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NO.    251.    UNION    COMOX
DISTRICT,  B. C,    TUESDAY   SEPT., 7th,   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
spat  once.     Fresh, vegetables, eggs and
butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.
1 o 1 . srMioisr lieu
Beat 017"\t\£ Martet
to.\ 1
Just received a shipment of
Rubber Goods direct from the
from the factory, composedc of
Water Bags, Ice Bags, Syringes,  Atomizers, Tubing,   etc.
Perfume and Toilet Articles, Soaps, Brushes & Combs.
Prescription   and   Family Recipies Accurately Dispensed . ..,,.-,
for   Stationery   &   School    Books.
Peacey&Co. Druggists, Union.
|gp* Open on Sundays from 10 to 11 o'clock a.,m.
and from 3 to 6 o'clock p. m.
Single and Double Rigs to let
leasonaWe Prices
iNear Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.
\ If oar readers have any local news of in
fereat, Ave will be pleased to insert same in
tie local column, if brought to the office.
\Visiting cards printed at  the  Nsws
OvFrcE in neat script.
Special Prize.
The Bristol reached  here last Wednesday, having in tow the small stern wheel
er Eugene.    The Eugene, had not a scrap
of paper showing authority to plough the
main, being a river boat; and had neglected to report at Victoria, according to customary usage and customs' requirements.
The result was  Customs' Officer Roe was
wired by  Collector  Milne of Victoria, to
seize the [piratical]  craft.    Mr. Roe with
his usual promptness, and  without   waiting for  the  arrival ,'of re-enforcements,
proceeded  to beard the-"Eugene."    He
remained  on "deck"  until   n   a. m.   or
thereabouts, of Thursday,  when   he  concluded to stick the Dominion  arrow into
the  boat's  side, spread a few ounces  of
red wax on the -rope which  held it to the
wharf, duly affixing the official seal,  and
go   ashore for a short time to get needed
refreshments  and  to-"stretch  his,legs."
Mr. McFarland,  owner of the "Eugene,"
a passenger on the Bristol, accompanied
Mr.    Roe   on  his  pilgrimage.    He was
unusually, polite full of stones, and brim-
' ing over with good humor.    After awhile
Collector Ro.e  succeeded in  disengaging
" himself from  the very  friendly  attention
of McFarland, and  turning to look in the
direction of.the gulf suddenly, exclaimed:
"Why ! there is the Eugene going out!''
"So she is," calmly replied Mr. McFarland; "when  the  captain gets  back. I'll
discharge him for that piece of business.
I don't see what.he means !" -
Office Roe started to run forward, and
realizing he.could'not, even with his long
legs, span the widening, space of, water
separating them, stopped and threw up
his arms, motioning the boat to come
back. For answer the "Eugene" ran
up the stars and stripes, and -then dipping
them three times ^gracefully in the briny,
sped on her wayMioivi)ward. - "
-' '"Not'to be b.iffied Collector Roe.offered
the officer in' charge of the Danube $200
to go in pursuit.
"If Milne will pledge  that, I'll go" said
the officer; "not otherwise."
The Collector rushed 10 the telephone
station closely, folio wed-by THE News
reporter, and directed Horne, at .Union,
to wire his explanation of: the situation to
Victoria. Word quickly came' back from
Milne that he would not be responsible
for any such expense. £n effort was also
made by Roe to get the assistance of the
tug "Hope," but without avail, and so all
idea of a chase had to be abandoned.
,'• Within an hou.v after the "Eugene" left
the Bristol got ready to take in her ropes.
Just before the gang-plank was removed,
a telegram was handed to the captain of
the Bristol who without stopping to
notice it, allowed, the "bridge" to be pulled in; and then turning toward the customs'officer on the wharf shp.uted:
"We'll bring you a nugget to settle the
damage when we return."
There was a call for three cheers from
the Bristol crowd, and such a throat-splitting yell has seldom been heard. A hundred hats filled, and twice that number of
arms sawed the air, as Lhe boat steamed
away, leaving the Eugene fine of $400.00
The Thistle came in from the north on
Saturday and brought word that she
passed the Bristol with the "Eugene" in
tow near the Queen Charlotte Island.
Officer Roe though the object of
good natured raillery was not at all to
blame. He had authority but no power
to enforce it. Everybody sympathized
with the passengers who were detained
through no fault of theirs and had the
officer remained aboard, the "Eugene"
would have sailed with him. The government should provide a big swivel gun at
our port for such emergencies.
General Merchants and Butchers,
B.   C
Grant's Party All Bight. His Address.—Robert EIoGargL-'s Interesting Chat —Queer Indians -
Will Go Through or Die.—Stew-
wart River Their Destination.
Corn ox
Mr. Robert Grant writes from Skng-
way, Alaska, Aug. 13th, that his parly
had reached there all right, that there
were 3000 people on the trail. His address for th** present is as follows: R.
Grant & Co.'s Camp, Skag way Bay, Alaska, care of W. Henderson Transfer Co.
They were 15 miles up the trail.
Mr. Robert McGargle writes Aug.
6th.—"Tom- 'Wall of Nanaimo was
drovvned last night* * *We were taken
over at same time but strectched a rope
across the river and pulled over. Tom
ran too-many risks. He was often up to
his neck in.water. The current was. very
strong and swept him away. We could
do nothing to save him.
Three   or four   steamers   came today,
all anchored in the bay.    Many are making $50 to  $100   per day.    Burdette  of
Union is here.    The Indians here  black
their faces, all but their chin.    They  aie
queer   looking    people.    We t are  busy
packing—passing    everybody    with "our
horses, which  we have agreed to' jell for
.$150".  ' From the bottom of the   Summit
the  Indians \y\]\ pack fcr us—three   tons
' and a half; 300 ibs for two wheels at $15.
We are about six miles on the mountains
today.'   It is very hot. ' There are lots of
people   up> herej   tents    everywhere.    A
good many are going home on next boat.
Tom Hunter of Nanaimo  who  is with
Mr.   McGargle,    writes  that    they  were
very much discouraged at first,  the work
was   so hard,   but.said   they   would go
th/ough or die, although he thinks it will
be a hard fight : to get there   this winter.
Spooner of Nanaimo and Callender ,of
Union   were ahead of them." getting the
boats ready on the  lake  so  they . might
proceed as soon as they reached it.    The
party expect to go to  the Stewart  River
where there   is  believed-to  be  a  good
Friday the Rosalie called at Union
wharf on her way down from Dyea. She
brought news that the Grant 'party-'was
well and over Chilcoot Pass. It is not
thought they will have any great difficulty
—Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at
H prise of two collars will be
given b£ flfers. /!&. Wbitneg for
bresseo ooll to be er/=
bifoiteo at tbe Gotnos BgricuU
tural ano Snbnstrial 5 bow at
Courtenas, ©ct. 7tb, bg girl
not over XZ gears of age. XTo
be awaroeo to most neatlp
maoe anb complete costume,
irrespective Of quality of ma*
—Mrs.'C. calls on Mrs. J.—"Good
morning Mrs. J. Did you heat that
Cheap John has 20 tons of goods coming,
up on next boat?" "No." "Well, he
has, and he says he will hew to the line,
let the chips fall where they may."
"Good for him ! that's what we need."
This is to certify that I have this day made
Frank Parks my Power of Attorney
to transact all of my business while I
am ahsent from Union.
Nelson Parks.
Witness   W. B. Walker, J. P.
Union, Aug. 26th, 1897.
Aug.3ist.—Tug Louis cook 204 t'01 s of
coal for the C.P.N./Victoria.
Aug.3ist.—-Tug Tzar took 21 tons of
Sept. 1st.—Steamer Bristol left, with
1200 tons of coal for fuel and for American Com. Co., Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Sept. 1st.—Str. Maude took ^50 tens
of coal for the C.P.N.Co., Victoria.
Sept. rst.—Tug Comet and scow took
179 tons of coke for-Hail mines, Trail.
Sept. 2d.—Tug Tepic fook 442 tons of
coal for the C.P. R., Vancouver.
Sept. 2d.—The Danube took 278 tons
of coal for the C.P.N., Victoria.
Sept' 2d—The Hope took 21 -tons of
Sept. 3d.—Str. Rosalie took 80 tons of
Sept. 3d.—Str. Tees took 30 tons of
Sept. 4th.—The Thistle took 96 tons of
coal a.nd 91 tons of clay for Victoria.
Sept. 6th.—The Rapid Transit took 62
tons of coal.
Sept. 7th.—The San Mateo left with
4400 tons of coal for Los Angeles.
—Wedding presents. See the stock
(new) of silverware at Leiser's.
ral and industrial Association, will hold its next
Phursday, Oct. 71:1],
^Vr fi^£ Prize L4$t
S^3 Entries
three clear
S how.
must   be    made
days   before   the
A Pure Gre?e Cream Oi Tarter Pov?der.
$2 00 PER ANNUM.
latest by. ^Ir0-'i
v '      Littltsi Weak axd Food. ;-    :y
Naanitxio.  SopB.   i.—A.  .JVfcIndoo,   who .%
juat retarrc-d IroirrDawson Ciby, says,   that   ;W
a food fainiue in che Klondike this wirtterjs
sure.    He saya'previous fco'his leaving Daw-    ■
-son City, r./s'toa'.-her arrived with a   load ;of
provisions, and'l>y<the",follov.'Uig-day  not' a
pound waa to be hod.    'Hams of a  very- "remote grade, almost; able to walk, sold at   65
cenrs per pound.    Regarding work, he stated t.he."e ave fully 200 men on the ground for , ;
every job, and on  the   way, from   Dawson
Gifcy to St.   Michaels  ,770   raen   w.ere. met
bound for Klondike- without any provisions,
expecting to SqcITuU supplies at the mines.
He states every available cLiim on the Klondike was staked off before   last   Christmas.
Ha verifies the country's richness; yet there
are prospectors who have been in, the  country the last twenty years, and have   yet   to
fiud paying.claims.;   Typhoid fever has broken out in a severe form ?.t Dawson City and
six deaths occurred previous to his -leaving.
■'He'reports the sanitary condition   of   Dawson City is in a. horrible 3tale  and   an   epi-
. dernic feared.
Sibse:ca2t..Ckim;tjsaxs. '
London, Sept. 3.—The Daily Chronicle
thiu ii.iorr.ing. .publishes ' the announcement
that the Czar has decided upon the partial
aboli ion of the plan of exiling criminals to
Siberia, and the substitution, therefore, of
confinement in a.large central prison.
White Pass Survey.
Victoria.—P. E. G-eorgeson, C. E., has
gonetoSkagway to make a survey of a railway through the White pass, for a." Victoria company. '
Plumbing is now on "t Anderson's Metal
'Works. Give him a call, and he will show
you what hs can do, and more too !
Highest I-ZoriGi's-—Worid's Fair,
J i*
Subscribers who do not receive their patx r regularly will please notify us at once.
Apply at the office for advertisine rates.
The Week's Commercial  Summary.
Tho stocks of wheat at Toronto are
189,978 bushels as against 30,083 bushels
a year ago.
The earnings of the Grand Trunk Rail-
■way for the week ended April 21 were
. $848,265, an increase of $6,779.
Stocks of wheat at Fort William and
Port Arthur are 3,382,660 bushels as
compared with 3,436,224 bushels a year
There has been some improvement in
cotton securities since the changes in the
tariff have been announced. Dominion
cotton has, however, re-acted some from
the best prices.
Advices from Russia seem to make
It certain that her crop will be below an average, while in the United
States the outlook is bad ' and steadily growing worse! In addition to the i
light stocks of winter heat in first hands
and steadily diminishing stocks, of all
kinds in store, the outlook for the growing . crop is far from encouraging, and a
curtailment in the spring wheat seeding
'seems highly   probable.
The visible supply of wheat in the
United States and Canada decreased
778,000 bushels last week,and the total is
now 86,201,000 as compared with 57,-
946,000 bushels a year ago. The amount
afloat to Europe increased 800,000 bushels
and' the total is 17,520,000 bushels as
against 27,680,000 bushels a year ago.
The visible and amount afloat combined
aggregate 23.721,000 bushels, which is
nearly 30,000,000 bushels less than a
year ago.
The   note     circulation    of    Canadian
banks    increased   slightly     during    the
month   of   March,    and     the     total   is
$81,082,500, which   is  about half a million in excess of a year ago.    Deposits on
demand   increased   over   $2,300,000 last
month and the total is §67,456,000.  Time
deposits   are   practically    unchanged   at
$126,191,000.    The discounts of .Canadian
banks are heavy, the   total at the end of
March being §213,232,000, an increase of
$4,500,000 for the month.  Over due debts
are $8,869,000.    Cash   assets show an increase.  Species held now amounts to $8,-
847,000, and Dominion notes §15,956.000.
The amount due our banks by   agents in
Great   Britain    is   $7,965,000, „ and ' the
amount duo from United   States is $15,-
i484,000.    Railway securities held amount
to over $12,500,000.
The Strangest Books.
The first anthology ^as a collection •*
Greek poems, epigrams and other small
pieces by Archilochus, Sappho Somoni-,
des, Meleager, Plato and others, between
680 and 95 B.C.
In 1471 a French baron offered a
pledge of 10 marks of silver that a copy
of Avicenna, which he desired to read,
would be returned, and even with this
security, equal in our money to over $60,
his request was refused.
It-is asserted by typographical authorities that the first Bible printed in
America was "John Eliot's Indian
Bible," in 1663. The language into
which this Bible translated is extinct,
and it is said only one or two persons
are able to read it.
The "Book of Common Prayer" was
prepared by the command of Henry
VIII., in 1546. It .underwent several
revisions, but the second, made in the
reign of Edward VI., very nearly approaches the prayer book as used to-day
In the Church of England. The prayer
for the royal family was introduced by
James I.   ,
Most of the chapters of Livy, as. well
as some of the entire compositions of
Cicero and other ancient authors, have
been recovered from the palimpsests,
the original writing having been partially effaced in order, that the monkish
transcribers might use the parchment
for their homilies.
"The Gold and Silver Gospels" is the
name of a very peculiar book now preserved in the Upsala Library, in Sweden.
It is printed with metal type, on violet
colored vellum, the letters being- silver
and the initials gold. When it was
printed, by whom or what were the
methods employed, .aro questions which
have great interest tor the curious, but
have never been answered.
There never was, and never will be, a
universal panacea, in one reined}', 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 (lie system of the
patient—what would relieve one ill in
turn would aggravate the other. We
have, however, in Quinine "Wine, when
obtainable in n sound unadulterated
■ state, a remedy for many and previous 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 tranquilizing the nerves,
disposes to sound and refreshing sleep—
imparts vigor to the 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 soil it.
Karl I>e»tli of Mrs. JIcGowan, a Society
Lender Who Could Mix a Cocktail ana
Chuck a Sandwich In a Charming: Mac
ner—Taylor's Bank All Kight.
A few weeks  ago we  referred to James
/Javidson   of   Lone  Jack   as  a   man  who
wmild look well dangling at the end of  a
rope and wondered why the vigilance com
iuii.t«*e of that town had not taken the same
view of   the   matter.    It   seems   that Mi.
Davidson   is a  sensitive man, and instead
of getting out of   the country or   committing suicide he employed a lawyer to sue us
for $100,000 damages.   The lawyer arrived
in Givoadam Gulch one day last week and
hunted us up and offered to settle the wise
for $J)5,000 cash on the.nail.  He was talking to  us with two   guns   strapped   to his
body and his right hand   behind him, but
ar a favorable moment we got the drop on
hi.-u   and   stood   him  up against the wall.
TJifn   we  a«kcd   him   to'scale his figures
^"wn, and in ihe course of five minutes lie
had <i:■(),.];?•< from $95,000 to $15,000.     Ho
stuck there a minute and then  dropped to
§5,000.     We then explained   ths policy we
had always pursued  in   such   matters ac'
he went down to $3,000, $2,000 and finally
halted at $500.     We still held our   gun on
him, however, and five   minutes   later  lie
asked us out to drink and gave us a receipt
in full and   seemed   glad   to wind   up the
nff.'iir in that way.   On our part we agreed
to say that perhaps Mr, Davidson wouldn't
lo</iv wcii  dangling at the   end   of a rope,
and we'havesaid it; and hope he is satisfied.
Jn the Shadow.
Wo reach forth, the  hand of  sympathy
to ]N!itjor George   McGowan, who lost  tho
pn'rtner of   his   joys and sorrows  by death
hist;  Sunday.     Mrs^ McGowan was a resident of Ohio until her marriage, and when
she married the   major could milk   a cow,
harness  a   horse,   lick  a   tramp,   make  a
pumpkin pie, patch  a   pair of .trousers or
lead the german   in a bonton crowd.     She
took   her   place at the  head of   society in
this town 11 nd could not be bounced.    Her
weekly "at   homes"  in the winter season
were something charming, and in summer
her  picnics in   the   b; ck   yard were never
equaled.     With a few nints from   us as to
how to  handle  a   demijohn  and   sling  a
frosted cake around she was dead letter
perfect in the art of entertaining, and high
society in Givadam Gulch will miss her
more than we can say. We understand
that the heartbroken major will soon go
to Chicago and bring homo another bride.
But it may be doubtoi1 if he finds the peer
of his lost Lenore. The funeral services
were largely attended, and among those
who freely shed tears during the pathetic
remarks of the minister was ourself. It
is said that society is cold hearted. But
when avc remembered the charming manner with which the deceased used to mix a
cocktail and chuck a sandwich across tho
room to a favorite guest the wellspring of
our heart was broken up and our feelings
overcame us.
The .Bank la Safe.
The rumors circulating around town
last Thursday in regard to Taylor's bank
wero entirely without foundation, and were
probably set afloat by some malicious person. .The tank is not shaky. Mr. Taylor
has no idea of taking a journey. There
has been no loss and no embezzlement.
We were one of the committee of three
called in to count the cash and look over
the books, and we found things all O. K.
When' Mr. Taylor opened his bank four
years ago, he was given to understand.that,
if the institution failed or the banker skipped out there would be a hanging. Ho,
began business under that policy, and is
still continuing it. He is making money,
and is satisfied. And we may add that he
has the entire confidence of the business
community.' He has always been free to
admit that his banking career in New
Mexico ended one 'night when he*'stuffed
$12,000 into a satchel and took a walk.
But that was to get capital to go into business on in another community, and he will
j>ot try the trick again. Our readers should
discredit all reports intended to injure n
sound financial institution and an honorable, hardworking man. ,..•■•;-.'.•'•
Making It Kedhot.-
For the last two months' numerous subscribers'of The Kicker have been finding
fault with us because the editorials were
not redhot enough to please them. Our
editorial page this week was prepared with
special.reference to meet their complaints,
and we trust the cpmplainers will be satisfied. The editorials take in a wide range,
end all aro covered with blood. We advise a war with England, a row with
Spain, a racket with Germany and tho
conquest of Mexico. We threaten rebellion
if Arizona is not admitted into the Union,
advise feflice hunters who have got left to
blow up the White House with dynamite,
and demanded the abolition of the whisky
tax or a civil war which shall sweep the
fragments of this republic into the sea. By
the time wc got through writing we felf
eo bloodthirsty that we wanted to go out
and shoot three or four-,men, and at this
writing we are picking our teeth with a
bowie knife and glaring with murderous
eye across the street at the shanty of our
■esteemed contemporary. We have done our
level best to please the kickers, and the
first critter who shows his head to find any
fauli will find the lnmd of death reaching
out for him.
A Brief Explanation.
In delivering his lecture on "The Origin
of the Jack Rabbit" at Devil's Elbow the
other evening Captain Freeman, late of
this town, paused in his discourse to pitch
into us personally. He declared that we
were selfish, egotistical, dangerously ambitious and a man whom Arizona should
get rid of at the first opportunity. We have
received many letters of inquiry in regard
to   his   bitter   attack, and it  is due to us
captain's  request.    We  should have done
the same by our   own   brother.    We draw
the  line  right there  and  shall   continue
to do so, and if maligned on that account
•ve shall have to   stand   it.     Some day we
may send   to   Chicago   tor  another white
j shirt and more red   neckties, and then our
j friends can call upon us to favor them, but
] until'that timearrives we shall defend our
f property against all comers.     We shall not
1 go out of our way to find Captain Freeman
j and   demand   an  apoiogy, hut  should we
i meet him accidentally his jack rabbit will
j need a   hew spinal   column belore we  are
i through with him. M. QirAD.
Troubled   with   Weaknesses Peculiar
to Their Sex.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, la
his recent budget speech, stated that th«
cost of the monarchy is less now than it
•was sixty years ago.
No Marriages in Korea.
One year ago the Queen of Korea was
assassinated, and because she has been
unburied no marriages have been al7
lowed to take place since then. No fond
pair may marry while the King or Queen
is dead and unburied. The Queen's
mourning husband cannot bear to have
her officially interred. For a year, then,
passionate Koreans have been kept apart.
Recently a fox entered the royal park,
and as Koreans have a superstition regarding the fox the unwedded lovers
took the appearance of the animal to be
a good omen. The King does not see it in
the same light.—New. York Press.
Dotld's Kidney Pills Act upon the Female
Organs as well as upon the Kidneys-
Many a AVoinan suffers needlessly.
He'll ItieitkVnn.
You may break, you may shatter,
' The vase if you will;
But you can't faze the florist
Who sends you the bill.
Kxasperatlngrly Indefinite.
"If that isn't aggravating!"
"What's the matter?"
"I just got a letter from my brother
in which he says he is going to marry a
blue grass widow. I don't know whether
he is engaged to a Kentucky woman or
a freak."
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, »     ,
r Lucas County, faa-
Fit AXic J - Cheney makes oath that he ia the
senior partner of the firm of F. J. Ciiexey & Co.,
doing- business In the City of Toledo, County
and State aforesaid, and tnat said firm will pav
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
each and every case of Catarrh that cannot
be cured by the use of Hai.i.'s Catarrh Cuke.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my
presence, this Gtli day of December, A. D., 1886.
.Women suffer more than men. From
the time a girl-child turns the corner
into womanhood, she ha^ more troubles
than men ever dream of. We look upon
women as weak and fragile, but considering what they endure they are
stronger bjT far.
Women suffer many times more than
they need to. Partly because they don't
know what ails them at first; then because they are ashamed to tell a doctor;
latterly because they hate to be a continual source of expense to their husbands. ,
"Female "Weaknesses" are what we
term the disease peculiar to the female
sex. They are often confounded with
female Kidney troubles,, and Kidney
troubles are often mistaken for other
troubles. All those delicate organs are
closely connected. What affects one affects
the others.
What cures one, cures the others, too.
DODD'S. KIDNEY PILLS, which are a
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Professor Wing sends the picture of
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Wing says of- the animal:
The mutton Merino lamb herewith
illustrated I call Magnificent. He is a
full Rarubouillet from the flock of "one
of the - Ohio colony of Rambouillet
breeders. While tho cut (which is from
a photograph and not overdrawn) describes him well, I will say that he car-'
ries a superb fleece and that it is as free
from grease or gum as a Shropshire. He
is a model of vigor and robust health.
He was born, in April and at Christmas
weighed 125 pounds, with no extra care,
having had ear corn for a few weeks
Can any man give a reason why a
flock of such sheep would not be profitable in Ohio of anywhere, besides being "a thing of beauty and a joy forever?" It is to the long continued efforts of selection of one. of our most
skillful and persistent breeders that
this lamb owes his smooth head, his
straight back, deep chest, long fleece
free from grease, his constitution and
hardiness. All honor to such a breeder,
andrsee to it that in the chase after
"foreign gods" we do not forget the
merit that is to be found at home.
'   Indre, tbe French Coaclier.
Every year that passes accentuates the
fact that our people have made a great
mistake in not devoting more attention
to the size, symmetry, style and action
of our harness horses. In all of these
particulars the French have been leading the way in a most thorough and
practical manner. They have also foreseen the necessity of a reasonable amount
of speed and the greatest possible endurance to meet ,the demand in our rapidly growing cities, where long drives
make bottom an absolute essential, and
we can say with perfect safety, for the
record showeth, that no nation now possesses horses of so great speed that have
„. the size, finish and endurance of the
French coach breed.  :
Few of pur people know that the
fastest of the French breed have so far
been able to hold the speed record on
French soil for one mile on the turf
against all foreign competitors. Indre,
winner at the New York horse show for
French coach stallions kept for service,
is a brother of the sire of the horse that
holds the record of France for a mile on
the turf. Indre is a golden chestnut,, 16
hands, 10 years old, of great finish and
wonderful muscular development. He
.possesses a forceful and resolute way of
going that captivates every one. Although his action is very high, he steps
so quick and adjusts his stride with such
ease to the pace demanded that he appears equally- graceful when going a
2:80 gait as at the ordinary carriage
speed.—Rider and Driver,
Why  Horses  Become   Thus Affected  and
the Remedy.
In the first place, if horses were kept
in a natural condition, turned into
large box stalls instead of standing in
narrow ones, their feet soaked just
enough to keep them in about the condition of pliableness that the foot is in
when the horse is running at large, and
in shoeing keeping the natural shape
and position of the foot as nearly as possible, and the animal treated rationally
in other respects, a horse would not become knee sprung. ''.,.'..,■
I am neither a veterinarian nor a
horseshoer; but from observation and
experience,,I am decidedly in favor of
low heels for knee sprung horses.
If the heels are left high, it has a
tendency to contract and shorten the
tendons and ligaments, and the knee is
thrown forward and out of line and becomes shaky.
If the heels are low, there are a gradual stretching and lengthening of the
tendons and a drawing of the knee back
into plumb. Take a knee sprung horse
and stop him going down hill and see
how his knees will go forward and teeter. . The decline in the ground lets tho
toe down, and the effect on the leg is
the same as a high heel.
Now turn the horse around and head
him up hill, and his knees will be
drawn back and he will stand much
firmer and straighter.
Without expressing an opinion as to
the equity of always showing a horse to
the best advantage to the seller I notice
when a horse a little shaky on the knees
is being shown he is never stopped on
descending ground. It must be plain to
every one that in descending a hill the
decline gives a horse a high heel, and
in ascending a low one.
The change from high to low heel
must be gradual, so as not to suddenly
strain the tendons.
One writer reasonably says that contracted heels cause the knees to go forward to relieve the pressure on the foot.
A horse's heels must not be allowed
to contract. If the foot is kept from
, drying" up, heels let down in shoeing
so the frog can get a little ground pressure, giving the heels natural expansion, they will never contract.—C. Stevens in American Cultivator.
As Described, by Captain Mahan, the' Naval
A book which _ is j attracting a vast
amount of attention,' not only id this
country, but in England as well, is a
new life of Lord Nelson, from the pen of
Captain A. ,T. Mahan, of the United
States Navy, known previously as , the
author of a. "Life of Admiral Farragut"
and also of two remarkable and. widely
discussed books on "Sea Power."
-"• Captain Mahan's "Life of Nelson" is
in two volumes, and has just been issued
from the press of Little, Brown & Co.,
of Boston. . An English edition, issued
simultaneously'with the American one,
has already.iachieved ;: a wide circulation
and won the hearty praise of even the
British naval •authorities of the sort
quoted above.',
It Is doubtful if any life of England's
great nayalhero that has ever been published can compare with this,    the   most
Horses' Sore Mouth.
Many horses, especially during the
first year of their working period, are
constantly in possession of a sore mouth,-
and this not only causes the animal
great suffering and usually loss of flesh,
but is also a matter of great inconvenience to the driver.
This, if continued for several months,-
is also liable to leave the animal with a
chronic habit, such as throwing the
head while hitching or unhitching. We
have in view one very valuable young
horse, owned by a neighbor, which became almost worthless on account of the
habit of throwing its head, and at the
same time lunging sideways into the
The most effective plan which we
have ever tried consists of winding any
ordinary bit at the corners and down on
the same for about an inch, with tanned sheepskin (which can be procured
at any.harness store), being sure that it
is not too thick and heavy. With this
well wound on, now have a cup of sulphur, and each time as the bit is placed
in the horse's mouth moisten the leather
and rub on a little of the pulverized
article. It is well also to lengthen the
bridle as much as possible during this
time and not drive with a tight checking rein.
After having adopted this plan we
succeeded in curing a young horse of a
very sore mouth cWhich was contracted
during the working period the past season.—-Exchange.
fire that Lord Nelson and Captain Hardv
were walking back and forth together on
their quarterdeck, on the side farthest
from the Redoubtable, where there was
a cleared space from the wheel to the
hatch ladder leading down to the. cabin.
, The mizzentop of the Redoubtable,
garnished with sharpshooters, was about
fifty feet above them. Fifteen minutes
after the vessels.. came together, as the
two officers were walking forward, and
had nearly reached the usual place of
turning,".Nelson, who was on Hardy's
left, suddenly faced about. Hardy,, after
taking a step farther, turned also, and
saw the Admiral in the -act of falling—-,
on his knees, with his left hand touching
the deck; then, the arm giving away, he
fell on his side. It was r the exact spot
where Scott, the secretary, had been
killed an hour before.
To Hardy's natural exclamation that
he hoped he , was not ■•' badly , hurt, he
replied, "They have, done for me at last,'/
and when the expression of hope was re-
'Yes,    my back-
he told the
on   the left
part   of the
Mountain of Meat.
The legs as well as head have almost
disappeared from the old Poland-China
boar in tho illustration, leaving only a
mountain of meat.
This animal is one of the most famous prize winners in the northwest.
He is also a very noted sire.
He may be considered the perfect Poland-China  type—and    Poland-Chinas
are the most profitable breed of hogs
that have yet been developed in many
parts of the United States. The hog is
all body. He is long and deep, with
only just enough head to hold his nose
and ears and only leg enough, and
•carcely that, to hold up his body.
Live Stock Points. .-
There was an awful loss of live stock
on the ranges the past winter. In some
parts of South Dakota and in other localities the loss is from 40 to.50 per
cent. The price of beef is high already.
Those who have been fortunate enough
to preserve their stock will reap rich
There is this season a brisk demand
for .beef bulls on the western ranges.
Hereford blood especially goes off well.
Some of the breeding herds in the middle belt have riot a sale bull of any size
Remember there is a difference and a
big, one between the Canada field pea
and the southern cowpea. The southern cowpea is extremely valuable both
for forage and for plowing under as a
fertilizer, but it is doubtful if it will
thrive north of the latitude of southern
Indiana. The Canada field pea, also
valuable as feed, is as hardy as wheat.
An Australian shearer named Pulley
took the wool of 33,835 sheep last year,
earning $1,700. He was a Pulley sure
A quarter of an acre of mixed field
peas and oats sown together will make
ample forage for one hog. It takes a
month for the growth to be large enough
to eat. Different sowings may be made
a month apart from the time the
ground can be worked in spring up to
July 1. When the hogs have eaten off
one plot, "che next will be ready for them.
Plant 1J4 bushels of oats and one of peas
to the acre, sowing broadcast the oats
first and covering them with the cultivator. Then sow the peas, harrowing
them in.
"recent work on the subject, in. point of
accuracy, .excellence of style and deep
human interest. Few romances are more
interesting than the story of Lord Nelson's life as Captain Mahan has told it.
and, moreover, one cannot read It witS^
out realizing intuitively that the portrait
that he draws of his hero is an accurate
one, unflattering as it may be in mora
than one particular.
Concerning the famous signal at Trafalgar, which is so closely interwoven
with Nelson's glory as to have.become a
shining part of it, the author says that
just before it was sent the officer, Blackwood, was standing on the poop deok
awaiting the .Admiral's final instructions before going into battle.
To him Nelson said: "I will now
amuse the fleet with a signal," and he
asked if he did not think there was one
yet wanting. Blackwood replied that the
whole fleet seemed very clearly to understand what they were about, and were
vieing with each other to get as near as
possible to the leaders of the columns.
Upon this succeeded tho celebrated signal, the development of which to its final
wording is a little uncertain. Comparing
the various accounts of witnesses, it
seems probable to have been as follows:
Nelson mused' for a little while, as one
who phrases a thought in his own mind
before uttering it, and then said, "Suppose we telegraph 'Nelson confides that
every man will do his duty.' "
In this form it was the- call of the
leader to the followers, the personal appeal of one who trusts to those in whom
he trusts, a feeling particularly characteristic of the speaker, whose strong hold
over others lay above all in the transr
parent and unswerving faith he showed
in their loyal support, and to' arouse it
now in full force he used the watchword,
"duty," sure that the chord it struok in
him would find its quick response in
every man of the same blood. The officer
to whom the remark was made suggested
"England" instead of "Nelson.'! To the
fleet it could have made no difference, to
them the two names meant the same
thing, but Nelson accepted the change
with delight.
"Mr. Pasco," he called to the signal
officer, "I wish to say to the fleet, 'England confides that every man will do hia
duty,' "and he added, "You must be
quick, for I have one more to make,
which is for close action."
This remark shows that the columns,
and particularly Collingwood's ship, were
already nearing the enemy.
Pasco answered, "If your Lordship
will permit me to substitute 'expects' for
'confides' it will be sooner completed,
because 'expects' is in the vocabulary,
and 'confides' must be spelt."
Nelson replied hastily, but apparently
satisfied, "That will do, Pasco, make it
directly," but the slightiy mandatory
"expects" is less representative of the
author of this renowned sentence than
the cordial and sympathetic "confides."
Ic is "allez" rather than "allons," yet
even so, become now the voice of the distant motherland, it carries with it the
shade of reverence, as well as of affeo>-
tion, which patriotism exacts.
There Is no more pathetic   or   stirring
story in all English history than   that of
the death of Nelson in   this   very battle,
and   only a few hours   after he had  sent
the immortal message along   the   line of
battleships.    Captain Mahan devotes several pages to a   description    of   the   last
hours of the hero, going into  minute details in a way that indicates the amount
of conscientious care that he has bestowed
upon his work.  The whole book oontaina
no chapter of such   solemn,   thrilling interest as this, none that is better written.
It is almost   a   model   of   a great story,
told so simply as   to   captivate a   child,
and with a sense   of   the dignity   of the
subject that would touch   an   old battle-
stained veteran.    It was during the duel
between the Victory,    Nelson's   flagship,
and   the   French   seventy-four,   the   Redoubtable, and while the two   ships ware
drifting side by   side,    before   the wind,
and pouring into each other a murdejoua
peated, he said again
bone is shot through."
"I felt it break my back,"
surgeon a few minutes later.
The ball had struck him
shoulder, on the forward
epaulette, piercing the lung, where it
severed a largo artery, and then passed
through the spine from loft to right,
lodging in the muscles of the back.
Although thex'e was more than one mortal injury, the immediate and merciful
cause of his speedy death was the internal bleeding from the artery. Within a
few moments of his wounding, some
forty officers and men were cut down by
the same murderous fire from the tops of
the enemy. Indeed, .so' stripped of men
was the upper deck of the Victory that
the French made a movement to board,
which, was repulsed, though, with heavy
The stricken hero was at once carried
below, himself covering nis face and the
decorations of his coat with his handkerchief, thai; the sight of their loss might
not affect the ship's company at this
critical instant. The cock-pit was already
cumbered with tho wounded and dying,
but, the handkerchief falling from his
face, the surgeon recognized him and
came at once toiiim. c;
-- "You can do nothing for me, Beatty,"
he said. "I have, but a short time to
Reaction, of course, followed, and he
told Hardy he felt that in a few minutes
he should be no more.
"I>='± i±rtr-~ ine overboard," he added; "you know what to do."
Hardy, having given assurance that
these wishes should bi> attended to, Nelson then said: "Take care of my dear
Lady Hamilton, Hardy; take care of
poor Lady Hamilton.    Kiss me, Hardy."
Hardy rose and stood looking silently
atrhim for an instant or two, then-knelt
down again and kissed his forehead.
"Who is that?" asked Nelson.
The Captain answered: "It is Hardy:"
To which his Lordship replied: "God
bless you, Hardy!" The latter then returned to the quarter:deck, having passed
about eight minutes in this' final interview.
Some   Interesting-   Reminiscences    Neatly
Told  by Herself.
Rosa Bonheur has just published her
autobiography in Paris. It appears that
before she took to painting she was apprenticed to a dressmaker. Then she
began coloring kaleidoscopic views. Her'
first picture was a, bunch of cherries.
Later on she. made copies in the Louvre,
where her strange"costume and independent airs won for her the nickname of
"The Little Hussar.'?
"The Little Hussar" grew rapidly. In
1853 Rosa Bonheur exhibited the "Horse
Fair," which was bought by M. Gam-
bard for 40,000 francs. It was exhibited
in the United States, and brought ia
300,000 francs. •':■'.
"In 1858," she says, "I bought the
property of By in the heart of the forest
of. Fontainebleau, where I still live today. I gave 50,000 francs for it, and
built a big studio. The emperor gave me
permission to hunt in the forest around
my own park. ' I lived there happily, receiving the visits of a few intimate
friends, and working as well as I could.
In 1865 I was busy one afternoon with
my pictures. I had upon my easel the
'Stags in the Long Rocher,' when I
heard the cracking of a postilion's whip
and the rolling of a carriage. My little
maid, Olive, rushed into the apartment
in a' state of excitement.
" 'Mademoiselle! Mademoiselle!' she
exclaimed, 'her majesty, the empress!'
"I just had time enough to put a petticoat over my trousers and to take off my
long blue blouse and replace it with a
velvet jacket.
" 'I have here,' said the empress, 'a
little jewel which I bring to you on the
part of the emperor. He authorizes me
to announce to you your enrollment in
the Legion of Honor.'
"The empress kissed the new knight
and pinned. the cross upon ■ the black
velvet jacket. A few. days afterward I
received an invitation to dine at the imperial court in   Fontainebleau.      On the
The  Peace   of^Europo   Rests   Ijarg-ely   In
His Hands.
The attitude; of the Austro-Hungarian
empire, in the present'crisis in the East,
is of vast moment, in view of the proximity of that nation to the Balkan
are largely under Aus-
It is believed that the
Count Goluchowski.    the
nations, which
trian influence,
astuteness   ot
Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, has
already accomplished the task of restraining the Balkan countries from throwing
their lots in with Greece in the existing
imbroglio, and thus averting
action on the part of Greece.
appointed day they sent a gala carriage
for me. I went to the wrong door when
I arrived, and came near losing my way,
when Mi Mocquard came to my relief by
giving mo his arm. I was seated, beside
the emperor, and during the entire repasti
he spoke to me about the intelligence of
animals. Then the empress brought me
out upon the lake.
"At Fontainebleau I live like a peasant.. I get up early and go to bed late.
Every morning at an early hour I make
a tour of the garden with my dog, and
after that take a drive in my pony cart
in the forest of Fontainebleau. At nine
o'clock I am seated before my easel, and
I work till 11.30. Then I breakfast very
simply, smoke a cigarette and glance
over the newspapers. I take my brushes '
again at one o'clock, and at five o'clock
I make another excursion. I love to see
the setting sun behind the great trees of
the forest. My dinner is as modest as
my breakfast. I finish the day by reading. I prefer the books on travel, hunting and history.
"Before commencing a picture I strudr
my subject thoroughly, preparing myself
for it by an attentive and careful ob»
servation of nature. I seek the kind of
sky and land suitable to my idea, and X
never make a single feature before studying it. My only guide is the deslr* to
reach truth and simplicity as closely at
possible. Study and work never tire mat,
They are to-day, as they have been during all my life, my greatest happiness,
because assiduous work is the only,
thing that will bring one near the solution of the problem, which is perhaps id-
soluble, of ever-changing nature. It is a
problem which, more than -any other,
elevates the mind by filling it with
thoughts of justice, goodness and char*
It Is a Question Whether Tobacco Was tTsed
Before Sir Walter Raleigh's Time.
Whether people in the Old World
smoked or not before Sir Walter Raleigb
is a question still obscure. It is alleged
that "elf pipes," the little, thick, short
clays which the later. Mr. Charles Keene
patronized, have been found among the
debris of Roman settlements, says the
London News. If tho Roman army
smoked, it does not follow that it smoked
tobacco. The fumes of other.. herbs and
roots were certainly inhaled by various
ancient peoples, who would doubtless
have preferred our own weed if they
could have got it.
There are some who believe tobacco to
be indigenous in China and South Africa, and it would be interesting to know
whether the Zulus took snuff, as they do
at present, when they were first met and
observed by Europeans. The cigar of the
Carib was, apparently, seen and appreciated by the Spanish discoverers long
before the red stone pipe of the Huron,
Algonquin and Iroquois. These races
attributed the easily-worked and beautiful pipestone to a special gift of th«
Great Spirit, and the tobacco plant, like
maize, had originally been a beautiful
Reflections of n Bachelor.
When she gets to heaven, the first thing
a woman will ask is whether there are
swing shelves in the basement.
Sympathy is the fender on life's trolley
car. It's all right as far as it goes, but it
isn't meant to take free rides on.
The worse behaved a woman's children
are the more she always thinks she knowi
about bringing up other people's.
■When a girl's corns hurt her so she limps,
she always says she must have twisted her
foot somehow when she didn't know it.
A good woman may believe that she
loves tho Lord better then she does her
husband, but she isn't, apt to brag around
the house about.it.—New York Press.
More Reliable.
late  every
"Bridget has had   breakfast
day this week.     Can't you do
to get her up on time?''
"Well, there's the alarm clock."
"That doesn't alwi-.vs po o!7.    Lend her
the baby."—Chicago Record.
Securely to seal a bottle a new device
consists of two wires with arrow-pointed
heads, the ends of which are torced into
holes in the end of the bottle neck, the
heads spreading out and engaging at th»
bottom of the holes.
An extension bicycle lock to fit any
size chain is formed of a number of
sections of metal, hinged U-shaped, the
sides of the U sliding on each other to
open or close tho loop, one end of which
contains a lock to secure the   other   end.
<?• th! ram lift
ssued   Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M- Whitney, Editor.
fine  Year
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Notices    of   Births,    Marriages    and
Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.
No Advertisment inserted for less than
50 cents. '" ■
Persons  failing to get  THE News   regularly should notify the Office.
TUESDAY, SEPT.    7th,   1897.
The great rise in wheat is having a
marvelous effect in the United States.
The prosperity of the farmer means prosperity to all. In Manitoba the effect will
be equally felt, and what with that and
the wonderfully rich placer mining in the
Narth West, the clouds of business
depression are rapidily being dissipated.
An eta. of prosperity has set in which
may be expected to la »t for some years.
Vv E are glad to see the Victoria merchants are moving to open the  Stickine
Lake Teslin  route to the  Klondike,  and
trust the Provincial government will give
this project what aid   it can.    Vancouver
merchants should join in this movement.
Boats in   passing up the Stickine would
go  through  only 60 miles of American
territory,  and by treaty,   these would  be-
free  to  us  without  the   obstructions  of
customs  linesi    It would,  therefore,   be
practically wholly within British territory.
From  Victoria  by  steamer   to ' Wran-
gel would be three days, two days up the
river to Glenora, Telegraph Creek; and .1
pack train  from there to  Lake  Teslin, a
distance of about 125 miles, say five days.
Lake Teslin is 50 or 60 miles long,  and
small serviceable steamers in the knock
down   were taken  up. last  week by  the
Thistle,   to   be   placed   on   its   waters.
Lake  Teslin    flovvs  into   and forms the
Hootalinqua river—a navigable stream—
which empties into'the Yukon.
This   route has   no   obstruction; and
barring  the distance    from   Glenora  to
Lake  Teslin is by navigable  water with
no   dangerous  rapids.    The  connecting
trail is  over level   land, or at least there
are   no   elevations    worth     mentioning.
There may be some swamps, but passing
around  them, not  much   increasing  the
dis'.ance, a good   dry nearly  level trail is
found.    Pack trains-will  answer until a
railway is built.    But the Provincial gov.
eminent  should  promptly,  early in   the
winter's session of the   legislature,   bring
down a bill  for a railway  connecting the
lake .with  the Stickine,   thus   making  a
continuous rail and water route.     Doubtless this will be done,  and then  this will
at once  become the  favorite, and principally traveled route from the coast to the
gold fields, and secure the benefits  flowing from the vast out-fitting   trade to our
Through   the    building  of the  Crows
Nest Pass railway into the Kootenay, and
the refusal of the Dominion  government
to aid a road to the coast, we shall  loose
to a great extent the trade of that section.
The Klondike trade is largely  within our
grasp through the opening of this route.
Let us  have a railway charter  promptly
with reasonable aid, conditioned that the
road shall be promptly built.    One  hundred  and    twenty-five  miles  of railway
completing  the link, can be constructed
in a few  weeks.    This is our opportunity
and it must not be neglected.
* *
Gold was found on the .Stickine in 1862
an 1 doubtless there and on the Hootalin-
qua river are good chances for the
pioopecjor. The climate is not severe
Those who were up there going ;ts far as
Dease Lake, a little to the east, tell us
that in   October of the  year that  section
was visited by them, there was no, snow,
and That during the winter even a tent
was used, and grass abundant. '.'•.
Work on the new coke ovens has com
menced. . " - /;
The bunkers are about finished; bnt
considerable remains to be done on the
'approaches. (,.
Mr. Geo. Howe says that he is frequently called upon for a conveyance to
•Union, but of course cannot supply ic as
there is no road.
The steamer Bristol reached Union
Wharf Wednesday morning last, coming
from Victoria on her way to St.- M ichaels.
She had abuard ninety-eight 'passengers.
The people are greatly annoyed because there appears to be a disposition on
the part of the government agent to leave
them for another year without a road to
Union. A trail is not what is wanted,
and it will be allowed to grow up for
want of travel.
The trustees of the Bayne Sound
school are:"A. McKay, Lindsay Ray, and
,:M. Marshall. It is understood they
have engaged Miss Edith Dalby of Victoria ' as teacher. It is expected the
build'ng would be ready to enable the
school to begin this week.
i^Ther-3 is Nothing
Williams' B.  C. Dirictory.
We have received a copy of Williams
Directory of British Columbia just out.
It is a well bound volume of 750 pages,
and by far the best directory which has
ever been published of the Province, lib
only competitor in the field is a smaller
Work known as Henderson's Directory,
which only gives 12 names for Union,
while in Williams there are fully 300
names and an appreciative write-up of
the town. Aa great a difference' may be
noted with reference to many other
places. ■- 0
A good Directory like Williams' is a
most convenient book to a business man,
ps it is a very complete hand book of the
Province, giving a person a very correct
idea of the different towns, locations,,
business, etc.
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—D.)  not    de -
pair.    There is noc ouly sympathy,   bu*
help for you.    There is no earthly reiis"
on why you.should longer   endure   tlu
miseries arising from Irregularities,   P«
riodical Headaches, Palling or Displacement of the Womb,   Leucorrhoea,   Ner-
vou neas,   Hysteria and like   ailments
which rob you of your screugth,   health
and beauty, and make you   prematurely
old.    In   sacred confidence tell   everything tn Dr. Ratcliff.-, who:is au   expert
on all Female Complaints.
WEAK MEW—Young,   nv'ddle-aged  am!
old,  who have  violated tne laws of   nature :    You are now reaping the result-
of your former folly.   Many of you have
Evil Dreams, Exhausting Drain*, Iinoo-
teucy, Atrophy or   the   Wasting Away
of   the Organs;   Lost   Manhood;  Weak,
Aching Back; Frequent, Painful Unna-
tion and   Sediment   in  TJrine;  Pnn'uleA,
Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Bashfulnes*.
Despondency, Stupidity, Loss of Ambition  or   similar   symptoms.    In    brief
your body, brain and sexual organs have
become weak.     Dr. Batcliffe can rector*,
to you   what   you   have   lost—YOUR
you for pleasure,   study,   busiueas  and
marriage, nad  send  you out   into   the
world with life anew.
VARICOCELE—Hydrocele,   Gonorrhoea,
Gleet, Stiicture and Syphilis completely
cured by Dr.   Kateliffe   in   the  shortest
possible time.
KIDNEY—Bladder, Urinary. Liver, Stomach, Heart aud   Lung   Diseases;    Eye,
Ear, Nose, Throat aud   Brain   Diseases;
Biood   and   Skin Diseases,   aud   Piles,
Fistula,    Rheumatism,     Rupture     and
Chronic Catarrh  permanently cured by
the latest and  best methods kuowx. to
medical science.
MAIL    TREATMENT—Always    satisfactory.    Therefore write if you cannot
call.    Free Book on nervous and sexual
diseases to all describing their troubles.
Office hours : 9 a. m. to 8 p. m. ;    Sundays from 10 to 12 a. m. only.    Address
DR.  RATCLIFFE—713   Fir*t    Avenue,
Seattle, Wash.
If it is Well Put Togetlier
So here it is : :
Single Harness at $Io, $12, $15 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 a   O EOis:ES'!
...... FoplTwenty-Fi veSCents	
Trunks at Prices to Suit
the Times.
Repairing! JSsssyi£Se
Wesley Willard
Drs   Lawrence . & Westwood.
Physieians and Surgeons.
•   TT-^TIOIL-T B.C.
We have appointed Mr. James Ab-
rams our collector until runner notice, to whom all overdue accounts
™ay be paid.
PHVH'Cfj'N,    Surgeon "and   Accouciikur.
Olfiees : Willakd Block, Cumberland
Hours of Consultation:   CUMr.KULASD, .10 to
12 a. m. Tuesdays' and Fridays.
COURTENAY,   7 to 9
A. M. AND P. M.
'.S. DALBY, D.D.S.&LD.Sg'
$ . Dentistry in all its .Branches   &'
^  : : t&
(50 Plate work, tilling and extracting fti
'$ Office opposite Wavcrl y Hotel, Union $
0,     Hours—9 a.m. to a p.m. and from     (V
.$ Gp.m. tc? 8 p.m. &'
Office Room 2, McPhee & -Moore B'ld'g and at
V. O.  DRAWKR    18.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister &c Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
c. mmereial Street.
Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public
Office:—First    Street.     Union, B. C
m niiiiwimnii
Crtrner of Bastion and Commercial
Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.
Branch .Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir
Avenue, B. C.
' Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  of
each month and remain ten days.
tf©1R    SB OLE
FOR SALE. —My house and two  lota  in
the village of Courtenaj'.
K. Grant,  Union.
rpOR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a
*■ half from Union, contains 100 acres
and will bo disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Aduam.s.
For Salis.—The dwelling house and
lot on ■M.'.'ryport avenue belonging to Mr
J. S. Kendall. The house is lh storey,
well built, good well of water and garden
Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.
Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer City of
The  Steamer CITY of NANAIMO
will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS aa paasongora
and. freight may offer
Leave Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
"   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m
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.
Society     Cards
I.    O.    O.    F.
Union Lodge,   No.   ii.   meets   e ery
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth
ren cordially invited to attend.
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.#e No 14 A.F .& A.M.,L\C.R
Courtenay .13. C
Lodge meets on every Saturday  on or
before the full of the moon
v'isi:i;ig Hroiheis    cordially  requested
to attend.        c
R. S. McConncll,
I I 1 ■ in
Cumberland  Encampment.
'    No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.
Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ot
each month at 8  o'clock p. m.    Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
John Co.mue. Scribe.
Esquimalt &. Nena.mo
Railway Company.
NOTICE. -   .  ■
\\JANTED—A good canvasser.
* * 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
JEWELER, UNION, B. C. Jewelry made
to order, and Precious Stones set. Note
onces : Cleans Watches thoroughly for 75c.
New Maiu Spring, 75c. Balance and Pallet
Staffs, $1.25. Guarantees all work for 12
months. Practical experience of over 25
TO   PROSPECTORS,    Miners,   and
Holders of Mineral CUims on   unoccupied land within the Esijuimult & N;in:nmn
Railway Companv's   Lane!   Grant—FOR
ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date of
this   notice,   the   Railway   Company wiil
-ell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting
Coal and Iron) and the   Surface rights of
Mineral Claims, at the   price «f $5.00. per
acre.    Such sales   will oe  subject  to all
other reservations  contained in   conveyances   from the    Company   prior to this
date.    One-half of the   purchase   money
to be   paid ten   davs after   recording the
Claim with the government,   and a duplicate of the record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment
of the first   instalment.    The  balance of
the   purchase .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  arranyc-
ments with the   Company for   acquiring
Surface and Mineral rights,  are  hereby-
notified . to at once   make the   first payment on their Claims, as otherwise they
will be deemed and treated as trespassers.
Leonard H. Solly,
Victoria, BC]    Land Commissioner
June i, 1897. J 2390
T. D.  McLEAN,
Increase in our repairing
department, under the
supervision of Mr. Ash, speaks
for itself of the quality of work
turned out. We guarantee every watch repaired by us to g"ive
perfect satisfaction.
Are the lowest consistent with
good work!
Just received a shipment of the
latest novels in paper covers,
which are selling rapidly. All
orders by mail or otherwise,
will receive prompt attention.
T. D. MM.
*S*Dealer in
Stoves and Tinware
Plumbing^ and efeneral
Sneetiron work     ;
tea Agent for the     .     ,
.Celebrated Gurney
Souvenir Stoves and
y-1— Ranges—^
Manufacturer of the
New Air-tight heaters
It publishes all that is worthy of notice
It Gives
the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
It Supports
TERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement,
it Publishes Gccasionaiiy,
Brig-lit Original Stories,
Bright Original Poems,
Bright Original "Chatter.>>
which has a TELEGRAPHIC SER-
It is the exponent of die district, a:ul
' by ,it the district will be judy-d by the
-outside public. ''
, It is as CI 1E.A V .■(!•■ .1   I'ood   paper   fan
-CI1-m!-|' '..
C»ive it yoiir-«en.'.'-ri'iis>irppciM ai:«: thi. re
be increa-t-i.i iipprcvi-riu-t.i's.
i  -J. I;    M¥%Wl%fJ
Florist, Seecfsiilan and
Landscape Gardener
Seeds.? Ornamental   Trees and'
Also . bulbs ,. in . variety,   -ixiclu'dirgr"
Hyacinths,   Narcissus,   Fuchies, □
Tulips and Idllies.
-     - B. C.
General Teaming. Powder
Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood
in Blocks Furnished.
I have moved into my new shop on
Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared
to manufacture and repair all kinds of
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
Give me a call.
Anyone Bending a sketch and description nsay
probably patentable. Commnntcatlbns stricttr
fi>D?*?nt.laL Oldest affencyforsecnrlngpatenS
lnpA2l?nc?-i.We h«*e a Washington offlceT^
Patents taken tbrouRh Munn & Co. recelr*
fecial notice In the *«jvmtw
SS^Sj?iL1I!U8tratPd' Jaftrest elrcnlation of
nLBf<iJnt,fic J2urna:' weekly, terms $3.00 ayear;
'1.WB1X mouths.    Soeclmen codJrs and Bakci»
i/»«n- ^„ r> Specimen copies and
ioOK ow Fatkjits sent free.   Address
MUNN   &  CO.,
361 Broddwny, New York.
We do  all   kinds   of
Job Printing, anything
from a Dodger to the
neatest Business Card
or  Circular.
*i\ to,
ft   4
Wishes and Work.
Said one little chick,   with a  funny;  little
"I wish I could find a nice fat worm."
Taiurrr Church—Services in   the   eve-
uiug.    Rev. J. X. Willeinar, rector.
Mkthodist Church—    Services   at   the
Said another'little chicken,  with a queer J tt8aikl hoU« morning and eveuing.    I4ev. W.
little shrug,
"I wish I could find a- nice fat bug."
Said a third little chick,' with  a  strange
little squeal,
"I. wish I could   find  some  nice  yellow
"Now, look here," said  the mother, from
the green garden patch,
"If you want any breakfast you must get
up and scratch.3
Cumberland'and Union Water-works
Company, Ld.
The above company will place the line of
«ervice from the mains to the line of the
street, at each house when the trenches are
open, bat after completion of the water system the charge will be $7.50 for tapping the
F. B Sinrm, Seo'y-
Like Anybody's Mother.
For all hier  incomparable diginity of deportment there is   something   homely and
gentle   about the   queen   of  Eugland.    "I
don't know how it is," remarked one of her
great officers not long ago; "I'm such a shy
man, and really to chat  with some princes-
«ej embarrasses me, but as soon as I see the
queen all shyness vanishes   .Why, she is as
easy to talk  with as your own or anybody's
mother 2    No one can feel shy of the queen,
an 1, what is more, it would  vex her if they
Hicks, pastor.
St. George's Presbyterian Church—
Rev. J. C. Forater. Services at 11 a.
no. and 7 p. m. Sunday Schoo ^t2:30.
Y.P.S.C.E.  at  close   of   evening   service.
GOVT AGENT Assessor and Collector.—W. B. Anuebsox, Office, Union,
residence, Comox.
and Coroner./—James Abrams, Union.
JUSTICES of the Peace.—Union,
A. McKnifc-ht, W. B. Walker, and H. P.
Colliu.—Comox, Geo. F. Drabble, and
Thomas Cairns.—Courtenav, J. W.
McKenzie.—Sand wick, John Mundell.
CONSTABLES.—J.   W.   Hutchinson,
and P. S. Scharschmidt, Union.
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable pates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. c.
Aprons for use -when doing domestic
work have the pockets deep enough to
hold a dusting brush or cloth brush.
This saves much weariness of body and
spirit, for one has not to hunt round the
room for the particular brush for each
different object. A special small ring is
attached to housework aprons far. back
to carry the keys.
COURTKNA.Y is a pleasant village situated
on both sidg»of the Courienuy River, and on
the road u > the Settlement, three miles fr-um
Comox iiujr. The road to Unioc also passes
through it. - has a central position. Here
are two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,
aorta-water works, posr. office, shops, etc. It is
«favorite place for fishermen and hunters.
Galium, Proprietor.
H.   Mc-
OEOBOE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker.
British Columbia Directory.
The Williams,guaranteed to be the
only complete Directory of British Columbia that1 will be published this year. As
soon as issued from the press it will be
delivered throughout Comox District.
Take no other and srre you yet THE
R. T. Williams, Publisher
28-Broad St., Victoria, B.C.
I>:   .
Why   He   Quit.
A professional geutleman, who was ac-
cuatomed to take his morning glass, stepped
into a saloon, and going up to the bar called
for whiskey. A ee«dy individual stepped
up to bim and said, "I say 'squire, can't
you auk an unfortunate fellow to join you T"
He was annoyed by the man's familiarity,
and roughly told him, "I am not in the
habit of drinking with tramps."
The tramp replied: "You need not be so
cranky and high minded, my friend. I vesture to say that I am of just as good a
famil? as you are, have just as good an
education, and before I toak to drink was
jast m respectable as you are. What ia
more, I always' knew how to act the
gentleman. Take my word for it, you
stick to John Barleycorn and he will bring
yon to just the saiRe place I am."
Struck with his words, the   gentleman set
down his glass  and turned  to look  at him.
His eyes were  bloodshot,   bis face  bloated,
bis boots   miamated,   his   clothing   filthy.
"Then was it drinking  that made you like
"Yes, it was, and it will bring you to the
same if you stick to it."
Picking up his untouched glasr, he poured the contents upon the floor and said,
'Then it's time I quit,'' and left the saloon
never to enter it again.
COMOX is a'villnare beaut ifullj-Jlocatedionlthe
bay of the same name, in Comox District. A
Practice Range, Muss House and Wharf, havo
lately been established on the SundSpit. which
forms the hurbor, by rh«> naval authorities, and
here some one of Hor MiijusJty'a Ships is, to be
found two-thirla of Ihu time. Here la a post
,oftice.tWiO hoti'la. two stores, briery, «rc. The
scenery grand, aud tfbod hunting lienr. Tim
City of Na.11/ji1110 from Victoria calls hurt) on
Wednesdays, and departs  Friday   mornings.
H. C. L.UCA3, Proprietor,  COMOX
BAKERY, Comox, B. C.
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
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of the Four.
"But how came he to° have so smgu-.
lar a companion ?"
"Ah. that is more,than I can tell.
Since, however, we had already determined that Small had come from the
Andamans, it is not so very wonderful
that this islander should , he with him.
No doubt we shall know all about it in
time. ' Look here, "Watson; you look
regularly done.    Lie down there on the
■ sofa, and see if I can put you to sleep."
He took up his violin from the corner.
end as I stretched myself out he began
to play some low, dreamy, melodious
air—his own, no doubt, for he had a remarkable gift for improvisation. I
have a vague remembrance of his
gaunt limbs, his earnest face, and the
rise and fall of his bow. Then I seemed
to be floating-'peacefully away upon a,
soft sea of sound, until I found myself
in dreamland, with the sweet face of
Mary Morstan looking down upon me.
It was late in the afternoon before I
awoke, strengthened and refreshed.
Sherlock Holmes still sat exactly as I
had left him, save • that';he had laid
aside his violin and;,was deep in a
took.    He   looked'  across at me  as I
■ stirred, and I noticed that his face was
dark and troubled.
"You have slept soundly," he said.'
"I feared that   our talk would wake
with such a look fhatl don't know how
I ever got out of the room."
"I don't think that you have any
cause to be uneasy, Mrs. Hudson," I
answered. "I have seen him like this
before. He has some , small , matter
upon .his mind which.makes him restless." I tried to speak lightly to our
worthy landlady, but I was myself
somewhat uneasy when through the
long night I still, from time to time,
heard- the dull sound of his tread, and
knew how his keen spirit was chafing
against this involuntary inaction.
At breakfast time he looked worn
and haggard, with, a little fleck of
feverish color upon either cheek.
"You are knocking yourself up, old
man," I remarked. "I .heard you
marching about in the night."
"No, I could not sleep," he answered.
"This infernal problem is. consuming
me. .It is too much to be balked by so
petty an obstacle, when all else had
Been overcome. I know the men, the
launch, everything; and yet I can get
no news. I nave set other agencies at
wjork, and used every means at my
disposal. The whole river has been
searched on either side,'but there is ho
news, nor has Mrs. Smith heard of her
husband. I shall come to the conclusion soon that they have scuttled
the craft. But there are objections to
"Or that Mrs. Smith has put us on
a wrong scent." ,:    '
"No, I think that,may be dismissed.
I had inquiries/made, and there isra
launch of that description." •
"Could it have gone up the' river ?"
"I have considered that possibility,
too, and there is a search party who
will work up as far as Richmond. If
no news, comes to-day, I shall start off
myself to-morrow, and go for the men
rather than the boat. But surely r surely, we shall hear something."     ,
"We did not, however. Not a word
came to us either from  Wiggins   or
"I heard, nothing," I answered.
"Have you had fresh news; then ?"
, "Unfortunately, no. X confess that
I am surprised and disappointed. I
expected something definite by this
time. Wiggins has just been up to report. He says that no trace can be
iouad of the launch. It is a provoking
check, for every hour is of importance."
"Can I do anything? I am perfectly
fresh iiow, and quite ready for another
night's outing." ;.■;„■;
"No ; we can do nothing. We can
only wait. If w;e' go ourselves, the
message might come in our absence,
and delay be caused. You can do what
you will, but I must remain on guard."
'' Then. I shall. run over to Camber-
well and call upon Mrs. Cecil Forrester.
She asked me to'.yesterday."
"On Mrs. Cecil Forrester?" asked
Holmes, with, the twinkle, of'a smile in
his eyes..; ';:-, :'::- ".
- " Well, of course, oh Miss .Morstan,
too. They were anxious to hear what
"I would not tell them too; much,"
said Holmes. ''Women are never- to
be entirely trusted-—not the best of
them."     :
I did>: not pause to argue over this
atrocious sentiment. "I shall be back
in an hour or two," I remarked.
"All right! G-ood luck ! But, I say,
if you are crossing the river you may
as well return ' Toby, for I don't think
it at all likely that we shall have any
use for him now."
, I took our mongrel accordingly, and
left him, together with a half-sovereign, at the old naturalist's in Pinchin
lane. At Camberwell I found Miss
Morstan a little weaiy after her night's
adventures, but very eager to hear the
news. Mrs. Forrester, too, was full of
curiosity. I told them all that :we had
done, suppressing, however, the more
dreadful parts of the tragedy."" Thus,
although I spoke of Mi-..Sho.lto's death,
I said nothing of tJie exact manner and
method of it. With all my omissions,
however, there was enough to startlei
and amaze them.
"It is a romance!" cried Mrs.
'Forrester. "An injured lady, half a
million in treasure, a black cannibal
and a wooden-legged ruffian. They
take the place of the conventional
dragon or wicked earl." •'
"And two ■ knight-errants to the
rescue," added Miss Morstan, with a
bright glance tit me.
"Why, Mary, your fortune depends
upon the issue of this search. I don't
think that you are nearly excited
enough. Just imagine what it must
he to be so rich aud to have the world
at your feet."
It sent a thrill of joy to my heart to
notice that she showed no sign of elation at the prospect. On the contrary,
she gave a toss of her proud head, as
though the matter were one in which
she took small interest.
"It is for Mr. Thaddeus Sholto that I
am anxious," she said. "Nothing else
is of any consequence ; but I think that
he has behaved most kindly and honorably throughout. It is our duty to
clear him of this dreadful and unfounded charge."
It was evening before I left Camber-
well, and quite dark by the time I
reached home. My companion's hook
and pipe lay by his chair, but he had
disappeared. I looked about in the
hope of seeing a note, but there was
"I suppose that Mr. Sherlock Holmes
has gone out," I said to Mrs. Hudson,
ae she came up to lower the blinds.
"No, sir. He has gone to his room,
sir. Do you know, sir," sinking her
voice into an impressive whisper, "I
am afraid for his health !"
"Why so, Mrs. Hudson?"
"Well, he's that strange, sir- After
you was gone he walked, and he walked, up and down, and up and down,
until I was weary of the sound of his
footstep. Then I heard him talking to
himself, and muttering, and every time
the bell rang out he came on the stairhead, with, 'What is that, Mrs. Hudson ?' And now he has slammed off to
his room, hut I can hear him walking
away the same as ever. I hope hews
not going to be ill, sir. I ventured to
say something to him about cooling
medicine.,  hut   he   turned^nme, sir,
other agencies. ■ There were articles in
most-of the papers upon, the Norwood
tragedy. They all appeared to be
rather hostile to the unfortunate Thaddeus Sholto. No fresh" details were to
he found, however, in , any of them,
save that an inquest was to be held
upon the following day. I walked over
to Camberwell in the evening to report
our ill success to the ladies, _and on my
return I found Holmes dejected and
morose.' .He would hardly reply to my
questions, and busied himself all evening in an abstruse, chemical analysis
which involved much heating of retorts
and distilling of ■ vapors, ending at last
in a smell which fairly drove me out of
the apartment. Up to. the small hours
of the morning 'I could hear the clinking of his test tubes, which told me
that he was still engaged in his malodorous experiment.
In the early dawn I woke with a
start,, and was surprised to find him
standing by my bedside, clad in a rude
sailor dress,: with a peajacket and a
coarse red scarf round his neck. ■
"I am off down -the,;river, Watson,",
said he. \I have been turning it over
in my mind," and I can see only one
way of it. ; It is worth trying,. at all
events." .;'■-"■"'
"Surely I can come with you, then?"
said I.
"No ; you can be much more useful
if you will remain here as my representative, lam loath .to go, f or it ia
quite on the cards that some message
may. come during the .day, though
Wiggins was despondent. about it last
night. I want you to open all notes
and telegrams, and to act on your
own judgment if any news should
come. Can I rely upon you ?"
"Most certainly."
"I am afraid that you will not he
able to wire to me,.for I can hardly tell
yet where I may find myself. If I am
in luck, however, I may not be - gone so
verv long. I shall have news of some
sort or other before. I get back."
I had heard nothing of him by breakfast time. On opening the' Standard^
however, I found that there was a
fresh allusion to the business. "With
reference to the Upper Norwood tragedy," it remarked, "we have reason to
believe that the matter promises to be
even more complex and mysteriom
than was originally supposed. Fresh
evidence has shown that it is quite impossible that Mr. Thaddeus Sholto
could have been in any way concerned
in the matter. He and the housekeeper, Mrs. Bernstone, were both released
yesterday evening. It is believed,
however, that the police have a clue to
the real culprits, and that it is being
prosecuted by Mr.. Athelney Jones, or
Scotland Yard, with all his well-known
energy and sagacity. Further arrests
may be expected at any moment."
"That is satisfactory as far as it
goes," thought I. "Friend Sholto is
safe, at any rate. I wonder what the
fresh clue may be ; though it seems to
be a stereotyped form whenever the
police have made a blunder."
I tossed the paper down upon the
table, hut at that moment my eye
caught an advertisement in the agony
column.    It ran in this way :
"LOST,—Whereas, Mordecai Smith,
boatman, and his son Jim, left Smith's
Wharf at or about three o'clock last
Tuesday morning, in the steam launch
Aurora, black with two red stripes,
funnel black with a white band ; the
sum of five pounds will be .paid to any
one who can give information to Mrs.
Smith, Smith's wharf, or at 221b Baker
street, as to the whereabouts of the
said Mordecai Smith and the launch
This was clearly Holmes' doing. The
Baker street address was enough to
prove that. It struck me as rather ingenious, because it might he read by
the fugitives without their seeing in it
more than the natural anxiety of a wife
for her missing husband.
It was a long day. Every time that
a knock came to the door, or a sharp
step passed in the street, I imagined
that it was either Holmes returning or
an answer to his advertisement. I
tried to read, hut my thoughts
would wander off to our strange
quest and to the, ill-assorted and
villainous pair   whom we were pursu-
ing.     uouia   tnere   be,    I   wondered, |
some  radical   flaw in my companion's
reasoning ?   Might he be suffering from |
some huge seif-deception ?   Was it not
possible that this nimble  and speculative mind had built, up this wild-theory
upon   faulty   premises ?   I had never
known him to be wrong ; and yet the
keenest reasoner may occasionally he
deceived.'   He was. likely, I thought, to-
fall into error through the over-refinement of his logic—his preference for a
subtle and bizarre explanation when a
plainer and more commonplace one lay
ready to his hand.   Yet,, on the other
hand, I had myself seen the evidence;
and I had heard the reasons for his deductions.-   When I looked back on the
long chain, of .curious   circumstances,
manyof  them trivial  in   themselves,
but all tending in' the same direction,
I cowld riot   disguise from myself that
even if Holmes'   explanation .were'incorrect the true theory must be equally
outre and startling.
At . three o'clock in the afternoon
there was a. loud peel at the bell, ah
•authoritative voice in the hall, arid, to
"my .surprise* ■ no less a person than Mr.
Athelneyr: Jones was shown up to me.
Very different was,, he. however, from
the brusque arid masterful professor of
common-sense wlio had taken over the
case so confidently at Upper Norwood.
His expression .was downcast, and his
bearing meek and even apologetic-
"Good-day, sir; good-day," said he.
"Mr. Sherlock Holmes is out, I understand." ' , ■■■•;..■
"Yes; and I cannot be sure when he
will be back. But perhaps you would
care to wait. Take that chair and try
one of these cigars,"
"Thank you ; I don't mind if I do,"
said he, mopping his face, with a red
bandanna handkerchief.
"And a whisky arid soda ?.";
"Well, half _a glass..'.It is* very hot
for the time of year ; and'"I have had a
good deal to worry'arid try me. You
know   my theory about this Norwood
'I  remember   that  you' expressed
one.".".;   .^yyyy ::;..:.      ..'yy.r^yyy
"Well, I have been obliged to reconsider it. I .liadmy net drawn tightly
round Mr. Sholto, sir, when pop he
"went through ;a;hble in'.-the middle of it.
He was able to prove an alibi which
c.ould;"hot be shaken. , From the time
that he left his brother's room lie was
never out of sight of some one"or other.
So it could not be he who climbed over
roofs and through trap-doors. It's a
very dari: case, and my professional'
credit is at stake. I should be very
glad of a little assistance. ■'    .   "  '
. "We all need help sometirnes," said I.
■ '• "Your friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes,
is a wonderful man, sir," said he, in a
husky and confidential tone: /'He's'a
•man who ,is %tot to \be beat. ■ I have
known that young man go info a good
many cases, bxit L never saw, the case
yet that he could not" throw a light
upon. uHe is irregular in his methods,
and a little quick, perhaps,! in j umping
at theories, but, on the whole, I think
he would haye made a, most promising
officer, and I don't care who knows it.
1 have had a wire from: him this morning; by which I understand that lie has
got'some clue to this Sholto business.
Here'is his message."-
He took the telegram out of his
pocket, and handed it to irie. It was
dated from Poplar at. twelve o'clock.
"Go to Baker street at once," it said.'
"If I have not returned, wait for me. I
am close on the track of the Sholto
gang. You can come with us to-night
if you want .to be in at the finish."
"This sounds well. He has>evident-
ly picked up the scent again, "said I.
"Ah, then he has been at fault, too,"
exclaimed Jones, with evident,satisfaction.    "Even the best of us are thrown
off  sometimes.     Of   course' this   may
prove-to be a false alarm ; but it is my
duty as an officer  of the law to allow
no chance to slip.    But there is some
one at the door.    Perhaps this is he."
A heavy step was heard ascending
the .stairs, with a great, wheezing and
rattling as from a man who w.as sorely
put, to it for breath.   -Once  or twice he
stopped, ;as though the climb were  too
much for him, but at; last he made his
way to our door and,entered.    His appearance corresponded   to   the sounds
which we had heard-.    He' was ah aged
man, clad in seafaring ga-rb, and withan . old peajacket buttoned up to the
throat.     His   back   was   bowed,   his
knees were shaky,   and his breathing
was painfully asthmatic.    As he leaned   -upon   a   thick   oaken   cudgel   his
shoulders heaved in the effort to draw
the air into his lungs.    He had a, colored scarf round his chin, and I could see
little of his. face save a. pair, of keen,
dark eyes,  overhung by bushy white
brows,  and   long   gray   sidewhiskers.
Altogether he gave me the impression
of a respectable   master   mariner who
had fallen into years and poverty.
"What is it, my man?" I asked.
He   looked about him in the slow,
methodical fashion of the age.
"Is Mr. Sherlock Holmes here?" said
he.       "
"No ; but I am acting for him. You
can tell me any message you have for
"It was to himself I was to tell it,"
said he.
"But I tell you that I am acting for
him. Was it about Mordepai Smith's
"Yes. I knows well where it is. An'
I knows where the men he is after are.
An' I knows where the treasure is. I
knows all about it."
"Then tell me, and I shall let him
"It was to him I. was to tell it," he
repeated, with the petulant obstinacy
of a very old man.
"Well, you must wait for him."
"No, no ; I ain't goin' to lose a whole
day to please no  one.    If Mr. Holmes
you, whether you like it or "not,   until
our friend returns."
The. old man made a little run toward
the door, but, as Athelney Jones put
his broad back against it, he recognized
:the tiselessness-of-resistance".   •''■'•'
"Pretty sort o' treatment this !" he
cried, stamping his stick. , "I come
here to see a gentleman, and you two,
who I never saw in my life, seize irie
and treat me in this fashion !"
,, "You will be ■none, the worse," I said.
"We shall recompense you for the loss
-of .your time. Sit over here on the sofa,
and you will not have long to wait."
He came across sullenly enough, and
seated himself with his face resting on
his hands'.' Jones and I' -resumed our
cigars and our talk. Suddenly, however, Holmes''voice broke in upon us;
"I think that you might offer me a
cigar, top," ho said.
We both started in our chairs. There
was Holmes sitting close to us with an
air of quiet amusement.
"Holmes!",I exclaimed. "Youhere!
But where is the old man ?"
. "Here is. the old man," said he, hold-t;
ing, out a heap of white hair. . "Here
he is—wig, whiskers, eyebrows and all.
I thought my disguise was protty good,,
but I hardlj'- expected that it -wrould
'stand that tost."
. "Ah,'you rogue .'"cried Jones, highly delia-htcd. "You would have made
an actor, and a rare one. You had' the
'proper workhouse cough, and those,
weak legs of yours are worth ten pound
a week. I thought I knew the glint
of your eye, .though. You didn't get
away from us so easily, you see."
"I have been working in that get-up
all day," he said, lighting his cigar.
"You see, a good manyof the criminal
classes begin to know me—especially
since our friend here took to publishing
some of my cases , so I can only go on
the warpath under some simple disguise like this.    You got my wire ?" '
"Yes; that was what brought me
here." ;. .
"How kas your case prospered?"
"It has all come  to nothing.    I had
to release   two of   my . prisoners   and
there is no evidence against  the other
two." ^   ■
; "Never mind. We shall give vou
two others in the place of them.' But
you must put yourself under my orders.
You are welcome to all the' official
credit, but. yon must act ori the lines
that I point out.    Is that agreed?"
"■Entirely, if you will help me to the
."Well, then, in the first place I shall
want a fast police-boat—a steam
launch—to be at the Westminster stairs
at seven o'clock."
"That is easily managed. There is
always one'about there : but I can step
across the road and telephone to make
A Pair.
Heigho! The ball last night I thought
(Although the men for dances fought,
And I looked at nay best)
The slowest, stupidest affair— '  •
(That firm is horrid, I declare,;
To send Jack west!)      '',■■'.
Except one waltz.   He danced like JacJc
I shut my eyes and thought him back,
So well did it deceive. .'■••'■,'     : .;
And then, while we went circling round,
Just looked in silence on the ground
And made believe.
The music stopped.   He begged my card.
"What!   Full?" then bit his pencil hard
And drew a little sigh. '
"You dance so like her!" he confessed.
"A girl I know at home, out west."
"Hew strange!" said I.        ' V-
—J. M. Chater in Truth.
A Sharp  Retort.
The' retort givon by a certain learned
scientist must have been more amusing ,tc
the onlookers than to thelearned gentleman's antagonist.    ■
It happened at: dormer that one of th«
guests began t' dcrido philosophy and
went on rudely to express the opinion that
philosopher was but another way of spelling fool.
"What is your opinion, profess—'?" he
asked. "Is there much distance '-x4 ween
Tho professor, with a polite bow to hia
boorish vis-n-vis, responded gravely,
"Sometimes only tho width of a table."—
Youth's Compau'ion.
Equal to the ""-Emergency.
Justin Huntly McCarthy was once showing n young American woman over th«
houses of parliament. In escorting her
through tho library of the commons ha
casually mentioned, as, a rnoro or less interesting fact, that it was against the rules
for a woman to sit down there. "Is that
really a law of the place?" asked the fail
American.' "That is so," answered' McCarthy gravely. "Then," said his visitor,
"you just see me break it,"and, drawing
up a chair, she sat resolutely down at the ,
table. -
The Killing' Passion.
About the "scorcher's" dying bed
His parents stood in grief profound;
A candle ilickered at his head,
Hushed weepiug was tho only sound.
The battered "bike" outside the door
Told plainly how the.deed was done—
The speedway ne'er would see him luora^
For death would come by set of sun.
But see, across that face so dear
A ray of reason seems to glido—
He starts, then whispers strangely clear,
"I wonder what wheels angels ride!"
—■LuranaW. Sheldon iiiNewYorkJournaL
Have  a jfruternul  Time Togntlicr uud Go
In Tor a Urotlierly Shave.
In attendance upon the recent inaugural ball at Helena, Mon., was E. H.
Becker of the Billings Gazette and, A.
. K. Yerkes of the Bozcman Chronicle,
two men who would reflect credit upon
journalism anywhere. They' roomed together. ■, During; the evening of the ball
Orpheus 1?. G6d.dard.was sent out to buy
some white neckties) but returned with
tjhe information that, while he found a
store open, the proprietor could, not sell
Him a tiling, as it was after hours and.
he was afraid, of a boycott.
This announcement caused more or
less defamation, especially when Goddard.
pulled out a necktie and quietly remarked that he took it when the proprietor wasn't, looking and would pay him
for it in the morning. It was not until
Goddard had fished out two more, similarly abstracted from the store, .that
Becker agreed to attend the ball. Then
he discovered that he needed a shave.
"Oh, that's all right," saidYerkes. "I
have a safety with me, and I'll give you
a shave that'll.; ;make you think 1 ought
to have been a barber."
"What in the name of heaven is a
safety?"'said Becker.
"Never   you     mind,"    said     Yerkes.
"Just   lie   back   in the ohair and go   to
sleep.    I'll   wake   you   up   when   I gat
. through."
Becker lay back while Yerkes pinionid
his hands behind the chair and went at
him with a lawn mower razor. It was a
beard of a week's'growth, and" the operator pulled and sawed with vigor. Durinsr
the scrape, through which Becker yelled
and swore and shed tears, a man from
the next room came in; and asked:—
"What in thunder are you tearing the
paper off the wall for?"
: This did not disturb the imperturbable
Yerkes one bit, but it made Becker
swear, plead and threaten all the harder.
Nevertheless Yerkes held his victim
down and shaved him to a finish. Then
he remarked:—
"I haven't any bay rum, or. in fact,
anything to put on that countenance,
Becker, but I want to say that the face
would turn an edge on a cornoutter. If
it hadn't been for the fact that the
barber shops were all closed there'd been
danger of ,a boycott if a barber had
shaved you, I never would have staid
with the job."
When   Becker   got.  his breath, he sat
A Possible Assistance.
"Willie is'a remarkable boy," said th«
lad's mother to tho eminent musician.
"He remembers every tune he hears."
"Isn't that a valuable faculty?"
"Well, it may enable him to become■
successful coinposor."—Washington Star.
A Sympathetic Chord.
"What did you do with that kleptomaniac in your literary club?"
' "Wo didn't do anything. She made u«
all weep by confessing that she had been
led astray by. having to pick her husband's
pockets for pin money.' '—Chicago Record.
Drawing the HiLne.
There are distinctions to be made -',;"
That of t are very fine,
And he is wise who always knows
Just where to draw the line. ,
To say that Johnson "has a wheel"
Is deemed to.be all right,
But tell him he "has wheels," and them
He'll straightway want to fight.
—Cleveland Leader.
She Was Safe.
Mr. Grubbs (10 p. m.)—I hate to go tt
sleep knowing that a strange young man
is down in the parlor with our daughter.
Mrs. Grubbs—Don't, you worry. W«
had onions tonight, you know.—New York
Weekly. ■■■■-     -.
■ '■'  . Sufficiently Equipped. ■.
"Do you know, I have half a mind tt
go out of party politics and become a Mugwump?"
. "Half a mind?   That is quite sufficient
for the purpose."—Indianapolis Journal.
The Envious Crow.
As the daffodil raised its pretty head
And into the sunlight slid
A passing crow cawed loud and long,        '
"Get on to de yeller kid!" ,
—Cincinnati Commercial Tribune."
I>ooking Aliead.
Wheeler—I suppose when flying m*
chines are invented you'll get one and b«
Mrs. Wheeler—Yes, until the next year'i-;
model comes out.—Truth.
ain't here, then Mr. Holmes must find
don't care about
you,  and I won't
it out for himself,
tbe look of either
tell a word."  :
He shuffled toward the door, but
Athelney Jones got in front of him.
"Wait a bit, my friend," said he.
"You have important.information, and
you must not walk off.    We shall keeD
up in the chair with a wild look, and
"So that's what you call a safety, is
it? Well, I want to say that I'd rather
h;iv;> any whiskers pulled out by a corn
speller every time."
"Why?" asked Yerkes. "Wasn't that
a good shave?"
"A good shave?" yelled Becker. "Why,
who in the name of heaven and earth
ever heard of a man being shaved without lather?" • •
"Well, I'll be cussed!" Yerkes replied
quietly: "I thought I had..overlooked
something by the way you howled and
kicked."—Helena Independent.
A Mistake.
Martha the Cook (to Lizzy the Houa*-
snaid)—'Ere's an 'orrible mistake. In 'ii
subscription list tho heditor 'as spelt youi
name with a "hi"
B "y.»'—Punch.
and a "he" instead at
Portrait of a JCady.
Her form is like Diana's.
She's the statue's counterpart,
■With deeper semblance also,
For she has a marble heart.
—Chicago Beoord.
At Shanghai,, on April 5, one thousand
striking coolies;prccipitated a riot and
started to burn -the city and assault the
local militia.
A Nice Job.
"Thank you so much for your song, Mr.
Guthrie. But would you mind singing II
over again into my mother's ear trumpet!
She is so deaf, you know, unfortunately."
Street Car Gallantry.
No wonder men should have the nerv«
To let the girls hang on the strapa.
For when the car goes round a curve
It throws the darlings in our laps.
—New York Journal.
Faithful Unto Death.
Dying Irishman—Bedad, an I'd h»v«
lolked to live a little longer, if it was only
to Bee phwat the shpalpeens would say
about meafther I was gone!—Pick Me Up.
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The   Birds  of the
-Elijah   and
Kavens That Jfed Iiijin'»-The Karens That
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the Lord Has To-day—The Vast family
of God.
Washington, May 9.—Dr. Talmage has
returned home, after a. most remarkably
successful tour through the west, and
in behalf of the famine struck of India,
speaking in the great corn centers to
vast multitudes of people and raising
many carloads, of .;breadstufls and many
thousands of dollar's. '"His subject is today to the last 'degree' appropriate to all
Who are trying to achieve a livelihood.
Text, I Kings xvii/G, "And the ravens
brought him . bread and flesh in the
morning and bread and: flesh in the
evening." .
The ornithology of the Bible is a very
interesting study., The, stork which
knoweth her appointed time; the com-
'■■•■.', mon sparrows teaching :the lessons of
God's providence; the ostriches of the
desert by careless "incubation illustrating
the recklessness of parents who , do ' not
take enough pains with 'their children;
the eagle symbolizing solitude; the bat,
a flake of the darkness; the night
hawk, the ossifrage,' the.cuckoo, the,lapwing, the osprey, by the command of
God in Leviticus, flung out of tho
world's bill of faro.
I would like to have been with   Audubon as he went through the woods, with
gun   and   pencil,    bringing    down   and
sketching    tho   fowls of heaven, his unfolded   portfolio   thrilling till    Christendom.    What   wonderful creatures of God
the birds are!   Some of them, this morning,   like the songs of heaven   let   loose,
bursting    through    the   gates of heaven.
'Consider their feathers, which   are clothing and conveyance at   the   same    time;
the nine vertebrae of the neck, the   three
•yelids to each "eye,   the third   eyelid   an
extra curtain for graduating the light of
the   sun.. Some of these birds scavengers
»nd   some   of   them    orchestra.    Thank
God for quail's whistle, and lark's carol,
and the twitter   of   the   wren, called by
the ancients   the    king of birds,   because
when the   fowls   of   heaven went into a
contest as to who should fly  the highest,
and the eagle swung nearest   the   sun, a
wren on the back of the engle, after   the
eagle   was   exhausted,    sprang up much'
'higher, and so was called by the ancients
the   king   of   birds. , Consider   those of
them   that   have   golden     crowns   and
crests, showing them   to   be  feather imperials.    And   listen   to   the   humming
.bird's serenade in the ear   of   the honeysuckle.    Look at the   belted   kingfisher,
striking like a dart from   sky., to^water."
.Listen to the voice of the owl, giying the
keynote to all croakers.    And behold the
condor among the  Andes,' battling   with
the reindeer.    I do not know whether an
aquarium or aviary is,tho best'altar from
Which to worship^God.
1     l^iijiih and the Ravens.
. There is an incident in   my text   that
-   baffles   all the   ornithological wonders of
the world.     The grain crop had been cue
off.    Famine   was in the land.  In a cave
'by the brook   Cherith sat   a   minister of
God,    Elijah, waiting    for   something to
eat.  Why did he not go to the neighbors?
There   were   no   neighbors;    it   was   a
wilderness.  Why did he hot pick somo.of
the berries?    There were'none.    If -there
had been,    they would   have   been dried
;up.  Seated one morning at .the mouth of
•his.cave,', the prophet seesa flock of; birds
approaching.      Oh,    if   they   were   only
ipartridges, or if he only   had   ah   arrow
with which to bring them down!  But as
they cohie nearer, he finds '.-"that they are
'not   comestible, ■ but   unclean, and   the
'eating of them would be 'spiritual death.
iThe   strength of their   beak, the   length
'of   their wings,    the   blackness   of their
icolor, their'loud, harsh-  "cruck,-cruck,"
■  ;prove them to be ravens".        • ■...v
They  whir,around about the prophet's
'head, and then they come   on   fluttering
wing and .pause,.on the level of   his lips,
and one of the ravens   brings bread, and
another   raven   brings   meat, and   after
they   have    discharged   their   tiny cargo
they wheel past, and   other,  come, until
after -awhile   the   prophet   has enough,
and these black servants   of   the wilderness table   are gone.    For   six   months,
and sonie say a whole year, morning and
evening,   a   breakfast   and   supper, bell
, sounded as these ravens rang   out on the
air their "cruck    cruck!"    Guess where
they got the'.-food from.    The old rabbins
.say they gotr'it from the kitchen of King
Ahab. '  .Others say that  the   ravens  got
their food from pious Obadiah, who  was
In the. habit'. of   feeding the  persecuted.
.Some say" tha^ ' the   ravens   brought   the
food to their.young in the trees, and that
'Elijah had only   to  climb up and get it.
Some say that the whole story is improbable, for   these were   carnivorous   ttirds,
and the food they  carried was   the.  torn
flesh   of   living    beasts,   and    therefore
ceremonially .unclean, or   it was carrion,
and would have been unlit for the.prophet.
Some say they were not ravens at all but
that   the   word, translated   "ravens"    in
my text ought   to   have   been translated
'"Arabs.", So it would   have.read,   "The
Arabs   brought bread   and   flesh   in the
morning   and   bread   and   flesh   in the
evening." Anything but admit the Bible
to be true,. ■',...•
The Rattle for Bread.
Hew away at this miracle until all the
miracle is gone Go on with the depleting process, but. know, rny brother, that
jyou are robbing only one man—and that
jls yourself—of one of the most comfort-
ling, beautiful, pathetic and triumphant
I lessons in all the ages. I can tell you
:who these purveyors were. They were
.ravens. I can tell you who freighted
them with provisions—God. I can tell
you who launched them —God. I can
Itell you who taught them which way to
fly—God. I can tell you who told them
at what cave to swoop—God. I can tell
iyou who introduced raven to prophet
and prophet to raven—God. There is one
passage I will whisper in your ear, for I
would not want to utter it aloud, lest
.some one should   drop   down   under   its
power, "If any man shall take away
from the words of the prophecy of this
book, God shall take away his part out
of the book of life and out of the Holy
While, then, we watch the ravens feeding Elijah, let the swift dove of God's
spirit,sweep down the sky with divine
food,' and on outspread wing pause at
the lip of, every soul hungering for comfort.
On the banks of what rivers have been
the great battles of the world? While you
are looking over the map of the world to
answer chat I will tell you that the great
conflict of to-day is on the Potomac, on
the Hudson, on the Mississippi, on the
Thames, on the Savannah, on the Rhine,
on the Nile; on the Ganges, on the
Hoang-Ho. It is a battle that has been
going on for 6,000 years. The troops engaged in it are 1,600,000,000, and those
who have fallen by the way are vaster in
number, than those who march. It is a
battle for bread.
Sentimentalists    sit   in   a   cushioned
chair, in their pictured study, with their
slippered feet on a damask ottoman, and
say that this world   is   ar great scene of
avarice and greed. It does not seem so to
me.  If it were not for-the. absolute necessities of the case, nine-tenth of the stores,
factories,   shops   and   banking houses of
tho   land   would be   closed   to-morrow.
Who is that man delving in the Colorado
hills, or toiling in   a   New England factory, or going through   a  roll of bills in
the bank, or measuring   a   fabric on the
counter?   He is a champion sent forth in
behalf of some home circle that has to be
cared for, in behalf   of   some   church  of
God that has to be   supported,   in behalf
of some asylum of mercy   that has to be
sustained.    Who is that woman   bending
over   the   sewing   machine, or   carrying
the   bundle   or   sweeping   the room, or
mending the   garment, or   sweltering at
the washtub?   That is Deborah,    one   of
the   Lord's   heroines,    battling    against
Amalekitish   want   which   comes   down
with iron chariot to crush her   and hers.
The   great   question   with the vast majority   of   people   to-day   is«ot'"home
rule," but Avhether   there   shall   be any
homo   to rule;    not   one   of   tariff,   but
whether there shall be anything to   tax.
Tho   great    questions with  the vast majority of people are:   "How   shall I support my family?   How shall   I   meet my
notes?   How shall I pay my rent?    How
shall I give food, clothing and education
to those who are   dependent upon   me?"
Oh,   if   God    would   help   me to-day to
assist   you   in   the   solution     of     that
problem, the happiest man  in this house
would be your preacher! I have gone out
on   a   cold   morning with expert sportsmen to hunt for pigeons.    I   have   gone
out on the meadows to hunt for pigeons.
I have gone out on the meadows to hunt
for quail.   I have gone out on the marsh
to hunt for reed birds;   but   to-day I am
out for ravens.
Notice, in the first place in the story
of ray text, that these winged caterers
came to Elijah direct from God.
"I have commanded the ravens that
they feed thee'" we find God saying in,
an adjoining passage. They did not
come out of some other cave. They did
hot just happen to alight there. God
freighted them, God launched them.and
God told them by what cave to swoop.
That is the same God that is going to
supply you. He is j'our Father. You
would have to make an elaborate calculation before you could tell me how
many pounds of food and how many
yards of clothing would be necessary for
you and your family. But God knows
without any calculation. You have a
plate at his table, and you are going to
be waited on, unless you act like' a
naughty child and kick and scramble
and pound saucily the plate and try to
upset things.
God the All-Wise Parent.
God has a vast family and everything
is methodized, and you are going to be
served if you will only wait your turn.
God has already ordered all the suits of
clothes you will ever need down to the
last suit in which you will be laid out.
God has already ordered all the food you
will ever eat down to the last crumb
"that will be put in your mouth in the
dying sacrament. It may not be just the
kind of food or apparel we would prefer.
The sensible parent depends on his own
judgment. as to what ought ..to'be the
apparel and the food of the minor in the
family. The child would say, "Give
me sugars and confections." "Oh, no,"
says the parent. "You must have something plainer first." The child would
say, ''Oh, give me these great blotches
of color in the garment." "No," says the
parent.  "That wouldn't be suitable."
Now, God is our Father . and we are
minors, and he is going to clothe us and
feed us, although he may not always
yield to our infantile wish for the sweets
and glitter. Those ravens of the text
-'did not bring pomegranate* from the
glittering platter of King Ahab. They
brought bread and meat. t God had all
tho heavens and earth before him and
under- him, and yet lie sends this plain
food because it was best for Elijah to
have it. Oh, be strong, my hearer, in
the fact that the same God is going to
supply you! It is never "hard times"
with him. His ships never break on the
rocks. His banks never fail. He has the
supply for you, and lie has the means for
sending it. He has not only the cargo,
but the ship. If it • were necessary, he
would swing out from the heavens a
flock of ravens reaching from his gate to
yours, until the food would be flung
down the sky' from beak to beak and
from talon to talon.
Notice again in this story of the text
that the ravens did not allow Elijah to
hoard up a surplus. They did not bring
enough on Monday to last all the week.
They did not bring enough one morning
to last until the next morning. They
came twice a day and brought just
enough for one time. You know as well
as I that the great fret of the world is
that we want a surplus; we want the
ravens to .bring enough for 50 years.
You have more confidence in the Washington banks or Bank of England that
you have in the royal bank of heaven.
You say: "All that is very poetic, but
you may have the black ravens. Give
me the gold eagles." We had better be
content   with    just enough.    If   in   the
morning your family eats up ail the
food there is in the house, do not sit
down and cry and say,; "I don't know
where the next meal is to come from."
About 5 or 6 or 7 o'clock in the morning just look up and you will, see two
black spots on the sky and you will hear
the'flapping of wings, and instead of
Edgar A; Poe's insane raven alightingon
the chamber door, "only this and nothing
more," you will find Elijah's two, ravens,
or two ravens of the Lord,.the one
bringing bread and. the other bringing
nieat—plumed butcher and baker.
Praj-er That; Bro tiff lit Water.
God is infinite in resource. When the
City of Rbcbelle was besieged and the inhabitants were dying of the famine, the
tides washed up on the; beach as never
before, and as never since, enough shellfish to feed the whole city. God is good.
There is no mistake about that. History
tells us that in 1555 in England there
was a great.drought. The crops failed,
but in Essex, on the rocks, in a'place
where they had neither sown nor cultured, a great crop of peas grew until
they filled a hundred measures, and there
were blossoming vines enough, promising as much more.
But why go so' far? I can give you a
family incident., Some generations back
there was a great drought in Connecticut, New England. The water disappeared from the hills, and ' the farmers
living on the hills drove their, cattle
down toward the valleys, and had them
supplied at the wells and fountains of
the neighbors. But these after awhile
began to fail, and the neighbors said to
Mr. Birdseye, of whom I shall speak:
''You must not send your flocks and
herds down here any more. Our wells
tire giving out." Air. Birdseye,' the old
Christian man, gathered his family at
the altar and with his family he gathered
the slaves of the household—for bondage
was then in vogue in Connecticut—and
on their knees before God they cried for
water, and the family story is, that there
was weeping and great sobbing at that
altar that the family might not perish
for lack of water and that the herds and
flocks might not perish.
The family rose from the altar. Mr.
Birdseye, the old man, took his staff and
walked over the hills, and in a place
where he had been scores of times without noticing anything particular he saw
the ground was very dark, and he took
his staff and turned up the ground, and
water started, and he beckoned to his
servants, and they came and brought
pails and buckets until all the family
and till the flocks and the, herds were
cared for, and then they made troughs
reaching from that place down to the
house and barn, aud the water flowed,
and it is a living fountain to-day.
Now Tcall that old grandfather Elijah,
and 1 will ihat brook that began to roll
then, and is rolling still, the brook
Cherith and the lesson to me and to all
who hear it is when you" are in great
stress of, circumstances. Pray and dig,
dig and pray, and pray and dig. How
does that passage go? "The mountains
shall depart and the hills be removed,
bud my loving kindness shall not fail."
If your merchandise, if your mechanism,
if your husbandry, fail, look out for
ravens. If you have in your despondency
put God on trial and condemned him as
guilty   of   cruelty,    I   move to-day for a
stood with its twp feet in the very
isanctuary of your affectionj and with its
two hands it took hold of the altar of
your soul. But one day there came one
of the three scourges of children—scarlet
fever, or croup, or diphtheria—and all
that bright scene vanished. The chattering, the strange questions, the pulling at
the dresses as you crossed the floor—all
The Black Providences.
/ As the great friend of children stooped
down and leaned toward that cradle and
-took the little one in his arms and
walked away, with it into -the bower of
eternal summer, your eye began to follow him, and you followed the treasure
he carried, and you have been following
them ever since, and instead of thinking
of heaven only once a week, as formerly,
you are thinking of it all the time, and
you are more pure and tender hearted
than you used to be, and you are patiently waiting for the daybreak. It is not
self righteousness in you to acknowledge
that you are a better man than you used
to be, you are a better woman than you
used to be. ' What was it ■ that brought
you the sanctifying blessing? Oh, it was
the dark shadow on the nursery; it was
the dark shadow on the short grave; it
was the dark shadow on your broken
heart; it. wtis the brooding of a great
black trouble; it was a raven; it wtis a
raven. Dear Lord, teach this people that
white providences do not always mean
advancement, and. that black providences
do not always mean retrogression.
Children of God, get up   out   of   your
despondency.      The   Lord   never   had so
many ravens as   he   has to-day.      Fling
your fret and worry to the winds. Sometimes "under the   vexations   of   life   you
feel like my   little   girl of 4   years, whG
said under-some childish vexation,   "Oh,
I wish I could go to heaven and see God
and pick flowers!"     He will   let  you go
when the right time comes to pick   flowers.  Until then, whatever you want, pray
for.  I suppose Elijah prayed pretty much
■all the time.    Tremendous  work   behind
him.   Tremendous work before him. God
has no spare   ravens   for   idlers   or   for
people who are prayerless. I put it in'the
boldest shape possible, and I   am willing
to risk my eternity on it.      Ask   God in
the right way for what you want and you
shall have it if it is best for you.
Mrs. Jane Pithey of Chicago, a well
known Christian woman, was left by her
husband a widow with one half dollar
and a cottage. She was palsied and had
a mother 90 years of age to support. The
widowed soul every day asked God for all
that was needed in the household and
the servant even was astonished at the
precision with which God answered the
prayers of that woman, item by item,
item by item. One day, rising from the
family altar,the servant said, "You have
not asked for coal, and the coal is out."
Then they stood and prayed for the
coal. One hour tifter that the servant
threw open the door and said, "The coal
has" come." A generous .man, whoso
name I should give you, had' sent—as
never before and never since—a supply
of coal. You cannot understand it. I do.
Ravens! Ravens!
The Comitiff or the Ravens.
My friend, you have   a   right to argue
from precedent that God is going to take
care   of you.    Has he not done it two or
there times every day? That is most mar
THE b.
A Remarkable Case That Vividly Shows
the Wonderful Health-Restoring Fower
of I>r. Williams' Pink Pills.
new trial.    If the   biography of your life j vellous.    I   look   back and   wonder that
is ever written,- I will tell you what the
first chapter, and the middle chapter,
and the last chapter will be about if it
is written accurately; the first chapter
about mercy, the middle chapter about
mercy, the last chapter about mercy. The
mercy that hovered over your cradle. The
mercy that will hover over your grave.
The mercy that"1, will   cover all between.
God's Unexpected Ajrents.
Again, this story of the text impresses
me that relief came to this prophet with
the most unexpected and with seemingly
impossible conveyance. If it had been a
robin redbreast, or a musical meadow
lark, or a meek turtledove, or a sublime
albatross that had brought the food to
Elijah, it would not have been so surprising.  But, no.    It was a bird so fierce
clock inform
for your im-
See!    They
and inauspicate that we have fashioned
one of our, most forceful and repulsive
words out of it—ravenous. That bird has
a passion for picking out the eyes of men
and of animals. It loves to maul the sick
and the. dying. It swallows with vulturous guzzle everything it can put its beak
on, and yet all the food Elijah gets for
six months or a year is from ravens. So
your supply is going to come from an
unexpected source.
You think some great hearted, generous man will come along and. give you
his name on the back of your note, or he
will go security for you in some great
enterprise. No, he will not. God will
open the heart of some Shylock toward
you. Your relief will come from the most
Unexpected quarter. The providence
which semed ominous will be to you
more than that which seemed auspicious.
It will not be a chaffinch with breast and
wing dashed Avith white and brown and
chestnut; it will be a black raven.
Here is whore we all   make   our   mistake, and that is   in regard to  the   color
of God's providence.   A white providence ,
comes to us   and we   say,    "Oh, that   is
mercy!"    Then a black providence comes
toward us, and we say, "Oh, that is disaster!"     The white providence comes   to
you, and   you    have great business   success, and you have §100,000, and you get
proud, and you get independent of   God,
and you begin to feel that  prayer, "Give
me this day my   daily    bread," is    inappropriate    for   you, for  you have   made
provision for   100   years.    Then a   black
providence comes, and it   sweeps   everything away, and then you begin to pray,
and you   begin to   feel your dependence,
and begin to be humble before   God, and
you cry out for treasures in heaven.   The
black providence brought you   salvation.
The white providence brought you   ruin.
That, which seemed to be harsh and fierce
and dissonant was your greatest   mercy.
It was a raven.      There was a child born
in your house.       All   your   friends congratulated you.    The other   children   of
the family stood amazed looking at   the
newcomer and asked a great  many questions,    genealogical   and    chronological.
You said—and you said  truthfully—that
a white angel flew through the room and
left the little one there       That little one
God has give me food three times a day
regularly all my lifetime, never missing
but once, and then I was lost in the
mountains, but that very morning and
that very night I met the ravens.
Oh, the Lord is so good that I wish
all his people would trust him with the
two lives—the life you are now living
and that which every tick of the watch
and every stroke of the
you is approaching. Bread
mortal soul comes to-day.
alight on the platform. They alight on
the backs of all the pews. They swing
ampng the arches. Ravens! Ravens!
"Blessed are they that hunger after
righteousness, for they shall be filled."
To all the sinning, and the sorrowing,
and the tempted, deliverance comes this
hour. Look down and you see nothing
but your spiritual deformities. Look
back, and you see nothing but wasted
opportunity., Cast your eye forward, and
you have a fearful looking for judgment
and fiery indignation which shall devour
the adversary.. But look up, and you
behold the whipped shoulders of an interceding Christ, and the face of a pardoning God, and the irradiation of an
opening heaven. I hear the whir of their
wings. Do you not feel the rush of air
on your cheek? Ravens! Ravens!
- There is only one question I want to
ask: How many of.'this audience are
will ing, to trust God for the supply of
their bodies, and trust the. Lord Jesus
Christ for the redemption -of their immortal souls? Amid the clatter of the
hoofs and the clang of the wheels of the
judgment chariot, the whole matter will
be demonstrated.
From the Orangeville Banner.
There is no. doubt at all that many
people are prejudiced against proprietary
medicines, and equally no doubt many-
look upon the testimonials published as
much in the nature of an exaggerated
puff. If the Banner has been tinctured
with this feeling it has, ■ so far as one
medicine is concerned, had its doubts
removed. We refer to Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills, concerning the curative qualities
of which strong claims have been made,
and proofs advanced in their support
which seemed equally strong. But it is
when one comes across in their own
locality a case almost rivaling any that
have been made public, that doubt disappears «nd conviction follows. Such a
case the Banner came across and investigated arid now gives the facts. The case
is that of Miss Sarah Langford, an estimable young lady,who resides in the
neighborhood of Camilla. We wore told
she had been brought near to death's
door and had been restored to health
through the agency of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. We decided, however, to cast
heresay aside and investigate for ourselves. '
We found Miss Langford the picture of
health and ' good spirits, at her pleasant
home in Camilla. In response to our inquiries as to her illness and the cause of
her recovery, she expressed her willingness to satisfy our curiosity, and, as she
added, relate her experience for the good
of others afflicted as she was. Her story
very briefly was as follows:-—
"I had la grippe in the spring of 1894.
I did not seem to get over the   effects of
the attack,and as the summer progressed
. became   weak and listless.    Any kind of
work   became   a   burden   to   me. After
pumping   a   pail of water from the well,
I would   have   to • stand   and hold   my
hands over my heart for a moment or so,
it would flutter so violently. I could not
go' upstairs   without   difficulty,   and towards the last would have to rest on the
steps, and   when    I   got   to the top,   lie
down until I could   recover my   breath.
I became a   mere   skeleton,   my   cheeks
were like   -wax and my   lips   colorless. I
lost all appetite and my meals often went
untasted.    Medicine   seemed   to have no
effect upon me. I was getting weaker all
the   time,   and tit last   began to give up '
hope of recovery.    My   parents   were   of
course in great   distress   and I   knew by
the looks   and   actions   of   friends   who
called to see me that they thought I was
doomed to an early   death.    Then a dear
lady friend died and   I   managed out   oft
love for her to drag myself to her funeral.
The sensation of seeing her   laid   away,'
believing   that I would   soon follow her,
was a strange one.    Shortly after this an
aunt of mine, Mrs. Wm.   Henderson,    of
Toronto, came to   visit at, our place.  My
condition troubled her   very   much   and
she insisted on my trying   Dr. Williams'
Pink   Pills.    To   please her I consented .
but with little hope of any   good   result,  j
The effect, however, was wonderful, and
a pleasing surprise   to me.   I soon began
to feel more cheerful   and seemed to feel '
stronger.  Then my appetite began to im- '
prove and the color return   to my cheeks \
and   lips.    From    that   hour I   steadily |
gained   strength, and was soon enjoying j
my   former   excellent   health, and I am i
sincere in expressing   my   belief   that to |
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills   do   I   owe my !
recovery.'' ;
Enquiry among neighbors corroborated
Miss   Langford's   story   as to her illness ,
and remarkable recovery.    In her caso at j
least Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have given '
a striking proof that they posses wonderful   merits. i
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going
to the root of the disease. They renew j
and build up the blood, and strengthen I
the nerves, thus driving disease from the
system. Avoid imitations by insisting
that every box you purchase is enclosed
in a wrapping bearing the full trade
mark, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
IMffS Alonff Sliore.
Pigs like fish, and pigs raised along
shore owned by fishermen get plenty of
•fish to eat. Sometimes fish is fed to the
pigs to clear them of scurvy. Horseshoe
crabs are often fed to pigs, the crabs
being cut clear of the shells so that the
pigs can get at them easily. The pigs
like horseshoes.
Often around salt water creeks
minnows are caught and dumped into
pigpens by the bushel. Many fish have
hard, sharp, projecting spines that might
stick in the pig's throat. When fish of
this sort are fed, the spines are first cut
off, and only the bodies and tails fed.
One of the names of the American sole
is hog choker.
Other food is fed along with fish, and
fish is never fed to the pigs before killing
time; it would make the pork taste fishy.
Pigs will eat soft clams. Down the bay
of Fundy way pigs go out at low tide
and root for mussels. There, where the
tide rises 40 or 50 feet and comes in
with great suddenness, it is necessary for
the pigs to be on the alert, and they
are. They hear the first sound of the
coming tide wave and turn and scamper
for the shore, and even then they get
there none too soon occasionally.—New
York Sun.
The Vices and Virtues of Chinatown.
If you made with me a complete tour
of Chinatown, visiting every place where
a Chinaman dwells, when you had returned you would sum up what you had
seen about as follows:— ;
Places   where   opium was   smoked by
Chinese   in   their   own    private   apart-!
ments: about one-fourth of  the whole.
Places, where opium was sold to white j
visitors who smoke and slept on the.
premises, and which is commonly called j
an "opium joint" possibly three in your !
whole tour.
Places where gambling was in progress: about one-twentieth of  the whole.
Places where men were pursuing the
ordinary vocations of life: nearly three-
fourths.—"The Chinese of New York,"
by Helen F. Clark, in the Century.
Everybody Shout.
Satan—Sonny, what kind of a boy
were you on earth?
Sonny—An office boy.
Satan (opening the gate)—Come right
along, sonny, there are lots of people who
will be tiokled to death to know you ar©
Did she
The Literary Way.
Robert—So  you were not  accepted
Miss Vellum?   What did she say?
tell you how sudden it was?
Richard—Oh, dear, no! She's literary,
you know, --he merely replied that she
was very ;■ but I was not available.
—Boston ;li-...iscript.
Her WarninR.
Mr. Crimsonbeak—A man's heart, beats
81 times a minute when he is standing. 71
times when sitting and GO when lying.
Mrs. Crimsonbeak—I hope you'll In- :<
little more careful about your lying now-
dear.—Yonkers Statesman.
j    i
i  I THE
NEWS    SEPT.,    ;th,     1897.
Mrs. A. J. Brown ha-i returned from New-
Mr. F. B. Young, barrister, of Nanaimo,
is in town.
Billy G-lennon is now bar-keeper at the
Mr. Harry Watson has returned from
the Kootenay   region
Rosa Thompson, the father of Ro3sland,
was married about a week ago.
P. M Oowperthwalie, B. A., one of the
new'Inspectors of Public Schools, is visiting
the District.
W. B. Anderson, Government Agent,
returned from a business trip north, aud
left on Friday for Victoria.
Rev. Mr. Logan preached and presided on
Sept. 2nd, at the induction of Rev. Mr.
Vert in St. Andrews Church, New Westminster.
Prof. Odium, whom rr.aay of our reader*
will remember on account of his able lecture here, will sail from Liverpool on
Sept. 9th.
Rev. j. A. Logan of Eburnc, formerly  of,
Uaion, has been visiting   Chilliivack,    from
which place he came here—says   the paper:
"His many friends were   much   pleased   to
see him, although his visit was brief.",
Mr. Baxter, engineer of the City of Na
naimo, visited the public school at Comox
on Thursday last. He delivered an admir
able address to the pupils, and was highly pleased with the discipline of the school
—Any onewishing photographs should
call at once.   I leave September ioth.
Dr. Robert Lawrence, who left here a
few days ago with the intention of making a
trip east, stopped at Vancouver to visit
friends, where ha seems to have changed
his plans, sending in his resignation as colliery physician, to take effect Oct. 1st.
Dr. Lawrence has been' located here for
the last four years, and is highly esteemed, not only as a physician, but as a citizen. . As he h»s important interests here, it
is hoped that he has simply relieved himself of the onerous dutic3 of "colliery physician, and will remain, devoting himself to
his .private practice.
Sept 6 —A gunboat is in at Comox
The bye-law to spend 3100.000 on. the
streets of Victoria, baa been defeated.
Revelstoke is to have electric iight3 and
,.is .moving-for incorporation.
The fishing season on the Fraser is over
and we may expect a lob of the Japs back
here soon.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Hospital board will take place on Saturday evening of this week.
At Sanchvick, September 4th Mr. John
Gibson aud Miss Alma Gertrude Grant
of Union were married, Rev. A. Tait offic
FOR SALE.—A New Home sewing machine, and bedroom suite, almost new.
Enquire at News Office,. '
The Hill Maple Syrup Co.,   of Seattle  is
opening a branch in Vancouver.    Bat what
' kind of stuff will it be ?
S3" Will give lessons on piano, mandolin, banjo, guitar; also in painting, point
laoe, drawn work and embroidery.
There are some planks so worn and thin
on the bridge just this side of the Courtenay
House, between there and the Courtenay
River bridge, as to be dangerous.
The Nanaimo Review intimates that  W.
R. Maxwell, M. P. of Vancouver, and   W.
B. Mclnnes, M. P.   of   Nanaimo, may  resign, and enter Provincial politics.
The Taooma Woolen Mills Co. expect, to
establish a branch manufactory on this side
of the line, to manufacture ^oods for the
Yukon trade, and thus escape duty.
The sailing of steamers to St. Michael's
is about over until next spring; The favorite route now will be by the Stikeen River,
and rates of pasaage will be lowered.
The Comox Agricultural Society is calling
for tenders for privilege of a refreshment
stand on Exhibition Grounds, during Show.
Tenders should be sent to Mr. J. MuGclell,
Sec'y., Sandwick.
M. Jennings, a Toronto engineer, will spend
the fall and winter in investigating the water route to tho Yukon via White Pass aud
Stikeen Paver. He is in the employment of
the Dominion Government. if
The Pi-mcess Louise ;left Victoria yesterday for Fort Wrangel to make connection with H B Co'a steamer Caledonia for
the head of navigation on Stickine river
She will doubtleesscall at our port today
A party of Yukoners—a3 reported \)y
the Tslander, were drowned in a Columbia River boat, going from Juneau up toward Dyea.    Among them    were    Thomas
Trevelyau,   Wm.  McDonaH    aud    Hector
McLean,  well-known miuers of Nanaimo.
J. C. McLagan, editor of the Vancouver
World, wires the New York Journal that
"policy of the Government regarding reservation of each alternate claim considerably
criticized,the majorities' view being that it
will be difficult of enforcement, particularly
so, when the diggings will be found to be-
rich. Opinion is general that this regulation will either be greatly amended or entirely cancelled."
The;] Union brass band and friends
to the number of sixty had a p:cnic .at
Union Wharf on Saturday last. A special
train conveying the party, Jeft the station
at 10: 30 pi-riving at the wharf a little after 11 where the excursionists found chat
the clerk of the weather had not been con
suited, as a regular storm of wind and
rain was blowing from the southeast.
For want of better accommodation, the
large freight shed was placed at their
disposal, by Wharfinger Pillsbury, and
everything done to make them comfort
able.' Tables were spread and a hearty
tea was partaken by all, after which the
band visited the residences of Mr.
Pillsbury, Mr. Marshall, and Mr. Brown,
where several beautiful selections were
played. Returning to the shed, dancing,
games, were the order till ■ nearly six
o'clock, when the warning notes of the
locomotive told them it was time to
leave. Arriving at the sawmill the band
invited the party to the Band Hall, where
dancing was indulged in till 12 o'clock,
music' b'eing supplied by Messrs. Thor-
burn and Roy. Despite the Jnclement'
weather a very enjoyable day was spent,
and the ladies who had charge of the
excursion are to be congratulated on the
excellent manner in which all the
arrangements' were carried out.
'   Passenger   List.
Passenger list Sept.ist: T. Porter, R.
Dickie, W. Lunney, Mr. Best, T. McB.
Young, Mrs. Bu^s, Mr. C. Magnonone,
Mrs. Brown, J. P. Davis, R. Nightingale,
T. Cassada, J. Tones, Mr. Gartley, Mrs.
Thobury, T. Hanna, T. ' Curran, T.
Wright, G. Aitken, Mr. Plant.!, Mrs.
'Mulcahy, Mr. Crake, Mr. Cowperthwaite
Mrs. Drysdale, J. Baptiste.
Gordon .Murdock,
Third St.        Union, B. C
in all its branches,
and Wagons neatly Repaired
M. J.   HENRY,
Nurseryman and
VANCOUVER,, B.  C.    '
Greenhouse. Nursery. Apiary and Post- -
offic   Address,   6o4   Westminster    Road.
Large stock of flowering bulbs for fall
planting at eastern prices or less.
Finest stock of transplanted three aud
four years old fruit trees 1 ever offered,
An extra choice assortment of small fruit
plants and bushes,^, roses, ornamentals, etc.
at lowest cash prices.
NO-AGENTS ! -Send for catalogue before placing your order; it will pay yoii.
...FOR  SALE...
Consisting of Cows, Heifers,
(Palves, Bulls, all a .No. i
stock of the best Strains, and
registered in A. J. C. C: also
Berkshire Swine from
,   Imported Stock.
and Italian   Bees,   prices   low.
• Address: J, 8. SMITH
. .. Gloverw urk   Farm ...
B. Anderson's,
Elgin main springs,     60 cents
\\Taltham main springs 60 cts.
Swiss main springs,        75 cts.
English main springs,      "    "'
Jewels, all patterns, 60 '
atch cleaning, 50 "'
Esquimalt & Nanaimo By.
Time   Table   No.    28,
To take effect at S a.m.  on Monday   Mar
29th 1S97.    Trains run on Pacific
Standard time.
GOING NORTH—Read down.
 1 Daily. | Sund'y
Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. m. I p. m.
Wellington    |   8.00   1    4.00
Ar. Nanaimo  |   31.48 1    7.25
Ar. Wellington  |   12.15 j    7.45
I  ' A M  ,|    l> M
I Daily. | Sat. &
Ar. Victoria |    12.30 1    8.00
Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..   I   8.10    |   4.33
Lv,  Wellington for Victoria   |   8.15    j    4.15
For  rates and information apply   at Company's oilices,
President. Gen'l Supt
(Jen. Freight and Passenger Agt.
,      SID C,   HOOVER'S
j The only First Class Tonsorial Ar-
tist in the City.
All work guaranteed
Subscribe for  Tl-TE   Nkws   $2.oc   per
Whi:i you may wish an easy shave
A3 good as barbers ever gave,
Just call at. nry shaving parlor
At morn, eve or busy noon.
I cut and dross tha hair with grace
To suit tho contour of the face.
The room is neat aud towels clean,
Seizors sharp and razors keen,
And everything I chink you'll rind
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.
Union, B. C.
Opposite Vendome Hotel.
■^^■■Miiyt^t^MW^i ■wm"»M-Wa-nrypTja»wiaefB«a£3LjUrttsaK*^
and fin
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-clog, 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
AMES HOLDEN and CO.—We have as usual, a   full line of this  popular  firm's
in ladies', misses, child's, men's and boys', in prices to suit every one
Ladies' and misses Oxford shoes must be cleared out.
See the lines at 75c. $1.00 and
1 m si
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