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The Weekly News Jan 29, 1895

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Q. A. McBai.i &Co.
Real Estate Broken
Nanaimo,  B, C.
NO. n6.
G. A. McBain & Co.
Seal Estate Brokers-
��& Nanaimo, B. C.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full   Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
Grant <fc McGregor Props
Tin, C, Morgan,
None but the best
quality and moat
fashionable goods
kept In stock.
William's Block,
tririoiT, b. o.
Union Meat
meats always on hand,
Market.   -���.
Vegetables  etc.
"****?*     Vessels   supplied  on the shortest  notice.      **"*"*"
Simon   Leiser,   Prop.
Leiser's Union Store.
Our Xmas Stook of 1894 surpasses anything
ever before shown in Union.    Our Store is a
Veritable     Bazaar    There   is   nothing  you
cannot get.
We are showing an immense stock of Dolls,
Toys of all kinds, Plush Goods, Celluloid
Goods, Knit Goods, Blankets, Comforters,
Rubber Goods, Fancy Lamps, Glassware, and
numerous other things which through want of
space we cannot mention.
Another Case of useful and Fancy Articles in
Silverware to hand, direct from thc noted
manufacturers,  Simpson,  Hall, Miller & Co.
I     Special Bargains in Gent's Clothing. Etc.
I     Great Bargains in our House Furnishing Dep't.
���*-     We are sole agents for Master Mechanic Soap, Miners and
Puddlers   Tobacco   and    Upton's   Celebrated  Ceylon   and
Indian Teas.
Simon Ltieer, Prop.
E. Merman,
Will be in Union every
month with a large stock of
Jewelry, Watches, Diamonds,
and Silverware.
Watch repairing a specialty.
fOR KENT oa SAW���A neat slory and
hall cot-afe at the thriving village of
Courienay, Enquire of
R. Ceiiford, Union, U. C.
McPhee tt Moore
Importers and Dealers
in    Groceries,   Provisions,   Flour,
Feed &c.    Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Ready Made Clothing,  and
Rubber Goods.
Butchers. Fresh Mtatand Vegetables, Daily.
Union- Courtenay- Comox
Ice Cream Parlors.
"DiNTOlT, B. O.
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
Imported and Domestic Cigars.   Briar and Meershaum  Goods.
Ih. Above Storea Adjoin, Where Everything of the Best In their Bespective
lines will be found.
A. \V. Mclntyre   Prop.
,1 1,       -nag      . i*   ��� 1    B-ggBte-e-gj
Bon Ton Restaurant,
O. H. Fechner & ��>b., Prop's.."  '
jVleals at all j**.o|]|"s
'- ���"��� A.T   THB-t-     r�� '������'���'���
New Walk along the Shop to Hall Door.
Prices:���10c. 15c and 25c      21 Meals for $5.00.
Drs  Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
���ctitioit, b. a.
Courtet-rty and the Tin*** will be visited every
Wedntwlt-y af ornoon (or itiu *jurpoauof con*
suit* tion.
1'atiuntfl at a distance Kill rocrivo early at*
tcnllon on row-it of leloplionu invwnte.
\\7E W1" Kn& vou ���)-r m**-' 'or ****
**     cents a p roun-iliiBlcr, or aix
furSl.*-.5  lurrellcf ofjaiiiB in back
or cnoat.
C.II.Bowi-8, druggwt,
tl Johnson ��� t���
VluiorU. B.C.
We, the undersigned, have this day
formed a partnership underthc firm name
and style of Kay & Murdock in ihe business of Horseshoeing and (Ioneral blacksmithing. at Union, I J. C.and respectfully
request ofthe public a fiir share of their
Union, B.C., T.LRay
Jan. 1st l8gs G. Murdock. .
L hereby giie notice that a special
meeting of thc Licensing Court for the
granting of retail Liquor Licenses will be
held at Louis W. Fauquier's office in
Cumberland- H. C. on the 31st day of
January 1895.
Elijah Smithurst
I'rov. Constable.
We hereby give notice that al the sitting of a special Licensing Court to lie
held at Cumberland, Nelson District, 11.
C. on thc 31st day ol January 11(95, ve ���-���
tend tu inike applic itinu for a temporary
license to sell by ret itl intoxicating liquors on ihe prc111i-.es to be hereafter
known as the Delnloiiico Hotel, situated
on lot 11, block 2 on Dunsmuir Ave. in
the towpsiie of Cumberland! Nelson District, PioViencenf ft. C.
Dickson and Co.,
per L. W. Fauquier, Agent'
The citizens of Cumberland and Union
are requested to meet at the  old   school
house, on Friday the   ist .February,  at
7.30 p.m., to transact important business.
Several citizens.
Open to young men and women, All
that care and experience can do for the
young people.
Special terms for five month course.
For further particulars apply to
Box 14s, D. Mel). Hunter,
Union. Teacher.
Last Wednesday a Heavy chatge of
powder in the ncw shaft displaced the
Lig chute at the surface. There was no
loss except tke time spent in replacing it.
Win. Wright fell while working in No.
1 slope last night, striking tits back on
some iron pipes and causing paralysis.
He is expected to recover.
Land���If you want to huy 20, 40 or Go
acres of good land, call and see K Phillips of Grantham.   He can suit you.
The following patients were admitted
to tlie hospital last week: M. Cly, J.Phil-
lipi, Win. Taylor and Albert Gallasso.
Patient discharged, Joe Phillipi.
NOTICE���A special sitting ofthe Licensing Court will be held at 10 a.m., Thurs
day 31st Jan., in the store formerly occupied by Wm. Langton,
A fire at Phillip Cassnli's house near
thc tclcgtaph oflice last Friday was discovered by some penp'e returning from
the Chine c Ncw Year celebration, in
time to prevent serious loss.
presbvtkrian���Conducted by Rev. D.
Mclntyre in the hall, at 11 a.m., and 7
p.m. Morning subject, " Abrahams
faith." Evening subject, "Robbery."
S.S., 1.30 p. 111; Bible class, 2.30 p.m;
Prayer meeting, Wednesday 7.30. p.m.
ENGLISH-Conducted by Rev. J. X. Willemar at 7 p. m. in the school   house.
Methodist EPISCOPAL���Conducted by
Rev. John Robson at it a.m., and 7.30
p. in.   Sund iy school, 2.30 p. in.
Barqiu Richard III left for Frisco lut
Snud.y, wil*. l.OIiO.kuia at eatA.
Ban-M J. D Fm��b will leave for ftitco
tam-wrow, -with IWAOsHoicml
StMmtr ThMil-i Mt (or tho north Friday,
with W tona of eoal. .. .*)�����
T6�� d.w wbalabaalt* City of Kvtr-ttt, will
ba dM K��b. lOih.
Tbt Han Mateo will be dat on Friday.
It seems that a New York syndicate is
trying to obtain control of the coal rights
of about 5,000 acre** of Comon valley
lands. Their agent ii understood to reside in Vancouver. There wai a meeting
ofa few farmers at the Courtenay House,
Courtenay, last Tuesday evening to consider the matter- but after some discussion it was concluded to adjeurn the
meeting until Tuesday nijjht, the 39th of
January Mr. J. A. Halliday Was chairman of the meeting and Mr. 'Chan.
Bridges acicd as Secretary. I ncidemidly
theouestian of organizing 1 irteat ana
vegetable market at Union was discussed
but no action taken.
Mr. Editor:*- Being a philosopher we
feel qualified to give advice to all ordinary people. We shall endeavor occasionally to make a few timelv suggestions to
some particular division of society; aud
begin by this week addressing some admonitions ti> that class of tourists designated as tramps assuring them that the
following sage observations wilt repay a
more than superficial perusal:
There is scarcely onc of your number
who cannot by making a little necessary
rffiH secure employment for a matter of
six* months nr so, and by frugality and
temperance save enough during that
periud to pay for a good bicycle. We
grant that it would be a terrible task to
change your leisurely habits for thrift and
industry, to use your muscular rather than
your oratorical powers, and you mighi,
alas! even have to wash occasionally in
order lo hold your job. But remember
that you need continue ihis objectionable
life only for a very limited period, and
then think of the haughty scorn with which
ynu could look down upon your unfortunate bicycle-less fellow tramp wending
his weary way toward the distant farmstead, as ynu sail majestically by him on
your pneumatic wheel; and are thus en
abled to strike the hired girl for a handout before she loses her giod humour by
repealed solicitations, X.-
Written for thk wbeklv mews
Now, in the dim, dark days o*
dreary winter, how pleasant it is to look
back to summer days spent in the woods,
within sight and sound of the "ever murmuring sea," with the dark .pines behind
us, the shell strewn beach for our camping
ground, and the swish, swish of those
rfsilrss Waves for our lullaby. It was just
peifeci weather lasi August, when the
captain and hi** lady, Mr-. Morrison, the
professor, and I drove up through tbe
woods, past Black Creek and Oyster
River, tr some places over skid roads
in others over boulder-strewn shores,
where our 'd-jetty Bucephalus danced
a species of tarantella, vainly trying to
find firm footing on the Slippery blocks,
gigantic stones, wh'xh -terc more like a
" giant's caUseWay * th in a civilized road.
( I wish the government agent would
drive up there sometimes. )
At last after a delicious bit of driving
over some smooth turf wc arrived at Mr.
J. Stewart's ranch. Here Mrs. ���"���tewart
came out to meet us. " And I'm sure
I'm very glad to-see you all, and 1 bid
you all most he-mily welcome I come in
all of you I" This in the heartiest kindest
tones which made us all feel we had
reached a haven of rest after all our adventures. A bounteous tea and a delight
ful night's rest in a cozy bedroom completed the charm, and tbe next morning
we aro.>e -.cfrcshed. This is one of the
"oul o' the world" places, a ranch
on tho seashore, with peace and plenty
reigning around; the garden well culti-
va:ed and very productive; plenty of vegetables, milk, butter, and bacon'; plenty
of fresh air; trout from the river just at
hand, and salmon and cod from the bay.
Mr. Stewart kindly lent us his boat the
next morning', nnd away we went over
the smooth blue waters,'the captain rowing and we trolling for salmon. It was
just delightful. Isn't it charming, to
lounge restfully in a boat which is being
propelled by efficient arms thr-nigh rippling waters, catching sweet whispering
breezes, and dreaming of rest nnd peace
���nothing lo think about and nothing to
do? Then is ones mind fully attuned to
Thomson's words:
"0 I grievous foilv I to heap up estate,
"Losing the daysyou see benefit 1) the sun
*      *      *      *      *
"0! sure it is of vanities most vain
[may obtain.
"To toil for what you fiere-untoilinj '
Of course we, being idle, agreed with
thc-ie words; not so the captain upnn
whom all the toil fell, but be was patient
and never grumbled. Valdez island lay
to our right, on the left the shores of our
island, thickly.wooded except here and
there a patch nf cleared land, where the
industrious "Settler had striven bravely
���with wild, wayward nature. Here Mr.
KntghtVlarge, fertile, prettily situated
farm, there Mr. A. Calcno's, farther on
W, Paccy's ranch and then Campbell
River. Still on and on, passing Quathi-
aska Cove on the right, and into Duncan
Bav, where we intended to camp.
On thc journey up we were trolling, and
you who have not experienced it cannot
imagine the thrill of excitement that runs
through you when there is a genuine tug
at the end if your line. Down go thc
captain's oars, and frantically we begin
drawing up. An immense salmon leaps
oul ofthe water a fc*.v yards behind the
boat, turns w complete somersault, un*
hjnks itse'f. and very blank are the faces
as we gaze at the empty hook. But Mrs
Morrison had better luck. She thinks
she was not excited, but we know belter;
and when we had fairly embarked the
fish and it had floundered 'round under
our legs, upsetting the dear little professor, thc captain wildly fl.mri-.lrng one of
hts oars, and making frantic p.vses at
every glimpse he could get of thc $hmy
minster, und the prize Uy half dead and
gasping at our feet���then she smiled a
proud little smile of i-iumph, and the
professor saw it and growted that it wns
the selfish people who caught ail the f'sh
in this world; given the line be could
have caught the fish.
At last in a delicious little cove by the
side ofa turbid -nt stream, where little
water birds, tame as sparrows, swam and
dived and gravely considered lhe new
inhabitants of their land, we made our
beds of pine boughs, our dining table and
seats of split logs, and fires o( the rein-
ous fir; and like the three men in a boat,
tried to put up the tent. I must say it is
a tantalizing situation when it is all but
finished, to see it suddenly collapse, and
four bewildered countenances meet in an
astonished stare over the ruins. However, hurrah 1 for the captain. Ha soon
put things in order, and suspending himself in a kind of hammock, under the dining table I bc'ievc, after a good tea wc all
settled down-to sweetest, deepest slumber
, pots any .one know what a "windego"
is ? Some one near Fanny Bay, very
learned in old Indian superstitions, and
who bad seen the tracks of a "windego"
on the beach, perhaps Could give you
some information nn the subject. Well
we saw one this night. When we awoke
in tht bright moonlight, there it was, not
far from the door of the tent, white and
gaunt; its ann*. stretched out as-* though
in warning, or perhaps prepared to enclose us in a cold, chilling embrace; its
while skirts seeming to ru**tlt* a** the wind
came moaning through the trees; and
with a cry and a shiver we dodged under
the blankets.
But 1 must go back a litt'e. Our captain was an entomologist and was most
interested in col'ecting inserts on our
journey up; he had really a most won*
derful menagerie, if I may be allowed the
term, but some of them unfortunately got
loose and crept into snme of his under*
garments. Tins was decidedly unpleasant; so before he settled for 1 tie night he
bad hung his white shirt with arms distended on a willow bush, oppositr to our
lent, and this accounts for our "windego"
but I have nn doubt that other hm-ies
have a much more supernatural origin.
Lovely, bright, breezv summer morning I We are all in the wood*, gazing
upon a strange invasion of that dark,
silent, trackless forest. Before us lay thc
beginning of a railway, graded smooth
and level, and reaching out far, far
through a dim vista of gigantic pines, and
thc end we cannot see.      * *
Lving quietly nn owe of the gnarled
r roots nf the weird old* trees, in the slumbrous afternoon I steep and dream that I
am awakened by the shrill whistle of an
incoming train, I look up and to I tbe for*
tit is no more; stately mansions crown
(ConUnaod en lib ��aga.|
Union Chinamen Rob a Man of
S225. and Lock up Andrew
MeKnlght, J. p.. and Constable
BmlChuPSU who Attempt to
Arreat Them -Twenty Special
Constables Sworn In and 34
Arrests Made Their Trial and
About half past seven o'clock last Saturday evening a Chinaman popularly
known as Carriboo was assaulted in the
Chinese Free Masons' hall, and robbed
by a number of his countrymen. One
man took hold of his queue and pulled
him down, a second striking him with an
iron bolt eighteen inches long, and ethers holding him wh le one of their number secured his purse containing over
$200. One of his friends notified the
authorities, and Andrew McKnight, j. P.,
with constable Smithurst proceeded to
Chinatown for tht purpose of arresting
Toy Chung and others implicated in the
robbery. They entered the masons' hall
accompanied by Carriboo and attempted
to make ihe arrests, but there were about
150 Cnmamen in the'rojin. These closed and locked the door and many of them
assaulted Carriboo and the officers, trying to prevent lhe latter from handcuffing one of -he robbers. McKnight
wrested the iron bar previously mention-
eel, from 1 Chinaman; with this he cleared a space around himself and then went
to the assistance of Smithurst and Carriboo, who were defending themselves a!*
gainst heavy odds. A few white men on
the outside, hearing the noise and knowing that the officers were within, burst
open the dour and went lo their assistance. McKnight nnd Smithurst being
unable to make further arrests without assistance, proceeded with their capture to
the office of Jas Abrams J. P., where
their prisoner, Jung Yoy, after being fined
$20 ana costs, was released. At this
juncture word was brought by some Chinese thnt Carriboo was killed, but this
report afterwards proved to be incorrect.
Twenty special cntiStablcs were at once
sworn in. Justice Abrams gave them
very thorough instructions as to their duties, and placed them in charge of constable Smithurst. The posse marched to
Chinatown followed by probably 75 men
who went along as Spectators, but it was
evident lhat the, would become something more than .spectators should the
occasion demand it. Entering thc lull,
the officers found about forty Chinamen
still there. Being unable to' identify the
culprits, and the Chinese refusing to
point them oul, lhe whole crowd was ordered to inarch to the court room. Here
we think a mistake was made in thc excitement of the moment, which resulted
in the escape of the chief offender, the
one who took the purse. In the hall were
perhaps forty Chinese, and constable
Smithurst had twenty officers at his command. Had two Chinamen been picked
not and placed ii* the custody of each of
ficer, the entire'crowd would have been
secured; but instead of laying hold uf
their prisoners they ordered the latter to
march, and as they passed out of the hall
found themselves in a dense crowd of both
whites and Chinese, where escape was
comparatively easy. Tliey succeeded in
taking thirty four prisoners into the store
room recently vacated by Win. Langton,
to which place the J.l's had renin-ed their
office. Here lhey were ranged along the
counter which Cirribon proudly mounted,
from whxh vat-tigc ground he pointed
out seven of the men who were implicated
in the robbery. The leader was not v. ith
them, having evidently effected his escape. Mr. McKnight, J. P., took a detachment of constables and made a bouse
to bouse search through the Chinese
quarter but failed to effect the desired
capture. Two men arrested in this raid
proved to be innocent and were released.
On Monday at 10 a.m. the seven prisoners being brought before J. Ps Abrams
and Grant, requested the court to postpone their case till next Wednesday, as
they did not think that a competent interpreter could be found here, and their
request was granted. All the prisoners
were released on bail except Wing, who
was refused bail, as being directly implicated in the robbery and the assault on
the officers. Telegrams lis*, e been sum
to surrounding points to prevent the escape of Toy Chung.
The authorities are deserving of praise
for their promp* action. The special constables who appeared to be an athletic
and determined body nf men, win- selected by the magistrates for their known
fitness for such service. Mr. L.W. Fauquier proved particillartv useful, especially in the seeond raid, At one time the
report was current that the Chinese h'*ld
Mr.McKnight a prisoner, and fears were
expressed by some for his safety; but a
prominent bu-inesi man who evidently
knew the man he was talking about, dispelled their fears b\ assuring them that
there were not enough Chinamen in Union to keep Andrew McKnight licked up
for ten minutes.
NANAiMO,Jan. 2$.- \. P. Plant*, has
been arrested in Seattle. He is expected back today, in ch?tgc of Supt.
11 ussey.
Provincial Auditor Pearson is here to
audit the city books. Some interesting
developments may be expected.
Bi Doing ni, John pucca, and Thos.
Morgan were victims of an accident in
No. 1 shaft yesterday morning, which cost
the first Ins life and severely injured the
others. A test was being made with a
ncw explosive invented by Anderson and
Todhunicr formerly of Union. Bologni
was t.impiiw'a hole when an explosion
ocvured which blew out the face of the
rock in all directions. When relief came
Bologni was found unconscious and has
since died. Ihicca was badly cut and
bruised and Morgan ie-.s badly hurt.
LONDON, Jan).24.��� Lord Randolph
Churchill died at 6.15 this morning.
Death was peaceful and painless. He
had been unconscious for 30 hours.
The following letters remain uncalled
for at thc Union post office, and if not applied for soon will be sent to the dead
letter office; Jane Martin, Liziie Nightingale; A. M. Anderson, Gen. Anderson,
FrtftOli Fortunato, Gaspcrdonc Francisco,
Austia (iibbs, Thos. Hudson, W.linger*
soil, Thos. Kirkwood, Nat Lambert, Richard Maum, Thos. Mirliae!,1I. P. O'Han-
dle * W, T. Scott, Prol. D.)C. Stymonr-
Wm. White,, Kichard Wallace.
Mr. J. Bruce is back from Honolulu.
As you pass, call and see   Morgan s
cheap tweed suits,
sponges and Toilet Articles at
Dr. Curry will leave next Thursday at
noon for Denman Island.
Miss Powell is again in charge of her
department ofthe school.
Mrs. Piket returned from a visit to
Denman Island by Wednesday's steamer.
Mr. Simon Leiser paid tbe place a Hying visit lasl week.
The carriage shop of Mr. Armitage is
rapidly approaching completion.
. Creat reduction in Suiting and panting
at Morgan's, the fashionable tailor.
Mr. Cheeny, the auctioneer, returned
to his Denman Island home last Friday.
John J. K. Miller, of Little River gardens, paid us a pleasant visit one day
last week.
Mr. Thos. C. Morgan came on Wednesday last to take his brother's place for
a week.
Mr. D. Cessford got his hand badly
bruised by the friction pulley at the saw
mill last Tuesday.
Mr, M. Whime> left by the Joan for
Nanaimo last Friday and will return
Morgan, the fashionable tailor, gives
you your photo enlarged free for any $10
Plmbury's Balsamic Elixir will
cure your cough.  Try It
A. W. Mclntyre has just received the
finest stock of candies etc., ever  brought   ���
into Union.
Albert Gallasso got his head and leg
badly bruised by a fall of coal last Friday
and was taken to the hospital.
Mr. W. E. Drake, representing Mi-
Clary Stove Co., was in town ou Wedncs
day and Thursday.
Mr. James McKim returned from Victoria on Wednesday's steamer, but left
again on Friday morning. ,k
Mr. Glaholm, representing A. K. Johnston and Co., of Nanaimo, was in toun
Wednesday and Thursday last.
For choice pies, cakes, wedding cakes,
party nr social refreshments, call nn,
Kcnward & Prockter the Courienay bakers.
We make a specialty of Family
Heclpes. Pimbury & Co.
-Save time and money by getting a well
made and perfect fitting suit at Morgan's
tbe fashionable tailor.
Mr. A. D. Williams was among the
arrivals from Nanaimo. He will be ready
to open up business by the first of Febry.
WANTED, TO PURCHASK���Any one having a new milch cow for sale will please
Wave their name at this office.
Mr. K. VauHouten is in charge of the
drug store this week*, having come up to
give his brother,   Mr. Chas. VanHouten,
a respite ofa few days.
MARRIED���By the Rev. J. X. Willemar
at   Sandwick,  Monday evening Jan.
28th, Mr. Noah Casino und Miss Maggie Pollock,
A. Jap ran against the business end ot
a inu'e while coming out of No 4 slope
laat Friday afternoon, knocking out Bj
couple of teeth.   The mule was not hurt/
As lhe editor is away, this week and the
dew) is a bigger man than   we are   and
hard to boss, we trust  our   readers   will
kindly uverlook any delects in this issue.
Sub Ed,
Aim ng the visitors from Comox Valley
during the past week weie Alex. Urqu-
hurt, Kbbt. Duncan, J. T. Williams, T.C.
Woods; David Jones, Chas. Bridges, A,
Milligan and Hugh McQuillan.
There was a pleasant surprise at Mr.
McMillan's residence on Denman Island
last Tuesday night. Quite a number
were over from Courtenay and the Bay,
and report a very enjoyable time.
There will be a big pntlach at the Co-
mox lancherie ab*>ui the middle of April.
T-vc-niyfour different tribes, from Cape
Miulgr, Vaucmivcr, New Westminster,
Sechelt and various other places will par-
tic'ipale, and a by as clash time is expected.
Mr. A. D. Williams is building two
cottages on 3rd street a little north uf the
NEWS OFFICE, nne to be occupied by
himself and family and lhe other by Mr.
W. Williams. The work is well under
way and is being pushed vigorously.
The breaking of a casing on the larger
press in the Ni:ws office last Saturday
caused some dismay among the printers;
but Mr. T. L. Kay skillfully repaired it,
making it as good as new in less than an
hour. Any machine that Mr. Ray cun
not fix may as well be sold f.ir old iron.
Mr. David Jones, proprietor of thc
Puntiedge Bottling Works, is taking ft
verv one-sided view of afTairs. This is
owing tu the erratic conduct of a pup-
bottle cork, which concluded an eccentric
series of gyrations by coming into collision with Mr. Jones' eye.
FOR SALE.���Mr��. David Pickles, of Denman Island has fnr sate White Plymouth Knck, Black Minorca, ButV
Leghorn, and Brown Leghorn cockerels, at $2 to $3 each; also eggs for
breeding in season.
Just ai noon nn Friday last the Chinese laundry of Wong Lee caught fire
from a defective chimney. There was
lots ol smoke, not much fire, but great
excitement among the celestials, who
used a very little water and a vast deal of
noise in subdueing the conflagration.
A drunken row occurred among some
siwashes at Union wharf last Saturday.
Monday, magistrate Abrams and constable Smithurst went down by train to investigate. A court was held there and
two siwashes for being drunk and disorderly and generally cultus were fined $5
ench, and costs.
The impression seems to prevail that
the Masonic Ball nest Thursday evening
is to be not only a yery recherche affair,
but also a very exclusive one. The latter
impression is a mistaken one, and any
gentleman who does not receive a ticket
will have himself to blame, as the committee ire pushing their sale in order to
make the ball* a large, enjoyable and
successful affair. s-r*-^
���^***r**-*=*-.'     ..J       \
"On,it's you two again,!* it!" "id *****'M
.lerrold, in a-tone of voico which might
hava beon borrowed from her brother, as
Stratum and liuest were shown up into
her pretty littio drawing room, whore aho
���at rftady to preside over her china tea
tray with its quaint Sevres cups and saucers and parcel gilt apoatle spoonB, whito
a tallstanJ was on her leftwith its bronz-a
kettle huinniiuo ami whispering, and
uttering a pleasant coo now aud thon, as
it felt the warm kisses of tho  spirit lamp.
Stratton's browa contractei aud a look
nf resentment darted from liis eyes as he
-.topped short, but (iueat laughed and said
airily :
"Ves ; It ia your humble servants once
"Weill and what do you want T'1
"Hear that, Stratton I " said Quest.  "A
lady sends you hur cards, 'At home Thursday, four to aix ; ' we go to the expense of
new lavender kills���no, eomo what may, I
will be truthful, inino are only freshly
olaaned���and new hats���no, truth shall
prevail ! a gloss ovor from the hatter'i
iron���drag ourselves all this way west to
to pay our devoirs���to drink lea out ol
thlmblea, and eat slices nf butter thinly
iprinkled with bread crumbs, and the lady
says, - What do you want! "'
"Of course I do. There, nit dowr, both
nt you, and, Malcolm Stratton, don't put
on that wicked,melodramatic frown; it does
not become you, Vou're a prir of impoi-
tora. Think I'm blind ': You don't come
hore to call upon a poor old woman like-
Quick, Percy, my dear boy I Blow it out j
we shall have the room in & blaze."
"No, no, be cool," said liuest, and he
made for thc spirit kettle, whose lamp had
become overheated, and was sending up
quite a volume of llame. But Stratton was
nearer, and takingouthia handketuhief, he
turned it into a pad, dabbed it on tho lamp
and the light waa smothered,
������Oh, dear me !'' sighed Mias Jerrold In
tones lull of relief, "now, that was very
clever. 1 do like presence of mind. Sugar,
Mr. Stratton?"
He bowed utility.
������Haven't burned yourself, have you, my
dt*r*" L     ,
"Oh- no; my glove protected my hand,
aaid Stratum, luuking at tlm still, formal,
handsome   old body;   half   amused,   half
pleased, by the maternal "my doar."
"Ah, now  you're   mulling   at mo,
���aid quickly. "Sugar, Pcroyl1
"A good deal, please, to take the taste
of your harsh wordaout of my mouth/'
"There then���two lumps, I know you
take sugar, Malcolm Stratton, and
cream. Well, my dear, I'm obli*--*d to
speak out; for you really are a pair of
impoatora,and I caunot have my house made
a meeting place for would-be lovers. There
���thore���there, Mr. Stratton, don't pray
turn like that, and look as it you were
going to rush away. Mine ia n very delicate poaition, and I know my brothor will
be taking mu to laak some day about all
this.   Now, do take my advice ; aud give
it all up Percy Guest,  if you break
that oup I'll never forgive you.    It
be matched."
" Would you advise ua to go and try our
fortunes in Australia, Mias Jerrold ?" said
Guest quietly, aB ho replaced the tiny oup
in the middle of ita saucer, after nearly
sending it on the carpel.
" No, I would not, you stupid boy.
There, I don't mean you at all. I dare say
Edie will be silly enough to let you wheedle
her into matrimony aomo day���a goose."
Gueat touched his breaat.
"You? No," aaid the lady sharply,
"Edie. But you two are nobodies. 1 was
thinking about Mr. Stratton, here. Now,
don't you think, my doar, you had better
give It all up?"
She held out her hand with a look of
gontle sympathy to him, and he caught it
and kissed it.
"Do you think 1 sver could';" he said,
in a low voice, while (Jueal began to display great interest in the painting of the
"No, I suppose not," aaid Miss Jerrold,
with a sigh. "It'a very aad, you see, poor
girl, she's going through a curious morbid
phase which has completely changed her.
All that timo she had her ideas that it wu
her duty to wait and suffer; aud I di
honestly believe that if that man had be*
haved himself, been released on a ticket of
���ticket of���whal do they call those
tickets, Percy?"
" Leave," said tlm young barrister
" Yea ; of courae���ahe would have considered it her duty to go to him if he had
come to claim her ; and then diud of misery
and despair in a month,"
"Had we not better change the conversation, MisB Jerrold V" aaid Stratton quietly*
" Yes, of couiae. I'm a very stupid old
woman, I aappose ; but Myra doea worry
me a groat deal. One moment and I've
done,and I suppose thinga muat take their
courae. But all this trenting heraelf as a
widow and���there���there���there��� I bave
done. I suppose I need not tell you they
are coming hero to-day ?"
"I did hope to seo .Miaa������"
"Huah ! Don't .mil hor that, my dear.
It must bo Mra, Barron, or Bhe will consider hersolf insulted. Ah, alios a atrango
girl, Mr. Stratton, but wu can't help liking
bor all the aamo, can wet"
She held out her hand to him with a
pleasant smile and ts nod * and tin-tut aaw
his friend's eyes brighten, and then noted
his passionate, eagor look, aa tli ere waa a
ring and a knock.
But tho ladies who oamo up wera alrang*
ars; and it waa not until qui to the laat that
Myra and her couain arrived, tho former in
black, and with a calm, resigned look in
hsr palo lace, winch had grown very
hought fid and dreamy during the aix
months which had elapsed since that morning at breakfast, when the newa camo of
Jamos Dale's tragic end.
And now her eycsnofleneilaa ahu gtculed
Stratton, and nhe aat talking to him in a
quiet suhdiied way, till the gentlemen lock
their leave, and made their way back to
Benchers' Iim.
Hardly a word wuh apoken till thuy yere
in Stratton'a room, where Uuost threw his
bat and umhrnlla down Impatiently,
walked straight to tho door on the left
of the fireplace, openi'd it, went in, and
returned wilh a cigar hox, whicli ho aet
down, and then went back to fetch out thc
apirit stand and a siphon from unolhor
shelf, while, dreamy looking and thoughtful, Stratton aat hack in an oasy-chatr
watching his friend's free and enay, quite
at home ways, but thinking the whilu ol
'��� Might have troubled yourself to got
theglassea," BaidGaeat ill-humoredly, aB
he fetched a couple of tall, green Venice
cupa from a cabinet, poured out some
whisky, frothed it up from thu siphon, and
������ That's better," he said, with a sigh of
satisfaction.     " Aren't you going to have
one ?"
" Presently."
"Presently? Bah ! It's always presently with you. I'm tired of presently.
Edie would say 'Yes,'directly, and I could
get Aunt Jerrold to coax the ohl man
round if he wanted coaxing. Rut it's
alwaya the same. Look hore ; if you don't
keep your cigars somewhere else, and not
oa s shelf ovor that damp bath, I won't
smoke em. Hardly ever get 'em to light.
Here," he continued, thrusting a oigar and
a match-box into Stratton'a hands, " do
smoke and talk, you give a fallow the
blues with your dismal looks."
"I'm vory sorry, old fellow," said stratton, lighting the cigar. "I am not dismal.
* feel very happy and contented."
" Thon  you ro   easily   satisfied,"
Yes; because 1 hopo and believe lhat if
I am patient, my timo will como."
Not it. It's too bad of Myra.
No; I would not have her change," said
Stratton dreamily. "It is a hard and long
probation, but I can wait, and I love her
all the moro dearly for her true womanly
behavinr. There, hold your tongue, you
miserable selfish reviler of one whom in
your heart you look up to as a pattern of
womanhood.   The  joy  would be  almost
Sraster than I could boar if she said 'Yes';
ut she Is right, and I will patiently wait,
for some day the time will como."
" There you go again. Presently. It's
all very well for you with your calm worship of your ideal woman, and your high-
fslutln talk about womanhood, etcetera,
but I love my little Edie in a non-aesthetic, Chrlstianliko, manly way; audit's
maddening to be always kept off by tbo
little thing with- 'l\o, not till 1 see poor
Myra happy. Then, perhaps, you may
begin to talk.1 Perhaps and presently
make poor food for a follow like me,"
Stratton smiled at him gravely.
" That's right���laugh at mc. Tell ynu
what, Mai, you're a poor lovor, Why
don't you ask her plmnpand plain?"
Stratton made no reply but sat baok
smoking, ami his friend said no more for
a time.   At last, quietly :
"Not such a bad oigar after all, Mai.'1
Stratton did not reply for a few moments.
Then, in a low voice, full of emotion :
Percy, lad, you must bear with me; it is
all too deep for words. If we could change
places you would do as I do. Speak to her T
pray to hor ? Have I not done all this till
now when her eyes gaze in mine with their
gentle, pleading calm, and Bay to me���
'Bear with mo; be patient. If you love me,
give me time till all these sorrows of the
past have grown blurred and faint with
distance.1 Guest, old fellow, she gives me
no hope. There ia no verbal promise, but
there is a something in her gentle, compassionate look which says to me���'Wait; if
ever I oan forget the paat���if ever I marry
a man���it will be you,'"
There wss a deep silence in the room, and
faintly hesrd came the roar of tho great
oity street.
Stratton was the first to break the silence by saying softly to himself:
"Yes; wait: the time will come."
Again the silence was broken, thiB time
by a atrango hurrying, rustling sound
behind the wainscot, followed by a dull
" What'*) that ?" said Guest sharply.
"That? Oh, only the rata. There are
plenty in this old house."
" Ugh I Brutes."
"They only have runs behind the paneling.   They never come into tho rooms."
There was another silence before Guest
" Mai, old chap,'1 he said, " I'm a miserable, impatient beast*. You are quite right;
I'm in my ordinary senses onco more. Edie
speaks just as you do, and she's as wise a
little thing as ever stepped. We must wait,
old man ; we must wait."
Malcolm Stratton waited till one evening, when fortune favored him for the mo
ment once again. It was by accident he
found Myra alone. He had heard the tones
of the piano as he went up to the drawing
room in Bourne Square, and his heart had
begun co beat wildly and then its pulsation
grew to throbs and bounds, as ho went in,
to find hor alone and playing softly in the
half light
She did not cease, but her fingers strayed
on over the keys, and once more as his arm
rested upon the piano, the chords thrilled
through nis very being; and whon, without
a word, his hands were outstretched to tako
her to his breast, she sank upon it wtth
sigh of relief. At that moment steps were
heard upon the landing, and Edie and Miss
Jerrold entered the room dressed to go to
some concert, Sir Mark following directly
after, from the dining room with Guest.
Myra did not shrink from Stratton till
all had Been what had taken place. Thon,
gravely crossing to her father, she laid her
hands together upon his breast, while he
waited for her to speak.
The words oame at last:
''Father, dear, Malcolm has aaked me
to be his wife."
Sir Mark drew her tightly to him, and
held out his hand to Stratton.
"Soon, dear, very soon, but it must be
very quiet, and not from here."
���Anything,    my  darling,   to   seo  you
happy once again,'
The butler fust then brought in a lamp,
snd they oould Bee tho love light beaming
from her eyes,
Even as Percy Guest rushed at his
friend's door to bring one foot against the
lock with all his might, he felt the futility
of the proceeding. For he know how solid
the old oak outer panels had boen made;
but he did not pause, and as his foot atruck
against It there was a dull sound���nothing
Guest drew back again, fully impressed
by the hopelessness of hia proceedings, for
the outor door opened toward him, and the
effect of his next thrust was only to drive
it against the jamb.
He was recoiling again, with hia muscles
quivering from tho violence of hia effort*,
when Miss Jerrold caught his arm.
"Mr, Guest," sho suid firmly, "thin in
madness. You will bring a crowd of pej-
plo about us, and only wuikmeu could open
lhat door,"
(iueat hesitated a moment or two.
"Stop 1" he said. "His Iriend, Mr.
Brettison, Is in the next chambers, perhapa.
I'll go and see."
"Game, Rebecca," mod tho admiral
scornfully; we have no business here."
He hold out his arm,but hia sister thrust
it away.
"Yob; we have buaineaa here," ahe aairi.
"If, aa Mr. Gueat suspects, some aooidnnt
has befallen Malcolm Stratton, would you
care to meet Myra without having beon
thore ?"
She whispered this to her   brother while
Gue.it   had gone to BretUaon'B door,
dch ho knocked sharply.
Tlio  admiral turned fiercely upon hia
sister, hut ahe did not shrink.
You know it's right," sho said. "Ite
rcaaonable, Mark. Malcolm Stratton could
not have inaultcd ua all like this."
"I can't make him hear," said Guoat,
after a aecond sharp summons at Brottison'a
door. "I muat fetch up a carpenter and
make him force open this door,"
" You havo no right to proceed to such
violent measures, Mr. Guost,"
" Then I shall assume lho right, sir, I
believe that my friend lies behind that
door wounded or murdered for the sake of
the money he had ready for hia wedding
trip, and do you think 1 am going to stand
on punctilio at a time like thia ?"
Miss Jerrold lookod very while and faint
as ahe aaid quietly :
" Ho ia quite right, Mark,"
"Get workmen, then, in Heaven's namo,
air, or the police."
Guest took a atop toward tho stairs but
turned again. "1 don't like tho expose,
sir," he aaid sharply. "There might he
reasons why I should repent going.
"But you must havo tho door opened at
once," cried   Sir Mark,   now  onco   more
growing excited, aa if Guoai'a manner wu
Guest drew hiB hand   over lhe  door in
h of a hold tu try and drag il toward
him, ending by tftirualiug it in by the letter
slit and givim- it a vigorous ahake.
He withdrew it, shaking hia head, and
paused, for steps were heard. But thoy
���tailed the doorway at the bottom of the
building and died away, while, as he listened, all seemed to be silent upatairs and
"We must have a carpenter." he cried
alond; and, once more placing hia ear to
the letter slit, he listened, and then came
away to wheie Sir Mark stood.
" I'm certain 1 heard breathing within
there," he whispered. " Someone is listening, snd I'm sure there ia something
wrong ; but I don't like to leave you here
alone, Sir Mark."
"In oase some scoundrel should make a
sudden rush out and escape.*'
"Fetch a policeman," said Sir Mark
sturdily. " Let him try it while you are
At that moment, Guest uttered an eager
cry, and thrust his hand into his pocket.
" I'd forgotten that," be said, in answer
to Miss Jerrold's inquiring look; "and I
don't know now that It will fit."
He had takeu out his latchkey on tho
chance of that whioh fitted the lock of one
set of chambers fitting that of another,
snd, thrusting it into the keyhole, he waB
in the aot of turning it when, as if someone
had boen listening to every word and aat,
a bolt was suddenly shot back, snd the
door thrown open sgainst Quest's chest.
He started back in astonishment, for the. e,
in the dark opening, stood Malcolm Stratton, his faoo of a sickly sallow, a strange
look in his eyes, and a general aspect of his
have suddenly turned ten years older,
startling all present.
"What do you want ?" he said harshly.
The question waa so sudden that Guost
was stunned into muteness, but thB admiral
stepped forward fiercely.
"You���you despicable scoundrel I" he
roared ; and as Stratton stepped back the
old man followed him quickly Into the
room, and caught him by the throat.
"Mark 1 Mark 1 criod Mias Jerrold, tot-
lowing to seize her brother's arm, while
Guest, relieved beyond measure at finding
his friend in the flesh, instead of his murderer, hurriedly entered and closed the
outer door.
"Stand aside, woman 1" cried the
admiral, fiercely wrestling himself free
in ungovernable rage on seeing the
man who had caused the morning's trouble
standing there unharmed. The fact of
Stratton being uninjured and making so
insulting a demand half maddened him,
and, teb.iug hia oollar, he waa bearing him
back, when Gueat interposed, and separated them.
"This will do no good, Sir Mark," he
oiied. "For everybody's sake, sir, be
" Cain* 1" roared the old sailor furiously.
" Yes, Mark, calm," whispered his sister,
clinging to him firmly. " Is it the act of
an officer and a gentleman to behave like
.   " You don't know���you cannot feel as I
do," he rased,
"For Myra's sake," whispered Miss
Jerrold quickly; and the old man made an
effort and calmed down.
"Lot him explain then. Let him say
what it means. A public insult. To be
degraded like this. And after what is
Meanwhile Stratton was looking wildly
about him. The sweat stood in great
drops upon his haggard face, and he trom**
bled v iolently, though it was apparent to
his friend that he was fighting hard to be
Guost turned to Sir Mark.
"Thank you, sir," he said. "There
must, as I havo said, be good reasons for
poor Stratton's actions. Pray be patient
with him, You see, air���you aeo, Mias
Jerrold, he is ill and Buffering. Now.Strat*
ton, for Heaven's sake, speak out. Vou
must explain.   Toll Sir Mark what it is."
"Take thom away," said Stratton in a
hoarse whisper ; "take them away."
"Yes, yes, but say something. What is
it���some sudden attack ?" Come, man,
don't look at me in that ghastly way ; are
you ill I"
"No���no. I don't know," (altered
"Thon you must have some explanation
to make,"
" No���no.   None.   Go I"
.  "Mark���my dear brothor," whispered
Miss Jerrold.
"Flesh and blood can't stand It, girl,"
he panted, with the veins In his temples
purple; and snatching himself away, he
thrust Guost aside and once moie seized
Stratton���this time by tbe arms.
" Now, sir," be said hoarsely, " I know
1 ought to leave you in contempt for your
cursed shilly-shallying, pusillanimous con*
duct, but witb my poor child's agonized
past before me, I can't behave as a polished
gentleman should,"
Stratton glared at him in silenco, with
the pallor increasing,and his faeo assuming
a bluish-gray tinge.
"I came here believing���no, trying
to believe���that you had been taken ill;
that there was gnod reason for my
child being once more exposed to a
cruel public shame that must make
her the byword of society, I ask you
for an explanation, and in this cursedly
cool way you say you have none to offer.
You are not ill; you have not, as we feared,
been attacked tor your money, for there it
lies on the table. There is nothing wrong,
thon, with you, and���good God! whal'a
He started away in horror, for the hand
he had in his anger shifted to Stratton's
shoulder was wet, and, as he held It out,
Miss Jerrold uttered a faint ory, for It was
red with blood; and, released from the
fierce grasp which had held htm up, Stratton
swayed forward, reeled, and feel with s
crash on to the carpet.
"He's hurt. Wounded," oried Guest,
dropping on one knee by his friend's side,
but only to start up and dash into the ad*
i'oining room, to como baok directly with
���asm, sponge, and water.
"D���nl" raged tho admiral, "what s
brutal temper I have. Poor lad ! poor lad!
Ketch a dootor, Guest. No, That's right,
sponge his temples, 'Becca. Good girl.
Don't fetch a doctor yet, Guest, 1 am s
bit of a quack.    Lot me see."
He wont behind the prostrate man, who
lay perfectly insensible, and kept on talking hurriedly sa he toik out a penknife and
and used it freely to got at the injury in
the shoulder.
" Why didn't he speak ? You wero
right, then, Guest, Some scoundrel has
been here. Curae him I we'll havo him
hung. To be oure���a bullet gone right
through here���no; regularly plowed nis
flesh, Thank Heaven; not a dangerous
wound. I can bandage it. But ton much
for a bridegroom.    Poor lad ! poor lad I"
He tore up his own handkerchief and
made a pad of his aiater'a, hut theso were
not enough. Look here, Rebecca," he aaid ;
"you'd better go and leavo ua."
" Nonsense !" salt) the lady sternly, "Go
on with your work, snd then a dootor must
bo fetched."
"Vory well, thon, if you will slay.
There, don't try to revive nim yet, loot's
finish. (- nest, my lad, take that knife and
alit ono of the sheets in the next room ;
then tear off a bandage four inches wide
und us long as you can. Let's stop the
bleeding, and he won't hurt."
All waa dono aa he ordered, and the
bandage roughly fixed, Stratton perfectly
insensible the while.
Bccca, my dear���Guest, my lad," said
the admiral huskily. "Never felt so aorry
in my life." Then, taking Stratton's hand
between both his own, ho said, in a low
voice, "I beg your pat don, my lad, humbly,"
"I don't like this long insensibility,
Mark," said Mias Jerrold.
'No ; it's too long. Has ho any rum or
brandy in tho placo 1"
"Yes," said Guost eagerly, and he hurried to the door of the bath closet, and
turned the  handle,   but   it  was   locked.
How tiresome I" hs muttered,   "Here, 1
He dropped quickly on ono knee by his
friend, and thrust u band tnlu his coal
pocket for Ida bunch of keys ; when hia
hand oame in contact with aomething.which
he drew out with an ejaculation, and looked up at Sir Mark.
"A pistol !" said the latter, and th.y
stared in each other's eyea,juat ss Stratton
began to shims* sigua of recovery.
" Why haa he a pistol f1 whispered Miss
Jerrold ; and her brother's wholo manner
" 1 waH thinkiiiL' that you ought to have
fetched the police at once, my lad," he
asid ; " but it a as well you did not. There
are things men like hushed up."
"I���1���don't know what you mean," faltered Miss Jerrold, while Guost slowly
laid the weapon on the table, looking
ghastly pale, and feeling a sensation of heart
sickness and despair.
"Plain enough,11 taid the admiral coldly.
" Thore is something more, though,behind.
Do you know what f'he ciied sternly, as
he fixed Guest with his eyos,
" On my honor, no, Sir Mark."
" It dues not matter to us,"
" Cut it does, Mark," cried Miss Jerrold
pitoouoly ; " and I am confused. What
doea it all mean?"
" Heaven and the man himself alone
"But, Mark, dear; I oannot understand."
" Not with thia before you plainly
stamped," said the admiral bitterly. "Some
old trouble���a lady, I suppose���men are all
alike���there was an expose imminent, I
expect, and he sought a way out of it���the
cnwardVway, and was too great a our to
take aim straight."
They all looked down In horror st Stratton, where he lay, to seo tbat he was now
sensible to their words, and glaring wildly
from face to faoe.
How a Traveller lit India Was Nearly
���un liown by a llertl or Elephant*.
A traveller io India, who had in one day
shot a tiger and an elephant, was muoh
excited, shortly after his laat "kill,"at
being told by hia guide that a large herd of
nlephanta was sweeping that way, and
would inevitably run them down. Had
the ground been open, the mon oould easily
have got off in time. As it was they were
fairly pounded. In front of them lay a
mass of thick brushwood, mingled with
creepers and twisting plants; at their right
the grouud seemed atill more impracticable,
and at their left tho approaching ole
The only thing for us to do, Abdullah
said, wu to turn baok and climb a tall
banian-tree we had left behind us.
Thero was not a moment to lose. He
was a few paces in front of me, and had
already begun to climb, when my left foot
snd right arm were entangled at the same
moment in one of those cable-like oroepeis
to be found in Indian jungles.
I had got my right leg over a prostrate
tree, but I could not move further without
help, and Abdallah, thinking me oloae
behind him, had gone round the tree, and
was out of sight. To ory out would have
brought the elephants on us tho more
For some minutes I lay, or rather sat,
there, expecting every instant to be crushed
to death, and unable to move hand or foot.
Nearer snd nearer the elephants came,
until at last I could feel the wind caused by
the moving of thoir groat bodies through
the air. The earth seemed to shake under
their tread.
A cold sweat burst out all over me, and
I could feel that I was ghastly pale. My
lips wero parched; my hoart aeemed to
stand still. To bo bound and helpless,with
a cruel death before one, is very different
from meeting death face to face, and fighting for dear life. My double'barrelled i iflc
was ou my left hand,but I could not use it.
Had I been bound with ropea to the stake, 1
could not have been more effectually hinder,
ed from helping myself.
The laat thing I can recollect wai hear*
ing an elephant crash through the underwood within a few feot of mo. I muat then
have fainted. Whan I came to myself I
wss loose from the creepers, and Abdhallah
was by my side.
There was not an elephant to be seen or
heard. They had swerved aside just before
reaching me, and fled trumpeting into the
jungle. The reason wss not far to seek.
They had scented the tiger I bad shot that
morning, and bad turned frantically aside
from thefr dead enemy,"
A Prelly Little Wedding Wlfb-iuf Fuss or
"It'a juat a year ago to-day," said ahe
who told the story. "Wo had been school-
mates, and she asked me to come on an
early train and help hor and her mother
through the day. It was nine In the morn
ng when I stepped under the thick wood*
bine that grew about the door of that angular little house on the edge of a Canadian
village. She had a broad hat on and she
"Wo wont out into the pasture land beyond the village, and we filled our arms
with golden-rod and cardinal flowora. Then
wo walked baok to the house, and her
mother fetched jars and big bowls, and we
put our flowers about the rooms.
"He came by the noon train, and ahe
went to tho gate in her print dress and her
broad hat to meet him. We had a little
dinner together, hor mother.he, ahe, and I.
"Thenshe wont to dress, nnd oame downstairs again in half an hour in a simple
little while gown. It was two o'clock
when tho neighbors began to arrive. She
went to the door to meet thom hersolf,
and she took the minister's hat snd showed
the minister's wife where to put her things.
" Then by-and-by, the minister said,
���Are you ready?' And she said, 'Yes.'
And then thetwo atood before the minister,
and she put one hand behind her and into
the hand of her mother, who sat on the
sofa. And when the minister began
Will you���' she said *I will' boforo he
go*, half through.
" After that aho put on a white apron
and saw lhat we all had oake and ice-cream-
Then when it was time for her to go
away she changed her dress again and we
all walked to the railway station to see her
atarted. When the train came up she
turned to me.' Slay with mother till tomorrow. I'll get a letter to hsr by that
time.   She'll lie lonely this evening.' "
How Two Prominent Citizens of th-i
Prairie Capital Regained Health.
������0 Suffer*-.! from the Effect*, af Ualnrlf
Ami   Udliestlon,    the   'Other    from
Set-ram  rrMtratlan-Thelr Story  ai
Taid a Tritium* Reporter.
From the Y-Mnnipog Tribune.
The modern world is decidedly skeptical,
snd in the oase of euros by advertised
medicines, it ia aometimes remarked that,
they occur at long distances. Recently,
however*, the Tribune was told that a
Winnipeg gentleman had passed through
hn experience as remarkable aa any of
those published, aud inquiry into the
matter revealed the faot that several
prominent citizens of Winnipeg had boon
ireatly benefited by the use of Dr. Williams' Piuk I'd fa. One of these citizens
(a Mr. VV. A. Charlesworth, the well
tnown contractor, who during his residence in Winnipeg haa added to tne
Beauty and wealth of the Prairie Capital
by erecting some of its finest and most
Substantial buildings. Naturally what
Mr. Charlesworth would say aa to the
merits of a medical preparation would be
ftmd witb interest by the many citizens
who have met him iu business and socially,
hod a Tribune reporter was detailed to get
from him some particulars in the matter.
Mr. Charlesworth was seen at his beautiful
and coay home on William street, a fow
days sinco, and while unwilling to attract
fiublioity, yet for the benefit of thoae suf-
sring as he onoe was he consented to give
a simple statement of his case. About
thirteen years ago, while living in tho
southern part of Illinois, near Cairo, he had
aeveral attacks of malarial fever and ague,
whioh left his blood poor and thin, and so
deranged his system that for about ten
years after he was a sufferer from chronic
indigestion He came north after residing
there for aomo years in order to try to
shake oil' the effects of the malaria, but
without much success. He has not had,
whilo in the north, . another real
attack of ague, but every aeason he
haa had incipicut attacks, which were
only warded off by the prompt ��� use
of quinine. Bilious fever also threatened
In the same way. He also Buffered severely
from indigestion. Determining to make a
decided effort to get rid of his complication
of disorders, ho began in the fall of i to
t se Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.tho ad -e-
hunts of whioh be had read in the newspapers. Mr. Charlseworth began to use
tho pills in October, aod for tbe first moni h
Scarcely felt any improvement. However,
from that timo on improvement was rapid
hnd the effect marvellous. The cold of
the winter of 1891-2, as will he remembered, waa intense, and yet so great waa the
toning up of the system and the enrichment of the blood, that he scarcely folt
the cold at all tbat winter. His indigestion
was removed, and since that time he has
not had another attaok of malaria fever.
He continued taking the pills up to about
the middle of January. In closing his
interview Mr. Charlseworthsaidi���"However, do not rely upon my authority alone,
but see Mr. Fairchild, who has used   the
The Mr. Fairchild, it is needless to say
ts Mr. Frank Fairchild, lhe largest dealer
in vehicles and farm machinery in western
Canada. Mr. Fslrohild's name ia too well
known to readers of the Tribune to need
any further introduction. He was also
seen and fully confirmed what Mr. Charles-
worth said. Rome time ago Mr. Fairchild
suffered from nervous pioatration brought
on by overwork, and Buffered alao from a
dull pain in the back of the head. After
spending aome time at a famous Chicago
sanitarium he was advised to take something to build up his blood, tho doctors
mentioning Pink Pills in the things advised
At first he took a fluid preparation, but as
he found this unhandy to take with him as
he travelled, he decided to try Pink Pills,
as Mr. Charlesworth had strongly recommended them. He found great benefit
from their use and continued taking them
nntil restored to health, He has no hesitation in recommending them as a great
builder up and purifier of the blood.
Dr. Williams-Pink Pills may bo had of
Ml druggists, or direct by mail from Dr,
Williams' Medioine Company, Brockville,
Ont., or Schenectady, N.Y., 60 cent a box,
or six boxes for $2.60. The price at whioh
these pills are sold makes a course of treat*
ment comparatively Inexpensive, ss com*
Kred  with other   rsmsdies   or medical
Didn't Want It
"This," said the dealer, "is a new hind
of suit-acting, patent-clasp, home-staying
umbrella, which has juat been introduced.
Anyone stealing thia umbrella will at onco
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"Thanks," said tho customer ; "I don't
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brellas as well as thu next man, but I'd
havo no chance with a cling-to like that on
hand,"and he took one of th" ordinary
absent-minded kind.
A student, who in prankiah vein aet fire
to (tlen* Almond College, in Scotland, hua
been sent to prison for a year juat the same
aa if he waa not a student and the sou of a
Scotch member of parliament.
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The Onchidium, a species ot Hhelleas
snail (slugl, haa innumerable tyea on its
Dr, LaChappelle asysi���From personal
sxperience with St. Leon Water it has undoubtedly good uses tn Scrofula, Rheuma*
tism, Dyspepsia, Liver, Kidney and Skin
In Short, Hustle on the Square.
Now, saya Channing, the man who in
working, no matter in what way, strives
perpetually to fulfill his obligations thoroughly, to do Ida whole work faithfully, to
be boneat, not because honesty is the best
policy, but for the sake of justice, and that
ne may render to every man his due���suoh
a laborer is continually building up in him*
self one of the greatest principles of morali-
ly and religion. Kvery blow on the anvil,
on the earth, or whatever material he
works upon, contributes something lo thu
perfection of hia nature,
Dick the Schemer.
Jimmio���"What makea Dick spend ao
much time on hiB spollinglesson I"
Tommio���"So he can miss lots of words."
Jimmie���"Woll, but the toacher will
keep him in after school."
Tommie���"That's it. Then he can't get
home in time to split kindling snd carry in
Hood's Snrsapn-
rlllanowl waut to bow
and aay
'Thank You'
Iwasbadly affected Willi
Ite ir ina ami Mi*i of u In
������ns, covering utmost
the whole of one side of
my face, nenrly to the Mr���,* ���Pa********-.*'*
top ot my head. Itunnlng sores discharged
from both ears. My eyes wero very bad, tho
eyelids ������ aere It wns painful opening or
closing a-?in. poi nearly a year I was deal
* wont to tlio hospital and had an operation
i��erionned for tho removal ot a cataract from
ono oyo,  Ouo day my sister brought me
Hood's Sarsaparilla
which I took, ami gradually hogan to feel better and stronger, uml sl-iv.ly tho soros on n.y
eyes and in my ears healed. I can now hew
and see us well us ever." Mhb. Amanda Paih-
lby. 170 Lander Street, Ncwbu: ;h, N. Y.
HOOD'S PILLS cure ah T.lver IIU, Jaundice,
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Hatches Chickens hy fitwun.
Absolutely aelf-reculatlof.
The simplest,  moat rellalTo,
and cheapen first-claw Hatcher
th the market,' aroularaftee,
GEO, EBTKL A CO., London, Out
Charlatans and Quack*.
Have long uiied their vocation on lbs sut*
ferine pedalti of the people. The knifo hu
pared to the quick ; caustic applications
have tormented the victim of corns until
tho conviction shaped itself ��� there's no
cure. Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor
proves on what slender basis public opinion
often rests. If you fuller from owns get
the Extractor and you will ba satisfied.
Sold everywhere.
Mush-aud-milk surprise parties are
popular in the Southern Statea. A candy
pull is one of the sports at them, and tbe
tcativittea close with a dance.
Get Rid of Neuralgia.
There is no use io fooling with neuralgia.
it ie a disease tbat elves way only to the
most powerful remedies. No remedy yet
discovered has given the grand results that
invariably attends the employment of Pol*
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speuitSc for all nerve pains, and ought to be
kept on hand in every family. Sold every
where, 25 cents a bottle.
/���*.   1 HAT
f*f   vv . r n
'���"Sets.,    -,
[������Uetj. and   -
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It la *>��� Id en * giiarantAo by all rlnir.
ruts. It euros TJiqtpfont Consiimpiloa
Sad is tho boat CoiuU sad Croup Ours.  /
the cream of Cod-liver Oil, wiUl
Hypopliospbites, is for
Sore Throat,
Weak Lungs,
Loss of Flesh,
Woak Babies,
Crowing Children,
Poor Mothers' Milk,
In fact, for   all   conditions calling for a   quick   and   effective
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It's no because
I'm Scotch but
you canna
smoke a better
Cigar than
The] cost 5c.
but I get sax
of them for a
quarter.   .
Dr, Laviolette's
Coughs, Colds, Bnoscurris, IIo.shsk
WlIOOl'INCl Couoii,
Etc., Etc.,
I*    Alwajr*.     Oui-b��
From yonr Druggist or Grocer,
who can procure It from
any wholesale hmse
Or diroct from the proprietor
aaa <* aa��
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Arc yon
you need
They snake vxak nerves strong, ftf
mote sound, refreshing sleep, aiidiget-
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Tlio Oompany Rets m Agents for ths oolleo-
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Tho Company ne.ta an Agent* for the Investment of monoy In overy clasnof eocurltlee,
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principal ard intercut.
For partcular-) apply to the Manager,
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���ampU copy of tbe 0A*upl.U��
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Bsl with 91.00 worth of bl
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ihr OircnL-
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In the	
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Tlio Loavlll Dehorning Oil**
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othor way.
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I hare been drinking St. Leon Mlnerat Watar
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Tory bent thing to drink while In general trab>
Ing* It Li an excellent regulator, having oonv
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Champion Pedestrian of Canada*.
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It wu Christmas morning. The sun was
ahining brightly on thfi now-fallen anow.
It wu jaat cold enough to freeze.
The sleigh bells were ringing merrily.
The ohildren were having a gay time,
���hating and coutiug and playing tricks on
paaiera by.
One decrepit old man wu thrown down
by their tricks, and lay ao atill they feared
they had killed him.
Another eye besides theirs witnessed the
aooident and ita oause,
A young girl atood in the bay window of
the mansion before whioh the old man had
alien j another instant and she came run*
ning down the marble atepa unmindful of
her costly attire, the rich ailk that fell in
heavy folda about her form, the aank down
eiide the old man, exclaiming i
"For ahame, boys I Come, Eugene, and
help me raiae him. Nay, be muat be
carried.   Go bring Brown here."
A moment or two later Eugene returned,
followed by a large, strong-looking man,
who, in obedience to the girl'a command,
raised and boro to the house the inanimate
orm of the poor old stranger.
"Gently, gently, Brown I flaoe him on
the lounge," ahe aaid.
Restoratives wero applied. Tenderly he
wu cared for. And after a ahort time the
kind girl'a efforts were successful.
The o.d man opened hla eyea and looked
enquiringly into her face. She explained
the acoident and wu holding a glass of
wine to his lipa when a servant came in the
1-bom, bearing on a silver waiter a card.
Bhe looked at it and uid :
--Toll Mr. Grainger I will be up very
aoon.   Aak mamma to entertain him,"
A ruBtle of silken robes, aud Mra. Cameron glided Into the room and stood looking
with perfeot amazement on the scene bofore
her. Kneeling beside the lounge, alternate*
ly bathing the face and placing wine to the
lipa of the miserable old man, wu her
"Florence!��� who!���what ia the meaning
of all this." she asked.
The gentle girl explained and her mother
"One of the servants could have attended
to him. If he is able to bo moved now you
had better send word to the proper author*
. ities and have him carried to his homo or
the hospital."'
"But, mamma, we are the proper onea to
attend him. Eugene and his companions
are accountable for hfa suffering."
The old man aaid something in a low,
feeble voice, and Florence's ear wm bent
oloae to catch the word**,
"He will go home he saya. Well, you
must wait a little longer and I will have
the oarriage"���
"A carriagel If you please. Florence,
���end Brown to procure one," Mra, Cameron
uid. Aa she turned to leave the room she
continued : "Mr. Grainger will feel flattered by your conduct."
"Send nim here, mamma, I know he will
think I am doing right."
A few moments more and Carl Grainger
came into the room. Florence'a aweet,
bright face that had been raised to greet
him, wu suddenly clouded. She aaw that
���he had mistaken her lover���for with an
expreaalon of contempt, whioh he could not
or cared not to hide, he looked on the suffer-
ing man.
Scarce had Mr. Grainger passed the compliments of the day, when again tho door
opened, and another young mau entered.
He was not strikingly handsome, liko
the other, but hia wu the face of one that
children love to linger near, women confide
in and men trust.
" Excuse me, but I have permission," he
uid. "Mrs. Cameron told me you were
entertaining; your guests here,"
man's suffering* yott in indebted for your
" That day I saw ths difference between
you and Carl Grainier. Hia hoartlwenesi
frightened me, and! fled toyou, and grow
calm and happy," aaid Florence, whi e a
beautiful flash spread over her tace, ohasiiig
away the careworn look ofa few momenta
"You fled to poverty, toil, suffering.
Oh ! my darling, I hoped to have sheltered
you from such,
" I fled from worse. Come, oheer up !
All will yet be wall. I did not tell you the
lut time I waa out I uw Carl Grainger
very muoh intoxicated. He ia living now
entirely on hiu expectations."
"Mamma! Mammal Krfu Kringle'e
coming! See I See ! Hurrah 1 Old Kriss
liked to have forgotten us, 1 guou !" oried
little Willie, shouting and clap-ping hia
Florence arose to look out when a knock
aounded on the door ; opening whioh ahe
beheld standing befoie her the old man of
whom she had juat been speaking.
"Come in I I am glad to see you.
Where have you been thia long time ! And
how did you And ua T" Florence aaked
taking his hand and drawing him In.
"I found very euily what I had never
loat, I've thought of you often, bui choae
to come to-day. It ia a good time to come,"
answered the old man.
'Come I sit down hen," uid William,
gotting up and oftring hia own comfortable
"Wait a Lit HI ait down I don't want
to get up aoou. Better know first how long
Constructing* a Plank Sld-iWalk.
In many vilUges and farming communities the sidewalks^aie constructed entirely
of planks. When this ia the cue it ll one
of the greatest importance that they be
properly laid, or decay or a tilting walk
will soon follow construction. The aide,
walk muat be laid up from the ground and
it muat have a broader, firmer foundation
than ia usually given it, if it is to re nain
uaeful for any length of time.   Th   ilKia-
Turning to mot Mr, Grainger, the young
man saw the sufferer on the lounge,
"Who have you here! Are you hurt,
air T" ho said, going up to the side of tho
-old man am- taking hia hand.
Briefly Florence told of hia fall, and the
look of admiratiou, nay, adoration, which
���beamed in William Hartley'a eyes aa they
���ought here ought to have been the balm to
���entirely heal the wound caused by Carl
���Greiuger'a look.
But it wua not, just then, for Florence
had thought more of the liandaomn Carl
than any of the other young men who visit*
���ad the house. Sho waa dreadfully disappointed to know him ao dillerent from her
The old man signified hia deaire to go and
when Brown returned with a oarriage
William  Hartley, with  almost  womanly
gentleness, uaisted him in and urged that
e might accompany him home.
An approving look trom Florence and he
jumped in, closed the door and ordered the
the driver to tho atreet and number directed.
" God bleaa you 1 You are a good child.
i ahall never forget thia day. Perhapa I'll
come to aee you again aome time," the old
man said on leaving.
The ume oontemptuoue expression wu
���gain on Carl's face, and he aaid sneer
" Quite a dignified acquisition o Miaa
Cameron's liat of acquaintances 1"
A deep fluah inantiod her fair brow, but
���he designed no word of reply,
Carl Grainger aaw he had beeu indiscreet
to uy the least, aud endeavored by putting
forth hia most fascinating powera, to cast
���way the cloud that haa gathered on the
faoe usually ao bright, Carl's attempts
were fruitless.
But when an hour had paaaed, and Wil*
liam Hartley return* 1, theu to hia great
chagrin, he aaw a softer glow in her dark
���yea, and her lipa wreathed with smiles
that he had failed to draw out,
That night Carl Grainger, determined to
know Ida fate, uked Florence to be his
wife, and to her parents' great disappointment, ahe kindly but firmly uid ahe
11 oould not love him 1"
" Foolish uiri! Do you know that, be*
���idea hla own fortune, Mr, Grainger is the
only heir of an old uuole, who la fabulously
rich!" said Mrs. Cameron.
Florence's father'a dluppointment wu
u keen as liis wife's for he felt his foundation trembling, and knew before Ions it
must fall. And ao it wu ; before another
year had puaed the stately mansion was
no longer hia. He was almost penniless.
But he wu a true, loving father, and would
nnt barter his child's heart for gold.
And ao, when William Hartley won
Florence, he took her not from a home of
luxury, but one aa humble aa hia own.
Years rolled by, bringing with them joy
and sorrow, until aix had passed.
During the laat one clouds had gathered
swift and dark over William Hartley and
hia loved ones ; and so on Christmas morn*
ing, aix yeara after the one when the
strange old man was helped by Florence,
they were absolutely destitute.
" I wonder what has became of that old
man T" said William, during the day. ���' I
called a few daya after I took him home to
inquire how he wu getting on, but he had
gone from that place,"
"Do you know, William,
I oan stay," answered the old man, still
"As long u you like, We are poor,vary
poor, but if you want a home with us we
will not und yon forth. Sit down," answered William.
"The same I Unchanged 1'* murmured
the stranger.
When Florence went out to prepare tha
frugal dinner, the old man called the children, and listened to their haplng voices.
William wu watching, very muchamused.
when the old man's words were whispered,
and little Willie, warning to underatand,
lowered his tone, and ths heads of tho old
and young ware clow together, at somo
mysterious plotting.
The father'a amusement wu aoon ohanged
to the greatest amazement,wheu aoon after,
u Florence came back, Willie ran up, exclaiming :
-'Chrlstmugift for mamma, and papa
too I Krisa Kringle sent them to you I"
It wai only a little roll of paper. Open*
ing which, they found told in words never
f'lainer: " No more money. Mo mora toil.
ng 1" Many thousands of dollars tbey
held in their hands.
They oould not speak at first Hut after
awhile, when they poured forth their
thanks, Kriss Kringle uid :
" Your home is mine I Vou and yours
are m-ne I All I have is for you t You won
it six yeara ago, both of yon ! And that day
you had another friend wi1 H ��� or. I knew
nim by name before ; I leaned his nature
then, I heard his remark when I wu ,
ing out. Ha 1 ha ! He lost sometbing
then, didn't h��!" Eh?
"(io make your ohildren happy!" he
urged, ''And,myohild,takeihia, handing
her more money, "and make the poor old
folks you meet, and the little children who
are looking longingly In at the gay windows,
make them happy, too."
Oh, what a joyous Christmu it wu 1
For five years the old man dwelt with
them, and then he sink calmly to sleep,
loving hearts and gentle hands soothing
And then from a lawyer of high atanding
eumo the startling information that William
Hartley and Florence were the only heirs
to all the immense wealth of old Mark
Some Reverses of Fortune.
A Yorkahire vicar in London last month
paid his 'bus fare to one who only ten yeara
ago was the squire of an Eut Riding village. The lut time they had met the aquiro
aat in the aquare pew of his village ohurch,
the walls of whioh held many tablets to tho
memory of his ancestors. He, their des*
cendant, through mortgages and reduced
rents, had to gain his daily bread by hall*
ing font-passenger** and inviting them to
ride to the "Angel," Many examples of
the vicissitudes of Yorkshire families might
bo given. Thus the ladies of a family who
were in a position frequently to entertain
the Duke of Clarence ao recently as when
he wu quartered at York havo been***.*
plicants for situations u goverueaaea. A
man who waa the titular owner of most of
the land In another village cnlled on tit-
churchwardens (who were his nominal ten*
anta) and asked if they could give him an
order for stoves for warming tbi church, aa
he was making his living by selling them.
Another gentleman iu position, moving in
the society nf noblemen, may uow be aeen
in the uniform of a porter at a station in
hia native county. Bravely have theae
people faced their positions, and, instead ot
doing that which a century back would
havewen considered the only thingpoaaible,
vi/,, sponging on their relative*, they have
nobly resolved to do their best in reduced
The Hewlett Slate Board of Ht--.lt h ��r pen-
That There Are Manj-.
A deapatoh from Albany N, Y., uys���
The State Board of Health hu issued ita
report of the first year's work undsr tha law
relating to examinations for tuberculous,
and the results are rather astonishing. Tho
board wu compelled to stop work becauso
of tack of funds. The report aaya in part:
There can no longer be a reasonable doubt
that tuberculous oattle aro extensively dia*
tributed through the dairies of tha state,
forming centres of infection in their respective herds-that the milk from such flattie ia
bad, and in many cum, though not acting
perniciously upon all who partake of it, ie
still Butfioiently dangerous to warrant ae
earnest preoautiona and aa effective .prophylactic muuurea u in the oue of smallpox,
typhoid and cholera.
Wise In Her Generation.
Deareat Delia���" Why do you alwaya
hang the mistletoe on the chandelier in the
middle of the room?"
Sweetest Susan���"It isn't necessary to
hang it in the dark corners, my dear.*'
Darwin declared that insanity is not
peculiar to human beings. He aaserted
that animals often become insane.
On the advice of their executive north of
England minera have decided to withdraw
their application to the coal owners for an
advauoe of 15 per cent, io wages.
Tipplers found drunk in tho streets of
St. Petersburg are shamed into a sense of
lecency by teeing their names displayed
on posters in the leading thoroughfares.
A new project for the sanitation of the
sewers of the city of Mexico, at a cost of
about $25,000, calls for the building of
some twenty-five windmills in different)
parts of the oity, to rots-te paddle wheels
in the sewers and quicksjn the current
to that old one metre per second.
ration shows a sidewalk,'ami its ua
tion, that is now in aotual use audi 11: t d
ing very firm and true. Leugthw i pa
of ,1x4 inch stuff are laid upon flat rooks
well bedded in the ground, the broader
theu rocks aod the more firmly established
the better. Crosswise over the lengthwise
���trips are laid strips or 3x4 inch Btuflf just
the width of the walk, upon which the
planks are laid lengthwise. A sidewalk
should never be laid with crouwiae plenka.
Suoh a walk ia a continued souroa of annoy*
ance. The planks rot around tha nail
holes and soon each individual plank will
fly up if one steps upon an end. Besides
it is difficult to secure a smooth walk with
crosswise planking, Aa to the planks, it
is a mistake to uae inferior material, or
such u is inclined to splinter. Let the
planks be run through a planer to make
them all of a thicknets. A walk made In
this way will prove satisfactory in au u f
will lut.
Feeding Fodder.
Corp fodder, to give the but results
must be exposed to the elements u little
u possible. If stacked outside, the outer
layer of sheaves should bo kept all winter
for protection, while those drawn from the
inside, u much u poasible, should be used.
Water-soaked and frozen corn-stalks probably represent u poor food aa any that
oan be thrown in the cattle yard. Aa aoou
after harvesting u possible the stalks
should be carted into the barn or stacked
outside properly for winter in suoh a way
that the rain will be shed. Top capping is
quite essential to preserve the full nutritive
value of the fodder. It is always better
stored in the barn, but with a good dry
foundation and capping, it will stand the
exposure pretty well. In feeding, this
outside ahould first be disposed of before
that in the barn is touched.
The smalt stalks may be fed whole, but
the large ones should be cut for feeding.
Even then, the cattle will leave some of
the hard butts. If one had the means and
facilities for crushing these hard wasted
stalks they would decompose in the man*
ure heap muoh faster. Some out the fodder
all at once in the fall of the year, but gen*
���rally it is better to cut as needed, or only
a week in advance. The succulence of the
stalks oozes out more or less when out in
small pieces.and thero is quite a percentage
of lost. Where a cutting maohine ianot
owned, and it is necessary to borrow or
hire one, the whole quantity will have to
be cut at oncejbut after ell.cutting machines
are so cheap that it ia quite essential to
have one on the farm where many cattle
are kept. If the stalks are cut when in a
wet condition they will aurely mould and
spoil, and it ia quite essential in havlngthe
whole crop cut at onoe to see that the stalks
are in the proper condition for manipulv
Butchering on the Farm.
In these daya of Jaw prices for farm pro*
ducts, a part of the farmer's time oan very
profitably be employed in butchering u
much meat u his household can un freah,
or cured, for future needa. There ia also
more or leas of a demand in the local market for dreaaed carcasses, especially of
hogs. It ia best to kill the latter duriog the
coldest weather. The night and morning
before they are butchered the hogs should
not be fed, u the resulting emptiness nf
the atomach and intestines allows the oar*
i to be more euily dressed and the meat
to cool more quickly. In catching the animals, do not chase them to overheat the
blood and taint the flesh, nor bruise or whip
them, u the mint is killed along thswj ,
and is Date aud tasteless. Sticking the hogs
through the throat lo the heart kill* and
bleeds the animala at the ume operation,
though a previoua well-directed blow on
the head atuna the brain and prevents pain.
In scalding ho��s, the boiling water ahould
be cooled conaidci \bly, for if too warm it
set* the hair inatear of loosening it. Either
have plenty of help or convenient apparatus to handle the carouses rapidly. Save
tbe heat by covering the water barrel or
tank whenever poBsihle, and stones heated
in the fire may be used to warm ihe water
when it gets too cool. The hair ahould be
pulled out, not shaved off, and a very dull
corn* knife or draw-shave will do rapid work
on the body, while a trowel will scrape the
irooves about the head. Hang up a oarcus
from a gambrel slick in the hamstrings,
remove the insldes u soon u pouible, and
drench the meat, both inside and out, with
the coldest water obtainable, so ss to cool
the flesh rapidly. As soon u the carcus
is thoroughly cooled, but before it is frozen,
out it up into auoh piecea u are desirable
for home use. The parts that are to be
uud fresh or for making headsheeae should
be frozen, and if it is not convenient to
render the lard immediately it may be
treated in the ume way, as also the offal
which Ib to be boiled intoeoapgreu*. Pork
for future un should be salted.
'Jo oure pork, dry ult la rubbed into the
cut pieces thoroughly, especially around
the end of tha bonea in the hams and shoulders, and the aalted meat la piled, skin
side down, for twenty-four hours in a
place where it will not freeze. Then the
meat is paoked closely into barrels, with
a quarter inch of dry salt between the
layera, and heavy weights, such u olean
atones, are placed on the top. Then enough
ult is dissolved in boiling water to make
a brine strong enough when cooled to float
a potato or an egg. The salted meat in the
barrel is now kept covered with a cold
brine.and left to cure for five or aix weeks,
according to ehe thickness of the meat It
is then removed from the brine, wuhed,
and dried off for us-*. It will keep beat if
hung up in a smoke-house, and smoked
occasionally with a smudge of corncobsgreen
wood, or hickory bark. It will also keep
very well if packed with clean hay or atraw
in tight, covered barrels and btored in a
oool, dry place.
Trade in Second-Hand Teeth
Itsounda ridiculous, but it Is, nevertheless,* fact, that thero ia a trallic in extracted
teeth. The other day a venerable looking
Hebrew called upon a neighbor's wife and,
after explaining that he had beon sent by a
dentist who had recently furolahed her
with a falae aet of teeth, offered her 25
oents for eaoh of the old onea whioh were
fitted with gold. The lady had kepi the
teeth becauae they had been filled, but ahe
readily aooepted the offer of the Hebrew
and disposed of four for $1. The old fellow
stated afterward that he did a profitable
buaineaa in buying up gold-filled teeth and
extracting the precious metal.
Interesting items A boat Some or lhe Ureal
Folks of lhe World.
Frenoh ar ihiuologloat science hu suffered
a very serjo*-' loss fn the death, at Tourls,
of M. Leon I'Vustre, the learned author
of " La ReneUlance en France."
The practice of employing women u
hdvertising aolicitora by the agenoiea and
clus periodicals ia growing, u the
have proved quite u capable u   the   men
in this field.
It ia aaid that the latest victim of golf
in England ia the Marquis of Salisbury,
who, in spite of his 64 years, was drawn
into the game reoently while staying with
Mrs Balfour.
The Regius profeaaor of medicine at
Oxford, Sir Henry Aoland, has resigned
on the score of age and failing health.
Sir Henry is in his eightieth year, and the
fiftieth year of hia public work.
M. Cannon, tbe Engliah jockey, will
probably lead the liat of winning riders in
England this year. He has a ooat-house
on the Thames, and, when not fn training,
keeps himaelf well by rowing, swimming,
and hunting. He hu an inoome that
might aatisfy a duke.
The Prinoe of Wales hu presented to the
Club house at Cowes 21 cannon to be nud
in firing salutes. The oannon are of the
time of George the Fourth, and were taken
from the Royal Adelaide, a toy warship
that the Sailor King built for his amusement
The laboring clauee in Austria are
agitating the question of universal suffrage.
There is no doubt that the sentiment in
favour of it is daily increasing. Although
it is with evident reluctance that this is
admitted, the sentiment is fut becoming of
suoh proportions u to force itaelf on public
Clwydfardd, the Welah archdruid, hu
just died, at the age of 05. He had won
many medala for poetical composition, and
aince 1860 had, u arohdruid, proclaimed
eaoh Welsh Eisteddfod. Hia strength and
vitality were wonderful* when S4 yeara old
be climbed to the top of Snowdon.
Dr, Edward 3. Holden, director of tho
Liok Obaervotory, hu just received
through the secretary of State of Saxe*
Meiningen, the diploma and crosa of Com*
mander of the Saxe-Ernestine Order. Thia
order wu founded in 1600 and reorganized
in 1883, and is given in recognition of distinguished aervicea in high official positions
either military or civil,
John Aakham, the Northamptonshire
poet, died recently at Wellingborough, hia
native place, at the age of aixty-nine. He
waa the author of many poems and sonnets,
hia first volume having been publiahed in
1863. For the greater part of his life he
wu a working ahoemaker, and thua gained
for himaelf the name of "The Shoemaker
Sir Patrick Keenan, the ohief commissioner of Irish national education, who
died reoently, had been connected with
national education all his life, and gained
hii high position through his own merits
and experience. He wu a member of tbe
Irish Privy Council. Hia residence at
Giaanevin wu the historic Deville, where
Dr. Delancy lived and entertained Swift
and Stella.
Rev, Dr. Phebe Hanaford.the well-known
Univeraalist clergyman, enjoys the rare
distinction cf having been the first woman
chaplain to preside overa body of legislators.
This experience wu hers io the years of '70
and '72 at New Haven, Conn. For suoh
services she reoeived the stipulated pay
given men for like office, and was presented
with a cheque on pay day u were the lawmakers.
James L. Houghteling, of Chicago, the
founder of the Episcopal organization of
lay workers known u the Brotherhood of
St. Andrew, is ��� prominent banker and
business man of that oity. He is a graduate
of Yale, and in spit* ofthe fact lhat his
business oares are engrossing, does as muoh
work for the Episcopal Church, of whioh he
is an enthusiastic member, u many clergy-
Von Bulow often expressed the wish
that after his death his brain should be
carefully examined, with the view of discovering the cause of the dreadful headaches to whioh he was subjected, and to
which he doubtleis attributed his eccentricities of speech and conduct which provoked ao much unfavorable comment
Jn his capital speech to the Royal Society
yesterday���a model of after dinner oratory
���Professor Huxley pictured the time when,
in pursuance of Professor Dewar's recent
experiments in low temperature chemistry,
the substitute for champagne at Royal
Society dinners will be "liquid oxygen,
bien frappe." The Profesaor wondered,
when the stimulant wu iced oxygen, "to
what lengths the eloquence of the speakers
would go." Why, obviously, the speeches
would do "gassy," and the banquet "a
The late Viacount Monok was Viceroy of
Canada at the time the Act of 1S67, creating the Dominion, wu passe', and that
alone is a title to distinction, But Lord
Monok, uya London Morning, ia alao well
known in connection with a "chestnut"
whicli, if not true, ia aurely well invented.
Hia lordship, when an Irish peer, eat in the
Commona u Liberal member for Portsmouth
and going up to the late Mr. Vincent Scully,
another well-known Iriah member, he said,
"Hullo, old Sculls, how ore you!" "My
lord," was the quiok reply, "if you are
going to take the y from my name, 1 beg
you will add it to your own."
An assault cue, in which a huaband wa
accused of beating his wife, was on tria
in a certain court A friend of tlio family
had been summoned, much against his will,
to teetify u to the blowa. He was uked
by the prosecutor :
" You aaw theae blowa administered !'
" I did."
" And did you see the very beginning of
the qnarrel between them ?'
" I did."
"Wheu wultt"
i. piv�� years ago,"
" Five yeara ago 1 How was that possible !"
" I wu a guest at their wedding I'
A Hat leal Parly on Lake to mo -Knbln
stein's Creat Anibliion at tke Last Wu
to Produce His Sacred Opera.
Rubinateih'a death causes a sense of personal loss to all who have ever come in
contact with him. We have never forgotten his first and only coming to
this oountry. We were always stirred by
the oocuional announcements of a possibl6
viait again,
In the summer of 1803 it wu my good
fortune to meet a notable coterie assembled at the Hotel Bellevue, Cadenabbla, on
Lake Como. Here Rubinstein was in*
stalled with his wife and youngest son, an
invalid, already in the advanced stages of
consumption, a bright, brave youth, who
kept up his oheerful spirit to the lut, and
died in the early autumn, a little less than
a year before his father was to follow him.
Piotti, the 'cellist, hu a villa near by and
wu a frequent member of the circle who
were wont to assemble in the pleasant
parlors of Mis, Col, May, of New York.
in the morning he devoted several hours
to composition and practice. From the
room reserved for this purpose,at the north
end ot the hotel, would issue wild surges of
wonderous melody. We used to gather in
the room nextto this one and listen in rapt
silence until the impromptu recital wu
over, Miu Emma J uoh. now Mrs. Well-
man,was a transient gueat, travelling witb
her mother and fiance. A meeting of the
two artiata wu arranged in Mrs. May's
ulon one mornirg, when Miss Jnoh sang
many of Rubinstein's aonga to his own
accompaniment Miss Juoh ung u though
inspired.and at the close Rubinstein turned
and gave her a low bow and warm grup of
the hand, with an expression which conveyed far more than mere words,
c-f the two at the piano called forth thia
amusing comment from Rublnsteinanenthis
own likeness : "Ah," he aaid, "when one
hu many hair and few nose, it ia euy to
catch likeness."
Mme. Rubinstein impressed one with her
womanly charm and sweetness of manner,
u well u latent strength of character. Her
absolute devotion to her invalid son wu
touching in the extreme. She wu quite
pleued wtth the attempt of one of the
party to amuu her son by sketching his
likeness, whioh puaed the time agreeably
without taxing his strength to talk. After
his death she sent across the water a message
of grateful remembrance for the now much
prized sketch, saying ahe now understood
why it wu made fuller in tho cheeks than
he then appeared.
One evening Mra. May gave a dinner for
Rubinstein and Piotti, after whioh the real
feut began. They played, u only theu
two could play, Rubenstein'a great concerto
in B flat In aome way the people had
learned of the event, and under the loggia,
and on the lake io boats and gondolu, they
were usembled in crowds to listen to the
famous artists. They were both at t
best, and played like musical Titans.
Young Rubinstein, in his invalid chair, wu
wheeled into the room and listened to hla
father, u it proved, for tbe lut time. Now
he Uea peacefully tn the little village
cemetery, and hia mother will come some*
timea and visit hia grave and be the gueat
of Mrs. May when the villa is completed.
at the end of his life wss the development
of sacred opera. He turned a deaf ear to
all suggestion of its impracticability. Even
his wife, who realised its futility, could
notdisamt.de him from his dream. He would
wax eloquent on the subject " Yes," he
aid to me," I wouldaome again to America,
but not to play, except, of course, incidentally. I would go to bring out there my
sacred opera of -Christ' You have rioh
men who could euily undertake this
enterprise. Your people are more enter*
prising than lhey are in the Old World.
If people could go to Oberammergau and
listen day after day spellbound to this
great drama, how muoh more powerful
would be the impression when given with
all the ruourcea of vocal and orcheatral
"People are tired of opera u now given.
They make love on the stage���thay stab
and kill eaoh other���it ia a musical love
story. But thisgreateatof all themes, the
uored drama, which appeals to the most
profound sentiment of the human race���ita
religioua element���that is deepest of all,
and aurvivuall other sentiments."
I uked him where to address him in caso
any one could be found who would undertake the venture���it would cost he said
$40,000 to bring the opera out, but it could
be completed and presented in a ahort timo
He answered : "Oh, anywhere ; Paria,
Dresden, Leipsic, care of \\ oolt. They all
know wherever 1 may be."
Will hia aacred opera of "Christ" be
brought out aad live f The time and occa<
sion may yot be ripe for Ita presentation to
the public.
British Blue Jackets on Duij- In Honduras
With MalMlarj Kffect,
Latest advices from Britiah Honduru
atate that the riots there are at an end.
The blue-junkets guard the town, and the
show of force confines the reatleu laborers
to meetings of pro:eat Fourteen rioters
are in prison, and, although Bishop Di
Peitro, S.J., interceded for them, the Governor refused to interfere. In the mean
time the Government Council has reduced
dutiu on food products and tobacco, and
that will probably enable the Mahogany
men to raise labor rates and ease the disturbed situation.
Oemh rn�� Krnp-'-t n kirk Harveat Daring
Ihr Ln*l tear.
Tuo yen* ISill liaa made itself memorable
for many events of large importance. No
doubt, as we see objeea larger in the physical world when we are near ihein.so recent
events appear to us in exaggerated proper-
tioiis. Yet some of tne occurrences of the
past year are certainly great onough to
effect the world'a history.
A change of rulers ia alwaya an event
that may make Lho situation of a nation
diatinotly better cr worae. The death of
Sir John Thompson, Premier of the Domic
ion, of the Russian Emperor, the ususina*
tion of President Carnot of France and the
accession of Monsieur Cuimir-Perier, the
retirement of Mr. Gladstone from leader*
���hip in Britiah politics, the resignation of
Caprivi in Germany, lhe death of lhe Sul.
tan of Morocco and President Nunez of
Columbia, and the inauguration of the first
popularly elected President of Brazil,���
theu events have affected more or leaa the
deatiniu of a large part of the human race,
Moreover, a great war haa been waged
between two countries���one the most populous in the world, even exceeding the numbers of the British Empire wilh all iu
colonies, the other larger than France.
True, a war betweeu Asiatic powers doea
not involve tho most momentous uonsc*
quenoes, but the present war will surely
bring a whole continent more intimately
into relations with the reat of the world.
We pass by with tho metest meutiou
many other noteworthy occurrence*-*
abroad ; the adoption of a revised constitution, with universal suffrage, in Belgium ;
the formation of a constitutional republic
in Hawaii; the general elections in Nor*
way; the revival of the federation movement iu the Auatralian coloniea; the completion and opening of the great Manchester ahip canal; the terrible tax riots in
Sicily; the outrages in Armenia ; the
bomb-throwing by Anarchists in Spain,
France and Italy.
The year has not been a prosperous one
for merchanta and for the people generally :n any part of the world. The crops
have been, on the whole, above the average, but not sufficiently good to put an
end to the stagnation in manufactures and
trade. The signs, nevertheleu, are more
hopeful at the end of the year than they
were at the beginning.
Death hu reaped a rich harveat in 1804.
We have already mentioned aome of its
most oonapiouous victims, but even in the
higher walks of public life there were
many others ' Louis Kossuth, the veteran
Hungarian patriot; and the Cointe de
Paris, " legitmate" u well u Orletniat
claimant of the crown of France ;
Science mourns the loss of some of ita
greatest men, foremost among them Her/
and Helmhottz of Germany, Roaai, the
great Roman archfeologlat, Brugsch Bey,
the Egyptologist, and Doctor Brown-
Sequard were, each in his own field, without rivals. Better known than any of
these ia Count Ferdinand de Lesseps, the
creator of the Suez Canal.
To muaio and art have been lost Rubinstein, the composer, Hans von Bulow,
pianist, Madame Alboui, once a great
singer, Philip Gilbert Hemerton and others,
Literature haa suffered by the death of
Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Anthony
Froude, Henry Morlsy, Edmund Yate
and George Ticknor Curtis, The law has
lost Lord Chief Justice Coleridge and David
Dudleigh Field. Of eminent clergymen we
mention Archbishop Taohe, David Swing,
of Chicago, the Rev. Dr. MoCoah, and Geo,
W. Childs, of Philadelphia.
Few   Readable   Items   Thai   Will   1>r
Found  of Interest  lo Kvery hod j*.
Umbrellas in Corea aro made of oiled
Chicago haa two hundred and aeven
The strength of two horses equals that of
fifteen men.
Yellow rubbers are now on sale, for use
over yellow shoes.
Ornithologists have discovered aixty-five
apeoics of humming-birds.
An oatrioh oan kick with the force of a
mule, and it alwayi kioks forward.
It hu been demonstrated that porcelain
is batter than gold for filling teeth.
Two trained mice operate a apining ma
chine devised by a Glugow machinist,
The natives of equatorial Africa have a
system of telegraphing by drum-beats.
Pupils who uae tobacco iu the public
schools of France are promptly dismissed.
The humming-bird of Mexico lays an egg
that ia not muoh larger than a pin'a head.
Milo Davis, of Grandy, Ne')., recently
won 1,000 head of cattle by two throws of
the dice.
Physicians declare that the most nutritious article of diet is buttor, and that
bacon comes next
A hand-car which is propelled by a eail
ia uaed ou the London, Dover aid Chatham
Birds that fly by night have, u a rule,
eyes nearly double the size of thoae that fly
only in the day-time,
The marriage ceremony of a Javanese
bride is not complete until she washes the
feet of'thebridegionm.
The dying wish of a Philadelphia lady,
whose will fa now the subject of legal con-
teat, wu that ahe ahould be burled in her
aealakin aacque.
Black cuts are conaidered mascotsaround
theatres. Managers think they bring good
luck and full houses.
Li Hung Chang deplores the lack of railroads in China. It ib very natural that ho
should long to make tracks.
No woman has over entered the monu-
tery of St. Honorat, whicli is located on an
island near Cannes, Franco. The monastery
wm catabliahed 1400 yeara ago.
A raw egg, first well beaten, and thon
added to a cup of hot coffee, makes a palatable and strengthening beverage.
A paper weight used by the Prince of
Wales is aaid to lie the mummiticd hand of
ono of the daughters of Pharaoh.
Snuff-dipping is a common practice
among the residents of Dover, N. H. Last
year five tons of snuff wero used there.
Vultures cannot discover a carcass by the
sonse of smell. They rely entirely upon
their sight when in queat of food.
An old Greek law prevented the husband
of a divorced woman from marrying a
woman younger than the discarded wile.
Tho costliest fur is that of the Bee*ott.-r.
A single skin of this animal, sold last year
in London, brought the enormous sum of
$1,100. It waa aix feet long by two feet
A blacksmith in Norwich, Conn, found
it difficult to shoe a refractory horse, and
chloroformed him. Then the job was readily done. A few days later the horae succumbed to lockjaw, and died.
An open countenance of unusual dimensions wu possessed by a devil-fish recently
oaught in the Gulf of Mexico, about forty
miles from Brownsville, Texas. Its mouth
had a lateral spread of over flvo feet.
Hammerfeat,Norway, the moat northerly
town in the world, hu a climate ao mild
that ita great bay ia never frozen. Chris*
tiania, whioh ia one thousand miles to the
south of Hammerfest,is ice-bound in winter.
Emil Jarrow, aged eighteen, is a strong
boy. He worked on a farm in Illinois.
With one hand he can Uft a 200-pound man
in a chair, and can write his name on the
wall with a forty-two pound dumb-bell
hanging from bis wrist
Some Items of Interest to the Man of
The world's   visible   supply   of   wheat
increased 3,600,000 buahelB the past week.
The price of silver is declining,  having
got down to 27 7- NR per ounce in London
and i.lilc in New York.
Canadian securities are firm. Canada 3$
per cent, are quoted in London at 106.
Montreal 8��'a at 93, and Toronto 3��'i at 94.
Hamilton 4's ut 105.
The lumber trade fa dull, the indications
of increased activity at the beginning of
the aeason have not so far materialized.
Many of our large firms report less cutting
going on in the woods than lut year,
owing to tho large Blocks of lumber on
Speculation ia very quiet, and no activity
ia expected until after the 1-qlidays,
Assurance stocks are higher on reports o
good earnings, aud Commorcial Cable Is
firm on report that the company hu surplus of over $:,>00.000 after payment of
dividends for the year.
The United Slates Treasury gold reserve
Uuda $8,500,00'') below the reserve limit
of 8100,0(10,000. Siuce November 34,
the day on which bids for the new bonds
were opened, the Treasury haa lost $*.*,500,-
000 in gold by withdrawals, two-thirds of
which has probably been exported.
At WeBhington.ou Tuesday, Mr. Daniela,
(Rep.), Now fork, introduced in the House
a bill authorizing lho construction of a
bridge across Niagara Kiver at Grand la-
land. The bill modiflea the one before introduced for the aame purpose by eliminating certain objectionable features.
Both raw and refined augar declined lut
week in the United States market, the
change in the latter being most important
At the lower prices many delayed orders
were in, and a fair business transacted.
Raw sugar is not in large supply, and
holders are not anxious to sell at the lower
list price,
Wheat markets arc dull, with very little
trading. Cables weak. In the united
States aud Canada the stocks in store increased over '2,000.000 bushels lut week,
and the amount afloat to Europe increased
1,256,000 bushols Manitoba hard wheat,
however, js in good demand, Boiling at 75c,
weat for No. 1 hard.
By mail received from Vokohama, information comes that all the tea houses in
Japan have siguod a circular stating that
in cousequeuce of euhanced cost of labor
and tea-packing material, they will find it
necessary to increase firing chargee 50c,
per peoul, and should the war continue a
still further Increue may become necessary.
The leather market tn tho United States
is quite active wiih increased demand, in
part to anticipate future requirementa.
Sales of hemlock sole exceed reoeipta, and
the Blocks of Union crop are reduced. The
tone is generally stronger for all grades,
though lower goods are in moat demand and
get relatively higher prlcea than the better
gradea, but because of their scarcity the
sales ofthe better grades havo somewhat
No very definite information regarding
details of the auspenaiou in St. Johns,
Newrtmndland, can be obtained until tbe
arrival of a steamer here with mails, which
may not be for a few days. So far all information received hu been through tele*
graphic despatches. The Commercial and
Union banks of Newfoundland have sua*
pended, but it is supposed that in the cue
of the latter at least the stoppage will be
but temporary and that arrangements will
be made to continue its business.
A contest for the control of the amall
iiaible .supply of petrolejin between the
Standard Oil Company and the independent
refiners, seems to be a partial solution of
the rise iast week. The activity, however,
waa entirely at Oil City, as only a nominal
quotation existed here. Ilefitied oil hu
advanced from 5. l.r) to al-out 5,45 in sym-
isthy with thc boom in crude certificates,
.'here is a natural reason for aome advance
in price at this season, for while the demand
increases, the weather interrupts the open*
ing of new wells. Reports from the field
state that Blocks continue to deoreue.
The struggle to obtain an advance in
prices in boots and ahoea does not yet result
satisfactorily in the United States, While
nearly all makers uk 2h lo 7 J centa more
per pair, and ahow good reason in the
higher price ot leather, jobbers are disposed to give very limited orders at the advance, holding that consumers are not
ready to pay more. In conse-jueuce, while
largo orders for noxt season have been
taken, there is mill uncertainty what part
of them will bo executed or cancelled on
account of the advance desire 1. Nevertheless, the orders received are on the whole
better than a week ago, and the shipments
from Boston, according to the Shoe &
Leather Reporter, have been 135,8911 caus
iu December against ll.t,5Hfl last >ear.
A recent test at Schenectady, N. Y.,
according to The Electrical Age, showed
that an electric locomotive can pull a ateam
locomotive���advantage of condition being
all in favor of the latter��� with eaae and
without apparent effort. The improvements since the World's Fair test havu
done this. Next in importance to the Baltimore and Ohio tunnel electric-motor
work, which is being pushed rapidly to
completion, iB the use of these electric
motors on the Metropolitan Railroad of
Chicago, which will aoon he in operation.
Many railway managers are watching this
teat with a view to adoption. It is now
expected tbat electric motors will be aold
to locomotive buibleis as headlights are
sold, whioh would enable any of the larger
builders to construct according to their
own designs. Kleclric motors arc being
rapidly simplified to that end,
Russia Advances.
There is one fur.damonul fact which
must be taken into account by those who
wiah to form a clear idea of tho Kmiiaii
situation. It ;s that within tho laat thirty
yt-ars Russia has made an enormous stride
in advance, notwithstanding thu atagnai.t
immobility of her political iiiBtitutioiie
She has become quite a now country. The
economic conditions which modern sociology declares to bo the keynote of
national life have ohanged since the emancipation of the serfs, assuming gradually
tho European type. Rut more striking
atill hu been her intellectual growth.
The bulk of the Russian educated ctau
is entirely Kuropean in 'heir culture , and
for tbem autocracy is tiow ns much an
obsolete, absurd institution as for the intelligent foreign olwervers who look upon
Russian tilings from outside. Hence the
deep-rooted aiiligmiiBin between the
Government and all the educated clusea
in the country, antagonism which found
ita most glaring manifestations in the so-
called Nihilism, but is much broader than
may be judged by this extreme manifestation of discontent.
For one man who joins   the   revolution
there are thousands of men who are secretly
io sympathy with tbo efforts to bave done
with the present regime, and to obtain fo
their country   freedom and reprosentativ
Govcrnmont, which would make the   Kit
sians masters of their own destinies.    An
behind them there are   hundreda of thou
Bands and millions of people who,not having
logio enough to fully adhero to a constitutional programme in tho Kuropean  sense
are dissatisfied with the present   regime,
and want  changes in   Lho  constitutional
Eighteen venturesome tourists losl their
Uvea in the Alps thia season. THE WEEKLY NEWS,.JANUARY 29, 1895.
Published   Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
By Whitney & Co.
One Year     P*
Six Months    * ��
Single t'oiiy     0 M
���Oiw Inch per yoar  $*?9��
..   .. month         *������***)
eighth col  per year     S***-***1
fourth ..           w �����
v,uuk, .. line              0010
I.uim.1 liott908,por lino           *S)
Notices .of Births, Marriages and
Deaths. 50 cents each insertion,
No Advorlisment inserted for less than
50 cents.
.Lli vertisiug Apeut, 21 Merchant*'
Exchango, San Francisco, ia our authorized agent. This pf par ia kept
nn file in hia office.
Tuesday, im. 2971895.
The report uf Mr. A'ex. II. Gray,
Deputy Commissioner of Conciliation
and Arbitration, is a valuable document,
He dispftes of compulsory iirbitntiwn
in a very satisfactory way, declaring it
impracticable for tSe reason thai " an
employer of labor cou'd nit be coir.
pelJe-I to continue Im work at .1 fin-iiv*
cial loss, as such continuance ��*onl |
inevitably in lime, more or less cxt<*n.i
cd, lead to bankruptcy; and, on tin
other hand, tbe workman could not be
compelled to give his labor against Im
wishes, ancl it would be preposiermi**. 1
attempt to punish bun bv line ur u !.*������
wise for resenting any interference
his personal liberty.'1 This argu
we deem unanswerable; nnd wc d
look to thc operation of the N-
land Act li furnish other than evident**
of the impracticability ol such a method
of arranging difficulties. Hut ; e
chief value of the report is in tin. sng
geslion that tbe law provide for thc
compulsory bringing together of opp ,;
parties in cases of dispute for the [an
pflso of conciliation and settlement, nd
the investigation of the causes oi -��, h
disptlte, and the publication of (lie eri
deuce taken, with the findings, Public
opinion fa the higher and as he says
the ultimate tribunal and no one can
afford to disregard its mandates. It Is
likely lhat the solemn finding of any
legal tribunal would be sufficiently
binding to compel observance. Wrongfulness and obstinacy will generally
ftee before thc light of investigation;
if not in some cases, then the whip
of" public indignation will scourge the
offending parties, Investigation alway-.
results in advantage to those in the
right. It enables the public lo form
an intelligent and just opinion. II the
right is not at once established .it takes
an advanced position from which a further advance is easy.
Once a month is payday. This in
a mining town where the pay-roll
contains many hundred names, and
tlie amount regularly paid out runs
up into the tens of thousands of dollars
is a tremendous fact. It is to the
town what the blond is to the human
body-its  life.
It is wonderful how quickly the money after it is paid to the men who
earn it enters into general circulation.
The merchant, the tailor, the butcher,
very properly come in for their share,
having advanced an equivalent, 'lhe
bus get a large share, far too large; but
this seems to be legitimate although
it is to be deplored. Thc steamer
payday week always bi ings up agents,
real estate dealers, and traders who
are anxious to meet the money-laden
miner and relieve him of his burden.
kaffies and sparring bouts are kindly
arranged to cnteh anv spare dollars
that may be left. Hut these arc not
the onlv "spider*." that spin their
webs for the unwary miner. Last
month and this witnessed the arrival
from ''below" on pay-week (thia month
by mistake the week following 1 of two
a- hungry leaches as ever bilitcd the.
unwary. In plain language lhey were
profession tl gamblers, and. the shame
of it is that tliey were . permitted to
coipC- p]y their trade, and go without
arrest. fThey were simply robbers as
no onc stooil the -.lij-liic*.t chance
with them. They boldly rented lheir
room, spread their net, found plenty
of lackeys to assist, and roped in
their victims. A slot machine or
-ambling device was among the out-
lit. It is a pity this was not seized
and lhe parlies in whose possession
it was found promptly arrested and
punished. There should be no mercy
-.hown these gambling gentry and
matters should be made so hot for
them that they wiil give Union a
wide berth. When a prominent farmer is robbed of his purse and watch
as occurred here last Tuesday night,
it.is lime some drastic measures were
Our reading room is a pleasant and
pro table place in which to spend an
evening, and it is to be regretted that itis
not more patronized. The selection of
periodicals is an excellent one, ranging
from the erudite Scientific American to
mirthful Puck. The late reviews, newspapers from the different Canadian provinces, thc United States and Europe, are
there, and the cost of membership is only
one dollar per quarter.
(Continued from page 1.)
the once thickly wooded heights broad
streets cross aod recross, the electric
light, soft yet piercing, throws a faint blue
moonlight tinge on steeping city and
silvery sea���and this is Duluth! Am 1
dreaming or awake ? I rub my eyes, and
open them again���and lo ! it was truly a
dream, or a prophetic vision, and the
shriek of the engine was the shriek of a
gigantic bird wheeling overhead and settling on thc top of a tall le-ttless pine-
while our little dog rover barked and
whined and tried to climb the fissured
bark "Ah I" says the professor slowly,
with an intense, serious j*;izc upward,"ab!
it Mover had wings he would get that
thing." Ah, yes, professor; there arc so
many "ifs" in this world; if now for instance my dream were only going to be
reality, I would immediately buy a lot at
Duncan Hay for thc benefit of my  heirs.
floating *iy mo.inlight on tlio Bay, trolling lor salmon, cooking our daily meals
in primitive fashion, feasting on wild bcr-
rie-*, so the days passed and nt last wc
turned h'.mcwanls. Lmding at W.
Stuarts, wc found a hearty welcome and
well spread supper table awaiting u��;
again tbey took us in most hospitably,
and the next clay thev escorted us as far
as Oyster kiver. Here wc -spent some
time angling for those extremely "wary
trout" that never will bite at my bait;
but it w-as rather too early in the season
for much sport.
Surely now our adventure*! were over,
we were nearing civilization and there
could be ncthing to binder us on our
way. 'Through thc twilight nnd stillness
nf the woods, we tattled and bumped
ovr stones nnd root-, most erroneously
yclept a road; and lhe scent of burning
pine and cedar, came ever stronger and
stronger on the night air as we near d
nur destination; and at last a light in
front of us, a great roaring noise, and wc
km-w that the forest was on fire. Some
of us were nervous the professor calmly
grave. Wc all alighted from the stage,
and looked through what seemed a perfect avenue of flaming, red-hot trees. Wc
must no through them to reach our jour*
nev's end'* so the captain went lirst tore-
enn mitre. If we go. at once, Iir said,
we may he able to get through before
anv of the burning trees fall. So with
the courage pf despair we set off. The
horse being led first, the captain drawing
'he bugify, ancl the rest of us helter-skelter behind; Somebody screamed when
a shower .of burning leaves fell on us;
somebody shrieked when the road itself
looked like a mass of red hot sparks; and
when the grand flames with a I'remontious
roar reacficdi out their long arms and
wreathed some tall leafy pine in a clinging
burning embrace���then we only flew the
ftislcr; and gasping, breathless, pale, _ we
re iched the green timber and mined, awe
struck, to see what we hail escaped.
There is no more to tell; when one gets
within the precincts of the city he P-*'s
gloves rip, straightens the cap*-, that are
awry, forgets the " Castle of Indolence, "
lea ves'dreams behind, and awakens to
llie stern realities ofa settler's daily life.
2a��. J. HEHTE.Tr,
toyman and florist
Greenhouse and Nursery -
604 Westminster Road, Vancouver
P.O. Address-Mt. Pleasant,
Fine etw-k ot apli:-.rt Brown, Fruit aad Oms*
omnia. Trees. Mltrubs, Fli-bie, Vims, hoses,
tlulb-t, i-tc. Also .-.f-nm'tur I Imi*h minis,
MpniyiiiK 1'unii s. Hue lllvw nnd Boh Supplies
(''���in-ii-.ni iiHee*. b"V ilirout nnd put the
upn ��' pntflt* ii> yonr own pocket.
W0l( Kiver ������������� *'*1,|-'-' vurutU-Buf Apple
Troon ao**: iv&, super MO
Abundance ��"** oilier bolter Vitr.utlcs of
PluiirirwSESw ccb. IW pur WO
Italian I'n-ne, 2 yi-j-r old, on plum roots,
Sin pur l��l.
Keller-oid o<t*-*r butter varieties of Pear,
Strong two yui-r ���*> d Ourraitta, It per 100.
No traveling agents  Get myjww cat-
nkiK'iu liuiorc pl-ui-UK )*-"������'   HpniiK old-***.
Ill 3m.
Nanaimo Cigar factory
Philip Gable, Proprietor,
fiaeton Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures thc finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain, a sUPEglOR AKTI-
CLK for the same money?
And study made and keeps htm so-
"King in the new" says one, and as it
rings we hear the ever nearing chimes of
music never heard before. The rusiy
strings of some old harp swept gently
over by a whispering zcplier, amid harmony and universal cheers proclaim
man the master piece ���a bachelor perhaps, or perchance a cupid; in either
case without malice.
Dear Cupid, whalunboundcdsympaihy
stirs your philanthropic soul. Stand by
your youthful charge and tench him thc
folly of his over shy and modest ways.
And now O heartless man, to you my tendered wish would cling and should it
prove a hopeless case, then ���
"Sweet are the uses of adversity; which
like tho toad, ugly and venomous, wears
yet a precious jewel in its head. And
thus your life, remote from public haunt,
rinds tongues in trees, books in the run
ning brook, sermons in stones, and God
in everything,"
Let us hope, dear companions���some
have lived on hope. I am myself a way-
warcily happy
See  how   th ee ducky nliwJ'iwa   gently
Across the fir-clad lauihuapn far below,
Where imsged dim' tne stouplo sn in in its
Above,   the Canca-l-V mist, liku driven
Soft on tbe bosom of thu enrlj night,
Cradled and hushed, in   North-wind's iey
The silvered mists float, on  in  Iioh.vgd'b
And silently   these sky-built   warriors
Far, far away tin purple outline lies,
Sheening the glory of th** mieen of nii*ht;
Whose radiance tills een-nuly ntJ.rlit ekies
With glory of her sole und uiyatio light.
The North-ilar with his itlent watqhers
And lills with silvery ehai".-. the ������ uhtty
While yellow moonbeams *��� min at bin
And round the mountain eooei hli glimmerings chiiii*.
Sweet silence broods chose nl-*rpi'*g   crags
And iMitnrii IuIIh the wihlennii-s tn rest;
Where centuries onoe with liny tempests
The mnonbuams glimmer on oach sombre
JaNB KltASris,
Union, It    (',
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
J. A. Cathew
TJZTX027, 33. C.
0. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor. Notary Public. Conveyancing
in all ils branches. Oflice: Commercial St, Nanaimo.
Yarwood & Young,
Hamster,, Solicitors, ic. Office Cor
Baston snd Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. C.
R.  B. Anderson,
Practicl [Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gtmsmithing and   Tin   Work
Dingwall Building.
Co*"ox, B. 0.
Wedding anil other rings made to order.
McKenzie k McDonald,
Courtenay, 11. C.
General    Blacksmiths.   .
Bring on Your Woik.
Society     Card*
of Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
TJl-TIOiT, 33. C.
Assesment Act and Provincial
Revenue Tax.
Notica Ib hereby given, in Rconrdance
witli tin* Statute-*, that I'riwinoial Revenue
Tax ami ull Taxes lovied uutler thu An*->*hh*
ment Act are now due for the yoar ISO*),
All of thu iilmvii uau-i'-l Taxon oolleoti'ile
within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle,
Denman Island and Hornby Island
Divisions of the Dmcriot uf Comox are
payable at my office.
AnseHB-id TaxrH are c-llcciihie at the following rate.-, viz: ���
If paid on or before June 30th I88B
Provincial Keve-.iie, $;i pur capit*i,
On---half ��' one per fitint on K a' Property
Two \)> r runt. 011 Wild Lind,
One Mi'rd *'f one p��r cent, on Para Prop ,
Onc*balf ��� f -tnti per cunt, oa I io )*no.
If paid arter June 30th 1895
Two thirds of one per ce**t on Roil Prop.
Two ind one ha'f pur cent, on Wild Lind,
One-half of line p r cent, on Pera. Piop'y,
Time-four thn uf ouu per cent, on Income.
Comnx, B.C.. W.B.A.NDKRHOK,
Jan, 2nd '95. Assessor and Colctr.
All accounts due the Ute Arm of Wood
and Kilpatrick must be paid to me within
the next lo days to^ave costs.
D. Kilpatrick.
1.0. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiljnj brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Looge No M A.F .St A.M..B.C.R
Courtenay B.C.
Lodge meets on evei y Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge Nil too, C. O.
O. V.. meet in theii lodge room over
Mcl'hvt's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. in. visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. U. Bennett1 .See*.
Manaiinn Saw Mill,
baslr aid Door
���b -:o;o-o-
(P.O. Drawer 30.   Telephone fall, 10)
j��3j?"* A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.    Also
.Shinyles, l.uhs, Pickets, Door.*, Win- ���
dows and B inds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
cf wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
H. J. Theobald,
House anil Sign P-iintar,
aper-Hanging, Kal:omning
and  Decorating.
All Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance,
-KSJi.rj    E3TJLT32���
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.
Si earner Jo in
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steam,'* JOAN will sail as follows
OALtilMO AT WAY PORTA ��. pmaiiigors
and frclKtit iniy offcr
Lcavc Vittorin, Tiiuad.iy, 7 a. ni.
" Nantilim, for Comox, Wcilnotdiij. 7 A. m
I.cuvu Comox for Nnnii'mo, Frldnya, 7 a.m.
" Nanaimo far Victoria Hatnrdcy. 7 A.ln
Loavo lor VhIiIvh Inland one. each month
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time   Table   No.   23,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Thursday,  Jan.   10th,   1896.   Trains
run  on Pacific Standard
NORTH HOUND (Read Down.)
��ia   *883B8B��88S8SSa'*388SS
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. ��� s * ��� so S * . ���     ��� ��� ��� a ��� ��� ���
?= i So.S 'to zx ia-a 111 >.a 16
".i.II��.tt I :
SOUTH BOUND ( Rkaii Ur )
On Saturdays and Sundays
Roturn Ticket, will be issued botwoon nil
pai.t. for a faro and a r,nn.rtcr, ��ood for re*
turn not later than Monday.
Return Tickets for ono And n half ordinary
fare may be purchased daily to All points,
Kood for seven day., including d.y of iasuo.
No Roturn Tlokota issued for a faro and A
nunrter whono tho ainglo faro is twonty-flvc
Through rates between VlelorisandComnx.
Mileage Md Commutat ion Ticket, can be .b-
tainodonappllcation to Ticket Agent, Victoria
Duncan', and W.lllngton stations
PrMldent. Oteal S.pt.
Ota. rnigM ssa Pmswcw Alt
OCOTST-eiTATr, s. c.
We supply the best ot
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and FridaysandatUnion
every week day.
Wedding cakes a Specialty.
. KMVAi-.il ii. PKOl'kfKB.
T ���*��� Famo' s
am ft arm hi. j..���.es ?u
To order
tdrSvml ior.S-inii*le8.  Prompt dolivcry.   P��r*
feol fit j-uaiiiiiu-i.t.
Geo. B.  POWELL, GoM iilu8��.
Vancouver, is our ipt'olit) a-;ont.
Waverly X
a Hmse;
���cjitio'n-, B o
This  Magnificent   Hotel   Building
Is Now Opened lor the Reception ol Guests.
Fines: Appointments.
Best. Table. Splendid ^ninple
hooms   and   Reasonable   Rates
Every Convenience for Miners.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay, 11. C.
��. Sharp,  Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
ihe mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the forge farming settlement of Coniox,
Trent aie plentiful in thc fiver, and
11rye game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
ktpt well supplied  with the best wines
ind liquors.    Stage connects   with all
Steamers,   terms moderate
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
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, I'rop.
Union Suw Mill.
All Kinds of Kough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
tice. ' . .    ...,
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
Stock fakipg Sale
The old year has gone and we must clear out Odds and
Ends.    Spring is coming and we are
Prices were never so ridiculously low as we are asking for
the goods which line our Immense Counter of Remnants.
Please call and see for yourselves.
49 Commercial St., Nanaimo.
Stage and Livery,
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Done,  .'.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
MANUFACTUllF.lt op       ���
Barsaparalla, Champagne Cirlar, Iron Phosphates *md Syrups.
Bottler  of Different  Brands  of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for the Union Brewer1; Company.
SHIP    YO Ult   BA W   FURS
Hides, Tallow, Pelts, Wool, Etc.,
���TO- , I'KOI'KiKTDlt OP
JAS, MUM & 00. Li
MAIN BOUSE: 200 w HI J F.nt Ave N.
K.T. H>KTK>[B*N[>
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Goods bought right out; no commission; f ir selection; immediate returns. Shipping tags furniahed upon rto/aest NO DUTY on any rrooda
we handle. *   Bu��u��
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. G
R. Grant ft L. Mouiwc, Fropn.
UNION Bakery
.:  '.UNION, B. C.
'��� 'BestvQt,)jffi4a,:,��akis and
' '".'��� ��� ,i���. ������!...'��..il,..il*l��il....',-
Pies always  oi?���b.y*d. ,.
The Bread; Ca-twffl : be at
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.    .
Adderton &, Rowbotham, Prop
Tholeadiag hotel in Oomox district.
New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Touriets con depend on
flrst'Class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
At the Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing,
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
-GamliBrland. Seat Market
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables  and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in Bicycles! Agent for Brai.t-
fm-d Bicycle Co., H. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Be.islon, I lumber.
Rutlgc, Ncw Howe and Whilworih. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
fnr cash. Bans supplied ��� Repairing a
These goods are sold by
Grant & McGregor.


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