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Array $m^^
Change of Adver iscment will appear in
next issue on arrival of
In the meantime call and
Spring Goods **mm���
���>l- :fh/.ic:es vbby low
Take a Look at the Window and 8ee  PRIOES
0 t        ���    e
Stiits cheaper than in the East.      My stock comprises the
very latest novelties in Scotch and English Suitings.
I will sell fine black worsted suits
 at $30 per suit...	
Coal Hines ReplatM Act
Snmtaatlao tor Colliery Managers
Cct.-UImcm 91 Competency
Notice is hereby given that an examin.
ation Ier Managers Certificates of Competency under the above named Act will
fee h-tldat Manairao, on or about tbe ind
Thursday af April, 1896. Candidates
ateadiag to pieseat themselves at such
aaamiuaiiea must, on or before tbe ist
dayef April. 1I96, aotily such intention
ta the Chairmaa ofthe Board from whom
all inlarmaiioo as to particulars can be
Applicants fer examination must not
ate lass thaa ��j years of age and must
aave had at leut two years experience
underground ia a coal mine (or mines).
Along with the application lhey arc to
aaad a certificate of service from their
.���rascal ar previous employer.
TAKE NOTICE that there will also
be aa examination held at Union ia
Aatuit month, ile6. This examination
is far she same object as the one above
referred ta which is to be held in Nanai*
sae.   For particulars apply to
Chairman of the Board, Nanaimo.
Nanaiuio, January 9th, 1896.
' 1    1   ii     .���  11 Oseetar__.
���Comer ot lIss'M.a Uul CoH)U,��rt)isl
Stnwfi, Wauiou, B. C.
Bsaxoa thncu, Third Street ud Dim,muir
Avomiu, B. C.
Will ho ia Ualeu the Ird Wedaasday of
aeek tenth aad remaia lea dayi.
Henrv Cunliffe
bakb er '
ttome Made Bread and First
Class Piss, Cakes, Etc
aw-Sh*f next Weet of Kelly's Photograph
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Cable and Co., Prop's
1 Mraet    -   Nanaimo B. 0.
Manafeclune tbe finest cigars  and
employu none bat white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
1 you can obtain a superior ami
stitfot (he same money
Thr last entertainment of the course
will take place Thursday evening Ihe
13rd at the Methodist church, , We believe the programme is fully up to the
opening one of the course which was a
brilli.int one. Every one should attend
io make this a success as it has been the
first attempt to furnish a series of entertainments, at which some >irst class outside talent has been introduced. Those
not holding course tickets will be admitted for 15 cenls.
Autketa. Ililhodist Choir) Recitation.
Min Powrll; song, Min Ruahworth; recitation, Ilia Steal.; wng Mr Allsopi qui-
tettelmal.), Partner John; Speech Rev J A
Logan; song, Mia R Daniels; recitation,
Min Wabetor; olub .winging, Mm Ferga-
son) song, Miai Niekonoa.
Overtoil*, Bohemian Girt by Prof Spear;
toog, Mr Smith; recitation, Miu N Tarbell;
quartette (medley); epeeoh, Mr Whitney;
recitation, Min Mauiey Anley; duet, Ihe
Mines Bennie; rang, Min Abram.; recitation. Mr BeokeM.Il; quai-lelte, 0.11 John;
duet, Min Tnrnhnll aud Mre Artie,
Chairman, OHM Sutherland.
Tbe case of Quae Bue, the Chinaman,
who was found Sunday morning dead
with a knife wound, not dcev enough to
have killed a well person, was of course
a proper case for an Investigation, It
appears the Chinaman hid been sick
and was he&rd to have declared he wished he was dead. The wounds were of
a character which could have been in*
Aided by himself, Under the circumstances it is most probable that it was
simply a case of suicide. The coroner's
jurv was composed of John Bruce, foreman; J. J. McKim, John Williams, D.
Ennis, H. McGregor, K. Sharp, and A.
Arbaker, who returned the following
verdict: " We the undersigned jury
agree that Quae Bue came to his death
from the loss af blood frnm wounds ia
tke seek inflicted by himself ar parties
1)0*1 comas tke price in mackintoshes'
The A. C. Cattell Co., Cincinnati, Ohio,
down tbe world on water-proof clothing.
Ladies mackintoshes made to order, any
style from $3.00 up, and gentlemen's,
from $4.00 np. Over 100 samples to
ckoose from.���D. C. McKeniie, agent
for B. C.	
t. 0. 0. T. 77 AMVXVXMAY
Members af Union Lodge No. tt are
requested 10 meet at the Lodge room on
Sunday evening April 26th at, 6 o'clock
sharp, for the purpose ol attending Divine
Service at the Methodist Church.
Visiting bretneu. aie uouully invited.
By order,
A. Lindsay, Sec'y.
The April number of the Canadian
magaiine is a valuable one, especially to
those who desire to know more nf Canada and its institutions. The article
entitled, "The Prerogative of Dissqlui inn
by Senator L. G. Power is particularly
timely. It would be difficult for the
average reader to get the kind of information contained in it elsewhere. The
articles on "The Canadian Pacific Railway," "the University of Toronto,," and
"Representative Government ancl Feder
alism" will be read witb great interest and
Erofit. The best porm in the number is
y Willingtnn Jelfers Dottier of Victoria.
���"Ode to Inspiration." The Drumtock*
ly story by Ian Maclarea maintains its
wonderful interest, ln a far different
vein���bright as a picture,! sweet as a
flower, and actually spicea- not rendered dull���with a helpful lesson, "Nurse
Edith's Easter," by Madge Merton.
Did the reader ever notice what liberty
the poet sometimes lakes with the pronunciation of words? Take the Americas poems abounding ia Indian names;
���how musical they are il pronounced so
as to preserve the measure, as tbey
should be without regard* to how Sir
Indian would speak! There is the word
wind which is such a stumbling block to
so many. The i in other English words
ending in ind is given lib long sound
white in wind it is short. It is however
a favorite word with poetk and hardly
eic.ipable if one ii sinjing much of
nature's beauties and itcrets; so a
license is given the poet vben the word
is used at the end of a line, to enable the
versifier to furnish ita pttper mate at
tbe close of another tir-i. But what
sense is there in pronouncing the word
in any oiher than the usujl way when it
occurs in poetry in any other position
than at the end of a line'; The reason
far the change failing, thi rule natu rally
fails. The. practice, theafore is abused.
This matter.of rhyming sometimes involves some skill. We jecollect* of aa
English nobleman offering a pme fer a
word which would rhy itu with porringer.
Next day there appears/ in the Gazette
the following:' ,  /
The duke of York* daughter had
Of Orange her;  >
So here's a word to rhyme witb yours
Of porringer.
"When I am called to admire a prise
baby" said Prof. Huxley, "I never fail to
exhaust the synonyms of all divine attributes; but while I am ahout it, I take
a look at tha paragon's feet, to see if Ihe
soles curve inward and thus betray hii
arboreal decent."
ll is said that petted dogs, not having
ta hustle for their board, tbeir intelligence
fives out and their pups are born silly,
s there any reason to suppose, says a
distinguished writer, thit brains are any
exception to the rule thnt our organs are
developed by frequent use, and stunted
by non use ? Does it not seem highly
probable tbat our ment il faculties deteriorate in default of t iat most potent
stimulant, the necessity for hustling for
tbe means of existence | Should that not
explain the number nf silly puppies
evolved by families bkssed or cursed
with pro-assured incomes ?
Editor Nkws���1 aoiice in your last
ietue Wat yuu aave tuned .he attention ef
the publio toward the Very oeoeeevy aad
veryuiuobabu.il "oiurch uuuira." You
augguat ine, under oeMtiu oouoiuoaa way
aru a mud ihng to ui.ua_e. PoMib*y none
���tiuir. u.y be. I hJe h._r_ u( ouoira
i1.iu41udilbjul.1e*, <*'. now, nail), uu
yi>a not think tbat ii| ;,et *l./ij he aell
4/1 ciHior Qoniblaetiouel'liiob *x*.,��i w*-.i*.i*,
uul ei" their work *-*T. I I lui,*. I... at,
ohuirii for muny .-��� >..* i'-a n.,.. ,.r 1 mil ro
���nu,; in Hevni'tit, .:uii li,,u never yet ...ruck a
quarreUeiA. obnir. to.-... nomill. au uidi-
viiiual member woahlpit iu a out, aud .it
for a few Suudaya iu Ol body ul '.lie ohureh
looking fur all the w.'ld lu. a ti.h uu, uf
water; but it waa uul, fur a lull, wbilu,
By aad by all would p well t*.m. My
op linen is that ta.ni 1 no ult.. ol p<up!e in
our uburotin who du heir work uuru l��itli>
fully than the chow, aud too ultea g��t
little thanks lor 11. tt is. .tm. ti.a 1
thiol tha oeogrrgatia at nearl <lo api>reoi
as. very mueu their .11 ueuyia* urvieee,
I doubt vwy uiuon 1 yuui remedy wouid
remedy matter, any. It uiigbt be vt.,
alee ia i��e way. to ave a quartette ,.
yea .nggeit; but ouude of largo eitiee,
where oae they be loud? Thwii wn.r-.- 1.
the qnartatte that won be regular etuia-
dauu! If one ur t-ve then, #eio abooiit,
where would the ehufh
Ihey wonld be aa apt 1
Masher of any char.
McPbee & Moore
h* lur laui.oT
0 be **��> w *
,'heu it (Q��w un to
1 pint, when i�� tut u �����>' tu cuuiu Uow,
1 mutt ot tht uburuti iw��i *ii muir iuui.u
to nwi prtMbl HpHiu ?   I ikmk w�� win
UlAlMd tft    tlMMug
-*��.   tt'Vt   tbvoi    v
lUud b> our uh(Hi�� lUli
thi Ui     LU    tmttitt
m��aeur�� t\\ loam ul *i. AUc^a\re,hv,u'AA* ���   ��u��i
yiatkn whiiih rliii.v rich*
tug >��u (or rvfsrriug ti
tlt.mrw;        'i'likLik*
hi* m��t��r.
1 rtoiiiiTy As truly,
Union, April 17ab, I Sf
FOH SALB���Fun* Wi �� Plymouth Book
EggvktT. D. Mc uV
Flour, Feed, Field ano Gfarden iteds, Etc, Etc.
Is well stocked with choice fresh and salt
meats, vegetables, butter, eggs, poultry and
all kinds of fruits . . .
~*i t^Goods Delivered Promptly
On Saturday last at Conrtenay, the
"Union Muaieal and Dramatis SoeUty,"
gav. thoir first ent.rtainii.nt,
They wan greeted by a large aad appreciative sadienee.
A piano selestion by Ulse Williams wm
the opening parformanoa of the evening,
end waa well rendered; this waa followed by
a song wtth banjo ammpaniruent from Ur.
Yf. B. Smith; tbe aeat nambar ea the pro-
Suame was a Highland Daaee by the
int. William,, who ara oerteialy graoetnl
dainty little daooera, aa light as fairiaa, aad
they received a deoided encore.
A song by Mit. Rnthworth waa enjoyed
by all. Mu. Rushworth hu a sweet voiea,
aad bar aeleotlon proved pleasing. Aa an
aooore ihe rang  'SwMtaat 8tory aver told.'
Dr. snd lira. Westwood gave Darby and.
Joan; we have sil heard them ln thi. and it
ie unless to uy it waa feelingly sang ud
A short interval wu given wha Mr,
Whitney, chairman ol tho aooiety, made a
abort impromptu speech, appropriate and
partly Intrudaetori ts the eoawdy   "The
������tha Rough Diamond," ie a bright
oommedetta with a polo ed mi ral.
As ''Margery" Lady Evug* em, Mrs Dr.
Wwtwoodwu good indeed 1 aie portrayed
tho warm-hearted, true priacpled, impulsive, though uncultured couotr, ho dau to
the life.
Dr. Westwood, u L >rd Bvergraeo, lhe
polished scholarly nobleman, whoae deliwte
uuitiveueu wu daily thoctid by the wife
whom ha had hoped "to educate," wu a
pronounced snecdu. He awuied tn.for.lly
tttted to the character.
Miu Skinner, u Lady Plato, certainly
did well.' She bu a sympathetic voiu aud
modul.ba it t-Ueetively.
Mr. P. Donne, made a dae Capt   Bleu
Mr. G. Hull'.makeup u Lord Plato,
wu. sellout, tbd ha played hu part mixt
crerli ably.
Miu Gibeon'a waa��too light a part to give
any aoO|je lor aotug, butane mid* a very
p oity la��ly'e maid.
Comin Joe, takeu by Mr. W. & Smitli,
wu played iu Mr Siiiiw'a u ,uai natural
euy atyle; aud nla bluuiler. and o*��ua:ry
drawl provuktd great merriuiem. Mr.
Smith i�� alwaj.guod.
As aooouipaoiot, Mia. Williarne' playing
wu helpful aud aotertaiaiug.
Ou tbe whole tbe out wu abovo the
average, tor .matter,, with oobkidereble
of taleot amoug tbem.
The entertainment will bo repeated at
Cumberland ball oa Mouday the 27tb. By
all mcau. go aad tu thoui every b dy.
Will give an eatertaiirenl al Cumberland  lull, Union, on Monday evening
April 37th.   The following it thc
Piano selection, Miss Williams; Ino,
Miss kushwnrih, Dr. Westwood and Mr
Cock; banjo sung, Mr W I) Smith; song,
Mr Cock; skirt dance, the Misses
William.; son^ wuh vm.in obligate, Miss
Rushuiinh .mu Dr iVcstwoodl interval;
iidiiifM,, tht; chairman; piano solo, Mitt
William*; followed by ihe comedy, en
tilled, ilit Kou_l) biiimond wuti ihc
following cati bf characters! L,*r*. i'l,.to
���Mr Geo Hull, Sir William EvergreeH
���Ur Westwood; C-.pi Auxustu^ Bleu*
heim��� Mr P Uunnr; Cousin Joe���Mr
Wm B bmith; Lady Plato-Miss Skinner'
Margery���-.tlrs Wenwoodl Lucy���Miss
Gibson. Mi>s Williams, atcjmpamsl.
Mr. Whitney, chairman.
Mr W, T. Althe ion ba. relumed to
Union. He was vury favorably known
here for several months and his Iriends
will he gad to know that on the 3jrd
inst, lie will mite intr tho management
of the boardmi; and room department of
the popular Hotel Vendome. The Al-
therion-. are well known as hotel people
throughout New Brunswick and elsewhere, and no doubt will give entire
satisfaction to their patrons.
Boys give the new management a gosd
send off in the shape of a trial.
Latest by Wire
Nanaimo, April  llth-Anai   	
was arrested here and committed lor trial
on the charge of unlawfully disposing af
her newly born child in order to coaceal
its birth.
Sergeant Lomhin of Chemaians it
endeavoring to organise a ���___-_�� coat*
pany there.
The steamer Willapa, btaad fer Alia,
ka, called at Naaaimo yesterday.   Ska
is wall loaded wiih freight and nantl
raooausirr m
. The steamer Progressist is espaetad ta
arrive at Wtflingtoa today lo load tail
for San Francisco.
Winnipeg, April  tyth���Jan.  Hemp,
ind engineer at the water  works pump
house lail into a big fly wheel yesterday
and was ins.antly killed.
Buffalo, N. Y., April ink-lto met)
employed by Ike Buffalo Car Maasfac*
luting Co. are out oa strike,
London, April   iSih���The  Eachaagt
Telegraph sayi it ii rumored lhat Buluwayo ha> beea captured by thc insurgent
Mattbclies. I he rebellion ii apreading.
The Imperial government it blamed fer
apathy in South Anita. Indication! nra
lhat disaster bas oven-ken the British
Constantinople, April 17���Tht steaastf
conveying Li Hung Chang to Russia to
attend the ceremonies ol the Cur's eeie.
nation at Moscow, will be escorted
through Ihe Mediterranean Sea by tkt
Russian warships,	
The Rainbow left aa thc nth witk 176
tans of coal for the C. P. N. at Victoria.
The lug Lome was in on tkt nth aad
look 11 tont of coal for vessels oh.
On the llth tht ship Kyaaaca arrived
afitr a passage of 1 ]6 dayt from Glssgtw
with Art brick aad Jlher brick fer ikt
construction ef thc cokt oveas. Ska W
now discharging her carga,
The Capalino was in on tht ijtfc aid
took 11 tons for vessels utt.
Tht Tepic ea Ike 14th lift hi Vancouver wiih ]s6 teat ef eeal ud 7 leu
of coke fur the Su_ar Relinery.
On the 17th tht Rapid Trtatil left
-tith 247 ���"-*�� tnt use ot the V S mu ef
war, the Monlery, I Seattle,
Tin.* Mlnneola arrived on the aoth, aad
Ihe .'ian M iii-o ��ill be due Friday.
Ship I. 3. Brown was due yesterday
10 load loi ihe U. S. patrol feet, Alaska-,
aLu Richard 111 10 load fer IM safe*
"a b louohud * eo.
A chance for every gentleman le 1
ia city style at a small outlay
Inspect our importations of feahio
ble Suitng for the spring season. .
See the grand line of samples- ���
thing ol the highest class, eminently correct, of unsurpassed value.   Call aad examine samples and be cenvtneed.
0. C. McKeniie, Agent for B. C
Roe-At Courtenay, April  ink, Mrs.
Gee. Roe, of a son u
tv^    '
mailed the policy to her on Feb. Sth
Dr. R. D.   Moflatt,   who   examined
 * i Kate Tough, was also seen.
I    ���' I remember tlie examination very
Her Death Was to Brin? Hammond! w*>��" ��''***1 *>*���.,'Io(lat,t-1 "Lfi~B "���
lierlectly    healthy   girl,    stout
Just S5.D0Q.
Ch1**r iwi.1,1.,1.!,* siimn. nt tlravtuhxxtmt.
Carries it Home Willi Him-ivi-uM��r
Attmnptot ilMiunioiid'it Father to lift
KoMenslon ��if tii�� Victim's Uvlouglnga���
Intercepted by ftCltj U��taotlve��� *ti Attempt  to Gel a 86,000 Policy in the
Kl|tlltitt>lt'��� Tlm I'llntuit'i-'M UrHVudOi
Toronto deBpatob : The ilovelup-
Hunts oi yesterday in conneottonwith
the UummonG-Tougl) potaoning onue
give a vow and more terrible aspect
to tin.' tragedy Unit"*'as, during the
past tew days, so ttkclted the quiet
town of Gravenhursc, nnd wUlclilias
aroused an interest hardly ion deep
In Hi is city, From [acts which came
to lijjht yesterday, it looks iih if
there i.-. in prospRCt another (SenBa-
tloaai murder case i*: tha stamp ol
those in which the prisoners were
the HyamB brothers, the Eteader-
btkOttS, tlio ini'nnious HolTOOB, ami .Mrs.
Hartley; trials in whicli tlie motive
urged icjr tlie crime alleged was thu
desire to Becure insurance money
which hud been placet! ou tlio supposed victims.
if it was indeed from the hand of
William Hammond that tiiis unfortunate youDg wiffl received the vial of
deadly poison ���which is snid to have
lieen the Pause of hor death, and on
tliis point no opinion can be expressed
nt present, then the developments of
ynsterdp.v show a motive for the
deed of a very strong and tangible
The ueueaaud had, hardly a month
before her death, taken out a policy
for $3,000 in tlie Provincial Provident Institution, of Ht. Thomas, and
made it payable to her husband.
There is also evidence In the girl's
own handwriting that while in Buffalo at the time of their marriage
an insurance policy had been placed
on Mrs. Hammond's life. The theory
of tho prosecution will now, he that
Hammond had heon deliberately planning the murder of his wife, even from
the time of his marriage, in order
that he might secure tho insurance
The movements of tho girl for some
time before lier death are nlso made
clear by tlio information which came
to hand yeitei'd.iy. Still more important evidence might have beon secured
had tlie Gravenhurst police managed
to secure possession of the trunk at
Hammond's late boarding-house, but
tlie father of the prisoner took this
away on Wednesday. It is n question
whether this trunk waa Hammondfls
or whether it had not lieen the property of the dead girl. Chief of Police
Archie Sloan, of Gravenhurst, came
into the city yesterday and is engaged
in working up tho case from this end.
Of course the most important evidence eecured so far la that in relation to the policy taken out on the lifo
ol the deceased. The story of how this
was secured is interesting. Tho Provincial Provident Association of St.
Thomas has a branch ofiice In Toronto ut the corner of Church and
Adelaide streets. The manager Is Mr.
I, Armbrust. Here a new element of
fcensatiiunai Interest is added to the
case, though without having any direct bearing thereon, In the fact that
it was in tlie cellar of Mr. Armbrust
at No. 10 St. Vincent street where
were found tlie remains of the unfortunate Pitezel children, tho victims of
H. H. Holmes' insatiable appetite for
human life. . Here, too, an insurance
policy was at tlie bottom of the series
of crimes perpetrated, Mr. Armbrust
took the house long alter the murder
had been committed, and, of course,
when the bodies wero discovered lent
the police and detectives all tlie assistance in hig power,
It was about the end of Deceinbor
lust tliat Kate Tough entered the office of the company and Inquired of
Mr. Armbrust regarding rates of in-
surauce. Slio gave the name of .Catherine ElUabHu .lames, and explained
that her husband wanted hor to make
Inquiries as to tho cost of Insurance
in that company. When Mr. Armbrust had given her the reijulrcd Information she stated that Bhe had
not the money then, but'that her
husband was to get it, as ho was expecting kjuio money, and when it
Dome the uouhi call ia again. On
January 9th Just the so-called Mi*.
James again entered the office and
told I\IY. Armbrust that he had concluded to take out the insurance. Bhe
wHiiteU a policy icir $8,00(1; and desired tt mado payablo to her husband,
Mr. William Thomas James.
Dr. it. 1). Moling, of No. Ull Parliament street, oue of the medical examiners for the Provincial Provident,
wus lu tho Office at the time, nnd
Kate Tough was examined lu the
private Office and accepted by the
doctor as a good risk. The result of
the examination was sent ou to the
head office of the company at St.
Thomas, along with tho form in
which the applicant for Insurance
gives the names of two references,
and nlso of tho family doctor. Ono
of tho references given by tho girl
was tho name of Mrs. J. T. It. I.ee,
of lJJo. 459 Bnthurst street, where
Kate Tough was employed as a domestic at tho time. The company
sent on a list of questions to Mrs.
Lee regarding tiie girl, and, the answers being satisfactory, the policy
was made out payable to William
IjhOtoas James, and mailed to the
girl at No. 450 Bnthurst street. Kate
Tough in the meantime had paid $18
entrance fee, and $9 the first year's
premium.,  to  the company.
" I considered it a very good risk,"
said Mr. Armbrust to a reporter, "and
had not the lenst suspicion that
anything was wrong. James himself,
the tmsbnndrl did not see at all during the proceedings; the girl transacted all the    business   herself.     We
. girl, stout nnd
strong-luoking, and I considered lier
an exceptionally good insurance risk.
I think she said tliat her husband was
a lawyer residing on But hurst street,
and I thought nothing of her desiring
to insure her life In his favor, as this
is very frequently dono."
There Is a very curious Incident In
connection with the choice of the company in which Hammond's wife had
her life Insured. Hammond was a
clerk in the law office of Willoughby,
Cameron & Lee, Dr. Moffatt, who examined Mrs. Hammond, or Kate
Tough, Is very frequently In ihis oflice
in the course of business. It is given
as a plausible explanation that Hammond saw Moffatt iu the office, Inquired nnd found out who he was, and
this gave him the Idea of the com*
pany to send her to, if the Insurance
scheme originated with ulUL
There   is   good  reason   to   believe,
however, that tlds was not the ouly
policy  which  the prisoner,  Hammond,
obtained on the life of his wife.    On
Jan. Phh  last, a few days niter *he
had been in to the Provincial  Provident to apply for    in>uraneo,    Kate
Tough wrote to Mr, Armbrust In relation to .mother policy taken out ou
her life. Tho letter stated that while
on "the oilier side" ber husband had
placed some insurance on her life, but
she  wanted her husband  to   have it
cancelled, as it had been obtained under false pretences.   Her husband, she
said in her letter, had promised to ilo
this, but bad been busy and had not
had time to.     What she wanted to
know was did this first policy make
any  difference with respect    to    the
policy she had applied to the Provincial Provident for?  Mr. -Armbrust replied  that  having another policy  on
her life made no difference.   The girl
did not state in tlie letter tlio amount
of the first policy, tho company, the
name it had beea taken out  iu, or
where it had beea taken out.      Tlio
theory is, however, that the,   policy
was issued by some company in Buffulu when the couple were over there
getting married.     If, however, Ham-
mond really had any idea of insuring
ids wife aud then poisoning her for the
insurance money lie would appear to
hove gone about thb matter in a very
clumsy way.     In the first place the
false name given by the girl would be
almost sure to be discovered when he
came to make application for the insurance money after her death, and
thea again the difficulty of proving
Ids owu right to the money wouSjA
seem tu be almost insurmountable.
A despatch received    last    evening
from    Gravenhurst says:    The chief
subject of    conversation among    tlie
residents hero is still    the death of
Kate Tough, and while public opinion is agaiust tlio youug husband it
is kept iu cheek by the total absence
of any apparent motive on his part,
so far as has  boen discovered here,
for gotting rid of his wife.    If murder    it    was, the perpetrator weat
ubout it lu a way so clumsy as to
mako It impossible not to see his eon- |
ncction with the crime.   Despite this,
a theory advanced  by    some people
here gives Hammond  credit for laying his plans well, their success, how-
over, depending on tlio proper execution  of  a  somewhat  deliberate part
of the plot.    Those persons say that
uutil tho night of ber death neither
of  tho bottles  found    between    the
ticks of hor bed were in Kate's room,
uud in tills contention they have the
support of Mrs. Tough, who says that
had they been iu her daughter's possession    sho    would  have  known it.
Then, they say, Kate bought tho phosphoric acid  on  Friday   night,  which
is a fact admitted by the druggist.
Tho bottle of prussic acid, tliey  surmise, was    a portion    of    the    vial
bought by Hammond lu tho morning
and was given to her by him wheu
ho first mot  her on Friday evening,
aud that it was to put thom in her
room that sho went upstairs Immediately beforo going out for the last
time.    Her mother's statement    that
sho remained in lior room but a moment,  long enough  ouly to take off
a wrap, might seem to.lend substantiation to this, if sho really got tlie
poison from her husband.   Thou, theso
theorists continue,  having succeeded,
by what guile can only be surmised,
in getting the young woman to conceal tho prussic    aeld ln hor   room,
matters were ripe for thc execution
ol tho rost of  the plot.    Taking her
to his father's bouse, from which the
occupants  at   the  time  were absent,
ho   induces hor to swallow a quantity of tlio remaining portion Ol the
contents     of     the     bottle,     representing     it     perhups     as     a   tonic
or something that would do her good.
Th�� quantity and tlie strength of tlio
doso given to her ho   so    regulates
that she will ho able to reach home
and perhaps her own room before the
poison begins its destructive work on
hor systom.     with tins programme
carried out successfully the conclusion
which would readily bo   reached on
finding the young woman dead with
the bottle ol fiOlSOQ in'Iht ro >m would
be   that  she     committed     sulcldu,
Those      who      moot     tlds      theory
point to all   the   (jlrcumstances Immediately preceding the death of tho
.voung woman as substantiating their
contention that thero was a deliberately hiid-out attempt to murder and
givo the death the appearance of suicide..     Thc purchase of the poison in
the  morning  aud  the   sudden  return
of young Hammond ahead of his parents from their friend's  house in the
Country,  his meeting    with   her and
taking lior to liis father's houso, and
the   fact that bo did not accompany
her when sho left Tor her own home,
they claim, all look  extremely bad,
to say tho least.     Then,    too,    his
story nbout having thrown away tho
bottle of prussic acid bought from Dr.
Campbell on the day after the girl's
death they refuse to credit.    Ho was
nsked to show whero ho had thrown
It, and pointed to  a vacant lot opposite his    father's house,    but, although hn did some digging In     the
snow with a spade,   he  failed to discover It.
It would seem, however, to be worse
than stupidity, if hn did erlvn the girl
thn poison, to place it In a bottle
with Hargreaves liros. name ou it,
as it must have been patent to him
that tills would at once direct attention to himself.
The remark mode to Dr. Campbell
by Hammond that this wub not the
first time that she (Kat*^ had taken
poison Is supposed to refer to an occurrence one night some three years
ago, when Miss Tough rushed into
one of a row of houses not far from
hnr bome and fell In n half-faint on
thn floor. It was snid that a peculiar odor wan recognizable about her
on  that  occasion.
ft was understood   here last night
CWedneBday)that Mr. Ephralin Hammond had gone to Orltlta, but it has
since ben learned thnt ho went not
to Orillia, but to Toronto.    Chief of
Police  Sloan  went on   a  Inter Train
nlso to Toronto,    to    secure  Kate's
trunk,  which  was supposed  to bo In
young  Hammond's  room.      Tt   la    n
| matter of speculation whether  both
I went on the same mission, and, If so,
i whleh was SUCCeSSM!.
Toronto despatch says: Thn police
last night seized the trunk which had
beea taken from the boarding house
on Beverley street of young William
Hammond, who Is charged with the
murder of his wife, Katie
Tough-Hammond, nt Gravenhurst, by
poisoning. Tho trunk proved to be
that of tho deceased wife of the prisoner, Hammond, nnd an investigation of its contents disclosed a certificate of marriage between Hammond nnd deceased at Buffalo in November last, and a couple of insurance
policies, one for $3,000 in the Provincial Provident Institute, of St.
Thomas, and tho other fur $2,000 in
tlie New York Metropolitan. Both
in favor of Hammond.
A Toronto despatch says: Chief of
Police Arch a Sloan, of Gravenhurst,
came to Toronto on Thursday and
Inspector Stark detailed Detective
Burrows to help him In the case.
From pap irs fuund in Hammond's
possession *t the timo of his arrest
the detectives rightly surmised that
the dead gi'I was insured, and after
some dlffleu ty they confirmed this
fact by visiiing tho Insurance offices,
The dctec Ives then went to Hammond's late hoarding house, No. 35
Beverley street, Where they hoped to
find a truni belonging to Hammond,
but were di appointed to learn from
Mrs. Bryan that Ejihralm Hammond,
father of thB prisoner, had called on
tho previous evening and taken the
trunk away saying it was to bo sent
to Gravenhirst. Sloan and Burrows
then went t) the Union Station and
discovered tiat the trunk had been
held over tl 1 the morning train. A
message wai sent to Gravenhurst to
havo it imp{ unded on its arrival, but
the trunk ne per reached there. It appears that fur some reason Mr. Hammond, sen., i nd a private detective,
who was wc 'king with liim, had gone
to the Unloi Station, and stated to
the authorities there that the trunk
had been sent to Gravenhurst by mistake, and anting that a wire be sent
up tlio line to have it returned as
suon as possDUe to the city.
Detective Burrows got on to this
move, aud learning that it had been
transferred to a crossing train at Al-
landale, watched foi* the Incoming
| train. When the train arrived old Mr.
Hammond hnd a private detective
I named Ellsworth anx.ousiy looking for
the precious box. They hud secured it
when Detective Burrows went up uud
took possession of it in the mime of
the Crown.
The trunk was taken to detective
headquarters, whoro it remained over
night, and was opened yesterday
morning. To the surprise of the detectives it turned out to bo the trunk
belonging to deceased, as it contained
a quantity of woman's clothing, but
also a nunilior of shirts and other
things belonging evidently to Hammond. There were numerous trinkets, but the Important fiud consisted
of the two insurance policies in the
Provident njid Metropolitan, a number of letters and a marriage certificate.
Among tho letters were several from
deceased to Hammond, one of which
was dated Bovember 20th, 1895, and
would load to the belief that policies
had been taken out, or that applications had open mnde by deceased for
insurance hi the Equitable and Now
York Life companies. The letter was
written by deceased at Buffalo to the
prisoner, who Was then in New York.
Thu wedding pf Katie Tough to
William Thomas Jumos was shown by
the marriage certificate to have been
solemnized by tao Rev. Edward Whitman, a Baptist] minister, at Buffalo,
on November llth, 1895,
Ono of tlie ledtors that wore found
In tho trunk vtfis from Hammond to
his wife, whichjwould lend to the inference that hijwas hard up and expected ta get jnouoy from his wife.
Another lettol was written by Mrs.
Hammond Irdn Gravenhurst after
her return lioui. Hhe askod for hor
trunk, which #ns lu tho city, and
said that her Barents upbraided hor
for being su milch away from homo.
Her parents axued from tbo fact
that she had rot her trunk tbat sbe
bad been nut olemployinrnt and that
hor trunk hnd been retained for hnr
board. Sho Hiiltl that she hail told
lies to conroaljtho real stato or af-
fairs Irom her |ioplo. Hhn begged him
to write to liff as sho had writton
four times and? received no answer.
Tho letter wajf dated February 2-lth
of this year,   i
In Juno las�� year Miss Tough entered the Benwe of Mr. McKellar, No.
185 Bathurst Street, giving her proper
name. She wm there several mouths,
and was muci liked. Hammond often
cnlled on her there. The girl left on
Nov. 13th, pjinumnbly the date she
went to Buffiio vith Hammond.   "
About 5 o'dock last night Chief
Sloan called t| the detective department for the trunk, in whicli the evidence was fotld that shows tho motive for a crii��, if there was a crime.
Cidef Sloan sibuldered the box and
took it downwiirs, where he hoisted
it on to the front of Pat Sullivan's
hack, A preS reporter accompnnled
the chief on t��io drive to tlie Union
Station to flitch tbe 5.15 train for
Gravenhurst. At the station the bag
gageman remarked, "Didn't 1    check
this trunk yesterday?"
"You did," replied the chief, "but It
will get to Its destination this time.'*
The chief stated he believed Hammond had no trunk, and Detective
Burrows is of the same opinion. Therefore, no further search will be made
in that connection.
"How was the prisoner taking his
position when you left Gravenhurst?''
asked the reporter.
"Oli.he feels it keonly,"replied Chief
"If he is guilty, do you think he*
will confess when he sees what evidence you already have against him?"
"I almost believe he will," replied
the chief, who was exultant over the
outcome of his few hours' work in the
The stomach of the deceased girl
will he brought to the city at once
and examined bv the Provincial Analyst.
Home   of   the   letters   which   Chief
Sloan    found on Hammond  after   his
arrest are decidedly Interesting.     Ono
was  from   Hammond   himself to   his
wife,  but which  had never beea   delivered.   It stated that lie had called
to see hnr and had not been welcomed
by Mr. J, T. B. Bee. Hnminond Importuned his wife to givo him something,
but what that was tho letter did not
reveal.   " Por heaven's sake, come tonight at 8.lo to the usual place, and
bring it with  you."    Further on   he
says: "That woman would not wait."
was AFTER ANOTHER $5,000,
Buffalo despatch    says:     To    the
World:      Mrs.    Janies called   at my
office and applied for    $5,000  insurance,  payablo  to her  husband,   who,
she stated,  was a law student   t*liat
she had recently married,  that they
expected   to go on  to New  York lu
the course of two weeks, where     he
would complete his studies    and go
into  business.       The    following  day
she passed a gooil  medical examination,  paid  the first  quarterly  premium in advance.     Soon after the receipt of  the papers at the homo office. New  York, the medical department  wrote,  stating they  could not
find such  parties    at  tho    residence
given in the application in Toronto.
At my request Mrs. Janies called at
the office and informed mo that her
maiden name was Katie Tough und
that they  bad been under    tlie assumed name of Hammond  at    their
boarding house.    I communicated the
information obtained to our medical
department, stating that there was
beyond question    a    mystery  about
the case  I   could  not solve,  and no
doubt something   wrong   somewhere,
although Mrs. James appeared ladylike and all right.     Sho left her address and    went on    to New York.
When hnr case was declined I  wrote
her to that effect and returned her
tho money sho had  paid.     (Signed)
A. P. Aird, Manager  Equitable Life
Assurance Society.
He is not at all likely] to say another word incriminating himself.
His bearing ls ono of Indifference or
bravado, and at times he exhibits a
Jocularity which ill becomes the tight
place lie Is in.
Hammond spent the evening of
Tuesday at his parents' house, in the
custody of Constable Wm. Sloan. On
starting for the train ho jokingly remarked to his custodian: "How are
you on a foot race?" To the Jailer
at Bracebrhlgo he remarked : "Don't
call me too oarly for breakfast, ns I
have been knocked around a lot today."
-Another $1,C00 policy on the life
of Katie Tough has been found. This
makes $0,000, all In favor of Hammond.
To Connect tne Great Lakes Witli
tlie Atlantic,     '���
A c'UI.KK HKI.11*1111 ���* CKA/li.
Great Crowds of Colored I'uoole Who Will
" Kly tejlleaveu."
Au Atlanta, Uu., despatch Buys:
Tlie two hundred and fifty negroes
who nro llriuly convinced tliat tomorrow will bo Judgment day hnvo
caused it great deal of excitement
among tlio negroes not only of Atlanta, hut ol other parts of the south.
Atlanta Beems to oe tho storm een**
tro, hut to-day the hand of faithful
has been receiving accessions from
other Georgia towns, and moro aro
Tho rumor thut " Brother Smith,"
their leader, had disappeared wus
verified this evening, hut his followers say that he is simply hiding to
keei) away from a warrant sworn
out against him Iiy some non-believer.
The charge against Smith und tlio
others is creating a public disturbance. The warrants wero sworn out
Iiy persons residing, la the neighbor-
hood Whore the " lly-uways," as
they have been Irreverently called,
have been holding tlielr meetings, it
is [eared that some of the negroes
who have been worked up to a fiiMmy
will go crazy to-morrow.
A largo part ol tho Atlanta crowd
left their headquarters to-night and
started on loot toward Stone Mountain, which Is L'l) miles below here.
Tlieir avowed purpose is to get ou
top ol tho mountain so thnt their
flight heavenward cannot Im obstructed lu any way. The headquarters ol tho " fly-nwuys," a little houso
la the Fair street ,district, Is besieged to-night hv a curious crowd,
a largo number of whom declare their
Intention of staying up all night to
see tho ascension.
Many negroes have given away or
sold everything they owned, nnd will
lie in a sorry plight if they fall to
leave this land of cano and cotton on
schedule time. Thoy are completely
under the  spell  ol tholr leader.
A-tpll.jatioii-AI.ute to Coogresi fur a Charter fur tlie Maritime fallal 1 nmpaiiy eet
North America���A Questionol ltouten���
The Canailliin Route lis Cheaper Titan
the American. ,,
Washington despatch says: The hill
introduced in the Senate yesterday
by Mr, Ilnnsbrouglt, und in tlie House
by Mr. Cooper (Mis.), to incorporate
tho Maritime Canal Co. of North
America, providing for tho construction of a ship canal noti less than 20
test in deptlt and SOU feet In width,
from tho great lakes to tho Atlantic, is wholly unlike tlio threo dozen
other canal bills now ixuullng In
Congress, it asks lor no Government appropriation, aid or guarantee, and wants no money for even a
survey. It Is simply a Federal charter, Because it proposes to engaga in
Interstate business and commerce,
for a canal from Lako Erlo to Lake
Ontario; aad from Luke Ontario and
the St. Lawrence Kiver to Like
Champlain, and thence to tidewater
In tho Hudson River.
Tlio company asking tlio charter
has been at work for three yea.rs on
the project, owns valuable franchises
for a ship canal from Lake Erie to
tho ocean, via Montreal, hns spent
over $200,000 in surveys ami ..preliminary work, and owns the patents
on thu great Button pneumatic locks,
tlie lirst of wliich is now going in
at Lockport, on the Erie Canal, to
take tho place In oae lift of all the
looks at that point. Tlio object ol
the Company Is to make an ample
ship route frnm the great lakes to
New York city, and prevent a further diversion of trado Irom that
port. The charter mentions no foreign connections or routes, ami It Is
���said that the promoters have found
that tho routo from Lake Ontario
down the St. Lawrence, nearly to the
45th parallel, and. thenco to . Lake *���
Champlalni all on American soil, is
entirely feasible, and'using the pneumatic lock can bo constructed lor
about OU per cent, ol tlio estimates
hitherto mado for othor plans ol
getting down to tlio level ol the
Hudson Kiver.
TO COST OYER $200,000,000.
The charter provides that for all iti*
canals, locks and works, there shall
never he Issued more tlinn $200,000,*
(KM of bonds, preferred stock nnd debentures: thut no moro than 5 per
cent, shall be paid thereon, but that
tolls shall be steadily reduced sons to
keep the dividends nnd pnyments
within that sum; that work shall
commence within three and be completed within ten years, and that Its
terms having been complied with, the
instrument sliall continue In force forever, unless the property sliall he assumed by the Government for the free
use of the public.
Senator   Hansbrough   Said:     " Although the persons seeking this charter have a broad nnd liberal charter
Ior a ship canal from Lake  Erie   to
Atlantic through Canada, grant-
ed by the Dominion GovernmentT with
tho privilege of using and enlarging
the Welland Canal, which Is very important, and that route is immensely
cheaper than oae ou American soil to
the seaboard, the company has decided, us 1 am Informed to do nothing
in Canada until it should be demonstrated whether a similar charter
could be secured from the. Congress of
the United States."
Tlio Incorporators are Luther Men-
deahall, (I. tl. Hartley and T. W.
Hugo, of Duluth ; Rowland J. Wemvsti
and L. K. Hard, ol West Supcrldr;
Capt. P, L, Vance, ol Milwaukee; W.
B, Dcun and 1'. II. Kelly, of St. Pnm:
ft- ',V. I'Hrloigli. of Whitehall; Smith
M, Weed, of l'lattsburg; James Andrews, of Pittsburg; Luther Allen, ol
Cleveland; John Iiirkinbjne, ol Philadelphia ; Danlsl II. Burnham, Lucius
li. iisher aud Oscar D: Wethcrell, 'of'
Chicago; John I'.ognrt, 0. II. Dutton,
Henry It. Slavea and Geo. S. Stover
of tiew York.
At Windsor Castle everything remains the same ln Queen Victoria's
boudoir as It did when Prince Albert
died. On tho door Is Inscribed, "Every
article ln this room my lamented husband selected for me ln the twenty-
fourth year of my reign." The Queen's
bridal wreath, with the first bouquet
that Prince Albert presented to her,
lies withered within a glass case, and
according to some specially favored
visitors who were recently allowed to
enter the room there are evidences on
every side of the thoughtful devotion
of the Prince consort to Her Majesty.
Last year Rev. Dr. Janies A. Watson of Hickory, N. C, published, a
book to show that Marshal Ney, who
is said to have beea tried by court
martial and shot for treason to the
Bourbon causra, emigrated to South
lanillna undor tho iinaic of Peter P..
Ney aad taught school for a livelihood, no has Just returned from a
vWt to Kentucky, wheie he lound additional evidence of thb' truth' of his
remarkable story. It Is the statement of a man, aged KO vears, that
claims to have been the son of this
French school master aad to have
kept his Identity secret for *the.__mo
reason that his father did. The son
studied medioine in Philadelphia with
the $1,000 that his father gavo hlin
and practised medicine ln various
parts of the country. Dr. Watson
expects to make his statement public
A Cork' town councillor Is credited
with having thus spoken: "There
can bo no doubt of tho virulence of
this epidemic, for I know of people
lying doad from it who never (lied
before." The sume gentleman thus
chivalrously defeuded a collengue ���
" I strongly protest ��� against this
attack on my absont friend, for
surely It is not right to.hang a, man
behind h.is back.':���The ��� Spectator.
Last August Barnum's widow waa
married to Demetrius Calllas Bey,
and went to reside with Um on his
olive plantation on the Island of Me-
lltla. It Is* now reported. that Mrs.
Calllas is roturning to the United
States, the happy home among the
islands of the Grecian archipelago
having failed to materialise.
Mark Twain is recovering at Jev-
pore, India.
V J*
Robert clung to" this new hope with
tlie energy inspired by his desperate
position, und liis plan was soon complete: escape with George, land in
France under a borrowed name, obtain thnre by work the oecesettry
means, and afterwards proceed with
his ��on to tiie conquest ot tho rich
opoils of tlie Avenger. Before all it
was necessary to conceal from Morgan und Diego the secret of tlio trea-
wiirp. llohert was sure of (ieor^e's discretion, nnd, without esimihilng to
h1m blfl plans, he nave hlui to under-
ntaiid that any disclosures wliatever
on his part might bo dangerous.
Tbo Irish sailor gave ���him more
anxipty, and'he set himself to work
to study his character and habits.
He was a poor man born near Belfast,
in the north of Ireland, and. only two
years liefore, he had entered the navy
by menns of that barbarous system
the *' press.'- His name was Paddy
Gay, careless, nnd talkative like
tho rest of bis countrymen, he had,
like them, a great taste for strong
drink. Robert had no difficulty In
bocoming friendly with bim, and he
determined  to  *vntch  him  narrowly.
Tbe voyage continued without nd-
rentures during tlie five weeks which
were pnssed iii gaining the coast of
Brazil. Morgan avoided the ordinury
track of ships, and any vessel was an
object of suspicion to liim. As soon ns
one was sighted, they changed their
course In order to keep out of Its
way, nnd this manoeuvre took place
with sufficient freipieacy to considerably prolong their voyage.
Robert's relations with the masters
of the Caiman had remained on the
Name footing of apparent cordiality
as from the first. Each side was playing a part, nnd each was decided to
play It to the end. George nlone was
sincere In the feelings which he expressed, for bis father had decided
that It would be cruel and
dangerous to undeceive him ns to
Diego's real character. In this way
he spared his young heart a bitter
disillusion, and at the same time he
made certain that George would play
bis part well, since lio played It In
The terrible position of thc negroes
whom tlie Caiman was transporting
dtegusted the young man: but he
Imagined thnt necessity nlone bad
forced his uncle to follow this catling.
Moreover, the revolting scenes which
occurred on most slavers did not take
place on the Caiman. Morgan and
Diego were smooth-tongued and hypocritical scoundrels, and Robert saw
perfectly plainly that they wished to
keep up before him the behavior of
well-educated men whom reverses of
fortune had constrained to embrace
a disagreeable profession. Accordingly the negroes were treated with an
amount of attention, which was
caused also, In no small degree, by
the desire to keep a precious cargo in
good condition. Twice n day they
were marched upon deck; frequently
they danced to the sound of curious
Instruments brought from tlieir native country ; and every time Robert
witnessed this strange spectacle ho
forgot the dangers of his position in
order to ponder on the strange destiny which caused his fate to be connected with that oi* savages from tbo
mysterious depths of Africa.
without taking any precaution to
conceal their route.
Lite on board was no longer the
same. Morgan and Diego, who, during the lirat voyage, bad never ceased
to be sober and watchful, recouped
themselves liberally during the return.
ICvery day witnessed excesses, which
often turned to orgies when Robert
and George had left the table. Freed
from nil discipline, the sailors followed
their masters' example, and gradually
reustmmed their old habits. Cries,
quarrels and knife thrusts went on
without interruption.
Robert's fears Increased In proportion as tliey neared Kurope. The Column had already passed the Azores,
nuno taken manifestly Indicated the Intention to remter the
Mediterranean ; but. when once he bad
passed the Straits, would Morgan
steer northwards, in order to land In
France, or would he continue to the
enst to regain Tripoli?
Robert could only guess. He had
certainly some hope of obtaining
some information by means of the
Irishman who had lieen rescued with
them. Paddy's friendship with tbe
sailors, whose language he Could uow
half understand, might have enabled
htm to gather some precious facts;
but the wretched man had yielded to
his favorite passion, nnd the rum
which no one begrudged him had
completely clouded hts senses. Mor-.
can seemed to take a delight In making him drink, and more than once
Roliert surprised them engaged in a(
colloquy which their state of intoxt-'
cation did uot sufficiently explain.
One night the orgie which commenced
every evening had lieen prolonged to
n very late hour, and the shouts
could be plainly heard in the engineer's cabin. Morgan and Dlego were
ovidently more drunk than usual.
It struck Robert that he might
possibly creep, unheard, as far as 'the
door of their cabin. By listening to
their conversation he would hnve
some chance of learning their plans,
and lie determined to make tlie attempt. Ue mado his way, without
difficulty, as far as tho main hatchway. From tliis spot hu was able
to follow the conversation, which
reached liim through tbe half-open
door; and, in case of surprise, he
would bo able to make bis escape on
. Robert had at first somo difficulty
in hearing what passed above the
sound of clinking glasses and fists
thumping the table, but presently
Morgan's voiQo rang out above the
" You know nothing nbout it." said
the rascal to his nephew, "and your
plans are those oi an old woman.
Mine is tho only sure one, and I Intend to carry it out."
" There's something In it," sneered
Diego, "a good deal in It; but one
can't always make uso of it; and If
I'd had only It to fall back on twenty
years ago, I should still be waiting
for my dear father-in-law's millions.
The millions are spent, but we know
whero to find some more  ."
" Silence Ih golden, my son," Interrupted Morgan, quickly. *' I don't
talk business after drink. Let us
talk about your Saint-Tropez invention. Do you know, you ought to
have taken out a patent for the use
! of those who wanted to provo an
alibi ?"
I " Yes, It wasn't bad; but no matter, in tho best managed affair there
The voyage was drawing to an end. la' aimoat a weak shot, and now and
They were approaching the American tnen t0 tllla dtty ym not ea8y in my
coast,   and   the   well-known   shores. mjnu��
where the Caiman was to discharge ,    ������ Kah I  remorse!   you!"  cried Mor-
her cargo were sharply watched by | gQn<    --0011101"
aiK ?n��liah cru!SeS   a       ,1      0.-1   1        "Remorse, no; uneasiness, yes."
But Morgan���Robert could not help ������ ^ml of ^imt kind*'"
admitting it-Morgan was an excel- ��� j neV0p told, you J when I went
lent sailor. He was acquainted with to fetc], the box ContaInlng old Tom's
every tnck of bis profession, and from wln and h|fl m fyom undep lhe
Baiiia to Rio de Janeiro every land- I fit wh j ,md mddon it -j fmmd
ng was known to him. Twice he bad the ,d B(lfo enough but the will
heen chased, and twice he bad escaped ), d disappoftredi All j if rd 0nly bad
by gaining the open sea It must be , ti t ��b* h tl ,��� ,���
confessed that Robert himself wns of,    .. v    *.    f    . t,   t are,   i( the
no email account, and that without1
man who took it wanted to make uso
senseless, and the
hasn't got such a
In threo months, ray
old accomplice, wo shall liavo
changed our skins, and  wo shall  Iw
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^%i��^��S s^__y?_^s%
cast anchor in the pert of Perm....-   J����� ~f^J!_*_ 'au���'nt;,   Y~
buco.   There  she was  iu safety,  lor
thc orders given to the Knglish o.ficers   ,_,,,���,    ,.,.
lor the repression ol the slave trade   ��'|jS ^'ory
did not go so far as to enjoin them
to attack a slaver ln a Brazilian port.
Morgan had agents in Pcrnanihuco, calling ourselves Messrs. Ten Mil*
and the human merchandise that ho ons citizens of tho Equator Ropub-
hrought was awaited with the more ������� My own carcase is not worn out
Impatience that the watch kept along 5'��'. ","'1 there are happy days ln
the coast rendered  its    Introduction   store 'Of yoh* "ncl0', , , ,
very illiftcult. The understanding lie-1 Robert had heard enough, and ho
tween the great naval powers to put regained his cnbln. If any doubt as
a stop to the terrihle trade In negroes Jo Dlego s crimes had still lingered n
���scorned to have had no other effect >'�� mind, Morgans yllo Jests would
than to double tho profit* ol those hnvo dispelled It. Tho pant lifo of
who practised It, anil "ebony" wa.s theso robbers was an earnest oi the
sold ln advance nt vory high prices, future, und tholr baseness mado Rob-
In a lew days Morgan and Dlego ert's blood run cold; but tho Ininiln-
had realised a large sum, and they <>nco ol tho danger nerved him lor
had had, In addition to their other "n effort, nnd ho prepared to play
good fortune, tlio luck to lose, only : against them tho decisive game of
live slaves during the voyage. They : which the stakes woro his own life
had still one hundred negroes who, at I and that of tils son.
an average price of a thousand pins- | The brig was nearing the Modltor-
tres (two hundred pounds sterling) per ' ranean, and whatever course it tol-
lioad, would bring them In moro than lowed It must, at ft given momont,
twenty thousand pounds. | bo nt no great distance from  land.
Whilst the sale was going on the To tako advantage of the night and
crew remained on board. Robert and the drunkenness of the crew In
hla son were Included In the orders order to launch one of the
not to go ashore, Morgan guve var- boats, to throw himself Into It with
lous pretexts for this; tliey were at * George, and endeavor to gain the
liberty ln appearance, but thev saw 'nearest coast, was ft plan of which
plainly that they were watched night   the execution was difficult and dan-
und dny nnd that escape was Impossible.
As soon as the deljverj of human
cattle wns concluded, Morgan set sail,
and thanks to his sagacity and nautical experience he was able to Conceal hie departure from the cruisers,
as he had succeeded doing his arrival.
In a short time the Caiman was,
���several hundred miles from Brazil.
Loaded with merchandise taken on
board with the sole object of making
pretence tbat thoy had a lawful
wirgo,  they mode soil for    Europe
gerous, but It was tho only one practicable, and Uobert adopted It ro-
Tne moment wna approaching.
They had passed through the straits
of Gibraltar, and were shaping their
course westwards, when a violent
squall from the south struck the
ship off the coast of Algeria, and
forced her to fly before It. TheBe
squalls are very common ln the Mediterranean towards the end ol rammer, but as a rulo they are ol very
short   duration.   Ilobert   calculated
that tlie Caiman would in nil probability he driven towards the Ual-
earie Inlands, and thut after the
storm a chance ol escape would present Itself, lie was only half wrong.
After ' a run ol four-aaid-twenty
hours, Mount Toro, which io situated
in the middle ol the Island of Minorca, appeared ln sight, but the violent
eiroeeo which still blew drove tlie
���ship much further to the northeast.
Tho wind only began to tall the
next day. This alteratioa ln their
course had Irritated Morgan In the
highest degree, and to console himself he had boon drinking all day
with Dlego. At night they were both
of tliein completely drank. Fatigued
nt having passed the whole of tho
previous night at their posts, every
mau of the crew was asleep, with the
exception ol n few men on watch and
the helmsman. Thuy could not be
far from the coast ot France, and
the barometer indicated the cessation of tho storm.
Ilobert made up his imnd that the
time had oome, and made his preparations for leaving the ship towards
the middle ol the night. Taking the
long boat or cutter wit* oot to be
thought of. Hesides the fact that
they could not be lowered hy one mnn;
any attempt to do so would infallibly have attracted attontion. Hob-
en bad to lie satisfied with a boat
that hung at tlie stern, very small
und In very had condition. It was iu
this crazy concern that he must at--
tempt with George a voyage of which
he could not calculate the length.
He had stored iu his cabin a lew provisions, clothes, and a compass.
There was nothing more to do hut to
await the favorable moment and Inform Mb son. George had uo suspicion
of his plan, but Uobert wns sure that
ho would obey him without iiuastlun-
ing, nnd that he would follow him
Belore engaging ln this last struggle against fate, he was anxious to
collect himself, and lie went and
leant on the nettings, Ids head resting on the bulwarks uud his knees on
u coll of rope.
The moon was then iu Its first
quarter, and Its rays slivered the
crests ol the waves raised by the
swell. Absorbed ln his reflections, Robert was contemplating this imposing tableau, uud his thoughts went
back to tiiat day when, long ago, in
view ol the vast estuary of the
Thames, Ellen had plighted her troth.
At this iustaat uu unsuspected,
shattering blow fell on his neck, and
at the same time a mighty grasp
clutched his legs. Without seeing the
man who had seized him, without
having* time to turn round or utter
u cry Ilobert wns Hung overboard.
He turned over nud disappeared in
the sea.
When Robert came to the surface
again tho brig was already far away.
He could see the steru of the Calmen
lifted on a wave, then the black mass
plunged downwards with the motlun
of tho swell and disappeared. ll&
did not even utteiilpt to raise ' a
shout or cry. He rilt tliat he was
Robert was an excellent swimmer,
and the sea, although still running
very high, was calm enough to allow him to keop afloat for some time;
but If even ho had tho strength to
struggle on until daylight,: very
little hope remained for him. To fall
In with a ship or be noticed was a
miracle upon which It would have
been mad to have counted, and nil
Robert's ellorts could only serve to
prolong his ngouy. He shut his eyes
nnd was aliout to let himself sink
when an Idea struck him.
God had rescued him Irom tho Sorelle ; perhaps Uo would savo hlru
agaia. Robert collected all his energy and began to strike out gently
In order, to husband his strength.
The long unduln lions of tho swell sup-
ported hini, without; hla having occasion to help himself by violent efforts, and he felt himself being drawn
ln a northeasterly direction by a
very strong current, which must
have beea running ut least six miles
an hour. The moon was at full, and
gave enough light for Robert to eee some distance.
Encli time thnt tlio motion
of the sen carried Idra to tho top of
a wave he eagerly scanned the horizon, like a traveller lost ln the desert
trying to discover an oasis. Each
time, too, the liquid mountain whicli
supported htm gavo way beneath him,
and lie sank down between two waves,
without having scrn anything ln the
midst of this moving solitude. How
long did this Inst? He could never
remember afterwards. His brain was
benumbed, and he was only living a
mechanical life, Sraietlines a ray of
light traversed hli inind, suddenly
lighting up some forgotten scene of
hii boyhood or infimcy. Then a shudder ran through hlu, and bis thoughts
forsook hlui again. Gradually a leel-
iug of physical ;inln drowned nil
others. Sharp piags shot through
his limb, ami seeded to crush his
chest, lie felt a singular sensation.
It seemed to hlin that his body was
shrinking, and that sleep was slowly
creeping upon hlin He knew that
death was appruaililng. He had still
the strength to tirn over and swim
on his back, lie ink a last look at
tlio sky, then ho shut his eyes and
let himself sink.
A sharp pain awiko him. Ills head
had Just struck igolnat some hard
body. Robert tiracd and suw a
black object whirl be took at first
for a ruck ; but be saw that this object was descending witli him the sido
of a wave. It wai a boat. Ho collected what strength ho bad left; a
desperate effort huught hlui to It,
and he succeeded li grasping a rope
which was hangliif irom tho stern.
lie called; no oie answered, and
his despairing cry Vns lost iu space.
His lined-*, numb wllli cold, bail barely
enough strength to cling to this ropo
by which ids lifo wis suspended; but
courage returned t, him with hope.
Ho begnn gradually to near the bout,
and when ho arrbad within roach
of it he took adv-annge of a moment
whan a wave lifted llm up to grasp
the gunwale. With tlio help of Ids
arms and legs he sitceeded in clambering Into the boa.* It was empty.
The rudder was swinging about at
the mercy of tho wa'Ss, aad two oars,
firmly fixed in the elate, trailed overboard. It was the smallest kind of
boat, one of those which are used
lor disembarking pu.*6ngera in a port,
and Robert was new able to under
stand by what chance it had got
odriit la the middle oi the bea. The
most probable conjecture was that the
storm had caused it to break from
its moorings in some port in tlie Balearic Islands or Corsica, and had driven
it out to eea.
But Robert did not 6top to wonder
then, aud his one thought was how
to profit by this piece ol good lortune. Already the horizon was growing brighter towards tae ea-st. Daylight would soon appear, and Robert
waited tor the sun to guide him, for
he was in tlie most ntter Ignorance
as to his whereabouts.
It roso aud shone upon a calm, but
deserted 6ea. Not u sail was in sight.
Towards the north only a faint, greyish Hue, which he took ut first for u
cloud, appeared against the horizon.
On scanning this attentively Robert
landed he could make out a chain ol
mountains. If he was not mistaken,
the land In sight could be uo other
than the coast of Provence. Ile seized
the oars and began to row vigorously.
Joy restored to him all his strength,
and memory returned to him at the
same time. The events of the night
came plainly be.ore hlin, as if a mist
had been cleared from his brain. His
plan of escape, his fall, Morgan's Intoxication, Ins terrible conversation,
all fitted ln, all became clear, and
foremost in his mind occurred the recollection of George. The idea of his
son, ulune lu the hands of those villains, mnde his heart bleed. At the
samo time au Idea struck  hlui.
If Morgun hud employed n ruse to
get rid of hlin, was It not plula that
he had some Interest in sparing
George's life ? What was there to
prevent liim from mind, ri, g or drowning the father and son through the
agency of his villainous crew ?
Robert knew them well enough, him
aud Ills worthy accomplice, D.ego, to
be certain that tliey would not shrink
from committing a crime iu broad
daylight. If they had taken the trouble to rid themselves of him by menus
of a surprise, It was, no doubt, be-
cause it suited their plans that his
disappearance sliould be attributed to
chunce. No ono had seen hlui fall, for
the placo where he was leaning when
lie had been seized was some distance
from the little group of sailors sioepnog
on the deck, and tho cry which he
had uttered must have been lost iu
the sound ol" tlte wines. The plan
by which he had been thrown iuto
the water was uo doubt tho one of
which Morgan hnd spoken to Dlego
ou the evening oi tho debauch. The
scoundrel was right. It loft no
Kvery one on board believed doubtless that Robert had accidentally fallen Into the sea, and the wretched man
reflected tliat nt that very moment
George was receiving the hypocritical
condolence of his father's murderers.
The poor boy would believe himself
Uone ln the world, and Robert shuddered at the idea that he would perhaps love these wretches as he had
loved him. Before God. who had saved hint once more, Roliert sworo to
get hint out of their hands.
He had the courage to take this
oath, adrift ns he was In the middle
of the sea In a frail boat; dying ol
thirst, of hunger nnd latigue, uncertain whether he could gain the land,
more uncertain still ol the fnte which
awaited hini If land lie did.
The sun wns nowishining on a group
of mountains, whose Jagged outlines
wero well known to him. Ho was
mueh nearer the const than he had
supposed, and the wooded heights
whleh he saw were part of the Chnlno
des Maures. Cape Camaret was a
few miles before hini, and he saw on
the right the entrance to the Gull ol
Thus chance, or rather Providence,
had brought him straight to the
shore which recalled to liim such denr
and such cruel memories. It wns
thero thnt he had spent such happy
days with Ellen; It was there, too,
that Tom's murder hail begun tho
long series or his misfortunes.
Suddenly, In this review ol tlio past,
one point appeared to him. nnd called
up a whole world of Ideas, which followed on�� nnother and were linked
together with singular clearness. Be-
yond this const. In the middle of the
common, Thomas Disney's gold wns.
perilaps, still lying lienenth the stone
where the assassins had concealed It.
With this gold. II he succeeded In
finding It ngain. Robert could pro
cure clothes, a passage lor Italy, for
*'ie oast, scour the Mediterranean until he had discovered the Caiman and
rescued his son.
He was not moro than fifteen mlloH
frnru land now. and, by rowing vigorously, he might ro'ich It daring the
morning, but It was not wise to nt-
tempt It. When Robert had lieen
thrown overboard the cloak which he
wore on his shoulders had been lost
In lhe fall. Tho unfortunate man
had only a pair of coarse cloth troll*
s"rs and' a shabby*straw hat. In this
woeful stato he would lie an ohlcct
of suspicion tn everyone, and It wn?
to his Interest to avoid speaking to
n soul. Ile determined, then, to wait
for night lifforo landing. Thc wind
had quite dropped, and. by ono of
those sudden changes which nro so
frequent In the Mediterranean, the
sea hail become as smooth as a lake.
It, was the lietrlnnlng of Septembor.
The sky was perfectly clear, and the
sun. which was n!rendv high In tho
heavens, was flirting benins as hot
as In the middle of summer.
Ile rowed slowly. In order to husband Ids strength, aad also so as not
to approach land too closely. Tho
current was setting towards land,
and ho wns confident of heing able
to reach It nt nny tlmo he chose. He
was not suffering from hunger ns yet,
and be bail determined, moreover, to
put np with It all day. Thero was
nothing, then, to prevent him from
keeping out at sea until sunset, whicli
nt that time ol tho j-cnr took plnco
nt  nbout 7 o'clock.
Robert had left thirst out of his
To the Icy eold which hnd chilled
him not long before had succeeded a
burning lever whicli parched his
throat. The hent was torrid, lienenth a leaden skv, nnd tho last
hrenth of nir hnd died away. He
tried to swallow n fow mouth fills of
sea wator, nnd o��niy succeeded In tn
crenslng his tortures, Presently his
head became heavy, his enrs buzzed,
hbi sight failed hlra.    Ho felt that If
he  waited till night before landing,
his agony woula drive him mad.
In order to avoid meeting uny one.
mid-day wns almost as favorable as
night on such a scorching day, in a
country where every one goes to sb*ep
in the middlo ol the day. If Robert
could,, without being seen, slake his
thirst at a spring which he know
of ou the cliff, there wns n* reason
why he should not put out to sea
again, and remain tliere until sunset.
So be determined to land, nnd at
about half-past eleven he had
gained the shore. The long
stretch of land whicli borders tlie
sea at this spot was deserted, nnd
there was nothing denoting the presence of a human being on the cliff
above. There was no time to hesitate.
Robert sprang on land, ran as fast
as he could towards the ellff, found
the spring, and greedily drank of the
life-giving wnter.
Full of hope aud courage, he was
in the net of regaining his bout,
when two men hidden in the bushes
sprang up aad seined  him.
They were two revenue officers, who
doubtless took him for a smuggler.
In vain the unfortunate man struggled; lie wa.s thrown down, hound,
nnd tnken olf to prison. There lie
was questioned like a suspicious vagabond.
"Wlio are you? Where do you come
from ?" they asked.
But Robert would not reply. IT he
hnd yielded, If ho had given way In
the slightest degree, if he had related the history of his strnnge life,
would they hnve believed in llie truthfulness of the involuntary slave-deal-
er, In the Innocence of Morgan's com-
pnnion ? To denounce the villains who
had George la their power would he.
perhaps, to avenge himself, but It
would also be to pronounce sentence
of death upon his son, lor Morgnn nnd
Dlego, three tened with capture, would
not hesitate to do nway with a witness who had It in his power to ruin
(To be Continued.)
Clergymen have many funny experiences in tying the nuptial knot, but
Rev. W. B. Mattls-on, of Owosso, Mich.,
thinks he enn tell a story It would
be difficult to duplicate. Last September he was called upon to marry
a couple, the groom being 70 years
of nge and the bride much younger.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the
gniom handed the minister $20. Severn! weeks later Mr. Mattlson was
informed that owing to tlie excitement of tlie occasion tho aged bridegroom lind mistaken the $20 for $5,
and demanded a rebate of $15. The
reverend gentleman sent his cheque
fnr the required amount to correct
the error, lrat this was not sufficient.
It seems, in the old man's third venture, three months were all that was
required to exhaust the glamor of
matrimony, and life with him hnd
become ouce more simply n matter ol
business. Consequently he demnnded
that the minister pay him Interest on
the $1D. The request was immediately complied with, and a second
cheque was drawn for the sum of 15
cents, and when the voucher wns returned a few days ago the minister
caused it to he framed, and it now
hangs In his study.
Pit cleverness against character;
character wins.
Never mind the world, it floats
with the stream ; It is the duty of
man to swim  agaiust the stream.
If you desire to be popular, pretend
to see others as you would wish to
see thciu. See them n.s they are and
tliey will detest you.
Life is like a little picture surrounded by an intolerable deal of
Men generally lovo gold for the
evil they can do with it; seldom Ior
thc good.
Thinkers nro the pioneers; tliey go
before to prepare the way for those
who are to come after.
Confidence In often prefcrablo to
Talk If you wish to make enemies;
If you  wish to make friends, listen.*
Knowledge Is nlways dissatisfied;
contentnicut Is tho privilege of Ignorance.
It Is not what others think of you
which signifies, hut that which yon
think of yourself.
One of tlio slncorest mourners at
tlie grave ol the late Prince Ester-
hazy was his dog Nero. Tho faithful
animal lollowed tho hearse Irom tho
palaco ol the church, nnd Irom thence
to tho railway station, proceeding
with the mourners to Klsnnstndt,
where the remains were Interred. For
some days Nero could not Ihi Induced
to leave tlio grave, nnd ho hns since
paid dally visits to tlio tomb.
Mix two tablespoonfuls of liquid ammonia and two ol warm water, nnd
put it on tlio velvet with a still
brush, rubbing It well Into tho pile,
so ns to tako out nil stains and
creases. Then cover a hot llatlron
with a damp towel or cloth, and
hold the wrong side ol the velvet
over It until tlio stream raises the
idle nnd It Is perfectly dry.
To powdor camphor so that It will
not again agglomerate, dissolve It In
ono and a half parts of alcohol, precipitate by the addition ot four
pnrtB of wator, collect the precipitate,
wash with an abundance and dry.���
Canadian Druggist.
When silks are packod away they
nro likely to become yellow unless
caro Is used. To prevent this, break
ap a few cakes ol white beeswax, fold
them loosely ln old handkerchlels and
place theso among tho folds of silk.
"Willy," said the history toocher.
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We very cheerfully publish a communication frnm Handel on thc above
named subject, and will be glad to receive contributions from others if written
is �� helpful spirit. We have indulged
in no harsh criticisms, nor do we believe
with the writer that church choirs ate
much abused ; neither do we think their
service* are as much appreciated as they
ought to be. Work done gratuitously is
seldom appreciated according to its
��orth. We entirely agree with the statement that no class of people in our
-churches do their work more faithfully.
It does not follow however that ihe
prese.it methods are the best, and that
nothing cm be done in the way of improvement. The consensus of opinion
is undoubtedly in favor of smaller and
better trained choirs; and it is self evident tbat a small number of persons can
be gotten ou! to rehearsals and to aitend
���choir service with greater regularity
than a large number. Thty arc a son
���of survival of the fittest���a picked number���aud naturally feel a greater r,'spon-
���ibiltj; and are not as likely, therefore,
to come straying in at any time during
the service.
Why not give our church choirs a I en-
eflt concert once a year, which if properly managed would net a handsome sum ?
At least it would be possible to present
them annually some testimonial of appre
elation. As matters ate now, the annual meeting! of the churches come and go
without even so mueh as a vote of thanks
to the " hard worked self-denying" choir
Again �� lirge choir is hard to manage
because ir. practice the parts are not will
Winced. Every one who can ling is
Urged to join the choir and i*. becomes
lomeiiints lopsided���too much bass or
too much tenor. Sometimes the site
drowns the ihe soprano, and, dnuhlsss
sometimes it ought to. At another
tune a whole section of ihe choir is misting.
We should depend more on esngrei' .
tian\lsm;mg, and with a well trained
(nail chnir this can be best done. Beyond question we have as good church
choirs in Union as any place of its site
can bonst; but with small choirs, proper-
ly enrouriged we might do a great deal
better. We have the material j let us use
it to the best advaniage.
Mom and more the musical part of the
service is grouing in importance. Itis
becoming an essential feature of worship.
A good soloist is as great an attraction
as a good speaker. The sermon in the
years to crime will be shorter. The for
ty-ninthly has long since departed; mu.
sic comes in io relieve, amplify and improve the service. Bv means nf well se
Iscted well sung hymns ihe si.miment
ind lessnn nf the text is brought home to
th hearers in a most effective way. Num
bars ae attracted who would otherwise remain away. Shall an instrumen
tality so Influential is this be treated as
so uninportant lhat anyone may become
a part ol it 1 Shall the choir only be appreciated "at hearl" by th the congregation and windi of praise ne< er ��� nd expres
sion on the lips ! Sunday school superintendents, teachers and ministers, when
about to leave frequently become thc recipients of some testimonial; but who
honors ihe choir singer? What testimo
Rial is ever tendered to the choir*
Select the best available singers for the
choir, prefering a few good ones tn u lar.
irer number, some of whom r.re. Indifferent, anil then, if we ran do no better, e
us reward them vvithvsome aproptiatc cx*
pressiiwi of nur appeciaiion..
School and office stationer
at  V.. Pimbury  K Co's drug
i eiVeia&hAisij ai'ius��.r
Cumberland is like any other unorgan
ized territory. Urion and Cumberlan
really constitute one settlement with pop
ulai,on of 3.00.1. The great majority ol
the district revenue is derived from ihU
settlement and yet we have practically
no road money expended here; last year
only a few dollars. Our people are just
as much entitled ti have a read made to
iheir door as though living on a ranch.
The land of Cumberland ts now almost
entirely owned by individuals who have
purchased it from the company and on
which ihey have to pjy tuxes assessed
in accordance with a pretty stiff lot valu
aline in addition to values for improve
ments made by them. Now on what
principle should they be deprived of a
fair share of road money being expended
for lheir benefit? The cast of Wellington
is a parallel one. Wc are creditably
in,armed that last year lhat place had
expended for roads, or streets which is
the same thing, within its borders, about
$2,000 anil the year befoie from $1,000
to ii.joo. Why should no. Cumberland
he treated ir. the same way? Will the
Land St Works Uepaitmem issue such
orders us will ensure us a lair share ot
road or street improvements in our midst
or explain how Welling on BECAME en*
entitled to such help, and not Cumberland. 	
A.', thii New B iardiug Home tnd Restaur*
tut ywu can obtain Moati at S3 c*nti aod
G>\varii-f B'Wri and L^yinga at $20 pei
month ou tht S'lRlCTLY ADVANCE
OASU I'L. K. It iitii.u the eud of ttie
it iii-nt #24 will b�� iuTarUbly obargsd.
\& I �� Loa   fl
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. O. Drawer 17
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
One mile and a half from Union: con*
mins 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a Ion* figure.   Empire of
James Abrams.
tsuilioliaU liitl.
CAPITAL, $500,000.     incorporated June IB, 18S5.
Jas. McMillan & Co.
momiiToat or thi
Minneapolis K: '*'&-.'���**���"
Sheepskin   % "
Tannery.   ����
cxaomae oe
Fine Northern Furs
���hlnmanta Sollolte. and
Prompt Return* Mud*.
C. 8. Hides.
Dry Hides,
Wool, Purs.
Writ* Por Lataat Prlo*
AtFIRtNCC* et MRMieilON:
Jwutlj Ittnk of niituMa.
Hilt IlliNul But,   ���    .
liiitirrfb, nm.
MlfloMMlii, Una.
XiniMfilii, llu.
Dmiutl' htlMil iuk,.
Xuuu aitiMii Bui,  ���
Jmirltl fcukofCratMi
Mm, I-iIim
IiImi, lutaas.
Inst Nk, Int.
minneapolis minnesota.
helen*,mont. i chicago, ill |mtoiiia,b.c.|winnipea,m*n.|ebm0ot0n,n.w.t.
Cooke &BoKm*D8t! I SS Wharf It. I   334KtnfSt.  |      JaspcrAT..
Drs. Lawrence A Westwood.
Physicians and Burgeons.
V* knee appointed Mr. Jamos Ab-
nnu out collector until limner bo-*
tic*, t, -whom all oTerdue aoeounts.
way be jMid,
7 Nox. ises.
Society    Cards
��� 1 iaa 111 1 11111     ui    in tsatsatta
I.   O.   O.   F���   No.  11
Union Ladge, I, O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
A. Lindsay, R. S.
Cumberland Lodge,
A. F. A A. M, B. C. R.
Union, B. C.
Lodge meets lirst  Saturday   in  each
month.   Visiting brethren are cordialh
invited to aitend.
'   James McKim. Sec.
Hiram Locge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.K
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday 0* ot
belore the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S, McConnell,
.11-4 Lui.Hlu.u.jJ'i.i.iuju.am.lj.ii i-'i.M'm-.ierr-'
Loyal Sunbeam Lod^c No. too, C. 0.
0. F.. meet in tbeit lodge room over
McPhet's more, Courtenay, every second
Saturday ai 3 p. in. Visiiing brethren
cordially ibviied to attend.
|. M. Fulton, Sec
Cumberland Encampment.
No. S, I. 0. 0. F.,  Union.
Meats Pot and third Wednesdays of
each month al 8 o'clock p. m. Visaing
brethren cordially invited to abend.
J. COM II, Scribe.
We the usdersigned hereby nuthoriie
John Bruce 10 collect oil accounts duo the
estate nf Robert Graham.
R. Grant]
H. Hamburger t Trustees.
1 have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs oif.ee, where
1 am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Gi\t me a call.
; Nelson Parks.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding thejkegs and barrels of the
Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be proiecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid fori information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
The money 0
7 p.m. Thursda 's.
tered tip to 7.31
ply for bones to
they are all
I tat in,
> der department closes at
���s. Letters may be regis
p.m. on Thursdays. Ap
arrive next month before
S. OF T.
Union Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance, meets in Free Mason's Hall,
Union, every Monday evening at 7:30.
Visiting friepds cordially invited to
attend.        ) I
All persotjijdriving over the wharf or
bridges in C'jnox district taster than a
walk, will bs prosecuted according to
 Gov. Agent.
Farm nf ifti acres 4 mile* from Comnx
wh.irl for saltj   For particulars enquire
���>f F ither uiand at the Day or at the
News off.ee.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will tail as follows
CALLING4.T WAV PORTS iu puaeaien
and freight mar offer
Lea.e Victoria, Tumday, 7 a. m.
" Nanaimo for Comex, Wedneaday, J a. m
Learn Comox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7 a.m.
Nnnsiraa lar Viejtorla   Saturday, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
hoard, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and .Builder
Flans nrrt Prcellte&iicEs prepared,
ine tiilldlns*electeeonibp
i-hcrtest. Notice.
Houses bul.t ���uca ior eai* en easy
terms ul payment.
The folic wi'g Lines ar��
Watches, clocks and jewellery
Tin, sheetiron, and copper work
Bicycles Repaired
Guns and rifles, repaired
Plumbing in all its 1 ranches,
Pumps, sinks and piping,
Electric bells placed,
Speaking tubes placed
Hot air furnaces,
Folding bath and improved
Air-tight stoves, specialties
Office ana Works  ^"flE. MM
Surgeon and Physician
(Graduate ef the University of Toronlo,
L. C, P. & S., Ont.)
Olflce and residence. Maryport
Ave, next door to Mr. A Grant's.
Hours tor consuitation-e to lo a m,
8 to 4 and 7 to 10 p m.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
Snd sad Dnnamulr Ave.
miners scrrtin.
Good Oil for Light CHEAP
PTOTJ Every other Day
Riverside Hotels^
Courtenay, B.C.
Grant & Munighan, Props.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
Mt fe K> St. James St.
/arar     tVlTS
To order
fj     $3
tmrSami f��r Samples. I'rtnpi doliTwy.  Pti
t��ot fit imUftBlCM*.
Ranaime Saw Mill
���o-:o :o-0���
(P.0.Drawer W. Talothana Call, in
E?" A complete stock of Koush and
Uietscd Lumber always oo 1iami.   Also
Shinnies, laths. Pickets, Doors, Win*
t'ons unit l!iir,d*o.    Moulding, Strciil
Sawini;, Turi>'i.|*, snd all kinds
cf veood tini*si*.ir.tf, furnished,
Cedar. White Pirns   Redwood.
Barber Shop   : :
; ;   Bathing
Having iwehaaed tha ahova ol Mr. C. ���.
Kinat, I thallba pleated tu Me all
n y elil frit-uili, ard at mai.j
aaw t,... tts aa}- ehaaaa
te gha ata thaw
0. H. Fechner,
E. J. Maid,
House aid Sip Fainter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
���nd Decorating.
At) orders Promptly Attended to
ObIob, >. 0.
I torn prepared u
furnish stylish Rip
and do Teaming;
At reasoMM* ratsa.
D. Kilpatrick.
Union. B. c
i Till. WEEKLY NE'vVS,
Ur. W. H. Mania of Nanaimo came
ay oa the last trip of the steamer.
FIVE Lineo Collars for 15 cents at
Lug nun's.
Windermere avenue, east is being im*
For granite war* go to Grant & McGregor's, who have the largest and most
���complete stock in town.
The suppleinentay estimates provide
Ssooo for Government Office aod Court
House in Union,
3ooo pairs of ladies fine shoes from $1.
up Simon Lkiseb.
Wm. Qttin, on old offender was fined
$50 and costs on Tuesday the 14th inst.,
for selling liquor to Indians.
Any one desiring a good scrvicable
��� swing machine in capital order can be
accommodated at IL 11. Anderson's It
will go cheap, too.
The  Presbyterians have ordered
church bell tg cost in the neighborhood
ef tioo.
C. H. Tarbell has just received a lull
line of thoae celebrated Souvenir Stoves
and .Ranges thoroughly up to date. Call
and have a look at them.
Master Charles Grant, sea of Mr.
Robert Grant, got a tumble into the
Courtenay River the first ef the week.
Beyond getting a very cold bath no harm
Lost ��� Between Linday's boarding
house and Cunliffe's bakery a link brace-
let of Cornelian stone, of no value except
to the owner.   Leave at News office.
Jaaaes Lloyd, of Union Bay was fined
���by Magistrate Abrams last week $ieo
and costs and in default of payment sis
months imprisonment for selling liquor
ee Indians.
Foa Rent.���The butcher shop at
Union fitted up ready for business, lately
occupied by A. C. Fulton. Call an him
��r enquire ef A. Urquhart, Comax.
Grant St Mounce's two houses on
Windermere avenue, east side ef Third
atreet are finished and already occupied,
���nne by K. Grant and family and tbe
-other by J. Combs and family. They
are neat well finished houses of six rooins
having the usual modern improvements.
A,Urge and varied stock of men's and
boys' spring and summer felt hats just
cipened up at Landman's li.irp.iiii Store.
It It learned that previous to the Nnws
calling the attention of lhe health officer
ta the Union school that he had already
visited it nnd pronounced ii in un uasam
'.ar.y condition, suggesting that the school
ituildieg ahould be enlarged or the nuiii-
hei of pupils in the lower divisions reduced. For the government to delay
providing another schnol room is therefore te deny our children thc means of
education which of course is not to be
���thought ef. The school board, we understand had also taken the necessary
���steps to present the matter properly
Woic the government, aad early action
may not* be espected.
��� IK?Ther* I, Neth'.ftg
If it is tell Fit Ii
80 here it is : :
Single Harness at $lo, $12, $if, per set
and up.-Sweat Pads at 50 cents.
Whips al 10, jj, 50 and a good   Raw-
bide for 75 rents, und a Whale Bone
at $1 and up to $2,
Not One Man in
One Hu.idred
811 invests hia money that it yields,
twenty yeara, anytumg like the pri.tU
ai��>rded by a ptiliuy of Life lumirance.
HI8T0KY) Tbe percentage of individuals
PKOV.ES   .- who succeed iu business
THIS ') is small '
No old-line mutual life insurance eemptD)
bas ever failed.
I have the largest Stock nf WHIPS
town and also the
Beat Ante Grease at Q _3Q____I3
���For Twenty-Five cents*>
Trunks at Pri*es to Suit
the Timet.
Pwmutly Attn
Wesley Willard
Notary Public.
Agent tor the Alliance Fire
Insurance company of Lon
don and the Phoenix ol
Agent tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Aase-
elatlonof Toronto	
Union, B C
{IS ���
 Ten Cents a Day^BS
Will l.uv f.,r a ma  35 year* of ng,   a
$1,000 aO-Fayment Life Policy, one
ut thc bust forms of iuavraaee wriuuu
in she
Union Mutual Life
Insurance Company
Of Portland, Maine
A. Sound, Safe, Ahly Managed,
Reliable Hnb-taotial li>*,titntiuo
J. X. EVANS, Provincial Mauauer.
P 0, box 693 Vancouver, B C.
For further information call on
With James Abrams.
Lot 7--Block    X
1     IX
All Clea'td Ready for-BuiHing
(^Dealer ic
va oub oirsTomBS
We ask your careful inspection of our
xew spring samples���the largest stock of
���samples in the province, over one thousand to select from.
We confidently state that we have never
shown such handsome patterns and f ne
values in imported Scotch Tweeds.
Call and inspect samples and be con-
winced. ���Great Eastern Tailming De
partnunt, O. C. McKeniie, ag't for B. C,
Stoves aid
Plumbing and general
Sheetiron work
ar Agent for the
Celebrated Gurney
Souvenir Stoves and
Manufacturer of tbe
A few hundred yards from the
Switch where the  company's
new buildi.-gs are to be. built.
Choice 5 acre lots can be pur
chased on easy terms.
Prices from $150 to
$300���$25 cashanu
$10 per month.
Several good houses for sale
cheap���costing but a few
dollars more than ordiaary
rent to purchase.
jNew Air-tight heaters
M. J. Henry
Nurseryman and Florist
P.O. address:���Mount Pleasant, Vaa-
���ceuver, I5.C. Greenhouse and Nursen,
*04 Westminster Road. Most complete
���Catalogue in B. C���Free to your address
No agents.
Office Bonn!, McPhee Jt Moore Bld'gaadu
P. O   DRAWER  18.
Real Estate and
Financial Broker
Persons using the mules and hones of
the Union Colliery Co. without permis
sion will be prosecuted according tn law.
F.D. Litlle, Supt
A full Line of Furniture
Grartt & McGregor
Contractors, Builders and Undertakers
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
         MANUFACTURKR Of        ���
Baraaparalle, Champagne Cider. Iron Fhoepkatee aad Syrupa.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer, Steam Beer and Forte*.
Agent for tho Union Brewery C mpany.
I presume we have need over
��� one  hundred bottles of Piao'a
Cure  for Consumption in my
family, and   I   am  continually  advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���~. 0. MiLnmsnan, Clarion, Ps_,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never bave any com-.
Slaints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,'
horey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
P'INTERS St, tint Bmmhb
(Wall  Paper and Paint Store . .
���gj Tinting and Kalsomining a specialty
Williams' Block, Third St.      Union, B. C.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister ic Solicitor. No's 2*4
Commercial Street
sxjAXjAxzssa, as. c.
J. A. Car-thew
v��iow, a. ts.
Property for sale in all parts ol the town.   Some very desirable residence properties cheap on small monthly payment!.
Farm lands improved and unimproved in Comox District $10 to $50 per acre.
A splendid farm, 30 acres under cultivation, 5 miles from Union; $10 per acre.
20 acre track within 3 miles���first class land; $10 to $15 per acre.
Rents collected
Loans Negotiated j��^.^^^^.l..t��t'.|..l'.|��l"l'l"l';l"t"l"l'4"��f*l**fr4' !
Tlio value ol the atmosphere aa   a |
fertiliser   is   61i|dwt_   by  -the     fact
that (allow land gradually increases
in  rlchut*ss    and    producing    power.
This is iat* niuro than "resting" tiie
laud;  it is feeding it as well.     The
process  is enhanced  by  tu ruing    thu
soil frequently; especially if made so
lino that  tlie air can du more than
roach the rugged clods.
Many fields can bo vastly benefited
by merely ploughing them in the fall
tit tho yoar, leaving tlie soil exposed
for a single winter. This will not do
in fields so situated tnat they will
wash. 11 one winter cau do so much,
wo might expect much more from a
courso o[ yeurs of such treatment.
Tho best method to assure success
is not in cultivating many acres, but
in producing steadily largo crops.
Gardeners and fruit-growers should
especially hoed this, and farmers who
havo been successful in growing largo
crops uf sumo specialty; aud the host
way is to stick tu the crop yuu understand.
Tho frequent painting or oiling of
tho wagon rims pays well. No part
uf tho vehicle is subject to so much
destruction as this���rolling between
stouos and through hot sand, grit and
mud. Thus cared for, they demand
less frequent setting and renewal. It
pays to keep all wagons well paiuteil,
whether lor work  or pleasure.
No wngon nor sleigh should ever
stand, even for one hour, exposed to
sun and wind outside the owner's
barn; and tho careful user will seek
protection from the elements when-
over he stops lor'an hour. Witb such
patient c:ive% the durability of a vehicle may be doubled.
The average value of wood ashes
ns a fertilizer is placed at about $9
a ton. Where lurg'j amounts of refuse
wood can be gathered with no other
cost than the labor, it would pay
tio 'gather and burn BUCU Ju3t for
the ashes. To a. gradenor who
watches every penny, all the rubbish
he can pick up is a treasure, espec^
tally for the strawberry bed.
Celery plants are nn item tbat the
average village gardener rarely succeeds in growing for hlnistlf, and be
must buy frnm bis more painstaking
neighbor, while cabbage, tomato,
sweet potato aad numerous other
[Hants arc in demand at garden making time. There should hi a hint in
this  to   f-Oane   cnterrpri.sing  man.
Why do we not grow more b:nns?
That It is-a profitable--irop unde'r.
proper conditions has been proved by
success ln certain regions, notably in
Central New York, where, they have
been making a fcpoc/,alty' of it for!
many years; yet it Is true tbat the
beans w<n Import co.st ns abuut a
million  dollars   annually.
The fanner who tak^s to bis barn
a lantern with a loose globe which
is liable to fall out may not be exactly playing with fire, but be is*
risking much. A lantern out of fix
Is But a nuisance. It should work as
perfectly as a Jtouse lamp and be
kept where it will be convenient to
get and to light.
A hop plantation, once established,
will last for many years, nnd one
should build well from tbe beginning.
The roots are perennial, and the vine
starts anew every spring. Almost any
good corn ground will rai.se them,
but It should be high, tamny and" well
drained. ,. -
If there be no water tight gutter
in the stalls the liquid manure can
be saved by placing behind the cattle a quantity of road dust, muck,
saw dust or other absorbent. As
thrown out, let this be well mixed
with the heavier manure, and it
will give a rich and quick fertilizer
which will more than repay all
labor given.
it Is said that skill makes the
ploughman, but genius makes the farmer. Books are full ol tlie successes
of men, but what volumes it would
tnke to record their mistakes nnd
fnilure-s! lJerbaps tiie greatest blunder we make is often in failing to
plan our work before band. A lllieral
mind must go with a liberal band, In
One pound of pure beeswax, with
two pounds of resin, makes a good
grafting wax; when melted, add
three tablespoonfuls of pure linseed
oil ; then turn Into a pan of cold
water. Work uutil pliable. More oil
can be ndded If needed. This will last
for years, und ls especially valuable
for placing over wounds where limbs
have been cut off.
Strong colonies of bees sometimes
become suddenly depleted lu number
with nut enough leit to keep up m fl-
clent warmth to hatch the eggs. This
Is becnusfti.no young bees have been
hatched, ijtid the.Tihl ones, superannuated, left the, hives on warm days in
search of food, and were not able to
return. If plenty of provision bad
been given them, they would have
managed   their business all  right.
Thc life i f a bee iu the busy season
ta very brief. It is conceded that during the honey flow they do not live
more than fix or eight weeks; they
live linger when confined to tho b.vo
during winter. When spring comes
they "are at tbo goal of their existence, and unless substituted by young
bees the hive must Inevitably perish.
To feed tbe bees, placo syrup over
tbe cluster, or .sugar, If tbe weather
Ls culd ; place oil cloth over the cluster, In which are a few small holes
around which the food Is placed. Tbe
bees will soon find it and carry it
down. Keep up the supply, and see
that the holes arc open.
Elirly maturity Is a prime necessity for pig raising, and it is folly to
wait more than six months for an
animal to show Its points, if not exhibited ln tbat time they are too
slow In development for futuro use
In breeding. Early marketable animal- are, demanded, and It ls a savin,
created and developed, by the very
low prices. This vast removal of
stock clears up and materially improves the home market.
Many sheep raisers are beginning
to shear their [locks much earlier
than formerly. There ls gain in the
greater cleanliness of the wool, and
in tbo comparative freedom of tbe
sheep from ticks. However well fed,
sheep will not thrive with ticks upun
them, and these insects multiply very
rapidly iu the heavy fleece in warm
Many sheep owners who givo attention to feeding! watering, sheltering ami exercise make a great mistake that they allow a ram to run
ia the pen until the lambs are drop-
lied. Kven it of a good disposition, ho
Ls a nuisance in the pen, and, if cross,
may sometimes do a great deal of
Tlie lands best adapted to sheep
are high plateaus or roiling fields.
Sheep are more subject to disease on
lower levels, nnd are uot so well
adapted to a warm, moist atmosphere as to tho rarer nnd dryer air
of the uplands. Marshy ground hns a
tendency to bring on foot rut and
kindred dison-sos.
We aro rapidly becoming a lamb
and mutton eating people, and flock
masters may profitably give more
attention to this demand than
thoy have heretofore been doing. It
is estimated that we market 200.000
lambs annually, between the ages of
four aud eight weeks. It is a rapidly
growing   industry.
ii the sheep droppings nre< dry in
winter, so that they do not stain the
wool, It shows tbat tho sheep bave
too little water or need some succulent food. If the food Is all right
for the sheep to digest well and fatten rapidly, tbey will need dry bedding beforo they lie down at bight.
Straw will be tramped down into a
Compact mass, which will heat but
In addition to tho list' of foreign
exporters on tho market, there are
numerous combinations oi local dealers formed with a view, to shipping
horses to Europe; together, these
will make a number as large and a
purchasing power as great as tbo entire domestic demand heretofore,
iriviug strength and tone to the market.
ih-eeders have hardly appreciated
the uew. demand for large, active,
stylish, grade draught horses for family carriages and for handsome business wagons, too heavy for a small
horso. With a handsome harness and
tho name ol tbe firm, no better advertisement can be founil than a
large, line liorse which attracts attention aud does his work so well.
No question but that tho sight of
horses is sometimes Injured by keeping them in a dark- stable. When
brought out into a bright light the
pupils of tbo eyes are suddenly nnd
painfully contracted, and a repetition of such treatment can not fall
to be injurious, (live well-lighted, as
well as well-ventilated stableB, and
the horses will be tlm hotter for it.
The aim must be to breed a horse
for the city, for in so driing tbe farmer
will find tbat he will have plenty of
horses for farm work. To tbe city
contractor we must defer If wc would
make horse breeding profitable. It
is a waste of time and capital to
breed no higher than for the needs of
the farm.
Grooming Is but secondary to diet.
Health Is procured by keeping the
pores of thc skin open, and this can
only be dono by tbe use of the curry
comb and the brush, for these remove
the dead epidermis thrown off in the
form of pellicles. In addition, do
not bo afraid to use soap anil water
aiioenily t
he MimI
it Count 1
ni Ions
ate limit
ii Down
���A Prominent t
Telia ��f
ihu   tt��
i   Etevup
l*��'w*-rs t)
f m Kami
iih m��
���inn tlie
is, N
One of Hardship and Constant Exposure.
r.vcr.voni; around Yorkton knows
-Mr. Dau Garry, uml wlmt a pushing,
active business tartner lie wus until
In grippe tocik liolil ol hlui, and when
that enemy lett hlui Uow listless and
unfitted Ior hard Kill ho hecaiue. Por
months ho suffered from the hanelul
alter effects of the trouble, nnd although he still endeavored to taikohls
share of the larin won;, ho found that
it was very trying. In' had become
greatly weakened, lind lost both np*ie-
tlte and ambition, and was tired with
the least exertion. Ilo tried several
remedies without deriving any benefit, and, as ono   after the othor  hiul
to the grbto&r, tijao, to feed well and
libenUly. and sell "Hille-young.   -
More thnn half the horses now marketed are going abroad. Prices are not
high, nnd this has developed the foreign outlot so admirably. In Just this
way wna the export demand for sheep
Some of tiie finest apples in America
have been grown upon rough bill
sides, and among rocks and stumps,
but it was when the orchardist knew
ids business. He did not choose such a
spot in preference to any other.
Kvery part of the work, from the
planting to the hauling away of tlie
fruit, can be doae more economically
upon level ground.
An upple orchard should slope
slightly toward tbe north. It should
be easily tillable. Soil which is strong,
and neither sand nor clay, suits
nearly all kinds of fruit trees. The
ground should be open enough for
natural drainage, lor tiling will serve
its purpose only until they become
filled with roots.
Trees may be planted closer than by
the orthodox rule, if every other trre
is a dwarf, or of some smaller thnn
ordinary growth. All trees need not
be apples in an apple orchard; plums
and cherries can be growing nnd bearing for a few years, and yielding their
profit, until the growth of tbe larger
varieties demands their removal.
Cherries need pruning when young,
but it is harmful to do much cutting
about tbem after they have taken
their shape. This tree heals slowly,
and even a bruise or a back will run
for a long time. Thin out the
branches and the dead limbs when
necessary. Ah to quinces, free annual
pruning usually means a good crop.
Many nn old tree Is moderately
fruitful) and we cling to it for tho
Bako of Its past; but if It has mueh
passed Its prime, It Is not a profitable
tiling to keep. Tbe fruit Is no longer
of the best, and a younger tree will
soon render the more profit. Cut it
down as a cumbcrer of the ground.
$100 KKWAIiD $100.
Tlie renders of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there Ls at
least one dreaded disease that science
has been ablo to cure lu all Its stages,
and tbat ls Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is tlio only positive cure known
to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood
ami mucous surfaces of the sj'stem,
thereby destroying tbe foundation of
tiie disease, nnd giving the patient
strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its
work. The proprietors have eonmch
faith ln Its curnMvc powers, that
they offor One Hundred Dollars for
any case that It falls to euro. Send
for list of testimonials.
Address, F. J. Cheney ft Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by dnigglfltH, TGc.
failed, he determined to give Dr. Williams' Pink Plils a trial. He felt so
utterly worn out that several boxes of
the pills wero taken before be found
any benefit, but with the first signs
of improvement ho took fresh courage,
and continued taking tho pills for
three months, by the end of which
time he was again an active, hustling
man, feeling better thun he had for
years. Mr. Garry tells bis own story
in the following letter to thu Asslal-
' boiun :i
Dear Sir,���After a severe attack of
ia grippe I was unable to recover my
former strength and activity ; I bad
no ambition for cither work or pleasure, and to use a popular phrase, "did
not care whether seimol kept or not."
1 tried various medicines without deriving any benefit Horn tbem. With
not much hope 1 decided to try Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills, and was agreeably pleased to find after a few boxes
a decided change for the better. My
appetite, which had failed me, return-
Oil, aji;t I began to look for my meals
half au hour before time, aud 1 was
ablo to get around with my old time
vlmj, I continued the use of the Pink
Pills for three months, and find myself
now better than ever. You may therefore depend upon it that from this
out I wiil be found among the thousands of other enthusiastic admirers
of Dr. Williams' wonderful health restoring medicine. Yours gratefully,
Dan Gurry.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills strike at
tho root of the disease, driving It from
the system and restoring the patient
to health and strength, In cases of
paralysis, spinal troubles, locomotor
ataxia, sciatica, rheumatism, ery-dpo-
las, acromions troubles, etc., tliese
pills aro superior to ull other treatment. ThL-y are also a specific for the
troubles which make the lives of so
many women a burden, and speedily
restore tlio rich glow of health to
pale aud sallow cheeks. Men broken
down by overwork, worry or excesses
will find in Pink Pills a certain cure.
Sold by all dealers or seat by mail,
post paid, at 50c tl box, or six boxes
for $J.oO, by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Brockville,
Ont. Beware of imitations and substitutes alleged to bo " just as good."
The .English Government have given
a Buffalo gentleman an order for <;.-
000 carriage horses. An English
company gavo Philadelphia an order
for 3,000. The Czar of llussia gave
an order for 8,000.*���Parmer and Mirror.
No remedy in the world equals Nerviline norve pain cure. Neuralgia and
rheumatism are relieved almost Instantly, and the minor aches and
pains nro curod by a single application. Nerviline���nerve pain cure���ls
sure to cure.
"Tlds weather ls very trying for
everybody," said the physician.
" Yes," replied Mr. Meekton, " I
don't see how my wife is going to
bear up under it. When the sun doesn't
shlno It givo her tbe blues and when
It does she says its lading the carpet."
Tender, painful corns, bleeding corns
painlessly removed in twenty-four
hours. Putnam's Painless Corn Retractor acts magically. Try it and be
After tiio dissipated Duke of Wharton had lieen narrating his frolics,
Dean Swift said to him: " My lord,
let me recommend one more to you.
Take a frolic to be good; rely upon
It, you will find it the pleasantesti
frolic you ever engaged In."
The best cough cure is Shlloh's Cure.
A neglected cougli is dangerous. Stop
it at once with Shlloh's Cure.
The pnrt of the human body least
susceptible to touch Is betweea the
shoulder blades, Just orer the spine.
I was nervous, tired and irritable
and cross. Karl's Clover Boot Tea
has made mo welt and happy.
Mre.  B. a  Wortlen.
Fusibility  nf  DfverttuK  Itu Course  From
. i lit- Miorrs of Kun>pi>.    v
The curious point is made by a
writer In the Scientific American that,
if a channel of suflclent size and
depth were cut from the Caribbean
Sea to the Pacific Ocean the gulf
stream would no longer flow across
the Atlantic and warui.the shores of
Europe, but would pour into the
Pacilic Ocean. The Islands forming
the Caribbean Sea act on the principle of a breakwater or dam, holding
the water that has been forced into
the sea by tho tides and trade winds,
and cause tlie water to be higher in
that sea and turn it Into the Gulf of
Mexico, which becomes the reservoir
or fountain head, whence tbe gulf
stream flows like a river from a lake,
being thc equalizer of water as well
as heat, and making its way ln tho
direction of the greatest deficiency of
that element. Further, the warmth of
this wonderful stream is accounted
for by the fact that Its waters aro
supplied from tho tropics, tho tide
waves acting on the principle oT an
eddy, so it has counter currents also,
this theory resting upon the assumption that the water is higher on the
east than on the west side of tbe
Isthmus of Panama ; and tbe continent of America being the great dam
iu the ocean that forms tho gulf
stream, by placing the continent of
America so that it would lie east and
west there would be no gulf stream.
���The Tradesman.
The average number of working
days in a year in various countries
is as follows: "In Russia, 2G7 ; in England, U7S; In Spain, 290; in Austria,
295; in Italy, 298; in Bavaria and
Belgium. 800 ; in Saxony and France,
802; in Denmark, Norway and Switzerland, 808 J in Prussia, 805; in Holland and North America, 808. and in
Hungary,  812.���London    Engineering.
That many women owe their beauty
to Dr, 1'ierce's Favorite Prescription.
Tho reason���beauty of form and face,
as woll as grace, radiate Irom the
Common centre���health. Tho best
bodily condition results from good
fool, fresh air, nnd exercise, coupled
with tho Judicious use of the " Prescription," In maidenhood, womanhood, and motherhood, it's a supporting tonic that's peculiarly adapted to
hor needs, regulating, strengthening,
and curing the derangements of the
If there bo headache, pain in the
back, bea ring-down sensations, or
general dehl.ity, or If there be nervous distubuni-es, nervous prostration
and sleeplessness, the " Prescription"
reaches the orgln of tlie trouble and
corrects It. It dispels aches and pains,
corrects displacements and cures
catarrhal Inflammation of the lining
membranes. Once used, it Is always
in favor.
Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure constipation
indigestion, biliousness, headaches and
kindred aliments.
"Call no man your friend," a wise
girl once said to me, writes
"Francos/' In the New Budget, 'until you bave made hhn angry, soon
him hungry aud caused him to miss
a train and wait three-quarters of
an hour at a country station."
ISSUE NO 14  1896
In replying to any nf tlioae an
vortlneinonta, pleaso mention thi.
Has been endorsed by the medical
profession for twenty years. (Ask
your Doctor.) This is because it
is always palatable���always uniform���always contains tbeturest
Norwegian Cod-Liver CM and
Hypophospbites. Insist
on   Scott's   Emulsion
with trade-mark of man
and fish.
Put up in 50 cent and $i .00
sizes. The small size may ba
enough to cuie your cough or
help your baby.
13 OAUSEu nr INQiCCSTtOK.   K. D. O. and
fe Samples. l-is%*T **'*������u"' *���"��� U,;'M,��"'
Be sure and uso that ohl and well
tried remedy, Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syruji lor children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays nil pain, cures wind colic and
Is tho best remedy for diarrhoea.
Tweuty-Bve cents a bottle.
Tho Treasury Board has decided
that coach or lag screws come under
item No. 273 of the customs tariff,
tho duty thereon being at tho rato
oi 1 cent per pound aud 20 per cent,
" My baby had croup and was saved
by SliiloU's Cure," writes Mrs. J. B.
Martin, of Hunts villo,  Ala.
Cannot) bo expocted, but tho biggest money
mude by agents to-dny in mado by those whe
handle our Silverware, Tableware, Tea ana
Ootfoe Strainers, Stereoscopes and Vinwa.
Violin Outfits. Photograph Frames, Leatherette
Tablo Mats, otc.   Cash wild for raw furs.
Montreal, Quo
original envelopes or tho dates 1851 to 1870 will
postage stomps tharnon will p-eb pood prices (01
the Btampa by applying to Hox lito. lluinllior*
Largest Sale in Canada.
You_W��nt them. Can Cet Th-mI
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s- *"" ifmim us. catal000e free
gj B-R Fuchsias, assorted,. r.di*.
[*-. I��� "l^"scs,fivor-bloomlnR. filli*.
mt O���8 Geraniums, good,      fide,
Si;y--ll,*;,nin Uulbs.as'd.forBOo.
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L,   SOCIadl's Bulbs, mid.,SO*
U -Meet Pcas.Coll.30var.IIOo,
H-Wlndow Coll., leach
j Ivy and Show Geranium
I Coleua, Manetia-Vine
Mexican Primroso, Fuchsia
I Heliotrope & I'rad.scnntlaSOo
VT I. no discount like sLm-ks In the celebrated
Hu-*-l.oii-Colomdo Co., io<, itod in Ortpplo deck's
golden hm**. litiv now outright, before ihe
sdvabco, ut. the pte-n'iit, low lirlco. Thi. Ktnck
i.*: full ptiiil and nou*as*ePBabte. The boom for
wo, k- i*i coming.   Write for Information,  It.
1). 0. Orl.wolil, Mnrn.u, tlo lildlt., Chicago.
colt, Ont.    Shorthand and bookkeeping
taught by mn.il.   Trial lesson free.
Toronto and Stratford, Ont ���UNQUK8TIO.tr
A IMA' tho loading commercial schools of iht
ADA. Moderate)rates, Htudcnts admitted at
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Mention this papor. SHAW ft ELLIOTT
To handle on very liberal terms one of tho best
household artio.os ovor invented. Sells on
Bight   No fake.
If you mean business send stamped envelope
for reply.  Address
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press, in Rood running order; rapncitv4
and8 pngos, 0 or 7 columns; sheet 24 by 841.
For furl lier particulars address Herald r~*
ng Co.. Hamilton.
A patnphlot. tolling bow to hnndlo Stocks,
Grain, etc, on margins, will bo mailed on application by Rmiillot & Co., Brokers, No, 125
Ladies' entrance No. 127) South ard street
Philadelphia, Pa
110.00 Margtni 10 Bharos of stock, 1,000 bushels
of Grain, $20,00, Twenty, etc.
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$150 For an Old Canadian Stamp.
Kvory Canadian Stamp wed between lBti
nud I'-'.t't Ih valuable and worth from lOo to f 151
each, I buy any quantity, on thooriKinaloofrorfl
preferred.    Alao all  other kinds of stamps.
fiarUoularly those collected 2,1 years ago. Bene
or prlco list to O. A. NKEDHAM. 651 Mir..'.-
street "Mb, Hamilton, Out
Of owning and riding tho Qneat and bont Fllnyclo In the Dominion���evory part inspected by
twenty expert mechanics.  The
stands at the top of tho lot, and for UGHTNKS3, STIt KNGTH and ovory point entering Into a
high-grade wheel
Full particulars and a handsome catalogue can be had of JOHN W. NELSON, Hamilton, Conor of the
ElmlM, N. V.
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It's Cupid's Way-
Xoung Lov.e's a ioalous little god,
"Who lets no one defy him;
He conquers with a Bauoy nod
The mortals who'd  deny him.
He rules with gentle, pleasing sway
The wise ones wbo may seek him,
But better likes to make obey
The foolish'who would pique him.
He gives with pleasure of his Joys
To those who  recognize him,
But eeems more pleased when he annoys
Tho man who most descries him.
Whene'er "he finds' a haughty man,
Who proudly seeks to spurn him,
He strikes a spark that Life will fan
Until  the blaze shaft  burn,-him.
So, If perchance, you feel above
Hi's gift, when he'd bestow It,
You're Just hid game, and deep in love
You'll  he before you  know it.
1'retly  Specimens   of    New    and    Stylish
Design. _
A very clever Jabot is made on velvet with a Scotch plaid design, cut
ns shown In tlie first flg-iire. The.flchu
>pens in  front and If   Listened with
and sisters, so he will treat hiB wife
six months after marriage. This
may seem cokl-blooded, very far removed from the tencrer-%(elings .which"
.courtship Induces. '. .But *.��glrl -has a.
choice to-make���a choice Upon -which
the happiness ol her"" Whole life will
depend ; nnd there is 'always a time,
Whether'she notices it or not, before
she parts with the control of her
heart, at which she ought to-listen
to her judgment. Without better evidence ,-than her. own feelings she Is
very likely to rnnke a mistake; but,
It Bhe can assure herself that her
lover Is a man who Is respected and
liked by his male friends, and Is a
favorite at home, she may be pretty
sure that In listening to his love sho
Is choosing wisely.
Miss TJilrt. smith twrntttfully)���That
Jack Gayboy is too mean to  live.
Dolly Swift���What Offense has be
been guilty of ?
Miss Thlrtysmith���He proposed to
me last night, nmi when I blushed and
stammered thnt It was so sudden, the
wretch burst into a roar of laughter
and I was obliged to haughtily reject
his proposal to save my soll-respect-
A Dainty Toque.
A'-lMi- Glimpsei' at. the Ugly- Side
of War's Picture.
-**������*�����* I ________! ���________,
T TTTT���*FT*TT1**i* T T ���
Fichu with Velvet Collar.
invisible hooks and eyes. It may
be worn ou any waist, and looks as
if the waist were trimmed with the
velvet. The flaps are large, leaving tlie shoulders free.
.Another fichu, which ls also very
attractive, is made of black velvet
nnd lined with cream colored point
lace. The plastron Is made of light
Velvet and Lace Fichu,
���������olored Bilk, and ornamented with
lace of the same color as the border.
The standing collar is also closed
with hooks and eyes. This fichu is
particularly pretty on waists with
big sleeves, aud of very  light tints.
The C'hllil'H Faee.
There's nothing more pure tn Heaven,
And nothing on earth more mild,
More full of the light that Is all divine,
Than the smile of a ilttlo child.
Tho sinless lips, hnlf parted
With breath as sweet as tbo air,
And tho light that seems so glad   to
In the gold of tbe sunny hair.'
0 littio one, smile and bless me!
For somehow���I know not why���
1 feel in my soul, when children smile,
That angels axe passing by.
I feel thnt the gates of Heaven
Aro nearer than X 'knew,
That tho light, and tbo hope of that
ewoetor world,
I.Ike      the    dawn,     are    breaking
1        11.Ml IHHl  U'HlMl. ���
A well-proportioned waist, according to Lady Hahberton, must show
a difference of ten inches between it
and the bust. Thus, a woman whoso
bust measures thirty-six inches- should
have a wu Lst measuring twenty-six
inches. Bust forty inches, waist thirty inches, and so on. Vory -few cornets are made in this proportion, and
if tliey were still fewer people wonld
buy them, as fashion decrees that the
waist shuuld measure from twelve to
fifteen indies loss than ttio bust, lu
tho course of time women may come
to realize that true artistic effect ls
only obtained by a propor respect for
proportion and "symmetry.
What Itt-itl l.iK-r* Cost,
Just at present, when such a quantity of laces for yokes, collars, handkerchiefs ls being used, it la Interesting
to know what they cost. Bridal veils
of point applique can bo had for $-15
to $75, accord lag to size and fineness
of pattern; Mario Antoinette flehus
in black thread luce at $25, and black
thread lace shawls irom $U5 up to
The wlilte duchesse laco yokes can
be bought from $5.50 up to $12;
duclicsse round collars from $7.98 to
$14.50; duclicsse and point lace handkerchiefs from $6.98 to $11, aad round
point handkerchiefs from $a to $12.
In trimming laces, round, point und
duchesse mixed, Valenciennes and
round point may bo bougut for $8.98
per yard; point d'Aigulilo, nine Inches
wide, for $10 per yard, and Valenciennes, six Inches wide, for $5 per
Point applique nnd point regoncc,
nine to eleven inches in width, may
be.purchased fur from $."! to $1 per
('h-HiHiuK Widely.
A girl may feel certain on this point
���that, as a man  treats hla mother
Toque in black sequlned velvet,
trimmed with point- d'Alnncon' lace,
black feathers and pink satin.
A Cine for Love's Malady,
A witty and' sentimental physician
has prescribed the following euro fur
" the malady of love ':
Hearts ii.
Love, ad lib.
Mix the hearts well  together.
Add tbo love and take frequently.
Hymen & Wedlock, Chemists, Feb. 1-1.
Cupid, M. D.
Catch All.
A unique catch-all is made from a
huge tin cup, This is covered, with
canvas stretched close over It and
fastened, a silken bag is made for
the top, and * closes with draw strings.
The handle ot the cup Is covered with
ribbons, and this Is tied in a bow.
On the canvas embroider the following*: '
I p,m a useful article1,
As any one may sec;
Don't search for. things a  particle,
Just find thf-m here in me.
This Is Otto Ittii't It?
In sage-groen rcit,
green mfrolr velvet,
trimmed    with
blackbirds    and
liiriDid   ���Ahnilf   Women.
Maude���How sickening It is to hear
men "paying compliments to women!
Ethel���To other women. Yes.
" Wlio gave you .away when you
wero marriedV" "The press." Saying which she fetched several large
He���They euy $seas'a is communicated from one person to another by
kissing. She���Weil, you appear to
bo pretty healthy.
Mistress (calling upstairs)���What on
earth are you doing to that child,
Sarah, to make It scream so? Sarah
���Nothing, ma'am. I'm spanking it to
make it stop.
Mrs. Heavyweight���Oh, dear. I am
getting so horribly stout! I wish I
knew what to do about it. Mr, Sllm-
lelgb, can't you tell me of some effective remedy for obesity ? Mr.
Sllmleigh (gloomily)���Why don't you
try boarding for a while ?
Sbe (calmly)���I think there is a burglar in the houso. Listen. He���0,
that's a mouse you bear. She (excitedly)���William, why do you seek to
play upon my fears that way ? You
know it Isn't a mouse.
Mrs. Hicks���You'll bave to get a
new pair of trousers to-day. Hicks
���Tliese I have on are all right. Mrs.
Hicks���I know, but there isn't a
whole stitch left of Dick's.
Wife���You saw Mrs. Browner last
evening? Husband���Yes, but not to
speak to. Wife���What a whopper I
They tell me you were sitting with
her for more than two hours. Husband���True, but It was she who did
tlie talking.
It rained all the night of April 8-9,
and when we went to our guns in the
morning tho water was up to the
level of the platforms, which were
raised about a foot above the ground
in tlie trench In which tlie battery
was funned. Tho Russians apparently did not anticipate our renewing
tho bombardment -that morning, and
must liavo bad very few gun detachments in their batteries, as neither
tho Mnlakoff nor tbe Redan answered our firo for some time. Soon
after we had opened, on aide-de-camp
came down and ordered us to cease
firing immediately and block up the
embrasures, as it was considered tliat
tho weather waa too inclement. We
had scarcely compiled with the order
when another messenger arrived, de*
Siring us to reopen immediately. 1
bad charge of three guns, one on 8-
inch 05-o\vt.. gun and two long 82-
puuuders. With tbe 8-1 neb gua, which
was manned by men who had served
in the first bombardment, we rioon
gut the range and nilulc good practice-,
but the shooting of* the a_!-pounder
guns' crews, furnished by II. M. S.
Leunder, was very wild, and eventually, by verifying tho laying uf tbe
Nu. 1, I found both wero bhort-
isighted. While I was getting thc
range with tlie centre gun. the captain of the right-hand gun, fired such
erratic Biiuts that I ordered him to
"cea.se firing," when No. 8, the loader,
by name Michael Hardy, usked if the
guns' ciTWs"inight "change ruuiuls,"
and that ho might take the duties uf
No. 1. Thia i sanctioned, and after
two rounds he got ou the target���
a gua in the Mulakui'i battery���acid
made excellent practice.
Tho ilussians answered our fire
slowly but carefully, und during tbe
first hour's work thc embrasure of
the 8-inch guu, which drew the greatest portion of the fire, waa cut down
and rebuilt three times. After firing
between two and three hours, tho 8-
iuch, gun. Which stai.nl iu the angle
of tlie battery, tbe right half of
which fired at the Mnlakoff while
the left half fired, at tbe Ue-dan, became so hot'that we were obliged to
'* cease firing ;" and the men, released from tlielr work, crowded up
ou tho raised platform so us to stand
out of the water, wHch iu the dugout trench Was half-way up to their
knees. Tlie other two guns remained
in action.
It was* Important to observe exactly the first impact of each shot,
wliich, with a steady platform for
tlie telescope, I waa able to effect,
calling out " ten yards- to tlte right,"
or " twenty yards short," us it
struck the-'parapet or ground 1,1 was
resting my left hand with the "telescope on toe 8-lnch gun, and ' was
steadying my  right . hand on     the
shoulder of .Charles , 1st class boy,
while I checked the practice of tbe
centre and right-hand gun, when a
man handed rouod tho grog for the
gun's crew then out of action. The
boy asked me to move my elbow
while he drank his grog, so that-he'
might not shako me, aud on receiving the panniKin ne stood up, and
was In tlie act of drinking, when a
shot from the Redan, coming obliquely
across us, took off Ids head, the body
falling oa my feet. At tliis moment,
Michael Hardy, liaving just fired his
gun, was "serving the vent." This
consists In stopping all current of air
from tho gun which, if allowed to
pass up the vent, would allow any
sparks remaining after the explosion
to ignite the fresh cartridge. Hardy,
like the rest of the gun's crew, had
turaed up his sleeves and trousers
as Jiigh as he could get tliein ; his
sailor's shirt was open low on tiie
neck. His face,, nock aud clothes were
covered with the contents of the
buy's head; to lift tho thumb from
tbe vent might occasion the death
of Nois. 3 and A, tho loader, and
sponger, wilio werB, then ramming
homo; but he never flinched. Without moving his right thumb from the
vent, with the left hand ho wiped
the boy's brains fro.m liis face and
eyes as lie looked round on us. Those
sitting near me were speechless,
startled, us indeed was I, for 1 bad
felt the wiud of the shot, which passed within six inches oi my face, when
we were awakened to a sense ol the
situation by Hardy's somewhat contemptuous exhortation    as   he thus
addressed the men:  "You fools,
what the h  aro you looking at ?
la the man dead, tako hia carcass
away J Isn't he dead, tako him ta
the doctor." "Jim, are yuu home?"
���this was said to No. 8, the loader,
who was in the act of giving the
final tap on ramming home the fresh
charge, and ou getting tho answer,
"Yes," without bestowing another
look at us, or .possibly even seeing
me, Hardy gave the order to his
gun's crew, "Kun out, ready."���Cen.
Sir Kvelyn Wood, In tho "Fortnightly
In spite of the cor.cordnnces and the
dictionaries tlie wtrd "its" does np*-
peai-���once��� In tlie English Bible, as
you will find if you turn to Leviticus
xxv., and read the fifth verse: "That
which growetli of its own accord of
thy harvest thou stout not reap." Tlie
failure of Crudea's and Young's concordances to chroncle this word is
certainly remarkable. In tho hands of
the dictionary makers tbe negative
evidence of thc concordances turns to
positive allegation. Worcester's dictionary quotes with approval
Trench's statement mat "through the
whole of our authorised version of the
Bible Its does not tffcur once." Webster assumes the resiousiblllty of saying that the possess�� form "Its" is
modern, being rarel. found In Shakespeare and never in the Bible. Tlie
Century Dictionary (Uotos the verse
abovo referred to, sluwlngftbat lu the
edition of 1C11 the W-lfl used in It was
aot "its" but "it."    j
A badger sat before liis hole in meditation deep,
And as he ponuered ou the'past he
ielt inclined to weep.
"My tonduct isn't nice," he said,
" and it appears to me
That I might easily behave with less
"I'm far too ready with my claws, j
aud when I   meet a frieud
The chance encounter iu a row is al- j
most sure to eud.
Well, wellt sueh wicked strife    shall |
cease; I'll    wither -scratch   nor!
And  nothing    shall Induce me   to  lie
party  to a fight.
"A lamblike disposition I   win hence*,
Uurth cultivate,
And If   a dog should  bark  at mo   1 l
won't retaliate,
To totally reform my life is my am- j
hi i ion's sum ;
I've.been a badger long  enough,      a!
goudger I'll  become."
We. had a merry playmate'In a little
brook that ran down through the
sunny meadows I It slipped und Blld
over little mossy pebbles and called
to us, "Follow,, follow, follow I" In
the sweetest little voice In the world!
Sometimes, I would kneel down on
the little low bank, and bond m.v
head down close, and ask, " Where
are you going, little brook ?"
It would splash a cool drop of
spray in my face," and run on calling,
" Follow, follow, follow!" Just as before.
Wild' strawberries grew red and
sweet down In the tall grass, aud
great purple violets, and tall buttercups nid-nodding in the wind.
Very often Myra and I would take
off our shoes and stockings, and
wade. The roguish little brook would
tickle my small toes, and try and
trip me up on one of its little mossy
stones. Once I did slip and sat right
down In the water with a great
splash V And the little brook took all
the starch out of my, clothes, and
ran off with it in  a twinkling.
Now and then, I would fasten a
bent pin to a string nud tie the string
to the end ol a stfck and fish for the
tiny minnows and tadpoles. But,
somehow, 1 never caught one of the
little darting things. I used to believe the brook whispered them to
keep away trom that little shining
Sometimes 1 wonld take a big white
chip and load It With pebbles or violets and send it down stream. Tbe
sly little brook would slip my boat
over one of its tiny waterfalls just
as quick as It could ! If my little
boat was loaded with pebbles, down
would go my heavy cargo to the
bottom I But If It were loaded with
violets, then a fleet of fairy purple
en noes would float on and on, and
away out of sight.
A great green frog, with big, staring eyes, watched from the side of tbe
brook. Now and then, he would say,
" Ker-chug I in a deep voice. I used
to ask him ln good faith, what "ker-
chug!" meant. But he did not tell,
and; to this day I have -not found
out whnt " ker-chug " means.
Six thick thistles sticks.
Flesh of freshly  fried flying fish.
The sea ceaseth, nnd It snffTceth ub,
High roller, fow roller, rower.
Gaze on  the gray brigade.
Strange strategic statistics,
Give Grimes Jim s gilt gig whip.
She says nhe sells ��n shells.
A cup of coffee in rt copper coffeepot.
Say, should sucli a shapely snsh
shabby stitches show?
Sarah in a shawl shoveled soft uno w
Smith's spirit flnsk split Philip's
sixth sister's fifth squirrel's skull.
A box of mixed biscuits, a mixed biscuit box.
Strict, strong Stephen Stringer
snared slickly six sickly silky snakes.
Swan swam over -the sea; swim,
swam, swim ; swan swam back again ;
well swum swam.
A lad was found begging In Plymouth, England, some years ago, who
told u most wonderful tale of woo.
According to his statement, given
with a straight face and an apparently clear conscience, he had been a
cabin boy upon an'American steam*
ship. For somo misbehavior, as a
temporary punishment ho was headed
up in an empty water cask, aud left
to reflect Upon his wickedness, with
only the b'ughulo of tlio cask to
breathe through.
On tho following night a terrible
Storm came up, and the vessel went
down with all on board, excepting
himself, the cask having rolled over
into tho sea at the first lurch of the
sinking ship. Fortunately for its unhappy occupant, tho cask floated with
the bunghole free I rum tho water,
and. ln tho courso of a day or so
was cast upon tho const, whero the
lad, after making numerous vaLn attempts to release himself, settled back
to die.
Some cews, however, he said,'camo
strolling along the I touch, nnd ono of
them, white switching Its tall about,
accidentally lot tho end of It into
the bunghole of tlie cask. The. boy
immediately seized upon it; tho cow,
electrified, Jumped, Btood still, and
jumped again, and then rushed bellowing down tho beach, tbo boy hanging on like grim death, and the cask,
consequently, bumping tho bind legs
of tlie frightened bovine as she fled.
Finally, as the boy hud hoped, tlio
hoops of the cask were loosened, and
striking upon a rock, tho whole thing
was shattered, and the boy, letting
go of the cow's tail, found himself
free once niore,
Aftor wandering about for several
days bo balled a vessel, and was carried to Plymouth, where hts wonderful experience first Iwcnme common
lllK  HIM' l'..Ni,l.l<H   LACK.
All Imported ,��n<i $ub*et|U**ntljr i'hIiudhU hy
The first lace worn in England was
entirely foreign, it was imported iu
such quantities and at sueh amazing prices that Parliament became
alarmed ami prohibited Its Importation las France bad doue) iu 1662.
The dealers in despair brought over
Dutch lace workers to work ior them
on home soil. But because of inferior flax and incorrect surroundings
it was not a success, and the beUes
and dandies of the extravagant and
profligate court of .Charles li. demanded the real stuff. Then tbe dealers, ami the great folk, too, betook
themselves to smuggling, and as much
Brussels lace was sold in London as
ever, but under the ailed of point
d'unglotern*. Tliis waa the fashionable English lace for years, and fortunes  were  spent   on  it.
A Parks modiste made a fortune in
London smuggling and selling "point
d'aiigh'terr.1," -find retired to a little gem ol a chateau near Versailles called sauetly by Its mistress "La
Folio dos  Dawes   Anglaises."
The only true English laco worthy
to rank with the Venetian, tho
d'Alencou ftnd the -Mechlin, Is Honl-
tOU. it was first made in tbo seventeenth century, but waa nuite neglected for foreign products by people of weMth and fashion until the
last half  century.
Queen Victoria, caused ,it to be-
conio the fashion by wearing a veil
and u gown ol it worth ��1,00'J at her
wedding, the pattern of which lace
was destroyed immediately after
using. Since then tlie English Royal
Family has patronized Honlton exclusively, in order to establish It as
the court laec of Great Britain. Victoria has given each of th? Princesses their wedding laces, each of a
different pattern. The Princess of
Wales' gown and veil were of Honlton embroidered with flowers, ferns
and Prince's feathers. Aad six inch
lace of the same pattern trimmed
most elaborately a white wrapper
which she wore several years after
her marriage.
D AUU Kit   AT   Hl.it   GUILD'S  THKOAT.
How it Mother Wn,,  tirr fight  AgAiust  a
Bepa ration.
Indianapolis despatch says: A few
days ago William, Jesse and Malcolm
McLauren and tbe hitter's wife, Alice,
came here from Chicago and routed
rooms at 174 East North street. The
laudtady soon missed some Jewelry
and silverware, and swore out a warrant for tbe arrest of the four. Wheu
Constable Henninger arrived tbe
men had left, but be found Mrs. McLauren in her room. As soon as he
read tlie warrant to ber sho grnb-
bed a small dagger from her bosom,
and, holding It against the throat
of hor Infant child, declared that she
would kill it if the officer attempted
to take ber awav from it. Henninger
stepped back appalled at the attitude of tbe. mother und' reasoned
with her, but she held the dagger at
the child's throat and repeated her
threat. Tlie officer finally pledged
her that she sliould not be separated
from her child, and ufter mueh entreaty she surrendered the dagger
and consented to be arrested. The
child was permitted to remain with
her ln Jail as the officer had promised.
It is a divine privilege to tie head
of a family and a man has uo right
to abuse tbat privilege.
Ho has no right to ill-use or neglect
the woman who took him "for bev
ter or worse."
He bas no right, to scold and terrify bis children.
He has no right to quarrel with his
dally bread.
He. has nu right to expect a game
dinner diet from a kidney-stew allowance.
He has no right to give his wife
$" a week pin money and expect her
to pay the gas bill und keep herself
and   the children   well  dressed.
He has no right to save his good
manners and good humor for company.
He has no right to come home with
a hatchet cast of countenance and
murder tho innocent pleasures of tlte
little unfortunates wbo cnll him
He has a right to remember that
bo owes his family everything; and
that to deserve the respect and love
of his boys and girts and the consideration and loyalty of his wife Is
glory enoUsrh for nny mnn.
A. ti. Griffin, the general agent In
the I'nlted States of the Carnegie
Ste'I and Irou Company, died suddenly of heart disease last Tuesday
aboard the North German .Lloyd
steamship Fulda- while on bis return
home from Europe,
The death !����� announced Of Alderman
George Holme, of Derby, In ids early
days Mr. Holme was a close friend of
Herbert Spencer, himself n nativo of
Derby. On one occasion ho was Instrumental in saving the philosopher's life.
When quite lads thoy wero fishing In
the flooded Derwentt and young
Spencer fell In and was carried towards a dangerous weir. Holme, who
was only sixteen years of age, Jumped
Into tlie water and succeeded in rescuing his companion. ��� J-Minbunrb
Evening News.
We should not wonder If some cartoonist should represent Uuclo Sail)
transformed Into Don Quixote���mounted on Kosinnnto [to wit the Monroe
doctrine]   and    nttended by   Sancho
1'anza [to wit  1 starting out    to
right alt tho wrongs of tho entire
world with his Invincible lance. To
bo euro we havo not Just tho kind
of wind-mills hero which Don Quixote
.fought.���Geo. T. Angell, lu Our Dumb
Monslgnor Agostlno Cnprara, canon
of  St.  Peter's,   Rome,  who 'died   tin-
other day, was popularly known  as
an  "advocate of the devil,"   because
I in the process for beatifications he
j was  thn  person  officially designated
i tr> urge objections. J-
Re-ai Estate   BrgbrS. N
a r
___���_�� LOCALS.
Don't patronize travelling salesmen.
Marcus Wolfe of Nanaimo, wj*i in
town on a business trip last week.
For the latest slvles in hats and men's
furnishings ��0 to Stevenson & Cos.
Mr. B. Reeves of Ontario, arrived on
Wednesday, and is looking over the field.
Remember the Union Brass Band
Benefit Concert is for May 2nd.
Tom Walker injured at Ihe mines has
been taken to the Hospital.
Some new lines in Spring Prints, fast
colors at Stevenson St Co's, Union.
Mrs. Sam Davis left Friday for Nanai.
Theobald the punter, has on hand for
sale a large lot of fine fence posts.
Mr. L Mounce brought back from Henry's Nursery, Vancouver, some ornamentals for his grounds.
It pays every time to buy your groceries at Partridge St Walters'.
Mr. F. B. Voung, barrister, is ��l his
office in Union where he will remain for
��� few days.
Northey & Sutherland's office is the
first door west of Kclley's Photograph
Studio on Dunsmuir Ave.
We are indebted to Mr. Wm. Tori at
Hornby Island, for copies of some valuable publications.
To clear 500 men's fancy laundered
shirts with collars and cuffs at 45c. worth
Ji.5�� Simon Leiser
It is understood that the opera house
will certainly be built, arrangements
having been perfected to that epd.
Miss Brvant, who left here to attend a
sick sister at Aberdeen, Wash, is ia tbe
Hospital at that place.
D. Ennis will shortly leavt to join a
party of four bound lor the Yukon
Last Sunday almost everyone seemed
determined to enjoy the perfect weather,
and crowds were out walking and driving.
We are pleased to see Mr. Bert Creech
about again after more than two weeks
Mr. F. B. Smith returned yesterday
from a short trip. Shooting and fi-ibiug
we believe was Mr. Smith's errand.
We understand that Mrs. Piket intends putting three hundred chain in
Cumberland hall immediately, which will
render it far more comfortable.
Mr. J. Comb, has purchased land not
far from Seattle and will soon start fer
that place; he expects to be absent about
two months.
Mr. Wm. Odell has called for tenders
fer clearing the site of the new Opera
House to be erected opposite tke News
Tha bachelors' ball at Courtenav,
Thursday evening, April 23, is intended
le include all tke bachelors of Union,
Comox Bay as well as Courtenay and
tha Settlement.
Monday night is the time fixed upon
fer ,the opening performance of the
Uaiaa Musical and Dramatic Society,
aad Cumberland Hall as the place. See
Mr, Oliver Duncan was observed tn
drive away from Willard's with a new
express wagon harness��� no need now
to send out of the district for such  work.
J. B. McLean left on the Joan for aa
exterded trip during which ha expects to
visit the cities of Nanaimo and Che*
mainus. Mrs. McLean, accompanied
Last Wednesday evening Frank Monaco's liltle girl's second finger on her left
hand came between a block of wood and
aa axe in tbe hands of her brother. The
finger was neatly amputated.
Plans for Mr. Willard's proposed new
building, near News oflice provides for
two stores, one of which Mr. Willard will
occupy himself as harness shop; Ihe
seeond story will be built for a photograph gallery. Both this building and
the new opera house will be of brick.
tJBMagg- 1       ���       in
Orders for powder left for me at Dave
Anthony's will receive prompt attention.
F. Curran.
Mr. James Collins and wife of Victoria
came up on tbe Joan. Mr Collins is a
brother in -law of Mr. Willard, aod is
preparing the plans for his n��w building.
If you want the newest and best styles
in men's felt hats and at half regular
prices by all means buy at Langman's.
Eli Rowland has produced a fine
specimen of brick from clay at ar near
No. 1 slope. 11 is to be hoped he will
make a success of his brick enterprise.
For new flannelettes aad fancy spring
dress goods, Stevenson St Co is the place
to get the correct thing at the right price.
A McKnight, J. P. is receiving a second installment nf roses from the famous
florist and nurseryman af Mt. Pleasant,
Vancouver, M. J. Kenry.
1,000 men's new bats. The latest
styles in Stiffs, Fedora's, etc., at Stevenson St Co's.
Mrs. Gourley and Miss A. Kilpatrick,
of Nanaimo, were on the passenger list
from the Black Diamond City last
For sale, quick; ite acres of land
partly cleared. Good house. Property
within 3 miles of Union. All fer $1,200.
Must be sold.   Worth $1,000.
Northey & Sutherland.
We understand that the class far sight
singing that is to commence under Prof.
Spear, is for male and female; and any
number can join it and receive great
benefit All information from McLeod,
the tailor.
Come all you good, wise people aad
buy your clothing cheap and save mom-
We have an all-wool Tweed Suit made
to order from $11.00 up and Pants from
$3.00 up. A first class fit and good
workmanship guaranteed. Give us a
trial and be convinced.���A. Lougheed tk
Co.. Artistic Tailoring, 72 Young Street
Arcade, Toronto.
D. C. McKeniie Agent for B. C.
There will be a Snip Social held in Ihe
basement of St George's Presbyterian
Church, Thursday, April 30, 7 30 o'clock,
under the auspices of tha Ladies Aid
Society.   Admission free.   Lunch 10 cts.
Come oae, come all I
The Oddfellows will observe the 77th
anniversary by a parade on the 16th.
Rev. Mr. Sutherland wiil preach a suitable sermon for tke occasion which tbey
will attend.
On Wednesday evening Grand Master
Holmes and Grand Warden Morton visited Union Lodge, No. tt, I. 0.0. F. and
after adjournment, all enjoyed an oyster
supper at the Lindsay House, and the
following evening assisted by D. D.
Sister Goulcy, of NorthAeld, instituted
Esther Lodge, No. 11, Sistersof Rebekah
with membership of 44, and after the
business was over the Sisters provided
an elegant supper in the ante-room.
The eeooart for tht beotit ef the head
will take plaee ea (he ...ting of May 2url,
at Camberhud hall. Tha aduiiatiue will he
Ally etuis. Mr. A. MiKnight hu hew
invited te preside, Tha yrograaaa ie a
very exeelleat en* as follows!
Opening, the Bead; seeg, Jan lewis;
Iriah (oeuHc), Jas Sulli.aai Orehealroi aeat
Mrs Uao Walker) Club twinging, Miaa
Ferganoo; aoag, thos Per-roe, win, Angaat
Urnaiii) quart*!**, Uui.n O'ae Ctoh; reoi-
setiua, Miaa Powell; toag, R H Robertaon,
N��gro song, Jamas Blikey.
Opeuiaf, Band; duet, Ilite Turnbull aud
Mrs Arria; Highland Fliag, Miaa Faigaaoa,
ths twa Mm Williama, Miss Oerrtaaa aad
Miaa Taa>| tong, Jamas Wis; Oreheatri;
Song, Thot Poarw; lriah tong, Ja.Salli.aa;
toag, Mra, G. Walker; quartette, Uui. a
OU. Clab; Aula tola, Hurry Rurte; Negro
auup, Jaaea BlaRcy; Oud Save lha (fciaea,
tkt Btbd
FIVE  Linen Collars for a$ cents at i
tea __* a mow
Mr. John Doyle, Manager fer Stevenson & Co. has just received a telegram
that his Arm has bought the bankrupt
stock of Sloan & Scott, of Nanaimo, at
ridiculous prices. Mr. Doyle is required
to assist at Ihe Great Sale which commences ia a few days. If yoa require
anything in Dry Goods, Millinery,
Mantles, etc., of a high grade it will pay
youtogodowa there for year spring
purchases, as it ii going to be tha great.
est Slaughter Sale ever had in British
Columbia, lfyoucaanotgo to Nanaimo, wait for a short time as the firm are
aot going to let their customers in Union
and Comox lose all the bargains. They
are receiving m iny choice lines for the
Union Branch in Millinery, Mantles,
Dry Goods aad Fancy Dry Goads.
P.S.���Mr. Doyle will be away only a
couple of weeks and the firm hava sent
up a juaior clerk who will in the mean
time look after his firms business at
Unioa. '* ���
All we, like sheep, kad gone astray,
Baok le hia awn way turning j���
Christ bare our aim., aad mat for ua
���God's righteous anger burning.
Tkt man waa rtttt au Bias aloue
Pardon and life iMoivetk 1
Otd tea be juat, yet justify
Bim who en Christ balitvetk.
If human witaeas we native,
Ood't witness sure ia greater,���
Teen haw with tsverens gladness, all.
Tear mereilul Creator.
He who balitvet tke retord true,
Feaea, paaet, shall hia iaspire 1
Bet he who stays ia unbelief,
Makes the great Ood a liar I
Thia ia tke word wonderful,���
(Obahn for all distaste I)
Breaxii. un a now oca own,
Fain,-through Hia loa, Cartel Jems.
All fitth ie grau-i���the flower el grist
Man'a goodlinaat aad glory -,���
Like wittured grata, likt (alliag flower,
���nd.th bia earthly atory.
lut likt a Rook, tht word ef Ood
Fer evermore aadtrtth,
That word, which, to btlitving tenia,
Itarnal lilt aa.or.th.
. ���Author of a "Hope Song.''
April 13rd���Lecture-Concert at the
Methodist church���last ofthe course.
April 17th���Concert and th* comedy
entitled "Rough Diamond'' at Cumberland ha)l.
May ind���Band Benefit Concert.
Tha art of advtrtiaiag ia waking Ittg
Strides tad tke man who fails to ihu ap
with it��� well tha sheriff will gat hire if bt
doa't watee out. There ie a* kiad of
advertising that pays like good atwap-tpar
advtrliai.g, but that thould uot bt apaa-
audie or irregular U iv a a regular plate aad
style for it. If yoa bare large .tore, let year
adveriiamtuteeauyf 1 good .1st tpeea ia*
dueling the thane er of year aatabluatoeul.
If your tltre it mall, advarliae eaasa epteial
feature of 11 ud nuke yeur ateak .twig iu
that fatten to oerrttpoad.	
8r Stout'��' Puaerraaun Oevwe���
Rev. J A Logaa.va.tor. Harriott eel I a.
,,, aud 7 p. ���.*' Sunday aoheol at ���_:*>.
y P S C B   at oltst of arming tervioe.
MtTBonm nataoa��� Berrioee at tha
unal noura morning and evening. Ber. 0.
jj   M. Sutherland, pastor.
Tmubt (*avnca���Servieee ia tka evening,   Rtv. J. X. Willemar, meter.
Clocks, watches, books
and stationery.
T. D. McLean
bspimalt & lanaiino By.
Time Table No.  26,
To lake etf-wt at I a.m. ou Saturda), Mareh
Slat. HDD.   Treat run on Paoctlo
Hiaoderd time.
I Dally. I aet'dy.
Lv. Yletarle for Nanaimo a
Ar. kaaataso	
Ar. WtUiagtaa	
a. a. r. a.
U.SS     T.H
ttie 1 :.��
7 a a I ra
I Daily. I Sat'-lr.
Lv. Welllaiteufor Tletorla I  l.ft |  ��.U
Lv. Nanaimo Ier Tletorla....    IU      J.H
Ar. Vioteria     1MB     Mt
Pet rates aad Information apply at Compear', .are.,
Preeloeat. atat Seat
Otn. Fniaht aid PuMMtte Art.
meeeteetaat     U-t I   Ib-AU
ling of lay lst
Cumberland Hall
Tickets admitting L?dy and Gentleman,
including refreshmeuti, $1,50.
WAN l'ED ���A competent, needy woman
desires lo go out washing.     Enquire
at News oflice.
WANTED a loan of $500 on good farm
property for i term of five years. Par-
ticulars will be given at thc News oflice.
We kave eome improved aad portly im*
provtit' farm, for Ml. ohaap. Alto good
laud in 10, ��, and 40 Mrs Irtott, oloae te
Union aud very lew ia priee. Eaay terms
of payment.   Call ud ttt ut.
Hoarser de SuiBiaiAJs,
Opposite Pott Oflua, Union.
All persons are hereby warned not ta
���egotiata a certan note given by me ta
E. B. Hill two years ago, for $100 payable on May id 1896; as the consideration
on which said Note was given has not
been fulfilled by him.
Sandwick. B. C.
April, 10th 1I9*.
S F. Crawford.
x -GO TO- x
FOR THE       SPBlNa
t*ATEST       Novelties
A Fashionable Trimmer
(Late of Sloan * Suoti'a)
It turning ont acme Da'a y Ci��a ioua io
A choice   eleciion of Flowers,
Jet Ornament! and Ribbons
Just Received.	
- -Vendome
The largest Hotel in the City
with the beat accommodation ���
for Travellers . . .
The bar is stocked with thc
best of . .
Wines, Liquors and Cigara
Barber tf William*,
Agricultural Ball at
Cour enay, BC., on
Thursday, April 23, 96
.... Dancing to commence at 9 p.m.....
Music by Messrs Richardson aad Roy.
Thos, Hudson, Floor Manager.
Tickets ���1.00 per couple
Contract* aad Day Werk
Address���Matsukawa, Japanese
Boarding, House, neat Brick yard.
Choicest fresh and salt meats, headcheese,
bolonga sausages, and vegetables,
fruit and eggs
Always on Hand
Don't delay but come at once and see ow
They comprise the newest and most stylish goods
to be ha J, and the prices are right. Our space
will not admit us to mention the dozens of new lines
just received. But as we are always pleased to show
goods, kindly give us a call, and we can satisfy you
in anything you may want.
We have W. A. Griffiths & Cos famous Liniment and
 Emulsion in Stock	


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