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NO. 140.       UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, JULY 16, 1S95.    $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
I   WILL   NOT   BE   UNDERSOLD.
BUT t:\NNOf SELL COONS AT COST ON CREDIT) CONSKQUENTLY
ON AND AI'TKR AVRIL 1st I  WILL 1)0 UOSINKSS ON THK   CASH
SYSTEM, AMI IMA  PRICES  ARE:
ME��   ROCK.
K3**No Skimping in Weights ancl Measuies"*T.l at tlie
CTJ-MTBEIiljAlTX)     STORE.
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.2o,i895.
THE   NEW   ENGLAND
RESTAURANT
Ths Best Metis on the Coa.'tfor 25 Cervs.
Elegantly Furnished  Rooms in  Connection.
Special rates made for monthly boarders. This is the best
place for working men. Good wash house. All the cooking
is done  by  white   men.    Come   one come all, we still have
PLENTY   OF   ROOM.
ioe  oream: parlors
. f^ Moil, B. $,���-*-:
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
FRUIT A. SPECIALTY.
TOBACCOS
imported and  Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Th* Above Stores Adjoin, Wiiere Everything of the Bett in their Respective
liues will be found.
A. \V. Mclntyre  Prop.
Thomas I
THE  FASHIONABLE    TAILOR
���D*o*rt*-rar*a  block
COMOX     SA.W     MILL
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
tjr.qjt.h-'air.t   bros,
WARNING.
All persons driving over the wharf or
Bridges in Comox district faster ihan a
walk, will  be prosecuted  according to
jaw.
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent.
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tCOMOX BAY STORED
JAMES ABRAMS
Comox, B. 0.
I
Choice Family Groceries,    j;
Also Flour, Feed, Etc., at    ��
LOWEST CA.-5H PRICE.       K
Notary Public.
Agent.(opthe Alliance Fire
insurance Company ol Lon
don and the Phoenix ot
Hartford.	
Agent tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Association, ot Toronto	
Union, BIC.
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NOTICE.
Persons using the mules nnd horses of
the Union Colliery Co. without permission will be prosecuted according to law.
F.D, Little, Supt.
Outside World,
Large Investments by Scotch Iron
men to be Made in coke Works
Here-The Conservative Government Struggling with tne School
Question-uliiilsier ol Agriculture Resigns-General Election
in England-Judge Crease' son-
law's case revived.
COKE WORKS HERE.
A Montreal dispatch says Alex. Cunningham leprest-niing the .Scotch iron interests, is now in Montreal looking after
machinery for making coke in connection
with the coal mines at Union, B.C, It is
expected to spend $150,000 and be ready
for operations by next Christmas. San
Francisco alone will Like a very lar-e
amount of coke yearly. With the numer
ous smelters now established a heavy demand wiil spring up lor coke.
OTTAWA GOVERNMENT  TUM3-
LINO.
The Ottawa government experienced a
crisis during the early part ot the week
Three French Cabinet ministers resigned
���Ouiiuet, Angers and Curron,���because
ofthe government's proposal to defer the
introduction oi remedial legislation until
another session tu be held in the fall or
early next year. Subsequently Carron
antl Ouiiuet withdrew their resignations
upon receiving positive assurance from
Howell that legislation would be introduced at the next session. Angers declined to resume his position in the
Cabinet and Sir Hector Llilgcvinc has
been appointed Minister ol Agncultuie
m his place. At the opening, ol the
house 1 iiursday afternoon Mr. Gin-arc!
askco if Manitoba faned to take action
on the school question before January,
would that prevent the government going
on with remedial legislation as promised;'
Hon. Mr. Foster replied 111 Un; negatives
Then at Mr. Laurier':, request he pi .icccd
edio explain the situation, lion. Mr.
Angers had resigned, believing that icine
(Iml legislation shmil'i ne passed .11 tins
session. Sir Adolphe Caron and Ouimci
were satis :ed ivnn pledges given them
that remedial legislation was the pdiicy
of the government. All ditVcivncc*.
among the ministers arose from mi-im-
dersianding rather than 1,0m a ie.ii diver
gence of opinion, and ihosi ol'itiv.is simp
lya question 01 agi'eeiheiu lespecting
dot.uls. Ouiuiei ami Carol! then explain
ed tiieiraction,, lion. ,vlr, Laurier rose
and reierreii lu Sir C. Tapper's resignation some weeks ago. 1 hen 11 was the
cat came back; to day the kittens had
come back. V, hat pledges had the government given ? Had Mr. Foster in a
moment of weakness taken the pledge?
Had Mr. Ilaggarl taken the pledge?
Sir C.H. Tupper followed with a s,ashing reply. He asked Mr. Laurier or any
of the oppnsii-.on leaders 10 say what their
policy was on the school question. He
challenged any one of them In arise in
his place and dene his policy. 1 he
challenge however was not accepted.
I'allon McCruthy said he was siili a
Conservative, and sptakinfl lor man) Con
serv.iiive members lie warned die gov-
eminent against attempting 10 coerce
M.*.niiuba. Mr. Gil'rarcl, Jacques and
Carlier uiged the French Canadian
members to stand by ihe government
as it had given positive pledges that re
medial legislation would be pushed. Mr.
Diiponi, Conservative, said he -mist withdraw his support from the government
because il had not carried out its pledges.
He eulogised Mr. Angers as a great patriot. Several speakers followed' The
debate was continued until 10.30 when
the house divided on Hon. Mr. Lauriers
motion to adjourn which was negatived
by lib'to 82. Messrs Lcpine, Juncas,
Dugas, Turcotle, Jcannotte, Oupont ami
Billey, Conservatives, together with Messrs McCarthy and O.Bricn voted with the
opposition. The result was announced
amid loud ministerial cheers. The dis-
cussion iu the Senate was somewhat
acrimonious. Sir McKenzie Howell
strongly resenting Mr. Angers' language.
GENERAL   ELECTION.
Nanaimc, July 13��� The British I'm lit
ment will be dissolved nexi week. A gen
end election will follow almost immedi
ntely. It seems certain that the Conservatives will he retnrned by an overwhelm
ing majority.
JUDGE CREASE' SON-IN-LAW.
Case of F.G. Walker, son-in-law of Jus
tice Crease, ind who skipped nut in 1892,
after defrauding a lot of people is to be
investigated by the Minister of Justice
on the strength ofa petition from John
Russell of Victoria Judge Crease and
Hon. CU. I'ooley were Walker's bail
bond, and after Walker had skipped the
charge of fraud was withdrawn releasing
the bondsmen.
JVIcphee & poofe
BffllRAL MERCHANTS AND BUTCHERS
tjusi ioiisr & coiTi^TEisr^ir
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs ancl Vegetables
A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots ancl Shoes, etc., etc., etc
HUDSON BAT RAILWAY GRANT.
Sir McKenzie Bowell bas addressed a
letter to the mayor and council of Winnipeg regretting that parliament cannot
give a grant to the Hudson Bay railway,
lie says the decision of the government
is actuated by the stern necessities nf our
financial circumstances. Not a doll?r
be voted by parliament this year fnr public works 111 any oart ofthe country. In
view of the condition of the revenue it
would be highly important to make an
exception in case of the Hudson Hay
railroad.
THE GREAT RIFLE MATCH.
London.���The contest for the Koiapur
cup look place on Friday, and w,tA won
by the rifle team representing Great Britain,'.villi a score of 638 lo 018 for tha
Canadian niarksnionnand 596for ('iiein-
sey. The weather wis hot favorable lot
hi^li scoring. There was a heavy rain
throughout the night, and a strong wind
in ihe morning militated against the tide
men. At lirsl range of 300 \ art's, llie,
Canadian team ditl ils best work, lending
with a score of 238 against 233 for Eng**
find, and 210 for Guernsey. At 500 yds.
tin: English leam scored 227 and ihe
Canadian 221. Ai boo yds. the Canadian
team fell away behind, seining only ty)
against ihe English teams 17.''.
UURWARD INLET AND F.V. RAIL
ROAD.
A cablegram has been received al Win
couver from London stating thai panics
there arc prepared to deposit "jloo^joo as
a guarrantee llril the Hurraed Inlet and
Fraser Valley railroad will be buili under
certain conditions.
NOTED   PUGILIST  DEAD.
Alfred   Greenfield,   the ex-champion
heavy weight pugilist of Kngland, is dead.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given lhat a County
Court of Nanaimo will be held at Coin, ix on Wednesday, the 14th day of
August, 1S95 at thc hour of 3 o'clock
in the afternoon.
By order,
July glli. 1805,
H, Sainton.
Deputy Keg.
NELSON  CAMP.
Nelson Camp No, 44 o( Ilia Canadian
Order ol the Woodmen of the World
meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday e\e
mug at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cot*
di illy invited 10 attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
BIRTHS,
Anthony.---Al Union on lhe 121I1 of
Inly Mis. .'Javid Anthony, of a
daughter,
Aitakkr.���At Union, on the 13th of
July, to the wife ol Mr. A Apiaker,
a son.
Parks.���At Union, on the 14th of July,
to the wife ol* Mr. Geo. I'arsk, a
daughter.
DEATH.
PARKS.'   At Union, July 14th, infant son
of Mr. and Mr-, lien, Parks, aged 1 day.
UNION SHIPPING.
The San Mateo left on Wednesday for
San Francisco with 4, joo loin of coal for
thc Southern Pacilic.
The Mineola left Saturday morning for
Sun Francisco with 3,400 tons of coal for
the Southern Pacilic.
The Thistle left Saturday for Victoria
with 200 tons of coal for the Electric
Tramway and 50 tons of coal for the Colliery Co.
FESTIVAL.
No one should forget the festival to.
night at the new Presbyterian church.
There wiil be refreshments to suit the
season ��� ice cream, raspberries and
cream, lemonade etc. There will be a
fine programme and no charge for admis
sion to the building. All should take tea
there this evening���at 5.30 There may
Iw goods auctioned off and there is a rumour apparently well founded which
should bring every bachelor out from all
lhe country round, that a number of piet
ty girls are to be auctioned oli'l
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Services nest sabbath as usual conducted bv the Pastor in the Hall. Morning
at 11, Subject���The tree by tlie ruin, an
illustration of Christian life. Evening at
7. Subject���The giving of thc law on
Mount Sinai, Sabblllh scbniil 2 pan.
Hible diss 3 p.m. Y.P.S.C.E. Friday
evening a; 8 o'clock.
D. Mclntyre.
GRAOS METHODIST CHUROH.
Sen'icdj Suod.-v Jiiii 21. C.II.M. Suth
crland, Pastor. Morning at ti���Our Burden Bearer. Evening at 7 ���A Greater
Gift.
UNION HRICX.
The 100,000 brick kilo ol Mr. W. Walter h is been burnt, aiul opined, and the
result is very satisfactory, The brick are
light but appear strong nnd serviceable.
They compile very favorably with brick
manufactured on the coast. As a trial
wc must pronounce it a success. Piepar
alions fur another "burn" are now being
made and even better results may be expected. Mr. Waller has labored under
very great difficulties, He has nol had
the means to do just as ho would like, a
condition not peculiar lo himself. Costlv
machinery 10 grind or crush some hard
clays in lhe neighbourhood would have
been exceedingly useful. He has been
compelled in use clav which he could
manipulate and 10 procure il among
stumps, etc. Tlie opinion nl those who
know nothing about bl'ick has bun
against him. The fools are not all dead
and some of them have unfortunately immigrated toilus section. They are of the
class thai distrust everything that isn't a
thousand miles away and have reason to
distrust everything that at all depends on
them. But in spite, of all obstacles these
are ���11 good serviceable article and
more aud better will follow. And the.
brick making industry mav be regarded
as established ill our midst and will lie of
incalculable advantage to this community greatly cheapening an article of ordinary and constant use. One of the first
jobs tn be constructed out ofthe Union
brick will be the chimney of the ncw
Nkws building.
II the Provincial Government imagines that the irritation caused here bv
its neglect to appoint a stipendiary
magistrate will pass away before another election, it is very much mistaken. \ *.*.*
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IN^-V*.
HOLDS A HOVEL TENET,
Serious Charge Made Against
Rev, John Morrow,
Omnii;*, Pastor Saya Big Brother Olergymau
Has Uonfeaaed to the Advocacy of a
Doctrine ot Appearlug ui Ohurch He-
void of Clothing���Womwi Who Bave
Atteoded Morrow's Mee rings Admit Be
Preaches und Practices This Theory.
Omaha despatch says; A remarkable theology u alleged to hu advocated hy the Kev, John Morrow, who
came to Omaha several years ago
Irom Pittsburg, The statement was
published In Omaha on the authority
<>I the Hev. Charles Savidge of the
l'oople's Church. Savidge has beeu
hero for ten years, lie declares Morrow has gathered around him a. congregation to whom ho preaches that
it is devout to appear in church devoid of clothing. Morrow went to
Peoria, in., Monday night. Mr. Savidge says :
"This matter lias come to my attention, and I think ought to be
made public. The Kev. .lohn Morrow
is a resident oi Pittsburg, Pa. lie
has lived there for many years. Ue
belonged to the Presbyterian Church,
Me founded a Bible School lu tbat city
and conducted it for many years. He
is tho editor of a well-fcnownl paper
tailed the ' Faith ol God.1 I firat
nice liim in tlie sunnnor of 188'.) at
Chicago. I heard liim speak on the
platform at tbat time with such
men as Capt. Kelsn Carter, David Up-
degraff, the great Quaker preacher;
A. B, Simpson, the missionary and
evangelist; Miss Carrie .Judd, founder oi tho Faith Home in' Buffalo;
Miss Slsson, of Betbshand, Loudon. 1
was prepared to treat him as a Christian brother and minister, especially
as I saw ho was a man of deep
���scholarship and thorough acquaintance with thc Scriptures. He , has
been visiting in this city for the
last three or four years occasionally,
I attended only one of his* meetings.
That was a Bible reading. I was
well pleased with it. There was
nothing objectionable aliout it. "When
he came to tliis city two years ago
I entertained him ono evening in my
home. I felt profited by his society,
SUSPICION  FIKST  AROUSED.
"Lately I have noticed eome people
whose Judgment 1 highly respected
treated him -with great coldness. I
inquired and was told of his peculiar
theology, and Monday called on liim.
He admitted lie taught that unique
doctrine. 1 asked him if he practised
it. Ho said he had. I asked him
what authority he had. He said he
found it all through thc Bible. 1 asked
liim "what good could come from the
teaching of such doctrine. He s*iid it
would provo that shame and fear and
passion were dead and there were
probably other benefits that Cod
alone knew. I told bim I hoped he
waa honest, but I waa sure he was n
deluded man and that I ahould oppose
liim with all the power I had- I later
repeated to a woman who attended
liis meetings the questions i had
asked him and his reply. She appeared not to be surprised. She said
she had believed the doctrine and had
practised it. To my certain knowledge others ha^e practised it. Mr.
Morrow went away from this city
Monday night. He may return at
any time. He lias a number of correspondents in this city. Two of our
Omaha girls have been In his Bible
achool in Pittsburg- I believe ho
ought to be opposed in such teaching
and practice and that as a city wo
should fear him as much as if he came
to burn our houses aud murder our
people.*'
WOMEN WHO HAVE TAKEN PART.
Mra. Mary Z. Laird, of No. 1,025
North Twentieth street, uno of Morrow's congregation, was seen, and
though much averse to talking admitted she Jiad had converse with
the Kev. Mr. Morrow on tlie subject.
and that in her opinion ho waa a
truthful and Godlike man, She said
sho horsed hud not participated in
the practlcei. She was not yet in a
position to pass upon tho truthfulness or falsity of Mr. Morrow's opinion- Sho --stated positively that she
would say nothing against him or his
teachings, because there might ho
truth in Lis teachings whicli she had
not yet readied. She also stated that
Mrs. Christensen, wife of Nels A.
CJiristonsen, a carpet-beater at No.
1,628 North Twentieth street, waH
one of the women who had taken up
the teachings of the Rev. Mr. Morrow and was following tiio practice.
She stated that she know Mrs. Christensen was a thorough Christian and
pure, and believed Christensen was
adopting tlio practice from a sense
of tiio trutli of tho Kev. Mr. Morrow's teachings.
A call was made on Mrs. Phr la ten-
Ben and sho acknowledged being a
follower of the faith of Morrow. Th.)
meetings wero always held at 'tho
homes of tho sisters, sittings having
been attended by Mrs, Christensen at
her own house and at that of Mrs,
Thomas Grocox* wlio H nlso a believer. Tho busbandjB of Mrs. ehr-Ft-
ensen and of Mrs. Grot-ox offered no
objection to the service, but did not
participate.
Pittsburg despatch says: The Kev.
John Morrow, uow in Omaha, is Relieved to be the samo man who in tho
spring of 1802 fled from Pittsburg
after almost breaking up tho Bethany
Home, at No. lia Center avenue, of
which ho was chaplain. Bethany
Home is a (school for advanced students of the scriptures and Is attended
principally by women, tlie founder of It
being Miss Mary Moorhead, of tho
family of irou manufacturers of that
name. Morrow preached tho doctrine of greeting one another with a
brotherly kiss, finding hia authority In
St. Paul* When he waa found to be
practising what he preached, there
waa a great scandal. The chaplain
was asked to quit.     Many of    the
young women were sent to their
homes, and Morrows wife refused
longer to live with him. They had
two children. Morrow was heard
from some time after at Warren, Pa,,
where lie waa holding forth at the
home of three spinster sisters. He
had advanced then to the declaration
thot he was the special ngent of
Christ and hinted tbat he was Christ
himself. He never was accused of
any gross immorality, nnd Ills friends
took the charitable view that liis
mind had been affected by overstudy.
He hns not ueefi heard of here for a
long time.
COMMERCIAL SUMMARY,
Canadian crude oil has suffered a
decline of lli cents within the week
just ended; irom $1.72 to $1.60; but
refined oil remains firm across the
border- at 12 cents in bulk, and 1-1 1-2
to 15 cents in barrels. The odor of
the skunk may linger lovingly around
Canada's crime, but the gall of tho
Canadian refiners is most sublime.���
Oil City Derrick.
Argentine shipments of wheat the
past week wero 1,440,000 bushels.
The amount of wheat on passage to
Kurope is, 48,920,000 bushels, a decrease of 400,000 bushels for the
week. A year ago the amount afloat
was 48,920,000 bushels.
India shipments of wheat tlie past
week aro 576,000 bushels, as against,
(100,001) bushels tho corresponding
week of last year.
Mr. Henry Clowes & Company, New
Vork, write: The effect 01 the gold
discoveries fn Smith Africa lias beeu
to revive business in every direction,
and carry Europe out of a rut of depression which started ut the time of
the Baring failure In 1800. About
$45,000,000 01 gold will be takeu out
of African mines probably this year.
The properties connected therewith
are now selling on the Loudon market
om a basis ol $000,000,000.
The withdrawals from the P.' O.
Savings Banks inst month exceeded
the deposits by $150,000.
Scarcity of wheat makes the local
situation dull, A few loads aro, being
marketed in the country by farmers,
but very fittle is offered, Prices for
this limited quantity vary from 7uc
to Sue to farmers, according to tho
different local conditions of tlie various country markets.���Winnipeg Commercial.
The refiners are not selling much
sugar, nntl the bulk of whati is sold
Is supplied by holders in Montreal
who went Into sugar ns a speculation. The refiners apparently prefer
to lot the speculators sell off their
holdings. When these aro out of the
way, and they are not supposed to
be very large, the refiners will be
able to get thoir price.
Dry goods business shows a decided improvement this week. The
prospects aro all brightening. and
the outlook for fall goods, which arc
now beginning to engage the attention of tho retail trade, Is encouraging.
Mr. Pettit says tho Ontario Government Commissioners are spraying
the fruit trees In 30 counties, ten in
the east, ten In tho west and ten in
tho north, and aro now going over
the ground for the third time. So
far, Mr. Pettit says, thero is practically no trace of any klndf of disease,
and the present Indications are that
fruit this year will be of excellent
quality.	
For IK Months Unable to Lie Down in Bed���
A Toronto Junction Oltlzen'a Awful Ex
perlooce With Heart Disease.
L. J. Law, Toronto Junction, Out.:
"I consider it my duty to give to the
public my experience with Dr. Agnew's Cure for the Heart. I have
been sorely troubled with heart disease and unable to lie down in bed
for eighteen months owing to smothering spells aud palpitation. Kach
night 1 (would have to be propped up
by pillows in order to keep from
smothering. After treating with several medical men without benefit, 1
procured a bottlo of the Heart Cure.
After taking the first dose I retired
and slept soundly until morning. I
used ono bottle and have not taken
any of tlio remedy for soven weeks,
but the heart trouble lias not reappeared. I consider it the grandest
remedy ia existence for heart disease-,"
CONCENTRATED EXTRACT.
The mud baths of Dax, Ini France,
have existed and been moro or less
celebrated since tho time of the
Romans.
It cost Kentucky $114 to secure tlie
extradition from Ohio of Napoleon
Bonaparte Shuckleford, who stole a
$2  hog.
A carp taken out of tho, water may
be-kept alive for twelve hours by a
piece of bread soaked in brandy
placed in its  mouth.
Many a man has boasted of keeping
out of politics* when, as a matter of
fact, politics would refuse to have
anything to do with him.
There 1s a specimen of tho tulip
tree, known to have been planted 20J
yoars ago, on Lord Home's estate In
Kerwlckshlre, Kngland. At two foot
from tlio ground it measures 22 feet
In circumference.
Kvery man has his moments of: inspiration, wheu ho feels and thlnkH
aud can flo what at othen times is
impossible'; but they aro only moments, and not many of them, at a
time, aud ho should thoroforo mako
most of them.���A. Duudet.
Commenting on the nmount which
a spider actually consumed during 24
hours Sir J. Lubbock says: "At a
���similar rate of consumption a man
weighing 1G0 pounds would require a
wholo fat steer for breakfast, a
steer and fivo sheep for dinner, nnd
for supper two bullocks, eight Bheep
and four hogs, and Just beforo retiring nearly four barrels of fresh fish."
Only fivo different speakers have
presided over tho House of Commons
during tho long reign of Queen Victoria.
The Lord Mayor, Sir Jos. Ken nis,
and Lady Renals gavo a reception and
luncheon in honor of tho Afghan
Prince, Nazrulla Khan.
TAKIAlt ON TUB TKfcTU
A Peculiar Disease That Makea Trouble to
Many.
"People are losing their teeth from
a new cause nowadays," sniu a dental surgeon to a Washington Star
reporter. "It Is a complaint whicli
seems to nave become common only
within the last fifteen years or so.
'Recession of the gums,' it is called.
Tartar is deposited at au abnormal
rato, and this carbonate of lime
secreted from the saliva pushes tho
gums  back  from  the teeth.
'"It is a very peculiar disease. In
cases far advanced it can hardly bleared. That Is to say, tho tendency
to an accumulation of tartar cannot be stopped. All that can lie done
is to prevent It from accumulating
by scraping it away at intervals and
by medicinal applications to tho
gums. In an early stage, however,
the complaint is perfectly curable,
and tho tendency In most enses ean
be overcome. But much care and continual attention are required. Otherwise the person will have lost some
of his teeth by the timo he Is forty
years old, and after that thc rest
of ihem will go rapidly.
"Tho making 0! false teeth has arrived at great perfection, but at best
they are poor substitutes. As I have
said, this may be regarded as a new
disease. At all events, it is only iu recent years that it has become prevalent, it is Important that people's
attention should lie called to it. From
7 vears to 20 care must be taken of
the teeth, lest they decay. There is
little danger of that after the 20th
yoar is passed. But from that time
on one should look out for tartar.
A mouth affected iu the way 1 speak
of is almost worse than a badly decayed mouth. The trouble means certain loss of the teeth unless looked
out for nnd treated.
TIIE WAY WARS BEGIN.
Thc annals of China record at, least
one conflict which has always, in tho
popular Chinese mind, boen identified
as the "teapot war." it seems that
for hundreds of years tho northwest
corner of the Chinese Empire has been
Inhabited by tribes of barbarians who,
dwelling In a mountainous district,
are, in virtue of that circumstance, of
a bold and turbulent disposition. Owing only a nominal allegiance to the
Emperor, they obey or not his commands, according as these are agreeable or otherwise to their wishes.
About the year 1050 a Chinese dignitary was travelling through their
country, and iu his train was borne
by oue of the menials a certain earthenware teapot that the manderln
looked upon as one of the most valuable of his possessions.
During the journey tho servitor who
bore this precious utensil became sep;
arated from the rest of the train and
fell into the clutches of the mountaineers, wlio smashed tho teapot to
pieces on a stone. The whole affair,
with proper additions, was roported
to the Emperor, who undertook to
avenge the injury dono to the pot,
and so made war on the mountaineers, the conflict lasting for nearly a
hundred years, nnd resulting in the
loss of over five hundred thousand
lives.
MULTUM IN PARVO.
They that govern must make the
least noise���.Scldon.
Uncertainty nnd expectation arc
joys of life.���Congrevo.
As sight is in the eye, so is the mlud
In the soul.���Sophocles.
Thero is none so homely but loves
a looking-glass.���South.
There is a pleasure in poetic pains
which only poets know.���Cowper.
Covetous men are mean slaves and
drudges to their substance.���Burton.
If fame is to come only after death,
I nm in no hurry for it.���Martial.
The greatest learning is to be seen
in the greatest plainness.���Wllkins.
In our world death deputes intemperance to do the work of age ���
Young.
All philosophy lies In two words,
"sustain" and " abstain."���Kplctetus,
The world is only saved by the
breath of the school children.���Talmud.
Troubles nprlng from illness, and
grievous toils from needless ease���
.Franklin.
Love is precisely to the moral nature what the Bim Is to the earth.
���Balzac.
Indiscretion, rashness, falsehood,
levity and malice produce each other.
���Lavater.
TRANSFORMED INTO A PAINTER.
Sir John Sinclair happening once
to dine iu company with Wilkie, the
painter that distinguished artist was
asked, In courso of conversation, If
nny particular circumstances hnd
led him to adopt his profession. Sir
John Inquired, " Uml your father,
mother, or any of your relations a,
turn for painting Y or what led you
to follow that a'rt Y" To which
Wilkie replied, "Truth is, Sir John,
that you made me a. painter."
"How? 1!" exclaimed the baronet,
"I never had the pleasuro of- meeting
you before." Wllkte then gave tho
following explanation " Whon you
wero drawing up the Statistical
Account of Scotland my father, who
was a clergyman In Fife, "had much
correspondence with you respecting
his parish, In the course of which you
Kent him a colored drawing of* a soldier, In tho uniform of your Highland
Fcndblo Regiment. I was so delighted with the sight that I was constantly drawing copies of it, nnd
thus insensibly was transformed Into
a painter."
TO MAKE TOUGH MEAT TENDER.
Cut the steaks thc day beforo they
arc required into slices about two
inches thick. Rub thc surfaces with
a little baking soda. Next morning
wasli off the soda, cut thojnent into
the shape and thickness desired and
cook it to taste. Tho same process
may be used for poultry or mutton.
AKSKMC KATKKS.
The 8tyriaii�� Jre Addicted to the Une offtbe
Deadly Drug.
For many years the habit of
arsenic eating by the people of Styria,
a duchy of Austria, haa been known
to tho scientific world. Travellers
who have passed through Styria havo
como baok with reports of this practice, saying that the people of that
country wero accustomed to takiug
a white mineral, which was arsenic.
That this was so was denied by
many, who said that tho mineral
taken was nothing more nor less thau
Chalk. Thero wad much discussion
over tho matter, and the subject
proved itself of such interest and Importance that scientific societies took
the question up aud investigated it,
and It was pretty well proven that
auch a usage dia exist, but not so
widespread as was generally supposed. Many physicians havo gono
there simply to investigate this practice of arsenic eating. While somo of
them have found out much about thu
custom, others havo como away no
wiser than they wont, owing to the
secrecy which exists among thoso addicted to the habit. As it Is against
the law to obtain arsenic without a
prescription from a* physician, of
course those who tlo so are anxious
to keep it quiet. There aro also found
among tho peasants of Salzburg aud
Tyrol those who follow tho same
practice, in these regions several
arsenic works aro situated, aud tho
only way tho etuplibyees can staaul
the poisonous fumes is by takiug the
drug internally, at first in small doses
aud gradually increasing tho doso
until the system tolerates large quantities.
It is probably from these arsenic
workers that the custom spread to
others, principally the lower classes,
as hunters, wood cleavers, (stable
grooms antl charcoal ��� burners. All
forme of arsenic are taken���the pure
arsenic, the red sulphide and the yellow sulphide, or orplment.
The arsenic eaters begin with a,
dose about tlie size of a pinhead, and
increase this amount gradually mull
they are taking a piece about the
-size of a pea.
Tho habit is generally begun at the
age of fifteen and continued up to the
ages of seventy and seventy-five. The
users of hidri, as arsenic is known
among the peasants, aro generally
long-Uveil people, but unless at tho
ago of fifty they commence to gradually discontinue the use of it, they
invariably ole a sudden death, and
the' fact that death occasionally occurs from poisoning by hidri eating
chows that even the Styriaus are nut
invincible to the deadly effects of this
drug.
Tho reason for this custom ts assorted by some to be lor their personal appearance, but the fact tiiat
the habit exists principally among the
male sex flispimes this. It is said by
the peasants themselves that it is
done to make them strong and healthy, and they really arc a strong aud
healthy people.
Enormous quantities of the drug arc
taken by some of them. In ono well-
autliontiented caso tho man. a manager of somo arsenic works, took
daily a dose of twenty-three grains,
each doso largo enough to kill several
men, unaccustomed to its use. Another tstrango thing about this ease
is, tho man began it first Ity taking
three grains, an amount which wo
would consider decidedly dangerous. Ou several occasions bo attempted to leave off taking the drug,
but was made violently ill. only to recover on resuming his usual allowance.
���Washington Star.
FACTS AND FIGURES Ol1 LONDON.
Some facts ahout London life aro
presented in the annual reports of tho
police. There aro eighteen miles of
new streets, against III the previous
yea r.
Thirteen thousand houses were added.
There are I't.HOO cabs, while the
omnibuses and street ears number
3)500.
Londoners are careless people. They
left 19,000 purses iu cabs, 04 watches
and -43 clocks. The number of' articles
left iu public conveyances was 'JH,-
270, and the number of persond reported  missing,  28,200.
Fifteen thousand articles were returned to their owners, and '14,000
missing persons were restored to
their friends. There is no doubt that
many oi tiie remaining 14,000 came
back of their own accord.
The police buried 0(J bodies which
were never identified.
Serious crime in London is decreasing. 	
I Was Cored of Rheumatism in Twenty-
Four Hours.
I, George Knglish, shipbuilder, have
lived in Chatham, N. S., over forty
years. Last spring I took severe
pains in my knee, which, combined
with swelling, laid mo up for six
weeks, during which tlmo I endured
great suffering. 1 saw South American Rheumatic Cure advertised In the
Chatham World and procured a bottle. Within twenty-four houra I was
absolutely free from rheumatism, and
have not been troubled with It since.
SHE FOUND IT.
"Know Col. Trotter I Well, I
should hope so I Ho used to be nn
old flame cd mine," said Mrs. Norris.
" Humph I why didn't you marry
him  then?" snorted her  husband.
Mrs. Norris smiled ouo of her sweet,
womanly smile**-.
"Becauso I was looking for fiomo-
thlng cnisler," she observed simply.
ONLY A QUESTION OF ROPE.
"1 think," snid thc rural justice.,
"that I'll Just sentence this here pris-
'ner to bo hung."
"But, your Honor, you can't do
that," said thc lawyer.
"Jerusalem 1 Ton don't menu to tell
me that the rope's all out V���Atlanta
Constitution'.
The wings of the owl nro lined with
a soft down That enables the bird
to fly without making tho slightest
sound.
Governor Morton has signed the bill
making tho term of imprisonment for
arson in the first degree forty years,
THIRTY   YEARS   OF   TORTURE,
Hands and Fingers Twisted Put of
Shape With Rheumatism,
Thi* Story of an Ohl Mau  Now   Nearing t lie
Foot ��r Life's 11 ni-How Ballet Came tn
Him After Kepeated Failures and Dltt-
appuhitnieut*-.
(From tho Kemptviilo Advance.)
"I am now almost at tho foot ol
tho hill of life, having attained tho
70th year of my age, aud never during that tlmo havo I mado a statement moro willingly and conscientiously than now. My body has beea
tortured by pain for upwards of
thirty years, caused by rheumatism,
and thero nro thousands enduring a
like affliction that need not if they
wlould but heed my experience and
avail themselves of tho proper means
of roller. Tho disoaso first affected
my hip, and spread to my legs aud
arms. Liko many sufferers I spared
neither trouble nor expense in seeking something to alleviate the pain.
The disease had made mo so helpless
that 1 was unable to put on my coat
and my handa and fingers wero
being twisted out of shape. There
seemed not tho shadow of a hope of
relief, nud vory naturally I became
discouraged and dislioartened, and
time after time havo I given up iu
despair. While in Arizona three years
ago I hoard of Dr. Williams' Pink
lills. I sent for six boxes in order
to give thom a fair trial. I followed
tho directions closely, aud by tho
t'nio the fourth box was finished tho pain had greatly lessened and I was much improved.
My     friends,   having     witnessed   the
I COULD NOT PUT ON MY COAT.
wonderful effect upon my body eould
not help admiring the I'ink Fills, and
being about to leavo for tho eust, I
gavo tho remaining two boxes to
them. Unfortuuately I aicglected
getting another supply for nearly a
year after returning to this part and
i felt that to me I'ink I'ills woro onc
of the necessaries of life. Last spring
I procured a few boxes anddiavo been
taking them since with a very satisfactory effect am glad to say. Now
I feel liko a new man entirely free
from pain or stiffness of joint. I havo
a slight numbness of feet and half
way to tho knee, but am confident
that these pills will relieve this feeling. Although well advanced in
years, I am able nnd do walk many
miles a day. For rheumatism Dr.
Williams' I'ink Pills stand pre-emtnent-
abovo all other medicines according to
my experience and I urge a trial on
all suffering from this painful malady."
Tho abovo is an unvarnished statement of facts as told the Advance
recently by Mr. George Snclleck, nn
fC-stcemed resident of Miller's Corners,
and no ono hearing the earnest manner of its recital could fail to bo
convinced of Mr. Shclleck's sincerity.
But if this wore not enough hundreds
of witnesses could bo summoned, if
need be, to provo thc truth of every
word stated. Mr. Angus Buchanan,
tho weU-knf>wn druggist and popular Kecve of Komptville, speaks of Dr.
Williams' I'ink Fills ns ono of tho
most popular remedies known, having
a great sale among his customers and
giving general satisfaction.
Kheumatisni, sciatica, neuralgia, partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, nervous headache, nervous prostration: and
diseases depending on humors in the
blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc., all disappear before a
fair treatment witli Dr. Williams'
I'ink I'ills. Thoy givo a healthy glow-
to palo and sallow complexions and
build up and renew tho entire system.
Sold by all dealers or eont postpaid
at 50c. a box or six boxes for $*J.50,
by addressing tho Dr. Williams' Medicine Co, KrockviU:*, 0'it, or Schenectady, N, Y. Don't bo persuaded to
take somo substitute.
HOUGH ON THB TOE.,
a Solemn Midnight Tragedy hia New Vork'
Home.
A Ncw -York lady grievously tormented with a corn on ono of her toes
was advised by a friend to anoint It
with phorphorous, which, in a weak
moment sho did, but forgot to tell
her husband before retiring at night.
It had Just struck twelve when tho
husband awoke, nnd was utartled to
seo something sparkle at tho foot of
tho bed. Ho had nover heardlof afire-
fly in tho locality, nor did lio ever
remember seeing such a terrible looking object as tho too presented.
Keachlng carefully out of his bed
till ho found ono of his slippers, ho
raised it high In tho air and brought
It down with terrible force upon tho
mysterious light. A Bhriek and an
nvnlancho of bedclothes, nnd nil was
over. "When at last-he released himself from tho avalanche ho discovered
his wife groaning in tho corner. He
had struck tho phosphorated tool
CALLING A  HALT.
Father (sternly)���Young man, my
daughter tells me that you have
been calling ou her steadily for
four months.
The Young Man���Yes, sir; but I can
assure you that during that whole
period not one word of love has
passed my lips.
Father���That's what I wanted to
see you about. TO LOYKLT WOMAN.
"Woman .' how often I have wished you
could
But aeo yourself as you are seen of
men;
I think you mlght--l ilo uot aay you
would���
Behave a little more discreetly then;
'Therefore, arraign me. uot ot hardl-
hood
That hero I   tako and   urge    my
pointed pen
To warn you way and where a just
propriety
Demands your abstinence from men's
society.
There are occasions when a woman's
tact
Is freely recognized as indisputable;
No church parade, for Instance, if   it
lacked
Your presence could be held to bo
defensible;
Again, the notion of a ballet packed
With men alouo is barely comprehensible ;
You re excellent for purpose ol marriage,
Hut most superfluous In   n   smoking
carriage.
I'lcnse understand iu: Well; I bop.; I v���>
got.
An average amount of gallant feeling ;
I've made repeated offers tn a lot
OI oldish maids, and ulways doue It
"kneeling;
Hut In the sinoke-iipartmifiit I am not
Aware of uny other way of dealing
With woman than to block tho road
and say,
Gently, but resolutely, "no away!*'
Its not as If you camo because you
meant
Yourself to suck Arcadia's combination ;
Then would we welcome you with ono
consent,  .
And wield the window-scat for our
oblation;
IDut no f you come ou cussedness intent,
Or simply for the sake   of fumigation.
I've heard a man, a perfect strangivr,
Call you a dog recumbent in a manger I
And then, you sje, you have the drawing-room
All to yourselves a little quiet dinner,
"While wo tliicu's In solitary gloom
Your beauty aud the odds about the
winner.
Until the woi'M becomes a living tomb
And every mau a miserable sinner;
And wiue no sweeter than tho swipes
Of Hades,
And yet wo dare not haste to Join the
ladles.
So much do we respect your private
matters���   ���
Those whispered confidences   when
you tear
Your sex's reputation all to tatters;
And similarly there are places where
Proximity to lovely woman shatters
A fellows senso of privacy I swear
I shouldn't ever think o( saying so,
But as a laet, you are at times de
trop.
No doubt it is the same with us, but
you
Are relatively safe   nnd   well protected���
I have It from a railway porter, who
Has seen it done, that If a man selected   i
A '* Ladies' Only.*' (whioh I never do),
He would Incontinently bo ejected;
"Why, haven't wo compartments of our
own
Distinctly   labeled " Hen    and    Men
alono 1"
LONELINESS OF DEATH.
The silent chariot standeth at 'the
door,
The house is hushed and still from
roof to floor.
None heard the sound of its mysterious wheels,
Yet each its presence feels. i
No champing lilt, no tramp of pawing
steed,
All dark and silent up and down tho
street,
And yet thou mayst not keep it waiting tliere
Tor ono last kiss or prayer.
Thy words, with somo strange other
Interchanged,
.Strike cold across us like loved eyes
estranged,   .
"With things that are not fraught or
things that nro
Fade like a sun struck star.
And thou, too weak and agonized to
lift
The cun to quench thy dying thirst or
shift
Thy pillows now without   our   help
must rise,
Nor wait our ministries.
Thou loved, and cherished, must   go
forth alono :   .
None see thee fondly to the door, not
one;
No head is turned to seo theo go;
Wc stay where   thou   art   not    and
pray.
No panel bars thy white,    resistless
feet,
Our walls nre mist to thee.     Out on
the street
It waits, It waits for thee, for thee
alone.
Arise, let us begone.
Alone, alono upon thine nwful way,
Do any show thee Kindness, uny staj.
Thy heart,  or does thu silent charioteer
Whisper, "Be of good cheer?"
We know not.    None may follow tlice
afar,-
None hear the sound of thy departing
car.   ���
Only vast silence, liko a strong black
sea,
HoIIs on "twixt me and thee.
Blaise Pascal.
A C'Ol'.IiECTION.
" Who Is tho author of the song,
' Ben Bolt f " asked the New York
girl.
"Thomns Dunn English," said the
Philadelphia girl.
" That cannot be tho name," said
tho Boston girl. .
" Why not ?"
" It must be Thomas Did English."
A
T IDYL.
"Prayer ts Letter than sleep! Prayer
is better than aleep 1 Prayer���is better
���thau sleep;"
The SLumd of the muezzin's greeting
to tho day mug clear and impressive
through the keen, early morning air
from the great Jlostpie of Fez, across
the spacious yard ul the Kusbah, filled
with tho Cadi's drowsy guards; along
the narrow streets, hung with the
ghostly habitations ol the faithful; iuto
the luttieed windowed, low ceilinged
sleeping rooms of the only hotel in the
"holy town of Fez," whero au infidel
may rest his thrke-cursed body with
tok-rnble siifety.
Tho only infidel thus favored ut the
time of which we write was lion. Ilere-
ward Trevayne. The cull to prayers
awoke him with a start. Springing
from his bed, he went to the window
overlooking the courtyard.
Impressed by tho solemnity of the call
of tho muezzin, and by the marvellous
beauty of the dawn, llerewnrd drew u
deep breath ; then, turning to dress, ho
murmured, aloud j
" 'Prayer is better than sleep.' Ah,
yes ; sometimes, no doubt. Looking out
'uf that window at the sunrise, tor instance. Hut just now it strikes mo
rather forcibly thut, so fur as oue individual is concerned, breakfast is better than either !"
Which -soliloquy was no sooner ended
than he shouted at the tup of his voice :
"YUSBU? 1    Yussuf 1"
The door ojumed almost Immediately,
and a smooth, swtirtliy-l'ticed Arab
glided noiselessly  into the room.
"Has tiio lord duke sufficiently rested
his honorable bones'.'" he asked, with a
low obeisance.
Yussuf's knowledge of Knglish was remarkably good for a native, but it did
not include au intimate acquaintance
with Debrctt or even Whitaker.
"My honorable bones," Trevayne replied, gravely, "are sufficiently rested;
but my honorable stomach cries aloud
that it has more than sufficiently rested,
lu plain English, Yussuf, breakfast, and
as soon as yuu like !"
Yussuf bowed low and left the room
as noiselessly as be had entered it.
After nearly three years' absence from
England, Trevayne had wurked his way
buck us far ns Morocco. At Tangier,
however, he bad heard thnt a caravan
was to start shortly from Fez into the
interior, and with characteristic impulsiveness ho suddenly decided to make
one of tho party, intending to return
with a homeward-bound caravan, which,
it was calculated, would be nfet within
a few days' journey distnnt from Fez.
lie hud accordingly, though not without
a good deal of bother, settled nil the
necessary preliminaries.
That wns a month ago, nnd the duyof
departure mow appeared to bo hardly
auy nearer. Sometimes, indeed, 12 or 38
months are spent iu making ready the
equipment fur such a caravan. To Tre-
vayne's inquiries every morning the cry
was still the same.
" Iushallah 1 If it idensc God-to-morrow."
But to-mornow the pigskin water bottles would be made water-tight by being
filled with oil and left tg dry in tho sua.
And then thero are tho dates to be
pressed into the saddles to form com-
lurtablo cushions until required for
food. And eo on, almost, it seemed to
Trevavne, to infinity.
Finally, after thc ]0,000 details of a
caravan equipment have been attended
to, there is tho nierry-ninkiug and feasting, which is invariably indulged iu for
a, week ur two previous to tho actual
start.
It was during th'so lust few days that
Hassan, who, with Yussuf, had been
engaged by Trevayne ns guide, was
caught in the act of stealing eome
money belonging to tho proprietor of
tho hotel. Trevayne dealt summarily
with the thief, 'for it was not lib
first offence. Ho toiuk Hassan by the
scruff of tho neck, and kicked hiuirvig-
oroufily all aloug tho wido veranda,
down the broad staircase, through the
lengthy hall, aud out of tho grand entrance into tho crowded Btreot beyond.
Yussuf, who had witnessed tho incident with twitching fingers and a curious half closing of the eyes, turned to
Trevayne and said, solemnly:
11 It was well for him tho Lord Duke
chastised him, and did not baud him
over to his tribe lor the fitting reward
of his sin."
" I suppose so,*1 dryly remarked Trev-
ayue.
"Yes, when Allah wills it," said Yussuf, "they open tho thief's hands anil
slash a knifo ncroBs thom bo''���and Yussuf ran the forefinger of his right hand
diagonally across the palm of his left
hand; " and then rub saltpetre into the
wounds, und shut up tho thief's hands
and biud them; nnd ho never steals
again. And sometimes they hold a red
hot iron to tho eyes of the thief bintii
thoy are gone, and tlio thief never
again sees anything to steal. God is
great," concluded Yu*-suf, piously shaking his head.
At last tho camels' loads, nfter almost innumerable futile attempts, wero
satisfactorily arranged, and everything
wae ready. Ae usual, a short preliminary march was undertaken to test
the mettle of the camels, and then the
caravan fairly atarted ou its tremendous
journey.
fc-'oou the holy city fuilc.d uwny iu
tho distance; lirst tin' rambling, white,
ghostlike houses, then tho minarets,
tall anil stem, in if standing guard
over their lowly brethren, und then tin*
drooping palm trees, with their graceful
outlines projected iu jot black against
the blue brightness of the sky, lingering
on the horizon as if bidding a lust reluctant good-by to the venturous travellers.
Then on over the shifting sand dunes
the vast procession ranged, until the
sand becoming interspersed with sharp
flinty stones, the caravan was halted iu
order that tho camels' feet might bo
bound round nud round with rags,
making them look liko huge boxing
gloves.
Then tho night fell, outposts were
stationed half a milo or so distant, aud
the caravan ivas formod into a sort of
square, but with tho camels taking tho
placo of tho wagons aud) various impediments usually placed ou the outside
of the square.     Inside     big fires were
kept blazing all tho night through, for
in the desert the nights are icv cold,
harder to lie borno by reason ol tho
burning heat ol the day. Trevayne
wrapped np tn hie burnouse���for * he
had assumed the Arab Costumes���lay at
a short distance from one o! the fires,
whilo uot far from him lay Yusauf,
asleep and snoring.
At lost, just ob Trevayne was dozing
off, he thought he beard a slight crackling���a sound ne of someone Creeping
towards hini through the sand, Starting up into a sitting posture, ho peered
around him. For a moment he could
see nothing, and then, by tho light of
the fire, ho discerned a man crawling
away on his hands and knees. Wheu
the intruder reached a spot whero he
thought he could not be seen, be turned his bead. Hut Trevayne'e eight was
very keen, nnd he saw. with a feeling oi
astonishment nud something like dismay, that a knife gleamed betweeu tye
teeth, uud that tho face was the face
of Hassan, tho dismissed guide. The
object of the nocturnal visit was only
too plain. Murder was writ largo on
the features of the treacherous villain,
h'evengo w.s doubtless tke motive. Cut
how did the cur come thero?
Trevayne minded over the problem
until the velvet darkness grew into nn
austere gray. Then long before the
sup was up, ho was again startled,
this time by a shout, Rising to his
feet, he saw two or three Arabs running around nnd awakening the sleep-
OW by tho simple method of striking
th***iu a stinging blow w'ithi a long caae.
l'ussuf soon camo to arouse Trevayne
In a more civilized mnuu.*r,but finding
him already awake, shut a rapid glance
around to insure that no listeners wero
near, uud then began iu a low, agitated
voice :
" It was well that the Lord Duke, not
being of tho truo faith, himself punished the thieving Hassan. I, Yussuf,
havu seen Hassan in the caravan, and
have heard from the lips of one wbo
Bpeaks truth that the chief of the caravan ie of the samo tribe. God is great,
but a fear has sprung up in tho heart
uf thy slave, even ns a palm tree
1lu*owing a great shadow, for the dog
Hassan is cunning, una seeks the life of
the Lord Duke."
Ou tlie fourth day, wheu the sun was
at its fiercest, and the heat was so oppressive that Trevayne had to gasp for
the breath that seemed to scorch his
very lungs, the half-duzeu Arabs forming the advance guard were seeii ta
suddenly converge to a point, and, after a brief consultation, turn their
camels' beads and ride toward tlie caravan. Evidently something had been
sighted, and that something might be
the expected caravan, ur it might be
the dreaded Touaregs���those merciless
pirates of tho desert.
Iu the instant all was animation. The
heat wus forgotten. The camels were
halted aud the square formed as at
night, whilo the motley collection of
weapons with which the party were
armed, comprising almost all kinds of
firearms, wero eugerly examined aud
made ready for use.
When these preparations were complete, and tho outposts had been received
into thu square, a swirl of dust could
be plainly seen advancing right down
ou to the caravan. Theu tbu cloud of
dust stopped nud settled, and there rode
out from it half a dozen Arabs, who
won made it known that their party
iu fact, formed the lookcd-Ior caravan.
Iu a very short time thc members of
tho two caravans wero ejaculating
praises to the prophet, and fraternizing in a Tnost elfusive manner. Trevayne
was much struck by thu gaunt, ' worn
look of the newcomers. Tbey had been
away from home for two whole years,
and their appenrauco showed that they
bad experienced tho severest privutious.
Far iuto tho night the festivities extended, for the returning caravan would
pass on ite way on tho morrow.
Every one was stirring very early tho
next morning, and preparations to:* the
departure of the two caravans on their
opposite courses were pushed forward
with ull speed. Yussuf hud gone some
little distance off to louk after tho baggage, when Trevayne saw Hassan walk
up, and after casting a malicious glance
ut him, go a few steps further ou and
say something in a hurried manner to
the chief of the caravan, who wa<
standing close by, nnil wlio at ouco
turned and gazed ut Trovayuo with a
deep frown on his dark, scarred face.
Then, beforo Trovayuo could realize
what wae happening, Hassan stepped
up, and thrusting his hand into thu
folds of Trevayue'e hnik, pretended to
draw*?forth) a small dagger. It was tho
veriest trick, most clumsily performed.
The uext moment, to Trevo-ync's utter
amazement, he fouud himself surrounded by scowling Arabs, who, before he
could defend himself iu any wuy,
pounced upon him, tied his bunds b,
lilud him, and pushed him to whom
the chief wus sta-Udlug,
Now, however, the meiiiuing of Ha.
sau's Insulting trick was apparent 1
Trevayne. No doubt the lying bound
had professed to have discovered a plot
to murder the chief, I'm whoso benefit
the dagger farce had evidently beeu ou-
ucted.
liut lie wns wrong. Hastfiu'e design
was a far deeper ono thau he had conceived. Nor had he long to wait before
making tho discovery, fur Yussuf, hear
ing the hubbub, rushed to the spot. In
a minute he had grasped tho situation.
Wringing ids hands, he grovellod at the
feet of the chief, ami addressed hini in
tones of piteous entreaty. Trovayui
glanced at the Impasstvo Arab chief; nt
the Imploring Yussuf; at his captors,
armed to the teeth ; at the motley crowd
attracted by the commotion ; and tin
knowledge that he, tho central figure
klWW less nbont it all, caused his impn
tleuCO to break nil bounds. In a loud
voice he called Yussuf, who nroaa from
th..' sund, and slowly camo toward li
muster. There was a Juok of despair in
Yussiif'e eyes us be cried;
'��� Oofl i�� great, but the Evil Ono is in
our midst to Work mischief. The dog
of a thief bus told tlio chief that thou
���even thou. Lord Duko���line stolen his
dagger, and he asks that thou maVB^
be punished ae oue of tbo true faith."
Then the full horror of the situation
flushed upon Trovayute.
"Surely," he cried, as his face paled
���"surely they won't cut my hands or
burn out my eyes 1" Then in n, frenzy
of fear he shouted; "Tell tho chief that
it was ouly a trick���tell him why thut
fiend did it���that ho tried to murder
me the other night."
YuesuE trembled. "Lord Duke," he
said, sorrowfully, "I  have done even as
thou bast said, and more also, but tho
cniof will not listen. Ile -ays that hie
eyes cannot lie."
"Tell bim," cried Trevayne, in desperation, "that if I nm harmed my peoplo will come and kill him and all bis
tribe."
Yussuf translated the threat to the
ohief, whu calmly i-eplied:
"Kismet. It may come to pass even
us the infidel suyeth. Let the infidel
suffer the penalty of his crime." Tha
chief made a sign with his baud, aud
theu went iuto his teut.
Justice is fcumiuarily dispensed iu the
desert. Tho sentence had beeu pVo-
uuunced, aud would be carried into effect on tho spot. Trovayuo wae dragged
fur ward. Three or four Arabs hold
him fast, whilo a couple more unbound
his arms sufficiently to enable tbem to
pull his hands over a bale of merchandise. One had brought a bowl of saltpetre, and another drew bis knifo ready
to inflict the wounds which would effectually prevent the dug uf an infidel
from ever again robbing a true believer.
Trevayne hnd not tamely submitted
to all this. Death ho would havo faced
without turning a hair���but to bo horribly m&imed for life was fur worse
than death. And now a brazier of
Charcoal wae brought, and Trevayne
noticed with a thrill of terror that a
small Iron wns sticking through the
bars and wus nlrendy nearly red-hot*
Despite all his efforts to control himself,   the    ngony   of   his     fear    ovcrrumo
him aud he struggled like a madman.
It was useless. Hie hands wero forced
open und tho knife was actually uplifted, when, suddenly, the chief reappeared, shunted a brief command and
strode back to bis tent. To Trevayue'e
inexpressible joy ami bewilderment,
the knife was slipped into its sheath
nnd he was released from his bunds!
Without iinotlii'r wbrd, be was hurried
alung to the homeward-bound caravan,
which was already on tho move.
Not until the caravan reached the
Holy City did Trevayne become aware
that Yussuf bad not returned with him.
After some deliberation on the subject,
be came to the conclusion thnt the guide
bad beon induced to throw iu bis lot
with the outbound caravan. As to his
own adventure, Trevayne decided that
the Arabs had never intended to do anything more than frighten him.
On the morning of- hie intended departure for England, ns ho was finishing
liis breakfast at tho hotel, he heard
fvumeoue stumble into the passage leading to bis room. Ho heard the intruder
grope about outside, and then the door
was pushed open. A native advanced into the room with a feeble, unsteady
step. nU head drooped forward, his
chin upon his chest. Trevayne gazed
curiously at bis visitor, but in a moment his curiosity was replaced by pity,
for he saw that there were black cavities where the man's eyes hnd been. He
had evidently suffered the Arabs' diabolical punishment fur theft. Trevayue'e heart was touched. Concluding
that the man was a beggar, lie put his
hand iu his pocket for some money to
give him, saying impulsively:
" My pour fellow���"
Put as tbo native approached, be
stretched forth his bands imploringly,
and Trevayne saw with a sickening feeling of horror that they wero red and
inflamed, and tightly closed. Blind and
maimed for life ! The remembrance of
liow narrowly and how inexplicably he
had escaped the eauic terrible lato unmanned hitn. Ho wns aroused by bearing a weak, quivering voice murmur in
heart-fljrenking accents   of  despair:
" They liavo burnt out my eyes, and
never agaiu shall I seo thy face ; and
they havo closed my hands, und never
ngaiu shall I open thom���aud thon,
Lord Duke, thou knowest that I stole
not the dagger!"
"Good God!" cried Trevayne "Yussuf!" 	
A MODERN XANTIl'PE
Drives  ;���   v ll ���*,;�����   Professor   to   (.'.im ml I
.Suicide.
I'ort Townsend, "Wash., -Tune 8.���'In
anger at his wife s 'chiding him in
public, I'roies.sor T. Nosh, chief of the
British Educational Bureau of India,
committed suicide Monday by jumping
overboard from the steamship City of
Topekn. off the Alaska coast.
Mrs. Nash is a daughter of a Hindoo
prince, finely educated, pretty and
very wealthy. She was intensely
jealous of her husband, aud tbey cu-
gaged'In many petty quarrels.
"When near Queen Charlotte Sound,
about 4* o*clock Mouday afternoon, slio
called 1'rofcssor Nash from the smoking-room, and, going on deck, began
to berate him for some unknown
cause. In the bearlug of other passengers be told her if she persisted
he would Jump overboard. 'Sbo retorted she would report bim to tbe
captain, who would place bim in
irons   .
As the wife turned half round her
husband deftly leaped over the rail
iuto the sea. A general alarm was
���sounded and a life-buoy thrown him.
but he made no effort to reach it. The
steamer was stopped and boats wore
lowered, but the search was vain.
Professor Nash belonged to in
wealthy family living in 'England,
and, after fifteen year*;' residence in
India, was returning home. When he
sprang Into the sea lie carried jowvds
ou bis person valued nt several thousand dollar-.
1'G LY WOMEN.
The ugliest women In the world arc
the cleverest, according tn Sir Crlcll-
toa Brown1. IL) fears that what
woman gains Intellectually by the
higher education now lu voguo she
will lose In beauty and grace, and
often lu health, too.
Among the Garo nation, a people
dwelling on a rungo of hills between
Brahmapootra nnd tbe Soornia valleys, the women are supremo.
Tbey woo the men, tbey control tbe
nffnirs of the homo and the nation,
property descends through tbem. and
In everything they are dominant, but
���note tbe sequel���they are the very
ugliest women ou tho face of the
earth.     	
SAW THEM BOTH.
Mr. Murray Hill���So you have returned from Paris, Saw the Bois de
Boulogne, I suppose?
Mr. Peck Slip���You nre right. And
the girls, too.
CROWDING   AND   DISEASE.
Startling Figures Presented to the
New York Tenement Commission.
BAHDLY   EOOK   '10   L1V��.
Ur. Cyrus Eilson, of the New York
Board oi Health, uml one of the members of tlie Tenement House Commission, reports mi the densely populated portion ol tlie city. Dr. John
Nugle, of tlie Bureau of Records, has
been collecting statistics for many
years, and having tlie records of the
Health Department under his charge
this report will be oi considerable
value to the Tenement House Committee. The following extract lias
been prepared by Dr. Nagle:
Tliere aro seven city blocks that
have each a population of more than
three thousand persons. The square
that lias the largest number of inhabitants Is that bounded by avenue
Jl and c, Second ami Third streets,
which contains 8,582 persons: the
square bounded Iiy Tenth avenue.
Eleventh Avenue and Forty-eighth
and Forty-ninth streets follows with
a population of 8,517, and following
these squares in its order of population are: Thnt bounded by Ninth ami
Tenth avenues Forty-eighth nud
Forty ninth streets, 8,800: that
bounded by Tenth nnd Eleventh
avenues nnd Forty-ninth nnd
Fiftieth streets 8,880; the
square        between       Tenth and
Eleventh avenues, Forty-fourth and
Forty-firth streets, 8,151 j between
Ninth and Tenth nvenues, Filty-se-
ciinil and Fifty-third .treets, 8,0-11,
and the square between .Ninth nnd
Tenth avenues, "Thirty-ninth nud
Fortieth streets, 8,0:10.
The total population of tliese seven
squares reached the enormous number
of 22,907 people, and the entire number of deaths that occurred in the
homes located oa these tefvt'n squares
���was T."T. which showed that there
were 82.86 deaths to every 1.000 of
the Inhabitants, while the number of
deaths to every 1,01)0 of tlie population or the entire city (ut the time
the figures were taken on which the
report is based) was 21.26. The evil
effects of overcrowding where tbe
population is densely packed, where
human beings are herded together in
sueh large numbers in such small
space, where the living and Bleeping
rooms are necessarily badly ventilated and stuffy, where tlie sur-
rouudings are grimy and foul smelling, and where aggregations of
filth cannot be avoided, are forcibly
demonstrated on the health of the
people who are unfortunate enough
to abide in such localities by the death
rate among tliein.
The excess of fatal cases in the
squares to every 1.000 of their population was 8.70 over the rate to tho
1.000 to the population of the entire
city for tlie entire year. Tiie square,
however, whicli had the largest population (3,082) of any square in tlie
city (avenues B and C and Second
and Third streets), according to the
State census of 1802, had during tho
snme year 161 yeaths, or oae death
to every 21.91- of tho population, or
46.08 deaths ia every 1,000 of this
population.
IT HELPED BB1I HACK TO HEALTH.
Effect of a I'rclly Iteil Jiteket on il Despondent Invalid.
"One of the tilings that helped my
recovery," said a woman, recently,
who has just regained lier health
after a serious illness, ".was a pretty
bed jacket which my sister brought
me one day in lieu of jellies and
fruit. It was becoming, and I enjoyed It. Thc doctor, when he
first saw me in It, said I looked 20
per cent, better than the day before :
man like, he didn't appreciate the
reason, and my spirits, nnd, consequently, my condition, bettered ia
proportion. Too often invalids are
wrapped in any old thing that Is
handy. I remember laughing once
when a. friend in robust health'showed mo a dainty lacc-trimined sick
gown, 'for me,' she explained, 'if 1
ever need it.' The notion struck mc
ns absurd when she wus never ill,
but nfter my experience with that
lied jacket, f appreciate better the
value of attractive environment under depressing circumstances."
KXTUEMi: RUDENESS.
As the tramp was seated onj the
kitchen steps eating tlie breakfast lie
had asked for, the hired girl stood
by and watched him curiously.
"What you gnzlu' at mc lor?" he
inquired nervously. "J'ou thiuk I'm
yer long-losS* brother ?"
"No," she replied, easily, "hut you
somehow remind me of a'man 1 used
to know."
"Sweetheart?" Inquired the tramp
witli charming naivete.
"Xono of your business. Something
hupencd to hini, though that don't
ever happen  to you."
"What's that? Died n  millionaire?"
"No. lie wus drowned  while   bnth-
A " BED-TAI'
COSTUME.
An article taken from parliamentary
Institutions was adapted in a quaint
fashion at tbe last Covent Harden
carnival, line of the lady guests was
attired in a costume designed to rop-
rosont "lied Tape," although we hasten to mid that the familiar pink
ribbon ol the public offices was not
the only material In which she wns
attired. Silken representations of
blue-books, parliamentary papers ami
other official documents were made up
Into n complete costume, finished oil
with red-tape decorations.
a di:ki'-laid plan.
"I know w'lint I'm going to do,"
suid the boy who Is greatly puzzled
ut the mystery of Santa Claus.
"What ?" asked his mother.
"I'm going to Wait till 1 grow up
nnd get children of my own, and
then watch for liim." \
THE VVEEKY NEWS,   JULY 16,    189*
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Tuesday, July IB, 1835.
The battle between yntd and bi-met
ftlism is being fought out ns never be-
foi��. Before it ends the people should
know a good deal about finance. On
this continent the United States i.i thc
���great battle ground. In Europe, Germany takes the lead and will doubtless
arrange for an international conference
Wuh tbe advent of the Conservatives
to power in Kngland the prospect looks
brighter for the double standard.
OOTHBNBUBG   SYSTEM.
It must never be forgotten that when
���we ar-e discussing the adoption of the
Gothenburg system, by winch the supply of intoxicants becomes a monopoly
of the State, that this in its essence is
the principle on which the Indian tJov-
���eminent controls the supply of opium.
The Gothenburg or dispensary system
ii working wonders in South Carolina.
Dr Albert Shiw, who has beeu traveling through the Southern Stales, reports
lhat tbe people of South Carolina, outside -of the old liquor interest and cer
tain political circles, have become almost unanimous in the opinion that the
system is a snleiulid success. Railway
road masters and other men familiar
with conditions throughout the State,
are enthusiastic in their account of the
good effects that the law has already
produced. Drunkenness aud diiirder
have decreased to a remarkable extent;
aud whereas the negro laborer was formerly accustomed to spend his week's
earnings in carousing on Saturday night
and Sunday, he is now spending more
upon his family, or else saving his money to buy land. Thc ten or twelve
State dispensaries in the city of Charles
ton, which have taken the plac ��� uf
scores or hundreds of saloons are as
openly conducted and as orderly as
anv drug store, and are absolutely clos
ed at sundown. The effect upon the
-quiet and order of the city has been
Coo transforming to admit of any denial.
Reports from country towns throughout
the State are to the effect that the
closing of the old bar-rooms in favor
���of the new dispensaries has been at
tended with results that have converted
almost every good citizen to a belief in
thc present system.
Review of Reviews.
STARLIGHT ON THE  MIDNIGHT
SEA.
CKvuiii*. Union,
Kindly trembling from the sky
Through the shadows ofthe night,
Free from Nature's faintest sigh
Comes in peace thy silvery light;
Far Irom oher realms of space
Bringing joy and bliss to me,
In the beauties of thy grace
Starlight ofthe midnight sea.
Stranger though I wander here
'Neath the shadows of thc night,
Softly from thy flaming sphere
Comes to me thv silvery light;
-Gently from thy fount above,
Beckoning my soul to see,
How thv glimmerings whisper love,���
Starlight ofthe midnight sea.
Though my heart in sorrow pine
In the shadows ofthe night,
To this weary soul of mine
Comes thy soft and silvery light;
In its touch I feci the grace
Of my Father's love to me,
As through loving tears I trace
Starlight on life's midnight seu.
By the Famous American Travel
Ier on wneeiBar.a Nine Couai-s----
iheJourney h-omt-riseoio.-aae-
ramemo - Twentieth    eentui-y
GIFT
It is with many and profound apologies
to the community in general and Comox
Courtenay, and Union in particular that
1 offer this true but wonderful narrative
for publication. In doing so 1 beg tlie
r*. icier not to look upon me in the light
oi .i tramp as the journey was undertaken
i i thc spirit of adventure and not wilh
k.' expectation thut my method would
become usual or popular. Indeed I have
re :eived a letter tro-n a Iriend in Comox
baying he does not admire mv st>le ol
Unveiling. I cannot blame him as there
isn't verv much style in riding m a freight
car.   Hut to proceed.
My stilling poim was San  Francisco.
Why 1 left there at all, for various ten-
tons I  prefer not  to tell, except to su*.
that   it second,   neccssan.   .So  with a
young fellow, 1 will call Victor, I  ugiecd
to make the trip to Chicago.   I jumped
my job of smashing trofl at j-g much .i
' smash on  July,  yfrar 1S94, and made a
1 draw on the bank for $12  whit h it seem*
j ed scarcely to notice but which strength
Htu-d me to the tunc of $zo 10.   The odd
j cents I invested in a cup of coffee uno
i cake, and leaving a small quantity nf bag
* gage t\iih -m acquaintance we walked on
J board   of the Stockton  steamer.   That
i baggage I may as well say right here par
I enthetically, never heeded our invitation
I to follow us.    No blame  attaches  lo   it,
but "-ve have  learned some  things since
that seriously reflect upon ihe character
of our acqwrntanee,   It is said that at
one time he  was treasurer ofa society
out in New Z.-aland and came 10 America for rest.    1 think he mav  have gotten
an arrest,and and one ofthe  pawnshops,
have gotten the baggag**.'.
It was 5 p.m. when the whistle blew
and we backed out into the magnificent
harbour of S.oi Francisco���"the bet-i on
earth", Vici.r and 1 sealed ourselves at
the extreme.stern until the wheel began
tht owing sin.dl poilions of the bay on
deck dampen.ng our locks, <-o we hunted
n dryer locality, but this time our spirits
were dampened by the purser calling
out, "Fares, please1'. The sharp peremptory cry sort of para \ zed us and before
we had fully recovered we were each 25
cents poorer. Then we tried to enjoy
die scenen until the supper bell rang,
any remarks about which, I fear might
injure the Stockton transportation Co.
Supper over we once more endeavoured
to enjoy the scenery, evening air and
mosquitoes. Thu two former were ven
���scarce, hut the latter more than made up
for them, especial!/ in quantity. We
maintained our position until thc piano
sent forth a wail that reminded ine uf the
time I was trying 10 get a job in the 1J.C.
Ir6n works at Vancouver, doing inside
we s'uv a 20th century girl pounding it
as ihorgh it was her worst enemy. She
worealiighsiikh.it, which was without
doubt made for one ofthe other sex who
was in good circumstances. She was assisted by another young lady who tried
to OJt-do the piano with her lung power,
but it was no go. I was thn-.king if 1
could make as much nnisc on the anvil
i.s she did on the piano I would Wive
more than $1975 in my pocket, aiul not
have freight cars on the brain. They
rendered "After the ball" ''Two little*girls
in b.ue" and other popular airs but when
they started on the "Howery" it was too
much, and breaking through the crowd
I bowed io the lair pianist and mildly enquired, "Where did vou get th.tt air"?
Wa/, she answered, "th us from Hoyl's
Trip to Chinatown" "Oh, it is?" I replied; 1 thought you m-ght have gone out
on deck with an old sack and caught it.
My attack didn't seem to produce any
eflect, so we went aft and had a game of
cuds. Getting tired I left Victor playing with another fellow while I laid down
and tried hard to sleep, it was impossible; mosquitoes were hungry and had to
be accommodated. Soon the bell rang
and the boat stopped. Going outside 1
saw we were up against the bank wilh
the gang plank out. Boxes of chickens
were hustled on board, gang plank pulled in and away we went Without even a
linj being used. I spent my time ancl
patience in looking over that flat marshy
country trying to distinguish thc farmers
liglns from the will-< -the*wisp, and
fighting mosquitoes Once we stopped
for coal; often to take on or put off boxes,
never tying up, seldom a w hat f,-*-j list run
up against the bank ancl moved on up an
awfully crooked channel, and often turning almost ab ut. Wei, worn out, 1 went
inside and succeeded 111 getting about
three hours sleep in spite of mosquitoes
and piano. When I awoke Victor was
sitting beside me slapping his hands and
face as though he had a grudge against
them. Passing some uncomplimentary
rem irks about the war-song ofthe mosquitoes we went on deck. It was just
getting light. A mist was hanging
around the horizon, for want of something
else to do I suppose. Peering ahead,
Vic, suddenly exclaimed, "Curse the
luck; there's another!" "Another what" I
enquired. "Why a mosquito; dont you
see it?" "No that's a fish crane or a sea
gull." A church steeple was seen in the
distance which I pointed out to Vic. We
were nearing the city of Stockton. The
deck was soon crowded by a sorry looking set. The puncturing buzzing insect
which had so troubled us had spared
none; even the 20th centurv girl looked
as though she might be a relic of the 19th
ABOUT THB SAME AS A FIRE SALE.
The rush since we started our big Clearing Sale is very similar to the Salvage Sale we
had last fall. We have far too much stock-over $30,000. We must bring it down under
$20,000, and to do so, the prices have been slashed right and left without regard for the cost.
The goods on our Bargain Counter are going off rapidly, and customers are surprised at the
low price we are selling stuff.    .	
No Goods will be charged at the reduced prices Cash only in every instance. Kindly
bear this in mind.
SLOAN & SCOTT.
Summer Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Summer Shirts
in Great Variety
Summer Suiting
The latest in English and Scotch Tweeds.
LA WSON Sf McLEOD, dunne block.
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
TI1T   SHOP.
00DBIH1I HOUSE. Qa DMU7IvB?('0'unioii
Ol'POSIlK THK NEWS OFFICE
Wheic 1 nm prepared lo do all kinds
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Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Rooting
Job work
AND    Repairing
I And will endeavor 10 give satisfaction and
hope 10 receive
R. Graham, Propr. a fair share nf r*  IT  Tnfkp1|
I public patronage.**-^* "��� * tl1 UyO
liTcrdde flotek
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of-Cigars
Good Table
and
Courteous Attention
OOtTSIEKTA'S', ri.e.
lho loadir.g hotel in Oomox districv.
New aud handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting' and fishing close
to town. Tourists csn depend on
first-class accommodation. Rensona-!
ble rates. Eur supplied, with the!
choice.it- liquors aud cigars
The Famous
DOMINION PANTS CO.
SH & 301! St, .lam��� SI.
MONTREAL.
SUITS
To order
PANTS
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer ill llie. 'dllowing Bicycles'
\ II. I'. Davis ofToronlo
English Wheels, IScaston, Hlimber,
Kuelj-e, New Hmve and Wliilwonli. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cnsli. l'aris supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Croat Reduction Ii. Prices.
R. B. ANDERSON.
Watchmaker and Jiwslir
General worker In Metals
Jobbing ot all kinds
Office and Works   V_ **���**���;������'��� n**ar
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Union Saw Mill.
LUMBER
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hai-.d and delivered at .short no
tice.
MOULDINGS.
1
Society     Cards
I.O. 0, F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F��� meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited t�� attend.
Win. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Lodge No 14A.F .& A.M.,1).C.R
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R, S. McConnell,
Secretary.
CUMBERLAND
MEAT MARKET
fresh:
M7E A.T3
&
WR-ma���t
���,JA.-&lt��.
PRODUCE
Lowest CASH Price
A. 0. FULTON.
���KltS^^LL^���"*^'^-^1"*^ /
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry,
r
Also all kinds of sawn and
split .shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
STUMPING.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
WOOD.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
notice.
K.Grant & L. .Vitini.e, 1'roprs.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. ICO, C. 0.
0. F., meet in thcit lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. m, Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
As the Provincial Government still
neglects to appoint a coroner for this
district, it is fairly held responsible for
the midnight inquest. It is fortunate
thai il has just effected a loan, as such
things ate expensive.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wedneseays of
each month at I* o'clock p. 111. Visiting
Brethren cordially inviieil to attend,
K. C-ou.-Iay, Scribe.
Steamer Joan
L. P. LOCKE, MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS ns pn��sonilor8
and frclirhr limy offer
Leave Victoria. Tuesday. J n. in.
"  Nanaimo for Coniox, Wednesday. 7 a. ni
Leave Comox for Niuiaiiio,      Fridays, 7a.m.
'*     Nanaimo for Vicioria   Sntuidty, 7a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or nt Ihc Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
I
IVERY*
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union. B. C
3
EAMING-
--*<*. THE WEEKLY NEWS, JULY  16,  189..
XOCALS.
Spring medicines tor cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
drugstore.
'Mr. Young of Yarwood & Young, barristers, Nanaimo, was in town for two or
.three jays last week.
Photos for a number of people have
"been left bv the photo gallery people at
TfHE News' OFFICE. Please call and get
(thorn.
'Messrs Barker & Potts barristers, Nanaimo, have opi-ned a branch office in
room 2, McPhee & Moore Building,
Union.
The lumber is on the ground for a new-
residence for Mr. F.B. Smith. The site
ch isen is the height east of Third St.
.commanding a fine view.
FOR SAI.K.- A pair of heavy three year
old mares, well broke* have been working
nil spiing on farm. Easy terms if reuir-n
���eld. ttXpplv to Ceo, A. Heatherbell, Horn
by Isfc.nd.
Tlie call for a loin of $300 in last
'weeks piper was quickly met. Persons
.desiring loans on good security, having
.muneilo onion good security, should
placet small ad. in The News.
Mrs Essie Woods ol Huntingdon Ore
.jjon, mine up0.1 the Juan la*t Wednesday to assist in the rare olher broiher,
Mr. Arc-hard who has been sick at lhe
Jinspitul Mr. Arcliaid is now improvi.ig
-ami itiis expected he will be able to ac.
���company Mrs. Woods on her journey
ihome.
CEMETERY FUND.
Cash subscrilitinns received so far are
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Gleason, $5; W. Roy, $'; Ur. Lawrence, $5; L Mounce $5; J. McKim &
Sons; Jj.jo; A. C. Fultnn, $2. E. I'imbu
ry & Co. 2.50; 0. H. Fechner, Si; T. D,
McLean, $2; W. F. Lawson, Si; R. Sau-
ser, $1; G. 11. Scott,$i; i'hos. Horn, $1
Cash, $2
This list will be kept standing until the
canvass is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are received. Help
along the good �� ork.
Waverly
UNION,
B.C.
H. A. Simpson
Feus  n   ' silcitr. No's a ft 4
Cn iupjUI izf-it. .
mjAHTJAIMiO,    33.   C
LINDSAY,
LESSEE.
House.
now ready for the reception 01
guests. First class accommodation
for the travelling public. rates
reduced to regular hoarders
Walter Harvey.
Notary Public. Conveyancer,
Accountant Estate Agent
Private tuition.
OfNoo ever McPhee fe Moon's Hore.
StNSHINE AND HEALTH.
From Natural Feed.
Thecrourt of the great Sun King is re-
.opened His majesty in all his glory has
'resumed supreme rule���all disloyal blinds
and green shutters notwithstanding���un-
ttil the arrival of the autumnal equinox
'(Septerrbcr 23rd). Wu who >'alue the
'beneficent rays of liis most beaming
'C.iunienance far above all carpels, tapes*
itries and curtains, which lie has an evil
���reputation of damaging, rejoice with an
'exceeding great joy, only shared, per-
'���haps, ty/ the birds, butterflies, etc., and
quite unequalled by the fawning subjects
���ofany earthly monarch at the approach
of their sovereign. However much we
may hear of his tyranny and oppression
'to others in foreign lands, especially those
'wilhlll the Tropic* of Cancer, on the Coast
led his genial influence too little to be
.anything bin graieful for his manifold favours, at least those amongst us who fully realise the whole meaning of ihc word
Hkaliih.
O, tke sanitary stimulus of the solar
II glit; itll,warming, all enlivening, all-puri
Iving! Inciting and favoring the various
changes of matter which constitute the
prore.ses of life, ill.ease-preventing and
���removing.
The sun and air are Nature's great
viv.Here and cleansers. Their combined
infiuerue upon microbes and bacilli rend
ers them entirely nugatory in their eft'ecis
upon tie human system, as recent experiments made a' Naples ��.iih ihe bacteria
���of cholera amply deinonsirate.
In tiventy -lour hours no leys than 2,000
gallons of air pass through our lungs, and
tt.ie air that is expelled from them is unfit
ttn support life, it is even highly poison-
ous. Stirclv such a fact alone should
teach us to throw open wide the windows
:and let thc fresh air and sunshine pene
irate every nook and cranny, if not to
make us live almost in the upen air.
The *nndeiful effects of a holiday in
ttBc country nr bv lhe seaside are often
attributed solely to the change of air,
whereas, as a matter of fact, it is quite as
much tke increased amount of sunshine
people get at such times that proves so
.advantageous.
Miss B.B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
ancl Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
BARKER �� POTTS,
BARRISTERS,
SOLICITORS. NOTARIES, fcc.
Offlcie Room 8, McPhee & M��oro b'ld'g anil nt
NANAIMO. a 0.
I'. 0. tlHAWKK   18.
By the month, $25.
By  the  week,   $6.
Single meals, 25 cts.
Tickets tor   21   meals, $5 CO
EVERY   OONVENIECE
FOR MINERS
Nanaimo Saw Mill,
-���AND-
Sash ami Boor
FACTO  R Y
A. HASLAM, Prop]
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A   Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,  and  our
Celebrated
woven wire
we keep
Second Hand
Furniture
UNDERTAKING
DEPARTMENT.
Wecoid net every branch of the
(office-mill street.)      j Undertaking   Business   including,.
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
(1*. 0. Drawer '.It.   Telephone (Jail. Ml
NANAIMO, li. C.
E?" A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Win-
clows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
A Pare
PRACTICAL ARCHITECT
-AND-
BRIDGE & WHARF
BUILDER.
APPOINTMENT.
Mr. Bavid Jones, Courienay, has been
'appointed by the board of directors ofthe
���Cnnox Agricultural Society, to cam as for
imeinberr and collect fees, and all mem-
'bers are requested to pay their fees over
uo him.
TENDERS.
Will be received by the undersigned
���until Wednesday July 17th for the purchase or lease of The Waverly House,
���Cumberland, Union Mines, B.C.
This Uiuse being on the principal business street in a good location, offers a
igood chr.nce for investors, as the future
���of the Union coal mines is assured.
The b.ghest nr any tender not necessa
rily accepted.
For pjirticulars apply bv letter or per
���sonally to A. Lindsay,
Sec'y Waverly House Co., Ltd.
P.O.iJos 103, Union, P.O.
IUB SALS OB LEASE.
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
Comox iSay. It has a good house, bam,
chicken!house, and 20 acres of cultivated
land, alliin good condition.
J. W. McKenzie, Courtenay
UNION Biktry
UNION, B. C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart  will   be a
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
HOTEL DiCKSON
OUKtEBLAND   SHOE   SHOP.
I ha��e moved into my new shop on
First St., next lo the Customs off.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kindsxif men's, women's, and children's
shoes,   (live me a call.
Nelson Parks.
I. J. Theobald,
House and Sip Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
GRAINING A SPECIALTY.
All Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
CO*tT-T*E,JLCTO*RS
JA.ZTT2
BTJILOEES
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAViD JONES, Proprietor,
MANUFACTURER OK
SDOA WATER, LEMONADE, GINGER ALE,
Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottlsr of Different Brands of   Lager Beer,  Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
ISBQ- BEEB SOXjI" P*0*R CASH CNLTrT
COURTENAY, B. C.
FINE STOCK
ot Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
���XtTXOlX
33. C
Dickson & Co..  Props.
This Hntel is lilted up nitli
a degree of Elegance aim
regard to Comfuri and Convenience hitherto unknot* n
outside of Ihe large cities.
mm it
���CHOICEST���
LIQ,TJOie,S - + + + 7
= Ja.HT���>   OIC3--A.RS
Table Unsurpassed
NOTfCE.
Courtenay, May 13th, 1895.���To all in
iterested: I have this day appointed Mr
-Tom Beekensell to collect all outstanding accounts due to the Anlev estate during my tempory absence from ihc district
J.V.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
Empire P. and t Co.
A. C. Theobald. Manager,
p. a Bex isi,
House, Sign' and
Ornamental
Painters
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole Agents for
White Enamel
and   Gold
Signs.
T. D. McLean
-JEWELER:���
XTNION-, ���. C.
I
i
pups
Manufactured
Stage and Livery
C OTJHTEHSTA.T, B. O.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Bone,  ,',
J TllO BcsC Cougl, Sj-rup.l
STiutes Good. Uw lu tlmcC
Mgow by Imimrlirtn.
family, and   I
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I presume we have used over
one  hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure   for Consumption  in  my
am   continually   advising  others
I ever used.���W.
Dec. 29,1894.-
! and !-���-
Wood
Turning
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
I
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Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new-
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, Trop.
tion, and never have any com<
glaints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,
horey, Kansas, Dec 21st, 1894.
C. Miltenbkroer, Clarion, Pa.,
I sell Piso's Cure for Consump-
SFR/IitTQ- SPORTING  GOODS.
Spalding's  Base  Hall  Supplies.
m���"
Cricket Bats,
Balls, Wickets,
Batting Gloves,
���AMn-
Lni Guards.
Ayros'   Lawn Trunin,
Nell, Hulls It. Hnckol*.
Hlno ttoolc Traps  nnd
0 iij'   I'lKeoiu.
Park's Golf Clubs and Stlvertnwn Balls, ���:- Laity's Lncross Slicks
Immense Variety of Fishi ig Tackle,
Goods the Best    la-ta.    Prises the Lowest
WHOLESALE AMI KETAIL
CHAS.   E.   TISDALL,  Van
couver,
DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
j     Notice is hereby given thal|ltie partner
1 ship heretofore existing between Lti'vsnn
i McLeod, merchant tailors, has this
day been dissolved by tntnual consent,
The business will hereafter be roni'ncted
by W.F. Lawson who u ill pay all debis
and collect ail accounts due ihc firm.
William I*'. Lawson.
Man McLeod.
Union  B.C.
1st. July 1855.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUl'ERIOR AKT|.
CLE for lhe same money yttp)     **ii   *-��
��� AfliPP-MBE
V      '
AUKlCL'I.TL'r.I-:.
Iii selecting a lann the suiisuii
should receive due consideration. It
ought tu be nearly or quite as rich
in mineral mutter us that near the
.'surface. If possible, it Bhould have
drains of water running through it.
11 au impervious cloy, it will need
more thorough draining than ii" mixed
with gravel. If sand, it will hold untiling, will be easy io exhaust and
hard to renovate.
Nitrate ol Boda can be applied to
the best advantage immediately npon
the growing crops, as it is available
almost at once lor plant fund. This
Bait is much cheaper tiinu it was in
former years, nnd consequently it*
use is increasing.
Did you lorget that one ol .vour lirat
duties this spring was to "clean up
the wholo liirm. but more espeolallj
the doorynrd V This is nu easy tn>k
if the yard Is a sward ol green, and,
if not, It Is not yet too late to seed
it down, and lor the luturo Bave yourself labor nnd bring added Oomlort.
We do not insist upon flower beds,
but we do upon n smooth grass plot.
The principal injury weeds do to the
growing crop is to rob it ol the available nitrates contained lu the soil.
Weeds feed with especial avidity upon
these, uud when they have been taken
up thus, they are, ol course, uo longer
(available lor the crop. Tlie loss which
results from growing weeds is not
theoretical���it Is real.
Of the 13 countries where potatoes
are grown extensively, there is none
with bo low an average au acre as
the United States. Great Britain, Bel-
glum, Holland and Norway stand at
the head m productiveness. The two
and a hall million acres under cultivation lu the United States yield
ahout 175 million bushels; Great
Britain, with one nnd one-third million*! acres, produces more.
The Bole reason why the (armors of
tho United Kingdom raise the largest
crop of potatoes is because they take
care of Hie soil on which tlie potatoes
grow; the American farmer raises tlio
.smallest crop of all the nations because ho attempts it upon soil which
fulls to furnish necessary plant lood.
It Is altogether in the farming.
At the Benson in which the hay crop
begins to run short the farmer puts
tlie most value upou that article.
Now lie begins to economise. The
economy would bettor begin In thc
rummer of stacking or mowing his
crop lor the winter. Tlio modern
hay barn is a contrivance, w-hich Is
much commended Just now, but much
bay will be wasted tliis tail, nevertheless.
The " wonderful" pea can lie grown
as (ar North as the Ohio valley, and
should be sown on rough ploughed
ground and harrowed in. It should
not bo sown before .Tunc. For cow
bay nothing cau bo better, and to
mix with corn for ensilage It Is invaluable, as it will make a complete
ration.
CATTLE.
Without doubt a great deal of beef
goes to the market which haa cost
more to produce than It'will sett for.
The Virginia station made an attempt
to tost tho matter, and, feeding 18
steers for a iperiod of fivo weeks,
found the cost a pound of increase in
live weight varied from 8 to *o
cents. What cau be expected from
tho unsystematic (ceding by tlie unskilled farmer!) Gusss work must be
given up for tho scales.
The first cattle were exported from
tho (states to Glasgow -���" yenrs
ngo���two in oue week. It soon
reached 50 head at a cost of
$48.66 a licud, and because of this
excessive cost shipments were stopped
In 1874. The next yoar tliey were
again begun, and have continued to
increase, tho freight being now ��9.73
a head. prejudice against American meat hns given way to enthusiasm in Its favor.
For somo unknown reason U, S.
butchers discriminate against heifers,
but the Knglish butchers pay one cent
more a pound for them, saying thnt
thoy hnvc less bone and will stand
more cutting, bettor roasts being got
out ol them than from steers.
The South American States have
large herds nnil flocks eager to reach
the European markets, but they are
not yet graded up in quality. They
will some day awaken to their
chances and make for us formidable
competitors. The over the sea markets appreciate quality, and If we
would hold them we must keep our
stock up to their standard.
Refuse garden vegetables ni the
many varieties muko excellent food
for cows, and immediately increase
the flow nf milk. If fed in moderation and immediately after milking
thc danger that they will givo a taint
to the dairy products can be avoided; Fed with dry food, they arc a
valuable addition.
Prof, I.crthclot says that the epicure of thc future will dine on artificial meat, butter, vegetables, broad,
and other edibles, artificially made
Into the form of tablets. This theory
seems plausible In the (ace ol the
fart Hint we convert the cattle of nil
our " thousand hills" into beef ten,
oleomargarine nmi cannod meat, and
rind smaller bulks into which we placo
nil our food stuffs,
When feeding, hornless cattle cut
together like calves, nnd Blacep,
take less liarn room, can not hook
horses nor colts, and can not hurt
each other In shipment, which hns
bcnclltcil nur export cattle trade, as
we see that most ol our (Ine high
grades are hornless.
Dairy cows are (list dropping Into
the fashion of wearing no horns I lhey
aro mnre gentle, and thc cruel stanchion enn bo abolished. 'More humane methods are In vogue thnn the
use ol the old cruel saw, and chemical
dchorncrs aro used upon the calves
during the first weeks of their calf-
hood.
' POULTRY.    .
For pleasure or profit no duck fills
the bill better than the l'ekin. They
can   bo   raised   without   a   pond    of
water, and their meat Is the sweeter
therefore; but the duel; is thereby deprived ol that which makes life most
worth the living. Dunks in a. pond
make o picture of happiness.-
There Is growing demand fnr
ducks, cither alive or dressed, and
especially for dressed spring ducks;
but for'the average farmer it is
better 11 hatch tliein lu .May aud keep
them lor October market, at which
time tl�� y b.lng n.arly equally good
prices.
' Ducks begin laying when about
eight months old, and keep it up for
four or live months. They make a
business of it. One drake With four
ducks makes a sufficient family to
begin with. If so fortunate ns to
huve a meadow* with a clear stream
of wator running through It, the cost
of raising them Is practically nothing.
Pekin ducks aro moro easily raised
than chlokenB, are uot bo liable to disease grow faster, can bo marketed
earlier, and bring more a pound. "We
must not leave the feathers out ot the
account, which bring as much as
geese feathers, an item nut to lie
overlooked when several hundreds nre
to be dressed for market.
Beforo hot weather Is upnn us Is
the timo tu exterminate the lice. Let
bisulphide of carbon hang from the
roosts at night iu the closed coop;
the fowls will not mind tho smell,
and the vapor is deuth to Insect life.
Use it every third or fourth night
until effectual. During hot weather
keep Iu check with carbulato of lime
and sulphur In dust box, aud coal oil
ou the roosts.
Raising squabs for the market is a
paying business; they cost next to
nothing, and bring large returns. See
that they have warm quarters, well
protected Irom the storms aud from
all marauders. If you start with a
few young pigeons, they will need a
littio care and feeding of cracked
grains for a few days.
1'igeous multiply prodigiously, nnd
in the larger markets, especially in
New York, they will bring 'do cuts
each if young and plump. They
raise und cure for themselves. After
the slaughter, wrap tbem singly in
soft paper and pack iu straw. The
demand is never supplied.
If there nro lice on the brood nf
newly hatched chicks, a little coal oil
applied tn the feathers and wings nf
thc mother usually gets rid of them
promptly. It may be well tn put a
drop of crenin upon each downy head.
Then feed them corn, bread crumbs
and sweet milk to drink, and lot them
grow.
Poultry in largo flocks never do
well, for a large proportion of them
will always be sick from self-poisoning from their excrements. Lice nre
also much worse when numbers nre
kept together. It seems difficult tn
get farmers to realize the Importance
of those facts, however often repeated.
HORTICULTURE.
Ground (or strawberries slmuld be
pinughod anil crnss-pluughed, and even
sub-soiled, if mit naturally friable.
The rnots should be shortened one-
third and not doubled up,
as is too often the case,
and the earth about them
firmed. All but two or three of tho
centre leaves should be removed, and
the crown placed eveu with the
ground, but not covered.
If a little manure is uiixed with the
earth about strawberry plants when
set out it will be a help to them.
Then keep them clear of weeds. They
should be tilled with a fine toothed
cultivator nfter every rain, and, in
nny event, twice a week. "With a
hoe turn the runners in the right direction, nnd cover them, wheu necessary, to start a new plant.
Plants for winter flowering should,
before being set out in tho spring, be
potted in six-inch crocks, with hole
in'bottom plugged. They can be
burled iu the ground so as tn appear
planted as tho ntber flowers. When
the time of lifting arrives the pots
will be full of roots, ami the plants
in excellent condition for blooming.
Grape vines should be given free
nir circulation to nvoid disease of
leaf aud fruit. Good nud careful tillage is essential to their successful
cultivation; let it be deep for the
first year, nnd after that shallow.
Keop the weeds away, but do not
cut the roots in the process, In addition to this thoy need but a good
annual pruning.
Onco In the morning. Is often
enough to water house plants, nnd
let the water be about the temperature of the room. Setting pots In
dishes of water is not a good plan,
as, the roots become saturated, nnd
havo n tendency to rot. All water
.should be applied at the surface.
U. S. FOREST FIRES.
The question of preserving U. S. forests from destruction by (ire is certainly one of national importance,
nnd it is time'the Government at
Washington wns taking hnld of It.
Forest property which has required
from one to two hundred years, tn
make It merchantable is Baertftcedat
tho rate of $25,000,000 a yonr. The
cuuse nnd the remedy ure serious
problems,
Carelessness In clearing lands, es-
enpe of locomotive sparks, burning
over marshy grounds, carelessness
with matches and gun wads, escape
of [ire from coal pits, Incendiarisms
to hide timber stenls. lightning
strokes, and possibly friction and
spontaneous combustion nro nil
Bources of fires iu our woods.
Whether by accident, carelessness
or evil Intent, the spread nf- many ol
our fires might be prevented by systematic guarding of our forests. This
would be well worth tho cost, Spark
arresters upnn our locomotives, non-
combustible gun wad,-, common prudence nn the part nf Individuals, nnd
a general vigilance, such as Is exercised In Europe, would make our
loss much less.
i MONEY IN IT.
Featherstone���Now that Chlpson is
married, he stays at homo every
night, doesn't he ?
Ringway���Yes. He says he can't afford not to.
Featherstone���Why, would it cost
him eo much to go out ?
Ringway���No; but he Is teaching
liis father-tn-law how to play poker.
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women and children, so M. whispered
to me: "I'm going to bod dirty tonight unless those people clear out."
I told him that ho must not think of
such baso conduct, nnd I reminded
him of tho story In tho " Pink Wedding," of the igcntleman who refused hfa bath lu tho presence of the
moozmi Attendant-;, how she went
out and told her friends that tho
poor man was possessed of a caudal
appendage; and how ho had to flee
the village to prevent maltreatment
as an agent ol the devil.' My friend
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the buff." As each garment camo
oft tho crowd closed In, and tho women strove among themselves for
the pleasure of pouring water down
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���Sparkling eyes, quick beating heart,
ami tho rosy blush of pleasure ou tho
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itff
Hojack���What did that supper cost
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Touidtk���Thirty dollars nud costs.
" AYhat do you mean hy costs ?"'
" Well, my wife heard about It, and
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Blldad���There is only oue thing moro
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Bones���What a that?
Blldad���Elocution.
"Who nre these Anarchist people?"
askod Ethel. ,
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wash themselves," returned Johnny.
Miss De Rlcbe���Did the hostler ever
kiss you, Jane'.'
Jane���Did he? it makes no difference how watchful 1 nip, ho Is bui-o to
kiss me right under iuy nose.
"How will you have your eggs
cooked ?" usked the waiter.
"Mnko any difference In the cost of
'em ?" enquired the cautious customer
with the brimloss hat und faded
beard.
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"Then cook 'em with a nice slice o'
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"How long," said the youug man,
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sleeves get so high that it will bo impossible for oae woman to look over
them to see what the other woman
has on, they will Come down."
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"I am ready," be Said, "to make a
sacrillce for you."
Sho gestured deprecntlngly.
"Sacrifice'."' she repeated. "No,
Reginald. I nm ablo to pay. the reg-
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She smiled, as In the consciousness
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In tbe War Agtiiust Sin Prompt Cue uf the
Weapons to Hum!, However Awkward
or Simple, Should !)-*> Made���llie Let*8oa
of Shaniffar aud Hi*- Ox-li out.
Kew York, June 2.���In his sermon today Rev. Dr. Talmage discusses one of
the most heroic and picturesque characters in ancient Jewish history, a man
who. like many others who achieved
high distinction, came from the sturdy
rural classes���the agriculturists. The
subject of the sermon was "Shamgar's
Ox-goad," the text being: "After him
waa Shamgar, which slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox-
goad."   Judges, III., 81.
One day while Shamgar, the fanner,
was plowing with a yoke uf oxen, his
command of wlioa-luuv-gee was ohanged to the shout of battle. Philistines,
always ready to make trouble, march
up with sword and spear. Shamgar,
the plowman, had no sword, and would
not probably have known how to wield
it if he had possessed one. But light
he ninsL or go down under the stroke
of the. (PhilisLlnes, lie had an ox-goad
���a weapon used to urge on the lazy
team: a weapon about eight feet long,
with a sharp iron at one end to puncture the beast, and a wide iron chisel,
or shovel, at the other end with whioh
to scrape the clumps of soil from the
plowshare. Yet, with the iron prong
at one end of the ox-goad, and the
iron scraper at the other, it was not
such a weapon as one would desire to
use in battle with armed Philistines.
But God helped the farmer, and leaving the oxen to look after themselves,
he charged upon the invaders of hia
homestea,d. Some of the commentaries, to make It easier for Shamgar,
suggest that perhaps he led a regiment of fanners into the combat, his
ox-goad only one of many ox-goads.
But the.t-ord does not need any of
you to help in making the Scriptures,
and Shamgar, with the Lord on his
side, was mightier than six hundred
Philistines with the Lord against
them. The battle opened. Shamgar,
with muscle strengthened with open
air, and plowman's, and reaper's, and
thresher's toil, uses the only weapon
at hand, and he swings the ox-goad
un and down, and this way and that;
now stabbing with the iron prong at
one end of It, and now thrusting with
the Iron scraper at the other, and now
bringing down the whole weight of the
instrument upon the heads of the
enemy. The Philistines are In a panic,
and the supernatural forces come In,
and a blow that would not under
other circumstances have prostrated
or slain, left its victim lifeless; until
when Shamgar walked over the field,
he counted one hundred dead, two
hundred dead, three hundred dead,
four hundred dead, five hundred dead,
six hundred dead���all the work done
by an ox-goad with Iron prong at one
end and an Iron shovel at the othor.
The fame of this achievement by this
farmer with an awkward weapon of
war spread abroad, and lionized him,
until he was hoisted Into tlie highest
place of power, and became the third
of the mighty judges of Israel. So
you see that Cincinnati's was not the
only man lifted from plow to throne.
For what reason was this unprecedented and unparalleled victory of
a farmer's ox-goad put into the Bible,
where there was no spare room for
the unimportant and the trivial?
It was, first of all, to teach you, and
to teach me, and to teach all the past
agea since then, ancl to teach all the
ages to come, that in the war for God,
and against sin, we ought to put to
the best use the weapon we happen
to have on hand. Why did not Shamgar wait until he could get a war
charger, with neck arched, and back
caparisoned, and nostrils'sniffing the
battle afar off, or until he could get
war equipment, or could drill a regiment, and wheeling them into line,
command thern forward to the charge?
To wait for that would have been defeat and, annihilation. So he takes the
best weapon he could lav hold of,
and that is an ox-goad. Wo are called
into the battle for the right, and
against wrong, and many of us have
not just the kind of weapon we would
prefer. It may not be a sword of argument. It may not be the spear of
sharp, thrusting wit. Jt may not be
the battering ram of denunciation.
But there Is something we can do,
and some forces we can wield. Do
not wait for what you have not, but
use what you have. Perhaps you have
not eloquence, bnt you have a smile.
Well, a smile of encouragement has
changed the behavior of tens of thousands of wanderers, and brought thom
back to God, and enthroned them In
heaven. You cannot make a persuasive appeal, but you can set an
example, and a good example has
saved more souls than you could
count In a year, if you counted all
the time. You cannot give ten thousand dollars, but you can give as
much as the widow of the Gospel,
whose two mites, the smallest coins
of the Hebrews, were bestowed In
such a spirit as to make her more
famous than all the contributions
that ever endowed all the nospitals
and universities of all Christendom,
nf all time. You have vory limited
vocabulary, but you can say "yes" or
"no," and a firm "yes," or nn emphatic "no," has traversed the centuries, and will traverse all eternity,
wilh good Influence, You may not
have the courage to confront a large
assemblage, but you can tell a Sunday school class of two���a boy and a
girl���how to find Christ, and one of
them may become a William Carey,
to start influences that will redeem
India, and the other a Florence Nightingale, who will Illumine battle fields
covered with the dying and the dead.
That was a tough case In a town of
England where a young lady, applying for a Sunday school class, was
told by the superintendent she would
have to pick up one out of the street.
The worst of the class brought from
the street was one Bob. ne was fitted
out with respectable clothing by
the superintendent. But after two or
three Sabbaths be disappeared. He
was found with his clothes In tatters,
for he had been fighting. The second
time Bob waa well clad for school.
After coming once or twice, he again
disappeared, and waa found in rags,
consequent upon fighting. The teacher was disposed to give him up, but
the superintendent said, "Let ua try
him  again,"  ancl   the  third    suit    of
clothes was provided him. Thereafter he came until he was converted,
and joined the church, and started for
the Gospel ministry, and became a
foreign missionary, preaching and
translating the Scriptures. Who was
the boy called Bob? The illustrious
Dr. Robert Morrison, great on earth
and greater in heaven. Who his
teacher was I know not; but she used
the opportunity opened, and great has
been her reward. You may not be
able to load an Armstrong gun; you
may not be able to hurl a Hotchkiss
shell; you may not be able to shoulder
a glittering musket; but use anything
you can lay your hands on. Try a
blacksmith's hammer, or a merchant's
yard-stick, or a mason's trowel, or
a carpenter's plane, or a housewife's
broom, or a farmer's ox-goad. One
of the surprises of heaven will be
what grand results came from how
simple means. Matthias Joyce, the
vile man, became a great apostle of
righteousness, not from hearing John
Wesley preach, but from seeing him
kiss a little child on the pulpit stairs.
Again, my subject springs upun us
the thuuglit that in calculating the
prospects uf religious attempt* we must
take omnipotence, und uuiniscicnce,
and omnipresence, and all the other attributes uf God into the calculation.
Whom do yuu see un that plowed field
of my text? One bearer says, *"l tsee
Shamgar." Another hearer says. "I
see six hundred Philistines." My hearer, yuu have missed the chief personage on that battle field of plowed
gruund. 1 also see Shamgar and si**.
hundred Philistines, but more than
all, and mightier than all, and mure
overwhelming than all, 1 see Gud.
Shamgar with his unaided arm, however muscular, and with that humble
instrument made lor agricultural purposes, and never constructed fur combat, could not have wrought such victory. It was Omnipotence abuve, and
beneath, aud back uf, and at the point
of the ox-goad. Before that battle
was over,, the plowman realized this,
and all thc six hundred Philistines realized it, and all who visited the battle
field afterward appreciated it. I want
in heaven to hear the story, for it can
never be fully told on earth���perhaps
some day may fte set apart fur the
rehearsal, while all heaven listens���the
story of how God blessed awkward and
humble instrumentalities. Many an
evangelist has come into a town given
up to wo rid I in ess. The pastors say to
the evangelist, "We are glad you have
come, but it is a hard field, and we
feel sorry for you. The members of
our churches play progressive euchre,
and go to the theater, and bet at the
horse races, and gaiety and fashion
have taken possession of the town.
We have advertised your meetings, but
are not very hopeful. God bless you."
This evangelist takes his place on platform or pulpit. He never graduated at
college, and there are before him twenty graduates of the best universities.
He never took one lesson In elocution,
and there are before hhn twenty trained orators. Many of the ladies present are graduates of the highest seminaries, and one slip In grammar or one
mispronunciation wiil result in suppressed giggle. Amid the general chill
that pervades the house, tlie unpretending evangelist opens his Bible and
takes his text, "Lord, that my eyes
may be opened." Opera glasses In the
gallery curiously scrutinize the speaker. He tells in a plain way the story
of the blind man, tells two or three
touching anecdotes, and the general
chill gives way before a strange
warmth. A classical hearer who took
the firat honor at Yale, and who is a
prince of proprieties, finds his spectacles becoming dim with a moisture
suggestive of tears. A worldly mother
who has been bringing up her sons
and daughters in utter godlessness,
puts her handkerchief to her eyea and
begins to weep. Highly educated men
who come to criticise, and pick to
pieces, and find fault, bow on their
gold-headed canes. What is that sound
from under the gallery I It is a sob,
and Bobs are catching; and all along
that wall, and up and down the audience, there Is deep emotion, so that
when, at the close of the service, anxious souls are Invited to especial seats,
or -the inquiry room, they come up by
scores, and kneel and repent, and rise
up pardoned; the whole town is shaken,
and places of evil amusement are sparsely attended, and rum holes lose their
patrons, and the churches are thronged, and the whole Community is
cleansed, and elevated, and rejoiced.
What power did the evangelist bring
to bear to capture that town for righteousness'/ Not one brilliant epigram
did lie utter. Not one graceful gesture did he make. Not one rhetorical
climax did he pile up. But there was
something about him that people had
not takeu in the estimate when they
prophesied the failure of that work.
They had not taken Into calculation
the Omnipotence of the Holy Ghost.
It was not the flash of a Damascus
blade. It was God, before, and behind, and ail around the ox-goad.
When people say that crime will triumph, and the world will never be
converted because of the seeming Insufficiency of the means employed,
they cuunt the six hundred armed Philistines on one side, and Shamgar, the
farmer, awkwardly equipped, on the
other side; not realizing lhat the
chariots of God are twenty thousand,
and that all heaven, cherubic, seraphic,
archangcllc, Deific, is on whal otherwise would be the weak side. Napul-
eon, the author uf tho saying, "Gud Is
on the side of tlie heaviest artillery,"
lived to find out hia mistake; for at
Waterloo the one hundred aud sixty
guns of the Knglish overcame the two
hundred and fifty guns of the Freueh.
God Is on the side of lhe right, ami
one man in the right will eventually
be found stronger than six hundred
men in the wrong, lu all estimates
uf any kind of Christian work, do not
make the mistake every day made of
leaving out the Head of the Universe.
Go out, then, I charge you, against
the Philistines, We must admit the
odds are against us���six hundred to
one. In the matter of dollars, these
devoted to worldilness, and sin, and
dissipation, when compared with the
dollars devoted to holiness and virtue
���six hundred to one. The houses set
apart for vice, aud despoliation, and
ruin, as compared with those dedicated to good, six. hundred to one. Of
printed newspaper sheets Bca-ttere.1
from day to day, those depraving
aa compared with those elevating, are
six hundred to one. The agencies for
making the world worse compared
with the agencies for making the world
better, six hundred to one. But Moses,
in his song, chants. "How should one
chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight? and In my text one
ox-goad conquers six hundred uplifted
battle-axes; and the day of universal
victory la coming, unlosa the Bible be
a fabrication, and eternity a myth,
and the chariots of God are unwheeled
on the golden streets, and the last regiment of the celestial hosts lies dead
on the plains of heaven. With us. or
or without us, the work will be done.
Oh, get Into the ranks somewhere,
armed somehow; you with a needle;
you with a pen; you with a good book;
you with a loaf of bread for the hungry; you with a vial of medicine for
the sick; you with a pair of shoes for
the bore-footed; you with a word of
encouragement for the young man
trying to get back from evil ways;
you with some story of the Christ who
came to heal the worst wounds and
pardon the blackest guilt, and call
the farthest wanderer home, I say to
you as the watchman of London used
to say at night to the house-holders,
before the time of street lamps came,
"Hang out your light!" "Hang out
your light!"
TOLSTOI ON HOItfAN SUFFBRING,
Nine-TenthB or Whioh Ih Cuolou aud OooJd
Ins Avoided.
Count Tolstoi writes in the Ucvuo
Eacyclopedlquo no (follows: "Go
through a Crowd ol people��� preferably city people; examine these tired-
anxious, wasted (aces; remember
your lire und thc lives ol tho men
Whom you hnvo known intimately;
recall the violent deaths, the suicides, uf which yuu huve heard���aud
ask yourself the reason ol all this
death, suffering nnd despair, And you
will sec, however strange it may appear, that the cause ol atne-tenths of
human suffering Is the present life of
tho world, that this suffering is useless, that It could bu avoided, and
that the majority uf men are martyrs
tu worldly ideas.
" Iteccntly, on a rainy autumn Sunday, I crossed the market near the
tower of Soulkhavev, in a street car.
For a third of a mile the car made
its way through a dense crowd that
closed In again behind us. From morning till evening these thousands uf
men, most of them hungry nnd lu
rags, jostle each other in the mud,
dispute, deceive and hate each other.
Tho same thing goes on In the markets uf Moscow and uthcr cities. These
men will pass their evenings iu tho
wiue shops, and afterward will seek
their holes and corner,**. ..Sunday is
their best day.. Monday they begin
again their accursed existeuce,
"Think uf the existence of tliese
men, of the situation which they
abandon, ancl of that which they
choose. Consider the.labor to which
they give themselves, and yuu will
see that they are martyrs.
"All have left their fields, their
houses, their fathers and their brothers, often their wives nnd children. They have renuunccd everything and come to thc city to acquire that whicli the world considers
necessary. All of them ure there,
from the operative, the coachman, the
seamstress, and the prostitute, to
the wealthy merchant, the officeholder, and the wives of all of them,
to say nothing of the tens of thous-
ands nf unfortunates who have lost
everything and live nn scraps and
brandy iu the free lodging houses.
"Go through this crowd; watch
poor and rich alike; look for a man
who says that he is satisfied and
believes that ho possesses what the
world deems necessary ; you will not
find oue in a thousand."
TEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
William E. Gladstone has announced that ho cannot undertake
to either read or answer any letters
that may be addressed to him.
Tho Due de Horny, probably the
foremost amateur phogographer of
the day in France, is reported to have
paid something like $00,000 for hia
earner^ equipment.
M. Jules Vcrue, though in his 79th
year, wurks for five or six hours a
day. He is now engaged upon a
story for 18U7, but he hns five manuscripts ready for tho printers.
General Annenkoff, constructor of
the Russian Central Asian railway,
has beeu appointed one of the vice-
presidents uf the International Congress of Geography to be held in
London In July next,
General Stuart, tlie Confederate cavalry leader, is to have a noble monument erected to his memury, and the
Uichmond, Va., City Council has already appropriated ��1 0,700 fur the
purchase of **he site.
Vlcturlen Sardou, when staging one
of his plays, has an eagle's eyo for
details. At a recent dress rehearsal
In Paris lie compelled an actor to
leave the stage and delay the action
of the play until a frayed button on
his coat waa replaced by a new ono.
Thero used to ho a belief that no
pope would rule as long as twenty*-**
flvo years, but Plus IX. refuted tliis
notion, for ho ruled thirty-two years.
Of 2C3 popes, however, only eleven
ruled longer than seventeen years.
On March Snd Pope Leo XIIL entered
on the eighteenth year of his rule, ami
the eighty-sixth of hla life.
BRIDGET'S ALTEUNATlVG,
Mistress���'Bridget, I must object to
your extravagance; yuu sit hero lu
tho kitchen rending, with two gnu
Jets blazing until 11 o'clock every
night!
Bridget���Well, ma'am, If you'd only
let mc In ther tain my glntlomnn frind
horn three nights a week I'd hnvo as
littio USO for the gas as Mlt-K .Mabel
do In tho parlor on tho nights whin
she recaves the attritions o' that
young dude wid the shkiniiy legs an'
tho jihwhito hair.
SHE WAS KO  POLITICIAN.
" Did yuu seo all thoso dreadful
charges the papers mako against
yuuV" en id the politician's wife.
" I did," waa tho reply. " What am
I going to do about it?" ���
" Why," she answered, almost sobbing, " 1 ���I'd make that horrid editor
provo every wurd of them, so I
would."
"Prove 'cm? Great guns! That's
exactly what I'm anxious to keep him
from doing If I  can!"
The Chicago Directory, which will
he published in a few days, will give
the city a minimum population of
1,005,000.
HOW   TO  AVOID SUNSTROKE,
And What to do Wlien Attacked by
tlie Malady.
The it..,u-i of iieitiih'-t itu leu���The Difference between Ueai-fcxhitiMiitMi nud
iiL-Ht-itri-kt*���Soma Wise Precautions���
The Proper Trent ment of Patients.
Sunstroke weather has followed
sharply upon pneumonia weather this
season. Hero are the rules issued by
the Philadelphia Board of Health for
preventing and treating suustroke:
Sunstroke Is a condition caused by
exposure to excessive heat. Two forms
are recognized���heat exhaustion and
heat stroke.
Heat exhaustion���Prolonged exposure to high temperature, particularly when combined with physical cx-
crtlun, Is liable to bj followed by
great prostration, collapse, restlessness, and, In severe casus, by delirlim.
Unlike heat Btroke, the surface of the
body is usually cool, tho pulse small
and rapid, aud the temperature normal���as low as 'J.j degrees or UG degrees, it is uot necessary that thu
person shall have been exposed to thc
direct rays of the sun, as tho condition may come oa wheu working iu
close, coufined rooms during midsummer and wheu exposed to great artificial heat, as iu laundries, fopndries,
bake shops aud engine rouius.
Sunstroke or heatstroke���This is
chiefly coufined to persons working
very hard while exposed tu the sun.
It is common in our large cities, but
is not unknown lu the cpuntry. Those
habituated to the use of beer and
whiskey and the debilitated arc especially predisposed tu attacks.
SYMPTOMS.
The attack may be sudden and the
patieut be struct down aud dia within an hour with symptoms of heart
failure- difficult breathing, and loss of
cousciuusucss. The usual form cuiues
ua during exposure, with paiu in the
head, dizzinefcst a feeling uf weakness, and sumetimes nausea and vomiting, Tho loss of consciousness may
be ouly transient or It may bo complete. Tho face is flushed, the skin
puugent, the pulse rapid aud full, and
tho temperature very high, frum 107
degrees tu 110 degrees. Tho breathing is labored and deep, sometimes
luud. It is important to auto that in
iheat exhaustion the skin is moist, pale
and cool; tho breathing easy, though
hurried; tho pulse small und soft, and
thc senses entire; while in heat-stroke
there is usually insensibility and great
heat uf skin.
PRECAUTIONS.
Dark, cluse-fitiug and heavy clothing und sucu as compresses tue chest
aud neck Should nut bo wprn during
tho heated term. For those who are
obliged -to labor iu the sun, light
clothing and a straw or light felt
hat, permitting frco circulation of
tho uir, are preferable.
On very hoi* days ono should drink
frequently of cool water in moderate
quantity. It is injurious to drink a
large quantity of ice water, cold
beer, soda, water or other mineral
waters or Iced drinks. Cool water
In which oatmeal has been stirred-is
a safe and refreshing drink. Immediate death 1#. .sometimes caused by
" ieo cold" drinks. The Immoderato
use of alcoholic beverages Is also
dangerous.
Tho sleeping room should bo freely
ventilated. Constipation of tho
bowels should be avoided. When overheated work slowly, frequently, cooling the head, chest, back and wrists
with cool Water. Keep a wet
sponge or cloth in t-he hat. When
ou a very hot day tne skiu becomes
hot and dry, and a stinging, burning sensation Is felt In tho head, and
the face is flushed and .the eyes bloodshot, and there Is tendency to urinate frequently the person should Immediately quit work, seek quiet and
a cool place, and if not speedily relieved from tlio oppressive sensation
of heat, take a cold bath, submerging or wetting the head.
TREATMENT.
Remove tho patient to a cool and
shady place, whero there is plenty uf
fresh, pure air. Strip tho clothing
to thc waist aud placo tho sufferer in
a recumbent position. Pour cold
water (ice water) upun the head and
chest uud wrist until consciousness
returns. Apply Ice to tho head nnd
rub the body with It, but If the skin
is cold no ice Should be applied. When
practicable /the patient should bo
put In a bath at 7u degrees to reduce tlie temperature.
In heat exhaustion stimulants
should be given freely, and'if thc temperature is below normal, as shown
by the skin being cold and clammy,
the hot bath should bo used. . Ammonia and water may bo given, If
necessary.
Tho subject or sunstroke Is liable
tu a second attack, nnd should do
no mental work fur months, and keep
from all excitement.
L'NTACTl'L'L.
The pages of amusing literature are
stocked with the sayings of honei t
and untactlul people. The following
Incidents, have, moreover, the merit
uf being strictly truo:
A lady who had studied an elementary treatise of astrology one day
took it upou her to "cast the horoscope of a boarding house acquaint-
onco.
"Let me sec," she began, after taking down tho day of the 'subject's'
birth, "you arc in Aries. Aries is intellect. Why, no I" sho suddenly exclaimed, looking up, as tlio full forco
of the dcflnltlun struck her, "there
must be some mistake. Yuu can't be
lu Aries I"
Another Innocently frank person
waa admiring the baby grandson of a
famous man.
"Now," said she, encouragingly, to
tho parents of tho child,"thls boy will
be a genius. It is perfectly safe to expect it, for you know genius always
skips ono generation I"
mm AE1 OOMMIHTIi
Tbe Boston Herald looks for great
things from the opening of China anil
Japan, anil It thinks Britain has tho
most to gain by it It says : " We
buy from Japan about five times as
much as we sell her, while England
sells Japan about five times as much
as he buys from her.'
The St, Thomas Times errs ia accepting the New Vork Sun's statement that the age of consent to
marriage is fixed for females iu Ontario ut sixteen years. The Provincial statute requires that both parties to the contract shall be 21, or
shall have tlie consent of parents or
guardians in order to Becure a
license.
Writing from Atlanta, Go,, a correspondent of tlie Stratford Beacon
remarks on the fact that he noticed
twenty-three liritish flags displayed
In the stage and box decorations of
tlie Opera House at u reception. Tlie
howl against foreign flags In the
States as In Canada comes from tbe
most nndeBlrable class ol the populace,
The Slonno-Burden nuptials at
Lenox, Mass., yesterday weru marked
by a more than Roman prodigality.
The brides.trousseau cost $40,000,
uno tlie wedding gifts were valued at
"STOO.OOO. Tiio other Incidentals
made up over $1,000,000. That is
grandeur, but grandeur Is not necessarily happiness.
A contemporary informs u correspondent that " golf is not pronounced
according to its spelling, but as If it
wero spelled " g-o-f-f," thc " 1" not
being sounded. In some parts of
Scotland it is called " gowff" nnd
In parts of England a dialectic "goff"
prevails, but neither is proper. It Is
pronounced as it is spelled, the " o"
being sounded us in tiie word " not."
Mr. Davin's endeavor to gain the
eternal gratitude of the women of
Canada by giving them a chance to
vote for members of Parliament has
failed for the present, two divisions
being taken before tlie question was
settled, it Is very saddening to road
that the naughty men roared with
laughter while the voting was going
ou. They will roar with something
else when they get home nnd their
wives nnd daughters get them by the
hair. Of course this remark does not
apply to Sir. Davin, who has neither
wife nor daughter,  nor hair.
Up in Snrnin tho Lord's Day Alliance has scored a victory" and tho
police have been instructed to Btop
the delivery ol milk on Sunday. It
is understood that as tiie cows cannot
bo made to respect the Alliance's
views and will go on secreting milk
on Sunday tliey may bo milked, but
the straining of the milk, or its delivery to those who use It, will not
be allowed. The milking of tlie cows
Is a measure ol mercy to the dumb
brutes ; the Infants wlio require fresh,
pure milk nre human, and therefore
must conform to the Alliance's idea,
of the proprieties nnd take stale milk
ou tlie Lord's Day, or go hungry.
The London Free Press advises boys
to study botany and thus obtain ;i
useful knowledge of plants. The advice is good, although wo think tho
Eree Press Is probably in error in
.stating that -'city children, wandering In strange woodlands, have boen
known to dig and eat tiio Indian turnip with ratal results." Tho bulb of
the wild, or Indian turnip (Arisaema.
triphylliim) or .Tnck-in-thc-Pulpit, is
used by the nborlgines fur food, the
acrid matter, which makes its eating
while fresh so unpleasant, being expelled by drying. .But tliere aro many
plants against which a little rudimentary botany would protect children. Tiio wild parsnip lias caused
the dentil ol many a boy and girl,
nnd tlio poison ivy and others of tlie
rims family have caused many suffering, whicli a slight acquaintance with
structural botany Would hnvc averted,
Ily ull means, let thu boys and girls
be urged to cultivate habits of observation In the field ol botany.
LIVED ON TEN 0ENT8 A YEAIS.
" Say,' Kill a gentleman to a Louisville Commercial, " i have J.ist, heard it
remarkable story, nnd It Is plausible,
too. Its about a man who lived nil
winter on ton cents and had the samo
ten cents ivhon the flowers bloomed In
tho spring. To begin with, he bad a
sleeping place, but nothing savo tho
lonely dliuo to stnvo off tiio pangs ol
hunger, and ho was too buy to work.
Calling upon a wealth; merchant wlio
was nn lnveterato smoker, ho mado
nn arrangement to provide him with
a t��n-ceiit cigar every day nt 11
o'clock. Tho merchant was to givo
him a dlmo for It. My hero 'dropped
iuto a saloon ut 10 o'clock, called for
a ten-cent cigar, paid for It with his
dlmo, lie then nto a good meal nt the
lunch counter, doing over to tho
store ol the merchant ho delivered tho
cigar and left with tho original capital in his pocket, lie kept It up all
winter, nnd may be nt it yet for nil
I know,*' G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
LATE LOCALS.
Hot water taps put in by Anderson.
Work has commenced on .Mr. F. B.
Smith's new house.
New novels, plain and fancy stationery at Pimbury's.
Mr. Henry Kells has opened a boot
and shoe shop in William's block.
There are various damaging rumors
about town; but don't mind the crookers.
The   fanners   arc   making   hay   now
while the sun shines.
Picnic parties   have   been   quite   the
thinf* lately.
A little opposition has put a co.it of
Oaint on Kilpatrick's livery stable.
The new Lindsay Mouse will be ready
for occupancy by August I. It is lieinj;
painted blue.
The next meeting of Nelson Camp
44 will beat Oddfellows hull Wednesday
July 24, at X p. in.
A house occupied by an Italian, not
far from Glefison's boarding house caught
fire last Tuesday: soon extinguished.
The workmen in No. 5 shaft are cutting through the shale which covers the
main seam which is expected to be reach
ed in a day or two.
1'lumbing in all ils branch by Anderson
The stable of Mr. W. Waiter at the
brick yard burned down last Sunday afternoon with all its contents, including
a horse, harness, bale of hay, and some
tools; loss about $12'.
A good deal of sympathy is expressed
for Mr. and Mrs Carter on account of the
sudden disappearance of Young Caner
who has always borne a good character
Dr. Scharschmidt has received, upon
the endorsement of Mr. Joseph Hunter
M. P. P., a lucrative appointment upon
tbe police force, and stationed at Rivers
Inlet   He left tor the  north lust  week.
Mr. Mathew Gibson and wife (nee
Maria Stewart) who were married a few
weeks ago at thc residence of Mr. II. C.
McQuillan, where lhey resided for awhile,
have removed to their own ranch north
of Mr. (Ieo. Grieve's. *
PANTHER  UAIdT
A panther visited the premises of Mr.
Charles Hrydges last night (Monday) and
killed two pigs and badly clawed and
tore another. The pigs sounded tlie
alarm and Mr. Bridges came tn the rescue in time to save the oilier eight. The
panther got away and when be returns
will be offered a tempting dose of poison
���a sort of sugar pill. A posse has also
being organized which is out on the hunt
for him this afternoon. If seen he wiil
be given some lend pills which while
very effective sometimes sit hard on the
stomach.
Baths placed at short notice by Ander- *
ton.	
sVKeaeassstertTst.^..iiLLLBSfs9ffmK-ai'.K^Kee3SLfjst
WILLIAMS & HUNTER,
NOTARIES  & j^OCOTJ-.lsrTA.lsrT3.
leal Estate apd Jpsufapce
Lots for Sale on Penrith ancl Man'port Avenues.
buses to Rent or Sell.
IMPEBILLED PICKNIOKERS.
A party of fifteen Indies mil gentlemen
in. Iiirii-1**, young j^rls went out to I'lint-
Indge lake fora sail la*-l Sunday afternoon.
It was pretly windy and of course the wa
tor was rounh. Nothing unusual however, happened until the boat was taken
around to where the tideless waters empty into lhe Courtenay River. Here are
the first falls or rapids. Good boatmen
shootjJown them without dinger, but the
gei.t'emen on board the Sunday rraft
were not sailors. The one wlio aclei* as
captain did the best he could but the others in nine times out ot ten did directly
opposite 10 what they were told. The
boat pitched and tumbled md w,is being
gradually borne towards the rapid**** The
little ones screamed, and nne ofthe gen*
tlemen lost hope and with blanched lips
shouted���
"We must all perish trigether."
A little jflrl moaned���"If I mu-u die I
don't want to be drowned''
A tree lies in the Like prone from the
western side near the mouth of the rapids. From thc boa: on io this one of
the valourous gentlemen sprang. At
such a time it is each fnr himself, .md
calico isn't of much value except as a
float. It was supposed at least to be a
life or death struggle The ladies were
the only cool ones aboard and will
doubtless accept the next invitation to
sail -with the right escort.    Fortunately
McR and "his girl" had landed in a
small canoe near.   A rope  was thrown
to them which McR secured, and the
two boat*-* were pulled toward each other
where lhey danced a jig together in the
current. Finally the> succeeded in land
ing and then rescued the gentleman in
thc tree. The ladies and children walked and scrambled around the shnre from
the mouth of the river pas-dm; indentations and through wet and swampy \
ground, under logs, over logs and up
heights and through the brush until lhey
jl smJSBaas���n .���MW-aawS'-ttia*^^
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FURS,   HIDES,   PELTS,   WOOL   Sec.
1     SHIP ALL SUCH GOODS TO -I-
fe.  Millan & Co
Incorporated.
200-212   First Avenue  North, ..-*..,
MINNEAPOLIS, _- __- -      -    _^__ ���     MINN.
Goods bought rl&ht ont; Shipping tags f pee upon request-
no commission charged- Tttereis No UUTY on Raw Furs
Fair selee, ion; immediate returns. op any of the goods we handle.
ftarWrite for Circular giving Latest Market .Prices, .ps
reached home, utterly exhausted, not fnr
frnm midnight. Two of the gentlemen
including the one who consoled them
with the idea that they must all perish to
gether du! not reach town until next day.
HOSPITAL
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.
Hilly Stevens who was so badly injured at No. 5 shah was the recipient on
Saturday of some nice flowers, sent bv
Mr John Whee-.veh (Liverbool Jack )
I      A box of choice mint was presented by
I Mr. Perrio who was formerly an inmate
ofthe hospital.
Nurse Maud Smith was kindlyremem-
i hered on the first ot the week by Mrs4.
��� Willemar of Sandwick in the way of a
j lovely basket of il.mers.
POLISHING ROOK  DISCOVERED.
Mr. H. C. McQuillan ha-* discovered a
seam of hnlhaiuihe or polishing stone
which pioitu-e- |o be superior in nil oiher
metal poli hinjj -.nbs.awt- known.. It is
a deposit ���nffit-Hi'.lv targe in cover any
commercial demands.
BED ROCK PRICES.
On and alter July 1st. 1 will let
single rles top a drive to Courtenay fop $1.50.
D. KILPATRICK
KEW ARD
A reward nf $25 will be paid for information leading i.i the conviction of the
person who recently killed a sieer belong
inj* to me on Riibson's ranch.
Simon Leiser.
NOTICE.
All bills against the Union and Comox
District Hosi'ital most de sent 10 I. H.
McLean, *>ecretarv. P. 0. box   No.   114.
Fou N\i,r. Two finp ynniiji Herlcs'tire
boars.. Applv to Win. llui'mi-inii. Sand.
i.irk, i'.D.
Esquimalt & Nanuimo R'y
Time Table  No.   24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday,   April   5th    1805.   Traint
ran on  Pacific  Standard
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ttoliirit T.okot-i will bti iamod bnfwwn Ml
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tuiii not later limn Sunday.
Ui-tiirn Tlokols Tor on** uiul a halt onlluatf
favo mny bo pii-uJinMitV dully to all vuinu,
Komi lor fltiveii di>j. hiotiitliny ilny of lit at,
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���nmrtrv wliut'u llm i-iivl* faro lu iweiUy.flv
centB,
Tlir*)uali ralos hot wen Vi.-inr'jini.rtromox.
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.t'llnwloiiapi'licfttliiHtoTlvkv't Avem, Victoria
I)hh��;ii.'b Aiul  Srtiiaiinu BlH'loilS,
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11. K.l'ltlOll.
fimi. Kri'ttrltl **; il r'asm-iiuer Atct.
Drs  Lawrence &  Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
TJ2STI01T B.C.
f*<inri(-n��y nnd ibe Baj will l>i> vltiioil ivro
V\  ���'ilit'-iUy Ult'-llUKlli fr-i* llii*   -.lUri-hlM*  I'f IUB
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Pnt*eiit**i U' a ihuiHin c wi)  ii'i-i Ive rh'-ij nt
lt��i,li(*Ii mi ICilOlf't "1 'lol-apiouc nii'hi'HJ'V-
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INIew Goods
t.s#vl/
P*lew Goods
&to,n>m
Yards of Cotton Goods received direct from the manufacturer by the last bont  Factory Cottons-   Canton Flannels
���::-���Flannelets���House   Lining���Ginghams���' " ���
Bleached sheetings���unbleached sheetings cottonades���pillow cottons.
These   Goods  were   bought  fully   25%  less   than   the   regular   wholesale   price   and   we   arc   offering   them
SSrCHEAPER    THAN   EVER   BEFORE   IN   UNION.^5 " J\
j A fine all cashmere vest@35 c*s*���3 for $ 1.  (J
Have you seen the bargains wc are offering in Ladies underwear? f A better line at 40, or two for 75 cents,
^Wool and silk mixed Qi 50, 60 and 75 cts.
NEW GOODS
NICE G00DS
CHEAP GOODS
SIMON LEISER
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