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The Weekly News Jul 7, 1896

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Choice fresh and salt meats, headcheese, bolonga, sausages
and vegetables, fruitand eggs
Spring Goods MM���
Taka a Look at the Window and See  PRICES
Suits cheaper than in the East.      My stock comprises the
very latest novelties in Scotch and English Suitings.
I will sell fine black worsted suits
 at $30 per suit	
ee-Jfl DUNNE-s
Tfitr WEllt M S3i?8 IHQ~
m wiltati w^ridiig,
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This Space
I notice blue is a favorite color with
thu youn;,' ladies this summer; audit
also seems a drawing color, but hardly
���fast���I mean "bold fast,''
���   *
One young gentleman was so unfortunate as to lose his lady companion at the
picnic, tnrou-h tha enterprise and perfidy of a friend' He is in favor of importing more girls to Union.
I am told the picnic was "lovely,"
���'fine," "dry" and "all-right," "all right!"
"by different people. Anyway all agree
there mutt have been joo present.
There w is boating, wading, and whispering of sweet nothings���perhaps sweet
���somethings���and the general satisfaction
ito be home again.
Messers. R. Grant and L Mounce
with their families, and Miss Rushworth
wade a pleasant party who spent the day
at McCutchean Point.
Judge Abrams and family were another private picnic party. They took
lunch on Mr, W. Lewis' grounds. Mr.
aad Mr*. Lewis had prepared for the
expected picnicers, swings, and tables,
and lots of fresh milk, and buttermilk,
After enjoying a long stop here, they bid
adieu to thuir bind entertainers and drove
home in the twilight.
Miss Chambets and Miss Gibson were
among thc crowd who went to Vancouver on the excursion. It really is too
bad to lo*e our young ladies for even a
short while, for "Union is short an girls"
as one young man ei presses it. Miss
Chambers will, of course, return after a
short visit, and we could illy spare her,
for she has been a isnlous worker io the
Ladies'Guild .pf Trinity, as well as President of the Guild. Mist Gibson, we are
sorry to hear, will not' return. What is
the matter with our young men, they let
so many irf-ottr charming girls go away!
* *
Tlie Pali Mall Gazette had a description of the loveliest dinner gown made
for royalty. It was bl.ick satin, cm en
princeese, laced under tbe arms with silk
cord, the from embroidered in fullblown
roses, with silk, and laden with gold
thread and jewels; glittering traceries of
jet spangles arranged to simulate loops
and ends of ribbon. The sleeves were
of draining loops of finest black tulle,
The entire dress was lined ottoman silk,
in delicate shade of rose pink. The bodice encuur, in front was out-lined with
masses af dark red roses.
* *
Our band consists of a fine looking body
of men in their gay new uniforms!
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At Cape Town, S. A., they bave had a
Chrysanthemum Show. I saw a pciture
of it, and it was beautiful. The ladies
were attired in the latest; the gentlemen
sported silk hats, and canes. And this
in " Darkest Africa!"
��� ���
These it a walk up the log road���to be
lure quite a jumping road���but up a hill,
off to the side, are such lovely wild low
ers! ���across a ravine lay a fallen pin*
and a squirrel ran nimbly over it.   The
caw of the crows was not so musical, but
with the stillness of the woods, the smell
of fresh green things and earth, suggested these lines from Hiawatha:
Ys whose hearts are fresh and simpla
Who have faith in Gad aad nature,
Who believe (hat in all ages
Every human heart is human,
That is .even savage bosoms
There are longings, yearnings, strivings
For the good they comprehend not;
That the feeble hands and helpless,
Groping blindly in the darkness,
Touch God's right hand in ths darkness
And are lilted up and strengthened',.
Two dwelling houses on Penrith aven*
ve, Cumberland, belonging to Mr. G. T.
Parks, will be scld at 2 p. m., July 18th,
1896 at public auction to tbe highest bidder. Terms $200 cash down on one and
Si 50 cash down on the other. The balance may be paid in monthly payments
���of $9 each. These dwellings must be
sold. Also at same time will be sold
household effects consisting of Two Bedroom Sets, Chairs, Tables, Stoves, Carpets, and many other things, all for cash.
Sale on thepremise:,
G. T. Parks.
McPhee & Moore
Flour. Feed, Field and Garden Seeds, Etc., Etc.
Is well stocked with choice fresh and salt
meats, vegetables, butter, eggs,  poultry and
all kinds of fruits ...
���*��� 13-Goods Delivered Promptly
At about 4 o'clock Sunday morning the
bells rang out the sharp alarm of fire.
Looking out the window we saw the Williams' black on Third street "in flames.
Being of wood and dr/ it burnt like tinder. Soon a large crowd gathered and
began removing tlie furniture in the buil
ding to the south and in the houses nearest on Penrith avenue. Frank Williams,
house was soon in the embrace of the
red demon. John Williams' residence
had already succumbed. Fortunately it
was vacant, Mr. Williams having removed with his family a day or two be
foie. While these were burning the lire
seriously menaced Mr. Kicharus' house,
opposite. The heal was intense, but an
ample bucket brigade fought off tbe enemy. In protecting Richards, R. B. Anderson' place was saved' but as measure
of precaution much ol the lurniture was
taken from the house. In the meantime
tbe tire had lapped up a one siory cottage batik of Williams' block, and front*,
ing on Penrith avenue.*
��� Up to this time there was scarcely any
wind, but with the fire eating its way east
owing to the proximity of the buildings,
a current of air was produced which endangered every house, on the south side
of the avenue in that direction Soon
Qucncll & Lindhardl's new two story
dwelling was blazing like a furnace.
A effort was made tn blow up
the cottage juat beyond, but without sue ���
cess. Then axes were brought and the
work of tearing it down was commenced
in earnest. While some lore off doors,
others wrenched away boards. Such ax
es as could be found were plied vigorously, The men worked rapidly, but belore
the building was demolished the flames
belched out irom the side of tbe building
and wrapped the half standing structure
in its mantle ot Dame. It now seemed
as though a new stand must be made farther on; but a long rope was brougnt,
thrown over the red robed dwelling. One
end was passed forward among the crowd
and a hundred hands seized it and with
one mighty effort thc flaming mass was
pulled forward toward the body of the
fire. Now the bucket men got in their
work. And what with flooding the next
building and dashing water upon the
now low-down but still savage flames
the tide was turned and all breathed easier,
The fire started about 3.30 and its origin is unkown but is, we are informed, to
be investigated.
The Dominion Building ft Loan Co.
are believed to have loans on all the build
ings burned and are of course fully insured. The loss will amount between
$6,000 and $7,000 A small loss was also
suffered by K. Sharp for damage to his
bouse, by T. Kirkwood, and by Quenell
&' Lindhardt. The furniture in all the
houses occupied was mostly saved. Toe
Williams' block was unoccupied, altho
Mr. Bellamy had some articles in his
rooms in the second storey which had
not been removed. The buildings burned on Third street stood in the name nf
Williams and were unoccupied, except
the south cottage where Frakn Wiliams re
sided. Mr. Bellamy was out of the block
Saturday night, being at The Waverly,
although his things were not all removed
The house next east of the block belong
ed, we an told, to Mcl'hea & Moore, hav
ing been lately taken over by tbem in
some deaL It was occupied by Mr, Wil
kiison aad his sister and Mr. Hay. The
Wilkinsons were abseni at the time ofthe
fire, and not all of their effects were saved
?uenell ft Lindhart occupied their house
hey kad no insurance over and above
what stood in the name of the Loan Com
pany. Tbe Ooney house next burned
Among those who did valiant service
at the fire, were Capt. Mateer, Jack Bruce
D. C. Macdonald, H. McGregor, Orrin
Barber, L. Mounce, and Harry and Watson Mounce, John Edwards, R. James,
Tom Irwin, K. Sharp, P. Dunne, Charles
Lowe, W. J. Harriga, Bert Morgan, Billy
Davidson. Jack Roe, J, Doney, and Sam
Davis. Even Dr. Lawrence set a noble
example by carrying water.   Mr, Nash
while assisting received a nasty wound
from a nail.   Mr. Richards was kept bi.
s?.s.,.*'.'.n8!li*0'vn Pr''P��'y. The north
or Willard's new building was drenched
with water and was at out time in great
danger. Doubtless there are others e-
qually deserving of men ion. After ihe
fire Sam Davis and J.ihn Wiilams re
meinbered the tuwl " boys."
The News exi.ud*; its' thanks to Mr.
Kelly for services rendered ,ir.d nho to
Young Creech anrl Mr. lldUmv. Mrv
Piket was-ea>]y nn hand arid a5-.1s1e.l-1n
removing articles of value ivr whiih Mr*
Whimeyis grateful. Tlie NewsL&tffci
at uae tune was in imminent peril.
IHE SFOOD3 A i'*..*.*;
Sunday vt�� .-'.,.:     .,��� ...
had thatemtxttavM ��� .- ,,-t ,.   iii    ..-,
away Worn itte * .1 v.-- ���.: -,. ,..���.*
wuud, i-iir*.    h v.e ;n ������ ��� .' :���-.,
or where it starts 1,   ��.r   if   ,ji;.*j   .Vr,.
wid�� irpace lu tbe *���,...... t.>iii�� *.*���*,��� .,:..���.
ma read audn-ot a -mari.h ot \ tan., aorto
of the railway laajiag* to No. ��eHsft. Ther-,
wae considerable sir itiring now sad the tor
cat waa full nf dry bruah and brokm limba.
The lames rose at times ia tumalMuu fury,
mounting to the tops of thc tall trees, round
which they wrapped their long tongues.
Trcea looked liked sentient beings, clothed
in nd, terming in columns and alowly advancing with angry hisses, They formed a-
cross the road to Leiser's slaughter house,
and approached ao near that it was oalf by
thc tireless energy of many that tbey were
kept at bay. At last a rod demea leaped ��
pon a building aud was promptly dislodged
The greet oxen moaned ia terror. Down
and around the Fultcet aloughter house sud
barn the red line moved. Not a hand wae
raised agaiust it, The spectators appeared
to invite it td do its wont. Aa ilia mockery thc Hue of fire advanced and thn Needed; but never quite toadied with Ua hewm
the absudeacd frames with tbeir terror
stricken pigs snd fowls which could'aot he
Induced to leave. Back farther towards thc
town Louis Mounce, with a large force, wu
fighting the scaring circle cf red which
wu moving toward the oew sawmill. Later iu tke evening, traffio wuatopped across
the meadow bridge, the lut ones over having passed through between walls ef Utile.
The struggle continued far into ths aight.
When wa looked out 'ia the moraiug ths
Ore had sullenly retired aad the slaughter
yarda and mill and bclecguMd town were
ufe, at leut from the pretence of visible
Latest by Wire
Nanaimo, July 4.���The celebration at
Wellington was a grand affair; Rarely
has this part of the island been favored
with a more elaborate programme, etpse
tally with respect to bicycle races.
The Liberal majority is now to ovtr sM
Quebec is credited with 16 Conservatives
48 Liberals and 1 Independent. Onta-
tario, with 44 Conservatives, 41 Liberals
and 6 Independents.���Bush fires are raging in vicinity of Nanaimo, one firm he
mg completely overrun by the lire.���Cattle are being removed from the islands to
the mainland, owing to the high water oa
th* Frizer.���Freight and express tram
was derailed Sunday night at No. 4 tunnel', on C. P. R. Track was loosened by
water. Engine, 8 cars of tea and 1 of
coal were thrown into the water; brake
man killed, fireman and driver injured,
���Chinese working under ground case
set Supreme Court on Monday.
Excursion to Zszada IsUmd.
Steamer Joan wil! run au excursion ts
Texada Island on Thursday next, julv a
1896; leaving Umoa Wharf atla/ra.
Train leaves Union at y. 15, connecting
with the tthamer. Fare for the round
trip $!.��$.���J. B. McLean' agent
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An Exhibition of a Four Candle
(Power Lamp.
Thomas A. Dili-son lias consented to
lift the veil of mystery that has surrounded his new lamp, and yesterday
afternpon exhibited it. Be has bad
the new lump in readiness for soms
time, but wus not ready to show It
until lie had completed the acces*
(The walls and the ceiling of his
room wore covored with light colored
paper, In order to bring ont the effect
nf the light, fie closed the door, and
wo were in Egyptian darkness till
Kdiaon shouted out. " On." His assistant in tlie next room turned on the
current, and the new lamp shone out,
Hutpenileil In the centre of the room.
(Tho light was a beautiful one, clear
and white, and, while Mr. Edison said
that It was orly three and one-half
or four candle-power, yet, as ths
light was turned on and off and
alternated with the sixteen candle-
power Incandescent lamp, I could not
see much difference between tbem In
illuminating power.
(The new lamp ls simply a Crookes
tube of the usual shape, about five
inches long and two Inches ln diameter. The peculiarity of the light la la
the Interior ol the bulb. Wben It is
being made about a thimbleful of
crystals of a new substance is Introduced Into tlie bulb and the latter le
slowly rotated ln an Intense heat Just
short of the melting point of the
glass. The reeult Is that the crystals
of this new substance are distributed
evenly nil over the Interior of the bulb
nnd are fused by the heat till they
form a coating all over the inside,
firmly adherent.
I asked Mr. Edison what tliis new
substance was, and lie laid his finger
on one side of his nose, and, with a
(mistical look, replied: "Don't you
wish you knew ? But 1 am not going
to tell you. Let tliese other fellows
that know so much find out what It
Is if tliey can."
All that lie would say was that It
was a natural mineral, very abundant
and very cheap, and that it possessed
nearly three times the fluorescent
properties of tlie tung-state of calcium, which was also the discovery of
the " Wiiard."
" How do you expect tu get greater
light ?" I asked.
"That Is very simple," lie replied;
" all tbat you have to do is to Increase the site of the bulb, and you
?;et the larger umot&t of light. The
act ia that I have succeeded ln Imprisoning the X rays In tlie bulbs and
there are none of tbem that escape.
I have tested very carefully for their
presence outside of the bulbs, and
there are none tliere."
Mr. Edison then said that the only
thing further to do was to work out
the problem of commercial values and
to overcome some of the difficulties in
producing the light.
The Chicago Colosseum Compared With
That of Rome.
Chicago report nays: The Colosseum, claimed to Iw tlio largest exhibition building in tho world, will be
formally opened with appropriate
ceremonies to-morrow. Tlie building
is 727 foet long by UOO leet wide. The
height of the building Inside Ik 100
leet. Tlio outer walls are 47 [eet
high, The root is built in terruccs to
the height of 105 leet. The roof is
supported by twelve steel trusses,
constructed upon tlie same principle ns
the grout trusses or arches which uj>*
held the roof ol thn Manufactures
Building nt tlio World's Fair. Tliese
trusses or arches are 280 feet in
width. The interior length ot the
building, exclusive ol the vestibule, is
070 feet. i
Tliere nre two permanent galleries.
In the building ; ihe lirst une, yvttlJh
is called the balcony, ts twenty-five
ftet ubovt the muln t'i*,.. and is torty
teet wide, nnd runs all around ,tue
bnilding. Tiio second one is forty leut
nbove the main lloor, and ls twelve
feet wide. The total Hour space Inside the building Is 286,000 snuaru
As nrrnngwl lor u performance
which will inaugurate the building un
next Monday, the arena ls 000 feet
long by 100 lent wide. As tt* city
block Is 400 feet in length, some idea
of the length of this arena muy bo
imagined. The interior 61 tlio building may he nrrnngwl to accommodate
nny v&ned,u.iKllonee, from 1,000 to 50,-
000 iwroUs. ' Ono very important feature of the'construction of this building fs trtnt t'he weight ol tlm seats
nnil t'he iiudieases upon the main floor
of tlio building comes directly upon
tiie ground, anil dons nut place the
strain of.bnb pound on tho structure
The system of lighting employed In
tho building is almost entirely.n new
cue, ami will bn used far tlm first time
ln this building. It comprises. 100
electric arc lights, each, being" reinforced by a powerful reflector*, and
produces ttio most brilliant illumination probably ever given the interior
of any building.
The historic Colosseum lis- Rome,
covering nearly live acres, was In tlie
form of an ellipse, its longest diameter
015 feet, its shortest S10. It 1s estimated it hnd a seating capacity for
87,000 spectators. Tlio exterior walls
of tbe edifice consisted of four stories
of three different orders of architecture, Doric, Ionic nnd Corinthian. Tlie
arena within was 281 feet* in length
and ]7B feet in breadth. i
A Perfect Man.
Tho lecturer Inquired dranmtlcullly:
" Can any one ln thin room tell me
of a perfect man 7"        ���
There was a dead silence.
" Has any one," he continued," heard
of a perfect woman?"
Then ft patient-looking little woman
ln a black dress rode1 up at the back
of the auditorium and answered:
" Tliere Was onef I ve often heard
of her. but she's dead now. She was
my husbands first wife."
But Couldn't Even Cure Her Husband's
Unbelief in Her Power.
One of the strangest phases of the
practice ol Christian science, says the
Buffalo News, has Just come to l\ght
through tho dlvorcei courts. Tbe
story is brief, but It is harrowing
in its details. Mr. Edward J Lomnltz
comes from an old Canadian family
and was married ln Toronto ln 18S8.
.Mrs. Florence A, Loinnitz was one ol
iho loaders ol tlie guy social wlhln
in Toruuto. und lirsn met with Mr.
Lomiuu ut. a soclul lunction. Being
u very cuintJly brunette, sprightly
und vivacious, she, of course, was
forced to put aside a host of admirers
to ticupt Mr. Lomnltz as a suitor.
The domestic life of the pair ran
smoothly enough, und little tots conic
to bless tlie union, until It developed
that Mrs. Lomnltz hud become deeply
Interested ln Christian science aud attended lectures at one of the churches
in Toronto. Finally Mrs. Lomnltz became an expert in tlie business.
Mrs. Lomnltz branched forth as a
lecturer on the public platform. She
expounded the doctrines of tho Christian science, and one day the thought
came to her that she would commence
on lier husband, Mr, Lomnltz, It
must be known, was all unconsdlous
of this premeditated attack upon his
prerogatives, and when bis wife suggested that prayer could cure all 'lis
-Ills or the body and Ills of tbe mind
he lust simply laughed and told her
something about getting " olf her
hobby." Mrs. Lomnltz gave her husband a look of withering contempt
and said : " You are a fool!" That
look and that utterance were treasured In the heart of the unbeliever for
a long time.
Three months of lecturing passed
away. During tliat time Mrs. Lomnltz,
aside from her oratorical flourishes
each day, spent some time ln exhortations to her husband to Join ln prayer
for this or that sick friend, or for the
children when they were cross and
nervous and ailing. Mr. Lomnltz refused to pray, and be did not object
seriously to tbe efforts of Mrs. Lorn*
nits to convert the World, until he
found that she was neglecting her
household affairs. He was cruel
enough to say that Christian scienco
might be a very good thing in its
place, but it did not keep the house
clean, take care of her children, prepare his meals, look out for the baby
when sick, and do a lot of other tutngs
which the ordinary wife assumes as
a duty upon entering the marital
state. He even protested against Mrs.
Lomnits spending so much time healing the sick with prayer, while her
own children and be were uncomfortable at home,
Then it transpired that Mrs. Lomnltz declared that sbe would submit
no longer to the dictation and regulation of snch an enemy to Christian
science as Mr. Lomnits, and Mr. Lorn*
nits, getting tired of protests and lectures, left Toronto and went into
business in New York city.
Now there is a divorce suit under
way, and Mrs. Lomnltz, undaunted,
says: " I am wedded to the new
Morltz Pront Fed for the First Time
Since His Trance Began.
Morltz Pront, the New York hypnotic, liysterleo-uatnleptic, or what*
ever he may be called, completed! tho
fourth week of his self-Induced slumber nt the Beth Israel Hospital yesterday, sleeping the sleep which has
seldom come to either tlie Just or the
The day was made notable uy an
abrupt departure in treatment.
Hitherto, except on the few days
when the doctors tested the merits
of starvation, the patient has been
fed Solely by enemntn. Yesterday a
rubber stomach tube wns inserted
through the mouth into the stomach,
and a preparation ot milk and eggs
was poured,in at a funnel. .
TIiIb was designed, not merely to Impart nourishment by the normal channel, hut nlso to determine whether the
Introduction of food to the stomach
might not Induce nausea and vomiting. By snch a sign the doctors would
become aware of new nervous activity, and perhaps. find new hope for
the awakening they so earnestly desire.
But Pront took Ills food nnd retained It without a struggle. He will be
fed hereafter by the same method, nt
least until something new develops In
the case. Though the experiment
failed tn the extent of revealing new
nervous susceptibility, tt wna n. success also, becnape It pointed out a
way fnr sustaining the patient s
strength ngntnst the time when Ids
brnln shnll resume control of the
nerves, nnd, In a word, be shnll awako.
Dr. Hellprln made another new observation yesterday. Using the Instruments known as depressors, lie
opened one of the patient s eyea and
tried the effect of sudden light on
the;pupils.* Por the first time they
were observed to contract, nnd this
wns a new Indication of returning
It hns been, decided to exclude all
visitors from the room In which Pront
lies.. Even' the boy's mother, who
hns been suffered to sit nt hts bedside,
will lie kept away. This ls In line
with the approved treatment of hy-
sterICCM>a*n.leptles. who have an abnormal craving for sympathy and attention   * 	
Uses for Salt.
Salt puts out a fire ln the chimney.
Bait tn the oven under baking tins
will prevent tbeir scorching on the
Bait and vinegar will remove stains
from discolored teacups.
Salt and soda Are excellent for bee
eting and spider bites.
Salt thrown on soot whleh bas fallen on tbe carpet will prevent stain.
Salt pnt on Ink wben freshly spilled
on a carpet will help ln removing the
Salt ln whitewash makes It stick.
Salt thrown on a eoal fire whlob Is
low will revive tt.
Salt used ln sweeping carpets keep
out moths.
For tbe Complexion There ls Nothing
Equal to Lime or Lemon Juce.
Tbe very latest cosmetic is the
lemon. In countries where they grow
as freely as apples do in the temperate
ic nt, this fact ls appreciated and their
virtues availed of; but their admirable
qualities are worthy of wider knowledge. Lemons are not so costly, even
In thu coldest countries, that women
may not easily afford to use this
tropica! aid to the toilet.
In the care of the complexion it Is
Invaluable, particularly in summer,
when u few drops squeezed Into tbe
water le which the face ts washed removes all greasinees and leaves the
skin fieeb and velvety. A little lemon
Juice rubbed on the cheeks before
going to bed and allowed to dry there
wilt remove freckles and sunburn and
whiten tbe skin, besides giving it a
charming smoothness and softness to
the touch. This should be done about
three times a week, both winter and
summer, and la of the greatest aid to
such complexions as uTo afflicted with
enlarged and blackened pores. These
enlarged pores are due to deficient circulation of tbe blood, and are to be
greatly aided with vigorous rubbing
with a coarse towel every time tbe
face la washed.
Those wbo lead a sedentary life find
the circulation feeblest about the nose,
lips and temples, and these parts of
the faces should be energetically rubbed and kneaded several times a day.
When tbe pores become distended tbe
fine, Invisible dust ln the air enters
and clogs and blackens them. Mere
ordinary face-washing, even when
warm water and soap are used, hi not
sufficient to remove this dirt ln tbe
pores, but the vigorous acid of tbe
lemon will cleanse and carry off all
such unsightly blemishes.
In the West Indies a lemon bath ts
almost a daily luxury. Three or four
limes or lemons are sliced Into the
water, which is drawn half an hour
before using, eo that the fruit may
have a chance to permeate, and the
deliclousness of such tubbing must be
felt to be appreciated. The sense of
cleanliness and freshness It gives and
the suppleness and smoothness it imparts to the skin is an experience not
soon forgotten. The lemon Is more
than a substitute for the bran bath-
bags, wldch . were Inserted by tbe
French and which exquisites think so
necessary for the toilet,
Lemons are also used in caring for
the teeth, half a teaspoonful being
squeeied* into a glass of water, and for
the hair. For this purpose, cut a Juicy
lemon in half. Dip the head Into tepid
water. Rub and squeeze the lemon
over your bead. Wash ln the lukewarm water, rinse ln fresh water of
the same temperature, and towel vigorously.  Do this once a week.
Lemons are Indispensable ln the
manicure process, and, finally, the
lemon upon the toilet table Is a great
aid to health. The Juice of a lemon
squeeied into a large breakfast cup of
water, drunk without sugar, and Immediately upon rising and as hot as
can be borne, is the most admirable
tonic and alterative. No one should
form the habit of taking even the
mildest alterative, but If the head
feels heavy and dull, or une is conscious of languor and discomfort upon
rising, this lemon draught ls one of
the best and simplest methods of
clearing out the system and restoring
its tone.
Few people have formed any definite
Idea of the commercial revolution
that ls being wrought by the bi*
cycle. Commercial men who are in
touch with dealers complain that
the fad or craze for wheeling is
sadly demoralizing trade, and tliat
many good dollars that ought to go
toward paying debts or buying clothes
and household supplies are spent for
bicycles. The demand for 'feminine
knick-knacks Is affected, and the
street car and boat lines feel tlie
effect in tlielr receipts. In reviewing the rise of tlie bicycle the New
York Commercial Bulletin says " the
amount of money thus diverted from
Its former channels is enormous. We
are not aware that there, are any
statistics on the subject, but guesses
ln those quarters where guessing ls
most likely" to have some solid foundation put the number of wheels
sold at half a million In 1894 and
three-fourths ol a million ln 1895,
while there are estimates ol a million machines to be sold this year.
The average cost to the user of these
cannot be lose than $00, and very
probably exceeds, that. The diversion of from fifty to seventy million
dollars in a year from tlie clothing
and Jewelry and dry goods trades,
and other lines of business catering
to comfort and luxury, and to a certain extent to real needs also, will
account for a good deal ol dulness of
trade and a gootl deal of diminished
requirements on the part of retail
Of course thero Is a per contra. Users
of tbe wheels who exercise moderation
Improve in health and spirits, use lees
whiskey and tobacco, and save something In car fares and the frivolities
ln whicli they would Indulge .if not
bicycling. If they can afford the machines without trenching on necessary
or desirable funds for other purposes
they get much pleasure oat of them.
But how girls earning $2 to $3 a
week can afford $50 to $75, wheels Is
a problem.
Thus far the demand for bicycles has
been good and most of the factories
make big sales. The capacity of the
factories In the States and Canada
will soon overtake the requirements of
the market, and then the pinch will
como. Profits bave so far been enormous, wlieelB costing tbe makers from
$10 to $80 bringing $60 to $100 and
more. The natural result is a rush of
capital into the business. When the
protected market is supplied the
struggle for existence among them
will begin. Trusts ahd combines will
be formed, Or tbe stronger will devour
the weaker, and keeji up tlie figures
in the home market.
The small boy now goeB ln to swim
With not a thought of care,
Wlille angels fondly beckon liira
To climb  the golden  stair.
A sower went forth in the morning
Scat'ring the good seeds everywhere;
Up and down all the   bright   spring
Sowing and singing along the way.
And tbere shall be Joy ln the harvest
After   the   weeks  ot   sunshine    and
For surely each seed will a fruitage
Golden und ripe In the farmer's field.
But, no; for   alas 1   some grain   he
On the beaten wayside���that'was lost,
For the birds flew down as they saw
It fall.
Fluttered about and devoured It all.
And some   seeds fell on the rocks  so
No  soil   was  found for   the   rootlets
They   grew   at   once, but withered
In the glowing heat ol tbe sunny day.
And some were lodged ln a thorny
The thorns grew up, and left no space
For tlie. shooting blades to stand beside;
They had no room, so were choked
and died.
But some seeds fell on the good, rich'
And there  was naught to destroy or
And yielded a harvest rich as gold-
Thirty, sixty, a huhdrod fold.
Tlie word of truth broadcast we sow,
And hope in each heart the seeds may
But the Master tells us in words   to
That some will   receive the truth  tn
But let us go forth in the morning
Scattering the good seeds everywhere ;
Up and down through the golden day,
Sowing and singing along the way.
For many will fall on tbe, good, rich
And   by  and  by  shall   the   harvest
For the angel reapers sliall find, we're
Thirty, sixty, a hundred fold.        *
���" The Olympic les.tlvai wus purefy
religious, humane and national originally, and its development tended
to the lormatlun ol an excrescence
that was evil and only evii*. Brutai
athleticism came to dominate the festivals and contests ln inunic and
other matters aiming at true culture
were omitted, although the other
Greek festivals contained them. The
recent games were notable lor the
brutality ol the wrestling, the long
distance running, won by a contestant wbo reaped to victory over the
dead body ol his closest rival; the
fury and violence ot the boxers, seeking to disable without actually killing one another, streaming with
blood, and the victor stopping just
short ol homicide; and tbe flnai contest, that ot the pancratium, ln which
with boxing and wrestling together
one might kill the other. In. this Instance the victor was killed, although lie woo the contest by the
brute energy with which ln his met
moments he dislocated the shoulder
oi his gigantic antagonist.
" The Greeks prized athletic distinction, but they held prolesslonal athletes In very little honor. Plato says
'the exaggerated practice ot athletics wili swallow up the Intellect,
courage wlfi become brutality, and
high spirit insolence.- The ordinary
gymnastic exercise that made part ot
the Greek education was not for the
purpose ol taking port in games that
required a special training tor ten
months.���Rev. Dr   Towne, Chicago.
The less we think ot rewards tlie
more Christflke we shah become. To
grow goodness in men and women, human hearts must be ted on goodness.
Love must be quickened by love, not
fear. It Is not the knowledge of the
Ten Commandments that makes men
and women better, nny more than
prisons make men and women better. The tact Is that punishment
does not Improve. The man within
the prisons walls behaves himself
because he dare not do otherwise.
The man In fenr ot prison behaves
because he (ears the conseojuenot*.���
Tlie Rev. W. H Rider. Gloucester,
He could not have been driven away
from home, bad he known his father
as well belore going, as he did alter
his return.
It was looking at bis fortune that
started bim Into mlslortune.
It was because be sought to be freo,
In bis own way, that he became a
He eould get Into a tar country, but
he couldn't get out ol bis father's
He was fall of conceit when he
started out, but he lost it all before
he started book.
He forgot his father's counsel, but
be couldn't forget his bread. It was
this that turned bis face toward
When he came to himself he was
not long In making up hla mind to
go back to his father's house.
As soon as he returned to hla
father's arms, he was made welcome
to his father's best.
If the prodigal's father was so
ready to ran to meet him, will not
God give a welcome to every sinner
who will repent?
It's past I I 'think of It with kindly
smile; ���-.* ,. ; .
I did not nlways do my best���
The best God does. In Heaven awhile,
I'll learn that, like the rest.
Twas brief; tha endless years   are
yet to coma;
And L  who lingered   tor   a little
Growa wiser   with   tbe   work I've
Will never loiter there.
'Waa good I   As boy,   as youth, and*
A gift divine! I'll prize It more
When   I   have    time and grace ta
It's meaning trom tbe farther shore.
The souls that presume too much on
God's mercy will be shipwrecked. God
will not work a miracle to save one
who courts temptation.���The Rev.M..
B. Donlan, Scranton, Pa.       >       �� '
Spasmodic endeavor to save souls or
to build up the church does but little
good. It ls tbe constant, persistent
work for others that counts.���The
Rev. W. R. Laird, Weet Chester. Pa.
Genuine religion goes hand in hand
with all forms of truth. Exact and
large-minded science Ib ln perfect accord with pure and spiritual Christianity-The Rev. A.J. Canfielil. Ohl-'. i
eago, 111.
The most miserable tmun.an earth
may be happy ln the thought of a
home In the future. God baa promised
us tbat, and It Is that for which we
hope and work.���Archbishop Ireland, ���
St. Paul, Minn.
To be a husband and father ls the
crowning glory of manhood. All other
relations, positions, pursuits, ollloes
and honors are mere Incidents and byplays subordinate to this great end.���
The Rev. Dr. Cherlngton, Seattle,
Many churches are degenerating
Into mere money-making machines,
fashionable clubs or bureaus ol entertainment, and there ts a danger that
the divine life 1b being allowed to die
out.���The Rev. Dr. Cartwrlght, Brooklyn, N. Y.
The one object of the church ls the
salvation ol men. If men are genuinely saved, there will be good government, good laws tbat shall be
kept, business prosperity, peace and
happiness.���The Rev. M. J. Sleppy,
Allegheny, Pa.   .    ��� ���
Its Beauty Too Much Hidden by tbe
Modish Collars.
Recently loshlon bas decreed that
high co'uara, satin bows and wids
ribbon bands are au fait tor women's
neckwear, and so It has come to pass
that the world at large is being deprived of the presence ot one more
" thing of beauty" which ought to
be " a Joy forever."
A woman's throat, 11 artistically
dressed, should give expression to
her face, grace to her bead and volume and sweetness to ber voice; but,
alas I Dame Fashion seems bent upon
dire mischief at present���mischief
which years ol penance will scarcely
" What do you think of the high
collars now In vogue V" was asked of
Madame Jenness-Mlller a short time
ago during one of her lectures. " I
am trying to show you what I think
of them," sbe smiled, and then her
audience realised tbat every one of
her gowns were sans reproche ln so
far as swaddling bands for the neck
were concerned, and It was olso noted
tbat she spoke with evident ease,
turned ber head ln absolute comfort
and bod an air of freedom about her
shoulders that we too often miss today. Shall women consent, tben, for
any length of time, to adopt a style
of drees- that they know will Inevitably lead to loss ot attractiveness?
A smooth, rounded throat once lost Is
not easily regained, and a hard, unsympathetic collar-button pressing
with dogged determination Into the
tlesb covering ol the larnyx ls not
conducive to the low voice that Is
such an excellent thing ln woman.
Wbtter winds and cutting cold gave a
certain comfort to the high collar ln
all Its stately elegance, but now that
summer time has come It Is a martyr
ln embryo wbo caa serenely adopt
the stiff, uncompromising linen foes
to beauty without at least some
protest. Here and there Fashion's devotees will submit with what grace
they may. but tbe everyday woman
of tbe hour���the one who lis full of
life and laughter and' comfort and
grace���Is out tn open rebellion. She
knows What a woman's throat may
mean ln the tout ensemble of beauty
and grace, so she hedges all she
can, she cuts her collars as low as
possible and she wisely keeps her
neek and ehtn smooth, soft, white and
altogether Irreproachable.
Bradstrsefs on Trade.
Toronto tlrj goods Jobbers report
only fair sortlng-up orders. In other
lines general trade ln the Province of
Ontario Is unchanged. Montreal merchants regard probable changes In the
Dominion tariff as tending to restrict
business. Jobbers state that collections are slow and orders light. At
Quebec city, however, there is a somewhat larger trade, Tbere is a moderate Improvement ln distribution ol
dry goods and hardware at Halifax,
and an encouraging advance In the
West India fish market. New Brunswick lumber Interests suffer for want
of rain, and Newfoundland porta are
blockaded with Ice. Bank clearings at
Winnipeg. Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax aggregated $20,-
628,000 last week, which ts fractionally less than the previous week, and
almost the same total as reported In
the Uke weak one year ago. The Increase as compared with the corresponding total In 1891 la a Uttle less
than 5 per cent. There were 84 business failures reported throughout the
Canadian Dominion last week. The
previous week the total was 88, and
in the week one year ago It was 28.
Stockings Made of Paper.
An experiment has been made In
England of making stockings and
gloves ot paper. It has proved the
greatest success. The texture is
given solidity and durability by being
placed in a bath consisting of a mixture of tallow and potato starch, and,
when finished, Its appearance ls said
to closely resemble the articles made
from wool and cotton. Blotting paper
is the latest material used in making
bicycle handles.
L :/0��
He still lingered, and asked how
she had borne the first part of the
voyage, and Ethel found It an unspeakable relief to bave someone with
whom to exchange a lew words. An
unoccupied deok chair stood near, and
presently be asked If she would allow
btm to take it for a tew minutes, or
whether she preferred to be left to
her own meditations. 'She gave a cordial assent, and soon tbey were chatting In quite a friendly manner. He
took an early opportunity ol telling
her his name, and tbe object of hla
trip to America. His name was Clarendon, he had formerly been ln the
Household Cavalry, and was now on
hts way to Washington to visit a
sister married to an American who
had a large Interest in railways and
was President ol one of the leading
lines. Ethel remembered to have
beard Nelly speak ln favorable terms
ot a Captain Clarendon whom she had
met Ui a country-house, and asked It
he were acquainted with tbat Uttle
lady. It turned out that he was. and
then Ethel made the'usual remark as
to the smaUness of the World, and
friendly relations were at once established.
Sbe said not one word about the
object of her own* visit to America;
and ber companion, whatever be may
have ielt. did not betray the least
curiosity on the subject. When luncheon-time approached, he suggested
th&t sbe should partake of it ln the
saloon, rather than on deok, and pro-
lioued that she should occupy a Beat
which was vacant next his own. Ethel
waB only too glad to acquiesce. Sbe
bad nod quite enongb ot ber own
society, and was more than thankful
lor a distraction. An hour ago sbe
had never aeen this man, and now he
seemed Uke an old friend. He gave
her bis arm to go below, tor she had
not yet got her sea-legs, waited on
her with great care and kindness at
luncheon, and took her back to her
chair afterwards. The stewardess,
who had been twice to look for ber,
seemed relieved to find ber own re-
sponslbiUty lightened, and Mrs. Delane
told her, with perhaps not very strict
adherence to the truth, that Captain
Clarendon waB on old acquaintance*.
Later In the afternoon he persuaded
her to take a turn, and she went with
him to took at the steerage passengers, who were enlivening the time by
songs and dances. Then tbey stood
ior a long time by tbe bulwarks,
looking over the side at a shoal ot
porpoises racing the ship, and Indulging in uncouth but diverting gambols.
Tben he snowed her tlie gulls following the ship, aad ever and again, as
the remains ot food were cast out
through tbe kitchen portholes, swooping down to their meal.
Ethel became quite cheerful and almost forgot her troubles. Every
moment she felt her confidence ln her
companion growing, and gradually
she resolved to confide her terrible
dUemma to him; at least, witb certain reservations. There was no necessity to tell him everythlng-ln-
deed, it would not be deairatje. When
they bad made their toua and he
bad put ber bock in her cBalr and
. orefully wrapped her up, sbe said,
with a vivid blush,
" I daresay you wonder what I
am doing hex all alone?"
" Indeed, no," be answered; " I have
no curiosity on the subject, and am
iiulte content to be tbanklul to tbe
��dds for sending you ln the same
-ship with myselt without wanting to
know the reason qt the dispensation."
But, as a matter of fact, he was exceedingly puziled how it came that
u woman of good position and means
���tor Ethel had by this time told
him the name of her place and county
���could be doing here alone without
even a maid.
"* It Is a very strange Btory," Bhe
pursued, still showing signs ol embarrassment, " and bas really been
a terrible experience."
" Now. please," urged Hugo Clarendon, gently, "do not think it necessary to give me any explanation.
There must be excellent reasons for
your being here since you are here,
but tbere ls not the smallest necessity for you to communicate them
v> me, nor to anyone else."
"I think," returned Ethei, "I
should be happier If I * told you, and
I am quite sure,*' with great emphasis, " that you will consider my
confidence sacred,"
" Yoa may be quite sure ot that,"
lie returned, heartily.
Ethel had made up her mind Just
Uow much she would tell him. She
would not tell nim tbat ber huaband
had been touchy about money mat-
ten, nor that the money was hers,
not his, nor would she tell him ot
that scene In the hotel where she had
Implored Arthur not to leave her,
and he remained obdurate���It hurt her
lirlde too much, so sbe concocted a
neat little story which was sufficiently correct for its purpose. She
would not, however, tell it quite ln
cold blood, and aa she proceeded, occasional changes of color and quiverings of the voice betrayed ber emotion. Clarendon listened with the
jirofoundest Interest, his eyes fixed
on her face except at such times
when (be evinced deeper emotion,
and then he carefully looked out to
seo. .
" My husband," said Ethel, "wanted to go to America to see about,a'
ranche of wblch he bad been told.-I
did not like the idea ot bb) going. I
daresay," apologetically, "It was
foolish ot mek but I have a horror
of long Journeys, and always imagine
It anyone I care for goes far away
I sbaU never see him again."
<��� i think," smiled Clarendon, "that
is not aa altogether uncommon weakness of your sex."
" I tried," pursued Ethel, " to per
suade Um not to go, but be laughed
at me and said be would be baok
again belore I had time to miss htm."
Then she paused, rather at a loss
how to adapt ber story.
" i am afraid," she went on, " I
have been rather apoUed. I like to
bave my own way, and I take it
rather badly when I am contradicted."
" By that," he remarked, " I should
suppose that you are an only child."
" Yes," she answered, smiling. " But
t have known wilful people who had
brothers and sisters.''
"So bave I,'' be laughed. "The
worst I ever knew waa one ol ten."
Ethel continued her story.
"After he left me I felt more nervous and wretched than ever at the
thought of the separation. Then I
took a sudden resolution. Without a
word to Mrs. Tower, who was staying with me, or the servants, I went
up to London under the pretext ot
going to see an aunt who was 111.
I took my passage, got everything
that 1 thought absolutely necessary for the voyage, made myselt
quite unrecognizable, and came on
board, determined that my husband
should know nothing ot this escapade
until we were fairly out at sea. Can
you Imagine,'' and Ethel gazed other
companion with a whole tragedy In
eyes, "can you imagine my horror
when on sending tbe steward In eearcb
ot my husband, he returned to say
tbat he was not on the ship?"
" Good God I1' cried Clarendon, looking very much moved. " What had
happened to him?'*
"That Is Just It," returned Ethel.
"I am In a state of the most terrible uncertainty. It is possible
that, seeing how distressed I was at
hla going, he may have thought better of It; but tben, on tha other
band, an accident may have happened
to him.'*
"Oh, no," returned Clarendon,
cheerfully, " that Is not at all Ukely.
You may depend he could not make
up his mind at the lost to leave
And, looking at this very handsome
young lady, whom he admired amazingly, be felt quite sure that was the
correct explanation.
"You may repend,'' he went on,
" he knows the truth by now, and is
having even a worse time than you.
He will follow you by the Cunard
boat to-morrow, and���let me see I���ln
eight days from this you will be
laughing over tbe adventure together. Though, Indeed," kindly, " it
Is no laughing matter for either of
yoa Jnst now.''
"But,'' returned Ethel, looking
troubled, "suppose he bad given up
his journey ln deference to my wishes,
he might, perhaps, be a little ashamed at having given way tol me, and
might not return for two or three
days, In whlcb case he would know
nothing of what had happened."
"Oh," said Capt. Clarendon, "that
is not at all likely if he Is a good fellow, as I have no doubt he ls."
"He ls proud,'- returned Ethel,
'There is nothing," said Clarendon,
" to be proud of ln making a woman
anxious and unhappy, though he
might well be proud tbat you eould
not bear to be parted from- bim.'
He spoke simply, and not as though
he were paying her a mere empty
" I am afraid,'- she answered, " he
will be more likely to tbink me tiresome and exacting.''
"Not he,'* said Clarendon.
"But,'- asked Ethel, anxiously,
" what am I to do when, I get to
New York ?"
"You will lind everything cut and
" He will cable to eome one to meet
you and loot after you, and you will
hear that he Ib following you by the
Cunard boat"
"But," objected Ethel. "I do not
think he knows anyone In New York."
"There will be no difficulty about
that," returned Clarendon.. "He bas
only to go to his lawyer, or some
American agent ln London, and* they
will cable to someone ln New York-
nothing could be simpler."
Etbel felt relieved. She really had
cause tor deep thankfulness at having
met with Captain Clarendon���the terrible feeling ot loneliness no longer
oppreesed ber. She was quite sure
that he Was very Iclndhearted, and
would take care of her.
" It seems such an awful experience," she said, presently; " the sort
of thing that could only happen ln a
novel or a piny."
" I know a real story sotmethlng of
the same nature," he remarked; " It
happened to a merchant at Cork. He
went to his oflice one morning as
usual, and found a letter from a
friend, saying he was starting fnr
America, and asking him to see bim
off. Tbe merchant started lor Queenstown without saying a word to bis
clerks, and went on board. He and his
friend got Interested ln conversation,
did not notice wben the whistle sounded for the tug to leave, and be bad
to go all the way out to America
without any preparation, whilst his
distracted wlte and friends had not
the faintest inkling of what had be-
come ol btm until tbey got his cable
from New York,"
" How terrible for bis poor wUe I"
cried Ethel, ln tones ot deep concern.
Then, after a minute's pause, ehe went
on: "The greatest trial to me le
being by myself. I have never been
alone in my life; never taken the
smallest Journey, nor even been ln a
hansom alone, and to feel that every
hour ls separating me further and
further from everyone and everything
I carp, for positively terrifies me. I
might die, and no one be the wiser";
and she looked piteously at him.
"It ls one ol the most distressing
cases I ever beard," be answered,
with genuine sympathy; "but do,
please, try not to have these unhappy
thoughts. And let me assure you
that, short as our acquaintance Is, I
ara ready to do anything for you that
a  orother could  do untu  yoa  are
Joined by yonr husband or friends."
He spoke tn a tone that left no
doubt of bis sincerity, and his words
took a load oft Ethel's heart.
" It Is so lnoonvenlent not having a
maid," she confided to him. "I suppose It Is very wrong to be so help-
late, but I oannot even do my hair,
and tbe stewardess with the best intentions has made a dreadful object
of me."
" Really, now," returned Clarendon,
looking with secret admiration at the
thick coll of dark hair under ber hat,
"I think it looks very nice. But I
daresay I am no Judge."
Etbel laughed almoet gaily.
" I suppose," she said, " I shall be
able to get a maid ln America for tbe
return Journey."
"There will be no difficulty about
that," he replied.
The air was growing chilly, and
Mrs. Delane, who could nott
yet trust to her own unaided steering powers, accepted
his escort to her state-room, promising, however, to put In an appearance
at dinner.
" Poor little woman I" reflected Clarendon, when he was alone, " what a
desperate adventure for ber. By Jove I
how fond Bhe must be ot ber husband.
I should not think he can be much ol
a fellow to propose leaving her ln that
sort of way." Then, animated by a
new Idea, be went ln search of the
Purser. "Do you happen to know,"
he asked this functionary, "If there
ls any young woman amongst the
second-class passengers who would be
willing or able to act as maid to a
lady on board? There 1b one here
who had to come away suddenly
without, and would, I think, be very
glad to supply the deficiency If she
" I rather fancy that we've got Just
the person," returned the Purser.
"There Ib a very nice, neat-looking
young woman I waB talking to this
morning. She has been a maid, and
ls going out to Join her brother ln
Canada. Sbe Is a capital sailor, and
would be glad enough, I daresay, to
earn a Uttle pocket money. Would
you Uke to eee her ?"
Clarendon aaid he should very
much, and accompanied the Purser
to the second-olaBS saloon.
He was extremely pleased with the
girl's manner and appearance, and
had another proof of tbe world's
smaUness by discovering that she had
been maid to the wile ol one of bis
former brother-officers. In confirmation of this she produced a gold
watch, on which was Inscribed tbe
words, "To Annie Grant from Mrs.
Tbe girl expressed her perfect willingness to wait upon Mrs. Delane,
and Captain Clarendon arranged that
she should bave on Interview witb
that lady after dinner, should Bhe desire It.
At dinner Hugo Clarendon told Mrs.
Delane of   his Interview with Annie
Grant.     She   was   delighted,     and
thanked bim cordially.
"Bnt," he said, "you must Bee her
first. A man ts not always a good
Judge about tadles'-malds," smUtng,
"and you may not be so much pre*
possessed with her as I am."
" I am quite content to go by your
opinion," answered Ethel, brightly;
"and, after aU, it is only for
snob a very Uttle time."
Then, her brow clouding, "Tbere
ts one thing tbat rather troubles me.
What excuse ean I possibly make to
bar tor tha position in which I am ?"
"Do not make any," he answered,
Shortly; "it is no one's concern but
your own."
"But yon do not know," she said,
with a Uttle blush, which he thought
Infinitely becoming, "how very awkward I led. It seems to me oa if
everyone on the ship, tbe stewardess
Included, looks askance at me."
"I will tell you what," he exclaHhed
with an Inspiration. "Say you are going to Join your husband in America.
That Is the moet natural thing ln the
"Bnt," she objected, a little anxiously, "that wonld not account lor my
being without a maid."
Clarendon atnlled.
���I believe,' he said, "there are many
charming ladles wbo are obliged to
go about the world without that luxury."
'Of course," she assented. "Yes, that
will do capitally. And as, I suppose,
she will leave me as soon as we arrive, and I shall get another, that
will simplify matters."
After dinner, the interview took
place to tbe mutual satisfaction of
tha parties.
When Etbel was tacked up In her
berth that night ehe could scarcely
realise that she wns the same being
as tha wretched, despairing woman
who had laid there only twelve hours
before. Her fears, her gloom were
���one; everything took a rosy color-
it was going to be a delightful adventure, and the result she foresaw was
a triumphant clearing of love and
clearing off nil misunderstandings
with Arthur. Yes, Kismet, Fata, Destiny, Providence^ coll It by what name
you will, had especially intervened ln
bar behalf; and, though the way bad
at first seemed "sore and steep,"
Heaven's gate and ttie roses of Paradise were at the summit. Sbe gave
ungrudgingly to her new friend the
honor due to ths Dens ex niachlna
wbo had worked the change as
though with a magician's wand, and
ha occupied the most exalted place In
bar regard. He was ber mainstay,
prop, counsellor, comfort, guide, philosopher, and friend; he was almoet
the nicest man sbe bad ever met; be
was so kind, so good-looking (better
than hanibrpnie), and be was as
thoughtful and considerate as a
woman���well I the typical woman.
Ethel slept Uke a baby (typical again)
and woke bright, cheerful, refreshed.
Sbe was delighted with her mold,
who showed herseU a perfect mistress
of her craft, and dressed Mrs. Delano's
hair so beautilully and becomingly
tbat Davis would bave turned green
with envy had she known. Ethel
was very much more careful over her
toilette this morning, and appeared on
deck with the Uttle calm, triumphant
air of a pretty woman who knows
that she is looking her best Hugo
Clarendon's eyes might have been a
mlrsor tO her hatl ehe nc/t ujreiuly con*
suited one, and his first words spoke
"I need not ask It the new maid la
a success," ha said, as be took   her
���"She Is a perfeot treasure." returned
BtbcL "and I owe ber to you, as. In-
dead." prettily, "I owe my entire
ahaage irom wretchedness to well-
being. I am mon grateful than any
words oan nun ass
" And what am I to say to you?"
hB laughed. "This time yesterday I
was bored to death, and now I have
a new interest in life, and shall be
quite sorry when the voyage comes
to an end."
The sun shone brightly; tbe air
was deliclously freah without being
cold, aad they paced the deck, Ethel,
somewhat to her companion's regret,
being able to do without tbe support
of hla arm. They chatted gaily about
all manner of things, and Hugo, discovering that she sang, made her
promise to sing to him some time
when the music-room might happen
to be untenanted. This occurred the
very same afternoon. Ethel had a
very sweet contralto voice and the
command of great pathos, and her
auditor aat entranced as tbo lovely
harmony fell on his enchanted ear. His
reflections tor the rest ot the day
were more centred on the folly and
wickedness of her husband than even
on her own charms and graces.
"AhI" he said to himself, with a
mighty sigh, "III had a wife Uke
that, I should be the happiest fellow alive." And yet he had not the
smallest Idea that he was on the
verge of breaking the tenth commandment.
The evening was so mild that he
persuaded Mrs. Delane to go on deck
after dinner. It was a lovely moonlight night-she hod long since lost
all unpleasant sensations Induced by
the motion; the air braced and invigorated her, and she was ln the
best possible spirits. It ls to be presumed, that, although her lawful husband might have been Intensely relieved to know that his anxiety
about her was now absolutely groundless, he might not have been altogether enchanted could he bave
known under what agreeable conditions she was performing her voyage.
But, as a matter of fact, he need
bave "had no uneasiness, for Ethel
was a true woman, and a true woman has only room for one man ln
her heart, and does not even think
of flirting with another .when she
fondly loves one. Sbe took the greatest, the friendliest pleasure in Hugo's
society, was willing to consider him,
ln spite of the short acquaintance,
tbe very best friend she hod ln the
world, but that was the limit. She
had not even the vaguest Idea that
be and sbe were the objects of considerable curiosity and Interest, not
untfnged by scandal, to their fellow-
passengers, for people are rarely con-
scions when perfectly Innocent.
Captain Clarendon had not, however, the safeguard of another lore to
make him Impervious to Mrs. De-
lane's attractions, and be began to
feel that although It would be a terrible wrench when the time came
for bidding her farewell, it might be
Just as well for bis own ultimate
peace of mind. He, being a true man
and a good feUow, Uked and admired her all the more because there
was not a trace of coquetry ln her
manner to him���she behaved, he
thought, like the charming, natural, unaffected lady that she was.
As tbey sat in the moonlight, he
was moved to tell her of an episode ln
his own life.
She asked him If he had not regretted leaving hts regiment.
"Yes," he answered*' "It Is the
one regret of my Ufe���one that I
can never quite succeed tn forgetting.
I loved the life ��� I loved
the regiment, and hoped that
.some day I might command It. But,"
lowering his voice and looking away
to seo, "there was a time hi my
Ufe when 1 had an even stronger
attraction. I fell In love. It was
Just before I went to Egypt tn 1884,
and I proposed on the eve of starting and was accepted. Perhaps you
will hardly remember, but those we
lett behind had rather an anxious
time about ns that winter, and the
girl I was engaged ta declared on
my return that she would never expose herseU to the risk of going
through such an experience a second
time, and made her marriage wtth me
conditional on my leaving tbe service."
" I can quito understand," murmured Ethel, " I think If my lover or
husband went to the wars, I should
go mad with terror and anxiety. How
do women bear these things!'"
Hugo smUed.
" I suppose," he said, " the anxiety
Is measured by the love."
"And, perhaps,'- she rejoined, "a
little by the nerves ol the woman. But
are men never anxious? Tt you
adored a woman and knew her to
be ln deadly peril, could you eat and
sleep and smile as It all was sure to
be wall?"
"Ood alone knows what I should
dot" he answered. "I think I
should try to get to her somehow."
" That ls Just It I" exclaimed Ethel,
" we unhappy women bave to sit at
bome, and wait, and think, nnd break
our hearts. There ls relief In any
kind of action, but to possess ones
soul ln patience Is the hardest thing
of all. Then reverting to his story
���" And did yon marry her ?" she
asked, In aa Interested tone.
" No," lie said, In a low, sad voice.
"I sent in my papers, the wedding-
day was fixed, and Just a fortnight
before we were to bave been married,
she was thrown Irom her horse, dragged and killed." He put his handa
before bis face for a moment..
' It Is years ago,'- be said, withdrawing them, " but I cannot speak of It
even to this day���I waa left utterly
"Oh," uttered Ethel, In tones of
deepest sympathy, "poor, poor you!
I am so sorry that 1 should have
reminded you of It."
" It was so awtul.'' ho went on,
" not only ln Its suddenness, but she
was so lovely, and���nnd���her poor
tace was crushed out of alt resemblance, and II���my Cibdl���I was
there I" '
He rose abruptly, went to the ship's
side, and stood looking Into the soa
without seeing It.
One ot Ethel's beet nt'rlbntes wna
her Intense sympathy wlt'i suffering,
mental or physical. It l- a mistake
to suppose that only thev who have
suffered can thoroughly    i omposaton-
ata or feel for souls In distress. She
was gUted, too, with tender Intuitions as to the treatment ot suffering, and had not that falsa shyness
which sometimes prevents kind-
hearted people irom showing tokens
of sympatbjy. After a minute ehe
rose and followed him; stole a kind
Uttle hand ln his, and pressed it
Her simple action touched him,
and be returned ber pressure heartily.
" I am all right again," he said. " It
does not often come back to me now.
thank Ood; when I think of her,' In
a reverent tone, " I think ol her as
on angel ln heaven."
"Yes," answered Ethel, "that Is
the right way to think ot her. I
have often thought it a happy fate
to die young, belore one had time to
suffer or sin, or have one's illusions
And yet," answered Hugo, cheerfully, " lUe is a good thing when one
boa health and the means of enjoying
It. I know weU the Joy ot living I
There are daya when only to be alive
seems enough In Itself."
Ethel gave a little sigh.
"Obi" she said, "but do not you
think there Is a great dual ot disappointment even for those who have
a fair share of ths world's good gifts ?
One always seems Just to fall short
of happiness, to be baU a note flat
of tbe pitch ot expectation; to be always having It proved to one that
nothing ls quite what one thought or
hoped it was."
" I think," he answered, " when that
is the case, It ls because people have
pitched tbeir expectations a note too
high���they are generally people of a
romantic and tdeaUstlc temperament." ,
" Yes," assented Ethel. " I think
you are 'right. I always had-such
exalted Ideas as a child, and realities
generally shocked my scnsibtutles.
The commonplace revolts me, and
when I have dreamed the awakening
hurts me."
Her tone was pensive, and she
looked out seawards with eyes ln
wbioh he saw two luminous tears.
"Shq ls thinking ot love," he said
to bimseU, "and she Is disappointed
In her husband. Ahl I felt sure
there was something wrong about
Neither cpoke tor a few minutes.
Presently Ethel turned to him With
a smile.
" It Is the moon," she said. " It alwaya gives me a half-melancholy, hall-
yearning teeUng as though there ware
some great happiness to be had If
only one knew where to look for it."
" I think," he replied, gravely, "that
tt ta not to be had alone. There must
be some one to share It. You ean
only know it when you look, upon a
lovely scene or hear lovely music
with your band tn the hand of tbe
one being who Is aU ln all to you;
to whom you are aU in all." -
"Ahl" she said, with a long, sigh,
" then you anow it ?"
" I have known it," he answered.
"And you wiU again,"    she   sold,
gently.   "For your sake, I hope so.
It ls tbe very best   thing   ln   the
He looked at her, but did not1 reply. He was thinking that be eould
imagine conditions under wblch he
might renew the experience of " the
past, but he would have been extremely sorry If she had possessed the
gilt of reading his thoughts. 'After
a time they went below, and bad a
game ol piquet belore parting tor
the night.
(To be Continued.)        si
Are'of One Mind Touching the Remedial
Character of Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal
Powder. . .i
While Protestants and Roman Catholics are wide apart as to certain remedial measures proposed Just bow,
they find common meeting ground in
Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder. Take
Hamilton alone. This medicine bas
been used by Presbyterians like* tbe
Rev. Mungo Fraser, D. D��� and Rev.
John Scott, D, D., by Episcopalians as
with the Rev. W. H. Wade, and hev.
Chas. E. Whltcombe; by the Well-
known Baptist Rev. O. Anderson; by
prominent members of the Methodist
Church, and by tbe Rev. Father Hln-
chey and many of his parishioners.
They all tell the one stoty of the
great good this medicine lias' done
them. The same story has come irom
the most prominent clergymen in 'Toronto and elsewhere. It is unlike' any
other catarrhal remedy, simple, easy
and pleasant to take and quick If a
cure. It will give relief within ten
minutes In' Hny Fever. ���*' :;' ;:
Just the Thing. .;
Too Candid Brother���I say. Oeorge,
your picture of dignity is not fbrted
enough. Yon want something doochi
ridiculous and alumni behind the figure���to throw it out, you know.
Artlsb-Good iilen, by Jovel felt
where you are, Charlie, whUo r paint
you In.���London Skotch.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh Wiat
Contain Mercury.
As mercury will suroly destroy the
sense of smell and completely derange
the whole system when entorlnt^lt
through the mucous surfaces, nuch
articles should never lie used except
on prescriptions from reputable physicians, ns the damage tliey will ao Is
ten fold to the good you can possibly
derive from them. Hall's Catajrii
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney
& Co., Toledo, Ohio, contains no mercury, and Ib taken Internally,, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous ���
Surfaces of.the system. In buying
Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure youlget
the genuine. It ls taken Internally.
and made lu Toledo, Ohio, by 'P.. J.,
Cheney & Co.  Testimonials fretl"'''
Sold by druggists, l'ricei 7oic:.,,|j-*r
bottle.      _. j  ,  *..n   ���
M. tSourgcols, tbe lute PrCh4ej!,,of
France, speaking at Melon as the
leader ot the Opposition, boldly advocated a revision' of the constitution
giving the Chnmber of Deputies al*>n,>
the power to upset Ministries.
Karl's Clover Root Tea purifies the
blood and gives a clear and bcauti-
ful complexion.
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Tuesaay, July 7,1896,
Tne French C.in.idians arc in the saddle.   Quebec heads the government.
Poor Joe  Martin!    His name  isn't
mentioned in connection with any portfolio.
The struutfie for l\.e spoils hns be^un.
It was not difficult for Corbett lo find
abetter man.
Ifthe bank of British Columbia does
not get a movo on it, we will have to try
the bank of Montreal.
We may have to wait a while for a
Court House but when we get it, it
should be worthy the town.
The new fiscal year has commenced'
With it steps should be taken to open
the road from Union In Roys.
Fire is the greut Peril which confronts
the town. We must prepare to lace it
with the best means ut uur comm.mil.
Wli.it was the nutter with Mara'/
There don't seem to be enough left of
him to make a good sized grease spot,
If British Columbia is given only a
Cabinet Minister without folio, as now
slated, she will put her fist under Mr.
Laurier's nose.
The Texada mines are looming up,
and a smelter along side of ihe coke
ovens at Union wharf would illustrate
the fitness of things.
It is said the Liberals have tlieir axei
ground, and that amnnx thc heads wliich
wili fab into the basket is the one that
Postn aster Shakes- cue we..rs.
New Westminister and Vancouver
may as well hang up their hats and keep
easy; and if they can't keep easy, keep
just as easy as they can. The "inland
revenue" will remain on ihe island.
The majority of delegates elected to
the Democratic National Convection
winch meets this month at Chicago are
claimed to be in favor of the free nnd unlimited coinage of silver at a ratio of 16
to I. This will array all the single standard men under McKmly, and the double
standard advocates under the Democratic banner. The finance will over-
shade all other .issues. Old party ties
will be disrupted. It will be largely the
South and West against the North and
East. In the end the Silverites will be
overthrown, but they will die hard.
It seems strange to talk about the unexplored wilds of Vancouver Island, and
yet we know very little about the island
except here and tliere and a narrow strip
along us outer shore. The Nkws will
be glad to organize an exploring expedition not to return until every little stream,
high mountain peak, and acre of arable
land on the island has been visited. Persons who have any visible means of sup
port will not be received. It is desire-
able that the expedition should start as
leon at possible. It must be entirely
self lurpporiinjj, subsisting on wild
herbs, animals and fishes. Here is .1
chance to win fame.
School Hatters.
The annual school meeting did a wise
thing in providing an enumeration of the
children of the town of school age and
urging a grant from the government 10
put the building in proper repair. Thc
building is filthy and has nol been kept
clean and fit for the children to assemble
IB during the year. The allowance for
incidental expenses has been entirely in
adequate. There is at present a uelicit
of over $70.00 staring the new trustees Tn
the face. Nothing can be done unless
Ibe Department of Education comes to
out relief: The fences are tailing to
pieces, tke gates are off, the walls seamed and black, the closets are filthy, and
(ranged so as to destroy all delicacy,
Much more important to the children
than any knowledge they may acquire
from books is to learn self respect, habits
of cleanliness, feelings ot purity. With
these will come love ol truth, respect for
the feelings ol others, and those virtues
which are tht flower of our best civilization. In order that children may love
school, they need not only good training
at home and in the school but lheir sur
roundtngs must be pleasant. Dirt and
Ignorance go hand in band, ln a school
room grun wilh smoke and dirt, children
will grow up to be slovens themselves.
During tlieir growing years they cannot
lie expected lo be impervious to theii*
.surroundings, the damage they thus receive will weight them during all thc
years of tlieir life. Nn wonder so many
provide for private instruction, Aie
there not sonic women in nur midst hav
ing the wclll'are of lhe children at heari,
who will arrange for some of their number to visit the school while in session at least once every two weeks, and
see that everything is made comfortable
and attractive as possible! Such a move
ment would be of incalulable value.
When anything is required, let it be
brought to ihe attention of the trustees,
and if they cannot find the means, let a
a meeting be called to importune tne government. In the mean time let the trustees improve the place as far as the
menus al their disposal will permit, and
place the fads showing their need for
further help promptly before the Department. We feel sure the school census
will show llie imperative necessity of
renting a room elsewhere for a monitor.
Barents will not send their little ones to
.Miss Nickersbn's crowded toont. Now
during vacation is the time to prepare
opening llie new term in proper shape.
The lecture by Hav. J. A. Logan Tuesday evening on I in Maolaren's famous novel, entitled '��� Beside ths Bonnie Brier Bush,'
drew 1, fsir audience. Many were kept a-
wsy by nece-mry preparations for the excursion to Nanaimo and Vancouver which
left at 11 o'clock the same evening; snd
others too, by preparations for duly celebrating Dominion Day In virion* ways,
However, those who attended were fortunate indeed, Mr. Logan alwaya appears to
a Ivsatsge oa the platform and Tuesday 0*
veuing wss uot an exception. Ho hul evi*
dently studied the spirit as well sa the Ian
gnsge of the author, And the fidelity with
whioh he described certain features of the
book must havo been very plcasaut to Scotch
men present; thobo not familiar with
the Gaelic accent, may have but a word
now aod then. Tiie aele *tiou��, by way of
illustration, were well rei,]; and their quaint
humor, ancl a; time*, touching patho.*, visibly aflooted tho audience. The pioture of
the local doctor, faithful to his trust, devoting his skill and ability to tbe alleviation
of human sulleriug, undeterred by the snow
of winter aad tho floods of spring, sometime* rough iu manner, but with a warm
heart and a high sense of duty,���was stong
ly drawn and well presonted, It contained
the essence of tho noblest sermon whioh
will make its ioliuouce felt throngli the
And here, Ir should be remembered, that
the Di-uinioohty of the story is a pure invention by the author, who at the time he
tirst used the name, wss not aware there
was nestled io the heart of Kincardineshire
a real settlement called Drumtoohty. But
thore it is!���a deep richly wooded valley,
about two miles long. Away to the north
of it opens the valley of Olenbervie, the fatherland oi Robert Burns, and a fow miles
to tbo south is Fasque, where muoh of Mr.
Gladstone's early life waa passed.
It ia fortunate for Canadian lovers of Iaa
Maolaren'a works that hia latest atory ia
boing published in lerial form in the Canadian Magazine. " Kate Carnegie " bide fair
to rival in popularity " Beside the Bounie
Brier Bush ". As Barrie never fogets
Thrums, ao Maolaren never loses aight of
Drumtoohty; but tbere is such an infinite
variety of coloring and ahade that every
time we catch a peep of it, something new
ia pretested,
When readiug hia atoriea 1 am impressed with nothing so much as the power
of iavironment. Could auoh personages oa
he introduces us to have been reared any
wnere else than in Scotland, with its mists,
glens, sea loohs. and mountains ! Doubt*
less not, for Preabyterianiam has had a
great deal to do in moulding the character
of the men and women, types of whom havo
been iuimortalisstl hy the gifted novelist,
I have moved into my new shop on
Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared
to manufacture und repair all kinds of
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
Give me a call.
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I Ma prepared to
funk* Strttsh Rigs
and ds Tsaatlnt
At seasonable rates.
���s^otygsiei " ���**"   '-*\
Reserve your orders for Hamberger
and you will save money.
Mr. C. F. Whitney left Tuesday night
���for Trail City.
Orders for powder left for me at Oave
Anthony's will receive prompt attention
F. Curran
Mr. George Grieve is having erected
on East Penrith avenue a neat ons and a
half story duelling.
If you want the newest and best styles
in men's felt hats and at half regular
prices by all means buy at Langman's.
H.trry Martin is erecting on his pre*
inises on the road between Union and
Courtenay, .1 new house. Who is to oc
enpy it'wilh him is the query.
Miss M. Shaw, senior nurse at the
Hospital, left on the Joan Friday morning lor Victoria to visit her parents and
enjoy a well deserved holiday.
Mr. F.W.Robbies has given ap his
school at Denman Island and will accompany Mr.Watkin to Frisco where they
will both enter Cooper Medical Institute.
Both of the church bells have s fire
alum attachment: The officer in cha rge
ofthe Hook and Ladder Company would
dn well to make some arrangement
whereby ihey can be utilized in case of
Go.   Tarbell return *il   Wedni'sd
E^Thera is Nothing
Irom .1 r.e-r. days v sn "H :Ut. i.   ... tt.i
they's ranch near I.!,-..**.:  Cs*.���:;.-.    tVhilcj
there ;hcy��� !:*. ami   Northey���had funis
cdpital sport in the tishingj line, catching j
over ieo.
*'i |)'it,y co tsts 1 *i.    :-,:i   ���   iiu'   1.
son,   |tid*'<: Abrams,   Mr. R. Grant  .tnd
Mr. A. Grant and o'lhcrs left  Friday ior |
Oyster River.   Officer Miit'chioson  will
proceed from there nurili on official bir:
pes*., the others wilt remain to tempt fin*
a brief period the finny tribe.
There were a few couples assembled at
Agricultural Hall Courtenay on Uoiiian
ion Day evening and were enjoying a
nice dance, when a few roughs came into
the hall and made so much disturbance
that the ladies left. It is a great pity
(hat there were no policemen about to
land the roughs in jail.
If it is Weil Put Together
80 here it is :
Single Harness at $Io, $12, $1; per set
and up.���Sweat Pads at $0 cents.
Whips at 10, 35, 50 and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone
at 51 and up to $2.
I have th* largest Stock nf WHIPS in
town and also the
Beat Axle Grease at O BOacBS
Not One Man in
One Hu.idred
S�� inveata hia nosey that it yielda, la
twenty years, anything like the profit
afforded by a policy of Life laasranee.
HISTOBT i The percentage of individuals
PBOYU   !- who succeed in buaineaa
THIS , ia amall '
No old-line mutual life inauraaee company
has ever failed.
���For Twenty-Five cents-
Trunks at Prices to Suit
the Times.
Wesley Willard
Persons using the mules and horses tal
the Union Colliery Co. without permission will be prosecuted according to law.
F.D. Little, Supt
One mile and a half from Union: contains 160 acres and will lie disposed of at
n low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
This Inn, located about three miles out
irom    Union nn  the Courtenay Road
i     nan!   open, for business    A   gond
<��� k>*pi, and thr comfort  ol lhe
rei'ully a-tsnded to.    Give us a
NoWiT Public.
Agent, for tae Alliance Fire
insurance company of Lea
ion and the Phoenix of
Agent ior the Provinolal
Building and Loan Aeas*
elation ef Toronto	
Union, B.C
insurance pRIVALLED
 Ten Cents a DayTa
Wilt buy far a man 35 yeara of age a
$1,000 SO-Pnyment Life Policy, oae
of the beat forms ef isaaraaee written
in the
Union Mutual Life
Insurance Company
Of Portland, Maine
Union Hines
A Full Line of Furniture;
Grai]l: & McGregor
Contractors, Builders and Undertakers
A Sosnd, Safe, Abb Managed, (
Reliable SsUtsntiaflnaUtution \
(    1848
whioh sarin stakds
3. t. EVANS, Provincial Manager,
r 0. soz (81 Vanoeaver, B. C.
tet forth** information -sail so
W. 3. DALBY.
With Jamas Abratas.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Saraaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brants of   Lager Beer, steam Beer aad Porter.
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
5acrb Rlqcks
A few hundred yards from the
Switch where the company's
new buildings are to be built.
Choice 5 acre lots can be purchased on easy terms.
Several good houses for sale
cheap���costing but a few
dollars more than ordinary
rent to purchase.
Barber Shop
;   Bathing
,n ���
O. H
"An Act to PrsTsnt  Certain  Animala from Running at Largs-1808"
Stock owners ire hereby notified to
"keep all Swine, Stallions of on* year old
and upwards, and Bulls over nine months
eld, under proper enclosure, as all am*
of these descriptions, found running at
large will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to.
Comox, B. C.      W. B. Anderson,
June 7th, 1896. Gov't Acsnt.
Ofloe Room J, McPhee* Mews Bid's ea* at
r. e. ssAwsn It
We the uadersigned hereby authorise
John Bruce to collect all accounts due the
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant)
H. Hamburger i Trustees.
Real Estate and
Financial Broker
Merland Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool' Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
I presume we.hare need ovsr
��� one hundred bottles of Piso's
r Core for Consumption in mr
femily, and I am continually rinsing others
to get it,   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���TT. C. Mh-tehbbkosb, Clarion, Pa.,
Dee. 29,1894 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and nerer hare any eom- "*
plaints.���K. Shomt, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dee. Slat, 1894.
Pnwnss a Pates Hjhbhj
Wall  Paper and Paint Store . .
Tinting and Kalsomining a specialty
School and office stationery
at E. Pimbury A Co' drugs
Williams* Block, Third St.      Union, B. C.
H, A. Simpson
Barrister 1* Solicitor, No's 8 k 4
Commercial street
xjAxtAxito, s. e.
J. A. Carthew
"VKtOsT, B. et.
Property for sale in all parts oi the town.   Some very desirable residence properties cheap on small monthly payments.
Farm lands improved and unimproved in Comox District $10 to $50 per acre.
A splendid farm, 30 acres under cultivation, 5 miles from Union; $10 per acre.
30 acre track within 3 miles���first class land; $10 to $15 per acre.
Rents collected
Loans Negotiated
j "*..
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While It Is lurgely the custom ol
but farmers to follow clover with
corn, it Is an equally good preparation Ior almost any other crop we
may wish to plant. Its mechanical
effect is hardly ol less value than lu
direct fertilizing virtue. It loosens the
���oil by penetrating it, and, when decayed, leaves the earth in line mechanical condition.
The farmer who has hauled Ids
manures at odd times to his pastures
and spread them evenly over the
ground cun now go out aud witness
the good effect al his work. He will
not be long In suspense bereatter as
to how best manage his manure heap.
To let this product ile around tu-e
yard until hall Its fertilizing qualities
are leached away is lolly.
When clover seed is sown very
early under tbe proper conditions the
young plants cannot tie destroyed
by a cold snap late in the spring.
Every day now they are getting better rooted, and are better able to
stand the long dry spell which often
comes In early summer. To sow clover
the middle of April may work all
right II the season ts to be wet, but
there Is no certainty as to that.
Tbe rains of springs are usually
exactly right to take with them,
deep down Into the soil, the rich liquids ol the manure which has been
spread upon the pasture lands, and
the grasses take on new life. Iu turn,
the stock get the benefit ol It, aud
the good eflect upou the pastures
will be permanent.
It is said that when the top ol the
silage gets warm adding water
causes a mould to quickly form as a
blanket over it, and seals the contents away from the air better than
any other plan which has been tried.
It is generally a cheap cover, and
no other could be put on more easily
or at so little expense.
ft is personal attention and inspection nsd close familiarity which count
for so much In reaching a sure success In the conduct ol a form. Smaller farms will pay better profit to
their owners who are willing to do
work ot a high ordor than skimming
over large tract* with a confused
Idea as to general results.
In some localities tarred paper collars are used about cabbage plants to
tioep them free from maggots. A
mixture of pulverized sulphur and
lime placed about the stems after the
plants are set out ls certainly efficacious. Scratch the dirt nway.
sprinkle the powder close, and cover
with the earth again.
If too much trouble to spray the
plants In the garden with a tobacco
solution when Infested with Insects,
at least procure the refuse leaves and
stems and use them over the surface.
Tobacco not only drives away or
kills Insects, but It Is an excellent
fertiliser as well. If it can be had
for the hauling, do not let the chance
go by.
While there has lieen a slight advance in the price a head of milch
cattle, enough to encourage an Increase In the numlier raised throughout the country, thero has lieen In the
past year a decrease ln the number
of all other kinds or stock upon our
farms: but In milch cowa thore has
been an actual gain of 10 per cent.
We ean market good mutton ln the
world s market with little competition, but wool must compete with the
product from South Amerlcn, Australia nnd othor countries whero it is
cheaply raised, but where high grade
mutton sheep will not lie raised fnr
many decades. Our opportunity Is.
therefore. In doing our host with
early mutton and the best of wool.
Kven nt the present low prices ol
wool, considering the amount of capital Invested, sheep may be made to
pay fully as good a per cent, of profit aa any other stock; but good
sheep must lie kept, nud ln good
thrifty condition. Money is well Invested when placed In a good grade
ot sheep, although the cost Is a little mors.
Suckling sows will usually breed before their pigs nre weened, but It is
unsafe to permit thiB. Such close
breeding may lie with success for a
season or two, but where they have
two litters a year their powers ol
recuperation will lie exhausted after
the third or fourth time, and they
will [arrow litters which are failures.
With all animals, whether feeding
for growth or to latten, It Is thc
amount of food which Is digested
nnd assimilated which Is ol benefit.
If feeding to procure lho best results this must he kept In mind.
Here conice In the advantage ol
grlndlnif or cooking tlie lood lor the
hogs. Soaking the grain softens It;
grinding makes It easier to soften.
Southern flockniiuster** can tlnd the
purer rams only In the north, Moreover, uo mutter Ior what purpose
shei'p nre grown, wool Is an object;
nnd since the thicker fleeces aro ln
the colder climate, It Is the part ol
wisdom to go north tor the rams,
and that every season. They and
their progeny lose In the weight ot
the fleece In Southern clIineR, year
hy year.
When the lambs are to be taken
away from the ewee In the spring
thero Is need for the greatest care
on the part ol the shepherd to avoid
the danger Irom milk lever. Succulent food should lie withheld and the
ewe put on dry food tor a lew days
until the How of milk Is wholly stopped, even at the .risk .ot her refusing
to eat. ���'������'���'
From the fourth 'week on the young'
pigs need care on their own account,
as tbey want other food than that
Irom tlielr dams, nud, as thlR is the
most Important nnd profitable period
of their lives, the attention given
.should not be hindered nor slackened:
and yet the temptation Is to bestow
(.be more care to the older hogs.
Young horses which havo erased for
the first year or two ol their lives
near a railway, or within sight and
sound of traction engines, hnve gone
through with an Important part ol
their training. It ls well to make a
little sacrifice ln order to let this
young stock get used to tho things
they are bound to meet tn after years.
Do not bustle the new brood Into
any old barrel nor box, but have good
coops ready for them; and a shed
over the coops ls almost a necessity
In most climates. Even a dash ol summer rain. If It does not drown the
little fellows, will so harm them that
they will not make a rapid nor vigorous growth.
When nature supplies the egg she
places the proper amount ot moisture
tn It tor a perfect hatch, and, therefore, a fresh egg hatches better than
an old one, as tbe moisture Is constantly escaping through the shell.
There need be no attention to moisture when using the Incubator until
the brood Is about to hatch.
If well fed and shut up for two or
three weeks at any time, geese are
ready for market; but this ts not their
I'hiei end, Ior they are a source ol profit all the year. They oan be plucked
ol their feathers two or three times
during the summer; the feathers pull
out easily when ripe and dry nt the
ends, and bring a good price always.
Keep Pekin ducks for the Bame reason that you keep Einbden geese���because ot the large number ol eggs
they lay In a season. They are busily
at it from January until harvest, and
also In the fall. The leathers ol ducks
ripen a little quicker, being ready for
plucking every six weeks, Instead of
ten, ami sell at a price next to those
oi the goose.
Geese do not mature until about the
third year, and their eggs are not
trustworthy for hatching until they
are about lifteen months old. They
ure seldom troubled with the diseases
so common to other fowls, and those
are more thrifty and grow* larger
which are hatched early. This is
especially to be remembered if raising
Tor market.
Immature plants are usually deficient lu nutriment in proportion to
weight, and that this is especially
true of corn has been frequently
pointed out. It has been shown by
careful experiment that one acre ot
rye, cut when ln bloom, affords as
much nutriment as, two and one-
third acres will, if cut 30 days sooner,
before heading out.
Do not attempt the raising ot too
many varieties ot apples. It Ior home
use, they should be timed to come
ln at all seasons; but for market too
many kinds will make a great deal
ot trouble, without yielding a corresponding degree ot benellt. Let
neither the early nor the late supply consist of more than one or two
good varieties.
Iu this country we have many
honey plants which are ignored, except by the bees, who detect their
presence afar off and fly to them tor
their treasures. Bee keepers have not
yet demonstrated by actual experiment whether It would pay to cultivate these wild plants for the liees,
or whether it ls more prolitahle to
let tnem  grow wild,  undisturbed.
Cumberland Co.,
Obtained it.
A Sufferer From Acute Dyspepsia and a
Complication ot Troubles Following
an Attack of La Grippe-He Was
Forced to Quit Business and Was
Hopelessly Discouraged When Help
(From the Amherst, N. S., Sentinel.)
Mr. Chas. Tucker, who lives about
two miles from Lockport, ls ons ot ths
best known men ln that section. He
ls engaged In business hs a lobster-
packer, and dealer ln Hour and salt,
and tn addition has a line farm. During the past three years Mr. Tucker
has been an almost constant Invalid,
being the victim ot a complication ol
troubles following a severe attack ol
la grippe. Recently he has been restored to his old-time health, end having learned that he gave the entire
credit to Dr. Williams' Pink PlUa, concerning which so much has been said
through ths press, a reporter Interviewed him in the matter, and was
cheerfully given his story Ior publication. Mr. Tucker said: "About four
years ago I had a severe attack ot la
grippe, which left me In a fearful oondition.    I had for a number ot years.
With Kidney Complaint -You Can tae
Relieved Within Six Hours.
I take much pleasure in stating that
I have been using South American
Kidney Cure, and found relief within
six hours after first dose taken. I became sick In January, 1893, when I
employed several of the local physicians, and was treated, by them until
the fall of 1893 without receiving
much benefit. I then began using
South American Kidney Cure, and
am almost, li not quite, cured. Have
not been taking any of the medlcne
for seven weeks, aud feel as well as
ever. MRS. A. E. YOUNG, Barnston,
P* Q.	
Soap Suds for Silver.
II silverware Is occasionally washed
In hot soapsuds ln which a little pulverized borax has heen dissolved, and
then rinsed tn clear boiling water. It
will not need so much cleaning with
A Family Suffers for Want of a Mother s
Mr. Neil Morrison, St. John. N. B.:
"My daughter, Mrs. Gregory, has had
rheumatism so bad during the last
year that she was unable to help her
children, or attend to her household
duties. Everything Imaginable was
tried, but to no purpose. I was at
last recommended to get South American Rheumatic Cure. One bottle
cured my daughter within four days,
and I take much pleasure lu giving
this recommendation."
It s No Use to Fib to Her.
" I speak from experience," said a
man the other day; " it isn't the
slightest use for a man to lie when
he's talking to a woman. The reasons aro twofold. First, 11 the woman ls at all clever yon can't possibly
deceive her���ahe detects a man's lie
at once; second, all women, be they
clever or stupid, very rarely ever believe anything that a man says to
them, anyway."���New York Evening
Cures In twenty-four hours. This Is
the testimony ot tens ol thousands
who bave used It. Putnam's acts
speedily, without pain, and removes
corns in twenty-four hours.
before this attack been a sufferer
from dyspepsia, but following la
grippe It took a more aoute lorm, and
to add to my distress my liver appeared not to perform its usual functions, and my heart troubled me
greatly, aod there were as well other
complications which battled the skill ol
tour doctors whom I successively
called In In the hope of regaining my
health. From the knees down my
legs were as cold as tee; my bowels
would bloat and I suffered great ���pain.
My case went from bod to worse despite the medical treatment I was
undergoing, and at laat I got so bad
thait I was forced to give up business.
I could hardly eat anything, got but
little sleep at night, and as you will
readily understand, my oondition became one of despair, ity fattier nrged
me several times to give Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills a trial, but I Was so discouraged that I had no further faith
left ln any medicine. However, more
to please him than from any hope ol
beneficial results, I began tbe use ol
Pink Pills.: The first beneficial effects
I found was that the warmth and
natural feeling began to return to my
limbs, my bowels censed to bloat, and
witb the continued nae of the pills my
appetite returned. I slept soundly at
night, and the action of my heart
again became normal. I continued
taking the Pink Pills until I hiad nsed
ln all Illteen boxes, and I have not
Ielt better ln yeara than I do now.
I did some particularly hard work
last fall, and was able to stand It with
a strength and vigor which surprised
me. I consider Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills not only a wonderful medicine,
but also ln the light ot what my
other treatment cost, the least expensive medicine tn the world, and I
strongly recommend Pink Pills to all
in need ol a medicine. '
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills act directly
upon the blood and nerves, building
them anew and thus driving disease
Irom the system. There ls no trouble due to either ot these causes
which Fink Pills will not cure, and ln
hundreds ot cases they have restored
patients to health alter all other
remedies have failed. Ask for Dr. Williams' Pink Fills and take nothing else.
The genuine are always enclosed ln
boxes, the wrapper around which
bears the lull trade mark, "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People." May
be had Irom all dealers, or sent post
paid on receipt ot 60 cents a box, or
six boxes for $2.50, by addressing the
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,
"Rope Stitch."
That Is what somo manufacturers
call a new stitch or wide-edged shoes
mado with a very, heavy thread, Tlie
style was Introduced here from England. On the other side, by some. It
ls called the Irish stitch.
Whenever Practicable the Likes of the
Patient Should be Regarded.
No Bet of rules regarding food tor
the sick can be made applicable to
all cases. Sense and Judgment must
govern in many details, after all
theories have been reduced to their
most precise terms.
Where a system ol diet is prescribed, that should be closely adhered to; but whenever it ls practicable, the likes and dislikes ol the
patient should be consulted and regarded, says a writer In Good Housekeeping. That which is relished, it
not distinctly hurtlul or dangerous,
will nourish and Invigorate much
more effectually than that which Is
repugnant. It Is that which we like
that helps uslnall the walks ol lite
and especially when the normal
strength and reliance have been weakened. Nurses who keep this fundamental fact ln mind will find that tt
supplies the place ol a whole volume
ol hackneyed " Don'ts."
Where the invalid is confined to his
room, the more tastefully and neatly a service ot food and drink can be
presented, other things being equal,
the better will be the elfect, and the
more hearty and holplul the relish.
When the repast is finished, remove
the remains ot food and drink, unless
tho latter should for special reasons
he retained tor subsequent relresh-
ment. Food should not be so retained,
unless the patient must unavoidably
be left alone for a considerable time,
and liable to need " a bite " when no
one will be at hand to bring it.
This is a Sure Precursor of Apoplexy,
and Dr. Agnew's Oure for the Heart
at Once to be Taken,
No one can read the daily papers
without being seriously impressed
wtth the lact that a large number
ol people In the present nge have
within their system the evidence ol
apoplexy. This is Been and felt olten
Iu a trembling and uncertainty ol the
limbs, and frequently In an unpleasant dizziness and lightness ol the
head. He is a very unwise man who
knowing these symptoms to exist,
does not promptly take measures to
have them removed. We know ot . no
remedy that has been eo remarkably
successful ln this particular as Dr.
Agnew's Cure ior the Heart. Primarily it is a heart cure, but it ls
equally elfecttve ln what ls to some
extent a parallel disease, apopletlc
symptoms. In a season when unusual
beat prevails and excitement often
runs high we are doing a kindness to
men and women by letting them know
of this remarkable medicine.
I88UE NO 24 1896
In replying to any ot theaa ae>
vertlsements, please mention thai
Any doctor will tell yam
that Professor Hare, o4
Jefferson Medical Coll��%
Philadelphia, is one of thi
highest authorities in the
world on the action ol
drugs. In his last work,
speaking of the treatmeml
of scrofula, he says:
*It Is hardly assiMary te state tkat eaemeee
���stum. u.l,���.��,*;, .ir^insa
{JjSffi? eeSSm, t* anautt et to to
lie also says that th*
hypophosphites should Im
combined with the oil.
Scott's Emulsion of cod.
liver oil, with hypopho��-
phites, is precisely tuck ���
irosuseo BY INDIGESTION.  KJ>.
K. D. C. Pills ee e guai*3nt>**,<* to
this  trouble   or   money   retunded.   	
Free Samples. ��.s%cr2?U.*'si,''.r..Saa
BcHt Trirssoa mads by
:wt Queen StAV. Toronto
Books Fmc.
Im uot admiring now the new May
Nor  all the  flowers  and  fruits  elie
heaped upon it,
Nor yet the  plumes  and  tulle   thnt
softly wreathe tt;
Hut just the perfect fnce thnt smiles
beneath tt.
RECIPE-Poi* Making a Delicious Health
Drink at Small Cost.
Adams' Root Beer Extract.. .One Bottlo
I'leischmann's Yemtt Half a Cake
Sugar    Two Pounds
Lukewarm Water Two Gallons.
Dissolve thc sugar and yeast i n thc water, add the
extract, and bottle i pu t in a warm place for twenty*
four hours until It ferments, then place oa ice when
it will open sparkling and delicious.
The root beer can oe obtained in all drug and gro
eery stores in 10 and 23 cent bottles to make two and
five gallons.
Au Immeasurable amount ol mirroring and injury tu the human met:, In
due to the ignorant violation ol physiological 'ia.\vs by the youth of our
land. Kulnous practices are Indulged hi, through ignorance ol the inevitable Injury to constitution und
health which surely follows. By
every young man the divine injunction, "Know Th^sell,' should be well
heeded. To assist such ln acquiring
a knowledge ot themselves and of
how to preserve health, and to shun
those pernicious and most destructive practices, to which so nianyi lad
victims, as well as to reclaim and
point out tho means ol relief nnd cure
to any who may unwittingly nave
violated Nature b laws, and are already suffering the dire conaequeni-
ces. an association ot medloiu gentlemen have carelully prepared a tittle
book which Is replete with useful information to every young man. It
will be sent to any address, securely
sealed Irom observation ia a plain envelope, by the Worlds Dlspsnuary
Modioli Association, of 66U Main
Street, Buffalo, N. Y., ou receipt ot
ten cents in stamps (tor pontage), fr
enclosed with tl^ls notice.
Has no equal for restoring a healthy
growth of beautiful hair on taid
heads. Cures Dandrufl, prevents the
hair (ailing out, makes It sott and
silky, keeps the hair from turning
grey, soothes the head and scalp and
prevent* early baldness.
For sale by all wholesale and retail druggists.
Mall orders promptly attended to,
free ot express charge, bn receipt ot
60c. and $1 per bottle, or six large
bottles for $5.00.
Special Inducements to the   trade.
Testimonials free on application.
SH Queen Btreet west, Toronto.
Bole manufacturer.
The Greedy Britisher.
" The reason why the British want
to swallow up half of Venesucla," asserted Tat, " Is because of' the gold
there is down tliere."
" Sure," replied Mike, " they're always after gold, tho English. If they
were landed on an uninhabited Island,
tliey would not be there nn hour before they'd have their hands In the
pockets of the naked savages!"���Hor*.
per'a Hound -Table.      i      .:.. ,
Diseased blood, constipation, and
kidney, liver and bowel troubles are
cured by Karl's Clover Root Too.
Bessie���Ma and pa have been quarrelling, haven't tliey'/ WllUa���Yes.
Bessie���'Which one got the worst ol
It, do you know ? Willie���Not yet.
I'm waiting to see which one ol them
slams the door going out.
Thousands ot cases ol Consumption,
Asthma, Coughs, Colds and Croup are
cured every day by Shilob's Cure.
When Nerviline���nerve pain cure���Is
applied. It matters not of how long
standing, Its penetrating and pain-
subduing power is such that relief Ib
almost Instantaneous. Nerviline Is a
nerve pain cure. This statement expresses all.   Try It and be convinced.
Boy���Do you want a boy here?
Man-Yes. Boy���What kind? Man���
A, nice boy that doesn't swear or
say naughty words or smoke cigarettes or play tricks or get into mischief, or��� Boy���That'B enough,
mister. I guess It's a girl you want.
Be sure and use that old and well-
tried remedy, Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup for children teething. It soothes the child, softens
the gums, allays all pain, cures wind
colic and is the best remedy for
diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a
The highest of characters, In my
estimation, is his who is as ready to
pardon the moral errors ot mankind,
as If he were every day guilty of some
himself; and at the same time as
cautious of committine; a fault as if he
never forgave one.���Pliny.
Wind for Sale.
" Wind for sale," Is the expne��|slvo
advertisement of a man on the road
near Jamaica, who has a big hand-
pump to Inflate pneumatic tires. He
charges five cents for Inflation.���New
York Telegram.
Consumption can be cured by the use
ol Shlloh's Cure. This great Cough
Cure Is the only known remedy for
that terrible dlsoase.
Oxford University Intends conler-
rlng the degree ot honornry D. C. L.
upon United States Ambassador Bayard, and npon Mr. John Morley and
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain.
���Send Ior pamphlet describing the
wonderful curative properties ot DR.
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made, with suspensory attachment.
Equal to any ten dollar belt
on the market, and guaranteed
to produce a satisfactory current ol
electricity that Is Ielt as soon as applied to the body.
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any address. Money retunded if not
as represented.
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Every Canadian stamp used between 1851 ant
1895 is valuable and worth from lOo to $160 each.
I buy auy quantity, on tho original covers preferred. Also all other kinds of Htumps, particu
larly those collected 25 years ago. Bond for
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east, Hamilton, Out [of
It Must be Settled Right.
However the battle Is ended,
Though proudly tbe victor comes
With fluttering flags and    prancing
And echoing roll of drums,
Still troth proclaims this motto
In letters of living light-
No question Is ever settled
Until it ls settled right.
Though the heel ol the strong    op-
May grind   the weak  ln the dust
And the voiced of tame with one acclaim
Mar call  him great and Just,
Let those who applaud take warning
And keep tbe motto In sight-
No question Is ever settled
Until It hr-settled right,
Let those who have tailed iake courage,
Though the enemy seemed  to have
Though the ranks are strong, II   he.
be In the wrong,
The battle  Is not yet done,
For, sure at the morning follows
The darkest honr ol the night,
No question Is ever settled
Until It Is settled right.
0 man, bowed down with labor,
0 woman, young, yet old,
0 heart   oppressed   tn   the   toller's
And crushed by the power of gold,
Keep on wtth yonr weary hattie
Against triumphant might,
No question ls ever settled
Until It ls settled right.
���Ella Wheeler   Wilcox.
Laos-Trimmed Oowns.
Broad insertions of lace are a feature of tbe summer gowns which are
being sent from Paris. The Insertions are of mammoth proportions. A
four or five-Inch strip of heavy lace
ls set nbont a hem as wide. About
five Inches above a similar, band Is
respiration, so that ln case ol falnt-
Ings or sinking spells he may know
when to give stimulants. A bottle
or brandy or good whiskey, a, rubber
bag for hot water, and a can ot
ground mustard are the three first
requisites Ior the family medioine
closet. Always be prepared for emergencies.
A Woman's Hour
" Please state to tbe court exactly
what you did between 8 and
9* o'clock on Wednesday morning."
said a lawyer to a delicate Uttle woman on the witness stand.
" Well," she said, after a moment's
reflection, "I washed my two children and got them ready for school
and sewed a button on Johnnie's coat
and mended a rent ln Nellie's dress.
Then I tidied up my sitting room and
made two beds and watered my house
plants and glanced over the morning
paper. Then I dusted my parlor and
set' things to right In It. and washed some lamp chimneys, and combed
my baby's hair, and sewed a button
on one of her little shoes, and then I
swept out my front entry and brushed and put away the children's Sunday clothes, and wrote a note to
Johnny's teacher asking her to excuse him for not being to school on
Friday. Then I fed my canary bird
and cleared olf the breakfast table
and gave the grocery man an order
and swept oft the back porch, and.
then I sat down and rested for a
few minutes before the clock struck
9. That's Sill."
" All 1" said the dated lawyer. " Excuse me, Judge, I' must get my
breath before I call the next witness."
For a Good Figure.
sewed. The bodice Is blseeted by
th* late and so are the puffed sleeves.
These lace bands are worn on silk,
dimity and organdie frocks, Some*
timet, nays the New York Journal,
thoy have girdles and collars ot gathered lace. Of oourse, the liberal use
of lace necessitates the wearing of
exquisitely dainty skirts and under-
waists.   .
Race Costume.
In blue alpaca, witb iront ot embroidered Japanese silk.���Ldndon Madame.
When a Doctor Is Not Near.
It is very olten the case that at
just the time one needs a medical man
It ls Impossible to get him. -A 'sick
person may take a chin after the doctor has paid hla call. Warm tha.pa-
tlent at once. Fill strong bottles
with hot water, placing them under
the knees, at the leet, under the armpits. Give stimulants and cover with
blankets. After he warms up. do not
sweat him, but gradually remove the
extra covering. Be sure to keep an
even temperature In the sick-room.
This ls most Important at night and
In the small hours ot the morning.
Always have hot water available in
sickness ot any kind. Anyone with
the average intelligence can keep
track of the pulse, temperature, and
broliered to prepare for the Inevitable
Wit About and For Women.
He���I bave a notion to kiss you. She
���Do you want an engraved Invitation T
" Do you expect to suffer from bay
fever this summer. Mrs. De Long?"
" No. Not unless my husband's business
Caetleton���Well, old man, I suppose
you find the second year of your married life quite as expensive as the first,
don't you T Dlmpleton���A good deal
more. Think of the Initiation fees I
have had to pay.
Dora (shyly)���I became engaged to
Mr. Atherton last night. Oora���Oh.
you lucky girl I Sou are sore to have
a perfectly lovely time this summer
now. You know I was engaged to him
myself laat year.
Wife���I don't see why you should
object to signing some cheques and
leaving them for me to fill oak Husband���Not mueh. I would rather give
you what money there ls ln the bank.
Miss Jones (daughter of- his employer)���I don't believe, Mr. Cashier, that
pa will give hla consent. Mr. Cashier���
Oh, yea, he will, after he has examined the books. He will want to keep
the money ln the family.
The patient's wife���Isaac, der doctor say dot If you vould be cheerful
undt haf some gonfidence tn him, dot.
vould be half der cure. The patient-
Veil, tf I do dot, vould he make a
feefty per cendt. reduction ln der bill ?
A letter from a lady at an Inland
watering place to her husband contains the following paasage: "In your
last epistle you sent me UOO marks and
1,000 kisses. I should be glad If, In
fsture, yoii would send me more money
nnd fewer kisses."���Dorfbarbier.
A New Zealand Lady on Ber Ma"-
riage Eiperience.
A good figure shows off to great
advantage In a well-cut and perfectly
fitting princess dress. One of the
sort is shown tn the sketch. Tbe
dress of green faille ts trimmed at
the bottom of the skirt with two
narrow cross-folds; bodtoe cut' V-
shaped at the back over a yoke of
cream-eolored taffetas and open ln
front, Jjplero fashion, 'over a gllet of
cream-colored taffetas; collar tabbed
with lace. Drapery of lace adorns
the tops of tbe sleeves. Toque of
green straw adorned wtth Nile roses
and pink roses.���Revue de la Mode.
The Kettles Will Not Blacken.
A good housewife dislikes much to
see the cooking pots and dishes blackened and burned by the direct Influence of tbe flame. To protect these
pots a Lelpslc furnisher of household
goods has patented a shallow dish of
thin, but strong   sheet Iron, which
Fashion Decrees That She Shall Not
Twice Shine.
Etiquette gnvnralng the wedding ol
a widow lins been recently reorganised, and, temporarily at least, ls llnd-
T.i' high vogue among certain great
Indies who are making second matrimonial ventures. The widow's engagement ring is now a peridot, which ln
reality is an Indian curysollte, and a
deep ieal-greeh ln color. The peridot
ring Is set about with diamonds, and
when It arrives the lady gives her
first engagement ring to her eldest
daughter and her wedding ring to lier
eldest eon.
One week before the wedding a
stately luncheon is given to the nearest and dearest of the old friends of
the bride, to be. "After the engagement's announcement she appears
at no public functions. At the altar
her dress may be ot any subdued
shade ot satin. To make up for the
absence of veil and orange blossoms,
prolusions ot \*|iite lace trim the
skirt and waist of the bridal gown
en secondes noces. Even the bunnet
Is of white lace and the bouquet Is
preferably ol white orchids. And up
the aisie the lady goes, hand in hand
with her youngest child, no matter
whether it Is a boy or girl. The little one wears an elaborate white costume, holds the bride's bouquet, and
precedes the newly married pair to
the church door. Where there Is a
large family of children and a desire on the widow's part for a trifle
more display than ls usually accorded oa such occasions, all of her daughters, ln light gowns and bearing big
bouquets, support their mother at
the altar.
An Informal little breakfast now
follows the ceremony. -Such a breakfast ls scarcely more than a light,
simple luncheon, served from the buffet, wound up by a wedding cake and
a toasting posset, but the bride ot
a second marriage does not distribute
cake nor* her bouquet among her
friends. Her carriage horses do not
wear favors either, though shoes and
rice can be freely scattered In her
wake, and, to the comfort and economy of her friends, she does not expect anything elaborate In the way
ol wedding gifts.
fits exactly into the circular openings of .the range. By placing the
cooking pots or kettles into this protective dish tbe oooklng will be done
just aa quickly, and the pot or kettle
will remain perfectly olean. The
burning of the contents of a pot I*
also. Impossible, and even earthenware pots may be used to cook soups
In. These dish protectors are made
In three sties, to fit the ordinary
three openings of a kitchen range.
A void Wrinkles.
Tliere is u beautiful Frenchwoman,
Mme. Farre, whose lorehend developed at the beginning of the preaent
season an obstinate little wrinkle between the eyes. Every night It
would be massaged away and every
morning It would return by the time
Mme. Farre had partaken ol her
luncheon, ln vain she consulted specialists and In vain she advised with
her maid. One evening, at a reception, madam was talking with a 'noted oculist. " Madam Is very beautiful/ said the oculist, '*but what
would you do 11 I were to tell you
something that would make you many
times more lovely J*
" i should adore you forever.' said
the beautiful Mme. Farre.
" Then, madam,* replied the oculist,
" wear spectacles when you read. I
venture to say that by the time you
have finished your morning newspaper
that little wrinkle upon your brow
Is a deep furrow."
A little trouDte with the eyes ls
the cause of Ellen Terry s furrow,
winch is considered becoming to her.
The 1880 Skirt Tilt.
I hear that ln Paris the old practice .of holding up the skirt at tbe side
has quite gone out of fashion. Owing
to ths width of the modern skirt It is
necessary to lift It on either side ln
order to evade the mud, and copse*
quently our belles will shortly aflapt
the 1880 air, which Is so dlsMnctly
modest and femlntne. Petticoats under
drones so lifted require, therefore, to
be more handsome and dainty than
the gowns themselves, and many of
tbem are now being elaborately  em-
The Big Hat Oame Off.
The young man was bringing to bear
all his limited attainments as a contortionist ln his efforts to see around
the tall, wide hat worn by the sweet
girl in Iront ot him. The young woman whom he was accompanying aaw
him and pitied him. Then a knowing
smile passed over her faee and she
leaned over and whispered loudly
enough tor the girl with the big hat
to hear:,
"What a lovely hat that girl In
front ol you has on.'*
He looked fierce, but said nothing,
and the owner ol the hat stared
straight ahead with a pleased expression.
" What a pity It is,'* the young woman, with the knowing look assumed,
" that she doesn't know It Isn't on
The girl ln front made n, convulsive
grab and shifted the hat ta one side.
Then It dldnt feel right, and she
shoved It away over on the other
side, only to hear ln tha pommlsertit-
ing stage whisper behind her:
'.Poor Killing I* she'll never get It
straight now I*
It waa too much. The girl ln front
reached up with a resolute hand, undid the hat, and laid It in her. lap,
while the young man cast a glance
at hts companion, whleh was eloquent with undying admiration and
eternal gratitude.
Ovsr the Cemetery Wall.
A liatless maa clad in a white shirt
and light trousers, seen coming over
the wall of the North Cemetery, Fall
Biver, about 2 o'clock the other morning, gave two patrolmen a slight attack ot "shakes," but they bravely
approached him, and finding htm real
flesh and blood, questioned him as to
his strange appearance and actions.
They leaned that the man had bad
trouble with his second wife .early In
tbe evening, and. that he had gone to
tbe grave of his first wile. While there
be had fallen asleep. He was on his
way home by the shortest route when
seen by the police���Boston Herald.
Wedding Rehearsals in South London
A Faux Pas- Weddings in Germany
are Civil Ceremonies  A Queer Galashiels' Marriage - Where the Ring is
Put on the Bride's Toe.
Round the ancient and time-honored
marriage ceremony there have gathered In the course ot ages more curious
observances, beliefs and oddities of all
kinds than round any otber human Institution whatever. Tbe troubles and
perplexities ' that surround the entrance to the married life are almost
as numerous as those tbat beset the
matrimonial state Itaelf, and tbat
state has been found by many anything but the haven of rest and bower
of delights which they pictured to
themselves in. anticipation. This
aspect of the matter bas been very
pithily expressed by a certain New
Zealand lady, who thus puts the result both of her experience and her
" Marriags ia lust this: You have a
beautiful wreath and veil on your
wedding day. The first week passes
pretty well. The second week yon
have your mouth full of clothes-pegs,
and about the third you are trotting
two miles with a basket, looking for
cheap meat. And after that you are
looking for cheap meat all the rest
of your life."
One of the queerest of matrimonial
oddities Is one which has been reported
Irom the Transvaal: Landroet Jansen
married a couple in French, as they
were Italians, and cojild understand
neither English nor Dutch. It would
have been illegal in English, and the
consequence is that the couple are not
married, as it was done ln French. It
appears that tlie court should have
addressed them ln Dutch, an Interpreter putting It Into French or Italian to make it legal. The reporter
suggests that they should have the.
whole business done over again, and
keep the honeymoon also in Dutch to
make sure.
As a preliminary to the wedding, a
certain young lady, resident tn South
London, held a rehearsal of the whole
ceremony ln her room, and that nothing might be wanting In perfection for
lack of practice on her part, she had
the actual wedding ring placed on her
finger. When the real drama commenced ln the neighboring Presbyterian Church, everything , went on
smoothly until the moment when the
ring had to be procured. The clergyman was very much shocked to learn
it was still on the finger of the bride,
who had forgotten to remove it after
the rehearsal. To get.lt off was no
easy matter, ln the fliirry. hurry hnd
excitement, but off it bad to come,
and the ceremony was delayed for
some time, until the obstinate article
yielded to the Joint efforts of bride
and bridesmaids.
In Holland marriage by proxy ls
allowed. This ls the so-called " marriage by the glove," ahd is usually put
In practice by a Dutchman who Is
sojourning abroad, and, wanting a
wife, ls too poor or too far off to
return home for one. In such a case
he writes home to a lawyer, who
selects one conformable to the requirements of bis client. If the gentleman approves, he next sends the
lawyer a soiled left-hand glove and a
power of attorney, wlio settles the
business. A frleno* marries the woman
by proxy, and she is thereafter
promptly shipped off to her new home.
An over-obliging German Mayor
paid the penalty of four months1 imprisonment for his complacency In performing a marriage ceremony without
the bridegroom being present at all.
The bridegroom signed the register
next day, but tills was not held to be
compliant with the law, and the unfortunate Mayor was promptly
brought to book. It does not appear
whether this peculiarly celebrated
marriage was legal or not.
Seldom has the most pronounced
eccentricity produced a more remarkable ceremonial than that by
whioh a noted French traveller, Monsieur Paul Badlot, solemnised his
own religious marriage with Mademoiselle Lamalgnan. The civil marriage, which took plaoe in the ordinary way, waa followed by an extraordinary compound of religious ceremonies which consisted first In a
visit to Notre Dame, where the couple
prdmlsed they would not be like the
Pharisees. Then they proceeded to
the Mutee Olomet, where Monsieur
Itadtot pronounced some three verses
from the Koran, and recited the dialogue between Cakya-Munl and Poor-
na. Both tben repeated the Vedlc
Hymn, "To the Great Soul of the
Sun," recalled with respect a little
of Manu, of Moses, and of Zoroaster,
and Joined In an Invocation to Maya-
devl, mother ot Buddha, Mary Mother
of Jesus, and Kadljah, the favorite
wITe oT Mahomet. All this Itadlot
and his wife did In order that they
might avoid " the deep well of the
In Germany all marriages have to
be contracted before a registrar
previous to any 'religious ceremony,
which is optional. Publio notice
muat be given of tbe match, and this
Is generally exhibited in a box hung
up at the Town Hall or otber municipal building. In a small German
town the following official announcement recently appeared: "From
to-day there ls fixed at the Town
Hall the new box, ln which all those
who Intend to enter tbe married
state will be hung."
An extraordinary matrimonial muddle ls reported from China, through
two marriage processions getting
mixed on entering tbe city gates.
The result wat that the brides were
taken to the* Houses of the wrong
bridegrooms, and the mistake was
not discovered till the day after the
marriages bad taken place, when the
friends  went to call  on the brides.
From the prevailing Chinese custom,
the bridegrooms had never before
teen their brides.'*"
In Galashiels, In 1867, there was a
marriage by what Is called "coafar-
reatlo." The pair mixed h'audfuls of
meal ln a bowl, and swdre on* a Bible
never to part.. This tbey believed
constituted a legal marriage. . The
Church Times recently recorded a *
strange wedding which took plaoe
within the memory of men still living,
at the parish church ot Gedney. A
widow with four chlfdren, who was
deeply ln debt, was again married,
covered by nothing but .a sheet. It
was the popular belief, acted on in
this case, that if a man took a woman to wife thus clad, he made It
patent to the world that she brought
with her no worldly goods, and that
he would not therefore be liable for
any debts previously Incurred by her.
In this Instance the sheet was sown
up Uke a bag, holes being left at tbe
sides for ber bare arms, and in that
condition, bare-footed, she came to
the church, and' was duly married.
Women married ln much the same
fashion, It Is believed, as late as 1840,
and the custom was common ln New
A woman without arms has been
married at Christ Church, New Zealand. The ring was placed upon the
fourth toe of her left foot. A similar marriage was performed at St.
James' Church, Bury St. Edmund's,
In 1832. The ring * was placed on
one of the bride's toes, between which
she grasped a pen and signed the
marriage register.
A wonderful anniversary was recently reported from Hungary���the
one hundredth of the marriage of
Mr. and Mrs. Jean Siathmary. This
would appear to be hardly credible
at first sight. But the marriage of
the pair Is duly recorded officially aa
having taken place ln May, 1793. at
wblch time both were, according to*
the record, of marriageable age. In
Hungary at that time they must
have teen, the groom 20 and the
bride 15 years of age at least, so
that they were', at thfe time of their
unique centenary celebration, certainly 120 and 115 years of age. The
town of Zsombolyl, where they resided, has for a long time allowed
tbe venerable couple a pension.
A curious set of statistics was recently compiled from the combined
^recollections of thirty-two maiden
ladles and forty-five military officers,
all resident in the county town' of
one ot the home counties. They appear to have had ample opportunities
for observation, and, to have made
use of them. Taken altogether,
tlielr choice reminiscences presented
1,540 engagements to marry. Of
tliese 885, or 25 per cent., were
broken off at the Instance ol the girl,
and 262, or about 17 per cent., t>y
the man; 169, or nearly 11 per cent.,
were Interfered with by friends; 154,
or 10 per cent., came to an end for
reasons not made public; 185, or
about 12 per cent., faded away without Incident In tlie lapse ot years;.
108, say 7 per cent., led: to breach
of. promise cases', leaving only a beggarly 15 per .cent, of a remainder
which ended In marriage.
Spencer on the Metric System and Its
The stages of change from nation
to nation and from age to age cannot, of course, be traced, but it sultices
to recognize the fact that the tendency has been toward systems of
easily divisible quantities���tho avoirdupois pound of 16 ounces, for in-,
stance, wliich is divisible into halves.
Into quarters, into eighths. But,
above all, men have gruvitatcd toward a 12-dirlsion, because 12 is
more divisible into aliquot parts
than any other number���halveB, quarters, thirds, sixths���and their reason
for having in so many cases adopted
the duodecimal division is tliat this
divisibility has greatly facilitated
tlieir transactions. When counting
by twelves instead of by tons, they
have been in for fewer cases troubled
by fragmentary numbers. Tliere has
been an economy of time nnd mental
effort. Tliese practical advantages
are of greater Importance than the
advantages of theoretical completeness. Thus, even were tliere uo means
of combining the benefits achieved by
a method liko tliut of decimals witli
the benefits acliiuved by duodecimal
division, it would still be a question
whether tlie benefits of the one with
its evils wero or were not to be preferred to the benefits ot tlio other
with its evils���a question to be carefully considered belore making any
But uow llie important fact, at
present ignored, uud to which I
draw your attention, Is that It Is perfectly possible to have all the facilities wliich a method of notation like
that of decimals gives, along with
all the facilities which duodecimal
division gives. It needs only to introduce two additional digits for 10
and 11 to unite tho advantages of
both systems. The methods of calculation which now go along with
the decimal systom of numeration
would be equally uvallablo were 12
mado the basic number Instead of 10.
Iii consequenco of tlio association of
ideas established ln tliein In early
days and perpetually repeated
throughout life, nearly all ' people
suppose that there Is something
natural in a method of calculation
by tens and compoundings df tens.
But I need hardly say that this current notion is utterly baseless. Thn
existing system has resulted from
the fact that we bave live lingers on
each hand. If we had had six on
each hand tliere Would never bave
been any trouble. No man would
ever have dreamt of numbering hy
tens, nnd the advantages of duodecimal division with a mode of calculation like that of decimals would have-
come as a matter of course.���From
the Metric System, by Herbert Spencer, In Appleton's Popular Science
Monthly for June.
Premier Castillo denies >that Captain-General Weyler Intends   resigning.
Tho bold, bad caterpillar soon,
AH snugly hid from vtow,
Wili murmur to tho summer girl,
" I hnve the drop on you.'' G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate  Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
FIVE Linen Collars for 15 cents at
Mn. McCellum of Coarteaay was one
of tbe excanioaiits to Seattle Saturday.
FOR SALE���15,000 cabbage plants.best
English varieties, Enquire ol Mrs. Davis, gardener, Comox.
We notice that Theobald, the paimer
bas been dsing some very artistic work
in his line on his own heuse.
The Cash Grocery Store leads for prices. Fresh Fruits ?nd vegetable sarriv*
iny daily.   Potatoes 75 cents per sack.
Don't forget the strawberry festival at
Courtenay Flail Wednesday evening the
tth, alto tbe sale of work in the after*
Mr, H. P. Collis, whs exerted himself
very much at the firs Sunday morning,
became quite ill. We are glad to learn
he is much improved.
We learn that about too feet was burned nut ol the center of the bridge over
the big meadow, by tbe forest lire* It
has already been repaired.
For Rent.���The butcher shop at
Union fitted up ready for business, lately
occupied by A. C. Fulton. Call on him
or enquire ef A. Urquhart, Comnx.
Dr. W. S. Dalby will leave U union on
loth inst; will be away for a few weeks.
Any person wishing his services will find
him at his ollice at usu.il office hours.
Thanks for the fine strawberries and
gooseberries sent Mrs. Whitney by J. ii.
McLean, This fruit was grown at Ab
botsford, U. C., on Mrs. McLean's lather's farm.
The amount subscribed te the fund in
aid of Frank Kardissono, a miner, whose
wife has been ill lor a long time, is now
5154,50, tke receipt of which he gratefully acknowledges.
Stevenson & Co.���J. F. Doyle, manager���will msve their store to firs* door
east of Cumberland Hall, about July 151b
In the meantime they will ofer bargains
in dry goods clothing, and men's furnish
We understand that the class for sight
singing that is to commence under I'rof.
Spear, is for male and female; and any
number can join it and receive great
benefit All information from McLeod,
tke tailor.
Mist Laura Abrams, daughter of
Judge Abrams made a very creditable
record this term ol the High School, at
Naaiamn, being marked oae in book-
keeping, one in junior Latin and two in
Miss Sarah Lewis, daughter Win Lew
is el Coartenay comes back from St Ana's
school, Victoria, ladea with honors. The
tora closed 111 montha ago she carried
o(Tthe gold prise for merit, and now-she
hat just brought home a beautiful
gold modal for food wadset aad application.
At a meeting af the ofliceis and teachers of ths Sunbay schools ta settle business of the picnic, held July 1, it was
found the receipts and expenditures balanced withia a few cents. By unam
tnous vote thanks were tendered Mr. Little for the use train and Mr. Walker and
his assistants for so freely giving their services; alio the Union Band which added
greatly to the day's enjoyment.- J. S.
June 30th, 1896.
A meeting of this Lodge will be held
on Thursday evening July 9th, 1896 at
730 p. m. to receive the D. D. G. M.
and for the transaction of such business
as may be brought before it.
By order of the W. M.
Jas. McKim, Sec.
Sale of work at Courtenay Hall Wed
nesday afternoon, under the auspices of
the Ladies Aid Society.
Picnic at tbe Wharf.
Dominion Day waa a gala day for the
parents and ohildren of Uaioa. The Sunday Schools of the Presbyterian, Methodis-
and Bpisoopal Cbnronea uu-te.1 in holilie.
a grand picnic at Uuien Wharf, and ainiU*
preparations were made by a j -mi- oomunt
tee. At 0:30 .,d W, doeeday mi,1 mug th.
Uoion Cornet Bun. in then uw and lie
cmiiig uniforms, le't '.heir bs-ju Qaariera
aotl started down the t-treet towards tke
Presbyterian ohuieti, where th,. -Sunday
School people were assembled, Tbsy "full
In line" behind the hand aud proceeded to
the other churcih.*, whero (lie children form*
in line, and together marched to Grant's
lauding and boarded the train, The train
was made up of two coaches, two flats, lit*
ted up with seats, a baggage car and engine
with Walker at the throttle. Kvery bit ol
space wae taken up, and it looked as if all
Uaion had turned oat en masse for a holiday. By estimate tbere were on board 600
Ia little over half an hour all were safely
lea,led at ths wharf, and the crowd scattered about on the beaoh, through the woods,
and under tho shads of a pavilion provided
for Inniheon. The day wu all that eould
be desired���warm enough, but aot too warm
with the delightlul aea hreeie. Ths faoe et
every eae told how maek they enjoyed tka
delight! ullyeool and pure air of the shore.
Lunch wae ready at 12 o'oleek and the
children were first attended to. After that
the tablet were filled aad re-filled until of all
who wished had satisfied the inner seta.
The afternoon wte spent " a go at yoa
please " fashion. Many enjoyed a dip ia
the briny deep. Three or lour boats wen
kept bnty in rowing aad tailing their friends
about ths bay. The crowd strolled about
enjoying the rest and recreation of a holiday
by the sea shore. The hand furnished ex-
eelent selections during the day aad did
much to enliven the prosedingt. Lemonade
was the order of the day and wae given oat
without ttint, muoh to the siti.lietion of
the riling generation. The swings were
well  patronized.
At six o'clock cold lunch w���i ready and
the bairns were treated to oranget and can*
dy; aud at 6.30 ths thrill loundi of the
whittle re minded all tkat tha day's sport
was aver; and in a short time the tan were
poked fill.
Ae 7.80 all wen safely landed at Union,
tired somewhat, but with tbe latisfaeuon
ol having spent a meet enjoyable day,
Tht wharf it in every way suited for snch
a gathering. Wt know of ao better spot
for a pioniu; and Union it favond ia beiug
so near a fine watering plane. The Sunday
tohoola detire to express their hearty grati.
tsda to the (Moral manager sf the Uaion
Colliery Ue. for tbe many favon reieived,
to tht train handt for eervioet, ts thi baud
far their excellent music, to thi oominittee
in obarge for moet valuable work, aod to
all whoae efforts helped te make thi pieaic
an unqualified oueoest.
There 11 ao better way that ws are aware
ol for spending Dominion Day thau it wat
sprat here laet Wednesday, and it is hoped
that we eau confidently leek firward ts It
at an annual affair Of oourse it makes considerable work fer ths wttlisg haads, hat
ws believe that no ons hegraged fsr a moment aay effort madt for tht entertainment
and enjoyment ef tbe pienieers, who appro
elated not only the tarroiadiagi hut the arrangements audi for giving satisfaction to
Mr. Watkin Remembered
On Thursday svsning a few of Mr. R. Wat
kin't Iriends net him at thi reeidenoe of
Mr. A, Grant to express to him their regret
that he wae about to leave Uaion, and to
tender him their good wiehea for hit (utun
prosperity aud happiness.. A suitable prtt
ent wat alto handed him at a memento of
respect and friendship. Mr, Watkin haa
been iu Union three years aa principal ol
Its tchool and leavet to pnnue the ttudy of
medicine. We hope to welcome him baok
indue courte at Dr. Watkin, and tiutt
when-ever ht may finally settle, success
may attend him.
The Presbyterian church of Cornea
will hold their annual strawberry festival
ia Courtenay Hall on Wednesday even
ing_the 8th of July
' be a ni
of singing,  etc.
There will be a first class programme
Plenty of strawberries, lemonade etc.
Tickets 3 jets.
Dry goods, mant  s,
millinery, clothing and
mens furnishings
OF ^
The Sloan & Scott
Opposite Livary Stables
F* J. DOYLE, Manager
Notice to\ Taxpuyes
Assessment Act and Provincial
Revenue Tax.
accordance wuh the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and all Taxes levied
under the Assessment Act are now due
fnr the year 1896 All of the above
named Taxes collectible within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle and Denman
and Hornby Islands, Divisions of the
District of Comas, are payable at asv
Assessed Taxes aie collectible at the
following rates, ��lr���
30th, 1896���Provincial Revenue, $3 per
One-half of oae per cent, on Real
Two per cent on Wild Land.
One-third of one per cost on Personal
One-half nf one per cent on Income.
���Two thirds of one per cent on Real
Property. kf
Two and one-half par cent on Wild
One-half of one per cent oa Personal
Three-fourth!, nf one per cent op la*
Assessor and Collector.
January and, 1896.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public
Office:���First Btreot, Union, B. 0.
Partridge  & Rennison.
We carry a   Complete   Stock  ol
General  Groceries,
Flour and Feep^ etc.,
at The Lowest Prices.
Give us a call (Union and Comox)
Take E. Pimbury & Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
Clocks, watches, books
and stationery.
T. D. McLean
���ctitioit, s. c.
Time Tablo No.  26,
To take effect at I a.m. on Saturday, Maiek
Slat, 1MB.   Trains na ea ttett.
Standard time.
1 Deity. 1 Set'dy.
Lv. flaterla let Nasalise aad 1 A. M. Ir.il,
WeUlaftea  1 t.N 1   tt*
Ar. Massimo  1   1LM     T.��
1 ta|r>
I Delia. | Set'dy.
Lv. Welliacton tor Tletorla  I   1 ��   I   s.U
Lv. Nanaimo for Vieteria...   1  It?  I   (JS
For rates and information apply  at Con-
saay's -.tliese,
President. Qen'l 8a*tt
Oen. Freight and Passenger Act
Good Oil for Light CHEAP
FISH Ev*,r''0,her '*���'*������'
AU persona are hereby warned not to
negotiate a ccrtaa note given by me ta
E. B. Hilt two years ago, for {too payable on May 2d 1896; as tbe consideration
on which said Note was givin has not
been fulfilled by bin.
Sandwick, B. C. 5 F. Crawford.
April, 10th stoi.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Bastion Btreot    ���    Vaaaimo B. 0
Manufactures the finest cigars nnd
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR akti
CLE foi thc sam* money
Corner of Dustiun and C<*ll,'.er*'ial
Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.
Bhasoh Office, Third Street and Dunanmir
Avenne, B, 0.
Will be in Union the 3rd Wednesday of
eaoh month and remain tao dayi.
MHiinery :
x-GO TO-x
A Fashionable Trimmer
(Late of Sloan * 8eott'o)
ll taming out aomi Painty Orel twas ia
A choice f flection of Flowora,
Jot Ornaments and Ribbons
dust Received.
The modem aU��d-
ard FamUy Medicine : Cure* die
common every-day
ills of humanity;
W.S  DALBY. DOS & L L.tii'i
Dentistry ln all Its Branches  |
Plate work, tilling and extracting     ft
( OCee opposite VYavi-rl ��� Hotel, U - ian &
Hoare���9 a in. tn 5 o.m a.c. Ir.-u.    ft
6 p.m tn 8 -i.n B
I have an unlimited sftpply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. G. Drawer 17
contracts and Day Work
Address���Malsukawa, Japanese
Boarding, House, neat Brick yard.
Hungarian flour $1.35 per sack, pastry flour $1.30
per sack, B.C. granulated sugar $5.50 for 100 lbs.,
American coal oil $3.25 per case $1.65 per tin, Rex
hams, 16cts per lb., breakfast bacon 1 sets per lb.;
rolled oats, 7 lb. sacks 3octs. 10 lb. sack 4Scts.; oat
meal 40cts. 10 lb. sacks.
Dried Fruits���apples, prunes and peaches 2 lbs.
 for 25 cents	
No. i,m.m. tea $1.50 for 5 lb.
Canned Vegetables���10 cans corn and beans $1,9
cans tomatoes $1,8 cans peas $1
Lard���5 lb pails 70 cents, 10 lb tins $1.40
Besalmo^  iotinsfor$i
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