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Change of Advertisement will appear in
next issue on arrival of
i--T~r   GOODS
In the meantime call and
Spring GoodsiS!*���
Take a Look at the Window and See  PRI0E3
Suits cheaper than in the East.      My stock comprises the
very' latest novelties in Scotch and English Suitings,
^A_r.-tro..M i'QMr^_A__,
I will sell fine black worsted suits
 at $30 per suit	
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Goal ftices Kplatien Act
Examination fop Colliery Managers
Oar, Moat��s o( competency
Notice'is hereby given that an examination (otf M.nigers Ceailicaiea uf Competency under (lie above named Act will
V: held at N m.iiihra, on or about the nd
T'hiir-.d'y 01 April, '.i'f'j. . Candidates
nieiidiag 14 pte-icnt lliumselves u such
examination must; on or before thc nt
day of April. 1896, notify such intention
to the Chairman of ills Hoard from whom
all inlcinniuion ai to particulars can be
Applicants for examination muse nut
be less tin zj years of age and must
���4i��ve had at least two years experience
underground in a coal asine (or mines).
Along wiih the application they ara to
���end a certificate uf service from tktir
preaent or previous employer.
TAKE NOTICE that there will also
ke aa examination held at Union iu
August month, 1896. This examination
���is for the sane object aa the one above
referred to which it to be held in Nanai-
ma.   For particulars apply to
Chairman of tbe Board, Nanaimo.
Nanaimo, January vth, 1896.
Ctrner ef Bastion aad Ceuwierolal
fltraett, Vtnaimo, B. C.
Ounce, Third Street end Dunsmuir
Avenue, B. C.
Will be iu Doioo the Srd Wedneedty el
eh month aad remain tea daye.
Henry Cunliffe
Home Mads Bread and  First
Class Piss, Cakes, Etc.
JTShep next Weet of Kelly's Photograph
\vrr~-���m ~t 2*.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
���ration Btreet    -   Kaatalaeo 8. C
Mnnufectures tha finest cigan and
������anployes none but white labor.
Why pntchase inferior foreign cigars
whan yea can obtain a superior -Altl
smi foi the same moaey
Brought to n Bucceeaftil Cloao
On Thunday er. uiug at the Mathodlet
vliurob, thv cu,hiufc* auto teinineah of lha
l��.tuvi*-i-.ouc��r'. cotree waa girau. The
tttoii.lai.no nmi large nad the *, ragroainie
011 at-trautivi out.
Mr. duthtirlto,l, chairman r>l the esatitiag
siiuio a plvtiaiuu; introductory editi-eue, shun
wmn*BD��o.t tbu lirat auiobcr on the pro*
An tathtm by tlio choir wm tieeadiogly
well -tin*^: I'iim tr01 lollowed by a r.et-
t.tinon from Mmu Powell; her suit tieu wte
good nud her ge-terea mott grtotful.
Mine Rubbwerto aaog vary sweetly.
A tong fay Mr. Allaop, who appaan a
deeideo favorite with a Union audianet,
wta wtll received. Next wae a quartette���
"Firmer lotus,." The voicot wait til good
hat Prof. Spatr't Toiot it particularly
plaaaing, aod attracted Suturing notice.
Rev. 1. A. Logan gave en ���ddrtta, which
everyone teamed to enjoy, Ae ureal Mr.
Logan's sptteh wte replete with amutiug
Miaa Deniels, 1 mias af probably twelve
er thirteen slug with e voice remtrkably
true, tnd will controlled (or oae ao yoeng,
Mies Wehster'e rooitatioa allotted a good
chare ol applause, ead wae eery well delivered.
Utile Mies Ferguson's easy and graceful
handling of the elnhc wh a pleasant (eaten
ei the eveaiag't taterteiuauMt.
After a thort   intermiacion Pref.  Sneer
K* ,yad en everture Irom the Bahamian liirl.
1 Professor it tn aeeempluhed piiaiat,
aad Union would ba glad to olaim nim ee
eae of her uiuaioiinc.
A dutt by Hn Arria and liiuu Turnbull,
who ara favorite lingers, wit welt given,
Miaa Tirboll whoaa raeitilione in alwayt
enjoyed, recited wilh mueh expreuieo;
following wu a malt (juineMe, a medWy
which took well wuh the tedium.
Mr. Whitney theu made a then tpeteh,
reviewing the "Leeiuro-Uouoert-Coeree"
ol eaterUinmcute, eoinplimcutug the people
ol Uuiou (or tupportiug them so geneioiuly
���nd alao the piomotert of tbe tnterpriat.
Miaa Ahrama' aeng wae t pretty one nad
her voice with culture and prottiee, promit
aa to be axeeadingly good.
Theeloeiag number wae a tjairtatte���
���Call Joan"���by Mn* Arria, Mitt Turubull
Frol. Bpear, and Mr, Collint. It madt tht
hittf tht evauitg tod, Iht tingiri reoatved
in iositttnt encore lo whleh they greeiouciy
rteponded. Mr. Collins' voice it worthy of
partioeler mention, he it a viaittr ia Uaiaa
and very kindly amisted in thtooatarl.
Mr. Sutherland intanperaed the enter*
taiaauat with bright eemmeatt, aad closed
hy requesting all te join in tinging the
Tola endt the aeries el cnterteinmeute and
mtny txpttmed their regret thii tech ia
the ewe. Raw*.
There will be a song service at the
Episcopal church, Union  aeat Sunday
I suppose almost every oa*' who bat
written for publication hai done tome-
thing in the way of versification, which
perhaps not one in a huadVed will admit
la a few yetrs afterwards. It is customary to suppose thai - poetic license
allows a complete disregard of all rules
of grammar and the recognised laws of
prosody. People with this idea appear
to think that a poet is horn and therefore
need not think; that hit .innate sense of
harmony leads him into correct measure,
and therefore he need know nothing of
iambics, etc. There was never a greater
mistake. A study of th* best matters is
essential to the poet at well as tbe prose
writer, and he must likewise conform to
usage. And he must atudy if he would
achieve success in this field at well as ia
aay other. The author of "Elegy in a
County Churchyard" spent aight years
in its composition. Edgar A. Poe il
believed to have been a genius, albeit a
very erratic oae, but ha was very methodical and calculating about his poetical writings. His most popular and best
known poem, "The Raven,' was hammered and planed into shape by a gnod
deal of work. He deliberately determined that it should contain aboul too
lines before he dipped his pea in iak to
write it, aad he purposely weakened
some ofthe first sunns so, as to give
greater effect to the climax. The smell
af the lamp is upon it and it is aanainted
with the sweat of toil, but nevertheless a
masterpiece. Good poetry costs effort
as well as geod prose; ana while correct
measure and proper rhyme is essential,
it is also true that the mechanical part���
if we may aa term it���mty be perfect and
yet tht production be pot entitled to the
name nf poetry, lackieg its spirit and
The rules of literary taste havechanged
and the stilted style nis gone out of use.
It was only applicable to mythology, and
real flesh and blood people must receive
a natural treatment. They have their
limitations which, even, poetic license
cannot properly transcend. The grand
old epics are things ofthe past and will
never be reproduced. Their gorgeous
suieliness is ��������� soiled ta an .age of
reason* aad soietci. the ejuhiMf,' the
sweet, the true, with a deep insight inta
the mysteries of life and nature are
characteristics of the successful modern
poat. And the best poetry does not
spring so much from the fervor of youth
as from the ripeness of age. Lowell's
last poem was his greatest.
Mr. Editor���One sees a great many
little things around loot, to which it may
be well to draw attention. Ono is the
fact that people are priming ttni pawing
tip a y,noei deal. And thou it is noticeable that new (uncus are.going up {very*
where; well almost everywhere, and fruit
and ornamental trees are being set out
and those thai previous enterprise had
planted have been trimmed up. It is ns
pleasant to see these things as it is to
see the new spring hats which the ladies
are affecting. Speaking of painting,
whal a variety of colors! gray. red. urei-n
yellow, and yellow I hrown, s'ainei1,
natural wood, shingles���everything I
And the spring time is me 11,11*. for
moving; not the first of April or May or
any other day at in the Old Country, but
in the spring lime in general with a little
doing in this line at all times ol tha year.
Mr. and Mrs. Liltle have just moved
into their splendid uew mansion on tha
hill, back of the town. They ar-* away
from tbe grim of the town and have a
magnificent view of the mountains! Mr.
R. Short and familv are moving into tha
house lately occupied by Mr. Little.
The old plac a is a very comfortable oae,
although denuded of soma if itt trees,
etc., for the new place; but these will be
replaced by Mr. Short with others. And
near this is Mr. A. MeKaight's place. If
you bave not lately seen it, you would
hardly know it A neat fence surrounds
it and the stumps aad boulders hava all
disagpeared and nice trees have been
planted and it will soon be blooming in
arboreal beautv
It waa pay day Ssturday and the haad
bills were out just to catch the eye of the
miner I And th* saloon keepers were
made happy by the more improvident
ones. And Monday those' who were
"broke" were cursing their luck, tbe
company aid the town I
A H L0UOHJ{JU> * 00.
A chance for every gentleman to dresi
in city style at a small outlay
Inspect our importations of fashionable Suitng for the spring season.
See the grand lint of samples* every
thing of Ihe highest class, emmantly tor-
net, of unsurpassed value.   Call and ex
amine samples and be cenvinced,
D. C. McKeniie, Agent for B, C.
LSIOHTON���At Sandwick, April list, to
the wife of Mr. George Leighton, a
McPhee & Moore
Flour, Feed, Field and Garden Seeds, Etc, Etc.
OUR MEAT 7k��JA.~,~~r~
Is well stocked with choice fresh and salt
meats, vegetables, butter, eggs,  poultry and
all kinds of fruits ...
<���*** t^Goods Delivered Promptly
For th* year ending March jut, '96.
Rtod.htmO��vtnawat (MO 00
" " V. C. Co't tick Peed.. ��S7 SO
�� " floopital Building Cam. IM 40
"      "   Mra. Wtttwnod, tieur-
cioa t* Deaieaa    70(0
������      ������  Mn O'Dell, pro-md" ef
Ceaoort    17 SO
������      ������   Mr T. BumI, Bira ef
Beepital Piticitt.
tl.WS 42
ByOtoearlts (��52 00
��� Meataiud tab.    102 37
' Milk...  141 M
���Bread    67 01
��� VeeataWea         17 M
���8tliriM  506 70
��� Waking ��MI ,..    It 00
' Waahmg  125 81
��� Repair.ta Imildwg,  SH
' Reaaviag night aoil     24 80
' Baohag eoal      14 28
��� Bwdaet land      (00
'Sundries..:    SI 1st
' limn        32 It
��� Feroitun    6(00
12,080 08
lM,t r-aiatnlug on tht Hospital |94 (0
Htjsihw el patisata treated during  the
yoar... .��� (I
Numtitr nl patients who died .., ,* i
"       discharged       55
" "       rtauiaiog ia heapitel. 4
Robeb* LAwnaaoi. Tretanrer,
Jas. B  MoLiar, fcoretary.
Aedili<l aid ir,uu<< eor-.ri April 4th, 'M.
TaoMAiRonmu     f A*i'"'n
isroRB I. ABRABR, I. at
Two Indiana were .'red $10each and
costs on Tuesday of last week fer heing
drunk and disorderly. On the same day
Mr. Suiter, steward ofthe ship K> nance,
for being intoxicated and disturbing ihe
peace was sentenced tn pay a fine nf $io
and costs. P.H. Patterson was also up
the same day charged with supplying
liquor to Indians and ordered to pay $50
and costs nr in default giien four months
Anna Pritchard.the notorious Uootch-
man, was arrested Thursday by Officer
McCartney, at Union wharf, who put her
into a box car to bring her up 10 Union
for trial. When the train reached Trent
River she attempted to throw herself
over, but was seised by the officer in
time to prevent. They both would have
gone over but for the help of two passengers who held on to McCartney. In the
struggle the klnolchman fell under upon
the track and her legs were both crushed
under the car wheels. She was brought
up to the hospital where an operation
wat performed. At this writing the is
The Indian woman Annit having died
(rem her injuries received from jumping
off the train at Trent river bridge to
escape from the custody of the officer,
the jury oa the 27th returned a verdict
in accordance with these facts, attaching
blame ta na one.
Latest by Wire
���KAPt, BVA1-1
Dnwn comes the price in mackintathei!
The A. C. Cattell Co., Cincinnati, Ohio,
dawn tbe world on water-proof clothing.
Ladies mackintoshes made to order, aay
style from $3.0* up, aad gentleman's,
from $4.00 up. Over 100 samples to
choose from.���D. C. McKcaiic, agent
for B. C.
The ateamer Peter Jebsen has arrived,
and the City ef Everett has sailed.
C. R. Masters of Wellington, dry
goods merchant, made an assignment
The Municipal Council has granted
$500 towards the Queen's birthday celebration.
Nanaimo, April 34th-A. R. Johnston,
senior member of the Arm of A.R. Johnston & Co., has been gaietled Police and
Licence Commissioner for this city.
It is reported that R. Dunsmuir dc
Sons propose 10 develop Texada gold,
copper and silver claims, not lar Irom
Ihe Chicago company's property.
.The Queen's binhday celebration com-
mittee have already commenced work
and raised in addition to Council great
of $500, $*uo towards ihe celebration.
Wing Loy was arrested here and col-
victed at Wellington on the chargt tf
having stolen goods in his possession.
He was sentenced to six months im*
The Nanaimo Fire Department with a
force ol 15 carpenters marched through
the streets last night at 11:30 and erected
a fire hall which the) now occupy;���site
of the building is ux8,9 feet high oa th*
piece of properly formally belonging to
lhe Hirst estMe. This move being tha
eutconie ofa dispute as to which awas
the property, th* Hitst estate or the Fin
Co. K
Ottawa, April 35th���The proclamation
of the dissolution of parliament was issned
this afternoon. I'he British Columbia
urits are going out tonight.
Ottawa, A|.n 34th��� lhe Dominion
Parliament was prorogued last night al
8 p.m. Premier, Uoweil announced yesterday in the Senate that the general
election would take place sometime ia
Madrid, April 35th���A dispatch from
Hasanna savs 3,500 insurgents were
attacked by the Spanish. The insurgents lost one hundred killed.
The Cologne Gaieitc reports ther* hu
been lighting in German South Africa ia
which two officers and six men were
Capttowa, April 14th-The aews from
Buluwayo is conflicting but thc main
facts seem to be well established that th*
British have made sortie in fore* aad
encountering large numbers ol Matabeles
and Boers inflicted great lost upoa
them and suffered some loss in return.
They were at one time in danger of
annihilation and finally retreated. The
British Ibrce was 300 strong under Captains Napier aad Duncan, with ana
maxim rapid firing gua, and one Hotkish
quick firing gun irom flagship Si. Gearg*.
The Miaaoela left ou the 21at fer 8m
Francisco with 3,300 tent ol eoal.
The Thiille Ielt to 22nd wilh 949 teal ef
eoal (ur theC.P.N. Victoria.
The Saa Mateo left ou 34th with 4,480
tona of ooal lor Port Loi Aagelec,
TbeTepieoa S4lh left Ier Vancouver
with 400 tone el coal lor the C.P.R.
Tha Utpliaae on the 24th wte ia aad got
17 tona ol eoal for fuel.
Lunlu and wow oa 28th look 110 loaa of
oeal lo Viotoria.
Tkt Wellieatoa will leave tonight (Tuce-
dty) lor 81a Frineieao with 2,400 loae et
Ship J. B. Browi ie loading fer  Alaska.
Richard III is dae and Progrtaaiat wilt
aooakedae. s^&A
Court Justifies Calling Him a Blackmailer.
Albnntl despatch snys: Tiio trial
ol Dr. Benjamin P.. Lcvcrson, of Jersey* City, N. J., on the charges pre-
iorrcd by JIr. Anthony Comstock, the
reformer, ln connection with tlieir recent altercation at .the Central Depot
hero, camo off to-dny. Tlie charge
against tlio doctor was that he had
called Mr. Comstock "a blackmailer,"
and used several other uncomplimentary terms, whleh tlio plaintiff resented
The trial tu-dny was somewhat
amusing. Dr. Lcvcrson was put on
tlie stand, tor the iletencc, ami admitted that lie did not know whether
Comstock was a blackmailer or not.
iiius. E, Wilson, an editor of the
v'u 1"*'1f,.1V)i*l1l; Henry George and
���onward W. Chamberlain wero called
and testllicd to the good character o!
l>r. Leverson.
Ex-District Attorney' James W
Eaton, counsel fair the defendant]
asked ench ol the above witnesses the
following Questions, anil receivod Identically the same answers:
,Is ,Jl!|-,<-'omstock's reputation good
or bad.
" Bad."
"��Vr'"d  ,0"    bcIiuve     ilinl   under'
" No."
Mr. Anthony Comstoak was then
placed on tlie stand. After testifying
briefly in his own bclinlt, ho was eross?-
cxamined at length by Mr. Eaton,
uurlug the cross-examination the
question at Issue was frequently lost
sight of, und Mr. Comstock was subjected to an examination af bis
methods ol suppressing vice.
���Mr Eaton asked tlio complainant if
certain accusation against him   pub-
ir���   ln aewspapers were true.
They aro not,"   replied   Mr. Com-
Spirited Debate iu tlie British
1.11,<*r>U*. (I[,|,,,.,. ll,,- I'.xiHiditiiiu-The  Gov-
.'riiiin'iii Supportd! (���>��� h Division���Britain Won't gult bcyiit let i While���The
Keal  objector  KMt-itt nl the  Bxpedl*
tion Kvpt Dark-
London cable says: The House was
occupied for an hour to-day with
various questions put by Mr. John
Morley, sir William Ilnraiurt and
Mr. John Dillon regarding the expenaea oi tho Kilo expedition, and tbe
understanding with Italy in regard
to the steps being taken.
during bis remarks ou
"Didyou ever hear nny accusations
against you V" asked Mr. Eaton.
1 never did,"   replied   Mr.    Coin-
"Are you deal, Mr. Comstock ?"
added Mr. Eaton. " Did not Mr. Andrews, before a Legislative Committee eome timo ngo, say that you
���nere worse than auy other man that
eve* lived since the tlmo of Judas*.'"
1 never heard of It."
��� "Have    not    ex-District Attorney
Ridgeway, and ex-Mayor   Grant,    of
New,York, sold that you would rather
tell a lie  than the truth?"
I. never heard ol such statements.
"Is not your picture In the, rogues'
gallery In Summit, N. J.?"  *
"It is not."
" Wero yon not dismissed bv ���Sheriff
Davidson, ol New _ork; from 'bis force
because you preferred improper
charges against superior officers '.'"
1 was not."
Mr. Comstock's examination was
continued in this vein lor more than
two hours, and after somo testimony
had been offered In rebuttal Mr
Eaton, for tlie defence, began to sum
up* Ilo characterized Anthony Comstock as a "ruthless barbarian," who
seized works of art which his obscene
inind could not appreciate. "Had I
been Dr. fccversou," said Mr. Eaton,
1 would not have contented myself
with calling him a blackmailer but I
would have punched his big fat face."
The people used vory little timo in
summing up, and the case was* given
to the jury nt 5.30 p. m��� fifteen minutes later, tho Jury roturneit with a
verdict of " not guilty," and the defendant was discharged.
-Air. Morley.
tho subject, pointed out tlie unl-Ji*
tuiiate nature' of the expedition decided upuu by the Government, saying that it was not only a derogation
of the pledge of Great Britain that
she would not assume a protectorate
over Egypt, but, lie added, it was
likely to withdraw from that country some of the benefits and blessings
of the British administration of its
allairs. Mr. Morley added that the diversion of the funds of tlio Calsse for
the purposes of England would necessarily prolong the English occupation,
and by insisting upuu remaining in
Bgypt Great Britain admitted that
that power was not strong
enough to stand by itself. Yet, he
continued, tlie' new policy is to impose upou Egypt-the duty of governing ouo of tlie most difficult territories on earth. Therefore lie asked
tlie Government to furnish the House
with lull reasons for the advance, as
nothing, in his opinion, showed that
the Egyptian frontier was menaced.
The Government, Mr. Morley asserted,
wus pursuing a mad aud Infatuated
policy, aud he moved a reduction of
the vote ou account of the civil service, which tliey were discussing, by
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, the Secretary ol State for the Colonies, replying
for the Government, contended that
all the Opposition arguments wero
tainted with a preconceived determination to evacuate Egypt. -He pointed
out tiie benefits resulting to that couutry from British occupation, saying
that nothing in receht history was the
subject for greater pride than the
peaceful revolution in Egypt. The finances had been restored under the
administration, taxes had been enur-
tnously reduced, irrigation had been
restored, and other great benefits had
heon conferred upon the country. All
authorities, he suid, agreed that the
withdrawal of the . Eriltisll troops
would mean that ull the work was to
ho undone, and a vast majority of
Englishmen were convinced tliat the
work of Great Britain iu Egypt was
not completed, and that it would be
dishonorable to leave Egypt until it
Was completed. Greut Britain, Mr.
Chamberlain insisted, had been too
sanguine in the past respecting the
time for the 1'iiliiinient of pledges, and
it would occur to tho majority of the
House tiiat she was determined to
maintain her troops In' Egypt until
her work was accomplished aud they
could bo withdrawn in safety. The
Under-Secretary of State fur Foreign
Affairs aud the First Lord of tho
Treasury, suid Mr. Chamberlain, bad
already explained the leasons: the
advance ot the dervishes and the
state of ferment existing previous to
tlie Government's decision. He then
reviewed the history of tlie Soudan up
retary for the Foreign Oflice, declared
that the Imaginations of the Opposition were colored by their own experiments. Italy, he said, was a bet-
I ter Judge of what was good, tor her.
] 11 the summer heat was found unfavorable for a lurther movement,    the
1 Egyptian troop*!   would   remain   at
j Akasheh, but if It wns found desirable
: to pursue tho expedition to the nat-
; ural objective, Dongoia, that    would
[ be done.     Nobody would believe that
i Egypt    was   uble   to    stand    alone
against a dervisli attack. As to evacuation, Mr. Curzon continued, it could
nut be pretended that the conditions
were fulfilled under   wliich    England
undertook  to withdraw her    troops.
"Tlio present   expedition,"    he   concluded,    "is    inseparably     connected
with the work that we are doing in
Egypt, and we sliould    persevere    lu
the task until It is accomplished."
Sir William Vernon Harcourt,    thc
Opposition leader,    complained    that
tlio House was still Ignorant of tlio
alms and objects of the    expedition,
nnd whether It intends to go to Don-
gula nnd oventunlly, perhaps, to Berber and Khartoum,   if that were not
tho avowed intention, he    continued,
was   it   not   the   inevitable     consequences of the present action?      He
protested against the policy, nnd believed that it was fraught with danger, nnd would bo condemned by the
Mr. Arthur Balfour, the Government leader, in the course ol a brief
reply to the Opposition loader, snid
that the expedition had no reference
to the occupation of Egypt, or at
least to the duration of the occupation. Tlie Government was convinced,
ho concluded, that In the interests ol
Egypt.and of Egypt alone.they were
well advised ln tlieir presont policy.
The vote was then taken on Mr.
John Morley's motion, and it was
lost by a vote ol 28 to 145.
The result of the division was received with loud cheers on the part
of tlie supporters of tlie Government.
Bruin's Voracity Brought Him toan
Untimely End,
Hl.ll i'r I ii llmikr MVa.  Watting  for
IH* IHuiit-r���Sutttii'li)*; Ht 11 Hull Cartridge, llti Received i. n.iiilly Wound���
Adventure uf �� SiiortsniHu I i> In the
\1 i*,*, uui ii Weie nl-,.
Till*: PKTHIPIkU IrlAN   DUA11.
The Strange Diaeaae Thnt Followed Two
.**urf i limits.
A Philadelphia despatch says: After lying for fourteen years In one
position, with his body slowly turning to stone from a most remarkable
cause, death came to the relief ol
George Keller, a suoe finisher, on*
Tuesday. His malady was entirely
due to chilly baths in the ocean surl
when he waB excessively overheated.
Tlie caso of Keller baffled the skill ol
the most noted physicians. His disease was what is known to tlio medical profession as "rheumatoid arthritis,' and at first the malady affected bis lower extremities ouly. Then
gradually it spread over his whole
body, uutil, at the time of his death,
be was ouly ablo to move a few lingers ol tbo loft hand, ln 1879 aud
1880, Keller, alter having  been    at
tended by some ol the ��� (jest physicians, was treated at the Jefferson
Hospital, but all the skill of that institution availed him nothing, aud
the late I'rolessor Gross pronounced
his case incurable, Subsequently,
ho was sont, In 1882, to tho Presbyterian Hospital, aud, after being
treated for a time thero, tlie physicians wero compelled, like I'rolessor
Gross, to pronounce his case incurable.
Five years later, in 1887, he was
sent to the University Hospital and
medical department of the university
wrestled with the case, ouly to iu tho
end pronounce him incurable. Ever
since his return from the University
Hospital lie lias occupied his bed,
In the second story of the modest lit-
to the fall of Khartoum, saying that I tie cottage oa Stile  street.
���'   Spaolah  1rooi/H Attack
!ach Other.
Havana despatcli
ble mistake, attended "with loss of,
lil*e, and resulting ln muny soldiers
being wounded, has taken plncc.
ln some mauuer unexplained, two columns ol Spanish troops opened lire
upon each other at midday. According to the lew details receivod liens
the columns ot troops commanded
by General Oodoy and Colonel IIol-
guln, at tho Santa Rosa plantation,
near Esperanza, Province of Santa
Clara, mutually mistook each other
Hor Insurgent forces, owing, It is
said, to tho thickness ol the sugarcane. Each detachment opened fire
upon the other, aud for ten minutes
shots were exchanged, resulting in
the killing of 17 soldiers, among them
being Licut.-Col. Fueiiinuvoi*, ol'
Nnvns Battalion. In addition, fivo
officers and 81 soldiers were wounded. Two of the latter have sinco
died, six others aro mortally wounded, and ���'���_ are seriously injured.
Lieut.-Col. Fiicnninyor died while
leading liis troops on nnd shouting,
"Long live Spain." Owing to the
fact that the meeting between the
two columns took place at mid-day
the explanation furnished by the
Spanish commanders Is considered unsatisfactory, and a court-martini will
Lnwn tennis had not long become *
popular beforo Its special disease was
discovered nnd well patronized. Now
we have a newly-dlscovcrod golf disease. The Lancet has taken the matter up and treated It In an article. It
seems that two cases have been observed by a Scotch doctor. In un-
sclentllic langunge tho golf disease ls
merely a struln given to the right leg
in,course of executing a-drive.���London Court Journal. ��� ( .
Egypt was uow under the protection
of England, that her ideal'policy was the recovery oi the Soudan, aud that uutil it wus recovered there would be no real peace
or prosperity. The situation at Wady-
Halfa was bad, but Mr. Chamberlain
terrl- i explained it might liavo beeu boruo
for yoars longer had it not been for
tlio defeat of tbo Italians*. Now, how-
over, it wus folt that if Kassala fell
tho eflect would be incalculable upon
Egyptian interests, aud if Italy wore
again defeated many a tribe hitherto alienated irom the Khalifa would
rejoin his forces, and he might make
great further effort to destroy Egypt
aud tho civilization ol whicli England
was tho centre. Therefore it was of
paramount importance to Egypt that
Kassala should not fall, and the advance of tho British Egyptian troops
up tlio Nile was dictated from tills
consideration. The wisest policy for
Egypt was to anticipate attack, and
prevent the concentration of the dervishes, thereby creating a diversion
in favor of Italy. Mr. Chamberlain
lurther said that Lord Rosebery had
taunted tlie Government with its
Isolation; but tbo present situation
did not show that they wero Isolated. Germany supported Great Britain,
Austria warmly   approved   tho , ad
During these many years Keller suffered at times the most excruciating
pains, and to add to his infliction he
was frequently annoyed with Indigestion. But through all bis suffering he
preserved a cheerful demeanor. lie
was always pleased to have his
friends call upon hlin, and be would
talk to them for hours ut a timo.
He wus a greut smoker and his faithful pipe lay ever by liis side.
Keller's affliction is ascribed to an
indiscretion ou his part when he was
still a young man. He wus about 21
years of age and tho almost perfect
embodiment of strong, healthy physical maidiood when ho accompanied
an excursion party to Atlantic City.
After dancing for somo time in the
pavilion and becoming thoroughly
overheated he, with some companions, hastily donned a bathing suit
nnd plunged Into the surf. Tho air
was raw und tlio water cold, aud he
became chilled. After remaining In
the water for some time he, with
some of his companions, indulged in
a foot race on the bench nnd again
became heated. In this condition he
again took a dash iu the surf.,
When he attempted to riso the next
morning his legs were heavy and still,
and he could scarcely move tbem. He
vanco, and Italy thankfully accepted i"*"\'\��cd' ll��***evcr( to get up und go
it. Iu regard to Franco and Russia, , to *".H 'rork' ''"' gradually began
tlio Government waited. (Ironical Op- Brow,"*B worse, until nbout three
position cheers.) Tho demonstration ! ''"'"'""""���erwiinl, ho was utinblo to
upon tlio part ol tho Liberals caused i ,ve ma Doc1' llml h" haa kept It ever
a smile  to  cross  Mr.   Chamberlain's * 8l"f.f; ���_.   , ,    , ���   .
faeo, and when ho was able to con- through bis long Buttering his legs
tlnue, bo said that It would not bo ' ,ver0 drawn up and tbe nails on his
wiso to anticipate what tho action '��� tulit continued to grow uud burden
ol Franco and Russia would be,   and ' untl1 thW Resembled   the claws    ot
Tho London Times had an editorial
yesterday, in whicli it admits that
Parliament ls justified In fully debating Mr. Long's Bill to'perpetuate
the restrictions on the importation
of Canadian cattle. The debate has
shown, the Times adds, that Mr.
Long was acting upon evidence nnd
arguments which are difficult to resist.
Mr. Eocho succeeds Michael Davitt
ln Kerry Enst.
tlioro was no reason to supposo that
they woro not in accord with tho
otlier powers. The Government did
not want to incur incalculable expenditures nnd undertake a gigantic
military force. It tlie dervishes wero
capable ol serious resistance, wliich
would overstrain the resources of
Egypt, tho Government would not
enter Into such a policy. But if, on
tho othor hand, it was true that the
Khalifa's powor was entirely broken,
and that the tribes were tired ol his
misgovernment, It would be unfair
and unwiso to refuse Egypt the possibility ol recovering a iiosltlon
which was essential to her security.
Mr.Henry Labouchere declared that
Mr. Chamberlain had made a dangerous speech, and had Ignored the feeling of France. Egypt, he asserted,
could not govern herself, and now it
was proposed she should govern the
Mr. Curzon, the Parliamentary Sec-
some animal. Even after ho had lost
all control of his legs ho was, until
about a year ago, able at times to
move them by drawing up his shoulders. But even this motion In them
tailed him as the disease gradually
enveloped his entire body.
. A well-known physician    at Wols-
badou was called In to attend a lady
ot high lineage.
" Well, how do you teel to-day, my
doar madam ?" enquired the doctor,
in his usual cheery manner.
" I am a Marchioness, doctor," the
lady replied, laying an emphasis on
tho title.
" Ah I I am sorry to hear It," said*
the physician, " at that ls a complaint I am unable to cure."
And so saying he snatched up his
hat and doparted.f-El Tarapaca,
The Raines liquor law Is being enforced in New York city.
i : ~
This Is a bear story, by the man
who told the wolt story to the Iroquois Club, of Chicago:
"I do not kuow what the experience ot the braves haa been with
bears. And yet it has teemed to mo
that there must be some sort ot nitration between bucks, braves ' and
bears. Tliere are somo mistaken notions about tho peculiarities of bcare,
as you will noto If you follow mo in
the story of a bear that caused his
owu death. It happened In Wisconsin. Let mo advise you not to take
auy stock in the story you may hear
abuut bears crawling Into a hole to
hibernate. That ls a good yarn to
tell a boy.
"In the winter of 18��� I was living
In Wisconsin. It was a good winter
to treo deer, nnd us I was nlways
fund of venison 1 was always out
early in the season for that toothsome meat, which ls as far ahead of
terrapin as a peach te ahead of a pawpaw. It was it cold morning���the one
I hnve in mind���when 1 left my place
for a deer hunt. There was snow all
over the State. My course lay along
the Wisconsin river. Tiie timber was
pine nnd small oak."
At this statement Judge , of the
club, Interrupted, with the. following:
"If you ure going into the number
business tlie club will have to adjourn."
"I beg," replied tho benr relator,
that I may be permitted to get into
the bear camp beforo I am called
down. Toward noon I shot a deer
and hung it up ia tho usual wav. I
cut a slice of steak from tiie loin,
built a fire at the end ot a huge fallen
tree, put my steak on the coals and
sat down to watcli it and to smoke.
While so situated I heard a noise
which sounded at first like something
scratching. This was followed by a
grunt. I thought at first the grunt
was that of an Injun and turned to
look. As I did no I noticed something block Coming out ot the hollow
of the log. Being au old hunter, It
did not tuke me long to discover that
the object wus a bear. Whether he
had heen awakened trom hto sleep by
the aroma of the Juicy venison or annoyed by the smoke ol the fire I cannot say. The bear is quite fond ot a
well-cooked steak, however. I have
known a bear to go hungry looking
for Just what ho wanted.
" As soon as I   saw    the  bear ol
this story 1 moved away. There was
a small  tree near by and,  being an
export climber. I went up  that tree
like a cat.   Tho bear followed mo tu
tho tree with tho confident strido ot
a man who has been askod to take a
drink. But he could not get a   foothold on tho tree. It was too small.
Every timo lie got his paws   around
it he would slip dowu. He paid no attention to the dead doer that    was
hanging where I  put It. That ls an
other funny thing about a boar.    Ho
will never   touch anything that   ls
hanging np.    I suppose he Is afraid
it will fall on him. Anything that is
on tho ground a bear is not afraid ot.
' I   soon discovered that tho bonr
which had treed me had    como    to
stay. When ho saw he could not climb,
ho waited for me to come down.   1
had no intention of playing the role
of Zaccheus to a Wisconsin bear.    I
sat Iu the forks of tho treo for an
hour or more, until   I began to feel
cold,   und I    commenced calling for
help.     After    I   had    yelled myself
hoarso and had amused* the bear,  I
remembered that I waft away out of
reach ot civilization, and that thero
could be no   help.      I next realized
hunger's pangs.     I  had some   hard
biscuit in the pocket of my hunting
jacket, and I  began feeding myselt.
In doing so I  dropped one. Tlio bear
tackled It, liked it, and looked up at
me for more,   it occurred to me that
I   might get myself on good   terms
with tho bear by giving up a   few
more biscuits, and I   tossed hitn ono
at a time. Ho acted as il he    had
boon trained. He would stand on his
hind legs, Catch a biscuit ln his mouth
and eat it, and then come down kerplunk on his forefoot, until I    tossed
hlin another biscuit.   I    finally   exhausted my supply of food. I  had not
expected to havo a bear take luncheon
with mo when I   started, so I   had
not loaded my pockets.
Still, tho bear was not satisfied.   I
hit i i one ot mv  puckets,   thinking'
I   might  find a stray   biscuit.      In
doing su  I   came In   contact    with
some half-ounce ball cartridges.    I do
not know what prompted It, but    I
tossed one or those    cartridges    to
Mr. Hear.     Ilo caught It and covered
It with his jaws.    Tbey came down
upon tbo cartridge    liko    thc  upper
Jaw of a crocodile on Hi truant nigger.    Then I  saw tbo bear fall over,
ami a moment later I   saw a tiny
stream of  blood trlcklo    from     his
mouth   nnd   crimson the snow.       I
came very near saying whito snow,
remembering that you gentlemen recently had black snow ln  this, city.
But the snow lu Wisconsin Is always
" But I didn't como down tor a
"Thore Is a good denl ot possum In
a, benr, especially If the bear Is an
old rounder. But nn hour or so later
I slid down the tree quietly and
looked at the bear. I saw no respiration. I went up to hint ami
raised his eyelid. Ho was dead. The
force of his Jaw on that cartridge
hnd exploded It, and the ball had
sent the spirit of that bear out of
There wns a shuttling of leet In the
club. Lawyer   seized tho Inkstand, and Judge     picked np   a
paper weight.
" One minute," said the bear relator.
" I am not through.    As Lawyer	
would sny, In Blackstonian oarlonce,
I have not done. I walked back to
my place ot abode and related whnt
I have told you. I must say that
there was no such evidence ol nnbe-
llel among them as I hove seen here.
Tliev hitched up a sled nnd we started back to tho bear garden. We got
there all right and held nn autops**
on the dend. My Iriends skinned
him, nnd, having been a sort ol
liorse doctor in my tlmo. I probed
tor the hull and found It flftttonetl
ngnlnst the Inside ot the benr's skull,
where It had lodged alter passinc
from his mouth through his brnln. I
put the bullet ln my pocket nnd carried It as a souvenir."
At this point the committee on the
bear rose nnd nsked leavo to consult.
After several drinks the committee
returned nnd stated thnt the Improbabilities of the story would be materially removed If the relator could produce the flattened bullet.
" I expected as much," wns the replv
of the benr relator. "I must toil
you why I cannot comply, nnd then,
I think, you will acknowledge that
tliere Is no Improbability In tho narrative. I kept the ball somo years,
when I came to Chicago to attend tho
Worlds Fair 1 was unnbto to get
anything to eat, and wns forced to
live on tho Government pier. I saw
people out there fishing, nnd I hired a
Ino and bnlt nnd caught trout. Some-
bow I lost tho sinker off my line, and,
being In n hurry, I took my souvenir
bullet Irom Its hiding place, tied It on
my line and cast out. As I did so a
big catfish leaped from the water,
broke my line, and swallowed sinker,
hook nnd bait, and then disappeared.
If tt were not for that incident I
would not be doubted. It was the tnls-
tako of my life, for when tho Battened bullet disappeared mv reputation wns put  in Jeopardy."'
Judge ��� of the ��� committee
nrose nnd snid: "You are in error,
lour reputation remains untarnished
in the records ot the Iroquois Club
until you get tho fish."
Tho committee then adjourned.
Just a Little One For the Examiners
Betore examining students and professors, might it not be well for the
examiners to have a brief diet ot sclt-
exanilntitlon, says "Knoxonlan" in
the Canada Presbyterian. A short
preliminary cuuter for warming-up
purposes might be a, good thing, it
Is so much easier to criticise others
than do good work ourselves, so much
_"sler.,t0 ask questions thun to answer f hem that a warming-up cxerclso is always i:i oi.lcr: liow would
thu: examination paper do for some
oi tne brethren who uro absolutely
certain they know the right kind of
material for a  first-class prolessor:
1. Give the full title ol the book
popularly known ns Butler's unalogy.
(Now don't go to the shell und look
at the book).
2. Write brief notes on the words
apt. Ruble  and  likely," nnd    state
the idea you wish to express by the
use ol each of them.
3. Explain the difference between
bring nnd fetch.
���4. Give a rough estimate of the'
number ol times you havo misplaced
the word "only" durmg tho lust ten
t>. Do you ever allow the- much
overworked little word "it" to become lonesome for tho wuut ot an
antecedent ?
tt. When you use pronouns thnt refer to some person or thing aro you
always ready to make an affidavit
that there Is a person or thing there
for.them to refer to?
7. When the reporter tells you
that an unfortunate man has   been
executed" do you always consider
his Euglish quite correct V May it not
havo beeu that the sentence was
executed ?
8. Do you ever iu nn outburst of
eloquqnco spenk aliout a congregation
or mission station "growing" smaller.
01 courso you would uever speak In
Cold blood about nnytliiug "growing"
9. Write brief notes on "In our
midst," and givo an approximate estimate ot the number ol times you
huve used that expresslou during the
last five years.
0. Do you ever use "at least." "at
all events," nnd similar qualifying
phrases In a free ami easy sort of
wny without asking whether they
work backward or forward?
10. Pronounce tho words Bcncotis-
flcld and Scbastopol. Would you laugh
at anybody who said Bo-aconsfleld���
not Belt���and who put the accent on
the second last syllable ot Sebasto-
Any clerical member of the class
who cannot make 75 per cent, on
the foregoing paper In ono hour without rising from his desk or consulting books should not bo allowed to
mako long speeches nbout the qunll-
llcatlons of a theological prolessor.
Those who fall mny have a postmortem exnmlnatlon tho week belore
the Assembly meets. Thoso who pass
on this pnper may write lor honors
at an early date.
A story of a feat of mechanical
skill of wonderful delicacy Is told In
Iron Age. An expert mechanic Is 'said
to have taken a common sewing
needle of medium size, 15-8 Inches
long, and drilled a hole through ite '
entire length, Irom eye to point, the
hole being Just large enough to admit
of tho passage of a very fine hair.
S. S. Teacher���Now. wlio can tell
me what a tare Is? Johnnie���I
think I know. S. S. Teacher���Well,
then, you may tell us, Johnnie. Johnnie���Something to ride In. S.
S. Teacher���No; but what made you
think It was something to ride ln?
Johnnie���'Cause mamma told Aunt
Jane yesterday that papa had gono
olf on a " tare."
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Robert persisted ln his silence. He
wua tired, und when the sentence depriving him of hia .liberty for a whole
year waa read to him he had sufficient resignation aud self-control not
to cry out to tho Judge: "Why, it
Ih I who am the victim of the crimes
which lam accused of committingI"
A few daya after his conviction
Robert was confined in the prison of
tke deportment of L'Herault. Then
ho begun hla painful apprenticeship
to a felon's life, without for one moment failing in hla resolve. The first
few months wero the hardest to bear.
The very natural curiosity thut
Uobert had created bad not yet died
away; he waa compelled to defend
himself against questions aud to
avoid traps, lie succeeded, by persevering in the system that he hud
adopted. He would not tell the truth
and he scorned to tell a lie. Absolute silence safeguarded him, without lowering him in hia twu esteem.
Little by little, moreover, the interest which attached to him diminished. The circumstance wus forgotten, and finally Uobert enjoyed perfect indifference. He even succeeded,
by hla gentleness and good conduct),
iu becoming u favorite with the warders, und prison life would have been
beurable. If It had uot been for tlie
terrible necessity of living ln the so-
soelety  of  degraded beings.
His long hours of captivity were
soothed by hopo, that grand conso-
latlon ol the afflicted. Moreover, the
mau who bears within his breast a
fixed plun cun with impunity puss
through the most, painful trials. Hia
resolution preserves him from dangerous connections, at the suine time
aa it buoys bim up above ull troubles. ,
The year which Uobert passed in )
prison was employed in maturing bis
plans, und thinking out menus of
rescuing his sou. It wus almoat certain thut George, having beea left
alone oa the Caiman, hud followed
the fortunes of Morgan and Dlego
of whose crimes he hud no suspicion.
Robert had, then, a clue which was
sufficient to put him on his track.
It was, he well knew, a difficult and
dangerous enterprise, but it was sufficient for him thut it wus not impossible.
Tho first of all the elements of
success in the campaign which he was
about to commence, was money. He
would have left prison with the meagre pittance amassed by a yeur of
manual lubor, but u generous man,
who had been present at his trial
und who had taken un Interest In
thia living enlgmu, had left for him,
In the hands of the authorities, a
sum o( BOO francs. It wus u fortune.
This trifling sum which the generosity of a stranger had provided him
with served as tho basis of a bold
plan. Robert swore to Bave hla son
or perish, On leaving prison he wus
not freed from supervision and tho
obligation to reside in a certain town.
He easily obtulncd permission to live
in Marseilles, and with tho Bmall
sum which he had in his possession
on regaining his liberty, he was cn-
ubled to tnke a modest lodging and
live for some little time.
���Without      losing        a       moment
he       began       to        prepare       to
���      ���        it  was  Impos-
wheels separated by a narrow seat,
and he hud beon astonished at the
swiftness with which tbey got over
the ground.
The one that the children were
playing with was In very bud condition. The springs, rusted us if they
bad been for a long time under water,
were groat ly broken, and Uobert
lea nil tliat the boys had Just discovered this machine at the bottom of
a disused water-cistern. He was
wondering what chance had transported this English Invention Into
the heart of Provence, when suddenly
a ray of light flashed across his mind.
He bad discovered ����� ndssiug link In
tbe chain. The shepherd who, on the
night of the crime, had seen a fantastic traveller���the diabolical ride upon'
a strange apparatus-���all waa clear to
him. The puerile Invention which
had amused him in his youth had lie-
come the Instrument of a vile murder, und the assnssln, as a refinement
of crime, hud made uso of an innocent
, plaything to muko certain or escaping from the results of bis wicked-
Here was no trick of a common
scoundrel, and no one but Diego eould
have invented it. Roliert remembered
his brother-in-law's frequent absences,
liis inexplicable expeditions about
the deserted country during the time
which preceded Disney's death. The
monster wns practising on the machine, which he hud no doubt hidden
In the cistern where the children had
found it. Tiie trip to Marseilles, tho
night passed at the inn at Cogolln,
wore parts of a long-meditated plan
to prepare nn alibi for nlmself. All
the details of the horrible plot became
clear at the same moment. He hat!
carried off the gold ln order to give
the idea of theft; the will, which he
had not had time to burn, he hnd
hidden, so as to get rid of a damuing
Robert recognized plainly in all
this the Infernal mind which for the
last twenty years had applied itself
to tho organizing of crime and tho
perfecting of assassination. At last
God hnd' permitted that truth should
manifest itself, in order to destroy
the doubts whicli, In spite of himself, Robert still retained, nnd to
strengthen him In his resolution to
punish the murderer.
The children had gone awny; the
sun, which hnd Just disappeared below the horlzohi was tinting the sky
with a ruddy glow. The time had
come to set off In search of the gold
which wus to put revenge In his
power. Robert renched the common
aliout eleven o'clock.
The moon wus showing a feeble
light; but the clearness of a southern
night, all glittering with stars, sufficed to guide him, and ho recognized without difficulty the stones In
the middle of which the box had
been concealed. He had some difficulty, however, In finding the exact
spot, and he raised aeveral blocks
without result; but, under a large
etouo all covered with moss, his foot
struck agnlnst the tin box, wliich
waa half eaten away with rust.
He opened it with trembling hand,
and saw thnt the puper in which the
gold wus wrapped, having rotted
with age, had allowed the coins to
escape. He took possession of them
without scruple and without fear,
for they were about to serve to rescue the last victim from tho assassin's hands. The box contained eleven
thouaand francs. It was enough to
start the campaign wltn, and Ro-
Marselltes full of
carry  out his  plan.   ..           - 	
slble for him to put It Into execution j t>ert returned to
unaided, and there was only man ln , courage nnd hope,
the world In whom he could trust*, j0im Slough's reply awaited him
Thnt man was John Slough, whom there. Poor John wrote tn terms
Robert, before hla departure, had |n which his Jov overflowed. He be-
palced lu his cottage at Whltstable* | Moved Robert dead ever since the
Wns he still alive? The last news; news of the wreck of the Avenger
that he had received from him dated had arrived In England, whero evcry-
from two years back. Robert wrote . one thought that the frigate hnd
to him, at any hazard, taking care to | perished with nil handa. Ho ended hla
compose his lettor with great care, letter by offering his old master his
in case It fell Into tlie hands otf g00(_g and hls porBon, Robert hnsten-
Htrnngcrs. He Informed him that lie ; ea* to tell him thut ho accepted his
wns alive, and begged hlra to keep , devotion, nnd begged him to Join him
his existence a secret und write to | aa soon as possible. A week after Ro-
him at Marseilles under an assumed
name. He hud purposely omitted to
sign his name, knowing well that
Slough would recognize his old niaa-
ter's writing.
A few days must necessarily puss
before nn answer could nrrlve from
Whltstable, and Robert took advantage of Ida time tu put into execution
a plan upon which he counted much.
Clothed like the Provencal peasants,
he took the road towards Vur, und
arrived one evening in tbat same village of Cogolln, where he had slept
on the night of Thomas Disney's murder. Time and grief had no aged him
that he wus sure or net being recognized. No uno could remember, after
so mauy years, tho young aud Joyous
stranger of the red-tiled bastlde, Robert thought, however, that it would
rather the old friend of his youth.
Slough shed tears of Joy on seeing
hlin again, nnd of grief on hearing
the end story of the last two yeara.
When Robert explained to him his
plan, and told hlra of hia hopes, tho
Intrepid sailor did not hesitate for a
moment. Foreseeing that his master
must havo hnd need of money, the
good John had brought nil his saving��� about five hundred pounda.
with tho gold recovered on the
common, Robert had at hla disposal
twenty thousand francs, a aura more
thnn sufficient for thfl undertaking
which ho was meditating, tie learned
with satisfaction that nothing had
ever been heard of tho Avenger, nnd
thut the scene of tho wreck was unknown,     Robert   wua thus   tho only
be the most prudent plan uot to halt j Ono  to possess tlie secret, nnd
at Cogolln. und before taking the path   ������- ���-   ���  ���-- �� ������>��� ��*���*
whicli led to the common, he went and
sat down to wait lor darkness under
a plane-tree Just outside the village.
The sun wus casting its last rays on
the rich landscape which Ellen's
young husband hnd wandered over in
dnys gone by, and ho amused himself
by looking at the smiling picture
which the nelgbborhood of a Provencal village always presents. A numerous band of children was crowding
tumultously round an object whicli
Robert could not quite muko out.
Presently the Joyous troop divided,
and ono of the biggest boys uppeared
mounted on a wheel which he tried
to force along, but he lost his balance at every moment, amid tho
bursts of luughter frum his comrades.
The gaiety of these urchins was so
hearty, and their gambols so noisy,
that at least they diverted Robert's
mind from his sad thoughts.
Ue approached the group, and saw
that the children were Joyously carrying along one of those curious machines, at that time almost unknown
In France, which have long been ln
use In Kngland. Uobert had often
witnessed at Whltstable races on
these machines, which consist of two
fmmi_m the
only one, so he hoped at least, who
would obtain nny advantage from it,
for George nnd the Irish sailor were
not lu a position to dream of doing
It remained to determine upon the
means of currying out tho operation
with safety, and abovo all with
promptitude, for time was precious.
John, who hnd sailed a good deal in
tho Mediterranean in former days,
wns very well acquainted with the
African coast and the Sorelle reef.
It was he who hit upon the moBt
simple and most practicable plan. It
was out of the question to engage
any sailors to help them, and, on
tho other hnnd, they could not set
sail without some ostensible purpose
In view. It was therefore necessary
to act without assistance, and find
a pretext for landing on the Sorelle.
Tbe supervision to which Robert
was subject was opt very strict, and
he hnd no great difficulty In embarking with John for Africa. Having arrived at Algiers, they gnve themselves out as English Bailors from
Malta, who had come to the coast to
fish for coral. The centre of this Industry has been for the last two
centuries    established at  the    little
seaport town of Cajle, on the frontiers
of  the State of Tunis.
Thoy went and took up their quarters there, and obtained a boat
which thoy were able to manage by
themselves. When he wrote to John
ln England Robert had taken care
to tell him to bring with him two
complete divers' costumes and an
air-pumping apparatus. The profession of corn 1-fisliera which they
had chosen was sufficient to explain
the possession of these objects. They
had, moreover, taken precautions to
avoid drawing attention to themselves, and they led In every respect
the Ufa of fishermen. There was soon
no one on the coast who would not
have taken them for poor
men who had come from England to gain a precarious livelihood. People even laughed nt them
nbout their boat, which they had
bought very cheap, and their idea of
setting out without engaging a snllor, and without evon taking a boy
with them.
Before embarking upon their enterprise nt the Sorelle, Robert deemed it
necessary to go out several times to
fish.In reality. In order to have some
practice at diving, which he hnd had
time to forget. It was not a very
easy mnttcr Tor twn of thera nlone
to attempt such un Important undertaking! uud a few preliminary trials
were indispensable.
The experiments took place on cornl
reefs at different depths, nnd were
perfectly "successful. Robert soon re-
gnlned the self-possession nnd skill of
which he hnd been a master before,
and by dint of pains and perseverance
they succeeded in making themselves
proiiclent. While one of them dived,
the otiier hnd to manage the air-
pumping apparatus, n task which is
usually shared by two men.
In this lay their principal difficulty.
It waa overcome, thanks to John's
energy and vigor, nnd from that time
forth success was certain. In the interval between their trial attempts,
Robert hud hud several opportunities
of talking to sailors from Tunis nnd
Tripoli, who trade along the coast,
and he-hud gathered some valuable
The Caiman was not unknown in
the neighborhood. She had even visited it recently, for the captain of a
Tunisian cliebek hud come across her
near the island of Pnntcllnrla. This
man, who hud boarded her to sell
fish, had noticed, ao he said, three
or four Europeans, and he little suspected the Joy with which this news
was received by George's father. The
general opinion among the fishermen
was that tlie Caiman carried on the
smuggling trade between Italy and
Spain; but no one knew her exact
This muttered but Uttle to Robert.
It  wna sufficient  for him   to  know
thnt the vessel had not left the Medl- ]
terrnnean, and he had no doubt thnt j
George wus one of the Europeans who
had been seon on Morgan's brig.
The time to net had arrived. Robert and John left Calle on a fine morning in August, The Wind was fuv-
orable, the sea calm, and fine weather
was assured for at least u few dnys.
On the duy after tholr departure tho
Sorelle were in sight, and on casting
anchor nenr the ruck.where ho hnd.
formerly passed such a terrible night
Robert could not control a feeling of
emotion. Nothing waa changed In the
menacing appearance of tho dreadful
rocks; it was only that the waves
were not dashing furiously against
They reared themselves, rugged and
gloomy, In the midst of a sea aB blue
ua the aky and as transparent ua
crystal. Robert began by exploring
thut part of the reef whero the
Avenger had struck, and he saw, with
Joy, that the frigate had remained
in the place where she had foundered.
Eroin his boat he could distinguish,
in ten fathoms of wator, the great
red burs of the engines standing up
In tlie middle oi* tlie debris.
The day passed lu ranking their pre-
purntlons uud choosing their exact
anchorage. Robert remembered perfectly that the cases of gold hud been
stowed in u Compartment underneath
the gun-room, with tho exception of
��ix, which tho captain bud received
just at the moment of weighing
anchor. These, owing to the press of
time, had remained In his cabin. Forming his designs according to whnt ho
remembered, Robert determined to operate ou the compartment under the
gun-room, which promised to be the
easiest to reach. It was settled thut
he nnd Slough should dive In turns,
���and Uobert took upon himself to muke
the first trip.
Clad lu his costume, he descended
to the wreck and discovered tlie deck
iu shallow water, or rather the remains of the deck, for time and the
waves had almost destroyed It. He
fouud that the gun-room was accessible, and he noted with Joy thut he
should have tess ditflcuttlea to contend
with  than he had foreseen.
One severe task, however, wub before ldm. The trapdoor which covered tho Compartment must be discovered nnd raised with a crow-bar.
His first visit was taken up witli this
operation. Robert hud the good lortune to discover the trap-dour, und
tlie strength to open it.
The cases were in their place. Piled
ouo upon another, they took up a
small space, und Robert fancied that
those which were at tho bottom of
tlio compartment bad been crushed
beneath tho weight and partly
emptied. This mattered little, however, for thero remained enough to
curry out hia project ten times over,
and he hud determined to be content
with extracting part of tlio treasure,
leaving tho rest until after he hnd
rescued George. Uobert ascended
and explained the position of the
wreck to John, who hnd no doubts of
success. Tho only fear was that of
being surprised at their work, but
that was little likely; for sallura
avoided tho dangers of the Sorelle,
and tho divers hud tuken tho precaution to conceal their boat behind
a rock, so that th.y should not be
noticed,    .
They calculated that ono week
would bo sufficient for thom to raise
four or five cases, whicli would be
enough, since each of them wonld
contain, according to the rules of
sea transport, ten thousand guineas.
With forty thousanJ pounds Robert
had ample with wliich to purchase,
were it necessary, a vessel In which
to pursue Morgan.
Tho next day It **us John's turn.
He dived, and waB successful Ia making fust to the first cuse, which was
hoisted and placed in their boat beforo nlerht. The work, however, had
been very severe, and several times
they bad to interrupt It in order to
disentangle tho case from amongst
tho wreckage. The second nnd third
gave them still more trouble, either
because they were less fuvorably
placed, or that the strength of tho
workers had began to fail them. Robert was hesitating whether to hoist
the fourth, when It occurred to him
to explore tho captain's cabin, whero
he had seen six cases stowed, in order
to see whether they could not be
extracted with less difficulty.
lie himself undertook this fresh
Journey, and after having given John
Instructions so that ho could follow
nil hia movements with the boat, he
dived and made his way to the
stern, progressing slowly, and taking
alt the precautions that a long experience suggested to hlin. The ship
was lying at a sharp angle, lier prow
Inclining upwards, nnd Roliert hnd
great difficulty In keeping his footing on tlie slippery deck. He soon
came to a gnp, and discovered that
the frigate had divided Into two
parts. The stornmost part; where
the captuln's cabin was situated,
formed n separate wreck, and in order to roach it, Roliert hud to traverse, not without peril, a space ol
several fathoms across,
* He succeeded ln this without accident. The walla of the captain's
cnbin hnd disappeared, and the floor
wns covered with wreckage.
Amongst this Uobert noticed with
surprise some woodwork which
seemed to belong to some broken
cases. He thought to himself that
possibly the sea bad burst some of
them open, and he continued to nd-
vance. The light, which hnd lx.*en
sufficiently strong in shallow water,
diminished Iu proportion n-s he descended, nnd soon ho had some trouble ln finding hia way. Objects uppeared to him through a thick mist,
and ho recognized thom by touch
almost, as much as by sight. He
kept stooping down and feeling on
the ground for tho cases; but he had
already been almost round the cabin
without coming across anything beyond furniture, and he was about to
abandon his investigations, when his
handa grasped some long, rounded
body. At tlio time he wns ou his
knees before tlie unknown object,
which stood upright before him. Ho
thought ut first thut he had encountered ono of the columns which
support tho deck In ships; but on
feeling it more carefully he found
that this supposed column yielded to
tho pressure of his hands.
Suddenly Uobert started back horror-struck. The object thut ho had
grasped was a man's leg.
Accustomed na Robert was to
those terrible discoveries, this ono
tilled him with fear nnd disgust. He
rose, uud found himself face to face
with a human form which swayed
about alowly and presented a strange
appearance, Iu the seml-durkness ho
suw a kind of nietullia lustre shining
on the head of tho corpse. Robert
had tho courage to approach and examine more closely the terrible apparition. His face struck againat a
plate of glass, and his arma grasped
some soft and sticky substance. The
man who stood thus before him In
the realms of death was a diver in
helmet nnd breast-plate. His hand
was still grasping his life-line, nnd
hla arm was extended as If to give
tho signal to haul up. Through the
glass plate against which Robert
hud thrust hla face ho funded he
could dimly distinguish tho largo
round  holes of a skeleton's eyes.
So some one hud been before him,
and the treasure had already been
visited by some unfortunate mun, who
had met his death tliere. In nil probability the uir-pipe hud broken; but
why hud not the diver's companions
hauled his body up?
A suspicion flashed across Robert's
mind. He took hold of the pipe which
waa flouting above tho head of tho
corpse mill examined it. It had been
severed at some distance ubuve, und
the cut had not boen the result of
an accident, for it was sharply defined, and could only have been done
by a man's hand. Robert stooped nnd
saw thut tlie dead man wus bound
by tho waist to the column. Doubt
wua no longer possible. The wretched
man had perished, tlie victim of his
companion's vengeance or greed. Robert thought to have done witl) crime,
und he hud found It ut the bottom
of the sea.
To the feeling of horror wliich
took possession of him soon succeeded one of vogue uneasiness. Who could
It be whom he had encountered nt
this dreary rock? Who couid have
found out the secret of tho
Avenger's treasure? In spite of tho
repugnance whleh he felt, Robert severed with his diver's knife tho cords
wliich bound tho corpse, fastened u
rope to it, dragged it to the gunroom, und gave the signal to haul up.
On reaching the boat and taking off
his helmet, John was horrified at his
pallor, nnd asked hini whether he
hail met with any accident. Robert
was so upset that he hardly had
the strength to relate what ho hud
Ashe listened to the account of this
strange discovery, John Slough become moro and mure gloomy. One
would have thought that a superstitious terror had taken possession of
tho old sailor. Robert and he looked
at ono another without daring to express tlielr thoughts, but the sumo
dreadful presentiment occupied both
ol them. This uncertainty waa too
cruel. Robert made a violent effort
to control himself, und ordered John
to haul up the ropo which he had
made fust to tho unknown victim of
an odious crime. Old Slough obeyed,
nnd a cold sweat bathed Robert's
temples when ho snw the corpse
emerge from the water In an upright
position like a horrible apparition.
A dazzling sunlight shone on this
strange scene, and by a trick of
memory which often preserves the
impression of the smallest details nfter time hns effaced tho effect
ol more thrilling sensations, Robert
often recollected afterwards that the
glass of the helmet reflected tho rays
of the sun like a mirror. He was too
much affected to help John to hoist
tho body on board, and whilst thc
old sailor  was unfastening tho    ap
paratus which hid the dead man'a
face, George's father remained standing, his hand on his heart, which was
beating so as almost to burst his
chest. Suddenly John Slough uttered
a loud cry:
"Go away, master; do not look,
in heaven's  name I"
And he thrust him uwuy as he
bent over the corpse, Robert resisted,
and fell on his knees at hia side.
The beloved head of George, his
adored son, was there before him,
livid and disfigured. Ills eyes, open
and staring, seemed to he looking nt
his father, and reproaching him for
not buving known how to protect
him. Robert turned awny und fell as
if he hnd beon struck with a hammer. When he recovered his senses
John was bending over him nnd bathing hla forehead witli sen wn ter. He
looked nt him with u sturtled gnzc,
then suddenly the consciousness of the
terrible reality dnwned on him.
"Where is he? Where Is ho? I must
see him I" he cried, sobbing. His old
friend held him back and pointed to
a human form lying beneath n sail,
which was covering him like a
shroud. His heart failed him, and he
fell strength less at the bottom of the
bont. Great tears rolled dowu the
old sailor's weather-beaten cheeks,
nnd It was plain from the motion of
his lips thnt ho wus praying.
How many hours passed thus Robert never knew, but when he recovered
from the state of prostration into
which grief had plunged him, the sun
was sinking below the horizon. To
hts crushing despair had gradually
succeeded the only feeling which could
henceforth exist in him���that of vengeance.
(To be Continued.)
The Confidences Inspired by Merit
Preyed Upon Dy Creed,
The  Hebemlng   Imitator���Tbo   VUlaluotiH
' Fraud ��� Mobbing  on   the  Strength  of
Your Keiolro   to   Une   Dodd's    Kidney
To warn and guard from danger and
wreck beacon lights stand high and
boldly en rocky coasts.
To luro aud deceive to ruin the
wrecker ��ets up false lights.
Thore Ib a sort of loyalty due tothe
man, or men, who point out grave dangers and bow to avert them.
And there ta something unspeakably
execrable in the villainy thut seeks to
profit by your danger, by deceiving
you upon false grounds.
Such ia tho act of those who endeavor to palm off upon you Imitations
of Dodd's Kidney HIIb.
They mny offer thera to you
by count, dignified by the name, " Kidney Pills."
It Is almost needless to say thnt the
original and genuine Dodd's Kidney
Pills are put up only In boxes.
Thoy may be offered to you ln
boxes, too, at almost any price, but
you nro safe from the Intended fraud
If you noto tho absence of Oodd's Kidney Pilla on the case label*
No ono dare use that name, for the
counterfeiter would bo liable to Im-
priaonmont.   .
It Is something to be aware that
In buying Dodd's Kidney Pills you are
buying the real thing which envious
freed would cheat you out of, If they
But there are scores of ways in
which the attempt Is being made.
Tho true and original Kidney PI Us
nro put up In a large, flat wooden
box, covered with blue label with
white letters, also having a red band.
There can only be disadvantage and
danger In taking anything but the
genuine, so do not be defrauded by accepting anything else.
A Wichita, Kan., special to the
Chicago Tribune snys: A blacksmith to-day sighted a gun over hla
shoulder. It struck the trigger of a
gun JJO feot behind hhn; the shot
from thnt struck tho trigger of a
gun 30 feet In front of him; the shot
from thnt struck the trigger of another gun KO feet behind him, and
the shot from thut went through nn
applo on tho top of hla own head.
It Is thought to Tie the greatest
shooting font on record.
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-"What la  tho  nmount of the poll
tax, John?" asked Mrs. Cawker.
"One dollar," replied Mr. Cawker,
"When  wc   women   get   tUo  ballot
wo skull mark It down to t)9 cents."
Consumption, La Grippe, Pneumonia
and nil Throat and Lung Diseases are
cured by Shlloh's Cure.
It Is estimated that the total
amount of gold In circuln tloa
throughout the world ts about $850,-
000,000���le-^s  thnn   1,000   tons.
Constipation causes moro thnn half
tho Ills of women. Karl's Clover Root
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Wo learo from the Department of
Education that llu provision for a
monitor here was to anticipate a largely
jncre.iscd attendance of pupils, the num.
ber at present attending not warranting
the appointment of an additional teacher
During the prist.month 'the average daily
attendance in each of the Arst two divisions ia, less than JJ," It is stated thai
'���the need of an additional school room
has not yet been under consideration."
We understand that the idea of retrenchment is predominant just now, but surely
the government can afford to provide
school accommodation for the highest
number of pupils ever attending und as
high as 61 has attended in Miss Nicker-
son's and 50 in Miss Powell's division.
|n Miss Nickeiion's room some children
were found sitting on the ed^e of the
platform, while all the seats were crowd
ed. Such a condition of affairs is unsani
lory and cruel, Matters have been relieved somewhat by the diphtheria scare
which has caused many parents to keep
their children nt home, The health of
9 nail children is of incomptrativt*\
more consequence than any mental train
ing they ma/ get through public instruc
tion, While parents are in some case,
very much to blame for' the irregularity
in attendance of tbeir children, forgetting
that occasional attendance is but little
better than none at all; nevertheless the
crowded state of the two lower divisions,
ia our judgment amply justifies parents
in keeping tbe little ones at home until
additional accommodations are provided.
We mu-t again call the attention of
the trustees to the want of ventilation of
lh': two wings of the school house, A
lii.le expense would very greatly remedy
matters, and we trust they will not cease
pressing upon the attention ol thc De
partment the importance of providing
school accommod itiuii tor all children of
school age.
Since the above was penned���today,
the jjrd���nc visited tiie school aad
found���the scare over���54 pupils in Miss
Nickei son's division. Does the Department think that is a suitable number ? or
that they ought to be cooped up in a room
where no air can get in, and none can
get out except through the small Iran*
sntsu above the high windows* The two
rooms of the lower division in warm
spring days und during the summer are
11 te nocett of any fresh air as an oven,
and then if all the children came whose
a ivllege it should be to attend, there
surely would be sickness.
It is but-ust to add that the trustees
are doing what they can, but that they
have nu means to make the necessary
chfiges 10 secure proper ventilation.
We understand estimates for the work
have beep forwarded to Department at
Victor'**, and wt cannot doubt but that
proper action will he liken,
Wt nonce that in other places action
is being taken with reference to cele*
brating th* Queen's Birth Da,. We
ought tu celebrate either that day or the
first of July, in determining which we
should t�� governed somc.vha: by what
is being done elsewhere, As 11 is better
tn keep uiu* money at home than to spend
it abruid we should certainly celebrate
here on one of these occasions. Which
���kill it be? It is none tou early to call a
meeting in consider the matter.
. Al this wriliig���April 22ml��� it seeois
probable that th* Dominion Parliament
will be prorogued without passing the
Remedial Bill owing to obstructive tactics, and that the principle of the bill will
enter itu* the discussions ef thc campaign which is to ful ow,
.hi   , m
Last .Fridav the Provincial parliament
Ml prorogued. The amendments to the
Land Laws, Minoral Act, Municipal Act,
the increase'of taxation, and the act for
the encouragement of the dairy interest
Vi an outline of the, mon important  work
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We have received the special edition
of the Victoria Colonist. Itis pleasant
ly illustrated and contains a write up ol
the business of Victoria together wilh an
account ot the Vancouver Island coal
mines. From thc latter we clip the
following relating to thia district:
"At Comox ** it another immense
field 300 miles square and estimated to
contain workable coal to the enormous
extent of 16,000,000 tons per 9quare
miles. Thc growth nf this great industry
has gone on rapidly for besides the local
coal irade, an immense export is made
every year, principally to San San Francisco, San Diego and San Pedro in California, also in Oregon, Washington,
Alaska, Hawaii aod Russia.
"The superior quality of Vancouver
coal for steam purposes has been proved
by experiments by the chief engineer of
the U.S. Navy Yard at Mare Island,
who lound It far better than any of the
coal mined in Washington, California or
Oregon. The output of coal, will, during
the present year, be greatly increased for
the manufacture of coke is to be entered
into on a large scale at the Union collieries. A market for this will be found
among the smelters that the immense
gold, silver and copper mining developments have rendered necessary. At
,ircsent a great deal of coke is imported
into the province frnm Cardiff and from
the United States, but the tests that have
ben made with Union coal show it to
produce a highly desirable coke, and the
Union Colliery Co. will have no difficulty
in securing 1 market for thetr production.
B* sides the fact that coke is produced
cheaply en the seaboard, will give as
impetus tu mining for precious metils
along the coast. I he discoveries that
have been made in the last few months
give promise of smelting operations being begun before long, The Union
Colliery coke ovens will have a capacity
0' 150 tons per day, and as they are close
to the water the steam ers can be loaded
by a steam derrick direct from the ovens.
Another improvement is the Luhrig coal
washing machine capable of handling
600 tons per day. This will give a wasn
nut coal equal in value to the lump, for
it has been found in Great Britain and
(���c-rnwwy that the nut coal after being
sited and washed, gives better results for
steam purposes than lump coal besides
being easier handled."
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C.ok�� ft Bowman Utl I SO Wharf Bt. |   2S-.Kin.8t. |      jMpcr Are.   ���
Courtenay, B.C.
Grant & Munighan, Pr��ps.
Best of Liquors
iFnest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
Drs. Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeon*.
"crsrcoiT ac.
W* ha*r* epjoinUd Ur. -Tamos Abrams our collector until mrtaer notice, to whom all overdue account*
tray be paid.
7 Hox. 1898.
Society    Cards
I.   0.   0.   F.
Union Ledge, No. 11, meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited ta attend.
A. Lindsay, R- S.
Cumberland Lodge,
A, F. A A. M, B. C. R
Union, B. C.
Lodge meets first   Saturday   in  each
month.   Visiting brethren are cordial!
invited lo attend.
Jamks McKim. Sec.
Hiram Lo��,gc No 14 AT .& A.M..B.C.I
Courtenay B. C,
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on 01
before the foil of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
K. S, McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
0. ���"���*., meet in theii lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courteeay, every second
Saturday at 3 p. m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec
Cumberland Encampment
Me. S, 1. O. O. F.,  Union,
Meets first and third  Wednesdays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. in.   Visiiing
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
1. COMB, Scribe
We the waderiigncd hereby authorize
John Uracil to culled all accounts due the
estate of Uobert Graham.
R. Grant")
H. Haiiibiirgtr j- Trustees.
cajuisaijun* beob tiuo?
1 have moved into my tew shop oa
First St. next 10 the Customs tiff.ee, where
I an prepared 10 manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and childru's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
Any person er persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels ef the
Union Brewery Company Lid of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Nerrij, Sec'y
The money order department closes at
7 p.m. Thersdays. Letters may be registered up to 7.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Apply for boxes to arrive next month before
they are all taken.
s. or t.
Union Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance, meets in Free Mason's Hall,
Union, every Monday evening at 7:30.
Visiting friends cordially invited to
All persons driving over the wharf or
oridges in Comox district faster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
W. B. Anderson,
 Gov. Agent.
Farm df 160 acres 4 miles from Comnx
wharf fori sale,    For particulars enquire
uf Fiiiiiej Durand at the Bay or at the
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 2and, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAT PORTS as passengers
and freight liujr otftir
l.oa.e Victoria, Tuoadaj, T a. m.
"   Nanuittio for Comox, V, e'ln.-Kliiy, 7 ft. m
leave Coniox (or Kaomine,     Fridays, 7 ..m.
"     NariiMotoiVkii.ria   Batiirdey, 7 trn
For freight er state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
The Famous
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and .Builder
Plans and Fpeollleetlons prepared,
and tulldrngs erected cu the
fc honest Notice.
Houses l Lilt Li.a ier eale en easy
terms cl piymenc.
Thfi following Lines are
Watches, clocks and jewellery
Tin, sheetiron, and copper work
Bicycles Repaired
Guns and rifles, repaired
Plumbing in all its branches,
Pumps, sinks and piping,
Electric bells placed,
Speaking tubes placed
Hot air furnaces,
Folding bath and improved
Air-tight stoves, specialties
Office ana Works
Third Street, l
Ni.iv* oWm.
Surgeon and Physician
(Graduate ofthe University of Toronto,
L. C, V. St S., Oiit.)
Otf lee and residence, Maryport
Ave., next door to Mr. A Grant's.
Hours for consiiltation-9 to lo am,
8 to 4 andi7 to 10 p m.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
9ntl and Dunsmuir Aee.
Good Oil for Light CHEAP
FRESH ?MEvery*��,therDay
Mi k MO St. Jam*. St.
To order
__IT Bead for Snwtlw,   Pniupt cslitw}.   Ju
(net fit inmranu-td.
KanaiiR Saw Mill
Sasli aid lour
IP. 0. Drawer M.  Tolephone 0*11, 1-t)
E5** A complete stoelc of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on liaiut.   Al.c
Shinjles, Inlhs, Pit kets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sowing, Turning, aad all kinds
of wood tiuisliiug lui'nished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
Barber *r
: .*   Bathing
Having t;nrcba#oci the tin* cf Mi. CD.
Kin lie, 1 fchalllfc j.'Uairt*ci to t**.  ill
toy old fiit-brit, BiC a- vat)
BvW <.*fci *t  Uifc)   ufcltUMt
to give m* tUir
0. H. Fechner,
H. J. Theobald,
House ani Sip Fainter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
AU Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
I IVERY-!#��i#_
^"���"���SHS-SSgg S.
I (Mn prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
0. KQpatrlQk,
Union. B. a
vt i_
CM 3,
v 1
Mrs. Pikut rcturneu Wednesday.
Some new lines in Spring Prints, fast
colors at Stevenson & Co's, Union.
The Nanaimo Free Press was 21 years
ofageAnril 15th.
Remember the Union Brass Band
Benefit Concert is for May and.
J. F. Doyle, manager of Stevenson St
Co's store here, has returned from
If you want the newest and best styles
in men's felt hats and at half regular
prices by all means buy at Langman's.
John Mkhrer, manager af Nanaimo
theatre, paid the town a visit on Wednesday.
For new flannelettes and fancy spring
dress goods, Stevenson & Co is the place
to get the correct thing at the right price.
Mr. Langman has returned and may
be found at tie old stand near Ihe Nkivs
1,000 men's new hats. The latest
styles in Stiffs, Fedora's, etc., at Steven-
ton & Co's.
Mrk. W. T. Atherton arrived on Wednesday 10 join her husband at the Ven-
dome hotel.
F. J. Dalby is back from Victoria and
can be  found   at   magistrate  Abrams'
offic* where he will explain the advanta*
, f es of that sterling company, the Union
Mutual Life of Maine.
Orders for powder left for me at Dave
Anthony's will receive prompt -tueniion.
F, Curran
It is now annonnced on high scientific
opinion lhat the germs of diphtheria and
typhoid can be destroyed by Ruentgen
C. H. Tarbell has just received a full
line of those celebrated Souvenir Stoves
and Ranges thoroughly up 10 date. Call
and have a look at them.
Col. McClellaa, the veteran representative of the P. I., one of the best
journals or the Coast, is in town in the
interests nt that paper.
Any one desiring a good servicable
sewing machine in capital order can be
accommodated al K. 11. Anderson's It
will go cheap, too.
Louis Lawrence, soda water manufacturer ot ihe black Diaimno Ciiy was in
town iVednetdav and Thuisday ol last
week. 1
For Rent.���I'he butcher shop at
Union fitted up readv for business, lately
occupied bv A. C. Fultnn. Call on him
or enquire of A. Urquhart, Comnx.
A. R. Johnson, lhe leading general
merchant of Nan.ii mo was in town a
short while on Wednesday, and then left
for Texada where it is unde stood he has
ton,-, mine interetu.
, Civ "There is Ncih
If it is Well Put Together
So here it is : :
Single Harness at $lo, $12, St? per set
and up.- Sweat Pads at 50 cents.
Whips at 10, 25, 50 and a good  Raw*
hide for 75 rents, and a Whale Bone
at {1 and up to $2.
I have the largest Stock of WHIPS in
town and also the
Beat Axle Grease at o BOxBS
 For Twenty-Five Cents	
Trunks at Prires to Suit
the Times.
Repairing {
Wesley Willard
Notary Public.
Agent tor the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company ol Lon
don and the Phoenix ot
Agent tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Association ot Toronto	
Union, B C.
F. Curran
We aik your careful
new 1 pttng samples-
nmi to *���;
inspection of our
��� largest stner. of
ove; oa�� tho\i4��
Mi-iwn 'i��i
valiwii in
Gal! am*
VtltCCit. ���
n the pro
fC from,
leruly i.atc that i*>w bave nrv*;
!��� tttiid<}ciM$ p&u'^rm; and (itu
imputed Scotch TwettU.
inspect .!..-.yi*jIj.>. und !:<-: cob
Gvcti Eastern TaiSo/ing I)��
t). C. McK<".uie, ng't for B C
M. J.  Henry
Nurseryman and Florist
P.O. address:���Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, 11.C. Greenhouse and Nursery,
604 Westminster Road. Most complete
Catalogue in B. C���-Free to your address
Ko agent*.
Take E. Pimbury & Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
IWDealer in
EteYee and Tinware
Plumbing and general
Sheetiron work
M>'A,p*i,t. ior tb.ii
Oe i e ta rat ed G u r n ey
.Souvenir Stoves and
i"*.ot One Man i:i
One HU'.iclred
So inruta hi. mouoy that it yield.,  in
twenty yean, *JU)'ttuug liko the [in.ti.
*tf',r,ltd by a poliuy cf Lite l'liurau-ji,.
HISTOEY* Tbe pwoeuiage ot individuals
FROVBS   .* 'i Ik, succeed id Iiu.il. *.**
THIS ' \ u, amall '
Nu old-line mutual life luaurauce ouuipauy
has ever failed.
IS '
 Ten Cents a DayXJ
Will '��)* '*>r t man 35 years of age  a
$1,000 20-Fayment Life Policy, oue
ot iho beat forme ot iuaurauoe written
Union Mutual Life
Insurance Company
Of Portland, Maine
A Bound, Bite, Ably Managed,
Reliable Hubattnliel Ioatitntion
rawTMHmcAunai       - > -������'���"
JT. B. BVAN8, Provincial Maoager,
p 0.101693 Vancouver. B. C.
?or further information call ou
With Jamee Abrams.
Lot 7��Block   X
All Cleared Ready for Building
5acre Blocks
Manufacturer of the
New Air-tight heaters
Offloo Room 8, McPhee (t Moore B'ld'g ami at
r. 0. B8AWW is.
A few hundred yards from the
Switch where the company's
new buildings are to be built.
Choice 5 acre lots can be pur
chased on easy terms.
Prices trom $150 to
$30.6���$|s cash and
$fo per month.
Several ifoj*;] houses for sale
cheap���costing but a few
dollars more than ordinary
rent to purchase.
Real Estate and
Financial Broker
I'ononi winp the mules and horses of
the Union Colliery  Co. without permis
sitm will lie prosecuted according to law.
F.D. Little, Sopt.
Union Pes
A fall Line of furniture
Grarit & McGregor
Contractors, Builders and Undertakers
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
        MANUFACTURER OP       ���
���Saroaparalla, Champagne Cider. Iron Fhoapnate* ud Syrup*,
Bottler of Different Brand* of   Lager Beer,  Steam B*��r aat 7
Agent for thu Union Brewery Company.
I precoma wa have need ow
one hundred bottlea of Piio'a
Cure  for Consumption In my
family, and   I   am   continually   advising other*
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever need.���TV. 0. Miliekbbrgie, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Core for Consumption, and never have any com-,
plaints.���E. Shoes?, Postmaster,'
Shorey, Kansas, Deo. 21st, 1894.
PtlHTERS a tkta H*N6BS
(Wall  Paper and Paint Store . .
^| Tinting and Kalsomining a specialty
Williams' Block, Third St.       Union,  B. C.
H. A. Simpson
Barrtster k Solicitor, No's 2*4
Commercial Street.
KAHAIMS,    B.   C.
J. A. Oarthew
xmnet-r, m. c.
Property for sale in all parts of the town.   Some very desirable residence properties cheap on small monthly payments.
Farm lands improved and unimproved in Comox District $10 to $50 per acre.
A splendid farm, 30 acres under cultivation, 5 miles from Union; $10 per acre.
20 acre track within 3 miles--first class land; $io to $15 per acre.
Rents collected
Loans Negotiated !���+*++*���+*+�����
���:��� +
I hold liim great who fcir love's sake.
iaa   give   with   geuiTous, earnest
Yet lie who take��  for  love's    sweet
I think f bold more generous still.
I   bow before the noble, inind
That freely some great wrung  forgives ;
Vet nobler is the one forgiven
Who bears thut burden  well,    and
It may be hard to gain, anil still
To keep a lowly, Steadfast heart;
Vet he who loses has to (111
A harder and a  truer part.
Glorious It Is to weur the crown
i>f a  deserved ami  pure success*;
He who knows how to fall bas won
A crown whose lustre is not loss.
Great may be lie who enn command
And rule    with Just    and     tender
Vet Is diviner wisdom taught
Better  hy him who can* oliey.
Blessed are they wlio dio for Ood,
And earn  tlie uiartvrH    crown of
Vet he who lives for God may be
A greater conqueror hi  His sight.
the cost op chakacti*:r.
Wo cannot hope to get Ood to ta*ke
us ut mure than our worth, lie places
the highest value u:ion mora! and spiritual character, nnd that you cannot
buy under cost. Vet men are forever
trying to induce God to take appearance lor reality and to lower the cost
of character. You can neither deceive
Hlra nor get Hiia to eome down in
prlco. The cost of character has been
and still is penitence lor sin, contact
with Ond, purpose to become increasingly like Him, persistent application
of the spirit aud principle of Jesus
Christ, growtli in grace, kindliness,
generosity, nubility, patience, honesty,
capacity for self-sacilllce, and the surrender of what is lower and gross to
what is higher aud spiritual. To gain
spiritual character you must do nnd
get all these things, and by gaining
such character you will gain Ood.
All the labor and pain, sacrifice nnd
suffering which condition moral
growtli must be done and endured by
every one before the supreme mornl
values can come to be bis. For there
are no auction sales of bankrupt
stocks of moral virtues where a mun
cun supply himself under coat. All
bankrupt stocks nre bankrupt In
character ns well as Iu cost.
One objection intelligent men urge
against tlie church is its own lack of
faith. This, they toll us, ls seen ln
the conversion ol the pulpit Into nn
arena lor the harlequin uud the substitution for scriptural preaching of
the quips and jests of tho concert hull.
Such alleged preaching is like the
foam cast up by the son ; it feeds no
uinn; it quenches no man's thirst. Hut
��� does place the church uuder the ban
of Intelligence, and brings the ministry
into disrepute. Irreverent sensationalism, perhaps, more than nil other
causes combined, Is responsible for the
weakened hold of the church upon the
respect of men of sense and senslhil*
ity.-ltev. S. G. Nelson, Baptist, Iirook*
lyn, N. Y.
'Tis not enough to tune tho lyre,
And wait for harmonies to come,
God sendeth not celestial firo
When  human  hearts  are  cold and
'Tis not onough to calmly wait
That qulck'ning dew should on    us
fall,    *
To vaguely long for what is great
Wliile still pursuing what is small.
'Tis uot enough witli tears of woe
To    weep for nil tho world's    distress,
Tho drops that from Inaction flow
Nor us, nor othor lives will bloss.
'Tis not enough the love to tnko
That other hearts on ours outpour;
The soul Is only kept awako
By giving something from its store.
'Tis not enough with  drooping wing
And aimless feet to walk this earth,
Effort alone ean blessing bring
And crown tho soul with sov'relgn
No ono has authority to lorgivesins
Imt God. Whoever assumes this authority Is liable to the penalty of
death.-The Bov, ,1. E, Gilbert, Washington, I). C.
Women enn cure the social evil by
stamping upon the forehead of the
man the samo brand of Infamy with
which they condemn ids victim.���The
Kev. (', F. Henry, l.'nlvei'salist, Cleveland, 0.
God is nol, in the hurricane or In
the earthquake, but In the still, small
voice. The world win not be reformed
by Ironclads uml armies, Irit by
woman.���M. 51. Mnngasnrlnn, Ethical
Society, Ncw York.
Let us pay tribute of honest respect to the Catholic Church for
what It has dono of good In the
past, (or the good thnt It Is doing
now.���The Kev, Dr. Gunnison, Unl-
versnllst, Worcester, Muss.
Thc Church should regard thc rights
of the laborer, to bo as sacred and
binding ns thoso of the mllllonnlro.
The laboring men of to-day need Justice, not pity.���The Rev. II. R. Murphy.  Baptist,  Lincoln,   Nob.
Tliese things I find especially tn
commend In Presliyterlnnism: Its
staunch ndherence to tbo Bible; Its
great sendees In behalf of civil nnd
religious Ilbertv, nnd Its educated
ministry In a pcrmnnent pnstoratc���
The Rev. J. C. Jackson, Presbyterian.
Columbus, O.
Worship ls Important, but worship
Is only a means. Worship In ln order
to work. The worship thnt does not
lend to work Is like a frost-nipped
flower. On the other hand, tho work
thnt Is not Inspired by worship Is a
foregone failure.���The Bev. Dr. Vance,
Prcsl-ytcrlnn,  Nashville,  Tenn.
Never Knew a MedicineJThat Did
So Much Good.
��� Iiiyfiill v   mid   (ii-nii'fiiMy   Told   by   a   Nova
Bootla LadT<
TVe all dread Kpecilic (liKonaeH like
fevers, that arc prone to turn disastrously before tlieir length has been
mn. Anil yet, ln their worst form,
despite tlie linmediato danger that at
certain ht:igos may show Itself, they
eau not lie compared to tho ilLstresw
that oofloea to the victim of nervousness and tho sufferer from general debility. Let the system bL-cume run
down, without one knowing just what
may be the causo of it, and there Is
n-ithing surprising thnt those bo afflicted lose heart, and suffer physically and mentally, as those laid on
serious beds ot sickness do not suffer.
For one long year Mrs. .lames A. Pub-
licever, of Lunenburg, N. 8., ranked
mining tills class. Sbe dragged out a
miserable existence, arising In the
mmrning, wishing it were night, and
retiring at night wishing it were
morning. Completely prostrated, she
had nnt energy for any work. Her
appetite had failed ber, nnd strength
was gnne. Of course sbe tried doctors'
medicines, and various other medicines, but over lier own signature sbe
tells those who surfer like hor that
she found no relief until she hnd
learned of South American Nervine,
and taken It herself. Fully restored
to vigorous health, it is not surprising that sbe should say that this is
the very best medicine in tho World,
and this experience slio backs up by
recommending it to her friends, whom,
she snys, have also found it good.
As a hcnUh-luiikler, a flesh-lmlldor
and a strength-builder South American Nervine is par excellence n wonderful medicine, and there is not another remedy tliat possesses the singularly effective properties that it
does for all cases of this character.
Shelley once blurted out that pudding was a prejudice, but according
to a contemporary, which tells tlie
following exciting story, Mr. Gladstone merely regards the habit of
eating it too hot as a prejudice : " One
day, not long ago, ho wns going for
a drivo into Chester after luncheon.
His pudding was vory hot, so he
went away from tlie table, changed
his clothes, got ready for the drive,
and camo back and finished his pudding, thus saving tins ten minutes during  which  his pudding cooled 1"
$100 REWARD $100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to lenrn tliat tliere is nt
least one dreaded disease that BCieuce
lias beeu able to cure ln all its stages,
and tliut Is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is the ouly positive cure known
to tho medical fraternity. Catarrh
being, a constitutional disease, re*
quires a, constitutional treatment.
Hall's .pitarrli Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon tlie blood
and mucous surfaces of the system,
thereby destroying tho foundation of
tiie disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up tlie constitution and assisting nature in doing Its
work. Thc proprietors have so much
faith In Its curative powers, that
tliey offer One Hundred Dollars for
nny case that It fails to cure. Send
for  list or testimonials.
Address, F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
King Kophetua addressed the beg
gar mnid kindly.
"Is thut real?" he asked, pointing
to the color of hor cheek.
" Yes," answered the maid, " that
Is n straight flush."
"Well, that beats mel" exclaimed
Mis Majesty, directing a flourish ot
trumpets by way of ending tho parley.
On tne Purity of tha Blood Depends
Diidti'ri Kicin.-y ruin Have hii Unbroken Record of Bacoess���They Always Cure.
Health is the largest part in the
mixture called happiness.
Health depends upon the purity of
tiie blood,
It is almost Impossible to bo 111 It
your blood is pure ami red,
Tiie organs having most to do with
blood purity  are  tlm  kidneys.
If they are out of order you lose
first tlie pink of health and inter,
the pallor of Impurity is seen.
Ami then science steps in to help
tin1 kidneys do tlieir work.
They will respond to the first dose
of Dodd's Kidney Fills.
Because theso pills are for this
very purpose1.
How quickly they cure any minor
kidney trouble Is already well known
to n hundred thousand peoplo or
They have cured In hundreds of
cases after tlie patient had beon
given up to die.
And It is only reasonable to expect thera to euro promptly in simple cases.
But wo have yet to learn that
Dodd's Kidney Pills failed In nny case
���simple or complicated.
Dodd's Kidney Fills revive the flagging organs.
They are tho least expensive treatment in the world.
They cure the deadly Brlght'a dle-
ease at any of Its stages.
They hnve cured in hundreds of
enses where all  else failed.
Dodd's Kidney Pills can bo bought
for 50 cents a box from any drug-
diet or dealer la Canada.
i;a Popular Medicine
Witli a Newspaper Man, .
Und Suit. ���*,.,I lor Several Ve��r�� With Ktieu-
*><���i inn, \. u- mi i�� Friend'a Advice He
u.eilUr. Williama' Pink PHI. ��"��' ���'*
tactually Drove Out the Trouhle.
Titers are vory few peoplo ln St.
John, N. B., who do not know Capt.
8. D. Crawford, who Is prominent ln
military circles, and popular with, his
brotlicr ollieers and men. In conver-
entlon recently with a member ol tho
Gazette staff, the talk turned upon
Dr. Williams' l'lnk I'ills, and tho cap*
tnlu remarked that they had cured
hlin of rheumatism. Being askod if ho
was willing to givo tlie facts for publication, ho replied, that while there
was nothing startling about his
caso, ho felt he owed the modicino
something for the relief It had given
hlin from pain, ami he was quite willing to help somo ono elso on to tho
right road to health by his testimony. " For somo years prior to
1K05," said Capt. Crawford, " I had
been a sufferer from rheumatism in
my shoulders, tho pain and attendant iuconvenieneo being somewhat
intermittent In its character. It
was sometimes In ono shoulder, sometimes in the otner and sometimes in
both. As may well be understood I endured uot a Uttle suffering In tills con-
neetion. I tried local applications and
made many other efforts to rid myself of theso pains, but tho efforts
wero always futile. At length a friend
recommended to me the use of Dr. Williams' i'ink Pills. I acted on his advice and am profoundly thankful that
1 did so. After using tlio I'ink i'ills
for a short time tlio pains entirely
disappeared; and best of nil, although
upward oi a year has elapsed since
that time, the pain has not returned
for an instant. I believe myself
perfectly cured. I have every reason to believe Dr. Williams' i'luk i'ills
a sterling remedy, and cheerfully recommend tlielr u.*e to all who ratty
be Buffering ns I   had  been."
With the approach of spring and
its consequent extremes of weather,
rheumatism makes tho lives ol hOHts
of people throughout the land miserable. All such sufferers should act
upon Capt. Crawford's advice, and
give Dr. Williams' I'ink I'ills a fair
trial. They, cure when all othor medicines fail, and tliere are thousands
throughout the Dominion who cheerfully bear witness to their wonderful
hoallug powers. As a spring medicine I'ink Pilla havo absolutely no
equal. Thoy make pure, rich reti
Wood, drive out all impurities, strengthen the nervous system, and prevent disease. The genuine can only
be had In boxes with complete directions antl enclosed In a, wrapper hear-
���Ing the full trade mark " Dr. Williams'
I'ink I'ills for Palo Peoplo." Refuse
nil Imitations no matter what pluus-
lblo story the dealer who offers them
may tell you."
Both the Queen of Portugal nnd tho
Queen Regent of Spain have distinguished themselves by saving life. Tho
Portuguese Queen threw herself Into
the Tagtis on one occasion to save her
children Irom drowning, nnd received
a medal lu recognition of ber bravery,
while the Queen Regent of Spain rescued n little girl not long back from
a railway train that was rapidly approaching a level crossing on whicli
the child was playing.���London Court
J ournal.
I am a commission merchant doing
business in the West Indies. " I used
somo of your Putnam's Painless Corn
Extractor when In Canada, and think
it Is the bost cure for corns I have
ever seen. l'Jense send me a few dozen
for friends and customers In South
America and tho West Indies."���William Could, New 5fork City.
Mother���Did you try to make yourself agreeable at Jlrs.   Iligiistone's V
Littio Daughter���Yes'm; I told her
all tho funny things our callers snid
about her, and she seemetl to bo real
Interested.   -
Nerviline���nerve pnln cure���Is n positive nnd an nimost Instantaneous remedy for external. Internal or local
pains. The most netlve reined** hitherto known falls far short of Nerviline
for potent power in the relief of nerve
pain. A trial win demonstrate.
" Yen," said tho sentimental man,
who had returned to Ills native vll-
Inge. " thero ls tho dear old landmark."
" ls    it   titat pump, ye're talkln*
ubout V" inquired onoof the residents.
" Yes."
"Humph! That nln't what I'd
call a laud mark. That's a water
Be sure and uso that old and well-
tried remedy, Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup for childron teething. It
soothes tlie child, softens the gums,
allays nil pain, cures wind code, and
Is tho best remedy for diarrhoea.
Twenty-five cents a, bottle.
" Little boy,'' said the sympathizing lady, "why do you cry so?"
" Is thero anything ln the manner
of my expression of grlof, madam,"
responded tbo Boston boy, " that
strikes you as being outre or Inappropriate ?     Boo-hoo I     Boo-hoo I"
Ask your physician, your druggist
and your friends about Shlloh's Cure
for Consumption. They will recommend It.
Wll,I. LOOK   I IlltCII (.11   TIIKSI.
How the Koeutgen'Ul.rovcry  Will Apply
to Uo.piUl Patleittn.
The most prncOcal application yet
made of Roentgens niys is that on
which Thomas A^ Edison has been experimenting lor several days, and
which he expects to perfect this week.
Mr. Edison gave up fluorescent photography when he began his search lor
means to aid the eyes in penetrating
<*dlds. He has mnde a portable X
ray apparatus, which ho will exhibit
at an electrical exhibition In New
York soon, nntl which he believes can
be constructed so cheaply and reliably that one can be placed in every
h'ispltal nnd dispensary.
The apparatus was nearly completed
at the Llewellyn Laboratory yesterday. It consists of a double tube
vacuum pump attached to a woodeu
upright, the exhaust mercury pipe
running into a small wooden hox,
ulongsido thc pump In which the tube
is placed. The electrical curront is
furnished from nn ordinary battery
and induction coll miner the box, or
any other convenient place, and tho
wires leading through the bottom of
the box obviate any possibility oi
surgeon or patient receiving a shock.
When a patient arrives at tho hos-
pltnl the surgeun will turn on the current and place the limb or portluns
of the body to be operated on across
the top of the box containing the
tube, fasten over his eyes the new
fluoroscopy a large field glass without lenses, the outer end being covered w1Ui pnjier quilted with tho tang-
state of calcium crystals. The covor
of the box offers no materia I resistance to the passage of the rays and
the surgeon ls able to cxumlnu tho Injured patient at leisure.
Karl's Clover Root Tea Is a sure
cure Ior headache and nervous diseases.   Nothing relieves so quickly.
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Vou Will rot-jet.
rTou will forget���)i few swltt hours,
Fortune and fame and all to woo,
And ere the bloom forsakes the flowers
The   lips you kiss have kls6ed for
you, j.
And ere the morrow's sun Is set,
i'ou will forget.
S*ou will forget���a mile or so,
And out of sight ls out of mind;
Pile easy tears will cease to flow
"When lire's before aad love's behind;
Aye, love, while still your   eyes   or*
You will forget.
Von v.-ii; forget���la other yenrs
When you behold that white   star
We seo so dimly through the tearBi
When you shall pass theso doors of
Or that dear spot whero first we met,
You will forgot
You will forget���let mo love on,
You have been all in all to me;
So whon the past ls dead and gone,
r*,l'k"�� novtvi fine golden phantasy,
Let me lovo on, to any my debt���
You will forget
Bow it Black sllk��*folra mar i><* rrettiiy
A visiting dress of black silk moire
nnoommonly woll made, ls described
ln the Vienna Mode.    The   waist is
then, If ever, was by her slater's side,
and the fact that she has been for
two or three years entitled to write
Mrs. before her name, did not mar
her right In youthful or charming appearance to the role of first bridesmaid.
Worn by th. Uouote*-,. oi Ca.^ella-ie.
Embroidered Waist,
made over a closely-fitting under-
waist ot ordinary lining material
closed by hooks ln front. The front
part of the waist folds over tbe centre, and ls partially draped, the other
part being embroidered In open-face
applique work, white satin underlying the embroidery. This front
part hooks on at the shoulder and
undor the left arm along the seam
on the side. The embroidery forms
a sort of gnr'aad; at tho left side it
Back View of Embroidered Waist,
covers almost the entire front part,
goes through beneath the leit arm,
across the back, and, starting up
again, up tho right Bide. The two
lower borders of the side parts of
this waist aro also embroidered ln
this way. Tho skirt is rather full,
and mado with the pleats now in
voguo. Tho collar is of applique
work, and lined witli ruching.
Tradition oF tlio Indians Accounting Tor
the Presence of Women.
Among the many Interesting traditions that have been brought to light
recently by a gentlemun wlio has been
making a careful study of the legends
and folklore of the Cheyenne and
Arapahoo Indians of the Indian Territory, is ono that accounts in an odd
way for tlie origin of woman.
It Is Ilttlo wonder that the Cheyenne
and Arapahoe braves look down upon
their women as inferior beings In
view of their supposed origin. Tlio
legend says tliat originally all men
were created with long, sleek, comely
tails. Theso talis wero tholr delight,
and tbey adorned them with paint,
beads aud wampun. Then the world
was nt pence; discord and wars were
unknown, bnt men becamo prosperous
and grew proud und envious and forgot tlielr Maker. lie, becoming displeased with their conduct, sent a
scourgo upon them to teach them
humility nnd to make them rcnllzo
their dependence on tho Oreat Spirit
He amputated tlielr tails, and from
these beautiful appendages fashioned
women. Women, say tho Cheyennes,
still retain traces of their origin, for
we find them ever trailing after men,
frisky nnd impulsive. There are
strange resemblances between many
other Indian legends, and some of the
familiar Incidents in the Old Testament
Married tl.ke.r8 at Weddings.
Married men as ushers are now so
common at weddings as to no longer
create, comment. " Matron of honor,'* too, ls a new term that Is scarcely new any more, so often Is It beard
and exemplified In the attendance at
the altar of come close friend or relative pf the bride, or a woman who
has already been there ai chief actor
herself. At the wedding recently ln
Brooklyn of Miss Dike, her only sister, Mrs. Murray Boocock, was- her
first attendant and nothing could have
been more appropriate.    Her place,
Here, from Revue do la Mode, is
a sketch of a gown worn by Comtesse
de Castellane at a concort recently
given at the English Embassy in
Paris: Skirt of Nlio green satin a
godots, ndorned with (told embroidery.
Corselet hodie? to match tho skirt,
open In front over a chemisette of
whito silk muslin, held up by pearl
shoulder straps.
Gauged Iiy Uullnpit,
A new arrival as priestess of an uptown kitchen was giving to her mistress the othor day her formula for a
certain sort of gingerbread:
"And thin comes the molasses,
Mum," recited the cook. "Ye want
about three gullups of molasses."
"Gullups, Ann?" Interrupted her
wondering listener,"wha.t are they?"
"Oh, sure, don't ye know; Mum," replied Ann, "whin molasses Is runnln'
out of the Jug It comes in gullups
like���them's what I mane."
hill of Particular*.
Good Minister (a married man)���Do
you wish to marry tills woman?
Man���I do.
Minister���Do you .wish to marry
this man?
Woman���I do.
Minister���Do you liko tho elty as
a place of residence?
Man���No; I   pre[er the  suburbs.
Minister���Do you like tho suburbs?
Woman���No, Indeed; I prefer the
Minister���Are you a vegetarian in
Man���No, 1 hate vegetables. I live
on beof.
Woman���1 can't bear meat. I am
a vegetarian.
Minister���Do you liko a. sleeping-
room well ventilated,?
Man���Yes; 1 want the windows way
down, summer and winter.
Woman���No; it would kill nie. II
want all windows closed.
Minister���Do you like a light In the
room 1
Man���No ; can't sleep with a light;
want the dark room.
Minister���Are you afraid In the
dark 1
Womnn���Indeed I am. I have always had a bright light in my room.
Minister���Do you liko many bedclothes ?
Man���All I  ca.n pile on.
Minister���Do you?
Woman���No ; they suffoca te, me.
Minister���I hereby pronounce you
man and wife, nud may the Lord have
mercy on your souls.
Regarded lip Met People um   Heller Than
"Would you rather have style or
beauty ?" is a question often asked
among women, and the answer is almost Invariably iu favor of style,
while men quite as decidedly vote in
favor of beauty as a matter of courso.
A pretty face nlone counts for but
little, especially at a ball or any
other social function if tlie owner is
���otherwise dowdy or badly dressed.
An ugly woman with a.-good figure
and distinguished carriage will give
tho Impression of good looks und
quite eclipse a beauty who has neither, even to mnscuilno' perception,
for a mnn feels the effect of style, although unublo to define what It
really ls, und ofton unwittingly calls
It beauty. "A tall, slight woman
can mako anything of hersolf sho
chooses," is a saying quoted from a
great French dressmaker, which has
a great deal of truth ln It, although
It goes without saying that in addition a woman must have othor qualities to bring about this result. She
must have good taste, perception and
the great knack of putting on her
clothes well, which, by the wny, Ls an
art that Is not understood by nine
women out of ten, even tiio famous
Worth acknowledging that to show
really to advantage Ms gowns must
be well worn. "That is what tries
me more tliau anything else," he said
one day to a favorite customer, "to
know tliat my most artistic conceptions are dsependent upon others,
and mny be completely spoiled by the
way ln which they aro worn."
A plain woman, therefore, need
never feel discouraged 11 she is clever.
For and About Women.
Minnie���The man I marry must be
a hero.   Mamie���Yes, indeed.
Admirer���Do you believe in the divine passion. Miss Sweet ? Miss Sweet
���Yes; I'm engaged to marry a minister.
"Wife���A letter ln a square envelope,
marked private, came for you this
morning. Husband���Is that so? Who
was It from?
Every woman regards the confession of. a young man that he is striving to be a better man as equivalent
to a proposal.
"I don't object, Alice," snid  the pa
tient father, "to your trying to make
yourself look like a man. All I object to ls the kind ot man you succeed in looking like."
She���He whistled as lie wont, tor
want of thought. Of course it was
a boy. You wouldn't find a girl whistling for want of thought. He���No;
she wouldn't whistle; she'd talk.
"Ydu and ybUr slsten are about the
same size, and you look exactly alike.
Twins, aren't you?" asked tlie visitor. "'Course not I" exclaimed Tommy, highly Indignant f "she's   a girl 1"
First Sportsman���Well, how do
you like that new mnro of yuure?
.Second Sportsman���Oh, fairly well.
But I wish I had bought a horse.
She's always stooping to look ut herself in the puddles!
"Who generally gets tho last word
when one of your conventions gets
into an argument ?" And tiie lady
orator looked pityingly at the masculine Inquirer and answered: "There
Isn't .any last word."
"George oeari" Sh.O looked anxiously at the clock, ���wweh pointed
t'> 18.80, "What ia it. love?" "i
don't want to hurry you away,
George, tint you hauw tiiat papa is
not over fond of you, and he is an
early riser." At this hint George
commenced to get ready to take his
Italian "Honor ������ to be Vindicated.
Mr. George N. Curzon stated In the
British House ot Commons on Monday "that the courage of the Italians
led to tli* hope that tliey would arise
from their reverses" iu Abyssinia "and
vindicate the honor or their flag."
The announcement ol the Marquis di
Eudlnl, the new Premier, in the
Italian Chamber of Deputies yesterday, shows that the Englishman's absurd hope Is to be realized. He saiil
that it had been decided not to conclude peace with King Jienelek, ius
Contemplated at first. Although the
establishment of a protectorate over
Abyssinia ls not thought of, the Government was "uow convinced that it
would bo preferable" to bring about
"a state of affairs agreeable to
Italy's interests."
It Is by sucli euphemy thnt the Premier seeks to conceal tho odious
character of the Jask tliat Italy is
about to undertake. What Mr. Curzon spoke of with more polished language as the vindication ol the honor
of the flag is nothing more nor less
than a campaign to punish the Abyssinian King for having resisted with
such dire results to tho Italians, an
attempt to subvert the independence
of his country. It is simply the
bully's revenge Upon the man that
has resented to his exasperating dis-
comWture a gratuitous insult. 11
Italy had any different conception of
honor, it would follow tlie example
of Gladstone after the terrific battle
of Majuliu Hill and retire from Abyssinia.
But lu International affairs, as in
the affairs of pugilists, honor lias
come to mean something altogether
different from what it does among
well-bred and high-minded gentlemen.
The dictionary speajks ot it as "a
nice sense of what is right, just nnd
true," as "strict confprmlty to the
duty imposed by conscience, position
or privilege." Here is also what the
poet says about it:
Say, what is honor'.' 'Tis the finest
Of Justice which tho human miudcan
Intent each   lurking frailty to   disclaim,
And gunrd tiie way of lifo from all
Suffered or done. ,
It was such,honor that Gladstone
exhibited. Lord Bcaconslield, the
prince of linguists, had permitted the
invasion of the Transvaal. His object,
like that of Italy in Abyssinia, was
the subversion of the Boer Eepublic.
Had he continued to be Premier after
the battle of Majuba Hill, he would
hnvo done precisely what Italy is
about to do. He would have marched
another army Into the Transvaal to
vindicate the " honor" of the British
flag. Most happily, lio did not continue to be Premier, aud Mr. Gladstone, possessed of
" tlie finest sense
Of Justice that the   human mind can
withdrew   the   British   troops,   and
signed a treaty of peace witli tlie peu*
pie that had been so foully wronged.
That is precisely what Italy should
do. " Conscience, position and privilege" imposo this duty upon her. It
she is more civilized than the Abysslnlans, as ls claimed, sho should be
above any feeling of revenge that
tills the heart ot the bully and savage.
Even if tliey have done somo things
tliat do not nccord witli hor notions
of right, sho is called upon, ns tho
representative of Christian ethics, to
cxerclso the forbearance and show the
spirit of forgivoness tliat a true sense
of honor require. Instead of seoklng
to punish her for an injury that sho
courted herrself, sho should Book to
make all posslhlo amends. If sliecom*
plied witli tlio requirements ol honor,
slio would pay them an Indemnity.
Such a* course would, moreover, he
moro "agreeable" to tlio "interests"
nf tlio country. Italy can III nfford
tho cost of an expensive campaign in
Abyssinia. Her finances nro In a most
despcruto condition. Taxation Is bo
heavy, that many people, unable to
bear it, liavo expatriated themselves.
It Is said that there are large districts that havo becomo depopulated
and are fast returning to a primitive
stato of uncultlvatlon. A letter from
Palermo published la the New York
Evening Post shows that the peasantry of Sicily are on the verge of
starvation. After they have paid their
rents and taxes, nothing ls left to
ikeep them alive. Yet it ls contended
that " honor" requires that their condition shall be made worse. Could
euphemy conceal greater criminal
folly ?���Rochester Herald.
Massachusetts Republicans will sun-
port Czar Heed. "
Big fire at Lockport, N. S.
Part of Waterbhry, Coun., destroyed
hy fire.
The Bankruptcy Court has granted to Wm. O'Brien, formerly member
of Parliament for Cork city, a conditional discharge.
AU things considered, tlio silo, today, offors;a man the bost chance for
getting tlie most money out of the
feeding" value ��� in his corn-fodder
whore a large amount of Btock is
kept, still, men who can get thoir
foddor under cover oarly in tlio sea-
eon, boforo much injured 'by exposure, and who cut it lino, nre getting vory satislactory results.
Moro of our farmers could do better
than thoy are now doing, whero corn
and foddor are grown to feed, by
planting a Ilttlo thicker, perhaps,
so that thore would not bo an undue
proportion of grain, nnd then save ail
ths hisklug und grlmliug by putting
tho whoie crop Into tho silo.
That nuiu Is not ready for a slio
wlio has not studhsl the subject, nor
knows sufficient about tlie value ot
ensilage and when to ieed it. It is
not a perfect ration alone, but needs
with it a ilttlo clover hay anil icsn
or oil meal. Wheu first [Mil upon it
cnttlo seem to lie mado tender, and
do not stand exposure weil.
Lot us aim by drainage, fertilizers
nnd tillage to make the entire corn
Hold yield as much as the best parts
of It. Much seed on wet soil will not
germinate, and tliat wiilcli grows will
produce only sickly yellow plants
and inferior ears. On such soil fertilizers and tillage are ot but little
After much contention and experimental data given, it seems niter all
that tho number oi eyes iu the piece
of potato wo plant is not essential,
but that the weight of tlie piece is
an important iactor. Cut tho potato
into pieces of suitable size, without
regard to the distribution of eyes.
Very early potatoes are ever in danger, says an American exchange, of
heing nipped by the frost. This can
be counteracted in some degree by
planting deep, so that the steins
he longer ln coming above the ground,
and still tho early start will have
been made. There will be longer
stems for the attachment of tubers,
and tliey will resist drouth better.
If you have not n, good clover
Held whicli will be relidy for the
shoots in June, try sowing a patch
ln pens where you can turn the
pigs in to harvest them. Do not
let them in until the peas begin to
ripen* Select a variety wliich grows
to a medium height, and cultivate
as long ns possible.
Sow onion seed only on level innd,
else a heavy rain nitty wash them
out and spoil the crop beforo It ls
tairly started. As oniouB must be
in early and up early in order to do
well, there is rarely a. chance to replant. If the land be not well drained, standing water at some time
during the season is likely to be most
Three or four days before you are
ready to plant early peas mix the
Beed with fthree or four times its
bulk of rich, moist earth, and placo
It in a moderately warm spot. Let
It get 'well sprouted, and then sow
seed,,soil and all thickly In the drill.
The green sprouts will bij through
the surface before you expect them.
A farmer, sells his little pat of
butter and his bushel of com for the
same; but In that bushel of* corn,
If fed to a good dairy cow, tliere
was the material, with the fodder
on wliich it grew; to make four gr
five times the amount of butter. This
is the story of raising too much of
one thing���unproductive inbor. It is
tho manufacturing side of the case
which calls lor the fanner's consideration.
The farmer has no good reason why
he should not do business upou a cash
basis, for he is the least dependent
of all men upou tiie butcher nud
baker. If need be, lie can live almost wholly upon ills own productions
until such time ns he can pay and
demand ��� cash. Let the boys and
girls of tills generation bo taught
better ways of doing thaa nf tlie
last. ���
Strange as It may seem, In. no
other thing Is stronger prompting
needed than as to the (act that If
we expect good crops wo must plough
well. This is not only the .first, but
the most important, proceduro in
cultivation. Plough deep nnd narrow furrows, so as to mix the top
and bottom soils, and make tlio
ground fine down as deep as possible.
Doubtless moro dollars' worth of
manure are wasted every year la aay
of the States than are bought ln tlie
line of commercial fertilizers. ' Thn
time will come when farmers will lie
induced to provide for saving It. but
Its coming is slow. All thero Is about
It Is, the liquids mnst lie saved, even
at the expense of water tight Hours.
Sheep aad growing colts bite closer
tiin.ii eattlo. Turn the eattlo Into the
pasturo first and let tho.in eat the
growth down; then clinngo tliein into
nnnther field and turn in thc sheep.
Sheep will keop in good condition
where cattle would fall. They also
keep down the weeds and sprouts
which would otherwise start up!
Do not hive a swarm of lieos and
let It remain where it clustered until
night, but remove It at onco to its
permanent stand. Tho bees will mark
their location and be out at work In
a short time. If moved by night, the
bees when going out to work in the
morning will not notice the change,
but return to the spot where they
were hived.
Let us hope, says an American exchange, to seo every Stato promptly
passing laws prohibiting tho slaughter of horses for moat. Let us not
cater to tiie foreign horso meat fiends;
it Is not a part of American civilization. The very suspicion that thoy
are sometimes slaughtered hero will
Injure our market for American meat.
There are a good many points to bo
Oonsldered In choosing from tho litter
sows for' future breeding. A dam
should possess good form nnd a good
frame; should not show a tendency
to lay on fat too  rapidly ;     should
come Into heat at an early age, and
should come from a parentage which
have shown a tendency to produce
The needs of better grasses are
being appreciated in the South, and
this Is bringing about a rapid development in live stock industries and ln
dairying, and ulso In the long impoverished lands. Bermuda grass is the
best in Southern latitudes; it is not
as good as clover for milk and buttor, but fur fattening has no superior.
Aro your- hives ready? Tho bees
will swarm whon thoy aro ready,
will clustur ami then scud out scouts
to hunt a home. When the scouts
return, away goes tlie swarm, not
waiting until you run to the neighbors to borrow a houso for them, if
hived, thoy should Isi removed a short
distance from where they clustered,
or tho scouts may tako them away
.Many loeknulstors postpone too
long the operations of docking and
castrating tlielr lambs. Do it as soon
tis tiio lamb stands up and begins
frisking about, usually ~t about tho
ona ol a week. The shepherd ean
theu do it without assistance. It. is
wrong to wait until all tho lambs
are dropped, that tliere may be made
a Job of it, for by tliat limo some
of tlio' lambs aro too old.
There can lie no profit in lamlis or
tsheeu whero you are feeding a lot of
ticks, not becauso tlie latter require
so much to koep them, but becauso
tliey prevent the former from profiting by tlielr food. They worry tho
nppotito away from them.
It requires good food to make good
meat. Beef cattle may grow us fat
on ouo kind of corn as another, but
clean, sweet grain will produco the
bost meat, and a varied ration will
produco better results than one of
grain only. Second grade grain will
mako second rate beef.
'Tlioro ls no more direct method oi
Increasing tho capacity of tlie farm
than by green soiling, so far as the
amount of stock to be curried is con-
corned. Many a farm witliin our
knowledge could by this mc��:;s be
mado carry twice as much as it now
doos. It will pay to try tlie experiment.
A persistent setter halt starves herself In hor devotion, if taken from
her nest twice a day ami fed grain,
the hen will be nearly as heavy at
the end of three weeks us when she
first began . She will turn off her
chicks early and bo ready for another
trial for a brood. At such times
wheat has the concentrated nutri*.
tion iu tiie bost form.
An excellent nest for a setting hen
ls an inverted piece of sod, over which
a hnndfiil of litter Is cast. Seo that
thero are no llco about her to bother
and make her leave her nest. Dust
her well with insect powder. It
possible, have a separate hatching,
room, where other hens will nut
If breeding more than ono variety
ol cliickons, it is well to mix the eggs
when setting them, as liens with
chicks of one color will fight those
ot another shade. Some have better
success than others In raising chickens, but It Is the difference iu looking
after details, and uot luck at all.
Tlmo nnd attention are required, as in
any other paying occupation.
Feed has moro to do with the flavor
of eggs thnn lias bread. There may
bo a difference in two white eggs,
both alike fresh. We must uot lose
sieht ot this In discussing the different breeds, nlBo ; one mav lio properly
fed until the hour of its death, while
tlie other Is caught from the filth nf
the dang heap.
Thero aro many peoplo who wiil
pay an extra price for an extra nr-
tlclo at any time. Ho wlio enters to
this demand makes the profits, while
ho who is content tu stay at tlio
average mark takes low prices: and
witli him cliickons do not "pay.'
Tliere is nu decline in prices for him
wlio establishes a reputation for Ids
poultry nnd oggs, exaotly as does the
dairyman with his butter.
As ducks rarely have established
nests, but lay wherever they chance to
be, they should bo kept within some
enclosure until nfter nine In the morning, tliat tho eggs mny be found ; and
ducks aro early birds, starting oat
foraging beforo it is fnlrly light. Duck
eggs usually command a better price
than hea cggB beforo Easter.
Young ducks are very susceptible to*
cold, and It is nnt best tliat they be
hatched ton enrly ln the season, unless oue Is fixed fur carrying un duck
raising In a business-like manner;
and, above all things, du not waste
timo tooling with tlio old-fashl.ined
gray ducks, which cannpt be confined
anywhere, but destroy mure than they
ure worth*
No poultry is really mure printable
than tlie guinea, if kept where tliey
ean have unlimited range. When let
out of the poultry liousc In tlie morning tliey stop only lung enough t-j
pick up n little ui the gruiu given tn
tho flock, nnd then wander oft to the
fields In search of seeds and bugs,
whicli they like hotter than anything
else. The white variety arc most
domestic In tlielr habits.
Ilo nnt let guineas hatch their eggs,
fur tliey are most careless mothers,
and luso nearly all their broods. Let
hens hatch and raise them, and they
wlli follow her diligently long niter
tliey nre weaned. .At first they aro
very wild, and unless confined will
wander away and perish, leaving the
nest ns soon as they can toddle nway
frnm it.
Guinea eggs are ns good as nny for
house uso, although not so salable because of their small size ; imt they cost
so Ilttlo. They keep up the spirits of
tlie inhabitants, and aro as good as a
Watch dog when strangors aro about.
We can well afford to tolerate tholr
clamor, for the hawk ls frightened
away before he comes Into plain sight.
That gambling at Monte Carlo Is a
big and paying business for the casino
proprietors ls apparent from the circumstance that the Prince ot Monaco
lias raised the concession from them
from $300,000 to $100,000 a year.
This little principality, virtually under French control, ls but six miles
square, with a population, all told, of
but 13,000. The capital, 'known the
world over as a gambling resort, has
a population of less than 4,000. It ia
tbe moral plague spot of Europe. u
G, A. .i.Zl,jc.Xi Cv Lo..   -Xi-*-;. ?._..&.e  _____ Nar.ahix., B.C.
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t,Ai*-S i,03Ai,8.
Mr. J. Piket left for Johanneiburg,
South Africa on Friday lut.
FIVE Linen Collaia for 15 cenis at
Un Friday, W. B. Anderson, government axent was in loan.
Rev. Mr. Wilkinson of Nanaimo, was
a guest of Rev. C. 11. M. Sutherland for
a couple of days last week.
We art indebted to Officer Scharschmidt for a mess of beautiful speckled
trout, for which we return thanks.
A Urge and varied stock of men's and
boys' spring and summer felt hats just
opened up at Langman's Bargain Store.
Mr. J P. Davis, kindly left us a beautiful bouquet of lillies, daffodils, wall
flowers, hyacinths and other flowers.
The Trinity church new bell serves 10
call out the worshippers of all denominations on Sunday's.
Don't go unshod when you can buy
Loots and shoes at J. B. Holmes' great
���ale at 2$ per cent below cost.
Remember the Snip Sochi in basement
of Presbyterian church Thursday evening.   All invited.   Admission free.
The rumor of the loss of registered
letters and postal money turns out to be
unfounded. They were found all right
at Nanaimo, although at first reported
New is vour time and don't forget it.
All classes of dry goods, clothing, hats
and caps at twenty-five per cent below
cost at J. B. Holmes.
Ard now it may be said
The man's on top;
For Hoover's painted red
His barber shop.
Avail yourself of a splendid chance to
buy your stoves, tinware and paints
below cost. Go and see J. B. Holmes'
The lind annual report of thejregistrar
���f births, etc., shows that the number of
litlle strangers who arrived in Ihis district during the year covered by the
report exceeded that of any district in
the province barring tke four largest
In the discussion in the legislature
relating to the prosecution of Ihe justices
of the peace of this town by Mr. H. A.
Simpson for tome alleged irregularity,
Mr. Joseph Hunter declared that the
government should rei 11 burse lhe magis-
trues the money they were out in thc
transacticn.   ���
We understand that the clast for sight
���inking that is to commence under I'rof.
Spear, it for male and female; and any
���umber can join it and receive great
benefit AU information from McLeod,
the tailor.
The News it under obligation to the
B.C. Nursery Co. of Vancouver, for a
splendid Portugese Laurel from their
gardens. Mr. (i.A Forrest wat here a
abort time ago ud obtained tcveral
Come all you good, wise people and
buy your clothing cheap and save mon*
Wc have an all wool Tweed Suit made
to order from $11.00 up and Pant, from
$3.00 up. A first class fit and good
workmanship guaranteed. Give ut a
trial and be convinced.���A. Lougheed It
Co., Artistic Tailoring, 71 Voung Street
Arcade, Toronto.
D. C. McKeniie Agent for B. C.
There will be a Snip Social held in the
basement of St. George's Presbyterian
Church, Thursday, April 30, 7 30 o'clock,
under the auspices of the Ladies Aid
Society.   Admission free.   Lunch ie eta.
Come one, come all I
Be sure and get in a large supply of
groceries when yeu can get them at cost
.price at J. B. Holmes.
We have just received new price lists
from Jas. McMillan St Co., Inc., 100 itl
First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.,
the largest hide and fnr dcalert in the
Northwest, and they can be obtained at
this office at any time. Their advertise
ment appears regularly ia ibe NEWS.
1 Union rr.ay well feel [jr-,u.l an.l thsr.V-
ful too, oi her _J1.1111.u1c Society, for providing such worthy eniertainmenti; in to
isolated a town where it is impracticable
to bring professional troupes, it is a boon
to find sullicient of talent to form ., society, able and willing to give their time
and efforts to amuse, as well as to help
pecuniarily in charitable work. Let the
people of Union turn oul and do each
one his part to help in the good cause,
and we c.in assure them they will be
repaid in the amusement afforded.
A. Richardson, who has been working
with the drill, east end of the townsite,
was on Sunday badly hurl by being
thrown out of the carriage half a mile
this side of Bouler's. There was in the
carrage Mr. Richardson, wife, two cild*
ren and a gentleman who drove. The
carriage was evidently driven a little out
of Ihe road when itt occupants were
thrown out. Mr. Richardson received a
heavy contusion over the lungs and Mrs
Richardson and little boy were somewhat
Later���from a talk with the attending
physician it is learned that Mr. Richardson had two ribs broken and tbat he hat
suffered internal injuries of a severe
Last Tuesday as the merry News
carrier was on his rounds, he stopped as
uaual at the residence of Mr. W. B.
Walker to leave the accustomed copy.
He gave the usual door tap which signifies Tuesday afternoon, the arrival of the
local paper with its budget of the happenings 0' the week and a few flashes indicating what the outside world is about.
Mrs Walker wns knitting and giving her
work a tots started for the door, The
needle in its flight stuck upright in the
carpet in front of her, unfortunately Mrs
Walker stepped upon it, breaking off 1 #
inches in her foot Dr. Lawrence was
called and found tthe needle had been
driven solidly into the bone. An effort
to extract it only tore off about an inch.
The balance still remains in her funt and
cannot be removed without a surgical
operation which might be a greater injury to tht bone than has alieady been
done We are pleased to learn that her
foot is improving and that it it probable
that the pretence of the needle in the
foot may not be noticed after a while.
We fled tke folio*tag ruin la thr Herald
of Health y uhlish, i in London Abstain
from the ��,. tf uboiltd milk er wa.er; tat
e'��wly end chew well; rio nol aleep in any
oloibi.g won during tht day; live ta tht
oust air at mueh aa ptuiblti >1��|> with an
optn wiadtw and at many bturi at a.cen-
ary to rtoapuata iht strength, itkiag half
of Ihe tiaie hefurt midnight 1 sbatrrt rtgu-
Urity in eating, drinking aad .Imping)
a��ir gtt angry or weary | uovtr worry|
eta, rent and amu.tm.at in ehtnge of atou*
ptiion) cultivate a .writ tl iihterfulaua,
tkaalitulneu aud geutrmitjr, and do all yoa
tau to bilp o.btr. by word, died aad ta-
aaplt.    ___________________
Nanaimo will celebrate the 15th of
May this year, the 141I1 coming on Sunday'. The council hat appropriated $500
and ��� strong committee appointed, in��
eluding tbe members ef the council td
arrange for thc event. Arrangementt
will be made fer an excursion frnm
Union.   It promises to be a grand affair.
A small engine boiler and machinery,
oae Four Horse Power Engine and Boiler, onr band saw, one taw grinder. Will
sell together or singly. Engine suitable
for dairy work or can be placed in a boat.
Enquire at Anderson's Metal Works,
We the undersigned hereby authorise
John Bruce to collect all accounts due the
ettate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant*
H. Hamburger >> Trustees.
Dry goods, mantles,
millinery, clothing and
mens furnishings
The Sloan & Scott
Opposite Livery Stable!
J. F. DOYLE, Manager
bams mini oovoaa*
The etnetrt for tkt btatflt tf tht hand
will taka plate on tht t.tuing tf May Dud,
at Cumlwland hall. Tkt adtainiou will kt'
llfty otata. Mr. A. MeKaigkt ku ban
iiivi td t�� prtaiilt. Tkt yrtgiamnia it a
vary ate.ll.nl one aa follows:
Opening, tht Band; mm, Ju Law!.;
Irian (ooinn*), ,tie Sullivan; Orohxtraj wag
Mra ��eo Walkers Club Swinging, Mitt
Fnrgutoe; Mag, Thta Peeroe; inio, August
Vrhain; quartette, Union 01�� Clulij recitation, Mim Fewtllt mag, R U Kobtrtaoa.
Hi gro tong, Jan.. Bltk.y.
Opening, Benilj duet, MiuTamhull and
Ur. Arria; Highland Fling, Miaa Ftrguon,
tht two Miaa William, Miu Qarn-.n and
Miu Vaw; Mug, Jaunt Lewis; 0,��h��ili��;
Song, Thoi Ftaroe; Irish wag, JaaSallivan;
song, Mrs. O. Walktr; qMitatle, Union
Olw Olub: flutt wit, Hurry Ketaei Negro
son., J.me, BUk.yi (led Bart tha dsiata,
St Oloaet't PauBnanun Clean���
Rev. J. A Logan, putor. Strviot. al 11 a.
in and 7 p m. Sunday Hahuol at 2:30,
Y P 8 C R  at: t)o��t ef tvwing strviot.
Mwieevistn'twetem-* Strvioe. al the
usual hour. awruuM and tfening. Rtv. C.
H M. SottM-rltfif,fatter.
Taunt ravndk-Rwvittt la tbt waning.   Rev. J. X. Willeiatr, ratter.
Union, B."c7April i8tb, 'ft.
To mt Board or Licmsk
CoMMiitioHKi, Cottox, B. C.
Take notice that at the next sitting ef
the Licensing Court held at Comoi, B.
C, I shall apply for a transfer of license
from myself to John Wiilams to tell by
retail, wines, beer, ale and other spirituous or fermented liquor* at thc Spring
Inn, Comox diitrict.
Dated April 14th, itob.
The undersigned heretofore carrying
on the horse .hoeing business aad general blacksrithiag at Union, under the
firm name and 'lyle of R ty 4 Murdock.
bat been dissolved by mutual consent.
Mr. Gordon Murdock will continue the
business at the old stand and all outstanding claim* against the late firm ure
te be presented la nim, and all bills due
���aid firm must be forthwith paid te him.
Union, April itth, 175*.
FOR SALR-Port White Plymouth Rack
sijae al T. D. Heloan't,
Clocks, watches, books
and stationery.
T. D. McLean
tTNTOlT. S. C.
Time Table No.  26,
Tt taka effect at S a.m. on Saturday, Martk
Slat, 1896   Trains run ea Pacilic
Standard timt.
I Dally. I Sat'dy.
Lv. Vlottrla for Nanaimo aad I a. M. Ir.u.
Wellington      I.N      tm
*r. hanulma I  11.36 I   IK
ar. Wellington I WN I  Ml
~l  m | rs
I Dally. | Sat'dy.
Lv. Wei inglee (er Victoria     IU I  4.U
Lv. Nanaimo for Viotoria...      116      4.��
Ar. Victoria  1  IM I   AN
For rate, and Inforatatton apply al Com*
pany'. tttcos,
PmldMt. Seal lutt
Ota. Freight and Pauanetr Alt.
Evening of lay 1st
Cumberland Hall
Ticketi admitting Lady anJ Gentleman,
including refreshments, Jl.jo.
IL ANTED���A competent, needy woman
" desires to go out washing. Enquire
at Nkws office.
WANTED a loan of $500 on good farm
property for 1 term of five years. Par-
ticulart will be given at the N aws office.
Wt bave tame Improved and partly im*
Iirtvad larau lor tale cheap, Also good
tad in 10, 30, and 40 aort tiaota, tlttt to
Uoion ahd vary low in print. Buy ttnu
e I pi*yn.��bt.    Call and att us.
Noaiiwi * StTHiaiaan,
Oiipwilt Pott Ofttt, Unite.
All persons are hereby warned not lo
negotiate a cermn note given by me to
E. B. Hill two years ago, for $100 payable on M.,y id 1896; al the consideration
on which suid Note was giveu has not
been fulfilled by him.
Sandwick, B. C. S F. Crawford.
April, 10th 1896.
x -GO TO- x
for thr   spRusra
_UTIi!iT       Novelties
A Fashionable Trimmer
(Lata of Sloan * Stttt'a)
It tuning ont soma Dainty Citation, in
A choice Selection of Flowers,
Jet Ornaments snd Ribbons
   Just Received.*
- -Vendome
The largest Hotel in the City
with the best accommodation
for Travellers . . .
The bar is stocked with thc
best of . .
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Barber fl" Williams,
Dentistry In all its Bmehas
Piatt work, filling aud titiattieg
I OJB.I oppotiu Wavnly Hotel, Union |
Henri���9 a.m. to t p.m. and from
0 p. m to 8 p.m.
Agricultural Hall at
Cour enay, BC., en    .
Thursday, April 23, 86
.... Daaciog to commence at�� p.m	
Music by Mesjri Richardson aad Ruy.
Thai, Hudson, Floor Manager.
Tickets 81.00 per couple
contracts and Day Work
Addreis���Mattukawa, Japmtie
Boarding. Houie, next Brick yard.
Choicest fresh and salt meats, headcheese,
bolonga sausages, and vegetables,
fruit and eggs
Always on Hand
Don't delay but come at once and see our
They comprise the newest and most stylish goods
to be had, and the prices are right. Our space
will not admit us to mention the dozens of new lines
just received. But as we are always pleased to show
goods, kindly give us a call, and we can satisfy you
in anything you may want.
We have W. A. Griffiths & Cos famous Liniment and
 Emulsion in Stock	
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