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The Weekly News Jun 18, 1895

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TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1895.     $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
But cannot sell ooods at cost on credit; consequently
on and after april ist 1 will do business on the  cash
system, and my prices are:
C*"*n*Jo Skimping in Weights and Measures"*��Jj at the
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.2o,i895.
The Best Meals on the Coast for 25 Gems.
Elegantly Furnished  Rooms in  Connection.
Special rates made for monthly boarders. This is the best
place for working men. Good wash house. All the cooking
is  done  by  white   men.    Come   one  come all, we still have
���= Union, B.B..-^-
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books,
imported and  Domestic Cigars.    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Tha Above Stores Adjoin., Whore Everything of the Best in their Rtsptiotive
lines will he found.
A. W. Mclntyre Prop.
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Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
TJI*lQ,TTI3:-A.Te,T     BROS.
All persons driving over thc whurf or
bridges in Comox district laster th.in it
walk, will be prosecuted according lo
* S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Notary Public.
Atst-nt fop the Alllnnce Fire
lnaupanoe Company of ton
don,, and the Phoenli- of
rtseritfor the Provincial
fiuiifllns ana Loan .v--;.-
clatldnol roM'iito. ���  ���
Union. B |C,
Mr * -ti
I Comox, B. C. I
(0 Choice Family Groceries. |,
IS Also Ki.our, Feed, Etc., at ft
M        LOWEST CA��H PRICE.        |
\   A. W. RENNISON, Mgr   |
The annual strawberry festival of the
! Cnmox Presbyterian church on Tuesday
��� lurid 251b ai 7.30 p.m. Tickets 50 cents
I children under I!, 25 cents. Ice cream,
] 10 cents additional.
!     A plentiful supply of strawberries and
���   .' -   ill bo provided, also an excellent
A .        expect All   are 1 .������
For sale.   A dairy churn No. 6, new
antl for saie becnus too small for my use.
Apply to A. Urquhart
The spotts will be held at  McCutch-
eon's Point below the Indian Rancherie,
where the potlach is expected, and will be
gin at 10 a.m. sharp.
loo yds. dash, entrance fee 50 cents.
Ist prize $5, 2nd. $2.50.
Boys race, (under 12) 1st. prize $1, 2nd
50 cents.
Girls race (under 12,) ist. prize $1,2nd.
50 cents.
Canoe (Indian) 6 paddles each, prize $5.
Boat race, 4 oars, prize $5.
Standing brnad jump, entrance 50 cts.
1st. prizo. $3; 2nd. $1.50.
Vaulting with pole, entrance 50 cts. 1st
prize $5, 2nd. 2.50.
Running high jump, 1st. prize $3, 2nd.
Standing high jump, 1st prize $3, 2nd.
Running long jump, 1st. prize $3, 2nd
Stilt race, 100 yds. entrance 25 cents,
ist. prize $3, 2nd. $1.50.
Potato race, 25 yds. entrance 50 cents,
ist. prize $3, 2nd, $1.50.
Fat man's race, 100 yds. entrance 25
cts. 1st prize $2, 2nd $1.
Old man's race, (over 50 years) 100
yds., entrance 25 cents, 1st prize $2, 2nd.
Girls, 16 years ot under, 75 yds. ist. $1
50, 2nd. 75 cents.
Boys, 16 years and under, 100 yds. ist.
prize $1.50 2nd. 75 cents.
Throwing hammer, entrance 50 cents
ist p-iize $3, 2nd $1.
Putting shot 16 lbs. entrance 50 cts ist
prize $3, 2nd $1.
Three legged race, entrance 50 cts. 1st.
prize $3, 2nd $1.
Blindfold wheel-barrow race, 50 yds.
entrance tjo cts, 1st prize $3, 2nd $1.50.
Boys (under 12) potato race, 1st prize
Si, 2nd ;octs.
Quoit match, entrance 50 cts. 1st prize
$3, 2nd $1.50.
Climbiny greasy pole, prize $5.
Bicycle long race,entrance$1, 1st prize
$7.50, 2nd $3.50.
Uo slow, em. $1, Ist prize $5,2nd $2 50.
Horse race, entrance 52, 1st prize $10,
2nd $5.
Tug of war. Coniox 1. Union, prize $10.
Noie.���In all cases there must ho 3 en
tries, or no 2nd prize.
Will be received by lhe sports committee up to the 22nd inst. fir tho exclusive
privilege of selling soft drinks ot all
kinds and cigars.
Also lor the exclusive privilege of selling fruit candies and ice cream.
Also for the exclusive priviige of hav-
ing a lunch stand on the grounds.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
All tenders must be addressed to Joseph McPhee, chairman, Courtenay, B.C.
gjff" There will be a grand ball and supper at Agricultural Hall, Courtenay in
the evening. Tickets admitting gentleman and lady $1.50.
D. Jones, Sec. of Com.
The City of Everett left yesterday with
3500 tons of coal for the Southern Pacific.
Richard III departed with 165010ns of
coal for the Southern Pacific.
The Minneola left on Thursday night
for San Francisco wiih 3350 tons of coal
for the Southern Pacific.
The Coquitlam left on Wednesday for
Vancouver with 22 tons of wash nut coal
and 5 tons of Coniox coal for Crowder &
On Thursday the Tepic took over to
Vancouver 198 tons of wash coal and 230
tons of Comox coal for the C.P.R., and
on Saturday the Tepic left the second
time during the week with 322
tons of Comox coal and 69 tons of wash
coal for the C.P.R.
On Friday the Falcon and scow left
with 154 tons of wash nut for the North
western Steamship Co. at Victoria
The San Mateo is expected next Sun
day or Monday.
The ladies of Union Trinity Church
will have ah unprecedented treat in store
for the inhabitants of Nelson and Comox
Districts on Thursday, 27th July. Feie
commencing at 3 o'clock p.m., to consist
ofthe most pleasing varieties. Strawber
lies and cream, Ice cream, Lemonade,
Archery, Croquet, Fortune-telling, etc.
etc. Visitors wili he cordially received
and attended to by the ladies in costumes
of different nationalities.
There will he a live pigeon shooting
match at the Courtenay House on Domin
ion Day. There will be a supply of 100
cphee <k JVIoofe
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc.
The members of Union lodge No. 11
I 0. 0. F. will meet next Sunday at their
hall at I. p. m. and at 1.30 sharp will
march in a body down Dunsmuir Av. to
the News office where they will ta'-:e carriages and proceed to the cemetery at
Sandwick to decorate the graves of deceased broihers.   By ordci.
Geulua unit Art.
"Rut are Genius. Art. Nature, all to be
nlllo- hiiIi i-diimted to fritie.il Law, could
Method and Exact Knowledge?" inquire
the emotionalists. Not nt nil. It is safe
to assert that the world will never reach
tlie point nf heing able lo lu k down mum
gouinii* Nature is; Art adorns 1 Genius dis-
i'ov��]'b or reveitls; then Criticism steps in
and fonnnlnteH ivhat Genius hat discovered or revealed into a law that mny Kelp
poor average liumau nature to a eotmire.
hen-inn tint it, too, may have ideals and
redtiue them to prntniee. .Art for a long
time teaches the dramatic etiiileni when he
iH to exclaim, "an deep .>b hill!" to point
downward ae if to unknown tlepthe and to
nmk dowu iih it trying to fathom the un-
fathomable. Suddenly Genius, in a fit nf
inspiration, exclaiming, "as deep as hell!"
seen fit lo gaze downward Still, Initio raise
the arm and point the finger upward, Critic em ie amazed, hut see* the point���t.e
upward point���and, catching the infinite
i/alu in expreeeion, Uirintilntei, the "law of
nppiwites,' When next a dramatic student
hud ui .qipeal lo Ilea"eu lie will tie taught
n-.it to lift the face and the right arm itt
w at iuul heretofore neon cutislderea the
correct epiritual attitude, bnt tn raise the
arm, indeed, iu appeal while tioniliug the
head i.h if in ton great awe to i-me direotly
heavenward. No; there is uiwurs room
at lhe tun. and G.-m.w will always lie at
th" tuji���the only difference is that Art
and Nature, sitting nt tli,- feet of Genius,
are no longer satisfied with mute adora-
tain, nut have taken to ante bc.oits and
have begun to say to thenc-lves, "We,
tun, eandii athlue; nr two, perliapH, it we
try.'"���Alice Wellington Kullius lu February Lipp'tioutt's,
The Enj-luo Boom.
Tt Is as great a mistake to paint an enm'ne
room floor as it la to whitewash the ceiling.
It lias been said that the ninisture 'inn:
steam will cause whitewash tu finite off.
and where it falls on the working parts ul
machinery it will act. as will so much
emery. As tn painting of floors, It hud
been my practice for �� number of years to
have the floor of my engine ronm given a
coat of paint twice yearly. The place would
look sleek und bright for a few weeks, and
then begin to show uneven wear. Parts of
machinery moved on the floor would leave
their tracks, and the use of soda for washing the boards would cause shading not at
all artistic. Planed tongue and grooved
lumber without paint may be washed once
tt week with potash or lye water and will
soon bleach out, always present a good appearance.���Power.
I Baked Peaches.       -' -
Wine the peaches so as to take away the
surface and pack them in a small stone jar.
Fill about two-thirds full and nearly cover
the fruit with water. Scatter Hugar ove.'
them and bake in a slow oven from one to
three h''ure, according ta the condition ol
the fruit.
Mr. Leighton is doing well in his new
blacksmith shop in Courtenay. The
$100 bill mailed to Victoria has turned up
all right.
An Italian was injured on Sat. in No 4
slope by falling coal or rock. His ankle
was dsslocatid, jaw broken, etc. He
was taken to the Hospital.
Another cottage is goin;> up on East
Penrith Ave; also a neat i)j slurey dwell
ing on Fcrnwond Heights, opposite the
Hospital, lor our good looking bachelor
Rich yellow and red roses, and
sweet pansies may be seen at Mclntyrc's
candy store. They are from J. A. Halli
dav's gartlen and were selected by Miss
Tirtlot. At the same p'ace we noticed
some splendid looking strawberries from
W.Sharp's place, Nob Hill. Mclntyre
bas contracted for his entire strawberry
crop this season.
A meeting of the Club will be held in
the Oddfellows Hall, Union, on Thurs
day, June 20th at 8 p.m.
All persons interested are requested
to attend and those desirous of being en
rolled can do so at each meeting, or by
applying to the secretary.
Charles McKay, Secretary.
Mr. M.D.Roche, the Provincial organi
zer of that sterling organization, The
Woodmen of the World, will lecture on
woodcraft at Courtenay on Thursday
evening of this week at which time it is
expected a sister lodge will be organized
Whyte.���On Sunday, June 16, al Union
to the wife of Mrs. John Whyte, ���
Services next Sabbath as usual conduc
ted by the pastor, Rev. D. Mclntyre, in
the hall. Morning 11 a.m, subject, "The
love of the brethren." Evening 7 p.m.
"The pattern convert." Sunday school
2 p.m. Bible class 3 p.m. Prayer meet
ing Thursday evening, 7.30.
At the meeting of the Board of Direc
tors on Monday night the resignation of
Mrs. Westwood as matron was received,
to take eflect at the end of the present
month. Seventy dollars was received
from lho matron as a lirst installment of
the avails of the Denman Island eaeur
sion, collections for tickets put out for
sale not yet having been dompleted. A
resolution thanking the matron for her
successful efforts in behalf ol the exclusion which had netted so handsome a
sum, and also for past services, was unan
imously carried. Mrs. Janies Reed Was
then appointed as matron dating from.
the first of July.
Nelson Camp No. 44 of Woodmen,
was organized Monday evening by Provincial Organizer M. D. Roche The-
lodge starts with a fine membership.
The officers are as follows: Dr. Lawrence
Consul Commander; A. Lindsay, Adviser
Lieutenant; H.P. Collis, Danker; G.H.
Hull, Clerk; Board of Managers���C. Wat
t-on, M Whitney, and W, Milchell; Past.
Consul Commander, C. Van Houten;
Conrt Physicians, Drs. Lawrence and
Westwood; Escort, A.F. Morgan; Watch
man, J.A. O'Brien; Ou'sine Sentry, W.F..
Lawson; Delegate to Head Camp, Dr.,
This is a secret sneictv incorporated
by special act of parliament, designed to
unite its membeis by obligations of honor for mutual fellowship and assistance.
It provides for the payment of from $500.
to $3000 to families of deceased members Assessments are graded and owing to the prohibited eccupalions have-
been lighter than in any other order, only two having been called this year.' Ils
certificates are incontestable after one
year. At the grave of every deceased
member a beautiful monument is placet]
A careful examination of all ill features
enables us to commend it ai worthy or
support. There is no better fraternal so-.
ciely, WAS I DEAD?
Bj Vore V. Hunt.
How calm, how vorj* calm, seemed
evening; the Bun Juat setting behind the
trcea ol Monckton wood; the autumn
leaves reflecting ita dying rays; the distant river shilling liko a bar ot silver,
the high cliffs of Clanmocay blazing like
diamonds beneath the sinking luminary's
kiss of adieu. A gentle breeze swept
from time to time through the tree tops.
I saw tho la.borcr.-j wending their way
homeward after a day of toil. I noticed
one or two of them stop their
comrades and point to my window, then
i-hake their heads sadly, aud continue on
their course. A blackhird hopped out
irom some ferns, gave a shrill whistle
for his mate, which was answered, ami
he How rapidly off tu join her. A timid
hare raised himself ou his hind leg**,
peered around cautiously, then proceeded
tu tako his evening meal. Ohl how ob-
scrvant are tho eyes of the dying when
they gaze upon familiar sights never
again to be witnessed! Through, the
great hay window oi my room I
watched from my couch tho peaceful,
happy scenes so familiar to mu
childhood, aud by the rising of that sun
that was crimsoning with ita finul rays
thu* dark clouds, I should be as a clod
ia tho valley. Iu the room where I lay
naught broko tho sileuce, save sobs of
my mother aud sisters, who sat arouud
my hed; and mother with her face hidden iu my pillows and my baud clasped
betweeu both her own. Iiy tbe window
stood my brother, his head bowed upon
h'm chest, his handkerchief frequeutly
travelling to hia eyea. My junior by a
year, the ancestral acres, aud tha title
won by our Knight Templar forefather
under Richard Coeur de Lion, would pass
uu my death to him, and no doubt he
wjould bear tho honors far more nobly
thau tho oue that after a brief
butterfly existence amoug tho rosea ot
woman's smiles, wines, luciousness, and
equestriau achievements was now at the
ugo of 30 about to leave them all behind.
" ' Nothing but leaves *
The spirit grieves
Orer a wasted life.''
With a grim curiosiHy I wondered
what sort oi a world 1 was about to
enter upou. My childhood's idea of the
eternal singing of the blest and the cter-
nal torture ot tho damued aad boen long
ugo exploded by the knowledge of science
i acquired during my undergraduate
career at Oxford. That God should torture thoso poor, frail vessels of his owu
handiwork lur not accepting certain theological doginua that even the elect disputed, and that the wisest failed to comprehend, that I could not believe. Lut
death was a steru reality that there waa
no disputing, and with every breath
I drow I kuow that the king of terrors was at hand, I had ono great
hopo, ouo groat light in tho darkness.
Helen, my eldest aud favorite sister, had
crossed the mystic river three years before. Wo loved each other dearly, and
her last words were: '* Uerty, dearest
brother, meet me ut God's right hand."
If I did not would sho not miss me 1
Would nut heaven cease to bo heaven
when she realized that tho brother sho
loved so well was shut out therefrom
lorcver, aud if sho did not miss mo at
all would not her heart he harder as an
angel than it had ever been as a lovely,
but human woman? No, God did nothing
by halves, ilo would allow thoso to
meet in the spirit world who had been
separated iu the natural and would
Wipe out tlie record oi thoir frailties
as tho summer ruiu obliterates tho dust
irom the petals oi the thirsty rose. As
1 lay thus dreaming tfith my eyes open,
whilo the shadows gathered in the darkening rooiu,rl felt a keen pang,, liko the
thrust of a dagger, peuetrute iny lungs.
My mouth filled with blood aa I struggled to speak, a deathly chill, that
seemed to permeate evory pore,
shook my frame, 1 heard my mother's
cry of agony, I felt my brother's strong
arms round mo ns ho halt raised mo in
tho bed, I heard him say in tones of
anguish: " lierty, Uerty, oh, do uot
leave us yot I" I felt my head fall back
upon his shoulder as a delightful calm
seemed to couipnss mo about, us a fascinating drowsiness overshadowed me.
Tlbtm I felt myself drifting, drifting somewhere, i kuew not whither, nui* did I
Time seemed to have been annihilated
wbetu] I opened my eyes again, apparently awakenod by tho wouoeriul radiance
I lay on the golden sand of a beach
beside an azure sea. Tho cerulean sky
above seemed to have its counterpart
in tho waters below, over whose surface
not a ripple broke, aud whose calmness
u�� noise disturbed save the musical fall
of thu breakers on the shore. The light
was clear and radiant, though abovo us
thore was no aun, and behind mo on tho
verdant soil, greener than tho shores of
any earthly landscape, wero rows of
palm trucB whose branches swayed grace*
lully lu tho perfutno-laden air. Over
all Beemed to rest a peace that surpassed all comprehension, that seemed to instill itsolf iuto every nerve in my enchanted frame, 1 gazed ou my habiliments. They wero of oriental pattern
aud color, but ot a texture und dye that
tho hand of mau had never brought to
such perfection. A long loose robe of
purple aud whito stripes, girth around
the waist with a silken sash of crimson
studded with golden stars, enfolded mo
irom neck to ankles. Uu my bare feet,
now ot marble whitouess, were girt two
sandals of the purest and must flexible
ol uutauued leather, that telt us soft
OA velvet on the shin.
As I raised my eyes, conscious of tho
presence of another, I behold, standing beside me, tho white-robed figure oi a
young man, with the form ami iace of au
Apollo, liis long gulden hair fell in a
luxurious mass over his Bkoulderrs, his
eyes wero ao bluo and clear as the sky
ur the s a. As he leaned on a lung cane,
like a bamboo encrusted with diamonds,
the loose sleeves of his garments fell
back, disclosing arms of au alabaster
whiteness that the fain st daughter of
[Eto could never hope to rival, liis voico
was sweet as the echo ot distant music
when looking on me with love and pity
depicted in Ids lustrous orbs he Bald;
"You havo travelled a loug journey;
yon have reached half-way to the glorious fruition of the blest."
" li not this heaven T' I inquired in
nma lament.
" Nay, nay; beyond the placid bosom
of that mighty ocean is the delightful
paradise called by mortals -heaven.'"
'* And whero am I then V* he asked.
���- You are in a laud that is beyond
mortal eye or the scope of mortal astronomy ; beyond the farthest constellation that is known to your scholars
on earth. Ilero you should remain uutil you become whajt I am."
" And what are you, au angel '.*"' I
queried, interested beyond the limit of
auy human desire.
*��� I am tlie ideality of what you wero
born to be, but what you have failed
to become. When you have embraced
my teachings, and learned tho lessons I
shall teach to you, my soul shall enter
Into your soul, and my body Bhall become your body; then you will cross
over yonder sea aud be forever in nara-
" Is this place, then, what some people
on earth call ' purgatory V "
Tho young man smiled, almost sadly,
before   he  answered me.
" Ah I what a conception mortals have
of tho fount of tho beautiful and the
true I The creator o! every shining orb
cannot look upon or countenance the torture of tho crumb of that humanity that
ho has scattered through every ono of
thoso twinkling stars, and that ho loves
as much aa the proud and self-righteous
earth that believes ho thought and la-
ibored for her alone. No, this is not
what you call 'purgatory;' this is a
land where thoso who are not fitted to
pass nt ouco from mortal to celestial
habitations aro prepared for the final
change; but you are to return to earth
for a short timo longer.    Behold 1"
lie pointed to tho sky; dark clouds
were gathering oa the horizon, tho blue
waters of the ocean had changed to an
inky hue. A8 I turned again the form
beside me had disappeared. On over the
waters stolo the clouds. I sought to
rise and fly into the palpi woods, but
could not stir. The clouds approached,
and as the mist of their advance guard
surrounded me I'heard a voico���the voice
of Helen, calling mo by name.
Tlie gloom around me broke for an instant, and there closo to the shore, in
a little skiff whose sides seemed wrought
of pearl, aud holding a paddle that
shone like burnished gold, thero standing erect iu her tiny argosy, and with
a seraphic smile upon -her features-
features that I instantly recognized as
her own, though they wore radiant with
a beauty that was beyond mortal ken,
there was my beloved Helen.
Her voice, softer far than even the
voice of him who represented my ideality,
was watted to me through the gathering
" Oh t my brother, what fresh happiness has como to my blessed lot to
see, even for a moment, thy dear face
figaiu. Thou goest buck to mother and
tho rost ot our beloved. Live aud urge
them to live, so that when yo reach
theso shores your probation Bhall not
bo long, but thut yo shall rejoin myself and father, aud wo shall all form
ono happy family in the sunny 'laud from
whence 1   come, farewell I"
I sank back upou tho Band, with a sen-
Ration of the most profound sorrow, as
I knew that i was flitting from the
golden shore beside the azure sea. Then
insensibly 1 felt that I was moving,
moving with a rapidity greater thau
the wind, my nerves and senses forsook
me  and   I slept.
'' Oh, my son, my son '. thank heaven
you are spared to us ! Oh, God be praised  tor his mercy I"
It was my motluer's voice, ber arms
were clasped around my neck, nnd Iter
warm kisses fell In showers oa my lips
and brow.
My sisters, brother, and our family
physician stood beside my bed, the latter holding my wrist, with his fingers
pressing on tlie pulse. Daylight was
Just breaking through the great liny
window, the daylight I had nevermore
expected to see,
The physician's face brightened up with
a smile of gladness. " At the solicitations ot your family I havo been for
hours seeking to revive what I believed
to be a corpso," he said. " Your recovery is in truth n miracle,"
"I was a corpso on earth," I murmured, "but a soul ou probation by the
shores of tlie azure sea.''
Said the mistress to Bridget,
With a shako of her digit,
"How is it uo sound from the kitchen is
Whenever your 'steady'
Is with you already���
Thero's   never  a   murmur,   not   even     a
word *."'
"Your pardon I'm hoggin',"
Said Bridget Mcdreggin;
"My beau is a 'daisy' that's unite bard
to bent;
But so bashful Is Barney
That, havin' no blarney,
He does no thin' nt prlslnt hut sit down
and eat."
Little Pot���The preacher said, "Iu tho
midst of lifo we aro ill death." What does
that mean ?
Little Dick-I guess he was just sort
o' joking about trolley cars and folding
General (whon bullet proof uniforms be*
common)���What have you learned?
Aide-dc-Camp��� Victory will soon perch
upon our banners. Wo have filled the
enemy's clothes so full of lead that they
can't move another step without undressing.���Tit-Bits.
The great misfortune    of
complained Mv. Dismal Dawson, "is that
I   am constantly  beln' misunderstood.'
" So ?'' said the benevolent lady, watching Mr. Dawson cat. *
" Yes'm. Nigh every time I nsk for
work folks think I  mean it."
Stranger���For heaven's sake, what's
that unearthly noise?
Host���Oh, that's my neighbor's oldest
daughter. She has a desire to become
an opera singer.
Stranger (meditatively)���Poor thing 1
Poor thing! And is she being treated for
i was cured of Acute
Bay of Islands. ,T.
Bronchitis   by
M. Campbell.
I wus   curod of racial Neuralgia    bv
SprilighUl, N. S. Wm.  Daniels.
1 was cured of Chronic Rheumatism by
Albert Co., N. Ii.      George Tiugloy.
"Yes," Baid tho editor, "hero nro a
���number of directions from outsiders as
to tho best way of running a newspaper. See that they aro all carried
And tho subordinate, gathering them
into a large basket, did bo.
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, etc.
Vaudorchump��� 1 don't seo Dudely rb
ing in the Park nny more.
Vai derclam���No, be bus quit it.
"Swore  off?''
"No, he fell off and broke his back."
rd's  Liniment    Cun>
ii Dowi
���1 hope, Mr. CD
i y-
boy, tin
it yuu .
aro goin
g to observe Li
tliis vein*, nmi
yourself of sin
aud exi
Mr.  (j
���Well,  r
evcrend  sir,    y
can res
l assur
I'd thnft,
1 arm.   ir 1 did
I'd   nov
or   bo
ablo  to
savo   up   ouuu
to  buy
a  spring suit 1
Minard's Liniment Cures  Distemper.
N��) man can produce great tilings who
is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with
Mrs. Sassiety���Did you suy that quite
a sum was netted at the church fair
last week ?
Rector���Yes, indeed; two candy girls
and a Rebecca at the well netted over
three millions.
Mrs. Sassiety���Impossible I
Rector���Fact, I have been cnlled on
to perform the ceremony in each case.
She censed to sing and turned from
thu piano.
"I wonder," ho rapidly mused, "where
those notes go to?"
She shivered.
" To protest," she said.
To her unpractised ear had come the
unerring signs ot discontent in the adjoining flats.
Iu the days of his affluence somo one
came to Dumas pere for DO sous to help
bury n friend.
" What wns he V" inquired Dumas.
" A bailiff, sir," answered the borrower.
Dumas' eyes lit with memories. He
rnn to his desk and returned with a
note, which ho thnUBt into the man's
hnnd: "You say it costs GO sous'.'
Here nre 100.     Bury two of 'em 1"
Thc intellectual young lady looked
over her glasses nt tho average young
man and asked suddenly:
" How old would you take mo to bo 7"
The nverngo youug man fell into a
train of thought.
" I wonder," said ho to himself, " whether she wants to bo rated five years
younger on the score of her looks or
five years older ou account of her brains?
Darn these advanced women, anyhow."
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oven an urea of 200,000 square miles.
Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
Modern Mother���It's very sad, but I'm
afraid poor Jane will never bo popular.
in society. Friend-Indeed 1 Modern mo-
ther���Yes; she's got such silly, old-fashioned ideas about always speaking tho
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Use Dick's Blood Purifier
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A   Tonic   that   gives
I f i tm*<j ��� Adams     Pepsin
'jj Tuttl Frutti.
Refuse Imitation.**.
St Cough Syrup. Ttu-tei* Uoo-L Uw* 1
In time   Hold by dru-fl-tat--. I
Some Snappy Stimulations From an l'p-to-
Date Brain-Fan.
Never, dear Lady Betty, writes Link-
man in London Truth, soy* anything
that can be remembered, for it certainly
will bo remembered against you. The
Commonplace alone satisfies thc conventional.
Notwithstanding that I provide you
with tho following reflections of tho
Woman's first bargain���Paradise for a
Woman's device���For give and fnr get.
Men live to love ; women love to live.
In love woman has deceit; man has
Motto for the professionally virtuous
���Keep a conscience, that conscience
may keep you.
Motto for modern converaatioualists-
Give thy tongue no thought.
Motto for athletes���Aspire and perspire.
Tho snob's heaven���Eternal high life.
Ill-nature is second nature.
It is not so much wo that make our
reputation as it is others that make
it for us.
The rich they expect to be good In���
money; they insist that tho poor shall
be rich in���virtue.
It is better to go to prison with a
principle than to sit upon the bench
with a prejudice.
Adventurers nro for the adventurous.
Tho aristocracy considers itself in
dispensable, whereas it is only ornamental.
Kissing goes by favor; favor goes by
A loan���Let alone.
Catarrh���pse* Nasal Balm. Qu'ieT*, positive curv.   Soothing, cleansing, healing.
PUT,    OUT.
" I lore you dearly, -Tuck," she said.
" You are the light of my life."
"I'm eorry," said her father, an he
appeared in the doorway, "but I will
have to put your light out."���Life.
After trying every other treatment
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The New York Herald says it " will
bo pleased to receive from its readers
their opinions as to what are tho salient
points of women possessing tho most
purely aristocratic American beauty."
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Every dealer sells them    Thty wear Like Iron.
**""*���**-���-������������> EITHER MIGHT.
lire, Bluke (read ing)���Women can en*
dnro pain better thau men.
Mr. BLute���Who euys that���a doctor or
u ehoeinuker ?
Mother     (nugrijy)��� You ought   to   he
thrashed I  Why aren't you u good hoy,
liko Tummy Topgoud?
Bad Doy���Dunno. Mebby his mother
usee mural suasion.
The question of perfect tea is always
ou the point ol being answered, but
never quite touches it. Chatelaines are
of the virtues ui their family doctor,
but, liko the doctors, tho methods aro
aa numerous as they are infallible���to
their patronesses.
A lato dictum is to the eflect
that thc best of tea is to be had at
Carlsbad, uud cnthusiastics claim it is
because of the soft water of which it is
possible to make it there. Whereupon
chemistry steps ju and suggests adding
a pinch of soda to other than Carlsbad
water, thus securing tho conditions of
the Successful brew. This hint has the
further value of adding to the dainty
aud effective paraphernalia of the tea
tray, for of course a bit of Limouges or
Sevres in thc way of a tiny jur or dish,
or a little silver bonbon box must be
provided to hold tho soda.
The iron bedstead is superior tu the
wooden one, so far as sanitary principles go, but the latter may be made less
a menace to health if every week tho
housekeeper superior tends personally to
thc brushing aud cleaning of it. If
springs were covered with cloth they
would be loss liable to cut iuto the
mattress aud would keep clean much
Jonger. This cloth, a heavy piece of
unbleached linen, could be easily washed,
aud, together with a weekly brushing of
the springs, would go far toward
achieving a perfect cleanliness more desirable in a bed than almost any other
piece of furniture. Theu tho mattress
should likewise receive its meed of attention, being well dusted and turned
every day, particular caro beiug given
to tbo little crevices around tho buttons, for they are the spots where dust
loves to linger. Two mattress covers,
tbat could be easily buttoued on, are
very de8irable,| for they can be put
through the cleansing process of the
wnshtub at least every fortnight.
Don't make yourself conspicuous iu
public places by loud nud sudden laughter.
Don't cling to your escort's arm us if
you feared he would get nway from you
and be lost forever.
Don't stride along the streets as if
you were on Amazon oil your way to
horsewhip some one.
Don't bully the salesman whon you are
1 cliopping nor take up hia time with foolish chatter about yourself and your affairs in which he cannot jrosHibly take
(Don't attempt to cheapen goods the
price of which lias beon told you, nor
handle articles easily stained or broken,
nor persist in trying on every hat or
bonnet iu the establishment when you
know you have not the slightest intention of purchasing,
jlHm't discuss scandalous gossip on the
enn*. Nobody who is anything ever does
tjton't munch candy while    trying    to
carry on a conversation,
Jtim't.     Oh, don't chew gum.
A tar lino placed around the   sugar
bucket will keep ante out.
A lump chimney cleaner may be made
by fastening a spongo to a stick.
Ia boijing rice, add a few drops of
lemon juice to make it clear and white.
Instead of soapsuds for   washing   oil
cloth, use clear water, us soup removes
the varnish.
As infanta grow every day, never place
close fitting shoea or stockings on your
baby's feet.
A bucketful of limo sprinkled on the
floor of a damp' cellar ia an excellent
thing to absorb moisture and prevent
It is uof sure to put away articles of
food iu paper, ua tho 1'onner will absorb
unhealthy acida and chcmciala in the
A delicate perfume is lent to a young*
lady's bclonginge by placing sachets of
thiu ailk or cbeeeo cloth, filled with violet or other powder, in the bureau
Hero is an excellent formula for hello-
trope sachet powder: Two ounces rose
leavoe, ouo ouuco orris root powder, one
ounce lavender flowers, two drams Tonquin beans, one dram bctuzoin gum, fivo
���grains musk, three drops oil of bitter
Almonds, three drops oil of sandal. Mix
well, and place in au uir-tight jar for a
week or more, after which it cau be
placed in thiu paper envelopes which are
theu enclosed in "silk bags.
Not a few Sensible women feelingly advise their girl friends who aro about to
bo married not to moke a bridal tour
at once, but to wait so vera 1 months, or
even a year or two, when tho excitement
and fatigue attending the preparations
aud the eager anticipations of the new
home nro over, aad the journey cun be
thoroughly enjoyed. They represent that
tho ordinary wedding is a positive strain
on the affections; travelling is of itself
to nerves as well aa muscles apt to
produce Irritability, and almost inevitably inimical to the personal appearance,
and a bride naturally desires to look her
best in tho eyea of hint who has honored
her above nil other women. Thero ia a
fashion which ia growing iu favor of a
newlyi-weddcd couple retiring to some
quiet, isolated place to spend the honeymoon, but thia, too, has* ita disadvantages. Thero U too much opportunity for
disillusionment, which, if it must come,
is easier to bear iu gradual instalments.
A ccrtaiu young English couple, who had
lieen so surrounded by relatives ami
friends that they had actually never seen
each other alone during their engage
ment, were tendered the uso of n friend'a
shooting box for the honeymoon. They
hailed tho offer with joy, tho remoteness
of tho littio house being ita chief attraction, but in a week they began to wonder if marriage were not a failure. It is
impossible to be more absolutely alone
than in a crowd and the crowd has
aome advantages which are not to be
gainsaid. On many accounts a few days
apent at a comfortable hotel in an inter-
eating city, with which one at least of
the bridal pair ia unfamiliar, and surrounded by strangers, is the moat satisfactory way of adjusting themselves to
the new conditions of their united lives.
By the recent birth of another sou,
Prince Robert, of Bourbon, becomes the
happy father of 10 children, all living.
Tho first 15 shure 131 names among
lu ancient Home ouly married women
were supposed to use ointments containing mixed perfume*-*, while maidens
confined themselves to a single odor.
Queen Elizabeth's head-dressers were
ob numerous aa her favorites. Jewel-
decorated wigs of every shape and color
accompanied the various gowns of her
wardrobe,   red   being  her   special   fad.
Frederick William I., of Prussia (1713-
1740) had a mania, for big soldiers.
Among hit. regiment of 2,400 men known
as tho "Potsdam Giants," woro several recruits eight feet high, one of
whom, an Irish giant, cost the king $43,-
Louis XVI. of France was betrayed by
hia none. While attempting to escape'
from Paris in disguise, at tho time of
tho French Revolution, with bis beautiful wifo Mario Antoinette aud their children, he waa recognized by a post-boy
who knew tho Bourbon uo**o and gave
the alarm.
The notorious Catharine do Medici,
thnt Italian mother of French Kings
who planned tho massacre of St. Bartholomew in 1572, is said to have poisoned
Jeanne d'Albert, tho mother of King
Henry of Navarre, by a pair of scented
gloves sent as a gift.
Successful silk culture originated with
tho Chinese? who jealously monopolized
this industry for many years, lu the
fifth century, A. 1)., two Persians, visitors at tho Chinese court, smuggled out
of tho kingdom, secreted in hollow canes,
a few silk-worm cocoons, which were
the germs of the entire silk industry of
The advisability of giving degrees to
women  ia being considered    at Trinity
College, Dublin.
A ruler of Greece said: " I command
Athens, Athena rules the world, and my
wife rules me; therefore she rules the
Mrs. E. II. Leluud, of Baltimore, who is
the basso-trombonist of the orchestra of
the Baptist Sunday school of that city,
first took up that instrument with a
view  to developing her lungs.
One -of England's beat recruiting sergeants is a. woman, Miss Gould, of Loudon, who gains volunteers from among
the poorest classes of that city.
PhotographB of the Princess of Wales
nre still the most popular of any iu
England. Over 200,000 were sold last
year. Next in demand after royalty and
the professional beauties, comes Mr.
Kate Field has been decorated by the
French Government with tho Palms of
the Academy, the highest distinction the
department of public instructions cau
bestow, in rcognition of her services toward the removal of duty on art.
The Princess of Wales, the Dowager
Czarina of Russia and the Queen of
Greece are all daughters of the King and
Queen of Denmark, and every autumn
they with their royal husbands have
been Bn the habit of holding a family
reunion with the aged Danish King nnd
Queen  iu Copenhagen.
It Claims au Existence of Two Billion Tears,
They Say it Furnished the Basis of Brah
minis*1).    lin-lillil-'irj-    itn'l    ('!nl*.tiniiil y
Thai Oul*.- Kin.iit*<i ii and Tool* iron.
it lis Bent nmi Purest Teaching!.
Tlie   King  of   Diihotny   No  Louger  Likes
Modern Artillery.
The King or Dahomey received some
Krupp cannon not long ago.nnd conceived
tho idea of having them mounted on elephants' backs for use In the field. With
much difficulty this project was carried
out, aud at tho next military review tho
king ordered that one of the guns be fired
immediately in front of tho royal position, first taking the precaution to place
a couple of thousand prisoners* where It
was calculated tlie ball would strike, ao
aa to judge of the effectiveness of the
W lie ii all wns ready one of the biggest
elephants waa backed around and sighted. Juat as tho lanyard was Jerked, how-
ever, the animal turned half round to
reach for a peanut or something, and tho
shell took off the prime minister's head
and knocked a hole as big ns a sewer
through the royal palace. His majesty
wouldn't have cared so much if the matter had ended there���as tho minister
wasn't very prime and tlie palace needed
ventilation���but it didn't. On tho contrary, the elephant, which had beea
stood on its head by tho recoil, picked
Itself up In a fury" and started in on tlie
down grade ahead of its ticket. It upset the grand stand the very first rush,
slung the grand chamberlain and the
paat grand carver of missionaries into
the next street. It then jumped Into the
brass baud with all fomi feet, nnd If it
hadn't got tlie big drum over its head
ao that it couldn't wee, It would probably havo cleaned out tlie entire emigre-
���gut ion j   ���*
The king was not found until the next
morning, and then ho waa heard to remark that there was only one thing
needed to render his new artillery system nn entire success���that was to get
the enemy to adopt it.���Tho Amusing
Simpleton Con train with Dashaway)���
It's amazing how littio parents know
how to tako caro of children. Look at
that baby over there, and tho way they
nro trying to pacify it���clapping their
bauds and making ugly faces, worst
thing in tho world, for a baby.
Dnehuwuj-**���What would you do ?
Simpleton���Do 7 Why, I'd treat him ns
lio ought to bo treated. What's a baby's
cry for anyway? Ian't it a wiso provision of nature 7 Ian't it a lung-developer 7 In tho first placo to begin right
at tho beginning, babies aro not started
right. Now, a baby should never bo
taken up.    Wrong, sir, wrong,
Dashaway���You seem to know a great
deal abut babies.
Simpleton���Certainly I db. 1 ought to
know about them. I've had enough experience with my owu.
Dashaway���Tour own! I didn't know
you hail a- oaby^ >.
* Simpleton���For heaven's sake ! Where
havo you been? Do you mean to say
you didn't know that I wad a father 7
Dashaway���Why, no I  How old is it 7
Simpleton lr-*luctantly)-Scven days,
old man.
Did you ever hear of the Vedie religion
which Is claimed to bo nearly two billions of years old? Beside thnt claim
where atanda Christianity, Theosophy,
Buddhism, Brahmlnlsm, or any other beliefs of the world? Why, they are mere
developments of yesterday, and, so the
Veda will tell you, had their origin in
Ida religion .Prof. Jinda Ram, of Muxof-
Foegarh, Punjaub, India, who is now In
this country, has told many interesting
things about thia old-time, belief, lie
says that of the 350,000,000 people in
India thero nre but 1,000,000 who Btill
adhere to tho old religion. AtVcda adheres to tho Golden Rule, teaches the
greatest virtue, permits but oue wile, encourages the elevation and enfranchisement ot women and believes in the theory
of incarnation and evolution. The other
millions of people iu India are Brahmins,
or, more strictly speaking, Mohammedan*-,
who compel child marriage and enforce
the barbaric law of tho veil and widowhood. They aro poiygamiats aud their
women uro kept in ignorance and fill
the zenanas ol the wealthy Hindoos of
tho land. It is Prof. Kama aim to establish societies for tho education aud
liberatiou of tho women of India in tho
principal cities of tho United Statea.
Theso societies will employ women to go
to India to take charge of kindergartens,
teach the girls the true mode of'life and
poiut out to them their proper aud
natural sphere, The English Government
is now being asked to establish seminaries for the Hindoo girls, when they ahull
hnvo left the kindergarten.
''Veda ia the original of all religious and
dates back to the period of this cyclo of
the world," he says. " Veda is a Sanscrit word and means knowledge jiar excellence of matter and mind. Those who
believed iu the religion were called
'Aryuns,' which in Sanscrit means
'noble'; the Aryans being noble because
they followed the laws of nature. Brah-
minism and Buddhism are corruptions of
Vedism, while Christianity embodies and
takes from Vedism its best teachings.
Theosophy ia to a large extent merely
modern Vedism. Vedism beiug on Oriental word, would provo unpopular, while
theosophy, being an English word, answers tbo purpose and is more satisfactory
to Europeans. Wo believe in three
things���tho Supreme Being, the human
spirit and the matter. The Supreme Be
ing is eternal, without beginning and
without ending. Wo believe iu evolution and incarnation, tho going up and the
coming down in the progress of time.
Thus the Inst reformation of the world
occurred 1,000,852,91)5 A.M. (Aryan 'Era),
and Vedism sprung into existence at the
same time. An Aryan, a true believer iu
\cdlsm, was and always will be a vegetarian, living on simple foods, and,
above nil, believes and hns alwaya believed in educating women so that they
may become god mothers. Tho Aryau
philosophers thousands of yeurs ago
taught the education of women and personal purity, one wife, and the enjoyment
of home life. There has been handed
down to us the Sanscrit inscription of an
ancient Aryau philosopher:
" Let every girl bo educated and especially grounded in virtue. The girl
who acquires sound knowledge proves a
blessing to her father's family as well
as to tho family of her husband. After
she has finished her courae of education
and hns been thoroughly instructed in
tho principlea of religion and morality,
let her be given in marriage to a learned
aud wise husband. Ever this is the eternal rule.
" Another philosopher, about 10,000
years ago, wrote, the Sanscrit copy
beiug even now in the possession of our
people in India: 'To instruct woman is
to instruct man; to elevate her character is to raise his own; to enlarge her
mental freedom ia to extend and secure
that to the wholo community, /or nations are but tho outcomes of sous and
peoples of mothers.'
"Vedism is a sweet, wholesome religion, and tenches tho truo brotherhood of
mankind. The ancient Aryans placed
human kind in four classes, as follows:
First, priests; second, warriors ; third,
trades; fourth, servants. There wus a
caste system, but not on the basis now
followed. It was not hereditary. Every
mau then atood on his own merits. When
born he was recognized as being in the
fourth class, nnd it remained with himaelf whether ho reached the first class
or remained a servant. The caatea were
arranged on this busia: The head, or
intelligence, in the first clasa; tho
arms in the second, or warrior, class;
tho legs in tho third, or trades, class,
and the feet iu tho last, and servants'
class. The theory and distinction can be
easily understood by au observing person.
There was no prize for ignorance iu
thoso days.
"Among tbo ancient Aryans thn aver-
ago lease of life wna loo years, whereas
in European countries nnd America it ia
uow 70 years and in India 2*1 years.
The laws of tho Aryans demanded that
young men remain In absolute celibacy
uutil 2-1- years old, during which time
it wna incumbent upon his parents to
educate him. After U-t ho was permitted
to marry whosoever ho felt Inclined, provided tho woman bo virtuous, bright
and willing. It was held out to tho
young man, however, that it would bo
far better for him to remain in celibacy
until 4-J-, studying and working for tho
betterment of hia owu mind and that
of others, thus saving his strength and
insuring a longer lifo nnd greater activity. If ho married at 2-A ho was required to devote his timo to his family
and his bome, educate his children and
cultivate a peaceful, contented nnd
philosophical stato ot mind. From GO to
75 It waa required that he should
preach, telling the peoplo how to insure
happiness, pointing out sueh mistakes as
he had himself made, aud warning others
not to fall into similar traps, From 75
till death he was to live ns best pleased
him, learning of God and the wisdom of
the just a?;d pure.
" Vedism waa the greatest religion in
India until about 3,000,000 years ago,
when a civil war occurred between the
priesthood and the adherents of Vedism.
Tho priests desired to make the castes
hereditary, ami, aa a result ol tiie war,
nearly all of the Veda philosophers were
singled out and slain. All tho wise men
were killed and the priests then took
possession, and, with the castes hereditary, ignorance iucrensed and corruption began. Later polygamy was practiced. The religion was reversed to conform to the new condition of things, und
the new* religion was called 'Brahman*1
Iu Sanscrit ' iirahm ' means God, and
' in' knowledge, the term being considered as meaning ' versed iu the knowledge nf God.' The priests soon stopped
education aud began explaining everything to the primitive minds of tho peoplo by a system of symbols, so that it
was uot long before idol worship pro-
"About 500 years before Christ I'.ud-
dha came aa a reformer of the Brahmin
religion und a further corruption of
Vedism waa the result. Tho Buddhist
abolished the Brahmic castes and made
education the chief feature of their
own clasa, but allowed tho people of*.
the other classes to still remain in Ignorance. Again, 300 years B. C, tho
priests secured the country and obliterated the Buddhists, so that India proved
tho sepulchre na well as the birthplace
of tho Buddhists. Thus mattera went
from bad to worse, and the people continued in ignorance. After the conquest
of the Mohammedans, 200 years ago,
child marriage came into vogue ns a
protective marriage. The Mohammedans
would take the women and girla of the
Hindoos as booty, but according to their
laws they could not appropriate females who wero married. Thus child
marriage was adopted by parents for
the purpose of securing their children
from bondage. After tho subjugation of
tho country by England child marriage
continued, and its abuses continue to be
the custom of the country. I hopo I
may livo to see the system of child marriage abolished and tho work of elevn-
tion~"and education commenced among
our women."
Prof. Bam was asked what he thought
of Jesus Christ, atud he replied that tho
Aryans recognized Him as a great man
who had accomplished much good for the
people. He would not say whether he
considered Christ an imposter, saying
that when He is quoted iu the scriptures
as being a " Son of the Living God" and
born of a virgin, Ho may havo been
speaking in parables, without intending
His utterances to be taken literally, or
even He might have been misquoted.
Continuing, he said:
" Jesus Christ spent a year on the Indian coast near where Bombay now is,
and studied tho Brahmin religion, learning ItB symbols, etc., The Bible does not
relate His ever residing iu India, but it
is handed down by tho Brahmins that
such was tho case. Ho segregated the
better elements oi the Brahmist doctrines, which proved to bo the remnants
of the Vedist belief, and went back to
Palestine, where He Introduced the new
religion, with such new and wholesome
teachings as Ho believed proper and for
tho betterment of mannind.
" The Aryan docs not believo that ' in
the beginning God created the heaven
and the earth/ much le-s that He accomplished the great work in six days. He
believes that tho earth always was, in
some form, a*ud always will be ; he believes that every ouce in so often the
world is reformed, and according to Iub
theory the InBt formation, which is the
present, took placo 1,960,852,995 years
Straws That Show tlie Way the
Wind Blows,
Special Millinery Heatlou Hie Paradls
Aigrette���Velvet Crowns With *;st raw
Brtms���Kilted Net  With  Spikes ot .let
Magenta Rosettes.
Fancy striped ribbons have been well
White straw brims have black crowns
and vice versa.
Entire hats of guipure lace are shown
at tho importers'.
Loose velvet crowns appear with
fancy open straw brims.
White ground chine ribbons, moircd,
nro for elegant summer huts.
A touch ol light green vica with the
Inevitable  purplish-red noto seen.
Ap a rule, flowers are placed under the
brims or at tho back, fulling over the
Two distinct kinds of flowers aro put
on one hat, as pink rosea and purplish
Very large, loose, reddish-purple violets of silk are ayliah, handsome uud expensive.
Made brims of straw braid and fancy
crowns wero prominent at tho first
Broad effects in trimmings and tho two
sides alike or "twin" style ate to be
Flaring brims havo ostrich feathers
drooping over them and caught to tho
inner side,
Violet bouquets for tho crush collara
and to wear ou tho wrap are as fashionable ua for tho hats.
The few strings seen on bonnets aro
of No. 12 double-faced satin ribbon or
No. 7 velvet ribbon.
Largo soft rosettes of velvet, as three
shades of magenta iu one, will be on
tho early spring hats.
Metnl pins, buckles nnd ornaments on
French hats frequently exactly match
the shade of the trimmiug.
One of the beauties of French millinery is that all of the trimming of
each model seems to be mado exactly
for it.
A five-inch satin ribbon having an
applique vino of lace down the middle
formed an immense bow on an equally
immense hat.
Koses, with leaves, violets, black ostrich tips und aigrettes, ure secure for
the spring, uo matter how other trim-
minga come and go.
The Paradise aigrette is fouud ou
many imported modela. A Berlin letter
in the Dry Goods Chronicle announces
its uuquestioued popularity at that capital.
Kilted net supported with long spikes
of jet is noticed ba fan bows on largo
hats. The use of tulle and net is far
advanced iu Berlin, according to the
letter from there this week.
That man is atich au inferior creature
after all?'
That thc person who chews gum in pub*
Be is a lady?
That this world was made for your
special benefit?
That you would be really happy if you
had everything ynu want 7
That your baby boy is really the
brightest child ever born?
That wo will all wear immense bustles
again if fnahiou commands it 1
That the troubles you worry over are
hair na serious as you think them?
That St, Valentine was selected as the
patron of all lovers because he lost his
That our professions wdll help us
much if our Uvea do not come up to
them ?
That an education of mind and heart
makes a woman any leas the good housekeeper ?
That we ran give money to the Lord
acceptably, while our legal debts remain
unpaid ?
That any two mothers will ever have
the same ideas about the bringing up of
Thnt men really believe one-half of
thu "smart" thinga they write about
women ?
That/your granddaughter will smile at
your finery as you do at your grandmother's ?
Thnt it really ia so much harder to
sny the pleasant thing than the disagreeable  one 7
That a taste for neatness, tidiness nnd
general Hniic.ncsa, lessen one's taate for
things intellectual ?
That the world would be ns wicked as
it is, if Satan was as indolent in doing
evil as many Christians uro in doing
good ?
That the time will ever come wheu nn
editor does not receivo every day, on
an average, three important letters, requiring au answer, but without a signature ?
That the average man will know what
to do with himself when the millennium
cornea I?���Womankind.
Leg-of-mutton sleeves nre Incrcaaing In
size, but are also soft and drooping in
Extreme simplicity, scrupulous nnd
excessive cleanliness comprise what the
Chinese and Japanese term luxury.
"Capes to tho hip and coats to tho
knee" i** tho rub! announced this season.
Is there no variation from this seeming
arbitration? Oh, yea; every height and
size will be provided for.
It is prophesied that for nice wear
tho favorite wrap this fall will be the
double cape of boxclotb of pule tan color,
nnd will bo very broad, yet acarcely
reaching tho waist line.
A pretty Christmas present for grand-
mn-i ia a knitted shoulder cupe of modern
design. On the perfect fitting yoke
hangs a deep gathered ruffle. Many
suitable stitches will be utilized in mak*
ing this cape, but railroad stitch is well
liked. Tho materials are storllght or
There nro 105 bureaus or branch post
offices in. Paris, all of which, with one
exception, are equipped with pneumatic
Actual, unthinkable, and untcolable
cold is made by physicist and chemist
not by nature. Iu tho laboratory 42-t
degrees below zero have been reached.
Amos Markman, of Memphis, Tenn.,
hns moved fifteen times since ho married, In 18G0. Ilo is tho father of
twelve children, each born in a different
A French publishing house has issued
a volume of eighty pages that is smaller
than the ordinary 2-ccnt stamp, It ia
the story of Peniiault, "Little Hop o'
My Thumb."
A surgeon on au Atlantic steamship
lino aays that in his wide experience he
haa found women ou tho who fa cooler
and more self-possefised than men In
capes of disaster nt sea.��� Chicago Mail.
Skeptic���You have given mo ninny
messages from departed friends, but not
one of thcin has told mo anything I
didn't kuow. Medium (with dignity)���
I would havo you understand, sir, that
the spirits of tho dead have something
better to do than to come back to earth
and teach school.
If all tbo eggs of fish came to maturity the ocean would be choked with tholr
M. Moissun, tlie distinguished French
chemist, has made some more crystals of
diamond by plunging the electric crucl-
blo containing the carbon nt a tomper*
ature of 2,000 degrees Centigrade into
cold water* The diamonds tints obtained,
says tlie London Globe, scratch rubies,
aad burn With the production of carbonic acid gaa, but tho largest weighs
only aix milligrammes. M. Motssan has,
wever, sought a moro sudden cooling.
free from tho phenomenon known as the
spheroidal state, by which the water
does not really touch tho hot crucible.
Ua has employed molten lead instead
of water, ami obtained triangular diamonds, some half a millimetre ia diameter. Some nro striated, others rounded,
as in tho caso of certain natural diamonds, aud they sometimes break ap
after a time. M. Molssan has alao mode
a few which aro to all appearances the
same as tho "ernpauds " of the jeweller.
Modern education too often covers the
fingers with rings, and at the some time
cuts thc sinews at the wrist.���Sterling. THU WIMLY li
Published Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
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Deaths, 50 cents each insertion.
No Advertisment inserted tor less than
50 cents.
ill Tertising- Af*ont, 21 merchants.'
Exchange, San Francisco, ie our authorized agent. This pf.jev is kept
on file in his office.
Tuesday, June 13,1395.
Mr. Elytor: (Private and confi'lenshul)
Our wiunnen folka id all ^on
crizy ovtr the receet for buty. Tho mill,
pack. My wif- h*z males on her noes and
the 2 aides' girls hag Moles ou there buz-
znuiH, no tliey cant ware low u.6!C gowucuij
and they thiuk the milk pacl; wood hurt
trem. Plee*e atat tertna for the leeehret,
m,d releev a henoecked huuhand aud father
June orb. Joseph Hedge.
Wilh a change of the government in
England will come hope forbi-metalism.
That Rosebery must soon give way io
Jlalfour seems inevitable, and Balfour
is a bi-metalist. England may then be
expected to join France and Germany
and the United States in the movement
for an International Convention to fix a
parity between gold and silver so that
every silver dollar shall, by whatever
country issued, be interchangeable, dollar for dollar, with gold. This would
require to be followed by the enact
ment of laws by tlie various nations to
conform coinage to the new regulations.
The change would be of inestimable
value to this Province and would assure-
good times to the south of us, greatly
aiding our own prosperity. Intel-nation
al bimetalism is the demand of the
Hi! Mr. Hedltnn-
Ure a nasty mean fel'-r. haliho I ave a
complexion of milk i nd ru.ji, hit- natrnl
think evinga baud I dont nne no milk pa').:.
tny face and llggnrs just an tbt- Ha m Ji>y
made out baud 1 cur. clp if hosier wunmitig
is j.-lll1.-,.
MiaiiSolry Bolts,
(BB vrare hold)
knot SO or VI.
P.S My ynunn man says te will pack yon
in yum- koffin.
Editor Weekly Newei
In your laat isau" yon ha 1 a pice*- about
tho milk pack. I feel it my duly for Hit
benefit of my suffering fellow women to
state that a year ago my rdi.*s told mo that
a inouBiaclia wan growing on my lip, I v/a-
orazy tit the discovery. It grew rapidly*
iny huaband',! affeotioiia becamo alinnaM,
and my children aaid it pi hiked when 1
kia*''d them.
After tr> illr.; various llie-in*. I i"fi; induced
to try the milk pack, aad although 1 bad to
keep my mouth shut so I could not *ul -, I
am happy to say it killed tbo gro-.vth and
made mo look ion year* youugi r.
June ii. Your* for beauty,
Mra. lliliuda Go ii>b:ly.
Nothing can be gained by attempting
to fix the blame of the disaster upon
the dead captain. Doubtless the steam
er was overloaded and top heavy, but
this was not his fault. The owners
were responsible. There was too much
greed, an effort to make monev too
fast. If the captain was at fault he
has paid a terrible penalty. It is not
just to accept the conclusions of those
who survived and who know practically
nothing of the management of vessels
as to the wisdom or unwisdom of his
conduct. He seems to have been cool
amidst imminent danger and ought to
have been the best judge of w'.iat wis
wisest to do; and he did right in not
surrendering the management of the
boat to individuals among the p.'issen
gers. But whether he was to blame
for errors of judgment or foolishly or
criminally obstinate will appear in the
investigation which has been ordered.
Of one thing all arc agreed and that is
that he stuck to his post to the last
and met his fate bravely. We should
not, therefore, be quick to condemn,
nor too ready to believe all that is re
ported to his discredit. The statement
said to have been given to a reporter
that the passengers were restrained
from using the life preservers is incred
ible, but that they were restrained
from leaping into the sea is very
We the undersigned merchants and
business parties of Union and Cumberland B.C. do hereby respectfully ask all
olher competitors in anv line to* close up
(heir places of business nn Sunday.
A.W. Rennison, Thos. D. McLean, R.
B. Anderson, Joseph Mel'hee, John Tay
lor, CH. Tarbell, I.W. Langman, A.C.
Fulton, Simon Leiser, per Hamburgh, P.
Sauser.C.D. Kinnce, Walter Rowboth-
am, Jn. Adderton, Sidney C. Hoover, D.
McLeod, W.F. Lawson, A. Aptaker ,C.E.
Stevenson, per J.F. Hale, Miss Nash, A.
F. Morgan, Nelson Parks, Louis Maroc-
Cumberland University, June 5,-My
dear sir: I am :ti>ieh interested in an article in your iasne or tiu- 4th, iu which th
effect of the milk tmo't ia spoken of. I
tony interest *'nor readers ro now that in
1620 Pro*. Munehiusen nf Grtenburpiah s
ere t >< ork- " Skratchmibao " pp. 1���, t>t*0 bu
12, j00, deals fully with tbo u-ie of milk as
an etuolieufi, astrtogen*, forti iz'jr. iuvttora-
tor. etc. Ha tried numerous oxpor inenr.-.
with gr--at auccoss, ono of whioh I will men
tion. It appears tbat the wife of a llurgo
master of Guteubtirst had a horse hni. trun-t,
mjuntsd iu silver, with valuable lock*-, si
eret drawers, and other faaeies; it wii an
heir-loom and had line" in the faniilv for a
century; consequently she prized ''. Prof.
Munchausen say*, " .She brought it to me
at it was much worn, and asked if I coal.'
advise auytb ng to rostore it. For tli i sake
of -'xpei'iniulir, 1 told ber to bathe it wHI
twice a dav in a bath of tnarfi's iiilk. I:'
two weeks alio cams back with the trunk
I: waa now covered with a growth of anfi
browu hair and a tail bad grown wbei- thote
used to bn one before. Tne Pro; .gg r t' Ih
of many other cmriom experiments oa this
line, bat I have already troapaa.ed too mu.h
on your space
1 am sir,
V. urs Biooercly
I. B. A Lyar.l,
Prof. BsIIb" Lottres-
Editor Weekly Xi-wj-
We are instructed by nnr client Misa Hy
am to demand au apology fur the reference
so markedly mado to hor iu your last Hstiv
upder tho caption, " Who isahe ", in whioh
you refer to the milk pack, and which article Bho cousiders is a serious ifillcoiiou oo
hor. Failing au apoloiry, we are untruofcod
to enter aa action for damages for ��10,000.
Your out. servants,
June 7.
Skynem & Squeezes),
Anything you purchase at our store can be thoroughly relied upon as first class in every partii
ular.    We never buy inferior stuff just because we can make a few cents more on it.    We have
a reputation to sustain.     All spring goods now to hand
Sloai]& Scott.
asis with us now/fS
tuAyt      . . . .        ������^j-
"asasasas-a^i^iSgEass^g fop raosp who want
%*-& ��� - ������ frtirtr ��� -,'���- - P gometlilnenobby,
CALL   AND SEL:    US we submit
a 'fine Xtite of Suittngs
LAWSON ki McLEOD, dunne ,block
CO,*JT-TS^TJi-'Sr,  E.C.
Tho loading hotel in Comox district..
New nui humUouiely furnished,
t-xceHont hunting: and fishing* close
Co town. Tourist3 cen depend ou
.Irst-cla-fy accommodation. Seasonable rates. Bav &upplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Hrxhinn Works, ITanaimo
Dealer in thc following Hicycles'
II. I'. Davis ofToronto
English Wheels, Hcaston, Humber,
l\'.ic!;;e, New Howe and Whitwortb. Will
sell nn installment plan or bij^ cii-cuunt
lor cash. Paris sujjj. Hed ��� Repairing n
Specialty.   (Ireat Reduction h. I*>nct:s.
NASJAlliO. B. O.
V. 11. DHAWBB   lit.
Oa Dunsmuir Ave,, Union
Opposite the NEWS office
Where 1 nm prepared to do all kinds
��� OF���
Tin work
Sheet-iron woik
Job work
AND    Repairing*
Anil will endeavor to ^ive Fatisfaction ant!
hope to receive
a fair share of r*   TT   *rqrk(>]>,
public putronage.^-" *- * ��� L cl1 *-'*-''
June -loth 1837, 58 yea- ag., Victoria
asccHded the throne.    Her stainless life,
Unobtrusive pieiv, wise and enlightened
rule have made her the admiration of the
world. ,
' '.'Her court was pure; her lire serene;
Gqdgave her peace; he Ur.d re| osed;
A thousand claims to reverence closed
'' jn her as Mother, Wife, and Queen.
EX0U*3S:0N I10T33.
The excursion last Thursday evening
under the direction of Mrs. Westwood
and for the benefit of the hospital, was
well attended notwithstanding tlie tin pro in
ising slate of lhe weather at the time of
starting. About to went from Uninn.
The tin upon the roof of lhe long car pl.ic
ed at the disposal of the excursionists
had been snatched off by a gust of wind
and not replaced, so thai the slight r.iin
before leaving found ils way through tlie
top of Ihe car in some places. Some of
the gentlemen thereupon iefl, but the ladies, more plucky, kept their places.
Thev were not 10 be frightened by a litile I
moisture. The contingent from Comox j
was grattfyingly large.
Arrived at Ihe wharf the excursionists
met with a set-back. They had expected
rustic teams decked nut wilh sprigs nf the
forest, ther? to meet them. Hut there
was only one solitary vehicle there at their
disposal and that was at lhe lop of thc
hill! The enterprising farmer who
brought this team���Cod bless bim I���said
the- dozen who obtained a ride, is Mr. A.
McMillan, I/mg may he wave. The
rest including quite a number of ladies
trudged on to the two-mile distant hall
and reached thereat lasl, weary and some
of tbem a little poutv. The concert pass
ed off fairly well and was followed bya
i pleasant dance. Thc refreshments were
very nice and were generously provided
by the ladies of Denman Island who deserve much credit. The journey back
was enjoyable, lhe excursionists reach
ed home about 3 o'clock in the morning,
and the general expression gathered from
many sources is thnt everybody had a first
rate time.
J. A. Carthew
Society     Cards
I. O. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. 0. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited tn attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Loogc No 14 A.F .& A.M,,B.C.R
Courtenay 11. C.
Lodge meets nn every Saturday on or
beforeilie full ofthe moon
Visking llrothcrs   cordially requested
to attend,
R. S. McConnell,
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
Comox Bay. It has a good house, barn,
chicken hnu;e. and 20 acres of cultivated
'and, all in good condition.
I. W. McKenzie, Courtenay
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
O. F.', meet in the! I lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. in. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment,
No. 6, I. 0. 0. F.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wednesdays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
For rent���Furnished or unfurnished
dwelling of*) rooms oa Fernwood Heights
Apply at News office.
Lowest CASH Price
Esquimalt ancl Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22 nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CAl.LINOAT WAY P0UT3 as passengers
and freight may offer
Leavo Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
"   Nanaimo for Coniox, Wednesday, 7 a. m
Leave Comox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7 a.m.
Nanaimo for Victoria    Satllrdey, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store s'.rect.
Riverside Eotel=
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
;;61 & 300 St. Jiiinea St
To order
A*?? Scad fur Sainploa.   Piompt delivery,   Fei
feet. IlL Kim'-nut'cd.
Union Sr.w Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at ;,ho;T no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable,
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R.Grant & L. Mounce, Propr.-.
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Hlgs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C.
NExt Mondav will be Midsummer
There are so many wheels in town,
why not start a club?
Men's hats, caps shirts, lies, socks, un
derwenr, at very low prices at Stevensons.
"So English you know" 15 what Mr.
David Murray, the travelling novelist,
says of Victoria.
Photos fur a number of people have
been left by the photo gallery people at
THK NEWh OFFICE. Please call and yet
FOR SALE.- -A pair of heavy three year
old ni ires, well broke j have been working
all spring on farm. Easy terms if reanir-
ed. Apply to Geo. A. Heatherbell, Horn
by Island.
TOR SALE.���The rar.cli at Comox
known as Gordon's r-iiuli-. lot fa, 158
acres; 30 acres under cultivation. Mi.-s
Leigh Spenser, Union, B.C. between 19th
and 17th June.
Quite a number have handed in their
n-itue-i for the brass band. We must
have some mora before there can be any
steps taken for ortfrtnizi tion- Any one in
teres ted is invited to call at the News ok
Miss Leigh-Spencer will arrive on the
Joan tn- norrow. She represents an admirable investment company���the IMrk*
beck Investment, Security and Savings
Company, and also the Mineral Creek
Gold Mining Company.
Marcus Wolfe, the real estate insurance
and financial agent 0/ Nanaimo was up
the settlement and later on at Union last
week. As usual when he comes lie was
full of business. His specialty is making
loans on farm property, and for such purposes he can always command capital.
Rumor has it that a petition of a r.idi
cal nature has been circulated for the pur
hose of stopping Sunday hunting, fishing,
boating, bicycling, etc. The falsity of
this report may he seen by turning to another Column where the original petition
is inserted as .1 matter of news together
with the names nl all who have signed it.
Last Tuesday evening as the day was
deepening into twilight, a party of some
five ursix weie seen speeding through tht
townsite, and round by the News Of
FICK, on to the Coniox road, going it to
beat the blind,"
On closer investigation they proved to
bo mostly counter-jumpers, who, taking
advantage of the recently enacted rule
for closing stores at S p.m,, were mount
ed on their iron steeds and fleeing from
the scpne of their day's Ubor to the green
and smiling valley, full of merriment ancl
fun, as pictured on lheir countenances.
Fiom inquiries made by our special
rep irtcr, who is always on tbe qui vive
for news, he gleaned that not far from
Harrig m's turning, a young couple were
met, also mounted on iron horses.
Where lhey had been, was a question
lhey had not time to ask. Arriving at
Courtenay en masse, one bystander was
heird to excl.-im���well, something of
rather an unpromising nature, but he
meant well, poor fellow I so thc though!
was taken for the deed
A halt being called to decide which
road to follow, it was found some wanted
to patronize the children with their pres
ence at the cantata which was then being
given at thc Agricultural Mall. Thc per
formance was highly praised, and was a
credit to the children as well as those
who had successfully trained them.
A few of the party, vvebfonted like,
showed a strong sympathy for the water,
evinced by their taking a swim in the
river, although it was tl,ien 9. 30 p.m.
Cantata ended, swim over, tiie cyclists
started on their homeward trip, much to
the regret of on*: who with a broken sad
die, contemplated a rather uncomfortable
"Had folks hive ibe dark" is a saying
which proved their virtue I presume, for
none of trie company seemed to enjoy
the obscurity which surrounded them, or
the wee sma1 boulders that lay su comfort
ably on lhe road; mure than one experi
menting with the law of gravity by taking
a tumble to himself on the way up.
Union being reached ihe party scpari
t,ed with hearty good night to each other
and wended their way to their several
homes, having had a good lime and no
bones broken.
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs off.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Ne'son Parks.
Courtenay, May 13th, 1S95.--T0 all in
tcrested: I have this day appointed Mr
Tom Beckensell to collect all outstanding accounts due to the anlev estate during my tempory absence from the district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
The attention of tax payers is called
to Sec. 6 of the "Assessment Act, 1895,''
under which the higher tax rate must be
charged after the 30th day of June.
Comox, B.C.,        W.B.Anderson,
June 13th 1395. Collector.
I will not be responsible for any debts
other than those contracted by myself.
Cash subscribtions received so far are
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Gleason, $5; W.Roy, $$; Dr. Lawrence, 55; L Mounce $5; j. McKim &
Sons; $2.50; A. C. Fulton, $2. E. Pimbu
ry & Co. 2.50; 0. H. Fechner, $2; T. D.
McLean, $2; W. F; Lawson, $1; R. Sau-
ser, $ij G, H. Scolt,$i; Thos. Horn, $1
Cash, $2
This list will be kept standing until the
canvass is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are received. Help
along the good work.
H, A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 a* 4
Commercial street.
a*TA"fcT-a.I3)��0.    b,   c.
Walter Harvey.
Notary Public. Conveyancer
Accountant Estate Agent
Private tuition.
Oflice over Mel'hee Si Moore's utoro.
Miss BB. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker in Metals
Jobbine of all kinds
Office and Works   V'M S*T"**> ne*"'
NJflwa uttlco,
TXKTXOl*/ 3.   C.
UNIO V Bakery
Best of Bread,  Cakes  and
Pics always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be ���
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rovvbotham, Prop
Dickson & Co.,   Props.
���3    9
H    -?
Thi** Hotel is fitted up wiih
a degree of Elegance and
regard to Comfort and Convenience hitherto unknown
outi.ide of the large cities.
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= AE"D   OICa-jfLEiS
Table Unsurpassed
rire ?. and P. Co.
A. C. Theobald, Manager.
P. O. Hox ui.
House, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole  Agents for
White Enamel
and    Gold
By the month, 525.
By  the   week,   $6.
Single meals, 25 cts.
Tickets fcr   21    rnea.'s.  ���*5CC
Union lines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains,  Carpets
and   Rugs,   and  our
C e 1 e b r a r < d
woven wire
lanaimo Saw in,
-AXI) -
Sash and Dooi
-o���:o :o-o*-
In Separate
we keep
'BGQiid Hand
, We cn:i duct every branch of the
'���'''"���'"v-   ���'"'��������� s'Kili Undertaking   Business   including
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
(P. 0. Dmwor .Iii. Toloi)hoi,e Call, 1-0)
8t*^* A complete stock of Rough ancl
Dressed Lumber always on band.   Also
Shingles', laths, tickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds:   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, TurniiW, and all  kinds
of wood tinisiiin;' furnii hed.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
E. I leokisl,
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Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All Orders Promptly Attended tc
Union, B. 0,
Grant & McGreaor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
���        MANUFACTURER OF        ���
Sars&pnrnlla, Chrmpr.^ne C.ider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Eott'er  of Different  Urancis  of   'Lag'or Beer,   Steam Beer end Porter
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
-���A. *.-������: frvrpv*���* ���^-���^<iit'iy/t
of Cloek3, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
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by Bennett Sf Giant
Union, B.C.
Stare and Livery
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rctes Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Bone,  ,\
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rJllMSSEA?!10 h?"dr^ bottl". of*Piso'9
���JJ���*"    ���**** HP Cure   for Consumption   in  my
family, and   I   am   continually   advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used���W. C. Miltehbbrgir, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-  ���
plaints.���E. Siiorev, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
BZPR-risrG* sFcuEiTizcsra* goods.
.Spalding's   Base  Ball Supplies.
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OuikM Hotel
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
ancl new-
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, l'rop.
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Cricket Bats,
Balls, Wickets,
Batting Gloves,
Leo Guards.
Avrcs'   LawD Tennis,
Ni'lB, Halls U Rm kuw.
Illuo Rock Traps and
Clay   Pigeons,
Park's Golf Clubs and Silvcrtnwn Balls.  -:-  Lally'j I.across Sticks.
immense Variety of Fishi.ig Tackle,
Goods tiie Bes.    ttt.-ta.    Prices the Lowest
CHAS.    E,    TISDALL,   Vancouver.
ft. B. LIffiETON,
At tho  Bay, Oomox, B. C.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Streot      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
of a!l kinds Manufactures  the finest cigars  and
Carriage Work and Horseshoe- ! employes none but white labor.
" Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
mg a specialty ; wjlen ^.na can ���|jtajn a superior arm-
' CLli for the same money A   PRETTY   GIRL   KIDNAPPED,
Jessie Mouse, an Heiress, is
ducted From School,
She it Belt) fora Hansom--Stolen at Sharps*
horg by  11   Strange   Vomit;   Maili   Who
Told the Ohtld Her Aunt Was Danger-
ou-.lv 111.
rittsburg despatch says: Jessie Al>-
housc, nu unusually bright iiuil handsome
pupil ol iho Shnrpslmrg TuMic school,
haa been abducted, and her adapted parents believe that she is being held for a
ransom. Jessie ia an orphan- 12 yeara
of age, aad ie heiress to oonsidei-alu*'
She is unusually large nnd well developed, nnd witli her intelligence would
rendily be takeu to be throe yeara older.
On   Monday   afternoon a young
called at the Khool uud naked perm
��ii>u of Jessie's teacher to tnko tho girl
to her aunt, Mm. Mary Cusick, who
lives in Allegheny. He said MrB. Cusick
was alarmingly ill, uud wanted to see
Jessie without delay. Jessie seemed to
.know tho youug man, and went with
hua without auy reluctance.
Upon tho death of her parents, several years ago, Jessie waa adopted by
tho family of John Overbeuk, at Sharps-
burg. When ehe did not return from
schuol aa usual tho family becutno
alarmed, uud learned that sho had boen
takeu away as stated. Whoa they sent
to tho houae of Mrs.' Cusick, ia Allegheny, Jessie hnd not beeu there, and
had uot been summoned by her aunt.
Tho matter was kept yery quiet ia the
hope that Jessie would return the following day. The cuse was placed in tho
hands of a, detective, who hopes to lind
the missing girl ; but iB handicapped
badly, us no one iu the school is -ablo
to give a good description of the young
mau who called for her.
The Overbeds family can ascribe but
one motive for Jessie's abduction- and
that was to secure tho property which
she will inherit. As Bhe was docile
and obedient in every way, the family
cannot believe that she would willingly
remain absent by her own will. Mrs.
Cusick, the girl's aunt, is tho legally
constituted guardian, and S. G. Barnes,
publisher ol the Springdale Record, is
executor of the estate of the late Henry
AJshouse. The affair has created intense excitement, aud should her abductor be captured in or near the town,
he would be lucky to escape with bis
liJe. ���
Tliey Art; as Kffectlve as Metal liun-  an
Much Lighter.
It wus discovered some time ago thut
efficient heavy guns could bo made out
of a comjKJHition composed lurgely of
leather. Now it has been discovered
that a good paper eau be used for the
snme purpose.
The body of the guu is made of paper
pulp. Tlio core is of metal, uud made
very much liko tho cores of ordinary
cannon, says the Paper Trade Journal.
The exterior of tho canuou is wound
with wire. About fivo layers of copper, brass or steel wire are firmly wouud
on, thus binding tho cauuou. Outside
of the covering of wire are vurious bauds
of brass. Tliese bands aro set with uprights, through which rods extend parallel with, the gun. There arc lock nuts
on ench sido of tlio uprights, and these
hold the rods in place.
Tho progress oi making the guu is as
follows : A special grade of paper pulp,
in which the fibre ia loug, is selected and
well agitated. Tho usual hardening and
toughening ingredients, consisting of
litharge, wax, tallow, whito lead and
blue, uro Introduced. The pulp is then
run into moulds, and cast of the proper
shape, The steel core ia put in; wire is
bound around thfi exterior ; brass or steel
bands aro securely set about tho whole,
aud tho parallel rods aro applied. The
rods, being of steel, possess a degree of
spring, nnd as they uro fastened to the
hands, the result is a gun which will
givo way slightly nt each discharge, yet
cannot burst. A person may mnko bis
muscles rigid nnd fall to tho ground, in
which ense he is likely to receive a
broken bone; but if the muscles are relaxed the bones will givo way somewhat and will uot break. Tho same principle is applied in the pnper cannon. Tho
pulp, although exceedingly durable, will
give way enough to prevent a break.
The layers of wiro, the bindiug
of steel bands nnd tho parallel rods
add strength. In war times it ia easy to
butter down a brick wall or a stone
foundation; but a protection of bales of
hay, bags of sand or similar substance la
not affected, as tho shot is simply imbedded in it. The child points of the
pulp guu aro elasticity and lightness.
Being lighter, it follows that transportation will be easier. It is said that the
:i-;ith*r pulp guns, which, if mado uf
metal, would require a derrick to move,
are rendily transported ou light wagons.
Paper pulp ib no heavier thau leather
Braves Dance to Disconcert Each
Other When Aiming,
������Are   Vou   Brave    Eiiuiifjh    to    Die?'*���A
yuan-el Over a Broken Whiskey Bottle
Leads to a Bloody Murder���The Purification Ceremony.
"A duel which I witnessed in lS76at
Standing Rock Agency, Dakota," said an
old scout, " between Scout Slinve Head
and Chief Crooked Neck of tho Hunkpapa
Sioux, was a performance that would
have culled for applause from tlio most
critical audience thnt ever witnessed a
Spanish bull fight. Shave Head, it will
be remembered, was one of tho Indian
police who was killed while attempting
the arrest of Sitting Hull iu the autumn
of 1SU0. Iu ItsTO I was interpreter and
Chiel of Scouts at Fort Yates, near
Standing Rock Agency, where I had 80
Sioux Indian Scouts under my command,
who were selected from tho friendly
bands and quartered at the military post
with their families. Tno military authorities issued rations only to tho scouts,
while their families drew from the Indian agent. Tho beef was slaughtered on
the oast bank of tho river, tho Indians
crossing iu boats. I usually accompanied the scouts when they went lor their
beef. About 150 Texas steers wero
Theso were parcelled out to the several
bunds, beginning with the larger, who
would receive twelve or fifteen lieud as
their shure, the next teu or twelve, nud
so on to the smaller bands, who would
get two or three, according to their
number. Lastly, single families, not
members uf bauds, were given beef by
themselves, one steer to tour families,
or a quarter to each. Tho scouts, half-
breeds uud squaw-inon were among this
number. Tho troublo which terminated
tu tlio duel between Shave Head and
-Crooked Neck began over the issue of
beef. Shave Head, Crooked Neck, Charley
Pappau, a half-breed, aud tho 'Widow
MeCarty, a squaw who had been married
tu a whito mau, wero given a quarter
each iu the last beef issued. Shave Head,
Fnppau and tho widow immediately began skinning the beef, wheu Crooked
Neck approached the scont, and, placiug
hia hand on his shoulder, pushed him
violently aside, saying: ' You belong
to thc soldiers; you have no right here;
go to the fort for your beef.'
" 1 stood not moro than fifty feet away.
Shavo Head cast one look of defiance at
his assailant nnd theu came to me and
suid, pointing at Crooked Neck ; ' That
inau has driven me away from my beef.
The truly Gorman quality of thrift is
nn amusing trait ol tho Emperor William's little sons. Occnsionnlly tho
Empress takes tho threo older princes
with her on hor shopping expeditions,
when tho boys are allowed to spend their
pocket-money just ns they please. A
short timo bofore Christmas they went
to Inspect tho delights of a largo shop
iu Berlin. Ono of tho princes picked
out tho object of his choice, and nt
once proceeded to tho cashier's desk.
Her Majesty asked him whether this
was all ho intended to buy, when ho
retorted in a business-like tone: "No;
but I prefer to pay for everything separately, so that 1 shan't spend more
than l'vo got."���London Lady.
Mrs. Hayseed (In tho stock exchange)���
Good lauds I I never heard such a
racket. How do folks tbink in all thia
noise ? Mr. Hayseed���Think I They
dou't try to think. They just buy and
sell like mad for a few hours, nnd then
go homo and figure up to see if they
are rich or ruined,
If 1 was not under your command I
would know what to do, but now I
await your orders.     If you
he ia not mau enough to keep mo away
from my beef.*
f'l answered that since the agent had
given him a -quarter of that beof it was
thexbfpire, bis, nud ho had a perfect
right to take it.
"'Then,' said he, 'tell that man to
keep away from me.' 1 answered that
Crooked Neck did not belong to my company, and I had no authority over him.
'Very well/ snid tho scout. 'I shall
take my beef,' and rejoining the others
he again offered to assist in dressing the
beef, ouly to be again thrust away by
Crooked Neck. This time he gavo ut*
U'rauce to thnt savage growl, which,
onco heard, can never bo forgotten,
and climbing out of the slaughter pen
on the north Bide aud taking his rifle
from his wlio, he turned to the loft, coming out ou that sido of tho corral facing
the river. Crooked Neck, seizing his
rifle, went out of the corral ou _ the
south side, nud, turning to the right,
tho two combatants met face to facu ou
the west side of tho corral. Between
them was the agency wagon, which waa
backed up to the fence to receive the
beef. The first shot was fired by Chief
Crooked Neck over tho rear cud of the
wagon. Tho driver, supposing thnt he
was the object of attack, frantically
whipped up his mules, leaving a clear
field between tho two enraged warriors, who were not more thnn ton
yards apart. Talk about nn Indian war
dance 1 There was executed a dance
that surpassed anything of the kind ' I
ever saw. Shavo Head was the most
agile of the two, jumping from side to
Bide,* rearing high in tho air, and
down to tho ground, all the time keeping
his eyo fixed on his foo and his guu
ready for use. The corral had heen surrounded by not Ices thau 1,000 Indians,
men, women and children, but when the
firing began they had surged to one side,
(caving tho space in the rear of ench
combatant clear. Tho second shot was
again fired by Crooked Neck, but ho again
missed bis mark, and duriug the instant
required by him to throw another cartridge into place, Shave Head, who whs
still as a statu'', took aim and fired.
Tho ball struck Crooked Neck in the hip,
which crippled him so that ho had but
ono leg to dance ou. As soon as Shave
Head fired ho resumed hia dancing, keeping it up until his antagonist fired again,
when ho repeated his former tactics,
pausing iu bis dnnco whilo ho took aim
und fired. This time ho brought Crooked
Neck down with a bullet through bis
breast. He fell forward on his faeo, his
guu under him. Hit friends pressed forward, holding up their huuds und calling
upon tho scout to desist���ho had killed
his mnn. But Shave Head was determined to mako a euro thing of it. 'First
pointing his guu toward tho crowd to
want them back, ho advanced to tho
prostrate Indian and, holding the muzzle
of bis gun within two foet of his "victim,
fired threo shots into his head. Ilo then
resumed bis dancing, aud facing tho
crowd he moved backward to the river,
was rowed to tho west Bide, where I
found him later away out ou the prairie,
performing tho Indian rite for purification after shedding blood. Tho last duel
of which I waa a witness was fought
with knives. It was in 1S79. A party
of tourists wero visiting tho agency at
Standing Rock, Dak., and wishing to see
an Indian camp at night they applied to
me for an escort. I gave them three of
my beet scouts, nnd soon after dark they
started for Wolf Mecklacc's camp, four
miles up the river. They had gone about
two hours when a warrior came down
from tho camp and reported that the
tourist** were giving the Indians whiskey.
I mounted a horso and rode swiftly to
the camp. Tying my horse to a tree,
I stole 6oftly among the tepees, in one
of which I recognized tho voice of ono
uf my scouts Bent as nu escort for the
tourists. Entering the tepee, I found
the scout Good-Toned Metal sitting with
his back to tho door, his faeo to the fire,
which was burning In the middle of the
tepee. Thero wns but one other occupant, Kill the Rear, who eat directly opposite the Bcout, the fire betweeu them.
A quart bottlo half filled with whiskey
stood ou the grouud near the fire nt the
scout's right hand. Turning to the
right oa I entered, I took a seat
facing tho fire between thc two "Indians,    I
from nil of mv scouts not to drink whiskey, so I bald to Good-Toned Metal, 'Is
this   tho  wuy  you  keep your promise?'
'"'The eon of a great man in Washington,' ho answered, 'gave me this whiskey, and I felt bound to honor him
by drinking it. It Ib good whiskey.
Take some yourself.'
""No,* I replied, 'I will not drink
from this bottle, nor will anyone else;'
nnd reaching over 1 took tho bottlo in
my hnnd nnd tapped it sharply against
a stone which lay near tho fire, Break*
jug tho bottle and BpllliUg tho contents.
" Not a word wns spoken for fully a
minute, when Kill tho Bear broke tho
silence by saying to Good-Toned Metal:
' I thought this white man was yonr
" ' He is my friend.' responded the
" ' Yonr friend destroyed vour whiskey.'
"'He lias a right tu do ns he pleases
with my whiskey.'
"'Hub!' contemptuously, 'I thought
you  were a brave man.'
"Kill the Bear no doubt said this
with the intention of turning the scout
against me, but he made tho greatest
mistake of bis life. Good-Toned Metal
had imbibed just enough whiskey to
and tho sneering words of Kilt the Bear
aroused nil the wild savagery of his
nature. His faeo expressing all tho ferocity of a wild boast, his eyes flashing
defiance upon Kill tho Boar, he answered:
���I am brave I Are you?'
"'Yes,' came tho reply.
" ��� Are you brave enough to die ?'
"' Yes.'
" ' Then draw your knife.'
" Two bright blades flashed In the firelight. Without rising to their feet they
camo together, fighting over thc firo aud
scattering coals iu every direction. Good-
Toned Metal, with bis knees in tho fire,
thrust his knifo to tha hilt, into Kill the
Bear's neck, severing the great artery at
the first blow. At every bent of tho
heart great streams of blood spurted
out, covering everything iu the tepee,
myself included. Kill the Bear sank
back dead. But tho scout was not done.
His savage instinct was aroused, and he
continued to bury his knife in the flesh
of his victim, at each thrust uttering
that blood-curdling growl. Indians upon
tho outside, hearing tho disturbance,
seized the topee, and, turning it over,
liberated mo and exposed the horrifying
scene to hundreds who hastily gathered
about the place. Yet unmindful of the
multitude, and heedless of tho fact that
his feet woro in tho fire, tho scout continued to wreck his vengeance on thc
body of the man who had dared to question his bravery. Tiring at last, he
rose to Ids feet, glared wildly about,
and, seeing a horso near, by, be mounted
it and rode madly into tho hills, where
ho remained teu days, observing tho
Indian rites for purification."���Cincinnati  Enquirer.
There is less danger of over production
where there is a diversity of crops, but
the best thing to do when ono finds  a
single crop is not giving him a profit is
study  the  means by  which   he   mny
A Trial Draft to be Constructed for Experiment*-.
M. Baziu claims for his invention,
which will soon bo practically tried, not
only enhanced speed of progress, hut
greater stability, friction being minimized as much as possible by rolling
over the water instead of cutting
through it. M. Baziu bus recently explained his design to a 'number of naval
officers and engineers, by means of a
model, and be informed them that a trial
steamer is to bo built at St. Denis lor
Channel service. This bont will bo
lill feet In length, aud ao feet in breadth,
having only three wheels ou each side
instead of four, as iu the case of tho
Transatlantic roller steamer, nud will,
it is contemplated, muko its first trip
from Dieppe to Newhaven, and thence
to Loudon.
Tho Transatlantic steamer, which it
is proposed to build later, will consist
of a platform, having ou ench side four
largo hollow wheels, which will support
it at a height of somo 21 feet above the
surface of the water. About a third
of tho wheels will be submerged. The
shafts for transmitting tho rotary movement ttt the wheels will pass below and
across the platform, and, liko tho wheels,
will bo composed of steel. Ou tho platform will bo placed tho engines, boilers,
passengers' cabins aud saloons. The
wheels or rollers will be about 70 feet
iu diameter. A now liydraulic rudder
has been invented by M. Buzin. It
consists of a vertical column at tho
stern of tbo wheel. From this movable
column will escape a powerful jet of
water, it is claimed thnt with this
rudder a vessel will be ablo to turn In
her own length.
M. Buzin orgUOS that in order to obtain a maximum rule of speed there must
be a corresponding relation between thc
rotary force and tho propelling force,
and his roller sfoOJUOr will, therefore,
bo provided with two independent engines���one to propel the vessel forward
by means of a screw, tho other to give
the wheels their rotary motion. The
correct co-relation being established, itis
estimated that Gi> per cent, of tho revolution or tho wheel will be forward.
This, with a wheel of the size stated,
revolving at tho rnto of 24 revolutions
a minute, tho maximum number of revolutions, tho vessel would cover a dis-
tanco of somo 37 miles, that is, 32.22
knots an hour. Tho voyage froih Havre
to New York would, at this rate, occupy
only about four days.
Flour made from chestnuts ground
after they nro thoroughly dried forms
tho main food of tho poor peasants of
tho Apennines nil winter. Thoy alao
shell the nuts and boll them with caraway seeds to givo them a flavor.
get a better crop] this means decreased
cost, aud, of course, a better bargain.
Upon clay aud heavy loam soils fall
ploughing often means a decided saving
of time and labor in the spring. It fits
tho soil ko that it can be prepared for
sowing or planting very early by tin' use
of the disc burrow only. This is not the
case with light, sandy ground,
Visiting among those who live in the
country in rendered nearly Impossible
where there are bad roads, und it is no
wonder tbat young people become tired
of country life and long for the towns.
whero they tun have n better chance of
seeing other people. Thero is a social
sido to the road question.
Another argument against huge farms
is that the owners do nut always huve
sufficient capital to give them thorough
cultivation, and they would live better
upon a smaller. It is a bad principle to
spend all one's capital for laud and trust
to fortune for the rest, or think that the
land will tako care uf itself.
Wo stir up thu soil often iu the summer that wo may retard tho evaporation
of moisture, but the amount of moisture
checked in this way is small compared
with that which is taken from the soil
by an ordinary growth of weeds. Therefore, the killing of tho weeds by tho
plough is of vastly more importance iu
���conserving moisture thau is tho more
stirring of the soil.
Tho man who goes on the market
with anything of a superior quality or
excellence -makes ready sales aud a
profit. Over product ion affects only
the producer whu is content with tho
average crop or product of medium
quality; tho best of cereals and choicest
stock bring remunerative prices even
now, in theso dull times.
Better be happy uow than to live tobe
at ease in tho distant futuro. The man
with a small farm is really the prosperous man, rather than the one pos-
seesing more acres for which ho must
go heavily in debt. Debt robs us of
pence, and often of hope.
If you have a littio money laid by,
consider whether or not it would be
better to continue to rent land or to invest in a small farm of your owu while
lands aro so low. It may bo you cannot
really afford to pay rent in tho circumstances*
Tlie saving of your team! is a -saving of
money. Good roads certainly increase
their effectiveness. Often three times
the load cun bo drawn upon a good
macadamized road than cau be dragged
through a i��or mud rood.
The fanner should grow wiser in the
science of agriculture. Experience is
the beet school, but by readiug tho experience of othors a, maul can bol greatly
benefited in advance of that which he
cau gain by his own trials.
Thoy are scrub farmers who leave
under their horses for days, or even
weeks, tho wet bedding, which gives off
ammonia, which, being inhaled, irritates the nir passages, and directly or
indirectly loads to serious disease.
Experience teaches us that cattle
which are of good milk breed tnko on
fat more readily, uro moro gentle to
handle, and that there is a sweeter nnd
more tender quality to tho Tlcsh than
with other kinds. Cows of this sort
make tho best beef stock, therefore.
Arrange the feed und feeding places
so as to havo all things convenient.
Plan it so as to muko nud save all the
manure possible Do not waste by feeding more than the animal can digest.
Good health is positively necessary
in making hog raising profitable. So
long as they be allowed a good range
they will generally take ull tho exorcise
needed. Givo a variety of feed, mixing
small potatoes and other vegetables
with the bran or cooked' wheat.
In feeding grain to sheep feed a small
quantity often. Keep them in tho dry,
and givo them all the salt they want;
this will havo much to do with the prevention ot scratches. Thc farmer who
raises his own sheep will find it profitable to market thom as soon as possible.
The main objection to cross breeding
is that tho offspring can not bo used to
advantage in breeding again. Such
stock is very difficult to handle without
making mistakes, nnd for this reason
many condemn  the  plau  altogether.
Tho moro feed growing stock can be
persuaded to eat and digest of a flesh
forming nature, tbo better, ns none of it
will be wasted, but converted into
muscle. The richest food is not always
needed. Young and growing animals
require that which will mako bono and
muscle, and in many cases nre Injured
by being loaded down with fat.
Mako the farm both a producer and a
manufacturer, and thn labor account
and the byprodicts nil swell tho farm's
production; turn the hay and silage
into milk and butter, bay and grain and
fodder Into beef, roots into wool uud
mutton, and the corn and grass into
Have on oyo on both the profit and
the low* sido Of your work. Take an inventory nt tho beginning of tho yoar of
your possessions. You muy find Unit
Home of your stock L* not worth k
ing and feeding; do not wnato
money on it. Look matters squnroly in
the  Tuce.
There is Ion.*- in Indiscriminate and
ignorant feeding, und this sadly lessen**
the profits. There are no inflexible
rules, for each animal has its own nature. Keep it in appetite and health,
varying on occasion. As a rule, an
animal requires threo pouuds of food,
not counting tbo moisture, daily, for
each hundred pounds of livo weight.
The introduction of fresh blood, if
fully equal or fiuperior to thnt already
procured iu your stock, will help maintain its vigor.��With nearly all classes
of animals the constitutional vigor can
be thus increased, if at the same time
the weak and unthrifty ones arc culled
If only food enough is taken to keep
up the temperaturo the auimal will live,
but, instead of thriving, will shrink
Mpiuewhat, and will at length die of
starvation ; if it takes in more, the wear
and tear of the tissues is next made
good, and increased ; the animal is then
Tho draft horse docs tho work on thn
farm most satisfactorily, and with less
expense and worry; sells higher and
mure readily ; eusts less to get him ready
for market; tho service fee is not
high; he costs less time and work to
break him ami get him ready fur market.
Do not be in a hurry to get rid of
yonr lean stock in the fall as soon as
the cost of feeding begins to run up;
you sell at a price which gives uo profit for that which has beeu already fed.
Of course, it does nut pay sack a stock
raiser as this, nlM* would anything else,
it managed iu the snme way.
Southern farmers are now raising
their own horses, instead of buying
Western mules and the stuff to feed
them,and nre using more labor-saving
machinery and fanning better, while
their improved breeds ore making then:
the most prosperous in the nation.
They now produce more thnn they can
Many farmers do not know whether
the bens pay tu- nut, becauso they keep
uo account with them. If your wife has
taken no interest in the poultry yard,
tell her she may hive nil she makes of
them, aud they *,\ill soon show whether
they  are profitable  ur  uot.
Tor fowls animal food is necessary,
and a generous supply of milk will supplement it well. Tor both young stock
and laying hens u varied diet is best,
and they should hnve gruiu and vegetables daily. A small flork can be
almost entirely fed from the refuse from
the tablo and the farm,
Thero is no easy road to wealth even
with poultry, and they require hard
work and close attention. With these
they pay better thnn mnst farm operations. Begin on a small scale, that your
lessons may be at as little cost na possible, and climb up as you gain courage.
Possibly fowls go to their roosts more
from nu instinct of self-preservation
than for comfort. If made to stay on
straw on the bottom of their coops they
would be less exposed to draughts, less
liable tu lameness, und freer from
diseases.    It might be worth trying.
Despite all tho nousenso which has
been written and will be written about
the feeding of chickens, it is essential to
havo some system���a bill of fare, if you
pleuse, got up with intelligence ajid
purpose. There is a best way of doing
Cows muy be fed cheaply through the
winter ou straw ar.d poorly cured core.
fodder, but tbey will not produce much.
Feed liberally, and keep up tho lino of
production. They will pay for their
keeping and leavo a margin of profit, or
you will be out of the cost of their keep,
whatever that may be.
No employment upon the farm requires more method than the dairy.
Every part cd tbe work must be performed every duy, nnd at almost the
same hour. The man who hns not the
gift of punctuality would better stn-y
out of tho business, for his failure will
be certain.
Thc business of the dairyman does not
begin and end with thc care of thc cowe,
but reaches into every detail of farm
management. Ho runs a dairy with! most
profit who gives most attention to making the farm protluco largo crops of
griifiH and grain, to be fed tol tho cows :
there is not ro much profit when the
feed is bought outside.
Oue cannot help noting the growing
demand for condensed milk und the
greater number of concerns each year
engaged iu its preparation. As a consequence, there must be a greater nuui-
bor of dairymen who eaeli year become patrons of these condensnries nnd
cease contributing butter und cheese supplies to the couutry. Ho strict uro thc
siqiervisors of tliese dairies that tho result must Ik- helpful in a genernl way.
Butter ol fine flnvor can not "be made
from filthy stables, ncr from milk set
iiu a fotilt k cm. nor, from cream churned
20 points too sour, nor when worked
over ;n lalte-milk and salted with Iim**
salt; nuo yet throe-fourths ol that which
is mado is ihu** made. A ]H>or price is
tl.e penalty.
When a cow will not respond to good
feed in theshupe of a fair yield of milk,
her iwdigrce counts for nothing. Look
out for the cow which gradually decline*?
ia yield while her mates under tho same
management do not. You have no use
for her in yonr dairy.
Dairymen mnko more money now thai:
in tho days wheu buttor waa higher,
because of nioro scientific methods, more
creameries, more summer crops raiBcd,
better cows kept, and everything sifted
down to a real business proposition.
Tho best cows need a rest, and will
give moro milk and make moro butter
iu ten months, after resting two, than
if milked co'utiuu-ously. This is not bo
important in tho family row, but wkon*-
a number nre kept for dairy profits it
will bo well to try tho experiment.
The world is but a magnificent building ; all thc stones are gradually cameted
together. No one subsists by himself
To know rather consists in opening
nut a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape, thaa in effecting entry
for a light supposed to bo without,���
H you are animated by right princi-
plea, aud am fully awakoncd to the
truo dignity of life, the subject of amusements may be left to settlo itsoir.���T.
T. Hunger.
Never request n.uy man, woman or
child with whom you havo corresponded
ou terms of intimacy to return your
letters. You will thus save yourself the
mortification of learning that your epistles havo boon destroyed.
The crazo for black oak furniture and
decoration, saya London Lady, shows no
signs of abatement, aud tho enterprising builder ia everywhere recognizing the
attractions which an oak-paneled room
possesses for an " artistic-minded tenant." Both in the newest flats and villas,
bijou residences, and in bungalows, this
stylo of decoration ib boing adopted in
at least ono of tho rooms, and very often
iu tho hall. Tho cost, however, is
usually heavy, and it is only thoee who
are prepared to pay rather handsomely
who may become the happy possessor*)
of the treasure.
It tnkes a snail exactly fourteen days
and five hours to travel a mile. nv
Moses Kerngood's Search for His
Missing Brother.
Mi'-tutf Since November���Kerngood Uls-
appeared From it Sleeping Cur (>u the
Mlehlgim Central Komi-Tlrelens Search
'"i* Him���Hli Brother Follows Numer-
��� ow Clews In Vuiti, but Ih Hopeful Still.
New York Herald���Xo man has had
greater faith than this man. By the edge
ol the whirlpool at Niagara, in the
depths of rivers, by the marge of torrents, along desolate miles of railroad
track, ia ravines, iu culverts, iu morOSS
and pestilential swamp, he has vainly
searched for a form which vanished,
yet after months ho believes that he will
look upou the face of hini whom he
Yot no power ou earth cau convince
Moses Kerngood that lie will never see
his brother, Jacob S, Kerngood. not
through a glnss darkly, Imt face to face.
Every stranger whom he meets he scuiih
i*ith anxious interest. He sees tho face
of the man who hns gone by day and
night, lie has started from sleep feeling
that his brother's form stood by his
bed. It is a feeling he cannot dispel. He
more than knows that he will one day
*-*�����* him dead or alive, lie feels it.
He has conquered* despair and doubt.
He has reasoned at times until he has
almost laid tho strange and unaccountable belief to rest ns though it were
Home ghost of thc past, and theu has
thrown logic aud theories asido to take
np the same old faith. Ho was in town
yesterday to telt his brother's wife of
his long and so far fruitless search.
Jacob S. Kerngood, ou November 9th
last, disappeared from a sleeping car
on a Michigan Central train bound for
Xew York. He was a travelling salesman, employed by 1��. L. Price & Co.,
ol No. 170 Greene street. He lived at
Xo. 151 Kast Eighty-ninth street, this
���ity. Ho was a man of temperate habits
and of excellent moral character. Ho
was freo from any financial troubles,
nnd was happy iu his domestic life.
He was devotedly attached to Ids wife
uod two children.
Mrs. Kerngood went to the Grand Central station on the afternoon of November 10th. Her husband had telegraphed
that he would arrive ou tho 1 o'clock
train. She stood ou the lauding nnd
She looked at every face us the passengers filed out. A porter brushed past
her with a heavy bundle and a valise,
and hurried to tho unclaimed baggage
room as though eager to drop a burden which was irksome to beur. Thnt
bundle contained Jacob S. Kerngood's
overcoat, shoes and hat. Ho had left
them in his berth when he went from
the car, where, no man knew, and to
this day uo one has said that ho has
been seen sinco the night of November
The wife went home and told the children thut their father would come on
the morrow.
In the room for unclaimed buggnge
were tho missing man's effects. They
were marked with his name, Itut that
was not discovered uutil the iollowing
Mbnday, when the brother-En-law went
io inquire for his sister's husband. They
told him nt the station that he was on
board the train which arrlvod ou the
afternoon of November 10th, up to the
time it pulled out of St. Thomas, Canada. What became of him the officials
did not know. Thej-e were the coat,
the shoes uud the valiso ho left. Further than that they knew little.
Tho conductors und porters were questioned. They knew next to nothing.
Jacob .S. Kerngood wns on the Wagner
sleeper Karitan, attached to a Michigan
iVntral. train due in New York, over the
New York Central Railroad, on the afternoon of November 10th. At St. Thomas,
Canada, he was seen playing cards with
several acquaintances of the road. He
���rawled into his berth nt 10 o'clock thut
night, leaving distractions with the
1-orter to be awakened iu time for breakfast at Syracuse. His cheery, bantering words to the porter were probably
ibe last that any man heard him speak.
Out in Saginaw, Mich., the brother,
Mobob Kerngood, heard of the disappear-
iiuce by telegraph by Monday morning.
He started at once for New York, and arrived tmnniioiinced at his brother's
-1 do not believe that he is deud,"
he said; "but if he is, the body must
b'1 found."
So began, a scinch, continued for many
weeks and not yet doue. Mr. Korngooil
went to the railroad companies nnd nsk-
���ed for aid. The offieiuls suid at first
lhat they had made all due search. They
showed the perfunctory reports to the
effect thut the trucks hnd hceu searched
nnd that mo body had been fouud.
Mr. Kerngood said thnt that would
uot do. They looked at this reserved
aud determined mnn, aud saw a look ia
liis eyes which told them that no siipor-
iiciui quest would satisfy him. .Before
a week had passed they had placed the
itervlccs of experienced detectives ut
his command, laid offered him special
trains that he might go quickly from
plneo to place to hear reports, had
withdrawn employees from tho service
ami filled their places with substitutes
that he might examine them nud satisfy
himself that the company had spurod 110
effort to unravel the skeia of circumstances surround ing the man's disappearance.
Never did knight senrch for the Holy
Grail with more devotion than did this
man Tor one who waa lost. Ho poured
out money like water. Ilo left every
business interest to thc charge of clerks,
thnt ho might prosecute thia search
without a distracting thought. lie
hardly found timo to eat nnd sleep.
Something within told him that tho
one who, years ago, had played about
the knees of the woman who boro them
both was not dead. Yet ho compelled
himself Tor a timo to believe that he
was, and began to search for tho body.
To find tho body of Jacob S. Kerngood it was necessary to search lain
dreus of miles of rnilrond. Hesides, it
might havo dropped into the Niagara
.���liver, and hence hnd been carried    over
the Falls. It might be in thc Welland
Canal or the Grand River. ���
The brother began from tho first. Out
from Syracuse he started and went from
section to section in a carriage. He was
accompanied by one of the detectives of
the railroad. The railroad company
instructed every trackman to make a
thorough search for tho body. They
found nothing.       1
This man did not despair. He asked
for aid from the Sheriff at Palmyra, N.
Y. He hired men from all the surrounding country. For several days the
Sheriff and his posse, men who were
hired and men who volunteered, sought
in tangled grass, iu fungus covered ponds
and in the morass beneath tho shadow
of the iron girded trestle for the body
which might have fallen there. Perhaps
it sank into some bed of ooze, where
all trace of it was lost. It could not
be found.
Scvernl times ho was awakened nt
night with news that a body had been
found iu a lonely stream. Again ho
hnsteacd miles away to see the mutilated body of some jwor wretch who had
been ground to pieces by driving wheels
and flung by tho railroad track. Ho
saw no familiar face.
His agents had been sotirchiiig about
Niagara Falls when he arrived. Perhaps Jacob S. Kerngood had Iluug himself from thu bridge which sjrnns the
river. Moses himself went along the
shores of the river speaking to tho
fishermen. He offered them rewards of
hundreds of dollars, and besides paid
them for their timo while they searched
in hopo of the reward. Around the shores
of Goat Island aud by tho banks of the
river below tho falls ho searched.
Then along the Welland Canal, by the
Grand Kiver, ho caused search to bo
made. It was a fruitless queBt. It was
December -now. Weeks had passed, yet
hope was not dead within the heurt of
Moses Kerngood. He bought a carriage
and two horses, and with a guide crossed
tbe Niagara and pushed on through Canada.
For many a weary mile he drove, os
close to the railroad track as he could,
inquiring as ho went. And as ho journeyed over Canadian countrysides the
story of his quest went before,
Tho man who lost his brother had a
cordial welcome everywhere, and many
a hand was extended to him in sympathy. He took hardly timo to eat and
sleep. Ho questioned and crossrquestioned
wherever he went.
As he approached tho end of his journey there came a gleaming ray of hope.
At a little way station he learned that
his brother had been found; perhaps
after all tho man lived. He loft his
search of the tracks to another and
hurried to St. Thomas.
He found a man demented and distraught. It was not he whom ho sought.
Thon by train ho went back over the
road again, again stopping at stations,
inquiring and going ou again. It took
six weeks of active work, but he was
not even then discouraged. If the body
could not bo found, perhaps after all the
man lived. There was hopo iu that, and
ho clung to it.
Jacob S. Kerngood was 42 yeara old.
Ho woro a heavy black moustache and
his hair waa thick and heavy. When
last seen he woro a black cheviot suit.
Slraiige Tale ot Atmospheric rhenomenii
From Mld-Oceau.
The crew of the British steamship Hock
Light hnd a most thrilling experience
on tho night of February 1st, when
the vessel unrrowly escaped destruction
by tho bursting of a meteor. Weird
electrical demoustrations for several
days afterward kept the officers and
crew in a continuous Btate of nervous
excitement nnd fear. The vessel was
on her passage from Rotterdam to this
city and at tho time was weathering a
gale, which required the presence on
deck of nil hands from Captain Collier1
down, and it is safe to say that none
of them will ever forget the experiences of that night.
it wus nearly midnight when a ball
of firo was seen descending rapidly
toward the vessel,, sizzling and leaving
behind it a trail of sparks. The sailors
watched it iu breathless suspense. When
a few feet astern of tho vessel it burst
With a terrific report, scattering fragments of metporic iron iu all directions. The lookout aud tho man at the
wheel wero blinded by the flash, and it
was feared for a timo that they would
let the head of the vessel fall off, and
tho ship, by getting into the trough of
the sou, bo engulfed by the mountainous
The ocean was churned up even more
violently than by the storm, and the
llock Light was tossed violently from
Bido to side. Several of tho crew, who
had just retired, wero throwu from
their bunks, aad, dazed and only partly clad, they rushed on deck, only
to find their shipmates equally, if not
more, afraid. Tho iron aud Bteel iu
the vessel, it is believed, served as a
magnet to draw the meteor out of its
course, aud had tho ship beeu at anchor, she would probably havo been destroyed.
Almost immediately a hard squall
sprung Up, and St. 'Klino's light appeared at the ends of tho yards. For several days the vessel was lighted iu this
weird manlier. On February 10th a hurricane, accompanied hy a blinding snow
storm, struck the vessel, and for 24-
hours it was a serious question whether
vessel or crew would ever got out of it.
After tho storm subsided the lights disappeared from the rigging, but tho vessel rna into a new element of danger in
the ice in tho Delaware Bay and Kiver.
For nearly a week she has been endeavoring to get up to her wharf, but,
rather than run the risk of being damaged by the Ice, she took things easy
nnd saved her owners possible expenses
for repairs. The report of the meteoric
explosion nnd storm has been forwarded
to Washington.���Philadelphia lleeord.
" These ambassadors is kickin' for
more pay," remarked Farmer OorntoB*
"Well," replied hiB wife, "most everybody is goin' on strikes nowadays, 1��
thoy have to work hard V
"No, tain't the work f They say they
can't repersent the dignity of this country on the money they git."
" I s'liose it is hard, though it an't 07.
hard uow ez it oneet was. Kf this
couutry keeps oa a-fooliu' with diplomacy an' one thing and another, the fust
thing it knows it's diguity'll he represented by a boy, ut $10 a week."
It is recorded that there are more thau
seventeen hundred walled cities ia China,
and it is estimated that the length of
these walls taken together would exceed
six thousand eight hundred miles.
'llie Great Wall, said to have beeu built
300 B. C, shows a length of seventeen
hundred and twenty-eight miles, and a
thickness of fifteen feet. It was built
to prevent incursions from neighboring barbaric tribes, aud notably to shut
the door, so to speak, upou the Tartars.
There aro plenty of ways of raising
money iu these hard times, but very fow
of them aro as original as that of the
impecuuious Gorman, a citizen of Munich, who, finding himself short of funds,
had recourse to the following novel
Hchemo for raising tho wind. He ordered a confectioner to muko a pio fur
bis wife's birthday, containing, as a
surprise, a lining of new twenty-pfennig
pieces. Tlie man's financial stringency
was relieved, but tl'0 confectioner, nt
last accounts, was still waiting fur his
Ship building in tho United Kingdom
during 18'J-t showed an increase of
nearly 200,000 tons over 1893, ulthough
It does not attain the average of tho
years preceding. Steamers were built
aggregating dtif),21D tons, and sailing
vessels 109,38-1 tons; this represents
793 vessels iu all. Tho proportion of
steamers to sailing vessels, which Is
steadily increasing every year, is now
90.18 per ceut. During the year marine
engines were built with a total of 971,-
G1U horse power. The marked feature
of construction was the effort to ob*
tain enormous capacity for a limited
gross tonnage, with a nine-knot speed
ou a minimum coal consumption. This
economy, "Engineering" thinks, has
been carried beyond tho danger point,
an such engines are unable to hold a
fully ladcu ship up to a gale.
The old principle that " all is good "
finds apt illustration iu nature. "What
is one man's moat is another man's poison." The sorrow that hardens, one
heart purifies another. The doctrine
which one set of men finds holy another
set scouts us an invention uf tho evil
There aro books which to-day are
spoken of as unfit to pass through the
mails from which generations of men
have drawn inspiration, comfort and
thought. Thero are truths held sacred
by sumo hearts which tho mass of mankind, not being strong enough to perceive, would brand as sacrilegious if
tbey were spoken aloud.
Then why is it not true that wo know
tho good only according to our own
strength and purity, and that to a mind
of sufficient purity and strength all
might truly be good, since such a mind
neither could uor need perceive evil in
anything ?    Why not V
The rays of tho sun, which shines
"alike ou tlio just and the uujust," can
of themselves produce or become either
good or evil, according to the thing upon
which they fall. The sun's ruys full
upon the opening flower, and, behold,
beauty is produced! Tho rays fall upon
tho ripening grain, and food for man is
brought forth I And the samo rays fall
upon the stagnant pool, upou tho decaying carcass", and sickness nud suffering aud denth aro spread iu wider
aud wider circles. Is it the sun we
blume? Not so. It is tho purity or impurity, the life or death, upou whicli the
rays full.
"To the pure all things aro pure." Ah,
never was truism truer! Yet those who
hold it iu their hearts, as tho deepest
truth they can conceive, dare not speak
it aloud, for the wisdom of men for ninny
nges has decreed an evil as well ns a
good. So evil as well as good there
must remain, perforce, until enough
hearts make up to acknowledge among
tliemselves that the difficulty hns lain
In man's own nature, and not in the
universal goodness, which is ever waiting for our recognition.
Itcmember, when assailed by affliction,
that "every cloud has a silver lining";
aud, could we but seo aright, many apparent calamities are but blessings in
disguise. " Hope is a better companion than fear," aud " morning is ever
tho daughter of night." " Whatever is,
is right"; presumption aloue would
avert the hand of Providence. Give us,
oh, give us, tho man who sings at his
work! Be his occupation what it may,
ho is superior to those who follow the
same pursuit iu silent sullenncss. lie
will do moro in the same timo, ho will
do it hotter, be will persevere longer.
One is scarcely sensible to fatigue
whilst oue marches to music. The very
stars are said to make harmony as they
���revolve  in their spheres.
It is well worth whilo to make a trip
to the foot of Third street aud the East
River, New York, some day, when tho
warm afternoons hang heavily, and see
for one's self tho great work carried ou
by Mr. Nathan Straus. On a pier projecting into tho water ore two covered
pavilions furnished with seats. At one
side is a low building where is situated
the plant used for sterilizing the milk
that is sold at a low figure for tlio
benefit of thousands ol babies evory day.
Mothers go there with their children
and enjoy the fresh air aud the rest
from the noise aud confusion of the
{streets. The sterilized milk enn he
bought nt n stand ou the pier for one
ceut a glass, uud for five cents a
quart, while the fresh raw milk sells
for four cents a quart. There are
Stands iu eight of the city parks���Stuy-
vesant, Washington, Tompklus, ]lattery,
City Hall, Abingdon, Paradise, and Jenn-
nette���where the milk is sold by the
glass. It is a good big glass, nud not
only the children drink it, but tho meu
and women, too.
Powdered barley is sold fur five cents
a pound nt tho main milk depots, of
which there nre six, scattered in different parts of the city. At these prices
the milk comes within tho reach of
every one, and the good is wldo-sproad-
lng. The fact that it has to be paid
for prevents the growth of pauperism
and encourages independence, Tho sale,
of the milk hy the glass ut the park
stations nverages 7,500 glasses a day;
3,600 bottles are sterilized daily, and
3,000 quarts of tho fresh milk is sold
daily. The milk all comes from two
forms iu Delawure coiintv, New York
Mr. Straus started this idea of providing sterilized milk for tho poor of tha
city at a nominal cost a year ago, Kud
the work has proved so successful and
necessary that he has now decided to
make it permanent, and is planning to
erect a new building, and have it oiwned
all the year. This will bo ready for ticxt
One of the main things to accomplish
in the work is to impress upon the
mothers the necessity for this pure and
Bimple food, and for them to give it to
their children as a food, and not only
as a medicine. Many, through their
ignorance, would wait until tho child
was aick, and thon send for it, wheu ofteu
it would bo too lato.
This year thero have beea free courses
of lectures twice a week, at Aguilar
Institute, to mothers on the proper feeding of infants. Tho doctors, too, have
beeu advising the uso of sterilized milk,
and milk modified with limo or barley
water, as a daily food, uud us a preventive of sickness.
The Hoard of Health has stationed
one oT its doctors at the office at thc
foot of East Third street, aud it so
approves of tho uso of sterilized milk
that its doctors aro using books of coupons, each good for one ordor of any of
tho foods sold at tho different stations.
These books contaiu 100 couponB, and
Mr. Straus issuos them gratis to help the
free doctors in thoir work.
Tho treatment of sterilizing tho milk
renders it absolutely free from bntccriii
of every description, and yet docs not
in any way affect tho health-giving properties of tho milk.
It is easy to see tho great good that
is being accomplished by Mr. Straus'
charity���the lives that are being saved,
and the foundation of health that is
being given to thousands of babies, and
the cares of sickness and tho Borrows of
death that are being spared tho mothers.
Princess Henry, of Please, is an expert skater.
President Fa ure, of France, rises at
5 a.m. daily.
Ismail Pasha is suffering from cancer of the liver, and implores to be allowed to die iu Egypt.
General Hernandez, of Venezuela, is iu
New York.
Queen Victoria's will is engraved on
vellum, quarto size, and is bound aB a
volume and secured by a private lock.
King Humbert, of Italy, has given
over $200,000 for charitable purposes
during tho past yoar, has resigned all
tho proceeds of the crown domains to
charity, und wanted to cut down'his
own salary to help the finances of the
country; but Premier Crisp! would not
let him.
Young King Alexander, of Servin, has
asked for the hand of Princess Sybil, of
Hesse, in marriage. The parents of the
young Princess have advised him to
ask again three years hence, provided he
bo still King at that period. "A very
pretty, snub," says tho Hartford Times.
Hope of ill gain is the beginning of
H you would create something, you
must bo something.���Goo the.
Thoro is a limit where the intellect
fails and breaks down.���Kant.
Who thinketh to buy villainy with gold
shall fiud sucli faith so bought so sold.
I truly enjoy no more of the world's
good things than what 1 willingly distribute to the needy.���Seneca.
Like soIdierB on tho watch, put the
soul's anuur ou, alike prepared for all
a solider s warfare brings. ��� Joanna
The men who succeed best iu public
lifo aro thoso who take the risk of
stauding by their owu convictions.���
Not only to say the right thing iu the
right place, but, far more difficult, to
leavo unsaid the Wrong thing at tho
tenipting moment.���Sala.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in
words, brags of his Bubstauco ; they are
but beggars who ean couut their worth.
Boundless intemperance in nature is a
tyranny���it liath been tho untimely
emptying of many a throne, and fall of
many kings.���Shakespeare.
In tho man whoso childhood has known
caresses and kindnes * there is always a
fibre of memory that can bo touched to
gentle  issues.���George Eliot.
It is a sober truth that people who
live only to amuse themselves work
harder at the task than most people do
in earning their daily bread.���U. More,
���St.  Louis Globe-Democrat.
Mrs. EUtl.v  Says it Is Sacrlleglourt to Cull
Her Christ.
Some days since an artielo went around
among the papers stating that Mrs.
Mary B. Eddy, of Boston, was being
canonized by the Christian Scientists
and cnlled "tho fomalo Christ.' Mrs.
Eddy has sent tho following letter to
tho press in reply:
"My books and teachings contain but
ono conclusion and statement of tho
Christ and the deification of mortals.
Aught to tho contrary 1 deem nuti-
Christian und unscientific. God Is one,
and Christ is ouo with (rod, in tho sense
of God as Divine Love, und Christ as tho
Holy Ghost, alias divine principle and
its divine head.
"There wus, is nnd never can be but one
God aud one Christ and ouo Josus of
Naznrcth. Whoever in nny nge expre&*-:es
most of tho spirit of truth and love, the
animus of God's idea, hns most of the
spirit of Christ und of thut mind which
wus iu Christ Jesus.
"If Christian Scientists find in my writings, teachings nmi examplo a groater
degree of this spirit thun iu others, they
can justly declare it. Hut to think or
speuk of me in auy manner as a Christ
is sacrilegious. Such a statement
would not only bo false, but tho absolute untipodo of Christian Science, nnd
savor more of heathenism than of my
"I wish ynu would bo frank with 1110,
Hattie," said Algernon. " I do wish you
could bo plain." "Well, Algie, you havu
always told uio that I am pretty. So, I
don't see how I cau be plain,"���Koseleaf.
Tho Parisian hand painted dreaa is
coming into fashion in New York. That
will be an improvement on the hond-
painted face.
Tottenham has added another to the
long liat of awful tragedies recorded iu
Canada within recent years. There seems,
however, to be little doubt that it was
the result of insanity and not depravity.
By what a slender thread hang life and
reason I
Speaking of the Queen ol tlie Sandwich
Islands who is now ia Dale's hands, the
Oswego Times, with a. fine sense of the
absurd, suys: " Uy the laws of nations, civilized nnd uncivilized, sbo should
bo hung or shot, and sho is entitled to
110 special sympathy if such should be
her Into." According to tho Oswego
paper's code ot morality when a mau
seeks tu recover hia property from a
chicken thief ho ought tn be brained
without sympathy.
On Thursday a prisoner who had beeu
convicted in a Victoria, I!. C, court remarked us ho was leaving the dock after
receiving a sentence of live years,
" Thank yuu, sir." This was regarded
by tho august being ou tho bench aa
contempt ol court, and fifteen yoara���
livo years lor each word-was added to
tho sentence. That's tho story tho telegraph tells. If it ie true, tho vindictive
creature iinposiug such a sentence should
at once bo relieved ol hit. olfice and
placed whore ho cannot wreak hia petty
vengeance under forms of law. The
courts were uot established for such a
Tho Buffalo Times should not grow
cicited about that Harkiss woman coming back from Buffalo with a Canadian
officer without legal process. II half
that is reported of DoBarry is true, the
deportation of Canadians from Buffalo
is an ovcry-day occurrence. Why loss
over the bringing away of a consenting criminal by a Canadian detective
when, under the villainous laws enforced
eo brutally, honest Canadians are almost
daily bundled out of tho country against
their will? Does tho Buffalo Times
want only criminal immigrants ?
Uncle Sam rather overreached himaelf
by playing tho hog in tho seal business.
So anxious was ho to keep all tho sealskins for himself that he fought for conditions under which tho seals are likely
to bo exterminated, and with his usual
sharpness he refused to pay the damages
assessed against him for illegal seiiure
of British sealers. Now ho wants Japau,
Russia, and Britain to como to his rescue and help him save the seals. It can
be doue if the United States will play a
fair game. The seals were almost exterminated forty or fifty years ago, but
the r.ussian Government, then tho owner
ol tho Pribyloil Islands, mado regulations under which the sea wns re-stocked
with seals.
A hill hns beon introduced iu tlio Now
York Legislature to abolish tho old
fetich ceremony of " kissing tho book "
when being sworn in a court ol justice.
Not runny yoars ngo in a western city
the tnpe that hold shut nu old greasy,
hncteria-lnden volume that hnd been
polluted by nnd had polluted many lips,
required renewal, and great was tbo
surpriso ol tho oificinls to discover that
instead of a Bible the court had for many
years sworn witnesses on a copy of
Iiobinsoe Crusoe. Some day we shall
outgrow theso superstitions and unsanitary follies, but we need not treat
Iierjury loss severely.
Chicago ministers have beeu discussing funeral reform, and ono ot tbem mado
the startling statement that tho present
funeral customs mnko ench interment
cost a life. The holding of services at
the grave was generally condemned as
unnecessarily exposing thoso taking **art,
and the ostentation and expense of the
average funeral wns severely dealt with.
The ordinary funeral costs little less thaa
$100 and from that up to $300, although not $20 worth oi material may
bo used. Add to this tho cost of the
toggery which a morbid fashion baa
decreed shall be worn to mnko nn exhibition ol grief, and tlio tux becomes
a heavy one. Tlio figures presented
showed that ono und one-Iuurth times
mure money ia expended annually for
funerals in tlio United States than the
Government expends Inr public school
purposes. Funerals cost in 1880 enough
tn pny nil commercial liabilities in the
United States during the year, and to
give enoii bankrupt ii capital nl 98,080
with  which tn resume business.
A  FLY   IX  Till:  BEER.
If a fly ilrnjw Into u hocruliuis, snys
Fllegende Blaettcr, une who 1ms muilo a
study uf national characteristics can
easily toll the drinker's nationality by
his action.
A Spaniard pays lor the beer, leaves It
nn tho table nud goea awny without
sagylng a wnnl.
A Frenchman will do the same, except thnt lie swears while he goes.
An Englishman spills the beer uud or-
dora luiutlier glnss.
A Gorman carefully fishes nut tho fly
and finishes drinking hia beer us ii
nothing bad happened.
A   ltiiasiiin  drinks   the   beer   with   the
A Chinaman fishes out the Ily, swallows it and then throws a why tho beer. G. A. McR-in-t Co.,   Real Estate  Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Boys suits from $2.00 up at Stevensons.
New novels, plain and fancy stationery ac Plmbury's.
Remnants at half the usual price at
Spring medicines tor cleansing
the system and blood ac Plmbury'ti
drug store.
Is it necessary to bark at visitors who
happen unintentionally to enter the prohibited area mound No, 5 shaft?
The little son Mr. and Mrs. David
Jones of Courienay died on Friday morn
IHK last after a shot illness and was bun.
cd on Sunday.
*4 off all goods as the entire stock must
be sold. Give us a call before purcli as
ing elsewhere. Stevenson & Co.,
Comox Road, around the corner from
printing office.
The members ol Benevolence lodge
No. 14 K. K iouked splendidly as tliey
matched through the street Sunday to
attend a special service at Grace Methodist church and afterwards took carriages for Sandwick cemetery 10 decorate
the graves of departed  brethren.
The Licensing Court adjourned to
Wednesday June 19th at 730, to hear
the report ol the census commissioners
appointed to ascertain the number of res
idents over 21 years in Nelson District
to form a basis on which to determine
the number of signatures required lor a
license here,
Will be received by the undersigned
until Wednesday July 171I1 for the purchase or lease of Tne Waverly Mouse,
Cumberland, Union Mines, B.C.
This H'Jlise being on the principal bus.
iness street in a good location, offers a
good chance fur investors, as the future
ofthe Union coai mines is assured.
The highest or any tender nut iic-ccssa
rily accepted.
For particulars apply by letter or per
sonally to A. Lindsay,
Sec'y Waverly House Co., Ltd.
H.O.Box 103, Union, KO.
Sealed tenders will be received by the
undersigned up to noon of Saturday,
June 22, for certain work required tobe
done on the Black Creek road, Tsolum
River road, Donahue's road, and Comox
Plans and specifications can be seen at
my office,
S. Creech,
Govt. Agent.
ISTOTA-H-IES & -A.oooxnsrTA.iTTs*.
Peal Estate apd fpsufapce
Lots for Sale on Penrith and Maryport Avenues.
Houses to Rent or Sell,
Rev. Mr. Sutherland, the new Methodist minister, came direct from Ladder's
Landing where he wa:; given a very pleas
ant fii'ewell, an account of whicli we clip
frnm ihe Vancouver World.
"Ladner's Landing, June 4.���A very en
thusiastic farewell meeting", ably presided
over by Thomas Boyce, was held nn
Thursday night la**', in thc Methodist
church, ihe occasion being the .departure
of the Kev. C.H-M. Sutherland, who has
been appointed to labour at Union, V.l.
The church was filled to its utmost cap-
citv, all classes and seels turntng out tn
give ihe wilied minister a send off". Af
ter cakes and coffee had been partaken of
freely distributed by the ladies, she meeting took a very tangible form in the presentation of an address and a purse of
over ^So, collected in the very short time
at llieir disposal. Mr. Sutherland very
feelingly acknowledged the presentation
and thanked all for the kindly manner in
which they assisted him in his labors for
the past two years, and bespoke the same
consideration of his successor. A varied
programme well rendered was then gone
through, and with the singing of God lie
With You everyone departed homewards
with regret .at having lost a valuable pastor.   The address was as follows:
Ladner's landing, May 30 1895.
Rev. Mr. C.H.M. Sutherland:
Rev. and Dear Sir,���-Wa have .inked to
merit you to night, iu order tu orpreas our
anfeignert regret and sorrow at your sudden
and tii expec*. departure. We fear it will
be no easy task to replace one who-ie administrations have been uo acceptable and wboue
personal --ualilies have excited suoh deep res
pect. When you lirst took charge here,
there were many difficulties, Hitauuial aud
otherwise, to contend with, and we are glad
of thia uupoi'tunity to say tbat we believe it
hai been mainly owing to your energy and
FURS,   HIDES,   PELTS,   WOOL,   &c.
Jas.  McMillan
First Avenue  North.
Goods bought right cut; Shipping tags free upon request-
no Gommlssioncnarged- Ttierels NO DUTY on Raw Furs
Fair selection; Immediate returns.        or- any of the goods we handle.
CS"Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices. *gj
zeal, that they have bten so far succ��asfully
uveioome or aatiifaotorily provided for.
The sudden severance 0'. the friendly tie*)
thae have tiprung up betweeu os is not only
a grief and boho-v to ourselves, but wo are
convinced that your removal will seriously
ad'ect aud injure the growing prorperity of
thu church, le m*.v be pardoned theu if we
fetI some resentment .<: ��� t*ni**i ;in authority
which at once ddpnvcs ub of one whom
wu hav*.! learned iu obteeai and re.-{jucl>. and
also tai*es you away m ihe uuoat of jour labour*-;, before Lbe good woik ban been
brought to completion S* HI griev^a as we
are- we can yut see tnat ton- loss will he nth
trs gain. With a louuw time afforded you
in your ne* field of lahot wy ara satisued
that you will bu mme siioiieMituliy marued
there by the same a****.) uud . u igj of which
we have reaped tho iiuhb ben*, and chat
your personal worth wi-l * aa highly appro
ciateil by the poup-u oi U ion �������� 10 lias been
among uo. Bti n.'iUr-iU, Sir. that yon lake
with ynu our Uon teuhos. Aud think not,
Dear Madame, li.uc l-romai* jour t-tu> with
uu haa ln.oa so nil*.to we view your coining
departure with iiuiitleraiioi'. lud ed it tn
not mo. The earut* ,tnei - and judgiueut wuh
which you have cai;eu up th" work 01 a mid
iB ter'a wife among ii >oung iih -a ei 1 as
among the mere inatur d, your geuuo mul
uufuiliug eourtesv in tin* relutiontof aociui
life have won our waruieds esteem.   Vour
stay here has been chort, yet has it been
long enough to enable us ro realizs too well
the value of our low hy your untimely depur
tuve. Aud now Dear -Sir we bid you .oul
Mrs, Sutherland, God npw?d, trusting thiu
He, iu whose hand arcthe issues of life, may
make all your ways, ways of pleaMantnosa
and -ill your pith 1 p. ac'* And to conclude,
we beg your acceptance of this purse as a
memento of the sincere friends yuu leave at
the La 'ding, ��ud with it take our united
heartfelt goodbye,      (Sijinvd.)
1 Thmnas Boyce.
On behalf of your friends.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union Brewery Company, Ltd.-* ol Nanai
nm, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
paid for information lending to conviction.
VV. E. Norris, Sec;y.
A meetinj of the young people of the
Presbyterian church will bo held in the
Reading Room Hall Friday June 21st at
S luii., lor the purpose of organizing a
Christian Endeavor Society.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Ry.
Time  Table  No.   24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m.  on Friday,   April   5th    1805.   Trains
run on Pacific  Standard
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On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Iteturn Tickets will be issued between all
points for n faro nnd a miartcr, good for return not later than Sunday.
Koturn Tickets for one and a half ordinary
faro muy bu put chared* daily to all points,
good for savf-n daya, iuchidin-; day of tuue.
No Iteturn Tickets issued for a fare and
quarter whero the single fare is twenty-ftT-
Through rates betwwi Victoria and Comox,
MllenRO and Coinmu-atio*. Tickets can be cl*
taineduiiHiiplicfttiimtoTIolfet Agant, Vicioria
Danoau'u and Ku*ihIiuu Bt��i ion ���
���;)'ll Kt'KTKR.
Oiin'l Supt
.litbl hi
���1 F-iiMrtwcr .'.al.
Drs   Lawrence &
and Surgeons.
X72:TX02X B.C.
rour'enny nnd tho Bay will be visited evcr>
\VcdnO"dttj* afternoon for tho pnrpeee rt eon
Patlenta nt n (.lintunro will reroivo cnrlj* at
tent ion on receipt1 of telophono moesago-
)^ew Goods
ew Goods
Yards of Cotton Goods received direct from the manufacturer by the last bont���Factory Cottons���Canton Flannels
���"���Flannelets���House  Lining���Ginghams���::���*
Bleached sheetings���unbleached sheetings���cottonades���pillow cottons.
These  Goods  were  bought  fully   25%  less   than   the   regular   wholesale   price   and   we   are   offering   them
TA fine all cashmere vest@35 cts.���3 for$r.
Have you seen the bargains we are offering in Ladies underwear?-! A better line at 40, or two for 75 cents,
! Wool and silk mixed @ 50, 60 and 75 cts.


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