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 NO. 127.     UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, \PRIL 16, 1895.      $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
Hut cannot sell goods at cost on crpdit; conskquently
on and aftkb al'ril ist i will 1)0 business on thk  cash
system, and my prices are:
IIn��7**rian Plnur ?5.00 p��r lib). Pest American Coal Oil  . .$2,8."> per case
H��st I'ortlHhd Hour St. 0   "      * Cal fomia Canned Km it    $*J UO per ll��s.
Huit 11-tni*. l-lt't-t. lon-'on l.tiyor Haiiiim :s lbs fr 25et.
Bm. Ureikfait, Union  13 OK Currants      (lba. fr 25 eta
Vancouver Grai ulatod Sugar ��� t ot Chh cm.*��� 84.'0 per 100 lba,
Urfirht Y��Huw Swtiftr���not Chh,cm��� fl 25 por ICO lbs
r'vau H**ai!B or Tom Uitt*  IU cniiB for fl CO
Gofc out (ini-Uitiotih on Nails when you wuu< any.
\t&~8o Skimping in Weights and Measurcs^S-1 at *������*���-
JAMES McKIM, Union, n.C.Mar.20,1895.
England   Restaurant
,,.;.;���      p.-0|-    ,
Meais At All Hours
Prices: -10c 15c and 25c      21 Meals fcr JD5.00.
-^ Union, B. 0,^=-
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and  Domestic Cigars.    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Th* Above Stoma Adjoin, W: ere Everything of the lett in their Kei.piG.ive
hues will be found.
A. If. Mclntyre Prop.
Spring weather is here* also rp- ing
goods. Come and exam ; e our
stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Thomas C. Morgan,
Courtenay,   B. C,
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
Theobald & Brakes
P. O, Boi 151.
House, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole  Agents  for
White Enamel
and    Gold
fasMenaUe Tailor.
mmm mm
We supply the best of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and FridaysandatUnion
every week day.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
U/K will send you by mall for S5
f��� a, 2Sn*2 " P-JW^JIlMtoP, or tlx
for 11.15  tor relief of pains la b��olt
or OllOSt. vm*��
The Whniconi Blue C��liyoh mine catastrophe which was c.mscd hv the ex
plosion uf fire damp resulted in tlie death
ol twenty three men. The following .ire
lhe jiames of the killed: Supt, David V.
Jones, who leaves a wife but nn children;
Andrew Andeison, v ho lev es a wife anil
one child: Jas. McAndrews, 36 years old,
brother of ex-iii.irsh.tll McAndrews of
Sealtie, leaves .1 wife at Blue Canyon;
Janies Kirkly, leaves a wife who is aister
of County Commissioner Rogers; and a
number of single men, namely���Charles
Silverman, C. Rnmberg, Wm. Lister,
Samuel Olson, Jas. McNully, J. A. Morgan, Martin M. Ilium, E, I". Ch.isc,
Chas. Carlson, II. Kaveu of Fairhuven,
Fillip Bcnkle. Win. Evans, J. Williams,
Alex Ilendrickson, II.n Morgan, (ieo.
Roberts, Thos. Conlin, brolher of deputy
sheriff Conlin aud Lucas Lokaka.
The charges against the police force at
Vancouver are to be investigated befoie
magistrate Jordan next week.
The appointment of J.ts. Fitzsimmons
as deputy warden of li. C. peni-,enliary
created wide spread indignation on the
On Thursdry 'ast at Nanaimo, Daniel
McKayan, well known and respected in
that community, was accidentally killed
by f.tllii.y rock in No. 1 pit.    His partner,
sniied lor Enj.Jnnd in custody ol officers.
\\'m. Cullen, Q. C��� has been elected
speaker of the English House of Com
1110ns by a small majority, in place of
Hon. Wellesley I'cele, resigned.
Win. Hume was burned in death in a
cabin on View street, Victoria, on Thursday last.
The Japancse-Chii ese peace negotia
lions are progressing favoriiblv. China
will concede practically all that Jiip!.h
There is some trouble ainong the
Kooien.iy Indians, who claim' the whites
are trespassing on llieir loids. Il is prob
able that ihc mounted police will be sent
from lhe Noilcwc-t.
The remans of Jas. Jess, the miner
who was killed at the new shaft, weie*
interred in Vancouver on Wednesday.
Arrangements a*e under way in N inai
mo for a monster celebration on the 24;!!
of May in which Wellington will join.
Kev. I). A. McKac of Nanaimo h.-,s
started a movement against gambling
and the social evil which he claims are
terribly prevalent.
From San '"ninci.-eo wc learn that ihc
Coast Seamen's union have won the fight
against ship owners. Vessels lit San Diego have been compelled to ship crews at
union rates, $35 per month, which practi
Clllly ends lhe strike.
Andrew Haslam Uft for Ottawa last
Thursday morning to attend the opening
of parliament.
April 13���Thomas Charles, an Indian,
fur drunkenness and causing a disturb
ance at Union wharf, plead guilty and
was fined $15 and cosis.
In all thc business of life, reserves arc
necessary to safety. Hanks mnst have
receive*; Loan associations must have
reserves; Life insurance companies must
have reserves; the individual musl have
reserves of mental and physical force,
and unless he has cash or property reserves he is in exactly the same position
as any of lie instituiions above
named, i. e. on ihc verge of bankruptcy,
and liable at anv lime to disasier. Even
a thrifty housekeeper must have reserves.
It is not a hard tiling lo save ten cents
a day and put it in the Dominion I'uild-
it.g and Loan association which will p:o
ducc $500 in 96 months,
A man smokes two cigars a day. If
he only smoked onc and put the price of
the other in the Dominion and Loan
stock he would have handed to him $500
in 9ft months.
r,n,Hmvi��, druggist,
'���II    .lollll'.un    'M
Victoria, n.C.
Union Lodge No. 11 and Cumberland
Encampment   No. 6 will   celebrate   the
76th Anniversary ofthe Order
���with a���
On April 25th at Piket's Hall.
To which ladies are requested to bring
a necktie or rosette the same pattern as
Tickets admitting a gentleman and lady,
$2.50, may be had from any of the committee, or at Leiser's, McKim's, Mel'hee
& Moore's and E I'imbury & Co's.
Supper at thc Waverly.
Music by Prof. I'eiper.
John Whyte, D.Ennis,  A.Lindsay"!
R.Cessford, W.Cessford, O Barker! Com.
Bargains! Bargains!
We  are this  week  offering
in Flannelettes, Prints, Ginghams, Hats, Caps, Gent's Fur
Nistiiis'G.s, Boots and Shoes,
  J     TRYTHEMI      ..
Call and get our prices of Grocrtes, Meats,
Vi 11  tnl.S   e      ///���        K^Sole Agents in the District for
V    If   llll/l   ty,     UL.       ��J.-The Celebrated Skki.ton Shirt Manufact'y
V!: ���''>--\        .   I
By F. P. Smith, n,3c��� C.E.
(No. 2)
Th? earth's crust has been spoken of
as only great layers of sedimentary rocks,
and these are all of aqueous origin; but
these sedimemary rocks have been rudely disturbed fr"in their normal condition
bv upheavals and great intrusions of
rocks from an igneous source; and so we
have the two groups of rocks, one by
aqueous origin and the olher igneous,
i'iie Inter we will not elaborate on but
confine ourselves chiefly to thc former;
and lo make it more explicit extend the
table in la t week's article, anci give the
approximate thickness at-different parts.
Beginning al the   lowest   sedimemary
rocks and taking them itl the   ascending
order, we have first of nil  Ihe L.iurenlian
rocks about 30.000 feet thick, and  mainly consisting of  highly   metamorphosed
rocks greatly disturbed.    Gi eiss   is   ihc
principal   rock,  bill   occasionally  it  is
tound inlerstraiifit'd by crystalline   lime
slone.    The age ol ihesr r >eks is so   immense that it is ail but impossible 'o find
any signs ol animal life in them; *"till   by
carciul   miscroscrtipic   iiispcctiou   there '
has been loi'i-id in different  countries  a (
calcareous fossil called tlio Eozonn Cana- j
dense, being first found in  Canada,   Al- j
though ihis is the  only   fossil   ihat   bus I
been found, there is no doubt   from   lhe j
rocks being limestone, t'lat   animal   life I
existed ai that time, for we know nf none j
but organic means  by   which   extensive
beds of limestone can be funned.   There i
has a'so heen found   occasionally   layers
of graphite in ihe Canadian   Laurentiun
rocks   which  renders   ibe   presence  of
plant life very probable.
Cambrian rocks have a thickness of
about 20,000 feet nnd mainly consist of
sandstones and slates. The analogous
rocks to these in Canada are the Hum-
man group; bin il would be stretching
the imagination ton far to say that they
had been laid down contemporaneously
wiih ihe Cambrian locks of Britain,
These rocks show in many places rain
pits and ripple marks indicating that
tbey hav been shore formations; and
from thc fossils found in them, to be
more fresh water formations than marine.
The Silurian rocks are divided into
many different groups, consisting chiefly
of slates, shales, sandstones and conglom
erates. Their thickness is from 3,000
to 20,000 fret. These rocks are verv
rich in fossil remains, especially the upper groups, and contain everything from
a fish downwards-, and with the exception
of a land plant found, they may all be
classed as a marine deposit.
The next in Ihe series is Ihc Old Red
Sandstone or Divonian formation, and
these attain a thickness of 10,000 feet.
As the name indicates these incus are
chiefly sandstone and conglomerates,
and arc termed Old to distinguish them
from the rocks in a higher scries, and
Red on account of being colored by red
oxide of iron.    1'hc fossils found  in   iliis
series show a disiinct change in life, th*.
marine fossils being gradually dwarfed
and supplanted by fresh waler fish and
land plains, indicating that this sediment
ary formation has been deposited in great
inland lakes, probably salt at first, but
afterwards becoming decidedly fresh.
The Carboniferous series now should
have lhe leading place of all rocks, for it
is from these sedimentary rocks that we
have derived the greatest wealth. It
must not be supposed that all the Carbon
i'erous rocks are coal, but thai name has
been given to ihe group on account of
the great prevalence of coal beds inter-
siraufied through the whole scries. The
group consists of sandstones, shales,
coal and conglomerates, attaining a
thickness of about 20,000 feet. Again it
must be understood ihnt it is not in Ihe
Carboniferous group alone that coal is
found, because in this country the Carboniferous group may be said to be en-
tircl) absent, and il is in tbe Cretaceous
era tint we find our coal; and so in differ
em countries il is found in different
groups, and cant.oi be said 10 have been
laid down comeinporaneously, although
lhe condition < f continents and seas must
have been simi'ar. Now lo understand
lhe formation ol coal in ihe most recognized sense of the leim, we must disabuse
our minds of the physical features of the
different countries as they are at present.
Take for example tbe Carboniferous
group of Great Britain and imagine
what lhe pjnsiial features ofthe country
were .it thai lime. The greatest part ol
ihe liritish i-lcs- must have been occupied
by two large seas wilh high mounlainous
land in lhe norlh of Scoiland and a great
ridge of kind running through the centre
ol Kngland. These seas were gradually
filled up by disintegration of other rocks
and the general rising of ihe land until
Ihey formed laige swamps abounding ia
luxurious vegetation. The decaying of
vegetable mailer in tliese swamps formed
ihc coal which is now worked, marking a period when the swamps were
nbove waler. The land gradually subsided and again seas were formed giving
us the intervening beds of sandstones
and shales according to thc disintegration of lhe various rocks. This must be
taken as the most probable formation of
coal and applied tn all ihe coal formationi
in ihe higher series. It can be seen from
the various beds in this group lhat tht
fossils must be very varied, including
plant life, fishes, shell, insects and rep-
The Permian group consists of sandstones some magnesium limestones,
marks and conejomerates, and have a
thickness of about 2,000 feet. The fossils in ihis group ure runcious and consist both of fresh water and marine life.
The general nature of these Paleozoic
rocks on account of their age show great
disturbances as having taltn place, and
consequently we find them often contort.
ed, faulty, metamorphosed and associated wilh volcanic effusions. The life of
lhat period having been confined to thc
lower class of animals generally, no trace
of birds or mammals have yet been discovered ;n ihese rocks. *���*-*���*���***%**��� 5 N^h.\\\\V
*��� It was the act of a woman, Stratton,"
said Brettison with an apologetic smile,
"but 1 am only a weak old man, aud never
weaker ihan in those moments.
"I could not have been thero a moment,
and I must have glided down, or you would
have heard me. I oame to and for a moment could not understand why I was
there. Then all came back with overwhelming force, aud I crept back to the panel to
look through.
"Vou were returning from the door, and
tho next moment were standing by the
body, with the pistol in your baud, apparently unbanned; and then,to my horror,
it seemed as if you wero about to use tho
weapon upon youraelt; but to my Intense relief I aaw you thrust it into your pocket,and
then stand by tho body as if reft o! sense,
utterly helpless aa to what com so to
pursue. Wnile sharing your mUsty I forgot my intentions of Booking help j and
nerving myself for the encounter I waa
about to como round, but your looka chained me to the spot, and, utterly helpless
now, I stayed there watching your wild
countenance aud reading its meaning, aa
with un eager, hunted look you went to
tho outer door, opened it, and atood looking down. Then carefully closing both,
you went to the window to peer out furtively
from the side of the blind, as if to make
out whether by any possibility anyone
could havo overlooked the scene.
"I knew that you had some plan in mind
by your actions, and it rapidly dawned on
me what it was, as, like one suffering from
nightmare I stood watching, with the
cob! sweat gathering on my tace, as I saw
you go toward the other aide of tbe are-
place, como into fight again and take a
chair in lhe aame direction.
"I Boon divined, though, that it was to
bold open the door, aud now came tbe horror of tbe scene."
Stratton uttered a low groan aa be sat
there with his face buried in bis bands, ami
Brottiaon went on:
"1 was all clear to me now. You were
seeking for a way out of your terrible
dilemma by concealing tho body, and 1
looked on, speechless wuh horror, aB 1 saw
you stoop to seize the arms, droop forward,
anil fall ocrosB the cheat."
"X was faint from my hurl," said Stratton, almost in a whisper.
*��� But you rose directly, audi saw you
drag the body toward the door of your
bathroom, and,as if drawn there to know
the rest, I came back lure und stood listen- j
tng by that loose panel, where the aceue
atood out aB vividly before me an if I were
in the aame room."
Stratton groaned, while, excited by his
narration, Brettison went ou :
"You were evidently faint still, and
weak, for I heard you atop again and again,
only to resume the dreadful task of dragging the body along the floor, till at last
you Btood within a tew feet of me, aud I
could hear your labored breathing lor a few
minutes, followed by a sound tbat I kuew
to be  tbe throwing back of tho bath lid ;
rackpd my brains for houra and evoked
dozens of plans, but there was alwayB some
terrible obstaole in the way, and at last I
Bat back here in utter despair, seeing
nothing but the plain fact before me���tnat
your wisdom was greater than mine, aud
that the only way our of the difficult waa
the ono you had chosen���to restore the
body lo tbe hiding-place iu thero.
"It waa miserably humiliating, but I
could do no more. It was madness to keep
She poor wretch where I bad laid him ;
discovery might oome at any time. Once 1
thought of leaving him there and going
away myself���disappearing, as it were, from
tbt* world. X could keep my chambers
untouched for months���perhaps years���by
sending a check to the agent from time to
him, it cleared you from what might devolve iu a charge of murder ; on the other
hand, if I let him die, Myra would be free,
aud Some day������"
���' No, no, impossible)" groaned Stratton*
"Go on."
"I could not decide what I ought to dn
at firat, for���I confess tt���I waB dragged
both ways ; but 1 took the right road,
"It waa late, but it was a case of
emergency, and the man'a face helped me
to tell the tale I meant tu tell. There was
tbo swollen nose and there were the pimply
blotches of the man woo drank. That was
sutlicient for ire ; and, with a strength of
which I did uot believe myaelf capable, I
dragged him by the shoulders into my
bedroom and locked bim in. Theu, taking
my hat, I made my way out unseen, look
a cab, and bad myself driven to the house
of un obi servant, who wis a pensioner of
mine iu South London. She was just about
to retire for the night, but readily made
preparations for the reception of au unfortunate friend of mine who had met with an
accident, while I hurried back, discharged
|my   oub, took a fresh oue���-the man, for
time. Hut I knew that tliis must end in [amplepay, being willing enough to under-
disoovery. An unforeseen evi-nt might take my task, and .soon fouud for me a
result in the chambers being  opened  and  strong helper,
searched, and, in all probability, tbe dead " The rest waa eaay. I lied to them,
might take revenge uud prove our betrayer and, on taking the man up with mo, left
���you,  us a naturalist, know how. I him in   my room,   while I went  into tho
"1 nave that up, ihon, liko tho rest,and,
in inter de-pair began to unfasten the door
agaiu, drew it open, listened, and all was
snll, Vou and Guest wre, in all probability, asleep. *
"Going back to the hearthrug, sick and
in disgust, I stooped down to reverse my
repulsive ta*-k, when, as I touched the body
my room,
chamber, trembling lest X should  tiud our
enemy was dead.
"Hut he w.is lying back aa I bad left
him, ou a lounge, sua 1 returned to the
fellow I bad brought up. I gave the man
brandy, took a glass myself, and, before
utilizing the help I bud brought, purposely
. apriukU-d tbe wounded man with spirit���a
and halt raised his bead and shoulders trom i hint heing sufficient to direct tho helper's
the floor, like a flash of lightening, the way thoughts into the channel that thiB person
ont of the dilliculty came. Then,overconie ��� he waa to help to tbe cab was a victim to
by my emotion, i literally reeled into my ' delirium tremens, for tbe face was evidence
bedroom like a drunken man, aud dropped   enough.
upon my knees hy my pillow in the thank- | �� My new companion was to havo asov
fulness of my heart, though it was long 1 erigu for big pains, so he fouud no cause to
before I could utter other words than��� object; and when I offered to help laugh.
'Heaven, I thank thee !    My poor   lad   is   ingly put me aside.
saved, " * Ob, 1 can carry bim,' he said, Mike a
" A bold, indifferent manner was all, X
felt, that was necessary* and fortune tavoted
me, for we bid not pass a soul, and tbe
STROKE. I placing  of an apparently   tipsy   man in a
���,, .   , , , ,   : four-wheel cab was not novelty  enough to
The moment   before   these   last   words, eXclte  the   intere8t 0f passers-by,    f was
escaped rom Brettison's lips Strstton had       *l0 pi hb  -, t(.*, ft boh^ oarcleM
been sitting there with bia  elbows  on the  front carried all before it, ond ina very few
taole, his face worn, haguard, and   full   of  minutes I had left my chambers locked up,
the helper was on tbe box  seat, and we
,    . , .       ���. . wore rolled over Blackfriars Bridge to my
he watched him eagerly.    J he explanation  oi,i 813rvant'a bouse.
wasco.m gat last.    Ine half-cynical,   in- j     �� Here he wae carried in, but  old Mary
different mauuer, too, had passed away, as |8n0ok *ier head Hl the scout of the spirits,
he continued. but assisted willingly till  my charge was
"Icamebaok to this very ohair,Stratton,lftid the blfl'the cabman and hia
hn\\^^5ta\\\i!^!^!! J!"   "AT !u!!. : <*���P*-"*��-* dismissed, and then tbe doctor
'" "'"   '    '        '""   was fetched,"
haggard, and   full
honor and disgust;   but now tbe   interest
in his old friend's statement returned,   and
before, to stoop down at once aud then
go upou one knee there���there ou the
rug. His bead wa9 just there, boy, and
his face a little on one side, so tbat tbe
profile of the vile scoundrel stood ont.elear-
ly cut, agUust the background of dark
chocolate wood."
"'Ibe doctor came, Baw the patient, and
made bis examination carefully, ending by
applying proper bandages   to   Ihe wound,
while Barron lay perfectly insensible, only
uttering a low moan now and then, as if bo
felt pain when louched ; otherwise he   lay
Brettison's manner waa now excited, hi3  quite calmly, as if asleep.
words low and hcarae, and bis manner had       "And as   the doctor busied   himself   he
proved   contagious ;  for    Stratton's   lips  asked   no questions ;   but,  as if he were
parted, uud   he  leaned  over   toward tlio  influenced by my thoughts as I  Btood  by
speaker, j him, waiohlug mm and waking to give him
"Fora few minutes I oould do no more,1'la garble���there, a lying���* veralou   of the
| cotitiuued   Brettison,    "A horrible dread  incident, ho at last took tbe very view as I
assailed me���that 1   had been deceived��� 'wished to convey it to him by words,
that the door I had,   iu imagination,   seen ;     " 'A   bad case, sir,' he  said at laat.    "I
open before me bad closed again, and lhat  can do no more now. The bullet ia evident-
I was once more shut in witli the terrible  ly deeply imbedded,   I will uot take  the
dilliculty.    But,  nerving myself again,  I   risk of probing for it.    Shall X get ono of
passed one arm  beneath the shoulders as   our eminent specialists in consultation ?'.,
before, raised bim a little, and once morel      "J shook my bead.
there was a low moan."
"What?" crietl Stratton  wildly,
startled from his seat.
'Wait patiently, and   you
Fai.nl ?' i said at laat.
" Ho shrugged hia shoulders,
" ' Muat speak plainly, air,' he aaid.  ' It
is of no uae to talk of hope to a mau when
ball  hear,1
,id Brettison ; then,  drawing a panting one   feels that thero can   be none,    t
SdthS'/oUowd*^ !,miV!' M U  b^.Lfop "f   recalling the fellow, hia face tella the talc plainly enough.
���    terrible scene,   with  its excitement,   waa Drink.    Stimulus after stimulus till  the
horrible struggle witb a weight with which
you were not fit to cope. A minute later
the lid was closed and you Bhut and locked
the bath cloaet door, while I aat down,
faint and exhausted, to try and think oul
what I ahould do.
"I muat have aat there for a long time, tor
I was roused by the soun i of voices in your
room, aud I heard the scene tha:. took place
with the admiral. I knew that you fainted,
and that Guest tried the door which you
bad locked ; and I shuddered aa I thought
of what that place contained, uud how
easily the diacovery might fnllow.
" Hut thia time I had made up my mind
how to act ; aud, after stealiug out to get
the necessary toolB, I waited my time and
set to work. It was along task,for I had to
work and not make a sound; but the
old lastening soon gave way, and I drew the
door pen and atood shivering in the narrow
place, witb yours and Guest's worda coming plainly to me.
"At times you were angry, at o her
times Guest spoke loudly,and twice over he
had the outer door open to talk to people
ou the landing,
" Thoae were my opportunities, and,
helped by strength I did not think I possessed, I worked ou, dragging lho body out
inch by inch, and lowering it down, A
dozen limes over 1 felt that I muat be
heard, but you were both too intent upou
yourselves, and your worda often ro**e to a
quarrel on one side, and, as I said, at such
times I worked, lill at last 1 bore the mau
through the door and laid bim there."
He pointed GO the heavy rug in front of
tbe fireplace, and, as if fascinated,Stratton
gazed at the spot.
" The rest of the task waa lighter for
tbo moment; 1 had but to close tho door,nnd
secure ii slightly. I left tho proper fastening
up till a future time, and I'll tell you that
now���the fastening up took place at the
time when you working shudderlngly in
the dark, taking in cans of spirit, and
pouring tbem g ruling ami echoing into
the bath ; and I heard all this, and,the liim I
screwing down of the lid and screwing up
of your door. 1 tell you 1 heard it all,boy,
ana still worked on in your service,"
" In my service ?" said Stratton blankly,
" Yes. Why did t do all thia ? Did I not
know that in -spite of all your scheming aud
precautions, sooner or later the discovery
must be made. Was 1 to let you live on with
'.liat horror waiting always at your elbow,
driving yon mad wilh dread, as I felt it
was for your sake, boy, that I fought as I
did, and brought your victim out here."
" Tell me at or.co what you did���with
" Let me tell you my owu way. Old men
are tedious, Stratton, awl I am, I suppose,
no exception to the rule, However, J will
be brief, for I am torturing you, i fear.    I
almoat moro thau he could bear,  he  went  brandy, or whatever it ia, ceases to bave
on : % : ita effect,  1 knew one poor fellow wbo used
"I lowered him again, not daring to toheat brandy over a spirit lamp to make its
think that he was alive, knowing that the effect more rapid. Yea, ceasea tc have its
sound nimbi have beeu caused by the os. eilcct, and more is used. Theu the digestive
cape of a little air from the cavity of the powers break down, the over-goaded brain
chest. For a few minutes I was sure that leaps from its bounds, and we have the
this wan so, and my hopes were ail dashed delirium that ends in men feeling that life
again. People havo called me a learned ia not worth living, and makea them suici-
inan, Malcolm;  but,   before   a   difficulty  dal iike this.'"
like that,  1 was a poor, helpless, ignorant:     "You    remember   the   very    words*"
child. ! Baid Stratton, looking at, hie friend wonder*
" Mastering myself, though, at laat, I; ingly.
thrtiai my hand into his breast ; hut ll "Word for word," said Brettison alowly,
could feel nothing. I fancied there was a "and always shall. I remember, too, the
pulsation, but could not tell but that it thrill of horror that ran through my nerves
might he caused by my own throbbing I as he- stood for a few moments with hia
arteries. I tried the wrists, and then, : baok to me, between me and the bed,bend-
tearing open ihe collar of his shirt, thrust ing tirst over his patient,and then straight*
my hand in there, and the pulsation was ening himself up and raising one arm���hia
plain now. Moro, I distinctly felt a throb, \ right���with the fist clenched, all but the
as a low moan once more escaped the man's . index finger, which he passed over his
lips." j shoulder to touch, with the point of the
"Not dead'" gasped Stratton. "Her finger, the spot behind hia own ear where
husband !    Liv ng'.'   Great Heavens !" the bullet bad entered,
He sank back into hia chair, staring "For afew moment's I did not understand
widly ; ami then, in a hnatBe whisper:
"Go ou I" lie panted, "go on 1"
"The way  of   escape was open widely
his thoughts were solely of and for her.
The man still lived, and Bhe was his wife
���tied to an escaped convict, and at his
mercy, unless Brettison had done his duty
and handed him over to the authorities.
But with his sympathetic feeling for her,
there came over him a seuse of overwhelm
ing despair at Iub owu helpless position.
He passed his hand across iiiseyea.threw
up hia head, and aeemed more like ttie old
Malcolm Stratton, as he held out his baud
to his friend, took that which was eagerly
extended to him, and the iwo men sat,
hand grasped iu hand, silently for the apace
of some minutes.
Brettisou was first to apeak.
"Then you thiuk, iu spile of all, I did
" 1 think you saved that man's life,"
said Stratton wilh a faint, aad smile upon
hia lip. "But for you I muat have gone to
the grave wilh that kno - ledge always ou
my brain. You have spared me lhat, X
can sleep without waking to thiuk of that
man's blood being on my hands."
" And there is hope for you yet,"
whispered Brettieon earnestly.
"Where?" said Stratton mournfully.
"In the othei world?"
" Bah ! Despairing at your age ? Why,
nnn, this life is .full of change and surprise.
Nothing comes to pass ao often as tho
Stratton shook his head.
" What! Doubting, in the face of all I
have told you just now? Why, man, my
news must have como upon you like a
miracle. Gome, X enall aee you and Myra
happy yet.'1
"Silence!" cried Strattonaternly. "Im*
possiblol All that is past. Brettison, I
accept iny fate in all thankfulness for what
1 know. If Myra and I ever meet again,
1 can take her hand aud look her calmly
iu tbe eyea. I kuow my position now,
and, thank God, 1 am once more a man��� ���
tree from the great horror of my life. Now, I
tell me. Tiie man recovered from hia
" Yes," aaid Brettison, looking at Stratton curiously, "be ia quite rocovered from
that; ouly much changed."
"Ynu bave seen him laloly, then?" cried
Stratton eagerly,
'Yes* not many hours siuce,"
"Brcttiaou !"
"Yea?    Why do you start like that?"
"Theu you have not handed him over to
the authorities?"
"No.    Why ahould I?"
"Man, you ask me that? You leave him
freo to go yonder and make bor life a burden?"
"I did not say ao," replied Brettison
calmly. " Supp >*���<.��� I had handed tbe man
over to thc authorities, what then ? Tbo
news would have been in every paper of ibe
convict's marvelous escape from death.
Pleasant reading for the Bourne Square
breakfast tabic. Surely that poor girl bas
suffered enough ?''
" Tell me where is the mau. He has
been iu your charge ever since his recovery."
" From the wound ?    Yes."
"And he submits io your diets tion���to
your rule?"
" Yes."
" Because he fears that you will give him
"No ; he doea not fear tbat. But listen
to me ; you shall uot judi/e too hastily.
Wait till you know ail my reasons,"
" Tell me them."
"No* now."
" When then?"
"After you bave seen James Barron."
" Seen him ? Meet that man again ? "
cried Stratton, with a look of horror.
"Impossible I"
"No ; il is my wish���my prayer. Come
witb me and see him. Then you shall decide what shall be done ; and I witl give
you my word that I will follow out your
wishes to tbe letter."
"You promiso that ?"
Brettison gavo him hia band in token of
hia promise, and Stratton stood thiuking
for a moment or two.
"Yes," be Bald then, "I have no cause to
fear. It ia cowardly to refuse. When shall
the meeting be ?"
hia gesture ; then I grasped the fact, and
followed hia thoughts. He was, in imagination, holding a pistol  to his head as  he
now," cried Brettison, reachiug over to ] thought Ms patient must have held it wheu
clutch his companion's wrist, "and 1 could the trigger wau drawn. He had completely
see my way clearly. It was madness to taken my view that I wished to impart,and
attempt to move the body of a dead man he wa*i thinking of lho inquest and the
through the streets, boy���detection was j evidence he wiuld have to give.''
certain ; but to take a aick or injured man I Stratton looked at him for a few moments
from one place to another was simplicity ' wi''1 dilated eyes.
Itself, aud I breathed freely. 1 could ! At last ho apoke, for Brettison had beaut," I oome wrapped iu thought, and sat gazing
"Not dead���not dead I" muttered Strat- j before him, aa if seeing  the   whole horror
ton, who looked as if he had received aome   ��-lc(- *8*mD*
terrible men al blow, which had confused ; *' And did he," said Stratton, in broken
his faculties and made the effort of following | words, " attend him���to the end ; did he
his old friend'a narrative almost beyond hia j say���at tho inquest -that it was suicide !"
powers, " No," said brettison, looking up with a
"I  closed  tbat door at once,  in  dread "tart from his musings, and watching the
A Baby Bicyclist
Out in San Francisco there may be seen
any bright day a tiny figure on a tiny
bicycle, scurrying along the roadways of
tbe park of that city. This is little Laurine
now lest the moans should have heard
and, able to grasp the position, I
could work cooly enough. Going down on
my hue b with sponge and basin, 1 soon
found that there waa a small orifice behind
the right ear. This bad bled freely, but it
had ceased ; and, grasping at once that
tbe bullet had gone upward, I examined
next to find ita placo of exit
"There was none.    Tbe bullet waa, in
all probability, still in the head.
"Ho moaned  a little aa I bathed away
all iraces  of the  injury ; and   when I had
effect of his words on his companion ; " he
tended him, but dames Dale, or Barron,
did uot die.   He is living now."
"James Barron living now?" cried Stratton excitedly.
"Thank  Heaven 1"
Bu1. as tbv words left bis lips his whole
mauuer changed. Hia face had lighted up
done, save that tiny oritieo just behind the at Brettison's announcement, for the
ear, there was nothing to show that he was knowledge that ho was not auawerable for
not sleeping, for the face was quite com- ��� the convict's death���that he had not slain
���posed. | the husband of the woman he  loved���was
" What to do next?   Not a  moment, I  a tremendous weight, which  had crushed
felt, must bo loat, if I wished to save bia   him down, suddenly removed; but, like a
life ; and, with a feeling o�� grim cynicism,   a midden, scathing   flash, came the horror
I asked myself whether I did.   For X was of Myra's position once-more.
in a dilemma.    On  one hand,  if   X savod ;    There  waa no selfishness in the feeling;
The smallest cyclist in tbe world.
Devanv, who ia tho smallest bicyclist in
tbe v orld, She is only three years old, a
de r little girl, with Huffy yellow hair and
< if blue eyes. Sbo rides a wheel that had
to be mado especially for her, of course,and
i��, weighs only twelve pounds, Tbe picture
of her which is given here shows what a
roguish little face she has, and what a
chubby little sprite she is in her blouse and
bloomers. Those who have seen her ride
say it is something to remember, as those
twinkling legs churn the pedals nnd the
bright curls toss back from beneath the
Tarn o' Shunter as she races before the
Quite a Surprise.
Great Booth I what's the matter with this
She���Mercy I how doeB it taste ?
Why, good.
Conflicting Symptoms.
Poor Cholly !    What did he dio of ?
The doctors are not quite certain whether it was cigarettes or unrequited love.
"Mrs. Bowser,'1 began Mr. Bowser tht
other evening aa he laid aside his paper,
"have you missed anything in particular
"You haven't smoked since dinner and I
was wondering if you didn't feel well," ah***
"No, I have uot smoked since dinner,
and I shall never smoke another cigar. I
have been figuring, Mrs. Bowser���I have
not only been figuring, but X have been to a
doctor anil had a long talk and learned
something new,"
"You are not going to give up smoking
again ? You knew how it alwaya atfecta
you when you try to Btop."
"I know nothing ahout it! " be stifily replied. "X have never I ried to give up
smoking. If I had determined to abandon
thc habit I  should  have dono so."
"But on twenty ditlereni occasions you
"Nevermind what. X have tried to do on
twenty different occasions, Mrs. Bowser I"
he interrupted, with a wave of his hand,
" As I said before, I have been figuring.
My oigar bill will average $',i per week."
"Butyou enjoy smoking."
" That haB nothing to do with the mat*
ter. Three dollars per week is SI,"iti per
year. In the course ot ten years 1 throw
away about $1,600* If I smoke for forty
years, which is quite probable, I have
burned up the sum of $7,000. Not only
that, but 1 have meanwhile paid the doctor's at least $3,000 to cure the ilia arising
from the habit. There you have it, Mrs.
Bowaer���10,000 big dollars gone up iu
smoke !"
"But you take such comfort in smoking,"
ahe persisted.
" What if I do?" lie replied.    " No man
has a moral right to throw away ��10,000.
Smoking is a vice���a habit.    No mau who
is a man should let a habit make un idiot
of him.    I had a loug talk with  a docioi
aud he told me that smoking  begot ahout
forty ditterent ailments of the human ays*
tern.    It also shortens human lifo by from
five to ten years.    My mind is fully mads
" And you wiil quit smoking V
" I will quit."
'* But can you ?"
"Mis. Bowser," he Baid as he arose and
stood before her, with his thumbs in the
armholes of his vest, " I am a determined
man. There is no such word aa ' can't' iu
my vocabulary, 1 shall quit smoking. I
have quit. The ��'.i which 1 have heretofore
wasted, and worso than wasted, will hereafter bo banded to you overy Saturday. It
will buy your hats, hosiery and gloves.
For the last fifteen yeara I have heen an
idiot,    1 am au idiot no longer."
"1 wonhln't try to break otf all at once,"
Bhe replied, as he promenaded around the
" That's whero my strength of character
will come iu Mra. Bowaer. No mau can
break otf a habit by degreea, I have put
my foot down, and there it will stay. X
will conquer or dio, and I don't expect to
die. As 1 hod negleoted to state, the
docior gave me something to take three
times a day to remove the desire to smoke.
I will now take tbe first dose. Have the
girl bring me up a little water in a glass."
"You���you won't blame me ?" queried
Mrs. Bowser as she pressed the button,
"Blame fiddlesticks : That's a nice way
to enoouage a husband to preserve his
health and awe money I llowcml blame
you ? I contract the habit of smoking ten
cigars a day. lama fool. I make up my
mind to amoke uo more, I gel over being
a fool. What is there to blame you
"But every time you have tried it before
you have���"
"Never tried it before - never I I am
now trying for the firat and laat time. Here
goes for lhe dose. A-h-b 1 That instant ly
quiets the craving for the weed 1 Ten
thousand dollars saved aud ten years added
to my life 1"
Mrs. Bowser had no word of ennourag-
meni. She had been through the mill about
'JO times, and the result had always been
the same. Mr. Bowser sat down again and
tried to read, got up and wandered around
the house, was moody and taciturn for the
next two hours aud when ready for bed
complained of cramps and dizziness. He
dropped to aleep Boon after tumbling into
bed, however, and it was midnight before
his doleful sighs and groans aroused Mrs.
Bowser. She lay quiet and let him go on
and was not a bit surprised wheu be tinallj
crept caretully out of bed, tumbled around
iu a drawer of bis dresser for a cigar, and
having lighted the weed sat down by the
open window and puffed and grunted in his
"Mr. Bowser," she suddenly broke in on
him, "you are a desperate man I"
He gave a sudden start, but sank back in
hopes ahe was talking in her sleep.
"You will conquer or die ! For 15 years
you havo been an idiot 1"
He was fairly caught, and tor a minute
he made no reply. Then he sud lenly remembered that there was a loophole for
escape, and he walked over to the bed and
towered above her and Baid :
"Woman, were you silly enough to believe I didn't aee through your perfidious
scheme ?"
"What perfidious scheme ?"
" Never you mind 1 It waa as clear tt
me as daylight, aud I would have boon an
idiot to fall into the trap 1 This is the last
hair that breaks the camel's hack, Mrs.
Bowser 1 To-morrow your lawyer ean call
upon my lawyer 1"
"To see about the divorce and alimony!
I have reached the limit 1 That's all! Any
further discussion can be confined to our
respective attorneys 1"
And having silenced and crushed Mrs,
Bowser after the usual fashion he smoked
three cigars in succession aud tumbled
back iuto bed with hiB good nature fully
restored and a wish that it were morning,
so he oould  keep right on smokiug all day.
Walts���1 see th it some one has invented
an automatic cradle for rocking the baby.
I wonder if it would be an infringement if
a fellow were to get up an automatic
spanking machine ?
Potts��� It wouldn't be an infringement,
hut neither would it aell. What satisfaction
could an outraged parent get out of a mere
machine ? THE HOriE.
How to Wash Dishes.
ii is no uncommon thing to hear a
housekeeper lamenting that her dishes are
no longer white, aa they wero wheu tew ;
that they are stained brown or black, and
especially around the handles. Alao that
many of the prettiest pieces are broken,
and almost every remaining one nicked or
cracked. Perhaps a new aud moderately
expensive aet was bought, and at the end
of two years not enough respectable looking onea were lefo lo aet the table decently. The housewife is naturally an ardent
lover of pretty and artistic table ware. It
breaks her heart (and her pocket book) to
have the dishes continually broken. The
fault lies chiefly witb tbe ono who washes
tbe dishes, aud the rest of tbe blame belongs to the cook, About one pirsou lu
fifty who washes dishes knows how, or if
thoy know do not tako the trouble to wash
them properly. Tho noise in some household kitchens at dishwashing limes resembles the sound in thfl alley back of a counter lunch room during tho busy hours.
Delicate plates, Clips, and Baucers are
banged together indiscriminately into the
dUhpau. The handles of jugs, pitohers,
and covered dishes get knocked off without a pause on the part of the worker. A
prelty tumbler goea smaBh. Never mind,
it's only ont of a dozen. Too many women
unfortunately know how truo this is. Such
work is carelessness, pure and simple, or
worse, laziness unadulterated. A careful
dishwasher is a godsend to auy family
She proceeds something after this manner :
A pan of aoft water hot, as the hands ean
bear is firat procured, dust a little good
laundry soap is put into it. The cloth ie
clem and soft. First the glassware is
washed, then rinsed with clear, hot water,
and wiped on a towel of glass linen, which
leaves no lint ; it cornea out sparkling an i
as clear as crystal. Next tho cups and
saucers, which are handled gently, not to
break tbe handles ofl' the pretty cups nor
crack them. Renew the water to make il
hot, and put in plenty of soap for the b11-
ver ; it thon cornea out of the rinsing water
shining. Lastly come the plates and
larger dishes. Great care should be taken
that the edges are not knocked against
anything or each other, for that is what
makes the unsightly nicks, Kvery piece
should bo cleaned thoroughly, being especially careful about the crevices. A brush
can be used to advantage here. Tbe water
should be kept hot and the rinsing water
almost boiling when poured over the
washed dishes. Laat, but not least, the
towels must be clean und dry to make the
dishes bright. Old linen band tnwe's, if
not linty, make first-class dish towels. If
these (joints are observed, tho housewife
will need worry no moro about her dishes,
and they will be white and without nicks
or crack-*.
A Home-Made Waslistand.
No woman need be without a washsiand
in her bedroom unless she chooses, Hero
js a way to mako one, and any woman wbo
is a little of a catpenter will have no
trouble with it, Ur, perhaps she could induce some one of ths "men folks" to do it
for her, but she, ��� f course, would have to
superintend its construction.
Proouro four hoards fourteen inches wide
���two as long as tbe height stand is to be,
and i wo as long aa the leugih of atand.
Then nail the height board to one end of a
length board, half way up the height board
and you have a letter T. Then nail the eud
oi the other length board to the end of the
height board. This last length board is the
top of the stand. Theu nail on the other
. height board at the ends of the two length
boards, and there is a waaliBtand with a
shelf in it. This will be firmer if a couple
of boards are nailed down the back of it.
No* oover with cretonne, sateen or cambric and cheesecloth. Tack a newspaper
or heavy wrapping paper over tbe top tirst,
then tbe cretonne. Make a full ruffle of
the cretonne wide enough to reach from tbe
top oi stand to the floor. Gather it with a
heading at the top just large enough to
reach around the ends and front. Then
fck on with brass-headed tacka. The shelf
iusfde la bandy to keep shoe boxes etc.,in.
These stands are very pretty covered first
with blue or pink cambric and theu with
Dress Points.
It docs not pay to buy cheap bargain
veiling that ia mostly starch und melts
away tu tho rain and fog. For a amall hat
ir bonnet three-quarters of a yard is
enough. For a medium or large hat
always buy a yard. Then gather it along
Due edge in the middle so as to make it
fit to the hat brim and gather up tho
ends, letting the lower ends bag considerably more than '.ho upper in order to accommodate tho chin. Fasten the veil at
the back with a small gold or silver
safety pin, tucking the ends under the
In putting on skirt braids, it is a good
rdan to shrink tbem by dipping them in
jiot water and hanging tbem over a line to
dry olso after the firat ram you will Hnd
your skirt puckered around the bottom.
Bun the braid on flat and change whenever
it becomes Bhabby.
Aftor all the scolding about crinoline and
full akirta women have come to the conclusion that there is nothing quite so comfort*
able tor dancing or walking as tbe present
voluminous skirt which is tbe fashion of
the day.
Some Tested Recipes.
Sally Lunn,���One quart of flour, four
eggs, one-half cupful of melted butter, one
cupful of warm milk, one cupful of warm
water, our tablespoonfuls of yeast, one
teaspoonful of salt, and one-half teaspoonful of soda dissolved in hot water. Beat
tin* eggs to a stiff froth, add tho milk,
water, butter, soda and salt Stir in the
flour gradually so as to prevent inmps and
heat in the yeast. Set to rise in a buttered
dish for six hours, Bake steadily for
three-quarters of an hour and serve hot
without turning it out from  baking dish.
Thistle Puffs.���Stir into half a pint of
sifted flour, to which a aaltspoonful of sal1'
has beeu added, one gill of milk. Beat
the white of an egg to a stiff froth. Mix
the well beaten yolk with a gill of milk aud
stir into the batter ; add tbe white of egg
aud bake in muffin pans in quick oven.
Rico Rolls.���Moisten cold boiled rice
with a little milk, and stir iu rn-nigh white
Hour to make a still' dough. Knead on a
moulding board, and roll out about half an
inch thick, cut in linger lengths an inch and
a half wide, place in a floured pan and bake
in a quick over.
Coffee Oaks,���One cupful of strong cold
coffee, oue cupful of molasses, two* thirds of
a cupful of sugar, two-thirds uf a cupful of
butter or lard, one cupful of raisins, a
teaspoonful of sail, a teaspoonful of soda,
and spices. Mix the iugredients quickly
aud lightly and bike iu a briak oven.
Jelly Cako Flitters.���Cut some stale
sponge cake, or plain cake, into rounds
with a cake cutter. Fry tbem a nice brown
in hot lard. Dip each -dice for a moment
in a bowl of boiling milk; drain, lay ou a
hot dish, spread thickly with jam, serve
hot with cream.
Knitted Lace net.
The simple stitches used for this work
produce a lovely all-over pattern, like
lace-net. In silk, linen or fine wool it ia
suitable for any piece of work requiring a
thin, web-like design. The needles should
be rather oarae, compared with the thread,
.specially for wool.
To knit a square, with No. ."00 knitting
ailk, cast ou -ii stitches, evenly but quite
First row���Knit one, make three out of
the next stitch by kuittiug 1, purling 1
and knitting 1 without letting the stitch
ofl the needle till the third stitch is made,
hind oil 2 stitches j to do this knit '2 over the
last stitch, draw the preceding one, knit 1;
and over tbat draw the preceding one;
then, as before, "make 3, bind off 2,
repeat from* till ouly 1 stitch ia left, kuit
I, turn.
Second row���Kuit all plaiu (thereshould
be "JO stitches.)
Third row���Kuit 1 for the edge stitch,
bind off - (perhaps tbe beginner would
understand it better if we said knit the 3
lirst Btitches,draw the second over tbe last,
knit 1 and draw the preceding stilch over
that), make 3, * bind oil' 2, make 3, repeat
from * till only 1 stitch iB left, knit 1.
F^rth row���Knit all plaiu (26 stitches).
Begin again at tbe first row and repeat
these four rows till the work is as long as it
is wide ('he last row should always be a
plain row), then loo-ely bind off all of the
The edging is knit iu the same way, only
more stitches are required ; to ascertain
how many are needed, measure the article
to be trimmed, and allow for silk or flue
linen 1- stitches for each inch wi'.h one
extra stitch for each end ; that is for a tie
six inches wide allow 74 stitches (6x6):
bind ofl' very evenly ami loosely,as the binding forms the edgo of the tiny scallops. The
insertion is made ia the same way, hut is
much n�� ������ er. Lawn ties wi th fine linen
lace ���>��� I are very dainty andpretty.
A fun .oil square (ol) dutches) makes a
pretty centre fora pin-cushion cover ; the
border may be a ruffle of airy crocheted
knot-lace, sewed around thc square, or it
may be knifed in any thin, lace-like
pattern. Tho sketch showB such a cover,
bordered with knitted Tunisian lace with a
deep [ignited heading. It ahould be laid
diagonally over a large square cushion, and
be fastened with a how or roaetle of narrow
satin ribbon at each corner of the centre
Researches in the Air.
The air of a meeting room, tested in different places aud at different times during
the progress of lhe meeting, ahowed mini
hera of micro-organisms varying from 13"),-
(10(1 to 3,000,000. The air near the ground
contained fewer than the air near tho ceiling, For example, tbo air some four feet
from tbe ground contained 270,000 before
the mooting, aud at the eud of the meeting
400,000 ; while near the ceiling the amount
at. the beginning of the meeting wae 3,000 -
000, and at tbe end of tbe meeting this had
been increased to 3,500,000.
Air near a burning jet of gas ahowed the
largeat. figures of all. Thus, in the immediate vicinity of a bunsen flame the gigantio
number of 30,000,0110 was found ina cubic
centimeter, of -189,000,(100 per cubic inch,
lu Mr. Aitkin's own words . "It does Beem
strange that there may be as many dust
particles in one cubic inch of air of a room
at night when the gas is burning as there
are inhabitants in (Ireat Britian ; and that
in three cubic inches of gases from a bunsen
flame thero are is many particles as there
arc inhabitants of the world."
Possible teals on thc air of smoking rooms
would reveal atill greater numbers. Mr,
Aitken bas not yet tested such air, hut ho
found that a cigarrette smoker sends 1,000,4
000,000 p-JLftlotea', more or leas, into the air
with every puff he makes.
i married a hdy las
A ladv to live in tbe
Moon ;
From Kingston she
And my freedom curtailed ;
Alas ! I was mariied
too soou
wished a   piano
from Strauss;
She   ordered a   pedi*
greed " boss ;"
And   dresses   from
O   she     wanted   the
Earth !
Moreover &he wanted
to *'boB9."
I   gave her the   silvery
"5*^^-���*-|-**|_-'*-.. That hangs in tlio  Eaat
jp�� / .- in the morn;
*3^^5}&   "dust blow it a minute,
'*���%-;  ^O^Jb   '*-1'iere'B music within it-"
i V7��**'*-j     She   rejected   my    offer
*^J   & with scorn,
Now aince, 1 have made
her my bride,
I've neglected  my  mistress the "Tide ;"
Folks on the Atlantic
Have nearly gone fran*
tic *-.*
For  fear  I won't  help    ?���-%,}
tbem lo glide.
f Sometimes      I    came
PES \\   * home   fee 1 i n g
ft rsmf^g} queer,
And ahe marched me
around   by    the
" To-night   you   are
��� full;'
And you can't pull the
O'er my eyes to that fact, my old dear."
I told her the wish of
my breast :
A    divorce,    whi ch
ahould give   us
both reat.
She   replied   with   a
" No    reporters    are
To    write   how   the   /rftjf]
plaintiff ia dressed."
O dear !
Pray pity a man much distressed.��� Toronto
LadieB1 Journal.
How a n a n u fti e tn re r'* l>au shier Did Not
llt-cumc "Hy Luil*-."
Some years ago I was aotiug as curate
in a large Loudon parish. Two young
people in whom I was greatly interested
were to be married on a certain Wednesday
in April. Contrary to custom, the bride
arrived before the bridgroom���-indeed, the
bridegroom never arrived at all !
It subsequently transpired that the
bridegroom had disappeared the previous
evening and was nowhere to be found,
says a writer in an English paper. He haB
not been found to thiB day. No cause for
his disappearance was ever assigned, nor
has any clew to his whereabouts ever been
discovered. The poor young bride succumbed to the shock, and it was my
melancholy duty to officiate at her burial
some weeks later.
One more case and I have done. A
curate, in receipt of little more than ��100
a year, proposed to the daughter of a
wealthy north couutry manufacturer and
was accepted. Paterfamilias was extremely augry at this and forbade the young
fellow his house. Candor compels me to
stato that the daughter offered very little
resistance to her father's objections, and
the curate, who was genuinely fond of tbo
girl, removed to a distant parish.
Two mouths after this event he fell into
a baronetcy and rather more than ��3,000 a
year. The manufacturer saw that he had
made a mistake, and oponed up negotiations iu a letter. By return he received a
telegram with the laconic information :
11 Too laie." We may be certain that *.he
good manufacturer's wife gave him a
���* piece of ber mind," aa tho saying goes.
Hot Air Cure.
At St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London,
an ingenious hot-air bath ia now in use for
the treatment of sprains, inflamed joints
due to gout or rheumatism, and similar
affections. It consists of a copper cylinder
about 3 feet long and IS inches in diameter,
which will hold an arm up to the shoulder
or a leg up to the middle of the thigh. It
stands on an iron frame, and is heated by
gas-burners placed underneath, so that the
temperature can be raised io 3000 or 4000
degrees Fahrenheit, The patient is placed
in an arm chair at one end of the cylinder,
the limb is introduced and the joint made
airtight by a rubber band. No discomfort
is felt up to 250 degrees until perspiration
sets in, when the moisture has a scalding
eflect, which is relieved by opening the
further end of the cylinder and letting the
moisture evaporate. A sitting usually las'g
40 minutes. The immediate effect is a great-
ly increased circulation in tbe part treated,
profuse local perspiration and relief from
The phosphate miuea of Florida number
106, and they yield more than 500,000 tons
of proaphate annually.
He Ih a Mosl Plows ��l ti*.*-iit m-iti���Tlif Bloody
Career anil Horrible I ��*ri*ro* or Art-ski,
llie Terror ��f Northern Al'rlcit.
The most ferocious and successful brigand
and assassin that the modern world hi
known has just been arrested in his career
of robbery, murder and abduction in the
rocky defiles of the muuutaiu country
adjacent on the north to the great African
The country is called Kabyles, and its
inhahitauts are Berbers, an untamable and
bloodthirsty race,descended from aboriginal Africans aud Claiming descent from Ham,
the Bon of Noah.
Areski-el- Bachir {the butcher) is a worthy
descendant of such a atock. He is now
forty-five years of age, and by his own
confession bas, in obedience to a vow,for he
is a most pious Mussulman, slain a man for
every year of his life. How many more he
has disposed of in the way of business he
declines to state.
He is ahout five feet ten inchesin height,
well made and sinewy. His fingers are
long and tapering and have a marked resemblance to the talons of a bird of prey.
His feet aro arched and small, his forehead
high but retreating and thickly seamed
with wrinkles.
when aroused, but at rest are veiled and
somnolent, liko thoae of moat Orientals. In
faot, his countenance has many characteristics of the wild creatures of the rocks and
Iu ancient times the Und of Egpyt waB
subject to invasion and conquest by these
tierce and relentless mountaineers, and
mural paintings, monuments and pictured
papyri have preserved the forbidding and
tierce figures of these dark-skinned robbers.
Their original names of "Mayzgi," or
"Madgi," or "Mahzy," were handed down
in their legends as demons aud evil Jins
under the name of "Mazikeon," aud were
used by mothers to frighten naughty children,
The lobberiea of this modern Barabas recall the exploits of Robin Hood and Fra
Diavolo, save that they are uurelieved by
the tinge of chivalry that lent a fictitious
but pleasing glow of romance to the deeds
of those dwellers " under the greenwood
tree." Areski is a prosaic villian, but none
the less a master villian, to whom such rose
water ruffians aB Claude Duval, Robin
Hood or Fra Diavolo must yield the palm.
They never marked their birthdays by
human sacrifices.
At the head of a baud of twenty-five
robbers Areski has terrorized all Kabyles,
aud set at defiance tbe forces sent against
them by the French Colonial Government.
His men are as murderous as himself. All
but one are in the vigor of life ; they are
from twenty to forty years of age, aud extremely secretive. Wrapped in their
burnous, a flowing robe, silent and immovable, they wait their prey. They have
but, strange to say, only their own compatriots, for thero ia no record of any
white man having been molested by them,
and foi this reason they look upon the
interference of strangers aB uncalled for
and unfair.
Areski has been many times caught, and
even sentenced, but until now lias contrived to escape by the aid of falae witness
es. Unfortunately for him he committed
the grave error of murderiug a man "with
a pull." His last victim, an Arab sheikh,
Abdul-Reschid by name, held friendly
relations with the Frenoh Governor-
General of Algeria. While carrying the
tribute of several native villages to Algeria, he was captured, robbed of the
money and put to death with horrible
He was beaten witb rods of tho thorny
hibiscus common to the country, his hands
and feet were cut off, Iub tongue torn out
by the roots, and, to finish all, his eyes
were put out aud he was stabbed to daath
with a hundred wounds. The Colonial
Government atoncu sent an overwhelming
force of native police and French military
to capture KI Bachir and his band.
The strange discovery was made among
the ellects in Areski's camp of a well-
thumbed copy of the Koran. A richly
carved aud gilt rosary, such aB iB used by
dervishes, was also taken from the bosom
of his dress, so that it does not appear
that this tiger of the desert did not consider that his life of
in any wise endangered his passage of the
bridge "Al Sirat, finer thau a hair, over
which the true believer in Islam mnst walk
bare-footed to Paradise, or, falling from
which* by reason of the weight of his sins
against the faith, muat drop headlong into
the embrace of hell.
Notwithstanding hia crimes Areski found
favor and assistance with the very people
among whom he murdered and robbed.
This was owing to his uudauntcd bravery
aud the report that his body was impervious
to ordinary weapons, and that his life oould
be only taken by means of a silver bullet
consecrated with mysterious ceremonies to
"Azrael," the angel of death, and to "Eb-
lis," tbe monarch of hell. A few years ago
Areaki was a porter on the quays of Algiers.
Having committed a robbery upon a fellow
workman be fled to his native village, where
be assembled a band of villians over whom
he established complete mastery.
Une day three of his hand gave into his
hands a sum of 700 francs which they had
stolen from a traveller. The next day,
learning that the traveller was a venerable
marabout of Soummam, he hastened to
restore the stolen money and slew tho principal robber.    From   that   time forth the
was respected by the most influential marabouts, and the wise men of the country declared that he was under tbe special protection of the Prophet.
One day, at a family fete, Aresirj assembled at Bou-Hiui, bia native village, all
the natives of the country. Moie than a
thouaand gue-*ts weie present at a festival
where tbe Nautch-Wallahs, or dancing
giris.displayed their most fascinating graces
and gathered more than two thouaand
f ancs from the spectators, which they
dutifully handed over to the bandit chief.
It was owing to the excesses committed on
thia occasion that he and his band were
captured at the moment they were about
to escape.
Being tried and condemned to death,
the robbsr-aasaasin and his band displayed
the brutish resignation that distinguishes
the Berber at his last gaep. The faith of
Islam inculcate.-i the belief that every man's
"kismet," or destiny, ia written upon hie
forehead by the finger of Allah, aud lhat
no efforti of his can change it. Consequently when his time comes the Mussul*
man wraps his head in his msntle and
awaits death imperturbably, murmuring
ing "Al-lah-il-Allah, Muhammad resoul
Allah," which he believes to be tbe shibboleth or password which will admit him
into the gates of Paradise.
Thus during his trial, when the President of the Assizes put tbe usual ques
tions, Areski replied. "The dead spoas
not.* And from that moment till the fatal
sentence was pronounced, like lago, " h**
never more spoke word."
He Will Until tula lhe  Principle of Auu
era Ic Authority.
At a recent gathering in Si. Petersburg
of deputations from the Zematvoa, or local
representative councils, of all parts of the
empire, to congratulate the Czar upon his
marriage, Nicholas II, declared decisively
that he would surrender no part of the
power which the death of his father had
confided to his hands. He had heard, he
said, that the hope had beeu expressed in
the Zemstvos that they might share iu the
nternal administration of the empire ; but
he wished \it% he understood that while he
would devote all hia energies to th-> welfare
of the people, he would permit no encroachment on his rights, and would maintain, as
his father did, the principle of autocratic
authority. The idea that a change of rulers
would materially benefit the cause of freedom in Russia must, tlierefore.be abandoned, though probably few close observers ol
Russian affairs have at any time believed
that the new Czar would be any more will-
ing than his father to curtail his owu
powers by advancing representaiive government. The autocracy is firmly based in
the huge army and the belief of the peasantry that tbe Czai ought to poasesf
absolute authority; and the cheers with
which the deputation greeted a declaration
wbioh extinguished all hopes of the extension of representative institutions, show
that the great mass of the people for which
tbey stood, prefer an autocrat to any popular assembly. Their fear ia not of the Czar,
but of the officials who execute hia orders
and who use ttieir powers for their own
aggrandizement, and the hiatory of Russia
proves that the more absolute an emperoi
is the less oppressive theae officials are.
Moreover, many of the wisest men in
Russia doubt the possibility of holding the
vast empire together without a central
autocratic head, armed with irrestible force
o crush out any opposition, aod having but
one possible interest���the welfare of the
majority of the people. It is true that
Russian policy aud institutions canuot be
judged by the standards of western nations,
the conditions being wholly dissimilar ;
and it must be conceded that iu promoting
national prosperity tbe autocratic government of the Czar has served Russia fairly,
well, while iu developing new statea it has
beeu even more successful than its more
progressive rivals. Nevertheless, there
seems little doubt that a representative
assembly with consultative powers only,
Bitting in St. Petersburg and deliberating
in public, would remedy many of the worst
evils in Russia, by breaking the silence
which prevents knowledge of them by the
Czar. But it is this silence which the
officials, great and small, wish to maintain
fur their own protection; and aB they Bland
nearest the throne, tbey resist auy effort
made to break it, a resistance which,couplet
with the natural desire of a young ruler tt
retain all power, has doubtless led tn thi
determination recently asserted hy the Czar.
Undoubtedly acceptable to the majority oi
thc Russian people as that determination
will be, however, the failure of Nicholas
II, to iudicate the reforms he contemplates
ia certain to increase the despair of the
educated, tbe chief cause of Nihilism, and
to precip.tate anew the never ending contest betweeu the sovereign and the revolutionary societies. Wise concession would
have removed all reaaon for tbat. contest;
but the Nihilists will now declare that the
only hope forRuasia lies in revolution, aud
will renew their policy of terror, a policy
almost of necessity fatal to the heat exercise of the autocratic power which tiie emperor is determined to assert.
Increased Cost of Living.
On the whole, says a writer in a Londo:
paper, I am disposed to thiuk that the grea*
majority of the articles which we eonsumi
aud tho accessories of civilization, are eon
eiderably cheaper thau they were, say, i*
1834 ; hut���and there is a great deal iu tlm
particular but���the cost of living ia greatei
in the present year of the good Queen Vic
toria than it was in the last year of William
IV. All cb'sses consume or enjoy a great
deal more than they formerly Consumed J
still everybody���rich, moderately circumstanced or poor���wants more than he
formerly did. If travelling by rail or
steamer be cheap, alt classes travel much
moro frequently and longer distances than
they were formerly accustomed to do, The*
have more clothes, more food, more book
and papers than their fathers had ; bui
wages aud salaries have not, to any proportionate extent, increased, in view of the
largely enhanced cost of living. I mean,
in fine, that fifty years since a professional
man in a small way of business could maintain himself, his wifo and hia family very
10m f or ta biy on two hundred a year ; and I
scarcely think that such an inooino would
now Buflice to keep him. THE WEEKLY NEWS,    APRIL id, 1895.
Published Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
" M. Whitney, Editor.
IN   &i*VANCB.
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Nonces   of Mirths,   Marriages   antl
Deaths, 50 corns eacl. insertion.
No Adverlismenl inserted for less thai
50 CCllti.
���Ll'   vertising A.gont, 21 Merchants' :
Exchange, San Francisco, is our authorized  agent.    This p>>per is kep'
on file in his office.
Tuesday, Apr. 16,1895,
way robbers, because tbe latter possessed
the virtue of a certain tmv.uut ul braven :
as tbey take tbe chance of finding their!
victim as well armed ;*$ themselves.   The j
gamblers���and they iciest  other places
besides Union- toil not   neither do thev
spin, and  no self respecting   sunflower,:
let alone :i lily, would care to be  arrayed j
as they arc.   'The Union outfit have been
making it a business to fleece the miner**
on pay day, and that they do it by means
ofa IUr game is something that has  nt v
er vet been laid to  their charge.    These
men arc to other men what   a   so caking
co; ote is to the rest of the   animal   kin^
dom.    They have no couraye, no hones*
ly, no principle,   no   common   decency.
What it is  desired  io  have   understood
right here is that when Chief   Huichhon
runs 'hem out of Union  ihey  art* no:
wanted in Vancouver.- VancouW. World
Ily C. Kvans, Un ten.
���uv- tt btn-nii-lets iu  tbe  nightly  trkiea  are
Kar th'a slumbering b an ties oalm ���uul atillj
I'he ohaiofl (���!  darl tait--** now*  on  high ure
Ami hllveiy tieanw the vaulted lipavonefilli
Tbe plauutu fr.*ni the rea their bhisna ore
Ami own rhedienue to xboir Snereigti'*
Elegant display of English, French and American pattern Hats
All cordially invited to attend.
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MOSI'ttK ��� !������
The dispute  between    Creat    Britain I
and Venezuela is assuming   an   alarm j
ing pli.ise.    The elTorls of  the    Amen   ,
can ambassador have  proved   fruitless -
lirilain is willing to arbitrate   lhe   till.
of land west of the   Schonibergk   line j
but as to territory lying   east   of   th u
refuses   arbitration.     In   oiher   words ;
slic will fight for that which sh1? deems !
clearly her own.    lu lhe  disputed    ter
ritory are both liritish and   Venezuelan
troops, marching and  countermarching I
If blood is shed will lhe United   States
interfere?   Clearly she must or    abandon the Monroe doctrine.    Doubtless thc
abandonment will be made.    The   Un-
ited Stales lias no more   right    outside
of her own territory over that    of   any
other nation on the American continent,
than   elsewhere.   Great lirilain al reach
lias in Canada jurisdiction over as large
a territory as thc United States on tin-
American continent,   and   she    has    a
good a right to acquire further territon
as  the   United   Stales.   She   is   now
however, simply   defending    her   own.
Venezuela will do   a   li:tle   blustering
and it will erd   there.   In   any   even!
the United States has no interest in the
affair beyond a sentimental one and for
that she will not draw the sword.
A very sensible statement lias been
prepared by the miners of the Yukon
to the effect that it is useless to
come to that region without at lean
a ton of supplies including food, clo lh
ing and tools. The season is shon
and it is necessary to bring enough
to last a year. The statement is put
forth as much f..r the benefit of those
coming as for lhe protection uf those
On  Hobvcd'h brow the blush    of   life   i*
Night's jewela fade  from  off hur shining
Murn'B rit.irt'  c-IouiIm,    in    vivid    crimson
Flow lil.e tho garment! of   ll r   Baflr, n
Aglow with golden fringed,  ever streaming
With driftirg plum, g  uf  beauteous   amethyst.
The mountain snows tlio (.milr? of earth see
(Vor wooi!l:iurlH dim,  au.l distant valleys
'A'here roses in their silvered   dews   are
Their  Bweet aroma with  their   carmine
Vnd zephyrs soft, their Graceful houghs arc
To let llie morning arrow* llow  1 etwe<r.
Tha robin's hymn, with  heaven's Bweotrie..
Holla frcm I.i* I on ��, the 1 lavti .towering
Phe owl afar hia far. well horn ia blowing
Ancl seeks lie iharlea btie;.il tinier..!
The skv-lark on Ihe morning a'r i* throwing
Celestial sweetness of Iter theme divine.
All    creatnraa    riae,  the  kbg   nf   mture
Blest by tl e lecms of .v.r ] Passi.t Hjih',
The deer  hreith*  forth   her soft  maternal
Antl fswna bap forlh to  join the intiinini
And seuff 'he  f am   from caseade waters
me'> ing
With tli rs.ii u laitbcws, shea I he cl in vapor whi-.o.
The b'azhg skies, the golden sun enchaainc,
Hangover pladbome earth end glittcriny
Kach rising morn,   the bounds  uf time is
Ann leaves the journsy shorter yet to le;
Thus thou  great sun,  in  livingl light art
Timea epitaph upon eternity.
I in woi K
Sheet-iron woik
Job work
,N"    Repairing
And will endeavor to give satisfaction and !    .
' "Mr-ply to GEO. H.I^OE, UMOM:   IjXr'^w /���-  I T  *l* 11   *8
raggart & Wate: house,Nanaimc   l'ul' K P-1"��"*'���'*'���
164 acre" front in t; O nios
!i;nb*-ur, brin. Lot IO. Nel
sun hi.i. I'm --ii Kiuluay
cro**. es ihi i properly.
Price $1,500., 01* will be di-
\ idt-tl nun 10 atul -o acre
blot ks ut $10 per ucie.
To order
Robert J. Wcnboin.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
' Dealer in the followihg   llicyclei;
11, I'. Davis of Toronto I
i English    Wheels,     lleasltin,     llttmbei.
I lludge, New Howe and Whi worth. \\;'! ,
sell on installment plan  or big  discmini I
I for cash.    Paris suni lied ��� - Repairing a
Specialty.    Great Reduction ic. Prices.
[     G, B. LIIBRT03
At the   Bay. Com-:;, 3. C'.
Blacksmithing snd Repairing
of a I kinds
Oarriage Wo: !<  and Horseshoe* j
inj a specialty
riverside Hotel.
The rumors floating around the
country about the Queen's health have
been much exagerated. Thc dispatch.
es show that she has been cjuile active lately, and is, indeed, considering
her age, in excellent health. The
prayer of loyal millions is that she
"may rule us long, and leave us ru-
lers of her blood as noble lill thc 1?.!
test day".
Courtenay, B. 0.
Geo. Dunbar, P. op.
The address of Hon. A. J. Balfour,
Conservative leader of lhe house of
commons in favor of bimetalism shows
that it is gaining ground. Cre.it Britain will yet come to consider that in
framing her currency she must ha>e
regard to those foreign countries upon
whose trade she nourishes. The tide
Is setting strongly in the righi direction.
The Egyptian question appears to be
ft continual source of imitation between
England and France, but as tbe French
minister of foreign affairs remarks
"when the time for decision comes the
two great nations will find a means of
reconciling their interests with those
of civilization and progress."
A report comes from Union that Chief 1
of Police Hutchison, recently appointed,
has commenced a cleaning out ol the
theivlsh gamblers who infest that place.
A dtiy or so ago he raided a den ancl
destroyed the paraphernalia, These
gamblers are not as respectable as  high-
Bes* of Liquors
Finest of Ciy irs
Good Table
Courteous Attention
UN10 V Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always   on hand.
The Bread Cart will be at
Courtenay and Coniox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton &. Rowbotiiam, Prop
H. A. Simpson
Barrl3ter & solicitor, Mo's 2 fa A
commercial street.
nsTJS-JSTAIIsctO,    b.   c
J. A. Ca**thew
TJ-InTIOI-T, b. c.
Society     Cards
I, 0.  O.  !���"., No .ii
Uninr. Lodge, I. 0. O. Ir., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited ta attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Locge No 14 A.F ,& A.M.,1~.C.R
Courtenay B, C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
0. '���".. nice' in thei [ lodge room , 1 er
McPhee's store, Courtenay, 1 very se. n ��� I
Snturcl 1 ,��� al H p. in. Visitin : etlncn
cordialli 'uv id t. attend
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o town. Tourists cun depend on
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Spacious Billiard Room
and new-
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors,   !
J. Piket, Prop, c0ill,    brick   and  lime on
hand   and delivered at short
i^mm^-A *:'**Sw--trt ������������I
Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Joun
L. P. L00K.15, MASTER,
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY RORTS na iia.w��ngors
antl fi'eltiht my offor
Leave Victoria, Tuepclny, 7 :i. -,���.
"  Nanaimo tor CntuoA   tVodnwttay, ��� ,  m
Loavo Coniox tor ������' ina mo,      !��� riftays,; n.r.i
Nanatniu lor trlct
K, Grant L. Mounce, Proprs,
I am prepapsd to
rtu-nlsti Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable ra'wj
D. Kllpatrielc,
Union, B.G
mo.      KrM'a,s.ra.m     ^ .... ,
for freight  0    stall   rooms apply on |    ;||    EAA7! I NG-F* "
ic! 11  . ,. 11       Siore strset, ���
^\ THE WEEKLY NEWS,    APRIL   .6,   189]
The 2 ist will be Low Sunday.
New novels, plain and fancy stationery at Pimbury's.
The railway to the new shaft is now
fu ly completed.
The annual Methodist conference will
convene in Victoria May 8th.
Eric Duncan, the Sandwick 1*. M., is
usually in town on Tuesdays.
D. O' II indly left on the San Mateo
Thursday for Southern California.
Cartridge Cochin eggs for sale at $2.50
per selling of 13���R, P, Ed.vards.
Caarley IIihi.iIiis the contract for
si..sillily 4 acres for ihc brick works.
George Dunbar ol Nanaimo is now in
charge of tnt Riverside hotel, Courtentiy.
Spring medicines for cleansing
tia sys'emand oloodat Plmbury 'a
.it ui ptora.
lieu. I! ,11, llu iiopnhei rli*i-k ii Lei ei
i-' ill from cold .tol -^ ;; guca! ..t the   hos-
Mcbe 'n tin* jeweler, ha  received
ousigniiiei-it  ot c;e ghs.es and
for sale���Cheap for cash, a good Karn
organ. Encjuire of T. D. McLean,
je.eier, Union.
I'Vr SALK- Some valuable lots in Cue,
berUnd townsite.    Enquire of
Jas. Abrams.
Fislilngroda, reels, fllos. and baskets all new at Umbury's drug
and book store.
Por choice pies, cakes, wedding cakes,
party or. social refreshment.,! call on
Ken ward *t Prockler the Courtenay ba
Homes on Easy Terms.
$150.00 to $20000 down,   balance   on
monthly payments,    See Mr.  Voting, at
Cumberland Hotel.
The music at the performance of Rose
Garland or the Parmer, Daughter, will
be furnished by Professor P.-ip r and Mr
Jones. General admission will be 50
cents, reserved seats 75 cents.
'Inwards the end of this month llu
Willing Workers in connection with the
English church will hold at Agricultural
hall, Courtenay, a sale of work, chiefly ol
English good., well made on purpose feu
Comox Settlement. Save your money
for the na asloll.
The plan; of the new i.ti! and court
It "!,!��� it ive b en prep reel ll will be it
;ii idest struct ti" autj the whole probably
').: iln rial' ly use,) fit jatl purpo-es. Tin
coin lio ise to be iitiih in say 3 to 5 years
from now should be a 1 impo ,ing building.
We are in embryo yd.
It will be a year ago tomorrow (171I1)
since :!'," ineui irial to Jenny Lind ��.,
��� !. 1 !!������ ' in \V -st niu ter Abbey, .1 vest
o ::;[ i". d.tv sii.cj Iti.' marriage ot tin
Grind Duke of lies.: and Princess 0!
Saxe-Coburg, and a year next Suml.i
since lhe great strike ol 130,000 rniner.-
in the United States.
Mt.   Edward    K 'in;>  who his  taken
charge of the dry goods department of
Simon Leiser's   Union   Store  has  nude
ni.rvelous improvements in its arrange
nntnt and clnssi icilion, bin then he is ae.
expert, having served  ten  yens  in  two
of lhe first liaises  in London,   England,
and also in .1 Pacific Coast establishment
Mo ia quite an  artist  and  the  arrange
ment of tiie windows and goods so as  to
be attractive, evidences this.    He  resid
ed a year in Honolulu and has   promised
to write for lhe News a sketch of life 11:
that interesting island.    Wc heartily welcome him to our midst.
We have just received a copy ol Lov-
ell's new Gazetteer of liritish North
America This work I rst appeared in
18S1 and during the last 14 rears the
publishers have grown 111 knowledge,
have in fact made some astonishing discoveries, . Turning to lhe names of some
places of which wc supposed we were
tolerably familiar, we became astonished
at our wilful ignorance Here is a specimen: "Comox, a post village in Vancouver Co, Ii. C. on the Courienay Kiver, (in
miles from Nanaimo, Ii contains Presbyterian and Anglican churches, 4 hotels,
I saw mill, 1 printing office, issuing a
newspaper, 1 telegraph and cxpresc office. Population 1,000. We hadn't been
to the Hay for a few days owing to the
rain but the improvements in the mean
time have been most remarkable! Turning to Wellington we find the wagon road
passes through there to Comox! As Nanaimo is our nearest important neighbor
we will take a look at thai. Here is whal
we see: "Nanaimo an incorporated town
of li. C. on the Esquimalt and Nanaimo
Ry., 73 miles from Victoria. It contains
5 churches, 60 stores, -.2 hotels, 1 sawmill, 2 cigar (ai-torics, ! sash and door
factory, 1 branch bank and 1 WEELY
NKWS   I'APl R.     Pop   4,59;.
People about here had been under the
delusion that there was a daily newspaper at Nanaimo, etc., but thc Gazetteer
says that "no pains were spared in obtain
ing information," and lhat its discriptions
arc'accurate" This is a little bewildering and we will have to lay the book
aside until we get strong enough to tackle 11 again
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
Comox Bay. It has a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
land, all in good condition.
L W, McKenzie, Courtemy
Mr. N. G Garry, the proprietor of
lhe Boston Marble Works of Seattle
c tme up on the previous trip of tlie Joan
and was the guest of Mr. G. Ford, He
is pleased with llie island and talks of
purchasing a rand-, for himself.
There was a social partv at Rqbt.
Scott's list Friday. There was "de fiddle and de bow" ancl thc verdict was thai
it was a niightv good time.
Plowing has commenced in   earnest
The Joan was somewhat late in arriv
ing on her last trip.
It is hoped that thc repairs on the
w arf will soon be commenced, as it is,
in its present condition, very inconvenient
The conveyance of passengers and freight
to and from the steamer is hitzardnu ���
As the money is already appropriated we
hope our member will no: permit .he
matter to be unnecessarily delayed,
Mr. T. I). M Lean paid us this week
-1 living visit.
The vacht Thi-t'e. formcrlv belonging
o the S:a"V Vaeht Club has changed
1 ei 'i. -.; tor ih:- liritish and is ;w,\ a Lai:
,idi..n ciaft.
I*'?TC;t W0.&K3.
Mr. W. Walter, uf Courienay, has arranged to open liis brick yard here in
Union. Ile lias secured .1 location on
the Courtenay road left hand side as you
go from Union along the railroad 10 the
new shaft. He has already, he says, lei
ihe job for slashing 4 acres, and expects
to turn out 100,000 brick early in June.
He will also use the clay from the new
shaft for fire brick.
APBIL  24th.
This is the time set for the first performance of Rose Garland or the Farmer's Daughter, by the Union Dramatic
company. The public will take more interest in it than otherwise from the
fact that one half ol the net proceeds of
the two nights presentation will be given
to the Hospital which really needs it.
The play is a very humorous one, and
tlie following is ihe
'ne Garland (the old farmer) J. W. Jen-
'cens; Jack Gordon'niilliiiniare's son) L.
.V Farquier; Alfred Gordon (of a snorting nature) C. Holland; .Harry Fairfield
(the true lover) Jack llruce; Prof. Perry
(of many inv ntions) Alex, Lindsay, Jr;
Jake Garland (fanner's son) Roily Lind-
av; Rose Cn'H-nd (farmer's daughter)
Mrs. u. P. Siepl-etis; Alice Gordon (col
!-''e beauty) Miss L. Abrams; Harriel
Watson (malrimc nially irclined) Mrs. J
W. Jenkins; Mrs. Gordon (Jack's moth
���r) Miss Hose Mellado.
Wil! be received iqi to noon of Thur*
lay lhe 25th of April 1S95, for ihe con
miction ofa dwelling home.
Plans and specifications can be seen ai
he company's office.
Lowest or any lender not necessarily
F. D. Little.
Union Mines
��� Furniture
reception hi- guests.
First class accommodation FOR THE TRAVELLING public.    RATES
By the month, ��25.
By   thc   week,    SG.
Single' meals, 25 cts.
Tickets  tor   ��1    nieais,   85 00
A   Full Line cf Everything
Including Curtains,  Carpets
and   Rugs,   and   our
C e l c b r a t e d
woven wire
*>' *-. --
l  V f>i~.-
1   - Syss -
c *5* *.
Imlm Saw Sill,
���    VNU
��asii and M
-'j -:(* :o��� o���
'^i.. ��� 12*.JlJZ!<��   _lL.-AJ.L
In Separate
we  k crp
A.  >" AS LA S',  Pl'OO- ^'e conduct every branch nf tlie
**    Undertaking   Business   incluHing
(1*. 0. Drawer IKS.  Telephone Cull, 1 D]
���"������y A complete stock of Roue.li  and
Dressed Lumber always on   hand.    ALo
Shingles, laths, Picket?, Doors, Win
dows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all   kinds
of wood tiuishing furnished.
Cedar.   White Pine.   Redwood.
H. J. Theobald.
Em bui 111 iny, and keep ail necessa
ry supplies
O3**TTBACT0HB Xa-IXJD        exjii
Grant &> McGregor
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6,   I. O. 0. V.,   Union.
Meets f rst and third VVedneseays of
each month at S o'clock p. 111. Visiting
l.relhren cordially invited to attend.
R. t'ourlay, Scribe.
N'.M.���The charter ol Enid encampment
,iill be held open lill lhe eight of May for
llie benefit of those wishing to become
270 acres of land at Oyster River. To
be sold cheaply. Apply to Win. Duncan
123-6 I Sandwick P.O., B, C.
Cash subscribtions received so far are
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Gleason, $51 VV. Roy, $-,; Dr. Lawrence, $5; L Mounce $5; J. McKim &
Sons; $2.50; A. C. Fulton, $2. E. l'imbti
iv et Co. 2.50; O. II. Fechner, $2; T. D.
McLean, $2; W. F. Lawson, $1; R. Sail
-or, $1; Vi. II Scott,$1; Thos. Horn, $1
Cash, $2
This list will be kept standing until the
canva&S is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are received. Help
along the good work.
The fine hotel property known as the
Courienay Mouse, wiih ail. convenient
out-buildings, is now- lor sale 00 cas)
term:,. The hold is perhaps the ho^i
constructed building for the purpose 111
the district, comparatively new, is now
doing a good paying business, and is
admirably situated at the junction of
the Union road with the Bay and Set
tlemcnt roads, in the thriving village of
Courtenay���the heait of Comox settlement and the gateway to Union mines
Satisfactory reasons given for selling.
For further particulars enquire of Rob
crt Graham, the proprietor, on the
House and Sip Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsotnining
and  Decorating.
All Orders Promptly Attended tr
Union, B. C.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
  MANCFAC'Tl'Itl-ll OF
Sarsaparalla, Chnropagno Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler  of  Different  Brands  of   Lager Beer,   Steam Beer and Porter.
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
'���   1A
m  1
COUZR-TEnr-TA.'S", IB. o.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rrtes Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Done,  ,'.
Vtn * ��r *i     .   risj.tsr-     flTTTPTT Vr WIT) MC!     Business   Proposition.    Nn   Lottery.    No Speculatinr
FINE    STOCK     'JUM llu lulU b.    Scheme.   V011 ship us your FURS  HIDES, TALLOW
WOOL, PELTS, etc.    We send you check the day.'tfter receiving ihem.    We giv
fail selection, pay circular prices.    Vou know just  what  yon  will  get.    Ship  you
Furs by express; other goods by freight.
of Clocks, Watchea, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
���U-"tSriOi**T, B. c.
]o|o|o|o|o[o|o  I
���JiLS.   l^CC^IILLAIsr &; CO.
200 212 Mrst Avenue North,
"���"^TWrite for Circular giving Latest Mc ket Pricas.-*"i J"
-������( and ;���-
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
To the Electors of the Vancouver   Is-,
land District
Gentlemen:���At the request of a large
number of the Liberal-Conservative electors from the different pans of this Dis
trtct, I again hereby announce myself
as a candidate in the interests of the
Liberal Conservative party at the coming
Yours very respectfully,
Nanaimo,B.C., A. Haslam.
March igth, 1895.
Notaries Public and Conveyancers
On Approved Security
Miss B B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,   Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free u>o  nf  Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
I will    deliver   fre*b lish cverv
to the   people   of   Union   and
Cumberland. II. II. lioid
-CJlTIO"tT S. C.
Dickson  & Co.,   Props.
(>     f %    ��,
Tliis Hotel is filled up with
a degree of Elegance and
regard to Comfort nnd Con-
veniciiiT hitherto unknown
out, iele of the   large cities.
\    m i    i
LTQ.TJOK.S  -H'-H-**
Table Unsurpassed
All persons driving over the wharf or
bridges in Comox district la'stfr lh in a
walk, will  be prosecuted   according la
S. Cl
Gov. Ay     tn
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable ancl Co., Prop's
Baston Siroot      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   thc  finest  cigars   and
employes none but *-hiie 'alio-.
��� !.     -i ire! ���-- t igars,
ill- lor the same monev AGRICULTURAL
A Stone Ladder.
To assist in loading stones.we have found
he Bimple ladder shown io the accompany
Ing illustration oi considerable value. It
consists of two strong oak   poles joined by
meansof a 1�� inoh pin a foot from each
end. The poles are about three inches in
diameter. Plaoe ono eud of the ladder on
the ground and the other on tiie wagon and
it, ia ready for use, and saves lota of lilt*
Barley op Stock.
We have repeatedly urged thc feeding of
more barley to stock. Tlie past season haa
demonstrated its utility aa a general fltook
'ood| and baa done much to encourage bar*
ey growing by farmera. Ttie following ia
an average analysis ot barley : ���
Water   14.0
Albuminoids   10.5
** 10 bush, wheat  6.60
11 3 tots phospiiale  80.10
" 4 em ill calves  4 00
*' shoeing horsea and oxen  30 00
130 weeks' board of help  130.00
Starch, etc  8*2.0
Woody fibre  7.0
Mineral matter  2*0
Birley ia thua exceedingly rich in the
fattening propertiea of food. It is seldom,
and never should be, given in its dry whole
elate aB food for stock, but in the form of
rough meal, or malt, or cooked, it ia employed very extensively in feeding stock.
When barley is cooked it must be allowed
to simmer Blowly at least twelve hours,
until the whole forms a mass of rich, pulpy
matter,perfectly free from whole grains,and
in cooking the greateat care must be taken
:o prevent the barley from becoming burned
Dy adhering to the boiler in which it ia
prepared. When thoroughly cooked it
becomes a most valuable ingredient in the
food of fattening animals, and hon-ea thrive
remarkably well upon it���ao much ao, that
a oourae oi boiled barely given at least once
a day will very soon renovate horseB that
have been worn out with hard work.
Boiled barley is used by fiome of the most
successful exhibitors of Shorthorns in the
preparation of their cattle for the show-
yards. Along with a littio oilcake it gives
that finish���brings out that mellowness in
handling���which is bo much to be desired
in such cases. For the fattening of pigs,
birleynnial is the king of foods. For pot k
production it is, on account of exceptionally high percentage of starchy matter, the
most perfect food yet discovered, and no
other animal will yield a lai ger percentage
of butcher meat from a given quantity of
barley than a pig of good sort, Whole
barley should be Bleeped in water at least
twenty-four hour** before being given to
utook *, but tho more common practice uow
is to grind it or crush it into rough meal.
Somo chink it advisable to Bleep the ground
barley in water.
Quantity of Cake to Feed.
A writer iu an English exchange asks:
Will some of your readers who have experience in feeding cattle let me know
what quantity of cake they would recommend me to give three-year-old cattle,
which 1 am feeding ? I am giving them a
full allowance of turnips and a little clover
hay. What time should they he fed with
the cake "J The quantity of each will
The editor answer a aa follows : Aloug
with the other rations you are giving your
feeding eattlo, 1 would say give four to
five pounds linseed cake a day. Owing to
the low figure which oats are at, would it
oot be better to give, say, three pounds
���jats and two pounds linseed cake ? It
would be equally as cheap, and I am confident you would have better results. (Jive
turnips in the early morning and again in
the afternoon, and the above mentioned
feeding atufi twice���11 a. m, and 8 p. m.
��� and the issue undoubtedly will be satisfactory.
If your cattle are getting a full allowance
of turnips, or turnips ad libitum, lea-i cake
will suffice, and from two to three pounds
gradually increasing to four or five pounds.
The late Mr. McCombie, who annually fattened from H0U to 400 bead of cattle, and
had a high reputation aa a cattle feeder,
restricted them also exclusively to turnips,
six weeks being lite limit of time for cake
or corn before being sent to the fat market. But what is the more approved
practice of to-day is lo restrict the turnips
10 about eighty pounds or ho fur each
animal, and to Increase the allowance of
cake or grain, b* ginning with four or five
pounds and increasing to seven or eight
pounds, and sometimes more.
A Farm Account.
January 1st, 1804,   I had 'Js cows  and
one bull, oue yoke oxen and H) horse kind,
11 hogs and Nl Whito Plymouth Rock
pullets and roosters,writes a correspondent,
] sold one cow, purchased one and lost ono
by milk fever. Isold in 1804 :
7*260 lba butter  81647.?*'
:il calves      130,4**
,''l hogs and piga       203.6"
603 do?,, eggs  124.7"
Poultry  21 00
Maple sugar and honey  112.2'
Apples  86.85
Squash ami cucumbers  17* NT
Gained 40 pulleta and roosters. ��� 20.00
Amount  $2424.67
I paid nut in 1804 :
For 97fi days'labor $696.83
���* 11 tons cottonseed meal     206.50
<���  12 " aborts..     216 7")
������ 7 '* oornmeal        131.60
��- 2 " fine feed     42.50
" 16 hoits wid ���Has    130,56
Amount  $1788,73
Thia taken from $2,424.07 leaves $635,04
to pay interest money, taxes, repairs on
buildings and fences, farming tools, carriages ami harnesses and to pay the olothing
and family expenses of a large farm ami
family, to say nothing of pay for labor and
use of capital ol the proprietors.
I have on hand .January 1st, ISO"), 27
cows, onc yoke oxen, one bull and nine
horse kind (being fortunate enough to sell
a seven yeal o\d mare for $90 that cost me
$160,50 three years before)eleven hogs and
107 White Plymouth Hock pullets and
roosters. I also have about )<)() hushela
early Ohio potatoes besides enough for
fami y ine and for seed and some 20 bushels
yellow eye beans,
We used over $100 worth of butter in
the family to say nothing of milk ami
j'*ream, over 100 dozen cegs and ovor ��100
worth of tiork, lard and beef. Add to this
$100 for house rent and fire wood and the
uae of a good team any time wilh no work*
ing on half time makes farming the moat
independent, health-giving aud safe occupation a man (who understands his busi-
uesa) can go iuto.
Dairy Granules.
Skim-milk is worth 11 cents per 100
pounds if poured upon the ground aa a
We have to subscribe, although somewhat roluctatitly, we confess, to the doc*
Irine that it is not practicable by any mere
change of feed lo materially increase the
per cent of fat iu the milk. Kach oow haa
her own limitation in this respect. Otherwise there would be no necessity for specific
breeding to this end.
Our animals are, unavoidably, priaonera.
They Bhould not, however, be doomed to
"prison fare." On the contrary,they should
be indulged iu every possible variety of
natural nutriment. 1 would like to
despatch an army of foolkillers after that
choice lot of wiseacres who, for instance,
look in holy horror at the mere suggestion
of feeding apples to cowa.
It is the nature of cattle, whether young
or old, strong or weak, to domineer over
each other, and dehorning makes no
Mt'erence in their natural disposition.
As soon aa their heads have got well, if not
before, they will renew their tyranny over
their fellows, with only this difference*���
without their aharp horns they are unable
to injure each other so much.
The possible, legitimate increase of butter
over butter fat will be greater as the
percent of fat in the milk increases. For
instance it ia impracticable to make a pound
of butter from 100 pounds of milk testing
only one per cent, fat,but with six per cent,
milk seven pounda could be made, or poss
Bibly a fraction more, This results from the
fact that the unavoidable losses in creaming
and churnine are practically the same with
all qualities of milk,but thfl per cent, of loss
is much greater with low testing milk.
Heavy l.inleii Slii*tH 1'or < hlna  nnd .Iiipan
ftafciy Bench Their  OrMtliintioii.
Blockade running has been profitabletn the
Oriental war and one of the men who has
profited by it is Capt, F. J, Hansford.
Hansford was put in charge of an Euglish
tramp steamer, Metapcdia, which loaded
at Hamburg $4,000,000 worth of war material for Japan. In her cargo were five
fifty-ton guns, aeven twenty-five-ton guns
and many quick-firing guns, arranged so
they could be uaed on either sea or land,
besides necessary carriages for heavier
weapons, and a quantity of ammunition
All the guns were manufactured at the
Krupp works, and were the beat that
could be turned out,
While the Metapedia waa taking in her
load another steamer, also of English build
and called Guy Mannering, was taking on
a cargo at a wharf near that which the
Metapedia was loading. She carried war
material for China, and, it was learned,
delivered it Bafely. Hansford had plain
Bailing until off Formosa, where vessels of
the Chinese fleet were lying to intercept
him and the speed of his vessel was exerted
to its utmost. There were only three torpedo
boats, and they wore all flying .Japanese
flags so profusely that the Captain became
suspicious at once and headed for sea.
His sealed orders had warned him to
be wart of any vessels of war along the
enact, and the Metapedia aet the pace for
an ocean race. It was late iu the alter noon
when the contest of speed began,and when
darkness set in the steamer with the contraband cargo began to veer around in a
large circle towards its course. At daylight
nothing was to be seen of the torpedo boats,
and a few days later she was safely in the
harbor of Vokuska.
The Japanese Government purchased the
steamer tne day after she arrived and paid
a good price ovet hei' original cost. The
tninafer of the vest-el Would prevent tho
original owners hecmniiig li-ihlu for breaking the neutrality law.*.. The crew waa
handsomely rewarded and the Captain
received $2,600 for successfully delivering
the cargo.
Capt. Hansford has won n reputation as
a blockade runner. During the recent
Chilian troubles he landed a cargo of arms
and munitions of war on the coast of tho
.South American republic, but his most
daring work in fci.at respect was during the
revolution iu Brazil, when he ran a steamor
loaded with war material up the Amazon
River, and almost, under the noses of the
revolutionists' Meet stationed along the
coast to intercept- him.
Profitable as Well.
Blngs���Bid you pass a pleasant timo in
the concert hall?
Dings���Passed more than a pleasant
timo; passe.1 a counterfeit dollar on the
green barkeeper.
"Prisoner at the bar, have you anything
to Bay why sentence of death shall not be
passed upon you ?"
A solemn hush fell overtheorowded court
room, aud every peraon waited iu almost
breathless silence for the answer to the
Judge's question.
Will the prisoner answer 1 Is there
nothing that will make him show some sign
of emotion ? Will he maintain the cold,
Indifferent attitude that ��ie has shown
through the long trial, even to tne place of
execution? Such were the questions that
passed through themindBof those who had
followed the case from day lo day.
The Judge still waited in dignified
silence. Not a whisper was heard anywhere,
and tho situation had become painfully
oppressive, when the prisoner was seen to
move ; his head was raised, his hands were
clinched, and the blood had rushed into
his pale, careworn face, Mia teeth w-re
firmly set, and iuto his haggard eyes came
a flash of light.
Suddenly he arose to his feet, and in a
low, firm, but distinct voice, said, "I have!
Vour honor, you have asked me a question,
and I now ask, as the last favor on earth,
that you will not interrupt my anawer
until I am  through.
"I stand here before thia bar convicted
of the wilful murder of my wife. Truth*
ful witnesses have testified to the fact that
I was a loafer, a drunkard, and a wretch;
that I returned from one of my prolonged
debauches and fired the fatal shot that
killed the wife I had sworn to love,
cherish, and protect. While I have no
remembrance of committing tho fearful,
cowardly and inhuman deed, I have no
right to complain or condemn tho verdict
ot the twelve good men who have acted as
jury in this caae, for their verdict is in
accordance with the evidence.
"But may it please tho Court, I wish to
show that I am not alone responsible for
the murder of my wife I"
ThiB startling statement created a
tremendous sensation. The Judge leaned
over the desk. The lawyers wheeled
around aod faced the prisoner, the jurors
looked at each other in amazement, while
the spectators could hardly suppress their
intense excitement. The prisoner paused
a few seconds and then continued in the
same, firm, distinct voice,
" 1 repeat, your honor, that I am not
the only one guilty of the murder of my
wife. The Judge on this bench, the jury
in the box, the lawyers at this bar, and
moat of the witnesses, including the pastor
of the old church, are also guilty before
Almighty G.*d, and will have to appear
with me before His Judgment Throne
wnere we shall be righteously judged,
" If twenty men conspire together for
the murder of one person, the law power
of this land will arrest thc twenty, and
each will be tried, convicted, tin i executed
for a wholo murder, and not one-twentieth
of the clime.
" I have been made a drunkard by law.
If it had not been for the legalized saloons
of my town, I never would have been a
drunkard. My wife would not havo been
murdered; I would uot be here now, ready
to he hurled iuto eternity. Had it uot
been tor the human traps Bet out with the
consent of the Government, I would have
beeu a sober, industrious workman, a tender father, aud a loving husband; but today my home is destroyed, my wile murdered, and my little children���Cod bless
aud caro for them���cast out on the mercy
of a cold and cruel world, while I am te be
murdered by the strong arm of the State.
" God knows, I tried to reform, but as
long aa the open saloon was in my pathway,
my weak, diseased will-power was no
match against the tear fin, consuming,
agonizing, appetite for liquor. At last, 1
sought the protection, care, and sympathy
of the Church of Jeaua Christ, but at the
communion table, I received from the hand
ot the pastor who sits there, aud who has
testified against me in this case, thc cup
that contained the same fiery alcoholic
serpent that is found in every bu* room in
the laud. It proved too much for my weak
humanity, and out of that holy place I
rushed to the last debauch that ended with
the murder of my wife.
"For one year our town was without a
saloon. For one year 1 was a sober man.
For one year my wife and children wero
supremely happy, and our little home a
perfect paradise.
"I was one ol thoae who signed remonstrances against reopening the saloons iu
our town.
"The names of one half of this jury can
be found to-day ou the petition certifying
to the good moral character (?) of the rum-
sellers and falsely saying that, the sale of
liquor waB necessary in our town,
"The prosecuting attorney on this case
was the one that so eloquently pleaded with
this court for the licenses, and tlie Judge
who sits on this bench, and who asked ino
it I had anything to say before sentence of
death was pissed on itu*,granted tbelieences.
The impassioned words of the prisoner
fell like coals of fire upon the hearts of those
present- and many uf the spectators, and
some of the lawyers were moved to tours.
The Judgo made a motion as if to stop any
further speech on tin-part of the prisoner,
when the speaker Harshly said: "No | No !
your honor, do not closo my lip*; I um
nearly through,hiul they are the last words
1 shall utter on earth,
" I began my downward career a!, u
saloon bar���legalized aud protected by the
voters of this commonwealth, which has
received annually a part of the blood
money from tho poor, deluded victims.
After the State bad made ir.e a drunkard
and a murderer, 1 nm taken before another
Bar���the bar of justice (?) by the same
power of law that legalized the first bar,
aud now tho law-power will conduct me to
the place of execution and hasten my soul
into eternity. J shall thero appear before
another bar���the Judymfnt fiarq/Ood���
and there you who have legalized th;
traffic, will have to appear with me. Think
you the (ireat Judge wil' hold me���the
poor, weak, helpless victim of your traffio
���alone responsible for the murder of my
wifo? Nay, I in my drunken, frenzied, I
irresponsible   condition    have    rn.irdor-.-d j
ovF. But you have deliberately and wilfully murdered your thousands, and the
murder mills are in full operation to-day
with your consent
"All of you know in your hearts that
these worda of mine are not tho ravings of
an unsound mind, but God Almighty's
truth. The liquor trnflie of this nation is
reaponsible for neArly all tho murders,
bloodshed, riots, poverty, misery, wretchedness and woe. It breaks up thousands
ot happy homes every year ; sende the
husband and father to prison or to the
gallows, and drives countless mothers and
lmte children iuto the world lo sutler and
"It furnishes nearly all the criminal business of this and every oiher court,and blasts
every community it touches.
"ThiB infernal traffio is legalized and
proteoted by the Republican and Democratic parties which you sustain with your
ballots. And yet some of you have the
audacity to say that you are in favor of
prohibiting the trallic, whilo your votes go
into the ballot-box with those of the rum-
seilers and tho worst elements of the land
in f��vor uf continuing the business ! Evory
year you aro given the opportunity of voting a protest against this aoul and body
destroying business, and wash your hands
of ull responsibility for the fearful results
of tho traffio, but instead, you inform the
Government by your Democratic and Republican ballot that you are perfectly satisfied with the present condition of things,
and that they shall continue. You legalized the saloon thut mado me a drunkard
and a murderer, and you are guilty with
me before God and man for the murder of
my wife,
"i'our honor, I am done. I am now
ready to receive my sentence, and be led
forth to thc place of execution and murder
according to ttie laws of this State, You
will close by asking the Lord to have mercy
on my soul. 1 will close by solemnly asking God to open your blind eyes to the truth
to your owu individual responsibility, so
that yon will cease to give your support to
this hell-born traffic.1'
An Important   Discovery   Archlcntnlly
Marie Hy a Scleintilr l.\-H-rhiiciiter.
A new system of producing gas haa been
discovered. It promises to play a prominent part in the industrial and mechanical world. Further investigation and
experiment may yet demonstrate that gas
produced by this new method iB a cheaper
illuminant and fuel than anything in either
of these lines that haa yet been placed on
the market. Electricity enters largely
into its production, but it may yot prove a
formidable competitor of electricity for
lighting purposes. In an interesting article
in the Engineering and Mining Journal Dr,
Francis Wyatt deecribes the process by
which thia new gas may bo produced eo
cheaply as to bid defiance to competition
from the ordinary coal or water gas. In
hia opinion the new gas may he produced
anywhere for .'10 centa per 1,000 cubic feet,
one of its chief recommendations being that
by it the requirements of country hotels
and dwelling houses and of railway cars
may be fully supplied.
As in the case of so many other great
discoveries, this one was made by accident.
It was while experiments in the manufacture
of aluminum were being made that the
method of producing the ingredients which
enter iuto the composition of gas wus found.
A simple mixture oi lime and carbon, with
a current of from 4,000 to 5,000 amperes of
electricity waB beiug used. This formed a
msed black homogeneous mass, which, when
cooled, became solid and brittle. When
analyzed thiB substanco turned out to be
very pure carbide of calcium. Further
experiments showed that when it was
placed in water is caused its decomposition,
and the gaa evolved turned out to be pure
By actual experiment it has beeu found
that a ton of calcium carbide may be produced from 1,200 pounds of fine coal dust,
and 2,000 pounds of burnt lime at a cost of
��15 per ton. The gas produced by the
mixture of this calcium carbide and water
is a colorless and high-y explosive one. It
burns with a very smoky but much more
lumi ous fiaine than olefiant gaa,and undergoes complete combustion when mixed with
oxygen in requisite proportions. When
diluted by mixture in proper proportions
cither with water, gas or with ordinary
atmospheric air, its flame is smokeless and
of the utmost brilliancy and whiteness.
One ton of calcium carbide will produce,by
merely mixing it with water, about 10,600
cubic feet of acelytene, which, when mixed
with the required amount of air, produces
a gas equal in illuminating value to 100,000
cubic feot of city gas or twenty-two to
twenty-five candle power per five-foot
standard burner. When uaed aa fuel
acelytene gas gives out 01,000 heat units.
Treating: an Old Saw.
Remodeling an old saw is illustrated
and described as follows :���Check the teeth
with a cold chisel, the saw being held iu a
vise lo prevent cracking tho plate and
breaking the teeth. Joint atraight with a
file and make new teeth, seven tu tho inch,
tlarj irlbanks   tu VJ-.il Canada���The New
Orleana 8hoiitinif-r*r<) esior U tackle's
Will ��� Mr. l-HiHlsiiiue un thr Observance
of Sunday, etc.,etc.
Mr Rider Haggard, the author, has bean
selected as the Conservative candidate to
contest the District of North Norwich.
Dudley Churchill Marjoribanks.the eldest
sou of Lord Tweedmouth, will accompany
his mother on a journey through Canada,
They go to visit the family of the Earl of
Aberdeen,the Governor*General of Canada.
Lord Kim bor ley, Minister of Foreign
A Hairs, haa refused to aee a deputation
which called upon him to enlist his official
sympathy with a movement to inquire into
the treatment of Christian prisoners in
Turkish gaols.
Mr. A. G, Satideman, the successor of
Mr, David Powell as Governor of the Bank
of England, is tho head of a greatj firm of
exporting wine merchants.
The Lord Mayor of London, Sir Joseph
Kermis, has beeu elected President of the
London Baseball Association.
Paderewaki has arranged to mako ,*
tour of America, beginning in November.
Ho will give a series of 80 concerts under
the management of Goerliiz.
The Allan line steamer State of California, Captain Braes, which sailed on Friday
for New York haa returned to the Clyde,
with the eccentric rod of her engine deranged
The Morning says that Prime Minister
Rosebery has recovered from his recent
illness, but that ho atill sutlers from insomnia. Hib physician has enjoined upon
him aix months of absolute rest,
Mr. Gladstone has issued asecoud article
ou the observance of Sunday, in which he
argues that with a true Christian it ia not
" How much of the Lord's day shall we
give to His service, but rather how little
shall we withhold." "Mr, Gladstone, who is
peraonally a strict observer of Sunday,
recently attributed his long life to the fact
that he invariably kept Sunday apart from
hiB ordinary life, and especially from his
political life.
Professor John Stuart Blackie, the distinguished author and Greek and Latin
scholar, who died on March 2, has left by
his will $20,000 to his wife, and his Greek
library, the finest in lhe world, he leaves
to Edinburgh University.
Lord Kimberley, Secretary of the Foreign Oflice, has answered the request of the
Liverpcol Chamber of Commerce that Sir
Julian Pauncefote be instructed by cable to
secure tho protection of Britiah subjects in
New Orleans. The shooting of the steamship Engineer's purser during the recent
riots gave riso to the request. Lord Kimberley said that he had communicated with
Mr, Gresham- Secretary of State, who on
the 16th had received assurances from the
Governor of Louisiana that the livea and
property of foreigners would be proteoted,
and tiiat thc crews of foreign steamers were
in no danger. The Governor remarked,
Lord Kimberley added, thatjthc identity ol
the Engineer's purser was in doubt when
hu waa shot.
Pursuit of Property ami Wenllh thr Main
fit use.
The warliko temperament of man haa
been one of his mosl prominent characteristics from the earliest timea. To live to
lii'lit has been thc chief aim of moat primitive peoples and has been a leading occupation of all civilized oues. Armies have
grown in size, weapons have multiplied in
number and dcstructiveness, battles have
grown moro and more deadly in action
while also becoming more merciful io their
accompaniments; but still it is everywhere
apparent that, in spite af these aids to
carnage,the military spirit is on the decline.
May we not look for the cause of this in
the enormously iucreased cost of warfare
and its interference with the pursuit of
prosperity and wealth ? When the internal
losses to a ptople become greater than those
they cau gain through conquest and annexation, they will be very loath to enter into
a great conflict.
We are very far from Baying that many
other causes, such as ethics and a growing
Bpiritof mercy, may not have contributed
to this pacification of the nations, hut is it
not true that the cost of war is thc chief
preventive of war ? If so, does it not illu*.-
trote the rule that the reactions set up by
lho vast technical improvement of methods
of destruction have reacted on the primitive
0-i-use of the destruction���viz: the human
will���and have lessened the cause by modifying the heart aud brain of man ?
or about liko an ordinary handsaw. File
iho teeth uutil Lhey hook and are well
sheared. The work will require two or
threo hours' time, but the saw will do
better woik more easily and rapidly. The
steel in our old grandfather's BttWU wns far
bettoi tempered than the soft-tempered
steel in modern saws, and will hold a keen
edge much longer.
The biggest, mule in the world is said to
be the property of E. R. Matuey, who lives
near Kdperton, Mo.
Expensive Red Tape.
���Idmiraiitys blunder a'*e not(says a Pari
correspondent) a privilege of Great Britain
alone. The French Minister of Marino kept
at St-PierroMfqUolon, near Newfoundland,
a stock oi empty barrels which had contained lard, wine und salt meat. The
Colonial Governor, not. knowing what to
do with these "empties,' which wero rot-
ting and falling to rieces, usked that they
might be n-moved* The Commissioner of
tiie Minister of Marine ruled, however,
that they must be sent to France. Ah no
transport ia to be found in thc Newfoundland waters, it'Mas necessary to charter a
sailing vessel, ihe Seaflower, which was
on its way to St. Mao, The vessel lauded,
the other day, its precious freight, a sum
C100 being paid hy the Admiraiiiy to the
owners. The barrels were sold by auctiou
and fetched the sum of l.'G.
Pussy Appreciated.
Mrs. Sourfttoe���Como here, my littio 'liar.
What a nice, lovely littio girl you aie ? Tell
me why vou are so fond of that cat,"
Little Girl���''Cau-jo when she purrs I know
she means it. A
Twenty Miles From a Doctor.
I was saddened to hear of a gojd and
tisoful woman out West whose lite was lost
just because the physician was too far ofl',
writes a correspondent. She had gone
there a few years ago as a, teacher and
afterwards married, and at her death a
family of poor little, children were left to
mourn. A cousin of mine te'ls how she
had to officiate in place of a doctor iu that
part of the country, A it al inu laugho i after
the danger was past and said Bhe just used
her common sense and called to mind all
that her mother and grandmother had told
her. In theae days of oil and gasoline
stoves water can be heated quickly, in an
emergency, and what possibilities there are
in hot water ! In oases of wounds, bruises,
sprains and inflammation the steaming tea
kettle giveB us assurance. For sore throat
I am an advocate of the cold compiess,
which is simplicity itself. Soak a cloth in
cold water, wring bo it will not drip and
biud on. Over this pin a dry cloth, go to
bed with warm foet, and in the morning
you will quote: "Richard is himself again,"
For tonsilitis I like to recall thn frequent
drinks of hot water I have taken to my
relief. For dyspepsia aud stubborn bowels
it is par excellence. The latter must be
*��� managed " by perseverance. Laxative
fond and that which contains muoh bulk
and waste mnst be eaten. Slippery elm or
bread elm is old-fashioned, hut so helpful.
Rubber hot water hags are a necessity
tliese days, but substitutes may be used.
Children are often atllicted with styes and
tender eyelids. Nothing is better than
holding a dripping hot cloth on the affected
parts ; cold water would shock and chill.
To stop bleeding, very hot water applied
to a raw cut will he found just the thing. I
greatly favor hot teas, "granny doses," as
a man calls them. They can't injure as do
some drugs, and are soothing and produce
a sweat. One woman physician said a mistake was often made by having them too
strong. Their chief virtue lies in their
luitiii hot.
1 have been called a "water crank," bnt
no matter Bathing must be adapted to
constitutions. We had in our home for a
few yeais, a minister who waa sure that a
cold bath before breakfast was essential to
health. He wan a pale, bloodless mm, and
what vitality and warmth his body had
gained during the night hu washed it away.
His health was poor.  Eaoh winter morning
he walked down town to his breakfast.
Suffice to aay, hia health failed, whether
from his "hobby" or not I oan not aay.
As a counter-irritant, nothing compares
to mustard. Anybody cau have it. The
druggists sell prepared plasters whioh are
handy to tuck into your grip for emergencies, for sometimes a person is far from a
drug store. Pepper makes a good toothache plaster, and it is likewise helpful for
face neuralgia, Wheu Master Lambie had
a dangerous siege of flux I noticed the doctor used a spice poultice with happy results. Wheu a patient haa diarrhoea or
sick stomach little doses of spice tea are
Now we come to good lard as a remedy.
Its uses are many. They tell me how
freely it was used on my body when I had
malignant scarlet fever, when a child of
four. The whole body was often rubbed
with lard and it seemed to dry in at once.
1 forgot to sound the praises of flaxseed
poultices, or those made of bread and milk.
You all know their worth. I like corn
meal poultices better than the former, for
to me poultices of bread and milk or fla-c*
seed or onions are so otlcuaive in smell.
The oil rub for thin children ia a thing I
earnestly recommend. We have a woman
doctor in our family and I guess I caught
her enthusiasm for thia remedy. She says
"use cocoanut oil ("just why, I don't kuow.
I presume the work of a poultice on a boil
is to "scatter'* it or bring it to a "head"
Now for burns. Tho neighbor across the
hall burned her arm severely, last week,
Siie groaned and rapped on my door aud
said, "oh, do give me a cure qulokly." I
bouueed out of bed and ran for the mucilage bottle. An application of mucilage
excluded the air from it soon. In the
country we were wont to uae applebutter,
but it is mussy. Flour paste ia good to
exclude the air. I waa in a home once
where if anything happened the cry would
be: "Send for Aunt Eliza right away."
She lived near hy. Tho sight of her oap
border gave them courage.
The Earache.
Many of the current cures for earache
Advise the dropping of various substances
into the ear. One of the best specialists
of the day pronounces this " usually an
unadvisable procedure," and in the plaoe of
suoh remedies, prefers the application of
warmth to the region of the ear either by
dry heat iu the form of heated fiinnel,
cotton wool, bags of hops, bran or nio.il,
or by cloths wrong out of hot water, steam,
or poultices of flaxseed or  roasted   onions.
Cotton Bhould not habitually be worm-
wedged into the ear, for the reason that
or tho air passage is thus closed causing
secretiona of the ear to flow more slowly very
liltle, aud thus causing an uunaturalaul
disagreeable and perhaps injurious drynoss.
As, however, many cases of acute aural
trouble have resulted from h-uhing aud
ipecially from diving aud plunging in
���alt water, ia a wise precaution to plug
;he ears with cot ton at such times.
A  Strange  Tale   To'd hy  a Well
Known Minstrel.
The Painful Rr-mlH at aa Injury Re
calved .limy Yearn aga���Was Treated
In the Besl Hospitals or   two runI la
mu,    but    l'roii--iinf--��l   liirur.ilil**���4
I* linn  iMilr-it Pointed Oat the Kond
to B*B*-��vrry.
From Thu Owen Sound Timos.
The rnarvtl oub efficacy of Dr. Williams1
Piuk Pills haa agaiu been demonstrated in
this town. The Times referred to the
astonishing cure of Mr. Wm. Belrose, a
well known citizen. This was fallowed s
few weeks ago by the remarkable cure of
Mrs. Monnell, of Peel street, whose life had
bean despaired of by herself and family and
muds. A few days ago The Times reporter
was passing along Division street, when it
was noticed that a new barber shop had
been opcu d by Mr. Dick Cousby,a member
of a family who have lived in Owen Sound
for nsarly half a century. Knowing that
Mr. Cousby had heen seriously ailing when
hn came from England, a few months
p-svious, and at that time had little hope
of leoottr ng his health, The Times man
dropped in to have a chat, and before the
conversation proceeded very far it wu
uvtiim-i. that thore had been another miracle
performed by the wonder-working Pink
"Well, let ui start at the   beinnning of
my troubles," said Mr. Cousby, when The
Times    began   probing   for    particulars.
"Twenty-one years ago I left school   here
and joined a minstrel company.    Since that
time I have had parts in many of the leading
miuctre! companies as comedian and dancer
lu the spring of 1887 I thoughtlwould try a
summer engagement and took   a position
with Hall -fc Uingley's circus, then  playing
in  the   Western States.     One   morning
during the rush to put up the big three-pole
tnt, I was giving the men a hand, when
the cantro pole slipped out and in   falling
i*truck   me across the small of the baok.
While I felt sore for a time, I did not pay
much attention to it.    After  working a
veek I began to feel a pain similar to that
if h la tic-rheumatism.     For    a    year  I
( radnally grew worse and finally was laid
Lip,   This was at Milwaukee.   After some
time I went to St. Paul and underwent an
dectric treatment and thought I was cured.
I   then   took   an engagement   with Lew
Johnston's   Minstrels    and   went   aB   fat
Test as Seattle.   About three yeara ago
I made  an  engagement witli  Bowes and
Farquharaon to go on a tour through Europe
in the great American Minstrels.    Before
sailing   from New York I suffered from
pains botween the shoulders, but paid very
little attention to it at the tine, but when
I  reached  Glasgow 1 was scarcely able to
walk.    I remained in this condition until
we reached  Manchester, where I obtained
temporary relief from a doctor's prescription.    For two yeara the only relief I had
was by taking this medioine. In May of 1893
while at Birmingham I was taken very bad
and gradually got worse all summer.    Ad
engagement was offered mo as stage manager for Onsley's  Minstrels and 1 went out
with them, but in three months' time I wai
so bad that I had to quit.    All this time I
was consulting a physician who had been
recommended as a specialist, but without
any relief.    Hydropathic baths and other
simiUr  treatments were resorted tn with-
>ut avail.    Finally thero was no help for
i   and I went to Manchester,   and on Deo,
12th, 1893. went iuto the Royal Hospital,
-vhere   the physicians who diagnosed  my
���me pron uncpil it transverse  myelitis, oi
1 tonic spinal disease.    After being in thf
h s ital fur five months I grew worse, tmt-l!
;ny   legs beceme paralyzed from the hipi
down.    Dr.    Newhy, the   house surgeon,
-howed   me every   attention   and became
quite friend'y and regrai fully  informed m��
that I would be an invalid all my life.    Foi
a ohange I was sent to Barnes Convalescent
Hospital, Cheadle,having to be carried from
the hospital to the carriage ond then on to
��� he train.    After aweek  there  a patient
told me of a cure effected on himself by the
use of Dr.  Williams' Pink   Pills.   Being
thoroughly discouraged,   I  asked  for my
discharge and I was sent hack to Munches*
er, where I began taking Pink Pilla. After
ho use of a few boxes I recovered  tho use
i f my le.-s sufficiently to walk several blocks.
I then concluded to start for Canada and
join my friends here.   I continued taking
the Pills, constantly getting stronger.    1
have laken no other medioine since I began
the use of the Pink Pills, and I have no
doubt as to what cured me.   I now feel as
well as ever and I am able to tako up the
trade of harboring,  at   which J  worked
during   the  summer   months.    When   I
remember that the doctor* told me I would
he helpless all my life, I cannot help looking
upon  my cure  ae   a   miracle."   As   Mr,
Cousby told of the wonderful cure, hii
good-natured countenance fairly shone with
gratitude.    He is so well known here us a
straightforward respectable citizen   that
The Times need say nothing in his behalf.
His plain, unvarnished statement would go
for a tact with everyone who knows him.
These Pills are a positive cure for all
troubles arising from a vitiated condi'Ion,
of the blood, or ashattered, nervous system.
Mold hy all dealers or by mail, from Dr.
Williams Medicine Company, Brockville,
Out., or Schenectady, N. Y., at 50 cents a
box, or six boxes for $2.5-0. There are
numeroua imitations and substitutions
against whioh tlm publio in canM******-**!
Recipe.���For Making a Delicious
Health Drink at Small Cost.
Adnm'B Hoot Heer Fxiract one home
Floischmann's Yeast hnlf a cake
Sugar two pounds
Lukowarm Water two gallon*
Pis-solve the Pilgar ancl yeast nthewnter,
add the extract, and bottle: pi \r*o in a warm
plaee for twenty-four hours until it ferments,
then plare on ice, when it will open sparkling
and delicious,
Thn root boer can he obtained In all drug1
and m-nocrr storai in 10 ind 25 cent bottles ta
make two nnd fivo trull ons.
Toronto, Ontario.
As Well as Ever
After Taking Hood's Sarsaparilla
Cured of a Serious  Disease.
"I was suffering from what is known as
Brlght's disease for Ave years, and for days at a
time I have been unable to straighten myself
up. I was In bed for three weeks; during that
time I had leeches applied and derived no benefit. Seeing Hood's Sarsaparilla advertised In
the papers I decided to try a bottle.  I found
relief beforo I bad nnisOed taking half of a bottle. I got bo much help from taking the first
bottle that I decided to try another, and sines
taking tlie second bottle I fee. al well as ever
^ did In my life." Geo. Merritt, Toronto, Ont.
Mood's Pills aro prompt and efficient, *et
easy of action.  Sold by all druggists.  25c-
orted English
rightprioes. Park, Hlack well ��Co'L'd.Tor'nto
Sheep and Narrow American Hog Casings at
-"-'  ���        ' ���     ..- - ~I~T.,A   *IWfi
tional System.   No advanr*-* fees.   Write for
65 Shuter SU, Toronto.
MUSKOKA B0MMBR HOl/b-j * u*-.
SALE.���I have ono of tho liiient prcpo.--
jies in MusUoka*! cottage, with wido verandah
ill around, almost new, boat house, ieo house,
lteam launch, row and sail boat, canoe, steamboat wharf, all convenience**, situated on Lako
Rofweau, riRht on steamboat channel. Price
13850. Terms to'sntt Won't rent. 8. Frank
WILSON, 73 Adelaide St W., Toronto, Canadn.
1 Cine Trout Uod. Lancewood Tin  fl 25
1 Waterproof Braid Lino, 25 yards  25
1 Trout Fly Spoon  20
1 Click Reel, 40 yards  25
Hint Casting Line  15
1 Doss, Out Hooks  25
1 Hox Sinkers  05
i Dgk. Good Trout Flies  25
We will supply this lot for 12 cash.   Send your
money or order through your dealer,
Porfcct Gut Costing Lines (Scotch) $2.10 Dor.
Lacrosses, Footballs and all kinds of
Sporting Goods.
403 St. Paul Street, Montreal.
Dr. Laviolette's
Syrup of
The most palatable, the Barest, and  most
effectual tor young and old.
[Coughs and Colds,
Croup, Whooring-
Cough, Catarrh,
non't Tabacco Siivl or  *n***k�� Your Mfe
la the truthful, etartllng tlU*-*ofs hook about
No-To-Bao, the harmless, gur t*��.nteed tobacco
nabit cure that braces up nicotinizrd nerve-,
eliminates the nicotine pnlHon, mikes weak
men gain strength, vigor and manhood. You
run no physical or financial ri**k, as No*To-Bad
Is Hold under guarantee to cure or money refunded. Book free. Ail. sterling Hem mi)
no., sii ��-* Paul su. Montreal
He Could Not Leave,
The boy stands on the burning deok,
The flames about him glow;
He smiles, because he knows at home
He'd have to shovel snow.
City and County.   Fortune for good
Agent-*    address, D. A. KVANS & CO.,
74 College St,. Itoom 12,
Toronto, Ont
iVAHIED.-Bright, active,  energetic men in
every scotlon of the country to Introduce
in tho neighborhood an art icle of universal
linage,   Hurt* sale at ovory hou-o.   Splendid chance to make hii' money.   Address,
W. A. LOFTUS, Montreal.
Magical Apparatus, Lut*
o-i European and Amnrt*
cun Novott itf*.Card Tricks,
Our largo catalogue hive. P, K ICorr
nnd Ni vol y Co.,167 Church St.Toronto
Gtja.ar-x-s     i*r���	
Per the latest and best line of Booki and
_. ie* la Canada, all slat* and prioesj terms
liberal. Write tor cfctmlar***, William
" -If ga, PubUafeor, -ftmrftto, Oat,
'���Jli-U.UU uod l-otwoen lS-'it ��ud 1858.
���->HccHonH of Stamps nnd gut the his* host oash
���.rii'i; f>T liicm fnnn C. A,   NEtDHAM,
VU Main St. IC, Hamilton, Ont.
'Within 12 Hours After First Doso
the Pain Left Me'*���Rheumatism
of Seven Years' Standing Cured
in a Few Days.
1 have been a victim ol rheumatism for
even yearn, being confined to bed for
montha at a time, unable to turn myself.
I have been treated by many physicians in
this part ot the country, none of whom
benefited me. I had no faith in rhuematia
cures advertised, but my wife induced
me ,o pet n bottle of South American
Rheumatic Cute from Mr. Taylor.drugpist,
ot Owen .Sound. At tho time I was suffer*
im* agonizing pain, but inside of twelve
hours afier 1 took tlie brut dose the pain
left me. I continued uc til I took thre<
bottles, and 1 consider 1 am completeljt
(Signed) J, D. M'I.jjop.
Leith P.O., Ont.
An exposition of arts and industries will
he held in the City of Mexico in 1896.
Charlatans and Quacks.
Have long piied their vocation on lhe suffering pedalu of the people. The knife hu
Eared to the quick ; caustic applications
ave tormented the victim of corns until
the conviction shaped itselt���there's no
onre. Putnam's Rimless Corn Extractor
prores on what slender basis publio opinion
often rests. If you ruffer from eorns gat
the Extractor and you will bo satisfied.
Sold everywhere,
Mr. Henry Asquith, the Imperial Homo
Secretary, is suffering from mnuinza
Get Rid of NjupAigrla.
Ther* is no use in fooling with neuralgia.
ft ie a disease that gives way only to the
moat powerful remedies. No remedy yet
discovered has given the grand results that
invariably attends the employment of Pol-
son's Nervtline, Nerviline is a positive }
specific for all nerve pains, and ought to be i
kept on hand in every family* Sold every
where, 25 cents a bottle, I
Catarrh���Use Nasal Balm. Quiet, pool*
tive cure.   Soothing, cleansing, healing.
The Largest .Manufacturers of
On thia Contintnt, lnv- r*eelT*4
from tbt crett
istrial and Food
Untika thf? Dutch ]*roceaa, ro Alk*-
liciiir other > (.tmiir-iiot l'.Tfiarc
_     "rued in any of their pr-par-atic-m,
ThciTdeli'-i.n-i BUKAKI'AS'T COCOA in ��hioluUl/
pure *.���' ii ......V.e-. anil rujU leu than one cent a cup.
Elate, Shoct-Meml, Tile & Gravel Roofer.
Sheet Me'Al (lellines. Terra Coua Tile, Hod,
Black and flreen '{O'llini: Slato. Metal Cor-
hice��, Kelt, Ttr, Rooflrtl- I'ilch, Klc. Gutters.
DownpipeR. &,'.. supplied the trade.
Telephone im. Adelaide * Wldmer SU,
To Lease for Season or
Term of Years.
That Magnificent llotol at St.. I .eon Springs.
Mostattraotlve Summer Resort In Canada,
ffilojtantly (urnlshod throughout Acoommo*
da*ion tor 'tli) gtuitfl. Source of toe world
renowned St. Loon Wator, so noted for ite
mlraoulous oure o' disease, Exquisite Scenery, most doatrablo olasa of patrons. Last year
application*-  exceeded accommodation,    For
ull part culars apply���
And all aflbction-. ofthe Thrrat or Lungs,
inc. and 50c. per Bottlo. ear Try it.
Head what I ho*;-- who have used it say :
Mrs, Jo**. Mat toll, Scott strett. Berlin, Ont,,
(���ft.rst-Having Irlod l��r. Laviolette's Syrup of
Turpentine for iry family, I found ita very
superior remodj for had roughs and colds, and
1 can honestly recommend it.
,\ r. Win. K. llraclier, No. Pii Kiizuhcth St..
Toronto, nays: I havo used Dr. Laviolette's
f-yrupof. Turpentine for a severe cou(?h and
cold. T*vo 2o3, bottles effected a complete
pure,   I can honestly recommend It,
Your Druggist oan procure it from any
wholesale house or direel frum thc proprietor,
J Gustavo Laviolctte,M.D-
232*2*31 St. Paul St., Montreal.
11% BALL.
Wh int-nd to -a thousand farmen
happy thi*! scaaimi^li^aot ho one of thom
by buying a .
It will p'case you, give you fall*.faction, and
save ynu money. No breakdowns or hlaok*
���"iiiths1 hills to p-iy out for repn.inn��. If vie
have un AOENT in your locality, write direct tc
It 1�� told on a trnirantee by all dru*f-.
'   l.   It ouro. Incipient Cosaumptloa
ii th�� best Ootub and Cioud Cvtre,  ,
and all mothers who are nursing
babies derive great benefit from
Scott's Emulsion. This preparation serves two purposes. It
gives vital strength to mothers
and also enriches their milk and
thus makes their babies thrive.
Is a constructive food that promotes the making of healthy
tissue and bone. It is a wonderful remedy for Emaciation, General
Debility, Throat and Lung Complaints,
Coughs, Colds, Anaemia, Scrofula and
Wasting Diseases of Children.
Smdfar Pamphlet *m Scoff's Emulsion, frttt
Scott * Bowne. Belleville. All Druggists. 60c. A H
lf��ljt*l**����commcne��ilaneUbor*l*J pUii or u.WrrtulrM
tnt Mori wr, wtrn half thrtmih, Dia AUTIBThKinfl
DISlfPIiRID. Wltyt F-oaus.WKWIRKOTtawmLlII
WITH III*RISKS*). Tli-rc* wu hut ono thlnf to do; wilMnti
Ihi advertising and davote over* en orgy to filling th* ortw
With which wo wera doodad. Ihis we did, and haudltd Will
na.on-iMe promptnf.i a most unprKedt-tilad ynr'n b.iitn*-**-.
COUR. Lut yuar we could not reduca price-i lm.-au-.i- we wan
eotapelled id aome way to limit thodenia-id for Atrruotor tf-r-4%
Wo would have beea sati-jflfd with lower pro-, hiit why erntd
��� demand which wa could not aupplyT W* have made Ihi
hiavlest purcha**--* of atoel uid malarial bouj-bt in America thii
year, and at unprecedented price*, and have niada Urrni tl
dealers which inablt them to make uu-ireeidmled price-.,
In quality, character, variety, Aiii-.Ii, and act aaa ihi lily le
full atock of foods and rapairi, WI an without eumpatttarr-.
In our plan of advarti-ini lut year, we proposed to fornlih a
feed cutter under eert.**in condition* for #11. Fnr reason* tt*tad
abort wo did not com* let** tha advertiiiny, and tha feed etn*
Ur mi not put out. Wa mm propoM to nuke amend* In
the following manner: We wll anna-nnco in this piper em
$40 �� $10
eaih with order, f. o. b. Chiciao. Only one to nne penoa, h- Id
turtiisr* ad-ue*.*.i-i of ten naiihbor* who ought to have sime
thing in our Una. Cut, diivnptiou and fnll information n
gardingil will appear ic
HV ��'������*,
���i ia* r
Ily tttriretm
treat,   $th��ttM"
prtei ii ttO   elt
dtaltr,   To b* ����
pyoime ftei,.- uutl u:
U.-C.1I*.* <*f ini r-oti.j
nnbled to h
tyiuUom you mqalntt tpnyl'i.
"   mu autjiu. Thttmptn
dealer to oferrAoi-j-��
| the   Uguii'-r,
I -x-qfT*   nt    i'.
��� ''������'l */*�� met It
e tht ha
.... ...otcrial and laying it
he** in,, the cost nf laboi put
���..���ll that it is 11..1 wo ���'
Cam* the lu.-*-t dealnrt
i.mnig.    W�� hare
rfnl  in  thi  count
i Ing made up in Ihe fnrn
ftilion windmill*, * *
lUlfll'l, etc,    Tn "ier* *
l  and to such an esttnl In;
uh it account the w
icd competition Imt'-
l, r*iM:>:iin**ATikHl,\^'
���slant Inu llih hteoma I
thi piii-e uf nur t*^o.la (nnd
ume of emr busmen ran* I
���ihlel.thM fOIRLtlKiKWl	
TIIHK  TOnKltd 0��   IS THIS YKilt     TIIFY  DO IT  111
cavsi: irr. mask thk OKl.f ar��iii.itf.i.t kvi,uiii.h a*.*
TI1A\ T1IKY CAN IH'II.!!: lllrTAISK WE Alfl**iB Altr I'iil
Pl.HF.ll, AM) K'lriXlT LVKRVTIIINfl EX.C 11,1  ItllMIt
The-i concerns aro wiso, for, eve*i UiOU|h they may i
furnish the best if wheels, the wheel will hive Ibe beat of t<
porta,  Band to us yonr name and addreii, anil Lhotc ol
tieiclihnn who may need s-nnelhing in nur linn, ml II ��� :���'
ti:- in ,i chj'1 inn. Th�� AarmolorCo.li one of tin tnott iui <
ful builness eiUerprite* which Im** bren liunrhcd in reL. i
tiuifi. In tucrecding adverlisemeiits will l>e fliscu>-sed and mar!,
clear tha lines on which that gueceu ba* br*en wurked out. 1
���-a* dimi by a farmer's boy, A direful following of the*"* i. ���
���/frli-enieiitsm*\viii(!(:Ml ti> som-; other farmer'* h*v " *-*
Aermotor Co.* 101a,Ko��iirwHi*M t.
Owing  to   the enormous
sale of our famous
Something Good "
Other   Manufacturera  Hre   putting  on   tbe
market inferior guoila under ttie name.
A poor article is nevttr imitated, therefore
j the fact that 'Something Good'* i�� being
coun ter feitt'd in a Ruaranioe to Rtnokera that 11
Is the best 5c. Cigar on tho Market.
In purchasinp* nee that our trade mark (The
**8nowshoe) and firm namo aro on eaoli hox, no
other is genuine. Our "Something Good"
|brand is registered and any one selling other
cigars under this name will be prosecuted.
Empire Tobacco Co., Montreal
largest Sale in Canada.
���utT laautt.
Idlt.d by A. I. VOOT,
Oifubt JaxvU St. BiptUt Ohuroli, Toronto.
Mot,SingleCoplM,"$ToO; PtrDoi.,$10.01
i t*f\    Bargali
. OUC. Bulbs a
W     The Maximum of Worth at
ns in 11
and Plants   ,
 t  at Minlnum of Coit     I
iNo.B���15 Gladiolus, finest assorted, for 60c   |
"   I��� 8DahIias,3electshowvariet's" 50c.'
" Q��� 8 Montbretias, handsome   .   "50c, I
" O��� 6 Roses,everbloom'g beauties" 60c.
/Window Collection, i each,l       I '
w-- " Fuchsia, Dbl. FI. Musk, Ivy
and Sweet Sc'l'd Geranium, |-50o.< '
Manetta Vine, Tropaeolium, I
, Meit.Primrose&Heliotropel       |
"  ju���8 Geraniums, finest assorted "50c.
I ' *' R���taColeus, fineassoriedcolors '* 60c,| '
" 8��� 5 Iris, finest varieties   ..." 50c. .
| I   Any 2.���-'���IKt inns for Sic * **. lor |t.25 ; or.'. f..r*l.   {I
Ily Mail, i>.-st [mill, nur Hlm.tUiB.   ASlWliI        T
| ' Catalocne Free*
' Toroato. OnU
The Wilson Publishing Cu'yv
Printers of Newspaper OaUttLei and Ii^luaa*.
Thc HfHt Printed and Newsiest in Canad-M
BaveifiO per oent. fo I-ul'li-]n*r.   Faollltlo? un-
fur|iii*?-*(;ii for nil kinds of Newspaper Priming.
Writo for I'rices and TeroiB.
Better this  ��e����on th.a   over.      Everybody    tum   th��
Kvury dealer -ell. tbem     Th��*r vear lik�� Iroa G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate Brokers,   Na
Japanese ten next Tuesday.
Next Saturday expected to be pay d.iy.
Dr. D. W, Eberts, of Wellington, is in
Fine line of plows and harrows at Mc
Phee* Moore's.
Notice���Ads cannot be c'a.-.d later
than Saturday noon for the next ful
lowing issue.
The best assortment of >��eiu's spring
and summer lies to arrive next week ;il
McPhee & Moore's.
Rev, A. Tait will be inducted into Iih
charge next Thursday at 2 p.in, Revs.
McKae, Rogers and Mclntyre officiating.
Go to the calico ball young man md
bravely meet your fate; pluck from the
bag the mystic tie and merrily seel; your
Mr. C. II. Rabson as thc lowest bidder
was awarded the contract for slasliiin"
the woods between the townsite and lhe
railway to the new shaft.
The friencU of Mr. and Mrs. I*. I). Liltle will be pleased to le.irn that their liltle daughter Marguerite, who has been
seriously ill, is now improving.
At the new shaft thc blasts arc now
discharged by electricity instead of Infuse as heretofore, and the shift of the
tup man, riducetl to S hours.
The business of thc Union post office
has attained such proportions that llie
Dcpar'.inent has placed it in the class for
which it provides an office; or in oiher
words, allows rent for the office used.
We find in the estimates as published
in the volume entitled Public and Private
Acts of liritish Columbia for the financial
year ending June 30th 189,6 the Mini of
$500 for the Union hospital. This is an
agreeable surprise, but of course only
what we had a riylit to expect.
McPhee & Moore are receiving lheir
new spring stock weekly; when opened
call and sec it.
The new counters for the dry goods
department at Leiser's store are attracting much attention, They extend the
entire length of the store on the east side,
are finished in the natural gr.iin, the lops
aud fronts being of heavv plate glass
nearly a hall inch thick; while on the
back or inner side nf thu counter, under
the top, is a broad shell, thus doubling
the capacity. It seems as convenient as
it is beautiful.
Services will be conducted next Sabbath
at thc hall, by the Pastor, Rev. I). Mclntyre. Morning (11 a.m.) subject, Salt
ami light. Evening (7 p.m.) subject, Sin
in the camp.
Sabbath school 2 p.m; Bible class 3pm,
By special arrangement with   one   of  Fhe'oidesC
largest and most reliable Life Insurance Companies
111    Canada   We r"e a'J'C '�� ins,uri- tne M'es. ��l" any of the miners working at the new
per annum as follows:
or m any of the slopes in Union Mines at ordinary rates, costing
At the age of 25���$20.70   per   f icoo.oo
     11  30���$22.45     "    $1000.00
 40���$27.25      11    $1000.00
 50���$3905       11      jlOOCICU
The 6th and last entertainment ofthe
Course will be held nn Tlinr-d iv evening
the 181I1 inst. al 7. 30 n. m. in the New
Hall, Courtenay, when Rev, l>. A. Mc
Rue o! Nanaimo will deliver the lecture.
The members of Union Lodge No. 11.
ami Cumberland Encampment No. 6, tire
reu.ue.sted to meet at lhe Lodge Room on
Sunday April 28th nt 6 p.m., to attend
Divine Sim vice at the Presbyterian
Church. Visiting brethren are cordially
invited, '        J. Wli-te, N. C.
li. Enms, 1'. V.
ANDREWS.--At Sandwick, Wednesday
the 3d inst., to the wile of Mr. James Andrews, a son.
THORBURN,���At Union on Tuesday,
thc 91I1 inst. to the wife of Waller Thorburn, a daughter.
Thc San Mateo left Thursday for Port
Los Angeles wiih '.J50 tons of coal.
The Daisy left on Monday wilh 150
tons of coal for the sti. Kingston.
The Coc'tiitlnin left Thursday for the
North wilh 27 tons ol coal.
The Falcon with scow left on Tliurs
day wilh 154 tons for the N"iiliwcMern
Steamship company.
The City of Everett arm cd on Monday
The photographs fnr Union are expect
ed to be forwarded bv Mr. Young tn Chi
cago to be reproduced in etching, Iiy next
sleamer. Tub News will use special
ink and piper for ihc ilhtslnited   edition
The Emperor of J.ipin, in consider;!-
lion ofthe attempt tn murder I.i Hung
(.'hang, by youthful Japanese, las proclaimed an armistice; so while liic two
armies are al peace, let us have lea.
No country in the word can eclipse
the Japanese in preparing tea; so they
arc going to plaj lhe host, and aak all 10
come. The tea will he served in regal
style in fir.ice Methodi-.l church, on Lues
day evening, April 23d, commencing at
6 p. m. Artistic drcorations, Japanese
and otherwise; while obliging waiters in
Japanese costume wi'I liberally dispense
lhe tea and olher delicacies.
There is also to he a clvicc concert,
Japanese singing in i)lt. native language,
and altogether such a treat as will cm
ply repay any pcrse-p who may be fortunate enough lo be there.
Admission, joccts.    Don't miss it.
The Union Liber il Club was organized
j at a ver; enthii-iast c a though nol large
! ly attended meeting  held  last  Saturday
' evening in   Ihe  hall  over |. !',.   Holmes'
I store.   The foi owing officers wore elect-
: cd;  Pres. las. Will.-  Vi<-e   Pres.   R ib't
!  Cnurl-v:    Sec'v   Chas.   M   K r :   Treas.
Win.  Anthony.    A  c-uninit'ee was appointed Id  draft   b. lais  :':ie\   report at
the next  meeting     Ihc  ("lull arranged
] fn a supply of campaign   literature and
wail  ;i't  as   a   commitlee  of the  whole
: io snlici  nifinbers,   All present but one
��� united wilh lhe Club.   The kcxI meeting
wil! hi'   held   on   Nairn', r.   April   271I1
at 7. 30 p.   10.      tie  nii'julii is arc earnest reformers w ho propose doing  some
effei live missionary w.ak  before election
1l.1v. A Liberal.
Esquimalt &^Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table  No.   23,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Ihuri-
day,   Jan.   10th,   1801.   Train*
run on Pacific Standard
NORTH BOUND ���ReadDown.)
*>��� iii < ���tSS=-_-SJ;SgS3S'S2ai;eS8S8
����ei *A"H-'*"'-��*=SasSSSSSS8SR"R
<",' *.'.K I     .;;.:;:::: ;    ;::;.:���
(lu Sabbath, nprll 21. 11 a. m., Sacra
I  menial  services; at 7 p.   111.,  The  New
. Commandment; ai  2. 30 p. in., Sabbath |
I  school and lliblc class;   Prayer  meeting  |
Thursday 7 30 p. m.
Anderson, late of lhe Pay, begs In announce he has now his Metal  Works lo-
caicd or, Third Si. near the   News  office
j  where he is prepared to execute all   work
I ill his several lines,    which consist   of
: fOTNivit repairing of Watches,  Clocks
j and Jewelry;  Brazing and  Hard Soldering;   Sheet, Copper, Brass,  Lead, Zinc,
Tin and Copper worked  into all  forms.
Guns and Rilles neatly repaired.    Plumb
ing in all its branches.    Hot  waler coils
j p'aced in any pattern of stove.
;      Hath  Tubs   placed   at   shon   notice.
I  Mowing Machines repaired.   Uot air I'm'
j nares placed ou   m 1st   approved   pi ins
Worn   Table  Silver Ware rep'.-ited b
I patent pr a ess.    -in     '" :.   .     .
ing a id !'.   '  ���*
I      Aiw I: ohl
j length Rbeit.l Stove .'i;.i al sanv
as machine made. Pump , Piping etc,
Prices moderate, Having had 30
years experience in above lines, Mr. An
der on d esii'l hesitate to guarantee satisfaction.
���'������'���u*. 1 si:r:,"K,"-iS-��s*;'i5a-*-s2a **_
_     I, ss;5;*-?.:>--j,'5Sfj*5as3sgs
��� V J?  i -' ?' m m �� ~ ��� n �� �� 2 ***" ***iT* ���*"" *** ***���***** ** "* **���*
SOUTH BOUND ( Rkai> Up )
On Saturdays and Sundays
Return Tickets will ba uwnod between all
polate for a fare and a quarter. good for return not Inter than Monday.
Return Tickets for one an-I a half ordinary
fare may ho purchased dally to all poinU,
Rood for seven days, Including day of imxto.
No Return* Tickr's tamed tor a fare ai.-d a
quurLit whoro tho Bingl-j faro in  twent) flie
con l a.
The ss. Jam wili   leave   Victoria   this
week un Tlu-rsdnv   morning.  ui:i ��
Union Kricl n   <fti moon, .ir-1   le;i\(     5. L
unlay at 5       , I        * : r
&   lV<
Physicians and surgeons.
Pxmi'totmy lind thc l.ny will l��c vinitet. vtotj
N'culno-dft) iifi��'iitiK-n ft t Ui�� i��tirj tu-c of io-ii
l-at'onld nt ii distant ���*; wil rcr-ive tarly at
tout tm on rocolpt of um*i*1:--i.i* nm-wid
Thii week we a e showing on immense range
of ladies' spring capes antl jackets.
Largest assortment of
women and children
straw  hats for men,
��� brought into this
Two cases spring millinery for children.
100 dow* new corsets in 10 different styles.


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