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UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, OCT, 29,   1895.     $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
Hut cannot sri.i. hoods at cost on crkdit; consequently
on anii AtTiiR April ist 1 will no rusinkss on thk CASH
OfNo Skimping in Weights and Mcnsureslfc*! at tbe
JAMES McKIM, Union, B.C.Mar.2o!.i8Q5.
-��� Union, B, 0, ���
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
The Above Stores Adjoin, Wbere Everything ofthe Eest in their Reepeetive
lines will be found.
A. \V. Mclntyre  Prop.
Wall Paper
Paint Store
��� And���-
Tinting and
A  Specialty
All   orders promptly attended  to.
Old Drug Store. Union,  B.C.
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
JJ~iQlJJ~ZJA~i���    BROS.
Fall   Neckwear
Fall   Shirts
Fall   Suiting
in all the Latest Stvles
in   Endless Variety   '
in all the  Newest  Styles
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
UNfox, ii. <;.
j. itRtrcK, Pitr.s.
OPKN  IROM 6 A. M. TO 2 A. M.
Realty Investment k Trust
Agency & Mining Mange.
I.ols in Kaslo both in city and nctr
lldllilion on exceptionally low rates nnd
easy terms.
Merchants books balanced and bills
Agent for Union,
SHOT son
An Esteemed Citizen  the Victim
The Small Boy Dia it With His
Uttle Gun*
On Saturday between 2 and 3 o'clock,
Mi*. Jfthn Cain-in, one of our int.-1 esteem
ed citizens, nged about 50, was shot and
dangerously wounded by a 22 breach air
gun in tlie hands of a *n year old boj,
Tliere were four of the boys together at
the time, out target shooting on the railway track a few rods west of Grant &
Mounce's saw mill. Their names are
Billy Home, aped n; Hilly Vass, .aped
15; Joseph Walker, titffed 9; and Andrew
Thompson, aye between 6 and 7. The
gun was in the hands of Billy Ilortio.
Mr. Calnan was about9$ feet distant, just
in the edge of the woods, and was partial
Iv sitting down when he saw the
foovs with the gun pointed towards him.
He instantly.arose and while in the act
of doing so was shot, the ball striking
him in the left hip., lie managed to
walk up to the office of Grant & Mounce
to give in his time, he having been at
work at the mill, and from there went' to
the office of Drs. Lawrence & Westwood,
nobodv assisting him, amused nt his
wound and nnt supposing it serious. The
doctors perceived the gravity of ihe case
and probed for the ball but failed to locate it. It had parsed buck towards the
spine. The great danger comes from
the fuel that the cartridges user! lor thee
guns have more or less verdigris on them
which is of course poisonous.
The hoys were up .Saturday night be-
for* J. Abrams, S.M. and \V.1J. Wa'ker
J. P. and put under bonds to appear
when called for���investigation awaiting
the result of  Mr.Cnlnan'*? injuries.
Wis it an accident, or was tbe shot
fired through malicious mischief? That
question will be answered by the evidence when it is taken. It is understood
thut Mr. Calnan claims the boys saw hini,
and were apparently ^talking about him,
laughing etc. Th, boys.all deny seeing
him and claim thev were unaware of his
presence. An examination ofthe (.-rounds
shows he must have been m plain sight
and a'tine drawn from where Hilly Home
stood to the point where Calnan was shot
would leave the tree against which a
board was placed as a mark to be shot at
some feet 10 tbe right. Hut ibe aim may
have been careless���a boys shot, and no
opinion should be formed until all the evi
dence is u"idted.
There i.s one feature in the case about
which all good citizens can agree upon,
and that is in condemnation of young
bnvs caiTvin-i.' guns of anv description.
Tbe law prohibits youths under 16 years
of age fiom the use of guns, and pi rent a
should, in every case where tliis rule is
transgressed in their own family, take pas
session of thc gun, and keep it frnm their
boys. The police, loo kre urged to enforce the law in all cases without fear or
favor. The small boy with a gun ran no
longer be tolerated and the sale of guns
or ammunition lo them must also be stop
ped. It i.*. needW-to say that Mr. Cai*
nan and his family have tliis sympathy of
ihe entire community.
Wc have now a resident dentist wiih us
Dr. W. S.Ua'by lately of Victoria having
opened an office here for thc prat tice of
his profession. He may he found in
Grant & Co's block opposite the Waverly House.
At the Methodist church, tbe service
will be conducted as usu.tl by Kev. Mr.
Sutherland, the pastor.
In the morning thc subject wall he,
The miracle ofthe loaves and fishes. The
evening subject is���Is a Teetotaler a
crank or a hero?
The tug Acton led on the zy\ for the
north with 26 tons of Coniox coal.
The Teptc left on the 23th lor Vancouver with 310 ions of roal for the C. I*. R,
and the iugar refinery.
The Thistle was in and took coal for
the fisheries, up north.
Thc Rainbow left on the 24th wiih 245
tons of coal for tbe C. V, N. Co, Victoria.
The San Mateo left on the 25th for
Port Los Angeles, with 4,400 tons of coal
for the Southern Pacific.
Thc Mineola left on the28th with 4,420
tons of coal for I'ort I,os Angeles, consigned to the Southern Pacific.
The Richard III is due, also the Costa
Rica is due.
The mail will be distributed tomorrow
( Wednesday ) in the new po*,t offi :e, in
the  Dunne block, on Dunsmuir  avenue  ���
gl ffoofe
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and  Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc.,  etc., etc
What in more exhilarating than a flying
trip into thn country. Tao lint requisite i*��
n fj-'vid hitr-e aud husray, aod ttiu* Rncond is
a lino day in the fal*. Th��o given few
'things nr*-* nlea-anter. The treea mom to
wa^e their lirano'irt* at ynu in welcome an
you pass. The little glimpai-s of oleming,
megestive of picture** in the forest cluinptt
fm pleasant Mirpriitf-it. The -fl-ecy ch-mlt*
harneaand to tie uhariofcsot the ��**>��� join vou
in thc raoe. The borne if a noble animal
arches his neck and tinter* into tlm tpirit uf
tho trip. Thn bird* dodge about from tree
In trpr and branch to branch and if hiy dont
nVr there never wan any PUch thing.
Ynu are now at a vi 11 �����(���**���., but do not slack
your spi-eri for lhat is not your destination.
It is early and tbe dew drops glintcn like
phr-a head* in tbe reddeninfz auu and tho
0 twrrB open their eyes enquiringly. Now
ond then a window is rai-eil. betraying a
friendly face, and from unine yard cmes the
cheery salutation, " HaHi. thm*!" Von return thegneting, hnt still (irive nn.
t'p the valley you go. aloof*: the woodliued
ban!*: of a stream, whof-i* bright water*
H<-Bh between the tree? BPiile1* of beauty.
Th*n ynu own far** n, naiih aho-vintf an indi-
vi duality, mt-re'tin**; in itsdf. A wood-
pec er'u blow falls npnn your ear vith the
lek'ularity of the woodman'** axe ond a Btmir
rei darts out .ier***'*-* the mad nnd nimbly
e)indi* a tree. Yon bear the clatter of a
homes' hoof"?, coming towards ynu and tbu
rine of your own animal'a fe<-t upon the gra
v*-llv road is ai mi lib-a itas one man'** footfall is from another'*, The farm*, give plaee
tn the wnndd again and the fo* ncrfs cleared
here and there, with their rnnncst dwellings
preen natehe-i and atniltug fjurden*, ar�� the
reward of yf-a****- nf toil Rut lot us drive in
n1' to"iB lane nnd rest our good hor*e, aud teat
the lioanitaltty of the dweller?. Ah, we do I
not int-an t-^at, Imt ra*h*r to enjoy a hospitality which has become proverbial.
Some one take* tlie horse, and he is pnnn
in the barn and yonrcelf in the hou**e river*
wbftmed with friendly greeting. Thore ia
nothing Malted or artificial ahout it. And
ymi must stay t'i dinner. After a bit ofa
reat ynu take a stroll to allow the pood
housewife time to prepare the meal. A \Aaii,
��ant companion���if the plaoe affords one as
it soreeM-pps does ���makes the walk deljpht
ful, Yon pass along the road through the
clearing in the warm son. but stop at the
border of the forest who-ne nhadeH yon do not
c*.ro to enter. Whit a charm haa the wood
girt clearing ! Ah you eta'td nud wa*e'i it
as Home genuine pic nro, how itp charms
grow upon you ? Tt iafl-xided with au-ifhtiifl
which lights up ovf ry rhmg buriii��hitig it, as
with gold. You liftten and the very jrillnens
grows audible. How (-nothing to the nerves
it* the sensation produced by nature's sur-
rnnndingp, I>oea nnt. the earth bave a
heart*beat to which, ut such a time our owu
Rut we must whim fnrdinner. Tt proves
a bountiful foash, npio��d with pleasant con*
vertation* and when it is over, we linger
awhile, and then regretfully take nur departure. Varying ai much a-i pOKaiblo our route
tl t r-'luvn l;u;';s nothing in enjoyment. Natures phaaas shou'cons'unt cbunge ofendlesx
surprises and brautiful unfoldings, aud he
wh obo ear Is attuned to her haru-ouiei is never outiated with bur uhiirma.
Opposite KllpatPlek's Uvepy.
A meeting of the creditors of Robb
Graham tool; place at Judge Abrams of
fice L'nion on Friday afternoon. Mr.
Graham proposed that the creditors
should select trustees to lake over the
business and property and manage tbe
same for the benefit of the creditors, a*
grecing that until tbey could Hnd a tenant, to run the place without charge. He
declared ���-1-1* ne u;ts wi!lir,x lo pay the
creditors dollar for dollar as soon as able
to ilo so. It is understood tbat Wm.
Lewis who has a mortgage on tin: house
will allow it to stand over another year.
The creditor:- selected as trustees Harry Hamburger and Robert Grant.
On Friday, Nov. 1, there will be a
Pleasant Hop at the Riverside Hotel,
Courtenay. Those social dances have al
ways pro"ed very enjoyable nfi-iirs.
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
I\ I ortgages pu rchased. I n-
surance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. 0. Drawer I -
Investment security  Savings Co.
AdvRticoB   mono**  for  Building.
Iil.*i:[*er  for  Ilannimo,   Wellington
and   Cumberland.
Head oflice, Commercial Street Nanaimo, IJ. C.
Miss Loigh-Spenccr visits l'nion from
this date on every boat succeeding payday, for collecting dues, and advancing
tbe Company's business. Parties call at
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting following Thursday
evening at 7.30.
Fxre,   Life,   Accident   Insurance,
Koal Estate.
Mrs. J. S. Kendell bas received her
new consignment of Taney liirds and
Wings, and
in fashionable shapes and colors. Sbe bas
also a lot of nicely ready, trimmed bats,
and a complete line of ribbons, and v-.il!
aim to do a cash business and compete
with eastern houses it) the matter of both
styles and prices. V*^VVWv^ii\
Slew 200 Indians for tlie Massacre of Ms Family,
A Terrible Btory of ib�� Early Sixties���What
iV(\.im*Hf the Avf-nt;ti*B Parent *.*���Hla
Awful Title of Bloody BualpB.
Colonel John T. Mabbltt, n resilient
ot Cleveland, who was long prominent
* in the wars made against tbe Indians,
��� says the St. 'Louis Globe-Demlocrat,
tells an Interesting story of life In tbe
early days on tbe frontier, and of bow
a MlBSOurlan got revenge fur tbe Blny-
Ing of bis family. A man named Ambrose* Saunderson started in June,
1SGJ, with his family nmi a few household goods in a covered wngon fn.m
his homo In an Interior town in Missouri for tbe west. After renebing
Omaha he beaded due west- boning to
find a location that would please liim
somewhere along tbe llattc Kiver.
His family consisted of a wife, a boy of
li and a girl of 10 years, and a boy
12 years of nge whom he bad adopted,
Saunderson, not being able lit fall in
witli a party or wagon train bound
west, decided to push, along alone. He
was a man of great nerve, over six
feet tall, long limbed, about <K) years
of age, and kuew no fear.
The soldiers at tbe fort in Omaha
tried to dissuade tlie pilgrims from
going into tbe Indian couutry alone,
us in those days tbe red men were
verv hostile, aad It was but a short
ride from the Missouri River into their
country. Saunderson paid no attention
to warnings, and the lone emigrant
family kept going and going, hy some
^strange, luck avoiding the Indians
until they made a stop ou the Loup
fork of 'the Platte Kiver near tbo
centre of the then Territory of Nebraska. What followed, said Colonel
Mabbltt to ti reporter, was told by
The family was living in the wagon,
wbicjb had beea placed near a clump
of trees, vrlutcs a bus was being built
a little way otf for the home of the
emigrants. One morning the horses
broke awav, and Saunderson started
out to secure them. Tbey had wandered away nearly ten miles, aud
Saunderson had a hard chase to re-
euver-theni, but finally did so, and
returned to tlie camp bite in tiie
afternoon. An awful discovery awaited him, During his absence tbe Indians
had attached the camp, aud every
member ot tbe family had beeu killed
aud scalped. The wagon and all its
contents had. been burned, but a lot
of powder, lead and caps that Saunderson had buried in tbe grove was
found, the Indians having overlooked
them. A rifle and shotgun hail been
left near the wagon, and the lone
man made out tbat four of the Indians had beea killed or wounded before tbey had got to close quarters.
When Saunderson had burled thc
bodies be took a solemn oath that he
would devote the rest of liis life to
exterminating redskins, and all ofthe
BCOUts and Indian fighters know how
lie kept it.
A strong party of-hunters, bound
for the Laramie mountains, came
along the next day and Saunderson
joined them nnd WOS witb them three
weeks be.ore they reached Fort Laramie. Buffalo Bin was tit tbe bead of
the party and every pointer on Indian
lho possible was given the maa. He
traded oif his guns and got an armament of a heavy rifle, two Colt revolvers aad a big hunting knifG. Colonel
Mabbltt was attached to Fort Laramie as a Government scout and tried
to dissuade Saunderson Irom his project. "When he saw he could not do
bo he gave bim all the advice he could.
He got hini a suit of buckskin and
helped htm to mold DOO bullets, got
him a reliable compass and rode with
him for two days into tbe Cheyenne
country. The Cheyennes had done
Saunderson uo wrong, but tbey were
hostile and one Indian was the same
as another to him. It was three
months be.ore the man returned to
the fort, and he then had tho scalps
of twenty-one Indians to prove that
he bad wasted no time while absent.
He wus more clieer.ul than when he
lei't and told*Colonel Majbbltt some of
his adventures.
Soon tutor 1 left him lie discovered
the trail o! an Indian village on the
move. This hu followed until he found
the Indians uu a creek In a long, narrow valley. lie hid bis horso iuul
spare baggage away in a cave and
prowled about ln search ui prey. The
herd of ponies was fastened above the
Village and thu White man's horse was
bidden. His lirst victim was an old
man Mho was acting as herder. He
was digging roots with a Stick, when
Saunderson crept up behind 1dm and
hit him sueh a blow on the head that
ho fell dead. lie carried the body a
half mile ou his back, and dumped it
Into a dark ravine, but not uutil aiter
ho bad secured the scalp lock. He
then made a ball circuit to the other
end oi the valley, whero he found a
boy herder about 10 years old lying
at full length on the grass asleep. The
tribe iiad no fear of a white man. Only
the warriors had ever seen oae,
unless it had been some poor
prisoner brought in to be
tortured. Saunderson crawled on the
sleeping sentinel aud killed him with
a stone aud carried his body to the
ravine. Tlie two Indians were killed beforo noon. Thc ponies fled to the
south, aud it was not until they were
a long way up tlio valley that anyone
in camp took tbo alarm. Then four
or fivesquawa and boys started out to
turn tho heard back, and Saunderson
followed them, having tlie cover of
the thickets of the foothills. Tho
Indians scattered considerably in
surrounding tho herd, which was
full of frolic, and as tho white man
pre-ssed forward through a dense
thicket, across which wild game bad
made a beaten path, he suddenly
eame face to faeo with a squaw. On
tbe impulse of the moment and
scarcely    realizing what he did, he
struck her with  his fist.   The blow
! probablv broke ber  Jaw as sbe uid
i not cry bnt    She was knocked down.
but she scrambled to her feet     and
i made a determined attack on lier foe.
! She had no weapons, but she seized
! Saunderson and downed bim, and got
! such a grip on liis throat that he
had to    exert all  bis strength     to
break it.     He flung ber off, and in
turn got such a grip, but sho     bit
and clawed him in a ferocious manner,
and  when he  had choked  the     life
mit of her she still had her fingers
In his hair.
This body went to keep conipnny
with the others, and then Saunderson
withdrew to a place of safety. The
mysterious disappearance of three
people from the village kicked up a
great excitement before evening, but,
although 100 Indians scattered about
to search for them, tbey found no
clew to the mystery. Next day Saunderson secured the scalp of a warrior,
and then left the neighborhood.
During    the    m-xt month he lived
a gorge. The walls of this were
almost perpendicular and their crests
covered with shrubbery. "When penned
in here Saunderson opened fire on
them from above and also rolled great
rocks down upon them. Many of the
Indians were unarmed, and those who
had rifles could not use them against
him. They reported that ho killed
fourteen of the redskins and injured as
many more. I afterwards met a Cheyenne Indian who had his shoulder
broken by a huge rock that was
flung down into the gnrge that day.
Such a terror had Saunderson become to the Indians that instead, of
being split up into several band**a as
they had been, they consolidated for
mutual protection, and a large number of young bucks were always scouting find on guaj-d. If a war party
le.t the village It was harassed and
dogged, or the avenger took advantage tn attack the village. Ono night
lu 1S03 while a war party of sixty
braves were encamped on tho north
fork of Platte river ia Nebraska Saunderson got among their horses during a furious snow squall and killed
among    tbe foothills of thi
mountains*    nnd, among his stirring
adventures,  he related this:
fie was stalking a deer, and was in
tho aet ot levelling his rifle to shoot
when he espied six Indians advancing along the trail. A moment biter
one ot tnem shot thc deer, aud the
party nt once proceeded to build a
fire and cook a portion of tlie meat.
They were all full-grown men, but felt
so safe ln tticlr own territory tbat
no precautions were tnken. Kvery
rifle in the party was placed against
a central tree, fifteen feet from the
fire, antt, as thc Indians toasted their
meat they sang, laughed uud joked
with each other like wo many boys.
Saunderson nad cover to ithe tree
spoken ot, or within a few feet of it,
and, when the red.skins got to eating
ho crept up and got position behind
a large rock. Hu was altove tbem,
with the tree to his left. The largest
Indian in the party sat facing him,
and Saunderson idiot him stone dead.
Ho haa iits i evolvors out before tiny
of tho Indians were on their feet, and
as tliey sprung up he killed a second
and wounded a third. The survivors bolted through the forest without attempting to seeuro their guns
and the avenger saw no more oi tliein.
He scalped tiie dead, 'cached the
rifles and started out to look ior
other victims. If I had the slightest
doubt ot tne truth of this adventure
a queer turn of affairs would have
more than satisfied me.
It was late in Oetober, and tho snow
hau already fallen when Saunderson
came into Fort Laramie. He announced ids Intention of laying up
somewhere along tho south lurk of
the Laramie for tlie winter, and, as
the raiding season of tlie hostiles
was about, over, I got leave of absence for sixty days and decided to
return with him. My mission was to
prospect tor gold and silver fanning
the mountains, but I was well armed
and equipped, and on this trip two
took oiib thirty steel traps to capture fur. We hail been encamped for
three weeks before wo had an adventure With thc redskins. Saunderson
let i* camp one day without giving me
any rioiice*. and made a scout ot
etgatcen mib-s, and diicovered aa
Indian village. There had been a
thaw, aud tlie ground was now clear
of snow. He found some squaws and
boys gathering wood iu the foothills.
aud he killed aud scalped a squaw
and ono of the boys. An alarm was
raised, and he retreated to a strong
position, and iu a fight at long range
he killed a warrior, hut could not secure his scalp. When night came
Saunderson retreated, imt a light
snow had fallen aud the Indians
pressed him closely, lu his return
toward camp Saunderson made for
the spot where he had cached the
rifles, which was a mile and a half
from where I was waiting for him.
At noon on tbe third day of his absence 1 heard rifle firing to the west
of me, aud, op going forward, was led
Laramie ��� twenty-eight of them with a knife.
One of the guards, who was called
Dear on the Hill, whom I tfa.w at the
tort during a truce, ran upon tbe
white man while he was doing his
work and wna killed and scalped. The
war party at once returned home.
Saunderson made his final appearance tit Fort Laramie ia July, 18(15.
He had an Indian pony and brought
in five rifles and fourteen scalps. He
had at this time over 100 scalps and
had killed about 100 Indians, as well
as seventy pomes. Ho was in the best
of health, but wanted a new suit of
buckskin and a supply of ammunition.
He had no Idea of abandoning his
quest for revenge, but, oa the* contrary, was mure determined than
ever. I had a long talk with him, and
he told me many stories of bis adventures. He waa'with us about eight
days, a,nd then le.t the fort nne midnight, saying that he sliould probably come in a^rain about November.
We frequently beard of bim and his
work up to about October. Then we
lost track o.' him entirely, nnd be was
never heard ot again. What his fate
was no one knows. Had he fallen into
the hands of the redskins they would
have boasted of it, and had any white
men encountered him word would
have been passed along to us. I have
always believed tbat he met witb j
some fatal accident in the mountain
wilds. A braver or more da.ring Indian
fighter I have never known.
Orent i raving for Food Soim  Gives V*��y lo
Lung uui* iiu (I I *������>'*������ ity.
For Lhe iir.se two days through
wincu a strong and healthy man is
doomed to exist upon nothing Ids sufferings are perhapa more acute than
in tlie remaining stages; bo feels an
inordinate, unspeakable craving at
the stomach m^ht. aad day. The
mind runs upon beef, bread and other
substances, but still, ia a great measure, ids body retains its strength.
On the third and lourth days, but
especially on the fourth, this Incessant craving gives place to sinking
aud weakness of the stomach, accompanied by nausea. The unfortunate
suu'orer still desires food, but -.vith a
loss of strength he loses that eager
craving whicn he felt in the earlier
stages. Should he chauee to get a
mors a I or two of food he swallows
with a wolfish avidity, hut five minutes afterwards his sufferings are
more intense than ever. Ho lecls as
if lie had swallowed a living lobster,
whicli is clawing aud feediug upou
the very foundation of his existence.
On  tho fifth day his cheeks     suddenly appear hollow and sunken, his
body attenuated,  his    color ia ashy
pale, aad his eyea wild, glassy     and j
cannibalistic.    Tbe different parts of j
the system now war with each other, j
The stomach  calls upon  tho legs  to i
go with it in quest oi1 food; tlie legs, !
from   weakness,   refuse.     The sixth
day   brings with it increased suifcr- |
ing,   although    tbe pangs of hunger
are lost in an overpoweriu]
, .      ..*t.  linu ��ii ij,t iiki!i>'i> uui*. laiiLiior
to believe that a party of five or six j arul e{(.kneKa. The hoJ.ul bcCouies dizzy,
wore surrounded on    the   crest of a    fi
rocky hill. I worked forward until I
could draw a bead on tin Indian, and
ue I opened fire the entire force, numbering about thirty, broke away in a
panic. Then I found that Saunderson
had killed two and wounded two, and
bad been holding his own witb ; tho
spare rifles.
When the first of the year 1803
rolled around Saunderson had thirty-
nine Indhm scalps to his credit. During all that year he camo into the
fort but ouce. Dy the first of the
next year ho had a total of seventy
scalps. He procured Improved firearms and fixed ammunition, and on
setting out for new adventures he
said to me:
"before I come in again, Colonel, I
shall make the number an even hundred."
"And you will quit then'.'"
"No," ho said; "I shall only then
have begun my task."
The Cheycnues alone bail lieen the
tho ghosts of well rcmemDered dinners pass in hideous procession
through hia mind. Tho seventh day
conies, bringing increased lassitude
and further prostratiou of strength.
Tho arms hang listlessly, the legs
drag heavily. The deslro for food la
felt to a degree, but it must be
brought not sought.
Tho miserable remnant of a llfff
that still lmnga to tho sufferer is a
burden almost too grievous to be
borne, yet ids Inherent lovo of existence luduces a desire still to preserve it If it cau bo saved without
a tax on bodiy exertion. Tbo mind
wanders. At one time lie thinks his
weary limbs cannot sustain him a
milo; next he is endowed witb unnatural strength, and, if there be n
certainty of relief before hhn, dashes
bravely and strongly forward, wondering whence proceeds his new and
sudden  Impulse.
The scene of tbo following story is
that 'he had made war upon, aad I laid in tin up-eountry town.     A eer-
by this time the entire tribe was tn
a state of exeite.ment and terror.
ThrOUgjh trappers and half-broods
that came to the fort I occasionally
heard of bis doings. Tho avenger came
and went like a shadow. Sometimes
be left a trail, but if it was followed
one or more of tho pursuers were sure
to be killed. Ilo killed old and young
alike, and knew no mercy. An Indian
was Indian with bim. Parties wero
made up to bunt him down. As soon
as he got the reputation of being a
"white spirit'- his work wag easier,
tain high-placed Government official
thero is, It seems, in tho habit of
Signing documents as a men! matter
of routine, and without troubling ids
betid thu least in tho world what
they are all about. Ono of his clerks
was so struck by this peculiarity that
ho made a bet with a colleague that
if he made out an order for their respected chief to bo hanged, drawn,
and quartered, ho would sign it with
nn engaging innocence of the character of the businesa worthy of Mr.
Sklmpole.     Tho sporting clerk,,   not
as there was no ardor In tho pursuit I without some misgivings,    mado out
of him. Tlio Cheyennes felt that they   tlie death    warrant on   an    official
were accursed, and two or three dif-   form, It was  duly placed  before bia
chief, and his signature readily at-
I tacbed. The easy-going official aittr-
I wards repaired with an excellent ap-
! petite to lunch, all oblivious of the
: fact tbat he had signed his own
| death warrant.���Cape Town Argus,
fcrent medicine men who tried to
Charm the spirit and failed were banished or put to death by the superstitious savages.
Saunderson mado the greatest I
slaughter that ho ever inflicted tit !
one timo upon a band of a sub-chief
who was called " Swift Horse." This Ono peck of ripe tomatoes ; remove
was during July, 1864. A cloudburst the skin and cut out the hard centre,
had driven a village of about sixty i put on to boil, with" six pounds ijf
lodges out of a valley in the Laramlo granulated sugar and six sliced lem-
Mountnlns. Everybody and everything   ons, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon;
had to run for a milo before the coming flood. The Indians and ponies deflected to the left and found safety in
stir after it begins to boil, as It will
burn easily, boil about onc hour, seal,
Hontun Man Tells What He Paw and Miike**
ln regard to the visit of tlie French
commission sent to the States to inspect the fire departments, Hon. John
R. Murphy, of Boston, who recently
visited Paris and inspected it* fire department, says:
Tho fire department there consisted nt that time of 1,700 men of tlie
French army, undor the usual officers, colonel, majors, captains, etc.
Thc men were youug but not so powerful looking as those in the American fire service.
. They are subject to the discipline
and government of the army the same
as are tlie soldiers wlio are in the service elsewhere. Every three years
tho rank and flic practically change,
owing to the expiration of the army
service term. They havo a system
whioh allows men to serve longer if
they desire, and iu this way, as the
service ia considered easy, tliey manage to retain mauy men of experience.
Tho French visitors will Und a radical difference here as regards building, construction, floor areas . and
���Streets. The buildings in Paris are
of stone and other non-combustible
material, and fires very seldom , extend beyond the room in whicli thoy
originate, and It is rarely the case
that a fire gets from ono building to
another. Without doubt Paris is
tlie best built City, from a fire standpoint, for its Biz?, in the world. Its
population at tbo timo of my visit
was 2,500,000, and the city has an
area, of about thirty square miles.
It has beautiful squares and streets
of more than average width, and
the buildings arc so arranged that ail
tbo rooms appear to have windows
opening out of doors, and they aro
erected around interior courtyards.
Which, together with many open
spaces and broad thoroughfares, allow tlie fire department to reach fires
easily and quickly.
boston's high buildings and narrow
streets will, doubtless^ lie a great
surprise to "the commissioners, as
both these are unknown iu Paris* especially in thc business section
Tho largo floor areas in Bostons
mercantile buildings will also surprise them. To be sure, Paris jiasj
its Boa Marche, an immense building
in ground and floor area, but It is so
low and Its construction so superb
that it is robbed of the fire danger
that threatens thj American high
Tho fire apparatus in Paris, when
compared with that of American cities, seemed to mo to be very small in
number. Thore were about twelve
fire stations or barracks ia tho entire
city. Connected with theso or close
by are the fire houses, some of which
tire modeled oa the American plan,
with sliding poles aad hanging harnesses.
The engines hnve don' 1* pumps some
12 or 14 in number, with a capacity
of from 800 to 400 gallons a minute,
and they aro excellent ia thoir construction. The hose are carried on
reels attached to wagons, and In tlie
barracks, in addition, they havo ladder.** stored which nr-; drawn fio fit'03
by horses.
Hand pumps and other small ap-"
pllanees are used to a great extent,
tho steam engines boing held In reserve. Tlielr large ladders are
about HO feet in length when extended; a few men can handle them, but
tho construction of tho ladders and
the method of throwing them render
It impossible to place them iu position at a fire with celerity.
I did not soo any Pounpier ladders,
but they havo a short ladder of the
regular style, with a long hook on
each side, which is used for scaling
from one balcony to another. The use
of ropes, life belts, etc., as practised lu
this country, is unknown in Paris.
Of all the European cities that I visited 1 found that the Frenchmen followed the American method more tlitm
any other, and moro thaa did England.
They Impressed me as being progressive and ready to adopt a good idea,
no matter from what source it came.
Their steamers are oa the same general plan as the American. They did
not have water towers and they kept
their large ladders at quarters ready
to bo seut for iu case of emergency at
a fire. There are no fire boats ou the
river. Tho visitors will find this part
of the fire department apparatus here
a very Interesting study.
I visited tlie drill school at Paris.
For the firo servicu there it was all
right, but it did not go into the training to the extent that is done in Boston. There was a good deal of the
soldier and less of tho fireman drill,
while the opposite is the rule here.
Their service docs not really require
our drill and training.
Tho larger engine houses in Paris
compare with our district headquarters. Their horses arc not trained to
run out to the harnesses'; tbey tire led
oat by baud. Thu engines have no
method of keeping ou steam while in
quarters, and they do not make ready
lor use uutil after arriving nt the
The dormitories ia the engine houses
I found to be nicely arranged, and I
saw two or three of the houses arranged ou the American plan. It was
apparent that there was uo great
hurry lor the apparatus to get to a
The fire records of Paris show that,
unless the fire occurred in somo dry
goods store where the damage came
from smoke, no largo firo had visited
tbe city in a great ninny yoars, except, perhaps, la a wood or lumber
yard. A fire that wouid be considered large in Paris would in Boston
be set down us medium.
The fire alarm service, while not so
extensive as that to.be found in American cities, answers quite well for
Paris, when you consider the service
which is needed, and la far ahead of
that of auy other foreign city. There
are but few fire alarm boxes, and
they are small, with glass fronts
placed In a way that makes tbem difficult to find. They have over 100
stations scattered over tho city,
when* thoy have small appliances and
a few men.
When I was thero a new fire alarm
system was being established. It
consisted of short posta, each about
four feet high, on top of which was
a square Iron box with a glass front.
The citizen giving tho alarm was to*
remain there uatil the apparatus had
On all their apparatus the French
carry oxygen for the purpose* of reviving those who may have been affected by smoke. Air ls pumped to*
a fireman, with a diver's helmet on,
when he goes Into a cellar filled with
smoke. This idea Impressed me favorably, and possibly it might be used
in American cities for a cellar fire
which does not travel rapidly.
The main force of tbe department
is quartered at the head barracks.
This ls a large reserve force. They
have district headquarters, where a
less number of men are quartered,
and from thero the smaller outposts
arc supplied. When more men are
required a demand is made upon tho
central headquarters.
AIuiiHti-r    of    lhe   N\'um****    CatrlBN   OIT   ��
Wimittii Imt Ih Mint tu Ut-iUh.
A correspondent at Madras gives a
graphic account of the adventure with
a crocodile. He says : As we were
proceeding in our cutter up tbo Jumbo
canal ^Orissa) on tho 17th ult., we
received tiio uews of a woman having
been taken by a mugger, arid on coming to tbo spot wo tied up and waited in the hopo that tbo ruptile would
como to the surface with ita prey in
order to make a meal, aa thoy aru unable to feud under water. Presently
there was a cry of "Mugger hoi, sahib 1" from onu of the boatmen, and
tho man added that it had tho woman's body iu its mouth. "We saw
part of its head aud back abovo tlio
water and also tho arm of its victim protruding as it swam along, evidently looking for a place to laud,
our excitement was intense as we
carefully lohowed its courso and
hoped for a chance for a shot. The
crocodile made for thu opposite bank,
hue instead of going ashore it lay on
the loag grasses aad reeds in about
lour fool of water, with tbe body in
front of it. After waiting for some
tiinu to aeo if tlie reptile would land,,
and as it seemed to have no intention
of doing so, U  determined to try
and get a shot at it. Ho crossed tlie
canal somo distance down lu a small
bout and crept stealthily along under cover of tho canal baud as near
as ho dare without disturbing the
mugger, as their sense of hearing is
very keen.
Peering over tho top of the bund
be could seo Us eyes had the frontal
bono above water, and at this he
fired. Tliere was a tremendous commotion, and the crocodile relinquished
its prey and sank, coining to tbe
surface again almost immediately.
It was difficult to say whether the
monster had been hit, although tbe
commotion and tbe fact of Its having
conn1 up again at onco for air led one
to think it had. Unfortunately it
rosu between 11��� and tbo cutter,
so that it was impossible to fire
agaia. Tho men then proceeded to
search for the body of the woman
and suceeddod lu landing It. The
corpso was that of a woman about
80 years of age. She had not been
long dead, for blood was oozing from
a wound in bur temples and tho limbs
wero still limp. Tho mugger had evidently dragged her away hy tho arm,
for that limb was fearfully shattered
and all bat torn off. Otherwise the
body was untouched. Tho face bore
a terribly agonized expression, the
teeth clenched and the features set
in a look of absolute horror. Unluckily we were pressed for time, aad
so we could not wait to seo, tho result of tbe shot or get a chance of
following it up with any more.���
Blackburn, India, Times.
Don't snub a boy because ho wears
shabby clothes. When Kdiaon, the Inventor, first catered Boston he wore
a pair of yellow, liueu breeches in
the  depth of winter.
Dou't snub a boy because of the ignorance or ids parents, Shakespeare,
tho world's poet, was the son of a
man who was unable .to write ids
own  name.
Don't snub a boy because liis home
is plain and unpretending. Abraham
Lincoln's early home was a log
Don't snub a boy because lie chooses
an humble trade. Tho author of the
"Pilgrim's Progress" wns a tinker.
Don't snub a boy becauso of dullness
In ills lessons. Hogarth, tho celebrated painter and engraver, was a
stupid boy at his books.
Don't snub a boy because ho stutters. Demosthenes* the great orator
of Greece, overcame a harsh and
stammering voice.
Dou't snub him for any reason. Not
only because he may some day outstrip you in the. race of life, but be-
cause It Im neither kind nor right
nor Chrlstiunltke.���Good Housekeeping. 	
Tho flagman at the railroad crossing waives responsibility for his company���Adams Freeman.
The safety of tho shade tree and
tho happiness of the Summer Uiri both
demand the downfall of the caterpillar.���"Washington Star. ���
Two-thirds of existence Is made up ot
To hurry up things that are slow-
in arriving.
���West Union Gazette.
In theso hot days about the only
place where comfort can be found Is
ln tlie dictionary.���Peek's Sun.
Isn't it strange that the man wbo
can drink or let it alone never does;
���Ram's Horn.
We wish we understood the money
question well enough to be able to
savo up a Tittle.���Atchison Globe.
If a man knew how much other people know about him be would probably faint.���Atchison Globe.
"Troth," said an Irish Councillor
at a committee meeting, 'the state
of our roads is a disgrace to the
country. Could we not at least put
our beads together and make a wood
���ffl /
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The next morning Mr. Harlowe called at Sunnyslde, ana asko'd   (to   see
Madge.     Slie had not left her room,
and this was her cxcuso for not giving: hini an Interview.     In tho afternoon Mr.  Motley came ; Madge sent
down a message, saying that sho was
indisposed, and begging liim to excuse
lier,  at  tlio snme tlmo  hoping that
she should be well enough to see him
tho next day.     In tho evening   she i
BtVW her father, listened patiently to I
all lie had to say, nnd promised to do J
nothing but What she felt    to     lie
"That's very proper, of course,' replied I'otter, "but you arc not going j
to break ofl your engagement  with
Motley for the suko of anybody, wlio, j
for all you know, may have no serious !
intention whatever."' I
" If 1 do not marry Mr. Motley, I
shall marry no one,'*' replied Madge,
That was not what Potter wanted, j
About 2 oeiock In the afternoon,
the following day, Mr. Harlowe again
called; he was shown into the sit-
ting-room, and told that Miss God- ���
dard wonld come down. And presently Madge went down, with a feeling
of giddy faintness, she tells me, that
obliged her to stay at the foot of the
stairs, holding tlio banisters for some
minutes. Wheu tlio sickness passed
off, she opened the door, and found
herself alono with Mr. Harlowe. He
was simply dressed, In the plain,
summer walking suit of au ordinary
gentleman���he did uot seek to dazzle
lier with display; tliere were no
restless horses nnd fine carriage outside���-he wore no dlamoud studs or
rings���lie looked simply mn honest,
English gentleman. He inquired
about her health, be ehatted about
Streatly. and then, when he saw
sho was composed, be opened the subject that had brought him there.
" Toil will say that I am precipitate lu asking for an interview, after
so short an acquaintance," lie began,
"but 1 am sure you will see that It
is best for all of us that there should
bo no reserve in speaking, and that
we should understand each other
plainly, and deiide our course at once,
and for good and all For me, especially, it Is necessary to 'take my
time, while time is lent me; '��� he
smiled, and continued���" I have come
to make you an offer of marriage."
" You know that I am engaged to
Mr. Motley,"  snid Madge.
" Yes ; and lie knows that I am here
at this moment asking you to break
that engagement. Ho has known
from the day I bought your portrait
that ir 1 mot you I should try to
mako yon my wife, and he iiad that
risk before him before he forestalled
me. If he were my brother, I would
not hesitate to say what I am saying now���i" love you. If T wero sure
that lio loved you as deeply as I love
you, 1 wonld ask you to choose between us. If you lovo me, you will
bo my wife ; it you do not, I will not
seek to make you mine, nor win I encourage my love, or help to lessen
your lovo for another."
This seemed very honest and good
to Madgo. It was straightforward
and manly; there was no false delicacy, no love-sick appeal to her consideration for ills feelings;
���io fine words or high-
sounding rhapsodies���Just the plain
Honest truth, and an appeal to her
understanding to do what was right,
according to her heart nnd principle.
She could not think how she wns to
answer him; but when he said, "Can
you love me ?" she replied	
" You must not ask me thnt. I can
only tell you that I cannot be your
At that moment n carriage rattled
up tlie road and stopped before the
house. Then the servant hurried up
tlie passage to open the door to tlie
visitor, whose generosity she valued.
Mr. Motley entered, and was aliout to
go up to the studio, wlion the door
of tlie sitting-room opened, and he saw
Ids partner, Harlowe, hat in hand, and
Madge as white as rilarble In the background.
"Well, how is it decided?" asked
the stout brewer.
"I have asked Miss Goddard, and
she has refused me," answered Harlowe.
" Oh I then now it is my turn to
speak," said Mr. Motley, and, taking
his partner's arm, ho closed tlie door
and turned to Madge.
" M.v dear child," said he, still hold-
lug Hnrlowc's arm, hut laying thc
other hand affectionately on Madge's
shoulder, '* you must think seriously
before you decido on a question like
this���a question wjhlch Is to decide
.vour happiness for some forty or fifty
years, Think well, nud decide according to yonr sense of right. Consider
yourself free���put me for the timeout
of your mind���act as ii there were no
engagement between ns; for virtually
that exists uo longer. When I proposed to yoa 1 knew you were not lu
love with me; when you accepted, you
told mo candidly that you were marrying lor position. You fancied you
eould be a woman of the world, and
ior the moment I thought so too. But
I thlnX so no longer. 1 have watched
you closely during tlie past week, and
I see that you have a heart that may
bring you long yenrs of misery. I do
not desire tltat. If you have given
your licnrt to l'hil here, give liim your
hand as well, and may God bless you
both 1"
With tfliut lie took Madge's hand,
and put it in Harlowe's; and Madge
had not the strength to take It away
���Indeed, she had not tlie strength to
stand, so overwrought was she by
emotion, and had Philip not taken her
In his arms she must have fallen.
We all thought that Mr. Motley wns
the most generous and tlio best of
men that day; but It struck me that
if he lind read Madge's character so
thoroughly he must have seen that
she would have refused to be his wife,
as she had    refused to be l'hil Harlowe's.
It ls not surprising that Madge
loved Philip Harlowe. There was
something more than ordinary admiration in the passion he had conceived for her nt eight of her portrait.
It could not havo been mere infatuation excited by her physical beauty
that made hlin declare ho would marry her If lie found her; ho must have
seen In her face convincing evidence
of a nature that could be assimilated
to liis own, to havo made such a
resolution ns that, and. as It turned
out. thero were many points of similitude between them. Then be was
lovablo beyond most young men, for
he was manly nnd gentle at the same
time, strong, yet ever considerate of
others weakness. He took pains to
understand bis friends, and accommodated himself to their peculiarities. Indolent as ho wns, ho never let slip
an opportunity of serving people he
knew and he had tho raro tact of
rendering service in such a manner
that those who profited by it were
unburdened with a senso of obligation ; finally, he was fairly handsome,
and more than fairly well-to-do.
He had faults���as all men, young aud
old, must have���but they weighed
nothing when thrown in the balance
against his virtues. He had a novel
way of excusing his faults, and accounting for tlie absence of others.
*'A man with ordinary tastes, moderate aspirations, and more money
than he can spend, can neither be
very bad or indeed very goou,'* lie
said. " Poverty tempts men to lie
or to steal, or backbite, or to play
the hypocrite, and, if tliey yield to
temptation, they are base, and, if tliey
overcome it, they are noble; but I
am out of the way of such Influence ;
I have never had to exert any great
moral courage to keep my conscience
clean; on tlie whole, I think I'm very
well off.'
" But, my dear sir," said I, one day,
" don't you thiuk you would be still
better off, if, instead of leading an Indolent life, you pursued au active
career? Don't you think it would be
better of you, if you devoted yourself to some study of a serious kind
rutlier than giving three-fourths of
your time to reading novels and seek- i
ing amusement?"
" No, I don't," said he, laughing |
heartily. " I dare say I could get into '
Parliament, but there nre quite
enough of us who abuse our faculty
for doing nothing In that direction. I
have no doubt I should crown, my
study by publishing a liook, but that
would only increaso the hardships of
thoso who are obliged to gain their
living l>y writing. I have no great
faculty for anything in particular;
then why should I spoil the market by
entering into competition with those
who have V Nature bus turned me
admirably to fit Into tho round hole,
ther. why on earth sliould I try to
squeeze myself into a square one ?**
It was easy to reconcile one's self
to this doctrine���especially when comparing his Indolence with Mr. Motley's
activity. The difference between the
two partners wns astonishing.
One day, having nothing better to
do, I accepted Mr. Motley's Invitation to seo how ho made beer and
money. He took me, first of all, to
the business house lu Throgmorton
street, an old-fashioned, quiet-looking
place of business, with " Motley &
Harlowe "' on a brass plate against
the swing doors, but nothing to show
that it was a flourishing bank; inside, however, it wore a different aspect. Clerks wore taking in money
at ouo place, cashing cheques at another ; others were writing up accounts in ponderous books; all were
as busy as possible, and yet, people
were waiting to be attended to, and
there was an incessant rattle and
ringing of gold, as It was shovelled
up from the counter, and poured into
scales.    It was wonderiul I
We went Into an office at the upper
end of the bonk and the attendant
who ran before us obsequiously to open
the door, brought out a box of cigars,
as if that were part of the business.
Mr. Motley took a cigar, und pushed
tlie box over to me. Then the manager came in with books under his
arm, smiling, nnd very agreeable, and,
while Mr. Motley lit his cigar, he
began to talk business, und listen to
what the manager had to sny���all of
which was the greatest mystery ln
tlie world to me.
"Very good, Mr. Crawlord," said he,
laying his hands on tlie books; "I'll
run through your figures. .Send Bums
to me."
The nnuijiger went out, nnd presently an anxious, pale young man entered, and, at Mr. .Motley's bidding,
examined some figures, while JIr. Motley looked over others. This went on
for some time, Mr. Motley putting his
initials now and then to certain
papers ; then lie rose.
"That's all right," snid he. "Now,
let me huve some notes."
" Yes, sir; how many?" said Mr.
Burns, taking a key from liis pocket,
ami going to tiio safe.
" Teu fives will do," replied Mr. Jlotley, aud ho wrote a receipt on a slip
of paper, and handed it to Mr. Burns
in exchange for the notes. Wo left,
Mr. Burns accompanying us to the
"A promising young fellow, that
Burns," said Mr. Motley, when we
wero seated in the carriage, and ou
our way to Southwark. "I keep my
manager in check with him."
"Can you get a manager to submit to surveillance?" I asked, In surprise, for a bank manager has always
seemed to me a very high and mighty
sort of a person. Mr. Motley, rolling his cigar into tlie corner of his
mouth, turned his twinkling little
gray eyo on mc, and said:
"My dear sir, people will submit to
anything if they want money���anything,"  he repeated twice or thrice,
screwing up his eyes as if   he' were
passing the world under review.
I smelt the brewery as we turned
out of tiio Southwark Bond, and presently I saw the long, ugly, brick
building, with it. tnl culmneys, and
the steam coming out through tho
openings in tho upper story. We turned
in through au archway to a great
yard, where men were rattling tubs
to and fro, and squirting steam Into
empty barrels; others were being
mended���everywhere there was bustle and movement, and with tills the I
hissing of steam aud the dull thnn- i
der of machinery at work.
"Tiie drays nre all out now;    the!
yard  will be full at midnight���com-
lag in or preparing to go out,"    he
said.     "One day begins before    tlie
other ls finished, nnd that goeB     on '
from year to year."
"More or less?" I Interpolated.
" No," he replied,  " never less ; nl- i
ways more.    I* has never gono back ]
for one day during the last twenty i
yenrs.  The first day I find n falling
oM I shall givo up business, for then
I shall    know  I'm  no longer fit to
carry It on."
" You will give up business beforo
that day arrives ?" said I.
" P'raps," ho said, thoughtfully, "p'raps. It takes a
loug while to become a millionaire,
and 1 shan't willingly give np busl-
uess until 1 am that."
"You are said to lie already a millionaire."
"Anyone witli cupital over a hundred thousand is said to be a millionaire. I'm far from being a millionaire yet, but I shall be���1 shall
bo," he repeated, emphatically.
He took me through every department, his shrewd eye ou the alert all
the while; nothing escaped his observation, nothing was unintelligible.
Hero he thrust his hand Into a pocket
of hops; tliere he took up a handful
of malt; further ou ho examined a
thermometer���he eveu tested the
quality of the beans iu the stables.
"Everything goes well," he said;
"and that's the result of a man
knowing his business thoroughly, paying fair wages, and dealing square
and honest all round."
His dwelling house adiolnod the
brewery, and there we had a meal���
"You can call it a lunch if you like
���I call It dinner wrhen I'm here," he
said���served by an elderly woman In a
snowy cup. Everytlilng was excellent���
the very best that could be���and I en-
Joyed it greatly. Mr. Motley talked
about business all the time, and that
seemed to please him. It was not
unpleasant to me, nnd the good
things to eat would have reconciled
a man 'to conversation of a less interesting kind. But I listened with
still more satisfaction when ho came
to speak of Mr. Harlowe and matters which concerned the future of
" A fine young fellow Phil ls," said
he, " the very best young man I
have had to do with ; a thorough gen-
tlema a���aud that menus a good deal
ata I look at it. His father was a
gentleman, too, though a man of
business. Ho was a banker. Thirty
yeurs ago Motley's brewery was oue
thing and Harlowe's bank was another. Both concerns were In a
small way then. My father was a
clear-headed man, though a bit old-
fashioned In his ways. He and old
Harlowe did business together; they
understood each other, and
ono felt that he could trust
tlie other. My father saw
that If the two businesses were combined, both would profit by It. Ho
they became partners, and his
anticipations were moro than Justified. I came Into the business when
my father dlcd-young Phil was
only a boy then. I put all my energies into the concern, and the returns
went up by leaps and bounds. But
that wasn't fast enough for me���I
wanted the whole management In
my hands, being a bit conceited, like
most young men in the early days
of their success. JIr. Harlowe was
getting old; he saw that he was
rather a hindrance than a help, nnd
when I proposed that he should retire
from tho management and still take
an equal share of the profits, he assented. Mr. Harlowe died; Phil
was Just home from college. I had
Invested every penny of my monev In
tho new brewery. I couldn't but
up his father's share���it would have
crippled me���and ruined the business
to have altered the old state of
things, so I offered to make a new
deed of partnership with Phil on the
same terms I had made with his
father, with the condition thnt he
should retire from It when I was in
a position to buy up his share at a
proper valuation."
" And he was to do nothing in the
business ?"
"Nothing whatever, except take
his share.ol tlie profits, and see that
the books were all right when he
"That seems to mo a very liberal
arrangement on your part."
"Well, perhaps it was. But 1 don't
lay nny claim to gratitude, or any
nonsense of that kind. If my offer
hnd not been liberal, his solicitor
wouldn't have let him accept it, nnd
it suited mo fnr better to have a
free hand than to take a partner
whose views might not agree with
injne. 1 was: quite right In that. The
business bus gone on marvellously.
It wouldn't with two active partners
It seemed to me hardly fair that Mr.
Harlowe should take nn equal share
oi' the profits, doing nothing, while
Mr. Motley wns working morning,
noon and night, to get no more ; and
I said so,
"That's what Phil himself Iris said
over and over again���he's offered to
tnke but a. third. I believe he would
retire, and let me pay him by instalments Ii I liked ; bat I woa't have it.
I'm obstinate in some thing-, and I'm
stubborn iu that. An agreement's nn
agreement, a.nd I'll stick by it. Besides, I am not all business. I've an
affection for tlio young fellow, and
I've nn affection for the old names
on tlie bank and tlie brewery���It's a
guod name, 'Motley & Harlowe.' No,
I don't grudge Phil a penny of his
"But you spoke of your determinn-
tlon to be n millionaire, nnd the difficulty of mnklng a million but the
difficulty's doubled If you have to
make' a million for your partner at
the same time."
"That's very true, Holderness," he
replied, dryly ; "but there's a good ten
years before me to do It in." His little
eyes seemed to catch the sparkle o.'
tho wine he was holding up ta the
light, lio emptied his glass, and setting It down, he added, "In tho niea,n-
tinie, I intend to enjoy lie."
He called occasionally at Sunnyslde, :
with the cxcuso of seeing how his pic-,
ture was getting on. This was at
first somewhat embarrassing to the
Goddajds���especially to Madge; but
there was so little alteration.In his
manner, so little evidence of regret on
his part that the engagement hnd
been broken through, that the ieeling
quickly wore off. He was always expansive, good-humored, and genial,
nnd generally he brought a basket
irom the fruiterer's for one of the
One dny, when we were alone together, he said:
"You saw Mrs. Borrodalo and her
dnughtor? what did you think of that
young lady ?"
"Ono cannot Judge by so short an
ncquaintance," I replied ; "but she
seemed to me a very fashionable
young person." That was as little as
I could suy ln her favor.
" I'm glad to hear you formed such
a favorable opinion of her," snid he;
" that's the sort of young person I
ought to havo for a wife."
" Your wife I" said I, In astonishment.
** Yes; I've made up my mind to
marry, and I fancy she will suit me
better perhaps thun Miss Goddard."
" But, sir," said I, " if I recollect
rightly, you told me you had as good
as Jilted her to offer your hand to
" So I did," snid he, with a merry
laugh; " and Phil's done the same
thing." , i i
" Well, Mr. Motley, do you think her
pride will permit her to accept you
after that?"
Mr. Motley burst into a loud laugh.
" Why," said he, " she and her
mother haveu't two hundred a year
between them, and the girl's twenty-
six if she's a day. She'll put her pride
In her pocket, like a sensible girl, and
say ' Snap,' If I only gave her the
I remembered what he hud said
when we were talking about his manager���" My dear sir, people will submit to anything whon they want
A few days aftor this Mr. Motley
told us that he should marry Miss Borrodale lu tho beginning of August,
asked Philip to be his best man, und
invited all of us to the wedding.
It cau be Imagined how the girls
talked about this wlieu Mr. Motley
was gone.
" Fancy accepting Mr. Motley, nfter
saying all those spiteful things
against him I Don't you recollect,
Joan, how the hateful thing asked us
whether Mudge had beeu fascinated
by Mr. Motley's mental gifts, or by his
physical attributes ?"
" Yes; and don't you remember the
satirical manner in which she congratulated hini, before everybody, on
having won the heart oi such a beautiful young lady ?"
*' Aud then her almost open avowal
that she herself had refused his
" Yes; and her insinuation that If
she wished It she could be married to
" And, after all that to marry Mr.
Motley six weeks after the breaking
oft of his engagement with Madge.
What a terrible humiliation 1 "
" Why on earth didn't she put off
the marriage for a few months, till
her sarcasms had been forgotten "
"Perhaps Mr. Motley would not lot
her," remarked Cicely ; and I thought
that probably she had conjectured the
real truth.
We were all silent for some moments, thlniing upon this strange turn
of events, and then Madge said���
" Oil, how she will hate me!" We
all agreed with her In that.
" Well, ho won't be so anxious for
me to finish your portrait uow," said
"Oh, of course uot; It isn't likely
he will affront his wife by remindtng
her of the girl to whom he gave his
We all agreed lu that also. But we
were entirely in error. For, a few
days afterwards, Mr. Motley, calling
at Sunnyslde when no one was at
home, too* away thc unfinished portrait, and left a cheque for a hundred
pounds upon the cusel, where It had
beon standing so long.
Had ho lieen a vindictive man, wish-
lug to revenge himself upon Miss Borrodale for her sarcasms upon his engagement to Madge, ho could not have
ta^en a surer course.
Mr. Motley's marriage was hailed
wi'h delight by Philip and by Madge
alsj, for it removed a feeling of constraint, which was the natural result of foregoing events. Now they
were free to marry. It was as if
Mr. Motley had, in his grandly generous way, smoothed away all obstacles from their path of happiness.]
They wero very happy���the two !
lovers. Madge, doubtless, had flirted
In a frivolous and inconstant way :
with many, but had never really fel't
a profound love lor anyone before
meeting Philip, lie, however, had
touched her heart, aad all Its latest
passion sprang into activity, and she
saw, lor the first time, that love. Is
a great ami serious feeling, which
does not admit of Inconstancy or
Conscious that Philip might havo
married a woman whoso position in
society wns far above her own, she
was anxious to create a place for
herself at any rate, above the level
of the future Mrs. .Motley. It should
not be said to her reproach that
Philip had Buffered, oven In a worldly
sense, by marrying her in preference
to Maud Burrodale, This was ttio
mainspring of those follies which
iirought misfortune upon her and her
husband. She may have been to
blame���probably she was; Madge
without imperfections would not have
been the JIadge who won Philip Harlowe's heart, and others.
She watched the movements of
Jrand Borrodale with eagerness. Mr.
Motley took a house in Eaton Square
about the time that Philip and JIadge
! were beginning to look about for
I their future home. M idgo fixed her
I heart upon a mansion in South Ken-
I Blngton, at aliout double the rental of
the Eaton Square home���which could
not pretend to be a mansion. Mr.
Jlotley went Into Tottenhamcourt
Boat} for his furniture; JIadge went
to Oxford street and gavo the furnisher a free band to supply what
was necessary to make Grandlson
House fWshionnblv artistic nnd com
piete. .. His bill uloue must have an*
ounted to' n small fortune.
JIr, Jlotley married Mies Borrode-.n
In August. They spent their honfcy-
moon on the Continent, aud returned
in time to be present at the marriage or Philip with Madge, when
Mr. Jlotley presented Madge with a
magnificent set of diamonds, which
ho hnd bought in Paris. It was finer
thnn anything his wife wore, and she
must have been more than mortal to
have sei-'if them bestowed upon her
rival with complacency.
Philip nud Madge went to Norway
for six .weeks. 1 saw them a few
days nfter their return at a dinner
pnrty, ���given by the Motleys nt their
house In Eaton Square, They looked
haudsomer and happier than ever, active, nnd full of life and spirits. There
were many people there whom Madge
had never seen before, but sho showed
no symptoms of embnrrnssnient, but
conversed with an easy grace which
wns remarkable to such folks as myself, nnd poor Jonn and Cicely, who
constantly bore In mind thut theso
Indies and gentlemen would probably
he ashamed to be seen with us In our
every-day clothes. Madgo. was troubled with no Buch feeling; first of nil,
because she was nnturully fearless,
and secondly, becnuse her self-esteem
had been raised to the highest point
by Philip Harlowe choosing her for
his wife above all others. She had a
capital memory, nnd that, with her
vivacity, her good taste, and a certain quiet woman! v wit, made her a
brilliant talker. And she had the
rare ability of making others talk as
well, and leading them to say good
things, so that she plensed
the dullest and most captious,
hy putting them in good humor with themselves. " What a
charming womnn I" I heard on
every side. There were bright fares
nnd a constant ripple of voices at her
end of the table, and every now and
then JIr. Jlotleys great boisterous
laugh came tumbling over tho ripple
tn a big wave. It was good to see
every one looking nt her with expectant smiles as she talked, but best
of nil to soc her husband watching
her with admiration and overflowing
At the other end of the table where
Mrs. Motley sat It was very different.
It was terribly still tliere. The ladles and gentlemen tried their best to
get up a conversation of their own.
I heard one man telling a story about
Sidney Smith, but no ono laughed,
and somebody said he had heard It
before ; after that nobody dared to
tell another story, and I heard notb-
/ng but little disjointed sentences-
mere questions and responses. Tbey
grew more and more silent, and their
glances went up tbo table, and they
listened, trying to catch what was
amusing every one so greatly up there.
That was very trying for Mrs. Motley. But she did not attempt to
mako herself entertaining; she always
expected to be entertained. She affected a lackadaisical nir, which was
the very opposite of Madges bright,
lively, open demeanor, It seined impossible for her to langh ; when she
Had to smile In complacence at the
story of Sidney Smith s it wns the
slightest, possibls movement of the
lips. She assumed a weary indifference to ull things, a cynical contempt
for emotion of any kind, which made
those about her more lugubrious and
silent than ever; for how is one to
say bright or pleasant things to a
per. on wlio pretends to have no interest in anything? Her husbaud nevar
looked ut her, except when he asked
what was the mntt 'r down there that
every onc was so silent. Tu response
to that Jfrs. Motley raised ber eyebrows and shrugged her shoulders
with nn expression of disgust upon
her face, which might hnve been
meant for him or for tho world iu
general. Again, what a contrast I
When Madge discovered her husband
looking at her, her conversation faltered, while love beamed in her open
eyes, and tlio color rose in her cheeks.
She carried her triumph into tlie
druwlng-rooin, where her portrait
ln a magnificent frame,' occupied a
prominent position. Yet I .am sure
she had Ao wish to humiliate her
less fortunate rival ; she was far too
generous at heart for that, I think
sho no longer looked upon her as a
rival. I know she tried to efface
herself to some degree, in order that
Jfrs. Motley might receive a more
equal share of attention. She seated
herself close beside her, and was purposely quiet for a time, then she tried
to draw her into conversation; but It
wns nil to no purpose. Jfrs. Motley
would not respond to these kindly
overtures, nnd maintained the air of
contemptuous lndiflerenco sho had
worn at the dinner-table. She rose
as soon as she couid do so without
being absolutely rude, and changed
her place ; then Madge, seeing that It
wns useless to persevere la that direction, abandoned herself to hnr own
natural gayety. No, it was not her
fault; she outshoae Mrs. Jfoth-.v by
her beauty and vivacity : she wo ;
huppy, and could not be Otherwise
than ugreeahlB nmi entertaining.
(To he cohtiuued.l
Professor A���Do yon know I find it
difficult to remember the ages of my
chlldrn I
Professoi���I have no su :h trouble. I
wus horn 2,800 years after Socrates ;
my wife 3,S00 yours, after the death
of Tiberias Caesar;' our son John 2,-
1100 years after the' entrance Into
Homo of Tltm Scmpronius 'O'racchuq
for tho re-enactment of the.-"leges
Lleinlae,* and our Amanda l,r.Q0 years
nfter the beginning of the Folk-wandering���that Is perfectly simple, you
Boe.���Fltcgendo Blactter. r
Rugby, Tennessee, JIr. Thomas
Hughes' colony, has been leased to the
Standard Oil Company for 'development ns oil territory.
Neighbor���Business picking up any'.'
Brown���Yes; I am thankful to any
thnt It bus. The hard times are
over. I've got employment for my
wife, nnd both my little girls. Nothing like hustling.
iafcafc THE WEEKLY NEWS, OCT, 29, 1^95.
THB MTjUILI IlfB Iron Ocean to Ocean
Published Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M Whitney   Editor
Or,. Tfe��r    1KO'
til Maatlu      1 il
Slofl. for., ....���    on.
! Journey irom ClarK's to Humbolts
KMlEC'ln under-In the Desert-
i     Nevada Terror-Jolly  Brakes-
!     men.
On. I wit permit	
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eighth cot   ptrjaar .
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Local noLl����.,par line
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Notices   of  ISirtlrs,   Marriages   and
Deaths,  50 cento each insert imi.
So Adveilisinrnt inserted for less thun
;o cents.
��^��? :���lo
Tuesday, Oct. 29 1895,
The war in Cuba-for it has assumed
the proportions of a rebeliion, aud cannot be likened to a riot���Will soon com
pel ihe nations to treat the Cuban patriots as entitled tn belligeient rights.
We hope both England and the United
States will soon concede this. Spanish
rule of the island has been fraught with
great injustice and cruelty, and the soon
er it is ended the better.
The first concert of the leruire concert course will be given at Grace Meth
odist church Thursday evening of this
week, when we are assured that some
of the very best talent in Union will
appear. The admission will be only 25
cents; but it will be better to purchase
a course ticket fa" the six entertainments,
The effort to provide good wholesome
amusement for the people should meel
wilh hearty encouragement. Something
is to be learned in this way, and in a
pioneer town verging into a city there
is much required in tke way of amusement,
There is no disguising thc fact lhat
under the customary arrangements,
household duties have become unnecessarily onerous. Our habits of living
are too complex. As a result wives are
burdened with work that gives them
little nr no time for relaxation and plea
sure, and still less for leading and men
tal improvement. They cease to grow
and their husbands with larger activities, and by a principle of absorption,
from contact with people, continue 10
develop until a wide gulf yawns between those who once were companions
in the highest and best sense. All this
can be remedied by the adoption of
greater simplicity in onr habits, especially in our tables. Whv should so
much time be devoted to the cooking
of food? Why should we make gour-
n mds of ourselves at the expense 0
our health, demanding a large variety
and wasting the time of the housewife
which could be better employed away
from household drudgery? Investigations in hygienic departments prove
that if the knowledge of pastry were a
lost art it would be infinitely better
for the race. More of fruit and less of
paste is demanded. Heating arrangements which requite but little care, and
yet give a genial warmth throughout
Ihe building are desirable. Better appliances for cooking which provide for
slow heat, bringing out all the juices
and which demand but litlle attention,
avoiding scorching and waste, should be
provided. Probably less is understood
about cookery by the average woman
than about anything else upon which
her happiness depends. We cook and
tat in our ancestors did and our
women become slaves to the kitchen,
as we all do to the table. Antl yet in
eastern cities there are sellouts of cook-
cry, where everything is done upon
seienti ic methods, where the best results are achieved by an intellectual
lady cooking in presence of her class,
while explaining the process And she
dresses for thc purnose too, with a neat
ness that is as attractive as an artistically laid table. In some places gas is
used not only for heating bat conking,
doing its work perfectly. We believe
lhat one fourth the tune devoted by
most housewives to a simple and
proper system of housekeeping, would
enable them to do all necessary work
in that line, leaving three fourths of
their lime to be given to such ocou
prion as should be most desirable;
which should include social duties and
outdoor recreations, as well as art and
general reading.
Ko 11. By American Traveller.
After striving at Clark'a aa yen in-y wall
i 1 agi el **Rahungry.    I got something after a gi'Mi ileal of hustling.    Mm ey aeemed
10 he an object with tha people; it ".Tlaiulv
waa with me.    Borrowing a San Ffanei.ee
|.ap"r, a weak ohl  I aat dn-vn iu the ahade
tn wait fnr a  train     It was slnin.t dim'
when on. hove in s-ght- 'nrttin, te ly a freglr
and 1 had no trouble in makine her, prefnr-
rine riding in under tn faeine tliehravema*'.
Tir* riibiig iu 11 nibr piodnce. a curion-
aen.atinu w'lt-n yen ii�� tin*, nard ro it.    At
lirat vnnr  flash   will  creep snd  vour  h.i-
ra:ae th-iir hfa*., and it never gefa to b   1
q ire comfortable.   The next atop waa a' !
���Vantawnrth ahi'tit  16 mile, from Oi��r'''��.
I intiiidfi'l to makefile Atlantic expreas tha' j
"ieht but, having gone to alw>n on * freight
I pla'furm. 111 aa d it.    T tried ahont 11 a.in
' -1. malts tha tt. er, hut the brakeainaa known
, aa Ne'adii TVr-'tr wa.  rini'ig  the  haguan"
! ear and a'ai-ted me oil almost aa a mn aa 1
i g it on    Oettint on .peaking temi* with
i a-trne of tho aiitdi"***11 eou'd move aronnrl
i the yard wl'hnnt being shot at.   I watcher!
i my   opportunity   and   at about S p.m. I
I mounted the gunwale of a freight and  got
I opt of town.    About two nii'e-on*. we came
ti a horribly at ep grade, a-d the train alow
ed up anrl a Iira'seniin got oft' the engine an*!
lookod miliar evary ca* in tha tram.   I oon
eluded to get otf     And bote I was in  the
deaert    Of courae I nnu'd go hitek bnt that
waa not in my line.    1  waa akeered to go
shesd a. t did no., know how far it would
ho to a human habitation.    I lia'1 a "ort ol
map but it did i"��S onvar the small.-!' places
But after awhila I .aw a train appnMchin.��
yotng my way.    I ooncluded if tratna wen*
up the grade alow ennniih to get off 1 wonli
ho ablo to got on: ao I got in the .harle of a
oil" of tio�� aud amn*ed myaelf killing ant*.
Wh��n the train arrived it. waa gO'Dg con.ie. 1
erably fa.ter th- o the other hut. I anecfeded
io jumping ou board.    After going about 10
milea it atoppeil at a aid* trao'i to  meet
soother train,    f  looked   ahout far aomo
pt.ee to hid'- hut the flat barren prairie waa
al' I aaw.   The conductor of ennraa e.aiiied
me and ciinr*c.ennded to  inform mo that it
waa againat Ihe rnlea of the company to ear
ry tramp*, and I would nave  to at.v where
I wst   "Lit me goto somes* toi."I��spoa
lulated     "Thia ia > itst'on", ho a iswerod,
"called Davit" ��� vrymell named,   PreVv
soon a big jolly brakeman came along and
a-ke! mo if I had any money.   Upon my
tell'Ug him of my iinpeciininu. oondition, he
aaid, "you can't oome wid na."   After ��tno
ment or two h. oame bio*:, muttering "thia
ia a tfa'ffnx of a plaw to leave a follow in".
T!'en turning to me ho siii'��� * Get on the
brakobeama aad keep out of .iuht and yon
oan ccne aa far aa von like wid ua."   And
then he added that if ho waa caught helping
mo h�� would Iw fired without caremonv.
The hratabeama aro an nnonmfortaWe aa
well aa dangeroo*. place 10  ride and if my
d��ah cront �� hen I waa on tho gunwales, it
fairlv wall-o* now.    I waa only aix inohoa
from thc ground, bnt it was he'ter than dy-
ine of thirst in tho do ort.    We pawl aev.
oral atation., mad. several atop., trampa of
overv description got on aed woro put   off
but I 'sent my plaoe far into the night.   At
laat I got to dozing, and realizing tho danger of going to aleep on tho train I got off
Meeting   another good   natnred brakie I
learned tho atation whoro wc then were waa
known aa Hnmholt    He enquired"Have
vou been tiding wilh ua all day!"   I aaid
'yea".   "Well," ho 1 .joined, " ouh.voth.
i>all of a bonk sgeut", aud waving hi. lantern
I waa aonu left alone.
We have nearly all our New Fall ancl Winter stuffs in Stock
Don't you make a purchase without first taking a look through our
We mean to clo the business this fall nnd have marked the goods
to sell. Drop in anyhow, when in Nanaimo. Wc will be more than
pleased to show you our stock whether you are buying or not.
49 Commercial Street.       SLOAN & SCOTT. Nanaimo, B. C.
B.  0. ���
Manufacturers of Handmade  Sand   Stock   Bricks.
Special   Patterns  Now On  Hand  For Chimney  Meads, Cornices Etc
ash POULTRY, etc.
R. CREECH, Prop.
Ncw novels, plain and fancy stationery at Plmbury's
Ou Wedneaday tlio 18th, 'I'he Ks'tibow
left with waab ooal fnr 0. P. N Co, Victor
ia; from thoro aha will take a party of Vio-
t.-ria'a aoltd men to Alberu'. A sood wash
and a eoac of paint would improvo the loo1,-*
of that craft, and make it more like the bow
of promise.
Tho Falcon after a three davs wait for
waah coal sot away Frul.v af'ernimn. The
demand for thia quality , f ooal ia inoieaaine
r .pidly. A ateainhoat tuan folia mo that 8
I tona of it will dn the >atno work it take. 1'-'
of fsaoaimo or 111 of Seattle to do,
Str C.eeslt, Rica arrived Friday even ine
and in 24 houra waa loaded aud away for
Prison. Capt. M Intyre her master haa
lieen running ou Ihi. ooaat since 1654.
The Cnqnttlam touched for coal on Sunday on tier way to Haddiugcon Island for
Tho ooaator * loll*1 8qiaw,"Cant 0 ilahen
Tom, errtvad Monday wtttia load of aalmun
and cod lidi R.iaine hia voi.-e ho hailed
roe in a liniKiin^e that reminded me of the
oaat. "Khhnwyah Till'mim! raioa tikio
paelhf "Hdo," I ruapou ie I, "niu* hyou
print! stop, tuioa tikio le'aa 7 and I wa. juet
war nini* up (or a good ohat, <f hen he shouted
"Halo! you go to��� "Thu. wore our kindly
foaling, nipped iu tho bud.
Tbe washer ia receiving a enat of paint
All persons driving over the wharf or
oridges in Comox district faster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Spring medicines lor cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
Will be received up to Wednesday the
30th inst at 5 p.*. for the clearing of an
acre of Und for the new cemetery.
Specifications may be seen at A.
Gr.-.nts or at The News office after Friday of this week.
the lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
M.I). Hunter, Sec'y.
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
UNION Bakery
UNI O, 11. C.
Best of Bread, Cakes  and
Pies always  on hand.
Tlie Bread Cart will   be a
Conrtenay and Coniox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton &. Rowbotham, Prop
Riverside flotel��
Courtenay, B.O.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
Having taken this house, except the
bir, I shall be pleased to receive
patronage of tbe public.
Board per week, ��� $3.
Single meals ��� 2} cct-ts,
T.J. I'iercy.
Nanaimo Saw Mill,.
Sasli and Boor
IP. O. Uniwcr M. Telephone Call, l��l
t35" A complete ��tock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Stroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood tluisliiny. furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.  Redwood.
I. 0.  0.  F
. em i-i j���1���ua
, No .11
Union Lstdge, I. 0. 0. F., meets even-
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited ts attend.
Wm. Anthony, R. S.
Hiram l-ooge No 14 A.F .St A.M..B.C.R
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. too, C. 0.
O. F.. meet in their lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. O. 0. F.,  Union.
Meets first and third Wedncseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. in. Visiting
Brethren cordiallv invited to attend.
Wm. Anthony, Scribe.
Nelson Camp No. 44 of the Canadian
Order of thc Woodmen of the World
meets every other Monday even
mg at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to intend.
fieo. Hull, .Secretary,
Keeps a fill link ok
Gurnsey Tilden
Stoves, everywhere famous,
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AND    Repairing
The Famous
Lowest CASH Price
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry
Steamer Joun
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAV PORTS as pnaecniters
and freight may offer
Lea.0 Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a, tn.
" Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m
Leave Comox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7a.m.
"     Nanaimo fer Victoria   Saturday, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at thc Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Miss B.B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
SOI tt :��'�� Ki. Jnnim .-
J10N1 ItK.th.
To order
X-7'.St-M-l for.SiiiupU'H.   Prtitniit dfilircry.   Pet
ttitit ill ttuurunu-td.
Uion Sew Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hai-,d 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.
Coat brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R.Grant  *: L. Mounce, Proprs.
I oen prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
end do Teaming
At reasonable rates,
D. Kilpatrick.
Union, B.C
EAMING- THE \VEEKLV;,X.E\VS,.C CT. 29  1895.
Mr. '.s. Clute, Customs Inspector from
Ne.v Westminster was in town last tveefc,
To lie sold nt a bargain��� a. single buggy nnd three road carts ,'it J. I!. Holmes.
Dr. Thoin.i-, veterinary surge,in over
McPhee's store, Union, ii prepared in at-
tend to all business in his line.
Thursday, thc 2lst day of November
next has been appointed Thanksgiving
Mr. Marcus Wolfe, loan and insurance
agent nf Nana mo paid this town and Ci -
mux settlement a flying visit on the Joan.
Hosm.-i. Trained Norsk is at liber-
crty to undertake all kinds of nursing
Mrs. J. Kobinson
cor. Second St. and tt'iiulemcre Ave.
Tbe farmers of Nnnoose Bay are publishing a notice threatening prosecution
under the U.C. game laws against all per
sons found trespassing on their lands,
Mr. E.ll. Fletcher, Post Office Inspe t
nr came up last Wednesday, picsumah y
with reference to the transfer of the Post
office to Dunsmuir avenue.
The Wellington Enterprise announces
that the new townsite of Wel'ington lias
at last been incorporated. Tlie first nom
illations will take place at the Oddfellows
Hall on December 14, and the election
on the 21 st day of that month.
J. A. Ca**thew
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd si
und Dui'smuir Ave, Union,
opposite to the The News,
where 1 will keep in stock and
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in iny
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, and carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
i.s respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
Persons tistnu the mules and horses of
tbe Union Colliery   Co. without permission will lie prosecuted according to law.
F.D. Little, Supt.
C-iurten.lv, May 13th, 1895.���To all in
terested: I bave this day appointed Mr
Tom Heckensell to collect all out'-uand-
ing accounts due to ihe .-uilev estate dtir-
ing my tempory absence from the district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
Auy person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of thc
Uiliitn Brewery Compiny Lid of Nanai
mo, will be prosecuted. A iiltei.il reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'v
1 have in wed into my new shop on
First St. next tothe Customs ofif.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture aiul repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
siloes,    (live me a call.
Nelson Parks.
Tenders will be receiver! by the undersigned up til! noon, Oct. 31st lor paper
ing Ihe interior of the Courtenay ball.
Cloth and papor will be furnished. Lowes! or any tender nol necessarily accepted.
Wm. Duncan. Sandwick, P.O.
Notary Public.
Agent, tor the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company of Lon
don  and   the  Phoenix of
Agent tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Association of Toronto	
Union, B C.
Will handle all kinds ofgicds,
farmers Produce
Give us a call
Office Itooin 2, Mcl'lieo Si Moure li'id'a anil at
r. o. mt.vwieit 18.
. F. Curran |
\ UNION, B. C. I
I will receive lenders iu writing up to
noon nf Thursday, Nov. 5th. 1895 for the
purchase ofthe Donkey Engine med in
the construction of tlie dyke between
Courtenay and Comox. Thc engine can
he seen at my place. Particulars can be
obtained by calling on Mr. R. Graham,
of Courtenay or Mr. Hugh Stewart of
The highest or any tender nol necessarily accepted.
R. Gram.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar   and   Fruit   Store
Had  and Dunsmuir Ave.
W.H Davidson,
guests.   First cuss accommodation
"HEALTH AST,   1803."
Notice is hereby given that " An Act
respecting the Public Health " is now 111
force, antl that under thc provisions of
the said Act Alfred T. Watt, of the City
of Victoria, Esquire, M.D. has been ap-
?'tinted   Secretary   of The   Provincial
Inard of health.
Provincial SoeretAry.
Provincial Roorotary'H Other..
27th September, IKW.
h Pare
Bv the month. $25.
By   the   week,   $6.
Single meals, 50 cts.
Tickets   for   21    meals,   $5.00
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
CJgHO'T-ll IT ' ���
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
]. Piket, Prop.
Robert d. Wenborn,
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following Bicycles-
H. P. Davis ofToronto
English Wheels, Beaston, Humber,
Rudge, New Howe and Whltworth. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Great Reduction ii. Prices.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time  Table  No.   24,
l'o take eflect ai 8.00 a. iu.  on Friday,  April   5th    189S.   Trains
run  on  Pacific  Standard
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Union Mines
Furniture   Storre
A  Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,  and  our
woven wire
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On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Return Tickets will b-t Ihkiic'I botwneii all
points for ��fiirti and a Quarter, k"o.1 for re
turn not iatm* than Sunday.
Return Tickets fnr on*** unci a half ordinar;
fnro mny bn imrchiiMid* dnily to nil points.
Ko��d ior nev*-ii tUyu. includiug any of in-iuc.
Ko Roturn TIckcU U-*ue<l for a fnro and
quarter wliero tho siuiflu furo in tw'-nty-fiv
ThroiiKh rat os between VliitorfaandCoinnx
Mileage and Com nm lut i-mTiekot-t win becib
tuined on application to Ticker Agent, Vic twin
Dmionn'B and Nauaimo Stations.
P-WtfJik'pt. Giu'l 8upt
Ofin. Krviirht and Pnigeotier Agt.
I, J, Theobald,
House and Sign Fainter,
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
of Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
T7:NTCa>T, ���. c.
I'll   RBKS tSSS
j o T Qj 0 I o 1 b 1 o~l 6 T
������{ and ]���-
by Bennett # Grant
Union, B.O-
\ o I o I o I o [ o I o I o I
���ve keep
���-coiid Hand
Wecpncluct every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   including!
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
���        MANUFACTURKR OF        ���
Sareaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphate* and 8yrupi.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer,  8team Beer and Porter
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
Stage and Livery
^OJJ~j~���.75TJa~-, B.O.
*-���    ���-���   tf��� -
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done, .'.
J  Th�� Bust CougbSyrup.i
STutMOood. tiseinUnna.1
asoid br hr___tu
I presume we have used over
one hundred bottles of Piso's
__ Cure for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
Best Congb Medicine
I ever used.���TV. C. Miltknberger, Clarion, Pa..
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-JL���������������������������
���Dlai.its.-E. Shorey. Postmaster, ~f '~ffIffiESgl
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894. HSi'byGj*n,'BliS.'*' ""*���'
G-JJTSrSf        O-TJ^TS!        C3-U N S1
My Stock for 1895 is now arriving and  when complete   will
be the largest in the Province,
\Vinrhc5tfrrincl Marlin Riflei.
in every calibre made.
Greener, Tmdall, \V. Richordi
.md   Clabrougli  Shot   Guns.
Relond'ng looli, Came hags,
Carliidges, Ponder and Shot.
ImjII Catalogue now out.
CHAS.    E.   TISDALL,  Vancouver.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker ln Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Office and Works   ���rl* st���"'. ""a*
NEWS olllr.e.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister: & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
tttJASSTJAXittO,    B.   C.
Drs. Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
TTuripir b c.
Conrterwy mill tliu IJiiy will bo visile,! ovurj
Wcdnowltiy ufltTiiooii for the ptirpouc of con
Pal^cnls at ft distance will rcccivn curly at
tcolion on receipt of telephone nictwgc-
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gi'ble and Co., Prop1*;
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. C
Manufactures   the finest cigars   an
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when you can obtain a mipkriok akti-
CLK foi tlie 5ame money FOE FARM AP GARDEN,
In mind that it is not wise for nim
to allow 'niceus to get too old, as
they nre Liable to 1>l* lost during the
winter. Probably three years is old
innnn*��iAhiA    11 t r   t a.       .    a      enough for any queen. She may live
seamiaMe Notes  of Interest to: longer, but bo many tan at about
that age that it is not well to keop
\2TlCUltflFS. ' tbem   to grow older.
We cannot tell exactly how milk is
produced, but we know that it comes
��� from the food, somehow. Tho great
dairy cow must have a largo abdomen,* indicating health, vitality and
vigor. There may be an extreme In
insisting upon "dairy form;" most of
all must nhe be fitted to perform the
[unctions of tife and health.
The good judge should know the relative importance or breed characteristics and dairy characteristics in
a cow. There Is no reason to believe
that color, or the shape, else or ab- >
Beuco of horns really affect the abil-
How it Cured Ite. SomeMlB,
: liliil
To get rid of perennial weeds, theiy
must ilrst be prevented ripening tholr
���seed, aud then the plant itself must be
eradicated. Where it is possible, thuy
should be pulled up ; if small, keeping
them cut oil will eventually kill them,
-The best practice with land thus la-
tested is to plant it with some hoed
crop, a-nd till them to death.
Unless it can be stacked under cover
and stirred Ireipicntly, It Is better
practice to haul the manure upou the
fields and spread it us fast as made.
Hogs will do tho stirring of the heap
ii a little corn is covered up in it
once in a while; but for the good of
the hogs they should not be allowed
to sleep in it.
Lime causes a chemical decomposition in the soil, acting upon both Its
inorganic and organic constituents.
On the one hand it decomposes tlio
Hilicates which lor in the main part of
the soil, and liberates their alkalies ;
on tlie other its work is to convert
the nitrogen it finds iuto ammonia, it
sets iree locked up food.
The best time to plough under a
green crop is when it comes into lull
bloom. At maturity tne plant does
not decoy so readily, nor yield up its
store o. plant food. Moreover, there
will  he  less annoyance irom    plant-
That   which    is | the
nay be almost a
j Ity to give milk
! "form" in one co
I fault In another.
! Cows good for milk, and not necessarily for beef, are tlie best, for a
pound of butter Is always worth more
than a pound of beef, and the lifetime of a cow will give many more
pounds of butter than the weight of
tbe carcass for beof. This speaks
much for the little .Jerseys.
Cows kept properly by the fanner
nre less subject to variations from
true conditions tlwin large herds kept
Her Case Bail Uafitetl Ton v--nrso7Tr--.il-
111 eut.��� The Trouble Bruuglir. ort by nn
Allnv.h tit rpphold l*ev��r���-sbt^i** Agwiu
Un joy lut,' liotttl UeHlth.
(From tho Brautford Nationalist.) |
That Dr. Williams' i'iuk Pills are
a favorite medicine in Brautford and
vicinity will be readily borne out
by the local druggists, and that
much suffering has been alleviated by
of this wonderful hea'.cr is
amply shown by tlie number of
strong .-tatement.s iu favor of i'ink
Pills from this section. And yet the
number of cases published is small
in comparison with tlio total number
that have found benefit from tlie u.-e
of this great blood builder and
nerve restorer, it is true t-nm riot*.
I'ills are used in many cases to tone
up  the system, enrich the blocd and
by dairymen.    A painstaking system i stimulate    thc    nerve
adopted on the farm will bring up
tlie farmer's butter to a higher price I
than creamery or dairy butter can i
attain by any possibility.
Jersey crosses c��n readily    lie    obtained at   vory   small cost,   and
where     no
serious illness exists; Imt it is equally true that ia many cases iu which
they have beeu used other medicines
have failed, and tho result achieved
by i'ink i'ills may very truiy. be
characterised  as marvellous. The
springing up where the seeds have uot j skimming. It should then be lightly
been allowed to ripen, when thus early i covered, for if the air is kept out by
The more e.fectual.y the urine is collected and its escape prevented the
greater will be tlie per cent, oi nitrogen and higher the value of manure.
Litter the stalls well with a good absorbent, and then *"iix" the resultant
ammonia by mixing with the pile clay
iir vegetable reiuse matter.
Manure is not o. thc same worth at
all times. "When lean beasts are put up
to latten they at first exhaust the
iood much more completely than they
do when they are nearly latteued,
consequently the manure is very inferior at lirst, but it improves ia quality
as tlie animal increases in ilesh.
The farmer who plants an orchard,
a vineyard, a nut grove, or a small
timber tract now is simply " casting
an anchor to windward."' Such
things sliould not usurp thc placo of
a broader agriculture, but he is not
blameless who, docs not work some of
them in conjunction. Two or thro'-
hundred nut trees will become worth
more than the  whole farm beside.
The reason why it is better to
spread manure iu the fall is because
the soluble parts are theu carried
into and incorporated with the soil
through the fall and winter, and are
in readiuc-a to lend their aid to  the
cross of common, good cows with the ; editor    ot    the      Canadian    Nation-
Jersey ls in all probability the solu- i allst      came    across    just    such    a
tion of the buttor problem so far as
tlie  profit goes���and this    goes    the
whole    length of    the    butter question on the farm.
In no circumstances    should cream
stand    more    than  Iii hours    before
case recently.     It Is that oi Mrs. S.
Soinerville,  a well-known aud highly
respected   resident oi  this city.  Mrs.
Somervllle does not   week notoriety,
but   is  willing  that  a   statement of
what  I'iuk I'ills have done for    her
shall be made public in the hope that
���   some other sufferer may be benefited
a heavy lid to tho jar tho cream will    thereby.   "Mv  illness    nt  first,"  said
stink.    It is folly to add fresh cream   Mrs_  boniervilic, "was a    serious at-
a few hours before churning, for    it '��� tack 0l* typhoid fever.      Although i
will bring uo butter. recovered *irom the  fever it left   its
Cleanliness Is the chief consideration Uiifectg   lmit uave caused me many
in butter making. Trouble is thopHce rs of iniseiTt      The doctor   Haid
of success-with the butter and your   tlmt  m . bIm,a h;l(1 llOL,oiae  [mpreg-
rcputationas abutter maker.  Do not       ttf with     isou ,uul tlult it wouU-
be nfrnid of repeated washings, for the | take    a long    tUn0 t0 eradlcate ,u
The   trouble    seemed   to     have     Its*
caseiae must come out of the butter if I
it ts to   remain   sweet.     Never   use \
coarse salt.
Tliere is a secret in knowing When
to churn nnd ln being ready. Remember that cream always loses In quantity by souring: over sourness results
in greater loss. There Is gain in both
quantity nnd quality of butter by
churning as soon as the cream is ripe.
The collection of cream is retarded
by the formation of a network of minute threads of fibrin. This formation
is favored by contact with rough surfaces and by agitation. Set tbe milk
lu clean, smooth metallic vessels in
cold water.
Wince thc first step in changing
from summer to winter dairying is to
have the cows bred iu December or
January, so thnt they must drop their
calves in tlie full instead of in the
soring, it Is not too early to begin
laying plans now if you purpose to
make the change next year.
very first growth   of the spring.
The low average yield in the grain
belt in the Southern State*, is In great i POULTRY,
part due to the fact that much land i The appreciation for fancy poultry
is cultivated with cereals which Is j has not yet reached as high a pitch
not naturally adapted tio them, but j in this country as lu Kngland. Over
to pastures and the growing of there fabulous prices are sometimes
grasses and fruits ; but rest and better   paid for prize Cochins,  Brahmas and
methods of cultivation    are bringing
them out-
The honey of the State.:* comes from
a small* number of hives upou a largo
number of farms, large apiaries being the exception, and yet the returns from, honey and wax amount to
more than $6,000,000 annually. That
knowledge which comes from experience and close attention is more demanded iu this work than capital or
hard work.
Practical men do not'he.dtatj to say
that nearly half the feeding value of
corn is in the fodder. This is oue
of tlie lessons our calamities have
taught u-. Where there were almost
no curs at all, but tho fodder cut and
shocked before it was spoiled, it was
wortli nearly a whole corn crop in
better years.
Hungarian and millet, cut green
before seed forms, make excellent hay
for horses and eattlo and help out a
short hay crop. It Is not too late
to sow it now, in many regions. Prepare well and sow thick, It matures
quickly, and sliould be cut green, us I
the ripe seed are not good lor stock. [
If the American farmer will   study j
to acquaint himself with what   the i
British   and U or man    and other Eu- !
ropean  consumors of American    pro-
ducts   want, he will not only   find a !
quicker,   imt a  moro lucrative,  mar-
kot iu those couutrios, This will pro- '
fit  him uloro than his usual    futile
al tentlon  tn politics.
fc lir::' i- much moro digestible than
dried food, und tin* animal eating it ;
i.r. i i i.'it i;i iter: milch cows give
more and better milk , animala thrive
upon It and ,are more healthy, If
turned among animals uot thus fed
tliey can ho -'! sctod v [tin u1 ml -
take. .. i-''! uniiupurl ..ii fue; i������ that
i  ���������     n ifer
Much '���*    to    the   market
which cost   im ire  to   pro luce it
11 ��� \>. Is worth. Nothing hut n fre-
qu mi use i ;' the scales n 111 tell us
l' we arc likely to get pay
for tho food consumed, a month's tost
at the Virginia . tntion showed thut
the * ost a pound ol Increase varied
from   8 to  2o  cents.
Brush bees afflicted with foul
brood on frames of comb foundation
iu new hives, and placo them over
a jar of food. To a quart of this food
add 10 graiiw of Ballcylic ncid, 16 of
soda borax, and an ounce of water.
The only loss wili be In the old
. comb and fro mc-*, which should be
burned up.
No breeder or farmer who has ever
sod   any of  tho    improved    stock
chief scat iu my limbs, whicli caused
me a great deal of pain. For about
teu years I continued doctoring, not
continually, but at times, aud I tried
many remedies Avithout permanent
results. This went ou until the
end of '03, when I became so much
crippled up that I despared of getting relief. I hail read much ofthe
remarkable cures through the use of
Dr. WllUamB' I'ink Pills and became
interested in them. Onc day I nsked
my physician it 1 might try them.
Ue gave his permission and I began
using them. By the time the th'-d
box was finished I found myself very
much improved���iu fact, the pains
had entirely left mo and 1 was growing healthier nnd moro fleshy. I
continued u-ing the pills until I had
takeu etx boxes more, when 1 felt
that I was entirely cured, and was
enjoying better health than I hnd
done for vears. 1 am satisfied that
to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills I owe
my recovery, and have implicit confidence In their curative power, and
shall continue to recommend them
to other sufferers.
Dr.   "Williams'  Pink  Pills  for    Dale
ther kinds, running all the way from   People    arc not a pntcnt  medicine
fifty to three hundred dollars.   With j mit   nre    a    long tried prescription
such success must come a love for the   acting   upon the blood and    nerves.
' "   ' ""' ":   " " '"" They  are of great value as a tonic
business, and this we can hav
Make your liens lay when eggs arc
highest, and let the breeding be done
while they are cheap. There is such a
thing as keeping a non-setting breed
at work while the setters are hatching, thus paying the expenses of thc
latter: and breed hs many chicks as
possible, for each one represents just
so much money.
The best customers will pay the
best prices for well dressed, well
fattened poultry. Breed the best flesh
formers for market, and feed them
up to as great a weight as possible.
Dispose ot every three year old hen,
and keep all the pullets; each pullet sliould be worth $2 as a prospective winter layer.
Keep strict account of every ceut
of receipt and expenditure with the
poultry; be sure to charge and credit
fairly. It is a business, and will pay
only when conducted as a business.
The droppings at 75 cents a barrel
will go a long wuy toward paying for
their feed.
Kggs cost less which have been produced by Jieas which havo the privilege of foraging, but the best egg
records arc from flocks whicli are
kept In yards. The latter rcipiire much
labor, but there Is a cost In range
that must be balanced, and sometimes thc land is too valuable to be
given up to tho flock,
Never have a fear that there Is a
danger of the poultry business being
overdone, says an American exchange*
o tills largo couutry of out i oon-
Miin. s more and more ol oggs and
poultry every year. Our (supplies
fall rar Bhorti
in to our cities
during recovery from acute diseases,
such as fevers, etc., building Up the
blood and system, preventing the
often disastrous after effects of
such troubles. Sold by all denlcrsor
sent post paid at 50 cents n box,
or six boxes for $2.50, by addressing
the Dr. Willinms' Mediclno Co., Brockville, Ont. Refuse all Imitations and
' ������ '���".������.;;; 7ZZ
ink ��� care of themsoh es for so or il
months in the yi ar, an I th *y ��� re our
gleanars and economizers, converting
Into i ������'���-���; i who i would otherwl ������ \xo
Into waste, In confinement th y mis I
much that Ls n cessary t ��� their
growth nnd well being, aud must
have It. Especially sh mil they hare
green cut bone.
A large part of the living of fowls
which have their liberty is. thegrass
and other greon stuff which comes in
tin '.������' u*;>y. When the frsh green
grass comes, the eggs increase. If
confined, sow a patch of rye for
" spring greens" for them, and then
one of nats. and feed it them by the
basketful.  It  will  pay.
A bulletin recently issued by the interstate commerce commission contains a tabic giving a comparative
statement of the average daily compensation of the various classes of
railway employees for 1892, 1893
and 1891. For 1891 the average daily
compensation was, for general officers, $9.71; other officers, $5.75 ; goneral office clerks, $2.31; station
agent- ��1.75; other station men.
81.03; englnemen, $8.61; firemen,
$2.08; conductors, $8.01; other
trainmen, $1.89 ; machinists, $2.21;
carpenters, $2,02: other shopmen,
$1,69; section foremen, $1,71 J other
trackmeni SI. 18; switchmen* flagmen and watchmecti $1.75; telegraph
operators and dispatchers, $1.93, and
employees of floating equipment. $1-,
Whon Ponce-de-Leon sought to find
The ro until in giving back lost youth,
it. mny be  that he  had In mind
That, draught which scorns to mala*
n truth
i   it of  tho fal l ��� ace*; old,
For drlnkii ������ ll the old grow j oun ; i
'.������'., i ideedi n draught of gold,
u .        o ; i ll by poot-i Bung.
, nnt   is Dr.   Pierce's
Ool i '. * ' . Discovery,      bl
cours .     It i ��� n most potenl rcjuven-
nt ��r of tho    weakened    and    dehill- '
t..l id    system.        It     drives out  nil
pol on,    nil  impurity,     enriches    the
l-i Hid, and makes the old  and worn
ut tee) young nnd vigorous.   I'oiirc-
<l9\&U'HKjV<*)^1^e+"     :..-.*,    -
%iQ ��*>%" *-**-**' fflsTfr ��* *$XSSEi*
" Why,    woman   alive, you   don't
mean to say that is all one suit? And ;
for summer?" " Yea, it takes  a lot:
of  clothes to make   one   look    thor- !
oiigldy cool, you know."
���' Did your wife say anything when
yon got home so lateV" "Not when
I got home,"    said the other maa, ;
sadly.     " She waited till I got asleep \
and then got up about "�� o'clock to ;
practice on tho piano."
Husbaud (in liat and overcoat)���
Good gracious! Haven't you got
your cwit on yet? Wife���It's all
fixed except tucking lu my dress
sleeves so they won't get mussed. I'll
be ready in half an hour.
Mrs,    S.���Why    don't you    go    to
work ?
Tramp���Please,    mum,  l    mado a
! solemn vow twenty years ago that j
I I'd never do another stroke of work i
i till women was paid th' same wages-j
as men.   (Jets a trifle.
Miss Buzbuz ���Do you sell postage
i ���stamps**:
Drug Clerk���Yes'm.
!     Miss Buzbuz���Well-, let me have five
i twos, please; and give me nice ones,
won't you ? Tho bust ones 1 bought
all stack together in my pocket   before I'd been carryiug  them  around
a we cl-
He���I never saw anything like this
tide. Here I've been pulling steadily
for ten minutes and we don't     seem
to havo moved a foot I
She (after a pause)���Oh, Mr. Strok-
er, I've Just thought of something���
the anchor fell overboard a whilo
ago aud 1 forg-jt to toll you. Do you
supposo it could have caught on some- 1
thing ?
Papa���Weil, little daughter, did you i
help mamma, entertain tho  preacher
when lie called.
Little Daughter���Yes, papa ; I told j
him he'd better stay to dinner,,a�� you j
had a dozen bottles oi heer on the ice. j
���Louisville Courier-.!ournnl,
" Which," asked the unsophisticated I
young person���" which Is tho proper
side of a horse for a lady to sit on'?' I
" Both,1, responded the severe lady |
with tho short hair and seal brown :
A correspondent asks-: " What
should a bow-legged maa ao?' This
is a hard question to answer, but
when he hasn't got anything else to do,
he should be whooping for wider
styles in trousprs.
"I see, Maria,'*  observed Mr. J ones |
at breakfast, " that the price ot
brooms has gono up CiO per ceut." " I |
don't wonder at it,' was Mrs. Jones'
placid comment, " ]nst think of all !
these new women they talk about;
and, of course,, they alt have to have
"No, Indeed!1' declared tho yachting girl, " I wouldn't go to the cricket
match. It's dangerous. I rend in
the paper yestedray where thoy
'howled a maiden over."
She���Have you been rending up on
this yacht race? He���"Well, yes. Sbo
���Well, uow, whore is the sail called
the "baby j:b?" He���Really, I don't
know, but it ought to bo somewhere
near the spanker I
ISSUE NO. 41    1895.
In rjcplyiiij*; to nny of thoso advertise
ments, pl-awe mention th;o paper.
Scoffs Emulsion
is Cod-liver Oil emulsified, or
made easy o�� digestion and assimilation. To this is added' the
Ilypophqsphitcs of Lime and
Soda, which aid in the digestion
of the Oil and increase materially
the potency of both. It is a remarkable flesh-producer. Emaciated, ana;mic ancl consumptive
persons gain flesh upon it very
rapidly. The combination is a
most happy one.
Physicians recognize its superior merit in all conditions of
wasting. It has had the endorsement of the medical profession for 20 years.
VoK't bepertuadesd to take a lubetihite!
Scott 4. 8o�����, Bellnilla,     50c. and $t.
ir tho cleanest nnd best.
Manufactured by thefieo. V.. Tuckett
& Son Company, L't'd.
Hamilton, Ontario.
Sparkling eyes, quick heating heart,
and tlio rosy blush of pleasure on the
cheeks, makes the strong man happy
when he meets big lady love. That's
the kind of a man whose very touch
thrills because it i** full of energy,
vigorous nerve power and vitality.
Tobacco makes strong men impotent,
weak nnd -skinny. No-To-Bac sold by
Druggists everywhere. Guaranteed
cure. Book, titled "Don't Tobacco
Spit or Smote \our Ufa Away/* free.
Ad. Sterling Remedy ��� o��� No. 874 st.
Paul ftrcet,  Montreal.
Why Ja it* that tlio freckle-faced ;
boy who puts bent pins in his teach- i
ers chair nnd takes the good boy e '
"reward of merit,'' cards away from ;
jhlm, always sings: "I "Want to Be
An Angel '* louder than anybody vUe i
In tho Sunday School?
No remedy in the world equals
Nerviline���nerve pain cure. Neuralgia
and rheumatism are relieved almost
instantly, nnd the minor aches and
pains nre cured by a single appllca-
tion. Nerviline���nerve paiu cure���la
Bure to cure.
A church wafl raided at Varna, Bulgaria, by a mob of Moslems, and tea
Armenians who resisted the raid wore
forty-six hours from Toronto; in
healthiest part of State; yielding two
or three crops yearly; low prices ;
easy terms. For particulars, apply
to W. J. FKXTON, 203 Church street.
witli descriptions of farms nnd other
properties, sent free. W. .1. FEN-
TON, 20.J Church street. Toronto.
10,000  ACRES
Of Llie bust land* In Mioliixan, al from (2 lo ffi
poracro. Situated In four counties, on and near
the Michigan Centra), Detroit, Alpena & Laou
baki.* I'.ailw.iys.
Now is the timo to buy.
Address H. M. Fierce, WoBt Bay City, Mich
.���or      J. W. Curtis, Whittemore Mich.
..���:> !::.:>.e,-.e.. ....
���   i
'1 ��� Leon dicin
when 1
i l   he
I it c
r   it.     but     Di
;htly named it
1 Golden' Dlscov-
will say that the Old native was
Just as good. Tlie introduction of : Next to a stinging conscience, makes
the draTt and coach breeds and | life a. misery. The stinging pain of
thorough bred bus moro than doubled j a corn may be speedily and palnleBS*-
the value of United states native ly removed by the use of Putnam's
horses, nntl ao can it ho said of the Painless Corn Extractor. Twenty-
sheep and hogs. I four hours after Putnam'.- la applied
It is woll that the bee keeper benr I the corn may be removed
Dr. Pierce'a Pellets cure permnn nt-
ly constipation, Indigestion and headache*     All dealers.
The following, rudely marked on a
piece of board, was fastened to the
fence of a lot not a hundred miles
from Orllllo :
" Any person ketched on these
grounds, or -cows, or wimiu, will be
liobul two fin? herself  In a skrupe.'
FREE to uny one. Send us your
name and address and we will Bend
you our catalogue of silverware, miscellaneous goods nnd novelties. We
can supply anything. The Queen
Silverware Company, Montreal, Q.
introduce new article among merchants and stablemen in every city
and town in Dominion; pays #0 per
dny; sells on sight; no competition.
Address W. Thomson, 57 King street
west, Toronto.
I'ul'i LaU Commercial school.   KojoyB con-
i tt neata! reputation for tmpoiior work,   stu
duats may enter atony Linu*.   CniidoKue true.
SttAW ft KLUOTT, PrlnolpalB.
$150 For an Old Canadian Stamp.
Every Cnnndinn Stamp need between 1**5-
and i-'m Is valuable and worth Irom lOo, to?l6u
each. I buy onyquantlty.oii the originaloover**1
preforrodi  ��l-o all other kinds of stamps.
��� partlonlarly thoso collootud 25 years ago. Send
ior price list tu 0. A. NEEDHAM,U34Main
: Street East, Hamilton, Ont,
original envelopes of tho dates 1851 to 187U with
postage stamps thereon will got pood prices for
iho stamps By applying to Box 195, Hamilton,
mrs. winsiow's nw��r
BemarkablB Wagers in the Annals
of Gaming.
Mr. OgUen's Fa.ii.'iis Venture or 1,00(1 to 1
oo the Throws ot a Puir of Dice���Gain*
itijil Humorous Wagers of Time. Fast.
Aside from the fascination of betting, there is a legitimate interest
in the theory of chances nud thc
laws of luck. Perhapa the most remarkable wager on record is thnt ln
which a certain Mr. Ogden ventured
1,000 guineas to ono thnt " seven"
would not bo thrown with a pair ol
(lice ten successive times. Tho wager
was accepted (though it was egregl-
ously unfair), nnd, strange to sny,
ills opponent threw "seven" nine times
running. At this point Mr. Ogtlen offered 470 guineas M be oil the be't.
But his opponent declined (though the
price offered was far beyond tho real
vuluo of his chance.) lie cast "nine"
so  that Mr. Ogden won  his guinea,
Now hero we have an instance of*
a most extraordinary series of
throws, says Mr. Richard A. Proctor,
the like of which has 'never Veen
recorded before or since. Before those
throws had been made it might have
been asserted that the throwing of
nine successive sevens with a pair
'of dice was a circumstance which
chance could never bring about, for
experience was as much against such
an event ns it would seem to be
against the turning up of a certain
number ten successive times nt
roulette. Vet experience now shows
that the tiling is possible; and If
we aro to limit the action of chance
we must assert thnt the throwing
of "seven" ten times In succession is
an event which will never happen. Yet
sueh a conclusion obviously rests on
ns unstable % basis as the former,
of which experience bas disposed. Oli-
servc, however, how the two gamblers viewed this very eventuality,
Nine successive "sevens" had beeu
thrown; and If thero were any truth
In the theory thnt the power of
chance was limited it might have
boen regarded as all but certain that
tho next throw would not be a
"seven." But a run of bad fortune
had so shaken Mr. Ogden's lalth In
his luck (as well as .in tlie theory ol
the "maturity of tho chances") that
he was ready to pay 470 guineas
(nearly thrice the mathematical
value of his opponent's chance) In
order to save his endangered thousand; and so confident was his opponent thnt tho run of luck would
continue, that ho declined this very
favorable olfcr. Experience li.nl.
In fact, shown both the
players that, although "sevens"
could not ba thrown forever, yet
there was no saying whon tho throw
���would change. Both reasoned, probably, that ns an eight throw had followed seven successive throws of
���'seven '��� (a wonderful chance), nnd us
a ninth hnd followed eight successive
throws (an unprecedented event), a
tenth might woll follow tho nine
(though hitherto no such series of
throws had ever been heard of.) They
wero forced, ns It were, by the run
of evonts, to reason justly ns to the
possibility of a tenth throw of
"seven'���nny, to exaggerate that
possibility lu probability! and It
appears from tho nnrrativo that the
strange series of throws quite checked tllio betting propensities of tho
bystanders, nnd that not ouo was
led to lay the wager (which, according to ordlnnry gambling superstitions, would huve been a safe one)
that the tenth throw would not give
"seven." 'We have spoken of tbe un-
fnlrncss of the original wager. It
may Interest the reader to know exactly how much should havo boen
wngered against a single guinea thnt
ten " sevens *' would not bo thrown.
With a pair of dice thero are 38 possible throws, nnd six of these give
"seven'- as tho total. Thus the
chnnco of throwing " seven" Is one-
sixth, nnd tho chnnco of throwing
"' soven * ten times running Is obtained
by multiplying six Into itself ten
times, nnd placing tho resulting number under unity, to represent tho minute fractional chance required. It
will be found Mint tllio number thus
Obtained Is 60,166,176. and Instead of
1.000 guineas, fairness required that
807468,173 guineas should havo been
wagered against ono guinea, so enur-
mous nro tho chances against the
occurrence of ten successive throws
of seven.*' Kven against nine successive throws the fair odds would
hnvo beon 10,077,51)5 to one. or about
���10,000 guineas to a farthing. But
when tho nine throws of " soven '' bad
boen made the 'chuneo of a tontli
throw of "seven" was simply one-
sixth, as nt the first trial. If there
were any truth In the tiioory of tho
" maturity of tho chances ' the chance
of such a throw would, of course, bo
grcntly diminished. But even taking tiie mathematical value of the
chnnco, Mr. Ogden need In fulruoss
only hnvo offered  a sixth  part     of
1.001 guineas (tho amount of the
stnkes,) or 168 guineas 17 shillings 6
pence to bo off his wager. So that
his opponent neceptod ln the first instance nn utterly unfair offer, and
refused in the second Instance a sum
exceeding by more than 800 guineas
the real value of his chance.
Wagers sometimes tnke rnther a
grim form. Itis recorded that in tbe
last century a wager was laid for
one of a pnrty of gny revellers to
enter Westminster Abbey at the hour
of midnight. He wns to enter one of
the vaults beneath the abbey, and In
proof of his having beon there he was
to stick a fork Into a coffin which had
been recently deposited there.
He accomplished his obejet, and was
returning ln triumph when he felt himself suddenly cnught, nnd wns so overpowered by terror thnt ho fell Into a
swoon. His companion, not being able
to account for his long nbsencc, found
him in this condition.
The fork whicli ho had fastened Into
It Is tbe First Glimpse the .American Gets ]
of Forelgu shore..
The first glimpse of (ireat Britain
that the American tourist gets on his
European tour is. that oi the Fast-
net lighthouse.
It stands on a rugged and solitary
rock, situutcd nine miles south of
Cruokhaveu, nt the extreme southwest curacr ol Ireland, and is, perhaps, more stormbeaten than any
otner around our const, says tne
Luudon Sketch. The cock ls eighty
feet iu height, and the lighthouse towers another seventy feet nuovu, yet,
iu winter gales, the Atlantic billons
literally bumburd tlie massive structure, nud have oven smashed in a
portion of the lantern nt tho summit
of the erection, the seas frequently
sweeping over the ruck with tremendous force. Some two ur three years
the stormy weather    then    pre
vailing prevented all   communication I I***0 *,"ui*ch and began to sing with
the coffin had caught and pinned his
long cloak, and so occasioned a fit of
terror which nearly proved fatal.
An amusing wager wns arranged between two high-spirited young men,
who, being completely bln60 nnd at a
loss for a novelty, decided to " run
their fnthers, tho ono against the
other, over two furlongs, for ��500 a
At the timo tlio .agreement wns entered Into neither of the fond pnrents
wns uware of tho compact being
made, and when the news wns suddenly broken to thorn one of the
fnthers instantly fell down In a fit and
died, nnd, in spite of his great age���
70 yenrs���he happened to be the favorite for tho race.
The light-hearted, though shrewd,
boy whoso parent was still "going
strong" promptly brought nn action
against his friend In order to recover
the stake, alleging, as his defence,
thnt, though ho had not been consulted, hla friend's starter had been
struck out of the engagement. The
case wns dismissed.
A queer wager is said to have been
won by sir Walter Ruleigh from
Queen Elisabeth on tlio debatable
question of how much smoke is contained in a pound of tobacco, A pound
of the article was weighed, burned
and then weighed again lu nshes, and
the question was held to bo satisfactorily settled by determining the
weight of tho smoke as exactly that
of tho tobacco before being burned,
minus tho ashes.
Tho lact of the ashes having received an ndditioual weight by combination with the oxygen oi the atmosphere waa unthought oi by Elizabeth and thc knight.
Early in the century a bet for the
small sum o. five shillings was laid
in the castle yard, York, between
Thomas Hodgson and Samuel Whitehead as to ivhich should succeed In
assuming the most original character.
Hodgson appeared decorated with
lO-guinea, 5-guinea and guinea notes
all over his euat aad waistcoat, and
a row oi 5-guiucu, notes around his
hat, while tu his back was lustoned
the words, "John Bull."
Whitehead appeared like a woman
on ouo side, one-hall of his face painted, one silk stock .and slipper, while
tlio other side represented a negro in
a man's dress with boot and spur.
John Bull won the wager.
An old English law forced bettors to
pay their debts. A remarkable action
was brought in 1812 by Kev. B. Gilbert ngamst Sir Mark ii. Sykes. The
ba(ronct at a dinner party in his owu
house, In the course oi a conversation
on the hazard to which the il.o of
Bounparte was exposed, offered, on receiving 100 guineas, to pay one guinea
a day us long as Napoieoa should remain alive. Jlr. Gilbert closed with
Sir .Mark, and sent the 100 guineas,
and the latter continued to pay the
guinea a day for nearly threo years.
At last no declined to pay any
longer, and an action was brought to
enforce tho payment. It was contended by the defendant that he had
been    surprised Into tho hot hy the
I clergyman's hasty acceptance of it,
and that tho transaction Was nn 11-
j legal  ono,    seeing that Mr. Gilbert,
j having a benellcial Interest in     the
J life ol Bonaparte, might, in event of
au invasion, use all menus for the
preservation of tho Hie of au enemy
of his country.
I    Tho jury brought in a verdict for
i tho defendant. ,, ...
|    A gentleman of the    last century | Kou',UU1''1 and fcervla are said     to
I laid a wager to a great-amount that    :"ssess ta0 highest percentage   of 11-
ho could stand for n whole duy on I """''������'T of any In the world. Eighty
A Good Piece for tlie Housewife to
Clip Out.
Perhaps the new womnn ls responsible for the falling oft iu marriages In
Englnnd. For the first quarter of this
yenr only 10.0 persons in 1,000 married, which is the lowest rats on record.
A Moscow Jeweller is now making a
silver service Ior the Russian Czar,
whicli Is to cost 100,000 rubles. The
work will be finished in timo for use
at the coronation services, The
pieces arc ol solid silver, in thestvlc
of Louis XIV.
Mile. Jonjou visitoil oue dny a vll-
wlth tho rock for many weeks, so
that the store of food was consumed,
with the exception of somo flour. At
last a schooner managed to approach
sufficiently near tu enable a small
quantity of food to be drugged
through the sea by the hungry men;
aud, fortunately, the next day the
sea moderated, and tho stores were
once more fully replenished.
��� Except In very calm weather, the
Fastuet is surrounded by a fringe of
foam, and the only means of landing
is by the aid of a "jib," fifty-eight
feet in length, so placed-on tho rock
that, iu moderate weather, its end
reaches outside the surf. When a visitor
wishes to land (an unusual occurrence)
he is rowed in a small boat as near
as the waves permit, and the light-
keepers throw out a small buoy, attached to a rope, which is secured by
the men in the boat. Tlio jib is then
swung out, and the visitor, placing
one foot in tlie loop, and catching
tight hold of the rope, is hoisted
about forty feet vertically, nnd then
tho jib, being pivoted at its foot,
swings him horizontally, about n
hundred feet, on to a safe landing.
There wouldn't have been any milk
in a cocoanut if some dairymen had
had tho construction of it.
The question of whether it Is better to have loved and lost or loved
and won depends largely on the one.
There are lots of men who are
pretty in society, but who nre as absolutely useless as dried currants.���
Atchison Globe.
"Hon* about this ?" exclaimed Charon.   ''The waybills call lor seven, nnif
there are only six here.  I am alrali j
I niu getting a shade the worst ol
It would tako a line of cradles ex- I
tending entirely around the globe to I
accommodate   the   37,000,000 liable*-
that are born lu    this   world ever1
Some   of   the   young women   wh.
sing ia the  choir of the Protestun
Episcopal Church of  the Atonement' I
in Brooklyn,    appeared    ou    Sunday j
last    wearing     clerical     vestments
TOiere are neuiiy ity voices   ln   tha i
choir, but ouly  13 of the    feminine
members braved the innovation. The
vestments nre countcrpnrts of those
worn in the Cathedral nt Gibraltar. :
The young women  also wore beret- '
her usnnl enthusiasm. There was a
powerful echo iu thc old church, nnd
each sound she uttered was distinctly repeated. This did not disturb
hor In the least, for she nt onco exclaimed: "It Is only the good God
who Is answering me."
At the Paris Assizes a man named
Deluuuoy was    convicted    ��ind    sentenced to    four years'   Imprisonment
for a singular imposture.     Ho   had
shammed paralysis and been lOyenrs
ln Paris hospitals, then he went to
Lourdes nnd professed to be   cured,
his caso being certified ns a miracle.
Ho was appointed a custodian of one
of the buildings nt Lourdes, but stole
money and    absconded.     He    afterwards returned to Paris, shammed Insanity,    hnd again    absconded  with
stolen money from nn asylum.
A  flue  looking  westerner    strolled
into the Philadelphia mint one   day
and asked Major Worman to have the
equivalent of.. 118 pounds avoirdupois
figured out ior him iu gold.   He w.-i,s
introduced to Cashier Leidy, tu whom
he said that his daughter was to bo
. married to an Iowa man, nud he de-
| sired to mako her a wedding present
J equivalent to her weight iu gold. Mr.
| Leldy ligured that the future bride's
] worth in gold was $35,000, and the
I man, who le.t his card, said he would
draw u cheque ior the amount in lavor
of the bridegroom-to-bo, whose name
! ho also left.   He hnd thought of sccur-
j Ing the actunl gold, but sensibly con-
[ eluded that a cheque would do.
There is a strong probability that
restrictions will be placed ou trolley
parties ln Philadelphia lor    tlie   remainder of the season.    The residents
of   a number of   lucallties    through
which a great percentage of tho parties pass are getting   up a potltton
to the mayor, asking that such mode
of enjoyment bo prohibited.       They
claim tnat with su many parties passing at al) hours of thc night sleep for
anybody in thu neighborhood ls   tin
impossibility.     The species of hilarity and inharmonious musical strains
that seem to be   a   necessary   adjunct to the success oi a trolley party
uro particularly objectionable,    especially at late hours of the night.
Covering . a paint spot with olive
oil uud theu applying benzine.
Jeweler's rouge and Inrd lor nickel
Hot instead of cold water thrown
London bridge    with a trny lull of
sovereigns fresh from the mint und I
be unable    to   find a purchaser for I
I them nt a peany apiece. Not one wa6 j
, disposed of.
A man named Corbet, a member of,
; a distinguished   family   near Shrews-
! bury, bet that his log wus the hand- i
I sonicst in   the   country or kingdom, '
! and    staked    estates worth ��48,000
! sterling on the subject.    Ho won the
wager, and a picture Is still preserved j
In the   family mansion representing
the process of measuring the legs ofj
j the different contestants.
[    Most peoplo hnvo heard of tho two i
| well-bred gamesters who, whilo gnz- j
lag lazily out of tho window,     upon
a dismal wet afternoon, suddenly no-1
tlced two drops of ruin simultaneous- j
ly starting to run down the   pnne !
of glass.     Quick ns thought, A bet
.115,000 that tho drop nearer to hlin
would    come in first. Instantly the !
wager was accepted, and, amid    intense     excitement,     the race   end-
ed iu a dead heat. t
Of the queer recent wagers, one
has Just come to light of a Xew York
business man who mndo a bet 16
years ago thnt ho would uot look
at himself In a mirror for 20 years.
Ho has thus far kept up his lend of
the bet which has still four years Ho
run. ��� ' (
The three Slavic States of Russia, i into a kettle which has boiled dry.
Litharge and glycerine, mixed like
putty, ior a cement.
A paste of piaster of parls and gum
arable for a china cement.
well last night, Mr.
that    gentleman s
" DM you sleep
Pyklns ?'��� asked
"No.    I snt up all night."
"Are yoa worried alio it anything?'
sho went on, with u solicitude that
wns rcuily motherly.
" Yes���to tell the truth, I nm. If
you don't mind I'll confide in you."
"What is It?"
" Y'ou see that blanket you gave
mo Is a littio short"	
" Y-yes.'-
" Andlsntnp In my chair nearly all
tlio night trying to make up my mind
whether I would havo chilblains or
The following example of Irish wit
is contributed by the Richmond Dispatch :
Patrick's face was so homely that,
as he used to say, it seemed an "of-
fince to the landscape," and) he was
as poor as he was homely. One dny a
neighbor met him, and said:
"And how aro ye, Pat ?"
"Mighty bad," nnswercd Pat. "It is
shtarvntion that ls shtarin' me In the
"Is that so ?" said the sympathetic
inquirer. "Sure, and It can't be very
pleasant for oyther of ye."
per cent, of the people nre unnble to
rend or write. Of the Lntln-spcnklng
ing races Spain heads1 tho list with
48 per cent., France and Belgium
having about 15 per cent., Austria
30, and Ireland 21. In Englnnd the
percentage Is in, Holland 10, United
States 8 nnd Scotland 7.
"Augh-wnugh I"
It wus the baby. He had repeated the remark sixty times in the
last hour.
Mr. Newlelgh's hair, such as it
was, stood on end.
"Gwow uwhb wobdgow filv.uiigh!"
added tho baby, while people living
across tho street got up and closed
their   windows.
Mr. Nowlelgh ground his teeth.
"To think," he groaned, burying his
face In the pillows, "that I should
grow up to "lie the father of a railway  brakeman!"
A man with a pained expression oi
countenance sat on a dry goods box.
''Are you Ul ?" someone asked.
"Halve you lost anything ?"
"Never had anything to lose."
"What's tho matter, then?"
"Pm sitting on a, wasp."
"Why don't you get up?"
"Well, ,tha,t was my first Impulse ;
but I got to thinking I wnshiirtin' the
wahl) as badly as ho was hurtin' me,
and concluded to sit hero a while."���
Spnlro Moments.
" When I was ln India," said the
man who had travelled, *'the nativo
thlovcs stole the shoots from under
mo whilo I slept, and I never knew
it." " Yes; and when I was ln the
Northwest during tho boom," euld
tho man who will nover admit America can bo outdone, " I had to sleep
In a room whero thore wero four real
estate agents, and ono of them stole
a porus plaster from my back without awakening me."���Indianapolis
It is, perhaps, hardly necessary to
say that stains should bo treatcU��as
speedily ns possible alter their first
appearance; when ouce dry they are
mure dtfftcult to remove, requiring
both time and perseverance. Paint
should be Instantly wiped o,f; grease
bu wood, stone, or carpet should bo
congealed belore it has time tu penetrate, by throwing cold water over
it. Tea, coilee, Ink, wiue, and fruit
stains will disappear ia a quarter of
tlie time 11 they cun be attended to
whilo wet. Spot-i ou eulored material must not oo rubbed, but dabbed
over and over again until they disappear. Rubbing roughens, the surface nud often leaves a whitened circle
almost ns unsightly us the original
Ktain. Tho dubbing is best done by
covering a finger witli au old hnnd-
kerchlei frequently changed, and
great care should lie taken to con-
ilno tlio operation tu the urea of the
stain itself, and not to extend the
damage by damping aud dubbing the
surrounding material. In the treatment of stains to know what you
mean to do, and to do it quickly and
neatly, Is more than hulf the battle.
We will take stains on whiti washing
materials ftrsti
For actds, tie up a bit ot washing
soda In the stained part, make a
lather of soap aud cold witter, Immerse the linen and boil until the
spot disuppears.
For anilines, wet with ncetic acid,
apply diluted chloride of lime, nnd
wash out carefully.
Apple and pear stains mny be re-
muved by soaking In paraffin for a
lew hours before washing.
Blood, If fresh, Is removed by soaking for twelve hours In cold witter,
then washing In tepid water. If
the mark still remains, cover it with
a paste made of cold water and
starch, nnd cxposo to the sun for tt
day ur two. Old stains require Iodide of potassium diluted with four
times Its weight of water.
For co'feo and chocolate, pour boiling wutcr through tho stains, and
while wet hold lu the funics of burning sulphur.
Fruit stains can bo treated in the
| same way if fresh, but li old, rub
| them on both sides with yellow soap,
I cover thickly with cold water starch,
. well rub in, and expose to sun and
air for three or four days. Then rub
off tlio inixturo and repeat the process If necessary.
Grass stains are removed by alcohol.
lid; requires milk for Its removal;
the spot should bo soaked and gently
rubbed, a fresh stain win disappear
quickly, Imt an old ono may need
soaking in milk for twelve hours.
For iron mould, .-pread the stained
part, on a pewter plate set over a
basin of boiling water, and rub tho
spots with bruised sorrel leaves, then
wash the article in soft warm suds.
Or, cover tiio spot with a paste
made of lemon juice, suit, powdered
starch, and soft sonp, and cxposo to
the sunlight.
Mildew can bo removed by the
abovo paste, or by simply wetting
the spots, covering them with powdered chalk, una bleaching on the
Paints must disappear before turpentine und perseverance,
Scorched linen enn be restored If
tho threads are not lniured.       Peel,
Preserving   pails   and tubs    from I *"?�� antu V"^-" "'"* KC0 I'T tw0
���    - -���- 'onions, add half    a pint of vinegar.
' shrinking by painting with glycerine.
'    Huy sprinkled   witu   water   mixed
with chlorate of lime to remove the
��� smell of fresh paint.
To prevent silverware turning
black, laying a lump of onmplior gum
away with It.
To clean greasy dishes, a teaspoonful of nmmoiiia in tho dishwater.
Cleaning    decanters   with   crushed
egg shells and n few drops of muriatic acid.���Good Housekeeping.
The Lancet's Russian correspondent
cites a report published in u supple-
I ment to tho Army Medical Journal,
by Dr, Ederman, on pixol, a cheap
half nn ounce of curd sonp, two ounces
of Fullers earth, boll these well, nnd
when cool, spread over the scorch, let
It dry on, and then wash out the
gn rment.
Tar can bo taken off with petroleum.
Tea stains yield to the action of
boiling water pourod through thorn
from a height, or to glycerine.
WIno stains. If old, treat liko old
fruit stains; if freah, tablo salt
spread over the spots while wet will
neutralize the damage.
Stains of which tlio cause Is-, unknown will frequently disappear if
held in a pan of milk boiling on tho
disinfectant introduced by Dr. Rnpt- j fire, or by dipping them ln sour but-
It Is said that tho oldest actor In
the world Is Honry Howe, a member
of Sir Henry Irvlng's Company. Mr.
Howe Is nt present 84 years of age,
and hns been on the stage 58 years.
For over 40 years ho trod the boards
at the I-Inymarket, London. He hns
olnyeil with Irving for 13 years.
Mr. Shortis, the father of the Val-
loyfield murderer, has forwarded a
cheque for one thousnnd dollars to
Mine. Leboouf, the widow of one of
the murdered men.
cheskl. It is prepared by dissolving
a pound of green soap In threo pounds
of tar and slowly adding a solution
of a little* over three ounces and a
half of cither potash or soda in three
pounds ot water. At tho time ol
using, ouo part of the slrupy liquid
thus formed Is added to 10 parts of
water, forming a fivo per cent, solution of pixoi, and it is used of this
strength fur disinfecting linen and
for washing tho hands; for the disinfection of dejecta 10 per cent, solution is recommended, Such a solution
has been proved tu be Intal to the
Bacillus autliracls, tu the bacilli of .
typhoid fever and cholera, and to the
cucci uf suppuration, it Is suid that
the preparation costs only about two
cents a pound.
A ncw rneo of ruses has been Introduced by some Paris growers.   They
belong to tho polyanthit group���tliut
ls to say, they bear their flowers iu
trusses.       Tho nuw roses liavo the
advantage over others of being "per- '
pctual" and consequently they flower continuously all through the summer.    This advautage they    owe to
their origin, a natural cross (crolse- i
ment natural), observed In the Lyons
gardens, between the flowers of the
first   specimens of polyanthn Intro-1
duced from Japan and some hybrid
perpetual    roses. By repeated     and !
careful   selections   a new   race   of !
roses has been produced whleh, like I
annuals, germinate, flower and   produce seeds ln less than a year.    The
term   " dwarf" Is Justified by     the
height,    which, ln adult plants,     ls
only about twenty inches. The flowers nro single, semi-double or double
In    almost    equal proportions     and
present almost all the variation of
color   observed in   cultivated roses.
Flowering    commences ln    tho first i
year   nnd even a few montlis after ',
sowing.       This    precocity Is of the
most     remurknblo   and   interesting
fenturce of this new type.
tcrmllk nnd drying them in tho sun.
Tlie articles should then be washed in
cold water, dried, and the process repeated several times In tho dny.
Though contrary to th?. usual practice, night air wid ventilate a cellar
moro thoroughly und cause less humidity than tho but air of mid-day.
Open tho cellar windows at sunset
und leave them open until li In the
morning, and tho air will bo cooler
and dryer than If the cellar Is closed
at night nnd open during the day.
The screens or gratings shuuld be su
arranged that tho windows enn be
opened and closed without moving
Tin: c.u'.si: op the trouble.
Little Clarence���I shouldn't think
Adam would enjoy himself very well
uji  there In heaven.
Mrs.  Callipers���Why so, dear?
Little Clarence���Why, I should think
that the lirst thing every man who
had got Into trouble hero un earth
would do after getting to heaven
would bo to hunt Adam and lick him.
Hopeless Lover���That's your finnl
answer, ls It, Marie?
Unresponsive Mnldcn���It Is, Harold.
I cannot bo your wife.
"Then there ls nothing left for me
but death I"
(At restaurant half nn hour later,
to waiter)���Bring mo a few oysters to
begin with.-Tlt-Blts.
Forty thousand acres of land in
the Southern States have recently
been purchased for occupation by
northern farmers.
Heaven Is very fnr removed from
tho man who studies his prnycr-book
when tho contribution box passes
his way. G. A. McBain A. Co.,   Real Estate
Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
The contract for tne construction nf
ofthe Second street sidewalk has been
let. Thc committee require about $15
additional which doubtless ilics will easily obtain Iron our liberal minded citizens.
Mr. Alex. Grant will erect a street lamp
near the Methodist church ns a gift,
Dr. Thos. \V. Jells of Toronto is in
town. 1
The tenders for the ncw Cmnox Brew
ery Co are out.
Owing to the fact that the statement
of prize winners furnished us lor publics
tion did not show thut in graded pi;s
F, Burns, took first prize fnr sow one
year old at thc Comnx Exhibition, the
item now inserted, was erroneously omit-
The survey of the ncw cemetery is ex
peeled to be completed to-day, and the
contract fur clearing a portion of the
grounds will doubtless be let to-morrow
Dont forget Ihe concert at (".rare Mcth
odist church Thursday evening ol this
Billy Taylor has opened a confection-
try store next 10 Creech's store. Hack
of thc shop is a fine billiard ruuui. Dont
forget the place.
Laagman & Co beats the world when
it carries to dressing a store window in
an attractive manner Take a walk
down and behold the inetainorpliasis.
Miss Nash's fall stock has fust arrived
and will be sold al cost. She has a largo
assortment of everything iu the millinery
line.   Call and see her.
Thc matron ofthe Union and Comox
hospital desires to acknowledge '.he receipt during lhe past week' of a large
parcel ol literature from the W. C. T. IA;
alsti bonks from T. I). McLean tlie bookseller and jeweler; flowers from Mr.
John J. J. R. Miller; and fruit by Mis,
Willcnjar irom the English church festival. *
Archie McCallam ofNitnaimo has rented ihc Courienay Home and will t���ke
possession on Thursday.
Kvery year it is becoming more difficult for prize fighters lo arangc I'wr
their fistic encounters. Tliis shows the
growth nf a healthy moral sentiment
which will soon abolish the whok brutal business. Even Mexirn will hive
none of it. Happily Canada has
long been free from such disgraceful
Mr. M. KelK of Tacoma and W. ('
Pierce ofthe Elite Studio, Nanaimo, will
slop at Union with a Photo tent lor a
short time.
All parties wishing Photo's taken should
call early, as we shall not stop over, one
Cloudy days preferred for sittings.
Money to Loan
at low rate and casv terms.
Lots for sale in any part of town
Fine acre lots adjoining Cumberland Townsite.
164 acres on water front, near the Trent River; easy terms.
Williams & Hunter.
One mile and a half from Un">n: contains 160 acres and will he disposed of ut
a low tiyure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
'I'he new prst office in Dunne block is
nnw complete ancl we suppose "ill be occupied lliis week. After ihe lirst of November tin: money order department will
close al 7 i>. in sharp. This is in accordance wiih the instructions of the past office inspector, so as to enable the accounts
tobe made up for mornin ��������� in -til. It
would be a yood p an ifour business men
and others who have use foi the money
order department would as far as practicable attend to it during the week, so is
not to crowd so n-imli work mto one day
���-Thursday. And it would he a relief if
a larger number than now do would avail
themselves of hox privileges. Mr Ceo.
Hull wil! take charge of tin; office nn the
tirst of November, and during ibe absence
ol the postmaster.
The sermon of Kev. C, H, M. Sutherland, last Sunthy evening, was listened
to by an audience which crowded the
church to the very donr>. It was the
third discourse on thc liquor question,
and was 11 very vigorous arraignment of
parties which trim llieir sails to caich the
favoiin*-* breeze of ihe whiskv influence.
The government he contended was r. mi*
trolled by lh'1 mighty whisky octopus
and did not voice in its la as the will of
the people. The wiil ofthe great majority of the people was iu favor of prohibition and yet the whiskey irnftifi flourished.
Auplyinv Ins remarks to L'nion, he said
the question was whether the whiskey influence was to rule ihe town or whether
the people should control   it.
Sunday evening will close his series nf
sermons on the -iib'rcl. fnr the  present.
In-addition io amounts and names
heretofore published there have been the
follow ine -���
.Mis, R. S. Lnlgh Spcncer,$i; I. W.
Uhgman & Co.,$2| Pieree& Kelly, Si; \V
II. Davidson, $i; W T. Kinnee. $i; R.
A. Creech, $ij David Anthony, $ij ('. H.
Tarbell, $i; Hcnrv Kil's, $i; Stevenson,
$1; D. Kilpatrick, Tt: Robert  Ellim,   fc
Those who lmve subscribed but not yet
paid .\ill comer 11 lav.>i by handing lhe
same io ihe treasurer, M. Whitney, when
,in acknowledgement will be given
through The News.
New novels, plain and rancy stationery at Pimbupy's
Comox, Oct. 25. 1^95
Editor Weekly New-*:
|-"i*mit me a spuce
in your paper for the fidl.oviuy;
I have just returned from a trip north,
ancl to my surprise found that the wire
had been removed from a grocery store
and n'.ist office to a hoiel. Mr. Gamble
told me some two yea is a^o that he
would not have it tn a lintel, and that the
government would not allow ii.
As vou are pretty well posted, can you
give the public any information why ihis
is done now ?
Your*-;,  Ac.
Xotk.��� The government is not dis*
ting in-died for consist ei*cv, We under'
stand, however, lhat the Comox office is
to he opened Nov. i as a telegraph otli. e
and we hope the change foreshadows ihe
presence of a larji r luiiiiber of warships
in Comox harbour th pi heretofore.���    Kd
Tenders wi'l be received until lhe gth
Nov- for the erection and completion of
a iwo and one half storey frame building
with brii k foundation.
Clans and speci cations lo be seen  at
the ofike of A. I). Williams, Cumberland,
Coniox Urewerv Co, ltd.
A. I) Williams,
JONES,*���At  Courtenay, Oct. 6ib. to
the wife of David fntjr*- a daughter.
BJimil, ttie l��ltn!nv��rer uf America,
AM Inijiiiitiiil historians give tu the
J-jorscmeii tiie Uuiiuruf being lhedl-*eovi*i'
ci-h of America. Howuvur, but lew ol iiieui
ever t.'.r.c ine ti.iiiii* of the real lii.si-iivit* r
Aeeuiiiiay tn llie most authentic ivc.**'.**.
iiioaks from Ireland (Use iveivil l.vian 1
ahout tin*yi*ar',->'. A. 1) Admit i*-"> yea/-
lalertlie Niir**emcu (knowing limbing of
tht- ttiwuvtry made Uy llie I flub moiikaj
riso ran nfotll oi iln* link* km*..! i ilmid.
lu llie )*.*:.I* KM   llil-e  l*lMl-T|i|-lKlliy   KOI).-,   llf
trie Vtici.i - IiikI pl.aiiul a uwiui-y uu ll.e
isi,.ml wiiieh Mioti hec-ami- a ll'.misii'iiy
netliem ni-. la Mie \vur *-..:j I.no tin.1 htil
ii, ������ov-ircd tlie vuM const nf G'iueiilaitil and
skirled a!(*;i; it lor .many n.ilfn. lu !':���*"���
one MJariil, who win tmiklnw a trip in dis
\i ���--, I irom Norway io let land, win driven
from Ids course uml llually found hlmsell",
ves*-if I and crew hi a harbor uu the coast of
wli :i In now Nova Seo: ia.
Tin-Pi-' fauLs, lielng -Indisputable, sliouli'
neeord tu Hjimii the iitdlvltlaal hoi-i-r-ui
lii'lug Llit- uiscoverer uf the western cmi
ti-'iit. Itnt ihi* Scandinavian lo io i.ois,
t.-iieii pre.'*shiu their claims of h lug thv
tills* UihCiivei-ji's nl America, *������]��� *,u met,
i in lljiinu, sei-mlny hi i'1't-fii* ui.nfurr,,.^
t'lt'hiiiior llpiui one i.eif. itson of l-Ii-le l.i.e
Kill, otherwise known ��- Lclf I3rie**uu..
'i hm man Led stems to lmve delibci'uLely
I Ti l-vi.-u-J with i,i,e avowed bite-ulna t/l
|ilitutlnu a colony it: lhe mw hoatiiwest**-
ilils sunn* ll vt* mnrs after Lie i.-ttelul vny
tiyx of lijand, who w:is iiu-i:til |mihflnm-r
in thu new won.I. I-Ji-Itsou's colony wa-
lauui'd at what is now Rhode Isi ami
(known in Noi'si* tdatory us '*Vliilaiiu 'i.
and was uud ti tallied for many yi-i.-<, vt:
eorudu,' to some wriu-rs. until llually ivtpetl
out by Lhe tjlagiu*.���Si. I.ouis It'puiidc.
The new hoarding house juat finished now
Mr. L. Mounce's lesideoce i* a most coui-
piete establishment. It u two storeys high
and so arranged as ta admit plenty of li-*ht
and ntrwhine. It fat-en Miuth and is ap-
proaehod bya plank woik lunntpg from
Kir hi utreet and ennneeted with the i-ido-
w-li Byatun of die town. A fro-1 fence
to the yard jdiMM a <*en*-e of privation to tbe
placp. You enter under a verandah which
breaks the outlines. A front ell affords
Mie t-pace for a .splendid room lighted in
bout and side to be miliK'-id as a parlor,
li'u-k of this is a lung dining hall, a part of
which wdl he curtained o& for a reading
room. In tins as in the parlor we oWrvea
that delight of a home an open fire plaee.
I.tadiiiL' from tbe dining room is a lari(ii
veil arranged kitchen, with sink ami connected with a pantry, A wat->h r��om is in
back alfo a bath room, There are oue or
two other rooms nn this tloor useful in their
nny. I'Ynnt and himk stairs lead to the
.tecoiid atorey which is well divided up into
bedrooms ot ditl'erent itizes, all well lighted
nm) >ome have closets.
The houso is pvery way suited for the pur
poi-e of a qi|l��t. fle^nnt. hntne boarding iosti
tut inn; aud will be conducted hy the Miss
Oruhatds which will of itself be a sutlicumt
The opening concert of tho Cnncejt
Lecture Course will he given in the
Methodist church Thursday evening, Oct
31, loinineniinjj al 8 p., m. It promises'
in he lirst class and will doubtless attract
lull house.
Here is the
A uthem , Presbv terian flhoir
Instrumental Miss Turnbull
Sontf  Miss Skinner
H*ioi'ation   Mit-s Powell
Duet Mi��a Ttnubull and J. B  MoUau.
Souk Mias AhraniHt
IiHtrni'iontid   M'sa Williams.
Kooltntlnn M ->s*,er OootnW
S"tiil Miss Anthony.
Duet Min*. Nipkur-.cn anl Mr. Howell
f*--*nii Mr, L-twIa,
In��tnniien'a' Mihs Ahrams.
Anthem   ...   M*-th-idist Choir,
Recitation Mr. Dickinson,
Sonp,., Mr*. Alsop,
Tn-ttrnmeatal M����, OdMI-
PiK't Mrs  Arris and Miss Turnbull,
Koa^irtK  Mias B-*vsnt.
Snap Mrs. Arris.
Instrumental Mins L'tlie Anthony,
Sung Mr Coombs.
Recitation   Mm, Ntt-v-ms,
Noiik         Mies Rush worth.
Anthem   Presliyterian  Choir.
florins; m?*1lf-ine3 f^r rleansine
the system and blood at Plmbury's
drug storo.
F Yo:i Wisi
and Mmt Stylish NEW &
.e a ��-o����k
WMFMM  We expect Our
Annex to he open for hnsimess, when it is, look
out fur Bar


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