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Array ���������1 (������������������      I  (Semi  Edition.  ^OB  TQUR  J0BPEITI1. )</f  Give us a Trial,   we  do Good Work at  REASONABLE  PRICES.  >..���������     -r  SIXTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND.   B C.     SATURDAY OCT. 224. 1898  Esplmait & INanaimo, Ry.  *f*X&tt&jF&gb  THE   STEAMER Cety   of' Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS  FOLLOWS:  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  f-Cailing~at Way,Ports as Freight '  and Passengers may offer:  /Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday' 7 a-ro,.  4 ���������   Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  *' ���������    Comox for-Nanaimo  ,   Friday 8 a.ra.  - ��������� <;'   Nanaimo for Victoria,  "������ <   , .'Saturday 7 a.m.  FOB Freight  or   Staterooms ap-  I'piy on board,   or at the   Company's '  "Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store  Street.  M  O.H.FECHNER.  LEADING   BARBER  and  TAXIDERMIST  "    and Dealer in   Fishing Tackle, and'Sporting Goods   I Cumberland,      Jd: \rr  DYKE & EVANS  / . Music Dealers  VANCOUVER, - B.    C   O���������  SOLE AGENTS:  Karn Pianos  Echo Banjos  Washburn Guitars   and   Mandolins  Organs, etc.  IN THE MATTER OF THE TRAMWAY  INCORPORATION' ACT AND  AMENDINQ ACT.    ,  NOTICE is hereby given that we, the  undersigned, desire to fopm a Company under the name of "The Hardy Bay Tramway Company, Limited/', for the purpose of  building, equipping, maintaining and operating a single or double track tramway,  beginning at a point on Hardy Bay, in Ru.  pert District, Vancouver's Island, in the  Province of British' Columbia/ thence in a  southwesterly direction by the moat practical and feasible route tp the, most convenient  point on (Coal Harbor,, Qoataino Sound, in  the Mid Rupert District and with power to  biuld, equip, construct, operate and main*  tain branch line* in connection therewith;  and also for . the purpose of building, con-  fctruoting, equipping, maintaining and operating a telephone or telegraph line or lines'in  connection with, the said Tramway and  branch liuea.  Pated at the City'of Victoria, this 17th  day of October, 1898.  Wm. JENSEN,    '  ml0-22d L. GOODACRE.  SEND   FOR  CATALOGUE  28  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT St SON.  j. na, :m:������:l,:ejo:e  General    Teaming       Powder  Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    Wood  ;      jn Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  J   A. Ca^thew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  mMhl  >THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAP  [ ~^   WQRLD-wTde'CIRCULATJO  I Twenty Pages;  N.  ated.  Indispensable toJ^ning^M|N;  I THREE DOLLARS PER TEAS, POSTPAID.;  8AMPLE COPIES FREE.  MINING AM) SCIENTIFIG PRESS,  ; 220 Market Sjt^^SanJ^RA^^  iMiiei.  I am agent  for the  following  reliable  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.  Current Rates. ax  Can be s������en afternoon s at corner offic  near The News..  - ������������������ JAMES ABR4MS.  THE  NEWS  TSSUED   ON.    TUESPAYS  ���������*��������� and Saturdays,  IS THE ONLY B.C.  Newspaper outside,  of   the   chief  cities  haying   a SPECIAL  TELEGRAPHIC  SERVIQE.  In addition to that it pays  SPECIAL ATTENTION  to   the   news   of the  District.  T T is delivered by mail at its old time  price of two DOLLARS a year, payable  in advance, and in Union and Cumber  land for 25 cents a. MONTH by carrier.  NOW  .advertisements can be  -     displayed    near     reading  matter  and    are    sure to    be  read.    This  is  of   special  advantage   to   those    desiring  to  reach   the    public   with     greater  frequency than formerly, and makes  the News' valuafok   for want ads,  LOST ADS, LOCALS, ETC.  The News has a good job  plant and" can turn out anything in that line with neatness  and dispatch.  WHARP    BUDGET.  Mrs. D. Rushwqrth is visiting her  brother's family in Victoria.  Mrs. N. Concenia, is spending' a few  days with Mrs, Ray.and Miss Rushworih  Rev. Mr. Dodds of Cumberland  preached here last Sunday evening to a  large congregation.  Rev. Mr. Goodwill froro Eastern Can-  ada is attending to the Presbyterian mis-  , r  sion work; here.  Mr. MeDonagh, formerly with Lawyer"  Eckstein, is now in.  charge of the  Light  . House near De������man Island.  ,  There is a rumor that another .barge is  to be built for the transport of coke which  can'be taken acrossthe gulf in shorter  timethan the one in present use.  Miss Palby, teacher at Union Wharf  school has sent in her resignation to take  effect at the end of next month. Miss  Dalby has proved a very efficient and  amiable teacher and her going away is  much regretted.  Wednesday morning there was a dense  fog here, owing to jvhich the shore could  not be seen and, the tug which towed  over Transfer No.i from Vancouver, r in  ashore, but succeeded with some difficulty in~ getting off without any apparent  damage.  The large smoke stack at the east end  of the row of joo coke ovens is down. It  . got shaky and with a little friendly help  lottered to its, tall. The ovens seem to  beburmngjust as-well, and look brighter  as~the flames come up through the uncovered tops. One noticeable thing is  that a short while ago every place about  the works was piled up with coke,  but now there is very little ������fit to be  seen, although the ovens appear to be  turning out coke to their full capacity.  This gives promise that work on the  second hundred will soon be recommenced.  The new Wilson   House is already occupied by its landlord,  Mr. John   Humphreys, lately of Nanaimo, although  it  has not yet been opened   to   the public.  It is well worth  inspection, and  as the  writer went through it, noting its arrange  ments he was  surprised  to find  here at  Union  Wharf   a   hotel   with   as   many  modern conveniences as any in Nanaimo  ���������the best there.    Its drains  lead  into  the deep  water of  the  gulf,   and   good  fresh water is taken  from  a high  point  <ir.d conducted all through   the building.  The house is  lighted by acetyline  gas,  the   plant    for .which   was   put   in,  as  indeed was the piping, by R.   B.  Ander  son, known in Cumberland, as the 'Little  Wizard abound   the   corner,"   The  bar  fixtures   are very   elaborate,   and   wore  brought up from Nanaimo.  AUCTION.  NOTICE.  Dr. Lawrence, treasurer of Flower.  Fruit, Vegetable and. Pet Animal Show,  held at Cumberland. August 4^ having  returned from his trip east, is now ready_  to pay all prizes awarded at said exhibition.  All persons not calling for same within  the next 30 days from the date hereof  will be deemed to have donated the same  to the Society  M:, WHITNEY  Oct. 4, 1898. Secretary.  1 have received instructions from Mr. C.  Brivigea.; Middle Prairie Road, to Bell on his  premisea by auction, all his live stock, con-  si,uug of Horses, Cattle, Sheep, and Hogs,  Farm Implements *nd Household Effects, on  Tuesday and Wednesday,   October 25th and  26th.'  TBRMat All sums ot $25.00 and  under, cash; over $25.00, twelve month*  with approved joint notes.  AH  Mo'-JALIlUM,  AUCTIONEER.  MILLIONS IN GOLD.  Seattle,. Wash. Oct. m-Steamer   Roanoke arrived yesterday from   St.    Michaels with about 500 passengers and   gold  dust estimated.at two.million dollars...  LATEST BT fIRE.  KLONDIKE NEWS NOTES.  Seattle, OcL 20I���������Steamer Dirigo arrived here with 140 Klondikers from  Dawson. , J, B. McLeod, who was one  of the passengers says that an epidemic  of smallpox has broken out in. Dawson.  Every precaution is being taken to prevent the spread of the disease., Captain  Abercrombie of the government expedU  tion has 25 destitute men on his hands at  Valdez. Many lives are reported to have  been lost among those who were in .(he.  interior and struggling1 to reach the  coast. The, last party to cross the glacier lost two men. One broke through ihe  crust of snow and disappeared." He is  supposed to have fallen into a crevice  while the other- slipped and slid in a  chasm hundreds of feet deep, where it  was impossible to render assistance.  ATTEMPTED TRAIN WRECKING.  Brockville, Ont    20.���������A  fiendish   attempt at train wrecking  took   place  on  Tuesday evening on the Grand  Trunk  Railway a short distance west of Brockville; and but for a successful working of  the air brakes many   lives   would   have  been lost    The,train  was   the   Toronto  express due a/i-30, crowded  with   people.    Just as the train  reached   a   point .  half way, a sudden shock was felt.     The  engineer instantly applied the air breaks  and brought the train to a standstill.     A  new steel rail'heavy pattern twisted and  bent into the form uf a V, was  lying' on  one side of the track, the crossing planks  were torn out, but   the   engine , had   remained on the track and thus  averted, a  very terrible accident.    The  local   train  men say it is the work of some  one   who  has a grudge against the company.  ROCHEFQRT CRAZY.  Pans, Oct. 20.���������Henri Rochefort is be  lieved to have gone crazy over the Dreyfus agitation. The reported decision of  the Court of Cessation that Dreyfus' lawyer shall not see him had caused Roche-  fort to demajid in his paper that the mem  bers of the Court of Cessation, having  been previously drawn up in single file,  an executioner d.uly trained to the work,  should cut off their eyelids, so as to leave  the eyeballs denuded and then spiders of  the most yenomcus kind should be enclosed in nutshells and applied to the  eyeballs. The spiders, in a famished  condition would slowly feed on them until hollow. This done, the hideous  blind men should be chained to a pillar  erected before the place of justice and on  their chests'a: placard affixed bearing the  words: "Thus does France punish traitors who attempt to sell her to the enemy."  NAVAL FIGHT.  Lotvton, Oct. 30.���������The Madrid correspondent says: "Capt.Au.non,. minister of  marines, ha; received a. despatch from  Manila, announcing a naval engagement  between the Americans and the rebels  in consequence of Admiral Dewey forbidding the latter to fly the rebel flag  from War, ships. The despatch adds  that there were losses on both sides and  that the Americans captured the, rebel,  ships.  HAVANA CONFERENCE.  Havana,. Oct. 20.���������A conference was  held here today between General Wade  and Admiral Sampson on the official  notes delivered bv'.the Spanish Evacuation Commissioner claiming that it would  be impossible to evacuate in the short  ���������period-fixed, and'insisting that" the sovereignty of Spam continue.until the final  treaty of peace is.sjgned.  "'WILHELMINA TO WED!  Paris, Oct. 20.���������It is reported that the     c  engagement of young Queen Wilhelmina,  of Holland to Prince William is a settled,  fact.  TAKE NO STOCK IN IT: ,  Washington, D- C, Oct. 20.���������The sen,  sational Spanish reports of a naval battle*  between Admiral Dewey's vessels and.,  the insurgent navy in the Philippines; is.  received with absolute incredulity by both,  navy and war depanments. *   o  THE PIRATES SENTENCED.  Nanaimo, Oct.   21.���������James   Murphy^.  Thos. Smith and jgames   Morrissy   who,  have been   plundering and   robbing   up  the coast, ,and  who   were   captured   at  Union Whar^   came   up   before   Judge  Harrison here tfiis  afternoon.    The.   foi-.  lowing charges���������first day, breaking   into  the house of Miss Kirkendaie'and   stealing- certain articles   belonging  to   her^  second day, breaking into the   house   of'  Miss  KirkeaWe   and  stealing   certain  goods, the property of Waiter G. Hillier;  third day, breaking into   the Qualicum  school   house   and   stealing   therefrom.  After hearing the. evidence on the   three  charges the judge   found   each   of   the. ���������  prisoners guilty  on   the   three   charges, i  For breaking  into   the   house   of   Miss  Kirkendaie and stealing from   her-,   the'  three prisoners were' sentenced   to   five .  years imprisonment.    Breaking into   the- :  house of Miss Kirkendaie   and   stealing ���������  goods belonging to   Hillier, ���������' they   were."  sentenced to, three   years, r sentence , to, v_  run   concurrently    with   first   sentence,.  Breaking   into ���������= the    Qualicum   school, ;  house, they got two years ta run ' concur-.  rently with the first.    Smith, one of   the  prisoners said he would thrash  the   con-,  stable the first opportunity���������and for   this,  threat the sentence wis  increased from,  5 to six years.  DREYFUS IN PARIS.  Paris,, Oct. 2i.���������An evening paper an-.  nounces that Captain Dreyfus is already*  in Paris, and is now confined in the for-,  tress at Mont Valanen, to. which he wass  secretly brought.  '   ' ?-f  '"  : ' *,-��������� tr*i  _    ) \/v  ���������  1         A -,.'  .   ���������    ���������������.' ..t.  '  ' '1 /'*'  .     ���������' V  r% "��������� :'i  .. - ���������* J  ',',     ',..',������:  ' -%  '������S '  O             >     s  -<������������������" ,' ''  1         1                     * -���������   *t    |  -  -"������������������.                -',   \ -   1  *" ' "'   \  ���������  '   ' '   'fl\  "' . J5.I  '  -  >t     ,,  ,V'-.V-?*|  1 -.   ������,-* -i.-"^!  ,^ j- -^ \. ** 1  -        ������>T-"*|  rr  *t.     v.* I  *     ,   i<-   j*'** 1  ���������     ',)V.-'*.;:|  .    .' ,-,, -*t 1  _> - / .1 <3> ^ 1  ,  ���������  j'i'' 1  -'     '    ?r  '���������".' I  ':*.Y>- 1  s  -���������*    "1 ,' 'i-T-i  -      -      ,*���������>; ��������� ���������  "  '  '1 V'^~ 1  .    t  LOCALS.  The Semi-Weekly News will be deliver-,  ed by an employee of the offioe hereafterK  and it w4J be our endeavor to do away with,  all complaints oi non-delivery.  A. J. McKay, builder, of this town, while  erecting tower to the Sandwick1 Episcopal  Church yesterday, fell kabowt 13 feet au4  bro^e his leg above the ankle.  The adjourned Annual Meeting of thej  Comox Industrial and 'AgiitaUnral Society,-  will meet on 29th Oofc. at the Agriculturalv  Hall, ������t 8 p. ^ TJ|ir������otor8 and. members of;  committee* trill meet at 1i p. m..  Wm. Duncan, Secr'y  Awarded  Highest lienors���������World's Fair,.  GokS Medal, Midwinter Faifc  CESM'S  A Put-e Grape Cream oi Tartar Powder..  40 YEARS THE STANDARD  . * "  -.^4  .'t *'-//i������l  }  '      Jtt\ THE TRADE CENTRES  OF BRITAIN ARE LONDON, GLASGOW  LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER-  England a Beehive of Mercantile and  Manufacturing Industry ������������������ London's  Special Trade Features���������The Enterprise of the Great Cities of Glasgow,  Liverpool and Manchester���������Part Played by Coal and Iron. '  "��������� England, like all other civilized countries, was originally'an agricultural country. Although for some centuries she has  been one of the chief manufacturing and  mercantile nations of the world, it lias  beon only during the past 100 years, and  especially during the past fifty years,  that her development in manufactures  and in commerce has been remarkable.  England is still, in' respect of quality,  the foremost agricultural country on tho  globe. Her breeds of horses, cattle, sheep  and swine are the standard breeds from  which almost all other breeds derive their  origin and by which from time to , time  they are improved. And nowhere is Otho  raising of grains and roots for food of  man and beast pursued with more skill  and success than in Kngland. But agriculture is fast ceasing to be an important  industry of England. Two .million acres  less are under cultivation now than were  THE COAL FIELDS OF ENGLAND.  cultivated   fifty   years   ago.     Tho   total  amount of wheat raised is sufficient only  for   three   months'   consumption' of  tho  people;    the remaining   quantity   needed  must be supplied by importation.   Three-  fifths of the total population of the island  live in towns and only a small proportion  of the population that live in the country  is   actually   supported     by    agriculture.  Agriculture, in fact, supports only 15 par  cent, of the population in all Britain and  in England only 10 per cent.    Three' and  a half times as many people   are   personally engaged in manufactures as in rural  pursuits.   For three-quarters, of a century  the population   in   towns   and cities has  been growing four times fasten  than   the  population of  the   rural   parts.    At   the  eame time   the   working   power   of   the  urban   population   lias   been   constantly  growing more effective. In fifty years, by  the genoral adoption   of   machinery,   the  effective   working   power of tho English  workman has been increased sixfold.    In  England 86 per cent, of the total work of  the country is done by steam and in Scotland 90 per cent.    Great   Britain,   therefore, has   become   practically   one   great  beehive of mercantile and manufacturing  industry.    Agriculture as a general occupation of the people,   except   in   the production of tho finer food   products,   such  as choice beef and mutton and high-grade  dairy products, is   no   longer   profitable.  Indeed, during the last fifteen   years   the  plant (including land) employed in   agricultural industries has been   depreciating  in value at tho rate of ������150,000,000 yearly; that   is,   in   these   fifteen    years the  enormous sum of 82,!Jo0,000,000 of capital  employed in agriculture has been obliterated. But tho gain to capital employed in  profitable mercantile and   manufacturing  pursuits has much more   than   compensated for this enormous los3 in agriculture.  One reason for the   great   development  which England has made as a  manufacturing and trading nation lies in tho   fact  that   England   was   tho   first -nation fc>  utilize on a large scale the.power of steam.  as a help to manufacture and trade.   The  steam engine   was ��������� a   British invention.  The first railways were built In , Britain.  The first steamship to cross the   Atlantic  was a British enterprise.    A   second reason lies in tho   fact' that   when England  began to use steam as a motive power she  found her   supplies   of   coal   so near her  iron mines   and    so   near   her clays and  earths needed for her potteries that   from  the very first she was able to manufacture  cheaply and   undersell   most of her competitors.    Her coal holds have an area   of  over 12,000 squaro   miles,   and   wherever  bw co<ilbcds are Other   natural   produces  have been   found   near   by,   so  that her  manufacturing areas   and   her coal areas  aro almost   identical.    .Taking Liverpool,  Manchester,      Birmingham,        Sheffield,  Leeds,   Newcastle,       Durham,      Bristol,  Stoko, Carlisle, Cardiff,   Swansea,   Glasgow,   Paisley   arid    Dundee   as   centers,  around each of   these   lies   a coal area of  such richness as amply   sustains it in its  commercial and manufacturing pre-cinin-  ence.    London   is almost the. only   great  commercial center of England   that   does  not lie in the midst of or quite   adjacent  to a rich coal and other mineral   region.  But London is within easy distance,   not  only by   rail   but   also   by  canal and by  coastwise sailing, of   every coal field and  mineral deposit of Britain. London, however, is an importing and   exporting center rather than a  manufacturing   center.  The commercial supremacy attained by  many of the large cities of Britain is not  wholly due to natural   causes or   even to  ordinary causes.  Much of it is due to extraordinary enterprise and forethought on  the part of  their   citizens.    London,   for  example, is the oenter of the  wool   trade  of England.  The woolen manufactures of  England use about 250,000 tons   or   wool  annually and three-fourths of this is   im  ported. Other, cities that, lie near,the  seats of the great woolen manufactures���������  Liverpool, for example���������have trie'd to  secur-j a share of this vast importation of  wool, but London, because of the special  attention it gives to this trade, manages  to .keep almost the whole of the trade in  its own hands. Similarly, London almost  wholly monopolizes the trade of England  with Arabia, India, the East Indies,  China and Japan. It is therefore the  great emporium for tea, coffee, sugar,  spices, indigo and raw silk. Ifc also enjoys  the bulk of England's trade in fruits  (oranges, lemons, currants, raisins, figs,  dates, etc.) and in wines, olive oil and  madder with the countries that lie about  tho Mediterranean. By virtue partly or  its situation,"but largely because of the  enterprise of its merchants, it absorbs  nearly the whole of England's French  trade and of England's trade with Germany, Belgium, Holland.and Denmark.  This includes principally wines (from  France) and butter, eggs and vegetables.  Another great branch of its trade is that  with the poits of tho Baltic, including  those of Russia, tho imports comprising,  besides wheat and wool, tallow, timber,  hemp and linseed. The tobacco imported  from Virginia into England goes almost  wholly to' London ; so does almost' the  whole of the Central American and South  American trade In fine woods, dye stuffs,  drugs, sugar, hides, india rubber, coffee  and diamonds. Quite a large share of the  trade of England with Canada is concentrated in London; also more than one-  half of the trade of England with the  West Indies, the imports of the latter  country comprising principally sugar,  molasses, fruit, rum, coffee, cocoa, fine  woods and ginger.  The great commercial centers of England after London are Glasgow (S00,000),  Liverpool (700,000) and Manchester (640, -  000 including Salford). All these cities  havo derived the greater portion of their  size f'Diii the progress they have made  during tho present century. All, of  course, owe. their progress and their prosperity largely to their natural advantages  of situation, etc. Liverpool stands at the  margin of the Atlantic, "the Mediterranean of the' modern world," and thus  enjoys the principal share of the trade  with America. Nearly all the cotton of  the world that is used in Europe is sent  to Liverpool for distribution.' Similarly,  Glasgow, situated with its aspect directed  toward tho same maritime routes, enjoys  also an immense transatlantic trade both  north and south. And Manchester, situated in tho very heart of the richest coal  districts of the kingdom and within easy  reach of the great cotton Dort, Liverpool,  has built'up a cotton-manufacturing industry surpassing that of all the rest of  the world.  But the natural advantages of situation  possessed by these great   cities havo been  grandly supplemented by   the   enterprise  of their   inhabitants.    Glasgow is only a  river port.    For1 twenty   miles  below its  site the Clyde is naturally   narrow, shallow and shoal-encumbered. In places it is  not more than   fifteen   inches   deep.    By  the   expenditure ' of   no less a sum than  $60,000,000 the shallow   stream  has been  converted into a continuous harbor, lined  on'oither side for miles with wharves and  docks and easily capable of   accommodating the largest and finest merchant ships  afloat. ���������   As   a consequence of this   enterprise   Glasgow   has   become  the greatest  shipbuilding port in the world.    No   less  than twenty shipyards���������in  efficiency and  magnitude of tho very highest   class���������are  to be found along the banks of the   once  shallow, impassable Clyde between   Glasgow proper and the river's mouth.  Similarly, tho enterprise of the ship  merchants of Liverpool has converted a  port that high tides and impassable bars  would naturally render unfit for modern  ships into tho greatest shipping port in  the world. One hundred million dollars  was spent in making the improvement,  but $5,000,000 is the annual revenue derived therefrom in dock dues alone. And  because of this enterprise Liverpool can  now boast of controlling one-fourth of all  the imports of the kingdom and two-fifths  of all tho exports and of handling three-  fourths of all the' grain and provision  trade of the kingdom and of having the  largest grain warehouses in the world.  But Manchester, a wholly inland city,  forty miles distant - from Liverpool, its  nearest port, has outdone even Glasgow  and Liverpool in its endeavor to bring  the sea to its own doors. It also has spent  $100,000,000���������not, however, in amounts  spread over a . number of years and as  occasion seemed^ to demand, but all at  once, in one lump sum, in one hugo enterprise. It has built a canal to the Mersey  where it is navigable thirty five and one-  half miles m length and sufficiently deep  and wide so that tho whole of its vast  'importation of cotton and tho whole of  its vast manufacture of cotton and otho'r  textile fabrics and as much else as may  be desired may bo brought in from the  sea or taken to the sea in merchant vessels of the very largest size no.w afloat.  And it has done this in the face of en-  inoeri'ng difficulties and of 'obstacles  raised against' it by jealous competing  interests that wore almost insurmountable.  HE   MOVES ARMIES.  The Man Uncle Sana Has Selected For Chief  of Transportation.  When Uncle Sam has work of importance to be done, he looks over this big  country and finds the one man of all bis  millions who can do it best. That is the  reason George R. Blanchard was asked to  become chief of transportation of the war  department with the rank of brigadier  general of volunteers.    The man who fills.  HOME  RENOVATION.  ' GEORGE E. BLANCHARD.  this office is virtually an assistant to the  secretary, of war. He takes entire charge  of the business of moving troops.  When the board of strategy recently de--  cided to.mobilize 60,000 militia volunteers  at Chickamauga, it was to the. chief of  transportation that the order was first  communicated, and on him rested the task  of carrymg out the order.  There can bo no question as to Mr.  Blanchard's ability. He knows more  about the railroads of this country than  any other man in it. If he didn't, he  would not have been chosen commissioner  of the Joint Traffic association, an office  which the United States supreme court is  quite liable to" decide is illegal.  Though . now a resident of New York,  Mr. Blanchard is widely known in other  parts of the  country, for he spent many  years  in Chicago as commissioner of the  Central Freight association, an organization of  eastern railroads having jurisdiction of the middle east.    When the Joint  Traffic association was' formed, two years  ' ago, he was chosen as the best man for the  more responsible position.    Ho then went  to New York, where he has since resided.  Mr. Blanchard has been 40 years in railroad service and has been a student of conr  ditions from the day be began in tho work.  For more than ten years he has been engaged in association work as a commissioner���������labor which requires the most intimate knowledge of conditions on each  of the lines' members of an organization.  Of the lines of the cast he is credited with  having as intimate acquaintance  as each  of the presidents has of  the single line he  controls.    Mr. Blanchard also has a reputation as a student of  government as affecting railroad interests.   Ho has written  many  articles  on  these  lines,   the most  noted of which has just been completed  as a thorough review of  the pooling question.    All have had wide circulation and  have made a reputation for the author.  If Mx. Blanchard protects the interests  of the government with the same care and  vigilance as he has those of the railroad  corporations and associations with which  he has been connected for more than 40  years, there will be no complaints of imperfect arrangements for the transportation of troops, and extortionate rates will  not bo tolerated. His appointment was-  undoubtedly due to his intimate acquaintance with Vice President Hobart, Chaun-  cey M. Depew, and President Thomson .of  the Pennsylvania.  Plain Directions For Painting: a Bathtub.  ���������    How to Clean Oilcloth, Etc..  Among the crosses many housewives  have to annoy them is a bathtub of uninviting appearance in a room that otherwise looks fresh and clean after renovating. The tarnished surface may refuse to become . bright, no matter what  cleaning materials are employed. The  Standard Designer tells how you may  remedy this and, by being your own  ���������workman, may, at a. trifling expense,  make the tub quite desirable.  ��������� Procure a small can of common paint  of any light color desired, a can of  enamel paint of the same color and a  good sized brush. Cut eight or ten inch  pieces of yellow soap into bits and put  it over the fire to dissolve in a couple of  "quarts of water. Fill the bathtub with  rery hot water, and throw in a generous handful of powdered borax and the  dissolved soap. When the water becomes cool, enough to put the hands in  it, scrub the surface with a brush, let-'  ting the water run off as the work is  done.' Again partly fill the tub with  hot water., and scrub it with the brush  and sand soap to make sure that all  greasy -particles have b**en removed:  Then*, rinse 'it in clear hot. water and  thoroughly dry. Cover it with two coatings of < the common .paint, letting one  thoroughly dry before putting on the  second coat. Then give it several coats  of ' the enamel paint. This paint will  dry more quickly than the other, and  the.bath will no longer be an unsightly  object. Care must be used not to run  very hot water into the bath until the  paint has hardened.  Oilcloth, it is toldfj by the same authority, should be carefully, swept to  free it from dust, then rubbed with a  , cloth dipped in hot milk' and afterward  rubbed with a dry cloth. Occasionally  a little size dissolved in hot water, and  the oilcloth rubbed ���������with some of it, will  give it a nice bright polish. Beeswax  and turpentine will prolong its wear.  This is used in the way you would polish an oak floor���������that is, rubbed on  with a piece of flannel and rubbed off  and polished -with a dry duster. ��������� Washing oilcloth with soap and soda and leaving the surface wet-is ruinous to it,  In washing furniture only small portions, should be done at a time, and  each part should be thoroughly and  quickly dried. Work downward, beginning at the top, so thatL splashes below  can be effaced as you work downward.  The following will be found a good  furniture polish: One-half pint linseed  oil. one-half pint turpentine, one-half  pint' vinegar, one-half pint spirits of  wine. Mix well together. When' used,  shake well and rub on the furniture  with a piece of linen rag >and polish  with a duster.  DRESS AND FASHION.  GOWNS  FOR JUNE WEDDINGS  ILLUSTRATED AND   DESCRIBED.  A   Charming  Confection   In   Ivory   Satin,  .   Frarl Embroidery, Orange Blossoms and >  Tnlle���������Traveling and  Bridesmaids' Costume*���������New Items of Summer Styles.   ,   '  From elaboration and gbrgeousness  to''sweet simplicity" would be but a>  quick and easy step for Dame Fashion,  and it is told that the French designers-  are striving'to make the latter,the keynote of the summer modes. But Paris-  does not rule us quite so rigidly as here--  ROOSEVELT'S SUCCESSOR.  Charles  Hoi>e   in Childhood.  What a golden, glorious day hope paints  for us is childhood! What glorious promises to bo fulfilled; what wonders to be  accomplished; what realms to be explored; what sweetness to be extracted  from' life! And is all-this false hope? Not  if that glorious to-morrow is God's great  to-morrow of infinite time.���������Rev. Ernes*  Evans.  Some of Us Can't Mel)) It.  Don't worry about something that you  think may happen to-morrow, because  you may die to-night, and to-morrow  may find you beyond the reach of worry.  Don't worry over a thing.that happened  yesterday, becauso yesterday is a hundred  years away. If you don't believe it, just  try' to roach after it and bring it back.  Don't worry about anything that is happening to-day, because to day will only  last fifteen- or twenty minutes. Don't  worry about things you can't holp, because worry only makes them worse.  Don't worry about things you can help,  because then there's no neod to worry.  Don't worry at all. If you want to bo  penitent now and then, it won't hurt you  a bit, it will do you good. But worry,  worry, worry, fret, fret, fret ��������� why,  there's neither sorrow, penitonce.strcngth,  reformation, hope, nor resolution in it.  It's merely worry.  H. Allen, the New Assistant Secretary of the Navy.  Charles Herbert Allen, the new assistant  secretary of the navy, who succeeds Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, is from Lowell,  Mass., where he was born 50 years ago and  where he has always lived. Mr. Allen has  had more experience in politics than in  naval matters, but he is an enterprising  and energetic gentleman and will probably  make an able official.  Mr. Allen's career has not been particularly interesting up to this time. He received his early education in the public  schools of his native city and then went to  Amherst college. Soon after being graduated he entered politics. He was elected a  member of the Lowell school committee in  1874 and served until 1SS1. In that year  ho went to the lower house of the legisla  WEDDING GOWN:  tofore, and whether it will succeed in.  establishing the scant three" yard skirt,  close fitting bodice and still smaller  sleeves than those of the present ��������� remains to be seen. These represent latest  fashions in the French capital, the Parisian skirt having the appearance of  falling in straight folds. It may, in  fact, bo aptly described as "floppy" in  effect.        ���������       r .   '  Wedding gowns of, course conform,  more or less to the modes prevailing for  other occasions. Perhaps no better idea  of the June wedding styles this year can  bc(giventhan by describing some gowns  just made.  A gown for one of the brides to be is.  of ivory white satin richly embroidered  in true lovers' knots of pearls on skirt  and bodice and trimmed with fine mech-  lin lace and orange blossoms. The markr  ed feature of the long train is tlie trimming of tulle . which ends in a huge  bow. Tho tulle veil will be fastened with  orange blossoms and a diamond star.   .  The bridesmaids' gowns on this occasion will be of cream white satin. The  bodices, slightly pouched in front, have  pointed yokes formed of', tucks, with a  square collar overlaid with lace, and a  blue silk waistband. Tho white straw  hats are trimmed with rosettes of cream  ribbon, a long ostrich plume and pink  roses under the brim. The going away  gown of this bride is of tho pale gray  cloth now so fashionable, the bodice  having a vest of pink silk. The gray  straw hat is trimmed with pink and  gray chiffon, pink roses and mignonette.  Embroidered muslin is introduced in ,  the form of  tucked vests  into  some of  the smartest summer gowns and is also  employed for  revers, collars  and cuffs  and the  pretty little  boleros  that con-  Helpingr Each Other.  Such help as wo can give each other in  this world is a debt to each other, and  the man who perceives a superiority or  capacity in a subordinate, and neither  confesses if; nor assists it, is not  the withholder of a kindness,  committer of an injury.���������Kuskin  merely  but the.  Aii Aprort as a Banner.  An apron is the royal standard of Persia. Gos, a Persian, who was a blacksmith by trade, raised a revolt which  proved successful, and his leather apron,  covered with jewels, is still borne in the  van of Porsian arni'es.  Two Coincidences. ,  Two coincidences in the lives of Disraeli and Gladstone are pointed out. In  boyhood they were both educated under  Unitarian ministers, viz., Disraeli under  tho Rev. Eliezer Cogan, whoso Greek  scholarship Dr. Parr acknowledged, and  Gladstone under the Rev. William' Lamport;, of Liverpool (or of Lancaster?).  Disraeli died on Easter Tuesday, when  tho first morning lesson has Elisha's lament over Elijah, "O my father, .y my  father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof." Gladstone died on'Ascension Day, when tho first .evening -lesson  has Elisba's lament over Elijah, ''O my  father, my father, the chariot of Israel  and the horsemen thereof/'  li.uiuna   Petticoats.  The secret of tho rnuch-talked-abbufc  paper petticoat is out. While the material  with which it is to bo built is' not like  anything in tho world which ever has  been used before for the purpose, it can  hardly ba called paper. The fabric is  made of banana-fiber. That's as far as  the 30 cent petticoat makers will go until  Niey obtain &11 their pjitents. Uowever,  there's no doubt about the deceptivo  qualities of the banana petticoat. It will  bring the taffeta   froufrou   within roach  CHARLES HERBERT ALLEN.  ture, being returned the next year. Following that he served for a year in the  state senate. Ho acted on important committees in both branches of the legislature.  He was a colonel also on the staff of Governor Robinson.  He was named as the Republican candidate for the Forty-ninth congress and ran  against Charles S. Liley, a strong Democrat, winning by a plurality of more than  3,000. He was re-elected to the Fiftieth  congress, voluntarily retiring at the end of  that time on account of business matters.  Later on he ran as candidate for governor  against William E. Russell and was very  badly beaten.  Mr. Allen has a pleasant home in Lowell. He is a membsr of the Union club in  Boston, the University club in New York,  the Pilgrim commandery of Masons and  also a member of several clubs in his nativ*  city.  BRIDESMAIDS' AND GOING AWAY GOWNS.  tinue' to find' favor. White muslin  dresses are profusely trimmed with lace  and insertion, the bodices being made  with pretty yokes of tucking and lace.  The slightly pouched effect is still to  be seen on the bodices of many of the  newest costumes, although the tight fitting bodice is said to be near at hand.  Panels are in evidence on the latest  skirts. They are pointed and may be introduced either in.| the front or at the  side.  One of the freshest and most original  styles in capes is long and full at the  back, but rounded off at the bottom in  front and at the sides in such a way ad  to display not only the charming bodice  that is worn under it, but also the very  attractive lining of the cape itself.  ���������:i  A  <>i  ma /  *���������  f  *  JOHN  ARTHUR'S  WARD,  ^5  OR THE  *C     DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER  By the author of " A Woman's  ,   Crime," " The Missing  Diamond," etc.  *  *  him that night. Often in dreams he  would start and cry out, haunted by the  sound of her scornful voice, the spectre  of her threatening hand.  CHAPTER   IV.-THE   DIE IS CAST.  ���������"Right! quite right,'' ne cnncKieu.  "Of course, you know, Arthur���������Miss  j Madeline, ahem���������thatfs what I meant,  you snow. It's the proper way," he  gaspud; and tho general expression of his  countenance did not tend to mak'i, his  , observations tho more lucid���������"I meant,  you know���������ah, well���������will you honor me,  Miss Madoline���������by���������by your hand, you  know?"   .  This effort of oratory was received with  smiling attention by,tho  girl,   who,now-  addressed herself entirely , to   him, without heeding the effect of hor words   upon  her step-father, or his   interpolations, as  she proceeded. '  "Mr.   Adams;"���������she   spoke in  a- low,  , ovon   tone,  and gradually permitted   the  real , feelings   that   were seeking for   cx-  '" pression to show'thoniselvcs in her  every  feature���������"Mr.' Adams,, 1 think 1 appreciate as it deserves the honor you dosirc to  bestow upon me:'believe,mo too," when  I say that I am as grateful as it is proper  I should   bo. , But,. 'Mr.    Adams,   I  am  only a mere girl, and you might  pay too,  "  dearJy for mo." ' ���������  "What the deuce   does the fool meanP"  growled Mr. Arthur.  ��������� "I', don't   dispute the fact that I am  a  perfectly marketable  commodity,   and it  is   very   right and proper that   my   clear  step-papa���������who dotes   on   me, whose idol I  /(        I havo been for long years���������should   sec  a  high valuation upon my unworthy head.  ^Yet   this   little Arcadian transaction   is  ���������  really not'just the thing for tho   present  ' century   and   country.      And    so,     Mr.  'Adams,    I   must beg leave to thank  you  for ,the honor you proffer, and,   thanking  ' you, to decline it!"  For n moment no one spoke; there was  'j. " neither sound nor movement in the  room. John Arthur was literally speechless from rage, and old Amos was just as  speechloss' from astonishment; while  Madeline gazed from one to the other unmoved. A s soon as ho could articulate,  John Arthur confronted her, and taking  her roughly by the shoulder,. demandod :  '.'What do you mean, you ungrateful  jade?   What are you talking about?"  "About  your   contract <>in    flesh   and  'blood,   Mr.    Arthur.    About   your   very  worthy schemo of putting money in your  pockcjps by making me this man's   wife.  If I am to be sold, sir,   I   will make my  own bargain ;   be vary sure of 'that;   and  this is not my bargain !"   .   \  "  "Don't talk to mo of.bargains, you lit-  -    tie idiot'!'Do you-think to defy me?    Do  you dare to defy me?"  ' His rage passed all bounds. .She put  ,tho width of tho table between thorn, and  surveyed him across it,   mockingly.  "Listen, girl, I am your lawful guardian : you shall obey mo !''  "Really, now, don't step-papa; you are  actually purple iu the face ! You might  die, you know; think of your heart, do,  and take a glass of water."  Old Adams collapsed in tho remote  corner whither ho had fled. The misor  was not at,homo in a tompost, and this  was already beyond his depth. He gasped  * in speohloss amazo and affright. Was this  the girl he had thought to mold as his  wife, this fearless, defiant creature? Already ho began to congratulate himself  upon his lucky oscape. "one would  murder me some ciay," ho thought, shuddering. ���������  For the time being, John Arthur was a  madman. Defied, mocked, by this girl  who had been a burden to his very life!  He raged, he raved, he cursed: and so  raging and raving, he cursed her, and  then in vile, bit-tor words hurled his anathema at her dead mother's memory.  Then tho mocking smilo was gone, tho  taunting voice changed its tone; and as  it changed, old Amos, coworing in his  corner, shudderod afresh. Her wholo  face underwent a transformation. Her  form dilated, she sprang boforo her stepfather and tho ring of her voice checked  tho imprecations on his lips.  "Stop," she cried;   "don't add the last  drop to your   already   overfull   measure!  Don't   double   the force of the   thunderbolt   that will' strike you somo   day!   Is  it not enough that ypu have hated me''all  -'my- life   through; that you havo   loaded  down my childhood with' unkind   words,  curses, and   wishes   for  my  death?   Not  enough   that   you follow me   with   your  hatred because my  mother's own will be  mine at your death? Not enough that you  would barter   my  life���������ye^,my   life���������for  gold, soil my heart's  blood for your own  ease and comfort?   And   now  must  you  pollute tho name  of   my   mother, as you  polluted   her   life?     Never   breatho   her  name again; never daro to name her!    I,  her daughter, tell you that for every tear,  . every   heart pang, every sigh,   you  shall  pay   dearly;    dearly   I   will avenge  my  mother's wrongs,   someday;   for you are  her murderer!"  John Arthur gazed in speechless amaze  into the space before him���������but she was  gonel The stern, vengeful, .set face was  no longer there. ' The proud, ringing  voice was no longer sounding In his ear.  The uplifted, warning, threatening hand  menaced him only in memory. And before the might of her purpose, and the  force of her maledictions, he stood as in  a trance.  When he had so far recovered himself  as to think of her sudden disappearance,  he went out quickly. The entrance door  stood wide open; the dim light flickered  on an empty hall and stairway; the sky  was black with clouds, and never a star;  the wind moaned about the house; and  across the meadow came the doleful howl  of old Hagar's watch-dog.  But Madeline was not to be found.  Always, in the days to come, he re-  memberod   her  face as i! had looked   on  Lucian Davlin paced the platform of  the Bellair' depot, in a very unpleasant  frame of mind.  His companion���������half servant, half confederate, wholly and entirely a rascal���������  discerning his mood, and, as ever, adapting himself to it, had withdrawn to a  respectful distance. Only the shine of his  cigar, glowing through the darkness, 'betokened his proximity, or the fact that  the - dark platform was not in the sole  possession of the sullen man who paced  its brief length, and questioned the Fate  in which he trusted, and which, for  once, had played him a sorry trick.  He had been deceived by a mere schoolgirl. . She had not even deigned him a  farewell word. , He had lost a fair prize.  "Gad!" he muttered, biting viciously  at his cigar, "to bo baffled like this; to  lose that little beauty; to be foiled like a  moonstruck idiot and never know hove  or why! I can't write her, with that  cursed old stop-father' to interfere. I  can't return again very soon. And she is  such a little beauty!"  He paused at the end of the darkened  platform, and looked down the track, in  the direction of tho grove where they had  met, and of Madeline's home. It was almost time for the train. At .the upper  end of the platform the station-master  flashed his lantern, tumbled the luggage  closer to the track- and examined the  checks critically; while the Man of Tact  came out from his- retirement and overlooked tho proceeding.        ,  Something was coming down the track,  swiftly, silently. He coiild just discern a  shape moving toward him. It' came  hearer and he moved up a few paces, and  turned again where the lantern's rays fell  upon hiai.'o It came nearer yet and paused in the shadow. It was a woman's  form, and it beckoned. He approached  carelessly.  "Lucian!" She came close to him,  and placed her hand upon his arm, drawing her breath hard and quick.  He drew her farther into the shadow  and clasped his arms about her. "Little  one,!, You have walked fast���������how your  heart boats! v- I had,given you up. Is it  'good-by,; dear?"  She silently" held up the little chatelaine,' which he felt rather than saw,  and took from her hand. In the darkness he smiled again the old exultant  smilo not good to see, and pressing her  closer in his arms, said:  "Don't try to talk,' sweet one; see,  yonder comes our fiery horse and soon  we will bo on our way. Take my arm,  little .one, and trust him who loves you.  Look your last at the scene of your past  loneliness���������to. morrow comes the gay  world."-, '  , Rattling and shrieking, the train approached. , Lucian hurried his companion upon the rear platform; and neither  his comrade, who entored the . smoking  car without looking about .him. nor tho  station master, busy with his trunks and  valises, -observed that a*"third passenger'  quitted Bellair station on the night express.   '  About them, the passengers nodded,  yawned or slept Outside, swiftly passing darkness. And cvory moment was  hurrying her farther and farther away  from all familiar scones and objects, out  to a life all untried, a world all new and  strange. But sho never thought of this.  .She was not'elated, neither was sho cast  down. She felt no fear���������and aftorwards,  sho remembered that she indulged in no  bright visions of the future during her  swift; flight.  .She had prepared herself to relate her  story, to describe the scone.she had just  passed through, to toll him all. But ho  had other things to occupy his mind,  and bidding her to rest aud save all she  might have to relate until the morrow,  he relapsed into silence and thought,  only now and then gently speaking a  word, and looking after her con-fort with  a happy grace possessed by few, and so  powerful in the winning of a woman.  On, on, through the black night���������youth  and   age, joy and sorrow, hope   and   despair, good and evil;. on together through  the night; on, on.    Near to tho the great  city; near to the welcome, dark or bright,  awaiting the   journey's" end!        Blacker  grow, the night, wilder shrieked tho wind  in   angry   protest   against .the   defiant,  fiery, resistless   monster .upon whom   its  race fell impotent.    Now. pausing;   now  rushing   on   with   a shriek and   a roar;  nearer, nearer   to the scene   oi   the   now  life, dawning grimly upon .the   fair girl,  all unconscious, unheeding.  ���������������������������They halted at a wayside   station���������just  one   of   those little   hamlets only a  tow  miles removed from, and really a part of,  the great city.    One  passenger   came  on  board,      sauntering     down   tho   coach's  length   listlessly,    wearily.      Hn    tnrew  hinisolf into a reversed seat   in a half re  dining   attitude,   and     so'his   careless,  wandering gaze foil   first upon Madeline,  sea tod opposite and. very near.  She sees him just as sho sees tho rosfc,  vaguely. She remembers, later, that ho  had a good face and that sho had thought  it then. But confused and weariod in  mind and body, sho feels no inclination  to obsorve or think. So they wero hur-  riod on, and no whisper of her heart, no  quickening of the pulses, or sensation of  joy or fear, warned her that she was sitting  under tho; gaze and in- the presence of tho  good and the evil forcos that wero to compass and shape^hor life.  Open your eyes, oh, Madeline, boforo it  is too late. See the snare that is spreading beneath your feet; read aright the  bright glance that shines on you from  these handsome, fateful eyes. Interpret  truly tho smile turned on you now.  Alas! what woman ever saw guile in the  eyes of tho man she loved?  Never one, until those eyes have ceased  to smile upon her, and her fate is sealed.  What one ever yot recognized the false  ring of the voice that had never, as yet,  addressed her save in honeyed tones, that  seemed earth's sweetest music to her cars?  None, until tho voico had changed and  forgotten its love words; none, until it  was too late.  What  Madoline  saw, was a man   who  was to hor the embodiment of all manly  grace, her all of joy and love, of truth  and trust. And, sitting opposite, just, a  young man with fair curling hair, and  frank blue eyes; with a fine manly face,  and an air nf refinement. A very nice  young man ; but not like her hero.  Not like her hero? No, thank heaven  for that, Madeline, else your way would  have been far more dreary, else your life  might have known nev������r a ray of sunlight, in the long days to come.  On, on ; nearer and yet nearer the long  journey's end. Both thinking of her, but  how differently!  One pityingly, sadly, fearing' for her  fate, longing to savo her from the precipice which she could not see- and stiil  wear that look of sweet trustfulness.  One triumpantly, as of a fair prizo  gained; a new tribute to his power aud  strength ; another smile from Chance; one  moro proof that he was' a favored one of  Fortune, and that life" ever gave him good  things from out tho very best  They are very near their journey's end  now, and Lucian Davlin whispers briefly  to Madeline, and lounges out to give  some necessary directions to tho neglected  companion of his wanderings.  . Hastily the young man opposite rises,  1 and crossing to Madeline, bends over her,  speaking hurriedly. ������  "Pardon me, madamc, but are you a  stranger to the city?"  "Yes." After giving her answer she  wonders why a she did'it, 'remembering  that it is from a stranger tho question  comes, and that it is, therefore, an impertinence.  ������4"I thought as much !"���������the blue eyes  look troubled, and the manly voice h-ir-  ried on. "The time may come, I hope it  will not, when you will need a friend.  Iflso,' this card bears my address���������take it,  keep it, and believe me, I speak from  honest motives and a desire to serve you."  He drops a card in her ��������� lap, and us she  makes a gesture of repulsion, he says, en-  treatingly ''Take it; in the name of your  mother I ask it." ' ;  She snatches ud the card impulsively!  and looks for one moment straight in his  eyes. Then drawing a long, sighing  breath, says, simply, "I will," and turns  away as she puts it in her pocket, never  so much as glancing at it.  "Thank you." He lifts his hat, and  resumes his seat and his former attitude  just as Lucian re-appears.  Now all was bustle and confusion, tlr:  journey's end was reached ; and through  tho hurrying, jostling crowd, past flickering lamps and sleepy guards, they  went under the dusky" arches of the  mammoth city station, out among "the'  bawling 'bus drivers and brawling hack-  men, past .them, until a carriage, that  seemed to be in waiting for them just  beyond the noisy crowdf'was reached.  Stepping into this, they were about to  drive away when, in the. shadow, and  very near them, Madeline' discerned the  form of. the Unknown of the, railway  train. Then Lucian gave the order from  tho carriage window, and th'ey rolled  away.  The man in, the shadow heard, and  stepping into tho nearest carriage repeated the order given by Lucins the -moment before,- adding:. "Quick;.don.'t lose  a moment!" f  And thus it was that a carriage p������\issed  swiftly by that which contained Davlin  and his companion, and the flash of their  vehicle's iSnip showed Madeline the face  looking from its window.  Again that face seon in the shadow���������  how strange, thought she; but her lover  was sppaking and she forgot all else.  "Darling.   I  must leave  you   soon.    I  came   up to-night on   a  matter  of business, and to meet a friend who will leave  to-morfow early.    I must, therefore, keep  my appointment to-night, late   as   it   is;  or, rather,    this   moraine, for   it is midnight and past.    You   will not be afraid,  dear,   left   alono for a little  while   in   a  great hotel?"  "I am not afraid, Lucian, but���������"  "But-lonely; is that   it?   Well,   sweetheart, it's only for a little while, and to-  7iiorrow I will come for you, and all shall  bo arranged.    We'll have no more sopara-*  tions then.    Rest  well,   and at   noon tomorrow   be   ready; I  will he  with   you  then.    Meantime   your  every want   will  be supplied, and let tho morrow   find my  little treasure bright-eyed and blooming.''  "Oh,   Lucian.    Lucian!   how    strange  this seems. I cant't realize it at all."  Ho laughed lightly. "Not afraid, little  one?"  "Not afraid, Lucian, no; but I can't  explain or describe my feelings. I suppose I need rest; that is all. "  "That is all, depend noon it; and here  we are. One kiss Madeline, the last till  to-morrow."  Ho folded her tenderly in his .arms, and  then sprang iig'^tly from the carriage.  Up and down, far as tho eye could see,  tho street lamps glittered, and as Mndo-  lino stopped from the carriage sho observed another roll away, High above her  loomed tho groat hotel, and after midnight though it was, all here was life  and bustle. The scene was novel to the  half-bcwildcrod   girl.     Clinging   to   hor  Taking it from her "pocket, she read  aloud: Clarence Vaughan, M.D., No. 430  B street.  "Clarence Vaughan, M.D.," she repeated. "What did he mean? I- must  tell Lucian to-morrow; to-night I am  too weary to think. Search for me, John  Arthur; find me if you can ! To-morrow  --what will it bring. I wonder?"  t> Weary - one, rest, for never again will  you sleep so innocently, so free from care  as now.  ' Sleep well, nor dream!  She slept. Of the three who had been  brought into contact thus strangely,  Madeline slept most soundly, and dreamed the brightest dreams.  It was the last ray of her sunlight;  when the day dawned,   her'night  began.  (To be continued.)  FURNISHING  A VERANDA.  A Warm Weather Living Room For Conn-  try and Suburban Homes.  Every year the veranda is becoming  more and more an integral part of the  house beautiful.' It is no longer merely  a shelter, from tho elements, sparsely  furnished with chairs,'but is a living  room and treated as such, and is furnished with the same taste and care  that are bestowed upon the best "of the  rooms. Of^course it goes without saying  that both the textiles,and'furniture employed must be as far as possible weather proof, but this is no handicap nowadays, as rugs and materials that defy  rain and snow are to be had in the  greatest yariety, except directly on the  seashore, where the dampness and high  ���������winds make it impossible, says the New  York Tribune, from which the following suggestions on furnishing a veranda  are reproduced:.  An outdoor room, netted in .so that  the lights at night will not attract troublesome insects, prettily and comfortably furnished,-should be a part of every  country house. .Curtains made of colored awning cloth and hung with small  .brass rings on a slender galvanized iron  rod, so that they may easily be pushed  forward and back, are both useful and  pretty,   although   some   people   prefer  YANKEE GUNNERY.  A VERANDA COZT CORNER.  Venetian blinds or the rattan' shades,  which now come for verandas in any  width desired. Hammocks, of course,  are the natural lounging places for a  veranda room, but they are now made  much more elaborately than formerly,  with valences hanging on either side  and piled up with cushions of many  colors. Another recent accessory to outdoor furniture which has become popular is the swinging sofa, legless, of  course, swung by four chains to the roof,  and filled with cushions.  Even the divan  has  been adapted to  open air furnishing.  One which filled a  corner of the veranda of  a scasirlo cottage last summer  is  shaped like an irregular  elongated  triangle,   with   two  sides against the walls of the house, and  consists  of  a  frame  a  foot high,   on  which is a mattress  covered wirh india  rubber cloth.    Over this  is a buttoned  covering cf green denim, with a flounce,  and tho drapery consists  of  an old sail  and a fish  net, which  is  held up by a  pair d cars arid a crab net, all cf winch  have  been well  reasoned  by wind and  weather.  "Cr.njeo" CJiina- and Ucdcrjjlsze Ware.  Ore' dcii   "cv. mc o'  new r.:id   effective  china   furnishes  dcroiTitivG  it  lovor's arm, sho entered tho reception-  room, and, sitting opnosito tho door,  .saw a form pass in the direction Lucian  had taken, as he went to register her  name and order f?>r her "all that tho  house could afford."  "I did not givo your real name, because of your step-father, you know,"  said Lucian, upon his return. "I registered you as Miss Weir, that name being  the first to occur to me."  She looked a tr'fie disturbed, but Raid  nothing. A few words, more and a servant appeared.  "To conduct you to your room, "* said  Lucian.  Together they mDved towards the door:  there he lifted his hat with profound  courtesy, and said, in a very audible  tone: "Good-night, Miss Weir; I will  call to-morrow noon; pleasant dreams."  ''To-morrow noon,'' sho echoed.  As she watched his retreating figure,  another passed her; a man who, meeting  her eye, liftod his hat and passed out.  "He again !" whispered the girl to herself; "how very strange. "  Alone in her room, the face of this  man looked at her again, and sitting  down, she said wearily: "Who is he?  wlmt does he mean? His name���������I'll look  at the card."  pice  plaques,  r.cf, lCyVIc,  The chin::  is of a peculiarly soft grccnisli lint, u:i-  glazccl, with (he cameo design in -."lire.  WM]^ ruosi  conspicuous  in  appears also i:i a variety cf vr  cups and small fancy arciclcr:.  The Tactics at Manilla No New Thins In  the History > of the American Navy.  The old skipper unburdened his patriotic soul the other day on the subject  of Yankee genius and valor in naval  warfare. He had an audience of youngsters who felt dimly that they were the  scions of a great nautical race, and when  he got through with his palaver they  were quite sure of it.  "In tho war of 1812," the old  skipper said, "we  proved oven to the satis-'  faction of the British admiralty that in  a duel of, warships noise, smoke, smash  and splinters were  inferior to  skillful  maneuvering and quick, strong aud accurate firing���������otherwise, gunner3T. Nelson's tactics, to close in with your antagonist  and  pound Jiim, went  up in  the smoke of the Guerriere, the  Macedonian and  the  Java captures,' and  is  now nothing  but a tradition.    The  su- '  periority of American ships, guns aud .���������  seamen in those days staggered the European naval world.    Those victories of ���������  ours made the..battles of  the Nile  and  Trafalgar appear, what they really were  ���������brutally stupid.  "When our frigate Constitution met  the brave  Guerriere  and  the ."Java  in  single combat, it was a struggle of keen  intelligence against  brute force and arrogant  ignorance.   ,The Guerriere Twas .  then the crack frigate of  the British  navy, and  the first one in 30 years to ,,  strike her flag in a naval duel between  single ships. 'The great'disparity of the  loss in killed and wounded���������five times  as many on the Guerriere as on the Constitution���������astounded the naval world.  Our sea fights set all Europe thinking, '  just a'Conr^fights in this war may do.  It was many years, however, before the  English acknowledged   that   the   real  cause of their defeats in the war of 1812    .  was the superiority of the  gunnery on    ���������  the American ships. It was their excuse'  at the time of tho war, and many years  after, that the  British  tars had  been  6imply overpowered   by the American,  ships and the weight of their guns.  The  true explanation   was   that   we were  marksmen.  "At the siege of Yorktown in our Rev-    ,  olutionary war  the  deadly accuracy of  Washington's artillery fire  astonished l  the European artillerists.    'Your  progress  in artillery is wonderful,' said the    ,  gallant Lafayette to Major Shaw.  General Knox personally superintended the  serving of the guns.  He was bred in the *  woods of Maine and was a born artillerist.    '.You fire better than tho French,  apon my word ycu do,' said Lafpyefcte  as Major Shaw modestly protested.  "In all  cases  except one  American  gunnery in the war of IS 12 was superior to the British.    That exception was  in the case of the British frigato Shannon, which whipped and  captured the  American frigate Chesapeake. It was an  illustration  of  stealing  an opponent's,  trumps and playing them back at him_  The  Shannon's guns were  fitted  witln  American sights and -her crew were exercised after the American fashion.  The;  commander of the Shannon paid particular attention  to gunnery. In fact, he  wras the only officer in the British navy  who did at that time.   The bravo Lawrence who, as' Decatur said  afterward,  'had no more  dodge in. him than the  mainmast,'   dashed   recklessly against  the  deadly fire of  the Shannon.    After  receiving the  Shannon's first broadside  the Chesapeake was out of it.  "As late as 1830 the American gun  isight was considered tho best device  known to naval artillerists. It was introduced into naval gunnery by the Yankees in 1771. I have no doubt that in  this war with Spain and in any future  war that we may havo on the sea Yankee ingenuity and intelligence will  achieve the success that has always attended them.''���������New York Sun.  Vases and similar  pieces arc  m-v? i ir.zca cu  the inside aud the ware can rtacMly be  cleaned with soap and water. 1.1a ny ci  the designs are classical or copied fi^m  old pictures. This ware aiTcrds .'.'"nothing unique for .Tune wedding rifts.  German ware charmingly clcecrak'd  under the glaze comes in most ill tractive  shades of blue. Ideal heads and figrvoj  on this ware assume appropriately Lv.:'t  and indistinct outlines and arc done in  a slightly deeper tint of the canio bh-.o.  ���������Jewelers' Circular.  Fine Underlinen.  For what the French comprehensively designate as the "dessous, " cambric,  white   batiste  and   fine  linen,   richly  v. .X's  giving at-  Intercstiug to Amateur Artists  Since many amateurs  are  tention to painting small landscapes on  china it is well to know that softer and  more delicate  results may be  obtained  by the use  of  lavender  than with turpentine.  This is particularly the case in  painting skies, distant hills and stretches.  of water.    In using lavender the color  remains "open"   longer,   and  the outlines or edges  spread  away almost imperceptibly, thus avoiding hardness.   In  using turpentine  the  evaporation is so  much more  rapid  that  hardness is almost a certainty.    If it seems advisable  to make  the  lavender more  volatile,  this can be done  by the judicious addition  of alcohol,   says  The Art  Interchange.  A DAINTY CHEMISE.  trimmed with embroidery and lace, remain favorite materials. Valenciennes  and rnechlin are preferred laces for this  purpose  Parisians devote much time to working elaborate monograms or other designs on these garments. The empire  shapes represent favorite styles. Tho  very dainty chemise shown in the cut  is of fine lawn embroidered with butterflies. The edges are finished with lace  through which narrow ribbon is run.  "   -             A'  \%     'f  '  <v  *      i*               Y  I 1  ���������^    'J  ^  'jV->  J1''   "3  ', '"'  1      "  ' *    ���������    Vr  ���������*    d  \ '..j-yV -  -    ,, ~������������  5- <  J- . ' >~,  ��������� -''' * *���������*:  c c  X  r  v'   *i  _ . .,-Y^.'^>T  ., .-> Y'tf.i'j  ,  > ��������� -| j|  J  ���������������������������fe  P<)St:i:r������".  There   .ire   13,000  postage stamps.  ���������Stamps,  distinct varieties of mrr  T9S  Tgf  the gEHLTOaaT 4Wg*g. ;^iei^Am 4B. -c ��������� sAT^B.^^c^ja^^ags  TKT  ^r  ' t'-Vfl."  ze:  ffllSHMI-fSllKIiI  Gumberland,    B. C.  ���������ji ,. ���������*���������        -'   - ������������������      *  ffsyeif    .Evejy   -Jjuesday     a  Saturday.  :1VJ.- Whitney, Editor.  .^ERIMCS OJF SUBSCRIPTION  IN   ADVANCE.  ������A.TES,Of ADVERTISING:  -One inch per year, ,once-arweek,  $1.2.00  ."    ."     y month,      "       *���������' ������.5������  Local notice per,line "       " ;-io  .For both   issues  one-hat.F   additional.  ONE  YEAR,   by   mail        . $2.00  FEJt M.ONT.H b-y carrier .2������  SINGLE    COPY      Fhte   .Cents,  ^T Advertisers who want tib.eir *d  .changed,    should  get   copy in   by  J.2 a.rn. day before issue.  Nptices   of  Biuhs,   Marriages   and  ���������   Detm's,  $9 cents each insertion;.  No' Ac vertisment inserted for Jess than  -    so cents;- ���������' ���������  *   yersphs failing to get The News regularly should notify the Office.    ,,  Persons haying any business witii T.TfE  '<N k^S will' please call at' the pffice or  ^rite:      "  '  Jt looks g.s though the  dream ,o|  Cecil Rhodes of a railway  line of  transportation between Egypt and  Cape Colony niight yet be realized.  The railway is being pushed north,  and the water  way cleared  soijfch  by   Gen.  Kitchener.    Fashoda, in  the possession of the French would  be   an    insurmountable   obstacle.  But Kitchener has planted our flag  there and the French must retire or  there will be war.   She shows signs  of hostility at present, but England  has gone too   far   to   back , down.  France   will   probably   yield, but  will   require   some  concession   in  another quarter.   The conception  of a line of rajl and water way from  north to south through Africa is a  stupendous    one  carrying    as   it  does   civilization into the heart of  the Dark Continent,  and  extend-  ing British prestige and commerce.  \Vhen writing communications Jto  ���������this paper, write on one side qnly of ������������������  1 ���������:    ., ���������';  ' .       1   .  ' paper used.    Printers do not turn copy  SATURDAY, OCT. 22d,    189?  This is a bad time to take a sea  ^royage.  The government did welj to wait  for further information fcefore s^nd-  ins a relief expedition up the Ash-  Groft trail..  Y j .    I    ,,   .        ,  LOCAL BRIEFS.  Mise Hurd left Friday for home for a  rest.  Officer Thompson returned on Wednesday's steamer from Nanaimo.  T. Jones of Nanaimo came up to Courte-  nay on a business trip this week.   ,  The owner of the pirate sloop was up  from Seattle Wednesday* to claim his property.  Bishop Perrin arrived on Wednesday, and  will conduct (Services at Trinity on Sunday  evening. c-  John J. R. Miller of Little River, special  representative to Naw Westminster Fair, returned on Wednesday.  Alex. Henderson of Nauaimo, tombs4 one  manufacturer was here Wednesday and  Thursday of this week.  Mrs. Hooper who was broueht to the  hospital from the wharf and who,, has been  dangerously ill is better.  The anarchists are unusually ac-  ������ve of late, and efforts to suppress ^ ^ ^^ ^^ ,ot jn town  them  will  doubtless be supported! for sale   for a third   less   than its  value  1 ��������� '   ������������������       ' ':             ���������='   '                "              '    '              ��������� FnnnirP af NkWS OFFICE.  jby all European powers.  The inhabitants of the Phillip-  nines Islands by fighting among  themselves are illustrating their  incapacity fop self government,  j[tis thought if' jthe International;  . .Commission jSucceed in settling the i  .differences between the United  States and Canada, Laurier will  consider it an opportune time to  ask for a disolutjon of Parjiament  *ed put .himself upon the poultry.'  Enquire at News Offjce.  E. McKim has sold his cottage on Mary-  port avenue to Mr. F. Partridge- Mr. McKim left for his home in Puyallup, Wn., on  Friday.  We undertand this has been quite a bear  season. About jSve have yielded up their  hides te the huntei in this neighborhood.  It is a little too early for hides to be very  valuable, but there is a lot of fun in shoot?  ing them.  J.i was the unexpected that hap  pened when   Archibald l^ick,  the ���������  inspector of raines was decapitated.  Poweyer, we trust the place will be  given to a practical man  and not a ;  politician-; or will it be  allowed to  remain vacant, as unnecessary ?  J.t is prue they haye no creamery ;  in Comox, but jt would be  hard to  find a- farpaing community  of  the  same size where so many  farmers  were provided  with   separators?,  or  where so many made  good   putter  And yet, except for a few, a cream  ery would doubtless  be an  advan  tage.  Government Agent Anderson informs us  that he has received notice oa the first of  tne month to join Mr. Archibald Dick and  noble army of "G. B's." Mr. Wm. Mitchell will be the new Government Agent and  will take possession of his office the first of  next month.  ���������HATS ! HATS I! HATS J!! a -fine  line of Ladies' Sailor' and Walking  Hats at McPhee & Moore's  STAY WHERE YOU ARE  (Hew England Farmer.)  If we could see ourselves as others see. us,  .how many would see themselves as they  now do ? How many can correctly compare  their own condition ������vith the conditions, under which others are living;'. It is our own  trials, troubles, pains disappointment's and  lost opportunities that we teet most keenly.  We .cannot know how much others are suffer  \ l  ing from tlie same despondent  feelings  that  may be making us miserable. ���������  One's happiness depends much on^ one's  makeup. Some seem to be boru under  clouds that never lift to let in tho clear sunr'  shine. They always seem to feel that they  are "fated" to have more bad than good  luck m the world. In a sense tliis is true,  Must as it is tatod that some apples shall be  windfalls while others remain to reach full  maturity. But in the animal world ot  which man is a part, much depends in the  individual.  I do not claim that all troubles are avoidable, we all ]know that they are not. So  long as there is iguoranee there wilj be more  or less suffering. But do we do as well as  we know ? Is our trouble all due to the  acts or the neglect of others 2 When I see  a man pay as much for tobacco as would  keep his wife iu shoes; of as much, directly  or indirectly, for intoxicating liquors as  would keep his whole family comfortable,  I cannot believe he is doing as well as he  knows. When I see a man loafing because  he is unwilling to work unless he can have  just the kind of a job he would like and a  price to suit, I caunot help feeling that if l  by and by, he finds himself eold and hungry  the fault is surely somewhat his own..  The most successful ,men so fa.' as I have  observed are those who do the best they  can under the circumstances right here and  now. A person who is willing to do the  best he can iu any place that opens is going  to know how to do more than one thing. 1  never knew one who could turn his hand t<>  several kinds of work who was long idle  There'are many men who are never idle.  Some one wants them  whenever they are at  liberty.  Urioucoessful men waste too much time  wishing they were somewhere else or were  doing something else. It is this discontent  that keeps too many men tr<������velhug from  city to city lookiog for a betcer job. " It all  the families that have moved half way  across the continent in search of a better  place to live in had remained where they  were and done all in their power to make  the old home better, they c-iuld now have  homes that might easily'be che envy of their  less persistenc neighbors. We are too apt  to be enchanted by things seen ;rom a  distance.  There is not half   so much difference   iu  Dlace  as there is in   hibli.      Many   farmers  wish they   were   meou.inics   or   merchants  while an even greater number   who   are   in  other busiaess wish they  were farmers.    If  these   two   discontented   classes   were    to  change places, the chances   are ten   to   one  that both would be losers rathe> than gainers.    Far better would it be for both if each  would set himself to doing the best possible  for himself where he now is.     The farmer  who is constantly  moving   west   or   somewhere else is pretty sure to  neglect   opportunities at  home.    He   neglects   to   plant  trees, to drain his wet  lands,   to   clear   off  rocks, to build good mads over his farm, to  repair and improve his buildings and needed fences, because he may move   away   aud  then he will Ipse the  benefit  of   his   labor.  This is the shortest kind ot  short-sighted-  Cqrporation of the City  of .Cumberland,  B. C.  Statement of account from the  Tst .of  January 1898 to 30th of September iS,^8.  RECEIPTS,,  By Trades Licenses $1,281.00  " Billiard Table License i5-������������  " Dog Tax 47.-oo  " ' Municipal Rajte Law 805.20  Total receipts .$2,148.20  -    EXPENDITURES.  Street Crossing account $ 23.3"  Election expenses iog.oo  Donation, (24th May sports) 25.00  Sundries 7-������5  Office account H9-23.  Ditch   .    " 58-7C  Publishing By-laws &c "           143-75  Street account 218.15  Street Light account          . 71.00  Sid,e walk           ff 8.00  Tool account ' 7-*5  Rejnt to 31st of August '98 56.00  'Incorporation account 127.50  Clerk half year's salary 72.50  Balance                        ' 1,110.85  Total   $2,148.20  Balance Sept. 30, $1,110.85.    '  '  LAWRENCE Wm-NUNNS.  City Clerk.  Gordon Murdock,\  Third St.        Union, B.C,  Blacksmit 11 IN G  in all its , branches,  " and Wagons neat-,  Miiky  Eggs,  Vegetables,  Having secured the Hanigan ranch,  I   am  prepared   to  deliver    aily.  pure  fresh milk,  fresh eggs, and  - vegetables, in Union and Cumberr.  land,    A   share   of patronage   is,.  ���������  solicited.  JAMES REID.  I3I?.O^r,ESSI03iTJ5i.XJ.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar  rqcjtor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets  at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  S/T GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p. in. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meetb'at the ��������� close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C.   Dodds, pastor.  YARWOOD   &   YOUNG,  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Cerner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  BttANCH Office, Third Street andDunsmuic  Avenue, B.C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  ot  each month and remain ten days.  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  PHYSTCIAN,      SlUlGEON  ��������� AND     ACCOUCHEUK.  Offices : Willard Block, Cumberland  COURTBNAY HOUSE,   COUJRTEKAY.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland,. 1Q to,  12 a. m. Tuesdays And Fridays:  COUllTENAY,   7 to 9  A. M. AND P. M.  V7"^l.3S3 TS.  Society     Cards  Cumberland Lodge,;  A. F. & a: M,    B. C, R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge  meets    first   Friday in -each  month."    Visitipg brethren  are cordially  invited tp aitenp.  .. R. Lawrence, Sec.  WANTED.  Industrious mau of character to travs 1  and  appoint agents.    Salary and expenses  paid.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON,   CO.,   Limited;  o Toronto.   ���������.  Hiram L.oage No 14 a!f .& A.M.,B.C.R  Cqurtenay B. C.  Lodge meets pn every Saturday on or  before tl?e full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary. ,  AGENTS.  Book   business  is   better than for   years ,  past; also have   better   and   faster   s> Uing  books.     Agents clearing   from ������10  to  S4Q  weekly.    A few leadeis are:���������"Queen   Victoria,"  "Lite f of    Mr/  Gladstone,"    "My  Mother's     Bible      Str'rie*-,"    "Pr������-pressure  Speaker,"  '.'Klondike Gold    Fields," "Woman,"  "Glimpses of the   unseen,"  ''Breakfast, Dinner and Mippei."    Books on time.  BRADLEY-OABKETSON COMPANY, '  LlMITKDl   '  TORwNTO.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets everv alternate   Wednesdays ot  each month at 8  o'clock p. m.    Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  AGENTS.  The war with Spain is over. We have,  the most complete history published. Our.  book coutains about 700 pages, over 100 illustrations, and is bo cheap it t.ells 011 sight.  Agents coining money with it the last few.  davs. Write quick for information.  ���������BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO.,  Limited,  Toronto.  AGENTS.  I am just starting the best thing for money-making you have seen for many a day.  Your name and address will bring the gold-,  en information  T. H. L1NSCOTT, Toronto.  I     O    O.    F.  ' Union Lodge, No. 11. meets e en  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend)  F. A. Anley, R. S.  We have received a most attractive and  useful catalogue from M.J. Henry, nurseryman of Vancouver, B. C. Mr. Henry's reputation a3 a competent and satisfactory  nurserymam has grown with his business,  and he is the leading florist of B. C. to-day.  Give him your orders.  Mrs. Barrett, the evangelist who has been  assisting Rev.   Mr-   Hicks the  past  three  weeks, will close   her   labors   among us on  Sunday night,   leaving for her home on the  next boat!    The services  wijl be especially  interesting.    It  will  be   "reception   day,"  the converts of the meetings   being received  into the church;  and  the   sacrament of the  Lord's Supper will be  administered in  connection   with   the   evening   service.    Mrs.  Barrett has done faithful  work, aud should  have a large congregation  in  these  closing  services.    Mrs.   Barrett  goes to  California  for the winter's  work,   her  services  being  [  engaged until spring. '  ness.  Farmers aud all others should remember  that this world is only for us while we are  living iu it. It will be used by others a  great while longer than by us. A man too  selfish or lazy to do what Ue can to make  the world better for future generations than  it is now, does not deserve to live in so  good a world as he found this when he came  into it. Taer^isnota living person bat  what owes a debt that can be paid only   to  posterity.  We may be suffering more or less from  depression in business, but the times never  will be m*de better by all hands changing  business or places. There are evils that  ought to be righted, but how to correct  them can be learned as readily where we are  as if we moved elsewhere   or   changed   our  business. Spot knowledge, that kind of  which enables us to know what is the best  thing to do now and here, is the best kind  provided we use it.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels ������f the  Union Brewery Gpmpany Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A hberal reward  will be paid for information lead/ing to  conviction. ^   E, Norris, Sec'y  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. IiUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  CO UK. TEN AY  Directory. .  COUBTENAY HOUSE,, A.   H.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,?  Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    DEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  COME TO  The News Office  with    youi?.  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  No Lottery.  There are no "blanks" in  "Slater Shoes." Every pair is a  prize. Every pair is a real bargain in that you get 100 gents worth of Shoe  for every dollar. No "bargain table" losses to be  added to regular selling prices ; shoe worth guaranteed  and price $3-5o, *4-5������ and #5-5������ Per Pair stamPed  on the Goodyear Welted sole by  The Slater  ttat^rtaHYaTYlirihwiiii  Simon Leiser, Sole Local   Agent,  f\  ���������  <l  ���������I,  k

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