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In aid of the family , of ,'the • late
- '     Stewart Torrance.
AT 8 O'CLOCK, P. M. .  ,
Under the direction of
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General Afliissan,
TENDERS will be received up
to September 12th, for the privilege of seliing of selling refreshments on the rercreation grounds,
Saturday, September 16th.
F. Stoddart,
Sec'y Committee.
P. O. Box 347, Vancouver, B. C.
We teach business, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Tppawriting,
and the general English branches. The Demand-for office
help is larger than the supply.
Send for illustrated Prospectus.
Applications will be received up
to September 20.th, for a male
tpachor of the 2nd division of the
Union 'Public School. ■<■ "
James Abrams,
.   Sec'y to Trustees.  .
NO MATTER what the season
there is always something wanted in
small wares. - You can find them now
at the
1^ ^j
PURSES.,, from 10 cents to $4.50
BILL-BOPKS, at50 cents
■ PIPES, from 15'cents to $2.(j0 „ ,• * *
PEARL BUTTONS,, White and Smoked, all si?es
HAIR PINS, from Invisible to Hxtra Strong    ' \ "     '     -
DIAMOND PINS, at 50 cents , ,v./    -
WIRE HAIR -BKTJ3HES~j at 25 cents    -, ^ /       .'-'*.,
SIDE COMBS,.a Nice Assortment
BEAUTY PINS, from 5 cents, each
CUFF BUTTONS, Men's and Ladies'
BLACK TOILET PINS, Dull and Bright
HOSE SUPPORTERS, Ladies' and Children's
HAIR COMBS, Steel and Rubber
KID HAIR CURLERS, and everything else in this line usually
found in a Dry G^ods Stpre ■■ niliHWfci
Simon Leiser,     Union.
• '■ .f-'i
Mrs. E. Dobbs came up last boat.
Mr. W B  Anderson is  up from
Vancouver. j
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Hicks returned last week.-    ,   '
, Mrs. Willard returned this week
from a lengthy vtrit lo Victoria.
Mrs. Brown returned Wedn&sday
from a visit io Wellington.
Mr. Jiis. Abraml has fitted   up a
neat office in the lash building.
Mrs. D W Rijshards returned
home last boat,    j    ,
Come to the celebration next Saturday.    The paradbwill be good, ■
Mrs. Dowdell and'family came
up from camping i.iis|week.   ,
Mr. G W Clinton: went down^to
Victoria Friday. ~      1 -   x
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Mr. P Dunne is over  at Texada.
Cyclists are har,d all work practising this week. J Whoever wins
will have io set a move on.
", Rev. Mr. Gray held service at
,tho Presbyterian .Miction, Comox,
labt Sunday 1 \
' Mr. L. W. Nunns returned last-
Wednesday frcin a threie week's vis
it to Victoiia and Vancouver.   .
Miss Sarah Jones, ofNanaimo is
visiting friends in Comox.
Rev. W. Hicks occupied the pulpit of Mount* Pleasant Methodist
Church, last Sunday, .j <    '"
. Mrs. Mellado''has, oirr^thanks fo
a' beautiful boquet *of. Dahlias1—the
nfiest we have yet seen.
Miss Nellie Tarbell, who is attending Vancouver High School, is
very pleased with her new 'surroundings. |
The house lately occupied by Mr.
Chas. Lowe. For terms, apply to
J. L. Roe, Cumberland.
It is expected that coal will be
got out of the new shaft, No. 6,
Monday.    The seam is a good  one
Irj Honor of Welliijgtoj}
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rogramme:... ._",'.
Allegoric Procession   to   IVSeefc   Excursionists   atj|^
the Train,       .      ■„ .- '    '    '■,   '  -, •    -, '   £'0.
m*h ..4 UNGIrE S^iS
TO   LEAD. •   •      ^"y-'MW
1^ '■r^'ji^v?'^!?
'<■ <\-r  tl'^
100 yds daeh.   200 yds hurdle race;   440, yds foot race.  , One mile - footj$
racei   One mile novice bicycle; race, .' One   mile,   open,   biqycle; raoeL;lf|
Three mileg, lap, bicycle race.    Five miles handicap bicycle raceS Ot^l
stacle race.    Old man's race.,   Girl's race—under 12. years.     Bpys'^ra&eff?*
—^under 12 vears.   .Bov's and cirls' race—^nine veara.    Bovs'''flar.lc 'rAtvt'—^^M
12 yea
The congregation of St. John's
Catholic Chu»ch of Comox wasaug-
umented last sunday by members
of the Wa^pite'rf company. Excellent music was furnished by
some of the bandsmen. The violin
solos were exquisite. Service is
held there every Sunday while H.
M. Ships are in.
The   excursion to   Texada   this
week was smaller than the first, on-
and the quality of the   coal better    ly   about 70   persons  going  over
s & Renouf, Ld.
.      OF ALL KINDS.
Agents for McCorrnick Harvesting Machinery.
Write for prices and particulars.    P. 0. .Drawer 563.
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B. C.
Bar Outfits,
Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms west of Toronto.
Send for our Large Illuoirated Catalogue—Mailed  Free.
even than anticipated.
' Mr. Harlan Smith, who was in
Comox last summer pursuing archaeological researches, is reported
to have discovered a mummy preserved in Egyptian fashion, near
Harrison Lake.
Victoria, September 6.—-John
Weiler, founder of tho firm of AVei-
ler Bros, one of the largest in B. C.
died this morning aged 75.
We have received from the Nelson B. of T., a very nicely gotten
up booklet illustrated with -cuts of
that city aud the surrounding
country. An ad of this kind is
just what Comox District needs to
bring visitors up every summer.
Miss Bertram deserves hearty
support for her. benefit concert,
which is advertised in to-day's
News. Her object is amost worthy one, and we are sure the people of this town will do all . they
can to make the concert a success,
financially and otherwise.
LOST—Thursday, a gold nugget
pin with a small piece of quartz in
centre. Return to this office and
gel reward. ,,
However, as the day was very fine,
those who did go enjoyed the trip
immensely. *The excursion train
did not get,back to Union till 10
p. m. Thursday. The City went up
to Campbell River during the day.
The Herald got out a programme
for Labor Day which is one of the
most artistic v\e have'yet seen. The
t}rpographical work is splendid.
Congratulations to the ediior and
his skillful staff. The Herald also
published a small but neat special
edition on that day.
Per steamer  "City of  Nanaimo,'
Wednesday, Soptember, 7th.
M Bassoni, Mrs. Willard, J Dolman,  Mrs.   Carlson, J  Thompson,
Mrs.   White,   Mrs.    Richards, Mr.
Elkington,   Mrs.     Cook,   Skinner,
Mrs. Graham,   Mrs.   Brown,   Miss
Ford, Mr. Vass,  M   Martin,  Mrs.
Beck, S Thompson,-.Mrs-. E. Dobb«y
Miss Moss, Mrs. Elkington, J Find-
ley, Mrs. Kendall,   Rev. Mr. Hicks
and wifa, Mrs. B'assona, Mrs. Mesh-,
er L Nunns C   Carlson,   Girl Curl-
son, M   Wilson,   Mrs.    Park?.   H.
Sear.le, Mrs. Johnston, G   Ramsay,
Girl Brown, D Stevenson J Cob urn
and Wife.
LOST—Thursday, a star shaped
society pin, studded with pearls.
Return to this office and get reward.
A meeting of the Directors of the
Comox A. & I. Association was
held in Courtenay Hall, on Saturday evening, at which the judges
were appointed for the fair, on Sept
Experts are expected from Vancouver and Westminster to judge
butter and fruit. It was decided
to compete for the district   exhibit
prize at the Provincial; Exhibition.," '*;
at<Westminster, and   that* onev otKm
the Directors ' should   be   sent  ia^^l
charge of the exhibit.. '   \   ".
Excursion rates have been secuf-. )i\
ed on the steamer, "City-of Nanai-/.';%'
mo," from Victoria and Nanaimo,'.^7'
to Comox on fair week, and a >big;-/^
crowd is expected. Ah 'excursion?/ <L;
is also promised from Texada. ' {.
In addition to the programme of ,] .„'
sports being arranged there will be<, „'£
a football match between the sail-. "^
ors of H. M. S. Warspite and the-,,
local club. The ship's band will
furnish music during the afternoon.1
Riding on locomotives and rail'-"-v
way cars of the Union Colliery
Company by any person or persons—'except train crew—is strictly-
prohibited. Employees are sub-,
ject to dismissal for allowing same..
By order J .
Francis D. Little,,,
and most Complete Stock of
Instruments in BQ.
88 Government-St.-
.   Victoria, B.- C.
P. 0. Box 143.
BANJOS,      ,
AH the latest Sheet Music
and Folios. • Finest Strings
for all instruments. Agents
for the popular Domestic*
Sewing Machines. Need^.
les.and parts for all ma».
chines. Send for Catalogue.
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The Daughter Who Works—Tbe Cra-
, die of Coeducation— Take Care of
! Your Hands — How Site Wa* 1^-e-
i   sentcd—A College Cook.
' Miss Mary E. Lynch, president of the
Chicago Teachers' club, has been one of
the most active workers for the betterment of the grade teachers since she
came to Chicago. She was born in Lafayette, Ind., the birthplace of many
newspaper men who came toCChieago
and achieved prominence. She taught in
the Lafayette schools for more than seven years. Then she taught in the country schools of Tippecanoe county, Ind.,
, for two years. Miss Lynch decided to
change her field in 1S00 and obtained a
partial certificate in the public schools
here in that year.   She received her first
appointment  as  primary   and   grammar
teacher March 1, 1S90, and was assigned
to   the -Wicker  Park  school.    She   was
awarded a full certificate in June, 1897.
■ Her progress,,was rapid after that time.
Her merit as a teacher was quickly recognized.    She was ..assigned  successively,
to  the  Brown,  Bancroft and   Boulevard
schools.    She  was  made head  assistant
of tbe Chase school in June, 1895. which
position Ns'he now  holds.    She is next in
line   of   promotion   for- a iprincipalship.
Miss Lynch* was,one of the most energetic , workers   for   the   increase   of * the
salaries of the grade teachers.   She was
the vice president of the federation  for
district No. 2 and was always in favor
of peace and good will among the teachers." She acted as the presiding officer of
the federation at a critical meeting and
showed her abilitypin wielding the gavel
in tho interests of peace.—Chicago Times-
1  i- The Daughter Who Works.
1 Economy is of necessity the watchword in most families, and the question
of how to do this without sacrificing a
certain self respect is often puzzling.' A
mother, often hesitates to forfeit the social positionher daughters occupy by permitting them to go out to work. Fortunately we are reaching a position where
it is no longer considered derogatory to
one's social standing in any American
community for a girl or woman to earn
her own living or at least help fill the
' family purse. There never should have
been such a prejudice in a democratic,
country, but it did exist in some communities not many years ago, and a girl or
woman who had to earn her living was
practically ostracised from the society
she formerly moved in.
"What to do to earn the honest penny" is a more important question today
than   "Will   society   like  it,  or  will   my
friends  desert   me?"     There  are   thousands  of  women   who  partly  solve  the
problem  by  doing  odd   things  at  home.
They  paint,  design,  embroider  and  sew
"for money and at the same time keep intact   their   home   life   and   relationships.
This is the ideal work for women, and it
is a pity, that all who feel the necessity of
earning something for the family support
cannot find  such  remunerative  fields  of
employment "open to them.    The honest
wife ordaughter who conducts the household   in   an', economical   and   systematic
way earns money that is rarely credited
,to her.    Probably the only way to make
' this appear evident in some households is
to  run  the 'household   on  the  best  plan
'possible and charge the costs up just as
if  no   special   stress   to. save  had   been
made.    Then every time anything is actually saved through foresight and labor
let the money represented by the economy be put aside.    At the end of a year
this sum will amount to quite a little, and
it can be spread out then on the family
ledger to represent the profits of economy.    Every green vegetable for tho table
raised  by  tbe  housewife  in  the  kitchen
garden   or   the  eggs  collected   from   the
hens should  go  into  this economy  fund
after the cost of seeds and feed  for the
chickens  has  been  deducted.    A   set  of
economy   books   kept   in   this   way   will
yield a great amount of pleasure and instruction.    It may also open the eyes of
pome other members of tue household to
the  actual   money   value  of  a
work in the home.
rhetoric was their proxy. Such an ardent
woman's rights advocate as Lucy Stone
had to suffer under this humiliating discrimination, but not without vigorous
protest. Her essay was not read by the
professor of rhetoric, for the simple reason that it was never written. In lSoO
that barrier was broken" down by the
pent up energies of many generations of
iiate female students, who here, as everywhere. - obrained their rights if they
wanted them.
"The living of the young ladies must
have been very plain, for they paid only
7.") cents a .week for board, and 'ihey p.-.id
that by work at the rate of 3 cents an
hour.     I  find  nowhere a record of class
parties^and not a trace of a class picture,
and I know that there existed no such
frivolous thing, as a ' chocolate drop
There were four women to enter the,first
regular freshman class. , Though the
frivolities1 of modern college life were
not permitted, love could not be kept out,
and Mary F. Kellogg, one of the four,
afterward became the wife of' ex-President Fairchild. The mother of Dr. Barrows was also one of those pioneers of
coeducation, and she certainly did not
dream that at a crisis in the history ui
her alma mater she would give her beloved son to be the leader of that noble
Tnlce Care  of Vour  Hands.
There is a great knack infusing the
hands gracefully which seems to be but
little understood by girls and women
generally. Hands blush. Did you know
tlialV If you are conscious of your
'hands they will grow, red and angry
looking. ( If you forget them' they will
return to their normal color. If hands
are homely in shape despite the best one
can do they' should be shielded with
sleeves that drop over the hand.
Thin hands can be made plump by
rubbing theni with cream. Hands that
are crimson when ' they are held down
often pass for exceptionally pretty
hands because their owner deftly con-
strives to keep them-up so that the blood
shall not settle in them.
Children should not be ' allowed to
"crack their knuckles.": It causes their
knuckles to enlarge in a hideous way.
Some hands are naturany pretty and
some, are naturally homely, but many
homely hands can be greatly improved
by judicious care. One's employment
has a great deal to do with the look of
the hands, of course, and the harder the
work is on the hand the more care is required to keep it in good condition. An
abnormally small, hand is not attractive.
The hand should be in proportion to the
rest of the body. It should have character, too, and should be used expressively.
Indeed the hand does much to express
the 'character. When ' its owner is a
nonentity, the hand is merely a machine.
When its owner is an individual, the
hand follows suit.
To keep the hands smooth use a, few
drops of this lotion after washing: ,
Three ounces of rosewater.
-- One ounce of glycerin.        '■
Ten drops,of carbolic acid.
Ten grains of bicarbonate of soda.   ,
Cost, about 20 cenxs.—Gentlewoman.1
cated  girls  went
The chemistry  off
tion to hygiene
for a young lad]
with  a   chafing
naise or making
too much to drei
hsive   been   diniii
into  it  professionally.
cooking and its rela-
ill be deemed as fitting
•'s attention as toying
ish. stirring a mayon-
reamed dates. Is this
m of? The fact is, I
at   Foster   hall   and
longing for a difijei-oiit state of tbings.-
Obsc-rver in Chicago Post.
" .said  the  girl,
the buttons over
a lit-
the clerk, "I believe I
ii slippers a great deal.
The Cradle of Coeducation.
"It is now about 65 years since for the
first time in the history of our country
young ladies studied the higher branches
in the same- classroom with young men
and publicly received the degree of bachelor of arts from Oberlin college, the
cradle of coeducation," writes Edward A.
Steiner in Woman's Home Companion.
"In the year 1841 'three women graduated and were the first young women to
receive a degree in the arts,' and in 1S44
two women applied for admission to the
theological seminary, were admitted and
finished the course, although they did not
receive a degree. One coveted privilege
these young ladies were not permitted to
enjoy—that of reading their essays on
commencement   day.    The   professor   of
° How She Was Presented.     '
It costs more to make one's debut in
England than in America, for over there
a girl is' not properly introduced till she
has been presented at court, and the cost
of launching a daughter in'society is
something to drive impecunious fathers
into a lunatic asylum. One girl who came'
up from her Berkshire homo to be pre-^
sented has given an account of ,,w,hat she
endured and what her father's"' pocket-
book suffered. First, a large, aristocratic
and handsomely furnished house waa
rented in London for the season—nearly
every one rents his town house now—and
a big rent charged. Then began the work
'of laying in a wardrobe.
This girl first paid a visit to a place
where corsets are made to order. She had
a pretty figure, but madame insisted that
she must have an 18 inch waist to be
beautiful. She was measured and fitted
for riding, opera and ordinary corsets,
and the bill came to $100. Twenty-five
pairs of the smartest boots and slippers
added to the bills. A score of pretty, hats,
to go with various dresses, made a big
hole in $500, and three times the amount
went to the dressmaker. A riding habit
cost $50, a bicycle suit the same and several dozen pairs of gloves to match were
no small item.
The presentation dress cost $600,
though it was plainly made of exquisite
white satin broche. For a fee of $15
a lady came and taught the young woman the court bow, the way to courtesy
and .carry her train. This .was hard
work for the debutante, and she said she
was as tired after an■, afternoon with her
teacher as though she had spent the time,
on the golf links. And after all the
time and trouble it was but a few brief
seconds she spent in the royal presence.—-
A College Cook.
One of these days some enterprising
girl is going to earn her way through
college by acting as cook, just as the
poo-r and plucky young .men earn their
way by taking waiters' places. Bright
and blessed be the dawn that heralds in
that day! Then there will be intelligence and inventive power aud artistic
pride back of the saucepans and the gridiron. Then students will not be fed on
veal loaf and corn bread, eggs boiled
hard, stewed prunes and the like. There
will be succulent and tempting luncheons. Things-will be doubly nourishing,
because they will bo palatable. No more
cream gravies like kite paste; no more
tough brown steaks; no more coffee weak
one day, muddy tbe next and burned the
third; no more stringy and watery
stews: no more "boiled greens" in place
of civilized and emulsive spinach; no
more gluey rice; no more bread puddings; no more clingy mashed potato.
Each viand, from Irish stew to halibut,
sauce Hollandaise, will be done to a
turn and no further, seasoned to the
queen's taste, served piping hot or ice
cold, never in the lukewarm condition
wiiich made even an apostle use ugly
words about spewing out of his mouth.
And then. too. the gentle art of cooking
will be raised to its rightful position, just
as that of nursing was as soon as edu-
What Slihpers Will
"I am afraid
you'll have to set
"Yes." assented
will.    You've woi
haven't youVV      .
"Certainly," she replied.
"I   thought   so,", he   said.      "Slippers
make such large, lhotty ankles."
The girl blushed\i little at the uncomplimentary allusion to that portion of
her foot. "But eveiybody wears them,"
she argued.
"Yes, I know," he returned; "but nobody ought to.    Slipper wearing,  when
indulged to any gnat extent, spoils the
shape of the foot.   (Slippers are worn for
various reasons.    Some women like them
because they are confortable,'others because they imagine .heir feet look better
in low, fancy shoes and still others because they are convenient.   The fact of
the matter is, slippe's are not a bit more
conducive to ease than high shoes, if the
latter are selected judiciously.    Indeed
thoy are less coml'or.able in the long run,
for the woman whe is addicted to slippers is bound to have swollen feet a good
part of the time! aid when she finds it
necessary to. wear high shoes the inconvenience greatly exceeds the pleasure she
has previously dejmed from slippers.. For
that reason the be.iuty is purely imaginary,  for there rs' nothing attractive in
bulging, overgrown ankles.-
"Convenience is the only good point
that can be really urged in favor of slippers. The anklos need .support, arid if
they don't get ill they not only become
^deformed to a' certain extent, but their
strength is impaired."—Pittsburg Disr
patch. ] > '
Largest Family on Record. <
In the' Harlej.au manuscript, Nos. 78
and 980, in the "library of the British museum, mention is made of the most extraordinary family that has ever been
known in the world's history. ■ The parties were a Scotch weaver and his wife
(not wives), who wore the father and
mother of 02 ch ldron.
of the offspring of this
ere   boys—exactly   how
not knJwn, for the record' men-
Ihat 4G of the male' children lived to reich manhood's estate and
only four of ,tle daughters  lived  to  be
grown up women. Thirty-nine of the sons
were still livingfin the year 1C30, the majority of them then residing in and about
It is recorded in one of the old histories
of Newcastle tl'at "a certyne' gentleman '
of large estaytes" rode "thirty and three
miles beyond the Tyne to prove this remarkable story.}' It is further related
that Sir J. Borers adopted ten of the
sons, and three other "landed gentlemen"
took ten each. The remaining members
of the extraordinary family were brought
up by the parents!—London Woman's'
cited in a Chinese journal of a native,
aged 40,' who has married and divorced
35 wives and is now married to the^thir-
ty-sixth. He was,first married when 18
years old. and the reason alleged for this
extraordinary example of inconstancy is
that he has a younger sister of extremely
jealous and quarrelsome disposition, who,
from the moment that a bride enters the
house, institutes a system of persecution
which soon drives the unhappy woman to'
ask her husband for a divorce.
Keep Children EDinployed.
Thoa-hildren who are, not kept employed will get into mischief. If you do not
find them an occupation they will iind
one for themselves, and it will, most likely, be one to which you will say, "Don't
do that!" Find the children ,emploj ment
and so cultivate their tastes and help
them to form good habits. Make it a rule
that anything begun must be' finished.
Whatever is done should be done to'the
best of the little one's ability, and neatness and care should ,always be encouraged and praised.
An authority in the matter of meats
for children says that they should never
have pork, veal or any of the internal
organs that are used'as food. like liver,
kidneys, etc., except sweetbreads. These
are both nutritious and easily digested.
Shellfish or crustaceans, too, should no*
,be a part of the regular diet of children.
The Princess- Waldemar of Denmark
has devoted .herself to the welfare of the
national fire brigade. She thinks that
firemen are the bravest "citizens.' and she
docs all she can io help and encourage
them. She often! turns up at a fire and
watches the proceedings.- . .    •
The majority
prolific pair \
many is
tions the fact
To soften hard water take one ounce
of quicklime to four gallons of water.
Stir it thoroughly, and when it is settled
pour off the clear solution, and it will be
enough to add to two barrels of hard
water. ' ■„     '
Ho v.-  Hnnnway  Automobiles   Terrorize, Par is ian  Boulevards.
Runaway horses'used to furnish an occasional diversion on the Paris boulevards,
bub these .incidents have now become
somewhat rare. A more modern accident
has made its appearance. Today it is the
runaway automobile, which now and then
runs amuck in tho  streets  of the   Ercnch
■ capital, frightening pedestrians, smashing
other vehicles and causing the cxcitablo
gendarmes no end of trouble'.
The accompanying illustration, taken
from a Paris paper, illustrates one of these
up < to date, mishaps.- A 'motor carriage,
left standing unguarded at the curb by itp
conductor, has in some way been set in
motion, perhaps by the jostle of other carriages or by a defect in tho machinery. It
has torn along .the boulevard, acquiring
momentum at every new revolution of tho
wheels.    In its mud  course an   apple cart
. has been upset. The careless conductor
and all the gendarmes in tho  vicinity aro
'giving chaso. , ;
A runaway automobile presents a difficult proposition. It cannot be scared t*.
a standstill by waving a coat or blanket;
Proper Care of the Finger Nail*.
"Soft white hands are always one of the
principal points'of a refined appearance,
and for that reason women of ati ages
have most carefully attended to their
hands," writes Mrs. Humphry, advising
plain girls how to be pretty, in The Ladies' Home Journal. "The care of the
hands cannot be said to be neglected
nowadays, when so many persons employ
the manicure, who scrapes the nails and
makes them of a lovely pink, pushes back
the skin from the little white moons at
the base, cuts the nails in a crescent
which exactly follows the outline of the
half moons and ends, by washing the
hands in a preparation that makes them
both smooth and white, temporarily.if not
permanently. The hands look extremely
well after the manicure's task has been*
finished, although Erasmus Wilson says
that the nails should never be scraped nor
cleaned with any instrument save the
nailbrush. The only other implement
needed is the small ivory presser."
About Jewel Wearing:.
Few out of the large number of women
who possess brilliant jewels wear them
becomingly. Strange as it may seem,
brilliant jewelry in close contact with
the face is unbecoming, and the neck is
the worst possible place for its display.
It is shown to best advantage on the
hair or corsage where the hair or material of the gown separates it from contact with the skin of the wearer.
The possession of jewels, su&h as diamonds, emeralds, rubies, pearls, etc., im-
plies wealth, but the vulgarity of wearing jewels simply because they are costly
is undoubted, while the wearing of much
jewelry during the morning or upon the
street is equally so.
Many of the cheaper grades of jewels
are very beautiful and are becoming to
the majority of women—corals, pink and
red, just now so fashionable, cameos, and
carved ivory are most effective and are,
in most cases, more becoming than the
flashy jewels of untold value.
Sixty-six Ways to Make  Coffee.
"George," said Mrs. Ferguson, who,
having finished her breakfast, was glancing over the "miscellany" column of the
morning paper, "I see there are now 65
ways of making coffee."
"Does the paper say so?" asked Mr.
"Well," said Mr. Ferguson, tasting the
cup of coffee by his plate once more and
pushing it away from him, ''without
knowing what the 65 ways are, or anything about them, I.am willing to go on
record as saying that Bridget's method
of making coffee is the sixty-sixth."—
Youth's Companion.
Too Mnch Sister-in-law.
Sisters in China evidently exercise a
greater influence over their.brothers' lives
than  they  do in  America.   The case is
and there are no dragging reins for a
heroic policeman to seize. It will not
swerve aside to avoid running over helpless women and children, as even frightened horses will sometimes do.- It dashes
blindly ahead, reckless of any destruction
it may cause to itself or other things. The
only chance of stonoing it before it is
smashed to pieces against a wall is tc
jump aboard and clamber up behind,
where the controlling machinery is lo
cated. ■ .
The Trapper's Story.
I have always been of the opinion that »
owing to his keen sense the bear ,is our
first game animal and should be pro-
tecteiLhy law. His depredations on live
stock are not, worth taking into account,
and I am quite ready to agree with an
old trapper who was sleeping soundly
in his cabin one day when an eastern
man in search of hairbreadth stories of
adventure knocked at his door. The
door was opened by the trapper's partner, to whom the visitor made known
his errand.
"Bi'l." said the younger man, "this
feller wants to hear some narrer escapes you've had from bear."
The old man. rubbing his eyes, looked
the stranger over and said:
"Young man, if there's been any narrer escapes the bear's had 'em."—W. E.
CarJliu in Ainslee's.
He Itnns From the Souvenir Huateri,
When Neptune Is on Board.
My father is an officer on tho United
States steamship Oregon. One dajv when
I was on' board of her, while she was at
the Brooklyn yard, I saw tho black pig
which was taken off the Cristobal Colon
and was named Blanco by the sailors
out of compliment to the Spanish general.
Ono of the officers told me' that Blanco
used to be very sociable and come up to
have his back scratched, but so many people havo pulled bristles out of his back
that tho- poor pig runs whenever ho sort
any stranger coming toward him. What"'
will sou von ir hunters take next?
-. ■ When tho Oregon crossed the equator,
Neptune and his suit came 'on, board, .is*
they always do when a ship'crosses the
lino, to initiate the,, landlubbers into thtf
mysteries of the deep. ' The sailors aiy
first shaved with a large wooden razor, and
then tipped over backward into a tank
with about four feet of water in it, so than
they get a' good shaking up and wetting. •
Father's Chinese servant was so afraid
that he would be ducked that he hid-behind the curtain in father's stateroom all
day, except when he"was waiting on tha
tablo during' mealtimes. — Catharir.a
Greene Stephenson in St. Nicholas. -
Clever Lad's  First Enterprise.
A New England   furrier, has  lately re-.
ceived anew proof of the energy and thrift
of tho rising generation'','says Tho Youth'
Companion. '   .       •     , "
Ho received a correctly worded and most
businesslike letter, sent from a Massachu ,'
setts town by a, person who.' asked several
questions in regard to the variety of skins
the furrier- purchased,   tho sizes desired'
and the price paid. < „
He promptly returned an answer—for
which his new correspondent had inclosed -
a stamp—and, after giving  tho informa   '-
tion requested, he wrote: ' *  ■
I should liko to know how long you have -.
been in the business and whether you are at
present dealing with other firms. '
He did. not receive an  immediate reply,
but in a day or two there arrived from his '
new correspondent a batch of'most desira-..
blc,skins.       _ __'       >     .     .„ "
" Ho acknowledged   their_receipt   in" a '-
manner satisfying   financially and  other- t.
wise, and by return * mail' came  a  letter,
through which glowed a   boy's irrcprcssi
ble pride: -. '   r   '     '      ■■ ,      .
Dear Sir—I am glad the skins were satisfactory.   Will send more lat»r.   [ am 12 years old,
and this is my first,enterprise.   Y'rs resp'y,
         Henry .
Ttto Opinions.' <
I wish that girl had been a boy 1
I hoped a boy would move next door,
For girls aro always prim and neat.
I know she'll be a bore.
She will not want to wade or run.
She'll never, never catch a ball,
Nor climb' a tree, nor lly a kite—
Girls are no fun at all
Oh, I'm so sorry he's a boyl
Two girls could havo such splendid times
At sewing doll clothes, playing tea.
Or reading tales and-rhymes.
Of course he'll hit me with his ball
And make a dreadful lot of noiso
And play at soldiers all day' long-
There is no fun in boysl
—Marion Beatty in Youth's Companion.
Truths   For Girls.
Never mind about the dimples if there's
sunshine in your smile.
At least one littlo act of kindness a day
and an easy pillow at night.
Vacation planning isall right, butdon't
let the summer dreams interfere with
spring school duties.
Neatness of dress first, and style may
came as an afterthought.
One frown a day when she's in her
teens will wrinkle a girl's forehead like a
crone's by the time she is 20
Try making, yourself as agreeable to
your brother as if he were some other
girl's brother. It will pay to win his boyish confidence.
How many thoughts a day for mother's
comfort do you give?
11 a
Farmer Clovertop—Wot did that
there boy o1 yourn learn at college?
Farmer Hayrick—Well, he learned
Greek an Latin an football an fencin
an a lot o' things.
Farmer Clovertop—Fencin,. hey?
Waal, I don't see as how your fences
"looks any better nor mine.-—Philadelphia Record. .._.
shell  game?"
'My- scheme is as
■/;   -
It Sceovcd a Veritable < Klondike, bat the
landlord Knew' Setter.
He was a new arrival at the seashore,
and'everything he saw seemed to interest him. Of course'hewent tothe'beach
during the bathinc hour and after a
brief survey of it became abstracted and
' thoughtful. He' walked , the entire
length of it and then made a circuit up
by the bathhouses, studying every detail of the surroundings.   ,     '- ' -
"Do you know," he said later when
he had hunted up,the'proprietor of the
hotel at which ho was staying, :'that
you're overlooking a golden opportunity?" .*
"Wait until,yonsee your bill," suggested the proprietor, with the calm assurance of a man who knows he has
done the best he can.
/ "Ob, that has nothing to do with
' it 1" returned the,guest rather irritably.
"There is a chance to make a fortune
.here entirely outside of the hotel business!" m i   ,
"Possibly, possibly," replied-the proprietor,  "but1 you  have   to  be   pretty
,    sharp to run a shell game here without
getting  into trouble with the   authorities."     ',."-'        ,     ' ' .     .
/'Who wants to run as
:"' demanded the guest.-' "
i' ^legitimated as—as—any   theatrical  attraction, there is_ in existence.    Will you
go'into it »vith me if I prove it to you?"
* "My capital is pre'tty.'well'tied up in
this hotel,"   said  the rproprietor .cautiously. -                  '   .''              :'
"Practically no capital is required, ",
', mrgech the -guest. iVWust say the word,
and I'll let you iii onthe.grtfund floor."
"Let's hear .about- it,'", returned-- the
" proprietor, "and if-it'.is.at all plausible
yon can counfceme in". '*!.■ -    :
••Well, the''first, thing  to  do," explained" the  guest, "would   bo  to rent
the. bathing beach and put a,high board
, .fence mound it.    The'living picture exhibition there during the bathing hour,
>'-,'& simply.superb, but it ought not to be
free.- I'd make,all men and old  maids
■   pay an admission fee:"   A?*'.
„v., Theiproprietor shook his head.
»   ''  '"It wouldn't do, ",h'e said.  "Wo tried
. it once. " ,, ^     .'"        y - >'        -
{"What was  the trouble?".asked the
guest.        t \ _        '
.    '/."Two.of the prettiest girls there were
..Jjere got,mad about >somo trifle' one day
-' and" just out of  spite fthey cut an additional six.inches off  the,skirts,of  their
bathing^suils , aud  insisted outgoing in
'. Tliey kept that
'..wo''didn't  make
enough-money to  pay the gatekeeper.,"
"M—Chicago Post.     - <_*    '
Unappreciated Mn»e.
"Gracious," exelaimed .the night singing tomcat as he cleverly dodged the professor's bootjack, "how sadly inconsistent
you are!," '""    ,
"How inconsistent?" gasped the learned
t "You teach the beauties of poetry during the. day," replied the sagacious animal, "yet now you would discourage my.
mews."—Catholic Standard and Times.
An Exhibit on Wheels.
'Henri, when we move, I want an open
' "Our stuff may get rained on."        '  ,"
"1 don't care; I want the  neighbors to
see what lovely furniture you buy for me."
—Cl>>**-a.KO Jlccord.
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asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, lumbago.,
tumors, rheumatism, excoriated nipples
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k Belleville, lady, Mom Doctors
Failed to Help, Cured at"
" Last by Doan's Kidney
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A Victim of Yellow Fever.
■Washington, June? 9.—General Brooke
at Havana has reported ,,to the war department that Private Charles Woodfin,
Company A, Fifteenth infantry, died of
yellow fever.at Puerto Principe June 4.
Many a man who has promised to' lay
down his life cheerfully for the woman
he loves will be found ten mouths later
shying at the idea of oiling the hardwood floors.—Minneapolis 'Journal.
 .      - (
The goat produces more milk'annually in proportion to itsnlive weight than
any other animal kept for milk production.       '     , '       ,'     ,
,    ,     Ileinedy for Sore Tlu-oat.
This is just where Griffiths' Menthol
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wili become immediately, relieved. No
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No one who has not suffered from kidney
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those endure who are the victims of some
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andhighly respectedlafiy of Belleville, Ont.,
had to bear the burden of kidney complaint
for over 20 years and Slow Doan's Kidney
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prostration. Nothing'seemed to help her.
Doctors and medicine^ all failed, until we
got a ray of hope when we saw Doan's
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Motto for cooking school, "Forgive
Us This Day Our Daily Bread."—New
York Truth.    ,      i
A Gift That Won Her.
' The prettiest story of the giving of
presents that I know anything about is a
.chapter in the life romance of an adorable little woman who is the wife of an
ex-senator from' a state in the middle,
west. She was a widow when the senator first met her and he a* widower. * It
was the afternoon of life with both of
them, but he wooed her with the ardor of
a boy and the persistence of a man. At
one time she had definitely "made up'her
mind that her duty forbade her-to marry
him, and she told him so. She was deaf
to his pleadings, and he' went away, asking only that he mightgive her some gift
in token of his unalterable affection. She
would accept nothing' b.ut a.trifle—a book,
she said, and a book he gave her. It
was the most magnificent edition to be
had, and on the baclowas emblazoned the
title, "Paradise Lost." >'
• But later'he added to his library—their
'library, in fact—"Paradise' Regained."-"
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','Take tho goods the gods > provide thee," this
is wisdom's dee- est lore,'
But while taking don 1 neglect to keep on hol-
, lering for more. „ , >
k —Detroit ITswa.
Mediasval. .
"I wouldn't mind tho death so
much," said tbe man who had been
condemned to die on'the wheel, "if it;
wasn't for one thing. "
"_ What is that?" triumphantly hissed
■ the chief inquisitor.
"This wheel you use looks like such
a confounded low grade affair."—New
York Truth.  .-' "
ffiinaif s liniment Cures Danflrcff.
Social Agonies.. ,
" JIow did you get 011 with Miss Biggs,
to whom I presented yon?"  -
','Duln't get .on- at all. First time I
opened my mouth I called her Miss
'.'Well?" "    , „
t '"She glared at me and
beg paidou, Miss Boggs.'
'    "Yes?"
"Tiniu she walked
—Chicago Record.
"        Americans ,AiTter a Souvenir.
"I don't like this pouvenir fad. It
seems un-American to mi." '
"Well, it isn't uu-Americau. If'you
had about 30. real simoa pure aboriginal Americans chasing jou across*a 30
mile prairiei as I have,(|trying to get
your scalp for a souvenir, you would
hold   different • views.'"--Indianapolis
Journal.        -    ' >
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Burrows, Stewart & Vlilne, Limited,
Hamilton, Canada', have issued a circular to the stove dealers slating that the
fire which occurrea in tieir factory last
week will not interfere vjith stove business or repairs. The part.of the building
burned was theluoountiig- shop, which
will be rebuilt inside of wo wneks. *
Fortunately the  large' jonceru's" stock
of  stoves, furnaces, and scales, vvhich is,
very  heavy at   this  tiun  of   the  year,
escaped fire, owing, to  their  very large
premises.      ' :
' <*$&
OeXs ojiA/ n*ws 4*my
I said, 'Oh,
off and left me."
Minard's Liniment for sale roywuerc.
Ono Eflect.
"Gentlemen," wrote the editor of
tho Boomville Terror, "the Klondike
fever has hit this community hard.
Please send me at once, by express, four
pounds of cap K's and tbe same amount
of lower case k's. Can't get this week's
paper out till thoy come.''—Chicago
ULCERKURE—Swift Cure lor Poison (Mor Ivy.
His -Platform.
-    "I," said he, ''am an antitrust man,
eveiy time."
It was noticeable that there were
subdued murmurings to the effect that
ho always wished to be trusted for his
ante, but what would you? Are 'not the
voices of calumny always active?—Cincinnati Enquirer.
LA Compliment With a. Str inc.
Miss Keene—Do you know, Mr. Tubbs,
that vaw^e always reminds me of you?
Mr. Tubbs—Of me?    How's that?
Miss Keene—Oh, it'£ so large and
shapely, and— \
Mr. Tubbs—Ahem!' Yjes?
Miss   Keene—And   there's   never  any
thing in it. you know!—.1
jwelers' Weekly.
Something Wrong1 Somwwhere.-
! What's that?"
This paper has a long article about
new hero, and I've been unable to (ind
anywhere in it a single word about his
having been the black sheep of tho family."—Boston Traveler
Carriages, Wagons, Barrows, Windmills,
&c.  ,COCKSmJTT PI.OW.CO., Winnipeg;
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on wluc-.li. we aro biuldtupr up-the,mail order
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Groceries and Provisions, Carpets and
Mousd Furnishings, ^Furniture,- Wall
f'fipeis firl Pictures, Catalogue and
Samples i'ree if von writ©    •
"What's in a name? -A'rose by any
' other name would-smell as:sweet." t v
'   c '.     ,>, l       •—SHAKESPEAKE.'''
arc   the   finest      f>c A C
India sind Ceylon   1 CAo
packed.   Put
up by -
Some Difference.
■  Hewitt—How did  you   come out
your bets yesterday?
Jewett—I broke even.   How did yon
corue out?
Hewitt—Even   broke.
So rapidly does lung irritation spread
and deepen, that often in a tew weeks a
simple cough culmin»t;s in tubercular
consumption. Gi\e heed to a cougri,
there is always danger in delay, get a
bottle of Bickle's Anti-Con&umntive
Syrup, and eurfl vourself. It, is a medicine unsurpassed for all throat and lung
troubles. It is compounded trt.111 several
herbs, each one of which stands at the
head of the list as exerting a wonderful
influence in curing consumption and all
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There never was, and never, will be, a
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ills to which flesh is .heir—-the.very nature
■"nt many curatives being Ruch that- were
the germs, of other and differently seated
Diseases rooted in the system,   of   the pa-
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, would   aggravate  the  other.     "We  have,
however, in Quinine Wine, when  obtain-
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remedy for many and grievous ills. -By its
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and, gauged by the opinion of scientists,
this wine approaches nearest perfection
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When I'nw.Wa»:n Boy.
I wisht 'at I'd of been here when
My paw he was .a boy;
Thoy must of been excitement then— ■
When-my paw was a boy;
In school he always took the prize,
lie used to lick hoys twice, his size—
I bet folks all hail bul^in eyes—
; When my paw was a boy.
They was a lot of wonders clone
When my puw was a boy;
How grandpa ,mist  nave lovcc] n;g ^^
L      When niv n.iw wus a bo";
ne-o frit trie coar unci chop "the wood
And think up every way he could
To always jist be sweet and good—
When my paw was a boy.
Then everything was in its place,
When my paw was a boy;
How he could i-assle, jump and nice.
When my paw was a boy!
v He never, never disobeyed;
He beat in every same he plaj-ed—
• Gee!-   What a record they was. mad»
When my paw was a boyl
I wisht 'at I'd been here when
ify paw he was a boy;
They'll never be his like agen—
Paw was the moddle boy;
But still last night I heard my. maw
Raise up her voice and call my paw.
The worst fool that she ever saw-
He ought of staid a boy!
—<icergie, Chicago Times-Herald.
TO THOSE OF iSH-DiilNTAllY OCCUPATION.—Men who follow sedentary
occupations, which deprive them of fresh
air and exercise', are mo|e prone to disorders of the liver and Kidneys than those
who lead active, outdoor lives The
former will Jinn in Parmelee's Vegetable
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cheap considering their excellence.
Heart  Failure.
Hyson—Flow 'did the, Blank' murder
case come out?
Foochow—Oh. the woman was cleared
of the charge! \
Hyson—But how could that be? She
shot the man deliberately, and he died
instantly, as at least half a dozen per-
bons testified.
Foochow—I know, but the defense had
a medical expert. He made a post mortem examination of the man whom the
woman shot, and he declared that it was
a  case  of  heart  failure.'—Boston  Tran-
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'the name .is
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TT^-^T   IT. -
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more subject chaii men, becomes so acute
in some subjeccs tnat they are utterly
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Probably the only public church in the
world is at Cynthiana, in Posey county,
Ind. It does not belong to any certain
denomination, but is open to. all creeds
who desire to hold services there. The
church was built by the Wilkinson family, one of the pioneer families of that
The church stands about a mile south
of Cynthiana. It is a neat little building
and will accommodate about 1,000 people. The church is looked after by a
board of trustees. Near the church is a
cemetery, where all the Wilkinsons are
buried in a row
public, and the
neighborhood see to it that the place is
not neglected. Every spring the farmers
lay aside their work for- a day and put
the old burial ground in good shape.—
Pittsburg Dispatch. , ■   •
The burial ground  is
farmers   living   in   the
Hsiv:  tlie  Girl   PlajM   On,
[After Longfellow;!
Somewhat back from tlie village street
Stands tbe old fashioned country seat,
Anross lis aririrme portico
Tall poplar trees their shadows throw.
And there, throughout the livelong day
Jemima, plays the n.i-a-na.
Do, re. mi,
3Mi. re, do.
Tn the front parlor, there it stands,
And there Jemima plies her hands.
While her papa, beneath his cloak,
■ >Iutiers'and'groans, "This is no Joke!"'
And swears'-to hlmfceif and sighs, alas!
With.sorrowful voices to all who pass,
"Do, re.  mi.
"Mi, re, do!" .
Through days of death and 'days of birth
She plays as if she owned the earth.
Through  every swift vicisitude
She drums as if it did her good.
And still she sits from morn till night
And plunks away with main and might
.   .        Do, re, mi.
Mi, re, do.
In that mansion used to be
Free hearted  hospitality;
But that was many years before
Jemima monkeyed with the score.
When she began her daily plunk.
Into their graves the neighbors sunk.
Do, re, mi,
Mi, re. do.
To other worlds they've long since fled,
All thankful that they're safely dead,
They stood the racket, while alive
Until Jemima rose at five.
And then they laid their burdens down,
And one and all they skipped the town.
Do, re. mi.
Mi, re, do.       —Harlem Life.
is the kind that housekeepers who want only the
best always buy. Packed
in pound and two-pound
tin canSp it comes into
the home with all its natural aroma and strength.
Protected by our SeaJ,
the consumer knows that
its purity and strength
have been untampered
with. Your grocer sells
this kind, but be sure bur
seal and name is on the
can you buy. Clgs*
W. X. U.    231 TWW.w S*'T"
CU/l3n ^*. U-'tA-J -.^»*h^t>.^
M. E. Bissett Editor.
Tne'colnrnns of Tjjk News are open to all
wJ2. wish 'fco express therein yiewa on matt-
erft >f public interest.
' "While we do not hold ourselves jreaponai-
ble^fo? th$ utterances'of correspondents' wo
(reserve'■> the right;-of declining'to inaei-t
o<mnnuni,catioo8 unnecessarily personally.
OF Advertisers "who want" their' ad
oha'ng-ed, shoujld get .copy in by
12'aba.' day before isjsuo. ' '
SATURDAY,   SEPT.,   9th,   1899.
An jndustry that may  hereafter
prove of importance, in tbjs district
Mr, Williams has
grapes  on
°    «!
is grape culture.
i-     -: •      :" >v
grown some   very
Grant and Moun'ce's farm this year,
anja we have heard, of others who
have been equally successful,    Of
J«.'i •, <•   •  i . '*   '...i      •   «.••••    '.
course, the attempt is merely an
experiment a3 yet, but if it can be
shown that smgil quantities can be
grown, there is hp reason why large
areas should < not he successfully
puitiyafsifl.' At Cowichan, on the
% '& l#.'}" grapes' are grown from
which wineof good quality is made.
' We would be glad to ptiblish letters from farmers and others on the
r »• .»n^^-— *,    •!..•■«---
JJ.HW..4-A.WJ   J-0.-.U-JI
MP   j
JJ, M< S. Ainphioh, inost popular pbip
W*th Victorians of any in Her Majesty's
gquadron, has' the    homeward  pennant
' Hying--this morning, with orders to pail
'   for "A'capulco on    the- first' leg cot-   her
journey .back to the AJetherlaud  at %0
', o'clock.    With her-go the heartiest good
'   wishes-of'every citizen of - British Columbia's capital'for each and every one
>    on - board, from    Captain Finals to his
, cabin-boy. >    • 	
- it is not probable that the Amphiou
-, , wiii be. -seen- again -on this station—for
uiauy years at leant,   -There is-a dittei-
euce- of  opinion as    to-what ship wih
(succeed her, ii. M, H. Vindictive' having
been reported as cumnnssioning at Obai-
"    huiu-to-luke her piuce,    The  y'iudicuve
^•--iike * -phe • Aniphion, ' a     tyyin-screwi
tiui&er of the second class,  but she li*
jjuiiiowhat more modern in type, and isu
vessel of 5,i0u tons re^teier, as uguiusi.
tue'Auiphiou s tonnage of -i.JOU;    while
her power is exactly double that oi the
Old xuvonie—4-U,(A»0 i. h. p., wheret** U>«*i
or the Auaphion is 5,000,       "'
-- '1 he report is also revived that a battle-
piup-o£- uie hrst class will form pan oi
Auuiiral   Jiea union t's   squadron,   and  m
this connection it was slutco ul i&>uui-
niail    yesierduy   that   ii.   iii.   £>f   liujai
Van, a • sister ship of- the itoyal Sovereign,, is shortly to- be deiachtiu trow the
uieuiteiTuueau- ileet,  to    come    io    the
iSorth l-'a-cihc, as the tirst battleship ever
fetauunea in Lheae waters..     The xioyai
Oak-is  a  twin-screw   battleship  oi.  the
iirst class, fully armored, with a-tonnage
of 14,500 aud 9.UUU i. h. p.     She carries
upwards of 000 men, and is a floating
lighting machine second    to  none thai
America has ever seen. - •
• But  while    this  would    undoubtedly
make her a more-interesting craft to the
careless visitor, it could not give her'the
Amphion's place in  the hearts of   Victorians, who well  remembered the ship
a-ud her hearty, whole-souled"olhcers; and
men  on  every  occasion    she has  been
stationed at Esquimalt,-
•sJt \fas on her former commission here,
in command of Captain E. Grey-Ilultou,
about ten years ago now,'that the Am-
p'bion passed   through; the  greatest adventure-that any warship has in Pacific
waters  this century—and  continued ' to
float.-  " She was at that time on    her
■vfayto Vanpouver,  carrying the    then
Governor-General    of      Canada,-    Lord
Stanley-of Preston, and his distinguished
party. • It was a dav of dense fog; yet
time •pressed,- ' ,'p was running
at foajf speed. is rounding into EJaro
Btrait "there was a-' crash, ap ominous
sourid1 of'ripping, and ahole upwards'of
12& feet long"-and from 2 to 12^'feet "wide
h#d been torn in the steei hull- "    '
;ALt  tjie  same    instant    the  skip  was
wheeled ^s'though-oh a'pivot, and while
the"1 crj^ew threw /canvas; mats; over   the
Kide which drew into' the -gaping wound
and .'lessened • the inrusb;    of-  wattir,  a
oftiirse-was •shaped-'for   Esgiiimalt, " the '
ship- running at full speed tbrougb the'
murky-night.    'Realizing-that there was;
nb-ayailahle place to beacb.her, and'hur-
riedly-calculating her floating1 life by the
rate-of -'-bje'r "W^at-er-taking,  her officers
conclaidipd   that  they  had 'a- chapc'e'   to
save- the* ship by; running: for itr" " And
they  d^d  it,-so 'coolly  that    the distinguished' people'; oh    board never knew
mitil'loligimonths later how desi>erate a
chance they 'had: takbh'."-  Esquimalt was
mJid^ and'the'dbck entered with an hoq'r
or-tfv'o -to :spiire. - •-■•-
or f.v .- .., .-,...<.•.
I Observations •%
The Victoria Times lately published a poe n by Chas. G. D. Roberts which, we think, deserves a
place in our Canadian Readers. It
is good verse and the sentiment is
patriotic. How many teachers
think of fostering the spirit, of patriotism in their pupils? They
have the best opportunity of doing
so. Do they take advantage of it?
There is not a land in all tho world
with a nobler, more glorious hip*
tory than our own Canadian Home.
From the day when first Cartier
sailed up the St. Lawrence down
through the stormy years the Can-
adians held the land against English and Indian foes and later when
French and English Canadians
united to defend theii common
home in 1812, Canada has not
wanted heroes in the cause of HeaA •
en, home and freedom.
Mr. Roberts is a Nova Scotian
and was formerly professor of English Literature in King's College,
Charles G. D. Roberts.
O rivers rolling to the sea
From lands that bear the maple tree,
How swell your voices with the
strain -
, Of loyalty and liberty.
O holy music heard in vain
By coward heart and sordid brain,
To whom this strenous being seems
Naught but a greedy race for gain.
O   unsung   stieams—not splendid
Ye lack to fire your patriot dreams!
Annals of glory gild your waves,
Hope freights your tides, Canadian
St, Lawrence, whose w^4ewa;ter laves
The  shores that ne'er  have
nourished slaves!
Swift Richelieu of lilied fame!
Niagara of glorious graves.
Thy rapids, Ottawa proclaim
Where Daulac and his heroes came!
Thy tides, St.  John, declare La
And, later, many a royal na,me)
Thou inland streams, whose, vales
From    storm,   Tecumseh's   death
made poor!
And thou small water, red with
'Twixt Beaubassin and Beausejour!
Dread Saguenay, where eagles soar,
What voice shall from the bastion-
ed shore
The tale of Roberval reveal
Or his mysterious fate deplore?
Annapolis do thy floods yet feel
Faint memories of Champlain's keel,
Thy pulses yet the deeds repeat,
Of Poutrincourt and d'Iberville?
And thou fair tide, whose plains now
With march of myriad westering feet,
Saskatchewan, whose virgin sod
So late Canadian blood made sweet J
Your bulwark hillsf your valleys
Streams where de Salaberry trod,
Where   Wolfe   achieved,   where
Brock was slain—
Their voices are the voice of God!
0 sacred waters, not in vain,
Across Canadian height and plain,
Ye sound us in   triumphant tone
The summons of your high refrain,
■j'-''. :■•
1 Of  all   the   Arts    first   taught
by    gods   to   the     c b i .1 d r e n
of     men     none    'speaks   to   'the
soul  with
"til".   ■ riCTrjJMXJw
*f J1 MKJi   m  J  i*—aw—
.■1,'miw "y^i-r~^'gSi'^\ *'t 1"  > J 'I ■iwjwp^yn^yjyiiji
I M 'V '
—~     'n-LJ—--"
L--^i.-'' rA'Ml'JJ'y
such   power   as mus»«.
"Sculptureappeals to the admiration
of .physical beauty as do painting
and archefecture.Only indirectly do
these affecfi the higher sense, tbe h.-
culty whic i feels beyond what \ lie
eye sees But music reveals to the
spirit hidden realms."  It rais< a the
soul above
Most  Hig
the things of earth. It
even to the throne uf the
i and angels delight the
Author of creation with this divine
art. Surely music is exalted
far above all the other gifts of man.
The paintirgs which from remote
ages have dscorated the tombs of
Egyptian kings, the banquet"halls
of the mighty, dead these thousand
years, and tie great' Cathedrals of
Christendom, those monuments to
man's faith [:n the God of his ancestors: the triimphs of sculpture^—
from the missive sphynxes of the
Nile down tie corridors of Time to
the dome o: St. Peters—all shall
crumble with the dust of worlds.
Music alone shall survive the
wreck of creation and its notes wel-
come heroes to the home of angels.
*     *
The above is music as,it can,be.
But oh! music ashvgenerally is is
another tiling. You go out to
spend an evening and someone asks
a young lady to sing. She immediately begins to twist her head to
one side jtill you think her neck
will be dislocated. Then she grabs
the chair jand says she "has a cold,
can't sing anything" (that's a fact)
etc. Party No. 1. coaxes a lit*
tie, tells her she has a sweet voice
(and a fey more lies.) Finally, the
young lady assumes a look of
mingled I martyrdom and joy,
spriiigsuw from her chair and make
a bee - linl.for tha unhappy piano.
There she seats herself, chases one
hand withj the other over the keyboard, makes two or three grabs at
the keys ahd gives a shriek (i. e< if
the piece jjk operatic.) Shriek follows shriek with few< intermissions
• ' ■ . - > **
for about fifteen minutesof sor and
the audience murmur "How classic" and make beleive they like it.
Now that's the worst of playing
the hypocrite. If you praise her
'piece,' she will go and do it again.
So will young men. They are just
as bad. Music is an awfnl thing
Union Hreweiy,
PftahLaqEr Beep 7n THlwviNCE
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persons witholding. or destroying any kegs belonging to .this company.
HENRY BEIFEL,   Manager,
the evening'.' Rev. J. X. Wh.lemar:-
at the usual hours morning and evening
Epworth  League meets at the close of
evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.
Rev. W. Hicks, pastor
CHURCH.- Services at n a.m. ahd
7 p. m. Sunday School, at 2:30. Y. P.
S. C. E. meets at the close of evening
service.,   Rev. W. C. "Dodds, pastor.
St. John's Catholic Church—Kev.
J. A. Durand, Pastor. Maaa on Sundays
at 11 o'clock a. m. Sunday School in
the afternoon.
For Your Job Printing
.Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill
Heads,   Envelopes,    Business
Cards, Shipping Tags, Posters
Handbills, Dodgers, Circulars
Funeral Notices, etc.,
I am agent for the following reliable
The Royal Insurance Company.
The London and Lanoashirel
James Abrams.
Commander Garnons Williams
of theWaispite has rented Glenartr-
ney, Mr. Macdonald's cottage.
Lieut, and Mrs. Henderson and
Miss Henderson are staying at Mrs.
Lieut, and Mrs. Glennie are at
Mrs. Church's
Mr. Cecil Martin, who was at
Mr. McDonald's some years ago, is
doing well up north. He has a
good claim up there and also in
Comox. He intends prospecting
the latter Christmas.
Glad to hear Misses Emma and
Maggie McDonald have had an increase in salary.    Good services de
serve to be well compensated.
Miss Emma McDonald had the
pleasure of hearing Godfrey's band
while on her trip to Victoria.
Mr, Maurice McArdle
has a claim on He 1 m c k e n
Id. which promises well. Medium
ore assays from $13.50 to $43 per
ton copper alone, from $1.50 to $2
gold, and $1.40 silver. He has
made arrangements with Mr. Treat
of Texatta to prospect it, and will
proceed north in a week or so.
Why will any man be so impertinently officious as to tell me all
prospect for a future state is only
fancy and delusion? , Is there any
merit in being the messenger of ill
news? If it is a dream, let me enjoy it since it makes me both the
happier and better man—Addison.
FOR SALE-—A set of Dickens1
worksT^ost $28—will take $10.
Apply this office.
, "Dominion creek and Its. tributaries
'will in all probability turn out a considerable amount of gold, both this summer
and next winter," said one of the late
arrivals from Dawson yesterday. A
great deal of work is being done on the
creek and benches, steam tha^rers belajf
used on many claims. A strike was recently made on Caribou creek, which
enters Dawson at No. 27 below mpoer
discoTery. As high as 75 cents to the
pan was'taken out, but the arerage was
10 cents,.
A year ago, Caribou creek elaimB sold
well. As much as $10,000 and $12,000
was received for individual claims. Considerable development work has been
done, but no pay-streak has ever been
found in the creek, which, is probably 5
miles long. As there was nothing found
in the creek claims, it was concluded that
the pay-streak must be in. the hillside,
and the result of prospecting wfl8 the location of pay opposite No. 9, about 200
feet up the hillside.
Messrs. Neil and Dougall McArtbur,
of this city, have let eight lays on their
claim. No. 33 below upper discovery, on
Dominion, some to Victorians. The laymen are: William Giles and William
Clements, Lee Bros, and Wood, John
McGillivary and John Ross, Angus Mc-
Gillivary and William Rose, Alex. Mo-
Arthur and Alex. Gr,aham, John Cameron and Frank Haj, Duncan McPhail
and Mr. McKenzie; Malcolm McDonald, Bob. Franks and; Thomas Carl. A
great many of these parties had lays on
this claims lasjt season, and about the
same number of lays were let last year
as there are this." The laymen all did
well, making from $1,000 to $£,000 eack"
A rich strike is reported 'on No. 3p
above on Sulphur, owned by. Alexander
McDonald and others. The' pay-streak-
has been crosscut for 170 feet, and its',
width has not yet been determined.'
There is 4 feet of pay gravel, it ist
claimed, that will average 20 cents to th£
pan on a portion of the claim, while on
the other side phenomenally rich dirt has
been found, running from $1 to $32 to
the pan. It took 11 months to locate the
pay-streak. ^
Another of the men reported to be
drowned in Five Fingers rapids - ha.s
"com© to life," This time it is Judge tti
T. Irwin, formerly of Snohomish, Wash?
A dog owned by Mrs, Pike, who conducts   a   grocery  store      in      Dawson,;
brought the hand of a. human being to.
a litter of puppies for food.   The suppo-1'
sition is  that the hand is  from  the remains of Bert Scott, who was drowned.
in the Klondike river from a canoe up^
setting   aboqt   two   months   a#o.     De--''
ceased owned No. 49 below on Bonanza,"
and his relatives have offered a reward;,
of    $10,000    for the   recover;*,   of the '
Hotel "
COR. dunsmuir avenue;
Mrs. J- H. Piket, Proprietress.
When in Cumberland be sure:
and stay at' the Cumberland
Hotel, Firgt:Class Accomoda?
tion for transient and permant
ent boarders.
Sample Roofps and  Public Hal|
Run in Connection wjth Hote(.
Rates from $1.00 to $2.0Q per day,
Delivered, daily by       in Cumberland
and Union.   Give us a trial.
I, am  prepared   to
.   furnish Stylish Rigs ,§
and do Teaming at O,
reasonable rates. o,
Cumberland o
Esquimalt & Nanaimo, By.
Calluxn, Proprietor,
A.  K.   Xo-
smith and Carriage Maker.
For Sale.—A, new   type-writer,
never been used, Price( $40., Appjy .[
this office '«■■•*{
For Sale
and one ^'COLUMBIA GUITAR," both new. Anyone,
wanting a Banjo or Guitars
would get % bargain in pur- ,'
chasing one^ of these fine in- .
Chas. Segrjave, Local
Steamship Cjty of Nanaimo will nil tm%
follows, calling at way porta m freight aad^
passengers, may offer.
Leay.e Victoria for Nanaimo
Tuesday 7 a.m.>
'-    Nanaimo for-Comox,
Wednesday 7 a.m..;
(£omox for Nanaimo
Friday 8 a.m
•      Nanaimo for Victoria,
Saturday 7 a.m.^
-. OR Freight tickets   and 8taU>;
room apply on board,
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•Directory. 0 .
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1LLJ JiilT—ti! r?* ^-* '■'w " w g?
w.'.' w»'ian Wf
, /gHre hundred ^Thougand Ton» M Ore
S»id t^Be » Bight.'     '
P. /G. Hlnde $cv
JBritr    *
.^rrlned on the T£$e, ia well pleased over
' the outlook of the late' copper and gold
/discovery located i miles west of white
.House. According to the statements of
Mr. powker, an old-time pioneer of tbe
Yukon, the ledffe has been traced for
* quarter of a mile jrith a continuous
cropping, and, It comes to the surface
*t different points for folly 10 miles to
jth+ westward. Ife stated that the a*-
•ays per ton shov 15 per cent, in cop-
rr, from 13.00 to $20 in gold, and from
to 10 ounces in silver. These assays
were taken from samples, secured at different points along the face of the ledge.
The ledge matter shows a width ot fully
SOU feet, trending east snd west, with a
• din of nbont, 80 dogrees.
Mr. Bowker believes that this is the
, same copper ledge that crops out at Lake
Hootch!, where Mining Expert Henry
Bratnober has sixty claims located toi
the London Exploration Company. This
.district Is about 55 miles west and cast
and   across   range   from   White   Horse/
, The company-has taken up twenty-three
claims containing 100 acres each, occupying a tract of land a half-mile Bouare.
, About a dosen men are sinking shafts
on the ledge, while another force of men
are-, cutting a trail 4 miles long,- connect*
fog the mine with White Horse.
' Three Camps have been established,
including one at White Horse, for the
pack train and store.
, Mr. Bowker estimates that the ledge
now shows In sight fully 200,000 tons
of .ore. Should, the ore prove profitable
to  work,  a smelter will be erected to
pandit the product,
1899.       PROVINGIAIx.       1899.
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< < ^ The crop*   throughout   the province
have been ver> severely damaged by the
recent rains, but'just how badly it is as
,   jet hard to state, as much of the grain
.which  was at- last reports'. apparently
ruined may hare been saved by the re
tarn pf floe weather.,   A representative
of    the Brackman A Ker Milling Co.,
who made a tour through the Delta district, on the Lower Praser, writing on
. • Wednesday, gives a very blue report of
tbe prospects.    He says there are 2,000
tons of hay In the field which he eon-
-   aiders ruined, while the   oat crop has
been badly damaged, much of it having
,,  been knocked down, which will make it
' hard to cut..   He did not visit Sea and
Lulu Islands, but was given to under-'
'   ■taAd' that    the    conditions there were
similar to those in the Delta.    .
In Ohilllwack all the hay was, housed
before the wet .weather commenced, and
the farmers hsd just got nicely to work
harvesting 'their grain when the rain
commenced. ' As a consequence there is
a considerable quantity-of wheat sprouting In shocks, and the bats and peas'
~which, were' not > cut' are. lying down.
On. Vancouver Island ail the hay was
In before; the wet weather commenced,
and, some grain was cut, but the damage '■
^as not very serious.  0r\ ■    „   •
.From the Okanagan valley Messrs. R.
P. Rithet* Co., owners of the Columbia,
nulls,1, Bnderby, receive   a daily report.-
'That received yesterday pictures the con-'
ditions as very serious.    The writer says.
the mill will have to    handle a    great
quantity of damaged wheat, and if the
fine 'weather, did not come eoon, all' the
wheat in the Okanagan Valley would be
more or leas damaged.
It ie pleasing to quote one man who
keeps posted on tbe conditions in   the,
agricultural districts and holds a more
optimistic view.'   Mr. D. R. Ker, man?
aging director of the Bracktnan & Ker
Hilling Co., says this    is not the first
time that there have been early rains
and reports,of crop ruination..   A man
going through s district just after or dur>
Ing a rain receives the bluest kind of reports, but nine times out of ten as soon
as the fine weather comes the farmers
find that the damage was not nearly as
bad as they expected.     Of course, said
Mr. Ker, a lot of the grain will be discolored, but he hardly thinks much of it
will be.entirely ruined,
Grand Concert each evening.
Special Attraction at the New Westminster Opera House.
Monster Excursions from all points, at greatly reduced rates.
For special features see small handbills.    . , <   -
No entrance fee charged for Exhibits.
EXECUTIVB--Hls Worship,   Mayor Ovens,   T. J. Trapp,   W. J. Mithers,   Geo. D
Brymner, R. F. Anderson, Aid. J. F. Scott, Aid. M. Sinclair.
For Prize Lists, Entry forms, and full partioulsra, write to
President. ,       ,       , Secretary.
W. H. KEARY, Commissioner.
•  >>. WIS
rt- y-i-B'
Having .„w„...    «
A New Stock, we  are prelpared-; ito^
turn out at short notice
;>» .vpyti
others to join him in the ownership of
these concessions    he represented' that'
Mr. Sifton was a silent partner .in  the
speculation. Mr. Sifton made a dramatic
reply, to this accusation.'    Holding up a
return of the leases granted, he asserted
" that Mr. Philp had not even received a-
dredging. lease, and that his name was
not on the. list.    On examination it was
found ; that'- the  minister' had deceived
parliament,  and Hhat on the very list
before him:Mr.  Philp was entered as
having received four mining concessions
of live miles each. - The,other' unfortunate circumstance involves another minister not named.     Tbe London Times
had expressed-regret at the refusal of
the government to permit an investigation of this Yukon scandal.     Reuter's
news  agency subsequently  published a
long  despatch   from  Ottawa, reporting
that  Sir  Hibbert  Tupper had publicly
withdrawn his charges, and that for this
reason no investigation was needed. The
statement  that  Sir Hibbert had withdrawn his charges was untrue,    It was
cabled across the Atlantic at the public
expense,    py  one    of    the    ministers.
Reuter's agency,   op  receiving  it,   protected itself from all blame for the untruth  it  contained  by intimating  that
the story was published "by request."
Visiting Cards,
Business Cards,
.'   ^I
General Teaming | Powder
Oil, Etc,, Hauled. Wood
in Blocks Furnished.
From the Toronto Mall and Empire.
The Yukon scandals occupied a great
deal of attention of parliament, as they
had already of the civQized world.    It
was the desire of the people, seeing that
the official rascalities.liad been subjects
of universal complamt, that full investigation should be made, that the wrongs
|f)     should be righted, and that the offenders.,
V\     should  be punished.      Twice    did    Sir
1/     Charles Hibbert Tupper move for a Judi-
|)     cial enquiry.    In the later instance the
crimes were catalogued, and Sir Hibbert
offered not only to prove that they had
been  committed,  but  to   serve  without
remuneration; as  a prosecuting counsel
before a Royal Commission, and to resign his seat th parliament if he failed
to make good his chargeB.' Twice did the
government refuse investigation.    Twice
did it opose the probing of this iniquity.
It had reasons for shrinking from publicity, and for covering up the offences
which   have   been   discussed   the   world
over, and have, cast disgrace upon the
fair  name of    Canada.      Evidently  it
knows that if the case were ventilated,
the rottenness and greed of the Siftonian
regime would be exposed, in bo far as it
has affected the gold mining region of
Canada.    The public would see that the
gold territory was selected for exploitation purposes, and that partizans were
rewarded with appointments there that
\ they might enrich themselves contrary
A to law by the capture of auriferous lands
\\ which, ought to belong to the people.   It
"/ was in defence of Mr. Sifton rather than
|  of  the officials that investigation  was.
vwith such violence and heat, denied.   It
/was because the scandal resulting from
Vhis administration would have necessitat-
»'\ed   his expulsion  from the  cabinet    if
\ ^officially brought to view that the minia-
i ters and all but three of their supporters
j! united in  Blammlng    the  door of    the
a Yukon in the faces of the people.     In
,f /the United States Secretary Alger's war
'//administration has been examined, and
/the Secretary has .had to resign.     Here
\ in Canada, where an investigation has
\never before been refused, the govern-
>ment is afraid to enquire too closely into
Mr. Sifton's acts.
Two, disgraceful incidents marked the.
YYukon; discussion. In one Mr. Sifton
'was the, oh|ef actor. Sir Hibbert Tup-
[ per chargea1- that Mr. Sifton's late law
Kpartrier,' Mr. Philp, had applied for and
{ had secured gold dredging leases in the
7 IT^kon, Strict;  ^bo that wbe^ inviting, (
Directors of the B. C. Agricultural end
Industrial Association Have a
proposal to Make.'
Society    Cards
A meeting of the directors of the British Columbia Agricultural and Industrial
Association   was   held   last   evening   to
consider a proposal, to hold a provincial
exhibition, commencing next year.   The
idea is to have all the cities and towns
in the province join in this movement, at
any rate those situated in the vicinity
of agricultural districts, and let the cities-
and   towns   take   turns   in   having   the
exhibition.    A committee was appointed
to confer with the directors of the Royal
City   Association   during the  exposition
at  New  Westminster next month,  and
also with the directors of the smaller associations throughout the province.' This I
committee constats ' of Messrs;    H.    D.
Helmcken, M. P. P., Noah Shakespeare,
R. Seabrook, Di\ S. Tolmie and A. J.
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& iV,M.,B.C.
Courtenay B. C. j
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
m9 :. .;■
Dodgers, Tickets
cordially requested
and general work at
moderate prices.
The News
Cumberland  Encampment.
No. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.
Weets^every alternate Wednesdays oi
each month ar 7:3o.oVlock p.m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
Chas. Whyte, Scribe.
Mobs Bent on Lynching in Pursuit of
Negro Fiends in Three States.
Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 5.—Mobs
are chasing negroes in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia for assaulting
women. At Fulton, Ky., Matthew Mc-
Fall, a negro, attempted to assault Lillian Clapp, aged four.    He escaped and
the  citizens   are   scouring the  country
for him.
A well-armed posse of farmers in Sullivan county, Tenn., are close on the
trail of an unknown negro who has been
followed from near the hamlet of Piney
Flats to a point ip the mountains near
the Kentucky line. The negro,attempted to assault Abner Snalling's daughter.
Snalling, the father, leads the mob.
At Shelbyville, Gib Ray, colored, wag
arrested on a charge of assaulting Mary
Hays. He was guarded all night at
the gaol by a posBe of officers. The
sheriff slipped him out yesterday morning, and he is going towards Lewisburg,
the mob .following.
Lenora Olden, aged 15, was assaulted
Sunday, night on one of the principal
8treets*of Chattanooga by Tom Downs.
Her recovery is qoubtful. Gaoler Nick
Bush arrested Downs near the Georgia
state, line yesterday morning. The.
negro element la excited, and a half
brother of the girl; has organised a mob,
to lynch Downs,
. . . L. P. Eckstein .
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^[Copyright, 1898. by the Author.]
"I'll -tell you, Jossey, those chaps
know as well as I do that I took a par-
eel of stones from Ridley tonight, and
before long Lipinski will be here with
a search warrant to look for thetu.
Now, if ho doesn't fiud any he'll reckon
- ■ that I've planted 'em, and I'm going to
run 'exn.as you say. That means that
we shall be watched and that every
one who'goes out of* camp, especially
anyone bolonging tome, will be stopped and searched, and so tho missis'H
have about as much chance of getting
those stones down to Cape Town aud
on to the steamer as I would.
"Now see  how my  plan works out.
They know I've got stones from .Ridley,
but they don't know what stones.   See?
They  come  hero with   their  warrant,
arrest us both   and search us, find this
other little lot ou  you and jump to the.
conclusion that they're the  right  ones
and that I've jusG given 'em to you, but
there's no proof of that, and they can't
get one, for  you'll  play the funk, own
up and   swear you bought 'em from  a ,
Kaffir, while  I   do ThC'indiguant  virtuous lay.
"Y,ou  needn't   be  afraid of  Ridley.,
They don't want him yet.  They'll wail
for him aud nab him when convenient.
'•' jfe's  me   they  want.    De Beers would
.-give a good bit  just now   to  plant- mo
.',on the breakwater for a few years while
they  put this  amalgamation   business
' "through.   That's wheremy game cornea
,   in.   This parcel should pan out at £36,-
'•■0.00  at   the very least, and  that's ' just
-what 1 .'L-.ut to fight   these amalgama-
\ tors'oa iusir'owu ground.-
"If I got nabbed, the whole game
would bo up, but if you go for me,
Jossey, I'll' make zuy fortune, and
yours,,too, my pippin. Muratti will go
flying up sky high, and it won't, be a
matter of thousands then, Jossey; it'll
be millions, my boy, millions, and you
shall have your share when you coma
'< out, never fear.       .
"'You  know,   if   you   were   left 'to
yourself,    Jossey,1  you'd   never   make
£3,000 in a century of   blue moons, let
.alone £10,000   in   threo ■ years^ orl .so.
' -Come,  now, what do  you say? -- You '1\
have  to  look sharp, for   they  may   be
here  any  minute—ah,   yes, I  thought
so!   There's the  official   knock.   Now,'
-don't act the goat and fly in tho face of
good   fortune.    Here's   the   gonivahs.
"That's  it  in   your   waistcoat   pocket.
Now, button your coat.    That'll do!','"
"Well,    gentlemen,    good    oveuing.
What can I do for you this  evening, if
- ifc isn't morning already?"
"You can hand over that, parcel of
diamonds you got from Frank Ridley
tonight, Mr. Muratti, aud then you can
come with us," replied Inspector Lipinski politely, but still a trifle stiffly.
"I've a search warrant here, but you'll
save, us a.lot of trouble and yourself and
household a lot of inconvenience by
passing over tho stones at once. We
know they're in the house."
"Then you know a mighty lot more
•about my house than I do myself, Mr.
liip'iuski, " snapped t'.ie little man somewhat viciously. "There are no diamonds here hub what are my "own lawful property, and they'ro all cut stones,
, so I'm afraid 1 can't give you what
you've come ior.   But of course if you've
' got a warrant you.can act ou it, though
it's'a piece of most unwarrantable tyr-
• ann'y. And this a- British colony tool
"Why don't they call it penal settlement
and have dogs witb it? Shall Task my
wife to get up and como down?"
"I hope there'll be no necessity f'jf
that," replied the inspector, with a
pleasant smile. "But now, gentlemen,
wo must get to work, please. It isn't
pleasant for any of us, I ih'A/w, "our Ji's
our duty, and .it must be done."
The formality resulted exactly as tba
astuto Mickey had predicted it would.
The diamonds, a parcel oC stones worth
about £200 at iirst cost, were promptly
found in. Jossey's pocket, aud he played
the tyro in I. D. B. with a perfection
that was by no means all art.
Mickey of course did tho virtuously
indignant relative and disappointed
benefactor without a flaw, not only at
the moment of discovery, but at the
police court the nest morning. So well
indeed did both play their parts that to j
Inspector Lipiuski's intense disgust the
magistrate refused to send the chief
criminal to the special court for trial,
and so after providing generously for
the defense of hit erring relative he
left the courthouse a triumphantly
whitewashed man.
At tho next sitting of the special
court Jossey got five years, and tha
same train which took him to Cape
Town happened also to take Mrs. Michael ,Muratti, who, for reasons of
health, had been advised to take a trip
to Europe to avoid the worst of the hot
Reason in Kimburley. Inspector Lipin-
Hki still had his suspicions, but even
they did not rgo so far as to put a value
of .about £30,000 on the high and hollow heels  of  the  lady's dainty French
made boots.
« * * • «        • •
Nearly five ' years later Michaol Muratti, Esq., was sitting at tho writing
table in tho library of his "town residence in Lancaster Gate. He was reading aletter and swearing softly under
his breath at every lino of it. When ho
. had read ifc through for tbe second time,
he crushed it up in his hand, stuffed it
into his trousers pocket, went and stood
on tho hearthrug with his short, sturdy
legs wide apart, and said to a life sized
portrait of himself which hung in the
middle of the opposite walj:
"No, bust me if I do! I've been generous to both of them, and I can't stick
ifc any longer. I'll give 'cm just another
£1,000 apiece for old times' sake, and
that's the lot. Half a million apiece,
whew! Why don't they ask' for the
whole caboodle at once? I'll see1 them
selling fried "fish first."
The  explanation   of  this  resolution
may be briefly given as follows: Thanks
to  exemplary behavior aud  a certain
amount of judiciously applied influence,
Mr.   Muratti's  scapegoat   had  got  off?
with a little over three yoars.   The day
he  came out he received  the welcome'
but  not  unexpected   intelligence   that'
through the death of a relative in Loudon  he  had  come  into  about  £5,000
ready cash and  property £r\d_ securities
yielding'about another £l',0"o0 a year.'
The same evening he renewed the acquaintance of Frank Ridley, who had
been discharged without any assigned
reason in a few weeks after the great
coup which had proved so worthless to
him. The bank had been advised by
cable that a leaf had been stolen out of
Mr. Murafcti'B London checkbook and
cautioned not to cash any checks without further notice. Hence the first £2,-
500 had not been paid. The IOD Mr.
Muratti had laughed at. The stones had
cost him quite enough already or would
do so before he had done with Jossey!
and he didn't propose to pay any more.
It was a case of dog eating dog, but.
Ridley could do nothing without disclosing the whole transaction, and that
would'inean not less than ten years on
the breakwater for "him, so he grinned
and bore ifc and waited till Jossey came
Meanwhile  Mr.   Muratti   grew  and
flourished exceedingly.   Everything he
toncnol ' turned      .jer  lo goid or ui<a-
monds, though   he never touched  any^
thing illicit after the last big deal.
He was quite a great man now ; but,
as every one knows him, thero is no
need to repeat that, and there was not
a cloud on his financial or social horizou
save his connection with Jossey and the
present impossibility of getting introduced to the Prince of "Wales.
He had given Ridley a couple of
thou&and in cash on Jossoy's strong representation and fondly thought that
would settle his unprovable claim for
good, but that was just where he had
made tho biggest mistake of his life.
Jossey "came out of penal servitude a
very different person from the shiftless
ne'er do well that he was when he en-1
tered it. It had done him a lot of good.
It had put backbone into him, and besides he had learned many things that
he wotted not of before.
To be' continued.
Proved  n.  Cis
"Speaking of ii
fie  and   Cost   a   Man's
n  Fortune.
surance. frauds, ".-said a
story.    Some yeni
was! insured  for
ly shocking mam:
jio nn :i hunting t
gentleman who h^ been   in the  business
(business of insur
reminded of a case
that 1 feel I ongh
vance that I can personally vouch for the
s ago'a, merchant, who
$13,000 in a   company I
nice, not fraud), "I am
which is so singular
ro  assure  ypu  in ad-
B. O. DRAWER 1287.
148   Princess St., Winnipeg,
then represented, was killed in a peculiar-'
or. He had arranged to
ip and was in his room,
[Kicking up his wimp kit, when a loud explosion was heardi and the family;, rushing
in, found him lyiiu before a closet with
the omire top of his head blown literally
to atoms. Ho was barefooted and in his
undurciothqs; and a double harreled'shot.-
gun lay across t.ho body - Irs leather chmj
was open, and the floor and everything
pointed to the theoiy that in taking tho
weapon from.the" el'iset- one of the hammers had caught opsonic clothing and accidentally exploded t he c-harucu.
"Of course, il w'.'is important''to know
whether it could hrve been a cayeof suicide, for such 'an a*t voided the policies,
hut there was nothing whatever to. noun*
to an intention of that. kind. 1 n ndu t>
careful examination and had about determined to roeon mend immuUati: payment when 1 happened to notice a curious,
circumstance. Tlu roar trigger of tlio
shotgun was black and gummy with oil,
which had ovidi-itly exuded .from this
lock while the wcipon was in the closet,
but the front trigger was perfectly clean
and bright.
"Like a flash,'a strange thought entered
my mind,"and,t stooping do>vn','I, looked,
at the underside cf tho dead 'man's' right'
foot. There wiisja small but perfectly distinct streak of Muck oil on the bail of tlie
great toe. That infinitesimal smear cost
tho heirs exactly $ 1:3.pdti and made the
tragedy as plaid as daylight.
'"As it afterward proved, the man was
on the verge of ruin and'ovidently planned
to kill himself/in such a way t.hat. 'bis
family would reteivo his insurance, lie
arranged everything to givo color .tn'tho
theory of accident, and at the last moi'.ur.t.
cocked tho gut, put the tiiuxzlu under bis'
chin and pressed the trigger with his toe.
If he bad taken the precaution to wipe off
the ail, the truth would never have been
known, and. as it was. the facts were kept'
from Che.public Hut. no 'Claim was ever
made on the insurance company-'-—'Now
Orleans Time!-Democrat.
Private wire connection with all markets
Grain bought and carried on margin
Correspondenca solicited -
Every One's Pay Day In Cliina.
The Chinese have only one holiday in
the ymr. aud that is nt the new year,
which date is. movable, but gonei'.-illy
falls some time in •.February.-. This is
the time they square up everything
and,pay off all their debts. Any one
not being able to pay all his accounts
and to. start the new year with a' clean
sheet is posted' as a ■defaulter and is
looked upon with suspicion by every
one. It is considered it family disgrace,
not to Day one up at that time.-
,    On   the   Verpe.
lie considered it- a paroni.il duty to
see that his! (laughter kept only the
very best marriageable roinpany.
"Mary," s.jid her father, "you have
been going with that Mitchell fellow
for more than a year now. This- courtship must came to a termination.",
'•Oh.'pa. ltiw can you talk'so?- lie
is, oh, so sweet and nice!". r •/
"Ah!"'-'-A,i*P   the  fond ,-father arched
lias ,be proposed V
"Well,   pa,, not
osaetly."     And
girl   hung  hbr
head aud (inhered the
drapery of her dross. "He hasn't exactly proposed: but. then, last evening,
when we wore out walking, wo passed
by a nice -little house, and- he said.
'That's the'kind of cottage I am going
to live in some day.' and I- said •Ye's,'
and , then be glanced nt me and
squeezed my hand. Then, just as wo
got by, I .alanccd back' at tho cottage,
and—and 1 squeezed his band.,pa."
' -'Oh. ah...I sec! Well, we'll try" him
another week or two."—Loudon Tit-
LMts. ,
Tlirusliisiar a Kitipr.
1 During "ho A'slianti campaign there
was a grotesque exhibition of a native
policeman's indifference to the "divinity that doth hedge a king." General
Colley. then tho major commanding
the transport column, writing to his
sister, describes how one monarch had
his foolishness driven out of him by
"tho rod of correction."    Lie says:
I am a Paid one's idea of the majesty
"that doth enshroud a king" is not exalted' in ,'his country. At one station
ou my why down I heard a row in camp
during the night aud the next morning
sent to inquire wliat it was. A native
police cotporal of mlue, a first rate fellow, came up and saluted.
•'Heard row in Maukftssin camp last
night, sir. Found king making groat
noise,    gambling    withc   bis .subjects.
Very  bad  form,
thru si ting, sir."'
sir. Gave king great
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Could only
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The trouble would recur, at very awkward times. I was persuaded to try Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills. *-' I obtained relief after one dose, and before I had finished the first box
felt better than I had for many years." * "  '
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Tlie      Scheme
"Worlfctl on
a.    , Shrewd      Dealer
tlie At>tiile Banker.
•An amusing story, told in .the "Meino-
.ries of an Old Collector," nptkes clear
the tricks in trade to"'which an unscrupulous dealer in antiquities will resort in
order to get a large sum for his wares.
The 1 \vo [>artres were Alessandro Castellani.'tin* clever dealer, and Baron Adolph
Itolhschild of Paris. , '        .,•
Castellani .had managed to s-ot hold of
a superb enameled ewer, together- with
'.lie dish on which it stood. He knew that
J.arou Adolph had'a fancy for objects of
this kind, hut he also knew that no
Uothschild was ever so carried away by
tiis faney as to pay more than was reasonable for anything that, pleased him.
- Castellani, who in trade was what Ma-
ehiavelli was in politics,'devised a bit of
strategy. f>
, The baron, on arriving in liome. visited
Castellnni's shop aiftl was shown the best
things the dealer had. except the enameled dish'and ewer. When everything else
;had bee'n inspected, Castellani'drew from'
a hidden'cupboard "'the'dish, but.*not'-thc
<ewe'r. - The baron was so < pleased "With
rne-'dish that he agi'eod- to buy-the'lot of
which il 'was a part. Cor |6ue of the cus-'
10:11 of. the-shop. was not to sell-a rare
specimen apart from the groui* of which
it iiormed therprincipal object.' The baron
paid: heavily for the -whole, lamenting
iliat there'was no ewer'to stand on the
dish, "and departed'for Florence.
Tilers he was visited by an agent who
told him «f an old lady who wished ,to
sen several beautiful majolica'pieces. He
visited her house,in the country and wasj
disappointed, as the majolica lady, seemingly' chagrined, left the room to ordpr
refreshments, 'and the, baron saw through
the open door of a bedroom a ewer covered by a glass.shade on: which' rested a
wreath of immortelles.
When . the ilady 'returned', the -barou
asked permission to examine the ewer. It
was "brought out, and the baron saw that
the enamel was of the same work as that
of the dish he had bought, but he wished
to be certain''that the toot of the^ewer
would tit into the hollow of the dish. He
inquired the price of the ewer and was
told by the lady that-it was not for sale,
as it was the only souvenir she possessed
of her husband.
Tb'e baron went back to his rooms, had
the dish unpacked -and found that the
foot o£ the ewer fitted it perfectly. ' The
next day the'baron sent the agent to' offer
the old lady a princely sum for the ewer.
He brought back<a refusal to sell. But at
last the widow's scruples were overcome.
Castellani, with his r Italian "cunning,
had planned the whole affair. The agent
who called and the old lady who was
sentimental were his aids in making ,the
baron pay a much larger sum than he
would have given had ewer and dish
been sold, together. The Italian shopman's scheme had taken in the Jewish
banker, reputed one of the most astute
of business men.
Catarrh Cured
After Fifteen
Years' Suffering.
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,B.C,   writes:   -''After    receiving   invaluable-
benefit from Japanese Catarrh Cure, I' consider j
it my-duty to add my testimony-for th6' benefit
of fellow sufferers.   I had been a'great sufferer,
from, catarrh for fifteen years; and,during; thafy,
time I tried almost, every i;emedy I "ever Heard
'of tor this trouble, and a score of doctors; but
the result was only temporary r relief-,'-arid in',
each case the  catarrh returned.;  I  used, six
boxes of Japanese Catarrh .Cure .over one* year ,
ago, and since that time have beeiV'completely
free from catarrh."        , '
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'IMiijrlnf? BcctlioTen .or Moimrt. I
There are passages in. Beethoven.which
have not been heard by the moderti,ear,
simply  because'the modern piano is not
the piano they'were written for; and'on-
the piano they were written"for they pro- '
duce a totally different effect'.to-tlie effect -
they produce on the'modern .piano'." '.The
best pianists either boldly" play. the .loud-
passages of Beethoven and Mozart  with" p
about 30 times the intensity of 'tone the^
compo«ers  wrote  for,-or ."fake"  the \n-~\
struiuent as an oboist does'when;his oboe'
gets quarter of a tone Hat. in -the, middle-,
of a symphony.—Saturday Review. < '.;■>    •
b. C. RICHx^DSON.&r COt   ,:        ;:
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year aud  consider it ,. the'very'.best for.
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A-Great Opportunity-   ,',-,   .  .■ •
The casual observer in1 the Chicago''
court might have thought'thQcase au-br- ^'
dinary ''drunk, "but from the 'strained,.'
tense air of the spectator's and theloolc^
of repressed excitement on.ithe. .judge's-
face it wasplaiuly more-important.'".   .""'
"Officer," said the justice,-"repeat';"
the charge,, that .there may-bo no mis-;
take." •        . ,"..:_      ',      '.,  ".."".-.*'■'..'"    {
"He wor , thqfc  drunk,-your h'onor,',',;
responded  the   bluecoat with   evident,;/
care, "that  whin   Oi. arristed liim- he
wor seein: double."       '        -•'■    •;•"
'' JVIake''haste, then t"''almost stiputed^
his' houor.s. "Go. au'dJhave.'.nimrri'ake'a
census of the city."—^Nev^,Yqrk.S]qhdayj.; •
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linarfs Liniment Cures ;Biirnsv"etc.; r
How  a  Di-unlcen   Husband Was   Made
Sobei- aiiiu l>y a Determined. Wife.
She writes:—'81 had for a long time !
been thinking of trying the Samaria
Prescription treatment ou my husband
for hisi .drinking habits, but I was
afraid he would discover that-I was
giving him medicine aud the thought
unnerved me. I hesitated for nearly a
week, but one day -when he came home
very much intoxicated and his week's
salary nearly all spent, I threw off all
l'ear and determined to make an effort
to save our home from the ruin I saw
coming; at all hazards. I sent for your
Samaria Prescription and put it in his
coffee as directed next morning and
.watched and prayed for the result. At
noon I gavo him more and also at supper. He never suspected a thing, and
I then boldly kept right on giving it
regulany as I had discovered something
that set ev.ery neive. in my body ..tingling with hope aiid happiness, and I
could see a bright future spread out before me—a peaceful, happy home, a
share in the good things of life, an attentive, loving husband, comforts, and
everything else dear to a v.-Oman's
heart, for my husband had to! i me that
whiskey was vile stuff and lie was taking a dislike to it. It was only too
true,.for before I had ;..iyen nim the
full course he had stopped drinking altogether, but I kept giving the medicine till it was gone, aud then sent for
another lot to have on hand if he
should relapse, as he had done from his
promises before. . He never has, and I
am writing you this letter to tell you
how thankful I am. I honestly believe
it will cure the worst cases."   •
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The Pedestal./   •■,'    ".-»„,-
"I see they are getting contributions
for a statue'of Vau de;'Air;' the baseball;
, playcr,"but no provision is-- being rpa'de,
for a pedestal.".  .  .   '•1^'"  '. ' ;.,/'  \
"I am told that they.expect to represent him in the act of stealing a base. V-
—Detroit Journal. - " ' o
Well Suvestodi
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man? \        .-    .;. ■     ,
Sedso—Yes. •■ *. '      . j'-v\ i
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011 margin.
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He Knew  WIi:it   He Wanted.   ..
Ho waa a little darky on a Virginia
farm, and, of course, ho was very fond of
sweets There was a young lady also on
the plantation who always took it*upon
herself to correct any mistakes of speech
\v-hioh she heard bun miiko. Now, pur
little darky wanted some molasses one day
up at the fanuhouso kitchen, and ho
plainly said, "Please, ma'am, can 1 have
some Masses?" •;
".lonas," suid she severely, "you should
say'molasses,' nut '  'lasses.' "
"How.kin 1 say mo'' 'lassos when I ain't
bad none yit:-"'\vliiin:d .ionas.    v.  .     ..•
•And since'then'sho lets,.Ionas akma.—
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Save the Babies.
ULGERKURE HealsAll Old or Fresli FoiMs.     J
Thousands of them die every:summer who could be saved' by the
timely use of Dr. Fowler's Ext.
of Wild Strawberry.
There is not a mother
who loves her infant but
should keep on hand during the hot vy'eather a
bottle of Dr.- Fowler's ,™
Extract of Wild Straw- ^
berry. ;\\
There is no remedy so <M
La|?s|) safe and so effective-for £1
KsK^the diarrhoea of infants, |J
jjl^ and none has the endo'r-7
sation of so many Gana.-
dian mothers who have
proved its merits, and therefore spe'ak ;(j
with confidence. One of. these is Mrs.jp
Peter Jones, Warkworth, Ont.,'who'say^:}'jl
" I can give Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild ''
Strawberry great praise, for it saved hiy ,*i
baby's life. She was cutting! her .teeth 0
and was. taken with diarrhcaa very bad. \j,J
My sister advised me to get Dr., Fowler's |i;i
Extract of Wiid Strawberry;;/ I 'got;..a j'J
bottle and it cured the baby almost- at^'.jj
once.-' .-.:.-•>• ;.•••.
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"Long John" Williams, the Vet
eran Indian Fighter.
How He Killed Fire King, (he Dreaded Comanche Chief, In Single Com-
lint—Other Xutahle Instances of Hi*
1 Valor.   . "
'One of the most picturesque characters
In-Texas is "Long -John" Williams. Ht»
has for years been a companion of "Big
foot" Wallace, another,,, ncied man in t,hi»
southwest. , He is a friend of-Jack Hays,
a famous Indian 'fighter, a noted ranger,
^ rough, rider witW Ben McCullough and
Sull Koss and the high private who ordered General Lee away from the firing line
at the Wilderness. Ho came out of tlie
■ woods on J3an. Jacinto day and staid in
town long enough for a photographer to
get a snap shot at him.
"There is a man who has certainly .been
In 'more battles than ho has got  hairs in
> his head," said'an old veteran.    "And if
^ there ever lived a man," said another, 'fto'
; whom the word  fear .convoyed  absolutely
no meaning that mariris 'Long John' Williams."      - , .
His. long   hair  hangs  down   over   his
'shoulders as a 'constant reminder of a serious vow'that hoanade  during the war be-
. tween tbe "states. (
Mr. Williams, like General Sam' Hous-
*'ton and hundreds of others in Toxas, was
- opposed to' tho war. They had fought
" long and well to secure the independence
of tho Lono Star republic, and when ad-
. xnitted to tho union of' states they had
solemnly pledged their honor, their lives
and fortunes to the maintenance of the
Union. < Texas was carried away into the
rebellion by Wigfall and a lot of his fire
eating followers with a hurrah, and "Long
John "'Williams shouldered his musket and
went with the boys who had rode with him
against the Indians and Mexicans' on a
hundred fields. One hot day in Virginia,
when.bullets were raining upon tho Confederate columns and the air. was full of
shrieking shells and whistling canister,
"Long John" Williams, intoxicated with
tho joy of battle, shouted:
'.'Come on, comrades! Old Stonewall
says we must drive tho enemy, and I
swear to you that no steol shall ever touch
my hair until we have entered Washington city in triumph 1"
He has  kept his  vow, ahd   in   conse-
quonco of that fact strangers, he says, call
him  an  Ishmaelite, and  school  children
\ regard him  with  curiosity.    He  has not
I  cut his hair for about 3(3 years.
',     By all the noted    frontier   celebrities
\ "Long John" was regarded as one of the
most fearless and daring   Indian  fighters
(that ever rode with  the old ranger col-
j umns.    When a mere boy, he" was carried
off into captivity   by the  Comanches and
kept in their camp for two years.   During
\ this period   he   accumulated a  fund of
/knowledge concerning the customs and
\ modes of warfare of the savages that was
, '-of great value to him  when  he  returned
'i 'to Texas and  became a guide and leader
\  with the ranger companies.
k,     At a time when the united tribes were
reacting in concert under Buffalo Horns and
\ | Fire  King "Long John" went alone into
/ the Tonkama camp and induced them to
{ break away from the Comanches and form
i • an alliance with the Texans.    This was a
1  master, stroke in diplomacy that was worth
j  a dozen victories to the  Texans, for these
/ allies did  most excellent  service and remained faithfully attached to the people
of the frontier and helped them fight their ,
battles as long as there were enough Ton-
kitmas to maintain tribal existence.
Upon another occasion "Long John" waa
a second time captured by his old friends,
the Comanches. When he reached their
camp in the Santa Rosa mountains, beyond the Rio Grande, he was surprised to
find that tho Indians had about 15 white
women and children in captivity, whom
they were forcing to do the most menial
Bervice. - Some of these poor unfortunates
had been tortured and made to run the
gantlet, and others had been beaten until
they were maimed for life.
Their sufferings appealed so strongly to
"Long John" that he went to the tepee of
old Buffalo' Horns and volunteered to r«-
' turn no San A^ntonio and obtain a ransom
for theso prisoners.    He did It, too, and
freed the "captives, although at great risk.
> The next year "Long John" pursued a
body of Indians that had been raiding the
bettlements on tho Brazos.    For two off
fchreo days  the retreating  and pursuing
forces were in  sight of each  other.    The
Texans were well aware of tho fact that
'tho Indians outnumbered them, and they
were patiently watching in the hope of obtaining some advantage. ■
One morning just after breaking camp
in tho region of country where the city
of Fort Worth has since been built, they
were very much surprised to flnd>tho Indian's drawn up in line of battle along the
crest of a low range of hills. It was evident to the most inexperienced recruit
that it would havo been- madness to attack them, for the Indians were swarming
over the hills like blackbirds.
In this emergency ','Long John" rode
forward between the two lines and signaled
for a parley. Tho Texans soon afterward
saw a big chief, glittering- with bright ornaments and proudly swaying under a'
' panoply of gaudily colored plumes/gallop
into th3 valley and circle around the daring Texan, threateningly brandishing a
glittering spear.
This chief was Fire King, one of tho
most fearless and warlike savages that
ever fought the. people of the frontier.
"Long John" challenged him to combat, and the chief promptly announced his
willingness to < abide by the result of the-
battle between himself and Straight Talk.
The terms- were soon arranged, and the
two warriors rode back to their respective
commands to make their ,comrades acquainted with the stipulations of the cartel. '
, Thejcombatants rode at each other in a
swift gallop. The Indian circled around
his enemy and raised ,a loud warwhoop
as "Long John" dropped over on the side
of his horse to escape the shower of arrows
that were falling about him. One of these
wounded him in tho thigh, but he was
perfectly familiar with the tactics of his
antagonist, and when a favorable mo-
• incut arrived he fired under the neck of
his horse and sent a ball crashing through
Fire King's shoulder. -
The Indian's right arm dropped helplessly by his side, and "Long John" rode
straight at him in a furious gallop with'
a yoll of triumph. Tho Indian accepted
this bold- maneuver, and when the two
horses met both rolled in'tho dust. "Long
John" was the iirst to regain his feet, and
,he threw his- bowie. at Firej King and
.drove it to the-hilt in his breast. The Indian signaled that he had received his
-death wound,, and, slowly staggering to
his feet, he steadied himself against a little tree and in low, weird tones began to
chant the Comanche death wail.   -
Tho Indians, who had been anxiously
watching tho combat, knew what had
happened, and • they all joined in the
mournful wail. Five young warriors
came into the valley and stood about their
adored chief, tenderly supporting him in
their arms until he sank on tho grass in a
pool of blood. "Long John" mounted his
horse, and, after courtly saluting the
young warriors, who were preparing to
bear away the body of tho bravo chief, he
rode back to the line of Toxans.
While the boys wero grasping his hands
and making him blush under a shower of
compliments a deputation of Indians <
drove a band of stolen horses and cattle
into the valley and left them there in
charge of some 10 or 15 captives whom
they released in accordance with the orders thaf had been given by their chief before ho rode so gayly out to fight his last
Thia Clever Rogue Use* Johnny
Hope, the S'otorions Bank Burglar.
as His Tool In a Job That \Va*> as
Smooth as It Was Successful.
A   Free    and    Easy    Transaction
Which $5,000 VTns Involved.
"I was stopping at a village tavern in
Wisconsin," said the Buffalo man, "and
it was an hour past midnight when the
landlord knocked on my door and aioused
me from sleep to say that a gentleman
wished to see me. I was mightily surprised, of course, but I tumbled out of
bod and lighted the lamp and opened the
door. There stood a well dressed stranger, who made all sorts of apologies for
disturbing me at such an unreasonable
hour, but asked if he might outer. I let
him in, wondering whether ho was a detective or an assassin, and, after fidgeting around for a minute, he said:
"'The fact is I stopped here one night
about a week ago and left a package of
$5,000 in the straw bed. I am awfully
sorry to bother you, but I'd like to get
the money and be gone.'
"I was knocked out, of course, but pulled the covers off the bed aiid told him to
search. There was a feather bed on top
of a straw tick, and he searched the tick
without finding the package. I was feeling that he bad some grounds to.suspect
me, when the landlord entered and asked:
" 'Are you the man from Cleveland
who stopped here one night last week?' ;
" 'And   did   you  leave  $5,000   in   the
straw bed?'
" 'Yes.'
" 'Well, my old woman found it, and
it's lying on the mantlepiece down stairs.'
'"I had the curiosity to go down with
them," said the Buffalonian, "and there
on the mantel, mixed up with spectacles,
clay pipes and door keys, was the package which had been found four or five
days before, as if it were only an old
book. When it was handed to the stranger, he said, 'Much obliged,' and started
off, and as he went the landlord replied, 'Don't mention it.' and locked the
door after him. Everything about the
affair was so cool and careless that I've
been mad ever since."--St. Louis Globe-
"One day in the autumn oi 1870 'Little Johnny' Hope, probably tie most finished aud successful bank burglar who
ever worked a drill in this country, was
walking along Sixth avenue. New York:
enjoying his parole and the mellow sunshine," said an old deteetjive. "As he
swung along he was 'accosted by it prosperous looking man whom he did not
know, although the man "aVldressed him
as 'Mr. Hope.' 'Little Joblnny' took the
stranger into, a cafe anil asked him
things.' , I
" 'In the first place, howfdid you know
meV' he inquired of the striwiger.
"Well, it appeared that 'Little Johnny'
had" been pointed out to the stranger by a
detective who was so shady that he afterward did time for secretly' 'extending
aid and succor to the enemy'—i. o., a famous band of New York crooks.
.'"'Well,' said 'Little Johnny' to 'the
stranger, 'What's your graft?'
"Then the stranger 'up jmd told' him
- what his 'graft' was.' j
"'I'm the ■ cashier of a] bank up in
Wosi cheater county,' said j lie to 'Little
Johnny' Hope. 'The directors don't know
auythingc-about it, but I'm', short in my
accounts. There's only one Jway out of it
—the bank'll have to be'robbed by professional cracksmen. That will let me out.
and in addition I'll get my rake off from
■ the robbery. I want you to rob the bank.
You'll find $35,000 in cash^in it on the
night you arrange the,job—I'll attend to
that. Of course I want my bit out of j
th. t—$10,000 at least. I've always heard
that you are square in these divisions,
and therefore I'll trust you' to hand me
my share after you've done the job for
putting you ou to it.' -   j
" 'This sounds good enough to eat,' re-'
plied 'Little Johnny,' who could see a man,
trap as far as a 12 inch gun will shoot.
'Kact -is, it's so sweet that it's almost
cloying. You give uie a couple of. days
to investigate you. and then we'll talk
"They appointed another meeting at
the same placetwo days later, and in
the meantime ETope looked into the job.
■He found that his man' really was the'
cashier of a prominent 'Westchester
county bank. So when the cashier called upon him at the appointed time he
was ready to talk business.
, " 'You'll have a hard night's work,',
said the cashier, 'for in order to avert
suspicion I'll have to leave the vaults
and safe all locked up tighter'n a drum,
as usual. - You'll need several assist-'
ants.'        '
" 'You  just   pass   those  details" up  to
me.'  replied  Hope.     'Every  man to  his
trade.    They, don't  make 'em so strong
that I can't get,into 'em.'
1 "Then all of the details were arranged,-
nnd the robbery -was fixed for a certain
night of the following week.  |The cashier   was   especially   solicitous \ that    he
should get his share of the proceeds of
the   crib  cracking.     Hope  assured   him
that if there was $35,000 in the job $25,-
000 would be enough for himself and his'
associates, and the"cashier would get the
rest. j
"On the night fixed 'Little Johnny' and
three of his best men went lip to the
town in Westchester county ahd pulled
off the job. It was fa matter of four
hours before the gang, after overpowering and tying and gagging the night
watchman, got into the main safe. They
found it empty. They .then tackled the
smaller safes. These, too. were empty.-
'Littlo Johnny' was mad, as can be readily imagined.
" 'It was the first and last time I ever
played the part of a "good thing" in a
job like that.' he said afterward.
"Now, that was pretty clever work on
the part of the cashier, wasn't it? He
had simply looted the bank himself, and
tho robbery which he had arranged was
simply to cover up his own trail.. There
have been 'Napoleons of finance' without
number developed from the ranks of
bank cashiers, but 1 never heard of a
cleaner bit of wOl'Ic than that. It was. I
think, a bit of absolute genius.
"Of course 'Little Johnny' and his assistants had only to pack their tools and
get back to New York. They weren't in
a position to say anything about how
they had been fooled. 'Little Johnny' had
to read in the afternoon papers the account of how the bank had been robbed
of cash and securities 'approximating
F100.0UO in amount' and grind his teeth.
The bank's failure was announced-a few
days later.
"Two months after that it fell to'my
lot to handcuff, myself to 'Little Johnny'
and  to take him   up to  Sing Sing on  a
New  York Central train.   At one of the
stations not far from Sing Sing I noticed
his face suddenly darken with rage, and
I asked  him  what  was up.   He pointed
out a slick looking man who was sitting
in a dogcart beside the station, and he
cursed   him  in  a   bloodcurdling  way   for
two minutes before he was able to tell
me the story I've told you.   The man in
the   dogcart   was   the   cashier   who   had
been   crafty   enough   to   put  it  all  over
'Little Johnny' Hope, probably the most
wily criminal in  his particular line who
ever operated in this country.   The failure of the bank hadn't hurt the cashier
at all in the" estimation of his townsmen
—bank  was  robbed  by  cracksmen,  d'ye
see. and how could the cashier help it?
Oh: that cashier was good, all right!
"Well, it wasn't up to me to say anything about what 'Little Johnny' had
told me, although 1 frequently saw the
cashier flying high in New York after
that. I lost track of him after a couple
of years, however, and concluded that
he had struck out for the «-_>&t .•**• somewhere or other with his beautifully contrived rakedown from the Westchester
county bank.'1
The Republican Candidate For Governor of Ohio.
The Republican candidate for governor
of Ohio, George Kiibon Nash, is a native
of that state and is 5G years old. He is
a civil war veteran, a lawyer and a politician of long experience. He has the
backing of Senator Hanna in his gubernatorial race. ,        '
At 22 years of age Mr. Nash entered
Oberlin college, but-soon left that institution to enlist in the One Hundred and
Fiftieth Ohio volunteer infantry. In
1SG5 he began the study of law and was
admitted to the bar two years later and
Convention    Ilnll
Can   Hear  a  Pin
began the practice of his profession at
Columbus. In 1870:2 he was prosecuting attorney of Franklin county and in
1ST9-S1 attorney general of the state.
In 1SS5 he was appointed a member of
the supreme court commission, a bodyt
which was co-ordinate with and had^the
same jurisdiction as the supreme court
-of Ohio and wa? created as a means of
assisting that court in expediting decisions in the large number of cases that
had accumulated on the supreme court
docket. '    . s >
In 18S0-3 Mr. Nash was chairman of
^the Republican state executive committee and conducted the canvass in "Ohio
in the campaign that elected General
Garfield to the presidency. In 1S92 he
was a delegate to the Republican national convention at Minneapolis, where
he supported the nomination of' Mr. Mc-
A self made nian. Judge Nash is said
to be well equipped in ''the knowledge of
his profession and occupies a leading
place as a citizen, lawyer and jurist.
Ig.«..«,.«..»-C"»"»., »-«"«„«-♦•< o-c-|K]
'*• ' *
?   Will  Talk of T
Women  In  Law
In  London.
of    the
most   interesting   papers  to
be     read    ''before the International Council of Women,
which    assembles    in,   London on June 26, is that on "Women In
Law," by Miss Octavia Bates of Detroit.
Women from all parts of, the world will
be   there,   and   few   of   them   have   any
knowledge of law or their own standing
before the courts. But Miss Bates will tell
thorn  all  about it,  for she  is a modern
Miss Bates is a brilliant young woman,
and <die may be relied upon to treat her
subject in a highly original and entertaining manner. Doubtless she will surprise some of the delegates from countries where women have not been so progressive as in the United States.
She is a graduate of Ann Arbor university and also of its law school and has al-
ln    Which
An,, interesting test of the acoustic
properties of Convention hall was made
on a recent afternoon. The janitor, happened to be en tbe stage, and Benjamin
Taylor, the superintendent of the
building, was at tbe main exit, 240 feet
away. 'The janitor happened to drop a
light threepenny wire nail on the'floor
of the stage. Mr. Taylor heard itand
looked tip. No one was near, the onlv
other person in the hall at that tim
being the janitor.   '
"Did  you drop a nail?", asked Mr
Taylor. ' - >< •
"I did.." replied,the janitor., -      <■
"Drop  it   again,"  said Mr., Taylor
"I want to'hear it again."
'    Tbe   nail   was   dropped  again, and
again it was heard distinctly.' This led
to a series of experiments,that were interesting as showing the perfect acoustics of  the bnilding and the ability of
the soinding   board to project sounds
into the remote corners of the structure.
A   reporter was   present  during the
tests, which were  listened to< from the
remote parts of the building.  Complete-
quiet could not be gained in the building on  account of  tlie water;', dripping
from tbe  eaves  and  splashing  on the-
sidewalk   from .the  roof  drain   pipes.
Nails of  various sizes were dropped on
the stage from a  height of  four or five
feet.   The noise made by their striking
the   boards   seemed   to'   be   magnified'
some.what.    A   tenpenny  nail  rhade'.a''
distinct clatter;   a threepenny nail was
quite lpud.    When the janitor stooped,,,
his  knees .cracked, and   the  noise was-
very apparent.  Then a silver dime waa -
dropped, and the noise of  it was heard-
very distinctly.  The noise of a soft felt
hat striking the floor was  louder .than'
any of\ the other tests.    Then seme one     ;
asked that a  pin   be  dropped.    It wa° u_i°;
thought   impossible  that   it  could" be" >y
-heard.    The janitor was seen to fumbley'li'
with the lapel of his coat.  In a rnpment-;C"•'•
he raised his hand.    The' next moment | *  ^
the sound,of the- pin striking the floor *,   '
was distinctly heard.  Some one suggest-,'
ed that the janitor drop a, hair, but he"
said that he had-none to spare.;        re','    '"
Every one wTent to the -roof  garden;'   i ^ -
,and the tests were  repeated. ' The dis- v  \,
tance from the stage was   260 feet, but. *y»
the pin could be heard striking the stage   '''
.with quite as much distinctness as frona.'!,.^^.
the ground floor.—Kansas City Star.'   -^ ■'■'"
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A churoh in London still possesses an
income originally given to it for the purpose of buying faggots for burning heretics.
ready taken two degrees, B. A. and LL.
B. Her favorite form of law is studying
it under its international aspect, which is
nothing if not abstruse.
Miss Bates has a fine mind and expresses herself with great directness, lucidity and fluency, and she has already
conquered four foreign languages. Personally she is a handsome woman, with a
magnetic presence, possessing the charm
of naturalness and sincerity. She is the
possessor of a large private fortune, so
that her advanced knowledge in law has
come to her as a pleasure and pastrme
and not as .*> ije^'ssity.
As ?. ,-jiiibwoman Miss Bates is.widely
"i.iiuwn. She has been a member of the
National Federation of Clubs and is now
in the National Council as chairman of
the standing committee on domestic relations under the law. She has also been
president of the Detroit Women's club.
• Dcsscrid  For  Royalty." (- ^^
Emperor Francis  Joseph's chef ,esti- •'
mates tbe cost of desserts' for the'royal '
table at $105,000 a'year, the total table;
expenditures, being   $260,000   a  year." ■
The remnants of  wines  and articles of
food are sold to leading Vienna dealers
and the proceeds go to augment the salaries  of  the. kitchen personnel, which
are often doubled in this way.     , •
At.the royal courts of Italy and Spain
the expenses for desserts have been reduced to a minimum.
The  queen   of England  controls the'
expenses of  the household  herself and
allows very little margin for her kitchen
and cellar chefs.
At the Russian court fabulous sums '
are spent for after dinner delicacies.
Wines costing from $100 to §150 and
cigars worth about tbe same find their
way every day to the table of the czar,
whose order is that a bottle of wine, no .
matter how costly, and whether opened
cr not, shall never be put twice on the
royal table.
An  Unnlennnnt  Experience,
The Philadelphia Record says: "Conductor Penn Little of the Reading railway, who was painfully injured a few
weeks ago by being thrown from" the
top of a car at Nicetown, is aware now
that great rivalry exists among undertakers and florists in this city. The day
following his accident he received 22
proposals from van'ons undertakers who
wanted the job of burying -him, the
rates running from $55 to $360.
"Florists from all over the country
sent their rates for 'gates ajar.' broken
columns, pillows and vacant chairs.
One gardener called in person, and Little, meeting him jit the door, succeeded
in getting 50 per cent discount ofi
market prices before he made himself
known as tho man supposed to be
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The Qnnntrcll Booty.
It is generally believed in Missouri
that a great part of the booty taken by
Qnantrell and his famous raiders from
Lawrence, Kan., ih September, 1863,
now lies buried in a great mound 150
feet high in Bates county, Mo. From
time to time searching parties have dug
great holes in the mound in search of
the plundered treasure, but none has
succeeded in finding anything. Another
party of treasure seekers has now gone
to the spot to take up the search, ita
members claiming to have found documentary evidence which will assist
His Interest.
"I want to see the airship an established factor in our everyday life." remarked the skeptic. ..
"You think it would be a particularly useful institution V"
"No; I'd Hke to live that long.
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man is'"ever given charge'df a stall.
The -whole of the Times' editorial
is weak and betrays a lamentable
ignorance of the question it endeavors to treat of, but it is only what
might be expected from a writer
who up to a month ago was unaware of the manufacture of good
coke in British Columbia.
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The  Times   of , September 2nd.
takes.-the.question   of .Ohine-e   in
coal mines for its   theme and deals
with it as-might be expected of .one
totally unaquainted withahe practical working of a coal mine.     We
have not space for the whole   article., but-shall   quote .parts- which
the    Times    evidently    considers
strong points.    For example:
'n "The Colonist   forgets   that   the
'■" Chinaman    who   cannot   spell   or
read the word "gas" is also  totally
ignoiant of what   gas   means, ' its
dangers'and the   gieat   care   that
' ' -    must be exercised in  places   where
.    it is'likely to be.    ;The , .Chinaman
who cannot read this word or   un
, , . .d'erstand it when spoken  must' be,
a,s anyone can see, a source of danger in coal mines where gas is  the
main terror of-the miner's life."
i Anyone with a fair knowledge of
the, facts is aware that the above is
. , - altogether   incorrect.      Because   a
- man is illiterate it-does not  at all
"follow..that:he is ignorant in   any
case. ■ As we pointed put in a   previous article, fifty''years ago many
.miners in, England were  illiterate,
'■' l  bui no one ever held their presence
x   in a coal mine to be dangerous.
,   .' 'In the'neit p!ace,there is.not  a
c   Chinaman, employed  underground
,    in these.mines who is not. fully' a-
wa.re .of the, danger of ga£—rwheth'er
.   he ca,n spell the word' 'or   not   does
not seem to affect the case.     What
he does know  is .that', if  he   sees
words.chalked .anywhere,   in   the
miae,.it means clanger, just as  ev-
<sry miner understands.    Again, we
have the testimony of underground
managers to the effect that general-
ly.speaking, Chinese are more careful than, white   men,   and   though
Chinese,have, hitherto  been   freely
employed, we have never yet heard
of an accident in the mines  attributable either to the. carelessness or
ignorance of a Chinaman,
i The Times says further:
"In this lies the strongest   argument against the   employment   of
Chinese in mines— they cannot   be
made to understand"the. nature   of
this   element   which    coutinually
menaces the coal miner's iife.      It
would be as   sensible   to   allow   a
Senegambian negro who had never
s^en a firearm, or gunpowder  to   be
employed in a powder-magazine or
cartridge factory, as-to allow a .Chinaman ignorant of  the   nature   of
g is to enter a coal mine."
That is no argument at all    For
If only those who 'understand   the
nature of this element'  ('gas)   were
. permittei to work in   a ; mine   we
can safely say, without .wishing   or
meaning.to   cast, any • .reflections,
that seventy-five -per   cent   of   th
white men no.v. working- in ■ m:ne.s
■ wouJd haye to be excluded'   Why ?
Si.nply because it require*   a   considerable scientific^s wvli as   practical knowledge to  understand   the
nature     or      ca . uses       of     the
existence o| gas. . Tne  Times   far
gets, also, tnat trie Chinese employed underground   have 'nearly   all
If the Semlin government is sincere in its desire to apply educational tests to Oriental labor, why does
it confine its efforts to the comparatively few individuals who a re employed -undergiound   in  one coal
mine as  laborers?    Chinese  laundry men   arc interfering  everyday
with white laundrymen.    Why isa
law not passeij   to prescribe an educational    test   for   laundrymen?
Everyone who has had occasion to
■send his clothes to a   Chinaman to
be washed knows  the extreme  difficulty   of   convincing   the   unenlightened   heathen that he should
have biought back four  shirts and
eight collars instead of three of the'
former and six of the latter.    Surely if there  is a field of industry in
which an  educational tfst is necessary it is   here.    Then  there is the
Chinaman who sells fresh fish, and
who assures his would-be customer,
when asked' as to the freshness of
his salmon, that "him catchee this
day."   Now we  submit to this paternal government,   which according to the  News-Advenier is bent
upon producinggreat social reforms,
that ii is  highly desirable  that an,
educational test shal 1 be applied to
the   Chinese   fishmonger,   and   he
should  be compelled  to satisfy an
inspector   tbat    he   knows    what
"catchee" means.    Possibly it might
be well   to' apply the   test to•■ the
householder, so' that latter will understand   that     when   John   says
"catchee"  he may  possibly , ineun
that he got   £he fish that  morning
from   some one  who  had it for a
week, and  is,  not  referring  to the
date when the salmon   was extracted from the water.    The educational test  applied to  the  Chinese  in
the Union   mines is   said   by   the
Cumberland News to be "their ability to  spell' the  words  "gas"   and
"danger." , This  is a fine" healthy
test.    It is probably the  intention
of the government to introduce another regulation, providing that before gas makes its  appearance in a
mine it shall send in its card.    Will
some sane individual explain why
a  man  should   be any  safer in a
.mine because he knows how to spell
"gas"  than if he did   not? *If the
test were his ability to smell gas or
scent  danger  from afar,   we could
see a lot oi ^ens^e in it.
Speaking of educational teats, we
suggest that one  should be applied
to members of the Executive Coun-*
cil for the province  of British Columbia, and   that it should  consist
of the ability to repeat the Ten Com
mandments.    This  might guard a-
gainst any further "deliberate falsification of the rec >rds   of the counr
cil."    We propound ihis  question
•for the consideration   of the public:
Which, is.the more dangerous to the
body politic, a Chinam.in in a coal
mine who cannot  spell "g.ts," or a
man in the Executive Council, who
stands charged with falsification of
the  records?    Tne   possibilities of
the educational test are simply immense—The Colonist.
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The balance of our stock of ladies' sailor
hats must be cleared out. We place
them at the small price of 25 cents each. •
We have a few pairs of ladies'   chocolate     „■
cloth   top       button   and        lace   shoes
worth .$3.50 per pair, now going-at  $2.50
Boys'Small Washing Blouses 40c. and 50c.
Josfle each other an smoke -and grime ' ) J
For -leavfi'ifco Jano?, at the beck of gold. ' jl
Ye herding   foola .come ^ut   where there1,?
robin'- ,-l
Come o.u't and   fill tlie earth's waste pWu
"P5    ' .  {J
Make howimg  deserts laugh with ninni|1
brook's, <fj|
Turn pathless wpods to green rejoiehifj
" fields. "   ' '}'*
Dot the vast lonesome plains   with cheer!!
homed, t - fil
Work for yourselves, live healthily, contet>|I
Ou products  of your own. > If   ye do thjfl
j  The last curst Anarnhist will quit the gift'"
Comox, B. C.
We have just to hand some extra values
in Flannelettes.^ It will pay you to: see
them before buying elsewhere
We have a   few   of , these    Blouses   left
which we reduced to 50 cents.
Children's Rubbers $  Ladies1 Rubbers at
for   many     years,
},h• .reovor,. no inexperienced   China-.
Now that tlw hunting season has
opened, we would call the attention
of, sportsmen to- Comox. In the
whole province there is not another
district which can offer such excellent ground for hunting and fishing and at the same time all the
advantages, of good accomodations
right on the spot. Within a few
vards     of   the    farmhoucs,.   deer,
grouse, Ipheasont, bear and panther are Icommon. ^ Around Ham-
ilton Lake (about one mile from
Cumberland,) eik abound, as
also all [through Comox valley.
We have,known of .many farmers
shooting fine deer in their grain
fields and orchards.
In    Comox   Bay,    salmon   and
whitefish are plentiful.    A  salmon
weighing 80 lbs. was recently caught
and though this was an   unusually
large  one,  big fish are not by any
means the exception.    The average
weight is from ] 5 to 20 pounds.    In
1 the Courtenay River   (flowing into
.Comox Bay)  several  trout  weighing from 15 to 20 lbs. were captured within the last month.    The average   weight is from   two to  four
lbs.    And there are  lots of them.
In one of the. valley  streams, two
men lately captured 250 trout in a
day and a half's fishing.
These  are not  'fish'  stories, but
common every day occurences.
It must  not be concluded  that
Comox is a wilderness inhabited on
lyby game.    On the contrary, it is
one of the   most    beautiful    and
productive       farming        districts
in British   Columbia.    Of  the latter fact one has  only to attend the
Agricultural Fair held in  September   each ' year   to   be  convinced.
Comox village is a pretty little settlement on the'borders  of Comox
Bay.    Of the  other towns and villages in   the district,   Cumberland,
Union and Courtenay are most important.    The first  two   are   busy
coal  mining   centies  and   all  are
within a radius of 10 miles.
Good board can be obtained at
very moderate rate3 in first class
hotels or private houses.
In Comox Harbor there are at
this seasonTpne or more ships of the
British Navy and their persence enlivens the district and takes away
the monotony that usually pervades
the country (for city people.)
by stage on Saturdays. The fare is
low and the accomodation on board
is excellent—the two chief considerations. *'
We publish the above face f.>r
the benefit of ' those unacqua ntad-
with this «fis rii-T, feeling sure ihat
once a spwr.sman comes to Con ox,
he, will be so delighted with it tuat
he will not fail to come again.
We have   much pleasure  in republishing   the following poem   by
Mr. Eric Duncan  which lately appeared in the' Colonist.    Among the
many contributions  on the subject
daily published   in the large city-
papers and  magazines,  this  poem
ceriainly   deserves  a   high   place,
both for the common  sense view it
takes  and   the  artistic skill  with
which it is  written.    The  poem is
the more worthy of note as   being
written   by one who  has   practical
knowledge   of the toiler's   lot a-id
whose  broad   well  tilled  acres demonstrate the truth of his  poem to
things as they are.
To the Editor of the Colonist:
Sir: It is not the "Man With the Hoe,"
but the unemployed (or ill-emp oyed) of
the cities that menace the existing conditions of society.
(The Other Side.)
If you are not  blessed  with suf"
ficient of this  world's goods to own
a steam launch or yacht, a commodious  passenger boat, the   City
of Nanaimo, will convey you from
Nanaimo to Comox village on Wednesdays. The steamer returns on
Fridays and there is besides a mail
Lo, here I stand, the independent man,
The first of men, who   won, wlieu time w; a
By sfcreu^th  of arm, from Nature's niggard
All ntedful  things for those  who looked to
Have multiplied inventions numberless
And down the lagging ages  Mibtie brains
Evil and good, but none to supersede
My trusty hoe.     While thorns have  risen
and gone
To darkness, it snines  brighter than  when
Of. yore by Tubal Cain.
Ye book-worms pale,
Why point at my   slant brow  aud  rugged
Why wonder at my shoulders bent and wry?
Full well ye know that; I support the world
Whereon ye feebly crawl.    Great Atlas I,
Kings, nobles, millionaires, all hang on me;
I, self sufficient, have    no need of them;
They,   frhould I leave them,   ooon   would
starve and die.
Ye pinched and pent io cities look at me,
I breath the dtswey frehuess of tho earthe
In open fields, resounding with the  song
And  jubilance of biid and beast, nhile ye     I
If the celebration Saturday isi
success, there will be a big croi
from'Nanaimo and Wellington ul
to the A. & I, Exhibition. Tl?
farmers will see the point.'
For     Your     .Next '.-M
Suit of  Clothes.   If
I GOOD FIT-.    m
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Notice is hereby, given   that   the!
Union Colliery Company of   Britj
ish Columbia,   Limited 'LiabilityfL
intends to apply to His Honor  th«i|
Lieutenant-Governor for permissions
to change its name to  that  of   thcftl
"Wellington    Colliery    Company^]
Limited Liability." . ,ti
Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899. \
Solicitors to   the   Union   Colliery i
Company of   B. C,   Limited   Lia-)J
Pianos &  Organs.
Musical Instruments
-■'lostoal Merchandise
Graph ophones.
60 Government St. Victoria
Bulbs for Fall  Planting. J
20,000 Holland Buib* to arrive in Sep- llj
tember; 5,000 Japan Lilies to arrive in Oo- M
tober; 1.5Q0 Bhododendrona, Azaleas, Mag- '$1
n©liae, Roses, ere, to arrive in October. *j
Thousands of Rosea, Camellias, Fruit and. \
Ornamental TreeH, 3hrubs, etc., growing on. ■
my own grounds for the fall trade.      Cata- ' <■
lo-^nes free. j|
31. J. EENSY,        Vancouver, J}, O,
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