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G. A. McBain & Co.
sal Estate Brol
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain & Co.
Heal Estate Brokers
<*��� Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 104.
$2.00 PER YEAR
McKim's Store.
TJ^IOIT,   B. O.
0 rockery
Oent's PurnJahing
Orders Taken for Custom Made Suits.
jVlafcus Wolfe
P. O. DBAWEB, 17
Look Out.
For their New Ad.       Whose?
Why, McPhee &  Moore's
Scottuh Union and National Insurance Co.
ol Edinburgh, Scotland.
Phuuiix Fin Assurance Co. of London. Eng.
Son Life Aaawanoe Company of Canada.
London Guarantee and Aooident Company.
Canada Permanent Loan and Savings Co.,
Globe Savings and Loan Company, Toronto,
Farm Loans a Specialty
QBT1AT   -   ���t-TQ-RT-ET-ESRl-T   -   I*i-AJXj*Wir^.'5rr.
, c.
None but the best
auallty and most
fashionable gooda
kept In stock.
Fashionable Tailor
William's Block,
T7**TIO**Tt B. O.
Union Meat
��1CC meats al-   M __ jolx &_ _    '^ Fish
ways on hand.  ���*���***���*���>��������� ���---***>���*��� Weekly.
Vegetables  etc.
f&     Vessels   supplied on the shortest notice.     "*S*1
Simon  Leiser,  Prop.
Upiop Stofe
Second consignment of Dress Goods, etc., direct from
Londpn, England, including Cashmeres,  Fancy Tweeds,
Meltons, French Amazons, Fancy Dresses, Etc.
A magnificient line of Ladies Jackets,  Capes, Cloaks
and Mackintoshes, very latest styles only.
160 Doz. Ladies' and Childrens' English Hose.   50 Cases
Rubber Footwear of all descriptions.   35 Cases Fine Shoes
by the best makers.
t. ..
GENTLEMEN I   Before   ordering  a suit   from   your
Tailor call and inspect our stock of  Ready-made Clothing.
We  are complete  House   Furnishers, BEDROOM SUITS,
A Car Load of Fancy Heating and Cook Stoves on the way
.WThat SIMON LEISER'S Union Star* ie th* Store is   th*
ict currying a large and complete stock of
Dry Good*, Groceries ft Provision*,
niothing. Hardware ft Tinware,
Boot* ft Shoe*, Paints ft Oil*,
Furnishings, Crockery ft Glassware,
Builder* Hardware, Nail* ft Tin, Etc.
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full  Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
Grant & McGregor Props
Ice Cream Parlors.
TJ3STI01T, -B. C
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books,
Imported and Domestic Cigars.   Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
The Above Star a* Adjoin, When Everything of the bait in their Bespective
line* will be found.
A. \V. Mclntyre, Prop.
p. Duppe
 -IS :**TO"W LOCATES JUT    ���
Ia th* Sunn*' Block Whore   Hs  ha*  on   Siiplay One of tho Pine��t
���took* of Woolen* Ev��r Shown in Britiah Columbia.
E. Merman,
Will be in Union every
month with a large stock of
Jewelry, Watches, Diamonds,
and Silverware.
Watch repairing a
When in Union Drop
in and see us. We
carry a full stock of
Drugs  and  Stationery.
Family Receipts our specialty.
Orders accompanied with cash
will receive our prompt attention
Union, B. C.
E. L Theobald,
Begs to notify the people of
Union and the country around
that he is prepared to do
all Plain Painting, Paper Hanging, and decorating; that they
would do well to see him
before placing orders elsewhere.
Look Out!
Grand Bail
TheC. O.O. F. will give their
first Annual Ball in their New
Hall over McPhee & Moore's
New Store in Courtenay, Nov.
30th. Tickets per couple including supper at the Riverside
Hotel $2.50 which may be had
at the News Office also at the
Riverside Hotel Courtenay and
the Lome Hotel at the Bay.
K of P.
At the Knights of Pythias
Hall, Comox, on Tuesday Evening the 13th Inst.
Admission 50 cents including refreshments. First Class
Mr. F. \V. Robbins holds my power of
attorney during my abscnre in the East.
99 im Thos. H. I'iercy.
I hereby gl.e nolle, that I shall at the
next sitting nf the Ltoanains Court to be
hoi 'en ftt Oomox, mak* spplioation for *
tmular ef my lien*, to Willi**. Sharp for
pe-miuio* te Mil intoiicaliaf h-janr by
retail oo th.pr.miM. knowa as Ik* Rirar.
sMo HeW, Ooarteaiy,
Lord and Lady Aberdeen Right
Royally Welcomed at Vietorla*
The Ruler ot au the Russlas Pays
the Debt of Nature-Desperate
Dash for Liberty-Minor Events.
Victoria, Nor. 3.��� Victoria gave a
mad reception to Ilia Excellency aod tha
Countess of Aberdeen. Though Lord Aberdeen haa heap in Victoria before, yesterday
waa tha firat oooaaslon on whioh ho haa
coma te the city ai&oe ha ha* been Governor
General of Canada. Than oould be no mta-
tahing the heartiuaaa of Victoria's welcome
to hia Excellency and the Coonteii ef Aberdeen. The immense crowd gathered at the
outer wharf expressed their loyal greeting
with ohoern anil waving of hat*. It wa
shortly after four o'olook when the Dominion Steamer Q .adra with tha Vioe-Rega
party on board tied np at tha outer wharf.
Tbe weue in tbe harbor waa a pleasing
eight Tbe son shone warm and bright the
shipping waa bedecked witb flag**, and all
over-tbo olty flags were flying iu honor of
tha occasiiou. From the edge of tbe wharf
there wu a covered passage way of evergreens and buildings to the big freight shed.
Within this building the Mayor, Lieut-*
Govenor Dewdney and the General Reception Committee stood waiting, while there
waa a guard of honor consisting of one
hundred men ofthe B. C��� B. G. A,, under
command of Lieut, Williams with Met I
Blancbard. Further along was Sir William
Wallace with many of tbe Caledonian
Society in kilts, with four pipers at their
head. The interior of tbe abed pre tented a
Tory 8��y appearance being decorated with
ercigreens aud Chinese lateral. Facing the
wharf landing waa tho word '-Wkloomb'',
Just in sido in a prominent position wen
the words "Our City Ghbbts Lord and
Lady Aberdeen. " The Bishop of Columbia
was in his Roltes and tbe Officers in their
bright uniform-* added to the general effect
Captain Urquhart, A. D. C, wu tho first
to land and oondooted tho Lieut ���Governor
and Mayor league on board the "Quadra"
when they met the Governor-General and
Countess of Aberdeen and fornurally welcomed them to the City.
London, Nov. 1.���[Special.] Intimation
of tbe death of the Czar of Russia which
-secured at Uvadia at 2:16 p. m. wu received at the foreign ofSue. The Czarina and
the Duchess of Saxe-Coborg Gotba, sister of
the Czar, wen among those with him at tha
last. At nook the action of the Gear's
heart began to enfeeble rapidly and about
half past oue unconsciousness supervened,
The action of tbe heart became intermittent and wu scarcely perceptible until it
ceased altogether.
Nanaimo. Nov. 1.--[Special.] A party
of ten headed by Charles Martin spent the
greater part of tht! put twenty-four hours
in a eontiuuous and systematic search of
New Cutle Island, In the hope of discovering some trace of the lost William Martin.
Proceeding to the spot when Smith waa
discovered on the beach, by a passing Si-
wuh, the party patrolled the shon for
several miles; one each side. When night
csme on they  lighted   their  lanterns  and
Cneeded inland. Hoar after hoar the
d of aoxioue searchers roamed back and
forward bnt in vain. No trace of tbe missing man rewarded their efforts. Smith,
wbo wu by the merest chance snatched
from the jaws of death, ia still a badly
battered man. Of tho circumstances of his
escape he knows bnt little. From the time
he fainted on the beach, on Monday afternoon, until Wednesday afternoon, is ablank
which he bu not yet sufficiently recovered
to All.
New Westminster, Nov. 3.���A prisoner named Jones undergoing sentence of
eighteen months at Westminster jail,
made a break for liberty today. Governor Moresby was on hand and gave chase
Not being able to catch up he fired his
revolver but missed. Arrived near the
Gas Works the prisoner showed signs ol
fatigue but struggled on for the dense
woods directly injfront of him. Moresby
fired again, and again missed. At the
edge of the woods the prisoner stumbled
over some brush and before he could rise
was capiured by Moresby and other officers who joined in the pursuit.
Nanaimo, Nov. 3.���Capt. J. E. Butler
of Victoria lus been appointed pilot for
Nanaimo district and will assume his
new duties on December ist.
Fire totally destroyed the home of Jas
Peterson at Five Acre Lots, Chase River
last night, It stalled about 11 o'clock
noon. Peterson was at home at the
time and in a few minutes the building
and contents were a heap of ashes. The
loss is estimated ai about $2000. The in
surancc was $1800 in the   Koyal.
New Westminster, Nov. 3���[Special]
���The Board of Trade have requested
the city council to have the word "new"
dropped from thc city's name by act of
the Legislature as unnecessary and in-
New Westminster, Nov. 3.���At Mission City, James Kipp, Charles Gardner,
Henry Gardner, and Samuel Cromacy
were fined $25 each for hunting deer
willi dogs.
Dated at Comox
this ��th day at
All persona having claims againat iho
aetata of the lata John Hetherington an
requested to preaent the aamo, aad alt par*
sons indebted to the above estate an hereby notified to pay tho aamo te John Man-
"  '*    for tho estate within tho aeat
By ordor of tho oiooiton.
thirty daya.
Nov. I, IIM.
Editor News: There has nothing* very
exciting happened during the last week.
Luckily we are free of sensational items
like murder, horse-stealing or runaway
On Tuesday evening last week there
was a social dance at Mr. Russell's up
the Settlement. A few went from Courtenay. There wu a good attendance.
D. McAllister, Jack Martin and George
Grieve furnished the music It was a
v-sry pleasant affair.
The work of getting the new planer up
at Urquhart Bros is progressing. It is
said in this connection, that the water
from the old canal will be utilized as a
motive power.
McPhee's new store is nearly completed and it is expected that the store will
be formally opened in about a fortnight
The post office wilt be transferred to tt
Its a splendid looking building and there
is no doubt but that a good business will
be done here.
The teachers of Puntiedge school and
Courtenay school are arranging for an
entertainment to be given here about
Ch istmasby ihe pupils of thetwoschoo't
They are in training for the affair and
will surprise people with some interesting
drills and maneuvres.
Considerable interest is being manifested in the course of the lectures to be
given under the auspices of the Presbv-
terian Church. A ticket for the whole
course is only $1, while a single admission costs but 25 cents���cheap enongh.
The Rev. Tait will open the course with
a lecture at the Bay in K. of P hall Nov.
u and one at the new hall at Courtenay
on the following night on the interesting
subject of Love, Courtship and Marriage
As he is a man of experience he will no
doubt give some useful hints. A sprightly lecture may be expected. There will
also be good music, and possibly some
recitations. Tickets for sale at Duncan's
and the Bay stores.
Mr. lohn J. Grant and wife have
reached their new home in Southern
California, Tbey are staying at Lacre-
centaornear there. It'is hoped the
climate may have a beneficial effect on
the health of Mrs. Grant.
Charles Ken ward, who has been ill for
some days is again on deck, looking as
well as ever.
Among the most disbonerable, unmanly and dishonest practices of men of today, gambling has a prominent place.
This is no light thought, that our working
men (and especially our young men) are
not above this extreme foolishness, and
lhat our community for one moment, tol*
erates it.
The professional gambler is one of the
most dangcrona outlaws, that can be
found among our vouih; he is by far tbe
most contemptable of; all thieves; and,'
with his associates, the most dishonernble
production of our age. The poverty-
stricken home, the ig not ant youth, and
the deplorable condition of the laborer,
are the lighest traces of his work; while
sco-indrelism, licentiousness,.and murder
bear evidence of his ravages, That he
should find company and get gain in
Union is a fact that should make us
blush for shame; alarm each parent in
thc place and arouse the officers of the
law to defend the futuie citizens of our
country, from this distroyer. He should
be considered (as he certainly is) a public
enemy, and treated accordingly. But
the cowardice of our young men, who
make themselves his slaves, is a reproach
to any free people. What can be more
disloyal to our government, than this
breaking of laws made for our nifty?
What can be more alarming than to see
our young men swindled out of their
wages and character? This is a pretty
state of affairs in our enlightened age.
These are bright prospects for the twentieth century; these are strong pillars on
which to rest our future liberties. Young
men, for shame! that you, in the prime of
life, should fall prey to such a vile, weak,
and contemptable enemy!
(October Iteport.)
Number of pupils attending, us
Aggregate daily attendance, 2216.
Average daily attendance, 98.5.
List of pupils who made highest marks
in their respective clases:
Fifth���Laura Abrams; Lyddie Garrison
FouRTH���Sydnev Burton, Tillie Garrison
Senior Third���Nellie Miller,   Willie
Intermediate Third���Nellie Strang,
Maud Voung.
Junior Third���Marea Tobacco, Hannah Anthony.
Senior Second��� William   Hayman,
Henry Richards.
Junior Second���Maggie Strang, Edith
Second Primer���Mabel Abrams, Rich
Senior First  Primer���Alfred   Ray,
Redufya Bcrtoldi.
Junior First Primer���MaryE. Whyte
Agnes Gleason.
The Glory of the Seas is at the wharf
loading for San Francisco.
The steamer Daisy came in on Monday for coal for the City of Ringston, Vic
The Thistle was in and left on Friday
for Victoria.
The Tepic was in and left on Friday
with load for Vancouver.
The Lewis Walsh left on Wednesday
with 2:00 tons of coal for San Francisco.
TENDERS for the rental fnr five years
of the Carwithen farm of about 200 acres
will be received by the undersigned up to
noon of December I, 1804.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
For particulars apply to
W. Duncan,
Sandwick, B. C.
Call at 0. H. Fechner*s for Oysters,
the best in the market.
16 cases of boots and shoes just arrived
at McPhee * Moore's.
The lumber is on the ground for a new
cottage on South Second street.
For Saia-A Jersey bo*, m peeH-
gree. Apply to John Piket, Coiwfcinaa.l
Hotel. Union
Mr. J. W. Fauquier left Tuesday jbr
about 10 days. During his absenc* Mr.
J. Bruce will attend to his hi.as.nii
Come out to tV Reawiag Root* -tonight (Tuesday) and help orgassM a
Mock Parliament.
The third cottage of Mrs. Nixon is near
ly finished. It will be occupied by My.
J.Abia ns and family.
Winthrop 0. Frost of the Glory rrffgc
Seas got into a fight on <Su*riay *%ik% *
Siwash who kicked in one of his ribs.
The rainfall in Union during the moot*
of Octcber just passed was 8.59 incfen.
There were 18 days on which ifeere was
more or less rain.
Of all the suds bedaubing set
Who whet their razors keenest,
On Fechner you can safely bet:
He shaves the people cleanest.
E. Robertson, a seaman on the Glnty
of the Seas, on Saturday felt from the
gangway between the vessel anat the
wharf received a bad contusion  on   the
Mr. N. Harvey with A. C. Fulton,
butcher has a forest ranch near Robert
Grant and W. H. Harrigan** rancwes
which be is opening up. Two men were
at work there yesterday.
Oa Thursday the mule drivers quit
work because of a reduction in the daily
wages of twenty-five cents which flow
leaves them $2.25 per day. Their plates
have been filled temporarily.
The social dance at K. of P. hall unefer
auspices nf K. of P. on the evening a>f
Nov. 13th will be fully up to the chamc-
terof everything given by the K. of F. *
See their add, -**���*,
Win. Halliday will start for Kingcomc ���*
Inlet on Monday next with a party consisting of Merle Halliday, Clifford, Eustace and Percy Smith and J. Cowie; Mr.
Cowie taking up the pany with his steam
launch, the Rover.
When A. W. Mclntyre returned flow
Victoria last week he brought with hir*a
magnificent coffee urn, and paraphernalia
to enable bim to give a hot cup of coffee,
oysters and lunch in first class style. T��y
his place.
llcLary stoves are all the "e*o"
And people w-mt no other,
Becaiife tfioy -arc lhe best jrou knoWj
With ihem you have no buiher.
If of a stove you are tn want
Don't wail a finrle ml* ute,
Bui go direct 10 "Alec" Omul.
Plank down yonr cash and get It.
Mr. Low, who drove the milk wagnn for
Mr. Mathewson for some months, and
was ill in the Vancouver Hospital for quite
a while is out again looking well and hearty.
He and a brother recently Irom Scotland,
have bought a ranch near Port Kelt, on.
the Frazer where they propose to settle
down to farming and orcharding.
Grantham school house lot rejoices in
a new fence which from the curiosity it
excites is supposed to be an object lesson
If it is patterned after any style it must
relate back far anterior to queen Ann,
perhaps to anti-deluvian times; or it may
be that the veil has been lifted for th j
benefit ofthe builder and that it is reveal
ment of the "go" of the next century.
J. B. Holmes of the Bay was here Saturday.
Geo. G. McDonald, proprietor of the
Elk Hotel, Comox, was in town Saturday.
R. B. Anderson, watchmaker and metal worker was over from the Bay on business.
W. Rennison of the Settlement made
his appearance on our streets one day
last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Milligan of the Settlement are seen here quite frequently.
Stafford McKelvey of the Lower Prairie was in town shopping.
Joseph McPhee ofthe Bay, Courtenay,
and Union drove over on Saturday.
John Wilson of the steamer Joan is
staying in town for a few da>s.
Mr. Pettingell of powder fame is again
in our midst,
Wm. Langton of the Magnet stores,
Nan limo, was up last Wednesday to visit
his branch store here under the able management of R. P. Edwards.
Thc ncw blacksmith shop of T. L. Ray
on Third street (Courtenay road) will be
running in full blast the last of this weak.
���' Woek In. week out from mom till night,
You mar henr his bellow** blow
You mar liear liim swinr his lie-ivy sledge,
With measured beat and slow.
Like a Soxton ringing the village bell,
When the evontng sun is low."
Ed, News: The government wharf at
Hornby Island is in a bad condition, nae
third ofthe piles being eaten off tf
worms. Owing to the way it was put together the fenders and slip arc gone.
The Government should do somethiu
with it before all the planks arc lost. **A
stitch in time saves nine" in a case like
this every time.
From Vancouver World.
The News, heretofore published at
Courtenay, Comox, has removed to tko
growing and bustling town of Union,
where handsome new quarters have boen
expressly built for our sprightly and energetic cor temporary into which it has en
tered under the most favorable conditions
and promises for its future progress 1
prosperity. TheNews It" J;*
to its publishers and tbe I
it is published Brer V"
all the encouragwwnt 1
brecervinf. UNDER A CLOUD.
"My lUr'.iug ! Miuo at last !"
Ting-tan-.j* ; ting*tang ; ting-taug.
Malcolm Stratum, F, /.. S., naturalist, a
handsome, dark* complex io ned man of eight*
and-twoiity, stnrto.l and flushed like
u girl as hn hurriodly thrust tho photo*
graph he had been apostrophizing
into tho breast pocket, antl ran to tho
deep, dingy window of hi** chambers to
look at tho clock over tho old hull of Hen
cher's Inn, E, 0. ft was an unnecessary
piooj of bmiiieis, for thore waa a black
marble clock on the old carved oak chimney-
piece resiling among Urinliiig Qlbbons'
woodeu flowora nud pippinr, and ho had
been dragging hia watch (ro n bis pockot
overy ten minutes since he rose at seven,
taken hi* hath, ami dreuoi; hut ho had
forgotten the hour the next minute, ami
gone on mailing hia preparations, haunted
by  tho great  dread loat he should bo loo
lato. ,     1��
"Quarter to ten yot," ho muttered. "How
slowly the time goes I" As ho spoke ho
sniffed slightly and smiled, fora peculiar
aromatic ineonsc-liko odor hai. crept into
tbo room through the chinks in a door.
He atcppoil back lo whero a new looking
portmanteau lay upon tho Turkey carpet,
and stood contemplating il for a few mom
"Now, have I forgotten anything *?"
This question was followed by a slow
look ronnd tho qiiaint. handsomely furnished old oak-paneled room, one of several
suites let out to bachelors who could pay
well, and who affected thc grim old inn
wilh ils plane treea, basin of water, and
refreshing quiet, just out of the roar of the
busy oity Btreet. And uMaloom -Stratton
lookod round his oyes rested on his caaes
of valuable books and busts of famous
naturalists, and a couple of family portraits,
both of which   aeemed to  amile  at   him
Kleasautly ; and then on aud over natural
iatory specimens, curious stuffed birds, a
cabinet of osteological preparations, and
over aud around the heavy looking carvings
and mouldings about the four doorways,
and continued from the firepliico up to the
low ceiling. But, look where he would,
he'could see nothing but a beautiful face
with largo, pensive oyea, gazing with loving trust in hia as he had aeen thom ooly a
few hours before when he had said "good
"Bah ! I shallnover be ready,' he cried,
with an impatient laugh, and crossing to
one of the doorways���all exactly alike���
' he disappeared for a moment or two, to
return from hia bedroom with a blaok hag,
which he hastily strapped, set down- paused to think for a moment, and then taking
out bis keys opened the labia drawer, took
out a check book, and Bat down to write.
"May aB well havo enough," he suid
merrily. "I've waited long enough for
this trip, and a man does not get married
every day. One���fifty, Signature. Bah:
Don't cross it, stupid I"
Ho tore out the check, throw back the
book, and locked tho drawer, before going
to a door ou tha right-hand sido nf the
fireplace, bending forward and listening.
"Wonder ho has not been Iti," he muttered. "Now let's son. Anything else?
How absurb ! Haven't finished my cot-
He took tho cup from the table, drained
it, and, after another look round, turned
to the left sido of tho llrcplacc, where ho
opened a door corresponding to tho ono at
which ho had listened, went in, and return.
ed diroctly witli au ice ax aud an alpenstock.
"May bb well take thom, ho said,
" Myracan uso you."
Ho gave lhe alpenstock a rub with the
table napkin beforo placing it and bis old
mountaineering companion againat tho bag.
Then, bending down, he was busily strapping tbo portmanteau nnd forcing the
tongue of the last buckle into ita proper
hole when tlioro was a knock at the door
behind him, and ho started to his feet.
" Come iu I"
The answer was a second knock,
and witb nn impatient ejaculation the
occupant of tho chamber threw open the
fourth door.
"1 forgot tho holt waa fastened, Mrs.
���trade," lie aaid, aa ho drow back lo admit
a plump looking, neatly dreaaed woman in
cap ana apron, one corner of which aho
took up to begin rolling between her fingora
aa ahe Blood smiling nt tho edge of the
"Ves, sir," she said, "if I make so hold,
and I don't wonder at it. Oh, n.y dear���
I mean Mr. Stratton, air���how handsome
vou do look this morning 1"
"Why, yon silly old woman 1" ho cried,
half laughing, half annoyed.
"Oh,no, cxcubc me, sir, not a bit,
Handsome ia as handsome does, they say!
aud you ia an 1 does too, sir, and happiness
and joy go wilh you, sir, and your dear,
sweet lady too, sir."
"Ob, thank you, thank you, Mra. Brado,
but "
"1 alwaya thought as you would marry
some day, sir, as waa only natural, hul I
never thought as a widow would bo your
"Mrs. Rradn !" oried Stratton impatient
ly, and with bis brnwi contracting a little.
"1 air very busy- not a moment to spare"
" Of courae, air, nnd no wonder ; but 1
do wish it hadn't heen such a dull morning,"
"Dull?" cried Stratton, rushing to the
window ; "1 thought it waa all sunshine."
" Of course you Hid, sir ��� ao did t ; and
well I remember it, though it's forty yoars
" Mrs. Brade, 1 told you I waa busy, 1
thank you for your congratulations, and 1
gnvo you nil your instruciioiia yesterday, so
pray what do you wntitT"
Mrs. Brade, wife of the inn porter, lifted
the corner of her apron lo hur mouth, aud
mado a sound like the stifling of a laugh.
"I beg your pardon, sir, I'm sure, aud of
course it's natural at fuch a time, I came
because you sent word by tho waiter that 1
waa to "
"Of course, yes : ahout ten. I'm ao busy,
I forgot," cried Stratton hastily. "Look
here, Mrs. Brade, 1 want you to go over to
the bank ; it will bo open by the timo you
get acroB*. 'ash thia chock for me ; bring
rail notes���tens and flvos."
"A hundred and fifty pounds, sir
"Ves ; tako a hand bag with you. Don't
get robbed."
"Oh, no, sir. I know too much ol the
ways of London town."
"That's right. Excuse my boing hurried
with you.
"Of course, sir ;I known well what your
feelings must be. (Sniff, snill'.) Why, you
can smelt Mr. Itrottiaon a-amuking his
ubble-dubblo with that strange tobacco
right in hero."
Aa thc woman apoke aho went atraight
across to thu door on tho left of tho fireplace.
"Hore I whore arc you going?" oried
"Back directly, air," camo in smothered
tones, accompanied hy lhe pulling of t\
bath chain, the gurgling of water, nmi the
sound of shutting down a heavy lid,
" Lor', how strong Mr. Brottisnn do
smell, air. It's my memory 'a got I hat hiul
sir," aaid I he woman, reappearing ami care
fully shutting the door, " that I'm obliged
to do thinga when 1 seo Ihem want doing,
elso I forgeta. It waa only yesterday that
Mr. Brcttiaou���"
Mn. Brade, thc check, please.
Of course, sir," aaid the woman hastily
uat as there waa a liltle rat-tat at the brass
tnocker of the outer door, which aho opened.
Here ia Mr. Brcttiaou, sir," and she
drew back to admit a spare looking, gray
man, dressed in dark tweed, who removed
his suit felt hat and threw it, with a botanist's vasculum nnd a heavy oaken atick,
upon an easy-chair, aa he watched tho departure of the porter's wifo before turning
qulokly and, with tears in hia eyea, grasping Stratton'B hands and shakinr them
"My dear boy," he said, io a voice full
ofemotinn, "God bless you 1 Happiness to
you !   (<od bless you both 1"
"Y.y dear old friend !" cried Stratton.
"Thank you ; for Myra, too. But come,
you've repented. Vou will join the wed*
ding party nf ter all!"
"f? Oh, no, no, my boy. I'm no
wedding guest. Why, Malcolm. I should
he a regular ancient mariner without the
glittering oyo."
"1 nm sorry. I should have liked you to
be present," said Stratton warmly.
"I know it, my boy, I know it j but no;
don't press me, I couldn't bear it, I was
to have Won married, my doar boy. 1 was
young, if not as handsome as vou. But,"
thore was a pauae���"sho died, ' he added
in a whisper. "1 could not bear to come."
"Mr. Brettiaon I"
"There," cried the visitor with forced
gayety, "just whnt I said. No, my dear
Malcolm. No, No, my boy. I'm better
Stratton was silent, and his neighbor
wont on hastily:
"I heard you packing and knocking
ahout, but I wouldn't disturb you, my dear
hoy, I'm off, too ��� a week's collecting in
tho Now Forest. Write to ine verv booh,
and my dear love to your sweet wife���an
nngel, Malcolm���a blessing to you, my boy.
Tell her to let you gather a fow of the
mountain flowers to Bend me. Ask her to
pick a few heraelf and I'll kisa them aa
coming from her,"
"I'll tell her, Bir."
"That's light; and, Malcolm, my hoy!
I'm quite alono in the world, where I should
not have been uow if you had not broken
in my door and camo and nursed me baok
to life, dying as I was from that deadly
" My dear Mr, BrettiBon, if you over
mention that trifle of neighborly service
again wo are no longer friends," cried
"Trifle of neighborly servioe 1 "said the
old man, laying hia hands affectionately
upon the other's shoulders. " You risked
your lifo, hoy, to save that of one who
would fain have died. But Heaven knows
Wat, Malcolm, and I've been a happier
man sinco, for it has seemed to me as it I
had a son. Now, one word more and I am
going. I've a train to catch. Tell your
dear young wifo that Kdward Bro;tisonhas
watched your career���that the man who
was poor and struggled bo hard to place
himself in a position to win her will never be
poor again ; for I have made you my heir,
Malcolm, und God bless you, my boy.
Good-by ; writo soon,"
" Mr.  Brettison 1"  criod  Stratton,
"Hush I"
Thedooi oponed,nndMrs,Bradereappeared
with a black reticule in   one   hand and
ruddy telegrAtn envelope in the other.
"I see, wanted already," Baid the old
man, hastily catching up hat, stick, and
collecting box, and hurrying out without
another word,
"Telegram, sir ; and there's thc change
"Eh I Tho notes ? Thank you, Mrs,
Brade," said Stratton hurriedly, and taking
tho packet ho luid them on the table and
placed a bronze letter weight to koop them
down. "That will do, thank you, Mrs.
Brade. Tell your husband to fetch my
luggage, and meet me nt Charing Otoss.
He'll take a cab, of course,"
"I ahall he thero.too.air, never you fear,"
said thu porter's wife, with a smile, as sho
left the room, Stratton hurriedly tearing
open tho envclopo tho while.and rcuding as
the door closed :
No bride's bouquot. What a shame !
Sec to it at once. Edik.
Confound t" ejaculated Stratton ; "and
after all their promises. Here, Mrs. Brade,
quick.    Gone !"
He threw open the door to call the woman
hack, but before ho could open his lips she
hnd returned,
���- A gen���gentleman to seo you, sir, on
" Engaged. Cannot see anyone. Look
hore, Mrs. Brade."
"Mr. Malcolm Stratton, I presume,"
said a heavily built man with a florid face,
gray inli hair, and closely cut foreign looking
"My name, Bir, Imt I am particularly
engaged this morning, if yon have business with me you must writo,"
This ut the doorway, with Mrs, Brade
standing a littio back on the stone landing,
" No tlmo for writing," said tha stranger uternly, " Businesa too important.
Needn't wait, Mra, what'f-yer-uame,"
he continued, turning upon tho woman ao
sharply that sho begnu to hurry down the
"I don'tenre how important your mission
is, air," cried Stratton j "I cannot givo you
an interview Uhb morning. If you havo
anything to say ymi must write. My
"1 know," said the man coolly i "going
to ho married."
Strutton took a step hack, and his visitor
one forward into the room, turned, closed
tho outor door, nud, beforo Straiten could
recover from his surprise, tho inner door,
and pointed to a chair.
"Sit down," sniil tho man, and he took
mint her chair nnd aat hnok in it,
"Will of all the audacious��� -I"began
Stratton, with a half laugh ; but hu was
"Don'l waHto words, sir -.no time. Th
lady will ho waiting,"
Ab ho spoko Stratton saw tho man's eyea
n<at fora moment on the banknotes loueath
the letter weight, and nn undefined aenau<
tion of uneasiness nt tucked liim. Ho mas
toroti It In au instant, ignoring the Inst remark.
"Now, sir; you say you have business
wilh ina, Lei. inu honr il, since 1 must���at
" Ah, that's busiuesslikc. Wo shall bo
able to deal."
" Say what you hnvo lo say."
" When you sit down."
Stratton let himself fall back into a chair.
" Now then.   Quick ! "
" You propose being married this morning."
" I do," said Stratton, with a sort of
dread lcat even then there should be aomo
obstacle iu tho way.
" Woll, Ihon, you can't ; that's nil."
"What!" cried Stratton fiercely. "Who
aaya so ?"
"I do. But koep cool, young man.
This ia husincBa."
" Yea ; I'll he cool," said Stratton, mustering himself again, and adopting hia
visitors cynical mnuuer. "So ha mc nsk
you, sir, who you may be, and what is your
object iu coining''"
flu man (Mil not answer for a moment,
but let his eyes reat again upon the notoB.
" 1 say. wiio aro you, sir t
"I? Oh, nobody of any importance,"
said tho man, with an insolent laugh,
.Strutton sprang up,and tho visitor thrust
hia hand behind him.
"No nousenao, Mr. Malcolm. I toll
you this is business. Without my consent
you cannot marry Myra Barron, formerly
Myra Jerrold, this morning."
" I say,who nre you, air ?" cried Stratton
'James Barron, my dear sir���the lady's
"Good God !"
Malcolm Stratton started back with his
eyes wild and his face ghastly, just aa there
was the faiut sound of steps on the stone
staiis, and directly after someone gave a
long continued doublo knock on the outer
"Company,   oh?" said the man rising.
Get rid of him.    I've a lot to say,    I'll go
He went straight to the doorway on the
right of the fireplace.
"No, no," cried Stratton harshly ; "that
is a false door."
" False door ?" aaid the man ; " is tins';"
He laid Iub hand upon the other on the
left of thc fireplace, and opened it
" Alt right. Bathroom, I'll go iu here."
As tho man shut himaolf i*> Stratton
reoled aa if bo would have fallen, but a
sccc nd rat-tnt upon the littio brass knocker
brought him to himself,and,af ter a glance at
the closet door,ho opened thnt of the entry,
and then lho outer door, to admit a good
looking, fair-haired young fellow of about
five-aiid-twenty, most scrupulously dressed,
a creamy rose in his buttonhole, and a
look of vexation in his merry face as ho
stood looking at bis white kid gloves.
" I say, old chap," bo criid," I shall kill
f'our housekeeper. Sho must havo black -
eaded that knnokor. Morning. How uro
you.   Pretty well ready ?"
" Ready T' said Stratton hurriedly. " No,
not yet.   I'm sure I���"
" Why, hullo, old chap; what's the mat
" Matter! Nothing, nothing."
" Well, you look precious seedy. White
about the gills. Why, bang it, Malcolm,
don't take it like that. Fancy you Wins
nervous.   What about? Packed up, Iseo."
" Yes���yes,"
" Wish it waa my turn," continued tho
newcomer. "Might as well have been two
couple**: Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Stratum;
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Guest. Why, 1 say
old chap, you are ill."
" No, no," oried Stratton hurriedly; and
a sudden thought struck him.
Catching up the telegram from the table,
he handed it to his friend.
'* Hullo 1 Nothing aorious ? Poof I What
a molehill moun'ain. You shouldn't let a
thing like this agitate your noble nerves,
Bless the dear little woman. I'll run on to
Common Garden, Central Avenue, as we
nay iu some suckles, bully the beggar
for not sending it, start him, ami
be back for you in a jiffy."
"No, no, cried Stratton excitedly!
-'don't trust them. Get the bouquet, and
take it yourself. Don't come back. I'll
meet you at tho church,"
"All right, old chap. Your slave obeys.
Only, I say, I would have a duct���S. and
B.���before I started. Screw up, aod don't
come with a face like that."
The speaker went to the door, oponed it,
and looking round laughingly * "Precious
dull ; I'll tell 'em to turn on the sun," he
said, and hurried out.
As the outer door closed Stratton darted
to the inner and shut it, while, as ho turned, his unwelcome visitor stepped outof the
bath room���evidently formerly a passage
leading into the next chamber���and return*
ed to hie chair.
"Best man���bouquets���carriages waiting
���church���wedding breakfast,*' ho said
laughingly. "By Jove I I could diiuk a
tumbler of champagne."
By the timo Stratton had grown firmer,
and, pointing to the door, he oried:
" Look here, air: I'll have no more of
thia. You are an impostor. I don't kuow
where yon obtained your information, but
if you have come to levy blackmail on the
strength ot such a mad tale, you have failed; so go."
"To my wifo f'
" To the police-station if you dare to
threaten me. Look here: James Barron,
otherwise Tames Dale, died two yeara ago,"
"Then ho has come to lifo again, that's
all," said lhe mau coolly, "Now, look
hero, you; I've not come to quarrel.* I call
on you, ami of course it must be juat dampening at suoh n time, hut you Bee, I had no
option. It wasn't likely thut���bo cool
will you 1 Lot that poker rest!"
He spoke savagely, and took a revolver
from a hip pocket.
"I say it wasn't likely that you would
he ploascd to seo mo, and I'm not surprised
nt your crying impostor, because, as 1 well
enough kuow, the papers Baid 1 was dead,
and for the past two years my beautiful
littio wife has worn her widow's weeds,"
Stratton mado a gesture ta start forward,
but the man sat baok In his chair and
raised tho pistol,
"I'm a very good shot," ho said coolly.
"Be quiet and listen. I'm an impostor, am
I? I was not married to My;. -Torrohl, I
suppose, directly after tho old man had
taken hurforn continental lour with protty,
merry little 1-Mie Porrin, Bless her���sweet
littio girl 1 I'd rather have hpd her if Bhe
had possessed Myra's money. It's all
right, my dear sir. I oan give you chapter
and verse, nnd commas and lull steps,
too, if you want satisfying. But you
do not; you know it'a nil true. Why
don't I put In my olaims ? Well, there
iB that little unpleasantness with tho
police, and that is why," he continued aB
he toyed with tho revolver. " I object to
our calling them la to interfere. No, Mr.
lalcolm Stratton, I shall not let you call
them in for moro reason than one. Ah 1
you begin to believe me. Let me seo now,
can I giv*) you a little corroborative evidence ? You don't want it, but I will.
Did the admiral ever tell you what an excellent player I was at piquet ?"
Stratton started.
" Yea, I aee ho did. And how I used to
sing " La ci darem" with Myra, and played the driuompaniment myself? Yea, he told
you that, too. My dear sir, I have a hundred littio facts of this kind to tell you, Including my race after Myra'a horse when it
took fright and she wus thrown. By the
way, has tbo tiny littio red scar faded from
her white temple yet?"
Sti-atton's faoe was ghastly now,
" 1 soo I need aay no more, air, You aro
convinced Myra is my wife, Thero has
heen uo divorce, you see, so yoii are at my
-* But sho is not at youra,"crlod Strntton
fiercely. " Ynu go hack to your coll, Bir,
nnd sba will nover be polluted by the touch
<f suoh a scoundrel again."
" Polluted ? Strong languago.young man
and you aro losing your temper. Onoe
more, ho oool, You seo I havo this, and I
am not a man to W trilled with, I do not
intend tn go back to my aell : I had enough
of that yonder, hut mean tn tako my ease,
fur the future. These chambers are secluded ; a noise here is not likely to be heard,
nnil I should proceed to extremities if you
forced mo."
" You dare to threaten mo V
" Yes, I dare to threaten you, my dear
air. But keop cool, I tell you. I didn't
come hore to quarrel, but to do a little
business. Did you expect me 1 I see you
havo the money ready."
He pointed to the notes--note/* to defray
a blissful honeymoon trip���and Stratton
had hard work to suppress a groan.
" There, I'm very Borry for you, iny dear
sir," con tinned the scoundrel, " and I want
to be friendly, both to you and poor little
Myra���good littio soul 1 She thought mo
dead ; ymi thought mo dead ; and I dare
Bay you loveeach other like pigeons. Noxt
thing, I admiro her, but sho never cared a
sou for me, Well, suppose I say that I'll
be dend to oblige you both, What do you
say to thatT"
Malcolm wns silent.
"I never wanted tho poor little lass.
Frankly, 1 wanted her monoy, and tho
ndmiral's too- hang lho old rascal, bo won
about lilt y pounds of mc. But lo continue.
Now, Mr. Malcolm Stratton, time ia flying,
and tho lady will soon bo at the church,
where yon must bo tirst. I tell you that 1
will consent to keep under thu tombstone
whore the law and society have placed me,
for a handsome consideration. What do
you propose T"
" To hand you over to the police," said
Stratton irmly, but with despair in his
No, you do not. You propone to give
me the moneyon the table there,to sign an
agreement to pay me three hundred a year
as long as 1 keep dead, and then to go and
wed your pretty widow, and be off to the
contiuent or elsewhere,"
Bigamy���blackmailed by a scoundrel who
would make his life n hell���through constant threats to akim his wife���a score of
such thoughts flashed through Scratton's
brain as he stood there before the cool,
calculating villain watching him so keenly.
Money was no object to him. Mr, Brettison would let him have any amount, but It
was madness ta think of such a course.
There was only one other���to freo the innocent, pure woman be idolized from the
persecution of suoh a wretch, and the law
would enable him to do that,
Malcolm Stratum's mind was made up,
and he stood there ga/.ing full in his visit-
tor's eyes.
"Well," said the man coolly, "tlmo is ou
the wing, na 1 said before. How much is
there under that letter weight V*
"Ono hundred and fifty pounds," Baid
Stratton quietly.
"\\ rite me n check for throe hundred
and fifty pounds then, and lhe hai g.-.in is
Not for a penny,"  said Stratton quiet
''You will.   The lady is waiting.
'So are the police,"
" What I" cried tho man, rising slowly
and with a monnoing look in his countenance. " No fooling, sir. You see thia,
and you know I shall not be trifled villi.
Once more lot me remind you that a noise
here would hardly be heard outside. But
you are not Borious. The pri/o for you ii<
too groat. Police ? How could you marry
tho lady then ? Do you think my proud,
prudish liltlo Myra would take you, know-
nigine to be alive? Slop, will you?" ho criod
with a savage growl like that ofa wild
beast, "or, hy all that's holy**���Here,
what are you going to do, fool ?"
"Summon the police,'* cried Stratton,
who was half way to the door, as the tran
sprang at him with activity of a panther.
For the next minute there was a desperate struggle, as the men wrestled hero and
there, both moved by one object���the
possession ofthe deadly weapon.
Then one arm was freed, there was the
sharp report of a pistol, and a puff of ill
smelling smoke partially hid the struggling
Another shot with the smoko more dense.
A heavy fall.
Then silence���deathlike and strange.
Outside, on the staircase a floor higher
a door waa opened ; there wero stops on
the stono 1 und ing, ami a voice shouted down
the well:
"Anything the matter '!"
After a moment another voice was
heard :
"Nonsense���nothing. Someone banged
his oak."
Thero was the sound of people going
back into the room above, and iu tho sil*
ence which followed, broken only by the
faintly heard strain of Bome street music at
a distance, the door below, on the first floor
landing, was opened a little way, the ting
ere of a hand appearing round the edge,
and a portion ol a man's head came slowly
out, as if ita owner waa listening.
The door waa closed nnce more aa softly
as it was opened, and tho sun, which had
beeu hidden all lhe morning by leaden
clouds, sont a bright aheaf of golden rays
through the dustdncrusted staircase win*
low, atraight on tlo drab-painted outer
door, with the occupant's name thereon
in black letters. %
-.*     -
The Happiest Heart
**V ho drives the horses of the sun
Shall lord It but a day;
Better tho lowly deed wero dono,
And kopt the humble way.
The rust wilt And tho sword of fame;
The dust will hide tho crown;
Av.none i*hall nail so high his name
Tlmo will not tear It down,
Tho happiest heart that- ever bent
Was in noma i-uii-t broast
That found tho common daylight s*eot
And left to heaven tho rest.
���Harper's Magazine
Advice to a Young Blackbird.
Ah, thoro you are, lot out nlono at last
I've watched yonr goings on for aomo days pnst
Though you mny try to bide your youth by
I know your ngo: you loft the noat Inst week.
Come hero anil lot me give you some advice.
It Hluttl bo useful, kindly nnd concise;
For your ncw life hns jars as well nsjoya.
And thoro nro eat.-* mid catapults and boy*-.
When on the lawn bo vigilant nnd Ilrm,
And deftly lenrn to innd l he unwilling worm;
Whon timos aro hard and overy lawn is dry,
(livo up tho tiHunl worm und iry tho tly;
Feast through tho summer; but, when autumn
Abstemious ho   but chielly with my plums
Thank mnn In winter for Ufa crumbs mid grain
And, In tho summer, prai-nt the Lord for ruin.
In nesting time don't holhl too near lho wid.
OhOOH n thick holly: and then trust in Qnd;
(let. a good ninte, with kindly heart and tall
Manntiod with grace, not llnunled like a Hall
When you fall out, na will ,l> hem and hubs,
Don't mako ft known by scolding through tho
And now ahoul your Hinging, Just a word:
I'met Ice for skill, not merely to be heard;
You ought to have a voice of somo repute.
Your father's voice, yon know, i*- liko a llutc;
Keep your song low, nnd warhlo from tho
A mellow, rich contralto nulls you l>e*-t:
Whal'or ynu dn don't trifle with lho nir,
Hut work It out with conscientious cure.
"Glvoyournolf nh*B," but don't "go on tho
Or your best possngoa too oft repent;
Atcnrly morn n cheerful voico maintain,
Hut in tho evening sing your tendered slrain.
Work hard, be truo,.mil for perfection search,
Then in your nrt you'll tako thi* highest perch.
Think over whal I've said, romomnor that
Where'er you nre, look out I hero Minos tho
-Elliot Stock.
Tho new moon hung In the sky,
The sun was low in tho west,
And my betrothed and I
In ttio churchyard paused to rest:
Happy maid and lover;
Dreaming thc old dream over.
The light winds wandered by,
And robins chirped from the nest.
Antl loi In tho meadow sweet
Wns the grave nf a Ilttlo child,
With n crumbling atone at tho feet,
And the Ivy running wild,
Tangled Ivy and clover,
Folding It ovor nnd over ;
Close to my sweetheart's foot
Was the littio mound up-piled.
Stricken wilh nnmoless fears,
She shrunk and clung to ine,
And her oyos woro filled with toara
For a Borrow t did not ace.
Lightly tho winds were blowing,
Softly the tears wore dowlng,
Tears for tho unknown yoars.
And a sorrow that was to bu I
-T. H. Aldrlch.
Analysis   of   the   Assessors' Return* -In-
crraae Ira Pop-alallnn.
An analysis of the assessment returns
far the city of Toronto gives some very
interesting statistical information regarding
that city. The decrease of {-1,404,055 in
the general assessment does not come as a
"urpriso at all,as Mr. Maugham, the assessment commissioner, indicated several months
ago that boom values in the outlying districts would be discarded altogether and
valuations approaching closer to real market values would be determined instead by
the assessors. The reduction on the realty
assessments by wards as follows :���No, 1,
���jSr.S.MS ; No. 2, $140,318 ; No.,1, $241,350:
No. 4, 9049,391 ; No. 5, $563,146 ; No. 6.
Tho assessment on incomes dropped $72,-
066, and on personal property thn figures
this year are less by 3265,123 than the
amount in tho corresponding column for
last year.
While the taxable property shows a reduction which might fairly be presumed to
be warranted in the present depressed condition of the real estate market,ns an equitable readjustment after the collapse of tho
boom, tho exemptions have increased by
The most gratifying feature of the returns,
and ono that will substantiate most forcibly
the claim that Toronto is once more beginning to recover from the evil effoots of the
deceased boom, Is shown in the substantial
increase of population. Since the assessment
was made last year the people within the
city's gates number 6,455 more. Tho tendency Is westward, and Parkdale shows the
largest Increase.
Oratory, like the drama, abhors lengthi-
Lifo is not so ahort but that thero la always time for eomlosy.���Emerson.
It is eaay when we aro in prosperity to
give advice to the Alllicted���Aeachyiua,
Kven from the body's purity the mind
receivei a secret sympathetic aid.���Thomson.
Capacity without education iB deplorable,
and education without capacity is thrown
Put Una restriction on your pleasures ;
be cautious that they injuro no being that
lives.���Zimmerman n.
It is lucky for ua that the boo does not
look upon the honeycomb in the same light
we do.���Whately.
Poosy ia of so subtle a spirit that, in the
pouring out of ono Unguago Into another it
will   evaporate.---Denham.
TheblusUanature's alarm at the approach
of sin, and her testimony to the dignity of
It ia the admirer of himself, and not the
admirer of virtue, that thinks himself superior to others.���Plutarch.
Some desire is necessary to keep lifo in
motion ; ho whose real wants nro supplied
must admit those of fumy.���Johnson,
To write well is to think well, to feel
woll, and to render well ; it is to possess at
once intellect, soul and taste.��� Button.
He thnt aspires to be the head of a party
will find it moro difficult to please his
friends than to perplex his foes.���Cotton.
Since I cannot govern my tongue, though
within my own teeth, how can I hope to
govern the tongues of others T���Franglin.
.lews In Murarco IMiuidereit and stripped
on Their Way lo Market.
Advices received here from Tangiers say
that affairs in Morocco are growing worse,
Tho Jews, whilo on their way to the mar-
kets.aro continually plundered anil stripped
of their olothlng.aiid on tbo principal roads
an imperial tax of ��5 is demanded for free
passage. The Erohamna tribe is demanding
the immediate release of Muley Mohammed, the eldest son of the lato Sultan,
Muloy Hosson, Mutoy Mohammed was
proclaimed Sultan early in September in
spite of the fact that his younger brother
Abdul Av.fa, had previously been proclaimed Sultan, and recognir.au as such at Fez,
the aeat of the present Government of
Morocco. Muley Mohammed, however,
had previously beon imprisoned at Nara-
kesh hy order of his b-other, tha Sultan,
and was compelled to sign nn Act of adhesion to Abdul Aziz. Tho position of the
latter had beeu secured by his being recognized as Sultan by the powerful Shereef of
Wazaii. In addition to demanding the
release of Muley Mohammed.thc Krchaman
tribe is demanding the immediate release
of all tho other political prisoners now
in confinement at Morocco city. If there
demands nro not granted, the tribesmen
mentioned threaten to attack and plunder
Morocco oity.
A Last Resort.
Jimaon (confidentially)���"Say, do you
hear that young woman singing ?"
Policeman���1' I should remark."
" She lives next door to me. Say I"
" Well, say it."
" I'll give you a box of tho best eigars
ever smuggled if you'll rush into that house
nud ask who is being murdered."
A Bargain.
Ho (a clerk}���Whnt would you like lo
see, madam ?
Sho���Why, I'm looking for my husband.
He���Will I do, madam, or shall I show
you some others?
Early Work in Electricity.
An Englishman invented electricity; a
Prussian, in the land of amber, invented
the first electrical machine. Otto (Juoricke,
of Madgeburg, who also invented the air
pump, formed the instrument by which
electricity could mojt readily be produced.
He placed a globe of sulphur on an
axle, to be turned by the hand of the
operator, while with the other he applied a
cloth to the sulphur to produce the necessary friction. It was a rude, imperfect
machine, but it waa at once found to have
made a groat revolution iu tho science.
Klectriolty, which had heretofore been
known only, i.i its foeblur forms, was now
given out in sharp sparks, and displayed a
thousand curious properties, .Sometimes it
attracted objects, at others repelled them.
It seems at times to exercise a kind of
volition. The weather affected it sensibly
dampness dissolved its strength; it was
capable, ton, of influencing bodies at a
considerable distance, and was apparently
independent of the usual laws of space.
Vet the seventh century glided away, with
its lierco religious wars and its wonderful
voyages and settlements, whilo little pro
grcsB was mado in the knowledge of electricity. Newton paid uo particular attention
to thc now science. He suggested, however,
that the electrical substance was a subtle
other, filling nature, which could be sot in
motion by friction. Yet his bold inquisitive mind was uever strongly attracted by
the mysterious study; the flashes and sparks
of the electrloal machines seemed, perhaps,
a puerile entertainment to the great student of nature's laws. Nor did auy other
eminent philosopher of the age suspect
lhat human hands would ever wield the
thunder holt, or unfold, by the aid ofa globe
of sulphur, the mightiest principles of na-
The Naval I'DRngement nt rnlu Kivrr-Thr
Neeesslly or Increaslag tlie -KtigiMi Navy.
Lord Charles Beresford,iu a recent interview, Baid that tho reau.lt of the recent
naval engagement between the Chinese and
Japanese fleets at tho mouth of the Yalu
rivor proves the imperative necessity for an
adequate number of cruisers. If the Japanese had had more of tho cruiser typo of
vessel they would have tackled the Chinese
ships in tho open sea ;nnd had the Chinese
been better supplied with cruisers they
ought to havo been able to manteuvre and
secure a buttor position, ina toad of boing
kept close in shore by the enemy's ships,
Otherwise the opposing fleets were evenly
ma'-chod,    Tho battle proved   that    the
Sowers of offence of modern fleets aro iu-
iiitely superior to their powers of
dofencn, and this shows tha importance of
more auxiliaries suoh as ducky ar :ls and
reserves of munitions and men. -'Immediately war la declared," suid Lord
Charles, " we ought lo attack, and never
stop attacking, not to stand on the defensive alone. Command of the sea depends
upon auxiliaries quite as muoh as upon the
number of ships. If two combatants are
compelled by damage to suspend hostilities,
victory will rest upou the one who first
gets to sea again after making repairs,"
Mow llie Three Sons orilie IUImt Obtained
.   n IJooii Hlg KIns From llieir Mnllirr.
Tho domestic lifo of Kmperor William's
family is full of homely affection, of whioh
the world gets occasional charming glimpses. A few days ago, before tbo Emperor
and Empress started for East Prussia, tho
three elder Princes had just Baid goodnight in the usual way, and requested
their mother to come to their quarters
just for n moment for a last goodbye before she left. " But you'll he asleep
long beforo thon," thoEmprcas Baid. "No,
we will not," the boya replied, and begged
again for another visit. (Juito late at uight
when alio was ready for her journey, iho
Empress went to tho bedroom of the hoys,
and, lo hor surprise, found thom wide
awake. In order to keep each other awake,
thoy had roped themselves together. When
nno begun Lo show signs ol sleepiness, tho
twu others pulled away at the rope till
he recovered Iroin drowsiucsB, 'I hero was
a tender, last farewell, aud then the trio
went to sleep.
In One Han's Life.
What wonderlul things have happened
within the memory of one man is illustrated
in the caso of lieorge Augustus Sala, the
English special correspondent and recon
teur. " It is Bomething to bo able to tell
the present generation," he says " that I
have seen Louis Philippe while he was stilt
King ol the French ; that I In ve seen
Soult, Thiers, t iuziot aud Lainartino ; that
I have witncBse 1 three revolutions in the
French Capital; that I followed Garibaldi
in his campaign in the Tyrol; that 1 havo
heard Daniel O'Couuol deliver a cpsech at
the London Tavern; that I knew Loid
Palmers ton ; that I was in Franco Mexican
War and at the storming of Puebla ; that
I Bptnt thirteen montha in America when
sho was in the midst of war ; that I was
personally acquainted wilh Abraham Lincoln, with Seward, with Stanton, with
Charles Sumner, with (Icorge Bancroft,
witb Longfellow ond with Bayard Taylor
with (i rant and with McClellau, with Horace Creeley,Raphael Semmos and Jefferson
"I havo conversed at Algiers with the Emperor Napoleon I11.;I havo been petted on
the hend by tbe great Duke of Wellington;
I have lived in Cuba when thore were negro
slaves there,and in Russia whon there wero
mill ions nf white serfs in tho dominions
of tho Czar. I cau remember to havu seen
lhe Czar Nicholas himself at Ascot races ;
1 attended the funeral of the aBaassinated
Alexander III.; I was at Constantinople
when the first Turkish Constitution waa
proclaimed from the steps of the old
BcrugHo, and 1 can hear now the unanimous shouts of ' Amin ' from the Moslem
troops present."
Alcohol as an Ape-Catcher.
" Thoapo famjly resembles man in more
than one respect," remarked Marron T
Mini, of Jackson, Miss. "They lovo liquor,
and this love, as in the case of mankind,
often causes them lo fall. Tho natives of
Central Africa mako n fermented beer of
which thc monkeys are very fond, and, by
using it as a bait, capture a great number
of these animals. The natives go to the
parts of the forcats frequented by the
monkeys, and sot on the ground gourds full
of the enticing liquors. As soon as a
monkey sees and tastes it. he gutters loud
crios of joy that soon attract his comrades.
Then au orgy begins, and in a short time
tho beast-! show all degrees of intoxication.
Than the negroes appear. The drinkers
are far too far gone to distrust them, but
apparently takes them for larger species of
their own genus. When a negro lakes one
by the baud to load it off the nearest monkey will cling to the ono who thus finds a
support and endeavour to so off also. Another will grasp at him, and thus in turn
till the negro leads a staggering line of ten
or fifteen staggering monkeys. When
Anally got to the village the monkeys are
securely caged and giadually sober down,
but for two or three days a limited supply
of liquor is given them, so as to reconcile
them by degrees to their state of captivity."���tlfolie Democrat,
Chineo.e Lunchoon Ceremonies.
A Swede has aent home to hia own
country an account of a lunoh he received
in China. He aud the members of the
Russian Consulate wero invited to this
repast by tlm Governor of Kashgar, Thoy
had forty-six different dishes served. But
the interest is less in the food than iu the
etiquette This is very rigid, and not
likely to be mastered without study,
An invitation for lunch is sent two days
beforo the occasion, and, if not answered,
is understood to be accepted. It is always
for 13 o' clock noon, hut tho guest is not
to arrive beforo 2. With the invitation
comes a card with tho host's namo, and
sending of this means Lhat tho guest is nl
liberty to adopt whatever costume he
ihiitks lit. On his arrival, the host examines
the glass of his (most, and tests the chair
which is Intended for his uso, to give him
assurance that ho may sit upon it with
safety. Ho even affects to wipe tho dust
off tho aoat. Then follow the forty-six
On this subject the Swode waa not sym-
Sathotiu. They consisted chiefly of shell
sh, of stripes of the fat of mutton, followed by a dessert of a preserve of pore, muoh
appreciated by tho Chinese, but whioh leads
lhe Swede to remark that tho rule that the
momont it is finished the guest leaves the
table waa a merciful one. Ho adds that
the banquet greatly distressed the personnel of the Russian Embassy, but that the
Russian missionary. M. Ignatief, seemed
to enjoy it,
The Mosquito at Business.
The little insect drops gently and daintily down on the spot it has selected for its
attack,uud tho descent of so light and airy
a being is likely to leave the victim unconscious of its presence, unloss he has
actually seen it settle. Then the proboscis
is pointod downward, and tho tiny lips
that form its tip pressed against the flesh.
The bristles within the gutterlike sheath
being then pressed together into one solid
boring implement, thoir common tip is
forcod down on the flesh, and as they
enter tho wound, tho trough in which lhey
were lying separates from them in tho
middle, nnd becomes bent toward the
inseol's breast, the two little lips all the
while holding on tight.
The greater part of tho length of tho
tilettos Is then plunged into the victim's
fleBli, and the blood is drawn up the flue
interstices of the composite borer. The
wound, I hough six instruments are concerned in making it, Is extremely minute.
The Way to Manage.
It is very hard to convince housekeepers
who are young, strong and ambitious, that
strength as well as dollara should be saved
for the "rainy day," that ia sure to come
sooner or later, "I managed very well,
and had time for recreation, uutil baby
came," said a young woman in a discouraged tone, '-but now, no matter how hard I
work, many things aro left undone."
There are many young housekeepers who
get along nicely after the morning cleaning
is done, but who are rushed and worried
the first hours of the day, until they are
nervous and tired. The baby must be
washed and dressed, tha breakfast table
cleared, dishes washed, beds made, sitting
room put In order, and the young wife is
at a loss what to do firat.
Considerable may be done to forward
the morning's work the evening bofore.
Immediately after the supper is cleared
away and dishes washed, aet tbo table for
rcakfast���even to lhe chairs. Oriud the
coffee and put in the boiler, prepare the
potatoes for boiling, baking or frying, and
get everything intended for breakfast ready
to cook. You ean get the meal in half the
limit It takes when no previous preparations.im made. Then, just before ret iring
put everything in tho proper place in lhe
sitling room, so that it will bo ready to be
swept in the morning without delay. You
can comb your hair and arrange your drees
before you leave your bed-room, ao that
you may look neat and tidy.
After hreakfaat, sweep aud dust lho
sitting-room, remove the things from tho
breakfast tablo, and you oan then wash
and dress the baby without feeling nervous
and hurried.
Unexpected tasks may rise, or interruptions occur, so that a set programme
cannot be carried out, but in that caso you
wilt certainly be glad of the preparations
made the night before.
Now, with yourself and baby in a presentable condition, you enn proceed with
the rest of your work without tho annoyance aud worry you would otherwiio feel,
and should a friend drop in, tho moments
spent in resting and chatting will refresh
you instead of causing additional worry
about the appearauce of your house and
How to Make a Skirt.
Not all tho home-made dresses are satisfactory, and the skirt of the past few
seasons, together wilh the present ono, hts
beeu a very serious matter to tho home
dressmaker. I have been told the exact
modus operandi of tho professional dressmaker, and will shaio my knowledge with
you. The circular skirt with its various
modifications, whilo about tho prettiest
skirt, is not becoming to all figures or
suitablo for all materials. Slender figures
and Ilrm material are adapted to the circular
skirt, so in making a dress have the right
kind of a pattern. (Never before could
patterns be bought so cheaply.) It is bast
to uso new liuing and facings even for
made-over go wus. Cut tbe lining to the
skirt, then beforo sewing up baste on the
stiffening, which should exiend some
eighteen inches on the breadths, and haste
firmly. Now Uy on tho dress goods and
baste this firmly nud if the goods Is
worsted hold it a little light or it will
seem to sag, After thia ib done, haste thu
seams with care. It is an eaay matter lo
stretch the under side a littht or hold the
upper one a trillo full; this must be carefully avoided. Sow tbo seams. Try the
skirt on the person who will wear it ami
pin it to the right length. It should turn
up about an inch at the bottom. Haste
this down aud press wi'h a lint iron If the
goods is woolen, cross-atitoh t lis down and
then baate on a four inch facing cut on the
bias. This is important and the basting
should be carefully done. Fell tho upper
part of fnalng down without catching the
stitches through to tho outside, Bnsto tho
braid on lUt and fell it down on both edges.
I have made a skirt following these
directions exactly and am well pleased to
know just how the work should be done.
Even the item about put ting on the dress
braid is worth a good deal. The fUtiron is
invaluable in making dresses and ahould
be used freely ou woolen goods hut not
touch the material; a damp oloth should be
placed between. This pressing gives a
neatness of finish that nothing else will.
Flannel Garments.
At this season of the year it is a good
rulo to regulate the olothing, that, when
exposed to outdoor air, the difference of
temperature experienced shall not be such
aa to produce any dangerous impressions.
It is well to put on flannel garments before
the first frost, as it is of very great serviu
in preserving tho health of the inhabitant
of ill ooli and temperate climates. Flannel
worn next to the skin is the very best dress
for those who have begun to decline in
years, and ia also well adapted for infants
and young children, especially in autumn,
wintor and spring. Older children dc not
require it, excepting during tho seasons of
greatest cold, r.nd all persons under forty,
in good health, should reserve it aa a
rosource for their declining years, during
whioh period it becomes every yoar moro
and more useful und necessary.
Flannel ought not to be worn at night.
The best plan is to discard it in bed,unless,
from groat debility or age, sufficient
warmth caunot be insured by a moderate
quantity of bed clothes, Flaunel muat be
frequently changed, In order to preserve it
alrietly clean.
Our Favorite Recipes.
Spanish Cream.���i>iiso!ve one-third ot
a box of gelatine In ono quart of milk, let it
stand one hour, then place on the stove.
\\ hen boiling hot, stir In the yolks of threo
eggs and half a cup of sugar; remove from
the firo and stir In the whites of tho egga
well beaten. Flavor to taste and pour in
Apple Snow.���Pare, slice or quarter two
good-sized, tart apples, steam until tender,
and then run them through the colander
and set them where they will get Ice cold,
then add the grated rind and the juloe of
two lemons, one cup of sugar and the
whites of six eggs. Beat all to a froth and
serve at once,
Sweet Pickle.*���Ono peck tomatoes
twelve onions, five peppers, one cup salt
slice and let atand over night, In tho
morning drain off the juice, thon add tw
tablespoonfuls horseradish, two of china
mon, two of cloves, two of mustard, one
cup of sugar, one gallon of vinegar ; boll
tomatoes and vinegar one hour , then add
spices which ahould be tied in amall baga.
Keep the pickle in atone jars.
Why He Is So.
Cholly is very unfortunate in tho Im*
pression ho makes," said one girl.
" Yea," replied another, "hisulothesare
so loud and his remarks are so soft 1"
Mrs. A. M. Curtiss, a woman of culture
and beauty, Is being sned for ejectment
from apartments rented on State street,
Chicago, because it had beeu learued by
lessees that she had negro blood in her
" He is a fine specimen of the old-fashioned Highland head of tho olau," Saxby re-
marked, after the Loll, gray-haired,
military-looking man had loft the smoking
room. "Impoverished, like so mauy of hit-
class ; and obliged to lut his family plac;
and hia shootings, he tells mo ; hut a thorough gentleman, every inch of him. By
tho way, Moxon, don't call him Mister
McCleverty again. Of coarse ho said nothing, but I could boo that he didn't like it.
Ha ia Tho McCleverty,you know,"
Saxby haa a habit of kindly Betting me
right upou minor points of etiquette which
I confess that I don't relish. However, 1
took the rebuke good-humoredty, feeling
that I had, perhaps, deserved it, and promised to address his friend as "McCleverty*' for the future. We were staying
tha night at Saxhy's bouse, aftor having
���hot hia coverts during tho day���suoh being
the recognized custom in our rather remote
county, where distnnces are considerable and
the roads nono too good. Our Scottish
tellow* guest, who had shot better than uny
of us, and with whom I hnd had aome little
conversation In tho course ofthe afternoon,
had pleased me by hia courteous manners
���which, if a trifle condescending, wore
nevertheless friendly and unaffected. He
was, 1 presumed, one of Saxby's London
acquaintances, Saxby, upon tho strength
of having married the daughter of an Irish
earl, Is rather apt to givo himself tho airs
of a man of fishioii, and goes up lo London
for a few weeks every season���a luxury
whioh somo of us can't afford in theao hard
times, and whioh, I dare say, makes the
wives of soma of us slightly jealous of Lady
When I went up to bed, 1 found my own
wife toasting her toes beforo the lire, and
the first thing she said to me was : "John,
I have aaked The McCleverty to oome to ua
on tho Kith, aud he thinks he will lie able
to manage it. It will bo sucli a triumph if
we can secure him 1 Mind yon don't forgot
to renew the invitation to-morrow morning."
" I shall be very glad lo welcome him,,
my dear Jane," I replied, "although I don't!
see finite why I should he oxpeuted to
triumph if 1 obtain that privilege.'*
���*��� You know very well that wo have all
those people coming io dinner on the 10th,
and that we are a man short," shu returned
impatiently. "Oh, don't say that you can
get one of tho youngofficers over from Vork.
That wouldn't he at all the same thing.
The Saxbys, as 1 told you, havo refused.
Lady Emily pretends Mint she is afraid of
the long drive���auch rubbish t���and she is
trying to persuade The McCleverty to stay
on here.   Now do you understand ?"
I partly understood ; and I understood
still better when Jane went on tn mention
that the aristocratic Scot bad been talking
to her about her family, which ho had
spoken of as one of the mnst ancient in
England, and had even heard of thB family
emeralds and diamonds which had passed
ihtn her possession. As a matter ot fact,
Jane's family, though of respectable antiquity, is no whit superior to that into
which aho has married; while as for the
jewels whioh sho is pleased to describe aB
helrlocms, they arc nothing of the sort, or
they could not have been left to her by her
grandmother. However, it fa foolish, besides being a great waste of lime, to argue
against a woman's fixed ideas, and I had no
personal objection to entertain the gentleman who seemed to have been acute enough
to discover my wife's weak points.
The upshot of it all wns thnt our appreciative friend joined us before luncheon
on the 10th, bringing bis valet nud a good
deal of smart luggage with him. 1 gathered from thia and from somo incidental
remarks of his lhat ho wns ouly comparatively impoverished. Ho seemed to bo
upon iutimato leima with many distinguished, personages, nnd w.is, I must sny,
extremely good company. We went out
ahootlng for an hour or two while the light
lasted, ond lho moro I saw of him tho
better 1 liked him.
But it was at dinner time that he proved
himself a genuine social success, With his
highbred air, hia courtly address, and thnt
Ereoiae, foreign-BoundingHighlandaccentof
is he madeafaoile conquest of our assembled
friends and neighbors,&nd he had something
to say to each nnd all of ihem. Jane,I noed
hardly mention wore the family genis,with
tho beauty of which he was, or said he was,
duly impressed.
"Only 1 do think, my dear Mrs. Moxon,'
Baid he laughingly, while he was wishing
my wife good-night, "that it is rathor unwise of you to keep such valuable stones in
the liousc. Vou ought to let your bankers
take charge of them for you. Burglaries
aro not unknown even in tho quiet regions
of Yorkshire, 1 suppose?''
It must have tccu this speech of his that
caused me to have a horrid nightmare some
hours later. I dreamt that the house waB
beiug broken into, and 1 was as thankful
as I always am, uu let* such circumstauceB,
to be awoke by Jatic until I made tho disagreeable discovery that sho had othor
reasons for slinking mo violently than thc
usual ono thai 1 had been shouting in my
sleep, She was sitting up in bed, wfth a
terrified oountciintieo, uml���
"John 1 John 1" ultu exclsimcd, do gjt up
nnd soe whnt is tho matter. I am sure 1
can hoar somebody moving about downstairs 1"
Tho worst of it wns that after liatening
for a minute, I was equally sure of thc
name thing, and without being more
of a coward thnn other men, 1 frankly
own that tho idea of having to
sally forth unarmed and face n party of
burglars, who wero in nil pn; liability provided wilh rcviitvets, tlid not fascinate me.
Still it wns obvious I cottlll not remain
whoro I was and allow my pinto lo bo carried nway ; so I slipped on my dressing
gown, clutched the uoker, in default of a
better wenpon, nnd made for tho back
I will not deny thnt my deaccnt "'as a
somewhat umiecctisarilv noisy one, nor will
I pretend that I was not greatly  relieved
that he would defend uy property with his
life. He had a piatol in his hand, and
looked na if he quite meant what he said."
"Confound the fellow 1" I returned rather
crossly ; "hemight have thoughtof defend
ing my lifo and property, since he had a
pistol handy."
At the same time I was bound to admit
that it was rather thoughtful of him to
remember my wife's valuables ; bo I hastened to tell him that it was all right and to
relieve him of further responsibility. But,
alas !' it was not all right; it was all most
distressingly wrong. My reiterated knocks
at hia bedroom door meeting with no res*
ponse, 1 made so bold as to turn the handle
���when, to my horror aud dismay, I found
the room empty, and tho window wide
open. Hurrying to the latter, aud craning
my head out, I saw, extended upon the
grass, the ladder by means of which that
arrant imposter Ind effected his retreat.
Ue had taken hia luggage with him too. It
was plain as could bo that he had carried
out his well laid-plan without any need for
The police were kind enough to explain
to me, later on, what that plan had been ;
though I scarcely required the aid of their
perspicacity to divine it. Of oourse hts so-
called valet had created the necessary
diversion by making a disturbance downstairs ; of course the butter and the footman had been drugged ; of course every
detail of tho ichemo had been carefully
arrangod beforehand, and equally of oourse
I was just half an hour too late in arriving
at the conclusion that 1 had been shamefully swiudled. 1 did what oould be done
at the time, I dressed myself with all
possible dispatch, had the old horse put
into the dogcart, and galloped off to Vork
ventre b Urro ; but noed I sny that no individuals answering to my description of
the thieves had been noticed at the railway
station T The police profess to be upon
their track, and havo professed lo bo upon
their track for rather more than a twelvemonth now ; but I don't believe they will
ever catch them, and I am quite sure that
Jane will never see her emeralds again,
W hat does strike me as a little bit hard
Is that, after all the expense and annoyanae
to which I have been put���not to
speak of the heroism of my conduct
on that fatal night���I should bo
covertly sniggered at by my friends
and openly accused by my wife of being no
better than an old noodle, I'xporieuce
has taught me that it is Idle io reason
with June ; so I merely shrug my shoulders
when she calmly asserts that it was I who
invited The McCleverty to spend a night
beneath our roof. Aa for Saxby, be takes
no sort of blame to himstlf in the matter.
He says he never made himself in any
way answerable for a person as to whose
respectability ho had grave doubts, aud
that ho had only asked the fellow to stay
because he had ascertained that he was a
good shot. 1 have reminded him of tho
remark already quoted about" a fine specimen of the old-fashioned Highland head of a
clan"; hut lit declares that he has no
recollection of having used such language,
and ho hai the effrontery to add that a
little common sense on my part would
havo saved me from beiug victimized as I
have been,
"Why, my good man," says he, "the
namo isn't even a Scotch one, and any
ordinary book of reforence would' have
told you that there ia no such person as
The McCleverty fn existence 1"
All tho aame, I suspect that he has had
a haddiah timo of it with Lady Emily ;
nnd, in default of any other consolation,
that must serve.
Keeping Horse? From Rubbing.
Among other causes, high feeding with
heating food and but little exercise brings
on an itching whioh makea many horsea
rub their tails while in the stable. The
itohing is often so aevero tbat the hair is
nearly all rubbed from tbe upper side, giv.
lug them a most decidedly unpleasant and
ragged appearance. This state of affairs
should be corrected by cooling food and
proper outward application. In the meantime a very simple arrangement, similar to
That shown in the  engraving,   Bhould be
I disease should occasionally  decimate his
To Prevent Milk Fever.
The following method of caring for cows
has been attended with good result* in a
number of cases. Thoy aro given n diet
rather laxative than otherwise, and are al
lowed ample opportunity to take exercise.
Care ahould be taken,oa a matter of courae,
not to feed them a stimulating diet consisting of carbonaceous kinds of meal, as, for I
instance, corn. Ai the time of calving
draws near the cowa should bo given a
purgative, consisting of one pound of
epsom salts and two or three ounces of
ginger. Then, again, after parturition a
similiar dose may be given. The milk
should all be carefully withdrawn from the
udder, and with more than ordinary frequency where trouble is anticipated. If
these precautious are followed it will be
less frequently lhat any    dairyman  will
have to mourn loss from thiB came.
How mure IVnreftil nnil Befresklng
Klnmlier nnil n Sweet Moult*.
A warm bath, a light lunch, and a clean
mouth beforo retiring are good things to
take. They promote Bleep and a " clean'
tongue in the morning. What this lunch
should bo lho consumer must decide, says
tho New Vork World, The juice of a couple
of oranges, half a grape fruit, a cup of tea
with dry toast, a sandwich and glass of ale,
cup of hot bouillon, biscuit aud a glass of
sherry, crackers with milk and vichy, or a
bowl of bread and milk are tho choice of
as many different people, nil healthy and
Thc best thing in thc morning after a cold
plungo or Bponge bath Ib a cup of hot tea or
coll'ee with a little lemon juice. The earlier
this draught is tnkon the better; it should
firecnle tho breakfast by at least half au
torn. Thia ia prime for tho alimentary
cunal; It is a comfort to tho stomach, aud
puts the digestive organs in order, A oup
of hot milk is also prescribed, and even hot
waier the first thing in the morning Is not
bad. For anything but the abusive cup of
cold water the poor stomach will be grate-
* '     If an appetite for breakfast Is wanted,
and the time"permits, take a walk to the
corner, alone, inhaling and foroibly exhaling
the air through the nostrils. No ten dollar cure in therapeutics can compare with
to hear tho sound of precipitately flying
footsteps beneath mn. 1 have alwaya been
told that burglars, when disturbed, prefer
running nway to allowing light, and 1 was
grateful to theio nocturnal marauders
for having observed the rulo of their
profession in that respect, Of course I was
aftor them liko a Bitot; but my agility is no
longer whnt is wus thirty years ago, and 1
was only in time to ascertain that thoy had
escaped throiii-h tho back door,which Blood
wide open. An already distant rnttlo of
hoofs and wheels convinced me thnt immediate pursuit was out of thc question.
What would have beeu the uae in tearing,
In a dressing gown nnd slippers, after the
trap, which wus evidently doing a good
twelve miles an (Tour ? It was much mors to
tho purpoEc to ascertain what my hisses
wore, and after 1 had, with much difficulty
aroused the butter aud the footman (who
wero apt. to sleep heavily on dinner-party
nights), I had tho satisfaction of discovering thnt the miscreants had been too much
Beared tn bear awny their booty. Some
spoons and forks were scattered about tho
pantry ; hut we counted them all,and found
that not a single one was missing,
I then went upstairs to roassuro Jane,
who listened to my narrative with much
interest, nud, at tho conclusion of it,l)Qgged
me to go nt once and thank The McCleverty
for the great courage and presence of mind
that ho had displayed.
"He oamo in immediately after you had
gone downstair.-*," ahe auid, "and apologi?.-
ed bo nicely for intruding upon me. But
his tirst  thought wc.s of the jewels.    He'
Fortune calls at  the smiling gate.-
took   poBBeBriouoftho case,   asauriug mejonesfl Proverb.
I'xperlenrr* at a Traveller  Tliraugh llie
Mount nlus of Mnntscrral.
Ono of tho lirat thinga that struck me in
Montserrat was that nearly all the plantation houses were surrounded by whito sand.
Wheu I asked about it I found the reason
sufliciontly startling. There aro serpents
in Moutierrat, and great spiders as big an
a child's head, and centipede and scorpions
and myriads of small green and brown lizards. It Is to keep theso creatures away
that the sand is brought up from tho beach
and spread around the houses. Snakes and
spiders and other crawling things do not
like to make thcinsul ves *��o prominent, and
they hesitate to cross a wido strip of white
sand. When they try it they are easily
seen nnd killed,
1 hnd a chance to spend only one night in
lho mountains of Montserrat, but then I
learned thu uo-jcasity of surrounding the
houses with whito sand. Of course no auoh
pains woro tnken with the mountains cabins,
and I mado tho acquaintanco of a fine
variety of insects,
My arrival at the cabin waa very different
from lho way in which 1 went to tho Jamaica cabins. There lho colored people
though hoBpitablo, woro entiroly Independent, nntl knew thoy could either tako mo
in or send me about my business, aa they
chose. In Montserrat they are muoh more
depondont upon the planters; and when
Mobos, my valet, rodo ahead, to tell the
people ot tha cabin that he nnd a guest of
"Maws Colonel" would do them tho honor
to spend the night in tholr house, the effect
was'very much ns if some Englishman in ,
New Vork should receive a cable saying!
that tho Prince of Wales would bo over in
the Campnnl to spoud a week with him*     j
M ot.es made no hones about having every*
thing ti-kon out of tha room we were to1
occupy and making a thorough search for |
iiieecto. He evon pulled up some of the
floor hoards nnd poked into tha thatch.
The first thing he unearthed was the most |
savage-looking tarantula I oversaw. This1
fellow when in motion looked quite as large j
���*.** the crown nf a derby hat; hut when we
killed him ho waa coiled up Into a lump
about as big as your fist. After killing the
ground uphler, as the negroes call it, Moses
found n panful of centipods and scorpions
in the walls nnd thntch anil drove nut a few
hundred small lizards. I did not ml-id
(lie li/. irda, for they are playful aa kittens.
They nre not slimy like our northern
lizard*-, but clean and, always very pretty.
They are precisely like the chameleons the
fashionable girl had a fanoy for wearing a
few months ago.
used. It is a simple framework of wood,
hinged to the side of tbe stable immediately
back of tho stall, and so arranged that it
may bo folded by pulling on the rope. The
ends should project beyond the division of
tha stalls and bo about throe feet from the
floor, if tho animal is tied short it will hs
impossible for him to rub. Another plan
is to tlo a chain or rope across the roar of
stall, or a board may bo used instead,
being so arranged as to be easily removed.
The fold* ng plan, first described, Will prove
the moat convenient, and when not in use
may easily bo raised up out of tho way.
Economy of Jersey Cattle.
The lesson of tho nineteenth century has
been economy, Men consider now, not so
muoh what has been done, aa how it has
been accomplished. Thoscientific engineer
calculates exactly the increase of power
which nn exira pound of coal beneath his
boiler will produce, and tho most economic
amount to accomplish a certain work. The
tailor and the shoemaker no longer toll
and draw their thread from morning till
night; the genius ofthe age has pointed
the way to a production of shoes and
cents at an infinite reduction of cost. In all
linos of labor and trade tho rule holds truo
and nowhere are its workings better exemplified than in the field of agriculture
aud dairying.
In the vast industry represented by tho
cow, competition has caused new methods
to supersede the old. The dairyman-farmer
considers from an economic standpoint and
decides by actual test tho relative value of
different breeds. It la under such circumstances that the cattle of the Island of
Jersey have risen into prominence uutil,
received with almost universal favor, the
Jersey cow may rightly be called the
" Queen of the Dairy."
Originating, as is supposed by eminent
authorities, nn the coast of the continent
neighboring to the island whose name
they bear, this breed has ever been cherish-
itlied and protected by tho inhabitants of
fertile Jersey. As civilization advanced in
the eighteenth century, and ease of communication became more genoral, the famo
of this native breed spread, and the records
thoy were making, even in those early
times, astonished tho dairy world. From
**      when  the states of Jersey enacted
laws forbidding the importation of foreign
eattlo from Franco, to the present day, the
history of the Jersey breed of cnttile is
a story of progress and merit recognized.
The spirit of emulation and industry
raised among tbe Jerseymon has beon tho
means of making their island a place of no
small importance.
Tho reasons for the bo general adoption
of the Jersey as the cow for all purposes
aro numeroua and important. Along moat
lines tho Jersey has no superior. Quality
and quantity of butter produot, small cost
of keeping, the ability to trace hor pedigree
through many generations, these are some
of the points in whioh the Jersey is invulnerable. From being catted the "gentleman's
cow," her superiority has gradually asserted itself until, as a dairy cow, such
records nro registered by her as oau be
shown by no other breed.
The idea is prevalent that tho Jersey Is a
cow ouly to be owned by the wealthy
cattle breeder. No greater mistake could
1)0 made. Economy points to the Jersey
as tho cow also for him who uses but a
single head for family purposes. True,
the original expense may bo somewhat
greater for a Jersey of good breading than
for a cow of common stock. The utility of
the Jeney and her adaptability to all
situations were fitly praised in a recent
number of tho Countrt Gentleman t " The
Jersey cow that can average a pound of
buttor for 3(15 days In the year, with good
oare, is the cow for the millions, and it has
beeu proved that the Jersey will do this five
to one over all other breeds and with less
The Jersey has been well denominated a
milk machine. Usually small In size,
there is no room for surplus fat while she is
making the rich milk for whioh ahe is
noted, Mr. Wayback may coutinue to
feed a largo cow through many years, Iu
order that, finally, she may make more
beef, hut he who is ahreaat of the times
adopts tho economic Jersey. A beef breed
the Jersey is not; but over) part of tho
little cow has a use in producing the present
profit of her owner.
The cure and treatment of tho Jersey
must he basod, as with any olher breed,
on the broad foundation of common sense.
Different individuals of any breed require
different food and management. Fur docility tho Jersey has no equal; for hardiness
almost no superior, Braving without harm
the Blorms of a Canadian winter, acclimal-
ed with lho most encouraging success In the
warm states nf the South, ane thua far has
defied the complaints of tho croakers.
Bred tn and in through many generations
in that narrow land which is their ancient
home, antl always with their worth for
dairy purposes In view, the Jersey produces
milk richer hy far in the element of buttor
than that of any other breed. Tests in a
dlflerent direction have also revealed its
worth for cIiccbc making. Richer in color,
floor in quality, pre-eminently superior in
the quantity of butter product for a given
quantity of milk���such, in addition to commanding a higher price iu tho markets, are
some of the characteristics of the products
of the Jersey cow*.
To state facts concerning her performances Ib to argue moat cogently in favor of
Lhe Jersey. Her position to-day seems oue
of assured success. As in the past, when
hor merits become recognized, she was
warndy welcomed, so in the future hor
worth must gain her friends.
Thu danger is always greatest with cows
in good coudition and those whioh Are good
milkers. It is also greater when they have
boen fed previous to calving in a wny that
is calculated to produce a large flow of milk
as aoou aa they come In, It ia a matter,
therefore, thnt cannot receive too clone nt*
tent ion at the hands of dairymen. The Iosh
of any kind of cowa al any time cuts iu seriously upon the profits; but when tho very
best specimens aro lust,then tho matter becomes serious indeed, if tho loss can bo
prevented by attention to such simple detail bb those outlined n.x.vc, then the dairyman who neglects attention to thoao de-
| tails should not complain   If  this   dread
Why France Hates Italy.
The true cause of Frenoh hatred for
Italy il not far to aeek. Smarting
under the knowledge that lho French
armies had been defeated by the Germans,
and that these defeats would probably be
repealed were Franco to attack Germany,
the French lookod elsewhere for an opportunity of regaining their lost military
prestige. It was evident to every
Frenchman that if Italy stood alone she
oould easily be crushed by the overwhelm-
ng numbers of the French army, France
could thus gain military glory, ncw territory and a ready-made fleet.
Here, then, ia a glorious opportunity
waiting for the armies of France, and
nothing but that pestilent Triplo Alliance
stands in the way, This is the whole secret
of the growth and violence of French hatred
toward Italy. France wishes lo wage a
war in which victory would be reasonably
certain. Franco wonts iho superb Italian
fleet, the possession of whioh would give
her an overwhelming naval preponderance
in the Mediterranean. France wauls to
destroy Italian unity, so as to render any
futuro Triple Allianco Impossible, and to
strengthen the attachment of French
Catholics tothe republic by restoring the
temporal sovereignty of the Pope. And
nothing, ao the French believe, hinders
this desirable consummation except the
fact that behind the army of Italy are
ranged the armies of Austria aod Germany.
The particulars ot a remarkable cure of
consumption, after the patient had reached
the last stages, related in lhe article pub*
liahed lu laat week's issue under the head*
lug "An Open Letter from a Prominent I'liy-
aician," has caused much comment. It h well
k town thut physicians, as a rule,are averse
ti speaking words of praise for an advertised medicine, however meritorious it may
be, and when one of them casts thiB prejudice aside aod gives in --h-lu unvnrnishtJ
language the particultus uf a case t'ml
must tako rank among the most remarkable
iu the practice of medicine, it Is not only
a noteworthy triumph for the mediciue in
question, but alao reflects credit on the
physician who has cast slide hii profession*
al prejudice and givoa the result of his usu
ot the modicino for the benefit of suffering
humanity. In the artioles published fiom
time to time, vouched for by reliable newspapers, the public have had the strongest
evidence that Dr, Williams' Piuk Pills for
Pale People Is a medioine of remarkable
merit, and now to these ie added on the
authority of a well-known physician, over
his signature, the particulars of a oure
of consumption through the tiine'y use
pf Dr. Williams' famous Pink Pilla. It
cannot be too widely known thata remedy
|ias heen found that will cure this hitherto
jcadly and uuconquered disease, and If any
pf our readers have not read the article to
jrvhich we refer we would advise them to
ook up last week's issue and giro it a care-
*ul perusal. The facts related may prove
i valuable assistance in a time of need.
A Correction.
He���What is he going to do aftor he
Sho���Wouldn't it bo more appropriate to
ask * " Whom is he going to ao V
Cured the Doctor.
For some time past I suffered from
Mumps, Chills, and Liver Complaint. Aftor
uuiderable thought I adapted St. Leon
lincral Water with a view to cure, and I
u-sl cordially say I was surprised, but
.rceubly so, at the great change for tho
Jtur it has woiked In ine.
Dn. S. Geo. Paqvik, Quebec,
The Reason Why.
Mrs. Bagley���Why are you crying so,
Lucie, dear T   Is ��� imcono you lovo dead 1
Luolc��-W��� worso.   Ho���he'i married.
It is reported in Shanghai that the Emperor is dissatisfied with tho oourse
events are taking, and that affairs are gradually working towards a coup d'etat,
Ibsen's income tax has just been assessed
in Norway at ��335, based on a fortune of
of 944,000 and an income of $3,300
She���"Do you play croquet, Mr, Mild-
may?"   He���"Not without swearing."
iin** Invest Ina Lottery Tiri.ii ami I'l-rh
(Brlsa Small   Furl uae hlrli lo   ww>n
Leaa than a month ago 8. Lahishensky
was a poor, struggling young tail)!*, at 214
Jackson boulevard. To-day he fa oue of
the happiest men in Chicago, for dame
fortune his smiled upiu him in a most
substantial way and he ia the proud
possessor of quite a comfortable br-nk
account.    It happened in this way:
Mr. L-ihishensky is a Hebrew. He was
horn twenty-two years ago in the land of
tne Czar, where the Jews are much persecuted. Five year.' ago, alone, and almost
penuiiess, he left hia native and and sought
a homo in Amoiica, finally locating in
Chioige iu 1891. He had learned tailoring,
in Raisin aud at 214 Jackson boulevard he
started a little rcpiiring shop about tive
mouths ago.
On Priday, Aug. 10, W. Rothenberg, a
cuaiomor of Mr. Lahishensky, camo into thn
shop and chanced lo show two ono-twen-
tioth tickots in the Honduras National
Lot'nry (Louisiana S'ate Lottery) which he
had purchased for .***0 cents. Mr. Lahishensky oTercd to take one ot them, mors
as a jest than onght else, and was g'ven
ouo of ihe slips, for which ho gave Mr.
R-'.henhorg 23 centa The drawing took
plsae on Aug. 14 and Mr. Lnhiahensky was
surprised that the number on his ticket,
Itl 172, had drawn lho second capital priio
nf S'-W.OJO. He presented his ticket aud
last week received a utisok for $1,000, being
ihe oiie-twentioih to which he was entitled.
Mi*. Lihiahensky ia an industrious, enor '
gclic and deserving young man in whose
nan Is tho money will he. well spent, V\ hen
asked hy a ic-purtr-r for Tho Dispatch what
he intended to du with the money ho replied : "I am going to send a part of it to
my father nnd mother, who aro still ie
Kuisia. The remainder I shall use to en
large and expand my busines*, and to build
myaelf up in Chicago. I npproolute the
good fortune and I hive purchased another
ticket in the September drawing of the
Honduras National Lottery. That company is hones1; and prompt nnd paid my
prize without a quibble,"
W, Rothenberg, who held the other one-
ttveuiiotli of tho same number, lived at 2a
Newbury avenue, but when a reporter of
The Oispitch called there it waB found ho
had moved ; none of ids noighhois could
givo his presont address. Rut Mr. Lahishensky said he knew Mr. Rothenberg had
gotteu his money ul-o. Mr, Rothenberg
wrs a worklngman iu very moderate ctr-
oumaUncea, ami the monoy paid him by
the Honduras National Lottery company
will prove a blessing to him aud his family
and will bowell spent, no doubt.��� Chicago
(Ilia.) Dispatch, Sept. 14,
At the Front Door.
He���Can I see Mias Smith?
���Servant (who knows him)���No, Bir; she's
Out where ?   Out with some other
Servant���No, sir', she's out with   you,
"    That's what she told me, sir,
Hood's Cured
Others Failed
tcrofula In tha Neck-BunchM M
Con�� Now.
Sangorvlllc, Malno.
" G. I. flood & Oo., Lowell, Mass.:
'���(���ciuiemcn :-l ted that I cannot say enough
In favor of Hood's Sarsaparllla. For five years
I have been troubled witb scrofula lu my neck
and throat. Several kinds of medicines which
I tried did not du tne nny good, and when I commenced to take Hood's Sarsaparllla there were
largo bunches on my neck ao soro that I could
Hood's^ Cures
���lot hear tho slightest touch. When I had taken
ono bottlo ot this medicine, lho soreness hud
gone, aud betoro I had finished tho second tlio
bunches had entirely disappeared." Ulamcus
Atwood, Sangervllle, Maine.
N. Ii. If you decide to tako Hood's Sarsapa-
rlllii do not ho Induced to liny any other.
Hood's Plllff <--**ru constipation by roster-
Ing tho peristaltic actum ot theii'hiieiiUry canal*
You Get Strong,
liyou-ro aiirearu��***r'-rnn-nctTTr* woman,
with l>r. 1'ioiC's l-'avr-rlle Inscription.
Aud, if you su!*er from any "female complaint" or disorder, you get well. For
theso two tilings���do build up women's
strength, and lo cure women's ailments���
this is tho only modicino that's guaranteed*
If it doesn't cure, in every caie, your money
is relumed. Ou these terms, what else call
bo " just as good" for you to buy? The
"Prescription" regulates and promotes all
the natural functions, never conflicts with
them, and is perfectly harmless in any con*
dition of  the female syrtem,    it improves
MgeitioD, enriches the blood, brings refreshing Bleep, nud restores health and
/���gor.    For    ulcerations,   displacements,
���earing-down sensations, periodical pains,
ind every chronic weakness or irregularity,
' 's a remedy that safely and permanently
Tho inhabitants of Munes, France, aro
very indignant   because tho Perfeot hai
forbidden an announced bull-fight.
Charlatans and Quack:.
Have long piled their vocation oo lhe suffering peda.lt* of the people. The knife hai
pared to the quick ; caustic applications
have tormented tho victim of corns until
tho conviction shaped itself���there's no
oure. Putnam's Paiuless Corn Extractor
proves on what slender basis public opinion
often rests. If you suffer from corns get
the Extractor and you will be satisfied.
Sold everywhere.
Mr, Louis Oothmann, the Chicago as
tronomer, reaffirms his discovery of what
seems to be a sign of vegetation in the
The Troe of Heaven Is tho common name
for lhe Ailanthui, a very topical, looking
tree. Brown Bros. Co., Toronto, Ont., tell
ns that itis not a very satisfactory grower
for our seotion. Thii house wish an agent
here. Tuey pay salary and expenses and
offer liberal inducements.
Admiral de Qama asserts that there has
beon rioting in Rio de .Janeiro, lasting five
days, aocompanied by outrages on Portuguese merchants, instigated by President
Get Rid of Neuralgia.
There Is no use In fooling with neuralgia.
It ii a disease that gives way only to the
most powerful remedies. No remedy yet
discovered has given thi grand results that
invariably atteudi the employment of Pol*
son's Nerviline, Nerviline is a positive
specific for all nerve pains, and ought to be
kept on hand in every faintly. Sold every
where, 25 cents a bottle.
No great ts done by falterers who ask for
certainty. No good is certain but the steadfast mind, the undivided will to seek the
good.���Oeoigo KHot,
Cold in lho head���Naial Balm gives instant relief; speedily cures.   Never fails.
���lack��� "That girt next door sings like
a lark���or should I saya nightingale."
Tom���'-Both. A lark, you know, sings by
day and a nightingale hy night."
Recipe,���For Making a Dellcloua
Health Drink at Small Cost.
Awim*'Root Hear Kxtraot one boltl-i
Klulrichmatin's Yeoat half a cake
Hugar ....two pounds
Lukewarm Water Lwo gallons
DIshoIto Iho sugar nn* roast In lho watat
mid the extract, and buttle; plaoe ina warm
plltoe for twenty-four hours until It fernionti,
then place on lee, when It will open sparkling
and .lolielutis.
Tho root ho-r can be obtained In all ���tru-I
uml grocery riorenin II and -.'. coot bolllos to
make i.wo uml ?1 vogallou-i
mtfi Witjr** ��.-,';.*
"""'  ""'el.-'  '^'.V'���?*-"**-'
G0c*.S.      .
SLOO Bottlo.
Ono cent ndc
It 13 Bold on 0
S-(3ti*.   1'j cares
irenteo hy all drug**
_.  _.���*ipiont Ooiicti-r.i.ilou
ths heat Ooual. tiid C.-uun C * re.  .
S-Jt*A**m***X33l*ezw-0 nn.1
tii.ttoi''.i\r.-> |i-'ini:ui(*iiiiycured,
������oiuiviij-eeive-.  fnm mmmiitood.
\\ rite for ciivulur-.        ft Khutur til., Toronto.
MANHOOD Wrecked & Rfscnea
Uy W. J. Huntkii, Ph.D., D.D. A series o
chapters to men on social purity and right Hv
Ing. It lfl written In plain language that at
mny understand. Livo ARents wanted. Olr
cularu containing term*) sent on application
WiuoiM. liwaus. PuULUhu. Toronto, OoW
In     TpE-MOJiT
Do You Cough?
It la a sure sign of mahneu.
Vou need more than a toalo.
You need
the Cream ot Cod-liver Oil
and II ypophosphltos.not only
to cure tho Cough but to give
your system real strength.
Physicians, the world over,
endorse It,
Don't bi deceived by Sebitlhitnl
Voir ProEU
Buhr Stone Chopper
Qrinda everything, even to the finest eeeda,
stones lut * lifetime.
Iron platen,  chilled 1-lti. am not In It with
French Buhr **Moi*en. ti inched thick.
I Chilled Olear Through.
Easy to run, simple, durable, fast-Writ* oa.
Waterous, |
Ko opens September 8, IBM.
Ail teaohor-i honor cradnato-i of universities
or collcg')-* Iin-'uli.r court-m-i for j-nulnation
!:i iititttturo uml ueieiicc, mimic, art, elocution.
otc,    KxcL-iiunt accommodation, Inspiring in*
Ktructor-*, rcilnin-r its-ioulatloni nmi pleasant
���mrroundtngn.   Addi'd*-* iho I'rinclpitl,
A. BUUN& S.T.D., L.L.D
HI-LKNPID ItECOUDof nix candldatou for
S.'niin* Matriculation. All woro nuodesstul.
('miilldatcs preptimd for teachers' ourllflcatoi.
Diploma*** awarded lu Commercial Science,
Aliii-le, Flue Arts, Klocut'on. Will rcopon
Thursday. S-tpiombar Gth, '111.
For calendar address
l-itlNUll-Ar. DYElt, M.A..D.D.
(Alb. mi
Model 1893
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"I  ll.llHlill.tll."
A JHt'tionary of
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VUtti.n, $tc.\
r s.siijiit'ijH'i'iiiirtwwi
lloa.D.-!. Brswsr,
tulles   ot tin   '   H-
1 Yo]irt,
| the ono
fruiiu-wnd"!? Vail ail
dr-vit stnntlnrd authority, J
1   Sea.ltorfi-wiwn.nslil.to-niJiii-Ltiifi��pi*��lmen ,-^_. -
:     '     ftprtaWM. Mnss.*V.9.A.
���    ���K*r!iouotbnyiTprlnUoriinclent*^Uoni.
Canada. .   .
I have been drinking St. Loon Mineral Water
regularly for four years, and consider It the
very best thing to drink while In general training. It b an excellent regulator, navlng own*
pletelj* Ared me of constipation and kidney
W. IL Hablitt. 385 Manning Are,,
Champion Pedestrian of Canada*
St Leon Mineral Water Oo'y, Ltd
Bead Offlra-Klng 11W.. Toronto.
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Now that the nito of Russia is daily
expected to breath his last the attention
of thc world is directed to his reign nnd
thc man himself. It is generally conceded thnt, all things considered,he has made
n good sovereign, and the chief objection
of Socialists against him is that he has
perpetuated a system of government
which is essentially despotic. But for an
absolute monarch he has been a liberal
ruler, loyal to his country and interested
in the welfare of his people. He has
been a man of peace, and had he not
been kept back by the nobles would have
effected important reforms which must
now await upon the opportunities and
inclinations of his successor. His
has not been a happy personal reign.
His life has been sought on more thin
one occasion and his responsibilities, perplexities and troubles have been such as
to make him about thc last of mortals to
be envied.
It is said that the agents of the various
powers will -shortly hold a conference
with a view of securing a board of mediation to arbitrate between Clvna and Japan
.Such a move would be eminently proper,
China did not want war, and Japan flew
lo arms without reasonable provocation.
She should be made to call a halt. The
civilisation of China may not be of the
highest form.nor the Chinese ofthe highest type of humanity, but does that justify
their butchery? Corea with her I6,ooo,
000 should be independent, and the ambitious Japs should learn to respect the
rights of her less martial neighbor. There
is no more virtue in national brutal force
than in individual strength. The Japs
can best distinguish themselves in the
aits of peace which "hath her victories
no less renowned than war."
In every town there ought to be kept
up a reading room, if it would do its full
duty to thc people. Churches must he
maintained to foster thc higher and spiritual life. They may not be perfect, no
one suppose*; them to be, but without
their aid society lapses into barberism.
The news paper, if true to its profession,
is a beacon light, furnishing the news,
irradiating intelligence, strengthening the
hands of the government in needed and
useful ways, Upholding Uw. order, and
morality and aiding public enterprises.
The schools are tin very foundations
of society and do a necessary work.
But where a town has reached the numbers and importance nf this, there should
also he some provision made for a Reading Room. The town has many home-
less people; for without a family a cabin
is not a home. Young men need some
place to which they may go of an evening
without being forced to lounge about
either stores or hotels. On evenings on
Which there is no amusement, what better place fnr them to go th.in a reading
room? For those of us who are better
situated, nnd hnve plenty of reading, is
there not a duty incumbent to visit those
rooms nnd occnsinnnlly spend nn hour
there il only by way cf encouragement,
nnd to keep up the interest? Let the
merchant, the minister, thc doctor the
editor the business mnn, nil classes, drop
in frequently. The social feature which
this would add would be worth the
trouble, and we may be sure that under
these circumstances the homeless young
mnn, the man without much variety of
literature, those for whom the rending
room would be the greatest boon, would
avail themselves of its privileges.
We do not, or should not live for ourselves alone. We arc our neighbors
keepers; and if we do not sacrifice a little of our time for the encouragement of
measures to benefit others we may be
sure that the penalty of our selfishness
will be visited upon us in thc form of increased lawlessness, and disorder, the
blight of which may reach many a home
and taint thc social atmosphere.
An effort is being made to organize a
mock parliament by a few earnest friends
ofthe Reading Room, for the purpose of
importing now life and vigor into it. A
meeting will be held to night at thc
rooms at 8 p. m, and we trust tbat the
project may not fall through for want of
interest on the part ofthe public*.
Emerson wns ofthe race of the mystics,
yet remarkable for his practical widsom.
He is associated with lhe movement
known as Kew England Transcendentalism, and although seeking no leadership
and encouraging no school, he was the
highest expression of that movement, and
was recognized as a guide ind philosopher.
The testimony of Tyndall and others
shows the influence of Emerson in fostering the best mental and spiritual life. He
is revered for his ever timely thought
and st unless personality. He is stilt an
inspiration to high-mincfea; "a friend and
aider of those, who live in the spirit."
His poems possess the same quickening value which" U ^le^iiality of lhe essays. Emerson jjnimetl no system. He
was a seer and mystic. He was not a
reasoncr, and he'euppjies not argument.
But bis centraJijhng " faith, which gave
���spiritual cpflfcrbrice th all his teaching,
was a de^Jht* and living theism- To him
God was HmT one reality, and true life the
unqualified,obedience to spiritual laws.
Tohimtnfth was vital. It was something to live by, and he lived it. It
was not views he held, but realities.
"The ono universal mind," he said, "is in
us; let \i* obey it.*1 "If mankind," again
hefsays, "is to be raised to a higher plane
of happiness and worth, it can only be by
the resolutiiin of each to live his own life
with fidelity and courage." "All things
arc moral,*' was his teaching. "So do we
put one life into every act,"
Emerson's gospel was optimistic and
inspiring. It was embodied in his own
gracious personality no less than in his
suggestive woids. ' He wilt teach us the
much unheeded lesson "that Ought, that
Duty, is one witli science, with beauty,
and with joy,"
Thc following property on the estate
of the late John Hetherington will be sold
by auction at the farm on Thursday the
8th day of Nov. The sale will commence at toa. m.
One Pedigree Clyde Stallion, Ear! of
Moray.   One Mare and Colt.
Twenty-four head ofHeef Cattle from
2 years old and upwards. One Cow and
Calf.   Sixtv-five Sheep.
Two Plows, One Wagon. One pair
of Dob Sleighs. One set of Double
Harness also other Harness.
About 35 tons of Hay and a quantity
of Straw. Some Household Furniture
By Order of the Executors,
Mr, Geo. Roe, customs officer has
authority to collect at! debts due me, and
receipt therefor Persons are requested
to make payments to him, or lo my brother, Mr. Robert Grant, at Union.
99-2in J. J- Grant.
AH persona having claims against tbe
estate of tlie late Juhu Hetherington are
requested to present the same, and all persona indebted to the above estate a-e hereby wtitled to pay the same to John Mundell, collector for the estate.
By order of the executors.
TENDERS will be received by th) undersigned for the purchase of the farm
known as the Gordon farm, situated n*-ar
Courtenay, being Section 6*2 on the Official
plan or Survey of Comox, and containing
one hundred and fifty eight acres, more or
Parties sending in tenders will specify
whether for superficial purchase o- coal
rightes included.
Application to be made and Tenders to
be mailed either to John Pawson, Nanaimo
or to
G. F. Cane,
Assmsmrnt Act 1891 and Amesdmksts
NOIIUE is hereby given that a Court
of Revision and Appeal under the
Assessment Act,* will bo held in the Court
Home, Comox, on Wednesday, D**cemb*.r
5th at the hour of 2 p. m.
Comox, B. C. (By order!
Oct, 18th, 1804. W. B. Anderson,
A session of the County Conrt will be
held in the Court House at Comox, Wednesday, Deo. 5th next at 2 p. m.
II. Stanton,
Oct. 18th 1894. Kngistra.
WANTKD.-AOTIvk, HOHBST ("Ikntlkman
or I-Aiir Ui travel reiirfwenllnu established, ro*
Untile huiisi*, Hnlnrj |li*> monthly nnd truvol*
Inn uxponscs, with Incrtmso if suited. KncUwo
rnforunco and self addrossod stamped on vnloi����.
  317 Omaha Building. Chicago.
J. A. Cathew
���Cl-TXOIT, B. O-
Funeral Directors and Emhauiers
Ornduatcu of Um Oriental, Kureka,
and United States Colleges of Km*
balrntr-g s
Nanaimo, U. C.
For Sale
My farm of 113 acres, with coal right,
also stock and farm implements.
James Clark.
Comox, B.C.
All persons driving over thewhaif
or bridges in Comox district fuster
than a walk, wil) be prosecuted accord
ing to law.
8. Oreeoh
Gov. Agent.
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.
��� BTlftTi    ESTATE���
We supply the best of
Bread. Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and FridaysandatUnion
every week day.
wedding cakes a Speciality.
Painting, Fapnr Hanging, Etc
During the Fall and Winter
months I will attend to jobs for
farmers and others of inside
painting, papering, etc, at quite
reasonable rates. Any word
left at The News Office will receive prompt attention.
UNION, 33. O.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmithing and  Tin   Work
Dingwall Building.
Co**-ox, B. 0.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Grant & L. Mounce, Proprs.
province of British Coi.umiua.
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, ofthe
United Kingdom of Great IJrilam
and Ireland, Quekn, Defender of
lhe Faith, &c, &c,
To Our faithful thc Members elected to
serve in the Legislative Assembly of
Our Province of liritish Columbia at
Our City of Victoria���Gkketing.
Tikomiw Bum 1 TTTHEREAS, Wc are
Attorucyt.encml j V*/    (lcsiruus'alld re.
solved, us soon as may be, to meet Our
people nf Our Province of British Columbia, and to have their advice in Our Legislature;
NOW KNOW YE, that for divers
causes and considerations, and talcing into consideration the ease and coiiven-
veniem e of I 'ur loving subjects, Wc have
thought fit, by and with the advice of Our
Executive Council of the Province of
British Columbia, to hereby convoke,
and by these presents enjoin you, .ind
each of you, that on Monday, the Twelfth
day of the month of November, one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-four,
you meet Us in Our said Legislature or
Parliament of Our said Province, at Our
Citv of Victoria, For THE DISPATCH
OF BUSINESS, to treat, do. act, and
conclude upon those things which in Our
Legislature of the Province of British
Columbia, by the Common Council of
Our said Province may, by the favor of
God, be ordained.
In Testimony Whereof, We have
caused these Our Letters lobe made
Patent and thc Great Seal of the
said Province to be hereunto affixed;
WITNESS, the Honourable EDGAR
Dewdney, Lteutenant��Govenor of
Our said Province of liritish Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our
said Province, this Twenty-seventh
day of September, in thc year of Our
Lord onc thousand etjfht   hundred
, and   ninety-four, and in  the lifty-
-eight year of Our reign.
By Command.
provluoia Swctarrf.
1F you wiih tnedlcin* or drug* of
1 anj kind write or wnd lo u> riu
II. Bowet, taiWt.27 JobnatoD HL
Vlcori*. B. C. Mail order- hav
protn-jt -ttioiuion Alloommunieat-
loin ���irlctlr confidential. Cut thn
out and paste It ia your hat for
future reference.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
���f. Sbarp,  Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the large farming settlement of Comox,
Trcut aie plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
^fjf>     General Teaming
^��5*. and
Oomox, B, G,
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamr-r JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers
and frolxlit mny offor
Leavo Victoria, Tuesday, 7 A. m,
"  Nanuimo for Comox, Wedmurltiy, 7 a. m
Leave Comox for Nanaimo, Fridays, 7a.m.
" Nanaimo for Victoria Saturday, 7 a.m
Leavo for Valdes Island once eaoh month
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.  21,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Thursday Nov. 1st, 1834,   Trains run
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on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Return Tickets will bo Usual between all
points for a faro anil a quarter, K"od for roturn not later than Monday.
Upturn Ti-ski-ts for one anil a half ordinary
fnro may ho purchased dally to all polnta,
good for  Bovoii iliya, iiieludln*-' day of iu-mu.
No Iioltirn Tickets Issued for a face nnd a
quarter whoro tho single faro Is twonty-flvo
TliroUKli rates bet woon Coniox nnd Viotoria.
MiloaKo and Cominutfon T'ckots can ho oh
l nin��*(l on n|*|ili(.*'-1 ion to Ticket Agent, Victoria
Prosidond Oen'I Supt.
Gen, ProigUnndPMU-u-** Ait,
Ths loading hotsl in Ccwoxdistricfc.
Mew uid handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing dose
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with ths
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Yarwood & Young,
Hamsters, So'icitors, Sec. Office Cor
liasion nnd Commercial St., Nanaimo, If, C
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. O.
\V. E. Mc Canney Chemist,
Pure l)'Uj(�� ChriniufiU and  Put mil
Physicans Prnsciptlons snd allonlcrs tilled
with oure and dispatch. P. O. box Vi
li McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmiths.
-CUT  FTbTOW&er-
Eiii on Yonr Wort
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Haslam, Prop. Mill St.. PO Box 35. Tel. Ill
Nanaimo B. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
lilinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds nf wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Redwosd.
All orders accompanied with CASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and ontside towing done at reason
able rates,
All Kinds of
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly fiiled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
Waverly J
X House.
Tjisrioi-r, b- o-
This  Magnificent  Hotel  Building
Will be Opened fop the Reception of Guests July 1.
Fines', Appointments.
Best Table. Splendid -"ample
Hooms   and   Reasonable   Rates
A, Li
Wood & Kilpatrick,
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish Rigs at Reasonable Rates
Give them a call
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in Ricycles. Agent for Iiiai.t-
ford Uicyclc Co., H. P, Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Hcaston, Humber,
Ullage, New Howe and Whitworth. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Tulips. Hyacinths, Crocuses, Daffodils, and
Iilllies now ruii'ly for planting.
I-ariti-nud complete stock of one and two-
-fear-old biiuJI fruit plnnt*- and troos.
Fine- assortment of two nnd t)ireo<year*old
Apple, Penr, Plttm, Prune, Cherry and Apricot
trees. Buy your slock of first hands. No travelling aaonLs, no goods on commission. Estl*
mutes glvnn on your Hit. bend for catalogue
beforo ordering.  Address.
Sin.       Mt Ha��uaitP.O���Vanoo��TerlaC.
Big Salvage Sall
The Great Sloan & Scott Salvage Sale commences
Wednesday, Oct. 17. All that fine stock will be cleared
out at salvage prices. Doors thrown open at 9:30 a. m.
and closed at 6 p. m. every-day except Saturday.
Cash  only   during sale.
49 Commercial St.
Nanaimo, B. C.
Union Clothing Store
Union, IS. C.
Have Just received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds fnr
Suitings.    Also Keep Ready Made Clothing, Hats, Shoes and
**^The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly fitting garments and the best
of workmanship.
Stage and Livery,
0���      ���
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always nHand
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done,  ,'.
1&cQ,1JTTjTjJa.2<T So a-JLlv*rOB;B.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
         UANUFACTUBER OF        	
Sarsapsralla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brandt of  Lager Beer,  Steam Beer and Porter.
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
Get Suited.
J. Abrams, the clothier of Union has a
fine of 1400 samples to choose from for
suitings, ranging from $22 per suit upwards.   Perfect fit guaranteed
C. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public. Conveyancing
in all its branches. Office Comer,
cial St, Nanaimo.
Society    Cards
I.O. 0. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. 0. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited te attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Looge No 14A.F .& A.M.,B.C.K
Courtenay 11. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John ILiird
K. R.S.
C. 0. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0
O. F. meet in the old North Comox
school house every second Monday at 8
p. m. Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
Union Clothing Store
Oooda At Coat.
For the next thirty days you can pur-
chase at the Union Clothing Slore Cloth
ing, Hats, Boots, Shoes, White and Col-
ord Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Gents under
Clothing, Socks, Overalls, Cordigan Jack
ets at cost. The above goods all new.
Please call and inspect goods. Suits
made to order at the lowest possible price
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor. Office in nd
Hat, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street     ���   Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   tbe   finest   ctgares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a superior article for the same money?
O. H. Fechner.
Shop: Late Drug store.
Union, B. 0.
G. B. Leighton
At the Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and Notions ot all kinds.
Union  Mines, B C.


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