sauntering out  one day alone, looks up at the treo and  sees the beautiful fruit and wonders if it  is sweet and wonders if it is sour and  standing there says: "I think I will just  put my hand upon'the fruit. It will' do  no dama'ge"fto the tree. 1 will not take  the fruit to'.''eat, but I will just take it  down-.to examine it." She examined the  fruit. She said, "I do not think there  can be any .harm in my just breaking the  rind of/it." She put the fruit to her  teeth, she tasted, she allowed Adam also  to taste the fruit, the door of the world  opened, and the monster sin entered. Let  the heavens gather blackness, and the  wind sigh on the bosom of the hills, and  cavern, and desert, and   earth,   and   sky  join, in   one   long,   deep,   hell  rending  howl, "The world is lost?"  Beasts that before were harmless and  full of play put forth claw and sting and  teeth and tusk. Birds whet their beak  for prey. Clouds troop in the sky. Sharp  thorns shoot tip through the soft grass;  blasting on the leaves. All the chords of  that great -harmony' are snapped. . Upon  the brightest home this world ever saw  our first parents turned their backs and  led forth on a path of sorrow the broken-  ��������� hearted myriads of a ruined race.  liuin iu Curiosity.  Do you not   see   in    the first place the  danger of a poorly regulated   inquisitive-  ness? She wanted to know how the fruit  tasted.    She found   out,    but;6,000 years-  have deplored that unhealthful,curiosity.  Healthful curiosity has done a great deal  for letters, for ���������7arCrior.-science   auci' for  religion.    It   has -gone   down   into  the  depths of the  earth   with   the   geologist  and seen   the   first   chapter   of   Genesis  written in the book of nature, illustrated  with   engraving   on   rock,    and it stood  with the antiquarian while   he  blew tlie  trumpet of resurrection over buried  Her-  culaneum and Pompeii, until  from their  sepuloher then* came up shaft and terrace  and amphitheater.   Healthful curiosity has  enlarged the telescopic vision   of   the   astronomer until world"1 hidden in the .distant heavens have trooped forth and have  joined the choir praising tiie Lord.    Planet weighed against  planet   and   wildest  comet   lassooed   with   replendent     law.  Healthful   curiosity   has  gone down and  found the tracks of tlie   eternal   God   in  the polypi and the'Starfish Under the  sea'  and the majesty ;,of-the great Jehovah encamped under the  gorgeous   curtains   of  the dahlia.    It has   studied   the spots on  the sun, and   the   larva   in a beech leaf,  and the light under a firefly's wing, and  the terrible eye glance of a condor pitching from    Chimborazo.    It   has   studied  the myriads   of   animalculae that   make  up the phosphorescence in a ship's wake,  and the mighty maze of suns and .spheres  and   constellations   and    aalaxies     that  blaze on in the march of God,  Healthful  curiosity has stood .by the inventor  until  forces that were hidden for ages  came to  wheels, and levers and shafts   and   shuttles���������forces that fly the air,   or swim the  sea, or cleave the mountain until the  earth jars and roars add rings and  crackles and booms with strange mechanism, and ships with nostrils of hot  steam and yokes of fire draw the continents together. r  I say .nothing against healthful curiosity. May it have other Leyden jars,  and other electric batteries, and other  voltaic piles, and other magnifying  glasses,,;with which to storm the barred  castles of the natural world until it shall  surrender its last secret. We thank God  for the'geological curiosity ' of Professor  Hitchcock, and the mechanical curiosity  of Liebig, and the zoological curiosity  of Cuvier, and.the inventive curiosity of  Edison, but we  'must   admit  .that   un-  healthful and 'irregular inquisitiven'ess  has.rushed thousands and .tens of thousands into ruin. ;"       -   ���������'; ,  Eve just tasted tho fruit: She was curious to find ,out how'it tasted, and that  curiosity blasted her and blasted all nation."'. "''.' So there are clergymen in this  .day, inspired by unhealthful .inquisitive-  ness, who have tried to look through the  keyhole of God's mysteries:���������mysteries  that were barred and bolted from all-human inspection���������and they hav3 wrenched  their whole moral nature out of joint by  trying to pluck fruit from' branches beyond their roach, or have come out on  limbs of the tree from which they have  tumbled into rtjins without remedy. A  thousand trees of religious knowledge  from which wo may eat and get advantage, but from certain trees of mystery  how many have plucked their ruin ! Election, free agency, trinity, resurrection���������  in the discussion of these subjects hundreds and thousands of people ruin the  soul. There are men who actually have  been kept out of the kingdom of heaven  because they could not understand who  Melchisedec was not!  Like Dead Sea Fruit.  Oh, how many have been destroyed by  an unhealthful ihquisitiveness! It is seen  in all directions.      There are   those who  stand with the eye stare and mouth gape  of curiosity.    They aro the first to hear a  falsehood, build   it   another   story ��������� high  and   two   wings   to   it.      About   other  people's   apparel,    about   other   people's  business, about   other people's   financial  condition,   about   other people's   affairs,  they are overanxious.      Every nice   piece  of gossip stops at   their   door, and   they  fatten and luxuriate in the endless round  of the great world of   tittle, tattle.    They  invite and sumptuously entertain at their^  house Colonel Twaddle and Squire   Chitchat and Governor Smalltalk.      Whoever  hath an   innuendo, whoever hath a scandal, whoever   hath a valuable   secret, let  him come and sacrifico it to this godd .-:-  of splutter.       Thousands of  Adams, aud  Eves do nothing   but   eat fruit chat doe's  not   belong   to   them, men   quite    W'.-li  known    'as   mathematicians   fail in 2   in  this computation of moral algebra���������2:00c!  sense   plus   good   breeding, minus curiosity, equals minding your own    aft'.i.-s!  Then, how many young  men   through  curiosity go through the whole   n-.iim of  French novels to see    whether    they   are  really as   bad    as   moralists   have   pronounced them.   They come near tho verge  of tho precipice just to  look-   off.      They  want to seo how far   it   really is   down,  but they, loso their   balance   while   they  look and   fall   into   remediless ruin, or,  catching themselves, clumber up,    bleeding and ghastly, on   the  rock, gibbering  with cures or groaning ineffectual   prayer.  By all means'encourage healthful in-  quisitiveness;    by all   means   discourage  ill regulated curiosity.  This subject also impresses   me   with  the fact that fruits that are sweet to   the  taste may afterward produce groat agony.  Forbidden fruit   for Eve,was so pleasant  she invited her husband   also to   take of  it.      But her banishment   from paradise  and 6,000 years of   sorrow.and .wretchedness and.war and woe paid for that  luxury.  Sin may be very sweet at the start,  and it may   induce   great   wretchedness  afterward.  The cup of sin is sparkling at  the tpp.'but there is death at the bottom.  Intoxication has   great   exhilaration   for  awhile, and   it fillips   the blood, and    it  makes a man see   live stars where others  can see only one star, and it   makes   the  poor, man rich, and ; turns, cheeks   which  are white red as roses.      But what about  the dreams   that   come   after  when   he  seems falling   from' great heights or   is  prostrated by other fancied disasters  and  the perspiration stands on the forehead���������  the night dew of  everlasting darkness���������?  and he is ground under the horrible hoof  of nightmares   shrieking with   lips   that  crackle with all consuming torture? "Rejoice,    O   young man, in thy youth, and  let thy heart   cheer   thee in the   days of  thy youth!      But know thou that for all  these things God   will   bring   thee   into  judgment!"    Sweet at the start, horrible  at the last.;    Go into that hall of revelry,  where, ungodly mirth    staggers and blasphemes.    Listen to the senseless   gabble,  See-the last.trace of   intelligence   dashnd  out   from    faces   made   in    God's   own  image,  "Aha, aha!"'says the   bolstering  inebriate.  "This is joy for you.  Fill high  your cups, my boys. I drink to my wife's  misery, and my children's rags, and   my  God's defiance." And ho knows not that  a fiend stirs the goblet   in   his hand and  that adders uncoil from    the   dregs   and  thrust     their   forked    tongues     hissing  through the froth on the rim.    The Philistines   jeered and laughed and   shouted  at Samson.    Oh,    they   wanted   him   to  make  ;-sport   for   them,    and   he   made  sport for them! How bright and gay was  the scene for a little while! After awhile  tho giant puts one hand against this pillar and the other hand against   that pillar and bows himself, and    3,000   merrymakers are mashed like grapes in a wine  press.  Sin rapturous at  the   start, awful  at the last.  A Stag-grerinS1 JJIovr.  That one Edenic transgression did not  seem to be much, but it struck a blow  which to this day makes the earth stagger. To find out tho consequences of that  one sin you would have to compel the  world to throw open all its prison doors  and display the crime, and throw open  all its hospitals and display the disease,  and throw open all the insane asylums  and show the wretchedness, and open all  the sepulchars and show the dead, and  open all the doors of the lost world and  show    the   damned.    That   one   Edenic  THE FERN GOLD  LLING COMPANY;  LIMITED LIABILITY.  HEAD   OFFICE:   VANGOyVER,   B.C.  Capital $200.000 -        - In 800,000 Shares of 25c. each*  DIRECTORS  F.'O'. IN'NES, President and Managing Director.  ROBT. G. TATLOW, Vice-President.  S...O. RICHARDS, Director.  C. C.BENNETT, Secretary.  THE FERN is a well developed Mine WITH ENOUGH ORE NOW IN SIGHT TO   SUPPLY A ���������������-  STAMP MILL FOR TWO YEARS. '*'..' ���������'.'.  The value of this ore has been ascertained by milling and smelting quantities in a practical rnanner, and it rami  from SlO-00 to .$300 per ton.   ������������������'---." '-���������������������������-, ':  FIVE TONS, taken from an open cut on the surface, and Milled at 'the Poorman Mill near NELSON, GATS  A RETURN OF $61.00 PER TON IN FREE GOLD, AND SHOWED A VALUE OF $50.00 PER TOW  IN CONCENTRATES, 'MAKING.1 A' TOTAL VALUE OF $111.00 PER TON.  '���������' The tunnel atmain level, which is in 400 FEET, on ledge,'cut this same rich ore at a depth , of about l������J������j  FEET below the serf ace, and now SHOWS CONTINUOUS RICH ORE FOR ONE HUNDRED FEET, wfeE*  runs from 832.00 TO OVER S300.00 per ton. . '-'.���������,-���������"������������������������    ���������  THE MINE IS PROVEN TO A DEPTH OF OVER 225 FEET.  THE PROFIT ON ORE NOW IN SIGHT SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO PAY TWICE THE OMPft-  TAL OF THE COMPANY., '���������..'���������'..���������-' ';*'':;'-r'''-.  Among the reports on this proporty, embodied in the Prospectus, is one from the well-known Mining Fjncinssai,  JOHN E. HARDMAN, S. B., who speaks most(highly of the company's prospects.  300,000 shares of the stock have been, subscribed for by an-underwriting,syndicate, which guarantees all the ftMda  required by the Company, and arrangements are now being made to equip the Mine with a 10-Stamp Mill, whioh it !���������  hoped will bo in running order in August.  ONLY 100,000 SHARES WILL BE OFFERED TO THE PUBLIO at par, and a large number ol  have already been applied for. ���������  The Prospectus contains full information, and will be furnished on application to the Brokers.  BROKERS:  F. C. INNES,  Vancouver, B. G  GEO. W. HAMILTON & SON,  24 San Sacramento St., Montreal P* Qj  transgression stretched chords of misery  across the heart of the world and struck  them with dolorous wailing, and it has  seated the plagues upon the air and the  shipwreoks'upon the tempest, and fastened, like a leech, famine to the heart of  the sick and dying nations. Beautiful at  the start, horrible at the last. Oh, how  many have experienced it!  Are there here those who are votaries  of pleasure? Let me warn you, my  brother. Your pleasure boat is far from  shore, and your summer day is ending  roughly, for the winds and the waves are  loud voiced, and the overcoming clouds  are all awrithe and agleam with " terror.  You are past the Narrows, and almost  outside the Hook, and if the Atlantic  take thee, frail mortal, thou shalt never  get to shore again. Put back, row swiftly, swifter, swifter! Jesus from the shore  casteth a rope. Clasp it quickly,now or-  never. Oh, are there .not some of you  who are freighting all your loves and  joys and hopes upon a vessel which shall  never reach the port of heaven? Thou  nearest the breakers. One heaveupon the  rocks. Oh, what an awful crash was  that! Another lungo may crush thee beneath the spars or grind thy'bones; ,"to.::  powder amid the torn1' timbers. Overboard for your life, overboard! Trust not  that loose plank nor attempt the wave,  but quickly clasp the feet of Jesus walk-'  ing on the watery pavement, shouting  until he hear thee, "Lord.1 save me or I  perish!" Sin oeautitul at the start���������-oh,  how sad, how distressful, at the last!  The ground over which it leads you is  hollow. The fruit it offers to your taste  ��������� is poison'! The'promise it makes to you  is a lie. ,Over that ungodly banquet the  keen sword of God's judgment hangsj  aud there are ominous handwritings on  the walls.  Observe also in this subject how repelling sin is when appended to great attractiveness.' Since Eve's death there has  been no such perfection of womanhood.  You could not suggest an attractiveness  to the body or suggest any refinement to  the maimer. You could add no gracefulness to the gait, no luster to the eye, no  sweetness to the voice. A perfect God  rnade her a perfect woman, to be the  companion of a perfect man in a perfect  home, and her entire nature vibrated in  accord with the beauty and song of paradise. But she rebelled against God's government, and with the same hand with  which she plucked the fruit she launched  upon the world the crime, the wars, the  tumults that have set the universe  a-wailing.       v   -.,  3Tatal Charms.  A terrible offset to all her attractiveness. We are not surprised when we find  men aud women naturally vulgar going  into transgression. We expect that people  who live in the ditch shall have the manners' of the ditch, but how shocking  when we find sin appended to superior  education and to the refinements of social life! The accomplishments of Mary,  queen of Scots, make her patronage of  Darnley, the profligate, the more appalling. The genius of Catherine II of Russia only sets forth in more powerful contrast here unappeasable ambition. The  translations from the Greek and the  Latin by Elizabeth and her wonderful  qualification for a queen make the more  disgusting her capriciousness of affection  and her hotness of temper. The greatness of Byron's mind makes the more  alarming Byron's sensuality.  Let no one think that refinement of  manner or exquisitenc^ss of taste or superiority of education can in any wise  apologize for ill temper, for an oppressive  spirit, for unkindness, for any kind of  sin. Disobedience Godward and transgression manward can give no excuse.  Accomplishment heaven high is no apology for vice hell deep.  My subject also impresses me with the  regal influence of woman. When I see  Eve with this powerful influence over  Adam and over the generations that have  followed, it suggests to me the great  power all women have for good or for  evil. I have no sympathy, nor have you,  with the hollow flatteries showered upon  woman from the platform and the stage.  They mean nothing, they are accepted as  nothing. Woman's nobility consists in  the exercise of a Christian influence, and  when I see this powerful influence of Eve  upon her husband and upon the whole  human race I make up my mind that the  frail arm of woman can strike a blow  which will resound through all eternity  down among the dungeons or up among  the thrones.  Woman and Home.  Of course I am not speaking of representative women���������of Eve, who ruined the  race by one fruit picking; of Jael, who  drove a spike through the head of Sisera,  the warrior; of Esther, who overcame  royalty; of Abigail, who stopped a host  by her own beautiful prowess; of Mary,  who nursed the world's Saviour; of  Grandmother Lois', immortalized in her  grandson Timothy; of Charlotte Corday,  who drove the dagger through the heart  of the assassin of her lover, or of Marie  Antoinette, who by one look from the  balcony of her castle quieted a mob, her  own scaffold the throne of forgiveness  and womanly courage. I speak not of  these extraordinary persons, but of those  who, unambitious for political power, as  wives and mothers and sisters and  daughters attend to the thousand sweet  offices of home.' ,%.-.  When at last we come to calculate the  forces that decided the destiny of nations,  it will be found that the mightiest and  grandest influenoe came , from home,  where the wife cheered up despondency  and fatigue and sorrow by her own sympathy, and the mother trained her child  for heaven, starting the little feet on the  path to the celestial city, and the sisters  by their gentleness refined the manners  of the brother, and the daughters were  diligent in; their kindness to the aged,  throwing ^wreaths of blessing on the  road that leads father and mother down,  the steep of years. God bless our homes 1  And may the home on earth be the  vestibule of our home in heaven, in  which place may we all meet���������father,  mother, son/ daughter, brother, sister,  grandfather and grandmother and grandchild, and th,e entire group of precious  ones of whom we must say in the words  of transporting Charles Wesley���������  One family, we dwell in him;  Our churoh above, beneath.  Though now divided by the stream���������-  The narrow stream of death���������  One army of the living God,  To his command we bow.  Part of the host have crossed the flood,    ,  And part are crossing now.   o  A CLERGYMAN WRITES ON BEHALF  OF GRATEFUL PEOPLE.  A Husband Wanted.  ~ ' .*���������       c  The queen regent of Spain has   a marriageable daughter on her   hands.    Mercedes, princess   of   the   Asturias, is now  17, and propositions   for   her   hand have  been already   considered   at   the Spanish  court! For six months before the birth of  the king Mercedes,   who   was named -for  the first wife of her   father,    was a daisy |  queen of Spain.  But little Alphonso XIII  appeared on the scene, and she was given  a back seat. Tt is but a sorry outlook for  the two girls who were   born   to   Queen  Christina before this little son.  Mercedes,,  being the elder, should   marry   first, but  she'is not pretty, and,    Spain   being in a  terrible financial   condition,   the chances  for a   speedy   alliance for   her are slim.  The second   daughter   is   sweet   16   and  quite an   attractive   little   person.     The  Princess of the   Asturias   rides a bicycle  and tries to have   as   good a time as,she  can under the circumstances, but matters  are mighty onsartin for the royal family,  and it would not be the   strangest thing  in the world if some day they  packed up  and went to Paris for a long stay.���������Boston Herald.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills Restored Their  Healtli and  They   'Wish   Other   Sufferers  : to Know It���������A Letter That Will Brine  Hope to Many��������� No Other Medicine Gets  Such Voluntary Praise.  ' The following letter, written by the  Rev. Wm. Lawson, Methodist minister at  Richibucto, N.B., attests in the strongest -manner the merits of Dr. Williams'  Pliik Pills, and a perusal of it will suggest why this great medicine is so popular in thousands of homes throughout the  Dominion���������it cures* when other medicines fail.  Richibucto, N.B., April 26th, 1897  Dr. .Williams' Medicine Co.  Dear Sirs.���������I am glad to   furnish   you  the ���������following   voluntarily   given   testimonial, with the   fullest   permission    to  give the names and place.    They   do this  as   a   thank-offering    to    God   and your  medicine.    Mrs. Wm. Warman, of   Molus  River,; (near here)   says   her   son Alden  .was sickly from birth.    He   could hardly  ever retain food, and his parents had but  little hopes that he would live    long and  the doctors who   attended   him   were   of  the same opinion.  Till seven years of age  he continued in that condition.   Then the  use   of   Dr.    Williams'    Pink    Pil^s was  begun, and under them he recovered and  is  now a strong. Jioalthy boy.     Mr. War-  man, the boy's father, also adds his testimonial to the great value of Pink   Pills,  saying: "I suffered for years   with a bad  back, until   I   used    Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills and they cured  me."    Miss   Annie  Wurman adds this evidence   with enthusiasm and freedom.    "I   was   ���������weak and  sickly, and did nnv know the   blessing of  good health   till   I    took   Dr.   Williams'  Pink Pills.    I used eight boxes and have  since enjoyed the best of health.    In fact  1 am never sick now."  Here you have three members of a  family restored to health by the use of  your medicine, and you would almost  covet their good health and genial ways  largely resulting from such health. They  wish you 10 freely use these facts to help  other sufferers, and I am able as their  pastor to certify to the facts above stated.  Sincerely   yours,  WM. LAWSON,  Methodist Minister.  A Clever Spinster Xitinuhuon.  Some wise damsels who burn the midnight oil gave a "Spinster Luncheon."  Daisies, their petals clipped into a rallied  cap with big chin bow and features of  all nationalities marked on their yellow  disks, peeped from every corner of the  room, and nodded to the guests over a  big brown jug full of daisies in the center of tho table. The sensible menu, beginning with clam bouillon, and continuing on through toasted brown bread and  minced beef, fruit salad, frozen custard,  lady lingers and coffee, was eaten amid  much merriment.���������Ladies' Home Journal.  Tho ISriRht Siilo of Thinjrs.  The habit of looking on the bright side  of things is a good one. and is worth a  great deal to each one who cultivates it.  Certainly one should not cultivate the  habit of looking on tlie dark side, especially when he niUhi draw on his lorobod-  ings, and apprehensions for a victim of  tha5 dark side, and thus seo not only  what does not exist, but what may never  exist. God promij-os grace for each time  of need, but- not for each time of worry  and anxiety. He promises to be with His  people when they pass through the fire,  but In- does not promise to extinguish  tlie fire heiore it, has been lighted. He  says that when His people pass through  the waters they .-hall not overflow them,  and we uu.^ht to Le -ati.-fied with that.  If wo trust in God. the disasters we  dread most will never eunie, or, if they  do, Ho will change tho disaster into  benediction.  Riparian  "Rijjhts.  "Do   1   get  my riparian  rights with  this wheel?" asked the lady of luu-^ui.'-e. ;  "Get   what?"   asked   tlie clerk,  sur- I  prised into rude abruptness. g  "Riparian rights, I said.    Do ynn ro- ;���������  Not In Stock.  Floor Walker���������She complains that  you didn't show her common civility.  Shop Girl���������I showed her everything  in my department, sir.���������Detroit Journal.  All   wore 'ism.  Grocer���������For what you put de sign  up, "Boston peaches?"  Assistant���������Can't you see dey has all  got specs?���������Twinkles.  pair it?"���������Indianapolis Jonrir.il.  Belts, chatelaine bags and purses ore  out in the fashionable purpl������ ssal  leather.  Enameled silver corners deoorate some  of the newest leather card oasss and  pocketbooks.  Collectors of souvenir spoons villi  welcome the artistio and massive Nan-  sen spoon, which is, of course, commemorative of Nan sen and Ms fasthsat  north  expedition.���������Jewelers' Ctaoulaa.  i  /������>  ���������  r-  r.  !'  v.-  1  it  s  ,;���������  \  1  a  'ti  \ THE  WEEKLY    NEWS    OCT.,  12th 1S97  OCA   S  '>������������������>-<- !iav 'ie,-.i ������roi'}..' south    for    several  ���������lv    L     v sdCiaii <n   al  '    >  i--    > !-: -    (!i-  i!t> !.���������.������������������������������������������. a-. i'"jrs .������;���������.._''"��������� .a, biii". ive du .'i i"w:<.  lO C'>i.  ..'il.nL- '.  We no_iae, a- a stra������v, rhat iron r-^ils are  seatf.-'reii along t!i������ 15 a������r������ clearing, at tho  east ot Cumberland Townaite.  Rev. Mi: Hicks id agent for tho Berlin  Piano Co., which manufactures organs aud  pianos of the best quality.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  LeiseiJs.  It is.said the Indians hereabout trace  their genealogy through the mother instead  of the father���������a much safer way.  Attention is called to ad of Hutoherson &,  Perry, nurserymen.    Mr. Hutoherson is also proprietor of Mainland Nursery.  We have received an egg from Mr. J. A.  Pritchard, weighing three and a half ounces  and measuring six and a quarter inches  round the shortest way���������a good egg���������sample of hen industry.  Mr. Allan Snow, of Comox Settlement,  died at the hospital Oct. 11th. The funeral will take place from Mr. A. Grant's  undertaking rooms, Wednesday, at 2 p.m.;  interment at cemetery at Sau'lwick.  Trinity Chnrch���������A special Thanksgiving or Harvest Home service will he held  in the church on Sunday the 17th inst at  7 p. m. Members of the choir are earnest  ly requested to attend the preparatory  practice on Friday next.  ���������PEACHES for canning $r.oo Box,  per 25 lbs. at McPhee & Moore's.  WiiESTLtsu Match.���������The wrestling  match at Courtenay Hall, Thursday evening  drew quite a crowd. There were four entries in middle weights, and the match was  won by V. Bonora. In light weights, two  entries, won by H. James. Johnny Ashman was referee.  Among the visitors to the Fair wore Mr.  John Pavvson, presideut of Nanaimo Hospital, Mr. Perry 01" Hutoherson & Perry of  Nanaimo, Alderman A. E. Planta of Nanaimo, F. McB. Young, barrister of Nanaimo,  and Capt. Owens, Purser Austin, J. Todd,  steward, A. Hewett, engineer, aud John  Wilson of s. 3. City of Nanaimo.  ���������MENS' Fall and Winter Overcoats.  Call and examine at McPhee &  Moore's.  A strange case of transmigration has occurred on Denman Island. A dog killed  the sheep; several saw the dug Then the  dog turned inr.o a panther; a number saw  the panther. Next the panther turned into  a wolf, and many saw the wolf. But the  same animal, whatever shape it assumed,  killed aud eat the farmers' sheen.    Next?  ���������CALL at Tarbell's store, if you want  a good air-tight stove. Quality of material, and workmanship guaranteed. No  cheap iron used in construction. Mis  prices for the fall trade, defy competition.  PERSONALS.  Miss Orchard has returned.  Tom  Irving is home  from   the   Koot-  enay.  Robt  John's.  McNaughton   is   now   at   Cheap  Mr. F. B. Young, barrister of Nanaimo  came up Wednesday.  Mr. A. E. Planta of Nanaimo, insurance  agent, was a passenger on the City of Nanaimo, to town on its last trip up.  The public will learn with regret that  Mr. F B. Smith, C. E. a������d wife will leave  Union next week for East Kootenay: Mr.  Smith having secured an important position  fn the Crows' Nest Pass Coal Co.  ���������Anderson's air-tights knock them  cold. Catch 'em at Cheap John's and at  the works.  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP  The firm of Richardson & Crawford, composed of John Richardson and Frank Crawford, heretofore carrying on the business of  hotel keeping in the Waverly House, Union,  B. C, has this day been disolved by mutual  consent, Frank C. Crawford retiring. Mr.  John Richardson will continue the business  afc the old stand in his own name, and to  whom all bilis in favor of the late firm must  be paid, and bills against said firm presented for payment.  Jonh Richardson.  Frank C. Crawford  Oct. 1st, 1SG7.  Referring to the above I desire to thank  the public for pa^t favors, and to request  that the generous patronage accorded the  lato firm may be extended to the Waverly  Hoiido under its new management, where  the best of everything will be kept, and the  bejfc of hotel accommodation given.  Frank C Crawford,  Passenger   List.  Cm' of Nanaimo Oct. 8th,: Mrs.  Dunsmuir, J. Piercy, Luney, G. A. Birch,  P. Dire!, G.White, J.Whue, A.Matherson,  Jefferson, Miss Richardson, Mrs. Parks,  .Mrs.W.Parkin---, Mrs. I'iket, Miss Piket,  Fontam, R. Jl.innah, Miss Scott, M.  Williams, Miss Marshall,   Pawson, F. B.  Young, Mr. Planta, G. B. Boyle, R. H.  Jamieson, G. A. Corahan, T. D. McLean,  Miss Brown, Mrs.Manson, Miss Milligari  Mrs Dingwall, Dr. West wood, T.Irwin, T.  Williams, N.G.Gorrie, M.Hosan, A. M.  Mullan, Mrs. McMillan, Mrs. Robertson,  Miss Orchard, H.Stewart, T.Atkins, T.  Piercy, Mrs.Piercy, Miss Piercey, Mrs.  Beadwell, R Swan, A.Pickies, P.Kerny,  Mrs.Howe, Miss Bennett, Mira Heiher-  tub, T Ciinlil'fc, H.Watson, D.D.Hanley,  M.Laughten, J. M. Laughter, S.Cherbot,  Mrs. Maton, Miss Mcllardo, Miss. Marshall, Miss Marshall.  BLUB BOOK.  The Elite Societv will issue a Blue  Book shortly after January ist, containing onlv the names of Upper Fifty of the  City of Cumberland and the Camp. It  will be gilt edge. Advertisements,  classified, will be published in an appendix at $1.00 per line. '  ��������� IF you want a kn'oby suit, "call and  examine our stock of clothing from the  "celebrated" W. E. Sanford Clothing-  House, Monteral. Cheaper than ever at  McPhee & Moore's.  BLACK   DIAMOND  NURSERY.  --Wedding   presents.    Sec the   stock  new) of silverware at Leiser's.  Late Telegrams���������Geo Hunt, semenc  ed Oct 9 for burglary 17 years���������U S str  Albratross brings word there aie hundreds of men along the Alaskan coast en  treating vessels to bring them home���������J  Hunt of Nanaima, son of the late John  Hunt, committed suicide by taking carbolic acid���������A vessel with 400 tons of coal  from Union Bay is long over-due at D  Harbour, Alaska���������The Liberal, Club Let  tellier of Montaeal has refused ta join in  the demonstration in honor of Tarte���������  Capt-Gen Weyler is to be recalled  ���������LADIES1 Golf Jerseys  at McPhee  & Moore's.  UNION SHIPPING.  Oct.5th.���������U.S.str.Albertros 97   tons of  coai.  Oct.6th.���������Capalino, 11S tons of coal.  ������������������    ".,     Tepic 19S "       coke  t       it tt     9f)(j 11 '<  "    ���������'        Str. Mystory 29 " "    .  "    7th.���������Maude,    137 '    " "  "    "        Str. Vancouver and scow,   221  tons of coal and 20 tons of coke.  Oct.Sth.���������Hope, 21 tons of coal.  '   "   9nh.���������Tepic, 373 tons of coke.  "    "       JBostowitz, 21 ton.j :-f coal.  "    10th.���������San Mateo, 4,450 tons of coal  The Thistle and Maude are loading.  NOTICE.  ALL water rates arc due and payable  at the Company's Office, First Street,  on the last week of-each month. Rates  payable to Geo. Stevens, Supt. or Lawrence Nunns, Collector.  OFFICE HOURS, Tuesdays and  Friday, from 12 noori till 1 p.m., and  7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.  F. B. Smith, Sec.  Gomo������ IRoab, IRanaimo, as. C.  Fruit trees of all descriptions.  Ornamental trees and shrubs.  P. O. BOX 190  X X X X X X X X X X X  HUTCHERSON & PERRY.  VV.  H. JENKINSON.  PRACTICAL W ATCH M A KER AND  JEWELER, UNION, B. 0. Jewelry made  to order, and Precious Stones set. Note,  prices : Cleans Watches thoroughly for 75c.  New Main Sprint', 75c. Balance and Pallet  Staffs, ������1.25. Guarantees ail work for 12  months. Practical experience- of over 25  years.  Teaming. &  iveplj;.  I am prepared f,o  furnish Stylish Rigs ���������������  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  Dl Kilpatriek,  Union, B. C.  x  also  x  HORSESHOING      AND  GENERAL  Blacks m ith ing.  Espiiaalt & lanaimo Ey.  Time   Table   No.    28,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday   Mar  29 th 1S97.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.  , ^ .,        SaT&   I Daily. | Sand'r  Lv. "Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. w. | v. m  Wellington   |   8.00   I    4.00  ^r- -S?11,?.11*10 1 nA& I 7-25  Ar. Wellington  |   12.15 |    7.45  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  T     AM   |    P M  I Daily. | Sut. &  a     -rr-  ���������    . Sund'y.  Ar. Victoria  j    12.30 [   S.C0  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..   I   8.40    |    4.33  Lv, Wellington for Victoria   j   8.15    j   4.15    '  For rates nnd information apply   at Com*  ���������pnny's ofiicos,  A. DUNSM UIR, JOSEPH HUNTEK.  President. <        Qen'l Snpt  IT. K. PRIOR,  fien. Freight and Passenger Aart,  George Bisir is now' prepared to furnish Music for Dances and Surprise  Parlies.    Terms moderate,   ���������  . Gordon Murdock,  Third St.       Union, B. O.  BI&cksxi}itl{ii)g  ,n all.its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired���������  Subscribe for The  News  $2.be  per  annum  88S&5I2ESS  ������ iiJ  fij ������ H ^^^ ������ 8 ������  <*ses*b 'gpsr rfBQy Tfra^ w  &BST grase   & ������      gosn   1 ������1,  P ���������   P  These Goods have been bought direct from the   Manufacturer and are  Cheaper than ever before offered in Union.  e have just received a lot of the   latest improved  patterns  of Air   Tight   Heating  Stoves.     Call and see them before you buy.  a


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