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 ll  I is **  ii  K.-.  fe  <3 Nw  "SS1  !������'.'--.51  NO.    252.    UNION  COMOX  DISTRICT.  B..C,    TUESDAY   SEPT.,  14th,   1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  gg?������ggg&g������������e������gSgaS������S������^  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  ON .THE. TRAIL.  The Robert  Grant   Party  Ail  Right���������Interesting   News of  a Local Flavor.  SHOES! SHOES!! SZECOIEi  cyy  FALL  -of New Goods,   Suitable ior the-  mm  Expected  to    arrive    on   next  IP HI*  ���������hub JasL^-s-  and will be'opened 'an,d offered for sal  end of tire week; ._-.  e  \j  j  the  r;m������1tllIU)aXS--.vJ2*3������2Sft-Jk~  $39 ������3  epi  Just    received  Rubber Goods  a    shipment    of  direct  from the ||  from  the    factory,  composed  of $  Water  Bags,   Ice   Bags,'-. Syrin- Xj  etc.       m  ges,   Atomizers, Tubing,  GOOD  SUPPLY OF ALL THE   POPULAR  PATENT MEDICINES.  Perfume and Toilet Articles, Soaps, Brushes & Combs'^  Prescription   and   Family Recipies Accurately Dispensed ...     ...  HEADQUARTERS  for   Stationery    &    School    Books.  QTKUBUJIEnf2U21 -  Peacey & Co. Druggists,  Union. ������  Open on Sundays from 10 to 11 o'clock a. m.  ancl from 3 to 6 o'clock p. m.  GORDON MURDOCK'S . . .  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  Reasonable Prices  -Near Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  UNION, B. C.  If our readers have any local ne-^3 of in  terest. 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.  Special Prize.  H .prise of two Dollars will be  given by tf&rs. /5I>. WLbitney for  fcresseo Doll to ��������� be. ej*  foibiteo at tbe Gomoj Hgricul*  tural ano Snoustrial Sbow at  Courtenay ������ct. 7tbf b������ girl  not over 12 pears of 'age. Zo  be awarDeo to most neatly  mabe mxo complete costume,  irrespective Of .quality of ma=  terial.  Mr. RoiJERT Ennis writes Aug. 27th,  that the party [R. Gr?nt & Co.'su Camp]  are all well, but are having- a1 pretty tough  time of it. They had gotten their "stuff"  nearly over the summit. A good ,many  were discouraged, and turning- back, selling what' they had for what thev could  get.; Steve. Dowell had arrived the day  before and thought of going into the  packing business. The wages were good,  but the work was hard.  We have just received' direct from the East 20 cases of  Boots and shoes ot a!! the LATEST STYLES to suit'the  most fastidious. Ghiidrens Shoes a Specialty. Call and see  our Stock before purchasing elsewhere  SAVE MONEY by purchasing your S -JOES of  &.B UUU  Wednesday's  Mr. Robert Grant writes Air. i-.Iugh  Grant, Aug. 27th, from Skagway River  Ford :  "I am all alone in camp.    Our  party���������  eight���������areYill well and   in best of spirits.  It is not the same with all on this trail by  a long shot.    There are abcut 5000   people on the'rail and   as   many   horses, all  working hard, packing  grub and clothing  to the lake.    I don't think ten person out  of every hundred will get through.    Lots  of them turning back  every day.    Its no  use for   me   to try to   explain   the hard  ships of the  trip, < for I can't  tell h ilf we  have to go through   with, tho'  our  party,  stand it well   and   are  ahead   of alidiat,  came at the same time we did.     Wo took  four    animals   from    Union   and   better  couldn't be than these to p ick with.    We  have   not lost   any of them yet.    Just to  ������������������> ���������  ire  I-!-!.-  Y  give you an idea ot th** v tlua oi a:*.m i;s  here: I paid Mr. Little $25.00 each f.ir  mules and I was offered $30-1 here lor  one oi them, and replied th it $5 >o  wouldn't take him. In fact 1 bought four  l.orses here���������getting a chance fro n those-:  disgusted with-the mp'���������for $8uo Tne%  w-.e liuli bits of thing?, so iiiihiog ;i!c-;  >(���������.��������������������������������������������� Fr   ay horse.  Horse-shoe   nails   sell   her?.   25   cent--,  apiece, and are liar.I to get .ii th it.  Now   about   tiie, trail.     T.-e Jista > :<:  from where we 1 mded with the sr-ja ir*r���������  . Skagway  Bay   to   Bennett   Lake���������is   5 >  miles.    The trail is as   bad a.* i> can Ix -  ���������climbing    straight   up   the     rocks     (or  thousands of feet,   and   along   prec-p.GKS,  where   if we  should. ..slip,   we   would go  down thousands of feet.    There are. oilier  .places where horses   are up to.their ears  in mud.   :Every little way there is seen a  dead horse,  dashed to death   by a fali or  worked to.death.    Tget iny   horse-shoes  by taking   them   from   the   feet  of dead  animals.   Horse shoeing costs here $6.oo,  so I do all of our own.  There are eight of us in   the party and  each   man ' has   1200    pounds   of grub,  besides his clothes and blankets, making  a total of about six tons to carry over the  trail.    We   pack   200    pounds   on  each  animal; so you will see  we can take very  little more than one  man's   "stuff"  at   a  time.     We have  therefore, to   travel  the  trail six or seven times to get   our "stuff  along.    We are in about  25   miles to the  ford of the river.    The other .part of the  trail is better.    We  expact   to be  at the  Like about the 15th, of September. There,  we will build boats to go down   the river.  We hear great reports of the mines and  of   some very   rich   discoveries.     Harry  Hamburger, who  worked for Mr..Simon  Leiser,   and  started  early in   July   and  and got this   far,   turned back.    None of  us are thinking of turning   back.    Some  say they  wish they  never started,  but I  don't, for I think we will make it all right.  One great trouble with   lots who   turn  back  is   that they  know  nothing   about  horses, ancl loose them over the banks or  in   the    mud.     We���������good     luck���������have  plenty of good  horsemen to   take care of  our horses  and   pack  our   "stuff."   The  first few days   we did   but  little,   helping  others; but we had to  stop that and take  care of ourselves.  But I don't like to pass  a man in trouble if I can help him, but it  must be done to make time.  We have had very fine weather up lo  the 20th of the month, but since then it  has blown and rained every day. We  are now near the summit of the mountains, and expect better weather when we  get over to the other side.  But I must close as I'm chief cook today, and the boys will be.as hungry as  wolves when they come in. I do the  most of the cooking. My address is at  Bennett Lake, cake of W. Henderson."  STRIKERS SHOT DOWN.  o  Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. nth.---A special  from Hazelton, says a number of miners  marched to Hazel mines when two .were  arrested. They turned toward Latimer  mines, marching xo in line. ' They were  met by Sheriff Martin and 20 deputies.  Martin halted them and read the Riot  Act, and brandishing a revolver, ordered  the in back.' The strikers answered they  were not doing any harm and commence!  lo brush by him. ������rThe deputies then fired  killing 19 and wounding 41.   .  Gold Coming.���������Seattle,. Sept. n.���������-  The Cleveland brought "down less than  $100,000. $500,000 expected on the Excelsior. 'Men nre coming out rather tnan  starve.  New Railnay���������The Canadian Pacific  Railway has decided to build a railway  from Glenora, Stickeen river, to Teslin  Lake.    They have ordered a biirvey.  Victoria   News ��������� Passengers of the  Briblol are still   here.     Hudson   Bay Co.  h.ivs taken   hack  out-fits sold.���������Danube  is taking on woodwork for  steamer to be  biii't  If Pi HI  33 & S   ti/ff   si  The   Comox   Agricultural and Industrial. Asso-'  ciation, will hose! its next  EXHIBITS  hursdau, Oct.  mi  ���������7tfi,  AT THEIR HALL, AT  THE Vi L L AG E OF       ',  CO U RTE M A Y ^^^s^^^-r-  Sept  a C. P. N. Co. during the winter  Michae'b���������Sealing schooner s.iilb  inh with havand produce for Skag  Sept.  13th  wav.��������� Princes     Louise, sail  lor   Fort   \Vrange).���������Same   day  Tupt-lca  sills   north.���������Side-wheel   c*tearr*cr   Eliza  And.'-rson .m her wav 10  li-.-vod   u>   be   wi\cked.-  St. Michafcls bc-  ������������������The  north   Wednesday.��������� -\n   eaily  the l.iy:.-.' it lire is talked of.  Al!:i   went  session of  I-."N    ,    ���������*..'...  . arid. J3u'  forenoon,   tlie   steamer  .*-iiii   ta'*  igcne   in   tow  Union   Wharf.  was  She kept  As it was  0-1  Tom--!  .-..glue-'!   Jroin  ���������vidl j'it  i-.uer.ilod io take the Bristol's  p is'sengers  up the Y.ik-m by 'he.Eugene, this  means  that pari 01 the -program was  not carried  ��������� t,ut..''.'   ���������  ���������Later.���������The Eugene sprang a leak,  and the passengers'-mutined and refused  to proceed on her. The Bristol took her  in tow and .returned the passengers at  their icqu'est.to Victoria; and the Eugene  as far as Roach harbour'where she threw  off the rone, and when last seen she was  making her way where B. C. customs officers wiil no;,  trouble her.  ,(5Xk.  fiiie Prize foist  OSF' .Entries    must   be ��������� made  three    clear- days   before    the  Show.  TEXADA ISLAND JTOTES.  1% -     "i-Ji  ylr. Harry"Pieroy  reached here   Saturday  f ������������������ -.i'a*i .Texad-J.   Isljs.ii'5  He  --Wedding   presents.    See   the   stock  (new) of silverware at Leiser's.  ��������� K"3vv Mining- Company.  Messrs Clyde A. Brown, Wm. Gleason,  L. P.'Eekstien, J. O'Brien, John R. Mc-  Lerid, Eli Rowland, P. M.'Burrhash,.an'l  Ah Sing of Union have associated themselves together as the Clara B Mining-  Co., to develop Clara B mineral claim on  Texada Island. Five men, including  some belonging to the company, wiil at  once commence work and sink a shaft  100 feet. The assays show the claim to  be rich in silver and copper.  ���������Twenty cases of Boots  and   Shoes  just receiver at McPhee& Moore's.  Cumberland Grovo Uo. 3 XJ.A.O.D.  Av the !asb regular meeting of Ciituher-  land Grove No. o, LT. A. 0. D . James 13.  McL *a.u aad Charles Ki;et.e, Past Arches,  were presented with handsome gold jewels,  iu recognition of their services to the Grove.  After the presentation both recipients returned thanks: speeches were made by others and a very pleasant evening spent. The  jewels, which greatly admired, have  the arms of the Order on one side and an in-  sciintion on the other. They were made  by Geo.Tntill, London, England.  Passenger !dst.  CITY OF 2tfA2fAI3IO.  H.King, Wing Sing, Yee Kee, J.McG-ill,  D.Rogers, J. Powell, Mr.Turner, JYUcKen-  zie, E.Robertson, J. Hunter, M.Hunter,  C.S.Moss, A.Dick, Tai Yuen, Mr.Mc-  G-uire and wife, Mrs. Johnson, Dr. Lawrence, Rc-v.W.C.Dodds, Mrs. Lee, Mrs.  E.Roberts, Mrs. Richirda, P. M. Ricci,  Mrs.  Beck-man,  Miss Graham,   42 Jap3.  reports   mining ,  ... f .  inatti-rs :iii very   bright.    A   sbafir. on   S-ur'-1-'  pviso mine, whore ho ami p&.vtuers s.re work-  i.*:-v, i:- d'o-.v   200 ft-et,    A drift.. 30 -feet   in  Y'.g*,'-., has been cut aerots the load.      They  .-ire u'hv six fei'i, in   ore���������gold,    copyer   and  iii'.!l:i>l.    To_qre are rims me,a at .work   there  :\imI -.'*.-.��������� ore->i-3!d.������ 5300 in value per top..      v   '  T'K! vSdWr Tij), aojoiuiug the Surprize  wa-. bou'ied by l'ieio>, Griuve aad partners  to a I'omviany which has 15 men at work.  Ti-uy'liiiv-, .-unk a .-haft 30 feet.  ' Tha V;m-Auda lately shipped 40 tons of  ore-mid is-reported to have received <*?1000  per toff. : ,y      ' -    ���������       ;    -  The Iron Mine "s being worked for-copper  by the Tapoma Smelling Go.  The new hoiel is abouo fiuished   and    the  out-look is mosh pi-oinising.  ���������Our stock of Men's Shoes is complete,and can guarantee a fit to all kinds  of feet, at McPhee & Moore's.  UNIOlN SHIPPING-.  Seut  7r.'n, Hope and wow, 214 tons.  Thistle, 152 tons. ".  Sept. Sfch, Maude, 09      "���������',..-  ���������'"���������     9th, Tupic, H3      {i  , ."    iOsb, Thistle, 130 "  "        Q.ieeii, 200     "  ������������  Myster  .-, 20   "  Sept. 1  2fh. Thisti  e, 1SS t  ms.  <������  -  Q-iadra,  ���������1GI  c  tc  Topic, 198 tons  of coal and  204  tons of  coko.  Ssp5. i:  i:.h, Tees  ,  Cl  Bnsol,  2000 t  ons  for   Dutch  Harbor  Sour.. 14  r.h, Min nee  ���������la loa.li  "g-  ���������Mrs  C.   calls  on   M  rs.  !. ���������"G  ocd  ormng'  Mrs.   J.  Did    j  ���������mi  h.e.u   t  hat  Cheap John has 20 tons of goods coming  up on next boa; ?.J' "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."  Highest  Gold McdaS  ia.  hkXvnxizw Fair.  A Pure Grape Cr-cnr-i cf Tartar Powder.  40 TEARS TFJi STANDARD.  <H ,.t ...w...T������rWY.������  Subscribers-who do not receive their papfT reer-  olarly will please notify us at once.  Applv at the office for advertising rates.  THE KETCS.  PROVERBS OF JERUSALEM.  IL\TI0N. B.C.  The Week's Commercial Summary.  Canadian Pacific earnings for the  fourth week of April were $467,000, an  increase of $58,000.  The stock of wheat at Toronto is 12,-  122,889 bushels as compared with ,139,978  bushels last week and 16,113 bushels a  year ago.  The visible supply of wheat in the  United States and Canada decreased  1,789,000 bushels last week, and the  total is now only 84,412,000 bushels as  compared with 55,519,000 bushels a year  ago. The amount afloat to Europe is  17,520,000 as oornpared with 28,210,000  bushels a yoar ago. Tho total visible on  land and afloat is 51,932,000 bushels as  against 83,759,000 bushels a year ago, a  decrease of 31,827,000 bushels.  E. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review  of trade in the United States says: In  spite of. moderate improvement in most  of the, great industries, business is disappointing. Expectations of the speedy  end of the war in Europe through Turkish victories have helped to depress grain.  Demands of Austria and China have  caused exports of $6,500,000 gold;  merchandise imports are greatly  increased, and final action of Congress  on' the revenue question seems more  remote.  The boot and shoe business in the  United States last week, says. Dun's  Review, was larger, as jobbers have de-  1 layed about as long as thev can, but  there is still great reluctance to pay the  advance recently asked, and some manufacturers secure business by concession,  which many others refuse to make. But  the aggregate of ������new business is distinctly greater than for some time, and  enough in some branches to keep the  works busy for months.  Our commercial trade reports fiom  Messrs. Dun and Bradstreet indicate a  general steady, but slow, increase in the  movement of trade, and thero is a more  speculative spirit in the air than for  some time past. In some lines production largely exceeds present requirements,  and prices are consequently depressed,  but there is a gradually increasing consumptive demand. Wheat has been weak  lately, but later it has advanced. The  enquiry for cotton goods is dull, and a  ��������� heavy output is still on the market.  'Print cloths are again lower, and mills  are continuing the output in excess of  current needs. Much the same can be  said of woollens, though there is an  increasing demand; tho price of wool is  firmer. Some furnaces in Pittsburg and  Pennsylvania have stopped work.  Leather and hides are both weak in  price. The commercial failures in the  United States for the week, just closed  number 221 as compared with 238 in the  corresponding week of last year.  The world is entering upon   an   era of  phenomenally low prices.    The invention  of labor-saving machinery, the   discovery  of new methods of production   and other  conditions are effecting a veritable   revolution in the industrial world.  The effect  of all these agencies is perhaps best  seen  in the production of iron and steel.    The  new furnaces of the Carnegie Steel Company, of   Pittsburg   are   now   producing  well on to a thousand   tons   of iron each  per day.    Not many years ago 1,000 tons  a week for a single furnace   was   considered extraordinary.    Fifty years ago over  60 tons were unheard of.    The cheapness  of iron and steel is going to stimulate all  enterprise in which   these   materials  are  used, such as railways, bridges, buildings  and mechanical, pursuits   generally.    To  illustrate the fall    in   prices in  iron and  steel The   Philadelphia   Record refers to  the fact that a bridge-building   company  recently contracted for the  erection   of a  large iron bridge, at a distance of several  hundred miles from their manufacturing  establishment at a cost of two cents   per  pound, based upon the calculated weight  of the material. - In order to fully appreciate the wonderful   significance   of this  accomplishment it is necessary, says The  Record,    to   follow   in    imagination  the  various steps   taken   in   converting   the  crude ore first   into   pig   iron, then into  steel or wrought iron, followed by rolling  the metal   into   channel-bars   and   other  commercial shapes, punching   thousands  of holes accurately,    riveting   the   plates  and bars together and   transporting   and  erecting hundreds of tons of   heavy   material in position.    Let os then,follow in  imagination the engineering work of designing,    drafting,    modeling    (when required) the chemical and physical testing  of   materials,    including     thousands   of  minor details, and   finally   observe   that  the finished bridge���������a triumph of modern  engineering science���������is to be delivered to  the purchasers at a price   which   is   less  than what was the first cost a   very   few  years ago of tlie raw material.  "Wise Sayings That  Are  Common Among  the People of That City.  Xo one knows better than the Bible  students how valuable the proverbs,  adages, sayings, etc., of the Arabs are for  the understanding of the Semitic  methods of expressing thought. In these  sayings of the Arabs there are often side  lights on the proverbial literature of the  Bible. Probably the most valuable new  collection of proverbs of this kind that  has appeared for years has been published in the Zeitschrift of the German  Palestine society (volume 19). The  author is Mrs. Lydia Einsler, who all  her life has lived in Jerusalem, and gives  a collectiqn of 206 proverbs gathered in  .her intercourse with the people of the  sacred city and its environs. We quote a  number as samples:���������  "Is your friend made of honey, do not  lick him away entirely"���������i. o., use a  friend when in need but do not abuse  him.  "A wise enemy is better than a crazy  friend"���������i. e., a crazy friend will do you  more harm than a wise enemy.  '"He who sees his relatives forgets his  friends"���������i. e., when in the circle of relatives friends are forgotten.  "If your neighbor casts hatred upon  you, change your door to another side of  the house"���������i. e., avoid quarrels.  "A house without a neighbor is worth  a thousand gold florins."  '' Search your own house through seven  times before you charge your,neighbor  with theft."  "A neighbor who is helpful is better  than a brother who is not."  "Every cock crows loudest on his own  manure pile."  "He has no garments for his legs, but  yet he is decorated with flowers," used  of a vain man.  "Praise nobody unless you havo first  tried him."  c   "The gossip of two people   can destroy  two houses."  "Sit rather between two women who  are baking bread than between two who  are washing"���������i. e., the first will give  you fresh bread, the latter will bespatter  you with water.  "By'day she destroys her houses and  at night she burns her oil," said of an  impracticable woman.  "The thread of a diligent woman is as  long, as,the ax*m; the thread of the lazy  woman is as long as the body' ���������i. e.,  a diligent woman takes shorter threads  in order to be able to sew more quickly  and more, firmly, while a lazy woman  takes long threads to avoid the trouble  of threading the needle.  "She now has a house and a nail in  the wall,"' used of a person of lower  social order who has attained to a  higher, especially of a poor woman who  has married a wealthy husband. "A  nail in the wall" is representative of  firmness and the possession of property.  (Cf. Ezra ix, 8; Isa. xxii, 23-25.)  "The family that has educated me has  never deserted me nor withdrawn from  me"���������i. o., home is the best.  "Do good and you will reap good  results."  "Do good and cast it upon the ocean"  ���������i. e., do good without any hope of  reward..  "After they have been bitten they take  care of themselves"���������i. e., a burned  child fears the fire.  "We can get nothing without payment  except blindness and deafness."  "Rather spit on the hand than kiss it"  ���������i. e., have self respect an d work.  "Take care that you may not with  your tongue cut off your head"���������i. e.,  that by inconsiderate words you may  bring evil upon yourself.  '' The offal of your barnhouse is better  than, the wheat of strangers."  '' Try to teach one advanced In years  wisdom is just like whipping an ass"  ���������i. e., nothing is accomplished.  "A single borrowed seed can destroy a  field"���������i. e., a farmer who begins to borrow corn will always get deeply into  debt.  ."A   borrowed   dress . does   not    keep  warm."  "It is better . to clothe oneself with  straw matting than with a borrowed  dress."  "He   who   has   drunk   out of a well  should not throw   a   stone   in it"���������i. e.,  be grateful and appreciate favors.  parents, and the church they belong to,  are at liberty to develop this, and the  necessary time is allowed for it. The .war  on these recent establishments is, in  short, a partisan war. Lyeees are destined  to take the place of the board-schools of  former days;' for the latter are gradually  disappearing or transforming themselves  into daily course (classes) where women  absorbed by their social duties, or  fortunate enough to be wanted by their  husbands, will wisely send their  daughters. The day when girls' colleges  triumph in,France, there will be many  more analogies between French and  American women than there are now.���������  "Aboufe French Children," by Th. Ben-  ion, in the Century.  V  HEART DISEASE.  Icuorance.  "But your blawsted people are so blooming ignorant," complained the British  tourist.  "Lawst night in the pawk, the band  played 'God Syve the Queen,' and a lot of  young chaps broke out singing something  about 'sweet land of liberty.' "���������Detroit  Kews.    Leading- Up to It.  "And now," said tbe African trader to  his shipping clerk, "I've put poor Jim in  this cask of rum, and I want .you to send  it home to his folks. Have the news- broken gently to his widow, you know. I am  just telegraphing her that he left here in  his usual spirits.''���������New York Press.  Eig-ht Tears' Har.einsr Between Lire and  Death With Acute Heart Disease���������And  J'n. Thirty Minutes After Taking: First  Dose of Dr. Ae-new's Cure for the Heart  -Relief Comes���������*tt hat it Did for Alfred  Couldrj-, \N est bhett'orc'.Qiie., it Can Do  for any Sufferer From the Same Cause.  "I had been suffering from acute heart  trouble for over fou..- 3 ears. ' When doctors had tried, and failed to give me  relief, I procured Dr. Agnew's Cure iw..*  the Heart. In thirty minutes after the  first dose I had relief, and although  mine was a case of long standing, eight  bottles effected a permanent cure, and I  firmly believe, after, knowing what it has  done for me, that there is no hopeless  case while this great cuie is to be had. 1/  cheerfully sanction the use of my testimony in whatever way it may do the  most good."  ~"~   i  Lord Clinton, 9:08������������, will appear la  the public sale ring for tha second tarn*  this year in May.  II  Doctors Recommend  SALADA  CEYLON   TEA  I<ead Packets Only. 25c, 40c, 50e d- GOo.  "Located.  Samanthy���������What was "the blow that  most killod father?"  Rube���������Guess it was when he blowed the  gas out.���������Brooklyn Life.  Homeless.  "Come," said the kind-hearted officer,  "you can't wander about here all night.  You must go home."  "Home," echoed the unfortunate,  bitterly, "what is home to me?"  "But you havo a home, a warm, comfortable, cheerful home."  "I did have such a home, the very  home, you have painted, but now, ah,  heaven, but now���������"  "But now what, sir?"  "My wife is house cleaning 1"  Lore Is a Thief.  You deny that love's a thief?   r  I will better your belief.  If he be an honest ch.ip,  How, pray tell me, doth it hap  That he laughs as robbers will  At the locksmith and his skill?  PILES CURED IN 3 to 6 NIGHTS  Dr. Agnew's Ointment will cure all  cases of Itching Piles in from three to  six nights One application brings comfort. For blind and bleeding Piles it is  peerless. Also cures Tetter, Salt Bheum,  Eczema, Barber's Itch and all eruptions  of the skin. 35 cents.  Catarrh   of    Long    Standing  Relieved in a Few  Hours.  It is not alone the people of our own  country, and prominent citizens like  Urban Lippe, M.P. of Jolietfee, Que.,  and other members of Parliament, who,  having used Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder, pronounce it the most effective  remedy they have ever known, but people  everywhere are expressing ��������� their gratification at' tho effectiveness of this medicine. C. G. Archer, of Brewer, Maine,  says: "I have had catarrh for several  years. Water would run from my eyes  and nose days at a time. About four  months ago I was induced to try Dr.  Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, and since  using the wonderful remedy I have not  had an attack. I would not be without  it." It relieves in ten minutes.  |gfc  Wrinkles  yXw Can be Removd* and  2g������ , the Skin made Soft  ^  ^^ and  Youthful  in  ap-,  ;?|*r^*e pearance by using  |g|  Peach Bloom  Skin Food;  To Purify the Blood, Tone  up the System and give new-  Life and Vigor nothing equals  Perfect u,u.  Health-pills*      $&������  t>0 cts. each at Dru-? stores or sent ?[y?Jv  prepaid on receipt of price.       ' Y, yjj  Crown Medicine Co., Tokonto. ~?fc~zfc  VI  too Personal.  An uptown little girl of very tender  years came from a neighbor's house  eating a large banana. "I ain't agoin'  to play with Mabel no more," she  promptly announced. "Why?" asked her  mamma. "'Cause she called me names."  "Why, .what did she call  called me a banana sneak."  sneak? Why did she call you that?"  "'Cause I sneaked her biggest banana."  And she went on eating it.  you?;'  - 'She  1'A banana  There are so many coujih medicines in  ���������the market, that it is sometimes difficult  to tell which to buy; but if we had a  cough, a cold or any affliction of the throat  or lungs, We would try Bickle's Anti-  Consumptive Syrup. Those who have  used ic think it is far ahead of all other  preparations recommended for such  plaints. The little folks like it as it  pleasant as syrup.  Curiosity.  The jester had gone a little too far  that time, and the Mogul remarked:���������  "I think it is about time to make an  example' of you by cutting your head  short off."  Whereat, the jester, who had a turn  for the mathematics, inquired:���������  ' Is this to be an example in division  or fractions?"  corn-  is as  Are your corns harder to remove than  those that others have had ? Have they  not had the same kind ? Have they not  been cured by using Holloway's Corn  Cure ?   Try a bottle.  The Wise Bachelor.  Some folks are like frogs���������they can'*  sing for croaking.  Lot's wife probably wouldn't have  looked back If Lot hadn't kept hollering at her not to.  Some men tell their wives everything  that doesn't happen. A woman never  thinks a man a fool if he has once proposed to her.  A woman can land any man she wants  to if she can only make him think he is  landing her.  The more hideous a womans hat is the  easier she'll believe you when you compliment her on it.  The   earthquake   shocks,   which  at a rate of speed   varying   from  , Japan's Earthquake Cen tor.  The northeast coast of Hondo, the  largest of the Japanese Islands.."extends  nearer than any other land to the  tremendous submarine hole in the  earth's crust known as the Tuscarora  Deeps. This is the deepest part of the  ocean so far as men know; it is almost  as deep as the topmost peak of the  Himalayas is high. Throughout its  hundreds of miles of width and breadth  there are submarine volcanos. The  seismic philosophers think that through  some volcanic upheaval in these depths  earthquake vibrations were transmitted  along the ocean bottom to the shore, and  a sudden rise in the water's level sent  the tidal wave on its errand of destruction,  travel  two to twenty miles a second, reached  the shore first. They were mild for quaky  Japan, and it was not until S.30 in the  evening, an hour and a half later, that  the slower-moving waves of water were  announced by portentious booming  sounds. Only four miles away from the  coast fishermen were unaware of the  presence of any extraordinary wave.*  But when the on-moving volume of  water reached the steep sides of the sea  bottom and mounted up to the shallow  places the wave grew to a height of 20 to  80 feet, and hurled itself in to the inlets  and bays of the hapless land, overwhelming, with contempuous ease, the feeble  dikes which the Japanese fishermen and  rice planters had built to defend their  low-lying homes.  Girls' I^ycces fn France.  The gravest accusation against girls'  lyeees by the group of retrograde thinkers is that they are "badly made up."  Good society still holds aloof, but begins  to understand that the absence of religious instruction does not by any means  imply   systematic   hostility to faith: for  .  Had a KijfhtTo.  Office Boy���������Jimmy, listen to the  editor! He's swearing like a sailor.  Stenographer���������-He's got a right to;  Mr. Longhair, the poet, was in here and  left a lot of "blank" verse a minute  ago.  Dyspepsia or Indigestion is occasioned  by the want of action in the biliary ducts,  loss of vitality in the stomach to secret the  gastric juices, without which digestion  cannot go on; also, being tje principal  cause of Headache. Parmelee's Vegetable  P*iils taken before going to bed,for a while,  never fail to give relief and effect a cure.  Mr. F. W. Ashdown, Ashdown, Ont.,  writes: Parmelee's Pills are taking the  lead against ten other makes which I have  in stock."  RILL-   ROIN  Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills arc a purely vegetable compound���������a scientifically studied- formula. The alter effects of the-medlcine have  been given as much cousideratlon as tbe immediate results: ��������� Not so with many of the  ancient formulas���������painful purgers and no healing powers. Think of these points. If you  must use medicine, look out for the most pleasant, safest and surest to take. Dr.'- Agnew's  Liver Pills are supreme in cases of Sick Headache, Biliousness, Sallow Skin, Constipation,  etc.   40 doses, i0 cents. '���������'���������:"���������::������������������'.-'���������  A. Barometer.  "Are you going to have your, house  painted this spring, Mudger?"  "No; but   I'll   have to paint the back  fence, or the pump, or something.    Mrs.  Mudger   never   thinks   she   has cleaned'  house until she can smell new paint."  -  TELEGRAPH  TELEPHONE  TIKER     _  Are the brands of  our celebrated sulphur matches.  If you want thel best,  ask for them.  j The E. B. Idly Co., 'ML  Hull I Montreal I Toronto.  'SS.  State op Ohio, City op Toledo, 1  Lucas County, /  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is the  senior partner ot the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co.,  doing business in the City of Toledo, County  and State aforesaid, and'tliat said firm will pay  the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for  each and every case ol Cataiuih that cannot  be cured by the use of Haix's Catarrh Cube.  FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before me and subscribed in my  presence, this 6th day of December, A. D., 1886.  THE WALL PAPER KING  OF   CANADA.,  Sample books of Choice Wall Pap*r for  Residences, Churches, Offlocs, Juo&go  Rooms, Public Halls, Hotels, Storet, and  our booklet "How to Paper" sent free to  any address.   Write a postal to t  C B. SCANTLEBURY,  Box 840. .Belleville, Ont.  Mention what prices you expect to pay;  the rooms you wish to paper and where  you saw this advertisement.  *3TWe pay express charges,  AGENTS WANTED.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ��������� :���������'-.���������.  ���������j SEAL j  A. W. GLEASONY  Notary Public.  Pardonable.  It is said that Australian shepherds  can foretell the weather from the condition of the wool on the backs of their  sheep. An increase in the curliness  indicates better   weather.  Colic and Kidney Difficulty.���������Mr. J. "W.  ^Wilder, J. P., Lafargeville, N. Y., writes:  "I am snbject to severe attacks of Colic  aud Kidney Difficulty, and find Parmelee's Pills afford me great relief, while  all other remedies have failed. They are  the best medicine I have ever used." ��������� In  fact so great is the power of this medicine  to cleanse and purify, that diseases of almost every name and nature are driven  from the body.  Not Popular.  "Small boys don't seem to care for  stilts, as we used to."  No; stilts hold them too far up out of  the mud."  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and  acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces  of the system.   Send lor testimonials, free.   ���������  . F. J. CHENEY &. CO., Toledo, O.  iSSTSold by druggists, 76c.  Sprinjr in the Suburbs.  "I   hear   that you and your wife have  separated."  ��������� We Always have on hand  { a large stock of  ���������   ! 20 HAND  MATERIAL  dividing  the  He Has Tried It.���������Mr. John Anderson,  Kiuloss, writes: "I venture to say few, if  any, have received greater benefit from  the use of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil, than  I have. I have used, it regularly for over  ten 3-ears, and have recommended it to  all sufferers I knew of, and they also  found it of great virtue in cases of severe  bronchitis and incipient cooisumption."  To Kid the Hou&e of Bl������elt Ants.  You may exterminate black ants by  first keepiBfi- out of their reach all  sweets. Stand your cake and sugar  boxes in a pan of water, when around  the shelTes  cloves, or.  Home Journal.  Yes,  "How did you get along  household furniture?"  "Oh, peaceably enough until we came  to the motto, 'God Bless Our Home,'  and then we had a quarrel as to who  should   have it."  WANTED���������SMART MEN TO SELL BEST  Blood Purifier on earth. Exclusive territory; large profits. RADAM'S MICROBE  KILLER, i)S Dundas street, London, Ont.  AGENTS-"VICTORrA SIXTY YEARS A  Queen"���������the book of the year: is point*- to sell;  defies competition; over 100 illustrations; elegant bindings -popular prices j outfit only floe;  write quick.. G. M. ROSE & SONS. 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Do not fail to get a bottle of  Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator; It  Is an effectual modlolne.  ���������*������������������  ���������2 Horse Power  ���������  Horse Power  Horse Power   -  Horse Power  Horse Power   -  $ 50  65  ��������� 75  110  140  Toronto Type Fonnflry,  44 Bay Street,  TORONTO, ONT.  -������������������.  ���������X.  i  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Splendid Equipment, and Good Solid Work  -rHave placed the��������� ' Y  OK TORONTO,  At the top. It has more teachers, more Btn*.  dents, and assists many more young men and  women into good poflitions-.than any ether Oan-  adian Business School. 'Get-particulare. Enter  anytime. Write W. H. SHAW, Principal.  Yonge and Gerrard Streets, Toronto.  Write for Cash Discounts.  Special prices on larger sizes.   Every  Electric Motor is guaranteed.  *���������������������������  TORONTO TYPE FOUNDRY, Ltd.  44 Bay Street, Toronto,  T. 1ST. U.  115  By ftttendrag the Northern Buoinou CoJ^igfc Ow������a  Sound, Ont.  If you want to know what Is UBnl |a vox 1  Busineu Course besides virriting^seiMl for AantMU1 A������������ I  nouncement. which is sent frae.   C. A. Fleming, ?linl. r  ft./  I  Borne BuidBome Ones Owned by Philadelphia Young People.  ��������� According to horse  show' rule  and  definition, a pony is a horse under 14.2  hands  high.    The  American  Shetland  Pony club, however, draws the line below  this   and   bars out  from the pony  class  all  horses  over   11.2  hands    in  height.   Philadelphia children own and  pet some of the finest  specimens of the  genus   pony  to   be found in America.  The  smallest, animal in the shape of a  iorse belongs  to  the  Shetland "breed.  This breed is also the most profitable to  rear for sale.  Not all ponies are Shetlahds by any  means. There are the common in this  country besides the "Shelties," the  Welsh and English breeds as well;  day and with a firm  faith  and  determination  that  before  night  that bull  will be on the tread -power without having used  any force or engendered  any  ill temper on the  part  of  the  bull  or  men.    Do not feed him before beginning,   but   have him  hungry  because  you need to -work on him  through  his  appetite. " Have a long rope to lead him  with.  Lead him as near the power as he  will  go  willingly.    Then  take a turn  with  the ropo about some  part of  the  tread power  or  beyond  it.    Now give  him a little feed and coax him forward  a little with it, at the same time shortening the rope.  Keep it up till you succeed. ���������Hoard's Dairyman.  LADY ABERDEEN, LL.D  FIRST   WOMAN   TO    RECEIVE  HONORARY  DEGREE  AN  SORGHUM  FORAGE.  also  DANDr AND DAISY.  the Creole, a beautiful family found in  the south. In the picture are shown a  pair of English ponies of the Exmoor  breed, Dandy and Daisy, owned in Philadelphia.  A writer in  the Philadelphia  Press  Bays of the Exmoor breed: 0  The true Exmoor pony is a strong,  well knit 13 or 14 hand animal of the  dray horse in miniature type, sure footed, docile, generally bay in color and  possessing an ironclad constitution.  Nothing seems to tire these ponies.  They can work steadily for hours and  then feed well without any danger of  injurious results.  The next illustration represents a  ���������howy little Iceland pony.  This pretty piebald used to be in a  oircus and.is all the more valued by his  youthful owner on that account.  There is certainly good money in the  rearing of well  broken ponies, trained  ICELAND PONY.  to both riding and driving. Animals 12  to 14 hands high are perhaps the most  profitable for sale, while those 9 to 11  hands high send the young ones into  ecstasies of delight and carry off the  ribbons at the horse shows.  All Who  Have Tried  It  Sing Its Pralsei  Without Reserve.  I have not written about  my success  with sorghum   since   the season closed,  but I was greatly pleased with it again,  and seven farmers and dairymen of this  locality grow from a quarter acre to foui  acres each, and all speak  loudly in  its-  praise.  I fed three cows and three early  calves from a plat containing 30 square  rods  57   days, when the  pastures wer<=  burned   up  and  furnished  nothing.    3  was not able to try the experiment I intended in feeding it to hogs and in curing  it  for winter  food, as ��������� my second  planting, which was made for this purpose, made  a   poor stand and irregulai  growth on account of the drought. I have  learned   something  about, it, however,  and shall  know better how to manage  it another j-ear.  That which I grow for hogs I shall  plant in rows three feet apart and the  hills two feet, and cultivate it, and  shall leave rfrom 8 to 12 stalks to the  hill. That which I wish to cure foi  winter feed I shall not sow until from  June 1 to 15, and shall put on five pecks  of seed per acre, drilling it with the  wheat drill to insure* even<. seeding.  We wish it to stand thick on the ground,  so that the stalks will be small, as this  makes.it easier to cure and easier tc  , handle.  I received a  letter last fall from  a  farmer living  in  Indiana, who,   aftei  reading what I said about  sorghum foi  summer  feeding,   concluded   to  try ii  and sowed a bushel of seed oh  ah acre  of land.    He wrote as follows: "Aftei  the  dry weather  came on and the pastures failed I began feeding from this  acre nine 2-year-old steers and six cows,  and  fed   them  full feed every day foi  two   months.    The steers   made   good  growth  and   the  cows maintained   a  good flow of milk. "   This was equivalent to feeding  one  animal 30 mouths  from  an acre, and my own plat did as  well or better.  Some have expressed doubt   as   tc  whether it can be cured and fed in win-  . ter, but that is what it is chiefly grown  for in the west.  F. D. Coburn, secretary  of the Kansas state board of agriculture,  has taken great interest in this  subject  and has recently written of the experience  of the  Miller  brothers, who foi  several  years  have  managed  a   large  farm and cattle ranch in Osage county,  Kan.    They grew  the past   year  250  acres  of sorghum, and  are  wintering  1,800 steers on it.    They have averaged  from four to eight tons per acre, cured,  and it has never failed to give  a good  crop, as it endures drought wonderfully.  It yields  twice as much to the acre as  millet and is worth more per ton, besides being a safer food.  I fully believe that it is the most valuable plant known for live stock food  and that its use will increase. I have  never known a farmer to give it up after once beginning to grow it.���������Waldc  F. Brown in Country Gentleman.  From a Canadian University���������Interestine  Ceremony    at    Kinj������nton��������� Planting    th������-  "Queen's  Elm "���������Address to  Queen Victoria.  The convocation proceedings at Queen's  University on Wednesday were of an unusually interesting character, due largely  to the presence of the Countess of Aberdeen in the capacity of an hororary  graduate, the first woman to receive an  honorary degree from a Canadian university.  There were 30 graduates in this year's  class and three honorury graduates, the  Rev. J. Frasef Campbell, Presbyterian  missionary iri India, and tho Rev. Robert  Chambers, a missionary in Armenia,  graduate   of   Queen's, and   a prominent  ou& schools in Athens. Her recent  patriotic display will make her all the  more loved by the Greeks.  Tlie Scotch Thistle in Australia.  The. thistle was introduced into Australia by a Scotchman, who was senc out  to Botany Bay as a convict, and took  with him a number of seeds of his  national plan.t,hsowing them around his  convict dwelling. The plant soon made  itself so much at home that it spread  over thousands of square miles of territory, and the legislators - of the various  provinces have expended many thous--  ands of dollars in the effort to  its growth.  THE MOTOR-BICYCLE.  Men   and  repress  liADY ABERDEEN.  missionary in Armenia,   whose   valuable  aid in administering   relief   to   the persecuted Armenians   recently called forth  the acknowledgment   of the British Ambassador  at Constantinople.    Upon each  of   these   was   conferred   the "degree of  D. D.    Then   the   Rev.  Dr. Barclay, of  Montreal,   presented o the   name of Lady  Aberdeen Car Uta datrrtta of LL.P.    After  the conferring of the degrees Lady Aber������  deen and others delivered   addresses, and  the proceedings were brought to   a  close  by a picturesque little ceremony in which  Queen's   University   led   off in the celebration of   the Queen's diamond Jubilee.  Lady Aberdeen,    the youngest   graduate  of the University, formally   planted directly   in   front   of   the   entrance of the  University a fine young   elm, henceforth  to be known as the Queen's elm, and her  ladyship   was   there   charged   with   the  custody   of     an    engrossed , address   of  loyalty  from   the      University   to   Her  Majesty, which she is to present in person.  Lord and Lady   Aberdeen drove to the  University from their private car   "Victoria, "   accompanied   by   Capt. Wilber ���������  force, A.D.C.,    and   Mr. J. Neve, Royal  Berks, A.D.C.    The vice-regal party was  escorted by a guard  of honor of 100 men  of the 14th P.W.O.R., under Ma j, Galloway   and   Capts. Hora and   Sutherland,  headed by the regimental.band.  God's Thripc.Agencies.  Clod employs three agencies in bringing conviction to a human' soul: conscience, the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures.  Their work is usually, so united that it is  impossible to say th*it one power , has  been used to the exclusion of 'another.  The Holy Spirit is always present when  there is conviction, working with man's  conscience or through Scripture, or with  both.  The woman who was brought to Christ  for condemnation.had few accusers when  He said: "He that is without sin among  you, let him first, cast a stone." The  Gospel writer relates that' they, "being  conivcted by their own conscience, went  out, one by one, beginning at the eldest,  even unto the last."  It   is tho   special work   of   the   Holy  Spirit to convict of sin.    In Christ's last  address     to     His    apostles    before   His  crucifixion He explained how   the  Comforter should   come, and His   first   work  would be to "reprove the   world of sin."  And when a few weeks   later   the Comforter came to abide with that small body  of   disciples,   His' power was manifested  in Peter's sermon,    which   brought conviction to three   thousand ofrhis hearers.  The.third agency for conviction of sin  Paul brings out most clearly in his letter  to the Romans, where he says:   "Therefore by the deeds of the   law, there shall  no flesh be justified in His sight; for   by  the law is the knowledge of sin.  Through  this   agency   the   Holy   Spirit most frequently brines conviction   to   us.    Some  one   passage   or' even   a   few   words of  Scripture He usually employs   in   bringing   conviction   to   those   who   have   a  knowledge of it.���������Dwight   L.    Moody in  Ladies' Home Journal.  Womon   Fo; d  of  Sport Do Mot  favor It.  The moto     beiyele is being pushed by  its manuf iccures, especially   in England,  but whiCier it will become popular   and  general   is   a   matter*   for, the future to  reveal.    It   never-can become so   among  those who use the wh'^1 for exercise and  from   love of sport.    Ic   is too much like  mounting the wooden  horse of a modern  merry-go-round   instead   of   a   real and  spirited animal, but there is a large class  of would be riders   to   whom the motor-  wheel offers much enjoyment. -   '  These   are   the   women who   love the  grfeat out-of-doors but find their strength  unequal to the   effort of pushing a wheel  through long distances, especially uphill.  It is, of course,more sport-like than stay-,  ing   in   a   carriage   dragged about by a  THE MOTOR BICYCLE.  who  QUEEN  OF THE GREEKS.  She i������ the Most Popular Female Sovereign  in Europe.  Queen Olga of Greece is the most  popular queen in all Europe, and after  her. plucky act the other day in defying  the Russian throne there is not a native  of Hella who would not die for her.  Queen Olga is a Russian princess and  was an honorary admiral in the Russian  fleet. She has recently returned her  insignia to St. Petersburg, with the  remark that she cannot hold rank in a  fleet that has fired upon the Greeks.  Olga   is   the   eldest   daughter of Grand  A Human Skyrocket.  There Is a man living In La Crosse  is known' as the human skyrocket.  He is a quarryman by occupation and  spends his life in the stone quarries in  the bluffs back of the city, and' is considered an expert   in getting out rock.  But  he had an experience   some  time  ago   which   came   very near putting an  end to his career.    He   was   working in  the   quarry one day,   engaged in putting  in a. heavy blast.    The   charge had been  placed   in the hole and he  was tamping,  it with a large iron   bar   when   the iron  struck a spark and the charge   exploded.  When   the flash   came   the bar was In  the hole, and   it   came   out like  a shot ,  from   a   cannon.    The   quarryman had  such a tight   grip   on   the   iron that he  was carried up with   it   like a skyrocket  for a distance of 150 feet or more.  Up,   up   he   went   till   he could look  over the city and see   the   winding Mis-,  j sissippi in the distance.  He was conscious all the time and  realized when he had reached the highest  point and was about to descend; then  he began to fear that the fall would kill  him.  pony, and that unexciting and specific  pleasure has given delight for centuries;  and so, although the motor-bicycle may-  receive the ridicule of the strong and  vigorous sportswoman, it still merits the  consideration of the weaker woman.  The   bicycle   form is preferable to the  tricycle,   although    the     latter' can    be;  mounted   and   ridden without   learning]  the difficult process of   balance, but it is-  far less serviceable for   general use.    On  the asphalt street,   of course,  everything  is serene, but if there   are sharp,turns to  be   made ��������� or   unevennesses in the   road  which elevate one wheel much above the  other overturning   is an easy thing,   for  the new tricycles have  the   twin   wheels  placed   only   a few inches apart.���������Illustrated American.  AMERICAN  MACHINERY.  Z<incoln-Merino.  For crossing on fine wool ewes for  the produ&tion of both wool and mutton the Lincoln sheep has few equals  ���������and no superior among the coarse wool  breeds.  I have used the Cotswold, the Oxford  and  the  Lincoln, and I have seen the  crosses on other than my own  flocks,  but I have never seen  any  breed of  coarse wool sheep  blend as nicely with  the  Merino  as  the Lincolns do.   The  ' Lincoln  is  a very  large sheep, but it  has  a small head in  proportion to the  rest of the carcass, so there is seldom  any trouble experienced with  the ewes  at lambing time.  The long, heavy, lustrous wool of the  Lincoln  sheep when  blended with the  short, fine fleece of the Merino produces  a  very nice wool much prized by wool  dealers in general.    The very best Australian wool  is produced from Lincoln  and Merino crossbred sheep.    To illustrate  how  much   these   Lincolns   are  prized  in that country for  crossing on  the Merino flocks I will  quote a few  prices obtained for Lincoln rams at a  recent Melbourne ram sale.   Mr. T. F.  Rutledge sold a Lincoln ram for $500,  ������ne for $350, one for $250 and 24 head  more for an  average  of $115.87 per  head.   The  Argentine sheep men have  also awakened to the fact that the Lincolns are what they want to cross on the  Merinos and native flocks of their country, and ihey are importing large numbers of rams for that purpose.���������Cor. National Stockman.  Sheep Worms.  A correspondent of The Country Gentleman writes:  "I have  lost   two Hampshire   ram  lambs, by what disease I don't know.  They have good  pasture, and at nighi  are  driven   into   the   barn   aiid   each  fed this ration:   A quart of roots and.a  pint of grain���������one-third bran, one-third  oats, one-third com.  Have been feeding  Moore's worm powders until I was satisfied that I had the upper hand of the  worm.    Still   at  first  did not see any  wornis   in  any rams   but one, and that  one is living and feeling fine.  When first  noticed, they begin to look thin and ears  droop, but still'warm and natural.  They  remain   so, gradually growing  poorer,  and scours begin.   Have stopped that iu  both, but they gradually get weaker and  weaker, run a little-at nose, like a cold,  but I lay tliat to being driven in barn at  night, as they all do.   They do not when  running on  pasture   day and night.    I  cannot find anymore symptoms to give  due to it."  Answer.���������your sheep are infested  with worms, and some of them are evidently pretty well diseased as a result.  Give them salt mixed with spirits turpentine to lick. Continue feeding the  worm and tonic powder. Feed them  well. It is rare that worms are seen except on post mortem. If one dies, examine the lungs, cutting open all the air  tubes, also the bowels, and note whether  there are any growths in the walls of  the small intestines like buckshot.  Unlike Mark Twain's hero he did not  drop down over the old hole and go to  work to make up for lost time, but he  fell with a dull thud and was picked up  unconscious. It was a close call for him,  but a skillful surgeon saved his life.  After his recovery he was asked why  he held on to the bar when the blast  went off.  "Why," said he, "if I had let that bar  go, it would have been blown into the  State of Minnesota and I would never  have found it again."���������Peck's Sun.  QUEEN OLGA  GREECE.  Training a Boll to the Treadmill.  Begin in the morning loaded up with  m stock of patience sufficient to last all  On many foreign railway lines smoking  is so general that carriages are set apart  for nonsmokers and so labeled.  Borax added in the proportion of half a  teaspoonful to each quart of milk will  keep it sweet for several days.  Duke Constantino of Russia and a niece  of the late Czar Alexander II. She is  tall and stately and realizes the traditional idea of a queen in her appearance  and manner. She is a blond, with brown  bair, regular features and a beautiful  neck and shoulders. She ^oes about  Athens unattended, even by a maid, and  dresses in tho most simple fashion. On  state occasions she costumes herself  royally. She is very fond of pearls, and  has a small fortune in these ornaments.  She is most popular among the Athenian  ladies and has a wide cirole of acquaintances among them. Like all the rest of  this singularly democratic royal family,  the queen never deports herself in the  manner assumed by royalty in general  and while dignified, is gentle, affable  and lovable. Olga is a great scholar. She  loves science and the classics and can  speak fluently in Russian,Italian, Greek  French, German and English. Lately she  has mastered Albanian also. She is interested in music and art, devotes much  of her time to charity and public education, and has founded one or two prosper-  I.ookinc Backward and Forward.  Absolute forgetfulness of  the   past   is  an   impossiblity to   a   man in the right  use of his faculties.    Nothing dies in the  soul. A thought once struck, an emotion  once experienced, passes into the permanent furnishing of our inner and immortal being. The apostle Paul could not forget the past of his life.    How   it   comes  out again   and   again,    like a. minor.refrain.    Yet practically he did   forget the  past, he did leave it behind    It was but  a fugitive   look   he gave to the   sad and  guilty   days   that were gone.    The  look  intent was before.    So   we are to   forget  the past if it has been an inglorious ono.  There must   be   no   useless moaning, no  paralysis of the will.    That   past cannot  be unmade or recalled.    Give   it   a swift  look of regret.  Then, with the purpose of  the Olympian   runner���������on to the future.  That future is yours and mine���������radiant,  sublime, glorious.���������Bishop Fallows.  Knows What It Is.  "Oh, Henry," exclaimed his little  wife, as she threw her arms rapturously  around his neck, "I do love you so!  Don't forget to leave me   ������20   when you  morning, will   you  English Tribute  to Bicycle Tools Made in  This Country. ''  The   great   English   technical journal, ���������  Engineering,   London, pays a handsome.  tribute   to   machine   tools made in   the.'.  United   States,    saying:    "It' is   not a<  reassuring   thing   for those who   would]  see   the   engineering   supremacy of this'  country "maintained, to notice   how   certain American firms   have ranged ahead  of us   in the production of a light   class'  of   machine   tools,    of     which     bioyole<  making machines afford an example. At  the present time, with the   domand .,forj  bicycles still   great,    and   new   factories:  being started   constantly, manufacturers I  have the greatest   difficulty in obtainingf  the   special plant.    It   is easy enough to  purchase       ordinary      lathes,     mllllnfr,  machinery,   power mills, etc., but   with  these the bicycle maker cannot   hope   to,  produce his wares at anything   like   the  same   speed   or at   so   low a cost as can  those   who   are   fortunate  in possessing  special labor   saving   and   extremely ao-.  curate   tools.    No   doubt a   good   many,  ingenious   cycle making  tools have been  constructed   in   this   country, but these  have been   largely designed by the   oyola ���������  makers themselves���������when   they   happen  to have been   mechanics also���������and   have  not been   put   upon the market.    Under'  these      circumstances     the     American  makers   have   stepped   in,    and   are   at1  present the time   reaping a rich   harvest  in selling, pretty well at their own price,'  special   cycle   making   machinery   of   a  nature which   cannot be purchased from,  British manufacturers."  Mr.  share  go down town   this  dear?"  "And this," muttered Henry, softly,  disengaging himself from her fond  embrace, "this is what you might oall  being hard-pressed for money."���������Somerville Journal.  Edison Tackles the Bicycle.  Edison   is   said to be   devoting a  of   his ' inventive   genius   to the  bicycle, with   the idea of   devising some,  strength saving appliance thereto.    He isi  reported to be confident that he can  find'  a successful means for storing the power  created   by descending  hills for later use  on the level or in the upgrade work. ��������� He  believes   that   nature's   force   found   in  gravity'alone offers hope for supplementing the powers of the cyclist in any practical   way.    Storage battery systems and  others involving the use of motors   have  a great future ror   three or four-wheeled  vehicles, says Mr. Edison, but will never  be   made   practical   for tiie single-track  two-wheelers.    He   therefore thinks that  the inventor's opportunity for  usefulness  in this direction   is limited   to   methods  for   taking   advantage   of   tho   force of  gravity.  When tho Wheel Groans.  When your bicycle makes a noise   it is  _   sure   sign that something   is   wrong. ���������  The perfect running machine is noiseless, i  Loosa tools will   rattle, and should be so '  wrapped   that   they   will not   be   heard!  from; a   jingling   sound   usually means j  that   spokes   have   broken     loose   from i  their   fastenings   at   crossing pointe;    a  distinct   click   indicates   spokes loosened  at the  rim; what   might   be   termed   a  jogging   noise   is   usually   caused   by a  loose   crank;   loud   snapping almost Invariably comes from a dry   chain, and a  loose   sprocket   will thump.    Nb matter  what the noise is or from   what part-  of  the   machine   it   emanates   it  indiostei  trouble that should be promntly attended  to.  Vanity.  There   are   times     when   provisional  vanity even keejjs watch   in tiie place of  principle and aces as servant    to   conscience.    The   complaint is kept    back, the  murmur checked, the   hardship endured,  because vanity will not let   us   seem   to  be   less   hardy   than others.    And when  there are so many things to be struggled  against   it   is   somewhat   comforting,to  .know   there    is    something    which   is  rather an imperfection than    a fault, an  imperfection which may be left to time's  correcting.  For, in all wholesome natures  this youthful vanity is little   more   than  part and parcel of youth itself.  It has its  province   and its sphere, and   should not  be   hardly   dealt  with    nor hastily condemned.    If   capable of realizing   life at  all, the time comes when life is realized,  and self stands out in approximately true  proportions; but in the meantime efforts  have   been   put   forth, admirable habits  formed,   character built up.    And much  of   the   effort   achieved   is   due to that  quality we all   blush for Vanity.���������Ellen  Duval.  J\ ~������KEVr.C'-CTJCICK. ij".[waprt^������r ln**iTr!l.-l  Q-'Dw3SLv^c������������������sri������������jfr<������&-ydc^^^jijr* --.  MtAviiwimirw  Carn'JWIn   *���������������������������������������������������* ffT.JB..r>������M������rnitiin~i.ll..l. ....^.T  THE fEMLI*MB  ssued   Every  Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M. Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN"   AJVANCE.  One  Year   .     ..,.'.c  ������200  Six Months    -..' '  125.  Single Copy   .-���������    0 05  RATES OF. ADVERTISING:  One ivoh per year ��������� 512.00  ..   month        150  eighth col   per year     25 00  ���������     fourth   .. ..i         50 00  week, .. lino         10  Local notices,per line     20  Notices    of   Births,    Marriages   '-and  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons" failing to get  The News  regularly should notify the Office.  TUESDAY, SEPT. 14th,   1897.  A gentlemen .who was over the trail  leading from Union Bay south last week  declares it is in such a condition that a  horse and buggy could not get over it,  and this is the part of the new Nanaimo ���������  Comox trunk road built last year.  -Premier Turner's plans involved a  visit to Kootenay last week. Upon his  return he will vii.it Comox, when he will  have an opportunity of becoming better  .acquainted with the condition aud needs  of this important and rapidly growing  section of the Province.  THE prospect of, a good exhibition ��������� of  Vegetables, grain, and fruit at the October  Show this year is first class. Every farmer should endeavor to make the best  possible exhibit. The prizes are not so  heavy,'as last year, but il is expected to  pay in full hereafter; and this honor of  winning and the desire to help along the  ��������� Exhibition, should be a sufficient incentive. To swell the gate receipts let us  have some sports to draw a crowd.  HOAD WORK.  T'-IERE is complaint that the road to  Courtenay from Union is badly cut up,  and practically nothing has been done on  it this season. The road leading to  Knight's and to John J. R. Miller's also  badly need repairing. Where is the road  money of the district being applied, is a  question we frequently hear asked. If  the government agent will enlighten the,  people, our columns ai-*** open .to him.  LATER.���������-Men yare   at work   repairing  the road to Courtenay.  DAMAGE BY BAI3ST.  The late rains have greatly  damaged  the  oat crop of the  farmers in  Comox  valley.   We  hear that  Mr.   Cairns had,  when the bad weather commenced, about  50 tons of oats cut;   Mr. Byron Crawford  also had a very   large   amount   down; as  also   had    Lucius   Cliffe,   Uban,     Matt  Piercy,    George    Grieve,.    John   Grieve,  . Wm.  Machin, and  Harry  Creech.    It is  estimated   that    200   tons  were    down,  and the  damage will   amount  to $2,500.  Among   the   lucky     farmers   who    had  gathered their oats  before the  rains   are  Bridges, Robb, S. J. Piercy, S. McKelvey,  Seaton & Hare-rave, and A. Urquhart.  ROAD MONEY NOT EXPENDED  OK, WASTED.  The appropriation   foi  the   Nanaimo  Comox trunk road has  been  58.000 per  year for the past  three   years.    One half  of this by arrangement has been expended building  from the   Nanaimo end  this  way,  and the  work  appears  to be  well  done.    But what has been done with   the  $12,000   which   was   to  be   used   at  the  Comox  find?    Has it been   expended;  if  not, why?    What is the balance remaining if any?    The specific appropriation of  $3,500 for Trein and Tsable bridges does  not come out of the   trunk  road   appropriation.     The fault   is not   in the  insufficiency   of the  appropriations   that   we  have only a trail  to show   for it.    Either  the money has not  been   expended, or i* j  ha; been wasted.  Court. From Aug. 2isi, to Sept 8th,  there was no such officer here, and no  liens could be filed, or legal proceedings  taken. We known of one case where  parties had to wire 10 Nanaimo to have  a suit commenced theie because of the  want of a Court Registra here. The  difficulty arises fiom one man holding  the office of registra, and' at "the same  time that of government agent. The  duties of the latter frequently take him  away when the public cannot be accommodated. The two offices should be  held by different individuals, or some  deputy be provided in the absence of the  principal.   The Registra is. still away '  THE PBBSliYTSJa  We have received numbers t and 2  nf The Presbyter, published, by Arbuth-  nol Bros. Company of Toronto. It is  neatly printed in large type, and contains  in additon to a summary of Church Ne ws  Receipt:*, Points for Housekeepers, Book  Reviews, the World in Review, much  bright and healthy reading for the family  circle.    The price is $r,oo.  Brought Up on   the Bottle.  A Lewiston man, who was a politician  in Portland, Me., when Gen. Neal Dow  ���������*as mayor of that city, in 1854, tells of a  man whom he brought before Mayor  Dow for abusing his ,uiie while drunk.  The mayor ordered that the man be  brought before him with-his-whisky  bottle. He put the botile. on the table  in ihe court-room and the prisoner fixed  his eyes on it and admitted that he had  drunk out of it. When the man wa? font  up to the jail Mayor Dow took the bottle  along himself and requested the turnkey  to place the flask just outside the cell  door, where the prisoner could see it, and  it stood there tvo months. Me begged  to have the bottle broken or removed.  Once when the door was open he marie a  dash with his loot to break U, but did not  succeed. When the man was released he  hated the sight of a wh'iskey bottle, and  never 'asted a drop of liquor afterward. .  gcF'Thera is Nothing  If it is fell Put Together  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $15 per set  and ���������up.��������� Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at io,   25,   5.0 ar.d a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  1 have the largest Stock   of  WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Grease a  O BOisSS  . FopiTwency--FI veXents -  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  *j\     ^\/3JJs^lYy:1 iyi\  < ������-TKjnm.w  '^-JiF,PTi -r  Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWE MS   MASTER  D  j  HjbjJCbliiiig }      NEATLY DOSE  The   Steamer   CITY of NANAIMO  will tail as follows  CALLING AT WAY. PORTS as passengers  and freight may offer  Le-i.o Victoria, Tuesday, 7'a. in.  "   Naiiniino for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. in  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,        Fridays, 7 a.m.  "      Nai*:iimo for Victoria    Saturdoy, 7 a.m  For freight or  state   rooms   apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  -  ������A,TT.mj'it.i=-t-Xi-xj-i.������<:ri miiiirwniii nawntiXTii  Society      Cards  ������-������  tM        rji-i   tAm'Is   fcViJSJ   Wi���������  I  $������    #o fiMp el-l* S*s I  ���������JSTDealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  ��������� Wesley Willard  -.  O.    F.  u~*-*~&yizxxw^a: T3 j.iTHt*i-w������Aj>n.r***ai wr  -iTJ J-^J-L^JV*J*-<T*VWVl -TiT������(V-CV**T*.-S?i*#  Ml'.IK'AL & FT'' GTCAL OF PICKS OF  ,   P30P33SI0ITAIj.  Drs. Lawrence  &. Westwood.  Physicians ancl Surgeons.  TJXTX02<T 33.������.--  We have appointed lir. James Abrams out collector until lurtner notice, to whom all overdue accounts  "-���������ay be paid;  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Physician,    Surgkon   and   Acco-jCiie-xli.  OiiitK-!*: Wk/uakd Block, Cumircr.land  .     COUKTJJNAY   HOUSB,   COUHTESAY.  Houi-rf of Consultation:   CmiUEKLAKD, 10 to  12 a. in. Tuesdays and Fi-iday.--.  CourrrrcsAY, 7 to 9  A. ai: a:td v. j,i.  SvV. S. DALBY, D.D.S. & L D.&$  .-,) ... ,Y    ^  ,\  ���������*!���������>"���������  n r-L.  This noted specialist, so long- esta'c-  lish.ee! in Seattle, continues to treat  with, uneqtialed success all JiTervous,  Chronic and Private Diseases of both  sexes The -worst cases solicited, and  perfect cures guaranteed.  SUFFEEI'ISra-y WOMEN���������Do  not    despair.    Tnere is not only sympathy,   but  help for you.    There is no earthly reason why you should longer   eudure ��������� the  mis'*ries arising from,Irregular-tie:-,   IV  nodical M.endaohes,. Falling or Displacement of the Womb,   Lftucorrhoea,   Ner-  vou ness,    Hysteria and like   ailments  which rob you of your sfcrengU*,   health  and beauty, and make you  prematurely  old.    In   sacred coufideiice tell   everything to Dr; .Rate-life, v.'ho is an   expert  on all Female Complaints.  WEAK MEN"���������Young,   middle-afieri   and  old,  who have  violated the laws of   nature :    You arc now reaping the results  of your former folly.  Many of you have  Evil Dreams, Exhausting Drains, Iu-po-  teucy, Atrophy or   the   VVaaUng Away  of   the Organs:   Lopfc Miinhoi.d;  Weiik,  Aching Ruck;  Frequent,  Yd .ful U.-ina  tion and   .Sediment   in.  Urine:  Piirinle--.  NervouKuess, Sleeples-suso*, JJ.ishfun.iesT-.  Despondency, .Stupidity, Li.-a of .inih'i-  tion   or   similar   symptoms.    In   brief  your body, brain and sexual organs have  become weak.     Dr. Rjtelife can renton.  to von   what    von   h,...ve    lost���������YOUR  PRECIOUS MANHOOD.    He   can   fit,  you for  pleasure,   study,   bus* ������������������-*���������?.:���������>���������   aud  marriage, nad  send  you   ou*;   into   the  world with lite anew.  ���������VAEICOOJSIiE���������Hydrocele,   Gor.oi-'-l.<..-���������--,  Gleet, Stricture and Syphilis com|.'ie'e.-y  cured by Dr.   Rat cliffe   in   the   aiioiT.est  possible time.  KIDNEY���������Bladder, Urinary. Liver, Stomach, Heart aud   Lung   .Diseases;    Eye,  Ear, jSYic, Throat anil  Bmiu   Dire-i-res;  Bioo.l    and   Ski.-; Diseases,   and   Piles,  Fistuki,    Rheumatiso),     Rupture     and  Cnronic Catarrh permanently cured by  the latest and   best methods knov/u to  medical science.  IflAII,    TKBATMBNT-Always    satis-  ���������J -  Dentistry in all its Branches  Pi;u������ worli  liUi-j.  ausl  iticTina  Unior. Lodge.   No.    \ i.   meets   e ery  Friday night at S o'clock. Visiting brcth  ren cordially invited to attend. <  F. A. Anlky, R. b.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M, B. C. R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge   meets    first    1- riday    in   each  month.    Visitingjbrethren   are  cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Loogc No 14 A.F .& A.M.,li.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.  '���������**, Oliic*.- oj..p.-;si*:������ Wav-i-ly I:l-.t>-!.   Uuios.  Cumherland   Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. i<\,   Union.  Meets every aiterni;e   Wednesdays ol  eachi month at  8   o'clock p. in.     Visaing  Brethren cordially invited to a'teud.  John* Co;>;m-:, Scnbe.  IiYiur^���������!) i.m. in 5 -.-. tn. at-.d I'miii  ij ;j. in   t>> d !'. 1:1.  y :��������� y.y. yy -'^. ��������� "py?:* '-/��������� T:'~:''-"���������:^? Y?^.?'7 ���������'.���������  ������  c? a f:> v ry: .o p.  '.  SOLICITORS  Orneo  '  POT  *,..*     '��������� ���������[    t ,������*   \���������J   ;   .������,        1       Jt*.    V.V    **>*,  l..'j'-\: ���������. r������ s .*> 1 C t <!. ���������**?,  iv o' r a  it:������ra u, yiv\'h'<}������ :���������: ;';o.->ve :y\(  . y'      NA"r->'Al3-!0....������.  C. '.   .  i\ 0. D'':A\VKn   18.  ���������jB!Jp������ffassa������bn.-BC-a,i������,av.'!M.-wV<toA!a^^^  *t\    ^ I ,i'v^ y~s c* ������������������">������~������  ..c aula:,  -sKf;rrs57B-uacQ5nKit������  H.  "/n-n���������.vvj rvrf*.*j*^i/,j\-������'  c" P tt Ll i IV* -~i ��������� L   '?/    iV :-' !"! F>   5"-"1, '���������  ���������1--   *J  -*^^J     *-���������*!    i    i    i    \   <^i    *    t. Srf���������< I      *������   't.        I     J   V*fc .    t    t    ������   '  ( * ti  f <*\ \ 3  C) n m n  JC\i  l  ;..   B 1  'J.*- ^.J   &.   'JL    L, 3X'  TO   rRC)SPiL.CTO-i<S.    M-ners.   and  Moldcrs'  ed iand wi  V!,..^,  al Cl.tiiiis r:-n.  uilot'CIiim-  Bapristef <Y SoUeitio?,. No's. 2 3c 4  .'Ccmrnepeial Street.  ZLJL'Z/r.C  B.  LP. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office:-First    Street,     Union,  B.  C.  Y'ARWOOD  8l   YOUNG,'  BA R]U>TE!;R and SOLICITORS  Corner of B.-.ation and Commercial  Streets, Nrvnaiiuo, B. C.  Buaxcii Offic.!-, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. O.  : Will he in Union the 3rd   Wednesday   o*  each mouth and remain ten days.  3f-������m' saxE,  FOR. SALE.���������My bouse and two   lots  in  ihe village of Courtenay.  K. Gkant, Union.  T70rvrViLR.  RANCil-One  mile arid  a  -*-   half  fto 111   Union,   contain.-*   1G0    acres  and xvill be disponed of at a low figure.    Enquire of .Lames Abjiams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling- house and  lot on M.'ryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is U- storey,  well built, good WiYl of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  d within-the .Esquimau & Ni'iti.iiiiu'  Railway Conipnnv's   Lan;! . Grant���������FOP.  ONE YEAR ONLY frtnn the ihe.c-hie:'i-f  this   notice,   Uu:   Railu-.iy .Company uili'  sell.tlieir righ'.s to all Minerals, (exCKplinj;  .'Coal .aid I; on) and the  Surface rights .,���������!  Mineral Claims, at the   price Mi* S5.00-'per  acre.    .Such   sales'   will do   subject   to all  other reservations   contained in   conveyances   fi*.mi the    Company    prior.u>  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-  par.y'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  arranye-  ments 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  wiil be deemed and treated as trespassers.  Leonard H. Solly,  V i c to ri a, B C y     LAND COMMISSION E R  June 1,   1897. j '      2390  W  /ANTED���������A gtjod canvasser.    Enciuire  at --Nrc\v.s Oi-'Fiui".  factory. Therefore write if 50U cannot  call. Free B.mk on nervnu.'- and aexuai  di-easos to all de-scriliinp; '.heir troubles.  Office hours : 9 a. ;n. to 8 p. m. ; Snr--  ! days from 10 *.:o 12 a. m. only.    Address  1 DS.  K.ATOLIPITE���������713  Fir������t    Av-eiaiH  Seattle,  .V y'I'.I!  REGISTBA   OF   COURT.  SOME arrangements, now we have a  Court House here, should be made for  the presence of a Registra of the County  Why send a<va-y ior ynir pvinting  when yon c^.n aet '���������'��������� none eqr.nIiy ;:.--. -.veil ar.  the ^Y^J���������;w.S ? Our pr.'o-.s are .cas .riahli-', and  we are now prepared 1.0 turn out everythirg  in the line of Jon PiUN'mo.  FOR RENT-The boarding  house late  ly occupied by Mr.   A.   Lindsay.    App'y  to H. P. Coliis at the Union Department  Store.  W.  H. JENKINSON.  PRACTICAL \V A T C H M A K E R A ND  .JEWELER, UNION, B. C. Jewelry made  to order, and Precious Stoiiea set. Note  iYcc-!* : Cle'ms W.-i-tc'new thoroughly for 75c.  New Main Sprirj.-. 75c. Balance and Pallet  Sw.(Y, ������1.25. (r'uarantees ail v/ork for 12  months. Pracfc-.cal experience of over 25  years.  T. D.   McLEAN,  WATCHMAKER AND STATIONER.  THE LARGE  Increase in our repairing-  department, under tlie  supervision of Mr. Ash., speaks  foe itself of th.e quality of -work  turned out. We g-uarantee every -watch, repaired by us to give  perfect satisfaction.  OUR PRICES  Are the lowest consistent  with  good work.  WE. HAVE  Just received a shipment of the  latest novels in paper covers,  which are selling rapidly. All  orders "by mail or otherwise,  will receive prompt attention.  T. D. IgLMI,  XTlrTIOlrT B. O.  tfSTAgent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  _. Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters.  EO YOU     ,    .  "   TMIYOUfi  LOCAL PAPIB?  It publishes all that is worthy 0/ notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.   '  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD   ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTERPRISES,   THE   CHURCHES,   FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Gc'casionaijy,  Bright Original Storie3,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter.'*  Aud is the1 ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the c:-p.-n- rl cf ihe disliict, ar.d  by it tin*- y'Ii-i! lit -.nil l.e jvu'ly d by the  Hillside (.I'.biic.  it is ay CHEAP as a . gond p.!per. can  he nr.idiicechin ������������������; ���������cuutytn disirin.  Giv> it vniir v.-n'-n us Mippoi 1 and there  ���������a rli J-.(-*.'ii';c rear y.u. Tip������',i-i v< ;!:t j*.vs. ".',  -J  XcsJ-  IX!.. -'il.> ������l. Q ID  Genera  ' eafT'in;:-. ���������...���������.  Err,1,   haul-.id'  Fcv,  va  oiy   iz. u.;.   :������������������(sit 1 :ta      VS cC d  iri BiOi.!-;-; Fwriished  :.:  SGAVEy GER  WOHK DONE  CXJMBSBIiAWX)    SECE    SHOP.  I have moved into my. new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue,"wherel am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds' oi  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call. r  NELSON   PARKS.  ijRwuavsmxiauBUij  50 YEARS?  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE MARKS,  DESIGNS,  COPYRJCHTS  &C.  Anyone sending a sketch nnd description aiay  quickly ascertain, free, whether au invention is  probably patentable. Communications strictly  couUdential. Oldest agency for securing patents  in America.    Wo have  a Washington office.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. receives  special notice in the  SGSENTSFiO  MEmGAH,  beautifully illustrated, larcost circulation of  nny scientific journal, weekly, terms $>3.G0 a year;  -fl.60six months. Specimen copies and Han������  Book on Patents uent free.  Address '  MUMN   &   CO.,  3.G1 Broadway, New York.  CHOICE     LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in blot-k  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 iu block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  .���������xuraatfn:  We cio all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from "a Dodder to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  v..  '1  ���������ii  <\  1  i  n  in  I ;���������',  t -v;| p  fr  u  Ir  f<   ���������  it      ~~  V  RETROSPECT.  I saw in my sleep at the dead of night  My home of the long ago,  And traced in the glow of a mystic light  The change these fleeting years do write  On the things I used to know.-  I met with hearts, at the dead of night,  Now sundered aUr I know;  I saw them there ;n th;it mystic light,  And,my soul was full of the true delight  Of the home of the long ago.  I heard in the wintery breath of night,  O'er the gleam of the star-lit snow,  The wolf's lone cry in his hungry flight,  And felt once more the childish fright,  ' That once I used to know  Then days and works returned to sight  With joys I used to know;  And mother's smile like a heavenly   light  Came  back to  my  soul at the dead  of.  night,  In the home of the long ago!  I know, if I live this life aright  As the changing seasons flow,���������       ,-,  In the deepening shades of death's mystic night,  I'll see by the rays of the heavenly light  My loved of'the lung ago.  C. Evans.  SUNDAY SERVICES  Trinity Church���������Services in   the   eve-  ni*"*-*.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  Methodist Church���������    Services   at   the  j  usual hours morning aud evening.    Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  *St. George's Presbyterian Church���������  Rev. J. C. Forster. Services at 11 a.  ra. and 7 p.m. Sunday Schoo ^t2:30.  Y.P.S C.E.  at  close   of   evening   service.  ��������� ���������rnmir ~-        ill        '   ���������������"������������������������������������^������������������^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������^^-^������������������"^-^  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Col:  lector.���������W.'B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner.,���������James Aukajis, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union;  A. McKnight, W'. B. Walker, and H. P.  Coilis.���������Comox, G*o. F., Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.���������Courtenay, J. W.  MoKenzie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.��������� J.   W.   Hutchinson,  and P. S. Soharschmidt, Union.  The Canadian Home Journal.  The September number of The Can-  - aciian'Home Journal, beyond its characteristic  name, bears  very little  resemblance to The Canadian Home Journal of the past two  years.    It is under  ��������� an entirely new  management, ar.d nothing will be spared in making it   lndisperi-  sible to every Canadian woman, in every  Canadian home, and of which every Canadian journalist    may Justly   be  proud.  The    current, number   contains,   among,  many other things,  the first of a series of  articles on  the old   families   of   Canada,  illustrated, and entertainly written by the  celebra'ed  art    critic    and    elocutionist,  Miss Alexandrina Ramsay;a very graphically   written    skectch   of a   trip   from  Toronto to' Chippewa, from  the   pen of  Madelene Geale; a page of Savoury and  Seasonable   Dishes,   by   Mrs.   Jean Joy.  Principal of Domestic   Science   Depart-,  n.ent ,of Toronto  Technical  School;   all  the latest fall  fashions and   fancy   work;  Music   Notes,   by   C.   E.   Saunders;   an  article on "Art in Muskoka," us   seen   byr  T. Mower Martin; a review of the   latest  books   published; a preity   story of  Love.  in the South, by Catharine Mann Payzant;  a page for children;   Notes en   Gulf and  Y-uchting, and two pages of music.    The  fancy work department is another attractive feature.    All the latest and   prettiest  designs will be illustrated, the patterns or  materials for which can be obtained, in-m  The Canadian Home Journal    F.ee  lessons   in  all    the  newest    embioidery  stitches are also being offered, instruction  to be given by one thoroughly com ef nt  to   teach.    Price   $1.00   a   year,   but   on  application  to  this office it may   he had  by   subscribers    to  THE NEWS,   not   in  arrears, for 50 cents.  COURTENAY. B.C.  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  on both sid������s of the Couri.cnay River, and on  the road uj the Settlement, three miles from  Comox iiay. The road to Unior also passes  through it. It has a cenlral position. Here  aro two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  COURTENAY  Directory. ,  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.  Callum, Proprietor.  Mc-  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J.  J.    Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LE1GHTON,     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker.  C O 3VI O X.  COMOX is a"vil!agebeauiiful]yLl^cated onjthe  bay of tho sanio nam.*;, in Comox District.   A  Practice Range, Mods flouao and Wharf, havo  lately, been estabiisho-l iin the Sand Spit, which  forms the harbor, liy r.h.'- naval authorities, and  hero some onu of  iter .YL.tjcs;y's -i'uiiid is to b *  round iwo-thir.is of the tiim*.   Iiorn ia a -.o-i.  Y.fnc-'',   hotels.   t\v 1 3 jro '    b."v!cu'-^i, n.c. sT.io  scenery     grand, and good hunti-i.^n ; ir.    T.10  City of Nanaimo from Victoria, ci.Is a-ji->$ via  vVedaosday-,  and dvpai-ts .r'riday   luorninga.  There Are Others.  One of those men who lack only experience and knowledge to make them  great editors said to an editor recently:  "We expect the local paper to s?y all  of the good things about us. It "goes in  to help fill up the jriews columns, and the  news is what we buy the paper for.'  "Very true," says the editor editorially,  "but did you ever consider that the  unpleasant things the local paper might  truthfully say about you, but does .net,  would sell ten papers to the complimentary item's one? We regret that human  nature is built that way, but it is nevertheless, and the fellow making a. iocal  country newspaper in tbe little bailiwick,  where everybody is supposed to know  everybody else's business better than his  own, finds it much more difficult to de:er-  mine what to leave out of the sheet than  what to pnt in it. Thanks, awfully, for  the suggestion: you mean well, but you  don't know."  British. Columbia Directory.  The Williams guaranteed to be the  only complete Directory of British Columbia that will be published this year. As  soon as issued from the press it will be  delivered throughout Comox District.  Take no other and see you get The  Williams'  R. T. Williams, Publisher  28 Broad St., Victoria, B.C.  COilOX DH&JSCTORY.  E. C. LU-JA3, .Proprietor,  EAiOSRY,  Comox, H.  J.  ;oiiox  NOTICE.  Cumberland and Union "Water-works  Company, Ld.  The above company will placo the line of  service from the mains to the line of the  street at each house when the trenches are  open, but after completion of the water system the charge will be $7.50 for tapping the  main.  238 0  F. B. Smith, Sc-e'y,  U KT I O 1ST.  THIS TOWN, the eastern p.*.rt of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hills, of the Buford Mountian",  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 transferee! over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tugs with  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured, here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to grow  into an immense industry of itself. Exten-'  sive 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  3,00.0 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  bather shops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be presecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid  for  information   leading  to  conviction.  TV.  E. Norris, Sec'y  NOTICE  All persons are forbidden to deposit nigh  soil or garbage  upon  or near  the  hospital  grounds, under penalty of the law.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliances, should b  aid to Mr. Frunk Dalby.  Teamin  Livery....  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatrielc,  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,  (-Vnd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  -     and new   -  c.  Billiard and Pool Tables  ���������    *3  ������--"L*r'  u  ore 11 rig wo  fi  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,   .  MANUFACTURER OP    SODA WATER;   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  ^ Sarsaparalla, ��������� Champag-ne Cider, Iron Phcspiiates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different   Brands   of   Lager  Beer,   bream Beer   and  Porter,  Agent for tho Union-Brewery Company. f>  C    URTENAY,  B. C.  o:h::e3.a.:f  Best of Wines and Liquors.  H. J. Theobald.  House anil Sign Painter  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and  Decorating.  GRAINING A" SPECIALTY.  All Orders Promptly Attended to  Union,- 33. 0.  Barber Shot)    : ;  -   AND  ;   :    Bathing  ��������� F-Nlab-iitifrment  O. II  f"      1  i *.jv..��������� 1 n>ji,  PFvOP5  IO������  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don and the Phoenix of  Hartford.   Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of -Toronto...... ������������������������������������  Union, B. C.  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.  >  +   WORLD-WIDE CjRCUJLATION.. J  Twenty Pages; Weekly? illustrated.-J  'NDiSPuNSASLE TO MINING MEN..  >  i  > THREE DOLLARS PES YEAR. POSTPAID. <  > SAMPLE CDPIC3  FREE. >  MINiKG ASD SCIENTIFIC PRE  { 220 Market .St.,  San Francisco, Cal.  -t>>.-Y/'^"-".y^-^.">J--w"^>.'"<-'-v".-^--'^'������'>  Do you kuow that we can print you just  as neat a business card as you can get in  any other printing office in the Province,  and just aa cheap too ? Bear in miad, we  print meal tickets also ? In fact we can  do anything iu 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 article toi the same money ,  J. A. Cashew  ARCHITECT and BUILDEP,  ������������������u*j<txo>t, s. c  6E3T  STEEL  Vi'IRS  B.EAPI! CHEAP  WOVER life FEHGIKQ    ���������      THFSF  WIRE ROPE SEL.VAG3-  FZEDisrcn  AS WELL AS-  Mc Mullen's   choice  i*. Elanufact-ared and Sold by _, ,^7. -T . _  THE ONTARIO WIRE FENCING CO., J.T-3.     S^'CC-    Wire      NettlllO"    IOr  Picton. Ontario. " . - .N--  o>  .Trellis,  'Poultry Yards,   I.awn Fencng,' etc.,  are   sold'  much   Lower   this . year/ than ever  before.  They are the best.  Merchant, for them.  Ask   your  Hardware  GO TO  1  Bis* nu h  ki ���������?}��������� ������ ������  (3 Kj 1* 'o  1SS m BS -3]  Jffi 5? to- ������  SS ^   w h % S  rr!l***-Y  \1 '"2  %0 if 4 m I I w  1- 6 irlmBig  34L.-^������> i;tiii* ^tl������*' v$Ljm  T&frfi v *4   ' B'v  v,^  AT-  q;^  SS       fF>J  J\,  J5\  t-   .":S\ S4TX  ���������-. :������ jV *������������������->���������a  Xi  .-it  i      S    ti    b.      ���������  g&3 ^J %^' ?&&&&  WAsSi Ms? Ma&sW  hKM  fi  M  m ra_.  foiJirf K Si  ....  is w W Sf  18^ 8*8  l4  P  Pi-  ^Ef3  '���������v. - -1  ,;  * '  lJ:yX  N  R s a  ! Tf2.  4^  Ep  ii s 3,     B   V  w  m  A/'  V  f5!  M  mXJj-^MllM.I^J.J.LMlCTJIIl.TO-ITT'mmWT^^  zaxv&szsssn  I presume wg have u.?ed 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������  W  IMkj  I ever used.���������W. C. Miltenbergbr.  Clarion, Pa.,  Bee. 29, 1894.-��������� 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and  never  have  any complaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  "a   'I'iio Best Cough Syrup.,  ~* Tastes Good. Use in time, j  ijSold by Druggists, The Sign  of the Four.  BY A.   CONAN DOYLE.  (CON'TINUBD.)  '"'Then I shall   want  two  staunch  men, in case of resistance."   --  "There will  be two  or three in the  boat.    What else?" .   y,:.  "When we secure the men we shall  get the treasure. I think that it would  e a pleasure to my friend here to take  the box round to the young lady to  whom   half of   it   rightfully belongs.  Let her be   the  first to   open it,    Eh,  Watson?"  "It- would be a great pleasure to me."  "Kather , an irregular proceeding,"  said Jones, shaking his head. "Howl-he whole thing is: irregular, and  .jpose we must" wink at it. : The  ���������iin-e nuisL afterward.,, be, handed  to' the authorities /until after the,  ;i i investigation.:"       ..       . '  ) rtainl.v.   That is.easily managed.  (jlIici* point.    I should much like to  ive   tli'-   details   about   this   matter  over,  I su  ti-c;i.:  over'  Oiili  On  lu.  inV.n -Jio Yi\������ oi Jonathan Small him-  sYf. You know I Jiko to work the detail ui my casus out. There is no objection to my having an unoihcial interview with -him, either here in my  rooms or ���������elsewhere,' as long as he is  efficiently guarded .���������"���������'  "Well, you are master of the situation. ,1 have had no proof yet of the  existence of this Jonathan Small. However, if you can catch him I don't see  how I can refuse vou an interview with  him."  "That is understood, then-?"    ' .  -' 'Perfectly.    Is there anything else ?"  "Only that I insist upon your dining  with us. It will be ready in half an  'hour. I have oysters and a, brace of  grouse, with something a little choice'  in. white wine. Watson, you have  never yet recognized my merits as a  housekeeper."  ' CHAPTER X.  THE   END   OF   THE  ISLANDER.  Our meal was a merry one. Holmes  ���������could talk exceedingly well when he  chose, and that night he did choose.  He appeared to,be in a state of nervous  exaltation. He spoke, on a quick succession of subjects���������on miracle plays,  on medseval pottery, on Stradivarius  violins, on the Buddhism of Ceylon,  and on: the warships, of the future-  handling each as though he had made  ��������� a special study of it. YEEis, bright humor  . marked the reaction from hisyblack depression of the preceding days. Athel-  ney Jones proved to be a sociable soul  - in "his hours'..of- relaxation, and-jface'd his  dinner with the air ofy a bori viyant.  For myself, I felt elated at the thought  that;we were hearing the <end of our  task; ���������arid I caught something of  Holmes' gayety. None of us alluded  during the dinner to the cause'which  had brought us together. ���������-.   .  When the cloth was cleared, Holmes  glanced at his watch, and, filled up  three glasses  with port.    "One bum-  said I. it is more probable that he  had arranged his affairs before ever he  set out upon his expedition." ' ������������������.  "No, I hardly think so.    This lair of  his would be tOo  valuable a retreat in  i case of need for.him to give it up until  he was sure that he could do without  it.    But a second consideration struck  me: Jonathan Small   must   have felt  that the   peculiar   appearance   of   hisy  companion, however much he may have  top-coated him, would give rise to gossip,, and possibly be associated with this  Norwood tragedy.. He was quite sharp  enough to see tliat.    They had 'started  from their, headquarters under cover of  darkness, and he would- wish  to   get  back before it'  was broad light, y Now  it was past three   o'clock, according to  Mrs. Smith'   when- they got the boat.  It would  be   quite; bright, and people  would   be   about   in   an   hour, or, so.  Therefore,' I .argued,   they did not go  very far. They paid Smith well to .-hold:  liis\tongue, reserved his launch for the  final escape, and hurried to their lodgings with the treasufe-bbx. In a couple  of nights,Yyhen   they had time' to see  what   view    the '\ papers-    took,   and.  whether there was any suspicion, they  'would make their way under cover of  darkness to some ship  at 'Gr.ravesend.or"  in the Downs,'1' where   no ��������� doubt they.  had already ���������arranged.for., passages to  .America or the Colonies."     V  :   "But the launch ?���������' They could not  have taken that to their lodgings.1'/.  "Quite so. 1 argued that tlie launch  must be no great way off. in spite of its  invisibility. I then put myself in the  place of Small, and looked at it as a  man of his capacity -would. He would  probably consider that to send back  the launch 01* to keep it at a wharf  would'make pursuit easy if the police  did happen to get on his track. How,  then, could he conceal the launch and  yet have her at hand when wanted ?, I  wondered what I should do myself if I  were in his shoes. I could only think  of one way of doing it. I might hand  the launch over to some boat builder or  repairer,., with directions to make a  trifling change in her- She would then  be removed to his shed or yard, and so,  be effectually concealed, while at the  same time I could have her. at a few  hours' notice."      ���������'��������������������������� ;���������"     ' :;        -  ;:  Lt is,just these very simple things  which are extremely liable to be overlooked. However;' I determined to act  on'the idea. , I started at once in this  harmless seamen's rig arid inquired at  all the yards down the river., I drew  blank at fifteen, but at the sixteenth���������  Jacobson's���������I learned that the Aurora  had been handed over to them two days  ago by a wooden-legged man, with  some trivial directions as to her rudder.  '.Thereain't "naught amiss,. with,, her  .rudder,? said the foreman. 'There she  lies, with the red streaks.' At that.rno-  ment  who    should '���������'���������'.' come do why but;  Wmwood Reade is a~~~. up^u u^  subject,'Y said Holmes. "He remarks  that, -while the individual man is an  insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he  becomes a 'mathematical certaint}*".  You can, for example, never foretell  what any one man will do, but you can  say with precision what" an average  number will.,, be up to. Individuals  vary, but percentages remain constant.  So sayslthe statistician. But do I see  a handkerchief ?y Surely there-., is a  white flutter over yonder."   '  , "Yes; it is your boy,"  I ci*ied.    ','1  cansee, him plainly." . ".'  ���������'.,   '''.���������...'  "And there is the Aurora," exclaimed Holmes, V and going' like the devil!  Full speed, ahead, engineer. Make  after that launch with the yellow light.  By heaven, I shall never forgive myself if she proves to have the heels of  -us:!"-'- ��������� ;��������� "   X���������-:������������������ :   ':���������'������������������   ��������� ���������������������������.:   . .  She had slipped;, unseen through the  yard entrance, and passed behind two  or three small craft, so that she had  fairly got speed up before we saw' her.  Now she-was.flying down, the stream,-  near in'tO the shore, going'at a tremendous, rate. Jones looked gravely  at'her and shook his head.  _ "She is very fast,"hesaid. "I doubt  if we can catch her!" "...     y .  "We mtist catch her !" cried Holmes;,  between his teeth.    "Heap',it on, stokers !   M'ake her do all .she can! : If we  burn the boat we must have them !"; i  We were fairlj*- after her  now. ' Tlie  furnaces roared,   and , the powerful engines whizzed and clanked like a great  metallic heart.    Her' shai-p, steel prOw  cut through the  still river water, and  sent two rolling .waves to right and td ,  left of us.,   With-every, throb of the engines .she sprang / -and'' .quivered like a  living thing..   One great yellow lantern  in our bows   threw   a   long," flickering  funnel of. light Jin front oi us.    Right ������������������  ahe'ad a dark blur upon thewatei* showed where the Atirora lay, and the swirlr  of white foam  behind her spoke, of they  pace  at  -which   she" was going.    We  flashed past barges, steamers, merchant  vessels, in arid Out, behind this one and;  round the other.    Voices .hailed' us out  of the, darkness,  but still the ��������� Aurora  thundered, on j, arid' still we followed;  close'upon her-track.y .      /       :  "y."Pile it onY men; ypile it oil!" cried"  Holmes, looking down into the engine  success of our  now it is high  you a pistol,  fier," said he,   "to   the  itble expedition.    And  time we were off.    Have  Watson?"  "I have my old service-revolver in  my desk."  "You had best take it, then. It is  well to be prepared. I see that the cab  is at the door. I ordered it for half-past  six." :  It was a little past seven before we  reached the Westminster wharf, and  found our launch awaiting us. Holmes  eyed it critically.  "Is there anything to mark it as a  police boat?"  "Yes���������that green lamp at the side."  "Then take it off."  The small change Was made; we  stepped on board, and the ropes were  cast off. Jones, Holmes and I satin  the .stern. There was one man at the  rudder, one to tend the engines, and  two police inspectors forward.  "Where to?" asked Jones.  "To.the, Tower.. Tell them to stop  opposite to Jacobson's Yard."  Our craft was evidently, a very fast  one. We shot past the long lines of  loaded barges as though they were  stationary. Holmes smiled "with satisfaction as we overhauled a river steamer and left her behind us.  "We ought to be able to catch anything on the river," he said.  '''Well; hardly that. But there are  not many launches to beat us."  "We.shall have to catch the Aurora,  and she has a name for being a clipper.  I will tell you how the land lies, Wat-  60n. ' You recollect how- annoyed I was  at being balked bv so small a thing ?"  "Yes/'  "Well, I gave my mind a  thorough  rest   by plunging   into a chemical analysis-    One of our greatest statesmen  has said that a  change   of work is the  best   rest.    .So it is.    AVhen I had succeeded in  dissolving  the  hydrocarbon  which I   was at  work at, I came back  to our  problem   of   the   Sholtos,   and  thought tlie   whole   matter out again-  My boys  had been   up the   river   and  down   the  river without   result.    The  launch was not at aiiy landing-stage or  wharf,  nor   had  it   returned.    Yet it  could hardly have been scuttled to hide  their traces���������though   that   always remained as   a possible hypothesis if all  else   failed.    I   knew   that  this  man  Small had   a   certain   degree   of   low  cunning, but I did not think him capable of anything in the nature of delicate finesse.    That is usually a product  of higher  education,    I then reflected  that since he   had   certainly   been  in  London some time���������as we had evidence  that he maintained a continual watch  over   Pondicherry   Lodge���������he     could  hardly leave at a momont's notice, but  ���������would need some little time, if it were  only a day, to arrange his affairs. That  was the balance of probability,  at any  rate."  "It ���������eems to me to be a little weak,"  Mordecai Smith, the missing owner!  He was rather the worse of liquor. I  should not, of course; have known him,  but he bellowed Out his name and, the  name of his launch. 'I want her tonight at eight o'clock,' said he-���������'eight1  o'clock sharp, mind, for I have two  gentlemen who*won't be kept waiting.'  They had evidently -paid him well, for  he was very flush of money, chucking  shillings about to the men; I followed  him some, distance, but he .subsided  into an alehouse ; so I went back into  the yard, and, happening to pick up  one. of my boys on the way, I stationed  him as a sentry over the launch. . He  is to stand , at the water's edge and  wave his handkerchief to vrs when they.  start. We shall be lying off in the  stream, and it will.be a strange thing  if we do not take men, treasure and  all."-' ������������������:���������*;���������������������������       ������������������"' Y-  ' 'You have planned it all very neatly,  whether they are. the right men or not,"  said Jones; "but if the affair were in  my hands I should have had a.body of  police in Jacobson's yard, and arrested  them when they came down t"  "Which would have been never. This  man Small is a pretty shrewd fellow.  He would send a scout on: ahead, and  if anything made him suspicious he  would lie snug for another week."  "But 3rou might have stuck to Mordecai Smith, and so been led to their  hiding-place," said I.  "In that case I should have wasted  my day. I think that it is a hundred  to one against Smith knowing where  they live. As long as he has liquor  and good pay, why should he ask ques-,  tions? They send him. messages what  to do. No, I thought over every possible course, and this is the best."   .-���������  While this ' conversation had been  proceeding, we had been shooting the  long series of bridges which span the  Thames. As we passed the city the  last rays of the sun were giliding the  cross upon the summit of St. Paul's,  It was twilight before we reached the  Tower.  "That is Jacobson's yard," said  Holmes, pointing to a bristle of masts  and rigging on the Surrey side, "Cruise  gently up and down here under cover  of this string of lighters." He took a  pair of night glas* ;s from his pocket  and gazed some time at the shore. "I  see my sentry at his post," he remarked, "but no sign of a handkerchief."  "Suppose we go down stream a short  way and lie in wait for them." said  Jones, eagerly. We were all eager by  this time, even the policemen and  stokers, who had a very vague idea of  what was going forward.  "We have no right to take anything  for granted," Holmes answered... "It  is certainly ten to one that they  go down stream, but we cannot be certain. From this point we can see the  entrance to the yard, and they can  hardly see us. It will be a clear night  and plenty of light. We must stay  where we are. See how the folk swarm  over yonder in the gaslight."  "They are coming from work in the  yard."  "Dirty-looking rascals, but I suppose  every one has some little immortal  spark concealed about him. You would  not think it, to look at them. There is  no a priori probability about it. A  strange enigma is man !"  "Some one calls him a soul concealed  in an animal," I suggested.  room, while the fierce glow from-below  beat upon   his'eager,   aquiline   face.  "Getevery pound of steam'you can.",:  .,-.- '.'I think we gain a little," said Jones,  with his eyes on the Aurora. -��������� ::y .-' Y:.'{  "I am sure of it;" said I.    "We shall  be up with her in. a very few mihu������es."  < At that moment,'however? as;" bur  evil fate , would   have  it, ���������'!' a tug with  three barges in tow blundered in,between us.    It was only by putting our  helm hard   down "that we   avoided a  collision, and   before   we  could round  them arid recover: our way the Aurora  had gained a good two-hundred yards.  She was stiU,vhd\vever: well in view,  and the murky iihcertain twilight was  settling into, a clear starlit night.    Our  boilers we strained to their utmost, and  the frail   shell, vibrated  arid .creaked  with the fierce energy which was driving us along.    We had shot through  the Pool,  past the  West India docks,  down the long Deptford Reach, and up  again     after ���������"��������� "rounding     the     Isle  of   Dogs.      The   dull ' blur   in    front  of   us   resolved    itself    now     clearly   enough   into   the   dainty  Aurora.  Jones   turned   our .search-light   upon  her, so that we   could   plainly see the  figures   upon  her deck.   One man sat  by the stern, with something black between his knees, over "which he stooped.  Beside, him   lay a   dark  mass which  looked like a Newfoundland dog.    The  -boy held the tiller,  while. against the  red glare of the furnace I could see old  Smith,   stripped    to   the ��������� waist,   and  shoveling coal for dear life.    They may  have  had   some   doubt   at   first as to  whether we were really pursuing them,  but now, as we followed every winding  and   turning   which   they took, there  could no longer be any question about  it.    At Greenwich we were about three  hundred paces behind there.  At Black-  wall we could not have been more than  two hundred and fifty.   I have coursed  many creatures in many counti-ies during my checkered career, but never did  sport give me such a wild thrill as this  mad,    flying    man-hunt    down    the  Thames.    Steadily  we   drew in upon  them, yard bj*- yard.    In  the silence of  the night we could hear the   panting  and clanking of their machinery.    The  man in the stern   still crouched upon  the deck, and his arms were moving as  though he were busy, while every now  and then he would look up and measure with a   glance   the distance which  still separated us. Nearer we came and  nearer.    Jones yelled to them to stop.  We were   not   more   than four boats'  lengths behind them, both boats flying  at a tremendous pace.    It was a clear  reach of the river, with Barking Level  upon   one   side   and   the   mel - ncholy  Piumstead   Marshes  upon   tliY.  other,  At our hail the man in the stern tprang  up from the deck and   shook his two  clinched fists at   us, cursing the while  in a high,   cracked   voice.    He was a  good-sized, powerful. man,  and, as he  stood poising himself with legs astride,  I could see that from  the thigh downward there was but a   wooden  stump  upon the right  side.    At the sound of  his   strident,   angry   cries   there  was  movement in the huddled bundle upon  the deck.    It straightened itself into a  little  black man���������the   smallest I have  ever   seen���������with   a   great,  misshapen  head and a shock of tangled, disheveled  hair,    Holmes   had already drawn his  revolver, and I   whipped out mine at  the sight of this savage, distorted creature.    He was wrapped in some sort of  dark ulster or blanket, which left only  his  face   exposed; but  that face was  enough to give a man a sleepless night.  Never have I seen features so   deeply  marked with all bestiality and cruelty.  His small eyes glowed and burned witii  a somber light, and his thick lips were  writhed  back from   his   teeth, which  grinned  and   chattered at  us with a  half-animal f7.iry.  "Fire if he raises his hand,"  said Holmes, quietly. We were  within   a    boat's    length    by    this  time, and almost within touch of our  quarry. I can see the two of them now  as they stood, the white man with his  legs far apart, shrieking out curses,  and the unhallowed dwarf, with his  hideous face and liis strong, yellow  teeth gnashing at us in the light of our  lantern.  It was well  tliat we had so clear a  view of him.    Kven as  we looked he  plucked out from under his covering a  short,   round. piece   of   wood,   like   a  school ruler, and clapped it to his lips.  Our   pistols   rang   out   together.     He  whirled round, threw up his arms and  with a kind of choking cough fell sideways into  the stream.    I caught one  glimpse, of   his   venomous,   menacing  ���������eyes   among   the  swift, swirl   of   the  waters.      At   the   same   moment   the  wooden-legged man threw himself upon  the rudder and put it hard down, so  that his boat made  straight in for the  .southern bank, while we shot past her  stern, only clearing her by a few feet.  We were round after in aii instant, but  she was already near at the bank.    It  was a wild and desolate place, where  the moon glimmered upon  a wide expanse of marshland, with pools of stagnant   water , aiid    beds   of   decaying  vegetation..  The launch  with  a dull  thud rail up  upon  the mudbank,- with  her bow in the air and her stern flush  with the water. , The fugitive  sprang  out, but his  stump  instantly  sank its  whole length into the sodden soil.    In  vain he struggled  and writhed.    Not  one step could  he possibly  take either  forward or   backward.     He yelled in  impotent rage,   and  kicked frantically  into the mud with  his other foot, but  his struggles only bored his wooden pin  deeper into the sticky bank.    When we  brought our  launch alongside he was  So "iirinly anchored that it was only by  throwing the   end   of   a   rope over his  shoulders that   we   were   able to haul  him out, and  to   drag   him, like some  evil   fish,   over, our   side.     The   two  Smiths, father and son, sat sullenlj*- in  their launch, but came aboard meekly  enough when commanded. The Aurora  herself was hauled off and made fast to  our stern.    A, solid iron chest of Indian  workmanship   stood   upon' the   deck.  This, there could be no  question, was  the same that   had  contained   the ill-  omened treasure of the Sholtos.    There  was no key, but it was of considerable  weight, so we  transferred it carefully  to our own little cabin.    As we steamed slowly up stream again, we flashed  our search-light in every direction, but  there was   no   sign   of the Islander.  Somewhere in the dark ooze at the bottom of the Thames lie the bones of that  strange visitor to our shores.  WIT OF THE WAGS.  (TO BE CONTINUED.)  HIS BRINDLE ALLY.  faw Wm Dol-riff His Best, bat He *NTee������ed  Assistance Badly.  '"Paw," said Hiram Beeswinger.a husky  foung granger of  18���������"paw, I'd  like to  borry your razor now that I'm a ihan"���������  "Waal,   I swan!    Now that you air a  lehat?" queried the old man.  "A man, p%w," Hiram repeated diffl-  lently.  "Waall, I swan! A man? Why, gosh  lummit, Hi Beeswinger, you ain't never  .ambaated your old father yit, have you?"  "Nope, paw, but"���������  "Then you're nothin but a eucklln babe,  ���������nd don't you fergit it. When you've lambasted your old father, you can grow whiskers and chew tobackor and wear a biled  ihirt, but not till then."  "But, paw, I licked the boots off en SI  Parker, and him a year older."  "Si Parker ain't me, Hi Beeswinger.  But p'rhaps you think you kin lam bait*  me too?"  "I think I kin, paw."  "Waal, I Gwan! Shuck your coat, Hi  Beeswinger. You're 6 foot tall now, but  you'll think you're wcarin, a bib before I  git through with you!"  "Mebbe so, paw; mebbe so."  "Now, boys, boys," cried Grandma Bec-  ���������wingor, "you'll break your arms er legs  ersomepiB  ���������  i"  What tho Airship I*,  "I say, Brekins, what do you think of  this ship with red an green lights that is  flyin around the country?"  "Well, old man, I think it's some drug  store looking around for a corner site in  a new neighborhood."���������New York Journal.  Got Hoid of It.  A \Yilkinsburg family was discussing  music, when one member strove to recall the name of a certain composer.  "I can't remember it to save my  life," she said, "although it is on my  tongue's end. As near as I can come to  it his name is Doorknob."  ' 'Doorknob,'' repeated one of the  others. 'There is no composer whose  name sounds anything like that. I'll go  over a few names: Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Haydn, Handel"���������  "That's it," interrupted the forgetful  ������ne. "It's Handel. I know it was something you seized with your hands.' '���������  Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  Gentle Spring.  Now feeds the gaunt, bewhiskered goat  From posters on the wall.  The moth ball's fragrance fills the coat  Of sealskin in the hall.  The sparrow hops upon the sill.  The wheelman's Kong sounds loud and shrill,  And Willy takes the quinine pill,  The quinine pill.  The green grass on the baldish lawn  Is growing merrily.  The bullfrog sees, the linked spawn  And gargles in his glee.  The ring tailed monkey on a rope  Begs pennies full of simian hope.  The housemaid stews the soft shelled soap,  The soft shelled soap.  The gay galoch sticks in the mud  And leaves all bare tho shoon,  And now and then some greeny bud  Bursts forth from its cocoon.  The pussy willow, fair to,see,  Makes silvery freckles on the tree,  And Rover hunts the sharp toothed flea.  The sharp toothed flea.  The orphaned, soiled, unlaundorod tramp  Begs food his form, to fill.  Tho plunibor sticks tho two cent stamp  Upon his winter's bill.  Tho "To let" sign is far and near.  Tho froth is on tlie brown bock beer.    '  Tho nir is fresh, for the spring is here,  Tho spring is hero.  ���������Now York Sunday Journal.'  The Boston Girl.  "Half tho young men in society nowa-  'days simply don't know beans,"remarked  the-western girl, with incisive carnestnoss.  "And yet," demurred the girl from Boston, "occasionally one does meet a masculine leguminous adept, you know."���������Chicago Times-Herald.     ���������  ���������  The Vicious Bachelor. "  "Then ymi do not deem matrimony a  holy sacrament?" asked tho young parson.  '"Dunno anything about it," said the  vicious bachelor. "All I know is that a  great many married couples make a holy  show of themselves."���������Cincinnati Enquirer. ���������    A Willing Victim.  Here's to my wife's Easter bonnotl  Lots of plunios and gowgwas on it.  My old hat is bunged and dirty,  My wife's bonnet cost just thirty. . .   -  Here's to my wife's Easter bonnet!  Fresh and fair as the red rose on it  Each one neat and sweet to see is.  Neither ono is as sweet as she is.  Here's to my wife's Easter bonnet!  I had to pay for all that's on it���������  Flowors and ribbons���������my, what a wonder  it!  But, oh, just think what a dear thing's  under it!  ���������New York Press.  ol  A Correction.  Herr Oil���������Haf   you  heard dot dog  mine ate a tape measure undt died?  Herr Kut���������I suppose he died py Inches,  nicht var?  Herr Oil��������� Aber nit. He vent oudt in  der alley und die py der yard.���������Columbia  Spectator.  In 1997.  The Husband (who has walked the flooi  three hours)���������Half of him belongs to you.  The New Woman (from the bed)���������Well,  let my half holler.  The Husband���������You brute! I shall gfl  right straight homo to father.���������Towi  Topics.  The Old, Old Habit.  Bhe's president of seven clubs.  Her name in print you often see.  Of all new women in the land,  There's not a one more new than aha.  She lectures, writes and is, in fact,  A sturdy leader of her kind.  She wears a vest, suspenders and  Is noted for her breadth of mind.  Yet when she goes to bed at night  She kneels beside it���������not in prayer,  But just to look boneath to see  If any horrid man is there.  ���������Cleveland Leader.  A Queer Sermon.  A remarkable temperance sermon wai  that delivered in Ireland which concluded  with this convincing statement to th<  flock: "What makes ye shoot at yer landlords? The drink! Aye, and what makei  ye miss them ?   The drink!"���������Argonaut.  A Disturbing Reflection.  Van Gordon���������I think that governess ]  secured today will nil the bill. She sayi  she just dotes on children, and that thi  older they grow the more she loves them.  Mrs. Van Gordon���������And Fred Is 88.���������  New York Journal.  The Long- and Short of It.  A youth named Long once paid his suit  To a beautiful maiden short ancl cute.  Well, he married her,  Home he carried her,  And now she's Long.   But the dapper youth  Is short and grows shorter each day, forsooth'  ���������Philadelphia North American.  Unaccountable Fright.  "Laura, dear, I want you to meet mj  cousin.    I think you will like him."  " What's his name?"  "Huggin."  "Oh, Irene, I'm afraid I"���������Chicago Trib  une. '  New Property.  Professor���������Is there any new property In  water after it iiills below a temperature ot  82 degrees?  Pupil���������Oh, yes, the property of the Icj  trust.���������Detroit Journal.  The First Real Test.  The honeymoon, begun last June,  Now meets its first real proving.  Great love is that which can stand pat  Through cleaning house or moving.  ���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  New Crack Yacht.  The new steam yacht of Harrison B.  Moore, recently launched in New York, is  172 feet 6 inches over all, 140 feet load  water line, 18 feet beam and 7 feet 9 inches  draft when loaded with necessary supplies.  She makes the finest appearance of any  American yacht, and gives promise of unusual Bpeed. Her beam is little more than  one-tenth of her length, and her hull, setting low in the water, will offer but little resistance to the wind as she steams  against it.  a  VJ  '���������4J  r1  Ml  m  -���������I  1  Y������  ���������������������������y'J  VyI  '< H /3?  HEALTH OF THE BODY  DR.   TALMAGE    PREACHES   UPON  OVERWORKED LIVERS.  r  V'  v -  He   Believes  That   Most   of   the   World's  Moral Depressions Are Due to That Hard-  worked Organ and Urges His Hearers to  Take Care of It.  ' Washington, May 16.���������Dr. Talmage's  sermon of to-day has more to do with  this life than the life to come and will  be a warning against all forms of dissipation. Text, Proverbs vii, 23, "Till a  dart strike through his liver."  Solomon's anatomical and physiological discoveries were so very great that  he was nearly 3,000 years ahead of the  scientists of his day. He, more than  1,000 years before Christ, seemed to  know about the circulation of the blood,  which Harvey discovered 1,619 years  after Christ, for when Solomon, in  Ecclesiastes, describing the human body,  speaks of the pitcher at the fountain,  he evidently means the three canals leading from the heart that receive the  blood like pitchers. When he speaks in  Ecclesiastes . of the silver cord of life, he  .evidently means the spinal marrow,  about which, in our day, Drs. Mayo  and Carpenter and Dalton and Flint  and Brown-Sequard havo experimented.  And Solomon recorded in the Bible,  thousands of years before scientists discovered it, that in his time the spinal  cord relaxed' in old age, producing the  tremors of hand and head, "or the  silver cord be loosed."  ! The "Liver and Morality.  In the text he reveals tho fact that he  ,had studied' that largest gland of the  ' human system, the liver; not by the  electric light of the modern dissecting  room, but by. the dim light of a comparatively dark age, and yet had seen  its important functions inr the God  built castle of the human body, its selecting and secreting power, its curious cells,  its elongated branching tube, as divine  workmanship in central and right and  left lobe, and the hepatic artery through  which flow' the crimson tides. Oh, this  vital organ is like tho eye of God in that  it never sleeps!  Solomon knew of it, and had noticed  either in vivisection or post mortem  what awful attacks sin and dissipation  make upon it, until the Hat of Almighty  God bids the body . and soul separate,  and tho one it commends to the , grave  and the other it sends to judgment. A  javelin of retribution, not glancing off  , or making a slight wound, but piercing  it from-' side to sido "till a dart strikes  through his liver." Galen and Hippocrates ascribe to the liver the most of ���������  the' world's moral depression, and the  word melancholy means black bile.  , , ' I preach to you the gospel of-"health.  In taking a diagnosis, of disease of the  soul you, must also take a' diagnosis of  diseases of the body. As if to ��������� recognize  this, one whole book of the New Testament was written by a physician. Luke  was a medical doctor, and he ��������� discourses  much of the physical conditions, "and he  tells of tho good Samaritan's medication  of the wounds by pouring in oil and  ' wine, and recognizes hunger as a hindrance to' hearing the gospel, so that the  6,000 wero fed. He also records the sparse  diet of the prodigal away from home,  and the extinguished eyesight of, the  beggar by tho wayside, and lets us know  of the hemorrhage of tho wounds of the  dying Christ and the miraculous post  mortem resuscitation. Any estimate of  the spiritual condition that does not  include also the physical condition is  incomplete.  When the doorkeeper of congress fell  dead from excessive joy because Burgoyne  had surrendered at Saratoga, and Philip  V. of Spain dropped dead at the news of  his country's defeat in battle, and Cardinal Wolsely faded away as the result  of Henry VIII's anathema, it was  demonstrated that the body and soul are  Siamese twins, and when you thrill the  one with joy or sorrow you thrill the  other. We may as well recognize the  tremendous- fact that there are two  mighty fortresses in the human body,  the heart and the liver; the heart, the  fortress of the graces; the liver, the  fortress of the furies. You may have the  head filled with all intellectualities, and  the ear with all musical appreciation,  and the mouth with all eloquence, and  the hand with all industries, and the  heart with all generosities, and yet "a  dart strike through the liver."  A Rebellious "Giver.  First,    let   Christian people avoid   the  mistake   that   thoy are all   wrong   with  God becauso they suffer from   depression  of spirits.    Many a consecrated   man has  found his spiritual sky   befogged and his  hope   of heaven   blotted out and himself  plunged   chin   deep   in   the   slough   of  despond,   and   has   said:' "My heart is  not right with   God, and I think I must  have   made   a   mistake, and   instead of  being   a   child   of  light I am a child of  darkness. No one can feel as gloomy as I  feel and be a Christian."    And   he   has  gone to his minister for consolation, and  he   has   collected   Flavel's   books,    and  Cecil's   books, and   Baxter's buoks, and  read and read and   read, and prayed and  prayed and prayed,   and   wept and went  and wept, and groaned and   groaned and  groaned.  My brother, your trouble is not  with   the  heart.    It is a gastric disorder  or a rebellion   of   the liver.    You need a  physician more   than   you do   a  clergyman.   It is not   sin   that blots out your  hope   of   heaven, but bile.    It   not only  yellows   your   eyeballs,    and   furs   your  tongue, and makes your   head ache, but  swoops upon your soul in dejections and  forebodings.    The devil is after you.    He  has failed to despoil your   character, and  he does the next best   thing for him���������he  ruffles   your   peace   of mind.    When   he  says   that you are   not   a  forgiven soul,  when   he   says   you are not right   with  God,   when he   says that you will never  get   to   heaven, he lies.    If   you   are in  Christ,   you   are   just as sure of heaven  as though you were there   already.    But  satan, finding that   he   cannot keep you  out of the promised land of  Canaan, has  determined Ichat the .--pies shall not bring  you any of the Eschol grapes beforehand  an<? that you . shall have nothing but  prickly pear and crabapple. You are just  as much a Christian now under the  cloud as you were when you were accustomed to rise in the morning at 5 o'clock  to pray and sing "Halleluiah, 'tis done!"  My friend Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Jones of  Philadelphia, a translated spirit now,  wrote a book entitled "Man, Moral and  Physical," in which he shows how  different the same   things may appear to  says:   "After, the  different people. He  great, battle on the Mincio in 1859 be-  L'.v-.'1-ii.1 the French and the Sardinians on  ihe ' one side and the Austrians on the  other, so disastrous to the latter, the  defeated army  retreated, followed by the  victors.   A   description   of the march of  each army   is   given by two" correspondents of the , London Times, one of whom  traveled   with   the   successful   host, the  other   with tho defeated.    The difference  in   views   and   statements   of the same  place, scenes   and   events is remarkable.  The   former   are   said   to   be marching  through a beautiful and luxuriant country during the day and at night encamping   where   they   aro   supplied with an  abundance of the best provisions   and all  sorts of rural dainties.    There is nothing  of   war about the   proceeding  except its  stimulus and excitement.   On the side of  the poor Austrians it is just the reverse.  In his letter of the same date, describing  the   same   places   and   march   over  the  same road, the writer   can scarcely   find  words to set forth the suffering,   impatience and   disgust   existing around him.  What   was   pleasant   to   the former was  intolerable to the latter.   What made all,  this difference?   asks   the.  author.    One  condition only���������the   French are   victorious, the Austrians have   been defeated."  So, my dear brother,   the road you are  traveling   is, the   same   you   have been  traveling a long while, but the difference,  in your physical conditions makes it look  different,   and therefore the two   reports  you have given of yourself are as widely  different   as   the   reports  in the London  Times   from   the   two    correspondents.  .Edward Payson, sometimes so far up   on  the mount that it seemed as   if   the centripetal force of earth   could   no   longer  hold him, sometimes   through a physical  disorder was so far down   that it seemed  as   if   the   nether   world   would   clutch  him.    Poor William   Cowper was a most  excellent   Christian,    and   will be loved  in the Christian church   as   long   as   it  sings his hymns beginning:    "There is a  fountain   filled with blood."    "Oh,'for a  closer   walk   with  God," "What various  hindrances  we meet"   and   "God moves  in   a mysterious way."    Yet   was  he so  overcome .by   melancholy or black .bile,  that it was only through the mistake   of  the cabdriver who took him to   a  wrong  place instead of   the   river   bank that he  did not commit suicide.  ., Christian Physicians.  Spiritual condition so mightily affected  by the physical state,what a great opportunity this gives to the Christian physician, for he can feel at the same time  both the pulse of the body and the pulse  of the soul, and he can administer to  both at once, and if medicine is needed  he can give that, and if spiritual counsel  is needed he can givo that���������an earthly  and a divine prescription at the same  time���������and call on not only the apothecary  of earth, , but the pharmacy of heaven f  Ah, that is the kind of doctor I want at  my bedside���������one that can not only count  out the right number .of drops, but who  can also pray. Tbat is the kind of doctor  I have had in my house when sickness  or death came. I do not want any of  your profligate or astheistic doctors  around my loved ones when the balances  of life are trembling. A doctor who has  gone through the medical college, and  in dissecting room has traversed the  wonders of tho human mechanism, and  found no God in any of the labyrinths, is  a fool, and cannot doctor me or mine.  But, oh, the Christian doctors! What a  comfort they have been in many of our  households! And they ought to have a  warm place in our prayers, as well as  praise on our tongues.  I bless God that the number   of Christian physicians is multiplying   and some  of   thp   students of the medical   colleges  are   here   to-day,    and   I  hail you   and  ordain   you   to   the   tender,    beautiful,  heaven   descended   work of a   Christian  physician,   and   when   you     take   your  diploma   from   the   medical   college   to  look   after the   perishable   body be sure  also to get. a   diploma from   the skies to  look after the imperishable'soul.    Let all  Christian physicians unite with ministers  of the   gospel in persuading  good people  that   it   is   not   because God   is against  them that they sometimes feel depressed,  but   because   of their diseased -body.    I  suppose   David,    the   psalmist,    was no  more pious when he called on everything  human and angelic, animate   and   inanimate, even from snowflake to hurricane,  to   praise God than when he said,   "Out  of the   depths of   hell   have I cried unto  thee,    O   Lord;"    or that Jeremiah was  more pious when he wrote   his  prophecy  than when he wrote his "Lamentations;"  or   Job when he said,   "I know that my  Redeemer   liveth,"   than   when covered  over with tho   pustules   of  elephantiasis  as   ho   sat   in   the   ashes scratching the  scabs off with a broken piece of   pottery;  or that Alexander Oruden,   the  concord-  ist, was a better man   when he compiled  the book that "has helped 10,000 students  of    the    Bible   than   when   under   the  power of physical disorder he   was handcuffed and strait waistcoated   in Bethnal  Green Insane asylum.    "Oh," says some  Christian man, "no one ought   to   allow  physical disorder to depress his soul.   He  ought   to   live   so   near to God as to be  always in the sunshine."    Yes,    that   is  good   advice.    But   I warrant that you,  the   man   who   gives the   advice, has  a  sound liver.    Thank   God for a healthful  hepatic condition, for as certainly as you  lose   it   you will sometimes, like David,  and   like   Jeremiah, and   like   Cowper,  and   like   Alexander   Cruden, and   like  10,000 other invalids,  be   playing a dead  march on   the same   organ   with  which  now you play a staccato.  Dissipations.  My object at this point is not only to  emolliate the criticisms of those in good  health against those in poor health, but  to show Christian people who are atrabilious what is the matter with them. Do  not charge   against the heart : the crimes  of another portion of your organism. Do  not conclude because the path to heaven  is not ar bored with as fine a' foliage, or  the banks beatifully snowed with exquisite chrysanthemums as once, that  therefore you are on the wrong road.  The road will bring you out at the same  gate whether you walk with the stride  of an athlete or ��������� come up on crutches.  Thousands of Christians, morbid about  their experiences, and morbid about their  business, and morbid about the present,  and morbid about the future, need the  sermon I am now preaching.  Another practical use of this subject is  for   the  young.  ' The   theory is   abroad  that they must first sow  their wild oats  and afterward Michigan  wheat.    Let me  break   the   delusion.        Wild,   oats   are  generally   ��������� sown     in   the     liver,     and  they can never be pulled up.      They, so  preoccupy that organ   that   there   is - no  room for.the implantation of a righteous  crop.    You seo aged men about us at 80,  erect,    agile,    splendid,   grand  old men.  How much wild   oats   did   they sow between 18 years and 30? None, absolutely  none.    God   does   not   very often honor  with old age those who have in early life  sacrificed swine on the altar of the bodily  temple.    Remember,   O young man, that  while in after life and after years of dissipation   you   may   perhaps   have   your  heart changed, religion   does not change  the   liver.      Trembling   and ��������� staggering  along   these   streets   to-day aro men, all  bent, and   decayed, and prematurely oid  for the   reason that they are   paying for  liens they put upon their physical estate  before they were 30. By early dissipation  they put on their body a first   mortgage,  and   a   second   mortgage, and   a   third  mortgage to the devil,   and these   mortgages   are now being   foreclosed, and all  that remains of   their   earthly estate the  undertaker' will   soon put out of sight.  Many  years   ago,    in   fulfillment of my  text, a dart   struck   through their liver,  and   it is there  yet.    God   forgives, but  outraged  physical    law    never,    never,  never. That has a Sinai, but no,Calvary.  Solomon in my text   knew what he was  talking  about,   and   he   rises up on his  throne of worldly splendor to   shriek out  a warning to all the centuries.  Stephen A. Douglas gave the name of  "squatter sovereignty" to those who  went out west and took possession of  lands and held them by right of preoccupation. Let a flock of sins settle on your  liver before you get to 25 years of age,  and they will in all probabilty keep possession of it by an infernal squatter  sovereignty. "I promise to pay at the bank  ������500 six months from date," says the  promissory note. "I promise to pay my  life 30 years from date at the bank of  the grave," says every infraction of the  laws of your physical being.  Solomon's Diagnosis.  What? Will a man's body never completely recover from early dissipation in  this world? Never. How about the world  to come? Perhaps God will fix it up in  the resurrection body so that it will not  have to go limping' through all eternity.  But got the liver thoroughly damaged,  and it will stay damaged as long, as you  are here.' Physicians call it cirrhosis of  the liver, or inflammation of the liver,  or fatty degeneration of the liver, but  Solomon puts all these pangs into one  figure and says, "Till a dart strikes  through his liver."  Hesiod seemed to have some hint of  this when he represented ,Prometheus,for  his crimes, fastened to a pillar and an  eagle feeding on his liver, which was  renewed again each night so that the  devouring went on until finally Hercules  slew the eagle and rescued Prometheus.  And a dissipated early life assures a ferocity pecking away and clawing away at  the liver year in and year out, and death  is the only Hercules who can break the  power of its beak or unclench its claw.  So also others wrote fables about vultures  preying upon the liver. But there are  those here with whom it is no fable, but  a terrific reality.  That young man smoking cigarettes  and smoking cigars has no idea that he  is getting for himself smoked liver. That  young man has no idea that he has by  early dissipation so depleted his energies  that he will go into the battle only half  armed. Here is another young man who,  if he put all his forces against the regiment of youthful temptations, in the  strength of God, might drive them back  but he is allowing them to be re-enforced  by the whole army of midlife temptations, and what but immortal defeat can  await him ?  Oh. my young brother, do not make  the mistake tbat thousands are making  in opening the battle against sin too  late, for this world too late, and for the  world to come too late. What brings that  express train from St. Louis into Jersey  City threo hours late? They lost 15  minutes early on the route, and that  affected them all the way, and they had  to be switched off here and switched off  there, and detained here and detained  there, and the man who loses time and  strength in the earlier part of the  journey of life will suffer for it all the  way through���������the first 20 years of life  damaging tho following 50 years.  Some years ago a scientific lecturer  went through the country exhibiting on  great canvas different parts of the human  body when healthy, and the same parts  when diseased. And what the world  wants now is some eloquent scientist to  go through the country, showing to our  young people on blazing canvas the  drunkard's liver, the idler's liver, the  libertine's liver, the gambler's liver.  Perhaps the spectacle might stop some  young man before he comes to the catastrophe and the dart strikes through his  liver.  A Few Epitaphs.  My hearer, this is the first sermon you  have heard on the gospel of health, and  it may be the last you will ever hear on  that subject, and I charge you, in the  name or God and Christ and usefulness  and eternal destiny, take better care of  your health. When some of you die, if  your friends put on your tombstone a  truthful epitaph, it will read, "Here lies  the victim of late suppers": or it will  be, "Behold what lobster salad at midnight will do for a man"; or it will be,  "Ten cigars a day closed my earthly  existence"; or it will be, "Thought I  could do at 70 what I did at 20,and I am  here": or it   will be>    "Here is the con  sequence of sitting a half day   with   wetT  feet;"   or it will be,    "This   is   where I  have stacked my harvest of wild   oats'';  or instead of words the  stonecutter   will  chisel   for an epitaph on the   tombstone  two figures���������namely, a dart  and a liver.  There   is   a   kind   of   sickness that is  beautiful when  it   comes from overwork  for  God,   or   one's    country,   or   one's  family.   I   have   seen wounds,that were  glorious.   I   have   seen an empty   sleeve  that was more   beautiful   than the most  muscular forearm.    I   have  seen a green  shade over the eye,   shot out   in   battle,  that was more beautiful   than   any  two  eyes   that had passed   without injury.   I  have seen an  old   missionary   worn   out  with   the   malaria   of   African jungles,  who looked to me   more   radiant than a  rubicund gymnast. 1 have seen a mother  after six weeks'   watching over a'family  of   children   down   with   scarlet   fever,  with a glory around her  pale   and   wan  face   that  surpassed   the angelic.    It all  depends on   how   you got your   sickness  and in what battle your wounds.  If we must get sick and worn out,   let  it be   in God's service and in   the   effort  to   make   the   world   good.    Not in the  service of sin.    No, no!   One of the most  pathetic scenes   that I ever witness, and  I often see it, is that of men   or   women  converted   in   the   fifties   or   sixties   or  severities wanting to be useful,   but they  so   served   the   world and   satan in the  earlier part of their   lifo   that they have  no physical energy left for  the service of  God.    They   sacrificed   nerves, muscles,  lungs,   heart   and   liver   on.the   wrong  altar.    They   fougnt   on the wrong side,  and now, when their sword is all hacked  up and their ammunition all   gone, they  enlist ��������� for   Emmanuel.    When   the high  mettleds calvary horse, which   that, man  spurred into many a calvary charge with  champing bit and flaming   eye and neck  clothed   with   thunder, is worn out and  spavined and ringboned   and springhalt,  he-rides up to the   great   Captain of our  salvation   on the white   horse and offers  his services.    When   such persons   might  have been, through the good   habits of a  lifetime,crashing their battle axe through  the helmeted iniquities they are spending  their   days   and nights in discussing the  best   way   of. curing   indigestion,   and  quieting   their   jangling    nerved, ,   and  rousing their laggard appetite, and trying  to   extract   the dart from their outraged  liver.    Better converted late' than never 1  Oh, yes, for they will get to heaven. But  they will go afoot when they might have  wheeled   up the steep hills of the sky In  Elijah's   chariot.    There is an old hymn  that   we used to   sing   in   the   country  meeting house   when I was a boy, and I  remember   how  ,the   old    folks'   voices  trembled with emotion   while   they sang  it. I have forgotten all but two lines, but  those   lines   are   the   peroration of   my  sermon:���������  'Twill save us from a thousand snares   -  To mind religion young.  they were helping him so much" they  would be a good medicine for me. Before  the first box. was done I was feeling  much better, and after using the Pink  Pills for about a month, my health was  fully restored. It is now more than a-year  since I discontinued the use of the pills,  and I have not had the slightest trace of  the malady since. I am satisfied Dr.  Williams' ' Pink Pills saved me from a  life of misery, and I would strongly recommend them for nervous troubles."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills create new  blood, build up the nerves, and thus  drive disease from the system. , In hun-  dreds of cases they have cured after aH  other medicines, had failed, thus establishing the claim that they are a marvel  among the triumphs of modern medical  science. The genuine Pink Pills are 6old  only in boxes, bearing the full trade  mark, "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for  Pale People.," Protect yourself from imposition by refusing any pill that does  not bear the registered trade mark  around the box.  HARD STUDHN SCHOOL  BRINGS ON A SEVERE ATTACK OF  ST. VITUS' DANCE.  A Young Girl's Life for a Time Mado  Miserable--Could "Sot Use Her Hands  and Found. It Difficult to Walls:���������Health.  Restored.  From the Napanee Express.  Nervousness is the frequent cause of  much misery and suffering. One of the  effects of this breaking up of the nerves,  particularly among young people, being  chorea or St. Vitus dance. A correspondent tells of a young lady at Selby who  was badly afflicted with this trouble.  He says: "I never saw anyone suffering  so badly before from nervous disorder.  She was violently jerking and twitching  all the time, and could not use her right  hand at all. Anything she would try to  pick up with it would instantly fall.  When she would attempt to walk, her  limbs would twist and turn, the ankle  often doubling down and throwing her.  Lately I heard that she had been cured  but doubted the truth of the statement  and went to seo her. The statement  proved quite true, and believing that a  recital of the facts of the case would be  of advantage to some one who might be  similarly suffering, I asked permission to  make them known, which was readily  granted. The young lady is Miss IT. M.  Gonyou, a general favorite among her  acquaintances, and it is thought that her  trouble,, as is not infrequently the case,  was brought on by hard study in  school." Miss Gonyou gave the following  statement:   "All   through   the   fall   of  Curious Marriage Customs.  Some of the customs peculiar to courtship and marriage among the race of  dwarfs who inhabit the Andaman Island ���������  are, according to M. de Quatrefages, who  recently published a book called "The,  Pygmies," about these people, very  peculiar. Not the least remarkable of  them is the procedure of courtship. The  young man who has made his choice  addresses himself to the parents, who  never refuse, but send the girl into,the  forest, where, before day, she conceals  herself.  The young   man   must find her.  If he does not succeed he must re--  nounce all claim ,to her. The wedding  ceremony of these people is equally curious. M. Quatrefages thus describes it:  "The two parties climb two flexible  trees growing near each other, which an  old man then makes to bend toward each  other. When the head of the man  touches that of the girl they are legally  married " Turning from Asia to Europe,  we find a very curious custom prevailing in Roumania. Among the peasantry  of this country, when a girl attains a  marriageable age her trousseau, which  has in the meanwhile , been carefully  woven, spun ' and embroidered by , her ���������  mother and herself, is placed in a painted  wooden box.  When a young man thinks of asking  to be allowed to pay his attention to the  girl he is at liberty to open the box,  which is always placed in a convenient'  position, and examine, the trousseau. If  heJs satisfied with the quantity and-  quality of the dowry he makes formal  application for the girl's hand, but, if  not, he is quite at liberty to retire..  The Latest Popular Music  For 10 cents a Copy.  Regularly   sold   for   40  and 50 cents.  Send us cash, post-office order   or stamps  and   we   will   forward ' postpaid to any ���������  address.      The   music    selected   to   the  amount of your' purchase.  Vocal.  All for you Burke  Don't forget your promise..'. .Osborne  He   took     it     in     a     quiet,, good-  natured way (comic) David  There will, come a time Harris  Don't tell her you love her. .. .Dresser  Star light, star bright  .Herbert  You are not the only pebble   on   the  beach Carter  Words cannot tell my love Stahl  The girl you dream about Stahl  Hide   behind   the   door   when   papa  . comes Collin Coe  I   loved   you   better   than you knew   ..Carroll  I love you if others don't... .Blenford  Don't send her away,John..Rosenfeld  She   may   have     seen . better    days   - Thornton  When the girl you love is many miles  away Kipper. 10  Ben Bolt, English ballad   10  .The   wearing   cf   the   green,     Irish  national song   10  Instrumental.  Royal Jubilee waltzes Imp. Music Co.  Wheeling Girl two-step Imp. Music Co.  El Capitan march and two-step. Sousa  20th Century Woman two-step. .Norris  A story ever sweet and true. .. .Stultz  Murphy on parade, the latest hit, Jansen Iq.  King Cotton march and two-step Sousa 10 '  Handicap march and two-step. .Rosey 10  Choochi Choochi polka Clark  Yale march and two-step. .. Van Baer  Black America march Zickle  Belle of Chicago two-step Sousa  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10-  10  10  10  10  1894 I had been feeling unwell. I did  not speak to anyone about it, for I was  going to school and was afraid if I said  anything about it to my parents they  would keep me at home. I kept getting  worse, and at last grew so nervous that I  could not hold my pencil. My right side  was affected most, though the trouble  seemed to go through my whole system.  In January I was so bad that I had to  discontinue going to school, and I was  constantly growing worse. I could not  use my hands, because I would let every  thing drop, and frequently when I attempted to walk, I would fall. My  brother had been ailing for a long time  and was then using Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills and getting better, so I thought as  Star Light, Star Bright waltz.Herbert 10  Nordica waltz Tourjee 10  Princess Bonnie  waltz Spencer 10  D.K.E waltz Thompson 10  Darkies' Dream caprice Lancing 10  Dance of the Brownies caprice   Kam-   ���������.....-.��������� ..man 10  Rastus on Parade two-step Mills 10  Genderon two-step. .. .Imp. Music Co. 10  Narcissus (classical). Nevin 10  In the Lead two-step Bailey 10  Semper Fidelis March Sousa 10  Thunderer march Sousa 10  Washington Post march  ..Sousa 10  High School Cadets march Sousa 10  Liberty Bell march. Sousa 10  Manhattan Beach march .Sousa 10  Love comes like a summer sigh   10  NOTICE���������We sell only for cash, and  payment must 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 we  have not the music ordered. Ne attention will be paid inquiries unless accompanied by a 3-cent stamp for answer.  BE SURE TO READ THIS.  We publish new music, vocal and  instrumental, every week in the year.  We will post free to any address this  musig as published at the following subscription rates, paid in advance:���������  One piece a week for 52 weeks. . .. .$2.60  One piece a week for 26 weeks    1.50  One piece a week for 13 weeks.; . . .   1.00  Address all money and correspondence*'  to !  EMPIRE MUSIC CO'Y,       j  44Bay St., Toronto,.]  ��������� ' '-.LV''  \ ���������*!t"t---T ���������������������������'*-������.-������������������  i!IE    WKF.KI.  NE  SEPT.,     14th,      1S97.  LOOALS  A big bear was shot Sunday cut near No.  5 shaft by Win. Hoffeng  Forty Jap3 returned from ������1 aser river  fishing on Wednesday.  FOR SAL33 a good set-cmd hand bicy;.-l<-  cheap.    Enquire at News Oju-tce.  A tretty has baen s''������ocd hot ween Russia  and Franco,     Us terms are not known..  The captain and his lieutenant ofH-  Y*I. S. Amphion took a spin around ihe  'lake, Monday.  "Reu<\;r the Rose, "by Auatey, abounds in  sparkling and arnuaiug surnrides. To be  had at Peacey & Go's.   ���������  FOR, SALE.���������A Nsw Home si-wing ma-  chine, aad lied room yir.tc, almost new.  Eiiquu-e at Xnv/s Orrrcii.  The road from Courtenay up the Settlement i=i reported full of hole*, n'ithin������n hav-  ing been done to' it thirl year.  The deer aro plentiful and coming clown  to the streams for water, are foi'owed by  panthers, whioli not objecting to :*. change  of diet, occasionally take a sheep.  , XST Will give lessor.-1 en piano, mandolin, banjo, guitar; also in painting, point  ljioe,    drawn wo-1: and embroiderv.  AittS.  BAKILBTT.  Letters are bc-iii" v.-zitten in the name of  persons without their consent, asking fur  positions ��������� under the city government of  Cumberland January next. These ]etrei*s  are addressed to prof, iilakewcll Taki-if**  liberty with other people's names may lead  to trouble.  At a recent convention of the W.C.T. U.  held in Victoria, Mrs. A. ������J. Eiailiday was  appointed superintendent of Heredity and  Hygiene, and Mrs. AIa->uire of U^iou, super  iutendenfc of Unfennenied Wine for communion purposes. Th������ convention was  well attended, and its public medtiii-zs in the  Metropolitan Church, very interesting.  ���������CALL and examine the Slock of  Ladies Fancy Slippers arid Oxford Ties,  at McPhee & Mooie's:  PERSONALS.  Miss Skianer is visiting on Hornby fsland  Mi'j Arehib-ild   Dick   was in   town   last  week.  Rev. Mr. Hardy returned Friday to Vancouver.  Mr. F. B. -Young' barrister, relumed lo  Nanaimo   Friday.  'Mr. Robt. Brydan mad-.1 U Aon a flying  'visit lay; Wednesday.  Mrs. S. Davis went to Nisiftiino Friday;  will return Wednesday.  Mrs. .J. W. Hutchinson has yona to Vn.-  tjria for two week's visiS,  Mrs. Beokman, who has be-en absent for  Sjine weeks, returned on Wod-ioadi*.}-.  Miss Orchard was a paason^r on tho C'.'ty  of Naoaimo Friday, to bd gony a cnuphj of  weeks.  Mrs. L. P. Ejkstiea returned from a visit  to Vancouver, oa. Monday ot last week by  the Tepic.     ���������    ���������     & .-.'���������" yc  Mr. James McGuirc, and wife (formerly  Miss Orchard) are here on a vioit at her  mother's.  Mrs. Lamb, who h-*.s been staying for  some time with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Campbell received last Thursday the sad hitelti-  ��������� gence by wire of the death of,her husband  in California. She left for that-state on  Friday.  Mr. Geo. W. Clinton, wife and children  left Friday for the'Eiafc. They went direct  to Toronto, and from there will go to Har-  risburgh, Pa., which will be their head-  : quarters; although, they wiii visit Philadelphia, and other points. Mr. Clinton is expected uo return in about; a month.  Mr. George Howe of Union. Bay came up  to Union over the Trail on Friday. He  crossed the bridgeless stream near the  Wa-iher by detaching the horae from the  buggy, fording the Trent and picking his  way slowly and cautiously along. He reports the school as having opened there  with 12 scholars.  GOUBTESTAY ITEMS.  The saw ,-r.ill  here is running full blast.  Mr. Robt. Graham is going out o! the  logging- business.  The Courtenay House is a favorite  place for the naval officers.  We learn that Mr. Adam McKelvcy  has leased his farm for a term of years.  Rev. Mr. Tait was appointed by the  Presbyterian Convention to report whelb-  er a missionary should be sent to Tex ad a  Island.  Mr. A Dick, Mine Inspector, has never  visited the 'famous firming' section of  Comox; thinks of taking- a peep at it  when the Exhibition conies off here next  mon ;h.  A sow weighing- 100 lbs, belonging to  Capt. S.-ilmond of the Settlement, has  been missing for some two w.eeks or  more. It is thought she has eloped with  a panther.  POWER OF ATTORNKY.  This is to certify that I have this day made  Frank P.wka my Power of Attorney  to transact all of my business whilts I  am absent from Union.  ���������   . Nklson Parks.  Witness    W B. Walker, J. P.  Union, Aug. 2G:h, 1897.  ELOSS-HAXiLIDAY.  At the residence of tho bride's parents,  Sandwich, on Thursday evening, Sept. 9ch,  Mr. O. S. Moss, O. E of Sloaau City, and  Misa Ida A. Halliday, daughter of Mr. aod  Mrs. A J. Halliday, were united in marriage, the Rev. Mr. Tait officiating: The  happy coupio left Friday morning for their  new home in Slocan City.  Sp-.cial Prize of Ten Dollars.  The Vancouver Inland Flock Masters  Association offer through Mr. George  Heatherbell of Hornbv Island a special  prize of $ro.oo fo/ the best PEDIGREED  RAM at the Exhibition Oct. 7th, at Courte-  nav.  GEORGE BlSlI is now prepared to furnish Music for-Danc.es and Surprise  Parties.    Terms moderate.  Gordon Murdoek,.  Third Si.        Union, B. O.  giacksiDitliiiig  in all its branches,  and Wagons neat-  ly Repaired���������=������������!a-*rs!^a������.  M. d.   HENRY,  Nurseryman and  FLOBIST  r  yAMTCOtrVEH, B. C.  Greenhouse. Nursery. Apiary and Poai-  offic   Address,    Go-i   Westminster    Road.  Large stock of flowering bulbs for fall  plauting at eastern prions or less.  Finest stock of transplanted three and  four years old fruit trues 1 ever offered,  Au extra choice assortment of small fruit  plants and bushes, roses, ornamentals, etc.  at lowesc cash prices. ���������'  NO AGENTS! Send for catalogue before placing your order; it will pay you.    ���������  ...FOR  SALE...  Consisting of Cows, Heifers,  Calves, Bulls, all a No. i  -stock of the best Strains, and  registered in A. J. C. C.: also  Berkshire Swine from  .   Imported Stock.  and Italian   Bees,   prices   low.  Address: J. S. SMITH  . .. Ol overwork   Farm . ..  CHiLLIWACK,  B.C.  Espiialt & Nanaimo Ry.  Time   Table   No.    28,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday " Mar  29th 1S97.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read-down.   '  * ~ Sat."&  . I Daily. | Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. m. 1 p. m.  Wellington    |   8.00   |    4.00  Ar. Nanaimo  |   11.48 I    7.25  Ar.  Wellington...'.  |   12.15 j    7.45  GOING   SOUTH���������Read up.  ' 1     A *M    |    I' M,  i Daily. | Sat. &  Sur-cVy.  Ar. Victoria i    12.:iO  Ly. Kiuiuinio for Vict oriii.. ,.   |   P.-10  Lv,  "Weliim-ton J'or Victoria       S.J5  ICO  4.S3  ���������1.15  A  t  era  s,  o UNION.  THE   FOLLOWING' PRICES   WILL  EULE, TJIvTTIL F'JRTHEE NOTICE:  Elgin main springs,     60 cents  "VValtham main springs 60 cts.  For  rates nnd hifovi.mtum apply   at Com-  piiny'rt offices.  A. DUN':3M\H 11, JOSEPK irUNTER.  J'resideiit.       , Oen'l Supt  II. K.PRIOR,  fS������n. FrciKht. and Passengei-  Agt,  owiss mam springs,'  English main springs,  Jewels, all patterns,  Watch cleaning,  75 cts.  it    n  -60 '  50"'  All work guaranteed  Orange lodge meet? Wednesday night  when visiting officials will attend.   ,  ���������GO TO���������  SSD C,   HOOVERS  The only Fipsc Class Tonsorial Ar-  r  . tist in the City.  , Wh"M vou may,wish an easy shave  As good as barbers ever gave,  Just call at my shaving parlor  At morn, eve or busy noon.  I cut and dross tho hair with grace  To suit the contour of the face.  Tho room is neat.aud towels clean,  Scissors shai-M and razors keen,  And everything I think you'll find  To suit the taste and please the mind; ,  And nil my art'and skill can do,  If you jus? call I'll do for you.  SID C.  HOOVER  Union, B.'C.  Opposite Vcndomo Hotel. '   '  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for yenls at -  Leiser's.  COBIOX ITEMS.  ���������      H.   M. S.   Am phi cm   is   with   us   now;  expected to remain a fortnight longer.  Mr. J. B. Holmes is in- England, and  Mr. Jno. Baird is attending to his store.  Mr. W. Anderton returned from a visit  lo Vancouver and Victoria.-on Wednesday.-  Mr. IT. C. Lucas, notwithstanding the  raise in the price of wheat is selling bread  at the old price.  ���������Fimlst line of Misses and Children's  Shoea'in town at McPhee & Moore's.  ��������� SECOND hand  "hike" at Anderson's,,  wili sell cheap.    Come, LOOKKE !  w������rjcffl������������vpgMKBwmzrjuKgr������Eat.-������'^TC.'  The ladies of the Presbyterian   Churdh  will give a Social and   Entertainment  on  Tuesday evening.   Sept.   21.     Admission  25 cents.     Refreshments   will   be served.  Doors open at 7:^0,  ima  '^\li  SSK'.  Ins  <*m  \*&> m iia M m  I  #ll!������i 1  W4>  aMMrc^.sai-nxx������ra*=������s==KraTrti^tr}^^  yrrcGzvsx!ts2TZ*armKsxx2>������z2teMtJiixv^^  ,-^; irm mm S -3^  sv^wu.-gpetLarja bscs* va^nt j-yOmh: nuuwMKtnfiMvayj^. crm  S3 ffl?  fi f-if  *v M i-t ta  Sis"*'  r/47  Mb  \y%  i^.^\  :V wt  * J   -^  >i *-���������'   iri  -%$ imp $$ $r  |i*} msd& .vS* *Mj  c  m  >/?a $<i jvj$ .'^,.* fl*Ai  fttV.    S-.Y.1?.    V/-.1    ���������_*������   li"*"   jJ"3  r������$.  $1^ 1'^ ^ M  SLATERS���������It is needless to tell you an}^thing about this make. You'already know  that theirs are the leaders for men. We have just received all the latest styles for  the fall.     The Bull-dog, with heavy 'rubber soles,   the   Broad-foot,   the  Piccadilly  and the Coin, are some of the new ones.     You will be  well   repaid   by   having  a  look at these before buying.   .We have them to fit all feet, long or short, broad  or  narrow. .  ���������       ���������  AMES HOLD EN and CO.���������We-have-as usual, a   full line of this  popular  firm's  in ladies', misses, child's, men's and boys', in prices to suit every one  Ladies' and misses Oxford shoes must be cleared out.  $1.25.  See the lines at 75c. $1.00 and  y  ������%<>Vi -.   -������������������'

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