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 p,  7)PV>  ���������..���������''���������'���������! 3*1  /  ���������CL  NO.    253.    UNION  ^���������MOX  _.*_>j  DISTRICT,  B.   C,    TUEDAY   SEPT., 21st,   1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  /  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.  |o| sznsvdioisr, Xj_e_iise!_r  _Sg8__-3__Sg^__S@__^3������__ge  cBp  V^W*  -of New Goods,   Suitable,tor the-���������1  Expected   to  mm.  and will be opened a  end of the weeke  nd offered for sale  by  the  _������wr__ia___SSS_SSib���������  Just received a shipment of  Rubber Goods direct from the  from the factory, composed of  Water Bags, Ice Bags, Syringes,   Atomizers, Tubing,   etc.  GOOD   SUPPLY OF ALL THE   POPULAR  PATENT MEDICINES:  Perfume and Toilet Articles,,Soaps, Brushes &.Combs.  ������gs@s__s__s_sgs  Family Recipes   Accur-  Prescription   and  ately Dispensed .  HEAD'  for   Stationery  TE  S  8l    School    Books.  P__acE!Lj & Co. Druggists,  Union.  ^^ Open on Sundays from 10 to .11 o'clock a. m.  and from .3 to 6 o'clock p. m.  Special Prize of Ten Dollars.  The Vancouver Inland Flock Masters  Association offer through Mr. George  "Heatherbell of Hornby Island a special  prize of $10.00 for the best PEDIGREED  RAM at the Exhibition Oct. 7th, at Courtenay. ^   GORDON  MURDOCK'S ...  __*__5__rg*_gg-8���������-_-LI VERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  Reasonable Prices  Near Blacksmith -Shop, 3rd St.  UNION, B. C.  SPECIAL  PRIZE.  H prtse of two collars will be  given by ffots. /ID. Wbitn&s tor  fcresseo ooll to be er*  Mhiteb at the (Tomor. Hgricul*  tural anO JnoiijStrial Sbow a  Courtenay _>ct. 7tb, by Qivl  not oper 12 years of age. TLo  be awaroeo to most neatly  maoe an& complete costume,  Irrespective Of quality of ma*  terial.  ���������Finest line of Misses and Children's  Shoes in town at McPhee & Moore's.  FIRST   PRIZE  A RTICL E.  THE   following   article,    of  which Miss Dora Crawford, of  Sandwick,   is   the  author,   received   the first  prize in   The  News Literary   Prize Contest,  as the best   historical  and dis-  criptive   article   submitted  by  those who had  this year   sue-'  cessfully passed  an   examination  for a  high  school.     Miss  Crawford is now in attendance  at the High School in Victoris*  Her  portrait    here    given   is  considered   a very  good likeness.  Wednesday's  /Qom  OUR   DISTRICT.  iMOX DISTRICT is situated on  R, the east side of Vancouver Island  ^ffib_���������^*<2> on tne Gulf of Georgia, and  is about 240 square miles in area. 'It is  bounded on the north by the 50th parallel, 011 tile sotirh" bv M"-lr,.-���������.'j District, on  the east by the Gulf of Georgia, and on"  the west oy tbe Buiurd R.iaye. The  di-iiiict is  Nanaimo,  Range  reached   bv   a  steamer, from  which    runs  once a week,  binding at Comox wharf, whK:h the naval  authorities have recently chosen ab a  firing station for H.?vl.S.  About one half of the district is open  land, cr covered with light timber, and.  well adapted for agricultural purposes;  the soil-being, principally vegetable or  "sandy loam, and the remainder is covered with a heavy growth of fir, spruce, and  cedar, the cutting down and sending to  market of which furnishes a great,  number of men employment during the  summer months. The valley is well  watered by rivers, the Tsoium and Punt-  ledge running the whole length of the  valley. They also contain mountain and  speckled trout, which furnish excellent  sport for anglers. Living springs of thp.  purest water can be found almost everywhere. The whole valley overlies a coal  formation. The Colliery Company at  Union, belonging to R. Dunsmuir & Sons  are taking out from 700 to 1000 tons a  day, and so furnish work for several  hundred men.  The climate of Comox District is very  healthful; in winter the thermometer  rarely reaches zero, and in summer the  heat is tempered either by the ocean's  breeze on the east, or Buford mountains  on the west. The principal towns of the  district are Union, Courtenay, Comox.  The roads throughout the district are  excellent, and cycling is a favorite pastime of many of the residents, and offi ers  of H.M.S.  The land> in the vicinity of Crmox Bay,  was originally owned by a tribe of Indians  called Puntledge. About fifty years ago  the more powerful Comox tribe, whose  lands were in the vicinity of what is now  known as Campbell River, came down in  large war canoes and attacked them, and  after a fierce battle, in which a great  number of the Puntledge Indians were  killed, the survivors were driven up the  river to what is known as the Potato  Patches on the Puntledge river, the  Comox Indians taking possession of their  lands and settling down on them. The  government has since laid off a reservation of several hundred acres on the same  river for the use of the remnant- of the  Puntledge tribe.  About forty years ago a man named  Peter Michel pre-empted the first land in  the Comox District, his location being  the farm now owned by Mr. William  Mathewson.    He was afterwards shot by I  s_E_coj_nsi sieioiESM s_eee:o_ed'������>  II!  We  have just   received   direct   from   the   East 20   cases    ������  Boots and shoes ot all the   LATEST STYLEo   to suit th   e  most fastidious.    ChiIdrerts Shoes a Specialty.   Call and see  our Stock before purchasing elsewhere  SAVE MONEY by purchasing your SHOES of  . 2^e:E*_=3__:__ <__ :_*koO_3JEi.  the Indians and died while being taken  to Nanaimo foi treatment. The report  that extensive prairie land had been discovered at Comox, brought several  adventurous miners, who had returned  from the gold diggings of Cariboo, to  locate farms. Thereafter the settling of  the open land proceeded rapidly.  At   first   the   only   communication the  settlers   had was  bv  a small   schooner,  owned and commanded by Captain J. D.  Warren,   of    Victoria.    Occassionaly    a  small steamer named the  Emily  Harris  brought up live stock  and   other  freight  the schooners could not carry.    The first  - steamer to make regular trips to the district was   the Sir   James   Douglas, commanded by Captain W. R. Clarke. ��������� She  run for tome  time, .making at first one  trip a month; afterwardsas the population  became greater, she increased her service  to bi-monthly trip;,  landing her .passengers with -canoes; and as the water was  shallow for  some  distance   the   Indians  carried the passengers on their, backs, to  high ground.    In 1872 the presentwharf  was built  at  Comox   Bay,   and a line of  steamers was put on by, Mr. S. Pratt,-making weekly trips; after which   the growth  of the district was iTiore rapid.  r About this time coal was discovered by  Messrs.    CiitTe,   Dick,  and ' others,   and  although   little  effoit   was  made at  thai  t :ne   lo    develop     til'-*     property,      the  knowledge   that   she , district    contained  valuable mineral wealth,   encouraged the  HEW ROAD, BUILDING.  On the so-called Naaaimo--Comox Trunk  road, south of the wharf, section 4���������If  miles, has bean given to Wm.Baikie, as<the  lowest contractor; section 5, 1J miles, to F.  Cunhfis; section 6, 1 mile, to Ryan Bros;  section 7, 1 mile, to F. Cunliffe. This is  as fur as Deep Bay. '  WHYTE���������-LYTTELL.  .  At the residence of Mrs. D. Williams,  Point Holmes, on Wednesday, Sept. 15th,  Mr. Charles Whyle; engineer, of Union,  tand Miss Jannie Maria Lyttell of Point  Holmes, were united in marriage, 'the  Rev. A. Tait officiating. <���������  .,  Passenger   Listi  CITY of NANAIMO Sept. 15th :    Mr.  G.Douglas, W.Moore, J.Keruch, Pudgen,  Mrs.   Rush worth, Clancey, McRoan,  E.  Anderson, E. Swansey,   R.McGargle, L.  Hazavo,' Godfrey; R. Graham,  Miss Ten-  ning, Mrs. Britle'r, Mrs/b. C. Car, J. W.  Holland, Mrs.Piket, H?Gillan, A:Watson,  -D.McPherson, A. Rushworth, W.H.Gale,  Miss Anderson, J.Frew,  Mr.Alsop, Maggie  Potter,   T. Turner,   Mrs! Aslett,  Mr.  Miller, J.J. McKinnon, Dr. Jl; Belts, A. J.  McKay, J. Graham, Mrs.   Cowie, W. A.  Anderton, D. Jones, J. Atkins, A. McMillan, W.B.Anderson. ���������.     , **���������-..'  hnntfj    to   siiCl-i  iinpr.ivc 'hem.  The first   gram  ,'-.  to  icir  farms  ana  for   school  purposes  ���������inder ihir Provincial government wis  made, in 1-S71. A school house was built,  which now stands on the upper,prairi  road, and Mr. SI F. Crawford was  engaged.as teacher, opening the school  with an attendance of 15 pupils. Previous to this, sch.uol had been kept in a'  Ing building on the mission property, in  which the Rev. J. X. Willemar heid  divine service on the Sabbath day. As  the district increased in population, new  churches and, school houses were built,  until at the present time there are five  school houses, and eight churches.  About seven yeaisago, R. Dunsmuir &  Sons, having purchased the Union coal  property, began opening the mines, since  which time the town of Union has, grown  up near the works, with a population of  about 3000 inhabitants. This town furn  ishes.the farmers of the district a ready  market for their produce and increases  the value of their farmr*  very  ���������MRS. C. calls on Mrs. J.���������"Gocd  morning Mrs. J. Did you heai that  CheapJJohn has 20 tons of goods coming  up on next boat?" "No." "Well, he  has, and he. says he will hew to the line,  let the chips fall where they may."  "Good for him ! that's what we need."  BiaTHS.  McLEOD.���������At Union, Sept., i6th, to Mr.  and Mrs. D. McLcod, a daughter.  McKay.���������At Union, Sept., 19th,   to  Mi.  and Mrs. A. J. McKay, a son.  UXION SHIPPING.���������Sept. 14.' the  Thistle, 235 tons; and the Princess Louise, nr tons, and the Tepio 391 tons of  coke; Sept. 16, the Minneola, 3450 tons;  Sept. 17, Tees, 42 tons; Maude, 45 tons;  Williammetle, S74 tons; Sept. 18, the  Thistle, 25r tons of fire clay and the Te-  pic and Scow sailed with a load of coal  and coke; Sept. 20, Monmouthshire, 800  tons;���������in all 5765 tons of coal, and 391  tons of coke, besides the ia������t load of coke  and coal by the Tepic; amount not reported. The Warrimoo, San Mateo,  and Glory of the Seas due this week.  Wm. Home has opened a  blacksmith  shop at Union Bay.  Mrs. D? McLeod, who  has  been  ill, is believed, to be out of danger.  Mr.-R. McGargle has   returned   from  an attempt to get  through   to   Klondike  over the trail.    His   horse   .was   injured  and he wisely determined to a wait.a more  favorable time.  Master Russell Smith, aged thirteen,  who lives on the Westwood farm, had  his right arm broken below the elbow  last Sunday, in the shed' near the Presbyterian Church, Sandwick. He mount-,  ed the horse in the shed which started  before he got hold of the bndlt, bringing  his arin in contact with a beam.  Panther's terrible work,���������A panther has invaded Denman Island and  Killed a good many sheep supposed to  have been the work of dogs until the enemy was seen.  Awarded  Highest Honors���������-World's Fair,  Gold MedaS, Midwinter Fair.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  LeiseiJs.  Change of Agents.  Mr. James Abrams having sometime  ago sent in his resignation as agent for  Ihe Dominion Building and Loan Association, the agency has been accepted by  Mr. L. P. Eckstein, to whom dues must  be paid.  KTOTICE.  ALL water rates are due and payable  at the Campany's Office, First Street,  on the last week of each month. Rates  payable to Geo. Stevens, Supt. or Lawrence Nunns, Collector.  OFFICE HOURS, Tuesdays and  Friday, from   12 noon    till 1 p.m.,    and  7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.  F. B. Smith, Sec  A Pure Grape Crssm.oS Tnrfcr Powder.  40 YEARS THE  ���������vrrA?;.T  ANDARD.  MUSIC _os Dahces,  GEORGE BlSil is now prepared to furnish Music for Dances and Surprise  Parties.    Terms moderate.  " *l tlgWMB���������*__MfB?  *k  Subscribers who do not receive their" paprr regularly will pi ease notify us at once.  Apply at the office for advertising rates.  the mm.  PARISIAN  LAWYERS.  UltflOK. B.C.  The Week's Commercial Summary.  The gold   exports ���������at   Kew "York   last  week were 82,800,000, and more is likely  . to be shipped this week.  Stocks of wheat at Port Arthur and  Fort William are 2,045,335. bushels as  against 2,22S, 363 bushels   a year ago.  Y  The Government circulation of Dominion notes is 821,974,5S3, which varies  but slightly as compared   with a   month  ago. ?;'"'   '..   ."���������''.     ?' '���������' ���������     -  The wheat, and flour markets are dull  and depressed in Ontario in consequence  of the weakness in Britain. The export  demand is limited.        .,  The export demand for wheat has fallen  off within a few days and prices consequently are lower. The heavy shipments'  of wheat from Russia to Western Europe  partly accounts for the weaker   markets.  There is great difficulty in getting  ocean freight space for cattle at Montreal,  and prices of shipping qualities are  weaker in oonsequence. Offerings on the  Toronto market on Tuesday were unusually large.  The visible supply of wheat in the  United States and Canada decreased 2, -  125.000 bushels last week, and the total  is now 29,737,000 bushels, the smallest  amount since the summer of 1892. The  amount afloat to Europe is 18,480,000  bushels, an increase of 1,040,000 bushels  ��������� for the: week. A year ago the amount  afloat was 30,000,000 bushels. The visible  amount afloat combined aggregate , 48,-  217,000 bushels, as against 83,146,000  bushels a year ago, .a decrease of nearly  35, OOO,000 bushels.       '      '.  The trade situation at Montreal is very  little different from a week ago. No  speoial activity is noticeable in any one  line, and the general movement of merchandise can only be called a moderate  one. Payments are reported a little better  in some quarters, but there is still plenty  of room for improvement, in this particular. The money market remains featureless, funds being in' ample supply, and  the rate for call loans unchanged at four  per cent.  The trade.'siuation, at Toronto presents  few new features. There is no particular  activity in any line, but dealers are hop-  ling for improvement. In dry goods the  demand has been fair, but there is no  doubt had the weather been favorable  'the sorting-up movement would have  j been greater. Prices generally are unchanged. There have been shipments of  teas from here to the United States,; a  good many Japans worth about 15c being in demand.  ,     The   British   shipbuilding   yiards continue to be very   fully   employed,    at all  events to the end of   the   iirst quarter of  1897i     Returns compiled by Lloyd's   Register show that   the   tonnage   of vessels  under construction   at the end of Maroh  ��������� was 44,000 tons   in excess   of the figures  at the end of   December   last,   while the  total tonnage _nder construction  showed  an increase of 59,217 tons   over   the like  quarter of 1896.   Excluding warships the  number of vessels building on March 31st  ;was 43E5, of 828,4S1 gross ' tons, of which  1388 ships,    with   a   tonnage of   810,439,  I were steamships.    The   district   securing  ��������� the largest individual portion of the new  'work was Belfast, namely,    147,242 tons,  jas compared with 107,247 tons at the end  of March,. 1896.  Proportionately Middles-  ! bro' and Stockton had almost as large an  expansion,   the     tonnage   rising     from  ' 49,300 tons last year'to   67,514   tons this  'year.    The Clyde still possessed   the lead  as regards actual work in hand,   the tonnage being   160,969.    Sunderland   yards  ihad 134,321   tons on   the   stocks; Newcastle,  129,731   tons; Greenock,    85.560;  i Hartlepool and Whitby, 47,420 tons; and  (the Barrow   district,    11,035   tons.     The  j Government, dockyards   had   in hand 14  vessels with a total displacement of 133,-  [ 020 tons, while   in    private   yards  there  -were 95 vessels building  of   335,455 tons  displacement.    Of the   latter 28 ships, of  81,060 tons, were   for   foreign countries,  by far the greater number of these being  placed at   Newcastle.    As   to   merchant  ', tonnage it   appears   that   310 vessels, of  614,830 tons were   for the   United King-  jdom, 24,621 tons were  for   the   colonies,  'and among foreign countries Japan   was  'most   prominent.    11    vessels   ot   51,215  !grsss tons being destined for   that coun-  ��������� try, 17,330 tons were for Germany, 14,570  ���������tons for   Holland,   and   12,000    tons for  1 Russia  Their _ife is Very Different From That of  American Attorneys.  Lawyers in France, according to a  Rochester gentleman, who has just returned from a three years' sojourn in  Paris, do not have such an easy time as i  they do in this country, says the Union ;  and Advertiser 'There,'far from encouraging the bright young men of the land  to enter into, the legal profession, it  would, seem that they are discouraged  and every obstacle thrown in their path,  the result generally lining that it is only  a,rich man\?who can be a lawyer.  "Under the regulations at   present   in  force,,," says this Rochester , gentlennnan,'  "barristers, after  they   have' kept   their  ternis and passed a sort   of   three   years'  novitiate, during  which   they   .have   the  title of advocate, but have   no   voice   in.  the deliberationsof,the Council   of ��������� Discipline, and   are   not   inscribed    on   the  rolls.    They can plead during   the   three  years' probation,    but'   it   is    a   sort   of  empty privilege in, nine cases out of  teii. j  When an   eminent '-barrister-..-in    France !  employs a junior it is generally some one  inscribed on the rolls; should he   employ  the probationer,, the honor thus  accorded  him must- suffice.    He does not pay-him.  "But he must live, .and here is   where  the problem comes in,    which    is   much  more easily solved by   the   American   or  English young lawyer  than it is   by   his  Parisian  brother.'  In the first place there  is the'-outlay for   his   gown,    or   bretta,  which comes close to   SO   francs,    unless  he prefers to hire it at   the   rate    of   ten  cents per   day.-   Then   he   must   engage  someone to teach   him   deportment,   fortius-is an essential qualification-  in   this  land, where King   Etiquette   rules   with  an iron hand.  The services of a professor  of'the-conservatory-mlist  also   be   called  in to train his'voice, unless   nature   has  been kind to him in   that "respect.    But  these expenses   are   mere   incidents..   He  must, above all, not live in small   chambers and rent dingy offices.    Poverty is a  poor key to open the pockets of client's.  ���������'(,.','��������� Getting; a Pointer.  "You are a farmer, I take it?" queried  the sharp-nosed man as he sat down beside the man with his . trousers tuoked  into his hoots.        ,  'Waal, yaas, I farm," was the reply. .  "Then I want to talk to you. I've got  a patent hay-fork which I am going to  travel with this summer, and I should  like to eret a few pointers from you to  start on."  , ' P'inters, eh? Waal, what sort?"  "How should I approach the average  farmer?" -..  'Waal, you'll ginerally find him in the  field."  .- : "Yes."        *'.-   :   .  'Just tell him what you've got."  '��������� "Yes."   -  '/ "   ?,'-.;  "He'll ask you to the barn to talk."  "I see."  "But'don't,-you-go.    Instead   of   that,  make a bee-line   fur  your   buggy,- climb  in, and scoot as fast as   you can   go 'for  the next six miles." .'���������  "But, why?":'/..  "Oli, nuthin' much. I only killed six  myself last week? but you know it  rained purty steady for two days, and  travel was   light."���������Harper's   Magaiizne.  FOURTEEN   YEARS   IN   TERROR.  Warned by Eats. -  The   conditions   favoring   plague   are  similar to those  favoring   typhus   fever,  namely: crowd poisoning,    bad   ventilation and drainage, impure water  supply,  famine or   imperfect   nourishment,   and  inattention to sanitary requirements.    It  is probable of this disease,   as   of; yellow  fever, that   human   habitations   and the  ground may become   so   thoroughly  infected as the   establish endemicity.    The  bacillus   may   infect   food   and   water,  though   how long it will   retain   its virility in water is - as   yet   undetermined.  Clothing   and     other    personal   effects,  bedding, etc.,-may   be   infected   through-  the discharges.  The bacillus is not killed  by drying, as is the case with the cholera  bacillus, and may be carried in the  'dust  arising through the cleansing   of   dwelling houses which   plague   patients   have  occupied. .?'������������������  A   very ' important   element  -��������� in   the  spread-of plague,in houses and   localities  are, rats and other animals.    It   has been  found that.rats,    mice,    snakes,   beetles,  bugs, flies, dogs, and jackals are infected  during an epidemic.  It is significant that  the purely  h'erbiverous   animals���������horses,  oxen, sheep, goats and   rabbits���������are   exempt.    Rats die   in large , numbers, and  generally this phenomenon is observed in  advance of the appearance   of the plague  anioug human beings.  The oeiuse of their  infection is still a, subject of   discussion.  The soil becomes    infected,    and   a   very  common belief*-in   Oriental   countries is  that the rat contracts   the   disease   from  miasmatic emanations from the soil, but  this has never been scientifically   demonstrated, and is probably   incorrect.     The  fact that mortality among   rats  precedes  an outbreak, of   plague   among   human  beings is   explained   by   Lowson   by the  fact that rats   have   their   snouts   about  an inch above the floors   of  houses,   and  are more liable to inspire plague-infected  dust  than   are   human beings.���������General  Walter Wyman, in North  American   Review.  An All-Suiliciciit Reason.  "No, lady," remarked Mr. Waggles,  as he dexterously slipped the remainder  of the pie into his pocket unobserved,  "I kin trolly say that I never touches  cards now in any form wotever���������they're  dangerous."  "That is right, my good man," said  Mrs. Easything, earnestly. "And what  caused you to give them up? Did you  realize that they were leading you to perdition?"  "Worse than that, lady. The last time  I played a game of cards I found a spade  in me hand."  ���������r.    Kiplinjr the.Gentleman.   >, .  Most Of the stories about Kipling's de-  . cideel    linconveri'tionalities . are   untrue,  and the small remainder   ought   not   to  have been   told, ? for  -he  '-conforms   very  carefully   to   conventional   surroundings  and lets out his high spirits and his taste  for frank manners only among   intimate  friends and. in   .his   out-of-door-life.     In  short; he is a   gentleman   as   woll as ah  artist.  Of course he is a good talker.  Not  that all, or   many,   literary   artists   are,  but somehow one  -knows   that   Kipling  must be,  with his intense, vital   interest  in everything^ and those clear-cut,   ready  sentences,   not   book   words,    but   live,  talking words, that   we have   learned to  know him by.    He can have a good time  at social functions, too, but much of that  sort of thing tires him.   It   is   certainly  worth   while saying   of   such   a "man's  man" as Kipling in his   literary character, that a charming and gentle and very  ladV gave as one   of her   first  impressions   of   him,    "the  wholesomenesB   and     sweetness   of   his  atmosphere,   which   is"   always     almost  affectionate."���������-From"A Sketch of Rud-  yard Kipling," by Charles D.   Lanier, in  Review of Reviews.  Bu- l)r. .Ijtucm's Cure  for the   Heart Gave  " Kelief 'in   30  Minutes   and Three   liottles  .EfP-ctefl a Cure  Which  Baffled,the liest  of Physicians. '       , ������������������"',  , This is what Mrs/ J., Cockburn, of  Warkwoith, Ont., says: "For -fourteen  years I have been a great, sufferer, from  heart disease; troubled very much ..'with  sharp, shooting pains constantly passing  through my heart. "Very often the spasms  were so severe that I would become, unconscious. -, My limbs would swell and  become quite cold. For these fourteen  years I doctored with best physicians  without relief. Having seen Dr. Agnew's  Cure for the Heart advertised, I determined to ,try'it, and before I had taken;  half a' bottle I found great relief. I felt  the beneficial effects inside of thirty minutes. ���������' I have taken threo bottles an'd it  has done, me more good .tlian any medi-  ��������� cinc or any,physician ever 'did. I can  conscientiously recommend - it to  sufferers from 1 eart trou ble."  fcfc  Doctors Blecommend  W  u----*il  ;"������������������;'��������� ceylon? tea??: ;,  Lead Packets Only, 25c, 40c, 50c <fc 60o.  yfe^fc ",','���������     : . :-;..:?'-?'..'?"?:,'���������  ?  Wrinkles  all  How to Keep Wrinkles A'way.  , A simple preventive against the appearance of wrinkles is this: Saturate a  soft towel in very, hot water, wring it  and apply it to the face, keeping it there  for at least twenty minutes. Then dry  the face very 'gently.., This must be done  just before going to bed. When traveling,  if the skin,is very sensitive, do not bathe  the face except at night and in the morning, and then throw a few drops of tincture of benzoin into the water, so that it  may be made soft and agreeable to the  skin.���������Ladies' Home Journal.  EIGHTY !N   EVERY  HUNDRED  Can _e Removd and  ���������','    the Skm made Soft   _*  and , Youthful  in   appearance by using-  &$��������� Peach Bloom  okm  To Purify the Blood, Tone  op the System and give new  Life and Vigor nothing equals  discerning  and lasting  How to Ruin a Son.  Let him have his own way���������allow.him  free use of money-���������suffer him ��������� to rove  where he pleasag   on   the   Sabbath-day-���������-  Tolerated Them.  "Who are these people that live next  door?" asked the caller.  "I've forgotten their name," said the  wife of the,prosperous pugilist. "They'  have queer ways,, and they are rather  poor, but they seem to be respectable.  The husband, I think is a professor in  some school or other. It takes all kinds  of people to make a world."���������Chicago  Tribune.  ,. The Use of Steam.  It lifts, i's lowers, it propels,   it   stows.  It drains, it,plows,'it   reaps,   it-mows:  It pumps,'it bores; it irrigates.  It dredges, it digs, it excavates.  It pulls, it pushes, it draws, it   drives.  It splits, it planes, it saws, it rives.  It carries, it scatters, it collects, it  biings.  It blows, it puffs, it halts and' springs.  It bursts, condenses, opens and   shuts.  It pricks, it drills, it hammers and  cuts.  It shovels, it washes, it bolts and binds.  It threshes, it winnows, it mixes and  grinds.  It crushes, it sifts, it punches, it kneads.  It molds, it stamps, it presses, it feeds.  It rakes,  it scrapes, it sows, it   shaves.  It runs on land, it rides on waves.  It mortises, forges, rolls and rasps.  It polishes, rivets, files and clasps.  It brushes, scratches, cards and   spins.  It puts out fires, and papers pins.  It weaves, it winds, it twists, it throws.  It stands, it lies, it comes and goes.  It winds, it knits, it carves, it hews.  It coins, it prints���������aye! prints this  news.  Suffer More or _ess From That Most Offensive of Diseases, Catarrh���������That Dr. Ajr-  new's Catarrhal Powder is a Wonderful  Remedy is Testiiied to by Thousands Who  Havo Keen Cured Outriffhl���������Mr. ��������� Alex.  Edinondsnn of Eosemuth, Ont., Says :  "I have been troubled with catarrh for  a great many years. Have suffered  greatly from it. I had tried all the so-  called cures, but never received any relief from them. Seeing Dr. Agnew's  Catarrhal Powder largely advertised, I  determined to try it, although very sceptical about any relief, but I was greatly  and agreeably disappointed, for from the  first dose I received very great relief, and  to-day I can honestly say that it has  cured. I keep it constantly in the house,  as we find it a quick cure for cold in the  head. It gives almost instant relief. I  have no hesitancy in proclaiming it tho  best cure for catarrh, and I heartily  recommend it to all-sufferers from this  malady."  Perfect  SO cts. each at Drug stores or sent  prepaid on receipt of price.    -,.���������   .  CitowN Medicine Co., Tohonto.  Out for Itlood.  Cactus Charlie���������Holloa, Sam; wot air  ye cleanin' yer gun for? Expectin' any  trouble ?  . Sure Shot Sam���������Yes.  Gittin' ready   to  go to New York.  Cactus Charlie���������Whew I What's takin'  ye thar?  Sure Shot Sam���������One o' them eastern  chaps as I had dealin's with jist telegraft  me that he'd draw on me at sight, an'  I'm goin' to see if he's as good as-his  word.  TELEGRAPH  TELEPHONE  TIGER __.  Arc the brands of  our celebrated sulphur matches.  If you want the  best,  ask for them.  | The E. B. Eddy Co., Ltd.;  Hull I Montreal I Toronto.  HHHIHHHIHHHHIi  ���������  ���������  ���������  We Always have on hand  a large stock of  Here and Theret  1 If Greece should advertise now it would  probably be under the heading "Help  wanted."  "Codfish continue very quiet," says a  market report. Split and salted, they  naturally would.  It   is   reported   that   gold   is  abroad for the summer."    Gold  doubtedly afford the trip.  "going  can un-  Test for Sea-Sickness.  Many people have a genuine curiosity  to know if they would be sea-sick in case  they should take an ocean voyage.  An easy way to put the matter to a  test is to stand before the ordinary mirror  that turns in its frame, and let some one  move it slowly and slightly at first, and  gradually growing faster while you look  fixedly at. your own reilection.  If you feel no effect whatever from it,  the chances aro that you can stand an  ordinary sea voyage without any   qualm.  General Porter tells a story of his farewell to Mark Twain, once when Mark  was going away. I said: "Good bye,  Mark may God be' with you always."  He replied: "I���������hope���������he���������will���������but���������I  hope, too���������that he may find some leisure  ���������moments���������to���������take���������care���������of���������you.''  The average summer girl is now trying  to decide how much material she will  leave out of her bathing suit.  In the Bar Rain Store.  Floor-walk������':���������She complains that you  didn't show her common civility.  Salesman���������I showed her everything in  any department, sir.  t _���������__������������������������������������_���������������������������-������������������-���������-���������������������������-���������_���������-_������������������.  .' There are a number of varieties of corns.  Holloways' Corn Cure will remove any of  them. Call on your druggist and get a  bottle at once.  Two Great Classes.  "Mankind," said the teacher, "are divided into two great classes. Name them."  "The people what rides bicycles," said  theprize scholar, "and them what gets run  over."���������New York Sunday Journal.  The great lung healer is found in that  excellent medicine sold as Bickle's Anti-  Consumptive Syrup. It soothes and diminishes the sensibility of the membrane  of the throat and air passages, and is a  sovereign remedy for all. coughs, colds,  hoarseness, pain or soreness iu the .chest,  bronchitis, etc. It has cured many when  supposed to be far advanced in consumption.  A Common Condiment.  Lord De Liverus���������How do the Americans have so much grit?  Lord Savus���������Why, they live half the  time at restaurants.  2tchin_, Uurnlnsr Skin   Diseases Cured for  35 Cents.  Dr. Agnew's Ointment relieves in one  day and cures Tetter, Salt Klieum, Scald  Head, Eczema, Barbers' Itch, Ulcers,  blotches and all eruptions of the skin. It  is soothing and quieting, and acts like  magic in the cure of all baby humors;  35 cents. ���������  Catarrh Cannot be Cured  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot  reach .this seat of the diseasu. .Catarrh is a  blood or 'constitutional disease, and in order to  cure it you must take internal remedies. Hall's  Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts  directlv on the blood and mucous surfaces.  Hall's Catarrh cure is not a quackmedicine. It  was prescribed by one. of thebest'physicians in  this country for year's, and is a regular prescription. It is composed-of the best tonics  knowAi, combined with the best blood purifiers,  acting directly on the mucous surfaces. The  perfect combination of the two ingredients is  what produces such wonderful results in curing  catarrh.   Send for testimonials, free.  F. J. utlKNEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.  Sold by druggists, price 75c.  Home Amenities.  Mr. Jason���������The woman's page in this  here paper'says that women is beginnin'  to learn how to think for theirselves.  Where on earth will you be ' when that  comes into fashion?  Mrs. Jason���������I s'pose I'll go on in the  same old way; thinkin' fer you.  I2DHAND  ! MATERIAL  ��������� .  ���������  ���������  in Type, Presses,  Paper Cutters,  Stands, Cases,  c Imposing Stones,  and in fact almost anything used in  the printing office, taken in exchange for new material. You can  always find a BARGAIN.  Write to  I  -���������;  ���������  ��������� ������.  ��������� .  ��������� :  r  ���������  Toronto Type Foiirj,  Got on All Iticht.  She���������How are you getting on with your  bicycle, Captain Vert?  He (a beginner)���������Oh, splendidly; getting on about every two minutes.-���������-Fun.  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Where  was it���������in the cyclone belt?  ' A Necessity of the Cane.  !���������   Cumso���������He speaks broken English.  I   Cawker���������That's odd.    He was born In  'America, wasn't he?  ���������   C __iso���������Yes, but he stutters.  Test for Se:i-.Sicknes-������.  Many people have a genuine curiosity  to know if they would be sea-sick in case  they should take an ocean voyage.  An easy way to put the matter to a  ���������test is to stand before the ordinary mirror  that turns in its frame, and let some one  move it slowly and slightly at first, and  gradually growing faster while you look  fixedly at your own reflection.  If you feel no effect whatever from it,  the chances are that you can stand an  ordinary sea voyage without any   qualm.  Active I>og:.  Yeast���������Do you give your  ercise?  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Priaeipal, Owen SonnA, O-J  1  n  M  il  *������\-  y<i  ��������� ('i  m  !  1 E*__l  . I*/  HONOR THE  CABOTS.  QUADRICENTENNIAL OF  THE  DISCOVERY  OF NORTH'   '  AMERICA  To be Celebrated in-'Bristol, Ens'., on June  14���������A  Monument -.to be Erected in That  City���������Cabot Entitled to More Honor from  Canadians Than Columbus,  "Why do the people of this Continent  speak English? It .is because John and  Sebastian Cabot discovered North America 400 years ago June 14 next. :" Colurn ���������  bus did-'not discover North America.  Central and South America were the only  parts of the continent upon which he set  foot; on that account they were claimed  by Spain, and Spanish is their language.  But;Cabot discovered North America,  and on that account this part of the new  world was claimed by the English, who  . later sent colonies to settle it. The importance of Cabot's voyages is now ber  ginning to be recognized, and this year  the quadricentcnuial is to be celebrated  at Bristol, England. Bristol's, interests  in the matter comes from the fact that it  was from Bristol that the Cabots sailed.:  Their voyages were made in Bristol ships,  outfitted by Bristol money and manned  by.Bristol sailors? The,citizens of Bristol  have oi'ganized a.strong committee with  the intention of adequately commemorating the part taken by thsir ancestors in  the important expeditions. Exactly what  form,the memorial shall take /has not  been determined, but it is proposed ? that  a monument shall be erected , on , some  conspicuous spot within, the limits of  their city.     ' .;?; -:      " ;'; ?���������������". ��������� ?������������������'-���������   ���������'.-  American residents in England are cooperating in' the work. A committee has  been appointed, of which Amabssad'or  Bayard is< president, 'and it will raise  money to be used for the same purpose in  keeping [ with the Bristol design. It is  also suggested -that the United States  celebrate the Cabot, voyages. That was  the design of Colonel- Jesse E. Peyton,  the father of centennials, who first suggested the centennials of 1776,'the York-  town centennial,, the constitutional ?cen-  tennlal/ the World's Columbian .exposition, and the centennial of .Washington's  inauguration. It was his intention to  work in beljalfof the Cabot, centennial,  and were he alive to-day he ! would be  doing what he could to bring it about.  Admirers of Cabot believe that Cabot is  entitled to vastly more credit at the  hands of Americans than is Columbus.  Some of them go so far as to say that the  World's Columbian exposition should  have been called the World's Cabotian  exposition, and should have been held in  ������/*'i>?SS-HJ!l'.i.,'||,;l  SEBASTIAN  CABOT.  1897 instead of 1893. The expeditions'of  Cabot, however, in 4497 and 1498, in  spite of their important ?consequences,  were undertaken without ostentation and  ���������display... Little -was thought of, thern at  the time, and^the absence of 'romance in  their connection,-, as well as the meager  records which have., been'-.-:left of their  achievement, have caused.: the.; Cabots to  bei-forgotten by, all.; except .historians;  Even nowhthe date^ipf "landing , is uncertain, .and .it has '^Geen claimed that the.  first"' Cabot voyage took" place in 14Q4.  "Very little is known of the. discoverer  of North America,! John Cabot, the father  of Sebastian and the leader, of the expedition. Not even his native country can be  ascertained. His name is variously given;  as   John   Cabot   in   English,   Giovanni  Caboto in Italian, ..and   Zuari    Cabot   or  Zuan Caboto   in .Ithe.. Venetian   dialect.  His   name. is   flrsb   mentioned ��������� in    the  archives of Venice,': when   he was given  the   rights   of   an radopted   citizen,   on  ' March 2S, 1476, after the legal   residence?  of fifteen years.    This does   not   contain  any mention of his birthplace. It is next  known that in 1495  he,    with   his   wife  and three sons, lived in Bristol, but it is  believed that he had been   there   for several years previously.    Geographers   and  mariners had   about   that   time  become  convinced that the earth   was   a   sphere,  the opinion having   been    confirmed,   by  the voyages   of   Columbus,    and   it.was  believed that tho shortest   way   to  reach  the Indies would be to start west and cir-���������  cumnavigate the global   especially   since  Columbus believed that   the   islands   he  had discovered were outlying   bits of the  Indies.    Imbued   with these ideas, John  Cabot applied for and   received   a patent  whioh authorized him and his three sons,  either of them or their   heirs,   to   search  for islands, provinces   or   regions   in the  eastern, western and northern seas; and,  as vassals of   the .King   of   England, to  occupy the   territories   found,    with   an  exclusive right   to   their   commerce   on  paying the   king a   fifth   part of all the  profits.  Under this charter John Cabot sailed  west some time in May, 1497, from Bristol, with his son, Sebastian. When he  had sailed a distance, which he judged  to be a distance of 700 leagues, he came  to what he believed was a part of the  dominions of the "Great Cham." In  reality it was the-coast of Jjabrador.    He  planted   the   banner   of   England     and  Venice on the land and then   sailed   300  leagues along   the   coast   and landed at  various times, but did not, 6ee   anyj person, although he believed that the   country was inhabited.  Cabot and his son returned to Bristol in August.  Bristol was  then, next to Venice, the-most important  commercial cehtei*   in   Europe, .. and.  for  years afterward   it   enjoyed   a   practical  monopoly   of' the   commerce   with   the  West Indies and the southern states.  The  discovery of the  Cabots   attracted   much  attention,: and   on   February   3,    1498,  Henry yil granted   John   Cabot  special  authority to impress six English ships at  no greater oharges   than   it was the custom to.pay for ships taken for the King's-  service, enlist   companies   of   volunteers  and take them to the countries discovered  by Cabot.    The   date   of the discovery is  generally; fixed at June 24, 1497, because  of its being the date on the map of Sebastian Cabot, which is   cited   in   Habluyt.  But another copyr.of 'Sebastian   Cabot's  map exists,at   Oxford, upon   which   the  date is 1494, and   another   in    Germany  has the same date.   Antiquarians dispute  as to which is in error.  John Cabot   did   not   make"< a second  voyage to the new world, but   the   work  which he had begun   was   continued   by.  his son, Sebastian, who was'the    discoverer of'the North American coast'line as  far south as ��������� Chesapeake   bay.    There   is  nothing in existence to   show,   the   time  and   place   of   Sebastian's     birth,    and  whether he was born in Bristol or Venice  is.in dispute.   Sebastian accompanied his  father on his first   voyage,    and ih' May,  1498, taking   advantage .of the   charter  whioh had been granted by   Henry   VII,  he sailed from Bristol,    with   two   ships  and a large number of volunteers, to discover the northwestern passage to   China  and   Japan.     His   voyage     was     more  northerly than that of the other   navigators and he encountered   many, icebergs:  so he turned toward the   south   until he  finally reached Newfoundland." From this  point   he   cruised   along   the   coast and  made frequent landings, and saw Indians  who wore the skins of beasts. His voyage  was as far south   as the   latitude of Gib-  ralter, and finally - in   despair   he abandoned the attempt   to -find   the western  passage to India/Upon his .return  little  ^was thought of   his   discoveries,   though  he had found an immense continent with  a temperate climate.    But   he -had   not  found the passage to India.   ?His voyages  were,   therefore,    dimmed   by   those   of  Vasco de Gama, who   had sailed around  the Cape of Good Hope and had   reached  India.  As an instance of the little value  which was attached to the discoveries of  Cabot, it may be mentioned that' the  family allowed the patent tjo be lost,  which patent had given the family an  exclusive right to trade with the new  world. But the wholo object in life of  Sebastian Cabot was to' discover a new  passage to Asia, and at . the death of  Henry VII, when he found it impossible  to obtain funds for the purpose in England, he went to Spain and Ferdinand  appointed him one of . the council for  New Spain. In 1526 he set sail and' attempted to find a southwestern passage.  In this voyage he; reached Paraguay,  which .he discovered,' but -he abandoned  the attempt to pass around the continent  by the south and returned to Spain.  Meanwhile the navigator was ordered by  Edward VI to return to England, and iri  answer to "the summons he .returned in  1548. He was regarded as a.great navigator, and the King gave him a pension  equal to $800 "in consideration of good  and acceptable service done by..hirn.''  The Spanish wanted him back, ��������� and' on  January 19, 1550, the .Emperor, Charles  V, applied.for his return, but without  resultt'.for his influence inspired much  confidence in England, .where he was  lboked'up to by all the mariners, and on  that account he was given a ��������� special reward of ������200.  Edward VI also   granted   Sebastian   a  copy of   the patent which had been   lost  by the family, and in. 1553 Sebastian   organized a company of  merchants   to   go  northwest to Norway arid then sail southerly to China.      The' expedition was, of  course, a   failure,   and   the   ships   were  frozen in the ice, all of   the   persons   on  board perishing with the cold.     Another  ship which was sent on the same   errand  discovered Archangel and   opened   commerce    between   England   and   Russia.  Some years later Sebastian died, but  the  date of his   death   is   not known, nor is  the burial place. The most important result   of   the   voyages of  the Cabots was  that upon them was based the   claim   of  England to   North   America.    Although  the date of   landing   was   uncertain,   as  well as the place   of landing,    the   great-  fact remained that   in   an   official   map  published in Spain in   1500   the ��������� North  Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras  north  was starred with five  English   standards  at different points and the   words, ''Discovered by the English," were imprinted  upon it.  This admission by Spain, which  the Spanish afterward greatly   regretted,  had the effect of conceding the   northern  continent to England.  As a result'of the  Cabot voyages   no   serious   attempt--was  made to dispute Great Britain's right   to  the northern continent, and   Spain made  no settlements  north   of,' Flprida.    Historians are unanimous* in admitting that  the voyages had   the   great   consequence  of pre-empting the northern .continent to  the English-speaking people.  WHITE.CLOTHES FOR HOT DAYS  They Dispel  the  Heat and You Can Prove  .'< It by Thermometers.  "White clothes are the only safe things  to wear during the hot summer season,"  'says Weather?-..Observer, Dunn. -'Ever  since I. came to this, town,to live I have  been marvelling at the hot, stuffy, utterly absurd fashion in, .which New York  men of all classes choose to array them--  selves during the dog-day period. This  summer, however, I notice that the sensible white duck of the tropics is beginning to make its way. I rejoice? Let the  good work go on." v  "Is it then true that' the men of New  York are so vain?" asked a Cuban gentleman, on a visit to New York the other  day. "Black ' clothing in this furnace  heat!-Why, if a man, during the hot  season in Cuba, in Mexico, or in any of  the countries of Central or South America, were to appear upon the streets in  mid-day attired in a costume of that sor't  he would be immediately taken in hand  'by his friends. They would question his  sanity?'? ,  "I think I   shall   be   doing   an actual  charity while I am here this summer   by.  endeavoring to make   proselytes   for the  white duck suit.    You   notice the suit I  have on.  ' I had, it made in   Havana   for  the equivalent of seven American dollars,  Pretty fair fit, is.it not?   Well,   this suit  is   made  -of   fine,   light,   close-grained,  strong linen duck,  and,   although   lam  told that this is the   hottest   day   of the  year thus far, I will venture to say   that  I am the coolest man   in   New York   at  the present momient.    This is not due  to  the faot that I was reared in   a   tropical  climate, for I have always felt   the   heat  considerably more than my people ordinarily do, and the heat here   just   now is,  I must admit, rather iri tense.    It is due,  however, to the fact that   I   am? dressed  for the weather.   Every child knows that  anything white in the   line   of   textures  dispels heat; whether it be a white   canvas tent or a white coat. On the contrary,  black is a very magnet to   attract   heat,  and when a piece of black cloth has'once  absorbed heat, which it-.does very rapidly  and in almost   incredible   quantities,   it  holds it for a remarkably longVtime;? The  heat once absorbed   by   a   piece of black  cloth   pasges   away   proportionately    as  slowly as the heat .from a   piece   of steel  taken from the forge and allowed to cool  by theaction of the   air,   without, being  placed in'watei\   .This duck suit.a.ttracts  only a minimum quantity of   heat,   and  what little lt does absorb   is quickly cast  off."  - In substantiating this statement,  "Farmer" Dunn made a curious experiment. He took two perfectly registering  thermometers and placed them ..side by'  side in the sun in' one of the windows or  portholes of his eyrie. In something over  a minute both thermometers, from a  temperature of 85 degrees, which tbey,  registered in the comparative coolness ot  Mr. Dunn's room before being placed In  the rays of the sun, indicated a temperature of 96 degrees. Mr. Dunn then  snipped from the black cover whioh he  throws over his camera in foousing tbe  lens, a small piece of cloth. He bound  this over the bulb of one of the thermometers, and around? the bulb of tha  other thermometer he tied a; piece at  ordinary white cotton. Then he again  placed both thermometers in the sun. In-  side*of three minutes the thermometer,  covered with the piece of black cloth-'  showed a temperature of 107 degrees,*  while the triermpmeter with the bit ol  white cotton over its bulb remained'  stationary at the temperature it had previously exhibited, 96 degrees.  "This experiment'" continued Mr..  Dunn, "shows that black Is a vastly  more effective absorber and retainer of  heat than white or any other color. On  extremely hot days an experiment such  as I have just made will'show a difference between the black and white bound  thermometers of from 20 to 40 degrees,  and when both thermometers are placed'  in the shade, the heat of the one covered'  with black cloth will subside much less  rapidly.than the heat of that covered by  the white'cloth. The :thlokness of the  cloth makes hardly any appreciable  difference in the experiment, which any  one may try and test to hia own satis*  faction. Therefore, if you dress two men'  in duck suits of exactly the same weight1  and texture, only one of them dyad  black, the man in the black dyed suit  will be from 20 to 40 degrees hotter  under the rays of the sun than the. man  dressed in the white duck suit."  ADIER  /"UTT"?-  A Military Bandsman of 50 Years Standing and a You_������  Butcher Experience the Marvellous Curative  Powers of Dodd's Kidney Piils.  A   NEWSPAPER   INVESTIGATION.  In the Case of Mr. Henry Pye Diabetes Had Brought  on Paralysis���������Two Doctors Said Wm. Wade  Was Dying of Blight's Disease.  ey  Cured Them.  Each of them tells an interesting; story to a newspaper Reporter-  Mr. Pye played in the Marine Band at the Duke of Wellington's  funeral���������In the Royal Grenadier's Band for 20 years���������He had  given up hope when Dodd's Kidney. Pills cured hini���������Wm.  Wade, after being- sick for years with Bright's Disease and his  life despaired of, tests the power of Dodd's Kidney Pills and is  now in good health.  A. Businesslike Girl.  member of the firm   pressed  his  ��������� Untimely.  "Do you know what you are trying to  say," asked the finical fault finder, "when  you epeak of a man going to an untimely  grave at the age of 80?"  "I do," said the undaunted obituarist.  "The old villain ought to have gone there  40 years ago."���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  The  hand to:his heart.  "I love you madly!" he exclaimed. "I  love but you !   I have never loved before!"  The typewriter inclined her head.  "Very well,", she.replied.. "More than  one copy, sir?"���������Detroit Journal.  Right vs. Micht.  To the superficial   reader of  It may be that ether will make   plants ���������  grow, as a   Copenhagen   scientific   man.  asserts, but/is not there   danger   that   lt  will make   the   hired   riian   even   more  drowsy than he is?  A Chicago woman who has written a  leries of elaborate articles for an eastern  magazine on "How to Manage a Husband," never has found one to manage.  "Theory evidently has a hlff_er literary  ������_hie than experience.  historical  records there is no doubt that it would  seem that might had almost invariably  triumphed over right. Looking at the  nlain facts, it would be impossible to  deny the' truth of Napoleon's dictum  that: "The Lord is always on "the side of  the big battalions. "In other words-, the  strongest always win. The story of all  the great empires that the world has seen  from the days of Alexander until now  appear to prove this ' beyond the possibility of contradiction. But the more  keenly seeing eye will discern beneath  the suface of first appearances the deeper-  lying fact that, taking the average of  conquests throughout the period of  known history, right has really triumphed in the guise of might. In other  words, although many -apparent injustices, both national and individual may  have been done, it would be found when  the balance came to be struck, that tha  fittest and the best had survived and attained to ascendency, while those less  fitted to shape the future destinies of the  race had succumbed. It was thus with  the Greek, the Roman, the Moslem, the  Frank, the Norseman, and the Anglo-  Saxon, and there is no reason to believe  that the logic of history will ever contradict itself.  From Mail and Empire.  The reputation which Dodd's Kidney  Pills enjoy to-day must have been built  upon a broad foundation of sure curative  qualities. To verify this view, a Mail  and Empire representative yesterday investigated two wonderful cures that have  been much talked of in the East End of  the city, and the results of the enquiry  are worth recording.  The.first man interviewed was Mr.  Henry Pye, 115 Pape avenue. He is a  genial, happy, prosperous-looking man  of sixty-five years, and was very pleased  to see anyone who wished to talk about  Dodd's Kidney Pills. "Why shouldn't I  talk, about Dodd's Kidney Pills?" asked  Mr. Pye. "In i~ o ���������r*t place, they saved  my life���������no doubc ..Lent that���������and in  the second place, if it ha'."n't been for  them, I couldn't have kept my rituation.  A neighbor of mine, Mrs. Farreil, she's  a great Methodist, was cured by them,  and she calls them God's Kidney Pills.  "But you want to hear my story. I'm  a bandsman, you know. By trade I'm a  shoemaker, but six years ago I laid away  my last, and since then have given all  my time to music. I've been a member  of the Royal Grenadiers' band for twenty  years. It's just fifty years ago last month  since I joined the Marine Band in England. I played at the Duke of Wellington's funeral, in 1S52.  ��������� "For thirty-five years I have lived in  Toronto.  "In the winter I play at- the rinks.  Two years ago the first night was very  cold,'and T got chilled through. That  was the beginning of my sickness. Last  summer, when the - Grenadiers went to  Berlin, I could hardly get through the  day. The next morning I got up feeling  pretty well. But after breakfast I was  taken with frightful pains in my back.  I had to send for a doctor. He gave me  morphine, and pronounced it a very bad  case of diabetes. In a week I lost forty  pounds of flesh. I would drink so much  water that I would go out and- vomit it.  But I would come in with just as great  a thirst as ever. I must have drank gallons of it a day."  "But could you still get round all  right?"  ���������'.5Weli, no.. My right leg began to be  paralyzed, and at times my foot would  swing about as if I had no control of it.  I was living on Grant street then, but  as I couldn't walk, I thought I might as  well ride a bit farther and came out here  to get the country air...  "I have been accustomed to play in the  band at the Exhibition, and last year,  the Exhibition time drew near, I  anxious to stick it out for that engagement, thinking it would be my last. I  was beginning to feel the paralysis in  ray fingers, so that I could scarcely work  the keys. My friends, too, thought it  was all up with me.  "During the Exhibition I   stayed with  my daughter, who   lives in Parkdale.    I  as  was  was getting worse every day. My son-in-  law said he had heard of several "women  in Parkdale who had been cured of kidney disease by using Dodd's Kidney  Pills. So he got a box for me, and I  started taking them. Before two days I  began to feel better. I took that box and  ten others. By that time I felt so well  that I stopped taking them,' except occasionally. My health is now first-rate, but  I still take the pills, off and on.  "Last winter I played sixty nights at  the rink without the least inconvenience.  Yesterday I walked ten miles. Last summer I could no more have done that than  fly. Really, I feel myself getting stronger  every day. I can run up the four flights  of stairs to the band praotice-room easier  than I could crawl up them last summer.  I'm just about my healthy weight, and  fit as a fiddle.  "I tell you Dodd's Kidney Pills are all  right. I've started a dozen people taking  them since I was cured. My daughter,  who has been sick and doctoring for a  long time, has begun to take the Tablets,  and she says they help her as nothing  else has done."  William Wade, the nineteen-year-old  son of Mr. Henry Wade, the well-known  East End butcher, 940 Queen street east,  was another who it was reported had  been marvellously cured. When seen by  a Mail and Empire representative, he  was in the act of hoisting a hundred-and-  forty pound quarter of beef to his shoulder and carrying it into the shop.  ���������'Are you the boy that was thought to  be dying of Bright's disease a year and a  half ago, and had been given up by two  doctors?" asked the newspaper man.  "I am, and it was a pretty close  shave I had."  "Well, you don't look much of an Infant or invalid now."  "You saw what I was doing. Well, I  was as good as a corpse a year and a half  ago. It'll just take a minute to tell you  about it.  "Six years ago I had. a bad attack of  diphtheria. I was just over it when I  went hunting, and got-a relapse. Kidney  trouble set in. It would come baok every  spring and fall for three or four weeks.  Of course, the attacks became mora  severe, and in the interval I was of little  use to myself or anyone else.  "A year ago last fall I got so bad that  two doctors were attending me daily. It  was Bright's disease, they said. They  said, too, that if I got over that attack I  would not be able te work for six years.  Before long they gave me up altogether,  and said my death was but a matter of a  few weeks. It was then that some one  brought me a box of Dodd's Kidney  Pills. I took fifteen boxes, and was cured.  "I continue to take the pills occasionally, especially after heavy lifting'. Now  I can do a heavy day's work and feel  first-rate after it. I recommend Dodd's  Kidney Pills to everyone that I know  has kidney trouble."  :M cag^asgy.sfr'Vw'i^gar.^  ?*^���������_Bf������g*H-*���������������WW  TP IlIKLI IIIS  ssued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M. Whitney, Editor.  TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANCE.  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We may  not always like what he does or says, but  it is cowardly to  speak of his ability as  The number of railroad accidents on.  the "other side of the line" compared  with such events in, Canada or England  speaks volumes in favor of our? railway  management.  If the news that the Cuban insurgents  have captured Victoria De Lastunas,  Cuba, prove true it will be .another step  in Spain's humiliation. If that unhappv  country had'inore sense and less pride,  she would withdraw her troops, and end  the fruitless struggle.  The letter of Mr. Robert Grant published in'THE News last week shows it  ' is sheer madness .to attempt to get into  the Klondike by way of Skayway this  season; and there is abundance of evidence elsewhere that it is utter folly to go  into that country by any route, before  spring. It is doubtful if the government  be not required to send relief. A famine  is already feared.  POWER OS1 ATTORNEY.  This is to certify that I bavd this day made  Frank Parks my Power of Attorney  to'transact all of my business while I  am absent from Union.  Nelson Parks.'  Witness   W.B.Wal__iV������J. P-  Union, Aug. 26th, 1897.  The September Canadian.  The September Canadian Magazine is  devoted mainly to sport and ��������� travel.  W. Orton, the young Canadian mile  runner, who has beaten every other college man in America, writes on "University Athletics" in a charming manner, and  his article is profusely illustrated? .There  are also,two pa^es of critical notes on  "National Sport" which are worth read-  ing. Winnifred Wilton contributes her  third article on the beauties and charac-  teristics of Norway, while A. P. McKish-  nie writes charmingly of Rondeau Bay,  nnd the Ontario Government Park at  that point; both }hese articles are well  illustrated. Donald B.C.: Montgomery  vvrites'of: "The Premiers of Manitoba,"  giving a valuable political history, of the  Prairie Province. R. M. Bucke, M.D.',  the well-known Canadian litterateur,  contributes a ��������� lengthy article on the  Shakespeare-Bacon controversy. There  are? also a number of shott stories, by  Ella S. Atkinson, Thomas Swift, Fergus  Hume, and Ancon Reth'al. There are  six pages: of book review, and two in  French, the latter representing perhaps  the first literary attempt in Canada to  interest both'English aud French readers  in one publication. The whole number  shows undoubted strength.  __rTher2 is Nothing  ?   British Columbia Directory.  The Williams guaranteed to be the  only complete Directory of British Colum  bia that will be published this year. As  soon as issued from the press.it will be  delivered throughout Comox District.,  Fake no other and see you get The  Williams'  R..Ti.Williams, Publisher  28 B.ro.id St., Victoria, B.C.  M'i:;BlC/_L'-&',CT.T-''r} c \L 1FFICSS 0 I:  THE GREAT   STRUGIGLE.  \i\ E do  not   agree   with   the  Victorh  Times'in its view,  of the  labor  strike in  the   United  States.     From   the   meagre  reports the deputy-marshals were reckless  in their attack  upon the marching line ol  miners.    If criminally  so,   they   will   be  punished.    Lawlessness will be put down,  no matter  whether  commuted  by  marshals or laborers.    But it is only inciting  to riot to   write   and   publish   a lot of rot  about being "taxed to death by  the'monstrous exactions  of the  Dingley  tariff."  The people there  have  only  got  by the  legislation  creating  that    measure, just  what)a majority of them  wanted.    They  have  had a high  tariff long enough to  know something about it, and having had  restored   their   favorite    doctrine,    what  reason   have   they   to   complain?   And'  wh.it right have we to call it   monstrous?  No doubt the struggle between opposing  policies will go on there, but it will doubtless be settled by the  arbitrament of the  ballot.    Good times are fast approaching.  .Wages m manylines are being voluntarily  advanced.    The  gold  fever  is   drawing  thousands away  from the  farms,  shops,  mine?, and  factories.    Their   places  will  have  to   be   filled  by  others.    With the  better times will come content. Undoubt-  edlv a few, born in the throes of old-world  tyrannies,   have   inherited a spirit   which  nothing    will  satisfy;    but  the   average  workm m if fairly treated,   will do what is  rijjht.    From such as he  spring the merchants,   manufacturers, and professions.  He require? the protection of the   law, as  much as any.    Doubtless at times he will  be led astray, but are  those  on   the  top  roll of the ladder  always right?    What is  needed are  words of cfdmness,   counsels  of forbearance.    Any language calculated  to excite passions may properly be deemed criminal.    The use of force by  either  side is yrcatly   to be   regretted.   The law  must be   maintained, but with   no undue  harshness,     or   brutality.     In a country  where the  ballot is   almost   universal   il  Dr. RATCLIFFE  This noted specialist, so long established in Seattle, continues to treat  with unequaled success &U, Nervous,  Chronic and Private Disea*j������ of both  sexes. .The worst cases solicited, and  perfect cures guaranteed.  SUFFERING   WOMEN"���������Do  not    despair.    There is not only sympathy,   but  help for you.    There is no earthly reason why you should longer   endure   the  miseries arising from Irregularities,  Pe  riodical Headaches, Falling or Displacement of the Womb,   Leucorrhoea,   Ner-  von ness,    Hysteria and like   ailments  whieh rob you of your strength,   health  and beauty, and make you  prematurely  old.    In   sacred confidence tell   everything to Dr. Ratcliffe, who is an   expert  on all Female Complaints.  WEAK MEN���������Young,   middle-aged  and  ,   old,  who have  violated the laws of  nature :    You are now reaping the results  of your former folly.  Many of you havu  Evil Dreams, Exhausting Drains, Impo-  tency, Atrophy or  the   Wasting Away  of   the Organs;   Loet Manhood; Weak,  Aching Back; Frequent, Paiuful Urina  tion and  Sediment  in Urine; Pimples,  Nervousness, Sleeplessness, BasMulness,  Despondency, Stupidity, Loss of Ambition  or   similar   symptoms.    In   brief  your body, brain and sexual organs have  become weak.    Dr. R-itcliffe cau restnrt  to vou  what   you   have   lost���������YOUR  PRECIOUS MANHOOD.    He cau  lit  you for pleasure,   study,   business  and  marriage, nad  send you out   into   the  world with life anew.  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Whips at 10,  25,   50 and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2;  I have the largest Stock of WHIPS  in  town and also the  Best Axle Grease a O EQsi'SS.  Fop Tweh ty-Fi ve. Cents ���������  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  Promptly and  "NEATLY DONE  Repairing {  Wesley Willard  PROFBSSlO$TAL,  Drs  Lawrence & Westwood.  ,   Physicians and Surgeons.  - "crisrioiT _3.o.  We have appointed Mr. James Ab-  rams out collector until xurtaer notice, to whom all overdue sc< ���������mats  may be paid.  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Phystcian,    Surgeon   and   Accoucheur.  Offices : Willard Block,^Cumberland  Courtenay House, Courtenay.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  Courtenay, 7? to 9  A. M. AND P. M.-*  :33������ ������__������������_*__.^^g@g_^_Sei2&2S__>g������)  W. S DALBY. 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Will be in Uuion the 3rd  Wednesday of  each month and remain ten days.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������,���������������������������  f ������ IR - s a X B  FOR SALE.���������My house and two lota in  ���������he village of Courtenay.  K. Grant, Union.  "pOR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a  -*-   half  from  Union,   contains   160    acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure.    En*  quire of James Abrams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Maryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is i������ storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  WANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  at ^'News Office.  FOR RENT - The boarding house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    App'y  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  If our readers have any local news of in  terest, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if brought to the office.  Visiting cards printed at the N--WS  Office in neat script.  Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Naiiaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The  Steamer CITY of NANAIMO  will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY, PORTS as passengers  and freiffht may offer  Lea *o Victoria, Tuesday.7 a.m.  "   Nanaimo for Comox,- Wednesday, 7 a. in  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7.i.in.  "      Nanaimo for Victoria    Saturdcy, 7���������ii'.ni  For freight or state rooms apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  Society     Cards  I.    O.    O.    F.  Union Lodge, No. n, meets eery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F  &A. M, B. C, R.  Union, B. C.  ' Lodge meets   first   Friday   in   each  month.    Visiting brethren  are cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B:C.R  Courtenay B.C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McGonnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. Oi F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ol  each month at 8  o'clock p. rh.    Visiting  brethren cordially invited to attend.  .  ���������John'Comrk,'. Scribe.  Esquimalt & Nana mo  Rai I way Company.  NOTICE.       ������������������  TO   PROSPECTORS,   Miners,- 'and  Holders Of Mineral Claims on   unoccupied land within ihe Esquimalt & Nanaimo  Railway Company's   Land   Grant���������FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date of  this   notice,   the   Railway   Company will  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal and Iron) and the   Surface rights ot  Mineral Claims, at the   price ������f $5.00 per  acre.    Such sales   will oe  subject  to all  other reservations  contained in  conveyances   from the   Company   prior to-this  date.    One-half of the  purchase  money  to be  paid ten   davs after   recording the  Claim with the government,  and a duplicate of the record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.   The balance of  the   purchase   meney  to be paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and   twelve   months,   without    interest.  Present holders of Mineral Claims   who  have not previously made other arrangements with the   Company for   acquiring  Surface and Mineral rights,  are hereby  I notified   to at once   make the   first pay-  I ment on their Claims, as otherwise they  will be deemed and treated as trespassers.  Leonard H. Solly,  Victoria, BC.|   Land Commissioner  June 1, 1897. J 2390  T. D.  McLEAN,  WATCHMAKER AND STATIONER.  THE LARGE  Increase ia our repairing  department, under the  supervision of Mr. Ash, speaks  for itself of the quality of work  turned out. We guarantee 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. McLEAN,  UINTO-T B. C.  C, HJARBELL  JtSTDealer in  Stoves and Tinro  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  *3"Age_t for the ,'",'.   ?  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  '���������   ������������������Ranges-������������������  Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight, heaters  DO YOU  ������������������TAB TOUR  LOOM. PARE?  It publishes all that is worthy of 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,    t  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original ' 'Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of the district, and  by it the district will be judged by tbe  outside public.  ��������� ?'It'is'as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country distrift.  Give it your genm-us support and there  .will be incrc.'i**-'t-d inij>rt:v<-ii-ier.ts.  *ay**ms*f*m 1 m  j*.- b. -_^c;l.:eo:d  General    Teaming.       Powd- r  Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled     Wc< d  ��������� ���������' .     in Blocky Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  CTJMBEHLAND    SHOE    SHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared  to .manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON  PARKS.  OO V-ARS*  ���������XPERICNOS.  MARKS*  DCSION8,  OOPVRIONTS  Jko.  Anyone Bending ft Bkeieh and deseriptto- m*���������  qnleklr Mcortaln, free, whether an invention (m  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confldentloL Oldest agency for ������ecurln<r patent*  In Amerle_   W������ have a Washington office.  Patents taken thtoujc- Mu_a A Co. reoetv������  a^eeUI notice ia the  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  Book on PATK!rT8"^ntfree."'Sd_reiii"  MUNN   A.  CO.,  SOI Bro4dwii), New York.  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular, _>roTxa___.  NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made to the Legislative  Assembly   of   the   Province   ot    British  Columbia, at its next  Session, for an Act  to incorporate a Company with   power to  construct, equip,  operate and maintain a  railway, either standard or narrow gauge,  for the purpose of conveying  passengers,  freight, and ore from'a point on Douglas  Channel, at or near  the head of navigation on Khamat Inlet, along the Kitamat  Valley to Lakelse Like; thence to a point  on the Skeena River to a point at or near  the mouth of the Zymoetz   River; thence  following the valley of the   Skeena River;  thence either by way  of Kitsum   Kalem  or  Kitwancool  Valleys,   or by   Kispyox  and the old trail to the  Stickeen River to  a   point   at or near  Telegraph    Creek;  . thence by the  most  direct  and  feasible  route to Teslin Lake, with   power to con  struct,  equip,   operate    and  maintain  a  branch  line from    Telegraph   Creek  to  Glenora; and  with   power to construct,  equip, operate and maintain  branch lines  and all necessary roads, bridges ways, ferries, wharves, docks and coal bunkers; and  with power to  build, own,  equip, operate  a������nd  maintain  steam  and   other   vessels  and boats; and with power to build, equip,  operate and maintain telegraph  and telephone lines in  connection   with the  said  mlway  and  branches, and  to generate  electricity  for the  supply of light,  heat  anil power; and with power io expropriate lands for the  purposes of the  Company, and  to acquire    lands,    bonuses,  privileges or other aids from any Government or persons or bodies corporate, and  to make  traffic   or. other  arrangements  with railways,  steamboat  or other com-1  panies; and with power io tuild   waggon  roads to be  used  in  the  construction'of  ���������of such railways,  and  in  advance of ihe  same, and to levy and  collect  tolls from  all   parties   using,   and   on   all   freight  passing over, any of such roads  built by  the Company,  whether  built  before or  after   the   pKssage   of  the   Act  hereby  applied  for, and    with  all  other usual,  necessary or  incidental rights, powers or  privileges,    as    may    be   necessary   or  incidental or conductive   to  the  attainment of the above   cbjects, or any of  them.  BODWELL, IRVING & DUFF,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Victoria, _th September, 1897.  2530  NOTICE.  Cumberland and Union Water-works  Company, Ld.  The above company   will place 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.  238o  F. B. Smith, Sec'y.  A Strung* Craft.  "What is it ?"   That  is  what  people  ask as they, view the curious looking craft  near the road at  Sandwick,   the   work of  the constructive'genius of all old  gentle-  nun  by the  na-uo  of Thompson.    The  affair is  about 20  feet  long, 2 feet  high,  two  and a quarter  feet wide���������a   double  eader.     It is nude of inch boards, rough,  both   sides,     nailed    ou   to   split   bent  blanches, which surv; r_e purpose of ribs  It looks   for all the   wjrld   like   a  coffin  m ide for soiue I'tngfellow (no relation of  the poet) but so slim   as to be   lll-uropor-  tioued.    If a pair of oxeu were hitched to  at,   and   pulled  it   dowu   to   the   Show  building for exhibition,   it   would  attract  '���������more, attention than .1 baby elephant;.but  it could never be safely  floated down the  river?    Mr.  Thompson  says  ifs a boat,  but it's .certainly of a S|*ecies never before  seen   in   dsese   parts.      Probably    Mr.  Thompson i������ a joker.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at  its next aewion for an Act to incorporate a  company with power to construct, equip,  unaiotain aad operate a line of railway, commencing at a point at or near the head of  navigation on the Stickeen River, in the Dis  trust of Cassiar* Province of British Columbia; thenoe by the most feasible route to a  point at or near the south end of Teslin  Lake, in the District aforesaid; thence along  the said Teslin Lake, hj the side thereof  which shall be lound most feasible for the  purposes of the company, in a northerly direction to a point at or near the northern  boundary of the said Province of British  Columbia.  And with the further power to extend ,  the said line of railway in a southerly direction by the most feasible route to a  point on or uear the head of Portland Cfinal, or some other convenient port ou the  west coast of British Columbia.    t  And with further power to build, coi*-  atruct, equip, maintain and operate tcl.--  grap and telephone lines to be usvd in connection with the undertaking of the company and to transmit messages thereon  for the public, and to levy aud collect tolls  therefor; and with further-jo-ver to build,  equip, maintain and operate steamship.* and  other vessels to bo used in connection with  the said railway, whether on the Stikeen  River or elsewhere, and with further powder to expropriate lands for the purposes of  the company, and to acquire lauds, uonuseH,  privileges, or other aid or concessions, from  any government municipality, persons or  iiodies corporate, and to make traffic and  other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other companies; and for all ooher  nsaal necessary or incidental rights, powers and privileges as may be necessary.  Dated 13th day of September, A. D. 1897  McPHILLIPS, WOOTTEN & BARNARD,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  2-5 3  NOTICE  All persons are forbidden to deposit nigh  soil or garbage upon  or near tbe hospital  grounds, under penalty of the law.  STTNX*AY SERVICES  Trinity 'Church���������Services in the ave-  ning.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  UBual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  .-St.-George's Presbyterian Church���������  Rev. ���������--���������������������������-���������������������������" , Services at 11 a.  iii. and 7 p. m. Sunday Schoo ^t2:30.  Y.P.S.C E. at  close   of   evening   service.  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector. ~VV. B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner.,-���������James Abrams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKuight, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  Collu.���������Comox, Gee. F. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.-���������Courtenay, J. W.  McKenzie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J.  W.   Hutchinson,  and P. S. Scharschmidt, Union.  COURTENAY. B.C.  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  on both sides of tho Courconay River, and on  the road u j the Settlement^ three miles f rum  Comox kiay. The road to Union .also passes  through it. It has a central position. Hare  are two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  <i favorite place for fishermen nnd hunters.  CO URTENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.  Callum, Proprietor.  H.   Mc-  RIVERSIDE HOTEL,   J.  J-   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Blacksmith and Carriage Muktu-.  COMO X.  COMOX is a'villnge boautiful'.y loo,ated,on2the  bay of the wntne inunc, iu Oonux District,.   .V.  Practice itauge. Moaa House and Wharf, havo  lately been ujtabiishoUon the .SandSpit, which  forms the harbor, by the. naval .authorities,'an-1  here some one of Her.Majudty's.Ships is  tobj  found two-thirds of the time.   Hero is a post  othco.   hotels, two scores,  ba.!������ery, ������jt".c.   The  scenery     grand, and^good huntiugnear.   Tlie  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls here on  Wednesdays, and departs Friday   mornings.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  UNION.  1  ���������? ������      ', ���������  ��������� '  THIS TOWN, the eastern, part of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hills, of the Buford Mounttans,  about 500 feet above the waters of the  Georgian Straits, and 60 miles north of  Nanaimo. It is connected with Bayne  Sound, by a line of railway 13 miles m  length. Its principal industry is coal  mining. It turns out from 700 tons to  1,000 tons of coal per dav of the best  steam coal. This is transfe.red over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tugs with  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being constructed at  the Wharf in connection with the coal  industry.  Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It has one large  Departmental Store besides two general  stores, four large hotels, two saw mills,  two merchant tailoring establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metal, harness and saddlery,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  baiber shops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  Why send away for your printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  vre are now prepared to turn out everything  in the line of Job Printing.  Teaming'&  Livery.'...  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  arid do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatriek,  Union, B. C.  x    also    X  HORSESHOING      AND I  GENERAL  Blacksmithing.  Cumberland Hotel,  Union, B. C. *  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  fVnd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Puntledge Bottling Works.  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER OF-   SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler  of  Different   Brands  of   Lager  Beer,   Steam.'.-Beer. and. Porter.  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.  __:__<3- IBZBIBIR, SOILilD FOB 0__-SZE3: 0_>T^.*_r  COURTENAY,  B. C.  ifl  Best of Wines and Liquors.  c  Barber,  Shop  - AND  ;   ;    Bathing  Establishmen t  O. H. Fechner,  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for ihe Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don and the . Phoenix 61  Hartford.       * r .-J  Agenr for the Provincial  Building .and Loan Association of Toronto.   THIRTY-SEVENTHYEAR  ������������������������   ���������   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION  ! Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated. \  Indispensable to Mining Men.  <  ,    J  ) THREE DOLLARS PER YEAR. POSTPAID. {  f SAMPLE COPIES PP.EE. j  \      MIRING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,      \  <220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Gal.\  Do you know that'we can print you just  as neat a business card a-s yon can get in  any other printing office in the Province,  and just as cheap too ? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also? In fact we can  do anything in the line of job printing.  Give us a trial.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C^  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign  cigars  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR  ARTICLE toi the same money  ������N_���������*������������������������������������_���������������������������^_������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������_���������_���������������������������������������������������������������M���������-���������������������������������������������_������������������  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels ef the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information  leading  to  conviction.  'V.  E. Norris, Sec'y  11���������Un_MMM���������MapB_BI_������_MH^__*__������������__^__MM___B_B__WW__B���������������!_���������������������������������������������������  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDEE,  ���������tTJSTIO^T, B. c.   ���������  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliances, should be  aid to Mr. Frank Dalby.  o_______p! o:__:e3.a._? i i _*__  WOYB* WIRE FENCING  "WIRE ROPE SELVAGB.  ���������EST  6TEEL  WIRE  E������3_A__Pti  THESE  AS WELL AS      .  Mc Mullen's   choice  ��������� Ontario wire f^ncinVco., uo. Steel Wire Netting for  Pictoa. Ontario. ������  Trellis,  are   sold  before.  T?  Poultry Yards,   Lawn t encng,   etc.,  much   Lower   this year,   than ever  They are.the best.  Merchant for them.  Ask  your Hardware  GO TO  FOR  AT-  rices.  any-  a ��������� e #  LY  CONSUMPTION  I presume we have used over  one hundred bottles of Piso's  _ Cure for Consumption in my  family, and I am continually advising other.  to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the  I ever used.���������"W. C. Miltenbbrgbr, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-   ���������*    plaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  '^?^fg:i]S?P;S5iCiJ'lR���������i IF OJB?  Tbe Best Cough Syrup. 1  Tastes Good. Use in tirae.|  Sold by Druggists,  ^M-lC'o?t<i.$.Hi*N?lP-T������ oU:  } ���������������������������JSa^SWOWWKStt i> V^JTteJ^ft^faWTO4iH?arfJffgli<^afl^_^ ai nr-W  r inWniir^fliii  The  ign  of the Four.  BY A.  CON AN DOYLtE?  * (CONTINUED.) .-.'.' ^ .���������'".'.'  "Well. I was never iri v luck's', way'  long. Suddenly.���������'. withotit a- note of  warning, the great mutiny broke upon  us. One month India- lay as still and  peaceful, to all appearance, as Surrey  or. Kent; the next there were two  hundred thousand black devils let  loose, and the country was a perfect  hell. Of course, you know .all about?it,  gentlemen, a deal more tlian I do, very  like, since reading is not in my line. : I  only know, what I saw with my own  eyes. - Our plantation was at a place  called Muttra, near the border of the  Northwest    Provinces.      Night    after  - night the whole  sky' was  alight with  the burning bungalows, and; day after  , day we had small companies of Europeans passing through our estate, with  their wives and children, on their way  o to Agra, where������������������ where, the nearest  troops. Mr. Abelwhite was an obstinate man. He had it in his head that  the affair had been exaggerated, and  that it would blowtoyer as suddenly as  it had sprung up. , ?There he sat on his  ' veranda, drinking ."whisky pegs and  ��������� smoking cheroots, while the country  was in a' blaze about him. Of course  we stuck by him, I and Dawson, who,;  with his wife, used to do the bookwork  and managing. Well, one fine day- the  crash came. , I had been away on a  distant plantation, and was riding  slowly home in the.evening, when niy  eye fell upon something all huddled to-  f ether at the bottom 'of a.steep nullah..'  rode down to see what it was, and the  ���������cold struck through my heart when I  found, it   was   Dawson's   wife, all cut  , into ribbons, and half eaten with jackals and native  dogs.    A little farther  up the road Dawson himself was lying  on his face, quite dead,  with an empty  revolver in his hand,  and four Sepoys  lying across each other in front of him.  I reined up my horse, wondering which  way I should turn, but at that moment  I saw   thick' smoke   curling   up from  Abelwhite's bungalow- and the flameB  beginning to burst through the roof.    I  knew then that I could dp my employer  no good, but would only throw my own  life away if I meddled in the matter.  Prom where I stood I  could'see hundreds of the   black   fiends,   with their  red coats still on their backs, dancing  and howling -round the burning house.  Some, of them   pointed   at   nie,   and a  couple of bullets sang past my head ; so  I broke away across the paddy fields,  and found   myself' late   at   night safe  within the walls of Agra.  "As it proved,vhowever, there was no  great safety there, either. The whole  country was ,up like a swarm of bees.  ' Wherever the English could collect in  little bands they held just the ground  .__ that their guns commanded. Everywhere else they were helpless fugitives.  It was a-fight of the millions against  the hundreds ; and the cruelest part of  it was that these men that we fought  against, foot, horse and gunners, were  our own picked troops, whom we had  taught and trained, handling our Own  weapons, and blowing our own bugle  ���������calls. At Agra there were the Third  ?Bengal Fusiliers, some Sikhs, two  troops of horse, and a battery of artillery. A volunteer corps of clerks and  merchants had been formed, and this  I joined, wooden leg and all. We went  out to meet the rebels at Shahgunge  early in July, and we beat them back  for a time, but our powder gaye_put,  and we had to fall back upon the city.  Nothing but the worst news came to  us from every side���������which is not to be  wondered at, for if- you look at the map  you will see that we were right "in the  heart of it. Lucknow is rather better  than a hundred miles to the east, and  -Cawnpore' about as far to the south.  From every point on the compass there  was nothing but torture, and murder,  and outrage.  "The City of Agra is a great place,  swarming with fanatics and fierce  devil-worshipers of all sorts. Our  handful of men were lost among the  narrow, winding streets. Our leader  moved across the river, therefore, and  took up his position in the old fort of  Agra. I don't . know if any of you  gentlehien have ever read-or heard anything of that old fort. It is a verv  queer place���������the queerest that ever 1  was in, and I have been in some rum  corners, too. First of all. it is enormous in size. I should think that the  inclosure must be acres and acres-  There is a modern part, which took all  our garrison, women, children,- stores  and everything else, with." plenty of  room over. But the modern part is  nothing like the size of the old quarter,  where nobody goes, and which is given  over to   the scorpions   and   the   centi-  Eedes. It is all full of great deserted  alls and winding passages, and long  corridors twisting i*i and out, so that it  is easy enough for folks to get lost in  it. For this reason it was seldom that  any one went into it, though now and  again a party with torches might go  exploring.  "The river washes along the front of  the old fort, and so protects it. btit on  the sides and behind there are many  doors, and these had to be guarded, of  course, in the old. quarter a* well as in  that which was actually held by our  troops. We were short-handed, with  hardly men enough toman tlie angles  of the building and to serve tlie guns.  It was impossible for us. therefor;.-, to  etation a strong guard at ever\- ono of  the innumerable gates. What we did  was to organize a central guard-house  in. tlie middle of the fort, and to leave  each gate under the charge of one white  man and two or three natives. I was  selected to take charge during certain  hours of the night of a small isolated  door upon the southwest side of the  building.      Two   Sikh    troopers   were  placed under my command, and 1 was'  instructed'if anything, 'went wrong to  fire my mtisket, when v I might?.rely  upon help coming at once from the  central guard. As the,, guard? was a  good two hundred, paces away, however:-arid as the space between -was cut  tip into a .labyrinth' of passages and  corridors, ,I had great doubts ' as ��������� to  ���������whether they could arrive in time to be  of any use in case of an actual attack,  "Well, I was pretty proud at having  this small command given me, since I  was a raw recruit, and a game-legged  one'at, that. For two nights. 1 kept  watch, .with my Punjaubees. They  were tall,' fierce-looking chaps, Mahomet Singh and Abdullah Khan byname, both old fighting men who had  borne arms  against -us at Chilianwal-  lah. They could talk 'English pretty  well, but' I could giet little out of "them.  They preferred to stand, together and  jabber all night in their queer Sikh  lingo. - For myself, I used to stand outside'the gatewajT, looking down on the  broad, winding river and on the twinkling lights of, the great city. The beating of drums, the rattles of tomtoms  and the yells, and howls of the rebels,  drunk with 'opium and with bang, were  enough to remind us''all' night of our  dangerous, neighbors across the stream.  Every two hours the Officers of the  night, used, to come round to all the  posts,-.to',-make- sure that all was well,  x he third night of my watch was  dark and dirty, with a small, driving  rain. , It was dreary work standing in  the gateway hour after hour' iri such  weather. , I tried again and again-to:  .make .my Sikhs talk, but without much  success. 'At?,.two, in the morning the  rounds passed, and broke for a moment  ,the w eariness of the night. Finding  that my companions would not be'led  into conversation, I took out my pipe,'  and laid down my. musket to strike a  match..' In an instant the two Sikhs  were upon me. One of them snatched  my fire-lock up and levelled it at niy  head? -while the other held a great  knife to my throat and, swore between  his teeth that he would plunge it into  ihe if I moved a step.   .-. ���������       ,',-.."���������'  ' .'"My ".first thought was that these fellows were in league  with the rebels,?  and that; this was the beginning of an  assault.    If our door were in the hands  of the Sepoys the place must fall, and  the  women and children be treated as  they were in Cawnpore. ' Maybe you  gentlemen think that I am just making  out a case for myself,  but I give you  niy word that when I thought of that,  though I felt the point,of the knife at  my throat,  I opened, my mouth with  the intention of giving a scream, if it  was my last one, which might alarm  the main guard.    The man who held  ' me seemed to?know my thoughts ; for,  even as I braced myself to it, he whispered, 'Don't make a  noise?  .The fort  is safe enough.    There are no rebel dogs  on this side of the river.'   There was  the ring of truth, in. what he said, and  I knew that if I raised my voice I was  a dead man.;  I could read it in the fellow 's brown eyes.    I waited, therefore,  in silence, to see what it was that they  wanted from me?  ���������" 'Listen to me, Sahib,' said the  taller and fiercer of the pair, the one  whom they called Abdullah Khan.  'You must either be with us now or  you must be silenced forever. The  thing is too great a one for us to hesitate. Either you are heart and soul  with us on your oath on the cross of  the Christians, or your body this night  shall be thrown into the ditch and we  shall pass over to our brothers in the  rebel army. There is no middle way.  Which is "it to be, death or life? We  can only give you three minutes to decide, for the time is passing, and all  must be done before the rounds come  again.'   ,      (  "'How can I decide? said I.- 'You  have not told me what you ..want of  me. But I tell you now, that if? it is  anything against the safety of the fort  hear of ndthing but of their death and  of their overthrow.    Yet,' being a careful man, he made such plans that, come  what,might, half at least of his treasure  I'should be left toliim.v That which was  in gold, and silver he kept bs* him in the  vaults? of  the, ,palace;?' but   the  most  precious stones and the choicest pearls;  that, he had he put in an iron-box; and  sent it by a trusty servant who, under  the guiseof a merchant, should take it  to the fort at Agra, there to lie until the  land is. at peace.    Thus,  if the rebels'  won he would havehis riioney, but if the  Company conquer his, jeAvels -wouldhe  saved to him.-    Having thus divided his  hoard? he threw himself into the cause  of the Sepoys,  since   they were strong  "upon,'his,, borders..   By his doing this,  mark you, Sahib, his property becoihes  the duo of those who have been true to  their salt.'  '.'.'This."' pretended merchant, who  travels under the name of Achmet, is  now in the cits'- of Agra, and desires to  gain his.-way into the fort. He has  with him, as travelling companion, my  foster brother, Dost Akbar, who knows  his secret. Dost Akbar has promised  this night, to lead him to a side postern  of the fort, and has chosen this one, for  his purpose. : He', will come presently,  and here he will find Mahomet Singh  and .myself awaiting him. The place  is;lonely, and none shall know of his  coming. The world shall know of the  merchant Achmet ,no more, ��������������������������� but tlie.  great treasure of the rajah shall be divided -among us. What say you to it,  -Sahib ?���������'"���������",.,.���������.��������� '        ,     ? ;  ���������-, "In Worcestershire the life of a man  seems a great and sacred thing ; but it  is very different when there is fire and  blood all round you and you have been,  used?'to meeting death at everjr turn.  Whether Achmet the merchant lived  or diedwas a thing a's light'.. as air to  me, but at the, talk about the treasure  my heart turned to it, and I thought  of what I might do in the old country  with it* and how my, folk would stare  when they saw their ne'er-do-weel coming back with his pockets full of gold  moidores. I had, therefore, already  made up my mind. .Abdullah Khan,  however, thinking that I hesitated,  pressed the matter more closely.  " 'Consider,.Sahib,' said he, 'that if  this man is taken by the commandant  he will be hung or shot, and his jewels  taken, by the Government, so that no  man will be a rupee the better for them.  Now, since we do the taking, of him,  why. should we hot; do the rest as well?  The jewels will be as well with us as  in the Company's coffers.; There will  be enough to make every one of us rich  men and grea'tchiefs. No one can know  ,about the inatter, for here we are cut  off from.all men. What could be better  for the purpose ? Say again,' then,  Sahib, whether you are with' us, or if  we must .look upon you as ah enemy:'  ���������"X  am with you, heart and soul,!.  "I could not trust myself to speak  longer with the man. The more I  looked at his fat, frightened face, the  harder did it seem that we should slay  him in cold blood. It was best to get  it over.  ?." 'Take him to the main guard,' said  I. The two Sikhs closed in upon him  on each side, and the giant walked  behind, while they marched in through  the dark gatewaj^. Never was a man  so compassed round with death. I remained at the gateway with the lantern,  ' "I could hear the measured tramp of  ��������� their   footsteps   sounding through the  lonely corridors.    Suddenly it ceased,  and I heard voices, and a scuffle, with  the   sound  of blows.    A moment later  there .came,   to- my  horror, a rush of  -footsteps coming "in, my direction, with  the loud breathing of   a running man.  I turned my  lantern   down the  long,  straight passage,   and' there  was the  fat man, running like the wind, with a  smear of' blood   across   his   face, and.  close at his heels, bounding like a tiger,  the   great black-bearded   Sikh, with a  knife   flashing   in   his' hand,    I have  never seen a man run   so fast  as that  little merchant.    He ' was   gaining on  the, Sikh, arid   I could see  that if  he  once passed me and got to the ooen air,  he would  save himself yet.    My heart  softened to him, but again the thought  of   his treasure   turned   me hard and  bitter.    I cast my firelock between his  legs   as he  raced  past, and   he rolled  twice  over like a shot rabbit.    Ere he  could stagger to   his feet the Sikh was  upon him, and buried his  knife  twice  in his   side.    The  man never   uttered  moan nor moved muscle, but lay where  he had fallen.    I think, myself, that he  imay have   broken   his neck   with   the  fall.'  You   see,  gentlemen, that  lam  keeping my promise.    I am telling you  every word of this business just exactly  as it happened, whether   it is   in my  favor or not."  HOG  CHOLERA.  to be continued.)  TIME  FOR ACTION.  The  with it: so you  knife   and wel-  I will have no truck  can drive home your  come.'.  " "It is nothing against the fort,' said  he. 'We only ask you to do that*which  your countrymen come to this land for.  We ask you'to be rich. If you will be  one of us this night, we will swear to  you unon the naked knife, and by the  three-fold oath' which no Sikh was ever  known to break, that you shall have  your fair share of the loot. A quarter  of the treasure shall be yours. We can  say no fairer.'  "'But what-is the treasure, then?"  I asked. 'I am as ready to be rich as  you can be, if you will but show me  how it can be done.'  " 'You swear, then,' said he, 'by the  bones of your father, by the honor of  your mother, by the cross of your faith,  to raise no hand and speak no word  against us, either now or afterward?'  ���������_" 'I will swear it.' I answered, 'provided that the fort is not endangered.'  " 'Then my comrade and I will swear  that you shall have a quarter of the  treasure, which shall be equalhy divided  among the four of us,'  " "There are but three,' said I.  "'No; Dost Akbar must have his  share. We can tell the tale to you  while we await them. Do you stand  at the gate, Mahomet Singh, and give  notice of their coming. Tlie thing  stands thus, Sahib, and I tell it to you  because I know that an oath is binding upon a Feringhee, and that we may  trust you. Had j^ou been a lying Hindoo, though you had sworn by all the  gods in then- false temples, your blood  would have been upon the knife and  your body in the water. But the  Sikh knows the Englishman, and the  Englishman knows the Sikh. Hearken, then, to what I have to say.  " 'There is a rajah in the northern  provinces who has much wealth,  though his lands are small. Much has  come to him from his father, and more  still he has set bjr himself, for he  is of a low nature and hoards his gold  rather than spend it. When the  troubles broke out he would be  friends both with the lion and the tiger  ���������with the Sepoy and with the Company's Haj. Soon, however, it seemed  to him that the white men's day was  come, for through all the land he could  said I.  "'It'is well,' he ;answered, handing  me bach my firelock. ������������������ You see; that  we trust you, for your word, like ours,  is not to, be broken. We have .how  only to wait ,for my brother and the  merchant.'  " 'Does your brother know, then, of  what you will do ?' I asked.  " 'The plan is his. He, has devised  it. We will, go to the gate and share  the watch with Mahomet Singh.'  ' "The rain, was still falling steadily,  for it was just the beginning of the wet  season. Brown, heavy clouds were  drifting across the sky, and it was hard  to see more than a stone-cast. A deep  moat lay in front of our door, but the  water was in places nearly dried up,  and it could easily be crossed. It was  strange tp me to be standing there with  those two wild Punjaubees waiting for  the man who was coming to his death.  . "Suddenly my eye' caught the.glint  of-a shaded lantern at the other side of  the moat. It vanished among: the  mound heaps, and then appeared again  coming slowly in our direction.  " 'Here they are !' I exclaimed.  " 'You will challenge him, Sahib, as  usual,' whispered Abdullah. 'Give  him no cause for fear. Send us in with  him, and we shall do the rest while you  stay here on guard. Have the lantern  ready to uncover that we may he sure  thatjis indeed the man.'  "The light.had flickered onward, now  stopping and now advancing, until I  could see two figures on the other side  of the moat, I let them scramble  down the sloping bank, splash through  the mire, and climb half-was7- up to the  gate before I challenged them.  " 'Who goes there?' said I, in a subdued voice. .  " 'Friends,' came the answer.'  "I uncovered 1113- lantern and threw  a flood of light upon them. The first  was an enormous Sikh, with a black  beard which swept nearly down to his  cummerbund. Outside of a show I  have never seen so tall a man. The  other was a little, fat, round fellow,  with a great yellow turban, and a  bundle in his hand, done up in a shawl.  He seemed to lie all in a quiver with-  fear, for his hands twitched as if he had  the ague, and his head kept turning to  left and right with two bright little  twinkling eyes, like a mouse when he  ventures out from his hole. It gave me  the chills to think of killing him, but I  thought of the treasure, and my heart  was as hard as a flint within me.  When he saw my white face he gave a  little chirrup of joy and came running  up towards me.  "'Your protection, Sahib,'he panted ; 'your protection for the unhappy  merchant Achmet. I have traveled  across Hajpootna that I might seek the  shelter of the fort at Agra. I have  been robbed, and beaten, and abused  because I have been the friend of the  company. It is a blessed night this  when I am once more in safety���������I and  my poor possessions.'  " 'What have you in the bundle ?'  I asked.  " 'An iron box,' he answered, 'which  contains one or two little family  matters which are of no value to  others, but which I should be sorry to  lose. Yet I am not a beggar ; and I  shall reward 3*ou, young Sahib, and  your governor also, if he will give ine  the shelter I ask.'  Colored   Deacon   Drew   the   JClne   at  - This Sort of Buttons. ,  '  Ther������ was an expression of great sternness in the old colored man's.face as he  stepped into the house of one of his neighbors. "I has come." he said slowly, "ter  exercise ma inquisitiveness on a subject  which am li'ble ter affeck yoh interests an  ostentatiousness ia dis community wif  great consternation."  "Wh-whu's been goin on?" stammered  the man to whom he had thus delivered  himself.  "Yoh is li'ble ter lose yoh- standin  'mongst yoh fellow man, an I come hyuh  ter wiihri yoh in time. Does yoh reco'nize  dis here?" he went on, holding up a but-  lonibet-ween his thumb and forefinger.  ' ,''_ow's I gwinter reco'nize dat? , Dah'a  millions an dozens ob dem made ov'ry  week.* I kaint keep count ob all dat gits  tu'ned out, kin I?  "Disher ain't no common button. Ef  yoh'11 look clus, yoh'11 see dat do place wah  do thread goes though is done broke clah  out. Foh, practical purposes, dat button  ain' no mo' good dan a las' ya'h's almanac.  "Looky yere,   man*    Whut make yoh  eome roun tellin me bout yoh troubles?"   .  "Lemme  tell yoh de history er de case.  Bein a pusson ob experience an '6p6n8ibil-:  ity in sech  matters, I wah intrusted las'  Sunday wif  de  honorable an  impohtant  privilege o' passin de collection plate."  "Yassuh."  "As is my: practice; I _ep' notice bb  eb'ryt'ing dat drapped, an hit am a sig-,'  nificant fack dat jes' befo' I come ter yoh,  dah warn't no button in de plate, an jes' ���������  aftub I lef' disher wah discuvuhed to my;  contemplacious gaze."  ?    "Well, I reckon it's done pas' and gone,:  "ain't-it?" '    !  "Yassuh.     But   de   incident   am   not  closed."  "Whut does yoh want me ter do?"  "I doesn't kyah whut yoh does.    I'ze  hyuh ter let yoh take yoh choice.    Bz de  case now stan's, disher button ain't no  good  ter nobody.    Hit am -'uss dan a  counterfeit 10 cent piece, case dar ain't no  chance ob accidentally passin it an so hab-  bin it re'lize de 'riginal intention.    Yoh  kin eithnh take baok yoh damaged goods'  an supply an efficacious substitute, or yoh  kin look fohwuhd wif confidence ter immediate an fohmal puhceedin'sfoh yoh dis-;  memberment f'um our organization.    We;  has been bery liberal in our dealin's wif de;  congregation, an, as a result, hab colleot-!  ed two tin cupfuls o' clipped an battered!  coins.    But when it comes ter ringin in;  er mutilated   button, it am time ter take ;  puhsonal recognizance ob de habit an nip:  It in de bud."���������Washington Star.  ,  The Usual Course.  "Here  is   another story  in  the  paper  about a small boy who tied his father up;  in an argument so that the old man hadn't >  a word  to  say.    I wonder why none of \  these stories is ever finishedf"  "What is lacking?"  "Why, they never tell how the mortified,  parent gave his logical child a swat along- ���������  side the ear. That is the way my father'  did under the circumstances."���������Cincin-i  nati Enquirer.  To Prevent Infection In Railway Cars and  Stockyards.  The writer knows of frequent instances where farmers or feeders liavd'  gone to Cincinnati or East Liberty, Pa.,  and bought stock hogs for home feeding.  He does not know of any instance  where disease did not break out within  three weeks after such stock had landed  on the buyer's ��������� farm. He had some expensive experience himself in 1S73 with  hogs brought info the township from a  distance by rail. Since that date and  ��������� his investigations of like results from  purchases in stockyards he has limited  his feeding to his own raising. This he'  considered the only safe rule.  Experience and scientific study of the  disease show that the disease is infectious, is easily transported iu filth, or  by carrion,-or fowls, or'feet of men and  beasts. The highest authorities agree  that it is a germ disease, and any means  that can bring tho pig in contact with  these germs, that multiply in filthy  cars, yards or pens, will be effective in  spreading the disease at any season and  most effectually when the weather is  oppressive and the water supply is poor  or the feed is defective so as to reduce  the vigor of tho animals. , When such  conditions prevail, the disease readily  becomes epidemic, yet it is not believed  that these conditions of a herd will cause  a spontaneous outbreak. The conditions  simply favor the ready and rapid devel-<  opment of germs, and tbe increase of.  bacilli in the system is soon manifest  in some form of this plague.  The farmer's,hope is in keeping his  herd under good sanitary conditions,  and so far as possible preventing the  transportation of disease germs to his  herd or introducing among -his stock  animals that have been exposed to it in  transit or in ' infected yards or pens. -.  That bogs can be carried in cars and  not infected we believe, if proper care is  taken to have the cars thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before loading and-'  they are not loaded on public shoot's  from long used pens or yards. In the.  last report of the bureau of animal industry we find a valuable suggestion  from J. B. Mathews of Iowa.  Mr. Mathews suggests that  the  gen--  eral  government  should  regulate   the  shipping and, handling of stock hogs at  least.,   His observations of shipment of  hogs  for feeding for the last five years  into  western Iowa  from   Illinois, Missouri or Nebraska shows that these hogs  have  "invariably  been   affected  with  disease, and  the parties shipping them  claim they were in' good health   at   the  time they were shipped." He holds that  the hogs contract  disease  in   the  cars  or pens in transit.    To prove that hogs  can be safely shipped under proper conditions he cites the case of , Mr. Evans,'  who shipped  from Illinois to his farms  in western Iowa 200 stock hogs.  Before  loading .them he cleaned the cars, used  disinfectants and  would not  allow the  hogs to be unloaded at, any stockyards.  On  arrival at  his    town���������Carson���������he  would not  even  allow  them   to  pass  through the shoot  commonly used, but  let them out of the cars some distance  from the  stockyards   and drove home.  These hogs kept healthy.    They passed  through a part of the state of  Iowa, be  it noted, where the disease was prevailing, and yet  by selecting-healthy hogs  and shipping them so as to avoid infected cars and stockyards they escaped dis- ���������  ease.  . :.���������- . , ���������;���������''��������� :- ���������. .-. -.,-.  True, stockyards and cars are not the  only pregnant sources of this disease,  but they are so surely plague centers  that it is unsafe to buy stock.hogs from  stockyards or ship them in uncleaned  cars. We believe the interests of swine  growers, pork packers and consumers of  pork and pork products demand that  the general government should at least  put railways and stockyards under such  sanitary regulations that we can ship  hogs, sheep and cattle without risk oi  contracting some infectious and deadly  disease.���������L. N. Bonham in Breeder's/.  Gazette.  Unjustifiable Affront.  "This is an insult," declared the prisoner in the police court.  "What do you mean, sir?" roared the  judge.  "I'm a professional rider, your honor,  and here I'm charged with scorching at  the rate of eight miles an hour."���������Detroit  Free 1-ress.  Artistic  you dare to  "And do you dare to call you_>���������* a;  man?" said the masculine lady, looking!  down from the vantage of the back stoop, j  "Nome, not izzackly," responded  Mr. |  Perry Patettic humbly.    "I ain't more'n  an  outline, so to speak.    I need a lot oi  flllin in.''���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  Appropriate Nomenclature.  "And this beautiful hybrid," continued  the enthusiastic floriculturist, "I have  named 'The Candidate's Pledge.' "  "Why so?"  "Because it fades so quickly."���������Detroit  News.    _ive Stock^Points.,,  It is natural, we fiinow, to name a  fine, high bred animal -for- some great  potentate. We do not object at all when  a royal Hereford or Shorthorn is christened Czar or Prince of Wales, but we  lately saw in a live stock journal the  picture of a likely looking female swine  labeled with the name .Queen Victoria.  Now we are as loyal an American citizen as ever breathed, but when it comes  to naming a female hog for tho queen  of England we confess ,it sort of gives  us a startle.  Bots do not often kill horses. That is  a delusion of old times without foundation in fact. The hot worms fasten upon the lining of a horse's stomach, but  they do not eat through the stomach,  as is popularly supposed.  Lice upon live stock appear to be particularly pestiferous this spring. We  have never found anything better than  the old fashioned way of painting along  the animal's backbone with mercurial  ointment, but a mixture of lard and  kerosene rubbed into the hair will also  kill the lice. Insect powder, if it is  fresh and 'strong, will do the business  effectually, and it is cleaner and less  objectionable than the other stuffs.  Just rub the powder thoroughly into  the hair and let it stay there.  "Don't ycu like the sawdust circle?"  "Are you talking about the circus 01  ������ocoanut pie?"���������Chicago .Record. WINDS THAT HINDEK  REV. DR. TALMAGE TO THE WEARY  AND DISCOURAGED:  '!  drops of a pre-  in a half glass  man has   by a  He Gives Words of Comfort to All Who  Iiabor Under Adverse Circumstances,  Both Physical and Mental���������The Overburdened and Over-���������orked.  Washington, May 30.���������Dr. Talmage's  sermon this week is one of good cheer.  -It will give encouragement to many  struggling souls. Tho subject is'"Contrary Winds,",and the text Matthew xiv,  24. "The wind was contrary."  As I well know by experience on Lake  Galilee, one hour1 all may be calm and  the next lour the winds and waves will  be so boisterous that you are in doubt as  to whether you will land on the shore or  on the boitbm of tho deep. The disciples  in jhe text were caught in such a stress  of weather and the sails bent and the  ship plunged, for "rhe wind was contrary." There is in one of the European  straits a jflaco, where, whichever way  you sail, the winds are opposing. There  ore pcoplc-who all their life seem sailing  In the'teeth of the' wind. All things seem  against thcni. ,It may bo said of their  condition <;s of that of the disciples in  my text, "the wind was contrary."  A Divine Physician.  A great multibudo of people are under  seeming disadvantage, and I will to-day,  in the swarthiest Anglo-Saxon that I can  manage, treat their cases; not as a nurse  counts out eight or ten  scription and stirs, them  of water, but as when a  mistake taken a large amount of sbrych-  , nine or paris green or belladonna, and  the patient is walked rapidly round the  room and shaken up until he gets wide  awake. Many of you have taken a large  draft of tha poison of discouragement,  and I coma out by the order of the divine  Physician to rouse you out of that lethargy.   '  First, many people aro under   the   disadvantage of an unfortunate name given  them by parents who thought   they were  doing a good thing.    Sometimes   at   the  baptism of children while I have held up  one hand in prayer I   have   held   up tlie  other   hand in amazement   that   parents  should   have   weighted   the   babe   with  such a dissonant and repulsive nomenclature.    I have not so much wondered that  some children should cry out at the chris  tening font   as   that 'others   with   such  " smiling .face should take a titlo that will  I be the burden, of th'eir lifetime. It is outrageous to afflict children   with   an    undesirable name because it happened to be  ' possessed by   a   parent   or   a rich   uncle  from whom favors are   expected  or some  prominent man of the day who  may end  his life in disgrace.    It is no   excuse, because, they aro Scripture names, to call a  child   Jehoiakim- or   Tiglath-Pileser.    I  baptized one by    tho    name    Bathshcba!  Why, under, all the oircumabient heaven,  any parent should'-.want, to give to a child  the name Of that loose creature of Scripture  times I cannot imagine. I have often felt  at the,baptismal altar, .when names were  announced to me, like saying, as did the  RevJ.'JDr. Richards of 'Morrisbown,    N. J.,  when a child was handed him for baptism  and the name given,   'Hadn't you better  call it something else?"  Impose not upon that babe a name  suggestive . ot.''flippancy or meanness.  There is no excuse for such assault and  battery on the cradle when our language  is opulent with names musical and suggestive in meaning, such as John, mean-  ing "the' gracious gift of God," or  Henry, meaning "the chief of a household," or Alfred, meaning "good counselor," or Joshua, -meaning "God, our  salvation," or Ambrose, meaning "immortal," or Andrew, meaning "manly,"  or Esther,meaning "star," or Abigail,  meaning "my father's joy," or Anna,  meaning "grace," or Victoria, meaning  "victory," or Rosalie, meaning "beautiful as a rose, "'or Margaret/ meaning "a  pearl, "or Ida,  Clara, meaning  meaning "busy,  meaning "godlike," or  'illustrious." or Amelia,  ' or Bertha, meaning  "beautiful," and hundreds of other  names just as good that are a help rather  than a. hindrance., '  ���������- -The Family Name.  But sometimes the great   hindrance in  life is: not in the given  name, but in the  family name. While legislatures aro willing to lift, such incubuses, there are families that keep a name which   mortgages  air the   generations   with   a great disadvantage.   Yo.u say, "I wonder if he is any  relation   to   So-and-so,"   meaning   some  family celebrated for crime or   deception.  It is'a wonder to   nie   that    in   all such  families some   spirited   young man  does  not rise, saying to his brother and sisters,  "If you want to keep   this   nuisance   or  scandaliation of a name, I   will   keep   it  no longer than until   by quickest   course-  of law I can slough off   this   gangrene."  The city directory has hundreds of names  the mere   pronunciation   of   which    has  been a lifo   long   obstacle.    If   you have  started life under a name   which,    either  through ridiculous orthography or vicious  suggestion,   has   been   an   incumbrance,  resolve that the next generation shall not  be so weighted.    lb is   not demeaning to  change a name.    Saul of   Tarsus became  Paul the Apostle    Hadassah,   "the myrtle,"   became   Esther,   "the   star."    We  have in America, and I suppose   it   is so  in all countries,   names   which ought to  be abolished,   and.... can    be   and   will be  abolished?for the reason   that   they are a  libel and a slander.  Bub if for any reason  you are   submerged   either   by   a. given  name or by a family name that you must  bear, God will help you to overcome   the  outrage by a life consecrated to  the good  and useful. You may erase the curse from  the name.   If it once stood for meanness,  you can make it stand for generosity.  If once it stood for pride, you can  make it stand for humility. If it once  stood for fraud, you can make it stand  for honesty. If once it stood for wicked-  cess you can make it stand for purity.  There have been multitudes of Instances  where men and women have magnificently conquered the disasters of the  names inflicted upon them.  Again, many people labor under the  misfortune of incomplete physical equipment. We are by our Creator so economi  cally "6_IItr?tnafc we ca"nn6*J? afford the  obliteration of any physical faculty. We  want our two eyes, our two ears, our  two hands, our two feet, our. eight fingers  and two thumbs. Yet what multitudes  of people have but one eye, or but one  foot! Me ordinary casualties, of life  have been, quadrupled; quintupled,, sex-  tupled, aye, centrupled, in our time by  the civil war, and at the north and south  a great multitude are fighting ������������������ the battle  of life with half, or less than half, the  needed-.physical, armaments'^ " T do not  wonder at the pathos of a soldier- during  the''.war, who, when told that he must  have his hand amputated, said, "Doctor,  czin't you save it?" and when told that  it was impossible, said,��������� with tears rolling  down his cheeks: "Weil; then, goodby,  old hand. I hate to part with you, You  have done me a good service' for many  years, bub it'seems you must go. Goodby." '. ���������';..?.  A celebrated .surgeon told me of a  scene in the clinical department of one of  the New York hospitals, when, a poor  man with a wounded leg was brought in  before the students to be operated oh.  The surgeon.'-was pointing out this and  that to,the students and handling the  wounded leg, and was about to proceed  to amputation when the poor man leaped  from the table and hobbled to the door,  and said, "Gentlemen, I am sorry to  disappoint you, but by the help of God I  will die with my. leg on." What a terrific  loss is-the loss of our   physical faculties!  The way the battle of Crecy was decided against the French was /by the  Welshmen killing the French 'horses, and  that brought their riders to the ground.  And'when you cripple this body, which  is merely the animal on which the soul  rides, you may sometimes defeat the soul.  .-.:'  ?'.'.??;'   ..?      .Physical Ills.?.'? '  Yet how many suffer from this physical taking off! iGood cheer, my brother!  God will make it up to you somehow.  The grace, the^ sympathy of God will be  more to you than anythingyouhave lost!  If God.allows part of your resources to  be cut off in one pla������e, he will add it on  somewhere else. As Augustus, the emperor, took off a day from February,  making it the shortest month in the year,  and added it to August the month named  after himself, so advantages taken from  one part of your nature will be added on  to another. But it is amazing how much  of the world's work has been done by  men of subtracted physical organization.  S. S. Preston, the great orator of the  southwest, went limping all his life, but  there was no foot: pub down upon any  platform of his day that resounded so  far ashis club foot. .Beethoven was so  deaf that he could not hear 'the crash of  the orchestra rendering his oraborios.  Thomas Carlyle, the 'dyspeptic martyr,  was given the commission to drive cant  out of the world's literature. The Rev.  Thomas Stockton, of Philadelphia,' with  one lung raised his audience nearer  heaven- than most ministers can? raise  them with two lungs. In the banks, the  insurance   companies,      the   commercial  establishments, the reformatory associations, the churches, there .are tens of  thousands of men and women to-day  doubled up with rheumatism, or. subject  to the neuralgias, or with .only-'-frag-'  inents of limbs, the rest of which they  left ab Chattanooga, or South Mountain,  or the Wilderness, and they are worth  'more to ? the "world arid mojg to the'  church and more to God than those of-  us who have never so much as had a  finger joint stiffened by a felon.  Put to full use all the faculties that  remain and charge on all opposing circumstances with the determination of  John of Bohemia, who was totally blind  and yet at a battle cried out, "I pray  and beseech you to lead me so far into  the fight that I may strike one good  blow with this sword of mine." Dp not  think so much of what faculties you have  lost as of, what faculties remain. You  have enough left to make yourself felt  in three worlds, while you help the earth  and balk hell and win heaven. Arise  from your discouragements, O men and  women of depleted or ' crippled. physical  faculties, and see what, by the, special  help of God, you can accomplish!  The skilled horsemen stood around  Bucephalus, unable to mount or manage  him, so wild was the steed. But Alexander noticed that tho sight of his own  shadow seemed to disturb the horse. So  Alexander, clutched him by the bridle and  turned his head away from the shadow  and toward the sun, and the horse's  agitation was gone, and Alexander  mounted him and rode off, to the astonish uient of all who stood by. And what  you people need is to have your . sight  turned away from the shadows of your  earthly lot, over which you have so long  pondered, and your'head turned toward  the sun���������the glorious sun of gospel consolation, and Christian hope and spiritual  triumph. >  A New Outlit.  And then remember that all physical  disadvantages will after awhile vanish.  Let those who have been rheumabismed  out of a foob, or cabaructed out of an eye,  or by the perpetual roar of our cities  thundered oub of an ear, look forward  to the day when this old beuemonb house  of flesh will come down and a better ono  shall be builded. Tho resurrection morning will provide you with a bebter outfit.  Either tho unstrung, wornout, blunted  and crippled organs will be so reconstructed thab you will nob know them,  or an entire new seb of eyes and ears and  feeb will be given you. Just what it  means by corruption putting on incor-  ruption we do not know, save that it  will be glory ineffable No limping in  heaven, no straining of the eyesight to  see things a little way off, not putting  of the hand behind the ear to double the  capacity of the tympanum, but faculties  perfect, all the keys of the instrument  attuned for the sweep of the fingers of  ecstacy. But until that day of resumption  comes let us bear each other's burdens  and so fulfill the law of Christ.  Another form of disadvantage under  which many labor is lack of early education. There will be no excuse for ignorance in the next generation. Free schools  and illimitable opportunity of education  will make ignorance a crime. I believe  in compulsory education, and those  parents who neclect to put their children  under educational advantages have but  one right left, and that is   the   peniten  tiary.    But there are multitudes   of m?"  and women in midlife who   have had \  opportunity.    Free schools   had   not y  been  established,   and   vast   multitude  ������������������had: little or no sohoolat   all.    They fee"  it when as Christian   men   they come to  speak or pray in religious   assemblies, or  public occasions, patriotic, or political, or  educational.  They are-silent because?they,  do no5 feel���������'competent.  They owe nothing  to English   grammar, ' or   geography, or  belles lettres.    They  would,  not know a  ^participle from a pronoun if   they met it.  many;times a day.   Many -of the men in  high   political   places' cannot   write  an  accurate letter on any theme.    They   are?,  completely dependent   upon , clerks   and  .deputies   and   stenographers   to   , make  things right.  I knew a literary man who  in other years in this city   made  his for  tune by writing speeches for congressmen  or fixing them up   for   The :' Congression  Record after they   were   delivered.    The  millionaire illiteracy   of   this   country is  beyond measurement. ������.  Now, suppose a man   finds   himself in.  midlife without .education, what is  he to  do?    Do   the   best   he   can.    The- most  effective layman   in   a   former   pastoral,  charge   that     I   ever   heard     speak   on  religious .themes could   within   five minutes of exhortation break   all the laws of  English grammar, and if he left any law  unfracbured he would complete the work  of ligua'l devastation in the   prayer  with  which he followed it. But I would rather  have him   pray for me if X were  sick   or  in trouble   than   any   Christian   man  I  know of, and in thab church all the people   preferred   him   in ; exhortation and  prayer to all others.;   Why?    Because   he  was so thoroughly   pious   and   had such  power with God he was   irresistible, and  as he went, oh in his ��������� prayer   sinners re- ?  pen ted and   saints   shouted   for joy, and  the bereaved seemed   to   get   back their  dead   in   celestial   companionship.    And  when he had stopped praying i',ria as soon  as I could wipe out of   my   eyes   enough  tears to see   the   closing   hymn   I ended  the   meeting, 'fearful   that   some   long  winded prayer meeting bore   would   pull  us down from..,the seventh heaven.  Opportunity.  Not a word have I to say against  accuracy of speech or fine elocution or  high mental culture. Get all these you  can. But I do say to those who were  brought up in the day of poor school-  houses and ignorant schoolmasters and  no opportunity: You may have so much  of good in your soul and so much of  good in your soul and so much of heaven  in your everyday life that you will be  mightier for good than any who went  through the curriculum of Harvard or  Yale or Oxford, yet never graduated in  the school of Christ. When you get up to  the gate of heaven, no one will ask you  where you can parse the first - chapter of  Genesis, bub whether you have learned  the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom, nor whether you know  how to square the circle, but whether you  have lived a square life in a round world.  Mount Zion is higher than Mount Parnassus..:.   -';'   ^But' what other multitudes there are  under other' disadvantages. Here: is a  ��������� Christian woman whose husband thinks,  religion a sham and while the wife prays  the children one way the husband swears  them another. Or here is a Christian  man who is trying to do his best for God  and the.church, and his wife holds him  back and says on the way home from  ���������prayer meeting, where he gave testimony  for Christ: "What a fool you made of  yourself! I hope hereafter' you will keep  still." And when he would be benevolent  and give $50 she criticizes him for not  giving 50 cents. I must do justice and  publicly thank God thab I never proposed  at home to give anything for any cause  of humanity or religion, but the other  partner in the domestic firm approved it.  And when it seemed bey nd my ability,  and faibh in God was necessary, she had  three-fourths the faith. But I know men  who when they contribute to charitable  objects are afraid that the wife shall find  it out. What a withering curse such a  woman must be to a good man!  Then there are others under the great  disadvantage of poverty. Who ought to  get things cheapest? You say those who  have little means. But they pay more.  You buy coal by the ton; they buy it by  the bucket. You buy flour by the barrel;  they buy it by the pound. You get apparel cheap, because you pay cash; they  pay dear, because they have to get trusted. And the Bible was right when it  said, '' The destruction of the poor is their  poverty."  Then there are those who made a mistake in early life, and that overshadows  all their clays. "Do you nob know thab  that man was once in prison?" is whispered. Or, "Do you know that that man  once attempted suicide?" Or "Do you  know that that man once absconded?"  Or, "Do you know that . bhab man was  once dscharged for dishonesty?" Perhaps  there was only one wrong deed in the  man's life, and that one act haunts the  subsequent half cenbury of his existence.  Others have unfortunate predominance  of some mental faculty, and their rashness throws them into wild enterprises,  or their trepidation makes them decline  great opportunity, or there is a vein of  melancholy in this disposition that defeats them, or thev have an endowment  of overmirbh that causes bhe impression of  insinceriby.  Other Hindrances.  Others have a mighty obstacle in their  personal appearance, for which they are  not responsible. They forget that God  fashioned their features and their complexion and their sbature, the size of  their nose, and mouth, and hands, and  feet, and gave them their gait and their  general appearance, and they forget that  much of the world's best work and the  church's best work has been done by  homely people, and that Paul the Apostle is said to havo been humpbacked and  his eyesight weakened by opthalmia,  while many of the finest in appearance  have passed their time before flattering  looking glasses, or in studying killing  attitudes, and, in displaying the richness  of wardrobes���������not one ribbon, or vest, or  sack, or glove, or button, or shoestring  of which they have had brains to earn  for themselves.  Others had wrong proclivities from the  start.    They were born wrong, and   that  i.j!:.':ie>s  'rrvt.r  UV21-  Wit.;   th  M.n.'V i.  sticks to one even ait.-i; .  They have a natiir.J    or.  275 years old. ���������   it   c.nie   uvsr wid.. tn.M-  great   grandfathers   fi-ozo  Wales, or France.    It-   w-i.s    born ?on..the.  banks .of the Thames,    or   thu  a i>h..j, .r.-.  the Tiber,'or"the-Rhine,, and has.'sjrvivfc-j  i.'Ll the plagues   ana'', i-.pkiemi'.-s   oi ma^y'  '.Cnnerationsj- and is-.livi-'ig..-'tod.,v '������������������on   ti.-.t'  . na'r.ks oi the   Pot6nui(V.  or the? Hudson?-'  or the Androscoggin,oi-. tha-S.i'vaxiK ih, r.;-:  ihe La Plata.'   And ''w.-.eriPiiJn m  t?-i/.-; r.<,  ��������� f-'t-ip.-chin evil   ������in3e?5Cr.-tl'". pro'ch'/iey'. .ha i-  1. : -��������� u him on   ;i.   roCK   in    xh.- rapLis ol:  ":s\\ '.:;iju;   hoi I'm j, ,o a    wi-'-v a. zxi-t^ from  w.-..vj a ihe >��������� wift, ���������c'urriiti'i'.s   are   trying to  s\v������;-.: lu..i .i_co the abyss beyond.-.   n" ?    ���������  . Oi;, '!,;;.s world is an overburdened,  world, -s.i,:i.overworked world! It is, an  awfully tired world. It is a dreadfully  unfortunate world. Scientists are trying  to find out the cause of, these earthquakes in all lands, cisatlantic and transatlantic. Some say this and some say  that;' I have taken the diagnosis of what  is the matter with the earth. It has- so  many burdens on it and so many fires  within it,, it has a fit? Tt cannot stand  such a circumference.and such a diameter.  Some,, new Cotopaxi or Stromboli or  .Vesuvius will open, and then allwill be  at peace for the natural world. But what  aboub the moral woes of ''the,world that  have racked all- nations, and for 6,000  years science proposes nothing but  knowledge, and many people who know  the most are the most tmcomforted?  A Cheering-Voice.  In,the way of practical relief for all  disadvantages and ail woes, ���������the only  voice that is worth 'listening to on this  subject is the voice of Christianity,' which  is the voice of Almighty God. Whether I  have mentioned the particular disadvantage under which you labor or not, I distinctly declare, in the name of my God,  that there is a way out and a way up for  all of you. You cannot be any worse off  than that Christian young woman who  was in the Pemberton mills when they  fell some years ago, and from under the  fallen timbers she was heard singing, "I  am going home to die no more."  Take good,courage from that Bible, all  of whose prom ises are for those in bad  predicament. There are better days for  you, either on earth or in heaven. I put  my hand under your chin and lift your  face into the light of the coming dawn.  Have God on your side, and then you  have for reserve troops ail the armies of  heaven, the 'smallest, company of which  is SO, 000 chariots and the smallest brigade 144,000, the lightnings of heaven  their drawn sword.  An ancient warrior saw an overpowering host come down upon his small company of armed men, and, mounting his  horse, he threw a handful of sand in the  air, crying, "Let their faces be covered  with confusion!" And both armies heard  his voice, and history says it seemed as  though the dust thrown in the air had  become so many angels of supernatural  deliverance, and the weak overcame the  mighty, and the immense.host fell back,  and the small number marched on. Have  faith in God, andthough all the allied  forces of discouragement seem.? to come  against you in battle? array, and their  laugh of defiance and contempt resounds  through all the valleys and mountains,  you might by faith in God and importunate prayer pick .up a handful of the very  dust of your humiliation and throw it  into the air, and it shall become angels  of victory over all the armies of earth  and hell. The voices of your adversaries,  human and satanic, shall be covered with  confusion, while you shall be not only  conqueror, but more than conqueror,  through that grace which has so often  made the fallen helmet of an overthrown  antagonist the footstool of a Christian  victory.  Every symptom of the   trouble   that had  so long made my life   miserable had disappeared.  For eighteen months I did not  use the pills and was' as well as   ever - I  had been in my life.    Then one morning  I   felt   a slight attack of the old trouble  and determined to try Dr. Wiliams' Pink  Pills   again.   T gob   a   box and  took an ;  occasional pill 'and have   never since had  a symptom . of the. trouble.     To  say that  ,Dr.    Williams'   'Pink   Pills    have   done  wonders for me is putting it mildly, and  I strongly, urge   their use   on   all   who  may be ill. Pink Pills were also of great '  benefit to a niece of mine,   Miss   Effie J. !  Everett.  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Osborne 10  He   took     it     in     a     quiet,, good-  natured way (comic)  David 10  There will come a time  . .Harris 10  Don't tell her you love her. .. .Dresser 10  Star light, star bright Herbert 10  You are not the only pebble   on   the  beach . . Carter 10  Lucinda's Jubilee (negro). ..Berlinger 10  Cause ma baby loves me Wilson 10  Dar'll be a nigger missin' Bloom 10  Words cannot tell my love Stahl 10  The girl you dream about Stahl 10  Hide   behind   the   door   when    papa  comes...;-.' Collin Coe 10  I   loved   you   better   than you knew    '  ...'.���������.;  Carroll 10  I love you.if others don't. .. .Blenford 10  Don't send her away,John..Rosenfeld 10  She   may   have     seen   better     days   Thornton 10  When the girl you love is many miles  , away .....:   . Kipper 10  Ben Bolt, English ballad   10  Sweet bunch of daisies Owen 10  The   wearing   of   the   green,     Irish  national song. ..-..���������   10  Instrumental.  Royal Jubilee waltzes Imp. Music Co. 10  Wheeling Girl two-step Imp. Musio Co. 10  El Capitan march and two-step. Sousa 10  20th Century Woman two-step. .Norris 10  A story ever sweet and true... .Stultz 10  Murphy on parade,the latest hit,Jansen lo  King Cotton march and two-seep Sousa 10  Handicap march and two-step. .Rosey 10  Choochi Choochi polka  Clark 10  Yale march and two-step. . .Van Baer 10  Black America march Zickle 10  Belle of Chicago tworstep; Sousa 10  Star Light, Star Bright walbz.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  \Y~ashington 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 ordera.  If you send for any music not in the  list you must be willing to accept any  subsbitute we send you Instead, if we  have not the music ordered. No 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  music 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  corresponds.ce- j  EMPIRE MUSIC CO'Y,        j  44Bay St., Toronto, j  i  I rcw=*i_!*������i_>*3^j^������a^  rsctste^ter^  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    SEPT.,    21st,   ,1897.  PERSONALS.  Dr. Westwood, left Friday morning for  Victoria for a few days.    No?5 two shifts,  Mr. Dave Roy returned from Vancouver  last Thursday.  Mrs. (Dr.) Westwood i3 stopping at  Union Bay at present.  Tho new Fredbyterian Hymnals have ar������  rived at T. D, McLean's. '���������    '    .. ; <'������������������'���������  SOCIAL and entertainment at Presbyterian Church to-right, Tuesday.  Mm. C. S. Ryder and her mother, Mrs.  Wile;������, -.oft Friday on a visit to Nanaimo.  Dr. Betta of Big Qualicum paid the town  a business visit Wednesday, and Thursday  laBt. -'��������������������������� w  Mr. R. H. Robertson was laid up last  week some days, from a,; nail wound on his  foot. .-'"������������������ ���������.,'���������'.'  Mr. Robert Elliot, who was fornsarly in  the livery business here, is now living in  Vancouver.  W. B. Mclnnes M. P. ia expected to pay  this section a visit on the 6th aud ', 7th of  October. '���������������������������   c     '  Mr. T. W. Holland, agent of the Dominion Building <& Loan Association, was in  town last week.  Mr. Alex. McMillan of Denman Island  was in town last vreek looking so much  younger, that he was hardly recognized.  Rev.Mr. Willemar preached on Sunday,  < Sept. 12th, at Comox Bay, there being over  100 in attendance, mostly from H. M, S.  Amphion. - ������������������  Kev.Mr.Crosby is expected to hold services at tbe Methodist Church, next Sunday, bat in case he does not arrive, there  will be a Sony Service in the eveniug.  T.Sullivan is an artist in his way. One  has only to visit his cottage on Windermere avenue to be convinced of this.  During over-hours he has papered several  rooms, and the harmony between payer  border, ceiling and centre piece is perfect  and i-hows, the artist. The Lincruater  Walton paper which takes the piaco of  wainscotting in the dining room is a.s useful as ornamental.  ���������OUR stock of Men's Shoes is complete and can guarantee a fit to all kinds  of feet, at McPhee & Moore's.  .;??;?:.?;;,: LOCALS  Coal is being dug at No. 2 slope and No,  5 shaft, at present.  ���������Twenty cases of Boots and Shoes  just receiver at ?v!cPhee& Moore's.  Mr. John King, living on tbe Courteno.y  road, was sent to the hospital last week.  Another of the panther family lost his  life on the Ceurfconay river the other day.  ���������Wedding presents. See the stock  (new)'of silverware at Leiser's.  The forest miscreant which stole Bridge's  sheep is still at large to commit further depredations.  We are pleased to team that Road   Overseer Berkeley has   pub   the   road   between  , Union and Courtenay in good repair.  ���������The choir under the leadership of Mrs.  E. McKim who acted as organist on Sunday at Trinity Church was strengthened  and very good.  FOR SALE.���������ANew Home sewing machine, and bedroom suite, almost new.  Enquire at News Office.  lb is said the Eli Rowland���������Clara B. mining and   Kelly Photographic Company   left  ,   Union Bay on the Maude last   Monday   for  wealth'and adventure on Texada Island.  Another Phize.���������-A. first prize of  &L00,  2d, of 50 cents offered for best comb   honey  at the Courtenay Exhibition, Oct.7th. This  was ommitted by-mistake by Revising Committee.  AST Will give lessons on piano, mandolin, banjo, guitar; also in painting, point  lace,    drawn work and embroidery.  MRS. BARRETT.  Contradicted.���������The rumor that Mr. R.  B. Lamb, who left Nanaimo, April 10th, of  this year, was dead in California is denied.  He is in San Francisco, and his wife, who  left here a week ago Friday, is understood  to be now in Nanaimo.  Our thanks to Mrs. Halliday for a superb bouquet of asters; there was such  a variety, and so large as to be taken for  chrysanthemums. We doubt if any professional florist can show a more varied  or beautiful collection of this flower.  ���������SECOND hand  "bike" at Anderson's  will sell cheap.    Come, .LOOKEE !  A baker's dozen of Australians, including  a few Red Jackets belonging to the Salvation army, arrived on Wednesday. They  will remain in Union, as the most attractive place on the Coa3t until spring, and join  the crowd of gold seekers for the "frozen  north."  Notice.���������Mr. John Mundell writes us  that he has received a reply from H, K.  Prior, Assistant Manager of E. & N. Railway, "that return tiekets for a single fare  from Nanaimo and points north will he given to people attending the Comox Exhibition at Courteuay, Oct. 7th, good to return  the same trip."  ��������� Call and examine the Stock of  Ladies Fancy Slippers and Oxford Ties,  at McPhee & Moore's.  The ladies of the Presbyterian   Churdh  will give a Social and -Entertainment on  Tuesday evening,   Sept.   21. ..'Adrrisskuv  25 cents.    Refreshments  will  be served.  D^oors open at 7:30.  fVfOTICE is hereby given that in and  -^ by virture of'a Commission, under the  Great Seal cf Canada, issued .under the  'the.provisions of Chapter 114��������� R.'.S.C. and ���������  tome directed authorizing me to, investigate, he?.r, and report upon all material,  facts relating to the alleged rights of certain settlers, or any person claiming from  anyof such seltlers, to the under rights  as well as the surface rignts of certain ,  lands in Vancouver bland, granted by  Her Majesty Queen Victoria, as represented 'by-.; the Dominion of. Canada, by.'  letters-patent bearing date the 21st April,  1887, to the Esquimalt'and. Nanaimo  Railway Company, I shall open the said :  Commission at the Court blouse in the  City of Nanaimo, on' Monday the 20th of  September,'.ihst., at n o'clock a. m., and  thereafter from day to day, as such session may be by me adjourned, either at .  the said Court House in the said City of  Nanaimo, or at such other place as I  may name and appoint, shall attend for  the purpose of enquiring into all matters  specified or referred to in the said Commission, concerning the said lands; and  all persons who are interested in the  said enquiry in any way, or who desire to  give or submit evidence relating thereto,  and who appear before me:, as above  appointed, shall be heard.  ���������Dated   at  Victoria,   this   nth   day   of  September, A.D. 1897.  T. G.  ROTH WELL,  Commissioner.   ���������  N. 15.     Unauthorized   publication    of  this notice will not be paid for.  T. G. R.  GOOD OATS.  .'Editor News : The .["other -day?'-you'  referred (in , your interprising paper to  myself among others, as having their oats  damaged by rain. My oats are bright  as a dollar and plump as a partridge,  weight 115 to 120 lbs.  to a sack, and you  will have   to go a  long   way to find  any  better.  H. Creech, Bniley Farm.  NOTE.-���������-We have seen a specimen of  Mr. Creech's oats and they are all lie  claims for them. We- hope the other,  farmers whose oats,were wet after being  cut, were "finally saved" in as good  condition.���������Ed. '���������:.-',".'���������������������������'.  ���������We learn that Mr.- Bish is giving  good satisfaction as a violinist for dancing'. He also furnishes music for surprise  parlies, etc.- Give him a trial and you  will be pleased.  _oj_u_aa__���������_���������1  Gordon' Miirdock,  Third St.       Union, B.C.  ,-glaeksn|itl]ii]g  n alPit's branches,  and Wagons neatly RepaiVed-���������������������*BES8__.  W.  H. JENKINSON.  PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER AND  JEWELER, UNION, B. C. Jewelry made  to order, and Precious Scones sot. None  prices : Cleans Watches thoroughly for 75c.  New Main Spring, 75c. Balance aud Pallet  Staffs, $1.25. Guarantees all work for 12  months. Practical experience of uvcr 25  years.  FROM OTHERS ON THE TRAIL.  A letter was received by Mrs. Sam  Davis last Wednesday from her nephew,  young Marsh. Sam's crowd as they are  fam'iliary called consists of Marsh  Whitehead, Merryman, and Dunstan.  Marsh writes they are all well and in  good,spirits. They expect to be at Lake  Bennett September 15, and its understood, Merryman and one other went  ahead to the lake to build the boats, so  as to save delay there. There are also  with "Sam's crowd" another: 13 ram burg,  two Carlsons and John Asp, eight in all.  : They, had combined together to get over  the summit. Tneir outfit was a year and  a half's supplies. They had three horses  and a mule. Marsh's Idler was written  from over the summit. The party intend  toget through if there is any such thing  as getting in at all. They send their  respects to the boys.  A+  u������  _,  ersons  3  UNION.  THE FOLLOWING PRICE3 "WILL  RULE, UNTIL FURTHER, NOTICE:  Elgin main springs, 60 cents  ^altham main springs 60 cts.  Swiss main springs, 75 cts.  English main springs,      "<   "  Jewels, all patterns, 60 'j  Watch cleaning, 50 "  AN woi>kguaranteed  Ispimalt _ lanainio Ey.  Time   Table   No.   28,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday    Mar  29th 1897.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING N ORTH���������Read down.  Sat&  I Daily. | Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and |_ m.  1 r. m.  Wellington  ...  At. Nanaimo    Ar. Wellington   ...... j -8.00   |    4.00   1   11.48 I    7.25  GOING  SOUTH-  |   12.15  |  -Read up.  7.45  Ar. Victoria   Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..  Lv, Wellington for Victoria  I     A M'   |    P M  Daily. | Sat. &  Sund'y.  12.30  8.40  8.15  8.00  4.33  4.15  For  rates and information apply   at Company's oflices, '  A. D UNSM U.IR, JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. Gen'l Snpt ���������  H.K. PRIOR,  Gen. Freight and Passenger Agt,  ���������GO TO���������  SID C,   HOOVER'S  The only First Class Tensorial Ap.  tist in the City.  When you 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 dress tho hair with grace  To suit the contour of the face.  The room is neat and towels clean,  Scissors sharp and razors keen,  And everything I fchiuk you'll find  To suit the taste and please the mind;  And all my art and-skill can do,  If you juac call I'll do for you.  SID C. HOOVER  Unioa, B. C.  Opposite Vendome Hotel.  1  *Tb>  Kvij������! iSiiffi ifeuri!   rauiT i^'lali   ;*  *53?' Mm '.wJ-Mp isigp {ja  rrmrjmrMi ij^-iyxiM^_wm_j_������i_iirw������ai  irM-'B__u-_agi.!i- t'jr *mwcy������3_���������_uwa>  &������������_  w.  ri!86!-������  65  i.-.i  SLATER'S���������It is needless to tell you anything 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 HOLDEN 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  adies' and misses Oxford shoes must be cleared out.  $1.25.  See the lines at 75c. $1.00 and  i  y  V  V  in

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