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Give us a Trials   we
do Good Work at
SIXTH YEAR.     CUMBERLAND.   B    C.   TUESDAY   SEPT. 6th, .898
We have
A New Stock of
Stationen and Books.
^^ Mason's Extract of
Herbs for Summer
Poison Fly, Paper,
and Tanglefoot
Ineect Powder; and
Bedbug Destroyers.
A complete line of
Patent   Medicines.
PEACEY   &   CO,
A fine line of
Combs & Brushes,
Perfume and Toilet
Waters,     Tooth-
brushes & Powders,
French and' Bng-
■P lish Toilet Soaps.
All New Goods.
P.O. Box 233
Victoria, B. C.
Cumberland representative Rev. Wm. Hicks.
Agents for the famous Mason & Risch pianos
Tuning, repairing, polishing
Mail   orders  will   receive    prompt    attention.
All kinds of music  and   musical  instruments.
^Dealer in
Stoves and Tinware
Plumbing and general
Sheetiron work
/tar Agent for the
Celebrated Gurney
Souvenir Stoves and
Manufacturer of the
New Air-tight heaters
f®1R    SHXJ6
FOR SALE.—Two nearly new counters,
Enquire at the Nbws Office.
FOB SALE—Cumberland residental property on favorable terms by D. B. * L.
FOR SALE.—My house and two lots in
the village of Courtenay.    _ ;
K. Grant, -Union.
FOR SALE, RANCH—One mile and a
half from Union, contains 160 acres
and will be disposed of at a low figure. En-
quire of Jimks Abbams.
THIS IS A SNAP.—One half Lot 4 in
Block 5, on Penrith Ave., second house
west of English Church. Neat cottage,
aliOBtable.    See FrankJ.Dalby, Agent.
FOR SALE.—My farm 160 acres, about
30 acres perf«sctly cleared, aud about 30
acres cleared but not stumped, 3h
mileB from Comox wharf, also one good
milk cow for   sale.—W. Anderton.
1, William Gleason, of the City of
Cumberland jn the Province of British
Columbia, hereby give notice that I intend to apply- at the next regular sitting
of the Board of'Licensing Commissioners
in and for the City of Cumberland to be
held on the second Wednesday in September 1898, for a license to sell by retail, wines, spirits, beer and other fermented or intoxicating liquors on my premises known as the "New England Restaurant" situate on Dunsmuir Avenue, upon
Lot v Block III,- City of Cumberland
Dated at City of Cumberland,  August
Sth,  1898.
During my temporary absence Mr. Kenneth Grant will conduct for me the under
taking business. Orders left at my residence on Maryport Avenue will receive
. prompt attention.    P.O. Box No 5
Cumberland, Jan. 29. 98.   Alex. Grant
A. H. McCallum, licensed auctioneer
wi|l attend to all sales in the district on
reasonable terms
For Sale—One story and a half dwel
ling house of six rooms, hall, oantrv, etc.
on easy terms.   Enquire of Jas. Carthew
If our readers have any local news of in
terest, we will be pleased to insert same in
the local column, if brought to the office.
I Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.!
Indispensable to Mining Mejj.
\ 220 Market St.,   SANR^^lfcOjC^
Andrew McKnight duly sworn: My
name is Andrew McKnight. I am master
mechanic of the Union Colliery Oo. I
know engine No. 4 that went over the
bridge; it was quite a new engine and has
been running since May. I weighedtbe en-
Cine; she weighs 116,000 lbs, without the
tender, with boiler full of water; tender
weighs 60,000 lbs. loaded, with water and
coal. The coal oars will average about ten
tons. They carry about 23 toas of coal
when loaded. Tha wheel base of the engine is 21 feet. I don't know the wheel
base of. the tender:, the combined wheel
base of the engine and tender is 48 feet 6 inches. There are 3 pairs of driving wheels.
The weight on the driving wheels is 88,000
lbs; the wheel base of the drivers is 11 ft.
6 inches. The engine was constructed by
tbe Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia. I am not a bridge carpenter. I am
not a wood worker. I assisted in getting
some of the bodies from the wreck. I helped to take Engineer Walker ont:. he was
dead when I got him out.
Cross-examined by Mr. Pooley.   I kisw
the locomotive that was in use before No.4;
it was No. 3.   The weight of, No. 3 was
92,600.   This weight was distributed over
the drawiug wheel base of 10 ft. 9. inches.
The    whole    weight    of    the      engine
No.   3 ,was.    on     the    drivers    alone.
The ..whole   of   the weight of engine No.
3 was on the drivers alone, the whole of the
weight of engine No. 4 was 116,000,   and
• that weight was distributed over  a  wheel
base of 21 "feet.    Under those oiroumbtanbes
the strain on the bridge would be less  iirith
engine No. 4, than with engine No 3.   No.
3 had been running here before it  was .'laid |
up, between six and seven   years.   I have
examined the engine and  boiler'- of   No., 4
since the accident, and I 'find . the-' engine'
-laying at a slight angle across - the   atreaov
headed towards Cumberland;   the   tender
was on the lower siie of the 'engine   down
stream, the engine tell on her head, because
the boiler was telescoped   with   the  smoke
box, and from the ends of the frame   being
turned up out of its original shape,  the engine had been travelling backing up tender
first towards the wharf;   the lever was 3
notches past the middle in the quadrant,
looking up; that is, the position she should
be in going to the wharf: the throttle valve
was closed tight—jammed.   I have been in
charge of fhe Union Colliery Co's Works
about 9 years and a half.
Recalled by Mr. Barker: 1 did not examine the coal cars generally. I could not
form any idea what part of the bridge
broke first except that the break could not
be in front of the tender the natural presumption would be that if the break had occurred in front of the train, the engine
would have plunged forward upon the tender; the engine was laying clear of the
wreckage of the coal cars. If the break
had occurred one car back from the engine
I would hot say whether the1 engine would
be piled on that car or not; in such case as
that she would not be clear of the car.
Examined by Mr. Pooley; The total length
and tender is about 53  feet.
——  m"   "o -■
Jouu Harwood duly sworn: My name is
John Harvrood. I am track foreman on the
Union Colliery Co.'s road. I reside at
Trent river, about one half mile from the
bridge. I have been acting in that capacity
about one and a half years. My duties are
to lay new track, put in switches and keep
the track in repair. My instructions were
to go over the bridge every morning and see
everything is right. I was not instructed
to go over any of the rest of the track at
any stated period. I did not make any
tests, simply went over to see that my track
was all right, and if I saw anything with
the timbers to report the same. It is not
in my line of business to examine truss rods
and consequently 1 did not. I went over
the track the morning of the accident. I
was over the track over the bridge at seven
o'clock v n the morning of the day before.
The bridge was apparently in good order.
It whs my iustruclion to turn out at seven
o'clock and proceed to the bridge as soon as
possible. The night before the accident I
was hurt so I did not go over the bridge in
the morning. I slipped and fell across the
rail aud knocked four ribs off (?) The first
time I got up was five o'clock in
the afternoon last Monday. I sent a a little
boy up to the bridge with a note to give to
Walker for him to send the doctor down.
The boy came back   and told me the train
:d:e].a.:l:e:R;S    i^n"
Cumberland/and Courtenay,  B.C. -j|
had gone through the bridge. It was about
half past four on Tuesday when I met with,
this accident. I did not take any steps to
sse that some one would go over the bridge
in my place. As far as I know the bridge was
not inspected that morning I don't think
there was anything wrong with the track on
the bridge that morning. There has been
nothing Wrong with it for seven years
while I have been here. There was never
any obstructions put on the bridge while I
was here. I have kept the track inline,
and kept it from spreading.
Chinese Exclusion.
\ San Francisco, Sept. 1.—The Secretary of
the Treasury has ordered the collector of
Port Jacobson to exclude all Chinese who
wish to eater the United States on the protect that they are actors or mechanics for
the Omaha Exposition. If they once get
into the country they will scatter.
New Trial for Dryfus.
Paris, Sept. 1.—It is reported that the
Minister of Justice has taken steps to grant
Dryfus a new trial on the out-come of cer-
tain new charges having cropped up against
Nanaimo, Sept. 3-The steamer Dirigo
arrived this morning from the north with
over $100,000 aboard. 1 One of the passengers is Mr. Allan, proprietor and edi or of
The Klondike Nugget. He brought nothing
important in the way of news.
Messrs W. R. Bryant and W. B. Denni-
■on arrived this  afternoon from   Klondike.
Mr. Bryant has had all he wants of it.
Puis, Sept. 3.— This morning there is a
wild uproar about the death of Colpenry.
It is very strongly hinted that he did not
commit suicide but is the victim of a plot
and that the razor with which the deed was
accomplished has not been seen.
. rNote.—Colpenry is the army officer, who
is alleged to have committed suicide on
account of Borne new exposures in the cele-
brated Dreyfus case.
Chinese Forces Defeated.
London, Sept. ).—Special from Shanghai
says the Chinese government troops have
been defeated in two pitched battles, during
the last 10 days by the Kwan Si rebels, los-
ing 3,000 men. The rebels are said to
number 90,000, and the Provincial forces
are powerless against them.
IiOst Gold and then his Mind.
Seattle, Sept. 2.—Dr. Adams of New
York arrived here on Tuesday from Alaska,
on the steamer Roanoke. He has been declared insane. Adams is one of the party
who lost a large amount of gold dust at St.
Michaels, and brooding over has probably
turned his head. .
Secretary Day, chairman, Senator
Davis, Senator Fry, Editor Whitelaw
Reid, and Judge White of the Supreme
Court, have been appointed as ■ the
American Peace Commission to Paris.
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Vancouver, Sept.  3.—The Libe- -
ral-Conservative   convention   was
brought to a successful issue to-day
by a thorough representative Union
for British  Columbia.    There.. was,
a   thorough    agreement    amongst
the delegates. . A discussion  upon
the resolution introduced was con:  ■
tinued until by the interchange of
views a perfectly   unanimous con-.
elusion  was   arrived at in  every
case.    The discussion brought out.-
the debating talent in support. of
the resolution which presented1 an <
unanswerable   indictment   of the'
Laurier—T arte    administration.
The Liberal leaders, it was shown
had nothing but honeyed words for
this province when soliciting power
but since accession  to1 office,  have
treated it with  the  most studied
negleot,   Turning from  Dominion
to        Provincial       affairs        the
convention  had   adopted    a   line
of action, which will, at  the   next
general election for the legislature,
divide the parties on Dominion political issues, and  in  this   connection, it was left to the executive of
the     Union,     to   draft    a    platform address applicable to Provincial affairs which will be duly presented to the public before the   Union as a body asks to have entrusted to the party which it represents,
the control of   Provincial   affairs.
Several speakers   took  part in debate, and the attendance was   very
St. Petersburg, Sept. 3.—A despatch from Daku on the Caspian
Sea announces the destruction of a
factory with 300,000 barrels of oil
by fire.
Highest Honors—World's Fair,
Gold Medal, Mid- inter Fair.
A Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.
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„ How the rainoua Fighter Once Protected
a Preacher and Aided the First Protestant Church In Texas—One of the Desperate Trio In the Alamo.
One line summer morning in 18.'J3—the
year that Santa Anna seized tho presidency of tho new republic of Mexico—a
Einnll party of horsemen crossed tho Sn-
bino river about 60 miles from its month
and entered Tosas territory. Most of thorn
wero clad in buckskin arid armed.with
rifle, pistol and lcn^fc—a rough, determined looking cr< \-d, with two notable
' exceptions, ono clean shaven, dark skinned,-with a bright, restless eye that scanned the woods constantly, as if in search of
on enemy, and tho other a small, mild mannered man, whose gonoral appearanco betokened the preacher. These two wcro riding in front, talking earnestly of tho convention which had just been held at San
Felipe de Austin and of tho possibility
that Texas might ono day become an independent stato. Suddenly somo ono in
the party behind them started a song with
■ memorable chorus:
When other states reject us,
This is the one that always takes us.
From that jingling rhymo somo derive
the name "<Texas." Certain it is that this
great, now land took in and sheltered
many a fugitive "who left his country for
< his country's good." That prince or pirates Lafitte had sailed away from Galveston ten years before", and his thousand
freebootors were scattered to tho four
winds, but crowds of adventurers from all
parts of the worJd wero pouring in, with
many of tho bottor class, to swell the tide
of Texas immigration.
Tho littlo  band  jogged on  and finally
'   reached tho municipality of San Augus:
,  tine, then  a   mere  collection of rudo log
'• huts, with  one or two adobo structures
built by Spanish missionaries.    Hero tho
v    preachor  posted  a  notice  that  the  Rev.
Henry Stephenson   of  the  Methodist denomination would  hold a meeting in tho
<*' evening.    At tho hour named tho house
was crowded to overflowing with  rough,
desperato  men, all  armed  and  ready for.
any fun or fray that might arise on such a
novel occasion.     Tho minister gavo but a
hymn, and it was sung with spirit.   Then
came the text, but not another word would
the crowd hear.    Theyhooted and yollod,
shot off  their pistols, crowed and  brayed
in derision.    Tho tumult,was deafening.;
•The quiet littlo preachor stood his ground
bravely, though  in his  heart wishing he
-were well  out  of it.     With   difficulty his
traveling companion forcod his way to the
iront, still carrying his  rifle, and a hugo
Jbnil'e  in   his   belt.    The wild  cheer that'
broko from tho crowd sounded in tho ears
of tho preacher, now thoroughly alarmed,'
like the howls of a pack of  wolves or tho
yells of  Indians hungry for scalps.    But
instead of jumping upon him this strange
man, with restless eyes flashing and long
black htur streaming over  his shoulders,
jumped  on   a   bench,  and,  throwing  his
hat to tho ground, shouted in a stentorian
voice: "Men, this man has come to preach
to you!    You  noed  preaching to, and I'll
bo if  he shan't preach to you!    The
next man who disturbs him shall fight me.
My name is Jim Bowie!"-
The effect was magical. With quiot, re-
Bpectful attention tho rough audience listened to tho sermon, joinud heartily in tho
closing hymn, and not a few persons can.o
up to shake hands with the little man and
apologize for tho rough reception they had
given him. A month later at the first
camp mooting ever held in Texas, some of
them became members of tho church, and
in 1S3S the cornerstone of the first Protestant house of worship in tho republic
was laid in San Augustine.
Tho man whoso timely aid proved so effective was Colonel James Bowie, and tho
knife in his bolt was tho noted "bowio
knife, "given to him by his brother, Rozin
P. Bowie. It was made of a largo file,
strong, of admirablo temper, and gavo its
' namo to a family of tcrriblo weapons not
yet extinct. Crockett met Bowio for tho
iirst time in the Alamo, and ho wriles in
his journ. 1: '"While we wero conversing
Colonel Bowie had occasion to draw his
famous knife, and I wish 1 may be shot if
the bare sight of it wasn't enough to give
a man of a squeamish, stomach the colic.
Ho saw I was admiring it and said ho,
'Colonel, you might ticklo a fellow's ribs
n long timo with this before you'd mako
him laugh.' "
Brave, generous, determined andonter-
prising, James Bowie sought adventuro for
its hazards, and ho was naturally among
tho iirst to take up arms for Toxas independence Threo moro desperato men wero
novor brought together than Travis,
Crockett and Bowio as they took their
last stand within the walls of the Alamo.
Sick and helpless in bed on that last ter- '•
rible day, Jim Bowie died lighting. As a
Mexican ran forward to kill him he roused
himsolf by a supremo effort, caught his-
• assailant by tho hair, plunged the. fatal
knife into his heart and fell back dead.
When the story of his death-was told.to--
his old mother in Louisiana, she said,."I
am sure Jim never died with a wound in
his back," and with a quiet smile turned
again to her housohold duties.—Hunts-
ville (Tex.) Prison   Bulletin.
Mr. John Hitch, of Ridjjetown, Tells How
He Had Spent Dollur Upon Dollar in
Vain Before Finding the Medicine That
Cured I-Xim.
Sbam Oysters,
are   scarce   arid
Oysters aro scarce arid expensive in
Franco, so a clever French inventor has
invented a kind of artificial oyster which
is said to be so nearly like a real oyster
that only an expert oai.v tell them apart.
Of courso tho shells used aro.genuine, but
those can lie used agaih'hnd'ngain at comparatively small oxponso. The French authorities ore trying to stop tho manufacture on tho ground that the materials used
nro hari;:x;;;.  __
Qtsickcure  cures   Tooth
*Ache.    Stops all Pain.
From the Standard, Ridgetown.
People who read from week to week of
the marvellous cures effected by the use
of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills little know
that right in their midst exist many wno
have been relieved from puin and suffering by, the use of these' wonderful little
pills after having sufferea untold agonies
for months.,,
Mr. John Hitch, a man well and favorably koown throughout the county wa
ever ready when opportunity offered to
speak a word in praise of these pills and
was never tired of recominendiDg them
to his friends. A representative of the
Standard, anxious to know of the cause
of Mr. Hitch's recommendation called
upon him at his home recently and upon
telling that . gentleman the object of his
visit Mr. Hitch consented to an interview.    The story in his  own   words is as
follows: ' 'In the   winter of 1891 I was
taken   with a severe attack   of la   grippe
from which I was confined   to the  house
for some   time.    This   was   followed  by
severe pains and swellings   of   my lower
limbs.    I   consulted a physician   and  he
told me it was acute rheumatism.    I continued   under  his   core   for   about two
months.    I was unable   to   stand   alone,
but sometimes when I got   started I was
able to   make a few steps  unaided.    The
trouble  was   principally in   myffeet and
clung to me all summer long.   I tried almost everything "that   friends suggested
hoping to gain  relief, but   neither medicine taken   inwardly nor  liniments  applied externally, gave me any relief.   The
pain was very great   and  I was only, too
ready to try anything suggested.   I spent
dollars upon dollars in doctor's medicine,
but all to no  purpose.    The  last  week I
was attended by  a  physician it cost  me
Ave dollars, and having about   that' time
read in the   newspapers   of   the work ac-<
complished   by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
I concluded   it   was   certainly worth the
experiment and   accordingly purchased a'
,uox   from   a   local   druggist   and   commenced their "use  discontinuing the doctor's  medicine.   This   was   in   June or
July, 1893.    After I had   taken   the  first
box: of. the pills I could feel   some change
and after   taking'seven boxes I noticed a
great  improvement.    I- continued taking
them, until  I had   used   thirteen   boxes
when I must   say I feel as well, as I ever
did in my, life.     Some of my  customers
who came into my   yard   would   ask me
what I was looking.so well (knowing the
sick spell I had • undergone) and I would
always tell them that Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills had wrought the ohange.    Thoy are
the cheapest   medicine I  ever  bought,"
said Mr. Hitoh, "and   if   I   had  what I
spent in   other   medicines I could   sit at
ease thislwinter.    During   the  interview
Mrs. Hitch was an occupant of  the room
and she heartily   concurred   in «what her
husbaud said,   and   stated that   for   one
other member of the family the pills had
been used with success in a case of severe
nervousness.    Mr. Hitch at   the time  he
was seen by the reporter "appeared   in excellent health. He is 56 years of age  and
a man who had alwajs been used to hard
work.    He was born in   Cambridgeshire,
England and   came   to   this   country  27
years ago.    Before   locating   in   Bridge
town he conducted a brick and tile   yard
at Longwood'sjRoad   Middlesex   county.
He has   been   carrying   on- a   successful
business in Ridgetown for  the  past ten
Dr. Williams Pink Pills cure by going
to the root of the disease. They renew
and build up the blood and strengthen
the nerves thus driving disease,from the
system. Avoid imitations by insisting
that every box you purchase is enclosed
in a wrapper bearing the full trademark.
"Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale
People.'' If your dealer does not keep
them thoy will be sent post- paid at 50
cents a box or six boxes for 62.50 by, addressing the Dr Williams' Medicine Co.
Brock/ille, Oat.
Fro ni a Trio
of AMictions.
Saves tie Life of a Lailj ii
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, .,  2.".; 30o, 40c, 50c and'.GOc per pouAd,
"Vvo Aro Sure You AVill .Select the .Diamond Byes.
There are several kinds of wretched
imitation and soap grease dyes that are
sold by some dealers for the sake of large
profits. • These dyes bring consternation
and despair to every inexperienced housewife who uses them. The results may be
summed up as follows: Mixed,- muddy
colors, ruined, garments and materials,
bad temper, and a shower of wrath, on the
dealer who has sold the deceptive dyes.
" Per long years the women of Canada
Itave'-'had before them the celebrated
Diamond Dyes for homo coloring work.
These chemically pure dyes have carried
satisfaction and delight to all who have
used them. Old, faded and dingy garments have, by the aid of Diamond Dyes,
been transformed into new and beautiful
creations; money has been saved, and
the hairiness of families increased.
Where directions have been faithfully
followed, not a single failure has been
recorded. ,
If you are a novice in the work of home
dv.eing,. yr>u have now presented to you
the varied classes of,, dyes that you caii
purchase and use. If you desire success,
profit, an unruffled' temper and home
happiness, you must surely decide in
favor-of the Diamond Dyes—the only
warranted dves in the world. Yon cannot be deceived if the name " Diamond "
is found on each packet i f dyes you buy.
Book of directions and card of 43 colors
free to any address. Write to "Welis &
Richardson, Co., Montreal, P.Q.
Health anfl Happiness.Bestowed 'on all
Wlo: Mate" Use of ;fainjeX:,:]
■",': Celery Componni.  :     :.
Wells^A Richardson Co.,   .
Gentlemen',:—I am very pleased to,bo'
able'to tell you of the great good that I
have derived from the use of your Paine's
CeleryvCompound Before using your
valnable .Compound I was so crippled
with rheumatism that I had to crawl on
hands and knees from.' one place to another. ~I also suffered from neuralgia
and dreadful headaches, and could nob
get more than one or two hours of sleep
each.night. I often thought if would be
better to die than live : and endure my
.terrible agony; '
I was-happily advised to-use Paino's
Celery Compound, and after use of six
bottles the rheumatism and neuralgia
are banished, and I now eat, rest and
sleep well.., , My present improved state
of health is due entirely to the health -
giving virtues of Paine's Celery Compound, which has done wonders for me.
My husband is now using it for dyspepsia, and it is doing wonders for him. My
neighborrs, to whom I have recommended
Paine's Celery Compound have been
greatly blessed.
Yours truly,
Mrs. Annie R. Cobs,
Seamy, Man.
The perishable- made "imperishable.
"   The expense  of' packing transformed
from an oostacle to a trifle.
These small pails of froiu'3V>to""l3 Uncapacity, keep Butter, L.ard,'-Mmce Meat,
etc., sweet and pure" an indefinite length
of fim'e.    '   ' •   -    . j       ^.-  '
Thoy resist corrosion atid'decav, and
guard their contents f rOm aU'contamina-
dtion.1   ' "'"■.".
No danger of evil effects attending tinned goods. ,..".'.''    .   7 '
Get samples and prices. '
_, TEES & PERSSE,;Asoiit8,
JSro ferments required, when using
Factory Depot:—338.Mai-in St., Winnipeg
Correspondence  -
Wm.,T., Se.oa.nh!, *
•;.-■    •"        Agent
Send Your Name and Address
D. RICHARDS/ Woodstock, Ontario
'     .   '      ' Yours truly,AD.. RICHARDS
For Sale 'by all  Leading Houses.
OHAS. BOSCKH &  SONS,  Manufacturers.
TatoLaxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.   All
Druggii--ts'refu.nd the money ic' ii fails to cure.
Sun1 Insurance Office. )
Eastern Assurance CO.       ) '
Quebec Fire Insuranco Company.
London and Lancashire Life Ins. Co.
British, and 'Foreign Marine Ins. Co.
Lloyd's Glass Insurance Company.""
General Affent,
W. N. U
Gentlemen.—While driving down' a
very steep hill last August my horse
stumbled and fell, cutting himself fearfully about the head and body. I used
Minard's Liniment freely on him and in
a few days he was as well as ever.
J. B. A.  Beauchemin,
Many people are incapable  of  loving.
and there aie others who ought to be.
Minarfs Idnlment - Relieres HenraMa.
- Man wid
de   itch   doan't   mind bein'
Millard's LiniMt Cures, Burns etc.
The moon doesn't  mind   the
ffiinard's Lmimsnt Cnres DandrmT.
Long as de cabin door's low the
must stoop. ,
Is a coudeased food, capable of preserving physical strength
Through Any, Physical Strain
And is equally valuable to those requiring1 to u^e
•It has no equal for giving
Strength to the invalid
And   it ( wiil   agree   with   the    weakest
stomachs.     Get it  from your druggist or grocer aud test
its value.
linaifs Liniment for sale erem/tee,
It   requires' a   strong   corporation
throw a bridsre across a river.
Rev. Edgar, B. Husbani, The Rectory,
Paspebiac, Quebec, writes: ■'■' I have
great pleasure in testifying to the. .efficacy .of ' Quickcure.' I have used ir. after
other remedies failed, and found almost
instant; relief. I always keep it with
me." ' '
Use .Quickcure-for Lame
Back^Spraui s, Strains, & e.
The Man who rides a
Wheel   °nly l™" enjoys Its delights
until he gets a
Rigby Porous
Bicycle Suit
■ -**--^- '■ -m'* : 1       ■ ■ ■' —
' 'In'ijry weather you would not
.know the cloth was water-proof,
and in .wet weather you can ride
all day without getting wet.
The Rigby cloth admits the air
but-keeps out the rain... Any wheelman will see the great advantage
of,it at once. :■
Rigby Bicycle Suits
Saro made only by.fi. SHOREY & CO ^Montreal, but are sold by all
C   • .      ■ ••'" up-to-date clothihg deale
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Texnyson   Used   to   oiuu^    '"'t    From
Downs of the Isle of Wight.
Tennyson said, "Somehow water is
tho element I love best of all four," but
in the recent memoir he is also credited
with saying that ho "never cared greatly for the "sea on the south coast.   It  is
■ not a-grand sea, only an angry, curt sea.''
Probably that was  a view   expressed
before he became  familiar with the locality, for though the Atlantic does,not
plungo  against, the  isle  of   Wight as
against- Cornwall  and tbe west of Ireland ho himself  has proved  how much
power and enchantment the s« a reveals
from   the  downs.    Let tho weather   be
fair or  foul, naturo is  never dull from
the,vantage ground of those convexities
which  seem   like the rind of  the earth
and   give, an   illusion  of  vascness aud
openness beyond their actual area.  Men
striding  on   ridges and   etched against
' the sky indeed seem "as trees walking."
The wind rustling in tbe ear, the sheep
bleating, the  sea  churning auiGug the
bowlders, the occasional bellowing of a
steamer for a pilot, tho swallows crying
in their low flights and the gulls screaming  give  the  only sounds.    When tho
mist  closes .over  tho  scene, a\strange
sense of being disembodied possesses us,
we are  lost in tho impenetrable vapor,
and   tho gulls pass over our heads, visible but for an instant as they float from
obscurity   into  obscurity.   In   times of
- storm one seems to be at tho scat of the
elements and  a  witness   to  all   their
processes.     The clouds roll and break
against the cliffs like another sea, and
sunbursts  flashing  from'them  leavo a
silver swath over the vexed  and somber  billows.    On sultry days  a waterspout, whirling liko a1 dervish, is no uncommon  sight, and he who  makes the
downs his observatory becomes wise in
all the phenomena of sea and air. - Climbing, them at night gives Mie the feeling
.of' scaling   the walls of heaven   itself.
They slope like the sides of/a pyramid,
and  the  apex of  the pyramid impales
<tho stars. On sunny days the sea below
is  purple, and every shade of blue and
green that  can bo thought of, eveu (to
use one of Tennyson's own descriptions)
"liko a peacock's neck.,"   ^
Rarely was there a visitor atFarring-
ford that he was  not brought;up to the
■ beacon and shown all theso wonders and
beauties. Except in his closing tyears
tho poet was fonnd upon them in all
weathers, and at ;all seasons, and from
them and the surrounding scenery he
drew 'inany, of the landscapes of his
poenis.r—NorthJVinerioau Review."
Blow tbe Ex-President Displayed It on the
Stamp Iii Tennessee.
There is in the city of Memphis a
precinct known as Pinch, in which a
majority of the voters were Irish. It so
happened that Andrew Johnson and his
opponent for the United States senate,
Gus Henry, were to meet In joint debate in this precinct. The evening came,
and hundreds of blue Irish eyes were on
the two  speakers  as they ascended the
of  a  Man Who   Had  Several
Growing Girls.
- "It ie quite interesting to be the father of several growing girls,'' said one
of a group of family men. in the smoker
of a suburban car.
"Yes, " answered another one, with a
shrug of his shoulders, "especially when
they all want new gowns at the same
time. J'
"I wasn't thinking of that," said the
first speaker, "bat of a way they have
of taking tho wind out of your own
sails. It never occurred to mo until the
other morning that it was not lo see me
that young fellows kept dropping in to
play cards and make themselves agreeable. I tumbled at last, but it was my
hunting dog Jack that opened my eyes."
"Your hunting dog?" echoed the
"Yes. I had heard of nearly every
kind of a plan for the communication
of lovers except a dog. In this case
Jack became Cupid's messenger. Those
boys borrowed the dog ostensibly to go
hunting, but' I havo learned since that
they didn't know a gun from a hoe handle. They tied Jack up overnight, and
as soon as ho got out in the morning he
made a bee line for home. If I hadn't
seen tho corner of a paper sticking from
under his collar I should never havo
suspected the eagerness with which
these girls tried to head him off from
hie." " '■
"He bad a letter for them?"
"No, just a note asking, tho privilege
of seeing dear Miss Kate..or Miss Sue in
the park for a walk and a chat. Nice
idea, employing the dog of the family
in a clandestine correspondence! I answered that note myself, and the two
girls haven't spoken to mo since. Jack
is tied up, and I'm watching the cat
now, for I have no doubt they'll-finda
way to circumvent me."— Chicago
opened, and as a bid
for the Irish vote he' told in withering
terms how Johnson, when in congress
before, had voted against a bill for an
appropriation to assist Ireland during a
time of famine. He himself had done
.yeoman work for the passags of the bill,
while this' 'other man, who was now
■ asking their support, had done everything possible to defeat it. It was a fine
point, and the speaker made the most
of it, burning before it the lamp of his
eloquence until tho crowd were wild
with excitement. Then Henry sat down,
and Johnson got' up amid catcalls and
scoffs to answer him.
"What my'opponent has told yon is
true," he said. "Ireland was suffering,
and 1 voted against an appropriation for
her relief, fcr the money which it was
thus proposed to give away was not
mine, but yours; yours because it was
in the public coffers. I refused to give
away .money'which did not belong to
me, but I went down into my own pocket and out of my own private funds—
which I had a right to bestow—I subscribed $260 to the relief fund which was
being'quietly raised. How much of his
own money did Mr. Henry give? Not a
cent. He was too, busy trying to give
away yours. Now, gentlemen, which of
ns two did the better part by suffering
Ireland?" The effect of,this was magical.
The , catcalls were now for Henry and
.thecheers for Johnson. <
t • Thus the campaign went on, ending
in a victory for the ex-tailor, who once
more took his place among the statesmen
of the land. But his term" was a short
one, for death soon claimed him. But
he left behind him a reputation as a
"stump" speaker which abides still
upon the hustings down in Tennessee.
—Phicago Times-Herald. •    '
▲ City In Which a- Rival la Not Held
Great .Estoetn.
As is generally known, it is' a punishable offense in the state of .New York
'for any person to attempt/to take his
life, although'it is not so if the attempt
be successful—which makes self murder
somewhat different legally from tho
other kind. As is also vtry generally
known, New York,' individually and
collectively, ia disposed to forever point
the finger of scorn at her large and
growing neighbor, Philadelphia.
Not long ago a prisoner was before a
New York judge charged with attempted suicide, and the judge, being a man
who lived on Easy street, where it was
sunny in winter and shady in summer,
frowned fiercely on the culprit because
he couldn't understand how any.man
would want to quit this life until ho
was forced to do so.
"Your honor," pleaded tho culprit,
looking into the frowning faco of justice, "there wero mitigating circumstances."
The judge frowned mora fiercely at
tho thought' of offering an excuse fcr
such a crime and said nothing.
"But there were, your honor, "insisted the prisoner. "The firm I am working for informed me last Saturday night
that I would have to go to Philadelphia
to live, as they wero compelled to make
a change."
The judge's entire demeanor underwent a rapid transformation.
"Great goodness!" he exclaimed in a
horrified tone. "The prisoner is acquitted and the clerk will please make out
a warrant for the arrest of the firm fcr
assault with intent to kill. "-—Washington.Star. ■,
Why the "Oldest Inhabitant's" View Cannot Be Depended Upon.
A correspondent  in   Northficld, Mass.,
desires our opinion on the question: "Were
tho winters of  50 or 75  years  ago .much
colder " or were the snowfalls deeper than
at  present?    The  opinion-is widely hold
that the winters were colder and the snowfalls  deeper, but  I can  find  nothing  to
warrant the belief except that in the first
part of the century a much larger percent-
aye  of  tho  population   lived  in tho  hill
towns or  in the -intorior, which  are both
colder than the valley c'r the coast towns."
On the  general question as  to appreciable changes in climato'the editor's opinion is that there has been no such chango
in any respect whatovor so far as meteorology proper is concerned.'    If wo divide
our records of tho weather recorded in
North America since  the days of  Colum-s
bus into two periods—viz, before and after
tho  year 1800—wo  shall find  that  every
peculiarity,  such  as remarkable storms,
winds,  rains, floods, frosts, etc., recorded
in the current century can bo matched by
a corresponding  remarkable event  before
tho  year 1S00.    The popular impressions
alluded to by our correspondent result almost  entirely from   tho  imperfoctions of
our records and especially of our memories.    There  is  a  large class of persons,
whose habits of thought aro so crude that
when  they experience any very remarkable weather they jump to tho conclusion
that the  climate  has changed, forgetting
that thoy themselves have had such a limited personal experience that they aro not
fair judges of the weather over the whole
country or of the climate of a century.   ,
Our correspondent seems to suggest that
a certain change in the habits of the people, such as the removal from the interior
to the coast or from forests to prairies, or
from country or "city, or._vica versa, will
partly account for widespread errors in respect to the climate.,,. The suggestion is
excellent, but the editor would be inclined
to interpret the 'phenomenon somewhat
differently. The general movement of the
population in the past century has been
from tho Atlantic states wostward, and
from the country to the. city,' or quite opposite to the movement suggested by our
correspondent. • In fact, we,find no real
agreement in tho so called popular traditions with regard to tho Weather. We have
mot with quite as many persons who
think the winters aro more severo as with
those who think, the winters aro less severe than formerly. , Everything sooms to
depend upon how and where tho "oldest
inhabitant',' lived when he was a boy as
compared with his present condition. The
avcrago climate of New England so far as
tho weathor is concerned has not appreciably" changed since the days when her oldest forest trees wero young saplings, and
that carries1 ife backV nearly 500 years.—
Professor Cleveland Abbe in Monthly
Weather Review. -, '
fidw baldness begins.
How to prevent  it.
Every person, male or female, shrikks
from baldness. It adds to the appearance
of age and is a serious discomfort.; .The
cases are rare when the falling- out of. the
hair may not be stopped, and a new and
healthy growth of the hair promoted. The
hair grows in the scalp like a plant in the
soil. If a plant fiourtihes, it must have
coustant attention; it must be watered
regularly and find its food in the soil
v/hcre it is rooted. It's so with the hair.
Neglect is usually the beginning; of baldness. Dandruff is allowed to thicken on
the scalp. The hair begins to loosen. The
scalp loses its vitality. The hair, insufficiently nourishe'd, 'begins to fade and to
fall. The instant need in such a case; is
some practical preparation which, sup.
plying the needed , nourishment to the
scalp, will feed the hair, give it strength,
and so produce a strong and' healthy
growth. All this is done by Dr. Ayer's
Hair Vigor, the most practical .and valuable preparation for the hair that can be
obtained. It tones up.the scalp, does away
with dandruff, stops the hair from falling,
restores the original color to gray or faded
hair, and gives an abundant and glossy-
growth. Those wno are threatened with
approaching baldness will be interested
in the following voluntary statement,
made by Alderman S. J. Green, of Spencer,
Iowa.   He writes; '
"About four months ago, my hair commenced   falling   out   so   rapidly   that   I.
became alarmed, and being recommended
Dr.  Ayer's   Hair  Vigor  by a  druggist, ,1
resolved to try this preparation.    I   have
been now using  it for three months, and ,
am'much gratified to find that my hair has ),
ceased falling out and also that' hair which
had been turning gray  for the past five '
years  has  been   restored  to  its   original
color,   dark  brown. , It   gives   me   much .
pleasure to recommend  this dressing."—
S. J. Green,'Alderman, Spencer, Iowa.
Those who are interested in preserving
and beautifying the hair will do -well to
send for Dr. Ayer's Curebook,    A story of
curesiold by, the cured.   This book of loo,
pages is sent free, on request, by the J. C'
Ayer Co., Lowell, Mass.
.y\ v*V./K.
■lv     NoMegro Jn South Africa.
The word "negro" is not heard in
South Africa excepting 33 a term of op.-
probrium. .Over and over again have
Afrikander Englishmen stopped, -me
when speaking of Zulus, Basutos, Mata-
bele and so on as negroes. "You in
America only know the blacks who
come over as slaves. Our blacks ar.e/not
to bo confused with the' material found
on   the Guinea coast."-   .•"'"'.
; Barnes—Tbas settles ii. Dr. HowsiS
can neve.1 prescribe fcr mo again. I used
to think' ho knew i=oinsthhi.g, but; my
confidence in him haa beeu completely
destroyed. '•   •■•'   '•• '
. Apsley—.What's happened to change
your opinion of him'?'
Barnes—Ho has been giving  expert
testimony in a murder trial.-
After the Sermon.
Higgins—Dr. Wordy's delivery is fo rapid
that he reminds you of an express train.
Wiggins—Yes; but he is sadly deficient
In terminal facilities.—New York Tribun*
A War'Belie.
George  M.  Millingtou, a veteran  of
tbe  Seventeenth regiment, whilo visiting bis brother, tb9   Rev. Richard Millingtou, at  Coonrod,   found among tho
latters war  relics  a  poster printed on
cloth calling for recruits for tbe Seventeenth Michigan infantry.    The poster
reads  as  follows:    "Seventeenth regiment, Michigan infantry.  One hundred
'dollars' bounty!    First month's pay in
advance!   Rendezvous, Detroit barracks
Fifty recruits wanted  to fill up a company in the new regiment, to  serve for
three yeai'3  or  during  the war, unless
sooner discharged.  Recruits will receive
§13  per  month, with   beard,   clothing
and  medical  attendance, to commence
from the day of enlistment, and a bounty cf §100.  Apply to Alfred Abeel, fires
lieutenant;   Seventeenth   Michigan   infantry.  Recruiting office opposite Rr.th-
bun House."   The pester also.bears tho
picture of an eagle, with spread wings,
bearing  in   itj. mouth  a  streamer  on
'Which ara tho   words, "Michigan trua
to tho Union."   Tha Rev.. Mr. Milling-
ton gave tho  pester to his brother, and
tho latter prizes ii very highly.-—.Sano
How   Ex-Senator   Ransom Wag   Once   Extricated Fron. Abstraction.
Former Minister tc Mexico Ransom was
at tho house one day talking about his experiences in Mexito. After tho minister
left the cloakroom one of tho members
"Did   you  ever  talk, to   tho  minister
when   his  mind  has  been occupied with
business?"    And  without  waiting  for a
reply   the member continued: "I  did.    I
met him soon after his return from Mexico, aud after wo shook hands he said:
" 'How is your sister, Frank?'
" 'She is well,' I replied.
"The minister's mind then returned to
some business for five minutes, and then
ho said:
" 'How is your sister, Frank?1 And as
before I replied that sho wa3 well. Five
minutes later he raised his eyes from some
papers and remarked:
"'Oh, Frank, ho»v is your sister?' I
thought the conversation was becoming
rather monotonous, and to chango it I
answered that she was very ill.
" 'Bless me, you don'tsay sol' lam sorry
to hear it, Frank.',
"Ho turned to his papers again for another live minutes, and hang mo if ho
didn't turn around and say:
" 'Frank, how Is your sister?' At first
I thought ho was guying mo, but, looking at him sharply, I realized ho had forgotten the conversation, and I answored
sadly, 'She is dead.'
"'Why, man,, .you don't mean it!' ho
exclaimed, jumping from his seat and ex-,
tending '.his hand in a most sympathetic
manner, adding: 'This is dreadful! When
did it happen? Tell mo all about it.'
. " ' Why,' I replied, 'I killod , her just
now. When I oamo in your office I told
you shp was well twice; then I told you
sho was very ill, and that didn't impress
you. So i#r your benefit I havo just killed
"The old man looked at mo for a moment and then replied:
" 'You must pardon-mc, Frank. I was
thinking about those payors.' "—Washington Times.
Topic For tho   IVeok    rjesrinnJiij;   lUay  *!). <
.ComniKct by Ilov. 3. .11. IJoj'li;.   "
Topic—Chris.* n   growth. — P,*. xi.-ii,  7-13;
Eph,. iv. 11-16/
The true Christian must-grow. He
cannot stand still, for that is impossible.
Ke must not turn to the right hand or
left hand, for that is dangerous. - He
dare not turn back; for that-is treason
to Christ;. Christ emphatically declares
that one who puts his hand to tho plow,
and looks back is not .worthy cf Him.
God intended that weehould grow and
develop. He has,placed the elements of
growth within aud without us. ' He baa
placed high ideals before us and calls
upon os to strive to attain to them.
Christ's intention and purpose toward
us is that we should grow. /"Ye have
not chosen Me," He says, "but I have
chosen you and ordained you that yon
ahoald go and bring forth fruit and that
your fruit should remain."' "Grow-in
grace," says tbe apostle Pet6r. Grow in
the graces that adorn and beautify
Christ and Christianity.
■ Christian growth is compared to that
of the  palm tree and- the cedar of Leb:
anon (Ps. xlii, 7,;]5.) •  "The.righteous
shall  nourish   like  the  palm tree; he
shall  grow like' a  cedar in Lebanon."
The leading characteristic* of   the date
palm  and  the  cedar  are their stately
loveliness,     fruitfulness;     undecaying
vigor and perpetuity... Nothing  in  all
tho world of nature ia more stately than
the cedar.    The palm is ever green, "in
the winter's  cold  as  in the summer'b
heat.  Not by years,' but by centuries, is
tbe cedar's age reckoned." "The wicked
spring as the grass," which soon withers and  dies, but tho righteous are ever
green  and  fruitful.    "They  that    are
planted in the house of  the Lord  shall
flourish in the courts of our God.  They
6hall still bring forth fruit in their old
age; they shall be fat and flourishing."
The fruitfulness of-the date palm in old
age is remarkable.-It has been said that
when it reaches its maturity it produces
800 or 400 pounds weight  of food and
even as much as 600 pounds.    May our
Christian growth be like the palm  and
Strike yonr guitar, fair Camilla, and sing tne,
-  0     wilds- song you aro dreaming.   ,  -
Let the lithe fingcrs'fly swift o'er its strings,
t foikyour dark eyes are beaming—  . ]i
Beaming with faraway fancies, Camilla, that
- picnd for expre.ssion.'.
Only thy vibrant  guitar is attuned for the
,   .   '        . '   i
Now Camilla's fair fingers are plucking ia
rapture tho pulsating strings, ,      .  v
And her faraway eyes are intent on tho seen*
and the story she sings—        , <
Singing'her song of Felipe, her hero intrepid
and true;
Singing his praise and recounting what deeda
for her love he would do. ,•   ■ ,
See the wild race after cattle, the broncho's ,
wide nostrils blood red 1 ,       y" -
Hear  tho  hello of the   herder Felipe,   who
dashes ahead I ''*"''      ' ' \
Hist, how the lariat sings as it flies o'er the :
horns of a'steer!
Bee tho wild plunge and the horse standing (
,    firnil   Hear the bellow of fear I '/'
Then, on the trail of Apaches, who leads the
.   ° long murches by night ?        -      -   ' -    , ,
Who but Felipe" would dare to press on o'er the
mesa to fight?'       < <- '■?      ■    "   ' *-;
'Who but  Felipe sits firm in liia^. saddle when ,"
rifles ring out in the dark? * ",_1
Coolly he levels his weapon.,   Tho bullet fliea
•    true to its mark. ''<.<'
Such is the song sweet Camilla is singing.with
gaze far away;        .
Such ia the song, fer she knows' not how long -'
.' <    her Felipe will stay—" „
Knows not that lone in the waste of the sagebrush her master lies, slain. '
Ah, sweet Camilla, thy songs for Felipe, the'
^ fearless," are vainly
—Charles ■ A.  Keeler in  "The Land of Son-
."Why don't you read tome instead of
keeping tho papers »1J to yourself in gloomy
silence?" said Mrs. Snaggs to hor husband.
"Very well, my dear.," replied Mr.
Snaggs, who always strove to please, "I'll
read you this articio on 'Manners In Congress.'"
"Thank you. but I do not care for purely speculative disquisitions."—Pittsburg
Grant Hamilton, associate editor on
Judge, was in the days, of his youth an
Ohio boy. It was then that he worked in
a grocery store, measured benns and corn
and potatoes and such things cs those.
One day a crabbed old fellow with whom
Hamilton was acquainted entered the
store and inquired for some mackerel. In
obedience to tho request young Hamilton
ran his arm deep down in the barrel and,
holding up a fish to the gaze of, tho prospective purchaser, said:  .. j
"How will this one suit you, sir?"
"Well, my boy,"'iterated tho gentleman
as he touched the tip cf his linger to the
fish, "this tastes awfully salty."
"My dear sir," said Hamilton, "if you
bad been in that brine as long as that fish
you'd be salty too." And when tho old
fellow told the proprietor of the store of
Hamilton's remark the prospective successor of tho lamented Bernhard Gillarn was
told to seek another job.—New Orloap?
Not a Severo Tax.
"I thought Scribbler's doctor forbade
him doing any brain work."
"Well, he's only writing a sociaty nov
el."—Philadelphia Record.
cedar, beautiful, constant, producing a
fruitfulness that will redound to the
honor and glory of God.
The Christian's  growth   is  to be toward perfect  manhood in Christ Jesus,
Eph. iv, 6-11.    This  i3  the high ideal
that ,Paul sets before us.  Christ, he says,
"gave some apostles,'and some prophets,
and some evangelists, and some pastors
and teachers, for  tho  perfecting of the
saints * * * till we   all  come  in  tbe
unity of the faith and of the knowledge
of the Son of  God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of  the stature of  the
fullness of Christ. "Perfection in Christ
is the  ideal  that,: is   sst before us, and
how well we., know, that  this cannot, be
attained in a  day or at a single bound,
but by the  steady, gradual  growth   of
months  and  of  years, as  steadily and
gradually tbe cedar attains to its stately
height and  spreading   beauty.    Let us
take this  as our  ideal and strive each
day to come one step nearer to it. .'
Bible Readings.—Ps. i, 1-6; Jer. xii,
2; Hos. xiv, 1-7; Mai. iv, 1, 2; John
6-9; II Cor. ix, 8-15;
ii, 18-22; Phil, -iii,'
II Thess. i, 1-3; I
Pet. ii, 2; JI Pet. ii-i, 18.
xv, 10; I Cor. iii,
Gal. vi, 9; Eph.-
7-15; Col. i, 9-17
', Christ the Hope of Glory.
Christ in thee the hope of glory.     .
Shunt His praise from sea to sea.
Tell with joy the gospel story-
How from sin He set thee free.    ,   .
Christ in thee the hope of glory.
Let thy lifo tho story tell
How in trials and afflictions
Jesus doeth all things welL
Christ in thee the hope of glory. <
Let it thrill thy soul with love;
Let it make each moment brighter
With a radiance from above.
--   ~ . . .   —Jacob Herm-
▲ Veteran's Recollections of One He Saw
at Fortress Monroe In 1861.
"It is curious," said a veteran soldier, "how some incident or circumstance may impart to a long familiar
object to which we have never given
any special thought a significance that
makes it always thereafter an object of
particular interest. .The East river ferryboats impress me in that way now
whenever I see one, and this was
brought about simply by seeing one of
them out of its accustomed waters amid
strange scenes and put to strange uses.
"This was  in  the  fall  of   1861, in
Hampton Roads.   The regiment.that I
served in was aboard a transport there, -
waiting with other troops afloat  there
to go. farther  south under convoy of a
fleet of war vessels.    There was a great
number of vessels  there  of all  kinds,
steamers  and  sailing vessels and  warships,   and   they  made  an  impressive
shtjw, but certainly the most striking of
any one of them on its first appearance
was an  East river ferryboat, the Commodore Perry. I can /see her at this minute  as she looked then, moving  across
the waters of the Roads; she looked so
utterly  strange and curious  there  and
amid such surroundings. But she went
here  and  there with the most  perfect
confidence,     constantly    employed    in
transporting .stores    and    troops    and
making  herself quite as much at home
there  as she ever had been among the   .
currents and  eddies of the narrow East
"Other ferryboats were taken down
there.. A soldier friend of mine tells
me that later, in the peninsular campaign, there'was a New York ferryboat
in those waters that was used as a gunboat, carrying two parrott guns, one at
each end, mounted in the gangways,
where'the teams drive in and out. My
own impression is that one or two of
these boats went around Hatteras, into
waters farther south ; but, however that
rriay be, I shall never forget tbe first
tiine I. saw the Commodore Perry afc
Fortress Monroe, and to this day I never
go along South street without a feeling-
of the keenest,personal interest for every
Freddy's Fear.   .
They pass a plate of cakes to Freddy
Ut dessert. Ho puts out his hand,'hesitates, then draws it back and begins to
.-■Veep. , ..■•■;.
"What aro you crying for?'' asks his
. mother.
"Because you are going to scold me
•-,vhc;n I choose the biggest one."—Fi-
ferryboat  I
York Sun.
.^ee on  tho river."—Nevr
Helmets, in, the fourteenth century
were 'surmounted by extravagant ornaments. Feathers, flowers, images of
dragons, ..birds, beasts, the figures oft
women.and occasionally the bust of the
kn'ign^ h'imseii adorned the crest.
The most, wonderful wine cellars in
the world'are "underneath a nobleman's
palace at Warsaw. They have been used
for storing wines for over 400 years, and
tho whole place is one mass of fungi
and stalactites.
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11 .   .-;• ■■»e*ii »gii t m* n"vt  m tos.
THE   SEMI-WEEKLY   NBW8,      CTjatSERXjAyp,    B,    C,     TTJSSPAY   SEPT.,    6th.t    1808-
Cumberland,   B. C,
Issued    Every    Tuesday    and
M, Whitney, Editor,
One inch per year, once-a*week, $12.00
»     "     " month,      "       '"■ J.50
Local notice per line "       " .10
For both   issues  one-half   additional,
<3T Advertisers who want their ad
changed, should get copy in by
12 a.m. day before issue.
TUESDAY, SEPT.   6tht   1893
■Til ii.  iiiw iwniiiii   i    ■ i     ■    i  j ii        i •
A, political convention,' which calls
itself a delegation convention, met last
week in Vancouver, How happens it
that this district with its several hundred
voters was not invited to berepresented?
It is larjje enough and important enough
to have representation m all Provincial
conventions .
The Globe advocates the holding of a
Twentieth Century World's fair in
Toronto, during the f.ill of 190,1, lasting
three months, from, August 15th to
-November 15th. It says; "The present
popularity of Canada in Great Britain,
the great cordiality of the relations
> between Britain and the United States
and the fame which the gold ol the Klondike has earned for the Dominion, are all
factors making for the timeliness and
success of such an enterprise."
It is singular but nevertheless a fact,
that about one.third of the inhabitants of
every country town have missed their
Calling, They should have been editors,
so well do they know hew to conduct
newspapers, Fault is as readily found
with the brilliant writer as with the illiterate builder of awkwardly constructed
sentences. A Dana could not please
them and a Shakespeare wpuld fall far
short of gratifying their foolish whims..
To all such punyrminded individuals we
are desirous of giving expression to the
clean-cut and beautiful truth that it is an
Utter impossibility to consult you every
time two words »re written, but if it were
possible we wouldn't waste the time
in doing so,   See I
Swcan News,
Labor Day was generally abserved here.
Mr. Dave Roy has gone to Texada Island
for a couple of months.
On Monday Mr. T. D. McLean waa
again removed to the hospital.
Work on the Trent River bridge ia being
pushed with the utmost energy.
The case for alb ged selling of unhealthy
meat, is aet for hearing today before Magistrate Abrama.
Some boys have been arrested lately for
hurling stones in a tiling, breaking window
etc. Of course they did not intend to do
damage; but parents should see that their
boys do not engage in such dangerous sports
About 1:30 Mouday an alarm of fire was
given, aud the people poured down the
Btreet toward the camp. It turned out to
be a false alarm. But what protection
have we in case of a real lire ?
We understand Mr. William Lewis has
satisfied Mr. Sam Davia' claim upon the
Courtenay House, and ia now the owner of
the property. Mr. McCallum will run the
H»use as of yore, main'aining its prestige at*
the best of country hotels,
The Comox Agricultural snd Industrial
'Association will be,represented at the New
Westminister Exhibition next month, and
compete for the prize for the most meritorious and best arranged exhibit. Mr. John
J. R. Millar will be in charge of the Comox
Victoria,  August 18th, 1898.
Editor The News, Cumberland, B.C.
Dear Sir:— I enclose a list of the
subjects cf enquiry in connection with
the Agricultural Commission.* It would
be impossible for the Commissioners to
visit every locality of the province in
which farming is carried on, to ascertain
jhe views of every person. In order,
however, that all may have an opportunity, farmers and others1 are invited to express their opinions in regard to any or
all of the subjects referred to,, addressing
communications to the Secretary'of the
Agricultural Commission, Victoria, Bi C.
The commisii hers would be obligsd to
you if you would call attention to this
matter ?n your columns and publish a
list of the subjects.
Yours truly,
Secretary Agricultural Commission
U ition:OEpaptrnE'nt Stqjrfe
Passenger List.
Per City of Nanaimo, Aug. 31, 1898.
W. S. Conner, Mr. and Mrs, Penwill, W.
"Haney, F. Young, Thompson, A. Clarkaon
W. Doney, F.< Crocket,' Mr. and Mrs.
Thompson, R. Math<son, J. Fraser, W.
Piercey, J. Measer, T. Marshall, Mrs. Kirk-
wood, Mrs. Eadia, J. A. Carthew, Mary
Hayman, Mary Stewart, Ruth Denton, Mrs.
Bailey, J. Piercey, Mrs. Piercey, Mr. Arm-
iaton, MisB Green, Miss Aitkenhead, Mr.
Ramsay, 6. H. Hall, Mr. Netherby, Dr.
and Mrs. Staples, Miss Walker, Mrs. McLean, G. McLean, J. Comb, Mr. Portery.
Prohibition Plebiscite.
The form of ballot paper and questions
to be submitted at the plebiscite polling
on September 29th throughout Canada is
as follows;
Yes, No.
Are you in favor of the
passing of an act prohibU
ting the importation,
manufacture or sale '.of
wine, spirits, ale, beer,
cider, and all other alcho.
holic liquors for use as
beverages ?
The persons entitled to vote shall be
those who have the   right of the provincial franchises or those  who under the
dominion franchise act passed last s^s-
sion would   have a right   to   vote   in   a
Federal election.   For the purposes  of
this vote the same proceedings, as nearly
as may be., will be had as in the case of
a general dominion election.   The ballot
papers will be printed at Ottawa and will
be   forwarded   with the   writ by   Mayor
Chapjeui, the   clerk   of  the   Crown   in
Chancery, to  returning officers.   Every
returning officer will  appoint two  agents
to attend At each polling   station on   behalf of  those   desiring   an   affirmative
answer to the question and two on behalf
of  those   desiring  a   negative   answer.
These agents are not entitled  to remuneration from  the public  treasury.    In the
absence   of  such   agents   two   electors
representing each interest will be  admitted to the booth to w^tch  the final   summing up.
London, Sept. 3.—The .British
war department has received a dispatch from the Nile, saying their
gunboats had returned. The right
bank of the river had bean completely cleared of forts, and the
forts of Tobi had been demolished
and the guns captured. The British have gained an overwhelming
victory.    The Evening Telegram in
its 3 o'clock edition Sept. 3, published, a brief despatch saying the
forts at Omdurman had been destroyed.
Toronto, Aug, 29—Mr. Goldwin Smith
writes opposing prohibition. He says it
treads on personal b'berty; will do more
harm than good to public morals, and
concludes that it discriminates against
lighter drinks such as wine, beer, and
cider, and in favor of whisky because the
bulk of whiskey being less it is more easily concealed. There are other ingredi
ents such as opium"and chloral which
would be likely to increase when liquor
is. withdrawn.
Condensed ' Telegrams.
New York, Sept. 6.—The heat in New
York Monday was intense; many deaths
were reported. Ten new cases of yellow
fever are reported from Orwood.
Nanaimo, Sept. 5.—Never in the history
of this city have so many turned out to witness the sports. The procession was over a
mile long. At noon several hundred people came up from Victoria.
The Dirigo from the north brings news
that Dave Evans from Nanaimo, while down
a hole on a claim, started a fire to thaw but
the ground, in Klondike, lingered too long
and was suffocated. Cowie, purser of the
steamer Ora, waa fatally shot by Burnet,
steward of the steamer Nora at White
Horse Rapids.
Paris, Sept. 4th—It is announced this
p. m. that several of the general staff had
decided to resign, and devulge all they
know of tbe Dreyfus affair. One officer
declares that war will inevitably result on
account of the revelations which will be
made regarding the machinations of
another government.— It is said a plot to
murder the Hungarian Premier has been
Montreal, Sept. 5—The U. S. Cutter
Algonquin, one of the vessels cut in half
to permit her to pass through the canal
during the recent war, and now prepared
to sail to U. S. Atlantic ports, is under
seizure here on behalf of James Wade
who claims wages due h.m as a detective
in a Chinese smuggling case. An international question is involved-
t. The social, industrial and financial
welfare of the agriculturists.
2. The incident of the tax on mortgage.
3. Irrigation in the dry  belts of the
4. Cold storage for the beef products
of the interior
5. Forestry—the prevention   of forest
fires, etc.
6. The reclamation, clearing and drain,
ing of lands.
7. The settlement of .unoccupied' agricultural lands.
8. The   establishment    of   Provincial
.   Experimental Stations.
9. The establishment of Mutual Credit
10. The conservation and .improvement
of pasturage and the promotion of
cattle raising and dairying interests.
11. The access.to markets, means and
rates of transportation.
12. All other matters directlyror mdirect-
Mrs. Carr, who has charge of the Dressmaking Department, is prepared to make up
any of these Patterns, such as
' ly  connected    with
British Columbia.
agriculture  in
New York, Sept. 3.—The Spanish government has published an
order calling to arms 190,000 men,
out of whom 30,000 are for the
Espimalt & Nauaimo Ry.
Time   Table   No.   31,
To take effect at 7 a.m.  on Saturday Mar.
26th 1S98.    Trains run on Pacific
Sfcjuiriard time.
GOING NORTH—Read down.
.Simon Leiser,
Sat. &
Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and
Ar. ftamiimo 	
Ar. Wellington	
A. M. | P.M.
9.00   | 4.00
12.20 I 7.16
1LM5 I .35
Ar. Victoria	
Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..
Lv, Wellington for Victoria
I     A M   j    F M
I Daily. | Sat. &
I   12.07 I   8.00
1. 8.46    |   4.38
I   8.25    I   4.25
For rates and information apply at Company's offices,
President. Gen'l Supt
(Jen. Freight and Passenger Asrt
the greatest boon to sportsmen,
Prospectors, and Camps generally
Suitable for Houses or Boats.
Comfortable, Neat and Strong.
Single bed, folds in bundle 3 feet long
by 5 inches in  diameter,  weighs  11
pounds, price $3.50
Double bed (full size)  folds 4 ieet long
by 5^ inches  in diameter  weighs 17
pourds, price $4.50
Every bed provided, with water-proof
shipping case. Can be extended or folded in three minutes. Discription circular ©n application.
Order at once.    Address,
Nanaimo, B. C.
take at my place, at Little River, a
few summer boarders.
John J. R. Miller.
Tenders are hereby called for kalsomin-
ing aud painting the interior of the Presby-
teian Church, Comox. Full particulars
may be obtained from Mr. J. Mundell at
the Church.
Aug. 23, '9S. R. Landells,
Sec'y B'd of Managers.
In the undersigned notice the date has
been changed ao aafto extend tbe time in
which tenders will be received up to
September 15th, 1S98.   ,  ,
Tenders will be received by me at the office of the Union Colliery Company in Uui.
on, up to noon of September 13 h 1898 for
Plans and specifications may be soen at
the Company's office here.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Union, Aug. 10 1898.
F. D. Little, Snp't.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees
Plants, Bulbs, Roses, etc., for full
planting. 54 varieties of  Apples,
22 of Plums and Prunes,. 15 of
Pears, 14 of Cherry in one two,
and three year olds. Thousands
of Roses, most complete stock
in the Province.
Hold your orders for my hew
catalogue which will be mailed
you as soon as out.
Send your address for it if
you are not a regular customer.
604 "Westminster Boad,
IIBHili ■ "'"V
Single and Double Rigs to let
EeasonaWe Prices
Near  Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming ,   .
At reasonable rates.
Union, B. C.
x    also    x
Horseshoing and
Richard P, Wallis.
Notch Hill Ranch,
Nanoose Bay, B C.
Breeder of thoroughbred and Yf+*
class white Plymouth Rocks, Black
Langshangs. Over 170 prizes won
in. the last five yenrs. At Vancouver's
recent Show, out of an entry of 28
birds 26 secured prizes.
I gaurantee 10 birds to the batch.
Infertile eggs replaced. Eggs $2.00.
per setting of 15.
Gomos IRoao, Banatmo, 3S.CC.
Fuit trees  of  all   descriptions.
Ornamental   trees. Shrubs, and
Found, r—A l&dy'a waterproof cape. Owner can have it by calling at this office and
paying for this notice.
Nanaimo,      B.    C
A General Banking Business
Deposits received
from-$1.00 upwards
and   interest allowed.
All business by mail carefully
and promptly attended to.


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