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The Weekly News Aug 13, 1895

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$2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
ft.**"'**'0 Skimping in VVoifbts and Measures"!**"! at the
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.2o,i895.
aina.ni      1
-^ Union, B, 0. ���-
8oda Water. Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
tkt Ab.r. Store. Adjoin, Where Everything of the Seat in their Respective
lines will be found.
A. W. Mclntyre Prop.
Thomas 0, Morgan
���D**a,iT"*--rB  bloc**:
COl^OX     SJa.~T     MILL
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
I h.ive un unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. 0. Drawer 17
UXIOX HAY. 11. 0.
HavirtK taken ihis house, except the
bar, I shall be pleased to receive the
patronage of the public.
Board per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 cents.
T.J. I'iercy.
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner ,*id stand Dunsmuir Ave, Union,
lately occupied by Tm; News*
where I wil! keep in stock and
make to order all kinds of liar-'
nesses and everything in my
line at reasonable'prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, and, carriage trim-
mi ng.
...Thepatronage of the public
isi'esjjectfully sulicited.
Wesley Willard
t .���������.��� ������
FOR Sale.���Two fine young Berkshire
bears. Apply to Win. Harianston, Sand-
wick, I'.O.
Class meeting, to a.m. Morning Service II. Subject���"Kree Christum Work"
S.S. and Bible class 2 30. Evening Service at 7. Subject���"The Source of Religion". Prayer meeting Thursday Even
ing 7.30. Union Gospel Service, Saturday 8 p.m. Seats free, strangers.invited.
C.H.M. Sullur and, Pastor.
Services next Lord's tlay as usual conducted by the Pastor, 1). Mclntyre, in
the hall. Morning at 11. Subject���The
path of tht; just like the ever brightening
light. Evening at 7. Subject���Moving
higher. Sabbath school 2 p.m. Iliblc
class, 3 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7.30 p.m. Y.P.S.C.E. Friday evening ul 8 o'clnck ill the hall.
The steam yacht Eleanor was in for
r r 5 tons of lur! and left on Wednesday
for A'aska. This is lilt) finest yacht by
far ever seen on this const. She cost
about $3011,00 and is as large as the Costa Rica. Hei cabin is fitted up like 11
Kuronear, jialacfi antl [lie paintings which
line its mills are valued at l75,ooo. She
carries a crew of 49 antl costs ahnttl $12,
coo pur month tn run her. The Eleanor
belongs to Mr. Slater a multi-millionaire
of Rhode Island, an extensive manufacturer of cotton fabrics. . Mr. Slater is accompanied by his wife and family and a
part)' nf twelve friends, They are on
their way around the world. After visiting Alaska the partytwill g,i to San Fran,
cisco, where they will leave the yacht for
a living trip home across the continent
and then returning resume their world
around journey.
Br A, lamina)
WaNTRn���By nn nccoimiHfliftl young lattv
to cum-sii him Willi it yuiiii',' K'-ntlamun with
view to iii-i'rlmtiDy -inuat, not be otor 3a
Address coml.L-uluilly '.A " NKWS Ulflt-f.
How suggestive ofa heart yearing fnr
sonic kindred heart with which to heat
as oucl Perhaps there is that lunely
(ecling which we at times experience in
thc miilst of crowds, perhaps too much
of the drudgery of life and the soul longs
for the kakes nntl kisses.
May you find your affinity, fair advertiser, although you make a mistake in
barring all over 35 years. Experience
should count for snnieihing. Hul let mc
tell you a litlle story 10 encourage ynu
and those who will, nn doubt, patronize
the News matrimonial bureau'if you are
Dick Dragon, a male of mine, in early
days, had made a little pile on Dragon
Creek, sold nut his interest and invested
in the roadside house at Beaver Pass.
He fixed up the tungy red ohl place, re-
lined the rooms uiih rawhide hair out,
whitewashed the logs out side with clay,
rebuilt the mud and slat diamines, planed
the top of lhe bar, put up a 16 by 24
mirror flanked by ni stuffed owl and a
mangy skunk, installed Paddy O'Hare as
cook, and started fairly as a bonilace.
Now Dick was a genial soul, and Paddy ditl wonders wiih Ihe limited means
at his disposal and served a good square
meal; and thc boys from Dragon, Peterson, Kiishon and-other creeks patronized
the house liberally. We used to say,
"We'll make the Puss to r.ight and go on
in thc morning.
That meant a mild carouse, the exchange of news, and a game of poker before the big fire place while Paddy
scraped away on his fiddle in the corner,
Sn things went well with Dick and he
gradually got property around him: lirst
chickens and pigs, then some cows, finally 1 horse and buggy. Anil we used to
envy the solid comfort he took, and tell-
him that all he needed was a wife. *
However, nn*maiden came along, and
the unmarried females in the district were
yet in their mothers' arms. Now Dick
at Xmas determined tn ghe a dance and
sutler. There w.n> ntiuceayle the yearn-
irigs for'something. 'It must have heen
for pctticiiatsi���something different tn his
live slock or the bearded men who frequented his house. So he sent nui invitations to all the married men within a
radius of twenty miles fo bring their wives
and families. The buys got a general in
vite, everything free, antl plenty o* it. All
tlie women came, from fat Mr-.. Gannon,
who weighed 270 lbs 10 Mrs. D.ivey
Jones, who had just made her wedding
trip on snow shoes 01 er the mountains
into Barkerville.
Dick disbursed his hospitality liberally,
nursed Ihe babies, and of course won the
mothers' hearts; and they persuaded him
that all he needed tn round off his comfort was a wti'i:. The upshot 'was that
he made up his mind to get married, and
as he coit'd nnt wail for the babies to
grow up, he took the boys' advice and
advertised as follows: "A Bachelor, 40
years of age, having a comfortable home
and a good business wishes to correspond with a lady, with a view to main-
mony. Apply by letter to I). D., ean* nf
Cariboo Sentinel, Barkerville or to British Colonist, Victoria." To make a long
story short, for I was his confidante, several replies came, and out of them, Dick
selected a very nicely written one from
Glori.ana McQuirk, San Francisco, She
was .an orphan, 38 years ol* age, a good
seamstress and ennk, could plav antl sing
a litlle, etc.; was sure she could make a
good husband happ), etc., etc. Soon a
meeting was arranged at Victoria, ami
Dick leaving mc in charge went to his
fine, Two weeks after he wrote lhat he
was married, and they would be up the
following week.
On hearing this the bnvs dcterminctl
to give the couple a musing reception,
anil tin stage day about 200 of ihem came
out from their claims rigged up an anvil
to salute with, and sent a man down the
road, who was to ride back at top speed
antl announce lhe coming of thc slage.
In the meantime the bar was kept busy,
and by noon, when the messenger came
back to say the stage was coming, the
boys were very mellow, but subtitled, as
if thev felt it was nn occasion, when all
should behave decently.
Boom! went ihc anvil as the stage came
in sight; bang! again, as it drove up tn the
door. The slage team bai'elv kept from
boiling. Hang! again,as Dick got down
and hoisted out a litlle red haired rolcy-
pnlcy of a woman; and Joe Denny on
his come' antl Paddy on his fiddle struck
up the tune, "On ihe night when Larry
was stretched." The boys cheered as if
they were crazy. Dick then proceeded
to introduce his assembled friends to
Mrs. Dragon. Then there was more
cheering antl anvil tiring, and drinking
ol healths, and everyone felt as if it was
his own wedding day. Hy night a lot of
thc married folks drove in from Stanley
and Barkerville to welcome the new comer. Such a. wedding celebration was
never seen in "ariboo, before or since.
Now, I know that in the usual way
such stories end Dick should be shown
as having married a cross-eyed, cr-iss-
grained termagant, who made lilc a hull
TJ1X I02ST 6c OOUR;TB1T-A.lfr
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., et
to him, drunk like a fish, ruined his business, and drove him to suicide. Hut nn,
Dick got a treasure. She was all she
claimed to be: jolly, with a smile for all,
active as a cricket, and dropped into
Dick's life as if to the manor born. She
cleaned out the raw hides off the room,
had them nicely papered and lined,
introduced bed linen and table cloths,
fixed up a special nook for herself behind
the bar room, where each of Ihe boys
was welcome when they called and soon
had such an air of comfort round the
place and such good meals served, that
Beaver Pass house, Dick and his Gloria-
na, earned not only a local but a provincial reputation. Now, fair creature, I
hope vou will be as successful! as Dick.
Bui don't be as particular about a few
years. Glnriana may have been 38; Dick
never asked. The fact was she was
young in heart and that impressed itself
on her whole personality.
East Friday a foolish brown eagle desiring to feast off (>f-Mbr*:A*0'.'Wj*fbrl:er
which bruin had .slatiglftered for "Mr.
T.J. Williams, walked or flew into a trap
which had been set near thc dead animal,
and shortly afterwards ceased to take interest in sublunary events. The next day
Aug. 1 otli, early in the morning, Mr. Williams went out tc look after his pork baited traps, and 10 his astonishment lound
that the big trap had been torn from its
fastenings anil bodily carried off. A
plain, rugged trail led into the forest
through which the monster had dragged
the trap and its attachments. Without
following Williams turned down the Settlement brimming over with excitement,
seeking a rille. When our informant
left Williams was in hot pursuit of the
destroyer of his swine with a gun loaded
for bear.
Note. A courier followed a few hours
later wilh the intelligence that the bear
had been shot.
There was a meeting .Saturday evening
of those interested in the'formation of it
Brass Hand in Union. A committee con
sistin-; of George Robertson and Walter
Whvie was appointed locanvassihecamp
for contributions to ,1 fund 10 procure instruments, and a committee consisting
of John Robertson and John Thompson to
canvass Cumberland for the same purpose. It is to be hoped thai this commit
tee will meet with the necessary
encouragement. A public band would
do so much to enliven the place, and
everyone will doubtless be willing to help.
The instruments once obtained, concerts
can be given, and assistance now will be
appreciated, and when the band is in a
position to reciprocate favors we are
quiie sure they will not be forgotten or
At the musical concert by the wizard 01'
the violin, I'rof. Kihlbcrg on the 26th
inst at Piket's hall, will play on a number
of instruments, and the memory of his
concerts is saitl by those who have heard
them to lie a Dernrtttal delight, After
the concert there will be a dame fnr those
who enjoy terpsichorean pleasures. The
admission is only 50 cents. As one half
the net receipts goes to the hospital, everyone should turn out to help along .1
needed institution. Mrs. Piket has kind*
ly donated the use of the hall, and the
concert is receiving free advertising so
that it will be apparant that the proceeds
will not be eaten up in expenses.
In our report of the Festival held in
tlie Agricultural hall, Courienay, by the
ladies of the Episcopel church, the names
of Miss Eliza Milligan ami Mr. Birch
Smith, through oversight, did nnt appear. The lirst delighted the audience
bv her recitation and the second was
warmly applauded for his splendid sing-
A broken wire brings them late nnd
hi'nee they are boiled down.��� H. M.
Holmes remains the most prominent i:g-
ure in current criminal history and is
charged with ten murders and swindling
insurance companies out of $25,000, and
fresh charges are being worked up.���
Only eight jurors were secured up to Sat
urday in the Durrani murder case.���
Particulars ofa terrible massacre of white
missionaries bv Chinese, are at hand
���At Spring valley, Illinois the white
miners have invaded a negro camp (im
ported miners) of 500 and forced ihem
to flee.���The reply of the Porte to demands lor Armenian reforms is conciliatory on many points, but ptobably not
satisfactory.��� The Warrimo went a
shore in a fog last Friday at the point
where the Dutchess of Argyle was
Ralph Smith bas been appointed paid
agent of the Miners Union of Nanaimo
' Sshie co-operative saciety Nanaimo has
assigned and wiil be dissolved.
The hearing of the now famous license case of Dickson &. Co. -will take
place before Judge Harrison at Comox,
Thc full bench at Victoria has decided that thc crown did not transfer
the precious metals with the land to the
E. & N. railway, all the justices con-
curing. An appeal will be taken it is
On Saturday there were twn accidents
at No 4 slope caused by burning vas.
The first occurred at 4 n.m. when two
Italians were badly burned and laken 10
ihc hospital, Thc second accident occur
red about three hours later whwn a Jap
and John Hornick and J. Ctimmarella
were scorched, The Jap is reported to
be badly burned, but the other two got
off wuh comparatively slight injuries
Will exhibit scenes with a magic lantern, also will exhibit various curios from
Egypt and the South Sea Islands at Pi-
ket's Hall, Wednesday evening, Aug. the
21st. This will be on'y a feature ol an
entertainment to be given on that evening under the auspices of the Lntiies
Guild of Trinity church. For further par
titulars see next week's K KWS,
A poem entitled, My Mother, and one
entitled, The Mosquito Sung being good
enough tn keep and there being a lack nf
space, are Uid over until another   issue.
Flowers were received at the Hospital
this week from Little Kiver (aniens,
John J. K. Miller, proprietor.   ,
D. Ennis will erect two dwellings on
cast Penrith avenue.
The Cosia Rica left nn the 8th wiih
:6<x> tons of coal for ihe Union Colliery
Co., San Francisco.
The Coquitlam left on thc fith with 22
tons nf wash nut coal for the vessel's use.
The Thistle left un the 9th for Victoria
with 5J tons of wash coal for the coal
storage establishment and 150 tons for
the Electric tramway.
On the nth the Tepic was in and took
215 tons of Comox co?l and 177 tons of
wash nut for the C, t. R.
The Daisy left on the 13th with 154
tons of coal for C. Peabody, Victoria.
The barque Richard III is loading for
the Union Colliery Co., at San Francisco
The steamer De-Bay is due,
The Minneola left on the 9th with 3400
Ions of uml for the Southern Pacific. TO
Mrs, Turner's Funeral Oration at
Her Husband's Grave,
The Hon. Jes-e M. Turner, oi Grand
Rapids, Mloh., aieil recently ulter a
lingering illness from consumption,
nnil Mrs. Turner delivered tho following oration over his body in the graveyard, there being no other fiiucral exercises :
I feel that I must sny it word here
above the bier of my dead hero, lor
all that Is best lu lifo I owe to liim.
While living he avas for nil, but, being dead, he Is mine alone.     Then  I
avuuld speak,  for  many of you here
wero friends of his, aud, through hlin
only, friends of mine.    You who knew
him lu his professional or public lllo
knew liim to love and esteem, 1 know
from your presence here; but I tbink
that It mlist have been that ho was
at Ids best In liis private life,    lu Ills
home,    iwith his    frlunds, in Ills library, was certainly avhere ho found
life's fullest meaning and highest enjoyment.     Anil If iu public life     he
ever found it necessary to be stern
or appear harsh, yet it avas his nature to be kind nud gentlo;    for he
was ever a love** of little children, a
lover and protector of all    domestic
pets, a lover of (lowers and forests,
and that   gentle    mystic mood      of
nature Which his favorite potts sang
1-0 eloquently.     Perhaps be   did not
possess the   technicalities   of   exact
scholarship) yet he   avas a profound
fctutlent iu ninpy departments of research ; he avas familiar   with     the
avide sweep and tendencies   of     history, as well as with its more  particular phases.     He avas a lover   of
the literature of all nges nnd     na-
' tlons.    It avas   a   maxim avith him
that In a knoavledge of universal literature avns to bo fouud tlie widest
culture.   His Anglo-Saxon blooil made
him a fearless lover of the truth, und
fearless advocate of the rights of the
individual.      With   him    the human
soul In Its full integrity should   ae-
knoavledge no nuthority    either    to
church or state, except Indeed in so
far as had    beea   mutually   agreed
upon lor the good of all.    Yet. claiming   this   iire-eminent   position    for
himself, you avould not find    a man
more modest or more considerate lor
others.    His Ufa was cast upon a generous mould, his love and sympathy
were as avide as humanity, Ills interest ns avide ns nature.    The leas fortunate in life found    in     him a true
. friend and helper,  and lie avas    the
peer of many upon their own limited
���platform.    He avas mado of the stulf
irom which heross are made.    It was
ever   his   lot   to   struggle,  it    avas
his   to   endure,   and    it     avas     his
to attain.     To struggle,  to endure,
to attain; that makes   the cycle   of
human life, and his avas incomplete,
though his forty-three years seemed
all tuo short.     During tlie 15    yenrs
of our wedded life tliere has     uever
been a winter uor a summer gone by,
but   at the turning of tlie seasons  I
have heard the rustling ot thc robes
of the angel of death.     The shadow
of ber wing lias been over us at all
times.     There Iiuh never been a fond
ambition for this world's fair    prospects but lias been gentle shrouded
on her breast.     Jly sorrow Is great,
but it Is without bitterness, except in
so far ns contrition and remorse will
come with    the    recollection that I
might have been moro tender and loving to one avhose life wns so unequally
matched witli late.     I cannot stand
hero above tj.ie wreck of so much ipro-
mise and say that I believe that It
is the avlll of Providence, for I do not.
Uod does not will such heart-breaking
things, I enn tnke no comfort In the
plntitude that the mysteries' of Providence nre pnst huninn understanding.     Humanity itself has been     intrusted    m-ith  the    high problem of
working out Its own salvation, nnd
it is humanity's part to see tbat such
inconsolable    things do not   happen.
Humanity, by Investigation, reseurch
and    effort    must fulfil   the destiny
stamped upon its brow.     To     base
my faith upon the postulnto     that
somewhere at somo time in the unl-
��� verse this must be compensated for
is an unsubstantial position, for there
is no compensation.      There can be
none, except In so far ns human effort
can prevent the happenings of such untimely occurrences.      But weep not
for him, for all has ended In    peace;
weep for me and for mine, If you will;
but weep not for him, for his life went
out upon triumphant lines.     No Imperial gunrd ever died at his post of
duty more nobly thnn did our hero,
and I pray that his life mny still be
a hope and Inspiration to me, and not
a mere memory, however sweet nntl
sacred that will always bo.      Weep
not for him.    Chant no funernl dirge.
Let no minor strnins of woe accompany tho flight of his spirit. Wo will
not sny dust tn dust and nsjics.bnt lifo
to life nntl spirit to spirit.       Weep
not for hitn, for I sny his life hns gone
out upon   itrluniphunt   chords   that
wenve the hnrmony that would ei'ho
thc flight of his soul.
The returns of deaths caused by
wild animals In India continue to show
a largo Increase, tho fatalities from
snake bite, ns usual, heading tho list.
The Government of India observe thnt
there seems doubt that tho changes
in tho system of rewards havo discouraged the people avho formerly
made n systematic practice of hunting
and killing poisonous snakes. Yet tho
reason given for theso changes waB
that tlio peoplo " weat into the
Jungles and hunted for snakes, apparently In places avhoro It was highly
Improbable that the snakes would
ever causo loss of lifo." The total
morality during the year from wild
autmals, cxclualvo of snakes, was
2,804, of which tigers avere responsible for nearly 1,000, nntl leopards
for 291. Wolves claimed 175 victims,
bears 321, elephants 68,' hyenas CO,
nnd other nnlmals unspecified 3,142.
The total number of cnttlo killed avas
90,258, an increase of 0,000 over the
previous yenr's total
Talmage Objects to Criticism of the
lie Prefers the out aud out opposition of
lulltlellty to the Kecouitructloo, Methods of Some of Ills Ministerial Itretli-
reu���Mongrel Kecleslasttca Hit Hard.
New York, June 9, 1S95.���In his ser-
iii.in for to-day, Rev. Dr. Talmage
de-alt with a subject that is agitating
iho entire Christian church at the
present moment, namely: "Expurgation of the Scriptures." The text
ehosen was, "Let God be true, hut
every man a liar."���Romans 111., I.
Tho Bible needs reconstruction according to some Inside and outside the
pulpit. It is no surprise that the world
bombards iho Scriptures, but It is amazing to lind Christian ministers picking at this In the Bible and denying
that, until many good people are left
in the tog about what pans of lho
Bible they ought to believe and what
parts reject. The heinousness of finding fault with ihe Bible at this time
"most evident. In our day the Bible
is assailed by scurrility, by misrepie-
sentatlon, by Infidel scientists, by all
ih" vice o�� earth and all the venom
ot perdition, and at this Pai-ueulai
timo even preachers of the gospel!all
inio line of e. Ism ot the Word of
Uod. Why, i. r.akts me think ol a
ship in a September equinox, the
waves dashing to the lop ot the smoke.
stuck and ihe hatches tasiened down,
and many prophesying the tuunacrmg
oi the steamer, and ai that time some
vt lhe crow Willi axes and SS.WB go
down Into tho hold of the ship, and
ihey try io saw off somo ot the plat k,,
and piy out some of the timbers because the timber did not oome trom
the right forest! It does not seem to
ine to be a commendable business folio crow to be helping the winds and
sonus outside with their axes.anal
saws inside. Now, this old gospel
ship" what wilh the roaring or earth
and hell around the stem and s.e n
and mutiny on dock, is having a voiy
roug voyage, but 1 havo noticed that
not one of the timbers has started,
and thf Captain says that He will see
it through. And 1 have noticed tha.
keelson and counter-timber-knee are
buill out of Lebanon cedar, and she is
gong io weather the gale, but no
credit to  those who make mutiny on
3 When 1 see professed Christians In
this particular day finding fault with
he Scriptures, it makes nae think of a
fortress terrifically bombarded, and
the men on the ramparts, instead of
swabbing out and loading the guns
and helping letch up the ammunition
from the magazine, are trying with
crowbars to pry out from tho walla
certain blocks ot stone, because ttiej
did not come from the right quarry,
on. men on the ramparts, uetter ngiu
buck, and tight down the common en-
ems', instead of Hying to make breaches in tho wall. _        .
While 1 oppose tho expurgation ot
the Scriptures, 1 will give you my reasons lor such opposition. "Whatl say
somo of the theological evolutionists,
whose brains have been addled by too
long blooding over them by Darwin
and Spencer, "you don t now really believe all the story ut the Garden, do
you'.'" Ves, as much as 1 believe there
were roses iu my garden last summer.
"But." they say, "you don't really believe that the sun and moon stood
stlUV" Yes, and if 1 had strength enough to create a sun and muon 1 oould
make them stand still. "But," they say,
"you don't really believe the whale
swallowed Jonah'/" Yes, and if I were
strong enough to make a avnale, 1 oould
have made very easy ingress for the refractory prophet, leaving to evolution
to elect him if he were an unworthy
tenant! "But," they say, "you don t
really believe thai the waler was turned into wine'/" Yes, just as easily as
waler now is often turned into wine
with an admixture ot strychnine and
logwood! "But," they say, "you don't
really believe that Samson slew a
thousand wuh llie jawbone of an ass',''
Yos. and 1 mink mat the man wno in
tliis day assaults llie Bible is wielding
lhe same weapon;
There'Is nothing in the Bible thut
staggers ine. There are many things 1
do not understand, 1 do not pretend to
understand. But that would be a very
poor God who could be fully understood
by the human. That would be a very
small Inhnlte that cun be measured
by the Unite. You must not expect to
weigh the thunderbolts of. Omnipotence
In an apothecary's balances. Starting
with the idea that Uod can do anything, and that He avas present at the
beglnlnng, and that He is present now,
there Is nothing in the Holy Scriptures
lo arouse scepticism in my heart. Here
1 stand, a fossil of. the ages, dug up
from the tertiary formation, fallen oh
the shelf of an antiquarian, a man lu
the latter part of the glorious nineteenth century, believing in a whule Bible from lid lo lid!
1 am opposed to the expurgation of
the Scriptures, lu the lirst place because the Bible In Us present shape has
been so miraculously preserved. Fifteen hundred years after Herodotus
wrote his history, there was only one
manuscript copy of It. Twelve hundred
years after l'lalo wrote his book, there
was only one manuscript copy ot It.
Uod was so careful to havo us have the
Bible in just the right shape that wo
have fifty manuscript copies of the
New Testament a thousand years old,
and some of them fifteen hundred yeara
old. This book handed down from the
time of Christ, or just after the time of
Christ, by the hand of such men as
Orlgen, in the second century, and
by mon of different ages who died for
tholr principles. The three best cople3
of the New Testament In manuscript in
tlie possession of the three great
churches���the Protestant church of
ICngland, the Greek church of St.
Petersburg, and the Romish church of
It is a plain matter of history that
Tischcndorf wont to a convent In the
peninsula of Sinai, and was by ropes
lifted over the wall into tlie convent,
that being tlie only mode of admission,
and that he saw there in the waste
basket for kindling for tho fires a
manuscript of tho Holy Scriptures.
That night lie copied many of tlie passages of that Bible, but it was not until fifteen years had passed of earnest
entreaty and prayer and coaxing and
purchase on his part that that copy
of the holy scriptures was put into
the hand of the emperor of Russia���
that one copy so marvellously protected.
Do you not know that tho catalogue
of the books of the Old and New Testaments as we have it, is the same catalogue that has been coming on down
through the ages'; Thirty-nine books
of the Old Testament thousands of
vears ago. Thirty-nine now. Twenty-
seven books of the Now Testament sixteen hundred years ago. Twenty-seven
books of the New Testament now.
Marolon, for wickedness, was turned
out of the ohurch in the second century and In his assault on the Bible
and Christianity ho Incidentally Klves
a catalogue of lh" bonks of the Bible���
that catalogue corresponding exactly
with ours���testimony given by the enemy of the Blbl" and the enemy ot
Christianity, The catalogue now just
like ibe catalogue then. Assaulted and
-.pit on and lorn to pieces and burned,
vet adhering. The book to-day, in
three-hundred languages, confronting
three-fourths ��< Hie human race In
Uieir own tonsil". Four hundred million copies ot il In existence. Does not
that look as if this book had been divinely protected, as if Uod had guarded It all through the centuries/
is it not an argument plain enough
to every honest man and every honest
woman, that a book divinely protected
und In this shape, is in the very shape
that Uad wanls ItV it pleases Uod, and
ought to please us. The epidemics which
have swept thousands of other books
Into the sepulchre of forgetfulness,
have only brightened the fame of this.
There is not one book out of a thousand that lives livo years. Any publisher will tell yuu that. There will not
lie more than one book out of twenty
thousand that will live a century. Yet,
here Is a book, muoh of it sixteen hundred years old, and muoh of it four
thousand years old, and with more rebound and resilience and strength in it
man when the book was lirst put upon
parchment or papyrus. This book saw
tiie cradle of all other books.and it will
see their graves. Would you not think
that an old book, like this, some of It
forty centuries old, would come along
hobbling with age and on crutches'/ Instead of that, more potent than any
other book of the time. More copies ot
it printed in the last ten years than of
any other book���Walter Scoit's Waverly novels, Mttcaulay's History of England, Disraeli's Bndymion, the works
of Tennyson and Longfellow, and all
the popular books of our time having
no such sale in the last ton years as
this old worn-out book. Do you know
what a struggle a book has In order to
get through one century or two centuries'/ Some old books during a lire
in a Seraglio of Constantinople were
thrown inio the street. A man without
any education picked up one of those
books, read it,and did not see the value
of it. A scholar looked over his shoulder, and saw it was the lirst and second
decades of Livy, and he offered the
man a large reward if lie would bring
lho books to his study; but in the excitement of the tire the two parted,and
Lhe first and second decades of Livy
were forever lost. Pliny wrote twenty
books of history; all lost. The most of
Menander's writings lost. Of one hundred and thirty comedies of Plautus.all
gone but twenty. Kurinides wrote a
hundred dramas, all gone but nineteen. Aesenvius wrote a hundred
dramas, all gone but seven. Varro
wrote the laborious biographies of
seven hundred Romans; not a fragment left. Quintillian wrote his favorite book on the corruption of eloquence;
all lost. Thirty books of Tacitus lost.
Dion Cassius wrote eighty books, only
twenty remain. Beroslus' history all
Nearly all the old books are mum
mlfled, and are lying in tlie tombs of
old libraries, and perhaps once in
twenty years some man comes along
and picks up one of them, and blows
the dust off, and opens it, and finds
it the book he does not avant. But
this old Book, much of it forty centuries old, stands to-day more discussed than any other book, and It
challenges the admiration of all the
good and the spite and the venom
and the animosity and the hyper-
crltlclsm of earth and hell, i appeal
to your common sense, if a book so
divinely guarded and protected in its
present shape, must not be in juat
the way that Uod wants it to come
to us, and If It pleases Uod, ought it
not to please us'/
Not only have all the attempts to
detract from the Book failed, but all
the attempts to add to It. Many attempts were made to add the apoeh-
ryphal books to the old Testament.
The council of Trent, the synod of
Jerusalem, the bishops of Hippo, all
decided that the apoehryphal books
must be added to the Old Testament.
"They must stay In," said those
learned men; but they stayed out.
There is not an intelligent Christian
man that to-day will put the Book of
Maccabees or the Book of Judith beside the Book of Isaiah or Romans.
Then a great many said, "We must
have botiks added to lhe New Testament." and there were epistles and
gospels and apocalypses written and
added lo lhe New Testament, but
tliey have all fallen out. You cannot
add anything. You cannot subtract
anything. Divinely proteoted Book
in the present shape. Let no man
dare to lay his hands on it with itie
Intention of detracting from the Book,
or casting out any of these holy
Besides that, I am opposed to nils
expul-gatlon of the Scriptures because
If the attempt were successful, 11
would be lhe annihilation of the Bible.
Inlidel geologists would say, "UUL
with the book of Genesis!" Infidel astronomers would say, "Out with the
Bouk of Joshua;" people who do not
believe In the atoning sacrifice would
say, "Out with the Book of Leviticus;" people who do not believe in the
miracles would say, "Out with all
those wonderful stories in the Old and
New Testament;" and some would
say, "Out with the Book of Revelation:" and others avould say, "Out
witli the entire Pentateuch," and the
work would go on until there would
not be enough of the Bible left to be
worth as much as last year's almanac.
The expurgation of the Scriptures
means their annihilation.
I am also opposed to this proposed
expurgation of the Scriptures for the
fact that in proportion as people become self-sacrificing and good and
holy antl consecrated, they like the
Book ns It Is. I have yet to find a
man or a woman distinguished for
self sacrifice, for consecration to God,
for holiness of life, who wants the
Bilile changed. Many of us have inherited   family   Bibles.   Those Bibles
were in use twenty, forty, fifty, perhaps a hundred years in the generations. To-day take down those family Bibles, and And out if there are
chapters which have been erased by
lead pencil or pen. antl if in any margins you can find the words, "This
chapter not fit to read." There has
been plenty of opportunity during the
last half century privately to expurgate lhe Bible. Do you know any
case of such expurgation? Did not
your grandfather give it to your
father, and did not your father give
it to you.
Besides that, I am opposed to the
expurgation of the Scriptures, because
the so-called indelicacies and cruelties
of the Bible have demonstrated no
evil result. A cruel liook which produce cruelty��� an unclean book will
produce uneleanllness. Fetch me a
victim. Out of all Christendom and
out of all ages, fetch me a vielim
whose heart has been hardened to
cruelty, or whose life has been made
impure by this Book. Show me one.
One of the best families I ever knew
of, for thirty or forty years, morning
and evening had all the members
gathered together, nnd the servants
of the household, and the strangers
lhat happened to be within the gates
���twice a day, without leaving out a
chapter or a verse, they read this
holy Book, morning by morning, night
by night. Not only the older children,
but the little child who could just
spell her way through the verse while
her mother helped her. The father
beginning and reading one verse, antl
then all the members of the family
in turn reading a verse. The father
maintained his integrity, the mother
maintained , her integrity, the spn3
grew up and entered professions and
commercial life, adorning every
sphere of the life In avhich they lived,
and the daughters went into families
where Christ was honored, and all that
was good and puVe and righteous
reigned perpetually, Fur thirty yoars
that family endured the Scriptures,
Not one of them ruined by ihem.
Now. if you will tell me of a family
where lhe Bible has been read twice a
day for thirty years, and the children
have been brought up in that habit,
and the father went lo ruin, and the
mother went to ruin, and the sons and
daughters were destroyed by it���if you
tell me of one such Incident, 1 will
throw away my Bible, or 1 will doubt
your veracity. I tell you, if a man is
shocked with what he calls the Indelicacies of the word of God, he is prurient in ills taste and imagination. If a
man cannot read Solomon's Song avlth-
out impure suggestion, lie is either in
liis heart or in his life a libertine.
The Old Testament description of
Wickedness, uncleanness of all sorts,
is purposely antl righteously a disgusting account, instead of the Byronic
..nd the Parisian vernacular, which
makes sin attractive instead of appalling. When those old prophets point
you to a lazaretto, you understand it
is a lazaretto. When a man, having
begun to do right, falls back into
wickedness aud gives up his Integrity,
the Bible does not say he was overcome by the fascinations of the festive board, or that he surrendered to
convivialities, or that ho became a little fast in his habits. 1 will tell you
what the Bible says: "The dog is turned to his own vomit again, and the sow
that was washed to hor wallowing in
tho mire." No gilding of iniquity. No
garlands on a death's head. No pounding away with a silver mallet at iniquity when it needs an iron sledge
1 can easily understand how people
brooding over lhe description of uncleanness In the Bible may get morbid
In mind until they are as full of it as
the wings and the beak and the nostril and the claw of a buzzard is full
of the odors of a carcass; but what Is
wanted is not that the Bible be disinfected, but that you, the critic, have
your mind and heart washed with carbolic acid.
Expurgate the Bible! Y'ou might as
well go to the old picture galleries in
Dresden and in Venice and in Rome
and expurgate the old paintings. Perhaps you oould find a foot of Michael
Angelo's Last Judgment that might
be improved. Perhaps you eould throw
more expression into Raphael's Madonna. Perhaps you could put more pathos
into Rubens' Descent From the Cross.
Perhaps you could change the crests
of the waves in Turner's Slave Ship,
Perhaps you might go intol the old galleries of sculpture and change the
forms and the postures of the 6tatues
of Phidias and Praxiteles. Such an
Iconoclast would very soon find himself
in the penitentiary. But it is worse
vandalism when' a man proposes to
re-fashlon these masterpieces of inspiration, and to remodel the moral
glanls of this gallery of God.
Now, let us divide off. Let those
people who do not believe the Bible
and who are critical of this and that
part of it, go clear over to the other
side. Let them stand behind the devil's
guns. There can be no compromise
between Infidelity and Christianity.
Give us the out and out opposition of
Infidelity rather than the work of
these hybrid theologians, these mongrel ecclesiastics, these half evoluted
people, who believe the Bible and do
not believe It, who accept the miracles
and do not accept them, who lielieve
In the Inspiration of the scriptures
and do not believe In the Inspiration
of the scriptures���trimming their belief
on one side to suit the scepticism of
Lho world, trimming their belief nn the
other side to suit tho pride nf their
own heart, and feeling that in order
to demonstrate their courage tliey
must make the Bible a target and
shoot at Clod.
Young man, do not be ashamed of
your Bible. There is not a virtue but
it commends, there Is not a sorrow
but It comforts, there is not a good
law on tho statue book of any country, but It Is founded on tliese Ten
Commandments. There are no braver,
grander people In all the earth than
the heroes and the heroines avhich it
A recently returned traveller from
Australia says that when one of tbe
Chinamen there wants a avlfe he
writes to a matrimonial agency in
Hong King and requests that a
maiden under 20, who has never left
her father's house and never read a
book, be sent to him. Her eyelashes
must measure half an inch and her
teeth bo ns white and sparkling as the
pearls of Ceylon, her breath be as
sweet as the odorous groves ol Java
and her heart as overflowing with
nffectlon for her unknown purchaser
as Is tho greatest river In tho world,
the Ynngtso Klang, ot clear water.
A Little Hint Showing How  lhey Mav be
A perfect neck is not often seen.
The shoulders may be well rounded,
and the skin white nnd fine, and yet
ugly hollows and distinct BUadows of
collar bones completely spoil the contour. This can ull be remedied, and
that easily. Let any girl avho has
such a neck try the eflect oi gymnastics fifteen minutes every night
und morning for a mouth. Tho result will surprise her. The gymnastics consist ol pushing the arms
straight out In front of the body with
a jab for four times, then the same
movement avith the arms straight up
in the nir. Then from tho side, aud.
finally.backward, ulwuys avith shoulders thrown buck, head erect, aud
chin well In. The object of those exercises Is to develop the muscles of
the neck, which, unless a girl has beeu
brought up to all sorts of athletic exercises, particularly rowing aud
swimming, have never hud full play.
A mouths trial avlll convince uuyouts
of the merits ol the prescription. Massage avith cocoa butter is a capital
thing to make the neck and shoulders
lut und smooth, but It Is a fur more
expensive method. Singing lessons
often improve the throat as much us
the voice Itself, and muny women who
have no taleut for music consider the
money they spend lor vocal instruction is "tveil worth It" when tliey see
the change in their appearance.
The arms aro a sore trial to niauy
a woman, for a rough, beefy look ou
the upper urm seems impossible to,
overcome. Time, patience, a nail
brush, nud massage abovo all things,
will remedy this worst uf Ills, which
comes from imperfect circulation in
almost till cases. Tho arms share, of
course, iu the daily bath, but that
part uf thom does uot receive the necessary washing nnd rubbing, lieuce
the rough, reddened uppearance ol
the skiu.
Massage will work the desired results much more quickly than will
anything else, but let the woman
who cannot afford massage bo her
owu masseuse for a time, nnd with
the aid of bath-brush and unscented
soap try avhat Bhe cau do. Tho
rough treatment avlll not harden nor
coarsen the skiu, ns might be thought,
but, on the contrary, will render it
wonderfully smooth nnd white.���Now
York Herald.
The Figure She Cuts In the World of Hind-
liens To-day.
The real and the ouly New Woman,
says the Philadelphia Record, is tlie
Business Woman; and how far she is.
invading the province formerly monopolized by man may be perceived by
a glance Into the recent census bulletin. Of the total avorklng population of the United States in 1S90
there avere 3,1)14,711 females to 18,-
820,950 males. This number of women
In business employment represented
an increase ol 263 per cent, in the
female industrial army during the
previous decade. The Increase has
undoubtedly been iar greater during
the past hall decade, however, thnn
during all the Interval between the
censuses under comparison; and with
a Just equality ol avages betaveeti
women and men it may not be long
before there will be an equality In
the numbers of the two sexes lu the
Industrial world.
Among Pennsylvania's total female
wurklnfc population ot 1,959,.091 tiiej-c.
nre 323,951 registered us In actual
employment���about 20 per cent, of her
eligible tvorktvomen. It Is curious to
note tho various figures for the differing trades, professions and pursuits, not only In this State, but,
throughout the Union. Broadly
stated, there are 1,027,525 women
engaged in the manufacturing und
mechanical Industries of the United
States, 079,509 avomen carrying on
agriculture, fisheries and mining,
(there are 219 female coal miners),
and 268,726 in the professions. This
latter figure avlll seem surprising until It is remembered that 215,230
women nre teachers. The army ot
professional women, exclusive ol these
school-serving teachers, is, however,.
23,496 at the minimum estimate, almost as large as the standing army
of the nation Itself. The leading
female occupation Is still the old-
fashioned domestic service, which
numbers 1,205,876 avomen. There
nre, too, 32,593 boarding and lodging house hostesses. Dressmaking
claims the hands of 288,155 and In Its
companion work there are 145,716
seamstresses. The old business of
ealesavoman numbers 58,449. Thus
the bulk of tho female working population Is still to bo found In the old
pursuits, which, ol course, has been
In stenography nnd typewriting the
fair sex outnumbers the stern sex 2
to 1. There are 21,185 clickers of the
typewriter keys. Among queer new
lines ol avork there may be mentioned
129 butchers, 191 carpenters, 83 undertakers, 24 hostlers, 4 locomotive
engineers, 69 blacksmiths, two auctioneers and one pilot. Mlrnblie dlctu,
there are said to bo 237 female huck-
men I As for the professions thero ore
8,949 actresses and 1,235 clcrgy-
wom.cn as an antidote; 4,555 female
physicians and surgeons, 837 dentists
and even two female veterinarians;
208 female lawyers, 22 architects,
888 Journalists, 6,714 literary and
scientific women and 10,810 devotees
ot the arts. At a cursory glance It
seems plain that the New Woman Is
last conquering an indisputable place
for herself In the professions, if somewhat debarred from the larger practice ot the trades.
Mrs. Hartley, of New Durham, has
now received $3,000 ol the $4,000 Insurance which her husband had upon
his life. The remaining $1,000 has
been paid Into court by the Home
Circle, and a fight for Its possession
will take place between Mrs. Hartley nnd her son. WHERE IGNORANCE IS BLISS,
(McClure's Magazine.)
The spletulld steatmshlp Adamant,
of the celebr-atei* Cross Bow line, left
New York on her February trip nnder
favorable circumstances. There had
just been a storm on the ocean, so
there was every chance that she
would reach Liverpool before the next
one was due.
Captain Rice had a little social problem to solve at the outset, but he
smoothed that out with the tact
which is characteristic ol him. Two
Washington ladles���official ladleB���
were oa board, and the captain, old
British seadog that be avas, always
had troublo la the matter of precedence with Washington ladies. Captain Rice never had any bother with
the British aristocracy, because precedence Is all set down In the bulky
volume ol Burke's Peerage, avhich the
captain kept in his cabin, and so tliere
wus no difficulty. But a republican
country is supposed not to meddle
with precedence. It wouldn't, either,
II It weren't for the women,
.-So it happened that Mrs. Assistant
Attorney to the Senate Bruwnrig
came to the steward and said that,
ranking all others on board, she must
tit at tbe right hnnd ol the cnptaln.
Afterward Mrs. Second Adjutant to
the War Department Dlgby camo to
tho same perplexed official and said
she must sit at tiie captain's right
hand because iu Washington she took
precedence over everybody else on
board. The bewildered steward confided his woes to the captain, nnd the
cnptaln said be would attend to the
matter. So bo put Mrs. War Department on his right hand, uad theu
walked down the deck with Mrs.
Assistant Attorney and said to her:
" I tvunt to ask a favor, Mrs.
Eroavnrig. Unfortunately, I am a
little deaf In the right ear, caused, I
presume, by listening bo much with
that ear tu the fog horu year in and
year out. Now, I always place the
lady whose conversation I wish most
to enjoy on my left hand at table.
Would you oblige me by taking that
seat this voyage? I have heard of
you, you see, Mrs. Browurig, although you have never crossed with
me before."
" Why, certainly, captain," replied
.Mrs. Browurig. " I feel especially
" And I assure you, madam," said
the iiollte captain, " that I would not
for the world miss a single avord
that," etc.
And thus it was amicably arranged
between these two ladles. All this
has nothing whatever to do with the
atory. It is merely aa incident given
to shotv what a boru diplomat Captain Rice was und Is to this day. I
don't know any captain more popular
avith the ladles than he, and besides
he is as good a sailor as crosses the
Day by day the good Bhlp, ploughed
her way toward the east, und the
passengers were unanimous iu saying that they uever had a plcasauter
voyage for that time of tliei year. It
was so warm ou deck that, many
steamer chairs were out, and below
it was so mild that a person might
think he was journeying in the tropics. Yet they had left New York In
a snowstorm avith tbe thermometer
uavay below  zero.
"Such," said young Spluuer, who
knew' everything, "such Is the Influence of the gulf stream."
Nevertheless, when Captain Rice
came down to lunch thc fourth day
uut his face was haggard ami he
looked furtive and anxious.
"Why, captain." said Mrs. Assistant Attorney, "you look ns If you
lindn't slept  a   wink  last night."
"I slept very well, thank you,
madam," replied the captain, "1 always do."
"Well, I hope your room wns more
comfortable than mine, It seemed to
me too hot for anything. Didn't you
find it so, Mrs. Digby V"
"I thought it very nice," repliod
the lady at tlie captain's right, who
generally found it necessary to tnke
n n opposite view front the lady at the
"You see," suid the captain, " we
have many delicate women antl children on board, and It Is necessary to
keep up the temperature. Still, perhaps the man who attends to the
steam rather over does It. I will
speak to him."
The captain pushed Irom him his un-
tasted food and avent upon the bridge
<-nsting his eye aloft at the    signal
waving from tho   masthead, silently
'culling for help to au empty horizon.
"Nothing Iu Bight,    Johnson?" snidi
the captain.
"Not a speck,  sir."
The cnptaln swept the circular line
<if sen nnd sky with his glnsses, then
iuld tbem down with a sigh.
"Wo ought to rnise something this
afternoon, sir," snld Johnson : " We nre
right in their track, sir. The Fnlilii
ought to  be somewhere nbont."
"We are   too   fnr   north   for    the
Fuliln,  I tun tilriilil," answered     the
"Well, sir, we should see the Vulean
belore night, sir.    She's   Iuul
weather from Queenstown."
"Yes. Keep a sharp lookout
"Yes, sir."
The cnptnln    tnooillly    paced
bridge with his head down.
"I ought to  have turned   back
Now York," ho said to himself.
Theu ho avent down to his own
room, avoiding the passengers ns
much ns he could, nntl had the steward bring hitn some beef ten. Even
a cnptnln cannot live on anxiety.
" Steamer off the bow port, sir"
rang out the a-olce of the look-out nt
the prow. The man had sharp eyos,
for a landsman could have seen nothing.
" Run and tell the captain," cried
Johnson to the sailor at his elbow ;
as the sailor turned, the captain's
head appeared up thc stairway. He
seized the glass and looked long nt
a single point on the horizon.
" It must be the Vulcan," he said at
" I think so, sir."
" Turn your wheel a few points to
port and bear doavn ou  her."
Johnson gave tho necessary order
nnd the great ship veered around.
" Hello I" cried Spinner, on deck.
" Here's a steamer. I fouud her.
She's mine.'
Then there was a rush to tbe side
of the ship. " A steamer in sight!"
was the cry aud all books aud magazines at once lost interest. Even the
placid, dignified Englishman, avho was
so uncommunicative, rose from Ills
chair and sent his servant for his binocular. Children avere helped up nud
told to be careful, while tliey tried to
see the dim light of smoke so far
" Talk about the lane routes at
sea," cried young Spluuer, the knowing. " Bosh, I sny. See ! We're
going directly for her. Think
what It might be In a fog! Lauo
routes I     Pure luck, I call It."
" Will we signal to her, Mr. Spinner?" gently usked the young lady
from,  BostoiN,
'- Oh, certainly," nnswereil young
Spinner. " See, there's our signal
flying from the masthead now. That
shows  them    whnt hue    we belong
" Dear   mo,  how Interesting," Bald
the young lady. " You have crossed
many times, 1 suppose, Mr. Spinner ?"     ?
" Oil, I know my way about," answered the modest Spinner.
The captain kept tlie glasses glued
to his eyes.    Suddenly ho almost let
them dropl
" My God, Johnson!" he cried.
" She's flyiug a signal of  distress,
Thc two steamers slowly approached each other, uud, when nearly
alongside and about a mile apart, the
bell of the Adamant rang to stop.
*' There, you see," said youug Spinner to his Boston girl, " she ts fly-
lug the same flag at lier masthead
that wo uro,"
"Theu she belongs to the same line
as  this  boat ?"
" Oil, certainly," answered Mr.
Cocksure Spinner.
" Oh, look I look ! look '." cried the
enthusiastic Indianapolis girl, wlio
was going to study uiusie iu tler-
Every oue looked nloft nnd saw
running up to the masthead u loug
line of fluttering, utauy colored flags.
They remained iu place for a few moments aud theu fluttered down agaiu,
ouly to give place tu a dillerent
striug. The same thing was going
on tm the other steamer.
"Oh, this Is too Interesting for
anything.' said Mrs. Assistant. "I
am Just dying to know what It all
Bseain. f have reaa ol ft so often,
bat never saw it beforo. 1 wonder
wheu the captain avlll come down.
What does it all mean?" asked the
deck steward.
They are signaling to each other,
"Oh, I kuow that;   hut what are
they signaling?"
" I don't know, madam." i
Oh, see I see!" cried the Indianapolis girl, clapping her bauds avith
delight. "The other steamer Is
turned round."
It was Indeed so. The great Bhlp
wus thrashing the avater with her
screw, and gradually the masts came
lu line and then her prow laced the
east again. Wheu this hud beeu
slowly accomplished the bell ou the
Adamant rang full speed ahead, uud
then the cnptaln came slowly dowu
the ladder that led from the bridge
"Oh, captain, what doos it all
mean ?'���
" Is she going back, captain ? Nothing wrong, 1 hope?"
"What ship is it, captain?''
" She belongs   to our line,    doesn't
she ?'���
" Why Is she goiug back ?"
" The ship," said tho captain, slowly, " Is the Vulcan, of tho Black Bowl-
lug Line, that left CJueenstown shortly after we left New "Yuri*.     She has
met with    au    uccident.    *Ruu iuto
some wreckage, it is thought,    from
the recent storm.     Anyhow, there is
a hole iu her; uud avhether she sees
Queenstown or uot will   depend     a
great deal ou what weather ave have
and whether her bulkbeud-i hold out.
We -will stand by her till we reach
" Are there mauy ou board, do
you think, captain V"
" There are fifty-seven iu the cabin
aad over eight hundred steerage passengers, *' answered the captain.
'* Why dou't you take them ou
board, out of danger, captain   ?"
" Ah, madam, thero Is uo need to
do that. It avould only delay us,
and time Is everything lu a case like
this. Besides, they avlll have ample
warning II she Is going down, und
they will have time to got everybody
la the boats. AVe will stand by them,
you know."
" Oh, the poor creatures,'' cried the
sympathetic Mrs. Second Adjutant.
" Think of the awful position. May
be engulfed at any moment. I suppose thety ure all on their knees in
the cabin. Hoav thankful they must
have beeu to see the Adumant."
Ou all sides thero was the profound-
est sympathy   for   the   uufurtunate
passengers of the   Vulean.      Cheeks
puled ut the   very  thought  of     the
catastrophe that might take place at
any moment tvithin   sight   of    the
sister ship.   It was a realistic object
lesson of tho ever present dangers of
the sea.     Whilo those -on deck looked avith new Interest at tho steamship plunging aloug within a milo of
them, the captain slipped away   to
his room.     As he sat there there was
a tap at his door,
" Come In," shouted the cnptnln.
Tho silent  Englishman slowly    entered.
" What's wrong, captain ?' he asked.
" Oh, the Vulcan   has   hnd a hole
stovo lu her and signaled���"   .
" Yes, I know all that, nf course,
but what's wrong; with us ?'
" With us'.'" echoed the captain,
" Yes, with the Adamant ? What
has been amiss for the last two or
three days'.' I'm not a talker nor
ara I afraldi nny more than you aro,
but I   want to know."
" Certainly," said the cnptnln.
" Please shut the door, Sir John."
on board the Vulcan, In the saloon
Captain Flint avas standing at bay
with his knuckles on the table.
" Now, what the devil's the meaning
of all this ?" cried Adum K. Vincent,
member of congress.
A crowd of frightened women were
standing around, many ou the verge
of hysterics. Children eluug with pale,
luces to their mothers' skirts, tearing
they knew uot what. Meu were
grouped with anxious faces, and the
bluff old captain fronted them all.
" You know very well. What Is the
meaning of our turning around?"
" It means, sir, that the Adamant
has eighty-five saloon passengers and
nearly live hundred Intermediate and
steerage passengers who ars in the
most deadly dunger. The cotton lu
the hold is on fire they have been
fighting It night aud day. A conflagration muy break out at any moment,
it means, then, sir. that the Vulcau
is guing to stand by the Adamant."
A wall of anguish burst from the
frightened womeu at the awful fate
that might be in store for so mauy
human beings so neur to them uud
they clung closer to their children uud
thanked Uud that no such dunger
threatened them and those dear to
" And, sir," cried the congressman,
do you mean, to tell us that wo have
to go against our will���without ever
being consulted���back to Queens-
town ?"
" 1 mean to tell you bo, sir."
" Well, by the gods, that's tin outrage, und I won't Btattd jt, Bir. I
must be In New York by the 27th, I
won't stand it, sir.'
" 1 am very sorry, sir, that anybody should bo delayed."
" Delayed'.' Hang It all, why don't
you take the people on board and
tako 'em to New York? I protest
against tltls. I'll bring a lawsuit
against the company, sir."
*' Mr. Vincent," suid the captain,
sternly, " permit me to remind you
that I'm captain ol this ship. Good
afternoon, sir."
Tlie congressman departed from
the saloon exeeediugiy wroth, breath-
lug dire threats of legal proceedings
against the Hue and the captain personally, but most of the passengers
agreed that it would bo au Inhuman
thing to leave the Adamant aloue
iu mid ocean iu sueh terrible straits,
"Why didn't they turn hack, Captain Flint?" asked Mrs. General
"Because, madam, every fnomeut Is
of value in such a case, aud we are
nearer Queenstown than Ncw York."
And so the two steamships, Bide by
side, worried tlielr avay toward the
east, always within Bight oi each
other by day and with tlie rows of
light iu ench visible at night to the
sympathetic souls on the other. The
swelteriug men poured water Into
the hold of the one, and the pounding
pumps poured water out of the hold
of the other, und thus they reached
Ou bourd the tender that took the
passengers ashore ut QueeuBtown
from both steamers two astonished
women met each other.
"Why, Mrs.���General���Weller ! You
don't mean to say you were on board
that unfortunate Vulcan!"
"For the land's sake, Mrs. Assistant
Brownrig ! Is that really you ? Will
wonders never cease ? Unfortunate,
did you say? Mighty fortunate for
you, I think. Why, weren't you Just
frightened to death?"
"I wus, but I had no idea anyone
I knew was on hoard."
"Well, you were on-board yourself.
That avould have beeu enough to hnve
killed me."
"On board myself? Why, what do
you mean? I wasn't ou hoard the
Vulcan. Did you get nny sleep at all
nfter you knew you might gu down
at any moment ?"
"My sokes, Jane, what are you
talking about? Dowu at any moment ? It wns you that might have
gone dowu at any moment, or, avorse
still, have been burnt; don't menu to
soy you didn't know the Adamant
was on fire most of the way across?"
"Mrs.���General ��� Weller I There's
some horrible mistake. It was the
Vulcan. Everything depended on her
bulkheads, the captain said. There
was a hole as big as a barn door In
the Vulean. The pumps were going
night nnd day."
Mrs. General looked nt Mrs. Assistant us the light began to duwn upon
both ol them.
"Then It wasn't the engines, Imt the
pumps," she said.
"And It wasn't the steam, but the
fire," screamed Mrs. Assistant. "Oh,
dear, bow that captain lied, and I
thought him such n nice man, too.
Oh, I Bhall go into hysterics. I know
I shall."
"I wouldn't, If I were .vou," said the
sensible Mrs. General, avho was a
strong-minded woman ; " besides it's
too late. We're nil pretty snfe noiv.
I think both captains were pretty
sensible men. Evidently married, both
of 'em."
Which wns quite true.
Wheu love litis   the power, It will
For Thirty Years John Stipple Has
Enjoyed Slumber,
Meanwhile there was a lively row
always 'help.
When you find yourself getting
down-hearted, look up.
The more the church mixes avith the
world, the less it can do to stive sinners.
If you let the sun go down upon
your wrath, It may stay there until
the judgment day.
The man who is living only for himself Couldn't be engaged in tiny siniiller
So many make the mistake of trying to lend a successful Christian life
wtlhout Christ.
Somehow poople who would hnve
done thus and so, If they hud been
there, never get there.
It is ns liad to reject Christ now
as it avns to crucify Him.
A good sermon will be sure to outlive the preacher.
The greater the house built on the
s.ainl the more foolish the man who
builds It.
Never step over one duty to perform another, Take them as they
The man who does not Improve his
talent will be sure to misjudge his
Blumtier ot a Jerseyiuau Tliat Unquestionably llrtuka the He, onl_l.li Ing lu a
Half lien,I Slate, Ile Occasionally Comes
to Consciousness��� He Was Kegunled as
a Prophet.
A Fleiuiugtou, N. J��� despatch says:
Iu the Fleiuiugtou River valley, two
miles from the little town of Riugocs,
lives John Stipple, wlio has slept nl-
most continuously the last thirty
yenrs. The case is a remarkable one,
and It has puzzled a good many physicians, whu have visited the little
farmhouse in which Stipple does his
slumbering from time to time for the
pitrpuse ol milking ti study of his case.
Tho man Is uow about oil years oltl,
nud but for the fact that ho looks
haggard nnd pale his face has the
same appearance that It had thirty
yours ngu, wheu John wus u hearty
youth ol -JO yeurs.
Stipple's loug sleep began under pe-
ctilinr Circumstances, it wus iu the
winter of ISU",. Ho had married the
daughter of a farmer who lived in
the vicinity uf Copper Hill, and the
wedding party, consisting of a dozen
or bo young friends, of the couple, decided to tako a sleigh ride on the
Flemlngtou river, which wns frozen
over and supposed to be safe. During
tho trip Stipple's horse stepped Into
an nir hole, aud in floundering around
broke up tho ice so that the Bleigh
containing the bride and groom went
into the water. The young woman
wns saved with some difficulty, and
Stipple was ut lust got out, but he
wns unconscious nud to nil appearances dead. He wus taken to the
home that he had prepared for his
bride, nnd after a cdiiple of physicians had worked over him several
hours in tlie hope of restoring him
they declared that he avns beyond human n Id, and in less than twelve
hours he had apparently censed to
breathe. Stipple was supposed to be
dead, and he wns prepared for burial.
The day was ilxed for the funeral,
and the young avidow wns nearly
The night before the mau was to
be buried, Henry Wilcox uud Jtisou
Daltun, two of his friends, were sitting up with the corpse. They had
a euchre deck, and were doing their
best to pass the time pleasantly with
the cards. About i o'clock in the
morning Wilcox had picked up the
cards to shuffle, when a voice in the
room where Stipple's remains lay
shouted "Whoa, there," That was
nil, but It wus enough to bring Wilcox and Dalton to their feet with
their hair up In the air and their
eyes hanging out. They finally braced
up and went Into the room with the
purpose of finding out where the
voice came from. There avas nobody
in sight but Stipple, and to the
amazement of the two men he had
turned over on his side. He was apparently dead, aud nfter trying nil
the avays with which they were
familiar to discover If the1*** man
breathed, and falling, tlie watchers
straightened Stipple out on his back,
covered his face again, and left the
room to talk It over. No more sounds
came Irom the room that night, but
In the morning the supposed corpse
was found lying on his side again.
The story of what the watchers had
heard antl seen was told, nnd Mrs.
Stipple refused to nllow her husband's
body to be buried. Tlie physicians
tried every means known to the profession to restore Stipple to Ids normal condition, but without avail,
nntl nt last they gave up the undertaking, declaring again the mnn
wns dead. This, however, the avife
refused to believe, and she could not
be induced to consent to the interment of the body.
Six aveeks Stipp'e lay without manifesting signs of life, antl then one
morning, while his wife wns attending to household duties In the adjoining room, she heard somebody shout,
"Whoa, there I" She hurried Into the
room where her husband avns, and
found him sitting up, with his arms
extended, as if he was driving a liorse;
Overjoyed nt the sight, Mrs. Stipple
threw her arms around her husband,
nnd fell to weeping. Stipple showed
no signs of recognition, but called for
something to eat and drink. His wile
brought hint some meat and a glnss
of milk. He refused to eat the food,
but drank the milk, nnd called lor
more. He eagerly swallowed several
glasses of milk, and thon lying down
resumed his apparently breathless
It wns two months before Stipple
was again heard from. Oue day it
preacher, wlio hud a witlo reputation
for being able to cure obstinate diseases through prayer, came to the
Stipple residence nt the request ol the
sleeper's wife, and, kneeling by the
bedside, began to pray. When ho had
reached a point In his appeal lor tho
restoration of Stipple to health ho
wns Interrupted by the man crying
out, "Whon, there!" The preacher
stopped praying. Stipple sat up In
bed ns beforo, nnd with an expression
of great anxiety on his face appeared
to lie struggling with n horse. He
soon loll back on tho pillows nnd
feebly called for food. As before, meat
nud milk wero brought to him, but
he swallowed only the milk. lie drank
nearly a gallon of It before he wiih
satisfied, and then became unconscious
again. The preacher, at the earnest
request of the man's avife, onco moro
began to pray, but Stipple showed no
further 6lgns of life.
For ten years tho man remained in
this condition, awakening at Irregular Intervals, and always shouting
"Whoa, there I" and appearing to he
engaged In holding a horse. The excitement ol the night when he and his
bride broke through the Ice on the
Flendngton River seemingly remained
with  hlin.  Whenever he awoke     he
would drink large quantities of milk,
and refused w eat solid iood.
Oue uay, aliout twenty years ago,
Mrs. Stipple was engaged iu sweeping out the room lu which her husband lay, when he suddenly cried
out: "Thank, God, Susie, you was
saved I" Mrs. Stipple was wild with
joy, believing that the spell upou
her husbaud had at last beeu broken.
He appeared to be In fun possession
of his mental faculties, nnd talked
with iii- wife aliout the occurrences
of the eventful night ten years before. What had taken place since
theu was a blank tu htm, and he
talked as if lie had awoke from a
night's sleep. lie asked if the farm
hand hud milked, ami how long before breakfast would be ready. Fearing the effect that the knowledge
might have on her husband, Mrs.
Stipple did not tell liim how long
ago it was that those affairs he baa
been talking of took place, she told
bim tliut Johu was then doing the
chores at the barn, and that she
would huve breakfast ready In u
short time. She sat oa the edge of
the both with her tirius around bor
husband, her heart brimming over
witli thankfulness that he had been
restored to her with his reason, when
his heitil suddenly fell forward and he
wns once more lu a profound slumber.
At this stage of the ease a remarkable change occurred. The next duy
Mrs. Stipple and the farm hand wero
In tho room, talking ovor the affairs
about the larm.
"Orrln  Whiting  wants  to buy  tho
Jersey heifer for Sill," said the farm
hand,   "What shall 1 do ubout it?"
"Sell her," said Stipple, before  Ids
wife could answer.
Mrs. Stipple rushed to her husband's
side, thinking that he avas awake
again, but he appeared to be deeply-
asleep, and all efforts that she made
to aruuse him failed, He would converse avith lier, however, answer her
questions Intelligently nntl give Iter
advice about the affairs of the farm,
but no effort of hers could make him
open his eyes or speak further.
As before, at irregular intervals he
awoke, sat up in bed aud drank mi)k,
but ou these occasions he gave no
evidence that he remembered What
had transpired or what ho hud talked
about while asleep. His spells of
avakefuluess never lasted more thau
three-quarters of au hour, and there
avere frequently teu weeks betweeu
them. The peculiar power of foresight, clairvoyauce, or whatever it
may be, has grown upou the man,
and ho is now put to use by farmers
aud curious persons wlio are desirous
of kuowiug what the weather Is
going to bo or what the luture holds
for them. There are hundreds oi men
and women living within n radius of
twenty-five miles of ltlngoes whose
faith in Stipple's ability to correctly
forecast events is solid and firm as
the bills. People come Irom far away
to have thc man tell avhat is in store
for them, and the contribution of.
money from that source has enabled
Mrs. Stipple to surround herself with
ull the comforts of living.
Lord Kelvin   maintains    that
earth is IOO.dOu.ouu years old.
Uutil forty yeara ago Japanese
were vaccinated ou the tip of the
Most of our misfortune.-** are more
supportable than the eomineuts of our
friends upon them.���A. Duinas.
Mouey would be more enjoyable il
it took people as loug to spend it us
it dues tu earn it.���Economist.
Promises made in tlie time of affliction require a better memory thau
people commonly possess.���A, Duudet.
Those things which engage us merely
by their novelty cannot abstract us
fur any length o\ time.���1'ierre Loth
Every man should carry a big lot
of life insurance ; after his death it
will help his wife iu marrying again.
Souie pretty materials for bathing
suits are being offered at $a a yard.
A half-dollar ought to pfiy for a
fashionable suit, trimming aud all.
Men should really be lu favor of
bloomers. No matter how awkward
they are, they caa't possibly step ou
u lady's train if she wears bloomers.
Let the memory of those oversights
by which we have suffered Instruct
us, for though past moments cannot
be recalled, past errors may be re-
peatcd.���A. DeMusset,
Australia has begun ."-hipping horses
to England as au experiment, after
building up a very successful buslnes
in that line with India, both lu cavalry remounts aud racers.
Tho Commissioner of the United
States Patent Office reports for the
year 181)4 .10,1)87 applications for
patents, 1,857 for designs, L'.OuJJ for
registration of trademarks and 2,280
With luve tin; heart becomes a fair
and fertile garden, glowing witli sunshine and warm hues aud exhaling
sweet odors; but without love it Is a
bleak desert, covered with ashes.���
Charles Warren,
Tlie C'liinese burglar takes an Ingredient of liis own. burns It and
j blows the smoke through ths keyhole
' ot the bedroom wnere tho master ot
tlio house Is asleep. The fumes dull
tlie sensei** "f the victim Just enough
tu make ufm helpless* while at the
same time permitting Mm to see and
hear everything that goes on in the
room. The only antidote agninst
thh charm Is pure water, and most
of the wealthy Chinese Bleep with a
basin of this near tholr bends.
The canal which will connect Marseilles with tlie River Miotic will run
'4 1-2 miles of Its length through a
tunnel. The total length of tho canal
will be .J."i miles, and Its width will be
great enough for two boat-* oach of
Ifl feet beam tu pass. The estimated
cost of the undertaking Is ��1G,OHO,000.
Mrs. Tupenny���So you never tell
your husband any tiling?
Mrs. Manhattan���No. There's no-
thlng v> tell. Ho finds it all out for
Tlie London Daily News say3 it understands that the rearrangement of
the Baring capital bas now been settled. THE WEEKLY  NEWS,    <\VG. i
Punished every Tuesday
At Union, 8. C.
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Notices   of Mirths,   Marriages   and
Mouths, 50 cents each insertion.
No Advertismcnt inserted for Icsithiin
50 cents.
Manifestly such a .
and would be in '
The County court '
1 here and sit at ���
nds, and a deputy j
here. We are al- j
ready fully one hu'f lhe size of Na- !
Ultimo and in three nr four years will j
doubtless rival her in population and j
in the volume of business  transacted, j
be all located hen
change is desirable,
the public interest,
should also be he!
regular stated per
rcgistra   stationed
Mlg. 13, 1895.
ll will  be   admitted   lhat    the   new
two  storey  NEWS bu ild tny���tlie home
of Thk Wkkki.v News��� though nor j
no larjje as some oilier.-;, is by far the
handsomest business   structure   in the j
town,   which   is unu-umlly   well   built
We mention   this   in   order   to   j-ivc |
proper credit  tc  Mr.  A. Pare, thc ar-1
chilect,  whose  rare skill and excellent j
tiisle are exemplified  to the  passer b> I
in its beautiful exterior.    Mr.  Curt hew,
\\\a contractor, and bis    foreman, Mr. i
���Manuel, arc also entitled  to much credit j
(or thc carrying out of the design   in l
its poustruction;  Messers   Theobald & ...       ..
Sc(*tt, painter**., lot* anistic work wliere 1 |10J-e ta^i wtek f!��i
by colors have re enforced forms of
beauty. Thu splendid sign in large
pietaj letters-*-Thk Nkws���!n alto-relievo, upon the forehead of the build
jnjf, was the work of Mr. C. II. Tar*
boll; the turning work, including columns and roselts was done bv Messrs
liennctt & Grant whose establishment
is at the sawmill of Messrs Grant &
Mounce, who furnished thc lumber.
The beautiful scroll work was evecu-
hy  Mr.  R. Ii.  Anderson.
Mr. F,S. Roper, thc Provincial veterin
ary Surgeon was up here last week from
Victoria,    lie spent several  days doing
the district nnd thorough!) examining ihc* I
Hve stock,    lie  found one tuberculous]
cow, belonging tn a prominent farmer, j
which was hilled (the enw not ihe fanner,) !
and :i clean bill of health i:ivr*n **.s to the
remainder of his sto-l*.   With the excep |
tion noted all stork in the district  was ]
found healthy.
One thing which  Dr. Roper found es ;
pccially interesting was Comox valley.
It i.s,hc declared, the loveliest valley in the
province, and ils fi'rniers among lhe inos* J
prospeinus.   The valley sp.'ahs for itself, i
It is a picture of beamy.    He regarded
the fact lhat the farmers had a bome mar
ket iu Union a matter for congratti'ation.
Dr. Roper appeared to take a great interest in bis work, and i: is a matter of no I
small importance lo have tht* stock, so to [
speak, thoroughly overhauled by onc com I
uetent to judge, and ��� nd that everything [
is nil right,   liven Union which ^ets us
supply of beef, mutton and pork from the
surrounding country is gratified lhat the
farmer*; can shown  clean bill  of health
for their slock.
AiitfUBt  Titi
We are determined to close out our Summer stuff at  less  than
wholssale prices.    All other goods  reduced  away down.
30 % less than you can buy else.
��^SK**   Sale continued during* August,
' where.
are selling goods from 20 to
Summer Neckwear
i:i all the Latest Styles
>u mine r
in Great Variety
The latest in English and Scotch Tweeds.
LAWSON Sf McLEOI), dunne block.
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
Riverside floteW-
Courtenay, B. 0.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Pest of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
Maying is through with now    Some ol
the grain fields are beginn iny to turn ye
low antl harvesting  will short,y begin in
in,  the jeweller
litlle outing.
1     Mrs.   |.H.   Holmes,  Miss Kmma  Mc
I Donald,   Mis-    Flora   McDonald, and
j quite an accompaniment of children ar*
[ rived from Comox on  the s.s. Joan's pre-
! vinus lrip.   They went to Tribune May to
j camp.   This island is increasing its rcpu*
1 tation as onc ofthe most attractive one's
j in tie. gulf,  attested  by  tl^c increasing
number of pleasure seekers finding their
way here.   This  w.is a favorite resort of
the late Governor Trutch.
There was a verv pleasant social at Mr
J. Chaliner's residence last week. The
ladies present were Miss Maria Ford-
Miss Elizabeth Ford, Miss Kmma Mc
Donald, Miss Flora McDonald, Miss
Florence Scott, Miss Celia Scott, Mrs
I). Holmes. Mrs. Howe, Mrs. Scott, and
W(j have nn sympathy with ihc po- Mrs. Senwright. There was an enjoya*
HJtirtn taken by the Chicago clergymen ! ble dance followed by refreshments,
against Stanford university, because of When the s,s. Joan was here last Tlntrs
its use of money, to parry out its wor- day, Captain Locke examined bv sound
thv objects, obtained by ihe sale ,-j , ings and oihennse both (loos.; Spit and
.       1    1      .1      .���     r    1 -i*i        r ord's Cove.    It seems there is a contest
brandy by   the  Stanford  estate       he.   , , .   .      ,   . ,,. 1, ! 1      ���   .1
"   ���   '    i 1 between settlers as to winch  place is the .
temperance people  may   object  to   the : ninsl suitable for a wharf.   The govern-
sale of brandy but   not   to   ibe   proper } ment consequently referred the matter to 1
line of the avails  nf such  sales.    We   -**e PJJ��l *l,,d "���������--���ter of the present mail)
boil fora report, upon which action will j
be taken. I
The leading' hotol in Coinox district.
Now mid handsomely furitiehcd,
excellent hunting und fishing close
to town. Tourists csn depend on
Srst-cluss accommodation. Seasonable rates. Bar supplied '.vith tae
choicest liquors and ciR.ua
R. Graham, Propr.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in the fdilowine; Ilicyclcs-
ll. !'. Davis of'I'oronto
English Wheels, Bcaslnn, lltinibei.
Kuilyc, New Howe and Whitworth. W'i'l
sell on installment plan oi" hie, liisctutnt
for cash, l'ni'ts supplied ��� Repairing a
.Specialty,   (ireat Reduction ii. Prices.
. (ll'K.'lhll A Midi"
oil 10 ti
01 tick
nil Itinti.-
On iJiasiiiiiJ.
Where 1 am prt-pi
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
ANp    Repairing
And will endeavor to give satisfaction and
; hope-to receive
|i. lair shure nf p  t_T  X-irbcll
public patronage. *������-������ II. i ell l.".II
:iiil ��v :mi; st. .lames St..
plight as well say the government j
should, after taking monev for licenses
pr lhe sale of intosipulihg drml:, hesi- .
(ale t.) use it fur its legitimate needs.
The individual who wrongfully obtains;
monev may be tainted by the transaction, but the money, il gotten legally I
inay be properly put to gootl use. If!
3 person atlends church whose business j
wc do nol approve, it is folly to reject j
his contribution, The wit hed may be i
piade use pf to advance the   kingdom.
We not uiKommnnly hear it said that
the world is fllll of |ieroes, and heroines
���men antl women, who. attracting no ;
recognition, live uncomplaining lives of
helpfulness. llut are such persons
properly to be considered heroic?
Doubtless they display fortitude and
many nf the noble qualities. Martyr-
(Join would seem mote fitly to describe
their oondition. An inglorious person is
nol a hero. The wasting ofsweetness on
the desert air is not heroic. To be a
real hero one must rise into the region of
success. He must overcome the obstacles thut beset his path. lie must eome
up out of the desert and he able to
s'antl upon un eminence. Nol sutTer-
jng for others but achieving sonic
for them, and lhat in Ihc face of ditti-
rully is tiie true essence of heroism.
Weakness may weep, bin that will not
uplift the fallen. Htl'l ngih and lhe use
of it fur a noble purpose, undeterred
hf ihe presence of danger, whero thc
(allien sought is worihy the ctT'irt, produce Ihc st rands anrl flowers nut nf
wbich is woven lhe   badge of heroism.
Mr. J.   H   H ilmcs came tlown from i
Comox nn Friday.
The Holmes and McDonald parly left I
for Innne on  tbe Thistle on Saturday.
Tbey expressed   ihem-elves   as highly
delighted wiih their outing,
Until August 25th I  will sell otf lhe j
balance of my slimmer slock al cost.  _    j
Miss N'asb, Unicn.
Watchmaker and Jowelsr
General worker In Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Lowest CASH Price
Office and Works
Thin! Rliwit, near
Nnws olliee.
���oraTiour e. c.
All my outstanding accounts have been
placed in the hands of A.D. Williams of
Union for collection.
J.J. Crant.
My ranch of ido acres, one mile fiom
Comox I Lay. It has a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
'antl, all in good condition.
J. W. -McKenzie, Courtenay
I have moved into my new shop on
. First St. next tothe Customs off.ee, where
good 1 I ain prepared to manuliicttirc and repair
all kititls of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a rail.
Nelson 1','uks.
Courtenay, May 131I1, 1895,* To all in
teresied: I have tins day appointed Mr
Tom Heekensell to collect all outstanding accounts due to ihe Anlev estate during my tempnry ub-ence from the district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
Union has become the business cen. TENDERS.
fre Of the district.      I'robably   nineteen , ,    .,, ���
,.,,,,, .,    ~. I he undersigned will  receive lenders
iwnthietl.sof all lhe mercantile affaus I      ,() n00n ofTuesd.lv ���,,, 20th ,)f Aug.
of all Ihe district are transacted here. ust fnr the purchase of the excellent or-
Thice fourths of all the inhabitants of gan used in the Heading Room Hall, thc
lhe district are residents of  this   place. l proceeds of which will he given  to the
..... , 1   .   r      ,1      r,        i Union and Comnx District Hospital.
-rh.s   ,,   the   market   for   llie   farmers, j     -rhc ,,;,,,,,���,���. ,,���v   ,c,Hler not  neces-
Whv should not then   the  government 1 snrily accepted.
rtt'-M,   rcgi.tra,  collectttr and assessor' Thus. ru��-.cll, Union.
,'*'. !'*Cri
^..::><S>ia'**-. ���
��:-.5*b'i.Si;;.���     ��� ...___.,
Society    Cards Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
I.O.  O, I'*., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. 0. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren ciirdtallv invited t�� attend.
Win. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,Ii.C.K
Courienay II. C.
Lodge uiecis on every Saturday on or |
before Ihe full of the moon |
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R, S. McConnell, ���
Steamer Joun
On ancl after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY POUTS us passengers
anil frelalit ttinj- otl'er
lien.ro Viotoria, 'I'liesdiiy, 7 a, m,
'*  N'anulinn I'lirl'oiiinx, SVeiliiuKdny, 7 a. ni
Leave Comox tor Nanaimo,     Frldnyo, Tiunt
Nni'ilniii for Viotoria   Siitunley, 711.in
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge N'o. 100. C, 0. I
0. F��� meet in  thell   lodge   room  over:
Md'hee's store, Courtenity, every second
Saturday ai   .111, in.   Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec.    j
Cumberland Encampment.
Nn, 6, I. O. 0. F,,   Union.
Meets first and third Wednescnys of
each month at 8 o'clock p. in. Visaing
Brethren cordially invited In attend.
K. Gnurl.iv, Scribe.
To order
i'S'nd rorSiiiiijiiL'-t.
���cl lli i-uiintnii'iit.
Piumpi tlellvtrj*.  V���
Union Saw Mill.
All   Kinds of.
Dressed   lumber
and delivered at .short no
Also all kinds of sawn  and
split .shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates hy our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and
hand and delivered
lime on
at short
R.Grant & L. Mounce, I'rnprs.
F. Curran
/ V    f*fyP
yyyj'.y.yy ryyy.s.y^
SSScI*yyyy.y/1./��� / /y/yy .1-yyss yy%.
'''^((?r --P ^ S
N Comox, B. C.
Nelson Camp No, 44 of the Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every 2nd and 41I1 Wednesday eve
nine at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cordially invited |q attend.
Geo, Hull, Secretary,
Ch.oick  Famii.v GROCKI(m&
also Flour, Feed, Etc., .\r
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Hlgs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rateti.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C THE WEEKLY NEWS, AUG. 13,   1S95.
Government silent Creech of Como>,
left Friday inornillg on bo ird the ss. Joan.
.,! iss Laura Abrams was a passenger t
last Friday on   the   Joan   to   Nan limo
where sue will attend lhe high school.
Mrs. John Williams and daughter left
for llie east Friday on a visit atnpng rei
Mr. E. E. Archard who was a,n inmate
of ihr hospital tor some weeks has reached his home in Fremont, Nebraska.
Mr. Smith, surveyor, went to Wellington on Friday.
Wm. McCape, reached here nn Friday
fr-iiu Wellington wiih a scow load of 65,
000 bricks lor the Union Colliery Co.
Ltw.crs Marker and Young were both
up from Nanaiin.. last week, Har..cr remaining over liming this week |
J. W. Jenkins, the photographer, was :
a passenger down, mi lhe Juan, 10 Dei! ;
man Island, Friday.
Wi were pleased to notice the genial
face of Mr. I'. Dunne ol Vancouver un
our streets last week.
A low, modern built truck and a fash j
innuble hack are additions tu our livery |
Mr. Win. Lewis, of '.'ourtciiay, is 011 a
\i->u 10  Deuui.in [.-.laud
Mr. Cunlilfe has the cnnlract for the
erection of two new cottages fnr Williams
4*v 11 u 11 ier.
A D. Williams has purchased 400
acres of laud a litlle east 01 lhe to.vnsite.
The Nl'.ws is much indebted 10 Mr.
Geo. Heathe.bell nl Hornby Island for a
box til* fruit and choice vegetables Irom
his farm.
Cash sttbscribtions received so far are
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10: Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Gleason,$5; W.Roy,$*,; Dr. Laurence, $5; L iMounce .1>5; J. McKim *v
Son*; $2 50; A. C. Fulton, $2. E. I'imbu
ry & Co. 2.50; 0. II. 1'eclmer, $2; T. D.
McLean, $2; W. F. Lawson, $i| R, San-
ser, $1; G. II Scoti,$i; thos. Horn, $1
Cash, $2
This list wil! be kept standing until thc
canvass is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are received. Help
along the good work.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4
on ���I!.".' il Jc.'jji .
2.-ji.iTji.ri��ro,   b. o
Union lines
Furniture    Store.
Walter Harvey.
Notary Public. Conveyancer
Accountant Kstate Agent
Private tuition.
Otni'u ovtir Md'iit-u & .Mooru'H more.
. I
Mr. Juiin Comb hns Icisc-d the Dowel l'
place ns a bnardiny houau, Hi: has al*
tvatly 25 hoauleis .md ihu table i*- highly
spoken of.
When the Japanese desire tn indicate
Outline is hi mini; ins o.vn horn lhey
s.iv more puliteiv, "lie's biowinj-j a c.mrh
Mr. Sc.'liehl of Salt .Spring Island won
lhe Nixon sailing 011101.- at the larile at
l.niun hotel last Monday. The lucky
number was 45.
We h ive received from Chas. IC. Tis*
dail, Cordova street, Vancouver his new
dialogue of arms, ammunition ar.d spor
tuu goods. It is well illustrated- and
elejjciuly printed; giving the design ot
the laitesi improved make--, and a synop
sis ol the g one l-'��s o|' liiui*-li Columbia.
Mrs. T. Nelson of" Denman Uland has
brought suit to recover her interest in the
estate nl' her former husband, James
The report comes from Nanaimo thai
the Salvation Annv is pre pi ring to occti*
py ihis town and establish here a permit*
uiiMrKairt-ron, /
spring medicines for cleansing
the system and blood at Hmoupy's
drug stoi'a.
Who doesn't want a good nryan? Thc
one in use at the Reading Room hall is
au excellent one, ami to be sold on lend
cis. See ad. This is a chance not often
For SM.K. A pair of heavy three year
ohl mures, well broke; have been working
all spring on farm. Ka*-.y terms if required. Apj.lv to (ieo. A. Heatherbell, Horn
hy Island.
���Get yoar gun3 and rifles fixed
bsrora tae season Is in. Anderson can do it nearly.
T(��     BK   SOLO    HV    AUCTION.��� The
S'eam Yacht ''Vnehie'', 10 tons register.
Sale to take place on loth Aug. at thc
U. C. Co's wharf, Vancouver.
Kor further particulars apply to Nixon,
Deli in an Island.
Gen, Goldsmith had a hearing before
.Stipendiary .Magistrate Abrams last
Thursday for passing a worthless Confederate '.1)2o bill upon Mrs. Piket. He
was held lor trial belore a higher court,
and taken down by special constable on
the Joan to the  Gaol   ! louse,   Nanaimo.
On Mnndav. August 5th a larj-e bear
visiied the prcmi-e** of Mr. T. J. Williams nf Comox vall-jy and boldly attack
cd and slaughtered a sow weighing over
30 i'bs. Th ; farmers of the valley have
suffered badly from the denUens of the
forest this season.
Farmers and teamsters will be pleased
ta learn that we have a Harness Shop at
last established m our midst.    M��\  Willard, thc   proprietor, comes  well recom* _
mended as a man of experience.    He has j
established   himself temporarily in ihc j
building until lately occupied hy Till*:
Nl'.WS,   There will  be  no good  reason !
hereafter to sen-.! money oul  of ihe dis* j
trict for goods in his line,   (.live him a!
Thc Small Debts Court   lias   done   a !
lively bus in us during the past week show- !
ing   how much  tt was  needed.   Judge
Abrams appears at home on the bench
atid dispatches business with promptness |
and impartiality.    Ii will not be our pol-,
icy to publish a list of the cases passed j
upon unless there is r*ome special matter
connected  with  a case  whereby it  becomes of interest to thc public.    Criminal cases and suits in the higher court
for large amount rest upon  a dillerent
Miss B.'B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
antl Typewriting
Pupils ran have free use of Typewriter
and I'iano for practice.'
ilitfcu HuuiuS, MfPlioo Ss Moore li'lii'tr ami nl
V. II. MltAWim   IS.
PDESTs.   First class accommodation ��   ~
REDUCED to reouur uoarders | A   Fill! Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
By the month, $25. and   Rno-*   anrl
By the week,   3>6. and  Kugs,  and  om
Single mealu, 25 cts. C e 1 e 1) r a t e d
Tickets tor   21    meals,  *500 j woven wire
UN 10 V Bak ry
UNION, li. C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart  will   be a
Courtenay and Coniox  Tues-
day-- and Fridays.
Adderton &, Rowbotham, Prop
W.   CHENEY  & CO.
Will open an Auction Boom in
Williama & Hunters' new block
Union, B. 0. about Aug. Iat.
AU kinds of personal {roods auctioned off on commi-sion, and monoy
advanced on bankrupt stock.
Tj-Jsrio-tT ���. C
Dickson & Co.,   Props.
9   9 W   %
Thii Motel is fiitetl up with
a degree of Elegance and
regard to Comfort and Convenience hitherto unknown
outside of the large cities.
k ��� k i   i
LTQTja-RS - + + + -
Table Unsurpassed
Empire P. and P, Co,
A. C. Theobald. Manager.
P. 0. Don Itl,
House, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole  Agents for
White Enamel
and    Gold
Nanaimn Saw Mill,
Sasii and Eooi
we keep
oBcond Hand
A. HASLAM, Prop w.     ,��� ���
**  |.Weconduct every branch ofthe
'" Undertaking  Business   including*/
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
(P. 0. Drawer M. Tolojiliono fall, 1-HI
��*"?* A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always nn  hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Dnors, Windows and Blind*.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Tin niii|(, and all kinds
of wood litiishing furnished,
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
11 f
House ui Si��" Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
O *M-TP^iCTO"3S JA.KTTD *B*eriL*51EIl��g
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Sarsaparalle., Champcig-je Cider, Iron Phosphates and Synipe.
Sottler  of Different  Brandt!  of   Lager Beer,   btaihrn Beer and Peftef
Aj?ent for the Union Brev'ery Company,
of Cloelts, Watches, Dooks
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
age and Livery
CQ~~l~���17$Ji.1t, B. C,
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
.'.  Teaming Promptly Done,  ,',
I presume we have used ovor
I one hundred bottleB of Piso'a
Cure for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
j o | o j o I o I o I o [ o
^lf \ Wood
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
I ever used.���TV. C. Miltenberger, Clarion, Pa,,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
My Stock for 1895 is now arriving ancl  when complete   will
be the largest in the Province,
I 0 j "0 [ o j 0 I o [ 0 ! o j   i    ***3T?'*5f.^!;'.'
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Rar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, Prop.
av,Ja�� *������: ,**v.
r* .-j; '."��� -111.:-,    . '1; i, rV f ���[ '��� \\ \ ��� U ���'
������::   ,-:^^./v,:;,:.'-.*:;::*^; ^*,.'$,
Winchester nqd Marlin Rifles
in every calibre mude.
(Irci'iirr, listlall, W, Kirlmrdi
and  U,abi'titik'li  Shot   tlinis,
Keloathin tools, I Lame bags,
Cartridges, Powder and Shot,
Full  Catalogue  now out,
CIIA.S    E.    TISDALL,   Vancouver.
All porsons rlrivin*^ over the wharf or
oridnes in ComoK distrit:t la1.tor tli.in a
wall;, will be nrosccuted according lo
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip liable and Co,. Prop's
Bus.on Stroot      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   ihc  finest cigars   ��nd
employes none but white labor.
Persons twin*; the mules and how   of 1     Why purchase inferior foreign cigar��,
the Union Colliery   Co. without  permis- j when you can obtain a siot.kiok Mil-
sion will be prosecuted according lo law.    r., E for t|lc airaf money
F.D. Little, Supt. *-*i
���0,   <K*gr^
l'otntoes raised on pour and Interior
boila are of a second rate quality,
and become waxy alter cooking. This
is because they lack the requisite amount of starch, for which Increased
production of starch experience shows
that aitroyeuuus manure**; are necessary, Thus supplied,' .they acquire &
certain amount of mealiness, so much
An iucrease in tlie yield of potatoes
is markedly influenced by an applicu
tlou of potash. It is found that the
ash of putatues contains over DO per
cent, of potash, aud that an increase
in yield follows very Closely the per
cent, of potash in the fertilizer applied to the soil.
Tlie "new onion culture" cau be successfully applied to tlie small garden,
for they eau be successfully transplanted from the hot hed ; but the
ouly way fur the-planter ol acres Is
to stiek tu the old way���a guud need
bed ui very rich SOU, aud seed sown
with a drill and followed by the best
uf cultivation, With the ordinary
pricesi onion*** are a paying* crop.
Average suiis contain au abundance
oi plant fuuii, but it requires tu be
put in such condition that tlie growing vegetation ean get at it. Constant
cultivation nut only brings fresh -sustenance to the rootlets- but moisture
is also Increased near the surface, su
that the elements become soluble and
Drainage renders useless land Culti-
vatable ; it can he worked earlier iu
the spring aud sooner after rains; In
it the seed will sprout mure certainly
and gruw mure steadily ; lengthens
the time fur crops tu ripen, and the
damage from early autumn frosts;
deepens the soil and makes subsoUing
less necessary ; prevents much freezing, heaving out and surface washing;
increases crops and makes farming
mure pleasant.
Lime will be productive uf but little good result uu run down laud
which is deilcient in vegetable matter ur humus, Its uso is'to hasten decomposition of organic matter, and
make it more readily available as
plaut food. First put on the barnyard manure, or turn under tlie green
crops ; theu the lime will perform its
The nutriment in. corn cubs is about
equal to that in oat straw, and the
principal "advantage to bo derived
from them is to give bulk and distend tlie stomach. The corn and
cob should be ground together, and
that quite fine, if <:obs are used.
" Roughness" seems necessary to the
best growth of an animal.
Nothing but greater crowding will
stop the waste in this wasteful country of ours. There are thousands of
dollars in the -sewage of our great
cities. The cities, of Kurope are surrounded by tlie most productive market gardens in the world. Tlie sewage of Milan enriches 20,000 acres
uf land until they produce eight ur
ten tons of hay an acre.
II you have a good brood mare
which has raised good colts, stick
to her. If you know where such
.can be had reasonably, get hold of
them if you1 can. It is not too soon
to begin In earnest, for, doing your
best, a demand is coming (which we
will not be prepared to meet. See that
you get hold of no grade sires ; they
are a delusion.
Who does not regret thc revival of
the " fashion" of docking the 'tail of
the horse V We -supposed that tfhe
States, at least, became heartily 'sick
and ashamed of tho custom when
formerly in vogue. Will nut the '"new
woman" rise up lu opposition, aud refuse to ride Dr drive behind such for
very humanity's sake? Added to this
is the fad that fly nets aro to be
discarded, *Knd tho society for prevention of cruelty, should step in.
For tlie temporary euro of a balky
horso the only way seems to be to
draw his attention to something eise
until he forgets hia mood. Kven a
tuft of grass fed from the roadsl.de
will often accomplish this end; better still Is the mock ceremony of lifting a foot or two by the fetlock, and
making an examination of the shoes.
At once the obstinate creature will
move off when spoken to.
The stylish coach horse of size, the
heavy druughtcr, the nimble roadster
and thc sad-flic horse of pure blood
and ambition are the kind of horses
which will be in demand in less time
than we can grow them. Pretty
soon wc will run against a deficit,
and It will not be America whleh can
supply It, until after the cream of the
profit is off.
Blister a wludpuff nbout twice n
month. Let the blister be composed
of onc dram of blnlodWle of mercury
and six drams of vaseline, mixed well
and rubbed In.. Oftentimes one or
two applications will suffice,
No equine dl-ense Is mure loathsome
nor infectious than glanders. its
gEpms nre oh liable to poison a
groom as they are to infect another
horso sharing the same stable with
the sick, Farcy Is a kindred disease, loiatcd in other parts of the
body. Many a mau has died from
" blood poisoning-1, which the doctor
did not know h.-ul its origin in the
stable from  Innorulntion.
Geldings do much of tho farm work,
and many of our mares fail to breed
becauso wc keep them In idleness.
The French and Knglish keep the
heavy draught marcs to do their
work, nnd raise a large colt every
year as their chief income. Mares
with nothing to do are apt to become barren.
Farmers who .are disgusted with
horse raising this year will be disgusted with themselves before the
colts oT 1S95 mature, that tliey did
not grade up aud raise more good
draught horses. Improvement In the
worlds Industries has begum and
cities must have the useful horse.
If we have a goud machine, we want
tt to last; if it wears out with a year
From the toj) ot the cathedral spire
In Mexico one can see the entire city;
and the most striking feature of the
view is the absence of chimneys.
Ther.1 is not a chimney in all Mexico;
not a grate, nor a stove, nor a furnace. All the cooking is done with
charcoal In Dutch ovens, and though
tlie gas Is sometimes offensive, one
soon becomes used to it.
or two of use it may be too expensive. The little Jersey cow Is such a
machine, and not only logins work
early, but never tires nor fails until
she *is old. We oould not afford to replace her every year.
Feed largely determines the amount
and quality of milk and butt?r. The
profit is only derived from the excess
over that necessary to sustain animal
life. It is evident that a cow kept for
milk cannot return her best profit if
kept on half rations.
The good milker must have a natural disposition to convert her food
Into miik, and then her ration must
be a milk-producing one���not one for
growth nor to fatten, but oue which
will make her produce rich milk.
Cora is not the best; corn meal, with
roughness nnd wheat bran, is good
feed for winter, but It Is not wise to
compel them to eat one ration all the
Tliere is nothing but color to protect
the consumer from oleo as fraudulent
butter. Tlie manufacture and sale of
uloo is legitimate when manufactured.
sold aad used fur just what it is. but
to use arts t*> deceive the consumer,
giving the whole the appearance of
butter, Is stealing the livery of butter,
at least, to servo devilish purposes.
Cotton seed meal Is said to impart n
fine grain to butter, a fact for warm
weather dairying. It also belongs to
that class uf things, every pound of
whicli brought tu the farm increases
its fertility. Dairying naturally exhausts tho soil less than other
branches of agriculture, and wo can
see that It Is possible to increase fertility of laud by a judicious system
of dairying.
Bad results will follow overfeeding
the Jersey calf the first few weeks.
Alter, a little skim milk may be substituted for that fresh from the cow,
supplying the fat removed with the
cream la middlings or oil meal. .Vt
first a tablespoouful of tlie meal added
to the miik fur each calf is enough.
It Is feed which makes the milk,
ind in order tu make rich miik in
plenty thu cow must eat plenty uf
rich food. The Jersey is noted as being a feeder of this kiud, a hearty
feeder which can eat a large quantity of the richest, and keep It. up
day after day. lu fact, this is oue
of her guud '' points."
Oeutleuess in a cow is worth money,
and counts up in dollars every year.
Irritable cows beget irritation iu the
milker, aud this always results in
loss, either directly or indirectly. It
ensures better care, fur the gentle
cow is always petted. This gentle
disposition is certainly a characteristic of the Jersey.
There seems to be an epidemic of
legislation in several of the States on
the oleomargarine subject, and it
looks as if this imitation of butter
had about seen its day. The whole
matter hinges on the legal right to
use coloring matter in oleo, and it is
a thing which does not circulate
well "under its owu colors."
Itu not leave any food about the
coops to sour or ferment, fur it may
cause disease of the bowels. Occasionally put iuto their mash a little
ginger and a sun.) of salt. During
the very hot weather a little alum
in the water which they drink may
be preventive of trouble.
Many breeds begin to lay when four
and a half or five months old. Parched
corn will hurry them, especially pop
corn, as will fresh meat from the
slaughter house, and cut boue. They
need animal diet of some kind, and
the whole process of feeding is an Interesting study.
There cau be uo error in mixing cut
vegetables and other soft food for the
fowls, for their natures crave It.
Tliere are eggs iu potatoes, and the
squash adds a nice flavor to the poultry meat. One of tlie best articles
of diet for them is young clover cut
fine, and they ure very fond of It;
malt sprouts aud cabbage are excellent.
A large part of the egg is nitrogen,
phosphoric acid and lime ; these are
most readily obtained by feeding
meat ami bones which are largely
made up of these elements. For the
grain ration at night wheat is preferable, for it is not so fat produeiug.
It is well to havo a pan of fine
gravel, charcoal aud wheat bran
where they cau get at it at will.,
The morning mash for the chickens
should be of cooked vegetables and
boiling water, thickened witb ground
grain, midliugs, bran and animal
meal. If they have not the ambition
to scratch for the grain which Is
scattered among the straw during
the day, let them go a little hungry
in the inoruiug. See that they have
"teeth" in the shape of broken crockery or shells, or other form of grit.
The Douglass mixture is a pound of
copperas and a half ounce of sulphuric
acid in a gallon of water. It is seldom used now as a remedy for
cholera or kindred diseases, but is a
most efficacious remedy applied externally when vermin infest tiie coop;
but for internal or external treatment carbolic acid fills the bill. In
truth, nearly all our chicken discuses como from the presence of lice.
oet out the chickens early���iu
March, If possible; sell the COCkerCla
and the culls from the pullets in tlie
early summer fur broilers; sell tin-
old hens every year as soon as tliey
are through laying, generally in August; and by all means study to get
the pullets tu laying by October,
Early chicks will do tills if fed OD
animal diet.
Incubators ami brooder** cau be
made pay if ynu have tlie knack and
experience, but tlie farmer who cannot afford expensive mistakes would
better go slow -uul stick to the old
hen. Have nobbing to do witli the nervous, squnwky liens fur mothers. Place
air slacked lime ami pulverized sulphur iu bottom of nests. A small uncorked buttle ot bl-SUlphlde Of carbon
under the hen will kill tlie lice.
A well selected text is half of the sermon. Given a good text nnd a preacher
who ia in earnest, and the result is sure
Ito be good. The text of tliis article is a
plain simple statement that proves itself
in the reader's own mind without argument. The text is "Good health isbetter than great riches."
Without health nothing really matters
very much. A hacking cough takes all
(he beauty out of a landscape or a sunset.
Erysipelas or eczema will spoil the enjoyment of sprightly convcrsationi ofa beautiful concert, of a wonderful painting.
The biggest bank account in the world
won't pay a man for his health, but a
very small amount of money will make
him healthy and keep him healthy.
Most all bodily troubles start 'in thc
digestive or respirator;* organs, It ib
here that improper living first makes an
opening for disease. The development
liiifers as constitutions and temperaments
differ. Tbe causes an1 almost identical,
To get at the root of the matter is simple
enough if you start right.
Dr. Tierce's Golden Medical Discovery
is a medicine for the while body. It
works through the digestive organs ou
all the others.
It cures thc first thing it comes lo ami
after that, tlie next. It puts health in
place of disease in the stomach, and from
the vantage ground thus gained, it
roaches every fiber of thc body and drives
disease before it ��� indigestion, liver
troubles, kidney complaint, biliousness,
6kin and scalp disease-, salt-rheum, tetter
eczema, aud all the tioubics caused by
impure blood.
What   May be  Dono With   Salt,   Vluegar,
Kerut-cue aiul Ammonia.
Salt on the fingers while cleaning
fowls, meat or fish will prevent slipping.
Salt thrown on a coal fire when
broiling steak will prevent blazing
from the dripping fat.
Salt as a gargle will cure soreaess
of the throat.
Salt In solution inhaled cures cold
in the head.
Salt In water is tlie best thing to
clean willow ware and matting.
Salt in the oven under baking tins
will prevent their scorching ou the
Salt puts out a fire in the chimney.
Salt aud vinegar will remove staius
from discolored teacups.
Salt and soda are excellent for beestings and spider bites.
Salt thrown on soot which has
fallen ou the carpet will prevent
Salt put ou ink when freshly spilled
on a carpet will help in reauoviug-
the spot.
Salt in whitewash makes it stick.
Salt thrown on a coal fire which is
low will revive it.
Salt used in sweepiug carpets keeps
out moths.
Vinegar will " sot" dubious greens
and blues iu ginghams.
Vinegar Is au autidote for poisoning by alkalis.
Vinegar will brighten copper.
Vinegar and brown paper will heal
bruise or *' black eye."
Vinegar and sugar will make a good
stove polish.
Vinegar and salt will strengthen a
lame back.
Vinegar used to wash the wall before papering will help the paper to
Vinegar for soaking lamp wicks
makes a brilliant light.
Kerosene simplifies laundry work.
Kerosene in starch prevents Its
Kerosene Is a good counter-irritant. /
Kerosene will remove rust from
bolts aud bars.
Kerosene will remove fresh paint.
Kerosene will remove tar.
Kerosene on cloth will prevent flat-
irons from scorching.
Kerosene cleans brass, but it should
be afterward- wiped with dry whiting.
A solution of ammonia cleanses
sinks and draiu-pipos.
Ammonia takes finger-marks from
Ammonia in dish water brightens
Ammonia In water keeps flannels
Ammonia is good in washing lace
and fine muslin.
Ammonia cleanses hair brusfie***.
Ammonia bleaches yellowed flannels.
Ammonia brightens wondowa and
looking-glasses.*���Xew York World.
Mr. Caller (entering drawing-room)
���Good evening, ladies.
Hostess���We were Just talking
about you. and your name was    on
the tl])
Mr. Caller���I'
not have been
en ted,
my tongue
you    were
1 sure my name e
mure delightfully
Job uny���Mamma, dou't you think
Tummy Morgan is an awfully good
little boy in church,?
Mamma���l guess so; why?
Johnny���Weil, when they passed
the money round he didn't take nny,
and he wanted some for his savings
bank, too.
He (who has just been rejected)���
You don't dare say "no" again.1 She
���Why not ? He���Because two negatives make an affirmative. She���Not
with a woman. He���How many does
It take with a woman? She���One.
Little Uot���Uncle George says I'm
ton loquacious. What does that
mean V
Alnuiuia���That means you talk too
Little Dot (alter reflectiou)���I 'spose
big words was made so folks could
say mean things wil'out hurtiu' anybody's feelings.
May���I wonder why Reggie never
married 'I
Jack���He had a love affair when
quite young and has uever gotten
over it.
May���Who was the object of his
affection* V
He (encouragingly)���I'm sure ot ouo
thing, my angel, you and I will never
quarrel as that couple are doing.
She (with decision)���Indeed wo
won't. If you ever speak to me as
he did to her, I'll call the police.
Mrs. Nelvglrl���Willie, I know you
menu well, but I can't eat liko an ostrich. Vou should taste some of tho
biscuits my father used to make.
Mr. Keavglrl���Caught you at lust,
dear! Vour father arrived here beforo you got homo last night from
your oflice, and he made those biscuits this morning ns a surprise.
Mrs. Westelde���I hear that Charlie
Knickerbocker Is going to get married on tho 25th.
Mr. Westslde���Ves, he has only got
three more days.
Little Tommy (who has been reading about nn execution)���The last
three days they give him everything
to eat that he calls for, don't they,
Lodge Chaplain (out west)���Let
everybody in this room who desires
to go to heaven stand up.
Almost every brother rises.
Chaplala���Now let every brother
who wants to go to tho other plaee
stand up.
No ono rises. After a minute or two
a brother In a bnck seat slowly gets
up aud says : " I don't particularly
watot to go to tlie other place, but
I'm willing to stand up rather than
let tho chaplain go there alone."
Weary Walker���Say, mister, gimme
a dime.
Dignified Wayfarer���Give you a
dime! I think you are more in need
of manners than money.
Weary Walker���Well, I struck yer
fcr wliat I fought ye hed most uv.
Father���Tommy, stop pulling that
cat's tail.   .
Tommy���I'm only holding the tall;
the cat's pulling It.
Alberta���I do wish It were uot the
custom to wear the engagement ring
only on the third linger of one's left
Alethea���So do I. I can't get more
than half my engagement rlags ou at
oue time now.
New Office Boy���A man called here
to thrash you a few minutes ago.
Editor���What did you say to him 1
" I told him I was sorry you weren't
Tommy���Paw, what Is an egotist?
Mr. Figg���Ha Is a man who thinks
ho Is smarter than anyone else.
Mrs. Figg���My dear, you have that
wrong. The egotist is the man who
says he 1* smarter than anyone cine.
All men think that av.ay.
*' My face is my fortune, sir," she
""Ah, Indeed! Did you���er���amass
It yourself ?"
The warm smile which had been
carefully adjusted to match the coloring of her cheeks lied upon the
Belle���Ordinarily you appear real
womanly, Edith, but sometimes
rather masculine. How do you account for it ?"
Edith���I suppose It Is hereditary.
Hah* of my ancestors were males and
the other hall' females.
ISSUE NO. 26  1895.
la replying to any of thoae advertise
mentis, please mention thia paper.
LADY AGENTS wanted every where
to canvass for Magnetic American
Health Cornets, Waists, etc. Excellent
profits j rapid sellers. Madam Stevens, Manager, 100 Bleary Street,
Montreal, Canada. '
MflS.*WIHSLOWS *%~nr
***** aaTa tt an karaaaM
relieved ami cured by Adams'
Turn FlU'iTi. Insist on getting' tlie right article.
In original envelopes of the date,
1351 to 1870 with postage stamp.
thereon will get good prices lor thr
stamps by applying to Box 195, Han
tlton, Ont,
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, Ceneral
Debility, Throat and Lung Complaints,
Coughs, Colds, Anaemia, Scrofula and
Wasting Diseases of Children,
Send for Pamphlet on SeottU Emulsion. Free.
S-nll k ilowno. Bnlleville. All Driiqgi.li. 60c. * tl.
��� Roy
It's no because
I'm Scotch but
you c a n n a
smoke a better
Cigar ihan
Tliey cost 5c.
but I get sax
of them for a
quarter.     ���
��� anai voaacco eo., Mo��Tai��i_
$100   RK-A-VARD.
We are informed thao nnacrupulou-** dealer*
are la tbe habit ot selling plugs and parte a
pluKd of inferior Tobacco, representing them
be the genuine
"T. & B."
Myrtle Navy.
The genuine plug la stamped with the Lot-oar
"T, iB," In broiue. Purchasers will confer a
favor by looking at the trade mark when par
���tTAreward of ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR*!
will be glvon to anyone for information loading
to tho conviction of any person guilty of thi
above fraudulent practices or infringing on out
tirade mark In any manner whatsoever.
The Geo. E, Tnokett & Son Oo.,
Ltd,, Hamilton, Ont.
WANTED, HELP.-Kellablo men In
every locality (local or traveling) to
Introduce a new discovery and keep
oar show cards tacked up on treee,
fences and bridges throughout town
and country. Steady employment.
Commission or salary, $65 per month
and expenses, and money deposited in
any bank avhon started. For particulars, write The World lied. Electric Co., P. O. Box 221, London, Ont.,
This Is to certify that Eby's Electrli
Salve and Eby's Butternut Bitten
have cured a severe caae ol salt rheum
on a young person, who had been
troubled with tbls terrible disease for
nine years. It Is now three years since
we used the salve and bitters, and
there bas not been the least sign ot
the disease reappearing since, I heartily recommend It to those suffering
from this loathing disease.
John McConnell.
Queen Hill, Oat., January, 1895.
Michigan Lands.
10,000 acre* of the he��t Iuul in Hia S'aic. at
from t'i lo *j.oo imr acrH ui four notiiitloH and
on and noar the Mloli. Central, Do roll '��� M
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OR 1*0 J. W. CURTIS,'
Whitlemore, Mich.
And steady employment, you work in
the locality where you live. Send us
your address and we will explain the
business. Write to-day. The Queen
Silverware Co., Montreal.
*0'S   CURE   FOR
BHt Court Brrup. Tauten Dlmo. Dm
lotlma   Sold by drugglata.
Relates How Her Daughter's Life
Was Saved.
Anaemia and General Debility Had
Brongitt Her to the Verge of the Grave
-Phj ilola.nl Held Ont No Hope or Ke-
..lanaynht. Williams' Pink Pilla -iRaln
Prove a Life Haver.
(Frojnthe Ottaava Tree Press.)
A personal paragraph In the Free
Press some time ago simply stating;
that >Jtos Sophie Bclanger. No. 428
Cooper street, Ottaava, had recovered
Irom a serious Illness caused by anaemia and general debility, has apparently Awakened moro than usual Interest and pleasure nmoug her relatives and acquaintance*'. So iinicli
eo, Indeed, that tt reporter of the paper found it extremely Interesting to
visit the family antl enjoy it chat with
Mrs. Bollinger on the recovery of her
daughter after she had for two yearn
been considered Irrecoverably a victim
ot this terribly enervating nnd dangerous disease. Mrs. Bellinger In iv
very intelligent French-Canadian, avife
of Mr;' Joseph Bellinger, whose wall
paper and paint and glass estnblish-
ment Is nt No. 141) Bank street. Minn
Sophie Bclanger, tlio whilom Invalid,
vasclllatlng between life and death, Is
a promising young lady of seventeen
She lay on a couch like one dying.
years. She is a student under the
nuns'iai at. Jean Baptisto school ou
Primrose Hill. Over two years ago
sho tell sick and rapidly wasted away.
Tho nature ol' hor disease appeared
tp be a profound mystery to tho physicians, as tliey were called ia one
alter -the other. Despair seized the
family as they looked upou the once
beautiful, spirited girl, lying day iu
aud day out, weeks anu months on
her couch, simply slowly vauislilng,
and they powerless even to raise a
sni'le to her wun lips. Each succeeding
medical man gravely told tlie parents
to- prepare for the worst. However,
Mrs." Bellinger is uot oue of those
women wlio give up in oespair avhile
tl-ere is still nope, as her owu words
, tv.nl denote.
.*, ��� It was a terrible time," she said,
."We had been told agaiu and again
'���th'trt nothing could be done to save
Sophie, and had almost been forced by
appearances to believe it. 1 have
���*iio'v to say (that but for Dr. Williams'
��� Piuk Pills she would havo been in her
grave instead of iittendlug school
every duy the liveliest of the lively.
It began liko this; the poor girl was
coming to mo three or four times a
duy exclaiming, ' Oil, ma ; 1 liavo
such a terrible headache. 1 cannot
stand the pain uf It.' This went on
for a long time, aveeks iu tact, until
we began to look ut it ia a very
serious light. We had utmost every
French doctor in the city called in,
but with no result, Sophie got
worso and worse. Her face avas
small and yellow while her lips were
as white as your collar. Slio was
listless and apathetic, and so weak
site could not raise her bund to lier
head. A leading doctor forced her
to tako ���*. certain kind of powders,
which seemed to be taking the flesh
from her bones, lier skin became hot
and parched, her eyes sank iuto her
head and she lay on that couch us
one deud, taking no interest whatever in things going on around her.
Then it avns we became confirmed to
the popular belief that she was going
to die. It was agonizing to look at
her, but ave became partially resigned
to the fate that appeared to be overtaking us, She was watched day
und night, but we could detect no
chunge unless foil the worse. All hope
bud gone. 1 had read ot the cures
by the use of Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills,
and about this time I noticed a description published in the Free l'ress
somewhat similar to Sophie's case.
Something seemed to urge me to give
them u trial, and now I
thank God I did. I sent tor
some nnd begnn giving them to her
one at a time. Bafore long ave saw
an improvement and gradually increased tho dose from one to tavo
and thefu to three at regular intervals. It avas incredible to note the
change. Her color came back, u
different look in her eyes, her general health and appearance gave ,us
all new intere.it iu her. Before the
fourth box was gone, Sophie avas
able to be up and around again, and
it further use of them fully restored
her health, or rather snatched her
from the brink of the grave. To
Dr. Wllllnjnis' Pink Pills is due all the
credit, for wo had stopped doctors
medicine and simply gave her these,
following tho directions around the
box. My daughter's life was saved
by link Pills, aaid no one knows better than her hiother, I avlsh to 'tell
everyone of tho cure, as it is almost
impossible to believe that tho poor
thing thnt lay t^ere, und the happy
rosy-cheeked girl avho goes regularly to her classes aw one and the
same person in such ni marvellously
short spacp of time, and you may be
sure I am advising tilling neighbors
to use this wonderful medicine.''
Just as the reporter   avas leaving
Miss Belangcr returned from   school.
- She wns tho picture of gruce, health
and beauty, her lithe physique denoting health in every movement, avhile
her face showed the avarm, rudjdy
gloav oMiealth. She corroborated
all her mother had said besides adding,
some neav testimony. Happiness noav
abldeth in that home avhere misery
held   savay too long, nnd Mrs.   Bc
langer rests her faith in Dr. Williams rink Pills, which will do for
other wen8 and ailing girls what they
did lor her daughter.
There was a decrease In the visible
supply of wheat from the corresponding week of last year ot 1,184,000
bushels, an Increase In corn ot 18,000
bushels, and an increase ol 168,000
bushels In oats.
The amount ot wheat and Hour now
in transit to Europe, with the visible
supply of wheat in the United States
and Canada, is equivalent to 94,-
645,000 bushels, against 09,675,000
bushels one year ago, and of corn
16,383,000 bushels, against 13,698,000
In Europe, afloat therefore, and In
the United States and Canada, stocks
of wheat and flour on June 1st equal
171,16U,30J bushels, against 186,522,-
000 bushels a year ago, and 195,768,-
000 bushels tavo years ago. The decrease In total stocks la the past five
months 1vus 56,806,000 bushels, as
against a decrease ot 35,901,000 In
the same period last year.
Crop prospects In the United States
are variable. Winter avheat will be a
short crop, the condition on June 1st
being given at 71. This, in connection
with the decreased acreage, indicates
a very much reduced yield. Spring
wheat Is promising, the condition
being given at 97.10. In Canada the
winter and spring avheat crops are
The British exports to Canada Increased 4 per cent, in May and decreased 7 per cent, for the tive
months. The Imports Irom Canada Increased 7 end b per cent, for the same
periods. The chief Increases were
oxen and sheep. Both cheese and
butter also have nearly doubled this
Co-operative dairying Is making
great progress In Prince Edward
Island. When the Cornwall factory
opened on June 15th, 1893, less than
700 'lounds ol milk were delivered,
but on Juno 3rd, 1895, the delivery
was 9,327 pounds.
The statement of fire losses In Canada nnd the Unite!! States during
May Is favorable to the insurance
companies. Both April and May show
comparatively light losses. In Hay
the total loss avas $7,T61,600, as
against $10,777,800 in May of 1894
and $10,427,100 In May ot 1893.
Losses for *#he first five months In the
year! however, still exceed those of
last year up to the end ot May, but
are less than those In the same period in 1893. The figures are as follows: First five months of 1895,
$57,274,600 ; do., 1894, $53,330,900 ;
do., 1893, $89,087,850.
P.. Q. Dun & Co's. Weekly Review of
Trade has the following to sny regarding recent failures: "Liabilities
lu failures for two aveeks of May avere
$5,178,756, of which $1,524,527 was
01 manufacturing and $3,279,229 of
trading concerns. Last year In the
same weeks the amount was $5,071,-
116, of which $1,589,933 was ot manufacturing and $3,356,687 of trading
concerns. Failures this week have
beea 207 In the United States, against
183 last year, and 23 in Canada,
against 2S last year.
It appears that in 1890 the number
of avomen of all ages In the United
States avns 30,554,370, ot avhom 17,-
183,988, or 56.24 per ceut. wcra single. Tho important fact for our present purpose is tbe number on percentage cl marriageable women who
nro in fact not married. It is found
thnt about 10 per cent, marry before the age of 20, andc a very few
before 15. The unmarried are made
up of maids, widows and divorced persons, the lust of which classes is so
small that It need scarcely be considered for the present purpose. Omitting the actual numbers and using
percentage only, their returns show
that between tbe ages of 20 and 25
about 53 per cent, avere without husbands ; between 25 nnd 30, about- 28
per cent.; between 30 and 45, about
20 per cent. After this the number
of widows increases so rnpldly that
Irom 45 to 55 the unmarried amount
to 26 per cent., and of/ women over
65 years ot nge only a little over
35 per cent have husbands. Nearly 6
per cent, of all women never* marry;
about 10 per cent, of those betaveen
the ages of 35 nnd 45 hnd not yet
married, and more than one-fourth of
those between the ages of 25 nnd
30 were still unmarried.���Brooklyn
Let her meet him with a kiss���not
a frown.
Let each renlize thc fact that tliey
are one.
Let the husband frequent his homo
���not the club.
Let him assist her In beautifying the
Let her not narrate Mrs. Next
Door's gossip.
Let her not worry hlin with petty
Let him speak to his wife���not yell
"say'' at her.
Let her make home more pleasant
than the club.
Let ber sympathize with hini In
business cares.
Let him be as courteous after mar-
rlago as before.
Let his latch key gather unto Itself
rust from disuse.
Let her dress ns tastefully for him
ns for strangers.
Let him conllde in his wife; their
Interests nro equal.
Let her not fret because Mrs. Neighbor has a rich dress.
Let her home mean love and rest
���not strife nnd noise.���Somervlllo
Mr. Newman (tearfully)���Maud, I'm
sure you don't love me as you used
to. We've been married only two
months, yet you've bolted your dinner
to hurry aavay to the Municipal Protective League.
Mrs. Newman���Hush, Willie. Your
tears quite unwomnn me, dear. Be a
good, brave little husbnnd nnd I'll
hurry home nnd bring you a lovely
box of cigarettes.
United Brethren Regard Joe Benton'!
Case as a Miracle.
Blind From ���>���*.���)? hoo-1 he Km-overe HU
Sight Hhl], at Service-Ills Anuounce-
uient Greeted With Shouts ami Hallelujahs.
The members of tlie United Brethren
Church of East Metropolis, 6ays a despatch from Metropolis, 111., to the
Inter-Ocean, firmly believe that they
bare witnessed the direct manifestation of divine power in the sudden recovery of ��lght by their " blind boy
preacher'1 on Sunday night, and they
have for the two days since devoted
themselves almost wholly to thanksgiving ami singing hallelujahs.
Joseph Benton was born in this
county 120 yenrs ago. Mao days nfter
birth his eyes beenme inflamed, nnd
when the fever had left them three
months* later the tight was entirely
gone. Ho joined the Methodist Church
South at the age of 8. and began
preaching at tbe age of 17.
Last November he attached himself
to the United Brethren denominations.
He has preached throughout this
end of 'the State, "Western Missouri,
"Western Tennessee and Southwestern
Kentucky with phenomenal succcbs,
having had no less than 301) converts
since last August.
Sunday night the blind preacher
stood upon ' the steps of a vacant
storehouse, addressing a congregation
ia the street. His face was turned toward heaven. He told his hearers that
they could look up and see the beautiful moon and twinkling stars, while
he was groping in darkness, but that
he prayed always that sight be given
As the preacher finished that sentence he stopped, passed his hands
across his forehead, and, pointing to
the moon, asked what that great
something was. He was told that it
was the moon. Other strange things
fell upon his vision, and with great
shouts of hallelujahs he declared that
his prayers had been answered, that
ho could see. The congregation took
up the cry, and such rejoicing was
never known there before.
Iiev. Mr. Benton walked home without assistance, and there was no
sleeping for him that night. His sight
has steadily growa stronger, and his
Joy has no bounds. He says that he
will have to learn as a baby the
names of all the strange objects he
sees. Oae of the greatest sensations
he experienced was the sight of himself reflected from the mirror. Mr.
Benton is positive that the gift of
sight Is a direct answer to his prayers. To-day he attended a quarterly
meeting In an adjoining county.
Some    l'uiuts    Aliout   an    Animal   ufttai
Man is nu omnivorous animal.
Some smart people call him a biped,
but this .is a zoological error.
He's just a plain, every-dny two-
legged animal.
Man is found in must parts of the
He roams nt will, feeds in tlie daytime and sleeps at night.
Some nights.
He is very tame.
You can go up and put your hand
on him anywhere, so long as you don't
put it on liis pocketbook. He lias,
under such conditions, been known to
He Is like the dog���howls a good
deal and runs around at night.
Like the elephant, he has a trunk,
but he doesn't always carry it with
Tlie elephant does.
As to avhat man is really good for,
anthropology is still in the dark.
Being strong, he is used to draw
pictures, carry neavs nnd pull revolvers.
He is also fust and often goes In the
Jniman rnce.
Properly trained, man can jump
higher than nny other known animal.
He has even been known to jump
mountain resort bonrd bills.���Monitor
It's so common that every tobacco
user has nn irritated throat thut
gradually develops Into a serious condition, frequently consumption, and
it's the kind of a sore throat that
newer gets ivell as long ns you use
tobacco. The tobacco habit, sore
throat nnd lost manhood cured by
No-To-Bac. Sold and guaranteed to
cure by Druggists everywhere. Hook,
titled " Don't Tobacco Spit or Smoke
Your Life Away," free. Ad. Sterling
Remedy Company, 8/4 st. Paul
Street, Montrcavl.
President E. Bcnjnmln Andrews, of
Brown University, made nn address
at tbo Baptist Congress of lbOl, which
contained the following paragraph:
" A charge of heterodoxy against nn
Institution Is sometimes a boomerang.
Two eminent professors In science,
hlglily and deservedly Influcnftlnl,
neither at present a Baptist, but both
in earlier lifo Baptists or of Baptist
families, avere alienated from our people and cause by hearing Baptist ministers denounce Cornell University as
an Infidel concern. They became curious. They determined to study there,
and did so. Both remained nnd graduated. Finding out what falsehoods
had been told about tho university by
men whom they mistakenly viewed
as representing the denomination,
they renounced the denomination.
Each Is a man whom our avhole neighborhood would bo proud to own, had
It not lost him,"
Catarrh���Use Nasal Balm. Quick,
positive   cure.    Soothing,  cleansing,
How a Hungarian Shanty fas Dynamited, Killing Four.
Dragged In Men's clothe. Two Women Ware
uo Baud to Itub-tlot^SHHI for��� the
'Juadruple Murder���A Confession Obtained. .   .���?
Wilkesbarre flespntch says: The
men who last October blew up the
Hungarian shanty on the mountain
cut-off, killing four iumatos and badly wounding hall a score more, have
been captured.
Five men and two women, all colored, wore arrested to-day by Detective u'Briea, of the Lehigh Valley
road , T. F. Qulgley, a merchant of
.Miner's Mills, and Constable Frank
McCabe. The principals are Frank
Shafer, of Smithville ; James Miller, of
Pittston; Nelson Miller, of l'lttston;
Hester Brace, supposed to bo James
-Miller's wile, and Surah, wlio of Nelson Miller.
Two other colored men are accessories to the crime, liaviug known it
was to occur, but who did not tako
part In it, although they received
part of the plunder for their silence.
They are George Jordan uud John
Bird, of Pittston.
John Hnrgraves, oa the morning of
the explosion, saw a cojorod man near
the scene, who acted suspiciously.
Hnrgraves told Detoctlvo O'Brien
some four aveeks after nnd described
the man. O'Brienj at ouce set clever
colored men nt work looking for tho
suspect. Ho instructed them to get
jobs lu the various tailroads und
quarry gangs nnd to boast of imaginary murders nud robberies, nnd in this
manner try to draw out the men
guilty of the mountain tragedy.
It was only alter live months' work
that a week ago one ol these men
managed to locate Shafer, and, soon
getting his confidence, Induced hlui to
tell the story of the tragedy In a
fragmentary manner. The final
move was mado last night. Shafer
was induced to como to this city, nnd
was here placed under arrest. He
protested at first, but finally broke
down, nnd said the others made him
avork the battery. Then, after some
persuasion, he made a detailed confession of the crime.
He said that Nelson Miller, avho
planned the avhole ailiiir, had stolen
a battery and wires and some dynamite from the old Boston tunnel, nenr
Yntesville, about a month before, nnd
was all ready. He had been thinking it over, and hnd it planned out.
" John Bird and George Jordan,
they was agoin'," lie said, " but they
was so drunk we had to leave them
behind, and me, Nelse and Jim Miller and the two women walked up
the track. The two women avas
dressed In men's clothes, so nobody 'ed
suspicion 'em. Well, we got to the
shanty and tho avomen stood on the
track, ono up and ono down, to koep
a watch, ancl then ' Nelse' and ' Jim'
Miller tell me to wait near the track
and they would fix the avlres and the
dynamite. Well, ' Jim' and ' Nelse'
put tho dynamite���we had a case and
u half���under the; house and fixed the
wires to It. When they fixed .it thoy
came back and tells me all right, and
I avorks the battery and off she goes.
Lawd, Golly, you should seen them
Huns fly Into de sky. A trunk comes
flying toward mound I kicks it open,
nnd 'Nelse' Miller he takes the money.
There was just a hundred dollars.
" Well, the Huns1 avas a yelling and
shouting and ave went back to our
camp, which wns1 a quarter of a mile
aavay. When ave got there **fe divides the money. John Bird and
George Jordan, dey got $6 each to
keep their mouth shut, and I got
$10.     So help me, that's all I got."
How t't Act ho ail to be of Use til  Sueh  Emergencies.
The extension of the trolley Is uow
so great nnd the uses of electricity
developing to such a. degree, that it is
desirable that people should be Informed avhat is the first and wisest
thing to be done when a man lias
been stunned by contact avith n
strong electric current. We therefore
reprint some rules as to the first aid
to be rendered in cases of electrical
accidents. They ure supplied by Dr.
TV. S. Hedley in a letter to the London
1. Break the circuit at ouce If there
be an Interrupter close at hand aad
you kuoav how to use it; if not, lose
no time, but proceed to Rule li.
2. Do not touch the man's body
with your bare hands, but if India
rubber gloves are not at hand, pull
Culm off the cablo by his coat tail,
or fold your coat or somo such dry
article Into two or three thicknesses,
and, using this as a pad to tako hold
of the body, pull it uavay from the
circuit and resort to Rule fi.
o. If unnblo to get him ofl, raise
with covered hands that part of the
liody avhich is touching the earth, or
ono of tho poles of the circuit. This
avlll break tho circuit, and it will
usually he thus possinle to get liim
easily away, ami II so, proceed to
Rule D,
4. If still unsuccessful, make another pad, and, placing It between
the ground and that part ol tlio body
in contact with the ground, continue your efforts to detach him.
B. Having pulled bim away from the
cable, free his neck from clothing, and
treat the case as ono of drowning, one
method being ns follows :
0. Open his mouth, and, taking hold
of the front part of the tongue with
your fingers���covered avith a handkerchief if you have one���draav the
���tongue foravard, and gradually let it
go back 10 times a minute. Be sure
that tho root of tlio tongue is acted
upon and drawn forward. If the
teeth are clinched and you cannot
get them apart avith your fingers
gently separate them avith tlie handle
of a pocket-knife or hy a small piece
of wood, cork, etc.
7. Resist the efforts of the bystanders to pour stimulants down ills
throat until a medical man arrives
and "takes over" tho case.
You kissed me!   My head
Dropped loav on your breast
Witli a feeling of shelter
And infinite rest,
While the holy emotions
My tongue dared not speak
Flashed up iu a flame
From my heart to my check.
Your nrme held me fast;
Oh ! your arms avere so bold ;
Heart beat against heart
In their passionate fold,
Your glances seemed drawing
My soul through my eyes,
As the sun draws the mist
From the sea to the skies.
Your lips clung to mine
Till I prayed In my bliss
They might never unclasp
From the rapturous kiss.
You kissed me I   My heart
And my breath, and m.v will
In delirious joy
For n moment stood still.
Life had for me then
No temptations, no charms,
No visions of happiness
Outside of your arms,
And were 1 this Instant
An angel possessed
Of peace and the |oy
That are given the blest.
I would fling m.v white robes
I'nreplningly down,
I would tear from my forehead
Its beautiful crown
To nestle once more
la that haven of rest���
Your lips upon mine,
My head on your breast.
You kissed me I   My soul
In a bliss so divine
Reeled and swooned like a drunk man
Foolish with wine,
And 1 thought 'twere delicious
To ilio there, if death
Wonld but come avhile my lips
Were yet moist avith your breath ;
If I might grow cold
While your anus clasped me round
In their passionate fold.
And tliese are the questions
I ask day and night:
Must lips taste no more
Such exquisite delight'.'
Would you care if your breast
Were my shelter ns then,
And If you were here
Would you kiss me again?
���John G. Whittier.
If I should die to-night
My friends avould look upon my quiet
Before they laid it in its resting-
And deem that ilea tli hail niude it almost fair.
And laying snow-white flowers
against my hair
Would smooth it down with tearful
And fold my hands with lingering
Poor hands, so empty and so cold tonight !
If I* should die to-night
My Iriends  would call to  mind with
loving thought
Some kindly deed tlie icy hands had
Some gentle  words  the  frozen    lips
had said,
Errands on avhich  the willing    feet
had sped ;
The memory of iiy selfishness     nnd
My hasty  words should all  be    set
And sc. I Bhould be loved aud mourned to-night.
If I should die to-night
E'en hearts estranged would turn
once more to me,
Recalling other days: remorsefully.
The eyes that chill me witli averted
Would look upon me as of yore, perchance,
And soften in the old familiar wny,
For avho could war with dumb unconscious clay '.'
Sol I might rest forgiven of all tonight.
Oil, friends,  I pray to-night,
Keep not your kisses for my    dead
cold brow,
The way is lonely, let me feel them
Think    gently    of   me; 1 am travel
My fultering  feet are pierced   avith
many a thorn ;
Forgive,    oh,  hearts  estranged,  forgive, I Jilead I
When dreamless  rest is mine I shnll
not need
The tenderness  for    avhich    I    long
to-nigh tt
lie went fishing in  the wildwood,
In the dancing mountain brook,
Where lie used to fish lu childhood
With a bent pin for a hook ;
He bethought liim  of the catches
That he used to show with pride,
Ami the sunburn uml the scratches
That adorned his'youthful hide.
Now, he had u  fancy tackle,
Ami ii rod of split bamboo,
Flies of every style of hackle.
Clicking reel, and silk line, too;
With a twelvi-iioiiiul  liasket laden,
Harnessed   up   with   straps   and
lie hiul patent  boots  to wnile III,
Anil kid gloves upon Ids hands.
Gayly then he started fishing
Iu a shady nook ami cool,
Where the willows, gently swishing
Overhung n well-known pool;
That was where he    used    to cateb
When he wns ;:n urchin small,
Surely now he ought 1" match tliein
Witli his fancy rig and nil!
But alas ! he could not do it,
Though he fished the pool all day;
Not a trout that ambled through It
Took the pains to come his way:
But his cubs words made the air blue,
And he whipped tlie creek to foam���
Then he smashed his fancy bamboo.
Paid his hill, and came back home I
A minister took his Uttle 8-year-old
girl to a funeral, and when ho lifted
her up to see tbo body she Innocently
looked up in his face and jsnld: "Why,
papa, ho's as dead as t\- hammer !"���
Rchohoth (Mass.) Sunday, nerald.
. \_ G. A. McBain $ Co.,  Real Estate  Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Hot air furnaces set by CH. Tarbell.
N��w novels, plain and fancy sta
Uonery at Flm&urys.
For SALE:���At a bargain nne cylinder
stove with water coil complete, Inquiie
at Anderson's, Third St.
If you want ladies', childrens' and
mens' boms, shoes and slippers at half
price yon must buy lit Langmnn's. A
$4,000 stock of boots ju-it opened up.
For RENT. ��� The store, corner of
Comox road and Dunsmuir ave. lately
occupied by Till'. NEWS piintir.j; fstah-
lithment.   Enquire nt Nkws Office.
Mr. C. H. Wcsi.vooil of the ivenlth)
firm of Aili-iick, l.aii'ht & Westwood of
Toronto was here last week ai I'omtianuil
Iiy his wife. His trip is understood, to
have combined business with pleasure.
WANTED.��� Ily an accomplished young
Itidy to correspond with a young gentle
man wuh :i view to mattimony���must
not be over 15. Address confidentially
"A"  Nliw.s Ollice.
Mr. Chas. Hridgcs left at our office on
Saturday as tine a specimen of a peach
from his farm as ive have seen for many
a day. It was nf good size, and rich col-
or, needing only lo be kept a dav or two
to give it the requisite mellowness for
table use.
Nest Saturday the members nf Cum*
tsrland Grove'Na 3, *-'��� A. O. I), will
have an excursion fiom Union tn Cuinox.
From the forest grove-: and mountain
peaks to thc flowery meadows, laughing
streams, and invigorating gull breezes
will be a delightful change.
Grant.���Ai Union, Thursday, Aug.
8th the wile ot Hubert Grant, Esq., ol a
Just now when the witter is low it is
best tn drink tea and coffee or boiled water. There is a considerable complaint
abuut town from parlies troubled with
complaints supposed to arise from the
use of the water. In manv of the wells
the water has entirely given out while in
many others tlie water is low and as .a
consequence not as wholesome as at
other times.   Have a care.
Editor News: Will you give in an open
letter your opinion of grab bags, fish
ponds, etc. at church fairs? I know they
are admitted to many church eniert.iin-
ments, but is this following ihc command
to abstain from .tppearance of evil?
Church fairs arc nm 11 gospel institution tu begin with, but onc v. ith it raffle,
or a grab bag or a fishpond lends to place
both the money giver, and monev user
on a low plain and show-, a low conception ofthe gospel institution and the gospel spirit. Why not semi the deacons
around among the congregation with a
hand organ and a contribution box
while the pastor's wife sings a nii-sinnnry
hymn as a solo in the intervals betweer
organ grinding? The better wav is to
appeal openly and squarely tn those who
love the cause of Christ to give according
to their means in support of the cause.
That is thc true method of training a
community into the right way of giving
and doing.
Aug. 8th. Yours truly,
John Eraser,
Money to Loan on Farm or City property:monthly re-payments or
Straight Loan
Money loaned for private parties securing them 10% net.
Business and Residential lots in Union, for Sale on Small monthly payments.
Short notes discounted.
Fire Life and Accident Insurance.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time  Table  No.   24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. an Friday,  April   8th    188*.   Trains
run  on  Pacific  Standard
0 ?%"-��� is      ���   : ��� '��� : ! : : : I    .��,
���% -s sasasssBSBsssaiissasf
1 '-',  X-��'3'*|-'i-/|.|.|,|>(-;C-*<jWts��ini��4
��� a
Hurra! for Vancouver. Now is your
chance to visit the Mascot of the Coast
lor little cash and loss of time, Und' r
the auspices of Benevolence Lodge. No.
14 K. ofl'. Union, there will be a grand
excursion to the Terminal City on the
n, Joan which w ill leave Coniox at 11 p.
m. Friday, Sept 6 calling at Union wharf
at 11.30p. m. and Denman Island ut 12;
returning will leave Vancouver at 11 p.
m. Saturday, Sept. 71I1. Trains connecting
with the steamer will leave Union detiot
at 1030 p. m. on Friday. Return fare
$2.50. Children under' 12, half fare.
Tickets will be lor sale Iiy J. H. McLean,
I). Walker and J. H. Campbell, Union:
Sam Chile, Comox, and T. I-I. I'iercy,
Denman Island.
In 1879 the American schooner, Den-
nington sailed from liostotl for the Wc-t
Indies. Shortly before, the I'ortcini sailed from Hull, England, bound lor Havana. It so happened iliai lhe Deuninglon
when about 300 mile*! down the coa,t on
her destination was overtaken by 11 terrific storm, lost two 01 li -r crew overboard,
had her steering gear lorn awav, had got-
ten six feet of water in her hold, and lhe
wild waves were breaking over her, and
with the increasing depth of witiet in ber
hold she was gradually smiling down
prcparalorv to the lind plunge. The
J-nrtenii fortunately appeared loaded with
oil. This was th-owii 0111 upon lhe water thlotlgh which she w is going, prevent
ing its breaking. At great danger the
bouts were lowered Into die angry sea
and in the height ol the tempest the crew
were rescued irom th- Uciliiinglon, and
safely landed in Hull. The United States
Could not allow tliis.ua ol heroism to pass
without ���rccogniti m i 11s an evidence of
whicli Mr. Thorn m N coll, now a resident
of Union, but th-t. iniiiltr uf 'he I'ortcna
weirs a magnificent gold w.aiclrwith the
following iiisrrioiion 1 ugraved upon ils
inside cover.: ''Presented by the President of thc United Slates to Thomas
Nicoll, Master of ihc liritish bark Porte-
na for services in rescuing the crew of
the Ainericn schooner Bennington,-, 1870.
J. A. Ca-thew
TJ*i*-IO*CT, 32. O.
Its the place to sec Ladles and
Gentlemen looking happy -
Because they get th::- b03t value for their money in
Dry   Goods
Gents Furnishings
1st, Store In  William's  Block
round corner from Printing office.
From Ocean to Ocean
No 5. By American Traveller.
The American Traveler Shovels
Coal for Fireman. Coins up the
Mountains-Grand Scenery. Tun
nels and Snow shed3.
The idea of a wreck was intei'esthitf-
Just then a** I was t-xhibiunnj,** my excitement by volubility came the admonition
from Vic to "shut up". It was too Lite
for some one jelled in a bre.'.th���-
"Here! What nre you doing there"?
You'll net killed.   Come out."
We got out antl uiildl) enquired where
we were.
"Fuwles" was the ansver.
"Can1, vou let us ride inio some station?"
we a-ked.
"Vo, I'll put you in thc caboose," was
the reply.
C-illinj*! 10 Vic to come on we went up
the track 100 yards where we saw n couple of freight cars, or what had been Mich
They looked as if they had heen rm-nhly
handled. The train men were >;ctunK
the pieces on to the side track. Goinx
back tn ihe train we were stiprised to lind
it consisted ofa dozen coaches anil sleep
pi's and ;*c baggage cars with two powerful engines at us head,
"If yon try the head engine," I s.iUI  to
Vic, "I'll Iry the second one."
I asked i''they wanted a cnal p-is-*.cr.
"Yes, jump up here and don't let the
conductor see vou"
Vic cume back from the head engine.
anH Slid ihey didn't want Mivbody there.
Tlie engineer shouted to ine to shut un
or he would put me c-ff. He gave thc
whistle curd a couple of jekrs, opened the
throttle, nnd I went on duly.
I shoveled about half a ton of coal
down to the tender, then lay down to
As soon as the coal was burned up the
fireman give me a  hit  and  called   for
j more coal.    I shoveled awhiV and   went
; to sleep again.   There was some scen-ry
j to br* admired   but   somehow I did   not
! feel like admiring it.    I left that fnr ihe
! Pullman passengers to do,  being  busy
I keeping  ihe cinders out   of  my  eyes.
I They were lhe onlv thing in fact that in-
1 tcre-aed me.   The fireman was kept busy
! keeping up steam for   it  was an   awful
I grade   The engines were the largest  I
ever saw, and the engineer stood .tt his
place wiih his eyes intently on the   track
aud his left hand on the throttle, evidently realizing that the  lives of all on the
tram, even mine, depended on him.
Coming round a sharp curve I could
look down a yawning chasm, hundreds of
feet deep. Turning the other way I look
cd ui* the motmtiin sides which seemed
to reach the stars. We were really running along a shelf or projecting rim of
the vast upheave). Suddenly we piling
ed into a tunnel and into darkness. When
we emerged from that we immediately
entered a snow shed. Here the cinders
not being able lo get anv where ehe showered down on me and the tender. Iv
cave heard this tunnel ts 30 mi'es loug
but think 13 miles nearer lhe truth.
Wc were running at a pretty lively rate
when .1 sharp loot called for 'down brakes'
and we came to a stand so suddenly that
I found myself stretched out at full length
on the tender.
C ini-lni'o'f
Instrumental Solos
At 'Piket's Hall
Monday Aug. 2Btl]
40I.0S iln VIOLINi
Concert from tl.30 p. tn. to 10 p. m.
To be followed by
Admission to Concert imd Ball SOcts
Onk half net procrkds uoes to
Notice is hereby yiven thata Count)*
Court 'if Xanainio will be held .at (Jn.
inox on Wednesday, the 14th day of
August, i��Sq5 at t'he hour ol" 3 o'clock
in the afternoon.
Uy ordor,
II. Stlilllnn.
Deputy ling.
July oth. iSq*.
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No'.iry PuSlle.
Ap;onr. fop ths Alliance Fire
Insurance company of i.on
don and tlie Phoenix of
Agent fop tbe Provincial
Building and Loan Association of Toronto	
Union, B C.
Manufacturers of Handmade  Sand   Stock   Bricks.
Special   I'ttlirn-   Nnw On   Hand  Fir Chimney  Heads, Cinaice-i Etc--.
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On Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday*
KuUit-ni Tlokota will bu Itnttiott borwoi'L nil
points for a tTa.ro nne) u (***iartor, (i*niil for return - ul l.'tm* Llmtl SlLndlt)'.
It-ftum TiuliPtB for mw an*l n hnlf ovdii-ary
fnro niiij* b** piiM'tioiod! drtljy ���� nil i>olt>U-
l*t-iid for itovit it*.v*i, tnrlnd't'ir diiy of i��-��o.
No Ituturti Tick, is i-t u***! to   n tarn n*&
fiUftrier whvro lli�� Bill-**!*' fnril  i*i   iw*nt)*flv
'i'Ur >u;(li ra'oit b-iw' -it Vi- inr.it ���*nd(\*u<*x.
.���".ItlditK*- Htiii CttlntllUtdMO*' 'I ickt t-tc-r-i hm aie
taluodtmKMili-^oijUi I'lolwl A*r*nl, Yltttvia
I)niCNii'a an��l  Nsui-umi Hlintlcm.
I'rf-i.bTt, Uw*! Xmu,
On. Krvltihl aod 1-AMHMiar A��t
Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and 6urgeon��.   ���
���Ul^IOIT 3,C.
f'our'mmj' -nd tin* Kny will tn* vl**lf��i| tvmBBy
W ."liMi'tlay uft' moon fi !��� iUk )mri'��-��* at ����������
UllU'iOii. ,    I
pHtlonrx mi -idiMimrQ will n't-iivi- imrljr It
ltiil.ui- uli rm-oi^t ti/tcl��[iko��it' tutrmgt-
ip all Dep'ts.
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