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The Weekly News Dec 25, 1894

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Array Q. A. McBain & Co.
Beat Estate Brokers
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G.A.rVlcpain&tia4   **,
Eeai mmm^
***^ Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. in.
$2.00 PER YEAR
McKim's Store.
TTITIO^T,   33. C
Gent's Furnishing
Orders Taken for Custom Made Suits.
' pafcus Wolfe
P. O. DRAWER, 17
Scottish Union aud National Insurance Cu,
of Edinburgh, Sootlaud.
Phcvnix Firo Assurance Co. of London, Eng.
Han Lifo Assurance Com pany of Canada.
London Cuarantee and Aooident Company.
Canada Permanent Loan aud .Savings Co.,
Globe Savings aud Loan Company, Toronto.
Fan Leans a Specialty
Thos, C. Morgan,
None but the best
quality and moat
fashionable goods
kept In stock.
Fashionable Tailor
William's Block.
TJZTXOn, B. o.
Union Meat
meats always on hand.
Market.   ���kl,
Vegetables   etc.
Vessels   supplied on the shortest notice.      fgj
Simon  Leiser,   Prop.
Our Xmas Stock of 1894 surpasses anything
ever before shown in Union. Our Store is a
Veritable Bazaar There is nothing you
cannot get.
apples w*"*
- *" *
We are showing an immense stock of Dolls,
Toys of all kinds, Plush Goods, Celluloid
Goods, Knit Goods, Blankets, Comforters,
Rubber Goods, Fancy Lamps, Glassware, and
numerous other things which through want of
space we cannot mention.
Another Case of useful and Fancy Articles in
Silverware to hand, direct from the noted
manufacturers,  Simpson,  Hall, Miller & Co.
Special Bargans in Gent's Clothing, Etc.
Great Bargains in our House Furnishing Dep't.
'.     We are soje agents for Master Mechanic Ssap, Miners and
Puddlers  "TSbacco   and    Upton's   Celebrated  Ceylon   and
I Indian Teas.
McPhee & Moore.
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A   Full   Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
Simon Leiser, Prop.
Grant & McGregor Props
Ice Cream Parlors.
13 nsrioisr, b. a
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
Imported and Domestic Cigars-   Briar and Meershaum  Goods.
The Above Store. Adjoin, Where Everythiu-* oi i.hu H<=st in their Raspective
line, will be found.
A.  W. Mclntyre, Prop,
JO. H. Fechner & Co., Prop's.
leals at alipio5
���at the���
New Walk along the Shop to Hall Door.
Prices:-10c 15c. and 25c      21 Meals for $5.00.
E. Merman,
 KSTABLlSHXn IN 1880���
Will be in Union every
month with a large stock of
Jewelry, Watches, Diamonds,
and Silverware.
Watch repairing a specialty.
New Year's Ball
K. of P.
Benevolence Lodge, No. 14, will
give a Grand Ball and Supper,
Tuesday Evening, Jan. 1, 1895,
at the Cumberland Hall. Ticket
admitting Lady and Gentleman,
including Supper, $250. The
Gentlmen are requested to wear
The Tepic wm here on the 20th tad loft
with 212 tons of coal for tho 0. P. K , 35
tons of Otimox uu.il aud 108 tons of wuh
ooal furCrowder and Potuor, Vancouror.
Oa tha 18eh tug Daisy left with 160 tons
of coal fnr atr. Rosalia of the North*��� Pacific at Victoria.
Str. I-Upid Transit took on the 18th last*
160 ton- ��f coal for the U. S. Kittle Snip
Monterey at Taooma.
The ThUtle haa been in and gone,
Tbe Comet loft on Monday with 245 tons
of coil for the New Westminster Gas
The Mineola arrived on Saturday, loaded,
and left on Monday with 3000 Una of eoal
for the Southern Pacific
Mr. John J. Grunt, us is well known,
sold out his hotel property in Courtenay last fall and departed with his wife
and children to La Oescenta, Southern
California, on account ot Mrs. Grant's
feeble health in the hope that a change
of climate mi|>ht bt* bcneiiciul. For a
short time there was appearance of Improvement but a dispatch dated the 15th
instant at Los Angeles brings the sad intelligence of her death, Whether her remains will be brought to Comox for
burial we arc not informed.
Mr. Joseph T. Grieve, never strong,
has been ailing for sonic time followed
by a Cover which resulted early Friday
morning lasl in his death, lie leaves a
wife nnd two or three small children.
This is, we understand, the third child
which Mrs, Henry Grieve of Grantham
has lost by death within a year. The
first was a son who went cast in search
of health; then came the news of Mrs,
Grant's decease, and this was quickly
followed by the demise ol Joseph T.
Grieve. Surely sorrows do not come
singly. In addition to (he sympathy
which will be freely extended lo the bereaved husband and wifcand half orphaned children, much sympathy is expressed I
for the afflicted mother who is called to
face a triple bereavement.
Tho Annnal Christmas tree entertainment
of the English Church Sunday School will
be held in tho Old Bohnol* houae, Stodwiek
on the eveuing of Thursday Dec. 27th beginning at 5 o'olook.
Thero wilt Iw a programme by the children, gatnai and refreshments.
Every one cordially invited to attend.
A collection will bo taken up at the clone
to belp defray coat of children'** presents.
Service) conducted in the Hall. Morning St-rT oa conducted by tho Paator. Subject: ��� *��� Chriat at the door,"
Evening service conducted by Mr. Kvans.
Subject: ��� " Building a City. '
Sunday school, 1 30 p.m. Pastor's Bible
Class, 2.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening, 7 30.
[ Continued. ]
That we should be opposing each other and unable to associate together while
living does nol seem so strange, but that
wc should carrv our prejudices beyond
this life seems incredible; and yet here
on the hill the road is but the visible sign
ol a separation which exists in feeling.
While the Japs and the Chinese must be
buried apart, the whites object to their
dust mingling with cither. And yet we
call thc buri d ground God's Aire.
About a quarter ofa mile farther on
we come tn a ucntlV sloping plain, cover*
c��l sparsely with small trees. The soil is
gravelly and requires no drainage. A
can-in* je can he driven around Without
difficulty, Here a short di star CO back
from the ruad, tm the Upper or left hand
side is the spiit selected for the new cemetery. It is an ideal bun ing ground and
when spring opens can be c.T-ily and
cheaply denuded of its umber and
fenced. But we are un a gruesome subject.    Let us proceed.
A little further along on the right hand
side at tbe lower part of thc plain is thc
old chicken ranch. The man who started here in the heart of the forest on a
gravel bed, where no grain ro vegetables
could grow, a hennery, is gone too.
What kind of a man he wa* wc can only
judge by these ruins which arc last disappearing. Wherever he is he should be
regarded as a curiosity. He might an
swci* as a side show for some dime mute-
urn but could not hope to succeed in the
heroic life that is required to conquer the
We are soon opposite the spot mafic
memorable as the Farmer's Home. The
proprietor was Wm. Jones, more generally known as Whisky Jones. He was a
shingle manufacturer and in his best days
could turn out more.shingles in a day by
hand than any other man that ever set
foot in Comox District. He was quite a
character; had been through the American civil war and escaped unscathed
though often in the thick ofthe finrit, and
came up into tbe forests of British Col-
iimbii to be withered and blasted by the
Liquid Fiend. An old Klr.ntchman kept
house for him and when health failed
and death had gotten its firm grip upon
him it was pitiful to see her devotion.
Unable to find the necessary provisions
where they were, she was noticed one
day leading the broken man down the
road through Courtenay; anil arrived at
the Indian Rancheric placed him tender-
ly in a canoe and conveyed him over to
Bayne's Sound where she gathered clams
and made broth for her liege lord. Nothing could save him, not even her devotion and skill. Her patience, stoical for-
uide, loyally and self sacrifice show
that bene?th her rough exterior there
war. a warm heart and fidelity to her
trust which are worthy the highest admiration. Beside these qualities grace and
beautv and learning of themselves are of
liltle account.
(To bo continued.)
The steamer R-ivnr hai jnut returned from
Kiogiomc Inlot. SI'S started from Comnx
Harbor Monday 10th Nov. wilh tw> hr-a's
lwhngiiig to Meears. Halliday & Smith
in tow. When ehe got about 15 milfs
from C-mox Mr. Cowio dcci<*ed to put back
to Comox nnd hi vp a cnudciicor put into
his i-tea-ner, expecting to overtake tho two
boats in a few tlnyj, However thi steam
fehonncr Misch'of, hound for Quatseno
Sound with a party nf immigrants overtook
the two boats and pr-nnbed tn tow them ns
far as BUckney PasaaRe, their turning off
place. On arriving there it wan too rodgV
to toad aud Clifford Smith's skiff for-dud
with two stoves, tools aud other hardware,
*-v>*�� swampad and everything lost. The
whole party then proceeded to Alert Bay on
the Minehief. They left that port on Monday morning and arrived pfifoly on Wednesday night. On Saturday somo of the party
started to return to Comnx tu look for the
Kio c, but mot her about IS milis out.
The survey party have left for the winter.
They surveyed over 3000 acres and say it ia
the Hof-xt 'and they have seen in their three
years outing.
A party of farmera  from Ladner'i  were
thera a few weeks  ago  looking  for  land,
Thoy want to locate twenty two families.
. A few iochei of snnw fell   oa   N ��v.   16,
hut disappeared in a fe v days.
K**orybody is in good heal'h aad spirits.
Mr. H. Kirby has come down to Comox
for the winter.
Oamo is uot v*ry plentiful except ducks
bnt plenty are expected as sooa as snow
In thc article entitled Estimates on
last page, the item of $8,000 for the
trunk road to Comox was inadvertently
The third entertainment of tbo course
will Ui held iu lior Now Hill, on Thursday
10th January, ami a* the li,> <m Friday 11th.
H ab eiiti r'aianii uts to commence st 7
o'clock, p.m.
As this entertain ment ia in connection
with the Sabbath school, there will tut he
tho usual luuture.but in Us plaon thero will
ho tea refreshments, aUo Xiimi tree for tho
At CourUmay all will he admitted free,
but there will bo a collet-lion at the elo-u**, to
defray the expou-es of tbe ctnl'lro*.'. Xinus
lhe W. C. T. II. otl'.ir six prizes for the
six In-lit temperance recitations dotiverud
that evening, All young people are invited
to compete.
The Keewenaw sailed from Union Wharf
December 7th with 3500 tons of coal for
Port Uoeta, Suuthern California. Sinco
then nothing has befit, beard from her aud
she is now overdue 15 or IC days. There
seems to be only oue reasonable conclusion
and tbat ia that tho Keewenaw, which was
an old boat aud known to be weak, with
Capt. Jenkins and all his crew numbering 35,
are lost. Tho Montserrat which sailed from
Nauttimo on the same day for S-in h'ranciseo
witb a cargo uf coal, not having been hoard
from 1.1 also supposed to he lust. Capt.
Blackbnm of the latter had a crew of probably 18 or20. Ao thev both followed the
Baoiu pathless track they ptobably met the
same fate. It is thought that the Keewenaw being the least seaworthy n quired assistance whioh the Montserrat iu endeavoring to render in aome way oame iuto colli*.
ion with her, and both sank together.
VANCOyVEK, 0, C. 22nd,��� (Special)
G. K. Ashford. an employee at the C. P.
Ry. freight sheds litre, terminated a
drinking bout at 8 o'clock this morning
by shooting and instantly killing his
wife, and youngest daughter Viola, fatally wounding his ten year old daughter
Mildred and attempting, but not accom-
j 1 shing his own destruction. He is now
in jail charged with the murder of ttie
two members of his family. The third
victim of his vicious madness is in the
City Hospital where opinion is expressed
that she will die, The fearful tragedy
has horrified the entire community and
nothing else is talked of.
Prof Hunter left for the Capital on the
last steamer.
Mr. Hrown of Geo. Howe's store, left
on Friday for Vancouver,
Harvey Reed of Union Bay left Friday morning for Hot Springs.
Mr. Will. Cheney, the auctioneer from
Denman Island, is here tin business.
A. Urquhart, prominent farmer, was a
passenger on the Joan  Friday morning.
Archie Dick, Inspectot of Mines, came
up and returned on the Joan  last  week.
Mr. Smith, C. E. of the Colliery Co.
returned from Victoria on the last trip of
the Joan.
Mr. Geo. Hay, who has heen at work
on the new bakery returned to Nanaimo
on Friday.
Alex. Grant of Giant & McGregor has
returned from the Capital after an absence of a fortnight.
Mr. Ross, formerly teacher here, but
now a teacher in the Victoria schools, is
in town for a few days.
Geo). B. Powell ofthe Dominion Pant's
Co. ts in town. Cheap, durable and fash
ionable arc the suits he furnishes to
Tom Gkholm of A. R. Johnston & Co.
wholesale and retail dealers of Nanaimo,
was up on Wednesday and returned on
Miss Lou Louis, who had been a guest
at thc Waverly House for some days, returned to her Denman Island home on
Miss L. M. Powell and Miss Nickerson, teachers at Union school, and Miss
Booth have gone to Victoria to spend
lhe holidays.
Mr. Nixon of Hornbv Island in company with the officers of H. M. Pheasant
were down at Deep Bay last week and
bagged a large quantity of ducks.
Mr. Kd. McKim returned on Wednesday and will leave on the arrival of the
Clara Young for Ni & River in connection with the canneries there. He may
be expected back in two or three  weeks.
Saturday forenoon Tug Wilson was
returning with his milk sleigh from end
ofthe camp when (ieo. Haskins, F.
Crawford and J. Whcwaw jumped on to
the hind end. Soon it came to a gravelly hollow in the road where tlie snow was
washed off. The sleigh dipped down
and plunged forward, throwing all thc
occupants out, They went sprawling in
all directions. Tug having held on to
lhe reins was thrown forward out of the
ditch and finally managed to get aboard.
He had objected before to the other par-
tie;; riding, but as they pulled themselves
out of the slush he recognized that they
were all brothers in misfortune and told
them to get on. They proceeded to
mount the vehicle. Then TU/s fire was
up, and the long whip cut several very
pretty circles in the air and descending
wilh scientific precision on the flanks of
the horses. Away lhey flew, the sleigh
bobbing up and down, lurching the boys
forward ard then sending them backward. Victor Hugo's famous description
of a cannon torn loose from its holdings
and as the ship pitched and rolled in the
storm, tearing about like a mad fiend
would but faintly describe the gyrations
contortions and tintinnabulations of
these much lossed victims. When the
whirlwind was over lhey repaired to the
drug store for salve, plasters, eye water
and liniments.
The following letters remain uncalled for
at the Union poet oflice and if not applied
for soon will bu sent to the dead letter of.
fleet Tom Boll, P. C. Berry, Ouiseppe
Hn.iim*, Tom Cnrran, Robert Colter, Lams
Dnpont, Kfinb-y R, Davy, Ree Kvans, Chas.
Taunt, F. (trill, Thomas Gavin, Prank Cas-
pardone, Richard Holmes, Harry Hughes,
T. Men-tain, James Muirhcad, Samuel Me*
Kinney, Alf. Piarse, W. Richard-ion, K.
Stone, Jou Stella, R. Turner, G. 11. Williams, R. C. Weaver,
Thc closing examination ofthe public
school was held 011 Thursday afternoon.
The pupils were examined in their various studies and showed by their intelligent answers that the instruction lhey
had received was not mere parrot work.
At the close of the examination the
prizes were distributed by Rev. Mr. Mclntyre. Below is a list of the winners in
the tst ami 3rd divisions. The list for
thc snd division, by mistake has not
reached us but will appear in our next
First Division.
5th CLASS ��� i Laura Abrams, 2 R. Lindsay.
4th class ��� t Sidney Burton,  2  Tillie
Garrison, 3 Harry White.
SENIOR THIRD ��� I Nellie Miller, 2 Willie Ferguson.
INTER. THIRD���1 N.Strang,  2 S. Ferguson.
DEPORTMENT -- R. Denton.
SPECIAL PRIZE (by teacher for best reader in 5th class ) ��� Morden Waison.
SPECIAL PRIZE (by Mr. A.   Lindsay  for
best   reader   in   41I1 class) ���  Chris.
Third Division.
senior class ��� I R. Bertoldi, 2 Frank
junior class���i   Deborah  Lewis,  2
Priscilln (ioss.
chart   class ��� i Robert Russell,  2AI.
bert Anthony.
Deportment ��� c Tobacco.
A merry Christmas to all.
Xmas arid New Year's Cards ac
Pimbupy s.
A Chinaman was badly hurt on Sunday night
Big consignment of stoves al Grant
and McGregor's,
McKim lK: Sons have a fine display of
crockery and glassware at their store.
For Sale ���A newly calved cow-
Apply to Daniel Stewart, Comox.
109. - 1 tn,
H. M. S. Pheasant left Comox Harbor where it had been practicing, on Friday morning.
Mice Heisie Anthony won the crazy qnilt
which was rallied ell' Saturday night in aid
of thc Catholic ohurch.
David Anthony had both legs and two
ribs broken b> falling rock in No. 4
slope early Monday morning.
The telephone line between here and
Wellington is now in good condition,
thanks to line repairer John   Ranberg.
The Yellow Rock Light house was
lashed during the late siorm hy the ringlets of ihe Gulf mermaids. It was a wild
Presents fop the Holidays at
Plmbupy's Drug  and   Stationery
For choice pies, cakes, wedding cakes,
party or social refreshments, call oh
Kenward & Prockier the Courtenay ba-
On Saturday evening as two miner*
were returning from work lhey were ridden down and injured by two drunken
rowdies on horseback.
J. A. McLean tripped and fell on the
slippery, irregular sidewalk, Sunday night]
between Cheap John's and thc livery stable, badly cutting his chin.
Mr. Geo. B, Powell, the Dominion
Pants Co'r. special agei.t is here with a
fine assortment of choice serviceable
cloth. He takes measures, and guarantees a good fit.
May* r Graves of French Creek was
reduced one day lasl week to a pair of
ovcialls by thc theft of some unknown
paity who broke into his dwelling and
kindly relieved him ofthe balance of his
On Sunday the smoke was seen pour-
in f* out of the roof of the new Italian
bakery on Second street. A number of
gentlemen rushed to the scene when it
was discovered that a fire had been built
in the furnace the chimney to which did
not extend through the roof.
Billy Taylor of Graham & Stewart's
logging camp, Courtenay, broke his leg
las* week on Monday. The tackle slipped from the stump and the hook caught
the leg below the knee causing a compound fracture. De was taken to the
Riverside hotel where he was attended
by Doctor's  Westwood and Millard.
The mail train last Wednesday reached here at 2.3c p. m., and enabled thc
people to get their mail before dark.
They came earlv and went away jubilant.
Some ofthe mail was sent by thoughtful
uncles and nice aunts and better still by
fond parents, and best of all by true lover*!. What a study the faces of those
who came and went presented. The
News reporter got a snap shot of n few
which may appear when our artistic cilia*
sel gels at work.
_J-OOk at the Xmas and New
Year's Cards at Plmbupy's. Thoy
ape immense.
On Wednesday forenoon as Ihe train
came up from thc wharf, upon is reaching the Usual stopping place near the sawmill a Klootchman attempted to jump off
before the car stopped. In sonic way her
dress was caught by the wheel and she was
drawn under it and horribly cut and mangled so as scarcely to be recognizable.
No blame attaches to any one con
nectcd with thc train as it was stopped as
soon as possible,
A meat shop would not be supposed to
be an attractive spot, and yet a look into
Simon Leiser's shop shows what may be
done to beautify even such a place. You
will find no framed pictures there, but
ynu will lind what surpasses any art.
All around are hung quarters of mutton
with their crimson cuticle looking as gay
as a silk robe U-neath which shines lhe
skirts of white fat, spotless as linen or
the "drifted snow". On the left among
other notables is a huge swine upnn
whose back is a tender pij* in its white
dress, reminding one of a daughter of
the forest with a pappoose swung upon
her back, only the hog seems to approach
nearer to the white race in   its   complex-
Sargeant ��� greenwood. ��� At Union
on Friday, Dec. 21, Miss Polly Greenwood to Mi. Jonah Sargeant by Father
li. Durand.
Friday evening there was a big scare
at the Cumberland Hotel, At first there
was a rumour of danger but what it really was did not at nnce appear. Some
imagined the Unyal African tiger which
had been rafih-il off a few days since and
not taken away hail broken loose.
"There was hurrying to and fro"
and amid the noise and confusion which
ensued some one ran against the dining
table. Such a rattling of crockery and
glassware followed as started the dogs to
barking and the cats to spit fire. Suddenly the ominous cry of tire rang thm-igh
thc corridors, and the calls, slamming of
doors uplifting Ol windows, and shouts
were deafening. The smell of burnt
wood was palpable.
Where is thc axe? shouted onc.
Hatchets, axes, crowbars, hammers
and saws were quickly brought. It was
a quarter past nine, saw mil lime, when
the trouble was located inside the ceiling
where thc chimney passes up at the corner of the billiard room next thc dining
room. Thc intense heal from thc new-
furnace passing into the chimney had
carbon 1 ted the lath and wood work
around it until at last it burst out in
flames. How long the fire had been ���.
shut in as it was -~ going no onc cat-
tell. The plastering and wood work was
lorn away, a hole punched in the chimney and water poured down. The lire in
this way was subdued and the excitement
gradually died out. But it took fully half
an hour to accomplish this. It was .1
narrow escape from a disastrous fire.
The chimney now will be rendered secure and the next scare will be some
where else. A small chemical engine
should be possessed by the fire company
_/_ VnK**
Four weeks had passed since Malcolm
Strattou's insane attempt���four weeks of
an utterly pro&traLhif'illiiesa from whioh he
was slowly recovering, when, one morning,
Guest entered tho room where BrettiBon
was seated by his friend's couch, und made
an announcement which wrought a sudden
change in the convalescent.
"I expected it," he said quietly ; and
then, after a pause.   "I will ��o with you."
tluest oponed and shut bia mouth without
speaking for a few moments.    Then.
"Go���wilh me? You go with me . Why,
it would be mudncss.
"Madness, madness, old follow," said
Stratton feebly, "but I tell you 1 am quite
atron-,' now."
"Vory far from it," aaid Brettison,
"And I say ho too," cried Guest, "look
hore, old felkw, do you mean to uascrl that
yuu are compos mentis ''."
"Of course," said Stratton, smiling.
"Then 1 say yon aro not," cried Guest,
"and Mr. Brettison will second mo. You
aru weak as a rat in apitonf all our watch
ing, uud feeding, and caro."
"All this long weary month," sighed
Stratton. "Heaven bless you both for
what- you have done."
"Nover mind about blessings j be a little
grateful to Mr. Urottison, who has been
like a hundred hospital nurses rolled into
one, and givo up this mad idea."
"But it is not mad," pleaded Strutton, I
only want to go to the church, i am quite
atrong enough now. I want to Bee her
married, that is all. Mr. Brottiaon, you
sec how culm I am."
"Yea, very," said the old botanist, smiling sadly. " Culm with your temples
throbbing and your veins too full. My
dear boy, if you go to that wedding, you
will overexoito yo'iraelf und we snail have
a serious relapse."
"If I do go !" said Stratton quietly. "
shall certainly have it.  I mean to go."
Ho rose from tho couch on which he had
boen lying, walked into the bedroom, and
closed tho door,
"Did you ever aeo such a mule, Mr,
Brettison?" cried Guest ua soon aa tbey
were alone. "I was a fool to come in and
tell him I was going; but I thought ha
had got over it, aud lio knew it was to-
"You ure going an ono of the friends!"
"Ves, Miss Jerrold asked me," said
Guest, rather consciously ; "and of course
ho would have known afterward, and reproached mo tor not telling him. What ia
to he done?"
"Certainly not thwart him,  replied Brottiaon.    "I was going out into the country
"Yes, my dour sir, u little. My great
hobby, Mr. Guest. But I will not go. Wo
ahould do more barm than good by stopping
him, bo I'll go to tho church with him."
"But I dread u scene," said Guest. "Sup*
poae ho should turn wild nt seeing her lead
up the aisle. Fancy tbe conaequences. It
would be cruol to iho lady. It ia not as if
ahe hud jilted him."
"Never cured for him u bit, did she ?"
whispered Brottiaon.
"H'm 1 Well, air, 1 don't quite like to
aay. At nil events, Miss Myra Jerrold accepted thia Mr. Barron before poor old
Malcolm Bpoke a word, and I am convinced
that aho felt certain he did not care for
" An unfortunate businesa, Guest.   Poor
lad 1 poor lud I   But there,  ho recovered
and  any  opposition   would, I   am   aure
throw him buck."
"Buttho lady?"
"Havo no fear; Malcolm Stratton will,
I am aure, be guilty of no inaane folly. J
know him better thun you, Gueat.
" I think not," aaid the young min,
"We will not nrguo tho point," replind
the old botanist, taking Guest's bund.
" Wo both think we know him hotter than
anyone else, and after all have not half
sounded the depths of hia nature,"
" Well, I leave him to you," auid due-it.
*'I bave no time to Hpare. I'm oil' now,
old fellow," he ciied approaching the
bedroom door.
"All right," cried Stratton cheerfully
aa ho came back and held out his hand.
" My kindest regards to Kdie. Don't bo
afraid, old fellow ; I am going to behave
sensibly.   You need not fear a scene."
"But I "
"Don't deny it, lad. Off with you," said
Stratton, smiling nt bis friend'a confusion ;
and ho accompanied him out on to the
landing. "God bleaa bor I" he said. "I
wish her evory happiness with the man of
her choice. It'a all over now, and 1 can
bear it like a man."
Ihey shook bunds and parted,uud wbea,
an hour later, Guest aaw Myra enter tbe
room, where he waa just snatching a hurried word with Kdie, ho was startled at the
white, aot faeo, und strange, dreamy eyos.
which looked in hia whon he apoke to
Bnt what had been a bitter fight waa at
an end,and all itBaocrctshi'lilenin thc bride's
own breaat. For n time, uh it had dawned
upon her that there wua something warmer
than friendship iu her breast for Malcolm
Stratton, sho shrunk in horror from tho
idea of pledging herself to the man aho
had accepted; but aho fought with and
crushed ({own her feelings. Ktratton inuat,
alio felt, despise her now, and shu waa
engaged to Burron. It was her father's
wish, and alio hud promiaoil to be thia man's
wife, whilu thut ho luvod her ho gavo hor
no room to doubt.
"I will do my duty by' hint," alio aaid
proudly to herself us alio took her father's
arm ; and uh Guest was driven iu another
of tho carriage*! to the church, he thought
to himself that hia friend had boon blind
in hia love, for Myra was Hard and unemotional as tier cousin waa sweot aud
He misjudged hor ngain us hu aaw her
leave tho church leaning upon ber husband's
arm, while now he wna privileged to uscurt
Kdie, ono of the four bridesmaids, back to
Bourne Square.
*���*Sho nover would have card for poor
old Maloolm," ho said to himself aa he
followed the nowly married couple with
hia eyes, Barron careworn aud nearly us
pale aa Ida wifo, but looking proud, eager,
and handsome, ns hu handed Myra into
the carriage.
"Tho happy puir," whispered Kdie ub
ahe placod hor little hand upon Guest's
arm. "Get mc to the enrriage, pleuse, ns
qulokly aa you can, or I sliall cry and mako
a scene."
"Yes, yes," ho whispered back. "This
Way ; but Kdie, I'vu been looking all round
the church and can't see bim. Did you
catch eight of Stratton ':"
"No, said the girt witb somo asperity,
"and did not wish to. I could only see
that poor girl going through tho ceremony,
and I felt all tlm time 1 eould road her
thoughts. 0 Percy Guest, if she only had
not had bo much pride-, or Malcolm Stratton bad been um hold us he wus shrinking
and strnnge, this nover could have been I'
Back at Bourne Square with all
the hurry and excitement of a
wedding morning, Tho house crowded with friends, nnd Sir Mark ull
eagerness to do the honors of hia place
woll to all.    Carriages thronged   tbo road*
*way ; a couple of policemen kept back the
little crowd, and the admiral'a servants,
re-enforced by half a dozen of Gunter'
men, had a buay time supplying the wants
of the guests.
*-��� Well, you two," aaid a voice, suddenly
behind Edie, who waa listening to a remark
mado by Gueat, "don't look in that
dreamy way at everyone, l'vo been watching you for ever so long. Don't yon kuow
that thia fa tho happieat day of Myra's
" No aunt," said Edio shortly ; do you'
Miaa Jerold shrugged her shoulders.
** Go and keep near her, my dear, till
they leave. I haven't the heart. Edie,
am I a wretchedly prejudiced old maid, or
ia thero something not nice about that
"Ah, thore you are, Edio," oried the
admiral excitedly. " Myra ia juat going
to cut the cake. Mr. Gueat, take my aiater
and give ber aome champagne. Edio, my
dear, I don't like poor Myra'B looka. I
must Boe to the people, and bave a word
with James Barron before they start ; and
I've got to apeak, too, und how to get
through it I don't know."
" What do you want me to do, uncle ?"
" What I told you, iny dear," criod the
old man testily. " Go and keep with my
poor darling till the last.1,
Edie crept to her cousin's aido and stayed thero during the admiral's speech, one
which contained more heart thin hoad;
listened witb heaving breast to the toast
of tbe bride's health, and to the well*
apoken, manly reply made by James Bar*
ron. And so on lill the time when the
brido might slip uway to shauge her dreas
for the journey down to Southampton, the
wedding trip commencing the next day on
board tho great atoamor outward bound
for the Weat.
*��� Gueat, my lad," said the admiral,
drawing the young man aside, servants are
all very well, but I'd bo thankful if you'd
Bee yourself that Mr. Barron'a carriage is
up to the door in time. Myra ia not well,
and Bhe has sent a message to me to beg
that she may be allowed to slip away quietly with a few good-by a. I suppose tho
people will have all the satin slipper and
rice throwing tomfoolery."
" You may depend upon mo, Sir Mark,"
aaid Gueat eagerly ; and he Bet about his
taak at once, greatly *to the butler's dia-
The minutea went swiftly thon ; tbe
guests gathering on the staircase and
crowding the hall, while the carriage, with
ita servants, stood waiting, with an avenue
of people down to the door.
Guest was on the step Boeing that the
wraps and various littio articles needed
on the journey were handed in. Barron,
looking Hushed and proud, was in the ball,
with hia hand grasped by Sir Mark,
and a murmur of excitement and a
cheer announced that tho bride wub coming down, when the bridegroom's carriage
began to move on.
Tbe sudden starting of tho horses made
Guest turn sharply.
" Hi 1 Stop 1 Do you hoar ?" he shouted,
and several of tho servants waiting outside took up theory, "Coming down."
But the carriage moved on and a four*
wheeled cab took its place, amid a roar of
laughter from the crowd,
At the aamo moment three buaineaslike
looking men stepped iuto the hall, and
before the butler and footmen eould stop
them they were close up to the foot of the
Sir Mark turned upon them angrily
but ono of thom gripped Ida arm and said
quickly :
" Sir Mark Jerrold V
" Yos. What ia thia intrusion?"
" Upataira, sir, quick. Stop the young
lark from coining down,"
The mau'a manner was eo impressive
that it forced Sir Mark to act, nnd he
ahouted up the broad staircase :
" Edio I ono moment���not yet.
Then, as if resenting thc fact that he
should havo obeyed thia mau, be turned
sharply in time to hear thc words:
"Jatnea Dale���in tho quoen's name.
Here is my warrant. No nonseuse; we
are three to onc."
The bridegroom was  struggling in the
Kolicemon'e arms, and iu the hand which
e freed thero was a revolver.
(���STRAT-rON'S    TlIASKS'ilVIN'n,
There waa a alight struggle, tho sharp
click of atool, and before Sir Mnrk could
fine words to express his rago and astonishment, Barron was being hurried out of
tho hall by two of the men who had made
tho unceremonious entry, while the two
policemen thore for another purpose, in
answer to some freemaaonry of tho force,
opened tho cab door and aaw the vehicle
driven off.
Sir Mark had meantime mado an effort
to follow, but the man who had apoken
barred bia way.
" You scoundrel 1 Who aro you?"
roared tho admiral. "What doea this
moan J"
"Superintendent Abingdon, Great Scotland Yard, air,*' was tbe quiet reply, "It
moans, sir, that l'vo saved tho young ludy
from a painful aceno, nnd you from n terrible mishap."
"But, oh, thereianomehorrible blunder!
That iB my friend, my aon-in-law, Mr.
������ No, atr, an alias, Jamea Dale, whom
we have wanted for months. Dodged ub
by keeping abroad. Couldn't run him to
earth before���Btaycd on tbo Continent;
and he was off abroad again, but wo were
just in time."
"I tell you," thundered Sir Mark, "it
is a horrible mistake. Here, Gueat���tho
carriage: wc muat follow tbem at once.
Ladies, some of you���oh here ia my aister.
Rebecca, go up to Myra nud keop her in
her room. A little mistake; Barron haa
boen culled away���a Imainess mistake.
Tell her to bo calm. Now, air," ho cried
sternly to the ollicer, "you do not leave my
sido.    Mr. Guest come with us."
"Whoro to, Sir Mark ?" said the man
"To Scotland Yard."
"Excuse me, air; it ia no mistake. I'll
go with you, of courBu, hut yuu will tlinnk
mo ono of those daya for being so prompt.
Vou huve been imposed upon by ono of thu
cleverest scoundrels of his time. James
Dale ia "
"Mr. Jamas Barron, man."
"No, Sir Mnrk; James Dale, charged
With swindling thc Russian Government of
a tremendous aum by tho issuing of forged
ruble notes,"
"And juat off to Buenos Ayres."
"To tbo West Indies, mau���to bis ea-
"Yes, air," suid tho man dryly; "he's
going to his estute, but it isn't there,"
Sir Murk looked wildly round nt tho
crowd of friends who were drnwing away,
nnd without auothor word aocompauiod the
ollicer to the carriage, whoro, as aoon ns
they wore atnrted, tbu latter addressed
bimsolf to Guest, tho Admiral having sunk
back in one corner, trying to collect his
thoughts) but only to begin listening intently,
"No mistake, sir," suid the ollicer. "I
wish for the gentleman's sake there was.
Tho prisoner bus been carrying un the game
for a lung timo with n copperplate printer,
a man named Ifotiderson���Siotiiui! Header*
son. Wo took him an hour ago, nnd it
waa through a letter we found iu bis pocket
that wu knew what waa going on here, nnd
arrived just in time for tho young lady."
Quest glanced at Sir Murk und met his
"Quite the gentleman, our friend IMlo,"
continued tho ollicer,    "3 ill ool inns ter onco j
live in England ub  it   was.    Whero did he
say he was going���West Indies, sir?"
liuest nodded.
"Well, he was going on farther south.
He had taken tickets for tlie Kiver Plate."
Sir Mark atarted violently.
There waa sileuco for a fewmomeut8,and
Gueat's roBentmeut against Myra died out
as ho thought of the poor girl iu the power
of a acoundrel thousands of miles from
"Lady     haB     money,   I     suppose *���*"
whispered tho officer from behind his hand.
Guost gave a ahort, sharp nod, and then
felt annnoyed with himself, but the ollicer
took no heed and went on:
"Of course she would have, air. Well
my gentleman will not bo ablo to touch
that, and I suppose there will bo no difficulty about getting a divorce."
At those words a flood of thought flashed
through Gueat's brain, and ho recalled conversations held with Edie respecting the
marriage, and the girl's boldly expressed
belief that her cousin would gladly have
drawn back but for her promise and her
He would have hurried off to Benchers'
Inn with the information, but he waa bound
to go on to the police ollico and Bee the
mutter through with Sir Mark ; and in duo
time they reached Scotland Yard, to find
Barron, or Dale, in a kind of desk, listening
carelessly to tho evidence given by the
ollieers wbo had helped to execute the
But the man's whole aspeut changed aa
ho saw Sir mark and Guest enter.
"Hah !" ho oried; "at laat. Now, Mr.
Inspector, or whatever you are, thia ia Admiral Sir Mark Jerrold, my father-in-law.
The whole affair is ono of miataken identity.
For Heaven'a sake, my dear sir, satisfy
tbesc people sb to my responsibility, ana
act as bail for my reappearance. Of oourae
thero will be no Southampton to-day. How
dooa Myra bear the shook ?"
Sir Murk's opinion veered toward the
speaker directly, and turning to the officer,
who had been his companion from the house,
ho found him smiling,
"There, air, I told you it waB all a mis-
"Yes, Sir Mark, you di*)," aaid the man
respectfully ; and then to a couple of policemen : "Bring them in."
"The luggage?" cried Guest as he aaw
what waa being borne in by tbe men,
"Yes, Bir," aaid the officer. "I stepped
back to give instructions to our men to bring
on everything from the carriage, and the
trunks sent on to Waterloo. They muat be
searched for incriminating evidence. The
lady's luggage will be sent back to Bourne
Square at onoe."
" Tho insolence of the aooundrela 1 cried
Barron. "My dear Sir Mark, pray get
thia wretched buaineaa finished."
"I can save the gentleman a good deal of
trouble, Dale," Baid the inspector in charge,
"Ara you addressing me, sir ?" Baid the
prisoner haughtily.
" Won't do, Dale ; the game's up," said
the inspector, smiling.   Then to Sir Mark
" I am sorry for you, sir, but this ia no
case for bail."
"Bnt I  will  bo   hia  security  for any
amount,"  cried Sir   Mark,   who crushed
down the belief that he had been deceived.
" Yos, of course, of courae,'1  cried   the
"No good, Mr, Dala. You can renew
the application to the magistrate," said the
He made a eign, and after a furioua burst
of protestations the prisoner gave up.
"Communicate with Garner of Ely Place
at onco for me, Sir Mark," he said at part*
ing. "It will be all right. Comfort Myra,
and tell her it's an nbaurd mistake," he continued aa Gueat was looking at a letter the
detective officer held for hia perusal ; and
theu he turned indignantly as Barron held
out hia hand.
Sir Mark waa about to tako it when Guest
atruck hia hand down.
"How dare you V began the prisoner,
"Don't touch the scoundrel, Sir Mark,"
cried Gueat fiercely.    "It ia all true,"
"You our 1" roared the prisoner. "You
turn against me ? But I know the reason
for that: our friend the rejected in Benchers"
"Come away, Sir Mark," cried Guest,
"The man ts an utter knave."
"I will not believo it," cried Sir Mark,
"Read that letter, then, "said Guest quietly, "writton on paper bearing your crest,
from your own house, to hia confederate,
Samuel Henderaon, tho printer of the forged Russian notes."
Sir Murk aat silent and thoughtful in
the corner of hia oarriage aa he and Guest
were driven back, til! they were near the
house, wheu he turned suddenly to his
" Thank you, Guest," he Baid warmly.
Nothing like a friend in need. Hang it,
air, I'd aooner take my ships into action than
again meet my guests here at home. But it
has to ho done," he Baid, " and our aide
beaten, I will not believe that Mr. Barron
iB guilty, nor yet that I could have been
made a fool. The man ia a gentleman, and
I'll aland by him to the last in apite of all
that is aaid against him. What do you
aay, sir���what do you aay 1 "
Do you wiah me to apeak, Sir Mark 'I "
Of oourae."
Then I Bay that the man ia an utter
scoundrel ; tbat you have been horribly deceived ; aud that���there, I am making you
"Not a bit, Gueat; not a bit, I'm afraid
you are right, but I muat fight thiB out,"
The door waa reached and Sir Mark nt
tercd a aigbof reliof,for thero wus no crowd
���not a carriage to be aeen ; and, upon
entering the bouse.it waB to find that every
friend and viai tor hnd departed.
Sir Mark strode in upright and firm, and
Guest stopped to aay good-by.
'No, no, my lad; don't leavo me yet,"
aaid the old man. "Como up and faoe the
ladiea firat."
He led the way up into the drawing room,
expecting to find Myra prostrate; but there
waa only one figure to greet him���hissiater,
The door, however, had hardly closed
before Edie, who hud been with her cousin,
run into tho room Hushed and eager.
'Whereis Myra?"
'Lying down, unolo. We���auntie and
I���persuaded her to go to hor room."
'Ia she muoh broken down���much���"
'My dear Matk 1" cried his aiater sharply, "Myra iaa sensible girl. Now, then,
don't keep us in suspenso. Tell me ; ia it
all truo about that man?"
Yos,  Rebecca���I mean no," cried Sir
Mnrk furiously ; "of courae not, and I'm
going tu Inatiuot counsel and���damme, it's
some   enemy's   work.     I'll   pour   such
broadside into him I    Why, confound
all!" bo cried, ns u sudden thought struck
him, nnd ho turned to Guest, "this muat be
some of your friend's work."
"Sir Mnrk 1"
"(Hi, uncle 1"
"Don't talk Btuff, Mark,"cried his sister
almost ut the same moment.   "Is it likely?
Then   it ia all true.    What  nn  escape !
Well, I'm glad it happened when it did."
Sir Mark gavo a furious stamp on the
lloor, but turned calmly enough on Gueat
offering his hand.
'Vou will excuse me now, Sir Mark."
Eh?    What?     Going?    Well,  if you
must.    But don't leave me iu the lurch, my
lad.   Come back and hnvo a bit of dinner
with mo,   I shall  be v ry dull,   No
"Thank you,''aaid Strattonquioily. "I
know everything."
"What? ] did not see you at the
"No; I had not the heart to oome. I
aaid I would, but I stayed away."
"Good.   Right," aaid Gueat.
'���Mut I waa obliged to come to aee her go
���for one glance unseen."
"And you aaw the arreat?"
"I saw the struggle in tbe crowd. A
man hurried into a cab, whioh was driven
off. 1 was some distance away���in the
"Ab '.'' ejaculated Gueat, and then there
waa n pause, broken at laat by Stratton,
who said solemnly:
"Saved from a life of misery and despair.
Thank God ! thank God !"
won't ask you here.   It will be misorable.
Meet me at Hit club."
Guest oromisod, and thon shook handa
witb Mias Jerrold, who pressed bis fingers
warmly; hut when he turned to say good-
by to Edio alio wub not iu the room.
"Too upset," lie muttered as be went
down, "Might have suid good-by though."
"Good-by, Mr. Gueat," camo from the
liltlo conservatory half-way down to the
hall ; nnd there was Edio waiting. " No,
no; don't atop me, I must run up to Myru,
Good-by, Percy.   Ob, I am so glad."
"Good-by,      Percy���good-by,    Percy,"
< I in*.-1, kept on saying to himaelf ns he walked slowly along onc aido  of   tho   square.
"Percy, for tho lirat time.   Good Heavens,
Mai I" he cried, starting ua   a   bend wus
I  found.    Speaks   languages,    plays and 1 thrust   under   hia   arm��� "yeu ?     I   waa
sings.    Great yachting man.    Deceive any-1 coming on.    I've something particular to
body   hul   his game's   up now.    Couldn't I tell you."
The CoverameBla, Kellnlun*, anil lhe Actual < un-lltl-iut or KuHsIa anil China
arc si -Ikimk and BnbaUnllal.
The weatern world is accustomed to think
of Russia aa a country far in advance of
China in all that a lands for civilization ; and
while thia is true in a measure, correspond*
eucea between the governments of the two
tho religions of the two and tho actual condition of the two aro atriking and aubatau-
tial. When the predecessor of the present
Kmperor of China died the hoir announced
his accession to the throno in terms curiously like those of the proclamation juat aent
out by Nicholas II. of Russia. The Chinese
heir declared that " prostrate upon the
earth we bewailed our grief to heaven,
vainly atretohing out our hauda in lamentation. * * " Tho welfare of the people and the good of the stato were ever
proaont in hia inmost thoughts. Not iu
words oan we give expression to the sadness
which piercea our hearts and shows itself
in tears of blood."
"Ourgrief,"aaya Nicholas, "ia not to
be expreaad by words ;" " in the welfare of
Russia" the Into Alexander "centered all
his thoughts." Like an Emperor of China
who declared it waa owing to " the exalted
love of Our Late Imperial Father, Our
Canopy and Support that the Divine
Vessel (the throne) waa bestowed upon our
keeping, we looked on high for guidance to
the ancestral precepts for aid in devotion
to our government and love toward our
people making the fear of heaven and the
example of our forefathers the mainspring
of every act." Nicholaa of Russia aays :
" In thia Bad and solemn hour in which we
ascend our anceatral throne of the Russian
Empire we, to remember the legacy left to
us by our lamented father in the presence
of thn most high make a sacred vow to
make our sole aim the peaceful development of the power and the glory of our
beloved Ruasia, and the happiueaa of all
our faithful aubjesta."
In more respects than proclamations and
assumption of direct divine interposition in
regard to the youth mounting the anceatral
throne, China and Russia present itrango
likeneBsea. Neither knows the number of
millions of ita "faithful subjects." While
Russia comprehends probably twice the
area of China, the population of China
exceeds that of Russia in a still groater
ratio. The governmental structure of the
two despotisms is practically the same. The
individual citizen is supposed by the theory
of each to have in the emperor a father; and
the masses of the two nations are equally
auperstitiouB as to thia imaginary fatherhood, In fact, the individualiu neither
nation has any relation to the government
except as ita victim.
Ab in Chiua, government in Russia
reaohea the aubjsct only through many intermediaries, all tax collectors; and the
peace of the individual in eaoh depends
upon the submission with whioh he consents
to be robbod by the government official
nearest him. Dread of torture, fear of
death, prospect of exile, make the helpless
masses docile ; while in Russia the communal land system chains tho peasant to
the soil, out of which alone he can get
subsistence, and asaurea the hereditary
government a Chinean wall againat attempted revolution whose neata are in cities and
whose leaders are doctrinaries and dreamers.
With the approach of a new century it ia
possible that the old east, to which both
Russia and China beloug, will wake to new
consciousness. It is possible that Nicholaa
will grant a constitution to the peoplo of
Russia. It is poBaiblo that Taait'ien will
come out of the Forbidden city, cease to be
"the Solitary Man," go down among hia
people and diaoover that there iaa world of
which hitherto he had no knoweledge.
More likely, neither goverment will make
a stop forward; but neither can hold its
people baok. Russia is moving all the time.
The constitution that a despot will not voluntarily grant another generation will rest.
The Emperor of China may follow the brief
and base careers of his ancestors, and from
a Bliort life of vice pass away before China
opens her almond eyes to the weat in pupilage. But a later China will come into the
family of nations as her little aister Japan
has done already; and before the next century ahall bo far on ita way the tine dividing the ancient world and the modern will
have grown leas material aud will be moro
difficult to find.
Eleven Sean* Sickness���Mar Case Pro*
������������cr d r-Mlllvelr Incnrable-Shr Waa
iilven np la Me by Tw�� Daelara-How a
Plelnre mt timed Health and Slrcaglh.
From the Barrie Examiner.
Near the village of Midhurst, about six
miles from Barrie, atanda the amithy of Mr.
John Robinaon, while within sound of the
anvil ii his home, where in the midat of a
large and leafy orchard dwell tbe smith and
hii family. Mr. Robinson is a type of the
proverbial blacksmith with "the muscles of
his brawny armi ai atrong as iron hands,"
but with Mrs. Robinson it has been different.
The wife and mother haa for a long time been
a victim to acute and painful dropsy of the
kidneys. Shortly after the birth of her
youngest child (now about 13 years) Mrs.
Robinson began to take fainting spells, accompanied by violent headaches. Thia continued through the yein that have elapsed
during which time ahe hai obtained the
beat medical advice available. For about
a year ahe wai in constant terror of going
insane. Her dull heavy headache, beating
pain in the back and weak swollen legs and
body made her case something fearful. To
a representative of the Examiner Mrs.
Robinson said: "It is some fire or six
years since I took worse, and since then we
have spent hundreds of dollars in medicine
and for medical advice, Tbe symptoms
of my ease were heavy headaches, pain
in the baok and kidneys and swollen legs.
I rapidly grew worse, and last July wu
given up by two doctora to die, and all my
friends and neighbors toll me that they
never expected to see me out again. I
could not raise myself up, could not dreaa
myself, and had to lie assisted in everything. Now I am well and strong, and
can put out a big washing without any over
exertion, -1 have also suffered from diarrhoea for a number of yeare, and when I
Bpoke of it to my doctor he said if it were
stopped, worse reaulta would follow. At)
the urgent request of my son, who was then
living in Manitoba, and personally knew or
wonderful cures wrought by Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, I decided to give this remedy a
trial. Since using the Pink Pills I have
been completely cured and havo felt none
but beneficial effects. Only the week before I commenced taking the Piuk Pills I
waa told by a phyaician that he could not
cure mo, and that I would likely got worse
when spring came. He analyzed my blood
and aaid it wub in a fearful stale aud that
my disease waa drops-/ of the kidneya,
whioh positively could not be cured, Thia
waa about the middlo of laat January, After
tbe third box of pills my backache left mo
and it has not since returned, 1 have taken
thirteen or fourteen boxes in all and owe
my recovery to this wonderful medicine. I
can't praise Pink Pilla too much, whatever
I Bay of tbem," Baid Mrs. Robinaon.
"I recommend them to everybody. I
can't apeak to highly of them. They saved
my life, and I feel it my duty to let othera,
who are suffering aa 1 was, know all about
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills atrike at the
root of the diaease, driving it from tho ays-
tern and restoring tbe patient to health and
strength. In cases of paralysis, locomotor
ataxia, sciatica, rheumatism, kidney and
liver troubles, erysipelas, acidulous
troubles, etc., these pills are superior to all
other treatment. They are also a specific
for the troubloB which make the lives of
So many women a burden, and speedily restore tho rich glow of health to sallow
cht-oks. Men broken down by overwork,
worry or excesses, will find in Pink Pills a
certain oure. Mold by all dealers or sent
by mail, postpaid, at 50 cents a box, or aix
boxes for $2./>0, by addressing the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, Brockville,
Ont., or Sohnootady, N. Y. Beware ol
imitations and substitutes alleged to bi
"iuat asjiood."
Precautions for the protection of the
President of the Frenoh Republic have not
been relaxed. The police bicycle corps is
now employed in this service whenever M
Caaimir-Perier drives about Paris,
Algy's Ambition.
Algy���-" Aw���ean you spare me a few
hundred to wun ovah to Lunnon ?"
Father���" What's the object V
" Good I If you learn how to play golf,
it may���"
" Oh, but I don't want to play it. I
want to learn how to pwonownce it."
An effort to grow Algerian palm trees is
being made in South Australia. Of 300
treea transplanted only three survived.
Catarrh���Use Nasal Bain. Quick, positive ours,   HMthfUf, ��Uanaing, healing.
Single teeth of the mastodon havo been
found iu America weighing as much as thirteen pounds.
Get Rid of Neuralgia.
There ia no me In fooling with neuralgia,
it ft a diseue that gives way only to the
most powerful remedies. No remedy yet
discovered has given the grand reaulta that
invariably attendi the employment of Poison's Nerviline. Nerviline Is a positive
BpeciCo for all nerve pains, and ought to be
kept on hand in every family, Sold every
where, 25 cents a bottle.
Her eyes are homos cl silent prayer.���
Charlatans and Quacks.
Have Ions plied their vocation on the Buffering pedals of the people. The knife has
pared to the quick ; caustic applications
nave tormented the victim of corns until
the conviotion shaped itaelf���there's no
cure, Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor
proves on what slender baaia public opinion
often rests. If you suffer from corns get
the Extractor and you will be satisfied.
Sold flverywhar*.
The largest fiower in the world grows in
Sumatra. It is called tho Ralllosia Arnold!,
and aome of tho specimens are ench thirty-
nine inch-is in diamater. The central oup
will hold six quarts of wator.
An eminent American divine writes: ���
God haa been pleaaed to store ths earth and
the air with remedial agencies for the
ouro ofdiacaaoand the prolongation of life.
I believe St, Leon Water to be one of
these agencica. It is invigorating exhilarating and remedial Used copeoualy ita
eflect upon the whole urinary passage is
most beneficial.
Wm. Fawoktt, D, D,
Mn J. W* Dykeman
St. George, New Brunswick.
After the Grip
No Strength- No Ambition
Hood's Sarsaparllla Oave Perfect
The following letter is from a well-known
merchant tailor of St. George, N. H.:
" C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
"Gentlemen--1 am glad to say that Hood's
Sarsaparllla and Hood's Pills have done me a
great deal of good. I lind a severe attack of
the grip In the winter, and after gotting over ths
fever I did not seem to gather strength, and had
no ambition. Hood's Sarsaparllla proved to be
just what I needed. The results were very
satisfactory, nud I recommend this medicine to
all who are afflicted with rheumatism or other
afflictions caused by poison and poor blood. I
always keep Hood's Sarsaparilla in my houso
and use it when I need a tonic. Wo alio keen
Hood's I'ills on hand nnd think highly of them.''
J, W. DVKKUAK, St. George, New Brunswick.
Hood's Pills are purely vegetable, and do
not purgo, pain or gripe. Sold by all druggist?.
���WHAT IS���
Dr. LftvioloLte's Syrup of Turpentine 1
rtlURPENTINB la a volatile ossonoo nxtroc
I cd Irom tlm health giving pilio tne. ll
Directs when USUd us a lotion or liniir.cn: ur
well known, but though lunit recognized n
rOSBO-VOd of wondcr.ul healing i>rr>-ioi-tie-*i II
oo stimulating notion on Mm digestive nrgnn
and kidneys has prevented its uso osnn Into*
mil remedy. How to prepare it, rom-criug I
safe and easy to take as a medicine, whl'e sli
preferring Uh curative principle!-. 1ms boon ���
puzr-Io to ohomlstn fcr generutions. th<
chemical culunu hm-iitIns1*.been solved by 1>r
Laviolclt'i nft-r numerous oxpoHmonla urn
nn oxpurlonco of 2> yonr-j a-> u praeUcnl chnii -
Ist'. lie has Kiiccc'dcd in compounding n ayrui
whoso nctivo iiriiiciiilo iw luipcntine, witli al
Its curative and health giving nrnporlie' Intact, but with its irrhnling cll'ccts noutrallsoi
and removed.
By tho uso oflln. Lavioi.bttb'h Pyi*i*i* ol
TuitPKNTINK the ClHKo Of tllO malady is fron
tho tirst nttnekud. No hnrcotlca or poison
enter Into its composition, it is as safe for tin
yoiingtHt child a*- fnr the robust and health*
mnn. It doos not drug lho pilk-ntniid trim'
to nature fora cure, im'tho won-lordil html inj.'
balm of tho turpentine Ih onrrlud in tho bl mil
right, to tlio sore spot which it al onco soolhr-
and nncriiinnent euro is thc ro��nlt.
HKwAHK-SIncj thogrcat success of Dll,
unscrupulous. lier-jons offer for sale, or prepare
for lheir own ihc, a concoction of syrup and
raw sjiiri:s of lurpontino. which ilnngrrr.ii
illlllnlion thoy pllm o'lni "tlio Bntno" 01
"just as* goad." Juiinomhor, it b;i-> In ken Mi*
Laviototto many yortraofhibor to d I-cover iln
secret of rendering turpentine Iiw-iiiIo-i* to Hi*.*
Iniiiiftn system. He is the only pomon in pi*
sossiou of Hits great secret, therefore nvokl
dangerous imitations. Get nothing but llu*
genuine Dn.   Laviqi.ettk's Kyi-it ok Toil*
Office and Laboratoty
for breaker! ahead when pimples, bolls, carbuncles and like manifestation! of impure
blood appear. They wouldn't appear if your
blood were pure and yonr ayatem in the
right oondition. They ahow you what you
need���a good blood-puntier ; that'a what
you get when you take Dr. Pierce's Golden
Medical Diacovery.
It carriea health with it. All Blood,
Skin, and Scalp, diaeaaea, from a eominon
blotch or eruption to the worab Scrofula,
are cured by it. It invigorates the liver,
purifies and enriches the blood, and rouses
every organ into healthful notion. In the
most stubborn forms of Skin Diseases, such
aa Salt-rheum, Eczema, Tetter, Kryaipelas,
Carbuncles, and kindred ailments, and with
Scrofula tn every shape,and all blood tainta,
Jf it fails to cure, you havo your money back.
And tbat makes it the cheapest blood-purifier
D0cts.au.  -���
S 1.00 Bottlo/**
Arc yon
The incessant wasting ol a consumptive can only be overcome by
a powerful concentrated nourishment like Scott's Emulsion. If
this wasting is checked and the
system is supplied with strength to
combat the disease there is hope
of recovery.
of Cod-liver Oil, with Hypophos-
phites, does more to cure Consumption than any other known
remedy. It is for all Affections ol
Throat and Lungs, Coughs, Colds, Bron.
chltlsand Wasting. P*mfkiei/r��.
Scotlt Bmns, B.lleillle, All Druggists. 60c. 4,1
Canada Permanent
Loan and Savings Company.
Ollice  Toronto st, Toronto.
Subscribed Capital....!....  $ 6,flM,000
Paid up Capitol.    2,600,000
Itcacrvcil Funds    1.351.00?
Total Assots 12,000,1-Ofl
Tho onlarged capital and rosourcos of this
roinpany, together with thu increased fuolll-
Ue-< It now has for fuipplyliiK limit mviu-r.-i wlttt
I'lie-ap money, ouablo the IMroctors to mucB
with promptness all requirements for loans
Epon untlafuctory real citato security. Appll-
ation may bo mado to tho 'Joiiip.mj-'s local
Appraisers, or to....
ManaglnK Director.
you need
// makes weak nerves strong, promolti
towid, refreshing sleep, aide digestion,
restores lost appetite, is a perfect blood
end flesh builder, restores the bloom of
health.    Sold by all Druggists 50 els
per box, 6 boxes S2.60.
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Canada..   .
I havo lionu drinking St.Loon Mineral Writer
reaulnrW for four years, and eonsidor nine
very brat thing to drink while In general ���mining. It Ih an oioollont regulator. Imvlng ooni-
plotoly cured mo of constipation und kf^ icy
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Champion Pedestrian of uanftUi.
St. Leon Mineral Water Co'y, Ltd.
Bead Offloo-Klng St. W., Toronto.
II DrniMiHU, tirooors   and Hotala.	
-noi-ough initroctloa at the
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Bettor tills ecrtson than ever.     Everybody   want!   them
Every dealer soils them.   They wear like Iron.
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Houso Dress.
'this pretty mod. 1 fa co-upoaed of dark,
M pink Liberty Vulval trimmed with white
nOCSR DRESS  1*011   I.1TTI.K Ulltl.   3 YKAUS Of
���atin, the collar, Bash, etc., being of thii.
The pleats of the skirt are outlined with a
fold of white eat in.���Toronto Ladies' Journal,
A Cockroach Trap
The cockroach is one of the torments of
the housewife, for whioh there seems to be
no permanent euro. They 'are like ants.
You may rid yourself of them for a time,
but baok they oome as Boon as you have
.ceased to be vigilant. Tho cockroach hides
himself in tho daytime, and comes out only
at night It wilt not como then if there is
A light in the room, for it detests light
About the best way to get rid of them is to
have for eaoh room infested a large tin pan
smooth and shining and with high sides.
In the bottom of this pan put some bits of
cake or pie, or smear the bottom with
molasses. Set it where the roaohei are
most troublesome and lay a bit of lath from
the table to the floor to the edge of the
The roaches aro fond of Bweets and they
wilt run up the lath to the pan, into which
they tumble, and are then unable to climb
up the smooth sides. When you rise in the
morning cremate the catch, and keep it up
till none are left. He Bure the sides of the
pan are perpendicular and deep, for they
oan climb a short distance. Old lard cans
are excellent for this purpose, and old tin
buckets, but they must uot be rusty, as the
roaches can climb up and get away. Several women have cleared their houses of
roaches in this way. It takes time and pat-
ieuce,butwhen you are once rid of them you
can keep rid by thia method.
The Right Sort of Oven.
By using the following tests one may be
reasonably sure of getting the proper heat
for the various kinds of baking :
For sponge cake snd pound cake havo
heat that will, in Ave minutes, turn a piece
of white paper yellow.
For all other kinds of cut cake, use an
oven that will in five minuter-, turn a piece
of white paper dark yellow.
For bread and pastry, have an oven that
will, in Ave minutes, turn a piece of white
papor dark brown.
When tho oven iB too hot at first, a crust
forms on the bread or cake, which prevents
ita rising. It is better when baking bread
and cake, to have the oven a little slow at
first, and increase the heat gradually.
When baking pull' pus-h*, the heat should
be greatest first and decrease later. This is
to keep the paste in shape.
When thooven is too hot the temperature
may be reduced by putting in it a pan of
cola water.
When baking in an oven that ia too hot
at the top, till with cold water a dripping
pan which ia about an inch deep, and place
it on the top grato of thc oven. Should the
oven be too hot on the bottom, put a grate
under the article that ia to be baked,
Apple Recipes.
Apple Almond Pudding.���Having blan
ohed and pounded half a pound of aweet
almonds, peel and grate eight or nine tail
apples, mixing the apple with tho almonds.
Flavor with nutmeg, lemon rind, half a
teaspoonful of butter, with sweetening to
suit. Having mingled these ingredients
thoroughly, add four well-beaten egga, and
pour the mixture into a well-buttered deep
-dish. Bake in a quick oven till quite
brown, tum out on a platter and serve with
lemon sauce. It is equally good eaten
Apple Tapioca Pudding,���Soak a cupful
of Tapioca in four cupfuls of water for
three hours, add two large tablespoonfuls
of sugar, and keep in a warm place, at the
back of the stove. Fill a two-quart pudding dish three-fourths full of peeled and
quartered applea, pour ovor them tlio warm
tapioca, and bako in a modernto oven for
an hour. Servo with liquid sauce or aweet-
cned cream.
Apple Custard Pudding.���Peel enough
i tart applea of a uniform size to oover the
bottom of a flat pudding dish, leaving the
apples whole, but removing the cores. Stew
these in a very little water, and just before
they become tender sprinkle over llu-m two
or three tablespoot.fulB of sugar. Tako
them from the Btewpan without breaking,
and arrange them in the pudding dish.
Heat a plntof milk, aud add very gradually
a spoonful at a time lo prevent curdling,
he yolks ol threo eggs. With each yolk a
full tablespoonful ofaugar should have heen
beaten. Fill the core apertures of tho
apples with jam, jelly, marmalade or preserves of any kind, or with stoned and ohop<
ped raisins or dates. Pour over them tbo
custard mixture, and bake till it is aet,
whioh will require about fif lean or eighteen
minutes. Cover the top with tho whites of
the eggs beaten to a froth with three table-
spoonfuls of powdered sugar, and brown in
the oven for threo minutes. It is served
Apple Bice Pudding,���Steum a cupful nf
rice till it is soft, and with it line the bottom and Bides of a well-buttered pudding
diah, reserving enough to cover the top.
Fill the cavity with thinly sliced tart apple
and spread over thom a covering of rice.
Steam until the insertion ut a fork shows
the apples to be tender, then set away to
cool. When cool remove the pudding
from the dish by inverting, and serve with
sweetened cream, thin custard, fruit sauce,
or garnished.with bits of apple jelly, cream
being poured over thu whole,
Apple Boiled Pudding.���Into two eggs,
beaten light, stir a pint of milk, flour to
make a moderately thick butter, a heaping
teaspoonful of baking powder, and lastly a
pint of chopped tart, apples. Boil in a
pudding mold or covered tin pail, and servo
with liquid Bauco flavored with jelly, or
with hard sauce.
Dr. Dodds' Apple Pudding.���Boat   the
yolks of throe eggs, whip  into Hum two
tableapoonfula of augar, add two teacups of
, sour cream (or may   bo part sour milk),
three cupfuls of grated tart apples,   one
tablespoonful of fine corn meal, two cupfuls
of sifted white flour, stirring all well together. Then add the whites of the eggs,
bent to a stiff froth, one tablespoonful of
soda dissolved in hut water, and again beat
thoroughly. Pour iuto a shallow pan, well
buttered, and bake in a very moderate oveu
for forty or fifty miuutes, till well browned.
A good plan is to set the puddiuft dish in a
dripping pan, containing boiling water,
while baking.
Ureal Brithlii flaring ll< i-teli In Po-tlllon
lo i>rni--n Briiiuh interests anil Brll
1th  aubjrrlN la China,
The  seizure by   Great Britain   of the
island of Chuaan, which  is within a lew
houra'   Bail  of Shanghai, haa led to the
report that she haa determined not to wait
for action on the part of tho other Powers,
but is placing herself In position efTeotually
to protect British   interests  and  British
subjects in China wheu   the  proper time
Suoh fighting as has been done has been
confined to the northern ooost of China,
and now the Japanese force Ib concentrated
in the Gulf of Peobili, preparatory to a
descent upon Pekin. Great Britain has
not ventured to interfere with t haoperations
of the belligerents in the gulf, but at
Chuaan a force of
will be massed, presumably to be in readiness to pounce upon Shanghai, one of tbo
treaty ports which England can justly
defend from hostile occupation on the
ground that her trade interests and her
subjects there must be protected. The
most significant feature of the situation,
and one which shows that something
soriouB ia afoot, ia the mustering of
thiB   large  Indian  force on   thia  island.
Cbusan is not only a valuable possession
but from a strategic point ot view iB considered to be of great importance. Certainly as a base of operations against
Shanghai it is invaluable. It ia significant
that Admiral Fremantlc haa been ordered
thither and that several cruisers are al*
ready there, The hasty occupation of it
attests the seriousness of the situation on
the Chinese coast, bo far aa the Britiah   interests are concerned.
It is not probable that the English will
throw any obstacles in the way uf the
complete victory ot the Japanese or of
their capture of Pekin, but that she will
suffer her prestige in the East to be m any
way weakened Ta also improbable. The
hostilities between Chiua and Japan have
not reached the magnitude of a great war,
and ao far
in loss of inen. Her fleet has been crippled
and the drain upon her treasury has been
constant, but if tho strife ceased now China
would be little the worso for the encounter.
But the opportunity offers for partition
of the country, and the pressing question
is, will not the European powers avail
themselves of it T What the Ruasiana
may be doing on tlie Chinese frontier may
bo known to the English, but bas not been
made public. Tho Russians practically
control the railway whicb traverses Asia
from the Caspian to Pekin, and their interests are closely knit with the Chinese,
But whatever Russia may do, England is
evidently setting ready to protect Shanghai, and the consequences of suoh an act
cannot be foreseen,
Working llnriuonloiixly They Could Easily
Rule the Commercial World.
Taking an average of the last five years,
says the London Times, we find that our im*
ports from the United States have been
worth about $500,000ayear, of whichSOper
cent. oonsiBts uf food stuffs and raw mater*
ials and is essential to the existence of our
manufactures and ouroxport trade. The full
significance of tho figures, alike to ourselves
and to the United States, is realized only
when wo remember that the total value of
tho exports of domestio produce of the
United Statea is $1.01*0,000,000. We are,
therefore tho consumers of the United
Statea for exactly half of their domestic produce. Ib may be assumed that
the United States would not lose the customer ot half of its export without being
willing to make aomo concessions in thu
direction of a mutually advantageous union.
It in hardly necessary to allude to tho large
amount of Britiah capital invested in the
United States, which would have every
thing to gain by a profitable union, Tho
gradual shifting, which is believed by some
economists to be taking place, ol the center
of the ooal and iron industry from Great
Britain to the United States supplies���if
we accept the fact���anothet and very serious reason in favor of commercial uniou
with America, The conditions are such
that the United States und the British
empire must either compete for, or unite to
hold, the command of tho commerce of the
world. United, we safely might defy competition from any of tho other machine-
using peoples. The dominating forces in
commerce aro usually held to bu food, fi
iron and copper. If to these we add the
human factor, man, America and Great
Biitain may claim to own thom ail in a supreme degree. The exact centre of each
special industry would matter little. With
coal and iron to spare for each other, we
should be invincible.
The Site of Calvary.
As regards the Bite of Calvary, it ha
now been very generally agreed by those
who feel that the traditional silo stands in
too oentral a position to answer to th
New Testament requirements that the
moat probable situation ia tbo knoll outside
the Damascus Gate, which the Jews point
out as tho ancient place of execution.
Christ suffered " without tho Gate" (Hob.
xiii,, IS), and "nigh to tho city" (John
xix., 2D) where was \ garden (verso 41),
such as Josephus describes north of Jerusalem ("> Wars, ii., 2), having in it a new
The site of crucifixion was conspicuous
fnm some distance (Mark, xv., 40 ; Luke,
xxiii., 49), and there jb no doubt that the
traditional site of execution, on its high
knoll, with a natural amphitheatre of flat
slopes to the west, is one peculiarly suited
for a public spectacle. Sine* this view was
advocated in 18711 " (Tent Work in Palestine"}, on account of the tradition which
was then for the first time published and
compared with tbe account in the Mishnah,
(Suiliedrim, vi,, 1-4), on which it ia founded, and since the discovery was subsequently accepted by lien. Gordon, it has
become widely popular in England and
America; and it has been pointed
out that the same Bite was advocated by Otto Thenius in 1849 and
Felix Howe in 1871; but theso earlier
writers know nothing uf the Jewish ti a-
dition connected with the spot, and their
suggestions were, therefore, purely conjectural.
It is always tho case that any generally
accepted discovery is afterward found to
have occurred to thc minds ot writere who
did not Buocecd in impressing their views
on the public, and this jb natural because,
if a suggestion is acceptable to the general
mind, it Ib certain to present itself independently to various minda.as has happened
in eo many coses of important contemporary discoveries by independent students.
Hurting Her Feelings.
Perhaps it war the yellow moon,
Perhaps it was tbe bu!a iu bloom
Upon ber breaat fiat night,
That made me dare to stoop and press
Upon her lips' soft loveliness
A kiBB���ah, rare delight 1
I trembled afterward with fear
At my audacity.   " Oh, dear,
Forgive ine,1   quick I said ;
" 1 know I've hurt your feelings, sweet,"
Her injured glance t dared not meet,
Hut walked with downcast head.
So through the shadowy lane that night
We passed in silence, while the light
Fell in a silvery calm ;
And drowsily the Summer breeze
Swept o'er the showy clover seas,
And filled the air with balm.
When at the gate I coldly said
"Good-night," Bhe raised ber graceful head,
And soft I heard her say,
" Dear, you might���you might," trembling
" Just hurt my feelings once again
Before you go away."
" Yann 1"
" Excellency,"
������ Here'
With bowed head and drawing one foot
after tho other slowly along the ground, as
if to show groat humility, the favoritehunts*
man of Prince Horostienko entered the ar.
bor whoro hia illustrious master was wont
to repose after eating.
" Approach, son of a dog, and listen,"
Yann Barsouck came nearer and bent
forward until his faoo touched his mater's
" Are you alway sure of your hand and
your eight."
" God help me, yes, excellency."
" Well, you are to wander away from the
castle, as ia your habit. You must pretend
'm havo los'i your way. At nightfall enter
the garden secretly and jumping the hedge
oonceal yourself in yonder clump of bushes,
whioh is directly in front of tho window of
tbe blue salon."
" Yes, excellency,"
" The salon is sure to be lighted. There
you will see the princess and Count Alexis
Kiirugine. Watch well. When you Bee me
enter the room raise your gun and aim at
tho count."
Drawn up in his rustio chair, bis face
more wrinkled and distorted than ever
before, the old prinoe spoke authoritatively,
HiB gaze was intently fixed upon bia huntsman, ic whoso features no other sentiment
waa discernible Bave that of aervile obedience.   Ho continued :
'-Aim at the count, but do not shoot at
once. Before you blow out his brains I wiah
to make him understand that he is to die."
"Yob, excellency."
"Therefore you will stand, your finger on
the trigger, until I let fall a handkerchief,
which I ahall carry in my hand. Then, Yann,
shoot and hit your mark. You underatand!"
"Yes, excellency."
Yann waB more than a man���he was a
brute. Whence ho came no one knew. From
Lithuania, perhaps, judging from hia name
���the only words he oould speak when they
found him, a tiny babe, under a bush on the
highroad that crossed Princo Horoslieuko's
estates. They left him to grow up in the
courtyard among the servants and grooms.
Fur hia daily nourishment he depended
upon the charity of the peasants and the
At IG he had made a bow, with which ha
could bring down all the apples and pears
he wanted. Never once did bo mias his
One day tho prinoe aaw Yann's arrow
Siorce the blossom of a borgamot tree aud
e commanded him to be brought before
him. The servant who led Yann to hie excellency trembled. But his excellency was
in a good humor. He contented himself
with giving the culprit fifteen lashes, after
which he was sent to the head huntsman
with orders that he was to havo a uniform
and a gun.
Yann retained an agreeable remembrance
of his master's clemency; ho wished to
show that he was grateful; besides shooting
was bis ruling passion,
his skill surpassed that of the most renowned marksman of his time. At forty
paces  he could   send   a  bullet  directly
through the eye of an otter without the
slightest injury to the fur. Then he would
silently deposit the dead beast at his
master's feet. Being repaid with a simple
"well dono," Yann would return to liis
thatched hut, surly and taciturn, without
even a glance at the group of maidens,
who, witb petticoats daintily tucked up,
washed their linen in the river.
He never spoke to anyone. The peasants
held him inawe, Evil stories were current
about him. They may have been true.
For Yann there waa but one law���the
word of hia master, but one love���that for
Ms gun.
When the evening tea bad heen drunk
the prince, making a pretext of having
soma orders to give, took leave of the
count, hia only guest that day, having
kissed his wife's hand, withdrew to his
own apartment,
A half hour later ho wont down into the
Thero everything spoke of love. Oppressed by the heat of the day the plants
and flowers had blossomed onco more into
life, filling tho air with their heavy fragrance. The firo-flies floated like bright
emeralds on the night breezo to whero
their mates awaited them under the thiok
leaves. In the grass the orloketa sang
softly to their love mates of an hour,
The prince took a circuitous route and returned ou thu grass, so that his footsteps
might not be heard. Drawing aside the
heavy leaves of an elder tree : " Are you
thero ? Very well. Remember the signal,
and fire at once I In the count's eye, Yann
���like the otter's,"
-��� Yob, excellency."
Certainly the poor princess had struggled
conscientiously to resist the ardent supplications of Alexia Petrovitch. But he was'2'i
and Bhe was only 30.
The grave caresses of her husband suggested to the princess what tho infinite joys
of young lovo might be, with its divine
intoxication, its ardent embraces. Never
yet had she given her lips unasked to her
husband. Must she always submit to his
almost paternal kiBBCB ? And what promises she read in the oyes of Alexis I
The princess did not stop to analyze either
her preferences or her aversions ; sho loved
Alexis, that was enough. Love at 20 has a
Bpark of divinity in it; it docs not even care
to understand Itself.
One day Alexis swore to thc princess that
ho would only put hia lips to the hem of
her gown, but, carried on by the torrent of
Iub youthful lovo, ho kissed hor passionately. She Hod to her favorite uluo salon,
which sho never allowed anyone to entur.
There she permitted the couut to join her.
After that they sat there whenever they
were alono together
So it was that, seated nn a divan opposite
the long window, the princess saw kneeling bofore ber him who was not yet her
lover, but to whom she felt already that
she entirely belonged,
"' Ah, my life, how I love you 1" he was
His arms were about her. Drawing her
closer to him he sought her lips. She was
uneasy and made as if she would release
herself, when, suddenly conquered by the
convulsion wbioh rent her heart, she closed her eyes and her lips met his.
Yann Barsouck watched. Before those
two young creatures rapt in an ecstasy of
love he smiled.
This love, what was it? Apit into whioh
man led woman, and she ran to it blindly
careless of her fate.
Yann understood this love. No one
could iir itate as he could the moaning love
lamentations of the otter to his mate.
How many had he shot, to save them from
their "doom," as he expressed it.
Meanwhile, his eyes fixed on tho count,
Yann leveled his carbine.
Inflamed by tho long, voluptuous em
brace and moved by the strength of hia pas
sion Alexis rose. Little by little he pressed
closer against him the slight form lying so
unresisting in hia arms, With hm impatient
fingers he tore asilothe Bilk folds of her
But the princess stood erect. The adorable modesty ot her gesture, the look of
amazement in her eyes, accompanied by so
much love, so much fear, reminded Alexis
of his promise. Falling once more upon his
knees, respectfully, reverently, he laid hiB
lips to the hem of hor gown.
Barsouck saw all, even tho look of mad
passion with which the princess thanked
Alexis, unconsciously promising to repay
him a hundred fold for the sacrifice she
now imposed upon him,'
A veil was suddenly torn away from lho
soul of the brute. His savage nature waa
electrified by the ray of understanding
which penetrated Iub very heart. It was a
new idea���exquisite, elevating���that of a
woman's modesty.
Now he understood pure lovo.
As Alexis rose from his knees the prince
entered. Certain of satiating his hatred,
gloating over the horror into whicli his
unexpected entrance had thrown them,
the prince advanced deliberately toward
the lovers, who stood trembling before
him. He went cautiously, like a caterpillar creeping under the petals oi a flowor.
Alexia throw himself in front of the
princess. But quickly disengaging herself
the woman boldly confessed all. Then,
with a superb audacity, she stood staring
in her husband's face.
Old Horostienko waa beside himself
with rage. Grasping the handkerchief
which was to servo as a signal to Barsouck
he threw it with the force of a blow in his
wife's face.
Surprised to see the count still erect he
turned toward the window���and fell, shot
through the eye.
Like the otters I���
A Schoolmaster's Hard Lines.
Tho ways of the schoolmaster in Mon til*
lana, province of Granada, Spain, are hard.
The neb."olhouae in this particular place is
used as a granary during tho summer vacation. A few days ago a schoolmaster,
wished to begin hiB instruction again and
wrote letters to tbu villagers who owned
the grain in the building, asking politely
that they remove it. Tho answer was
unexpected. Thc peasants, angry at the
" assumption" of the fellow, stormed his
house, pulled him nut into the street and
beat him badly. The excitement Boon extended to all the peoplo in the hamlet, and
a large mob of howling men, women, and
children gathered about the house of tho
mayor. This doughty ruler brought order
out of chaos hy ordering two of his servants to chase the schoolmaster out of
town 1 He will not teach thc young idea
how lo shoot iu Mautillana thia winter,
Couldn't Understand.
Little Dot���" What does this mean ?
'Love laughs at lockamiths'."
Mamma���" You can't understand until
you aro older."
Little Dot���" I thought maybe it meant
something like the tiinu you locked me in
a room for kissing Willie Sweet, and 1
climbed outof lho window ami kissed bim
some moro."
Getting Married.
She was past '10, and lliough quite a belle
had never been engaged until now,
" Do you know anything about this man
you aro going to marry 1" inquired a friond,
" Not a thing."
" And do you intend to marry a Inan
you know nothing of ?''
" I certainly do."
" What are you doing thut for'.''
*��� Because I waut to get married."
It Represent* the Monkey>* He Appeared
Just liffnrc He llecnme a Fully Developed .ll'tn-TI-iH Ih Ilarwln's Tlieory on
The latest work of Gabriel Max, the
Munich miestro, whose genre pictures of monkey life have attracted great
attention during the last few years, ia
herewith faithfully reproduced in Tub
Earth. The artist calls It the "Pithecanthropus alalus, the European Ape-Man,'
and dedicated his work to Prof, Ernest
Haecko), the celebrated naturalist and
zoologist, best known for his " Natural
History of Creation," in whioh he defends
tho Darwinian theories on tbe origin of
man and his histoiy. The popular name
for tho painting will probably always read
" Missing Link,"
Prof. Max says that this picture repres
enta the results of scientific investigation,
and that it is not a "scientific legend," like
the works of the French writer Jules Verne.
'I have done away with fanciful tales, saga
and myths," he Bays, "My painting ia
grounded on a scientific hypothesis."
The hypothesis was,no doubt, furnished
y Max's friond. Prof. Haeckel, whoso
works on anthropology have always been
studied with great caro by the painter, tho
latter himself being an expert in all questions
of anatomy.
"By these studies," says Max, " I was
forced to tho conclusion that the relations
between monkey and man are much less
obscure than generally accepted." The
artist pursued his studies both in his library
aud the continental zoological gardens,
which contain a great many fine and raro
specimens of the monkey .family.
The result iB this "Reconstruction of the
Ape-Man," whioh
in European art circles, while scientific men
of the toicmoBt rank are giving it much
attention. As loug as the missing link
itself baa not been discovered Max's reconstruction will be regarded an excellent
substitute. Prof Haeckel, it is aaid, gave
Prof, Max hints as to tho anatomical
The ape man and woman, whioh the
painting represents, are intended to show
the missing links as they appeared in the
period when they began to outgrow the
habits of mere animals and cultivated tho
spark of intelligence. The artist himself
sa*�� that he expects anatomists and an*
thropologists to attack him on account of
the form he has imputed to the ape-man.
His ohief intention was to invest his
figures with character that should show
According to Irof. Haeckel, the ape-man
was unable to speak. He lived in the
virgin forest. This forest was situated
in tlie interior or the middle part of Europe.
The picture exhibits brownish-yellow
tints, representing tho semi-darkness of the
forest. The skin of the apo-womau has tho
complexion we are wont to associate with
the people of Southern Italy, The ape-man
is darker. The hair of both is of the blonde
Especially remarkable are tho full lips of
both man and woman,and itisworthnoting
that the artist claims Europe as thc home
of the ape-man. Scientists nave repeatedly
asserted that Africa, or Asia was tirst
populated. The lips of tho figures represented are eminently African.   And
animal traits and Bensations still predominate. Wo see him grasp tho branch of
thc treo at his first upright step into au unknown upbore, but behind the half-closod
lids his eyes look with Bomi-intelhgonce
down upon his wifo and child. They seem
to oxprosB pride and at the same time care
and perhaps also regret.
His lips are parted as if to speak an
encouraging word. Perhaps it would have
been more politic in the artist not to em
phosize the fact that his ape-man was not
endowed with the gift ot speech. The
malo gives tho impression that he is in the
act ot saying something.
The female missing link is far moro interesting. She seems to have forgotten her sur-
roundingsin the care for thc child she Ib nursing. Her eyes aro wide open, staring into
space, the world having no interest for the
mother fulfilling hor sweetest duty, Hor
very stare seems to imply a soulful retro.
Bpoction missed, lo some extent, in her
husband. You pcrcoivo lhat there are
tears in hor eyes; indeed a tear-drop is
running down her cheek.
"Tho artist/'says a Herman critic of this
remarkable painting, "intended to Infer by
representing the missing link woman crying
lhat sho was vaguely conscious of tbe eon
Hiding aspects of tlie new life into which
she waa introducing her baby. With tears
she took leave from her old associations and
habits; with tears niu* greeted thu new.
Tlii-i is eminently womanish and quite iu
keeping with Prof. Max's reputation as ouo
of the foremost punters of woman's oye,
which he holds to be tho soul of the individual, Uf tho baby wo seo but little aside
from a blonde, oval head and two chubby
arms and hands."
The feot and arms of tho ape-man show
t races nf thoir original form when both were
used in the came fashion, na the monkeys
of our day use them.
Bonit-lltlni Mill Hnve In lit* limn* In Pro-
trcl People Fn ma Nuisance vii.irl* I-.
UetUnu Unbearable,
Tlie industrial conditions in the stale?
are such tliut thousands of men aie out o!
work and ihu already iatve army oi irumua
has grown to pheUotnenal dimensions, Thi
would have no concern for us,if it were uot
ibat many of these tramps ara finding their
way into Ontario and are to be mot with in
numbers ou all the oountry mails, begging
from lions'j to bouse and stealing when t
opportunity oilere*. That these visitors are
i-iving the country authorities much trouble
can be easily belie* cd, but what to do with
them is the question. To distinguish the
professional tramp, who v.iuild ii"t woik if
he could get it, from
who is forced by circumstances to walk from
place to place is difficult, and it would not
be right to claaa them all among the idle aud
worthless. Yet something will have to bedone
to protect the rei b uts in rural parts from
a nuisance which growa every day more
unbearable. Men without means of subsistence, wandering about the country, arc
likely to become dangerous, and the many
crimes which wo read of ar*- traceable to
this source. What is needed is tramp law
which will enable county authorities to
deal with those wanderers, so that if they
commit any depredation they can bo easily
followed and apprehended. In the first
place, ll e police at Suspension Bridge and
Windsor Bhould be instructed to prevent
professional tramps from entering the pro*
vinco. Officers accustomed to deal with
such characters should be able to distinguish
tho regular hobo fiom the honest wayfarer,
and while allowing the one to go Iub way,
send tho other bask across the river whence
he came. Theu there should be a system
of registration in towns and villages to
which all persons on tramp would be
compelled to conform, bo that each tramp
could bo traced from place to place it necessary.    The man who
had haunted for weeks tho part of tbo
country in which tho crime was committed,
pilfering here, and there, and ending with
the atrocity whioh allocked the country.
Had there been any law by wbioh tho
county constabulary kept track of tramps
this man would havo been sent along from
place to plaoe and would not have been able
to commit a crime without being instantly
apprehended. This is a subject which
calls for immediate action on the part of
the authorities. Men who, in many cases,
are vicious characters cannot be allowed to
prowl np and down the oountry committing
petty thefts and running to greater crimes
as the impulse takes them or as the chances
of detection diminish. Means must be
devised of dealing with tho ovil and the
sooner the better.
British and Foreign.
The Salvation Army is being boycotted
in Finland. So strictly iB this being carried
out that any mention of the army in print,
or any advertisement bearing on the move*
ment, is sutfioient to cause au entiro issue
of a newspaper to be cancallod.
The 100th anniversary of the death of
Edward Gibbon, tie historian, occurs next
month, and the event will be observed by
tho Royal Historical Sooiety of Great
Britain. At the same time there will bo an
exhibition of manuscripts, portrait, and
relicB of tho historian.
Chateau Neuf du Pape, tho famous vineyard of the Popes during their exile at
Avignon, Which was devastated by the
phylloxera, so that hardly a bottle of the
wine could bo had in France, has beon
entirely.redeomed aud is now in full bearing again. The winu is celebrated by Mistral, the provencal poet, and by Alphonso
Diudet in hiB talcs of Provence.
Waverly parish, in Surrey, objects to
being swallowed up by the parish of Farn-
ham,which surrounds it almost completely.
It has only eleven householders and fifty*
one inhabitants, but Walter Scott took the
namo of his fint novel from it ; it still has
tu Waveriey Abbey the ruins of a Cistercian monasiry, and il claims to have been
an indepundant parish from time immemorial.
At the Paris Montde Piete, the official
pawnbroking establishment, a wedding
ring pawned in 1857 has just been redeemed. Only seventeen francs was lent upon
it originally, but the ticket was renowed
thirty six times, and the owner paid fifty
francs iu interest. Tickets arc slill re*
newed every year for a pair of cotton curtains pledged for four francs twcnly-two '
years ago, und for an umbrella pawned
in 1840.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward lives in Russell
square, Loudon, in an old-fashioned house
that seems dark and study to tho visitor.
The rooma are of great we, the furniture
massive, and mirrors, curtains, cornices,
ami all the furnishings have a gloomy hospitality that is oppressive. Hut the hospitality dispensed there ii gracious, and
tho house is an attractive place of resort
for literary poople.
The number of deaths caused by wild
animals is increasing greatly iu India,Bnake
bites heading the list, last year with **l,o;jU
victinia. Of 2,800 persons who were killed
by animals, tigers killed nearly a thousand;
leopards, 201 ; wolves, 175; bears, 121 ; and
elephants 08. Ninety thousand bead of
cattle were destroyed, au increase of 0,000
over the year bofore. On the other hand,
15,000 wild boasts were killed, including
nearly 1,800 tigers ond over 4.000 leopards,
besides almost 120,000 deadly snakes.
The English gravediggors aro lhe lutes
trade to claim an eight-hour day. They
complain that lho hours ot work at WUIcb-
don aro no less than thirteen. We do not
know how long it takes lo dig a grave, but
thirteen hours a day seems to point to an
alarming mortality. In this case al all
events ihu public will desire to see lho
hours of labor shortened as much ub possible���preferably by tho diminution in the
demand for graves rather than by the in
crcaao iu the aupply of gravediggors.
The ships of the first division of the English naval reserve ure supposed to bu ready
to go to sea within forty-eight bourn after
receiving ordors. Tho Gibraltar, which
waB ordered to China tinea weeks ago, is
not yet ready, and may not start for three
weeks more ; and other vessels of the division are no better olf, Princo Louis of Bat*
tenberg was to bave joined the Mediterranean equadron with thc Astrica, but the re
Iiairs ahe needed took so long a timo that
ie was ordered to take the Cambrian instead.
The unprepared condition of the Bbips it
exciting much comment in England,
Two weeks before lba sickness of tho
Czar of Russia took a tum for tho worse,
Miss Strutton, his former governess, died
in thn Winter Pit lace at St. Petersburg,
Miss Strutton, who was an Knglish woman.
loved Alexander Uomawiff as dearly as
though ho had heen her son. Tho Kmperor
and his two brothers attended the funeral
following the hearse on foot from tho paluc
to tha English cemetery, almost two miles
apart. His Majesty and the two grand
dukes bad carried thoenflin from lhe death
room to the hoarse. When the holy was
lowered iuto the grave, tho CV.ur, it ia Baid,
wept like a child.
Matter o' Money.
Jane���"So you have accepted that uid
millionaire ?"
Frou-Frou���" Yes, dcar,"
Jano���" Why didn't you givo tho old
thing the niitteu!"
Frou-Frou���" Becauso 1 1 adn't ono.
D( n't you know, I'm so poor 1 couldn't
buy a mitten if yarn wen' helling at a cent
a ton !"
How to Prevent Baldness.
Dr. Andrew Wilson writes :- When th
hair begins tu fall out, and baldness threatens, itis but natural thnt people should
tarn to Inquire what cau be done to avert
this latter contingency. Most sufferers
Lake alarm when itis too late. They witness .lay by day the spectacle of tbeir
fallen locks, and when it iB too late, and
wheu the hair bulbs, or papilla*, are de-
stroyed.cxpect science to provide them with
a new crop of hair. Fixed and complete
bilduess admits of no remedy���unless it is
a wig. But when the hair is falling,people
should at least make an attempt to save it.
Let us see what can be done in this direction. Note, lirst,lhat the hair sympathises
deeply with the general health of tho
body. When people are in low health, a
lomc.change ot air.and other measures will
suffice to restore their head-coverings. If
there is constitutional disease of any kind,
associated with loss ol hair, it is obviously
absurd to expect any improvement until
thc ailment in question has been appropriately treated. Where the hair is falling
out, and where scurf exists, let the sourfy
coudition bo cured tirst of all. But
there may exist threatened baldness
and , Lhiiin-r-sa of hair apart from scurf
altogether. 1 should in such a csbo
recommend lhe hair, tint of all, to be
kept very tiinu t, fnr the reason that nol
only can we see more distinctly what iB
happening on the scalp, but any application can thua be better applied lo the bead,
and the cutting has a certain stimulating
effect, in addition, on tho hair. In a simple
case of hair-falling, when the quantity of
hair lost is sufficient every day to attract
attention, I recommend a simple stimulating wash to be used for, say, a couple of
weeks. Such a wash is mado as follows:���
Eau do Cologne, two ounces: tincture of
cur.tharides, two drachms; oil of rosemary
and oil of lavender, of each ten drops. Label
���"The hair lotion." A liltle of this lotion
is to be woll rubbed into the ha r roots
night and morning. Uee soft brushes only
and no small combs. If the abovo treatment ia unsuccessful I Bhould feel tempted
to try a stronger lotion. One which has
been very successful is given as follows.*���
Aromatic acetic acid, one ounce; vinegar of
catilharides, two ouuccs;spirits of rosemary,
threo drachms; glycerine, one ounce; rose-
water to make up eight ounces. Label���
"The hair lotion." A little of this is to bo
rubbed into tho roots every night. Note
that, as here given, the lotion is of full
strength. If it irritates the head at al),
dilute what is used with a little water.
How to Keep Warm.
Dr. E. B, Saugree gives some opportune
advice on the subject of keeping warm.
He says the beat way of warming the body
ia to merely tako deep respirations. The
virtue of this method was proved in his own
experience. Walking along ou a very bitter winter's day,he found his ears so chilled
bb to frequently require tho application of
his heavily gloved handa. In addition, the
whole surface of his skin was unpleasantly
played upon by the "creeps," and he waa
ahivering from head to foot, He began to
take deep forced respiration, hold ing lhe air
ai long aa possible before expulsion. After
a few inhalations the surface of Iub body
grew warmer and a goneral sense of comfort
set in. The frigid ears soon grew agreeably
warm, and within the time required to walk
three blocks hia hands aud feet were iu a
glow, ond he felt aB comfortable as if he
had been sitting by a glowing fire
instead of walking in ihe teeth of a
wintry gale. Dr, Sangree insists that
much serious illness may be prevented by
lho adoption of thia simple precaution.
Unavoidable exposure, bb in riding, drivjns,
or standing for a longer or shorter time in
the cold, has often been tho direct cause of
severe and even fatal troubles, such as
pleurisies and pneumonias, and a means of
quickly stimulating the flagging circulation
which a person has always with   him, and
Inch cau bo employed without moving a
step, is one which ought not be neglected
or forgotten. The cold chills the surface
of the body and contracts the superficial
blood vessels, affecting in turn hands, feet
and ears, and subsequently the general
body surface. The consequent stagnation
of tho How of blood renders lhe tissues
still less able to resist the cold. The deep
forced respirations not only stimulate tho
blood current by direct muscular exertion,
but by compressing and expanding tho
lungs au increased amount of oxygen is
inhaled, the blood ia thoroughly oxygenated, tissue metabolism iB augmented and
tho whole system Jb pervaded with the
rapidly generated heat.
Chicken Pox-
Chicken-pox, or varicella, as is well-
known, iu some respects resembles variola,
or smallpox, A failure to discriminate between thc two may subject the patient lo
tlio contaminating atmosphoro of a smallpox
hospital, or, on the other hand, eudanger
tho health and lives of many of bis neighbors. It is, iu fact, solely for the purpose
of deciding this important point that the
physician is usually called to ace cases of
So common are epidemics of chickcn*pox
���as a rule, ono und sometimes two epidemics occur each year���that it jb rare for
anyone to reach adult life without having
contracted it. Those who havo never had
it must enjoy aomo peculiar immunity, since
it ia probable that every adult has muny
limes been exposed to its contagion.
Iu the city of Leipsic an epidemic of
chicken-pox bas beon noted to ocjur
regularly after tho opening of tne infant
Notwithstanding the frequency of chicken
pox, and the usual mildness ot its course, it
should doI he dismissed aa of no importance.
Thc child ahould bo directed to slay in tho
bouse whilo tho eruption lasts, and during
iho time in which thore iB fever he should
remain in bed.
An eminent writer on the subject recently emphasized the fact that the disease may
leave a tendency to enlargement of the
lymphatic glands uf the neck, which may
then become tho focus of tubercular uifcc*
tion. CaBes of a severe type should subsequently bo treated with appropriate tonics.
Pallor, which sometimes follows the
disease, should receive a physician's care.
The eruptions on lho face should be looked
after in a careful way in order that scars
may not result,
Aftor all cases an abundant supply of
nourishing food and pure air should be
provided, in order that uo physical weak*
iiuii may continue bb a sequel to the disorder.
Remember the Sabbath Day.
Sunday is a day of rest, and iu its observance something of the old Sabbatic
peace should linger. To work needlessly
on  Sunday  is   fur lesB Christian  than to
Slay. But in t ho cessation from tho week's
rudgery tho awcetnnss of family lifo Bhould
reassert itself. The old law tethered people, that thoy should not etray far from
homo on the Sabbath. Sunday in lhe weekly
festival of the Christian household. The
fa th i* in and the childron should bo drawn
together on that day al tlio table of thu
Lord and al the household bnr-rd.
Her head nestled trustingly ou hia
shoulder, yet there was a tremor of apprehension in  her voice when she said ;
"Reginald, do you think that mortals are
ever permitted to enjoy unalloyed happi.
ness V
"My ponr littloone," hoaiiswere.l, "how
much ot life you have been missing. It js
vory evident that yon havo never had a
chance to open a jack-pot with three aceB.'' �����-��-�������
Published  Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
By Whitney & Co.
On. yonr
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Notices   of Births,   Mam-iycs   and
Deaths. ;o rents each insertion.
Nu Advcitisincni inserted for less than
Ui vortising Agent, 21 Murelinnts1
Exchange, San Francisco, is our authorized agunt. Thia pepor ia kept
on i.lo in him otHco.
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 1804,
In thc death nf Sir John Thompson
the Dominion has sustained a yre.it loss.
He was an able, upright and consnen
tious statesman, aiul died as a patriot
would hisIi, in tht; service of his country,
Indeed, in bis death he was singularly
fortunate, having jusl been sworn in as
Privy Councillor. He stood un the summit of official emmlnence only to meet
bis death before the gaze of the whole
At last England has been aroused to a
just sense of her responsibilities as a
Christian nation and the atrocities in Armenia are to be investigated, Kven lhe
United Slates has at last consented lo
send a commissioner.
Hon. McKcnzte Howell has been called upon by the Governor-General to form
a cabinet. He is a st-fe practical man
and will make a good Premier. He has
large experience uul in lhat department
upon which Canada's prosperity most
largely depends ��� trade and commerce.
He is acquainted with ihe West and i'-.
nceds. The deep interest be has taken
in our trade relations with Australia indicates thai nothing will be wanting on hii
pait to properly encourage the constant,
ly increasing volume of business which
flows in that direction. On the whole
liritish Columbia has every reason to be
satistled with the selection.
Robert Louis Stevenson, the brilliant
novelist, is dead in far off Samoa. Having gathered vast stores of material by
travel and observation he retired to this
island, as a seclusion from tbe world, and
from which he sent nut the results of his
pen in works which wil instruct and de*
light the reading portion of mankind in
the years to come. His body was taken
up into the mountains and burled by the
faithful natives who had some knowledge of bis genius and were proud of bis
presence among them. Samoa will lure
after he known as having been the home
and burial place of Stevenson rather than
for any commercial importance it may
The report ofthe commission to enquire into tiu* condition ofnflairs of the
Insane Hospital at New Westminster is
startling, and shows the necessity for frequent official visitation of our public institutions. We however by no means
join in thc unrocr.t.l ci HSU re being
poured out upon the heads ofthe Super*
intendent anil his assistants. We dis
trust the evidence of thine whose menial
ailments required their confinement.
It can readily lie perceived thnt such persons may imagine persecution when ihey
have received nnly proper and humane
treatment. Doubtless mistakes have
been made and in .-nine cases ihc necessity for restraint aiul control may have
caused a resort to means whicli seem
harsh and even cruel, but which after all
were well intended.
Count de Lesseps is dead, lie died
full of years and but for thc 1'anama
cloud wc might have said full of  honors.
He was quite aged when the !atle.i
scheme was undertaken, and as he did not
profit personally by thc peculations connected with lhat gigantic enterprise we
are disposed to overlook that weakness
which prevented his exposure of others
whose wrongful actions he could not otherwise prevent, He was surrounded by
a venal crowd and helpless. He accomplished much for the glory of France and
his name will be forever associated with
the Suez Canal. Late events indicate
that the Panama Canal will yet be completed uniting the two oceans and giving
us a direct water route to ihe world's
great market. Ifsowc shall lose sight
of De Lesseps'fault*, and sec only bis
great qualities and grand achievements
which will justly entitle him to imperishable renown.
We received lhe estimates too late for
insertion last week, lhe telegraph line being useless owing to the heavy   weather.
The estimated receipts, year ending
June 30th 1896 arc $1,0^,989.45; estimated expenditures, $1,312,777.50, which
will leave a delicti of aboiu $275,000.
This will be ii is supposed provided for
by the new loan to be negotiated. Under the depressed state of finances, falling
ofl" in revenue is lo be expected, but public improvements must go on, thc depart*
ments of education antl justice be kept
efficient. An undeveloped Province like
an uuesiablished business requires outlays which afterwards become remunerative. We are glad to see that the government is fully alive to the importance
of building and maintaining roads, streets,
bridges and wharves.
Thanks to our member, Mr. Hunter,
Comox District has been fairly treated
It w as expected by many lhat on the year
following the election the allowancs
would be small as compared with other
years, but the resjlt shows that no considerations of lhat character influenced
either Mr. Hunter or the Government.
It should he remembered loo that in addition to what is specially sei apart for
expenditure here, we cnjo> tbe benefits
of legislation, administration and protection of i\"general nature in common with
the rest ofthe Province which necessarily absorb a good ileal ofthe revenue.
Tbe district estimates areas follows:
police and jails $1,080; stipendiary magistrate frr Union, $500; resident physician tor Comox, $300; education, Cotnox
District, $9,060; roads, streets, bridges
and wharves, $10,000; trull. Shustie to
Capo Scott, $1,000; Cortes Island
wharf ( construction ) $1,500; Hornby
Island wharf ( construction j $800; sup*
plemeniary estimates for rouds, etc. $1000,
That makes a grand total of $33,250.
TENDERS will be received for the purchase of the Helherington farm, being
Lot 107 -ui the official map of Comox,
Containing about,200 acres more or less.
(Ine hundred aiul ten acres are under
Cultivation and well fenced, with building** and orchard, Coal rights included
Also ahout 200 acres of hush land ad*
joining. Parties lendering will specify
whether for the whole 400 acres or for
the cleared land only.
Tenders to be mailed to John Mundell,
Saudwlck, P. 0. till thc 31st of December next.
Hy order of the K-;ecuiors.
!��� partnership heretofore existing be-
1 Kd, Wood and the undersigned,
ilptttrlck, in the livery and teaming
ess at Union has been desolved,
a business will be continued by Mr.
I pat rick in bis own name, who will
all just 1 hum*, against said firm and
0111 all bills due said  linn  must be
D. Kilpatrick,
Jnion, P. C. Nov. 20, 1894.
1 hereby give uotlce that 1 Nlial1 at the
next Hitting uf tlio Liuunijinf*; Court to be
hohlun at C'umux, imtku Application fur a
tratiufer uf my licmmu tu William Sharp for
[mi iiii.inirti to noil iiii-iiMi-i-ling lupmr by
retail on tbo promises known as tbe Rivor*
niilu Ilntul, Courtenay.
Dated at Comox ,1. J. (Jrant.
this Otli iluy uf Ity hfa utturnoy
Nov. 1891. Hubt. tlraut.
AH persons driving over thc wharf or
bridges in Comox district taster than a
walk, wiil be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent,
\\i IS will siMifl i., u bj intill "ur 29
XV   Gfllll---.lt  -���.������ll--, [,!i.Hll'l*.   ur   nix
for $1,25, tor ri'lioC uf |-il(li8 in Imck
r;. ll. Uohvh. ilr-traM
;   h !*i ��mst,,
VifUOtlil, li. C.
M.i -J.  3=3     '     :     ^"Y",
.     r. M.C.
It] I.UH-IH,
������-, '. .. min;
��� ���: for
.   i for
P. 0
KMtom Ml
Stock of Ci.l
ll  1 '
i, "ltd.
, Hco-hlvpi 1*
only "iiil i|ii
('IO P
OF 7
Tin*   *. ������ iM.* Win
Into tl,-
Ulll <
Tho only prn dug I -   ���* ���*��� 1:
the rospl * ivy phuit \ .- '��� oi .*
ting out thui! Isletnis .v'*i i
thinning out  ths yon. *, n
were to pr iduce them -.vi ��� ������ ���
ming ihem by cuttin ? off     ������ ��� ���
These would thon be LigIoii 1 1-4    r
or Homo uimilnr support, und tl .ie n
plotcil the pruning for the wason*   1   *
the more modern Byttruniobviiitoa them**
censlty of any kind of support, nnd the
plants aremaungetl so thut they are ��0 .*
to support thomsolveswhen full of fruit.
Thia in accomplished t>y allowing tlie
first year's growth of newly set ont
plants to grow undisturbed,   Theaecond
year two or more shoota will bo produced, nnd whon these havo reached ton
height of about two foet their tops ure
pinched off book to stop thoirfurtuorupright growth,   They will then proeeud
to push ont Bide HhootS or lut-wals on all
sides, balancing nail supporting them*
selves very effectually and appearing like
small evenly headed trees.
When growth has been completed for
the season and tho leaves have fallen,
these sido shoots arc pruned buck ao as
to leavo them from 12 to 10 inches in
lengl h, according to thoir strength, T lis
pruning can bo dono quite rapidly witli
pruning shears, At tho same timo, if
not boforo, all tho old Btoms or canes
which havo fruited are also removed, but
many cultivators prefer to remove theso
old stems immediately after the f mil has
beeu gathered, claiming that by so doing
tho young eaues have greater freedom of
growth; alao that by promptly removing the old canos many kinds uf insects
which lodge In the old wood and havo
cocoons and nests upon it aro thns destroyed by burning all tho pruning! aa
they are collected.
This system la continued annually. No
groater number of young Bhoots than in
required are allowed to grow, ull others
being destroyed as they reach a few
Inches in height.   Tho summer topping
is attended to RH previously stated.    As
excellent authority as Mr. William Saunders of tho United States department of
agriculture says lhat tho result of this
routine treatment is a self supporting
plant snd an Improved fruit
We supply the best of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays Wednesdays
and Fridays andatUnion
every week day.
wedding cakes a Speciality.
J. A. Cathew
txnton*, B. c.
C* H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public. Conveyancing
in all its branches. Oflice Comer-
cial St, Nanaimo.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor. Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Mock,   Nanaimo,   H. C
Will h�� in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Nanaimo Cigar factory-
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. C.
Manufactures   thc   fine-it   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in Bicycles. Agent for Bradford Bicycle Co., II. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Beaston, 11 umber,
Rudge, New Howe ancl Whitworth. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
���troT^a.-R r -PXT-BIjIO,
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.
��� EEAL    ESTA1E-
���jlit ID-
R. B. Anderson,
Practical   Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmlthing and Tin   Work
Dingwall Building.
Go���ox, B.  0.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
McKenzie & McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General    Blacksmiths.
Bring on Your Work.
Yarwood & Young,
Hamsters, Solicitor*, Ste, Office Cor
B'lSlon and Commercial .St., Na*
naimo, II. C
1 T-
T. D. McLean
���: JEWELETRi :������
-cnsTcosr, b. c.
Society    Cards
I. O. O. F.. No .ii
Union I-odye, 1. O. O. P., meets every
Friday niyht at S o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited te attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on cveiy Saturday on or
before the full of the ir.oon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
K. S. McConnell,
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p.m. at Cnstle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Il.iird
K. R.S.
C, O. O, F.
I.oyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C, O.
O. F. meet in the old North Comox
.school house every second Monday at ii
p. m Visiting brethren'cordially invited
to attend.
J. Ii, llciinctt. Sec.
Nanaimo   Saw  Miii
-  ond ���
Sash and Door Factory
A ITiiBlani. Prop. Will Ht., P0 Box85, Tol, 1-8
Nanaimo B. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds* Moulding, Scroll sawing,'ruining
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Redwood.
All orders accompanied ivithCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer listell
Harbor aud outside towing done at reason
able rates.
H. J. Theobald
House and Sip Paintar,
Paper-Hanging, Kal omining
and  Decorating.
All Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
Painting, Paper Hanging, Etc
During the Fall and Winter
months I will attend to jobs for
farmers and others of inside
painting, papering, etc, at quite
reasonable rates. Any word
left a The News Office will receive prompt attention,
G. ii. scon,
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jo in
On and after Mar. 22 nd, 1893
The Stenmor -10AN will s��i! as follows
CALLING. AT WAY POUTS us imssongors
uml frnit-lit may uirur
Leavo Vlctorln. Tunsilny. 7 u. 111.
"  Nunailno tor Comox, Wednesday, 1 a. m
Lonvo Comox for Nuiinliiin,      Fridays, 7n.m.
Natmfmofor Victoria   Satiirdry. "tun
Leave for Vftldes Inland oneo each month
Fur freight or state rooms apply on
hoard, in nt the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Ry.
Time  Table   No.   21,
To tako effect at 8.00 a. m. on Thursday M'ov.  1st, 1804,   Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time,
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Itutiirn Tk*kcsi3 will be tsHiicd botwoon nil
IioiKiH for a fare and a ������mirtor, rooiI for re-
turn nut later than Monaay.
Iteturn Tloketfl for ono and a halt ordinary
fnro limy bu imrclmaed dally to all points,
������und for Hi-wii daya, ineludlug day of issue.
No Return TicktHu issued for a fnro nnd n
quarter where tlio single faro Is twontj-llvc
Through rntos between ViotorlanndComox.
Mllongc aiiit (;*imiiiHtiilUm'ricki!l.3i:.'in booh*
tainfjdonnpiilieaiiouLoTli'ket Agent, Victoria
Duncan's and Wellington Stations.
I-rosidunt. Oon'l Supt.
Oen. Freight aud Passemzer Ai*t.
Christmas Homes Bui 0m| A YM
As this gay and festive season comes around the question natufalty arises "What
shall I give my several friends as Xmas presents this year?" Now that's the point exactly where we come in and help you���We are here to give you suggestion and with
the immense variety we are showing this season it is an utter imposibility to not get
"Just the very thing you wanted". Of course you will���in confidence���let us know if it's
for your Mother, Father, Sister, or Brother or someone else's Sister or Brother���it
makes  it  so  much easier  then  for  us to  show just  the  right article.
Kindly call   anyhow and   have a  look at the    gorgeous display on our Xmas tables.
49 Commercial St., Nanaimo,   B. C.
Cumberland Meat Market
Fresh Meat, Mams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables  and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
x Hiuii;
This Magnificent   Hotel   Building
Will be Opened Tor the Reception ol Guests July 1.
Fines'. Appointments.
Best, Table. Splendid "ample
Hooms   and   Reasonable   Rates.
A, Lindsay, Lessee,
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay, 1!. C.
f, Skip,  Proprietor
The Hotel is one of the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
thc mouth of the Courtenay Utver, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox.
Trent aie plentiful in thc river, and
luge game abounds in thc neighborhood
The Bar connected wilh thc hotel is
kept well supplied  with thc best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects   with ail
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Uar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
Union Sow Mill.
All Kinds of Rough antl
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn antl
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Grant & L. Mounce, V
Funeral Directors and Embai.mers
(Ir.utiiiitiM nf thu OrliintHl, Kurrlin,
nnil 1'niM'd SUM'S Cullt'i'os of Km
biilmll-ff v
Nanaimo, U. C.
Stage and Livery,
COTJH/TElT^.ir, B. C.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Done,  ,',
1*AcQ,TJ-IIjLA2**T  So Q-IL^rlORE. ��
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
MANlSKACTl'ltKIt OK        	
Sarsaparalla, Gbampagtie Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer,  bteam Beor and Porter.
Agent for the Union Brewory Company.
ip Your Raw Furs
Hides, Tallow, Pelts, Wool. Etc.,
JAS, MolILI/M & 00,
MINNEAPOLIS,   .   .   .      M1NNKSUTA
Goods bought right out; no commis-1    Shipping taga furnished free upon
sion charged | request.
Fttir selection; immediate returns.     |    There is NO DUTY  on  Raw Furs
or any other gooes we handle.
9��&* Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices *%&
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union. B. c.
UNION Bakery
Best  of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbothiim, Prop
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. C.
W. E. Mc Cartnoy Chemist,
Pure l)ru}*8 C'lt-'inieals and Putent
I'liyMk'HiiB Prr-sclptlnna ftnd ullonlors llll-il
with caro and disuntch. I1.0. box It'
301 *c :Wi St. .laliiun St,
Suits to order from
1         $13,00.     Pants $3.00.
Send for Samples.
J             Prompt Delivery.
J             GEO.   B.   POWEL,
J          Gold  House, Vancou-
n         ver,    is   our   special
'        agent.
,                  Slneeroly Yonra,
1                     Dominion Pants Co.
OOtTBtT'eN'A'Sr, B.C.
The loadinE hotel in Oomox district.
New and handsomely furnished,
���"xcollent hunting and flohing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R.'Graham, Piopr.
At tbe Bay, Comox, I). 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of ail kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Iron Bedatea6|L^Z
These goods are sold by
Grant & McGregor.


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