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NO. 146.       UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 1895.    $2.00 PER YEAR
Cash? Gash?
But cannot sell goods at cost on crediti consequently
*^*,NTo Skimping in Weights .and Mensures"\^l at the
cu:l��b:e:r,la:n-:d   store.
JAMES Mi KIM, Union, B.C. Mar.20,1895.
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-^ Union, B, 0. *���
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Th* Above Stores Adjoin, Where Everything- of the Best in their Beu)tctive
lines avlll be found.
A. W. Mclntyre Prop
Thomas 0. Morgan j
*D*Cr-N--*>TE    BLOCK
COM.O~\     &Ja,~T     ZMITLL
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
JJ-.GlTT~tJA.TlT    BB03.
The Best Mc&ls on the Coa t for 25 Cen s,
Elegantly Furnished  Rooms in   Connection.
Special rates made fo- monthly boarders. This is the bist
place for working men. Good wash house. All the cooking
is done by white   men.    Come   one come all, we still hive
I have an 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
Spring medicines for cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
drug store.
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dunsmuir Ave, Unioi,
lately occupied by The New;,
where I will keep in stock anl
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in inj
line at reasonable prices. AI
so will neatly and promptly dc
repairing, and carriage trim
mi rig.
The patronage of thc public
is respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
Brief History ol the Pfeabytepian
Church of Unlon-Deseription of
the New Kdlflco- Dedication
Abut seven years ago, in the year 1SS8,
Rev. Alex, l-'niser, win* was then in
charge (if the Comox field, opened a mission in Union bv holding lurtniyhtly services. He preached wherever an open
door was presented to him, sometime* in
boarding houses, private houses, ion *���***������������*���
ins, cu. Like Noah's dove tlie congre-
galii-ii wandered bom place to place, not
having auy where to rest. IJ-.u in the
year 1889 the ark was found and wandering ceased. It was a small cabin situated abi.ut the inidd.e ot the camp and
known as No. 36. After loc.ttiug m this
building, a Sabbat I i f-ciiofll was started,
composed of* every denomination -md
numbering twelve. About a year later,
in 1890, tlie congregation had increased
to,such un extent tl;at the little building
betame .yholly inadequate lor cougrega
tional purposes, and it was tbuuglit advisable tu move up into what is popular*
ly known as tlie "old school houso. This
was by no means a pretentious looking
buiidiny, nor yel an ooiecl of beaut) or -*f
comfort. Hut" notwithstanding the unfavorable circumstances, progress was
inade and in the years 1891���92, three
eiders were appointed to help iii the spiritual affairs ot the congregation. In i.Sy;,
the congregation became strong enough
to raise the required funds to support an
ordained minister without the assistance
of Comox. Consequently a congr-Jg ition
���va*-* then organized with a membership
of e even and services conducted, botn
morning md evening.
In tne spring of 1893, Rev. J. H. Hig"*
gitiN IJ. A. was appointed to lake charge
of Union. .Soon after his arrival the hall
was tilted up and additions made to it.
A little later on, the .Sabbath school ceased to be a Union one, owing to ihe oiher
ie-iding denominations having built suitable accommodations tor themselves.
The school then had an attendance ol
about 60. The church membership had
increased Irom eleven tu forty fwur. A
M is-*ion among the Chinese was also established .mil made considerable pro
gres-., although amid unfavorable circmn-
In August 1894, Kev. Mr. Higgins
went east and Rev. Alex. Voung was appointed to take charge until another missionary could be had.
In October, ^94, I). M. Mclntyre, M.
A tiie present missionary was appointed,
and took charge of the congregation.
Under his pastorate, the const relation
lias made ina*ked progress, increasing
from 44 members to 65.
A V. !'. L. nf Christian endeavor has
been organized with a membership of
about 25. The Sabbath **cl.ool has increased to about 90. The foreign mission
work among the Chinese of Union has
kept pare with the rapid strides of the
Home mission work. Instead ofthe little f-uilding, 10 by 14, a contract has
been let to erect a building 20 by 40, a
fair proportion of the cost having been
contributed by thc Chinese   themselves.
At present the elders are W. Mitchell,
Thos. Russell and VV. H. Walker, and ihe
board of management, W. Mitchell, A.
Lindsay, T. L Kay, C. Ii. Garrison, L.C.
McDonald, Cr. McLean, T. Gemmel, and
J. Reid.
Get your guns and rifles fixed
before the season is in. Anderson can doit nea.-ly.
the new emmeu
About three months ago, and during
the ministrations of Rev. Mr. Mclntyre,
active steps were taken lo provide a suitable church building. The result is seen
in the handsome edifice, a cut of which
made from a pencil drawing, appears at
the head of this article. While correct
in its outlines il gives but a faint idea of
the splendid ed Slice which would be a
credit to a much larger town than Union
now is.   The mam building is 38 feet by
[cphee 8l
"CJUS X02~ 6c OOTJ~VT~~-J_1T
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., et
6g feet, .vith a ceiling commencing ftom
the spring of tlie arches, 15 feet from the
floor, and rising to a height of 10 feet additional. There is :t recess on the east
eml, spoken of as a choir mom, hut really
funning a part of the main audience
room. It is 20 feat by :6 feet. At the
front of this recess is located the pulpit.
The scats are ill circular form so as to
enable all lo face the preacher, and are
divided into sections by three aisles���one
through the center of tiie room, rendtr-
inji it easy to lake a seat without disturbing others. The seating capacity is
about 340. The seats are of cedar, finished in the grain with hard oil. The
front, and sides ofthe pulpit and the altar
rail arc also cedar with hard mi finish.
All thc other wood work is stained cherry
and varnished. The ceiling, and sides
above the ivainscotting is plastered and
tinted a light sky blue. The pulpit is
covered wiih brocade velvet and provided with an upholstered settee. The choir
nmiu ia provided with high back oak
chairs. The building is lighted on north
and south sides by golhic double urn-
clows 20 feet high, the oval tops of which
have siaind glass. There are also eight
narrow windows Of same general design
which make provision for ample light.
The main entrance is under lhe tower
which is, including spire, 96 feet high.
A double iloor also opens from [he west
at the head of the main isle. In addition
to these is a door from the south east
sine leading to ihe choir room and pulpit. The building cost about $3000.
The plans were made by James Cai'theu,
architect and the building constructed by
lJ C. McDonald. Thc tin work was by
C. H. Tarbell, and the painting by Mess'-
ers Hay & Wilkinson. Lastlv, but by
no means least, ihe lurnace by which the
structure is heated, by lut air, pipes cun
necting with registers', isa Md.ary make,
known as No. 17 ami hi'ing a heating
capacity nl from 45,0'jO 10 65,00 cubic
feet and furnished by Grant & McGregor
The lot. together with an adjoining one
for a parsonage was donated by tho Un
ion Colliery Co.
Thc church was formally dedicated on
Sunday, August 251I1. The day was
nearly perfect. The auditorium was
tastefully decorated. Roses with green
vines hung upon Ihc front edge of the
pulpit, while at the front and sides were
let ns nnd flowers artistically arranged.
Upon stands at either side of the pulpit,
placed midway between it nnd the walls
of the recess, boquets ol' flowers smiled
from elegant vases. Three ' ascs of flowers looked down from the top of the 01 ���
The congregation assembled was perhaps the largest ever gathered in a
church in Union. Many were in attendance from Comox.
Wo have not space to give bi.t the
faintest outlines ofthe proceedings, The
singing by the choir under the able leadership of Mr. Howell was particularly
fine and evoked much favorable comment
The morning sermon was by Kev. D. A.
McKae who also offered the dedicatory
prayer. Put In simple language the discourse was upon the curse of sin and its
remedy. It was a powerful arraingmcot
of sin, as the distroyer of body and soul.
His descriptive powers were adequate
aud thc picture drawn was a fearful onc.
Then followed hope taking the place of
disoair, light chasing away the clouds,
andI the picture of Christ upon the cross
and belief in Him .as the all sufficient
remedy. In thc afternoon Kev, C. H.
M. Sutherland preached mnst acceptably
after which the rite of baptism was administered by the Kev. Mr. McKae to
the litlle daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Odell,
who had been connected, before coming
here, .villa his church in Nanaimo. In
the evening the chinch was crowded to
its full capacity to hear the Kev. Mr.
For a nobby and nice fining suit go to
the Creat Eastern Tailoring Department,
Sample room over cheap Joiir.'s store.
A party, it is reported, going up lhe
Nanaimo River in a creek on the left
leading tn Cowichan lake, discovered a
vein of gold quartz a foot wide. It was
tested for 700 feet and (band to be very
McKinnon, Wilson, and Teddy, three
boys who went out fishing from Nanaimo
In ihe gult on Thursday have not return
ed. They were seen at Point Grey
Thursday. It is thought that all three.
boys have been drowned.
.Str. Kahultii, coal laden, from Depar
tnre Hay, ran aground on Trail Island
Tuesday night, in a thick fog. She float
ed of?* without injury the next morning
(ireat.excitement prevails at Nanaimo
and at Wellington over a recent rich
gold disgpvtry at, Alberni. A Welling
ton syndicate has secured thc best claims
yet located.
A dispaich from Ottawa states that Sir
John Shultz is to be entrusted with the
task of settling the Manitoba school diffl
culty with Premier Greenway. If sue
cessful, SI111I12 will get the portfolia of
Minister ofthe Interior and Daly will be
appointed l.ieut Govenor of Manitoba.
Nanaimo, Aug. 24. -(Special to News)
On Wednesday afternoon, Judge Harrison rendered a decision in the Dickson &
Co, license case. He reviewed lhe whole
evidence and putting all oiher questions
aside he said lhat four out of the seven
justices who compost d the license court
had declined tn giant the license. He
held that both Mr. Mundell and Mr
Collis were competent to act, He said
that the full bench had apparently gono
into the in.,tier and hail declined togrant
the license upun grounds which they
thought to be sufficient. The minority
had no right lo overrule lheir action.
Arrangements have been made  for  a ���
grand  excursion from   Wellington  and
j iN'.ir.ainio to this town on the 14th of
September, The Wellington base ball
team will play against a team seiecied
Irom tlie Union Athletic Association. At
a public meeting held lasl week to arrange for the occasion, Mr. J.Wilks w-as
elected chairman, D. Ennis Treasurer
and I, Bruce, secretary, Messrs Ennis
and McKim are ihe collecting committee
for Cumberland and llarberand Crawford
lur thc camp.
It is understood that transportation
from Union Wharland an idle day have
j been secured.
I    Reception Committee.���M. whit-
I nev, A. D. Williams, Kobi. Grant, Bert
1 Morgan, H. Hamburger, C.  Strauss, A.
Lindsay,   sr,    K  Short, Walter White,
Jas Davidson, Harry Campbell, A. Grant.
PnoriRAMME,  Committee.��� J. N.
Maieer, F. Parks, J. licnnie,
Music and Dancing, j. j. McKim,
0. Barber, Jas.   Davidson.
JlltiSES W.  Dickson, Ed.  McKim,
J. Ashman.
GENERAL SPORTS,���F. Parks, J. Robertson, A. McNeil, H. Mounce, N. Con-
sina, John Roe.
The committees are requested to meet
Friday evening 30ih at 8 p. in. in Piket's
hotel parlor.
The social at Ihe new Presbyterian
church as was expee'ed drew an immense
crowd. The speeches by the local and
visiting ministers were well suited to the
occasion, the music delightful and the refreshments all that could be desired. One
and all seemed to enjoy it. Vf-fcAA*"-*, v   V**N* ' '  '  M
How Women in tlie Pittsburg, Pa,,
Workhouse Are Treated
Ingenious Pnulshnienti tnlllotecl by the
Matron and Her Asglituntrl���The Story
<if Bertha Knapp���The Hox���An IiiStru-
���iii-iit Worthy ot the Iuqnliltlou���Women Kept tor Daya on Bread ami Water
Strapped liowii. (lagged and Flogged,
Pittsburg despatch says: Great ex-
eiteinent prevails here over Charges
of Inhuman cruelty preferred against
the officers of the workhouse. There
lmve been rumors of tlio cruel treatment of the Inmates afloat for some
time, nnil these lmve been crystallised in the sworn affidavit of Mrs. 1)1-
roll. Mrs. Barbara Diroll was released from tlio workhouse a week
ugo, having served a lour months'
sentence on a charge oi soiling liquor
Bertha Knapp, the central figure in
tbo charge, is unquestionably a bud
girl. She is not yet seventeen years
uf nge, and hns lieen the victim til
evil associations since her childhood.
When she was fourteen years uid she
wus practically sold to a Grant street
barber, who avas forced to marry her
ro escape prosecution un a charge of
felony, lier husband deserted lier,
and after leading 'a vicious lilo for a
year or two she wa.s iutiueed to enter
the Woorhead Women's Christian
Temperance Union on Boss street.
There her evil .spirit could not be
crushed, sue objected tu reading the
Bible, ami une day she got hold ul
oue, tore all the leaves out ot the
hook, and scattered tliein about the
floor. .She was handed over to the
police, and .sent to the workhouse lor
six months. There she gave the officers much trouble, and It avas the
methods they employed to reform her
that attracted the attention of .Mrs.
Diroll. Mrs. Diroll says it is next
tu Impossible to get a complaint tu
tho proper officers from thu female
department. The ruies sny prisoners
shall have the right to report grievances to the superintendent, but If
they attempt tu du so, they" ure
promptly put on a diet of bread and
water, and subjected to other punishments by the matron and her assistants.
Mrs. DIruil, whu confines herself to
what she knows, made affidavit us follows : " 1 was sent up to the workhouse on April 18th. About a week
inter 1 saw Bertha Knapp abused.
.She had been reported lur uot working
uud for drawing caricatures of the matron, the doctur, uud others. She
would picture tliein avith horns, und
label them as living devils. Mrs. Tiffany, tho head matron, came to me
une day, aud told inu tu run the bathtub full ui water, 1 had charge of
the bath-room. Superintendent Hill,
Deputy John Hare, aud tlie work
houso doctor, (Whose namo I do not
know, but whom we called 'Dr. Salts,'
on account of his prescribing salts for
us nu matter what ailed us, came Into
the room. Little Bertha Knapp was
fetched down by Mrs. Tiffany and Miss
Mr. Hill said to her: "I'll cither
mnko a corpse out ol' you or a better
girl." They put her iu the box they
have for puailKhJmg prisoners, und
Hare, the doctor, aud u cook who avajs
present each turned a stream of, water
ou her from a hose. The three streams
were kept playing on the little girl for
some time, aud thon sho was taken
from the box ILko a drowned mouse.
They had niu strip her, and then
made me get out of the bath-room, so
that 1 eould not seo what they did.
Alter tliey came oat ul there tliey
took her to the uid hospital, pat her
In a straight jacket, und strapped her
to aa mut bed, on which she lay on
the iron.
After she wus there for two days
fho began screaming for something to
eat, and they gagged her. Hhe was
kept there lur lour ur five days, and
when she was released tiie marks of
tho gag avas plainly visible on her
mouth. A little bread and water is all
the loud 1 saw them taking her.
Alter her release she avas sent back
to the brush factory. .She wus ill und
could nnt work. The stinking meat
.and sour bread tliey gave the prisoners would make anyone 111 with sueh
treatment, They would nut believe
she was ill, and .Mrs. Tiffany and .Miss
.Mail; put her in the box again, and
Chained her to the chair in il. The
doctor assisted  tliein.
The Prison Board came up. Thoy
found tne girl chained iu the hox, and
ordored her to he released. .Mrs. Tiffany ouinplulnod to the Coord that the
lit��� gin drew frightful pictures of
the matrons iuul others with burns
��� ui them, but the Board ordered her
pencils and colors tn be given her and
to let her draw what she pleased.
They put her In the box again niter
this. They said she was iiisa.no, but 1
know she was nnt, unless they drove
hor crazy. A week belore her time
wna up the assistant superintendent
came lor her clothes. He snid he was
going tn take her out. 1 huve nut seen
jut since.
1 know a girl named Maggie, whu
worked in the sewing-room. Snme
nne in the room hud insects in her
head. The matrons ordered all to use
blue ointment un their heads', but
Maggie avould not. She said her head
was clean. She ava.s put in the box
and kept thero until she went crazy.
They put her In a cell, and she made
it noise there.
Slio was put back ia the box, and
kept there two days, until Deputy
Hure ordered her release. Ho had
previously directed that she should
not be put in the box on account of
thc state of her mind, and because
they could not put a(ny bed in the
The case ol Mary McDonald, who
fell out of the window of the super
intendent's hnuse und broke her leg,
also camo under my notice. The leg
wus set in plaster of Paris, She hnd
been in bed, the doctor thought, long
enough, nnd ho ordered her to get
out, she told me. She nlso told me
that he picked her up from the bed
and stood her on the floor so roughly that the plaster of Paris cut her
flesh. I got cotton nnd tried to dress
the wound sho said he made. The'
blood was flowing from it then. He
came ngain avith a pair of crutches
she told me, and forced her to get
up avhen she snid she wasn't able,
lier time was up when she was used
this way by the doctor. They niter-
ward removed her to thc Poor Farm.
Mary Brown nnd the doctor hnd
snme'words. The iloetnr ordered her
tn be put nn bread and water for
two aveeks. She Is a woman nf 50
vears, and was nnt in good health.
The trouble lietweeu them was over
n request to the doctor by her tor
some medicine. Mrs, Brown wns
known in the work-house as .Ine .Mc-
Tin: box.
The box referred tn in the above
statement is an Ingenlus Instrument
nf torture. It Is uu upright box made
nf thick wood nnd heavily jointed
with a door in front. It is nbont six
feet tnll, twn feet wide, and three
deep. Tho following is the usual method nf punishment: The girl to be
punished is stripped nnd placed studding iu the box, a chain is put around
her waist, nnd passing through two
hnlcs iu the buck is padlocked, a
chain around her ankles is secured in
a similar way, whilo the wrists are
fastened by chains to rings in the side
nf the linx. The victim having been
secured In a motionless position, one,
two or three streams nf water are
poured upon her, and if sho screams
a stream i.s directed against her
face until she is almost smothered.
When thoroughly exhausted, the
douching I- discontinued, nnd the door
is lucked. The box is absolutely dark,
und there is barely enough air admitted through the holes tn support life.
Superintendent William Hid, ni tlie
worn-house, objected strongly tu being catechised upuu tiie charges
brought by discharged prisoner*. But,
after some little persuasion, and lie-
cause his feelings were utmost "tuu
strong to oe contained," he pitched
right into tlie subject.
" Slio complains uf her treatment
here, does she V" said the Superintendent, grimly. " Well, she'll get
more ot the same when I get her
again, unlCBS she's greatly changed.
We punished her altogether lour times
in tne six months wo hud her. Ouce
she had refused to work continuously,
and ave put her in ' tlio box,' She
wns there some hours, and was pretty
quiet, sue has never beea beiuie tne
buurd, hut will be ii 1 get her again,
As soon us she begius tu trouble mo
I'll put her lu the box, and there she'll
stay till the board meets ou tho second Thursday uf the month. I'm going to conquer her or "���tlie Superintendent s teeth closed with a snap,
and his eyes flashed.
" Wus bertha ever put in the box,
had three hoses turned on her,
straight-jacketed, and then strapped
to a bed'1''
" Ves, sbe was, but it seemed to
have no effect on her. Sue had
been giving unusual trouhlo between
cutting anu Idling ami general insub-
nrdiuallun, and i held a council with
the chaplain nnd Dr. Kelly and the
matron. Wo had tried punishing, and
wo bait deciaod to try tiu opposite.
1 told the matron and .Miss Sloauc not
to see every sly thing she did. 1
called Bertna myself, uud usked her
why she wouldn't work."
" ' Oh, you give mo too much to do,
said she. I told her tu set her own
task, and she did. Tho littio villian
uever unco reached that. Suddenly,
uno day in two hoars slio mado bll
brushes, more than a wholo days
work. I asked her aviiy she did
that'.' Must to show yuu avhat 1
could do, snid she. ' Why, then, dn
you mnko such a low record other
days'.',' 1 asked. 'Just tu show you
whuit I won't do,' wus hev reply.
" Ou ono occasion I put her in a
brand new strait-jacket, She tore
It la strips. I then ordered her to
ba stripped and lashed. She i.s the
only woman 1 ever did so order, aud
the duetur suid it wouldn't hurt her.
The doctor was present, but the cook
was not. Sho was nu more Insensible
than yuu when the hosing wus over.
Sue behave* a littio better for a
while, but broke out again. Sho was
then strapped uu a bed, and put on
bread and water.
"About ten days before her time
was up she broke nut lor the last
time. Sim destroyed a large package
nf bristles in the brush shop. As she
hud such a short time to stay i ordored her just tu be taken tu the
box and kept out uf the way uf destruction till ruudy to go. she was
su young, yet sn abandoned, i hated
tu turn her lunso like nther prisoners,
I travelled down to Ucrst alley, in
Butchers' Bui .vself, to hunt bet-
sister, Mrs. Sailers. She was out,
hut the neighbors made me think
Bertha wouldn't be very welcome.
Next day 1 had au olflccr tako her
tn Sauers' door and leave her. I
hoped it would be the last I'd seo of
her. Her mind can't be normal,
though she's  by nu inenns Insane
"Very few females nre boxed up,
und fewer still for more than a duy
or so. The confinement bus a bad
effect oa them physically und mentally. 1 believe six months would
make anyone insane. Tito effects of
thc solitary confinement and low-
diet are very injurious, I consider. I
regret flogging is not permitted. Wo
huve dune it little. It doesn't Injure
cither body or mind. But it really
isn't allowed.
"The only other woman in tlie hox
for uny length of time besides Bertha
was a big, masculine colored woman.
She was thore ten days for obscene
language. Bertha weak from low
diet? Oh, no!" Superintendent Hill
laughed amusedly at tho very Idea.
The G. A. R. parado nt Louisville
will have 5,000 confederate veterans
In it.
People Too Egotistio to be
Good Talkers.
They Listen avirh Half a" Ear And Then do
Tlielr Level Heat ituj Couvlnce.Yoii How
Valueless Are the Contents ot lour
Pour Little Uellil,
"The Art uf Conversation " is Mrs.
Lynn Linton's latest topic. Writing iu tic St. James Budget, she
snys: A thoroughly satisfactory conversationalist is as hard to find ns
u writer uf perfect English ur a
draughtsman whoso lines nre nbso-
lutoly true. Mum- people think too
much of themselves and too little of
their interlocutor tn be conversation*
alists uf the first rauk; tor rampant
egoism spoils manners as much as it
contracts the intellect and debuses
murals. And us we are all tarred
with tlie same brush in varying degrees of intensity, and every mother's
sun among us wants his own innings,
to talk with uae whose great 1
stands like a verbal Eiffel Tower,
overshadowing everything, is at once
fatiguing, humiliating uud exasperating,
This rampant egoism tnkes many
forms. Sometimes it appears as
contradiction���that universal "other-
wise-inindeduess" which cannot be
appeased even by assent. Say to
one oi theso that the more closely
yuu study Shakespeare the more stupendous you find his intellect���incontinently he flings into your face, as
modifying influences, the collective
learning uf the times und the grandeur o* the Elizabethan dnmutists
generally, and cites Marlowe's
"mighty-line" us shoulder-high with
Shakespeare's. Agree to this; quote
that glorious pnssage in "Faust;"
add the nuiiies m' Spencer, Bacon, Ben
Johnson to the roll-call ni high wits
moulding the thought und enriching
the literature nf tho age ; before you
know where you are, you are snapped
ut us a dullard, and. irrelevant nt
that; tuld thnt none of tliese men
approach within miles uf him who
wrote "Hamlet" and "Macbeth;"
and 1'inally snubbed into silence hy
the mere uselessness nf remonstrance.
These otherwise-minded folk can
never discuss. Discussion means fair
give and take; tlie flint and the
steel; bright Interchange of thoughts
nud views', tlie playing round or
deeper probing of u subject���which is
conversation in its highest sense. But
a Contradictious talker insists nn a
monopoly of assertion that reduces
all rnnk tn a mere game
of noughts nnil crosses, where
his   cross    scores nut   your nought.
Twiji-brother to him is the omniscient person who can solve ull doubts,
settle all disputed questions, catch by
tho hair and bring under the scalpel
all those cosmic mysteries which huve
baffled the wisest to explain. Ynur
omniscient interlocutor is never baffled, He can even dispose of the First
Cause, which ho tucks up comfortably
in a little parcel, labelled "Inherent.*"
And when ho snys this lie has found
a floor for his tortoise to stund on,
and the explanation is complete. But
he cannot converse. He cun only lay
down the law on these great cosmic
mysteries, as well as ou political difficulties, the stato of Europe, the exact
time oi day, tho whole subject of
monometallism nnd free trade, how-
to make a plum pudding, and how
Beethoven shuuld be rendered. He
avlll not discuss any subject whatever.
"I have gone through all that twenty
years ago," ho says, his nose In the
air; and shuts up your thought as it
wero a Jack-in-the-box avith the lid
Slammed down. No conversation properly so called is possible with these
two Interlocutors ; nor yet with one
who on nil occasions contrives to
bring the talk around to his own feelings, his own experience, Ids personal
knowledge, whicli always goes beyond
yuurs. You tell it good story, and ho
takes off tho edge by another which
reduces the worth uf yours, ns the
plain likeness of a pretty girl lessens
the supremacy of her beauty.
What kind of conversation ean you
hold with those notes of Interrogation
wlio are always putting you in the
witness-box, nnd asking questions tho
answers to which fall unheeded? Tliey
do nut care lor the answers. Consecrated la their own minds to the oi'iice
of universal reformers, they controvert all you sny���not In opposition
so much as showing a higher development which changes while it enlarges
your thought, They seek to be the
angels leading yuu by tlio hand nnd
guiding yuu on the wuy you should
go. They are always a stage beyond
you���a step higher la the world of
thought and tnitli ; but tliey ure generous, nail will shnro their advantages nntl impart Instruction ns freely
as the skies shower down sweet summer ranis. Argumentative and su-
porlor, tliey treat you us a benevolent
schoolmaster might treat a woully-
patcd iud, lamentably deficient but
not wanting lu good will. But superiority burs conversation: and to bo
taught and preached ut is not the
siiine thing us talking with a companion.
Whon, however, wo get hold of
someone who does understand the
art of conversation, as Madame
de Sevigne nnd Horace Walpole understood that of letter writing, whnt
a charm it is 1 "Ulcg at the uptak',"
the good talker is liko an adroit
fencer, quick to parry, rapid and
light in thrust, lunging with grace,
courteous in salute. Ho sees nil the
advantages given hhn by his Interlocutor, und utilizes them, but with
unfailing good temper to match his
readiness of riposte. Without Insincerity or shallowness, ho never lets
the talk drift Into polemics; and even
those whose passions are roused as
easily as the wild balsam Is mado to
shed its seeds, even those can find
no occasion when they may legitimately "fly." He has the arc of di
verting from dangerous channels, as
from dull dead reaches, the pleasant
stream avhich ho causes to meander
through the flowry fields of now philosophy, and now arc and literature,
noav metaphysical speculations, and
ngain the last new play, the latest
novel, the noav exhibition, the political outlook and the latest gains of
science. Whatever he touches he beautifies, and always adds a little nugget of gold to the cairn of thought
and knowledge. When he Instructs he
neither bores nor humiliates; avhen
he opposes he does not offend. He
brings into the conversation just so
much of his oavn personality as gives
it point nnd vitality; just so much
criticism ns sharpens the flavor nnd
takes off sickness; just so much
learning ns heightens the scale
without pedantry ; just so much of
his oavn peculiar "shop" us Interests
nnd instructs without nauseating.
With him nil is duly proportioned,
and he leaves un you tho sense of
harmony nnd smoothness, lightness
und brilliancy, There has been no
coarseness In the gilding���no excess
In the shadows���no display ot fireworks, blinding ns they blazed nnd
ending in smoke und a charred stick.
Ilo has not interrupted you; nor
prosed on his own ' account; nor
taken your best stories out ot your
mouth; nor mended your grammar;
nor rectified your accents; nor set
your dates and facts on four equal
legs; nor played the superior schoolmaster. He bus mado you pass one
of thc pleasantest hours of your life
avith his mingled web of anecdote
nnd epigram, keen flush ot wit nnd
glimpse of deeper thought, good-tempered retort nnd subtle sense of humor, the tossing up ol iridescent bubbles nnd the uncovering for nn in-
stnnt rare precious gems. And if the
sex ho changed, nnd it is n woman
avho bus discoursed thus divinely, you
probably kiss her hand avhen you
leave her, and wish the gods had added her to the sum avhen thoy
weighed out your life's portion ol
No Protection Against thfi Cold���Believes
lie is Being Punished.
A hermit dwells In the Patokn bottoms, aear the raiiroati station culled
lleijden, a few miles below Petersburg, Ind. Ho lives all alono and
disregards all the advantages of civilization. With no one to comfort
him, with nothing with which tu enjoy the comforts of life, ho whiles
nw-nr his time in the wilderness oi
the tnioly woods. Some time ago a
iium'or ol pleasure seekers went to
Ilcvfen to enjoy a day's [billing, and
as some of the gentlemen of the party
were making tlielr way through a
dents growth of underbrush near the
river they made the startling dls-
covtry ol a wild-looking mnn lying on
the-.-iround. His very inadequate
shelter consisted of a few boards
plaied on four posts aliout 5 or 0 feet
in (eight. There wns no siding to
this or anything which would keep
out the winters snows nr the summers rains, and the only furniture it
contained was a small stove, a skillet
one two iiieecs of dirty old carpet.
Winn questioned by one of the men
he said his namo was Bill Cox, and
tint he avns born und rniscd in Gio-
sor County, Indiana. Ho avas a
lioiriblc-Iooking creature, avith long
hur all over his lace, nnil apparently
abfut 45 years of une. His complexion
wis dark and swarthy, and showed
tint it hnd been browned by the
busts of winter, as avell as by the
suishino und breezes of summer. His
tomails looked like the hoofs oi some
wid animal, and his finger-nails
wire of the snme order.
Ie is an American in nationality,
aril has uever been married. Following Is the story he told of himself to
oie of tho party: tlo said that a few
yen's ago he moved to Kansas with
sone of his relations with tlio expee-
toflon of making that State his iu-
tire homo.
"hey had lieen Installed in their
nay homo but a short time avhen ono
bj one the family began to die, until
nine wero left but him. Upon awaken-
In] one morning, ho says, he heard
soiie mysterious voico whispering In
his ear. It told hlin his lifo wus in
gnat danger and for him to leave
tin Stato at once. Tho next day he
let Kansas and wandered cast until
he found this secluded spot iu the Pa-
tola bottoms, avhero ho has dwelt
evir since, subsisting on roots, herbs,
beirles, Insects, etc. lie said, In con-
chslon, thnt ho thought his hermit
wty of living was a punishment sent
iipm him In atonement for some sin ho
hai committed, yet ho says ho can-
no change his course, us God com-
m.nds lib, and ho must obevy theso
commands. lie has no education ut
all and cares nothing for civilization
or society, his highest ambition being
toobtnin enough food to livo on, nnd
to ie left aloue to enjoy the quiet nnil
soltndo of his lonely habitation.���Cin-
cjnutl Enquirer.
1 stylishly dressed young woman
wis brought up beforo the Police
Magistrate of B���. for stealing rlb-
bniH out of a shop.- Tho clerk of
tin court had seen her converse avlth
hi" lawyer, and wns, therefore, grcsit-
lysurprlsed when, In reply to his in-
qjlry ns to her name and address,
sle merely shook her head.
'She Is a Frenchwoman," the law-
yr explained, "and don't understand
(fcrmnn. Just put down Marie La-
The clerk avns Incredulous. " now
cd is she V" lie usked^
"Twenty-two," replied the legal ad-
The clerk pretended not to hnve
Icaril correctly, and snid: "Thirty-
two ?"
"No; 22," the fair captive blurted
lut, as she clasped her hand oa her
nniith nnd burst out laughing.
"Ah!" snid the clerk, "then you
'an speak German, though you don't
understand it?"���Tngllche Eund-
Dr. Ernest Henri Balllon, the well-
knowa naturalist, died in Paris yesterday.
Some 01)ltu��.ry " Poetry " Thnt Lnck. the
Pnnernl Hot...
For a number of ycaj-Sj pnsti says
John Grant, of Glasgow, avhen, loosened from duty for a few short aveeks.
I hnvo taken tlio opportunity; avhen
visiting various places of placing on
my note-book the most curious, epitaphs it was my good fortune to como
across. Appended are some of the
In a churchyard In Gloucestershire
Is   to   be   found   this   pithy farewell
"Quite charming nt ten,
Had a lew friends to sup with me;
Taken ill at eleven,
And at twelve it avas all up avith
In Bldotord Church, Devon, a maiden
thus records tlio death of her was-to-
be husband���
"The wedding day appointed was,
And w eliding clothes provided ;
But ere tho day did coine, alas!
He sickened and ho die did."
In an ancient churchyard known as
Seven Oaks, Kent,  Is  to' lie found a
couplet on tho suddenness of the Grin*
Monster's visit���
"Grim  Denth took   mc  without, nny
I wos well ut night and dead in tho
This  to mark   tlio  death, of what
must huve beeu a lively lady,   it appears on a stono in the churchyard it
milo or two from Bury St. Edmunds���
"Here lies tho body of Deborah Bent,
She kicked up her heels and aavay she
The following, which is to he seen
In Llanidaii    Churchyard,    Angleseu,
nearly drove tho writer mad in trying
to make senso out of it.   Iluvc a try���
"Here lies the avotid's mother,
By nature my aunt, sister to my mother;
My grandmother���mother to my mother,
And   great-grandmother���mother   to
my grandmother.
My grandmother's daughter and her
From Ellon,   in    Aberdeenshire,    t
culled  the following   from a churchyard stone.   It Is a tcrriblo warning
to scolding wives���
"Hero lies my wife in earthly mould,
Who when she lived did naught but
scold ;
Peace,  wake her not,   for now shea
She had���but now I'll have my avlll.
In an Oxford churchynrd can bo
found this sad talc���
"To  tho memory  of  B.    Riehardsi
who, Iiy a gangrene, first lost ids toe,
afterwards his leg, anil lastly his llie,
on the 7th  April,  1666 !���
"Ah! cruel Death, to make three meals
of one,
To taste and cat and cat till nil was
gone ;
But know, thou  tyrant!     when  tlio
trump shall call
He'll find his feet, and stand when
thou slialt full."
In Wimhorno Churchyard, Dorsetshire, a muse thus warbles on a de-
ceuscil gentleman, by nniiio l'cuny���
" Bender���if In ensh thou art In want
uf any.
Dig four leet    deep���nnil thou    wilt
find a penny."
A publican Who resided in Wiltshire
bus tho following on his tombstone:
" Beneath    this stone,    In    hopes of
Is laid tho landlord of tho Lion;
Resigned unto tho heavenly will,
His son keeps on tho business still."
This may iirovo Interesting, and also act as a warning to thoso unfortunates avho havo corns.    It cau be
Sound in More ton churchyard���
" Hero lies the body  of Roger Norton,
Whose    sudden    death    was     oddly
brought on.
Trying one duy his corns    to    mow
Tho   razor   slipped    aud cut   his toe
Tiio  toe���or rather  what   it    grew
.\u  Inflammation quickly flew to;
The purt then took to mortifying,
Which was tho cause of Roger's dying."
A teaming   to   Iwoodchoppers,   tho
Grand Old .Man included, for    which
I am indebted to Ockhain, Surrey���
"Tlio Lord saw good���I avns lopping
off wood,
Anil down foil from the tree;
I met with n chock, aud I broke my
And so denth lopped oil mo."
This of a conceited personage, who
lies  in Nowington churchyard���
" Through  Christ  I  am   not inferior
To William the Conqueror."
A  gentleman buried in    a    quaint
churchyard in    Greenwood thus consoles his widow���
"Grieve not for me, my Harriet dear,
For I am better oft;
For you know what wero my sufferings,
And  what a dreadful  cough."
In Mnntroso Is to bo seen the following-
"Hero lies the smith���to  wit,    "'am
Ills  father and his  mither,
Wi' Turn and Jock,  and .Joun    and,
An' a' the Gouks thcgltlier.
When on the ylrd Tain and his wife
Greed desperate ill  wi*  Ither;
But nuo,  without e'en din or strife,
Tliey talc' their nap thcgltlier."
A bright young American girl spent
last summer avith her parents In England. Her father avas much interested In charitable work, and visited
many institutions for the jioor and
aged on the trip. Most of tliese
buildings, particularly in the Provinces, have a square piece ot marble
Inserted In the bricks over the front
entrance, giving the year of ita building..
The little girl read many of these,
and one day said: "Papa, I think
Anno Domini must|have been an awful-
lyigood avoman to have built all these
houses for the poor*'' pint
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of  the
A   Story
aiiwuKai' ���* iii*:��; unii
Little Nellie Wiaster hung on to her
rich lovers arm and thought life
The hedges were Just breaking Into
green and the air avas midsummer
warm, although it avas but April.
" Oh, Albert I" she pleaded, " do he
careful in the morning, avon't you
now ?
"Bless Its timorous Uttle heart I"
said Master Albert, as he looked down
his proud aquiline nose at the blue-
eyed damsel.
" Y'ou know It's the first time you've
ridden In a race, and you might be
nervous. Father says he avals when
he rodo In tho 'Hunt Furuiers,' though
that s ever so many years ugo."
Albert Winstiinley laughed.
" What In tho world should make me
nervous, I'd like to know ?" he Inquired. "Haven't I rlddcu to hounds
these seven years ?"
" Y'es, yes, I know. fBut before
Lord and Lady Lumster, and Sir
George Maston's youug ladles and all,
and they're that criticising, you'd
never believe It, to look at their quiet,
proper faces.'.'!
" Oh, they ire, are they ? How do
you know, Nellie, my dear ?"
" From Alice. .She avas their maid
last year till she went to Cheltenham.
The things they used to say among
themselves Albert 1"
"By Jove, you don't say sol"
Young Winstauley showed strong Interest ; an unusual rush of color cunie
into his cheeks.
'*But 1 do. And sometimes, Albert,
Miss Maggie used to mention somebody .1"
" Somebody f avho ou earth do you
mean 7"
" Oh, It was before we began to love
each other, dear; and so I dou't
mind ull that, much."
*' You dout mean to say, Nellie ?"���
" Y'es, 1 do. {Miss Maggie had the
boldnesd to say she hooked you fust,
and that she meant to have a happy
time with your money when "	
" She led me captive to the altar,
I suppose, Nellie ? Was that the
stylo of It?"      .
'* It was something like that. Tut
I didu't mind remembering it a bit
after that evening last October,
avhea you made me so happy, Albert.
What a great big moon it was, wasn't
H ?"-
'* Yes, and how rude the beggar
luoked, staring over at us from that
hedge, when I"	
" When you kissed me, dour, for the
first time, and suid yoa weren't playing avith ine, but loved ine from the
bottom of your heart, as If I wero a
lady.'' ,
"Did I put It like thut, Nellie?"
*' Thoso avere your very words, Albert. Aud it's six months ago f You'Ve
uot tired of me, ure you V"
The blue eyes were Irresistibly plaintive, and so was the girl's voice, as
she put forward this significant question.
" By Jove," snid Albert Winstanley,
"I should rather tiilnk  uot!"
They were sitting ou the hether of
the wiuprojie slope, aud nu ouo could
be   expected   to   seo   them for were
English   Turf. i
!��:J '*���:.��'i�� 1JE ,���: I'M: WHitl
"I couldn't,*' she whispered, with
her lips toward young Winstanley.
"I couldn't by myself; but avlth yon,
Albert, I shall feel so strong that I
shan't care for nobody."
"Anybody, If you'll excuse the correction," said the other.
"Well, then,    anybody.    You     are
unkind to-night."
"Am I?"
"Yes; and I shall go home."
Little Nellie rose to her feet. She
trembled lest this transparent ruse
should fall. It had never failed before.
Albert had often told her she was
divine when she pouted and tried to
bo vexed.
This time Winstanley merely said,
however, " Well, It Is getting late, I
suppose," and pulle 1 out his cigar case.
His eyes were not on the girl.
" Good night," whispered Nellie, beginning to be broken hearted. She
turned her back upou her lover and
made as '." she meant to ascend toward the farm at once by herself.
"Good n!ght, Nellie." said the
young man, with a smile. He took a
certain feline interest in the effects of
his conduct and avoids on this sensitive little soul.
The    girl's head    drooped  as   she
moved up the slope.   Winstanley  let
her go four paces ; then he called her
" Nellie I"
" Yes ?"
" Como here, I'm nut used to such
arctic partings. Just behave yourself
and come to my arms In the old. old
way, won't you, my sweetheart ?"
She looked at him with the most
alluring little wrinkle of anxiety on
hor fbrcliead, thea stole lato his
opened arms and let him kiss her as
ho pleased.
" No' more naughty temper, lassie,"
said Winstanley, holding lier.
" I'll never say another thing about
tlie Miss Mnstons���I hate 'em I" ex-
eln lined Nellie.
"That's all right;   nnd   mind   you
mention me in your prayers to-morrow for the Hunt cup."
"Oh, Albert, how you do talk!"
" Well, keep a lookout, at auy rate." '
" Of  course I  will.    I'll lie In  my
heliotrope skirt. Albert, and I'll be by
the split oak, where the flag is ; and
avlieu you see me flutter my handkerchief you'll know I'm saying to myself, as hard as ever I can,  'Oh, I do
the young brewer had first snatched
her to his breast.
"You've grown Into a woman, Nell,"
said Mrs. Wiaster. She put aside the
stocking. "There ain't no manner ot
doubt about it, my dear," she added,
"I know I have," murmured the girl.
''And once that hajipens. there's no
telling how soon Mr. Right will come
and say���"
But for the alacrity for avhich the
mother uttered these words, Nellie
was rather distressed than rejoiced
to hear them. That was why she ran
to Mrs. Wlnster and, with one hand
across the dame's mouth, arrested the
completion of the sentence,
"Hush, mother, dear," she exclaimed.
*'I don't want to think of leaving you
and father-mover."
"Bless the girl; what stuff and nonsense," laughed Mrs. Wlnster stutter-
ingly trom behind Nellie's little hand.
"What was you sent into the world
for, I'd like to know ?"
"I tell you what, mother," said Miss
Nellie, suddenly, as if the idea were a
remarkable oue, to bo realized without loss of a moment-, "1 must seo
how the young potatoes are getting
on.   1 shan't be long."
She did not wait for a protest or
aught else. The farmer's wife moved
her lips as if she were amused, and
recurred to the stocking.
" I shouldn't be surprised now, I
really shouldn't," she soliloquized, "if
young Matt Wilson, or one of them,
hasn't been telling her a deal more
about her looks than that. Well,
aud why not V I was courted myself
at 17. But being courted und being married is two different things.
Andrew, ut first talked silly to me,
went to Australia, and it wasn't till
I avas five-and-twenty that I took
up serious with Wlnster. I hope the
lass will do better than that, though
I lia'a't much to complain of in her
father avhen he hasn't his sober
senses. I'd like Matt Wilson well
enough for a son," she continued, after a Kpell, or Edward Underbill,
cither. Mark my words, Susan Wlnster, if It's nny of them it'll he one
of them two."
Which only goes to prove how very
Ignornnt even the most sympathetic
ui mothers may be of the goings-on
In the heart of their own daughters
avhea Cupid lias once established a
firm footing In this Attractive domain.
they uot on Nellie's father's land,
aud avas not tho old fanner at that
moment sure to be iu the "Lumster
Arms" discussing with* his fellow-farmers the coming race of the morrow '.'
There was thus every excuse for
youug Winstanley���save perhaps one,
und that a tolerably important one���
when he drew pretty Nelhe into his
arms and kissed her warmly several
times,   i
"How's that for
lassie V" he asked, ^_.^^^__,
Languid happiness beamed from
the blue eyes.
"And you will be careful to-morrow, Albert V" the rosy lips purred.
"Yot bet, my dear! I'm uot going
tn break my neck aud lose you in
all that confounded hurry. All the
same, I wish the Nipper was ia better fettle."
"Then why not ride tiie otiier, Albert ? Oil, do ride the other* if you're
the very ���tldncst bit frightened about
the Nipper."
"Frightened, you little stupid 1 I'm
nut frighteed ahuut any mortal
thing on this earth."
"Eveu Miss Maggie Mnstou, Albert V" murmured the rose-red lips
thut lay so wholly ut the young
brewer's mercy.
"Look here, Nellie," and Albert
Winstanley suddenly raised the girl
Into a sitting posture, "you will
uhlige me by not mentioning Sir
Georgo's daughters again. They're
nothing to me, uud I don't liko It;
do you understand V"
She did. She understood both his
words nii(i liis face, and the latter
told her moro than tho former, Her
simple eyes filled with  tears.
"Oh, Albert," slio    pleaded, " don't
get angry with  me;   please   don't I"
"Then don't yuu  be    so persistent,
iny girl, In saying things tu    annoy
"But why should I know, dear���?"
"Never mind now ; you know it, and
that's enough. I can't    stand    spiteful girls; they're nearly us  bad    us
ugly girls, and    that's    the    solemn
This time Nellie could not withhold
her tears. Down tliey trickled on to
her blue serge, and (the little mouth
convulsed ut the corners. She wasi a
pretty and pathetic sight, as sho
thus proved to tlio great brown-faced
fellow by her side how terribly, her
happiness was dependent on her good
will, "1���I can't help it, Albert," she
sobbed avhen her lover bade her "drop
that," and not "be a fool." The rich
young brewer at length grew a little Impatient.
"How the mischief do you propose
to get through life, Nellie, if you
carry your heart on your sleeve like
A merry gleam came Into the tear-
suffused eyes���merry aud momentary.
so hope he'fl win���I do so hope it!
" Right you are, Nellie."
They exchanged the last kiss of tlie
evening, aad promptly mude it the
last but ojie.  Than they parted.
Nellie's final tvords were:
" I shall be so amxloiis-liko till I hear
you've got through It safe."
" For tho matter of that," said
young Wlnstaulay to himself, "so'll
others bo. But though I reckon Maggie Maston would express it better,
she'd not feel It or show it like this
little spray of wild honeysuckle���
bless It I"
Little Nellie meanwhile went blithely houieivnrd. She heard the cuckoo
for tho first tlmo that year when she
was ou the top of the ridge. Promptly
sho stopped. Her eyes brightened as
she felt iu her pocket. Yes, sure
enough, she had a half crown. This
sho turned with great solemnity,
WJslUng hard tho while; and as she
avished the blood crimsoned her cheeks,
so that if youug IVlns'tanley could
have seen her he would have said that
until that moment he had never
known how pretty she could he.
"I wish," ran her thoughts, "first
that he will got home first on Tho
Nipper, and not be hurt m the very
least; and next 1 wisli he may never
be untrue tu me, aud that I may always be as beautiful as he ouce said
I avas. Amen."
Perhaps the "amen" was uot necessary to put the finish to a merely secular aspiration. No matter If It was
not. Tliere was certainly no profanity in the mind of Nellie Winster While
she conceived it.
As she expected, avlien she readied
the old red brick farmstead, nestled
in fruit trees which hud heard her
earliest cries as a child; her good father had not eome home.
Mrs. Wlnster, Nellie's mother, avas
patiently darning stockings. She waa
a placid, stout person, who quite
eurly iu life had resolved to let herself be troubled by no avoes which
avere not of the very first magnitude.
On this programme siie waxed fat nnd
"Been for it stroll, my love?" she
asked, without any such searching
look us some mothers would- have
turned upon a 19-year-old daughter
who had Just returned from a ramble
on a spring evening, wheu tlie
thrushes and blackbirds were ail curding love anthems.
"Yes, mother, and It Is so pleasant."
"it salts the blossoms, my dear, and
I don't know- what us could want
more," said tho contented dame,
"lie'il be lato home, will your father,
I'm thinking."
"I do ao wish he wouldn't go to the
'Arms' so much, mother," sighed Nellie, with Albert Wlustai'iley lu her
"It's  no good   wishing  thut.   He'll
do it, for all we can say to the con-
tra.ry.     Mon   aro    mado   like    that.
They're queer crcutures, tlio men!"
"Not all, mother, aro tliey V"
"Every one uf them, my love. When
tlie time comes for you to be snapped
up by one of them, you'll find It out
for yourself."
"Mother 1"
"Oh, yes, you will, Nellie;-and It's
no good pretending as It's the contrary. Not as us can spare our little
Nell from Windy Bend tills many und
many a day."
Mrs. Wlnster looked up, all the
mothorUness of her nature looming
from her large, steady eyes. This
time sho did contemplate her daughter. It was chance, and nothing else,
that led her to do so, that and perhaps the blackbird In the orchestra
outside making sueh a vocal fuss with
its mate.
Nellie could not stand against this
methodical, dispassionate Inspection.
She glanced at her finger noils, which
had beea much better worth looking
at since that October evening, wheu
There was no further reference to
this delicate subj'ect by Mrs. Winster
that evening. At 9 o'clock the two
had supper; the naughty farmer was
still Rbsent. They trusted, however, to one of his friends to accompany him home; either Meredith of
the Hill Top farm or Joyce of Bur-
rendon. Both these worthies were as
fond of the " Arms" on occasion as
Winster himself, and both had to pass
Windy Bend ere they could come within ear-length of itheir spouses' tongues, which were not as lenient In
reproach as Susan Winster's.
At 9.30, however, the familiar voice
wus heard at the garden gate. Nellio ran out to let her father in.
He was " danging" something in a
furious manner���only the granite
bowlder by,tho wicket, as it happened. This had somehow hit him in
tlie toe���at least, that was how he
expressed it.
But Nellie soothed hlui away from
the offensive stone, and joined him iu
crying ''Good-night!" to George
Meredith, whoso laughter echoed
from tho lane beneath the privet
hedge of the garden. She had often
aud often seen her father exhilarated
���had, as a child, Indeed, thought it
ouo of the natural characteristics of
adult man: but on this particular
evening, tvrlh Albert Wiustanley's
kiss still on her checks, she disliked
lier father "iu heer" us never before.
" How ^^^^
daddy," she whispered.
"Much be hanged I What art talking ubout'.'" cried tlie outraged sire.
"You kuow you have. Aud you're
getting old, daddy, und I'm sure it
isn't good for your gout, or anytldug
Mr. .Winster stopped on his threshold,  aud roared with laughter.
"A flue thing, this I" Ue cried. "Missus, whero are you V"
"What Is it, Reuben?" said Mrs.
Winster, meeting her husband lu the
"Why, what dost think '.' Here's the
wench settiug up to lecture me like
parson. 'You're drunk,' she says to
me, plump, or as good as. Well, hang
it all, but that's a good 'un. But I'm
nowt of the kind, uud I've got a
rough lilt o' news to tell, If it won't
shock miss*,* to hear her old father
���as she calls him���open his mouth
after a drop of beer."
Ho rattled off this sentence, while
his wife calmly led him into tlie parlor.
ing tlie maids.     I   thought he was
moitherlng a bit."-
But Mr. Wlnster declined to go to
bed. He had something to say about
the races next day.       i
" Y'ou see, Nell," he said, " if Captain
Mnnsell on Emerald Isle don't pull off
the saveepstakes. There's none as
can give Emerald Isle the go-by. A
Billy fool doava there avas gone on
Mr. Wlnstanleys Nipper, but, lor',
bless you, you can't make riders out
o long-legged duffers like them brewers, what hadn't never no father to
Bpcak to. He's a ass, Is young Winstanley f Youve only to look at him
to see that."
Hot Indignation boiled up in Nellie
nt these words. An nss, Indeed f But
she compressed her lips and disregarded the passionate beating of her
heart. An ass f (And only three
hours ngo���no, two���she had lain, oh,
so happily In his arms f
" Reuben, don't bo a fool!" said Mrs.
Wlnster.r " What news was It you
brought In avlth you?"
The fnrmer scratched his head.
" I have It," he burst out. " Steel,
the agent, were down at the 'Arms,'
und what dost think, missus, as he
snid over his cups?"
" I can't tell; avhnt waa It ?"
" Why, he said," said he, "as tliere
might be a difficulty 'bout renewing
this' ere Windy Bend lease. Some
talk about Sir George wanting the
farm for a friend. I let fly at Steel
warm, I did, and that's all about It.
The blessed Idea o such a thing f A
houso in which my grandfather avere
born mid all! I said It 'ud be a
House O' Commons business If they
played any such trick wi' Reuben
Wlnster, nnd so it avlll. But Steels
a beast, nnd I mek no doubt I've not
done the beet as I could for myelf by
calling him names."
"No," said Mrs. Winster, wlio seemed
to take this intelligence with much
surprise, "you've not. But what could
have caused It?"
"He said that, too, sneertng-Ilke.
Young missy, here, says he, bus got a
finger In It. But I don't know what
he meant. Miss Maggie Mastou don't
love us, he said. 'Wlio wants her to ?'
says I. But danged if I cau mek head
or tail of it all."
"Father, what can you meamV"
asked Nellie.
"My girl," said Mrs. Wlnster, solidly, "he's left three parts of his senses
down there. There's no setting any
value on the words of a man in liquor,
and that's all ahout it."
Then, not avithout much persuasion,
they got the farmer upstairs, and
avhile Nellio saw to the doors, Mi*s.
Winster,put her spouse to bed.
Afterward the good dame kissed her
daughter, and Nellie avithdrew to her
own little room, with its outlook toward Graystone manor, the residence
of Albert Winstanley aud liis widowed
mother. The Manor was not visible
In the darkness, but Nellie leaned from
the window and gazed toward it.
"She's seen him and me together,"
she murmured at the moment. "The
nasty, spiteful thing I"
A little laier, before she got ready
for bed, she threw a kiss in tlie direction of tlie Manor.
"Oh, Albert." she cried, yearningly,
"do, do be true to your little Nellie!"
(To bo Continued.)
was a reunion ol the Coleman
family at Tignestn, Pa., one day last
week. Haruiou Coleman and Ids wife
are the lather and mother, aad are
of only ordinury stature; but their
sons are extraordinarily big men. 3.
F. is 0 feet 5 inches; Henrv, 0 feet
2 inches; William. C feet ti ineiu**-;
J. E.i 0 feet 5 inches; S. W.; 0 feet
3 Inches, and Frank, the short oae of
the stalwart family, au exact 0 feet.
These measurements were all taken in
stocking feet. Tlie total height ol
the whole sextette collectively is 37
feet 4 Inches.
It is found that wood possesses tlio
power of doubly refracting electric
waves, In the same way ns tourmaliu
similarly affects light waves. Two concave Hertz mirrors, with their focal
lines crossed, do not allow electric
waves to pass, but the introduction of
a plate of wood with the fibres at on
angle or 45 degrees to each of the
focal lines is said to enauie me waves
to pass, much the same as light rays
are allowed to pass on the introduction of a sheet of doubly-refracting
substance between crossed Nicol
prie me.���Invention.
Sir William Turner, the eminent anatomist of the university of Edinburgh, Scotland, with the help of a
Glasgow shipbuilder, has beea making some calculations ns to the
strength of a whale. The size and
dimensions of a great whale stranded some time since on the Scotch
coast furnished tho necessary data.
The whale was 80 feet long, 20 feet
across the flanges of the tall, ,and
weighed 1G5.000 pounds. Tiie professor calculates that to attain a
speed of 12 miles an hour, an ordinary rate for a whale, tlie nniuiiil
would have to exert 145 horse-power.
(tsked Mr. A., despondently, " I d*e-
clare, my wife is so nervous and irritable that I don't stay in the house
a moment longer than I can help. My
homo isn't what it used to be." Mrs.
A. Is suffering from some functional
de-ramgonent,. I presume." snid Ii.
" Ves, she has been an invalid for
years." "Exactly. Her experience
i.i that of my wife, but she was cured
by Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
Get this remedy for Mrs. A., ami the
happiness of your home will soon be
restored." Mr. IS. was right. For
prolapsus, painful periods, irregularities���In sliort, all " complaints" peculiar to thi' female sex���tiie "Favorite
Prescription"  is a sovereign specific.
Rupture, or Hernia, permanently
cured, or no pay. For pamphlet and
refte-rences, address, World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo,
N,  V.
Reuben V"  askod
"News, Reuben! What newg?" enquired Mrs. Winston.
Nellie sat down and marvelled at
herself. It was true���she ought not
to have said that to father. Her
mother's face told her that much.
Rut the words had como of their own
accord, and, really, now that ahe saw
tho dear, honest old red face, evidently a littio spoiled by potations,
sho could not he altogether sorry if
she had been undutiful.
Mr. Winster had collapsed in the
swing-Chair, and wns contemplating
his red leg In a pensive manner. He
did   not answer his wife's  question
"My  weucli," he said, "thou'rt uot
far wrong.    The gout's in  rati
Rut it's not ale."
"Then what is It,
Mrs. Winster.
"What 1�� It ? Why, the beef we had
for dinner, of course. Didu't 1 allors
say beef was bad for tlie gout?
Wasn't it after that ram sale last
year, I had the strongest go as I've
ever had, and tlie rounds o' beef then
were a caution for flavor. I'll tak'
care, though*, howrl touch beef again,
dang It all i"
"What stuff you do talk, to lie
sure!" laughed Mrs. Winster. " As if
beef could hurt you, and biicIi lean
beef, too."
"Missus, I say It was the beef."
"Very well, Reuben, then It must
ha' been.   Is that your bad news ?"
"Bad news!   What bnd news?"
"Nellie, my dear," said Mrs. Wfn-
flter, " I think your father will be
best in his bed. If you'll take one
arm we can get hini up wl'out disturb-
There is n good Joke going the
rounds, about a certain clergyman,
��� who Is noted quite as much for his
absent-mindedness on occasions as
for hla general piety. He was called
fn by a young couple whose home bad
just been lightened by a miniature representative of the mother's sex. The
happy parents decided to liavo the
christening nt home. The minister
took the child In his arms, and Id his
kind, fatherly way addressed a few
words of advice to tho young people.
" See that you train this child up in
the way that he should go," he began. "Give him the benefit of a good
example, and seo that he Is surrounded by the very best influences. If you
do this who knows but thnt bo may
become a TMadstone or a Salisbury?
What Is his name?" "Jennie," demurely responded tlie mother.
An old maid onco owned a parrot,
Whicli gave bor a great deal of trouble, owing to its profanity and disagreeable remarks, she decided to ask
the minister to lend lier his parrot,
whicli erred In being almost too religiously disposed in its conversation.
The minister consented, so Polly the
good went to  visit Polly tlio   . bad.
Somo days later, upon entering the
room where tlie parrots were, the
maiden lady was greeted with the
remark: "1 do hopo tlie old lady
may die!" while the clergyman's parrot added: "Wo beseech thee tn hear
us, good Lord."
"I hate tho race of women," he
In his rage he cursed wildly.
Suddenly he had observed that the
prevailing shirt wuist was fastened
with the collar button.
He smiled. After all the fates Just
ahout knew tlielr business.
President Cleveland's little daughter
will be called Marlon.
A strong smell of gas was felt in:
the small yard attached to a boot
and shoe factory in Glasgow. The
manager sent one of the hands to
discover tlie leak In the main pipe.
After an hour had elapsed he went
oub and found the amateur gasfitter
digging away for dear life. The manager asked him if he had got at the
leak yet, and, receiving no reply, he'
came to tlie conclusion that the man
did not understand what a leak was.
He asked him, and then came the re- '
ply: "I should sny I did know!
Don't I grow dozens of them in my
own garden?"
Envy is a robber.
There Is sometimes as much venom
In the point of a pen as there is in
the bite of a dog.
When you go into tho closet for
secret prayer be sure and take the
key of your safe along.
Bad surroundings do not make people bad. They only bring out tlio bail
that is already la them.
A detective association has for Its
motto : " We never sleep." It would
be a good one for a church.
The preacher misses it wlio trios to
substitute for tho bread of life something of his own make.
If (as some good people are writiug
us) it is easier to bring boys into our
Sunday schools and to a knowledge of
Christ aud Him crucified, by arming
them with swords and real or Imitation guns, and drilling thom according
to United States army tactics, it i.s
certainly one of the most Important
discoveries of the nineteenth century,
and should be promptly adopted by
all our evangelists, and by the .missionaries whom we are sending " out
to convert the heathen.
The Kentuckian, who, when told
by liis pastor that ho should love his
enemies, replied " that be couldn't do
that, because he had Just shot the
last oue," had evidently never studied the sermon on the mount.���Our
Dumb Animals.
Tun may be measurably removed
by the use of lemon juice und white
of egg. Plaee, the juice of a lemon
and the imbcateu white of an egg in
a thick earthen cup or bowl and
set it on tlie stove for half an -hour*
taking care not to let It get hot ,"
enough to crack the cup and stirring often. Apply every night to the
face and hands. To bring color to tho
cheeks bathe the face in tepid water
In which have beeu mingled a few
drops of benzoin, rub briskly with a
Turkish towel, then apply every
night the following preparation:
One ounce of diluted liquid ammonia..
Four ounces of rose water. j
Two ounces of glycerine.
Rub this well Into the skin for at
least three minutes, then xvipe off
with a sort towel. If any Irritation
is felt, add a little mora glycerine tn
tho mixture.
A great deal depends on the care
of baby teeth, particularly during
the trying period of dentition. Much
can bo done at this time to ameliorate the Infant's sufferings and to lay
tlie foundation of a good set of grinders for use in after life. A tecthlni;
baby should have at least two full
warm baths each day, und the mouth
and gums should bo washed frequently witli a weak solution of
borax and cool water. The very moment tlie first littio tooth appears
you should buy the baby a tiny Boft
camel's-hnir toothbrush, and morning and night each little tooth should
lie cleansed. Use the borax solution
for this, and, If agreeable to the baby,
add just a drop of essence of peppermint.
Never extract the   first   teeth   to
make way for the second.    Let them  *
drop out os they will, or at the most, '���
assist them only to make their exit'.:
when they   are hanging   by a mere
thread.���New York Recorder.
-J THE WEEKLY'NEWS,   AUG.   27,   iSQ*
thu inul mm
Published Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M. Whitney Editor
��u Year    ��2lHi
Rev. D. A, McRae will delur
lure on Tuesday evening the
lhe Manitoba School Question.
r a lee- :
271I1 on
Uiu JlonUu
ettnti. Cow .
I ii !
LaSGMAN.���At Union, August   241)1 the
wifeofj. W. Langman, of a son.
McLKAN,- At Union. Wednesday, Aug.
21, lhe wife of I. |{. McLean, of a son
O.. laeh per yea,	
..   .. month 	
ttffhtk col   per yimr .
Kink, .. line
L.O.I Qutl.en.jMtr Une
I .��)
lit IHI
:tt no
on in
Notices   of Births,   Marriages
Deaths, 50 cents euch inserlinn.
No Advertisment inserted for less thnn
jo cents.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1895,
Something of the hi jh sense ol honor
and dignity which pervades die Japanese
character is seen in the action nf Coral
Ito, prime minister, in refusing a title
while certain of his colleagues remained
unhonnred. For a similiar reason Count
Yamagata declined the title of Marquis.
At present passports are withheld from
Japanese desiring to come to liritish Ccl
umbia, unless they are provided with suf
ficient means to engage in tunning or
mercantile pursuits. Not, counting those
employed on the Frazer River during the
fishing season (who generally go hack to
the states) fully one half of all Ihe Japan-
e��e in the Piovince reside in Union.
Conrtenav. May 13th, 1895.���To all in
tcreslerl: I have this day appointed Mr
Tom Heckensell tn 1 ollect all outstanding Accounts due tn ihe rtnlev estate during my tcmpory absence irom the district
W'.A: Mathewson, Assignee.
All my outstanding accounts have heen 1
placed in Ihe hands of A.D.   Williams of
Union for collection.
J.J. Cram.
My ranch of 160 acres, one mi'e fiom
Comox Hay. It has a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
land, all in good condition.
I. W. McKenzie, Courteniy
It is understood that two of the most
accomplished young ladies of Union have
formed a partnership for the purpose of
procuring a few acres of land near the
town nnd engaging in the chicken business fruit growing, gardening and floriculture.
We are determined to close out our Summer stuff at less than
wholssale prices.    All other goods reduced  awny down.
We are selling goods from 20 to 30 % less than you can buy elsewhere. fl$-*%*  Sale continued during August.
i Summer Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
j Summer Shirts
in Great Variety
Summer Suiting
The latest in English ancl Scotch Tweeds.
LA WSON Sf McLEOD, dunne block-
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
Co-operation mav be all right, hut we
have had enough of cooperative More organizers from other places to lasl us for a
long time.   It seems to  be,   with   those
out of employment,   and   having  some
mercantile experience (including a large
percent of failure) a favorite plan to come
into this district and preach the beauties
and   blessings of co-operation.   If the
people, they are always very anxious to
help, will only subscribe lhe capital tliey
will gladly   furnish the brains (so very
kind, you know) at a fat salary, and ev- J
erything will move along swimmingly un- j
id a crash comes.   Then the share-hold- |
ers will have the experience and lhe co-
operative agents will have hail the cap. j
ital.   Fortunately our people have never,
heen gulled by these outside  penniless
no-operative promoters.
"The growing appreciation of ilic Comox Medicinal waters- now famed ill
song and story-is provoking many enquiries as lo when a building will be erected at thc springs themselves. The want j
nf funds has alone prevented the com-I
mencement nf ihis undertaking, and ii is j
whispered that there may he a race be-
tween the company and Mr. Simon Lei- |
ser, as is known, is now erecting a large
hoarding house for the accommodation
of those engaged in the construction of
the celebrated washer. After the com- |
pletion ot that enterprise,, verandahs will
be added to the building, giving it a summer-resort appearance, pipes will lie laid
to convey the mineral spring waler In the
Leiser House which being of lower altitude, will enable it tn have, m grounds
to bi graded and ornamented for the
purpose, a perpetual mineral spring fountain. Mineral spring baths will be provided and all lhe accessories of a combined health and pleasure resort added.
At least this is what a liltle bird sung in
the groves of Union Hay one morning
within the past week.
Mr. Win. Chenev   the auctioneer, de-
i dares he is here to stay, so we may fairly
I claim him for a citizen.    There is ample
j licit! for a good business in tins  line and j to
I there is no doubt thai Chenev is bv na L.   .   , _��j..-
a n i     tirst-class accommodation.
I ture an auctioneer and can sell goods ,     "*   ���**" "*���*�����"���"���
co'crrsT:=N'.a.Tr, B.C.
where manv   wou'd   fail.    If ynu   have
goods to sell send word to liim here.
Will be sold by Public Auction, if not
otherwise disposed of, on Tuesday 24th,
September, I've acres of land, adjoining
the Courtenay townsite, containing thirty
eight lots.
Particulars can be obtained of Mr. M.
Whitney of Tm-: News or of Mr.. Jos.
McPhee, C.inrtenay. Terms on date ol
The leading hotel in Comox district.
Now and hnndaoinely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
town. Tourists can depend on
Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
In the rase of Mrs. John Winger,
whose death nccurcd in Victoria week
,v��o Friday from taking carbolic acid,
Mrs. Jagers, sister of Mr. (Ieo. Winger
of Courtenay writes him that the acid
was taken by mistake for medicine, Mrs.
Winger having been ill for some time | ,
We have received a box of most de- I
licitius tomatoes from the Little River
('aniens, John J. R. Miller, proprietor.
They were good sue, and shape, fully
lipe, and rich red color. We have never seen belter tomatoes in liritish Columbia. They prove that there are places
in Coniox district where this edible fruit
can lie raised in its perfection. Hut then
the Liltle River Gardens are most, favorably situated near where the waters flowing from the north meel those flowing
from the south, a place that will yet bav.
come not only famous for its fruit, flowers
and vegetables, but equally as a summer
resort and sanitarium.
R. Graham, Propr.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in lhe following Bicycles-
'��� ' 11. P. Davis of Toronto
Knglish Wheels, lleastnn, Humbei
Rudge, New Howe and Wliitworih. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Pans sup*lied���.Repairing ti
Specialty.   Creat Reduction ii. Prices.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker In Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Office and Works
-|J'*��TIO*-7 32.   C.
Tlitnl Strei'l, near
N'kws tiUlco.
Sunday's Colonist contained the follow
ing:"Since lhe discussion at the board ol
trade rooms on Friday afternoon between
Sir Mackenzie bowel', premier, and
HonT. N. Daly, minister of lhe interior,
and members nf the hoard, an impression
prevails lhat an indefinite statement was
made in regard to lhe granting nf a su'v
sidy in aid ofthe island railway extension
Yesterday a representative of ihe Colonist interviewed lhe two ministers on the
matter, when both said their statement
in re the K. & N. extension was as defi
nite as any minister could make. Sir
Mackenzie added: "It has been and slill
i* the policy nf the government to encourage the building of colonization roads
and in this class is the extension nf a
railway northerly on Vancouver island.
So soon as nur finances permit us to give
railway subsides, it will be among the
lirsl til receive not only consideration,
but to be placed among those receiving
the usual aid."
1 have moved into my new shop on
first St. next to the Customs off.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
���hue*,   (jive me a call.
Nelson Parks.
Society    Cards
LO. 0. K��� No .11
Union Lodge, I. 0. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordiallv invited to attend.
Win. Wright, R. S.
On Dunsmuir Ave., Union
Opposite the NEWS omup.
Where 1 am prepared to do all kinds
��� 01 ���
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AND    Repairing
And will endeavorto give satisfaction and
hope to receive
a fair share of /"*   IT   *l\ir|-.p|l
public patronage A***11 ��� ��� euuv.11
Riverside Hotels
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
:mi ft :mi St. Jnmra St,
To order
tar******** nd for 8nm|ilci*
tuct tk KimrMittt'tri.
Prompt ilrlivtry.   1-ei
fbbs h:
Lowest CASH Pria
The   Ladies   Guild  of   the   English
church here gave a unique entertainment
at I'iket's hall last week.   The recital ions 1 Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F ."��� A. M., B.C. R
were up to the standard, and the regular j Courtenay I! ('
programme was reinforced by Auctioneer
Cheney who as an Indian   chief hurled |
defiance tn lhe pale faces.   The  Instru
mental music was good and the singing
highly acceptable, Miss Skinner.md Miss
Riisliwnrth being encored,
A pleasant feature of the evening was
the exhibition of curios IVom foreign
countries and the n'd world scenes as
seen through the medium of the magic
lantern, explained bv Mr*. Hentley who
by travel was familiar with the objects tic-
cribeil.    Net receipts, $45.
Lodge meets on evety Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
The Free Press says ofthe proceedings
ol the convention heid last week in  Nanaimo.   "A   paper   was    next rend by
Miss [lames of Comnx, in which this lady
spoke of personal effort as being the most
effectual way of accomplishing  what we j
desired to bring about, namely, the up-
lifting nf men and women and placing j
them nn a higher moral platform, thereby
making homes brighter, hearts lighter,!
and making the paths ofthe young easier j
to travel in the future.   The paper called
forth quite a little  discussion,  in which ���
many testilied to the blessings thev had
received whilst doing some little kindness j
to people less favored than we were our-
selves,  and   felt   that   individual  eftbrt
would accomplish as much 01 more than
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
0. !���'.. meet in theii lodge room over
Mcl'hci's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. in. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
). M. Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. 0. 0. F.,   Union.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On ancl after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY POItTS t\, piuncngcre
and 'rotirht may offer
Left.0 Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
" Niaminw for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. in
Leave Comux for NftnalDio,      KriilnjH.7ft.in
"     Nanaimo fer Victoria    Snturaley, 7 run
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at thc Company's ticket oflice,
Victoria Station, Store street.
i^^r'yf'yyyv-yif/yiyyy'. 'rtKy/yy ggg
F. Cur ran
tets lirst and third Wedncseays of||.**j|��
month at 8 o'clock p. in. Visiting j r<i/H/
iren cordiallv invited to attend. >S~*
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
Nelson Camp No, 44 of the Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday eve
ning at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to intend.
('���eo. Hull, Secretary.
*** ��*J
Union Saw Mill.
liim be;
All   Kinds  of Rough
Dressed   lumber   always
hai-.il and delivered at .short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and
hand and delivered
lime on
at short
K.Grant & L, Mounce, frnprs.
Comox, B. C.
Choice Family Groceries.
Also Flour, Feed, Etc., at
A. W      NNISON, Mgr
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rate*.
Union, B C
H. Maryrnonl of Nanaimo i.s up with a
stock ol goods to sell.
Mr. C. H. B. Potts returned Friday-
will be up next week.
John llryden, M. P. P. was up last
Archie Dick, Inspector of Mines was
in town Wednesday and Thursday.
F. B. Smith, the surveyor, returned by
last steamer.
Head Constable Hutchison came back
Wednesday���glad in get home,
T. L Davis and wife of Nanaimo came
up and are guests at the Cumberland
Mrs. lieckmin left on Friday for a
three weeks visit to her sisier in Vancouver.
British Columbia has now 38,010 names
on the Dominion voters' h��i in 14.400
on the list in 1891.
The Puntiedge school opened with an
attendance ol 50; the Union with an attendance of 145.
i'he second day of .September will  be
tabor  Day���a   public   holiday.     The
schools are nol expected to be  open   on j
that day.
Mr. Willard's brother, Norman, came
up Wednesday last. Our prediction that
a harness simp woind pay is benii; vended.
Miss Broderick, a niece of Dr. Lawrence and M iss Chambers, daughter ol
Mrs. Lawrence left on the Joan lor
Mr. W. W. 11. Innes, of Nannainio
announces himself as the Liberal candidate to coutesl Vancouver Inland Dis-
tricl in the next general election.
W. E. Drake, Coast agent for the celebrated McLary stoves was in town last
Wednesday and Thursday and sold a
large quantity ol iMcLary cooking stoves
to the linn of I'lant iV McGregor.
Ve editor's table was rendered attractive the past week by the presence of
111 igniriceut bouijueis of tl iwers trom
John J. U. Miller's Liltle Kiver Gardens,
and also from Mr. J. P. Davis' garden.
John Mundell, J. I'., who was thrown
out of his buggy���his liorse shying���between Win. Mathewson's farm and the
new dyke, his friends will be glad to
know, is rapidly recovering.
Spring medicines fop cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
R. .1. Wenborn, the up-to-date bicycle-
man, was a passenger up on the Joan
���awfullv' wants lhe Nanaimo, trunk road
completed so he can wheel it instead of
boat it.
For sai.k.- A pair of heavy three year
old mares, well brckv; have been working
all spring on farm. Kasy terms if required. Applv to Geo. A. Heatherbell, Horn
b; Island.
Mr, C. H. Tarbell's son, George, came
up on the last boat. His family are Cxi
pecied up on Wednesday. Mr. 1'arbul
expects to move into his new siore, corner of 2nd street and Dunsmuir avenue
in a few days.
The Marquis of Lansdowne, secretary
of slate for war announces that Field
Marshall Vi-count Wolseley will succeed
the Duke of Cambridge as commander-
in chief of the British forces on  Nov.  1.
Get your guns and rifles fixed
before the season is In- Anderson can do It nea.ly.
Mr. W. H. Davidson is now in charge
of the Waverly House, and with his intimate acquaintance with tlie miners in
the coast towns, and withal having one
ol the best hotel buildings, and a lirst
class location, he will doubtless be able
to comm md a large share of public patronage.
The Lindsays have moved into their
new house opposite the new Pre-,b\teiaan
church where they have the besr accommodation for a lew boarders. The house
has been built especially lor the purpose
and nnthing is lacking to its thorough
The nther day as William Miller, son
of John J. R. Miller was driving home
from the Bay, in passing across a plank
bridge over a creek, in the evening, the
planking suddenly gave away letting the
horse down. It seems there had been
a lire, and the underpining burnt, the lire
smoldering, but not breaking out into a
blaie. With a good deal of difficulty he
succeeded in getting the horse out' but
only after it had been badly burned.
The horse has since died.
Mr. C. Steveson, the enterprising dry
goods merchant of Nanaimo, made a
(lying trip to this town last week. He
was much pleased with thc appearance
and prospects of the place and lhe volume nl business rolling into his branch
store here, which has now became one of
the established institutions of the place.
lie has been fortunate in having so able
and courteous a manager al Ins branch
here as Mr. Doyle who has a knack of
making friends and pleasing customers.
Rev. D. A. McRae, Ninaimo's pulpit
orator came up to preach the dedication
sermon at the new Presbyterian church,
He was much impressed wilh ihc growth
of the town since he was here before.
Wherever he lurned he met a familiarface
same one formerly ofthe Black Diamond
City. He seems lo be possessed of a-
bundance nf geniality and good robust
human nature. There is no starch or
stiffness ahout him, and he wears no
placard denoting his calling. He rides
a bicycle as jauntily as any of the boys.
Once in the pulpit,'however he is every
inch a minister, and a very strong, vigorous and puisuasive speaker.
Cash subscrilitions received so far are
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
VV. Gleason, $5; W. Roy, $r, j Dr. Lawrence, $5; L ,'ioume $5; J. .McKim *v.
Sons; .{2.50; A. C, Fulton, $2. E. Pimbu
ry & Co. 2.50; 0. H, Fechner, $2; T. D.
McLean, $2; VV. F, Lawson, $1; R. Sau-
ser, $1; G. II SCotl,$I| I'hos. Horn, Ji
Cash, $2
This list will be kept standing until the
canvass is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are received. Help
along the good work.
WH Davidson,
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
2ZA2XJAZ2yIO,    B.   C
W.   CHENEY  & CO.
Will open an Auction Boom in
Williama os Hunters' new block
Union, B. C. about Aug. 1st.
All kinds of personal goods auctioned off on commi sion, and money
advanced on bankrupt stock.
J. A. Ca-thew
TJ".WIO*-T, S. C.
Miss B.B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use nf Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
Oihco Kotan 'i, Mcl'huu St Moore li'Jd'g nnil al
I', o. 1I1UWKK  18.
Notary Public.
Agent, for the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix of
Agent for ths Provincial
Building and Loan Association of Toronto	
Union, B C.
/k. far e
UNIO V Bakmj
UNION, 13. C.   ���
Best of Bread, Cakes  and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be a
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Dickson & Co.,  Props.
���3     $ **���"*
This Hotel is lined up with
a degree of Klegancc and
regard to Comfort and Convenience hitherto unknown
outside of the large cities.
St?.       i.i
LTQ,TJ-OK,S - + + + -
-JaJST)   CIGLA.    *=-*
Table Unsurpassed
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
OUE.ST3.   First class acco.mmou.vi ion
I'OR thi; travelling P0BI.IC.    RATES I
REDUCED to  ri;i;li..ir  iioarukrs I
By the month, S25.
By  the week,   5 6
Single meals, 50. ts
Tickets for   21    meal',  $5 00
t A   Full Line of Everything
I   Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,   and  our
woven wire
Kanaimn Saw Mill,
���Sasli anil Door
II*. 0. Drawor .-HI.  Tiilo'ilic-nc dull, Ml)
C3"* A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and lllinds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all  kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
B, J, Theobald,
we keep
Second Hand
We conduct every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   including*;
Embalming, and keep all necessa'
ry supplies
�� "WTB.&.CTO:33
Souse and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
Grant dt McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates nnd Syrups.
Bottler  of Different  Brando of   Lager Beer,  tsteum Beer and Porter
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
of Clocks, Watches, Books
and stationery.
T. D. McLean
TJ-tTIOlT, ���   O
Stage and Livery
cojj~i~~.7stja.ii:, b. c.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done,  ,',
^CcQ;TjriiJXjAlT 6c GILMOBB,
J_11 ��J �� I ��. I �� I �� "I �� T
J Tlie Heat Congli Byrup.ll
aTostea Ootid. I'm.- In Ume.r
aSuld br JJnifmriRts.
family, and   I   .. .   ..  .. ......,,
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I presume we have used over
one  hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure  for Consumption  in  my
am   continually   advising others
n\WtW \ ~"!i"><1'"'
"feM      Wood
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
I ever used.���Vf. C. Miltenberoer, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com- ~"
plaints.���B. Shorey, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
a-TXfcTS!        OrJJN&f
I 0 i o I o i o I o j 0 : 0 I l
Cumberland Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
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, i'rop,
My Stock for 1S95 is now arriving and when complete   will
be the largest in the Province.
Wiin licslei and Miulin Rifles
in every calibre made.
Greener, Tisdnll, VV, Kichards
and  Clabrough Shot  duns.
Reload'ng tools, (lame lings,
Cartridges, l'owder and Shot.
Full Catalogue  now out.
CHAS   E.    TISDALL,  Vancouver.
All persons driving over thc wharf or
oridges in Comox district faster than a !
walk, will  be prosecuted  according to j
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.     I
Persons using the mules and horses of 1
the Union Colliery   Co. without permission will be prosecuted according to law.
K. IJ. Little, Sum.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the finest cigars   an
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a superior arti-
CLE for the same money srMMKU FRIENDS,
We mot at the beach; it was mom-
lug:, and bright
As the morning itself was her hazel
���eye**.'  light.
I bowed and .she smiled, and we
Chatted awhile,
And the whole day took on tlie sweet
look oi her smile.
She wns gowned tn perfection���I notice such things���
And lier sleeves could give angels a
point as to wings.
Airy chiffon she wore, and most ravishing choux,
That finished her toilette and quite
finished you.
Her feet were encased in most beautiful hoots,
Appropriate still to her elegant suits.
In Canvas or satin or simply in tan,
Those small feet weru meant for the
Conquest of  mau.
Whatever  she  did  was  done  simply
nnd well;
She boated, she danced and she flirted
don't tell!
But on each occasion she shone like a
And  men   hovered near,    the    great
moths that they are.
And sometimes she sang with a lilting
SO gay
That you thought of thc lark in the
green English  Slay,
And  sometimes  she played,  and her
hands on the keys
Just swept  o'er your    lioart-istrings
like wind through the trees.
She was kind to the children; the
reckless small boy
Was her captive, and flew at her bidding with  joy.
And she'd tell the wee tots fairy
stories galore,
Though, relentless as tyrants, they
clamored fur more.
And this daintiest girl to the old and
the sad
Had  a   message of eheer that made
weary hearts glad.
She  was   never too hurried  to  lend
them a hand,
And the secret of comfort was hers
at command.
Hut the summer is waning;     we go
back to town,
And, friends of the summer, ere leaves
shall be brown
We   will   almost be strangers;    our
ways lie apart.
Amh I hold this rare maiden a drenm
in my heart.
'Love came in the world one day-
No man seemed to know;
Made the gold gleam o'er the gray-
Roses crowned the snow.
(Love came in the world one- day-
No mau seemed to know !)
Love came in the world ono. day-
No man seemed to know;
Over winter-scattered May-
Made the  blossoms  blow.
(Love came in the world one day-
No man seemed to  know!)
Luve came in the world onoi day-
One man, f.earest,  knew ! !
Quick to houor aud obey,
Found love's servico true.
Love came in the world um\ day-
Led my life to you!
If love makes a garden spot,
Dwell there iu tlie light I
If love makes a savage cot,
Thank  him  fur  the  night!
Love is love, in praise or blame,
And thc whole world loves his mime!
If a rose should hide a thorn,
Deem   iliac   ro.-e   the   best.
With Its leaves thy brow adorn���
Love shall make it blest!
Love Is love iu honor���shame���
And the whole world loves his name!
When love wanders far away,
Love can never roam ;
Ile is love alway, alway���
Singeth  still  ol home.
If the storms ur tempests blow,
Love makes all the lilies groWJ
So, I give myself to love;
Nothing is so sweet,
From the curls thnt crown above,
To his slippered feet.
If no rainbow spans the skies,
Mv sweet haven shines in Love's eyes!
Frank  L.   Stanton.
Where,   shall   we   go   this   summer?
Where shall we while away
The brief and all too fleeting hour���
the sweet vacation day?.
In the mountain lands or seashore, or
farm or hotel gay V
Where shnll we go this summers thc
problem of to-day.
Shall wc get on an ocean steamer und
Iiic to oid l'aree ?
Or seek out Aunt Amanda 'wuy up in
Shnll we go to the wondrous- valley���
the grand  Yoscmltee* 7
Or take a cot on a sandy lot hard by
the souudlng sea-V
Shall wc go tn the piny forest nnd fish
for the speckled trout,
And haul in splendid catches that all
town friends will doubt-,?
Shall wc go to the rock-bound Island
���on the ocean ten miles out,
Or spend two   months   In   a   Teuton
town and dine on s'luerkrnufc?
Shall wc go to the Lake of Conin ?
Shall we seek swell Newpurt's
Shall wc bask in the eye of miture, or
whirl in Dame Fashion's arms''?
Shall we put on our linen dusters and
��0 "with the dear schoolmarms
Through the stony Hampshire mount-
tains, nnd the old abandoned
,\Ve won't do a single one of these���
inay, nay/ for It seems to me
!Thc very best place iu the summer
f for my wife and children threo
Is here in m.v dear suburban home on
���the ,T. J. II. and C,
Where we know we'll live in comfort,
lind the bath-tub's always free.
���Harper's Bazar.
The corn crop is always better if
planted upou a buried sod, and the
sod is always better if manured the
year before it is buried. It is uot
unwise to thus dispose of all the manure of tlie bam. The .manure is got
iuto better condition to feed the
coming corn crop than If applied
first to it.
After manuring sud well add ail the
���potash and phosphoric acid you cau
afford. These will not get away from
you. Sod is wonderfully absorbent,
aud will hold them. Nitrification will
go on rapidly through all the hot
weather during Which the com makes
Its growth, lu this way the manure can bo all saved by hauling out
as fast as made.
Tho solubility of manure Is the most
Important point connected with It. It
can never become soluble uutil it has
decomposed, and when it is spread on
the fields iu large, bulky musses tlie
farmer will have to wait until it becomes fit for plant food before hts
crops derive any benefit from it.
Tlie market seeks tho better article
always, und at a good price. Enormous quantities of poor fruit, vegetables, butter, cheese and animals are
shipped annually, and prices fall consequently. Offer nothing of bad
quality, and you will be remunerated,
and will establish a market for your
If farmers would use a little more
care in selecting seed, and would refuse all which is not pure, wholesale
and retail merchants wonld more carefully inspect all seed they buy, and
would be forced to offer none but
that which was clean. New weeds
aro annually brought thus to every
part of our country.
It is a false idea which prevails
that a frequent change of farm seed
is necessary to ensure good crops
and to prevent deterioration, especially with potatoes; but potatoes will not run out if seed are all
right. Corn can be grown indefinitely on the same land without a
change of seed, if selection is properly
Manures, with their liquids' are the
savings bank of the farm, and a
cemented receptacle should be made
for them. Talk as much as we please,
wo do not yet appreciate their value,
and millions of dollars are wasted
every year. Save them all as carefully as you do your pennies.
Drain and dry up the swamps : they
are the source of many diseases
which arise from decaying vegetable
matter. Fermenting vegetable or animal matter should not be allowed to
exist anywhere on the farm for a
day. Burn or bury it all. The sanitary conditions of mnny country
homes are bad.
"Hornblast," made under the Gov-
ernment veterinary formula, is a
practical answer to those who are
enquiring fur a chemical dehurner.
Applied when the calf is only a few
days old, it kills the budding horns
quite effectually.
The loss ol stock upon the U. S.
ranches during the last cold winter
sliould lead to better winter protection and feeding. The elements
must lie provided against if stock is
to lie raised with any profit. Fortunately the ranching system itself is
freezing out, aud better methods are
being extended in feeding and care.
The U. S. experiment stations are
aiding the new order of things in the
science of breeding throughout all
the Western States. Improved breeds
are supplanting the worthless; this,
with intelligent feeding and management, will soon cause this great and
fertile land to enjoy the greatest
Tho markets of the world arc now
open to us, and are taking ship
loads of our beef, mutton and pork
daily, says a U. S. exchange. They
also want ship loads of our poultry,
butter, fruits, vegetables and grain,
and also our horses; scores of horse
buyers are here looking eagerly
over our millions of little scrubs���
per adventure they may find a few] of
such as they waut. Other countries
can produce wool and wheat, and
can Just now sell cheaper tlian we
can, but In everything else thc American farmer lends the way, and can
supply the markets of the world. We
can hasten prosperity by promptly
breeding that which will command
the best prices. Why not do so ?
Js It not truo that one-half tho farmers feed and care for their stock fa
BUCh a way as to make theaKselvcs
poor in a few years ? Ono can hardly
think they are trying stock raising
for profit*, and it is not possible for
such to keep lung out of debt. Let
tin; follies wo see be our lessons.
In feeding stock much of the result
depends upon the feeder and the subject fed; hut, although much nf the
surplus fund given above actun 1 demand is nut always all profit, an animal or a plaint must be full fed to obtain   the   best  result.-;.
Honey costs nothing, and Is a valuable product, considering the price it
usually brings, in comparison with the
small outlay in cure and the expense
of the first Introductions There is no
reason why every farmer should nut
keep bees.
A little oil meal with the chopped
straw or fodder will enrich it, aud will
increase the appetite and improve the
health nnd vigor of all classes of
stock. Cotton seed cake is bett'-r un-
hulled because it has a- medicinal
value, which aids dlgestiou also, and
then  it is cheaper.
It is still true that good beef cattle
are nut plentiful, and farmers who
have had courage anil foresight to
breed up will bo rewarded with better
prices when they mature. When it
Is reported that there is nn over production, rest assured that it is of a,n
inferior kind, not suited to the market.
The  dairvmau Cain no more afford
to  keep four-footed than two-footed
boarders who pay barely the cost of
their food aad care, and if they are
really deadheads, living upon the
earnings of others, their weeding out
is a matter of Importance���of self-pre-
pervation,  in  fact.
Weeding out is the first duty of
every dairyman who has not done so.
He can become an exact investigator
on his own hook, with modern appliances, but he must not rely upon the
test of one or two days' milking. His
calculations must be based upon botli
the quantity and quality of milk, and
sliould extend over considerable of the
milk  giving period.
Cut the herd down until every cow
in it earns a good living, and then
buy or raise more of tlio same kind.
Do not keep a boarding farm for poor
cattle. Let not your pride be iu a
large herd, but lu a herd which pays
a   large  profit.
Now that the cows have been running on pasture for soma months they
are beginning to flesh up. Take advantage of this condition of things to
test them, and let the butcher have
those Which do nut promise to bo
profitable In the future. A three dollar tester will be a paying Investment.
That the yield of milk be rich In
quality, the stuck be kept in good
condition, and the pasture kept up
at tho same time, teed a little oil
cake aad corn while pasturing, tirass
only will not create tho best yield
uf milk.
"Verformance at the pail" la all
right, but this theory is being rubbed In so hard that thero Is danger
of losing sight of tho fact that good
breeding is the tiling after all. The
offspring of this "good" cow mny bo
of no avail. In the next generation
thero can be no " assurance of hope"
If you are In the dairy business you
havo but little use for tho general
purpose cow. She is generally kept
to no purpose. Her butter will not
pay for her keeping, and she will
surely bring you no profit tat the
butcher's. IThe "specialist" is
the success now a days.
To raise skim milk calves to thc
best advantage tlie separator muat
be brought Into requisition. Tho
great advantage in using tho farm
separator is that it may be used just
as thc milk Is brought fresh and
warm from tHo cow.
Knowledge is money, as well as
power. (iuessing at the value of a
cow from the amount of milk she
gives, li" you are making butter, will
not do. Do not fail to procure aud
make use of a Babcuck tester if you
desire to become intimately acquainted with the character of each individual of your herd.
Tlie straji leaved varieties uf turnips
are said to keep brittle and nice all
through the winter when properly
housed, and make a dainty and nutritious feed for the cows. The latter
part of this month, n* Ave know, is
a fnvornble time for sowing turnip
A well br*ed fowl will lay more Cggs
and grow to marketable size sooner.
Therefore, there is more profit from
it, audit is the fowl for you to have.
Grade up your stock with good males,
at least, and have a better lot of
Chickens in the next generation.
Sharp grit, meat scraps and green
food must bo included In the diet of all
poultry confined to runs. Without
these articles hens cannot make eggs.
Feed (UI scrap**} to the fowls wjhile
they are strictly fresh ; nothing will
moro quickly cause deseuse than decomposing food.
Tlie best poultry keeper is the woman ; she lias more patience aud a
better knack fur the details of the
business; but wheu this duty is left
to the wife, lend a. hand at the hard
work, fur tliere is hard work about
What further proof do we need
that poultry raising is a profitable industry than that wo find such great
numbers, both in town and country,
engaged In it? We are certainly
within bounds when wo say that
this business is followed mure universally than any other iu this couutry.
Though it may bo upon a small
scale a few dollars spent in good poultry and a few more in providing comfortable -ueeommodn-
dations will return about the
largest interest of all your investments. It adds to t'��o income In a
substantial nnd a constant way
which Is most gratifying.*
The diet of fowls must be frequently
changed, or they will take on au over
fat condition and stop laying. AVhile
during cold weather heating foods
should bo given, thoy should be ns
studiously avoided whoa tlio warm
season comes on.
Disease and disaster are reasonably
sure tu follow when foods, particularly
soft stuffs, are thrown down among
the dirt and filth of tho floor. It soon
sours, nnd It absorbs a portion of tho
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of readers anywhere. The text selected was; Romans xvi., 14 and 16���
"Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hernias,
Patrobas, Hermes, Philologus and
-Matthew Henry, Albert Barnes,
Adam Clark, Thomas Scoit and all
the commentators pass by these
verses without any especial remark.
The other twenty people mentioned
in the chapter were distinguished for
something, and were therefore discussed by the illustrious expositors,
but nothing i.s suid about AsynOritUS-
Phlegcn, Hennas, patrobas, Hermes,
Philologus and Julia. Where weie
they born? No one knows, "Where
did they die? There is no record of
thtir decease. For what were they
distinguished V Absolutely for nothing, or tiie trait of character would
have been 'nought out by the apostle.
If they had been very intrepid or opulent, or hirsute, or musical of cadence, or crass of style, or in anywise
anomalous, the feature would have
been caught by the apostolic camera.
But they were good people, because
Paul sent tn them hia high Christian
regards. They were ordinary people,
moving in ordinary sphere, attending
to ordinary duty, and meeting ordinary responsibilities.
What the world wants is a religion
for ordinary people. If there be in
the United States 05,000,000 people,
there are certainly not more thun
1,000,000 extraordinary; and then there
are 64,000,000 ordinary, and we do well
to turn our backs for a little while
upon the distinguished and conspicuous people of the Bible and consider
in our text the seven ordinary. We
spend too much of our time in twisting garlands for remarkables, and
building thrones for magnates, and
Sculpturing warriors, aud apotheosizing philanthropists. The rank and
hie of the Lord's soldiery need especial help,
The vast majority of people to
whom this sermon comes will never
lead an army, will never write a state
constitution, will never electrify a
senate, will never make an important
invention, will never introduce a new
philosophy, will never decide the fate
of a nation. You do not expect to;
you do not want to. You will not be
a Moses to lead a nation out of bondage. You will not be a Joshua to prolong the daylight until you can shut
live kings in a cavern. You will not
be a St. John to unroll an Apocalypse.
You will not be a Paul to preside over
an apostolic college. You wiil not be
a Mary to mother a Christ. You will
more probably be Asyncrltus, or
Phlegon, or Hernias, or Patrobas, or
Hermes, or Philologus, or Julia.
Many of you are women at the
head of households. This morning
you launched the family for Sabbath
observance. Your brain decided the
apparel, and your judgment was final
on ail questions of personal attire.
Kvery morning you plan for the day.
The culinary department of your
household is In you.** dominion. You
decide all questions of diet. All the
sanitary regulations of your house
are under your supervision. To regulate the food, and the apparel, and
the habits, and decide the thousand
questions of home life is a tax upon
brain and nerve and general health
absolutely appalling, if there be no
divine alleviation.
It does not help you much to be
told that Bliznbeth Pry did wonderful things amid the criminals of Newgate. It does not help you much to
be told that Mrs. Judson was very
brave among tlie Bornesian cannibals.
It does not help you much to be told
that Florence Nightingale was very
kind to tlie wounded In the Crimea.
It would be better for me to tell you
that the divine Friend of Mary and
Martha is your Friend, and that he
sets all tlie annoyances and disappointments and abrasions and exasperations of an ordinary housekeeper
from morn till night, and from the
lirst day of the year to the last day
uf the year, and at your call he is
ready  with help and reinforcement.
They who provide the food of the
world decide the health of tlie world.
One of the greatest battles of this
century was lost because tlie commander that morning had a fit of indigestion. You have only to go on
some errand amid tlie taverns and the
hotels of the United States and Great
Britain to appreciate tlie fact that a
vast multitude of ihe human rare are
slaughtered by Incompetent cookery.
Though a young woman may have
taken lessons in music, and may have
taken lessons in painting, and lessons In astronomy, she ia not well
educated unless she lias takeu lessons
iu (HOffhl They who decide the apparel of tlie world, and the food of
the world, decide tlie endurance of the
An unthinking man may consider it
a matter ot little Importance��� the cares
of the household and the economies vi'
domestic life���but 1 tell you the earth
is strewn with tlie martyrs of kitchen
and nursery. Tlie health-shattered womanhood of America cries out for a
God who can help ordinary women iu
the ordinary duties of housekeeping.
Tlie wearing, grinding, unappreciated
work goes on, but tlie same Christ who
stood on the banks of Galilee In tlie
early morning and kindled the fire and
had the fish already cleaned and broiling when the sportsmen stepped ashore
chilled and hungry, will help every
woman to prepare breakfast, whether
by her own hand, or the hand of her
hired help. The God who made indestructible eulogy of Hannah, who made
a coat for Samuel, her son, and carried
it to the temple every year, will help
every woman in preparing the family
wardrobe. The God who opens the Bible with the story of Abraham's entertainment of the three angels on the
plains of Mamre will help every woman to provide hospitality, however
rare and embarrassing. It is high
time that some of the attention we have
been giving to some of the remarkable
women of the Bible���remarkable   for
their virtue and their want of it, or remarkable for their deeds���Deborah and
Jezebel, and Herodias and Athallah,
and Dorcas and the Marys, excellent
or abandoned���it is high time some of
the attention we have been giving to
these conspicuous women of the Bible
be given to Julia of the text, an ordinary woman amid ordinary circumstances, attending to ordinary duties and
meeting  ordinary   responsibilities.
Then there are all the ordinary business men. They need divine and
Christian help. When we begin to talk
about businesa life we shoot right off
and talk about men who did business
on a large scale, and who sold millions
of dollars of goods a year; but the vast
majority of business men do not sell
a million dollars of goods, nor half a
mJlUor* nor a quarter of a million, nnr
the eighth part of a million. Put all
the business men of our towns, cities,
villages and neighborhoods side bv
side, and you will find that they sell
less than fifty thousand dollars worth
of goods. All these men In ordinary
business life want divine help. You see
how the wrinkles are printing on the
countenance the story of worriment
and care. You cannot tell how old a business man is by iooklng at him. Gray
hairs at thirty. A man of forty-live
with the stoop of a nonagenarian. No
time to attend to improved dentistry,
the grinders cease because they are
few. Actually dying of old age at forty
or fifty, when they ought to be at the'
meridian. Many of these business men
have bodies like a neglected clock to
which you come, and you wind it up
and it begins to buzz and roar, and
then the hands start around very rapidly, and then the clock strikes five, or
ten, or forty, and* strikes without any
sense and then suddenly stops. So is
the body of that worn-out business
man. It is a neglected clock, and
though by some summer recreation it
may be wound up, still the machinery
is all out of gear. The hands turn around with a velocity that excites the
astonishment of the world. Men cannot understand the wonderful activity,
and there is a roar, and a buzz, and a
rattle about these disordered lives, and
they strike ten when they ought to
strike five, and they strike twelve when
they ought to strike six, and they strike
forty when they ought to strike nothing
���and suddenly they stop. Post-mortem examination reveals the fact that
all the springs, and pivots, and weights,
and balance-wheels nf health are completely deranged. The human clock
has simply run down. And at the
time when the steady hnnd ought to
be pointing to the industrial hours on
a clear and sun-lit dial, the whole machinery of body, mind nnd earthly capacity stops forever. The cemeteries
have thousands of business men who
died of old age at thirty, thirty-five,
forty, forty-five.
Now. what is wanted is grace���divine
grace for ordinary business men, men
who are harnessed from morn till night
and all the days of their life���harnessed
in business. Not grace to lose a hun-
dred thousand, but grace to lose ten
dollars. Not grace to supervise two
hundred and fifty employes in a factory, but grace to supervise the bookkeeper and two salesmen, and the
small boy that sweeps out the store.
Grace to invest not the eighty thousand dollars of net profit, but the
twenty-five hundred of clear gain.
Grace not to endure the loss of a whole
shipload of spices from the Indies, but
grace to endure the loss of a paper of
collars from the leakage of a displaced
shingle on a paper roof. Grace not to
endure the tardiness of the American
congress In passing a necessary law,
but grace to endure the tardiness of
an errand boy stopping to play marbles
when he ought to deliver goods. Such
a grace as thousands of business men
have to-day���keeping them tranquil
whether goods sell or do not sell, whether customers pay or do not pay, whether tariff is up or tariff is down, whether the crops are luxuriant or a dead
failure���calm in all circumstances and
amid all vicissitudes. That Is the kind
of grace we want. Millions of men
want it, and they may have it for the
asking. Some hero or heroine comes to
town, and as the procession passes
through the street, the business men
come out and stand on tiptoe on their
store steps and look at some one who
in Arctic clime, or in ocean storm, or in
day of battle, or in hospital agonies,
did thf brave thing, not realizing that
they, the enthusiastic spectators, have
gone through trials in business life that
are just as great before God. There
are men wlio have gone through freezing Arctics, aud burning torrlds, and
awful Marengoes of experience without
moving five miles from thei'* door steps.
Now, what ordinary business men need
is to realize that tliey have the friendship of that Christ wiio looked after
the religious interests of Matthew, the
custom-house clerk, and helped Lydia,
of Thyatira, to sell the dry goods, and
who opened a bakery and fish-market
in the wilderness of Asia Minor to feed
the seven thousand who haa come out
of a religious picnic, and who counts
the hairs of your head with as much
particularity as though they were the
plumes of a coronation, and "Who took
tiie trouble to stoop down with His
finger writing on tiie ground, although
tiio first shutlle of feet obliterated tlie
divine caligraphy, and wlio knows just
liuw many locusts there were in the
Egyptian plague, aud just iiow many
ravens were necessary to supply Elijah's pantry by the brook Clierith, and
who, as lloral commander, leads forth
all the regiments of primroses, foxgloves, daffodils, hyacinths and lilies
Which pitch their tents of beauty and
kindle their camp-fires of color all
around the hemisphere���that that
Christ and that Gud knows the most
minute affairs of your business life and
however Inconsiderable, understanding
all tlie affairs of that woman who
keeps a thread and needle store as well
as the affairs of a Rothschild aud a
Then there are all the ordinary farmers. We talk about agricultural life,
and we immediately shoot off to talk
about Cincinnatus, the patrician, who
went from the plow to a high position,
and after he got through the dictatorship in twenty-one days went back
again to the plow. What encouragement is that to ordinary farmers'** The
vast majority of them���none of them
will be patricians. Perhaps none of
them will be senators. If any of them
have dictatorships it will be over forty,
fifty or a hundred acres of the old
homestead. What those men want is
grace to keep their patience while
plowing with balky oxen, and to keep
cheerful amid the drought that destroys the corn crop, and that enables
them to restore the garden the day
after the neighbor's cattle have broken
in and trampled out the strawberry
bed. and have gone through the Lima-
bean patch,  and eaten up the sweet
corn in such large quantities that they
must be kept from the water lest tiiey
swell up and die. Grace in catching
weather that enables them, without
imprecation, to spread out the hay the
third time, although again and again
and again it has been almost ready for
the mow. A grace to doctor the cow
with a hollow horn, and the sheep witb
the foot-rot, and the horse with the
distemper, and to compel the unwilling
acres to yield a livelihood for the family, and schooling for the children, and
little extras to help the older boy in
business, and something for the daughter's wedding outfit, and a little surplus for the time when the ankles will
get stiff with age, aud tlie breath will
be a little short, and the swinging of
the cradle through the hot harvest field
will bring on the old man's vertigo.
Better close up about Cincinnatus. I
know five hundred farmers just as
noble as he was.
What they want is to know that they
have the friendship of that Christ who
often drew his similes from the farmer's life, ns when he paid: "a Bower
went forth to sow;" as when he built
his best parable out of the scene of a
farmer's boy coming back from ids
wanderings, and the old farmhouse
shook that night with rural jubilee;
and who compared himself to a lamb
in the pasture field, and who said the
eternal God is a farmer, declaring: "My
Father Is the husbandman."
Those stonemasons do not want to
hear about ChrlBtopher Wren, the architect, who built St. Paul's cathedral.
It would be better to tell them how tn
carry the hod of brick up the ladder
without flipping, and how on a cold
morning with the trowel to smooth off
the mortar and keep cheerful, and how
to be thankful to God for the plain food
taken from the pail by the roadside.
Carpenters, standing amid the adze,
and the bit, and the plane, and ttie
broad axe need to be told that Christ
was a carpenter, with his own hand
wielding saw and hammer. Oh, ihis
Is a tired world, and it is an overworked world, and It is an underfed world,
and it is a wrung-out world, and men
and women need to know that there is
rest and recuperation In God and in
that religion which was not so much
intended for extraordinary people as
for ordinary people, because there are
more of them.
The healing profession hns had its
Abercromhies, and Its Ahernethvs, and
its Valentine Motts, and its Williard
Parkers; but tiie ordinary physicians
do the most of the world's medicining,
and they need to understand that while
taking diagnosis or prognosis, or writing prescription, or compounding medicament, or holding tlie delicate pulse
of a dying child they may have the
presence and the dictation of the Almighty Doctor who took the case of
the madman, and, after he had torn off
his garments in foaming dementia,
clothed him again in body and mind,
and who lifted up the woman who for
eighteen years had been bent almost
double with the rheumatism,Into graceful stature, and who turned the scabs
of leprosy into rubicund complexion,
and who rubbed the numbness out of
paralysis, and who swung wide open
the closed windows of hereditary or
accidental blindness, until the morning
light came streaming througn tiie
fleshy casements, and who knows all
the diseases, and all the remedies, and
all the herbs, and all the catholicons,
and is monarch of pharmacy and therapeutics, and who has sent out ten
thousand doctors of whom the world
makes no record; but to prove that
they are angels of mercy, I invoke the
thousands of men whose ailments have
been assuaged and the thousands of
women to whom in crisis of pain they
have been next to God in benefaction.
Come, now, let us have a religion for
ordinary people in professions, in occupations, in agriculture, In the household, in merchandise, in everything. I
salute across the centuries Asyncritus,
Phlegon, Hernias, Patrobas, Hermes,
Philologus and Julia.
First of all, if you feel that you are
ordinary, thank God that you are not
extraordinary. I am tired and side,
and bored almost to death with extraordinary people. They take all their
time to tell us how very extraordinary
they really are. You know as well as
I do, my brother and sister, that tlie
most of the useful work of the world
is done by unpretentious people who
toil right on���by people who do not get
much approval, and no one seems to
say, "that Is well done." Phenomena
are of but little use. Things that are
exceptional cannot be depended on.
Better trust the smallest planet that
swings on its orbit than ten comets
shooting this way and that, imperilling
the longevity of worlds attending to
their own business. For steady illumination better is a lamp than a rocket.
Then, if you feel that you are ordinary,
remember thnt your position invites
the less attack.
Conspicuous people���how they have
to take itl How they are misrepresented, and abused, and shot at! The
1 igher the horns of a roebuck the easier to track him down. What a delicate thirftr It must be to be a candidate
for president of the United States! It
must be soothing to the nerves! It
BUoh a sense of serenity when he reads
must pour into the soul of a candidate
the blessed newspapers!
I came into the possession of the
abusive cartoons In the time of Napoleon L, printed while he was yet alive.
The retreat of the army from Moscow,
that army buried In the snows of Russia, one of the most awful tragedies
of ttie centuries, represented under the
figure of a monster called General
Frost shaving the French emperor
With a razor nf Icicle. As Satyr and
Beelzebub he Is represented, page after page, page after page, England
cursing him, Spain cursing him, Germany cursing him, Russia cursing him,
Europe cursing him, North ami Soutli
America cursing him. The most remarkable man of his day, and the
most abused. All those men in history who now have a halo around their
name, On earth woro a crown of thorns,
Take the few extraordinary railroad
men of our time, and see what abuse
comes upon them, while thousands of
stockholders escape. All the world
took after Thomas Scott, president of
the Pennsylvania railroad, and abused him until he got under the ground.
Thousands of stockholders In that company! All the blame on one man! The
Central Pacific railroad���two or three
men get all the blame if anything
goes wrong. There are 10,000 in that
I mention these things to prove it Is
extraordinary people who get abused
while the ordinary escape. The weather of life is not so severe on the plain
as It Is on the high peaks. The world
never forgives a man who knows, or
gains or does more than it can know,
or  gain,  or  do.      Parents  sometimes
give confectionery to their children as
an inducement to take bitter medicine,
and tlie world's sugar plums precedes
the world's aqua-fortis. The mob cried
in regard to Christ, "Crucify him,
crucify him!" and they had to say it
twice to be understood, for they were
so hoarse, and they got their hoarseness by crying a little while before at
the top of their voice, "Hosanna!"
Tlie river Rhone is foul when It enters
Lake Reman, but crystalline when it
comes out on tlie other side. But there
are men who have entered the bright
lake of worldly prosperity crystalline
and came out terribly riled. If, therefore, you feel that you are ordinary,
thank God for the defenses and the
tranquility of your position.
Then, remember. If you have only
what is called an ordinary home, that
the great deliverers of the world have
all come from sueh a home. And there
may be seated, reading at your evening stand, a ohild who shall be potent
for the ages. Just unroll the scroll of
���men mighty In church and state, and
you will find they nearly all crime from
log cabin or poor homes. Genius almost always runs out In the third or
fourth generation. You cannot find In
all history an Instance where the
fourth generation of extraordinary people amount to anything, Columbus
from a weaver's hut, Demosthenes
from a cutler's cellar, BInomfield and
Missionary Carey from a shoemaker's
bench, Arkwrlght from a barber's
shop, and He, whose name is high over
all in earth, and air, and sky, from a
Let us all be content with such
things as we have. God is just as good
In what He keeps away from us as in
what he gives us. Even a knot may
be useful if It Is al the end of a thread.
At an anniversary of a deaf and
dumb asylum one of the children
wrote upon the blackboard words as
sublime as the Iliad, the Odyssey and
the Dlvlna Commedia all compressed
in one paragraph. The examiner, in
the signs of the mute language, asked
her. "Who made the world?" The
d^af and dumb girl wrote upon the
blackboard, "In the beginning God
i it-**** on And th*1 earth."
The examiner aaked her. "For what
purpose did Christ come into the
world'/" The deaf and dumb p-lrl
wrote upon the blackboard, "This is a
faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came Into
the world to save sinners." The examiner said to her, "Why were you
born deaf and dumb, while I hear and
speak?" She wrote upan the blackboard, "Even so, Father: for so It
seemeth good in thy sight!" Oh, that
wa might be baptized with a contented spirit! The spieler draws poison
out of a flower, the bee gets honey
out of a thistle; but happiness Is a
heavenly elixir, and the contented spirit extracts It not from the rhododendron of the hills, but from the lily of
the valley.
Awfol Fate uf a  Wliiski-y-S-mki-Ml Alnnka
Indian Who Caught Fire.       ~��**
The manufacture of distilled spirits,
locally known ns hoochinoo, has lieen
carried on by the natives of Alaska
for a long period, and at times during
the early days of the Cossiar excitement it wns freely purchased by tlie
whito miners ns tho only H-iuor obtainable, owing to the strict enforcement of the prohibitory clause
against the importation of liquors
into Hie territory. Hoochinoo is
nothing more nor less than raw nl-
cohol, being distilled mainly from raw
sugar or molasses and corn meal. Undiluted the stuff has a double-proof
strength, makes " drunk come" freely, and but a few swallows of it will
set a man howling in demoniac glee,
nnd nothing* but an Indian, with liis
copper-lined stomach cau stand a protracted spree on it.
The Kake Indians probably lead all
others in the manufacture of these
spirits, nnd ns proof of their knowledge in the art of making a double-
proof article, we give the particulars
of tho awful fate of nn expert Kake
distiller which happened recently on
that island.
It teems that the Indian, while engaged in the manipulation of his little
coal oil can still, imbibed too freely nr
its trlcklings, and in a drunken stupor lay down hy his firo of cedar
logs nnd fell asleep, with his faeo uncomfortably close to tho flames.
Through some reason, known only to
the medical fraternity, gas accumulated in tlie stomach nnd. the breath
of tho sleeper reaching the flames,
this alcoholic gas ignited. Thn sleeper suddenly leaped to his feet with a
terrifying scream, nnd fell back again
writhing In agony. The man wns
burning    Internally. Smoke     and
even flames wore issuing from ids
mouth, nnd his agony wns something
awful, His loud screeches brought
the members of thc camp about him,
who looked on in silent, terror-stricken awe, unable to do anything for
his relief. The combustion continued
until the Indian was literally consumed Inside, nnd fnr some time after
the spirit of life hud fled.���Alaska
Mining Record,
John���Do you really believe, Maria,
that it will be ns bad in tho next
century as theso jokers sny���
''Uli, that tho women will bo running things and the men will hnve to
stay at homo and���and���"
"And  what?"
" Do tho housework���tho cooking���'*
"Not a bit of Itl You needn't have
any fears that woman will ever get to
be that big a fool.   Hhe has to cat!"
"A statesman's motto," said tho
earnest patriot, "should always be
' be sure you ro right and then go
'\May be so," replied .Senator Sorghum, thoughtfully, "'Utit that's not
my platform/-
" What is It?"
���VGo right ahead and square It
afterward.;   "
First Man (a bibulous party)���
Thcrcs a lot of body im this wine.
Second Man���Yes, and I'm beginning
to think there's a lot of wine in this
i Disease That lakes tlie Life of Its
Victims Almost Unbearable.
A Sufferer   fur   Xee.ee.   TVtl>.j !*����'  Sill.  Ob.
talned Ballot��� A Brlgnt Hay ur li.-i"-
for ilium. Similarly AJTooted,
(From the Bowniauville News.)
The editor o! tlie News, in company
with Mr. Jury, of tiie well-known firm
of Stott & Jury, visited *tlie bo'ine of
Samuel Wood, In tlie township of Darlington, for the purpose of ascertaining tbe particulars of another of those
remarkable cures happily brought
about by the uso of Dr. Willinms' 1 ink
nils for Pale People, It y*as Mra.
Wood who had thus bee'n released
from suffering, and wlieu tbo 'newspaper man made known his mission
she said, " Yes, 1 can give give you a
bright testimony In favor of Dr. Williams' link lJills, for 1 believe that If
they did not save my life, tbey at all
events released me from untold juls-
cry. Some three years ago dyspepsia
came upon me in a severe form. 1
doctored with one of the local doctors
for uiuro than a year, but all the time
was growing steadily worse. The
medicine 1 took cost me a dollar a
bottlo, and the expenditure was worse
than useless, for It did me uo good.
Then my husband thought as I was
growing worse, it avould bo better to
try something else, as they felt that
unless a change soon camo I avas
doomed to live through tbe tcr/ors of
a dyspeptic's life. Sometimes I would
be fairly doubled uii with the pain,
uud it seemed as if a knifo w.as cutting into me. 1 then tried a number
of medicines recommended for dyspepsia, but none of them brought tlie
hoped-for relief. We had so oitcii read
of the remarkable cures achieved*by
Dr. Williams' link Tills that 1 determined to give them a trial, I got a
supply, anil beforo the second box.w.a*'
gone 1 found myself getting better. I
continued the uso of the pills until I
bad taken eleven boxes, avhen I avas
fully recovered. Tliis avas a couple of
yeurs ago, ami 1 havo not uow the
least sign of dyspepsia." ��� Mrs. .Wood
further said that ber husband ,ha'd
been a victim of kidney trouble.for.a
long time, and had taken a great deal
of medicine for its cure, but to So.
avail. When it was seen that link
Tills wero doing his avife so 'much'
good, Mr. Wood determined to ��� try
them, and tliey acted like a charm, as
he is now entirely free from his complaint, aud he attributed all to the
use of Tluk Tills, and would not be
avithout tbem in the bouse.
Messrs. Stott & Jury Informed the
News that Tink Tills bave an enormous sale. They huve handled Tink-
Tills for years, and say that they pan-'
not recull a single instance In avhich
a customer came back and said tbey
wero not perfectly satisfied with the
results. This Is certainly a remarkable record, but then Dr. Williams'
Tink Tills is a remurkablo medicine,
and cure avhen other medicines fail.
Dr. Williams' Tink I'ills are sold only
In boxes bearing tho firm's trade mark
and wrapper (printed in red ink), and
may be had of all druggists or direct
by mall by Dr. Williams' Mediclno
Company, Brockville, Out., or Schenectady, N. 1'., nt 50 cents a box, or
six boxes for S'.'.oO.
London ItulldB a btraoture That Will Sair-
imss llie World's Fair Wonder.
After considerable delay owing to
tlie necessity fur a thorough testing
of gear, the great wheel at tlie empire of India exhibition, Karl's court,
was Saturday afternoon opeuod to the
public. A large company had beeu
invited to witness the opening ceremony. Thc christening was performed by Lady Doavell, wife of Sir
William Doavell, the Chairman of tlie
Gigantic Wheel and Rccreutlon Towers Company (limited), by which the
wheel lias been constructed. At the
close of a short ceremony the wheel
was stai'ted, nnd, carrying several
hundred persons, thu revolution avns
successfully accomplished iu about
forty minutes. Tlio whole of the
machinery worked smoothly. Owing
to a slight haziness of tlio atmosphere, the view, which ou a clear
clay avlll lie very extensive, was somewhat (ibM'urcd.
Tlie motion Is hardly perceptible,
and as frequent stoppages are made
to allow tho ears as tliey reach the
earth to bo emptied and refilled..
ample opportunity is afforded passengers to enjoy tlie panoramlo view of
London to tiie east and north and
the country to the west. So miletly
and smoothly do the cars move thut
a senso of security and freedom frnm
all risk Is Imparted' The wheel has
linen constructed undor the personal
Superintendence of Mr. Bnesett, who
was also Its designer, It was begun
early last year, and is built throughout of steel.. It has an altitude Ol
800 feel. The axle, avhich is 7 fret
In diameter, is support ai on elgbt columns 160 in height. Around tlie
Wheel are swung forty cars, which, are
spacious and comfortably furnished,
and each oi which la capable of holding from .'if! to 40 passengers. These
cars nre Ut feet long by <j feet wide.
and, avith a height ol io feet, weigh
8 l-i tons each. Tliere will be ,i
promenade at the top of the towers,
t/i be reached by a avatnr-balanc.ed
lift, which avlll make frequent journeys
In both directions.���London Time-.
Cups of chased silver are much liked
by the elite for serving tea nnd Ice
cream ; tho linings lire of finely-de-
corat"d porcelain, ami spoons to match
are part, of the set.
Haverly���Do you consider horseback  riilinir good exercise?
Austere���Most decidedly���jor the
liorse. nil MMinniiimi iw immimtlLmWsWnWnWnlnmMU
G. A. McBain ft Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Don't fail io take advantage of the big
bargain, this week at Leisers.
Mr. Ed McKim is erecting a net cottage on his Iat on Kenwood Heights.
Tk* cage tbat Jack Roe is building for
'bis bird is about the finest in town.
Tbt hospital received flowers durirj
tbe fu��t week from Mr. John J. R. Miller ami Mrs. Willemar.
Tbe base-ball match between th- single
ud married men's team last Saturday
retailed in a draw.   Scoie 16.
AU boy* S4.00 and $;.o-> suits to be
cleared at $3.25 at Leiser's.
Miss barah Lewis and Miss Maggie
Harrigan left on the ft*., Joan Friday for
Victoria to attend school,
I). C. McDonald has sold his new
building corner 2nd street ami Duns*
uuir ave., to S. H. Kiggs.
.State rooms and berths nn tlie ss. Joan
fnr tbt excursion to Vancouver, Sept. 7th
ran be secured onlv of J. li. McLejn,
Tbt rumour tbat Alex. Sharp was
about to resign his position as superintendent of thc Wellington Colliery is
witnout foundation.
500 pairs of wool socks to be cleared
at Ji.jo per dozen ai Leiser's.
SSALKD TENDERS will be received by
tbt undersigned up 10 noon of Saturday
September 7th for the construct ion of a
uertion of the Nanaimo and Comox
Trunk road.
Pitas and specifiraliens can be seen at
my office The lowest or any tender not
Deccessanly accepted.
S. Creech, flov. Agent.
A brgt and well assorted line of sain
pies of suiting and overcoating lor fall
��ad winter.
Come along antl leave your orders, as
this it the place where you get value for
jotir money.
Remember   the   place���   over Cheap
Jebn's store.
D. C. McKemie, Agent.
. At Methodist church next Sunday,
mauling subject-- Christian evolution;
evening subject.���Circles and crusts.
Al now Presbyterian church���mnrnint,':
T"be bouse of ihe Lord n source of glad-
ten; evening���Little Auric tear not
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.
On Friday the 30th inst, there will be
an excursion from Nai'uimo to Unum un.
der tlie auspices ot -he Y. 1', S. C E.
On the return trip the boat will leave Como*-; wharf about 6 p. in; return tare .1��'(.00
Professor   Seymour   will   commence, I
next Saturday evening- Auy. 31st a series i
ot lectures un   Phrenology   at   tiiL-   uiu I
���School House.
'Ihe ball at Piket's   lull   la-a   evening
doubtless*. Insi some of its votaries on .ic
count of the tree social elsewi-ere. I here
were eiiouyh couples to till the rtoorj antl
it is pronounced one of the pleas.mtest
affairs ot" iis kind this season. Every*
bony waned lor the ball, consequently
there were not many to enjo; ihe musical treat which was ^iveo as .1 kind ot*
Alio. 21.���The Tepic left with 402 tons
of wash nut coal lor me C. P. tt.
AUO.    32.���The Coquitlam  left  with
22 inns of wash nut.
AIM J. 24.--The Mineola left with 3200
tons of coal lor San Francisco.
AUG.��� 25.���The   Bon mo re   left   wiih
1,000 urns of coal for Tampico.   Mexico.
The Queen City   arrived,   Sunday   to
load for S in Francisco
The Costa Rica is in.
The famous steam yacht   Elennnr  ar* .
rived Monday on her  return   trip from .
Alaska. '
Gigantic loving Sale
mmm & co,
To save U.e expense and trouble
of moving oup stock of Cry Goods
Clothing, Gents' Furnishings to our
new store, we have decided to give
the buying public of Union and vicinity an opportunity to save money at our expense
SaJn   starts   Thursdny   morning
(Aug-. U2) und continues for 15 days.
Hakciains In
Please coma early and avoid thc
1st Store in   William's   Block
round corner from Printing office.
Having taken iliir, boiisp, except  the
liar,  I  sliall  hi: flensed  lo itoeLe  llie
lull ion.ij-t: ol lhe pulilir.
I'oai.l per iveiilc,      $5,
Single meals ��� 25 re -Is.
' T.j, I'iercy.
Thk annual
and Industrial
Thursday, Oct. 3d.
At Courtenay,  B. C.
    UNION   BRICK   YARD   B.  0.	
Manufacturers of Handmade  Sand   Stock   Bricks.
Special   I'ltllerjis  Nnw On  Hand  Fur Chimney  Head-, Cornices Eic
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time Table  No.  24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. oa Friday,   April   5th    1896.   Trains
run on Pacific Standard
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Ou Fridays,  Saturdays ar.d Sur.dnyg
Itutiirn Ticl'i'lH  will ba  ins-iidf Imfwcun  till
potnis for a fni'u mid n c*.*mrtcr, kom] (or re*
Miiiii.ot tutor ih-*.!! Sunday.
Ft*-turn TlekVla for nnt* nn<1 u half ordinary
fnro mny bn   pi it ohn rod' dally to all imiittH,
mmd for h('\"ii il ,v". Iiioludintt cif-y uf Is+m**.
No Itoturn TU k**'n U in;.J for a fnro ttrud
(���uai'UT wlioro llu   -.ni-.*;!    lur-- iti nvonty-flv
Thr*mu*h ratofl h**.tW"��*it VHor-n and Ooino*^-
MltuiiKO lUidCointmrn* o  TfcJvuttnn l*e��>b
tuinti-U*iinM**li<-ni;Mii u* ti*;l,i*t A; cm. Victoria
I)*iichii'.s ctiid Natiit;ni" Simidii*-.
l*i(j**idi*i". Gtn'l Surpt
fl��n. Vn.iultt -titil I'm-MT-jer /ist*
Drs  Lawrence & Weslwocd.
Physicians end Surgeons.
xnxxo7<r b.c.
('oiirnit'iij * i tl fllu Kay will bit vialie-1 t-vi-rj
Wl'dliO 'la) all * n i mm f> r Ibu *n.r]iHf i* i**f tun
Pnt'ents n> n dlttam-o wil* rocotva m-rly at
tout ion on rot'olpt of tclepi.onc inontHgu*
1 WM
ll'l'll   B   M Ih SIS lli
<m^ ^^SM^m^^m^^&i^^m&^^mm^^^'^
We expect our fall
stock to arrive al)out
September ist and until that date we will clear
the following   lines  of
summer goods
less of cost.
2000 yards nf Flannelette tn 20 yds for $1.00.
3000   " in White Cotton "15  "     **   1.00.
2500   " English  Prints   " 10 cts.
10 iioz. Ladies Blouses ut 35. 45, 65. and 100
20 doz. Ladies Vests      " 25, <-ach
500 vds Colored Cashmere (�� 22*/'
250 Mens Fancy Wool Shirts " $1.25
300    "        "  1.00
50 doz. Turkish  Towels        "    1.00 per doz.
Regular price 10 cents.
"    10    "
"   15 cts.
50 cents
"     40    "
"       " I2.00
"     1.50
"    1.75
We are still showing
com[)lcte lines in Groceries, Dry Goods,
Clothing, Boots and
Shoes, Hardware ancl
all discription of general


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