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 I    it       t,  NO.  .2-54:  - UNION  ^MOX  KJ  DISTRICT.. B. C, TUESDAY   SEPT., 28th,   1897: $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  For the choicest, meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies; Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  i o I SIQ^OIsT   LBISBB  -of New Goods,   Suitable ior the-  G__~  E-**SB"S$  Expected   to    arrive    on   next. Wednesday's  and'Viilbe opened and offered for sale by t\e  end of the week.  ~m.vmxxaxasi?JZB������}Sn**.  552 ssa  5  ������1  KSB  4s������iiJ      __i dis \&w WtaW_!_ __i a  >*_r  ������^^_^^^^^:^^o,:^-^p^P#^s^^^^-^  ��������� ���������-OMIMIMk  Just    received   a    shipment    of  Rubber Goods,   direct  from the I  from  the    factory,  composed  of  "  Water  Bags,   Ice   Bags,   Syringes,   Atomizers, Tubing,   etc.  GOOD   SUPPLY OF ALL THE   POPULAR  PATENT MEDIiSINES.     ,  Perfume and Toilet Articles, Soaps, Brushes & Combs.  Prescription   and   Family Recipes   Accurately Dispensed . ...  HEADQUARTERS  for   Stationery    8l    School    Books.  Peacey & Go. Druggists,  Union.  Open on Sundays from 10 to n o'clock a. m.  and from 3 to 6 o'clock p. m.  W.  H. JENKINSON.  PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER AND  JEWELER, UNION, B. C. Jewelry made  to order, and Precious Stones set. Note  prices : Cleans Watches thoroughly for 75c.  New Main Spring, 75c. Balance and Pallet  Staff*, $1.25. Guarantees ail work for 12  months. Practical experience of over 25  years.  GORDON  MURDOCK'S . . .  .^mmmm*^    LIVERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  Reasonable Prices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  UNION, B.C.  Special Prize.  H prise ot two collars will be  Givzn ������>���������_ flfcrs. /ID. Mbitne-g tot  oresset> boll to be es*  bibiteb" at tbe Comog Hotlcul*  tural m\b 3nb\*stvml Sbow at  Gourtenag, <������>ct. 7tb, b# girl  not over 12 pears ot a-ge. TTo  be awarbet) to most neatly  mabe anb complete costume,  irrespective Of quality of ma*  terial.  ��������� Finest line of Misses and Children's  Shoes in town at McPhee & Moore's.  SECOND  PRIZE  ARTICLE.  'PHE following article, written by Miss "Flora McDonald  of Comox 13ay, now in attendance at the High School at  Nanaimo, won the second  prize in The News Literary-  Contest, which was given  by the Rev. J. A. Logan. It  is full of interesting facts, many  of which were not brought out  by the writer of the article published last week.  SMstrict of Gotrios  /i2) O _N/_" O :__;' vill __aks   is  I        on the north shore of the estuary "of  ^^^^^the  Comox (or  Courtenay)  river, which  here   discharges  eastwards  into the Straits of-Georgia.    The estuary  is protected from the prevailing southeast  winds by a sand spit of considerable size,  which projecting from the northeast shore  curves first  south and then west, forming  a    natural     break-water.     It    encloses  a lagoon, making a capital harbor.    This  spit has    lately    been   bought   by   the  Imperial government for the  purpose of  building affrifle range for Her Majesty's  ship?'    practice. -. The . scenery  is  very  beautiful, and  increases the charm of the  sport which is obtained here.   Southward  the Straits of Georgia  stretch away  with  Denman,  and Hornby  Islands  in front,  and Texada rearing its rugged outline on  , the left. ��������� Beyond-it the  craggy   peaks-of  the CascidV---r.ipy.<N".oh' the   mainland,  bound- the  view;-and on ihe.right. froai  the picture is closed with the, picturesque  mountains of V.iiic'mv.fir Island.    Sp en  did   views   are   her'e   afforied,   of   Mr..  Arrowsmith   and   G'.-ic.ei*   Pe-ik.      Altogether Comox gives promise of being not  only an important commercial centre, but  has many  advantages   which it c m offer  as a pleasant and beautiful place of residence.  Courtenay is a flourishing little village,  situated on both banks of the Courtenay river, about three miles up the  estuary and attracts many sportsmen.  About six miles beyond is th^ flourishing  mining town of Union, which has lately  grown very rapidly. It is connected with  Union Bay,-'by a railroad twelve miles  long, where splendid? wharves have been  erected, and ships of immense size, from  all parts of the world, come and take  Union coal.  These mines were first discovered by  Mr. Samuel J. Cliffe of the Lome Hotel,  Comox, in 1871. Under the able management of Mr. F. D. Little, the mines produce, when working, about a thousind i  tons a day of the finest coal.  In the district are to be found some of  the finest land . on Vancouver Island,  especially in the well watered level portion. This part was settled about thirty  year** ago.  The first settjers were Messrs. Hairy  Harrup, and George Mitchell, each of  whom met with violent death; one by a  crazy man, the other by an Indian. After  these came Mr. John Wilson, and Messrs.  James Robb, and William Harmston, and  their families. Mrs. Robb was the first  white woman to reside here. Miss Harmston was the first white woman married  here, and is now the oldest resident  woman in Comox.  At first Comox was without any regular  mail system whatever. Letters were  forwarded by canoes, sloops or any other  chance. Afterwards the sloop Alarm,1  owned by Captain D. Kendall, began a  regular trading business between Victoria  and Comox; but his sloop was too small  to carry cattle. Mr. Clark was then corn-  commissioned by his brother settlers to  o-o to Victoria, purchase cattle, and bring  them to Comox. They were first brought  by the steamer Emily Harris. When the  settlement began to thrive the government ordered the steamer Sir James  Douglas, to come to Comox every three  mouths, which service continued for  several years; after which ic came twice  a month. The district made such rapid  progress   that it   became   necessary   to  .    S-EECCDEIS! SHOES!! SHOES!!!  We have just received direct from the East 20 cases of  Boots and shoes ot all the LATEST. STYLEo to suit the  most fastidious. Childrens Shoes a Specialty. Call and see  our Stock before purchasing elsewhere  SAVE MONEY by purchasing your SHOES of  2s-I-_?X-3::____ cSc MOOBE.  have weekly communicauon. ��������� For this  purpose different steamers' have been  employed, the larger being the Isabel,  Joan, and the City of Nanaimo.  The Hudson Bay company placed Mr.  A. G. Home as resident trader here.  Then came Messrs.Alexander and Rodel-  lo, who biiilt the Elk, the first hotel of  Comox. It was constructed by Mr. B.  Mellado, who now resides at Union.  The first representatives of the district  to the legislature were Messrs. Pidwell,  Bunster, and Dr. Ash**"-, Mr. Dingwall,  Mr. Humphrevs, Mr' Stenhouse, and Mr.  Hunter, our present member. The  Dominion members were. Messrs.'  Wallace, Bunster, Gordon, Haslam, and  Mclnnes:  Justice was first administered by W.H.  Franklin, and Captain Spaulding, Stipendiary Magistrates; residents of Nanaimo. It has since been administered by  local Justices of the Peace.  ���������MRS. C. calls on Mrs. J.��������� "Gocd  morning Mrs. J. Did you heal that  Cheap John has 20 tons of goods coming  up on next boat?" "No." "Well, he  has, and he says he will hew to ihe line,  h-t the chips' fall where they may."  "Goad for him ! that's what -ve need."  AT THB'LAKl  _  AKLO N D'l" K.IL R ���������.- fro 131 U n i i. n���������M r.  I.ini^a Caiit-.nder���������writes from Lake  Lindenuann, Sept'.6tli, to Mr."Stanley H.  R.^-', uf ihe Depaument Store,, as  follows ;  -"1 arrived herr[Lake Lindermam-i] safe  and sound, but auc-r a good deal of   hard  work packing ml our stuff.     But' for  the  horses  we would   not have made   it   tYis  summer.    It   w.is a terrible  hard job   to  get   in  with provisions,   as we had about  - 1200 pounds each, enough for a year.  It's  a hard trail to get over.    I   went   by   the  Chilcoot Pass,   and I'm sure   there   are a  thousand on   the traii, and   lots   of them  will   never   get in.    Among  those   who  came with us   from your section,  we are  the first to start from this lake.    We have  worked day   and   night,   and   find it very  hard on   the feet.    We   arrived   at   this  point Sept.  1st, and had  to go   five mile-3  for logs for our boat.    We got ihem down  to the  lake in   two  days,  and five  days  from   then   our   boat   is   finished:    We  surprised  some  by our speed  in .getting  ready.    Some of those who were  passengers with us  on the   boat  up   to  Alaska  have just got here, and some of them not  yet gotten over the Summit.  There are plenty of women on the trail  going right forward to the Klondike.  It took two houis to climb.the Summit  ind we climbed it twelve times with 100  pounds on our backs. From Sheep  Camp'to the Summit is a hard climb all  the way. They say its very hard getting  over the White Pass. That is the way-  Grant's crowdwent.  There are great numbers of packers  on this trail. They are charging 40 cents  a pound for packing from Dyea to this  point; so a man needs to have a pile of  money to pay for his packing.  We will start from here tomorrow if the  weather proves fair. It looks all right  now, although it has been raining every  day for the last three weeks. . We shall  go up as far as the Stewart River before  we stop, unless we hear of a good strike  this side of there. I have a good partner.  Twenty boats left here the other day and  fifty by actual count are building, which  makes it look like a ship-building yard."  COMOX STRAWS.  Dr. Biadaell came up from Den-nan Island Wednesday, aud returned Friday.  H. M. S. Amphiou sailed for Esquimalt  on Wednesday. Before leaving a seaman  by the name of Riohard Wadicor fell from  the main top ma3t striking a cross "tree"  and breaking hia right leg in two places and  fracturing two of his ribs.  LATEST FROM GRANT  & GO'S CAMP.  ���������  M:  R. R. GRANT writing from Centre  Lake, Sept. 6th, to Mrs. Grant (who  has kindly permitted us to copy a portion  of the letter) says:  ''I am all aloae in the Camp .and find  it a good a time to drop you a line? < All  the boys are well, including myself. We  are moving along as, well as could be  expected although it is a hard trip. The  trail is 50 miles long; straight up mountains, then down over the other side; over  rivers and through swamps, the like I've  never seen or imagined. . There are  thousands of people traveling over the  trail and as many horses.' And tlie  amount of stuff we' have to pack���������six  tons. When we started we had four  horses and carrying 200 pounds to a  horse, and each man 50 pounds, but we  will get along faster now. There are  about 12 miles of water before we get to  Bennett Lake, which saves packing.  These include three lakes along the trail.  The first one is-Summit Lake. From it  we pack one,and a half miles to where we  now are���������Centre Lake. These two lakes  are each five miles long. From this place  ���������Centre Lake���������we go 100 .yards' to  Shallow Lake, ��������� boating- two , miles,.when  ���������"--we shTili strik^the trail againandhave,to-  pack our stuff about 10 miles to.:Bennett  Lake���������ihe headwaters' of-the Yukon when  we shall build boats and start forward.  That will be the 15th, of this month about  the time you'll get this letter.  . Bui I must go back a little and tell you  how we managed to get to Bennett Lake.  Well, we fell in with Dr. Schaischmidt.  Lie had a canoe; so we helped him in  packing on trail and he gave us the use  of his boat on these small lakes. It was  a good exchange.  I tried fishing and caught a very large  one, weighing abouc five pounds. Its the  only fish food we've had- since we left  Skagway Bay?. I stay in Camp most of  the time and cook for the boys who say I '  am No. r at that.  I cook mush  forr"breakfast, beans for  dinner, and rice for  supper;  also bacon  and fruit, and I have   learned "to   make'  first class bread���������can beat Sing.  But I must stop wriung and get supper,  for the boys will soon be in and as hungry  as bears. Will only say L we have 10  horses now, and shall push on.fast to  Bennett Lake, so as to get started from  there before the river freezes. Ten days  should' take us from the lake to Dawson  City. Will write from Bennett Lake  before starting from there."  Notice.���������- Mr. John M-mdell writes us  that he has received a reply from H, K.  Prior, Assistant Manager of E. & N. Railway, "that return tickets for a single fare  frem Nanaimo and points north will'be given to people attending the Comox Exhibition at Courtenay, Oct. 7th, good to return  the same trip."  Highest Honors���������World's Fair,  Gold MedaS, Midwinter Fair.  sn-E-L  ^i$3  A Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD. I.%  YjU"-.  3Ka^w������^-*-^*3W���������  . l\..^t~7'^FJmS^Kilv*ltt=7'tTe  35ss*3wffiS5������EJSfls^w_^M.^_j=a_.st^._���������*^^^  ^i^.s^:*a^r.^3������_fe!-*w.-^*:-  Snbscribers who do not receive their paper reg-  alarly will nlease notify ns at once.  Apply at the office for advertising rates.  THE NEWS.  UNION, B.C.  The Week's Commercial Summary.  PEI>30NALITIES.  Earnings of Canadian Pacific   for  the  first week of May were   $425,000,   an in  crease of $72,000. :'  Tbe stocks of wheat at Toronto are  117,051 bushels as compared with '29,308  bushels a year ago.  Assurance stocks have been in good  demand of- late, with advances in prices.  Canadian Pacific is up to about 6 per  cent, within two weeks.  Stocks,of wheat at Fort William and  . Port Arthur 2,205,000 bushels as against  . 8,042,000 bushels a week ago, and 2,789,-  000 bushels a year ago. Reports from  California are very bad, as to the outlook  for wheat and'prices in speculative , markets are higher.  The visible supply of wheat in the  'United States and Canada is 3,1,862,000  bushels, a decrease of 2,550,000 bushels  for the week. A ryear ago the visible supply was 54,000,000 bushels. The amount  on passage to Europe is 17,404,000 bushels, a decrease of 80,000 bushels for the  | week. A year ago the amount afloat was  29,200,000 bushels. -  The eastbound shipments from Chicago last week aggregated 64,3 90 tons,  against 54,089 the previous week and  64,446 tons the '< corresponding" week of  lastyear.?t)f the total tonnage the Michigan Central carried 7,973 tons, Wabash  4,644, Lake -Shore-" 6,588, Fort Wayne  6,808, "Pan Handle" 7,397, Baltimore  & Ohio.2,978, Grand Trunk 3,649.  No special activity has yet been   developed in the general trade   movement   at  Montreal, and as n whole the distribution  of merchandise cannot   be   characterized  as more than   a   moderate   one.    Money  ( does not come in freely,   but   in ������ several  ( quarters some little improvement   in   remittances is  reported,    and   failures   of  ���������late have been remarkably few, only, two  * having been reported for the   week   ending Wednesday last, in the Montreal dis-  jtrict, covering   the   Province of , Quebec  ' from Three-Rivers west.  '    The new   British   torpedo   boat, Tur-  ���������bina, has just made the   record   speed of,  -.'.nearly 38, miles an hour.    The   new boat  J effects a complete   revolution   in marine  : engine building.   But while this extraor-  'dinary result   has   been   obtained1 at the  first trial, the   inventor���������Mr.    Parsons-  claims that it; is; nothing  to   what the  engine is capable of doing.   How far the  steain turbine can ber applied   to   ocean  going steamships has yet  to ( be   proved,  but the inventor claims   that   it  will be  possible to make the, trans-atlantio   trip  In about three   days   with   it.    Judging  (from the present trial this does not seem  j to be altogether an impossibility.   -  '     There ia no particular   change'in   the  .business situation at Toronto.   The usual  jBorting-rup trade has been done,   while in  'dry goods some  improvement   is   noted.  J There is  some   disappointment   however  'among small manufacturers, whose busi-  iness is not up to expectations. . The out-  ilook is generally considered   as   hopeful,  'and   increased   activity   is   looked   for.  .Spring seeding is well advanced, and the  winter wheat is said to be looking   well.  Prices of the leading staples of merchandise are unchanged, as   a   rule,, and payments are not as good as. they should be,  although in some instances   they   are reported as satisfactory.     The   demand for  wheat   has   improved,    and     prices   are  higher than a week ago.  An interesting, experiment   has "been  made at a paper and   wood   pulp manu-  j factory at Elsenthal in order to see what  '"-was the1 shortest time in which a   standing tree could be converted into a printed  paper. In a forest near the establishment  three trees were felled in the   presence of  the owners of the   manufactory   at   7.35  in the morning.    The . trees were carried  to the manufactory.  At 9.34 in the morning the first sheet of paper was   finished;  1 hour and 59 minutes was the time con-  "surued in its manufacture.    The   owners  : of the factory, accompanied by the notary  <public, who   watched   the   entire   work,  .then took some of the   paper   to a print-  ling establishment two miles   away  from  the manufactory,   and   at   ten  o'clock a  printed copy of the   journal   was   in the  hands of the party.    So it took just   two  hours   and   25   minutes   to   convert the  wood of a standing tree into a newspaper  ready for delivery.  John B. Duke, the millionaire cigarette maker, says that he never smoked  cigarette in his life.  Herbert Gladstone declares that;the  story recently published, that his father  had  learned to ride a bicycle is a hoax.  The tallest policeman in the world is  Haid to be William O. Robinson of Knox-  ville, la., who,is 7 feet 11 inches in  height.-'-.,  Albert Abeille, a brother of the man  whom Edward Parker Deacon shot in  Nice a few years ago, recently blowout  his brains in Paris.  S.--F. Smith, who was recently elect-  j ed mayor of Davenpori, la., is the eldest son of the late Dr. S. F. Smith, the  author of "America."  Carmen Sylya has received thedecora-  tion for arts and science from the emperor of Austria. She is the first woman  to win this distinction.  It is said in London that the young  Duke of Manchester, whom, rumor has  reported engaged to so many different  girls, will really wed the eldest daughter of William Waldorf Astor.  Norway's storthing has voted a lump  sum, of 4,000 kroner ($1,080),each to  Nansen's 12 companions and 8,000 kroner a year for five years to Captain  Svendrup, who is to command the next  expedition in the Fram, planned for  1898...    ���������  ;-?;.' Y-?f. ' ���������".'.,'��������� ?'???v?  Coningsby Disraeli, ?_ord Beacons-  field's nephew and heir, has not fulfilled the promise of his political debut.  He has cut no figure in the political  world and is temporarily rescued from  oblivion only by his marriage to a Miss  Silva*in"J_ondon? ?...  Miss Edie Ramage, the young English woman \yhose marriage to a Span-,  iard, Don Francisco de Paulo Ossprio,  was recently celebrated, posed as a child  for Millais and was the original of his  famous ���������"Cherry Ripe, "which has met  with such universal admiration.  Sir John Bowring used to tell several  stories about the peculiar conscientiousness of some of the Scotch voters.'* One  of them said to bim during a canvass,  "If you don't believe in the Trinity and  wish us to vote for you we must have  10 shillings a head instead of 5.'';-.-?  Pope Leo XIII recentlyYreceived .a-  summons from a notary in Syongyos, *  Hungary, informing him, that $10 had  been left him by a priest* named Anton  Syurky and telling him  claim the bequest, and  him the official fee of 5  kreutzers.  Surveyor Welsh of the port of Kansas  City ought, to be a happy and contented man. Both he and his wife trace  their ancestry back to the nobility of  the old world, and Mr. Welsh is entitled to wear five coats of arms and Mrs.  Welsh has inherited three. Moreover,  they are the proud possessors of a sofa  125 years old.  A willing cent goes farther than a  Bulky, dollar. .   .    ���������  Of all the animals, man is the only  born ingrate.  Wisdom often aches to introduce parents to their children.     . -.--'���������������������������'���������?..-  Adversity does not harden, men. Jt,  takes prosperity to do that.    ,  Most of us have some occasion.to envy the man that can respect himself. =&~  The trouble with the horn of plenty  ia that most folks neglect to plug up  the amali end-���������New York Telegram.  ITEMS OF INTEREST.  Fifty-six Kansas counties bear the  names of soldiers of the war. Only two  of them, however, bear the names of  privates, Osborne and Rooks.  In Simu, where the inhabitants are  of very mixed blood, one sees persons  whose faces are spotted, piebald and  even with one side white and the other  black or brown. ?  A, London - publisher,,recently stated  that during the past year his "readers"  examined in manuscript815 volumes of  poetry���������not one of which seemed important enough to print.  A .medical paper   asserts    that    in  Wayne  county,   O., there  is  a  cancer  belt, a strip of country 80 miles long by  12  miles   "jvide, in  which  five  out  of  every six women have the dread disease.  A tablespoonful of glycerine added   to  soapsuds will niake bubbles more lasting  and of   brighter   color   than   those   produced by using soapsuds-only.   There are  patented rubber and  tin .blowers   which  willlast much longer than clay pipes.  ���������A Natural Inference..  ''The most curious ''thing In .the  world," begancBixley?,  "Hush 1" hoarsely whispered the horrified Junkihs, with a gesture towards  the door, "she's in the next rocm."  INSOMNIA.  ��������� ���������������������������������������������-���������fc  Three Months Without Sleep���������Wasted in  JFlesh and Given Cp to Die, bat the Great  South American Kerriiie Soothes to Best  With One Dose aud Effects a Kapid and  Permanent Care.  Mrs.-White, of Moiro' Township, Beav-  erton P. O., was dangerously ill from  nervous trouble. She was so nervous that  she had not slept a night for three  months. She was so low that her friends  despaired of her recovery,, in fact, had  given her up to die. She was persuaded  to try South American Nervine. Her relief was so instantaneous that after taking one dose she slept soundly all night.  She persisted in the use of this great  cure and gained in health rapidly, so  that now there is not a sign of the nerv-'  ousness, and she feels she is entirely  cured. If you doubt it, write and ask her.  Women are born to hurt the thing they  love most Even a little girl iikea a doll  best that will cry when she pinches it.  fill  Doctors Recommend  SALADI  99  CEYL.ON   TEA  Lead Packets Only. 25c, 40c, 50o * 60c.  Not a K*.ief.  "I   notice, Mr. Pipp," said the   editor  to his new reporter, "that in' this account  of a robbery you say the victim   was   relieved of $200,in notes."  ,"5Tes, sir."-  "Were you ever robbed?"  "No, sir."  "I thought not.  If you had, you would  not write of the robbery as a relief."  ap-  UNTOLD AGONY.  to come and  to bring with  florins and 75  STAGE: GLINTS.  Precautions.  "I want to   see   the   commissioners,"  said the, rustic youthto a policeman.  ; "About what?"    ?  ?: "About our cow. She lost hor bell, and  I got.my old bicycle bell and took the  spring out of it and fixed it so that it'll  sound when she walks. It isn't very loud,  but'"it makes noise enough for us to hear  . her."      - '���������������������������'"?'  '!I don't see what the commissioners  would have to do with that."  "The commissioners are liable to have  something to do twii;h 'most anything.  They have you arrested if you put a cow  bell on a bicycle  don't they?"  "Every time."  "Well, what's sauce foi- the goose is  sauce'for the gander. I'm not taking any  chances. -I'lnGgolng. to fiud out sure  whether.'.it'll make".them just: as angry  if you put,a,bicycle bell on a cow."���������  Washington Star. f.  Distracted by Excruciating- Kheumatio  Pains���������Seven Years'' Untold Misery���������No  Kcmedy to Holp���������No Physician to Thwart  tho Onslaught, but South American  Khcumatic Cure Charms Away the Pains  in IS Hours and tho Sufl'erinfr Slave is  Emancipated.  J. D. McLeod, of Leith, Ont., says-  "I have been a victim of rheumatism for  seven years, being confined to my bed  for months at a time, and unable to turn  myself. Have been treated by many of  the best physicians without benefit. I  had no faith in cures I saw advertised,  but my wife induced me to get- a bottle  of South American Rheumatic Cure. At  that time I was suffering agonizing  pains, but inside of 12 hours after I had  taken the first dose the ��������� pains left me.  Three bottles completely cured me, .and  I rejoice in having the opportunity of  telling what a great cure it. has wrought  in me."  ^^>fe_^_^>_^^j_^^_^v_^?,_^^  HI  Wrinkles  ux^ Can fee Rcmovd and  "&& the Skin made Soft  J*  ^Jv^fv and  Youthful   in  ^���������C^ pearance by using;  U^g  Peach Bloom  Skin Food*  To Purify the Blood* Tone"  op the System and give new  Life and Vigor nothing equals  Perfect  Health-pills*  CO eta. each at Drug" stores or sent  prepaid on receipt of price.  Ckown Medicine Co., Toronto.  What Flowers Say.  i The white daisy is emblamatic of in-  jnocence.  The calla lily is erublamatic of feminine beauty.  The arbor vitae is indicative of unchanging friendship.  The primrose   is   in   England  an em-  jblem   of inconstancy.  The China aster is set down as indicative of remembrance.  The oat plant is in Italy regarded as  emblematic of music.  Beasts, Birds nnd Fish.  j    Spiders usually live two or three years.  |    Each salmon produces about 20,000,000  ieggs.  j    Pet toads are sold at eight pence apiece  .in Paris.  Germany exports 750,000 canaries  every year to all parts of the world.  Stray dogs are cremated in Birmingham, England, at the rate ot 50 a day.  It is said that the Greenland whale  sometimes attains the age of 400 years.  Bluebirds, the harbingers of spring,  have already been noticed in New Jersey  and in Pennsylvania.  J The sea has no herbivorous animal. It  iis a great slaughter-house, where all the  inhabitants prey on each other-  Lee Harrison has, been engaged for  "The Whirl of the Town. "  "Secret Service" is booked for four  weeks at the London Adelphi theater.  Charles Dickson may star next season  under management of Edward Owings  Towne.  Maud Edna Hall will go with Mo-  rosco's San Francisco company for the  summer.  "Wilton Lackaye and his company  have commenced rehearsals of "The  Royal Secret," to be presented next  season. *  Moriz Rosenthal, the pianist, who  sailed for Europe recently, will return  in the autumn for 100 concert appear'  ances under the management of Henry  Wolfsohn.  Herbert Gresham may retire from  Augustin Daly's company at the end of  the present season. Marie St. John retired recently and Edith Crane joined  the company.  The New Zealand newspapers are full  of enthusiastic praise of Cora Urquhart  Potter, Kyrle Bellew and their company. Their tour on the island has been  phenomenally successful.  Lillian Blauvelt, the American concert singer, has been engaged to sing  the part of the Forest Bird in the Bai-  reuth performance of "Siegfried." She  will sail for Europe on June 2.  Laura Burt has been engaged to play  the leading part in the forthcoming production of "The Widow Goldstein,"  which is to follow Chauncey Olcott at  the Fourteenth Street theater, New  York.  Mme. Modjeska, according to advices  from Count Bozerita, is at her California ranch, greatly improved in  health. She expects, if unable to play  the whole of next season, to appear for  a week or two weeks at a time.  .'. Dyspepsia and Indigestion.���������C. W. Snow  & Co., Syracuse. N. Y_., writes: "Please  send us ten gross of Pills. We'are selling  more of Parmelee's Pills than any other  Pill we keep. They, have a great reputation for the cure of Dyspepsia and Livea  Complaint." Mr. Charles A. Smith, Lindsay, writes: "Parmelee's Pills are an  excellent medicine. My sister lias been  troubled with severe headache, but these  pills have cured her."  Catarrh Cannot be Cured  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot  reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a  blood or constitutional disease, and in order to  cure it you must take internal remedies. Hall's  Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, and acts  directly on the blood ' and mucous surfaces.  Hall's Catarrh cure is not a quack medicine. It  was prescribed by one of'the best physicians in  this country, for years, and. is a regular prescription. It is'composed of the best tonics  known, combined with the best blood purifiers,  acting directly on the mucous surfaces. The  perfect combination of the two ingredients is  whatproduces such wonderful results in curing  catarrh. ' Send for testimonials, free.   .  F-.-.J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.  Sold by druggists, price 75c.  Sorry He Spoke.  Miss Plutus���������But, Captain Hawleigh,  would you love me when I grow old and  ugly?  The Captain (gallantly)���������You may  grow older, my dear Miss Plutus, but  you can never grow uglier.  And he wondered why sho rejected  him.  MUST BE  DISSOLVED.  ������:������������������������  Kidney Disease Can Only bo Cured "by a  Remedy Which is in Liquid Form���������Common Sense of Science.  For a disordered stomach or sick headache, pills and powders aro not without  effect, but when these same remedies are  said to cure kidney disease the common  sense of science rebukes the claim. This  insidious and growincr disease will not be  driven from the system unless a medicine  is given that will dissolve the hard substance���������uric acid and oxalate of lime���������  that gives rise to the distress and pain  that is common to all who suffor from  kidney complaint. South American Kidney Cure is a kidney specific. It dissolves  these hard substances, and while it dissolves it also heals The cures effected  le^ve no question of its effectiveness.  TELEGRAPH  TELEPHONE  TIGER____Y  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 f Toronto.  !_3-B----H-----II-tftf  Willinjr to Marry Her.  "Will you marry me?" said the beauti  ful girl,' speaking with all   the   timidity-  ; of a retiring nature.  "I   will   gladly," said   the   handsome  -young man, "if I   haven't   another   engagement on that, date." ' '������������������-���������������������������  You see, he was her pastor, and a very  busy man.  HOMELY  HINTS.  Window shopping is poverty's fair.  Stolen things are apt to be greased.  Grasping money makes woefully tired  hands.  Honesty is the easiest sort of thing to  counterfeit.  There never was, and never will be, a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills to which flesh is heir���������the very nature  of many curatives being such that were  the germs of other and differently seated  diseases rooted in the system of the  patient���������what would relieve one ill in  turn would aggravate the other. We  have, however, in Quinine Wine, when  obtainable in a sound unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and grevious ills.  By its gradual and judicious use, the  frailest systems are led into convalescence  and strength, by the influence which Quinine exerts on Nature's own restoratives.  It relieves the drooping spirits of those  with whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in life is a  disease, and, by trnnquilizing the nerves,  disposes to sound and refreshins sleep���������  imparts vigor to tlie action of the blood,  which, being stimulated, courses throughout the veins, strengthening the healthy  animal functions of the system, thereby  making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life  to the digestive organs, which naturally  demand increased substance���������result, improved appetite. Northrop & Lyman of  Toronto, have given to the public their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate,  and, gauged by the opinion of scientists,  this wine approaches nearest perfection of  any in the market.   All druggists sell it.  Accepted With Alacrity.  Author���������I have here (editor frowns as  a long manuscript is unrolled) a short  account of an accident to an old lady  whose brother's wife knew a man that  sold fish in a town that Abraham Lincoln���������  Editor (excitedly)���������Let me see it. Mail  vou check to-morrow.  Free and easy expectoration immediately relieves and frees the throat and  lungs from viscid phlegm, and a medicine  that promotes this is the best ihedicine to  use for coughs, colds, inflammation of the  lungs and all affections of the- throat and  chest. This is precisely what- Bickle's  Anti-Consumptive Syrup is a specific for,  and wherever used it has given unbounded satisfaction. Children like it because  it is pleasant, adults like it because it' relieves and cures the disease.  A Slip of the Tonjjiie.  Patient (mournfully)���������My health is. in  a very low state doctor.  Doctor (cheerfully)-���������Never mind about  that, my dear sir, so long as your purse  ���������beg pardon, pulse"���������isn't in a low state.  Mrs. ��������� Celeste Coon, Syracuse, N. Y.,  writes : ''For years I could not eat many  kinds of food without producing a burning, excruciating pain in my stomach. I  took Parmelee's Pills according to directions under the head of 'Dyspepsia or Indigestion.' One box entirely cured me. I  can now eat anything I choose, without  distressing me in the least." These Pills  do not cause pain or griping, aud should  be used when a cathartic is required.  Ninety earthquake shocks have been experienced in South Australia during  three days. Tho disturbances were particularly severe at Kingston, where  buildings were damaged and the inhabitants are living in tents for safety.  TNE WAH PAPER KING  OF  CANADA.  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U.  116  EnifPATinM for B young man or woman for tho ,  -UUUHMUrc    active duties of life, is obtained at'  The Northern Business College.    Only common cchooi  education required to enter.     Students admitted any  time.   C. A. Fleming, Principal, Owen Sound, Ont. HOLSTEIN.  Fine  Cow   With   Unusual    Markings   Foi  One of Her Breed.  In the handsome Holstein-Friesian  cow in the picture we find that the  white triangle_ in the forehead which  characterizes this breed of cattle has  Spread all over the face and head. In  other words, her head and face are  white, with only her dainty.ears black.  A family of Holstein-Friesians spread  WHITE HOLSTEIN-FKIESIAN.  through the eastern states have much  more white than, black in their colorings. One famous bull "in New Jersey  is' almost white, with some bluish spot?  ���������upon him.  These white ��������� Holsteins are  excellent  dairy, cattle.   It will  bo observed  that  the lively calf beside its mother has hei  ' markings  to  a  dot  and is also nearly  white with black ears.*  This cow is owned in New Hamp-'  shire. She is a famous prize winner.  She proved the-great' dairy qualities of  the white Holstein-Friesians by making  17 pounds 8 j*2 ounces of butter when  she was only 2 years old.  by pouring it off. Thus the finished  butter will be even in color, the salt  Will be all dissolved and evenly mixed  through the mass, and the color will be  the same shade all through.���������H. Stewart in Country Gentleman.  EESE.  GEKMAN REICHSTAG.  AS A PARLIAMENTARY BODYJ IT IS  SUI GENERIS.  Expert  Bad Butter Color.  There is a common misapprehension  as to the nature of this natural buttei  color. It is supposed that it is a fixed  quality of the butter and is not subject  to change by any process of the butter  making. My experience differs from  this common belief, for I have found it  to be very far from a fast color, as  might be said, and very easily changed  by exposure to light, as well as by the  action of the salt, due doubtless to the  effect of the chlorine of the salt, this  chlorine being a well known, most effective bleaching agent and destructive  to almost all colors. Thus when the butter is made, if it be exposed to the light,  the outer surface of it may be changed  somewhat and in the working it will  become mottled or streaky unless great  care is taken to mix it well. Even then  the light streaks will be apparent if the  butter is examined by a microscope, and  the mass will have a streaked or marbled  or patchy appearance. This defect of  course arouses suspicion of the character of the butter, for if it is not wholly  and completely perfect in every way it  is open to this questionable character all  through. And thus it is that the color  of butter is rightly one of its chief  points of excellence.  Sometimes impurity in the salt will  make the butter spotty, this disfiguring  being the effect of lime in the salt, and  this is a common impurity in the cheap  kinds of salt. The lime in salt, of  ���������course, will exist mostly as a chloride,  and this will have the very worst effect  on the butter, bleaching it in patches or  streaks and giving a soapy texture or  flavor to it. Sometimes there is gypsum  in the salt, and this has, as I have found,  the effect of making round spots in the  mass of butter wherever there is a speck  of this sulphate of lime. There cannot  be too great care taken to procure the  purest kind of salt for dairy use, and it  should be ground as fine as flour, so that  if any impurity does exist in it it may  be evenly spread through the butter and  thus the color escape injury. Hard water, too, is uot fit for washing the butter  on account of the impurities in it being  mostly lime, or gypsum, both of which,  as said, are injurious to the butter color.  As the butter is a mixture of oils  and lime has ' a bad effect on all oily  substances, making an insoluble soap  of the combination between .them, not  only the salt, but the water, should be  perfectly free from this impurity, and  hard water is to be avoided in the dairy  work. Doubtless some of the patchiness  of butter is due to the water used in  washing it.  It  is  not difficult  to get rid of  the  patchy  appearance   of   the   butter  by  working, if it  is cautiously done.   No  amount  of direct pressure will  injure  the texture of the butter. It is the drawing of the ladle over the butter so as to  spoil  the  granular  texture  by  which  the injury is done.   The more butter is  pressed by the ladle or the roller of tbe  butter  worker   the  finer  will  be   the  grain, the drier the   butter will be and  the more  even  the color.   It is a good  ?plan to press out  the butter at the first  working and leave  it in thin leaves, as  it were, then sprinkle the finely ground  -Bait,   as  fine  as flour, evenly over the  Whole surface  and  leave it so for the  salt to work through the mass by solution and absorption, and in 12 hours to  ���������turn these leaves together and then work  out   the   excess   of moisture,   or  any  ;patchy, marbled color, by frequent folding and pressing,   avoiding the   least  drawing  of   the  ladle or the worker  aoross any surface.    Of course  as the  butter is drained it ia continually freed  from the liquid (which should be clear  brine, without a cloud or trace of milk)  Views  on   Rennet,   Curd Slaking  and Pressing.  Some of the valuable talks at the  Michigan dairy convention were on the  subject of cheesemaking, from the rennet stage up to the salting, hooping and  finishing off.  Mr. Myers Sine's method with rennet is this:  He dilutes the rennet extract with  warm water before adding it to the milk,  using about a pint of water to 2% ounces  of rennet extract. He first heats the milk  to 80 degrees or 88 degrees, according  to its richness. Before adding the rennet he shuts off the,, steam and draws  , the water from under the vat. If the  milk is uot sufficiently ripened, he allows it to stand from 6 to 15 minutes,  or sometimes he xises a starter. He now  adds the rennet, using from 2% to B}4  ounces of extract to 1,000 pounds of  milk, varying according to the richness  of the milk or the season of the year.  The richer tho milk the more rennet is  needed. He then begins * agitating the  milk, at the bottom of the vat first,  and gradually works toward the top,-  continuing the agitation until the rennet has done its work. This prevents  the loss of cream, which would otherwise run off with the whey.  Next came a paper by Mr. B. E. Peebles of Fairfield on "Cutting and Cooking the Curd."      .<������������������',  Thirty or 40 minutes after coagulation has taken place, if the curd is lifted on the finger it will break squarely  off, as though cut with a knife. This is  "the time to use the knife. First use the  perpendicular knife, cutting lengthwise  of the vat, carrying the knife pitched a  little forward, so as to cause the curd  to run under, instead of up the knife.  Too much care cannot be exercised to  cut evenly, and not leave wide strips between the cuttings. In eight or ten minutes the whey will begin to start, when  the curd should be cut crosswise with  the same care. It should then be allowed to stand until the curd settles and  the whey becomes spotted on tujj, when  it should be cut lengthwise with the  horizontal knife.  It is ��������� now ready to turn on the stoam  and commence stirring with the hands  slowly and carefully so as not to mash  the curd. If the milk is all right, from  1% to 2 hours will be sufficient to-cook  the curd. When the heat has run up to  90 .degrees, it should be shut off and the  stirring continued eight or ten minutes  longer, then the perpendicular knife  again used to .cut the curd up fine.  Steam should now be turned on again  and the stirring with the hands continued until thecurd is free from packing,  when the rake may be used, taking care  to use it lengthwise and not to jam the  curd against the sides of the vat. The  heat should be run up to 102 degrees  and held there until the curd is cooked,  which is told by the feeling and its  readiness to separate when pressed in  the hands. The heat should now be run  up to 104 degrees and the curd then  dipped immediately into the drainer and  salted.  Mr. B. C. Martin  then took up the  tale and continued thus:  Before dipping the curd should be  quite fine in the whey. If everything is  working well and rapidly, the whey  may be drawn off early and the curd  hardened in the vat. By doing this there  is less likelihood of having a white  whey. Salting the curd depends upon  its condition. If it is a little wet, more  salt is needed. If it is just about right,  2 pounds of salt to 100 pounds of curd  is sufficient. Let the curd lie a few minutes, then stir it again, thus getting the  salt evenly distributed. In hoopiug,  place the hoops on the press, have the  press cloths washed out in hot water and  spread on the top of tbe hoop. Place a  bandage on the filler and press filler and  bandage and press the cloth down into  the hoop. Then put in the curd. Wring  out a press cloth and place it on top of the  curd, together with the rubber ring and  follower and place it in the press and  turn on the pressure until the whey  ceases to run. Tighten them down and  let them stand 20 or 30 minutes, then  take it out and see that everything is  all right. If not, put on some hot water  and spread the press cloth out smooth  and even, turn the cheese over, tighten  down the screws as tight as can be done  with a two foot lever and leave over  night.  Excitement Never 1b Allowed to Run High  ���������Kights of the President���������Some of tlie  Prominent Party Leaders.  The reichstag is a parliamentary body  which is strictly sui generis. To compare  it, therefore, with congress, with the  English parliament, or with the French  chamber of deputies, would be a hopeless  task. Besides, the reichstag of to-day is  not what the reichstag of the Bismarck  regime was. There is a good deal less of  friction with old, affable Prince Hohen-  lohe as chancellor than there was then;  but, on the other hand, thero is, too,  much less excitement and interest in its  sessions. During this Dresent session, for  instance, there were barely four or five  days which might be styled exciting.  Even then, however, there is not nearly  the amount of lively discussion, of noise,  of abuse or of bitterness shown on the  surface which, on similar occasions, .may  be noticed in the parliaments of other  countries. It is cpnsidei-ed bad taste to  use direct, aggressive language, and even  such - violent opposition speakers as  Eugene Richter, Bebel, Liobknecht,  Lengmann,'etc.,-usually conform to this  custom and clothe their scathing criticism  in words that often sound curiously  moderate to outsiders. And that brings  me.to remark that the reichstag style of  oratory is not' the kind, that flourishes  elsewhere. It is, so to speak, impersonal,  tame, objective���������"sachlich," sis is the  technical terrc-. here. By that it is, of  course, robbed of- part of its direct effect,  and it often reads much better in print,  where the suggestive points may be  pondered over a*c leisure, than it sounds  when listened to. f Generally speaking,  too, the Germans are'not orators. In that  respect nature has endowed the Latin  race much more generously, and the  Anglo-Saxon or Celtic races as well.  Thus, the intensely sharp and sarcastic  debates of other representative bodies are  seldom if ever found in the reichstag,  although it may be said that party  spirit runs there as high and deep, and  real feeling is often more intense among  its leaders. But the German is a  reasoner, with'a'logical, argumentative  mind, and that is why they appreciate a,  speech that Is '.'sachlich",so much.  Their parliamentary rules are, in the  main, like the American, but not so  detailed nor capable of so much flexibility. That is why, on the one hand, the  president of the reichstag may limit the  right of a speaker much more closely,  than he could in America, and, on the  other hand, would be practically powerless in the hands of an adroit manipulator of the- rules. But thus far, an  obstructive policy, such as the home  rule men under Parnell used for a time  to bring England to her knees, has never  ries; they keep*"fcrack of the list of speakers, and the official stenographers occupy  another immense row of desks just below  them. In a line with the president's  desk are the seats of the government  representatives and of . the bundesrath,  or federal council, a body resembling  somewhat our senate, and being co-  ordiniate with the reichstag itself, its  members being the emissaries of each  state government. When the chancellor  speaks he does so always from his seat,  about three feet below and in a line with  the president's. As the acoustics of the  session hall, however, are anything but  perfect���������the wood panels deadening and  swallowing   up   the   sound���������a speech of  importance is always the sign for all the  interested members to rise from their  seats and form a sort of semi-circle  below around the speaker. The rule is  that each speaker is to ascend the  speaker's tribune, or stand, and thence  deliver his words. But this rule is, unfortunately, a dead letter and is never  enforced, so that all those who wish  speak'from their seats. As in the reporters' gallery such speeches can be  heard only when coming from tho further- side of the house���������and even then  but - imperfectly���������but not at all when  arising from that part of the hall immediately below the gallory, the reports  published by the newspapers -and correspondence syndicates generally vary  greatly, and often the , meaning of a  whole speech is misunderstood up there.  The most brilliant and at the same  time convincing speaker the imperial  government now   possesses, so far as ap-  BARON  BIEBEBSTEIS.  pmnnoe in the reichstag is concerned,  is Baron Marschall von Bieberstein, the  foreign secretary: Some of the speeches  he made last winter were fine . specimens  of clear-cut, incisive logic, and in the  matter of arguing with an opponent he  is even better than Bismarck, whose  sledge-hammer eloquence always aimed  at immediately silencing and obliterating an adversary, instead of refuting or  answering him. Oncthe conservative side  PRINCE HOHENLOHB.  Dairy and Creamery.  Another way that is claimed to keep  a wooden bowl from cracking is to  plunge it several inches below the surface into a barrel of salt and let it stay  there two weeks.  Don't spare the boiling water among  your dairy utensils. Notice your tin  pails and milk cans closely, and you  will oftentimes find in the seams of the  metal a yellowish brown deposit. Take  a sharp stick and scrape it ont and then  scald the vessels with soda water, scrubbing also with a brush. You don't  know how much disease is conveyed  through that festering yellowish deposit along the seams of tinware.  William C. Ussery, M. D., of St. Louis,  says that the best food for those suffering  from typhoid fever is the banana.  been adopted systematically by any of  the reichstag factions, although temporary successes might frequently have been  achieved that way. Not even the scientists or the Alsatian protesters ever did  that. And, with the inborn sense of fairness whioh characterizes the Teutonic  race, it must be admitted that the dominating parties in the reichstag, suoh as  at present the center, the conservatives,  the national liberals, have almost invariably given their opponents a "show,"  no matter how much it went against  their grain. With few exceptions, too,  the tone prevailing in the reichstag proceedings is a gentlemanly, courteous one,  and, though tempers are often ruffled,  particularly when some of the more  radical members fling defiance of crown  and power into the faces of their opponents, it rarely happens that opprobrious  or insulting terms are used, and such  scenes as continually happen in the Italian ohamber of deputies, where blows  are exchanged and the leaders of the  whilom government are called "thieves,"  "bandits," "cutthroats," etc., are unknown in tho reichstag.  The session hall is a very fine one, and  the immense cupola sheds plenty of light  while day lasts, while the hundreds of  incandescent lights effulgontly illuminate  the scene evenings. Beautifully carved  oaken panelings surround the walls and  all the re^st of the woodwork is of the  same material. Tho space allotted, however, to each delegate is much smaller  than in congress.  The speaker���������or, as he is here called,  the president���������of the reichstag ocoupies  an immense throne-like seat, and has a  gigantic desk in front of him. He uses  no gavel, but the bell, one about the  size of a cowbell, and can make noise  enough with it, I warrant, to drown the  shouts of even the most obstreperous  orator. The present presiding officer,  Baron Buol von Berenberg, however, is  as mild-mannered a man as ever cut off  a speaker, and he dislikes interfering. In  this he is vastly aided by a natural defeot,  for he is hard of hearing, and so it not  infrequently happens that a cunning  orator gets in sidewise, by talking in a  rather low voice, remarks which would  not otherwise be tolerated by the president, suoh as criticisms on the emperor,  etc.   Below the president,aire the eecrejs*  Count Mirbach and Baron Manteuftel  are the readiest and most powerful  speakers, while Baron Stunner, the  emperor's friend, is too impulsive, and  hot-headed in his talk, and thus lays  himself open to , attack all the while.  Count Herbert Bismarck, the old  chancellor's eldest, has not inherited the  masterful eloquence of his father, and  his remarks are usually brief, though to  the point. An orator who in his own  insidious way is inimitable, and who is  a bad man for anybody to tackle, since  he is the acknowledged leader of the  numerically most formidable faction, the  center with its 160 votes, is Dr. Lieber,  a handsome, smooth, courteous man of  somewhat Jesuitical appearance. Of the  socialists���������who only number 48 now in  the reichstag, although their voting  strength at the polls is the largest of any  party���������Bebel, Auer, Liebknecht, "Voll-  mar, are the ablest speakers. When  "Vollmar rises in his might and one looks  at his classic profile and aristocratic  bearing���������he is, by right, Baron von  Vollmar, and is a man of wealth and a  former officer in the Bavarian army who  earned his lame leg and his iron cross at  Orleans in 1870���������one wonders how such  a man came among the restless, bitter  horde of socialists. In speaking, too, he  always remains the gentleman of blue  blood, and that makes his bitter satire  all the -more galling to emperor and  government.  But a better speaker yet is Bebel, who  fairly thrills his audience when he is at  his best. His sentences then pour out  with volcano-like vehemence and burning fire. His face is that of the refined,  meditative proletarian who owes his  whole education to himself. Old Leib-  knecht, now past 70, is the veteran of  the socialists, and now somewhat prosy  and occasionally dull, though not many  years ago he was the best speaker on the  socialist side.  Other good speakers and men of  political influence are Prince Arenberg,  of tho center, Liebermann von Sonnen-  berg, the leader of the anti-Semites,  Baron von Hodenberg, the Guelph  leader, and above all, Levymann, Richter  and Rickert. Eugene Richter was, during  the Bismarck regime, far-famed because  of'his doughty opposition to the iron  chancellor, but to-day, under the milder  sway of Hohelohe, he has lost a good  deal of his vim and virus.  Much "Will Depend.  A Chicago man is trying to have his  wife declared insane because she wants  to buy everything she sees. A good deal  will depend on whether the judge is a  married man or not.���������Cleveland Plain  Dealer.  The "Flippant Girl.  "Woman," said he bitterly, "you have a  heart of ice."  "I think it very bad taste," said the flippant girl poutingly, "to compare one's  thorax to a refrigerator."���������Indianapolis  Journal.       -       Dodging: It.  The Bird of Paradise���������Who ia that pool  creature weeping and tearing her hair just  outside the gate?  The Serpent (evasively)���������Oh, that's only  my old apple woman 1���������Now York Press.  ���������Sfesgrasi-5^^!^^^.-^^'?.^  ATTRACTED BY SCENT.  it  s'  The  Perfume   of   flowers  and  Not Their  Beauty Draws the Bees.  There has always been a popular belief  that one of the reasons why nature  made flowers beautiful was the utilitarian one of attracting hees and other  insects to them'. This helps the transferring of the pollen, which is the fertilizing power of the plant, by means of  which   irs   reproductive  capacity is kept  up-  Certain exceedingly interesting experiments which have just been performed  tend to show that, this idea is incorrect,  and that the bees are really attracted by  the perfume, and not by the hue of the  flower.  In order to demonstrate this fact,  bright blossoms were covered over with  sheets of paper so that they were completely hidden from view. These, however, were not sufficient to prevent the  escape of tho perfume into the air any  more than a - box of musk can conceal  the odor of tho contents.  These covercd-up flowers wore watched  carefully, and it was seen that the bees  went first to them and ignored equally  bright blossoms whioh had no scent.  Not only did they gather on tho paper  concealing the perfume which attracted  them, but they actually endeavored to  force their way through and under the  obstacles which kept them from their  feast.       o  Such experiments will probably have  tho effect in time of modifying our  views and opinions of the habits of the  lower animals, for we have, as a rule,  regarded the .microscopic . character of  their eyes as furnishing evidence of the  enormous powers of these organs, and  have concluded that they overshadow the  other senses to an inordinate extent. '  2 : !_ -       |  Fireproof Uuildiiifi-s. f  Reviewing the various attempts which  ,  have been made in the past to realize an  adequate method   of   fireproof  construction, a writer in the   Engineering Maga- ���������  zine declares that so inefficient in results  -  have been these attempts   that   very few  of the so-called fireproof buildings erected  prior   to   1890 are actually fireproof.   On  the   contrary,    ho   asserts that, while in  many cases suitable   materials have been  employed in these   buildings, they   have  not been   suitably adapted   or   disposed.  Insignificant   fires   in   such     buildings  have resulted most  disastrously   and   in  some   cases   hav������   utterly' wrecked  the  buildings.    Careful   investigations, however, of the physical properties   of structural iron and steel   when   subjected   to  heat, and close observation   of the effects  of fire and water on   different   materials  have within a comparatively   short time,  it   is   admitted,    developed efficient and  economical    methods     of     fireproofing.  Further,   the   constant   and   increasing  demand   for   fireproof   buildings has resulted   in the   development of nearly 60  different systems   of   such   construction,  designed to serve the purpose of the clay  products,   at   a   reduued   cost, some   of  which,   based upon   correct   mechanical  principles and contemplating  the   use of  none but suitable materials, unquestionably   produ e   fireproof buildings in   the  broad   sense   in   which the term is now  used.  Clear Case Against Him.  "Absalom, you are very late. What has  kept you out so long?"  "Been watchin th' airship, m' dear, sho  help mo!"  "Now, I know you are deceiving me,  Absalom. If there had been an airship,  you would have seen two."���������Chicago Trib-  ��������� Common Expression.  "HE GOT HIS EYES FROM HIS FATHER."  ���������New York Journal.  Spirit of the Times.  "Ma'am, I'm no tramp," he said as  the woman opened the door in response  to his ring, "but, owing to circumstances, I am obliged to ask for something to eat."  "You look about like the resc of 'em  who come along here," she drj'ly replied,  as she looked him over.  "But I don't belong with   the   crowd.  My home, ma'am, is in New York city."  "And what are you doing out here   in  Indiana?"  "On my way to the prize fight at Carson City, ma'am. 1 left New York a  month ago, and I expect, to reach Carson  the day before the fight. I could not let  such an affair be pulled off without being  present. You will excuse me, ma'am,  but may I ask if you are interested in  the champion scrap?"  "Well, rayther!" she said with a beaming smile. "I've got five plunks bet with  the old man that my side will win."  "And which is your side, ma'am?"  "Corbett will do him in four rounds."  "He'll do him in   three,   ma'am,   and  I'll bet on it!"  "Shake and come and fill yourself  full, and if you'll lick the Pitzsimmons  man who lives around the corner I'll pay  your railroad fare for the next 500 miles  and find you a second hand suit of  clothes 1"���������New York Journal. mwa.-tni:3ijtsr.ij&z.  -���������.'���������^rT''-1-''"*;^-' ._t_if i it^rt  ^������.������-Ai^wfM4M<  ^j-j^^^aqF?^e������fcTin)WMiwn���������Jr^--^  i-^t-i'-^r**-- .Si-**-:  Til MILT IMS  ssued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M. Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  ,  IN   A_)VA_TCE.  One  Year      5*200  Six Months,      125  Single Copy    0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One ir-ton per year $12-00  ..     ..   month         150  eighth col   per year      25 00  fourth'     5000  week, .. lino         10  Local notices,per line  20  Notices of Births, Marriages and  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons failing to get Thr News regularly should notify the Oi-'Ficrc.  Persons having any business with T-lii  Nkws will please call at the office or  write. ,.  TUESDAY, SEPT. 28th,   1897.  WE see by the Victoria papers tbat  our member, Mr. Jos. Hunter, is down  from Cariboo. Why don't he take a run  up here, and visit his constituents?  THOSE who have accepted the appointment as judges at the Courtenay,, Exhibition should be on hand promptly at 10 a.  m. so as to finish their work before-the  public are admitted.  It will be seen bv a reference to notices  appearing .in this issue, that the Stic-  keen-Teslin route to the Klondike is  receiving proper attention. It will be  the route, above all others, which will be  taken in the spring.  BOTH the United States and Canada  are wisely investigating with reference to  the necessity of affoiding relief to the  ' miners at Dawson City. It would seem  a relief expedition was equally needed on  the Skagway trail.  '~ .       ������  The Eugene   which   escaped from the  collectors  clutches,  at our  outer   whan,  lias finally thought better of it and voinu-  tarily  paid   hd*  $400.00  fine.    It   would  have been   much   smarter to have   done  this at the proper time,   aud smarter still  to have observed the customs' regulations  in the first place.  have been gathered with painstaking  care, and can generally be relied on as  correctly stated. In the matter of t! e  d'scoveiv of coal here, they are not  agreed, the article on Union which we  shall publish next week being variant in  this respect, but is in accordance with the  views known to be expressed by Geo. F.  Drabble, J. P., an old and intelligent  pioneer of singularly retentive memory.  The articles being limited to 800 words  are necessarily not exhaustive, and as a  consequence each contains some history  not found in either of ihe others. In this  way they supplement' each other, and  tiken together form a variety of pictures  cf local interest; and all will be read with  profit.  Wp would be ylad to receive a communication from any of ihe old pioneers,  with reference to any of the matters  touched upon for the purpose of amplification or correction. Additional facts,  too, may in this way be brought out.  Large Orchard.���������That enterpiising  farmer, Mr. T. J. Piercv of Denman Island, has set out 600 apple trees this  year, which are doing well.  POWER OF ATTORNEY.  This is to certify that I havj this day ir.ade  Frank'Parks my Power  of Attorney  to transact all of tny business while I  am absent from Union.  Nelsox Parks  Witness'  W B. Walker, J. P.  Union, Aug. 26th, 1S97.  British Columbia Directory.  The Williams guaranteed to be the  only complete Directory of British Colum  bia that will be published , this yeir. As  soon as issued from the press it ivill be  delivered throughout Comox District.  Take nn other and see you get The  Williams'  R. T. Williams, Publisher  28 Broad St., Victoria, B.C.  THE political pot is boiling. Many of  the papers are tearing at each others  throats. It is impossible for some people  to keep easy, and a great many don't keep  half as quiet as they might. It is too  early to get  excited,  and the  people are  . too intelligent to be greatly-fooled. Our  advice is to not to be in a great hurry;  wait and see who will be in the field.  There are no politics in the Provincial  contest. It is wholly a question of men.  We should be for our district; other parts  ' will be sure to take care of themselves.  NOTICE  All persons are forbidden to deposit nigh  s*-il or garbage  upon   or  near  the   hospital  ground.0, undf-r penalty of the law.  MEDICAL & SUUGICAL i FFICi?S OF  .A", ,Y:.Y"Y^-*x  ���������-,''-,'"��������� -:...���������-- -*-Y\  if V':"-'"%  if Y-V'-'i  &$  l^"JTher2 is Nothing  -. / -;--Y ���������f^^iS  v   f:f- !;'-^?������^'.������  "Y;Y-;--y.\iiil.'AV',.v  '^;:ii-:->'\v.v'--'"  THE  EXHIBITION.  THE Exhibition which   will   take place  at Courtenay on Thursday,  October  7th,  should recive the support of every farmer  in che district.    Every one should exhibit  who produces anything   worth   showing.  Farmers  should   learn to   pull   together.  Let those   who   have  been appointed  to  manage  things,    act  according to   their  judgement.     That  is    what  they    were  elected for.    Next  year   it  may  be   our  turn.    Some    little  things    will  happen  which wu don't like.    If they  are according to   our   notions,  they  wouldn't   ,-uit  others.    We  should  help,   not  criticise.  And that is what   the great   majority will  do.    Tlie farmers have had big crops this  year,  and  can and  will  make  a  grand  display.  There will be a good turn-out from  Union. The people here like a clay in  the country and Fair Day, when the  farmers and their productions, are massed, is the time to go. Already the teams  here are all engaged. Those who have  bicycles are lucky. Perhaps the most  fortunate are thobe who are willing and  able to walk.  PRIZE ARTICLES.  We do not vouch for the historical  accuracy of the prize articles we are now  publishing,   though'we  believe the   facts  This noted specialist, so long- established in Seattle, continues to treat  with unequaled success all Nervous,  Chronic and Private Diseases of both  sexes. The worst cases solicited, and  perfect cures guaranteed.  SUFFERING-   WOMEN���������Do  not    des~  pair.    There is not only syinpa!li3%   bn  help for you.    There is no earthly-reason why you should longer   endure   the  miseries arising from Irregularities,   Periodical Headaches, Fallmg or Displacement of the Womb.   Leucorrhoea,   Ner-  vou ness,    Hysteria'and like   ailments  whieh rob you of your strengr.h,   health  and beauty, and make you  prematurely  old.    Iu   sacred  confidence tell   everything to Dr. Ratcliff--, who is an   expert  on all Furnale Complaints.  "WEAK MEN���������Young,   middle-aged   and  old,   who nave  violated the laws of  nature :    You are now reaping the resuio  of your former folly.   Mauy of you have  Evil Dreams, Exhausting Drains, Impo-  tency, Atrophy or  the   Wasting Away  of   the Organs;   Lost Manhood; -Weak,  Aching Back; Frequent, Painful Uriua  tion and  Sediment   in  Urine; Pimples,  Nervousuess, Sleeplessness, Bashfulness,  Despondency, Stupidity, Loss of Ambition   or   similar   symptoms.    In    brief  your body, brain aud sexual organs have  become weak.    Dr. R-ttc-liffo cau rest-on  to you   what   you   have   lost���������YOUR  PRECIOUS MANHOOD.    He  cau  fit  you for pleasure,   study,   business   and  marriage, nad  send you  out   into   the  world with life anew.  VARICOCELE���������Hydrocele,   Gonorrhoea,  Gleet, Strictnre and Syphilis completely  cured by Dr.   Ratcliffe   in   the  shortest  possible time.  KIDNEY���������Bladder, Urinary. Liver, Stomach, Heart aud   Lung   Diseases;    Eye,  Ear, .Nose, Throat and   B'-ain   Diseases;  Blood    and   Skin Diseases,   and   Piles,  Fistula,    Rheumatism,     Rupture     and  Chronic Catarrh  permanently cured by  the latest and  best methods known to  medical science  MAIL    TREATMENT-Always    satisfactory.    Therefore write it you c.iunot  call.    Free Book on nervous and sexual  diseases to all describing their troubles  Office hours: 9 a. m.loS p. in. ;    Sundays from .10 fo 12 a. in. only.     Address  DR. RATCLIFFE-713  First    Avenue  Seattle, Wash.  If it is Wall Put Together  So here it is : :   .  Single Harness at $Io, $12, $i*J per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10, '25,   50  and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  I have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS  in  town and also the  Best Axle Grease jaO SOsES  ��������� For.Tweniy-Five. Cents-  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  Qmin-irnnrr i       Prompt;., r axd  CbDjJMiliig (      NEATLY DONE  Wesley Willard  Drs.  Lawrence  81. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  "CTiTIOlSr *B.C  We have appointed "fti'r. Janies Abrams oui! collector until iurtner no-  tice, to whom all overdue accounts  "-���������ay be paid.  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Physician,    Surgeon ' and   Accoucheur.  OfhYes : Willard Block, Cum3erz.aui)  COURTEJJAY  HOIJSa,   COUUTEXAY.  Hours of Consultation:   CumbkklanI), 10 to  '.12 a. sr. Tuesdays and Fridays.  COUI-TE>*AY,   7 to 9'  A.  M. AND P. 31.  |w. 3. DALBY, D.D.S. & L D.sg  $ Dentistry in all its Branches  0*1    M Plate work, ttJling and exr.iacting  ^ Office opposite Waverly Hotel, .Union  "Q   (iv  </) . Hours���������9 a m. t.. 0 p.m. and from     '0  "0 Uu.iii   t-iS'u.ui.                        $  '-"*��������� ���������*-                                                  '                                                                                       IQ  &  is  ���������'���������.���������/z>:-y&T/?zz.'.  o  .'   BARKER 8l POTT  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS, NOTARIES.   &e.  O/llcc  Room 2, Mel'liee & Moore Ij'.d'i; andai  XANYur-.ro. n. c.  i\ o. riR.uvKi:  13.  ������a������Bgg_v_'jj~jAVi,.jXY-r.sN<������zj-_ia���������xn^t.'jxrxt.-rpsris-irKamiFt  H, A. Simpson  Barrister &��������� So.! ".estop, No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  2sTJL.2<T^~3s/ZC>,  C  L.  P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Cfllce:���������First    Street.     Union, E. C.  miw   mm ��������� ���������"���������������������������-������������������'-i~r-nt 1��������� ��������� rr*nrii>n__TT-n_ni n 11 ^m_m������n iiwn ���������__i  YARWQOD   &    YOUNG  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Carner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo,' B. C.  Braxch Office,' Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B.- C.  Will be in Uuioa the 3rd  Wednesday  of  each month and remain ten days.  f ������1R    S-HX.36  FOR SALE.--My house and two  lots  in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Grant, Union.  "POR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a  --*- half from Union, contains 160 acros  and will be disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Abrams.  For Sai.!-.. ���������The dwelling house and  lot on M;irvport avenue belonging to Mr  J? S. Kendall. The house is iA storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a4 bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News OFFICE.  X 1 7 ANTED���������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 oar readers hive any local news of in  tere3t, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if brought to the office.  Visiting cards printed at the Nl-'-WS  Offick in neat script.  ifeVJ  VZVZ&'-TSZZ  Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo   Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer   CITY of TTANAIMO  1.  will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as  passengers  and freight may offer  1 ' ,  Lefi.������e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.  "   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. 111  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  "      Nanaimo for Victoria   . Saturdey, 7 a.m  For freight or  state  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.-  ���������    ���������.....������������������-r... _ _v  Society     Cards  I.    O.   O.    F.  Union Lodge,  No.    11.   meets   e ���������en-  Friday night at S o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  1  F. A. An ley. 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 Loc.ge 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. O. F.,    Union.  Meets every altern-ue   Wednesdays ot  each month at 8   o'clock p. m.     Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Co.Mr.i-:, Scribe.  Esquimalt & Nfna.mo  Rai!way Com pa n y.  .   NOTICE.  TO   PROSPECTORS,    Miners,   and  Holders of .Mineral Cl.ums on   uno-*ru|,i-  ed land within the Esquimau & N.ui.jinio  Railway Coinpanv's   Land   (leant- -FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the dale of  this   notice,   the   Railway   Company will  sell their rights to ail ."\!iner.-.K (excepting  Coal cine! Iron) and the   Surface rights of  Mineral Claims, at the   price of S5.00 per  acre.    Such  sales   will oe   subject   lo 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    money   to be paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and   twelve   months,   without    interest.  Present  holders of Mineral Claims   who  have not previously made other  arrangements with the   Company  for   acquiring  Surface and  Mineral rights,   are   hereby  notified   to at once   make the   first payment on their  Claims, as  otherwise they  will be deemed and treated as trespassers.  . Leonard H. Solly,  Victoria, B CY|    Land Commissioner  June 1,  1897. J 2390  T. D. McLean  Watcl^EQaker  Dealer in^^jeaa,  Watches, clocks, jewelry,   books,     magazines,  stationery   and   fishing  tackle.      Special attention  given  to all   kinds  of watch, clock and jewelry     repairing.        We  guarantee each job turn  ed out by us to give satisfaction.       Give   us   a  trial and  be convinced.  Just   arrived���������the   new  Presbyterian   Hymnal.  D. McL-eai*  sS"Bealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  tfSTAg-ent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  DO YOU  Till YOUR  LOCAL PAPM?  It publishes all that is worthy 0/ notice  n  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, TLIE CHURCHES, FRA-  TERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encourag*_n.ciit.  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.  11 is the exponent of ihe district, and  by it the district 'will be judged by the  i-ul-iidc public.  It is :\i. CHEAP as .i good paper can  lie produced in -i ���������.:otu-.tr\ district.  Give it your geni'd-us sii|'nort and there  -.-iii b*"- ir.ciea-ijil impu v d.li.is.   -���������  n_������_ Cin-tl*.wyv_- ������  U  T.~'  j_^r.cn  ���������jFfOID  Qent-.ra! Teaminr. Fcv/acr  Oil C-. !*c. Hrimed V\-ocd  in Hiockc- rbrmsheci.  SCAVE" G&R   WORK DONE  cretviu irwr-^tjr.t  ���������������._������-_ uv^vJ"  C'UMCEIiLAJKD    SHOE    SHOP.  I have moved into ti-.}- new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, where I am prepared  to manufacture and rep.iir all kinds oi  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  wnft.-*.ii*  6������  YEARS*  -XP-SS-NCE.  TRADE  MARKS.  DESIGNS,  COPYRICHTS   &c.  Anyone sending 11 sketch ana description may  quickly ascertain, free, whetbur an invention is  probably patentable. Comimin'.cationa Btrictly  coutldentlal. Oldest agency for securing patents  in America.   We have  a Washington office.  Patents taken through ilunn & Co. receivo  ejxjcial notice in the .  SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN,  ���������beautifully illustrated.  Invest circulation  of  flTir B/itontlftn Inimini'    ir>nnl*t������   a nnnn.   MUN1M   &   CO.,  3G1 Bro.id-.vii.>. Now York.  CHOICE    LOTS  T.  TJlsTZOlNr  33. C  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 io,  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.  Nil  Hi  **-_  f'-J  ?1  ; .J I  \ i.  V  s -* xmxasj a_ DctraMuouMMn ^JMursm. t-v  n������ ��������� 3Tor^_ve. 3m_>i  Annual Meeting-.  The annual meeting of members of the  Comox ��������� Agricultural Association will be  held at Courtenay on Wednesday, Oct.  6th, 1897, 7:30 p m?, for the election of  Directors, hearing reports, and transac  tion of such matters as may be lawfully  brought before ii.  Sept.21,1897  J. M UN DELL,  Secretary.  ROAD  REPAIRING  The following   roads   and  beeu repaired:  bridges  have  Creech   road   from   Scott's   to   Creech's  prairie.  Fiat road from Scott's to Comox Bay.  . Stewart road from   Oyster    "Jay    to   Joe  . Srewart's.  Hardy aud Nob Hill road from  Roy's   to  Courteuay.  Union road.  Henry McQuillan road.  Lake Trail.  Vile,' and Burns' road,  Kees'a bridge new planked.  Courtenay bridge, new ti-uasels   aud   new  "planla-d.  nx  notice.  All water rates are due and payable  at the Company's Office, First Street,  on the last week of each month. Rates  payable to Geo. Stevens, Supt. or Lawrence Nunns, Collector.  OFFICE    HOURS,    Tuesdays    and  Friday, from   12 noon    till 1 p.m.,    and  7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.  F. B. Smith, Sec.  SUNDAY SERVICES  Trinity Church���������Services in   the   evening.    R-ev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  Methodist Oiiukch���������   Services   at   the  ' usual hours morning aud evening.    Rev. W.  Kicks, pastor.  St. GeorgjYs   Presbyterian   Cuukck���������  Rev. Services     at     11   a.  m. aud 7  p. in.       Sunday   Schoo     ^t2:30.  Y.P.cj.C.E.  at   close   of   evening   service.  Teaming &  Livery....?  (  uL  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kirpau?iek:,  Union, B. c.  x     also    x  HORSESHOING      AND  GENERAL  Blacksm ith ing  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,  ���������7- 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.  Ag-ent for the Union Brev/ery Ccmpany.  COURTENAY, B. C.  _tiTJ���������rwviffrtrar*- **w���������  _?iE^I"-,"_SL_7_3  o_tot:  BILL'  )___.  NOTICE is hereby-given that application will be made to-the, Legislative  Assembly   of   the   Province   ol    British  ..    Columbia, at its next   Session, for an Act  to incorporate a Company with   power to  construct, equip,  operate and maintain a  railway, either standard or narrow gauge,  for the purpose of conveying  passengers,  freight, and ore from a point on Douglas  Channel, at or near  the head of naviga-  ,, ' tion on KiMmat Inleti along the Kitamat  Valley to Lakelse Lake; thence to a point  on the Skeena River to a point at or near  the mouth of the  Zymoetz   River; thence  following the valley of the   Skeena River;  thence either by way   of  Kitsum   Kalem  or   Kitwancool  Valleys,   or  by   Kispyox  and the old trail to the  Stickeen River to  I  a   point   at or  near   Telegraph    Creek; j  thence bv 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  i'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  rulway   and   branches, and   to generate  electricity  for  the   supply of ii^ht,' heat  and'power; and with  power 10  expropriate lands for the   purposes  of  the   Com-  'panv,   and  to  acquire    lands,    bonuses,  privileyes or other aids from any Government or persons or bodies  corporate, and  to   make   traffic   or other   arrangements  with railways,   steamboat   or  other companies; and with   power to ruild   waggon  roads to-be   used   in   the  construction of  of such railways,  and   in  advance of the  same, and to levy and  collect   tolls from  all   parties   using,' and   on   all    freight  passing over, any of such roads   built by  ��������� he   Company,   whether   built   before  or  after   the   pns-age   of   the   Act   hereby  applied   for, and    with   all   other   usual,  necessary or  incidental .rights, powers or  privileges,    as    may     be   necessary   or  incidental or conductive   to   the  attainment of the above   objects;'-'or  any of  them.  BO DWELL, IRVING & DUFF,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Victoria, 8th September, 1S97.  2530  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������W. B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner.,���������James Abrams, Uniou.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McK'.-i-dir, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  Collis.���������Comox, Oreo. F. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.���������Courtenay, J. W.  McKenzie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J.   W.   Hutchinson,  and P. S. SciiAKScmiiDT, Union.  COURTENAY. B. C.  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  on both sides of the Coimcnay River, and on  the road u j the Settlement, three miles from  Comox Bay. Tho road to Union also pastes  thi ough it. It has a central position. Here  are two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post oltlcc, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters:  C O ���������"JSTBJI'AY  Directory.  COURTENAY  HOUSE,    A.   H.    I������c-  Calium, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE   HOTJ-L,   J.   3". :- Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE    IS.    I/EIGHTOxJ",      Blacksmith, and Carriage Ridker.  C-JO M O X.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at  its next session for an Act to incorporate a  company with power to construct, equip,  maintain and operate a line of railway, commencing at a point at or near the head of  navigation on the Stickeen River, in the Dis  triet of Cassiar, Province of British Columbia; thence 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 Luke, by the side thereof  ���������which shall be touud most feasible for the  purposes of the company, in a northerly direction to a pomt at or near the northern  boundary of the said Province ot British  Columbia.  Aud with further power to ex ten I  the said Hue of railway in a southerly direction by the most feasible route to --.  point on or uoar the head of Portland Canal, or some convt-aea*. port ou the  west coast of British Columbia.  Aud with further power to '���������-���������nlil, construe', equip, maintain and ��������� j. t-ito tcle-  grapl- an i elephoie Iii es 10 be u&idiu .-<.i--  nection with the uuilertaking of tho company, and to transmit messages thereon  tor the public, and to levy aud collect tolls  therefor; and with lurcher power to build,  equip, maintain and operate steamships and  other vessels to he used in connection with  the said railway, whether on the Stikeen  River or elsewhere, and with further power to expropriate lands for the purposes of  the company, aud to acquire lands, bonuses,  privileges, or other aid or concessions, from  any government municipality, persons or  bodies corporate, and to make traffic and  other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other companies; and for all oilier  usual necessary or incidental rights, powers and privileges as may be necessary.  Dated 13th day of September, A. D. 1897  McPHILLIPS, WOOTTBN &��������� BARNARD,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  2-5-3  COHIOX is a'vMlagu b.-auiiful'.y k.cntecI"on,'nhe  bay of 1 ho name nam.: in Comox Di-U'ioC. A  fraccicu K-uige. Jims ifouso and Wharf, havo  lately been established on tho Sand Spit, which  forms ihe harbor, by ch mav-il authorities, and  licit.- some one of lier IVljijesi-y's cShips is to bu  found two-thirds of the tirnu. Here is a pod  office, hotels, two scores, bY-zery, one. T.ie.  scenery grand, andj-good hunting near. Tne  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls here on  Wednesdays, and departs  Friday   mornings.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  :��������� H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  SAKERY, Comox, B. C.  SUBSCRIBE FOR "THE NEWS."  $2 00 PER .ANNUM.  UN I O N.  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 in  length. Its principal industry is coal  mining. It turns out from 700 tons to  1,000 tons of coal per day of the best  steam coal. This is 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 animmer.se 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,  liverv. 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 vou can uet it done equally as well at  the News? Oar prices are reasonable, and  we aro novv prepared to turn out everything  ia the line of Jon Printing.  Giimkrland Hotel  Union, B. C.'  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar ������  North of Victoria,  :\nd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and  new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors.  c  Barber &hop  -   AND  :   :'   Balking  Establishment  O. H. Fechner,.  JAMES   ABRAMS    -  , Notary Public.  Agent", for- the Alliance Firo  Insurance Company of Lon  cion and the Phoenix of  fianford.   Ay:enr, for the Provincial  BuHcltng and Loan As.-jg-  eiation of Toronto.   Union, E.  _.  <-~t^r-\f\.r**.,t-^r-\r' >, f..-,J-\  <**-  b'-> ty-yrAKjt'CVfcd tr&g  Ys>      ������������������-���������-.  V  i  'HIRTY-SSVEMTH  ���������4Y VVQRLD--WID������ CiRCULATi0N. ;-  \ Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated. \  >TV-.  INO'SPEMSABLH TO M'NiNG MEN.  C  (,  t  !> THREE COLLARS PES YEAS.. P,0S!__JD. <  Yl '. ��������� sample cnrics r:-.E5. ��������� .   j.  >      -"MIKING-ASD SCSpFlO PRESS,,  San Francisco, Cal.  ,220  MARKET ST.,  Do you know that we can,print -you just  as neat a business card as you can get iri  any other printing office in the Province,  aud just as cheap too ? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also? In fact we, cua  do anything in the Hue of job .printing  Give us a trial.  Nanaimo Cigar r-actory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������     Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior  foreign   cigars  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR   akti  CLE tOi the same money  ���������Tnn"*i*i_-iiniiwmwii pm nHiuwiimiiitTmiii i" m*"i"wn-*"������������������**���������  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid  for  information   leading to  conviction.  TV.   E. Norris, Sec'y  J. A. Ga^thew  ARCHITECT and BUILDEP,  _TiTIO>T,   "3.  C.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliances, should be  aid to Mr. Frnnk Dal by.  o:Ei:e__A_:p! QZHis^ipn oheapi.1  -IRE FEMCIHO these '  ,     AS WELL AS  Mc Mullen's   choice  ri__3____  cb������ MaaufEclured and Hold by ^       '    1   *r *-7 ��������� "VT ���������' ���������/���������  the Ontario wire fencing co., ltd.  otcel Wire JNettino* for  Picton. Ontario. _>  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   Lawn Fencng,   etc.,  are   sold   much . Lower   this  year,   than ever  before.   ,  They are the best.     Ask   your  Hardware  Merchant for them.  ^���������.���������...���������������������������������������������IH 1    ii.-m���������_--..  ������������������������������������������������������������, IWM ���������!������������������������������������    ���������^���������.iii-.i<������i      11 . ���������������������������������������������^������������������ll^-_->-_-_?-.������>������_M_-_-_������_^_M^^^^i^^M^  GO TO      '  P i8 i H W  lit   M  ������_������- ii  FOR  I  pi  I?  o_  *Jij    5~ K(  K3  f.  ^ ^ H h th t  AT-  Z.W&  33  ss  xsuncDZGxaBXSs������xia_���������__������������������  I presume we have used over  one hundred bottles of Piso'a  Cure   for   Consumption   in   my  family,   and    I    am    continually   advising   other-s  to get it.    Undoubtedly it is the  I ever used.���������"W. C ��������� Miltenbbrger,  Clarion,  Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. ���������I sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and  never  have  any com-   ~~  plaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  ISvWG ANSW M WTHOHv  M >m **4���������*_SHKS__  s*sa������t5s_������_aa  e5Sg3abaow-<*-?p������^  S'������S^5-������^WtoS^S1__*^^  The Sign  of tlie Four.  BY A? CONAN DOYLE.  'OOVTIN"'TT?!D.) '      .    ".  "See here," said Holmes, pointing to  the wooden , hatchway., " We were  hardly quick enough-'-with..our pistols."-  There, .sure enough,, just behind  where -we ��������� ������������������' were standing, stuck51-  one of those murderous dart's which we  knew so well.: It must have whizzed  between us at the instant that Ave fired.  Holmes smiled at it, and shrugged his  shoulders? in- his   easy fashion,  but I  confess'-that ..it ."turned me sick to, think  , of tlie horrible death which had passed  so close to us that night.   '..  CHAPTER :XI?  THE. GREAT .AGRA TREASURE.  Oii * captain sat in the cabin opposite  the i j-oii-- box which' he had done so much  and waited so long to gain. He was a  *rin:lv:rn'e(.l,- reck!ess-eyed fellow, .with a  lici-wo',-]:- of lines and wrinkles all over  his .jjah'dga.'ny- features, which told of a  ��������� 'hard. -open-air life. There was a singu-  lnr prominence about his,.bearded.chin  - which marked a 'man who was not to  be easily turned'from, his purpose. His  age may have been fifty, or thereabouts,  for hi^ black,? curly hair'was thickly  shot- with gray. His face in: repose  was not an impleasing one; though his  heavy'hi-ows and aggressive chin gave  him, as I had lately seen, a terrible' expression when moved to anerer.? He  sat now-,-with'; his.-handcuffed hands  upon his lap, and his head sunk upon  his breast, while he looked with his  keen, twinkling eyes at the box which  had. been the cause of his ill-doings. It  ���������eemed to me that there was more sorrow than anger in his ��������� rigid and contained countenance. Once he looked  up at me >yitk a gleam of something  like humor in his eyesY . Y-  "Well, -Jonathan Small," said  Holmes, lighting a cigar? "I am sorry  that it has come to this."  ," Vhd so am I,' sir," he answered  ���������ffwnkiyY 'T don't believe that lean  ���������wing-over the job.' I give you niy  word on the book that L never raised-a  "Well, if he has done no wrong, We  shall see that no wrong comes to him.  If we are pretty quick in caltching our  men, we are. not so quick in condemning them." It was amusing to notice  'how , the cohseqiiential Jones was  already beginning to give himself airs  on the strength of the capture. From  the slight smile which played over  Sherlock Holmes* face, I could see that  the speech had not been lost upon him.  "We will be at Vauxhall Bridge  presently," said Jones, ''and shall land  you-, , Dr. Watson, with the treasure-  box. I need hardly tell you that I.am  taking a very grave responsibility upon  myself in doing; this:,..-., It .* is most  irregular ; but, of course, an agreement-  is an agreement. I must, however, as  a matter of duty, send an inspector  with you, since you have so valuable a  charge.  ' You will drive, no doubt?"  "Yes, I shall drive." .Y .  "It, is a pity there is no key, that we  may make an inventory first./You  will have to break it open. Where is  the key, my man?''.���������'       ���������  "At the bottom of the river," said  Small, shortly.  '.,   ,-  . "Hum ! There was no use your giving this unnecessary trouble.. We have  had work enough through you. However, doctor? I need, not warn you to be  careful. 'Bring the box back,with you  to the Baker street rooms? You will  find us.' there? on ������������������ our way to the station,"'  , They landed me at Vauxhall, with  my heavy iron box, and with a bluff,  gonial inspector as my companion. A  quarter of an hour's   drive  brought us  ���������.j.a_\..  against Mr.  Sholto.  It was that  little hell-bound Tonga, who shot one  of his cursed darts into him.    I had no  Ea'rt in it, sir. I was as-grieved as if it  ad been my blood.relation. T welted  the little devil with the slack end? of -the  rope for.it, but it was done,.and I could  not undo it> again"??'; ?��������� ?  "Have a cigar," said Holmes ; "and  you had betterytake' a pull out of my  flask, for you are very wet. How  could you expect so small and weak a  man as this black fallow to overpower  Mr- Sholto and hold him while you  were climbing,,therope'.?,"?- .-..���������:. ..-.���������'.���������., ?.,  "You seem to know as much about  it as if you were there, sir. The truth  is that I hoped to.ifind the room clear.  I knew the Habits of the house pretty  well, and it was the time when Mr.  Sholto visually went down to his supper. I shall make no, se et of the  business. The best ^defence _at I can  make is just the simple'trut' . Now, if  it had been the old,major, I vouldhave  swung for him with a lig heart. I  would have thought no mor - of knifing  him than of smoking this cigar. But  it's cursed hard luck that I "should be  lagged over this young Sholto, with  whom I had no quarrel whatever."  "You are under the charge of Mr.  Athelney Jones, of Scotland Yard. He  is going to bring you up to my rooms,  and I shall ask you for a true account  of the matter. You must make a clean  breast of it, for-if you do I hope that I  may be of use to j^ou. I think _I can  prove that the, poison acts so quickly  that the man was dead before you ever  reached the room."  "That he was, sir ! I never got such  a turn inmy life as wnen I saw him  .grinning at me with his head on his  shoulder as I climbed (-through the  window.. It fairly, shook me, sir. I'd  have half killed Tonga for it, if he had  not scrambled off. That,was how he  -came to leave his club, and some of his  darts,, too, as he tells me, which, I dare  .say, helped to put you 011 our track ;  "though how you kept on it is more than  I can tell. I don't feel no malice  ���������gainst you for it. But it does seem a  ���������queer thing," he added, with a bitter  smile, "that I, who have a fair claim  to nigh upon half a million of mone.y,  should spend the first half of my life  building a breakwater at the Anda-  maris, and am like to spend the other  half diggin' drains at Dartmoor. It  was an evil day for me when first I  clapped eyes jupon the merchant Achmet, and had to do with the Agra  treasure, which never brought anything  hut a curse yet upon the man who  owned it. To him it brought murder: to  Major Sholto it brought fear and guilt;  to me it has meant slavery for life.  At this moment Athelney Jones  thrust]his broad face and heavy shoulders into the tiny cabin. "Quite a family party," he remarked. "I think I  shall have a pull at that flask, Holmes.  Well, I think we may all congratulate  ���������each other. Pity we didn't take the  ���������other alive ; but there Avas no choice.  I say, Holmes, you must confess that  you cut it rather fine. It was all we  could do to overhaul her."  "All is well that ends well," said  Holmes. But I certainly did not know  that the Aurora A\-as such a clipper.".  "Smith says she is one of the fastest  launches on tlie river, and that if he  had had another man to help him with  the engines Ave should never have  caught her. He SAA-ears he knew nothing of this Norwood business."  "Neither he did," cried our prisoner ;  "not a word. I chose his launch, he-  cause I heard that she was a flyer.  We told him nothing, but we paid him  well, and he was to get something  handsome if Ave reached our vessel, the  Esmeralda, at GraA-esend, outward  bound for the Brazils."  to Mrs. Cecil Forrester's. The servant  seemed surprised at so late a A'isitor.  Mrs. Cecil Forrester Avas out for the  evening, she explained, and likely to  be very late. Miss Morstan, hoAATever,  was in the .drawing-room ;-so to the  draAving-room I went, box in hand,  leaving the obliging inspector in the  cab.  She Avas seated by the open window,  dressed in some sort of white diaphanous material, with a' little touch of  scarlet in the neck and waist. The  soft light of a shaded lamp fell .upon  her as she leaned back in the basket  chair? playing oyer her SAveet,' grave  face.. and'tinting with a dull metallic  sparkle the rich coils of her luxuriant  hair; one white arm and hand drooped  over the side of -, the chair, and her  whole pose and figure spoke, of an absorbing melancholy. At the sound of  my fopt-fall - she sprang to her feet,  however, and a bright flush of surprise  ���������and of pleasure colored her pale cheeks.  "I heard a cab: di*iAre tip," she said.  "I thought that Mrs. Forrester had  come back yery .early, but Lnever  dreamed that it might be you. What  news have you brought me '?"���������?  "I have brought something better  than neAys," said Ti putting do'wnthe  box upon; the table, and? speaking  jovially and boisterously, though my  ;',heart AAras.heavy*::-wichin?.me. "I have  brought you something which/is Avorth  all the hews in the world. I have  brought you a fortune."  1 She ''glanced ,at the iron box? "Is  that the treasure? then?" she asked,  coolly enough.  ' 'Yes, this is the great Agra treasure.  Half of it is yours and half is Thaddeus  Sholto's. You will haA^e a couple of  hundred thousand each. Think of that!  An annuity of ten thousand pounds-!  There will ?be few richer young ladies  in England.    Is it not glorious ?"  I think that I must haA-'e been rather  over-acting my delight, and that she  detected a holloav ring in my congratulations, for I saw her eyebroAA'-s rise,a  little, and she glanced at me curiously.  "If I have it," said she, "I OAve it to  you."  "No, no," Mt 5.nsAvered ; "not to me,  but to my inend, Sherlock Holmes.  With all the AA"ill in the AArorld, I could  never have folloAved up a clue which  has taxed even his analytical genius.  As it was, Ave very nearly lost it at the  last moment."  "Pray sit doAvn and tell nie all about  it, Doctor Watson," said she-  I narrated,briefly Avhat had occurred  since I had seen her last���������Holmes' new  method of search, the discovery of the  Aurora, the appearance of Athelney  Jones, our expedition in the eA7ening,  and the Avild chase doAvn the Thames.  She listened with 'parted lips and shining eyes, to my recital of our ad\-en-  tures. When I spoke of the dart Avhich  had so narrowly missed us, she turned  so white that I feared she was about to  faint.  "It is nothing," she said, as I hastened to pour her out some Avater. "I am  all right again. It Avas a shock to me  to hear that I had placed my friends in  such horrible peril."  "That is all over," I answered. "It  Avas nothing. I avIII tell you no more  gloorny details. Let me turn to something brighter. There is the treasure.  What could be brighter than that? I  got leaA'e to bring it Avith me, thinking  that it would interest you to be the  first to see it."  "It Avould be of the greatest interest  to me," she said. There Avas no eagerness in her voice, hoAArever. It struck  her, doubtless, that it might seem ungracious on her part to be indifferent to  a prize, which had cost so much to Avin.  "What a pretty box !" she said?stooping over it. "This is Indian Avork, I  suppose?"  "Yes ; it is Benares metal work."  "And so heavy !" she exclaimed, trying to raise it. "The box alone must  be of some value. Where is the key'?"  "Small threw it into the Thames?' I  ansAA*ered. "J. must borrow Mrs. Forrester's poker." There was, in the  front, a thick and broad hasp, Avrought  in the image of a sitting Buddha.  Under this I thrust the end of the  poker and twisted it outward as a lever.  The hasp sprang open Avith a loud snap.  With trembling fingers I flung back  the lid. We both stood gazing in astonishment.    The box Avas empty !  No wonder that it was heavy. The  iron work was two-thirds of an inch  thick all round. It was massive, well  made and solid, like a chest constructed to  carry  things of great price, but  .   '   ' ',,  - .'v'.'.-^j _.,������s3ui*!.������������������bfi%*;.  jewellery lay within ; it,   It was absolutely and completely empty. '  "The   treasure   is'  lost," said   Miss  Morstan, calmly.  As I listened to the words and realized what they meant, a great shadoAV  seemed to pass from my soul. I did not  khOAV hoAV this, Agra treasure had  weighed me down, until now that it was'  filially removed. It -. was selfish, ho  doubt, disloyal,-.,wrong, \but I could  realize nothing save tliat the' golden  barrier was gone. from.!'-, between-us.'...'' '  ���������''���������' "Thank God!" I ejaculated from my  very heart. ;-?  She looked at me with a quick, .questioning smile.  "Why; do you say that?"  she asked..  ',-;,-'���������'.. -',.       : \. ������������������ ?'?  ; "Because you are within my reach  again," I said, taking her hand. She  did'not'withdraw'it. "Because I love  you, Mary, as truly as ever' a-man loved a Avoman.' Because this treasure,  these riches, sealed my lips. Noav that  they are gone, I can tell you \\o\v I love  you.     That is'why   I   said,'   'Thank  !God.'" ," ��������� ���������'���������?; ������������������������������������'��������� ���������-���������  "Then I say, 'Thank God,' top,"'she  Avhispered, as .; I ���������������������������-drew ber to my side.  Whoever had 'lost a treasure, I knew  ;that night that I had gained one.  Y      CHAPTER XII.  THE  STRANGE   STORY   OF JONATHAN SMALL.    .-������������������".  A very patient man Avas the/inspector in the cab, for it was a weary.time-  before I rejoined him. His face clouded  Over Avhen I shoAAred him the empty  box.  "There goes the reAvard !" said he,  gloomily.  "Where there is no money there is no  pay. This night's work would haAre  been Avorth a tenner each to Sam  Brown and me, if the treasure had  been there."  "Mr. Thaddeus Sholto is a rich man,"  I said. "He AA'ill see that 3--0U are rewarded, treasure or 110."  The inspector shook his head despondently, hoAA'-ever. "It's a bad job," lie  repeated ; "and so Mr. Athelney Jones  will think."  His forecast proved to be correct, for  the detective looked blank enough  when I got to Baker street and shoAved  him the empty box. They had only  just arrived, Holmes, the prisoner and  he, for they had changed their plans so  far as to report themselves at a station  upon the Avay. My companion lounged  in his arm-chair Avith his usual listless-���������  expression, while Small sat stolidly opposite to him '-with his AA-ooden leg  cocked over his sound one. As I exhibited the empty box he leaned back in  his chair and laughed aloud.  "This is your doing, Small," said  Athelney Jones, angrily.  "Yes, I have put it'aAvay where you  shall never lay hand upon it," he cried,  exultantly. "It is my treasure; anct  if I can't have the loot I'll take darned  good'eare that no one else does. I tell  you that no living man has any right  to it, unless it is three men who are in  the Andaman convict barracks and  myself- I knoAA'* now that I cannot  have the use of it, and I knoAv that  they cannot. 1 have acted all through  for them as much as for myself. It's  been the sign of four Avith us ahvays.  Well I know that they Avould haA"-e had  me do, just Avhat I have done, and  throw the treasure into the Thames  rather than let it go to kith or kin of  Sholto or of Morstan. It Avas'not to  make them rich that we did for Achmet. You'll find the treasure A\rhere  the key is? and Avhere little Tonga is.  When I saAV' that your launch must  catch us, I put the loot in a safe place.  There are no . rupees for you this  journey.",  "You are deceiving us, Small," said  Athelney Jones, sternly. "If you had  wished to throAV the treasure into the  Thames, it would have been easier for  you to have throAvn box and all."  "Easier for me to throAV, and easier  for you to recover,"'"he answered, with  a shrewd, sidelong look., "The man  that Avas clever enough to hunt me  down is clever enough to pick air iron  box from the bottom of a river. Now  that they are scattered over five miles  or so, it may be a harder job. It" went  to my heart to do it, though. I was  half mad when you came up with us.  However, there's no good grieving over  it. I've had ups in my life, and I've  had downs, but I've learned, not to cry  over spilt milk."  "This . is a very serious matter,  Small," said the detective. "If you  had helped justice, instead of thwarting it in this way, you Avould have had  a better chance at your trial."  "Justice?" snarled the ex-convict.  "A pretty justice ! Whose loot is this,  if it is not ours? Where is the justice  that I should give it up to those who  had never earned it. Look hoAAr I have  earned it! Twenty long years in that  fever-ridden SAvamp, all day at work  under the mangrOA'-e tree, all night  chained up in the filthy convict-huts,  bitten by mosquitoes, racked with  ague, builied by every cursed black-  faced policeman avIio loved to take it  bracelets upon my wrists. Still, I bear  no grudge for that. It is all fair and  above-board. If you want to hear my  story I have no wish to hold it. back;  What I say to you is God's truth,  every word of it. Thank you ; you can  put the glass beside me here, and I'll  put my lips to it if "I am dry. ���������������  "I am a Worcestershire man myself  ���������born near Pershore. I dare say you  would find a heap of Smalls living  there now if you were to look. I  have often thought of taking a look  round there, biit the truth is that I was  never much of a credit to the family,  and I doubt if they would be so very  glad to see me. They were all steady,  chapel-going folk, small farmers, well  knoAvn and respected over the countryside, while I was always a bit of a  rover. At last, however, when I was  about eighteen, I gave them no more  trouble, for I got into a mess over a  girl, and could only get out of it by  taking the Queen's shilling and joining  tlie Third Buffs,which was just starting for India.    : ,  "I   wasn't  destined    to     do  much  soldiering,   however.    I? had  just got  East the goose-step, and, learned to  andle my musket, < Avhen I wias fool  enough to go SAvimming in the Ganges;  Luckily for me, my company sergeant,  Johh?Holder, was in the water at the  same time, and he Avas one of the finest  swimmers in the service. A crocodile  took me, just as I AAras half way across,  and /nipped off my right leg, as clean  as a surgeon, could have done it, just  above the knee. .,,What with the shock  ahdthe( loss of blood, I fainted, and  should liave been droAyhed if Holder  had not catight hold of me aind paddled  for the bank. I was , five months in  hospital over it, and Avhen at last I was  able to limp out of it, Avith this timber  toe strapped to my , stump, I found  myself invalided out of the army and  unfitted for any' active occupation.    .  "I was, as you can imagine,,pretty  down on my luck at .this time,.for���������'.,I  was a useless cripple, though not yet  id my twentieth year. However, niy  misfortune soon proved to be a blessing  in disguise. Y A man named, Abelwhite,  who had come out there as an indigo-  planter, wanted an overseer to look  after his coolies and - keep them up to  their work. He happened to be a  friend of our colonel's, AATho had taken  an interest- in me since the accident.  To make a long story short, the colonel  recommended me strongly for the post,  and, as the Avork Avas mostly to be done  on horseback, nay leg Avas no great obstacle, for I had enough knee left to  keep a good grip on the saddle. What  I had to do was to ride over the plantation, to keep an eye on the men as  they worked, and to report the idlers.  The pay was fair, I had comfortable  quraters, and altogether I Avas content  to spend the remainder of my life in  indigo-planting. Mr. Abelwhite Avas a  kind man, and? he would often drop  into my little shantj"* and smoke a pipe  Avith me, for white folk out there feel  their hearts Avarm to each other as they  never do here at home.  Domestic Education.  Dotnestic education for women is a subject in which Mrs. A. W. Rankin of Minneapolis is interested. She informed a  gathering of women of that city that she  believed in time every bride would be expected to pass an examination upon her  domestic accomplishments before her marriage. These are a few of the subjects upon,  which Mrs. Rankin thinks the coming  housekeeper will be examined:  "Offhand cookery, without recipe book;  fancy cookery, sweeping and dusting,  darning and mending, plain sewing, cutting and fitting, buttonholes, embroidery  and fine needlework, plain ironing, starching and polishing, washing, care of beds  and bedding, sanitation and hygiene, dis- ,  infection* nursing and cooking for sick,  care of infants. "  Girls must be educated to bo orderly, industrious, economical, and to understand  hygienic living and how to avoid illness.  If the mothers can't or Avon't teach theii  daughters the! domestic virtues, Mrs. Rankin believ-es the schools should.  ?It is probably to   bo understood that  with  the  examination of  the bride there  will be ah examination for the bridegroom.  Somo man's club is expected to advocate ,  this by way of reciprocity.  The Hutli Mait.  Instead of. the cotton bath rugs that are  soldin the shops somo housekeepers spread  doAvn GA-ery morning a large Avhito Turkish towel,in front of the bath tub. In nc  case is the' bath mat intended for long  service, its Avashablc quality meaning that  it: can be easily and frequently renewed.  To havethe household bathroom as nearly  as possible chemically clean is the desire oi  the modern housekeeper, and to this end  all dust gathering rugs aro banished, together Avith any sort of . inclosed fixtures.  Where hardAvood floors are not procurable,  a white and? lemon painted linoleum has  the appearance of inlay and can be easily  kept clean. Put Avashablo paper on the  walls, the cost is trilling and the neatness"  valuable. Do not put $350 or ������300 in a  too fine bath tub; for it will not be long,  the most progressive plumbers say, before  we shall all bo having the sanitary and  inexpensive rain bath, with its shalloAv,  sunken tub and simple arraiigoment oi  spraying pipes.���������New York Post.  (TO BE CONTINUED.)  EXCAVATIONS IN  ENGLAND.  Tho Children's Hour.  "In English country homes,", says a  woman who has spent considerable time in  ono of them, "thero is a 'children's hour,'  as it is always called, which, if it dates  from Longfellow, is more carefully observed in a foreign land than in the poet's  country.-, It is .right after- 6 o'clock tea in  the drawing room and school room tea up  stairs. It is celebrated before tho open fire  in the day nursery, whither the mother of  the family comes to meet her little flook.  There aro stories perhaps and a game, and  finally a restful quarter of an hour, in  which the tender confidences of childhood  are whispered iuto loving, sympathetic-ears  ���������be they a hurt of mind or body, a wail  of discouragement or a par-an of secret ambition. Tlie beautiful system of an English household makes this happy and helpful time possible in every day's routine,  and it is never interfered with."  Human  Remains   ���������*u{r Out of   the Gravel  Near Horncastte.  An interesting discovery has - been  made near Horncastle, England, says a  correspondent. In the outskirts of the  town Mr. G. W. Smith, seedsman and  greengrocer, was employing a laborer to  dig gravel on his premises. About two  feet below the surface the man's "pick"  stuck against something hard, which,  on investigation, proved to be a leaden  coffin. It was embedded in the gravel  and in a fairly good state of preservation. The sides and ends, however, had  lost cohesion between themselves and  with the lid, the latter being also broken  in tha process of uncovering it. Owing to  this want, of cohesion the upper soil had  fallen in and v filled the interior. This  was carefully removed, when there was  disclosed to view a perfect skeleton, since  pronounced by medical experts to be  that of a female. The coffin was 5 feet 3  inches in lengch, the body, of course,  being rather shorter. Last weeek, as the  gravel digging Avas continued, a  leaden coffin was exhumed about  to the north of the former. This  very much the same condition, ,  only being rather more broken in  eating it.   This coffin was 5 feet 7  Character In Children.  Parents sometimes congratulate themselves upon the fact that one child is never  self willed, never passionate or .angry, always amiable, contented and calm, seeming to need no discipline and no restraint.  And they mourn over the fact that another child is eager, impetuous, Avillful, troublesome. Yetnot infrequently the mourning and tho rejoicing ought to change  places, if the future life and character be  taken into account. The tranquillity of  the one may be only the outcome of a feeble character, which leans against the  nearest prop bceause it cannot stand alone,  while the other, who is so difficult to manage, may contain tho elements of a powerful nature, which needs only to be guided  aright to become a valuable and a noble  man.���������New York Ledger.  second  a yard  was in  the lid  extri-  inchea  out of a AvMte man. That was how I  earned the Agra treasure ; and you talk  to me of justice because I can not bear  to feel that I haAre paid the price only  that another may enjoy it! I Avould  rather SAving a score of times, or have  one of Tonga's darts in my hide, than  liAre in a convict's cell and feel that a.n-  other man is a his ease in a palace  Avith the money that should be mine."  Small had dropped his mask of stoicism, and all this came out in a "wild  whirl of words, while his eyes blazed,  and the handcuffs clinked together "with  the impassioned movement of his  hands. I could understand, as I saw  the fury and the passion of the man,  that it was no groundless or unnatural  terror which had possessed Major Sholto  ���������when he first learned that the injured  convict was upon his track.  "You forget that we know nothing  of all this," said Holmes, quietly. "We  have not heard your story, and we can  not tell how far justice may originally  have been on your side."  "Well, sir, you have been very fair  spoken to me, though I can see that I  not  one shred or  crumb of metal or 1 have you to  thank   that   I have these  in length. The bones wero larger, and  are pronounced to be those of a man.  Some twenty-four years ago three leaden  coffins were found within 100 yards of  the same site while Avorkmen were digging with a view to laying the foundations of a Nonconformist chapel. No care  was taken of these, and they were disposed of as old lead. Several Roman  cinerary urns have been dug up at different times near the same locality, as well  as many Roman coins and other antiquities. The main question is, Wero these  lead coffins Roman or Christian? On the  same side of tho tOAvn there is a public  recreation ground called the "Wong," an  old Saxon Avord for "field." Were they  Saxon? From their lying east and Avest  the correspondent is inclined to consider  them Christian. Their somewhat rude  construction, as Avell as the absence of  any kind, of inscription, also incline him  to suppose that they Avere originally  inner "shells" inclosed in a wooden exterior, but no trace of decayed wood was  perceptible.  So fllany.  So many stars in the infinite space���������  So   many worlds   in the light   of   God's  face.  So     many    storms    ere     the   thunders  shall cease���������  So many paths to the portals of Peace.  So many years, so many tears-���������  Sighs     and     sorrows   and   pangs   and  prayers.  So many ships in the  desolate night���������  So many harbors, and only one Light  So   many   creeds like the  weeds in   the  sod���������  So many temples, and only one God.  ���������Frank   L.    Stanton   in   Atlanta Constitution.  Hairbrushes.  Hairbrushes should never be left with  the bristles up. They are admirable dust  collectors. Furtnermore, in these days of  pretty and inexpensive toilet utensils,  there are few women who have not brushes  with more or less ornamental backs. A  brush should be washed in warm water in  which thero is a little borax, and perhaps  with a little pure soap, at least as often as  the hair. There is an oiliness to healthy  hair which, with the dust collected on the  street, soon makes an impression upon the  brush. It is advisable to use a brush with  white bristlos. It shows the soil and makes  its own plea for an occasional bath. Care  should be taken to hold tho brush back up  in washing, that the water may not soak  into tho back.  The Divan In a Niche.  The wall spaco nbovo a Ioav divan can be  protected by nailing a strip of picture  molding across at a height easily above  where tho head of any one sitting on the  divan Avould come, and hanging from this  by brass hooke almost any stuff that will  harmonize with the di\Tan covering, Let  tho drapery fall well below the seat. Matting may be fitted neatly on below the  molding if preferred. Above the molding  pictures may bo hung or two or three irregular bookshelves fitted across. This is  particularly effective if the divan stands in  a niche. In that case the molding should  run quite around it. Molding and shelves,  if such are used, should be stained or  painted to match the woodwork of the  room.  Food and Drink For Singers.  Only food of the plainest kind, and of  that class which digests easily, should be  indulged in by the woman who aspires to  be a singer. Pastry, nuts, pickles, sweets  and rich sauces are simply poison to her.  "With regard to fluid, milk is good, but it  is best when mixed with soda water or  seltzer. Wines of any kind are injurious.  It must be remembered that the voice is  regulated by the health of its possessor; a  good voice cannot come from an unhealthy  constitution. If ever two things were inseparable, they are good health and a good  voice. With the former the latter is possible ; without it vocal excellence is impossible.���������London Figaro. HOW THE MONET GOES
Re Says Alcoholism is the Greatest Foe to
i th? Working- Classes-His Subject Is, "A
{    Bas At 1th Holes"-���A Drunlcari's iGrave.
Washington, May 23.���This sermon of
Dr. Talmage is an arraignment of-improvidence in all classes,' and of alcoholism as the greatest enemy of the working
people. The text isHaggal i, 6, "He that
earneth wages, earneth wages to put into
a bag with holes."
In Persia, under the reign of Darius
Hystaspes, the people did not prosper.
They made money, but did not keep it.
They were like people who have a sack
in which they put money, hot knoAving
that the sack is: torn or oaten of moths,
or in some way incapable of holding valuables.'- As fast as the coin was put in
one end of the sack it dropped out of the
other. It made no difference hoAY much
wages they got, for they lost them. "He
that earneth wages, earneth wages to put
it into a bag with holes."
What has become of' the billions and
' billions of dollars in this country paid
to the Avorking classes? Somo of these
moneys have gone for house rent, or the
purchase of homesteads, or Avardrobe, or
family expenses^ or the necessities of life
dr to provide comforts in old age. What
has become of other.billions? Wasted in
foolish outlay. Wasted at the gaming
table. Wasted in intoxicants. Put into a
bag Avith a hundred holes.
Gather up the money that the working
classes have spent for drink during the
last 30 years, and I will build for every
workingman a- house and lay out for
him.a garden and -clothe, his sons in
broadcloth and his daughters in silks,
and place at his front door a prancing
6pan of sorrels or bays and secure him a
policy of life insurance, so that the present.home may be well maintained after
he is dead. The most persistent, most
overpowering enemy of- the Avorking
. classes is intoxicating liquor., It is the
anarchist of the centuries and has boycotted, and is uoaat boycotting,' tho body
and'mind and soul of American"labor. It
is to it a worse fori than monopoly and
worse than associated capital.
It annually SAvindles industry out of a
large percentage of its earnings. It holds'
out its blasting solicitations, to the mechanic or operative on liis Ayay to work,
ftjid at tho noon spell, and on his Avay
home at eventide; on Saturday, Avhen the
wages are paid, it snatches a large part
of the money that might come into the
family and sacrifices it among the saloon
keepers. Stand the saloons of this country side by side, and it is carefully estimated that they wonld- reach from New
York to- Chicago. -""Forward, -marcli4"
says the drink p'oAvei^' "and take possession
of the American nation."
took oztra evening   employment;  almost
exhausted with the day's work^ yet  took
evening employment.    It almost   extinguished his eyesight.     Why   did   he   add
evening employment to the day   employment? To get money.    Why did he want
to get money? To lay up something for a
rainy dayP   No.    To get his life insured,
so.that in . case   of   his   death   his wife
would not be a beggar?   No,   Be put the
extra evening work to the day work, that
he might get $150 to get his  wife a sealskin coat.    The sister of the bride   heard
of this achievement,   and   was not to be
eclipsed.    She was velry pooiv and she sat
up working nearly   all   the   night for a
great while until she bought  a   sealskin
coat,   I have not   heard? of the result on
that street.    The street was full of those
Avho are on small incomes; but I suppose
the contagion spread, and that everybody
had a sealskin coat, and.the people came
out and cried,   practically, not   literally,
"Though the heavens fall, we must have
a sealskin coat!" * r
I Avas out west and a   minister   of the
gospel told me in Iowa   that   his church
and the neighborhood had been impoverished by tho fact that they put mortgages
on their farms in orer to send their families to the   Philadelphia   centennial.   It
Avas not respeotable not to go  to the centennial.    Between suoh evils and pauperism there is a very short step.    The  vast
majority Of .children in your   almshouses
are   there   because   their    parents     are
drunken,- lazy, or recklessly  improvident.
I have no sympathy for   skinflint   saving, but I plead for Christian   prudence.
You say it is impossible now  to   lay   up
anything for a rainy day. I know it, but
we are at the daybreak of   national prosperity.    Some people .think it is mean to
turn the gas Ioav   Avhen   they   go out of
the parlor.    They feel embarrassed if the
doorbell rings before they have   the   hall
lighted.    They   apologize   for   the plain
meal if you surprise them at   the   table.
Well, it is mean if it is only to pile up-a
miserly hoard, but   if   it   be   to educate
your children, if it be to   give more help
to your   wife   when    she   does   not feel
strong, if it be to keep . your, funeral day
from being horrible beyond all endurance
because it is to   be   tho   disruption   and
annihilation of the  domestic   circle, if it
be for that then it is magnificent.
tiari man: "Sir,    if   I   were   told that I
couldn't get   a   drink   until   to-morrow
night unless I had all my fingers cut off,
I would say, 'Bring the hatchet  and cut
them off now.'" I have a dear friend in
Philadelphia whose nephew came'to him
one  day,   and   when   he   was   exhorted
about^his evil habit said: ''Uncle, I can't
give it up.    If there stood a cannon   and
it was loaded and a glass  of  wine   were
set on the month of that cannon,   and I
knew that you would Are it off just as I
came up and   took   the   glass,   I would
start, for I must have it."    Oh,   it   is a
sad thing for a man to wake   up in  this
life and feel that he   is   a   captive!    He
says: "I could have got rid of this once,
but I can't now.    I might have   lived an
honorable   life   and   died   a     Christian
death? But there is no _hope for me now.
There is no escape for me. Dead, but not
buried. I am a walking corpse.   I am an
apparition of what I once   was.    ,1 am  a
caged immortal beating against the wires
of my cage   in   this   direction;    beating
against the cage until there   is   blood on
the wires and blood upon my   soul,   yet
not able to   get   out���destroyed   without
remedy. ,   ,
I go on and say that the disciplo of
rum suffers from the loss of health. The
older men may remember that some years-
ago Dr. Sewell Avent through this country
and electrified the people by his lectures,
in which lie showed the effects of alcoholism on the human stomach. He had seven
or eight diagrams by which he showed
the devastation of strong drink upon the
physical system. There Avere thousands
of people who turned back from that
ulcerous sketcn sAvearing eternal abstinence from everything that could intoxicate.
In Delirium.
IJreeds Poverty.
, There are those Avho are kept in poverty because of their own fault. They
might   have   been    well   off,    but they
All for Drink.
The   drink   business   is    pouring . its
vitriolic and damnable liquids   down the
throats   ot   hundreds   of   thousands    of
laborers, and while   the ordinary  strikes
are ruinous both   to employers   and employes,   I   proclaim   a   strike    universal
against strong drink, Avhich, if   kept up,
will be the relief of the   Avorking   classes
and the salvation of the   nation.    I   will
.. undertake to , say   that   there   is   not a
,'-. healthy   laborer, in   the   United   States
. ,'. whOi'-Ayithinthe next ten year's, if.hc^jvill
refuse'all'intoxicating   beverage uiti&'be
saving, may .not become a capitalist .on a
small, scale.- . Our   country   in   aYyear
;."Y:._lien^s /'��i'500;.050,000 ' for   drink,   --'Of
course tho working classes do a great deal.
of this   expenditure.     Careful, statistics
.,_, ,,tBhow,that the; wage   earning - classes of'
"r",.Great Britain/'expend in    liquors   ��100,-
;.*% ..00b,bo.0,.-or ,SSQ0,op'0,000 a year.  Sit down"
' ',' and calculate, O Avbrkingman, how much
,-J,:. you have expended j in    these   directions!
1 ,'���'���;. Add ,-it ^ill up?  Acid Up what "your neigh-
.,"->!? tors have expended; and realize   that instead of   ansAvering ' tho   beck - of 'other
people you   might   have   been your OAvn
capitalist.    When you deplete a working-
marf's* physical   energy   you ���-""deplete 'his
' capital.'-  Tho stimulated workman sgives
out before the   unstimulated, workman.
My.fathcr said: "I. became a'/temperance
man in early,life  -b^ecause   I���; noticed   in
the- harvest 'field .-that,    though   I was
physically Aveaker than   other' workmen,
I.cpuld hold out longer than they.   They
tijo'k stimulants, I took .none.'".������ A brick-
maker in/_ngland -gives   his   experience
in regard to this matter among   men   in
his employ. He says, after- investigation: .
YV'The-beer, drinker ^.avIio made, tho fewest!
bricks made 6o9,000!j   and   tho   abstainer
. who made the fewest bricks 746,ti00.  The
difference inibehalf of the abstainer  over
,; the indulger 87,000.'JY
When an army goes out to the battle,
the soldier who' has "vynter or coffee in his
canteen marches easier and fights better
than the soldier Avho has whisky in his
. canteen. Drink helps a man . to fight
when he has only one contestant, and
that at the street corner. But when he
goes forth to maintain some great battle
for God and his country, he Avants no
drink about him. When the Russians go
to war a corporal passes along the line
and smells the breath of every soldier. If
there be in his breath a taint of intoxicating liquor, the man is sent back to
the barracks. Why? He cannot endure
fatigue. All our young men know this.
When they are preparing for a regatta
or for a ball club or for an-athletic
wrestling, they abstain. Our working
people Avill be wiser after awhile, and
the money they fling away, on hurtful
indulgences they Avill put . Into co-operative association and so become capitalists. If the working rnan put down his
wages and take his expenses and spread
them out so they will just equal, he is
not wise. I know Avorking men who are
in a perfect fidget until they get rid of
their last dollar.
A Sealskin Coat.
The following circumstances came
under our observation: A young man
worked hard to earn his $600 or 8700
yearly. Marriage day came. The bride
had inherited ��500 from her grandfather.
She spent every dollar of it on the wedding dress. Then they rented two rooms
in a third story.    Then   the young man
smoked or cheAved up their earnings, or
they lived beyond their means, while
others on the same AA'ages and on the
same salaries went on to competency. I
know a man who is all the time- complaining of his poA'erty and crying out
against rich men, Avhile he' himself keeps
two dogs, and cheAvs and smokes, and is
full to thechin Avith Avhisky and beer.
Wilkins MicaAvbcr said to David Copper-
field: "Copperfield, my boy, ��1 income;
expenses, 20 shillings and 6 pence;
result, misery. But, Copperfield, my boy,
��1 income; expenses, 19 shillings aud 6
pence; result, happiness." , But, O Avork-
ingman, take "your. morning dram and
your noon dram and your evening dram,
and spend everything you have over for
tobacco and excursions, and you insure
poverty for yourself and your children
forever 1
If by some generous fiat of the capitalists of this country or by a new law of
the government of the United States 25
per cent, or 50 per cent, or 100 per cent,
were added to the Avages of-'the Avorking
classes of Ameriewn, it Avould be no advantage to hundreds of thousands of
them unless they stopped strong drink.
Aye, until they quit that evil habit, the
more money the "more ruin, the' more
wages, che more holes in the bag
My plea is to those working people who
are   in a discipleship to the   Avhisky bottle, the beer,jug and the Avine flask.  And
Avhat I say-to\them. Avill not be more appropriate to the working classes   than to
the   business   classes,    and   the literary
classes,-and the professional classes,   and
all classes,, and;not Avith   the   people   of
one age more than of all ages.   Take one
good square look at the  suffering   of the
man whom strong drink has   enthralled,
and- remember   that   toward   that   goal
multitudes, are running.     The disciple of
alcoholism suffers the loss of self respect.
Just as soon   as   a ' man   Avakes up und
finds that he   is   the   captivTe   of   strong
drink? he feels demeaned.    -I do not care
how recklessly' he acts.    He may   say, "I
don't care;" he   does   care.    He   cannot
look a pure man in the  eye   unless.: it is
with positive force of resolution.     Three-
fourths of  -hisnature   is, destroyed; his
self respect is gone; he   says   things   he
would not otherwise say; he does" things
he-A\"ould not otherwise do.  When a man
is nine-tenths gone with strong drink,the
first thing he wants to do is to   -persuade
you that he can stop any time   he wants
to.    He   cannot.    The   Philistines   have
bound him hand and foot, and shorn his
locks, and   put   out   his   eyes,   and   are
making him grind in the.mill of a great
horror. He cannot stop.    I will prove it.
He knows that   his   course   is   bringing
ruin upon himself.   Ho l0A"es himself.    If
he could stop, he Avould.    He   knows his
course is bringing ruin upon his   family.
He   loves   them.    Ho   Avould   stop if he
could.  He cannot.  Perhaps he could three
���months or a year ago; not uoav. Just ask
him to stop a   month.    He   cannot.    He
knoAVS he cannot, so he does not try.
Drink Victims.
I had a friend Avho Avas for 15 years
going doAvn under this evil habit. He had
large means. He had given thousands
of dollars to Bible societies and reformatory institutions of all sorts. He was very
genial, very generous and very lovable,
and whenever he talked about this evil
habit he would say, "I can stop any
time." But he kept going on, going on
down, doAvn, down. His family would
say, "I wish you would stop." "Why,"
he would reply, "I can stop any time if
I want to." After aAvhile he had delirium
tremens. He had it twice, and yet after
that he said, "I could stop at any time if
I wanted to." He is dead now. What
killed him? Drink, drink! And yet
among his last utterances was, "I can
stop at any time." He ..did not stop it
because he could not stop it. Oh, there
is a point in inebriation beyond which if
a man goes he cannot stop!
One of these victims   said   to a Chris- j
God only kno-ws '���.- what the drunkard
suffers. - Pain files on every nerve, and
travels every muscle, and gnaws every
bone, and burns Avith every flame, and
stings Avith every poison, and pulls at
him with, every torture. What reptiles
crawl over his sleeping limbs! What fiends
stand by his midnight pillow! What
groans tear his ear! What horrors shiver
through his soul! Talk of the rack, talk
of the iriquisition, talk of the funeral
pyre, talk of the crushing Juggernaut���
he feels them all at once. Have you ever
been in the ward of the hospital where
these inebriates are dying, the stench
of their wounds driving back the attendants, their voices sounding through the
night? The keeper comes up and says:
"Hush, now be still! Stop mating all
this noise!" . But it is effectual only for
a moment, for as soon as the keeper is
gone they begin again: "O God, O God!
Help, help! Drink! Give me drink! Help!
Take them off me! Take them off me!
O God!',' And then they shriek, and they
���rave, and they pluck out their hair by
handfuls and bite their nails into the
quick, and then they groan, and they
shriek, and they .blaspheme,, and they
ask the keepers to kill them���"Stab me!
Smother me! Strangle me! Take the
devils off me!" Oh, it is no fancy sketch !
That thing is going on ��� now all up and
down.the land, and I tell' you further
tbat this is going to be the death that
some of you Avill die. I know it. I see it
Again, the   inebriate   suffers   through
the loss of   home.    I do   not   care   how
much he loves his wife   and   children, if
this passion for strong   drink   has   mastered him, he will do the   most   outrageous things, and if he could not get drink ���
in   any   other   way   he   Avould   sell   his
family into eternal bondage.    How many
homes have been broken up in that. Avay
no one but God knows.  Oh, is there anything that Avill so destroy a man for this
life and damn him for the life   that is to
come?   Do not tell me that a man can be
happy when he knoAvs that he   is   breaking his   wife's   heart   and   clothing   his
children with rags.    Why,   there   are on
the roads and streets of this land   to-day
little children barefooted, unwashed   and
unkempt���want on.every  patch of   their
faded dress and on eATery wrinkle of their
prematurely   old     countenances ��� who
would have been in churches   to-day and
as well clad as you are but  for   the   fact
that rum   destroyed   their   parents   and
drove them into   the   graATe.    Oh,   rum,
thou foe of God, thou despoiler  of home,
thou recruiting officer   of the pit, T hate
, A Deeper Loss.
But, my subject takes a deeper tone,
and that is that the unfortunate of whom
I speak suffers from the loss of the soul.
The Bible intimates ��� that in the future
Avorld, if Ave are unforgiven here, our
bad passions and appetites, unrestrained,
Avill go along with us and take our torment there. So that, I suppose, when an
inebriate wakes up in that Avorld, he will
feel an infinite thirst consuming' him.
Now, down in this Avorld, although he
may have been very poor, he could beg
or he could steal 5 cents Avith which to
get that Avhich would slake his thirst for
a little while. But iu eternity where is
the   rum to come from?.
Oh, the deep, exhausting, exasperating,
everlasting thirst of the drunkard in
hell! Why, if a fiend came up to earth
for some infernal Avork in a grogshop
and should go back taking on its wing
just one drop of that for Avhich the inebriate in the lost Avorld longs, what excitement Avould it make there? ' Put that
ono drop from off the fiend's wing on tho
tip of the tongue of the destroyed inebriate; let tho liquid brightness just
touch it, let the drop be very small, if it
only have in it the smack of alcoholic
drink; let that drop just' touch the lost
inebriate in the lost Avorld, and he Avould
spring to his feet and cry: "That is
rum, aha! That is rum!" And it would
wake up the echoes of the damned:
"Give me rum! Give me ruin! Give me
rum!" In the future world I do not believe that it will be the absence of God
that will make the drunkard's sorrow. I
do not believe it will be the absence of
light. I do not believe that it will be the
absence of holiness. I think it will be
the absence of rum. Oh, "Look not upon
the Avine when it is red, Avhen it moveth
itself aright in the cup, for at the last it
biteth like a serpent and it stingeth like
an adder."
When I declared some time ago that
there was a point beyond which a man
could not stop, I want to tell you that,
while   a   man   cannot   stop   in his own
strength, the Lord God by his grace can
help him to stop at any time. I was in a
room in New York where' there were
many nien who had been reclaimed from
drunkenness. I heard their testimony,
and for the first time in niy life there
flashed out a truth I never understood.
They said: "We were victims of strong
drink. We tried to give it up, but always
failed. But somehow since we gave our
hearts to Christ, he has taken care of
us.", I believe that the time will soon
come when the grace of God will show
its power not only to save man's soul,
but his body, and reconstruct, purify,
elevate and redeem it.
A Sure Remedy.
I verily believe that, although you feel
grappling at the roots of your tongues
an almost omnipotent thirst, if you will
give your heart to God,, he will help you
by his grace to conquer. Try it. It is
your last chance. I have looked oft upon
the desolation. Sitting next to you in
our religious . assemblages there are a
good many people in awful peril; and,
judging from ordinary circumstances,
there is not one chance in five thousand
that they Avill get clear of it. There are
men in every congregation from Sabbath
to Sabbath of whom I must make the
remark that if they do not change their
course, Avithin ten years they /will, as to
their bodies, lie down in drunkards'
graves, and as to their souls, lie down
in a drunkard's perdition. I know that
is an awful thing to say, but . I cannot
help saying it.
Ob, beware! You have not yet been
captured. BeAvare! Whether the beverage
be poured in golden chalice or pewter
mug, in the foam at, the top, in white
letters, let there be spelled out to your
soul, "Beware!" When the books of
judgment are open, and 10,000,000
drunkards come up to get their doom, I
Avaht you to bear Avitness that I, in the
fear of Got! and in the love for your soul,
told you. with all affection and with all
kindness, to beware of that which has
already exerted its influence upon' your
family, blowing out some of its lights���
a premonition of the blackness ��� of darkness forever.
Oh, if you could only hear intemperance with drunkard's bones drumming
on the head of the liquor cask the dead
march of immortal souls, methinks the
very glance of a wine cup would make
you shudder, and the color of the liquor
would make you think of the blood of
the soul, and the foam on the''top of the
cup would remind you of the froth on
the maniac's lip, and you would kneel
down and pray God that, rather than
your children should become captives of
this eyil habit, you would like to carry
them out some bright spring day to'the
cemetery and put them away to the last
sleep, until at the call of the south wind
the floAyers would' come up all over the
grave���sweet prophecies of the resurrection ! God has a balm for such a wound,
but what flower of comfort ever grew on
a drunkard's sepulcher?
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'' For months previous she had been
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t n-srt._?n_3i  iSECSr^-iSi-- ������HJ������rt=^ra.(-,fcF6E^._!������dS^jia���������55���������  i*?^*1���������*ifS5-if'f-^-iKS?��������� wT^SL���������  HE . WEEKLY    NEWS   .SEPT.,..  28th 1S97.  isept  tc  .  UN IO -1 SHIPPINC.  20,���������Tag  Lois,    120 tons  of col e  21,���������The Thistle, 250 ions of cc al.  21,���������Sir. Hope, 17 tons of fue'.  22,���������Tepic and Scow,   192  tons  of  coal and 182 tons of coke.  Sept. 23,���������Tlie Quadra, 120 tons of coal.  "     25,���������Tepic and -scow,   173  tons   of  , coal and 222 tons of coke.  Sept. 26,���������Rapid Transit, 22 tons.  "     27,���������Steamer Transit lefc with-2100  tons of coal for'San Francisco.  Sept. '28,���������Minneola is loading.'  Now due���������Amanoora and Tekoa. <  ,���������Call and examine the Stock of  Ladies Fancy Slippers and Oxford Ties,  at McPhee & Moore's.  COURTENAY ITEMS.  Mr. Harry Urquhart is back from a visit  to the west coast of the island.  T,sieves have been visiting the orchards  of Hugh Grant and son, and Mr. Thos.  Cairns, strippine tho trees of fruit. At the  It.tter place they poieoned two valuable  dogs.  Mr. Wm. Lewis iu putting in a water supply system. There is a fine large spring on  the hi 1 back of his house. A reservoir has  1 e.������u coDBiruceJ there, and pipes ure being  lai 1 to his own premise-, and down to the  C'ouitenay H u-j< , and other places on the  leissideo tbe Courtenay River. The  uater is* first class and is abundantly sufficient for the uses inteuded aud also for power  or creamery a-nl other lignt p irpojea.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  PERSONALS.  Miss Skinaer returned oa Wed-ieaday.  Gideon Hicks of Vancouver,  is  in   town  this week.  Mr. T. D.   McLean  and  wife   w* re  over  Wednesday from Denman Island.  ...  Mr. Ed McKim was welcomed bae'e la3fc  Wednesday after an absence of mmy weeks.  Mr. William Westwood of Nanaimo has  been in Uuio.i for a few daya visiting his  brother.  Mr D. R. M Donald, who was firing on  No 3, 1 conotive ha3 been promoted to be  engineer of No. 1 locotno'ive.  Hughey Graubia now fi-emaa of No. 3  lo. o notive. He is to be con *? at d >t.������d, for  Alf'"VWker knows how to run a 1 engine, if  ever a nun did, and Lo tea }h others the art  as well  ���������OUR stock of Men's Shoes is complete and can guarantee a fit to .ill kinds  of feet, at McPhee & Moore's.  LOOALS  stock  H-3  al-  ���������Wedding   presents.    See  the  (new) of silvervyare at Leiser's.  Tae Kiciaprto mm id in OiillivAji.  Work   on   the bridge  at  Treat;  rivar  progressing satisfactorily.  ���������The D.   B.   &   L.   Association  lows interest on deposits.  A Jap   Avas killed   Saturday   at    No.  4 slope���������run   over  by   the   cars.    There  will be an inquest next Thursday.  The grouse season opens Oct. 1. Mr.  Ja?k McKim was sworn in as special con-  ttible a few days ago to enforce the law.  ���������Twenty cases of Boots and Shoes  just receiver at McPhee & Moore's.  M\ A. D. Williams, formerly of thi-������  town, has sold ou1; his interests in Sialo.i  and left. His family went east some time  ago.  ��������� S-ioal B-.Y appears' to be fiYnrishing.  Th::re is anew !$5030 hotel going up which,  perhaps is justified by baii.iess now and  prospectively.  The Treasure Mountain Mines at  Jer-  vis Inlei, in which Messrs  Ed and   J.   J.  ' McKim were interested, have  been   sold  to Mr. Blewett, Tanner & Co.  ���������The Union brass band will give a  ball, with supper on Monday evening,  November 1st, at the Bay Hall. The  proceeds will be for the purpose of getting  new instruments.  The uew hotel on Tcxida Island, built at  a cos; of from 32000 to ������3000 is a veritable  w.iite elephant. It waa a schotno to sell  town lots, but proved a failure.  We have received from Mr. Williams,  of Grant and Mounce's farm, specimens  of cabbages, parsnips and carrots, whicn  for size and quality, it Avould be- hard to  beat.  Another Prize.���������A first prize of ������1.00,  2d, of 50 cents ottered for best comb honey  at the Courtenay Exhibition, Oct.7th. This  was ommitted by mistake by Revising Committee.  Mr. Wm. Brown, at work at the saw  mill, got his hand caught yesterday morn  ing by the saw; and it was badly cut and  lacerated, a large part of it being take off.  He.was sent to the Hospital.  ������2TWill give leas-ons on piano, mandolin, banjo, guitar; also iu painting, point  lace,   drawn work and embroidery.  MRS. BARRETT.  Master Piercy, a young lad of about 13  years, at work on Cowie's ranch, Fanny  Bay, was injured Friday by the breaking  of a whiffle-tree, one end of which struck  him in the stomach. He died Saturday  and was brought to Comox for burial.  He was the son of Walter H. Piercy,  deceised  The o.her day at a gathering at one of tha ',  Experimental Farms there was some spirit-  e ' discusdton about the value of newspapers.  There was not a dissen ing vo-ce i 1 the  vie1, tha the ������������������Family Hira'.d aud- Weekly  Star," Montreal, ii the best ������ll ' round fa n-  il, newspaper iu America, a-ul it will held  its own with any in che w rid.  a������.-S!S3K8E_S&������3_______H*"__-:i .  DEATH of an ESTIMABLE LADY  Mrs. Elizabeth McLepd wife of Mr. D.  McLeod died on Thursday morning after  a brief illness.  The funeral services were held at the  faintly residence, conducted by Rev. Mr:  Hicks. Numerous floral offerings covered the casket and hearse which was foi  loweel to the cemetery at Sandwick,' Friday afternoon, by a large cortege.   -  On Sunday evening*   memorial  service  was held at the Methodist Church,  when  Rev. Mr. Hicks preached the funeral sermon.    The church  was    filled   with   the  many friends of the deceased lady.  Mrs. McLeod leaves an infant daughter, a week old. She was the daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull, and had lived  in Union for several yeaia, endearing her  self to her many friends. She had acted  as organist in the Methodist Church and  always assisted in musical entertainments,  having a superior voice, and being' a good  musician.  -    We extend our si nearest sympathy  to .  the bereaved husband and relatives.  PRESBYTERIAN SOCIAL.  The social   and   entertainmanb    aS    the  Presbyterian Church last  Tuesday eve.iing, *  was a noticable affair, on account   of   the  number attendiug.   The program wa3  well  rendered, ��������� and- the chairman,. Rev. Mr.  Dodds, threw much life into it in che - way  of pleasant remark and appropriate' anecdote.  Daring .the intermission, refreshments  were served "down stairs." Said one who  had been down, upon coming back, h������s  face lit up Avith a smile of satisfaction,  "Do come down, the coffee is splendid ! "  But good coffee sometimes banishes sleep  and Avith an effort, wc declined. It was  now after, 10 o'clock,. the refreshoidnts  were still being enjoyed and a section of  the program still to be given, so we quietly slipped, .out feeliug there might be  ������������������too'much of a good thing" even.  latest by Wire  Victoria, Sept., 24.--Steatr.er Queen  arrived Avith 80 returned would be Klon-  dikers; will wait till spring. Four feet of  .-���������now on White and Chilcoot passes and  ice floating in small streams. Men who  get over now will have lo use dog' trains.  Horses no use now���������won't bring any  price.    Many will go to Juneau to winter.  Nanaimo, Sept. 24.���������Steamers Alki  and Geo. W. Elder from Skagway, in  news brought same as by the Queen.  Halversbn, band lender and several .others returned disgusted with trying to go  this season.���������West Wellington Coal Co.  h������ve struck a three scam of hard coal on  Brennan's farm.  Passenger   List.  Steamer City of Nanaimo, Sept. 23d.  Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Bone, Mrs.' Meyer,  G. W. Meyer, Miss Acion,. Mrs. .Roe,  G. Tomals. A. Alleson, Mr. G. Hicks,  E McKim, "G. Dunbar, A. Poriery,  Cottle, A. McNeil, E. Gouther, Mr.  Westwood,,   G.    Wood,    Mr.    McLean,  Mrs. Wenborn, Mr. ��������� Goodley, Mrs.  Kellv, Mrs. Calligan, J. E. Martin, ],  H. Godfrey, Rev.  R. Jones,   Hashim.  FOR SALE.���������A New Home sewing machine, aud bedroom suite, almost new.  Enquire at News. Office.  _v_"CrS_:C ^"O^a ID-A-^c^s.  George BlSll is now prepared to furnish, Music for Dances and Surprise  Parties.    Terms moderate. .   ..  UNION* BAY ITEMS.  The attendance-at the school here is 16,  and everything connected with it is moving  aloug nicely.  The Company havo' started on two of  the dozen dwellings which it proposes to  build here shortly.'  ���������L*i8t Sunday evening, Mr. Forsythc,' the  Pre-ibyteriau missionary preached his farewell sermon.  Tho Denman Island people gave a concert  in aid 0������ the church iu their hall   ou   S.itu -  iUy evening, the 18th.-  Th'; . oat -..-tors havo commence.! work on  the ne-". government  ro.id   between   Bayne  Sound River and Deep Bay.       Tne   sectlers  down the wav expect to bi abln    soon    to ,  drive up to Union Bay for their mail.  '    One day   last    week    there <.  were    five  steamers iu at the wharf.  Gordon Murdock.  Third St.       Union, B.C.  glacksrnit^ii^g  n all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired.  Espimalt-Hanaimo Ky.:  Time   Table   No.   28,  .--    '.  ' >    *   -  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday   Mar  29th 1897.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH-^Read down.'!  \TZ        SatTS    ��������� ��������� I Daily. I Sund'r  Lv.-Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. m.  | p. _. .'  Wellington  |   8.00   I   4.00 -  Ar. Nanaimo  |   11.48 ]   7.25  Ar. Wellington..  |   12.15 j *7.45 ���������  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.���������..  I     A M    |    P "_   '  1 Daily.* 1 Snt. &  Sund'y.  Ar. Victoria  |    12.30 |   8.00  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..   I   8.10    |   1.33  Lv, Wellington for Victoria   |   8.15  ��������� |   4.15  For  rates and information npply   at Company's oillccs,  A. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. Gen'l Supt  U.K. PRIOR,  Oc-ii. Freight and Pnssentccr Act,  ���������GO TO���������  SID C,   HOOVERS  The only First Class Tonsorial Artist in the City.  When you may wish an easy shave  Ah good as barbers ever gave,  Jutt call at niy shaving parlor  At morn, evo or busy noon.  , I cut und-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 think you'll find -  To suit the taste and please the mind;    -  And all my art and skill can do,  If you just call I'll do for you.  SID C. HOOVER  Union, B. C.  Opposite Vendotne Hotel. , -  .  Vi*Y  i*Vt  leir lilies   nt  caii9t fee beat  guarantee ewerj  emu for style and fin  are first class*  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 firms  in ladies', misses, child's, men's and boys', in prices to suit every one  e stock of  Ladies' and misses Oxford shoes must be cleared out.  $1.25.  See the lines at 75c. $1.00 an  \  ���������1  til  *\1  i


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