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NO.   202.   UNION   COMOX   DISTRICT,    B.   C,   TUESDAY   SEPT. 22nd,    1896.   $2.00   PER   ANNUM.
Choice fresh and salt meats, headcheese, bolonga, sausages
and vegetables, fruitand eggs
always on hand
latest by Wire
Show Us-
A successful merchant and we will show you
a man who keeps thoroughly posted and
watches the cost of every single article he
Rnle Applies to Economical Houstapers.
That's the reason the women of Union use Jj|
our prices as a standard for what they should jfl
pay for goods elsewhere,
Should be taken to
The Ideal Cash Grocery
Tour Attention
Ie respectfully called to the fact that we are now located
at Stevenson's old atand, opposite Livery Stable, in the
Vendome Building. The rapid growth of our trade has
rendered thii move into larger premises a very necessary step
We Shall Now
Be able to carr y a more complete stock of staple and fancy Oroceries, Flour and Feed, etc., etc. By this boat a
large consignment of the celebrated G. B. ohocolates, Caramels, Friz* Packages, Bon Bons and Mixed Oandy.
Choice dairy and creamery Butter at 35 and 30 cents per
pound.   Fresh Fruit, etc., etc.
Partridge and Rennison,
Wiix>am�����At Fair Oaks, Sacramento,
Cal., en August 8th, Mr, David Williama,
age49 HeUavesa widow and one child
hath living in Oomox,
Union   Shipping.
Supt. 15th.��� The Tliistlo loft tilth 22 tnat
of coal for the New Kngland fish Co.
Sept. 19th.���The Minneola left with
3,300 tona of eoal for the Southern Pacilic
at Lot Angeles.
Sept. 19th.���The str. Hopeh left with
623 tons of ooal bound for Yokohama via
Astoria, Oregon.
Sept. 19th.���The Rapid Transit left with
458 tons of ooal for American navy at Port
Sept. Mth.-Str. Maude left with 164
tons of ooal for the C. P. N. Viotoria,
Sept, 20th.���The Tepic left with 403 tons
af eoal for the 0. P. R. Vancouver.
Dae Richard III, the Monmouthshire and
���tr. Chlttagong.
Subscribe for THE News $:.oc pei
Sunday evening, about 6 o'olook, three or
four carriages were held up on the road just
as you le-tve Courtenay cmiug towards Uo.
iim. Tlio att.ioI.ioji putty consisted s>f a
single perion���a bnrly looking laborer.
His method was peouliarj Instead of presenting himself ot Uiu front with pistol iu hand
ho sprang to thn mar and with the declaration he wus n " special " boldly searched
for���something, With one parly he found
a bundle ef wet clothes and some fresh lish;
and with another, two so-called wild dnoks,
but whioh proved to be very tame. What
waa he after? ia ths query. None of the gen
tlemen held up were ever known to have
any "oreatnre comforts " in their buggy
boxes, when returning from a fishing o
hunting trip,
There was a pleasant dancing party at
the residence of Wm. Mathewson, Esq.,
on Monday night; celebrating the birth .
days of his daughters.
Monday forenoon J, Frew shot at a dove���
and hit Mr. Parry, who now wears a white
cotton band around hia head,
Vancouver budget.���Fniz Herzbirg.
a native of Germany, shot himself list
Friday night. He had been selling liquor at Steveston, and had become despondent owing to illness. He came tip
to the city, got drunk, bought a revolver,
went to a lonely spot, put tbe revolver in
his mouth and blew his brains out.
The delegates from New Westminster
to Ottawa, on tbe Fraser River improvements, have been successful, it is said
They are expected back next week.
Sportsmen are deploring the fact tha
willow grouse are being killed off by thc
Burglars are frightening New Westminster citizens and a number of petty
thefts have been committed.
It is reported that Chas. Seymour, Sr.,
has made a great great discovery on Pitt
Luke, of gold bearing quartz.
Nanaimo news.���Thos. Ketcben mining broker, of Nanaimo, has returned
from Alberni well pleased with the mines
and predicts great things there.
The Nanaimo Agricultural and Horticultural Society's third exhibition, was
opened Friday with a magnificent display
of fruit and vegetables.
Sept i8.���The Pete Jebson has arriv*
ed also Glory of the seas. There is due
Hark VVilna, Ship Elwell, Wellington,
and Oriental.
The second annual show of the Wellington District Horticultural, Agricultural and Industrial Society, is being held
at Wellington to-day. While the entrance in some clasies are but little, if
any, larger than last year, the Fair shews
a great improvement in m my respects.
Dan McLeod, the British Columbia
wrestler, defeated Tom McMahon of Detroit, in a catch as catch can wrestling
match, at thu Star Theatre in Detroit
last night. McLeod threw McMahon
three times in an hour.
The Union Steamship Company has
decided to withdraw the proposals now
before the Nanaimo council asking for a
bonus of $25,000 to continue running the
steamer Cutch on the Nanaimo Vancouver route for five years, a: a passage and
freight rate not exceeding the charges
when the Cutch was withdrawn. In this
connection, it is slated���but the report is
not confirmed���that the steamer City of
Nanaimo has obtained the contract for
the conveyance of the mail on the Nanai.
mo and Vancouver route.
Neil McLean, who was for some time
on the Provincial Police force of Nanaimo district, passed in his resignation to
Superintendant of Police, to take immediate effect. It is said, McLean has got
into trouble with some women of bad repute.
The city council have, at last, come to
terms. The firemen are to be paid, at all
fires, at the rate of Ji.oo per hour for 3
houts work; for the 4th and jtb hour 75
cents; and 50 cents beyond that till all
fires are extinguished.
Philadelphia Sept. 18���A storm of
wind, hail and rain swept over this state
last night. Scores nf buildings were unroofed and utterly ruined.
Paris Sept. 19���Sir Isaac Pittman,
originator of spelling reforms and  the
system of phonetic short hand, is dying
in this city.
Ottawa.���Thc debates committee has
decided to recommend the house to discharge three French translaters for interfering in politics.
Hamilton, Ont.���A. Fuller, workman in the Ontario Rolling Mills, has
just received word that a fortune of ninety thousand pounds has been left to him
by his mother.
MePbee & Moore
Flour, Feed, Field and Garden Seeds, Etc, Etc.
Is well stocked with choice fresh ancl salt
meats, vegetables, butter, eggs,  poultry and
, all kinds of fruits . . .
Goods Delivered Promptly
Ths regular annual meeting of the Comox
Agricultural and Industrial Association will
be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7.30 at
the School Honse, Conrtenay.
J. Mundell, Secretary
"Cay aurevoir, but not good bye."
"Absence makes the heart grow
fonder1' of the other girl.
Why so many such quotations occur to
to me now is because 1 am sympathetic,
and will share others' sorrows, heart
aches, etc., but, that inexorable tyrant
Time, heals even such blights as separations. In preference to ibe above quotations, I suggest the following lines, which
will in a short while be appropriate:
"My heart is like an apple tree,
Whose branches bend 'neath thickset fruit,
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles on a halcyon sea,
My heart is lighter than all these,
Because iny love has come to me."
* *
There are so many ways of raising,
tipping, or lifting a man's hat. I have
made this a matter of close observation,
everywhere I have lived. Of course I
don't mention the men who forget this
One gentleman here in Union grasps
the crown of his hat firmly, lifts it, and
replaces it squarely on his head; that
man's on the square 1 leel sure. Another,
tills his hat at you, and leaves it uncertainly shaky on his head after his ack ���
nowledgement. Another, touches the
brim airily and gracefully; yet another,
pulls at the brim and always has
his hat drooping over his nose.
A tall dignified man, gives a military
salute which Is admirable; one very busy
man, snatches his hat frantically as he
rushes furiously past.
There arc as many individual ways of
a man's raising his hat, as there are of
the feminine clutch at a skirt. And how
tired one's hand grows, holding heavy
skirts; especially the new wide skirts, that
are such a great handful to graspl
Really, one of John Sullivan's famed
hands, would find itself full, holding a
fashionable skirt out of the dust and
* *
There is a very good choir at the
Methodist church, and a fair attendance.
Rev. Mr. Willemar has been ill for
some Sundays past, but I am glad to
hear he is now improving. His wandering sheep have been straying into the
folds of Mr. Logan and Mr. Hicks, during their Shepard's enforced absence.
I know all his congregation are anxious
to sec Mr. Willemar well and strong
enough to reassumc his place among us.
Tne Union Brass Band will be in attendance at the Exhibition Oct. 1 at
Courtenay. There will be Sports, including a Harse Race, Bicycle Race,
other races and besides a splendid
At Hethodist Ohurch.
There will be preaching to the Sunday
School scholars next Sunday morning,
the children furnishing the music. In
the evening the children will again fur-
nish the singing, but the sermon will be
addressed to the adults. Monday even-
ng the Sunday scholars will give a concert.
School and office, stationery
at E. Pimbury & Co' drugs
Special   Priaee.
The following special prizes are offered
for exhibits at the Comox Exhibition at
Courtenay, October 1st.
Stevenson & Co., J. F. Doyle manager,
Union, offer dry goods to the value of
$3.00 (10 be selected by the winner), for
the best exhibit of print butter.
Geo. Heatherbell offers $5.00 for the
best pair Ewe Lambs from Rams pur*
cbasedof him. There must be more
then one entry.
A "Subscriber" offers half a dozen
best quality silver plated spoons, for the
best home made loaf of bread at the Comox Show, Oct. 1
Mr. H. C. Lucas of Comox offers $3.00
for the best collection of Cakes, bome
Ernest Hutchison of the Mainland Nur
sery offers prize of a dozen fruit treesfto
be selected by the winner) for tbe best
collection of plums.
The Flockmasters Association offer
$10. for best pedigreed ram at the Show.
A gold medal will be given by Mr.
Joseph Hunter M. P. P. for the best
Draught Horse or Mare over 3 years old.
Former medal winners to be excluded.
A silver medal will also be given by
Mr. Hunter for the best display of Ladies
Special prizes will be gives by the
Society for the best collection of Bakers
Biead and Cakes. First prize $3.00
second prize $2.00.
J. Mundell, Sec'y.
The '' At Home " given by the losal
branch of the W. C. T. U. at the residence
of Mrs. Kendall on Friday evening last was
a success iu every way.
Tho attendance was as large as was antio*
ipated (about 40 being present); and tht aa*
tertainment was all that coald be desired.
Tho timo was spent iu games, singing, eon*
versutinn, and partaking of refreshments, of
wliich there was a liberal supply.
Shortly before the gathering broke np
the president called npon Revs. Logan and
Uieks to speak, Eaoh spoke appreciatively
of the organization and of ths good work ii
has dono in the psst, and expressed tha hope
that the exis'.oncc of looal branch wonld be
felt daring the winter. Alter whioh Miss
Orohard, the president, made a suitable reply.
The nffioers were busy during the evening
securing additions to the society, and a oars*
aiderable number of names were received.
Jones���At Courtenay to the wife of Ur,
David Jones, a son,
A meeting of tho 1) ,aril of Trustees ef ths
Union Cemetery is hereby oallad for Satur*
day evening at 7.30 at Tbe News' ofiis. *
% v<^*
So far ab the grain ia concerned the
corn crop promisee us more leisure in
harvesting than doea .uny other crop
which we grow; but if we intend to
Hav.* the fodder we must cut it when
It is just right, aud tliat is when the
\0&ve& are neither green nur brown.
Stacking hay out of door Ls not
good economy in any conditions, as
more or less of It is always damaged
by exposure, and tlie amount lost in
this way would more than repay the
Interest upon the cost of mow room
required to store it. Kven a temporary hoard roof will pay.
Thero ls uot much margin lu wheat
at twelve buahela to an acre, nor in
potatoes at seventy-five bushels, nor
in cotton at a third of a bale. If the
man who grows "average crops" will
tell the truth he will nay that farming doos not pay; but why grow
average cropsV
If you want the smaller children to
have a crop o* tin Ir own to look after,
in which they will bo mire to take an
Interest, und which usually pays a
good profit, let them pliant some pop
corn. Tell them beforehand that it
oannot be sold for a year, as dealers
will not buy it until it has timo to
thoroughly dry.
Let the tiller of the soil visit sonic
prosperous manufacturing establishment and learn that success conies
becauso there is clock-like regularity
���no tardiness, no idling, no waste of
material, and advantage taken of
every ncw improvement and method.
No leaks, no waste o'f power, no waste
of floor room.
Tlie profit from Jand i-s more than
doubled by doubling the product. The
fixed charge for use of land and a
large part or tho charge for labor lie
equally against the larger or the
smaller crop. Moreover, pour 'husbandry is waste of one's investments
in implements.
Instead of endeavoring to suit a crop
to tiio soil, it is better farming and
better economy to suit the soil to the
crop. Vou are'then more independent
and have a wiper range from which to
choose. Lacking elements can be put
iu tlie soil, or, perhaps, they bat need
Cjover roots furnish some fertilizer
Ior the soil, but the greatest good is
procured only by posturing off the
first crop aud ploughing the second
under when at his full growth. Its
mechanical action in loosening, draining aud aerating the ground is hardly less ia value than tiie direct benefit  of  the fertilizing properties.
Lues it cost too much? Thoroughly
tile drain tlio wettest and heaviest
; acre on the farm; grow a orop ol
iclover and follow with wheat; then
decide if the Increased yield does not1
pay back au astonishingly large interest on the cost. Oftentimes tho
outlay will be all returned in two or
three years.
Of all thu staples produced upon.the
farm there are none perhaps which
ean bo used in so many ways, nor are
of so mucin value when it is all used
properly, as the corn crop; but it i.s
not used properly when the fodder is
allowed to go to waste.
if yuu have ewes which have proved
goud mothers, especially if they have
beon breeders of twins, or ii you find
a, sow wliich produces a large litter,
gives plenty of milk and takes good
care of her young, keep them for
breeders as long as they are profitable. This quality of being a good
mother is an Important thing with
all sorts of stock.
Breechy cattle can often be re-
atrained by putting a single strand
of barbed wire along the top of the
fence. After getting a few scratches
they will keep carefully away from
it. Kven the bull may be kept ln
by this means, for he does uot like
to get hurt.
0at3 are an expensive grain to use,
and about the only way a farmer can
afford to employ them is In feeding
horses. For every other purpose for
which grain Is needed It will pay
better to sell tho oats and buy something else. Feeding in the sheaf Is
the only economical way, that good
use may Iw made of the straw.
It Is said that sheaf oats salted in
layers aro not likely to bo troubled
by the mice. This also makes the
horse relish them the more. The salt
gathers moisture from the atmosphere and makes thr; ripe straw more
palatable. Very few now follow the
old-time practice of salting tho hay.
Politics and legislation are poor
things for a farmer to build his hopes
upou. Tho sheep raiser who puts his
trust In the beat breed rather thnn
In tho tariff, nnd goes ahead to produce a valuable mutton carcass and
good fleece of wool Is, pretty sure to
come out nil right in tho end,
As the ngo of any animal Increases
the gain It" will make from n certain
amount of food decreases. Unless one
practices the methods to which this
fact points ho can hardly hope to
mako a success of stock raising. Kvery
farmer ahould have this lesson pat,
for it Is a valuable- truth.
Do not Imagine thnt you can not
grow stock becauso you canuot do
it on a largo scale. Small farmers
and feeders excel in producing the
very ltost. for. having but few hend,
each Individual receives that personal
Care which Is so Important an element, nnd which large operators cannot give.
In feeding and fattening cattle,
grow tlie cropB needed for thnt purpose on the farm, feed them on the
���farm, nnd return the manurial product to the farm. Thi*; means n constantly IncreaBlng ability to produce; but if a sufficient diversity nf
feeding stuffs are not grown, it U
wiser to buy them than not to feed
We are willing to accept without
qitestlon that there l�� but small
profit In cultivating poor land, but
why Is it that most men nro so reluctant to admit that the same rulo
applies to stock ? It Is, indeed, vory
bad economy to feed ami care fnr
poor stock, because good stock will
give a much better return.
It Is a very difficult matter to breed
BUceeerfuUy for two qualities in the
aame animal. U a cow of the best beef
type turns out to be an exceptional
milker, It is more often accident than
intention. One should have a single
and a definite aim. Be slow to buy ol
a man who advertises to breed equally
for beef and dairy.
A treat point of value lu a cow is
to have the milking habit firmly established, so that she does not dry off
soon after calving and Indulge in a
long spell of unremunerative Idleness.
Such a cow, In sueh intervals, will eat
up all the profit whicli has accrued
whilo she was being milked.
Dairymen who follow the plan of
keeping their cows ready for the
butcher at all times aiul selling them
for beef as soon aa they become strippers avoid n loss from an idle cow, but
they lose the chance to build up n
milking strain, and must depend upon
chance for new supplies, and a good
dairy row Is not to 1>�� bought every
IK> we* not all know good dairymen,
who understand how to make the beat
use of their milk, Iwirely making    a
living because the poorer half of their
herd is continually eating up the profits from the bettor ? It would be far
better U such a man were to give
away tho poorer half of his herd. It
Is Pharaohs dream over again.
The poorest type of a co-w eats ravenously without yielding either milk
or beef In return, and tliough practically eating up the best cow remains "as Ul favored as at the beginning." Blindness upon tliis point leads
to debt, and ends iu selling the better
cow, for tiie poorer will bring nothing.
It will pay any man who has a
dozen good cows to own and use a
hand separator, aud thus Ite able to
feed the skim milk to tlie calves nad
pigs while It is yet warm. Sometimes
expensive things are an economical necessity, and really essential to the
highest success.
Brewers' grains make a cheap food
for thc dairy, but tliey should not be
relied upon exclusively. They promote
the flow of milk, but do this somewhat
to tlie detriment of tiie quality of the
product. For butter making, therefore,
they aro not to be recommended.
If ouo intends to establish a dairy
which shall grow better and better
constantly, the ouly way to proceed
is to breed and raise his own animals.
The model dairy tow to-day is largely tlie product of the breeder's art,
and thu especial qualities for which
she is wanted may be still further developed and Intensified by the same
The dairyman who depends upon replenishing his herd by buying when
necessary, and turning off his stock
to the butcher when its usefulness has
passed, ean never hope for anything
better than a fair average of milkers,
and, instead of progressing steadily,
his dairy productions will bo subject
to sharp aud  sudden   fluctuations.
By the continual use of tlie bulls of
the best dairy families, and by the
careful selection and feeding of calves,
the productive capacity ol tho milk
herd may bo Improved from year to
year, and there is practically no
limit to what may be accomplished.
Let the new blood always be a little
better than the old.
Tho markets of the butter eating
world are ours, freo from the cheap
competition of Russia, India and Argentine grain growers, ns we can
make butter with less expense, it
costs no more to ship $10 worth of
butter to Kurope than it does a dollar's worth of grain; nnd as we improve our herds and our facilities the
interest in our products will grow.
The native asters of the woods are
of much beauty, aud worthy a placo
in the garden, if dug up with a ball
Of earth they hardly know of tho
transplanting; they will come up
strong in the spring aud bloom well
in the fall.
Keeping the roots of the trees cool
In the spring by mulching and other
methods has no effect whatever in
retarding the growth. This has been
proved by careful experiment, and establishes the theory that heat above
ground determines the mutter. Keeping the top cool will retard growth.
To procure early blossoms from our
early flowering bulbs, tho middle of
August is nono too soon to give them
their new quarters. Place them In
good garden soil, with a little aand
at the bottom of tho crock, supply a
little warm water, and put them' in
the dark until leaves begin to show
good growtli.
If the runners upon the strawberry
plants, have been pinched off as fast
nsj they appearedi every sueh runner
will have produced a new crown-
and the plants will now have formed
largo bushes or stools, upon whleh
tho finest of large, hlgflly flavored
berries may be looked for In the
By splitting the shoots and keeping
constantly tied in wet moss, olonji-
ders. India rubber plants and many
similar ones am easily Increased.
Roots aro soon formed, when the
young plant can Im> cut off and started, In a, pot upon its own account.
A Blight covering with litter or
evergreen branches, when, the winters are severe, will lm of great service to tho strawberries, This
should not 1m> laid until Novembor or
Decpmben nfter the ground Is frozen.
It Is a common mlsta^ei to put on
much or too early, and to leave
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills Restore
Health antl Strength.
A Well-Known Young Lady in Napanee
Gives Hev Experience- So Weak
That She Could Not Go Up Stairs
Without Resting - Her Friends
Thought She Was in Consumption -
Now the Picture of Health and
(From the Leaver, Napanee, Out.)
Among tho young ladies of Napanee
there is none better known or more
highly esteemed than Sliss Mnry L.
Byrnes. Indeed her acquaintance and
popularity covered a more extended
field, as she Is a travelling saleslady
for the Roblhaon Corset Co., and has.
mauy customers on her route which
extends from Oshawa to Ottawa.
How this young lady happens to be
tho subject of this article is due to
tlie fact that she has recently) undergone a hiost remarkable change
through the use of those wonderful
little messengers of health, Dr. Williama' I'ink Pills. When the reporter
of the Beaver called to make enquiry
into her cure* he waa nieu at tlie door
by the young lady heraelf, Whose rosy
cheeks and healthy appearance gave
no Indication that she had undergone
a prolonged illness. The reporter mentioned his mission and found Sliss
Byrnes quite willing to tell the particulars of what sho termed " au .escape from death." In reply to the
query, ""What have Dr. "Williams'Pink
Bills done for you'.'" she replied, "Why,
they have clone wonders. I feel like
a new woman now. Per eighti years
I was weak and miserable, and at
timea I could not walk. I was greatly
troubled    with    Indigestion, and  fre-
h~$&'M[ A:hr\i
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Strange to Say They Have Been in Use
But One Generation.
The invention of envelopes, says the
Stationer, ts within the memory of
middle-aged persons, and was the result of a Brighton, England, stationer's endeavor to make liis Btore look
attractive. Ho took a fancy for ornamenting his store windows with high
piles or paper, graduated from the
largest to the smallest size lu use. To
bring his pyramid to a point ha cut
cardboard into very minute squares.
Ladies took these cards to be small-
sized notepaper, nnd voted It " perfectly lovely." So great was the demand that tho stationer fouud It desirable to cut paper the size so much
admired. But tliere was one difficulty.
The littio notes were so small that
when folded there was no space for
address, so after somo thought the
idea of an envelope pierced the stationer's brniu. Ho hnd tliein cut by a
metal plate, and soon, bo great wai
tho demand, he commissioned a dozen
bouses to manufacture them for him.
Prom such small beginnings came this
important branch of the stationery
Karl's Clover Boot Tea Is a sure
cure for heaTlache nnd nervous diseases.   Nothing relieves so quickly.
Parliament has directed Mr. Speaker to issue a writ for ail election to
fill the vacancy In ���Saskatchewan.
It is delicious.
Sold only in Lead Paokets,
I8SUEN0  37  1896
NOTE, ... \J
in replyjng to any of these ��*
Tertieement*j,   please    mention    tun
P*per*  .
The Canada Business College,
Is tho oldest hii-im!*.* Robool In Canada undor
ine management of iu foamier.
Students ovorywhoro Buooetaful,
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Eminem s uvury wuuru Bu�����r,-m,.
Nettie Park, Wlmlwor, litis ohnngod her poah
Him and is now Htenogranbor for Stun ton &
Morey, wholesale manufacturing  clothier.-*,
ictroil, Alien,   sic ]'or wuuit,
ClHl'ord Ycatpu, Gusto, just placed ns a ateno*
grapher with Mechanical Supt, 1>. L, & N.,
hum. Mich,
Arch, Mc Vicar, Pctrolon, temporarily an
���stenographer with A. E. Shauneasy, barrister,
Eva. Flaher, Kincardine, temporarily at) stenographer with Sutherland Ionea Co., Chatham.
Every graduate placed iu good position.
It pays to attend the best.
Fall term Opens Sept, 1st.
For catalogue addiw
Chatham, Out
A LM A���Tho
leading Canadian
College foi Young
V, omen. Build*
Ings aud equipment, faculty,
school and health
\~j���z ���~z������ ���~ record nnd methods of instruction unsurpassed, 60-page illus.
catalogue.       PHKS AUSTIN, A. M���
St. Thomas, Out,
Specialist, ST King threat-east,
Toronto.   Home Sept. 1st to 12th,
too l/ite In the Bprljifl.
It is an oupy wn~ of raising nines
to bow the soecls. The in ids arc
g-athorctl In tin- fall ami sown In the
spring. They booh sprout* imt make
only two or three inches of growth
thd first yonr. it is these iiBwillnpfl
wliich give tho new sorts, and to
them we are Indebted for tho ninny
fllmdefl of color, running from whito
to purple.
Lilacs (rrow well when budded on
thr* privet. The effect is to'dwarf
them, like putting tho pear upon tho
iniliicc, and the flowering comes earlier. The flowers come oftentimes
the second year after buddlngi and
while tho bush Is but two or three
Teet high. Tliese are popular with
florists, who pot them nnd forco them
for winter blooming.
The people of Great Britain pay 1��0
ponce jw?r head every year In liquor
tax, HO pence in coffee tax and 00 in
tobacco taxes.
quently could not keep anything on my
tjtoiu-auh, not even a glass of, milk. 1
Iuul dizzy spells, Bevere headaches and
my complexion wad of a, yellowish
hue. My kidneys also troubled me,
uud in fact 1 wn all aches and pains.
In going up a flight; uf stairs 1 Iuul
either to he assisted up, ur would have
to rest several times before I got to
tho top. At times my hands midfeet
would havo no more warmth in them
than lumps of ice. On ouo occasion
"While stopping at a hotel in Kingston, after waiting on a number of my
customer-a, 1 fell down In a faint. Tho
landlady found me in this condition and
sent for a doctor, "who alter bringing mo uuek to consclounesB, gave me
medicine to take. He told me that
my system "was no badly run down
tliat it was imperative that I should
liavo absolute rest. His medicine had
no beneficial effect tliat 1 could see,
ami 1 tried a number of other doctors,
witli uo better results. 1 became so
low that I cared for neither work nor
pleasure, and my friends thought that
I Iuul gone into consumption, it was
at. this juncture that I determined to
givo Dr. Williams' l'iiuc Pills a trial,
and my appearance to-day will show
you what a wonderful change they
have wrought In me. 1 Continue*.!
taking the Pink Pills for three months,
and before discontinuing them every
ache ami pain had disappeared. I
cannot speak too highly of this wonderful medicine, a-nd I am enger\tolet
tho fact lie known for tlie benefit of
other Biifferers."
airs. Byrnes was present during the
Interview and strongly endorsed what
her daughter said, adding that she believed they had saved her! life.
Tho experience of years has proved
tliat there Is absolutely jio disease due
to a vitiated condition of tho blond
or slinttered nerves that l>r. Williams' Pink Pills Will not promptly care
aad thoso who are suffering from, such
troubles would avoid much misery and
save money by promptly resorting to
this treatment. Get the genuine Pink
Pills every timo ami do not bo persuaded to take an imitation or some
other from a dealer, who fori the sake
of extra profit to himself, may say
is "Just as good." Ur. "Williams'
i'ink Pills cure when other medlftnes
Honey Fruit Cuke.
four eggs, five cujm of flour, two
cups of honey, ouo cup of butter, one
cup of sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls of
cream of tartar, ouo teaspoonful of
soda, one pound of raisins, ono pound
of currants, half a pound of citron,
one teaspoonful each cloves, cinnamon
and nutmeg, Rake lu slow oven.���September Ladies' Hoim-v Journal.
Ask your physician, your druggist
and your friends, about Shlloh's (Jure
for Consumption, They will recommend It.
To Keep the Furniture Frosh.
Au excellent furniture polish may
be made by thoroughly mixing ouo
(iart of raw linseed oil with two of
turpentine. Apply vigorously with a
piece of soft flannel after tho furniture has been carefully dusted,���
September Ladies' Homo Journal.
Constipation causes more than half
the Ills Df women. Karl's Clover Hoot
Tea Is a pleasant curo for constipation, i
About 2,000 sailing vessels of all
kind.** disappear in the sea every year,
carrying down lfyOOO human beings
and involving a loss of about $10,000,-
Corner \ongo anil Cot.ego BtrecU., loronto
Ont., loads all others In successful teaching
and high results. Writo now for full information about our courses of study. Terms, eto,,
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Hcst business education in Canada at lowest
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Beautiful catalogue free. Canada's best com*
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Who are desirous of
improving their
stock should
*\ f    Herd of
flock of Shropshire
iwn Sheni.
Prices vary moderate.
Make  Your  Consignments   of
Apples to
Simons, Jacobs & (Jo , Glasgow, Scotland.
isiluous, ShuttloWOrtb K Co., Liverpool, Eng,
Carcla, Jacobs A Co., London, England,
Cliarlos Forster. "li-78 Park Place, New York.
Waller Webllnff, 'It youth Market St., Boston.
A, H. Fowler, ti Si. John street, Montreal.
('. S. Nixon, Kentville, N'��va Krotia.
W. \V, Woolford, 124 S. Charles St., Baltimore.
J. M. Shuttleworth, Bow Park. Brantlord.Ont.
Tho above Ilrm has exceptional advanUlgos
for the handling nnd selling of Apples, and
makes prompt cable remittances.
The Ontario Agricultural College
will reopen Oct. lst. Full course* ol
lectures with practical Instruction, at
Tery small cost, tor young men who
Intend to be farmers. Send for circular
giving Information as to course of
study, terms of admission, cost, ets.
JAKES MILLS, M.A., President.
Guelph. August, 189S.
Tuition Fees Reduced to $25.
should loam to operate on horses' teeth. School
now in session.   Apply to
Principal of thoj.Toronto Voterinnry  DenC&l
'311 King street west,
Toronto Ont.
Tiie iiiiiiortnnt announcement ts
maiin tlii-d morning of tlio anmlgama*
tion of tlie business of the Provincial
Provident Institution of Bt.
Thomas with the Mutual Reserve
Fund Life Association, whose manager for Ontario ls Mr. W. J. Mc
Murtry, of Toronto. These aro ths
two largest natural premium life Institutions ln Canada. Their aggregate business 111 tho Dominion
amounts to $36,000 000. The Mutual
Reserve Fund Life, which ls the
largest natural premium company ln
the world, has for years done a large
business in Canada, and has paid
here ln death claims over $1,250,000.
It ls duly registered under the Dominion Act and has a deposit ln Government bonds with the Insuranco
Department amounting to $108,000.
By this change the members of the
Provincial Provident become members of an Institution with one hundred and ton thousand members and
over $310,000,000 of Insurance; an
Institution that has nearly $6,000,000
nssets and an equal annual Income,
and which has paid out $27,000,000.
In deatli claims. It le hardly possible tliat they will fall to appreciate
the advantages of this change ln the
Increased security which ls thus
placed behind their Insurance.
-Send ami gel a'dou, - ny weed ggn'WMt
nnd iU vory l��w prlooa to clour some of our
Btockl AIM rend MO for a box of Geo.i: Lucas,
MfiuKC Ouro for Dogs,
VoLoriuarr DotitlBb.
:inK street went),
Toronto, Out
largest Sale in Canada.
FREE SAMPLES K. D.C. AND PILLS. Wrlta tor tlMffl
K D.C. CO. Ltd., Botton, U.S., and New QlgggOW. Cur.
Han no equal for rentonnK a neult hy growth of
bnuuLlful Imir on baldlhouds, CuroH dandruff,
prevents^lio h��ir fulling out, mako* It Hoft and
Hilky, Ucm'p- tho Imir fi'om'tumiuKKroy.sootheH
thcliortd nnd BOalp nnflfprovont**s curly D&ldnesa,
For -sale by nil wholonalo and rctAlldniKgtotH.
Mull order* promptly nttonded to, freo of
oxproea charge, on receipt of Mc and $1 per
Lot tie nr-ix large hot lion for 95,
Special Inducement** to tho trade   LTeabT
moni.nl.-* free On application
396 Queen atreet wont, Toronto,
iSole manufacturer,
lor nil weakening disorders of thfl male ?exual
syBtern. What leading physicians sny about
Oriental Pills: "Thoeffeot is moro immediate
nnd lasting than nny othor remedy"; "Fntinnt-
toon report mo-ifc satisfactory results"; "This
iiill is what the medical profession has lony
Been looking for���a thoroughly reliable rem-
We will send lho abovo pills securely boxed,
with plain, practical p> inters for self cure, to
any address for oi o dollar.
77 Victoria atreet, Toronto,
Agents for Canada
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Tit For Tat.
A young man   amused   liimself by
leaving on a table iu a hotel parlor
tbe following lines:
" Men scorn to kiss among themselves,
And scarce would kiss a brother;
But women want to kiss so bad,
Tbey kiss and kiss' eacli other."
A young lady pencilled this retort
on the back of an envelope and leit
It (or the young man's Instruction)
"Men do not kiss among themselves,
And it Is well that they refrain,
The bitter dose would vex them so
Tbey would never kiss again.
" As sometimes on poor woman's lips
Is applied tills naseous lotion,
We havo to kiss among ourselves
.is u counteracting potion."
Which Wear Well at the Shore and
Likewise Are Stylish.
The first skotch shows a dress for
a. girl between eight and twelve
yearn of age. It is made in a blue-
nnd-*white striped Galatea. The bodice, a simple blouse design, Is gathered with only medium fullness back
and front on to a rather wide skirt,
the fullness of which is distributed
equally, except ln the front breadth.
It will not be found necessary to line
this skirt unless desired, ns the Galatea has a good deal of substance
in Itself and will need only turning
up with a deep false hem,'
The bodlco is simply trimmed with
a wide collar and box-pleat otf dark
blue linen, tlie collar being bordered
wtth threo rows of nnrrow white
washing braid ; tlie bodice is fastened
underneath tlio pleat, which is ornamented with small pearl buttons
placed in sets ol three. The' waist ls
encircled by a wide sash of. the linen
nattily tied on one side. This ls made
from the piece material neatly hemmed, and will require to be about
two and a half yards long and ten
inches wide. The sleeves nre loose and
cut like those ln a boy's sailor suit,
that Is to say, with only medium full-
In Blue-and-Whlto Striped Galatea,
ness, and finished with a cuffi of blue
linen bordered with white braid.
The second design gives a very
pretty nnd useful costume Bultable
for a girl between twelve and. fifteen
years of ago. It ls composed of a
skirt in a rather thick diagonal serge,
unlined, nnd arranged in even box-
pleats all the way round. If is worn
with a blouse made of white cambric,
or thick muslin, over a very thin
lining II the latter material Is used.
is ln love with you, Madge?" "He
sits for hours and lets mamma talk
to him about her diseases.
Confectionery and lee cream man���
We'll lose 10 of our best customers
next week. Assistant���Wo will? Are
they going to Europe for their suBr
mer outing ?
It Is talk wasted for nn unmarried
woman to boast ol her economy to
an unmarried man. A man never appreciates .economy in a woman until nfter he boa married a woman
who doesn't practice  it.
Mrs. Brown���I hnve been so annoyed at my husband. He haa been
at the club every night for a week.
Mrs. Jones���"Why, so has my husband,
and he said he hasn't seen anything
of your huaband for a week.
Wallace���For the life of me I have
never been able to laugh at one of
tho mother-in-law "Jokes yet.
Ferry���If you had a mother-in-law
worth $85,000, as mine is, you
would laugh at every Joke she made.
���Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mrs. White���Oh, you'vo got a new
pair of glosses! Mrs. Greene���Yes,
when I went to the store I didn't
know what to say when the young
man asked me If I'd have conclave or
complex; but I finally took a pair
ol peristaltic. The name sounded so
genteel, you know, that I mnde up
my mind at once to take them.
A Fretty Thing in Serge.
The blouse Is simply gathered bnck
and front, and prettily trimmed with
a frill, coming to a point to the
waist, of fine linen pleasing. A very
pretty make of this can be had,
edged with washing lace If desired.
Tho neck is finished with aj pleated
band of the cambric, and over the
shoulders come rather wide straps,
back and front, of tho serge, these
being attached to the serge and
easily slipped on and off the bodice,
which can, of course, lio varied in
color nnd material.
Little Bits of Humor.
The Count���In French we call It
" dot." Her father���You Just called
It " dough 1" That's what some folks
call It ln English.
" Why do you think Mr. Mortimer
A Visit at Bow Park Farm, Brantford
Nothing will repay a farmer or
one interested'in ngrlculturo better
than a visit to this famous old farm,
which has been known for so long as
" The Home of the Shorthorn in America." It is ideally situated, being
almost encircled by a loop of the
Grand River which bounds it for nearly seven miles. Tlie total acreage is
nine hundred and sixty-one, composed
mostly of alluvial soil. Tlie present
owners, the Uow Bark Company
(Ltd.), aro making it into a model
dairy farm in conjunction with the
breeding ol dairy cattle, Shropshire
Down sheep and thoroughbred, long,
English, Berkshire pigs,' the growing
of seed corn and a great variety of
other fodder plants. Coming upon -the
farm by tho ferry road one is greatly
pleased with the sight of a fifty acre
field of magnificent sugar-beets and
mangels on the one hand, nnd on the
other a field of fodder sorghum whicli
has already attained the height
of about 10 to 12 feet. Altogether
tliere are about 130 to 140 acres in
corn, and from 30 to 40 in sorghum,
comprising Cloud's Early Yellow Dent,
Wisconsin Early Whito Dent, Mammoth Cuban, North Dakota, Longfellow, etc. Mucli of tlie first three
named stands from 12 to 15 feet high,
the latter being shorter varieties and
earlier maturing, but carrying an
immense quantity of grain. Next came
their field of millets, and other new
varieties of fodder plants. Three varieties of Imported Japanese millet
have shown a remarkahlo growtli,
standing five to six feet high. This
is one of the most pleasing sights upon
tho farm, there being an enormous
yield per acre; one of these varieties, the milleucum, last year producing forty bushels of seed and between five nnd six tons of fodder to
tlio acre. The other two varieties appear to be quite as valuable although
this Is the first season tliat thoy have
l>een tried at Bow Fork. Another
variety of millet, known as tho North
Dakota, Inst season yielded sixty
bushels of seed to tlio acre. In the
same field we hail our first opportunity of seeing the much tnlked-of Saca-
llne, Teoslute, Jerusalem corn, Kaffir
corn, cow pens, yellow and white
doura, Brazilian flour and the Fodder
Sorghum. With tho exception of tlie
Sacaline and Teosinte, all of these
new varieties have been planted quite
extensively, so as to bring them within tlie scope of a practical test from
the farmers' standpoint, We might
also mention having seen a field of Alfalfa, or Lucerne, tliat has been sown
this season, standing fully a foot to
fourteen inches high*. Coming back to
the buildings, tlie first tilings tliat at-
tracted our attention were two immense sikM, which when full .hold six
hundred tons each. From tliere we
went to tlie cow stables, one of whicli
holds ninety-four head, This building
is being fitted up with all tlie latest
conveniences for feeding, watering
and otherwise caring for the health
and comfort of tho cattle, each two
head having a small water trough
in front of them, whicli Is
automatically supplied with beautifully clear spring water. The
new dairy building, whioh is equipped
with all modern dairy appliances, is
used exclusively for the care of the
milk produced by the home herd. Another stable across the road holds
72 head, somewhat different in its
construction. We then visited the
piggery, a building 280 feet long, a
model in every respect, having a driveway running down the cuntre for
fowling, with pens nn each side, and
yards in tho rear of these pens. From
there we went to tho paddocks,
where brood wows are kept during the
summer months. There are some 60
sows, all typical long English Berk-
shires, selected and chosen expressly for tiio purposes desired, great
length ami depth, with plenty of substance, It was remarked by a gentleman, wlio has Ior many years
bred and handled pigs, that lie could
shut his eyes and pick out the prize
winners. From the paddocks we
passed through a stable fitted up
for tho young stock, which Is also
280 feet long. We wero shown a number of promising young animals, from
a month to twelve months old. Thence
we drove around a long drive which
oncircles tlie lower part of the farm,
back again to the buildings, nnd then
to catch the train wldch passes the
farm at 4.20 p. in. Farmers cannot take an outing with more of pleasure and profit "to themselves than to
spend a day inspecting the stock
nad crops on the Bow Bark Co's. farm.
Dinner Diplomacy.
He���I have asked Huxley to dine
with us this evening.
She���I do wish you wouldn't invite
that man. He Is such a disagreeable
person. r
He���Well, if I don't, he Is sure to
ask me, and they never have anything
fit to eat.
Mchaelovitch to Wed Fretty Marie of
This year sees an unusual number
of weddings connected with the British royal family. Two cousins of
Princess Maud were united but a
few weeks ago���Princesses Alexandra
of Snxo-Cobourgt ajid Louise of
Denmark���and now a third cousin,
Prinoess Marie of Greece, is to be married very shortly. Prinoess Mario
Madeline Is the fifth aud only surviving daughter of King George and
Queen Olga of Greece, and was born
at Athens a little over twenty years
ago. As protty as she is amiable,
and highly educated] the Princess
has beeu brought up with the simplicity distinguishing all branches of
the Danish royal house to wliich her
father lielongs. The Greek royal
family lead a very homely life, and
are as fond of outdoor sports as
their English cousins. Princess Marie
being a most energetic bicyclist. Since
tlio early death of her sister, the
Grand Duchess Alexandra) wlio married the Grand Duke Paul of Russia,
Princess Marie has beon especially
dear to her parents and they were
not anxious for her to share the
somewhat thorny Servian crown,
SiiUl to have been offered by young
King Alexander. On tlie other hand,
tlio Princess' engagement to the
Grand Duke George Mlchaelovitch of
Russia gave tho greatest satisfaction,
tlio betrothal befog celebrated in the
chapel of the royal palace at Athens
on Easter eve. The Grand Duke
Georgo Is the third sou of the Grand
Duko Michael NiohoiialvltcU, who is
the only surviving member of Emperor Nicholas Fs. family, and is very
rich. Make George's brother, "the
Grand Duke Michael, has been visiting London, while his only sister Is
married to the Grand Duke of Moek-
Ienburg--Sehwerln. He is thirteen
years older than his bride-elect, and,
like most foreign prlncesi lias hitherto followed a military career, being
captain of lancers and aide de camp
to the Czar.
They Loved Beer, Wine and Stronger
Liquors, ancl Sometimes Got Tipsy.
New England was settled by a
beer-drinking and ale-drinking race.
Nothing, perhaps, more severely tried
tlie settlers of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay than tlie deprivation
of malt liquor. Bradford, tlie pilgrim Governor, complained loudly of
tlie privation, while Hlgginson, the
Salem minister, deemed it a cause for
boasting that "whereas my stomach could not only digest such drink
as waa both strong and stale, I
can aud oftentimes do drink New
England water very well," The author poiuts out that, as Hlgginson
died presently, his praise of tlie
unwonted beverage does not carry
the force intended. Another early
chronicler, Roger Clap, notes with
bewilderment that it was " not
accounted a strange tiling iu those
days to drink water." Wood, in his
'��� New England Prospectus," says of
New England water: " I dare not
prefer it before gootl bser, as some
havo done, but any man would choose
it beforo bail beer, whey or buttermilk." The dearth of malt liquors
did not long continue, for the colonists
soon imported malt ami learned to
make beer from Indian corn. In 1684
an ale quart of beer could be bought
for a penny, and a landlord was
liable to 10 shillings' fine if he made
greater charge or if his liquor fell
below a certain quality. So greatly
had the tale of ale and beer extended in 1G75 tliat Cotton Mather said
every other house in Boston was an
alehouse, and a century later Governor Pownall mado the same assertion. At the same time Boston
was regarded as a relatively sober
Tho colonial New Englnnders did
not confine themselves by any, means
to nie and beer. Other mild fermented drinks, like mead and methe-
glin wero consumed in large quantities. In Judge Sowall's diary aro
found references also to cider claret,
sack, canary, punch, sack posset and
black cherry brandy. Sack, however,
was passing out of use in Sewall's
time. In 1640 Winthrop records' that
four ships had come into port with
800 butts of sack on board. Canary
wine was imported in large quantities. The Wlndthrops in their letters made frequent mention of Canary. Claret was not much liked by
the colonists, who preferred the
sweet taste of sack. Aquurvitno, a
general name for strong waters, was
brought over in largo quantities
during the seventeenth century and
sold for about 8 shillings a gallon.
When, by 1(170, molasses had come
to lie imported in considerable
amount-', the forests of New England supplied tho fuel requisite for
conveying it Into the liquor called by
John Eliot "rural)," and by Josselyn
"that cussed liquor rhum, rumbullion or kill devil." It went by the
latter name ami rumboozo everywhere, and was soon cheap enough.
In 1719, and for fifty years afterward, Ncw England rum was worth
only 3 shillings a gallon, and West
India rum brought but 2 pence more.
Not content with their own manufactured rum, tho thirsty colonists
imported gin and anlseseed cordial
from Holland and fiery wines from
Portugal, the Canaries nnd the Madeiras. Of these Madeira wart the favorite of all fashionable folk, and
often each glass of wine would be
strengthened by a liberal flash of
brandy. Bennett wrote in 1710 of
Boston society: "Madeira wine and
rum punch are liquors they drink in
Every buffet of people of fashion sustained a punch bawl, which was never
allowed to become empty, and every
dinner was prefaced by a bowl, of
punch, which was passed from hand
to hand. Flip is spoken of aa early
as 1000, and continued to l>e extremely
popular for a century and a half. It
was made of home-lire wed beer,
sweetened with sugar, or molnsses,
and flavored with a liberal dash of
rum, then stirred in a mug1 or pitcher
with n Ted-hot "loggerhead," wliich
made the liquor foam and gave it a
burnt flavor. A terrible drink is said
to have been popular in Salem ; at
least the name was terrible, for it
was called whistle-belly vengeance. It
consisted of sour household beer, simmered in a kettle, sweetened with
molOBses filled with brown bread
crumbs, ami was drunk piping hot.
"Stonewall" was a meet popular intoxicating mixture of cider and rum.
"Calibogus," or "bogus," was cold rum
and beer unsweetened. "Black strap"
was a mixture of rum and molasses,
Casks of it used'to stand in every
country store, with a Baited and dried
codfish slyly hung alongside and constituting a free lunch, to lie stripped
off and eaten, and thus to tempt,
through thirst, the purchase of another draught ot black strap.���New
York Bun. .
How a Bath Beach Gfrl Gave HerseU a
Little Surprise.
Cropsey avenue, Bath Beach, L. I.,
was dotted with the lights of bicycle
lamps late the other evening, when
from toward Beiisonlmrst appeared a
form in white, gliding gracefully along
on a wheel. Directly behind the spectre followed half a hundred riders. The
rider was a handsome young woman
not more than 10 years old, with a
face that was a picture. For, a background, luxuriant brown, wavy hair
reached down her back to the waist.
The mysterious pedaler was attired in
a single garment of white, for���and
the truth was quickly whispered���the
fair creature was asleep. At Twenty-
first avenue the sleeping rider turned
around and started back. At Tweuty-
seveath avenue her wheel struck a
stone and she was thrown to the
ground. The shock awoke her. For a
moment she gazed about her in a
dazed manner. She realized her position and began to sob. Two of the
women riders shared tlieir petticoats
with her nnd the men were told to
go back to Bath Beach. The sleep-
rider and her two new-found friends
rode on to Eensonhurst, where she became hysterical, and Dr. Do Mimo, of
Twenty-second avenue, was called. He
admitted next day that he wns attending the somnambulist, but declined to give her name.
Laugh Here.
" I dou't think the kids enjoyi a circus theso days as much as tliey- did
when you and I were boys," snid the
man with the bald spot. " l know
mlnb doesn't enjoy it as muoh as I
did," said the man with tlie brlndle
whiskers. '* I was taught iu my early
days  that  it was sinful."
Politicians (arranging for music at
political meettug). "Isn't that n
hig prlco? You may not have to ila.v
half n dozen times during the whole
evening." Bras-i band leader: " But,
my dear nir, wr have to sit there
and  listen  tu  the speuches."
New spirlt-Who were those three
youngsters who turned up their noses
so when I was telling; them ubout
the hot weather wo had last July'.'
St. Peter���They were Shadrnch, Mns:
hach  and Abednego.
A man who stutterd badly went to
Consult a Specialist about his affliction. The expert asked : " Do you
stutter all the time?" "N-n-no, replied the sufferer, "I s-s-tut-Vt*-ter
only when 1 t-t- talk."
" Your wife seems unzlous to be up
to date, Tugby." "Up to dateline's
way ahead; she's got a lot of trouble
borrowed for year after next."
A writer in an English magazine
claims to have discovered tliat marriage is a mere accident, and no test
whatever of sex attractiveness. Beyond the fact of marriage there is nothing to distinguish the wedded from
the unwedded. Some of both classes
are pretty, some plain, some are Jolly,
some are shrewish, some are intellectual, some nre stupid. Spinsters are
Just thc Inevitable remnant resulting
from monognmic Institutions and the
overplus of the sex.
Has it ever occurred to any -.mart
lawyer to make a compendium of the
law ns it relates to women in all
walks of life? Ther�� ought to be sale
for touch a book.
The New York Herald says the new
monitor Amphltrite Is a regular 'oven
at sea," has a dangerous roll, and la
quite unsulted for sea-going purposes.
Have our Cousins a good sea-going vessel in their fancy navy ?
A Michigan professor Is constructing
a rocket which is to carry him some
distance skyward. That beats the
"lift-yourself-by-your-bootstraps" idea
of the protective tariff, but the provision for getting down safely is not
referred to.
Now some clever fellow lias discovered the secret ol tinting Inferior diamonds, thus enhancing their value to
almost double. Look out that the
next trayful of shiners you buy are
not tinted "inferiors." This fraud business affects the masses when it gets
down to playing with their diamonds.
A New York State farmer reports
having discovered that salt is sure
death to the army worm. Let those
troubled by tho post try it; it ie
easily done and cannot do harm. The
plan Is to spread salt around the
spots to be protected or enclosed, and
wheu the worms cross it the salt ad-
hero* *to them and kills them.
Ll Hung Chang brings with him a
physician, seventy-nino attendants
arid a coffin. Thero is not necessarily any connection between the doctor and the coffin, but people
will       talk,     you      know. Tho
coffin is said to be a work of art,
suitable for a man of standing to lie
iu it, so to speak1.     It, is valued   at
Mohammedan depositors are the delight of Christian bankers. The followers ol tho Prophet are forbidden
to take Interest ou thelfl money and
will accept ho moro than they pay
in. Now, if Christians wero only as
particular in living up to the principles ol their religion . But, theu,
wouldn't anybody who expected consistency���save from the heathen���he
taken for a  first-class crank 7
The unfortunate lia lies of two
English, Ind., fathers have been christened " Abraham Lincoln Ulysses
Grant William McKinley," and
"Thomas Jefferson Andrew Jack-
sou James Monroe William Jennings
Bryan." Cholera, smallpox and the
bloomer woman should have uo terrors for auyono who readies manhood  witli  such  appellations,
A Buffalo woman who sokij a bottlo
of beer to a polioe, spy has beeu sentenced to 1,000 days' imprisonment iu
default of $1,000 fine, under the
Raines law. And yet in. Buffalo a
policeman may club a man into Imbecility and he pretty suro of escaping with a mild censure* while ouly
one murderer out or sixteen, is executed,
According to a recent U. S. Government report the world's output of
coal last year was 628,805,289 tons.
The figures by countries are: United
States, 193,117,530 tons; Great Britain, 212,320,725 tons; Germany, 114,-
524,180 tons; France, 30,273,599 tons;
Austria-Hungary, 33,570,358 tons;
Belgium, 22,507,371 tons; Russia,
8,867,887 tons; other countries, l-i,-
250,093 tons.
In Philadelphia last week 222,124
persons patronized thc public baths.
As a hot weather institution they
have become very popular. No city
can well afford to neglect such a
means of sanitation and general
cleanliness. And when public baths
become more common nnd our absurd
regulations against open water bathing are relaxed, swimming will lie-
come a more general pastime and
drownings will be fewer.
The Louisville Courier-Journal has
a lively appreciation of the folly of its
party In declaring for free silver coinage, and in describing the Chicago convention's course It says " it is ns if
some lawless crew of men had seized
tin* ship of the party, had broken
into the rum room, hud set adrift the
old trusted officers, and was driving
upon the breakers tn a mnd orgy 01
Irresponsible roily. The wild-western
cow boys have raided the Democratic
Camp and ' painted It red.' "
A romantic story Is told of the wifo
ol Thomas E. Watson, Populist nominee for Vice-President, which is of
special Interest at thl-j time. After one
of the kittles of the civil war a richly
dressed baby was found among the
dead and wounded. No parents came
to claim thc child. Tliey say that father and mother had perished in the
strife. It is not known whether they
were oa tlie Northern or the Southern
side. But a Southern soldier and his:
wife took the child they bad found
and cared for her as their own. The
years p-ns'od and tiie little girl grew
to be a handsome and cultivated lady.
Then young Tom Watson, farmer, lawyer, married her, and they have lived
happily ever since. There ought to be
In that the material for a first ihis-t
modern novel. THE    WEEKLY    NEWS   SEPT.   aznd,    1896.
ffll ffUMLY NWS
.issued Every Tuesday
At Union, 8. C.
M Whitney, Publisher
���One Year    ��***
-Aix Montha       188
Single Cepy   IS
,Ono infill p.r yoar 512.00
..   ..   month      150
.eiKhthcol   porye.tr        00
Iourth      MOO
weolt, .. line          0010
���Local notlto*.,par lino         20
Notices   of Births,   Marriages   and
Deaths, 50 cents each insertion.
No Adverlisment inserted for less than
50 cents.
to the extent of every one's ability, as
waterworks stock is,asfar as we remember,
everywhere a valuable asset The wells
will be closed whenever water is intro-
ed, by the Provincial Hoard of Health, so
that all will have to patronize it. And we
need the water. The enterprise, is therefore, entitled to our hearty support, and
by helping it *-e shall only help ourselves.
"Canada first" is a ^ood sentiment, but
���next to that is "Union forever."
Mr. Lister should be suppressed. Only
a coward makes a -charge that he has no
.evidence to support.
The government majority, on the first
.division was 34. If Quebec were counted out its majority would be one.
England is at last finally aroused at the
-Atrocities uf the Turk, and the mockery
of vain advice and entreaty must give
place to the roar of British cannon.
Bryan's speeches are neither brilliant
���nor solid, but his .personality is magnetic
and his following sufficient to arouse aud
.alarm the patorotic American citizen.
The Vancouver World .finally prints
<our member's speech at Ottawa in full,
and then adds that its readers can form
ttheir own opinion. This is fair but
rather hard.
Vancouver repudiates the charge .that
���she is tlie worst city morally in Canada
and refuses to countenance outside
whiskey detectives. No foreign h;ind
shall snatch from lier lips her favorite
Mr. Maxwell made a bad break in
fringing up the Chinese question while
Li Hung Chang was our guest. There
would bave been plenty of time to have
given the Chinese queue a twist after the
famous stateman had sailed.
The Dominion Parliament is being ex.
t-ended beyond the 30 days to enable the
.members to draw their sessional allowance. But members of both parties are
���equally guilty. However, we believe
(That members should be paid sufficiently
10 enable a poor 111 tn to serve, as well as
-* rich man.   The pay is too small
[From tlie News' Manontbs Wing.)
Ejutor N.EWS; Thia place hu quieted
down now thc Carnival ia ovtr, but while it
laated Vancouver spared no paint to give
lur visitors a jolly good time.
Regatta day waa unfortunately very fog.
gy, ao you cau quite underatand that nmuy
were Ui-Mpppoiuted at not getting a good
view of tbe racea.
The stores made lovoly and artistic ilia-
plays of thoir wares aud were thronged with
purchaser**". Oue going from the classic
.-.hades of Union to the brilliantly lighted
Cordova and Hastings streets, and seeing
the smartly dressed crowd of men, women
: nd officers, blue jackets and ma.ine*,
iiurdy Scotch in bonnet and kelt, Chinese,
Japs, Ciugales, Siwash and Klootoh, could
quite fancy himself ia Piccadilly or Oxford
Side shows to catch the loose nickle and
dime were plentiful. I took a peep in the
Kiuetescope at what was supposed to he a
representation of one of Champion Corbett's
fights It waa a fake aud if our local
bruiaera oouldn't make a better showing
than Corbett did, they should be hauled up
before Cadi Abrams and spanked.
Vancouver ia rattier inclined to think
itself "tin de sieole," but when the contingent of pretty girls came off the Nanaimo
boat on Saturday,���aud tbere were slathers
of them too���it rather took the locals by
surprise, I was sorry none of our Uniou
beauties were there to take the cake.
I muan't forget to tell yonr fair readers
ihc correct thing in head gear is what a
friond of mine calls the "Matable bonnet
from Buluivayu," Take a hat shape and
knock it into any .shape the fancy winches,
trim it with fur round the edge, and with
lace flowers, aigrettes and bows, around and
on the crown, stick iu four loug feathers so
tbey will stand up straight and quiver every
time you talk or breathe, and there I yuu
have a " La Matahele. "
The wharves here are crowded. Tbe Express of China, Australian steamer*), and a
big four master are unloading at the C. P
R. aad take up all the room, so the San
Francisco, Viotoria, and other boats have to
dock at tbe higher warves, aud I am told
there are about 1,000 ears of freight waiting
shipment ou these boats.
It certainly doea one good to get out into
the busy world. I won't weary you with a
liat of winners in the different sports, aa
they will be fully reported in the papers.
I will only say I am sorry more of our Union boys aud girls did not feel able to take
in the Carnival week at Vancouver.
Sept. 7. A, Lwdsay.
at Coiirtepay, B. G.
Thursday Oct. 1st, '96.
A generous list of Prizes offered,   and   in
To sdd to the gaiety of the occasion,
there will be Fine Sports. It is the Great
Farmers' Day and they invite all to COME!
iverside Mel^
Courtenay, B.C.
Grant & Munighan, Props.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
[Courteous Attention
The Famous
Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc.
Bread delivered by Cart through Courtenay and District evory
Tuesday, Thursday anh Saturday.
Wedding Cakes made and Parties catered for.
Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
T73SJT01T B.C.
We have appointed Mr. Jamee Abrams our collector until turtner notice, to whom all overdue account*
may be paid.
7 Nox. 1605.
Society    Cards
We are pleased lo be able to announce
(that Union is to have a course of lectures
with perhaps a concert or two as a part
.of it, during the coming winter. It will
ibe conducted under the auspices of the
Presbyterian church or some society
���connected with it. It is understood the
*rsl one of the course will be given in
���December tobe followed by one,each
month. There will probably be six in all
and some of the best talent in the Pro-
wince will be secured
The Northwest Mining Association
holds its second annual convention, Oct.
��th, ;th, and 8th, in the city af Spokane,
Wash. It will prove a very imposing
fathering and as arrangements have
bees made with railroads to transport
ore to be exhibited free, and to sell return
tickets for one and one-fifth fare, allow*
ing several days stop over at Spokane,
it is probable some from this section mav
ge. We should be pleased to accept
ths invitation to attend were it possible
to do so.
The company is now incorporated, and
the books are open for subscription to
shares of stock, and may be found with
Mr. F. B, Smith, the secretary. There
sfcnyld be no hesitation about subscribing
Fays to be Gentlemanly.
Colonel F. W. Saxton, of Oakland,
Cal., was in Washington recently. "A
little incident that came to iny notice
just before I left home," he said to a
Times reportor, ''impressed me that there
is never any use of a man to act otherwise than a gentleman, and that it is
often a financial gain to do so
"One of San Francisco's capitalist is
Joseph Boardman. It is said he is a
millionaire, but to look at him you would
not thiuk it. You could hardly say that
he dresses shabbily, but he comes very
close to it, and appears to a stranger to
be some kindly old gentleman whom
fortune has never cared to smile upon.
Mr. Boardman's house is over in Oakland, but his office is in San Francisco,
and each morning he makes the trip
over on the ferry.
The other morning he started for the
boat, and in his haste he forgot to transfer his pocket book to his clothes, of
course he'did not discover this until he
he had reached the wharf. There was
no one in the crowd that he knew or lhat
knew him. He searched every pocket in
vain. A young man standing near by
witnessed the confusion of the old gentleman, and walking up to him, thrust a
coin into his hand and moved back into
the crowd.
The young man doubtless supposed
he had done an act of kindness to a needy one, and he hastened away, ia order
to make it less embarrassing for his beneficiary. He had no opportunity to get
far, however, before Mr. Boardman
caught him and made him divulge his
name and address. The next day the
young man was the recipient of a snug
cheque, drawn by the millionaire, and ma
king him richer by a hundred dollars
than he was the day before.,,
User wlU lord at 11 ou, per pound.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
I.   o.   0    F.
Union Lodge, No. it, meets eery
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiiing brethren cordially invited to attend.
A. Lindsay, K. S.
Cumberland Loc'ge,
A. F. & A. M, B. C. R.
Union, B. C.
Lodge mcels first   .Saturday   in   each
month.   Visiiing brethren are cordially
invited to attend.
Jambs McKim. Sec.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M..,B.C.R
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the fciH ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6,  I. O. 0. F.,   Union.
Meets every altern*te   Wednesdays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m.   Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
C. WHYTE, Scribe.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
8. OF T.
Unien Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance, meets in Free Mason's Hall,
Union, every Monday evening at 7:30.
Visiting friends cordially invited to
St. Qtmat't Phmbvtkrun Church���
Rev. 3, A. Logon, pastor. Servioes at 11 a.
in. and 7 p. no. X Sunday School at 2.30.
Y.P.S.C.E. at oloeo of evening service.
Methodist Chukch��� Services at the
usual hours morning uid evening. Rev. W.
Hiokt, paster.
Trinity Church���Serrioei in the evening,   Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.
For sale on Dunsmuir ave;
consisting of lots 4 and 5 in
block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block
16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,
and other lots in Cumberland
Townsite. Bargains,
James Abrams.
Subscribe for  THE
$2.00 per annum.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
and freight may otter
Lea.e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
" Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m
Loaro Comox for Nuimiino,      Fridays. 7 a.m.
Nanaimo for Viotoria   Saturday, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at thc Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store slreet.
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and .Builder
Plansand Specifications prepared
and buildings erected on the
Shortest Notice.
Houses built and for sale on easy
terms of payment.
The following Lines are
Watches, clocks and jewellery
Tin, sheetiron, and copper work
Bicycles Repaired
Guns and rifles, repaired
Plumbing in all its branches,
Pumps, sinks and piping,
Electric bells placed,
peaking tubes placed
Hot air furnaces,
Folding bath and improved
Air-tight stoves, specialties
Office and Works ^^SJJ; ���
Surgeon and Physician
(Graduate ofthe University of Toronto,
Office and residence. Maryporc
Ave., next door to Mr. A Grant's
Hours for consults tlon-9 to lc a m,
2 to 4 andi7 to 10 p m.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar and   Fruit  Store
Snd and Dunsmuir Ave.
UNION, B. t.
301 fc 360 St. Janies Su
To order
stsfSend for Samples.  Prompt delivery.  P��
toot fit guaranteed.
Nanaimo Saw Mill
Sasli and Door
IP. O. Drawer SO.  Telephone Call, Ml
���EF" A complete stock of Rough ancl
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Alsc
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds,
of wood linishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
fSDaaler in
Stoves and Tinware
Plumbing and general
Sheetiron work
its'Agent for the
Celebrated Gurney
Souvenir Stoves and
Manufacturer of th*
New Air-tight heaters
I. J. Theobald,
Honse and Sip Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
I tefli prepared fo
furnish f. fyltei
and do Teeming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C.
=^av3gsee_ ���v
��� THE   VVgEKLY   XEWS   SEPT   aanJ.    1896.
A wider were hia flimsy web....
��� crow on open door.
Through whioh A me. chii'.'. found his way
Iuto and out bis store.
" Dou't wi��Te your wekacnm �� dou.-."
A bee waa heaid to lay.
"Beoauje belore you get It doue,
'Twill all be swept away."
"Ifuenlkuowwhatl'm about,''
Replied ths spider wise;
1 know the nan who runs this store-
He doesn't adrertlse.
e^Thers is Nothing
All persons indebted to Cr.ini& McCreg
���or are required to pay the amount of
their respective indebtedness to the tin-
���dersigned on or before the 30th Septem*
lier inst. All accounts unpaid after that
date will be put in tbe hands of the
Solicitor for collection.
Sect. 8' 1896 John J. Roe
Printers' Jargon.
Many people ore not aware that printers
have a language of th.ir ow0, unintelligible
to the uninitiated. The following "up to
date" orders give an idea of the priuting
office lingo. "Billy, pnt Sir Charles Tupper on the galley, and finish up that
murder you commenced yesterday, Bet up
the raiosrof Hereulaneum and distribute the
smallpox. Look up Laurier and elide
McCarthy into the hell bos and leave the pi
aloue until after dinner. Put the ladies'
form to preu, and go to the devil and put
him to work nn Beacon Fogg's artiole on
'Eternal 'Punishment.' " Now this is all
simple enough when translated into English,
aod not nearly so rough as tbe reader
may iinamie.*���Medford Mirror.
Auy pt-rson found trcsspivvsing on my pre*
lniaeu, ntar tlio mouth of the Trent Eivor,
kiiC'i'.'u as Gatley's Vnint, spill lie prosecuted
aooording co l.if.
Ad r 25iH, 1890
Special  Priaea.
(The following special prises are offered
for exhibits at the Comox Exhibition at
.Cmirtenaj', October ist.
Stevenson & Co., J. F. Doyle manager,
lUnion, offer dry goods to the value of
r-Jj.oo (to be selected by the winner), for
'the best exhibit of print butter.
Geo. Heatherbell offers J5.00 for the
best pair Ewe Lambs from Rams pur
.chasedof him. There must be more
-then one entry.
The   Fleckmasters   Association offer
$10. for best pedigreed ram at tbe Show.
AgoK  medal will be given by Mr.
.Joseph  Hunter M. P.  P. for the best
Draught Horse or Mare over 3 years old
Former medal winners to I* excluded.
A si!rer m'ediil will .ilsoiic given by
Mr. Hunter tor the best disfitayof Ladies
Special prises will be given by the
:S iciety for the best aollecbyMi of Bakers
Hi ;ad and Cakes. First prize $3.00
second prise $2.00.
J. Mundell, Sec'v.
If it is Hell Pnt
So here it is :
Single Harness at $Io, $12, $15 per set
and up.���Sweat Pads at 50 cents.
VVhips alio, 25, 50 and a good   Rawhide (br 75 rents, and a Whale Bone
at $1 and up to $2.
I have the largest Stock of WHIPS in
town and alsn the
Best Aide Grease at 0 BOxES
For Twenty-Five Cents-
Trunks at Prires to Suit
the Times.
Promptly and
Wesley Willard
Notary Public.
Agent for the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix of
Agent for the Provincial
Building aad Loan Association of Toronto	
Union, B. C.
Barber Shop   : :
-  AND
: :   Bathing
O. H. Fechner,
We the undersigned hereby authorize
John llruce to collect all accounts due the
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant)
11. Hamburger [* Trustees.
One mile and a half fiom Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
Fob Sale ok Renit���My house and
Livery stable in Comox. Possession
givea September ist. Apply to me at
]. C. Woods.
Dentistry In all Ita Branches
Plate work, tilling and extracting
j Office opposite Waverly Hotel, Uoion }
Hours���9 :t m. to 5 p.m. and from
8 p.m to 8 p.m.
Not One Man in
One Hundred
So invests his money that it yields, in
tweuty yean, any thing like the profit
afforJed by a policy of LifeTosurance.
HISTORY) The percentage of individuals
PROVES   - who succeed in business
THIS ') is small '
No old-line mutual life insurance eompany
has ever failed.
LIFE ( =	
in&ukance pRIVALLEI)
 Ten Cents a DayiEJ
Will buy for a man 35 years of age  a
$1,000 20-Payment Life Policy, one
of the best forms of insurance written
in tbe
Union Mutual Life
Insurance Company
Of Portland, Maine
A Sound, Safe, Ably Managed, (iNconpor.-
lteliable Substantial Institution *J    ated
which nivek stands (     1848
3. B. EVANS, Provincial Manager,
r.o. box 693 Vanconver, B. C.
For further information call on
F. 3. DALBY,
With James Abrams.
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.
School and office stationery
at E. Pimbury & Co' drugs
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
Subscribe for The News $2.oc pel
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
���       MANUFACTURER OF       ���
Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphatea and Syrup*.
Bottler of Different Brands of  Lager Beer, Steam Bear essi tetter.
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
I presume ire have used over
��� one hundred bottlea of Piao'a
_'Cure for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���W. 0. Miltbrbbrobr, Clarion, Pa.,
Dee. 29,1894 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-,
plaints.���E. Shore*, Postmaster,'
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894. Ha-sur��� i
Piintbs a Paper \\mm
(Wall  Paper and Paint Store . .
���jj Tinting and Kalsomining a specialty
Williams' Block, Third St.      Union, B. C.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister k Solicitor. No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
HAKAIMO,    B.   C.
J. A. Oarthew
xtitiot, a. o.
Your Job Printing.
Good Work
Reasonable Prices.
^Property for sale in all parts of the town.   Some very desirable residence properties cheap on small monthly payments
Farm lands improved and unimproved in Comox District $10 to $50 per acre.
Some splendid lots on Dunsmuir Avenue.   Business and
dwelling houses for rent.
Rents collected
Loans Negotiated ���������
The Islaud to Become tlie Tourists
Field of Europe,
Volcanoes. Boiling Springs, and Animal
Life Present Objects to Fill the Mind
With Astonishment-Field for Naturalist and Sportsman.
Iceland offers such exceptional advantages and opportunities to the
sportsiuaih tlie tourist, tlio natural-1
i*-t. tin1 im.tiiitniiKMT, uml tha seeker
of health that, at nu distant future,
it Ls destined to become the tourist
field ol Europe. Tlie glaciers ot
.Switzerland, tiie fjords, the BQ.ln.OU
rivers nud the midnight bud o! Norway are all there, aad, moreover,
tho volcanoes, the grottoes aad nolfa-
tarafi of Italy, on a grander scale j
tlie pure and clear atmosphere of
Italy, the mineral springs or Germany, and tlio geysers, or hot springs,
of the ITellowstpne Park, are all
there. Nowhere has nature been so
spend thrift iu assembling wouderiul
phenomena on one spot.
The summer lasts from June till the
first week }n Oetober. A feature noticed by all travelers is tlie clearness
and purity of the atmosphere, rivaling that of Italy j mountains are distinct at a distance of JUJ miles.
Tliere is no country in tlie known
world where eruptions have been so
numerous as ia Iceland, or have been
spread over so large a surface. No
part of the islo is wholly free from
the marks of volcanic agency, ami it
may be truly called the abode of subterranean heat. Vesuvius is dwarfed into insignificance by the twenty
volcanoes of Iceland, nil of them
larger. The lava flood at the eruption in Iceland iu 1875
lias been computet i to contain 81,000,000,000 of cubic
feet, while the largest eruption of
Vesuvius on record���that of 179*4���
threw out only 780,000,000 of cubic
feet of lava. Some of the Icelandic
lakes are studded with volcanic isles,
miniature quiescent Strornbolis, whose
craters riso from bases green with a
prolific growth of angelica and
grasses. Even in the bosom of the sea,
off tho coast, tliere are hidden volcanoes. About the end of January,
17&3, flames were ob-erved rising from
the sea some thirty miles off Cape
lieykjnncs. They lasted several
months until a terrible eruption commenced 200 miles away, iu the interior, when they disappeared, A few
years ago rocks and islets emerged
from the sea in this plaee. Another
volcanic feature is tin; solfatara valleys, plains studded with a number of
low, cone-shaped hillocks, from whose
tops Jets .of steam ascend. In other
places boiling mud issues from the
ground six to eight feet in the air, as
in New Zealand, standing on the feeble
crust, whero literally fire and brimstone are in incessant action, having
beforo your eyes terrible proofs of
what is going ou icneath you, enveloped In vapors, your ears stunned
with noises, is a strange sensation.
Aa to the hot springs, those in lteyk-
jadal, though not tlio most magnetic,
nro perhaps the most curious among
the numerous phenomena of this sort
in Iceland. On entering the valley,
you see columns of vapor ascending
from different parts of it. There are a
number of apertures in a sort of platform oi rock. Tho water is U12 degrees, Falirenhelt, and it rises two to
three feet in tlie air. A rivei* flows
through tho valley, In tho midst of
which a Jet of boiling water Issues
with violence from a rock raised but
a few feet from the icy coht water of
tho river. Not far from thip place is
the grotto or cave ot Surt, whicli is so
largo tliat no one lias penetrated to
its inner end. In forming these scenes
nature seems to have deserted all her
ordinary operations and to have
worked only m combining the most
terrific extremis which lier powers can
command. Nor is sho yet silent. After
tho lapse of ages tlie fire o i'the volcano still bursts out among regions of
eternal snow, and the impetuous thundering of the geyaars continues to
disturb tlio sttliae.-s of tho surrounding Boli tudc.
Iceland is a wide field open for discovery, and the country everywhere
presents objects to fill the mind witli
On nny part of the cou-st one may
find innumerable gulls, elder ducks,
etc, In the interior wild ducks, grouse,
whimhrels, plover, and snipe are plentiful on the moor and heaths. Hero
aro the best stocked, iijiproserved
moors iu the world; twenty to
thirty brace of grouse can bo bagged by a fair shot in the courso of
iv tew hours. IJesides, hero are swnus,
curlews and the chnnco of a shot at
a reindeer.
A picturesque scene is the annual
killing of blackbirds and auks, which
nestle in tho almost inaccessible rocks
among the coast. -Soum of theso aro
as high ns 1,000 feet, and their clefts
and ledges can only bo visited by letting yourself down in a line fastened on the top. The linen consist of
four to seven thongs of ox hide,
twisted together- strong enough to
carry a man and h'm booty.
The rock climber lias a long stick in
Ids hand to balance himself ; one of its
two ends is an iron crook, tlie other of
horsehair to entrap the birds. Bome
lines are sixty to eighty meters long
and every climber has two, one of
which ho pulls when lie wishes to' be
hauled up. Coming to a Ieilge in the
rocks he unties himself ami walks
along, picking np eggs and killing
birds. Of course great dangers are attached to thiB manner' of fowling. A
sharp ledge projecting from the rock
may cut the lino..Thc climber may ia-
��; advertently loosen a stone or make a
false step. Then the xuihnppy man i.s
Invariably torn to pieces by projecting angles and edges iu tho rock b(y
foer lie finds his grave In the merciful deep below*
The water of the aerated springs in
Iceland possesses a strong but grateful degree oi pungency, very much like
that of soda water after it has. been
exposed to the air a few seconds. The
water is kept in constant and violent
agitation by the escape of carbonic
acid gas, and, taken in large quantities, mav cause intoxication, 'lhe
natives call these springs ale wells.
The accommodation in Iceland ls
not equal to that wliich the Laud
of tlie Midnight Bun and Switzerland
give to the traveller. Tho only hotels
to be found nre in the half a dozen
towiih on the coast. In tlie interior
one must take lodgings on a farm or
camp out in a tent. It should not
be omitted to state that the only
mode of conveyance is on horseback
on the ponies which have been prn-s-
ed so much by every traveller who
has written upon Iceland.
Iceland has the same right as Norway to be called, "Tho Land of the
Midnight Bun." Thfi midnight sun can
be seen in tlie north of tho island.
There is tho difference that this seagirt laud of tlie midnight sun is unexplored. 	
There's No Occasion for Dosing the Small
Stomach at Every Change.
All having care of children should
That if there is one thing that
should be "talked down" more than
another, it is the way some mothers
have of pouring stimulants, cordials
and narcotics down tlieir infants on
the slightest provocation.
That drugs should lie administered
only by those who understand their
nature, and Ior some definite purpose.
That in many instances serious consequences have resulted from the ignorant administration of what wus
supposed to be harttnless drugs, for the
purpose of avoiding the dreaded
''colic," and other aches and pains
that nro supposed to follow each
change In the weather.
That xcry few mothers realize that
opium, so often used hi medicines for
ohildren, fs a poisonous drug; but so
it is.
That four grains of crude opium has
proven fatal.
That two drachms of laudanum will
prove fatal.
That tiio average fatal dose of morphine, in one not accustomed to it, is
two grains.
That one drop of laudanum has been
known to kill an infant, yet mothers
will continue to give it.
That the danger from these drugs
usually given to infants is obvious
when we kuow their composition.
Tliat every 15 drops of laudanum or
wine oi opium contains one grain of
dried opium. i
That paregoric contains two grains
of dried opium to tiie ounce.
Tliat In opium lozenges one-tenth ol
tlio entire weight is dried opium.
That wo cannot have healthy, intelligent children if we blunt their intelligence and destroy tlieir health by
dosing them with stimulants and
drugs. __
A Kite Yarn.
Richard' M. Auguatin, of Winona.
Minn., a professor in the public schools
of that city, is stopping at Willard's.
"Kite flying is becoming all tlie rage
in Winona," said he. "Willard Matthews, one of the most prominent
young men of the city, mado a kite a
few days before I left home, ten feet
In height. Matthews went out to fly
the kite while a strong wind was blowing. He tied the strong twine about
Ids waist In order to keep the kite
from getting away from him. Along
came an unusually hard gust ot wind
nnd tlie kite carried him away in tlie
air hi suite of himself. He thinks he
ro��s 300 feet from the ground before
the kite began to come down, j Then
ho found tliat lie was over the lake.
Tlie kite came down so gently, though,
that he struck the water with1'little
force. At the same time the wind
freshened and lie was kept bobbing up
and down upon the surface of the
water until help came1 in a rowboat
from the shore. He got a good] ducking, but otherwise was not hurtj De-
fore I left home he told me that It
would be some time before he tied n
kite string around Ids waist again."
���Washington Times. <
Telling Time in India,
The Hindus look upon our clocks as
ornaments and curiosities. "Many are
found in India, but they are not employed as time-pieces. They are the
luxury of tho rich. The old-fashioned
way of telling the hour of the dny
In India by calculating the number of
bamboo lengths the sun has travelled
above tlio horizon i-i entirely satisfactory to the natives. In the country
police stations in India, where the
European divisions of the hours lsob��
served, time is measured by placing
ln a tuli of water a copper pot in
which a small hole has been bored.
It is supposed that it will tiko one
hour for the water to leak into the
pot so as to fill it and sink It. When
the policeman sees that the pot lias
disappeared he strikes tlie hour on n
hell-like gong. If he Is smoking or
dozing the copper pot may have disappeared several tfilnutGS before hn
discovers the fact, but the hour ls
when he strikes the gong.
Didn't Work.
"Madam," he said in a gentle, soothing voico which only the man who
has something to soil can successfully
assume, "l have here an article of
Boapi which���"
" Don't want any soap," sho replied, flatly.
"But your younger brother thero
must get a great many grease spots
on Ids clothes. Now, if you would
provide some of that  soap "
"When you allude to my younger
brother I suppose you mean that boy
who is standing over by the fence?"
" Certainly."
"Well, he Isn't my younger brother,
He's my son, and whijt's more, he's
tho youngest of four, and whaf's moro
than that, I read the papers,1 and
if yon think you can flatter me by
pretending that I look youthful you're
wrong. I don't need any soap and
my time's precious."
Mayor Wilson Smith, of Montreal, believes that Toronto should forego its
claim for an International exposition
lu favor of Montreal.
Mo Light Strong Enough to Penetrate the Billiary Seat,
Nothing But the Knife Will Reveal
Either Wounds or Disease There-
Results of Many Experiments Conducted by Army Surgeon Porwood
at Washington.
If a man should havo tho misfortune to receive a shot ln.his liver
it would remain there unless found by
tlie ancient method of probe uud
knife. X rays, Roetgen'S process, aided by the appliances devised hy all
tho electrical scientists of tho age,
are powerless against the tcxturo of
tho liver. Practically every other
portion of human anatomy will yield
to tho penetrating power ot tho fluoroscopy but that liver declines to do
nnvtliing of tho kind. At least this
ls tho decision reached by Dr. w llljum
H. Forwood, of the United States
army, Washington. Ilo declares that
he has lieen ���anaj'le to locate anything ln or lichind tho liver when the
rays are sent upon the body from
tho front. They will not penetrate
that organ.
Dr. Porwood Is officially known ns
Lieutenant-Colonel nud Deputy Surgeon General. Ho is on station nt
headquarters 111 Washington, and the
duties of his olflce leave hiul considerable leisure time. This time ho hns
used for many years in the study of
applied sciences in the practice of his
profession. Ho ls noted in the medical world as an experimentalist, and
hus produced some results which hnve
overturned preconceived Idea*. As a
medical officer of the army, and u
ranking ouo nt that, he has the facilities which will assist In making experiments. As soon as Trofcssor
Roentgen made his discovery known,
Dr. Forwood began his experiments.
Ho secured all tlio appliances by requisition. " for the good of the service." and established a, C'rookes
tube laboratory, unexcelled In the
Then he commenced his experiments.
He photographed his orderly from
every possible standpoint, causing
tliat useful, but somewhat sensitive
man to feel a Btrong desire to get out
of the service. He practiced on the
hospital corps, and induced ninny of
those who are attached to the general headquarters In the capital city
to submit themselves to the influence
of the rays. He assembled all of his
pictures, but he never touched ai liver.
Then he went gunning for livers, Imt
so far has not beep able to laud one.
Dr. Forwood was a member of the
army retiring board wliich adjourned
Friday morning after holding sessions
for several weeks at (leneral Merritt's
headquarters In the Pullman building.
Ho ls nn enthusiast iu medical matters, and especially X rays. It is said
that ho wanted to photograph the
alleged disability ol every oifieer who
appeared before the board to be examined for retirement, if they were
all right the rays would sliowl it. Hut
somelKxiy suggested that one of the
officers suiffered from chronic biliary
derangement, ���*���
"Oh, well," said thc Deputy Surgeon
General, "if that's the mutter with
Wm, we'll have to try him the old
way. 1 can't get a liver with tlie
rays." ,    .,
This started tlie investigation concerning the powor of the rays. Several ol the officers detailed for duty
on the board knew Dr. Forwood's. experiments with the rays, and they
asked him to tell what he had done
and what tlie reason is that the rays
will not pierce a liver. , The doctor
agreed, but prefaced bis remarks by
saying that he knew no special reason why a liver should resist the rays.
He only knew that it does.
������ I have not given it up," ho said,
" but it is a singular fact that 1 cannot get through a liver. I have succeeded in drawing evorything else,
but this bollles mo. Tbe increasing oi
the power, or voltage, does not help,
in some things tliis does assist. For
instance, you can see through a white
man much ens'ier than you cau
through a negro. When a 'darky' is
being experimented on you have to increase the power of tlu> instrument ln
a marked degree. This is due, primarily, I suppose, to tho pigments
iu the colored man's skin und tho corresponding density of his covering.
But this liver business gets me.
" The annoying nature of tills failure Is shown when you figure tlie
number of fellows who get bullets iu
thoir livers In a battle. It is hard
to lilt a man in tlie trunk without
Involving ono or both lobes of tho
organ. Now, a wound In tho liver
may dr may not lie fatal. It Is not
necessarily fatal. If the surgeon goes
after tho bullet and finds it has iieno-
trated the liver, as far as I can Bee,
lio will have to trust to luck, cut the
man wido open, or lot the ball alone.
It may become encysted ln that liver
and remain there for years, and then
tlie surgeon, If he survives and relatives do not interfere, may hold a
postmortem and extract it.
"I can find anything I want by
cutting, but what I am looking for
now Is a means of finding what I
want without using the knife. If you
slash a man sufficiently you can generally find what it is that Is hurting him, but this new Idea when perfected will, or ought to, enable field
surgeons to determine whether or
not thero Is nny use of fooling with
a wounded man. But the liver baffles
me. I can see through the lungs and
liones nnil any other substance in the
body but the liver.
"Can you tell what is the matter
with a mun who Ls sick with lung
troubles ?"
" Under the rays tho lungs look like
lace curtains. You see some fine arabesques, but tliere Is little to the lay
eyo to   Indicate   that   any   trouble
exists. What can anyone tell aliout
the figures In a lace curtain ? It takes
the most expert workers to tell when
a figure ls broken. The lungs nre
builded on similar lines, and the exact
value of the rays on such ailments ls
not determined. I hope that they will
disclose lesions.
"Tliere Is another thing. 1 don't
believe In this so-called appendicitis.
You never beard of it twenty-five or
thirty years ngo. As we advance In
science and ago we find new things
and we must have names for them.
NoWT when I waa a boy the trouble
which is called by that terrifying
name, nnd which ts supposed to be
the result of an Inflammation of the
appendix, was denominated stomach
ache and summer oRmplaint. It was
the result oT Indigestion and not of
a seed finding its way Into the vermiform appendix and causing tlio in*
flammatlon, I am opposed to tho
knifo In the trouble. Go bnck to the
old treatment of hot compresses nnd
Internal remedies, aud for goodness'
sake don't mutllntn your victim. The
knifo ls a good thing ln Its place, but
tlio operation for this troublo Is too
hazardous, and, In my judgment, too
unnecessary to Justify It."
A HON! I Ii.
Wins In Every Contest This Is the Record of Dr. Agnew's Cure for the
Heart- Mrs. W. T. Runtlle, of Dun-
dalk. Ont., Oured ln One Day Dr.
Agnew's Catarrhal Powder the Only
Remedy to do Silvester Lawrence, of
Wyndham Centre, Out., Any Good
Dr. Agnew's Ointment a Certain Cure
for Piles Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills
Cure Constipation and Headache.
Continued experiments are needed
to test tho certainty of some tliiugts.
Uut tlila haa no application iu tiio
caso ol Ur. Agnew's Cure lor the
Heartt no matter how severe tlie
pain, it will immediately relieve. Belief comes within one half hour. Tiie
disease may bo of yeara' standing.
tliis specific will remove it. Mra.
W. T. IJundle, wife of a well-known
cattle dealer in Dundulk, Buffered severely for a considerable time from
lieart disease. Aa she suysi "1
waa for some time unable to attend
to iny household duLloa. No remedies did mo any good. 1 waa induced to try Dr, Aguew's Cure for
tlio Heart, aiul I must say tho result was wonderful. Tlio pain left
mo after tho first day and X have
had no troublo since."
Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal l'owder is
recommended by all claaaea of people. The leading clergymen of tlio
country, over tlielr own signature,
have borne testimony to its effectiveness. Nearely 100 members of tlie
late House of Commons have done tlio
same service. It has cured the worst
eases of deafness, an outcome ef
catarrh. Sylvester Lawrence, or
Wyndham Centre, Ont., says that
this remedy is tho only thing that lie
can uso with ease aiul comfort. His
words nro: "It is tho best remedy
I have ever tried, and I have used
a good  many."
rrho very beet thing tliat can be
said of Dr. Aguew's Ointment is tliat
in tho caso of piles it will cure iu
from three to six nights. , It is a
certain cure for tetter* salt rheum,
and all eruptions of tlio skin.
Simple and yet most effective are
the Little Liver Pills of Dr. Agnew.
They nro easy to take and cure sick
headache* constipation, biliousness
and Indigestion as by magic. 4.0
cents a vial���40 doses.
A Monkey That Got a Lesson on Minding
His Business.
Liberty Islaud has lost oue of Its
attractions. It wus tlio big golden
eagle recently caught by Jim Keithell,
the ticket-chopper ou tlie island.
When the bird became sufficiently
tame to handle, it was transferred to
tlie monkey's playground on the south
side or the island and put into a big
latticed box. Ten feet away gamboled the monkey, Cripps. Crlppsgot
very Jealous of the eagle and tormented the bird day and night.
Whon the eagle would go to sleep
Cripps would invariably get a pawful
of fine plumage belore the bird landed in a; heap on the floor of Ids cage.
When the eagle was awake it was just
as bad., When 'tho bird was not getting pulled half-way through the
bars of his cage he was being pelted
with pebbles, bad fruit and other
missiles. ���:
On Wednesday tho eagle broke out
of his cage, but before taking wing
lookod aliout for Cripps. Tlie monkey
was biding behind a fence post. Hiss*
ing, liko an enraged reptile, tho eagle
dashed at his tormentor and, with
a blow of his beak, knocked the trembling simian half unconscious. Thon
lie picked him up and stnrtml to fly
away with him, but tho chain thnt
was about the monkey's nock Stopped
tho eagle's flight. The chattering of
Cripps and tbo screeching of the eagle
brought Roithelt to the scone, and
ho got thero Just in tlmo to save
tlio monkey's life. Tlie eagle, how-
over,  got away.���New York  Tribune.
Bradstreet's on Trade.
GeuerflJ business at Toronto is
quiet, merchants believing the fall
trade will equal au average. Business at Montreal is ipiletj sales are
slow. Crop prospects In Nova Scotia
continue satisfactory, as in Prince
Kdward Island also. General trade
iu Nova Scotia is fairly satisfactory.
The New Ih-unswlck hay crop is reported below the average. .The total
number of business failures in the
Canadian Dominion last week were
85i compared with 85 tho previous
we-ek. 20 in the week a year ago, -10
two years aud 26 three years ugo.
Bank clearings at Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax
amounted to SlS,5in,000 last week,
compared with $10,21)0,000 thc previous week* and a trifle smaller total
iu the week one year ago.
All of Queen "Victoria's daughters
wero taught to swim when very
young. Tbe daughters of th�� Prince
of Wales Could swim before they could
Beat Bryson for tlie Championship
and $500 a Side,
Starter Stewart Gave Geneva a  Bad
t     Send Off, But the Game Horse Won
and Prevented Trouble.
Chanco prevented a riot at tho
Hamilton Jockey Club track Thursday afternoon, wben the match race
between C. Burns' and Andrew Aiken.*.'
horse Geneva and H. Scott's Bryson
was pulled off. As It wns, a very
angry scene wna enacted on the track,
enraged sports swarming around
Starter A. l>. Stewart and making use
of violcfit language. Tho trouble wna
tho outcome of n had start ln the
third heat. It showed the folly of
appointing a man to start a horse
race simply because be Is a good all
around sport. Such Mr. Stewart certainly Is, but be ls not up on the
trotter, and has no particular love for
trotting. He undoubtedly tiled to ho
fair yesterday, and tho trouble wan
(Ju the first score-up for tho third
heat Bryson had the polo and came
down fast anil steady. Geneva had
only hnd ubout 100 yards of a go to
warm up and wan not steady. Johnny
Gillespie had bim under a hard pull
and fully a length behind Bryson at
tlie pole. Starter Stewart, however,
gave the wurd. Bryson shot off anil
Geneva broke. Immediately an angry
cry went up from the crowd of Geneva supporters, uifti a volley of hisses
followed, Gillespie started Geneva and
set sail on what looked like un impossible task, lie trotted hard and fast
all the way, aud in the stretch Bryson broke his gait ajid allowed the
son of Leland to win.
Tho shout tliat went up when Geneva went ahead could be heard a
mile away, and deafening cheers followed. Only tho breaking of Bryson
prevented trouble. When the raco
was in progress tlie crowd kept up
a volley ol such shouts as "Throw
him out," " Hang tho robber " aud
the like, directed nt the unfortunate
starter, and when it was ovor tlio
owners ol Geneva nnd a crowd of
backers crossed tho tracks nnd went
around bim liko a lot of hornets, with
many a curse nud angry cry. A. D.,
however, stood his ground fearlessly.
It was likely as hot a fivo minutes
as he over experienced,
The raco was Ior $500 side, and Geneva was tho favorite, although the
Bryson followers were numeroua aud
confident. Form stuiliers argued that
Bryson should win because ho had
been in racing trim all season, uml
hail won some hard races, while Geneva had been doing uo racing whatever. Hamilton people's sy in Dat hies
were with Geneva, principally because that horso was owned by Mr.
H. C. Stiuson and made Hamilton its
homo for a couple of years. Toronto
sports also backed Geneva, he boing
uow owned In that city. Toronto sent
up a couple of hundred spectators,
and Caledonia, Jarvis nud that section sent about 150, all of whom
wero on Bryson. Hamilton jtcople to
tho number of ",110 or so were present, bringing the attendance up to
SOO to 1,000.
The Judges were Mr. O. B. Sliep-
pnrd, of Toronto, appointed by Geneva's owners; lioliert Cooper, appointed by Bryson's owners, and A.
D. Stewart, appointed by these two
on tlio refusal of Br. Ten Eyck to
act, owing to tlio Geneva party's objection. Messrs. John Patterson, of
this city, nnd L. G. Bonnet, of Peterborough wero the time-keepers.
The race itself was disappointing In
n way. Geneva lias a mark of 2.111-4
and it was given out tliat Bryson
could do three heats in better than
2,13. The fastest time made was
2.141-4, and the average time of
four heats 2.10.
Quite a tidy auction pool selling
business was done. Beforo the first
beat Geneva was favorite at 10-8.
Then, with one heat to his credit the
odds wore raised to 10-0. When Bryson got the second heat be sold at
10, while Geneva brought only 0 to
7. Geneva's great burst of speed in
tho finish of tho third beat maide
hi in favorite at 10-5 for the fourth,
whicli proved to lio the, last bout.
For the first heat Geneva drow
the pole. Tlio horses wero sent off
beautifully, Geneva being just a nose
ahead, Bryson hung to his wheel until
the turn was reached, and then fell
a length behind. Geneva increased the
load up the back stretch nnd swung
Into the homo stretch two lengths
ahead. Ho then I nor eased his loud,
but slowed up ami won under a pull
by a length, ln 2.14.
Tlie start of tho second heat was
not good. Geneva, the poll horse, was
hall a length behind, but Bryson was
on Ills toes nmi unsteady. At tbe
quarter mark Geneva seemed to make
a false step and Bryson shot ahead
and went up tlio back stretch four
or fivo lengths ahead. Geneva came
around the turn Into tho stretch
nnd down the stretch nt great speed
and was beaten out by only a neck.
It was tho third heat that oaused
all tho excitement. The story has
already lieen told. The fourth was
easy for Geneva. Bryson went on
a, hopping gait, whilo Geneva traveled like a maohine and won ln nn
easy Jog by three lengths, in 2.10.
The1 summary:
Match trot, stallion    championship
nnd $500 a side:
Geneva, ch. h., by Leland���
Bessie     Forest;     Chas.
Burns, Toronto (Gillespie) 12 11
Bryson. br. h��� by Simmons
���Lena;    Hugh      Scott,
Caledonia (Collins)     2   12   2
Timo by quarters:
1-4 1-2       3*4      mile,
lst  ....351-4 1.0,71-2 1.41       2.14 1*4
2nd   ....85      1.08   '   1.43       2.15
Ird  35 1*4 1.081-2 1.43 1-2 2.18
4th  ... .35 1-4 1.00 3-4 1.41      2.10
Tlie timo of the second bent, 2.15,
is a * new record for Bryson. tf
MiltAAJ-tJJ, ____________L_\  4, if. ,f. ,1. liil.iL-llA iti .Ii iti iIt il* e% ill
A Heroine of the Reign of Terror.
I a. ae a. a e, fc fc. �� J. ���.
^^t^^^^��� "B V 9
The Citizen and Cltoyenne Cezaron,
Citizen and Cltoyenne Laverdnc took
their seats in one ot the front boxes
on the first tier. They were opposite
the stage. When Citizen Legouve
usked complimentary tickets from
the actors at the Rcpubllque, they
always sent him those for the bost
places. They did not confer their favors by halves.
The curtain was about to rise on
the play advertised for the performance of the evening: "Feuelon; or,
the Nuns of Cambrai," by Marie-Joseph Chenier.
The part ol Fenelon was taken by
Monvel J that ol Kluiance, commandant of Cambrai, by Talma. These
were the two leading male characters, besides which there were two
minor ones, a mayor and a priest,
played by Desprlz and Bervllle. There
wero four female parts: Helolse, Madame Vestrls! Amelie, Madamo Simon;
Isaure, Madame Besprez; and uu abbess, Madame Valerye. Ia addition
there wero clergy, nuns, municipal
officers, und citizens of Cambrai. The
first passed in a cell In a convent;
the second and fourth ln its subter-
terrnnean dungeons; the third and
fifth in the archleplscopal palace.
The plot of the story was briefly
this: An orphan girl���barely fifteen
���who has been brought up lu the
convent, is about to take the veil.
But she cannot do so of her own Iree
win. ishe confides her repugnance to
Sister Isaure, who has bad charge of
her from Infancy. She then ventures
to do the same thing to the abbess,
who sternly aud pitilessly informs her
that she must either become a nun
or be prepared to endure the most
cruel itlreutment. Sister Isaure adds
to the young girl's terror by telling
hor that ln the duugeous of tho
convent there is a woman who, having, like Amelie, refused to take the
veil, and consecrate to God a heart
already given to a human creature,
hus been for fifteen years forced to
lie upon cold stones, and be fed with
broad and water. Amelie desires to
see this unhappy Helolse, aud their
interview ls heartrending. Helolse
tolls her that she was herself the
daughter of a princely house. She had
loved Elmance, a young officer in the
king's service, but her father would
not give his consent to the marriage. He was a stern aud haughty
nobleniuu, and considered it a mesalliance. To punish her he hud placed
hor in tlie hands of the abbess of
Cambrai, though she was about to
become a mother. Tlie abbess, as
Amelie must kuow, Is a cruel woman.
Helolse ls thrown Iuto prison, when
she gives birth to a daughter, who
at once is takeu from her, and who,
if living, would bo about the age of
hor young visitor. Amelie, In her
turn, tolls the story of her forlorn
and nameless Infancy, and of eourse
mother and daughter recognize at
once tlieir relation to oach other.
In the urchiepiscopal palace, in the
third act, Fcnelou Is conversing with
Elmance, the military commandant of
Cambrai. Both tho archbishop and
the commandant are men of the
highest worth, full of zeal for the
good aud for the happiness of their
fellow-creatures. A young novice
mokes her way suddenly iuto the
palace. It Is Amelie, who bus managed to escape from the convent,
und wlio has come to Implore Justice from monslgnor.
Fenelon listens to her account ol
tho horrible cruelties practised at
the nunnery, aud rising, determines
to go himself at once and deliver the
captive. "A priest is present who
tries to prevent him, objectiug that
his personul intervention in the af-
fulr may cause a dangerous scandal ; but the generous prelate Is not
to be deterred by such worldly considerations. Ho hastens to the convent, where the Indignant abbess
threatens hlin with the displeasure
of  Home.
Helolse ls tnken to the bishop's
palace, attended by Isaure the compassionate sister, and by her daughter. There sbe finds Elmance, the
most faithful of lovers; for fifteen
years of separation have made no alteration tn his love. A tormal mar*
ralage puts uu end to all their trials.
Helolse becomes at onco a mother
and a wife, uud Fenelon reunites cou*
vlnccd tliut what he has accomplished is for tiio honor aud glory of
God, and thut of his Church as well.
Ameliu und tlie Cltoyenne Ceznron
sut lu the front seuts of the box.
Claudo stood behind the wife of his
new friend, aud Laverdac behind Manette, who was astonished at tlie aspect of tlie houso, for she bad not
been In a theatre for two years.
Citizen Andrey had been too prudent
a man to take her Into pluces where
the audience wus apt to be ulsor*
derly, to suy nothing of Ids cure for
The difference between the carmagnoles and bonnets rouges of the
snus-ctilottes, who formed the chief
part of the audience, and the pretty
spring dresses of ladles seated iu the
boxes was amusing, Tho sansculottes had possession of the two
upper galleries and the pit. A few
wero ln the stalls, much to tho discomfiture of citoyenues who
sat behind them. Their bonnets
rouges were fifteen Inches In height.
They never took him off. They
might have been screwed ou to their
patriotic beads. The audience, however, seemed sufficiently quiet. The
play to be given was adapted to the
taste of the populace, who Indeed
were sovereign arbitrators of the destiny of nny piece that might be offered to them. They Interdicted dra-
a tttllllllAil .lull I. Ii Ii  I
���l"J"f *^*|"IB V,|Mf'
mas that had not the luck to please
them, and if the directors opposed
their decision they carried their complaint to the Commune, which seat
tbe directors to prison.
But Marie-Joseph Chenier, had. lor-
tunately for him, the favor of the
multitude. And one proof that his
play was considered "civic" was,
that a rumor spread through the
bouse that Camile Desmoullns aud
Ids wife Lucille were tliere ln a baignoire, with Citizen Fabre d'Eglau-
tlne, and the artist Lopino-Lebrun,
who was one ol the Jurors of the lte-
volutlonary Tribunal.
"That's lncky for us," said Laverdac ironically ; " we shall see the play
Iu the best of good company."
Claude, who bad hot perceived tho
Irony In his speech, replied: " But
Camille Desmoullns sometimes allows
himself to be carried away by the
eagerness of his patriotism."
" Ah," said Manette softly to herself, " that's another of his set
" But," continued Claude, " he Is
nevertheless a most noble citizen. As
for Febre "
He did not end his speech, for
Emille Interrupted him.
" Point out to me Lucille," she said.
" I  want to see ner."
Claude at this began politely to
cast his eyes over the audience, while
Laverdac, leaning over Manette,
whispered: " What do I caro Ior Lucille V There Is but one woman in the
world for me."
Emille and Citizen Cezaron found
tlielr search unsuccessful. The baignoire of Camille Desmoullns was probably directly uqder the box In which
they were seated. Claude resumed the
remark he was making to Laverdac.
"I thought that Fabre d'Eglantlne
was your friend.
" So he was, until he made himsell
one of my masters."
This was said with spirit. Manette
struck the front of the box with her
band, as If applauding some speech ln
the play. But at that moment the
curtain began to rise.
A nun and a novice were on the
stage. One wore a black robe of the
most rigid make, the other a white
veil. A little laugh of derision rang
through the ranks of the sans-culottes.
Sister Isanre was endeavoring to persuade Amelie to accept the lot assigned her. There would be too much
peril ln attempting any change. The
abbess then came ln, and learned, to
her astonishment and Indignation, the
Insubordination ot Amelie, who cried
that she would never willingly accept
" La palx de l'esclavnge en ee funeste
and as a witness to her right to remain free, she calls on
" Dicu qui n'est point tyrnn, qui con-
nait I'lndulgence."
A hoarse murmur of assent bore testimony from the pit that the sansculottes approved those words.
Citizen Robesp*lrre would have been
gratified bad be boen present, tor he
bated the professed atheism ol Hebert,
Chaumette, and even that of Camille
Tho entr'acte was short. The next
scene was la the dungeon where
Helolse bad languished fifteen years,
chained to ber bed of stone. How
touching was Madame Vestrls tn this
part 1 Helolse related her sad story.
Sho found out that Amelie must be her
daughter. Mother and child were
about tor the first time to ambrace
eacli other. Tho whole house was a
paroxysm ot emotion. The sansculottes with the rest. Tears moistened their carmagnoles.
" See, Manette, the people's hearts
are In the right place," said Claude.
" Most excellent people I" cried Laverdac, still ironically. Tben lowering
his voice, he said: " At four o'clock
this very day thesa same men went to
see General Miacklnskl guillotined In
the Pluce de la Reuuloa. The crowd
shouted to tbe executioner to hold up
his head. It bad still color In the
cheeks. He was a brave man. He
had not even turned pale."
Emille gave a littio cry of horror.
Cluude Interposed with:
" But supposing that the genoral bad
betrayed the nation ? I think you do
not love the revolution, Citizen Laverdac."
" And you," snid Manette, aloud,
" may love It too well, possibly."
" Manette I���take care."
" More than you lovo mo, Claude."
She had never spoken to liim thus
beforo. Cluude, vexed and surprised,
tried not to show that ho felt It. He
leaned over Emille, and nppearcd tobe
again examining the house. Laverdac
said very low (his words seemed like a
devil's whisper as lio breathed them
Into Manetto's oar), " Ho does not
lovo you bettor thnn all else���not better than bis own visions. Vou said so
yourself But yot you ure not otfended
with him."
Emille noticed that something was
going on and, wishing to Interrupt It,
exclaimed : " I don't believe they ever
did such wicked things in convents."
" Neither did tlio author oi the piny,"
said Laverdac.
Claude was about ta> say something
In protest, but the third act began.
Tho scene was ln the Palace of
Fenelon. The Bishop was refusing the
gifts tho Mayor had come to offer him
in the name of a gratuful city. The
prelate askod reprovingly : " Wore
there no poor ln Cambrai ?" Monvel,
who acted the part, looked most imposing in his archleplscopal robes���his
cassock and his hood of violet colored
silk, his lace rochet, his violet sash,
with Its gold fringe, bis gold cross,
banging from a broad, watered silk
violet ribbon, and Ids shoes ot violet
sntln, with largo scarlet rosettes upon
Then Fenolon Nt��, Elmance conversed together, bitterly condemning
the crimes of kings, above all a certalu
edict which punished as Illegal all pro-
fessloa of a religion chosen by thousands of French men nnd women.
Christ, they said, could not but have
held accursed
��� cette rlgeur inipie,
Qui dement a la fols sa  doctrine et
sa vie.
But at that moment Amelie  rushed
ln to denounce the crime enacted In
the convent.
The bishop was about to hasten to
break the chains of the victim, to the
satisfaction of the people present
and that of Elmance, who exclaims:
SI les pretres toujours    vous avaient
Le genre humala    par vous  eut ete
In the fifth act tlie spectators were
carried from the dungeons to the convent, to the archbishop's palace. Helolse appeared, attended by Sister
Isaure und lier daughter. She once
more saw Elmance. What a momeat
It was I The most constant of lovers
clasped both his old love and their
daughter In his anus. Fenelon urged
them to return thanks to him who
from ou high will do Justice In the
Le blen vlcnt de Dleu soul, et Ie mal
vlent des homines.
All tho sans-culottes were on their
feet applauding frantically. The
bouse, and not tlie play, was then
tho point of Interest. The very men
wlio applauded Fenelun, us the
priest with au enlightened conscience
and a tender lieart, had helped to
massacre In prisons, or bad driven
Into exile, thousands of men wearing
the same cloth, among whom it was
to bo supposed that there were men
as Just and as humane ns the prelate they applauded. But this did
not strike Claude. He was applauding
with the rest ol them.
Little Emille, halt frightened by
the uproar, had put her hands over
her sharp ears, and Laverdac could
speak to Manette rather more
" Men ol cruelty," he said, " do
worse thlugs nowadays than
wretches of the same sort did formerly. They have found out bow to
tear asunder hearts, and leave them
no possibility ot reunion."
"Don't dispute again with Claude,"
she said.
"Nobody can hear me but ynu."
"Then, please, do not say things I
ought not to hear."
"May I not say that If our days are
numbered, It ls best to make good use
of such time as may reinaiu ? It is
wlsidjom to be hnppy. Why should we
deny ourselves the bliss of loving
those who love us 1"
"Quito true. Then love your wife."
Hero the curtnin again rose. The
nctors appeared upon the stage to en-
Joy their triumph. Citizen Monvel
gave one hand to the Cltoyenne Vestrls, and the other to Cltoyenne Simon. Talma led in the Cltoyenne Des-
prei and Velerye. The latter, who
had personated the abbess, made a
mistake ln reappearing on the stage.
She was badly received by the audience. The honors of the day were
with Fenelon.
Then suddenly from the pit a
drunken voice cried out: "Let Citizen
Monvel sing the 'Carmagnole'I"
Manette turned pale. She looked at
Claude. He was absorbed in the spectacle.   The whole pit was ln a roar.
The galleries Joined tho tumult.
The spectators in the boxes rose.
They were frightened. Their intention
to leave before the singing of the 'Carmagnole' gave a new impulse to the
patriotic fervor of the sans-culottes.
They cried out: "Citizen Monvel ls
about to sing the 'Carmagnole' tn his
episcopal habit. Out witli suspicious
persons 1  'La Carmagnole' I"
Manette was ou lier feet. "Let us
go at once," she said to Laverduc.
"Take me away, I implore you 1"
She had turned towards him, for
Claude had not observed her sudden
emotion. Laverdac hastened to do as
she requested. He opened the door of
the box and offered her his arm. She
took it. He felt her tremble. She
drew 1dm swiftly to the lobby; the
tipsy voice which had uttered the tirst
shout for the "Carmagnole" still rang
in her ears. (
Claude followed them with Emille.
She was asking breathlessly:
"What ls It V Are we not going to
supper ?"
"Manette," said Claude, "what alls
you ?"
"Nothing ��� nothing," she cried.
"Can't you understand how disgusting I must find that ribald spectacle V
Let us go home at once I"
And lu a whisper she said to Laverdac:
"Did you hear that voice? Do you
kuow whose it was ? That was Buscallle. Ah, who will deliver me Irom
that dreadful man I"
There was an end to the choice supper ordered ut Piquet's at the
ltochcr de Canonic, and Emille, us
she stood at the entrance uf the
theatre, still holding Cluudo's arm,
reproached hlui for not coming to do
Justice to certalu oyesters from Jersey, smuggled Intu St. Mulo, and
thence sent up hy post horses to
Paris. Tlioro was also to have been
a certalu sausage stuffed with fat
chicken and truffles, brought from Lyons. And they wore to liavo had a
bottle of wine from Voudray ln Tour-
nlue, a wine thut beforo the Revolution was never on the market, being
reserved for tho uso of churches, nnd
thence called vin do messo.
But Manette, whom Laverdac on his
part was endeavoring to detain,
was distractedly  calling for   Claude.
For Laverdac was saying to her
tilings such as she had never heard
���had never expected to hear.
"Would sbo seriously order him to remove that Buscallle from her path V
Why not? Tho rascal had received
one good blow, but that laid not been
enough. He had not had his skull
fructured, for he was about again.
The work had been only half done.
It would bo a pleasure to finish It.
It was Justice. When ono meets with
a wild animal going to eat you up,
you kill it. Was that a crime? Nonsense I It was an act of deliverance
tor yourself and for others. Pnrblcu I
���there would be risk, of course; but
Manette must know thnt to assure
tho repose of her life, Laverdac was
ready to risk his own."
All this was said In a tono of sombre earnestness which frightened Ids
bearer. "Would he do  what ho   pro
posed ? Did lie love hor so much that
he would do such a tiling ?"
"He did! And if she oulv said the
word I"
It seemed to her that In one moment she had learned to know him.
She had mistnken him for a more 111)-
ertlne. full of self-conceit. Ah! why
had she turned to him instead ot
Claude when she heard that voice
shouting for the Curmagnole ?
Without answering she continued
almost frantically to cull, "Claude I
Claude 1"
Claude at Inst .disengaged himself
from Fnillie. "Come���come. Let us
go," cried Manette excitedly. He objected. She ought at least to take
leave ot the Cltoyenne Laverdac.
"Come I Come I" she cried, as seizing his arm slio hurried bim almost at
a run towards one of the cabriolets
standing bofore  the theatre.
When they weru seated in this vehl-
clo for .some timu neither spoke. But
Cluude could not refrain from showing his displeasure, He was annoyed
with everything. Ho did not wish to
cultivate a close acquaintance with
a man so outspoken as Laverdac, a
man whose opinions were evidently
not tbose of a good citizen. Nor was
ho pleased with Manette. What n
strange exhibition she hnd mado of
sudden, unacountable terror. It was
very unwise to have quitted the box
so Hastily. It was affectation. And
then not to stay for the choice supper that the Lnverdacs would have to
pny fori
"Did you recognize the voice that
shouted to the archbishop to sing the
Carmagnole?" said Manette ut last
to ber husband.
"No. What do you mean ?"
So, then, he hud not been aware tt
was tho voice of their worst enemy.
That voico bad sounded the knell of
his own hnppiuess, aad It had not
roused hlin, because nt that moment
be was so deeply Interested in tlie
drama he had Just witnessed, which
corresponded with his dreams.
The sentiments that the actors declaimed had delighted him. That the
Carmagnole should be sung by an
actor dressed up in episcopnl robes
bad not shocked him. She dreaded lest
be should begin to tell her that the
whole disgusting exhibition hud
amused him. He went on talking.
Would be never have done ?
Sbe ceased to listen. The face of
Laverdac, full of a 6tern, set purpose
seemed to come between them. "You
wish some one would rid you of Buscallle," be seemed to sny to her. "You
have ordered mo to do It." He had
really said those words in her ear-
said that 6he had ordered It. He
either thought she had or made believe lie thought so.
He lind intended her tn understand
that he would dare anything that she
commanded him; and that, for love of
her, he was ready to cut short a man's
life at the risk of his own.
Could tlds be really so ? Was it possible he loved her with such strength
of passion?
But .jvhat had he probably done
when they left him, even while those
burning words were on Ids lips ? Had
he gone to theRocherde Cancalewlth
Emille, and eatca that supper ? What
an nntl-cllmax I
The cabriolet stopped. Tliey had
returned home. Sliould she toil Claude
tliat Busoallle had been that evening
nt tliat accursed play ?
Claude had sat down, and was looking at her. "You surprised me this
evening," was all lie said. "I did not
seem to know you."
That was all Ms rebuke. Ills honest, open tace resumed its pleasant
smile. Why 6hould she make 1dm uneasy 1 She bad many things the might
liave confessed to him, but he suspected nothing I
"Well," he said at last, "I own
that those savage songs are a little
alarming. And yet, Manette, I always
thought you brave."
"Yes," she said, "those songs���and
something else. I got frightened. I
have sulfered so much from the fears
ol other people."
"Ah I for my sake I When you took
my part against my mother. Believe
me, Manette, nil that ls not forgotten."
He wanted to kiss her, but drew
near her timidly. He was afraid she
might not like it. She had refused to
kiss 1dm that moraing. She closed
her eyes, and yielded to this embrace
of her poor Claude. It might help
her, she thought, perhaps, to forget
the other man.
Several days passed after tlint, and
nothing broke hi upon tbeir life's monotony. There were no fresh alarms.
As she thought over all that had
taken plaoe, she came to the conclusion that Buscallle must have been so
placed at the theatre that lie had not
seen her. If so, her tears had lieen
Buscallle might not thnt evening
have seen the Cltoyenne Andrey de la
Fregeoliere. now Cltoyenne Cezaron.
but he had no need to have seen her,
he must know where she was. Sooner
or later he would show her that he
knew. Sho owed her few weeks Ol
untroubled happiness only to tho blow
Inflicted on bim by tho unfortunate
cl-devant. Ho had got well again, and
now everytldng was to lie [eared from
Id in���unless	
Laverdac had said to her: "II a man
meets a wild beast about to take Ills
llte.he kills him." That was true; but
was It always necessary to wait until
tlie beast was rushing on you? Men
go lu search of the wild beast; they
hunt hlin down bofore he has had
tlmo to harm them. But the hunter
must bo resolute. Here Manette gave
a little shrug.
Laverdac's proposition nmi Ids
promiso had lieen apparently mere
bluster. Nothing had come of it. A
momentary impulse had been awakened In hlui after passing an evening
ln her company. He had not lieen to
see lier. What had become of the ardor with wldch he had professed ids
wish to servo her ?
That ardor had passed away like
smoke. It had vanished the next duy.
Nothing remained of It. Was Laverdac really lu lovo with htr! Ye��, sho
was sure of tliat. Ho oared lor her far
more than he ought���far more than
she wished, but not as ranch as sho
had thought he did when be promised to save her.
He had no personal hatred to Buscallle���no motive for getting rid of
him���except thnt the wreWS eo lung
art lie lived, would make her own life
miserable.      Manetto put her bands
over her eyes and shuddered.
Her sense of danger and hor shame
were all tliis week far worse than
actual peril. If she board any noises
ln the street she started.and felt sure
that tbe party from the section she
expected, must be coming. There was
no way ol escape from the bounete
When the noise died away in the
distance she foil back brea*thless .a
her chair. The hours passed. Alone
���always alone���she sat In those small,
dark rooms, wrestling with her own
fears. She was no longer conscious
ot her solitude. Then Claude would
Come home, anil his coming brought
her no rebel. She had chosen liim to
lw hor companion through all her
futuro llie, und already his company
wearied hor. lie was no longer esseu-
tlal to her happiness.    Poor Claude!
But he sat down beside her, and* as
ho had always dono, tnld her nil that
had happened to htm during the day.
How Citizen Gregolre iu his little office In the Hue do Grenelio-Honore
was much dissatisfied. There was
nothing doing. No money coming
���" Nobody has any money,'* she said
indifferently, "Whnt could lie expect?'-
Claude laughed, and repeated his
usual formula that times were bad,
but bad times would pass away.
"Everything seems passing away���
or has passed,"* she said drearily. Sho
meant " even our happiness.'
Claudo wont on talking. He could
always find something to sny. Thero
was some new event every day. He
hnd looked in at 'tho section ae he
passed, lust to show himself, ior he
did not go there any more for his own
pleasure, nanrlot undoubtedly would
lio elected commanding-general of the
National Guard. Buffet was sure to
bo beaten.
(To be continued.)
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Mr. Bd LcKiro left for Viotoria, Friday.
Sun Oreeeb bas gone to Victoria.
Uijah Sraithera Jr. hu gone to Nanaimo.
Leiser sells lard at 11 ots. per pound.
Mr, P. McB. Young, barrister waa up
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Mr. Bert Creech is nuw with Mr. Harry
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Frank Combs of Cunningham and Oouba,
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Hamburger is still selling T 4 li plug at
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obarge of the Glory of the Seu.
Mr. Oscar Lowe is the new manager of
Mr, J, B. Holmes' store in Union.
P��ndray of Viotoria will make an exhibit
at our Show, Oct. 1st of hi* soaps.
Coal Oil J1.5B por tin at Leiser's,
Harry Hamburger went to Viotori i lust
wee!;: expeoted baok on this weelc'a steamer.
Officer Hit.Jn.-n:,: ti i a>.injj s    official
visit up   north     .  tin . *
Lost. A "���' ate pro f cape found on Third
Street or Courtenay road has been left at
this office.
There will be a good turn-out from Union
lo the Comox Exhibition and Sports,
Oot. 1st
New fall goods at midsummer prices at
"The burning bush" is the sign by which
the forest if conquered and civilization
Arthur Langley of Victoria wua guest
n part of lut week at the Elk Hotel,
Flour very cheap at Leiser's. Hungarian
or pastry $1.26
Mr. Dan Kilpatrick and wife have moved
Into thoir new house on Penrith avenue near
Tbo Knoll.
Fob Rxnt.���A good sloop for sale; priee
|60. Enquire ot John W. Scott, Hcrnby
Island, B. C.
Sir Richard Musgrave, Capt. Barnes and
Lint. Gordon took passage Friday on tbe
A fine lino of Cook Stoves for wood and
coal at MoPhee & Moore's.
Tho oats of Mr. Thos. Cairns this year
aro remarkably fine���none better in tlie
LMT.���Mr. Alex. Grant haa lost his Put
Muter's jewel (gold) with name on it, alao
a Past Master's apron with name on it.
Tbo finder will bo suitably rewarded by
returning tho same to their owner.
Mr. J, L* Brown, representing the Mainland Nursery, E. Hutcherson proprietor, is
in town. He will canvas the district. We
can recommend tbe Mainland Nursery as
one of the very best in the Province. Mr.
HutcberBoo, its proprietor, stands very
bigb, and aeudi out only true aud reliable
A. McCallum, mine host of the Courtenay
House was among the outgoing passenger.-*
ou the Joan Friday,
Buy your sugar at Leiser's $5.25 per ow
Wa were reminded that we were mortal
b> the presence lust week of Mr. Hamilton
of the Mounutnonc Works, New Westminster.
Foil Sale ok Rest.���Residence on Mary*
port Avo opposite  Dr. .Jt-ll'i,   consisting of
four Bedrooms Hall, Parlor, Dining   Room,
Kitchen, Pantry, Bathroom and cellar, aho
good out-bonnes.   Will sell for smalll cash
payment, tbe balance in monthly payments,
Inquire on premiaoa.
C. K. GAmtisox.
W�� are indebted to Mr M. Cly for a jar
of delicious California honey. It came from
S.in Diego County famous for its beo products.
See that your Hungarian flour bears the
name of O'Gilvies; all others iu thiB market
are cheaper. The real thing $1.25 at
Mr. Bull' elt, who haa been manager of
Mr J. li. H'���lines store, has gone to Nanai-
m ���, left *>n Friday, It is underwood he is
i ot io return
For Rent.���The butcher shop at
Union fitted up ready for business, lately
occupied by A. C. Fuiton. Call on him
or enquire of A. Urquhart, Comox.
Mias Sarah Lewis took passage for Victoria, Friday, where sbe will remain for a
few montha in attendance at St Ann's
It does not matter what prices you see
advertised, Vou can buy new dry goods,
clothing, boots shoes and groceries, cheaper
than anywhere else in the city at Hau.-
Oa the 18 th inst at the Presbyterian
Mause Sandwick three little children were
christened, viz: Mr. Geo. Grieve's son, Mr.
Sum Piercy's daughter and the son of Mr.
John Grieve.
Lost.���On Thursday or Friday, a surgical case, with instruments. The finder
will confer a favor by leaving it with Dr
Among the good butter makers of Comox,
whose butter we have tested as most excellent, are Wm, Lewis, T. J. William*.
A. Urquhart, the Duncans and W. Renui-
son. There are a number of other good
butter makers���T. Cairns and Byron Crawford.
Exhibitors to the Comox Show will do
well to remember that all applications to
enter exhibits, must be in the hands of
the Secretary, Mr. John Mundell, Sandwick, THREE clear days previous to the
Show, as they wil! not be received by the
Secretary on the morning of the Exhibition without a special order from ihc
Committee and there must be the best
reasons given for the delay.
Cash is King.
Prices Always Eight)
When tlio Money is in
Bargains in Dry Goods. Clothing and   Men's   Furnishings,   summer  Goods,
Straw 1 Iats and Millinery at Cost.
Remember our new
Stand, first door east
of Piket's Hall.
STffliOI & CO'S
J. F. DOYLE, Manager
Barrister, Solicitor. Notary Public
Oflice: -First Street, Union, B. C.
for the   ~rz~rT~\~^
���tsT       Novelties
A Fashionable Trimmer
(Latu of Sluuu & Scott's)
U turning out some Dainty Croatian, in
A choice Selection of Flowers,
Jet Ornaments ancl Ribbons
Just Received.
Clocks, watches, books
ancl stationery.
T. D. McLean
31. J. HENRY,
Mount Pj.EAS.ifrr    Vancouver B. C.
Send for Catalogue before placing your
orders for Fall Planting', if yuu are interested in saving money for yourself and
getting good stock of first hands.
Most complete stock of Fruit and
Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,
in the Province,
Thousands of small Fruit Plants and
Vines of leading varieties, suitable for
this Climate.
Thousands of Bulbs now nn lhe wny
here from China, Japan and Holland for
the Fall Trade.
Fertilizers, Agricultural Implements,
.Spray Pumps, Etc., best to be had.
No Agents. List tells yon all about it.
Eastern Prices or Less.
Greenhouse, Nursery and Apiery,
604 Westminster Road.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Ry.
Time   Table   No.   26,
To take effetit nt $ a.m. on Saturday, March
2Utt 18(J(S.   Trains run oo Paoiflo
Standard time.
| Dally. | Sat'dy.
Lv. Viotoria for N"anaJmo nnd I a. m. I i*. m.
Wellington  I  8.00 j   4.00
Vr. Nanuimo I  11.86     7 ft
Ar. WuUtoKtQn.,...     | I2.m \  7.45
T    AM|    I' M
I Daily. | Satfdy.
f,\\ Wellington for Victoria   1   S.2Q  t   4.18
Lv. Nanatinofor Victoria.... i  84.5   |   4.33
Ar. Viotoria  ! JiUO I   8.00
For ratea and information apply  at Company's offices,
President. (leu'l Supt
Oan. Freljthl and Passomter Ari
Contracts and Day Work
C   Address���Mntsukawn, Japanese   6!
ftj   Boarding. Mouse, next lirick yard. A
c.* .* ^/.77^>^y/.//^/.v//;</^5,
Boor and Shoe Shop
Al! kinds niade to order
Repairing done.
II   Kei.i.s
Next Killpnllick's .Stable.
Officii Ileum 2, McPhoe & Moore B'ld's and at
I'. O. PRAWKR   18,
This Inn, located about tliree miles nut
from Union on the Courtenay Road
is now open for business A good
bat* will be kept, and tbe comfort of the
guests carefully attended lo. (jive us a
Subscribe for   THE    NEWS
S2.00 per annum.
"An Act to Prevent   Certain  Animals from Running at Large���1896"
Stock owners are hereby notified to
keep all Swine, Stallions of one year old
and upwards, and Bulls over nine months
old, under proper enclosure, as all animals of these descriptions, found running
at large will be dealt with under the pro-
��isions ofthe Act referred to.
Comox, n. c.     \v. li. Anderson,
June 7th, 1896. Gov't Aoent.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baation Street    ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when you can obtain a SCPEUIOR  AHTI
CU*: foi the same mottey
Corner of Bastion and Commercial
Streets, Naoaimo, li. C.
Branch Ov wc*, Third Street and Dunsmuir
Avenue, B. C.
Will ho in Union tbo 3rd  Wednesday of
each month and remain teu days.
I have moved into my new shop on
Dunsmuir Avenue, where I am prepared
to manufacture and repair all kinds of
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
Give me a call.
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. 0. Drawer 17
Take E. Pimbury & Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
$ F. Curran m
Our Great Sale of Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes.
Commencing on Pay-day' next and continuing for fifteen clays  only.    Our prices for groceries are  the very lowest.
For Cash op f hipty Days Credit.


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