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NO.   204.   UNION   COMOX   DISTRICT,   B.   C,   TUESDAY   OCT. 6th,    1896.   $2.00   PER   ANNUM.
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UNION   MEAT   MARKET
Choice fresh and silt meats, headcheese, bolonga, sausages
andvegetables, fruitand eggs
ALWAYS ON HANI)
SHI^IFIIfcTG-   SUIFIFXilEID
SIMON   LEISER
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A successful merchant and we will show you
a man who keeps thoroughly posted and
watches the cost of every single article he
purchases.
iesto
That's the reason the women of Union use
our prices as a standard for what they should
pay for goods elsewhere.
PRICES   ON   APPLICATION   AT:
Ja. special trip.
Should be taken to
The Ideal Cash Grocery
U
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Good Cooking Butter at 20 cents per Ib.
Choice Dairy and Creamery Butter at 25
and 30 cents per Ib. A Fine Assortment of
the celebrated G. B. Ohocolae. Candy,
Bon Eons, Prize packages, etc. etc,
Apples from $1.00 per box, Fresh Eggs
arriving daily and expect by this week's
Boat-A large consignment of Grapes,
Apples. Pears, etc. etc.
GIVE US J, CALL.
Partridge and Rennison.
Yju�� sujfs.
AT
Tempting  Prices  at
-?. DUlTIsrElS.
You will find in my selection of this
fall goods bargains never offered you
before.     Fine  black worsted    suit
$35,00, nice nobby Scotch suits $25.00
And Overcoats From $20.00 up.
latest by Wire
Mining notes.���Gartley tnd Chapman have brought lo Nanaimo, very fine
samples of quarts near Nanaimo Lake,
where 31 claims have been staked off.
The owners of Van Anda mine Texada, have received offer at Swansea,
Wales, to uke entire output; owners to
draw 3*4 assay value when shipped.
THK STRIKE.���All railroad telegraph
operators between Halilax and Vancouver are out en a strike. Other grievean-
ces beside too small pay. Trains are
moving slowly and irregularly. Places
of operators are being rapidly filled.
Drowning.���Lieut. Heynen and and
seven men from H. M. S. Satelite, Dutch
Harbor, Alaska, while attempting the
rescue of two petty officers out fishing in
a storm, were drowned.
Umatilla and H. M. S. *<wan.���
While proceeding from Victoria up the
Sound the Umatilla struck a sunken rock
near Point Wilson light house, tearing
14 feet off her keel. The water surged
in and she was run ashore to prevent
sinking. The H. M. S. Wild Swan is
ashore at Callao and is in bad condition.
The Comus has gone to her assistance
Fire.���Two fine barns belonging to
James Algar of Cedar Creek, were burned Wednesday.
Not in  it.���Joe. Martin has  refused
the appointment of the IS. C. judgeship.
Cohoe Salmon.���The Cohoes are running strong in the Fraser.
Attempted rape.���James Thomson, a
mir.er, was arrested on Tuesday at Wellington. The victim was Kate Helhir, a
little deaf and dumb girl. He has been
committed for trial at assizes.
Chief Justice ill���Chief Justice
Davie is seriously ill and has been taken
to the hospital.
THICK fog���The fog was so thick at
Victoria Friday, that steamers left after
9 o'clock.
Mr. J, L* Brown, representing the Mainland Nursery, E. Hutoheraon proprietor, ia
in town. He will eanvaa the diatriot. We
can reoommend the Mainland Nursery aa
one of the very best la the Provinoe. Mr.
Hutcheraon, iti proprietor, stands very
high, aad sends out only true and reliable
goods.
New fall gooda at midsummer prices at
Hamburger's.
Lost.���Ou Conrtenay road, ladies brown
oloth ooat, with blaok for oollar. Please
leave at this offloe.
Hamburger is still sailing TAB ping a
20ots.
A fine line of Cook Stoves for wood aat
ooal at MoPhee ft Moore's.
For Bali.���A geod sloop for sale) prioe
f90. Enquire of John W. Soott, Hornby
Island, B. O.
McPhee & I*f oore
FAULT GEOCBES iiiD MT IAM15
^-lMPOUTEKS AND DEALERS IN--'
Flour, Feed, Field and Garden Seeds, Etc, Etc.
OTJK, 2k~aA~ TkSLJA.~~~~C
Is well stocked with choice fresh and salt
meats, vegetables, butter, eggs,  poultry and
all kinds of fruits ...
Goods Delivered Promptly
Chatter.
As yet the Comoi Exhibition is the Interesting topio; what was there, who were
there, aad how it passed off.
First: The Offloers and Directors of ths
Agricultural Association are to bo eongrata.
lated on the oharaoter aad tuooeas ol the
exhibition.
On entering the exhibition hall, near the
door, wat a table laden with golden batter)
batter in rolls, batter in priutt, batter in
crooks. I am not sure I know the names of
all who entered batter, but give those I
have: A Urquhart, Mesdames Lvwis, Will-
lams, Crawford, Smith, Duuoan and others.
Along either aide of the building vera
loog tables; parrelel with which were two
others, almost th-** length of tho hall, Those
fr.or long tables weie loaded with the exhibits.
On the right fcaud table���unteriou the
hall���were arranged the entries, of bottled
(niu, Jellies, jams, and piuk lei.
Mra. MoLaan's [Union] exhibit wna Drat
olass. Mrs. Nixon's bottled pears and
peaches were beautifully perfeot. Mrs.
Dnnean'a jelly looked fine; Mrs. Halliday's
jellies, olear as crystal; ahe had a large
display ol bottled fruit also. 1 sympathised
with tiie jndgee who made the awards in
this department, where eaoh exhibit seemed
so excellent.
The next table held the display of bread,
pastries and oakes. Mr. Laoaa exhibited a
beautifully decorated wedding eakea eto-
oharine pyramid: Scotch ahort oaks��� I aat
sue was exosllent aa suoh eake should delight luffy pastries, doughnuts, eto. A
moet oreditable display.
Several ladies proved themselves commendable housewives by the exhibition nf
bread and cakes, most tempting in appear,
anoe.
At the lower end of the hall was the cut
flower display. Mrs. Robb had a beautiful
cross of moss and tiny white eaten, a bowl
of roses and sweet peas. Mr. Davis, lovely
roses, among whioh wae a rare moss rose
bud, carnations and asters. Mrs. Halliday,
beautiful gladiolu and dahlias; Mrs. Bridges
lovely hanging basket. Mr. Miller, hand-
some bouquet.
Next wu the fruit table, Pears, apples,
peaches and grapes, arranged in pyramids
aad m plates.
Along the left side, the hall wu a table
fairly leaded with so* vegetahleesl  Cab
bages cauliflowers, potatoes, beets, turnips
and paranips, were on and ia boxss under
tbe table.
Through the courtesy of Hugh Grant; Eaq.
and eon, and Mr. Cairns I brought horns
some ol the prises, vegetables, and ean
testify to the discrimination ol the Jndgee
who awarded these prises.
On the stags was arranged the ladies
work. I will not attempt to give a complete list and discription of the many useful aad handsome articles, but mention
those whioh partiontary attraoted my notice,
Mn. Robb, pillow sham, very pretty.
Mrs. Willard, knitted and worsted quilts,
Mrs. Duncan, knitted seeks. A knitted
qailt, and tet of croeheted doilies by Mrs.
Cairns. Crochet work, tidy and lace, Mrs.
Tait and Mrs. Mundell; the last named
lady's pillow-shams were very pretty. Rags,
Mrs. Cessford, good taate and work. Mrs.
Jas MoKim, beautifulldrawn work and aro*
ohetedmats. Mra. Grieve, patch-work. Mrs.
Mundell, table scarf pebble linen, all over
embroidery, quite pretty. Mra. Nixon,
gentlemen's slippers and fine specimens of
darning, also shams. Mrs. MoPhee, handsome table scarf
The autograph orazy work qnilt, don" by
tbe ladies of Triuity Church, and entered
by Mrs. MoKnn, waa much admired.
Miu Sarah Lewis' oolleotien of needle
work, crayon and paintings waa a highly
meritorious display.
A dainty tee-aosy, oflinht green silk,
with oover of sheerest linen oambrio, with
honiton laee Inserted, and white embroidery
was extremely pretty.
A crayon drawing of St Ann'o Convent
Viotoria, was a Dae peieeolwork; but a
three quarter figure entitled "Sweet-briar,"
represented a girl, with great wistful innocent eyes, mobile mouth, rounded throat,
and hair blowing, was a charming picture.
The delicate shading, modeling ef the faee
and pose, prove Mist Lewis pessssea an*
usual talent.
A oollootion of shells, by Mies Lillian
Brydgen, were vary good. Two collections
of birds eggs were shown by Masters Mo
1'ute and Brydges, were very interesting.
"And the band played on," all day, to the
delight of tbe large attendance.
Mim Roy's canary, song himaelf into
fame and had tha honor of a red card aa
hia oage.
Rev. Mr. L-igan left the grounds���aot
with Bryan's srown of thorns, but���a veritable orewn of flowers.
I am informed the dsnoe, in the evening
wu most enjoyable.    *
The Seattle party and bieyoles returned
fl, a wngon.
Runa.
Loeala.
Fo* Rant.���Two cottagee and a Cabin on
Windsmsre avenue, near new Court Hou.c.
Euquirc of Wm. Rllsy two doors weat el
Mr. Collis'.
Buy your sugar at Leiser's 15.25 por owl
SPECIAL PHIZES
For best butter, by Stevenson & Co,
to Mrs VV Lewis; for best loaf of bread
���silver sooons��� tu Mrs T D Mclean.
For best colletihn of cakes���Lucas prite
���to Mrs. Bridges Flockinasters' prist
of $10 for besl pedigreed ram, to Geo
Heatherbell. The Hunter silver medal
for best display of ladies work, to Mrs J
McKim Agricultural Society prise for
best collection of bakers' bread and cakes
ist to Lucas ofthe Bay; 2nd to Turnbull
& Campbell of Union. The Hunter gold
medal for best draught mare over 3 y'rs
old, to Mr Thos Cairns
Coal On. $1.55 per tin at Leiser's,
LAIS LOCALS.
Flour very cheap at Leiser's, Hungarian
or putty $1.26
Upon the aite of their former dwelling
Messrs Lsonhardt and Quenell have put a
atons foundation npon whioh they will erect
a brio!-, residence.
Remember the great tale al Leiser's.
Our readers Interested iu anything tha,
M. J. Henry quotes in hie > new ad. ahould
send te him for hia new catalog aa before
placing their orders. It tells yes how to
get apple trees, gooseberry aad earns1
bashes���delivered here for $1.00 per dosso,
Plums at $1.50 per doxen; bulbs at leu
than eutere prices. Save money by par-
chafing reliable stook of finl hands.
jimmie Davidson has gone east.
A bun social will be given by tht la-
dins of Sandwick in Agricultural Hall on
Thursday evening al 8 o'clock A good
program will be provided; admission
25 cenls
ft does not matter what prices you set
advertised. You can hny new dry goods,
olothiug, boots shoos and groceries, cheaper
than anywhere else in the city at Hamburger's.
Union shipnig On 28th ult the str.
Mischief look nn 2: tons of coal for fuel.
Richard lil left on 28th ull with 1640
tons of coal for Frisco. Thistle left same
day with 24 tons coal for fuel. Also that
day Topic left wirh 333 ions of coal lor
the C. l\ R. and tug Lome took on 24
tons for fuel. Str Kildonan took Oct I
154 tons of coal to Westminster. Oct
ad Rapid Transit left wiih 271 tons of
coal for American navy. TbeMinneola
left Oct 2d wuh 330* tons of coal for Fris
co. Oct 4th took 4? tons for fuel Costa
Rica due Wednesday, Minneola next
Manday and the Chittygong at any time
8m tbat yoar Hungarian floor bean tbt
aame of O'Gilvies; all others ia thit market
A hog wu neatly dressed on the track
near powder house by an engine, Sat'day
For sale���The contents and furniture
of a small house. All new. Apply at
this office.
Races. The 1 mile bicycle race was
won by F. I. Dalby Walter McPhee be.
ing second.���The I mile foot race, O
Barber ist; W. James, and; 100 yds foot
race, F. J. Dalby 1, j. Roe 2; fat man's
race, O'Hindly 1, Unswonh 2. ln the
horse race, Harry D Kilpatrick owntr,
1st, Ed Wood's eorse, 3d
Thf clearance sale at I.siser; is now on.
Look it their barg tin <ou.ntcr.
Island l'luirs for preserving at MoPhee St
Moore's.
On -Sept. 28 Mrs. Matthew Mitchell of
Union presumed her husband with a son
New dress goods iutt arrivtd at Leiser's
Mrs. Horace Smith of Comox, Oct. 4th
sai'l to her husband when he came in:
"A ship from over the sea has brought
10 ynu and me a littl baby boy."
Men's atw tlyltt in Hard ami Soft
Kan at Ltist's.
Mining Shoes it Leiser's (or $1 a pair
Look at Sttvtnson & Co's ntw ad
This enterprising firm is an up to daw
institution
Boys School Books 7jet at Leiitr't
Rev Mr Barber of Victoria will oftci*
ate again next Sunday at Trinity Church
Mr. Willemar, though better, is net abl*
to fill his pulpit.
Girls' School Button Boots for 90 cts
at Leistr.s
A. Chraman received injuries at No.
5 Shaft last week from which ht died.
Bargains in white and colored Shirts
ItUiMft >^*WY^K
Don't Fret.
It never pays to fret or growl,
"When fortune nouns our loe;
The better bred will  push uhq:ul
And strike the braver blow.
For luok la work
Antl those who shirk
Should not laiiLtflit their doom;
But  yield  the play.
And clear the way
Thnt better men have room.
It never pays to wreck tlie health
In drudgiug  after gialll,
And lie Is sold who thiaks that gold
Is ulioaiifPKt  bought with paiu.
A humble lot,
A cosy cot,
That tempted even kings
For station high,
Tliat wealth can buy,
Not oft coiitenttoiont brings.
It never pays I   a blunt refrain
Well worthy of a song,
For  ngo aiul youth must loam the
truth,
That nothing pays that's wrong.
Tlie good aud pure
Alono aro sure
To bring prolonged success.
While what ls right,
In heaven's sight,
Is always euro to bless.
F��N,   SCISSORS  AMD   BRUSH
And evidently Charlotte la ot the
lean poreuasion���she doesn't like knickerbockers. She saya: "I conicss that 1
am dowa on bloomcra. I believe ln
womanly women, and don't liko the
mamiieli style any more than I admire
the feminine man. Let Ua have some
digtlnctlons as well as differences between the sexes. Your mannish womun
wants all the privileges of a man, and
she expects to be treated as a lady
besides. It Isn't quite fain to the men.
Good mothers are not made of such
shift, and I Have oliscrved that the
children brought -Into the world by
women of this description are apt to
be freaks of one sort or another."
The " Road House" evil Is one that
iu the vicinity of large cities attracts some attention, aud Charlotte
gives It a slap en passant: " Those
establishments, so commonly frequented by joung men aud young women
on wheels, furnish a very large percentage of tlie recruits for much worse
places. Perhaps you are not aware ol
the fact that New York city gives up
ai.OOU women annually to the mino*
tnvir of immorality. The average life
of these girls after tliey have taken
up this mode of existence is three and
a half years. Disease nnd drink quickly wipe them out, poor things! But
tneir places are constantly filled by
fresh recruits. Think of It, 100,000
���girls thus sacrificed every five yeara
In New York city alone "
"Mrs. Charlotte Smith, ot tho Woman's Rescue League', Washington,
has no use for tlio bicycle, viewing
it as a very demon of evil. Iu a letter to tho press she says, among
very many other strong things:
"Bold, indeed," says a critic, "would
be he who would dure show the
wlieelvcoman neglect or disrespect I"
Listen to that, now I In what a new
and charming light does it reveal the
average young man wlio rides a wheel
���the knight of tho road sans peur ot
sans reprbche, who would lie incapable of taking even tlie slightest
liberty with a bicycle girl 1 Under
other circumstances he would not
liasltuto probably to kiss or even
to squeeze her, 1f ho had a chance,
but her badge of freeniasonryi ln the
"brotherhood" ol tho bicycle renders
her sacrod ln his eyes for evermore.
It ia a beautiful idea, I think. I
would think It still more beautiful
if I bad not hud so many such girls
anil their offspring on my hands, Incidental to my work forf tho Woman's
Rescue League."
OUR GBEAT WEST.
The Position of Donald W. Davis, the
Man From Alberta.
Manitoba nnd that whole western
country Is cutting a large figure in
Canadlnn affairs at the present time.
Prominent among the citizens of this
new country Is Donald W. Davis, who
hns represented Alberta Iii the House
of Commons. He may be trusted to be
beard from on the questions that are
vital to the great Northwest, nnd
with oqual Intelligence, because It la
his plan to speak from experience, be
Is able to tell of the good effects of
Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal l'owder in cases
of catarrh. He ls one of many who
havo used this medicine and found
that It accomplished ull that was
claimed for It. Some of the cures effected by tlilB remedy nre astonishing,
ns Instance the caso of Captain Ben
Connor, No. Ih9 Berkeley street. Toronto, who was deaf for twelve years
from cntnrrh, and was cured by this
medicine. I
HENRI CAZMANS WIFE.
According to an English Journal Her
Name ls Mam'zelle Flossie.
The following unique advertisement
which recently appeared in an English dramatic paper, will be read
with Interest by theatre-goers:
Notice to all Concerned���That Henri
and Mam'zelle Flossie have been legally Joined together In the bonds of
Matrimony, by Special License, und
by a regularly appointed Justice of
the Peace, In the presence of Witnesses, in accordance wtth the requirements of the Laws of the United
States of America. Notice to GoBslp-
mongers nnd Scandal Fertilizers. The
potent factor was a dispute as to
Parentage and an imminent severance
of ull Business Ties, etc. Mr. Caiman,
with a view und desire to protect a
certain lady's history from tho arrows of scandal, repressed the publication of tho above marriage, and
unfortunntely so, as his good Intentions, owing to thc kindly and aftec-
tlonate interest of some of liia professional brothers nnd Bisters, brought
calumny on himsell and wifo. Mr. Caz-
man will give ��B0 reward to any person or persons, on conviction, who
will give Information re any such
scandal preceding this or following
this notice. Any Information may lie
hnd from either my Knglish or American attorneys. (Signed) Henri Cnz-
man nnd Mam'zelle Flossie, Empire
Theatre, Birmingham, July 10, 1890.
There Is more catarrh in this section of the country than all other
diseusee put together, and until the
last few yeurs was supposed to be incurable. For a great many years doctors pronounced it a local disease, and
prescribed local remedies, nnd by
constantly failing to cure it with local
treatmeut pronounced It Incurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a
constitutional disease, and therefore
requires constitutional treatment.
Hull's Catarrh Cure, manufactured
by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio,
is tlie only constitutional cure on the
market. It Is taken internally ln doses
from ten drops to a teaspoonful. It
acts direotly on the blood nnd mucous
surfaces of the system. They offer
$100 for any case It falls to cure. Send
for circulars and testimonials. Ad*
dri-ss, F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
A Trying Position.
Old Mra. M., who was seriously til,
found herself to be ln a trying position, which alio defined to a friend in
tliese words: "You see, my daughter
Harriet ls married to oue o' tliese
nomeypatli doctors and my daughter
Kate to an allypath. II I call lit the
hoineypath my allypath ton-in-law au'
Ida wife git mad, an' if I call ln my
allypath non-ln-law my lioraeypath
ton-in-law an' nis wife git mad, an' tt
I go ahead an' git well without either
ol 'em they'll both be mad, so I don't
eee but I'd better die outright."
REGULAR   CRIPPLE.
The Story of an Old Settler in
Dufferin County,
Suffered Terribly With Rheumatism
and Had to Uso Mechanical Appliances to Mova in Bed ��� Friends
Thought He Oould Not Recover.
(From the Economist, Sholburne, Ont.)
Almost everybody In the township
of MolooctUon, Dufferin Co., knows Mrk
Wm. August, J. P., postmaster of
Auguston. Mr. August, now In his
77th year, came to Canada from
England forty years ago, and (or
thirty-eight years has been a resident of Melnncthon. During some
thirty years ot that tlmo he has been
a postmaster, and for eleven or
twelvo years was a member ot the
Township Council, lor some years
holding tho position of deputy reeve.
He hns atao been a Justice ot the
ponce since the formation of the
county. It will thua l>e seen thnt
Mr. August stands high In the estimation ot hia nelghliors.
In tlio winter of 1S9A-95 Mr. August
was laid up with an unusually severe
attack of rheumatism, being confined to the house and to hla bod for
aliout three months. To a reporter
Mr. August said: " I was in fact
a regular cripple. Suspended from
the celling over my lied was a rope
$780,000 SAVED
In Canada's Pill Bill When Dr. Agnew's
Liver Pills Are in Universal Use.
Better Medicine Than the 60-
Years Old Formulas at a
Quarter a Box -40
Doses for 10
Cents.
Purely vegetable blood purifiers and
blood builders. Tone the nerves. Clear
the complexion. Act gently and safely.
Ask your druggists (or Dr. Agnew's
Liver Pills, and see that you get what
you ask for.
Caught a Tartar.
"Mourning goods, please," she said
to the floorwalker.
"Yes, madam ! this way, It you will,"
and then adding, feelingly ; "deatli ls
a, sad thing, madam."
"It ls, Indeed," she responded. "I'll
not make any purchases this morning. I only wanted to see the latest
things you have In the mourning line;
my husband Is a very sick man."
IF THE BABY IS CUTTING   TEETH
Be sure and use that old and well-tried
remedy, Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing
Syrup lor children teething, it
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and
is the best remedy (or diarrhoea.
Twenty-five cents a bottle.
Blistered Hands and Feet.
The speediest remedy is to light a
tallow candle, and let the melted
tallow drop fn cold wuter, then mix
tho tallow with strong spirits and
rub It thoroughly Into tho palms and
soles. Tills Is both a preventive and
a cure.
World's Production oi* Silver.
The world's product of silver ntnee
1S75 bus, aocordlng to D, s. Government reports, been as follows :
Ounces.
1875       63,202,000
18711     07.75:1,01)1)
1877   62,848,000
1878   78,470,000
1879   7-1,250,000
1880     71,701,000
1881     78,890,000
1882     80,470,000
1880     89,177,000
188t     81,807,000
1885     91,052,000
1880     93,270,000
1887     90,124,000
1888   108,827,000
1880   120,2111,000
1890   120,095,000
1891  131,171,000
1892   152,152,000
1893   100,002,000
1894   167,753,000
1895   105,000.000
Mrs. Hannah Jamleson, of No. 150
Waterloo street, London, suffered
with what she thought to be Inflammatory rheumatism ln her right
shoulder. Dr. Drake examined It, and
extracted a rusty hat pin 81-2 Inches
long.  Blood poisoning Is now feared.
THEY AEE UN1UVALLED.
Wo liavo no hesitation in recommending tlie Art Garland Stoves and
llanges. Their high reputation for
durability, economy ot fuel, convenience and artistic finish, stamps them
as the test made. It ls the constant
aim of the manufacturers to make
the very best StoveB that can bo
produced, They nre unrivalled.
A Married Tailor.
Merchant Tailor���I am sorry to say
It, Mr. Goodheart, "but as tills Is to
be your wedding suit I must demand
cash on delivery.
Mr. Goodheart���Eh ? Why, I've had
an account with you for yeara, and
l'vo always paid promptly to the
hour, the very hour, /sir.
"Yea, Mr. Goodheart, but you were
a bachelor aad had the handling of
your own money."
Thousands of cases of constipation,
asthmn, coughs, colds, and croup are
cured every dny b.v Shlloh's Cure.
���"��� Blunt Ll.
The questions Ll Hung Chang puts
to ladies aliout their ages are etn-
hnrrassing enough, but bis curiosity
does not end there. In addition to
a question concerning her nge he
askod a London lady If Bhe was married und If she had any children.
Lenrnlng that bIio hn<l none, he Bald:
"Our women In China pray for children It they havo not any."
THE BEST   ItEMl-'.UY    FOB C0KNS
Is Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor.
Rapid, painless, its action ls a mar*
vel to all who hnvo tried It. Fancy
getting rid of pnlnful corns In twenty-
four hours.     " Putnam's " does It.
Making Their Own Pasture.
In Eastern Australia a hundred million sheep nmi great herds of cattle
and horses uow feed upon pastures
covering flat ground which thirty
years ago was a desert of soft* saud,
so " rotten '* that the feet sank deep
nt every step. This once worthless
ground lias lieen lion ten Into compact
soil by the feet o( the sheep and! cattle, ami It ls believed that other
great desert expenses In Australia
may bo turned Into productive pns*
ture and In a similar manner.
Consumption can be cured by tho use
o( Shlloh's Cure. This great cough
curo ls the only known remedy for
that terrible disease.
Teacher���Johnny, what are the three
graces? Johnny���Breakfast,dinner and
supper,   . ���
which I could seize witli my hands,
ami thus chn*ngo my position in lied
or rise to a sitting posture. I Buffered an only thoso racked with rheumatic paitis could suiter, aud owing
to my advanced ago, my neighbors
did not think It possible for me to
recover. I had read much concerning Dr. Williams' I'iuk Pills, nndi nt
last determined to give them
a trial. I commenced taking the pills
about the lst of Feb., 1895, takiug nt
the outset one after each meat and
increasing to three at a time. Within
a couple of weeks 1 could notice uu
improvement, and by the first of April
1 was able to be about as* usuul, free
from the pains, and with but very
little of the stiffness lett, I continued
the treatment a short time longer
and fouud myself fully restored. It is
now nearly a year since I discontinued taking the Piuk I'ills, and 1 have
not had any return of the trouble iu
that time. I have no hesitation In
saying that I owe my recovery to
Dr. Williams' Pink PUls."
These pills are a perfect blood builder aud nerve restorer, curing such diseases as rheumatism, ueurulgla, partial paralysla, locomotor ataxia, St.
Vitus' Dance, nervous headache, ull
nervous troubles, palpitation of the
heart, the after effects of la grippo,
diseases depending on humors of tlie
blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. Pink Pills give a healthy
glow to pale aud sallow complexions
and are a specific for troubles peculiar
to the female system, and ln the case
of men they effect a radical cure ln
all cases arising from mental worry,
overwork, or excesses. Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills may be hod of all druggists
or direct by mall from Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont., or
Schenectady, N. Y., at 50c. a box, or
six for $2.50. See that the company's
registered trade mark ls on the wrapper ot every box ottered you, and positively refuse all Imitations or substitutes alleged to be "Just as good." lte-
member no other remedy hns been discovered that can successfully do the
work of Dr. Williams' Pink I'ills.
He Was Too Smart.
"I saw a porter overreach himsell
the other day," said Tenspot.
"Go on," said Whiffet.
"A man gave him a coin, and, nfter
looking at it, the dnrkey said:' 'Scuso
me, soli, but dis gol' dollab has a holo
in It.' The mun took It and replied:
'Ah I so It has.' Then ho put the gold
dollar bnck ln his pocket nnd gave
the porter a dime."        /
NEUU.U.GIA'S PBBfllSTENT AGONY
Has but one source of relief. Nerviline���aerve pniu cure���penetrates to
tlio Irritated nerves, soothes them
Into repose, nnd affords relief almost
instantly. Tlie wholo rnngo ot medicine nffords no parallel to Nerviline
ns a pnln reliever.
Milk and Health.
Milk disagrees with some, but ouly
when taken ln conjunction with
other foods; taken solely tor one
month the stomach will resume its
pristine vigor, and give new lite and
happiness to persons afflicted with
Ills which no one, save those who have
experimented on the subject, would
believe could proceed from eo simple
a cause as a disordered stomach.
Karl's Clover Boot Ten purifies the
blood nnd gives a clear and beautiful
complexion.
I88UENO  38 1896
NOTE,
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vertlsemente, please mention thia
D*per*
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Specialist, 87 Ktntf Btreet east,
Toronto. Home Sept. fat to 12th.
The by-law to expend $200,000 In
perfecting the sewerage system wns
carried In London by over 000 majority.
have: you ;tasted
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Clifford Yeates, Gesto, just placed as a stenographer with Mechanloal Supt, 1). h, & N.,
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Arch. McVicar, Petroloa, temporarily a3
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Petrolea.
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Find Him for Me.
Find him ior me, my dear little love,
Oh. sailor hearts, aa ye roam,
loo out lor my laddie, brave    and
���weet,
Who went from the old, old home;
For I wateh'd and I pray'd thro' the
weary years,
itod I watched alone to-day,
Bat no footstep rings on the old (lagged path,
Knd no shadow dims the way.
Oh, sailors true, will ye think ol him,
Aa ye sail to the shining west ?
Will ye look lor ny lore across the
The lad that my heart lores best ?
Hnd when to the eold North Star ye
gaze,
Or steer lor the Southern main.
Then think ol the land Irom whence
ye roam,
!ind think ol my quest again.
Will he ever come back, the pretty
one.
That sat by his mother's knee,
With eyes Uke the light ol evening
(tars,
ind always a smile lor me?
Will he come again���shall I see him
rfert
Oh, sailor hearts, as ye roam,
Look tor my laddie, tell him trne,
That I'm waiting lor him at bome.
BLAOK EYED PEOPLE.'
They Largely Predominate the Blue In
Both Sexes.
Into the realm ol sentiment, with
heavy footfall. Uke a bull ln a china
���hop or an elephant among porcelain, the sedate and matter-of-fact
statistician obtrudes himsell, Intent
on dealing, through percentages, with
matters which, one might think,
would be exempt from such prosaic
consideration. The latest subjects ol
statistical Inquiry are light and
dark eyes, and as the result ol Bundry
responses to questions propounded in
various countries and duly authenticated, it bas been discovered (and
not merely discovered, but also proved), that, taking the average of Europe and America, 44.6 ls the percentage of men having Ught eyes, including blue and gray. The proportion
ol girls and women having blue or
gray eyes Is by the same computation
84.2 per cent. In other words, blue
eyes are decidedly rarer among women than among men, and it Is for
this reason perhaps that blue eyes,
especially ln combination with blonde
hair, are esteemed so highly as a feature of feminine beauty.
Ken have light eyes oftener than
Women, but ln the Intermediate grade
ol oolor between light and dark the
percentage of the two sexes is very
nearly, though not quite, the same.
In this intermediate category are
brown and hazel eyes, neither pure
light nor genuine black. The percentage of these among men ls 43.1,
and among women 45.H The percentage of dark, or, Hiore properly,
blaok, eyes, is larger among women,
being 20.7 per oent. of tbe whole
number, while among men It ls 12.3.
Perhaps It Is the relative rarity ol
dark eyes among men which establishes the rule that dark-eyed men
are esteemed by women to be more
fortunate ln the color ot their eyes
than blue-eyed men.
The figures upon which these percentages are based are the result ol
Inquiries not prosecuted In one or
more ot the countries ol Europe, or
one or more States ot the United
States, lor, as Is well known, tn
southern European countries dark
eyes, both among men and   women,
Sredomlnate, while light eyes are to
e lound ln Just aa high a proportion ln northern countries.
YOUNGER BRIDESMAIDS'FROCK.
Worn at the Recent Wedding of the
Princess Maud,
The skirt Is ot Ivory satin, trimmed on each side from the waist to
tbe hem, with silver thread and sequin embroidery, The bodice Is of
satin draped. A trill of butter-colored lace finishes the neck. Full puffed
One of the Princesses' Bridesmaids.
sleeves of Ivory chiffon. There ls a
bunch ol scarlet geraniums on the
Ielt side ol the neck, and a chaplet
ol the same tor the head, finished
with a rosette ol white ribbon,���The
Queen, l>. i .. , , ,s,M,
Little Jokes,
Ol course there Is such a thing ae
love or there wouldn't be so many
divorces.
No girl who It afraid to stay at
home alone ln the evening should ever
get married,
"What does ITlss Frivolous do when
she Isn't taking care ol her dog?f
"She thinks about him,"
Miss Passay���I very promptly said
"No I" yesterday to a man who bas
been calling for quite a while. Miss
Cauatique���These book agents are
so .annoying aren't tbey?
"That child cried lor an hour this
afternoon." "Why didn't you give
It to him 7" asked the absent-minded
lather.
Call on the family of a girl wbo
sighs and longs Ior somebody to love,
and you will find that her brother's
pants need patching.���Atchison Globe.
liegino���Is It true that balloon
sleeves will be smaller next season?
Olive���Tes, You see, the poor fellows
couldn't get near enough to a girl
before to propose without all the
world overhearing. It lost us many
a "pop."
Wood B. Lothario���I would rather
be bright and wioked than good and
dull. Miss Cutter-What a pity we
can't always have our wishes in this
world I
Listen, girls; II you wish to get
thoroughly cool, Just stop and consider that it Is only a lew weeks
now betore you will be wondering
how you are going to manage to get
that $30 cloak on ai $9 a week salary. It will give yon a shock that
will make you shiver,
FREE AND INDEPENDENT.
Scenes From the Anteroom of a Presidential Headquarters.
There are two grades ol callers at
the national headquarters ol the
leading political parties in the United
States that come around every four
years with absolute regularity. They
ore the men who are wanted and
the men who are not wonted. The
men who are wanted soon get beyond the outer chambers and quickly depart; the men who are not
wanted linger hour bv hour at the
threshold, and day after day there
tliey stay. A business mon would
dismiss them at once. A political
manager dares not send them off,
and therefore tolerates them.
Tho silver, agitation has brought
some new faces among the non-desirable men ot the national Republican
headquarters Iu New York city, but
the motive for the call ls the same
as thot of the oid-tlmers-a desire to
share In the campaign funds. Early
n the campaign the men arrive who
have nolse-moking devices, campaign
hats, uniforms, torches, buttons,
badges, banners, and other paraphernalia to sell. If they cannot sell the
goods by the million directly, they
wont at least an endorsement. All
have to be seen in due time, and all,
in the slang parlance oT the surroundings, must be   "Jollied."
Then come tlie men with suggestions (for money, of course.) ns to
campaign methods; men who want
printing, advertising or other contracts ; men who hove secrets to
dispose of; mon who must be seen,
or the great and potriotlo cause will
be lost hopelessly. After them come
the women, who are sure they will
bo worth their weight to gold (silver
at Popocratlo headquarters); women
who con arouse great enthusiasm ln
social nnd religious circles; women
who know they can make' votes by
the thousands ln the tenement districts by the taking way they hove
of kissing the babies snd praising the
mothers. Then come the men with
campaign songs and marches, guaranteed to sweep any candidate into
office; and after them come the
aspiring but useless orators, with
specimen type-written speeches already prepared, and a willingness to
rehearse them then nnd there. Then
follow the unfortunnte citizens,
worthy men, who seek employment
and can tell when they were of real
service to the party.
Toward tho close of the campaign
come the agitators, who, for a consideration, enn deliver the votes of
this and that grade of workingmen
throughout the entire country. Tho
emissaries of secret organizations
steal in.and ask for a whispered talk.
Self-appointed leaders of this or that
race como to the front to mako deals
for tho Scandinavian, Irish, Gorman,
Slav, Arabic, negro, and what not
vote. Somo of tliese men need to he
"seen"; most of them get the cold
shoulder nowadays. Meantime the
real hard work of the campaign goes
on in spite of tliese callers.���Harper's
Weekly.
PAWN THEIR UNBORN BABES.
Queer Practices of a People in India
Who are Always Borrowing.
Goneral Booth has discovered In
India that unborn babes are sometimes used as security for debt. When
tho father of a family ls obliged to
liorrow money to defray the expenses
of his daughter's wedding ho sometimes pledges her first-born son as
collateral. General Booth doubted the
existence of sucli a custom until ono
of his officers In tlio Madras Salvation
Army Informed hlin tliat among his
cadets were young men who had been
mortgaged by tlieir grandfathers ln
pnyment for the festivities at their
mothers' weddings. General Booth
found upon Investigation that India Is
a great pawnshop. The people put ln
pledgo their lands, oxen, Jewelry,
themselves, their children ancl their
grandchildren. Their Ideas of finance
are crude, nnd they seem to think
that he Is the cleverest man who
finds the largest number of ways by
which to borrow money.���New York
Journal.
Poisoned Babe in a Grip.
Nenr his home, at Sndw Hill, out
behind Haddonfleld, N. J., yesterday,
Henry Pope (colored) found nn imitation alligator grip ln a clump of
bushes. Opening the bag, Pope discovered the body of a two-weeks-old
babe, neatly dressed. The Inhuman
hand which had cast the Innocent
aside had made Its death doubly sure
by providing a bottle of laudanum:
with a rubber nursing nipple, and the
babe bad taken at least a part of
the deadly drug, probably before It
was shut np In tho air-tight bog.
Tiie residence ol Mn. Levi Waller,
one of tho wealthiest citizens of
Wilkesbnrre, Ta., was blown up by
dynamite.
AGBICUI/TUBE.
The value of the coru fodder ls fully
equal to half the crop ol corn which
it has borne; that is, when it Is properly cared for. The day for wholo
acres of standing woody stalks ls
past; but it all depends upon ttie
method of handling whether they
are good for much or good for nothing.
It is not easy to seo why starch
factories are not more numerous.
Where the business of making starch
from potatoes has been carried on it
has proved to be a profitable industry,
and has increased the value of farm
land devoted to potatoes.
Protracted heat makes turnips
pithy and liable to be worm eaten.
For this reason the colder climate of
England and Canada is better adapted
than tlie States to the growing of
this vegetable, and a low temperature Increases them ln size and
flavor.
While the soil may be full of fertility, tillage only will not supply the
elements of nutrition. If continuous
cropping, by the machine or animal,
is to be practiced, the manure must
not be withheld, however good the
tillage may be. Fertilization and
tillage together make the large
crops.
Grain shocks standing late In the
field where there is young clover often kill the plants tlu'y cover, and
leave bare spots. A full stand is one
of the requisites toward a lull crop,
and anything short of a full crop Inevitably discounts the chance for a
profit.
If we could control drouths, and
thus moke our crops a certain thing
and fix the earning power and value
of our land, forming would become one
of the exact sciences. Irrigation is
accomplishing this more than any
one tiling ln the West; subsoiling is
the chief refuge in the Eastern States.
Why do farmers put off planting
timber in the waste places ? When
the supply on the farm begins to
grow so short that there Is not an
abundance ot wood for all needs of
the owner, the market value of that
farm suffers at once. The very fear
ol this should be o suggestion to
plant a little timber nt once.
Some men remain renters all their
lives because they sny it is cheaper
to rent land than to pay taxes. It
Is readily observed that the land
does not Improve much under the
management of such men; they are
seldom progressive farmers and rarely obtain a competence from their
methods.
We should hnve less trouble In getting desirable farm hands If we could
give them steady employment
throughout the year. A good mnn
does not need to be Idle one-third of
his time. There should lie some way
to manage his work profitably to
yourself in such o wny that he need
not leave you ln the fall.
Be on helpful terms with your
neighbors. If you have found some
orop which ls a money maker, It ls
suicidal to keep such knowledge to
yourself; and so with any method
or practice which will help to a
better profit on the farm. The Golden Rule Is a good one, even ln farming, and nn exchange of experiences
with one's neighbors ls one way to
fulfil it.
SWINE.
Raw potatoes are not fully digestible, and the beat advantage will
accrue from feeding cooked. If one can
fit up nn apparatus easily for doing
thc work, it will pay to cook the
small potatoes before feeding them to
the hogs; the hogs will thrive better, nnd the potatoes go further.
It ls well to hnve some pigs to sell
at different times of the yenr. Sell
early, for often the quick growing,
early maturing pigs pay better than
to feed longer. Sell them to get the
money, nnd start to leed up small
pigs again. Let the money earn Its
prlllt twice In the yenr.
Feed a variety to produce the best
meat. All corn fed hogs are not the
beet for choice ment. The hog products
which command the highest prices ln
English markets come from countries
which are not noted for the production of corn���England, Ireland, Denmark.
��� If there ls benefit In pure breeds,
why not get this benefit to the full ?
Hogs, like chickens, multiply nnd
breed up so fast that we cannot afford to raise, feed or fatten nny but
the very best. A pure bred boar will
soon grade up the herd ; but, If possible, have one or two pure bred sons.
Tnke good cure that the pigs have a
sufficient Bupply of salt, ashes and
charcoal; keep It In a box under shelter whero they can help themselves,
and never let the supply entirely run
out. There Is no danger of tliein eating too much, for their own cravings
wiil measure that.
It ls well to have the young stock Intended for sale in splendid condition,
and, of course, all show animals, but
the sows will have more pigs and do
better If kept thin. About two weeks
before they farrow givo plenty of milk
producing food, aud feed them well
while suckling. I
There are many little things In
management that the average man
never thinks of sufficient importance
to mako note of. For instance, pigs
can be better fed, handled nnd disposed of to bettor advantage If the
litters from the sows come about the
same size. It Is best to have them uniform In size and also ln growth.
Under the greatest advantages It ls
costly business to winter stock. Have
the hogs ready to ship before very
cold weather. From the herds keep
only the dairy cows and such as will
fatten rapidly for the market. There
must be some special reason for keeping anything else.
ln storing tlio licets* for winter feed
a cellar should Iw prepared In tlio
barn, so that tliey cun 1�� kept without freezing, and bo reached without
inconvenience in even tho coldest
weather. It Is a waste of labor to
chop thom, as both dogs and cattle will cat them when whole with
less danger of choking.
Mother   sows require    more    than
twice as much food as the other hogs
when the pigs are three weeks old.
and, if they do not have It, both
the sows and the pigs will suffer.
While there must be cautiou at first,
tbe rule is to feed the brood sows liberally.
Many may think It was fussincss,
but cleanliness ln feeding will increase
tbe use of our pork and pork products in both our home and foreign
markets where quality counts
against mere quantity of fat aad
mud flavored meat. Neither does It
take an epicure to detect the difference.
HORSES.
Beiore the mice rille tbem, the
shear oats might be cut up now, and,
with on occasional bran mash, be
fed to the horses ; they will carry
the teams through the fall ploughing
In good shape. They will be Ul no
more real demand at any time of the
year.
Do not use either the check rein
or the blinders when you begin to
break and train the colt this fall, you
can get along just as well without
them, and if you do not use them on
the colt you will never need them for
the horse. They are both out ot date
appliances.
We do not sufficiently appreciate
the value and capability ot good, fast
walkers. A horse which can walk
steadily lour miles an hour will cover
the same ground in a day with much
less fatigue than one which trots half
the time. Such a one would be profitable In the corn field.
We see many old grays and roans,
but seldom an old cream colored
horse; the latter seems to have not
much staying power, and succumbs
quickly to very hot weather. Of all
the varieties, the grays are the
longest lived, and the roans come
next in order.
It requires less time to grow and
finish a good draught liorse ior market than it does for either a coach
horse or a roadster, ond the chances
are ten to one that It will bring more
money. Farmers who are breeding
good animals of this variety usually
find that It pays, though they can
not soy so much for nitty other kind.
Do not keep your poorer horses for
the general work upon the farm. It
will pay you quite ns well as Itl will
anyone else to have a team which
will do your work thoroughly and
speedily. Good horses will be worth
more to you than the Interest on the
money that you might sell them for.
A horse does not like to be handicapped by adverse conditions any
more than does a man. Unkempt
horses, whioh have a weary and dispirited air as they haul half loaded
wagons to market strikingly prove
the effect of bad roads. They seem
consciously proud Whon they are doing good work.
Vvhlle performance only Is a conclusive test, pedigree is the only presumptive test in a horso. A liorse
oi good ancestry mny deceive us, but
pedigree points to the po&sesslon ol
the qualities desired, and these qualities nre never fouud outside. That
is why failure is sure to come for
the grower of scrulie.
A little tar, witli a few drops of
carbolic acid atlded, rubbed beneath
the under Jaw and npon tlie breasts
ol colts which run lu swampy or
woody pastures, will prevent much
annoyance from mosquitoes and files,
which sometimes bite them until they
aro a solid blotch of small sores.
Wrongly educate the colt, or stunt
whnt little lutelUg-ence he hns by
maltreatment or by neglect, and It
will cause o condition which enn
never be remedied. It ls as Important not to stunt the body ns
the Intelligence, for vigor of intelligence depends very much upon vigor
of body, whether it be in man or in
beast.
HORTICULTURE.
Many of our common flowering
plants ure not sufficiently prized. The
Iris, or flag, as it Is usually called, is
a beautiful, hardy plant, nnd the varieties now are quite numerous. One
kind after another, tliey bloom Irom
two to threo montliB.
The large scarlet blossoms of the
trumpet vine are a great attraction
to flower lovers in midsummer. It Is
too coarse a flower for the walls of a
dwelling house, but for other walls,
posts or fences It Is a good one. Un*
sightly places cun be made beautiful
to look upon.
Although It Is not universally the
custom, deciduous trees sliould lie
planted before the leaves expand, and
evergreens before the young growth
puts forth. With nil trees the early
plantings usually do tho best; and yet
shade trees may be transplanted at
almost nny season of tho yenr.
I'liuit English ivy nud anything else
which is doubtfully hardy on the
north si,io of buildings. It is the winter's sun whicli hurts tliein, and not
the cold. The tying up of ruses and
sucli plants with straw Is on the same
principle that the light muy be excluded.
There are lighter colors as well as
the darker ones among the i'ersiun
lilacs, Just as there are ett the common
���sorts. Tills does not grow to bo so
large a bush as tlie raniillar lilac, but
it is a sure and a profuse bloomer, anil
quite fragrant; It is a little later In
flowering.
Durk manures draw the heat, aud
are not so good for mulching gooseberries. Freshly cut grass makes a
good and lasting summer mulch. Tho
English variety, nud our owa, for that
matter, seem grateful for a supply of
sonic such kind about their roots in
warm weather.
Tlie large, pinkish white flowers of
the crab apple tree in enriy spring,
and its beautiful fruit later In the
seuson, entitle It to distinction, and
then its small growth permits of Its
use where tliere would uot be room
for a treo of ordinary size. It in ns
often planted for ornament as for Its
fruit.
A New Way of Packing Butter.
An Australian paper gives an Interesting description of a new method of packing butter, likely to be
attended with important results, revolutionizing ns it inevitably must
do to a certain extent the wholo of
the butter making and butter trading world. It has been discovered that
by placing butter iu lioxes made of
glass, of which tho edges are gummed, and placing them In layers of
plaster ol Paris 1-4 ln. thick, butter
can bo Conveyed to any distance, and
kept to any length of time without
any appreciable change in Its condition. The cost of the packing Ib
about Id. per pound, and already an
industry has been formed in Melbourne
of boys and girls who are employed
in making the glass receptacles, and
covering them with plaster. Butter
has been sent ln the way mentioned
from Melbourne to Kimberley, 700
miles from Cupe Town, with perfect
success.
WHO RANKS IN ENGLAND.
This is the Way They Go Into Dinner in
Mayfair.
In theso days of American girls ln
search of a title the following tuble of
rank, taken from an old scrap book,
sliould bo carefully studied by parties
Interested. The question oi precedence
often makes one very   uncomfortable
over there, and an English girl sometimes thinks It quite worth while to be
miserable all her life 11 she may lead
the way to the dinner mahogany:
Tlie Queen.
Daughtcra of the Queen.
Wives of the Queen's sons.
Wives of the Queen's brothers.
' Wives oi the Queen's uncles.
Wives of tlie eldest sons of Dukes of
the royal blood.
Daughters of Dukes of the royal blood.
Wives     of     the  King's    or   Queen'B
nephews*
Duchesses.
Marchionesses.
Wives of tlie eldest sous of Indies.
Daughters ol Dukes.
Countesses.
Wives of the eldest sons of Marquises.
Daughters of Marquises.
Wives of tlie younger sons of Dukes.
Viscountesses.
Wives of the eldest sons of Earls.
Daughters of Earls.
Wives of  the younger sons  oi  Marquises.
Baronessos.
Wives of the oldest sons of Viscounts.
Daughters of Viscounts.
Wives oi the younger sons of Earls.
Wives   of the eldest sons of Barous.
Maide of iionor.
Wives   of   the younger sons of Viscounts.
Wives of the younger sons of Barons.
Wives of Baronets.
Wives ol Knights of the Garter.
Wives of Knights Grand Crosses ol the
Bath.
Wives of Knights Commanders of the
Bath.
Wives of Knights Bachelors.
Wives of the eldest sons of the younger
sans of Peers.
Wives of the eldest sous of Baronets.
Daughters of Baronets.
Wives of the eldest sons of Knights ol
the Garter.
Wives of the eldest sons of Knights of
tho Bath.
Daughters   of Knights   of the Bath.
Wives   of tlie eldest sons of Knights
Bachelors*
Daughters of Knights Bachelors.
Wives ol the younger sons of Baronets.
Daughters of Knights.
Wives of Companions of the Order of
the Bath.
Wives of Esquires o." the King's Body.
Wives of tho Esquires of the Knights
of tbe Bath.
Wives ol Esquires by creation.
Wives of Esquires by office.
Wives ol the younger sons of Knights
of the Garter.
Wives of the younger sons of Knights
of tlie Bath.
Wives of the younger sons of Knights
Bachelors.
Wives of Gentlemen entitled to   bear
arms.
Daughters of Esquires entitled to bear
arms.
Daughters of Gentlemen   entitled   to
bear arms.
Wives oi Citizens.
Wives of Burgesses.
Wheeling Jewelry.
Bicycle pins aro the latest craze to
which Jewelers are attempting to
cater. Nothing could be more ln-
artistlo or unattractive than the
bicycle pin In Its preaent state ot development, but that matters little
to the cyclists, who permit themselves but one subject of conversa.
tion und but one theme to tlieir jewelers imagination. What is called
the bicycle brooch ls the latest
sporting emblem worn by wheel-
women. It is made of plain gold,
with silver saddle and tires. Wheels,
pedals, handlebar and gear coses are
all Included within Its one-inch dimensions, wliile a diamond glitters in
placo oi a screw. Tho most sensible
feature of this odd little ornament Is
tho strong pin attachment, which
Insures Its staying where it is placed.
SiiWIvisiona of ��� this brooch figure
yery largely in tho adornment of
every wlieelwomnn who keeps up
with the prevailing fads, A miniature gold handlebar, wheel or saddle
attached to a pin, ls considered a
tnstefu! nnd appropriate adornment
by every enthusiast who rides the
wheel.
Ll AskH Awkward Questions.
One of the stories that followed Ll*
Hiing-l'linng from London related, as
most of the anecdotes about liim do,
to Ids extreme frankness in interrogating tlio persons lie meets on aay point
which Interests him, even though the .
newer civilization hns Imposed on men
more reticence. Karl Ll mot In London
o womnn of titled family and Influential social position lie asked her how
many children she had. " Three," was
her answer. " Only three I" responded
the earl, through his Interpreter;
" why haven't you had any more V"
What the titled lady replted to this
Is not recorded. His questioning of an
Englishman nlong the samo lines
brought ont the fact that tlie Englishman had no children and never had
hnd any. " Never had any," was the
surprised response from the earl;
" then why haven't you ?"
Sir W. Hnrcourt Is quoted as "tho
orator of mixed metaphors," ond In
o recent speech he told his listeners
that tho Government were beginning toshnke In their shoes, nnd that
great majorities havo a knack of
tumbling to pieces, nnd he added tho
truism: "The greater the body the
heavier Is tho tall."
The strike of the two thousand Chicago hod-carrlcrs, after more than a
month's struggle, has ended in a victory for tho men. /*-
THK    WEEKLY   NEWS   OCT.   6th,    j896.
Issued Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M Whitney, Publisher
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fourth      5000
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Notices   of Births,   Marriages   and
Deaths, 50 cents each insertion.
No Advertisment inserted for less than
50 cents.
Say, OCT, 6,1896,
Persons failing to get The News regularly should notify the Office.
The extinction of the Armenians, by
slaughter will soon settle the troubles iu
lheir unhappy country.
We have looked over the Dominion
Supplementary estimate and do not find
a dollar for ihis district. Poor old Co*
moxl
Itis proposed to appoint Joe Martin
*'��� ��� tl he ��� ol the B. C. applicants
tol sup    111 ��� t f  his Pri'vime.
Poor i Col iml i* !
*   * :   roi  -   5<:'i:
week!) : ai]    ervicc  between Nanaimo,
Union uul] Coniox,
Private advices received here Confirm
the probability of early anion.
The summer is ended and the rains
have come and llie only signs of action
on this end of ihe Nanaimo Comox
Trunk road is a small poster calling for
tenders for patch work Ihis side of
Bayse Sound River. Next fall we may
expert a little werk done in the woods
farther down. What was done last year
���s useless to Ihe public for want of a
bridge over Trent River.
It is now over three weeks since a private company has been at work on the
extension of Dunsmuir avenue down to
tht north side of ihe Big Meadow. It
has made good progress, but there ire
no signs of government werk along the
Roy road to connect with il! The plan
of commencing at this end and making
a good road souih just as fast as the
money is provided is discarded because
it's the only sensible way, and the piece*
meal crazy quilt mode adopted.
LECTURE OOUKSE.
Some days ago we announced a
Course of Lectures and Concerts lo be
given during the coming winter at the
Presbyterian church, and now we are
informed the Epworth League of the
Methodist church has arranged for another Course, and has received favorable
answers to communications, sent some
weeks ago. There is abundant room for
both, as neither Society will have but
one a month The coming season promises therefore lo be reasonably lively.
Few towns support one lecture course.
But we are isolated, and with no altrac*
lions, from the outside, it behooves us to
provide our own amusements. It is
worthy of note thai around thc churches
our best social lile circles and that wc
can safely look to ihem for ihe means of
literary and musical culture.
YARWOOD  &   YOUNG
BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS
Center ef Bastion and Commercial
Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.
B*iim�� Omot, Third Street tnd Duurera-i
Avenue, B. C.
Will be in Union the 3rd Wednesday nf
awa noalh end remain ten days.
?ousd<
A watch this morning on Coniox ioud.
LETTERS FUHOiNECEiNi
WILL 8HORTLY   BE  SENT TO   ANY
PLACE ON EARTH.
Twenty Yeara from Mow ThU Dlfildar*-
tum Will be the Common Heritage ol
Mailkiml A Brief, Uml Suoelnot History
vt the PoeUl Bjstea*.
Recently Sir, Harry Wurdell, of London,
England, for many yearn KsBociated with
Mr. Favrottt, the Inte
���Po��tmuBter-General of
^fjEiiirlautl. wai in To*
~ routo. H�� is con-
biileref. h yrt'Ht author*
ity on aU matter* t*oti
*���; tieett-i. with postal
ttffntri in Europe, To
a reporter, who aaked
liim if he would give
a brief account of ibe
history of the postage lyitero, he proceeded
with thia iuterettfng narrative!
It irt riot known who firat fornmd the
Idea of transferring thought u> paper aud
conveying it lo the mind of another at a
distance, I' in known that lotter-oamiufl
wan urmtt(perl by the Etfyptinna, Peratima
and Ch.il It-Hiis. In tiio** almost prehla-
hn lo duya theve were poat stations within
11 day's journey of enou other, and aadil ��1
Imrai-a wero us.d. In Assyria the m IU
Wi-re only us* d ta convey the wlahei of ih<j
khifn) to'the different othYiala, but gradually theayetein wua adopted by private eua��
uerim, t:.e promoter* of which charged a
iVf fur ttie trnuaportatioti of tlie packets
uueuriHtig to their size nnd weight, Ohar
[emugUti was the firat monarch to establish
a Government postal service. Couriara
were use J for the purpose, In 14U4 Louie
XI, revived the Egyptian ��yetetu of in on -t-
wl posts, and required the men to he rea ly
it uny moment, day or night, to eaxry
messages.
England was late in the field. Up to as
!n.<- a date na I0;i5, butchers whe went
ubout the country pnrcliaslug cattle were
tin! principal carriers of private letter**.
After the urusndes, Imslneu became quire
!>:,ei ������ i .'ciweeii the dillerent countries ot
Europe nnd Aaia, and a more perfect eya-
tem \*as found necessary. A regular system of Rtage coach was then adopted for
the regular transmission of mails aud
passengers. The first stage of thia character ran between Vienna and tirusstds in
1016,
In 1635 James I. appointed Matthew Le
Qneder postmaster of Kngland. This
man was 'he first Knglish sp"iking po*>t-
;iiu*t-r. lis firat act was to establish a
poat h-tween Loudon aud Edinburgh, to
���o nl��*ht and day and to return within a
WfreVs r.:n>. Twenty years later the
uoveniinetit fixed rateB for letter carrying
nil Over the kingdom. It cost four cents
to Bend a letter seven utiles, and twenty*
eight cents to send it 800 or more miles in
i li- ue dnys. Iu 17S-1 the net revenue of the English postal service
amounted to but $?5Q,U00. Since
Imt il.'tto ffist trains have been iti*
;riiilne-(i. and lust yaar the revenne
amounted tn over $8,000,000. In conueo*
tiuu with our postal service we hava ths
telegraph ami savings banks departments
and th'-Bt> return a very large revenue apart
trom that of the posiofiice. Tliere are nt
present in the united kingdom ovor 20,000
offices and 17,000 road letter boxes.
The present postal system of Germany
ves onlv established in 1871, the same year
that the Japanese adopted the same system*
Sir John Maorionald.
Sir John A, Macdonnld was an interviewer's dclignt. He would moet
you at nil times even though he was*
���nnd ho always was���pressed with
business of importance. He never seemed in a hurry. The reporters were always welcome, whether on a Conservative or Reform paper. He would
usually bfitrin by rpaaking about Bttiuo
important-incident of the clay. Alter
you had etitied tho object of yeur
visit be would reply at ouce and* sny
whether or not he would grant the iu*
torview for publication. I know of cues
where lie woald grant tlie interview,
bnt request mat it sliould not be published before * cortain date in the
lulr.ro. Ue always seemed interested
i;i young men. I never met him hut
what he enquired as to my health, how
1 wus getting along, how the different
mem Item of ray family were, and Always
concluded with a word of encouragement.
|w.S DALBY, DPS,&LP.SJ*
%  Dentistry in all its Branches
y\     Plate work, filling and extracting
!����� Office opposite Waverly Hotel, Union
f\    Houra���9 a.m. to G p.m. aud from
3) 6 p.m to 6 p.m. ^
CUMBEBLAND   SHOE   SHOP.
I have moved into my new shop on
Dunsmuir Avenue, where I am prepared
to manufacture and repair all kinds of
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
Give me a call.
NELSON PARKS.
RANCH FOB SALE
One mile and a half fiom Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
For Sale.
Cleared corner lot on Penrith Avenue,
sell cheap, terms easy, enquire at News
Office.
For Sale or Leaso.
n-*** \ ii dsav House on Pennth  Avenue, containing  fifteen   rooms���Kitchen,
P intry,   Bathroom*,    Wash house,    etc.
Apply on ihc premises.
CUMBBRLAND&UNION WATERWORKS
COMPANY, L'td.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay, B. C.
Grant & Munighan, Props.
The STCCK BOOKS of this Company will
be open for subscription until the 31st, day of
October, prox. inclusive.
For particulars apply to���
FRANK B. SMITH, Secretary.
Union, B. C. 34th, September 1896.
COMOX   BAKERY
Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc.
Bread delivered by Cart through CourtenaV and District every
' TUESDAY, Thursday and Saturday.
Wedding Cakes made and Parties catered for.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
(and
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
DOMINION PANTS CO*
Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
~���XON B.C.
We have appointed Ur. -Tames Abrams our collector until runner notice, to whom all overdue  accounts
i"ay be paid.
7 Vox. 1886.
Society    Cards
I.   u.   O.   F.
Union Lodge, No, it, meets e ery
Friday night at S o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially inviiccl to attend.
A. Lindsay, R. S.
Cumberland Lodge,
A. F. & A. M, B. C. R.
Union, B.C.
Loilgp mcels first  Saturday   in  each
month.    Visiiing brethren arc cordially
invited to attend.
Ja.MKS McKim. Sec.
Hiram Loi.ge No 14A.F .& A.M..BiC.R
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the fuH ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Secretary.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. O. O. K.,  Union.
Meets every altennie   Wednesdays ct
each month at 8 o'clock p. ni.   Visaing
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
C.  WHYTE. Scribe.
NOTICE
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union Breivery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
conviction.
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
B. OF T.
Unien Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance, meets in Free Mason's Hall,
Union, every Monday evening at 7:30.
Visiting friends cordially invited to
attend.
THOS. DICKINSON, R. S.
SUNDAY SERVICES
St. Geokor's Pbesbytrrun Church���
Rev. J, A. Logon, pastor. Services at 11 a,
m. and 7 p. m.^; Sunday School at 2:30.
Y.P.S.CE. at close  of evening  terviee.
MKrnoi)i*n'Cm'iicH��� Servioes st the
usual houra morning and evening. Rev. W.
Hicks, pastor.
Trinity Church���Servioes in the evening.   Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.
CHOICE    LOTS
For sale on Dunsmuir ave;
consisting of lots 4 and 5 in
block 15,, lots 7 and 8 in block
16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,
and other lots in Cumberland
Townsite. Bargains,
James Abrams.
Subscribe for  THE    NEWS
$2.00 per annum.
ijA$U::l
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
h, P. LOCKE, MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steampr JOAN will fcail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS aa pnssongere
unci freight may offer
Lea ��e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. ni.
" Nanaimo for Comox, VVeduesday. 7 a. m
heave Coniox for Nanaimo, Fridays, 7 a.m.
" Nanaimo for Victoria Saturday. 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and .Builder
<5
Plans and Specifications prepared
and buildings erected on the
Shortest Notice.
Houses built and for sale on easy
terms of payment.
AT*.
AwDERSON'fi
METAL WOBKS
The followirg Lines are
Represented
Watches, clocks and jewellery
NEATLY  RE1'AIRED =
Tin, sheetiron, and copper work
Bicycles Repaired
Guns and rifles, repaired
Plumbing in all its branches,
Pumps, sinks and piping,
Electric bells placed,
Speaking tubes placed
Hot air furnaces,
Folding bath and improved
Air-tight stoves, specialties
Office and Works   ��*?.*rfL stISot* ""r
Dr. JEFFS
Surgeon and Physician
(Graduate of the University of Toronto,
|L. C, P. St S., Ont.)
Office and residence. Mary port
Ave., next door to Mr. A Grant's.
Hours for consultatlon-9 to lo a m,
2 to 4 and!7 to 10 p m.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
Snd  and Dunsmuir Ave.
NUTS, CANDIES, NOTIONS,
MINERS SUPPLIES.
UNION,  B. 6.
i & .160 St. Jaraci St,
MONTREAL.
SUITS
To order
Ua
iL\\    : PANTS
larSeiid for Sflmiilca.  Prompt dollvery,  I'ti
foot fit guaranteed,
Nanaimo Saw Mill
-AND-
Sasli acii Boer
FACTO  RY
A. HASLAM, Prop
(OFFICE-MILL  STREET.)
IP. O. Drawer 56* Telephone*(fell, !���!>)
NANAIMO, H. C.
t��?" A complete stotk of Rough nnd
Dressed Lumber always on  haul.    ,*,;���,
.Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood linishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
CH. Tmhu
CDealer in
Stoves and Tinware
Plumbing ancl general
Sheetiron work
PROMPTLY   DONE
*5'Agent for the
Celebrated Gurney
Souvenir Stoves and
 Ranges	
Manufacturer of the
New Air-tight heaters
I, J, Theobald,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
GRAINING A SPECIALTY.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. O.
IVERY-
I am prepared to
furulsh Stylish Bigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C.
EAMING- T f.T 17      n'" ���','*i   ���> r      \Tr*'\T~*       ���^\-*t�� ..i o
1 rih    \\ ._i\ \ .. i     \ a'-iV j     J , i     ;>:h.    iSp
$
Town Topics.
Welcome rein! |
Good bye to the dust, let ns usher in, for j
��� ciuge, the reign of mud.
When the wster gets low ia ths wells, i
there ls always an outbreak of fern. P*)o j
pie are osutloaed not to use it for drinking
purposes until boiled. There always aceutnu-
lstes during the dry spell, more or less filth
whioh ia never, in tome pliers, entirely removed, aad whleh with the first rains will
be earried down into the wells. But bleu
ns I seme will drink, sad ss for drinking
hot water, that won't go down with them���
onlsss it has a little sugar and rum in it.
What if their bodies tre poisoned f "A
short time aad a merry one" is their motto. Of
oourse sash folks are not muoh me to them-
mItss or others. Hew are we to regulate
the mutterT Was the philosspher very fir
wrong, who declared���"one third of the
people ought to be hinged onoe i yeir!"
What a sifting out tbat wonld be I like
ont the most vicious ind most improvident
and tbe weaklings md there wonld be left
only the survival of the fittest. If oue
could be only sure of uot hiiug plsoed ou
the black list,
3puikmi' uf the wstur brings up the eourt
scene Wednesday evening lut. The professed objeo'. wu to enfores the Health Regulations Aot requiring infectious diseases to
lie reported. Tbe'witnesses were of the export variety. It wu tbe old ease of the dis-
ugreomeut of dootors, Upon one thing they
wort) all agreed, thit the fever oues in town
oi which we have only heird of two or three,
have their origin iu bad witer
Medicine does not seem to be an exact
���oionee iud we should not be surprised, we
suppose, it ditterences of opinion imong
those to whom we turn when sick. Look in
iny qusrter ind there is dl'agreement.
Polities ind religion ire the most conspicuous examples.
o o o o
Tne oompliints about the way the Nanai*
mo-Comox trunk road is being negleeted
are ouiiiug Irom Nauuimo ind Wellington,
Next to ns the) ire interested. But thc
way the work in being managed, it wilt be a
century before it's completed, and worse
than that, it will be of no use till it's coin-
plete'd.
^There is Nothing
LEATHER
LIKE
If it is Well Put Together
So here it is : :.
Single Harness at $Io, $12, $1; per set
and up.���Sweat Pads at 50 cents.
Whips <tt 10, 25, 50 and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone
at Si and up to $2.
I have the largest Stock nl WHIPS in
town and alsn the
Best Axle Greaserat Q BOacBS
���For Twenty-Five Cents-
Trunks at Prires to Suit
the Times.
FaoMPTiir aho
NEAl'LV DONE
inng
Wesley Willard
O.
H. Fechner,
The   uon* arrival   of   the   "Joan"    uutil
Thursday badly 4��an&agt.d the yiuu.i ui
the people ot Dioaian oud lior-uby lsluu*i
w:io  wiotwd  tu cuteud  the Uxmuuioa al
(Jjurtouay.    Tho tace ib���tiie uteowvr wait-
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��.m GIRLS   ON   EXHIBITION.
Seated on a Platform For Months in
the French Congo,
WAITING FOR HUSBAND'S TD COME,
Bome years ngo tho Now* York Sun
told the Btory of Miss Martha Kali,
a missionary, who was exceptional In
thle respect, that she was living all
alone In Africa among the natives,
and especially of the childrca whom
���he had gathered around her. For a
long time Bhe wns tlie ouly missionary at hur station, wliich was near
the west coast, uot fur from the
Congo Kiver. At a luter dny she married a missionary, Mr. Nohuie, und
after nine years' incessant work ut
Mamby, In tho French Congo, sho and
her husband have now come home to
Nebraska for the benefit ot their
health. They expect to return to
Africa before very long. Mrs. Nehnie,
who thoroughly knows tlie African
women In the region where she baa
lived so long, has writtcu for tho Sun
the following account of the life of
tbe women and the way husbands
are procured for them:
"In the French Congo the advent of
a girl buby is balled with joy. Alreudy
thB heads ol the fumlly consider the
possible addition to their treasury
wheu thle baby arrives at a suitable
age to be married. The cure of the
Uttle girl falls to its mother and
aunts, and the Infant's life Is Tree from
care uutil the little girl is seven or
eight years of age. Theu the poor little tblug is made a beast of burden,
always currying as lieuvy a load us
possible, helping witli planting und
harvesting, nnd assisting with tbe
cooking. Her clothing consists of a
strip of cloth tied uround the waist
with a string. This strip increases iu
size as the girl grows older, but is
worn only down to the knees until
she gets married. Sometimes the cloth
is plaiu, uot eveu sewed, but oftener
it 1b trimmed with home-made fringe
and borders of different colors, red,
yellow, green and blue being preferred.
" Iu some cases the relatives promise tlie girl in infancy to some old
mau who lias a dozen wives ulready,
but oftener the girl has her freedom
until twelve to fourteen years old.
At this time her people cust about
for a bridegroom, and to attract the
young men of the neighborhood, or
old men either, they put the girl ou
exhibltiou. It ls lots of fun for the
girl and the nicest time of her life.
" A platform is erected at one
end of a uew hut and the girl reclines upou It. Four to eight other
young girls aro called to attend to
her every wisli and to invite the
men of the neighboring towns. This
is done by means of a piece of red
chalk. The girls visit the towns, aud
if they see a suitable mun tliey approach him aud put a red murk upon
liim. This puts bim under obligation
to visit the young would-be bride
that evening, li the mau fails to appear, the girls who invited him visit
him uguiu, and he must give a small
present for the bride. A hunter, a
fisherman and a Juckwash are at
the disposal of the bride. Her food is
the best in the country, and is
prepared for her. She is carried about
by her frieuds, and ls not allowed to
touch her feet ou the ground. She is
dressed in all her finery, with rings
on her arms up to her elbows aud
heavy rings about ber ankles. Her
leet is painted with white chalk, uud
her whole body shines like a mirror
from the generous application of
palm oil. She amuses herself by rubbing the riugs together, aud the
grating noise seems not to aflect
her nerves ln the least. At night
thero nre dauccs to draw a crowd.
This exhibition may be kept up for
six months or eveu longer, according
to the wealth of the family. At last
u big dauce is given, aud the bride-
elect with her bridesmaids goes the
rounds of ull her friends, uaucing beiore them nnd receiving gifts.
"The preliminaries settled, the
price will be settled upon. Two huu*
dred yurds, of calico, six gallons of
rum, onu gun, uud a fow small articles, such us knives, mirrors, spoons,
bends, forks, plates, cups (ouo of
each;, arc sufficient to buy the nicest
kind of a wife. The bridegroom pays
tho rum, forty yards of oloth uud
somo of tho smaller thiugs, and then
the girl can go with him to his
home. If ho cares for her, ho soon
pays tho balance, but if tliey canuot
get along- it ends in a divorce. The
uiuu scuds his wifo buck, uud her family return the purchase money.
"Hut supposing they do got along,
as is generally tho oase, the young
woman's lifo Is one round of duty, she
waits ou her lord amd master, tills
tbo ground, raises tlio food for hlui
land bis slaves, does tho eooklng aud
keeps her house tidy. Africans are
naturally lazy, but tho women do
moro work than the mon. The spuro
tlmo of the wouion Is taken up by
bruldlug mats for sleeping. Tho
nicest one always falls to lho Bhure
of the husband.
" It la uo wonder that tho married
women urgo thoir husbands to marry
more wives uud us many as possible.
It Is to her advantage, for tho work
will thus bo divided. Onco I observed that a murrled man had four different dinners sent liim by his four
wives. There wns enough for ut
least six men. In duty bound ho nto
a little of each to satisfy all, bo-
cause tho bearers would tell If lie
should slight nny one. Theso women Ngct along nicely. Tlielr lot In
life ls drilled Into tliein from childhood, and they are satisfied with It.
Their life Is passed In Joy and sorrow,
Just like other people. Sliould they
become mothers they nro held ln esteem by all tho people.
" Thc greatest trial of life comes to
them should they be left widows. If
their husband dies, tlieir time of
mourning is arranged by the next
heir, bis brother or nephew. The
length of time depends upon the Influence and position of the dead man's
family. The wives stay In tbo same
hut with tlie body until tlio time for
burial. Walling Is kept up dny and
night. After the funeral a box ls
fixed up lu one end of the hut to rep
resent the coffin. The wives stay ln
this place day and night and weep
aud wall according to their orders.
Generally they wail every other day.
Sometimes friends will come aud help
them weep. The dress of the mourners
Is a strip of plain dark blue calico,
also a strip of the same tied around
their foreheads. They depend on their
friends for food, and dare not eat
from a plate all this time, nor wash
themselves. The poor creatures have
to Bit there for a year longer. I have
known six of these poor women tortured longer than this. They are released when the monument ls put upou
tbe grave, and a big dance Is given.
Then they are free to retura to their
families or begin married life over
again. Generally they choose the
latter. It Is easier for them, because
as long ns their husband lives no one
will touch them, but when they live
alone, nnd grow old, often their own
children will end tlielr lives by poison.
This Is very cruel, but the people ln
that part of Africa do not exert themselves for anyone, not even for their
mothers. Poor old women, when too
old to be married, are soon put out of
the way, and their sad lives are
ended."    	
WILL INSURE AGAINST TWINS,
to Parents Blessed by Two
Scions at Once.
TWENTY DOLLAES A POLICY.
Extra Rates Charged Should Your Ancestry Show a Disposition to be Over-
numci'ous  No English Joke, Either.
Accidents and too many youngsters
being regarded In the light of family
calamities over in England, the Law,
Guarantee and Trust Society of London issues policies upon the contingent birth of twins. The premium is
$20, and If the catastrophe happens
tbe policy holder recovers $1,000
upon the presentation of the proper
proof. This sort of policy Is highly
useful. The lirst family to insure recovered its $1,000, and is happy,
elated and numerous.
The company must of course proceed with the greatest caution, as
twins are often hereditary. To begin with, tlie agent approaches the
heads of the family with due deference. If he doesn't he surely should.
It is a subject upon which there
should be no trifling.
FIEST, THB AGENT.
" Sir," he generally begins, or ls
supposed to begin, " do you carry any
Seminal Insurance? If not, sir, why
not ? As the father of a family, sir,
you must kuow that the birth of one
more cliild than ordinarily entails a
prodigious expense. It means an additional outlay for clothes, baby carnages, cribs and nursing bottles. It
means, also, much annoyance. You
must tell everybody that there are
.,wo- As 'he years advance the similarity of form and face of twin offspring attracts undue notoriety and
attention. Suppose, sir, that these
twins are girls. You will have hard
work getting them married, for the
eligible youug men can scarcely determine with which one they are lu
love.      ,
"Each twin must have the same
advantages of education and training, too. To meet these excessive requirements, sir, the president of our
company, a genuine benefactor ot his
race, has devised our new scheme ol
(Seminal Insurance, thereby placing
himself on    a    par with the great
JS,   ..       me"slr' to wrlte you> ��
And this agent does write a policy.
He doesn't do thnt, of course, until
alter you have answered certain
<Iuestions. I have been unable to obtain the exact words of the appllea**
t on, yet it must be something ulong
tins line: First, you must be solemnly
sworn nnd declare that you are not
a twin und have never been such,
lou must answer inquiries as to
whether or not your grandmother,
your paternal grandfather and your
grentuuclo ever were twins or the
lathers or mothers of theJ same. If
your family has been a> populous one
the higher the rate ofl insurance will
be. The $20 pertnins only to ordinary
cases, and is purely a basis of negotiation.
THE SECRET OF SUCCESS.
Mr. Gray was the principal banker of
on Important manufacturing town in
Central New York. He prided himself
on hla wealth, but he prided himself
more on tbe fact that he had made It
all himself, and still more because he
had made It by never allowing anybody to get ahead of him.
"That's the secret of success In life,
Edward," he said oue dny, to his favorite clerk. Sharp's the motto if you
wish to rise. I don't mean you should
cheat; that of course is both wrong
and ungeutlemauly. But always be
wideawake, and never let anybody
cheat you. I've noticed, by-the-by,
that you've seemed rather downhearted lately. If It's because you've
your fortune to muke, dou't despair,
but follow my advice."
"Thank you," said Edward, "but Ifa
not exaotly that; 1 suppose I shall get
along somehow."
"What ls It, my dear boy, theu ? I
really take an interest lu you, us you
know."
"Well," said Edward, with some
hesitation, "I'm in love, and���"
"Iu love I" exclaimed tbe rich banker. "Iu love, and with ouly a clerk's
salary to marry ou. It will never do,
never do, Edward. Marriage for one
like you ls fastening a millstone around
your neck, unless, indeed, the girl ls
rich."
"She Is rich, or will bo, I Buppose,"
answered Edward, "for her father la
quite wealthy. But that is just the
difficulty. Her father would never let
her marry a poor man, aud she won't
marry without his consent."
'What a regulur tyrant 1" said Mr.
Gray. "Gad, if I was the lover, Edward, I'd run off with* her. I'd checkmate the old curmudgeon ln that
way," and he chuckled at the Imaginary triumph he would achieve."
"But would that be honorable ?"
"Honorable ? Isn't everything fair in
love and wax? I thought you had
some piuek, Edward. Lord, how I
should like to Bee the stingy old hulk
rave nud stump about ou his gouty
teos-tfor he must bo gouty���when he
heard of your elopement,"
"He'd probably never forgive me,"
said Edward, dejectedly. "And then,
what could I do, with a. wifo brought
up to every luxury and ouly a poor
Clerk'fl   SUlllPV   t.C.   uimnn***.    li,.-   nn ���I'l
"BATCHING"   REVIVED.
Horrible Mode of Execution Used in
TAX   UOUGERS   TEE   VICTIMS.
SOME EXTRA BISKS.
The twin table, it ls said, runs
something like this:
Greatgraudmother,   twins $29 00
Grandfather, a twin   27 00
Yourself, twin    20 00
Yourself, triplets   45 00
Yourself, quadruplets  07 85
Tlie last quotation, you will see, la
���practically prohibitive.
Proof of the necessity of granting
the $1,000 may lie made as soon as
thn ohildren are officially registered
and baptized. Agents of the company
who adjust the claims have, It is said,
gained sucli expertness thut they can
tell by the general appearance of
worry nnd solicitude ou tbo face of
a parent that trouble has come to
bis household In a double guiso. Frequently these agents, so prompt ls
the company In the payment of Ita
Claims, have come within half a block
of the house, nnd upon hearing two
childish voices howling in unison,
hnvo gone nway satisfied that the
money should bu pnld.
The President of the company, It
Is bruited about, will extend the scope
of his organization to this country.
I bcnnl only recently that one of his
emissaries hod been seen In tho east
side, but at the time of this paper
going to press It wus Impossible to
verify the rumor.
Artist Audrey Beardsley, though
rccovereil from a second attack of
hemorrhage, ls still an Invalid at
Epsom, requiring extreme care to
prevent a. relapse,
Tho Earl ot Rosebery bus received from Provost Glover, of Dumfries,
Scotland, in memory of his recent
visit, one of the old pikes with which
the Inhabitants armed themselves at
the beginning of the century, when
tbere were threats of a French Invasion, and also a length of tweed
woven by the women of Rosefleld
Mill,
clerk's salary to support her on '<"
"Never forgive you? "Trash and
nonsenao! They always do forgive.
They can't help it. Besides," with
a confidential wink, "I think I know
your man. It's that skinflint Walker, l'vo heard of you're being sweet
ou his daughter. Oh, you needn't
deny It. 1 saw how you hung about
her at our party the o.ther night;
and when I Joked about It with; my
daughter the next morning she as
good as admitted that It was trhe,
saying It would be a very good
match for you.
" Now. I 'owe old Walker a grudgo.
He tried to do me up In these .Xehigli
Valley shares last winter, and I mean
to pay him for it in some) wuy. I'll
give you leave of absence for a
month, und a cheque for $200 to pay
for your wedding trip, If you'll make
a runaway match. Bless my soul,
won't the old rascal howl when he
hears how we've done him?"
The next morning Mr. Gray came
down to breakfast in high glee, for ai
note had reaohed him Just as he was
shaving, which ran as follows:
" Dear Sir,���I have, with much difficulty, persuaded her to elope. It
was not, however, till I showed her
your cheque that she would consent
to do so. She said that Bhe was
sure you could not recommend what
was wroug; that you would advise
her as If you were her owu father,
aud she hopes you will stand by us.
Wo are off for New York, where we
shall lie married to-morrow, before
Mr. Walker Is upj Very thankfully,
"Edward Johnson."
"I'd give $30," he said, chuckling,
"to see the old fellow's face when
he hears how Edward has done him."
It was tho custom of Mr. Gray to
read hla newspaper at breakfast,
while waiting for his only child and
daughter, who, a little spoiled by
over-indulgence, was generally late.
But this mornlug Helen was later
than ever.
"The lazy puss!" he said at last.
Then ho looked at his watch. "Half
an hour late I Now this ls really too
bad. John," he cried, " send up and
see why Miss Gray doesn't come
down."
John came back In about five minutes, looking much flustered. " If you
please, sir," he stammered, "Miss
Gray's not ln her room, nnd the ma Id
says that the bed looks as if it hadn't
been slept in all night."
Tho rich banker's law fell. If there
wan one thing ho loved better thnn
money, hotter than life itself, It wns
his mothorlesa child. What had become of his darling ? He started up,
beholding already, In imagination, her
mangled and lifeless form.
But he wus prevented by the font-
mnn  appearing  with    a   telegram.
" From Mias Gray, sir," snid the Ber-
vunt, rtbscqulously.
This wns the telegram:
Dear Father,���Edward   and I were
married nt 7 o'clock tlila  morning.   I
would not consent-to   an   elopement
till Edward assured me you had nd-
vised It, and    had   shown   me   your
cheque as   proof.    Ho says you   promised to stand by us, and I know you
prldo  yourself on   never   breaking  a
promise. Wo wait for your blessing.
" Helen."
" Well, I never I" ejaculated Mr.
Gray, wben ho had recovered breath.
"The Impudent, dluobe "
But here bo stopped and mopped
his bald head, which in his excitement
had broken out into great drops of
perspiration. He remembered Just ln
time that both the butler and footman would overhear him.
He remembered, also, that he had
himself advised Edward to elope, and
that if the story got out he would
be the laughing Btock of the town,
Including, hardest of all, Mr. Walker.
So ho accepted the Inevitable and
telegraphed bock:
" You may come home, nnd the
sooner the better, so as to keep tho
$200 for pin money. Tell Edward he's
too smart for a clerk, nnd that I take
bim to-dny Into partnership. Only he
must remember that partners never
tell tales out of school. God bless
you I H. Gray."
Placed ln Small Wells and the Circulation Stopped by Pouring ln Plaster of
Paris-Frightful Death Agonies.
When affairs do not go right In Persia the authorities adopt harsh measures to make the people respect tbo
law. Tho murder of the Shah seemed
to encourage tbe uomnd tribes lu nets
of lawlessness. Ou the road between
BUBblre aud Ispahan there wns a
largo number of robberies. Iu Bome
Instances curavans ahd village! were
looted, and an Englishman was stripped uuked nnd beateu with sticks. The
roads were strewu with merchandise
that the robbers did not want, und
during one week it wub admitted that
they secured booty amounting to
$500,000.
Something had to be done to check
the marauders. The Governor of
Shiruz, H. It. H. Ruhku-ed-Dowleh, decided to strike terror into the hearts
of tbe people, and the inethodB he
chose tf as the revival of " gatchiug,"
a hideous form of execution wliich hus
been in abeyance for forty years. To
" gatch" a victim* a hollow pillar is
erected over a hole nbout two feet
deep. Iuto this well the prisoner iB
put   sometimes witli  his head
for Instance, when wives throw themselves on their husbands' funeral
pyres iu India���an outcry often is
made In Europe, and yet ln a country full of Europeans men are taken
out lu broad daylight and cruelly murdered by the roadside.
lowu*
ware aud at others with his head
sticking out of tlie top. Plaster of
pans ls thou emptied iu, and between
each basketful water is poured down
tho well. The "gatch" theu sweils,
aud the circulation stops us it hardens, causing the most luteuse agony.
For bis " horrible example" tlie
Governor did not select meu who bad
beeu engaged lu the robberies. In
his artless Persian wny lie considered
tliat " gatclilug" anybody would
serve as au object lesson to his subjects, criminal or otherwise. He
picked out five men who had been
Imprisoned for nonpayment of tuxes.
This is a heinous offeuce ln tbe eyes
of Persian officials, and the Governor
thought that their execution would
not ouly scare the robbers, but be a
warniug to other tax dodgers tliat
prompt settlement with the collectors was eminently desirable.
A TERMBLE SCENE.
Ou Sunday, May 10th, writes an
eye witness of this lutest exhibition
of " gatchiug," the five prisoners,
chained neck und neck, were marched
out of prison, and slowly escorted by
a large mob, wlio were kept from
pressing too close by soldiers with
fixed bayonets and others with
long sticks, were taken to the Koran
Gate, near tlio Bagh-i-No, on the town
side of which, alongside tlie road,
their wells had beeu prepared. It
took one hour to reach the Bngh-i-
No, but, the torture of this form of
execution being unknown to tiie prls*
era, they walked along without a
sign of tear.
Tliey were taken Into a high
walled garden, a guard being placed
at the entrunce, and in a short time
the first to be executed was brought
out. Bound his neck was a steel
collar with a chain, which his guard
held tightly in his hand. Some one
offered liim a pitcher of water, from
wliich he eagerly drank, and tben,
not knowing to what awful death he
was doomed, he walked calmly and
without a word to his well. It took
nearly half an hour to fill the well
with gatch, during all which time
the sticks of tlie soldiers were in use
to keep tbe crowd from pressing too
close and hampering tlie movements
of those employed with the gatch.
After this tlie second was brought out,
aud aa the crowd moved to the well
prepared for hlin I took an instantaneous photograph, which shows the
man buried up to the chin, his fnce
covered with powdered gatch and his
eyes closed, so as not to see tho crowd
standing round; the gatch bus not
begun to set, and the man ls suffering no pain.
Having obtained a photograph of
a form of execution which I hope has
beeu resorted to for tho last time, I
hurrlod from the siiot, and only Just
in time, aa I afterward heard, to escape tho most hourtreiiding scenes.
When the cntch became solid und
tightened on the poor prisoner hia
yells were frightful to listen to, und
as they were curried over tlio walled
garden thoso waiting tlielr turn realized that the death to which they
were doomed, so far from being tho
puinlcss ono they had hoped for, was
lusteud of a terrible nature
AGONY OF THE VICTIMS.
Ae tbe fourth man was led from the
garden ho bogged tlio executioner
to tako li Im to tho buzuar, whero lio
would find some oue to givo him ten
tumnns ($10), nfter whicli ho could
cut his bond off. The fifth man became
even more frantic as the yells issued
from the mouths of his companions.
" Spnro nie I Spare mo I" ho cried,
" aud I will show you* whore 2,000
tuuiuns ($2,000) lio hid," but his offer
camo too Into. When, threo days later, I passed along the road I found
capitals had been added to the pillars covering tlio heads of the poor
men who had thus horribly been done
to death.
The Governorship of a State Is
held yearly by the man who gives the
Shah tho largest present; during bis
period of office he collects from the
people the taxes, the present he has
given the Shah and a good substantial sum Into the bargain for himself.
Absolutely pitiless, liis men will often seize the last sticks of an old
man, and If the people, seeing starvation staring them in the face, resist
they are ifnblo to bo put to death by
torture, as In this case, If what was
ln the mouth of every one was true.
In the old daya it waa necessary to
mnko a frightful example of a few
caravan robbers to keep the road
through the Kotnbs Bate. In a country where It is customary to coni-
uot suicide   ln   a fanatical way���as,
DIDNT' KNOW THEM.
A Story Suggesting That Poets Are Not
Honored at Home.
Several ladles and gentlemen from
Alabama who visited Boston last year
during the great Christian Endeavor
convention hires! a conveyance and
drove out to the famous old town of
Concord.
When they were within sight of tho
town, but still a mile or twa from It,
they met a man plodding along on
font, and one of the party asked:
"Do you live around here ?"
"Yeg.  I do."
"Can you tell us If this road Into Concord takes us by Emerson's old home?"
"Emerson ? Emerson ?" said tbe mun,
reflectively, "Wliut'a his bizness?"
"He la dead ; we wanted to see his
home."
"Soema to me I've heard the name,
but I don't know where he lived."
"Well, la Hawthorne's old home on
this road ?"
'Hawthorne? Hawthorne? There's a
man with a name something like that
that keep* a Bake shop in town, I
b'lieve. hi It him you wont 1"
���'No, Indeed. Hawthorne waa a writer
and he lived at a place called Tha
Wayside."
"Never heard of It or of him either
an' I've lived 'round here over thirty
yeara. Guess you're mistaken."
"Did you ever hear of Mias Alcott ?"
"Alcott ? Alcott ? No auch person
'round here."
"Did you ever hear of Thoreau ?"
"Thoreau ? Oh, he's that crank tbat
lived ln a cabin over by Wnlden pond;
lived on beans an' put In hla time
watchln' ant fights an' spider fracases.
I've heard o' him. Dead, ain't he?"
and he walked on with a look of contempt for anyone taking an interest
in "cranke" of that aort.���Detroit Free
Pre��B.      	
WHERE LAW IS A FAROE.
Jurors Who Ought to be Sent to Penitentiary.
Robert H. Kennedy waa tho Slier.
Iff of Dallas county, Ala., Mardls
Wood was tho leading Democrat politician of the county. Ho und Murdls
Wood wero bosom friends, but Wood
basely betrayed the confidence placed In him by Kennedy. Iu fnct, he
became Intimate with the sheriff's
wife, who finally left ner husband to
follow her paramour to New Orleans.
Ou April 21st, Wood went to Montgomery, Ala., to nttend tho Democratic State Convention, as ho was
a member of tho State Executive
Committee. Kennedy heard that
Wood was ln Montgomery, und traveled 40 miles through the country lu
one night to gob a chnnco to kill
the man who had ruined his home.
Percy Wood, Mardls' brother, also
arrived that night to warn hia brother against Kennedy. He prevailed upon hla brother to leave at 5
a. m., for Ncw Orleans. Tho two brothers were standing on the platform
of the station shortly before train
time when Kennedy approuched. Ho
flrcel two londs of buckshot at them.
The Innocent Percy Wood fell dead.
Mardls fled, pursued by Kennedy, who
fired several other loads at him.
but Mardls escnped with the loss of
ono arm. Kennedy wn-s placed under
arrest. His case, which occupied
several days to try, hns Just been
settled. The verdict read: " We,
tlie Jury, find tho defendant guilty,
but insane nt tho tlmo he committed
the crime." Kennedy will be 6ent
to nn nsylum, but will bo discharged
before tho week ls up.
Nearly a Century Old.
Belonging to the estate of Catharine Sheets, who died at her home
lu Mill Creek, Montgomery county,
last April, are two white satin slippers, thin-soled and worn, connected
with the history of which there Is*
much that distinguishes them from
other slippers. These dainty bits
of shoemaker's handiwork are nea��ly
100 years old. They were made for
no less an Important a personage
than Martha Washington, and were
Murthu Washington's Slippers,
worn by the wifo of the father of
his country In 17U8, the yenr beforo
General Washington died. The slip*
pors nre strikingly odd ln nppeorance.
They are low-cut, with pointed toes.
The heels are of the Frenohlest of
French patterns, the distance from
tho slipper proper to the bottom of
each heel being at least four inches.
Where the heels touched the ground
they are less than half an inch in
diameter. *~"
Queer Customs.
The customs at the court of Montenegro seem very primitive, Judging
from an Incident at a recent dinner
party. Tho prince nnd his guests were
sitting ln the dining hall when the servants entered, bringing an enormous
boar, roasted whole, which they
placed on the table, The prince and
his guests drew near and at a sign
from His Highness a young officer
drew his sword and, with one stroke,
out through It'he hog, through the
tablecloth and deep Into the table.
Iiislde tbe boor was a turkey and In-
Bldo the turkey a Bnlpe, which had
been Bhot by tho prince, and It ls snid
to have acquired a most delicate flavor from Its manner of cooking.
It ls east for a man to write and
talk like philosophers, but to act with
wisdom, there ls the rub.���Rlvarol.
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1   MANETTE ANDREY,
A Heroine of the Reign of Terror.
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V
A THRILLING NARRATIVE OF THB FRENCH REVOLUTION.
bt padl nun,
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One day she aaid : " Why did not
you take the winning side and aupport
Hanriot, my poor Claude?'-
Cluude waa displeased with this
speech, " Why do you alwayi call
me now, 'poor Claude T* he aaid,
"and what kind of advice are you
giving mo?"*
" One must howl with the wolvea
when one cannot exterminate thom.*
" Why, that Is exactly what Cllly
says. You are quoting him unconsciously."*
"Then,"* she cried, "that bad mun
must think Just as 1 do, that It Is
right to kill those who are preparing to kill us 1"
" But 1 don't think so. You are
raving. Ah, Manette, haw changed
you arel"
She did not answer. Claude continued sadly, " You never talk to me
now. Haa your heart nothing to say
to me?"
She stretched out her hand to him.
" We must learn to love each other
without talking," Bhe said, "lor we
do not Beeui to think alike, dear
Claude."
Night came on after a long twilight; a warm, bright night. Claude
went to bed, Manette sat by tho
window. aAbove the dark funnel,
formed by the narrow, street with
ite tall houses, she looked up at a
morsel ol blue sky studded with stars.
Her thoughts had little ln common
with those of her husband, they could
never think alike, sbe feared, about
anything. She was bo absorbed that
daylight drew near without her
having noticed It, nnd the chill ol
dawn warned her how many long
hours had passed since Bhe sat dowu
there. The stars grew dim, little
patches of black cloud, the remains
of a storm in the lur distance, passed
slowly across the reddening sky,
ThOBe who live on the housetops
awake early. The windows ln the garret-rooms along tbe street were being softly opened.
All of a BUdden a clang of bells rang
through the silent air.; then came another and more distant peal, and then
another. They rung out from the
thirty churches where thirty sections
held their sittings.
Men roused from Bleep rushed to
their windows. They called across the
atreet to know what had happened.
In these dangerous times people
were frightened at anything unusual.
Then all became quiet. A few muttered words only were heard ln the
atreet.
Claude, getting up, was astonished
to lind Manette still undressed: "Why
did not you come to lied 1" he aaid.
But he told her the reason Ior the
ringing ot the bells. Many of the
section had decided to march on the
Convention, and demand the dismissal
ol its Committee of Twelve, which the
Commune disapproved of, and perhaps
they might go so fur us to Insist on
tbe expulsion of the twenty-two
members who went by the name ol
Girondists.
Claude was making ready to go out.
Manette said to him, mechanically:
" Where are you going ?"
" Ah I" he replied, laughing, "you
want to hold me back from my duty
as you once did, but you were not
tbe aame Manette then that you
are now,"
" No," she replied, " I will not keep
you. Go. But first come here and
kiss me; for I still love you dearly,
my kind, good Claude."
The weather wub beautiful. It was
the first of June,���the moat glorious month of the whole year. The
tocsin had ceased ringing, but drums
were beating in the streets, and
troopa were passing. There was
little shouting, but there were
threats, not laud but deep, and the
clash of pikes and guns, A hoarse
noise seemed to rise ln the distance
from all parts of the city.
Manette reflected that the leaders
of thia host hod grown up to manhood ln the Ignorance, vice, and poverty of the squalid quarters ol a
great city. Such men had beeu called suddenly Into positions ot importance, made rich by the plunder of
palaces and churches, gorged with
the spoils of the emigres and the
proscribed. Tbe power of life and
death waa theirs. Their hand was
agulnst every man.
She had heard that before the Revolution Buscallle, living ln a filthy
alley off the Rue Git-le-Coeur had
made his living by selling roasted
apples. He had beon accustomed to
go along the streets on the lett bank
of the Seine, currying his apples tor
sale In a great basket on his head.
He was bo small that, as he walked
thus, nothing could be seen of him
but his little crooked legs, while
from beneath tho basket came a piping voice crying: " Four aous a
dozen I"
Now the ex-vender of roast apples
waa president ot the Revolutionary
Committee ln bia section. That day
would probably aggrandize the savage
dwurf. Buscalllo and hts followers
would have everything their own way
before night, and, It 'so, what would
happen next to her, and Claude, whom
Buscuillo probably fancied to be so
huppy In each other ?
And Claude wus hoping Cllly would
protect him and his young wile I
l'oor Clnude I*   He little knew.
Well, for that one day at least the
bells might ring and the drums beat,
but the Citizen Buscallle would have
something more Important to think of
than the ruin of Citizen and Cltoyenne
Cezaron. He and his friends would
have something elae to do. for
twenty-four hours at leaat ehe need
not fear. ,      >
Wns It possible that tt was 6
o clock? Manette lay down upon
ber bed at last, and slept until 11.
When she aw*oke the weather was
still beautiful. All waa quiet ln their
quarter. The not was around the
Convention, which a few days betore
had moved Its sittings to the Tuller*
les, nnd happily very little coufd be
heard of It in the Btreet whero she
lived.
Manette dressed herself slowly, and
discovered as she did so that she
woutd have no dinner that day, for
Brlgetto hnd let all the shops be closed before she started out to do her
marketing. Manette therefore looked round for a book which might
help her to pass the afternoon. She
could not find any book that she
liked In Claudes little library, and
was still searching tor one, when
Brigette, with a frightened look,
threw open the door, saying: ** The
Citizen Cllly asks leave to see the cltoyenne,'"
Cilly I Manette had not once
thought of him. Why hnd she said
to hersell that all fear ol battle was
over for that day? The color lor
a moment faded trom her lace, her
heart seemed to cense beating. But
she recovered herself, and made ready
to encounter him.
As he entered he offered a tew
vague excusea tor his visit. Manette
looked at htm with some eurprlse. He
was not the aame man. The old ci-
dfvant hnd discarded the attire ot a
sans-culotte on the very dny which
promised to be that ot the Jacobins
most decisive victory. He wore no
carmagnole; he had even dispensed
with tiie bonnet rouge. His dress was
that ot an ordinary citizen. He wore
a long blue levlte, or loose overcoat,
and black small-clothes. In one hand
he held his blackthorn stick, and tn
the other his hat, with a handsome
silk cockade, as it he wished to proclaim publicly that, 11 he pleased, he
was tree to Bet at naught the decrees of the Commune, which bad
commanded all men to abjure silk
cockades.
A sinister smile was on hts lips,
halt hidden by the shadow of hts
enormoua nose.
"Cltoyenne Cezaron," he said, "I
think you did not expect to see me
here to-dny."
" I do not remember ever expecting to see you," she replied. "But
to-day I should have thought that
the affairs of the nation would have
required your presence. It, however,
you have a tew minutes at your disposal  "
And she, pointed to a chair. He
gave a start of surprise. He remembered tbat ehe had kept him standing during his first visit. Surely this
beautiful woman was more favorably disposed towarda him. He did
not perceive that her politeness was
mere mockery.
" Cltoyenne, he said, " I thank you
for reminding me ot my duty."
" Oh I" she exclaimed, " I am convinced you know your duty well. You
can, as I know, teach duty to others."
"You mistake me. It Citizen Cezaron haB gone to tlie Convention, ns
I think he has ���"
"He went where everybody else is
going,"
"True. Twenty thousand men
have gone there. There will be forty
thousand before night. What Is the
use ot bleating among so many sheep ?
It will end by their being all driven
together into one told."
Manette gave a little laugh. "And
you would like to be the shepherd to
drive them?"
He Waited a moment before he answered; then be said:
"Do you know you are different
from other women?"
Manette received the compliment
quite gravely.
"I did know It partly," she said.
"You hud told me so already. I
know also why you think It."
She was Indeed not an ordinary
woman, for Cllly saw he did not
frighten her. He understood what
ehe had merely hinted. He made a
quick gesture, and said sharply; "I
do not ask vou which side Citizen
Cezaron fs going to take down yonder."
"The strongest, you may be sure,"
she Bald. "He means to follow your
lead, agd your Instructions."
"The thing Is, that it Is not quite
certain which party to-day will prove
the strongest. The Section ot the
Buttes-des-MoulIns holds out tor the
Twenty-Two, who the people are demanding shall be outlawed. The men
of the section have entrenched themselves In the Garden of the Palais-
Egallte. It la rumored that they
have even mounted the white cockade.
Citizen Ceznron does not. I suppose,
incline to the white cockade?"
"By no means does he incline to
It, Citizen Cllly. I can answer for
him."
" Untortunatoly, he favors the Girondists."
" Do you think bo ? 1 never buw
anything ot It, and I know his Inmost thoughts."
"Those men have led astray many
unreflecting people. But when one
hae twenty-tour hours in which to
curse old friends who are deserted by
fortune "
"It is natural to employ the time
to advantage, and to feel no shame
ln doing It. Did you come here to
give me this fresh piece ot advice,
that I might repeat It to my husband 7"
"Listen to me, cltoyenne."
" I am all attention. I even think
I understand." '
" To-morrow, or the day alter, the
tocsin will again rouse you Ironvyour
Bleep. Tbe sections will be reorganized."
"And thia time there will be no
question ot a sheep-fold."
" You must know that Hanriot has
been elected general-commandant."
Here tbe president of the Revolutionary Committee of the Section du
Faubourg Polssoniere, colleague of
Buscallle, president of the Section de
ITnlte, made a pause.
" I wish you to understand the full
Import ot what I am about to Bay to
you. Citizen Cezaron did not vote tor
Hanriot."
" Do you consider tbat a crime ? I
know what you mean now."
"The whole section knew tbat he
Intrigued for Rattet."
"Encouraged to act as he did by
yourself, Citizen Cilly. You told him
that Baffet was the man he should
support. Can you have had any object
ln concealing from him that Hanriot
was better?"
"I was not present. He did not
suffer himself to be Influenced by the
events ot the last few hours."
" I think that your advice Iron the
first was a inure and a trap," cried
Manette, rising. " I have always
mistrusted tt. I ought to have
warned him."
The ex-viscouut remained Bitting;
he gave a Uttle laugh, and shook
bnck the loose sleeves ot his levlte,
as If he were conscious ot luce ruffles, The old court noble reappeared tor a moment.
"It wns doubtless your duty to
havo done so," he said. " Oh I pardon me, It tn my turn I remind yon
of your duty. Why did you neglect
that warning? I can perceive a
reason.   Shall we try to discover tt ?"
Manette folded her two beautltul
arma, and looked him lu the face.
" Let me hear it," Bhe Bald.
" It may have been because you care
less for the safety of Claude Cezuroti
than formerly. I saw you at tbe
Theatre de la R'jpubllque."
"HI hod not the pleasure ot seeing
you there, Citizen Cilly, I presume It
was because you were concealing
yourself like a spy. I have a great
wish to tell you that that was not
the conduct of a gentleman."
" Very good," he said, without any
apparent emotion, "But why do you
call to remembrance things that
have passed away ?"
"Things you have renounced, you
mean."
"Enough. What you say shows the
spitefulness of a woman. It is unworthy of you, cltoyenne. Did you
suggest that I was concealing myselt ? I was at the back ot a baignoire, tbat was all. It waa an
evening of surprises. You were
frightened, and you started when
you heard a certain voice you hoped
never to hear again. Ah 1 a woman has sometimes to pay the penalty of being beautiful. You have
awakened sentiments In others besides Buscallle."
"Be silent I" abe cried angrily.
"The very glances ot that wretch Insulted me."
"It waa not his fault, poor devil,
that he tell In love with you. But
you may have Inspired iu other men
the same sentiments*."
"Do you dare to call the Insolent
desires of that man sentiments ? I
understand now what you mean, Citizen Cilly. Do you dare to come here,
to my own house, and threaten me ?
You mean me to understand that the
life of my husband ta In your hand's.
That I can ransom him. You make
no secret ol the price that I must
pay. No, Citizen Cilly, my husband's
head and mine will not be bought
from you at the price you ask for
them I"
Cllly rose trom his chair. "Yes,"
said he, with brutal frankness. "I
make no concealment. You are beautiful, and I wish to make you mine. If
yuu accept my ofter you may save
two llveB���for there are two men dear
to yon. When 1 6aid, Just now, that
you inspired certain sentiments lu
other men besides Buscallle, I did not
speak only of myself. I was alluding
to another. I tell you I saw you at
the Theatre de la Republlque. There
was a man beside you in your box,
leaning over you, whispering to you.
I saw pleasure lu your tace. Between
you and him thero Is some secret bond.
It ls natural that now yau take less
Interest than you did some weeks ago
ln your husband's safety���that you
show less care to keep him out of danger. He has no longer the first place
in yonr Interest or your affection."
"Ahl" said she proudly and scornfully, "so then this ts the secret cause
of my not having put my husband on
his guard that you think you bave
discovered."
"Parbleu 1���the man who could replace Citizen Cezaron in your heart
would be a happy man; if tbese were
days ln which men had time fur happiness."
"Do you know that all you have
been telling me are lies''" she cried.
"Well���suppose that I am. Just a
Uttle ln advance of the truth,"' he said,
with that wolfish laugh which
showed all his sharp white teeth.
"Possibly you may not know yet
which you love best. But what you
do know Is that were your husband
to disappear, you have a lover ready
to replace him."
'Coward I How dere you I" cried
Manette, putting her hands betore her
eyes.    "How dare you I" she repeated.
"What I came here to say to you
to-day was tlds: that both these men
are ln my power. I can do with them
what I please. To-morrow I could
send Citizen Claudo beyond the barrier." -
Manette hnd dropped Into a chair;
but now she took hor bandB away
from her lace, und he saw that It was
bathed with tears. Tl;e wretch, ub
he gazed at her, felt a savage joy.
''You aro weeping,"*  ho   said.
" Y'es," she answered; " but my
tears hnve extinguished my anger.
Anger can do no good. 1 might Implore your pity for my husbund, but
to what purpose."*
" And for the other one ?'* he Interrupted. " 1 think you would like
best to Implore me for the other man.'*
" You havo told me plainly, Citizen Clllv, what price you ask for saving those two lives. Now, you may
go.'**
The ci-devant, offended, drew himself up.
" You are turning me out of your
house/' he said.
" But Without words of anger," she
replied, trying to smile, though her
face was wet with tears. " 1 forgive you for having come to Insult
me ln my own house. You thought
I wns a woman who could be. conquered b.v fenr. You see your mistake, and henceforth t trust you will
respect me."*
Cilly put on his hat with its silk
cocknde.
" Au rovoir, cltoyenne.'*
When Manette found herself alone,
she began to walk up aud dowu her
chamber.
She wrung her hnnds. The horror
thnt she felt burst forth In one wild
sob: " r shall have killed them both,'*
ahe said. " Both���both will die,
through mel"'
CHAPTER XIII.
The rooms in tlie nppartement of
the Luverdacs that looked out upon
tho Quay were closed. The blluds
were tightly fasteued, and the cur-
tulua were drawn. Tbo Cltoyenne
Luverdnc lay ou lier white silk sofa
with Its pink embroidery. Four was
candles burned upon the chimney-
piece tn silver sconces. Their light
tell on tlie amethyst silk draperies,
and the old gold frames ot tho family
portraits. Tho face of the
councillor seemed almost to
have lost Its stern expression ; the
fokls of his scarlet toga lookod as It
he stirred. Tlie ladles smiled under
their powdered heads.
These relics ol the past lookod aB
charming as ever, but that past was ln
point ol time a thing of yesterday.
It was to be regrettoil that In ordor
to enjoy them It was necessary to
live the life of those shut up ln prison. The least ray of light seen trom
the street, one window Incautiously
opened, might have led to latal consequences so near the Quay. Citizen
Laverdac had therefore fastened up
his windows as he did every evening, and was walking up and down
his salon, tbe atmosphere of which
was unbearably hot and close that
summer night. Outside light breezes
rocked the boughs of the trees along
the river, and freshness seemed to
blow along the Quay.
" Laurent, come here," Bald his
'wile's voice, aud Laverdac obeyed her.
Emille made him Bit down beside her
on the edge ot the sola, and then, sitting up, she threw her arma about
his neck. The slight constraint with
which he submitted to this embrace
did not discourage her. Little Einilie
let her pretty head droop on her
husband's shoulder, and began to
bemoan herself:
" What dreadful evenings we have
now to pass, my poor dear Laurent I
We are shut up iu a cage. We used
to go to tho threatres after dinner.
Now we do not dare  "
"Yes," interrupted Laverdac, "all
liberty Is denied us under tbe present
system. Even fresh air la interdicted
In the name of liberty. All enjoyment,
even of flue weather, Is for thc sansculottes."
"It la all my fault, Laurent. You
were talking of emigrating two years
ago, you remember. We might then
have gone to Switzerland. Perhaps
we should have met my father there.
How astonished ho would have been
to see us I But I was bo charmed
with the pleasures ot purls thut you
were then showing me I did not wish
to go away. Oh, dear, I am sorry
tor It now I But it la too late."
"Yee, Indeed, it is too late. You
were speaking ot plays. It seems to
me that we are spectators ot a great
drama. Parbleu I it would be a blessing If we could call the actors out
and make .them sensible of our opinion. But we cannot. Tbe play
may last a good while longer."
"Perhaps we shall none df ua see
its end."
Here little Emille gave a deep sigh,
loosened her arms from her husband's
nock, aud sank back on her sola cushions.
"Oh, dear I how hot It Is 1" she
cried,
Laverdac resumed his walk up and
down the salon.
"The last are now firat," he said,
" and these dregs of society are disgusting. Every man nowadays Beems
more or less a coward. If honest men
would but combine to take a atand
and sell their Uvea dearly I II they
would only attempt to defend ��� their
wives, their mothers, sisters, and
sweethearts���all tbose that they
love best I But that ls whit they
will not do."
"No," sail Emille, with a yawn,
" they don't try to. aa you say. But
then, alaa I what cau they do ? There
ls nothing to be done."!
"That's a mistake," he answered,
stopping suddenly; " I, lor my part,
see something I could do. I could kill
one of them?1
Emille half rose, and leaned upon
her elbow.
"Laurent," she said, "what a horrid thought I Ask our uncle, the
councillor up tbere, what he would
say to It."
"Ho was condemning people to
death all his life," cried Laverdac.
"It wub his duty to see that all men
should have Justice. He would not
think It wrong ot me, I think, to do aa
he did."
"Oh I but," said Emille, with a little
careless laugh, "think ol the commandment; Thou shult do no murder."
"But this would be on execution-
real, true Justice. You know it would,
Emille. What I have just said hus
made Its way even into your little,
bird-like brain."
" Thank you, Laurent. Littio Is
the right word for such a compliment."*
Laurent turned, enmc back, aat
down beside her on the edge of the
sofa  and seized  her two hands.
r Tell me, do you really think It
would bo a crlmo to kill one ot those
whoso trade Is killing us ?'"
" Oh, dear me, no I But you are
talking nonsense, Laurent; and, aa f
snid just now, It ls so hot. Laurent,
please give me a glass of lemonade.'*
Laverdac rose.
" You have decided it,'- he said.
" Yes, decidedly, I wish It. I am
so thirsty. What a queer man you
seem this evening.'*
Ho went Into tlie next room, and
camo back a moment nfter, carrying
a glass which waa quito full, ln a
hand that trembled.
She drank Its contcnta eagerly. He
looked nt her with bo strange a face
that she gave an exclamation of surprise. '
" Oh, whnt a naughty, greedy boy
you are!'* she cried. " You are quite
angry with me for having drunk up
every single drop.'"
" You ore wrong,*'" he said, taking
the empty glnss from her hand and
sotting It on the table; "lam not
thirsty."^
He resumed his walk.
'" How things are changed '.'��� said
Emille, lying back on her couch, more
languid than before. " If we hnd been
shut up a year ago within four walls
as we are now Ah I If we could
only be ]ust as we were a yenr ago.
But I nsn not sure I ought to say It.'*
" Why shouldn t you say anything
to  me,   my darling ?"
I' Well, then, Laurent, It seems to
tne thnt this time Inst year you took
more pleasure In loving me.**
���Laverdac Btarted.
" And you���nro you lust what you
were   then,   Emilio?'*
"No, I think I nm less trustful.
Don't tell me It ls not so. I cannot
argue with you this evening. Laurent,  It seems to me that I am very
sleepy.''
"Why don't you go to lied, then?
I will help you to undress.'*
" No; I will go to sleep |uat here. It
will bo something new. Oh, heavens,
there is bo little that la new In our
existence I But st by me, Laurent.
What will you do while lam asleep?
Don't Bit B'.lont. thinking about Manette, who Is eo handsome. Oh, I
know you do sometimes.''
" I think you must be dreaming, my
child, already."
She only anawored by an lnart'cu-
lato sound. A moment after she was
fast asleep.
Laverdac, trying to step 1 ghtly, and
to make no noise, cume and leaned
over the buck of the sofa. Ho looked
at her. Dear creature! Ah I very
dear Bhe had been once, bo gentle, so
tender, when not under the Influence
of some pang of Jealousy. Oh, If ahe
only knew what terrible cause ahe had
to be Jealous now 1���tuld what bad he
done only a moment before ?
Weill how could he have helped
It ? Was it not absolutely necessary
he should be free for a few houra?
Two drops of a harmless anodyne In a
glass of lemon syrup and water 1
Day after day ho had carried the
phial about w.th him; day after day
he had watched for his opportunity.
He shrugged his shoulders. No, Indeed I to administer that sleeping potion wa> no cr ine. He went to a
corner near the fireplace, and took hie
sword-cane. A moment after he was
ln the atreet.
At a quick pace he passed the College des Quatres Nations and turned
Into the Rue de Se ne. A lamp bung
across the entrance of the street,
creaking npon its chain, but the
clt'ien lamplighter had neglected to
light it.
(To be continued.)
A DEATHLY WHITE FACE.
Heart Failure Was the Trouble   and
Nearly Cost a Life.'
Hundreds, nay tkoutands, ol lives are
being sacrificed to heart disease lu
theso closing days of the 19th century. Death very nearly came this
way to the eighteen year old daughter of Mr. Geo. Witter, ot Walkervllle,
Ont. She had been a great sufferer
from this disease for many yenrs, and
her father testifies that doctors' skill
accomplished nothing, tier case growing worse month by month. Fortunately, before actually too late Bhe wai
recommended Dr. Agnew's Cure for the
Heart, and her father Bays that from
the first dose good waB accomplished,
and two bottles performed a complete
cure. The mortality from this very
prevalent disease can certainly be lessened by the use of this remedy, which
Is effective in every case.
From Judge's Dictionary.
Reason���A power of tlie mind by
which we arrive ut tlie desired conclusion.
Responsibility���That moral sense
which prompts pnpa to whalo Johnnie
when he hns so fur distorted the truth
ns to tell Mr. Diumer tliat "papa suys
he Isn't hi."
Brilliancy���An overstrained mental
condition observed iu precocious children, and ln mon in the first stages
of paresis.
Tolerance���A disposition to nllow
other people to attend to their own
business���characteristic of persons
with weak minds.
Foresight���Tho faculty of licing
around when something Is going to
happen.
Success���A combination of luck,
pluck, brains, energy und perscver.
ance, Judiciously operated with lust a
sufficient admixture of unscrupuloiis-
ness to Insure the best ot the bargain;
just enough unction of tongue and
manner to captivate the victim Into
believing that he Is fortunate ln being
worsted by such an exquisite gentleman ; and a conscience which can be
quieted by the promise of a long perspective of churches and hospitals,
when the goal of wenlth ls reached.���
Edward Clayton Savage, ln Judge.
Meat Eating and Baldness.
A ncw Idea ls that meat eatiug
and baldness go together. A diet of
milk, eggs and fruit, combined with
locul troutment, has checked cases
of falling hair* Bustles who live on
a brcad-and-mllk diet nearly always
havo heavy hair to an advanced ago,
while peoplo who lunch nnd dine on
meat nro often bald nt 25. In the
Italian Parliament nearly nil the
members* heads ure as bald as bit*
Hard balls, whilo the peasants of
Italy rejoice In hoavy growths of
hair. Tho men peasants of Brittany
havo hair almost ns long and heavy
as tbat of tho women. A mnn In tho
south of France, who wns nlwtomlous
ns to food, hud a head of hair,* made
up of oloso curls four or five Inches
In length, but when stretched out
they wero a foot long.
Wales Resents It
It Is well known that iu spite of his
good nature the Prince ot Wales ls
quick to resent any luck, ot the consideration due him. Some time ago
he went to see a -play ln which there
was eome Incidental satire of the
British army and navy. Tho Prince,
before all things a good patriot, was
displeased. "I knew nothing about)
this play beforehand." he Bald. "I
waa advised to see tt. But no one
ought to have -spoken a good word
ot it to mo I"
The Winnipeg Council la going to
Inquire Into the municipal ayatem ot
Toronto with a view ot adopting certain reforms. jji/
G, A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
OOMOX  -. iIEITION.
The Exhibition at Courtenav Thursday
was a mott creditable ifiair. The day
while threatening in the morning turned
���ut pleasant, and tha attendance gratifying. Notwithstanding the steamer wai
not here at the usual time, there were a
few fiom Hornby and Denman Island*.
The arrangements were good. The Union Brass Band was a new sight in the
valley and in their aew uniforms thev
looked splendidly, and discoursed good
music and added not a little to the interest and pleasure of the occasion.
The sports while not extensive were well
arranged and satisfactory. The stock
was about sueh as would usually be expected in a country district, more attention being gives to the useful than the
ornamental. There was a fine display of
horses, cattle, sheep swine and fswl, Mr.
Geo. Heatherbell of Hornby Island
exhibited t��o Shropshire, jhwrl'nga
which were imported by him nnd were
perfect beauties. One was Rain, Scarb*
sui, of famous record, and the other was
Eve Cambell, both sired by Newton
Lord, sweepstake champion of the world.
One ewe brought over by him from the
island was left at the wharf, and could
not be gotten up in season.
Inside the Exhibition Building was
perhaps the chief attraction No liner
vegetables have been exhibited anywhere;
they were as good if not better than last
rear.
The fruit display was not up ts last
year's, but there were a few things which
attracted much attention being unexpected. One was the grapes (white) by Mr.
Bridges and some peaches by Mr. Mundell.
All reference to bread, cakes, butter,
flower and ladies work is omitted, beyond
the statement that except as to the flowers, they were lhe largest and finest ever
exhibited here. They will be described
elsewhere ir these columns. The following is ihe prize list.
Prize List.
DURHAMS��� I W. Robb; 2 S. Piercy;
cow���i H. Grant and Son.
Jerseys (bull)���i A. Uquhart; i Duncan Bros. Cow���I A. Uquhart; 2 Duncan Bros. Heifer, 2 years old���I A,
Uquhart. Heifer, I year old���I A. Urqu
hart; 2 Duncan Bros. Calf���i A. Urqu
hart
Holsteins���S. F. Crawford ; ist, for
bull, bull olf, cow in calf or milk, heifer
one year old and heifer calf.
Graded Cattle���For best milk cow;
1st, \V. Robb, 3rd; B. Crawford. Heifer
: years old���1st, \V. Rol.b. Heifer i yr.
o'd���ist, W. Robb; 2nd, B. Crawford; 3d
K. Creech. Best heifer calf���ist, W,
Robb ; 2nd, B. Crawford. Best beef animal���ist, Vv. Robb.
Draught Horse���Mare with foal, ist,
W. H. Grieve. Suckling colt, 1st, W. H.
Grieve. Team���ist, K. Elliot; and, J.
Gtieve. Thoroughbred stallion��� 1st, K.
Grant. Colt 2 years old, 1st I. C. Bridges;
2nd, 11. Crawford; 3rd, S. F Crawford.
General Purpose���t year old, ist,
C. Bridges; 2nd, VV. Grieve. Team���1st,
I. McKenzie Horse, 1st, T. Cairns. 2nd
L. Chile.
Roadsters-stallion, ist, A. McCab
linu. Marc with foal, tst, I.'. Key; 2nd,
A. Urquhart. Colt 2 years old, ist, A.
Urquhart. Cult 1 year old, 1st, A. Ur*
qtihari; 2nd, 11. Crawford;3rd, W.Giievc,
Suckling colt, isi, U. Roy. Buggy Road
ster, 1st, Ii. Wood. Saddle horse, is:,
A. Urquhart.
GRADED SHKEP- 2 ewes 2 shearlings
tst, Ii. Crawford; 2 R. J. Smith. Ewe
lamb, 1st, il. Crawford; 2nd, R. J. Smith
BERKSHIRE��� Hoar, 1 )cji* old and upwards 's', A, Urquhart; sud, J. Mel'hee.
GRADED Pics���Sow with litter, ist. J.
Mel'hee; 2 C. Bridges,
Poultry���Alesbury ducks, ist, A. Ur*
quhan; 2nd, Thos. Cairns. Geese, lit,
C. Bridges; 2nd, John Grieve. Shanghais, 2nd, S. F. Crawford. GAME���ist,
E. Creech. Bantams, ist, Ed. Creech;
2nd. C. Bridges. Buff cochins, tst, Hugh
Grunt and Son; ind, F. Burnes. Pigeons,
1st, Alexander .
Butter���Five 2 Ib. rolls, ist, A. Urquhart; 2nd, W. Lewis; 3rd, T. E. Will
iams. Packed, not less than 20 lbs., tst,
A. Urquhart; 2nd, T. E. Williams; 3rd,
Duncan Bros. Plate of print not less
than 3 lbs., ist, W. Lewis; 2nd, D. Roy;
lid, T. Cairns.
Bread���Best home made loaf, ist,
Mrs. T. D. McLean; md, |. A. Haliday;
3rd, Mrs. McKim. Vegetables, cabbage,
1st, Hugh Crant and Son; 2nd, D. Roy.
Catrots, ist, Hugh Grant and Son; 2nd,
R. McQuillan. Parsnips, ist, j. Miller;
2nd, Grant and Son. Tablecorn, 1st, S.
Piercy; 2nd; J. A. Haliday. Beets, ist,
H. Grant and Son. Squash, ist, T.
Cairns; 2nd, A. Urquhart. Pumpkins,
ist, R. McQuillrn; 2nd, S. Crawford.
Vegetable marrow, ind, K. McQuillan.
Tomatoes, ist, R. McQuillan; md, J.
Miller. Cucumbers, Ist, J, Mason. Rhubarb, 2nd, J. McPhee. Onions, ist, J. P.
Davis; 2nd, J. Miller. Button onions.
1st, J. Miller. Potatoe onions, 2nd, J,
Miller. Shallots, 1st, J. McPhee; md, j.
Mundell. Cauliflower, 2nd, R. J. Smith.
Kohlrabbi, 2nd, J. J. Miller. Citron, ist.
R. McQuillan; 2nd, J. Miller. Scotch,
kail, tst, J. Mason. Spring wheat. 1st*
C. Bridges; 2nd, J. A. Halliday. Barley,
2nd, J. A. Halliday. Oats, white, ist, 1',
Rasborough; md, W. Lewis. Peas,
white, ist, W. H. Grieve.   Potatoei, ear
ly rose, ist, H. Grant and Son; 2nd, T.
Gairns. Beauty of Hebron, ist, H,
Crant and Son; 2nd, f. Rasborough.
Burbank seedling, tst, R. J. Smith; 2nd
|. A. Halliday. White elephant, ist, JJ
Miiler;2nd, J. A. Halhdav. New variety,
1st, W Lewis; 2nd, J. Mason. Turnips,
Swede, 1 S Piercy; 2nd H Grant and Son.
M. Wurzel, ist, H. Grant and Son; 2nd
j Miller. Lone Red, tst, D. A. Grant;
2nd, H. Grant and Son. Carrots, white,
ist, J. Miller; 2nd, I. McQuillan. Red,
1st, J. Miller; 2nd, J. McQuillan. Bale
of hay, 1st, B. Crawford; 2nd, H. Grant
and Son. Timothy seed, 1st, D. A.
Grant; 2nd, T. Williams. Collection of
vegetables, 1st, J. J. Miller; 2nd, T.
Cairns,,;rd, J. A. Halliday.
Apples- Grnvensteins, ist, J. J. Miller; 2nd, T. Ros'ooruiigh. Dutchess of
Oldenburg, 1st, W. Robb, Plate of any
other kind, enrly, i-t, T. Rosborough,
Baldwins, 1st, T. Cairns. Northern spy,
isi, T. K. Williams; 2nd, \V. Robb.
Kin ol Ton 1 kins, i.t, W. Robb; ind,
l\ E.   Williams.    Greenings,    1st,   T.
Cairns; 2nd, J.   Pi iti hard,    t'oui  ' 1
apples, isi, I kosborniig;2nd,T. Cairns
Alexander- 1 T Rn.buruugh,   Wealth;
1 I Mundell; 2 Rosborough. Gloria
M'nidi ��� 1 Mr Halliday] 2 B Crawford.
lien Davis��� 1 Rosborough Y Belle
Flower���1 T Cairns]2 J Miller. Plate
ol anv other kind���I Rosborough; 2 Halliday.'
Plums Desert��� I Halliday Preserving���ist, W Robb; 2nd, J Miller Yellow egg���ist, J Mundell;2nd, BCrawford
Coe's golden drop���1st, W Robb; 2nd,
T Rosborough
Grapes Light���isi, C Bridges Dark
J Mundell
Peaches���ist, J Mundell; 2nd, J Miller
Prunes���ist, J A Halliday; and, T
Rosborough
Harness and Saddlery���ist, W
Willard
Floral Table bouquet���1st, J | Miller; 2nd, J A Hallidav Hand bouquet���
2nd, W Robb Dahlias���md, J J Mill
er Floral design���1st, W Robb Collection ol pansies���2nd, J Miller Collection of roses���1st, Davis; 2nd, W Robb
Collection of Gladiolas���Ist, J A Halliday Carnations���2nd, Davis Collection
of stocks���ist, W Robb Collection of
asters���ist, J A Halliday Hanging bas
ket���2nd, C Bridges Specimen Geranium���1st, W Robu Collection of sweet
peas���2nd, W Robb Collection of Annuals���1st, Davis; W Robb
Bottled Fruit���ist, Mrs Nixon; 2nd
Mrs McLean Collection of jellies���1st,
Mrs E Duncan; 2nd, Mrs j Halliday
Collection of jams���1st, Mrs McLean;
2nd, Halliday Pickles- 1st, Mrs McLean; 2nd, Mrs Halliday
CROCHET Work Assortment, cotton���
ist, Mrs McKim; 2nd, Mrs Cairns Cre-
chet tidy, (cotton)--2nd. Mrs Tait Crochet bed quilt���1st, Mrs Willard Crochet tidy, (worsted)���tst, Mrs Tait Cro
chet Toilet set���2nd, Mrs McKim
Child's   dress-ist,   Mrs   W   Duncan
Table cover, (embroidered)���ist, Mrs T
Cairns; 2nd, Mrs Nixon Table scarf���
ist, Mrs McPhee; md, Mrs McKim Piano Cover���ist, Mrs Cairns Woolwork, (raised)���ist, Mrs J Smith; 2nd,
2nd, Mrs Tait Slippers���1st, Mrs Nixon;
2nd, Mrs McKim Toilet ie' (embroidered)���ist, Mrs Tait; 2nd, Mrs E Duncan
Hand Sewing Pillow slips���ist, Mrs
Mundell Pillow shams���1st, Mrs Robb;
2nd, Mrs Cairns Six button holes���1st,
Mrs E Duncan; 2nd, Mrs F Burns
Stockings darned- -1st, Mrs Nixon; md,
Mrs, E Duncan Handscwed drawnwork
ist, Mrs McKim Bed quilt, (white)���1st,
Mrs Cairns Silk patch work quilt���ist,
Mrs McKim Cotton quilt���ist, Mrs H
Grieves Worsted quilt���ist, Mrs Willard
Home-made coverlet���1st, Mrs R J
Smith Stockings/wool)���1 st Mrs E Duncan; 2nd, Mrs Mundell Six samples of
knitting���Ist, Miss A Miller; 2nd, Mrs
Cairns Gents' ^ocks���isi, Mrs E Dsnc.in
2nd Mrs Niinn Gloves���is', Miss Nel*
lie Miller Mittens���ist, Mrs E Duncan
Ilnm".m.!di' rag i^t, mis Cessford] 2nd,
vi* r E Williams moss work wreathes,
is', y.rs C Bridges Wool flowers���ist,
K j Smith
DRAWING���Pencil, for ceild under 12,
Edith Lindsay Crayon���Sirah Lewis
ist. Oil painting���1st Sarah Lewis;
2nd Mrs McKim
marile SHELLS Collection��� 1 Bridges
Canaky birds��� i D Roy: 2 E Creech
Birds eggs��� i Judson McPhee! 1
Bridges.
CORRECTIONS. No 16-Jersey
heifer calf, 1 David Roy! 2 A Urquhart
Black Oats, i J A Halliday
Two ewes, shearlings-fist A Urqu
hart; 2d R J Miller
Roxbury Russetts- ist T Rosbury
Pears Bartlett ist, J Miller; 2nd, J A
Halliday Baurre de Aujon ut, W
Robb Any other kind, early Ist, B
Crawford; md, Miller Winter Nellis,
ist, Halliday; 2nd, w Robb Any other
kind, late. ist,*W*Robb; 2nd, Miller.
NOTICE
"An Aet to Prevent   Certain   Animals from Running at Large���1896"
Stock owners are hereby notified to
keep all Swine, Stallions of one year old
and upwards, and Bulls over nine months
old, under proper enclosure, as all animals of these descriptions, found running
at large will be dealt witb under the provisions of the Act referred to.
Comox, B. C.      W. B. Anderson,
June 7th, 1896. Gov't Agknt.
NEW 600DS,
Just Opened up
a full line of  ales'
Jackets, Ladles' Sailor
and Walking Hats.
New Dress Goods
Flannels, Blankets. Comforters, etc. Selling at
the very lowest Prices.
The    Cash   Dry-
goods Store.
mmm & co.
UNION, B.C.
J. F. DOYLE, Manager
M, J. HENRY,
NUR3ERYMAN
AND
FLORIST
POST OFFICE ADBBXM
Mount Pleasant    Vanjouvm b. C.
Send for Catalogue before placing your
orders for Fall Planting, if you are interested in saving money for yourself and
getting good stock of first hands.
Most complete stock ol Fruit ud
Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Rotes, Etc.,
in the Province,
Thousands of small Fruit Plants aad
Vines of leading varieties, suitable for
this Climate.
Thousands of Hulbs now sn tht way
here from China, Japan and Hollaed (sr
the Fall Trade.
Fertilisers, Agricultural Implements,
Spray Pumps, Etc., best to be had.
No Agents. List tells you sil about it.
Eastern Prices sr Less,
Greenhouse, Nursrrv amd Amery,
(04 Westminster Road.
Subscribe (or The News $2.or per
annum.
PPJGE   LlSf.
FOR
S. LEISER'S
Gfeat Gleafapce Sale f of Gash,
13 yds. good indigo print for ... $1.00
8yds. twilled grey flannnel for ... i.oo
20 yards of flannelette for ... i .00
Blouses at ... ...        25, 55 and 75 cents
^x/% yds. double width cashmere, all shades, for $1.00
7 yards, blue melton cloth for       ... 1.00
Men's all wool tweed suits from $5.00 to $10.00
Men's fancy Worsted suits from $9.00 to 10.50
Men's blue serge suits at ... $5.00
Men's wool pants at - $1.75, 2.00, 2.25 and 2.50
Men's fancy worsted pants at $2.76, 3.00 and 3.60
Boys' suits, two pieces, at 1.90, 2.26 and 275,
"       "     3       "     " 2.75,3*25 and 3*7s
A good corset for '  ...
Arctic Corsets
3 Pairs of ladies cotton hose for
5 Pairs of good cashmere hose for
10 yards of factory cotton for
Ladies wool vests at
45 cents
,55   "
25 cents
$1.00
50 cents
25, 35 and 50 cents
NISWNGS,
Boys' pants from ... 5o to 90 cents
Black ancl brown hard hat, newest shapes at      $1.10
Black and brown Fedora hat at
Large assortment of ties from
Men's shirts and drawers from
3 Flannelette shirts, all sizes, for
8 Pairs of heavy wool socks for
10 Pairs of heavy mining socks for
$1.75 and 2.00
15 cents
25 cents
so cents
1.00
1.00
Great  Redaction in Boots  and   Shoes and
Hundreds of Other Lines.

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