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NO.   F26.
UNfONXOMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY." -\PRIL2. 9, 1895*     $2.00.PER YEAR
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A Budget of N'-v/sPrc-parfc! by     S^ff  *f*5*% "tftatiP ��
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lit'T t \:s.,- 1 ,-i . : ��� .'.'i 1 ��� -1 on 1 ttPDi r; con
on and .\i"ii--i< April hi i v.ili. do htsim �� ox i
SYS I'EM, AND MY l'kl   I 5   VUK:
Kim  'ii ovieon I'twi 0 '
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I   . ���' i t
our Special Coi*pep>.*n*l��ini
Wipad to t'h > Newii uiearii'..is
fpom "113 Wop I < iv.-.". ��� rail)
���iv   the Gist oi   all iinpoPtD it
���   lit!
Il'iiririan flnur SSDO p r W.
Drst I'ori.in ,1 - l���ttr       ....til..:,  "     "
llo-l  II litis I' ���!.���.
hit*, llr.uk '.ih. IIi-oii    Illi'l.i,
Vancouver lli'ii' u'lttorl Pujrnr
llr-lalu Yellow M'm  I hit n - .    ...
1',-llS   I  fill S 111* 'I Qllllltl t'H	
Closutit I'tiuti.ttutu, on Nn la wboi yon tvaii
1 on 'on ii-.
, 'HIT Ulla
Mil   Cllll I
I lift nil Int.
Thu ��e:n��i
union hits s
��.**r\n Skimping in Weights and Me-stirc*."-
JAMES McKfM, Union,.H.C.Mar.20.1895.
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: I ;.������ 11" H'J Us
iDctiS lor -,1 cl)
I)'.
jj at llm
STORE.
ciso ' A1 6th i ii pri ':
advanced 50 cent- tt t n.
,'s ��� ir '.<>��� cnuiu: :, ���-. Thfi
fur rui been i��r\ sn.-ri ,n ;,
nit- tn the scarcity "I in n union
,i. -thinned .evei-al t-n ws l.nc It   .tt
f' 0
0
MI^G
ITO   1"' A J*Tf"Y  PI-tTC"7^
in ���
spin
:r kltlJIT miaa'
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wmm
Mealtiurtmt <&&$
Hfit%- ?iew   England
O. H. Fechner, Prop'r.
At All how
OUR  SI OOK of ei Nisi-Ai,
MliltCilANlUSE   i'l   CO.VlPL'lfE
Meals
���A.T   THE���
���*S
I
���NEW DIS ING BALL ���
Prices:-10c. 15c and 25c      21 Meals fcr $5.00.
ICTE!   C.REAM   PABLOBS
����� Union, B.C.���-   ���
Soda Vv'ate", Candies, Stationery and Eooks.
WJELTJZT A. SPECIALTY.
TBOACGOS
imported and   Domestic Cigars*    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Th* Abovo Stores Adjoin, Where Everything oi' the Z!ott in tilth Kes pee tive
lines will be found.
inn. .i-icii rates,
A St. John's clispiuch ��nyji. Sir Ch.-is.
Ilihbeil Tu|)pci" in a reci nl inti ivu .*, tlc-
nieil positively his rei>oi ed reii^h-itn-ii nl
tlie portfolio of Mniistci of iu- lice.
Lute i u\\:i ��� lies frum Li ncli n suuo
thai I.i Uui,:: Ch n.;; i- rupitliy icenver
iny from lhe effect** nf the bnlit-t wound
I lis assailant has been senientccl tu penal
servitude for liie.
Wi-niii the ��-nn.e source ii istcnnTK. ih<u
there ha*? been :t sharp rally in C. P. K.
shares. The Westminster Gazette atlvis
e-5 Cnnaclian Pacific shareholders to ar
i;in.o in hold meetinesin London instead
of Montreal.
Forty thousand Spanish troops will be
in Culm within io days, liS.ooo arc now
in 11.iv .iii.i und other p ins. Hie pres
ence of iroops i*i said lo be necessary be
cause of the difficult) ������������' nilin** the nsur
uents, The ! Uier aie carrying on gucril
la warfare, and are said to exceed ihrec
thousand. They nri refutie in the inoun
tains whenever persist en >U pursued, and
the Spanish liave great difficulty tn di**-
lodj-e them.
The i*J>itish steamship Ethelrcd,   from
iloslon, has arrived at Port  Antonio,   Jn
inaica.   Capt. H*-pkuis  wlio   commands !
her, says iliai when ijlf  Cape   Mavia   a '
Spain* h :.;M:iho*.'t   fireil   upon   lur.    He I
hotsied the Hnlish flay and iho   r-fiinbout \
j tired n shut rt cross thf Kth -'reoV hu\*?.
:      Advices from  Washiiv^trn   M.t'e   that  I
the l-trilihh fArei^n nffict* had   "i*li'ii   the |
[j,;st 4S luairs inl'rtf'uied ISawnri that  ICn-j  j
i  land doe-i not want any Nica"ap,u n  itiri !
lory; that her  colonial   po^esMuiis   are
alretidv liiree einui^l. 'o satisfy her ahihi
lion; lhnt .tit --he recpi res of Nicaragua is
pay,iu.'!'t of iniiiTutiiiy ami  a isural.ee   oj
futute  [���''������nri   cotiduci.    While   Kngland
will -show earnest de'erminatn n toci llec
tins indemnity there is little   probability
nf-Grcylown "1 tin 14   bombnide*:'   bv   the
liritish fleet in ihe event   of   Nicaragua
being slow in complying with herrequest.
At   Philadelphia   the   rat.ks   of    ihe
Knishtsrif Labor have been thrown  into ! n.;.nu'1':;.;
commotion by the suil brought by -*x Gen
E?3R% B
rSyi    Q a   1 ,>
Bargains! Bargains!
We  nre this  week  offering
SPECIAL BARGAINS
in Flanniu.ettks, Puints, Gin
ii.w's,  I (ats, C.\
nisiiings, Boots
nt's   Fur
md biioES.
(-,
,1
ARE THE
TRY THEM!
Call ond get our prices of Giticres, Meats,
+S,
V-g iah! s,  (t<
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] -J 2*4 j' I    1 f.i'4t?v*
CJL-TlOIsr   &o   COUETBiTA
tJ. .,  Sole Agents in the District for
i;/*"JTliu Celebrated  SKEI/1'ON Shirt Manufact'y.
GKOLOGY OF COIL.
��i F. M. Smith. H.Sc, Cl-:.    ,
(No. i)
Tho   science   of geology   should   be
known to all miners in  the broad  sense
ot the term, but especially that part of   ii
which treats of the deposits  of coal  or
usual!** sought fnr in this country.    There are some men who have work
eel  in  mines  for jears and  prospected
A. II'. Mclntyre Prop.
m LATEST
Spring weather is here; also ;-p-inj
goods. Come and examine our
stock  before purchasing elsewheie.
Thomas C.Morgan,
Mkable Teller,
���_e tracts of courtly, yet clo not know
I the lirst elementary principles ol geology.
I No doubt some of these men have made
I lucky rinds; but how many more have,
i for the want of -.. little ueolo
kno
. oldest known component parts of the
i earth's crust, and all thc succecdjng form
! ation*; e tell derived from that which has
Uhtie before. A table such as the above
I represent*; every formation as if it lay in
contact with thc one above and the one
below; and thu*. i; suggests the presence
of alt these layers as the normal condition
ofthe earth'' crust. It must be home in
mind that it i- Impossible fnr all these
strata to exist at every point of the earths
surface utile**s we imagine that the seas
and land of the past had each in turn cov
eretl the surface oi the globe-���a supposi
tion entirely contrary :������ experience. A
geological section is true for that lorali'v
only, ai which it is taken
d Master Workman Howderly to recov
er $4,400 arrears of salary.   The case was
adjourned owing to th: absence of an im
, ooiiant witness, t" next   term   of  court.
1 If the. case is fought out ii. will,   for  the
first lime, bring; to light the-secret affairs ��� ,    , ..    .
ofthtord'-r. edRc, spent the best piirt   nl  their   lives
Frank Skinner, issue   of   rations   on     travelni;,'the countrvo er m the hope ui
Mlackfoot River, N. W. T., was killoil  by     one-lay strikini* it rich. ���
in Indian named Atichewan.   The   mm- i      t is not miended in this arnde or    ho ,
. ui.,..n. aaM ia   dfol   much   Kith  tlie
'      '       '        r base !
I   'nalo .-1111.'   1, oi��il ,'ui.ttu 1,1 itear of tlie
and all tlie branches connected wilh  it���  > b..rb.u'u'.M  uuin-ii te.i l>y th��Oliiho-fl  -t-!
Mines Regulation Act, Ventilation,   Hor- j di,rs iu uatti,)^ uu ttt�� uirysu��oi the ili-ail
in��T. Smkttijs', I'uiuping,   Winilitt...   ilau
age, Modes nl Workim;, nnd Sui've,i ..;
Tlvi iii?olr,gv ofco.tl is   nol   :,   subjec
derer took up a  position   in   n   lit
                 humtur 1 follmvtnu ones to
ground and'delied arrest all dav,  bui   in     prospectinK for coal and precious or
the. evening was shot dead by the mount '  metals but rather to treat of coal mining
ed police.
I !u: London United Press correspon
dent learns that Nim Zealantl is willing
10 negotiate a  commercial   treaty   with
CHINESE   BRUTALITY.
Ily T. I N'.MiAii, Union,
COMOX      SiL"W"     MILL
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough aiid Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed
uroxn-iA"R/T   BRO 9 ���
Canada.
Thos. A. Wood and Ceo. A, Muff arc j
tin1 nomine* s in Cowichan-Alberni dis ,
irict for scat in legislature made vacant I
by elevation of Theodore Davie. The j
election take*; place April iSth.
Japanese .' reman Osaka  was  cm
to death ill   frank   pit   if   the   strainer
Cutch, Wednesday morning Just   as   the
vessel   was   leaving   Johnston's    wharf,
Nanaimo.
Thc charges preferred against   Police |
--_a^-___ CC
been investigated with   tho   result  that
which can be treated   of  alone   without
'nto [he general formalion   of   the
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Theobald & Brakes
P.O.  Uoi IM.
House, Sign' and
Ornamental
Painters
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole   Agents  for
White Enamel
and    Gold
Signs.
EtimSlDl BAMT
We supply the best of
Bread. Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and FridaysandatUnion
every week day.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
KENWAKD& PROCITEB.
nui to perpendicular.   As every one of | ni-rcy ia nubility's trim
r strata owes its   existence ! Cl-hiotia cwrtuinly do uc-t uaderatand*   Can
,jration of a  previously con ��� ----.,-          ,
���   ���    ^  .i.,t, B'gut uf Blion atnu-itK'H  WOUld  ne dUpoM't
VUK will aond you by mail fnr 25
v*    oontB a porous plaster, or six
for 81.2$, for relief of piuna in bft-ok
or choat.
Add r 083:
C.H.Bowpb, druggidfc,
27 Johnson *-t..
Vjcturm. ii.C
1 nno.daiiu thu *.rtflifi��d left hulpleAl
ou tho bitti�� Hi-ld Tt 'i- hiuiiility RUrj-wa
us �� uu IhA" of I'lvu-i A "li'jii'cu-i iz is
naid 1 -���*.-. tin h yh-   oB rh��   uiinniiiia   r-teds
BninBint.iineL-encraii'.r,''...,.'.'   ...   ..." 1 ���,*-'1""'"1'"1'���*" * ' ���*������'' l��l��-'M."�� ����� ,*h��
earth's nriist. When we'cimetocxamine J*l-y��*��*-y- 1*'��"--""l Jh�� ">l "< P"''
the outer crustot the earth ��itli  lhe  pre     A}^n'-    1"<!V'7 .""*',Uv "'��'. ",e fa"
cision ofsriemltic mcihocls, ��e Hud   that I ��    .' l^ZTl  1V," V.l. .  117' U
,  .   . , . i. I stall' Incur rtapoen'nu t��- eatar a   room   m
5l,cd i it is not uiiiloi-m, but consists nl distinct ! ��������� ���, h�� Ctiiiiwii birru k., -hrnnk baok
layers lytuj* one pver the other. Lorn at thl, H hv ���r , |lmst hmMl. am, atr���.
mencing at tin. surface ol the earth in I ,,imiJ ,���,.������ ���|���,u)t t���0 r,.vl>|ti111( to m.utiim
lempcrntc regions, ue find n variable ! N��il��,l tight to thn wall w.rn tha limba ol
amount of soil- overlying-���sand, gra\el i a body, whilu tbo body itmlf atulF-d with
and clay, all mure or less cemented to- | 9-���iio. nnd iml.Me.. wis tlin.wu miiIb. In
Semeant Hnvwnod of Vtncouver have ' ?c'hei', Henenth this we come to harder I nnntbor inmuu* oyeh,dl�� had be��u plucktd
���'   '   ���   '   ���     '��� '..'.. I material, disposed in layers,   the   inclimi 1 Irnm the >tickot wnh   tlm   hfj.d   Dail.d ta
the officer is CNoneratcd i lions nf which tn the horizon  are   widely I tbe culling, and tho Chinrae wero'baiqiiot-
J. I-I. Simpson has been appointed   Po i tlifferent, ranginK all the tva)   from  hon- | ting ritjhi nnrl.^ thoae  hnrriOT! Jludwrl
lice MaKistrale for Nanaimo,   Thc coun- j z"n
oil of that city is getting badlv mixed up : these Jayei
in civic affairs, jusl   al   present   wasting j '",l,     ,      -  . .    ,    ,     ,   .
lime and lhe people's money  in   ���**������'  ! snlidaied mass, it is clearly obviou
useless appointments.
Robert Willinmson suvd   the  luj   ui  ., .   .    ..       ..       .    .      .      ,	
New   Westminsier  for   S?S"   damages     Ihis point is lhe line of demarkalion be. i clwl*     ���  .,   KIMal,\M
��� ���     * to hnve been suslnined   by  him , tjveen stratified and  uiistrattfied  rockai     ohioeH, ,,���  Dm)(.r  ������, ,wor(1, M fott
'���-*--*-- -'-��� .'���   ! that is, the sediment from which the low     Arlb))r,   There are, howev.r, eyldrocei to
est stratified rocks have beeu forined is ,��������. ttlat ,.,��� ,|,l|m���e.c t���i,|,���ra retrained
not.recognizable. Ihese lowestslratified , tbeuufdveH aa muoh aa oirounihianoes per-
rocks have received the nnme of the Lnu- I mittid, Nodutihtthe majority of .Uiu
rentian scries, and il is in lliem lhat the i lo��t tl-pir liven in attempting opjjoeitinii, or
oldest knrwn li.s^il has been found. to ua,-.ipH under the di-gulae nl pracoful oit-
'I'he rucks forming this crust have been izuis. Of cotu-ae there may havo been annie,
divided into thi ee great geological periods i innocent penple aooldi ntly killed, bnt inch
of time, and these periods again are sub I  i* an inevitable causality of ��var.
divided w'th reference tu certain forma- j  ��_  .	
linns. The three great.periods are called
Primary or Paleozoic, Secondary or Mes
ozoic, and Tertiary or Cainozoic. These
periods have the following stratified rocks
assigned to them;
Primary nr Paleozoic��� I.aurentian,
Cum iri-i!   Sil
B*aaaTaTaTaTa*fa*a*aTa*a��-a-a-aTaTa-a-a-aa-aaaaaaaa..^wa^.^K      I    v-';11
Service will be conducted n   i Sal
at ihe usual   ours in ll Morning     Oolitic, and i
i  bftdga"��� what tbu
at ui.;1its1iu*I.   Can
imagine tbo *ii|>uiiobb   uo dieis  at  the
a. t nf puoh atrooittes  would  bo diapnaod
' ! there must be a point beyond which it is I t" turn their cl..,  oh, ok tn the ouemy?
;  impossible to trace lhe   stratified   rocks.      If'oy are, to U .are, m.d.r rigid   nulitary
i    .       .1  iiipci].!tiit.', but ut er al),  they  aro human
1 1"""   "e'  !  - -    Ta   ..���,���.  that  Ihonaaad-    ol
~���^^^^^ if defective sidewalk.
The case was heard before Judge Bole,
The jury returned i verdict for defendant,
lhe judge allowing costs for plaintiff.
GRACE METHOJOIST CH"JE(JiI
Serviced April 14tb, ii a. m. -"The Re
surreclion," -j p. m., ���''Covetousness."
(Tenth Commandment,) Sabbath school
and Bihle class, 2. 30, p. in. Prayer
meeting, Thursday, 7.30 p. m.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURGH.
TENDERS.
Addressed to Building Committee in
care of Or. Lawrence will be received up
to noon ofthe 15th inst. for the erection
11.
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II
���
11 is    ...
Rev. D.  il
Sabbath school 2  \i in     '
3  p.  in.    Prayer   meeting   Wednesday
evening 7. :o.
Tertiary   ou   Cainoxoii    Eocene,
:--: ..--,. .      and
...   '   . 1 veil
itions tn
-    '
-
..    er ol      - nd M
IVfrl
���      ���       ,    . ���������:������.   : tOt      1
I  not really lhe   case;  but they   are   the
Mar.'. yth
Building ���  ' n.T.-.tt .
Knglish Church. ���* i*��V-'.
UM)ER A CLOUD.
THEILLINO TALE OP HCMAN LIFE.
CHAPTEP XXXIX.
QUEST'S   Sflm;ESTION.
Stratton did not move, but atood as it
loat io thought while in voluntarily Gueat'B
eyes were directed towards the door on his
left.
A key had always been visible, in old
times, by the handle���a key about which
Guest had bantered hiB friend and cut
jokes in which the spirit'Stand and Mrs.
trade's name were brought into contact.
But there waB no key there r-ow, and he
recalled how Stratton had endeavored to
keep him away from that door, A trifle
then, but looking singularly suggestive
now.
A dozen little facts 1'egan to grow and
thread into horrors, all pointing to the
cause of Stratton's sudden change, and
I'trengthening Guest's ideaB that there
:uust have been a <*uarrcl on tlie morniu/,;
appointed for the wedding, possibly connected with money matters, and then in a
tit of rage amlexcitement���disappointment
perhapB, at not willingly receiving the
help he had anticipated���a blow had been
h truck, one that unintentionally had
proved fatal.
All Gueat'B ideas Bet in this direction,
und once started everythiuit litted iu
exactly, sn that at last he felt perfectly
convinced that his friend had killed
Brettison and in some way disposed of the
body.
>trattou stcod there by thc fireplace,
pale, haggard, antl wrapped in thought,
apparently utterly unconscious of his
friend's presence, till Guest took u step or
two forward and reBted his hand upon the
table.
"Well, Stratton, what have you to auyV
There waa no anawer. Stratton gazed
at him with a far-oiT, fixed stare, full of
helpleas misery, which drew his friend far
nearer in heart, and he spoke more   freely
DOW.
���'Come," he said; "speak out. In spir.e
-of evorything, 'J am your old friend. I
want to help you.   Will you trust   me V
"Trust you ? Yes," aaid Stratton alowly,
"Tell me, then, everything, beginning
rom the morning when you were to be
married."
Stratton alowly shook hiB head.
"Come,man; this ie no time for reticence. ���
Tell me all," cried Guest, excitedly; and he
Hpoke in a hoarse whisper, and glanced to
door and window, as if afraid of being
overheard.
There was the same desponding movement.
" I will not be dragged into any confession." said Stratton fiercely. "It is my
secret, and 1 will tell it to none. I have a
right to keep my own counsel. Vou have
a right to denounce me if you like. If you
speak, you can force me to no greater
puuishment than I suffer now."
" Then it is alt true !" groaned Guest,
" You killed him, and hid him there ?"
Stratton uttered a mocking laugh.
" That door I" aaid Gueat huskily.
Twice over you have stopped rne from
going there. Your manner haa been that of
a guilty man, and I am forced to share the
knowledge of your crime."
"No," Baid Stratton, speaking now with
a look of calm contempt ; "you share no
knowledge���you shall share no knowledge.
You say I killed him and hid him there ;
where are your proofs ? You have brought
in the police, and they have searched.
What bave you found ? Again, I say,
where are your proofs ?"
Guest looked at him wildly, and hia lips
parted, but he uttered no sound.
"Let me rest, my good |fellow, let me
rest. You (are warring against your own
happiness in trying to pry in mattera that
are naught to you. I will not blight your
future, Percy Guest, by letting you share
any secrets of mine. There, good-night,
J want to be alone."
Guest tried to recommence the argument,
and to master the man who looked bo pitifully weak.butsoinehow the other's will was
too powerful, and he had to yield, leaving
the chambers at last with a shudder of
horror, and feeling that he could never take
���Stratton by the hand again.
For the man aeemed changed. There
was a mocking, almost triumphant, look in
lis eyea as he took ihe lamp from the table,
and followed Guest out to the landing to
stand there, holding the light over the mas*
Bive balustrade for hia friend to descend.
As Guest reached the bottom, he looked
up, aud there, by the light which fell full
upou Stratton'a face, was the strange,
mocking air intensified, and with a shiver
he hurried across the inn, feeling that the
mystery had deepened inatead of being
cleared.
His mtenlion was to huiry back to his
own chambers,feeling lhat it was impos-
fihle for him to go near Hourne Square,
k [towing what he did, but the yearning for
one   to share   his knowledge proved   too
rong.
nt" And   I    promise-)   that   she   should
are every secret,1' he laid to himself.
tihWhom am I to trust if I don't trust her !"
The result was that, with his brain in a
whirl of excitement, and hardly knowing
what he did, he leaped into tho first, cab,
and urged thu man to drive fast, while he
uank back iuto the corner, and tried to
make plana.
"I won't tell her," he decided at laat.
"I'll sec the admiral, and he will advise rne
what to do."
ile altered his mind directly, "ft will
be betraying poorjMaloolm," lie thought ���
but swayed round again directly after.
"I ought to tell him," he said. "It ia a
Juty. He stood to him almost in the
position of a father, and, for Myra's sake,
cjugnt *.o know : and Heaven knows I want
someone to advise me now.1'
He changed his plans half a dozen timea
before he reached the square but that of
telling   tbe  admiral   under  a  pledge of
, secrecy was in the aacendant when the
cah drew up to the door.
It was opened by Andrewa.
"The admiral in ?" he asked.
"Yea, sir, but he'a aaleep in the library.
Miss Myra ia in her chamber, sir���not very
well to-night, but Miss Edith is in the
drawing room."
GueBt went upstairs, and,upon entering,
Kdie rushed at him, when ail his planB
went for naught.
"Oh, how long you have been," ahe
panted, aa she caught his hands. "Have
you seen him '; "
"Yes."
"Have you found out anything ?"
"Yes."
"Is it dreadful?"
"Too dreadful to tell you, dearest," he
replied sadly.
"Then 1 won't know," Bhe said with a
sob. "Oh, my poor, darling Myra ! She
will die of a broken heart, 1 know, I
know."
(luest tried to comfort her aud she grew
more calm,
"I cannot���I dare not tell you.'
"Not tell me���and you aaid you loved
me !
"Ab I do with aP my heart."
"Then you cannot keep anything from
me."
"I'll tell your uncle, and ask his opinion
first."
"No, no, J'ercy. I must know now���I
muBt, indeed. No matter how terrible,you
cannot keep it from me."
"Hut it is like betraying the man whom
I'd give anything to save."
"Save ?  Save irom what'!"
Don't press me, dearest," he said tenderly. "TruBt me that it is beat for you not
to know."
"Percy, dear," she Baid gently,as Bhe laid
her hand upon his arm ; "you can trust
me. I always knew there must be some*
thing very terrible to make Mr. Stratton
benave toward poor Myra as he did, and
you and I have been plotting and planning
to lind it out, in tbe hope that it would
prove o be a trouble we could bridge over,
and bring them together again. You have
discovered it all then at last?"
"Yes."
"Then tell me."
"I cannot���I dare not."
Edie was silent for a few moments, aa
she sat gazing straight before her into the
dimly lit bask drawing room, her eyes
suffused with tears, as she at last said in a
whisper:
"You asked me the other day if J would
be your wife."
*' And you promised me an answer when
I knew al I," said GueBt, cutting the ground
om beneath his feet.   -
"And now you know, and I'll tell you,"
ahe said, hardly above her breath. "Yes,
Percy, some day when we have made poor
Myra happy."
"Then it will never be," he said despairingly.
"Let me judge," she whispered. And he
told her alt,
"But���but I don't quite understand,"
sho faltered ; *" you think, then���oh, it iB
Loo horrible���you thiuk, then, he had killed poor Mr. Brettison, nis friend ?"
" Yes," said Guest slowly and thoughtfully. "It must have been that. lean*
not see a doubt."
" Ah !"
They started to their feet at the piteous
sigh which came from the back drawing
room, and it was followed by a heavy fall,
Myra had entered in time enough to hear
the terrible charge, and for her life seemed
to be at an end.
Meanwhile Stratton had stood motionless, gazing down into the dark pit formed
by the staircase, with the light of the lamp
! he held shiniug full on his haggard face,
made more painful by the smile which
contracted the lower parts of his countenance, till the last echo of his friend's steps
died out, when he turned slowly and walked
into his room, closing and fastening both
doors.
Then his whole manner changed.
He rushed to the table, Bet down the
lamp so lhat the glass shade rattled and
nearly flew out of the holder; then, crossing
quickly to a cabinet, he took out a decanter and glaaa, poured out a heavy draught
of brandy, aud gulped it. down.
The glass almoat dropped from his hand
to the table, and he clasped hig brow, to
stand staring before him fighting to recall
hia thoughts.
Twice over he threw his head back, and
shook it aa if something compressed his
brain and confused him. Then the stimulant he had taken began to act, and he
went to a drawer and took out a new screwdriver, with which, sf'.er seeing that the
blinds were down and the curtains drawn
over the window, he crossed to the door on
the left of the fireplace ; but only to turn
away again, and take up the lamp and place
it on a stand, so that it should light him in
the work he had in hand.
He was alert and eager now, as, with
deft touches,   he forced the screw-driver
under a piece of moulding at the top and
front edge of the door, wrenched them off,
and bared some half dozen soruw*heads.
These he rapidly turned   and  withdrew,
laying them down one by one till all were
out, wheu, from au inner pocket, he took
out a key, unlocked the door, threw it open,
aud went into the bathroom, lamp in hand.
Placing it on the polished lid, he rapidly
toiled on till  these screws were taken out
in turn, when, lifting the lamp with  his
left hand, he threw up thc lid   with his
right, and stood staring down into thc bath
with a shudder, which rapidly passed away.
|    The lid fell with a heavy, dull  sound,
| and, with a curious, woudering look, he
' turned and went slowly  back to his table,
i set down the lamp, caught it up again, and
j walked iuto the bathroom, where he again
set down the lamp, tore a fly-leaf from a
j letter in his pocket, folded it into a spill,
; and lit it at the lam) chimney,
1     "Will it burn slowly or explode at once '.'"
| he Said,   with a   reckless laugh.    "loot's
sec !*' and once more he threw up the lid.
CHAPTER XL.
FOR HIS SAKK.
Edie rushed to her cousin where she lay
prone on the carpet.her face turned toward
the shaded lamp, whuh threw its soft light
upon her face, and, even then, in her horror, the girl thought had never
looked so beautiful before, wnile, as Guest,
full of remorse, joined her, he felt ready to
bite oat his tongue in impotent rage,
against himself for a boyish babbler in making known to two gentle wo-nen his fearful
discovery at the chambers.
"Shall I ring?" he said excitedly ; and
he was halfway to the bell before Edie
checked him.
"Ring? No ; you absurd man !" Bhe cried
impatiently. " Lock the doors. Nobody
must know of this bu. 'is. Here, quick,
water!"
Guest was hurrying to obey the business-
like little body's orders about the door
when she checked him again.
"No, no ; it would make matters worse.
Nobody is likely to come till uncle leaves
the library. Water. Throw those Sowers
out of that great glass bowl."
Guest obeyed, and bore the great iridescent vessel, from which he had tossed some
orchids, to her Bide.
"That's right. Hold it closer. Poor
darling ! My dearest Myra, what have you
done to suffer all this terrible pain '.*"
There were drops other than the cold
ones to besprinkle the white face Edie had
lifted into her lap,as she sat on the floor,
bending down from time to time to kiss
the marble forehead and contracted eyelids
as she spoke.
"Percy dear,'' she said, as he knelt by
her, heipful,but in spite of the trouble, full
of mute worship for the clever little body
before him.
His eyes meta hers, aud flashed their delight, as the second word aeemed to clinch
others which Bhe had spoken that night.
" This is all a secret. Even undo must
not know yet till we have had a long talk
with aunt. She can be quite like a lawyer
in giving advice."
Myra turned her head slightly on one
side, and muttered a few incoherent words
in a low, weary tone; and at last opened
her eyea to let them rest on Guest's face as
he knelt by her.
There waB no recognition for a few
moments, as she lay back, gazing dreamily
at bim. Then thought resinned its power
in her brain, and her face was convulsed
by a spasm.
Starting up, she caught his arm.
"Is it all true?" Bhe cried, in alow,
husky whisper.
Guest gave her a pitying, appealing look,
hut he did not speak.
"Yea, it muat he true," ahe said, as she
rose to her feet, and stood supporting
herself by Gueat's arm, while Edie held
her hand. "You have not told anyone ?"
she said eagerly.
" No ; I came here as aoou as I knew."
" Where is Mr. Stratton '."
" At his chambers."
" And you, his friend have left him at
such a time ?"
" It was at his wish," said Guest gently,
" his secret is safe with me."
" Yes, he trusts you. I trust you. Percy
Guest, Edie, even if be ia guilty, he must
be saved. No, nn it coura not be guilt. I
must not be weak now. He may be innocent, and the law can be cruel. Who
knows what may be the case !"
She pressed her hands to her temples for
a few momenta, and then the power to
think grew clearer.
" Go to him���from me. Tell him I bid
him leave England at once. Leave with
him, if you can bo of help. Stop. He is not
rich. Edie, all the money you have. Mr.
Guest, take this, too, and I will get more.
Now go, and remember that you are hiB
friend. Write to me am1. Kdie,and we will
send; but, though all is over, let me know
that hiB life is safe."
Guest caught the hand Bhe extended with
her purse and Edie's, kissed it reverently,
and closed the lingers tightly round the
purses, and gently thrust them from him.
" What!" Myra cried passionately;
"you refuse?"
"I want to help you both," he replied
gravely.
"0 Percy!" cried Edie, with the tearB
starting to her eyes, and her tone of re*
preach thrilled him.
' Don't speak to me like that," he said.
11 You mean well, but to do what you say
is to condemn him at nnce in everybody's
sight. It is all so foreign to my poor
friend's nature that, even knowing what I
do, I cling to the belief in his innocence."
" Yea; he must bo innocent," cried
Myra.    " He could nnt be what you say."
"Then should 1 be right in taking
money and your message, saying to him,
though not in words���' Kly for your life,
like a hunted criminal' ? I could not do it.
Myra, Edie���think, pray, what you are
urging. It would be better advice to him
to say���' Give yourself up, and let a jury
of your fellow-countrymen decide,  "
" No, no," cried Myra ; " it is too horrible. You do not know; you cannot aee
what he is sutTering���-what his position is.
I must act myaelf. It cannot, it cannot be
true !"
" Myra I" whispered Edie, clinging to
her.
" What ? Aud yon side against me, too?"
" No, no, dear ! How can you apeak
such cruel worda ? You know I would do
anything for your sake."
Half mad with mental agony, Myra repulsed her with a bitter laugh.
" Anything but this,"she cried. "There
it is, plain enough. He speaks, and you
cry ' llarken I is he not wise.' He aaya,
- Let him be given up to justice for the
mob to howl at bim and say he must
die' Die': Oh, no, no, no, it is too
horrible !   He muat���he shall ie saved!"
In her agony she made a rush for the
door, but Iwfore she was half way there,bhe
tottered, and would have fallen but for
G-iest's ready arm. He caught her just in
time, and bore her to a couch, where she
lay back sobbing hysterically fnr a few
moments, Imt only tu master Her emotion,
draw her cousin to her breaat, and kiss
her again and again before holding out her
hand to Guest.
11 Forgive me !" she whisperer.. " These
long months of suffering have made me
weak���half-in ad. My lips spoke, not iny
heart. You both ure wiser than I am.
Help me, and tell me what to do."
"I will help you, and help him, in every
way I ean," said Guest gently, as he hold
thc thin white hand in his, "Now let me
talk coolly to you���let us look the matter
plainly in the face, and see bow matters
atand. I am speaking now ae the lawyer
not as the friend���yes, as the friend, too
but our feehnga must not carry us away,"
Myra struggled wilh her emotion, and
pressed the hand which held hers firmly-
Guest was silent for a few momenta and
stood as if collecting his thoughts and reviewing his position.
"There is no need for taking any immediate steps," he said. "The scene that
took place to-night was forced on by my
precipitancy, and the danger to Stratton
has passed away. To-morrow I will see
him again, and perhaps he will be mora
ready to take me into his confidence, for
there is a great deal more to learn, I am
sure."
"It is not as bad as you imagined."
"After what took place to-night I can't
say that," Guest replied sadly ; "but there
are points I have not yet grasped. An
accident���a fit of passion���a great deal
more than I have yet learned."
"Then go to him to-night," said Myra
eagerly. "I will go with you. He shall
not think tbat all who love forsake him in
the hour of his need."
���'Myra!"
"I oannot help it,"she cried,springing up.
"Did I not go to him when that suspicion
clung to him���that he was treacherous and
base ? Even then in my heart I felt |_
could not be true. Yes, I know what yo���
say ; he has tacitly confessed to this dread*
ful crime, but we do not know all. I saw
that Malcolm Stratton coubi not be base
If he has taken another's life, I know, I
feel all the horror ; but he has not been
false or treacherous to the woman he loved,
and it waB ou account of this horror that he
shrank baok that day. To insult���tc treat
me with contempt ? No; to spare me, Edie,
and my place is at his side."
"No , not now," Baid Guest firmly. "I
will go back to-night. Trust me, please,
and have faith in my trying to do what is
for the best."
There was a few moments' silence, and
then Myra spoke again faintly, but with
more composure,
"Yes, we trust you, Mr. Guest. Don't
think any more about what 1 said. Come
to me again soon with news. I shall be
dying for your tidings. Yes," she said,
with a weary Bigh,as she clung to his hand,
"dying for your news. Only promise me
this ; that you will not deceive me in any
way. If jt is good or bad, you will
come."
"You must know," said Guest quietly,
"Boouer or later. I will come aud tell you
everything."
"Then go now���go to him."
"Your father ? He will think it Btrange
that I have been and gone without seeing
him."
"No ; you have been to see ub. I will
tell him everything when we are alone.
GoooVnight.
"Good-night."
Guest hurried back to the inn, but all
was dark there; aud, on going on to Sarum
Street,he knocked at the door in vain.
"I can do no more," he aaid; and he went
slowly back to his own rooms.
(TO   UK CONTINUED.)
LOCATING SUNKEN WRECKS.
A Telephonic Device to Km I Hulk* at ibe
Ito Horn of Ibe Ocean.
Capt. MacEvoy, a French naval officer,
has succeeded iu applying the telephonic
principle to a submarine "revelator," which
jb intended to detect the hulks of sunken
vessels in the depths of the ocean. The
magnetic action exercised by great quanti*
ties of metal upon finely balanced electric
instruments furnishes the basis he worka
upon.
The *2llicacy of the little inatrument has
been tested, aB by its indication the hulk
of the Russian ironclad Roussalka, which
had foundered in a storm in the Finnish
Sea, was successfully located in more than
thirty-six fathoms of water. So exactly
could the officers determine the berth of
the sunken vessel that the divers lauded
under 'he bow of the hulk at the first
descent.
The apparatus consists of a Hughes
induction balance. Two spirals of equal
si/e and shape are connected with induction j
currents of equal strength. A third spiral '
placed in the exact centre between the two
and connected with a telephone, will remain neuter, and no Bound can be heard at
the telephone. If the central spiral is
shifted tu the right or left���that is nearer
to one af the spirals than to the other���a
distinct Bound can be heard in the tele*
phone. If the centre spiral remains in its
place, but a piece of iron ia brought near to
one of the lateral spirals, the induction
current in the spiral nearest the iron is
increased in strength aud the telephone
sounds tho alarm, announcing that the
equilibrium has been upset in some manner.
Tlie inductive balance may be lowered to
iny depth. A well-insulated cable connects
it with the very sensitive telephone situated
in the navigation room. The cable ought
to be long enough to allow deep-sea
researches in 2,000 or more fathoms depth.
The apparatus may also be successfully
used to find or locate lost anchors, chains
or other metal objects, even cables. It cau
be applied to the announcing of the approach of other steamers at a distance.
Coast defense and naval defense can make
much of the revelator in the future.
THE QUEEN'S VISIT.
Preparations for llrr Kouj-iarn at Wee���
Extraordinary PreraullOHS Taken far
Her fttfelr.
A despatch from London says:���The
Queen will leave on Wednesday for Nice.
The hotels aud villas at Cemie/. hired for
the Queen and her suite having been turned
inside out, and, in fact, almost rebuilt, it is
now announced that th** place is a fit habjta*
tion for England's sovereign. A posae of
English and French detectives are already
un thc spot, on the lookout for prowling
strangers. The precautions taken exceed
anything hitherto c<>r.sidered necessary in
the Queens' Continental journeys, and
people are wondering whether there is any
special need for them. As far as can be
ascertained, however, they are almost entirely due to l'resident Faure's nervousness
at having u foreign monarch on French soil,
and his determination that nothing shall
be allowed to imperil her safety in the
remotest degree or mar her pleasure. If
Monsieur Faure be not careful be will
overshoot the mark, for there is nothing
the Queen detests so much as making a fuss.
Rev. Wm. Peer, formerly of Freelton, is
pastor of the Baptist church at Hespeler.
PURELY CANADIAN NEWS.
INTERESTING ITEMS ABOUT  OUR
OWN COUNTRY.
Gathered From Various r.il.il. iron, id-,
Atlantic lo the Pacific
A flax mill is to be built at Zurich.
Chatham wants to be created a city.
Scarlet fever in prevalent at Penville
A cheese factory may be built at   El.
mira.
A block of stores is to be built at Arthur.
Ducks are plentiful about Point Edward.
Oil Springs' fineorchestra has disbanded.
Munis are still rampant at Craighurst.
The woolen mill, Elora, is to be enlarged.
Arkona is talking of organizing a fire
company.
St. John's church, Wyoming, h.i, a
Ladies' Literary Society,
A grand fox hunt took place this wjek
near Walkerville.
The Mitchell Square Sunday school has
a hne new library.
Gleneoe is to have a curling club, and
ha. revived its band.
A largo balded.headed eagle was shot
near Florence last week.
A tine oil well has been struck at Wil.
soncroft, near Petrolea.
Angus is shipping large quantities of
basswood to Newmarket.
Jarratt's Corners talks of building a
foundry aud machine shop.
Business on the St. Clair branch of the
M. C. R. is very activs.
A hig robbery of a hardwure store recently took place at Tilbury.
Bradford will employ a night watchman
to look out for incendiaries.
James Kdwards, au old pioneer resilient
of Warwick, recently died, aged SJ.
Mr, John Mahoney, an old resident of
Pualinoh, hanged himself in his barn,
Large quantities of hay have been ship-
ped to the States aud England from Crce-
more.
W, .!. Pitterson has been elected as
president of the Ottawa Trades and Labor
Council.
Hy a majority of Mi, Walkerton electors
have decided that cows may run at large
in that town.
The old St, Andrew's church, Goderich,
has been sold, and will be converted into a
warehouse.
Kev. A. P. McDonald.fornierly of Fore.it,
has accepted a call to become paBtor ot the
Dundas Baptist church.
Mrs. Koberts, wife ofa clergymin recea tly
arrived from Liverpool, died suddenly ou
Tuesday at Winnipeg.
Ike Wallace, of Sarnia, Lambton'e champion wood sawyer, is out with a challonire
to aaw against any man in Canada.
One hundred cats are kept as pets by
Mrs. Morley, of Montreal. Eighteen hoys
were recently arrested for stoning them.
The Waterloo street Methodist church
Stratford, has extended an invitation to the
Rev. J. H. Cook, of Granton, to become ite
pastor.
In Sarnia there is a by-law providing that
anyone found in a state of intoxication,
whether disorderly or not, may be run in.
to sober up.
Edward Martin, a Sarnia seaman, is reported to have been left a fortune of 12
million franca by thc death of an uncle in
Havre, France. '
There is a movoment on foot in Chatham
to unite the Christian Endeavor Societies
of the town in a crusade against dancing
and card playing.
William Hyndman, of Hamilton, walked
to hia work through tho heavy snow, and
dropped dead soon after reaching the mill
where he was employed.
The city of London debentures have ben
sold at 101.78, which yield 329.32 per
cent.per annum, the higheat price obtained
by tender for debentures outside of Gov.
ernment issue,
Kingston druggists have asked the City
Council to pass a by-law compelling them
to close their stores at eight o'clock. Eight
druggists want the measure passed, and
one refuses.
A spider's leg cut off the larger portion
of the town from its share of electric light
on Monday. The insect got inside a con
verier, and established a short circuit,
breaking the connection.
At a funeral in Quebec the hearse got
stuck in tho snow, and oould not be moved.
The horses were unhitched and the hearse
with the body therein left standing iu the
road until next morning.
Thc Hamilton Radial Electric Railway
Co. has given notice that it will apply for
en amendment of its charter to allow it to
operate the Guelph and Berlin branches by
either steam or eleetricity,
Mr. J. Baker of Stayner, attends to tlio
duties of road commissioner, fire engineer,
chief constable, caretaker of cemetery, truant olfioer and pound-keeper in that town
for 1895 at a salary of $400.
The Rev. Mr. Silcox, of the Emmanuel
Congregational ohurch, Montreal, oue ��f
the best known preachers in that city, hw
resigned his pastorate because ne held
some views in advance of his congregation.
Mr. James Gibson,one of the oldest reel
dents of Stratford, is dead. Twenty year,
ago he was a prosperous citizen, and woe
for years a oonduotor on the G, T. R. Latterly he wub employed as porter at tlio
Victoria House.
Tho total Bro losses for Canada for liH
roached So, 233,200, and the insurance lotses
$3,388,550, as against $6,232,530 and S3 ���
1155,730 lnl8B3. For 1892 the total loss
was ��5,2(10,0011, and the insurance loss was
83,305,250.
J. Hurd, who is doing time at the Kingston penitentiary for robbing a man lamed
Pollock, of Linwood, is one of lie best
electricians in America. During the Vorld'a
Fair he superintended tho working of the
electrical machinery there.
Where She Isn't.
Mrs. Oldstyle���Ib Mrs. Newage at home';
Servant���Mrs. Newageisan enanoipated
woman, ma'am.   She ia never at home. ABOUT THE HOUSE.
The Things We Leave Undone.
11 Isn't tho thing you do, dear,
We the thing you leave undone.
Which gives you a bit of a heartache
At the sett ing of the aun.
The tender word forgotten,
Thr) letter you did not writ**,
the flower you might have sent, dear,
Are your haunting ghost-* to-night.
Vlie stone you might have lifted
Out of a brother s way.
The bit of heartsomo counsel
You were hurried too much to say,
The loving touch of the hand, doar,
The gentle and winsome tone
That you had no time or thought for
With troubles enough of your own -
These littio acts of kindness,
So easily out of mind,
Thf.se chances tobe angcl��
VS'hich even mortals And,
'hoy como in night and silence.
Kuril chill, reproachful wraith,
When hope Ia faint and flagging
\ lid a blight has dropped on faith.
For life Ib all too short, dear.
And -orrow is all too great
To snller our slow compassion
Thut tarries until too late;
Anl it'*-; not tho thing >'��" do dear,
It's the thing you leavo undone
Which gives you tho bitter honrtacho
At tho sotting of the sun.
In the Dining Room.
A silonce cloth of felt or canton flannel
should always be spread under a table
cloth.
Fruits in variety tastefully arranged with
green leaves make a handsome table
ornament,
A*, meals at lui-st peoplo have a right to
expe.'t pleasant talk, and oven the merest
trivialities are more welcome than the suggestion of strife or argument.
Thc wator glass should bo filled within
about half an iuch ot the top, aud the same
common sense rulo of moderation should
prevail in the general serving of the food.
The very best dinner served in an uncomfortably heated dming-room palls upou the
appetite and the appearance of the food,
thc dishes und the general manner in which
the food is put upon the table largely affect
the inclination of the dinner, agreeably or
otherwise.
J'inner cloths and napkins should beof
snowy white damask finished at the edges
with a hand-made hem, and if ornamented
With a nijnogra'ii or initals these should be
embroidered with white silk or linen (loss
They Bhould bo soft laundried, the cloth
ironed with as tew folds as possible, and
the napkins simply folded square.
Pretty Trifles.
��� '.ils that want to lend a specially festive air to their best frocks when they
near them du very dressy occasions are
adding flower collars. These are made of
satin ribbon on which are sown, very close
together, some flowers without foliage. A
pretty one is of lavender ribbon thickly
sewn with violets, Another is pink with
w.ld-rose blossoms, and a third is whito
with white azaleas, These collurs take
the placo of the regular stock collar, and
aie tinished with a bow in the back  .
lace skirts will be worn again this summer with tho dressy silk waists that aro
still a prominent feature of fashion. Theso
waists are now cut with as much exacti-
'..ude as any waist, and are adjusted
smoothly over close-fitted Huings, so that
one can only admire them as most becoming and useful adjuncts to the toilet. The
carelessly fitted blouse is a thing of the
past, happily for the wearers ; and, al*
though blouso otlects arc given, it is over
a rery trig lining, so it is only an eflect.
It -B simply tho difference between slouchi-
nest' and grace.
A Chapter on Pastry.
In making pastry mix it quickly, avoid
unnecessary handling,and bake immediately : unless it gets into the oven at once it
���will be tough and heavy. Never use the
hands to mix pastry, if you want it short
and flaky. Use, instead, a broad-bladed
knife.
It is better, when making pies, to use
ball and half, or one-third lard and two-
thirds butter,but puff paste should be mode
oi cutter alone, Use good, sweet butter,
and if possible use home rendered leaf lard.
Always sift the flour before using, add tbe
��� lis and thoroughly chop tbe shortening in
the flour. Use enough ice-cold water to
hold .ill together, handling as little as pos
Kngland, given in tho Home Journal: One
quart of flour, four eggs, one-halt cup of
melted butter, one cup of warm milk, half
a yeast cake, one half teaspoonful of soda
dissolved in hot water. Beat the eggs to
a stiff froth ��� add the milk, butter, soda
and a Uttle salt. Stir the flour to a smooth
batter and beat the yeast in well; set to
rise in a buttered dish, in which it must be
fcaked and sent to table. Let it rise six
hours. Bake steadily three-quarters of an
hour.
Head Cheese.���At this season, a recipe
for this article may be useful. Take the
heads, tongues and feet of young, fresh
pork, or any other pieces that are convenient. Having removed the skin, boil them
until the meat ia quite tender and can
easily be stripped from the bones. Then
chop it very fine, aod season it with salt
and pepper and ground cloves if you choose,
or sage leaves rubbed to a powder. Mix it
all well with your hand. Put it into deep
pans with straight sides, and press it down
hard ami firm with a plate that will fit the
pan, putting the under side of the plate
next to the meat, and placing a heavy
weight on it. In two or three days turn it
nut of the pun and cut it into thin slices.
Use mustard und vinegar over it.
WEATHER PREDICTIONS.
I'riirtlrul IVople Now Pin Their lalih to
Hie iiodern Hetcorollsts In Preference
to the older school or Prophets.
The severity of the winter's weather, und
the suddeu and extreme changes experienced, have proved a serious strain upon the
theories of the popular weather prophets*
Indeed, the whole body of the older weather
wisdom has been discredited with practical
people since science and observation invaded the field, though, unfortunately, with
father serious results to its chief exponents.
For statistics agree, we believe, that since
the invasion tbe number of people who
become insane from tbe failure of weather
predictions has largely increased. The rea-
bou is, apparently, that the prophets
attempt to mix the new science with the
old conjecture, and in the inability to
harmonize their deductions, hopelessly
addle their brains. Still, there is no prospect
that popular weather prophecy will wholly
disappear, or that the popular weather
wisdom will cease to have any but an antiquarian interest. With the great mass of
the people the old school of weather seors
are still the favorites, and there is a sort of
unacknowledged wish ou the part of everybody that their forecasts may prove correct.
The human mind is always peering into the
future, and next to knowing the weather
���^or " to-morrow," wants to kuow the
weather three months hence. So long as
that desire remain**, there will be unlicensed
weather prophets, and popular faith in
them will be none the less strong because
they aro not confined to facts and observation, aud do not disclose their methods.
It is true that the regular school of
meteorologist", paid by government, have
declared, after careful deliberation, that
there is no law by which long periods of
weather can be forecast. But the desire
to play against chance is strong with most
people, who never quite cease to believe
that some perfect rule for beating it may
be fouud. Moreover there are many methods of weather forecast in the practice
of the past that are quite as accurate for
short periods as are the daily messages from
outposts and automatic records of modern
meteorology. The popular belief in th9
warning aflorded by a rainbow, or red sky,
at night or in the morning iB apparently
justified by results, and tho habits of
some animals aud of birds afford a fairly
accurate indication of approaching weather
changes. All people of middle age
will remember the leeches and the frog
on a ladder which, fifty years ago, in
many localities, still acted as the popular
barometer. The former often gave notice of
storms, by rising from the bottom of the
bottle, a full day in advance of their occurrence- and the frog could generally be dep-
pended on to climb up his step-ladder at
least twelve hours before the coming of rain.
The squalling of peacocks, the braying of
donkeys, and the aimless running of pigs
are also reliable indications of approaching
changes of weather.
Nevertheless,     practical   people    have
largely discarded the older weather lore, and
pinned their faith to tho modern meteoro-
Pinch off enough dough for oue crust I logists, who methods are at leost less mys-
roll lightly and roll  from you.    Use only   terious, and whose forecasts arc more gener
LOCOMOTIVES AND ENGINEERS.
last Kuo- and HUw Runs and Pimllarl-
tie* or Various Locomotives.
It takes about an hour to get Bteam
enough on an ordinary locomotive engine
to start it, from cold water. It is a familiar
fact that the water in the boilers of steam
fire engines in cities is kept hot while the
engine ia standing in the bouse by a pipe
connection with a boiler in the cellar underneath; when tbe engine starts it's own fire
is lighted. Locomotive engines that are
running regularly stand in the roundhouse
in the intervals between runs with their
fires banked. The fires are kept cleaned,
but they may not be hauled for weeks.
The practice varies somewhat in this respect. On some roads fires are hauled once
a week, on other roads they are kept up iu
engines for three or four weeks or more
continuously.
A locomotive engineer on one of the fastest runs out of a large city, says that he
has never seen un engine that would run as
fast us he would like to ride. No appro
houflio'i apparently la felt by the engiucer
ot a fast engine. Calmness is one of his
most noticeable traits; and i: ho worries at
all, it is because ho has got a hot box, or
something has happened ao that hu may
not be ablo to make the time, and not bo-
cause he is going through the air at fifty,
sixty, seventy miles an hour. But it should
be understood thutnonobut a man of perfect
nervo is likely to reach tbu footboard of a
fust engine,
Tnere is not a vast difference between
running at night and at day. signal lights
at night are plainer and can be seen at a
much greater distance than day signals.
The engineer must of course, keep constantly iu mind where he is, but he oomes
to know the country just as a pilot knows
his landmarks in the dark; and he has this
advantage of the pilot that he can't very
well get out of the channel. Most engineers prefer day runs, because it seems
more natural to work in the daytime, and
it is pleusauter.
Almost all locomotive engineers prefer a
fast run to a slow one. The fast trains
are the blue ribbons of the road. Aside
from the honor of running a fast train,
there is a very substantial advantage in
the hours. If an engineer simply stepped
iuto his cub iu the station and stopped out
again on his return, almost any run might
do well enough, bnt he doesn't do that;
he goes to the round house before- train
time and looks over the engine and sees
that it is in condition and properly supplied for the run, and in every way ready,
and he runB the engine to the station. All
this takes time. On his return he runs
the engine back to the round house; this
takes time, too, though not so much as the
timo spent before the run; but together
theae periods add materially to the length
of the engineer's hours. Taking these
duties into account, the great advantages of
a fast run are manifest ; the shorter the
time spent on the road, the shorter the
total time.
There is a common impression that no
two locomotive engines work just alike,even
though made from the same patterns. A
locomotive engineer of long ext-crience says
that the impression is correct. He says,by
way of illustration, that two high-grade
watches of the same pattern, and supposed
to be just alike, may not work the same
Way. One may not vary half a minute in
in six months and so be, practically, a
perfect timekeeper, while the other may
vary a minute in a month. It is so with
engines ; they do not work just alike. One
may steam and run better than the other.
The slightest variation iu finish or adjustment might besuflicient to cause this. When
the new engine has been run a year or so
it goes to the shop to be overhaulnd. With
it goes a report of the engineer who haB
run it on the engine's characteristics and
performance. If the engine has developed
any defocts they can usually be remedied
at this overhauling, and it may be that the
engine comes out on the road again aa smart
as any of ahem.
Keeping the Reins Dry.
Drivers are sometimes annoyed by the
plunging and splashing the horses make
with their iiobcs when driven to the water,
ing trough, wetting the reins and splashing
water over everything in their reaih. How
thia may be prevented iB shown in the ac.
companying illustration, Make a float of
any ordinary board, of just the size and
shape to cover the surface of the water in
flour enough on the rolling pin and board
to keep the dough from sticking. Nover
���reuse the pie tin, but dust slightly with
flour.
!'ieB should be baked in a moderately hot
* wi, to a light browu. Have the greater
beat on the bottom, that the under crust
may be well baked. A pie tbat is properly
naked will slip trom the tin with careful
handling, and if placed on a wirotramo
where tho air can pass under it, will cool
Without becoming moist. If tbe pie is
mclined to stick to the pie-tin, give tbe tin
u lew careful "flops" when you first take it
from the oven.
In making a juicy pie, pin an inch-wide
Klip of whito cloth around the edge of the
pie. This will prevent the juice from cook*
ng over the edge.
Recipes.
Cabbage Salad.���Have the cabbage chop**
ped fine and in a deep dish. Vut in a
stew-pan, over a rather hot fire, one cupful of thick sour cream. Stir in while
beating the yolks of three well-beaten eggs
Add a half a teaspoonful each of mustard
and sugir and butter the size of an egg,
with a dash of white pepper aud salt.
While cooking, stir in half a cupful of
strong vinegar. ThiB makes a smooth,
thick dressing, with a delicate creamy
taste, superior to the old method. Pour
���*ver the cabbage while hot, and mix thoroughly. ���M.   H. B.
Old-Fashioncd Tea-Cake.���This is an
excellent recipe for an old-fashioned tea-
���j&he which is "till very popular in New
ally reliable, than those of the older Bohool
of prophets. Their predictions are based on
telegraphic reports of changes of weather
or approaching storms from a system of
outposts acattorod along tbo coasts, reinforced by a large number of inland stations.
Differences in the height of the barometer
between the posts���by far the best data
for weather calculations���are also ascertained, androportod in time for tho probable changes which wilt follow to be determined. Temperature, the degree of
moisture in tho air, and the height and
courso of the clouds also figure in making
up tho forecast, only tho highest clouds,
the mare's tails, being taken into account.
The latter perhaps constitute ono of tho
suroat signs, their movement from the
northwest in clear weather, with others
rising in the west, boing almost certainly
followed by a southerly gale. Tho vast
area of this country, of cou 3 n, renders it
comparatively easy to note and report the
speed and itinerary of storms, and so to
foretell their coming far sooner than is
poaaible in other countries. But even with
all tbe advantages possessed by the new
science, it is pleasant to compare the note
of hesitation iu the utterance* of its observers with the easy assurance of the old-
fashioned propheta. It is an acknowledgement of the higher wisdom which directs
the winda and the storms, and makes them
ministers of His will, and of the divine
superintendence of all movements in the
heavens above and in the earth beneath.
The Switzers Love Freedom.
The people of Switzerland aro famous for
their passion for liberty. And this glorious
pasaion has bum conspicuously displayed
once more in an electoral conflict. For,
though free theoretically,the Switzers wore
not altogether free. Their liberty was
restrained in some rcBpects. For inatance,
n certain cantons no man, woman or child
was to remain unvaecinatcd. On the con-
trary, the law made vaccination curly in
life compulsory, and oven Buch as desired
it could not have the disease it prevents.
Naturally the poople wore restive under
this restraint, and chafed against, n as a
tiger iu a cage chafes aguiuat the liars.
They felt that they were deprived of some
dazzling possibilities,for in a country whero
fortunes aro few and the people many, rich
uncles may live forever if too many danger-
oub diseases are made impossible. Iu somo
cantons they wero free in this respect. But
in tho canton of Borne vaccination was
compulsory. At a general election in that
canton they huve juat chunked the law,and
thus the area of freedom is enlarged, and
tho Bernese are as free to havo one diaeaae
more. This ia against the efforts of acienco
to save life,
How to Manage With Hens.
Mrs. Suburb���I don't aee what's the
matter with our hens, They don't lay at
alt.
Farmer Meadow���Vou don't feed 'em
right, mum. dust yon give 'em about two
dollars' worth of corn every week, and
they'll lay you a dollar's worth of eggs
every seven days.
He Didn't.
Well, Witlles, how do you find things';
asked Taddolls, cheerfully.
I don't find things, replied Witlles,
snappishly.    I lose them.
DEVICE FOR ['BOTEOTIKQ REINS*
the trough. Into thia cut as many holes
you have horses to water at once, of
just sufficient size for the horses to drink
through. Through those they will drink,
aud if the reins are loose, or a baiter strap
is hanging down,they will not become wetted in tho least. Thc water ia kept cleaner
by the shield, much of the dust and dirt
which would otherwise be dropped in tho
water being caught on the board.
Rotation in Pastures.
There can not bo a rotation in the pas-
tures in precisely the same sense as there is
rotation in other crops, for a rotation in
grasses differing in character from that
whioh preceded it can not be laid down
without one or more intervening crops are
grown. But there may be, ahd ought to
be, a determinate place in every well-
ordered rotation in which the pastures
shall appear, and if poaaible with unfailing
regularity.
Where root crops or corn crops are grown,
or indeed any kind of the cultivated crop,
the aim should be in all instances to sow
the grain crop which follows with grass
seeds, of course including clovers, where
these will grow. The following year the
grass may be cut for hay or pastured, as
desired. Thc more common plan is to cut
for hay one or two years and to pasture thc
third year. In sections with plenty of
rainfall, two cuttings of hay are sought,
followed by one season of pasture. But in
the dry sections of the West, it would
sometimes be bettor policy perhaps to pasture for a longer time, and more especially
when the dryness of tlio weather had led
to failure to secure a catch of grass for one
or more seasons. Where the land was
divided into fields, not fewer than three or
foui in number, there would then be
regular succession of pastures in the different fields.
When a catch of grass may be looked for
with considerable certainty it may be good
policy to shorten the rotation, that is to
say, to cut hay but one season and the pasture but one, or there may be good reasons
for reversing the order of pasturing by
making it to come before the season when
the crop is made into hay. Short rotations
are usually preferable to long ones, as they
bring more vegetable matter to thc soil
through the frequency with which the grass
crops are introduced.
Agriculture has not yet become so far
advanced as to call for an alternation or a
succession in the various kinds of grasses
that shall be grown upon the same lands,
when the regular time in the rotation
comes for Bowing them. Whether that
time will ever come is problematical. The
number cf varieties that ure really well
adapted to furnish pasture in the section
named iB not large, hence every time a
piece of land is sown with grasses, to
great extent, at least,
Physicians say that usually a man'*) overcoat ib needed more in early spring thm
in mid-winter. The grain food is the warning element for the live stock, and it is
surely more urgently demanded in March
in the north, than earlier. As the time
for grazing approaches it is important thai
the cattle.and horses be in the most thrifty
condition poasible. Improvement in growth
and flesh at the opening of the grazing
months insures usually an uninterrupted
advance for the entire summer and autumn.
Occasionally in the midst of summer the
pest of flies makes cruel ravages upon tbe
domestic animals. If gain has not been
made in animal flesh and tissue prior to
this trouble, the whole year usually faiis of
any results. Worse than a standstill condition follows in such instances,
A chronic physical disposition to advene
things is too ofteu the end of all the mismanagement of all the feeding.
In the commercial and manufacturing
industries effort is made to show gain every
day���especially every month, and great
consternation follows a whole year with ,n
gains. It is still more necessary that the
stockman engender a progressive condition
of vigorous growth in his stock, ub tbe confirmed tendency to dcclino affects not only
the stinted animals, hut their offspring
often through several generations.
There is no such thing us maintaining
for a year without loss, any young animal
in an average condition of growth. Vigor
is demanded iu building up animal framework. The horse will usually be sluggish
it thus reared. The meat producers, grown
slowly, furnish our tuhles with the indifferent sort of food that makes life to mankind seem unendurable. Many of the ills of
our households are begun or are aggravated
by the meat consumed, which lacks in the
genuine quality.
Right methods of feeding aro always
essential for propor development of all
domestic aniinuls. No one knows all about
the subject, and all need to seek new light,
and to take account of probable mistake-*)
iu their methods.
f
In France it is decided that the makers
of bicycles are responsible for damages
when an accident occurs through a structural fault iu a machine,
Convinced.
Vou are the only girl I've kissed,
Quoth ahe, Of that I'm sure,
Because your mode of kissing seems
So very amatoor.
the same varieties
have to be resorted to. But doubtless
some varieties will be added to thoae which
wc have that will enable ub to have wider
room for a more extended choice of varieties.
Lands pre-eminently adapted to pastures,
not only because of suitable soil conditions,
but because of convenience and good
water privileges, may be renewed in at
least two ways. They may bo enriched
through the application ot fertilizers in
various forma, or they m.y he ploughed
up, cropped for two or more seasons in
order to utilize to good advantage thu
decaying vegetable matter, and then again
laid down to pasture. When thus again
rcseoded, a variety of grasses ahould be
uaod, the more shortlived of which will
aoon disappear, but yet they may render
good service while they live. This is ono
form of rotatiou, or, if the term is preferred,
one form oi succession.
Again, pastures may be ao arranged that
thore may he a sort of succession of them
upon tho farm the sume season. Hye may
come first iu order, then orchard grass,
where it will grow, and following iu clone
succession, blue grass. After the blue grass,
common clover, und next in order mammoth
clover and timothy, or alsike clover and
Umothy. When these aru eaten the common clover should bu up again, and then
tho orchard grass. In localities where
lucerne will grow it would mingle nicely
with the common red clover, nnd if rye
were sown in August for certain kinds of
stock it would again furnish pasture in the
full. In this way a rotution, or more properly a succession, of pastures could be made
to follow one another through the entire
season. And this succession could probably be obtained by using half the grasses
named, if the season when each is at its
best were carefully considered whon the
choice is made of the kinds to be sown.
Feed Well in Spring.
With the approach of apring, while the
chill of winter is always in the air,feed the
stock well. Iu most cases increase the
amount of grain, especially for working
horses and cows in milk, as welt as the
weanling colts and calves.
A BIG CANAL SCHEME.
Proposal to t'oiineet tlie Great Lake* Wi lh
Ihc Atlantic Ocean
A despatch from Albany, N. Y., saya: ���
To connect the great lakes with the Atlantic Ocean by water is thc latest schem-i
proposed before the legislature. The bill
for that purpose was introduced in the
Assembly on Tuesday evening. It is the
same bill for the construction of a mammoth ship canal that appeared in Con great)
on Deb. 1. The project ia to be carried
out by private capital, and the company
thus brought into existence is allowed to
issue capital stock to the amount of $150,*
0O0.0C0. The company by the bill ia
empowered to lay out, construct, maintain
and operate a canal from some point near
the head of tide-water navigation in the
Hudson river to a point on Lake Cham-
plain ; also, a canal from some point near
the head of Lake St. Francis to a point on
the St, Lawrence river, above the Longc3
Sauk rapids ; also, a canal from the point
near Lewiston, on the Niagara river, to a
point above the Niagara Falls, of such-
dimensions as to construct navigable channels of at least twenty feet in navigabL*
depth, between the above-mentioned terminal points, and so that the said channel*
so constructed shall be of sufficient dimensions to admit of two of the largest vessels,
drawing twenty feet each, passing one
another in the channels at full speed.
THE MAIN PURPOSE OP THE BILL;
stripped of all technical language, is to
discharge the waters of Lake Erie, Lake
Ontario, the St. Lawrence river and Lake
Champlain into the Hudson river, cot
alone for the purpose of a ship canal, hut
to supply tbe towns and villages along the
valley of the Hudson with a pure, wholesome and inexhauEtible supply of water.
tinder the charter the company can eon
struct, acquire and operate telegraph and
telephone lines, widen and deepen the
locks on the Champlain and Hudson can*!;
construct not. more than ten locks between
the Hudson river and Lake Erie, to admit
vessels five hundred feet long, sixty feet
wide [and twenty-six feet deep; file it-i
plans with the governor, who shall appoint
a board of five persons to examine and
report upon them, and fix the rate of toll.
Ten per cent, of the capital stock is to be
paid iu within tive years after the passage
of the Act, and the canal must he completed
within ten years, else the charter shall
lapse.
The state engineer, Mr. Campbell Adams,
while refusing to commit himself as to tho
feasibility or practicability of such a canal,
speaks highly of its originator. He did
say that if a canal were to be constructed
it should be built on the lines laid down on
the bill. Certain it is that fiom a military
standpoint the existence of such u water
way would be of untold value to lbs
United States government.
A Difficult World.
���That to
Hobby���There isn't  any telling \
do iu this world.
Tot tie���Wat's zeo matter 7
Bobby���Mamma is always inakiri' me eat
things I don't like, cause they is good for
to-day  I said  I   didn't care  for
and instead  of inakin' mc eat u
t-iiu didn't offer me any.
me ; so
pudding
hull lot,
No Sense of Humor.
Little Johnny���That, young man who
conies to Bee you must be pretty poor com
pany.    He hasn't any sense of humor.
Sister���Why do you think so';
Little Johnny���I told him all about tbe
fanny way you rush around and bang
doors, when you get mad, and he didn't
laugh a bit.
An Illustration.
���I have shown you   that   the
ng creatures is usually a close
J
i
Prof esse
color of H
imitation of the color of their surrounding
Now will someone givo me au example of
this?
Student���-Chinamen arc the color of tha
Yellow Sea, and the American Indiana arc
the color of the Missouri Kiver. THE WEEKLY  NEWS,    APRIL 9,
.89:
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THE WEEKLY NEW3.
The Wfkki.v News apprars totla;
as a quarto sheet���40 columns of ad
vertising ancl reading manor. Thc
change has not been made for iiu
purpose of show, but because the dem?nd
for additional space by our adverti-ing
patrons made it necessary. Tli- town
has rapidly progressed during thc p.isi
year and business developed to nr.
astonishing degree. THE NEWS has
endeavored to keep step wiih lhe on
ward movement and to faithfully mirror
local happenings and business affairs.
What Union is today any one may see
bv glancing through its columns. Thai
it IB a live, progressive town, no other
evidence is needed to prove. Jusl look
at the advertisements ! Uow they spar
kle with thc enterprise, clash, and gen
erous rivalry ot oar bu,iness men !
They crowd even now upon nur reading
matter, and may soon compel us to ader
another column to our p.ie.es. .-iny
stranger into whose hands 'I'm, News
comes will be impressed with its business look. Olher papers may have
better written editorials anil more sp irk
ling local news, but one will look a
long time in British Columbia to find
a paper wilh a more solid business appearance.
BEER.ETTE.
The saloon business is being attacked
in a new quarter. Preaching, lecturing
and legislation are not greatly I ared,
but rivalry���that is always to be dread
ed, An Episcopal bishop in Chicae,.,
is having made for him a beverage
which is known as beerette. As iiis-
pensed it is cool, palatable, thirst quench
ing; foams like beer and is non-slim
ulating, or if so not intoxicating, having
no alcoholic properties. He has e-tab
lished a home saloon in the largest
saloon district in Chicago, has neat
modest waiter girls as barmaids, and
pleasant agreeable and wholesome sur
rotindings. The lirst day the saloon
opened it had 4000 customers, and is
a pronounced financial success. Temperance societies arc writing from all
quarters asking to have saloons estab
lished in their sections to dispense
the foaming temperance ale. If this attack on thc saloons is to become gen
eral and be opened all along thc line
the liquor license will lose its value
and the business  become   worthless.
Bimetalism seems tn be gaining
ground. France and Germany favor it.
President Cleveland is to send a dele
gate to the coming monetary convention-
If England could be induced to favor
the movement it would at once be a success. National bimetalism is ar, absurd
Ity, but international bimetalism by
which silver as well as gold would be
come a standard and be taken in ex
change through thc commercial world
would ameliorate the financial condition
and be of the greatest benefit to British
Columbia, and more especially to Cirri
boo and Kootenay. The number of
grains of each metal for a dollar would
of course be fixed by the convention,
and rccoinage follow in accordance
with the new regulations
INTERNATIONAL i-XaiElTION.
GRAND   MILLINERY  OPENING!
���Elegant display of English, French ancl American pattern Hats
The movement  for  an   international
exhibition    at    Montreal   is   assuming j 	
practical   shape,     lhe    corporation   of r ,     ' ���  ��� -    -  ��� - ��������� ������ -     	
lu!0^^ and SATURDAY.MARCH 28,29 & 30.
��� $400,000.   Application to   the   Do"im* j .... 	
ion  for aid  has already been mado and '
no niggardly sum  is expected.   All the
provinces will have their   departments
and contribute the   necessary   amount
for a creditable   showing;.   Of  course, \
we cannot    expect   to   approach    the
magnificent buildings   an-l   display   ai
Chicago; iieverilu*less uv  ran  make an
exhibition ol our   re ources   thai    wi!
be of incalculable  adva itaye  to us. en
light -ning  tli ��� worl 1  as  tn nur ciiniau I
and production,  reni.jv-ii^  .1  cloud  n*
ignorance  and    preju lie.:,   and    layin;
the found.niun  lor ti idc  rel.ui ns with
all   parts nf the  globe.
All cordially invited to attend.
radars & laterlonBi
SLOAN & SCOTT
Judge Crease1 run. in sideling three
eais in the  sentence of   John    Simp ;
���stui  for saying   "Than'* you" w hen  sei  I
tence  was  pronounced  upon  him,   has
heen  overruled  .><   thc iniuid.cr of jus
tice.
We commence with this issue the
publication of a series of articles on .
ihe (ieolo^v of Coal, from the pen o
Mr. !���'��� H. Smith, C. E. li is not in
tended that lhey shall be exhaustive but
im thur popular iu cha-'-teuir, giving the
general outlines of wh-* is known upon !
,1 subject nl vital interest tu this   com-
His Majesty the* Enperor nf Japan.
having in view the imfoi unatu attempt by one of his subjects upon thc
nfe nf I.i Hun*,: Chan*,;, has command
ed the Japanese pUiiipotentiaries tn
cm* em to a temporary airnisiice with
nm conditions. This was a mosi
graceful act and will elevate the Emperor in the eyes of i!*e   wo- !d.
Estate and  Q*��ne al Agents
NANAIMO
Farm Pkopkk riKs 1 ok Sai.k in  am
[���ARTS   "I*   VANCOUVKR   ISI.ANI-   -l.ls'i*
MAIMCU ON   APPLH VTION
164 acres fronting Comox
II uh.Hu. bein-j Lot to, Ncl
sun \)'mx. Union Railway
cros'cs this propeit;.
l'iirt* $1,500., i r -'.ill 1"' di*
tu It'll into to and 20 acre
blocks .u $10 pei acie.
Apply to GEO. H. ROE, UNION:
���or -
"fajg -.rt & Wate house,'Nai-.aim.
TI3ST   SI-iCP.
1  HAVE OPENED A SHOl'
On Dunsmuir ayb,, Union
OPPOSITE THI!  MOWS OFFICE
Where I iim prepared lo du uu kinds
..I   ���
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Rooting
Job work
'Nil II '     '
Repairing
And will endeavor to give satisfaction nnd
hope to receive
a fa.r share of p   TT   Torhpll
public patronage.v-" * ���*��� ���  * ���-������ ' A-u
Thn Famous
DOMINION   P/NTS  CO
;vti! \* a.-*! hi. .In moa su
mostrb iii-
Robert J. Wenborn.
KUchino Works. Nairn.mo
Dealer in the following  Uicyclcs:
II. I'. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Heaston, Humbei
Rudge, New Howe and Whitworth. Wil
sell on installment plan or big discount 1
for cash. Paris sup| lied ��� Repairtng a
Specialty.    Great .Reduction i*. Prices.
Ei    ?���    TtTnnrHTH
f.   Oi   n.lbIli(Jd
OUr. SOCIAL IVELA-TICXB
At the   Bay, Comer. Ti. C.
Dlackt mi thing and Repairing
c.f ai kinds
Oarriage Work and Horseshoe**
ing a specialty
Contributed.)
That min w,.s made lo live alone i*3 n
false notion, capable of wrecking a moil
promising life. Man is a social being,
molded and fashioned by the society in
keeps. The power oi use mind over in
other cannot be e isily uudersto *d; nevci
tin-less we may plainly see tii il such pow
er is great. We are largely the ivsuli o.
nui* associ uion-.. and -villi mt doubt re
fleet uncoi.a* iously the men and women
who have been our (Hends, In like man
net* ive touch ihe world, and make the
people we know different from their former selves.   Thus chamcter is made, I p|re   [jfe anc| Accident Insurance
and good men and women civilize the
world.
Our greateit pleasures are derivicl
from nur social relations. The exchange
of thought, thc candid cheer ..rising man
irie ally greeting, and genuine consoia
lion that makes us forget our troubles,
are among the sweetest joys ol life.
The growth of knowledge and extension
of acquaintance gained by good associations increase our capabilities fir life, "its*
hope ���, its duties .md its possibilities De
prived o! society the cultivated mind is
withered, the nature soured, and even
power d-wirfeil. Isolation is therefore a
hindrance to all improvement.
Men and women differ in their power-
to transform the state of society. The
siern. heavy matters of law, science and
doctrine, llie hard struggle for clearer
light and plainer truth, the bold enthusing ofa generation to move n'n new line-
of act'on, indeed, belong tn man; but
the true refinement, delicate tender
ness and practical loveliness nt'our society belongs to woman. In this way she
conquers more than the legions of Rome,
and rules with more powerful sway ihan
the Ciesars. She has the most import.on
place and better gifts to till it. In the
higher civilization of the face the fondest
hopes lie in her departments of society.
For these reasons our girls need thc most
careful attention, and should be shielded
from their many disndvantages, be cduca
ted, and most carefully prepared for their
most important position in the world's
socictv.
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NCCiiBr  "PXTEXjIC,
CONVEYANCER.
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-PUBLIC AUOTION-SEB.-
RENTS COLLECTED
ESTATES MANAGED
BARKER _ POTTS,
A     , ::     S,
SOLICITORS, NOTARIES.  &e.
NANAIMO. II. ('.
1\ 0. DKAWKIt   IS.
CUMBERLAND
[MEAT MARKET
CHOIOBST
�� I for Snmplus.   Prorapt tieliTery.   Per-
in- tit -iUkhinieed
Geo.  B.  POWELL, Gold H.��...
Vuiiuuuvur.il nur Bpooml uyeut.
COETSNAT Mil
OO-JSTENAY, E.C.
The lending liotsl in Comox district,.
New and hsndscmely furnished,
I'xislluut hunting and fishing close
tn town. Tourists enn depend on
first-class accuramodution. Kimsona-
ble rates. Bur supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
11. ion Sw Mid.
IMIJ-f ATS
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All
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LUMBER
Kinds of  Rout.
Lowest CASH Price
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cd   li'-ir:i;:r    alw-i
A. O. P.ULTQX.
hand
lice.
v.iul delivered a'i si
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f'nn-rinT.mvd    Fnln!
UNION Bakery
UNION, B. C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always   on hand.
The Bread Cart will be at
Courtenay and Coniox Tuesdays and Fridays.
H, A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 3 ii 4
Commercial Street.
J. A. Ca-thew
ARCHITECT and BUILDER,
���CrKTIOTT, B. C.
Union. B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Society     Cards
I, I).   ().   I-'., No .n
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F,, meets ercry
Friday night nt 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Lot.ge No 14A.F .& A.M..B.C.R
Courtenay IS. C.
Lodge meets on cvciy Saturday on or
belorethe full nf the 11,0011
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Secretary.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new-
Billiard and Poo! Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, Prop.
MOULDINGS.
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
STUMPING.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
WOOD.
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was-AT**1
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
L.V. LOCKE, MASTER,
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1S93
The Steamer JOAN will sail as folloWR
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at shon
notice.
R. Grant L. Monnce, 1'roprs.
CALLING AT WAY PORTS aa pasnengore
and freiplit may offer
Loave Victoria, Tuesday, 7 it. in.
;    "  Nanftinii) for Coniox, Weilnohday, 7 a. m
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. loo, C,   O. | Loavo Coniox for Nanuimo.      Fridays, 7a.m.
O. F,, meet in   theil   lodge   room   over!    "     Nanaimo lor Victoria   Saturder,; a.m
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second      Ko|. frci |u .
aii o   n      i     t ii        ��� Saturday at   t, p. m.   Visiting  brethren   ,       , ,    ��� ,     . ,        ���
Adderton fit KOWDOtham, 1 Top   cordially invited to attend. | ljoart'i'"' ���" the Company's ticket office,
i W.Uunc.in, Sec. Victoria Station, Storq street.
t
IVERY*
I em prepared to
furnish Stylish Rics
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B.C.
EAM1NG THE WEEKLY NEWS,   APRIL
9>   1795*
LOCALS.
THE BAZAAR.
I).
Rio was bombarded by Admiral Mcllo ! The Presbyterian bazaar and en-
a vear ago lasl Sunday. ' terta'nment at Reading Room  hah  list
Tuesday evening netted about J100.    Ihc
Coal hits gone up 50 cents per ton tn |)ali was crowded to the very doors. The
San Francisco j supper was excellent, and as one  remark
And now Newfoundland comes knock- j *-u\ a good deal heller ihan baching,
ing at ihe dour, lor admission to the con- 1 rl'c ladies had displayed gooo. taste and
federation judgement in making un articles for sale
. and were rewarded m seeing them dispos
Spring medicines  for cleansing Uj 0f at good prices.   The guessing cake
the systema.id blood at Plmbury s ; lv,.il;he, m. !l])d 2,,- l)2S_ .ihcl as  ,,���,.,.
drug store. ! ^Ul.ssers, approaching ii from above and
The East Wellington minw is said to below "tied" on it, il wis auctioned oil
have passed into the control ol the Duns j for J'2.25 10 Mr. T. Turnbull, n ,d zing in
inuirs. all about $8.00.    Many ol thc cakes and
Premier Turner has gone .0 England. ] ["���������*���' nnicle- were auctioned ofTby mine
I),,,n ��� his absence Hoc Co!. Uaker will , '���'"> '" *'���'- W---'<*'*l>' ,llo.��s*-. ���w''��   ','    '���' '
were not so good a bonilac.e,   would   he i
"' ' deemed 10 ha"c a special call to  he  ,111
1-'..k  ;..!..   Some valuable lots in   Cum   Auctioneer.   The bidding was   .11  times
berl iml townsite.    Enquire nf quite spirited and evoked  lots   of  incrri
Jas. Abrams.     . :,���������,.    -Here i- some hing" the au.- . ,11 ;
We undci'taud that 'he .laic ofthe ct!   -'-*1'   ''(lul'1   s;"'   h"l'bng'up   a   basket
ier, ball is set down I0rlhe25.il  nis..    |,   u-ijnincd with bus l.l.o .   a,.,   fane.
will be under the auspices ofthe Odd -��� "'"ll;; "',". "' ''���'���1-1' I"*''!'' " 'he top ol  a
f..||���ws rich lookin* cake, '-.omelhing mu  want.
ll is filled with plums and  gems, > in Iiu.
For choice pies, cakes, wedding cakes,, lnma and mys-.erious wealth "   Ue kepi i
pany or   social   refreshments,   .all   on   carefully within ihe verities and ihe   pii
Kenwnrd & Prockter. the Courtenay  ba*   chasers* were   not   heard   to  complain.
kers. i Among '.he articles auctioned oil' was  n
The 12th inst; will   be   Good   Fri'dav,   mineral cock which looked as if it wen-.
the 14th Easier Sund.iv, and the foPowing   made up of the  precious   stones  ol  ;.!
d.iv [15thI Easter   Monday,    The   tail)   nations.    It was a   donation   from   thai
and i;i!i are bank hnlid.i.s. enterprising jeweler, I. II. McLean.
I      1 he    fancy   work   was   in      :
Homes on Easy  Terms.
$150.00 10 $'00.00 down,   balance
monthly payments.   See Mr.  Young,
UNION,
B.C.
Union Mine
Furniture
lore.
Now READY FOR Till'
REClil'TION  OF CiOESTS.
FlU.ST CLASS ACCOMMODATION   FOR  THI. TRAV-
:.:i.i.iN.i puui.ic.   RATES
REDUCED TO REllULAR
UOARDEI
Ry the month, $25,
By   tli*   week,   $6.
Sing!;- meals, 25cts.
Tickets  tor   21    in;; 1' ,  85 00
EVERY CONVENIENCE
FOH   MINERS
ilanaiiafl Saw Mill
- AND
Sasli and M
FACTO   R  Y
A   Full Lint' of  Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
and 'Rugs,  ami  our
Celebrated
woven win:
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ffl��r>fu -; ���      ���   *���-���:** 9HB
��>/'',!-'''n",v-'*''*   .'.>���'��� ���'��� ��� ��� ~e'-v:--:\:.���.���rT'!'-'i"-'r';'''i:rr:'.'.;��7
In Separate
Apinient
we keep
%m\] Hand
PiiraitoB
undertaking,
department.
Ml
Cumberland Uolel.
The shipments of cnal hy the  Uninn
Coltierv Cu.  exceeded  in 'amount   !.,st
Mesdames Lindsnv, Ams and Garrison.   A.  f   AS L   i   if,   PfOU   "'e C0""'"-* everv  liranch cl  t'l ���  W^^fXMm
on      The useful nnd other work was under I '     Uiul-rtakhi.-    Business    ind'.idiii.-. ���^-���.p^f^'ftt
Embalming, anil keep ai! nuc.':,.sa   m llfWW (PIP
ihe stiperinlendci.ee of Mesdames Cl.
Walker, Russell and Turnbull.
The candy stall was presided over by
Miss 1.. Garrison.
The refreshments were attended 10 bv
[OFFICE    Ml I.I.   STREET.)
(1'. I). Drawer 30.   Tolophono Call, 1 III
NASaAiO, 11. C.
"*���* A complete  stork of Rough ai
r\- st
month those of he New V. L. Co. or the   .,    ,        .,.,���.       ,,, .                   -1 )r...pH 1 ni.,lv>. <.iu"n,. m. i,          \t ,
... ������                       ...   , 1    ,,    ,    ,       1 Mesdames White and ll.ilcr--w, assisted '-"essco i.uiiidi-. always nn  nana.   nl..
We llinetoii mines,    WeU1Ue1hele.1t..        ,     .,���        ...                  ,>,,--. Sh ivies hiil,^   Pi. L-eis ll,,,.,-.   U.'l,i
b                                                        1 In .Misses I.. Garrison antl May I,rant. omugies, i.uos, 1 .iKtt^. uonis, u m-
The   cross-lies  ha.ve  been  put  down     The guessing   .ike   tournament   was dows and Blind .    Moulding, Scroll
and the rails laid "11 thai part of ibe ne�� | conducted bv Mrs  Rot, and participated i Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
line to No. 5 shaft bcltve-n  the  Coune-   in by 69 contestants, cf wood finishing furnished.
nay road and  its intersection  with the \     Mesdames Riley ami Robb, cashiers.
main track. Misses Sadie .uul Etlie Lindsay looked
Since lhe prosecutions for keeping  (il- I ���*"" **���"��� H���'? Ni-     .
thy   places in  Chinatown have   taken       lhe following was the musica
p ace there li is been a general cleaning
up 'here and a vast improvement is observable.
Anthem
i'ROr.RAMME.
Choir
Flshlngrods, reels. t!i03.ond bis-! ''""�� Rnd a,"nls ,;ills "ri1"' s*s-
kets all new at,   PlmbUPy's di'Ug   Su|o      A soldier and a man *    J.Lewis
and  book store. | Solo   In the gloaming    Miss McDonald
A bill to tax bachelors fnr the purpose ��� Duct       What are'lhe wild waves saying
of provid ng and maintaining a home foi j
old maids has been introduced  into the ! o ,
Illinois legislature.     Winn   Union   be   '
comes incorporated a bylaw for the sam<     *"'l(l
purpose may peril tps be passed antl  er    Solo
forced here.
Miss Turnbull antl Mr lluwcli
Annie Laurie      Mis��� Kilpatrick
Mr. M. Williams
Nil*. C. Galium
Cedar,  White Fine.   Redwood.
F, I Tleotalri
C3*MTSJLCTO*H3 ^*_17=D BTJIL3BSS
Grant & McGregor
ilOUSQ
a-m
1    Sir
M'iTi    Kf.-intor
Ulgii    It.tiilbl 1 I
PE-vSUJIA h.
Mt. W. Sharp  i>  no  Ion
CHAl'GS OF TIME.
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and  Decorating.
GRAINING A SPKCIAL'IY.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAViD JONES, Proprietor,
MANt'f.tt'TiaiKU 01-' 	
SDOA WATER,  LEMONADE,  GINGER  ALE,
SavBiipRi-alla, Ohampagne Cider. Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler   of  Different   Brands   cf   I_o;';ei-  Bear,   Steam Leer  and  Porter.
Agont for the "Union Brewery Company.
I-iCEpr EEE3 SOLI: PCE C'^XSr-I C-*>T"Lj*2"
COURTENAY. B, C.
���A .   1' -ll 1 f 1111*I*   *���*��� JIS
ian in tin* li.aek
Dinmoml  Citv.
!>���. the neu time table which look effect I
" inst-mi, rm the E.&  N.  Rnil | All OPdePB rpomptly ;MLencl3d to
it
Union, B. C,
in.. .. 1 I *..i I i' :v. S;tttii'cia> and Sun
i.' al 5, ji. 111, Tin y v.ii! leave V'ictnvii
iil\ a1, S a.m., and nn I'f'ulay- Sal
1 day aim Sunday al 4.50 p. m.
IN" police cou:rr.
April 2 --Ah Lur, charged wiih failinj;
in comply, after n-nice, wiih thii Sanitai
Win. W ithrwMtii on.! fanniy ha\<
movt'il into Kenneth Gram's house,
Cuuncnay.
Mr. A. Ij. Williams returned tn Na
iiiiimo Friday, lit* will remove hii fain
il   here in ahout a mouth.
Mr. Uueh Grant arrived last  Wedncs-
,                                                                                      .             .   .                                   .                   .                             I III    kl'Hl|Jll|    IIIILI     UUI .I.V.,     >l|lll    lill.      illllltllll   I
dayfmml artmnuth. N. S. and took pos- Re|.ulati..ns bv kccpiiiK his premises in
iussionofWin. MatlH-wsonsrnrin und.u , :l ,-ubv s������, * fined $25 and  $5  costs.
lease for a term of years.                          | Fines paid.
Chief constable Hutchison look down Chow Chow, same dale,  upon   similar
tw-n priioniTk to Nanamio Friday on the charge fined $35   and   $5   costs.    Fines
Jcnr..   He has oiher business to attend paid,
to hut ui 1 be up tom'MTmv. Same date Peter Cnnley charged   with
,,,,.,          ,    .      ,      1 , ,    ,,���    I being drunk and  disturbing   the   peace.
Mrl* Sauser the jeweler, left for Vic- ,,,,,,     ,,    .������,  c1i.���1ki, nl ���,ilh  re
torn, I-i tdav  inclining.    He  is expected ',* ��
back tomorrow and  will  hereafter con- A  *.,   +_ Micll.ld    Fit!!gem*d   wfts
duel the business her.- for himself.            , hwa^ |)d-0|.e  ,,,,, ,;ou|.t  0'  dn|.(,c  ���,
Mr. I). M. IJ.  Hunter has  become a supplying liquor to Henry, an Indian, ��r,d
partner with Mr- A. 1>. Williams, as will j fined $100 or six months in jail,    lie tviil
be seen bv lheir advertisement in  anoth- ' work it out.
er column, and will discontinue his niglu j l'eter Conley was dnmk aud disorder-
school,                                                  j iy.   Only two d tys before he had brim
! 'el off will)  a reprimand.    He  was sent
LAST WBDNESHAY'S BALL.     ! down for ihree months.
^ta*ye and
J-.JW
'.'J *��-��a   ''-iv
Livery,
COlj-ETEKAT, B. C.
"<^:^^im0/
F:ine Rigs at  Reasonable Rt*?tes Always on Hand,
,'.   Teamlns Promptly Done,  .'.
mg
ALLOW
1        ft, -  -��-,,-.     ,   ,n/w,i.     flTTTm?" lirTitT'TTQ     Business   Proposiiion,    No   Lottery.    No Speculat
A    FiJSE   bTOCK    yUll'A UUlL-'ui-iO.    Scheme.   You ship us your FURS HIDES, fALLC
1  WOOL, PELTS, etc.   We send you check thc dayafter receiving them.   We give
1  fail selection, pay circular prices.   You know just  what you  will get.   Ship you
Furs by cxp
of Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
This w:ts a repetition of the masquerading carnival of the week previous ...ml
given at the request of many. The ne\.
had been worn off by the first and thc
second, .,: is almost universally the ca-.e,
wa�� not quite as Interesting as the  I rst,
CEMETERY FUND.
Cash subscribtions received so far  .tr.-:
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10;   Simon   Leiser,  $r,:
nevertheless there was a good attendance ; w. Gleason, 55; W. Roy, $rj;   Dr.   Law
and the same excellent music and   man  I rence, $5; 1.  Mounce $5; I.   McKim   &
agement.   The ebony  lady   and   gentle   Sons) $3.50; A. C. Fulton, $3. E. Pinibu |
man seemed to be the favorite  character j ry & Co. 3.50; 0. II. Fechner, $3; T.   U,
judging bv the   many   ,vho   iffccted   it.   McLean, $3; W. V. Lawson, $1; R.Sau
The otirani! nutang  and  the   red   devi!    ier, $||'G. H  .S.ott.$i;    I'hos. Horn, $1
were missing, but ii would lie presumplti  | Cash, $2
ous to say die angel was nol there.   The j    This list will be kept standing until the
number of young gentlemen who affected ' canvass is closed, and will be   added   tn
fe mile attire indicates, we suppose,  1 li -it   aS   subscriptions    are    received.    Help
mere will l,e  n   matrimonial  outbreak | along the good work,
so n.   The tendency in that direction   is
plainly manifest.
The most complete make-up was that
of Miss Mcl.ellan who appeared as a
Scotch las-ie, .ind enabled her easily to
win the prize offered for the best costumed female character It was far ahead ol
any costume at lhe previous ball and was
much admired. From the pointed shoes
with their silver buckle, wide plaid lacings twining around the ankles, plaid
dress, dark waist, plaid folds wound
around lhe waist and one end thrown
over the shoulder, dark face piece, not
too extensive, dark Scotch cap with
bright feather, and auburn hair, fluffy and
shining in the light, floating down her
shoulders, and a form to match, it was a
picture not easily forgotten.
Jack Mateer, as a Matabelc officer wilh
an English milbary suit took the prize
for thc best sustained male character.
The prize for the most original female
character was carried off by Mrs. McKen
zie. Sin- represented a woman just arrived in the 1 ountry. Mike Scely, as the
country Irish boy was deemed the most
original male character,
The judges were J. O'lirien. Dan McKinnon and Miss Kilpatrick,
T. D. McLean
iTJUWEiLZE'R.: ���-
TJInIOI", b. c.
0 ! o    o !
rated.
.venue North.
MINNEAPOLIS,     MINN.
pflMPS
Manufactured
*���**; other goods by freight.
���T.A-S. 2s��c:m:il:l.a2t & co.
200  2:2 h
Or''.V.' ite br Circular giving Latest Market Pricas.-^S
WILLIAMS & HUNTER '
Notat'le.s Public ancl Conveyancers
AGBN'TS roi: TIIK
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BARE   OPPORTUNITY.
The fine hntel properly known as the
Courienay House, with all convenient
nut-buildings, is now for sale on easy
terms. The hoiel is perhaps lhe best
constructed building for the purpose in
the district, comparatively new, is now
doing a good paying business, and is
admirably situated at the junction of
the Union road with the Bay and Set
tlement roads, in the thriving village of
Courtenay���the hcait of Comox settlement and the gateway lo Union mines
Satisfactory reasons given for selling.
l-'or further particulars enquire of Rob
ert Graham, the proprietor, en the
premises.
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election.
Yours very respectfully,
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March l8lh, 1895.
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CHAPTER XLI.
AT FAULT.
1*. waa from no dread ofthe consequence
likely to enaue that Malcolm Stratton
pauaed with the burning paper in his hand.
He knew that he had but to drop it into
ihe clear fluid beneath, for this to burst out
into a dancing crater of blue and orange
flames. He knew too, that the old woodwork
with which the antique place was lined
would rapidly catch fire, and that in a
short time the chambers would be one
roaring, fiery furnace, and the place be
doomed before the means of extinction
COllld arrive. He had no fear for self, for
he felt that there would be time enough to
escape if he wished to save hiB life. Hut
he did not drop ihe blazing paper; letting
it bum right to his fingers, iuul then crushing it in his hand.
" There is no reason," he muttered, un he
turned slowly back to his room. " It
would be madness now, there is nothing to
conceal."
He sank into his chair, and sat back
thinking and trying to piece together all
that had passed Blnce the day when, full of
life, joy- am*- eagerness, he was ready to
hurry off to the church. But his long confinement, with neglect of self, and the
weary hours he had passed full of agony
and despair, had impaired his power of
arranging matters in a calm, logical sequence, and he had to go twice to his bedroom to bathe his burning head.
At last he grew calmer, and felt able to
look matters in lhe face. The great horror
iiad pasted away, and in bo passing it had
roused him to action. There was work to
do, a strange complication to solve; and
r;e settled in his own mind how that was
to be done.
He must find Brettison at once; add the
great question was:    Where could he be';
Here was a grand difficulty at once.
Where would a man like Brettison be
���ikely to sojourn?���a man who ranged
through the length and breadth of the
oountry in pursuit of his specimen.
In an ordinary way. But what would
he be doing now, and what  had he done'!
stratton shuddered, and pictured a
Btrange scene, one upon which he dare not
dwell; und leaping up, he took matches
and a candle with the intention of going to
his friend's room to try and pick up the
clew there; but by the time he reached
his door he was face to face with the first
obstacle. Brettison's door was locked
again, and, without re-summoning the
help they had had that evening, entrance
waB impossible.
Taking the lamp he entered the bath
jloset to iry the old door at the end; but
this waB firmly screwed up again, und
unless he broke through one of the panels,
-entrance was impossible that way.
Stratton returned to his chair, hesitating
to take bo extreme a course; and sitting
down he tried to think out a likely place
for Brettison to have gone.
Ashe thought, he called to mind various
places where he knew him to have stayed
in the past; and selecting one at haphazard���an old world place in Kent���he
determined to start for there at once,
perfectly aware of the wildness of the
scheme and how easily he might spend hiB
life in such a chase, but there waB nothing
���else to be done. He could truBt no one-
get no help. Jt must he hia own work
entirely. Brettison was master of hia
secret, and there could be no rest for him
until the old man was found.
Stratton's mind was made up and he
i.astencd off to the station, caught a train,
and in two hours was down in the old
village, with its quaint ivy-covered hostely
and horse-trough ornamented with the
���nossy growth that dotted the boles of the
grand old forest trees around.
Thc landlady met him with a smile of
welcome whioh laded after hia questions.
Oh, yes, she remembered Mr. Brettison,
and his green tin candle-box and bright
���rowel very well. He was the gentleman
who used to bring home weeds in his
umbrella ; but it was a long time since he
had,been down there. It was only a week
ago that siie was saying to her master how
sue wondered that that gentleman had
not been down for ao long. But wouldn't
be come in and have some refreshment?
No, Stratton would not eome iu and
have some refreshment, fnr he weat back
to town instantly.
This was an example of many sueh blind
ventures ; all carried out in the face of the
feeling of despair whicli racked him ; and
*he time glided on, with hope goading him
to fresh exertions in the morning, despair
bidding him, in lhe darkness of the night,
jive up, and accept Instate.
In course ol time, Stratton visited evory
place in England thai iiu could recall as one
of Brettison s haunts, but always with the
same result; and then iu a blind, haphazard
way, hu began to wander about town.
Chance aided him ul last ; for one daj
he had turned out of Fleet Street to go
northward,and as he passed along the broad
highway���wishing that he could explain
everything to Guest and bring other wits
:o his help, instead of fighting the weary
battle in silence alone���he suddenly stepped out into the road to cross to the other
Bide, to an old bookseller's shop, where the
man made a specialty of natural history
volumes. It was a shop where he and
Brettison had often spent an hour picking
out quaint works on their particular subjects, and he waa thinking that possibly the
man might have seen Brettison and be able
*.o give him some information, when there
was the rattle of wheels, a loud shout, and
he sprang out of the way of a fast driven
hansom*
The driver yelled something at him in
passing, by no means complimentary ; but
Stratton hardly heard it. He stood, rooted
to the spot, gazing after the cab ; for, in
the brief moment, aa he started away, he
had caught Bight of the pale, worn face of
Brettison, whose frightened, scared gaze
had met hia. Then he paaaed without
making a sign, and Stratton was gazing
after the cab in speechless horror, for upon
the roof, extending right across, and ao
awkwardly placed that the driver half
stood in his aeat and rested his hands upon
it with the reins, waa a large, awkward*
looking deal box ; evidently Heavy, for the
cab was tilted back and the shafts rose
high, as if the balance was enough to hoist
the horse from the pavement.
At last! Aod that acared look of the
p-we-faced man, and the strange, heavy case
on the cab*roof, with every suggestion of
haste, while he stood there in the middle
of the road as if a victim to nightmare, till
the quickly driven vehicle was too far off
for him to read the number.
Suddenly the power to move came back,
and, dashing forward in the middle of the
road, Stratton shouted to the man  to atop.
"He won't stop���not likely," growled
another cabman, who had Been Stratton's
escape.     "Shouldn't   loaf   across the	
Here, sir," he cried suddenly, as a thought
flashed across his brain. "Hi ! guv'nor ;
jump in���I'll ketch him for you."
He whipped his horse up alongside of
Stratton, who caught at the idea, and,
seizing the side of the cab, sprang in,
"Quick ! Tive shilliuga if you keep that
cab iu Bight."
The wide road was open, and pretty free
from vehicles, and the hoise went fast, but
the cab iu which Brettison was seated had
a goodstart, reached the cross street, and
entered the continuation of that which he
was pursuing. Stratton's man drove up as
a number of vehicles were crowding to go
east aud west, and the flow of those from
north and south was stopped by a stalwart
policeman; while;raging at the audden
check, Stratton ground his teeth with
rage.
"All right, sir," came down through the
little trap in the roof ; "he'll let ub go
acrost directly, aud I'll ketch up the cab in
no time."
They were not arrested much above a
minute, hut the interval was sufficient to
give Brettison's cab a good start, and when
leave waa given to go, the caae on the roof
was invisible, and the question arose in
Stratton's mind���which way had it gone ?
Into one of the station yards, or straight
on over the bridge into South London ?
He raised himself a little to peer over
the horse's head, but he could see nothing,
and turning round, he thrust up the
trap.
"faster���faster !" he cried. "Vou must
overtake it.    Faster !'
"All right, sir," shouted the man hoarsely ; and crack ! crack ! went the long,
heavy whip on one and then on the other
aide of the well-bred but worn-out screw
between the shafts.
The result was a frantic plunge forward,
and thouffh the driver dragged at and
worked the bit savagely, the horse tore on
at a gallop for about fifty yards, with the
cab swaying from side to side ; then the
tiny Hash of equine tire died uiit, and the
horse's kneea gave way. Down it went
with a crash. Stratton was dashed forward heavily againat the curved splashboard, to which heclung and the next thing
he saw was the driver rising from somewhere beside the horse, that lay quiet
still now on it side, while shouts, the
faces of people who crowded up, and the
vehicles that passed on either side,
all seemed dim, confused, and distant.
Then bells of a curiously sharp, quick tone
were ringing loudly in his ears.
"Hurt, sir?"
"Yea���no ; I think not. Quick, stop
that cab," aaid Stratton huskily ; but, aa
he spoke,he knew it was in a confused way,
aud that for his life he could not have explained what cab.
"It's far enough off by this time, sir,"
said a voice beside him, "and if you ain't
hurt, I am. Never went iu training for a
hacrobat. Here, Bobby, help us up with
the fiery untamed steed. That's the seccun
time he'a chucked me over the roof. Wait
a moment, air, and I'll drive you on ; we
may ketch 'em yet. Don't do a mau out of
his fare."
"Too late," was al) Slratton could thiuk
of then.    "I could not overtake it now."
And ina dim, misty way he seemed to
be watching Brettison hurrying away with
that heavy, awkward case which contained.���
Ves, "he muttered with a shudder, "it
must be that."
CHAPTER XM1.
Such a chance did not come iu Stratton's
way again.
" It I had drunk that when I litest came
and interrupted me���when waa it ? Two
years and more ago," sighed Stratton one
night, " what an infinity of suffering I
should have been spared. All the hopes
and disappointments of that weary time,
all thc madness and despair ofthe morning
when that wretched convict came, all my
remorse, my battles with self, the struggles
to conceal my crime���all���all spared to me;
for I should have beeu asleep."
A curious doubting Binil) crossed his face
slowly at these thoughts ; and, resting his
cheek upou his hand, with the light full
upon his face, he gazed straight beforo him
into vacancy,
" How do I know that'.'' he thought.
"Could I, a Hclf-murderer, assure myself
that I should have sunk into oblivion like
that���into a restful sleep, free from the
cares I had been too cowardly to meet and
bear ? No, no, no; it waB not to be. Thank
God !    I was spared from that."
He looked sharply up and listened, for
he fanciod that he heard a sound; but a
step faintly beating on the paving outside
seemed to accord with it, and he won*- on
musfuff again about Brettison, wondering
where he could be, and how he could contrive to keep hidden away from him as he
did.
" If we could only meet," he said,
half aloud���" only stand face to face for
one short hour, how different my future
might be."
" No, he said, aloud, after a thoughtful
pause, " ho"r can I say that ? L'homme
propose et Dieu dispose. We are all bubbles on the great stream of life."
He half started from his chair, listening
again, for he felt convinced that he heard
a sound outside his doors, and going across,
he opened them softly and looked out, but
the grim, ill*lit staircase and the hall l.t-.ow
were blank aud silent, and satisfied that he
had been mistaken, he went back to hia
aeat to begin musing again, till once more
there was a faint sound, and as he listened
he became conscious of a strange penetrating
odor of burning.
Stratton'a face grew ghastly with the
sudden emotion that had attacked him,
and for a few moments he sat trembling,
and unable to stir from his seat.
" At last!" he said in a whisper ; " at
last !" and, conscious that the time had
come for which he had longed and toiled
so hard, he felt that the opportunity waa
about to slip away, for he would be unable
to bear the encounter, if not too much
prostrated by his emotion to rise from his
seat.
It was only a trick of the nerves, which
passed off directly ; and he rose then, firm
and determined, to cross gently to first
one and then the other door by his mantel*
piece, where he stood, silent and intent,
breathing deeply.
Yes ; there was no doubt now; He was
inhaling the penetrating, peculiar odor of
Btrong tobacco ; and at last Brettison must
have returned, aud be sitting there
smoking his eastern water pipe.
Stratton drew softly back, as if afraid of
being heard, though his steps were inaudible on the thick carpet, aud he stood there
thinking.
"If I go," he said to himself, "he will
not answer my knock." And feeling now
that Brettison might have been back before
now unknown to him, he tried to think out
aome plan by which he could get face to
face with his friend.
A thought came directly, and it seemed
ao childish in its simplicity that he smiled
and was ready to give it up ; but it crew
in strength and possiblity aa he looked
round and took from a table, where lay
quite a little heap that had been thrust into
his letter box from time to time, four or
five unopened circulars and foolscap missives, whose appearance told what they
were, and armed with these he opened his
door softly and passed out, drawing the
outer door to, aod then stole on tiptoe
downstairs aud out iuto the dimly lit
square.
" He will not notice thatitisao late,"
he said to himaelf, as he looked up and
saw just a faint gleam of light at Brettison's
window, where the drawn curtaiu was not
quite close.
Stratton paused for a moment, and drew
a long breath before attempting to act the'
part upon which he had decided. Then, k
going on some twenty or thirty yards, he
turned aud walked back with a heavy,
decided, business-like step, whistling aoftly
as he went, right to the entry, whero,
atill whistling, he ascended the stairs to
his door, thrust in and drew out a letter-
packet thrice, making the metal flap of the
box rattle, gave a sharp double knock, and
then crossed the landing and went the few
steps, whistling Mill, along the passage to
Brettison's door. Here he thrust in, one by
one, three circulars, with agood deal of noise,
through the letter-flap, gave the customary
double knock, went on whistling softly,
and waited a moment or two ; and
then, ae he heard a faint aouud within,
gave another sharp double rap, as a postman would who had a registered ietter, or
a packet too hig to pass through the slit.
The ruse was Buocessful-and with beating
heart Stratton stood waiting a little on one
side, as there was the click and grate of the
latch, and the door was opened a little
way.
That was enough, -\-uiek as lightening,
Stratton seized and dragged it wide, to step
in face to face with Brettison, who started
back in alarm and was followed up by his
tritnd, who closed both doors carefully,and
then "stood gazing at the bent, gray-headed,
weak old man, who had shrunk back behind
the table, whereon the pipe stood burning
slowly, while the unshaded lamp showed
a dozen or so of freshly opened letters on
the table, explaining their owner's visit
there.
Stratton did not speak, but gazed
fiercely at the trembling old man,who looked wildly round as if for some weapon to
defend himself, but shook his head sadly,
and, with a weary smile, came away from
his place of defense.
"Your trick has succeeded, sir," he said
quietly. "Seventy-two! Has the time
come?   I ought not to fear it now."
Stratton uttered a harsh sound���half-
gasp, half-cry.
"Well,"continuedBrettison, who looked
singularly aged and bent since they had
last atood face to face, "you have found
me at laBt,"
Stratton's lips parted, but no sound
came; his emotion was too great,
"It will be an easy task," said Brettison,
with a piteous look at Stratton. "Mo
sounds are heard outside these chambers���
not even pistol shots."
There was an intense bitterness in those
last words which made the young man
shrink, aud as Brettison went on, "I shall
not struggle against my fate," he uttered a
cry of hitternessand rage.
"Sit down ! he said fiercely. "Why do
you taunt me like this V You, have been
here before from time to time. Why huve
you hidden from me like this?"
"I have my reasons," aaid Brettison,
alowly, "Why have you como?"
"Vou ask me that I"
"Yes: Vou have hunted me for months
now, till my life has lieen worthless. Have
you oome to take it now ?"
"Why Bhould I take your life?"
"To save your own. You believe 1
heard or wituesaed���that."
He paused before uttering the laat word,
and poiuted to the door on his left.
Stratton could not suppress a shudder ;
but, as he saw the peculiar way in which
the old man's eyea were fixed upon hia, a
feeling of resentment arose within him,
and his voice Bounded strident and harsh
when  he spoke   again.
"1 had no such thoughts," he said.
"You know better, sir. Come, let us under-
stand one unother,    I am reckless now."
"Yen," said Brettison coldly.
"Then, if you have any fear for your life,
you can call for help ; that is, for someone
to be within call to protect you, for what
we have to say must be for our ears alone."
BrettiBon did not answer for a few moments, during which time ho watched the
other narrowly,
"lam not afraid, Malcolm," he said ;
and he seated himself calmly iu hiB chair.
Then, motioning   to  another, he waited
until Stratton was seated.
"Yes," he said   quietly, "I have been
here from time to time to get my letters.''
-   "Why have you hidden yourself away ?'"
cried Stratton fiercely.
"Ah ! Why?" said Brettison, gazing at
him thoughtfully from beneath his thick,
gray eyebrows. "You want a reason ?
Well, I am old and independent, with a
liking to do what I please. Malcolm
Stratton, I am not answerable to any man
for my actions."
Stratton started up, and took a turn to
and fro in the dusty room before throwing
himself again in his chair, while tho old
man quietly took the long, snake like tube
ef his pipe in hand, examined the bowl to
find it still alight, began to smoke with all
the gravity ofa Mussulman, and the tobacco once more began to scent the air of the
silent place.
"Forgive me," he said feebly ; "I was
half mad."
"Yea.*
"How could I, crushed by the horror of
having taken a fellow-creature's life,cursed
by the knowledge that this man waB-**���
But you cannot know that."
"Take it, boy, that I know everything,"
said the ultl man, resuming his seat,
"Then have some pity on me."
"Pity for your   folly?    Yes."
"Folly ! You are right. I will take it
that you know everything, and speak out
now.    Brettison "
He paused���he could not speak. But by
a mighty effort he mastered Ins emotion.
"Now think, and find some excuse for
me. I was in my room there, elate almost
beyond a man's power to Imagine ; in another hour the woman whom I had idolized
for yeara was to be my wife. Recollect
that, two years before, my hopes had beon
dashed to the grouud, and I had passed
through a time of anguish that almost
unhinged my brain, so great was my despair."
"Yea," aaid Brettison, "I recall all
that."
"Then that man came, and I was face to
face with the knowledge that once more
my hopes were crushed, and���he fell."
Stratton ceased speaking, and sat gazing
wildly before him into the past.
It was in a. husky whisper that he resumed :
I stood there, Brettison, mad with
horror, distraught with the knowledge
that I was the murderer of her husband-
that my hand, wet with his blood, could
never again clasp hers, even though I had
made her free."
The old man bent his head ; and, gathering strength of mind and speech, now that
he was at last speaking out openly in his
defence, Stratton went on :���
It was horrible���horrible ! There it
is, all tack again before my eyes, and I feel
again the stabbing, sickening pain of the
bullet wound which scored my shoulder,
mingled with the far worse agony of my
brain. I had killed her husband���the
escaped convict; aud, above the feeling
that all was over now, that my future was
blasted, came thc knowledge that, as soon
as I called for help, as soon as the police
investigated the matter, my life was not
worth a month's purchase. For what was
my defense?
Brettison sat in silence, smoking calmly.
"That this man had made his existence
known to me, shown by his presence that
his supposed death was a shadow���that,
after his desperate plunge into the sea, he
had managed to swim ashore and remain in
hiding ; the dark night's work and the
belief that he had fallen shot, being hia
cloak; and the search for the body of a
convict soon being at an end. Vou see all
this?"
Brettison bowed his head.
"Think, then, of my position; put
yourself in my place. What jury���what
judge would believe my atory that it was
an accident ? It seemed to me too plain.
The world would aay that I slew him in
my disappointment and despair. Yes, 1
kuow they might have called it manslaughter, but I must have taken his place���a
convict in my turn."
Stratton ceased speaking, and let his
head fall upon his hand.
"Put youraelf in my place, I say.
Think of yourself as being once more young
and strong���the lover of on*? whom, in a
few short hours, you would have clasped
as your wife, and then try and find excuse
for my mad action���for 1 know now that
it was mad, indeed."
" Ves, mad indeed," muttered Brettison.
" Well, I need say no more. You know
so much, you muat know the rest. They
came to me, fearing I had heen killed���robbed and murdeied. They found me at laat,
when I was forced to admit thom, looking,
I suppose, a maniac ; for I felt one theu,
compelled to face them, and hear the old
man's reproaches, in horror les', they
should discover the wretched convict lying
dead, and no word to soy in my defense.
Nature could bear no mure, My wound
robbed me of ull power to act, and I
fainted���to come to, fearing that all was
discovered ; hut their imaginations had
led them astray. They had found my
wound and the pistol. It was an attempt
at suicide. Poor Guest recalled the firat
���I do not wonder. And they went away
at last, looking upon me as a vile betrayer
of the woman I loved, and sought in their
minds for the reason of my despair, aud
the cowardly act I had attempted to escape
her father's wrath. Brettison, old friend,
I make no excuses to you now ; but
was I not sorely tried'! Surely, few
men in our generation have stood in
such a dilemma. Can you feel yur-
prised that, stricken from my balance
as a man���a aane and thoughtful man ��� I
should have acted as I did, ami dug lor
myself a pit of such purgatory as makea
me foel now, aa I sit here making my
confession, how could I have gone through
so terrible a crisis and yet be here alive,
and able to thiuk and speaK like a suffering man."
The silence in the room was terrible lor
what, seemed an age before Brettison
stretched out his trembling hand aud took
that of the man before him.
"Hah !"
Malcolm Stratton's low cry. It was
that of a man who had long battled with
the waves of a great storm, and who had
at last found something to which he could
cling.
There was another long and painful
pause before Stratton spoke again, and
theu he slowly withdrew his hand.
"No," he said ; "we must never clasp
hands again. I must go on to the end a
pariah among my kind."
Brettison shook his head.
"I have put myself in your place often,"
he said slowly, "and I have felt that I
might have acted much the same."
Stratton looked at him eagerly.
"Yes ; my great fault io you is that you
ahould not have trusted me,"
There was again a long silence before
Stratton spoke.
"I felt that I waa alone in the world to
fight my own battle with all my strength,"
he said wearily,
"And that strength was so much weak*
ness, boy. Mine, weak as it is, has proved
stronger far."
Stratton looked at him wonderingly.
"Yea ; how much agony you might havo
been spared, perhaps, if you had come to
me. But I don't know���I don't know.
You acted as you thought beat; I only did
the same, and, not knowing all your
thoughts, I fear that I have erred."
Stratton sat thinking fora few moments,
and then, raising his eyes .
"I have told you all. It is your turn
now."
Brettison bowed his head.
"Yes," ho aaid, "it iB better that I
should speak aud tell you."
But he was silent for some time firat,
sitting back with the tips of his finger.*:
joined, as if collecting his thoughts.
"Vou remember that morning���how I
oame to say good-by?"
"Ves, of course."
"I started, and then found that I had
forgotten my lens. I hurried back, and
had just entered my room when I heard
voices plainly in yours. My hook-closet
door was open, that of your bath room
must have been ajar. I did not want to hear,
but the angry tones startled me, and the
worda grew so fierce���you neither of you
thought of how you raised your voices In
your excitement���that I became alarmed,
and wus about to hurry round to your room,
when a few words came to my ears quite
plainly, and, in spite of ita being dishonorable, I, in my dread that you were in danger, hurried into the book-closet and was
drawn to the thin loose panel at thc end.
"There 1 was euchained ; I could not retreat, for I had heard so much of the
piteous position in which you were placed.
My mind tilled iu the blanks,and I grasped
all.
Brettison paused to wipe his brow, we!
with a dew begotten by the agony of his
recollections, before he continued :
" I stayed there then, and watched and
listened, almost as near aa if I had lieen a
a participator in the littio life drama which
ensued. There, I was with you in it all, boy
���swayed by your emotions, but ready to
cry out upon you angrily when I saw you
ready to listen to the wretch's miserahle
proposals, and aa proud when I saw your
determination to sacrific your desires aud
make bold stand against what, for your
gratification, must have meant finally a
perfect hell for the woman you love!.
Then, in the midst of my excitement, there
came the final struggle, as you nobly
determined to give the scoundrel up to the
fate lu: deserved so well. It waB as sudden
to me as it was horrible. I saw the Hash
of the shot, and felt a pang of physical pain,
as, through the smoke, I dimly saw you
stagger. Then, while I stood there paralyzed, I saw you fly at him ua be raised hn
pistol to fire again, tho struggle for the
weapon, which you atruck up au he drew
the trigger."
" Ves," said Stratton, "I atruck up the
pistol as he drew the trigger; but who
would believe���who would believe?"
"And then I saw him reel and fall, and
there before me he lay, with the blood
slowly Btaiuing the carpet, on the spot
where 1 had ao often aat."
He wiped his brow again, while Stratton
rested his elbows on the table and buried
his face m his hands, as if to hide from hii
gaze the scene his friend conjured up from
the past.
" Malcolm Stratton,'' continued the ohl
man, rising to lay his hand upon the other's
head, "you were to me as a son. As a
father loves the hoy born unto him, I swear
1 felt toward you. I looked upon you as
the son of my childless old ag��, and I was
standing there gazing at you, face to face
with the horror of that scene, while, with
crushing weight, there came upon me the
knowledge that, come what might, 1 muat
summon help. 'I hat help meant police;
aud, in imagination, I saw myself sending
you to the dock, whero you would perhapa,
from the force of the circumstances���as you
havo told me you might���etand in peril
of your life. But still I felt that there wai
nothing otherwise that could be done; and,
slowly shrinking back, I was on my way
to perform thia act of duty, when 1 heard
alow, deep groan. That drew me back,
and, looking into your room once more, a
mist rose between me and the scene, mv
Bensea reeled, and I slowly sank down,
fainting, on the floor."
(TO HE rON'TINl-KH.)
She Had Him Guessing:.
The Intellectual young lady looked over
her glasses at the average young mau and
asked, suddenly:
How old would you take me to be?
I wonder, aiid he to himself, whether
she wants to be rated five years younger on
the score of her looks, or five years older
on account of her brains? Darn these advanced women, anyhow !
One Habit Corrected,
"I don't know whether I will be able to
break hiin of ull the habits I do not like,"
said the engaged girl, "but the first one I
stopped for him was just as easy."
"What habit was that ?" asked the other
girl,
"The habit he had of proposing to mo
two or three times a week.
A Wall Street Character.
.lack��� (ioing to the fancy ball ?
George���Can't afford a costume.
Got a threadbare coat ?
Of courae.
And an old pair of baggy trousers ?
Certainly.
Well, put them ou, and go as a millionaire.
Where Time Is Valuable.
Friend���Your watch is a trifle slow, iati't
it?
Commuter���Yes, it loses a minute or two
a week.
That's susily fixed.
But I am afraid that if I touch tho
regulator, 1 may make it gain a minute
or two a week, and then some day III
arrive at the stration too early for the
train. I   **���
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YOUNG FOLKS.
Tommy Toddler's Dream.
1 had a fearful dream onc night.
I dreamt I waB a man.
My face was an awful sight,
Because a beard of tun
I>id cover up my cheek bo white,
And down my chin it ran.
I wore a shiny beaver hat
Just like my father wear*..
I had a great big ?ilk cravat.
And, so, such lots of cares!
Ko heavy were my troubles that
I'd two or three gray hairs.
The queerest thing about it, though,
I'd still my toddling walk.
No mutter where I'd wish to go,
My feet my step would balk ;
And when Id try tospc*\k,d'you know,
I spoke in baby-talk!
Then everybody laughed at me.
And 1���1 uppod and cried ;
And then their horrid mean old glee
Made me so mortified
1 rushed up in the nursery
And locked myself inside.
I slammed the door���'twas made of oak-
Witholl my might and main ;
So hard I slammed it that it broke
A part of it in twain.
And thon I howled till I awoke
And changed tome again.
That's why now'daya 1 always cry
As loudly us I can,
Why tears flow from my greatbluc eye
Liko gravy from a pan.
When anybody says that I
'M a pretty little man!
Urchins and Sea Urchins.
"What are the wild waves Baying?" It waB
our first evening of camping on the beach
of the Pacific, and that was what some
one asked ae we sat on the verandah of our
little cottage, listening to the boom of the
breakers as the tide came in. There was
uo anBwer, but from a narrow bed on the
cottage floor came the complaint of one
crowded little urchin to hiB tired brother,
" Roll over." dust then a breaker larger
than usual did " roll over," as it broke,
thoroughly wetting with spray a merry
party on the sand.
Next morning the little boys were as
AAnt Edith protested, " us cross us porcupines and hedgehogs," and loudly com*
plained that their bed was as hard aa a
rock. Mamma explained that of course
campere must expect some hard places.
But they were only pacified when papa
astonished them by a promise to take them
niter breakfast, to hunt for some other
urchins who truly slept on rocks and
denied to like it.
Aunt Edith explained what hedgehogs
are like, during breakfast; and by the time
we were all ready for our walk the boys
had forgotten their troubles. We were
early and the tide waB out, so we made all
haste along the sandy beach to where some
rocks projected into the sea, and where
we knew was stranded many a treasure.
It was not long till papa called us to
come to a rocky pile a little further out
than we had yet ventured. There, in a
tide-worn basin in a little crevice of the
rock, was a "whole nest of purple chestnut hurra," as Johnnie, with a dim remembrance of an Eastern forest, describad
them. Papa gathered a half-dozen of them
and we hurried ashore to escape the now
incoming tide. At home we took a careful
��� urvey of one of our sea urchins. It looked
likeamuch fiattened purple ball, thickly
cet with purple epines, varying a little,
but about an inch in length. "Kach one
of these spines, of which there are two or
three thousand," Baid papa, "is fastened to
the shell by a ball and socket joiut, much
as your arm is fastened to the shoulder,
except that the ball part of the joint is on
the shell." "WhatareitsthornB good for?"
������ueried little Frank, meaning the spines.
"They are used for moving about and for
burrowing in the sand. Some kinds of sea
urchins walk with them. Now see ita
teeth," and papa turned one flattened side
up. There was a little pyramid of teeth
about half an inch high. There were 6ve
of them, shaped much like the gnawing
teeth of arat or squirrel, but wedge-shaped
nt the top and fitting together perfectly.
"Frank, how do you chew? Let us see."
Frank spread his. red lips apart and
thumped hia two sets of white teeth together vigorously.
"That's all right with two jaws; but
what would you do if you had five ? These
tive teeth are set in as many hard jaws,
moved by muscles. They can open wide
to grasp their food and all close together
toward the centre and the food passes
between ten grinding surfaces."
"What do they eat, papa ?"
"Crabs, and any of the little creatures
that live in these different shells you have
gathered."
"They must have good digestion, suggested Aunt Edith.
"Ves, they have the most perfect digestive system of any of these little animals
that live in shells. Now bring some boiling
water and we will examine our urchins a
little further."
It waB poured over them and they were
allowed to remain in it a little while, when
the Bpiner, outer skin and teeth eaaily fell
out and thelittle creature from within came
out from his shell.
"Mamma,itia all embroidered!" exclaimed Frank. Papa had broken one and he
was examining the inside of the shell.
' So it waB. Around the shell, like the
rib of a melon, were five double rows of
dainty double scallops, formed by tiny
holes through the shell, bo small that the
point of a fine needle would barely go
through them.
" What are the holes for .' questioned
Johnnie.
Before papa answered Aunt Edith ventured-
" Why, Johnnie, insteaaot having bones
through its leet as you do, it puts its feet
through its boneB."
Several wide eyea turned to papa.
" Yee, you might call them feet, but
they are quite as useful for stopping the
urchins as for walking. They are furnished with suckers with which it fastens
itself to some object. It also climbs the
rocks with them. They can be thrust
through the shell and beyond the longest
spine; and it is well supplied, having
ubout eighteen hundred of them.
" Now look inside the shell again. You
nee that five double rows of tiny holes are
separated by five much wider rows of many
rive-aided plates, fitting together as closely
aa the cells of honeycomb. There are from
three hundred to six hundred of these
plates, according tothe size ofthe shell.
It growa by adding to the edges of these
little plates and making new plates at the
ends of the rows."
The outside of the shell waa as beautiful
as the inside, not showing so plainly the
double rows of plates, but covered with
elevations ; some larger than others, but
all perfectly arranged and each ending in
a smooth little knob where the purple
spine had been joined.
" Are all sea urchins like this one ?"
" No ; some grow to be four inches across
at the widest part. Other kinds are reddish brown, while some are irregular in
shape. Some have curved spines and some
paddle-shaped spines. So these are your
hedgehogs, boys."
"I thought hedgehogs lived on land."
" Yes, but the scientific name of these is
echinida, which is from a Greek word that
means hedgehog, so their family name
means ' like a hedgehog'; some people call
them 'sea hedgehogs.'"
" I thought you called them sea urchin t."
" Yes ; urohin was the old English name
for hedgehog."
" la that why people call ohildren urchins, mamma?" asked Johnnie.
Mamma remembered the morning's
troubles and baid, * Perhaps/���Marie Me*
Cloud, 'n Pansy.
GREEN PARROTS' TALES.
One Belonged   to Quern Bcs-i  aiul   Two
Adopted Three Utile Urtiy Kitten*.
The very oldest parrot story on record
comes down from Queen Elizabeth's day.
She owned a fine-talking bird, gifted with
so much wit and good sense. Her Majesty
was far fonder of him than her hawks and
greyhounds. He wore a rough of bright
ribbons about his neck, little gold bells on
Ins feet, and sitting on his royal mistress's
shoulders, would give saucy answers to the
noble ladies and gentlemen to whom her
Majesty gave audience. One duy when
the Queen went oa a water party in the
royal barge, whether in fright or frolic,
Polly, who had been prowling about the
boat, lell plump into the river. A ferry,
man boldly jumped in and rescued the
frightened bird. Then a dispute arose as
to how muah the man should be paid.
" Let us leave it to the parrot," said the
Queen. Polly, who had sat silently preening hia bedraggled ftathers, looked up,
winked hia round, red eyes and said in a
gruff voice: " Oh, give the knave a
great I" and that put an eud to the dispute, ���
THE CLEVEREST PARROT
ever known waa the property of a poor
actor-named O'Keefe. The bird not only
talked cleverly, but sang sweetly, in a
tenor voice. His favorite song waB " God,
Save the King," but not a sound would the
parrot make on Sunday. He enjoyed
church-going and sat solemnly on the back
of a pew, paying the most respectful attention to all that waB said. One day, when
the sermon proved very long and tiresome,
the good clergyman arriving at an impressive pause, just to give weight to his
words, and the sobersided parrat screamed
out: " Amen ! amen ! now let us be off 1"
and scuttled out the door, near which his
master Bat, leaving the weary congregation, and, aftor a bit, the good-natured
clergyman, too, laughing heartily.
The fame of this parrot's achievements
reached the royal palace, whereupon Kiug
George commanded him to sing before the
court. When Polly entered the royal presence and was ordered to sing "God Save the
King," not a sound would the bird make.
Then His Majesty, put in quite a rage by
this obstinate discourtesy, stalked out of
the room. Hardly had the door closed,
however, when the parrot broke gayly into
the national anthem, in a voice bo fine that
the King delinhtedly re-entered the room
i and offered O'Keefe
A PRIXOBIA' SDH
for so gifted a bird. O'Keefe loved hie
feathered friend too dearly to part with him
and, tucking Polly close to his breast, under
his shabby coat, begged hia Majesty's leave
to keep him. When the parrot died the
British Museum bought the akin and stuffed it, and to-day Polly ia to he seen in the
museum at Oxford.
A learned Philudelphia Polly ��� sung
charmingly both in German and English.
He loved to sit in a sunny back window
and tosB seed and crumbs to hungry city
sparrows ; uot only were his feelings hurt,
but he would scream and scold, unless permitted to bless all the family good-night
and good-morning. He enjoyed the companionship of u mate which laid several
egga, but could never hatch them, so in
despair they set out to adopt some children.
Poking about the room, one day, they
chanced upon a box in which were three
tiny gray kittens, with which the mother
parrot was delighted. Though the kittens
struggled, she gathered them under her
wings, and after a while the cat gave her
babies entirely into the bird's care. The
parrots learned to drink milk at the same
saucer with their adopted children, and the
kittens trotted contentedly about at their
foster-parents' heels, and had rough-and-
tumble games together on a sunny back
porch.
REV. L. W. SHOWERS
liiw-i Uiu Expf rlruri- With Organic Heart
Disease���The Drcrtil Mnlnriy nu the
Increase.
For many years my greatest enemy has
been organic heart disease. From an uneasiness about the heart, which palpitated
more or less severely, it had developed into
abnormal action, thumping, fluttering and
choking sensations. Dull pains, with a
peculiar wan feeling,were ever present near
the heart. 1 have tried many physicians
and taken numberless remedies, with very
little benefit. Seeing Dr. Aguow's cure for
the heart advertised in the Kitt aiming,
Pa., papers,l purchased a bottle and began
iLs use, receiving almost immediate reliof.
I have now taken several bottles of tho
remedy, and can speak most highly in its
favor. Tho choking Abnormal action,
thumping and palpitation have almost entirely disappeared. 'Tne remedy is certain-
ly a wonder-worker, for my case was
chronic���Kev,L.W.Showers, El der ton, Pa,
A WISE WOMAN.
6he Was Weak, Nrrvon*. nnd t>l-,pirit*-i>
and lound nu lErnciit From Ilo- lor -
Trenfmcut���She Wn*. Induced In Give
Pink fills * Trial and .** Again i:u
Joying lit nl th.
From Candian Evangelist, Hamilton.
We are often asked: "Do you think Dr.
Williams' I'ink Pills are any good ? Do
you think it ie right to publish those glowing accounts of cures said to be effected by
the Pink Pills '."* Of course we think tke
lhe Pink Pills arc good, and if we did not
think it right to publish the testimonials
we would not do it. Perhaps it is not to be
wondered at that people ask such questions
when they hear stories of clerks beingem*
ployed to write up fictions testimonials tc the
efficacy of some cheap and nasty patent
mediciuee. Tho Dr. Williams Medicine
Co. do not follow that dishonest practice
as there are few places in the Dominion
where the marvellous efficacy of Pink
Pilla has not been proved. Their method,
ap our readers may have observed, is to
publish interviews which representatives
of reputable and well known journals
have had with persons who have been
benefited by a course of Pink Pills, thus
giving absolute assurance that every case
published is genuine. Several such cases
have come under the notice of the Canadian Evangelist, '.he latest heing that of
Mrs. T. Stephens, of 21fi Hunter atreet
west, Hamilton. Mrs. Stephn is quit-3
enthusiastic iu her praise of Dr. Williams
Pink Pills, and iB vtiry positive that they
have done her a great amount of good.
Her trouble wub indigestion und general
debility. For about a year she was under
a physician's care, without deriving any
benefit therefrom. About three years ago
ahe wub induced by a friend to give Pink
Pilla a trial. Wheu sho began their uae,
she says, she felt dreadfully tired all the
time, was weak and nervous, had a pain in
her cheat and was very downhearted. Her
father told her Bhe looked au though she
was going in "a decline." She replied
that ehe felt that way, whether she
looked it or not. It wns not long after
she began to take the Pink Pills before
ahe experienced an improvement in her
health and spirits. The tired feeling wore
away and tier strength returned, the
extreme nervousness vanished and her
Bpirits revived. It is now about two years
since Mrs. Stephens ceased taking the
Pink Pills. She haB had no return of her
former troubles during all that time. She
is now strong,healthy and cheerful and is
very emphatic in declaring that she owes
to the Pink Pills her present satisfactory
state of health and has, therefore, no
hesitation in recommending them to those
afllicted as Bhe was.
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First Crook���Times are mighty hard
juBt now.
Second Crook���'Deed they are. I sandbagged six men las' night, an1 only got
fifteen cents out o' the hull lot.
Two Veterans-
Hello, colonel . haven't seen you since
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Where did we meet then, sir ?
Well, if it wasn't under the house, it
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Eared to the quick ; caustio applications
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proves on what slender basis public opinion
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Pains in the Joints
Caused    by   Inflammatory
Swelling
A Perfect Cure by Hood's Sarsaparllla.
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Hood's Sarsaparllla. My sor. was afflicted With
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to bed without crawling on hands ami knees, i
was very anxious about him, and having reac
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so much about Hood's Sarsaparllla, I deter
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Fleischmann's Yeast half a rake
.Sugar two pound.
j Lukewarm Water two gallon.
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Ther. i. bo um in fooling with neuralgia.
It re a diseau that give, way only to the
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TORONTO, CANADA,
Printers of Newspaper OutRides and Ii^iidw.
Tho Best Printed and Newsiest In Canada*
BavoB 50 per cent, to PubUBhor. Facilities un-
anrpasscii for all kinds of Newspaper Printing
Write for Prices and Terms.
GRANBY RUBBERS
Better thu season thwi  ever.     Everybody   want,   tkM
Kvery dealer raU. them.   They weer like ltL
i
'j 'i G. A. McBain ii Co.,   Real Estate Brokers,   Nanaimo, B.C.
LATE LOCALS.
Men's rubbers 6a cents |j*r pr. ;u Mc-
Phee & Moore's.
Plushes, Ribbons and Laces ��� ti odd
remnants lor fancy work at Leiser's.
New novels, plain and fanoy stationery at r-imjury's.
Ladies' fancy while canvass ball slippers, at Mel'hoe A Moure's.
Partridge Cochin ee,i;s for sale at $2.50
per setting of 13���R. P. Edw.ards.
A fine stock of clocks and  musical instruments will be up next neck lor A. Ap ,
laker.
That flannelette���12 yards for a doliai
���is a great  seller at Leiser's, '
T. D. McLean the jeweler, has received
a fine  consignment  ul  e;c glasses and
spectacles.
Savs the Kootenay Mail: "Uy neglect
ing or refusing to advertise vou bovcoti
yourself.''
EOR sai.k -Cheap for cash, a good Karri
organ. Enquire of T. D. McLean,
jeweler, Union.
A gold ring was found in Ihe car between Union and the whiirt Friday, The
owner will please call at I'm-:' N'liWS
office for it.
Only two more of those world-famous
Gurney coikin',> stoves with reservoirs
left at McPhee & Moore's.
Mr. Aptaker the jeweler will leave Friday for a business trip. During his ab-
sence money may be paid in at his shop
and jobs lelt there as usual.
The royalists of France have their
clothes made in Paris. The loyalists of
Union have their clothes made in Cumberland.    Morgan  is ihe popular   tailor.
The windows at Leiser's store are
worth noticing. Such display���artistic
and seasonable���is new to Union,
On Saturdav last Mrs. John Harwood
presented her husband, the efficient road
master of the Union ami Bayne Sound
railwav, an elegant miniature presentment of himself
A largo importation of crockery and
glassware direct from Europe on the
way to McPhee & Moore's.
There is to be a ncw store in Cmtrte-
nav. Mr, \V. F. Lawson, for a year or
so with Mr. Simon Leiser in his dry goods
department will leave Mav 1st to go into
business for himsell in general siorckcep-
ing.
Towards the end of this month the
Willing Workers in connection with thc
English church will hold al Agricultural
hall, Courienay, a sale of work, chiefly of
English goods, well made on purpose for
Comox Settlement. Save your money
for the occasion.
Don't lorget to call at McPhee &
Moore's and examine their stock of wall
piper.
Ceo. II. Leighton, the Bay blacksmith,
h is bought the blacksmith shop of J. W,
McKenzie at Cour.enay.
It is understood thai Urquhart Bros,
oi Courtenay will supply the lumber for
the New Presbyterian church.
The company has called for tenders
for slashing tlie woods between the town
site an I the railway to lhe new shaft.
Tin- pipes for ihe water works will
come from England around ihu Morn.
A liitle p.ii ei.ee anc we will gel there,
rtrrangements hive been made to ob
tain i sitnp'y of lumber from Vancouver.
It wi 11 e brought over by t ig and scow
loth b ,y, ihwii ip the Courtenay I'i-er
to t ., iiteuav and from there b, leams 10
Union.
'lie- loan on herjast trip hrd a rocky
time. At lo a. m. Tuesday she ran on
a reel', where she remained until g p. m.
After getting off she nnchmed in deep
waler until morning, when she pruci coed
on lur course, reaching here rather 11
on Wednesd.iv.
JAPANESE TEA.
The members and friends of I "race
Methodist Church purpose holding their
anniversary on April 23rd. Japanese tea
will be served by waiters in full costume.
A choice entertainment will also be
given.    Particulars next week.
LOOK HBBB.
Anderson, laic of ihe Bay, begs 10 announce he has now his Metal Works located on Third Si. near the News office
where he is prepared to execute all work
in Ins several lines, which consist of
B***""** Neat repairing of Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry: Brazing and Hard Soldering; Sheet, Copper, Brass, Lead, Zinc,
Tin and Copper worked inio all forms.
Guns and Rifles neatly repaired. Plumb
ing in all its branches. Hot water cuils
placed in any pattern of stove,
Bath Tubs placed at short noiice.
Mowing Machines repaired. Hot air Fur
naces placed on  most   approved   pi ins.
Worn Table Silver Ware replatcd by
patent process. Saw Gumming, Turning and Band Sawing.
Always on hand: old fashioned, double
length Riveted Stove Pipe at same price
as machine made.    Pumps,  Piping etc.
Prices moderate. Having had 30
years experience in above lines, Mr. Anderson doesn't hesitate to guarantee satisfaction.
HOSPITAL ELECTION.
At the annual meeting held at the
school house Saturday evening the reports of the treasurer and surgeon were
received showing a satisfactory condition;
and repoi t of auditing commute ��� finding
the accounts of the treasurer correct read
aad fyled, after which lhe following were
elected for -.he ensuing vair;
Pie ., J.A'oram-; '.!'., J. Mcl'h t  Tr���
j Dr.  Lawrence; secruiiiry. J. B. McLean,
I who ar,* ex officio memheis of the Board
i ofTruslees or Directors which wns completed by thc election of Wm.   Milchell,
Thos.   Russell,   Wm.   Anihony,  Andrew
McKnight and M. Whitney.
The present surgeons, matron, nurses,
an.l help are retained,
lhe 10t.1l receipts for the three months
including government grant arc $734.20;
total expenses $769.32, There is, however something over .'loo :���.: li in die
band-, ol ihe budding commil'.ee to be
tinned over 10 the Ireasurer.
TENDERS,
Will be received up lo noon of Thurs
day lhe 251I1 of April 1S95, for the con
sll'UCtion ofa dwelling lmu>e.
Plans and specifications can be seen ai
the company's office.
Lowest or any tender nol necessarily
accepted.
F. D. Liltle.
THE U. A   DRAMATIC CO.
This Co. will present on April 24th
and on May 2d at Pikci's hall, Rose G ir
land, or the Farmer's Daughter, a superb
comedy in 4 acts. Special scenery is
being painted���ncw scenes for each act.
Nothing will be left undone, wc air as
sured, to stage jt in first class style so as
to make it a complete success. We all
know the histrionic abilities of Mr. I W.
JenKins, and under his masterful training
the ladies and giiillemen who bave ion
scnted to take part are developing 11:10
actors who will be a genuine surprise.
The cist is full and ihe rehearsals prog
ressing satisfactorily Half j.r the net
proceeds will be handed over 10 ibe
treasurer of the hospital, which of itseif
should induce a large attendance, More
particulars later.
Mr. lames' Dunsmuir came up on the
Joan Wednesday and returned this morn
FATAL ACCIDENT.
Saturday night .117 minutes past 11
|ohn Jess, .\hileat work in the bottom nf
No. 5 shaft, which is now down 310 feet
was struck with a falling piece of rock
breaking his spine and crushing his ribs
into his lung. He was quickly drawn up
breathed two or three minutes and expired.
When the accident happened his shift
had just commenced and the bucket
from whicli thc rock fell was the fust
drawn up after starting work.
1. L. Sullivan was the lop man and
Jacob Faller had charge of the men at
lhe hm mm of ihe shall. Mr. Je-.-. "as
single. 20 years of age, and had a moth*
er, brother and sister in Vancouver, who
were noli ed by who; and at lheir request
the body was seal lo tliein on the TepiC.
Thc voung man hail only been at work
a few   clays.
Magistrate Abrams and a few gentlemen visited Ha- scene of the accident
and viewed the remains as preliminary
lu an inuuest.
���ONION ��HIPPING.
The Citv 'i '.-. ���ir', h fi on il; jib for
S in Franei en wit!' 5850 tons ol 1 oal for
Southern V -.   'i<.
The 'l( I'ii- lei': Monday ������ ith ;,." mi s
fn the C. !'   !���:.
I'he-San Maleo arrived leiterday.
Mineola is expected here on the  15th.
FOB, SALE OP. LEASE.
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
Comox Hay. It has a good house, barn,
chii ken house, ami 20 acres ol cultivated
laud, all in good condition,
I. W. McKenzie, Council iy
FOE SALE.
270 acres of land at Oyster River. Th
be sold cheaply, Apply to Win. Duncan
1236 1 Sandwick P. ()., B. C.
Cumberland  Encampment.
No. 6,   1. O. O. V.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wedneseays of
each mouth at S o'clock p. in. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
N.B.���The charter of said encampment
will 1)2 held open till the eight of Mav for
the benefit of those wishing 10 become
members.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time Table  No.   23,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Thursday,   Jan.   10th,   1895.   Trains
run  on  Pacific  Standard
Time.
NORTH BOUND (READ. DOWN.)
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On Saturdays aad Sundays
I luturn Ticket* will ha irwuod butwoeu all
potuta for ii fnro and a, rj-iara-r, -patd for r��-
turn nut later than Monday.
Ui'torii Tk-ki'ts for onp and a half ordinary
fait* may bo put-uhatiou daily tn all point*-,
good  lor  siivi'ii tUyd. Including nay of iiu.uu
Nd He turn .'Pickett- issued for a fun: inula
quarter where lho sllitfhi laru \s tw-'ntj-iUi*
wills.
Through rates bntwtion Victorin and com ���*>
Mileage andCumniutatlo'j Tickets can In* ult
Uinud tHihpplicattuuU1 I'lnkol Afc.'iil, Vioiorin
DHiiuan'aaiid \\ o Hug, on dUUtuiw.
A.DUNriMUIK, JOriEHl HUNTElt.
lJrosidi*M. Gen'l Supt.
iucpriou.
Gitn- Fri-iicht and PuRSf-mmr  a ist.
1  I"
Drs  Lawience &. Weslwooi
Physicians and Surgeons.
TTS-TICl^. 3 *
Courtenay nnd tho Way will hv visited ��� .
u'-'diHi.-iA) afternoon for the purvoHf* oi ���
������ulNi* ion.
I'nt'ontn ai n distance wil1 rerelvo oar'ty
touliun on rei-oii-t of ti-lopl.i-ne BUd-nag***
TO   BE
CONTINUED
(FOB   1   WEEK   OlslLY)
THE
GREAT
PANTS
AND
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