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 G. A. McBain Co.
Real EStaye Brokers
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain & Co
Seal Estate Brokers
��*��� Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 61.
$2.00 PER YEAR
has a fine assortment of
Oils, Boots,
Paints, Shoes,
Crockery, Tobacco,
Hardware, Clothing,
Glassware, Groceries,
������ Ancl so on
We also take orders for custom made suits.
Give us a call and we will try and please you.
Wm. K. Leighton.
Fire and Life Insurance Agent.
Royal London and Canadian
Phenix of Hartford
London and Lancashire
Confederation Life.
Green Block,  Nanaimo.
W, f. Young. P. F. Scharschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
iMicQTTiLLAiisr & ojl:m:o:r,:e
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery  Outfit of
John W. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand.
(J3t    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and will
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the news' Office.
One of the Largest and Strongest Companies
in Canada
Gives the Most Liberal Contract and Pays the  Largest Dividens
Assets $3,403,700.00
Reserve lor the Security of Policy Holders    $2,988,320.28'
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77'
J E. Crane, Oen'l Agent, Victoria, B. 0.    L. W. Fauquior, Special Agent
We Carry the Largest Stock
���    of   ���
in Eiitish Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge ol our dress De.
partment. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
���*/      IS-.-Ws-J
Flour ft Peed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery A Olassware
Dry Gooda
Boots & Shoes
Paint tt Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patent Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Drugoists  and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimn, B. C
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. l my store in the
This is a first rlass dunce, as a good
paying business has already been built
up!   Apply to
Wm. Lewis, Courtenay, B. C.
Rams for Sale.
For Sale two f ne young Rams ( South
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Comox, U. C.
Dr WJ Curry
( D K N T I S T . )
Green's Block���near Post Office��� Nanai*
mo. Any number of teeth removed
without p.iin and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
Farm Products for Sale.
(Dultvereil at Thos' Calm's farm.I
Carrots per lb. l cent
Turnips   '���   " *'   "
C-ibhage "   " i)i cents
Onions    ��*   ���' 2   "
Eggs limed per dnz 30 "
Fresh eggs at market price
Butter per Ib 30   *'
Society    Cards
1.0. 0. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to-mend.
Alex. W. Fraser, K. S
Hiram Lodge No 14A.F .& A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay II, C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full nftlte moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
W. J. Young
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
in.rm.nl S p. m. at Casile Hal, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Bind
K. R.S.
C. 0. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. too, C. O
0. F. meet in thc old North Comox.
school house every second Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to .mend.
J, 11. Bennett, Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitors   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B, C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday,
R. B. Anderson,
Practical Watchmak
Worker in Light Metals ancl
Present office Elk Hotol
Co*-* ox, B.  0.
Pearls frmn Wisconsin iimkf>^vc**y creditable display at Llu* World'.* fair.
In Tli** North American Review exhibit
at thu World's fair li a letter from Hymn
Among tho attractions ut the fair is a
���straw Imt. braided by the busy fiu-jt-rs of
Iter majesty djuceu Victoria.
A bronze ataiuo of General Shields,
which Ih to I >p tilticod in tlio capltol tit Wtiah-
1 n'/tmi by that Htaui. in ou exliiultioti in tin*
Illiutji-t biuiili tg.
|*ndy Amherst of Hackney. London, litis
Just Ik'i.u pro!.i*nt<?'l "*l'.'i tlm honorary freedom i-f tiu* Worst)Ipftil Company of '1'uru
era. Shu I via some line carviugou view at
Mr. UnnlKt-Coiitts exhibits a model of
hfafamou-i UrookfleliUliUi], Tim interiors
ore iii.i..'il will, eleotrio lights, which on-
able cut1 to we tin- tiny gullerlus, louse
boxen, uto., which are within.
California has exhibit* In more build
ingniii tin* fair than any other state, lu
the .Votiiau'-* building the rich 11 ���'��.������ and
bi/imty of the "California room" n.wft|ceii
nd mi ration, while the sutebuildiug iteoif
1**4 veritable fairly laud.
Province of British Columbia.
To Our faithful the Members -sleeted to
serve in the Legislative Assembly of Our
Province of British Columbia at Our
City of Victoria--Gkektinu.
Attorney-Gen*���]. / H We are
desirous and resolved, as soon as maybe,
to meet Our people of Our Province of
British Columbia, and to have their advice in Our Legislature:
NOW KNOW YE, that for divers
causes and considerations, and taking
into consideration thc case and convenience of Our loving subjects, Wc have
thought fit, by and with the advice of
Our Executive Council of the Province
of British Colombia, to hereby convoke,
and by these presents enjoin you, and
each of you, thai on Thursday, the Eighteenth day ofthe mftr.lli of January, one
thousand eight hundred, and ninety-
tour, you meet Us in Our said Legisla-
turc or Parliament of Our said Pr-vmcc
at Our City of Victoria. FOR THE DIS
PATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat, do,
art, and conclude upon those things
which in Our Legislature of ihe Province
of British Columbia, by the Common
Council of Our said Province may, by the
favor of God, be ordained.
Is Testimony Whereof, We have
caused these Our Letters to be made
Patent ahd the Great Seal of the
said Province to be hereunto affixed:
WITNESS, the Honourable Kiigar
Dewdnky, Lieutenant-Governor of
Our said Province of British Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our
said Province, this Founetnlli day
of Dect-mbti*. in the year of Our
Lord one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-three, and in thc fifty-
seventh year ol Our reign.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
A Grand Pythian Ball
will be held in
Knights of Pythias Hali
at Comox.
Wednesday, Jan. 17th 1894.
on   the occasion of
Grand Chancellor Anstie's
Tickets admitting Gent and Lady $2.50.
Mistletoe prows more luxuriantly In the
pw-'iiiiik of ArkuiiHtiH perii'ip*. liuui auy
where elm- iii the country,
hi Middle Smltinit-hl. Pn��� there ia a
ch't-tmn in**- tbe trunk of which im-aMit-us
11' fw-l tn circumference, brwwt high.
How water, commonly ciilie-l wip, necen-
Miry to tlm life nf a tree, pa-ft-n from lhe
n-uttt in ilie topmiwt leaf nwl evitiw-mt-rii l*
11 -jnttiliiiii twit yd s ilvi'il l,y lniiHiii.-.ts.
Among the nto*t l-Ninilful llower**
hn in** ht from ,lni-nu In tin* fragrant aura
Mini lily It i**en-*y of culture ami frwi from
Mieii.it**-*. tl|)|*hi��'la thi'tlllH' tor piaiitiug,
nnd il.e Inrxe lutllM are the bent.
In vnrtniis MnifH im-l plnura tha pantty
Iikn Iikhi Htylud by thc rultwwliigepltheut
iii-rh U'tuity nturn Im iiuiu(0I01111,1 nve
niirluilr, ki*iH-U*e-cri*-ltI-j, J imp-up-uud-
kinrt-iii-.*and tbrce-fot-e-��-uiiiU��ra-hood.
A New York hotel in twlft to line a machine tnat whhUi-h hikJ dri.*** Ltxiudlttiiwan
hour.   Two |��*ikoiw actum! u> it
Out Iron it ml fa ata.-i'tt dagrewi l**., copper nl 2,(I4M -U-gre-M, j*ul<l nt ii.��"*!h 1 duUTiH-H
mi-1 -.liver at *J,*.';u de*.rw��, I cm I at ui7d��
greet* nud cut tin at Ull degruuH:
S. Ii. IJiiwmiU of I)i*m Miiilica, cla'ms
1.0 liayeiliN��ivi*rt-tl thu hint art of inakiuy
vhiii Im   Known oh Uaataf-eiiH hIudI, tin*
in..Imil ImiliM kllOWIl only by lhe loicicnts.
ii m I which no nt In r man nf ititHlum buluLiot*
Una I'vt.r been able lo uupliuatu.
Mr. 1-mnk II. (torn 11 of Snrim-fioH.
Mu -*i., h in recently patented 11 m.icliiue tut
t*,*)iewritiim muxla Hitherto ihc lack of
Hi ni it- tnctin.*- for acennttely mid ������-���."ily pro*
lltlcllIX triilll one to a few dlWi'tt coiiIgm of a
piece of lUUblu lia*-. buctl iucivitt-iu-jly felb.
Thp HTprnc-f- weight of a male Infant at
hirtn in T.M pon ml-i.
'I'tie Hvero^e weight of a female child at
birth is;.it pound**.
The average lieight of a male infant nt
birth is i��.;h im-Ih*.
Tlie nreniRi' imiwhi of a fwnale Infant at
birth Ih Kite inches.
E��cll inch of the male Infant corrpftpomln
to 1 (Vt |nu'id*i. Km*11 inch of tlm IVlimit* in
fn.    coiienponllH to ii.U'J pOUUiU,
Ur.ijn Health de cord.
Owing to the fact ofthe appearance of
an item in some of our exchanges calculated to give the Impression that Union
was an unhealthy place we have taken
some trouble to investigate. Vital statistics are accepted everywhere as the conclusive test, and a compuision of these
in a lew cases for last year���1803���will
show lhe actual truth, which Union at
least has no reason to conceal or feel
bad about.
Union has a population of about 1,0.10;
deaths, in 1S93, 10, rate per 1000, 10. Nanaimo has a population of Oooo; d aths
in 1893, 12!; rate per icoo, dfcregaiding
fractions, 20. New Wcstmirstcr hai ,1
population of 8000; deaths last year, 177,
rate per icco, 22. Wc have not the statistic of Victoria before us, but those given are sufficient to refute the charge ot
unhcalihfulncss. But this is not all. We
give below the list with the cause of
death, which shows that only five or onc
half were from natural causes, Wc think
it would be hard for any mining camp on
the continent to show a better record:���
DEATH ROLL of 1893.
Two Japs from natural cause.
Ons child, 2 years old " " '���
One Infant, week old " " "
One still born
Onc Chinaman, killed in the mines.
Three white men    "   '*   "        "
One white man killed by accident in
the woods.
Unicn Flashes.
Jan. 6th.���Beautiful snow.
The Thistle came today.
The Boscowitz came m Monday night.
The Pheasant, Garnett,,ind San Mateo
will soon be due.
On Jan. 2, XV. Mi M.-'mberg was u-
niud in marrage with Miss Alice Sargent,
the Rev. Mr. Higgins. officiating.
The contractor of the new Methodist
church has not yet returned from Victoria and the rumour that he will not is generally belcivcd. The church building is
under roof and as one expressed it, is as
handsome as a picture. In any event
ihe uork will go ahead although there
may be a little delay.
Thc out-put for 1893 at Union Mines
wus 126,438 tons which wilt undoubtedly
be largely increased in 1894.
On last Wednesday evening a party of
young ladies and gentlemen of this place
went over to the cranberry pitch pond on
thc road towards Courtenay to skate. All
went well until about io o'clock when a
cry of disaster arose from Martin Hanson
and Miss Rosa Mellado who were somewhat in advance ofthe main party. Mr.
Edward Wood who happened lo be nearest hastened forward. He could see noth
ing at liri-l but understood that somebody
had gone through thc ire. As he approached the spot he threw himself prone
upon the ire sipped forward and stretching out liis hands grabbed Miss Mellado
whose head was above the water. He
saw nothing of Hanson. The drowning
girl clutched Wood by the wrist in a v"ce
like grip that not only rendered him help
less but nearly dragged him into the hole
where poor Hanson had disappeared.
Young jimmie Turnbull who stood behind Wood seized liim by thc heels and
prevented his slipping into the wale**.
Wood with t desperate effort broke the
hold upon his wrist and grappling her to
lhe best advantage held her up while
others who had opportunely arrived took
hold ol him and pulled them bath back.
It was none lo soon. Thc ice under thc
accumulated weight was gradually giving
way and Jiinmi*** Turnbull was, when re*
Icived, half up to liis knees in water,
Miss Mellado was immediately taken
home nnd Wood's teams soon returned
with boards and timbers, and the search
(or Hanson was vigorously kept up for
several hours, bnt without result. In the
morning grappling irons having been
procured thc search was continued, and
shortly before noon the body was (bund
not far frctii the place where he sank, in
about thirty feet of water. It is thought
'ie was seized with cramps ti-.c moment
he struck the water from, lhe f.ict he did
not rise after going down, and also from
thc dravn up position of the body when
found and the further fact that he was a
good swimmer.
The funeral look place on Friday. The
procession which followed him to the
grave in ihe Prcsbvterian cemcter\,Saiid-
wick, was an imposing one. The Knights
of I'ylhiaswcrciti attendance in their regular regalia.    Rev. Mr. Robson officiated
Mr. Martin Hanson was about 19
years of age, unmarried, and in thc employ of the Co'liery Co He is spoken of
as t|uict, sober, and industrious and 1 gen
eral favorite, His mother, step-father
ami brother reside at Union. He has a
sister living in Nanaimo.
Miss Rose Mel-ado has nearly recovered, and on Saturday was able to sit up.
It was a very narrow escape.
Of thc conduct of Mr. Wood -ind young
Turnbull and those who came forward
upon the bending i^c to aid in the rescue
nothing further need be said. The simple recital of fans is eloquent ol their
heroism. They but did their duty it is
true, but they did it in face of imminent
danger and lhat none of them perished
is indeed marvelous.
Presbyteiian Christmas Tree.
This Irce matured its fruit late, but .lev
erihelcss a good crop. It was on Tuesday after Ctmtinas tnat Iti fruit was gnth
creel and ihe account did nol reach us un
id some days later, The weather was
peasant and the churcV, on ilic hill was
well filled. Santa Ciiitts���the children's
friend���wns there in all his glory, His
ctoihs were capacious in keeping with Ids
generous character unci ai lie distributed
the fruit of the Tree his eyes shone with
delight and hi 1 voice was rich with ihe
tones nf friendship. Such a tree! It
bore all kinds of fruit, something suited
to each one, and none were disappointed.
Unfortunately some of the children
were unable to attend on account of la
grippe. ."*,,.
The programme consisted of singing
and recitations and was well rendered.
Refreshments were provided in abundance by thc ladies. Mrs. J. Mel'hee and
Mrs. J. A. Halliday had charge of this
Mrs Tail and Mrs. XV. Duncan trained
thc children in singing.
Thc expenses were $20.50 and the collection exceeded this sum by about 75
Mid-winter Fair.
(From our own Corrcarondrnt.i
Dec. 28. ���It is now a certainty that
the Fair will not be opened on Jan. 1., as
none of the main buildings are finished,
nor will they be before thc middle of January. The large glass sections fur the
roofofthe Manufacture';* build'ng and
the Palace of Mechanical Ans were delayed in shipment three weeks, so there
wil! be no exhibits uutil the builders
The Fine Arls building is being now
ornamented and is likely to be finished
on time, and the Adminisir.rton 1 uiV-
ing is in much the same condition. The
Electric Tower and the Electric Fountain
will be aliout a week late. The enormous Firth Wheel, the Santa Barbara
Amphibia display. Boone's performing
lions, the Scenic Railway, the Haiwaiian
burning . mountain the Esqirnoaux vil-
l.ige, and the Sioux village will be ready
on about the ut.TheVienna Prater and
Festival Hall are now farthest from completion. Washington's exhibit is not
large and Brit:sh Columbia is so far out
in ihc cold.
While it is understood that the Fair
will not be in full swing on Jan. I,, it will
be open; but few ofthe buildings will be
finished and not many ofthe exhibits in
their places; hence the entrance fee,
while this condition exists has been put
at 25 cents, half the amount which it will
be when even thing is complete. Thc
frequent rains have been the cause ofthe
delay, stopping the workmen and especially the palmers, This, however, could
not be avoided. That so much could be
done in so short a time is thc marvel.
Things will be rushed now and it will
not be long before out of the present
jumble will rise the Mid-Winter City in
all its resplendent glory,
American Traveler.
P. .S.��� I forgot to -mention that thc
building known as Dante's Inferno isbe-
ginningio look dangerous. Its wings are
still a shapeless mass of lathe and plaster, but its mouth shows a wonderful capacity and suggests an appetite that
would render it safer not to approach too
Comox Doings
The Joan arrived on time last Wednesday. Passengers-���Amos Holden, H.
Simpson, j. Powell, J. -V Coates, J.
Hughes, C. Hall, Miss Curran, F. Mac-
chus, James King, A. McKelvey, and Assistant Inspector Dorman. Freight���
McPhee & Moore, S. Cliffe. Wm.   Sharp
Friday morning thc Jo,ln left at use-
al time with thc following Passengers: R.
Carter antl son, Miss S. Lewis, Mrs. S.
Piercy and family, Miss Smith, Miss Million, Williams, j. & G. Curtis, Miss M.
Cliffe, Miss Harmston, and II. Smith
Mr. Nixon and party have gone up
north, after spending one night in the
Bay here. They expect to make an extended trip, providing t}ie-weathcr is favorable. Anion��st others we noticed Mr,
Alex Cowie of Fanny Bay.
The Coon Club has been organized
and have had onc day's hunt which proved very successful. We would not like tn
be in the coon's shoes as the President of
the Club is a sport and bound to push
thc members into the field.
Thc Bay Reading Room is in full
swing and very much appreciated by the
Thc stumps are moving at Nob Hill,
you bet! when Shorty gets his ox team
hooked on to out?. Then it is ���hush! ���
haw!���gee!���get along, there! Out goes
thc stump over the bluff.
A special meeting will be held by thc
Knights of Pythias next Saturday night
at 8 o'cl ick, ft. m. to install their officers
for the ensuing term.
Speaking generally, Mr. Editor, How
fared you folks up at Courtenay during
the festival season? Down here at the
Bay things have assumed their regular
gait again. All seem to have enjoyed X
mas and New Years. The stores kept
open on the hist named day, but we m-
ticcd the clerks were all out taking a hol-
Ladies Journal for Deccmbcrl
This large monthly closes its fourteenth
year with a brilliant Christinas number
uifdcr the joint editorship of Mr. Thos.
Bengough and Miss J. IL Wctherald.
Everything about the [OURNAL shows
uew life and vigor. New type, new paper, beautiful new title-page, dew depart*
ment headings, specially designed by a
Toronto lady, Miss Jeffrey, and new features, all go to make up a lirst class publication that is a credit to Canada. Al
together there arc 3: pages ol interesting,
profitable, varied matter, suitable for
women of all ranks and tastes. $1 a
vear, lOCtS. a number. Wilson Publishing Co., 73 Adelaide St. West, Toronto.
List of Donations.
The Bay Reading Room Inaurgurntcd
by Miss Barnes, we arc glad lo know is
meeting with it fair degree of encouragement. Miss Barnes is much indebted to
the Duncans of Sandwick who an* always
foremost in works.of this kind. litre is
the list: \V. Duncan, J2.50; Mrs. Duncan
$2.50; Oliver Duncan, $2.50; Harry Urquhart, $0.50; Mrs. UrquhnrtfSnnBdwick)
$0.50; Miss Haines, $1 00; John Mundell,
$1.00; Mrs. Robert Duncan, two arm
chairs; Mr. Moore, lamp; Mr. Creech,
benches; Mr. Ford, books; and Mr. Curtis, newspipers.
The web of human fortune-) is woven for
The art of life is to know how to irajoy a
little nmi tuei-'tun-inu?h.
The race of man kind would parish did
thuy ci-L-f io aid uaoh other.
It l��cooil t" have (lie brain paekedfull of
inm/.B** from the healthy past.
It is to live twice when you can enjoy the
reeolli-ctloii of your fohner lifo.
Never do anything concerning tho recti-
ludf of whioh you have n doubt.
Doubt**- an* not uvercrinie with violence,
imt wiih rcflHou and iimler*'tit mil tig.
Love is tin-only tlllUg thai  iim* a ,Hireu-
mIhI root ami that death oannot touch
Tin* I w.i UtOMt pri*OloUX ttniiyt on thlr*
nidti the grave are our ruputattou ami our
The time spent in broodttigovertraubtei,
if properly nui ployed, would enable you to
���unu-muL tin-in. ��� JVluuiru-J Stat,
Local Brevities
On Saturday the valley became white
with a mantle of snow.
Dr. Lang is expected to be up on the
steamer to day (Wednesday.)
H. A. Simpson, barrister, was up on the
last steamer.
Say, McArdle, What has become of
that horse collar?
FOR Sai.K. A new milch's cow. Enquire of A. Urquhart,
Miss Sarah Lewis left on the last steam
er for Victoria where she will attend a
first-class   boarding school for a  year.
A representative of the establishment
of Wm, K. Leighton of Nanaimo was in
town on Thuuday.
J. S, Wilson killed on Monday for Byron Crawford an ox which weighed 1147
lbs. dressed.
Mr. John King who has been attending
Mr. Ma.-r.on during Ins illness is now en
the sick list, and Masson although by no        ,
means well is acting as his muse.
Cassie Casto, a frial woman, died at
Courtenay on Monday and was buried "n
Tuesday. "Past all dishonor death has
left on her only the beautiful."
Archie Stewart dislocated bis shoulder
Tuesday morning while working on the
Cheap John store. Dr. Lawrence attended to the case.
Courtenay became a money order office or. Jauuary 3rd. This is a great public convenience and facilitates the safe
transfer of small sums of money.
J. A. Coates is reported to have srud
out his ranch to a Mr, Russell of Victoria
Mr. Coates, it is said will remove to Red
Deer, Alberta Territory,
The three typhoid cases��� Jack Martin, M. R. Gilchrist, and Tom McDonald
���under the care of Dr. Scharschmidt
are rapidly convalescing.
Rain and snow was the kind of weather to whicli wc were treated yesterday���
awfully disagreeable, but good we suppose for colds and la grippe,
Late Despatches.
Nanaimo, Jan. 4th.��� While David
Hopkins was working in No. 1 shaft the
prop used for working purpeses gave way
inflicting a blow from which he died in the
course of two hours
London, Jan. 8th.���It is reported nn
what appears reliable authority that the
Marquis of Ripon, Secretary of Slate for
tha Colonies favors the granting ofa liberal subsidy for the Pacific cable.
San Francisco.���The Corwin has arrived from Honolulu, The only news given
out is that there is a big row there of a
political charactet, tbe particulars of
which are withheld.
Victoria, Jan. 5th.���The news has reach
ed here of the death by burning of John
Gilmore and three children at Nicola Lake
on Thursday night.
Nanaimo. Jan 8th.���Edward Quen-
nell, Esq", was elected, mayor to day by
'acclamation for the ensuing year.
Ottawa, Jan. 8th.���The Eail of Aberdeen has received an official notice bum
lhe Marquis of Ripon that thc Engliih
and Russian governments have figreed to
a renewal of ihc present protected zone
in Bchring Sea, The United States vessels will be subject to the same restrictions.
Victoria, Jan. 9th.���(Special) The Canadian-Australian steamer Warrimo ar-
rived here last night from Honolulu. She
brings startling intelligence. Minister
Willis for the United States had conveyed to President Dole a message of which
the following is quotation; ''Youare there
fore* expected to promptly relinquish the
g vermncoi into the hands of the Queen"
President Dole rttued to com pi v, The
decision of the Provisional Government was handed in writing to U. S. Mil)
ister Willis twu hours before the Warri-
inuu sailed.
General Newb,
Chris Evans has escaped from prison.
Gladstone celebrated his 84th birthday
on December 28th.
The Nortllfield miners have acceeded
to thc reduction and will continue work.
Thc Spanish-Moorish war is ended by
thc submission ol the Moors.
The Dominion Parliament will meet a-
bout the middle ol Fcburary.
Bismarck's health is becoming verj pre-
cai ions and is thc subje ct of constant EO*
Governor William Moresby of New
Wc-.tinin-.lcr recently celebrated his 3*}th
year in polite service.
Patrick Joseph l'endergr.ist has been
convicted of the murder ol Mayor Carter
Harrison and will suffer death penalty.
The slaughter of Wilson's company by
the Matabeles docs not change the fnct
thai the war is pntclicttll) over and Lo-
bengula tied.
Thc tide of war appears to be turning
again*-1 Admirable Mello and in favor of
President Peixolo, and the rebellion in
Brazil will soon be o\er.
The Parish Councils Bill is being bet-
terly fought in the Uiitish House ot Com
mons and the Government is pressed lo
apply the cloture rule.
Scalers have been notified that thc a*
greeincnt for a proactive zone around
ihc Siberian Coast z\u\ Island rookeries,
between England and Russia is likely to
be extended for another jear.
Major Downie, whose figure was familiar to almost everyone along this coast
dropped dead Dec, 27th on the City of
Puebla. Hchud recently published a book
of his travels and experience.
The Dominion trade returns show for
hist year exports 10 Great Britain 504,000
000; to the United States, $40,000,000.
Imports from Great Britain, $43,000,000;
from the United States, $52,000,000.
The distinguished African explorer, Sir
Samuel While Baker, !���'. R. S., and M.A.
died at nis home in king land Dec, 301I1.
He was a brother of Hon. Lieut-Col. Baker, Provincial Secretary of British Columbia,
���-���*--���������  *-���  ���--"���������"-i IHE REBEL
A Christmas Story ot the Canadian
Rebellion Of '37.
Br k.iif ��>-,lli.lte li'lsli.
[This charming stOM is frum the l.rtictt'
Journal, ot Toronto, tor which it wan specialty written. It, pleasantly Interwoavos h
Christinas tale with an incident of tho Oaotv
dliut Uobolliiin ��f 1317, unit Hun has i hi-Uorlii
interest ns well as timeliness. Tho Ladies
Journal uniler.ti new editorial miwngeroont
ia doing much to develop anttve Canadian
literary talent.-]:*,).)
All day tho fun had been fast nnd furious.
Thc grey winter dawn had hardly grown
strong enough to steal through the frost-
frescoed panes of the nursory and put to
shame tho faint flicker of the night-lamp
when two littio whlte-robed figures had
crept in, ami with trembling, impatient
Imti'ls folt in Santa UlattS1 corner hy tin-'
wide tire.place for their Stocking*, hang
there in hope the night l)>)fore.
They had meant to lie ho quiet that baby
and nurse oould not possibly hear, but joy
ami surprise iu*e hard to hear iu silence and
ecstatic "Ohs" and "AIih" would bural
frum their lips, and ilbllant " Hus-s-sh
did not help llu* matter, for soon tlio souinl
of baby's prattle and nurse's sleepy remonstrance joined witli their excited whispering, reaohed beyond tho limits of the
room and more bare little feet pattered
down the hallway,
Itofore vury long all the younger members
of tiie household, in all stages of dress and
undress, were gathered around the nursory
fire, aud what a shouting of Obllstmas
wishes there was when father appeared in
thc doorway trying to hide from them that
mother stood just behind him peeking at
thom over his grout broad shoulder, Tiie
treasures all wnntcdjto exhibit at once from
big sprawling Tom witli his ohest of too
and Ids ano-v-shoea to little cousin Amy-
orphan Amy, whose mother had left her
since last Christinnaiidc���with iier Russian
lady doll in a ro;d fur circular and owning
a trunk so full of cluuiges of raiment that a
queen might envy Iter,
The smile on mother's faeo hroadened
and deepened as each one told how their
presents were exactly what they wanted,
"only nicer and more of thom," as shy
Cathy, witli her tendency towards early
piety, said demurely,
llaby had lieen jumped almost sick in liis
new patent jumper; Teas, who scorned glrly
toys, had sent her circus train���locomotive
menagerie cars full of animals, paaaenge
and baggage cars nm) nil -whizzing ai-ain
and again over i'sou ving rails; Nell had
let cousin Amy's Rua-iai: lady sit on her
kitchen table while i,ney both investigated
the pots and pans of Nell's nickel-plated
range and a;l had seen everything to thc
very last candy or nut in everhody's stocking before the call to breakfast came.
Then came the reading of the old slor> of
the shepherds watching their Hocks by night
and of the wee holplesa babe cradled in the
manger���that over new old sweet story of
peace aud good will to men.
And as Christmas- is children's day,if any
day in the yoar is, all tho big folks became
children; too, and all played togother,father
and mother and the young man cousin fresh
from college, stately cousin Grace in the
dignity of early womanhood, cousin Mabel
In her maidenly sweetness and even grandma���grandma with her snowy hair and
tender eyes and placid smile that was like
a benediction.
And at thc mid-day Christmas dinner all
ate quito as much as was advisable and
perhaps a Ilttlo more, to shew their appreciation ; und then followed more play
and wild romping games that made the
grown folks pant with weariness but was
sport unalloyed for the littio ones.
Unnoticed by the children the seniors had
one by one stolen away.
Baby had dropped hi-, now blocks but
holding fast to bis old rubber dolly had
toddled oil' rubbing his eyes with bis chubby fist.
The dusk was creeping out of its lurking
places in thc corners, spreading tho folds ot
ita filmy veil, and the house grew silent.
With heads close together the three littio
girls were perched at a window watching
tbe soft ll ii iiy snow-feathers fall against
the glass, and making pictures witii their
fingers as Lhey breathed upon thc pane.
The beads leaned heavily against each
other, little sighs and yawns escaped them,
they looked around and discovered that it
was almost dark and that ouly Tess and
Tom wero left on their deserted playground.
The "tired hour " had como,
" Let's go lind Qran'tna," said Amy in a
whisper, aud she and Cathy and Nell tiptoed off leaving Torn and Tess still trying
to mend the smoke-stack of the disabled
Tom was getting irritable and Tess advised him to run it into the round houso for
repairs aud strike work till next day and
then ahe and Tom, witb bauds in pockets
and sliullliug steps, went to seek grandma,
They ioimd ber in bor own bright sitting-
room with its plant-embowered windows,
birds und (lowers, soft curl ains and warm
rugs. Sho was seated in her wide old-
fashioned rocker with bniiy curled up, asleep,
iu her lap, and the little girls ou Ino hearth
rug leaning against her knees. The hands
that were alwayt> so busy knitting stoukini's
for attirdy legs were idle now and were
crossed over baby's breast, the lingers that
trembled wiih ihe Involuntary quiver of
age holding her glasses. They were hands
that in their knotted joints uud blunted
finger-tops spoke of years of early labor,
though thoir softness nnd smoothness* of
aurface told just as plainly <>f an early de.
dining. Her face Wftl ho calm and peaceful, tlie hair drawn back from the hollowing
temples wus white as her snowy cup und
the lines deep graven about the mouth and
eyea apoke of sorrow and trouhle, but nf
sorrow hallowed and trouble long since
Tom   threw   himself down bofore the
fire, Hat on ills hack with his heels away
up agaimt the tiles, ami  Tess on a  hassock
poked Iter close cropped lu-ad under Grandma's elbow with inn* cheek testing upon
baby's chubby knees.
There was silence for a little while and
then Cathy, sighing softly, said, "This is
tho very nicest part of the day."
"So it Is, almost," said cousin Amy
slyly. "It would be qulto if gran'ina
would tell us a Btory,"
"Ob, do, Gran'ma. please," said Tess.
" A story about wolves and boars and
"A real true story all about wars and
fighting 1" exclaimed Tom.
" A Story about a little girl that truly
lived," said Nell.
"A Christmas story about t anada���-and
love," pleaded Cathy.
The dusk was deepening, Tiie fire
glowed more brij-litly, throwing out an occasional flame that lighted up tho intent
faces of tho children and tho faeo serenely
sweet of tlm grandmother.
11 Lot me hoc " Baid grandma, reflectively. " How can I please you all! A
true Canadian Christmas story, about a
girl, and lovo, and war, and wild boasts
and wintry weather. Well, if Tom will
stop kicking liis heels and Tess won't wriggle any more I'll tell you a Btory, a true
story, that will be something like you
Thero was a shullling nf little bodies as
tbe children snuggled down into easier
listening positions and then grandma, tapping horglasses against her slender wedding
ring and gazing steadfastly into the lire
began :
" It was long, long ago, when Toronto
was only muddy little Vork, and this street
that wo livo ou was part of tbe unbroken
forest, In tho place nf the beautiful big
warm Louses like this there were only
a few scattered wooden buildings roughly
built and moro roughly furnished. It wua
so long ago that there were no railroads or
steamboats or telegraph lines, and the
journey from hore to where grandpa is lo-
flay, ihat t-itly takes three hours by train,
took livo or six days and sometimes more
over thestretchc-* of now mado roads,"
"And weren't there any trolley cars or
telephones then t" asked Nell.
" No, Nellie, nothing of that kind, and
there were few churches and hardly a
school at all and tlio mails, when thero
were any, were carried on horseback or
wagon. It was when Canada was almost
a wilderness that a mau with delicate
white hauds and a sad, discouraged faoe
came from England with his wife and family to begin life anew in a new land. It
had taken them four months to crosa
ocean and reach their dcatination in an
unsettled part of the London District.
They found themselves located on tho land
that tbe Englishman had purchased with
what money remained from a ruined for
tunc, found themselves thero in a dens-
forest miles from any settler with the long
eold winter close upon them.
" Was the tittle girl there, too, gran'
ma i" usked Amy.
" No. She was not born till tho follow
ing Spring," answered grandma. But ber
sister Mary about Nellie's size and throe
boys us big or bigger than Teas and Tom
wore there, uml another baby boy like our
baby here bad died and been buried at
Grandma passed a quivering bund across
her eyes am) rubbed her glasses with her
It and kerchief.
"The father was not vory strong," sho
wont on, after a short pause, " but lh
were great strapping fellows that nothing
could tire. They had como straight from
school and college and had never thought to
have need to work���but they put their
Whole heart into building the rude log hut
and making a olearlug and doing all they
could to make thoir mother comfortable und
koep llieir father from discontent. And
their mother was so brave, so patient, so
heroic���-there was never a mother like her,
there never could be unless another mother
bore just such trials as Hod sent her,"
"She must have been like our mamma,'
said Nellie.
And softly orphan Amy asked, " Is she
living now?"
" No, dear, she went tn her home
heaven long ago. Sho was like your
mother, children, in many ways. But her',
was an exceptional iife. Sho grew strong
by bearing heavy burdens. But I think
sho always let tbo Lord help her carry
Tess had begun to lidgct and nt lust she
asked, " Were there any bears whoro tbey
" Vos, bears nnd wolves and wild cats.
And often tlie boys shot them. And many
a deer they shot and wild fowl and snared
all kinds of wild oreaturoB, and but for the
fish und birds und meat thoy brought home
from their bunting the family would have
fared very badly, especially in tiie seasons
when the wheat waH frosted before it got
ripe. For bread made from frosted wheat
is like heavy dough, it will never bake to
taste cooked, and sometimes that and po>
tatoes would be all they had."
"That must havo been awful nasty," said
Tess.   -Tin glad 1 live now."
"Tlie seasons passed along, First
hard, hard winter in the little hut with one
room and a loft and a lean-to. And here
in a wet lato spring a little girl was born
and her namo was���Lizette, And a hot
summer passed and u dry fall and more
winters and summers, and the time passed
not unhappily, for families began to come
iu and settle in the neighborhood. And
tiie nearest one was a man witb a grown-up
family and one orphan nephew.
"And the nephew's name was Paul, and
he was a great sportsman and a good lad to
work, and he went everywhere with Liz'
elte's brothers though they were older than
he, and he mado a pet and plaything of
" Was bo as big as mc?" asked Tom,
" Not when he first camo but he grow so
tall and straight and handsome and he was
so gallant and true and full of fan and life
aud mischief, The Englishman bad begun
to get on, the fields around tho house grew
broader and sleek cows grazed among the
Stumps of the clearing, and crops of wheat
and corn and potatoes and oats gladdened
his eycB, and Canada was beginning to feel
like homo when law troubles came. Thc
land that bo had bought was claimed by
another, his title wus not for the lund In
hud bought und it had been sold again to
someone else. He refused to give it up and
then began a struggle that embittered hia
life and deepened his discontent and made
every hardship and drudgery seem doubly
" Why didn't ho send for a lawyer V aaid
Tess, whose father was a lawyer.
" Law was a strange thing in those days
and rights were hard to prove and those
who In M the power laughed at equity,
But Lizetto's father did not suffer silently.
Twice ho travelled all the way to York nnd
everywhere ho went bo spread thc story of
iiis wrongs, and whenever ho heard of other
people's wrongs nr of official mismanagement be talked about it to everybody.
"Then camo the cholera year,when awful
talcs of disease and death were told and
terror seized the hearts of all. It was early
n August iu that year that ono day, when
the boys had been to the mill, that thi
Idest came home sick. Beforo midnight
lie was dead,and two days after the youngest died. Beforo evening the one remaining
brother was stricken, lie too died. Tin
father wus almost crazed with grief, The
mother burying her agony in hor own heart
tried to comfort her husoand. Paul camo
when no one else would and dug tbo grave,
and helped to lay away hia friends, And
lie helped with the work, with tho harvest-
and threshing and preparing for tho
winter. And he went hunting and brought
home game, and alwaya he was ready to bo
a playmate for Lizette."
Mow old wus she then, grandma?" asked Cathy.
Not so old us Tcssie, qitilo ; and not
nearly such a great strong girl. Sho was a
shv, timid, sensitive child (much like littb
Cathy) and she was afraid of ho many thing)
but. mostly of the dark. The Bight of tin
lark woods, llie sound of the wind iu the
tree-tons, a wintsr storm with tlm snow.
covered ground and the wind drifting. It
filled her witli silent terror. She was uot
much like a backwuodH child,"
Sho was a muff,"growled Tom.
Perhaps so, laddie, but 1 think site was
suffering for tho tenors lhnt her mother
bore thut lirst foai-mmo winter in tho new
laud. But ynu won't understand that Utile
ones. Her mother nover laughed at her
fours, uml neither did Paul. Hor mother
tried to bide any cause ot terror from her,
but Paul tried to make her overcome it.
She was afraid ot cowa and Paul took her
to drivo them bome and bold her hands
while she tried to n ilk thom ; and ho took
hor riding on his bay mure, holding her in
front of him. In tho fields and woods thoy
wero alwuya together, hunting for wild
honey iu thu stumps of treea, digging roots,
picking berries, gathering mils, finding
curious (lowers and butterflies und birds'
eggs. Lizetto's siater Muiy wns big and
strong and such a housekeeper. Slio could
cook uml spin and weave and churn and
milk. Hut Lizette was tho gardener nnd
planted all the gai'din Stuff, llie green vegetables, the flowers and the small fruits
ami looked after tlie chickens and ducks���
hilt llie geese and tlie turkey gobblers
frightened her even when sho wus a great
big girl."
Toaa and Tom snitl eil derisively but the
little ones smiled a sympathetic, "I don't
blame her," at oach other.
Thoao wero troublous times in Canada,"
Grandma continued, " There was tyranny
and oppression and wrong upheld with a
powerful band ; and against injustice thero
was no appeal, And among those who denounced the government and the cljipio
wlio ruled the government was Lizetto's
father. Smarting under a hciisc of bis own
wrongs lie talked bitterly bolh in public
and in private, and was foremost among
Ihe political agitators of that district. And
I'mil sided witli him and against bis uncle,
who was iu high favor witli tho powora
that ruled, and wlio sat in parliament and
hold many small offices that brought bim
great grain.
bim, her father's pistol and rifle, ber moth's   purse,   tbo bear-akin coat that had
" But whon thore was talk of taking up
arms to enforce thoso rights that it seemed
impossible to get by peaceable means Lizetto's father drew back. He was opposed to bloodshed and violence. But by
this action he made no friends. Tlie
party favouring rebellion wore more
his euemics than the party calliug themselves loyalists. He was at enmity with
all, and would havo quarrelled wilh Paul,
too, but Paul ouly laughed and came the
same as ever. But paul did not draw back
as Li/.ette's father did. He was among tho
boldest and maddest of the rebels in all the
London district. He was busy all that fall
of 1S37 drilling recruits, gathering arms,
riding to meetings and transmitting mysterious messages, Tbo danger and excitement fired his blood. A few days boforo
the memorable 6th of December,when Mackenzie led his band of insurgents iu thc ill-
advised attempt to take Toronto, Paul and
Lizetto's father bad met with a runaway
accident, and while Paul escaped witli
vers bruises and a sprained wrist tho older
man had bis leg broken. This mishap almost drove Paul into a fever for he was
hourly expecting orders to march with tin
rebels of the west to join Dr. DuncomVfl
forces and lend their aid to the movement,
and it was all Lizette nud her mother could
do tc keep him quietly in bed whilo they
nursed him back to health, Both he and
the father wero nt ill in bed wheu a rumor
travelled from Toronto, none knew how,
telling of the repulse and flight of the rebel-
urdor Mackenzie and the westward march
of the troops to arrest and imprison all
sympathizers witb the rebellion. Paul rose
from his sick bed uud llie news he heard
convinced him that ull hopo of success wub
over mid that it would nol he safe for hit
friends if ho returned again to their home,
"One day a party of militia searching for
Paul came to Lizetto's home, aud heaping
every indignity on the inmates ami committing devastation, searched the house and
bams, tearing down hay and straw stack*
raising tho flooring, beating through the
hay in the lofts with their swords aud bayonets. But they could not find him. They
left with loud and fierce throats, anil would
have taken Lizetto's father off under arrest
but that when they had dragged him from
his bed ho bad fainted again und again from
Eain,  and Ins wife shatnod them for their
'��� Was Lizette there?" "and was she
scared ?" the children asked  breathlessly.
"Yes, she was there and she was terrified,
for she was the only one who knew whore
Paul was hidden. And she took food to
him nnd blankets, ull in the dead of night
away down a ravine where there was a great
hollow-tree -a tree that, had two trunks
growing from one rnot.and one was hollow,
but the other bid lho openim? and protected it. Jt bad been nn open fall, but it
grew colder now and on snowy nights when
Lizotte had to go out into the wind and
darkness no ouo know what she suffered or
what terrible shapes her imagination called
up out of the shadows,
" Sometimes Paul would not be thero
when she reached the tree, and then her
heart would ache with fear for him till she
saw him again,
"Nothing wns said nt home, though thoy
must have missed the things she look to
pistol ai
been her brother's. They wero purposely
blind, for what they did nol know thoy
could not tell.
"Another search party frightened Lizette
so much that Paul determined to try and
make hia escape from the country. When
Christmas was almost there, there seemed
to come a lull. Fewer companies of militia
of self-appointed bands-of vigdanta scoured
the country, searching homes, domnnding
food, arresting hunted radicals ; and on
Christmas day, wiicn twilight made the
wood look ghostly iu its winding shoot of
snow, Paul said goodbye to bis sweetheart,
When trouble came thoy had found out tbey
were more than playmates. Paul kissed
ber that last day and told ber bow he
loved her. He asked hor to be true, for
some day, as surely as he lived, be would
como back and claim ber for his little wife,
and he called her 'his brave darling' though
she was trembling with fear, and the tears
were freezing on her white chock:
"' If 1 am not back bofore, dear love,' ho
aaid, ' you may look for ine next Christmas
day. And if my coming is delayed do not
givo me up, but always on Christmas dny
expect me, for I will surely come.' And
then thoy parted, ho to go into unknown
danger*-, she to fear and watch and wait,
"When Lizette's futber grew well he
found lhat liis neighbours held aloof from
bim. Tho now silenced and disgraced
rebels passed him by, and all others treated
him with open scorn. Hia homo becamo
unendurable aud strong efforts wore again
made to dispossess him of hia land. His
spirit suddenly broke. He gave up the contest and moved away from the London district out into the wilds of the northern
country in uu unsettled wilderness and
there begun life afresh.
11 Two Christmas days had passed in the
new homo antl another was approaching.
Lizstte'H sister had married aud lived
twenty miles away, and the house was very
lonely for the mother had gone over the
hill to see ber little new grand.inn, born the
week before, and Lizette and her father
were left lo spend Christmas atone.
"But Lizetts was happy alt hough no
word, tint one had ever been heard from Paul.
And ahe sung as sho mixed the pudding
aad made the mince pies and plucked her
enemy, the big turkey gobbler, for something tnld her thnt Paul would como on
that Christinas day. Tho evening beforo
was clear and frosty, with hanLpucked
snow enough to cover the ground nnd
Lizotto's lathei' came in from doing the
chorea and sat down by the lire, moodily
" 'Sam bas asked a holiday,' lio said to
Lizelle, 'and I have lot him go till day
after to-morrow. I wish mother wus homo,
It's real lonesome without mother.'
"'Yes, soil is,'said Lizette,
" 'It's hardly north while keening Christinas nl all,' he said, wearily. 'I hen he sat
silent looking at the fire, and after a
wldle said, 'why can't wo shut up the
house and go over the hill to see Mary
and the baby nud bring mother home? I
can't do without her any longor,'
" Lizette's heart sunk. She said nothing
aliout her own reason for wauling lo bu
home, nothing about Paul, but wilh pleading
uml porsuusiou she showed linn how in null
better it was for him to go and leuve bor to
mind tbo house. Thero wero so many reasons, besides the frosty weather, that mado
it dangerous for ull to bo away���her bird,
the ohTokons. the cows���and mother must
not eome borne lato at-night- to u cold house.
And before dawn next day bo was away,
with Lizetto's 'Merry Christmas !' ringing
iu his oars and sbo was left aloni
" All day us she worked she would pause
and listen for tho sound of sleigh-bells or
the fall of a footstep. But thero was nothing. The sunlight of oarly morning had
given place to a dull louden greynesa. The
wind shifted from north to south with a
suggestion of thaw, then vuered to the
west und spasmodic flurries of snow begun
to strike against tbo panes. Tbo clouds
took a darker hue, the pine trees round the
house murmured and moaned, the snow
fell faster, lho wind whistled aud shriek ed
" Lizette bad pinned a scarlet bow with
.1 cameo brooch to lho broad lace collar that
finished the neck of hor new wool dress,but
long before dusk enmo on all her bright
hopes bad vanished,and only fear pnaBossod
lior as she wandered from the fire-place to
thc windows and watched the increasing
gale, Kvery gust of wind that shook lhe
casement, every swirl of driving snow that
(led in through the glass and around the
sashes and door frame, seonied sn many
Voices saying, * Por three miles around you
there is nut a livimi soul,' ' wo have you at
our mercy,' ' though you call till you die
nobody will hear you.'
Then a now terror seized her. The snow
was drifting. Ii wus now high up about
lhe window-ledge on tho west, nnd the hollow at the foot of tbo bill would be impassible, Hor father and mother would ho
caught in it and would perish, for tbo cold
was most  intense.    To die  there so near \ depression  of spirits, auiemla,   chlorosis,
bome���the thought was madness ! she would-j or green sickness, general   muscular weak-
uot harbor it. They would never start in
auoh a storm. Thoy would know that she
would be all right, that she could look after
very tiling 1 That reminded her. The cows
must be milked, lhe live stock must uot be
left to Buffer. Sho would have to stay alone
all night, sho would have to go out into tbo
storm alone, bub what of that V Nothing
would harm hor.
Not waiting a moment she dressed
warmly and BtrucR boldly out into the
white fury of the storm. Blinded, stumbling, caught and buffeted by the wind she
struggled on. Sho reached the barns,
breathless but alive. Tottering,trembling,
the tears rolling down her frost-bitten
cheeks sho went about her work, and
finished it. How she got back ahe could
never remember. Noworoct, now on hands
aud kneos, she staggered blindly on for
what seemed hours, but at last, somehow,
she found herself back in the darknesa of
lhe kitchen���safe. With head droopiug
sho sank to the floor and was slipping
iuto unconsciousness wheu she saw the door
from the front mom open slowly, and thoro
stood a gigantic fur-clad form, outlined
larkly against tho firelight----������"
There was a faint sound at the door,
grandma looked around, and with a startled cry, exclaimed i
"There he is niw! Look children I
Tlioro is Paul."
The gas was lighted in tbo hull and throw
a bri -hi. ight upon tho liguro standing in
tbo loor*way���* a liguro in un astrakhan
con Ith bent shoiddors,scunt white locks,
and     ig snowy beard.
"Th it, 1 Why that's not Paul. That's
tiran'pa," laughed Noll, jumping up and
running to him.
The children all crowded round, kissing
him ami wishing him "Merry Christmas"
for ho had just returned from a visit lo a
son iu a distant city.
"What's all this?' he asked,when he bad
kissed grandma and sat holding her hand in
the firelight.
"Oh, Gran'ma was telling ub a boas
story about a blizzard und a girl called
Lizotte, and she was so excited sho thought
you wero Paul, who wus a rebel ami went
" And so 1 am. Lizette is your grandmother���the sweetest, bravest girl,the truest wife that ever lived."
" Ab, but her name is Elizabeth," said
Toss, wisely.
"Klizabeth for dignity, Lizetto for abort,"
suid Grandpa. And if I had not oome back
just when Ididyouchildren would have bad
to whistle for a grandmother. If I had not
reached aister Mary's early and started Lizette's lather nir home before thc storm
broke, wo would never have reached thero
alive. We almost perished as it was, and
for throe days we were snowed iu completely. But we were happy, wero we not, my
Lizette ?"
"But whero were you all that time, when
you wore a rebel!" naked Tom.
" Ah, that's another story."
uess, dizziness, losa of memory, locomotor
ataxia, paralysis, sciatica, rheumatism, St,
Vitus' dance, the aftor effects of la grippe,
all diBo-iaes depending upon a vitiated condition of the blood, such as scrofula,
chronic erysipelas, etc. Thoy are also a
specific for thc troubles peculiar to the female system, building anew the blood and
restoring the glow of health to pale and
sallow chocks. In the caae of men they
etfeet a radical cure tu all cases arising
from mental worry, overwork or exsesses.
Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills are miinufactur-
id by the Dr. Williams' Medicine Company,
Brookvillo, Ont., and Schenectady, N.\.,
and ure sold only in boxes bearing the
firm's trade mark and wrapper at 51) cents
a box or six boxes for ��2.fit), and may be
had of all druggists or direct by mail from
Dr. Williams' Medicine Company from
either address. Beware of imitations aud
His Strontt Point*
'.'What a clover, ingenious fellow Bor*
geusollers is 1"
"How so? I nover saw or heard of his
doing anything."
"That's it exactly. Manages to live
without having to do anything."
She 'Would Neither Paint nor Powder-
" I positively will not uso cosmetics,"
said a lady to tho writer, " yot my com*
plexiouisso had that it occasions mu constant inortiti-ation. What can I do to get
rid of these' dreadful blotches ?" " Take
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Proscription," was
my "prompt reply. " Your coiuplcxiou
indicates that you are suffering from functional derangements. Remove thn causo of
the blotches and your cheeks will sonu wear
lho hue nf health. Tho ' Favorite Prescription' is a wonderful remedy for all diseases
peculiar to your box. Ita proprietors guarantee to return the money if it doos not givo
satisfaction. But it nover fails. Try it."
Tho lady followed my advice, and now her
aontplojcion is as clear us a babe's, and she
enjoys hotter hualth then she has for many
To pen nation ily cure constipation, biliousness and sickheadacho tako Dr. Pierce's
Pellets. Of dealer
A Modem Financier.
Businesa Man���"Soo here, air 1 You
gave mo u check ou tho High Ily Hank, and
I lind that there is no such institution."
Financier (wlio has been playing in hard
luck)���"Hold on to lhe chock my dear sir.
It will be all right. The bank isn't in
operation yet."
"Sir I"
"Ob, it's all right. After I get a few
thousand of those checks out, tbe bolder;
will find it to their interest to club togethei
and help me start tlio bank."
A Happy Release From Years of Suffering.
Mrs. Blond In iCi-Intcs n Mory    of l��e<*p In
leiT-t lo nil   Women, TlinumtnilH  iif
Whom Sillier ns she -ltd    lift* was il
E*?mo9t I iilii-ariihl--.
From tlio Cornwall Freeholder.
Since the publication in these columns
some months ago of the particulars of the
marvelloua cure wrought on . Mr. William
Moore by tha use of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People, thero has been a
lamely increased demand in this section for
this sovereign remedy fur the many ills
thnt weak human llcsh is heir to, and the
druggistfl report an immense sale. That
Dr. Williams" Pink Pills possess genuine
merit does not admit of a shadow of doubt.
Not a week passes that euros of long standing Illness are not reported through the
agency of tins marvellous remedy, and
columns might be filled with tbo experiences of pertons who have been restored tu
vigorous health by reason of their life-giving properties, A very noticcablo case haa
been brought to the attention of the Freeholder, nud that the facts might be given
for the beiiclit. of other Buffering mortals wo
have taken the trouble to verify them.
Everybody in Cornwall knows John B,
Blondin, who has for several years been
employed by Alinon B. Warner as au agent
fnr the sale of sewing machines, furniture,
otc, especially among the French section of
the town, whero he is thoroughly acquainted and highly respected. Those who were
intimate with Mr. Blondin sympathized
deeply with him in the heavy atlliction he
Suffered fur many years in the continued
illness of Ids wife, who from a complication
of diseases was unable to render any but
the slightest assistance iu household matters, which were perforce lett to himself
and ids amall children, Mr. Blondin at
that time lived in tbo north-west part of
tli<< town, which for lack of drainage is
ralli r unhealthy, anil to thc bad sanitary
condition uf his bouse, among tho other
causes, Mr. Blondin attributes his wife's
breakdown. Mr. Blondin now resides over
the old post office, and when the reporter
cillcd there he wus introduced to Mrs.
Blondin, who appeared welland hearty and
certainty very fur removed from the wreck
of humanity such as sho must have heen
from ult account**, a few months ago,
"I wish you could tell me something
about your case, Mrs, Blondin," said the
reporter, " though I should hardly think
from your looks you bad been an invalid,"
" Well sir," aaid Mrs. Blondin, " 1 was
for several years a very Bick woman. I had
a constant racking hcada-he, no appetite,
my skin waa dry and peeling oil', I had
pains iu my back, neck and flhoillders, and
waa constantly tired and indued very miserable."
"Ves," Interjected Mr. Blondin, "I began to give up ull hope of over seeing hor
woll again, f bad spent a good deal of
money iu doctoring and she seemed to bo
fitting worse instead of better, in fact I
lad mado up my mind she waa going to
ilic, and most peoplo wore of tho same
*' What waa it that cured bor?"
" Well," said Mr. Blondin, " I was talking In a neighbor onc day, and bo Bald why
don't you iry those Pink Pills that are so {
much talked about ? 1 had not paid much
attention to them, but thought thoy might
be worth trying."
" 1 didn't want to take nny moro medicine," mid Mrs. Blondin, " but aftor some
porsusaiou 1 sent fora box of the Pink
Pills and I must say I had not finished tlio
first box bofore 1 begun to feel better. Tho
firat benefit 1 experienced wna that my
hcadnches wore not bo severe ; then they
disappeared altogether and with them the
pains I hud been complaining of. I began
to take more interest in the adairs of the
louse, and was able to send the children to
school ngain. My neighbors noticed the
difference, and by tbo time I bad taken five
boxes I was aa woll aa over in my life, I
had been very thin but gradually regained
esh and strength again, aud feel altogether
like a new woman. I havo recommended Dr.
Williams' Piuk Pills to many of my friends
nnd neighbors and know of several easea
where they have done much good. There
are many women HuHcring as 1 did and 1
earnestly recommend them to give Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills u thorough trial,"
Druggists say that Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills have an enormous sale, und ftom ull
iiirters come glowing reports of results
following their use. In very many casta
the good work has been accomplished after
physicians had failed, and pronounced the
patient beyond the hope of human aid.
An analysis shows that Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills contain in n condensed form ull the
elements necessary tn give new life to the
blood and reatoro shattered nerves. Thoy
aro an unfailing specific for all diseases
arising from an impoverished condition of
tbe blood, or from an inpairment of tho
nervous system, auch as loss of appetite,
Worth Tea Dollars a Bottle
Any person who bus used Polaou's Nerviline, tho great pain cure, would not be
without it if il cost ten dollars a bottle. A
good thing is worth its weight in gold, and
Nervilino is lho best remedy in the world
for all kinds of pains. It cures neuralgia in
five minutes; toothache in one minute:
lame back ut one application ; headache in
a few momenta : and all pains juat as rapidly. Small teal bottles only ten cents. Why
not try it to-day? Large bottles 25 cents,
sold by all druggists and country dealers,
Use Poison's nerve pain cure���Nerviline.
The Wisdom of Teara*
Father���" Vour income la small, and that
girl hasn't a penny iu hor own right."
Son���" That's true, but sho haa lots of
rich relatives, who aro sure to remember
Father���" That's tho trouble. They will
visit you by thc dozen, eat you out of house
and home, and outlive you both In tho
Alma Ladies College. 8t- Thomas. Ontario.
The past year in attendance and scholastic results wns thc best in its history. A
graduating class of 2,% nn attendance of
nearly '200, a record of about 100 Certificates in the Provincial Art Examinations
including the Silver Mcdnl for Design and
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Awards (Oil Painting-, Water Color Painting
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record and growing favor with the public,
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Voung ladies desiring Music, Fine Art,
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a friendship which might havo lasted a life
time. An unkind and hasty word has left
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Margaret spoke caressingly to her horse
when sho opened the stable door, and
Gypsy repliod with an affectionate low guttural whinny which tho Scotch graphically
term " nickering." She patted the little
auimai; and if Gypsy was surprised at being
eaddled aud bridled at that hour of the
night, no protest was made, tho horse
'-������rely rubbing its 11030 lovingly up and
nr " Murgurct'a sleeve as she buckled tho
���Ht-erei,-: straps; Thero was evidently -
*>00(1,Li-nde--**landing between thoso two.
. *"��i tlyp,'1 sho whispered, "I have
nothing /or you to-night,���nothing but
"an work/awl quick work. Now you
1, ll8tu t /make a noise till we got past tho
On her wrist she slipped the loop of a
riding-whip which she always carried but
never used. I lyp had never felt tho indignity of the lash. The littio homo was
always willing to do what ho wiih required
merely for a word.
Margaretoponed tlio big gato bofore sho
naddled hor horse, ami thero was thoroforo
no delay in getting out upon tho main road,
although tho passing of lho houao was an
anxious moment, Slio feared thai if ber
father bond tho Steps of tbo neighing of
the horso bo might come out to investigate.
Half-way between her own homo and Bart-
lett'** houso she   sprang   lightly   Into   tbo
" Now thon, Gyp.'1
The horso needed no second word. Away
they sped down the road toward tho east,
the mild sluno air coming sweet aud cool
and fresh from tho distant lake, laden with
thc odors ot the woods and the nobis. The
stillness was intense, broken only by tlie
plaintive cry of thowhippoorwill,America's
ono-pln-ased nightinglalo, or tho still more :
weird and eerie nolo of tho distant loon.      j
cams In the form of Stoliker, who dropped I an object-lesson in self-control. Yates set
in on Yates as the latter lay in the hammock I his hat more jauntily on his head, and
Smoking and enjoying a thrilling romance slipped the epoch-making coin into his'
belonging to the series thon in vogue among I trousers-pocket.
him voi* beautifully ; no other horse could
have done it so well. It's wicked, but I do
hope you hurt him, just because I had to
stiike you."
Gypsy was still wrathful, and Indicated
by a toss of the head that the wheedling of I
a woman did not make up for a blow.   It ���
was the insult moro than the pain; and
from her ���there was the sting of it.
"I know ; I know just now how you feel,
Cypay dear, and I don't blame you for being ungiy. I might have spoken to you, of
course, but there waB no time to think, and
it was really him I was striking. That'
why it camo down so hard. If I had aaid
a word he would havo got out, of the way,
coward that he was, and than would have
shot you,���yon, Gypsy.   Think of it I"
If a man can be moulded in nny shape
that pleases a clover woman, how can a
horse expect to bo exempt from her influence, even if lie is a superior animal to
man? Cypsy showed signs of molting,
whinnying softly and forgivingly,
" And it will never happen again GypBy,
���nover, never. As aoou iih wo are sale
home again 1 will burn that whip, Vou
littio pot, I knew you wouldn't-     ���
Gypsy's head roBtod on Margaret's ihoul-
der, ami we must draw a veil over the reconciliation. Some things uio too sacred
for a moro nnn to meddle with. Tliofriunds
wore friends once more, and on tlio altar of
friendship tho uuoffendingwhip was doubtless offered as a burning sacrifice,
Whon the dootor oamo out, Margaret ex*
plained the danger *��f the road, and proposed that they should roturn by the longer
und northoru way,���the Concession, as it
was called.
They mot no one on tho silent road, and
soon they saw tho light in the window.
The doctor aud the girl loft their horses
tied some distance Irom the   house,   and |
Tho houses along tho road seemed desert-J walked together to tho window with  the
od ; no lights were shown anywhere.   Tho   stealthy steps of a pair of house-breakers.
wildest rumors were abroad concerning tbe
slaughter of the day, and tho population,
scattered as it wus.upncurcd lo have retired
into its shell. A spell of silence and darkness was ovor the laud, and the rapid hoof-
beats of tho hone sounded with startling
distinctness nu tlio harder portions of the
road, emphasized by intervals of complete
stillness when the fetlocks sank iu the sand
and progress was morodilt'cultforthe plucky
little animal. The only thrill of fear that
Margaret felt on her night-journey was
when she entered the dark arch of an avenue
of old forest-trees thnt bordered the road,
like a great gloomy cathedral aisle in thc
shadow of which anything might be hidden.
Gnce the horse with a jump of feur started
sideways and plunged ahead ; Margaret
(���aught ber breath as she saw, or fancied
she saw, several men stretched on tho roadside, asleep or dead. Oncu in tho open
again alio breathed nur.' frcely,nnd if it had
not boon for the jump nl tho horse sho would
have accused her imagination of playing her
Margarot listened breathlessly at the elosed
window, and thought sho hoard the low
murmur of conversation. She tapped lightly on the pane, and tho professor throw back
tho door window.
" We were getting very anxious about
you," he whispered,
"Hollo, Peggy,"said tho boy, withawan
smile, ]���.nirig his head slightly from the
pillow and dropping it back again.
Margaret, stooped over and kissed him.
" My poor boy I what a fright you have
given ine I"
" Ah, Margery, think what a fright I
got myself, I thought I waa going to die
within sight, of tho bouse."
The doctor gently pushed Maragaret
from the room. Uenmnrk waited until the
���-xanimal ion was over, and then went out
to find her.
She sprang forward to meet him.
"It is all right," he said. "There is
nothing to fear. He has been exhausted
by loss of blood, but a few days' quiet will
a trick. >lust as she had completely reas- j set that right. Then all you will have to
Bured herself, a shadow moved from tlio f contend against will bo his impatience ab
t       ._ .... .._��� 1 n_   /.-__..    .    . -     . being kept to his room, which may be nec
essary for aome weeks,"
fence to the middle of the road, and a sharp
voice cried,���
Tho little horse, as il it knew tho meaning of tho word, planted its two front hoofs
together and slid along the ground for a
moment, coming ho quickly to a stand-still
that it was with some dilliculty Margarot
kept hor seat. She saw iu front of her a
man holding a gun, evidently ready tu tiro
if she attempted to disobey his command.
"Who   aro   you,   and "where  are
going?'1 lie demanded,
"Oh, pleaso let me pass," pleaded Margaret, with a tremor nf fear iu her voice.
"I am going for a doctor���for my brother:
lio is badly wounded, and wiil perhaps die
if I nm delayed."
The man laughed.
"Oho!" he cried, coming closer; " a
woman, is IM and a young ono, too, or I'm
a heathen. Now, miss or missus, you get
down. I'll have to investigate this. The
brother businesa won't work with an old
soldier. It's your lover you'ro riding for
at this timo of night, or I'm no judge of
-the.sex. dust slip down, my lady, and see
v i\ you don't like ine bettor than him; and
remember thai all cats are black in the
dark.   Got down, I toll you."
" If you are a soldier you will let mo go,
My brother is badly wounded, I must got
to tlio doctor."
"There's no'1111131' with a bayonet in
front of you, If ho has been wounded there's
plenty of butter men killed to-day. Como
down, my dear.''
Margaret gathered up tlio bridle-rein,
but evon in the darkness tbo man saw her
" You can't escape, my pretty. If you
try it, you'll not be hurt, but I'll kill your
horse. If you move, I'll put a bullet through
** Kill my horse I" breathed Margarot, in
horror, a fear coming over her that sho bud
Hot felt at the thought of danger to herself,
" Yes, missy," said the man, approaching
nearer and laying his hand on Gypsy's
bridle. " Hut there will be no ueod of that.
Besides, it would mako too much noisi-, and
might bring us company, which would be
insonvenictit. So come down quietly, like
the nice Utile girl you are."
" If you will let mo go nnd toll tho
doctor, I will como back hero and be your
Tho man laughed again, in low, tantalising tones.    This was a good jokn.
" Oh, uo, sweetheart, I wasn't born so
recently as all that. A girl iu the baud is
worth a dozen t. mile up tho road. Now
como off that horso, or I'll tako you oil'.
This is war-time, and I'm not going to
Waste any more pretty talk on you."
Tlio man, who, sho now saw, was batless,
leered up at her, aud something in his
sinister eyea made the girl quail. Sho had
been so quiet ibat ho apparently was not
prepared for any sudden movement, Hor
right hand hanging down at bor sido had
grasped lho short riding-whip, and wilh a
Nwiftin'-s lhat gavo him uo chance to ward
off tho blow; shu struck him ono Minting
blinding cut across ihu eyes, and then
brought down lint lash ou tho Hank of ber
horse, drawing ihe animal round with her
left over ber enemy. Wil h a wild snort of astonishment tbo horso sprang forward, bring*
ingmaii and gun down to the ground with a
clatter that woko thu echoes; then,
with ������ii indignant toss of Iho head, <lyp
sped along the road like tho wind. It was
the first time Q'psy had ever felt tho cut of
a whip, and the blow win not forgiven
Margaret, fearing further obsti notion on
the road, turned her horse's bead toward
tho rail fence, and Gypsy wont over it liko
a bird Iu tbo Hold, whoro fast going in
the dark had dungeis, Margaret tried to
slacken thc pacu, but tho littio horso would
not hnvo it so. Itahookitu head angrily
whenever it thought of tho indignity of
that blow, whilo Margaret leaned over ind
tried to explain nnd beg pardon for her
offence. Tho second fenue was crossed with
a clear-cut leap, and only onco in the next
field did the horso stumble, but qulokly
recovered aud wont oil nt tho samo breakneck gait, The next fonoo gallantly
vaulted over brought thom to tho side-
road halfa mile up which stood tho doctor's
house. Margaret saw tho futility 0/ attempting a reconciliation until tho goal
waa won. There, with difficulty, thu
horse was slopped, and" Margarot struck
the panes of tbo upper window, through
which a light shone, wiin bor riding-whip.
Tho window was raised and the situation
speedily explained to the phj sio.au,
"I will be with you in n moment," hu
Then Margaret slid from tho sad.Uo and
put her arms around the nook of the
tromblinghor.se. Gypsy would have nothing
to do with her, ami sniffed thu air Willi
offended dignity.
" It was a shame, Gyp," alio cried, almost
tearfully, stroking the glossy neck of her
rcsontful friend ; "it was, it was*, and I know
1 "lh, I am so glad 1 and���and I am so
much obliged to j on, Mr. Ron mark I"
"jl* have dono nothing���except make
blunders," replied the professor, with a
bitterness that surprised and hurt her.
" How can you say that? You have
done everything. We owo bis life to you."
Henmark said nothing for u moinout.
Her unjust accusation in tho earlier part of
the night had deeply pained his over-.sensitive nature, and he hoped for some hint of
disclaimer from her. Belonging to the stupider sex, he did not realize that the words
were spoken in a state of intense oxcitement
and fear,���that another woman would probably havo expressed her state of mind by
fainting instead of talking, and that tho
whole espisodo hnd left absolutely no trace
011 the recollection of Mnrgaret. At last
Renmark spoke:
" I must be getting back to the tont, if
it still exists. I think I had au appointment thero with Yates Bome twelve hours
ago, but to this moment I had forgotten it.
Margarot stood for a few moments alone,
nnd wondered what sho had done to offend
him.   Ho stumbled along the  dark  road,
not beetling much tho  direction   he took,
but automatically going tho nearest way to
the tent.   Fatigue and tho want  of  Bleep
were heavy upon him, and his feet wore as
load.    Although dazed, ho was conscious of
a dull nehe wheio his heart   ought   to   bo,
and he vaguely hoped bo had not   mado   a
fool of himselt.    He entered the   tent and
was startled by tho voice of Yates :
" Hello !   hello !   Is that you, Stoliker;"
" No ; it is Renmark.    Are you asleep?''
" I guess I havo been.    Hunger is the one
sensation of tho moment.    Havo you pro*
died   anything   to   cat   within   the last
twenty-four hours';"
" There's a bag full of potatoes here, I
believe. I haven't boen near the tont since
oarly morning."
" All right, only don't expect a rticom*
tuendiUion from me as cook.   I'm not yet
hungry enough for raw potatoes.    What
time has it got to bo?"
" I'm siiro I don't know."
"Sooms as if I had boon asleep for weeks.
I'm the latest edition of Rip Van Winkle,
and expect to find my moustache gtay iu
tho morning.    I was dreaming sweetly of
Stoliker when you fell over the bunk."
" What have you dono with him ?"
" I'm not wide enough nwako to remember,   I think 1 killed him, but wouldn't bo
sure.    So many of my good resolutions go
wrong that vory likely he Is alive at this
moment,   Ask me in tho morning.   What
have you beon prowling after all night ?"
Thero was no answor. Renmark waB
evidently asleep.
" I'll ask ynu in the morning," murmured
Yates, drowsily,���after which tlioro was
silence 111 thouainp.
Yatea had Nliibbornly refused to give up
his search for real and quiet, in spite of
tlm disi'oiufort of living in a leaky and
battered lent. He expressed regret that
ho bud uot originally camped In tbo middle
of llrondway, as being a quieter and le s
exciting spot than tho place l,o had chosen
but, having made the olioico, ho was going
to nee tho last dog hung, hu said, Uonmark
had hceoino less and less of a comrade Ho
was silent and almost as gloomy as Hirnm
llartlntt himself. When Yates tried to
cheer him up by showing bim how much
worse another mauls position might be,
Renmark generally ended the talk by taking
to the woods.
"dust reileot ou my position," Yntei
would say. " Hero I am dead in lovo with
two lovely girls, both of whom nre merely
waiting for the word. To one of them I
have nearly committed myself, which fact
to a man of my temperament inclines me
somewhat to tho other. Here I am anxious
to confide iu you, and yet I feel that I risk a
light every timo I talk aliout the complication. You have no sympathy for me,
Kenny, when I need sympathy, and I am
bubbling over with sympathy for you and
you won't have it. Now, what would you do
if you wore in my fix? Ii you would take
five minutes and show me olearly which of
tho two girls I really ought to marry, it
would help mo ever so much, for ihon I
wou'd bo sure lo Rottlo on the other one. It
in indecision that is surely sapping my
Hy this limo Renmark would liaVd pulled
his soft felt hat over his eyes, and, muttering words that would havo echoed strangely
in the silent halls of tho University building,
would plunge into .lho forest. Yatos generally locked after his retreating figure without, anger, but with mild wonder.
" Woll, of all eantankorous cranks he is
tbe worst," he would say, with a sigh, 11
is sad to see tho temple of friendship tumble
down about one's  ears  in   this   way.    At
brainless people, entitled "beadle's Dime
Novels." Tho camp was strewn with these
engrossing paper-covered works, and Yates
had read many of them, hoping to come
across a case similar to his own, but to the
time of Stoliker's visit he had not succeeded.
" Hello, Stoliker I how's things ? Got
the cuffs in your pocket ? Want to havo
another tour across country with me ?"
"No, But I came to warn you. There
will bo a warrant out to-morrow or next
day, and if I were you I would get over to
tho other si le : but you need never say I
told you to. Of course if they give the
warrant to me I shall have to arrest you ;
and although nothing may be done to you,
still the country is in a state of excitement,
and you will at least be put to some inconvenience."
"���Stoliker," oried Yates, springing out
of the hammock, "you are a white man 1
You're a good fellow, Stoliker, and I'm
ever so much obliged. If you ever come to
New York, you call on me at the Argus
office,���anybody will show you whore it is,
���nnd I'll give you tlie liveliest time you
ever had in your lifo. It won't cost you a
cent, oither."
" That's all right," said the constable.
" Now, if 1 were you I would light out tomorrow at tho latest."
" I will," said Yates,
Stoliker disappeared quietly among the
trees, and Yates, after a moment's thought
began energetically to pack up his belong-
iuga. it was dark before he hid finished
uud Renmark returned.
" Stilly," cried tho reporter, cheerily,
"there's a warrant out for my arrest, I
shall have to go to-morrow at the latest."
" What 1 to jail ?" cried his horrified
friend, his conscience now troubling him,as
the parting came, for his lack of kindness
to an old comrade.
Not if the court knows herself. But
to Buffalo, which Ib pretty much the samo
thing. Still, thank goodness, I don't need
to stay thero long. I'll bo in New York
before I'm many days older. I yearn to
plunge into the arena once more. The still
calm peacefulucHi of this whole vacation
has made mo long for excitement  again.
and I'm glad the warrant hns pushed me
into the turmoil."
"Well, Richard, I'm sorry you have to
go under bucIi conditions. I'm afraid I
have not been aa companionable a comrade
as you should have had."
" Oh, you're all right, Renny. The
trouble with you is that you have drawu a
littio circle around Toronto University and
said to yourself,' This isthe world.'It isn't,
youkno-7. There iB something outside of
all that,"
"Kvery man, doubtless, has bis little
circle. Yours is around the Argus office,"
" Yes, but there are special wires from
that little circle to all the rest of the world,
and soon thero will be au Atlantic cable."
" I do not hold that my circle is as large
aa yours ; still, there iB something outside
of New ^orkoven."
You bet your life there is ; and, now
that you arc in a more sympathetic frame
of mind, it is that I want to talk with you
about. Those two girls are outside my little
circle, and I want to bring one of them within it. Now, Renmark, which of those girls
would you chooBo If you were me ?'
The professor drew in his breath shortly
and was silent for a moment. At lost he
said, apeaking very slowly,���
"lam afraid, Mr. Yates, that you do
not quite appreciate my point of view. As
you may think I have acted in an unfriend*
ly manner, I will try for the first and final
time to explain it. I hold that any man
who marries a good woman gets more than
he deserves, no matter how worthy he may
be, I have a profound respect for all women, and I think that yonr light chatter
about choosing between two is an insult to
both of them. I think either of them is
infinitely too good for you, ���or for me
"Oh, you do, do you? Perhaps you'think
that you would make a much better husband thau I, If that is the case, allow mc
to say you are entirely wrong. II your
wife was sensitive, you would kill her with
your eloomy fits. I wouldn't gooff in tho
woods and sulk, anyhow."
"If you aro reterring to me, I will
further inform you that I had either to go
off in tho woods or knock you down, I
chose the lesser of two evils,''
"Thinkyou could do it, I suppose?
Renny, you're conceited. You're not the
first man who has made such a mistake
and found ho was barking up the wrong
tree when It was too late for anything
but bandages and arnica."
" I have tried, to show you how I feel re* 1
farding thia matter.   I might have known
should  not Hiiccecd.    Wo will end the |
d'aousaion, if you please."
"Oh, no. Tho discussion is just beginning. Now, Renny, I'll toll you what you
ueod. You need a good sonsible wile
worso thnn any man 1 know. It is not yet
too late to save you, but it soon will be.
You will, before long, grow a crust on you,
like asnail, ora lobster, or any other coldblooded animal that gets a shell on itself,
Then nothing oan bo done for you, Now
let me save you, Renny, before it is. too late.
Here is my proposition. You choose one
of those girls and marry her. I'll take the
other. I'm not as unselfish as 1 may seem in
this, for your choice will save me tho worry
of making up my mind. According to your
talk, either of the girls is too good fnr you,
and for once I entirely agreo with you.
But let that pass.    Now, who ia it to be ?"
"Good God, man, do you think I am
going to bargain with you about my future
"That's right, Renny. I like to hear you
swear. It shows you aro t-.ol yet the prig
you would have folks believe There'
still hope for you, professor. Now, I'll go
further with you. Although I cannot
make up my mind just what to do myself,
I can lull instantly which is the girl for
you, and thus we solve both problems at
one stroke. You need a wife who will
not put up jvitli your tantrums, who will bo
cheerful and who will make a mail of you.
Kitty Bartlett is tho girl. She will tyrannise ovor you just ns In r mother dooB over
the old man. She will keep house to the
queen's taste and delight in getting you
good things to oat. Why, everything ia as
plain as a pike-Btaff. That shows tho benefit of talking over a thing, You marry
Kitty, and I'll marry Margaret. Come,
let's shake hands over It," Yates held up
bis right hand ready to slap It down on the
open palm ��of the professor, but thero
wns no response. Yates's hand came down
to his side again, but he had not yet lost
the enthusiasm of his proposal. The more
ho thought of it the more fitting it seemed.
" Margaret is such a aeusiblo, quiet,
level headed girl that, if I am as flippant
as you say, she will bo just the wife for me.
Tlioro aro depths In my character, Ron-
mark, that you have not suspocted."
"Oh, you're deep."
" I admit it, Woll, a good sober-minded
woman would develop the hest that is in
tne.   Now, what do you aay, Renny?"
" I say nothing. I am going into tho
woods again dark as it is."
"Ah woll," said Yates with a sigh,
"there's no doing anything with you or tor
you, I've tried my best: that is ono consolation. Don't go away. I'll lot Fate decide.    Here goes for n toaa-up."
And Yales drew a silver half-dollar from
his pocket. "Heads for Margaret?'' he
cried. Renmark clinched his fiat, took a
Btep forward, then chocked himaolf, remembering that this was his last night with
tho man wlio had at least onco been hia
Yates merrily spun Ihc coin in the air,
caught it in one hand, and slapped the
oiher over it.
" Now for the turning-point iu the lives
of two innocent be'tigs."
Ilo raised thecovcriiighandand peered at
thc coin in tho gathering gloom. " Heads
it is. Margaret Howard becomes Mrs,
Richard Yates. Congratulate mc, profes*
       their last talk of this kind  Yates resolved
it 1 but what wua I to do, Gyp?   You we.-e j not to discuss tho problem again with the ! aor.
G10 only protector I had, and you did bowl J protestor, unless a t riai-i came.   Tho crUis |    Renmark stood motionlose as a statuo, \
" Good* by, old man," he said.   " I'll see
}ron  later and  tell you  all  the particu-
Not waiting for the answer, which he
probably knew there would have been little
use iu delaying for, Yates walked to the
fence and sprang over it with one hand on
the top rail, Renmark stood still for some
minutes, then quietly gathered underbrush
and sticks targe and small, lighted a fire
and sat down on a log with his head in his
A 111 11,too Who Can Give BlnialtaneouM
Attention to Eighteen 111ITcrent Mutter*.
Pandit Narayan Martand Sukratine, if
reports which reach this country be true, Ib
one of the most marvelous lightning calcu
lators of the world. The exhibitions he has
given in India prove him, in fact, one of
tho intellectual prodigies of the ago. Backed
by a lot of testimonials from distinguished
iieoplo the following are some of the feats
ie offered to -perform :
1. Calculation of tbe square root of tho
square of a number of four terms, 2. Cube
root of the cube of threo terms, 3. Fourth
root of the fourth power of two terms. 4.
Fifth root of the fifth power of two terms.
5. Square of four tonus, fi. Fourth power
of two terms. 7. Addition of squares of
numbers from 1 to 20. 8. Addition of cubes
of numbers from 1 to 20. 0, Multiplication
of any five figures upward aud four figures
downward. 10. Multiplication of 2, 40, 90,
02, 075, or any other Bum which he shall
give, by any number of one to ten figures.
11. Day and mon',h of any one of tho last
fifty years, according to the Hindoo calendar, being given, the corresponding English
date will bo given. 12. Date aud month of
any one of the last 200 years, according to
Knglish calendar, beinggiven, corresponding
day of the week will be givou. 13. Division
of (i or 8 figures by 3 figures. 14. Any
operation with integral values of x and y.
Alt theao problems were to bo done while
playing at cards and holding conversation
o-.i various topics, and while solving several
other curious problems at the same time-
that is, ho waa to carry on several different
mental operations at one ujid the same time.
Here is the account of an actual perform'
ance which took place at Nagpur. In the
presence of prominent witnesses the follow*
ing questions were read out at once, the
pandit memorizing them during this single
1. Find the square root of 1,106,704. 2.
cube root of 20,503,629. 3. Fourth root of
96,059,601. 4. Fifth root of 1,419,857. 5.
Find the square of 1,009. 0. Find the fourth
power of 29. 7. Addition of square of
numbers from 5 to 14, both terms inclusive.
S. Additiou of cubes of numbers from 8 to
13, both terms inclusive. 0, Multiply 78,-
847 by 8,803. 10. Multiply 240,039,01)0,075
by 100,100,004. 11. Givo the English year,
month and date corresponding to the eighth
Magha of the increasing moon of the year
1752 of Salivahana, 12, Give the week day
corresponding to the 10th of August, 18)12.
13. Divide 28,804,545 by 123. 14. Find
the simple interest of ��570 for 10 yeara at
3 per cent.   15. 6x-7y���42;7x-(iy���75.
When the reading of the question paper
was over one of the gentlemen present began to play cards with the pandit, while
others went on conversing with him, asking
him various questions, including questions
in arithmetic involving addition, subtraction, etc., all of which were immediately
answered by the pandit iu tbe midst of his
card playing. The game oame to an end in
half an hour, the pandit winning. He then
delivered consecutively correct answers to
all of the questions given out save one���
thus giving simultaneous and successful
attention to eighteen different mental
operations. He then wound up by identifying cards mentally selected by those present.
In connection with the foregoing, it may
not come amiBS to quote a statement made
by a high caste Brahmin, Purnshatora Rao
Telang, now visiting in Canada: " We
Hindoos," he said, " have mathematical
rules you western people know nothing of.
and by these rules we can in from five to
ten minutes solve problems that would take
your professors half an hour." One such
rule he gives as being found in a book on
mathematics written by a Hindoo woman.
In Sir Edwin Arnold's translation of Hindoo
literature we also come across hints as to a
secret- knowledge of numbers by means of
which the most profound problems may be
done instantaneously. Be this as it may,
the Hindoo mathematician regards most
western achievements in numbers as the
merost child's play.
A Song of Kriss Kringlo's Trao-
Krlas Kringlo's bolls are jingling
Tho frosty air is UngUnft
All silvery sounds aro mint-fling.
This merry, merry day.
With many a fleecy feather,
Thesnow-nakos dance tonothcr:
Here como Krlsa Cringle's weather,
In good Kris*) Kringlo's way.
Kriss Kringlo's measures tripping,
Kriss Krintrle's sweetness sipping,
Tho while his gift* we're clipping
From brave Kriss Kringle ���* tree.
Wo set tho candles burning
Like stars and planet-, turning.
And overy droam and yearning
Thero satisfied we see.
Alono and solitary.
Aloof from olf and fairy,
It grew in forests airy
Through many a Reason dim-
To reach its dny of glory,
��V hon winter wood*, were hoary,
To hoar Kriss Kringlo'** story.
And dear Kriss Kringlo's hymn.
O treo that wearies nover!
O treo that charms lis overt
O treo that lives forever I
The ble-*Hed (Miriutmas tree.
Where lovo and Mnclnoss blending,
Hound up tho youi-'H fair onding,
Thero heaven's own henuty lending,
Heboid Kriss Kringlo's tree.
-(Margaret K. Sangstcr,
HfittBX M0&LENT3.
or poor, and have a jolly time, dividing hia :
presents with those wliu had none, besides 	
bavin,- somo littio treat to share with all. ,, r. 1 .-_       ���_ ,-_   ,     ���,                        .��
Had he lived, no children near us would be ,   ' D,d ^om bulb, Isold yon eome up!
without presents to-morrow morning. Ves-with the assistance ot my dog.
" Would it not be well to do this work The g*-~- of the period says she object, to
for  him!"   at   length   asked   tho   Squire flattery, but   ahe likes to have her sleeves
with a great softening of the heart ��� t en
Dodging an Avalanche.
While Mr. C.S,Davison was climbing the
Ortler, as described in the September At-
lantic.hu came to a stretch of broken snow,
about a hundred feet in breadth, composed
of the remnants of avalanches which had
fallen from tho face of thu mountain above.
It was necessary to cross it. An avalanche
had fallen ton minutes before Mr. Davison
and his two guides reached the place, and
another would aoon follow, lhe crossing
must bo made between two avalanches.
Twenty yards this side of tho snow track,
and perhaps a hundred yards from tho
* hreatening snow wall, we paused for critical survey. The question stood for instant
decision. From tho appearance of the
snow wall it muat be determined whether
another avalancho would fall within the
next few minutes.
Waa it best to hurry silently across ?
Wast it host to wait! Was the next section of the snow face in such condition that
a mighty yell would send an avalanche
down, anil give us an opportunity for our
hasty transit ? On the other hand, if wo
all yelled together and no avalanche felt,
would the concussion hasten the next fall,
whereby wa might be overwhelmed in
One towering pinnacle of snow, pushed
a littio beyond its fellows, seemed ready to
totter to ils fall. Wo looked at it doubtfully. It ought to hnvo gone with thu laat
avalanche. Would it stand, 01 would it
fall within the next three minutes ? A
hundred feot is not much of a apace to cross;
but suoh crossing, if through fresh, broken
snow from six lo ton feet deop, is slow and
floundering work,
From the timo we cume within view of
the snow the utmost silence had been
observed, and now, tho searching but momentary scrutiny completed, 1'inggera
whispered to us to come on; With noise-
leas spoed wo hurried forward. Silently
we struggled through the snow, aud aa
silently emerged on tho farther side.
They Both Fancied-
During  the  Volunteer   Maticouvren  afc
Dover a gentleman from London engaged
local cabman to drive him round in an ope
carriage to view the mimic battle from th
highest position of tho tield of action.
After a lot of hard work up and down the
steep hill-Bldo roads cabby and his horae
bucain*. very tired and wanted rest and refreshment ; but tho gentleman, in his
eagerness to see all that wiih going on around
him, would not allow a halt,
Presently the umpires' bugler Bounded
"Cease fire !" and cabby, noticing the cessation of action, pulled up fora rest, and,
having got down from his seat, popped the
nosebag on his horae, and was just taking a
long pell at his brandy-flask when the
-'Advance" waB sounded and tho troops
began to move again.
The enthusiastic gentleman, fearing he
sh -uld Ioho sight of them,bccaino impatient,
and excitedly exclaimed :
"Now, coachman, drive on; fancy we are
in real war."
"Quito bo, sir; then you fancy mo and the
'oss is shot," replied cabby.
And ho wouldn't move till ho and the
horso h d rested thoroughly.
A Christmas Thought and What Came
of It.
Santa Glaus was tired and no wonder; for
it was Christmas Eve,and everybody knows
what a busy time that is for him.    What
journeys he must take 1
Such numbers and numbers of chimneys
he must scramble down, and such count*
less numbers of stockings as he muat fill I
It waB no wonder the dear old man was
nearly tired out, for it was past midnight ;
his work waB done, and he had turned hia
reindeer homeward.
As he reached the suburbs of a large city,
whose homes he had just viaited, his attention was attracted toward an old dilapidated building, that ho hod supposed to be uninhabited ; the attraction was not great,
>nly a very dim light, but it let liim know
that there was someone within,
"Well I declare I" exclaimed he, suddenly stopping. "I didn't know anybody lived
hero I I thought Squire Steele had takon
this old tumble-down shanty for a pig-pen
long ago ; he ought to be ashamed to rent
such a place, but he'll do most anything for
a little money. I wonder if there are any
children here! If there are, I suppose I
ought to leave them somo presents, though
somehow I never do have much for poor'
children Tian't right, either, for Christ-
mas should be a happy time for all; I must
look after them a little better in the future,
poor things, for I love them just the same
aa rich children,"
Then he bent down and peered through
the fringe of icicles that bordered tho window ledge, into a little room so desolate
looking that it would have touched a much
harder heart than dear old Santa's.
On a pile of straw in ono corner of the
room, lay three little children fast asleep.
But, though their bed was only straw, with
covering of all ragged comfortables, they
were smiling in their sleep; fot- they had
gone to bed thinking that good old Santa
Claus would eome as Boon as the clock
struck twelve, and bring them some nice
presents; he nover had missed them,
though to be sure they had never before
lived in such an out of the way place. Two
years ago their father was alive, aud they
lived in a nice little houae of their own ;
but aftor his death there were debts to be
paid, they must bo fed and clothed, and
with the little work Jiat thoir mother
could get to do, Bhe could not procure
enough money to keep them from going
hungry aud cold. So one by one they had
to part with their house and all the pretty
things within, until they were finally reduced to their present extremely straightened
circumstances. Long after the children
slept their mother still sat by their old
broken-legged, rusty stove, trying to coax
the firo to burn more briskly with branches
which ahe had picked up in the woods; for
it was a cold night, and their bedding was
poor; but the wood was so crusted with
snow that it only sizzled and sputtered.
" Poor dears,''saiil the widow, as Bhe accidentally brushed the children's old ragged
stockings off from the back of a chair,
"Poor dears, how well I remember when I
was a little girl, waking up Christmas
morning and running to my stocking. Oh,
my dear mother, how kind she was I And
to think, I love my babies just as well aa
she loved me, and yet I can buy thom nothing I And that is not tho worst of it.
There'll none of us have a Christmas dinner.
I declare I could cry I" And sho did cry,
throwing her apron over hor head and leaning back in hor chair.
" Dear me 1" aaid Santa Claus, " how my
eyes do water 1 I must have taken cold,"
muttered he, wiping his eyes. The scene
inside had affected him more than ho was
willing to own. "Now," he briefly continued, " what ia to be done? Those children must have something, certain. But
the trouble is I haven't a single thing left
except a thought."
"A thought 1" exclaims some of theso
dear littio readers, " What's that!"
Didn't you ever notice any among your
Christmas presents ! Santa Claus has lots
of them at holiday times, aud ho generally
sprinkles a few in with everybody's presents ; so if you have never noticed any
among yours, look for them this year. Ho
has many kinds���holy thoughts, benevolent
thoughts, aud thoughts of love, peace and
reconciliation. The thought that he had
left was good and strong.and plainly marked with tho golden word, "Charity,"
Woll I declare I" oxslaimed Santa
Claus, " What shall I do ! It won't do
the least bit of good to leavo this for thesu
children, but they must have something and
thoir mother,  too, must have a Christmas
?resent. Humph I I know what I'll do,
'11 just go ovor to Squire Steelo'l and lonvo
this thought for him. If ho will only nourish
it and care for it, it will do much good
thero. I'll try it anyhow j so away, my
good reindeer.'
Sqtliro Steele and his wife sat silonlly by
their warm,glowing fire���she busy knitting,
ho busy reading���or pretending lo, for his
thoiights.as well aa liis wife's, wero running
away back over a lapse of some twon ,y-fivo
years,to tho timo when a darling little baby
boy came to live with thom,
".lust twenty-'lve years to-night sinco
littio Johnny oamo to us," said ho, at last,
as much to himself ai lo his wife,
V I was just thinking of thnt, loo," answered his wife. " Oh dear, why couldn't
behave lived! How happy we might then
be. It seems as though 1 can't stand it
when I aee other children having such jolly
times at Christmas. My I" she suddenly
exclaimed, "what was that'; Somebody
sneezed or coughed, surely. Didn't you
hear them 1"
"Oh, I guess it was nothing but the wind,"
answered the Squire, not dreaming lhnt it
was Santa Claus, who at that very moment
dropped the thought down the chimney,
" As yon were saying, wife, wo would
have boon far happier had little Johnny
lived���aud better, too," ha added thought'
fully. Then after some moments' reflection
ho continued. " I'erhaps it would bo
bettor now if wo did not livo to ourselves
so much ; we* have loat Johnny, our littio
darling, to bo sure, ami though we can
never forget him, nor do wc want to, it
might bo bettor not to nurse our grief
ao much, but try to got over io somewhat."
Oh, I nover can 1" moaned Mrs.
Yes I know," replied the Squiro, hastily wiping hia own oyes, "but perhaps if
wo did more to make others happy, our
own grief might be lessened ; thoy say it
1' Johnny would havo liked that," anawer-
she, aftor a pause; "He always liked to
see everyone happy, and it really aeemed to
trouble him if they wero not. Don't you ro-
member how, at Christmaa time, he always
tried to havo all the children around, rich
adding, almost as an apology, " perhaps we
might make lnm happier in heaveu by ao
" I am sure wo would," answered Mra.
Steele, quietly wiping away her tears.
"But what can we do! Where can we
begin! 1 don't know anything about the
poor familiea around, nor which ones have
"There is one family down in our old
house that will do to begin with, I think.
There are children there, too���ono little
boy, about our little boy's age the last
Christmas he waa with us. He Bomehow
reminded ine of him, too, when I wont there
yesterday to collect the rent���looking as
thouch, He was bound to be happy under
any circumstances. To-morrow we'll make
a tour of the town, beginning with them,
for I think there are none poorer than
" Couldn't wo go to-night, to thia one
place," itHkcd Mrs. Steele, whose sympathies
wero all aroused for the little boy who
looked like their lost darling.
"It's pretty late," said Mr. Steele, but
in a voice that plainly aaid, " I am willing
to go," So thoy were aoon wrapped and
mulllod aud out in the street. From away
down in lho city camo faint, yet clear, the
chimes ringing out tho anthem, "Joy to
tho world, the Lord has como I" The sweet
melody stirred tbo thought that Santa
Clans bad dropped into their hearts, and
gave them strange sensations.
They made their purchases as quickly as
possible, though it did take them some
time, for now thoy had started out they
did not wish to do things by halves. ,
The little thought was growing vory
As they deposited their bundles and
baskets at the widow's door, a woo small
voice seemed to say, " He that doeth it
unto tne least of those, doeth it unto me,'
and a peace went over their souls ; and if
tbey were not happier they wero much
better satisfied with themselves.
Christmas morning tho widow was aatii
long bofore her children, i'he first thing
she did was lo start out tor some dead
branches to build a little fire by which tu
prepare their breakfast. Imagine her surprise upon opening the door. For a moment
she could not move, she was so overwhelmed with astonishment, but the next moment
she toll upon her knees nud thanked Cod
for his goodness.
Oh, what a happy litllo placo that was
that Christmas day I The children found
new stockings hanging on the chair in placo
of their old ones, and each was filled ao full
of sugar-plums, oranges, nuts, ar.d other
good things, that it looked aa though it
would burst. And piled high, oh I so high,
on the chair, were now shoes, cloaks, hoods
and dresses for the girls, and for the boy, a
whole new suit, oven to a pair of red-topped
boots. Just think of that. His first ready
made suit, too.
And that was not ��11. The old tablo was
fatrlyloadedwith the weight of good things;
a plump turkey was waiting to be roasted,
some nice large potatoes was wailing to be
baked, and a plum pudding stood there
ready to be boiled. Then there was a large
market basket filled with���but bless your
hearts, I couldn't begin to tell you what
was in that; it wn. crowded so full of parcels of raisins, tea, sugar and everything
nice, that thero was no uao iu it having a
cover���no use whatever, for tlio cover
wouldn't and couldn't fit on.
And before tbey had finished looking
nt thoao things, some one drovo up
with Bome wood and coil, and a nice aoft
bod, sent by Squire Steel anil hia wife.
Then that afternoun the Squiro himself
drove down after them, ami took them up
to his grand house on tlie hill, where little
Johnnie���for the widow's little boy's name
was Johnnie, too���quite won the hearts ot
the Squire and his wifo, and mudo them
happier than they had been for years.
When Santa Clans saw how that thought
had grown, how its rootlets had grasped
the withered tendrils of the Squire's heart
and j-iven them fresh life, ho chuckled to
himaolf. "Hal Halwasn'tlt lucky I had that
thought left, I'll scatter more thoughts |
another year, and perhaps iu this way I
may be able to mako a Merry Christmas
for all.
The Secret of a Hauited House
A rather curious lawsuit is reported
from Paris. A gentleman living in the
Avenue de Neuilly waa terribly annoyed
with rats iu his house. They were largo,
ravenoua, numerous and hard to catch,
Finally he managed to trap ouo of the poets,
and, equipping him with a tiny bell, faateu*
ed to his neck with a bit of wiro, sot liim
again at liberty, Tho rat, of courao, ran to
find his companions, and they all inn us
eagerly to avoid him, and in a little time
there was uot n rat left on the premises.
Near by there lived a nervous gentleman,
and one night ho was awakened by a curious
tinkling sound, which came on fitfully, and
seemed to proceed from every corner of the
room. He lit a candle, and timorously proceeded to search. There was nothing visible,
and yot tho mysterious sound was distinctly
audible. He tried to think it wus imagination, but,failing, decided it must be ghosts.
It was clear Ida houae was haunted���and
haunted, too, by day as well as by night.
For weeka he could not sleep, and tlio
anxiety told on his health. At last a gossiping servant learned the truth, and the
victim, instead of laughing ut bis own
credulity, has begun uu action against the
mau who belled the rat.
Keeping Wnrm*
Tho boy was sitting out on tho front
stops of the houso shivering aa tho policeman passed by at midnight.
" What aro you doing here ?" asked lhe
"Teiidill' to mv business," answered the
boy cheerfully,
" Well, 1 guesa you ba 1 better go in -Jin
house, You'll freeze hore."
" That's my business, Vou go on about
" This is mine."
" Is It!" and the boy chuckled.
" Yes,    Why don't you go in ;"
" 'Causo [ don't want to,'1 said the boy,
f;ettiug up and slapping his arms around
inn-elf, " Mo and pap got homo about
two minutes ago, and he told mo to wait
outside while be wont iu lirst for ho
thought molhcr'd make it hot enough fer
two.    I know mother,  so yon go on about
?'our business, and if I freeze you won't
lave to pay fer tho funeral," and tho olli-
cer moved off to thfl street corner nnd waited for the boy to go iu,
Needn't Trouhlo About Mamma.
A minister ofa prominent London church
who was about to leavo h*,me for u tew
lays waa bidding good-bye to his family.
When ho came to Hobby bo took tho
littio fellow 111 his arms and aaid, " Well,
young man, 1 want you to be a good boy,
ami ho Biiro to tako good care of mamma.
Hobby promised anil tbe father departed,
leaving him with a verv large ami full   up-
Ereciation of his now and weighty responsl-
ility. When night came and ho waa
called to aay his prayers, tbo young guardian expressed himself as follows :
'��� O Lord, please protect pupa and
brother Dick and sister Alico aud aunt
Mary and all tho little Jones boys and
Bobby. But you needn't trouble about
mamma, for I'm going to look afier her
Olo-io Fiuitrina;.
Mr.   Voraclosi*���"Send out for a black
matt to do tho whitewashing and a while
man to black the stovee.''
jIrB> V.���"Won't one man do !"
Mr. V.���"No.   I want to sec how much
material thoy wasted."
"Named your baby Dorothy, as you intended, Jimpson !" " Nope." "Why not!"
" Jam' s seemed more suitable."
Gentleman���"Well, how did you succeed in your new role !" Actreiis���"I don't
know. I haven't read the newspaper
yet." ,
Day���"What did Hicks say when his
wife called him a crank." Weeks���"Told
her she was something of a windlass herself."    *
" I hear Cndley is going on the atage iu
a farmyard play." "Yes." " Is he to
taken leading part!" "Yes ; he leads in
the cows."
How js Tom doing in college!" "Fairly well. He is rather aluggiah at his studies
hut Im makes it up by his alugging in foot
" Your neighbor appears to have failed a
good many times." "Just twenty-four
limes. Thc next will bo his ailver-bouk-
"Why was this game eallod poker, Char
ley!'' " I don't know, unless it is that you
aro apt to burn your lingers when you get
the wrong end ot it."
Is Smith really going to practice law
out in Arizona !" "1 should think bo ; ho
sold his library and bought half a dozen revolvers."
I have invented a new bicyo'e which I
am going to call 'The Brazilian.' " "Why!"
' Hceause   it   makes   revolutions   so eas-
His wife���"Did you gain much by work-
ov so late at your ollice lust night, dearie!"
He���"No���er���but I came within au aeo of
gaining a great deal."
She���"You are perfectly sure there aro
no objectionable features in this play!"
He���"Great guns, yea ! The house wasn't
more than half full.''
Willie���"How do yon get such a beautiful English fit toyouah clothe*-, deah boy!"
Cliollie���" 1 have thom mcasnehod ou mo
man, doncherknow.''
He���" You are very provoking I You
talk as if our engagement woro not going
to result in marriage," Shu���" You aru
more provoking; you talk as if it wero."
" If you want to got her, don't bo ao
abjectly devoted. You simply cheapen
yourself iu her eyes." " Then she'll take
me.    Jennio never could rosi.it u bargain."
She���"Tell me, now, have your affections always rcmuinud constant!" He���" I
can truthfully say that thoy have���though
I admit that their object has often changed."
Ada���" At Jennie's wedding she had to
wait thirty minutes for the bridegroom.
Wasn't that perfectly awful!" Lily Languish���" That's nothing to waiting thirty
" It alwaya paya a man in my businesa to
take plenty of time," murmured the burglar softly to himself gently dumping the
third tray of gold watches into his capacious bug,
A poet once sighed, midst tho winter?
"AIubI   'Burning   thoughts' will  not
keep a man warm."
"1 think a lovo of foot ball must bo inherent iu tho I'igskin family." "What
makesyou think so!" "Why, whenever
little Jennnie wants to play the game, his
mother kicks."
this lifo," said tho man who Blood on
the cellar stairs with a coal bucket in his
baud, "would be   one succession   of sweet
rprises if coal only eumo up as easily as
the price docs."
Pea wick���"So, poor Mr, Meekly has
really married the Widow Bouncer. How
did be ever pluck up the courage to do it!"
Slnnlck���"He didi,' have to. It seems he
couldn't pluok up the couragonot to do it."
Folks is always makiu' fun lor do tollers dat do worl' culls "has-beens" said
Cncle Mosc ; "but it looks to mo lak it am
a heap better for a man to be a has-been
dnu to be a nobbor-was,"
Mies Parker���-Maud���-will you marry
me? Let mo be your protector through life,
your���" "Thanks, Mr. Jones, but I must
decline, I urn not a protectionist, When I
marry it will be on a revenue basis entirely."
Prof. Humerick, who has been studying
chickens for twelve years, says " the rooster is by all odds, the proudest, thing on
earth, with nooxoeptlon." Tho professor's
observation of drum majors has been
" Madam, havo you the recipe for this
ale '!" said the tramp. " Yes ; would you
liko to havo a copy of it!" replied tho
good woman. " No, madam, but I should
like to destroy thc original," said tbe
Clara���" What makes champagne io different from claret, and port, and sherry ''"
Jack���" Why champagne is charged, don't
you know." Clara���"Hul I thought you
said you had all your wine charged.''
There's 110 surcease of sorrow at all,
Them's the same tale of woe to tell;
Though   Mary bas kindly dropped " After
tho Ball,"
Sho now warbles "Daisy Boll,"
"Papa, didn't George! Washington ever
really and truly tell u lib!" asked Tommy.
"No," returned papa. " He was always
truthful." "Well, say, papa,' 'Tommy
went 011, " he never was a boy, theu, was
Lady of tbo houae���"I think yon wonld
suit ; but have you a recommendation trom
your last plaoeV Applicant���" 1 lived
with her two years, but us wo were nevor
Intimate   she did not  feel   that sbo could
conscientiously recommend me."
(laiint stranger ���"Can you help���a���poor
-fellow to stem tho tide of starvation 1"
Literary man (bustling around)*��� "Certainly n.y poor mull! Hore'sa copy of 'Atkinson
on Cheap Cookeiy,' Tnko it, and may tho
Lord bless you."
" Dear me," said the girl with black,
snappy eyes, "1 wish I wasa football player. "What do you mean?" asked ber
mother aghast. "Just what I aay. I wish I
was a foot-ball player, and that hateful,
snippy little Sallie Uiggles was on the other
The blonde youth threw himself into the
barber's chair and asked to bn "trimmed
up a littio," " Yes, sir," said the barber,
looking iu a puzzled way at the amall
head and then lho largo chrysanthemum
that loomed   up  in  close  proximity toil.
Which sir!"
Muggins (recently married, showing his
apartment)���" This ia a wardrobe where
my wifo bangs her elothea, and this is another wardrobe where my wifo hangs ber
ilothes. Bitter���"Where do you hang
your clothest" Muggins���"Ub, I don't
have uny now."
" Oh, you horrid men?" she shrieked. "I
know  what  you    nre.    You're  burglars."
Welt," exclaimed Bill Bludgeon, "efthat
ain't like a woman ! No, inarm, yer mistaken, Wo hain't burglars. Wo'ro jes
company that hez to 'pnlogize fur furgittin'
ter bring 'long our cnlliu' cards.  Seo?"
Sin Saw a Lot.
Wile : " Such a dream aa I had lasl
Itight, dear 1"
Husband : " May I bear it !"
" Yes. I dreamed I was iu a great
establishment whero they sold husbands. There wero hundreds in
glass eases marked at fearful pricea,
and others at a less figure-���thoy wero beau-
lica 1 (Jirla were paying out -vhole fortunes
and getting the bandsoment husbands I
ever saw.    It was wonderful 1"
" Did you see any liko mo thero, dear!"
" Yos. Just as 1 was leaving I saw a
whole lot liko you ou the remnant counter I" THE WEEKLY NEWS, JAN. to,   1894.
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In looking over our bonks we find that
m my of our subscribers arc in arrears,
sntnc of them for many months. Newspapers can not be run on credit, and we
must urge .ill who know themselves to
be indebted to us to at once forward the
The District Outlook.
It is apparent that we are on the eve
of important clevelopoinciits. Such a (lis
trict as this with its splendid farming
area, its wealth of limber, its immense
incisures of coal, only require-*, time to be
appreciated. We have been a back district, with only a weekly mail, and therefore comparatively unknown But all
this is being changed. We are now con
nected with thc world by telegraph, the
���.i-periorclinr.iclcrofoiirco.il is bec.im-
ing known and appreciated, the products
ol" nur farms are finding a ready home
market The recent surveys in the district have opened up much fertile land.
Tbe extension ofthe Piercy and Carter
road down and beyond Union Wharf���
to be done this year���is a long step in
the direction of connecting the district
with the road system ofthe island. The
bridge to be built across Oyster River���
and which we are assured this season
will see accomplished���will open up thc
travel in that direction. With the new
American tariff established we may rea-
'ionably expect a lar^c increase in thc
coal out- put at Union, which will render
much more valuable our local market.
Our lumber industry will also revive un
der the stimulus ofthe new tariff In addition to all this a wont'crful impetus will
be imported to every part of lhe di-Urict
bv the extension ofthe Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway from Wellington toUnion
The road at Trent River will come within three and a half miles of Courtenay
which will of course be the point of shipment for the v.illey. This means a daily
mail. The point ol isolation will be removed farther north. We will be within
a day's ride ofthe Capital and in touch
with the world's thought and movement.
The next five years will do more for us
as a district than all the thousands which
liave gone before.
Mr. Stead Rebuked.
W. T. Stead, the editor of the Review
of Reviews, is in many respects a vety re
mail-able man. He has intense convictions, and unfortunately is not broad e-
HOUgh to respect those who do not order
lheir lives according lo his notion**. The
result is that he is unfair und unjusi, and
needs to be restrained at times by a will
iii. imperious as his own. His appear
ancu as a rcfoimeriii Chicago isgreal y a
gainst him. What right had he lo declare, al thc Women's Club of that citj
that "women who have great opportunities only to neglect them are more disreputable in the eyes of (iod and man
ihan lhe most abandoned women of the
lovvn?" So far as men are concerned the
statement was infamously false. As tn
how they appear in the eyes of Cod, it is
not lor Mr. Stead to say. Probably all
more or less neglect their opportunities,
for which they may be justly held accoun
table, but no one has the right lo de
nounce them for that reason as the scum
of the earth. The ladies nf the Chicago
Women's Club properly resented such
language, and until it is withdrawn and
apologised for, lhe great world should refuse to listen to his   ravings.
Hlue Sign. 2:uaj��, is doing very fiat work
tlllS -M-lUHJIl
Vitidlo, 2:lIJ-j. In tli* champion pacer of
tliu Kiii'itn* State.
Among the marcs, Yolo Maid, 2:13, stands
very high us a pacer.
Thu veterau Johnston la being oam-
-utn-iif-l utt'iiu thm year.
Guy, 2-MU, is one of the HwifUMl "side
wbeelum" out ihi-* iM-at-on.
Direct, 3.05H, Ih it California horse. Hu
will not be campaigned thin year.
Saladlii recently dafoated Champion Mascot, 8:01, in iiu* fast Lime of D*05H-
Turf prophets believe the pucerwill be
tho 11 rut two iniuuua Imruew horse.
Hoy Wilkes, 2:!>7H- Will without doilbt
il.rn-uie Im uitu-lt before thuuuiipHlKU Is
There Is only half a **cond between Hul
Pointer, $��MJ4, aud thu chainpiou-iliip ul
ihu world.
I'lihot That  r-rom Their I'muIIm-It Subtle and Lu-aaly Character Uatuand  At-
t-.Minn, Hr-rort-iK-e and 8IUu��*>���An Kpl-
iuw'i Barluua Affliction.
For my thorough appreciation of a
lur*,** and good dinner I am, I believe,
indebted to my father. He was a (jreat
diner, und it is well known that tbo I'm-
est ijiuilitius of tho English raco aro her*
t'ditary. My father Buffered from gout,
and tlio doctors, who aro n uiaas of prej-
udicos. teil mo thut I also havo got it
However, I am thankful to any thut I
know my own constitution. What ia
really tho matter with mo fa n sort of
eold accompanied by inflammation in
one tot). It arises. I should say, from
overwork.   Old (tort ia good for it.
A line appreciation of dinner shonhl
be uocompuniod by a largo income.
When my father died of a-H-plusy
I tr'*i-i-lit on hy u quarrel with bin cook,
who wus n fair instance of talent us dis-
ii* it frum genius). I succeeded to his
piwlMmi in the firm, and to nn income
-..'���i- h even in tho city Is considered to
br fairly large. I lovi- largeness. 1 lovo
I.Tjii* iniHimes, large homes. lar^o uppe-
li-ca, large waistcoat's, largo dinners,   1
cun never b-* too thankful loat I cau well
itaT-mJ largo ditlnors. It wan always my
imibitiuu to he, like my father, a great
diner, and It would lie but false humility
to say that 1 ralia.ll die without having
earned tbe reputation,
J distinguish between tho diner and
i!*e diner out. I do not want to Iw nn-
cbwituble, but I have no high opinion of
Hie diner out. He does not, na n rule,
take the dinner itself quite seriously. Ile
i.i llnlilo to show an interest in the
women whom ho takes in or in the conversation. Now, lifo ia too short for
that division of interests; wo only have
time to do ouo thing well. Let dinner
1" that ono thing. I say, dine���merely
ijllie. That is enough. Do that well,
und you have tho k-nt delight that thia
world can give you. As for conversation, 1 despiaoit.
Now, there was tho case of Charles
Hut comb. He was with ns at one time
nud might for family reasons have como
into a small partnership, It would uot
have been much���some ��3,000 a year���
but amide for a young and unmarried
man who is willm-i to exercise ordinary
care. Charles wua a diner out, and for
family reuaona I once linked bim to dine
wilh me, although in a general way I
will not have young men at my table.
At the very moment when we woro eating a vol-au-veiit that from its peeuliar-
ly subtle uud lovely character demanded
t:ie eater's attention, reverence and si-
J--iice���at that very moment. (Jharlea
Nutcomb was tactless enough to tell
a Ftory. It caused uulny laughter. It,
if I may uso the phrase, completely
hroko tbo spell. It waa liko whistling in
church. However, it was not in consequence of this indiscretion alone that 1
finally decided to get rid of Nutcomb,
Ile refused port. A man who refuses
port���my port���is a foul aud cunRe-
ijiumtly unfit to bo a partner in Gorg-
Imry Hi Pigge. A fortnight afterward 1
managed to make some excuse for getting liim out of office. I feel positively
certain that hu would havo embezzled
muney if he had remained. Els after
career only confirmed my low opinion
of him, He went completely to thu dogs
���became an author, in fuct.
But 1 am not unduly devoted to wine.
Indeed 1 sometimes wonder whether I
mu mure loud of that or of tbe solid part
of the dinner. Both aro good. Both
bring out all that L> best iu a man. Thu
feeling of gratitude, for instance, ia commendable. It in inipiHisiblo to think
much about tho commonest viands���us-
paragus, the simple oyster, or even a cut
from a perfect saddle of mutton-*-without feeling grateful. Thun, too, dinner
promotes tho kindly spirit. Wheu I lie
back in my chair after dinner, breathing
titertaruusly. my temper iM-comes kiudly
to the verge of fatuousness,
When in the morning a clerk nrrives
mi hour lato and makes some paltry excuse���that his wife is dead, or some nonsense of that sort���I of course dismiss
liim at once. Bnt if J were to defer my
decision until the eveniuc I should very
likely confine myself to fining him a
week's salary. If it were his first offense,
end my dinner had been particularly
good, I might oven let him off with a
reprimand. That is the reason why I do
no business under any pretext after dinner. It is all very well to feel kindliness, but one litis to be careful that the
feeling shall nut intluencu one's actions,
How Inseparable from our dearest do*
lights are our deepest sorrows I 1 have
but one serious aflliction. tlie great soup
���lhe soup uf the city���has not a real attraction foi ine. It is richly expensive
u is hallowed by a thousand historical
ftssoeiatiouBi it has brought ecstasy to tbe
.< i.itc oi met* witl. largei incomes than
I hliull evei possess, but to inuitia almoin h closed book, borne times when 1
..a. eitiiuf. it at a city banquet I feel aa
u I could see tifiu oft its perfect weaning ami catch -lu.. glimpses ol ita su-
pei ti generosity. But that is all. lean*
Iti-t love it ii* 1 know that it ought to be
Heretofore 1 havo kept my aflliction a
Secret, bin last night, when Thomas
I'.*���*{* �����.<. 1 wore dining With thu Feu-
il ii-Tnitiff"*i lore uf the 12 principal com*
1 uitrS 1 ���**���*������* '-���* thut he was watching
. s. Li w.vr that I did not really under-
i-*ad Vv���t soup. Howevw, 1 srn uot
���Jrniil L-tt Thocias IVge vlll tm* daro
i* r***-*pc****c-*. me (or t. 4. Ut aim hat tils
w��rJ p*���t, uud, as he If aware, 1 know
It. He is quite unorthodox oo Uie sub-
jpet of sauce hollandaise. He has a theory as to tho correct preparation of it
which can only be characterised tu dangerous and revolutionary.
But 1 must pause, I hear the gong,
walling gently antl sleeping as gently
agaiu, Blessed sound 1 Blessed, blessed
dinner! 1 writo nu morel 1 got���Henry
Win in Luudon Illustrated News,
The erown princess of Sweden U trying
to wtlabliah women j-hototfrapkura InStock-
Still another hand camera hu been In*
���I-11U--1 by a Brooklyn amateur, aaid to pot-
sea-- ml vant.t-<'-s over any other.
Photography has now reached a point
where an object traveling at the rate of
10,(110 mile.-* un hour can lie photographed
by means of tl.,- electric flash.
A xti'ip shot photo-jn.ph In The Sketch of
(he fdnklng Victoria, taken from the deck
of thp tlollliurwood, shows only thc ve��
su.!'*- ���t.-rn aOuru watar, with tbu acrewi m-
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Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jo :n
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamnr JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY I'OUTS aa paaaongora
and froiiclit liny offer
J,cavii Vlclnrl., Timsiliy, 7 a. m.
"   Nanaimo fop Comnx, Woilncaday, 7 a. m
Leuvo Comnx for Xultaiino,      Kri'luya. 7 a.m.
'      Nanaimo for Victoria    SaLurdt-y, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
hoard, or at thc Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y-
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays aud Sundays
Ruturn Tickets will be imuiod holwcun nil
pol**t8 for iifnro anrl a (jimrtor. Rood for return not Inter than Munilay.
Iteturn Ticketa for mm iui-1 a hnlf ordlnnry
faro amy he purchased dally to nil points,
good for seven days, Including day of Isiiio.
No Return Tlokota issued for a fare nnd a
quarter where tlio single fnro is twenty-Arc
Through rites betwoon Victoria and Comoi.
President. Qon'l Hupt.
Oen. Freight and Paoaonger Agt
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one of the best equipped
or. the P.iL-ific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the large fanning settlement of Comox.
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
Urge game abounds in the rjeighborhood
The liar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
-.ad liquors.   Stage connects  with all
.Steamers.   Terms moderate
Nanaimo Cigar factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baiton Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
* Manufactures   the   finest   cigarcs,
employing none but white labor.     v
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a suteuiok AK1I-
ci.k for the saint- motley?
Nanaimo Macliiiie Works
Robert J. Wenborn-
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
ami repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
I, E, Gilchrist,
B. C.
T. C. Woods
Oomox B.  0.
Conducts a Gsneral
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Wood it Miller
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant ancl Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish  Rigsat  Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
All persons driving over the wharf
or bridges in Comox district fiati-i
th in a walk, will be pruaenutetl aeeord
ng to law.
8. Creech
Gov. Agent.
Nanaimo  Saw Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A lhalam, I'rtm. Slill St., l'O Ilo. 35, Tol. 1��
Nanaimo il. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     While   Pine,     Redwoad.
All orders accompanied withCASH orompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and ontside towing done at reason
able rates.
G B Leighton
At the Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
CO-Cr*R*TE*fcTA.Tr, B.C.
mhe leading hotel in Oomox district.
-������New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
'o town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
C. H. Beevar-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public. Conveyancing
in all its branches, Office Commercial St. Nanaimo.
F. W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer.  Wholesale
and  Retail  Dealer    in
g&" Largest EstaHshmcnt of its kind.
32-24 Cordova St Vanrouver, B. C.
Yarwood & Young,
Barristers, SiVicitnrs, Ste, Office Cnr,
Baston and Commercial St., Nanaimo, B, C.
Funeral Directors and Emrauu-ks
Grai-hiatea nf tlio Orli-ntnl, Kun-lci.
siitl United States Collogoa or Kin*
b'tlmit.u ���
Nanaimo, B. C,
(t - $10 and $20, Genuine Confederate
*P J*Bills onlv lire cadi; $50 and $100
bills 10 cents each; $1 and $2 bills 2jcents
each. Sent securely sc:ilod on receipt of
price. Addrest, Chas. I). BARKER, 90
S. Forsyth St., Atlanta, Ca., U. S. A.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Manaimo B. 0.
XV. E. Mc Cnrmey Chemist,
Pure Drugs Ch'-mioula and  Patent
Phyilcans Piwijittons nnd all orders fllK.1
witli enro and diBiuttcli, 1\ 0. liox U
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
lJure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his enstome
daily Fresh Eg      Butter, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
���and ���
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
0 Homo., 100 aheep, snd 80 Oow.
together with
3 Mowing Machine., 1 Steel Boiler
1 Reaping Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeds can be Been in my poe-
We have decided to continue our 20 per cent discount sale
for thirty days, until 31st. Dec. This will be a good opportunity to secure good Xmas Goods at prices which have not "been
equalled in the history ofthe district. We have an enormous
stock of goods this season suitable for presents. It will paj
you to give us a call at once.
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
jft-meB Abram�� of Union
ia my Agent
in your District. Any orders you may bo plenaed to givo him for the re-
pairing of Watches, Jewelery i etc., will reeaive prompt attention and
will be done in a workmanlike manner at the lowest possible chatgea.
All work guaranteed to give satisfaction. My slock of Watches, Clocks*
Jewelerr, and Silver Plate will be larger tnan evar this Fall and Winter,
Give me a call when in Nanaimo, M. H. Counter.
in Bargains
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
Gilchrist and  McArdle, Courtenay.
Tho <l***a��t HudyantMhein-iit tvonderftil
i*!!-*'''-*-* cry of thfl r.-*-.-. Eudo.H'd by -scletitl lit* meu
1 !Kuio;��audAmerica.  Hudyah.i'nrtlyvege-
tat'lo. 8 top ft
Preiont-r n ts
11ft he d wlm f*e
I l)i22llMM��,Fftll-i
vl}*nrii*0B and
DEt-oni ton b tlio entirelytdem,   aftlr
Flii'lynn cures Debility. Norv-inwie- a, Em isilonr*,
Biiddovf'Inw-sBiuIrpiioTCi-wealioiKaii*'. P��Ini
In the liiw'k, Ufr*s hy tiny Ol nlchtaret-top-icd
ijn rtlv. Over 2,000 prlviitecndnnfliiientfl.
Proui-*tureM**MmwmfllmpoteiH*y lu the Port
ftnee.   It can be Mopped iu -t) day** by theura of
���fliMipwrtlj-t-OTCry ww-mi-de by theepecitl*
I't.ortlittoM f-.tui'iisllutiNttu Medical lunll-
tutw. It ii tliei*troii(*t\-*t viUlizer made. Ills
V'-rypowrrful. but hannlef*s. Sold for 91.00 a
������a.'ls-n-e or 0 pacStaKL-s f'ir fft.iO (plain st-ttlvd
bixen). Wrltte'i Riiaranl'-eBiv-.'nrnrfti'Ure. If
you buy six boxen Slid ure not enlin-ly rured,
six m"i-Q willl'i* t-fliit to yon free of all charge**
Send fur clrc'iln***. a-id testimonlala, A-ldrear*
1032 Market St. Ban Francisco, OaL
A. C. Fulton
Sandwick and Union
Has always on hand a
choice stock.
Fresh Beef,Mutton.Veal, Pork*
at Lowest Prices.
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   ancl  Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines, B C.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
���        MANUFACTUIlKIt OK
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups,
Bottler of Diff'rant Brand i of Lrjcr Ilaer Ste;im Beer and Porter
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
    A  Full   Line of Everything   _	
JGrant and McGregqr Props.
Anley & Smith.
Dealers in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc.
Orders Filled on Short Notice.


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