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NO. 156.        UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, NOV. 5,  1895*     $2.00 PER YEAR
Has just received a large consign ment of
,       Staple Dry Goods, Imported Direct from
Stewart &  McDodald's,   Glasgow.
These goods are of the Latest Styles and Patterns,
and being ofthe Best Manufactukk,
are Warrented to give Satisfaction.
The General Grocery  business  will  be
conducted as usual at ROCK  BOTTOM
figures and every effort will be  made by
the undersigned to cater to the requirements
of his numerous customers.
-^ Union, B, 0.ms-
Soda Water. Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Th* Above Stores Adjoin, Where Everything of the Beet in their Kespeciivs
lines will be found.
A. If. Mclntyre Prop.
Wall Paper
Paint Store
��� AND --
AH   orders promptly attended  to.
Tinting and
A   Specialty
Old Drug Store.
Union, B. C.
OOMOX     SAW     n^CTLL
Courtenay,   B. C
Rough and .Dressed  Lumber,
All orders promptly executed.
TJIR.QJT'ie: ABT    BBOi3.
Fall   Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Fall   Shirts
in   Endless Variety
Fall   Suiting
in all the  Newest  Styles
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
OPEN VROM 6 A. M. TO 2 A. M.
Realty Investment & Trust
Agency & Mining Mange,
Lots in Kaslo both in city and new
addition on exceptionally low rales and
easy terms.
Merch.-.nts books balanced and bills
Agent for Union,
The Ladles Tell Us What They
ThtnK about It- Time May Be
saved fop pleasure and improve
ment- Bright. Suggestive, Sen
sfble Views-
To the Kditor, Wwkly News-
Your editorial of last week on the shove
subject it* nf great intor-ast, and well worthy
of discusaJnn, au it is applicable to so mauy
houses in this district aod I venture to thiuk
that if those who are aeftici* utly interested
in the subject wero to ventilate their views
through the aid of yoar valuable paper,
much inf'iiroutiou might be obtained, not
only from an educational bat a praotioal
point of view.
Oue of the first and most important items
iu dundnctiag a houueb.dd in method. A ine
thodioul hoiuswife, no matter if sbo has
ohildren or uot is always a practical woman,
the ho*i.-.e ia nearly alwaya tidy and tbe
meats ready at the proper time. She has
a time for everything and everything iu
time, a place for everything aud everything
in iu place. Much valuable time is warned
and health undermined by too much cooking
and waut of variety in diet. Many people
are uot aatisileii utiles* thuy have meat three
times a day whioh is, us a rule, fried and
also those pastry abominations whioh are
called pies and turd*. Thia fore, in addition
to t'.e driuuing of tea which is often allowed to stand too long on the leaves, if it has
not been wanned up nyaiu from the previous
meat, ounatituto wuh the habit of eating
too quickly, a meal which la eminently calculated to produce indigestion witb its
attendant tivile, viz: dt-Miii-ed health, irritable temper and disinclination (or work.
Under snch oirounialancua ia it any wonder
so mauy home** are reduced to the condition
described iu your editorial ? Trusting that
aomoof the the readouts of thiB district will
take advantage of your goneroaity and suggest remedied through the aid of your column!
I am, .'ir.
Youm truly
4 Nov. 1805.        <
To the Editor of tho News-���
Pear Sir:
It w;n with much interest that I read
your article hooded, "Hmuehold Labors" ia
laat week's issue. It is a subject whicli will
pri'vu of much importance to the bouaekeep
era and homekuepers ot our laud. Aud iu
looking around upou tbe mauy wowtn. wbo
iu trying to fill that po.-utton, aro daily bb-
oomiog moro aod more unih railed iu the
men'al and physical sltvery of hou-u-hold
drudgery, I think it ia high time that some
one uaine to the front aud told ua of tuimu
means of lightening the burdtu burua by so
usoy weary shoulders.
Tne -solution to this great problem lies
first, in a systematic and ordt-rly arrive-
merit of the household work; and aucoudty,
inatrictly adbeiing to that order. Aud if
tliis fact could be duly impressed upon every
hotiKskeeper it would go far towards smooth
in*; (he path ot the w.ary wif�� aud mother.
So much time ia spe>,t in aupt-rtluoui oook
im, our hous* -* are ttocuinbernd with uxeleaa
tritln-i uud ornaments which are v-.n
tulle store house**- uf dust, and the unpuue-
tuility of the member.-* of tint household
interfere ao with the daily routine that tlie
already bnsy matron is given twice the work
fut whiub there 11 any necessity,
'A our ohildren wore brought! up tn habiti
of tinJ.tr ami neatness, ami fcaagtat t'i do
th. r Hiure of th"* work, it would aot only
nmfrrmlly ussiat their mothtra now. but it
would also prepare them to take their plucee
iu trie world luier on.
And if, as will aurely prove the case, yonr
rennrka ou thia subject ahould be tbe means
uf emancipating sonic of our many hnut-ehnld
slavo>, you will have done inestimable good
to th* world ab large.
1 am. sir,
Yours sincerely,
A Wsary Staler.
Mr. LMitor:-Thore ure many and varium
worksiu cunueotion with u home, many of
which (he casual obvervir wonld overlook.
Uufornoen things aru ev��.r ocouring. Mary
ooiiios iu nith a dirty pinafore, Joiiu-
nie's fsoe is dirty and uoii-te^uauily requires
to be nad-i clean, Willie out his linger, etc.
aod nuui-iionally a visitor drops in, and of.
course ;tu* husteas muat play a hospitable
part. When iheae dutie.*) are performed,
it is alnost diuner hour; husband is coming
home sud in the excitement to havu everything rtady to serve hot whon he makea his
appeamuue, added to the fact that all is
in uonfisiou, causes some anxiety ou the
part of the wife. Now, quite suddenly, a
cry reuuunds through the houae, and mother
is ouce wire reminded that there is a baby
who demands her attention. By the time
that f atacr appears mother wears a tired and
w<*ru-oit expression, aud instead of presiding pvjr the dinner table with delight as
sbe was wont to ao iu former da>s, sho is
cout"Htto let thinga take their course, rejoicing in the hopo that after diuner ahe
will be able to take a rest. Beiug iu this
ooadittoi, oven if she picks up a sensible
book she oauuot concentrate bur thoughts
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc
and so in sheer disgust tosses tbe book Hide
and allows mm-voluntary attention to reign
supreme. After house 1 oa been tidied up
mother is deli,*hted with the expectation
of having a couple of hours to herself, but
baby here again interferes, and of course all
opportunity of enjoying a short time in
reading is banished and tbo only recreation
mother haa is wheu baby is in '-B>elow>lsndM
which is not vury often. No wonder theu
that house-work is monotonous. The same
routine is practiced day by day and indeed
almoat hour after h>-nr. I quite readily
believe that the author was enthused witb
sympathy for the women when ho penned
these lines:
" Mao's work is done at setting sun,
But woman'a work ia never done."
But the hm.band* are not altogether to
blame for cucumber inu their wives with so
much work, and fer their having so little
time in which to aciompliah it, and consequently no remaining hours in which to improve themselves, both mentally aud physically. I believe that woman would h.ive
more time for pleasure, would not be burned
with their work, and would improve themselves materially if they would make it a
point of knowing less of their neighbor's
business, and would believe in and practice
the sensible old maxim contained in those
well knov-n lines:
"Karly to bed and early to rise
Makts a maa healthy wealthy and wiso"
But t must reprove the buabauds lor uot
remaining at home more thau is customary
among tbem, after working hours and helping to.entertain both wife and children.
I would suggest that a methodical system
of working be adopted by tbe housekeeper
which would uot only ecouointse time but
also labor. I would also point out that
aa good a motto 10 follow, as ..ne rarely
tiiifts, too i��, "A place for everything aud
everything in its place."
Cooking as a part of the housekeepers
work, requites according to tbe prevailing
custom, a gioat deal ol atteution, aud it
is a very trying position for her ou
some occasions, especially on a hot buminer
day, to stand over u hot stovo preparing a
variety of dishes.
A leia number could bo furnished which
would not only savo lime aud labor, but also would be less p<.-roiuioua to the health of
tboan, who partake of them. As lorpoatry,
it u-uld bedespensed with altogether, and
if part uf the time devoted to it, wi-re
spout 111 tho cooking of vegetables mere
would be a urestsr teudvuoy to abstain frooi
the use of oosemetiud, aud tho -futitii-t himself, wonld nut had his pr-jfetuou au profitable.
Then if Lhe houso were lighted up in the
evtmioga with electric lights, or oveu gas
j* Is instead of u-.*itg* coal oil lamps, it
would bi- another utep towurds economising
time, ln reference to time I think your
proposition is hardly practicable, but if oue
third or even 0 e quarter be euved the
hoiieeiiut-per in which to improve tlio mind
and make her more proficient iu art, it
would he sufficient, and this I think, is quite
At the Courtenay Mouse List Weclnes*
Bob Graham, who retires from the hole'
business gave a farewell dance. It was
well attended as might be expected for Mr. Graham has hosts' oi
friends in this district. Nothing was
wanting in tin* ������njuynu-ni of the guests,
and many regrets were expressed At the
genial landlord's retirement from the hotel business.
The dance at Riverside Hotel, Courtenay Tuesday night is spoken of as a very
pleasant affair. Many went down from
Union. The supper was excellent, and
when ihey hnve another at that popular
hostelry tbey may be sure of an even
larger attendance.
CRon.��� At Union, Ort 24th to   Mr.
and Mrs.. Willis Croft, a daughter.
NeuiST.*��� At  Union, Oct. 24th lo
Mr. and Mrs. Nellist, a son.
Tenders will be received ud t�� Nov. II
for repairing plaster on second and third
flats of Waverley House.
Also tenders for papering said flats.
Particulars can be obtained at Grant
St. McGregor's or from the undersigned.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted.   Address tenders to
L Mounce, Sec.
All accounts owing t*o Robert Graham's
estate must be paid to the undersigned
bv Nov. 30 or legal proceedings will be
John Bruce.
We the undersigned hereby authorise
John Brill's to collect all accounts-due the
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant 1
H. Hamburger y Trustees.
I have 3ti unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo,  B. C
P. 0. Drawer 17
Investment security  Savings Co.
Advance,   money for Building.
M'.n.ffer for Nanuimo,   Wellington
and   Cumberland.
Head office, Commercial Street Nanaimo, R. C.
Miss Leigh-Spencer visits Union from
this date on every boat succeeding payday, for collecting dues, and advancing
the Company's business. I'.irtics call at
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting following Thursday
evening at 7.30.
Fire,   Life,   Accident   Insurance,
L Beal Eitate.
Mrs. J. S. Kcndcll has received her
new consignment of Fancy Birds and
Wings, and
in fashionable shapes and colors. She has
also a lot of nicely ready, trimmed hats,
and a complete line of ribbons, and wili
aim to do a cash business and compete
with eastern houses in the matter of both
styles and prices. *��<>,*>>;��7 *V**.*ff^\\\ r\%
-   a.a. ������i-.,i.in hnnpa whirl, the I bones with great care, then he said
QtJh', *" teim-d   ciuseeI ��eit exct e- i "Here Is ��oiSe*.hiuf; which, while     it
! "SS J0.K a ! Uas^teeu ���uanufuctured ��:ith an art
it Least tlie Old Chap's
Skeleton is on Show,
Itepre-seiitatlou **r His Satanic Majeitj���*>������
theJapaaeae Understood Bim���ToSorvo
tbe Priests' BndB���Interred With a Ues-
crlptton of th�� Alleged (Uudner nt Hi*
The devil is dead. Not only 80, but
his remains have been shipped tu New
York nnd are to l>e seen to-day In a
cooperage establishment lu Water
Tho remains of the devil, says the
New York Herald, were smuggled out
ot Jnpnn at the risk ol the lives or
several men who confessed that they
stood in Tear of the personage whose
bone.** they were attempting to carry to this country. To be plain, tliere
was found some years ago ia the
ruins of a Japanese temple a grave
in whleh there were the bones mak
ing up an apparently perfect skeleton of gigantic proportions aad altogether strange and hideous in appearance, which, according to an iu-
scrlptton found above the tomb, constituted not li ing less than the remains of his .Satanic Majesty, as the
Japanese   understand him.
A doctor in Yokahoma to whom tbe
news   of  the discovery  was   brought
succeeded  In obtaining possession   of
the astonishing   skeleton,    and
time   conspired with  the  captain 'of
u   tramp steamer  which   visits   New j
York,  and succeeded hi having     the
dead devil forwarded to this city. '    j
As Miller & Sons, who now havo the J
skeleton devil in keeping, have much i
to   do  with  shipping  men,     Captain I
Williams, of the steamer Argyle,   de- j
cided to place In their possession thc I
seven foot box in which the skeleton
was contained.
'"When the box was opened a few
weeks ago and tlie straw aad
strange wrapping paper removed, Mr.
Miller found an apparently perfect
skeleton of some
The box was only seven feet;.long and
iu order that tbe giant bones might
be accommodated, those of the thighs
and legs had been placed beside tho
rest oi the skeleton. To begin with,
there was a terrific head, The skull
presented a frontal bone almost a
foot across, showing eye sockets of
astonishing size, a square jaw like
nu tiling that anatomists know, and
a mouth fully six Inches wide,
garnished with twenty-eight teetli,
whicli were closed and interlocked,
and of astonishing size and sharpness.
Altogether the effect was truly terrifying. The head was. articulated to
the vertlbrae, and thfi spinal column
was almost five feet in length, to
which ribs of tremendous proportions
and a sternum of immense strength
nnd size were Joined. The skeleton
was apparently complete from th3
skull to the end of the pelvis. Beside
it were placed thigh and leg bones,
which it seemed at first glance must
have belonged to some monster of the
guerilla species.
The legs apparently had been of
tlie short and tremendously powerful order, which New Yorkers bave
seen In the Central Park menagerie
when Chiko was alive and imprisoned j
Tbe foot was fully fourteen inches
long, and had but three toes, each or
which, in addition to being oi' enormous length, was furnished with an
almost claw-like nail. its appearance, therefore, was between that of
thc Unman foot and that.belonging
to a bird of the ostrich species greatly
Some attempt had been made to re-
articulate the skeleton for the knee
joints were furnished with modern
couplings of brass and the bones were
really ready for mounting.
Captain Williams* of the steamer
Argyle, who Intrusted tbe box and
Its contents to Miller & Soils a lew
weeks ago, told tbem simply that tbe
skeleton wns the property of a Euro-
peon doctor now resident in .Japan,
.and that the director oi a Japanese
hosp'.ta.l was authority ior the state-
meat that the Ifonos weuc thoso of a
monster which lived long ago In tbo
mountainous regions ol .lapan. He assisted the doctor in smuggllrijg it out
of the country, and apparently believed that It was a genuine skeleton,
As a matter Of fact tho skeleton
contains boms ol the* bovine, equine,
human and shark families-and having
been brought here ii,:ul i's!zed up" by
a.u expert In nnatojuy,* they lurnlSU
material for nn expose of Japanese
demonology which Is nothing short oi
This Bek le ton wai simply manufactured long years ago and buried beneath a temple ,at Kutsu to serve
the purposes o. a Clique of priests who
ruled that section of Japan by fear
at that time.
sclcntl.lc investigation of the nature
of the discovery.
Among other results was the finding
of a chapter lu tbe Buddhist sacred
writings, which was supposed to refer to the construction of the map
found In the temple undernf ith which
tbe skeleton lay, and which reaUs aa
'* Ananda (name of a man) told But-
su (Seson or Shaka), "You embody In
yourself the Talnwku and Kcuren,
and having gone round through the
five different kingdoms have seen all
the pain and troubles among them
to the people.' Upou this all people
assembled in order to listen to the
explanation. Whereupon      -Seson
(Shaka) said to Anada, 'At all times
and in al! places there cannot always
lie BUCh things as the Talnwku and
Kuer**n, and ats It Is very difficult to
get tbem I now permit all tho priests
to draw at the floor of the church
the life and death clrclo iShisoirinV
""Whereas at this time the priests
do not know how to draw out the
life and death circle. Sesou said:
'Make a round circle and put an axle
ia it, and around the latter put live
spokes, then making five divisions of
different kingdoms. At the foot of
the axle put tho Nnraka (hell), in the
right side put brutes' kingdom and
in tbe left devil's kingdom.
which only the Japanese possess, will
excite great interest among the
archaeologists in this country. The
map itself is simply a marvel of that
raro work which the Japanese execute aud in whicli they are unexcelled.
"There are some human bones here,
some Whleh belong to the equine and
bovine families, and somo which I
think have even been those of birds
and flsiies. The head is tbe crudest
piece of workmanship iu the whole
"Wo are ready to laugh at, the Japanese or at anyone else for having believed in a devil whose linage they
could create,, or to laugh at anyone
else whu, upou discovering anything
like this, was ready to believe that
It represented the remains ol a de-
habited thu mountnlus of Japan in
the old days."
Then the doctor laughed. "And
yet," he said, "here tbey have some
evidence of the devil, aud I believe
that a great many amung us talk of
aiuii, or of some creature which In*
and fear thu devil, of which wo have
no evidence whatever.
" It is Impossible to sp:ak precisely
of these bones, whleh are, In a measure, disguised bythe art of the person wlio placed them la their present
Employees as Numerous as the
Citizens of Syracuse.
It's Not Very Dangerous M but it
Annoys the Bulls.
Did It ever occur to you thut If tbo ;
It was  a somewhat primitive and
women in tho employ of the j Informal bull-fight, nud it began with
'}} *!!,? JSL^w^t^-Jm^rnw I (?"*"?* a'SanSTaliw^a'i^^t
human and heavenly kingdoms. Then
agaiu divide the human kingdom into
four provinces; make tho east the
Illteiku, the south Tamlmshu, the
weat Kudain and the north Koroshu,
Mako the Inside of the axle a round
white color and draw an image of
Butsu In the centre of It. In the
front ot Butsu make three different
Shapes���the first a dove, representing
avarlclousness; second, a snake, representing anger; third, a wild hog,
representing foolishness. Make the
circumference of the circle a watering belt. Then make several brackets, with imug'B of passionate life and
in ! death. The living one pushed out its
head ana the dead stretches out its
"' Place one of them to each ot
these five kingdoms. Then iu tlie
circumference of the circle draw pictures of life and death and of the
twelve conditions of life. Ana make
Mumou (not enlightened) a shape of
tho devil; Be Gyosht (going around)
represented by a picture of a wheel
of tile; Sbikishi (knowing) is represented by a picture of a monkey;
for *Heishoknsbi (distinguishing colors) put an image of a man in n boat;
for Rokushoshl (s!j: limbs) make a
six-limbed image; for Shokuslil (feeding) make an image of a man aud a
"'Fur Jushi (enjoying) make an image of a man and woman enjoying
life and trouble; for Aisbi (loving)
make an image of a woman squeezing
a man and woman; for Shush! (taking) make a picture of a man taking
water with a basket;, for Yushi
(being) make an image ot the Dai-
Han-ten (namo of a part of heaven);
for Seishi (being born) make a picture
of a woman giving a birth ; for Rosbi
(old) make an imago of an old man
and au old woman; for Byoshi (sickness) make a picture of a diseased man
and woman.
" ' For Shishi (denth) make a picture
ol a coffin with a dead body carried
by men ; for Yu (trouble) make a picture ot a man and woman in trouble;
fur Hlshl (sorrow) make a picture of
a man aud woman crying; for K*.i
(pain) make a picture of a man and a
woman suffering paiu'for No (trouble) make a picture of u man guiding
an unmanageable camel. Aud above
the circle iuaA.o an Inconstant Devil,
with upstanding hairs, opening its
mouth, aad stretching both arms and
embracing the lifo and death circle. ;
"' On each side oi' the devil's head :
write two verges:
nt *trj**ry xo apart yourself from the I
trouble oi Hie and death, and endeavor
tlie ribs and vertebrae wero those
of some animal of tho bovine Bpecies.
Tlie sternum, for Instance, is apparently that of one of tbe grazing tribe.
"This foot, with three toes, is apparently that of some bird, liko the
ostrich. You can sjc that where the
manufacturer lias found it necessary
to elongate a bone he has covered
this place with a skin, which now
presents a dried appearance, but
which is still sufficient to hide the
patch. The skin resembles that of
some member of the shark family.
The mouth is plainly artificial. Here,
for instance, there aro twenty-eight
teeth. Some of them, I should say,
are those of horses of a certain age,
or, at least, of some member of the
c.juine species.
" Altogether it Is a most iuterest-
ngl reilii of the demono'iOgy of Japan,
aad demonology, you know Is older
than theology. Ages ago, when one's
father or mother was struck by
lightning. It was the custom, in
case of another storm, to make a sacrifice to propitiate that particular
(lemon which had dealt out death on
the previous occasion. As these demons were not visible, a superstitious race often made them to order."
Perhaps the best evidence of thc
remarkable nature of these remains
of Ids Catanlc Majesty is the absence
of any attempt to turn tbem to commercial advantage. Miller & Sons
know.no more about them than the
captain who brought them to this
Upou hearing Dr. O'Sulllvnn's views,
Bir, Miller and his sons immediately
recognized the fact that instead of
having in their charge the skeleton
of some remarkable creature nine feet
in height, whicli lived and roamed in
the mountains of Japan, they slm-
ply have a sample of Japanese art,
created many years ago and buried,
no doubt with a view to astonishing
subsequent generations.
city of Ncw York and their families
were to depart into tlio wilderness
thut they might establish a city V
It is true, and tho city would be
as large as that so much in tlie (public eye during the Democratic Suite
The servants of the city number 19,-
50:.', or at least, those were tho llg-
ures at tae beginning of the present
year. Indeed, if onu throws In buildings enough to accommodate them
and their families/ behold a city of
100,000 iuhabl win to���enough to support, a Mayor and a Board of Aldermen, anu hay, 3,000 or 4,000 officeholders of its own.
1 looked over a big tabulated list
of tlie city's " hired" men and women the other day lu the offico of
the Commissioners of Accounts. It
was prepared by Chief Clerk Edward
Owen, it veteran in tlie army of
city employees.
Of all the departments- many will
believe, at a guess, that* the police
has most persons ou the payroll. Far
from it. There aro 8,84=0 patrolmen,
as against 4,509 school teachers-
Who would havo set down tlie quiet
sciiool teachers as more numerous
than the blue-coats V lu all, the educational department employs 4,881
men and women.
It requires JOO men and women to
look alter the city's finances, After
we are dead we require little atten- ''
tion. Tlie Coroner's o.fiee staff numbers only lourteen. This includes
Coroner lioeber and  his new hat.
We require Infinite care while we !
live. Most of us lmve money then. If i
we become pauper.**, or go mad, or
break tho law and go to prison���and
it seems that a great many of us <lo
some of these things���there ls a full
regiment to look alter us, for the 'Department of Charities aud Correction
employs 1,000 persons.
There arc 1,104 firemen, and 1,439
men in the employ of the Department of Public Works. Col. Wariug's
army is as big as both together, lie
had 2,705 ou the pay roll at the
first of tho year. Subtract Mine.
Carre, siace gono from tlie Colonel's
office because she was a foreigner.
Our health is largely our own affair, but in order that we may not
do anything to injure the health of
others, there are 137 safeguards.
The Excise Department proper���taking no account of Mr. Roosevelt and
his men, who arc everywhere* and
have a finger iu everything���has actually only 50 employees. That means
that there are about 100 school
teachers to every excise inspector.
There  are  about  throe  times      as ^^^^^^^^^^^^
many school house janitors as there ��� them UQ|.j- themselves over the barrl-
arc men In the District Attorney's of- i cad0 l]X BUcli haste that they struck
fire���101 to 55. ! tuu ground on the other side at about
The city, as I have said, pays 19,- j tho BamQ   instant    that    ho butted
502 persons to uo this work.      *''���*' '
their  lassoing tho bull by his horns
and   boos,   and dragging him headfirst  against  the    barricade.     With
a   dozen   men  pulling  on the   lariat
around tbo horns from the outside of
tho ring, and two more twisting Ida
tail on tbe Inside, ho was at such an
uneom.ortable   disadvantage   that  It
was   easy  for them to harness him
in a net-work oi lariats, and for a
bold rider to scat himself on hla back.
Tbe bold rider woro spurs on bis bare
leet, and, with hts toes stuck In the
ropes around thc bull's body, he grasped the samo ropes with oue hand, and
with the other band behind him held
on to the bull's tail as a man holds
tbo tllior ol a boat.   When the mau
ielt himself firmly fixed- and the bull
had beeu poked iuto a very bad temper with spends and sharp sticks, the
lariat around Jils horns was cut, aud
he started up and otf on a frantic gallop, bucking as vigorously as a Texas
pony,   and  trying to gore tlie man
clinging  to his. back with backward
tosses  of  his horns.    There was no
regular  toreador,  and anyone    who
desired to sucriilcc bimsch to make a
Saguatepecan holiday was at liberty
to  do  so ; and as a hub-dozen men
so sought d.stinctlou, aud as tbo bull
charged at anything on two legs, the
excitement   was  Intense.     He  moved
very quickly ior so huge an animal,
in spite oi  his heavy handicap, and,
with  the exception o.' one man with
a red flag and a spirit of daring not
entirely due to natural causes, no one
cared   to  go  very near him.   So  he
pawed up and dawn tho ring, tossing
and  bucking  aud  making himself as
disagreeable to the man on bis back
as   ho  possibly  could.   It struck me
that     it     Would    be    a    distinctly
���sporting    act    to    photograph      a
bull   while   be   was   charging head
on   at    the   photographer,   and it
occurred   to   Somerset   aud   Uriscom
at about the samo time that It would
be pleasant to confront a very mad
bull  while ho was    careering  about
with a man twisting his tail.    So we
all dropped into tho arena at about
tlie samo momont, from different sides,
and, as we were gringos, our appearance was hailed with laughter and
yells of encouragement.     Tlie gentleman ou tlio bull seemed to bo able to
control hlui moro or less by twist lug
his tail to ono side or tho other, ana
as soon as ho heard the shouts that
welcomed us he endeavored to direct
the bull's    entire   attention    to my
young friends.    Grlscom and Somerset
aro sis feet high, even without riding
boots and pith helmets* una with them
they were so conspicuous    that  thu
bull was properly Incensed, and made
The map, or chart, which WOS
found with the bones in " the Tomb
of tho Devil" is a most remarkable
piece  0��  workingmunship.
Divided Into sections, according to
the instructions which are printed I wbo will have position
with tlie foregoing, it presents a [ ts likely
series of allegories worthy of the extraordinary ingenuity of the Japanese, to whom, as to the men who
built the pyramids, time was no object.
lu each section there is presented in
infinite detail tbo scenes which wore
described ill a fow 'torso sentences
by the author of tho whole���tho hell
uul heaven and human life which tho
it under  the Instructions of the Bud- j imaginations and experiences of   the
-"���-������     dictated.
dha. theu yoa shall be able to sur
render tlte arms ot the life and death,
just as a large elephant could break
a hut of grass.'
"'."If, under the Instructions of the
Buddha, you endeavor not to bo extravagant, then you shall destroy the
eternal troubles, emptying tlie sea of
trouble. Next, at the top of the Inconstant Devil, make liaku-en-dau
(white round shape), representing the
Nehuu-en-jo (Harden oi Eden���Nehan
means Nirvana).'"
" As was instructed above all tho
priests make tiie life and death circle
at the down stairs of*tbu church.
When several Hnr anion (Indian nobleB)
and Koli (virtuous men), seeing the
life and d'jntb circk1, asked and said:
'Priests, what is meant by this pic-
tui*,.* circle?' the priests replied that
tiny dm not know what was meant
by that. * Why,' said the assemblage,
'can ypu draw a picture tbat you do
not know yourscll ?' The priests were
silent and could not reply. Upon tins
they reported t.> ;**eisou tu that effect,
Selson <~aid, 'Let a priest sit at tlie
course oi itu: Life nnd death circle.' But
t:i * priests would nut obey to this
Instruction, sayiog- ' a you let a man
who i.u���'.**) not uikier-itan l the reason,
you will not bring faith, but will
bring degradation instead.' Selaon replied, 'Let one who understands it explain to   the people.' "
Thu captain of    thu    Argyle, whon
ho gavu  thu skeleton
, ��., gavu  thu skulotou into,the keep-
Accordingly, when the skeleton wns i ing of Miller -.**; Sons, gavu tbem also
finally discovered, thero was found be- j tills brief    sketch of    its
side  it  a sortjo;''map containing a
picture of  the/devil lu life, together
with a full description as to the'manner of his death mid interment.
Buried ages ago under a te-m'ple in
thc centre of au inland province of
Japan, aud one which, by the way,
has* been o. great interest'sinco to,
archaeologists, it was discovered* by
workmen who were excavating for
the purpose o.' erecting a new structure ou tlie old site. Thirteen iect
below thc sur.ace of what had been
the cellar Of tbe old tchlpie the workmen discovered ��� an old stone grave,
bearing an* Inscription in' Japanese
characters which, being Interpreted,'
means, "Tiie Tomb of the Devil,"
This,   together  with  the discovery
_������___���_��� discovery*
together with the chapter which is
supposed to refer to it aud which is
primed here.
1 called thero a day or two ago
and Inspected tho box and its -contents. To tho laymen tho skeleton
was apparently that of a giant ape
or somo similar monster, which iu
life must have, been nine foet high and
have presented an appearance which
was terrifying beyond measure.
On Friday last I succeeded in interesting Dr. William J. O'Sullivan, the
medico-legal expert, in tho death of
tbo devil and the discovery of its remains, and in inducing him ,to visit
the Miller cooperage and inspect the
Dr. O'Sullivan was at once pleased
nnd astonished,     He   examined    the
This map, or chart, is in a stato
of excellent preservation, and Is of
great value. It represents the circle
and axle referred to with tho scenes
spoken of, whiucb appear upon a
scroll. This scroll is held by a figure
representing the devil, whose bones,
according to the legend, rested in the
Above tlie scroll appears the tcniblo
head which ono recognizes in the skull
attached to the skeleton. This is ln
colors, strangely Intermingled after
the Japanese fashion. At the sides
of the scroll appear the claws, or
toes, of the demon, as If hu had It
in his arms, aud It bid all of his terrible personality except Ids head, his
blinds and his awful feet.
The wholo is embellished by Japanese Inscriptions of a date that s not
known, and which the possessors of
the devil's remains have not yeo been
ablo to have Interpreted.
Thn scroll gives an excellent representation of the monster width one
would naturally conjure up after a
glance at tin' monster skeleton which
now lies lu lhe Water street tooper-
nge. Altogether, It was truly a duv-
iih-ii devil which the old "Japs" constructed and which lhey hn.-e so
strangely described,
When f visited the cooperage Friday there was a curious crowd at
ihe door, ready, apparently, ',o call
iu the police and accuse the MLlers of
having remains of the most astonishing order exhumed' oh their piemises.
Dr. O'Sullivan was busy with tbe
Loretta llanuigan case when '.. Invited him to inspect tho bones of the
only original devil. He exprefsedtho
opinion tbat the cooperage wmld be
a Mecca fur archaeologists within a
Divpite tho warnings of hy^lcnlsts
and mora'.Uts, the use or tobatco does
not decline. According to a tobacco
trade journal, there Is a steady Increase in the number of cigur-j and
cigarettes smoked In this country,
and notably in tlie consumption of
cigarettes. During the last fiscal
year, there were sold in the United
Stntes 3.333,8ir*,5G0 -cigarctles, and
4,180,440.870 cigars. Thc Increase in
the consumption of cigars orer the
previous year was 08,522,939.
-   -    .          Add
their parents and children and rela-
tives generally, and then think-wbat
a vast machine it is and how much
influence it wields about election
time, when tliere are positions to be
lost or retained.
Honest political faith is n great
thing, but it Is strange that a man
���_-_, in bis    gift
ly to get votes ?
Interest must count beyond measure. It was Itoussenu wbo put It
something like this: "Supposi tbat
by a single act of your will, without
stirring a fimrer, you could become
enormously rich by causing the
dentil of mi old mandarin out in
China, what would you do?" And
Balzac makes one of liis light hearted
characters reply, "I should now bo
on my fifth mandarin."
And It ts possible lhat your $5,000
or $2,000 position as a servant of
the city may sway the political preferences of your wife's grandfather a
peg or two at election time.
In the meantime there 1$ not much
dmiger that the 19,502 will secede
and build a city of tlielr own. They
die or tbey are removed. Otherwise
they stay in office.���New York Herald. 	
Thc ncw woman was in evidence
even as long ago as 1010. Mrs;.
Hannah Woolley, a govcrro-s in the
reign of (diaries If., was a woman
who believed lier sex capable of anything. And she herself cleverly Illustrated ber belief. It was said of
ber that she had "great Skill with
all work wrought with a nuedlfl, all
transparent work, shell work, moss
work; also cutting of prlnti and
adorning rooms or cabinets, all kinds
of beagle work upon wyres all manner of pretty toys, focks made with
shells or In sweets, frames for look-
in u-j;lasses, feathers of crewel lor
1 th.' corners of beds, preserving aP
; kinds of HWcctmc.it**, wet or dry; o'nt-
[ ments, waters, cnrdli.-t, beaMng any
: wounds not desperatoiy dangerous.
|keowlodgbig in discerning ths -vvin-t
toins of most diseases and gii'iii* tmeli
remedies as are fit; all manner of
cooking, writing. arltbm-}&l3, washing black and white -..irs.-nJts, making sweet powders for ilia hat.' or to
lay among linen. Di addition to
these accomplishments she Could converse fluently in French, Italian and
Down In Kentucky tho reporters
Just lay themselves out to do the
handsome thing by brides. Describing
a recent wedding, nn interior paper
bas this to sny : " The bride is a deml-
blonde, about the average height,
with nn exquisitely rounded form.
She has a face lino a richly tinted Illy,
silken lashes shade eyes of the brightest hazel, while sunny brown hair,
such as painters love and poets sing
of, clusters about her fair young
brow. Sho was attlrod In nn artlstjc
gown of cream, low corsnge. deml-
train, and carried a peerless bouquet
of rosebuds. Her manner Is sunve,
and sho is a charming companion."
tbo rails, aud with about the samo
| amount of force.
i Shrieks and yells of delight rose
- from the natives at this delightful
I spectacle, and it was generally un-
; derstood tbat we hud ben euguged
\ to perform In our odd costumes for
; tlielr special amusement, and the
| village priest attained geuuinu popu-
! larity by this novel feature. Tbe
bulHialting continued for some time,
and as I kept my camera in my own
hands, there jls no documentary evidence to show that any one ran
away but Oriscom and Somerset.
Friendly doors wero opened to us by
those natives, whoso bouses formed
part of the arena, and it was amusing .tiu see the toreadors popping in
and out of them, like tho littio man
and woman on the barometer who
come out when It rains and go lu
when the sun shines, and vice vrsa.
On those frequent occasions when
tbe bull charged the barricade, the
entire Hue of men ami boys ou its topmost rail would go over backwards,
and disappear completely until the
disappointed bull had charged madly
off in another direction. Once ho
knocked half a mud house away in
his efforts to follow a man tbroiugb a
doorway, and again a. windowsUl,
over which a toreador had dived headfirst like a harlequin in a pantomime,
caved in under the force of his attack.
Fresh bulls followed the first, and the
boy musicians maddened them still
further by the most hideous noises,
which only ceased when the bulls
charged the fence upon which the
musicians sat, and which they vacated
precipitately, each taking up the tune
when his feet struck the ground where
he had left off. There was a grand
ball that nigliL, to which we did not
gn, but we lay awake listening to the
fifteen boy musicians until two iu the
morning, IL wn-. an odd, eerie sort of
music, la which the pipings of thn
reed Instruments predominated, But
It was very beautiful, aud very much
liko tho music of tlm Hungarian
gypsies In making little thrills chase
up and down over one's nervous system.���Frnm "Three' Gringos la Central America," by Richard Harding
Davis, In Harper's Magazine for October.
���Tho total number of businesa failures reported from Canada this woek
Is 37; tbo total last week was 35,
and In the week a year ago it was
40, whilo one year before that It was
was 30.
��� Tbey say that Shortis, on trial for
the Yallcyfield murders, Is- dying of
consumption and cannot live longer
thnn eighteen months, oven If .his
career is not cut short by tlio sentence of the law. "What a pity Jiis
disease had not become ncuto about
two years earlier I
Tho latest despatches from the
stranded stenmcr Mnrlposn say that
nearly all the ship's valuable cargo
has been saved, but that the .vessel
will be a total loss.
���Toronto hns nu average of two1
abandoned babies eajh month. This
year-up to date the number of doorstep finds is fifteen. That Is pretty
good for the city of tho Turltans. �� e'*icic'(.
'*��-���-**3i��sr^@ (0,1
L�� *-.*"h?e �� �� e fiB"�� e* *-* -> -
Mrs. Motley sat apart with her
mother and oue or two other ladies
of worldly appearance the whole evening���very much to ho pitied, I
thought; for Burety no one ran suffer
such torture as those unamiable persons who cherish envy and hatred In
their hearts. As I glanced from her
torpid face, with tbo cruel mouth and
tbe venomous half-closed eves, to the
portrait of Madge against tlie wall,
I figured her coming down in the still
night, wheu all were at rest, to silt
the canvas, and tear P< down with her
A few days after the dinner-party
at Mr. Motley's I called upon Madgo
at hor new home iu Kensington. The
magnificence or the house was surprising. I thought that so much lux- 1
ni*;.' must surely turn the head of such
a giddy little person as Madge; and \
so it had, possibly, but it hadn't
changed her heart; She was In her
drawing-room, surrounded by fiue
people���friends' of her husband's making their visit of ceremony; but she
sprang Up when tho footman pronounced my name, and came across
the room t.j mee* mc with frank cordiality, just as iu tlie old days at
Highgate, when l called to give her
a lesson. She was not a bit ashamed
of the past, or the old friends she had
known in the hard times.
Whilst I     was    there Mrs.  Motley
called, bringing with her the lady who
had formerly employed Cicely as     a
governess.    Perhaps   she expected to
humble Madge by thus revealing   her
former position  to her new    friends.
Sho  did   not know her  character or
she would  have spared    herself    the .
mortification of failure.     Madge wns
not iu tbe least abashed: on the con- j
trary, she    seemed pleased    to     ac-I
knowledge the lady's kiudnoss to Cicfl- j
ly; then she told bow she herself had
tried to give lessons and failed.     And
I don't think anyone liked hor the less
for this confession���except Mrs   fctot-
The liarlowos' circle of friends extended every day, and they soon tool;
a prominent place iu fashionable society. Every week her name was
mentioned In the society papers. Her
husband was only less popular than
she���and that was but natural, for
one could not admire her character
without admiring bis, for there was
a marvellous similarity In their good
qualities. They occupied their whole
tlmo In pleasure, and their appetite
for enjoyment seemed to grow keener by Indulgence. Dinners, concerts,
" at homes,* part lew���every day In
the week there was something for
them. People about town pointed*
them out to strangers. When they
came to the Orpheon there was a
buzz all over the houso as they took
their stalls���just as if they had been
of     tlie      royal     blood. Madge,
with hor lovely face nnd [figure, her diamonds, nnd her rich toilette, could uot escape observation.
She took lessons in riding; she was
adapted by nature to that exercise,
beiug fearless and lithe. A month after her first lesson she appeared in
ihe Uow on n splendid horse with her
husband. That was a fresh triumph,
and in a field which Mrs. Motley bad
been mistress of. After their first
meeting on horseback in the park, Mrs.
Motley was never seen again In a
riding-habit during Madge's career.
Madge told me she had learned riding chiefly that she might bunt with
bor husband. "If be breaks
bis neck I will break mine,' sbe said
with a laugh. Tbey accepted an invitation from Lord and Ludy Lum-
berdale to spend a mouth at Bare-
wood, and there Madge and her husband won golden opinions from all
who admire daring and address. For
tny owu part I was very anxious tlie
whole time they wore away, and was
heartily glad when tbey returned to
London, safe and sound.
They bud made new friends in the
country and taken another step upward In the ranks of society. People
boasted of meeting them ; t-ome sought
to make the acquaintance of Mrs.
Motley with the view of getting an
introduction to tbe liarlowos. Tho
entertainments at Grandtson House
weru more BUmptUOits anl on 0 grander scale thaa ever they bad been before.
And while Harlowe was receiving his
titled guests In the magnificent Iiouho
at Kensington, bis partner Motley
was examining tbe figures at the
bank, or watching tbe drays fill up
ln the brewery yard at Soiithwurk.
As time went on, I saw less and
less of Madge. That was my own
fault entirely. Her friendship was
unchanged, she was just as glad to
see me and chat about music as iu
Sunnyslde days���though, of course,
with so many new friends, and so
surrounded by distractions, I was
less necessary to her than I had
beon. If she saw me in the street,
she would stop tho carriage to speak
to me, even though I had my rehearsal coat on, or, maybe, my fiddle case lu my hand. I say again,
her heart was unchanged' In its generous "impulses and Innocent enthusiasm. If-pride came between us, it was
mine, and not hers. 1 could not feel
at ease in that palace of a house,
amongst her princely friends���even
when sbe and lier husband were doing their best to make one feel at
home. Tt suited mc better to drop In
and drink tea ou Sunday with Joan
at Highgate and talk about Madge
and other things.
Cicely spent much of her time    at
* �� 6? $> ��** * +
Grandlsqn House. Madge would have
bad both sisters and ber father to
live there with her; but Joan was
Just as frightened Of big people as
1 nm, nnd Potter found It more convenient to live Independent, so the
ohl cottage at Highgate was kept
011, and Joan tliere took care of her*
Tliere was no need for the girls
to work now, foi* Potter was earn- j
ing a decent Income. As may lie sup- '
posed by the fact, I'otter had altered
marvellously, That taste of luxury
at Fnirlnwn had destroyed his relish
for Bohemian living. After seeing himself in a tail coat nnd a clean collar,
he could not admire tbe old velvet
Jacket and gray flunneK lie who had
satisfied his animal wants with sausages nnd sixpenny ale dreamed
of dellentfe meats and aromatic wines.
The hundred pounds left ou the easel
by Motley, in payment of tbe unfinished portrait of Madge���ahout half
the sum, by-the-by, that Potter Intended to ask for it���enabled him to
appear at Grandtson Houso in fine
linen, and a dress coat free from the
smell of benzine. In Madge's drawing-room (and at her dinner table)
lie passed a great part of tbe working day, talking of art, and posing
as one of that school which is considered in advance of the age. He
adopted a new style, whicli, in my
opinion, was about tlio' worst of all 1
the styles be had adopted In Ids
changeful career. But it had this j
advantage���It could be worked with-I
out labor, which Is an essential point
In the production of pictures, when
a lazy man to concerned. He called
himself an Impressionist, I believe;
and he could throw you off his Impression of a sunset, a sunrise, a log
or a shower ot rain, as easily as a
plasterer would whitewash the back
of a cupboard. Those productions
seemed to me perfectly ridiculous ;
but the most ludicrous part about it
was to hear people admire tbem, and
go into ecstasies about their subtle
depth, tlielr Ideality, their inner
feeling, and such like nonsense. I'otter believed It all, poor fool I and
would stand before one oE his own
daubs as solemn as an owl, and with
perfect sincerity talk high-flown rub
lush, which 1 for ona could no more
make head nor tail of than I could
of this picture, He devised the most
extravagant frames for these
wretched patches���some very beautiful (when he gavo the order vaguely
to a clever brass-workerl and others
merely grotesque. But to crown the
Joke, these pictures, If one may use
that word In suelv a case���tnese, pictures sold for high prices, and one
was actually exhibited at a gallery
in Bond street. Or course, I may be
ln error���these works may have
seemed rubbish to me because my
taste is had, as classical music fails
to charm an uneducated ear���I only
wish that all works of art were as
easily produced. That Ih all I can
He still affectdd eccentricity; but
his clothes were sweet and clean���ay,
and his lialr perfumed, tf you please.
He kept hank notes rolled up in pellets tn hU pocket. It was delightful to
seo him toss half a dozen of these to
Joan, and we both wished that Impressionism might continue In vogue.
As I bave said, Cicely was pretty
constantly with Madge. She was pet-
t'-d by her sister and Philip, nnd the
indulgence did her nn good, for she
was very simple and childish, without
the strength of Madgo or the prudence
of Jonn. She received 0 great deal of
attention also fro-m Philip's friends,
and grew coquettish and inconstant.
It looked ns If her marriage with
Horace was farther off than ever. He
was Jealous, and sho tormented him
by her flirtations. But sho was always ren dy to acknowledge her
faults, ajrtd cry tn atonement, and
pray to be kissed and forgiven, so the
engagement lingered on. He was a
very good young man, steady and
industrious, and li occurred to him
that, with her growing taste for
luxury. Cicely would never be content
with tlie houso she would have to
share with his parents. But she declared that after the next party she
would come home to Sunnyslde. nnd
live there quite soberly with Juan,
and be a good girl ever after. But
she did not come home after thc next
party. Oue day he spolte seriously
about his affairs to I'otter, pointing
out that his means would not enable
him  to marry an extravagant girl.
"Then why don't you Improve your
position?" asked I'otter; "why don't
you go In for the new school of art?"
At this, Horace declared that II he
must paint " wubblsh," he would prefer to stick to box lids.
No wonder be, a patient, c.arc-tait-
ing artist, should be exasperated by
tho success of such a charlatan us
i'otter. Plodding men always have to
swallow the bitter reflection that If
tbey were npt so scrupulous they
should be better off.
Joan aud I used to talk about
these things, and from lier I heurd
accounts of the Increasing expenditure nt Grandison House, of the enormous sums spent upon dresses and entertainments and the outlay of tho
" Everywhere there is waste and extravagance," said she, "and there is
no check put upon anyone. Miillp Is
just as careless as Madge, and their
only thought is how to spend money.
I have tried to show Madge that she
is doing wrong. How can thoy expect
their servants to be careful, when
they themselves are so* careless V
Neither of them knows the value of
money, Mr. Holderness; tbey are like
children, and think no more of to-morrow than they think of the day that
is gone."
"Stilt, that cannot go on forever,"
I observed.   " By spending more   and
more money every day, tbey will
sooner or later cdme to nn end of
their resources, and then what are
tbey to do ?"
" That is exactly what I say. They
will find it difficult to deny themselves
luxuries, after using themselves to the
gratification of every caprice. It Is a
madness. Nothing pleases their eyes
but they must have it. whether they
need ic or not���pictures, china, sll.is,
jewels, it mutters not what, nor
whether ihey bave places to put their
purchases. And I mu very sorry to
say 'tis Madge wbo Is most to blame.
She never was careful. Philip was
uot extravagant befora his marriage."
"But surely-" sold J, "be is in the I
wrong to encourage her in such ex-
travagance; a man should bo strong:
enough to regulate his household,
control expenditure, and keep his!
affairs tn order."
" That is true; but do you know,
I think a man tn love ls just as weak
as a Woman. And Philip loves Madge
to such a degree tbat be would do
anything in tbe world to gratify ber :
wishes, and nothing to thwart tbem."
I could say nothing to that, for I
WOUld rather he should squander nil
he bud than love his wife less.
One day Mr. Motley overtook me
on Waterloo Bridge, as l was going
from rehearsal to my lodgings iu
Grasping my hand, hts elbow resting on the edge of the carriage, and
tits jolly face redder thaa ever with
the strain of turning sideways, he
"D'ye like saddle of mutton, Holderness V"
"To be sure I do," snid I.
"Then jump- in and come along with
me.     We must bave good company to
relish good tilings."
"Mrs. Motley doesn't dine with you?"
said I.
"No; she can't dine before seven or
eight, and I can't dine after two���
aud besides, she's mueh too fine for
Southwark. The smell of the malt
would kill her."   -
He pointed to a large block of old
houses adjoining tlie brewery, which
were in course of demolition.
"Just bought that lot," he said;
" and a pretty price I've had to pay.
But we must have more room ; we
shall want the whole street in a few
1 was glad to hear this.
The mutton was delicious, and we
talked about all kind of things; but
as Motley knew more aliout business
and was proud of his success lie Pad
more to say on that subject than on
"Careful liberal It v���that's the secret of success," said he. "Many a
thousand I've given where others
have only offered five hundred, and
I've been laughed at. That don't
matter to me. I'm not thtn-sklnned.
1 know what I'm about. I've never
spent a pound without assuring myself that I sliould get back that
pound ugain, with interest added.
And I've uever gone wrong in my
reckoning yet. That's what I call
careful liberality, and liberality of
any other kind ls detestable���tt Is
senseless waste; and 1 don't know
anything more natefui than that."
I did not reply. Motley's quick eye
caught some took on my face that
excited his curiosity.
"I'd give something to know what ls
passing in your mind, Holderness,*' he
"Well, sir," said 1, " to tell you the
plain truth,. I was thinking that your
partner's procedure just now must be
very distasteful to you."
" Oh, Philip !" he exclaimed, with a
hearty laugh, " that's another matter. He has a right to do what
he pleases witli his own. It makes
no difference to my share Of the profits whether he spends his or saves it.
Why should I object ?"
"I did not suppose you would object. 1 only felt that were I in your
place 1 sliould feel annoyed to see
money thrown away which 1 bad
worked hard to accumulate. At the
same time, I give you credit for having broader views than mine���1 know
I am narrow iu some tilings."
"That's all right," said he, leaning
back in the chair, and turning Ids
twinkling eyes up to tlie blue film of
smoke that rose from his cigar���
" that's all right. Holderness; don't
you worry about them. I have my
eyo on them. Phil's a fine fellow, and
Madge is a charming woman, and I
like them both. The hunk's solid and
they'll stand a heavy strain. Phil
will pull up when I tell bim to.
They're intoxicated with love at present; they'll- Bober down by-nnd-by.
Look at me. 1 have sobered down."
He laughed, "I'm sober enough," he
laughed again: "and you remember
I was for outshining everybody not so
very long ago, Yuu must have seen
���for you've got your senses about you,
Holderness���you must have seen how
I used to pique my wife that she
might outvie Madge ; boy ? I gave it
up, though, when I saw tliere was no
chance for her. Well, well, well,
that's nil over now. When Maud
heard that Phil had bought a box on
the grand tier of the opera for his
wife, Maud wanted mo to let her
have one. But I wouldn't.
My dear, says I, it's no use
your showing your face in the same
place with Phil's wife's. If you want
to hear music you can book a stall
when you liko; but u box is out ol
the question, No, l'vo no reason to
find fault with l'hil for losing his
head, for I've done the same myself.
I'm nil right now, and so will he 'be
after a  bit."
Thtu relieved my mind greatly, and
Joan was pleased to hear what I had
to say uext time I called upon lier.
But we were still better pleased a
littio later on wlion we heard that
Philip had settled a large amount of
money on his wife. It was all through
Mr. Motley. On drawing up the
half-yearly accounts, he showed Philip
that there was a balance at the
bank in his favor of something over
sixteen thousand pounds, uud be advised him to draw it out and place
It in another bank In his wife's name.
"It's better thnn insuring your life,
Phil," he said; "and it's the sort of
thing every man should do, no matter how'solid hts business seems. I've
done the same thing; so no matter
what happens to us our wives will
be all right tn the future." Philip, who
had the most Implicit trust In the
wisdom of bis partner! and was guided  by   bim  In  such   matters,   readily
agreed to this proposal. The money
was drawn out, and properly made
over to Madge.
"Ah, what un excellent, what a
capital good-hearted old fellow he
is!" we said, and our hearts warmed
towards that stout, florid, Jolly-looking Motley.
Madge said that we must all be together on the anniversary of the wedding-day���a family party and     none i
but the   family,   except  myself   nnd j
Horace Clinton;  and so  we nil  met
at Grandison House to lunch, and, to '
please Joan, thc servants were sent
out or tlio room that we might eat !
us    we   liked, aijd  talk   aliout     old
times without having to tbink what
tliey might say about Ua ln the ball.
And very pleasant and merry we alt
Were.     Everything was elegant and
rich, but cosy and  Informal  at   thc I
same time.   Wo were at the height
of enjoyment, when a servant brought !
a   telegram   for Philip.
"This is odd," said he,  looking at I
the telegram ; and then he read aloud: ;
"You must come at once;  business
of the utmost Importance,"
" Who is it from, dear ?" nsked
"Motley���be   telegraphs   from the
bank.    Oh, I suppose it's some precious paper    that requires the Blgna- j
turo of  both partners.   However,     I !
mu**t go."
"Of course, dear," said Madgo, who
would have said the same thing if
lie had said exactly the contrary.
" You need not stay there long."
"I sliould think not," replied Philip.
It would  bo an extraordinary mut- I
ter that would keep mo out of home j
to-day,  Brooks,  fetch a hansom."
We were quiet for a while after
Philip left us; but we soon grew
merry again as our speculations as
to the cause of hts summons came to
an end. When we left the dining-
room Potter went up into the smoking-room. Horace mid Cicely, who
had forgiven each other for their Inst
quarrel, wandered into one drawing-
room, while Madge, Joan and I set- |
tied down in the other, tliut the
lovers might be affectionate with-
out feeling that they were making
themselves ridiculous,
There were mauy beautiful and In-
terestlng things to took at and talk j
about, and tbe time passed rapidly.
Madge was very happy and in high
spirits, for that morning she and her
husband had received an invitation
from the Right Honorable the Vis- !
count Teddington to spend the shooting season at Ids seat in Shropshire,
and this was another step upwards.
Wheu we were tired of looking at
things, we sat down in the luxurious
lounges and talked about old times,
and Madge theu seemed to forget all
about her grandeur,       call
ing up pleasant reminiscences
of       the       humble       life. But
she grew serious when Joan asked
her how she would like to return to
the old way of living.
"I don't thiuk 1 could live If I
woro poor," she said. "Oh, no ; I could
never reconcile myself to hardship
and privations."
It wns unpleasant to hear that;
but just theu our thoughts were
turned aside by the closing of a
door In the hull below.
"That Is Philip 1" cried Madge, with
sudden gladness, as sho sprang up.
A servant came in and presented a
card, on which a few words were
written in pencil below the name,
"Mrs. Motley," said Madge in as-
tonishmeut; "and she wishes particularly to see me. Do you mind
meeting her?"
We, of course, made no objection,
nnd Mrs. Motley was presently introduced.
She came across the room, after a
graceful inclination of her head, with
short, quick steps, her puffed-out
skirt swishing from sido to side behind her, nnd her stiff petticoat
rustling upon tbe carpet. Her lips
were very red, lier brows very black,
and her face perfectly colorless���a
^clous-looking face it always appeared to tne, though with a certain
kind of attractiveness, I admit. How
insignificant, made-up and affected a
little person she looked beside Madge
���so tall, so unassuming, so open-eyed
and' naturally beautiful 1 Perhaps 1
have made the same observation bofore ; but one could not see them together without drawing the comparison.
"My dear Mrs. Harlowe," she said,
"have you seen Mr. Motley?"
"No. He Is at the bank. My husband
has gone to see him there."
"I knew Mr. Motley intended to see
ti Im to-day; that Is why 1 thought
I might find him here. To tell you
the truth 1 am quite anxious about
Mr. Motley. Tbe doctor sent htm to
Brighton last week. He came home
last night. 1 saw him for the first
time tlds morning, and bis appearance absolutely alarmed me. May 1
ask how loug Mr. Harlowe has been
gone V"
"Quite an hour," said Madge, looking at her watch, "He intondded to
return nt once; 1 expect hlui every
"If It Is not Inconvenient, I will
stay till be comes. I mu positively
frightened," But despite tills assertion t-ihe felt Into ruptures the next
instant over some old Chelsea, and
then admired n piece of Sevres, and
then other objects of vcrtu wilh
Which  the  loom   wa** crowded.
"How I envy you!" she exclaimed;
"what a position yours Is! One hears
your name everywhere; there's not
a paper without some paragraph concerning you. You have reason to be
proud, Oli, by-the-bye, I run told
that you are to be Lord Teddlngtun's
visitor  In  September."
"We recetvod  tbe    invitation    this
morning," said Mndge.
"And of course you will go?"
"Wo know what an invitation from
Lady Toddingtoh means���you will be
presented next, season. Where will
your triumph stop?
It was hair an hour before Philip
came back, and during the whole of
that time Mrs. Motley did nothing
but glorify Madge's position, and
speculate on the brlllhnt career beforo her. It perplexed mc. I knew
that thero was venom concealed under this sweetness. Even Mndge, excited as she was by thlft flattery, began to be uneasy.
When Philip entered the room, her
anxiety on account of Mr. Motley's
health was suddenly renewed.
"Whnt is the matter, Mr. Harlowe?" she cried. "What has happened ty my poor husband ?"
Philip    did  not  answer for a   moment. He looked  steadily    at    Mrs.
Motley, and  I think   understood tier.
" I will    tell you as we   go downstairs," be said, offering his arm.
I saw a wicked gleam in her long,
narrow eyes, as if she were disappointed !u some cruel desire; but she
took his arm with what grace she
could ,and left the room. "Has anything Be-rioUS befallen Mr. Motley ? Is
ho really ill?" asked Madge, when
Philip returned.
"No, he ts well enough. You sliall
hear all about it to-morrow, dear-
it's a business affair; ar.d to-day we
devote to pleasure. Come, where nre
the lovers?"
He turned away quietly* nnd put on
a bright loo** that did not conceal
from me that he was unusually serious. But we all did our best to maid
the fete a success, and the day passed
nway. Wo broke up after the clock-
had struck twelve. As I was about
to leave Madge said���
" Will you post this tetter for me as
you pass the pillar box?   I forgot all
alKiut It, dear," she added, turning to
her  husband.   "It is  tbe letter you
wrote accepting Lord Tedding ton's invitation."
He took the letter, and said���
" I will write    another   to-mnrrow,
Madge���at once, perhaps.   Our fete Is
"Another letter!" exclaimed Madge.
" Yes;   we  must refuse the invitation, dear."
"Oh, Philip I  refuse it I   Why?"
" Because, dear, the firm of Motley
and Harlowe tins stopped payment."
Motley    nnd Harlowo hntl stopped
payment I   It wa.s a terrible shoe* to
alt of us; for littio as we   knew   of
financial matters, wo understood that
the stopping of a bank implies failure
in business, with disaster and ruin to
al! concerned In it.
We were speechless, our eyes fixed
ou Philip In blank dismay. His hand
trembled slightly J there was pity and
grave solicitude in bis pale face as he
looted at his young wife. He was
wondering, perhaps, how she would
receive this sudden announcement of
their downfall. I also wus anxious
for her; for she, having flown so high,
must suffer most by tlie overthrow.
Would she burst Into a passion of
tears as she realized thc humiliation
to which she must submit in relinquishing ber proud position In society? Would she jn suddeu anger
upbraid Philip for placing her In a
fool's paradise, for culpable neglect lu
a matter where her dignity and happiness were concerned ? Tliese were
the questions I as.tcd myself.
Sho was tho first to speari,. Going
to her husband's side and laying her
hand tenderly on his arm, she said���
" Philip, dear, how cau 1 help you ?"
Oh, I could have cried out "Bravo!"
wheu I heard the brave woman say
that. Philip was moved also. I saw a
tear fall down his cheek as he put his
arm about her, and looked fondly into
her face.
** You don't mean to say it's all up
with everything ?'* said Potter,
"It is not so bad as that," said
Philip, witn a short laugh. "1 believe
Motley will pull through the difficulty, but lie does not disguise the
fact that he may fail, aud* you see
we cannot accept any invitation witb
that danger hanging over us."
Madge shook her head.
"A business like that can't collapse
In a moment," said I'otter, wlio
seemed to feel himself particularly Ill-
used. "How long has it beeu going
wrong, Phil ?"
"I heard nothing until this morning."
"But Motley  must  have known it.
Of course you're not to blame.   But
1 should like to know what on earth
1 he's been staying    at Brighton    for
' tills last ever-so-long with affairs in
lu shaky condition? Hang it all I    1
j should hold bim  responsible if 1 were
you. You have  let him manage   the
| business and do  it all just    as     he
! pleases���1 should  make  liim    answer
j for it."
Philip took no more notice of Pot-
I ter thun he deserved; but seating
J Madge on a lounge, lie took a chair
i beside her, and said:
" Tbe bank lias been robbed .'"
"Bobbed I I thought so," cried Pot-
; ter; " the manager, of course. I never
\ did liko the look or that man. Motley
I ought to have employed sonic one to
; keep an eye on nim."
"He did/' said Philip, " and the man
��� he employed has committed tlie robbery���Burns,   Madge ;   you have seen
; him ?"
i I remember the pale, anxious young
man, We were an astonished, though
1 Potter, shrugging his shoulders, of-
; fected to see nothing more than be
I had expected.
"I do not understand the tecbnlcall-
| ties nor could   1   follow   all Motley's
, explanation, but briefly, this is what
��� happened.      Before going away Motley put stock Into the broker's bands
1 to lie sold during his absence,   Heavy
payments wero to tie made    In    connection    with tho    alterations going
on at tbe brewery on bis return, nnd
the money was to be paid in on the
ninth���to-morrow,      Uy some mlsup-
(Jcstandlng it   was paid In on    the
Sixth,       Yesterday    all    went on as
usual.     In the morning the   manager
thought tt advisable to telegraph to
Motley, letting 1dm  know that     the
money had  been   paid in  before date,
This   lie  did,   notwithstanding     that
Burns had,  according   to    his     own
statement,  telegraphed  at   the  time
��� of the money being paid. The manager suspected froiii Burns' -manner
that all wa- not right. Burns hud
not telegraphed. Unfortunately Motley was absent from his hotel yesterday ; be only got the telegram when
ho*returned late last night. Ue took
the first train this morning, and got
to the  batik   soon  after 7.  He   has
: the master key  of every  lock.  Let-
: ting himself In,  he went straight to
; tho strong  room   and    opened      the
safe. It was empty. Notes, gold, silver���everything was gone 1"
"How much should tliere have
been ?"
"Between ninety mid a hundred
thousaud founds."
(To bo Continued.)
Madame Adoltna Patti was seized
witli n sudden illness at Birmingham.
i So
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���  I'iior n Uvyt Of his OWn BOrd IjfOT,
! While a tipty lounger, without a hai,
I Wns Ip-iniiiu auahiM*. rl.e 61 lint*-!* n* ar.
! Tl.o t-alunn keener s wife fctntid in tiie   loer
; That opened into their living mum;
I T*n llitlrt ��� hibb-iti p'avo'l on the t! inr-,���*
: Outuidi was ia u and midnight gi n.
i "It i�� tiipe to clow Up," the  woman Haiti,
; Touohiut! h��*r husband on the ui-iii;*���
; ''Tie your hankerchit-f over i.i** Im.t,���
It in fully threw nrfl'-fl to hi** firm '*
I ''And what if it in t" tho man ropHed,
"We'll aot there nafely, never yoo fear."
I "Have ant'tb-tr drink, 'torn '!" Then he n-M
ed  a.id* ���
' "Hu w ll t-hingle our   hotue   to-night, my
all our Nt
nearly  all  our  i\e\v   Fall and Winter stuffs in Stock
1 purchase without first taking a look  through  our
We  have
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We mean to do the business this fall and have marked the goods
ito sell. Drop ill anyhow, when in Nanaimo. We will be more than
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49 Commercial Stuket.      SLOAN & SCOTT. Nanaimo, B. C.
r~  ~
Tuesiay, Nov. S, 1895,
The Weekly   Coltimbi.lt)   has   kindly
noticed the struggle to j^ei (he Travel! *
intf Dairy and in ils hist number snys: !
���'Every one \VJI| rejoice with ihe Comnx l
-' (Weekly) News in i'**. present thanks
" K'vlnK dut ������*e  Travelling   Dairy is',
Thfl womtn turned with a hoti-Mek ���o,d, |
An Tom thew u dnllm* uii-m ->!*-- bur;���
Once mute her hnolmuil H'M tho hnwl,
in whioh heart*- and fiirtumw eunkeo aro.
"Tnat paVH for the ah-iutjlet, wif.*," he saiil. i
PiKhiri; the monoy into thn till ;���
-'H-areV a good uttony blink* to t-k-ar yonr
Come, Tom, brace up. and driuh yonr lill ' '
Tom emptied tbo pi a-m in a hnlf d-i/'-d  wiv.
With airuiit;o thoughts rushing through  hit- ,
Ue mn-'eil on tbo ohildren at their play
And rei-led out into tlio ui-zht and ram.
Manufacturers of Handmade  Sand   Stock   Bricks.
Spcrial   I'iiiti'ins   Now   Dn   Hand   Km* Chimney
Meads,  Cornices   Etc
When Tnin reached home bia  aoul was re- !
tie had Htniuidod hard throuuh   the   long, I
dark nigttt-
. .    . i But at laat wheu dfewnod the rosv morn,
coming that way.   A short time ngo | He kuw he vu InMtw ()f th(J ft*ut<
it appeared ns if this exceedmglv use. j
A month or aiv week-t had pawtrd away,
And ouo day, Ton* drove through the town ;
Whon a well-known voice rating out, "Good* I
"Wnv. where in tbe world have you beei, 1
Tom Brow n?
And what aro yoo il it-i/ this Htio wflaMw- ?  ,
Come In, or*m<- in," iho t-ahion-kei'pH*, iiuid.
"An ' wc'I hn-'e ar��i>aing drink  ono hor��� '
But Turn Bro-vQ lirmly aln-ok hi*** iio.nl.
ful   and   bcmficcnt  institution   wa***
trnvellihg   in   an   orbit   that   would
not bring ir   even   within telescopic
view   of  Comox,   and a   gloom sei
tied down upon that flourishing dis-
1 trict that threatened   for  a   time to
' obscure the milkv way.   x   x   x    x
' However the orbit was changed an**!
* now tbe Comox sky   is   clear  once
' more und THK  \i:\\>' celebrates the
��� achievement in this enthusiasm; way:
' "(Here follows our editorial) it then
1 continues:
' All's well that ends well. It would
' hive been un unpardonable piece of
1 business to give Comox the "^o by"
1 with the "Travelling Dairy," more
1 especially as the community is, cvi- ;
1 dently, just the wide-awake sort oi j
1 one that will appreciate and profit j
1 by the valuable practical bints thus j
1 conveyed."
R. CREECH,  Prep.
UN 10 V Baksry
Rest of Bread, Cakes  and
l'ies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart  wi
Riverside Hotels
Courtenay* B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
With tbe whip trie hor-iei Hanka ho ti lights, |
Ami turns them into tli*? hommvard mail,
OUuriina with  prule   ut  tbu   lumber  uod ���
Tbat umltH a mnst at,t ran tive 'nad.
I'bu   salnoa-ktoptir'-i   auille  uhati-fed   to   a {
frnwn j
As Turn Innktui hack and naid wiih a bow��� ;
������You've ent your Itust copper  uf  Tbomaa j
He's raining and shingling his own lionet* :
Last week we had an editorial entL |
tied, Household Labors, wherein we er. |
deavoured to show that by greater \
simplicity of livinj,', and labor saving !
devices, the drudyery of housekeeping
might be in a considerable ine.i-uri
avoided. Believing this is a mutter of
vital importance we have requested cer
tain ladies to address short letters to
Thf. NkWS Rtvinx their own views upon the subject, some of which letters
have reached u* in season fur this week's
issue. Thev ure well written, thought*
ful article*., and will, wc feel .sure, attract
a k��*k1 deal of attention. We .shall be
jjlad to he?r from any lady upon the
subject and hope in this way to create
something of a movement lor ihe cman
ci pat ion of women from the thraldom
of household slavery. The performance
of household duties within a#reasonable
limit should be a woman's delight, but
matters should be sn atianyed as not
to absorb so much of her time ancl
energies, as tbey now du in tbe
majority of cases.
De.ir  Mr,TCd��tor:   Vou are certainly ;
emitted to the thanks ofthe ladies for cal I
linn attention to the burdens which fall !
verv heavily npon  housekeepei s, and for j
suggestions  looking  to relief.    Nothing
could suit us better than  less wnrk in the ���
kitchen, much of which is mere drudgerv,
mid if we could get the encouragement of j
the nun there  might be formed a  better
way than we 'ire now pursuing. , For my ,
self 1 get so tired  by my work  that I   do
i not feel  like reirhng beyond ibe news'
, and ill can find time to read that itis about ;
! a'l I aspire  to.    1 am  aware that this is
I not as it should be ancl ihai I ought to !
i have time fnr social duties nnd  rccrea*
j tion; but then I  am  full of work  from
j morning until night, and nne day is very
! much like another.   Of cour.-e cooking is
i but a pan nf housekeeping bin it demands
j a good deal of time ancl intention,    If ��e !
could do away  wiih all  pasirv, and lhe
; men would be content, it would bea gre.it |
i relief.    Why should nol a breakfast with |
[ boiled eg^s, colfee, brcad,fruit sauce, and t
i rolled  oats be  sulfic-nt?     For a dinner, j
! meat, boiled pouioes, bread and butter, ���
| fruit, nuts, and lea or colfee, would   ans* |
wer.    Tor supper, bread, butter, tea, fruit ���
sauce, cheese and orange* mi��hi meet the j
requirement.    A change of fruit, nuts
J and meal could easily be made, so as to I
] give a liltle vaih-ty.   Such a menu could '
be easily prepared am! would   make  but ;
j a little draft on our time.   Then if the
bouse could be warmed with one fire.ont .
j side ofkitchen range, requiring but  little |
1 attention and creating but litt'e dust  it I
j would be .mother step toward llie ligbi. \
n saving three fourths of the tim
The modern stand
ard   Family Medicine :   Cures   the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
Courtenay and Coniox
day, and Fridays.
be  a
Aclderton St Rowbotham, Prop
Kkkps a  full  llm: of
Gurnsey Tilclen
Stoves, everywhere famous,
I'lest of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
an & ��M St, Jam��� SI.
To order
 I AND   lior-'.;
'.I.I.   KINDS  OF
ving tiik"-*) iliis liousc, except llu
i.-?.-'. hit I'ur ShJu|>l,.-rt.
>ecl ill Kuui-Liiii'td.
'n.niiit Unlivery.   Pai
bar.  1 shall  be pleased l
patronage of the public.
Hoard per week. ���- $5.
Single meals ��� -5 ce.-t<*.
T. |. I'iercy
Ix'aniimn Saw Mill,
 1   'Nil
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
"My hope for the human race is bright j t0 bl\ JJj ���n' t0h0Vhe7occVpaVions"outside I
I of the bouse is hardly rea-ionable.     But I
if one fourth of our time could ihu
j saved to ourselves so tint u*e could have
I it in which to do as we please, it  would
* be ample and I'm nol sure but that would I
; be practicable   This would require equal !
! economy and labor saving in  all other *
I household department!}.    For me I'm go
I ing to trv it, Mr. K lilnr, and will perhaps
let you know the result.
Mary Jonas
A. HASLAM, Pro],
(I*. 0. Dmw-r X.  Ti'loplione Call, Ml
H*3** A complete stock nf Rniij-h nnil
Dressed Luinbe**' alivuys dn  htiiui.   Also
Shingles, Inths, I'icltets, Doors, Win
(lows nnd Winds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawini*, Turning, .md all kinds
of wood liiii:,liiu;' furnished.
Cedar.   White Pine.   Redwood.
Society     Cards
1.0. 0. !���'., No .11
Union Saw Mi.I.
JrT~j~)l~ l~
Lowest CASH Price
.1. C. FULTON.
Kinds of Rough and
:d lumber always on
ine! delivered ut short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
:ind cedar.
as the morning star, for a glory is com-
ing t�� man such as thc most inspired
tongue of prnph"ls and of poets has never been able to describe. The gate of
human opportunity 's turning on its hinges, and thc light is breaking through its
chinks; possibilities are opening, and hu
man nature is pushing forward toward
Union L'dge, I. O. O. F., meets every
be ] Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth- !
I'cti cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Anthony, R, S,
"What marriage may be In the case of
two persons of cultivated faculties, idenii
ral in opinions am! purposes, between
whom exists that best kind of equality���
similarity of powers and capacities, with
reciprocal superiority in them���so that
each can enjoy the pleasure of looking
up to the other, and can have ahernaiely
the pleasure of leading and ol being led
in the path of development, I will uot at
tempt to describe. To those who can
conceive it there is no need ; to those
who cannot, it would appear the dream
of an enthusiast. Hut I maintain, with
the profottndest conviction, that this and
this only, is thc ideal of marriage, and
th it all opinions, customs and institutions
which favor any other notion of it, or
turn the conceptions or aspirations con
nectcd it into any other direction, by
whatever pretences they may be coloured
are relics of primitive barbarism, The
moral regeneration of mankind will only
commence when the most fundamental
ill social relations is placed under the
rule of equal justice, and when human
beings learn to cultivate their, strongest
sympathy with an equal in rights and (
iut\iVation',--John Stuart Mill,
AH persons driving over thc wharf or1
j oridges in Comox district faster ihan a !
j walk,  will   be prosecuted   according to j
la iv,
S. Creech,
Guv, Agent.
Hiram l.ooge No 14 A.K .& A.M.,H.C.I*
Courtenay 11. C,
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Mr, M. Kellv of Tacoma and W. C
Pierce of the Elite Studio, Nanaimo, will
stop at Union with a Photo lent for a
short time.    .
All parlies wishing Photo's taken should
call early, as we shall not stop over, one
Cloudy days preferred for sittings.
J. A. Cashew
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
O. f'.. meet in theil lodge room over
McPhee's aore, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p, in. Visiting brethren
cordiallv invited to attend.
J. M. Fultnn, Sec.
Cumberland  Encampment.
No. !>, I. 0. 0. F.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wednescays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. in. Visiting
Brethren cordiallv invited to attend.
Win. Anthony, Scribe.
Esquimalt und Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
K p. lookb, master.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN wjll sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY POUTS as imswingcira
and freight amy ort'er
Les.,eVictoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
"  Nanuimo for Comox, WedlitMtlity, * n. m
Lonvo Comtix for Nnimlnio,      Fridays, 7 a.m.
"      Nur-alolo ror Vicioria    Saturday, 7 U..U1
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and
hand and delivered
lime on
at short
R.Grant & l. Mounce, Propr*.
JfclrsOfi Camp Nn, 44. of ibe  Cnnndiiitl
Order of thr. Woodmen (if tlie  Wnrld
1 meets    every     nther     Monday     even
' mjr   at 8 pin.   Visiiini! neighbours cor-
1 difilly invited to attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary,
Miss BB. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand I
and Typewriting
I tm prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C.
*,in have free use of Typewriter
und Piano for practice. s,
) \
Mr. Simon Leiser was up last week.
I.a vyer Potts returned to Nanaimo on
Mr. A. 1). Williams,  Mr.  John. Will
lams, anct Mr. p. McD. Hunter and wife
'  left l-'iiday for Wm.iur.o.
1. li. L. Vucdun.ild and Charles McKay \\ift for Nelson FritUy.
Mrs. Piket went over to her Denman
Island ranch Friday morning.
1). McKay, tr.ivellin*:j ayent for Smart
& Co., of Uranifurtl was in town We-sines
day and Thursday.
Mr. A. A. Divisof tbe Nanaimo cigHr
factory paid the town a visit Wednesday.
Alex. McGregor, brother of N. McGregor of Grant & McGregor cume up
Wednesday, returning Friday.
W. C. Pierce ot the Elite Studio left
Friday for California, having received a
teleitrap'ii*: dispatch of the serums illness
of bis sister.
Hosi'tTM. Trainkh NUKSK is at liber
ertytrt underiake all kinds of nursing
Mrs. J. Robinson
cor.  Second St. and Wiiulemerc Ave.
The opening concert of the concen- |
lecture emirse lasl Thursday was ;i nian- i
niticeni success.   The church wu* . lied I
n   overflowing.    Rev.   Mr. Sutherland j
presided,   enlivening   the   evening  with {
pleasant rennrks, as he introduced those j
who look part,    The pr'.^raiinne as pub
lUhed last week w.,s substantially carried I
out, llie addition being a pleasant speech
by the Hev. Mr. Matheson.   A plea-suit
fn.iture was the asv.stance given  by the]
Presbyterian choir.    Iloih choirs acquit*
led themselves ,*��(��st creditably.   In fact
there were no weak parts.
The next entertainment in the course
���will be given by the Rev. Mr. Baer of]
Vancouver who has a tine reputation as a
speiker. He will exhibit views ol"scenery
iu IJrttish Columbia, anct has for ihe pur*
p >se a povverlul instrument. Last summer he gave his illustrated lecture to
crowded houses in Ontario.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
j I have opened a Harness
! Shop in building corner 3rd st
land Dui'smuir Ave, Union,
opposite to the The Nkws,
where i will keep in stock and
make to order all kinds ol' harnesses and everything in my
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, aud carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
is respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
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Agent, tor the Alliance Firo
*      Insurance Company ot Lon
don   and   ttia  Pnoenlx of
Ascent (or the Provincial
Building and Loan Assoeiation of Toronto	
Union, B C.
Union Mines
I Furniture    St or re
\   Full Une of Everything ���*'
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,  and  our
Celebrated ,    ,,,,
woven wirt:
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Persons using llie mules und horses of
the Union Colliery   Co. without permission wiil be prosecuted according to law.
f. D. Litlle, Supt.
W.   CHENEY  &  CO.
Will handle all kinds of g:cds,
inr tiding
Farmers Produce
Give us a call
One mile and a half from Union: con
tains 160 acre*, antl will lie dispoictl uf ai
a low Iiy ure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
Any person or persons destroying or j y
withholding ihc hei;'mil barrels of the ! s
Union Lire .very Company Ltd of Nanai* i *q
ni >, will hi! prosecuted.   A liberal reward j V
will be paid for  mlorm-uion  leading  to h
conviction. i 0
\V.  E. Norris, Sec'v
Otftcu Uocm i. Mol'h'-'i! St Munro h'.it'g ami nt
NAN..1MCI. It. 0,
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On Fridays, Saturdiiyn a:id Sundays
Ituttu-n Tlckuta wiil h'.1 ieumui berM'unti nil
ptlint s foi* u fni*o ami a lymrtcr, w-'otl for re-
(.urntjut hitov thnn Sir-nlay,
rtfilurn Tickets lor one uml a half ordiimry
fare mi'iy he  piiieliui'eir dully tti nil point*.
good for seven days, includljig1 tiny o( isauu
No Rot am TlckotB it-iiud fnr �� faro nnd
r-nartcr whoro the sloglu fm*o is twimty-flv
Tlir.Hixli ratoa betaveen Vietoriaandrntunx
Ml)antra aadCoiniriutattoilTiukcitscai) boob
UiuedotiitpjtlicaUoa to Ticket .\u.'iit.. Viotoi-in
Dttooaiv-i and Xonaiino Btulibnu,
Pro-idi���pr. Oen'l Hujii
H. K.l'HKm,
fttiii. Ft'ttiiffhl and PrnwentrOr Aort.
F. J, Theobald.
\Yeconciuct every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   iiicludinpU
Einbitlming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
In Separate
wc keep
RGOBd Hand
Grant dt McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Snrsapnralln, Olitimpngnc Cider, Iron PhoEptntos and EympB.
Eott'.er  of BiCeieut Brands of   Iiasar E'jev,  bttum Beor and Porter
Agoni tor tho Union Brewery Cninpany,
I Inve iti.ive' in;o my nc v simp on
First St. next to the Customs oft'ee, where
1 iim preji.ir'il Ui iivtnufacture .mil repair
all kimls of men's, women's, aiul diiklreu's
shoes,   tlive m* a call.
Nelson Parks.
I will receive teml'TS in writing up to
noun of Thursday, Nov, '/tli. 1895 for the |
purchase of the I), mkey Kn^ine ulciI inj
tin: construction of thc dyke between
Courtenay and Comox. The engine can
l.e seen at my place. Particulars can be
obtained by calling on Mr. K. Grtiliam,
of Courtenay or Mr. Hugh Stewart of
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
R. ('.rant.
W.H Davidson,
Honse and Sign Painter
Paper-Hanging, Kaliomining
and  Decorating.
All orcler-3 Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar   and   Fruit   Store
2*id  and Dunsmuir Ava.
now ready kok the reception of
(wests, Firstclass accommodation
vou thk.travki.untl public. rates
reduced to  uhici.ar  boariiers
"HKALTH ACT,   1893."
Notice is hereby given mat "An Act
respecting lhe Public Health" is now 111
force, anil that under the provisions cf
the said Act Alfred T. Watt, of the City
of Victoria, Esquire, M.I), has been appointed Secretary of The Provincial
Hoard of health.
���   Provincial Huerelnry,
Provincial Secretary's On*���.
2HI1 September. I8U.1.
By the month, $25.
By  the  woek,   $6.
Single meals, 60 cts.
Tickets  for   21    meals,  {'500
Cumberland Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bur
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tallies
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following Bicycles-
H. P. Davis of'I'oronto
English Wheels, Bcaston, 'lumber,
Rudge, New Howe and Whltwortb. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount j
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Great Reduction h, Prices.    ]
9caa;e ana Livery
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rrtes Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Bone,  ,',
"of Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
 :J~~r~\l~J~ i ���
���mSTZOiST, 33. c.
I presume we hare nsorl over
, one hundred bottles of Piso's
Oure for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advisiug others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is tho
I ever used.���\Y. C. Miltenbergbr, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump-
tion, and never have any com- ""
glaints.���E. Shorht, Postmaster,       ,u���
horey, Kausas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  ��JSn,:
G-TJNS!        Q-LTIN" Or JJ l**J"S'
My Stock for 1895 is now arriving and  when complete   will
be the largest in the Province.
Winchester and Marlin Rifles
in every calibre made.
Grei ner. Tlsdall, VV. Richarrl��
and   Clabrough  Shot  Guns.
Rdnnd'ti)!  'onls, Game bans,
Cartridges, Powder and Shot.
by Bennell Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
Full Catalogue now out
CHAS.    E.    TISDALL,   Vancouver.
(o     o|olo|o|olo|i
Watchmaker and thweler
General worker In Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Office and Wbrks   ^RJJS* nm j
v**-:o*:r 3. a.
H, A. Simpson
Barristers Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
3*TJU!FSB:l*MEO,   b.   c.
Drs. Lawrence & Westwood.   j
Physicians and Surgeons.
Courteimy mI tliu Hay will bo vlaitp'1 ever)
Wednesday afliTitotni for tbe purpose of cod
Put. tints ni 11 dlHtanco will raceivo onrly at.
LouLlon uu reeulpl prtoIepholie'fneiBHgQ*
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Stioot      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures the finest cigars an
employes none but white lalwr.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when vou can obtain a SUPERIOR ART!.
':i,k foi the same money
Tho farniar who "holds [or ;i rise'1
do?**; rot always get It. He io-jcs a
double Interest, for tlie farmer who
has money in hand can nave twice
the legal Interest by buying all Ids
needed winter supplies iu buik and
paying cash for thom. After stock
Im ready for market there id a probability that thu added cost of feeding
will often any increase iu value.
New Zealand flax Ls cut chiefly from
tiie swamps- mare-hee and river banks.
It has been imported to thiu country
in targe quantities, but it u claimed
that it can be succesGtlully raised ia j
California. If so, improved machinery will .s'.io.i make; an article much
superior than that uow obtained
from It.
The- simplest and cheapest method
of making sure of a good fence post
is v> fell tlie treo while in lull leaf l
in thc summer aud let it soason with
leaves and branches on until tbe iaU.
and then cut, up aad use, Made iu !
this way, posts will greatly outlast
those made from winter telieu trees.
our forefathers were content id and
happy, because it (required less to
make them so. There was le-i.s debt,
worry- anxiety and j-aluu>y, because
tlie temptation to spend aud to have
was less; and yet, although many of
the farmer's fancied needs of to-day
are uo more than wants, he lives
upon a higher social and educational
piano, and would he unwilling to go
bark to "the good old times.'*
Farm hinds are rateuat less value
than formerly, because, mapecuniafy
point of view, the profession of the
farmer seems to grow less and less
profitable. This is due in part to
the fact that the In-jid has become
less fertile. The majority con not
grasp the question of fertilization intelligently yet, but they will; at
least tbe story of Hod and clover.
A    weat:    solution    of      copperas,
sprinkled upon    cabbage plants,  will
rid them of the worm, but a solution
of pine tar Is preferable.  Make it in j
quantity Ln a tight barrel. As to the i
proportion, it does not matter much,
for thc  water wilt take up   just   so i
mueh of the tar, and no more.
Good   roads   and   good   fences   are
proofs Indubitable oi   prosperity, and ���
nothing so increases or maintains the
Value of real estate.   It is almost to :
be wondered at that the fanner will i
ever want to be compelled to   take
this step���a step which will often Increase the value of Ids swampy acres
a hundred fold,
Tlie actual  value of stable manure j
I...1,.     In     ........ +....     'I.....    +1,,.     ��n Inn
a whole is greater than the value
of its constituents. Tiie same, in a
commercial form, would not have the
beneficial mechanical action that the
manure has ln loosening the tough
clay soils, and in compacting lighter
sandy oues. Either green manuring or
Htablo deposits should supplement the
me of commercial fertilizers always.
The fifty million bushels of wheat
fed to hogs the past season proved a
profitable experiment, ln that it produced better meat than all coru fat
hogs, It is better for the hog, ia
variety oi feed and quality of growth,
aud for the production oi lean meat,
A liberal feeding of oil meal to
swine is as profitable and necessary
as when fed to other stock. Especially
when fed upon dry corn do tliey become feverish and constipated, and
need just sueh relief as the meal will
give. Many contend that to this is I
due the stoppage oi the great ravages j
ol hog cholera.
Any good, thrifty shout will feed
himself iu the woods from June to j
November, if it bean average woods,
and by the middle oi December can be j
fed up to liUO pounds, which is quite ;
heavy enough for tbe production of '
good bacon. -Neither does he need to I
>e a "razor back" to thus thrive upon I
inch fare,
In no breed of hogs has there been j
us marked au Improvement as iu the |
Tolaud China.    This is probably ac- i
counted for by the fact that so many
are engaged In breeding tliis variety i
of porker.    Tlie competition  iu    tlie
show ring has brought about sueh a
degroe of excellence that the Poland
China is really a thing of beauty and :
a financial joy.
Thero is  a constantly  growing  di- *
vergence    between   tlio old   slipshod
methods of growing hogs*, which may :
have been profitable In   their   time,
and the remunerative methods of the
present day under    hot    competition
and upon the highest priced lauds, In ;
the best agricultural  States  of    tho ;
Until pigs are six or eight months
old there should Ih; no other thought
In connection with tlie raising of them
than how to make them grow. Any ,
surplus fat at this time is in the way.
They must first! have developed bono
and muscle, size and a good constitution, and this development should 1��
regular and even; no enthusiasm by
Scour.-; lu young pigs Is tlie most
COfltly of all ailments to the farmer's
poekett and is apt to go through a
litter. It stunts growth permanently- and one thus affected will
never make the pig it otherwise
would. This cau be avoided only by
���areiully feeding the dam, feeding
ier regularly and tho right thing.
While we bave the best hogs in the
world, wo    market too many large, j
heavy  ones,  which give    less    profit
than whon younger ; and  the small, j
plump hams Ot LO to 16 pounds nre
most in demand, and encourage the [
uso of  pork,  While no onu wants  to j
buy a 30-pound ham, even if it be a
cent  or  tWO  c'hf.-iper.
When the horse's stomach ceases
to digest, one of two things usually
takes placo���either the food remains
unchanged or It ferments. In the ;
one case the horso Is probably foundered; in the other he lias code. It
ts hard to understand how undigested
food diseases the feet, but it" does.
Colic may be escaped if water is withheld.
Heavy draft horses are much autre
often subject to colic than light, fast.
working horPOfl; In fact, the latter
are little liable. This i.. accounted for
In   the fact  that   tho   work   liorse    is
long in the harness, and comes home
eager for hi.** feed, and this is generally given him in great abundance
and it is eaten too fast. The preventive ts self suggested.
It is said that there nre more blind
horses In America than in any other
country, and these are found chiefly
where they are stabled and highly
fed for the purpose of fattening,
Blindness seems to bear a sympathetic relation, we thus see, with
Indigestion. Another serious source Is
from the bad, unwholesome stables
in the cities.
As an athlete undergoes training*
for his work, so with equal care tlio
farm work horses should be groomed
and exercised through the winter,
and tliey may be in the finest working condition when the working
season arrives. Then they can do
everything of which u horse is
capable  without strain or injury.
From all over the country the reports are that but few colts are
raised this year, and that few mares
are bred, even with the present great
shortage in the best class of horses;
aad many who have bred, have bred
to cheap stallions, because they
were cheap, to raise more cheap
Though common horses' will no
longer pay, farmers cannot seem to
get their courage up to make the
effort to breed high class horses. The
range of prices between the ordinary
hor.**e and the best Is growing wider.
The medium nnd smaller horses are
growing cheaper simply because no
one wants them.
Three times a,s many horses as were
used in tho street cars are now used
iu thc increased wagon traffic in every
city, as the natural growth of commercial Interests. More wagons, better wagons and larger wagons all require better teams now than ever be-
The small farmer should produce tin*
best horses, as he is better prepared
to carefully mature the two or three
colts constantly under his care, and
by handling them constantly they are
educated to ".vork ; but most do not
appreciate their advantage ; they
ia.se the -scrub, aud let the larger
dealers raise those in which are the
most money.
Know more about the horse's foot
ona its care, and keep it out of the
hands of the bungling blacksmith.
Study how to tend aud Shape the hoo.
oi the colt. A fine bodied animal may
have a bungling gait or a luck oi
endurance from bad feet, and it is1 too
o.ten all tho owner's fault.
Let tlie brood mare be as near a
Oi-uftel -as possible in some respect;
then, if the samo rule is ohserved in
selecting the sire, not forgetting their
lomcestry- you may expect a colt
which will ray lor his raising, but
not otherwise. An old hack will not
do for a brood mare, be the sire what
he will.
The time (or marketing ducks depends upou the breed. A Pekin will be
na mature at uiuo weeks as will u
Rouen at lli. They should be partly
leathered out before taken to market,
but the second crop not allowed to
Btart, as they will be lull of pin feathers, and somewhat off, la condition.
It ia said that when a flock gets
into the habit oi egg eating a supply
oi china eggs will break it up, if they
have not been used to them. Placed
ln the nests and upon the floor, the
hens will become disgusted witli their
attempts; will soou give it up, and
not outer ward try it upon good eggs.
Sell off every cock upon which you
set no Bpecial value; you have no
further use for them, and it certainly docs not pay to keep them.
Allowing them to run with the pullets has nothing to do with early laving, and more than enough male company Is a nuisance at any time in the
poultry yard.
Especially while the weather Is
warm the food should not bo too
stimulating; a ration suited for thc
development of bone and muscle Is
better. Above all, do not try to
stimulate egg producing by feeding
condiments, lor unnatural stimulants
aro as bad for tlio flocks as for the
Markejt gardener^ and dairymen are
particularly well situated to permit
of tlielr handling poultry with profit.
The former have spare time lu winter, and their painstaking will count
for much; tho latter go among the
best customers In the towns every
day, and can boou establish a stated
A pond or stream Is not necessary
to geese, as they will do quite as well
upon good, dry pasture, provided they
nro furnished plenty of clean drinking
water; but tho fact yet remains that
IU there i-9 water, with is accompanying vegetation, they will procure a
large part of their sustenance from
The majority of failures lu trying
to keep a largo number of chickens
on the farm is caused by allowing
them to run together in largo flocks
during the day, and to crowd in large
numbers together on the roosts.
Crowding, bad ventilation and un-
CleauUnOSS are the causes of loss, almost wholly.
Forced on high feeding,     with   tlie
same amount of feed a pound or flesh,
it was found that with a lot of chicks
and young  ducklings, with  the for- j
mor a growth was made to 1-1 ounces; I
with   the   latter,  ill*  ounces,   at  five
weeks old.  At nine  weeks  the ratio j
HtdOd at .12 and 12. As a feeder, the i
duck ns few equals.
Nerviline���nerve pain cure���is a
positive and an almost instantaneous
remedy for external, internal, or looul
pains. The most active remedy
hitherto known falls short of Nerviline for potent power in the relief of
nerve pain.   A trial will demonstrate.
Rev, Anna Shaw says there is going
to be a new man worthy of the new
woman, no longer the jtrey of drinking, smoking or the latest fashion In
neckties, receiving a larger salary for
playing ball than he could as a minister, but a man always a strong moral
force in the community, playing ball
for recreation, and tn every way
fitted to walk through the world of
temptations with a serene and unfaltering step.
SAVED MUGS 8UFFERIN&.'w^ A^D  humor,   issue no. 42 isqsT
Rev. Father Butler's Interesting
Suffered Froaiau Abaci l�� tbe Side iVhii
Ur. Williama' pink flit, turuj art
Other Rledleluea Fall.
(Caledonia, X.
Gold Hunter..i
Faith leada many ti> believe, yet
tvlien one has experienced anything
ami has reason tit rejoice, it is far
stronger proof than faith without
reasonable proof. .About four inllea
from i aledonia,   along   a   pleasant
road, passing by ni rous farms, lives
Hev. T. J. Butler, the parish prieBt
of   this   district.     Ueports   having
come    to    the   ears of our reporter
about a  wonderful cure effected    by
Dr. Williams' I'ink l'llla., he called ou
Mr. llutler    ti>   seek  information  "n
the subject,    Mr.    Butler    tipuke    in
very high terms of the  i'iuk  fills, and
said thuy had saved him untold suf-
fering, and perhaps saved    his    llie.
Tlie reverend gentleman felt a little,
hesitancy    at   giving a public testimonial at first, but    after    our    reporter remarked    that if    one    was
really    grateful    for    a    remarkable
I cun:. he thought it wa.s his duty to
j give it publicity for humanity's sake,
I he cheerfully consented,   ills story in
j his own words is as follows:   "1 was
led to take I'iuk Tills through reading
[ the testimonials    in    tlie papers,     i
! was troubled with an abscess iu my
' Side and    had    tried  many  different
' medicines without avail,   i took ined-
i ieal advice on  the subject, and   was
j told 1 would have    to  undergo    an
J operation to    cure it, which    would
j cost me aliout $100.    At last 1    de-
Ici'iained to try I'ink  Tills, but witli-
I out a great feeling of faith  of tlielr
curing me.    One box helped me, and
I I  resolved  to  take  a   three   months'
course and give them a fair trial.    I
did so, aud to-day  I am completely
I cured of    the    abscess    in my    sido
; through using I'ink 'Tills, aud ]     nl-
i ways recommend friends of mine   to
use Tink  Tills    for diseases    of    tlio
blood." As    Father    Butler    is    well
known throughout   this   county, his
statement is a clincher to thc many
wonderful testimonials that have appeared iu the Gold Hunter from time
to time,    tin enquiring at the stores
of ,1. E.  dishing nnil N, F.  Douglas,
it way found that Tink I'ills have a
sale second to none.    Mr. ('ashing, on
being asked if ho kuew of any cures
effected by thom, replied that ho had
heard   a   great muny personally say
Tink Tills had helped them wonderfully,    ir given a lair and   thorough
trial I'ink i'ills aro a certain euro for
all diseases of tho liiood and nerves,
such as    rheumatism, neuralgia, partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St.
Vitus' dance, nervous headache, nervous prostration and thu tired feeling
therefrom, tlie   aftor effects    ol    la
grippe, diseases depending on humors
in tho blood, such as scrofula, chronic
erysipelas, etc.    I'ink    I'ills   give   a
healthy giow to palo and sallow complexions, and aro a specific ior  tho
troubles peculiar to the   female system, and  in  the case  of  men     they
effect a radical euro in all cases arising from mental worry, overwork, or
excesses of any nature.    Kohl by all
dealers or    sent    by mail, postpaid,
at 50 cents a box or six  boxes for
1-12.50, by    addressing    the    Dr. Williams' Medicine Company,   Brockville,
Out., or Schenectady, N. Y.    liowaro
of imitntions and substitutes alleged
to lie " just as good."
When ladies go to buy a dress in
Japan they tell thu shopkeeper tlielr
ago, and if they are married or not,
because there are special designs for
the single and double relntlons of
life, na well as lor ages. The consequence of this painful custom ls you
can tell the ago of every lady you
meet, and know whether sho Is married, precisely as though she were labeled, or you were a census taker.
"Hut evil   i.-,  wrought  by     want    of
As well  as want of heart.
By want of thought mothers allow
daughters to become frail and puny.
Over-study in girls Induces uterine
disorders and weaknesses, and blights
their future happiness ns wives and
mothers. Joined to proper hygienic
care, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription ts a priceless remedy in such
ailments, its value becoming even
more apparent every year. Using it,
the wan, debilitated school girl gains
color, flesh anil spirits, losing those
deathly headaches, tormenting backaches, languor, dejection and other
symptoms of functional Irregularities
and nervous debility, It never harms
thc most delicate girl.
Ibihoi'tsilnle,   Huntingdon   Co.,   I':i.
World's Dispensary  .Medical    Association :
(ientloinen.--] cannot sufficiently express to you my gratitude for ihc
benefit your medicine has conferred
upon my daughter. Of lato she hns
suffered no pain whatever, it is
simply marvellous, Vou hnve Just
reason to call It your "Favorite Prescription." nnd to stake your reputation as a physician on It. A favorite prescription It Is, indeed, to you
nnd to thousands in this land, and
I believe will be to suffering women
the world over. Yours gratefully,
Thomas Thlrlwell.
Asthma cured by newly discovered
treatment. Pamphlet, testimonials
and references free. Address World's
Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. T.
There Is a great deal of wasted
horror over stories of tracking criminals by bloodhounds lu the southern
marshes. It Is Just possible that
sonic of these nnimals might attack a
human being, but your real Southern
bloodhound is about ns ferocious as
a sheep. Ills value lies lu his keen
scent which enables him to lead pursuers to thc fugitives' lair.
"1  see ioel  huve a  gla.-.s  eye, Tat."
! "Yes, yer 'unuer; but it's a swindle,
j sir.   1 can't  see nothing out of  it."
Madge���1 remember   a   few    years
ago  that she was    seeking a hero.
Uorjorie���She's   got    bravely     over
that.   She's now on the lookout for
a fool with plenty of money.
"Vou didn't care to kiss lier 7 And
why not?"  "Weil, you see, she's an
heiress, and   1 was afraid  that  If   1
pursed my lips she would suspect that
1 was thinking   about her    money."
lie (feeling  his way to a    knowledge of    her    accomplishments!���Can
you darn  stockings,  Arabella'.'    She
i (with distant frigidity)-! don't    expect to marry a man who  needs to
wear   dnrncd   stockings.���Illustrated
1    There is always something to oc-
i eupy u girl's mind. When she discovers Santa Claus is a farce she begins
to lielieve In love.���Atchison (Ilobe.
"There goes young Vun Dooble over
there. Did you hear that he tried lo
blow out hW brains when the heiress
refused him?" "No; did he succeed'.'"
"They don't know."
An Irish newspaper once said, In
niinoilnuing an accident: "Our feilow-
townsmnii, Mr. Hooligan, fell out of
the second story window yesterday
and broke his neck uml suffered Inter*
mil Injuries. Ills friends will lie glad
to  know   thut the  latter    nre    not
Many a mnn has married the flower of the family only to be glud to
get baker's bread, after all.
A St. Lonls girl wrote: Don t
iihnle to be thar." Her Kansns City
beau replied: "I will be thar; thercs
no sueh word as phalc."
Judge B fell down a flight of'stairs,
recording his pnssage in a bump on
every stair until he reached the bottom. A servant ran to Ids assistance, and raising hlin up, snid: "1
hope your Honor is not hurt?" " No,
said the Judge, sternly, " my honor
is not hurt, but my head Is."
Two Irishmen were once discussing
the respective merits of the sun nnd
the moon. "Sure," snid Patrick, "the
sun gives a stronger light than the
moon." True,".answered Brian, "but
the moon's the more slnsible." " How
do vou prove that'.'" says Tat. "Alsy.*'
responds Brian, " lor the moon shines
In thc nolglit when wc undo It, and
tlit* Kim comes out in tlie broad daylight, when a one-eyed man can see
without It."
First oflice boy���Do you like  your
'second office boy-Nuw! The typewriter Is 86, the bookkeeper's sore
'cause ho can't lie a dude on $8 a
week, the Instalment company took
the head clerk's bicycle away from
him last, week 'cause lie hadn't paid
up ou it, and the boss won't let me
whistle anywhere.
Lholly-I huve given heh up.     Huh |
tathaw dislikes inc.
Friend���Tut!     Ho ls probably only
bluffing, so as to mako you keener to i
win her.
Cholly���If he    wattli only    bluffing,
why did ho weah his heaviest boots j
the lawst tlmo I called?
" Do you  know,  Jay," nsked Miss
Daisy Medders,    significantly,   " that
there aro a great many more single
men thau married men in the prisons ? i
And do you know what that proves ?"
" Mebby  it proves," answered Jay ;
Green, diplomatically,   " that they'd
rather go to prison than get married."
Warden���What did the woman give
the. prisoner?
Turnkey���Only a pie she linked for
him hersolf.
Warden���Great heavens! (let it
uwuy Irom him quick, before he makes
a saw ol the crust und escapes.
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A hard-shell Baptist minister,
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lu a Vermont town, at tho close of his
sermon announced to tho congregation that tho pulpit would be occupied the fullowlng Sunday by a
Unlvorsallst. "Thoy believe," snid be,
witli tlio solemn air ot a man whoso
convictions as to the hereafter nre
stronger and sturdier than tho onks
of tlie forest, "that all mon will lie
saved. But, brethren," ho continued,
intoning thu remark with a lugubrious expression, "wo hope for better
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A l'uiulit in If'i-rpeiitology Give** au Able
Kxp-MlLlmi uf the lluHiittes nud User* of
the Lowliest uf the Animal Kingdom.
"Ben," said Old Bub, as the ohl-
tlmi-ra again assembled at tho rendezvous, according to the Boston
Herald, " 1 wlSll yuu wonld tell us
something about suakes. We have
hud a good deal ol Information ubout
dogs, eats, hors.-s aad so lorth, but
so inr we have loft snakes out In
tho cold. 1 think tills Is hardly fair.
There are two general kinds of
snakes In tha world, so far iw I cau
learn. Oae kind embraces real animals that Inhabit the waters,
swamps, rocky 111.Is and uplands. The
other kind consists ol Impossible creatures that ure tho product ot thc
distempered wlfiskey-abused brain,
and have a.I placet) where jim-jams
prevail as their habitat. Now, Ben,
tell as something abo.it snakes."
" In regard to the latter kind of
snakes���the subjective breed, 1 might
call them,' said Squire Ben. "1 can
tell you nothing and perhaps need
not. But In regard to real snakes
or serpeatSi 1 muy tell you that tliey
Jorm oue ol the must beautiful and
Interesting families uf the animal
kingdom. Possessing the must perfect
symmetry oi form, und fitted by nature for a peculiar aad lowly mude
of life, they mnill purposes in creation widen wuu.d not have been performed so we.l by auy other existing
order. Some species of snakes are
adapted to live on land, others ln
water; sump spand must of their
time ou trees, others in crevices and
burrows. As a family, shakes are
generally subdivided into tho
tho former constituting scarcely a
fourth part of the whole ; to that the
dread with whioh the whole order is
viewed ts so far as three-fourths of
the number are concerned, entirely
without foundation.
" The appendages of serpents arc
few, but by no means uncommon. In
some species the tail terminates iu a
simple conical scale more or less
pointed or hooked; in others it is furnished with a rattle, olten very
large, although it is but a simple
production oi the epidermis. Some of
thc boas have a pair of hooks situated at thc extremity of tiie abdomen, which seem to aid in progression; and In other specie* the snout,
or frontal scale, Is turned up in thc
form of a hook or spur. Beyond these
simple appendages snakes are entirely naked ; the forked wing*, tails,
and barbs with Which the ancients
equipped them being the unmlngled invention of fable or imposure, Serpents hnvc no external car, and thc
internal organ is of the simplest construction, which accounts for the
fact that they have the sense of hearing iu a lower degree than any other
class of reptiles. Thc same may be
said of tho sense of smell, ���which Is
by no means delicate. Tlm-eye of'the
serpent presents nothing Remarkable,
unless that it Is covered by tho exterior integument whicli envelops
tho whole body���the portion protecting tho eye being, of course, transparent, Imt coining off with tite rest
Of the skin when the latter is shed.
The tales of its fascinating properties
arc discredited by naturalists, and,
liko other mythical attributes of the
animal, no doubt the Invention of
fable��� though, perhaps, our modern
hypnotists may gather this supposed
power of fascination into their airy
Tlio tongue of the serpent has none
of those barbed and spear-like appendages with which fable has armed tt.
It is certainly divided into two slender
filaments nt its point, and is capable
of being protruded with more or less
velocity- but beyond this it Is a
and does not assist either lu taste or
���swallowing. Tho teetli of serpents
form perhaps the most peculiar of
their characteristics. A;l serpents
swallow tlie animals on which they
live entire; hence their*teeth arc not
formed for chewing, but arc organs
to detain their prey or assist them in
swallowing. These organs aro of two
kinds���solid teeth, which n-re common
to all snakes, and fangs, whicli are
peculiar tu much as are poisoned.
These fangs arc always larger, hollow and pointed, being connected with
tiie glands Which secrete the ordinary
saliva; tho perforation passing from
the point tu tho poison glands. Bo
soon, thcre-oro, as the fangs strike,
the muscle which elevates them
presses upon thc venom gland, and
forcea the liquid through the perforation into the wound made, At rest,
the tangs are folded back in tlie gums,
which iorm a. sort of sheath, and are
only elevated when tlio serpent is
alxmt to Strike with them.
"Non-poisonous serpents aro entirely
destitute ot fangs, and generally kill
their prey by swallowing it at once,
or by crushing it iu tlielr folds.
Though doilcicnt in poison glands,
they have tlio salivary ones largely
developed; so that ia swallowing a
copious discharge of saliva takes
place ou the prey, which renders the
process more easy. Serpents are oviparous animals���the oggs oi some being hatched internally; those oi some
almost immediately aiter tliey are
dropped, and those of others requiring
several weeks of incubation.
"Besides the vipers, rattlesnakes
and moccasins of the Southern States,
tliere are many other venomous genera, with which the people both of
thc old and new world are well acquainted. Among these mny be mentioned the cobra de capella, or
of the en,st, which derives its names
from the power it lias of inflating
ite neck, when in a pas-dun, like a cob
or hood. This reptile is one of the
deadliest of its race, has long and
powerful fangs, and grows from three
to six or eight feet In length. The
whlpsnake is another dangerous inhabitant of the east, so-called from
its long, slender, whiplike appearance, specimens having been lound
iully fivo feet long, and yet not much
tdilcker than tbe thong of-a coachman's whip. It is, however, rather
Inactive and powerless, and can be
easily killed, I. observed before it can
coil itself. .-.
" It Is told of one of the early Jesuit
missionaries, who happened to enter
an Indian pagoda, that, seeing whnt
he took to be a vMilpeord lying on the
floOr, he stooped* to pick it up; but
upon handling it what was his surprise to find thatit .had life, and was
no other than the wlHpsnake, of which
ho hnd heard such formidable account*1. Fo'rtune, however, fa vored
him, for he.grasped It by tho head,
so that It hnd no power tu bite hlin,
ami only twisted Its folds tip liis arm.
in this manner be held it till it was
killed by those who came to his assistance,
'*Tho Jncuhis, or darter, of the West
I Indies, perhaps the swiftest of the
family; the halniorrhois, so cnlled
from its bite producing bleeding; the
coral serpent; the cerastes of Egpyt,
��� supposed to hnve lieen that employed
by Cleopatra to cause her death ; the
common usp or aspic, and many
others, aro all more or less poisonous,
their bites causing swellings, Inflammations and gangrenes, but rarely
death, if the usual remedies be speedily applied,
" The nou-venojiious snakes are
large In number und variety, the
largest li-eiug the boas, pythons and
colubers, and the blacksuakes of
America, which often attain to considerable sixes. The boa constrietur,
familiar to all who have visited
menageries, are very powerful creatures, and will crush animals of considerable sb:e, and even man, Into
A story is told oi a bufla'.o being killed
by an cuormoits boa, and swallowed.
From the Bombay Courier of August
31st, 371)0, the following instance of
a man being attacked by a boa is
taken :
"A Malay prow was making for the
port of Amboyna; but thc pilot, finding that she could not enter it before
dark, brought her to'auchor for the
night close under the Island of Celebes.
Ono of the crew went on shore in
quest of betel nuts in the woods, and
on liis return lay down, as it is supposed, to sleep on the beach. In the
course of the night he was henrd by
his. companions to scream out for assistance. They inijnedlately went on
shore; but it was too late, for an Immense boa had crushed him to death.
Thc attention of the monster beiug
entirely occupied by his prey, the people went boldly up to it, and cut off
its head, and took both the snake and
the body of tlio man ou board their
boat. The snake had seized tho poor
fellow by the right wrist, where the
marks of tlie teeth were very distinct; and the mangled corpse bore
evident signs uf being crushed by tho
monster twisting itself round the
neek, head and breast, and thigh. The
length of the snake was almost 80
feet; its thickness equal tu that of
a inoddrato-siped man, and on extending its jaws they were found wide
enough to admit at ouce a body of
the sixe of a man's head.
"Again, in the Oriental Annual,
there was published some uO years
ago, the following story: The'Cap-
taiu or an Indian ship while passing
the Sunderbuuds, sent a boat iuto one
of the creeks to obtain some fresh
fruits, which are cultivated by thc
few miserable inhabitants of that
Inhospitable region. Having reached
the shore, thc crew moored thc boat
under a bunk aud left one of the
party to take care of her. During
their absence the Lascar who remained in charge of it, overcome by
heat, lay down under the seats and
fell asleep. While he was hi this
state of unconsciousness an
emerged from the jungle, reached
the boat, bad already coiled its
huge body around the sleeper and
was in the act of crushing him to
death, when his companions fortunately returned, and, attacking tho
monster, severed a portion of his
tail, which so disabled it that it no
longer retained the power  of    doing
| mischief. The snake was then easily
dispatched, and was found to measure 02 feet and some inches iu length
l think the measurement of that
snake   must have been stretched.
."Even when In a state of bondage,
and enfeebled by confinement and the
cold of, the northern climate, the
bua has been known to exhibit considerable address and power iu seizing Its prey, Here i.s a story of a
boa kept in the Tower of London.
One. day, when a keeper was offering
a' fowl to une of tlie boas, the unl-
mal being almost blind from tiie approaching change uf skin, miSBlng
tho fowl, seized upon the keeper's
thumb ln.-de.id, around which and Its
owu head it Instantly threw two
COlls, and then, as If surprised at
the   unexpected  resistance,   .cast   mm
I additional fold around the keeper's
neek, and fixed itself by Its tall to
one of the posts of Um cage In such
a manner as nearly to throttle him.
His own exertions, however, aided by
thoso ofthe under-keepcrs, at length
disengaged him from his perilous situation ; Imt so determined was the
attack of thc snake that It could
not be compelled to relinquish Its
hold until two of its teeth had lieen
broken off and left In the thumb."
" Accounts of encounters with venomous serpents in India,'- said Uncle
Joshua, "are numerous, and many of
them thrilling. Here Is ono that occurred more than fifty years ago
whicli exhibits as fine an instanco of
presence of mind and
aa is rarely met with under such situations. A soldier In a British regiment stationed at Cawnpore was,
for dtsoruerly conduct, condemned to
pass the night iu ono of the cells.
Just as he was going to sleep he was
���startled by hearing a noise, which
he knew, could only be occasioned by
a snnke.    Instead of jumping up ami
calling to the sentinel for help, and
perhaps treading upou tlie snake ana
being  bitten by it, he  lay perfectly
still- knowing that    unl:ss disturbeu
the snako would not hurt him.  Presently the snake drew its coin slimy
body over his bare feet. There are few
persons who,   in a   similar condition,
would not have -drawn up their legs ;
with a start, but the soldier did not \
move even a muse la.     Soon the snnke i
began to crawl over his body,    ana l
passed even over bis face.     The poor
fellow hardly dared to bre.ithe.    -At
last the reptl'.e eull/d itself under Lis
pillow, and when day broke the soldier, seizing the stone with which he
ought to have blocked up    tho hole
by which the snake entered, crushed j
It to death.     On being examined, the
reptile proved to lie a  cobra, whoso
bite would have been sure  death to j
the soldier.
"That story recalls one of a  stm* \
liar experience,   It happened In India
a number uf years ago, ami i.s thus
narrated by the principal actur in It,
evidently a lady.   'I was un a visit *
during thc rainy season," she wrote,
'when I slept upon an Iron bedstead, j
which had two lots of bedding on It.
The    first    night    1    awoke,    as I i
thought, with a horrible nightmare, i
feeling tho
of a  snake  gliding  over   my   person.
I was    bathed In    perspiration, and j
trembled    all    over    till      daybreak ;
brought relief, aad I  was    convinced '
myself It must hnvo   been merely a
nightmare.    But    the    next    night I j
again awoke ia    terror, feeling    tlie '
same   awful   sensation   of    a cold, I
clammy body gliding gently over my I
side, and passing with a wiggle over j
body.    Terror    prevented    me    from |
'"Whether 1  fainted or again    fell j
asleep I have never been able to de*
Clde, but at daylight I  lied from the j
room and sat cowering    in  the vor- i
andah, In a state of mind bordering
on insanity.    My    hostess    was    Informed of my state, and got ine round
with a glass of wine.   Nothing would !
induce   me   "to re-enter my bedroom, j
The bearer and othor domestics were |
sent for, and, headed by the mistress
of the  house,  inspected the    bed  by
removing tho sheets,   Nothing was to
be   seen until one of    the   servants
brushed his    log    against    something
soft and cold, when he looked down
at the junction of tho two beddings;
here he saw the end  of a dark-colored tall.   A howl from him scattered
the servants and made    me   imagine
that the snake was about to attack
me.      The    servants, however, again
assembled, and with    sticks    entered
the bedroom and pulled off the under
bedding, revealing    a    large    hooded
cobra coiled In the centre, which   they
soon despatched by blows.*"
While Campbell and Carman Pelt
Mud at Eaoh Other
The   Hand  That   Kiickt   thu   Cm-He Is a
Powerful One.
Let us give over clubs) for awhile,
writes "Amber" In the Chicago Times- ���
Herald, aud start a training school for
mothers. Wo do not, need anything so
much in the world as good mothers. As ���
well expect the housekeeper to turn |
out a batch of good cookies, if she
makes them of sawdust and alum, as
to expect the children to develop into
good citizens without the right sort
of mothers. The right sort of mother knows where her boy is all day
long. Hhe speuds her time entertaining bim, rather than entertaining
Shallow-headed callers from everlasting to everlasting. She tells him
stories, reads to hhn, and picks out
tunes with him on the piano. She Is
"chummy" with him, too, and has his
complete coniideuce. She doesn't allow her girls to go to the depot to
see the trains come In, nor does she
permit them to spend nights away
Irom the guardianship of their owu
home. She is watchful at tho same
time that she is kind, loving always,
but never languid In the performance
of those duties which tho vast responsibility of motherhood has laid
upon her. Give us better mothers and
the world will soon bo full of better
men and women*
! There wu.s once a woman who was
j suddenly called upon to provide a
j dinner Ior unexpected guests. She
j lived ln a country town and the time
! of the year was between " hay and
l grass.'' Canned things nad run out
! and green things hadn't ripened.
! The woman called Bridget from the
: kitchen.
i     " Bridget," said she, " what is there
1 in the pantry to eat'.'"
1     "Divli a thing," says Bridget,
"Aren't there any eggs?"
" Divil a waa."
" How   about   chickens ?   Couldn't
you kill a couple'.'"
"They're  all  asthrny,   mum,     and
i surra a wan cud I  cutch till roostln'
'   "Then give us some boiled   water
and a gross salad," said the woman,
for she was Of the sort to die game.
|     That woman was one of the type
i too raro in tho world. With her  expediency    came  near 'being  courage,
and courage Is the bright and shining
virtue of hero?:-. The person who can
conquer a crisis Is of moro use than
��� a pontoon    bridge    to   a retreating
: army.     Dou't bo cast down by  any
j circumstance   but death, and    keep
: even that at bay as long as possible.
1 There I.s no such word as defeat     to
j tho bravo, and  the  test  of bravery
1 lies    moro often  in    trifles  than  in
thrcatenings oi    grave    import.     It
takes more " sand" to stand agninst
" little   foxes"    always   In   evidence
than    against    tigers  in the Jungle.
We may never bo called upon to visit
the  jungle,  but  the  vines  that  lure
the foxes hang thick in every life-
Chicago Times-ncrald.
The oldest book in the world Is
"The Big Veda,'- which was in existence, complete as we havo it now,
1,500 years before Christ, and not
the so-called " Book of the Dead,'*
from Egypt, consisting of disjointed
fragments, collected from many
sources, the earliest of which may
possibly be dated as early oa 0,000
B. O.
Inj-.-rsdll'*- Hard Chant* tbe L'rati-e ofthe
Cerutle Cow, the Indu-'trloil-* lieu, tbe
Omnlveroui Pig, the lireitt HMteri of
foe*)' ami Idr-pot-ci* of Sundry Other
Moment a ii<i Matter*.
The light of James Mclntyre, of Ingersoll, Ontario, poet and undertaker, can no longer Ik; hidden under a
bushel or a cheese box, says tho New
York .Sun.     The courso of events is
bringing bim  prominently before  thc
mind of every close studont of contemporary    literature,    and  he  will
no longer down.     The revival of Ihc
Cheese Industry, owlag to the recent
ralas, cannot help rousing the poetic
soul of him who wrote;
Fair Canada is our theme,
But I ha,ve scarcely time to tell thee
Of the strange and gifted Buelley;
Kind-hearted man, but Ill-fated,
So youthful, drowned and cremated.
Elsewhere  he pays this tribute to
For erratic style he leads the van,
Wildly  wayward Walt Whitman;
He done grand work in civil war,
Where he did dress many a scar,
And   kindly   wet the hot, parched
Of Northern soldiers wounded South.
WhKttevcr  else  he may be,  he    is
never obscure.   His characteristics oi
lucid thought and simple, forceful expression n-re well shown in these lines
on a thousand-pound hog:
Pig had to do some routine work
To   make  one  thousand pounds  of
pork ;
Our stomach it doth not Incline   .
To eat a hog seven feet nine:
On smaller pig we love to dine,
And it we do enjoy so fine ;
For big fat hog wo don't repine,
Let others eat enormous swine.
High praise has been given to the
patriotic verse of 1'rof. Roberts, but
when has the so-called Canadian laureate, in any of his bursts of O-my-
eountry poetry, equalled this ?
But wc sing more glorious theme,
It is our verdant pasture land,
Where   cows   produce   a   flood   of
���    Doth    make    cheese of the finest
Young  Dominion so gigantic ,
Where rail cars run at speed terrific,
Thousands or miles from the Atlantic,
Till in the west you reach Pacific,
Mr. W. W. Campbell, who started
the lato poetical unpleasantness, has
been hailed "Foet of the Lakes," but
here, again, a single brief quotation
from one of Mdntyre's lyrics is sufficient to demolish his would-be rival's claim to the title:
Here in great lakes, we do tako
And them with Uncle Sam divide.
Other lakes seem  Inferior
In size to Lake Superior.
Mr. Lampman has been called the
didactic poet of Canada, but only by
thoso unacquainted with the protean
genius of Mclntyre. The seer of In--
gersoll has written verses of a* moet
searching ethical quality, touching
with a fearless yet reverent hand the
fundamental truths of religion.-Whether it be tho tenets of the Christian
faith, or the inspirations that have
found expression in the teachings of
Brahma- Buddha, Confucius, Mohammed, or the lamented Mine. Dlavat-
Sky, has he not laid bare their basic
principle in this terse couplet?:
Fifty bushels to the acre
Makes us grateful to our Maker.
These threo stanzas on thc danger
of firearms may be quoted In closing, containing as they do a great
and profitable lesson:
For to save life one great solver
Would be to prohibit the revolver,
Weapon of coward and of bully,
Who slaughter friends In their folly.
Let now no man nor any boy,
With loaded arms ever toy,
Showing off their manly vigor,
Pointing   at   friend   and     pulling
And sending bullets through their
And then exclaim In mournful strain,
When friends with grief they are
1 did not know thut it was loaded.
Land of rich cheese, miik and cream.
But besides looking to hhn for
verses that contain more butter fat
to the Hue than the works ol any
other author, living or dead, tho
wearied Canadians are turning to
him for an example of serenity and
philosophic calm that is surely needed at th" present time.
Ho minds Uts own business, and, to
quote from bis poem "The Flood of
the Creek,"
Themes worthy o: bur songs     nnd
;    Abovo all,  bi !*��� the laureate of the
dairy, the cheese poet par oxceltence.
; Whether he chants a Pindaric one to
: one Father Kunne-y,
Who was the first there to squeeze
Ills cows 'milk Into cheese,
i or from the top of his cuscinou-i Fat-
; mos be'jolds with prophetic vision a
I ten-ton cheeae tobe, cheese is his great
| argument.     But although this great
theme Is   dwelt upon oftenest     and
! stimulates him to some of hii loftiest
i flights, no pant-up cheese factory contracts  his powers.      Ho Is  no " idle
singer of an empty day."     Ensilage
and bears, wild geese and stono stables, tile drains, ami the Northwest
rebellion   engage   his   lyre   in   turn,
In Ontario the hen
Is worthy of the poet's pen.
Naturally  blfl sympathy with    tho
| cow is very dose, and Is tenderly expressed In the following lines:
j    The cow Is a kin Hy creature,
i    Kind and gentla iu each feature,
j    About her Is a homely charm,
j    And her the uog thould not alarm,
1    But  let all guard her    safe   from
j    The gentlest creature on the farm,
;    Still. It Is not on account of     her
i estimable personal qualities, but    as
��� the  fountain head and sine qua non
j of Cheese, that tiie cow appeal*} most
; strongly to the poet's affection.
!    Shakespeare himself had not a wld-
; er range or a more versatile fancy
! than tho bard of    cheese.     Now he
j moves In stately measures along tho
I banks of the Canadian Thames, pausing at
St. Catharines, famed    for mineral
And for the beauty of  her.daughters,
and now thrills the render with    a
tale  of    adventure,    whose    opening
lines kindle the imagination, and disclose a vista of wonderful  possibilities:
1 bought of land two mil38 square,
I knew not it contained a bear.
In the woi-k of a writer so catholic
in taste and so lofty in theme It is not
surprising to find a broad pad noble
tolerance toward his brothers of the
poetic choir.   Mclntyre's generous appreciation of the work of others bespeaks a mind too wise for envy and
too great for scorn.   With fino emotion he laments in this musical thron-
| ody thc fate of Shelley:
Hii;;*; Watch Presented  In n  Mat-Hive  Man
lu the it-*; It ii*, I ii ohi*.
John Bevans, the big Smoky Hollow iceman, 13 0 feet 4, inches iu
height and weighs 290 pounds. There
doe.i not appear to bo an ounce of
superfluous flesh upon his massive
frame. Hie shoe ts seventeen Inches
long and nine inches across the broadest part of tha solo. All the rest of
John's clothing is built In proportion.
A number uf his friends the other
day, iu looking around for a suitable
present, came across a huge watch
hanging in the display window of a
pawnshop. Inquiry revealed the fact
that the watch was once the property of Chang, known all over the
civilized world as Barman's Chinese
gittnt. It was a hunting case, silver
affair, and as it was made especially
for the giant of the Orient it must
have cost a great deal of money.* The
timepiece is fivo Inches across the
face, about two inches thick and
weighs a pound aud a hair. On the
inside of the caae are some Chinese
characters. Bevans is very proud of
his strange watch, but he dins been
unable to trace its history. All thnt
the pawn broker can tell i* that it
was pledged by a circus man, who
gave the name of "Yopey."���Philadelphia Cor. Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette,
he'll gladly
Old frlendi
On the west side of Thames street,
Where ho bas a foundation sure,
Aad a good stock of furniture.
Ho woos his ox-eyed muse In peace,
and with a mind not cankered with
envy. Ho U a poet of the people. Notice the modesty of the prologue     to
his    second    volume,    entitled  " The
Kiso   and   Progress ot the Canadian
Cheese Trado." With his Spondaic'feet
firmly   planted   In  the  rich  alluvial
pasture    lands of    central    Ontario,
thus Mclntyre:
It is folly now to aim
Or to seek for distant fame.
But rest content if wo can claim
Something of a local namo
On the pleasant banks of Thame,
Because in simple strains wc sung
The glorias of this country young,
Of cows, und milk, and cream and
And of    fat    steers  sent o'er  the
Of horses ploughing lnnd with ease,
Of hogs    and sheep and hens and
One ot Tht-t-e "Harmler**) Student J-ike**
DfltorliiQ'I in Detail.
A flue example of what i ��� known in
political language ns "harmless student pranks" i.* reported from the
State University a; Columbia, Mo.
It is described as follows:
J. Turner Tucker, a Fresliamn, who
wanted to be initiated Into the Sigma Nu   fraternity,  was  first    bound
hand and  foot and blindfolded     and
gagged. He  was next  oca ten    with
stuffed clubs  and then  put    into    a
coffin for burial. The (oifin was car-
! rled out and put in a spring wagon.
-. The,funeral   train  marched    tt>   the
athletic grounds  and  there  the vlc-
. tlm was  buried. Then  he  was  taken
| out and stripped, thrown Into *i mud
j hide and then roll m] in mnd. Ho was
kicked ami  compelled  to    --ting    and
dance, The hour wtu  done to   mhl-
; night, and  he Bang   "Won't   \- n    Bi
My Sweetheart?"   and  kept  mpp ns
1 well us ho could.  Ho wan then hung
i up by tho arms for a while, and next
, taken to a pnystack and   given several rapid  Slides,  finally    he     Was
branded with   lighted cigarettes, ordered to dross,   and about 2 a. m.
was taken home.
I    Surely such   ruffianism    merits     ri
j month or two nt the stone heap In
i the |all yards.
voirvi: seen this n:i.low.
I    Somo people allow   themselves   to
1 contract the abominable habit of finding fault  with everything aud cvtry
porsott that comes under 6hQlr juun-
' diced eye.     We   Iremember seeing In
! our boyhood a biped of that kind sitting In  a farm house looking    ut a
i newly published  local newspaper. He
, held it In both hands, looked up and
! down tho columns with a stare that
i he meant to palm off for omniscience
and In a kind of contemptuous tone,
snid:     "Poor paper,   paper,    miserable paper.'      Wo strongly suspected
the fellow eould not   tread,    and on
looking a  little more closely discovered that he wna holding tho paper
upside down.     Ho was a representative man.     He   freprcsonts    a large,
but not intelligent or Influential constituency.     His constituents are tho
people who find fault anyway.���Canada Presbyterian. G. A. McBain A Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Mr. A. Lindsay has taken over tbe
boarding house from Simon Leiser at the
wharf, and is now conducting it in his
own name.
Mrs. Wm. ODeil is nnw pre*Jare*d to
give organ and pianoforte lessons, both
vocal and Instrumental, to elemcntarv
and advanced putiils.
For Sai.k.��� 8 acres cheap at Comox.
Terms to suit.   Owner (joint; to England.
R. L. Leigh Spencer
1*. 0. Box 3;o, Nanuimo, or at Cumberland Club., Union.
Hospital Trained NtJRSlt is at liber-
erty to undertake ull kinds of nursing
Mrs. J. Robinson
cor. Second St. and wiiulcmcre Ave.
Look. out for a fine entertainment
Thanks giving night at Agriculiur.il Hall
for the joint bent-fit of Courtenay aud
I'untledge schools.
Attention is called to Jas. McKim's
new ad. When the additional shelving
is provided, now arranged tor, and ready
for lhe display of these new good-, we
shall have a fun her word lo say about
The people of Courtenay and vicinity-
are properlv indignant at the removal of
the telephone office from that place, and
a petition is being circulated which we
feel sure will be numerously signed, lo
have it restored.
Mr. Oo. Ford of Denm in Ishnil will
sail for Honolulu, Nov. |6. The Mc-
Fat lanes of Denman Island have purchased land in Sandwich Islands,ii is reported, and intend to make their future home
Anv one requiring a room, or a pleasant place to board, will do well to call on
Mr. Lindsay al the Lindsay House opposite the Presbyterian church, i'he
House has every convenience for the
general public, miners, cet.
Since the account of Mr. Calnan' appeared we atv informed by ofi'i.er Hutchison that we were in error in staling thot
the gun used was aa air gun. He says
it w.is a smill rille. In other respects wu
believe the account was correct.
Mr. Calnan while doing reasonably well
and on the road to recover* is slill confined to his bed. While nothing can com
pensate him for his suffering, he should
not be permitted to bear alone the pecuniary loss involved through no limit of hi.
and it is nol doubted by tlie public lhat at
the properiime the proper panics will do
in this matter the right thing.
Maryport ave, between second and
Third streets is looking splendidly.
Messrs Jas. McKim and Alex Cram who
started the ball robing for Ihis much
needed improvement are entitled to great
credit, and we are glad to see that ihu
olher property owners along the ave.
readily responded to do their share. We
notice lhe improvement is bent',' exten
ded west in from of Mr. Cullis' elegant
Money to Loan
at low rate ancl easy terms.
Lots for sale in any part of town
Fine acre lots adjoining Cumberland Townsite.
164 acres on water front, near the Trent River; easy terms.
D. McD. Hunter.
The Voung Peoples' Society of the Pres
byterian church will give -a Necktie Social
including refreshments at the church
Thursday evening Nov. 7th; nd mission
50 cents. Ladies wearing a rosette cr
apron and bringing a necktie to match
will be admitted free, 'i'he follow iny is
Anthem Choir.
Solo Mr.   iMilton.
Duet The Misses Henuie.
Recitation Mr. Dickers-ni.
Cornet Solo Mr. Stevenson.
Solo Mrs. AT). Williams.
Instrumental Miss Anthom.
Rechation Miss  Webster.
Solo Mr. McRae.
Address Rev. Mr. Sutherland.
Club swinging Miss I'erguson,
Duet ��� Miss C. Garrison and Miss M.
Instrumental  .Miss Williams.
Inst, and duel The  Misses Grant.
Solo Miss E. Lindsay
Address M. Whitney.
Recitation Mrs Stevens.
Inst, solo Mits A. Williams.
Solo Mr. Howell.
Solo Mr.  Basset.
Solo ��� Miss Skinner.
The partnership which has heretofore
existed between AT). Williams antl D.M*
Hunter under the firm name and style
of Williams & Hunter is dissolved.
Union, Nov. 1 1895.
A.I). Williams.
D.M. Hunter.
Monday Oct. 28th this district expcrlenc
i ed a distinct earthquake shuck. At ihc
time we went to press lasl week 11 was
felt doubtful whether the shock noticed
by some in Union wns not ihe result of
some explosion and it was thought best
not to notice it. But since inquiries, have
covered .1 wide range of country making
11 certain that the quake was not due to
dynamite or other similar agencies. The
shock occurred at about 4 o'clock p.m.
It was severest up the Comox valley. At
J.A. Halliday's the vibrations were of a
nature to cause Mrs. Halliday 10 go all
through the house to see what was the
trouble. It seemed a-, though the house
was actually being nised up. Mrs. CH.
Williams beyond Sahv-ond's was out at
ihe lime leaning on a fence feeding pigs
when she was rolled back from the fence
and two logs lying together near where
she was standing, although un level
ground separated On I'riday liy-t there
was another distinct shuck fe't about 4
p.m. At Thi; Nkws office ihe windows
rattled, the swinging lamps swa-ed hark
and forth and many things in lhe room
were moved. Up the valley too, for
miles the shock was noticed and com*
j mented upon, but there it was nut so
j severe as die one un the previuiis Mon-
I day. Another phenomenon was observed
j on Friday evening about 8 o'clock ami
! that was a moonlight rainbow.
A day or two aj��o wc went with a friend
to vi it the new abattoir and grounds of
Mr Simon Leiser at the head ol the Dig
Meadow.   A   good   road through   the
woods, direct has been constructed so
'hat a vvalk of ten minutes brought us to
the place.    Here about 30acres had beeij
fenced off", an acre or two nearest the
town being upon  higher ground.   This
part on the upl-md has been fenced oft"
from the balance f��r a yard and it is upon
ihi1* portion that the- buildings fur the accommodation of the business have been
pi,teed.   The abattoir, or slaughter house
is 20 by 80 feet long most sub-tantially
built :imi being .provided with all lhe mod
em Implements used in such establishments in the east,    A drive way with two
compartments reaches it  from  the yard
through winch the annual  to be slaughtered is introduced  and  easily ban.lied.
I Oif of the drive way and connected  with
! it by a door is the sheep pen io by 40
I feet.   A lint* way to the rear is the  teed
I stable 30 by 50*feet, and wi.bin the yard
i enclosure are two huge piggeries.   The
! animals can  be br* ught  up  by  rail to
) where it crosses the Comnx  road,  and
I from there the drive to the  yard is hut  a
[ short distance,    It is doubtful if more
i suitable buildings, finer grounds or better
I nppliances for tin- slaughter of animals
for human consumption can be found in the
province of British Columbia.
Will he received up to the |3th inst.
far the erection of two houses on Windtr
mere avenue. Plans can be seen at
Grant iV. Mounce's office; sawmill.
Lowest or any tender nut necessarily
Grant & Mounce.
At thi* plum pudding contest at Snm,
Davis' the prize was won by Jas. Rose-
w all.
The rainfall in Union during the month
of October was less than has been known
in years, being 3.3/100" of an inch.
Tenders will he received until the Qth
Nov-for the erection and completion of
A two and one half storey frame building
with brick foundation.
Plans and specifications to be  seen  at
the office of A, D. Williams, Cumberland.
Coniox Brewery Co. ltd.
A. D. Williams.
Nov. 4th.���Ship Richard III arrived
for coal on Oct. 31 and after discharging
hnlla-u hauled into the wharf on Saturday, Nov. 2nd and began taking on her
Tug Tepic with 9,000 bricks from Na-
noose Bay for the coke ovens arrived
Friday and left, Sunday, with 210 tons
of coal for the C. P, R., Vancouver, and
156 ions for the C. P. N., Victoria.
The boiler for the Washer has been
hauled up from the wharf und a crew is
now busy getting it over to its bed, the
machinery on hand, is also being put into its place. There are still two car loads*
to arrive.
J. Harwood has the track connected
with the new wharf. A new siding is also being put in for the delivery of stone
and other rubbish on the clearing. Foreman McKenzie staricd a gang of masons
on the stone work this morning and lhat
work will go ahead as fast as stone can
be delivered.
M-tBirs Piercy and Hunter are making
good headway wiih their grading con*
tract.    They have three teams at work.
Rev. Mr. Tail of Comox held dinner
service at Denman Island, Sunday forenoon, and in the evening addressed a
congregation ol 40 in thc wharf boarding
house here.
W. G. Pillsbury is now in charge of
the wharf.
A. Lindsay has taken over the wharf
boarding house and is now running it on
his own account
Harry Watson is in charge of Leiser's
Sir. Rainbow arrived today and left
wiih a scow load of 200 tons wash coal,
forC P, N., Victoria,
W. A. Pare has a contract to do some
truslle work ft 11 lh'* XL C, Co., and ex*
pects to begin 1 m* now,
San Mateo aid Mineola will be due
this week.
Rev. Mr. Sutherland of Grace Methodist church will preath next Sunday
morning on 'Types of. the Uible shadow
ing forth Christ." In ihe evening���Rum
seller's creed.
At Trinity church, next Sunday evening after service there will he a short or-
g.tn recital, interspersed with hymns and
solos by the choir.
nt the Presbyterian church next Sun*
day morning* Re- Mr. Matheson will
preach on Pilots Perplexities. In tlie
eventng���God's people kept.
Spring medicines fop eleonslnff
the system and blood at Plmbury's
drug store.
F Yon Wish The
and Most Stylish
Through Car Different
>�� take a Look
WEFMH  We expeet Oar
Annex to be open for business, when it is, look
out tor Bargain*.


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