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Choice frcih and salt meats, headcheese, bolonga, sausages
and vegetables, fruitand eggs
Spring Goods wJ$�����
Take a Look at the Window and See   PRICES
������������* ���
Suits cheaper than in the East.      My stock comprises the
very latest novelties in Scotch :uid English Suitings.
~^~tro�����������jes*. ���.__��
I will sell fine black worsted suits
..' at $30 per suit	
SIR.���We, the undersigned Eleciors ef
Vinceever Electoral District, approving tke staad yea take of * moderate
Protective Tan* tnd protection of Canadian interests generally ; the Manitoba
Scbeet Question, and ether issues before
tke Public���and believing yon will to the
best ef yeur ability, act ia tke intereatt of
all, aa�� tkat you will work faithfully tote*
cere tke accessary influence at Ottawa to
have jeaiice done tothis district���do here
byrespectfullyrequestthat you allow your
���ante lo be placed in nomination as a
Ct ndidate to contest thii constituency at
the forthcoming Dominion Election, and
���e do hereby pledge you our undivided
support, and will use all honorable means
to elect yeu, should vou sec lit to accep
tkia Requisition.
Andrew Brvden, Wellington
1. D. Scage'l
C. Campbell        "
m Simpson,      Northfeld
D. C   Wilgress "
Inn A Thompson, Nanooie
jas. Knight "
Wm Roberts ,'
Jno Hirst,    Englishman's river
Geo Rollo, Nanaimo
And 349 others.
Gentlemen,��� Having received yeur
generals invitation te contest this district in tka lateralis ef the Liberal Canser
vatives, I bave tke bonor te announce
myself a Candidate at tke forthcoming
Deminien election.
I kave supported the Liberal-Conservative Pany for tke pail leventeen yean,
I am thoroughly in accord with its policy
���a reasonable protective tariff*, a protection of Canadiak interests. A tariff* sliding Kale whicli sVtutd accommodate the
duties te tke needs oi the country. Such
a policy and the gradual rcdictien ef the
tariff ia interests of the country at large,
bave met witk tke approbation ef the
people generally.
On the Manitoba School Question I
consider tkat tkt Manitoba Legislature
ia passing the Public School Act failed to
make that measure satisfactory to tbe
minority, who had rights embodied in
tbe Constitution of the Province. The
Deminien Government in trying to pats
tke Remedial Bill has not bean sustained
ky the country. After the minority bad
appealed te tke Privy Council of Great
Britain, and they [Privy Council] decided
that the minority bad a grievance, concil
iation should bave been used until the
Manitoba Government settled the -Mat -
ter ib the tati ifactton of alf concerned.
On Manitoba rests the responsibility of
all religious feeling tbat bas been manifes
ted lately. While iny sympathy haa been
with the Dominion Government (considering tbe position in which it has been
placed) I could not support it in the Remedial Bill.
In British Columbia we have no desire
to interfere with this question, our Public School System is as near perfect as it
can be; all parties feel that their rights
are strictly protected by the exclusion of
all religious teachings from Our   schools.
The Liberal-Conservative Government
in the past has tppropriated large sums
throughout the Dominion in developing
her vast rcscrarc.es, and I believe the
same policy will have to be carried oul
in the future. Our Province has bright
prospects. I conaider we will require the
most liberal treatment that thr Government can give us io meet the. demands
fnr opening nut nur mines of precious
metals of all kinds.
Our scattered papulation demand-
greater Postal facihtes both by land and
waler', our agricultural interests call for
������ur strictest attention, our fanners demand ihe most generous treatment that
a wise government can give them.
These and many" nther questions of
general intereit in our District will be
fully discussed witb the Electors at an
eariy date.
In Conclusion���You are well awate
that I have a practical knowledge of the
varieus needs of all classes in this district,
If elected, I will consider it my duty to
devote my time, working for the best interests of our Dominion, Province and
Dinricl, and in the words of one of our
representative men in the East���I believe
���'It is of vait importance to ereate a pure
am) exalted opinion, one that is wise and
strong, andjane that will elect men of uncompromising fidelity to responsible positions, and wbo will make and execute
righteous laws.
Your Obedient Servant.
Mr. Hagga-t, tbe Libaral-Conaervativa
eaadidate. will address the electors at Cumberland Hell,Uaioa,Juut 10th at 8'p. m, al
so at Courtenay oa tbe evening of June llth
at Agricultural Hall: and at Denman Island
Hall ea Friday evening Jane 12th, Then
will be other speakers.
Will address the electors of Comox at
Agricultural Hall, Courtena), Wednes
day evening. June toth at I p. m. and
will also address a meeting of the dec
tors of Union at the Old School House
on Thursday evening at 8 p. tn.
Mclnnes Here
Our People Amused
Mr. W. W. B. Mclnnes, the Liberal
candidate for Vancoaver District has
been here and gone. Hit adv.tnce agent,
D. C. McKenzie, had received a bundle
ot* notices, printed in Nanaimo, of meetings, one of which was to be held in
Courienay and the other in Union. The
troupe consisted of the Senator���"My
Father"- and the candidate-" My Son."
The senator was up the week before and
was introduced by the advance agent to
many of our people. He il a large man,
with fine black flowing side whiskers,
and a gootl presence. He is the heavy
man nf the compiny. The candidate���
"My Son"���does the light part. He iaa
bright fellow, well trained in his piece,
which he delivers with commendable
Curiosity is largely developed in the
average Comoxian and so they turned
out in considerable forte at the Courtenay meeting on Wednesday evening,
without regard to politics, color or previews condition. "My Son" spoke of the
Manitoba school question. He had concocted a queer story about a fourth Bill
of Rights, which he claimed contained all
there was of the famous compact for separate schools, and which he said bad
been brought into cnatt once, and had
then suddenly disappeared, and which he
denounced as a fraud. As this compact
is recognized .is existing beyond question
by the leaders of both the great political
parlies, it seems a liltlestrar.ge, to sav
tht least, that it w is reserved for " My
Son " to discover the fraud nnd reveal it
to thc wondering inhabitants of this dis
trict. The strung argument which had
been id nnced against it and which hai
weight witb so many is that ihe Mamto*
bian** who made thai ctmpact bad only
the right to bind themselves! that those
hn followed them were just as sovereign
and had the right to think and legislate
for themselves, and that the hands of
posterity cannot be tied forever by those
r.ow living. Those who think with Mr.
Haslam that this compact i* binding and
must be religiously kept Mill of course
Vote for hitn; those who believe we
shoulil not be bound by it will vote for
Mr. Haggart; but surely none will believe that "My Son" knows more ahout
it than Mr Laurier or tke Premier, or
the t>reat minds that have discussed it.
Then attention was given tothe "dear
farmers'' Their votes must be secured at
all hazards, and they were tnld in a flat-
footed way that the tariff which gave value te what they produced should be
maintained. There should be protection
for ihem, but the tariff oa goods and machinery (manufactured east) should come
off I The principle of protection says
Laurier, and the Liberal platform _is
wrong, but we will have one rule fer you
and another for another part of the country says Mclnnes. Ils a beautiful system
gentlemen, and adapts itself���just before
election���to all cases. And then again
they were told that the taxes would be
laid op the luxuries, which by inference,
only thc rich enjoyed ar.d the poor would
get what they wanted free���of the tariff!
And then in another breath they were
told how prosperous all would become
under a Liberal administration! And
the happy, deluded farmers rushed forward and threw themselves upon the
breast of their new Moses and wept great I
tears of joy���over the left.
A diversion from the more serious discussion occurred when the speaker declared that thc government was expending large sums in public buildings east,
and then by contrast, referred to tke
modest customs' office at Union where
Mr. Geo. Roe sits at the receipt of the
public revenue. Nnw the Government
pays Mr. Rne a salary and he finds his
own office, in fact has none, as ke calls
on those who have anything consigned
to them. Of course, he has a stable for
his horse; but would "My Son" have
him keep it in his parlor ? It's simply
question ef taste. But Dave McMillan,
beinr moved by the spirit, backed up
Mclnnes by declaring Roe's oflice was a
horse-stable. Of conrse, this took down
the house. There was alio a crank present wbo frequently interrupted, forgetting
tbat an opponent should be heard, and
not combatted from the floor. It was a
jolly lime, everybody said.
At Cumberland Hall, Union, Thursday evening, there was the same troupe,
and a gootl sized audience. A difficulty
was experienced in securing a chairman.
No one wanted to father the thing. At
last out of courtesy to the strangers and
pitying their condition, Dr. Lawrence, a
staunch conservative, and understood to
be a good Haggart man, consented to oc
cupy the chair. It was after e. o'clock
before the preformance began. The
school question was thrashed out on the
same lines as the evening before at Courtenay ; but the tariff discussion was
changed to meet the views af a different
class of people. Nothing was said about
keeping up the prices of articles of daily
consumption which we need and which
the farmers of Comox raise. Oh, no I
tbat wasn't necessary, you know. Now
you see it (down there) and  here  your
McPhee & Moore
--1MPORT1M AMD DKALttl 1��-
Flour, Feed, Field and Garden Seeds, Etc, Etc.
Is well stocked with choice fresh and salt
meats, vegetables, butter, eggs,  poultry and
all kinds of fruits ...
���*������*- i^Goods Delivered Promptly
don't, Give ui a lawyer to handle these
question! everytime. They know when
to play hide and teek and arc always ie
be trusted, you know. ,
But it was not oa the merits of their
piece, that this wonderful troupe rested
for victory. They evidently believe that
lhe great majority of the people are fools
who imagine Ihey have something to gain
by being on the winning side. So they
must be led to believe that the Liberals
will carry the day. And for what reason?
I'.ecause they represent the best policy of
government! Oh. no! But because the
times are hare)! The fools ate uneasy
and will���so ihev argue���be ready to
"jump nut of |M frying pan into the fire"
Ourpenplewpqf feel complimented by thc
estimate put ugtn them by this smoothfaced, smooth Miking advocate.
Finally wt ware told that the ballot
was secret I We needn't be afraid to
vote according to nur honest convictions!
How kind I How considerate! We are
immensely glad, and can aleep peacefully
now. Until we were told Ihis���we were
���we were to ignorant, you know-
Bab 1 what does tbe troupe tnke ut for?
When tht speaking had ended, an in*
vitaiion according to custom was. extended to anyone desiring to ask any
questions. Mr. Whitney then stated
tnat he had been requested by a gentleman present to enquire of Mr. Mclnnes
whether if elected he would use his influence to have tbe Dominion Government aid railway construction tn Cemox
district with a bonus sf $J,lno per mile,
���uch as bad been given to ihe brandies
of lhe C. P. R. and other reads. To
this plain question Mr. Mclnnes gave an
evasive answer. He said it would depend
upon who was ta build it. If the Duns-
muirs, some people thought tbey were
under a contract to build; if so it would
be wrong to give them any money. If it
was oroved they were not bound to build
it by any existing contract, then tbey
should receive aid like anybody else.
Now, the fact is nobody thinks tf.at the
Dunsmuirs are under any contract to
build the road. They have fulfilled their
contract and have gotten their lands,
and are uuder ns obligations whatever,
and no one knows this better than Mr.
Mclnnes. His answer was an insult to
our intelligence, and an evaiion unworthv
of any candidate. We can lake it only
ane wuy. We shall receive no assistance
from him in getting tke railway. Uis
friends in this end of the diitrict may ai
well put tbat in their pipes and smoke it.
He denies thc rumor that Mr. Rabbins superintendent of the Vancouver
Coal Co., has caused him to be put in
the field, bat hii answer to the quesiion
put, gives, at least a color of truth to the
Well, gosd*bve,"My Father,"good*bye,
"My Son," goed-bve, Mr. Advance Agent
We have been greatly amused and
otght we suppose to be duly grateful.
Latest by Wire
Toronto, June ist���A telegram was
received here yesterday announcing that
three of the largest mines ia Rosland���
the Le Roy, War Eagle, and Iron Mask
have been sold in London, Eng., ta British Capitalists for $*-,ooo,ooo,oeo, $2,000-
000, and $1,000,000,000 respectively.
New York, June 4��� Tke American
Line steamer St. Paul was sighted east
of Fire Island at >.�� this afternoon. She
has broken all her Southampton records.
The best previous record of the St. Paul
was trade on lasl voyage of 6 dayi, 9 hrs
5 minutes. Therefore on the present
trip she has reduced that time over j#
hours and made a new western record
from Southampton.
Winnipeg, June 4.���Hon. Hugh John
McDonald leaves en Saturdav for Edmonton tt deliver several addresses in
the intereit of thc Conservative Candidates.   Hugh Jebt said to day, after a
thorough personal canvass, bas nn doub'
of his election for Winnipeg, However
Mr. Martin is equally confident.
Vancouver, June 4.���Mr. Hutcherson
has reconsidered his decision to retire as
the Liberal-Conservative candidate for
New Westminster Diitrict, having re
covered hu health.
London, June 4th��� The Prince of
Wales' colt, Persimmon, captured tbe
Derby stakes in tkt races at Epson yesterday.
Victoria, June 41k.���Wm. Redfnrn was
arrested by Constable Hill today for letting fire to bis house on Government St.
Jos. Brown was sentenced to two
months for burgalry and escaped from the
chain gang this afternoon.
The bank ef Montreal yesterday paid
Hon. Amour de Cosmos $10,000 for a
strip of land on Government it,., 14 feet
wide and *J feet in d'pih. This gives
greater frontage (at their new building.
Two boys���Geo. Harrison and Fre*
Fletcher���hired a boat from Capt. In-
toab yesterday. They went out towards
Esquimau aad have not been seen since. '
Conservatives in Winnipeg art having
great amusement with llieir Liberal opponents in connection with a spiritualist
or mind reading performance by Misa
Eva Fay at thc opera bouse. Miss Fay
gives goad entertainments aed is drawing
crowded houses. She displeased the
Liberals by predicting the Hon. Hugh
John McDonald would be elected mem
ber fnr Winnipeg by jco majority. The
Liberal papers are engaged in a crusade
against the show, which the manager and
a large portion of the community itate
would not be the case had Mist Fay
predicted victory for Martin.
Lord Rosebury intends resigning the
Liberal leadership owing to ill-health���
Three Americans were murdered June
Ith near Fresno ; names nnknown.���The
Amours have been sued for $150,000 pen
allies for selling oleomargai ine and but
terine in violation of law.
Parish, June I.��� The Eclair aiicrtt
positively that 8,837 persons perished,
and 4,000 ware injured in the crush
outside of Mticow.
Nanaimo, Jane 4.���Str. Rainbow arrived
from Viotoria today and left for Texada leland with sight men who will work oa tha
Victoria eyndieate elainia near Stuart Bay.-
Wm. Shaw hu beea awarded the eontraet
for th* erection of thc ncw Royal Hotel
here���Jas Haggart thc Cooservrtive candidate will address a political meeting at
Wellington Saturday eveniug.���Oen. Brawn
ef Alberni arrived last, and want down to
Victoria thia morning to makearreugenionta
for immediate ehipmeat of a stamp mill to
thc Alberni claim.���Dr. J. K, Garrow wae
yesterday cotnmitte*! for trial at Victoria,
on thc charge ol performing an abortion on
March 9th.���The ship Ellwcll is loading)
the Kynaooc has aailed ���The ebip Colombia ic an ile way up from Han Francuoo lo
Wellington, aad tha Progrieciet arrived
then this morning.���J W. McKeniie waa
fined |16 aad cooto for acsaultiag a China-
maa oa hu bike���A oar of saltpeter on tbe
E *k N. Ry caught firo yeetcrday. Tha car
witb ita ccatcntc was catireiy eoneamed.
This is thc second car ef saltpeter which hae
eaeght Sre recently.���Str. Mamie, with
scow load of laiaber ia tow, paaaed a shoal
of large whales in thc Gulf of Georgia.���
An important maaa meeting of tne Miner'*
Association waa held in the Opera Houae
Saturday morning for tho purpose of eon*
tiaaiag tke ofieo of the agency aod eecre.
taryibip new held by Ralph Smith. Aa tbo
result of th* misting it was almoet unanimously resolved to continue tbo agenoy aad
Mr. Smith aa agent.
Mr. Nativ* Paatber was a visitor at Jo.
haauHcbwg one day laat week.   He left hia
cent aa security fer any olaim against bim. ..-. ���
^wp +4&-1
since tlie silo lias become popular
In America, In many cases soiling
has lieen carried beyond tlie point of
���safety in the feeding of dairy herds,
and the cows have been kept up in
a life so artificial as to injure tlielr
constitutions. We should not forget
the -value of dry toddors. It aids digestion, if good aud properly used,
but often the quantity is too great,
and tlie condition bad.
Tlie fnrmor must know a little of
everything more than any other man
whatsoever. He must at least know-
enough of the law of mechanics to
hitch to his ivagon or Ills plough
properly. He does not have to be a
mechanic, however, to know that a
dull tool Increases tho draft of ills
team; it he wants them to go
through the spring ploughing in good
shape be must see to his ploughshare.
He who follows diversified tanning
iB usually self-sustaining, even in tlie
poorest of years, rather than he who
stakes everything on a single crop.
He has the sustenance for himself,
his lamily and his working stock; he
has a money crop from his fields, anil
his flocks; he fattens his own herds
from his own home grown crops ; he
has his orchard, his garden and his
berry patch, anil is to be envied by
his richer neighbor.
There Is no danger of the market
ever being overstocked or the interests ol larmers in . general suffering
because each one may be trying to
do his level best; he who does not
do Ills best ls the one to suffer. In
communities the most prosperous
each member is making his land
produce its utmost, Industry and intelligence going hand in hnnd. If a
man ls too shiftless, let him confess
It, but never try to find a reasonable
Totatoes with the eyes started and
half rubbed oil have lost much of their
value for seed. If carelully burled in
the fall they will come out with eyes
aB dormant as when put in the pit;
���they will be harder from evaporation
of their moisture, while those ln cellars are soft from the starting of tlie
eyes, which rapidly take out the substance needed to give the potato Bet
Its first start after being planted.
The plant nscs lime, but there nre
always many thousand pounds more
ln the soil than a crop can use. and
further additions are not needed as a
manure, but to promote the physical
and chemical changes desired ln tbe
soil and to Increase the activity ot tlie
nitrifying organisms in a soil abounding In humus. It ls hardly a direct
food, but It ts exhaustive, because It
sets free the potash, ready for the
growing plants.
In land called poor there ls still a
great amount of plant food ln an utia-
. vallnble condition.     Even In a single
season thorough tillage will help nature to more ot this lood. Poor ploughing and slight luirrowlngs  on  such
land will give bnt poor results. Very
lew pat as much labor on their land
'   as they might to advantage. Let a
wiser man take hold of their fields for
a season, and he might surprise them.
Tbe  elfect  of  extra  tillage   lasts
more than one year; when given for
a corn or a potato crop we may expect, everything else being favorable,
to see some Increase trom the wheat
or clover or grass lollowlng. This ls
more especially true in heavier land,
devoid ot vegetable matter from long
cropping.   It pays to get good tools
.   and to have plenty ot horses, that we
may do most thorough worlc.
A short, compact body iu a sow indicates a tendency to fatten, und not
to bring large litters anil furnish them
with milk. If she should produce fewer
than eight pigs at the lirst litter, it
may lie considered that she is unprofitable to keep as a breeder, nnd she
would   better   he    fattened.     Select
those with long bodies, well rounded
ribs and 10 or 12 tents, well spread
A hog will feed upon almost anything If he has tho opportunity and
ls spurred on by hunger, but tlie best
growth and the best meat are procured by laying out ills rations systematically. Ue may not be a cultivated fellow, but he will bear a
little more cultivation than he usually receives. Wo might even cnltl-
' vate a better acquaintance with him,
with profit to ourselves.
We-should keep our hog pens clean
of not only the visible dirt, but should
destroy any vermin or seeds of disease which may have lodged there.
A hog will wallow in filth, but his
health ls better il lie has clean quarters. A free use of whitewash and
carbolic acid will go far toward Increasing the protit.
Ono cannot use too much oare In
putting up the supply of pork for
homo use. Do not think of using the
old barrel without giving It a
thorough cleansing; sometimes a
thorough washing with soap suds,
or a strong solution ot soda, will ans-
were the purpose, but If it has been
long In use, and if the brine has ever
become tainted, fill it witli dry earth,
and let It stand for a week or two.
This will absorb both the grease and
the odor.
There is often a difference of more
than HO per cent. In the soiling price
of improved Btock over scrubs, yet
ihe breeder of tlie latter will excuse
himself by saying tliat the senilis are
hardy and less expeasive to feed and
care for. There ls not much to be said
to sucli a man. He gets his own reward���In small returns.
Tha science of feeding Is much better understood than It was a generation ago, but there is still room for
considerable improvement. Ten head
ol young cattle, well fed and comfortably kept, will bring u better return
than will 20 left to shirt for themselves ; but tliere must be cautloa
against the othor extreme, lest we
interfere with digestion and appetite.
It Is now generally agreed that we
must, grind our feed to get tho fullest
benefit therefrom. It may not lie, in
every ease, nowevcr. that the ndded
priii'ic will pay lor the grinding.
Though there be not much acifjual
value in the corn cnb, Its conrsenjess
compels the animal to rechew its
food, ensuring better digestion than
when the grain is led ouly.
The more testimony we get the less
objectionable the practice of dehorning seems. We certainly get Xo be
Utile stronger advocates oi it every
time we read an account ot a farmer
being killed by a vicious bull, It ls
foolhardy to ever put one s self ln
the power ot such an animal, whatever our conlldence tn tliein may be.
The brood mare and her yearly colt
are items ol protit in the livo stock
department which should not be
overlooked. A eolt grows rapidly
into money, and a good one is* always
salable*, see that you produce a good
one while you nre about it. Every
farmer should lie to some extent a
horse raiser.
The proper time to sell a horse is
when you have had tlie largest obtainable profit upon the time and
money expended in growing liim, or
when you cau place ids value where
it will do you more good. Individual
conditions must determine the age at
whicli it is best to sell. II the man
and environment are adapted to the
work, it is always best to raise to
full maturity.
Hood horses advance one's profits
in two way-s���more work is done by
the same number ot teams, and, second, tlie.v produce colts ol better selling value. It Is easy to eee why
mares should be used as largely as
possible for farm work. Breed tliein
to stallions ot the best draught! or
road type, nnd we will have, colts
worth 50 per cent, more than Ithe
ordinary larm product.
There is something lacking in tliat
man's common sense who has fine cattle and the best of hogs and sheep,
and yet does the work of the farm
with a pair of wornout and broken
down horses. The best economy of
labor Is readied by having laborers in
the best physical condition, both men
anil horses. There Is no money ln
scrub help ot any kind.
Tliat market bones produce wonderful results when fed to poultry is
indisputable; the lean meat and griB-
tle furnish elements which form tbe
white of tlie egg and 15 per cent, of
the yolk. The marrow and other fats
on the bone supply tlie remainder of
the yolk.
The butter milk which would grow
a pig would grow enough poultry to
hny all the pork an ordinary family
needs. The farmer wbo has plenty
of the article will find tliat it pays
better to give It to his fowls than
to any stock on the larm. Give it
to tlie poultry every time, rather
than to the pig.
From January until September our
ducks will furnish us eggs; next, we
cun pick them and fill our pillows and
bed ticks; during the winter the
market can be supplied with good fat
roasts. The feathers will repay us
for our work, and the egs and meat
will all bo profit.
Keeping the fowls yarded on a town
lot ls no serious Impediment in tbe way
of making money from poultry. Do
not make the mistake of keeping too
many or two many kinds, for the
fewer number with good caro will
yield a greater per cent, ot profit.
lie sure to have the warmth in winter
and the shade in summer.
It is said that in calm weather the
fowls all roost on their poles with
tlieir heads alternating each way,
that they may better see one another;
but when a high wind is coming they
roost with their heads ail'one way,
that tliey may better hold their positions ; but how under the sun do
they know whon it is going to blow
before morning ?
Thero should be more caro taken
tliat the fowls have pure drinking
water ; tills they cannot hava from
old, filthy, wooden troughs; tin,
Irou or earthen ware Is much better.
See thut it ls kept in tlie shade in
warm weather, and let the supply be
ever present and abundant. Never
compel them to drink water standing
lu the barayard.
Both a wild fowl and a tame one
become broody when tbey have a
nest full of eggs. On this theory It
ls contended by some that broodlness
may be induced by the means of china
eggs. The eggs can be gathered
from day to day, and yet the eflect
upon tbe visual organs will hy and
by make the hen conclude she wants
to sit.
Tlie poultry breeder is too often
looked upon as a crank, although ho
lias bred poultry as skilfully and intelligently as any raiser of cattle or
horses. The science of breeding ls
just as applicable to poultry as to
other farm stock, but the majority
have no thought of breeding especially
for eggs or the table.
Find out the breed which makes the
best market poultry, for every poul*
tryman wlio raises laying fowis must
kill off his cockerels, which constitute about half of what ho raises;
and to get the best profits, even the
laying hens should be forced upon the
market after they have laid one
When a laying lien has an affection
for a nest full ot eggs, tlie aight ot
whicli raises instinct of maternity,
thoro is danger that a full clutch ol
eggs bo lett too long, even If they
bo of the artificial variety���all the
liens may be anxious to sit at tlie
same time; but the Idea is one wliich
can often be acted upon with profit.
IhB Peculiar Case of Mrs. Hill,
lhe l>,,��-i���rs Tolil  Her That Her i,*..ul,!e
*r>MK l!��ii*.iiui|,tlu��� ofthe llowele���'I here
***,-*. |,��� ���,,|���- ,.! Itt ,:���v*-t-J ��� nut  Health
Wag Alum-tl Mirui-uliNisly tteetort*.!.
(From the Slorrlsburg Herald.)
Mrs. Hill, wife ot Mr. Kobt. Hill, ol
Winchester, sot many montha ago was
looked upon as one whose daya were
numbered.  To-day she lo a handsome,
healthy woman, showing no traces of
ber tormer desperate condition, and it
ls therefore Uttle wonder that   her
case has created a profound sensation
lu the neighborhood.    To a reporter
who   called upon her   Mrs. Hill expressed a willingness to give the story
of her illness and recovery tor publication, and she told it with an earnestness that conveyed to the  listener
better than mere words could do, her
deep gratitude to the medicine which
had brought about her restoration to
health   and   Btrength.  " I feel," she
said, " almost like one raised from the
dead, and my case seems to me Uttle
short of miraculous. About a year ngo
I was confined, and shortly after I was
taken with canker in the mouth, and
suffered terribly. Although I ban good
I medical attendance I did not seem to
get better.    Iu   fact other complications Bet ln which -seemed last hurrying mo to tha   grave.    I    grew
weaker  and    w&ker  until at  last
I was conllned to bed,  where I lay
for threo mouths.    My bowels were
in a  terrible  condition,  and at last
the    doctor    said he could    do   no
more for me as with the other complications I bad consumption ot the
bowels.    My  limbs and face became
terribly  swollen,  my heart    became
weak and my blood seemed to have
turned to water.   I became   simply
an emaciated    living    skeleton.    At
last the doctor told me that I was
beyond the aid of human skill, and
that further attendance on liis part
would do no good.   One   day some
time later my IrlcndB stood around
my bedside thinking every moment to
see me breathe my last, but I rallied, and at the urgent   solicitation
ol a Iriend It was decided at this apparently hopeless Juncture   to   give
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills a trial.   In
less than    two weeks a slight   Improvement   had   taken   place,   and
from that out I slowly but surely progressed toward   recovery, until,   as
you can see for yourself, I am once
more a healthy woman.   It ls impossible lor me to express how grate-
lul I leel towards Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills, which under God's blessing have
restored ma   to health and   family
and friends.    I leel that the world
should know my story, bo that aome
other suffering Bister may be able to
find health la the medicine whicli I
believe will never fall."
The experience ot years has proved
that there ls absolutely no disease
due to a vitiated condition of the
blood or shattered nerves that Dr.
^'lllianis' Pink Pills will not promptly
cure, and those who are suffering
from such troubles would avoid much
misery and save money by promptly
resorting to this treatment. Get
the genuine Pink Pills every time and
do not be persuaded to take an
Imitation or some t)ther remedy
from a dealer, who, for the sake of
the extra protit to himself, may say
ls "Just as good." Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills make rich, red blood, and
cure when other medicines fail.
Attempts  at  Swindling   Prove   Very
Costly to the Culprits.
In the month ot September, 1894,
an information was laid by an officer
or the Post Office Department against
a clerk In a business establishment ln
Montreal, charging him with a violation of the Post Office Act ln enclosing
a written communication in a package
of samples. The clerk In question had
made up the package and addressed it,
writing on it the word " Samples,"
and had then placed it with other
packages to be posted. A messenger
belonging to tlie establishment took
the parcel to the post office, placed
on it sufficient stamps to prepay it at
sample rate and despatched it. The
defence waa set up by the accused
that it was not be who placed the
stamps on the package and posted it,
and tliat he had not therefore violated tlie law. la the Police Court at
Montreal, where tlie case was first
tried, tlie Magistrate gave a decision
in favor ot the defendant; but the
department, having appealed to the
Court of Queen's Bench of the Province of Quebec, the decision ot the
lower court was reversed, and tho
defendant was fined $10, the amount
which he had ln the first place been
called upon to pay. The Judge held
that, as the defendant had prepared
for the post a parcel containing a
written enclosure and had marked It
" Samples," thus indicating the rate of
postage to be paid thereon, and as the
posting of the packet aa a " sample
packet" had been directly consequent
on his action, he had contributed to
a violation of tlie law and rendered
himself liable to the prescribed penalty.
Tne Post Office Department lias also
had occasion lately to Institute another prosecution against a person
who had falsely alleged that he had
enclosed money in a letter, and the
offender is now undergoing a sentence
of three months' imprisonment.
To nursing mothers, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a priceless boon,
for it not only strengthens tlie
mother, but also promotes nn abundant secretion of nourishment for tlie
child. For those about to becomo
mothers, it ls even more valuable, for
it lessens the perllB and pains of
childbirth and shortens labor. Ot all
Ovarian, ttbrold anil other tumors
cured without resort to surgical operation. For pamphlet, testimonials
and references send 10 cents (for
postage) to World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y,
Silhouette is an Interesting pastime, says tho Cincinnati Tribune.
Those who wish to havo their pictures taken stand so as to cast a
prolllo shadow on a piece ol plain
white or light colored paper pinned
on tho wall. The profile Is then traced over with a sott lead pencil, cut
out and fastened on black cloth hung
ln a convenient place. i
The children are to guess whose
picture It ls. It creates lots ol
laughter, and olten the other people
like to Join la it.
ISSUE NO  21  1898
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How few persons there are who
really know how to make a bed well.
Out ol one hundred housemaids
ninety-nine will throw the bedclothes
down over the loot ot tho bed, then
throw them up again ln a few minutes. This should never be permitted. Every article should be taken
oft and laid separately over a chair,
and a strong current of air should
be allowed to circulate through the
room before the clothes are replaced.
The mattress should be turned dally,
and from end to end, as this insures
it being worn more evemly, and it
will not sink in the middle, which
spoils the looks of any bed, no matter
how beautiful Its cover.
Be sure and use that old and well-
tried remeuV, Mrs. "Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething. It
soothes tho child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, curea wind colic nnd
is the best remedy Ior diarrhoea.
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Plaster ol Paris figures anil buste
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to make a strong solution ot saleratas
ln water, stand the figures lu It, and
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soft cloth. Rinse ln clean saleratus
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Thousands of cases of Consumption,
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Sliss Breezy (ot Chicago)���Let me
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You will Hnd them very nice. They
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Miss Fancy (of Boston, dreamily)���
Thank you; It you have eome without any bark on you may help me.
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Tommy tsurprlsed)���Why, papa, I
thought that one spoonful of sugar
was always enough for my colfee?
Tommy's papa���This Is a restaurant, my son; take all the sugar you
Diseased blood, constipation, nnd
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Tbe Largest
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��� ���1,084,075 death claims paid ln 1800.
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1805 shows an inerease In gross ftMeti
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Let the wicked hold olflce, and tlio
devil will run the town.
Indecision destroys more souls than
love ot evil.
Thero are no vacations in the
devil's service. i
Some shepherds give the most care
to the fattest sheep.
Tho French language contains 18
per cent, ol useless letters. There nre
6,800 Journals published ln the lan-
gnage.and they print 108,000,000,000
letters every year, so that 14,040,-
000,000 letters are useless, simply because they have ceased to be ueed ln
the French language as It ls spoken.
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five gallons.
" How did your daughter coine to
get the Duke 1"
" By advertising."
" Nonsense 1 You don't mean to
tell mo you advertised for a husband
for your daughter?"
" No. But I advertised my business."���Burlington Gazette.
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The Loot Kins.
I put by the half-written poem,
While 'the pen, Idly trailed ln   my
Writes on, "Had I words to complete
Who'd  read   It, or   who'd    understand ?"
But the little bare feet on the stairway,
And the faint, smothered laugh In
the hall,
And the eerie-low lisp on the silence,
Cry up to me over It all.
It   up���where     was
So I gathered
The tear-Iadcd thread of my theme,
Telling how,  ae one    night    I    sat
A fairy broke ln on my dream.
A.  little,   inquisitive fairy���
My own little girl, with the gold
Of the sun ln her hair, and the dewy
Blue eyes ot the fairies of old.
Twas the dear little girl    that    I
"For was It a moment like this,"
I said, "when ehe knew I wae busy.
To come romping ln for a kiss!
Come rowdylng up from her mother
And clamoring there at my knee
For 'one 'ittle kiss lor my dolly,'
And 'one 'ittle uzzer lor me.'"
God pity the heart that repelled her,
And the cold hand that turned  her
away I
And take from the lips that denied
This answerless prayer of to-day 1
Take, Lordi from my mem'ry forever
That pitiful sob of despair,
And the patter and trip of tbe little
bare feet,
And the one piercing cry on    the
So I put  by the half-written poem,
While the pen, Idly trailed ln   my
Writes on, "Had I the words to complete it,
Who'd read It, or    who'd    understand l"*
But the little bare feet on the stairway,
And the faint, smothered laugh in
the ball,
And the eerie-low lisp on the silence,
Cry up to me over tt all.
���James Whitcomb Riley.
Bow a Washington Club Will Work Together to Advance Parity.
The Equal Standard Purity Club, recently founded in Washington, D. C,
la designed to be a notice to young
men with social aspirations that they
need to live correct lives ln order to
secure recognition by the young women who have aet out to institute a
single code of morals. The society ls
undenominational, and every member
la required to sign this pledge t "I solemnly promise, by the help of God, to
hold the law of purity as equally binding npon men and women, and to use
my utmost efforts to obey the com-
man-4 'Keep thyself pure,' to discountenance all Hoarse language and Impurity ln dress, in language and In art,
and to lend a helping hand alike to
men and women, giving the penitent
of both sexes an equal chance of reform so far as my assistance and influence can do this."
The purpose ol the club Includes the
declaration that "un effective method
of ascertaining the private lives of
young men has been devised and will
be put Into operation at once. Every
young man whose private life Is found
to he Impure or whose language la
vulgar or unchaste will be blacklisted.
Thia black list will be in tbe hands of
the executive committee, tbe members
will be Informed and they are pledged
then to refuse to receive the attentions of persons on the black list."
A New Vork Woman Who Invested Prematurely In Blaok Finery.
This story ls told of a New York
woman whose beauty has brought ber
into considerable notice. Some yeara
ago her husband, who had been drinking a good deal, became ln consequence Irresponsible. It was deemed
advisable to confine htm ln a sanitarium. Here his physical condition
grew rapidly worse, and one day his
wife received a hasty summons to
what waa aaid to be bis deathbed,
Tbe lady, who has always given considerable time and thought to the
matter of dress, stopped on ber way
at tbe dressmaker's and gave an order for a complete outfit of wldow'a
mourning. On arriving at tbe sanitarium, she found her husband better,
and, after remaining several days until the danger was passed, she returned to her home. She had entirely
forgotten about tbe order that had
been given to the dressmaker, and
what was her dismay to find all the
paraphernalia of woe awaiting her.
The husband recovered entirely both
ln mind and body, and waa obliged to
pay a goodly sized bill for the mourning that was designed for his funeral.
Shortly afterward a friend was calling upon the lady, and, seeing a pile
of dressmaker's boxes ln a corner of
the room asked wbether they contained something now and pretty.
"No," waa the smiling answer,
"therein Ile my burled hopes."
lilts of Humor.
Here ls the latest: When ls a pianist not a pianist ? In nine cases out
of ten.
She���So Mrs. Brown ls to marry
again 7 He���Yes. Her fiancee ls wealthy and he boasts that he ls a self-
made man. She���Well, he'll be made
"They say that love ls blind," sighed
the engaged girl. "If he wasn't," replied her envious friend, "some people
would never lmve a chance to get
Gus de Smith���I hear that your mother-in-law la dangerously 111.     Col.
Yerger���She la a very aick woman,
but ehe la not aa dangerous aa when
the was well.
An Atchison woman prefers staying
at home and reading Sunday papers
to going to church; she says the
styles ln the Sunday papers are newer.
���Atchison Globe.
The shipwrecked maiden stamped
her foot Imperiously. "I do not mind
being eaten," she sobbed, "but I see
yon have made preparations to serve
me with dressing.'' After nineteen
years' experience as a living picture,
It was, Indeed, hard.
The First Week After the Honeymoon.���She���Oh. Willie, do you really,
truly love me? He���Yea, dearest. By
the way, have you that little memorandum-book I gave you? She���Yes,
love. He���Well, then, Juat make a
note of It, so you won't need to ask
me about two dozen times a day.
A young woman standing before
her mirror discovered a gray hair
that she pulled out. '"Don't do
that," said a friend, " for twenty
more will come to the funeral." "I
don't care bow many come," replied
the young woman, "II they will all
come In black."
Servant (from next door)���Herr
Mayer senda his compliments, and
would you' please shoot your dog as
It won't let him go to sleep T Neighbor���Give my respects to Herr Mayer,
and tell him I shall be much obliged
If be will poison his daughter and
burn ber piano.���TJnterhalungsblatt.
Not Always to the Earners go the Rewards
The allies were holding their own
with difficulty towards Kulm, when
suddenly appeared on the sky-line of
the mountains to the north the head
of a column of troops. Tbey wore
blue coats and shakos, and the French
at once set up loud cheers, for they
looked upon the new-comers aa the
relief aent hy Napoleon. So they
attacked more furiously than ever.
But soon smoke appeared upon the
mountain side, and artillery commenced to piay against the rear of
Vandamme's little army, and tbe
French realized that instead of comrades they had Prussians making an
attack upon their rear.
It was tha corps of General Klelst,
on his way from Dresden, who was
tardily Joining tbe allies by way of
Nollendorf. When Vandamme saw
that his retreat was threatened, he
at once attacked Klelat'e Prussians
with all the force he could spare, still
facing the Austrlans and Russians,
who now bad an easy fight of it.
The allies had a decided advantage
ln cavalry, and they soon surrounded
the French, so that Vandamme's only
hope was to break through where
Klelst barred the way.
And eo well did Vandamme light
tbat Klelst, who did not 'know what
was going on amongst the Russians
and Austrlans, thought himsell beaten, and sent a message to that effect.
His men were carried away along
with the wreck of Vandamme's army,
and that night French and Germans
lay down ln the woods about Kulm,
completely exhausted, each in doubt
as to the result of the battle. Both
sides agreed not to flgbt any more,
but to become prlsonBrs next morning
of whichever side proved to have won
the day. Next morning the news was
known that Vandamme bad been captured, along w(th 10,000 Frenchmen,
and a long list of cannon and other
Nobody was more surprised than
Klelst himsell. He had seen nothing of
the battle excepting disorganized
Prussians lighting impotently, and
then being carried away amidst a
stream of fugitives. He bad stumbled
upon tbe scene at ten o'clock ln the
morning; had been attacked, and bad
got decidedly the worst of It. He
rode despondently to his night
quarters at Arbesau after the
day's work was done, and confided to an Intimate friend tbat he expected to be tried by court martial for
failing to cut his way through the
French, and thus Joining the allies.
His despondency was heightened no
doubt by the consciousness that he
had not ln his defeat done anything
to retrieve the military fame of his
country. He considered his career as
ended. What, tben, waB his surprise to be waked ln the middle of
the night to be told that he was the
winner ol a glorious battle, that he
bad been the saviour of his country,
and that his king proposed clothing
bim with splendid honors!
Poor Klelst thought It all a dream
or a Joke. But it all came true. He
was made a Count Klelst ol Nollendorf, and given a splendid estate
worth three hundred thousand tuul-
ers. He has a grand monument ln
Berlin, equal to that of Scharnhorst
or Stein.
Vandamme, on the other hand, had
made an excellent fight of it; had
counted upon the assistance of Napoleon, which never came, and been
defeated. The Czur sent him to Siberia, and had him transported like
a highwayman, exposed at every
post-house to the huntings of the
Such are the fortunes of war.���
Poultney Blgelow, ln Harper's Magazine for April.
A crow* unci a fox once engaged in a
friendly game ol poker���Just a friendly un me, you know. They had played
but a short tlmo when an owl came
past and stopped to watch the game.
Ho was a wise owl and honest as. well,
and when he saw that things were
not right he called the crow to one
side and observe!!: " You are a fool
to piny poker wllth that sharp. He
goes to the deck and sorts out
straights and flushes with regularity.'",
" To lie sure,"* replied the crow;
"that Is where my graft comes*, in.
That fox fs so busy looking for< flushes
and such like trifling hands, that he
does not observe how I assemble full
houses by Inspecting the discard.
That fox Is easy.'-
Moral���There are others.���Truth.
The other day tbe Lloyd's News, a
weekly worklngman's paper, published
ln London, reached a circulation of
1,400,000 copies. This beats tbe
world's record.
Advance Notes From an Ontario
Government Bulletin,
Following ls a condensation ot the
spriag crop bulletin to be Issued by the
Ontario Department of Agriculture.
The reports are tor Mny lst, 1R96.
The full report will be issued by tlie
department ln a few days.
Horned cattle are not in as poor
condition as might be expected, and
with the exception of a few minor
cases of sickness and some cases of
"lumpy Jaw" In the townships of Kep-
pel, Sullivan, Sydenham and Amaranth
tbey are remarkably tree from disease.
In some quarters, but more especially
In the counties ol Bruce and Grey,
many cattle bad barely enough to
support lite, and there was hardly
enough bedding to keep them comfortable and clean, but taking the
Province as a whole the general con-
dltiou of both dairy and heeling stock
ls most encouraging. Sheep are ln a
good state of health generally, only a
few cases of liver disease and grub ln
the head being reported, and the ewes
are said to be dropping fine lambs.
Swine are freer from disease than
usual, although a tew cases of paralysis were spoken of. The low price
ot pork, however, ls most discouraging to hog raisers. Regarding the supply ol hay for live stocK during the
winter and the tendency of farmers
to hold for a rise ln price, some correspondents state that a few of their
neighbors who refused to Bell hay at
$12 and $14 a ton in the winter are
now willing to dispose ol It at $8 or
$9 a ton.
Farm Supplies���Except where farmers held on to tbeir hay lor famine
prices there ls a scarcity ol that article, the effect of which, however, hae
been discounted by the generous pasturage already afforded by the advanced stage ot the growing season.
There is still an abundance of oats on
hand, even though this grain was
freely fed during the winter owing to
the low price offered for it. Wheat ls
said to be rather scarce, although
Bome correspondents aver that $1 a
bushel would bring out a surprisingly
large quantity. Fat cattle are to be
found ln much larger number than
might be expected Irom the scarcity
of fodder, and store cattle are sufficient to meet the demand. The earll-
ness df the grass bas materially lessened the drain on the fodder supply
and owners of beeves have thereby
been relieved of much anxiety.
Farm labor.���The general report is
tliat there are more larm hands offering lor work than ore required* and
that wages are low. Many; reasons
are given, such as the increased use
ot machinery, the decreased demand
for tabor tn other callings, the necessity of economy owing to clntlnued
low prices and the fact, frequently
stated, that cheap labor, though, Inferior, lias displaced some of the regular labor. Many farmers report that
they Intend trying this year to do
all their work within their own families. There ls, however, a fair demand lor first-class temale domestics.
Fall wheat.i-ln the crop bulletin ol
November, 1895, the new fall wheat
crop was reported as follows:
"Increased acreage, fair condition.''
There has not been tor many, years so
unfavorable a report as we have Just
received. The largo majority ol our
correspondents report extensive destruction by freezing from Ice forming on the bare fields. The loss is
much heavier on clay than, on light
soils. A large amount will De
ploughed up or resown to spring
grain. The reports from tho town-
slilps along Lakes Erie and Ontario,
from Windsor to Kingston, are, with
very few exceptions, of a most unfavorable nature. Tn Huron, Grej* and
part ot Simcoe, the general report fs
" thin and patchy.'* Tho most favorable reports come from a range' ot
townships beginning in Lambton and
running east through parts of Middlesex, Perth, Oxford, Wellington, Dufferin and South Simcoe. Putting tlio
very best construction upon the reports tlie general condition at present
can be summed up aB poor condition
with reduced acreage.
Clover.���The red clover made n poor
cutch in the spring of 1895, Tlie
drouth ot last summer la the west
was another set hack. Consequently
it went into the winter in rather
poor condition. Tliere was considerable freezing out during the winter
nnd spring, and the present, reports
nro quite unlnvoralilo. Some say
tliut it is becoming more and more difficult to grow red clover, nnd others
go evon ns far ns to say that the day
ol red clover is past In Ontario. Tho
worst reports nro Irom the west. The
reports irom the St. Lawrencel and
Ottawa and from tho cast midland
counties nro on the whole, quite favorable.
Vegetation.���The remarkable earll-
ncss ot the growing season ls alluded
to by nearly every correspondent,
some of whom sny that they do not
remember vegetation being as far
forward on the last of April ln 30
or 40 years. The stage of growth
Is placed at from ono to three weeks
In advance ot the average season. In
most localities cattle had been turned out to grass, forest trees were
getting wen Into leaf and wild plums
wero in blossom, while ln orchards In
different sections peaches, apricots
and even apples were ln bloom. In
Pelee Island peaches and plums wore
ln flower on the 24th of April.
Live stock.���Considering the |Tos-
pectB when correspondent*;, wrote ln
November the condltlor of live stock
ln the spring Is a cau o lot congratulation. The animals were put Into
winter quarters with very limited
stores, as the hay crop had been a
comparative failure; yet with wise
and careful feeding the bulk of 11 3
Btock bave got on the early ^rasn
In fair condition of health, although
as a rule thinner than usual. In
eome localities hay was Imported from
Quebec and from the more favored
portions of onr own Province, but the
remarks of correspondents lead to the
conclusion tbat the larger use of
Btraw, corn, grain and roots as a sup-1
plement to, and ln some instances as
a substitute for, bay bas taught farmers a valuable lesson in the economy of the manger. Hones have
come through the winter perhaps better than any other, class of live stock,
although in certain localities some
suffered from starvation, or, as somo
correspondents term It, "fodder hunger.'' In many sections straw and oats
was tbeir general fare, bay being at
a premium and bedding very scarce.
At the Peace Convention in Washington, a lettor was read Irom Aa-
drew Carnegie, enclosing a cheque
for $1,000, to he used for any purpose
tho convention saw fit. John Doll-
phon, of Missouri, moved that the
cheque of Mr. Carnegie be returned
with thanks. Ho attacked Mr. Carnegie as an employer ami thought it
wrong to accept money from one competing to sell war munitions. The
motion to reject the contribution was
tabled. Carl Schurz suid he was very
sure President Cleveland, when he
wrote his Venezuelan message, "did
not mean to provoke a war witb
Great Britain. The language, however, of that message might have
been construed as such a provocation by anybody inclined to do so.
Had Great Britain wished a quarrel
with the United States, here was a
tempting opportunity. On the contrary, the Queen's speech from the
throne gracefully turned that message Into an expression of willingness
on the part of the United States to
co-operate with Great Britain In
the adjustment of the Venezuelan
boundary dispute." Mr. John W. Foster, ex-Secretary of State, thought
that a better method could be found
for adjusting the differences between
nations than by the bloody arbitrament of war. He made the following
interesting statement upon the nature and necessity ot international
The world Is always witliiu a year
or less ot starvation. It depends
upon the quick and ready exchange
ot the products ot one part, of the
earth tor those of another whether
or not local famine shall exist. TJie
power ot nations ln these modern duys
to supply themselves with the lood
In whicli they are deficient rests only
with those great manu'iacturing and
commercial states within whose area
the power of production ol other
goods and wares has been augmented
by the application ot science and Invention, by the exchange of which
products they procure lood. Tihe
European states which come within
that category number only five���the
kingdom ot Great Britain, France,
Germany, Holland and Belgium.'
These manufacturing and commercial
states also constitute the greater naval powers of Europe. Eacli is deficient in a home supply either ot food,
fuel, timber,' metal or fiber. By the
application ot science and Invention
to the usetul arts tlielr power ot producing manufactured goods and wares
which the rest ol tlie world needs
and tor which It will glvei crude
materials, especially food, In exchange
has enabled them to bear the burdens
ot their standing armies and navies
without yet being crushed by national
debts and excessive taxation. How
much longer they can bear tliese burdens rests to some extent upon their
continued power to compete witli
this country In the production ot manufactured goods. How long that
power will last rests with us' more
thnn themselves  to determine.
What, then, is the result of these
conditions upon the commerce of this
country for which we may demand a
peaceful way across the sea for all
future time ? Our huge and increasing
exports have during tho last ten years
consisted to the extent of SO per
cent, of the excess of food and fibre
which we could not consume at home.
Sixty per cent, of these exports have
been bought of us hy Great Britain
and her colonies; 23 per cent, by
France, Germany, Holland and Bel-
glum ; those licing tho several countries whose power of purchase has
been augmented by science and Invention. Only 17 per cent, of our exports
have passed to all other lands; less
than 4 per cent, to South America.
The British colonies buy more from
us than all tho Spanish American
Stntes conjoined. Including Mexico,
Culm, Central ancl South America.
Yet, under this pressure of jingoism
n nd ln pursuance of a policy of aggression and warfare, this country has
wasted seven millions of dollars or
more ln the construction of two basely
named "commcrco destroyers." There
Is no shipping of any moment at tbe
present tlmo upon tho high sens to bo
destroyed except that of our most
valuable customers. How few thero
aro who can even imagine tlio hugo
advantage which tills country enjoys
in contrast to those army and debt-
liurilencil nations of Europe, wlio must
feed tholr armies, though tho Infants
die and tho women starve In order
that mutual service may bo forbidden
among the states of Europe.
Tho masses of Englishmen nro
right-minded, and when tliey choose
to exert their power the classes
yield to their behest. They kept
the peace with tills country In tho
civil war, and ln our day of trial
they forbade the small jingo class of
England to put back tlie progress of
liberty oven as we now forbid tho
Jingo class of this country to commit a foul wrong at this time. We
may take many exceptions to some
of the methods by which the British
dominion lias been extended. Have
our own methods always been Justl-
tlvolel   Far from It I
The English-speaking race ls by
far the most numerous of the great
Caucasian family, and It ls entrusted
by Providence with the highest Interests of civilization and Christianity ln the world, and If this conference shall result In a permanent plan
whereby their differences may be adjusted by arbitration, It will win
for Itself the fame of one of the mo-
:  "rablo assemblies of all history.
London's last census, taken ln 1891,
gave the metropolis n population of
It Grows Prom a Toadlng Desire to Ape
Mtllionare Display. .
Ono of the most painful results of
the lavish expenditures of money by
those wlio gather it easily is tlie
growth ol the "tip" habit ln all parts
of the country. This giving of a dime,
or a quarter or half-dollar, for little
trifles, officiously rendered (by those
who have no claim wbutever upon the
gratitude or the generosity ol the Individual receiving the service! is entirely the result of those who have
money in abundance. . it is entirely
the result of tliat pompous magnanimity,, wliich those who possess splendid resources may easily exercise. It
is nothing to a millionaire to "tip" a
waiter fifty cents or more, for little
attentions rendered during tlie progress of a meal. To a man with a
comfortable income, or whose money
comes rapidly, this is une ot tlie
methods of showing that lie Is not
close-fisted in his hour of prosperity,
nor unmindful of the hopeless strugglo
maintained by others lu their efforts
to live decently. Originally "tips"
were the fruit of generosity and well-
meaning, as In the beginning of all
things, all was good. It ls Imitation,
long continued without rhyme or reason, that Is bad.
For Instance, "tips" given ln Imitation ot the wealthy by a host ol no*
bodys who are dying to be somebody,
are Invariably bad. Tliey are bad because they are not the fruit of Bin-
cere generosity. They are given because, ln the bright cafe where men of
affluence are wont to lounge, the giving bas come to be considered the proper thing. They are given because, ln
a public parlor, men of evident social
standing are seen to put their bands
In their pockets and gracefully acknowledge slight services. Tbey are
given Just as everything ts given by
those who ape what they cannot liope
to be, 1. e.: Out of deep seated desire
to do the proper thing handsomely,
and so tbe seeds of evil are sown.
Once given and Imitated "tips" became the habit, then the fashion, tben
tbe rule and necessity and finally the
tax and the hardship, which all must
endure who would enjoy any ot the
comforts of metropolitan life. All
menials get the "tip" fever and the
most frugal workers are made to feel
tho effects of the extortionate practice. Citizens who would ordinarily
be able to patronize a respectable dining-room, or bath, or barber-shop, are
compelled to seek the less pretentious and more homely places. Tbey
are compelled to endure the "secondhand" snd tbe "second-grade" and to
put up witb Impoliteness and the
many little rudenesses which, ln the
better grade of resorts, the "tip"
does away with. Only those who are
compelled to do such things can appreciate the galling misery of the necessity. It ls perhaps needless to suggest that the "tip" should be tabooed.
���The Prophet, In May Ev'ry Month,
New York.
He was, for a provincial town, an
elegant young man, and seemed to ho
got up regardless of care and expease.
He had honored a tramcar with liis
preseuce, and as lie sat down he regarded with great solicitude and admiration a pair uf new trousers of the
latest style, which lie pulled up carefully at the knees to prevent any tendency to bagging. Tiio tramcar rolled along, the pnssengors wearing that
vacant look which seems to be habitual In sucli circumstances. At Inst
a roguish-looking girl sitting opposite the young man caught sight of *
something which evidently, tickled
her fancy. She giggled and looked
away, then lookod at the nice young
man and giggled once more. Soon
sho eibowed lier fair companion, who
also glanced across the car, looked at
tlio young fellow and giggled. A mischievous boy followed their looks, and
he, too, assisted ln tho merriment.
Tho nice young man had been trying
to look liko a miniature Socrates, but
by this tlmo he seemed considerably
annoyed, and when a few more passengers joined In tho giggling chorus,
tho semblance of wisdom entirely vanished. Tiio laughter increased and
spread, and tlie young man became
desperate. lie sprang up, to see if
there wns anything over his head to
cause such unseemly behavior, and
he was quickly enlightened. An enterprising local tradesman had Just
Introduced a novel form ot advertisement ; nnd there, above the place he
had occupied, the following words
wero printed in prominent type:
" Tho young man sitting beneath this
card is ono of our customers. He ts
very fussy nnd hard to please; but,
my I Isn't ho nn elegant swell ? He
has on n pair of o'un eight-Shilling
trousers.'*���English Ex.
Perhaps tho new woman has something to du with tlio had mauners
and ill-concealed Indifference which
the gilded youth of to-day assumes
at whatever function ho honors with
his presence. If this Is the case, however, tt will lio diamond cut diamond,
for the girl of the jierlod ls far readier
with her tungue and can be just as
indifferent ns her masculine contemporary,
"Jack," said a lady to one of her
guests, "conic and be introduced to
Miss S���. She ls charming 1"
"Thanks, awfully, but I'd rather
talk to you," was the answer, over-
beard by tho sharp ears of the young
lady ln question, who could see her
hostess laughingly expostulating.
Finally the youth, apparently yielding, lounged toward her with: "Well,
trot me up then," and the next Instant Mrs. B anij her victim Btood
before her. "Maud, dear," she whispered, "Mr. S Is so anxious to be presented to you, May I?" and thea
aloud: "Miss S���, I want to Introduce my great friend, Mr. A ." The
girl gave a little nod and looked at
bim critically, as If to take ln all
his points. "Yes," she said, simply,
"he's very nice, nnd now trot him
back again," and, turning ber bnck,
she continued her Interrupted conversation with her companion.
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"5551 June 9,1396.
It is best to keep out of the hands of
lawyers in politics as well as in olher
The so-called convention which nominated Mr. Haslam sat with closed doors.
That has a very dark look to say the
Apples and plums, are so plentiful in
Oregon that it hardly pays to market
Ihem. Take off the duty and we might
as well cut down our orchards.
Thc Nanaimo Mail puis Haggart
ahead of tlasl.im in the race. No a* let
Hdslam retire and give Hnggarl the solid Conservative vole.
Thc Colonist correctly says thnt Hug
gart more nearly represents the feelings
and opinions of Conservatives in this dis
trict than Haslam.
The farmers more th,in any other diss
are benefitted by a protective tariff. The
Comoi farmers, with Union as there
market, are situated better than the far-
ir.trs of any other section. Remove lhe
protection which the tariff affords and
thtif product would bring one half what
it dsas at picsent, and the value of their
lands would be reduced hy 50 per cent.
Mr. James Haggart is a mas of such
Stirling ability, and of broad and liberal
idtas os the various questions sf the day
that he will most assuredly head ths poll
on the all eventful day. Let every voter
think the matter over for himself and
tkt conclusion arrived at will mean a
pluaptr for Mr. Haggart���Enterprise.
"Our scattered papulation demands
greater Postal facilities both by land nnd
���rater ; our agricultural interests call fur
sur strictest attention, sur farmers de
���and the most generous treatment that
��� wist government can give them."���
Do wt want tke E. & N. Railway extended 10 Couiox District! If so vote
for Haggii'l; li* is ths only candidate
pledged to use his influence in favor of
the Dominion subsidy which has been
freely given to other road*.
It wa�� only ihe other day Mr. Laurier
said. "In thc end if conciliation should
fail I would have to exercise the constitutional recourse wliich the law furnishes,
1 itcourse which I will exercise complete
ly and ia its entirety." Mr. Laurier represents his party; and his motto is: Con*
cialition first; if that fails, coercion. Mr,
Haggart, puts himself on record saying
���sdtr his own hand, "1 could not support
it [tht Government] in the Remedial
Ur. Haggart, candi date for the representation sf the Vancouver District in
the House of Commons, is a staunch Conservative. He very properly considers
that tke trade question is the most important one sow before the people of
Canada. It is, too, the question on
which tbe two great parties are divided.
The Conservatives stand firmly by their
policy of protection to native industries
while the Liberals are for free trade, aad
now that the election is near, anything
tlst that will be likely to catch votrs.
Mr. Haggart, as can be sees by his caid
is a protectionist. He takes the same
ground sn tkt trade question that Con-
Itrvatives in tvsry part ofthe Dominion
do. He sees that Canada has prospered
under proltction, and he knows that if
tkt farmers of Vancouver district were
deprived of the protection extended to
them by tht Conservative government
tkty would bt completely ruined. He
dots not requirt anyone to tell him that
"if American livestock and American farm
���nd dairy produce were allowed to enter
tke Dominion dee of duty the ranchers
of Vancouver Island could not live.���
To \h Electors ol Vancouver
Island Electoral District:
Having received tht nsnination at a
convention held at Nanaimo, on May
15th, for the purpose of selecting a Candidate to contest thc election in the in
terest of the Liberal-Conservative party,
I again have the honor to announce my
sell* as a Candidate for your suffrages.
In taking this step 1 do so witk a full
knowledge of the greal responsibility I
assume in trying to represent the varied
and very important interests lor which
this district is so justly noted.
A residence of over twenty twt years in
British Columbia gives mc a knowledge
of thc wants and conditions of tht district that ought to bt of valse in tkt discharge ofthe duties devolving on ait as
yoar representative'
The principle of protection as advocat
ed and practiced by the Liberal-Conservative party, is, 1 believe, the policy best
adapted to ihc Dominion of Canada; believing this I would strongly support the
Government in any effort having fer its
object thc preserving of the markets tf
Canada for Canadians. I would also support every means of giving Canadians the
advautage of placing their products in the
markets of the world.
In my opinion it is tht duty of all Canadians to jealously assist every feasible
scheme that would tend to bring akoat
closer relations with Great Britain aad
all the colonics. 1 behevt a Federated
Empire will be one day an accomplished
fact, and will earnestly help anygtad
project having thai end in view.
On the Manitoba School Question 1
have uiven the Government my support,
as 1 see no other wav ��f enabling Canadians to redeem tke pledges made by
them 10 the people of Manitoba, which
pledges were emboditd in the Terms of
Union when that Province entered into
Confederation. The pledges made by
Sir Donald Smith, as the representative
sf Canada should in my opinion be as sacredly kept us the pledges ol any private
individual. The honor, honesty, imeg.
rity and Christian charny of Canadian;
are at stake in this spatter, md 1 (,��� ,,.���.
wonld dt all 1 coald to picvaai any
breach of contract.
1 regret very mirk tkti thia qutstion
was brougkt in to tht political arena, t,
it it entirely a constitutional uae, but the
Conservative party is blameless in tS.t;
they (jtd nothing to do with the actios
that brougnt it into such prominence before the people of Canada, and caused so
much agitation in tht country.
I will embrace tke earliest opportuaity
of seeing all the Electors and expressing
mv views on thc public and local questions of political importance to tkis District.
1 as
Your ektdicat servaat,
Tletorla, May ��, UM
NOTICX it berebv gives tbat tht
annual examination of candidates
for certificates of qualification to teach in
Public Schools of tht Province will be
held as follows, commencing on Friday,
July 3rd, 1896, at 9 a. m. :���
Victoria.... Is Stnth Park School Bid
Vancouvtr��� ls High School Building.
Kamloops���In Public School Building.
Each applicant must forward a noiict
thirty days before tht examination, stating the class and grade of certificate ftr
which he will be a candidate, the optional
subjects selected, and at which of tkt
above named placts ht will atttad.
Every notice of intention ts be as ap
plicant.must be accompanied with satis
factory testimonial of moral character.
Candidates arc notified that all of the
above requirements must be fulfilled be
fore their application can be filed.
All candidates for First Class, Cradt
A, Certificates, including Graduates,
must attend in Victoria to take the subjects preenbed for July 14th and ijtb
instant, and undergo required oral exam
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Assises,    sTiti Prim,  Oyer and
Terminer,   sad    Otntrtl
Ooal Delivery for tht
year 1898.
Spuing Assizes.
Victoria Tuesday 16th May.
Kamloops��� Mandav 1st   June.
Vernon Monday 8th June.
���Nelson Monday 15th June.
���Donald Monday 2and June.
���Special Assise,
FIVE   Linen  Collars fur 2$ cents at
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Supplies tbe valley with first cUss bread, pies, cakes, etc.
Bread delivered bv Can through Courtenar and District every
TuassUY, Thursday amp Saturday,  j
Wedding Cakes made and Parties catered for.
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Friday nigkt at t o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited tt atttnd.
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Union, every Monday evening al 7:jt.
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Rev. J. A Logan, pastor. Servian at 11 a,
m. anil 7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30.
T P S C E   at close  of  .v.niog  service.
MtriODMT rsuaen��� tsrriees at th.
usual hours morning and evening. Kev, 0.
H M. Sutherland, pastor.
Tairnrr Cniraos���Strvieas ia tht evening.   Rev. J*. X. Willemar, reettr.
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The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
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���'  Nanalsao tot* Coniox, *iV odReMiay, t n. m
Leuvo CnwoxforXiniarh*��,J      Fridays,7w.m.
"   t XapMuto ter Vlotorl*   8at\ud*r, 7 am
Fnr'frSight or. ttnta  ic-.rei i-pply cm
board, or ��t the Company's tii '*.<, tfiice,
Victor,:, Station, Storo etteien
Wm. O'Dell
OsTHmai tar Skki'Im,   l'rrwpi 4��U-r*ry.   fti
led fit K��araaVi!e(i.
Maiia Saw Mill
Sash aid Boor
A. IAs'laM, Prop
Architect and .Buildai'
Plans and Speculations prepared,
aad buildings trccted ob ike
Shortest Motlee.
Hoeesc built and ter esle so esc;
terms ot payment.
if. 0, I'll.*.!-,u,.  Tnlophoiie Call, till
&J**" A complete stock cf  Rough r.ed
L'tvsscd-Lumber aWay?.on hand,   .V>*,c
Shingles, ica'i-., I':i k'.re. L'oin'*, V, wi-
dows and.I'l-.miv.    Moulding, S'ri,!l
**���--.�� :r-i*. 'r'uisiirig*, .viiti 2*'J  kiltt'r.
oi ���r.sie'tet foisti'trig furnished,
C��daf   While Pine.   RedWood.
y, Tarbell
FOR SALB���Far. White Plymouth Reek
Egga at T. D. McUaa's,
The following Lines are
Watches, clocks and .jewellery
Tin, sheetiron, and copper work
Bicycles Repaired
Guns and rifles, repaired
Plumbing in all its branches,
Pumps, sinks and piping,
Electric bells placed,
Speaking tubes placed
Hot air furnaces,
Folding bath and improved
Air-tight stoves, specialties
Ofltee and Works  J^SSS* **"
f Dealer in
Stoves and Tinware
Plumbing and general
Sheetiron work
WAgent for tht
Celebrated Gurney
Souvenir Stoves and
Xaasfaeturer of tlst
New Air-tight heaters
I. J. Theobald,
Surgeon and Physician
(Gratftatt tf the University of Toronto,
L. C, P. 4 S., Ont.)
ottlae and reeidenee. Marypon
Ave., next door to Mr. a Grant's.
Houra tor consuitatlon-9 to lo a m,
S to 4 and.7 to 10 p m.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
Snd end Dunsmuir Ave.
ui SifiD Painter,
Paper-Hanginj, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
An ordere Promptly Atteaded ��*
Vaisa, B. t.
1 Um prepared te
famish Stylish Rica
and de naming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kllpatriek,
ana. uv
"������"���s-awsss /**-
9, 1096.
If you want the aewest sad best stylts
in ista't felt hats and at half regular
prices by all means buy tt Langsnan s.
Turn Kilpatrick went below last Tuesday. We are sorry to. learn that he did
not take thut pump with him.
Harry Hamburger, late ot the Union
stare, will open about July I, ai McKim's
Old Stand, with a full stock ot Groceries,
Dry Goods, Boots aud Shoes, etc.
The alley south of Dunsmuir avenue
between First and Second streets is in a
filthy condition.
Orders for powder left for me at Davt
Anthony's will rtceive prompt attention
F. Csrran
Tke practice of running the slop into
tke street gutters should be stopped.
Mr. Arris ofthe Big Store will shortly
leave lor California on account of his
For sale.���1000 cabbage plants, best
English varieties. Enquire of Mrs. Davis, gardener, Comox.
Mr Young of Yarwood and Young
will be hert tomorrow.
Miss Hattie Abrams left for a visit to
Nanaimo on last Faiday, will spend two
or three weeks with relatives.
Kev. Mr. Hicks did not arrive last week
as expected. He is expected to reach
here this week and occupy the Methodist pulpit on Sunday next.
Ei C. Davis, Inspector of Agencies of
the Provincial Build'ng and Loan Association of Toronto visited Union last
week and was well pleased with his trip.
He stated he had lots ot mosey to  loan.
Mr. Lawrence Nunns has tikes the
place of Mr. George Hull is the post office. Hr. Hull is back at Mr. Simon
A Jap was fined $10 on Thursday for
pulling the whiskers of Mr Woodhas of
tht New England restaurant,
Messrs Lennhardt St Canncll h ive the
1 contract for the Brick Work ..r.c! plaster
ing nf Willard's new block.    Mr.   Alex.
McK:ty nets the Carpentry work.
Mi. Bitteticourt, representing Phillip
Gable & Co., ri^urs, of Nanaimo, visited
(he town Thursday.
Senator Mclnttes and his son William
returned id the Black Diamond City
Friday morning.
Howard Chapman, traveling agent for
Veudray 4; Co., Soap Works, of Victoria,
was in town Thursday.
A firo was started under the bed in
Mrs. Tobin's house, near the 2nd street
bridge last Wednesday by soire of the
children. It was discovered and put out
liefnre doing much damage.
Harry Campbell is in Nanaimo in attendance upon the Grand Lodge of the
Knights of l'ythias. He will return
Wednesday with Mr. Scbarscinidst who
is also in attendance as a delegate from
Will not thc assessor, Mr. Anderson,
accommodate tbe people of Union by
having his office here for two or three
���days and give proper notice so that our
people may pay their taxes without making a journey to Comox t
There is considerable excitement over
the recent mining developments near
Qualicum. Some samples of nre sent
from there to Vancouver assayed $392.13
to tht ton. Much is expected of the
Golden Ridge Claim. At last accounts
there were loo men there prospering.
Ainnug those who have fyled claims, art
John and Wm. Ford.
a^Then is Nothing
If It in Weil Pat T gethe?
80 here it is :
Single Harness at $Io, $12, $15 ptr set
and up.���Sweat Pads at 50 cents.
Whips at to, 25, 50 and a good   Raw
hide for 75 rents, and a Whale Bont
at $1 and up to $2.
I havt the largest Stock, of WHIPS in
town and also the
Beat Axle Grease at g BQacBS
���ForTwenty-Five cents*.
Trunks at Prices to Suit
the Times.
Wesley Willard
Notary PubUe.
Agent tor the Alliance Fire
insurance Company oILon
den and the Phoenix ot
Agent tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Asse-
olatlonof Toronto	
Union. B C.
i F. Curran ?
Not One Man in
One Hu.idred
ti. bvuta hi. moaty tbat it yields, in
twenty yeara, anything like the profit
aff ,rd��d by a policy of Lite lusnraooe.
BISTORT) Th. |wro>it��gr ��f iaiiividaaU
PBOVXB   / who ��uoo����it in l"i���uit..
THIS 1) ia amall '
No old-lino rautu.1 lit. inauruiiw oump.uy
ha. over f.ilad.
(  IB	
 Ten Cents a Day-fa
Will buy for a man 35 years of age  a
$1,000 30-Payia.nt Life Policy, on.
of Ik. tnt form, ol iuaunuoa written
ia the
Union Mutual Life
Insurance Company
Of Portland, Maine
A Sound, itte, Ably Managed, ( lnooaroa-
lt.li.ble Sabatential Initiation I    Arts,
whioh mvxk stabm (     1848
trOX TSOHMCiUTISt        -�����.���-"~
1. 8. BVAK8, Provinoial Maaeger,
ro, sox UI Vauooaver, B. C.
Por farther information eall on
With Jan.. Abrama.
____l Rlocks
A few hundred yards from the
Switch where he company's
new buildings are to be built,
Choice 5 acre lots can be pur
chased on easy terms.
Barber Shop
H. Fechner,
Several good houses for sale
cheap���cosLiii^ but a few
dollars more than ordinary
rent to purchase.
Real Estate and
Financial Broker
Offlo. Boom J, HePhM a Moor. Bid's aatet
A smull engine boiler and machinery, j
���ne Four Horse Power Engine and Boil*      We lhe undersigned hereby authorise
cr, one band saw, one saw grinder.   Will John llruce te collect all accounts due the
stll tngtther or singly.   Engine suitable estate of Robert Graham.
for dairy work or can bt placed in a boat. R. Grant*]
Enquire at Anderson's   Metal Works, I H. Hamburger V Trutttts.
Union. J
Dnmberlaiid 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.
Farm nf 160 acrtt 4 miles from Camox
whirffor tale. For particulars enquire
of Father Durand at tht Bay er at the
News tf.ee.
Union MInes
A fall Line of h nita b
Grar|t & McGregor
Contractors, Builders and Undertakers
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
         MANUFACTURER OF        	
Saraaparalla, Champagne Cidtr, Iron Phosphate tad Syrups.
Bottlar of Different Brandt of   Lager Beer, Steam Boor and Porter
Agent for tho Union Brtwtry Company.
I presume ws have nsed orer
��� one hundred bottles of Piso's
��� Cure for Consumption in 07
family, and I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever nsed.���W. C. Miltkhbbrsbk, Clarion, Ps.,
Doo. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Care for Consumption, and never have any com-,""
plaints.���E.'Bnoasv, Postmaster,'
Shorey, Kansas, Deo. 21st, 1894.
Pmktehs a tim fftrnm
Wall  Paper and Paint Store . .
Tinting and Kalsomining a specialty
> s.
Williams' Block, Third St.      Union, & C.
H, A. Simpson
Barrister Ir Solicitor. No's 114
Commercial Street
XAMXIMO,   ��.   ��.
J. A. Oarthew
���cjtjoit, ��. m.
UNION, Be ���.
Property for sale in all parts of the town.    Some very desirable residence properties cheap on small monthly payments.
Farm lands improved and unimproved in Comox District $10 to $50 per acre.
A splendid farm, 30 acres under cultivation, 5 miles from Union; $10 per acre.
30 acre track within 3 miles���first class land; $10 to $15 per acre.
Rents collected
Loans Negotiated
A Theosopliical Couple Who Had
Waited Centuries,
In His Present Incarnation the Bride;
groom Has Known His Beloved Since
His Fourth Year  One for Theosophy
Now  The Adept Presides and the
Ceremony ls in   Accordance   With
Prehistoric Rites.
A prehistoric courtship resulted lu
New York yesterday in the marriage
of two Theosopliical leaders,   Claude
Falls Wright ami Miss Mary Kathcr-
ine   Leoline   Leonard, In   accordance
with the rites ol the ancient Egyptian mysteries.   The adept In occult-
Ism, the secret head ot the Theoso-
phlcal Society In America, and    the
occult successur of William Q. Judge,
performed the ceremony, assisted by
Aldermau Robinson,    it    was    very
gracious, indeed, for the adept to do
so, for Mr. Wright wanted to    get
married two years ago, auu Ue said:
" Better not.    You're so young, you
know," or words to that effect.
Mr. Wright had waited many thousand yenrs, according to his idea,
and he thought that in justice to the
bride-elect he should not postpone
the nuptials beyond a reasonable
time. Miss Leonard, however, named
a day which met the approval ot the
adept, and Mr. Wright lectured and
wrote and was very happy indeed.
Bride and bridegroom do not remember exactly when they first encountered each other. . Mr. Wright
says that he has seen Miss Leonard's
lace ln his dreams ever since he waB
four years old. They met for the
first time of which they have any
definite recollection in Chicago, Cook
county, III. The exact details ot
this meeting are hot known, aB Mr.
Wright, with hla uBual reticence, declined yesterday to speak ol It.
"I think we have met belore," lie
Is supposed to bave said. " It must
have been either when we were
travelling down the Yangtse Klang
in a houseboat, in the time of the
Wish Wash dynasty, in the year
15,279 B. C".
" I think you have the advantage
of me," it ls aaid the archly replied.
They both believe in reincarnation,
though, and It seems that Bhe had
been dreaming about him occasionally. They felt very bitterly toward the adept, but finally they realized the wisdom ol bis decrees.
They went their ways, Mr. Wright
as Secretary to Mr. Judge, and Miss
Leonard at projector ot Theosophy into Boston by way ol Chicago.
There was nothing conventional
about this wedding- yesterday, but
the black coat and trousers ot the
bridegroom. It took place m Aryan
Ball, at No. 144 Madison avenue, the
headquarters ot the Theosopliical Society ln America. The ceremony followed the general outline prescribed
in the mysteries of antiquity, ol which
nobody but a Tlicosoplilst ls supposed
to know.
The hall was a forest ot fernB,
which gave a pleasing effect reminiscent ol the carbonilerous age and the
dawn of time. Back of the platform
were yellow curtains, through which
the sunlight filtered and gave a peculiarly mysterious and altogether
winsome etfect. Near the celling was
suspended a glass star, lighted by
electricity. The centre of it was yellow and the points were purple. The
middle ol the platform was occupied
iiy a Sphinx of plaster ol parls, painted green. Near by was an altar up-
pon which rested a censer of hammered brass. On the wall back ot the
Sphinx hung a roll ol parchment, inscribed wltn mystical characters, the
general import ol which was that
everything was according, to Hoyle.
Lite-size portraits of Mine. Blavatsky
and William Q. Judge flanked this
document and beamed benignly upon it.
On the platform sat the fourteen
persons ot the inner council ot the
" Blank." "Blank" stands lor the
occult organization within the Theosopliical Society, the name ot which
Is known only to the few. It ls never
above a whisper. These persons, re-
splondld ln regalia ol purple, ornamented with a silver check, were
arranged ln a semi-circle. The front
ot the stage was held by the adept
ln occultism, otherwise known us
This adept waa so closely veiled
that no one was able to distinguish
Ills leutures. Ue wore a long purple
robe, which reached to his leet. A
lull view of him was out off by a papier macbe stump, onvered with
Urand street artificial leaves. It was
symbolical of the tree of life. On the
right of " He-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed "
aat Ernest T. Hargrove, prealdent ot
the society, and on the left tbe Impetuous bridegroom. Mr, White was
becomingly attired ln a black suit
snd a patient smile.
Behind the Inner circle were thirty
persons who are not so proficient ln
mysticism as the Inner circle. They
were called the Outer Guard. Besides
these there were 150 invited guests
Bitting on the benches. They were
all Theoeophtats.
Mr. Hargrove, at a sign from the
veiled figure, arose and delivered   a
disquisition upon marriage ln general,
tnd this union In particular.
" Ceremonies In these days." he said,
" are generally used as shows to
draw the multitude and create senaation. But this ceremony will have
quite another purpose. Let us tree
onr minds once more and face the
fact that a ceremony, If carried out
scientifically, has a power and a
He then briefly related the trials
snd tribulations of the young couple,
and how the opposition to the match
waa overcome. Ho asked that everybody should wish to the pair happiness and prosperity.
Mrs. Alice Cleathcr, of London, England, also delivered a long and philo
sophical treatise on the marriage relations. A fair Theosophlst who had
list a little worldlnesB nudged her
neighbor and remarked that "The
bride must be awfully nervous."
Mrs. Julia Campbell Ver Planck
Keijihtlcy, ot ";<indon and Pennsylvania, read the formal consent of the
Inner circle to the union, signed by the
fourteen members.
Music, soft, low and weird stole out
Irom an Inner chamber.
���Tho bride, the bride,'- said the
giddy Theosophlst slater, clasping
her hands.
MtsH Leonard, accompanied by a
bridesmaid, whose name must not be
breathed, entered the room. SJiewas
a beautiful young woman. Her face
was oi classical outlluo and iudi-
catlve oi intellectual strength (ib
well ns of gentlo, womanly iiuaJltles,
Sho and the bridesmaid woro dressed
In simple (Jreok robes ot nuns veiling, hound nt tlio waist wlt4i cords
ot trlii* silk.
They were lollowed by a chill! 4
years old, Miss Genevieve Mar-
cedes Gwendolyn Kluge, ot
Newark, who,        besides        her
name, curried a basket ol white lotus
flowers. She ls a full-fledged niemlier
ot the Theosopliical Society. She
was clad tn a Grecian robei which
covered her leet and trailed along
the floor.
E. August Nereshelmer, a member of
the inner council, stepped down Irom
the platlorm and received the bride.
Mr. Wright clutched nervously at his
lavender tie, and In doing so repealed
on his finger a solid gold ring, engraved with mystical Inscriptions.
Tlio bride wore a diamond ring.
The Great Dnknown arose. Mr.
Wright and Miss Leonard approached each other, touched hands in a
kind ot an afternoon tea handshake
and separated. The child stepped
upon the platform at the risk ot
stumbling in her long dress and hurting her delicate nose, and proiffereU
the basket of lotus flowers to the
Unknown. He took therelrom a
papyrus scroll, which was a pledge
signed by the contracting parties.
He handed It to MIsb Keightley, who
reid It to the assemblage, This ls
what she read:
" We pledge ourselves, in renewal of
the promise given ages ago, loyally to
continue together in the work of the
lodge, and since the link and union
about to be recognized by the whole
world is effected for the doubling of
our individual efforts. We pledge ourselves, before all, henceforth and forever to sink all personal ambitions,
bending all our energies to the uplifting of humanity, and abiding together
in unity and confidence to the end ot
The Adept, with the facility of A
magician, took from the basket a ring,
supposed to possess occult properties,
and put it on the third finger of Miss
Leonard's left hand. He then Joined
the left hands of the bride and bridegroom. He apoke not a word. The
Inner circle, the outer guard and the
commoners arose to their feet and repeated a mystical Sanskrit word fifteen times, in blocks ot five.
" Then the Unknown projected his
mind, and," to quote the words of one
who saw It all, " performed a silent
ceremony, and by the power of his will
strengthened the bond between the
two souls upon a spiritual plane."
Then the band played. It was a
string band, consisting of a 'cello and
four violins.
The guests came up, two by two,
and shook hands with Mr. and Mrs.
Wright, and Dr. Archibald Keightley,
of London, burned some very bad incense on the altair.
The bride, bridegroom and one or
two witnesses then went to another
room, where Alderman BoblnBon, who
was not veiled, threw away his cigar
and performed a civil marriage in a
bass voice.
The newly married pair will take no
wedding tour. They have engaged
rooms close to the Theosopliical headquarters, and to-day they will both be
at the offices of the society, hard at
Mr. Wright was a secretary for
Mme. Blavatsky and Wm. Q. Judge,
and Is a well-known lecturer on the
A Pn osopliy Which Will Appeal to
the Tired Ones,
It Takes a Pretty Pennp to Pay for
Churches.'and Preaching.
Dr. H. K. Carroll, ln the May Forum, writes: Both as a purchaser of
materials and supplies and as an
employer the church has important
relation' to business. <t ls manifest,
therefore, thai the financial affairs
oi the church must be ou a large
scale, when all its Interests are considered. Its expenditures in the United States foot up to an aggregate
which Is truly enormous. It takes
$10,355,000 annually to pay tho
bills   of    the    Protestant Episcopal
Church; $28,863,000 to pay" those
of the Methodist Episcopal Church;
nearly $14,000,000 for the expenses
and contributions ot the Presbyter-
Ian thurch (northern); $11,073,000
for those of the lingular Baptists,
and $10,355,000 for those of the Congregational denomination, mnklng an
aggregate of $88,000,000 overy year
contributed by 10,708,000 members���
an average of $8.10 per member. The
grand total for all denominations
could hardly be less than $150,000,-
000, and It might be many millions
larger. Most of tills ls made up of
voluntary contributions. The value of
church buildings, lots and furniture
in 1890 was about $680,000,000. It
Is quite probable that It Is now fully
This is a new industry which Germany ls endeavoring to loster. Distillers of essential oils have experimented with the distilling of celery
during the past season, producing a
few pounds. It ls distilled from the
green leaves, possesses the powerful
aromatic odor and taste of the plant
and may arouse considerable Interest
among manufacturers of concentrated
soups and preserved meats and vegetables. It requires one hundred
pounds green leaves to make one
pound of oil. If It proves feasible to
distill celery for flavoring purposes,
why not utilize other herbs ln the
snme manner for like purposes?
The latest development ol Count
Leo Tolstoi's new system ot Christian
philosophy is to be found ln an article
in Cosmopolls.
It ls ln the form of a commentary
on two articles, one by Emile Zola and
the other by the late Alexandre Dumas. Zola advised young people to
work ln order to banish vain thoughts
ou the future and all other subjects.
DumaB told the world to try the law
ol fraternal love.
TolBtol denounces work as one ol
the perils of the age���a sort ot drug
that enables ub to lorget our duties
und the disasters which lie belore us.
Tho evils ol it have been recognized
by other philosophers. All the ills ol
humanity, according to Lao-Tszc,
arise, not because men neglect to do
what is necessary, but because they
do what ls not necessary. If they
practised idleness they would not only
be relieved ol their personal calamities, but ol those inherent to every
lorm of government.
Zola tells us that every man should
work constantly and that work will
make his lite healthy and happy. But
what work shall he do ? asks TolBtol.
Manufacturers and vendors ot opium,
of tobacco, of brandy, stock exchange
gamblers, inventors ol machines of destruction, military men, Jailers, executioners, all work, but it ls clear that
11 they ceased to work humanity
would do nothing but gain.
Perhaps Zola's advice applies only to
scientific men. The word science has
a meaning so large and Indefinite that
what is considered science by some is
considered by others uselesBnesx, even
by priests ot science themselves. While
certain spiritualistic learned men regard Jurisprudence, philosophy and
even theology as the most necessary
and Important sciences, the posltlvlsts
consider them puerilities, having no
scientific value.
Every year one hears of new scientific discoveries, which, having astonished the gossips of the world and
made the fortune of their Inventor,
are admitted immediately alterward
to be ridiculous errors by those who
have put them forward.
We know that what the Romans
considered the highest science, the
most Important occupation, that of
which they vaunted themselves ln the
lace ot the barbarians, was rhetoric,
an exercise at which we laugh, and
which has not to-day even the rank ol
science. It Is equally difficult to understand to-day the state ot mind ot
the learned men ot the middle ages,
who were fully convinced that all science concentrated itself ln scholasticism, i
It our century ls no exception, and |
we have no right to suppose it ls, it
requires no great boldness to conclude from analogy that among the
sciences which occupy learned men
tc-doy there are many which will
have lor our descendants as little
value as the rhetoric of the ancients
and the scholasticism ol the Middle
Ages for us.
Zola's essay Ib directed especially
against those who ask to bring back
youth to religious beliefs, for Zola,
as a champion of science, believes
himsell the adversary of those be-
liefs, but at the bottom he ls not, for
his reasoning rests onjnlth, the same
basis as that of his adversaries. The
modern priests of science demand the
same credulity us the ancient ones ot
Tolstoi has always been amazed at
the settled opinion that work is a
sort ol virtue. He has always believed that It was only pardonable to
a being deprived of reason, like the
ant in the fable, to raise work to the
rank of a virtue and glorify onesell
for it. Zola assures us that work
makes man good; TolBtol has always
remarked the contrary. Without
speaking of selfish labor, always bad,
of which the aim is the comlort or
renown ot the doer, conscientious
work, the pride of the worker, makes
not only ants, but men cruel. Who
does not know them Inaccessible to
truth or goodness, who are alwaya
so occupied that they have never the
time, not only to do food, but even
to ask themselves If their work is
harmful ? You lay to them: " Your
work ls useless; perhaps even pernicious. Here are the reasons." They
will not listen to you, and reply with
Irony: " You take pleasure in reasoning, but I have not time for talk.
I have worked all my life, and work
does not wait; I have to edit a
newspaper with a luill million subscribers daily; I dm to organize the
army; I am to construct the Eiffel
Tower, to organize the Chicago Exposition, to dig the Panama canal, to
mako researches ln heredity or In
telepathy, or on the number of times
that such and such a classical author
has used such and such a word."
Tho most cruel men known to humanity, such as Nero and Peter the
Great, did not keep a. moment to
themselves, but were never without
occupation or distraction.
Even 11 work Is not a vice from one
point ot view, ls It a merit ?
Work, like eating, cannot be a virtue; work Is a necessity, to be deprived of which ls a suffering, and
to rank It as a merit Is as monstrous
as It would be to do the same with
nutrition. The only explanation of
this strange value attributed to work
Is that our ancestors raised idleness
to an attribute of nobility.
Work, the exercise of our organs,
cannot be a merit, because it Ib a
necessity for every man as for every
animal. This ls proved by the gal-
loplngs of a calf attached to a cord,
and the exercise of the rich and well-
nourished people of our society who
find no more reasonable or useful employment of their mental faculties
than tho reading of novels nnd the
playing of cards, and of tlielr muscular faculties than gymnastics, fencing,
lawn tennis and hunting.
In the opinion ol Tolstoi, work In
our badly organized society is often
an agent of moral anaesthesia, like
tobacco, wine, etc, taken for tbe
stupefying of one's self and hiding the
disorders and emptiness of existence.
It Is precisely ln this.light that
Zola recommends It to youth.
Zola, Bays Tolstoi, recommends
youth to be satisfied with Itself and
to go on with the work It is doing.
Dumas predicts tnat men, having
tried everything else, will apply the
law of fraternal love, and that this
change will take place sooner than
we think.
"No one suspects," Bays Tolstoi,
" that if men continue to wrest
from onc another the ownership ot
the soil and the products of their
labor, the revenge of those who nre
deprived of the right of tilling the
earth nnd of the products of their
labor will not be long dolayed, and
thnt all tlio opprosscd will take buck
with a vengeance what has been
taken from them. Neither does any
ono suspect that the reciprocal armaments of the natious will end In terrihle massacres, in rilin and ln the
degeneration of all tlie people enchained tn tlio Bystem.    ���   ���   *
" But one would say that tlte prophecy of Jesus has been realized in
the men of our day: ' Thoy have
ears and tliey hear not, tliey have
eyes and they Bee not, they have understanding and tliey understand
The first command of Jesus to Ills
disciples wub not to love one another
(that came noxt), but to repent;
that ls to Bay, to take a new conception of life. This is what Tolstoi
tells us we must do to-day in order
to Bave society from misery and disaster.
" If I were called on to give a single counsel," he says, " the one
which I should judge the most useful
to the men of our century, I should
say but one thing: ' In the name of
God, stop for an Instant, cease to
work, look around yourselves, think
of what you are, think of what you
ought to be, think of the Ideal.'"
About Happiness.
There is absolutely nothing in this
lower world in tne way of wealth
or riches or honor which can do
more than merely contribute to human happiness, Just as. a slender rill
that ripples through the forest contributes to the lake into which It
flows. You can't make a man happy
or satisfied or contented by giving
htm all he wants, for the simple reason that he only thinks he wants certain things, but would find himself
mistaken if he had them. A youth,
with the great glow of fire In his
heart, looks toward the heights and
believes that unfathomable bliss
would be his If he were only there.
Then, with a sturdy effort that
stretches through years, he tolls
along the upward path, and when he
reaches the summit discovers, to his
great disappointment, that his happiness was In climbing and not in attaining. Tliere is a great deal of a
certain satisfaction ln the successful struggle for wealth, but there Is
no more miserable class of men ln
the world than those who have won
a fortune and given up the struggle
to eftjoy It. Tbe whole purpose of
life seems to have fallen away, for
It was the struggle and not the
money which made them contented,
tliough they knew It not.
Ambiguity���A quality, deemed essentially necessary to the clear understanding of diplomatic writings, acts
of Congress and law proceedings.
Blushing���A suffusion���least seen in
those who have tho most occasion
for it.
Brief���The excuse ol counsel for nn
Impertinence that Is often inexcusable.
Cigar���A roll of tobacco, with firo
at one end of It and ai tool at, tiie
Eyeglass���A toy which enables a
coxcomb to see others and others to
see he   ls a coxcomb.    ���
Mouth���A useless instrument to some
people, In Its capacity, by the organs
of speech, of rendering Ideas audible;
but of special service to them ln Its
other cnpaclty of rendering victuals
Plagiarists���Purlolners who "filch
the fruit that others have gathered
and then throw away the basket.
Review���A work that overlooks the
productions it professes to look over,
and judges ot books by their authors,
not of authors by their books.���Current Literature.
A French writer has suggested tlie
establishment of a baby market in
Whalebone grows dearer oach year,
and is now worth its weight in silver.
Prof. Henry Jones, upon whom the
University of Glasgow has conforred
the degree of LL. D., began Ule ns
a shoemaker in a small village ln
Denbighshire, England.
Women now constitute 25 per cent,
of the Johns Hopkins Medical School
Italy's deficit It about $12,500,000
a year, and Greece, Turkey, Portugal and Spain are also running behind
in revenue.
A Scotch minister announced from
the pulpit; " Weel, friends, the kirk
ls urgently ln need of tiller, and as
I bave failed to get money honestly,
I will have to eee what a bazaar can
do for me."
, A lion or tiger ls a shortrldlstance
���printer.   It ls very soon winded.
Yeast���Did the Colonel draw hla
���word In defence of his country?
Crlmsonbeak���No; only a pension.
Colors excellently adapted to the
cheaper kinds of painting can be
made by employing coal tar Instead
of oil as a vehicle. Coal tar paints
cover a larger surface by one-fourth
than an equal weight of oil colors,
require no varnishing and dry very
quickly. They may be applied on
fresh plaster, damp walls, cement,
wood or metal, and, moreover, possess
disinfecting properties, duo to the
carbolic acid they contain.
Career of the Japanese Who Foiled the
Would-be Regicide at Klyato.
Marquis Yamagata's recent visit to
New York when on his way to Moscow to represent Japan at the coronation ceremonies ot Nicholas II.,
brings to mind the Incident of the as-
sau-Jt made upon the person ol the
present Czar when, as czarowltz, he
wae travelling in Japan. It gives occasion to tell a curious story.
It is commonly supposed that tho
Ciurowitz owes his life to the timely
interference of Prince George, oi
Greece, but he does not. He owes it to
two Jinrlkisha men. They were nearest to the crazed policeman who
made the att ick, and they were quick
to defend the czarowltz, and so the
credit ot the rescue is theirs. It is no
fault of Prince George's that he was
not there In time. He was a little too
far away to holp as much as the Jinrlkisha men did.
One of the jinrlkisha men was
brought up to the business, and the
other, who was a country lad, pulled
the little cart about to earn enough
to pay to get himself educated. They
were strong lads; two as likely fellows as could be found, in all Kiyoto.
Similar physically, in other ways they
differed, as the following sequel to
their act of rescue shows: They had
seized the mad policeman before he
had done more than scratch the forehead oi their royal charge and all
Japan rang with their praises. The
government decorated them and
gave to each a pension. The czarowltz had them dine with him aboard
a Russian man of war and at the dinner handed them 2,500 yen apiece and
a guarantee ot 1,000 yen a year for
life. Had they qgpquered China they
would scarcely have been more famous. ,
The day after the dinner with the
Czarowltz the larm lad set out for
home and was met at the outskirts
of hla native village by all Its inhabitants. Ab the 'rikisha in which he
was travelling came in sight the
young man's mother ran lorward and
pushing aside the coolie which was
between the shafts, took hold of the
bars herself und drew her son down
through the village street in triumph. He had brought his money
with him and he used itl to good
advantage. A mortgage on the farm
his father had left him was paid oil,
Improvements were mude and the
principal business of the village soon
came into ills hands and his mother
wns supremely happy.
The other man did differently. He
had no country home to go to. He
belonged In Kiyoto, and tliere lie remained. All who had ever known
him and muny who had not heard
of him sought to entertain liim.
Ho wished to entertain ln turn. Tbe
2,500 yen he had received seemed
inexhaustible, and, besides, were
there not 1,000 more to como each
year 1 Tliere was no reason why he
should not live as a priace of tho
royal blood. Henceforth It should
be wine, woman and song. Ho would
drink the best sake the empire could
furnish; the daintiest saBhlinl would
be his .dully fare; every night the
prettiest geisha in the land should
dance and play for him. Life should
be a frolic for himself nnd for his
For a month It was so. Kiyoto ls
the gayest town in the mikado's
empire, and when ono has money
there Is no place to compare iwlth
it. Tben the 2,500 yen were gone,
the decoration was in pawn and the
pensions from two governments had
beeu anticipated so far ahead that
there was not enough in sight to pay
for a pair of warajl.
Tlie city hospital took the forlorn spendthrift nnd nursed him until he was ln shape to (Jo between
the shafts once more, where his reputation ns " the man who was" attracts the curious and ls now his
only  guarantee  of a   livelihood.
About Taxing Bicycles.
We caa no moro see why the bicycles of Monroe county should lie specially taxed by an act of the legislature, even if the money thus raised
be applied to the making of paths by
the roadsides for their use, than we
can see why the horses, wagons and
sleighs of that county should be
taxed specially to keep the highways
in order over which tliey pass.
There ls even less equity, it may well
be argued, ln the proposed bicycle
tax than in the suggested one on
horses, wagons, et cetera, for whicli
provision must be made because of
their undoubted utility and necessity
to the community. No such necessity exists with reference to the use
of the wheel. One may have or not
have a wheel, as he pleases, nnd the
actual needs ol the community will
be met the same In the one case as
the other, and the wheelman may
rightly enough be left to the discretion of picking his wny or not
along the highway, the samo as the.
ordinary foot passenger. We
wouldn't think of taxing shoes, would
we, on the plea of leveling off the'
highways or some part ot them, to
make the walking more agreeable','
Yet tliere would be about as much
equity ln It as in taxing wheels.
More, perhaps; for footing It ls still
a more universal and necessary mode
of locomotion for which to make provision than ls wheeling it. When
horses, wagons, sleighs, boots and
shoes are specially taxed for highway Improvement It will be time
enough to tax bicycles. The bill to
tax Monroe county bicycles Is not
only local and class legislation, but
seemingly silly and Indefensible from
almost every necessitous and sensible
point of view. It ls a good bill for
just one (thing���to write on it a
veto.���Oswego Times-
The Dunkards, or Seventh Day Baptists, are seemingly concentrating in
North Dakota, twenty colonies of
them, numbering 1,500, having passed
through Chicago on Tuesday last to
make homes for themselvea ln that
State. They were trom colonies
scattered tbrough half a hundred
towns In Virginia, WeBt Virginia,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
*/i *7
A Story of Pride and Passion.
It was 6 o'clock now, and an uncontrollable nervousness took pos-
reMion of her. She had eaten scarcely anything that day, and' the unusual
excitement and worry were beginning to tell upon her. She was more
madly anxious than ever to see her
husband, but the extreme tenderness
the had telt lor him, tUe great desire to atone for having hurt him,
was gradually giving way to a sense
ot anger and irritation against him.
Hhe had suffered Intensely the last
tew hours, and ber suffering*! wero
increasing at every moment with
ber suspense, and as It ls a natural
Instinct ol fallen human nature to
want to strike back at him who hiirtt
us, she began to leel that he had
treated her cruelly, and to loug to
reproach and upbraid liim.
At a quarter past six a note was
brought her. She tore open the envelope. It contained but two words,
' Come now," and with a wildly-beating heart, she ran downstairs, had a
cab called, and drove to the club. Arrived there, she sent the man
in to ask lor Captain Delane, and sat
waiting In an agony ol nervousness.
Would he guess that it was she, and
escape by a back door .to evade ber?
Ia the excited state of her nerves,
this seemed to her rather probable
than not. But in less than five minutes he came out and approached the
cab. She could see the expression of
his face by the lamplight���it was
both annoyed and embarrassed.
" You here, Ethel V" he said, ln a
constrained voice.
She could hear the beating of her
lieart, but she replied, almost coldly:
" Please come with    me.    I   have
something to say to you."
Without a word he got Into the
cab, and she told the man to drive
back to the hotel. On the way
neither spoke. Captain Delane had
the painful consciousness that there
was a very bad quarter ot an hour ln
Iront* of him, and Ethel's heart was
the seat ol such a tumult of feelings
that present utterance was choked.
Besides, privacy and time were absolute necessities tor the coming interview.
He put out his hand to help her to
alight, but she Jumped out without
availing hersell ot It���Just now she
folt she could not bear to touch him.
She took her way to the Bitting
room, and he lollowed her.
Where were the tender, loving
words with which she had Intended
to greet him? Where the humility
of the suppliant with which she had
meant to plead to him for her heart's
life? She confronted him the picture of a proud, Indignant woman,
and the sight of her attitude hardened his heart. Why, alas I can we
not act up to our best resolves and
Instincts? Why do we so often do
the very thing which we would not
do, which we hare told ourselves a
thousand times will be fatal to our
Interests? It ls because of the passion within us which we have not
learned to control, and which becomes our master when we would tain
have It for our slave.
Ah I had the but lollowed the dictates of her better nature; had she
but fluag her arms about his neck,
und with her heart against his
heart, hor cheek against his,
murmured the loving, tender words
that lay so near the surface: "Oh,
love, do not leave me f You are the
very Ufe ot my heart���I cannot live
without you. Do you not know that
all I h&Ve is yours? how could
you misjudge me ? But If I have hurt
you, all unwillingly and unknowingly,
forgive me for our love's sake!"
Had she spoken thus, how different
would have beeu the result. Her husband did love her���he had already had
very severe twinges of conscience
about leaving her in the manner he
was doing, and, if ho was proud, he
waB neither unjust nor unreasonable.
But, seeing her angry and defiant demeanor, he Bald to himself that his
Intended action waB perfectly Justifiable, and that he would carry It
Ho stood waiting lor her to speak
���he had not long to wait.
"And so," she said with flashing
eyes, and ln a voice that trembled
from excitement and ci*otlou, "you
intended to leave me without one
word; to desert me for months, perhaps for years, perhaps altogether;
to humiliate and disgrace me in the
���sight of everyone I You take It
into your head that I have committed some imaginary ollence
against you, and you write to another woman to complain of. me Instead of coming and tolling mo of
my supposed fault. Yes, you humble
me beforo my friend, and for what?
1 swear I nover hnd on ungenerous
thought towards you���I never even
remembered that the wretched monoy
was mine: I would have given you
ungrudgingly everything ln tho
world; 1 only took the management
of things because you seemod so careless and Indifferent. And if I asked
some'friends of mine to shoot, have
I not always been too delighted to
welcome any friend of yours, and
have I no rights as your wife and
the mistress of the house even had
the money been yours and not
Her indignant, defiant manner gave
her words a greater significance than
they had ln themselves. The effect
was to make him colder and more
resolute���he felt no softness towards her now.
"I see," ho said, chillingly, "that
I made a great mistake ln choosing
Mrs. Tower to act as mediator between us."
"You did Indeed," she retorted, "but
not ln the way you suppose. Nelly
has not seen your letter, and never
Captain Delane cast    a    surprised
glance at his wile.
"Did <yon  open   her    letter?"    he
asked, and   hts tone irritated. Kthel
"Yea," Hhe returned, her cheeks
aflame. "I did, by her request. She
was suffering from an attack of neuralgia which affected her sight, and
she asked me to read her letters to
her. And that," with Increasing anger, "I* how I came to have the
privilege of reading your grievances
at first-hand."
Captain Delane reflected to himself that Fate had curious ironical
little ways of her own.
"It Is very unfortunate," he observed
"And I," returned Ethel, "think It
was very fortunate. It at least
spared me one humiliation thnt you
intended tor me."
"Ah," thought her husband to himsell, "It ls only her pride thut Is hurt,
not her love. If I give in to her
now, we shall only go from bad to
w*,. se. It will be far better for both
of us to have time to think things
But although he felt cold and angry towards her now, he knew that
he loved her, and he did not want
to give her unnecessary pain. So he
said, ln a kinder voice:
"Do not let ut port bad friends,
Ethel. We have not been very happy
ot late, and every day tbe
breach seems to have grown
wider. I believe that a few months'
absence will do us both all the good
ln the world, and that when we.
come back to each other, we shall
be able to make a tresh start and be
happier than we have ever been yot."
She grew white to the lips, her
limbs trembled under her; there was
something in his voice that carried
the awful conviction to her soul1
that he would not be dissuaded Irom
his resolve.
"Do you mean to sny," she asked,
ln a harsh, strained vouce, lor something seemed to catch her by the,
throat, "do you mean to sny that
you Insist on leaving me when you
know that It will break my heart ?"
He approached and took her hand,
and spoke soothingly.
"My dear child, I have taken my
pat-Noge; I have made all my arrangements. I am bound to go. And,
believe me, it will be lor the best."
"It will not be for the best I" she
cried, In an agonized voice. "It will
kill met I cannot bear it. You must
not, shall not leave me. Oh, I Implore *foa," (and now she flung herself upon his breast,) "it would kill
me. You cannot, must not, shall not
He held her ln his arms, but he did
not answer.
"Say," she cried, sobbing, "say,
swear you will not gol"
But he continued silent, although'
he felt thoroughly wretched.
She withdrew herself from bis embrace and stood staring at him.
"Do ���you man to say," she repeated, ln a gasping voice, "that you
Insist on going, even though * you
know lit will break my heart?"
"Be reasonable," he answered, in a
soothing voice, "do not make it so
hard for us both. Come, let us dine
together to-night, and part good
friends with pleasant and kind
thoughts ot each other."
"Never," she cried passionately;
"If you leave me, leave me for good
and all���I will never see you
again I"
"That is nonsense," he returned,
"Is It nonsense 1" she burst out, beside herself with grief, fear, anger.
"If you leave me now, like this*, I
will never see you again even If It
kills me I"
She could not possibly have pursued
more unwise tactics than to rouse
his resistance, his defiant spirit���her
words seemed to his morbidly proud
nature to convey a threat that she
would deprive him not only of herself, but of the benefits of her fortune, and he was up ln arms at once.
"You must do as you choose," he
answered coldly. "I claim the right
at least to freedom of action���hundreds of men leave tholr wives to go
to America, or Norway, or India for
a few months."
"Not ln the wa,y you are leaving
me," she retorted, bitterly; "suddeu-
ly, without warning, without my
knowledge, making me a by-word, a
laughing-stock to my Iriends. my servants, to the whole world I"
"Always her pride," he thought, bitterly, and as we know unjustly, "only
her pride; only what people will
think I"
"I wish now," he said, slowly,
"that I had acted differently���I wish
I had told you all along of my deter-
initiation. Tho reason I did not
do so wns that I wished
to avoid this very scene that we are
having now.'-
Ethel's passion blazed out afresh.
" And what right havo you' to
leave mo?-' she cried. "You have
married me���1 am your wifo���you havo
no right to desert me. I chose you
out of a dozen mon because I loved
you, and I thought you loved mo for
myself, and I do not bcllovo that oae
of them would have treated mo ln
the way you are doing."
He was stung by her taunt���no man
likes to have himsell contrasted unfavorably with other members ol hit
"There It no doubt,'' ht returned
coldly, " that our marriage was a
groat mistake. My better Judgment
told me so from the first���no man
who respects himself should ever content to be dependent on a woman."
At his words and the tone In which
they were spoken a dreadful conviction forced Itself upon Ethel that
the breach she had so anxiously wished to heal had become Immeasurably
wider ln the Inst quarter of an hour.
She saw that ho was bont on going,
and that no word which sho could
speak would alter his determination.
" You never loved mo '��� ��ho cried;
"you only love yourself and your
own pride I'*
" I think,'*  lie answered,   ' that    I
might say that more truthfully to
you. " Bat,' changing his tone, " for
God's sake, If we are to part, let ut
D*>t part like this with bitter words
and thoughts. Cornel I will make
a concession. I must go, because all
my plant are made, and I have every
hope that my journey may lead to
something; but, tf you wish it, I will
return ln two months from this time.
What ls two months ? Tf ou* can
amuse yourself; have your frlendt
about you, and, before you nave even
had ttme to miss me. I shall be back.'*
His voice was kind now, and he advanced and put hiB arm around her.
But she was maddened by her tense
of failure, by her fear of the coming
misery, and she started back to avoid
his touch.
" If you go,'- the cried, " I will learn
to do , without you, and you need
never come back to me again I"
He uttered an Impatient sigh.
" It it foolish to talk likt this." ihe
said, "and yon will think better of
it. I tay again that I am lorry I
did not tell you of my Intention���I
ought to have done to. I wish I
bad; but my regret comes too late,
and I cannot alter what It done. For
God's take, do not spoil both our lives
simply for your pride's lake. We have
loved each other; we da love each
other���there hat been a misunderstanding on both sides, ond I ami certain that nothing ln the world will
put It straight than a temporary separation.'-
"It ls you,'- she laid, "who spoil
our lives. 1 have never shown anything but kludnett to you, and you
requite It by breaking my heart and
outraging me before everyone.''
" You talk like a child," he answered, Impatiently. "What outrage ll
there In running over to America to
see If I bave a chance of earning my
own living? Surely you ought to
think better of me for preferring to
be Independent than If I were content
to be a miserable cur hanging on a
womans bounty."
" You had no right to marry me if
you meant to leave me," she returned,
bitter and unconvinced.
" Oh 1" he returned, " that ls one of
the pleasing features ot marriage that
we never know what lies before us,
or what surprises It holds for us.
Every man and woman who live, live
for a time ln a fool's .paradise, and, ln
spite of what they see around them,
are convinced that their fate will be
different* And every man and
woman who marry have their snre
awakening, only some take It more
philosophically than others, and make
the best ot It."
"To what hnve you been awakened?"
she asked, bitterly. " All that I bad
of love, of worldly goods, was youri.
Is yours. It you had sensitive feelings, so had I. If yon suspected me
of the most revolting ol all meannesses, purse pride, I felt that doubt
which every woman, I suppose, who
has money ls bound to feel at times,
the doubt ol being loved for herself.
Well, let us cry quits, and say we
have both been wrong; we have misunderstood each other. I am content
to leave everything ln your hands;
never to give an order ln the house
Her words were humble enough, but
her tone and gestures were lull of
pride, and the effeet they had on her
husband was the reverse ol soothing
or softening.
"I should be sorry," he answered,
" to accept such a sacrifice from you;
Indeed, I must have made myself
very badly understood If yon can Imagine I nsked anything of the sort"
" Then what do you wish ?"
" I wish," he answered, "to be able
to feel that I am hot a mere nonentity, but that I am your husband, and
that you have sullicient regard for
me to think my opinion and advice
worth having occasionally. And I
wish," he said, much more kindly; " I
wish you not to feel bitter and angry
against me and to let us part feeling kind to each other. We are both
a little sore now, If Iwent baok home
with you our resentment would still
be smouldering and would soon break
out again, but when we have had
time to think and to miss each other,
as we shall, we shall meet again on
different terms, and," smiling, "I
should not wonder if wo were happy
ever after."
"Nol" shesaid, resolutely," give np
this Journey nnd I will do anything,
everything ln the world to please you.
If you go, I never want to seo you
He did not for an Instant believe
ber words; he thought they were the
simple ebullition of temper at her
thwarted will, and answered:
" Well, that must be for yon to decide. But come, at all events, let us
part friends. I had promised to dine
with Tracy, but I will put him off If
you like, and we will dine together,
here or anywhere else that you
But Ethel wae tn that condition of
mind when a passionate and impulsive
person generally says the opposite ol
what he means.
" No," she answered, " If you have
resolved to leave me and counted the
cost, go now, and good-bye for ever."
Again her words seemed to him to
contain thut hateful allusion to her
money, and to bo Intended lor a
"Vory well," he returned, coldly;
" If wo part like this, It ls your doing."
" Yon would rather," she cried,
scornfully, " have left me without a
word. It wus very chivalrous and
generous���Indeed you have every
right to bo proud of yourself."
He bit his Up.
" It seems," he said, " the longer we
bandy words the less likely we aro to
part frlonds. So perhaps I had better go."
"Yes," Bhe returned, almost violently, ln her despair, "gol"
He lingered lor a moment.
" Surely," he Bald, ln a conciliatory
voice, "you will kiss me and say
good-bye;" and he approached her,
but she sprang back.
"Do not touch mo!" she almost
���shrieked, beside hersell with anger
and  misery.
Slowly, reluctantly, lie took his hat
and prepared to go, but before he
reached the door he turned and
" Ethol 1" he said, ia an appealing
voico; but she cried. " Go, go I" And
so ho went.
8ho llstenod for a momont to his
rotreatlng footsteps; then    she went
to the door, locked it, and, flinging
herself down beside the sofa, gave
way to the agony of her grief. It
seemed to her that Bhe was tasting
the bitterness of death; that Ufe held
no more of pain and woe than had
been crowded into this last hour;
that, if she lived to threescore years
and ten, she could never suffer more
than she was dotng now. And then
came the awful thought that this
pain was going to last hours, days,
weeks, perhaps months, perhaps
years, and the thought terrified and
appalled her. He was gone, and she
had looked her last upon him; she
had to live her life without him���the
had said and done all she eould to
stay him, and had said and done It
ln vain, Sho could add no other argument tn what she had already
urged: he was cruel and wicked, and
he did not love her.
And tbat thought was aa the turning point of a knife in a wound.
Presently Bhe was aroused by some
one trying the handle of the door,
after which there was a low tapping.
Bhe sprang to her feet, and all the
blood rushed from her henrt. Could
It be Arthur returned?
"Who is thert?" she Bald ln a
���titled voice.
" It's me, ma'am, the waiter. Will
you please to order dinner?"
This homely and commonplace Interruption to her tragedy made
Ethel remember tbat the ordinary
customs of life must be observed, even
though one's heart ts broken. She had
no wish to excite curiosity or remark. Commanding her voice the
taid, without unclosing the door:
" I ahall not dine. Bring tea and
a cutlet ln half an hour."
Glancing at the clock she saw tbat
It wanted only ten minutes to eight.
When she heard the man's retreating loots teps she unlocked the door,
and going to her bedroom did her best
to wash away the traces ot her
tears. It was too late to think of
returning bome, and she made up her
mind to remain ln London the night.
Under any circumstances, she could
not have laced Nelly or her servants
to-night, and she knew that
when she was calmer she
would have to decide how to
tell the story of her husband's departure and to make the best of It.
The very effort to compose herself
for the benefit of the waiter braced
her nerves, and she began to discover
that she Ielt 111 and faint for
want of food. The mirror showed
her that her lace told strange tales,
and she put on her hat and veil
again, lotting the lace fall to the tip
ot her nose. When the man re-appeared she assumed a perfectly calm
demeanor, and asked questions and
gave orders in a manner which she
flattered herself would remove any
lurking suspicion trom bis breast. As
If any poor mortal could ever succeed ln deceiving those Grand Inquisitors who look so respectfully unsuspecting as they serve us I
She felt distinctly better for the
meal, which Bhe forced herself to
eat, though the pain and ache were
still gnawing at her heart. Suddenly she remembered ber debt to tht
club porter, which until now had escaped her memory. She aaked for
paper and envelopes, and no sooner
was her repast cleared away than
Bhe put a ten-pound note Into an
envelope, and wrote on a piece of
papor, "Mrs. Delane encloses the
ten pounds promised, and requests
that a receipt may be sent by
bearer." Bhe despatched this, and ln
less than a quarter ot an hour received the acknowledgment with
the man's best respects and thanks.
She had drawn her chair to the fire,
and was Bitting deep ln thought. She
knew that no matter how great her
anguish might be she must bear It
alone, and conceal It from everyone
as best ahe might. After all, pride
has its uses, and keeps those who
have it from becoming objects of
pity and contempt to the world. She
would mako everyone believe that
she had known al) along of her husband's intended trip to America���even
to Nelly, who was her greatest
friend, she could not tell tlio bitter
truth. Sho would confess frankly
that she had objected to bis going,
and that Bhe regretted his absence,
but never, never should the real truth
bo wrung from her. It occurred to
her that Mrs. Tower Would naturally
ask what had become of her fourth
letter ln the Illiterate hand, and she
determined to pretend that in the
hurry ol the moment she must have
mislaid It, and express concern
whon, aftor much search, she was unable to find It.
For the first half-hour she was
laying hor plans the pain at her
lieart was less acute. But, when this
was dono, the tooth of the worm began to gnaw again with a keener
edge. Her anger against her huB-
banil was subsiding, and remorse
took Its place. Oh, why had Bhe al*
lowod her passion to get the better
of hor; why bad the not kept to hor
first resolve ot winning him back by
fair and gentle and loving means?
Perhaps these might have prevailed.
Sho had uttered proud, angry words;
had declared that 11 he Ielt hor ahe
would never aeo him again, and she
know that these threats had been
more vnla, empty, foolish words. She
lovod hlin with nil her soul; she could
not livo without liim; could not,
could not, could not I
Like a sudden gleam of lightning on
a dark night a thought Hashed across
hor mind. II ho would not etay, she
would go with him: there was only
ono thing she could not bear, and
tliat was to be parted from him. Her
brain whirled with excitement", her
breath came thick and fast; her
mind was made up on tlie Instant.
Slio cared nothing for trifling obstacles ; cared nothing for what her
friends might think or what the
world might say. Let it be he and she
against tlie world, and then come
what might. She was no longer angry with him; her brnln was full
of happy excitement���this time tomorrow she would bo with him, and
to leave lier would bo beyond his
power. The difficulties of getting her
passage, of making preparations for
hor voyage, were as nothing to her;
tho discomfort of travelling without
a maid, tho possibility ol seasickness,
tho doubt of her getting proper accommodation, tho world- wonder at
her mad freak; all these were "trifles
light aa air." Fortunately there
would be time ln the morning to do
a good deal, aa the train did not
leave Waterloo until 11.15. The shops
would be open ln time for her to get
what was absolutely necessary, and,
at this season of the year, it was extremely . Improbable that the ship
would be crowded. But, whatever betel, would not her beloved be with
her to smooth all difficulties? She
must not let him know of her presence until the ship was fully under
weigh, and then, with the belt will
ln the world, he could not lend her
back. She must write to Nelly, making her story seem* as plausible as
possible, and to this task she now
directed all her energies. This ia
what ihe wrote:
" My Dearest Nelly,
" When you read this letter, you
will think that your friend hat gone
quite mad. I am going to embark
on a most extraordinary adventure,
and It it not more than half-an-hour
since I made up my mind to It. Arthur is going to America to-morrow, and I am going with him. Can
you believe the evidence of your
tenses ? I hardly can bf mine. It
really doos seem a mad freak, but
tliere ls a sort of raclneas about It
too. I daresay I sliall be very uncomfortable and wish myself back a
thousand times, but, Just now, the
excitement of the adventure haa a
great charm for me. I don't know
what Davis will say���of courae sbe
thinks I cannot move a yard without her; but I think a maid would
be more hindrance than help, as ihe
would be certain to be very 111. And,
Indeed, there would hardly be time
to get her packed and here as the
train leaves for Southampton at 11.-
15. You will think I am behaving
���shamefully to you, but I know you
will forgive me, and do, dearest, try
and make my escapade seem ai little mad to my household as you, can.
We have not lost all our money or
committed any crime, to are
not flying from any creditors or justice. I bave often
thought I should like to see America,
and perhaps this is the only chance
I may ever have, Tell Hawkins that
everything ls to go on Just the same
as usual. I shall write to ber Irom
the ship, for I have not time tonight. Do, dear, forgive me, I will
bring you bnck a nice fairing. This
looks like offering a bribe I And, with
much love, believe me always
"Your most  affectionate
She read ft over, and acknowledged
to herself that tt would hardly be
very satisfactory to the recipient,
but It was the best she could do.
Then sbe began to consider how Bhe
should supply herself with absolute
necessaries lor the voyage. Life had
hitherto gone on wheels for ber, and
she had not had occasion to practice the qualities of self-reliance and
Independence. But ehe possessed both
In a marked degree, along with very
good brain power, and, ln the slang
parlance of to-dny, her head was
"screwed on tbe right way."
(To be Continued.)
Stratif-**) Can.-*- ot . Leily ot Edtehlll, Out.
Who Suffered trom Dyepeptla ror Teu
Vnuri-A Pc nllar Ij Internum* Cue.
N occasional day
uf indigestion It
about as much ot
that trouble as ordinary mortals
want, but a siege
of ten years of this
kind of thing ls
distressing b e*
yond easy calculation. This waa what
Mrs. Jas. Edgo, who ls in charge of the
post-office at Edgehlll, Ont., had to
endure. I
Her case took peculiar form. Where
bread Is spoken of aB the staff of life,
and ls a leading Item on thebill of fare
of every meal, It Is the case that even
with bread one may have too much of
a good thing. This was Mtb. Edge's
experience, for her Indigestion assumed
that shape that she practically could
eut nothing but bread, and, unfortunately, very little of that. Only one
result could follow, that the system
was thoroughly weakened, and ahe
soon became prostrated.
She tried medicine, and site tried
doctors; but her case grew worse
rather than better. She says: "Last
winter I became prostrated, and a
friend who visited me Induced me to
try South American Nervine. After
two bottles I was greatly relieved,
and before the third bottle was taken
I was entirely well, and for the last
six months I have enjoyed perfect
health. I may say that I tried
nearly every other remedy on the
market, nut none aid fts work so,well
nnd completely and perfectly as South
American Nervine, which I do not
hesitate to Bay Is the only remedy on
tho market that will successfully cure
stomach trouble."
Au old colored man who wheels rubbish out of alleys la a southside resilience district considers himself
pretty well known among the people away from whoso back doors he
pushes ashes. One morning recently
one of the gentlemen who employs
the African walked out Into his back
yard and spoko familiarly to the ash
wheeler. " What is your namo ?" ho
asked, ln addressing tho colored man.
" George Washington," wns the reply. " Washington���Washington." repeated the gentleman; " It seems to
me that I have heard that name beforo." " Guosb you have," rejoined tho
African. " I have been wheeling ashen
out of tliese alleys for 'bout ten
years."���Chicago News.
-Blectrlcal Fruit Drying.
It ts suggested that the drying ol
fruit, which requires groat care and
a certain regulation oi 'tho temperature, offers a promising rteld for electric heating. Fuel for heating by
steam Is often expensive, but fruit
districts usually havo abundant
water-power that could bo used
for driving dynamos. Tho electric current would provo serviceable
in a variety ot ways, in addition to
Karl's Clover Root Tea iwrifiow
the blood anil gives a clear and beautiful comploxlon. G. A. McBain & Go.,   Real Estate
Brokers, Ksknamo, B.C.
'    *   .    '   7"-.
The jo.*n wil�� ni-i**.e ,11 excursion irip
oa Domini,,n Diy, tr ni Comnx -ind Un
ion to Vancouver and return.
For RlXT.���The butcher shop at
Union fitted up ready for business, lately
tccupied by A. C. Fultoa. Call on him
���r taqtirt tf A. Urquhart, Coaaoi.
With the arrival ofthe Joan the new
���tore at Comox Bay will have a complete
���lock tf general groceries, flour, and
fttd.   Btst prices given fcr eggs.
T. D. McLean, the jeweler, will have
stock ef boutonniere profiles ofthe Queen,
Laurier and Sir Charles Topper, also
flags for Dominion Day.
For iale���35,000 cabbage plants.best
English varieties. Enquire of Mrs. Davit, gardener, Comox.
Mr. T. D. McLean is the only place to
Set potted plants in town.   He has a
irge and fiae variety.
A number of young boys from l] to tS
wtrt up before Mtgistrtte Abrams vos
ttrday tharged with throwing stoats and
otherwise disturbing tht peace in China
towa. , The case was laid over uutil this
Wt understand that the class for sight
tinging that is to commence under I'rof.
Spear, is for male and female; and any
number can join it and receive great
benefit All information from McLeod,
tht tailer.
Tht school trustees of Union have
received a grant tor the purpose of ventilating the school house. We understand
they havejmade arrangements to have the
work done next Friday and Saturday, so
ts to be rtadv for the hot weather which
may set in at any time. This is right, but
why were not tenders called for the work
in a public way to give all a chance?
Duritg hia visit in Union, Bishop Perrin
will girt t lecture on the " Old Abbeys, Cathedral!, tnd Churches of England," illii--.tr>.
i i>| hie subject with artistic views through a
magic lantern.
This leetare, given nn Friday, the 19th of
this month, will be both interesting aud iu-
etraotive, something ntw and a greit treat.
Tht government steamer Quadra wu in
tn tkt 3d tad took Ul tout of goal,
Tht tog Vanoouver and uow oame in nn
tht 4tk tad received 286 tona of eoal for the
eleotrio tramway, Victoria,
Tht steamer Rainbow called Friday and
got 44 tona ef coal for tht C. P. N, Viotoria
Tkt steamer Wellington left on Saturday
for Frisco with 2850 tont of coal tor the Or*
tf ta Improvement Co.
Tht San Malm arrived yesterday and tha
Mitatola will bt dtt shortly.
Te thi Miter :���
la spite of tht nnfiTiribtt weathtr wt
trtwded tht Agrionltunl Htll on Wednesday aight te seethe fan, Mr. Mclnnes treated as te a ltag narration, ra-itcrttitn, and
recapitulation of the threahedont Manitoba
school queatien, abent which ht told ns
aome very dreary (boat etoritt, At the end
of this, Mr. Dave McMillan kindly tried to
raise onr drooping spirits by " three chew*
fer Mclnnes, Ltnrier'and Queen Vietetu."
The Sautter then delivered seme   very
Kmdtrtoa tad weighty utterancci on tne
aminion franchise, the tariff, ate, bnt waa
greatly bothered by a fallow who persistent,
ly wanted te know what hia party did for
Britiah Columbia wh.,n it wu lut in powc.
Another resident also propounded several
pnaaling questions.
The father and son spoke for over three
hours, bat during all that time wart notable
te give ont sufficient rcaats why wt thcnld
oblige them with onr votes, tati the meeting
brake ap with a decided preference for "Tap*
per ltd tkt Tories."���A Farmer.
Ftrsoni using thc mulct tnd hortes of
the Union Colliery Co. without permis-
���ioa will bt prosecuted according to law.
F.D. Littlt, Supt.
Tht La Fietta Carnival Tom Foolery
at Lot Angelst���The Oil Industry
of Southern California.
San Pedro, Cal., May 16.���Dear Editur:-
In thie locality we have only had about
aeven inohes of rain���half the usual quantity,   In the northern portion of the state
the rainfall hu been abundant, bnt altho'
wo hare had ench a deficiency of moisture
we are in a meuuae largely iudependent of
rain owing to an executive system ef irrigation.   We do not expect another shower an
til next November or December.   The hills
aod vallies have aome time ago assumed
their summer dress of russet-brown and tht
barley harvest is in full blast.
Lut week tho city of Los Angola wu
in a merry moed, owioa to the observance
of its annual Carnival, "La Fiesta" ( The
Feast of tha Angels)���the black ones.   A
whole week wu devoted to this money-
making pieoa of tomfoolery.   The business
portien of tbe city was adorned with  gay
and fanciful Fiesta colors, arches, flags,
banners, etc.   A haud.'ome young  lady ia
selected as Queen to preside over the Fiesta.
She is accompanied with a number of beautiful maids of honor.  Processions of various
kinds parade the streets each day, accompanied with bands of music, carriages,
floats, etc., faututioally decked with reset,
lillies and llowors of every description.
Saturday evening ia usually devoted to t
masked carnival.   Thousands and tens of
thousands parade tbe streets arrayed in tht
most outlandish and grotesque attire���men
dressed in women's clothing and women
dressed aa men.   Tbo bebavionr of tho
crowd on this last occasion beggars discription; it wu a perfect pandemonium.   Tke
week of revelry wound up Suudiy after-
noon with a public entertainme.it in tht
form of a Bull tight and wild borso ride.
("Tell it not in Oith" )   Wt are a prouMs-
sive pecple you know, aod fond of tbe tl*
mighty dollar, and as wr have no Saudav
law a wild bull tight is somewhat more ex
oiting than hymn singing or sarm-m hear*
lug, and draws a bigger irowd.   The oost
ot the Fiesta wu about $33,000.   That is
quite a sum for a week's fnn; however it
pays the hotels and railway companies, tto,
and if they are satisfied what right has any
free citisen of theu United Statea te grumble, I should like to know ?
About 18 months ago an nnexpected
sonrce of wealth apruug up ia tht northern
part of the growiog city of Los Aegelee, la
tbe shape of the famous 'Oil Industry'1
This nuexpeoted discovery hu already
caused a revolution in our coal market.   It
seems that the crude oil is not coufined tt
tht oity of Los Angeles, but it found til
over this portion of Southern California.
Aa coal sells hen tt retail at SU per ten,
yon oan easily understand that tha discovery is a god send to this portion of tho
stato.   The prion of oil some tint ago wu
Irom 48 to 80 cents per barrel; atw il tl
aboul II.   It hu aa immense ult* tad it,
extensively used by the railway aad steam-
boat companies, and engines of ovety die
oription.   Two tank vessels aro taployed It
carrying it from hare and Santa Barbara te
San Francia-jo.   Three barroleof til ut
eqntl to a ton of coal aud it is said te bt
ftr superior te coal in many ways for ful
purposes, A. Faaaaa.
[Continued 1
One mile and a half from Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed tf at
a low figure.   Enquire of
Jamet Abramt.
I have moved into my new ihop on
Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared
to manufacture and repair all kinds of
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
Give me a call.
This Inn, located about throe miles out
from Union on the Courtenay Road
is now open for business. A good
bar'will be kept, and the comfort of the
guests carefully attended to. Give us a
Diy goods, mantles,
millinery, clothing and
mens furnishings
The Sloan & Scott
Opposite Livtry Stabile
F. J. DOYLE, Manager
Notice to\ Taxpayes
Aaeeerwaat At* aad PrtTiaaitJ
Xtrtnat Tax.
accordance with tht Siatntts, tktt Provincial Revenue Tu and all Taxis livitd
under the Assessment Act art aew dat
for the year 1S96 All af tht abtvt
named Taxes collectible within tht Ct*
mox, Nelson, Newcastle aad Dtaasaa
and Hornby Islaads, Divisions tf Iht
District of Comox, art payaalt at ay
Assessed Taitl ut ctVactiklt at tkt
following rttts, vii���
joth, 1896���Provincial Rertaat, Ij ptr
One-half of ont ptr ctat. at Rtai
Two per ctat on Wild Lead.
One-third af oat ptr ctat aa Ptrataal
Oae-batf nf aaa aat ttat aa Income.
���Tweiklidtpftatae? ctat ta Rati
. T>o aad tap** par ctat ta  Wild
Laad.       ,   .....,���
Ona kttfrfat**) partial -aa Pantaal
Thret'fotrtka of tat ptr (ttl aa la-
. Assists* aad Caltactar.
January aad, it*aV.
Ban-later. Solicitor. Notary PuMIs
Offlctt-Titat ���tnat, Uaiaa, I. O.
For sali on Dunsmuir are;
consisting of lots 4 and 5 in
block 15,, lots 7 and 8 in block
16, lots. 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,
and other lots in Cumberland
Townsite. Bargains,
Jambs Abrams.
Clocks, watches, books
and stationery.
x-GO TO-x
T. D. McLean
���"X02X, S. C.
lilimait & Nanaima By.
Timt Tabic No.   26,
It ttkt elect tt I a.tt. ta Sattrday, Mattk
Slat, IMS.   Trains ran on PaciSt
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������������ T *��� I ����
I Daily. I Set'dy-
tv.WtKtotHaaftj.TleJatla 1  1* I  US
for rataa aad Information apply at Can*
motdoat awl s��at
Oca. Fretakt aad Paesoaaar Airt.
Good Oil for Light CHEAP
AB pitsuns art hereby warned not to
ptffattltt a ctttaa note given by mc to
b), i Kill two yaars :t^e, for $tot) paya
Union "������lily Jd 18961 a* theram>iii��Miioii
aa���ateh'said Note nas given hai not
beet falfilli-d by him.
leaetwi.k, i> C S F Cd* fr.ru
April, Mit r-lft.
Nanaimo Cignr factory
A Fashionable Trimmer
(Ult tf Sloaa * BttM'a)
ls taiaiag ttt teat Da iat j Creatiott ia
Achoict ."������lection of Flowers,
Jat Ornaments and Ribbons
Just Received.
f kiilip Gable and Co., Prop's
-   Bfaaaiaao B. fl
Maaafcctares tkt fine*' cigara aad
aaadt-yao aoat tm white labor.
Why fratekast inferior foreign cigars
ataa yaa caa obtain a iors-uoa ain
���Ski fes thc taatt money
tf Bastion aad Cotmieroiel
Streaks, Kaaaiao, B. 0.
Canst, Tkiid Street aad Daasasair
Avaate, B. 0.
Will ko ta Unio. the 3rd Wedaeeday tl
cask atatk tad reasaia tta days.
The modern ataad-
ard Family Medicine : Cure* tke
common erery-day
alls of humanity.
|   DentlatiTIntuitaBranch���
Plats work, Slliag aad Httaetiag
Oake opposita Waverly Hotel, Uaioa J
Hoare��� I a.a. t�� 5 p.as. eat1. Iroai    ri
Jp.ui toS p.ai. ��
jaaaasa3S3??g&5 gas)
I have an |i"iliivit; c  vA,i;.;
ct KW'Xt i.'A ',<,eat on  the security of farming property at
low rates of  interest.    Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased.    Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, >B. C
P. 0. Drawer 17
contracts and Day Work
x A
Address��� Mtttvkiwi, Jtpaattt
Bstrdiaf. Hoast, attt Brick ytrd.
Hungarian flour $1.35 per sack, pastry flour $1.30
per sack, B.C. granulated sugar $5.50 for 100 lbs.,
American coal oil $3.25 per case $1.65 per tin, Rex
hams, 16cts per lb., breakfast bacon 15cts per lb.;
rolled oats, 7 lb. sacks 3octs. 10 lb. sack 4Scts.; oat
meal 40cts. 10 lb. sacks.
Dkied Fruits���apples, prunes and peaches 1 lbs.
 for 25 cents......
No. i,m.m. tea $1.50 for 5 lb.
Carmed Vegetables���10 cans corn and beans $1,9
cans tomatoes $1,8 cans peas $1
Laid���5 lb pails 70 cents, 10 lb tins $1.40
Best salmon 10 tins for $1


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