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NO. 159.        UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 1895.     $2.00 PER YEAR
Has just received a large consignment of
Staple Dry Goods, Imported Direct from
Stewart &  McDodald's,  Glasgow.
These goods are of the Lati'st Stylus and Pattern's,
and being of the Bkst Manufacture,
are Wakki:.\ti:ii to give Satisfaction,
The General Grocery  business  will  be
conducted as usual at ROCK BOTTOM
figures and every effort will be made by
the undersigned to cater to the requirements
of his numerous customers.
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ICE   OIRj^JaAM.  pablors
Union, B.0, -*-
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
FRUIT Ja. 8~���\CXJa.7L,T~:
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Ike Aho** Store* Adjoin, Witera Everything of tba Beat in their Seepective
linea will be found.
A. W. Mclntyre Prop.
Fall   Neckwear
in all thc Latest Styles
Fall   Shirts
in   Endless Variety
Fall   Suiting
in all the Newest  Styles
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of fanning property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo. B. C
P. O. Drawer 17
UNION, l), C.
j. iiia'cr, pjtKs.
W. S. DICKSON, Slx'y & TRI'.AS.
OWN FROM 6 A. M. TO 1 A. SI.
Miss B.B. Williams,
Teacher of Music, Shorthand
and Typewriting
ifeenls cat) have free u.c of Typewriter
ami riana for practice.
Gurnsey Tilden
Stoves, everywhere famous,
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AI,D    Repairing
Thursday, Evening Nov. 28
By the Rev. Up. Young
Preceded with songs, duets
and solos
Hev. Mr. i^gan of Ctililiwaek will
ooaupy tne ehatr.
Admission Free    Colleciion at
the   close.
Ditr Mr, Klitorj��� Nothing can Im of
greater interest tu the di.tr c thou .Iiu correspondence carried oa in your oulomui,
under tho titlo of "Household atf.ira."
la your issue < I Sect, I'.ltn, you give ua
a loiter from Cu id, whioh ought cert.iuly
to have beau entitled "a Aivritt orrin "
Thn fiinilameiital bui. of hia Utter savors ol
entire <: I'lDirv with the stupidity of interfering with a leminine correspondence He i.
certainly out of plaee in saying anything at
all Hih eunrnunieation smells io muoh ol
turiiiNu. while for pecuniary reuoua he
seeks to concern himielf with washing and
cleaning. That ia the opinion of tome may
entitle him to au opiuioa on thia qnestiou
corro ponding te the motive thae lead* him
to a life of tbi. kind.
This woman of ours, I'lyec'tri'i*. is oue of
the greatest emgniaa of nature It ia alwaya
the nieu who write a riddle (Aat .tee people
to Iw enigmas. They foolishly aiuuaie that
t ere i��, or can be a persoi without euuie
ii ixlnr. of character. Strange, it ia, tbat
tuuh a uiixmra of the Mhiccuij.s wuh the
srui'iu .hould oomplalu of the beautiful at
a 1 Tne reason *��by woman leade tbe van
uf civilizitiou and correct, the standard's of
rectitude at oue tne and hot amothu, to
the mind of Oupid. i. that ihe due, not do
it at .11, hut only skumm to do so. So t.ya
Cupid. Tae hutory uf worn tu i. an untnU-
tah.able eviilenee nf a steady, uooh��nging
progress towo-da higher womanhood;
and if vie i.appeu to meet one unfortunate
wo'iian, that ie no evidence agaiint tho law
oi auoh pr,j>.reia, hut ae ihjie; tobi brought
ui d��r ite inllueuca. But tnat tbe woman of
today ia a butter type thau formerly it
proven by the hind of home we have now
compare,! to what we once had, end the existence ot inelitutioua direotly the outcome
of fuiiuuitie intelligence. But I muat atop
aasuojing that Cupid ia againat her, for ae
I rend on I am aururit.-d te find him plaiting her in the mott beautiful oolor.��� a con-
tiadiotiou to hit lirat statements, and not
ev. n complaining that the Lord bad hi.
paint atolcn and therefore bail to leave her
iuiptrfoot. Tneu comes tbe riddle agaiu io
the next >eatence that tbis seemingly good
lieing Ult imperfect it) the firat place and
fallen hack three eealaree into oarWisin,
atill aparklca with beavbnly beauty and hu
a gentle woman'a heart." ' -Aud now cornea
the ata'emeat ' hat ana atftpailsK-j au. bb-
inun IS chuatiov Tnatiauiy opinion,
bnt how it can uoeaibly be Oopid't it Very
difficult to ondertUue*. Uow a combination
of coutiadictiont oau direct the beat Itt'tiee to
niece* a may be plaiu to Cupid but not to
ordinary murtala.
But now we come to Cupid't reason evi>
d"mly, for hi. opm.o a co .earning her bar-
bariam; namely, that .he complaiaa of the
aervility aud oppreaaion of ber eouaort, bemoan ng her dutiea a* houaehold slavery.
Surely an ev deuce nlaupcrtority isseisitve-
r,e.�� to bad treatment, aud the lirat to mane
a successful alave it au igunraut, luriiaric
nature*. The sense ot wroug dime, ia au
evidence of a great nature and not of stupidity. It it iguoruio. and heartle anete Itias
put. up with aurvility and oppreuiou and
not intelligence; and tbia i. Whaie ahe
ahow. her t,ad nature to uupi.t ��\ hen you
lind a conservatism iu favor of liberty, and
0)04.1 treatment, yos will lind progioi'i for
a. a matter of faot, truth only oum ia to
those who question the finality of preaent
couilitiona, and if tho alave had never been
taught tho right to freedom, progreti from
alevtry to liberty, would never bave beeu
brought ul>out. Theu again, aayt Cupid
man ha. given her all. poaaible aaeittauce,
aod everything that goea to make work
easier ia tbe gift of man. Itut what ia the
hiatory of the in. u that have invented theae
thing., and unfolded the hidden truth to
human ty 1 In every ou-e the goniue to do
an .tauda ennneoted with a good wife or a
good mother. Show ine the men who ever
did auytnir.it to make life eaay and happy-
whoae character eould not be traced to tha
direot iulliience of a good woman. Look
over the name, nf John Rutkiu and hia
mother, Abraoi Lincoln and hit mother,
John Wesley and bia mother, President
Cleveland and hia mother, Geo. Stevenaon
and hia mother, Lord Macaulay and hit
mother, WKf.lad.toneand hit wif., Lird
Aberdeen and bit wife, Sir Chan Dilkt and
hi. wife, Sir W. Lawaon aod hia wife, and
Lord Somerset ami hia wife. Who are the
tnccestful men ? Mark <��uy Pearse, Hugh
H. Hughes, Joseph Parker, Dr, Parkhnrat,
and Mr. Spurgeon. In almoat every caao
ynu have the suoeotifal man with a good
wile. But we ueod ouly look at what
would bn the kind of aociety derived fro.n
Cupid's reasouing who by the way impresses
ine as a ba.hulor whoae distant uiaaouliue
feeling at exhibited iu hit letter would make
aud leave society iuto a cold, hard, impenetrable and brutish cm'itinii aud
would ultimately reault in making life insufferable, without the finer feeliug of feminine influence Eo modify matcnlina barbarism
Now, Mr. K liter, what about the last paragraph aa to man being tbe inatruutor iu
household alldra, dressmaking aud cooking,
etc? The truth ie tm the other tide, The
woman often makes the masculine dreaa,
the uian the feminine dreaa, aeldom. Fi*
ually comes an inainnation that the present
women utterly useless for aay thing but novel
reading aud gossiping and this to the mil-
ery of his ami! Bat surely we don't want
mschinea to a.sist novel reading and gossip*
ing. If some of this brings disgust to him mor��
would brmg greater miters. Aud now
in closing, let me say that thn latter rear
nning it a fair sample of the wholt  of Ou
Goods ni half price At Leisci*! new
Hcphee & Moore
TJ2Q IOIsT 6c GOJJ~lrT~Zl-ArZ'
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries,
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc*
pid't communication, lie wishes to say
totnething that he doea not know, and in
trying to do it he gives ut a cosmopolitan
mixture of expretsiont from which we can
derive nothing, and leaves ua with an impression that at tome period he hot lieen
disappointed by the fair sex, no doubt by
putting iuto practical operation the mixed
vieivt he aow holds ia theory.
Yourt truly,
0. F., Union.
The aecond entertainment of the Concert
Lscture Courae took place laat Thursday
evening at Uraee Methnditt churoh. Aa at
the tint one, (he letting capacity wu increased by the introduction of chain, and
all were required.
I'he entertainment opened with an anthem which waa admirably rendered. Foi.
lowing thia waa a recitation by Mint Tarbell,
a yonug girl of aboot a dozen summers. She
had not been heard before here, aod her ren
dition was a moot agreeable surprise, evincing muoh nathral talent and litelligent
training. Another aurp'se wat in store
when Mite Daniels appeared. She waa ao
smalt the cull so-rcely be seen, but had
inch sweetnest and compos, of voice, and
eo well managed It, at to fill the audieuce
with a thrill of delight. A male quartette
finished this part of the programme, and
the entertaining for the remainer nf the evening was entrusted to ltev. Mr Baer with
hia dissolving views. It cooldu't have been
in better hands. The instrument was a
powerful one presenting a picture upon tha
canvass of great size aud beauty. The ae
lentirmt were well mode. S'urting at
Kqnimalt the endienre wat taken arnnud
to Viotori* whose scenic beauties were dis-
elmwd with cb.-minii effect. Then a jump
wa. taken to N inaimo, and from there to
Port Simeon in the far north. In a twinkling the audience wero ta''en to Vancouver
Tbe horrors of the great Frszer valley tlood
were teen, and then a move made to Kant-
Imps, and Ca-riboo and itt mining inictet
w-re portrayed; and then down into the
Kootenay section the lime lights flashed.
The most gorgeous an-, Iwwilderiug seines
were exhibited along the line of the C. P.
K , the Selkirk and Kooky monnteiiis stand
ing nut from the canvass in a'l their auhliiti
ity and grandeur. The lecturer doirihed
the varioua view* presented, in a hnmeroua
wav. interfusin; his rennrVs with witty
anecdotes, inimitably told, keeping the and
ienoe in tho belt of humor, and at timet
convnlsing them with laughter. But when
the msj.etie Rockies were retched, the
manner end langnage of the >eotarer choused, into unison with the sublimity of aud
awfnl grandeur of tbe towering and frowning heithtt. Oooe past these, tbe ainooth-
nest of hit language, and the mellow cadence of hia voice brought down tha aud-
ienoe from its eca'aey nf excitement to the
calmness and restfulnosa of the plains���tho
great ocean of the prairies.
Thit aat the olose of tbe entertainment
proper, hut to please the boys, as he taid,
for keepieg such good order, he presented
on oanvtss the laughable ehose of Messrs
Lone; and .Short by the Bengal tiger. It
was intensely amusing.
Mr. and Mrs, lUrrignr will give n
dance in their ncw hotel, Willinms' Block,
oa Monday, Nov. 2nd. Admission $1.50
a couple.
There will be a Lime Light
presentation of the
China and Japan
Thun day   Evening,    Nov.  28
By a .Japanese Lecturer
trom Vancouvar.
25 cents.
n t e r t a i n i n g
1 li e p c o p I c
with delicious
strains of nt ll-
sic >>s vhal
the I." nion brat*
band did Sal-
u r i'a y evening
for the fir at
tunc since they have been organized, ft
is scarcely three months since Thk Nkws
published its invitation for everyone who
wonld like to join a band to send in his
name and address. A few responded.
The invitation was renewed and more
names sent in and then a meeting was
called. Hut lew attended. After two nr
three more attempts a sufficient number
became interested and committees were
appointed to canvass for subscriptions.
A sufficient amount was obtained to procure a few instruments, and the service,
of Mr. August t.'rbain of Nanaimo, .inexperienced bandmaster were obtained as
a leader- I'lie Colliery Co. assited in eV-
ery way in its power, and the old Reading
Kooin II,iii building was secured as a
place for practice, through its liberality.
Since then the band has made great
progress. Last Saturday evening it gave ';'
the people a-.ample of its musical abilities. It was an aureeable strrpi'ise.
Marcliing tip Dunsmuir avenue from its
ball, it halted in front of .Mr. K.I). Little's
residence lon�� enough to play two or three
pieces, and then proceeding to tht Wa-
verlev Hotel from whose verandah it dis-
coursed sweet music to the delight of a
laitfe concourse of people who were quick
ly attracted to the place. Then forming
they marched down in front of THE NEWS
v, hero tliey plaved for some minutes in su
pcrb style, and tu numbers quite as large
as had jjfeeitd them at the The Waverley.
When the music ceased, Mr. Whitney,
who was standing in the window of his
ollice, addressed them as lolto.is:
''Gentlemen ofthe Union band: I thank
you most heartily for the compliment of
your visit, and for thc enjoyment you have
anorded me in common with others by
your excellent music. Vour appearance
this evening ts an agreeable surprise and
proves that yen have made goud use of
your opportunities, i am proud of the
progress you have made in so brief a
time, and trust that you will continue to
improve until your reputation be second
to no band in the Province, I congratulate yon on what you have accomplished
and the people of L'nion that at last they
have a band of their own. I trust you
may soon be able to give a concert for
your own benefit, and can assure you that
then and at all times you may depend on
all the help which Thk NEWS is able to
extend.   Again I thank you."
The band responded by playing an appropriate air, and tl.cn proceeded to
the residence of Mi. Alex. (Irani, whom
ii complimented wilh a few tunes. The
band alsn paid a visit to the dwelling of Mr
K. II. Smith. At every place at which
lhey called thev were hospitably entertained and among the citizens generally
their appearance created much enthusiasm, and their playing mosl favorable
Nov. 12. The Rainbow left with ;��7
tons of coal for the C.I'.N. Victoria
Thc Tepic left with 407 tons of big
coal for the C.P.R., Vancouver,
Nov. 23. The str. Danube left with
167 tons of coal for the C.I'.N. Vicioria.
Nov. 23. The Thistle took 33 tons of
coal for the vessels use.
Nov.���. The Coquitlam left for Vancouver, with 28 tons of coal.
The Minnrola arrived Monday and
left Tuesday the 26th. with 3300 tons of.
coal for San Francisco for orders.
The San Mateo is dud to night.
The Progressist is snppo-cd lo be ���st'tt
in tbe dock for repass.
m. l^U\   \v*-A\Vn  ^
���"���M*'" ! myself ngain.   Then I will do as you
  ask, and if thoro is any    sensibility
i aftor death you shall know it."    M.
Can the Head Think Alter it is *S��^?yq^abP^i^^a**^'1^tJ^*^i-S
Au F-lut'ittt-il Snlij-'t I I*roiiiit*��*. to A iih weru
Question After tht* Fall of the Kulfe-
The Attempt u Made��� Wm thit Move*
nn ill of I III' I*.*, I'llil It I'llliM lilllh OtlO?
A sensational .*uul gruesome story
cornea Irom Laval, that Ilttlo town
In Franco where tho guillotine has
Just dispensed Ita latest stroke of justice ln decapitating Abbe Bruneau.
Tho must interesting mystery thut
has ever occupied thc thought-s of intelligent men. and that which alono
has persistently caused speculation on
the part of every thinker, has been
tho uncertainty ns to whether a dissevered head retained its consciousness for even a single Instant after it
had left the body. An effort to solve
this problem, as probably the first
well-arranged plan to that end, was
made In the case of the execution of
Bruneau, and tho details have just
been given to tho public, details that
aro startling, and hold the interest
as none othor thau such a subject
can hold it. Bruneau was an educated
and intellectual man. That he was a
murderer, proved in one Instance and
suspected of several others, does not,
unfortunately, affofrd any ground for
suspecting the high standard of his
intellect. He had studied many of tlie
sciences, understood medicine so as to
be quite proficient in its practice, was
a student of languages, and generally
possessed of more than tho average
information. But in him there was a
taint of ,
for he indulged in prayers while be
was an inmate of a mojnastery, and
at the same time he despoiled his associates of their loos2 jewelry and anything else of value that he could lay
his hands on, terminating his career
with the murder of Abba Tricot and
throwing his bojily down a well.
One evening about a month ago the
governor of tlie prison at Laval was
visited by M. Dominique, who presented an order signed by the President
of tlfo Republic, calling upon thc governor to permit the advocate to go
to the cell of Bruneau and converse
with the condemned without witnesses. " Bruneau," said M. Dominique, " I have come to speak to you
witli great frankness and upon a subject thut is painful to approach and
terrible to discuss, but you are a man
of more than ordinary intellect, and I
know you possess unusual courage. My
errand to yon is not to acquaint you
with the unhappy termination of my
labors in yokir interest, bnt to present to yob a matter that you mny
Iks willing to entertain, and agree to
an experiment that If (successful will
be,onc of the
of the times. You are a scientific man
by education; so am I, and we know
..that the problem of whether or not a
gleam of feeling or sensation remains
in the human brain ouo second after
the head leaves the body, is one of tho
most interesting that bus ever puzzled the minds of scientific men. This
problem has never been solved for the
��� i reason, I believe, that those who have
heretofore been guillotined, who were
sufficiently intelligent to make such
a compact as I am about suggesting
to you, had no oae to make the compact with, and those from whom physicians attempted to learn were
frightened before the knifo fcjl. In you
Intelligence and courage are combined."
"What do you want mo to do?"
*'I want you to communicate with
me after your execution. I want you
by means 01 a prearranged signal to
convey to me the information that
your brain is capable of understanding
what I Kiiy to it, that thore Is a continuity of thought In your mind, that
has not instantaucously paralyzed
your will power, hap not ended your
capacity to respond to a question If
put to you a second after the blow.
It is a terrible ordeal, an awful experience 1 am forcing upon you, but
consider the Incomparable service it
will be to science, the great satisfaction it will be lo the scientific world."
Bruneau paced his cell excitedly ;
even Ilia Iron nerve was severely tried
by tlie terrors of his position, and
tlie horrible proposition liis advocate
made h'm. His lace was ashen, but
h.s voice wats firm as he replied;
'Then you Wisli my���my head to
speak '.'"
"Not speak, but to give some sign
of understanding. Tho rapid hemorrhage probably weakens the physical
Bond tion ni tho head so quickly as
to make speak.ng quite Impossible,
but It may not be efficiently rapid
tn prevent some muscuia^r movement
in tiie face,"
"What is your plan?"
"Jt is this: At lho instant of your
docapltntlou I shall Btand beside M.
in il.i.'i*. and before thu, knife falls I
shall mut tor bo ,\ fjii may hear me an
admonition to remember our agreement! and at once, upon the knife
having dono Its work, I shall raise
your head close to mine and shall say,
If you aro conscious at the instant
and realize the meaning'of my words
you aro to signify it by lowering and
raising tho lid of your oyo twice.
By those two motions you will do
moro for tho scientific world than
any human beiug who has over lived.
Will you do It?"
Bruneau controlled his emotions to
a marvellous extent. Ho ceased hla
nervous walk and threw himaelf upon
his cot. For a few momenta he was
lost In thought, and made no response;
then ho raised his head ami murmured : "It would bn impossible tomorrow. 1 am unnerved and I cannot master ray feelings.   I must have
nu-r-I'erier, explaining the situation
and asking the delay, or requesting
; that the President grant hlin a personal audience. A few hours later the
following reply was received: "Pont-
Bur-Setne, August S7�����Tho President
will receive M. Dominique, barrister,
on tho day after to-morrow."
M. Dominique attended lhe President as the despatch called for, but
the crime of the abbe was so grave
that the chief executive
The advocate returned with all
haste to Laval and the execution was
fixed for tho morning of August 80th.
At midnight tbe crowd began to assemble in the Place do Palais l tho
i ommLssalre of Police, at the head of
a strong detachment, cleared the
centre of the open space, and defined
the boundary of the crowd by means
Of Chains stretched from tree to tree.
At 1 o'clock the crowd had grown to
sueh proportions that a detachment
Of 600 reservea from the One Hundred nnd Twenty-Fourth Regiment
was called out to aid tho police, and
Colonel Perard, in command, was
obliged to station his men eight rows
deep inside the chains to keep the
populace from breaking through.
Large numliers of people came from
the surrounding towns, and tho pup-
ore the next day estimated that there
were 10,000 people at the place of
execution. At 10 minutes to 5 that
morning all was ready and Bruneau
was offered the customary glass of
brandy to strengthen hlui In his last
trial. But this ho refused. *' It Is
needless,' said he. " I want nothing.'
But they insisted, ami he finally consented to take a cup of coffee with
a little rum. At thi'*! moment bis advocate stepped beside him and he
whispered words that were not heard
by tho others standing about. But
Bruneau replied In a voice sufficiently
loud to attract attention,
I have practised aud will respond to
your question,'
M. Dei bier took possession of the
condemned, signed the receipt to the
Governor, and tlie cortege resumed
Its way to the guillotine. Bruneau'**;
hands were tied behind him, his feet
were tied at the iuikles. it was ten
minutes to five. As the great gate
of the prison opened ths troops came
to present arms; the crowd was
hushed; everyone within tho enclosure removed his hat; Bruneau was
self-possessed aud resolute ; tlie chaplain walked directly before the condemned man aud endeavored in that
way to conceal tho guillotine from
his view. But he saw it quickly, ami
at a few steps from it he hesitated
and stopped. Singularly enough, at
this very moment the sun rose and
its first ray foil upon tho glistening
knife that was high In tho air. Bruneau saw it, but hie hesitancy was
but for an instant; tho chaplain embraced him, and said some words of
comfort and embraced him the second time; he kissed the crucifix that
was held liefore him, and ten thousand people, as still as death, looked
down upon him. At this moment the
aids of M. Deibler
by either shoulder and threw him
over on thc bascule, and, quicker than
it can be told, hla head rested directly beneath the grooves down which
the knife slips in itsl errand of justice,
The advocate stood directly beside
the basket and opposite to M. Deibler, and, as tho knife was loosened,
he leaned over and whispered) the prearranged words to Bruneau. The
head had not touched tho sawdust
in the basket when the advocate
reached forth his hand, and seizing
the hair of the Abbe, he lifted the
head up to his face and appeared to
whisper something in its ear. Tbe
entire audience stood thunderstruck and speechless, the troops
remained at present arms, until
slowly, hesitatingly, and with disappointment marked In every feature,
the ndvocatc gently returned the
head to tlie basket and turned away.
It was then Just five minutes to
M. Dominique explains In his own
language the teu seconds following
the decapitation and during which he
held the dissevered head: " When
I lifted the head from tho basket,
doing it so quickly that even the
sawdust had no opportunity to attach itself to the bloody neck, the
and looking at me With every appearance of Intelligence and understanding, without losing a second l
exclaimed, 'Reply, reply, quick!' As
1 uttered these words tho eyelid of
the left eye drooped spasmodically
and raised again. I hesitated a second and repeated my words, but
there was no motion, and I exclaimed excitedly, 'For God's sake, reply
again f There was a quivering in the
cy lid and the lashes acemcl to waver
as though stirred by the wind, but
there was no motion ; the features
became set. tlio lines of tho face
more marked, and within six seconds
from the fall of the knife tho head
was unmistakably dead. My effort
to solve the mystery of tho duration
of the life after decapitation failed."
Talmage Denounces tlie Gambling
Accessories of the Turf.
An Irish corporal, wlio now and
then indulged in a noggin of right
poteen, was thus accosted by his
captain, whilst standing at ease:
"Pat, what makes your nose so
red V" "FInse yer honor," said Pat,
"I always blushes when I spakes to
an officer."
Mother���I don't like tho looka of
that boy who has Just moved in next
Small Son���Nuther do I. He's awful *vlry, and I'm afraid when it
cornea to gettln' acquainted I'll be
the one to get licked.
Merry larks are ploughmen's clocks.
No Sin tu Own ftnd Ride Behind �� Fast
Horse���A Com fort lug Thooght fur ��u-
lucky Plungers. Worm* Kuln ln HVtnnlug
it Bet lluiii In Lot-luR It.
In ids sermon in New York on Sunday, Rev. Dr. Talmage discusses a
topic which for months past has been
a familiar one In the dally press, viz.:
"The Dissipations of the Race Course."
His text was Job xxxlx., 19, 21, 26 :
"Hast thou given the horse strength?
Hast thou clothed bis neck with
thunder? He paweth In the valley and
rejolceth; he go-eth on to meet the armed men. He salth among the trumpets,
ha. ha! and he smcllcth the battle afar
off, the thunder of the captains, and
the shouting."
We have recently had long columns
of Intelligence from the race course
and multitudes flocked to the watering places to witness equine competition, and there is lively discussion In
all households about the right and
wrong of such exhibitions of mettle and
speed, and when there is a heresy
abroad that the cultivation of a horse's
fleetness is an Iniquity instead of a
commendable virtue���at such a time a
sermon li demanded of every miniater
who would like to defend public morals
on the one hand and wbo ls not willing
to see an unrlght-eous abridgement of
Innooen't amusement on the other. In
this discussion I shall follow no ser-
monlc precedent, but will give independently what I consider the Christian and common sense view of this
potent, all absorbing and agitating
question of the turf.
There needs to be a redistribution of
coronets among the brute creation. For
ages the lion has been called the king
of beasts. 1 knock off its coronet and
put the crown upon the horse, in every
way nobler, whether in shape or spirit
or sagacity or intelligence or affection
or usefulness. He is semihuman, and
knows how to reason on a small scale.
The centaur of olden times, part horse
and part man, seems to be a suggestion
of the fact that the horse Is something
more than a beast. Job ln my text sets
forth his strength, his beauty, his majesty, the panting of his nostril, the
pawing of his hoof, and his enthusiasm
for the battle. What Hosa Bonheur did
for the cattle and what Landseer did
for the dog, Job with mightier pencil
does for the horse. Eighty-eight times
does the Bible speak of him. He comes
Into every kingly procession and Into
every great occasion and Into every
triumph. It ls very evident that Job
and David and Isaiah and Ezekiel and
Jeremiah and John were fond of the
horse. He comes Into mueh of their
imagery. A red horse���that meant
war. A black horse���that meant famine. A pale horse���that meant death.
A white horse���that meant victory.
Uood Mordecal mounts him while Hainan holds the bit. The church's advance in the Bible is compared to a
company of horses of Pharoah's char-
lot. Jeremiah cries out, "How canst
thou contend with horses?" Isaiah
says, "The hone's hoofs shall be counted as flint," Miriam claps her cymbals
and sings, "The horse and the rider
hath he thrown Into the sea." St.
John, describing Christ as coming forth
from conquest to conquest, represents
him aa seated on a white horse. In the
parade of heaven the Bible makes us
hear the clicking of hoofs on the** golden
pavement as it says, "The armies which
were in heaven followed him on white
horses." I should not wonder if the
torse, so banged and bruised and beaten and outraged on earth, should have
some other plaee where his wrongs
shall ba righted. I 'do not assert it,
but I say 1 should not be surprised if,
after all. St. John's descriptions of the
horses in heaven turned out not altogether to be figurative, but somewhat
As the Bible makes a favorite of the
lorse, the patriarch, and the prophet,
md the evangelist, and the apostle
stroking his sleek hide and patting
his rounded neck and tenderly lifting
his exquisitely formed hoof and listening with a thrill to the champ of his
bit, au all great natures in fall ages have
spoken of him In encomiastic terms.
Virgil In his Qeorgics almost seems
to plagiarize from this description in
the text, so much are the descriptions
alike���the description of Virgil and the
description of Job. The Duke of "Wellington would not allow anyone irreverently to touch hie old war horse Copenhagen, on whom he had ridden fifteen
hours without dismounting at Waterloo, and when old Copenhagen died, Ids
master ordered a military salute fired
over hla grave. John Howard showed
that he did not exhaust all his sympathies in pitying the human race, for
when sick he writes home, "Has my
old chaise horse become sick or spoiled V" There is hardly any passage of
French literature mure pathetic, than
the lamentation over the death of the
war charger, Marchegay, Walter
Sctftt has su much admiration for this
divinely honored creature of God that
in "St. Ronan's Well" he orders the
girth slackened and the blanket thrown
over the smoking Hanks, Edmund
Burke, walking In the park at Beacons-
field, musing over the past, throws his
arms around the worn-out horse of his
dead son Richard, and weeps upon the
horse's neck, the horse seeming to
Sympathize In the memories. Rowland
Hill, the great English preacher, was
caricatured because in his family prayers he supplicated for the recovery of
a sick horse, but when the horse got
welt, contrary to all the prouhecles of
the farriers, the prayer did not seem
nuite so much of an absurdity.
But what shall 1 say of the maltreatment of this beautiful and wonderful
creature of GodV If Thomas Chalmers
In his day felt called upon to preach
a sermon agains* cruelty to animals,
how much more in this day is there a
need of reprehensive discourse. All
honor to the memory of Professor
Bergh, the chief apostle for the brute
creation, for the mercy he demanded
and achieved for this king of beasts. A
man who owned 4,000 horses, and some
say, 40,000, wrote In the Bible, "A
righteous man regardeth the life of
his beast." Sir Henry Lawrence's care
of the horse was beautifully Christian.
He says: "I expect we shall lose Conrad, though I have taken so much care
nf him that he may come in cool. 1
always walk him the last four or five
miles, and as I walk myself the first
hour, it is only in the middle of the
journey we get over the ground." The
Ettrick Shepherd ln his matchless "Am
broelal Nights" speaks of the maltreat
ment of the horse as a practical blasphemy. 1 do not believe In the transmigration of souls, but I cannot very
severely denounce the Idea, for when I
see men who cut and bruise and whack
and welt and strike and maul and outrage and Insult the horse, that beautiful servant of the human race, who
carrleB our burdens and pulls our plows
and turns our threshers and our mills
and runs for our doctors���when 1 see
men thus beating and abusing and outraging that creature. It seems to me
tnat it would be only fair that the aou-
trlne of transmigration of souls should
prove true, and that for their punishment they should pass over into some
poor miserable brute and be beaten and
whacked and cruelly treated and frozen
and heated and overdriven���Into an
everlasting stage horse, an eternal
traveler on a towpath, or tied to an
eternal post, In an eternal winter,smitten with eternal epizootics!
Oh, is it noi a shame that the brute
oreatlon, which had the first possession
of our world, should be so maltreated
by the race that came ln last���the fowl
and the lish created on the fifth day,
the horse and the cattle created on the
morning of the sixth day, and the human race not created until the evening
or the sixth day? It ought to be that it
auy man overdrives a horse, or feeda
him when he Is hat, or recklessly drives
a nail into the quick of his hoof, or
rowels him to see him prance, or bo
whors him that his fetlocks drop blood,
or puts a oollar on a raw neck, or unnecessarily clutches his tongue with a
twisted bit, or cuts off his hair until he
has no defense against the cold, or unmercifully abbreviates the natural defense against Insectile annoyance���that
such a man as that himself ought to be
made to pull and let his horse ride!
But not only do our humanity and
our Christian principle and the dictates
of God demand that we kindly treat the
brute creation and especially the horse,
but I go farther and say that whatever can be done for the development
of his fleetness and his strength and his
majesty ought to be done. We need to
study his anatomy and his adaptations, I am glad that large books have
been written to show how he can be
best managed and how his ailments
can be cured and what his usefulness
Is and what his capacities are. It
would be a shame If in this age of the
world, when the florist.has turned the
thin flower of the wood into a gorgeous
rose and the pomologlat has changed
the acrid and gnarled fruit of the ancients into the very poetry of pear and
peach and plum and grape and apple
and the snarling cur of the orient has
become the great mastiff, and the miserable creature of the olden times
harnyard has become the Devonshire,
and the Alderney, and the Shorthorn,
that the horse, grander than them all,
should get no advantage from our science or our civilisation or our Christianity. Groomed to the last point of
soft brilliance, his flowing mane a billow of beauty, his arched neck in utmost rhythm of curve, let him be har-
nesBed in graceful trappings and then
driven to the farthest goal of excellence
and then fed at luxuriant oat bins and
blanketed In comfortable stall. The
long tried and faithful servant of the
human race deserves all kindness, all
cure, all reward, all succulent forage
aiul soft litter and paradisaical pasture
field. Those farms In Kentucky and
ia different parts of the north, where
the horse is trained to perfection in
fleetness and in beauty and In majesty,
nn* well set apart. There Is no more
virtue fn driving slow than in driving
fast, any more than a freight train going ten miles the hour Is better than
an express train going fifty.
There ia a delusion abroad in the
world that a thing must be necessarily
good and Christian if It is slow and
dull and plodding. There are very
few good people who seem to imagine
It is humbly pious to drive a spavined,
galled, glandered, spring halted, blind
staggered jade. There ls lot so much
virtue In a Roslnante as in a Bucephalus. We want swifter horses and
swifter men and swifter enterprises,
and the church of God needs to get
off its jog trot. Quick tempests, quick
lightnings, quick streams; why not
quick horses? In the time of war the
cavalry service does the most execution, and as the battles of the world
are probably not all past, our Christian patriotism demands that we be
Interested in equinal velocity. We
might as well have poorer guns in our
arsenals and clumsier ships In our
navy yards than other nations, as to
have under our cavalry saddles and
before our parks of artillery slower
horses. From the battle ot* Granlous,
where the Persian horses drove the
Macedonian infantry Into the river,
clear down to the horses on which
Philip Sheridan and Stonewall Jackson rode into the fray, this arm of the
military service has been recognized.
Hamllcar, Hannibal, Gustavus Adolph-
us, Marshal Ney, were cavalrymen.
In this arm of the service, Charles
Martel, at the battle of Poitiers, beat
bark the Arab invasion. The Carthaginian cavalry, with the loss of only
7U0 men, over the W the Roman army
with the loss of 70,000. In the same
wuy the Spanish cavalry drove bade
the Moorish hordes. Tlie best way io
keep peace In this country and in all
countries Is to be prepared for war,
and there ia no success In such a
cuniest unless there be plenty of
light-footed ohargers. Our Christian
patriotism and our Instruction from
the Word of Uod demand that first of
all we kindly treat the horse, and
then after that, that we develop liis
fleetness, and his grandeur, and his
majesty, and his strength.
But whnt shall 1 say of the effort
being math; In this day on a large
scale to make this splendid creature
of God, this divinely honored being,
an Instrument of atrocious evil? I
make no indiscriminate assault
against the turf. I believe in the turf
if it ean be conducted on right principles and with no betting. There Is
no more harm In offering a prize for
the swiftest racer than there is harm
at an agricultural fair in offering a
prize to the farmer who haa the best
wheat, oi to the fruit grower who has
the largest, pear, or to the machinist
who presents the best corn thrasher,
or in a school offering a prize of a
copy of Shakespeare to the best
reader, or in a household giving a
lump of sugar to the best behaved
youngster. Prizes by nil means, rewards by all means. That is the way
God develops the race. Rewards for
all kinds of well-doing. Heaven itself
is called a prize, "The prize of the
high calling of God in Christ Jesua."
So what Is right in one direction Is
right In another direotion. And without the prizes the horse's iieetnesB
and beauty and strength will never be
fully developed. If It cost $1,000 or
$5,000 or $10,000,    and    the    result   be
achieved, it ls cheap. But the sin begins where the betting begins, for that
Is gambling, or the effort to set that
for whleh you give no equivalent, and
gambling, whether on a large scale or
a small scale, ought to be denounced
of men ae it will be accursed of God.
If you have won 60 cents or $5,000 aa
a w.-ger, you had better get rid ot it.
Get rid of it right away. GHve It te
someone who lost ln a bet, or give It
to some great reformatory institution,
or If you do not like that, go down to
the river and pitch It off the docks.
You cannot afford to keep it. It will
burn a hole ln your purse, It will burn
a hole in your estatu and you will lose
all that, perhaps 10,000 times more���
perhaps you will lose all. Gambling
blasts a man or It blasts his children.
Generally both and all.
What a spectacle when at Saratoga,
or at Long Branch, or at Brighton
beach, or at Sheepshead bay, 'he
horses start, nnd ln a flash $50,000 or
$100 000 change hands! Multitudes
ruined by losing the bet, othero worse
ruined by gaining the htt, lor if a
man lose ln a bet at a horso race he
may be discouraged and quit, but If
he win the bet he ls very apt to go
straight on to belli
An intimate friend, a journalist, who
In the line of hia profession investigated this evil, tells me that there are
three different kinds of betting at
horse races, and they arc about equally
leprous, by auction pools, by Frenoh
mutuals, by what is ealled bookmak-
ing���all gambling, all bad, all ro:tc*n
with Iniquity. There la one wurd that
needs to be written on the brow of
every pool aeller as he sits deducting
hla 3 or 5 per cent and slyly ringing
up more tickets than were sold on the
winning horse���a word to be written
also on the brow of every bookkeeper
who at extra inducements scratches a
horse off of the race and on the brow
of every Jockey who slackens pace
that, according to agreement, another
may win, and written over every
judges' stand and written on every
hoard of the surrounding fences. That
word is "swindle!" Yet thousands bet.
Lawyers bet. Judgea of courts bet.
Members of the legislature bet. Members of congress bet. Professors of religion bet. Teachers and superintendents of Sunday schools, I am told, bet.
Ladles bet, not directly, but through
agents. Yesterday, and every day they
bet, mey gain, they lose, and this summer, while the paranoia swing and the
hands clap and the hunaas deafen,
there will be a multitude of people
cajoled and deceived and cheated, who
will at the races go neck and neck,
neck and neck to perdition.
Cultivate the horse, by all means,
drive him as faat aa you desire, provided you do not Injure him or endanger yourself or others, but be carefu!
and d-o not harness the horse to the
chariot of sin. Do not throw your
jewels of morality under the flying
hoof. Do not under the pretext erf improving the horse destroy a man. Do
not have your name put down la the
ever-Increasing catalogue of those who
aie ruined for both worlds by the dissipation of the American race course.
They say that an honest race course
Is a straight track, and that a dishonest race course is a crooked track-
that is the parlance abroad���but I tell
you that every race track surrounded
by betting men and betting worn****'
and netting customs, is a stialgh!
track���I mean straight down! Christ
asked in one of his gospels, "Is not a
man better than a sheep?" I say yes,
and he is better than all the steeds
that with lathered flanks ever Shot
around the ring at a race course. That
Is a very poor job by which a man in
order to get a horse to oome out a full
length ahead of some other racer an
lames his own morals that he comes
out a whole length behind in the race
set before him.
Do you not realize the fact that there
Is a mighty effort on all sides to-day
to get money without earning it? That
is the curse of all the cities; it ls the
curse of America���the effort to get
money without earning It���and as other forms of stealing are not respoeta-
ble, they go Into these gambling practices. I preach this sermon on square
old-fashioned honesty. I have said nothing against the horse, l have said
nothi.ng against the turf, I have said
everything against their prostitution.
Young men, you go into straightforward industries and you will have better livelihood, and you will have larger
permanent success than you can ever
get by a wager, but you get In with
some of the whiskey, rum blotched
crew which I see going down on the
boulevards, though I never bet, I will
risk this wager, $5,000,000 to nothing,
you will be debauched and damned.
Cultivate the horse, own him If you
oan afford to own him, teat all the
speed he has, If he have any speed in.
him, but be careful which way you
drive. You cannot alwaya tell what
direction a man iB driving in by the
way Ids horses head. In my boyhood,
we rode three miles every Sabbath
morning to the country church. ��W
were drawn by two fine horses. My
father drove. He knew them, anl
they knew him. They were friends.
Sometimes they loved to go rapidly,
and he did not Interfere with their
happiness. He had all of ua In the
wagon with hhn. He drove to the country church. Ths fact ls, that for 82
years he drove in the same direction.
The roan span that I spe-ak of was
long ago unhitched, and the driver
put Up his whip In the wagon hnumr-
-jiever again to take it down, but in.
those good ohl timea I learned something that I never forgot, that a man
may admire a horae and love a horse
.nd be proud of a horse and not always be willing to take the dust of the
preceding vehicle, ami yet be a Chrls-
tlan, an earnest Christian, a humble
Christian, .a consecrated Christian, useful until the last, so that at his death
tlie church of God cries out as Elisha
exclaimed when Elijah went up witli
galloping hmses-of (Ire, "My father,
my father, the chariots of Israel and
the horwmen thereof!"
Mothers should bo warned against
the dangerous effects of consta ut
prattle with their Infants, In the
gradual unfolding aud growing development ot "these very sensitive
creatures it would be wIho to avoid
adding to the almost innumerable
hindrances that beset the young. The
observance of a few simple precautions in tho care or infants will, in
all probability, protect them from
many dangers to which thoy might
otherwise be exposed, and result in
permanent injury,���Annals of Hygiene.
Ue ls the happiest, 'be he king or
peasant, who finds peace in his home.
���I e* ��*��&
Philip walked down the yard to
where tlie master carpenter stood
with his bands thrust Into his trouser
"Do you waut your timber moved?"
lie asked of him.
"Yos, I do," replied the carpenter,
wxa-thfully; "but workmen's so precious Independent nowadays that
tht-y expect their governor to do all
the rough Jobs."
"I want a rough Job," said 1*1.11, his
heart craving for some physical fatigue.
"How much an hour do you want'.1"
usked the carpenter,
"You can pay mo what my work is
worth.   Show mo what is to he done."
Ue wols so earnest that the carpenter gave him the Job at once.
Philip set to work with a will* and
succeeded in giving such satisfaction
that at the end his employer said:
"I>o yon think you could do a bit of
saw-work if you tried ?"
"I da-re say I can 11 you lend me a
saw, and show me what ls to be done."
It wus simple work, and Philip got
through It sii.lis.actoriliy.
At twelve he was told to tako his
dinner hour aoul came back. He worked
lruiu one till six. Altogether he had
done such a tair day's work that the
carpenter, thoroughly pleased with
him, ungnged him to come the next
Philip went home exultant, with
blisters ou his hands, sawdust in his
beard and ttie creases of his clothes,
and a couple of rents In his Jacket;
he looked something tike a workman.
lie told Madge he was going in for
carpentering, it was u blow for
Madge, and her heart was full of
misgivings when she found the blisters on ills hands.
"Why, a day's rowing would do as
much at first!" said l'hil. " My hands
will get hard enough for the work
alter a bit."
"Dear hands!" murmured Madge,
bending over them mournfully, and
caressing them. 1 dare say she wondered If they would lose their whiteness and delicacy, and become In time
like ordinary carpenter's  hands.
"It's capital work, Madge, my doar;
and if you could only hear mo whistling |pver H, I'm! sure you'd bo Jealous to think I eould be so gay away
from you."
She would not discourage him, and
seeing him so pleased, she looked at
the employment in its best light.
She conjured up a picture of Adam
Ilede In her Imagination, and saw
her Phil, making elegant cabinets
and such things as are never seen
in un ordinary carpenter's shop, still
less tu a ladder builder's.
She quite glorified the trade to
which ho had devoted himself; and
one aTteruoon she determined to go
down the Kennington Road, with
some idea that she should catch a
gNmp-tfi P1 ber dear husband In it
picturesque workshop, looking nobly
intelligent as he . fitted mortices, or
t-tmietbing of that  kind.
She did catch sight of him; he was
carrying a sack of sawdust on his
Uafck Irom the yard to a truck that
i-tnori   n the road.
sm* turned quickly Up a side street,
tbat he might not sea her, for her
tins had been suddenly convulsed with
-,iiin, and the tears were running
-l��v. ii her cheeks.
And now sorrow sprang from a
new iource. Poor Cicely lost her
This Innocent, simple little maid
had not the solid parts, the forethought and prudence, of her sister .loan. Everything was sufficient
fur the dav with her, aud she never
troubled herself to look beyond It.
If there was enjoyment to be had,
she took it, and her ple-usure was
never marred by anticipating results.
A character of this kind Is not one
to be held up ior admiration; on tho
other hand, I boo, no reason to feel
harshly towards any wluv have such
a character. Everything bas Its
place In nature ; the birds, who have
nothing but gay plumage and sweet
song to recommend them, equally
with those of sober colors, wlio minister to the needs of mankind.
There was this nt least to Iw snid
for Cicely; she wan uncomplaining
and patient when pleasures wero not
to be had, ami when called upon to do
her duties lu tho dull routine of life,
she accepted ber lot without thinking herself particularly hardly dealt
with. And so when the crash came,
putting nu end to her scene of delight at Kensington, she took off her
silk, put ou a plain stuff, and went
back to Highgate, with only onc
outburst of weeping, and thnt was
rather for Madge's loss than her
own. And what a change was
that for her! It was as II a butterfly had gone back into Its chrysalis
When it became evident that Pot
ter's peculiar style of art had gone
out of fashion as suddenly as It had
come in, and that no onc could safely xlepeud upou him for support, it
seemed to Joan and mc that now
was the moment when Horace Clinton should mako Cicely his wife, nmi
this I ventured to hint to him, I
being now regarded, n�� an old friend
of the family. Horace took mo Into
his confidence nt once, nnd showed me
why it woufld be Inadvisable for the
marriage to take place at that
He was au excellent young man,
and I am euro that if it hnd depend
ed only on his own Inclinations, he
would long before have married Cicely. But he had uu Invalid mother
and au idle sister, whom he had supported sinco his father's death, and
these two ladies were particularly
exacting and selfish. They spent all
tho young man made, and not content with keeping him poor, they
wished to keep him single as well.
They had taken a great dislike to
Cicely, exaggerated her faults, and
did all tliey possibly could to pro-
Judlce him against her, seeing that
the cost of a wifo would necessarily
diminish the amount of money at
their disposal. As he could not
turn his mother and sister out of the
house, and had not the means to establish a separate home for himself,
he must, if he married, tnke his wife
to tive under the same roof with these
envious and uncharitable ladies,
whicli would bo anything but pleasant Tor Cicely. As he very truly
said, " Her life would be extwemely
misewable." There was, however, a
hope that this state of things would
not last many months, as a widower
was paying attentions to Miss Clinton, and ehe had decided to be his
wife as soon as he should ask her, in
which happy event, Mrs. Clinton
would go to live with her son-in-law,
as soon ns he wns properly broken in
by his wife. But of this I was to
say nothing, lest it should come
round to the widower, and
frighten him off. I promised
secrecy, and Horace and l drank to
Ids sister's matrimonial success.
So Cicely once more had to seek
hor livelihood. She advertised In the
Times for a situation in a gentleman's
family, where a dalty governess waB
required, giving her initials and address. On tho day this advertisement was published who should call
upon the girls but MrB. Leclerc, the
lady who had previously engaged
Cicely through Mr. Motley's mediation. She was a very amiable and
lively person, and after greeting Cicely ln the most friendly and affection-
ate manner, she said���
" My dear child, hns any one snapped yoii up yet awhile ?"
Cicely replied, laughingly, in the
negative, whereupon Mrs. Leclerc
"Then I do. We have been thinking about you ever since Mr. Hnr-
lowe's misfortune���and we pity him
with all our heart, I assure you;
and had 1 not felt It might hurt
you, I should have asked you before
now to come and teach my little one
again���she will positively learn of no
one else."
Then It wns arranged that Cicely
should go as before to teach Mrs. Leclerc's daughter. The impulsive lady
would have had her reside ln the
house, but Cicely objected because or
Horace, and Joan thought It quite as
well that sho should como home, as
she needed advice and counsel, which
she was not likely to get from such
a flighty person as Mrs. Leclerc.
And uow thoro was sunshine for
Cicely. Nothing nould exceed the
kindness and indulgence of Mrs. Leclerc and her husbaud. Cicely's
naivete, her winsome prettlness
drew heartrS to her. She was treated rather na a member of the family
than a paid servant. Mrs. Leclerc
petted her like a child giving her
trluk?ts and finery, taking her about
to concerts, inviting her to take
part in home entertainments, sending her homo in a brougham when
the weather was rough���in short, as
wo feared, spoiling her for hard work.
Those impulsive, enthusiastic persons are never to be trusted, for the
cifyricc of a moment may change
them from friends to enemies.
All went well for a certain time;
then Joan grew uneasy. Mrs. Leclerc
had taken into her head that Cicely must mnrry some one better than an obscure artist, and
encouraged her in flirtations which
were, to say tho least of It, unnecessary ; for tho girl's simplicity and responsiveness led her sufficiently far
that wuy. I am sure that sho loved
Horace with all her heart, and had
none to spare for any one elae; sho
entered Into flirtation without knowing thnt she flirted, with no serious
thought at all aliout it.
" If people pay me attention. It
pleases me, and I cannot pretend that
it annoys,'* she said, ���* and If tliey nre
anil a Mo I must be amiable too. No
ouo is rude to\ me, and that being so,
I don't think I ought to Iw rude to
any one.'*
Ono Sunday I found a gentleman
at Sunnyslda whom I hnd not met before ; lie was Introduced to ras as Mr.
1'e.pclval Let-lore, and I found he was
Mrs. Le-rlorc s brother-in-law.
���He was a handsome gentleman*
about 86, with a grwit deal of sol1-
aeeuronce, nn endless flow of conversation, and nn easy and graceful manner. When wo were alone, Joan and
I settled that wo did not like him.
His amiability was Of that boundless
kind that excites a suspicion of Insincerity, lie had something flattering
to sny to everybody���in a word ho
was too pleasant by hair.
Potter, who bad not received any
praise for a long time, was enchanted
with him. He could not see that Mr.
LeclerC'S admiration of thoso wretched daubs was overdone; if he had been
told that his painting was tlie finest
that ever had "been put upon canvas
he would have been fool enough to he-*
lieve it.
"Y'ou are of thc right school, Mr.
Leclerc,' said he; "you are one of
us���tho advanced lot���tho coming lot;
and tho oftener you drop In to have
a gossip about art the better pleased I shall Iw.'*
It was no fault of Mr. Leclerc's if
Potter was not woll pleased In this
respect; ho dropped In with Increasing frequency, accommodating himself
to     Potter's     free and easy ways.
Sometimes he    dropped in    to    talk
painting,    and sometimes to hear a
little    music���Joan   playing Mendels-
sohn'B Liede with great feeling���and
sometimes without any excuse at all.
But tt was noticeable that be never ;
camo when Cicely was absent.     We j
could never find fault with him for
that.     A young man smitten with a
young girl naturally seeks her     so- !
ciety.     Nor wns lie bound to     keep ]
away simply because Cicely was  en- j
gaged to Horace.    A lover naturally
believes that ho is a better man than '
his  rival, and that justifies him  in j
the  endeavor to defeat  bis eoni-wti- i
tor and win the prize. I'art what Joan
and  I   disliked  was  his pretence of j
good will towards Horace.
No one could accuse Horace of such
deceit*. He would uot meet Mr. Le-
clerc's advances, he was reserved and
cold In his company, aud ho took but |
slight pains to conceal what be himself called his " extwn'dlunwy dislike"
to him.
It soon became obvious to us all���
the real object of Mr. Leclerc's visits
to Sunnyslde; nnd when at 'length
Potter discovered that he did not
come for the sole purpose of listening to his conversation upon the coming school, be did not express tbat
degree of contempt for him which
might havo been expected. Ou the
contrary, he seemed even more anxious that tbe new friend should "drop
In" frequently. At the same time,
he Iwgan to abuse poor Horace���behind liis back, of course; he was not
an artist, ho could paint a " protty
face," and tbat was all. Ho was a
man without character or he would
long ago bave struck out for the commercial line of art, free hlmseH from
the bondage of those two women, bis
mother nnd sister, turned tbem out
of the house, and married Cioely. He
was an ass to bear that burden, and
a stupid asB���and so on and so on.
The fact Is, Potter having tasted
of the good things, was longing to
sit down again beside the flesh-pots,
and be was not above any meanness to
gratify his desires. He thought thnt
Cicely by marrying Mr. Leclerc might
obtain a good posltlnii in socieity,
and enable him once more to dawdle
about a drawing-room ln a dress-coat.
The f!rst thing was to make a rupture between Cicely and Horace, nnd
with this purpose he said all that he
could to make poor Horace ridiculous
and contemptible in Cicely's opinion.
That was a trying time for Horace,
and unfortunately he did not come
out well In the trial. He was of a
Jealous disposition, and could not conceal his dislike for Mr. Leclerc, and
tbe vexation he felt In seeing Cicely
bright and amiable ln receiving that
gentleman's attentions. It made him
silent, and he knew that he seemed
morose. And the more dull and heavy
he was, the livelier and more entertaining Mr. Leclerc appeared by contrast. Even Joan could not'help smiling when he talked to her, and I
admit tbat bis conversation to me
was always inspiriting and pleasant.
Then the evil was aggravated by
I'otter, who, concealing his bitter feelings under a mask of pleasantry,
would banter Horace upon bis "grum-
" Liver out of order again, old
man?" he would ask, or, " Anything
extwa'dlnawy in the box twade?"
or, *** Has mamma been scolding hert
Horace ?" and such liko ridiculous and
subtly damaging questions.
The very best ol men must suffer In
general opinion by being constantly
disparaged, and when, besides being
thus disparaged, Horace lwcame dull
and uninteresting by reason or his
Jealousy, It was only natural that
Cicely should love bim less than formerly. We saw that, Joan and I, and
we knew that before long one of tbe
rivals must disappear from tbo scene.
Which was It to be?
One evening Horace asked Cicely to
go  with   hini  the following night to
a   eonee��rt.    Cicely  heuitiit*'d  a   mo- j
ment,  with  some    confusion,  it may \
have seemed to his Jealous eye ;   then
she said���
"Any other night, Horace, I shall
be most happy, but to-morrow I shall
not be home until late; 1 shall not
leave Mrs. Leclcre's nt all before 10
" Oh, I suppose you are going out
with the Leclercs, ouly you don't like
to say so," said Horace.
" I am not afraid to acknowledge
anything 1 do I" cried Cicely, with
spirit. " I am not going oat with the
There wus to have been a musical
evening at    Mrs. Leclerc's on    tbat
eventful Friday, and Cicely   bad beon
asked to take part in it, but in   tbe
morning the family invited had sent
begging    for a postponement on account of   tho ill-health of one of  Its
members.   Then Mrs. Leclerc insisted
that they should go to hear an ora- !
torlo at tbe Albert Hall. Cicely, never j
dreaming of HI, readily accepted to be \
ot tbe party, nud to the Albert Hall
they went.
After the performance they returned '
In tbe brougham, and at Sunnyslde Mr.
l'erclval Leclerc took Cicely into the
house, while Mr. and Mrs. Leclerc went
on to their home,
Meanwhile Horace, having repented
bis ill-manners of the previous day,
went a littio before 10 o'clock to tbe
L-ecIercs' to fotch Cicely, and make
his peace with her. Thero he was In- ]
formed that Mias (ioddard had left
early in the evening. Horace hung
about the house for an hour, with the i
Idea that Cicely might return there;
theu, seized With another notion, ho
walked to Sunnyslde,
There was light iu the studio. He
knocked. The girl who opened the
door said that Cicely was upstnrs.
Up he went. With his bands on the
door, he heard her laughter, lie open- I
ed thc door. Mr. Lec-orc was in the j
middle of a very entertaining story,
and Cicely, with the smile still on her
bright face, was listening with eager
Interest. Joan and I'otter were smiling and attentive also, but Horace
took no notice of them.
At tho sight of his face, ghastly
white with a Jealousy tbat tortured bim to the point of madness, Cicely rose with alarm, and the smile and
color .left her cheek. Doubtless Horace attributed this change of expression to the sense of being discovered.
He bowed coldly, Imt shook hands
with nobody. Mr. l'erclval finished
bis story, and then, seeing that It
would be best to go, he took his de
parture with as much ease as if Horace with his terrible iooas had never
eome. Potter and Joan accompanied him to the door, leaving Horace
and Cicely  together  and  alone.
I heard afterwards what passed between them, hut 1 wish to forget it.
People unner the Influence uf Jealousy do and say things which they
would never bo guilty of in a sane
condition of mind. Tliey are to be
pitied and pardoned. All I will say
is that iu this brief interview Horace
behaved remarkably ill, and Cicely
with a degree of forbearance and
good sense hardly expected in one
of such a thoughtless and light
When lie left, Potter came from
the sitting-room, opened tbe street
door, nnd stepped outside with bim.
"Look here, old man," said I'otter,
in his semi-friendly, seml-bostlle tone,
"I don't know what this row's been
about, but I want, to tell you this:
If you nre not In a position to marry
Cicely I don't think you ought to
stand between her and a better
"I do not stand In her way," replied Horace ;: " our engagement Ls
broken. We shall see oach other uo
"And a good Job. too," Putter said
to me. "Tliey have been engaged
two years."
But I did not think that it wns o
good thing; for I knew they loved
each other; nnd hearts are not like
purses, fto be emptied of their old
treasure and refilled with new.
After the dissolution of partnership,
Mr. Motley compounded with his creditors, and continued business under
the title of Motley and Motley, Three
months later he paid up all that the
creditors ibad lost by the composition. This act of liberality gave an
Immense Impetus to business. No
one could any longer entertain a
doubt as to bis sterling methods. One
heard his praises rung on every side.
"Ah, what nn honest man!" "What
admirable principle, and what remarkable business ability !" "A mau
to be trusted, If any were I" and the
like phrases reached my car. There
were more customers ou the bank
than ever there had been. And then
the extension of the brewery gave
fresh advantages for the develop-
ment of business in that branch. The
profit upon the heavy outlay began
to roll in, and there was nothing
more to pay out. All this was Motley's profit. He took all. I'liere was
no partner to divide the receipts.
And thus, without paying a farthing
for it, the whole business had fallen
Into Motley's hands���enriched even
by Harlowe's sacrifice.
"I told you how it would be, Holderness," Motley said to. me. "It has
turned out Just as I prognosticated.
If Phil, had only kept a cool head
snd "trusted me, ho would have been
richer at this moment thnn ever he
was���hts scruples would all be satisfied, |xnd he would have been more
honored than if, ho hjid never thrown
away his wife's fortune. If I hadj my
way, I would offer hlin a share in
the .concern now, or at any rata
make liim take back the money he
pnld into It. Bnt I can't do that.
I'm tied. It's Motley and Motley
now, you know. Directly my -wife,
heard of tho dissolution she offered
to put ber money into tbo affair.
That enabled me to begin again. But
she was careful that her old enemy
should bo kept out of It, and got a
legal agreement that she should have
a voico in the management of the
bank in consideration of -the money
handed over���in fact, made herself a
partner. So you see how I nra stuck.
Now, all that might havo been obviated but for poor Phil's hastiness
and want of gumption. If be had
only kept his wife's money where It
wns. wo might have borrowed from
that, and boen perfectly independent
of Mrs. Motleys help."
It was plausible enough, this explanation, but somehow I could not
feel towards the man a* I bad felt;
and I saw In his twinkling little gray
eyea an expression of treachery and
cunning which I had not before bus-
pected. Philip must havo shared my
suspicion, for lio avoided Motley, and
was silent when we spoke of him. He
would not spsak ill or well of a man
whom he suspected, yet could not
prove guilty of duplicity  and fraud.
So while one partner sank the other
rose In tbe scab of prosperity.
*s honesty the better policy?���does
retribution -wait upon evil-doers ?���I
was tempted to ask myself .when, seeing Mr. Motley, with hi** great, Jovial,
red face, riding In 'a luxurious carriage, T met Philip returning Irom
his work, fatigued and careworn.
Well, wo shall gee these questions
answered before I lay down my pen.
��� i * * ���
On the other side of tho road, Ju��t
facing the liarlowos' lodgings, there
lived on tho attic floor of a small
house* a widow anil bor child* In
whom Madgo and Philip took a great
deal or interest. She was a pretty,
pale, lady-like little body, the widow,
not more than five-and-twenty
I        should        say: her        child
was a sturdy little fellow, who
Oould just walk, 'being held by* the
hand. Wo thought she must bo a
widow because of the child and thfi
mourning In which thoy were cloth-
<\l. Every morning, except Sundays,
sho wont out with her child at a littio after 8, walking to the end of the
road, whoro she took a Kennington
tram, and returned In the evening
aliout 7. We concluded that she went
out to work���minding a shop, per-
h:ip-, where she could have her child
with her. She always wore gloves
and was neatly drowsed, her collars!
and cuffs and her child's sucks were
exceptionally white for residents in
tlio Lambeth Koad; one would not
have thought she wa.s poor, but for
her living In the nttlc of that dlQtfy
bouse. But even tben one could see
the character of the lodger by the
window curtains edged with cheap
lace, and the pott of mignonette and
pansies on the silt. Wo did not know
her name nor anything about her,
except Irom our own observation. She
seemed to have no friends, and to
avoid msiking acquaintance with her
neighbors. It needed no one to tell
us that she had gone -through trouble,
but though ber face was marked with
anxiety and care, It was not without
a certain bright hopefulness. * She
thinks about her boy, and the time
Mien he will grow to be a fine man,"
said Madge. Indeed, sbe looked quite
happy when Sunday happened to be
fine, and sbo could go for a walk und
give all her thought to tho child.
Our Interest In her grew us time
went on. Almost my first question
when I went to see Madge waa,
"Well, how Ls the Uttle widow?" Cut
Madge was so infatuated with her and
tho child, that Philip used to joke her
in a kindly manner about It. We
could see tdiut sbe was longing to
mako friends with her neighbor and
talk about tho little one. Madge
adored children.
But at this timo her Interest was
heightened by another feeling. Madge
was about to become a mother
also. When I knew this, I
understood why it WM that Philip
sold his furniture and put the money
asido for future needs. Mndge tried to
make acquaintance witb tho young
widow. She watched at the open window until her neighbor aji-ponrod.
and their eyes met, and then she
bowed. Tho widow bowed In return,
but loft tho window at once. Soon
afterwards, Madge artfully contrived
to be near tbe end of tiie road when
the widow stepped out <���*! the tram.
Sbe stopped and spoke, and stooping
down, drow the child to bur nnd kissed
bim. But she saw thnt the mother
was nervous, and reluctant to make
friends, so sbe respected her feelings,
and abstained from making further advances.
The summer came to an end ; autumn
was wot and wretched. Thoro were
days when the Uttle widow did not
leave her home, and others when she
was forced to go out alone.
We saw that sbe was muffled up
closely even when tlie days were mild,
and that sbo kept a handkerchief to
her month In going out and coming
home; her shoulders, too, went bent,
as If her chest were contracted with
pain. Por a whole week we Haw nothing of her.
One day ln November I found Madge
talking with the landlady of her
"Oh, Mr. Holderness 1" she exclaimed, "our little friend ls ln troublo. I
must go and see her. You wilt wait
here, und tell Philip when be conies
Sbo put on a waterproof and crossed the road. The street door of the
dingy house wus open; a truck stood
by tho kerb.
"The party Is ill. sir," tbe landlady
explained to me; '* she can't pay her
rent, and old Hobeon���that's the landlord, sir, a mean, heartless wretch���
ho told her sbo must go and send for
the broker."
I sat in tbe sitting-room and kept
my eyes on the house. Presently a
dirty-looking fellow came out of the
houso; I saw hhn try a piece of money
between his teeth. Tncn be nodded to
tbo boy wbo waa whistling by the
truck, and thoy both went away. I
believe Madge had discharged the
little widow's debt out of her own
slender means.
About a quarter of an hour afterwards Madge came In, and began to
cry. Philip and 1 snt silent and let
her cry without interruption.
" Poor little soul!" she said, with a
sob, as sbe wiped ber eyes; "I am
afraid, {Philip, dear, We shall never see
her���walking with her child again.
I think she is dying."
"Has she a doctor?" nsked Philip.
"No; she is an out-pntient at the
hospital. But she's too weak to go
Philip put on hi-* bat and went out.
We knew he had gone to find a
It    being    half-past     twelve,   nnd
Philip's     dinner-time,    the    servant
brought up    the   beefsteak    pudding
which Madge made whenever I   was
coming to dine with tbem.   She cut a
portion, picking out'some tender raor-,
I sols, and put it    between  .two   hot-
plates at  the    bottom of a basket;*"
I theu she went to hor store cupboard,
; and  added   whatever she  eould   find
j that might  tempt a  delicate person
to eat;  these sbe took    across   the
road, after begging me not to wait
I for ber, but to dine with Philip.  Little
: enough we two men ate, though we
I both  had a weakness for steak-pud-
' ding���especially such as Madge mado.
i    The doctor confirmed Madge's fore-
j tradings.   " She is In a rapid decline,"
I he suid to her, after leaving the room.
j "She cannot live through the winter;
sbe may not bo here when the   new
. year comes."
"Is there no hope?" asked Madge.
"There Is always the hope in these
I cases that the doctor may be in error.
I But it ls necessary to tell you my
I opinion for the Bako of the child, who
; must bo provided for."
I "Still you tbink that perhaps If
i these terrible fogs went away, and n
' little spell of wa,rm sunshine came,
i and If all your orders were carried out
carefully, and tbe patient bad proper
food and attention "
"Ah," said the doctor, smiling at
: her earnest pleading. "Ii the conditions
are made more favorable "   .
"They shall bo favorable," said
Madge, with emphasis. "And now
tell me again what T am to do that I
may forget nothing."
The OOOtOr repeated Ids Instructions, and Madge, cheating herself
with hopes of her owrt creating, re-
turned to tbe patient's bedside with n
lace that carried comfort and gladness,
(To Bo  Continued.)
I*(>  NOT Nit* t-KK
wiih K<-ii-��v Cumpltlni���Yon Una l*�� Re-
il-<it-ii Wlthlo six Hoiiri.
I   tnke mueh  pleasure    In     stating
; thajt I have been using South Amerl-
I can  Kidney  Cure,  and     found    relief
��� within six    hours    aftor      firnt dose
j taken,    f    becamo   sick In January,
j 1898, whe-n 1 employed several of the
i local physicians, and was troated by
j them  until  tin* fall  of  1893   without
receiving much  benefit.    I   then    be-
i gan    using    Smith  American   Kidney
I Cure, and have    found great benefit,
: and  am  almost,  If   not  quite,  cured.
Havo not Iw-on    taking  any  of    the
medicine for seven weeks, and feel as
well ns ever.      MRS.   A.  E,  YOUNG,
Wm. Cummins wns sentenced to 20
years' hard labor for attempting to
assault Mrs. Dormer at st. Catharines.
in THE WEEKLY NEWS. NOV. 26, 1S0-.
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At Union, B. C.
M Whitney   Editor
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50 cents.
Some two or three months ago there
appeared   in   our news columns tt full
account of die nrresi   of John  Smith of
Read Island upon tbe charge of murder
ing Christopher Hensen of Wylie & lien*
sen, living about a mile from Smith's
place.    It was proved at the trial which
Ins recently ended in Vancouver by the
discharge of  ibe prisoner,   that   Smith
killed Hensen in a fit of uncontrollable i
passion, aroused by the visual evidence
of bis great wrong.    He had   no   right i
tn tnke the law into his own hands, but '
even a Hiiiidi Columbia jury will  nm !
convict a man of  murder   who   strike-,
down the villain who destroys thc sane  i
tity of bis home.
iUALlTY   ��D��IJNT��.
We hnve nearly all our New Fall and Winter stuffs in Stock
Don't you make a purchase without first taking a look through our
We mean tc do the business this iall nnd have marked the goods
to sell. Drop in anyhow, when in Nanaimo. We will be more than
pleased to show you our stock whether you are buying or not.
49 Commercial Street       SLOAN & SCOTT. Nanaimo, li. C.
Tuesday, Nor. 26,1895,
It seems there is some division of
opinion in France whether to annex
M.idi��asi:ir or assume I protectorate
over it. Tbe island is the third largest
in the world, is situated to ihe rfou'h
east of Africa and is about four times
as large as England and Wales.
Matters in Cuba are fast npurja-r-hing
a crisis. The patriots are no longei
conducting a guerrilla warfare but boldly
Ulciug the field, and under Mnceo, Uo*
I off, and Gomezan concentrating a large
army to engage the troops under the
command of General   Campos.
The indications are tbat tbe Hawaiian Inlands will be annexed to Uncle
Sam's domain within tbe next year.
If the matter be delayed annexation
will surely lake place in tbe early days
of thc incoming Republican adminis
The Oretfonian seems to have a bad
attack of Anglophobia. A little ice water might be serviceabU. This newspaper growling whether on this side or
the other is extremely puerile. The
���Oregonian ought to be above that son
of thinjf,
Of the $415.00.1 due from the United
States lot depredations committed upon
British ships in liehring sea, it is
claimed the records show that fully
one half is due if at all to American
citizens who violated the laws of their
country bv maurauding under cover
and shelter of the   British flag.
Theie seems to be an impression 'ha'
some of our  fair correspondents com* |
plain of household  duties   as   drudgery '���
and slavery.   We have looked over lhe [
coirespondent**--- carefully to see if it con
tallied auvtbing justifying this view, and
must confess to our inability to so inter 1
pret it.    All, we think, that is intended :
to he. conveyed by   the   terms   used is !
that many make drudges of themselves,
and     therefore    become      si.1 ves    by
���ni-management    of   their   affairs,  or I
by being so unfortunately situated tlut J
thoy have no   tima   whatever for anything else; ancl when that is the case j
we quite agree with them   that   such ;
���1 life is slavish, and the women  who
live it are simply drudges.   A  woman
may like domestic  work, the care ofa
house, and the duties connected   with
it, but if she is so occupied as to exhaust  her   strength and   time so that
she is unfit to enjoy anything else, then j
she  is a slave.    It is so with the farmer
and the business   man.   If   they   find
no time after their   work   is over   to
meet thc de 'nan-is   wh-ch   society has
upon all citizens,   they nre slaves   to
their calling, and simply drudges.    Hut
it  is the  Household  which is on  trial
now.   And the question is not whether
ihe wife should or does delight  in the
proper performance   of its   duties,   but
whether conditions  may not be so improved and   ber work   made so   easy
as to be a pleasure instead of being,
as in some cases, so hard as to make
ber   old   while   >et   young   in   years,
-���hotting out all opportunity   for social
enjoyment and mental improvement.
���  UNION   BRICK   YARD   B.  C.	
Manufacturers of Handmade Sand  Stock  Rricks.
Spcrinl   I'mtcrns  Nnw On  Hand  For Chimney  Heads, Cornices Kir
The malady of the sick man nf Europe is likely soon to prove fatal. Thc
Sultan cannot control his people, nor
enforce the reforms demanded in the
the name of humanity by the Christian
nations. Their fleets cover his waters
and their troops will soon d.-irken kis
lands. Turkey will doubtless be divided
between the leading European powers,
and the 30,000 slaughtered Armenians
will not have died in vain.
Why should not the stores unite
in closing their places ol business except on Saturday at 8 p.m. ? We are
sure the public would be just as well
served as nuw; and if ail would join in
such a movement, none of them would
lose any trade by reason of the
change. It would surely be a
great relief to the salesmen whose
hours are altogether too long. We endorse every word ulttreJ by Weary.
We have received a coimminiciition
from one of our leading citizens, entitled. Revival of the curf*.v, which is
timely, and we hope will attract the attention of parents. Small boys should
no: be permitted away from home, except When accomp.-mied by their parents,
af'.ei S o'clock in the evening. Left
to themselves lhey quickly become vicious especially in a place where lhey
run with other boys of ,1 bad charac
let, W��. tnist all goud ciiuens will
eviijt to abate this growing evil.
The crate to reach the north pole has
raged for manv years, and the repented
failure! have only added to the desire
to solve 'he mystery of ihtt so far Im-
penetrable region. The south pole is at
Ian to receive some attention. The
premier of New South Wales has sent
*mh an invitation for the other Australian
colonies to co-operate. For some reasons the- Antarctic regions have been
sanpoied to be more inaccessible than
the arctic regions. If the expedition
shall be fitted out it will attract world
wide attention.
spring; medicines top cleansing
thn system and blood nt Plmbury's
drug bi ore.
To the Editor, Week!.' News-
I have been reading in some
papers of recent issue, ol a revival of the
curfew, in a new form, as is well known
the curlew was instituted by William the
Conqueror to protect his subjects from
midnight conflagrations and from marauders in ihe unlighted streets. A simitar
ordinance is being enacted in manv -.it the
smaller towns of Minnesot-t Wisconsin
and oilier North Western Slates, where
the. fire bell is rung at 1) o'clock every
r.ix'H as a signal lor parents 10 keep their
children, who are tmuer sixteen years Of
age, in doors after that hour, unless they
are under ad'iU escort.
1 take the opportunity of bringing this
matter before llie public, and Vouici suggest to our luture municipal law-makers,
when this town is incorporated (whicli 1
tru.-t will be soon) the advisability of con
sidering this, to iny mind, important step.
To teach children orderly and regular
habits, and 10 keep ihem away from llie
bad associations of tlie streets, is surely worthy of the attention of our citizens,
There can be no doubt thai tliis town is
sorely in need of sonic such regulation
for it is fast becoming a scandal that
some of our rising generation are allowed
to roam the streets at niglii, bent on mischief, and are rapidly developing into a
very "tough" clement, as I well know, not
only from the fiequent complaints I have
heard made, but also from my own person
al experience, nnd the sooner this growing
evil is dealt with, the better it will be for
our children and thc more credkahlc for
ourselves. There may be some who will
Ihiok such an ordinance opposed to the
generally accepted ideas ol civilization
���ind freedom. To such I would say, so is
llie intolerable nuisance of a night prowling band of mischievous ant! disorderly
youths. I am therefore, sanguine enough
to believe, sir, thai there .ire many like
yourself who will huve the courage to lend
their aid in helping to mend an unmitigated evil.
I am, sir,
Yours laithfully
Established 1877.
CAPITAL, $500,000.
Incorporated 1893.
(Joe-eld bou phi
riylit tail; tiu <*uin-
IliaKBltlll Cll'ai't*U(i,
I    l''��,r -selection *im*>
' uiiHli-ita returns.
Milfjilr**; tugf** fiir-
iii**tinl   Iree   upun
-IhersfH KOttTTTY
un Kurt or any
olher (goods vt*
Writo for Cirrnlnr
ci v j ii ts   siiippis-i**
7>i ro I'tlnnrt ������.**������*���
Jas. WIcRHIiian & Co.
MAIN HOUSE: 200-212 First Ave. North, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
CookeS:Boicrnim''t..  I I        55 Wharf St.        I   2:!4KiiiRSt.
Riverside Hotels
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
:��l K mi st. Jumtia st.
Drs  Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
"iricjsr *bc.
We bave a-rtointed Mr.  James  Abrams our collector until  further notice, to whom all  overdue   accounts
���������ay be paid.
7 Nox 1893.
Society    Cards
I. O.  O.  F., No .it
Umor. I/Jtlge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiiing brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Anthony, R. S.
Hiram t.ot.gc ***** 14 A.F .& A.M.,11.C.R
Courtenay It. C,
Lodge meets'on every Saturday oh or
belore the full ofthe moon
Visiiing llrdthei's cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
j-   H-rC$*$3**a 1 -i
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joun
l. p, i/h;ki*;, master.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1S93
The Btcamer JOAN will sail as follows
To order
: tc: St-H-l for Simples.  Prompt iMm-ry.   Tot
; ii i'l rti ituuruiitfi it.
Union Saw Mill.
cALUNf* at way ports as piis��oiiKor�� j Dressed
nmi froiKhl nvy offer
T.en ro Victoria, Tue.ilny, 7 a. m,
"   Niolaini'i I'oi'l'euu'S. tVoili .'-tiny. 7 ��i. ni '
Leave C'oiuoxforNana mo,      Fridays.7i.it. !
I     "      Nnp-timu for Victor-Ill    Kltllll'lU')'. 7n.lr. I
For freight or state rooms apply on j
j board, or at the Company's ticket office. I
I     Victoria Station, Store street.
Kinds of Rough  and
'umber   always   on
hard and delivered at short no
Loval Sunbeam Lodge No. 100. C. O.
O. !���".. meet in iheil lodge room over
Mcl'hei 's store, Courlena'-, every second
Saturday at 8 p. m. Visiiing brethren
cordiallv invited to attend.
I. t\\. Fulton, Sec.
Esquimalt t\ Nanaimo R'y   i     ^���. ���*���) **in**s of ���  and
_ I split shingles ahd dressed pine
i and cedar.
Time  Table   No.   25,
To tak ��� ellVct nt 8 itm en tfomtlt*-, October
28 Isllj.   Trail s mn on I'ncifit:   umlnril limy (
; 1 mil), so My.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. '.,, I. O. O. F.,  L'nion.
Meets first anrl third Wednesdays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. in. Visiting
llrethrcn cordiallv invited to attend.
Win. Anthony, Scribe.
l.v. Vietorla tor Nnlt-.iioo and I A. M. i I'. St.
�� elliiiKlon   i   d.tlll   I    3'JO
I )r Nmialm i  u.'O I  0 38
: Ar. .WillinKlon !   Ill no '   0.35
Union, B.C.
18 November, 1895.
Nelson Camp No, 44 of the Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every olher Monday even
ing at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
Wc the undersigned hereby authorize
John Bruce to collect all accounts due thc j
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant*]
H, Hamburger \ Trustees. 1
All accounts owing to Robert Graham's
estate must be paid to the undersigned
bv Nov. 30 or legai proceedings *iil be
Julio T.'iii'.cc.
Nanaimo Saw 111.
Sash and Boor
I    AM        I'M
! Dully. I SfttMy.
Lv, lVflHngttm foi* VIHorla  I   *.%  !   ...30
Lv. Kami mu for Vlctorln...   i a-ii)   I   3.46
Ar, Vtoturln  I  itVXl I   7.U0
Fnr  rut i's and informal Ion apply  at Coin*
piniy'** ofllou-t.
PrufiriVp*. Gen'l bayi
11 K.imiOR,
ftnu. Kreittlit mid I'ftMWBor Aitu | "OllCC.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal,    brick   and  lime on
hand   and delivered at short
R.Grant & L. Mounce, 1'roprs,
(If. O. Drawer !��.  Telephone Call, 1-W
KiP* A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
Lowest CASH Price
New novels, plain ancl foney stationery ot pitnbupy'a.
I mti prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C.
P   J _H_t WEEKLY NEWS, NOV, 26, iS95.
McPhee & Moore's stock of Family
Groceries is no.v complete.
Mr. McNicol, the insurance agent came
up the last steamer.
T.L. Davis and wife returned to Nanai
1110 Friday.
Lawyer Varwood was in town Wednes
day nnd Thursday.
Mrs. W. Cheney of Denman Island is
in town.
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dui'Smuir Ave, Union,
opposite to the The Nkws,
where 1 will keep in stock and
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in my
The auction saie of Smith & McKen-1 line at reasonable prices. Al-
zie last Thursday was well attended and s0 wj]| |leat*y anc| promptlv do
quite successful. . . ���   ,        ' .      '    ��� .
,.,    .,    ��� r     ,. ... ,      ci        repairing,   and carriage  trnn-
The sidewalk frnm McKim's lo *nmon       r       . 6 ��
Leiser's is completed. nilllg.
The contract for the erection of the J      'I'he patronage of the public
l'nion Brewery Co's. building is said  io \ js respectfully  Solicited,
Wesley Willard
have been lei to D.C.   McDonald.
Orders for powder left for me at Dave
Anthony's will receive prompt .mention.
I*. Curran,
For Runt��� Three nice,w,irm rooms.
Enquire of R. P. Edwards
L.H. Solly Lind Commissioner of the
E. tSt N. Railway w is in town Wednesday i
and Thursday of last week. j
Mr. Frmk Charlton, of the Dve Works j
Nanaimo, reiurned Hridav. lie is con-|
teoiplating ihe establishment ofa branch ;
office here.
Dr. Lawrence. A. Mcknight, Ons.
Rabson, and J. Mateer left tor Nanaimo
Friday to attend as witnesses the Fuu
quier case.
WANTED*-��� A strong farm horse, at
a moderate price. Proposals marked
'���Horse" may be lef. at THI! NEWS ollice.
2- l-S
Bedroom suites, bedsteads, inattrasscs
crockery, *v.c &c. at half price at Cheney's
aoction rooms. All kinds of furniture
bought or sold on commission.
For Sale.--House and  lot on  Penrith ave, being isi house east of Coition
road.   Will be sold at a bargain.   Appij
to Mrs. Emma Richards on the premises
For Sam:.��� 8 acres cheap at Comox
Terms to suit.   Ownei going to England.
R. I.. Leigh Spencer
P. O. Box 370, Nanaimo, or .it f";tni!>' r-
land C'ltib.,yninii.
We liave'juu received new price lis!-
from las. McMillan S ���'"., Inc., 20.-. 312
First "Ave North, Minneapolis, Minn.,
tlie largest hide and fnr dealers in the
Northwest, and they can be obtained at
this office at any time. Their advertisement appears regularly in THE News.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
Sad  and Dunsmuir Ave,
UNION', 1). C.
Notary Public.
Agent, for the Alliance Fire
Insurance* Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix of
Agent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Association of Toronto	
Union, B C.
The meeting of the Eoworih League
Friday evening at Grace Methodist
church was well attended and brightly
intere ting. The debate which followed the reading of the essay was bright
and entertaining, antl elicited al limes
applause. Titers was some good inusn
and singing, ln .1 fortnight there i> to
be a Shakespearean evening.
i ) !   ! '
Mr. M. Kellvof Tacoma and W. C
Pierce of the Elite Studio, Nanaimo, will
stop at Union with a I'hotn lent lor a
short time.
All parties wishing Photo's taken should
cdl early, as we shall not stop over, onc
month. '
Cloudy days preferred for sittings.
0'Hcu It ni. Mcl'hoeSc Moure B'ld'n nntl nt
1'  O.  0H.4WK.lt   18.
 . . et. . ...   11  a
s t
F. Outran
Investment security Savings Co.
Advances  money for Building.
H.n.ger  for  Nanaimo,   Wellington
and   Cumberland.
Head office, Cnmmerria! Street N-��-
naimo, II. C.
Miss Leiyh-Spencer visits Union from
llus dute oneverv boat succy-edin^ pay*
day, for collecting dues, and advancing
lhe Cunipany's business. I'-irties call ai
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting following Thursday
evening at 7,50.
Fire,   Life,   Accident   Insurance,
Rer-il Eatate.
ft ���
Union Mines
Furniture   Store
A   Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
ancl   Rugs,   and   our
woven wire
In reparole
W.   CHENEY  & CO.
UNION,   11.   C.
Will handle all kinds ofg:cds,
inr uding
Farmers Produce
Give us a ci 11
einM Hand
Weconduct every branch of tht:
Undertaking   Business   including
��*������*" *���) '''
*���*������*������*'��� ��
������it*.-.,.'. ������
triTICiT, E c.
I. J, Theobald,
I House and Sip Painter,
ry yty.y.yyy. yy.'.y.y/yyy..
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
UNION,   All Orders Promptly Attended to
B.C. I
Union, B. C.
By the month, $25.
By the week, $6.
Single meals, 50 cts.
To the Editor-
It seems to ine rather a piece of follv r-wr-DV n^Ml/CMlCM^r
of the storekeepers in this town keeping I fcVfcnT UUIN V EINI fclNOfc
such Ion),'hours from 8 in the inorninu i FOR    MINERS
until 9 and to o'clock at ni^ht.   In these j	
���tsvs when "eight hours a day" for l.tlwr j
is the cry, why should unfortunate store- I
keepers and their clerks be expected !������>
be at the service of the public so long ?
Are we such a money grabbing lot, so
avaricious to make a dollar that we can
not do as in other towns and close earlier,
and give ourselves and our clerks a little
time for recreation and rest ?
Surely 7 or H o'clock ought to be the
latest hour for the storekeepers to keep
open their stores. In this matter the pub
lie have a duty to perform and that is to
refrain from late shopping. I trust Mr.
Editor, you will have ,| word to say in fa
vor of earlier doting On S nurd ty there
might be an exception made.
Tickets for   21    meals.  $500
Cumberland Hotel,
Union, B. C.
Thu finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
A FiNE stock
of Clocks, Watches, Booka
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
���tJNTOlT, 33. C.
1 have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs ofi'.ce, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give tne a call.
Nelson Parks.
Spacious Milliard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Fall and Winter Goods will be sold for
the next 30 days at a reduction of 10 per
cent. 1 have received by last steamer a
lot of New Hats and Ilonnets for Children which I will sell very cheap.
Mrs. J. S, Kendall.
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, I'rop.
0 ).��.j "��   I
���-J and ]> ���
All persons driving over the wharf or
oridges in Comox district lastsr than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Guv. Agent.
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures thc
common evcry-day
ills of humanity.
by Bennett Sf Grant:
Union, B.C.
i I o I o I o i o j o I o I o I
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker in Metals
Jobbing ot all kinds
Office and Works   J-^/JJ"**,' ******
���o-iirxo-aT s. c.
Embalming, and keep all necessa   \JflJ ffW^t^
ry supplies --^Iz&^'iJS'...
cO***TT**SACTO"RS ^a.ZT2D        :DT7**lXOE"RS
Grant <����� McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Borsaparnllo., Chnmparjne Cider, Irou Fhospliatbs end Syrup*.
Bottler  of "Different Brands of   Lager Bear,  Steam Be6r aud Porter
Agent for thJ Union Brewery Company.
Stage and Livery
cojj~,t~~tja~; b. c.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rrtes Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Bone,  .',
3^cQ,UIIJLAI<r 6c  G-IJLsl&O-l-l
I presume we have used over
one hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure   for Consumption  in  my
family, and   I   am   continually   advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���"W. C. Miltenbergeb, Clarion, Pa.,
Deo. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump.
tion, and never have any com-. *���
Skints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,'
horey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  HT��*��r'
-bLUitJii &
Wall Paper
Taint Store
��� AND ���
Tinting and
A   Specialty
Old Drug Store
orders promptly attended  to.
Union,  B. C,.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
i-TAiT.a.ij.io,  b. e.
J. A. Oa**thew
V1TIOJT, 33. C.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory ''
Phillip Gable and Co., PropV
! Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0,.
ManuCicttires  the finest  cigars  an
��� employes none but white labor.
I     Why purchase interior foreign cigars
; when you c.iti obtain a sCPF-uiftR ��� ami-
CLE foi the same money FARM AND GARDEN.
The revival in tho States in the matter oi county fairs its due, doubtless,
to tho growing interest Ln local Institutes ajid agricultural organizations.
They promote -a time of merry making ior tho rural population which i.-*
most salutary, and it is hoped they
will be mado more and moro a holiday time aa the year*-! roll around.
It :���*��� not well to cultivate a restless
Spirit nor make continual changes,
but some ol the mauy cheap excursions to tho South iua,y present new*
fields tor prowesR. it may or may
not make you more contented with
your present lot. A trip away from
home once iu a while is helpful, anyhow.
With an atomiser spray equal parts
of water and oil of lavender about
tho room.**, a.nd no flies will trouble
you ; especially about tho dining room,
even ovor the table linen. The odor
id especially disagreeable to ilies, and
they will not venture in its neighborhood, though tt) most people it has
a fresh and grateful smell.
It is poor economy to leave fodder
in the field alter December; It is better to stop husking a fow days at
the proper time and aire for It. If It
ie desired to husk tho corn before feeding the fodder, this wui bo doue quite
aa handily at the, shod or barn, and
much more comfortably.
For foddor purposes sweet corn is
surely the best. It is a surer crop than
field corn, and will Bt;uul droutlia a
little better. The rows can be closer
and the corn thicker iu tho row;
nearly twice the amount can bo grown
an acre, of better quality, more easily handled, liner -stalks, and it will
be eaten up cloaner.
Lowell's Evergreen and Early Minnesota are good varieties of swetit
corn, also the Egyptian ; the former
oau be cut later, with less liability
of tlie fodder spoiling or the ears
The special
of this kind, generally mares, and
make little fortunes out of their
colts; and uow many of our own
wido awake countrymen have flue
grade draft teams whleh are a pride
and a  profit.
"If .-ill the gold In mint or bank,
All earthly things    'that    men    mil
Wito mine, with every titled rank,
I'd (jive them al! for precious health.*'
Thus in anguish wroto a lady teacher t ��� a noar friend, tolling of pitiless
headache, ol smarting paiu, of pain ln
back and loins, of dejection, weakness
ond nervous, feverish unrest. The
friend know both causes and euro and
flashed back the answer, "Tako Dr.
Pierces Favorite Vroaeription." The
distressed teacher obeyed, was restored to perfect health and her dally
duties once more became a dally pleasure. For lady teachers, salesladies
and others kept long standing, or
broken down by exhausting work, tho
" Prescription '' is a most potent restorative tonic, and a certain cure
for all female weakn-ess. Send for
freo pamphlet. Address World's Dispensary Medical Association, No.
808 Main street, Buffalo, N. Y.
Fibroid, ovarian and other Tumors
curod without resort to surgery,
liook, with numerous references, sent
on receipt of 10 cents in stumps.
World s Dispensary Medical Assocla- i
elation, Buffalo, N. X
At tlie Rescue of Mr, Metcalfe of,
Homing's Mills.
Ouce, when one of Farragutfa gunboats on thc Mississippi was Just going
into action, one of tho powder-monkeys was noticed by an officer kneeling by one of the guns saying his
prayers. The officer sneeringly asked
htm what he was doing, and if he was
afraid. ���
"No, 1 was praying," said ho.
" Well,    what    were you    praying
' Praying," said the lad, " that the
Badly Orippled With 8etatlc* ami hii Interne Sufferer r.,r V.-Hrs-Kor fWOYeWW
Was Not Able to ��lo -Xny Work-in*. Willinms' Piuk Finn KeutorcH Him to
(From the Shelburne Economist.)
Tho completion of tha local telephone
service between Wholburno and Homings Mills by Messrs. John Metcalfe
and W. II. Marlatt, referred to in
theso columns recently, wna the moans
of bringing to the notice ot a reporter
of tho Economist the fact of the remarkable restoration to health some
timo ago of Mr. Motcalfo, thc chief
promoter of the line. For about two
years Mr. Metcalfe was a terrible sufferer from sciatica, aud unable to
work. While not altogether bedfast,
ho was so badly crippled that blis
bent form, as ho occasionally hobbled
about the streets of Hornings Mills,
excited universal sympathy. The
trouble was in one of his hips and
ho eould not stand or walk erect. His
familiar attltudo, as the residents of
Horning s Mills can vouch,    was      a
same way as the prize-money is,
I clpally among the officers."
oorlng. The special -virtues of sweet | enemy's* bulietslnay"be distributed tiie
corn ior stock are yet undetermined,1 ...
but the  Judder certainly excels    all
Clay or heavy loam soils are best
for gross, and, when ouce well seeded,
will improve, thicken up and bear
heavier croiw for many years ; in fact,
can bo kept in graaa as long as desired If properly immured. We cannot expect to take off heavy crops
for successive years without returning
fertility of some sort to the soli.
Tlo the fodder shocks with binder
twine as soo��i as cut, with stocks
packed close and twine drawn tight,
that tho shock may stand straight
aud turn water. If a shock falls or
blows down it is almost wholly lost.
Careful shocking has much to do with
the value of the fodder.
it will pay to run tho mower over
tlie clover field some time in the early
fail aud let the clippings lie as a
mulch. Keep the stock off if the stand
is weak. It will bo much improved
in the spring by branching out
freely, producing a larger per cent, oi
loaves and less woody stems.
Hay to sell and corn foddor to feed
will be the rule in the west this year.
Thoro is a scarcity of hay in the
ritates, nnd tliere la sure to be a brisk
demand lor it at good prices. Last
year taught bo many valuable lessons
in regard to tlie value oi fodder that
farmers there will sell their hay without any hesitation.
To-day the   ordinary horse hardly
has a iniee. Life is too short to breed
grade sires or any but the best and
pare bred mares, or any other kind
of stock, for that matter' but, unfortunately, we have not many heavy
draft    mures now,  and   must   begin
to grade up, as we did a generutk-tn
The  sun.  the   heat,   the   fresh  air,
the activity of respiration induced by
oxerci.se,   develop  the   furcc,    energy,
supple lies.*- and muscular  strength  of
the eolt. Tho��ie raised iu stables may
be  larger in breadth  and amplitude,
but   thoy  can   never     attain   these
more essential elements in confinement.   Like a child, the colt needs to
run   ulMjut,  to   leap  and  play.
When thc people of the States return  to full  woirk  ag.'^in   the   draft
horse's work witl iucrease in the
same proportion. If there is not n
supply of animals of this class, there
is no danger thut buyers wili fall back
to the cheaper kind. Those who have
heavy draft horses three years frum
now will get importation prices.
American cities will grow und American Industry extend. The liorwo is
Increasing in the popular demand
every day as tho factories grow and
and our industries develcjp. There Is
no question about It; it must require
more horses ami better horses to do
the work.
Tho fow street ear horses formerly
used are replaced witli thrice as
many animals of a better quality;
tho u. !���**. export trade bas grown like
magic, and   thousands of    tho best
Aroof Uoe Mind TouvhlnfE the lU-medlal
Character of Dr, Agnew'H Cut nn* Iml
While Protestants and Komau Catholics are wide apart as to certain remedial measures proposed just now,
thoy find common meeting ground
in Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal l'owder.
Take Hamilton alone. This modlclne
has beeu used by Presbyterians, like
| the Rev. Mnngo Fraser, D. D.,
] and Kev. John Scott, D. D., by
! Episcopalians as with the ltev.' W. tt.
| Wade, and Rev. Chas. K. Whitcoml>e;
i by the well-known Baptist Rev. (L
Anderson ; by prominent members of
the Methodist Church, and by the
Rev. Father Hlnehey, aud mauy of
hie parishioners. They all tell the one
story of the great good this one medicine has done them. The same story
has come from the most prominent
in Toronto and elsewhere. It is unlike any other catarrhal remedy,
simple, easy nnd pleasant to
take, and quick in a cure. It will
give relief within ten minutes In Hay
Fever. Sold by all druggists. Sample
Bottle and Blower sent on receipt of
two Jl-eent stamps. S. <!. De'rhon, 44
Chureh street, Toronto.
" Lemme out!"
zoo ; " lemmc out.
veiled tbe chimpan-
I  want to get at
"Why, Jocko," Baid ids mate,
"what on earth Is the matter?'*
"Seo that dude going along the
gravel walk V"
" Yes."*
" Well, I'm after hlin. I heard bim
Kay he believed we wero his anices-
nr/.zishs-; in thf HKAO.
This ti >t Sure Precursor of Apoplexy, nud
Hi*. Afcuew's Cure for (In* 11t-art Ht Ouce
to be Tnken.
No one enji road the dally papers
without being seriously impressed
with the fact that a largo number of
people in thc present age havo within
their system tlie evidence of apoplexy.
This Is seen and felt often in a trembling and uncertainty of the limbs,
and frequently In an unpleasant dizziness and lightness of the head.  Ho is I
, fh^ySSa-Textt?' tZTlft i IM* ��>SL-����only.oHero.1
I promptly tnko measures to lmve them
���' Walked in n stooped position.'
stooped over position, with one hand
on his kuee. Mr. Metcalta says: " For
about two years I was not able to
do any work. Local physicians railed
to Uo mo nny food, and I went to
Toronto for treatment, with equalO
unsatisfactory results. I also t��eu
electrical appliances without avail, i
returned home from Toronto discouraged, and said that I would take no
moru medicine, that it seemed as U 1
had to die anyway. My system was
very much ruu down and the pains
at times woro excruciating. t ao-
hered for several months to my "c;or*
mluatlon to take no moro medicine,
Imt finally consented to a trial oi ur.
Williams rink Pills, strongly r'?cp,*,:
mendod bv a friend. Ilelore I nao.
taken them very long r felt a great
deal hotter, my appetite retnrnou,
aud tho pains diminished, Alter using tho pills for some tlmo longer I
was able to stand nnd walk erect and
resume my work, ln the full enjoyment
of health and strength. People who
knew me marvelled at tho chano1-,
and on my personal recommendation
manv have used I'luk I'ills. This ��
the first time, however, that I,^"
given the facts for publication.'
On being asked Ii the sciatica had
ever  returned, Mr.  Metcalfe    stated
that once or twice, us tlio result oi
unusual exposure, he had experience",
slight attacks, but  he always kept
! some of the pills at hand fur use on
! such occasions, and tliey never lalleu
I to fix him up all right. Mr. Metcalfe,
; wlio is 52 years of age, is In the flour
! and provision business, and, as prom
i of his ability to do as good a day s
work   tm  he ever did iu his life, we
may state tliat the most ol tlio work
connected with the erection of liis six
miles of telephone lino was performtu
by himself.   Mr. Matcalfe   also mentioned   several   other   Instances     in
which tho users of I'ink I'ills Derived
great benefit, among them being that
of a lady resident of Horning s Mills.
The Economist knows of a number ol
instances in tSholbuxno where    great
good has followed the use of this well-
known remedy. .
Tho public are   cautioned    against
Imitations and sulistitutes, snid to be
No, Muudc, dear, when people speak
' of the Ilols do Boulogne they do not
j refer to the youths who sell saus-
1 ages In l'arls.
Chollie���l'ojiah daughtah has   consented to muwy me, and���ei^i'd like
to know If there is any  insanity   lu
: youah family,    old Gentleman��� Ceui-
; plmtieally)���There must be I
" I    recently    performed four niar-
: rlose ceremonies iu twenty minutes.''
i remarked    the   Rev.    Mr. Thirdly.
" That was at the rate of ��� twelve
knots an hour," added Miss Plypp.
Probably the most thoughtful
daughter in the world liveH in Atchi-
sun. Though t!5 years of age, she
still wears her hair down lier back
to koep her mother looking young.
*' Yes," said tho young physician of
aristocratic Uncage, " truv family has
a motto, but 1 prefer not to use it.
it is a Ilttlo too suggestive in my
profcsBlon." " What is It V" " Faithful unto death."
*' Cheer up, old man A wojn.in*s
'no' olten means yes, yoa know." " But
she didn't say no. Whoa 1 asked hor
if she would marry me, she said, ' I
will, I don't think.' I didn't even get
treated with respect."
Bobble���They raise a tree from a
peach pit, can't they, pop'.'
Pop���Yes, my boy.
" Well, what ean they raise from
a rifle pit?"
" A disturbance, my boy."
Beatrice Beads us some verses entitled, " Why Do I l'vo''" We cannot use your contribution, Boatrlce,
but we ean answer your conundrum.
You live simply because you send
your verses Instead ot bringing them.
" Whon I was a young man," said I
Candidate Campbell to ono of his Ohio i
audiences the other night, " I wus a
Republican, but I married a Democratic girl, and you seo the result.*'
" Yes, baldheuded," said the small boy
in tho gallery.
Blarnoy.���His Reverence���I can't
tako your cat*, Pat. I see your horse
has been on his knees. Put���Arrah,
yer riverence, bo alsy about that. The
lust placo ho hail was wid apraste,
and, faith, lio had to keep np a slm-
bianco of religion���Sydney Bulletin.
" l don't like you, Aunt Jennie,"
said Wilbur, after his aunt had interfered with somo cheriBhcd Idea he
had In mind; " an* if you don't let
mo alone I'll save up my pottet-monoy
an' buy a tapir." " A what 1" naked
his aunt. " A tapir," Bald Wilbur;
" an tapirs they cats nuts I"
A Family gufferH for Want ot a Mother'.
Mr. Noil Morrison, St. John, N, B.:
" My daughter, Mrs. Gregory, has had
rheumatism so bad during    tho last
year that she was unable to help her
children or attend to her household
duties.    Everything    imaginable wns j
tried, but to no purpose.    I wns at j
last recommended to got South Am-
erlcan Rhoumntic Cure.    One    bottle i
curod my daughter within four days, '
and I tako mucli pleasure la giving
this recommendation."
ISSUE NO. 45  1895.
In replying to any ot theae advertise!
ments, please mention this paper.
prescribe Scott's Emulsion of
Cod-liver Oil and Hypophos-
phitcs because they find their
patients can tolerate it for a
long time, as it does not upset
the stomach nor derange the
digestion like the plain oil.
Scott's Emulsion is as much
easier to digest than the plain
oil as milk is easier to digest
than butter. Besides, the fish-
fat taste is taken out of the oil,
and it is almost palatable. The
way sickly children, emaciated,
anaemic and consumptive adults,
gain flesh on Scott's Emulsion
js very remarkable.
Pon'' be persuaded lo accept a substitute!
Scott & Bowm, Belleville.     SCc. anl $1,
is the cleanest snd best.
Manufactured by the (Ieo. E. TucScett
& Son Company, l.'t'd.
Hamilton, Ontario.
Tho average size of families In Eu-
ropo is as follows: France, 3.0a members ; Denmark, 8.61; Hungary, 3.70;
Switzerland, 8.94; Austria and Belgium, 4.05 ; Englajid, 4.08; Germany,
4.10; Sweden, 4.12; Holland, 4.22;
Scotland, 4.40; Italy, 4.58; Spain,
4.05 ; Russia, 4.83; Ireland, 5.20.
That to remove corns, warts,    bun- |
ions ln a few days, all that is required j
Is to apply  the old and  wecl-tesUHl i
corn cure���Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor.      Sure, safe    painless, Putnam a Corn Extractor makes no sore
spots hard to hcnl, acts quickly and
painlessly on hard and soft corns.
Largest Sale in Canada.
a <;ki;at WORK mion to his ihsiikd.
" Smimnt tut tu Kurope-" ������*��� ���loHlnti j-uieii't*
Will lie published early in NoveuiUer,
and will be Bold only hy suksenption
through our spocUmy appointed
agents. Sixty thouaand copies of
"Sainantha" at the World'n Fair
were sold In twelve months. Oue hundred thousand of thin new work
will be wold in tho same lcrtgth of
time. Write at onoe for particulars.
Applications for territory treated in
order received.
No. 11 Richmond street, Toronto.
removed. We know of no remedy that
has l>een so remarkably successful in
this particular as Dr. Agnew's Cure
[or tlie Heart. Primarily It Is a heart
run1, but it is equally effective in what
is to so<iw) extent a parallel disease,
a popleptic   symptoms.     In a   season
������      when  unusual heat prevails  nnd  ex-
itoraes are being shipped tu Kngland, j cltomont often runs high, we aro doing
lim-iiiany^aatU'L-a'te.!.   liven the farm- | ., kindne-SH tn men and wo/men by let-
line;  tiiem know
: a*.'lis I
trousers  In
i why  di
era are learning to use letter h 	
Tho deductions are easy.
Wheu three horses are required to
draw the plough which two heavy
onoe eould pull without, difficulty, it
would eoetn the better way to use
the two thaa three. There is noaii-
vaatage ia using threo light horses
at farm work, Tlie two would
certainly reqalro i'\ss food than three, I
would want less grooming, nnd would
be less  expense ia evory  way.
Fresh lime Is a good thing almost .
anywhere about the farm. Heatter it
about th? stables and upon the manure pile.    Placo a llttlt! of it in Ithc
wator tank, to keop it. clean and free
from scum.     Every few weeks, whon ,
the lime has lost Its strength    and ���
the scum begins to form,, renew    It, '
nfter having   washed out tlm tank, j any f;ood.'
It Is cheap, harmless! wholesome.
Only In street ears hns electricity
taken the placo of horses. City street
[muling .'i..d farm work must still
bo done ia the same old way with
Imrscs. More machinery; more
horses and wagons. Despite the bicycles, more buggies and enrrhiges
are mad.) and sold than ever. Horses
arc essential, whether for work or
for pleasure, in the highest civilization.
The ohl prejudice tint the draft
liorse was too large anil cltttnsy for
the fnrni Is proved a mistake, Over
*,hc sea fnnners ine pure bred horses
>f  this   reminrUnMe
Tourist (wild-eyed nnd It'
tliere, guard ! I've lost
by some unscrupulous dealers because
thero is a larger profit for them lu
the imitation. There Is no other remedy that can sucee-ssfully take the
place of Dr. Williams' Pink I'ills, aud
those who are In need of a medicine
���should insist upon getting tho genuine, whicli n-ro always put up in
boxea bearing tlio words "Dr. Williams' I'ink I'ills for Talc I'eople." If
I you cajuiot obtain them from your
dealer* they will bo seat post-paid on
u-eced't oi 50 cents a box, or $12.50
tor six boxes, by addressing tho Dr.
Williama'   Medicine    Co.,     Umekvillo,
i Out., or Schenectady, N, V.
FREE to any ouo. bend us your
name and address aad we will send
you our catalogue ot silverware, miscellaneous goods and novelties. We
can supply anything. The Queen
Silverware Company, Monti'oal, Q.
Anil l,o mroil of tlio Cough,
lti'l'un. Ciinmiitipllna sets let.
AT 83 .1X11 ull CKSIS.
FOR SALB-The most protttable trait
(uul (arm lands lu the world, $-1 i>tr
acre up, cosy payments. Mercury Bel-
dom roaches tke freezing point or as
high as 90 degrees. Send tor maim
and farm tacts describing the Garden
Spot ol the Union. Cash and Luckel.
Houston or Galveston, Texas, U.
3. A.
820 acres���for sale, cheap; fivo dollars an aero and no cash required 11
security given; near Carmen and Miami ; ivrlte quickly If you wnnt It, to
tho Etna Life Office, Toronto.
For sale and exchange.
Joseph    Pollard,  Jun.,    Washington.
Cmvil't Mad It
Oftli i il-
��� pair y
An.v I li
���ni:: i'A
entncky p
ie I'll a ii'
im't ymi
into      tli':
aside tr
angel, l
would g
to ilea von with 1
hoped tn moet lio
preacher must lie
���hor who deserted
Informing lior thnt
her temper slio was  an
won    tiio nngel Gabriel
raw il slio took hor temper
it. Nevertheless, ho
��� in Paradise. That
ntter Gabriel's job.
forty-six hours from Toronto; in
healthiest part of State ; yielding two
or tliroo crops yearly ; low prices;
I easy terms. For particulars, apply
I to W. ,1. FENTON, 808 Church street
| Toronto.
Toronto,) Ontarlo,|
POPULAR Commercial Ekthoof,   Enjoys eoo
linontai reputation for superior work.   Stu
dents may niter at. nnv time. OataloKue froe
SHAW & ELLIOTT, Prlnotptda,
10,000  ACRLS
Of thu boat lnnd�� in Mit*liiK;.n, ��l from t'i m M
uoracru. BlLiiuU-rJ In tour counties, on And noai
utnatism Un- years, and Nerviline
he only remedy that has dono me
^^^^ writes Thomas M'-
Glnshhn, North Pelham, and his testl-
uinny i*-** supported by thousands of
others who -have experienced the
wonderfully ���penetrntinfr nnd pnln
Bolidulng pow.-r of Nerviline���tlio
gr sat nerve pnln cure.
���Failures this week nre L'.'.l In thn
United States ng-ilnst 2'A\ in-^t yonr,
nnd Jib in  Canada against G2    inst
During 18!) I imt 2D.S0*! patents wpre j
granted in the United States, betas a
littlf more than halt tlie number no- '
piled for.
Not "pleasant to always carry
a round, Imt it don't Compare with the
n��r\e-d-;ticiylng power that tobaeco
keeps at work night and day to make
you weak and Impotent. Dull eyes,
loss of Interest ia sweet words and
looks tell the story. Brace up���quit.
No-To-Bac la a sure, quick cure. Guaranteed by Drugjxifit**** evory where.
Hook, tilled "Don't Tobneeo Spit or
Pmoko Vour Life Away,'* (ree. Ad.
^torlintr Bemedy Company, Net. 874
St. Paul Street,  Mnntrenl.
H Is the genera.l opinion in Paris
political circles that the next ( al>-
Inot will he strongly Radical.
$150 For an Old Canadian Stamp, ItheMichiganoentrM. notrofu AiPom> a-
r   ! Lake Hallways.
Kvory Canadian Stamp URed l*Gtw��cn 185* I
and 181)3 la valuable aivi worth from l\)<\ la Sir."
cucli. t buy anyquantity.on the originalnover--
prefnrrpil:   nl-o  all  other kinda ot  ktamps*
oartioularly i.lio*-e'*nlli*.:i"fl ?s yc-ns -v^n.   Hnnd ���
for prioe list to O. A. NHEDRAM, 654 Main |
Street KaRt, Hamilton. Ont,
Now is tho timo to buy.
AddrcH*. U. M. Pierce, Wofli) Bay City. Mlcb
tor      J. W. Curtis. Whittemore Mioh.
orifdnal envelopes of tbo dntc-* 1831 to 1870 wiih
poHtago stamps thereon will Kct good prioen for
tho Btatnpa by applying to Hox IL'5, Hamilton,
u^.*'1:l*Ffjtt'.-vts��*JAte, wcw,tii^>,v, ,
Permanently    curod.    No   tee    until ���
cured. Strictly educational.   Church's
Auto-Voco School, established    L80G,
Alexander street, Toronto.
UtIBtS -iVhuilfc A��:L tut 1��iU.
Bosi CougUjJy? ��P   ;���;-; ::.';:*- **   ^
_%imM2rx?$ I n
'. W'Jtt'��.'C: ,'*���'"��
ltt*ac m^ai.m:*; ]��.*:..�� a' j|i:.��:ii*i
" No endeavor Is ln vain.
Its reward la in tho doing;
And tho rapture ot pursuing
Ib the prise the vanquished gain."
01 course mathematical problems
have a fascination for tho school children. Here ls ono Irom real lite: A
purchased a dog tor $2.50. Sho took It
out (or a walk and lost it. Sho paid
$1 reward for Ite return when the
dog was brought back last Saturday.
On tliat da; sho bought a six-pound
rib roast for Sunday's dinner at 20
centa a pound. Tho dog ran off with
the rib roast and added to his own
weight nearly .half the wolght of the
rib roast. Tlie other half was unfit lor
ne. Since then she has tried three
times to lose the doe, but he alwaya
came back. Finally she paid a man
60c. to rid her of tho hated canine's
presence. She never got the 50 cents
back, bat sho did get the dog. He
strolled Into tlio house yesterday.
Now how much was the dog worth,
allowing $1.23 lor wear and tear on
the housekeeper's nerves ?
Is like a
was almost exhausted, but   alter   a I     POTATOBS as unhealthy kood.
little time he was able to go to hla   ��� 	
home, none the worse for his remark-!lb<' T*>l��*>r ui��cu����ed  From > Litem?,
able experience.
Q. What part ol London
lame man ? i
A. (Jrlpplogate (cripple gait).
.   Q. Why are good resolutions     like
ladles tainting?
A. Because they want carrying out.
Q. Why do you always make a ml*
take when you put your slipper o*n>
A. Because you put your foot ln i\
Q. Whore can even the miserable
always find sympathy?
A. Iu tho dictionary.
Q. Why should a bird with awing
and another without always disagree?
A. BecniiHo there is a difference ot
a pinion  (opinion) between them.
Q. Why is a beehive like a spectator? ���
A. Because It is a bee-holder (beholder).
Q. Why ls an egg liko a colt?
A. Because it is ol little use until
it ls broken.
In the course of his second lecture
on " Light" at thc Royal Institution,
Lord Ruylclgh spoke ot the cause of
mirage, which, It appears, is not clearly explained ln works on optics. Ganot
says it Is a phenomenon o! retraction
which results trom the unequal density of tho different layers ol tho air
when they arc expanded by contact
with the heated soli. Lord Rayleigh
is reported as saying that the appearance of water on brood and hot
sandy places was duo to the tact that
close upon the ground there lay a
��tratmn of rarclled nir. A ray of
light fell very obliquely on to it, nnd,
being totally reflected, reached the
eye of an observer much us If the
reflection took placo from water. The
phenomenon wus, strictly speaking,
ono of refraction, although the effect
was the same as If they were complete reflection on one surface. He
mentioned that because he did not
think It was to bo found ln nnv of the
books on optics, and because Irom a
theoretical point ot view It was of
great Importance. Just as a glass lens
formed an linage on tho screen, so the
crystalline lenB ol the eyo formed an
Image of external objects upon the
retina (the sensitive surface nt the
back ot the eyes), and so the Image
on the retina was Inverted. Much unnecessary speculation had been made
ln that connection, for people supposed that, because of this Inversion,
it waR a mystery that we did not see
everything upside duwn. The lace was
we did not see the Image on the retina at all���we only Ielt it; but It
we could seo the linage on sofincbody
olse'B retina, then we should see It
Death In terrible form stared 13-
year-old Charlie ltouser in the lace tor
a tlmo yesterday atteruuon, but he
was rescued Just as his companions
had given up all hopo in a manner
as thrilling as it was unique. The
lad was swimming In Juniper Lake,
at Cynwd, on tho North Penn railroad, and had as companions Charlie
Groenwood, Jerome McGarvcy and
Goorgo Kennedy, Iio.vb of about his
own ago. Willie paddling aliout near
tho shore hu stumbled into what
seemed liko a patch ol quicksand, con-
coaled under thu suit, sticky mud,
says tho Philadelphia Record.
Despite his efforts to extricate himself, young Homier was unable to on-
capo from thu treacherous soil, nnd
became alarmed when he found him-
soil slowly sinking, lie called to hla
companions fur ni-lp, but when tliey
realized his predicament they loat
thoir bends, and Instead ol tr.ting to
assist hlin not up lusty shouts In the
hope of bringing sunn.' mon tu the
Tholr shouts weru liunril Iiy (.'apt.
Sohofleld, on whose property the lake
Is situated, and he hurried tn tho
When ho reached the scene tho
1 Ilttlo fellow was engulfed In the mud
up to his armpits, and was slowly
but surely sinking, Capt. Sohofleld
took a rail from tho fence at tho
roadside and pushed It out to the
now thoroughly frightened hoy, who
clung to tt with all his rapidly waning strength. At tho moment Mounted Policeman Byrne, who had also
been attracted by the cries for help,
camo galloping up.
Realizing tho gravity of thn situation, tho ollicer quickly procured a
ropo, and, making It into a loop,
throw it out to young llouser, nt the
same time Instructing him to slip the
noose around his body under the arms.
The boy obeyed and held on to the
ropo frantically. Fastening the
other end around bis waist Byrne remounted his horse, and, putting spurs
to his animal, literally dragged the
boy out of the clutches of death,
which a few minutes previously had
seemed Inevitable,
When dry land was reached the boy
Thomas Hubbard's Suggestion s
Published 100 Years Ago
Don't imagine the temperance question is a modern Issue I Tho wisdom
and propriety of drink wore matters of discussion one hundred years
ago. An old New York resident,
whilo curiously ransacking a time*
stained ancestral trunk last week,
exhumed a queer Uttle book which
boro tho publication date ot 1795.
Authorship was credited to Thomas
Hubbard, and tho contents were devoted to "valuable secrets and approved directions trom the best artists relative to wine."
It was with a chuckle that he observed that tbo book was carefully
concealed under several theological
volumes, Ior he remembered that tradition recited that his veaerable ancestor, although a man ol religious
convictions, was not averse to accumulating that which ln later days
became to be known as a "Jag."
He dusted the book and carried It to
his club, where Its "secrets" were revealed to lei low-members. It ls related that copious memoranda were
made, with a view to future, utilization. Here are a few ol the book's
suggestions, ln the hope that they
may provo ol value to the descendants
of those wbo tuok advantage of them
In tho dayB when "reform" police
commissioners were unknown:
"To euro those who are too much
addicted to drink .vine, put In a
sufficient quantity of wine three or
four eels, which leavo there till quite
dead, Givo that wine to drink to
the person you want to rotorm, and
ho or sho will be bo much disgusted
ot wine that, though they formerly
made use ot It, they will now nave
aa aversion to it.
"Another method, no less certain:
Cut In the spring a branch of vine,
in the time when tbe sap ascends
most strongly, and receive in a cup
the liquor which runs from that
branch. If you mix some of that
liquor with wine aaid give it to a
man already drunk, lie will never
relish wine afterward.
"To prevent one from getting intoxicated with drinking, tako white cabbages' and four pomegranates' Juices
���two ounces ot each with one ol vinegar. Boil all together lor some time,
to the consistence o( a syrup. Take
one ounce of this belore you are going
to drink and drink afterward as much
ajid as long as you please.
"Another way: Eat five or six bitter almonds, lasting. This will have
the same effect.
"Another way; It is affirmed that
If you eat mutton or goat's lungs
roasted, cabbage or wormwood, It
will absolutely prevent the bad effects which result Irom the excess ot
"A method ol making people drunk,
without endangering their health :���
Infuse eome aloewood ln a glass ol
wine and give it to drink. The per-
son who drinks it will soon give signs
of Intoxication.
"Another way: Boll In water some
mandrake bark to a perfect redness
of the water Jn which It Is boiling.
Ot that liquor, it you put ln the wine,
whoever drinks It will soon be drunk.
"To recover a person from lntoxloa-
tiqn: Moke such a person drink a
glass of vinegar, or some cabbage
juice, otherwise give him some honey.
You mny likewise meet with euccesB
by giving tlie patient a glass of wine
quite wann to drink, or a dish ot
strong coffee, without milk or sugar,
adding to it a large teaspoonful ol
"To prevent the breath from smell-
tog of wine: Chew a root ot Iris trog-
lotida, and no one ean discover by
your breath whether you have been
drinking wine or not."
Immense aigrettes, ln height and
circumference, of white, black, nnd of
blitck and white osprey.
Band trimmings of heavy cream guipure ln,ce, having a medallion o,' plain
bn.t'ste at intervals.
Shut chenille lor braiding In with
felt, satin and velvet, tn he used fur
hat brims and trimmings.
Children's silk a.ud clotli coats having a. deep lace capo un which are
trom three tu five rows of fur.
Bands ot silk and gauze ribbon with
printed designs, enriched by spangles
forming scrolls or edges.
Crowns and band trimmings ot velvet ur elienillo embroidered lu pearls,
Rhinestones, steel, Iridescent ami jet
Tiny j 't bonnots widened by ostrich
tips, orna>monts ami bows ot pioco velvet ur ribbon, showing frun, two tn
live colors in one nindel.
Travelling and Shopping hats uf the
Alpine shape in su.t ielt, with a
draped veil ni heavy white lace, quills
and crown baud ol gros grain.
Large colored Rhinestone buttons
set iii a. rim Ot the regular strops.
The colors representing rubles, sapphires, emeralds and black nmi pink
Lung, narrow buckles fur the front
of lints, many having an erect wing
un either end.
Yokes and band trimmings tn match
uf gilt, jet, mother-of-pearl and Iridescent spangles.���Dry Goods Economist,
"So you're running a trolley car!"
exclaimed the unlucky man's friend.
"Yes. I was persuaded tn take tlie
"But you surely can't regard the
salary as much of an object."
" No, tho salary wasn't much of an
Inducement. Ynu Bee, It was pointed
out to me that If I was on hoard
tho car, running It, I couldn't lie the
follow who gets run over."
Scientific aiul Callnary Point of View,
John Gilmer Speed, Dr. Cyrus EdBoa
(ex-President of the New York Board
of Health) and Mra. 8. T. Rorer learnedly discuss '* Tlie Potato us a Dally
Diet,'* in November Ladles' Home
Journal,'- and pretty conclusively
prove that the humble but popular
tuber is not a healthful article or
food. Mr. Speed asserts that the
potato as a fond is not uearly sn valuable as we have very generally es-
toempil it to lie. It is quite deficient in nitrogen, and as a solo diet
is therefore unsuitable. It is hard tu
digest and- therefore shuuld lie partaken nf very sparingly by all, save
those who live activo lives out-of-
duors. ��� ��� ��� The potato provokes our great national aliment, dyspepsia, and the sooner the consumption of tiie mealy tubers begins the
sooner will tin; drca,d fangs nt the
dyspepsia appear.
Dr. 1'dson 8iua rejoinder tn Mr. Speed
writes : " 1 must quite agree witli
Mr. Speed in his condemnation of the
potato. I tuu sorry tu have to say
anything against tlio humble tuber,
but the truth, especially when it is
scientific, and more especially moilico-
sclentlftc, must Is; tuld. It Is certain; no one can at all timos oat the
potato with tho assurance thnt It will
do him no harm. * * * The
Jiractice of feeding potatoes to infants and young children cannot lie
too severely condemned, A potato
diet may not kill them outright at
once, but it is certain to Injure their
digestive organs permanently and effectually, so as to make their lives
a burden to themselves and those
who are brought ln contact with
them. Dr. Edson also contends that
the potato Is very'deficient in nutritive qualities, and has less value as
an article of fond than must nther
vegetables and cereals.
Mrs. lturer writes : " I am not a
potato prohibitionist, hut I tlrmly believe that potatoes shuuld lie served
only with strongly-concentrated nitrogenous food, such ns roasted beef, or,
for the vegetarian, with beans, peas
nr lentils.
Queer Methods or Crank. With the (ireat
An aged woman has appeared iu
front ot Colonel Ingersoll's residence,
No. 400 Fifth avenue, almost nightly
during the last week, and spends an
hour distributing tracts. Her surplus stock she lays neatly on Colonel
Ingersoll's porch stops when Bhe takes
her departure. Religious tracts are
now scattered all over Colonel Ingersoll s basement entrance, and the old
lady brings a new stylo tract each
evening. Nobody appears to molest
her. Colouol Ingersoll's family ts
still away lu tho country, und the
houso is only tenanted by bcrvuuts.
Before taking her leave she kueels nnd
prays on the pavement, presumably iu
tho interests of the champion of unbelief.
The Salvation Army and the Meth
���STANllAKl: MM HI-.
-l lie Luteal Vlfura Davlaeu l.jr the Terpal-'
i-lMiriHii 1'ror. union.
A new dance called the "Standard
Lancers" was adopted by the American Society of Professors of Dunclng
at Surutugn. Heretofore almost
every largo city has had ita own
style uf lancers, and it is expected
thut thu adoption uf the figures herewith given will bring about a uniform
system throughout the country.
First tigure���Salute partners and
corners. First tour lorward and
hack, with aide couples un thu right
(that is, across corners), Forward
again tu same couples and turn oppo-
Bito with both hands and reilru to
places. Cross uvi r, giving right hands
ill passing, ('nis, mick, giving lett
hands. Balance tn corners���that is,
four stops forward���passing hy the
corner person uu 'the right, (our steps
back tu place.   Turn   comers    with
., ,    , ,,...-,. . ���        uut'' I'hnds tu place.    This entire fig-
odists havo tried thtir best converting | ure naB ^.o,, danced acruss corners to
thu right ot the first couples; it is
A strong decoction of quassia is said
to be an excellent remedy against
Bread mny be the staff uf lite, but
a saddle of mutton makes the Journey
Health Is the soul that animates
all the enjoyments of life, which lade
and are tasteless without It���Temple.
"The first thing that phrenologist
exclaimed when he sa w me was:
'What II head!"' *'Where were
you the night before?'
Several Egyptian harps have been
recovered from tombs. In some the
strings are Intact, and give forth distinct sounds after a silence of 3,000
Tho hygienic congress at Buda-Pesth
brought out the fact that there arc
four times as many men who stammer
as there are women who are so afflicted.
Tliere are fifty-five cities in England
which cremate their garbage, and as
they are not run by politicians they
do really cremate something besides
the taxes.
In some parte of Japan, at a wedding, the bride, ns a sign oi her subjection, kneels nnd washes the feet of
tho bridegroom after he has trodden
upon raw eggs.
Our idea of a smart woman is one
who can spread newspapers on her
pantry shelves without stopping to
read every poem and story in them.
���Atchison Globe.
The production ol aluminum lias Increased trom 100 pounds in 18S4 to
389,629 pounds last yoar. During this
time the price has dropped trom $9
a pound to about TO cents.
It ls estimated that 293 hairs on the
head, 39 on tho chin, 23 on the forearm n.nd 19 ou tho back of thc hand
are respectively contained ln an
area of a quarter of an inch.
Over 100 negro students live in the
Paris Qunrticr Latin. They come
chiefly from Hayti and the French
colonies ol Guadeloupe and Guyane.
The Haytians are well off and dress
well, us their Government pays them
$'90 o1 mouth wlillo abroad. They
hiave a newspaper of their own, La
Perhaps the most wonderful specimen of cutler's craft In the world Is
the knife to bo seen In the showrooms
of Joseph Rodgers & Sons, Sheffield,
England. This extraordinary knife Is
provided with one blade for every
year since the commencement of the
Christian ern, the number ol blades,
of course, nnw being l,89ij. Blades
aro inserted five at a time at the
lapse ol every fivo years.���Hardware.
When Monslgnor Cnpel visited tiio
Dnited States somo years ago a Washington woman whu was entertaining
iii,i at dialler asked her distinguished guest what had Impressed liim most
la tliis country.
"Tho extraurdlnary precocity of
your children, madam,' was the reply,
.uul upon being naked the reason) Monslgnor' told tiie following experience:
" When In Baltimore a few days
since I wont with the archbishop to
call upon Mrs. W. Inning nur visit
her beautiful little hoy nf four .vears
ru.n into tlie drawing-rnnm, aim, after presenting hini to me, Mis. W.
" ' Carroll, go and say good uiurn-
Ing tu tin.' archbishop.' Fancy my
amazement when tlie child turned,
and, with an Indescribable air nl
bonhomie, said with a friendly nnd :
Tlow nru you, arch?- Truly American children are remarkable/'���Washington Times.
" My wlio found a poker chip in my
pneket the other morning,'- snid tho
man about town.
'��� Was sbo angry ?''
" Very. Sho asked me how much
it cost. I told her, *50 ccntB, and
alio snid that a man always gets
cheated; that tho thing was nothing
but celluloid."
ideas ou Colonel Ingersoll. The Rev.
Dr. McCube, of the Board of Home
Missions ot the Methodist Episcopal
Church, Is the must persistent ex-
horter ol them all. He writes a letter and leaflet every month, ln which
he points out to the great unbeliever
that there Is yot time lor him to join
the Methodist Church. His latest
letter, written a short time ugo, is lu
part as follows:
" Since you began to lecture against
tho Bible thirty years ago the Methodist Church lias increased greatly,
while other denominations have grown
also, We now have 2,81.0,000 .communicants, ft gala ot 1,800,000. Our
Church property lias increased in
valuo from *>2O,U00,O00 to moro than
$100,000,000, a gain of $12,0110 dally
for thirty years. In the meantime
you have not beon able tu overthrow
a tingle church altar.
" Colonel, we have beaten you I Colonel, you had better join the Methodist Church I Saul of Tarsus persecuted the Church, nnd he came lu. You
hud better como in.'
A noar-Bighted friend of Colonel In-
gersuil sends him each week tlie Bible
lessons trom her copy uf a country
paper. She corresponds regularly,
and she is one of the few religious
enthusiasts Colonel ingersoll ever answered. The letters aud tracts are
dumped unccremoulouBly into the
waste basket without readiug. But
this particular old lady got a letter
that almost brought her to New
York. Sho intended to come Irom her
native town, but lack of finances may
have caused her putting off the trip.
In cutting out tho Biblo lessons to
send Colonel IngerHoll uno week, ahe
pasted tho clippings on a sheet of
note paper. Inadvertently Bhe reversed one of the clippings, and when
Colonel Ingerfloll got his letter the
Biblo leeson read like this:
God so loved the wnrld that He
gnve His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth In Him should
not perish, but have everlasting llie.
-John 111. 10.
And whosoever was nut found writ-
ton In the Book uf Life was cast into
the lako ot tire.
Drink  -'s brand  nf  Rock    and
Rye, warranted pure; only 50 cents
a pint.
Colonel Ingersoll wroto the old
lady a strong lotter ol condemnation
for attempting to convert him to
drink. Sho was horrified to learn
what sho had done, and every letter
she* writes now���thoy still arrive
each week���she apologizes for her
mistake ol reversing tho Bible lesson
copying and sending the rock and
ryo advertisement. Sho haB stopped
taking that country papor, because,
she aaya, It led her Into such "grievous error."���New York Herald.
me uiu rii.viK.
What a llor.1 of Sail Sweet Memories Muster
H.,iln,I It.
There ls a little chair standing in an
odd corner at horae���a plain little
chulr with its dark rockers and Its
well-worn arms. And It stands In the
shadowy recesses just below the shell
whero the old clock ticks away, telling ol the long, long minutes that nro
gathering Inst between us and tlie
deep-memorled pnst. But the little
forms which were once held in the
wooden arms and rucked to and tro
have long since fled, nnd tho baby
chair Ls forgotten. Ono whom the
Uttle rocker held lovingly slipped
away through the shadows and is
waiting beyond the dusky valley.
Many a time the old chair held   her
against its narrow Ikibocu anil rucked yawn. With stretching
away her baby troubles. A tiny pres- ~___f___
sure sets It vibrating.  Rock, ruck.   It   J'vent .ting   I ie luru.
was so that vnu .swung to and tro,
keeping time to a childish lullaby
cruuned low and sweet over the passive lace, nf a china dull. Backward
and forward, forward and back, ymi
measured nn the moments ul happiness lung ago, Ruck, rook ; steady and
slow. Sn it wa.s that ymi held the
children in your strung uid arms nnd
soothed away the childish grief, The
subs and sighs kept time with your
rucking, the little troul les were smithed away In the depths of your kind
old  bOSOtm,   Bulk,  ruck.    First  quick
nuw repeated across the uthur curner
ur with sldu couples on the left,
Dance fuur times, alternating direction ol dnncing.
Second tigure���All lorward and back.
Ladles to the centre (do not salute).
Gentlemen promenade around the
Indies to the Ielt. Upon reaching
places the gentlemen take ladles'
hands and a large circle is formed.
All promenade ln circle to the left.
Dance four times the second and
fourth time ot dancing the gentlemen
take places ln the centre.
Third figure���All furward and hack.
Forward and salute. Four ladles
chain. Dance lour tlmcB, tho seennd
and luurth times the gentlemen otter
right arm to ladies in place ot ladles'
chain and all promenade.
Fourth tigure���Salute partners.
Grand right and left half around set
(do not salute). Turn partner witt
right hand and continue. Grand
right and left In the reverse direction
to placo aud when In place salute
partners. First couple promenade
nnd face out: side couples form ln.
Chassoz to left���that Is, four glides
to left. Balance forward with left
foot and back with right. Chassez to
right. Balanco forward with right
loot and back with lett. Countermarch to opposite lines. All forward nnd back. Turn partners with
both hands to places. Dance four
A Doctor Heconiwemls It as  a Muscular
It Is unnecessary to describe In
what consists the act of yawning, an
every one Is familiar with the slow
and deep inspiration, accompanied by
separation of the Jaw boties, and followed by equally deep and prolonged
expiratiun, which Is also more or less
sonorous. The last is attended as
well by stretching of the limbs, with
the body and head well thrown back.
It is a modlilcntlon ol the respiratory
act, or, In other words, it is breathing with a spasmodic or convulsive
eond'.tlon of Its two periods, for
yawning Is, like all spasmodic nets,
quito involuntary. During the net ot
yawalng thc air is taken in nlmost
exclusively by tho mouth, which ls
widely open, tho posterior orifices of
the nasal fossae being partly closed
by the soft palate, which contracts
spasmodically and is drawn up toward the top part of the pharynx.
This contraction of the soft palate
lasts during the whole act of yawning, and only ceases when the mouth
closes. Yawning nlso causes more
or Icsb complete, but momentary, obliteration of the passage loading to
the middle ear and called the Eustachian tube.
Yawning Ib Involuntary, and yet it
is possible up to a cortaln point to
hide by will power a certain portion
of it, to shorten It by suddenly closing
the mouth by an energetic reaction
and by preventing the sonorous expiration with which it usually ends.
The most elementary rules of good
breeding forbid yawning in tlie presence nf other people, but a Belgian
physician, M. Naegoli, has taken up
the cudgels against those mice, basing hla opinion on tho physiological
phenomena of yawning, which he recommends na an excellent method of
respiratory gymnastics,
According to his ideas, yawning
brings into action all the rcspiratury
muscles nf the'chest and neck, nud
slinuid, on that account, bo considered as the most natural form uf rcspiratury exercise; im thinks that
evory person shuuld have a good
with stretching ni the limbs,
Ior tlie purpose
and tnnli'ying
the muscles of rospirallun.
Tiio Ilvo states uf Central Amotion
have nu area nf 170,1110 square miles,
a population nf B.Offo.OOD and a llobt
of f*fk,BOO,000. The debt nl Honduras  Is    a     marvel.-.-'i'.II.OOII DOIl   ur
181 ti in i r p. up e.    Fi deration with
that sort   nt obligation is   anything
inu. tempting.    MbxIco has a popu n
Hon nf 11 U82,021 and n debt ul Ull I
(Mill Wll).   ' The latest estimate nf tlie
population ol Cuba  Is 1,(182.000, Imt
but growing Blower and slower as tho I thoro is ���,, estimate ol    tlm    debt.
pearly lids drooped lower and lower
nver the drowsy eyes, and sn yuu
rucked the babies nway to tlio sleepy
land of nod. And still you stnnd in
the odd old curner, and hold wide your
arms, waiting and wishing to nnce
again hold tho noisy children that
long ago grew too large Ior your
narrow grusp. But a tiny Squeak
cunies from its dark old rockers like
a rustv sigh, and perhaps when no
nne Is noar tho littio uid chair mny
sleep nnd dream of the dainty ono it
hold sn lovingly, whu pnsBcd through
the dim shadows and waits lor us In
tho " somewhere" far beyond.
Mrs. Portly Pompons���Oh, Bridget,
yon hnve broken that magnificent
Japanese vase.
Bridget���Snre, mum. Isn't it lucky
that there was nothing In It.
A thoughtful observer remarks that
there are two classes ot people whom
Theso American neighbors to the
state's are very much outdone by Canada, whose population nf 4,888,289
must bear a debt nf 8800,000,000,
greater In prnpnrtlun than that nf
anv other country, excepting France
anil Italy���Philadelphia Times.
Seek self, find Satan.
Christians In concord J devils in dismay.
Men's praises arc not always God's
Tho Christian who trifles with sic
laughs nt Christ.
He will never speak with effect who
speaks for effect.
No time tor righteousness; too much
time lor remorse.
The light that shines not on Mon-
dav will attract no rouIb on Sunda}'.
The hand  that fashions tlie crown
it Is hnrd to convlnco against their   ot lite also fashions the yoke of ser-
will���women and men- | vice. G. A. McDiiio il C*>.,  Real Estate  Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Call at Mel'hee & Moore's and purchase a package of their splendid brand
of "Simla1' ten. They are sole agent*, for
ihe Province,
Mr. and Mr;. P.M. Hunter haw taken
rooms at the Misv-s Orchard's for the
Mr. nmi Mrs, Harrigan have moved
ititii tin r.rw Williain-.' Murk.
Commercially there lire nn iliies
I'pin those men Mho advertise.
D.M. Hunter has sold his new house
nu the corner of Penrith ave. and Fifth
street tn Mr. I). Kilpatrick,
Mrs. Win, O'lHl is prepared m give
organ anil pianoforte lessons, hotli vocal
���ind instrumental, io elementary and ad-
vanced pupils.
A grind supper and hall will be given
under the auspices of Benevolence linage
No. U K. of P. lit I'ikei's hall nn New
Year's night for which a first cUss orrhes
tra has been engaged.
Mr. John Urqutiart's liltle boy was hnd
ly scalded nn both feet Satiudav by the
escape of thc steam from the boiler at
the Mill, Courtenay.
McPhee A Mnore are now opening up
their Fall and Winter stock of Blankets,
Quilts, Mens' underwear, Sox, Gloves;
Oil clothing, and rubber goods.
There is altogether too much crowding
and noise in the lobby of the post-office
Last Wednesday ladies were kept wait-
ing for two hours hy the rudeness of mon
who pressed in front ofthe wicket.
A passenger couch is expected up
shortly and will be placed nn the line he*
iween Union and the wharf and run in
connection uitfi the Joan. Through tick
ets will be issued direct to l'nion, and
passengers leaving l'nion will have to
purchase their tickets here ami nm al the
The following gentlemen kindly dona,
led the sums opposite i heir names lo the
Coniox Agricultural Society for ihe purpose of helping to pay uli'the delu ou thc
Agricultural Hull.
Alex. Ui'qtthart, $25; Duncan llros.
*��ioi \VR. Robb. $10.75; ���**���'��� I'iercy.
S10.25; J A. Halliday, Ito; Thus. Cairr.s,
$10; Jos. Mel'hee, $10; John MuntlcH,
Sto; Win. 11. Grieve, $1); Samuel Creech.
$6.50; George Heatherbell, $*.; Chalmers
Bros, Sy, Alex. McMillan, j.*; Grunt &
McGregor, $*; John Williams, $*; Alex.
Salmond, $2.50; liyron Crawford, J2.50;
John Masson, $2; David Jones, $1.50;
Father Durand, $1.50; Chas. Bridges,
$1.50; W.li. Anderson, $1.50; William
Ahderton, $1; Wesley Willard. $lj Mc
<*jut!l,'in & Gilmore, $1; Alex. Ledingliaiii,
}octs.; Henry McQuillan, 50 cts.j
Money to Loan
at low rate ancl easy terms.
Lots for sale in any part of town
Fine acre lots adjoining Cumberland Townsite.
164 acres on water front, near thc Trent River; easy terms.
D. McD. Hunter.
Editor New*.; We notico in your Insi
issue .1 com nut nievtt ion wiih ivferenc**; to
the (i*sirahility of iheassH-isnr and collect
orat Coniox removing h-s office tnii more
convenient place in ihe village tor the
accornmo.'lrttion of tho public. I think
when ,h<*te is any '"lunge it should lie tu
Union. In fact all the district officers
should be located in the chief business
p' ice ofthe district, and this will doubiless
takr place during the coming year. Nine
ipmhs nf the population is in Union.
Whv then should the-*e all go to the May
when-te:*.-*. than ro> people reside? There
ar- fully i,o;x) Inhabitants Jie-v. Let Ihe
office he removed to the chief inwn where
the ure.t body of the people will be best
Union, Nov. '��2.
��� .
The joint school entertainment at Coutt
enay Thursday, drew, as was expected, a
crowded hnuse. The programme as pub
li-heil last week, was well rendered, the
children doing creditably. Tnesc annual
school entertainments are a splendid
thins to bring nut tbe parents. It is real
ly a school exhibition and shows the advance of the scholars in a general way.
Tlie teachers of both schools are to be
Saturday night Mr. Hullork placed a
lantern on the street where a drain was
dill'to lei off the water accumulated in
the cellar nndcr I Inline, store. This was
stolen, and another lantern put nut which
was fastened to some timber, and this
was wrenched nlT and taken away, leaving uo light to warn the public against
danger. There will lie a suitable -eward
paid in anyone giving inform tlion leading to the arrest and conviction of the
Having taken ihis house, except the
bar, 1 shall be pleased lo receive the
patronage nf ihe 'public.
Hoard per week, ��� $5.
Single meals tr 25 cei-ts.
T.J. I'ierry.
Persons using the mules and horses of
the Union Colliery   Co. without permission will bu prosecuted according 10 law.
F.D. Litlle, Sunt.
One mile and a half from Un>on: con.
tains ino acres nnil will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
Anv person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs anrl barrels of the
Union Kre.very Company Ltd nf Nanaimo, will be pr.isecilted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
The partnership*,\��hich has heretofore
existed between A.I). Williams and D.M
Hunter under the firm name and style
nf Williams ii- Hunter is dissolved.
Union, Nov. 1 1805. All claims against
the late firm should he presented to Mr.
Hunter and ull bills due it paid to him.
- A'. I). Williams.
' -'UM. Hunier.
The money order department closes nt
7 p.m. Thursdays. Letters may be registered up to 7.30 p.m.on Thursdays, Apply fnr hojies t,, arrive nerd month before
thev are all taken.    ���
(".race Methodist church -��� Services
nexi Sabbath bv the pastor. Morning
subject--tind our sun and shield, Kven
inu���A Sunday's hunting and the game
Presbyterian church,���The Rev. Mr.
Logan will preach morning and evening
Trinity Episcopal church.���First Sunday in Advent, service as usual at 7
o'clock, p.m. Organ reciial al close of
service wilh special hymns and solos by
ihe clioir.
The monthly meeting of lhe W.C.T.U.
will be held in ihe hoose of Mr. Rolib,
at Hay, 01, llie evening of Thursday 28th
inst, a' 1 p.m.
11 will be a social meeting', and every
member is requested to bring a friend,
Mrs. W. Duncan,
Notice is hereby given tbat a Court of
Revision and Appeal, under the "Assess-
ment Act" for the District of Comnx, including Nelson, Newcastle, Denman and
Hornby Islands, and a sitiing of the
Cnunty Cnurt nt Nanaimo will be held in
the Court House, Comox, ou Thursday,
the 5th day nf December next, at lhe
hour of eleven a.m.
I Hv order)
W.*U. Anderson
Comox B.C.
Nov. 20th. 1895.
Thete will be n social dance at the Riv
ersnle Hotel, Courtenay on Wednesday
evening, Nov 27th,
New novels, plain and fancy stationery ac Plmbury's
[Nov. 19]
The American sloop, 1'int.i, of Fairha-
ven which sometime ago wns sewed by
customs officer Roe for not having clear-
ance papers, nnd not being properly documented, will be released under condiiion
that her owners change her into a liritish
craft and lhe dtttx be paid nn valuation
There will be an entertainment given
by the Mutual Improvement Assnciatnn
at the school house, nn Christmas eve,
consisting of songs, dialogues, instrument
al music, etc. The admission charge will
he only 25 cent?, including supper; pro.
creds will go to the benefit of the associa
The largest sloop. Cahriola, which hai
been anchored at lhe Cove some time,
fishing, left for Heaver Point. The
schooner Filing Fish slill here lieitg
chartered by the Covrrninent fur carrv.
ing the pile driving appliance under A.
Rumor's supervision.
The repairing on the ivhaif will soon
he finished, nearly all the old piles will be
replaced by new ones. Mr. A. Raynes
knows his business.
The steamer Ksiella arrived here itt in
northern pons, wiih several men engaged
to work on tbe government wh nf.
Society circles have again been stirrer),
A lively hop aid general good time was
hud at the residence of Mr. Kobbins. the
esteemed Denman teacher, last Friday.
Quito a number ol the fair sen attended.
It was kept up uutil lhe smull hours uf
The Mutual Improvement association,
��hich was lately organized, has for its
officers- President, T. Chalmers; Vice
President, J, Ford,' Sccrelarv, Win. Ford;
Treasurer, John Scett. The meetings
ire held in the school hnuse cverv Satur-
day evening. Its chief objects are intellectual, moral, ami social improvement.
The last meeting was very interesting.
F. Sutton gave a song, and was encored.
The humorous advice on courtship by
Wm. Fonl was highly applauded. Violin
solo, by J. Ford followed, lohn Scott
wa.s ca'led upon to gr e a lecture on geology, which was t|ttiie interesting. How
Rubinstein played A humorous reading
by j. Ford caused a good ileal of laugh
ter. 'I'he members of the Association intend to thoroughly investigate the science
of phrenology, and will bring il up for debate at ils next meeting.
Notice is hereby given that thc partner
ship heretofore subsisting between J.CJ.
Cameron and R. Elliott under Ihe lirm
name of Cameron Jt Elliott as I.iverv sta
ble keepers at the town of Cumberliud,
has this day heen dissolved by mutual
cnttseai. All debts due the said partnership are to be paid to Ruben Elliot who
will pay all liabilities against the linn,
Cumberland, November 21, 11:95.
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