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NO. 152.        UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 1895.      $2.00 PER YEAR
Cash! Gash!
BUT CANNOr SKI.I. HOODS at cost ON CREDIT; consequently
���fySo Skimping in Weights and Measures*^*! at the
JAMES McKIM, Union.B.C.Mar.20,1895.
-��� Union, 1. 0. ��=-
Soda Water. Candies, Stationery and Books.
���~���~TJ~ Ja. SPECIALTY.
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Th* Above Store* Adjoin, Where Everything- of the Sett in their Beepective
line* will be found.
A. W. Mclntyre Prop.
Wall Paper
Paint Store
��� AND ���
Tinting and
A gpecialitg
All   orders promptly attended to.
Old Drug Store. Union,  B. C.
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
JJ~j<-JJ~tJA~l~    BROS.
Summer Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Summer Shirts
in Great Variety
Summer Suiting
The latest in English and Scotch Tweeds,
LAWSON Sf McLEOD, dunne block.
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
Annual  Celebration
Union Lodge, No 11, 1 0  OF
will celebrate their sixth snniversi-
ty with a
on Thursday the 17th of Oct.
At Odd   Fellows    Hall
AU visiting-   brethern   cordially in
OPEN FROM 6 A. It. TO 2 A. Jt.
Last Thursday was almost perfect. It
was mellow autumn weather. The valley never looked more beautiful. The
woods upon the crests ot the surrounding
hills and alnnn thc banks of the Count-
nay and Tsolum rivers were wonderfully
attractive in their variegated autumn hues.
There were bushes which shone likc'biirn-
ished (told; others sparkling in the sun-
Unlit, fed as ruby nr bright as jasmine.
And between these were all shades in be
wintering profusion and variety. The
work of viewing the stock was soon over
The animals well worth looking a', but
not a large number; but once inside
the building, you felt amply paid for
your coming. In fact wc were never so
proud of good old Comox before. It was
well filled all the afternoon with sightseers and exhibitors. About the lirst table���long bench���as you enter, contained an exhibit of butter that would have
shamed Commissioner Robertson into a
confession of his mistake and sent his
little dairy show into the shade. But
Robertson was at Nanaimo showing his
butter skill to the 5 acre-lot gentry! The
long bench on lhe north side ojth'e building was also a sight to make one rub his
eyes. First came the fruit j;irs; then the
bread (Comox ladies known how to make
bread and butter it, too.) A little farther
along were (lowers, among whicli were
some pansies exhibited by Miss Louis of
Denman Island, a beautiful collection.
Then on lhe plattorm was a fine collection of women's fancy work, among which
was a quilt by Mrs. Miller, of Little River, a lady about Gladstone's age and remarkable for lively intelligence and sweet
ness. J. A Halliday, over on the other
side had on exhibition some pumpkins,
so large we tried to walk around them
but hadn't time I And then ofthe tnam-
oth sort were cabbages by Mr. Patterson
of Nanaimo River, two oi* which weighed
60 lbs. Tom I'iercy of Denman Island
exhibited some corn, both sweet, and
hard that would have done honor to any
corn growing state. The apples were a
surprise, so large and shapely. Piercy
had some tine Gravensteins, but Sam
Creech took the cake��� beg pardon, we
mean the first prize for Gravensteins. His
exhibit uf apples from his own uarden and
from Lewis Casey's ranch was a credit to
the district. The largest collection of
fruit was by Mr. Chalmers of Hornby Island���13 different varieties. Mr. Patterson's exhibit of fruit was way up. Right
in front ofthe platform, in the aisle, so to
speak, loomed up in eye transfixing loveliness a large box of magnificent geraniums, owned by Mrs. W. R. Robb of the
Bav. The proudest man in the building,
or on the grounds, or probably in lhe district, was Mr. John E. Mason. And ils a
pity he's a bachelor! He had a large
number of entrees and all took np-ize
but one ! It never rains but it pours,
and prizes fairly poured doan upon him.
Not content with the general prize, he
captured Mr. Joseph Hunter's special
prize for the best bushel of potatoes of
any variety. We can tell you ion, who
was the proudest woman within ten
leagues���Mrs. Plckels of Denman Island. And well she might bci her litlle
son, Cuthbert Vivian ( not quite a year
old, was awarded by a committee of married gentlemen (who know all about babies, ) the first prize as the handsomest
baby. Its little dimpled hands were just
perfect, and it had perfect feet like Tril-
bv's and a (ace regular in its outlines���in
deed a handsome baby. It is needless
to say it look after its mother. An exhibit by Grant & McGregor of furniture
was in keeping with the enterprising
spirit of this firm. The famous McLary
stove was much admired and the Dominion wire mattress also excited favorable
comment. Stands, tables, desks, etc.,
all the best of their kind, made up a fine
display. Stevenson & Co's offer of a
special prize in dry goods created favorable comment, i'he prizes of Mr. Joseph
Hunter were beautiful; that which Mr.
Lewis received on last year's exhibit, con
tamed the figure ofa horse's head, in alto
relievo, he may well be proud of it. Mr.
Hallidny's special prize we did not sec.
The Hunter prizes awarded Mr. A. Ur-
quart and John E. Mason were much admired. But we have, for want of space
to refer the reader for further detail to
the subjoined prize list. There were other things wc must mention here. The
enterprising Times, and Free Press also
enterprising, had their representatives.
Mr. G. W. Henrv, the able president of
the Provincial Fruit Growers Association
was present and as judge ot fruit, greatly
aided the association, especially in classifying. Mr. John J, R. Miller did not
exhibit this year but did good service as
an expert judge of vegetables which he
understands all about if anv one does.
Pierre and Kelly from the Elite studio,
were present and took some fine pictures
Everbody will remember, W, D. Mackintosh, who spells the first part of his name
Mac. the good old Scotch way, and who
was for some years purser of the Joan,
but is, now accountant for ihe U. C, Co.,
at Victoria. He ns present and seemed
to enjoy himself looking at the astonishing display of Comox productions and
meeting old friends. We were also pleased t'i see present the purser of the Joan.
And there was Mr. Hussey, superintend-
jefhee 8l ||oofe
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs antl Vegetables
A full line of Staple ancl  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc
ent of Provincial police, his face beaming
with good nature, exhibiting his natural
shrewdness and good judgement by visiting the best agricultural exhibition fnr its
size (and not very small either) in the
In Durham Cattle, bull 3 yr.���J. T.
Williams, i;A. Durand 1. Bull, 2 vr, W.
Robb, 11 S.J. Piercy,2
In Jerseys<~bull, A. Urquhart 1; Dun-
ran Bros 2. Best bred cow, in calf or
milk, D. Roy I; A. Urquhart  3.    Heifer
1 yr. A. Urquhart 1. Calf, A, Urquhart
1; Duncan Bros 2,
In Holsteins���bull, S. Crawford 1;
Year old bull, B. Crawford 1; Isaac Davis 3.   Best bred cow, E. F. Crawford 1,
In graded cattle, best milch cow, J,
Mundell 1; A. McMillan 2.   Best  heifer
2 yr old, S. F. Crawford 1; Thos Cairns
2. Best heifer I yr old, J. Mundell 1; J.
A. Halliday 2. Best calf, J. A. Halliday
I; S. F. Orawford 2.   Best beef animai,
A. Uuquhart i.
In draught horses���mare with foal, W.
H. Grieve I; A. Urquhart 2;   Colt 2 yr.
B. Crawford t.
General purpose horses��� Thorough
stallion, John Dalby 1. Colt, yr old, Chas
Bridges 1; S. F. Crawford 2. Suckling
colt, A. Urquhart  1.
General purpose team.���McQuillan &
Gilmore 1; Smith & McKenzie 2
Roadsters, mare with foal, A. Urquhart
1; R.Graham 2. Colt, 1 yr, A. Urquhart I; S. Creech 2. Sucking colts 1.
Buggy horse. C. Collins 1; Rev. A. Tait
2. Saddle horse, A. Urquhart 1; A. Dur
rand 2.   Walking horse, J. A. Halliday.
In Shropshire sheep���Geo. Heatherbell took first prize for his famous pedigreed ram.
In graded sheep, two ewes, 2 shears
and over, A. Urquhart 1. Ewe lamb, Mrs
Carwithen n A. Urquhart 2.
In thoroughbred Berkshire pigs��� A.
Urquhart 1; J. A. Halliday 2.
Ia graded pigs���sow with litter���T. H.
Piercy 1; J. Halliday 2. Two pigs under 9 mos, J. A. Halliday 1.
In poultry���Turkeys, bronze trio Chas.
Bridges 1. Ducks, Mrs. Burns 1. Ducks,
Pekin, Chas. Bridges, 1; R. Graham, 2-
Rouen Ducks, Thus. Cairns 1. Trio of
geese���J.A. Halliday I; Mrs. Carwithen
2. Toulouse geese, trio, J. A. Halliday 1;
Brikges 2, Brahmas, trio, while, Thos.
Cairns 1. Plvmoulh rocks, J.A. Halliday
11 T. D. McLean 2. White Leghorns,
D, Jones t; Wm. Anderton 2. Brown
Leghorns, A. Urquhart t;Thos. Cairns 2.
Houda.ua, J.A. Halliday 2. Oame, Ed.
Crunch 1, Butt Cochiim-S. Creech 1. Pair
of pigeons, R. ''raha.tr* 1: A. Urquhart 2.
Dairy produce-Batter, 5 lb rolls, Duncan
Bros, 1; B. Crawford 2, Win. Lowia 3. But
ter packed, oot leu than 2o lba, Wm. Lew.
ia 1; Duncan Broa. 2. S.J. Pieroy 3. Plate
print butter, B Crawlord 1; Tho*. Cairns 2;
Duncan Broa. 3; Loaf of bread, Mrs. Me
Lean 1: Mrs.   Halliday 2; Mrs.Mnndell 3.
Vegetables-Brace cabbage, J. Pattorson I;
Isaac Davie 2. Turnips, J,A. Halliday I;
Chas, Bridges 2, Carrots, J.A. Halliday 1;
John Mason 2. Parsnips, McQuillan tt Gilmore 1; John Mason 2. Corn, T.H. Piercy
1; J.A. Halliday 2. Pumpkins, J.A. Halliday It McQuillan & Gilmore 2. Vegetable
���narrows, S.F. Crawlord 1; Win. Andertou
2. Tomatoes, John Masoa 1; A. Ledingham
2. Ouhllowers, John Mundell 1; Mrs. Car
withen 2. Rnhl Rabbi, T. Cairns 1,
Onions, John Masnu 1; Thos. Cairns 2.
Potatoes, T.H, Pieroy 1. Shallots, J, Mundell 1; John Mason 2. Muhiplice, S.F.
Crawford 1. Citrons' Tbos. Cairns 1.
Gardsn peas, McQuillan & Gilmore 2.
Three plants of Scotch Kale, McQuillan ft
Gilmore I. J.A. Halliday 2. Beets, B Craw,
ford 1; Mr Halliday 2 Cucumbers, Mr
McPhee 1.
In field produce-Spring wheat, Vf. H.
Grieve' 1: J.A. Halliday 2. Oats, white,
Thos. Cairns, I. Blaok oats, J.A. Halliday
2. Peas, W.H. Grieve, 1; T.H. Pieroy 2.
Kirly Rose potatoes. C. Collins 1. Beauty
of Hebron, Thos. Cairns 1. Burbank seed-
line, Geo. Smirb 1; Thos Piercy 2. White
Elephants, B. Crawford 1. Chas Collins
2. Rural New Yorlirr, Geo Smith 1; Wm
Kohb 2. Freeman, John Mason I; J.A. Hal*
liilayfi. Swede turnips, J.A. Halliday 1;
S.J. Pieroy 2. Mangold wortzel, Win Robb
IjJ.A Halliday 2. Long red, S;J. Piecrv
I; J.A. Halliday 2. White carrots, Tbos
Cairns, I; McQuillan ft Gilruore 2,   Carrots
red McQuillaneH'iluior* 1, Collection of
vegetable*, J.A. Halliday 1; S.F. Crawford
1; Thos Cairns 3 0 ,e new variety of potatoes, C Collius 1 j Wm Lewis 2
Ia miscellaneous exhibit-collection of
bome made bottled fruit, Mrs J.A. Halliday
1; Mrs. T.D. McLean 2. Collection of jellies (homo made) Mrs. J.A. Halliday 1; Mra
T.D, McLean It. Collection of jams, Mra.
T.D. McLean 1; Mrs. Halliday 2.
In crochet work. Assortment, Miss
Ames 1; Miss Halliday 2. Bed qnilt, Miaa
Willard 1. Tidy Mrs. Duncan 1; Mrs;
Burni 2. Skirt, Mn. Duncan I: Mrs,
Cairns 2; Toilet set, Mrs. Nixon 1. Mn.
W, Duncan 2. Child's buggy rug, Mra
Tait 1
In embroidery-childs dress, Miu Hal*
liday 1; Mrs. Nixon 2. Table cover, Mrs.
Craig 1. Table scarf, Mrs. Cairns. Che-
nille oushiun, Mrs. Ciaig 1; Mrs H. Smith
In hand sewing-Lady's night dress, Miu
Halliday 1. Pillow shams, Mrs. Tait l.Six
button holes, Mrs. Burns, 1; Mrs. John Pier
cy 2. Stockings darned, Mrs. Nixon 1; Mra.
E Duncan 2. Fanoy aprons by girl under
14, Miu Miller. Six button holu made hy
girl under 14, Hilda Smith 1. Drawing
work, Mra, W. Duncan.
In machine sowing-child's dreaa, Miu
Halliday 1.
In bed quilt-silk patchwork, Mrs. Miller
1; Mrs, Burns 2. Worsted quilt, Mrs. Wil
lard 1. l'atohwerk quilt, Mrs, Roy 2.
Comforter, Mra. Miller 1. Home-made oover
let, Mra. Cairns 1; Mrs. Thos. Pieroy 2,
In the knitting division-Wool stockings,
Mrs. Tait 1; Mrs. Mundell 2 Toilet set,
Mn. Tait 1. Six samples of knitting, Misa
Halliday 1, Gents socks, Mn, Nixon 1;
Mrs. E. D'inoaa 2. Mittens, Mrs, W. Dun
ou-' 1.
In miscellaneous nrtiolea.-Home made mg
Mrs. E Duncan 1; Mn, J. Piercy 2. Mow
work-('h��s. Bridges 1.
In division Y-pencil drawing, Mn. E.
Duncan 2. Crayon, Mn. Stevens 1. Water color, Mrs. VV. B. Andenou 1. Adelaide
Will, m-ir 2. Ornamental penmanship, under lo, Victoria-South Park school, 1. Insects (uative collection) W.B. Andenon 1.
Canary birds, E Creech 1; Mn. Tait 2.
Wild birds egga, Judaou McPhee 1; James
Creech 2.
Special priz"s.-For tho best aow, Hunter's
gold medal, A Urquhart. For the heat po*
tatoas, Hunter's ailv.r medal, John E. Mason. For the best plate butter butter, $3
worth of dry goods by Messrs Stevenaon ft
Co. Union, Byron Ciawford.
In horticulture, Gravenattiina, S Creech,
ll'l'H Piercy, 2 Plato of applta, S Creech
2; J A Halliday 2 Golden russets, I H
Pieroy 1 Koxbnry russets Isaac Davis 1;
S Creech 2, Baldwins, Chilmers Bros 1.
A McMillan 2 Northern Spy, Chalmen
Bros 1; A McMillan 2 King of Temkins,
J Patterson 1; Wm Robb 2 Spitienbnrgh
Chalmers Bros 1 Greenings, Chalmers
Bros 1; Ju Patterson 2 Blue Pearuiain,
Chalmers Bros 1; A McMillan 2 Four largest, Chas Bridgea 1; Alexander, J Patterson 1; A Salmond 2 Maiden Blneh, Chalmers Bros 1 Wealthy, S Creech 1; J Mun*
dell 2 Gloria Mundi Chalmen Bros 1; A
McMillan 2. Ben Davis, 8 Creech 1; A Me
Millau 2 Yellow Belflower, Chalmers Bros
I; Thos Cairns 2 Plate of other kind, late,
Wm Robb 1: Chalmen Bros 2 Bartlet
pears, Wm Robb I; J,A Halliday 2 Anv
other variety, John Pieroy 1; Wm Robb 2
Winter Nellie pears, Wm Robb 1 Flemish
beautv, Thos Cairns 1 Any other kind,
late, Chalmers Bros 1; Wm Robb 2 Dessert plums, Wm Ruhli 1 Egg plums, Chalmers Bros 1; j Mundell 2 C'oes Golden
Drop, S Creech I Grapes, Chas Bridges
Peaches, any nther kind, A Tait 1; Mnndsll
2   Prunes, J A Halliday 1; A McMillan 2
In provincial manufactures, assortment
of Harness etc, W, Willard 1, Furniture
A Grunt. In the fioral department, collection ol plants and flowers grown in pots
or boxes, Minnie Berkely 1; C Bridges 2.
Bouquets for table, J A Halliday I Hou
quels for hand, Mrs Wm Robb I Dahlias, etc. Mrs W Robb 1 Floral design,
Mrs Wm Robb Specimen of fuschias,
Miss Halliday Collection of annuals,
Mrs W R.)bb
All interested in the new cemetery are
requested to meet at 7 o'clock Saturday
evening at the new school house to hear,
report of canvassmg committee and take
such action as will ensure an early completion of lhe project.
CH. or COM ���>%fc
*\ J-V.VVV\\\"
Bis Hatred of tlie Bible Perpetuated Life Among "the Thousand Keys"
in Death, * oi the Atlantic
a Vine-land, Ns J., despatch says:
The Itinera] thia afternoon of Jeremiah Hacker, a poet and author, who
died tn* Thursday, at the age of 04,
wa* held to-day without rites or
ceremonies ol auy kind, aud the body
wa.- conveyed to the graveyard iu
an Ordinary wagon.
lie was born nt Brunswick, Me.- in
1802, and received only a common
school education. When yet a very
youug man ne began teaching school
ior a living. His attacks upon the
Bible, however, soon gained liim
wiue notoriety, and he became editor ol the Pleasure Boat, published
ai Portland, Me. i'he paper mid an
extensive circulation, imt wheu ou
the eve of the rebellion he advocated
peace the circulation of the paper
Quickly melted away.
He then came to Vinelaud, where
his attacks upon the Church agaiu
put him- before the public. He composed poems ridiculing the Bible, and
followed by men and boys, walked
through the principal streets of the
town ringing hia poems and preaching
to the crowds. Au announcement iu
the daily papers that be would appear iu the public square always attracted a crowd. Mr. Hacker was
firm iu his belief that he was doing
good, and his large fortune was
spent in inculcating his locus. He was
liberal to the poor.
When Itis wife died, six years ago,
Mr. Hacker erected two tombstones
on his lot at Slloam Cemetery. Ou his
wile's *was inscribed underneath the
usual legend, the question, "Where
Is God?" On his owu tombstone was
curved the following: "The Angry,
Wrathful  Bible;  God  Is a  Myth."
Those tomb-stones, so close to mon-
,umeuts piously Inscribed, caused much
'comment, and many persons visited
" the graveyard to see "those awful
tombstones." Lot owners appealed to
the trustees to have the offensive
slabs removed, hut the trustees became divided over the question and
the tombstones are  still standing.
Mr. Hacker was a member of the
"Ten Dollar Coffin Society," of this
place, the rules of whleh will not allow any member to be hurled at an
expense exceeding $10. His last words
were a request to be burled in a cheap
box, nnd without a hearse. The latter part of the request was carried
out, but the first part his friends
would not consent. Mr. Hacker's
death wab calm.
MynterluuH SirkiieHH nt Rellgloui Hervlve*.
hi n Grove.
A Laporte, Iud., despatch says : The
strange poisoning of 300 persons in
attendance at a Lutheran Church festival ut Tracy yesterday cast a pall
��� over the events of the day.
One thousand people, devout church
cominuuicunts, assembled at the little village to pay religious reverence
to a festival day. Services were held
in a large grove, where-hymns were
' sung and prayers repeated.
At the conclusion of the morning
service the people congregated about
the tables to partake of the bounteous dinner which hnd been prepared,
A half hour later fully 300 persons,
nieu, women and children, were suffering the most terrible agony. Entire families, including prattling
babes, succumbed to the strange disorder, thc torture of which medical
science alone alleviated.
The grove which had rung with the
eloquent fervor of the exhorter was
a veritable hospital, where mothers
������ought to solace their children, whose
bodies were racked with pain. Beds
were hastily provided and every attention was given to the unfortunates.
The unusual scenes hastened the
termination of the religious rites
and the congregation scattered to
their homes, where physicians administered to the want* of the sufferers,
many of whom were from this city.
In a number of eases the symptoms
of poisoning did not develop until last
night, nnd to-day there were numerous additions to the fated list.
The cause of tho malady Is not
known. Various theories have been
advanced, but nnt one- has yet been
substantiated, The most accepted heller Is that the potatoes, which were
eaten In large quantities, were either
impregnated with Pari- irrei-n orwero
poisoned by being cooked in a copper
There are others Who believe that
tho water wns polluted with some
prisonous matter, and only n careful Investigation will determine the
true cause of the mysterious poisoning.
Phyplclnns say to-night that nil
will recover.
A statistician compiles the following
figures, showing the cost of nourishment (or the various nations: The
average Englishman consumes 8250
worth of food a year; Germans and
Austrlans, $213 worth; Frenchmen,
$212: Italians, $110, and the Rust-dans nnlv $90 worth of eatables per
year. In the consumption of meat the
EogHBh-Speaking nations are also in
the lead, with 123 pounds of meat a
year per capita of the population,
lh" Frenchman using 9*3 pounds ;Aus-
trunis. 79; Germans, 72 ; Italians, B2,
and Russians B0 pounds of meat per
year. The consumption of bread, however, is reversed, being compared tn
that of meat. The English use 410
pounds a year; the Frenchman, 505;
the Austrlans. 605 ; Germans, 020 ;
Spanish* 040; Italians, 06'); and the
Russians, 725 pounds of bread per
ii.i.T. vtmi: Luin* Concerning; the Region
Where Columbai Firat o -ini ������������<".i th
Ni-u World���Kffu����*of Bleunerh��iouti
Nassau, New Providence Island,
British West Indies, Aug. 5.���When
cruising around among these islaud!
you wonder more and more why you
have hoard so little about tiie'group,
and why the geographers lmve not
made more account of them. Kau-
sacking memory's storehouse from end
to end for facts concerning them,
about nil yuu cau find is a short paragraph iu the encyclopedia, aud on
the map some little specks off the
southeast corner of the United States,
almost Indistinguishable in the wavy
lines that stand for water, as if
somebody had shaken a pepper-box
at random thereabouts. But when
you have studied the ocean charts a
few minutes your respect for the Bahamas is marvellously increased. By
the way, if you aspire to correctness of pronunciation you will never
agaiu say Bay-hay-mays, after the
American fashion, but Bah-hah-mabs,
the true name of the islands.
On most of the charts they ure put
dowu as the Lucayos Chain (pronounced Loo-kl-oce), originally named
by the Spanish discoverers Los Cayos
������"the Keys." There are more thau
8,000 of the islands, all told, stretch-
lug from Middle. Florida away down
to Hayti���a distance of 000 miles.
But must of them are bare reel's or
isolated rocks just poking their heads
above the water, the homes of penguins and sea birds. Many of the
Islands are yet totally unexplored ;
only about 80 are of considerable size,
aud not more than 12 or 14 are inhabited. Yet the population is estimated In
the neighborhood or 47,030���three-
fourths black. The total area of the
group is officially stated as 5,500
square miles, above water. But this
makes no account o: the wonderful
coral formation, so Interesting to
study, but Bei dangerous to navigators,
which hides just beneath the sea in
all this region. Had it risen only a
few feet higher there would have been
land nearly a thousand miles long by
20.) tu -iOiJ miles wide, measuring from
Northwest Mant'.nella, opposite the
Bay of St. Lucie, on the Florida coast-
to Navidad Bank, near Cuba ; almost
a continent situated in a region ol perpetual summer���perhaps a continent
to be, as those slow builders, the coral
insects, continue their work : a continent which iu future centuries will
be visited hy wonder-seekers like ourselves. The most prominent members
of the Bahama chain, named from the
south upward, are Turk's Island, Cay-
cos, Little Iuagua, Murlcuana* Crooked Island. Loud Island. Exuma. Wat-
ling's island, Quanahanli or Cat's
Island, or San Salvador, as it is variously called: Andros, New .Providence,
Eleuthera, Ahaco ifflrd ('real Bahama.
They are ol reef-like shape, long* low
and narrow), and ol the same general
formation throughout���calcerou-s rock
oi shcli and coral hardened into limestone, perforated and honeycombed
with innumerable cavities.
Tliey seem to have no soil whatever,
aud yet their exuberance ot vegetation
is astonishing, fertility being thrived
from the tendency of the coral rock to
retain moisture. Some of the islands
are covered with close-growing forests of mahogany, mastic, hgnum-
v-itne, ebony, lunCe and the royal palm;
others with tangled underorush
fringed with dense mangrove thickets.
Some of the forests teem with cocoa-
nut trees, a hundred leet troin the
scanty soil to their strange pinnate
leaves; enormous silk-cotton trees, almonds, cinnamon, pepper, since, nut-
mug, lire-ad-)ruit, gtuu a. wild bainjfeinas,
and a handled other varieties .which
spring uua.-ked and with prodigal productiveness, while cultivation haw
added the lime, lemon, orange, pineapple, citron, pomegranate, mammeo,
zapote, and ajl other tropical iruits.
Oleanders, toll a* 10-year-old sycamores, at the north, blossom every
niontn in the year; the coral vine
giows upon every wall, with the beautiful Cherokee rose, tuberoses, ager-
atuui, nigiit-blooming cereus, mignonette aud a myriad other (lowers that
we- cultivate with care at home are
unnoticed weed.- here, thriving in
waste places with unheard-of luxurli
ance. But agriculture i.- ol no
account, whether from the equality ol the ground or the character
ol the people 1 do uot kuow.
Enough guinea com, yams, urn-lsse,
sweet potatoes and vegetables are
gi*ou|ij ior moderate home consumption
iwltere the lower dusses, wlio coin-
prise the majority- live chiefly on
seafood), and ,*��� little cotton [or exportation. The latter industry, by
the way. received a great Impetus
during our Civil War, when New
Providence, you remember, figured not
very creditably as the centre of
blockade-running. There are salt-
ponds of great value on some of tho
southern islands, and thousands of
dollars' worth of sponges and conch
shells are annually exported, to say
nothing of the famous pink pearls,
which are found nowhere else in the
world in considerable numbers.
Tiie Bahamas were Columbus' earliest discovery, but the precise spot
j,' Ids first landing is not known. For
many year*- Guanahani, or Cat Island, was believed to have been the
"Son Salvador" upon which he first
set foot: but latterly that honor has
been transferred to YVntllng's Island,
a little farther to the eastward. For
many, years alter'their discovery the
Islands remained unvidied, ths attention Oi Sp.-in being directed to the
richer islands farther south, and to
Mexi o and l'eru. They returned here
now and then for slaves, but made np
settlements. About 1512* Ponce de
Leon threaded the chain, in search oi
the Fountain of Youth [which is today said to exist in the Island of
BlmimU; but not until 1629 wus
there any settlement in the
group, and" that was made by the
English. T-hev were disj oesessed after
a while* and the i-iands were long a
bit UP-ground bet ween th*- English
and Sp.imfth residents. Then the
buccaneers swooped down upon them
from all parts of the Sp-i-ai-h main
and made them a favorite rcT.de7.vou**
and the scene of many tragedies, until a ter -the revolution. Since that
era Great Britain has held them un
disturbed! without a tipple Of excitement between the "Pence ot Vet-sail*
les,' In 178:1 (when the Spanish proprietary Interest In the Bahama*- was
surrendered to the British Crown for
the sum of ��2,000), until after our
Southern ports were closed in 1801
and Nassau became headquarters of
the blockade-running trade. There
was excitement enough in this sleepy
region during that brief time. Or at
fortunes were mole and unparalleled
extravagance Indulged in, but at the
conclusion ol the civil war matters
settled down again and the people
went to sleep as before, or pursued
their old-time peaceful avocations of
wrecking and smuggling.
So mueh ior the outlines of history.
If you want to go Into details, which
are Intensely interesting, read Los
Caeas and Bascoi's histories, and the
"Chronicles of tly Spanish Antilles,"
written in Latin and Spanish by the
early monks Of Hispaniola ; or the
more recent books oi Irving, Powler,
Stark, etc.
Says Frederick Olier: " The first inhabitants lived by buccaneering,
piracy iyid smuggling, varying their
pursuits later on by wrecking. This
occupation, however, they have at
length reluctantly abandoned, and
tliere are many to-day who regard
the lighthouses with undisguised resentment, saying that they, by preventing wrecks, take the honest bread
out of their mouths." But I am informed, upon undoubted authority,
that tlie gentle Islanders have by no
means abandoned their former enterprises, Tliey are listless, good-natured
souls iu the main, who regard everything east upon their shores���every
vessel that grounds upon the dangerous cays and treacherous shoals,
every craft that can be hired upon the
rocks by building signal fires and
hanging false lights upon the cliffs���
as so mueh rightful gain; and they
receive ab sucli ocean salvage with
pious thanks to heaven.)
The swarming " colored" folk, who
cobnprise the bulk oi the population,
form an extremely religious community, according to their lights. That
Is, they are excessively auuicted to
church-going, unu to singing, shouting aim ���' Bryss Ga.wd"-lng with iron-
tie fervor ou all sacred occasions. By
nature nervously emotional, they
work themselves up to an hysterical
condition under "the droppingaof the
sanctuary," frequently so pious us to
tnre-a ten their sanctity, To he sure,
their ideas ol meiua et tuum are not
very clearly defined j bat whenever
they' lay violwnt hands on a white
neighbor's cnickens* or devastate his
meiou patch, and declare, when accused, " Foah Gawd, nebber seed
um "���like their brothers, the wreckers, tbey make it all right In courts
above bj extra orisones and louder
paea.is of praise to heaven for its
manifold mercies. No people could
possibly be more superstitious. They
shut and double-lock the doors and
window,- of their tiny cabins at
night, and stuff up ewry airhole at
tiie rh*k ol suffocation, to keep out
evil spirits���the same old "dapples"
and "jumbles" of their kin iu Jamaica
and Hayti, brought by their mutual
ancestors from the jungles of Africa
and let loose in ad the Antilles. There
are regular professional warlocks, or
"man-Witches," among them���persons a trifle shrewder or more cunning than lheir companions. Fe-
tichism prevails to such nn extent
that belore ever a boat starts out on
a pearl-hunting or a sponge-fishing
expedition tiie Obeah-man is called
upon for some mystification to ensure the successful return of the crew.
And as that worthy, the warlock or
Obcah-nian, is always careful to secure his pay In advance, he is the
most prosperous fellow iu the community, so far as worldly goods are
coiicerned, nnd consequently the most
"looked iqi to." The language is
for the most part a curious mixture
of Knglish, Spanish and tbe tribal
jargons of Africa.
New Providence is not by any means
one of the largest islands, nor the
most favorably situated ; but being
the only one which has any decent
sort of harbor, it contains the capital ami Chief city of the Bahamas and
i��, therefore, of paramount importance- though only 10 miles long, by
hnlf us wide. It-; name was bestowed
by an Euglish sailor, who was wrecked noon an outlying red early In the
seventeenth century, ami considered
It a new evidence of tlie mercy of
Providence that he was not drowned.
Its Incomparable climate, and clean,
Well-built 'Ity have made It one of tilt
favorite resorts of the world for tourist-; and Invalids, an it nsicd to be for
pirates, siiniLrirlers and blockade runners ; and from time out of mind it has
been a haven of refuge for public
swindlers, defaulting cashiers and
political nomads of" every sort. It
was to New Porvlden.ce that Lord
Dnnraven fled from Virginia, and was
made Governor-General of the Islands :
and here that brilliant scalawag
Blennerhasset, the friend of Aaron
Burr, made his home under the name
Of Carr. And unnumbered criminals
of g-reater or less degree have found
solace from the torment of
self-reproach and public scorn, and
at last a wanderer's grave, on these
zephyr-kissed shores. It is said In Nassau'that when Blennerhasset found it
best to quit the United States, "between two days," he left his wife
(whom the classic oration ol Wirt
has made famous) to shift for herself.
After becoming a bright and shining
light in New Providence and being elevated to the position ol Atto,ixic|y-
Genera) he took unto himseb a Balm man wife without tlie formality of
a legal separation from wife number
one. Tne tirst Mrs. Blennerhasset
discovered his retreat at last, and
came* on in a mood to make things
lively ior her recreant spouse, But
somehow she was spirited out of the
island and maintained elsewhere on a
liberal allowance, At any rate the
scandal did not injure the reputation
o: Attorney-General Blennerhasset in
those roistering days when a little
thing like that did not count for much
in Nassau���when gentlemen drank
hard, played high and lought duels to
tho death, and Aaron Burr's crony
was by no means "a looker ou in
Nassau, with its H.ooo inhabitants
(mostly bhukl. is -situated on the
northerly iront of the Island, extending two or three miles along the
coast and straggling back some distance behind tlie ridge, 100 feet high,
on which stands the Governor Genera I's residence, tlie Royal Victoria
Hotel, nnil other prominent buildings. Thc principal part of the city
wa.s constructed during the reign of
the three Georges ; hence such nomenclature as George street, Frederick street. Cumberland street, and
other thoroughfares, called in honor
Of the royal family. i
Indeed, the name Nassau itself wns
no doubt n compliment to the House
of Hanover. Everybody, of course, has
heard of the beautiful walls and
drives all over the Island; its wonderful "sea-gardens" in the adjacent
sound; its "Queen's staircase." which
Her Majesty never saw, and the other
sights which tourists rave over and
convalescing Invalids write about
In glowing terms. At tlie western
end of Nassau's central ridge is Fort
Charlotte; near the eastern end, Fort
Fineastle, while old Fort Montague
pretends to guard the shore midway.
Near Fort Fineastle (which was
named after one of the titles of Lord
Dnnraven), a great passageway has
been cut into the rock, 70 feet deep
and perhaps 80 feet wide, making* a
sort of tunnel without any top. At
the end of it is the Queen's stairway���a very old piece of work, cut In
solid stone. It was probably made
to afford sa*fe and quick communication between the fort and the shore,
so that troops could be taken either
way without exposing them to the
enemy's fire; but in these unwurlike
days there Is no use for it, beyond
diverting the visitors before mentioned.
Quaint old Fort Fineastle curiously resembles a. paddle-box steamer,
hut is used now only as a signal station to give notice of the approach
of vessels  to  Nassau  harbor.
Fannie B. Ward.
Thin Autumn'! Sty leu for WeddlDg 1 n-r I tati our- tn Type and Paper.
Wedding invitations nre consigned
to the post from two to three weeks
preceding the date of the wedding,
writes Mrs. Hamilton Mott in tlie
September Ladies' Home Journal.
Those sent to friends and relatives
abroad are started on their foreign
journey fully three weeks before.
A representative invitation Is as
Mr.  and  Mi*s.  Clarence  Follln
Berkeley request the honor
ot your presence at the
marriage    ol    their
daughter, Alice
Mr. Edward Prescott Harrison, on Wednesday, June the
twenty-first, at twelve
o'clock,  ia
The Church of the Heavenly Rest
The engraving, a round hand script,
without  nourish    and    with     little
shading, has a tendency toward the
medium and the small In size.      The
lines  are    rather  close  together, allowing    considerable  margin  at  top
and bottom of the note.
The paper most preferred is that
white product of American manufacture variously designated as dull kid
and parchment iiuish, In size between
octavo and billet. When folded It
fits an envelope that is almost
square and which offers a choice ol
either a pointed or a square flap. In
town the pointed flap is considered
the proper thing while the country
favors the square oue. Thc envelope inclosing the note is without
gum and of '.ho same weight as the
inciosure, while the outer one, intended as a carrier only, is of lighter
quality  and  gummed  lor sealing.
The Bank of England rightly has ihe
.reputation of being onc of tho mightiest powers in the world of finance. Bnt
there are other Institutions in Kurope
whose capital and transactions are
not to be sneezed at even hy the
Rothschild aggregation. In its Inst
monthly report the Austro-Hungnrinn
Bank, at Vienna, states that the value
of its notes In circulation Is 529,408--
000 gulden ($260,000,000), and that
it has gold and silver to the amount
of 3-10,405,000 gulden.
Take one ounce of thoroughwort,
one ounce stick slippery elm, one
ounce stick licorice, one-half pound
loaf sugar, one ounce flaxseed (whole
seed), one quart of water, one pint
of molasses To the thoroughwort,
shippery elm, licorice and flaxseed put
a quart of water and let them simmer three or Tour hours. Strain
through a cloth, then add molasses
nnd sugar, nnd boil again a fow
minutes. This syrup will keep a long
time, and Is useful when a doctor Is
not near at hand.���New York World.
President Morues, of Brazil, nn-
anounces that he will resign in the
event of tne Chamber of Deputies not
passing the amnesty bill approved by
thc Senate. '
A woman a fame is the tomb of her
happiness.���L. I. L-nndon.
In 18*10 Britain's exports amounted
to tCl.yOh.TOL or ��1 lb-. Bd, a head'
of the papulation. In IS;-."! the exports were ��218,004,80"*, or ��5 13b Gd
a  head.
In 1881 the paper mills of the
United Stntes hnd a dolly capacity oj
1,800,050 lbs. per diem. In 1886 it
was (i.849,380 lbs., and now it Is 14,-
102,680 lbs. per diem, II the use ot
paper Is a measure ol Civil Nation
America must he rapidly  rising.
Now the Philadelphia detectives
pay Holmes Is Hatch, and the construction of a uew lot of murder
plots has; heen begun. II Holmes
could only get out or jail and engage
a Canadian lawyer, what a line lot ot
promising libel suits he might begin.
.Sixteen Chinese have lost their
heads for their share iu the Ku-Cheng
massacre. That does not restore the
murdered missionaries, hut thero Is in
It a lesson In promptitude and thoroughness that some Christian nations might profit by.
Chicago has 1,546.715 miles of water
mains, with 15,771 hydrants and 4,66��
meters ; it has 1,211.25 miles of sewers
with 42,068 catch basins, and of her
2,486.58 miles of streets 1.086.44 are
paved. Her waterworks pumping ca-*
pacity is 357,500,000 gallons dally,
and thc plant has cost $22,894,000.
On Monday next an act comes Into
force In New York State making telephone messages strictly private, and
providing a punishment of $1,1X10 and
six months imprisonment for divulging or giving information concerning
them. Will the hello girls go on
���strike ?
Tho Washington -Board ol Engineers appointed to inquire what effect
the Chicago Drainage Canal will have
on the great lakes reports that It
win injuriously nffoet the lake water
level and destroy to some extent the
navigability of Chicago harbor. It
appears that the project has never-
had the -sanction ol Congress.
The Catholic Record has a headline
on its editorial page: "Wanted: a
Protestant Pope." What would It do
with him if It hnd him ? If It wili
pledge its honor not to drive him t*o
hard, water him while overheated, or
overfeed him, we don't mind lending
It both Madiil and his successor during
the off season, just to save pasture*
In a paragraph on Britain's claim
to the Island or Trinidad the Buffalo
News says; " Bu'faJo ts a good deal
interested in Trinidad also. The
material for making most of our
smooth pavement comes from there."
Evidently the News writer was laboring under the delusion that the
Trinidad ia question is the island ^f
the famous lake. The mistake Is
an Important one.
They have a judge in New York
whose manners recall Macaulays ue-
Kription of the famous Judge Jeffries, who used to curse the prisoners
and take delight in sending them to
the gallows. An excha-ugs says Recorder Go-'f, the savage cro^s-examlner
of the Le'xow Committee, has carried
to tho bench Ids manners at the bar
of the committee. A poor creature
named Braun was before him on somo
charge. It appears that Braun must
have demanded a trial instead of
pleading guilty. He may havo been
innocent.   This  scene occurred:
"Oh, you are innocent?" said Recorder Golf. "Wed, I will make an exception in your case. You have defied the police, abused your lawyers,
defied tlie court and askod to have
your case tried In this court nguimit
the ndvlce of your lawyers. 1 will
fine you $100 or thirty days." "I will
rot in Jul) before I pay the fine," answered Braun. "Well, rot!" roared
the recorder.
Archbishop Ryan has not that faith
in the power o[ laws to make mon
sober which marks some of our temperance workers. At the.recent Total
Abstinence Union meeting ln New
York he expressed himself in favor of
"laws Judiciously framed ami wisely
administered," hut he added:
To affeet great popular moral reforms, the religious clement in num.
the conscience power within him,
must be appealed to. You cannot
legislate him into morality. You may
seek to strike at the saloon, and urge
men to pass It, as the (.ireeks passed
the temples ol their furies, without
looking, without breathing, without
speaking, You may enact the most
stringent laws against Sunday drirk-
ing and create a powerful public opin-
ioa which wiil brand as disgraceful
the slightest abuse of alcoholic drinks.
All thes ethinga may act as breakwaters against the tide of intemperance and thus do some good. But
the tide will How In part Into other
channels. The so-called "speak easy"
will succeed the saloon, and private
drinking, perhaps to greater excess,
will succeed the public indulgence. The
snloons are indeed a cause of intemperance, but they are themselves
only tho effect of the unrestrained
thirst for drink. You must seek out
the cause and go to the fountains of
the heart, and there drop the sweetening word of religious  influence, �� �����*������*�����'
@ *-*���* % @ if/ ��%��'�� 4��pj
ls> ' tsS>
" One of my girls wants to liarn
the violin, Mr. Holdernoss; do you
know any one who gives lessons ?���
not a b(g swell, you kuow���can't afford that, hut a decent musician who I
can give two or three lessons a week I
for moderate payment.'
"Yes,* said f, "1 know several musicians who  give  lessons."
"Well, 1 shall be much obliged if
yon will send one o[ them to myiplace.
Begin at once���Monday, say. I'll tell
Madge���that s where we live.'* Saying this, Mr. Goddard gave me a card
on which was his addressff���"Sunuy-
Slde Cottage,  Highgate.'
A friend at the other sido of the
room nodded to him, and ho left me
with a shake of the hand and thanks
for the trouhl3 I was about to give
myself on his account. "It was odd.
this careless manner of settling a
serious matter. But then, A��r, Goddard himself was odd and affected
To me It seemed that If he combed
fila long hair nt all, It was to make
It lie more ragged and untidy than
If he had left It uncombed. He wore
an old velvet jacket that ouo would
have been ashamed to of.er to a beggar���the buttons gone anu the sleeves
daubed with color. Ho was not particular about the shade of his shirt
collar, hut he prided himself ou neckerchiefs ol the most vloLmt colors,
which were tied wish scrupulous care-
le-H.sn-as fn a h|ilf-bow.
He was an artist; aud at that
time not a successful oue, to Judge
toy his eccentricity and Bohemian
tastes. Men correct all that when
they rise above m.-dloerfty and their
talents are reeoguized. I have seen
���-.ketches ot his, oils and wiater-col-
ors, on the morning-room chlmney-
ney-piece, tnat might he bought for
ten shillings each���but they rarely
Men talked alwut him and were
witty at his exp.'tue. He was continually "golng-fn' for something ; but he
stuck to nothing except that old
���snutt-coloreo velvet Jacket. They said
that it he changed hU Ilneu as often
as he changed his style, ho would he
a more respect-able artist.
At one time, he devoted his talent
to cattle; then he calL-d himself Paul
Potter Goddard in honor of thj great
Dutch painter. He wl*hed to substitute Veronese for Potter whoa he
tried his nam! at largo imaginative
pictures, but the old name stuck to
htm. There was something appropriate to him ta tho name of Potter,
and Potter ne w-as more frequently
called than Goddardj,
Our acquaintance was of the slightest kinu; we knew each other by
mooting at the Bayard���a little club
of professional nun near Covent Garden. 1 was musical conductor at
tl;e Orpheon.
I am not without my fault*���who
te ?���and the youug follows lu my or-
ehestra at the club poked fun at me
because 1 am careful���to a punctilious degree, perhaps. But I prefer to
be an object of ridlmle rather than
ot contempt, aud I hold that carelessness is contemptible in a man
who nas outgrown his youth. Bo I
{et these youngsters laugh, knowing
that they noro me no malice, aud had
their good  qualities  as well as I.
Mr. Goddurd's commission perplexed
me a good deal, for I hud been told
that he was a widower, and that
his daughters wore handsome, and
1 knew that ho was careless. There
wore some excellent violins In my
band, but not one among them was
remarkable for high principle, and
I dreaded tho consequence of introducing one of these lively young men
iuto Mr. Goddard's family. I hesitated, moreover, from another consideration. I foresaw the probability
of having to pay for Miss Goddards
instruction out of my own pocket,
lor Mr. Goddurd, I knew, was more
ready to get Into debt than to get
out of it, and the teacher might
hold me responsible for loss entuiled
by my recommendation. So, after
much cogitation 1 determined that I
myself would teach Miss Goddard���
that being the surest way of avoiding unpleasantness.
The following Monday I presented
myself with my violin at Sunnyside
Cottage. A servant maid led me upstairs to the studio. There I was
loft to myself long enough to note the
peculiarities of the  room.
Had I not known Mr. Goddard, I
think I could have Imagined his
character by tho look of his workshop. It was as disorderly as any man
of genius could desire. The two windows were draped with pieces of bui'f-
callco and green halzc, nailed up to
-direot the light according to the
artist's requirements. A gas standard with a reflector and threo Ar-
gand burners stood between the windows to replace the light ol day
wheu the demands of the public
should oblige the artist to work by
night. A far-seeing spider had spun
his web over tho apparatus aud
left the husks of last uutumu's victims lu the meshes, lu the middle of
tho floor was a patch of carpet; I
learned from Potter later ou that It
was Turkish, and had been in Alma Tadema's studio; It might have
been in Noah's ark for any cxterual
evidence to the contrary* There was
a massive easel with machinery for
raising a canvas six feet high, aud
another for ordinary use; a third
with a white  umbrella for    summer
��_)��    v<       *->    -   - -
�� ai <S���&>& <* Jfaw*?p. I
campaigning stood in a corner. The
walls were decorated with peacock's
feathers, Japanese fans, the scrapings of palette knives, and a rack
of pipes, mostly broken. Ou a shelf
were a few plaster casts, aud some
broken pottery, dusky with smoke
and the dust of many1 months. In a
corner was a pile of canvases, studies
and works begun. At one end of the
room was a piano, and this alone
looked as li it wero In use.
I sat on a stool regarding these
things with a feeling of sadness, for
the Bpectacle of abandoned enterprise
Is nt most times depressing, until the
iloor opened, and Miss Goddard stood
before me. A ray of sunshine came
in with her through the open door,
and she seemed part of It.
I have seen many * beautiful women at the Orpheon, their beauty enhanced by every cunaing device
known to art, but tlil-t girl In her
simple morning dress, unadorned, ami
with her charms as nature had bestowed them, excited In mo a feeling
of admiration smh as I had never
felt the like of before. I cannot pretend to convey an Idea of her
beauty. The description of a melody
cannot convey the Impression it
makes upon the ear; and the beauties of form antl color are���at least,
to mc���as difficult to transcribe : they
seem to demand a language of their
own, these things. I can only tell
that she was tall and perfectly
shaped, lithe and graceful; that her
hair was dark, her brows and lashes
darker still, and her eyes darkest of
all; and she was fair with a wonderful freshness and sparkling brightness, lu her open, fearless countenance, and a certain audacity iu her
bearing that Inspired ono with the
belief that she could conceal nothing, and must bo a good girl as well
as a beautiful one.
"Papa is not at home," she said;
"he uiust have forgotten that you
were to come this afternoon. Perhaps
you will like to arrange with him
aliout���ahout terms before beginning."
"There will be no difficulty about
that," I replied; " if you are willing to take a lesson I am quito ready
to give you one. We can settle about
payment 'later ou; I kuow your
"You are the gentleman engaged by
Mr. Holderness,  I suppose ?"
"I am John Holderness."
She seemed a little embarrassed ou
hearing this.
"Mr. Goddard asked me to find a
deceut musician wlio was not a
'great swell,'" I explained, "and I
have uot been able to think of anyone
who answered better to that description than myself."
This, and tho tone of voice lu which
I spoke, seemed to put her at ease;
a little smile parted her lips and
made her eyes prettier then ever;
theu, growing suddenly serious, she
said in a tone of anxiety :
"I am afraid you will find me a
troublesome pupil."
"I hope you win not find me Impatient,' I answered. "You kuow
something of music V"
"Oh, I    cau    play    the piano���not
well at all.    I don't like the piano."
"Then no wonder that you do not
play well.    Nevertheless, It Ls a fine
instrument, the piano."
"I can't think that. It makes you
so angular, and you must turn your
hack on half the audience, and you
must Jerk your arms and hands about
like a horrid piece of machinery, and
there is nothing whatever graceful In
"Oh, oh V thought I, "now I know
why you waut to learn the.violin."
"Besides," she continued, "everyone
now plays the piano, aud there are
so many of us anxious to touch that
it is the hardest thing tn tho world
to get a living by tt. My sisters
teach at a school every day; fancy
scales every day and all the year
round! They come home quite
fagged out at night, and their pay
is miserable. If they were not the
niOBt persevering, self-deuying, doar
girls lu the world, they would throw
Up their engagementa iu disgust���I
"And you hope to do better by
teaching the violin?" .
She shook her head, aud with an
expression ot self-reproach said:
"I failed utterly as a teacher. You
see, I could ouly Instruct the lower
class. Well, when the children were
good I was obliged to keep hugging
and kissing them, and when they
were naughty I smacked them, and
wheu they began to cry I cried too,
and there wus au end of it, before I
had been at the school a week."
She dropped her eyes, abashed; and
it was well for me sho did so, for
had she regarded my face she must
have seen that I was laughlug with-
Iu myself.
"Don't you think I should have a
better Chance of success with the
violiu?" she asked, after a moment's
"As a means ot earning money?"
"Oh, we cannot afford to be Idle. I
ought to have been helping the others
for years past; but Instead of
She paused, bending her pretty
brows, and straining her delicate fingers which were kuit oue within another as if to punish herself for her
"I daresay a lady who could teach
the violin would be better paid than
a piaulste," said I; "at the same time
a certain amount of excellence "
"Oh, I don't mean to teach," she
said, looking up; "I intend to play
lu public."
"That Is quite another thing," said
I, kuowlng how an audieuce, lookijg
at this youug and beautiful girl,
would magnify the good and Iguore
the bad parts of her performance.
"As a public performer you may
make a fortune."
"Then let us begiu our lesson at
once," sho cried, springing up irom the
piano-stool on which she had seated
" Havo you a violin?" I asked.
" There Is one amongst papa's properties," said she, aad opening a long
black box ln which I cuught sight
of a broken lay figure and a mixed
collection of costumes, she brought
out a violin and a bow.
" Only," iho said, coming down
with a laugh, " there's not a sound
to be got out ot it."
That was tiie truth. The back of
tho instrument was split, strings and
bow were Innocent oi, resin. The one
passed over the othor as U they had
been greased.
" No matter," ��ald I. " It will be
sufficient for to-day if you learn how
to hold the violin aud the bow, and
these are good enough for that purpose. The first thing is to know how-
to move the how with a iroe swing
of the arm and a fitting turn of the
" I thiuk I know that already," said
"Good," said I, not a little amused
at her naive presumption, for I have
fouud a proper use of the Ikjw the
most difficult thing to teach, "good
���show me, what you can do."
She took tho vio.tu and bow from
me, and walking wljth a stately gruce
to tliL* middle of the room! stood on
the edge of the square of carpet and
made me a low bow. Then she drew
herself up, ami lookod beyond me as
if waiting for the moment to tiegin.
Again I lost myself iu admiration of
her beauty���her hand, hor wrist*, her
arm. exquisite la form and color; her
youug yet well-shaped figure; the
Hues or her shoulders and throat; her
BtnalJ hoad crowned with a coll of
hair that, eatchiag a ray of sunlight,
took a deep hrown tint; the well-
opened eyes, and whit; nose a little
arched, the round under tip" raised to
meet the short upper one. drawing
her full chin Into prominence, and
adding pride to tho natural audacity
of her -expression���all these charms
togetiier were enough to turn a head
grayer than mine.
I do not thiuk she saw me; she
looked as If in Imagination she regarded an admiring aud expectant
audieuce, and was prepared to meet
their expectations���it was the pose
of n real artist. Aud the effect
was so strong that I myself entered into the imaginary scene; instinctively r raised my bow to beat time.
She set her violin tn position, rest-
big her round chin upon It. raised her
elbow, and holding the bow lightly
between her thumb and three first
fingers with the fourth delicately
raised, she dropped the heel upon the
strings, and as I gave th�� signal,
drew the bow down with a fine free
sweep of arm aud wrist to the full
extent; then dropping her wrist, she
brought the bow back to Its first
position with a masterly grace.
But not a sound came from the useless Instrument. The Illusion was not
to be kept up. With her chin still
on the violin she looked at mo laughing and said���
" Is that anything like it, Mr. Holderness ?"
"It Is admirable," said I; "you
have surely tnkon lessons already."
" No, but I have seen tho violin
played, and I have practised using
the bow." ,
"Ay, ay!" thought I; "and before
a'glass, too,  I'll warrant."
I procured a proper Instrument for
Miss Goddard, und did my best to
teach her to play It. going three times
a week to Highgate, and sometimes
four, for it occurred frequently that
from oue cause or another she could
not tako a lesson. There was a dress
she must alter, or a friend she must
visit, or some sueh excuse ; but more
often she would say���
" It's not a bit of good trying to
teach me to-day, for I'm not In an inclination to learn. I shall lose my
temper and tax yours to no purpose
The fact is she had no deep love for
music, aud hor ambition to become a
public player was uot sufficiently
strong to make her overcome her disinclination to serious study.
Nobody scolded her for her want of
perseverance; people are Just as Illogical iu their indulgence to an amiable
and beautiful girl as they are iu their
harshness towards girls who are ill-
tempered and plain. And hor faults
were uot the outcome of au ill-conditioned na'ture, but rather the result
of careless education.
" We are more to blamo than ahe
Is," said Joan, the eldest of the three
sisters, aud a remarkably plain, sensible young woman; " we have flattered and petted hor, humored her
caprices and encouraged her extravagance, and we must not be intolerant
because she is���want we have made
Nevertheless, Madge suffered for her
faults. She was extremely sensitive,
aud when her sisters were unwontedly
quiet, she would conclude that thoy
were brooding over her faults or follies.
Sometimes, stung by self-reproach,
sho would work with surprising ou-
ergy and assiduity.
" If you see me growing Pile, tell me
to do my duty," site said to me oue
At theso times she mado great progress. Unhappily, tho times were of
short duration, and at tho eud ol a
fortnight or so Bhe would present herself Without her riddle, and lu a eoux-
lug tone say���
" Don't talk to mo seriously to-day.
I���i shall cry If you do."
It was no good reminding her of her
duty then. Aud I wua as ready to Indulge her ao anyone else. To tell the
truth, I wus n bad teacher, for she
fairly turned my head.
" Miss Goddard, It is useless for me
to pretend to teach you. I am au old
fool, and cannot command proper respect aud attention from you; there-
torn it is my duty to give up the pretence, and tell your papa to find someone more capable to I'll! my place."
That is wliat I ought to have said.
But I did not say anything of the
I kind, aud was ready to talk about my
orchestra, or play snatches from the
aew work In rehearsal, or anything
else, at  Miss  Goddard's  bidding.
My scruples might have led me to
res.gn my position as her teacher, had
I been paid for teaching. But I was
not paid. Potter tioddarJ never mentioned a word about terms or offered
to reimburse me for the violin I nad
purchased for his daughter.
There was a very good reason for
that; tho man never had any money.
He was unconscionably lazy, and as
vain us a peacock.
Joau and Cicely paid all the hills
and kept things going ou. They were
hard-working, excellent girls both:
Joan plain and matter-of-fact, with
a great fund of good sense and good
feeling; Cicely simple, naive, and
very pretty���though uot for a moment to be compared with Madge in
anything except the clearness
and peach-like softness of her complexion.
Cicely was engaged to Horace
Clinton, and they were a very falrly-
matched couple. Clinton was a gentlemanly, good-looking young man,
amiable and estimable in most
thing.-, though not so strong and
virile as I like men to bo. His hair
was very soft and curly, anil oue
little lock would fail over hi- forehead, uud he could not pronounce the
letter R. But I believe these peculiarities were natural, ami not the
result of affection, so he is not to
be thought III of ou thin account. He
made money by designing pictures for
the lids of bon-bon boxes, .though he
tried to keep th * fact secret, feeling
that this stylo of work was derogatory to his character as an artist.
But it enabled him to keep his mother aud father, and to offer a home
to Cicely, which was more than Potter Goddard could have attempted to
do; so he did wrong to scoff at bonbon  boxes.  I think.
Joan was not engaged, nor had sho
auy admirer at that time.
"Madge and Cicely must marry and
go away before anyone will look at
me," said she.
It looked as if Cicely would marry
first; I thiuk she postponed her
marriage for the sake of her family.
It was as much as her efforts, united with Joan's, could do to make
ends meet at Sunnyslde. Left to herself, Joan could uot avoid debt aud
Madge hinted this to tne wheu wa
were aloue one afternoon.
"Cicely wants to be married, aud
she could marry to-morrow if she
chose," said she, "but she toils like
a little slave, and hides her trouble,
and all for���oh, I am worse than
good for nothing !" Theu Hhe, ran upstairs and brought dowu hor violin,
and worked hard for threo weeks after that.
As Joan pointed out, it was useless
for Madge to seek engagement as a
teacher of the piano. She was so
beautiful that she would be sure to
get Into trouble. Who couldn't help
people tailing la love with hor. It
would never do for hor to go into a
private family. Aud schools have to
be careful. All tbat was' no fault of
Of course, there wa.s the probability that she would marry before long;
only the probability was rendered
vague by the fact that ever since
the age of sixteen she had beea surrounded with admirers, and had
never yet found ouo that she could
like well enough to engage herself to.
"I don't know what is the mutter
with me." she said, wheu she wus
under ono of her fits of depression, "I
try to do right, yet all goes wrong.
I can't eveu like any oue well enough
to he his wlie."
Those fits of depression were frequent. Most people saw her when
she was in high, boisterous spirits,
and thought her careless aud giddy.
Yet I know that she was more frequently unhappy than gay.
And she deserved to he unhappy,
some would say, thinking only that
she was Idle and vain and frivolous.
But that Is not my way of thinking.
I say that beautiful women are more
to be pitied than envied, and the next
bjesslng to a good heart that can
be bestowed ou a girl is a plain,
homely face.
One day when Madge had mastered her part In Herald's horceau
(arranged for violin and piano), 1
asked Potter to stay at home on
the following Monday and hear her
play It by way of encouraging her
In further endeavor. He gave me his
We made a music stand of an easel,
and set It In the middle of tho room
where Madge wished to play; I
went to the piano, and Potter seated himself on the black box which
contained his properties.
Madge was In high spirits that
day, and as-she took her place a little on one side of the ousel, her young
fresh face sparkled with blushing
Potter was very proud o" his
daughter, and fond or her In hi* selfish way, and as he swung his foot
to and fro, filling his pipe, iie loolted
at her through his half-closed eyes,
hts hoad on ouo side, critically. I
struck the noto for-her to tune her instrument
She had brought It to tho proper
pitch, and was drawing a long note
to make sure, when she caught sight
of ber father, and a roguish smile
broke over her [ace.
"Are you ready?' I asked,
"trait a hit I' cried Potter, who
had put his pipe in his mouth, aud
was now, with his hands, hold horizontally, forming an Imaginary Iranie.
"Come here, Holdernoss,'' [crossed
to his side, ""Wouldn't that nuke a
folly pluturo, eh ?'
Madge know what was going on In
her fathers mind, ami maintained the
pose that hnd excited his admiration
���her bow over the violin with tiu
most exquisite turn lu her beautiful
wrist, het rose-tipped little finger
np, her Whltd thia dimpled on th
brown violin, her head a little inclined, and that arch smile animating her lovely lace and eyes.
"Capital subject, eh?���that ought
to   take, Jack.*
I -admitted thnt If he could paint
o picture like the original, It must
command success.
"I'll do it!** he cried, with r-nthu-
slasm���"therea    that forty-eight  by
tUirvy-ttuc i primed lu the uu.umu will
b<* jus*-, cnu ihing," aud he turned to
the pUd ot un.iah.hed canvases belaud
" Whnt do you think of my giviy
velvet, papa ?' usked Madge, who
was as mau as her father.
"The \cry thing, with a
ing, strong background,'
Potter, searching for the
"Look alive; nothing like
the Iron while it's hot.'
Madge wanted no incentive; slio
threw down her violin, and sped away
to change ner dress. I crossed the
room, sadly disappointed, aud closed
the pfano, ior which thero was no further use.
"A protty method of encouraging a
girl in serious studies," I grumbled ;
"a wise course to take with a vain,
a spohed child, whoso future happiness depends upon her becoming
staid and reasonable 1'*
When I thmk now of the vital Intiu-
enoe that picture had upon the girls
destiny, 1 wonder what the conse-
quenuwa would have been had hor
lather,  ut this Junjtuiv, acted tike a
prudent man.
"Never mind,' thought I, as I left
���Sunnyslde; "his enthusiasm will have
worked Itself out by to-morrow and,
on V�� ednueday, wo ean return ouce
more  to serious things"
Bnt, cm Wednesday, I found AEadge
standing In ner gray velvet, nud her
father smoking and painting, just
as i ii-nu mit them on Mouday, auU,
on 1-rjduy. It was ]u.-,t tlio sume,
though tne weather had cleared up,
and the sun tempted people into
the  open air.
"It is ii most extwia'wdlmiwy
thing,' said Horace Clinton. "Potter
has never Doou known to work for
thwea consecutive days lu the'whole
course oi his extwa vvdluuwy ca-
He surprised everybody, and those
most who know him best.
Oue can account ' tor his perseverance in two ways. In tlie first
place, he had succeeded in painting
u. remarkably good picture in a very
short (-pace of tluu; and secondly,
his daughters had conspired to flatter
him to the cop of his bent, impelled
thereto by the hopo that he might
be got to finish tne picture iu time
to send it to the Academy.
Potter nau always expressed groat
contempt for the Royal Academy, declaring tnat thoso hrtlsts who
wer-: out oi the exhibition had more
reason to be proud than those
whose works were accepted; nevertheless, when the work wus finished
and set up In frame, and he had admired it as much as an}' ono else, lie
consented, though with pretended lu-
differeuce, to its being sent lu. After
���that, it was rather amusing to see
with what caution ho packed it in a
case, and how carefully ho held It, as
the cab drove away with liim to
Burlington House.
Wo were all anxious for the result.
There was a fortnight of suspense,
and then we grew more hopeful wheu
the first batch of rejections were
out, and Potter had received no message from the hanging committee;
from that timo, Potter was never
absent Irom tho house when the
postman called. I was at Sunny-
side when at length the official let-
tor was handed to nim. He had not
the courage to open it; Madge took
it from his hands, aud having broken
the seal,  exclaimed���
"A varnishing ticket, papa. Oh I
am to bo In the exhibition I" And
theu she flung her arms round her
father's neck, anil kept her face on
his shoulder, to hide the tears that
hud sprung tu her eyes.
I hud got four stalls from tho manager for that night, and it was arranged that Joan antl Cicely should
moet as ut the doors of the theatre,
so I had the pleasure of seeing them
when Madge put the varulshlng ticket in their hands. It was touching
to see their delight. As I went Into
my orchestra, I saw all their heads
together, and I knew what they were
talking ubout. I glanced round from
time to time during the performance,
and found thom more often whisper-
lug together than listening to what
was going on. Nevertheless, I am
sure that no one in the theatre enjoyed tho evening more than they did.
Wheu I saw them, on coming out,
it had been decided that Mudge could
not go to tho Academy in the gray
velvet, because It would attract at-
teution, and look as if sho wished to
Identify hersolf with the portrait,
hut they were to go through Regent
street after school tho next day, all
three, and choose something to be
made up at once lor the first of May.
The two elder sisters nover fora momont to think that now dresses
were necessary for them. It wae
like the story of Cinderella reversed.
" I wonder if many people wiil stop
to look at my portrait ?" said Madge,
" und whether the newspaper critics will say anything about It?"
" Oh, of course they will," suid Cicely, who, as I have said, was -very
simple and naive; " they always must
find fault with something."
" Perhaps no ono but us will know
it's lu the exhibition," said Joan,
with her usual common sense; "It
may be stuck rigli*. up In a corner, as
Horace's picture was last year."
"If they sky my work, It's tho
last I shall let them have," said
Potter, an It la a vision he saw tho
general public, nad the whole hanging committee all agog Ior the paintings of P.  P. Goddard.
(To be Continued.)
Smith and Brown collide in turning
Smith���Oi:, dear, now you did mnko
my  head  ring!
Brown (testily)���That's a. sign it's
Smith���Why, didn't your head ring 7
Brown���No, It ilhl not,
Smith���That's a. sign It's cracked.
"How is this, Colonel, about you people electing  n  t mperance candidate
down your wuy ?"
"Well, Bah," said the Colonel, 'Til
tell you. We did it out of pity. We
thought that a mau who never had
taken n drink In his life ought to
have something to make life seem a
little less dreary to him, sab."
ii THE WEEKLY NEWS, OCT. 8,  1895.
Published cvary Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
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Notices   of Births,   Marriages   and
Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.
No Advcrtiament Inserted for less than
50 cents.
Tuauay, Oct. 8,1805,
We notice that tl-e discussion with
reference to the House of Lords goes
on. Thc feeling thai it should bu made
elective is steadily gaining ' favor.
I'eers by virtue of ability and fdncss
and not by virtue of birth, is Britain's
covered with a fleur-de-lis rarpet.   The .
ceiling nf the chancel and main part ts ���
arched and lofty, and constructed with
ov.d panels formed in squares, ar each cor j
.ier of whi( h then- is a rosette, ail finished i
in the natural grain.   The walls are of
plaster, light buff in color, anrl the  win  l
dow-v principally mullion, and furnishing !
an aouodanee of light. Double -swinging
doors covered with red b.iize lead Irom
a capacious vestibule into the chun h.   A
tine bell, .1 present from Mr. Sam   Davis !
wilt soon he placed in  ihs rupola.    Mr.
Ken. Sharp -va-; the architect and   Grant |
& McCregir the contractors,
Trinity chinch was formally opened for 1
. *1900 I divine worship on tjunday, Sept.  39th
.'.    i"" ( with appropriate ceremonies, vim venera* ;
���jj^Jjj1   ble Archdeacon Scriven conducting ihe |
uu ia 1 services assisted by Rev. J. X. Wil lemur, j
'-*0 I The luhtr churches uf the. town nour.cou** !
I ly dropped onc service each, and the at
tendance, espetiad,.'in  thf evening, se  !
viat-iy taxed the seating capneityt   The '
i ladies had finely decorated ihechanccl nnu ,
; auditorium    wiih   evergreens,    flower-
1 and plants, and   the   choir, reinforced ;
1 for the   nccasion, admirably   rendeied ,
i the musical   parts'.   The services wcri
j beautiful and doepi*/ impressive.
We  have  nearly  all  our Ncw  Fall and Winter stuffs in Stock
Don't you make a purchase without first taking a look  through  our
We mean tc do the business this fall
to sell. Drop in anyhow, when in Nan;
pleased to show you our
stock whether you
ave marked the goods
We will be more thaa
buying or not.
Nanaimo, B. C.
B.  C.
Manufacturers of Handmade  Sand  Stoc
Special   Pattern
Sow   On   Hand   por Chimney   Heads,
The action of the Governor of Tc:;*is
in convening the legislature for the
purpose of passing needful legislation to
prevent the stale being digraced bv thc
Corbett- Fitzsimmons* mill, deserves the
plaudit of all order loving people. Public sentiment should stamp out lighting
as a means of livelihood.
Prance owes it to herself to give
that eminent scientist ancl benefactor o!
his race, M. Pasteur, i national funeral.
The glory ol a nation is in her great men*
and women, nnd Fr.inre has been singularly blessed with both.
It is said that the failure of Peary to add
tothe world's knowledge ofthe regions ol
the north pole will prevent further urctir
explorations for sonic years. We doubt it.
Not until the frozen north yields up its
secret will the daring Saxon race cease
its .assaults upon it. Sooner or later
all obstacles will be removed
As next year will be the centenary
of Robert Burns���thc cottage poet���our
Gaelic friends of Union should organize
for a grand celebration. A day of sports
and evening of songs and speeches
would be appropriate.
Marriage is always ,m interesting ceremony, i>ui the welding ol Mr. Prank 11.
hmiih and Miss Josie McMulan, at the
Trinity Church last Thursday evening
>��as unuui.illyso. The new church which
had never belore been the theatre of snch
.1 scene was tastefully dressed wtth flow
ers, while ornamental plants nestling in
bright vase*; were arranged in an artistic
.ind effective way ��� the woik of Miss
Skinner and Mrs Buckmnn. Genuine
orange blossoms ��� the gift of Japtain
Pillsbury of the Minncoln, and br<iughi
ill the way from Southern California,
gave forth theii sweet fragrance in happj
Mr. Robert Watkin and Mr. Ken.
Sharp acted as ushers anil shortly alter
seven the building was crowded to ihe
very doers, and not a few came unable
to gain admittance,
both lhe bride ant! groom were members of the choir, which re-enfuiced fur
the occasion by additional talent, were in
lheir places and when the biirlr-1 parly
entered, sang with splendid effect, "The
voice thai breathed o'er Eden.." Mr.
Chas. Watson, in whose familv Miss
McMillan hud lived as a member
loi a number of years, gave away the
j bride. Miss Flora Utdle Watson was
bridesmaid and Mr. Sterling II. Riggs
acted as best man. The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. J. X. Willemar, in
accordance with the beautiful ritual of the
Knglish church. A pleasing incident was
ihe ringing by the choir as a part of the
ceremony "Thy will be done"��� a wull
known favorite wuh the bride.
At the close nf ihe ceremony the bridal
party slowly moved to the ve.-dibule, as
the strains ofthe wedding march floating
out, and followed by the proverbial shower of rice, entered their carriage and
were driven to Comox. where Mr. and
Mrs. Smith boarded me Joan for their
wedding trip, Mr. Rigg, and Miss Wat-
1 *$.m reluming tn Union.
A number uf elegant presents were received, bin their publication is not desired,
A bouquet in the hard of ihe bridesmaid
was composed of Dowers grown in Little
River gardens���the gift of Mr. Miller, and
the elegant bracelet which encircled her
wrist was presented by Mr. Frank Ii.
Mr. Smith and wife will visit theSound
Cities and return in about a  fortnight to j
occupy their   charming  naw  residence, ;
corner of Windemeie avenue ar.d Filth j
THE Nkws takes pleasure in joining
their many friends in hearty congratulations.
1'1'T'iT.l', VEGETAI1LES,
R. CREECH,  Prep.
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
Best of Bread, Cakes a
Pies always   on hand.
The Bread Cart  will
Courtenay and Comox
day-; and Fridays.
Adderton <k Rowbothara,
Riverside Ms!-*
Courtenay, B, 0.
Goo. Dunbar, Picp.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
UNION HAY. 11   0,
Having taken ihis house, except tin-
bar, 1 shall be pleased to receive lhe
patronage of llie public.
Hoard per week, ��� i;.
Single meals ��� 25 ce:.t-.
T.J. I'iercy.
t:o.t shop.
On BuBsmiiir Ave,, Mm
Cor. 2N11 anii Duns****ir Ave,
Wheie 1 am prepared to do all kinds
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
The Famous
II1H 5: SiiC, St. .Tames
Saw 111,
b work
Ami will endeavor to give satisfaction ara'.
hope lo receive
a fair share of f*   TT   T-irlvIl
public patronage. v>* * *��� A *"*> L'*-1*
Brier History of tha English Church
Movement In Union- JlscrlpUon
ot the New Church - opening
The Graven steins,' Hen Davis, Wealthy
und twenty ounce Pippins and Cne's
Gulden Drop Plum which took i rst urizc
;it tbe Comnx Exhibition and were exhibited bv S. Creech, were grown on King &
Casey'-, ranch, and genermiti share of
which was received at this office, foi
which The Nkws bows in editorial acknowledgement,
Sash and Doot
���0 -lo :.i -0���
A. HASLAM, Prop\
(1*. 0. Drawer "ii. 'l'nluplione fall, MD
%'P' A complete slock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Abo
.Shingles, laths, I'u kets, Doors, Windows'and Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
.Sawing, Turning, and all  kinds
of wood tintshing furnished.
Cedar.   White Fine.   Redwood.
Lowest CASH Price
To order
,Vi. ."���'������nl for Suniplcs,  Prom pi tUtllvwy.
MjUl til gUANttlU'cdi
Union Sow Mill.
The first church of England services in NOTIOjS  OF ASSIGNMENT
Union were held on lhe evening of April |
22, 1894.   A committee of management
was chosen, composed of James McKnn,
sen., Dr. Lawrence, and Charles Watson,
and regular evening services  established
111 the new school house, wuh Rev. J. X. NOTICE is hereby given that Robert
Willemnr as rector. The last Easier ves- ! Graham curving on business 111 the Dis-
trv elected the following: people's warden tnct of Conv��, Hruish Columbia as an
���Mr, II. P. Collis; minister's warden��� : Hotel Keeper has by Deed tinted tlm
Dr. R Lawrencei sidesmen: Chas. Wat- '��h day of September, 1 .*-4<j5 assigned
son. and James McKim. sen.    Two lots I "U his real and  personal estate  ivhntso
Pursuant to csti'.Di pors trust iikbhs
iiham 1
Society     Card.?
1. O. O. F,
Ml   .11
had been donated by the Union Colliery
Co, to ibe society for church purposes���-
the same has been given to other church
societies, and preparations were nt once
begun to create a building fund for the
erection ofa suitable church edifice, and
the following building committee chosen:
Rev. J. X Willemar, chairman; Chas.
Waison, secretary; James McKim, sen,
treasurer; II. P, Collis, Dr. Lawrence,
Frank 11. Smith, Fred Cox, Ken. Sharp,
and David Jones.
Work on the building nf the church was
commenced about July 1, and it was com
pleted only a few days ago. It is purely
Gothic in design, nntl presents a fine perspective as will be seen b\ the cut at the
head   of this article, a pencil drawing
ever, to John llruce nf lhe lown nf Cumberland in ihe said Province for lhe pur
pose of sausf*. ing ra'.cablv and porpntion-
ately and without preference or priority
his ihe said Robert Grahams' creditors,
The said Deed was executed bv the
said Robert Gr'.ihnm and the said John
llruce on the 121I1 day ol .September
1805. and ihe said Assignee has under-
t tker, and accepted the trusts created by
the said Deed.
All persons having claims agninst the
said Debtor, Robert Graham, must forward and deliver lull particulars of ihe
same fully verified lo said John llruce, at
Courtenay, H. C. on or before the 261I1
day of October, 1895.
Union Lidge, I. O. O. F��� meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited 10 attend.
Win. Anthony, R. S.
Hiram Uii-o No 14A.F .& A.M..B.C.R
Cnurlc'iny B.C,
Lodge meets on every Saturday nil or
belore the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
R. S, McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No, 100, C. 0.
0. F��� meet in iheii lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday al 8 p. tn. Visiting brethren
cordiallv invited lo attend.
I. M. Fulton, Sec.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
St corner Joan
On ancl after Mar. 32nc:
& Young,
for the Assignee.
nf which was kindly made for us bv Chief j Dated al   District  nf Coniox  tliis
day ol September 1895.
Constable Hutchison. Thc building i
25 by 51 feet, with a seating capacity for
170. The chancel runs across thc east
end and is 15 feet deep and is separated
frnm the rest of the building hv a lofty-
arch thrown up from the floor. The chancel contains a new   Esie organ, and  is I "*"USStore,
SpHng medicines lor elPTiniring;
the system and blood at Plmbury's
Cumberland Encampment,
No. fi,  I. 0. 0. F.,   Union.
Meets lirst and third Wedneseays of
I each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
1 Brethren cordiallv invited to attend.
Wm. Anthony, Scribe.
Kelson Camp Nn, 44 of lhe Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every other Monday even
mg ai 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Geo. Mull, Secretary, j
Thc Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
GALLING AT WAY POUTS us iiassciiKiin
nnil frulnht may oll'ur
Lea ��-o Vietorla, Ttiewltiy. 7 n, m.
" Nanaimo for Comox, Wodiionrliiy, 7 a. in
Leave Oouiox for Nnnalmo,     Fridays,7u.m.
"     Naiviiniu for Vlctorln   Saturday, 1 n,*n
For freight or state rooms apply oil
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Misa BB. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hai-d and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
itcs by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R.Grant & L. Mounce, Prnprs,
I e>m prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C.
^ THE WEEKLY NEWS, OCT. 8, 1895.
The new band leader is here.
Mr. C. H. Barker of Barker & Potts,
lawyers, is at his branch office here.
Miss Metizies was a passenger on the
Joan to Nanaimo '-'riday.
Dr. Baker, dentist, has returned to
Mr. Rirhatdson of Campbell & Co.,Vic
tona tailors is in town.
Mrs. James Abrams who has heen visiting friends in Nanaimo, returned Wetlncs
W. C. l'ierce, and M. Kelly of lhe
Elue studio, Nanaimo, are up here fora
F. McB. Young of Varwood & Voting
returned Friday, expected here in a week
or so
Ladies, when you want a dress made
cheap and pretty, call on Miss A. Ferguson, at the Waverly Hotel.
Mr, B.C. Randall left on the Joan Friday. After a few weeks he will sail for
Mrs. Miller nf Little River has been
visiting fnr a day or two viitli Mrs. Lewis
of Courienay.
Mr. Stevenson ofthe great dry goods
house of Nanaimo, whose branch store
here is becoming prominent, was in town
Wednesday and Thursday.
The Shropshire ram exhibited by Mr.
Greorge Heatherbell at Courienay, taking first prize was a beauty. It is fall
pedigreed, weight I joih, and attracted
marked attention.
.1*83 one
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd si
and Dunsmuir Ave, Union,
oppositt: to the Thk News,
j where 1 will keep in stock and
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in my
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, and carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
i.s respectfully solicited,
Weslc-y Willard
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Tims   Table   No.   24,
i'o take effoct at 8.00 a. m.  on Friday,  April   Sth    1E��5.   Trains    ,
run  on Pacific  Standard
Onion lines
ii i*r
y.-Ji-. ���
g. Ley.
_ - -mm*:
5   P
���\   Full  Line of  Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
ami   Rugs,   and  cur
C c1e brat ed
woven v. ire
Persons using the mules and horses of
the Union Colliery   Co. without parous
slot) wilt be prosecuted according to law.
F.D. Little, Supt.
All persons driving over the wharf or
oririges in Coniox district faster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according in
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent.
Courtenay, May 13th, 189;.���To all in
terested: I have this day appointed Mr
To.11 Heckensell to coiled all ciutsianth
ing accounts due to die .-\nlev estate during my lempnry absence from ihe district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
Any person nr persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union llre.very Company Lid of Nanai
111.1, will he prnsecu'ed. A liberal reward
will he paid for information lending lo
\V. E. Norris, Sec'v
Notary Public.
Agent. Tor tlie Alliance Firo
Insurants Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix of
Agent Ior the Provincial
Building and Loan Association of Toronto	
Union, B C.
'':;���.,: . ' '���> ���'���;.. :-
'������~ ts.'-~~. ';" '-'.* -���' i-
UNION,   B.   C.
Will handle all kinds of goods.
ine tiding
tora Produce
Give us a call
Otlteo Ileum 2, Mel'lion & Monro B'ld's and at
1'. o. DR.UVHR   18.
".i.ll-'.v. I  :_'
in.I sin   ;'������',:
S 11*4 :
y<.. %
In Separate
v c  I*rep
!< a
On Fridays,  Saturdays end SuKdayn
Itcjtun* Tickets will h \ isaito.1 botwoon nil
polntB for af'iro tuid a ir-mirtur, good for re*
tnni not later than Suiidny.
R'*tum TIclcpta for one and a lialf ordltmrj
fnl'O mny bo puielnwcd' daily Lo nil polFtt',
good for  bovpii days, including day of Ibsuu
No KcUiin Tickets i-s-u-M for a fnro ancl
������utivter where ilia siiifjlu fara is Lweiilj-liv
Through rntos bofcween Victor].** find Como?;
Mileage niidCommul*��tioti Ticket -c:in he ob
l tiiiodoii a.i��*pllontiou Co Ticket Aftwit, VictoiJn
Uuncitn's nnd Nanaimo Stations.
a. puxaMt.tR,        josi-.wr hunter.
Proiident. Ouu'l Supl
Oen. Fruiir-lit ond Passencor Apt.
I have moved iwn my new shop on
First St. next in tlie Customs olT.ce, where
I nm prewired to nvinufr.ctiirc .ind repair
all kinds of men's women's, and children's
shoes,    Give me a call.
Ne*soii Parks.
F. Curran
e/ryy.y:yy.ryyyyy/ /. yyyty.yr.
J. A. Ca**thew
Notice is hereby ejven that there will
bu a meeting of ihe creditors of the as.
signed estate of F, A. Anley of Uoion II
C. at the Riverside Hotel, Courtenay, on
the 25th day of Octotober, 1S05. at which
meeting I will submit a statement of lhe
condition of said estate and ask to be
discharged as assignee.
Sept., 24, 1805.
\V. A. Mathewson, assignee
"HEALTH AOT,   1803."
Notice is hereby given tnat *' An Act
respecting ihe Public Health "is now in
force, and that under the provisions cf
the said Act Alfred T. Watt, of the City
of Victoria, Esquire, M.U. has been appointed Secretary of The Provincial
Board of health.
Provincial Secretary,
Provincial Secretary's Offlco,
mii September. IK
Dave Anthony's
Cigar   and   Fruit   Store
Snd  and "Dunsmuir Ave.
Cash subscribtions received so far are
jam Uavis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
WGIeason, $5; W. Roy, $-,; Dr. Law-
rete, $5; L Mounce $51 1. McKim &
So*; $2,501 A. C. Fulton, $2. E. Pimbu
ry 1 Co. 2.50; 0. H, Fechner, $2; T. D.
Mc.ean, $2; W. F. Lawson, $1; R. San-
ser,*i; G. H. ,Scoii,$i; Thos. Horn, $1
Cas( $2
Tls lisl will he kept standing until the
canvw is closed, and will be milled to
as Ascriptions .arc received. Help
along lie good work.
��� b.c:
W.H.Davidson,   U-fl||CJ:"
Lessee.   *MJ *jj $ .j" I
ii, li. lliUUUdilii,
Heiise and Sip Painter,
Paper-Manging, Kal.-otnining
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, 15. 0.
Wecopduct eveiV branch nf tV: \1W!j*s|Lw ,
Undertaking   Business   i*-cl'jdin^��^^^^^%
Embalming, and keep all necessa       " '""       *"'u
ry supplies
cOK**IP���ACrCP.S .��-**.T:D ���S*rj-IL"*D'E*HS
Grant -!��� McGrtmor
��s    1
Puntiedge Bottling W
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
��� -        MANUKACTUKEU OF
Oarsaparttlla, Champagne Cider. Iron iT.r,.<-p':at.os nnd Syrupp.
Bottler  ot  Different  Brando  of   Lager  Beer,   attain Beer and Porter
Agent for thu Union lirt.w>.xy Company.
ICECt *3*3"E;"H SCIj'JD FOH     JkSIM C*N*LTrT
tft   ���<���&
ouksts.   First class accommoda'i ion
By the month, $25.
By   the   week.    S3.
Single meals, 50 cts.
Tickets  for   21    meals,  S5-C0
',1-.. iW'cS" ri',:*-sz-
���':��� !/-'-";;'tfe-*>'
Stage and Livery
", 33. C.
of Clc-etas, watches, Sooks
ancl stationery.
Ciiffltolaiul Hotel
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and ncw
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, I'rop.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nannimo
Dealer in the following Bicycles'
II. P. Davis ofToronto
English Wheels, Deaston, '-lumber.
Rudge, New Howe and Whilworih. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied - Repairing a i Office and Works
Specialty.   (Ireat Reduction in Prices,    i -u-^rioir s. c
T. D. McLean
"CTInIOInT, 33. C.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rctes Always on Hand,
,'.   Teasing Promptly Done,  .'.
t':i;.,:.ii��, i;,,.,.!. 1 ... iu tu,��...:g      1 presume tre have used over
^isiy^^EMii-liiii ^1C ]TAlXl bottIe? of.Pi90'9
uj| ^*~.,*A���*s.mii Cure for Conaumption in my
family, and I am continually advibing otlters
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���"W. C. Miltenderger, Clarion, Pa.,
Doc. 20,1894. 1 sell Kbo's Ouro for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���E. S11011EY, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dec.'2Ist, 1894.
0 I o j o j o I o j o 1 o
and [��� ���
G-'D"i*J'SI        Q-TJT3STS!        QTJNSI
My Stock for 1895 is now arriving and  when complete   wil'
be the largest in the Province.
\Yir,tli<*stei'-ii*td Marlin Rifles
IB \ Wood
"���'���yai'*'!:*'--* * - D"����
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
ftl'ili*i';(!i.*-***^ in  every calibie made.
C^:*r-TTr";:'; ��� '���. '���' ���'" V '':'���:'���:���'':��� :<:.-',\e , !��� ii (becner. Ti��dall, W. Kit hi
.- ^i1^^^11 -:-^-:i%lS:*iriSKI:v-* "ul a"hm>Kh s"��i Ci
Tl I'in inn      '."'Wi-'V ���':'-:.;-'i'*i-i-t '���'���.'" "-J.-ai I !���!���'''"���' ���;��� J'lJt 1 Keloail'ng tools, Game hi
liming ; ^^rt^^^f/-->J^ Cai.,,,1^, Poivderand S
Full  Catalogue  now  out.
CHAS.    E,    TISDALL,   Vancouver.
o I o ! 0    o     o j o ' o
Vt/atchmaker and Jaweler
General worker in Metals
.Jobbing of ail kinds
'I'liii-'l Strnot, nciir
Nr.w.i Dlilce.
H. A. Simpson
Nanaimo Ci��ar Factory
1 Eorrlater* S- Solicitor, No's 2 & 4 ! ,
Commercial Street. I Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
jstabtjilIMO,   s. c
Drs. Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
"���"TiTicnsr ��� c.
Baston Street
Nanaimo B. 0.
Maiiufitcturcs the finest cigars an
employe.-, none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when vim ran obtain II SUPERIOR  Aim.
Gourlonay r.i il tlio Bay will he visited ovor)
Weitnosday aCternooa for tlie purpose of eon
Pot'onts 10 itdlntiwro will rooolvo curly ui     CI.K foi (he snme money
t-'i t.itui en roroipi of tolephone moBsti^u- 10; FARM AND BARM.
Seasonable Notes of Interest to
Qiimrs chief mnirai
Tlm extra effort and management
bfrmr the profit. Average effort
'asritktr* the average farmer an average
rivtijff. 'Jin, tu,, ti.i before planting;
(tfJauLt food, in not available n the soli
>  ioa-r-se and lumpy.
Tiie difference in the cost ol grow-
Ian -a good orop and a poor one Is
���-.iv slight. Tbe difference In the
OtuU roBUlt is often thu wide one be-
twoca profit and loss. A little more
*< :���','��� iy aud ;i little more eultlva-
-tton turn tliu Iohm into profit.
PwJiapa barley would bo o good
.:r-*iv &>r some who desire ta decrease
-fttes wheat acreage. Barley requires
-rsbn .;::!���]��� Boil than wheat, and clay
Lti ' ���* the boat lor it. With usually
^po-Ad soil and cultivation it ahould
yUrid more bushels an ucre than
wltea t.
Lot no farmer buy staples lie can
ir*UfC himself. He is paying another
tlhA profit that ho Bhould hav*.'. He
aiuiuld go to market neither for his
garden truck, his fruit, bis berries
aae Itis meat; in fact, a farmer eau
ttve almost wholly within himself if
be will, ;ind livo ou that which is
���rn-sJn-r and better.
Oats can be sown in tlie fei Ll at tha
t*i'ic��!? tlmo with when* or ryo, aud
���.iv.ii relieve tho pressure of HiMin'j;
i*'Hl* Sown after corn or potato s,
*&b#y (���over and protect thnt wblcli
���mvsi-J otherwise, he ii barren soil,
csail the roots prevent washing. Tliey
fflmt-rriah green food, ami are hotter for
Hwlng  jiawtured.
Winter oats stool remarkably ; bave
a��tlff straw, stand np well, andssjem
t>i Iw more productive than spring
<j:>-i**., and ripen two or three weeks
���earlier. Tliey grow too dense to
Tij-tke a good crop with which to how
grass or (-lover, hut come off in time
* - sow crimson clover, for fall pasture
.-jr winter soiling.
a wary satisfactory means of pre-
���veieUnj.*; loss from the onion maggot
��s \n ihe use of kainit, which hjus a
��������Mstderabto insecticide value. It
Shoufd be applied about the roots of
ft-fete plants, five hundred pounda to
"Hae acre; or aa a solution one pound
*S<* Hie gallon of water, and the soil
.thoroughly wetted.
.Aerosfne emulsion has proved of
Stto-t value against the larvae of ins-win about growing garden plants.
es^CCtolly the onion maggot. Make a
-ti'.uUon of two gallons to tbe barrel.
���Bufl soak the ground well; tho rains
<wtll carry It deeper. Lands one
���flfeodked remain no Indefinitely, and
'���rotation of crops should follow.
Our best chance for profit Is iu
"those crops wc hnve been nccua-
-totited to growing aud best know
Slow to cultivate and handle. The
���greatest danger In time'*: of depression
I:>. tn changes, These times come nt
ipretty regular intervals, and can
���nettfoer b*�� o^'-ount'-d in* nor avoided;
Wuby nre like stampedes among
V.row -plenty of torn, but sell it
suul i)'iy bran, beffliiise corn in not
jt* weU-lmianced feeding ration, es-
jf-hl-eially for the growing animals. It
ils heating and fat-producing, and
dta-eft uot make good bone and muscle.
.At tbe same time a pound, half bran
��� and half corn, Is the cheapest diet,
Ifcftc be-si,  and   very much  the safest.
.The horn fly seems to have come to
Tv-'-vy. ���Vi0rf kind of grease or oil rub-
Hw-.l -aver i,be nnimal, especially about
tiie Usad and neck, will keep it from
.-ivu-acfc. This Is nlso a preventive of
'OMmiion "flies, which are so exceedingly :,*Mublesoine, Some to farm stock of
-I*I Kinds. Carbolic acid added will be
-s-96-fettfng to the bites, too.
The best time to change from poor
vfco&te to good is always now. It
with not pay to feed dear grain to
SMior Ktoek. Prices of stock have nd-
���v iM>*.i.td and will advance more nn-
Otfier year, hut ia ail such rises the
��� t.**-*. stock makes more advance than
.���fury ���*ft-'>erl and sooner. Breed from
'lire best.
Did you cut the weeds out of tlv1
���^pTHftare before they went to seed?
T..vik out for the thistle*; do not let
thi* seed mature; cut them early and
-tfiften. Thc pasture*- are short and
-ivy. -3nd any weeds will rob the
tfvtHH. 'N*r*trleoted, there mav be no
-{���mature another yenr tn rob The
-�����--*-������-**���    man    watches     the      "w.*u*.te
��� nlneas."
Copperoa is considered a, useful nre-
���j,-��T.ive of stomnch worms. While
-���U-'.n; are ohject'ons *"0 its hr-lrr ��1
���vn'.M salt, w�� Islleve It ndvl-ahle !)������-
.��������*.*-.*-��� nf tho growing prevaler0�� o'
���Vn����e worms, Mix it with tbe salt
"fed, in about the proportion of One
: .vannl of the copperu-s to ten of     the
Wis Him**  be  surprised   if stockmen
-!.*i not this season store up a, ">w les-
Aoofl which will prove of Inestimable
-value In the future, afl was the case
;*��vve;tr.     During the high priced Ol
���own thore will be n  further rtemon-
��tratlon of the possibilities along the
i-,*-> o* carrying stock through winter
nn 'odder as the chief ration.
gJTage does better for older    thnn
**r younger bessts.      Inferior   grass
teen not mak" good ritagei only that
���,;   aood  quality  approaches Itl   value
that   >f mots and hay for feed,     in
-crafts, ae bay and as siincc. there w
i-n-nC tuuun difference in value,    Sweet
mid sour Hi]tag<- seem  to be of about
��� ,;,*- same worth.
Th-ere is certainly a Inrge waste 01
, io<1 wlien wheat is fed to cattle un-
i it v,;i*i1.     Sheep masticate It
vi;, rt more clearly proves thi
;,i  [stfble   to    feed wheat    to
���wl-w at   a selling   price  witli
iratber tlina to either li-urs, horses or
cattle     There Is yet much different*
,*������. -opinion, though,    nnd    from habit
���earn will be the chief loud for Home
cjm�� to come,
from feeding ani
mals soiling crops over pasturage are
that less land will maintain, a given
number of cows, that tiie food supply is better regulated, that animal-*
do not waste their energies in searching ior food, and that the manure can
all he saved and applied to the soil.
It ie a mistake to have a falling off
iu the milk ut the time of short pasturage.
Cowa "ike a variety of food, and
will eat and digest more if they have
it. They should Iw fed some succulent food at all timea of the year.
They should be fed regularly. If inclined to run down in flesh because
giving 80 much miik, they should
nave carbonaceous food, like coru
meal, to keep them in condition. They
\\ 111 eat leas coarse tood If fed much of
that whicli is concentrated, and the
cost  will be increased.
With a ift'lnteg dairy the farmer
cau grow cheap foods in the summer
oud convert it into high priced butter in the winter, and find a readier
market, but he must have fresh cows,
excellent shelter and ample food prepared in season. The best results are
procured by having everything ready
In advance.
The Ohio station say. that the
same amount of dry matter fed to
steers has produced aliout three
times as much live weight as it produced butter fat when fed to cows in
the same quantity and kind. Thus,
when a pound of butter fat Is worth
three times us much as a pound of
live meat, the profits are about
equal, not counting the cost of butter nuking.
Good butter can be made even with
the thermometer up In the nineties,
but not in the cellars nor spring
houses as they are usually kept.
There are too many damp, unclean
cracks in them. Hurry the milk from
tiie stable as quickly as possible into
a clean, dry room. Set it uot more
than an Inch and a halt deep In tlie
pans, and skim as soon as ready, and
put the cream In a cool place, if you
have to lower it into the well.
The separator is based upon the
principles of economy of labor and
economy of material. It lifts the
drudgery from the shoulders of the
women folks, and it solves the    pro*
An Interesting Interview Witt Mrs,
(Rev.) F. B. Stratton,
t it Is
The   advantage.-'
Idem of transportation of the milk;
and the skim miik is left in the best
possible shape for feeding to the
calves and other young stock. They
are uot cheap, but their advantage*
make them worth  their cost.
Wo can uot but approve the t"n-
dency which is still dechiedly in the
direction of labor Having farm machinery, and this is especially notable
in the dairy world. The farm sep-
artitor is usually run by tread power,
but a " buby" separator is now being run by steam generated by aud
for a  stehm feed cookor.
Feed enough of a mixed ration to
increase the quantity of a co��'*s milk,
and the product wiil be the best she
can give. It is now established that
an extra quantity of nutritious food
witl not Increase the percentage of
Imrter fats. Extra quality can be
looked for only iu tlie improvement
of breeds and judu-iou**- aeloctiou.
t'mning ts t-ouietlines deferred until
tree**' are ia lent', to avoid " bleeding,'
Harm i*eldotn follows this practice, hut
It t�� well to remember that it is always a check to vitality and vigor.
There are various varieties of youug
apples which are the better for being pruned while In leaf. Wood
growth renders thetu slow in bearing,
on good soil.
Go among your orchard trees often
enough to perceive their wants* There
Is work to be done, peculiar to each
month Clean up the windfalls now,
and, it the tree is ovor burdened1,
gather and market some of the fruit,
Tliis is the season to gather the brush,
briars, large Weeds and rol ber c-prouts
for a   iMintitre.
A full peach tree which is thoroughly thinne-l of its fecit will fill as in; nv
baskets at matuiity aa when left
alone, and the product will be better
and more valuable. The maturing
of so many seeds is what rol**** a tree
or fts vitality, and is the cause of
alternate " off years.'
Fruit growing promises a good reward in the near future, Au Increasing export demand affords a mnrket
lor selected products. Evaporation
Is a recognized auxiliary, and affords
an outlet for the surplusiige and the
defective fruit. Horticulture is not
extending as rapidly as our increase
In population.
Despite the impression to the contrary, trees dug ;*i the fall and "'heeled
:n" are equal to fresh dug trees in the
HpKng. The flow of sap is retarded nnd
reduced, and the wood *.s ripened nnd
better able to withstand the frost.
They can be planted earlier, and for
this rensou will have a better chance
to grow.
It Is more and more generally admitted that the 'nil is the better time
for setting out iruit trees. Less pressure of business enables nurserymen
to get them out lu better shape and
to handle them quicker,, aud the
climate is less fickle. If to Iw heeled
!n, do not leavo them exposed to
fmsts and drying winds.
Ia making elder for vinegar have
the conscience to use sound, clean
fruit. It Is not wise to shalto the
apples and then let them Ile for days
tn their bruised condition. Use wnoden
mills, and do not poison nor discolor
with iron rtret or lead pipes, L"t
there bo no foreign element added to
promote Its "making," but let lime
do the work wholly.
When watering plants or trens, re-
member that a superficial sprinkling
will start a growth of new rootlets
near the surface ofthe ground, which
a hot sun may Kill easily. iMt on
sufficient water to thoroughly non***
th'1 ground above the roots.
If one wishes to water fresh planted
shrubbery, 'tis best to have a mulch
nrnnnd It to prevent the soil from
puddling, and a little water thus applied will do more irood than double
tin- quantity without a protection to
the ground. Loose earth after surface
cultivation serves the same purpose.
Juat what you need if you are troubled witli aching corns, Putnam's
Painless Corn Extractor acts in this
way. It makes no sore spots, nets
speedily, removing tlie worst corn In
twenty-four hours. Putnam's Corn
Extractor,  the  ouly  sure  corn   cure.
Threatened With l-araly*-s���Weak, Ema
elated and Uuahle to Stand Fatigue-
Pink PlllO KeHtore Her Health.
(From ttie Napanee Beaver.)
The Rev. F. B. Stratton, or Selby, is
one of the best known minister*-! in
Bay of Quinte Conference, of which
body he ia the President. During the
two years Mr. Stratton has been stationed nt Selby, both he aiul Mrs.
Stratton have won hosts of friends
among all classes for their unassuming and sincere Christian work. Soni"
time ago Mrs. Stratton was attacked
with partial paralysis, and her restoration having been attributed to
the use of br. WlUlnius' I'ink Pills, a
reporter oi the Beaver wa.s sent to
interview her. In reply to the reporter's question Mrs. Stratton said
that she iiad been greatly benoiited
by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and was
perfectly willing to give her experience tiiat those similarly afflicted
might be bene ited. Mrs. Stratton
said that before moving to Selby she
had been greatly troubled by a numbness coming over her >ides and arms
(partial paralysis) which, when she
moved, felt as though hundreds ol
ueedles were sticking in t'ue llesh. For
over a year she had been troubled
hi this way, with occasionally a dizzy
spell. She was becoming emaciated
and easily fatigued, and was unable
to get sleep from this cause. The
trouble seemed to be worse at night
time. Mr. Strattou had become greatly alarmed nt lier bad state of health,
and it was leared that complete paralysis wouid ensue, as Mrs. Stratton's
mother, the late Mrs. Weaver, of Ingersoll, had beeu similarly stricken, at
about the same age. Knowing a
young lady iu Trenton, where Mr.
Strattou had bee;; previously stationed, who had heen cured by Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills, it was determined to give them a iair trial. When
Mrs. Strattou begaai using the Pink
Pills ahe wus very thin aud her system badly run down, but after takiug
the pills for a time, all symptoms of
paralysis disappeared, and she found
her health and strength reuewed and
her weight increased. Mra. Strattou
is about iifty years oi age, and a more
healthy, robust, and younger looking
lady is seldom seeu at that age.
In reply to the reporter's inquiry
as to whati Piuk Pills had done for
his wife, Mr. Strattou said, "Look at
her, look at her, doeau't she show it ?"
and the reporter could not but admit
the truth of the statement.
These pills are a positive cure for all
troubles arising irom a vitiated condition oi the blood or a shattered nervous system. Sold by all dealers or
by mail irom the Dr. Williama* Medicine Company, Brockville, Out., or
Schenectady, N, V., at 50 cents a box,
or tt boxes tor $2.30. There are numerous imitations and substitutes
against which the public is cautloued.
A great cry is going up all over the
country, aud an exchange despairingly aska : "Cannot something be
done to prevent our young ladies irom
being insulted on the streets at
night?" les. we think something
cau be done, und it cannot be done
too soon, either. Just have the girl's
mother tuck her iuto her little bed
about 8 p. m. and lock the door on
her.���Peck's Sun.
So met hm*; Worth Knowing
It Is wonderful the advancements
made In mauy lines of manufacture,
aud the most uotable among them
was the exhibit of Souvenir stoves,
ranges and base-burners at the Toronto Exhibition thia year. Thousands
of people who daily visited the special pavilion in which these stoves were
exlubited were met by the genial representatives, and all their iuqulriea
were answered in a most pleasing
The display of Souvenir stoves and
ranges was by far the largest ever
made by any firm In the stove business, and It goes without saying that
the public opinion was decidedly in
their favor, beiug so neat in appearance, handsome In design und perfect
in construction. They are perfect In
operation, and it is claimed they will
work satisfactorily where other
stoves and ranges fall. They are great
fuel savers, and have many special
features not found In other makes.
Every stove Is warranted.
Intending purchasers should keep In
mind the Souvenirs, ami ask their
dealer to show them. They are sold
by all leading dealers throughout the
Great praise is due the Gurney-Tll-
den Company (Ltd.), of Hnmliltom, for
their great care iu producing the Souvenir stoves, ranges and base-burners,
whlc(U are so far in advance of ull
other maiies.
Of all tho queer ways of earning
a livelihood, the following advertisement, from an English newspaper,
carrion off tiie palm:
A youug man, sober and reliable,
who lias a wooden leg aud a. cork
arm, is willing, for a moderate salary, t-i allow hU false limbs to bo
maimed by wild beu-sts in any reputable menagerie, as an advertisement.     No objection to travelling.
Don't   TobtlCOO   Spit   in-Sun,!*,.-   Vour  Lift*
Aw uy.
Is the truthful, startling title of a
book about No-To-Boc, the harmless,
guaranteed tobacco habit cure that
braces up alcotlnlzed nerves, eliminates the nicotine poison, makes weak
men gain strength, vigor and manhood. Vou run no physical or financial risk, as No-To-Bac is sold by
Druggists everywhere, under a. guarantee to cure nr money re.mided* Book
free. Ad. Sterhng Remedy Co. ^71 St,
Paul street,   Montreal.
If a new suit of hair is not furnished in heaven, some of us bald-
headed fellows will look very funny
attached to a pair of 15x4 wings.���*
Florida Times*Union.
The Modern Daughter.���I wish to
ask your permission to pay my addresses to your daughter," said the
old-fashioned youug man.
"All right," said the old gentleman.
"If I can get hor permission to give
you my permission go ahead."
Uncle���Well, Bobby, what did you
learn  at school  to-day ?
Bobby���I learned that the world is
round, and turns on hinges, like that
globe in the library.
Uncle���Well, what do you think of
Bobby���I think, uncle, they are asking ine to believe a good deal for a
small boy.
Old Friend���I was surprised to hear
tha' you had married Mr. Saphead.
Mrs Sapliead-W'oli, he persisted in
hanging around me wherever I
went, and tliere wasn't a night that
lie didn't call ami stay until I was
most tired to death. So I married
him to get rid of him.
Old Friend���Humph ! Have you got
rid of him?
Mrs. S.���0, yes, long ago; he has
joined two clubs and six lodges.
"Have you seeu that Malagassy
girl in her rubber boots V"
The Senegnaihiau maiden sneered
'Yes," she replied, "I have, and she
just makes me tired with her decollete costume. I don't care if she Is
lu the smart set."
She���You're Just like all the rest of
the men. Here we've been married
ouly a year and you never kiss me
unless I ask  you   to.
He���Huh ! You're just like nil the
rest of the women. You never think
to ask me to kiss you unless you
want money.*���Sketch.
He���Oh, I say, doutcher kuow when
I have me mind on something else,
you know, I say some very foolish
She���Yes, I've always noticed that.
���Texas Sittings.
"What kind of a reptile is that?"
she asked, pointing to a silver coil
with ruby eyes lu tho J.-wolry store.
"I think It's a garter sunke," he replied, and she didn't ask any more
questioas for five uiiuutes.���Philadelphia Record.
1 Mrs. Knickerbocker���What impressed, you most durlug your stay
abroad ?
Miss Breeze West���The culture and
education that I noticed in France.
Why, even the youngest children
spoke French fluently.���Tit Bits.
She knelt beside tlie dejected figure
and fondly kissed the drooping head.
"Papa, can I not keep the wolf
from the door with my singing?"
He was without hope, although he
"My child," he sighed, "your sinking would keep almost anybody else
from the door, but the wolf is pretty
nervy, yoa   know."���Detroit   Tribune.
Come from healthy mothers. And
mothers will certainly be healthy if
they'll take Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. Nothing cau equal it in
building up a woman's strength, in
regulating aud assisting all ber uatu-
ral functions. It lessons the pains and
burdens of child-bearing, supports aud
strengthens weak, nursing mothe:s,
and promotes au abundant secretion
of nourishment.
It's an "Invigorating, restorative
tonic, a soothing and bracing uervlue,
and a remedy for womau's His aud ailments. In every chrunlc "female complaint" or weakness, it acts so beneficially that, ouce used, it is always
iu favor.
Delicate diseases affecting male or
female, however Induced, speedily aud
permanently cured. Illustrated Iwok
sent sealed for 10 cents iu stamps.
World's Dlsnensury Medical Association, No. GiJ3 Main street, Buffalo, N.Y.
ISSUE NO. 38  1896.
In nptylna too ur ot Dhese aAro mj
men**, pledge mention this paper.
Cod-liver Oil is useful
beyond any praise it has
ever won, and yet few are
willing or can take it in
its natura1 state. Scott's
Emulsion of Cod-liver Oil
is not offensive; it is almost palatable.
Children like it. It is
Cod-liver Oil made more
effectual, and combined
��� with the Hypophosphites
its strengthening and
llesh-forming powers are
largely increased.
Dot,-', be perntadsd to tievei>t <t substitute .'
Scott .',. Bowne, Bellivllln.      5Qc. and $1,
ull   bdttleil,    then, [��    It,
a���tt   papa
Dou't you
She (shyly)���Y��s���that   I
will give his consent.
He���Oh, he's all right:
fret a minute about pupa.    I've lent
him more thaa $40 hi the lust three
You know how Important it Is to have
a prompt remedy on hand. Nerviline
nerve paiu cure���hna a wonder.ul and
Immediate In.Iuence upon this malady. It relieves in one initiate and
euros In five. I'le.-isant to the taste,
und the best remedy iu the world lor
Alma College hae indeed mude a momorabls
iti-oiu in Lhe IM yoars nf it** history, Over 1000
���Ludenta, nearly sfOO graduates in Music, Art,
Elocution, Commercial Si*i<>**eu uml Literary
���iur*i\ ovor mid CorMfloatos in the Provincial
Art Kxamitiultous, n Hue health record, a large
[jorcontogo "f lie graduates iuecosi*fully ir'nuli-
itig and it growing popularity on aceoum of
i horough work, law i-ateei and good accommodation���are cheering and encouraging foots.
Any or (air n-u-h*rs luteroritodcan securodO pp.
L'til-'iidtir, by udtlr-jJicing PlttNCIl'AI, AUSTtNt
A. M.
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Revolution In Chewing ToDaGGO
T. & B.
Is the Latest and Best.
ASK     YOUR     DEALER    FOR    IT.
I Lira I MR. oi)
The excruciating Pain of
When yon can buy a bottle of
For 25 conU and have immediate relief.
10,000 ACRES
Of the bcrtt lands In Miehlgan, at from |2 to $3
peracre. Situated hi four countie**, on and near
the Michigan Central, H>*lruit, Alpena A* Ixiou
Lake lUilwuy**.
Now i** :h��j Ume to buy.
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or     J. w. CurtiB. Whittemore Mich.
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the Appetiu
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largest Sale in Canada.
$150 For an Old Canadian Stamp,
Every Canadian Stamp lined between H5**
:��� mi hill U valuable and worth from Pie. tu Ild1-1
eaoh, 1 buy any quantity, ou the original cover**
preferred: al.u all uther kind.*) of htamp*).
parlieularly tho-ie enlleeted 25 yeurs ago. yeud
for priet- li-it io 0. A, NKEDHAM/OM Main
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���DU.    ployineiit.   You work in the locality
where you live.  Send ih your address and wo
will explain the basinet*-**.   Write to-day.
1 lit* (jiii-tiii MIktvimi'ii Co., Miiiim-ftl.
orlRlnal envelope** of lho dates ISol lo IWO wibh
pohiago stamps thereon will (tot (food prices for
ihe stamps by applying to Box 183, Hamilton,
X Association, tho only company with ado*
fln tie plan for both investor and borrower, havo
a fow vacuoles for g-oneral uud **pi*eiol agents ,*
Al men can got ^1 contracts* "eommisnior
only "teamed iti percent. Inst year. Write t<
E,C, DAVIS, Inspector of agencies, Toronto,
���   for cHitoxEN TcrrHma   4
rouUlnllUnnW. UtaH.MlJ
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���J V
How dear to my heart are the -daya
oi my childhood,
Wheu there were no coal-gas stoves
tu rouse a man's Ire;
"When the hickory backing, brought in
from the wild wood,
Gave out the bright heat of the-old-
fnsninncd fire .'
How it orackled   and  sparkled   and
fluttered aud brightened'
now nice it all seems when it's/put
into rhj-mef
ret to  toll  tho plain truth    to our
. youth unenlightened,
You couldn't worm more than one
Bide at a time.
Ah. the old-fashioned   fireplace-   tbe
roaring old fireplace !
How brightly it glowed   with  iln
sparkle and shine I
'How it warmed up yonr whins to point
of real torture,
Wlill*�� the cold winter breezes played
tag on your spine I
The first full copy of the Old and
New Testament was printed in 14S8.
The PBalms were printed ln 1477,
nnd other single books on diflerent
dates between 1477 und 1488. Nine
���copies of the first printed Bible are
said to be still in existence.
About the stupidest thing that tbe
Chinese authorities could do would be
to wink at the killing or niissionarie-s.
Guns back np the gospel. The blood
of the missionaries is tlie seed of conquest. Tlie Chinese may safely repudiate our religious teachings, but it is
perilous .to kin the teachers.���Phila-
���delphin Record.
Queen Emma of Holland speaks
French, English and Dutch with as
much apparent facility as German
her native tongue. It ii related of her
that upon one occasion a foreign diplomatist who wished to gratify her
addressed her in German, but she replied in French : "You forget that I
am no longer German, but Dutch l"
She was a young girl, and her husband wns Gli when she became his
second wife.
The ruins on thc shores of Lake Ti-
tioaca were in the same condition
when visited by Fizorro as they are
to-day. They -consist of Immense
earth pyramids, faced with stone and
-surrounded by cyclopean walls. There
are many monolytlis strikingly suggestive tff Stonehenge ln England
some of these giant stones being 14
foot high by 4 feet broad and 3 feet
thick. The stone cutting and polishing are said to equal the best work
of modern times. The antiquity of
tbeso works is merely conjectural. It
is believed they were in ruins when
the Incas conquered Peru, and some
antiquarians assign n possible date
that would make them the rivals in
nge of the oldest monuments in
Surely.lt Is in a measure unkind to
laugh ai one who Is determined to
do the proper thing I Says Scottish
A young farmer from the upper
ward of Lanarkshire, who became a
benedict recently, took his spouse to
a Glasgow theatre on their honeymoon trip.
" I sec," said the bridegroom, consulting onc of the large posters displayed outside the theatre before entering, " that there's a guld wheen
different kind o" seats. There's pit
and stalls and dress circle, and family
���circle, and gallery. Which should we
hae, Maggie?"
" Weel. Jamie," replied the buxom
bride, with a becoming blusk, " seein'
that we're mulrrit noo, maybe it
wad be mair proper to sit iu the
fam'ly circle."
Every persons feelings have a front
deoor ana a side door by which tihey
may be entered. The front door is
on tlie street. Some Keep it always
open, some keep it latched, some
locked, some bolted with a chain that
will let you peep in, aud some mail it
up, so that nothing can pass its
threshold. This front door leads
into a passage which opens into nn
Ante-room, and this do:>r opens at
once into the secret chamber. There
Ik almost always one key to the side
door. Tliis Is carried lor years hidden In n mothers bosom. Fathers,
brothers, sisters, and friends, often,
but by no means so universally, have
duplicates ot it. The wedding ring
conveys a right to one; alas.' If mone
Is given with It. Be very careful to
whom you trust one of tliese keys of
the side door.-O. W. Holmes,
a very eminent physician had
Cured a little child from a dangerous illness. Tho thankful mother
turned her steps toward the house
of her son's savior.
"Doctor," she said, "there are
some services which cannot be repaid, 1 did not know how to express my gratitude. 1 thought you
would, perhaps, he so kind as to
accept this purse, embroidered by
my own hands*"
" Madam," replied tho doctor, roughly, "medicine is no trivial affair, and
our visits are only to be rewarded
in money. Vinall presents serve to
sustain friendship, but they do not
sustain our families,"
"But, doctor," said the lady, alarmed aud wounded, "speak; tell me the
fee"        v
"Two thousand  francs,  madam,"
The lady opens the purse, takes
Out five bank notes of one thousand
fries each, gives two to the doctor,
���puts tht- remaining three back In
ier purse, bows coldly, and departs,
i��� Thr Amusing Journal.
Do not buy his cigars.
Do not buy his netJkties.
j  Po not buy his suspenders.
Do not crease his trousers.
Do not criticise his hat or ask him I
where he got It.
Do not ask him at breakfast what
he wants for dinner
Do not insist upon his going to
church simply to please you.
Do not tell him that your boy, If
you have one, takes his temper from
Do not insist upon receiving company that is uncongenial to him.
Do not wear a bonnet when he
thinks you look better in a hat. and
vice versa.
Do not ask him when he conies
horae in the eveidng what he has been
doing all day.
Do not persist in his giving you the
snme attentions he gave you before
you got him.
Do not cross him in his opinions. For
heaven's sake, let him think he is
smarter than anybody else.
Do not tell him what your dearest
woman friend has said about her husband's good quaJltles.
Do not tell him that every woman
you know lias more clothes nnd hns a
better time than you.���Chicago chronicle.
tliii '6drflBl Halliday and a Fellow j Lunatic
All tick il ('iiitr-l.
A FishklU-on-lludson, N. Y., despatch says: Mrs. Lizzie Halliday,
Orange County's famous fiend, who
about two years ago killed her husband and two women, and who is
now an inmate of the Asylum for Insane Criminals at Mutteawnn, mnde
a murderous assault on an attendant
in the female ward on Friday afternoon ; but thc roots did not leak out
until late to-day.
Her victim was Miss Kate W.--.H,
who has been connected with the institution for some months, and was
considered to have excellent control
over tlie patients. Last Friday afternoon Miss Ward was in the bath
room, Jane Shannon, one of the patients being present. She is looked
upon as one of the most violeut in
tlie institution except Mrs. Halliday.
Miss Ward had sent Mrs. Halliday
for a towel, which she brought to
her. At this moment she was In
good humor. When Miss Ward took
thc towel out of her hand she said
"Thank you."
With this she turned her back, and
Mrs. Halliday with a fiendish scream
grabbed her from the back. The attendant Is a slight woman In build,
and Mrs. Halliday had no trouble in
pulling her backward to the floor. As
she fell she screamed and Mrs. Shannon ran to help Mrs. Halliday, ��.nd
jumped on Miss Ward's breast, while
Mrs. Halliday commenced tu scream
and pull her hair.
Mrs. Amanda Hess, who was In the
further end of the ward, heard the
screams and ran in the direction of
the bath room. -When she reached
there she found Miss Ward lying on
the floor with blood flowing from
several wounds on her face and neck.
She lay as if dead, and Mrs. Hess
grabbed Mrs. Halliday by the shoulders and drew her backward. As she
did so she screamed for help.
Several patients and attendant*-- in
the wnrd rnn to her assistance, and
in n few moments Mrs. Halliday was
Mrs. Shannon was not so wild, and
was led nway. Mrs. Halliday is now
confined in n padded cell.'Miss Ward's
Injuries, although painful, are not
The sixth annual conference of
American rabbis recently held at
Rochester, N. Y., agreed upon a form
oi ndmieaiou for proselytes with a
creed, While the adoption of the
creed was postponed ior a year, we
may consider tlmt it is, for the reform Jewsi already authoritative. The
applicant for admission to n Jewish
congregation is to make the following profession :
J. I believe with a sincere and a
steadfast faith that there is n God,
who Is one and only one, the creator,
preserver, and ruler of tlie world.
2. I lielieve with a sincere and steadfast faith that man is created in the
image of God, innocent and pure, endowed with reason, conscience and
free will, and capable of triumphing
over sin and developing to perfection.
3. I believe with a sincere nnd steadfast fpith that the soul of man is
Immortal, its righteousness brings
reward, its wickedness orlngs punishment.
4. I believe with a sincere nnd steadfast faith In the common fntherhood
of God and common brotherhood of
men. To make this real is the real,
the great aim and nope and mission
of Israel.
Besides this he is to declare thnt he
Intends devoutly to follow the nigh
moral and religious aims thus pro-
fess.-d. and that he will " live as a Jew
and observe the sacred ordinances of
the Jewish   religion."
Bridget O'Hoolihan, an elderly Irish
cook, had been induced to go to a
quiet little suburban town to live in
a wealthy gentleman's family. Two
weeks after lier arrival she declared
her intention of returning to the
"Why do you leave US, Bridget?"
asked her mistress, in a grieved tone.
" We pay you the very highest
"Ye do, ma'am, an' yer a perfect
leddy. Oivm not lavln' troo anny fault
av de fam-ly, but this place is such a
dead old place, witl no chance to do
nnnytyiing loivcly in it, that, begorry,
oi have to mek up a pack o'lies Iv'ry
toime oi go to confession, or oi'd have
nothing to confesh 1"���From the "Editor's Drawer," in Harper's Magazine
for September, \
Mr. Gladstone, In addition to ?500,-
000 left him by bis father, has a rent
roll of the H'awprden estate, which
came Into the possession of his wifo
on the death of the last male Glynn p.
Mr. Gladstones 'annual income is
HOW  lit*. CHOSE A I. Lt.KK.
Told u.Lot or ItoyH a Storj   uml  Found a
Ituru Lawyer.
A lawyer advertised lur o, clerk.
The next morning the office was
crowded wuh applicants���all bright,
and many siiUabie. He baue them
wait until all should arrive, and
then arranged them all in a row, and
said he would tell them a story, note
their comments, and judge from
that whom he would choose.
"A certain farmer,'' began the lawyer, "was troubled with a red squirrel that got iu through a hole in his
barn anu stole his seed corn. He resolved to kill the squirrel at the first
opportunity, Seeing him go lu at the
boio one noon he took his shotgun uud
fired away. The first shot set the
barn oo fire."
"Did the barn burn'.'" said one of
the boys.
The lawyer, without answer, continued :
"Aud seeing the burn on fire, the
farmer seized a pall o, water and ran
to put it out,"
"Did he put it out'.'"' snid another.
"As he passed inside, the door shut
to, and the barn was sunn iu flumes.
When the hired girl rushed out with
more water���"
"Did they all burn up ?" said tin-
other boy.
The lawyer went on without answer; "Then the old lady came out,
und all was noise uud confusion, and
everybody wu.*- trying to put out the
"Did anyone burn up?" said another.
The lawyer said: "There, that will
do; you have all shown great interest in the story."
But observing one tittle bright-eyed
fellow in deep silence, he said;
"Now, my little man, what have you
to say V"
The little fellow blushed, grew uneasy, antl stammered out: "1 waut
to know what became of that squirrel;  that's  what  1 want to  know."
"You'll do," said the lawyer; "you
are my man; you have not been
switched off by a confusion and barn
burning, and the hired girls and
water pails. You have kept your eye
on the squirrel."���Tnct in Court.
A Flu Removed From the Lung or a Child
Two aud a Hnlf Year*-, uid.
Throat-Surgeon Thomas F. Mc-
Cleary, ol the Brooklyn Throat Hospital, at South Third street and Bed-
lord avenue, last night, assisted by
House-surgeon Simpson and Dr.
Jewett, performed a very rare operation on Madeline Schuff, two and
one-half years of age, of No. 118
Lynch street. He removed a pin from
the left lung, which had caused emphysema or air under the skin.
Lust Monday the mother noticed the
child playing with a black shawl
pin, two ana a half inches long, and
took it from her. But shortly afterwards the child began to cough. The
mother put her finger in the child's
throat, but eould not find anything.
As Madeline continued to cough an
ambulance surgeon was called, but
on examination he decided that there
was no obstruction iu the throat.
As the Child continued to grow
worse, a neighboring physician was
called in nntl also decided that there
was no ot-struction in the throat.
On Tuesday a swelling appeared all
over the body, and it was evident
the lung had heen punctured and it ir
had escaped under the stfln.
Septic pneumonia also developed
and it was decided to perform ��� an
operation. Every time the child
breathed the nir swelled under the
skin on the back and- front of the
body. Each succeeding examination
by the finger had forced the pin,
which had been swallowed head
downward, further down the bronchial tube, until tit the bifurcation
or separation of the bronchial tube
the pin had punctured the right lung.
An Incision two inches long was
made and the cause of the trouble
located. The child's condition, owing
to the pneumonia, is very serious, although Dr. McCleary believes she
will ultimately recover. A special instrument made for removing a cork
from the thront of s\ minister in
Brooklyn four years ago wan used.
Had no Focketi* and Another Carried Their
Owner'*-* Money.
A Chicago despatch says : For chastening her former bosom friend, Mrs.
���Olive R. Humphrey, Mrs. Dora Mc-
Clure was yesterday fined $3 by Justice Kersten. Mrs. Humphrey lives nt
No. 809 Rush street; Mrs. McClure at
No. 10 Eugenic street. Both ride the
bicycle and both wear bloomers. Mrs.
Humphrey's nether garments contain
no pockets, and it was this apparently trilling circumstance which ultimately caused a break in tho two
women's friendship. Suudny tho two
women were enjoying n spin through
Lincoln Park. Mrs. Humphrey, having
no pockets, carried her money, $10 in
all, in a handkerchief. This receptacle
of wealth fell to the ground and was
picked up by Mrs. McClure, who restored it to the owner. Two days
later, it is claimed, Mrs. Humphrey
told n third friend that the sum of 50
cents had been abstracted irom her
handkerchief hy her bicycling companion. Then lollowed an affray between the bloomer women, Mrs. Humphrey sustaining a "black eye" in the
encounter. The case in the justice
court was the result, but the breach
in the friendship is wider than ever.
A week's work in Birmingham comprises, amongst its various results,
the fabrication of 14,000,001) pens,
G.OOO bedsteads, 7,000 guns, 300.O0O,-
000 cut nails, l.iOOnO.n'O > button***, 1,-
000 saddles, 5,000,000 copper or
bronze cuius, and L'0,000 pairs of spectacles. ���
First Girl���Cholly Isn't such a fool
as he looks.
No woman Is so silly ns not to hnve
a genius for spite.���Anna C, Steele.
Whose Citizens Are All Presumed
to be Perjurers.
Arthur Warren writes in the Boston Herald: Uncle Sam makes himself obnoxious to travellers arriving
from Europe. He boenio to proceed on
the assumption thai noboay has a
right to go to Europe, or, at any
rate, to eome from there, and lie affronts tin passengers In a manner
which makes even the staunchest protectionist blush for the maimers of
his Government, it is not that "ae
objects to the examination of bis
baggage by the customs officers���
there is nn use in objecting. The law
stands, ami it must he obeyed. But
Uncle Sam is the only governing person who systematically and without
exception gives the travellers the He
ia their teetli. The preliminaries to
his search of your trunks are worse
than ridiculous i they are offensive.
When your ship, on her arrival, has
passed the Narrows several imposing
and not over-polite custom house persons eome aboard, enter the saloon,
enthrone themselves at the heads of
the tables, produce pen, ink and parcels of portentous documents, and
proceed to hold a court of minor inquisition. The passengers ure summoned before them. This Is a nuisance, to begin with. Everybody prefers to stay on deck. Returning Americans wish to see what they can of
the approach to their own land; and
foreigners desire to see all they can
of the gateway to the New World.
But no! Uncle Sum hails them below, where they form in Hue like a
lot of culprits and answer the brusque
enquiries of the official  personages.
"Name?" blurts out the Grand Inquisitor at the head of the table,
"John Jones," you make reply.
The Inquisitor checks tlie name on
the passenger list.
"Whereyuueomefrom ?"
"Squeedunk, Illinois."
"Whatsyourbaggage ?"
"Three trunks, two portmanteaux
nnd a hatbox."
The Grand Inquisitor has written
your answers on a printed form. He
pushes the paper toward vou, and
you affix your autograph. Then the
inquisitor makes you swear that vou
have told the truth, the whole truth,
nnd nil the rest of it. Then you depart.
When vou get ashore you scramble
among the crowd of passengers and
passengers' friends, and engage in a
hot chase for ynur baggage. With tbe
aid of burly, perspiring, brignndtsh-
looklng porters, you disengage your
belongings from the ruck of packing
cases, bales, barrels and crates. It Is
a hard hunt, but you succeed In the
course of half an hour, nnd your
several pieces of baggage are brought
together 'n a group. Then you discover that all your signing and swearing, nil the preliminary Inquisitorial
process. In fact, goes for nothing. You
hnve solemnly vowed, over your own
signature, that you nre not smuggling
anything into the co intry, anl you expect to be let free without further
hindrance, but up steps Uncle Sam,
"John Jones, you re a liar. I dont
believe you on oath. Open your
Vet, not even now does oar avuncular ruler send an official to examine
your effects. Yau must, f irsooth,
walk the length of the pier, ell-owing
yqur way In the throng if people,
masses of cargo, and rashes of trunks
and wagons, until you come to a desk,
when tbe Grand Inquisitor again demands :
" Whatsyourname ?"
" John Jones."
The Inquisitor searches among his
papers, finds your signed and sworn
declaration) hand** it to an examiner,
whom he thus commands:
" Lookafterthlsman!"
He waves his hand majestically toward the examiner and says to you :
*' Foliowtlijitgeiuleonuu."
Again you fight yonr way the entire
length of the pier, yon find your baggage, open It, display its content-* to
the examiner, and then yon are free to
depart  with  your belongings.
But why all this fuss and feathery'.'
Why this hailing from deck to cabin,
this writing of declarations, this signing and swearing ? it were easy
enough to open trunks without nil
this red tape, and this officious, offensive mode of asserting thut yonr
written and sworn word Is not to be
trusted. In this respect Uncle Sam
has not bis match for incivility among
the customs officers ol the civilized
Here is a conundrum that is perplexing the mathematicians of Philadelphia and vicinity.
A woman took a basket ol egg* to
the city for sale. Upon being asked
how many she had she replied; Ji I
take the eggs out of the basket two
at a time I have one egg left. Ii i
take them out three at u time I have)
one egg left, if I take tbem out four
at a time I have one left. Il I take
them out five at a time I have one
left. If l take them out six at a
time 1 have one left, but If I take
them nut seven at a linn* J have none
left tu the basket. Uow many ago
had she in the basket ?
The only answers thnt have come
in make the smallest number 801, and
so on up tn Interminable millions, but
objection Is made that no woman's
basket eouhl hold so many eggs. Perhaps she prevaricated.
I see amid the fields of Ayr.
A ploughman, who, .u foul or fair.
Sings at his task
So clear, we kuow aot If it is
The laverock's song we hear, or til*.
Nur car   to ask.
For him the ploughing nf those f)riflB
A more ether al  harvest yields
Than sheaves of grain :
Songs flush w.tli purple Uoom the rye.
TiiL* plover's call, the curlew's cry.
Sing In hi- brain.
Touched by  his    hand, the    wnTXdflO
Becotnej a flower; th* lowliest raeA
Beside the stream
Is clothed with  beauty;   gorse   bb-9
And heather, where his footsteps SKM
The hi Ighter seem.
Ij ��� sings ni love- whose flame iifeum-en
The darkness of lone cottage room"
He feeU th ��� force.
The treacherous und'rtow and b Croat*
Of wayward passions, nnd no lc��*
The keen  remorse.
At moments wrestling with his ratal
H.s voice Is harsh, but not with bstftft
The brush-wood, hung
Above the tavern door, lets fad
Its bitter leaf, its drops of gall,
Upon his tongue.
But still the burden of his song
Is love of right, disdain of  wrong;
Hs master chords
Arc manhood, freedom, brotherhood*
its discords  but an   interlude
Between the words.
And then to die so young, and leave
Unfinished whnt he might achieve;
Yet better sure
Is this, than wandering up nud d***'*'*v
An old man in a country* town,
Infirm and poor.
For  now   he  haunts   his  native   lauA,
As an immortal youth ; his hand
Guides every plough ;
He sits beside each  ingle-nook.
His voice Is in each rushing brooK".
Ench  rustling bough.
His  presence haunts this    room    tonight
A form of mingled mist and light
From that far coast.
Welcome beneath this roof of mine I
Welcome f this vacant chair Is tLifft-e,
Dear guest and ghost!
���H, W. Longfellow.
I don't like that rich teller over (-nt*
With his Idled shirts tin' white liii-s��
collars ;
I  don't    like    the    airs lie  put* ���*��������
every day,
But I wouldn't mind havin' bis flfft
No, I wouldn't mind havin' Ms d<fl*l-
1  don't like that young strippling  ii
a dude,
Who's just getting home  from  -Ub*
I don't like him 'cause he's su sttt-ck
up an' rude,
But   I   wouldn't  mind     having    L*t*
Gosh !    1  wouldn't mind having t*-iff
I don't like thut sport of a pugilist*
An' the way    that    he makes     tbe
sports hustle;
1 don't like the wav thnt he uses Ms
But  I   wouldn't    mind    havin*    kbg
I'd kinder like to have his musctei
An' I've never saw ahout gamberllng
Anything interesting or funny;
I don't Hke races as u general thing.
But I  wouldn't mind  winning1    the1
I'd rather like winning the money 1
For a  president's life or a president's
The  fairies  have ne'er caught    mc-
1  don't envy the authority he's  got.
But 1 rather like hunting and BeuV
Oh, howl like hunting and fishin/:!
Summer Boarder���I saw a snake 7
feet long as I come across the fields
this afternoon* I thought you told me
you never had n,ny snakes.
Uncle Ezra��� Wall, I don't, I been n
member of the temp'rauce lodge for
nigh  twenty years.
It nt Tholr Advertisement* Didn't Vonrop
Their Idem.
How wofully they do miss it BOEM-
tiuies. Ami our enjoyment of t-he&r
blunders Is In proportion to the measure of their general success at other
(hie of the most successful drug-.-..**.'VL
iu Philadelphia, whose advertisement
always closes with tho catch-line.
" Get It at Kvaiih'," recently perpetrated the following**. His bl undor
came from attaching, In a mechanical
wa}'. no doubt, liis stereotyped line
to the dully changed ad���but wh.'-S
a  funny result.
Vou may kuow a good brush <* hea
you see it: but do you know a poor
one v
" Get it at Evans'."
a Kingston, N. v., merchant ;^ s111-.
more delightfully "mixed" tn his presentation   :
"A shabby hat or rusty shoes don't
Improve a man's looks, i keep .-. fine
bn" of both."
lie meant] of course, that ho kept
a fine line of th" kind of hats nntf
shoes that do Improve a man's looks:
but he wns "a mile off in his statement of that fact,
The prize lor advertising "bnH��*
must go to that Paris merchant who
put n placard in his window, Mins
" Why go elsewhere to be 8 wind led
Step right In b ire
A comma after "elsewhere" would
hnvc helped him a little���nr did h��
deliberately count on a mad de-sin
on the pnrt of tho Parisian populn e
to be swindled ?���Keystone.
Mr-. Wickwire-3 really must i.at-r
a  pair of new bloomers,
Mr. Wlckwire���Whnl I tl matter
with   tho ones  you  have ':
Mrs. Wiekwire���Tliey hardly hfiTtS
the right to be called bloomers any
more; t'i'.* an too seedy.���Indiana (m*-
lis -Journal. G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C,
Enquire for Anderson's riveted stove
pipe, same price as factory made. Chief
dealers handle it.
Mr. Ed. Phillips, the enterprising
rancher up the Settlement, was married
in V.inrnuver, and returned with his wife
on the Joan. [This item was ommitted
from last week's issue through some oversight]
Mr. Simon Leiser sold two pigs last
week to McQuillan & Gilmore of Courienay for $50.
Mr. Simon Leiser and wife paid Union
a visit last week.
Last Thutsdty evening there were
pleasant dances at both lhe Riverside
hotel and the Courtenay House.
We have received some White Elephants from Mr Thomas Graham which
wilt be duly surveyed when we get a
week off.
Mr. Geo. Norris, jr., ofthe Ftee l'ress,
and his sister paid Union a visit last
week and took in the Fair at  Courienay.
A. Urquhart. T. J. I'iercy and W. R.
Robb are the new members of lhe directory of the Comox Agricultural Association for the ensuing year.
Wehtmn's song bonks can be had at
T. D. McLean's for to cents each.
On Thursday last Mr. George Grieve
ofthe settlement was united in marriage
with Miss Lewis, who has been an inmate for some months of Mr. Hugh
Grant's family, Rev. M, Tait officiating.
For Sale.���One horse and ( Lans-
downe) brewerv wagon. The horse is
first class for single or double rig. Will
be sold separately. Enquire of H. Weld
eman, at Italian bakerv, Union.
Look in af Creech's fish and vegetable shop and see some prize vegetables
and fruit.
Rev. Mr. McKae is expected up tomorrow to lecture nn the Labor Question
If he comes there will be notice by posters.
Mrs. A. Aptakerleft Friday for Victoria
on a visit.
The post office will be removed into
the Dunne Block, Dunsmuir avenue, in
a few Days. Mr. Geo. Hull will have
charge of the office during the absence
of thc postmaster on his European  trip.
On Friday evening, Sept. 20th. the
young men of the Presbyterian church
congregation met in Rev. Mr. Mclntyre's
room in the Waverly House and presented him with a beautiful siik hat as a token nf their esteem,
We have been handed a copy of The
Colonist, containing the pledge of Str
Bowell Mucksnzie for aid tn the extension
ofthe E. &. N. Railway when the finances permit, etc, with request fot its publication. Our files show that we published a fuil account of the matter at the
Money to Loan
at low rate and easy terms.
Lots for sale in any part of town
Fine acre lots adjoining Cumberland Townsite.
164 acres on water front, near the Trent River; easy terms.
Williams & Hunter.
Mr. M. Kellv of Tacoma and W. C
Pierce of thc Elite Studio. Nanaimo, will
stop al Union with a Photo lent fur a
short lime.
All parties wishing Photo's taken should
call early, as we shall not stop over, one
Cloudy clays preferred for sittings.
Ye editors thanks are extended to Mr.
Byron Crawford for two plates of print
butter which took first prize at the Comox Exhibition on Thursday. This butter also received the special prize offered
by our euterprising merchants, Stevenson
& Co. Wc had curiosity enough to learn
Mr. Crawfords methods of butler making
and find he uses the separator, and runs
both that anil the churn by steam, and
makes his butter by tha latest and most
improved methods.
Donf.y.���At Union, Oct. 110 the wife of
John Doney, a son.
Scarvada.��� At Union,   Oct. I, to the
wife of Frank Scarvada, a son.
JONES.���Al Union. Oct. 2, to the wife of
Daniel Jones, it son, still born.
DOWEI.I..���At Union, Oct. 3, to the ,wife
of S. Dowell, a daughter.
ROBERTSON.���At Union, Oct. 4, to the
wife of John Roberson, a  daughter.
McKenzie,���At Courtenay, Sept. 14, to
the wife of J. W. McKenzie, a daugh
At Trinity church there will be a beautiful Harvest service in the evening and
the church appropriately decorated for
the occasion.   Special music.
At the Methodist church, preaching by
the pastor. Morning subject���The Christ
ian spirit; evening subject���Five reasons
why we should have more liquor saloons
in Union.
Its either a feast or a famine here.
Last week up till Wednesday, lhe 2nd,
the Buy was bare of shipping; then rhe
Mineola came In antl they began dump
ing coal into her ten minutes after she
tied up; then the Tepic and two scows
came along; and finally lhe Joan with a
heavy freight and aboni 60 passengers lor
Union, a good sprinkling of ladies among
Early Thursday the steamer Dunsmuir
arrived with 120 tons of hay from the
Frazer. What are the Coniox farmers
about ? Docs this not look like sending
coal to Newcastle?
Friday, the 4th, G. F. Drabble of
Coniox was here on survey bent to meet
some ofthe directors of the Comox Mineral Water Co. 1 hope they won't shut
off the salts.
The Method's*, itinerant missionary
from the Glad Tidings held service in
the opera house on Sund.iv. There was
a good turnout, of our mixed population
- whites in the front seals; Chinese and
Indians, male and female, with their papooses, 111 thc back ones.
The washer building is assuming
shape; it toweis four storys above us
mortals at ils base. The way lhe workmen handle themselves and the heavy
timbers away up in the air, would make
the Iat boys of Union, such as J. A., T,
L. D., A. W., A. L-, W. of the N���s, and
others of that calibre, green with envy.
Could you fancy them holding on by their
eyelids and skin of their teeth, jetting
a 12 by 12 into position.
The Dominion Fishery Inspector is ev
er on the alert. One was here this week
making the I'shing smacks show their
licenses. With other information he
gave was this, that Ind'ans had no right
more than whites to expose fish for sale
without a license. The hues and penalties are so severe for an infraction of thc
game and fishery laws, that venders
should be obliged to wear a distinctive
uniform, or a brass tag of some kind to
make the purchaser safe.
Starting Sunday at 4 o'clock in the Y.
M. C. A. rooms, Rev. Mr. McRae will
commence a scries of addresses named
respectfully: Present moral status of Nanaimo; Some of the present officials unworthy of qublic. confidence; Our only
salvation; An appeal to the moral, conscience of Nanaimo.
Mr. McRae in announcing the above
savs: If I can do nothing else, I will let
my voice be heard; 1 will cry out; I will
expose; 1 will not spare; I can net refrain and occupy mv scat; I will m.ike
some others feel as uncomfortable ns I
feel, surrounded by an atmosphere contaminated and filled with the miasma of
the polluted sinks of perdition.
Aid Cocking and Mr. Parsous, while
sailing in the harbor 111 a canoe, on Thurs
day, upset but were rescued by two Indians after several huurs exposure.
Investment security  Savings Co.
Advances   money for Building.
Mun.iger   for  Nanaimo,   Wellington
and   Cumberland.
Head office, Commercial Street Nanaimo, B. C.
Miss Leigh-Spencer visits Union from
this date on everv boat succeeding payday, for collecting dues, and advancing
the Company's business. Parties call at
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting Thursday evening
7.30.    Next visil, October 2nd, 1895.
Fire,   Lifo,   Accident   Insurance,
Real Estate.
The Traveling Dairy is coming 1
A dispatch from Mr. Haslam says it
goes to Coniox on Thursday the 17th
inst. Better late than never. It's a pity
we had to fight for simple justice, but
let us thank God we are able to fight
effectively. All honor to Mr. Haslam
who has stood by ns nobly and made our
cause his own. We must show no sign
of weakness now. There must be no
pouting. The mistake is to be corrected and the gentlemen connected with
the dairy exhibit will come as our friends
and for our benefit. They wiil be our
guests and as such we are sure to extend to them a hearty welcome and
make their vi.il pleasant to them, as
it  will doubtless be profitable to us.
Since the above was penned last evening we have driven into the- country
and interviewed the president and secretary of the Comox Agricultural Association. Thev assure us that there
will be a meeting of the directory to
night, and lhat all needful arrangements will be made. It is the purpose to hold the exhibit in thc Agricultural hall, Courtenay, as most
convenient and central. Now let our
farmers turn out :o It man and show
the buiter experts tint we are up-to
date people, full nf enterprise, ready
10 learn ami  hospitable   to   strangers.
San Mateo arrived yesterday���Minre
ola left Thursday with 34C0 tons���Tepic
left Wednesday wilh 209 tons Comnx
coal and 244 wash nut for C. P. R. and
Vancouver sugar refinery���Daisy and
scow left Tiiiiisd ,y with 233 tons of wash
nut and 23 tons of Comox���R. Dunsmuir
left Wednesday with 112 ions, wash nut
and 12 ol' Coniox for New Westminster���
Tepic left yesterday with load wash nut
and Coniox for C. I'. K.���Str. Maude left
yesterday for Vicioria ��ith wash nut and
Comnx coal���Richard III and Costa
Rica are both flue.
Al the 1'resbvteri.in church ihere will
be preaching by Rev. J. A. Malbson,
II. A., B. I). Morning subject��� Abiding
satisfaction; evening subject���True manliness.
This fall
We have
we will
be able
to show
vou the
in all
Dry Goods
Boots and Shoes
N eckwear
Boys Suits
and Overcoats
Ladies and Childrens
Jackets and Capes
U ndervvear
and the famous
Gurney and Tilden's
For high class goods it will pay you to go


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