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NO.   200.   UNION   COMOX   DISTRICT,   B.   C,   TUESDAY   SEPT.   8th,    1896.   $2.00   PER   ANNUM.
Choice fresh and salt meats, headcheese, bolonga, sausages
and vegetables, fruitand eggs
We Don't
f Blame Credit Grocers
$���>     For   charging   big   prices ���they     j^
;S?   have to.    But if you're a cash buy-
H    -:; vou don't have to  pay it.    Do     |i)
.J��   vou? ' mi
Save Money  By Buying
Should be taken to
The Ideal Cash Grocery
Next Door to Post Office.
for Snaps Like These,    ^p^ggc.
Tea Biscuit, Pancake, Graham and Buckwheat. Flour in packets, 5 for $[.00. 12
ounce tins of good Baking Powder, 25 cents
each. 12 ounce glass jars Baking Powder, 35
ants each. Table Sauce, l/2 pint bottles, 20
cents each. Urquharts celebrated Comox
butter, in one and two pound rolls.
Salada Ceylon Teas. 30, 40 and 50 cents
per pound.   Apples and Pears $1.75 per box.
Received at our branch store, Comox Bay,
a huge consignment of Flour, Feed, Sugar
and general merchandise.   Give us a Call.
Union and Comox Bay.
A. Lindsay,
Insurance and Financial Agent
Represents the Phoenix of
London and the Scottish
Union and National of
Edinburgh Fire Insurance Co's. Mon-
ney to loan on
Cumberland, B. C.
latest by Wire
The National Democratic Convenlion
(gold)nominated Senator Palmer of Illinois for President and Gen'l liuckner of
Kentucky for Vice-President.
The Nanaimo Fire Dep t has resigned
Armed burglars entered a house Satur
day night in Vancouver and awakened
one McAlpine who seized one of them.
The burglarfired shooting McAlpinein the
back. He is now lying in the hospital.
Burglars have escaped.
Sunday (before last) was a gala day a*
mongst our Celestials. The remains of
the late Chong Yee Hip were escorted to
the cemetery with great pomp and display. For three weeks the late Chong,
lav in state in the undertaking parlors of
Messrs Grant & McGregor, while prepar
ations were being made for an imposing
funeral parade, and an interment becoming the highest officer of the fraternity.
A large contingent of the brotherhood
was expected from Victoria and other
points, but few put in an appearance.
The Mongolians explain that owing to
thc hard times prevailing this season they
cannot afford much fun at u funeral.
From early morning until mid*day��
well marshalled bands of Chinese paraded lhe streets, rehearsing their respective parts for the ^rand march.
The ancient and mysterious obsequies
were performed before the Holy Temple
and promptly at the appointed hour all
was in readiness. The procession was
headed by Grand Marshal Sam Lce��
Then came some two hundred men gor^
geously uniformed, bearing floats, ban.
ners and symbols. Cymbal clangors and
trumpeters also marched in line. Next
came the noisy band wagon, the silent
hearse, and the laughing mourners. A
number of carriages and equestrians
followed in line.
Thc saddle horse of the deceased was
led, riderless, amidst the mournful (?) cortege, and is now of the deceased's personal effects, the sole survivor of the
funeral pyre.
The procession marched from Chinatown along Dunsmuir Avenue and out
Third Street to the Chinese Cemetery,
accompanied by sounds, frantic and
wicrd, produced by drums, cymbals,
horns, cornets and numerous instruments
of music (?)
This was undoubtedly the most impos*
ing and mirthful scene of mourning ever
witnessed in Union
Fire Company Meeting.
Then will be a meeting of the Fire
Company it my office thii (Tuesday) evening it 7:30 o'olook. AU memberi are
urgently requested to attend.
L, P, Eckstbin,
The Mfnneola brought up the hose for
the Ure company, end it ia hoped there
will be a fall turn-out to night as per
notion. M it it intended' to complete the
The first wuh np on the China Creek
Hydra-olio mine, Alberni, wu rery nu.
roasfnl. Work will be protested all
Mr. Elijah Smithers of this town died
on Saturday morning at the residence of
Mr. Geo Shilleto, his brother-in-law, at
Wellington. His funeral took place from
there at 4 o'clock Monday. Relatives
went from here to attend the funeral on
Mr. Nixon's steam yacht
He was 61 years of age on thc s 5th ol
last March, and had been ailing for three
months. He leaves a wife and two child
ren���a son and daughter, the latter married. Ue came to this country in 1861
about the same time that Mr. Sam Davis
Mr. Sam. J. Clift'e, and Geo. F. Drabble,
J. P. rearcbed here. He came to Union
in 1886 and was engaged in boring fnr
coal at what is now No. I Slope. Two
years liter Mr. Iluntei secured lor him
the appointment nf constable.
On learning of his death Mr. Sam. Davis lowerd the flag at Union Hotel at half
���Special   Prises.
The following special prizes are offered
for exhibits at the Comox Exhibition at
Courtenay, October ist.
Stevenson St Co., J. F. Doyle manager,
Union, offer dry goods to the value of
$3.00 (to be selected by the winner), for
the best exhibit of print butter.
Geo. Heatherbell offers $5.00 for the
best pair Ewe Lambs from Rams pur
chasedof him. There must be more
then one entry.
The Flsckmasters Association offer
$10. for best pedigreed ram at the Show.
McPhee & Moore
Flour, Feed. Field and Garden Seeds, Etc., Etc.
Is well stocked with choice fresh and salt
meats, vegetables, butter, eggs,  poultry and
all kinds of fruits . . .
"���*��� E2*Goods Delivered Promptly
*T*hese glorious autumn days!
ln Longfellow's sonnet the following
lines on "Autumn ���" are so beautiful, and
the present season recalls them:
Thou standeat liko Imperial Ch:,r]euiango
Upon thy brldne of gold, thy royal purple hand
Outstretched with benedictions o'ofthe lond,
And following thee ln thy ovation splendid,
Thino almoner, the wind, scatters tlio
golden loaves.
A drive to Mr. John J. R. Miller's ro*
nianticalli located home, Litlle River
Gardens, at " Camp Fairview Beach,''is
one of the most delightfully available trips
into the country.
The recent fires bave cleared away so
many trees from near the road, and looking into the forests, the green, "golden
leaves," and others like a scarlet flame,
make a vivid picture.
At Courten?y, the river with ils clear
depths is the first water reached, but when
we came to the bay I drew such long invigorating breaths of fresh salt air, and
wished there were a beautiful city there
by the sea, where one could enjoy the
grandeur, and health giving breeze, have
grand opera, libraries, parks, in fact,find
the acme of pleasure.
After passing Mr. Davis' we turned to
the left, and over a good road drove to
Mr. Miller's
Mr. Miller's garden is indeed a thing
of beauty���and beauty in profusion���for
he has such lots and lots of flowers.
Mrs. Miller proved a most attentive
and solicitous hostess, and thc Misses
Miller equally hospitable, and the crab
preserves just right.
Little River water is cool and pure.
Hut the beach!
Here on a wide sand beach which extends for over a mile, with a view of blue
water, tall while mountains, and glaciers
in the distance, one could dream life a*
way, with no thought or wish for the city
with its din and dust, its smoke and sin,
but be content in this almost "elysium on
Thc bathing is splendid, water always
warm. An eminent specialist assured
Mr. Miller his place is the most favorable
location for a sanitarium on Vancouver
And the curious shells! I found onc
like a human car a giant ear though j���
one a soft round shell with a perfect maple leaf outlined by dim perforations! and
others nearly resembling the hats worn
by Chinese coolies who work on the railroads.
After a pleasant visit of a few hour we
returned to���as the people in the valley
call Union���"The Mines."
A story comes from Seattle which
shows tbe ubiquitous "bike" sometimes
proves a white elephant on one's hands.
A party, two young ladies and one
gentleman, supposed to be the best
cyclists of the place, started for a days
scouring over the country, they went about
fourteen miles, but engaged a kindheart-
ed farmer to drive themselves and cycles
home, in the gloaming. An eye witness
declared they presented quite a subdued
appearance, as bike and rider were
carried comfortably and safelv home by
man's old tried friend, the horse.
Mrs. Fiiziinmnim and children we visiting Mrs. Ed MoKim.
Urquliart's ohoicg butter in doe ud two
pound rolls, is advertised by A. R. Johnston
and Co,, Nanaimo at 25o per pound. Why
oan't'wo got it here for lesa than 30o per
Mrs. and Miss Milligau were in Uaion on
Monday bit. Wo aro pleased to learn that
Miss Milligan ii giving satisfaction u
teacher of the Puntiedge school, and is
much interested ia her work.
Uniomtes aro sorry to lose Mr. and Mn.
K. P. Edwards aa residents of this plaee.
They left Friday for Nanaimo. Perhapa in
the spring, when times ire better, and the
birds dy north, tbey may be among ns
Mr. Maxwell, M.P. secures a promise for
$10,000 for a drill hall in Vancouver; Mr.
Mu lanes M.P. cannot secure a promise for
the mail twice a week to this important dis*
triot. Every thing for the oities���nothing
for tho couunry.
The road party under Mr Lore hu
extended and graded the Nanaimo-
Comox to within 14 telegraph poles
of     JoHoph      Fletcher's     farm be*
tween the Little and Big Qualioum rivers,
aud will complete tbo read to Fletohers's be*
fore concluding work for the season.
At Union Wharf Sept. 2nd, the infant
daughter of Mr. John Paulson, of cholera
infantum, age 7 months.
Williams���At Bine!; Creok Sept. 2nd the
wife of Mr. C, tl. Williams,  of a daughter.
Walker��� At Union Sept. 5th the wife of
William Walker nf a (laughter.
Union   Shipping.
Aug. .10-Tbe Rapid Transit left with
2lG tnna of ooal fnr tho American nary
al Port Angelo**.
Sept. 1���Tug Topic and aoow took 410
tona ol ooal to Vanunuvor for tho 0. P. R.
Sept. 2���Str. Maude left with 3116 tons
of cal lor thu Consolidated Railway at
Sept,  3-Tn,*   V la   Wt   for   P��rt
Angeles wuh :i tiuu tons ���( ooal for tho
Southern Pacilic.
Sopt. 5.���Tho Th atle was iu uiid took
44 tona of cnal for tho Now Kngland
Fish Co.
Sept. 0.���Tho Rapid Trai ait left with
250 tons uf coal for Ainerioau fleet at
Port Angelea,
Tho Miaohief and Mystic are in for
scow load of coal for Victoria.
Richard III ia due,
AH persons indebted to Grant & McGreg
or are required to pay the amount of
their respective indebtedness to the undersigned on or before the 30th Seplem*
ber inst. All accounts unpaid after that
date will be put in the hands of the,
Solicitor for collection.
Sept. 8' 1S96. John J. Roe
Bailiff k^Niiifc
lie bad been vory naughty, had been
Rebellious too,
Anil thero could  he no doubt  ut al)
what papa meant to Uo,
As from ltn nail he lituxi    down    a
tidy little strap,
Then clewed the iloor lest baby Bhould
be wakened from lier nap.
But mamma came and pleaded, as nhe
had done before,
And bore him   off  with  promises   ot
lecturing tfnloro.
"Vou area dreadful, dreadful buy. (io
down at once and say :
'Doar papa, I will bo ho good. Oh, do
forgive mo, pray I'
Just think, yon tore Ids precious l>nok
and spoiled his  nice now  pen.
I will not try to shield you II you ilo
such tilings again."
in hiding mamma waited to hoar the
lisping voice���
His meek ami prompt obedience hnd
made lior hoart  rejolco.
I cannot say Just  bow  she felt,  as
on her listening  ear
This plea  for   pardon  foil  In    tones
not loud, but bravo nnd, clear;
"I am a good  boy  now,  thought   1
waa awful bad  to-day;
And, papa, I forgive  you, ko may  1
go out to play ?"
Once upon a time, In tiie baok woods
of Canada, there was   a   woodman's
Mr. and Mrs. Kiloy and their two
children lived here, and a happier
little family you could not find.
Johnny was a bright lad of about 9
years old, and baby Meg was 8 months
Father wn* usually ont nearly all
-day hewing trees, and was always accompanied by Jup and Nero, his splendid dogs.
It wns on a Monday, nnd Mrs.
YUley had left Johnny in charge of
baby, while ehe went out to hang up
the week's washing in the gurden.
Suddenly there wns a great commotion ln the house, and a terrific barking from a little houwMlog that had
been sleeping on the baby's cradle.
Mrs. Riley's heart seemed to stand
still, and she dropped her clothes nnd
rushed Into the house, seizing, ns she
ran, an axe from a pile of wood.
She came into the honse, and to her
Intense horror, she saw a big black
benr near the cradle, aad Johnny,
crouching in a corner, quite terror-
stricken.   She screamed out:
"Up the ladder, Johnny, quick; into
the loft 1"
And up Johnny sprang, out of
harm's way.
Then began a desperate fight between his mother and tlte bear. The
angry nnlmal, which Mrs. Riley saw
was bleeding from a wound ln the
���fight shoulder, where It had no doubt
been shot by Bome hunter, rose on Ite
hind legs and tf led to hug her.
Mrs. Riley dashed ber ax right and
left, and each time managed to give
the brute some severe wounds, but,
unfortunately, none of them killed it.
Suddenly the bear made a lurch for
her, and the cradle was upset nnd the
baby thrown on tlie ground, almost
under the bear's foot. He looked at
the child and then made a swoop for
In an instant Johnny, who had seen
this from the loft, slid down the ladder, and, at the risk of his own brave
little life, snatched baby Meg from
the floor and rushed up the ladder
again to the loft with hla burden.
Mre. "Riley now found her strength
was failing her, and gave one long,
agonized scream for help. Almost at
once she was answered by the loud
baying of hounds close by.
At this moment Bruin, with a blow
from one or his great paws, knocked
the axe from her hand nnd wounded
her painfully, but not seriously, with
his sharp claws.
Her strength now went entirely,
nnd she sank to tho floor; but before
the bear conld seize her two huge
black hounds, which she knew to be
Jup and Nero, rushed in at the door
and pulled tlie liear down.
A moment later Mr. Riley came in
and shot the bear. Ho had heard his
wife's nnd Johnny's screams, and had
followed the dogs, who had scented
the liear, and as you roc, had arrived
fust in time to save his wife's, life.
Johnny never forgot that day, and
little Meg, who Is a grown-up girl
now, shows the marks on her arm
where the hear scratched her, Just as
lier brave littio brother saved her
life.���Brooklyn Citizen.
Rejected in New York it May be Brought
Into Canada
An item appears in one of the New
York papers to the effect that a
large quantity ot spurious tea from
China aud Japan had recently been
refused entrance into the United
States by the Government officials,
aud that it had been sent by the
owners to some other place, Canada
beiug named as its probable destination. According to Mr. P. 0. Larkln*
of tlie Salada Tea Company, the
same thing occurred last year, when
thousands of boxes of Ping Suey,
from China and Japan, were refused
entrance into tho United States, and
the tea wan then sent to Montreal,
where it 'Was admitted, and afterwards sold for consumption lu different parts of Canada. The spurious
tea, Mr. Lar kin says, Is absolutely
poisonous* He then went on to Bay
that he had been tolling tho people
of Canada for years back that they
should drink the u-nntii'iil teas of
Ceylon and Ind in. whleh nre absolutely free from all adulteration or
coloring, und whnt Is also very Important, perfectly clean. In the
case of Salada, whicli is the highest
grade of tea made in Ceylon or India, Canadians are enabled to drink
it within four months from the time
that It Is picked from the bush. Another thing In favor of Salada Is the
fact that no teas are permitted to
be shipped out of Ceylon or India
without Government inspection, and
nil teas manufactured there are
made under English supervision. Mr,
Larkin's company are the sole agents
for Salada In America.
Remarkable 'Experience of Mrs,
Saloip, of St, Pie.
There "'.-it* our" a littt,* stlrl,
So I wna told,
who awoke otto morning.
And wiih ftavon yc/lfs old,
Bevcm years oi,i in the morning,
Tlio when hIio wont to iK'd.
Tiu* night boforo, she wns but pix,
Ro l'vo lu'npl It hiiIiI.
l',ut tlio Btrango part of tlila Btory,
I'wnx told l>j that uui,' girl,
V,';ih Btioll  'I  I'l'iiuirkul,!,' tlillli*;
'Twould nni.,' tiny tnutlior'B  brnln
Tor this ll whnt she told inc.
Gyps danolng with delight,
Sho lind grown (you*ll sonrce betlnva
she hnd grown n foot in tin- night,
A certain mother waa the proud
pofiBessor of twins, who wero ns much
alike OB two pens.
One night she heard a series of i*ifj-
kIos proceeding from the neighbor*
hoo-1 of the twins' l*o,].
'Whnt nre you inuglilng nt there*.'"
she snid.
" Oh, nothing," replied Edith, one
of the twins. " only you have given
me two baths nnd Alice none."
It is snid thnt tho habit of turning
round threo or four times before lying down Ii.ih survived iu the domes-
tie dog from his savngo ancestry. It
then serv��*l to break down the grnss
nnd make a lsxl.
Thousands of ciibch of Consumption,
Asthma, Coughs, Colds and Croup are
cured every day by Shlloh's Cure.
Bradstreet'a on Trade.
General trade throughout the Canadian Dominion remains quiet, even
dull. The exception is at Halifax,
where business is fair ln wholesale
lines. Toronto merchants report the
usual midsummer dullness and expect
a revival early ln the fall. Jobbers at
Montreal are less confident as to an
early revival in business and report
couutry orders smaller than in the
like period of 1895. Cotton nnd
woolen mills throughout the Dominion
are running on short time, yet stocks
nre accumulating. Shoe manufacturers at Quebec city report few
orders ahead. There are 37 "business
failures reported from tlie Canadian
Dominion last week, 6 more than the
previous week, 13 more than in the
corresponding week last year.and only
6 more than In the like week of 1894.
Bank clearings at Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax
amounted to $17,21.2,000 last week,
compared with $20,550,000 the previous week, nnd $17,532,000 In the
concluding week ol   July,  1895.
through the Blower, supplied with
each bottle of Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal
Powder, diffuses tills Powder over the
face of tlie unsal passages, rainless
and delightful to use. It relieves Instantly, nnd permanently cures
Catarrh, Hay Fever, Colds, Headache, Sore Throat. Tonsilitis and
Sarah Bernhardt and the Poor.
Sarali Bernhardt has sent an Interesting letter from her villa, Les
1'oulnius, in Brittany, at Bell Isle-sur-
Mer, in which, says the Paris correspondent of the London Mail, she
writes feelingly and poetically of the
poor people residing in her neighborhood. The article is entitled " Un
Drame en Mer."
NIGHTS���Dr. Agnew's Ointment will
cure all cases of Itcldng Plies In from
3 to 6 nightB. One application brings
comfort. For Blind and Bleeding Plies
It is peorloss. Also cures Tetter, Salt
Rheum, Eczema, Barber's Itch, nnd
all eruptions of the skin 35 cts.
Patriotic Sculptor.
A statue of the Maid of Orleans was
unveiled at Rheims by the President
ol the French Republic a few dayB
ago. As far back as 1880, when the
work was considerably advanced, the
Academy of Itheims valued It at
��6,000, but the -sculptor, M. Dubois,
will take no remuneration for all these
years of labor, regarding as a sufficient reward Its acceptance as a
national monument.
THIRTY . MINUTES���Dr. Agnew's
Cure for the Heart gives perfect relief ln all cases ol Organic or Sympathetic Heart Disease ln 30 minutes,
and speedily ellects a cure. It Is a
peerless remedy for Palpltatlon,Short-
nesB of Breath, Smothering Spells,
Pain ln Loft Side and all symptoms of
a Disease.I Heart. Oae dose convinces.
How Insocts Multiply.
The power ol reproduction In Insects is oue of tho most wonderful
pnrt*H ol their economy. On beheading
a slug a now head, with all Its complex nppurtennncus, will grow again;
so will the claws of a lobster. The
end ol a worm split produces two
perfect heads, and II cut Into tliroo
pieces tho middle produces n perfect
hend and tail.
Tlio application Of Nerviline���nerve
pain cure���whicli possesses such marvellous power over all nerve pnln,
gojw greatly to provo that it cau.
Nerviline nets on the nerves, soothes
them, drives pain out, aad In this
way gives relief. Try it and Is? convince.!.
Anticipating the Result.
A number of carpenters, among
them a Scotsman, wero recently
shingling a barn In the neighborhood ol New Dundee, when the little stool npon which Sandy Bat lost
hold, slipped and went sailing down
the rool, with him on It. His remark
as he shot past the lowest of Ills
comrades and when about going over
wns brief but full' ol meaning: "L���cl"
said he " sic a fall I'm Join' tae get!"
Diseased blood, constipation nnd
kidney, liver nnd bowel troubles are
Cured by Karl's Clover Hoot Ten.
LaOrlppe, Followed by Inflammation of
the Lungs. Lett Her on the Verge of
theOrave-Her Whole Body Racked
With Pain-Her Husband Brought
Her Home to Die, But She Is Again in
Good Health.
In tho pretty littio town of St. Pie,
Bagot County, Is one of tho happiest
homes ln tho wholo province of Quebec, and the cnuse of much of this happiness Ib the Inestimable boon of
health conferred through the use of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Mrs. Eva
Snlols ls the person thus restored, and
she tells hor story us follows : " Like
a great many other Canadians, my
husband and myaelf left Canada for
tlio States ln hope that we might
liettcr our condition, and located in
Lowell, Mass. About a year ago
gave birth to a bright Uttle boy, but
while yot on my sick lied I was
attacked with la grippe, which developed into Inflammation of the lungs.
I had tho very best of care and the
best of medical treatment, and although the lnflnmmntlon left me I did
not get better, but continually grew
wenker and weaker. I couid not
sleep at night, nnd I became bo nervous that the least noise would make
LONDON, SEPT. 10 TO 19, 1896.
mo tremble and cry. I could not eat
and was reduced almost to a skeleton.
My wholo body seemed racked with
pain to such nn extent that It is Impossible for me to describe it. I got
so low tliat tho doctor wlio was attending me lost hope but suggested
calling in another doctor for consultation. I begged tliein to give me
something to deaden tho terrible pnln
I endured, but all tilings done for me
seemed unavailing. Alter tlie consultation was ended my doctor said to
me, you aro a great sufferer, but It
will not be for long. Wo bave tried
everything; we can do no more. 1
had therefori) to prepare myself for
death, and would have welcomed it as
a relief to my suffering were it not
for the thought of leaving my husband
and child. When my husband heard
what the doctors said, ho replied then
we will at once go back to Canada,
and weiik and suffering lis I was we
returned to our old homo. Friends
here urged that Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills be tried, and my husbiind procured them. After taking them for
somo weeks I rallied, and from that
on I constantly improved in health. I
am now entirely free from pain. I can
eat well aud sleep well, and am almost
as strong as ever I was In my life,
aad this renewed health antl strength
I owe to the marvellous powers of Dr.
Williams' Pink I'ills nnd In gratitude
I urge all Bick poople to try tbem."
Dr. Williams' Pink I'ills create new
blood, build up tlie nerves and thas
drive disease from tbo system. In
hundreds of cases they have cured after all other medicines had failed, thus
establishing the claim that they are
a marvel among the triumphs of modern medical science. The genuine Pink
Pills are sold only In boxes, bearing
tlie full trade mark, " Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale Peoplo." Protect
yourself from Imposition by refusing
any pill that does not bear tho registered trade mark around the box.
His Career.
A traveller   nsked   a man with a
wooden leg:i
" Were you a member ol the army?"
" Yes, sir," wus tho reply. " I waB
membered by a recruiting officer, dismembered by an   artillerist,  and  remembered by a wooden leg manufacturer."
By local applications, as they cunnot
reucli the diseased portion of the ear.
There ls only ouo way to curo Deafness, nnd thnt is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness Is caused by an
Inflamed condition ol tho mucous lining of the i:\istnelilun Tills*. When
this tube gets inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing,
nnd when It Is entirely cloned Deafness
ls the result, and unless the Inflammation cun Im tnkon out anil this tube
restored to Its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever i
nino ciises out of ten aro caused by
catarrh, which Is nothing but nn Inflamed condition of tlie mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars
for nny ense ol Deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY. Toledo, O.
Hold hy Prugglsts, 75c.
Thirst for Knowledge.
"The door to a university education ls closed to me because I am a
"But you don't want a unjverslty
education 7"
" Certainly not; but I want to
see what Is beyond that door."
Space allotted ns entries ��re received.   First eome, flrat served.    Exhibitors will confer
u favor by tunklns entries early.
Farmers' Trot and Open  Trot Opened to Pacers Also.
Pawnee Bill's Wild West the best ever engaged.
Hassan Ben Ali's Moorish Acrobats.
Nelson, Glenserette and Manville, Aerial Oomiques.
HSiiooplo, So-Animals and a village of touts.  Tho greatest norformanco of the your.   Want the
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It is delicious*
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And CouaervitturT of Muni*-.
Tho Literary t;our*e conforms to that of
Toronto University. The curriculum in Music
(orresponds to that of lho large conservatories
with tees docid(.dly moderate. Art, Elocution,
Stenography, Typewriting, etc., taught by
exponenced instructors. Under the careful
supervision of the Lady Principal tho social
and religions life of thu college is alike happy
ond ennobling.
WM. COCHRANE. D. D., Governor.
MRS. MARY ROLLS, Lady Principal.
I88U ENO  35  1896
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frets. VV. J. ELLIOTT, principal
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Guelph, August, 1898.
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The Important announcement Is
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Provident Institution of fit.
Thomas with tbe Mutual Reserve
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two largest natural premium life Institutions in Canada. Their aggregate business Id the Dominion
amounts to $36,000 000. The Mutual
Reserve Fund Life, which ls the
largest natural premium company ln
tlio world, boa for years done a large
business ln Canada, and has paid
here ln death claims over $1,250,000.
It ls duly registered under tlie Dominion Act and nasi a deposit ln Government bonds with the Insurance
Department amounting to $108,000.
By tliis change the members of the
Provincial Provident become members of an Institution with one hundred and ton thousand members and
over $310,000,000 of Insurance; an
Institution that has nearly $6,000,000
assets and an equal annual Income,
and which has paid out $27,000,000.
ln death claims. It Ib hardly possible that they will tall to appreciate
the advantages of this change ln the
Increased security which is thu.
placed behind tlielr Insurance.
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We would have Inward peace,
Yet will not look within;
We would  have misery cease.
Yet will not cense Irom sin;
We -want all pleatant ends, but will
use no harsh means.
What was, the wise man's plan ?
Through this sharp, toll-set life.
To work as best he con,
Aud -win what's won by strife���
But we an easier way to cheat our
pain hare found.
Is It so small a tiling
To have enjoyed the sun.
To hare lived light in the spring.
To have lored, to have thought to
have doue; '
To have advanced true friends, and
���beat down baflled foes?
I suy :     Fear not!    Life still
Leaves human effort scope,
But since life teams with 111,
.Nurse no extravagant hope;
Because thou must not dream,  thou
nced'st not then despair.
���Matthew Arnold.
There should be no conflict between
religion and business. The trend of
religion Is ever ln the direction of
prosperity. A man ought ever to be
as religious selling wheat or sugar
as he ls at prayer meeting, and If
he ls not his religion Is a snare and
a delusion. Religion ls the nurse of
economy, the patron of Industry, the
guardian of Integrity and ls a
pledge of nnd guide to success.���The
Rev. C. H. Fltzwllltnms, Pittsburg.
Immortality may be defined to be
the censelesH projection of the present life throughout the endless future. The argument for Immortality
may be classified Into the Scriptural
and philosophical. The philosophical
argument Is built upon the logical
Inference of reason and rests its
claim on the intuitions within us, the
phenomena of nature about us and
the evidence of a moral system about
us. The question .of Immortality finds
perfect answer ln the Scriptures. As
a matter of written revelation Immortality Is plainly set forth.���The
Rev. 0. W. Izer, Allegheny, Pa,
There ls n lingering aud Inherited
feeling that tlie clergyman sliould
mind his own business and keep his
hands out of secular affairs. But
the rights of the common man are
gained by the clergyman the instant
he abrogates his divine rights, and
the duties of tlie common man devolve upon him.���Tlio Rev. E. M.
Fairchild, Troy,  N. Y.
���Godliness is profitable for ull tilings.
It has the promise of the life tliat
now Is and the life wliich is to come.
It only needs to be universally prevalent to make universal prosperity
and well being. If all men would do
right by themselves, tlielr fellows
and their Maker according to their
conception of wiiat Justice and righteousness and love required at their
hands, there would be a universal
reign of peace. There might be some
sickness, bereavement aud accident,
and thus physical pnln, but there
would be little of poverty, none of
crime, no Jails, no penitentiaries, no
criminal . courts, no scandals, In
other words, paradise would lie established.���The Rev. J. H. Crum, Terre
Haute, Ind.
Work Ib not a bane but a blessing.
Every faculty of our being ls for
work. No one Is really living who ls
not active. Growth ia the result of
work. Nature l�� constantly working
that she may bring about great
results. There ls no substitute for
work.-The Rev. C. W. BIddle, Spencer, Mass.
We hare extravagance on the one
hand and want on the other. Extreme effort has resulted In nervous
exhaustion and social Irritability.
Men are burning up between the heats
of desire within and the conflict
without. Rich nnd poor alike are
restless.���The Rev. S. ft. Nelson,
A prophet is a seer, one who sees
visions of the luturo. All great reformers in a restricted sense' are
prophets���men who from the present
can read the future.���The Rov. Geo.
A. Miller, Covington, Ky.
.Man needs nud seeks tlio society of
his fellow-men. Society Is a necessity
and government Indispensable. Tliere
Is not, thero never was und never will
lie, a human Institution so necessary
for man's well-being, or so productive
or his civilization, nnil so preserving
of his happiness, us civic government.
-Rev. K. 8. J. Burke, Deerfleld, Mass.
God Ih a licing of In w, order and system. His htWH ara natural, universal
and without exceptions. If. one law Is
ever set aside, It Ib by another law
coming In to counteract.���"Rev. Theodore Clifton, Chicago, III.
I think there Is no one In more need
of tho gospel than the rich man. It
Is true that the gospel Is not preached
to the poor as much us tt ought to be.
Nevertheless the church is made up for
the most part of poor men, and the
poor men furnish the larger support
of the church.���Rev. Wallace Nutting,
Mgr. Lorenzclli, papel nuncio ntThe
Hague, and Mgr. Falconlo have each
been announced as the successor to
Cardinal Satolll. Last week a cable
message from Rome, which although
direct and apparently authoritative,
has not been unreservedly uccepted as
well founded, announced that Most
Rev. Sebastian Martlnelll was the
coming apostolic delegate to America.
Should his anpolntment come to puss,
there is every reason to believe that
Father Martlnelll will be warmly welcomed as oue particularly well fitted
by training, education, accomplishment and ability to fill the position.
Most Rev. Sebastian Martinelli, 09th
of the long line of illustrious superiors
general of the Augustlnlan Order
(reaching back to the date of tho
union of the O. S. A. in 1854), was
born Aug. 20th, 1848, In the parish
of Santa Anna, Lucca, Tuscany, and
looks even younger than he is. He ls
the youngest of five children of Cosimo
aad Maddalena (l'ardlni) Martinelli.
His eldest brother, the late Cardinal
Tommaso Maria Martlnelll, and the
third son of the family. Father Aure-
lius Martinelli (now Director-General
of the Pious Union), also became Au-
gustiulan friars.
Sebastian went to Rome when he
was fifteen yeurs of uge, und has
dwelt for thirty-one years In the
Eternal City. Moot of his time has
beeu spent In touching. He wua resident regent of studies at the Irish
Augustlnlan Hospicu at Santa Maria
In Posterula; und (when the Government Seized that house for public improvements! at San Carlo on the
Corso. For many years he was promoter of the euuses of the Augustlnlan
saints and blessed oues���an office of
trust and great honor. Inasmuch ns
the promoter is champion advocate
und sponsor of the candidates for canonization before the sacred congregation of rites.
At the general chapter of the Augustlnlan Order on Sept. liSth, 18S9
at the Convent Church of St. Monica,
Rome, , Sebastian Martinelli wus
elected Prior Uenernl of the Hermits
of the Order of St. Augustine, vice
Most Rev.    Pncirico  Neno,   deceased
August Report Issued by tbe Bureau
of Education,
February, 1889. On that Autumn
day Father Sebastiaa was in his cell
at San Carlo, knowing nothing about
the election. The committee from
the chapter-house, coming thither In
the name of the Curdlnal President,
found tho humble friar at his desk (he
was a hard student), and despite his
tears and protestations Insisted oa
bearing him off to where the brethren wore awaiting their newly-chosen chief. Their choice had been
well approved by the distinction with
which the young Father General
haa filled his high and responsible
position. He is a member of the
holy office, and select and supreme
tribunal nt Rome, which claims the
Sovereign Pontiff Itself as its prefect, nnd wliich is called to remder
decision on the weightiest causes
and questions of Christendom. He
resides at St. Monica's, Rome.
He sailed from Ituly, June 21st,
1891, for this oountry, and wns the
only Augustlnlan General, save one,
(Most Rev. Panl Micallef, who vlslt-
fitl South America in 1859), thnt
ever crossed to this side of tiu1
Atlantic. He enme to visit the
houses of his order, nnd presided at
the chapter couvened at Villa Nova
College on July 25th of that year.
Dr. Martlnelll is In the very prime
of his manhood, and possesses a
charming personality. He speaks
English with ease ami fluency. To
the quick, vivacious urdor of his
countrymen he unites the keen insight and delicate sympathy ofthe
high-bred churchman. Although tlie
term of the Father General of the
Order had previously been only five
years, Dr. Mnritlne'lll was ln July,
U8D5, re-elected for a term of 12
yenrs. As the Father General must
reside In Rome, his appointment ns
papal delegate to the United States
will necessitate his resigning his present position.
A Rome i r 1th   says :     Tlie Rev. S.
Martinelli, who has been    appointed
to succeed Cardinal Satolll as apostolic delegate to the U. S., will be
consecrated   an Archbishop    August
j 23rd. The ceremony will he performed
j hy Cardinal    Rampolln,    the   papal
I Secretary of State.
Well Put.
" I have no use," scornfully exclaimed a bloomer girl, " ton a youtui who
parts his hair ln the middle."
" And I have no use," replied Wllly-
l>oy, with more spirit than he had
shown for 21 yeara, "for a yoitfut*
womnn who parts her clothes that
way." iAnd he gazed at her nether
trimmings nntll she nearly choked
with Indignation and dodged behind
a table.     Wlllyboy was revengedu
Lieut. Munro, oi the Blsley team,
wan given a reception on his return
to Thorold.
Exhaustive Experiments Show That
Antlvenene ls Infallible.
Somo remarkable discoveries have
Just been made In England and France
ln regard to tho best methods of treating persons wlio have beon bitten by
serpents and whose blood has been
poisoned thereby. France suifers u
good deal from the uoxioiu vipers und
tho government is doing ite best to
get rid of them. During the pust year
150,000 full grown serpents have been
captured in three departments, and
the number is supposed to be correspondingly grout lu ofcher parts of the
Mr. T. Fraser, an English s[icciullst,
seems to have lieen the first to solve
the problem of immunizing human beings and other animals against the
poison of serpents. Tho serum which
ho uses Is known as antlvenene and
Is obtained from large animals
which have boon immunized by becoming slowly and gradually ucenstomed
to the poison. Tho liorse is, par excellence, the best laboratory for the
preparation of tills remedy. What Is
remarkable aliout this discovery Is
tho ulmost mathematical precision
with which the antidote can be uaed.
In order to neutralize the action of
u small but deadly doso of poison (tho
quantity of poison necessary to kill
varies greatly ln different coses) a
very small quantity of antlvenene is
sufficient, due regard being had to
the size and strength of the animal
bitten, but each subsequent dose of
ontivenene must be steadily Increased.
For this reason Mr. Fraser concludes
that immunization Is rather a chemical than a physiological phenomenon.
After a certain time hns elapsed between the Inoculation of the poison
nnd that of the remedy���say thirty
minutes���the amount of antlvenene
necessary to prevent death Is much
more considerable. Mr. Fraser calculates that not less than the enormous dose of 330 cubic centimetres
would be necessary to protect a man
against the bite of the terrihlo cobra-
cnpello in India.
Robert Wnym.in, tlio 18-year-old
Bon of William Wayman, a shoemaker,
of Watcrtown, was drowned In the
St. Lawrence River opposite Alexandria Bay on Sunday morning, while
sailing ln a skiff with Frank Bellinger, nnd his body now lios In 200
feet of water.
It is One of the Bost Friends of Scrawny
A great factor In hardening and
whitening the fle**h of neck and arms
which tlie high stock collars und
heavy sleeves have a tendency to
yellow and shrivel is cool water generously applied every morning,
11 yuu take a oold morning douche
it should be preceded at night by a
thorough wash with good soup and
wuter. lu tlie morning use thespouge
and water moderately cold, rubbing
the neck and arms vigorously with
a rough  towoi.
This simple remedy assists greatly
in developing the oust, uud tu    the
woman afflctod with a flat, "shitty"
figure will ho found highly beneficial.
Treat the flesh over night to a
half-hour's tuassago, uulng u teaspoonful of sweet olive oil. Warm tha
hands before the firo, or, hetterstill,
wui-tii tho oil and rub Into the skin
to bo developed or " fed " thoroughly. In the morning uno tho cold
This treatment persisted hi will
soon reward thu patient hy a sur*
prising filling out, thut will gratify
and I inprove. For sal low aud dead*
looking complexion tile sweet olive oil
will he found beneficial, and for eradicating the disfiguring and aggravating little blackhead.
Cleanse the faeo thoroughly with
warm water, and while the skin Is
still fresh apply the warm olive oil
with tlie tips of the fingers, massaging the face thoroughly, but gently.
Rub for ten or fifteen minutes, or 'until the oil has been absorbed.
For persistent dandruff 'the olive
oil will bo found excellent.
Rub the scalp well with oil, letting
it remain on several hours. Then
with very hot water nnd a good,
mild soap shampoo the hair und rinse
it. Enough oil will remain to leave
the hair moist and glossy.
Olivo oil, being a vegetable, ls
most wholesome and grateful to the
human cuticle, which absorbs it
readily  nnd  in surprising  quantities.
There are rumors of a mutiny, or
something very like it, among the
Mounted Police at Prince Albert. Unpopularity of certain officers le said to
be at tlie bottom of the trouble,
which, according to accounts, Is serious.
And the Oattle Will Have Food Through
the Winter-Pall and Spring Wheat
Under the Average Oats Above an
Average Oorn Coming on Satisfactorily Hay Yielded Well ln Northern
Sections But Was Poor West and
Full wheat came out lu tho spring
in a very poor condition. A considerable area was ploughed up In all parts
of Ontario, the two counties most
noticeable ln this respect being Prince
Edward and llaldiumud. The reports
of the final out come of the crop nre
variable and conflicting, but on the
whole rather under than over tbe
average, ln Essex and Kent, where
harvesting began as early as June
26th, the reports are rather poor.
There are numerous complaints of
damage by Hessian fly, though some
say also, " or some other Insect." ln
Elgin and Lincoln the condition wus
fair. Iu Huldlmand the situation is
summed up thus: " The worst feature
for many years." Wtlland gives yields
from five to twelve bushels per care.
Lamuton sends good reports, Huron
fair. Bruce poor, Grey variable, Simcoe good. Iu the West Midland counties, from Middlesex to Dufferin, tlie
situation muy bo summed up as a
fair yield, with good quulity. Winterkilling, drought aud grass-hoppers
were causes iu vurious localities for
decreasing the yield below what was
expected. Iu the east most of the
crop was harvested from July 10th to
20th. There ure mauy reports of In-
Jury, yet on the whole the crop
turned out well, the quality being
very good. While from the east,
where the acreage is much less than
in tlie west, there are some reports
of complete loss, there are others of
extraordinary yield.
Spring wheat is still on the decline;
reports are no moro encouraging than
they have beea for several years. The
principal complaints are as to Inferior
quality, though a few sections in the
east give good yields und first-class
quulity. Most reports are of moderate
Rye is ou the Whole quite up to the
average for qual.ty.
Tho condition of outs iu tiie west
wus fair. Some Injury by rust, and
hero and there the army worm* is reported. In tlte latter cuso Individual
farmers have sulfered severely, but
tiie eflect upon the tottil yield of the
Province has beeu very small. From
the cast we get reports of a large
acreage and good condition. Tlie hot
weather has cause,I rapid filling, and
some report light grata.
Burley along La��ke Erie is a fair
yield, but the lute rains have discolored a large portiou. In the West
Midland district the quality ls letter, with a fair yield. In, the east
the loss by Insects is no greater than
usual. In the eotst tne indications
point to a crop above tho average
in quality. Tliere are prospects of a
good yield.
Iu peas, late sowing, " to avoid the
bug," Is more common than over, and
us a consequence, there had lieen little harvesting doue hy Aug. 8th.
There are very poor reports ; many
report a heavy growth of straw. Mildew has been found hero and there.
Tho reports of "bugs" nre not so
numerous as formerly. Tho following nro fair samples of correspondents' comments: " An excellent
crop ;" " our best crop;" " very few
bugs ;" " never hud better ;" " one of
the best crops of Ontario;" "grasshoppers doa't eat peas," etc. ,A good
crop  may lie   looked for.
Beans.���The lato rains lu the southwestern part of Ontario Injured the
lieuns on low land ; otherwise, the
crop Is In good condition. Tiie yield
ou well-drained land promises to lie
extra good.
Corn.-An Increased urea is reported. Grubs nnd grasshoppers did somo
Injury, and a few correspondents fear*
ed tlie army worm, but tlie orop was
not seriously affected by HiBeet pests.
In niniiy sections, more particularly
iu the Lake Erie district, considerable
daliuigo was done by rain, but the
splendid corn wpntlier of the last
two or three weeks had brought tlie
plant along grandly j and although
a considerable portion of tlie seed
was in late, to supplement the anticipated pour crop of hay, tlie main crop
of corn was spoken of ns coring in a
most satisfactory manner,
Only a few corrosjMiiiilents report
regarding flax. Tho crop Is said to be
a good ono, and tho supply appears to
be fully up to the demand.
Very Ilttlo Is said by correspondents
concerning hop*, nnd tho few references made are far from encouraging.
A corresiionilent In tho County of
Victoria write*: "Within the Inst
week a caterpillar of a pea-green
color has attacked tho leaves and bids
fair to destroy tho season's crop."
The reports rcgnrding red clover
are, on the whole, uot very favorable.
Alslke is somewhat better, but still
hardly up to the average. Several
speak very favorably of mammoth red
clover. Timothy has turned out better than In 1895. In Essex and Kent
the reports are from one to two tons
per acre. Elgin and Norfolk also had
fairly good crops. Haldlmand and
Welland had very light crops; in
some townships a failure. Lambton
was fair; Huron and Bruce were under the average ; Grey was light,
drought and grasshoppers both being
injurious; Simcoe rather light; Middlesex, Brant, Oxford, Wellington,
Waterloo and Dufferin gave varying
yields from one to two tons. Throughout the Niagara Peninsula tlio orop
wna short. From York along Lako
Ontario the yield increased, and tho
crop was well saved. Along tho St.
Lawrence the yield 1�� very good;
Carlton good; Proscott fair; Russell extra good. In Lanark and Vlctorln the yield Is up to tho average.
In the northern districts the crop
was, fair. The Rainy River country
hus probably the heaviest yield per
acre ln Ontario.
While reports regarding potatoes do
not fully agree, it looka as if there
will be a fair yield in most sections.
Early planted are small ln size, owing
to tlie drought, but those pat ln later
promise a better return. Rot wns
reported ln low lying planes ln the
Lake Erie comities, but other districts
have so far been comparatively free
from It. Tho bug wus reported as
numerous by some correspondents,
while others stated that this pest
was not nearly so bad as usual.
Reports regarding the root crops
are somewhat contradictory, even In
the lame tiwnshlps. However, the
prospect on the whole for roots Is encouraging, nnd at present turnips
promise better than mangels or carrots.
Not for many years has there lieen
so great a yield of apples as ln the
present season. Such terms as, "An
extraordinary crop," " An enormous
yield," and " Largest ever knoyvn,"
are frequent ln our returns, these expressions applying more especially to
summer and fall sorts. The fruit ts
also remarkably free from worm and
scab. Pears give a fair yield, but
many trees are suffering from blight.
Peaches are also abundant, and plums
are up to the average, although tn
one or two sections a tendency to
rot ls reported. Grapes promise n
targe return In most localities, and
small fruits have been abundant.
Between the .drought of June and
grasshoppers, pastures were rather
brown and bare until the more showery weather of the Inst fortnight
enabled the fields to pick up. Live
stock generally are in a healthy condition, although perhaps a little on
tlie lean side. But little disaster has
been reported, and nothing of an epidemic nature. The horn Ily has not
yet disappeared, but except in Perth
and a few other western counties, It
has caused but small annoyance this
summer. The milk supply lias fallen
off greatly, nnd a number of factories
havo closed np for lack of patronage,
whilo the low price of cheese has had
a depressing effect upon patrons. Hay
will bb scarce, hut such supplementary fodder as corn and straw will be
abundant, and live stock, from present
appearances, can bo easily carried
through the winter.
Not for many years huve beekeepers
hud so much to encourage them. There
has been an ubundanco of nectar,, and
the flow ot honey has been liberal.
Wii ile a few correspondents mention
only ten or twenty pounds of honey
per hive, a number speak of extracting fully 100 pounds. The average
yield is about 55 pounds, und tills will
likely Ihi augmented, as buckwheat
was in I loofii as ctrrispondents wrote.
Colonies huve been about doubled by
swarming, nnd no disease is complained of. ���*
Tliere Is a surplus of farm laborers,
ami wages hayo been lower than
usual. Fanners are trying to do without hired help, and are relying more
upon Improved machinery for help.
Ilnr.vest hands have got from 75
cents to $1 n day, nnd from $13 to
$20 per month.
The following gives tlie iiunil*er of
live stock ou Ontario farms on iiaud
on July 1st, 1895, and lS'Jli. Tlio
figures are front the returns received
direct front fanners;
1890. 1S05.
Horses      024,710      047,696
Cattlu 2.181/J5U   2,150,103
Sheep  1,819,348   2,022,735
Hogs  1,209,031   1,299,072
Poultry  7,734,107   7,* 52,840
From tlte taule Of statistics accompanying this bulletin, widen it must
ue remembered aro statistics of probable yields at harvesting time, the
following comments may lie mode;
Fall wheat shows a large increase
lu acrpctge; tho yield is only 10.0
bushels per acre, making the totul
yield a Ilttlo larger thau last year.
Spring wheat, with a slight in-
<���rea.se in acreage, owing to tho partial failure ol full wheat, gives with
decreased yield per aero about the
same total yield as in 1895.
Burley has a smaller acreage, but
larger yield per aero than In 1895.and
thereby gives aliout tlie same total
Oats, with an increased area, and
slightly lower yield per acre, gives
but a smufl  increaso over 1895.
Ryo hus nn Increased acreage, and
a yield per aero exactly the same as
ill 1895,
Pens, with nn increased urea of 30,-
000 ucroH, gives a crop of 3,000,0111)
bushols over that of 1895.
Beans tiro sotuewliut less In yield
than In 1805.
Hay and clover promise 400,000
tons moro thnn iu 1895, but still
1,000,000 tons below tho average.
Tho urea of corn allows nu Increase of nearly ten i��.*r cent, over
thut of 1895, and is now moro than
double the average of tho previous*
14 years.
Buckwheat shows nn Increase in
area, potatoes a slight decrease, nnd
field roots a drop from 199,191 acres
to 190,008 acres.
Hungry Ancestors.
In an Italian garrison there wus ft
private soldier by the name of Uiro-
llno. One of the ollieers took the
soldier aside and asked him:
"Are you a descendant of the famous Count Ugolino, about whom
Dante wrote?"
"No," replied tlio soldier, "all my
ancestors wero poor people."
"I refer to Count Fcolino who was
���starved to death witli his sons in
the tower  at  Pisa."
"If he didn't get enough to cat,
very likely ho was an ancestor of
mlno after all." repliod tho honest
Tho Amnrilhis and Grand Central
mines, two of tho largest of tlie Minns
l'rectas Co., Mexico, have been sold to
an English syndicate for $1,000,000 ir.
gold. THF.   WEEKLY   NEWS   SEPT.   8tn,    1896.
Issued  Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M Whitney, Publisher
One Yonr     ��2M
Six Months      188
ainglo Copy       0 IS
One iM,*.h par veur  . $ 1100
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Notices   of Births,   Marriages   ancl
Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.
No Adverfisiiienl inserted for less than
50 cents.
Tuesday, Sept, 8,1896,
If the government do not propose
doing anything on this end of the
Comox���Naniamo Trunk Road this
year, it better turn the money over to
those doing such good work on Nanaimo���Wellington end. They would run it
up through to us after a while, and then
we would have a streak of light gleaming into our isolation.
We published last week a letter
from thc Advance Agent, not because
we supposed the public would be greatly
interested in it, but for the reason that
we do not wish to be regarded as politically hide bound; and also because we
think the Liberals, having won a victory
in this largely Conservative district,
owing to the supidity, ancl inexcusable
folly of their opponents, are entitled to
a very loud crow.
Ttvo things are noticable in the polit.
ical parties of to-day. Thc first one is
that the Conservatives do not propose
to follow a policy of obstruction, and
lhe second is that the Liberals do not
propose to act on Jacksonian theory that
to the victor belong the spoils, both
of these are commendable. Doubtless
new appointments will be made from
the Liberal ranks, to which no objection should be mude; but the honest
official incunbents are not to be disturbed. This is very much better than
they do in the great Republic to the
south of us.
The crazy Silverites will not succeed
in the pending contest in the United
States; at least we hope not. We are
not among those who think Canada
would gain by any such calamity there
We are so intimately connected with
them socially, financially and by ties
of blood that prosperity there means
prosperity to us, and hard times there
will bring to us a measure of its blight.
Even if this were not so we could
not look on as disinterested spectators,
and be other than their well wishers.
No doubt the demand that silver be
continued as a subsidiary coin, and
issued under proper restrictions is reasonable; and we think the United
States and Great Britain should unite
with the other powers to establish a
fair and just ratio between gold and
silver; but for the United States to
coin all silver brought to ils mints,
without charge, for the mine owners
and silver kings, and to make silver
a legal tender, for all debts, is to
cheapen labor, rob the pensioner, lower
the price of all farm products, and
tarnish the national honor.
Tenders will be received by the secretary of the Comox Agricultural and
Industral Association up till Tuesday, the
15th, of September, for Refreshment
Stand on the grounds, on the day of the
Show, on Thursday, the ist day of October next.
John Mundell Secretary
Sandwick, P. o.
Sept. ist, 1896
y.i iscribe ior I'he News $2.00 per
The Canadian Magazine for July and
August has just been received. Owing
to our weekly mail service we do not get
thc outside publcalions until a litlle late,
and we notice that in this respect the U.
S. Magazines.ire in advance, but bailing
this, which can be easily remedied, we
like the Canadian publications the best,
and think Canadians should at least take
tlieir own magazines, ancl then if they
can afford it, take a few foreign ones.
Surely a knowledge of Cnnndian litcra*
���ure is of most importance 10 us living
here. Indeed, lo be ignorant of it is disgraceful. And then the loss! For in
poetry and fiction Canadian authors rank
high, but unfortunately are more read
ind appreciated abroad then at home.
We look too much to the great country to
he south of us, and neglect our Parkers
ancl Hunts. Perhaps the best guide to
Canadian literature is the Canadian Magazine, which is not one whit inferior to
any cf the monthlies published in Amen
ca. Still, despite of this proneness to run
aficr the foriegn, it is pleasant to witness
'.he increase in the number of Canadian
journals and magazines and the progress
they arc making in tone and literary excellence. This shows that the interest in
good literature is increasing among us
ancl as a consequence it is becoming
better patronized.
In the July number of the Canadian
Magazine some of the hints of how to
write short stories are given. They are
by F. Hopkins Smith, author of Tom
Grogan. They may be well enough in
their nay, but we doubt if any two
writers follow precisely the same plan.
Any one may learn the how in a few
minutes, but is he any nearer a successful author! There is one thing, however,
we may learn of value, ar.d that is that
good results cost labor and very much of
it ancl that it takes time for literary
fruit to ripen. But to say it is "like a
triangle"���must be so to be complete���is
entirely fanciful.
The August number of the Canadian
Magazine is "A Flower Number," and
contains special illustrations, initial head
pieces and tail nieces, illustrating the
leading C inadian flo'vers. It is a fiction
nuinliKi* and charming in its way.
Another Canadian magazine worthy of
notice is Massey's���a good ten cent
monthly, well illustrated, but not up to
the standard of the other. Good things
cost money and it is not reasonable to
expect much for little.
What is a pastel ? This seems to be a
name given to a sketchy poetic study in
prose. The author of Tom Grogan, says
it must not be confounded with a story,
and yet it approaches very near in some
instances���of course a short picture
story. It may be best known by a study
of a few. A charming one is "The
Flower Girl" by Kepple Strange, with
which the Canadian Magazine opens. In
further research, one should procure lhe
new volume of" Poems and Pastels" by
Keppel Stange, published by William
Briggs of Toronto.
What is a poster ?
The general public understands by a
poster an advertising sheet, and the dictionaries have no addition information to
It's a new fad or rather an old thing
under a new name. The Overland
Monthly rejoices in this fad and its poster pages are bizarre to the last degree.
Poster poetry is the fashion in certain
quarters���something oddly jingling and
grotesque. In neither form is the poster
ofany very high order of merit, but a
certain class of the public are amused by
it. Sometimes the poster speaks thro'
the oddity of the language used, and
then again by the idea. As an example
ofthe latter take this;
"The king himself has followed her
When she has has gone before. "
The September Delineator.
This is the handsomest and most striking issue of this sterling publication ever
seen, containing no less than nine beautifully colored plates illustrating Dress
Modes and Millinery, including special
plates of Mourning and Bicycle Attire,
and giving the first authoritative announcement of the coming styles for
autumn  wear.
There are a large number of valuable
articles, and no lady should think of
being without it, if she wishes to be up to
date. The price is only $1,00 per year
15c per single copy.
The date of the Coinox Exhibition of
the Agricultural and Industrial Assoc'a-
tion at Courtenay has been set lor Oct. 1
Establish**.*! 1877. CAPITAL, $600,000.     Incorporated June 16,1893.
Jas. McMillan & Co.
ppiopnitTona or thi
Sheepskin   ���
Fine Northern Furs
Shipment, ���olloltad and
P-impt It-Mums Mud*.
C. 8. Hides,
Dry Hides,
Wool, Furs.
Writ* For Latnt Prlo.
Jmiritj talk if
Firat Iitlnui B*
I-i'oph'i Bank,
llaauptllt, Dial,
llnnupolii, llai.
f loneupeiii, liaa.
Iilthmti' htlonil Out, ��� ��� Bttma, lutan.
llltiia Rfttlt-tHl Rank, * * .Elena, lontina.
iKOrltj Bank ,1 tnathtli,  ��� Crnt rail,, Int.
minneapolis,     ....     minnesota.
chicago, ill |vict0ria,b.c.|w1nnipeg.man.|edm0nt0n,n.w.t
Cooke & Boxenian St|
| SS Wharf St. |    234 King St.
Jasper Ave.
Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc.
Bread delivered by Cart through Courtenay and District every
Tuespav* Thursday ami Satuhhay.
Wedding Oakes made and Parties catered for.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay, B.C.
Grant & Munighan, Props
/Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
tZF*    and
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
Drs. Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
���OTSTOlSr B.C.
We have appointed Mr. James Abrams oul collector until lurtner notice, to whom all overdue  accounts
���^ay be paid.
7 Nox. 1808.
Society    Cards
I.   u.   0.   F.
Union Lsdge, No. it, meets eery
Friday night at S o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
A. LlNiKAY, R. S.
Cumbsrland Loc'ge,
A. F. & A. M, B. G. R.
Union, B. C.
Lodge meets first   Saturday    in   ench
month.    Visiting brethren  are cordially
invited to attend.
James McKim. Sec:
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .St A.M.,B.C.R
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. O. 0. F.,   Union.
Meats every alternate  Wednesdays ol
each month at 8 o'clock p. m.    Visiting
Brethren cordidlly invited to attend.
C. WHYTE, Scribe.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
S. OF 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
St, Gkorob's Pukhbytbiuan Cihihch���
Rov. J. A. Lugan, pastor. Servioes at 11 a.
m. and 7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30.
Y.P.S.C.E. at dots  of   evening   service.
Mbtuobist OHuncii��� Scrvioea at the
usual hours morning and evening. Rev, W.
Hicks, paitor.
Trinity Church���Servioea in   the  ove
ning.   Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.
Esquimalt and Nanairao Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
I'he Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS aa pnsscngors
and freight may olfer
hes.ro Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. nl.
"  Nanuimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m
Loave Oomox for Nanaimo,      Frldnya, 7a.m.
Nanaimo for Viotoria   Saturday, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at tlie Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and .Builder
Plans and Specifications prepared,
and buildings erected on 1 tie
Shortest Notice.
Houses built and for sale on easy
terms of payment.
The 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 and Works   S^8^; <mr
For sale on Dunsmuir ave;
consisting oflots 4 and 5 in
block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block
16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,
and other lots in Cumberland
Townsite. Bargains,
James Abrams.
Subscribe for  ThE    NEWS
$2.00 per annum.
Surgeon and Physician
(Graduate ofthe University of Toronto,
(L. C, P. & S., Ont.)
Office and residence. Mary port
Ave., next door to Mr. A Grant's.
Hours for consultatlon-9 to 10 a m,
2 to 4 andl7 to 10 p m.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
Snd and Dunsmuir Ave.
3M & 36(1 SU Jamos St.
To order
tursni for Samples. Prompt delivery.  Vei
teet lit guaranteed.
Nanaimo Saw Mill
Sasli and Boor
���0���:o to- 0���
(K 0. Drawer :��. Te!t>*��lione Call, 1-91
IZF A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Alsc
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
ODealor in
Stoves and Tinware
Plumbing and general
Sheetiron work
t^r Agent for the
Celebrated Gurney
Souvenir Stoves and
Manufacturer of tlie
New Air-tight heaters,
H, J, Theobald,
���ji -=*a3Z>gr__ -v
I lam prepared to
furnish stylish Bigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B.C
House and Sip Fainter,      j
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
AU order* Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0. THE   WEEKLY
SEPT   8-h.    1896.
South African t.'ewa
Editor Sews: The rising of the Matabeles and Mashonas in Rhodesia lias
proved to be more serious than w.is at
first anticipated. Very few people in this
part of the comment of America, have be
come acquainted with any ofthe facts,
and the great amount of suffering the
white people have experienced in that
distant land. It is with the object of enlightening the readers of our local paper,
aa to some of the hideous details, that
this artiole is written.
From a letter received tht early part of
this year, ftom one who has since fallen
a victim, it would appear that nothing
was expected in the shape ofa general
rising; and Ihe way people look up land
and settled in some remote districts,
would plainly show they did not even
think of it, and consequently were not
prepared for anything serious.
In the spring of last year, a relative of
mine, took up a position at Mazoe, as
Provincial Inspector of Mines, and it wi.s
here that the first signs of rebellion were
noticeable.   The rebels stole away the
cattle and sheep, etc.; never attempting
to make a general attack until recently
A company of British soldiers tried to
subdue them, but   were   repulsed with
great loss.   Previous to this the rising
was confined to the Matabeles; but at
this point the  Mashonas  joined them.
They were plundering and murdering the
white people wherever found.   They had,
however, a particular liking for the ladies
whom they not only killed,  but roasted and devoured   The settlers experienced great hardships,  owing to provisions
being scarce, the  railway being several
hundred miles awny from llie place of rising-   Supplies of provisions  were laken
up in ox wagons. The crisis is serious, indeed, with provisions at famine prices.
At the Alice mines, Mazbe, several  persons were horribly butchered, the government seemed powerlesss to deal with the
rising, not having men or horses al all
oufficient.   Two weeks ago <*. report was
received as to the killing of certain parties; a later report gives a confirmation,
together with some interesting facts.   A
small party numbering twenty three men,
three women and some children, with a
caravan drawn by six oxen, left  Mazoe,
their home, for Fort Salisbury.    Directly
after starting they were surrounded by
ihe rebels, having to keep up a commons
firing tn hold their own.   The women as
well  as  the  men    fought    dcsjueratly,
although lhey had infants to encumber j
them. The enemy came so close as to be j
only half a dozen yards from the carriage.
All the mules and horses were killed, besides seven of the brave men,   the [n-
spector of Mines,   who owned   twenty
thousand acres of land at Mazoe, being
one of the seven.   It is reported that the
women got safely through.   It is tn be
hoped so and that reports will be of a
more peaceful nature hereafter.
Tom Dickinson
ESPTher - is Nothing
tf it is Well Put Together
So here it is : :
Single Harness at $Io, $12, $1; per set
and up.���Sweat Pads at 50 cents.
Whips at 10, 25, 50 and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone
at Si and up to $2.
1 have the largest Stock of WHIPS  in
town and also the
Best Axle Grease'at o SOzES
Not One Man in
One Hundred
So inveata hia money that it yields, in
twenty yeara. anything like the groiit
tnoriea by a policy of ClTe iaauracce.
HISTORY j The percentage of individuals
PROVES   .* who succeed ro buaineaa
TH18 ') ia amall '
No old-line mutual life inaurance company
haa ever failed.
���For Twenty-Five Cents-
Trunks at Prires to Suit
the Times.
Repairing I
Wesley Willard
Notary Public.
Agent for the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix of
Agent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Asse-
eiatlonof Toronto	
Union, B. C.
 Ten Cents a Day"��J|
Will bay for a man 115 years uf age  a
$1,000 80-Fayment Life Policy, ono
of the beat forma of insurance written
iu the
Union Mutual Life
Insurance Company
Of Portland, Maine
A Sound, Safe, Ably Managed, ( inoorfor.
Reliable Substantial Institution i    a itu
Whioh NEVKK stands (      1848
CPOJI TECHHICAUTIES ������**r*w**��������*
3. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager,
P.O. box 693 Vancouver, B, C.
For further information call on
With James Abrama.
5acre Rlocks
o F. Curran 1,
���yyy-y r, jyy.yjrjy j-y y<yiyyy^-Ij-.j
Barber Shop
;   Bathing
O. H. Fechner,
A few hundred yards from the
Switch where the company's
new buildings are to be built.
Choice 5 acre lots can be purchased on easy terms.
Several good houses for sale
cheap���costing but a few
dollars more than ordinary
rent to purchase.
Real Estate and
Financial Broker
[Since lhe above was handed in, a buttle ha��� been fought in which the British
achieved a brilliant victory.]���Ed.
Olflce Room 2, McPheo & Moore B'ld'g and at
P. 0. DKAWER   18.
li ������ ��� . ' ii i tre��� (unp-uii* ull my pro
**. .*��� i, -t - ,i,i of lho Tre.it River,
known .��� Hi..,./ . Poiuc, will lie pioMcuted
aocorumg to law.
John Hahwood.
Aug. 25th, 1896.
We the undersigned hereby authorize
John liruce to collect all accounts due the
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant")
H. Hamburger j* Trustees.
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
Union Mines
A Full Line of Furniture
Grar[t & McGregor.
Contractors, Builders and Undertakers
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
���        MANUFACTURER OF       ���
Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphate! and Syrupe.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Baer, Steam Bear and Porter,
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
family, and   I
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is tHe
I presume we have used over
one  hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure  for Consumption in my
am  continually  advising others
I ever used.���TV. 0. Miltbkbkrotr, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Core for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���E. Shore?, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
[Wall   Paper and Paint Store . .
" Tinting and Kalsomining a specialty
Williams' Block, Third St.      Union,  B. C.
School and office stationery
at E. Pimbury & Co' drugs
.H. A. Simpson
Barrister <x Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
J. A. Oarthew
witiojt, b. e.
I v
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 $io to $50 per acre.
Some splendid lots on Dunsmuir Avenue.    Business and
dwelling houses tor rent.
Rents collected
Loans Negotiated MDREE'S BIG BALLOON,
The Air Ship Indians Say They
Have Seen.
A Wonderful Vessel. Primarily a Balloon, But Equipped With Sails and
Stearins Gear, Bears the Little Band
Expects to Travel About Twenty
Miles an  Hour  It   Includes   Sixty
Inventions  What the Explorers Say
of Their Hopes.
Mr. S. A. Andree, tlio adventurous
.Swedish aeronaut and scientist, anil
Ills companions, Dr. likholm and Mr.
Strtndberg, have launched themselves
In   their    great   balloon    Irom   the
northernmost point of Spitsbergen in
the   hope or   reaching. II not   the
North  Tolo    Itself, some point very
near it.
1 hnvo gone carefully Into Mr. Au-
dree's reasons fur hoping to be ablo
to roach tho Pole by balloon, a^id
have also seen the careful waiy lu
whicli lio went to work to prepare
his plans and apparatus, aud although ono must admit that there
are numberless accidents or unforeseen conditions which may mitigate
against his success, yet witli luck the
chances aro much more in his favor
than they were in Nansen's.
The Idea of attempting to reach the
Pole by balloon is oue Mr. Andree has
had in liis mind for sumo years. In
'870, when on his way aeruss the
Atlantic, lie wns struck by the regularity of the trade winds. This led
him to reflect niton the possibility ui
making long balloon voyages, un'd
especially crossing the Atlantic frum
Europe to America. The impossibility, however, as he thought, uf getting the money fur such an enterprise caused the Idea to be practically laid aside until 181)1!. Then tlie
splendid feat o[ Nordenskjold and the
exploits of other Swedish scientists
and explorers in the Arctic regions
excited in Mr. Andree the desire to do
something with the balloon in the
same regions. Hence arose the Idea
uf utilizing the balloon tu cruss the
Polar region and perhaps tu reach
tho Pole.
Up to this time his study uf balloons had been mainly theoretical;
but now he commenced experimenting practically with thera. Ho first
of all made some trips with tho Norwegian aeronaut, Cettl. The experience of balluun navigation acquired during tliese trips strengthened Mr. Andres's l��ellof in tho possibility of reaching the'Pole.by air
ships. Baron Nordenskjold, the celebrated Arctic traveller, supported
liim warmly, anil lie had not lung
to wait for tho money. Ho estimated that ho would rcipiire in all something like ��7.220. This wns soun
secured, nnd Mr. Andree went to
work In earnest. Me gave to M.
Lachnmbre, a bnlloon manufacturer,
of Paris, a contract to construct tho
balloon at a cust of ��2.000.
The finished balloon is seventy-five
feet' in height from the appendlce, or
opening, tu the summit, or ninety-
seven feet in all from the cap tu the
bottom of tho basket, or gondola, in
which tho air navigators will have
their sleeping place daring .their sky
voyaging. The upper two-thirds of
tho balloon proper ls made uf three
thicknesses of silk, the lower third uf
two thicknesses, the whole being
stuck together with varnish. In addition two coats of varnish aro given
to the outside or the silk, and' two to
the insldo; the network in which the
balloon Is enclosed Is of Italian hemp
fivo millimetres In thickness (about
two inches). At the balloon's largest
diameter the meshes uf the netting
are abuut thirteen inches square, decreasing in size ns tho balloon narrows upward and downward, The
balloon has no valve at tho top, as
is generally the case, but has instead
two on opposite shies of the equator
and a third at tho appendlce. This
latter is automatic and is designed
to prevent tho entrance uf air into tho Iwilloon. It opens by a pressure equal tu ten millimetres (about
four Inches) of water and lets uut superfluous gns. The upper valves are
opened by linos attached to them on
the Inside, and passing through the
balloon near to tho automatic valve.
The upper end uf tho balluun Is protected by a cap oT varnished silk.
Tills Is tu strengthen it against
snow nnd tho rays ul the sun.
All the ropes���forty-eight in number���coming from the network terminate In the suspension ur bearing
ring, which Is to tho balloon what
the keel Is tu tho shlp-ln short, It Is
Its foundation.
Tho contrivance for carrying stores
ls as follows! Tho space betweea tho
rnpos descending from the network to
tho susi��*nsioii ring are covered on
tlie outside by canvu*. Inside the canvas aro sewn pockets in rows one
abovo another. They number some
threo hundred In all. In some uro
stored meat in tins, In others provisions of variuiis kinds, while in
others aro the materials for a collapsible boat, a tent und three sledges.
This storehouse, as wo may call it,
Is 15 feet In diameter In the higher
part, and lias a circumference of 50
feot, while Its depth is 0 1-2 feet. The
bearing ring, or oourse, supports thu
basket and the apparatus Ior steering. This steering apparatus Is a new
feature ia ballooning, and ls the invention uf Mr. Andree, and has asocial reference tu his hopes of reaching
the l'ole, and likewise uf returning
to civilization again.
The balluun carries throe sails.
They aro attached to bamboo spurs
lying across tho bearing ring and
beneath thc balloon proper. One Is
Inside the ropes that support tho
ben ring ring, whilo tho other two
are outside the ropes, presenting In
nil 800 squnre feet Ul tlie wind. The
sells are suspended   by broad straps
Irom the top of the balloon, the
straps being held in place by teing
threaded in and out ol the netting.
In the ordinary way tho sails would
only help to carry tho balloon directly before the wind. But if guide
ropes nre moved a point or two to
the right on tho bearing rings the
sails, instead ol being directly belore
the wind, nro brought to a slight angle to it, and the action ol the ropes
dragging behind keeps them there,
with the result that the air ship,
In place of going directly before the
wind, moves In a direction- nt a certain angle to it.
Theso guide ropes serve nnother
purpose in the guidance ol the balloon���that Is, they tend to keep it at
a certain and equal mean distance
from the ground.
"I shall never go beyond 150 metres
(ahout 492 (eet) from the earth If I
can help," Mr. Andree observed, in ex-
pluining the management ol his bnlloon. "I may be obliged to go up
higher II I meet with very high land,
but so far as possible I shall keep
to my nienn height of 150 metres."
Tho basket, or gondola, Is circular
ln shape, about fivo feet in depth
and six and a half feet in diameter.
The lower edge on one side ls cut
nway, so thot If it strikes the ground
it will not turn over. The edge thus
shaved away is tho ono facing the
direction tho bnlloon Is going. The
basket is provided with a strong
wickerwork lid, in which is a trap
door large enough for the exit and
entrance ol the travellers, whose,
sleeping place is in the basket. Only
one person, however, will sleep at a
time, the other two being in thc
menntinio at work In the "observatory," as the space immediately nbove
tlie basket is culled. The observers
stand upon the lid, abovo wliich they
have a freo space of some eight feet.
At a convenient height (about three
und a halt feet) is a ring of equal circumference with the basket, and upon
this uro fastened the sclentilic instruments with which they work-
barometers, thermometers, sextants,
altazimuth, anemometer, an instrument for determining the direction
und velocity of tlie clouds, one for recording the intensity of the sunlight, another for showing tlio true
horizon, compasses, a magnetometre,
a theodolite and two photographic
cameras ; Indeed, instruments of evory
kind and shape Ior astronomlcnl, geographical und meteerological observation,
While speaking of instruments and
apparatus, one very important apparatus should uot be forgotten. Thnt is
a cooking stove. It measures twenty-
five by forty-five centimetres (about
teu inches by seventeen inches), nnd
wheu In uso hangs by a rope twenty-
five feet below the roof of the
basket. By means uT a string running
down an india-rubber tube, a match
is struck aad a spirit lamp Is lighted.
In half un hour water is boiled, soup
made or meat cuuked; then by a pulf
down tho tube the lamp is extinguished, and tho loud is ready tu bo
hoisted up and enjoyed. It cannot lie
used, hnwever, in a high wind.
Speaking of this and other inventions made especially for the expedition, Mr. Andree remarked : " I have
made something liko thirty inventions
in connection with tlie balloon: then
manufacturers have made others to
overcome difficulties, su that I may
say that sixty or seventy inventions
in all have been made iu order to
curry uut specially tho design of the
expedition." One or these is an invention by which they will have fresh
bread all the timo.
It only remains lu refer to tho
" trawl," the collapsable boat, and the
sledges to finish witii the bnlloon nnd
its various fixings aud apparatus. The
boat is twelve feet in length by four
Teet in width ; tlio framework or it hi
ot ash, and the covering oi silk, tlie
same as that or the balloon. No nails
aro used in its eunsti-uctiou, the keel,
ribs, etc., being tied together with
sinews. It curries three persons and
OUO kilogrammes (about 1,323 pounds)
ol freight. Two men cuu put it together iu six hours, und it is so light
that auy ol the party can carry it
without help.
Tho sledges, like the frame of the
bout, nre made of ash. They ure
nearly three metres (about nine feet
ten inches) in length, weigh a little over,
twelve kilogrammes (about twenty-six
und one-half pounds), aud carry one
hundred kilogrammes (abuut two hundred uud twenty pounds) each. They
are made * frofe the design ur Mr.
As regards tin.* use ol tlie boat and
the sledges, it is proposed to huve
recourse to them only ut tlio last extremity. The sledges are designed
chiefly for employment in the event
that after tho explorers havo descended to earth they should have to
travel lung distances ovor snow and
ice, as tliey might have to do in
Siberia or North America. The sturos
include, ol course, leathern sledg.i harness lur each person.
As to tho men who ure committing
tlielr lives to this elaborately constructed und expensively, fitted machine for flouting through the air,
they form a striking trio. Dr. likholni, tho oldest, is a man bordering
on fifty years ol ago. Ho ls sparely
built, of medium height, and fair complexion, with a high und prominent
forehead. Ho Is a doctor of science,
aud one ol the bost known meteorologists ^n Europe.
Mr. Andree to nu engineer by profession, but is now the examiner in
chief of the Royal Patent Office, ln
Sweden. He to very tall, standing over
six feet, broad shoulders, and altogether of herculean frame. It to possible that he may return from his
voyage beforo completing his forty-
second yeur. With a well murked Wellington nose, which peoplo ln Sweden
regard as an augury of bucccss, and
a piercing blue grey eyo, he seems
cut out for command. Liko Dr. Ek-
iioluv he is vory fair, with blonde
moustache and hair. Very quiet in
manner���ulmost reserved, indeed���he
appears at first a little repellant to
Tho third nnd youngest member of
the party, Hir. Nils Strindberg, is,
like his chief, a man. of magnificent
physique, and apparently well fitted
to undergo any amount oi fatigue,
lie is not   yet twenty-four years of
nge, but he has already distinguished
himself at the university, especially
iu science, and is a teacher at the
High School for Science, ln Stockholm.
Mr. Andree is noted for his quick
repartee. Here to au instance. He
was asked by a very unscientific person, " In what direction doos the
pole lie from Spitzbergen���north or
northeast ?" " About that," said
Mr. Andree. To another person who
nsked, �� What would you do il your
balloon collapsed and you came down
into the water ?" he gave the instant
answer, " Drown 1"
Both Dr. Ekholm and Mr. Strindberg have the greatest conlidcnce in
their chief, and well they may, for
a cooler or more courageous man is
rarely to be found. He Is said
by those who hnve seen him
in times of dnnger not to
know fear. On ono occasion during tho
expedition to Spitzbergen, already referred to, when wulking out alone he
met a polar bear wldch came to-
wurd him at, though desirous ot trying conclusions with him. His first
thought was, " I should like to have
you," but he had no. arms, nothing
indeed but a stick. With it, however,
ho so belabored Bruin that he turned and fled.
None of tho explorers nppenr to
have the least doubt about their
coming safely home from their perilous ndventure. Tlio unly doubt
there 6eems to be iu tlielr minds is
as to where they will land, and how
far thoy may halve to travel over
snow nnd ice berore they reach the
borders ol civilization.
As regards tho temperature they
will experience, Mr. Andree thinks
they will have It aliout freezing
point nil the time. " Our chief danger," lie recently stated, " will arise
rrom snow or ruin getting frozen on
tho balloon. If we wero to have
much snow and it became firmly attached to the balloon, or If much
rain wero to fall and It Iroze, that
would 1�� a real danger, because It
might overweight us anil bring us to
the ground. But apart from that
I do not seo much danger. II we
got Into a cyclone, wo oould steer
out o! It. as! a ship dues."
Dr. Ekholm's estimate is that under ravorable circumstances, tlie.v
may travel at the rate of from twelve
to fifteen miles an hour, and that
they might reach the pole In six
days, and Siberia ur the North American continent in two weeks more.
"But this,' he remarked, "Is putting things In tin* most favorable
condition. Possibly wo might lie
six weeks In reaching continental
land, and that is really more likely
to !>o the case." Mr. Andres's estimate is much shorter thau this. He
reckons thnt the balloon's mean rnte
of travelling at twenty miles an
hour, ur nearly that. "So," he said,
" we may be at the Pole In forty-
two hours, nnd In Siberia or Beh-
rlng's Strait In a week I" Ho laughed as he said so. but added: " It is
quite possible, but I don't think it
very probable, it is more likely that
we shall be three weeks or even more.
I would rather not do it so quiok,
becauso of our observations."
It may bo noted that, judging Irom
what is known or the prevailing winds
in the Polar regions, tlie explorers
arrived at the tallowing conclusions
as regards the probable placo or tlieir
1. Tlio greatest probability ls that
the balluun will land iu Siberia in
about latitude 70 north and longitude 135 east.
2. That it will land on the Samoye-
den peninsula 1n latitude 70 north,
longitude 70 east.
3. That It will land In the vicinity
ol Cape Barrow, in Alaska, in latitude
70 north and longitude 155 west,
where there is an American government station.
4. That It will land in British
North America in latitude (17 north,
longitudo 100 west.
Speaking ol these probabilities, Mr.
Andree said:
"For myseir I would like as well
as anything to sight continental land
at Behrings Strait, and be ablo to
go as far as San Francisco, but that
ls not likely. What would please me
the least, perhaps, would be to come
down In Northern Greenland, which
would probnbly compel us to remain
tliere a year. We might, ol course,
Hnd ourselves brought right back to
Spitzbergen, though that, ol course, Is
hardly to be expected. r
"In case we are compelled to make
a long journey over the ice ami! snow,
we shall have to depend very much
upon the animal Hie we meet with
lor food. We should not be able to
carry rood for more than a month.
But the Arctic regions ubound in
ilte, and we shnll have our guns,"
Racy Testimony in an English
Breach of Promise Case.
Female Criminals in France.
Criminologists may lie interested lo
know what part the French woman
takes in offences against the established rules of cl*. Hired society. The statistics recently published show that of
4,020 accused persons In 1803 3,073
were males and 590 females���a proportion of 0 to 1. In other words,
woman was responsible for 1+ por cent,
ot the crimes committed, a diminution
since the period comprised between the
years 1871-70, when the percentage
was 17. As might be expected, offenses against persons predominate
over those against    property,    being
19 per cent, in 1876-80, 18 por cent.
In 1881-85, 21 per cent,    ln    1880-90,
20 per cent. In 1892 and 17 per cent.
In 1893. Prosecutions for Infanticide
have likewise decreased ln the following proportions: Year of 1889, 210;
1890, 174 ; 1891,148', 1892, 154 : 1803,
132; the annual average for 1876-80
having been 207.
An Electric Fire Engine.
A reddlly portable fire pump oper-
nted by an electric motor has been
devised hy a Frenchman. It consists
of an electric motor driving a two
cylinder pump by 'means of a worm
wheel, the whole being mounted on
two wheels and arranged to be drawn
by a man. It is intended for use In
cities provided with electric mnins.nnd
also offers u powerful protective
ageat against fires, in large stores or
hotels, which either have an electric
lighting system of their own, or are
provided with current from a central
She Wanted the Pudding Basin Back -
Her Bill for the Pudding-No Charge
for Teas, Etc.���The Rascally Deceiver
Escaped Scot Free.
At the Hereford Assizes, on Tuesday, Air. Justice Hawkins and a jury
were occupied for some time ln hearing an amusing breach   of   promise
ease.   The action was Drought by a
widow,    Jane Elizabeth   Ohallen, of
Oxford street, Gloucester, and the defendant was a widower named Thos.
Brewer,      a    fanner,    of   Tyberton,
Gloucester.    Mr.    A. Gwynne  James
and Mr. 3'. Corner were the counsel
for the plaintiff, and Mr. Darling, Q.
C��� M. P., and Mr. Cranstoun Ior the
The plaintiff's statement was that
she knew the defendant slightly in
1889, but did not make his acquaintance until 1892, wheu he met her in
a shop, and seeing that she was
wearing widow's weeds, asked il her
husband wus dead. To this she replied : ' I am sorrj to say he Is. and
he then said, '1 will oome and see
you.' she did not give him her address, but afterwards he said, ' 1 have
got your address and shall come up
to see you.' She saw him ln Gloucester once or twice, and then alter the
Gloucester Festival he came up to
her house, stayed an hour and a hair,
and asked her to be his wile. She
told hhn she could not give him an
answer until Saturday. On the Saturday, when he came again, she made
him a promise to be Ills wile, and
everything was settled. He said, 'I
am true und honorable with you. Be
my wile aud I will be true and honorable ;' und she said, ' I will.' Tliey
were to bo married in three months
irom that time. In culling utter-
wards Mr. Brewer uever missed a
week. Plalntirt's husband had been
dead nine months. The defendant objected to her wearing widow's weeds,
and she then left them off, and had a
grey dress made. She also had a
silver-grey dress mado for the wedding, and he hud a light pair of trousers, saying tliat they would mutch.
During his visits he asked her to
make some milking aprons, shirts, etc.,
for nim, which she did. She also made
him a pair of garters, and at Christmas time he asked her to make him
some plum puddings. She made nine.
(Laughter.) He hail a large family.
He bought the flour and suet, and site
found fire, basins, cloths aad trouble.
(Laughter.) He had his photograph
taken and gave her two copies. She
also gave hlui a photograph of herBelf,
showing the dress she had when she
went out of mourning.
Mr. Corner���Where did ho put   the
photograph that you gave him V
Plaintiff���In his cheque book.
"Where was his cheque book kept'.'''
"In his breast pocket."
"Very near hig heart V
"Yes." (Laughter.)
The Judge���Lower down, I    shuuld
think. (Renewed laughter.)
Mr. Darling���Near to where tlie
plum puddings were, my lord. (Laughter.)
Continuing, the plaintiff said that It
was arranged that they Bhould go to
Malvern. Ine arrangement was that
he should come to her house, sleep
thero that night, and then they should
go to Malvern next day. When he
came he had on his wedding trousers.
"And he stayed that night '!'
"Yes. He said, 'It will be all right;
you will be my wife before tlds time
Tbey left by the first train In the
morning. Ou the way he left her,
saying lie had to go home. She went
on to Malvern as arranged and waited
lor him there, but he did not turn up.
She afterwards went back to Ulouces-
Afterwards when she saw him he
said he could not come on to Malvern,
as he had some business to do at Ked-
nmrley and could not leave it. Afterwards the defendant grew cool towards her.
In cross-examination by Mr. Darling the plaintiff admitted that she
sent the following letter to the defendant :
"June 1, 1894. Sir,���I request the
pudding basin returned to me; also
the bill as below: Mrs. Sherman, Is.;
half a peck of flour. Is.; three milking aprons, Ss. lOd.; pudding cloths,
Is.; paid for making shirt, ls. 3d.
Now. I have uot charged you for
firing, nor for teas and suppers and
sundry other things, for twelve
months. If this is not paid within a
week I shall commence proceedings
for action. You have no manly act
lu you." (Loud  laughter).
She also admitted sending this
bill: " Bill delivered, 8s.; September,
1892, to October, 1893, for 100 teas,
at lid. each, ��2 10s.; 30 suppers, beer,
and whiskey. ��1 10s. Od.; and eight
pudding basins at 6 l-2d., 4s. 4d.'
(Loud laughter).
" When ehe sent him tliat bill he
said he would speak to the exciseman
about her selling beer and spirits
without a license."
Mr. Darling���During that time were
you supplying him with meals tor
which you were charging him. or
were you and he love making?
The plaintiff���Love making.(Laugh-
" Then why did you charge him for
his meals ?"
" Because he never turned up afterward." (Renewed laughter).
The Judge���It was a case of love
In the pudding basin. (Laughter).
Mr. Darling���Then, on June 10th,
did you write a letter ln which you
said: " You have not paid me tor the
beer or spirits, so you cannot go to
the excise officer. The fluted pudding
basin I shall have returned back,
with love." (Loud   laughter).
Mr. James���No, nc Mr. Darling,
there Is a stop niter the word "back,"
and it goes on, " With love, I am the
samo." (Renewed laughter).
Plaintiff, ln explnlii'lug why she
sent the bill to the defendant, said
she wanted him to come up, in a temper.     She wanted to bring out his
temper. (Laughter.) Once when the
defendant was at her house he left
a small, short stick behind, and she
kept it. He promised her a horse
to ride to hounds, and she thought the
stick would mnke her a whip. (Laughter.) She also hatl a tobacco pouch
of Ids which he lind asked her to
" Were yon advised to bring these
things here?"
" No, but I thought I would do so."
"Just to show your nlfectlou for
him ?"
" I don't know about that." (Laughter).
Iu further cross-examination, the
plaintiff said the defendant did not
tell her that she was a dangerous
woman, from what he could bear;
and he should never eome to see her
again. On the contrary, they parted
the best of friends, and tbe last time
he was at her house he asked her If
she had got a rew Beeeham's Pills
which she could give him. (Loud
The derense wns a total denial ot
the promise. The detendant said he
nsked the plaintiff to make different
things for him, but he paid her for
whnt she did, and he never tjliought
of marrying her.
The Jury, without hesitation, found
a verdict for the defendant, the plaintiff to pay all costs.
The trlnl seems to have gone
ngalnst the Injured party, This often hnppens In this world.
His Twenty Dollar Investment Proved
an Extremely Profitable One.
A. M. Cleland, ot Dayton, 0., tells a.
good story of a gambler from that
city who has made a large tortuno
out of a saloon and faro room. Last
winter he was In Florida with some
Iriends, and visited a church, where
a few poor colored people were engaged In worship. The root leaked
and the pastor prayed most fervently
that the Lord would provide a way
to repair the root. Then a collection
wns started, the piiBtor saying that
special blessings would be asked for
all contributors. One good brother
put in a dime.
"A dime from Brudder .Tones. De
Lord bress Brudder Jones."
Then a quarter was received.
"Brudder Johuson a quatnh. Do Lord
bress Brudder Johnson." ���
The collection reached tho gambler,
who hnd made a big winning the night
before, and, flashing his roll, put a $20
bill ln the hat.
The almost breathless collector said:
"Wha's de name, sail ?"
"Never mind the name. I ium a gambler from Ohio."
"Gamblah from Ohio $20," shouted
the collector.
The pastor rolled his eyes up, and,
raising his hands, said iu a voice
choking with emotion:
"Twenty dollars ��� gamblah Irom
Ohio. May de good Lord bress and
prospah de noble gambla h from Ohio."
The gambler says he has prospered
ever since.���Washington Star.
Chalking the Unmarried.
The old custom of chalking the
youths and maidens who remain unmarried utter Shrovetide is generally
known In the south of Ireland. In
Irish agricultural districts the timo
for weddings is limited to the interval between Christmas and Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrovetide ends with the gayeties or carnival, which, In this country, brings
with It none of the wild excitement
often witnessed on the continent. Lent
then comes on, and there is a temporary cessation of alt frolics; but on
the first Sunday or Lent tho light-
hearted have a fresh opportunity ror
All the children arm themselves with
pieces ol chalk, or with sticks chalked
at the end; this latter is a device of
the more wary, to keep them beyond
tho reach of those passers-by whose
tempers are easily ruffled. Sometimes,
in a cottage door-way, a group or
littio urchins muy be seen Industriously covering each ringer, and even
tho whole rront of the hand, with a
thick coating or chalk; thon they
wait patiently Ior a favorable opportunity to Imprint the marks on a
nicely brushed black coat, or better
still, on a lady's sealskin jacket.
In the country, all this goes on
when the people are going to or from
church ; but It ls carried on to a much
greater extent In towns. Tliere, toward evening, the reinforcements to
tho chalking army are so strong that
few can go many yards without some
chalk murks. In the excitement of
tho moment, tho original meaning Is
forgotten ; or, perhaps, liko Morglanu
in tho " Forty Thieves." those who
have been judiciously marked try to
turn attention from themselves by
chalking ull Indiscriminately. When
tho night ls fine the flug-wuys are
whito with powdered chalk, und remind ono by their appearance ol tlie
continental custom of throwing comfits during tho carnival.
Be, Yourself.
It is the woman that has tlio
couruge to be herself who attracts.
Originals are so much more desirable
than copies, no matter how accurate
the copy may be.
Let every woman dare to lie herself, develop her own Individuality,'
not blindly copy some other woman
whom, it may be, her husband happens to admire.
Let her think for herself, act tor
herself and express her own honest
Individuality, when combined with
that nameless something called manner, ls tne most potent weapon in
the possession of the sex.
A good woman's laugh ls betten
than medicine. A well told story Is
as welcome as a sunbeam in a sick
Learn to keep your own troubles
to yourself. The world is too busy
to care for your ills nnd. sorrows.
Don't continually cry. Tears will
do well enough In novels, but they
are not olten  desirable in  real  lite.
According to tlie Law Times It
costs the Incorporated Law Society
more than ��6,000 per annum to maintain discipline in tho body whicli
they represent. Houghly speaking
thero nre 18,000 solicitors in Englnnd, two-thirds of whom are provincial practitioners.
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Claude sighed. " Look at those wild
flowers," he said. " People hare
brought them ln from neighboring Tillages.    They caa   get ln and out of
Paris      Ah I If    we,   Its   citizens,
could only be allowed to leave It too I"
" If you   oould, where   would   yon
" To Vellzy, on the other side of the
forest ot Mendon, where Manette has
property. I am going to buy a little
bunch of the pretty things."
" Everyone to his taste. I would
not leave the city were the gates open
ten times over. I have no fancy for
tho theatre of nature. I prefer theatres with all their lnmps lighted.
What I was going to propose to you
was to go to tho Theatre de la Vaudeville to hear the ' Chaste Suzanne.'"
Cluude did not answer. He waB
busy making the woman wrap up carefully the posy ot primroses he had
purchased for Manette. He wanted to
���keep them fresh until the evening. The
buxom woman who Bold them waB
dressed ln a trl-colored skirt, with a
trl-colorcd handkerchief about her
bead. As she gave the Uttle flowers
into the hand of Clnude, Bhe said:
"Citizen, you are my first customer.
Give me the kiss of fraternity."
It was better tu give a kiss than to
receive a volley of abuse. Claude bent
down to the stout peasant woman,
and when the kiss wub given It was
not sho who blushed, but he. She
went off with her basket, laughing.
Laverdac shrugged his shoulders.
". Well 1" ho said, " kisses of that
kind need not rouse your wife's Jealousy. But did you hear what I was
saying to you ? It was worth some
attention. Shall we make a little
party of four und go to the theatre ?
I cun go and see Fabre d'Kglantlne at
the convention. He hns his pockets
lull of passes."
" No doubt he has���both as an author and a deputy.' I too sometimes
can get orders through Legouve," refilled Claude. " He Is on gnna terms
with the actors at the Nation. It ls
there that Manette likes best. But
would it bo prudent for us to be seen
together ln a public place ? It ls true
thnt Buscaille's mishap "
" Mishap���to be sure I Well, no
mam likes to have his skull cracked.
But as It has happened, you might
venture to come.   Will you agree'?'
" We will see. I will consult Manette. Cltoyenne Laverdac shall hear
from her. But now excuse me. I am
Tbey shook hands. Claude crossed
the garden and disappeared under the
arcades. Laverdac went Into the Cafe
Coruzza, and ordered a newspaper and
a glass of eau de vie d'Hendaye, the
favorite liquor ot the period. He did
not drink the oue nor read the other.
He wanted to think. Mnnette's husband appeared to hlra a good, softhearted young fellow; but-���-
A man selling papers was bawling
out In, the garden, " Speech ol Citizen
Danton! Let all aristocrats be outlawed I All citizens, poor devils, should
provide themselves with pikes."
Laverdac Utted his glass, and as he
did so hummed a line ot an old song,
A husband and wile should mutch
Ue did not think Cluude uud Manette were well matched.
Wben Claude got home ln the evening, he put the primroses that he had
bought on Mnnette's plate, for the
table was set for dinner. She burled
her face ln them eagerly, and tears
came Into her eyes. The fields at
Vellzy, the grass under the apple
trees must be enamelled with such
flowers, so lovely because, like swallows, they bring with them a promise
ol spring. With a swelling heart Manette cried:
"Shall we ever see our own dear
home ln the country uny more, my
Claude ?"
He felt sure they would some day.
Things were already looking brighter
in the future. One enemy, the most
dangerous, had, for a time nt least,
disappeared. Claude told her wnat had
happened to Buscallle. Manette burst
out laughing.
"So he hns had his ugly head split
open with a club I" she cried. "And
to think thut Cltoyenne Andrey hns
no longer her sans-culotte Providence
to look to for protection."
"Manette I���she ls my mother."
"Oh I I know. She ls your most excellent mother! Some funny things
happen ln this world, Blessings on
that club!"
Claude did not tell her what a price
the man who held that club hnd paid
for the deed over which she was rejoicing. It might have saddened her.
He had something else, too, to tell
her���the story of hts meeting thnt
morning with Laverdac. She heard
It all attentively. As soon ns Claude
began she Ielt no doubt that her
knight had been more than that one
morning under her window; she did
not say so. But when Claude had
ended his tale she laid his hand upon
his arm, and asked him an apparently
irrelevant question: "Tell me," she
said, with a strong Inclination to
laugh, "didn't it rain last week every
Manette was happy fir several days
after she heard of Buscaille's mishap,
confiding In the optimistic promises ot
Claude. What had mnde everything
appear so changed? What had happened? She was frco to walk with
Claude along streets whore there was
no more rioting. Shops were ngain
opened. Honest men, Instead of gliding along under the walls of houses,
walked, as formerly, along the sidewalks, striking the pavement with
their ennes. Bonnets rouges were
seen no longer, their red points making, as It were, blood spots in the air
Itself. Well-dressed women passed
them, chattering gaily. Manette
asked   Claude   the   meaning  of    the
change.      What   had become ot the
���sans-culottes 1
Claude was in the highest   spirits.
"Their reign is over." he said, "That
evil beast Is dead."
He told her that the Austrlans had
been defeated; that the English would
undoubtedly declare themselves the
friends of the Republic, and that the
street tyrants, whose power had been
based on others' tear, had gone back
into obscurity. France was still under
a Republic; but it was a Republic
merciful and Just; the Age ot Gold
was about to begin. Manette, who
secretly sometimes thought that
Claude Indulged ln too many fine
phrases upon certain themes, was
very willing now to hear all he had
to say upon this subject. "Now at
last," she cried, "we can go wherever
we please, and be happy. Let us
leave Paris at once."
One morning, as she was dressing,
she spoke to Brigette of these things.
Brigette pricked up her ears as she
todl her ot the English. "Then coffee will be cheaper, was her only reply. But as to the rest, the good
woman was little disposed to put
faith in Claude's views. She did not
think that the sans-culottes were
ready by any means to make way for
Claude had gone early that morning
to his desk at the office. Manette, as
usual, waited impatiently tor Ids return, and that evening the moment he
came ln she took up the subject.
"What made him think that the
barriers were still closed? They
could not be closed always. Might it
not be possible to get out ot Paris ?
Suppose they tried. II they were very
prudent       They might walk, for
fear a cabriolet should attract attention. They might possibly have good
luck, and once beyond the barrier,
they eould walk to Vellzy. She eould
do It very well. She should feel as tf
ihe had wings."
Claude smiled, and said lie wished
she had. Ah, if they were only swallows 1 Unhappily, nature hail denied
tliat privilege to human beings. Tliey
must be prudent; they must be satisfied with another kind ol liberty. It
he could but live free as a good citizen, he, for his part, should be content.
Manette Interrupted Mm with some
Impatience: "Was It possible that he
still believed all the foolish things
they talked of lm the sections, to
which, happily, he had never gone
since She had come to him ? Liberty,
Indeed I It was line liberty when a
citizen ol Paris could not carry his
own head Into a place ot safety, out
of reach of those who were ready to
cut it off. For her part, all she asked
was liberty to live in her own village,
in the company of a dear, good, foolish fellow who loved to talk to her
ln line, eet phrases. Bat tirst she
wanted an answer to lier question.
Were the barriers ot Paris closed, or
open���yes or no 1" '
"Closed. That is, not always closed,
but they were always guarded."
Alas I that came to the same thing,
she answered eagerly. "But suppose
we eould pass the guards 1 We might
seem as If we were walking out arm
lu arm, like an inn cent pair of luvers,
going to take a quiet walk into the
No one, she thought, would notice
them. She would put on her very
(shabbiest dress.
Claude shook his head. Nothing, he
said, would make her look less beau-
ful. He dared not run so great a
risk. Suppose they were arrested ?
Suppose they were separated ?
Manette ut this gave up the point
with a sigh. "Then it seems au advantage to be ugly," she said, "ln
these days of liberty and revolution."
Her lonely life, shut up as she was
In her small rooms, was very trying
to her. She began to grow nervous,
and to fancy she could hardly
breathe. In the evening she revived
when Cluude came from the office,
but during her long hours of solitude
and needlework she began to think
he had too little enterprise; thut it
was his fault that she had no re-
creation but walking to and fro in
their dlsmul apartment. Then ehe
would blame herself tor such ungenerous thoughts,  and exclaim:
"Uow dare I be ungrateful to him,
who with a truo lieart so dearly loves
me, and who hns done all It haB been
In his power to do to make me
happy I"
The first bright duys of spring hud
been succeeded by a change ol
weather. Tho air was bleak, the sky
wus gray, she liked it better so. She
had no longer to wrestle with her
longing for the country���that longing which so tormented her when
stray rays of golden sunlight came
gliding Into her room, creeping along
tlio fluor up to hor leet. Yet Manette
couid not keep her thoughts Irom
wandering to Vellzy, picturing to hersell how ths leaves ol her apple trees
were unfolding ln thn ruin. She
seemed to bo seeing them .every moment���those dour old apple trees I
Soon they would have put on all their
pretty blossoms, like tiny pink and
whito roses scuttorcd dowa upon
them from the skies.
But ono morning a cold ruin beat
npon her window panes, for a high
wind was blowing, and before long
It changed to hall. It was a March
blizzard. Manette went to tho window, it might be a reliel to the monotony ot her Ufe to watch the hall-
stones tailing on the sidewalk. Sho
raised one corner of the curtain, but
let it drop again Immediately, Standing on the other sido ol thu street
she saw two men looking up nt her
windows. Why were two there ?
She could account lor one of thera.
She had quite understood that when
Laverdac had Introduced hlmsolf to
her excellent Claude, that It had
beon with  the view of gaining    his
new friend's confidence, and permission to bring his wife to visit them.
That was to be probably a first step
ln a bolder design. He wanted to create opportunities of seeing her. She
hnd not forgotten how the handsome
muscadln had looked, nt the moment
he had bidden her good-bye. She knew
then thut he would do hts best to
renew his Intercourse with her.
But who was the other man?���and
what could he be doing?
Tho curtains were ot thick muslin,
cross-burred with pink and white. It
was possible to see through them
whnt was passing in the street, and
Manette was certain that If she
stood bnck Irom the window the men
could see nothing ot hor but her
shadow. There they stood, side by
side, apparently Indifferent to the
hail; neither liking, as it seemed, to
give pluce to the other. Laverdac was
wrapped In his brown levite, with Its
fur collar, and held his formidable
black-thorn stick with Its heavily-
leaded head.
The other	
The other was a short, thin man,
with a long, sharp face. He had an
overhanging forehead, and hu nose
was Uke the beak of a bird of prey.
It was arched in the centre, nnd ended
In a sharp point; It was n.. caricature of the typical nose of the old
French noblesse.
He wore the usual carmagnole, but
his waistcoat wus made of fine cloth,
Btrlped with the three national colors. Over It floated the loose ends
of one of those enormous white muslin cruvuts, which no one suspected
ol being a cl-devant any longer dared
to wear. His breeches were ol a
coarse material, brown like his carmagnole ; but they were very tight,'
and were tucked Into boots ol soft
leather, evidently made by a
good bootmaker. But with all
this he wore a tormldable sword, a
sign ot his being an Important member ol his section, and on his head was
set the bonnet rouge.
Everything about him wns a careful combination ot the present and
the past. Part of his dress wob muB-
cadln, and part sans-culotte. The
carmagnole atoned for the cravat;
the bonnet rouge for the well-made
boots. The long sword excused a
slight remnant of dandyism.
Manette, when Sbe had noted this,
drew back further from the window.
The man alarmed her. She did not
doubt but that some sinister purpose
was the cause of his being there. He
Impressed her as having been a man
of high station In better times, who
had sold himself to his new masters.
But what could he w^nt of her 1 Was
It her he wanted ? Or could It be
Claude 1
She fancied lor a moment that he
might be one ot those vile creatures
called "observers," In the pay of one
ol those committees that held the
lives and fortunes ot so many men
and women In their hnnde. Perhaps
he was watching Laverdac ? But no-
he did not look like one of those grovelling mercenaries. He was evidently
trying to disguise a certain varnish
ot former elegance which clung to him
still. His meeting with Laverdac under her windows must be accounted,
she thought, rather an unfortunate
accident, than a direct menace to
herself and Claude. She had a horrible
presentiment that evil was going to
come of It; something cold and
sharp, like a knife blade, seemed suddenly to pierce her heart.
And Laverdac the dandy, the gallant, gay Lothario that he was���how
rash It was of him to crosB the path
of such a man; one whom he might
have seen at a glance belonged to
the tyrant with a thousand heads.
Then suddenly she rose from the
chair Into which she had sunk while
making these reflections. Some one
wns knocking at her door.
She ran back to the window. The
two men were not there. Which ol
them had tirst gone away? What
meant this knocking at her door as
���soon as they had parted 1
She was alone. She would not onen
Laverdac probably had not had patience to wait till his wife was ready
to come with him to pay her a visit.
Manette knew that Emille was sharp-
sighted, and was not likely to hurry
herself to come to see her. Had her
husband dared to come alone?
Yet, after all, Claude had not forbidden such a visit. The true-nearted
fellow had never dreamed of doing so.
He had entire confidence in his young
wife. Even if he had had the slightest
suspicion that she was an object ol
especial Interest to Laverdac, he
would have taken no precautions, being quite sure that she was capable,
by herself, of repelling his advances.
And Indeed she Ielt herself equal to
the occasion. Nevertheless, it would
be better to avoid any encounter.
"Go on knocking, my good sir," she
thought, "since you are one who,
having on one occasion rendered generous service to a woman, now wish
to make her pay you tor Itl"
The door of the room opened. Old
Brigette entered, saying: "Citizen
Cllly asks if yon will see him."
Manette turned pale. It was not
Laverdac but the other man who had
knocked; and that other was Cllly I
Cllly I���the cl-devant who had gone
over to the sans-culottes; tbe ex-
vlcomte who effected to despise his
birthright. She had guessed that the
man she saw across the street must
be wearing some disguise. She looked
upon htm now as a kind ot Judas.
It was Cllly I���the enemy tit Claude
ln the Section Polsonnlere, ol whom
he had spoken to her once or twice
before he left tho Rue de Bussy; and
he knew so well that (lunger threatened htm Irom this man's hate, that
he had never since mentioned his
Cllly had met Brigette on the landing. She had opened the door for him,
at once aware that he was a personage It would not do to contradict or
to gainsay. He now resumed tho
manners of an ex-viscount, for, Instead ol following tlio old servant
Into the room, ns he might have done
like a true Jacobin, lie remained politely waiting in the ante-chumbcr.
Manette rallied her courage. All
her powers ol perception were at
once awake. Ahl the mockery ol
events. A moment before she had
been preparing hersell for an interview with Laverdac, and now a lar
more dangerous encounter was before
'The Citizen Cilly, did you   say?"
she exclaimed, loud enough to be
heard ln the unte-chamuer, "but I do
not know 1dm."
Citizen Cilly's great BWord clanked
against the tiled pavement ln the
aute-ruom, but the ex-viscount knew
how to manage it. He was not like
Buscallle, and sans-culottes ot his
stamp, who had known nothing ol
the distinctive weapon ot a gentleman until they picked up some knowledge ct it in a fencing-gallery. He
made Ids appearance on the threshold as Manette spoke, holding his bonnet rouge In his hand.
"Is the Cltoyenne Cezaron quite
sure she dues not know me?" he. sold
Yet the sharp tones ol    his   voice
seemed tu cut through the nir.    "Has
he whom she loves uever spoken   to
her ul me?"
"Never, citizen."
She looked full ln his face. He
seemed to devour her with his gloomy
eyes, eyes set deep under his heavy
brows, on either side his eagle's beak.
'Those who told me you were beautiful, cltoyenne," he said, "made no
She bowed slightly, but she made no
answer. She did not offer him a chair,
but remained standing.
. "The Citizen Cezaron no    doubt   ls
absent ?" sold tlie visitor.
"He ls at his office, as he always ls
at this hour."
"Tlie office of Citizen Gregolre���
Hus Orenelle-Honore T"
"Utizen Cilly is apparently well Informed as to the habits of my husband."
This speech meant: " It you know
all this why do you lose time in questioning me; come to the point at
once." He answered;
"I beg your pardon. I was not
aware until an hour ago that the Citizen Cezaron had been married, and
I think that the municipal otficer
would be as much surprised to hear
It as I   have been."
Manette trembled. Though she had
done her best to entrench hersell behind a barrier of cold distrust, this
man had found at once the one weak
place ln her defences.
" However," be said, " do not be
embarrassed by a matter not worth
thinking of, cltoyenne. Superstitious
observances nnd old-time prejudices
have ended with those who maintained and asserted them. Love ls
now free."
Manette eonld hardly breathe. Her
eyes filled with tears. They were
tears of shame, of Impotence, ot anger. Claude had once said to her t
" If they question me about you, I
shall tell them that you are my wile
by the laws of nature." And she had
answered Indignantly: " I will contradict you. I will tell them we
are married before God." Yet now
that the moment for such u protest
had come, that cry of her conscience did not rise courageously to
her pale lips. Prudence withheld the
words before she uttered them. Was
prudence, then, another word lor de-
celt and want ot courage?
" Citizen Cezaron," resumed Cllly,
" ls a most happy man, whether he
has asked tho law to sanction his
new biles, or only nature."
At tho repetition ol a word so hateful to Manette she trembled. She
watt no longer eager to brave this
man; some spring seemed to have
been broken within her. Sho gave
Cilly a beseeching look. Had she, then,
fallen so low as to implore hlra not to
overwhelm her with shame by his
words ?
He, smiling as well as his thin lips
could Bmile, seemed to her to look
more cruel thnn ever. His teeth were
white; his hnnds were delicate; he
had a farorito gesture he seeme-l
to have derived trom the days when he
wore luce ruffles. He pushed back
the loose sleeves ot his carmagnole
as It he were still playing with lace
frills.    .
" Modesty ls the nios; attractive
attribute ol beauty,'* ho said. "1
nm aware, cltoyenne, that you have
not yet found time to be publicly married. You left the house ot* your
uncle, Citizen Andrey, tn anger, and
sought rctuge in the arms ot the Citizen Cezaron. Parbloaul he wus a
lucky maul'
"if my uncles guardianship had bc-
c.oiiio insupportable to mo, what law,
citizen, hindered my renouncing it ?''
" By that law ol holy liberty���liberty which belongs to you as It does
to every human creature, you did
well," be said, "your conduct was
not blameworthy. Your indignation
was quite justlHed. Buscallle Is a
good patriot."*
" Ah I"' cried Manette, now utterly overcome. " Then you know. II
so, Citizen Cllly, you must understand '���	
"That Citizen Buscallle Is not one
likely to provo nn ucccptlhle lover.'
And ho   burst out laughllng.
' Citizen." lnterpoBod Manette, " you
have not yet told mo how It happened
that a matter ol such small Importance can have reached you.'
Tho gaiety ol the ex-viscount by no
means reassured her. His laugh wus
harsh, not liearty.
" 1 can quite understand," ho said,
"thnt the pretensions ol Citizen Bus-
enlllo made you look round lor means
ol escape, f fancy I see bun at your
feet, nn ape adoring Venus I But do
not think that your precipitate departure from your uncle s house, clto-
.venna, is a matter oi no Importance.
Aro fbu so Ill-informed ot what, is
going on at present thnt you1 ask
how such things aro known'/ Do
you not know that we all have a
thousand eyos upon us? Mutual surveillance is the saleguard ol liberty.'
"It seems to nie,'* said Mlnette,
bravely, " tliat liberty would be
moro at Hlierty wero she not bold by
a chain.'
"Tho time tor that will come. 'Hie
enemies ol tho Revolution must lirst
perish. Mistrust Is the security good
citizens have against the loes ol lib*
erty. When nobody remains whom
patriots should strike thoy will lay
down their nrms. We must nil desiro
thnt that tlmo should arrive, hut
must uwult It patiently. Cltoyenne,
to not too prompt with incautious
The wnrning was seasonable. Its
tono .though harsh, was apparently
not threutenipg. Manette tried tu
" 1  thank  you.  Citizen,    she   said.
"The object ot your visit  I conclude,
was to instruct me.'-
"It was to say to you something
that you may find It uselul to know,
nnd which yon had better repeat to
your husband. Citizen Cezaron some
tlmo since took tt Iuto his hend that
T  was not inendly to him."
" Some time ngo I     But now 7*
" I am his trlend. I have alwuys
been so at heart."*
*' There nre different ways ol showing  friendliness.'
"True, cltoyenne. Tliere nre, tor
example, those ot certain niuscodins,
who. having scraped acquaintance
with a Indys husbund���sufficient, let
us sny, to huve obtained mlormation
ns to the hours he will be away.
tnke up their station opposite his
wiles windows.*
" Which proves that the wile has
given them no encouragement to call
on her."*
**' That ls true, also, Cltoyenne Cezaron. But though time files last,
hours may seem long to a, beautiful
woman who sits tn her rooms alone.
Tho gallant may cherish hopes���and
if tho husband knew '-���
" Patriots go more directly to the
point," Interrupted Manette. " instead ot standing opposite a houso,
they venture boldly into It.'*
1 Well snid, cltoyenne I*
(To be continued.)
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A pleasant social danoe was tnat at Mr,
8. 3. Piercy'a new residence on the evening
sf Sept, 3rd.
Ur. A. D. Williams and family left
Friday for Sandon, Kootenay, where
they will reside.
Yon oan get a plug of T k B tobacco for
Mo at Hamburger's.
A Danish party sf colonists will sail from
'Friaco Sept. llth, for Cape Soott, Vancouver Island to Battle.
Ur, J. B, Bennett, principal sf Union
school, haa moved into bis new houae, juat
completed, on Penrith avenue.
Hamburger sella for oaah only and sella
Mr. Willard and family bave moved into
their elegant new brisk blook eonner Third
St tnd Dunsmuir avenue.
Boy yonr sugar at Leiser's |5.28 per owt
Mrs. Wm. Lrwis of Conrtenay who ha
t (all from hsr wagon, and was so aeriously
hurt, wa are happy to know it able to be
eut again.
In tht way of improvement we notice
thar have t aidewalk on Wlndemere avenue,
tut of Third street. Ur. Sullivan's oot-
tags on that blook la one of the neateat
dwellings in town.
Lost.���On Thursday or Friday, a surgi-
eal oase, with instruments. The finder
willaonfora favor by leaving it with Dr
Mr. Laogman, when he left here, went
to Rossland, and Hading the rente high, left
for Kamloops when, he ia eugaged in hia
usual buaineaa.
Island Plums fer preserving at McPhee St
Mr, Roliert Grant and family bave moved
iuto the c aninodious dwelling, recently vacated by the Missea Orchard, next to Mr.
Mounce'e residence.
It is to he hoped that Mr. Wm. Wiijht,
who le't Friday for the old oountry, may
ba improved hy his journey aud be able to
return is "good a* new."
For Sale ok Rent���My house and
Livery stable in Coniox. Possession
given September 1st. Apply to me at
]. C. Woods.
For RENT.���The butcher shop .it
Union fitted up ready for business, lately
occupied by A. C. Fulton. Call on him
or enquire of A. Urquhart, Comnx.
Mr, Duved Jonea of Courtenay haa been
ippninted Collector for the Comox Agrloul.
turaiatid lelieirriil Association, ate! member , ire rctquejted to pay their membership
ilue* :���> him.
Purview, vihinli i-t '.in, appropriate name
ol .li. John J. tt Miller's place at Little
Rire, h.'s 'ji't'tj visited quite frequently by
many of our leading families this summer.
It is -mpcrior to any o'.her place on the
Coast tot hither**, tlte (*ulf water., being
waruioi    The view i�� also magnificent.
Exhibitors to ihe Comox Show will do
weil tn rt member that nil applicitions to
en e !nb is, must he in the hands of
the St , Mr  John  Mundell, Sand*
T i    ' 11* ar days previous to the
S villi nol be received by the
Secretary on :he morning of the Exhibt.
ti n without a special order frorp ihe
Committee and ihrre must be the best
reasons jjiien for the delay.
The Union correspondent of the Vancouver W,,rld is quite right in supposing the
sheep, in the panther slaughter item, did not
belon* to the pig, either jointly with another
or otherwise, That our Iriend was able to
arrive at tlte truth of tbe matter, notwith-
ata*i*li*ii* the awkward way in which the
pinf/raph was written, shows wonderful
po vi-rs of perception, aud gives us much
h*i.�� that someday I e will makea great
Ur. Geo. Hull started laat week for dear
old England, Be went over the 0. P. R
anl will *iil from Montreal on the 18 inst.,
takng the 8. P. Mongolia. He has lived it
thia district for the past live years, acting
in the various cspaeites ef salesman, ao*
oountant, cashier snd assistant postmaster
in all whioh of he haa proved himself capable and efficient. He haa well
earned a reat and his many friends will be
glad to learn that ht intends to return in
about six montha. There ia no matrimonial
rumor oonneoted with hia voyage, aingular
at it may appear.
Subscribe for The News Jj.oo per
Cash is King.
Prices Always Eight,
Hum tie Money is in
Bargains in Dry Goods. Clothing and Men's  Furnishings,   summer  Goods,
Straw Hats and Millinery at Cost.
Remember our new
Stand, first door east
of Piket's Hall.
sinnsoi & co's
J. F. DOYLE, Manager
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public
Office:���First Street, Union, B. C.
jjJW.8. DALBY. D.DS.&LD.S^
Plate work, titling and extracting
V    Hours���-9 a.m. to u p.m. and from
JS 6 p.m to 8 p.m. 9j
Dentistry In all Its Branches   m
j Office opposite Waverly Hotel, Union X*,
Clocks, watches, books
and stationery.
T. D. McLean
���:JBWELB-R i���
One mile and a half fiom Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
This Inn, located about three miles out
from nion cr, t\,2 Cii'tenty .'{nd
is now open for business A good
bar will be kept, and the comfort of the
guests carefully attended to. Give us a
x-GO TO-x
FOR TIIK      &~>JRiZ~TQ-
A Fashionable Trimmer
(Late of Sloan & Scott'**)
le turning out some Dainty Creations in
A choice Selection of Flowers,
Jet Ornaments and Ribbons
Just Received.
"An Act to Prevent   Certain   Animal* from Sunning at Large���1806"
Stock owners are hereby notified to
keep all Swine, Stallions of one year old
and upwards, and Bulls over nine months
old, under proper enclosure, as all animals of these descriptions, found running
at large will be dealt with under the provisions of tbe Act referred to.
Comox, B. C.      W. B. Anderson,
June 7th, 1896.        Gov't Agent.
Good Oil for Light CHEAP
FRESH FISH Ey,er____r ��**
Espimalt & Nanaimo By.
Time  Table  No.   26,
To take effect at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March
'-'let, lS'.lli.   Trains run on Pacilic
Standard time.
I Dally. I Sat'dy.
Lv. Victoria tor Nanaimo and | a. m. I 1*. M.
Wellington  I  8.��l  I   *��>
Ar. Nanuimo  I 11.36 I  T.SS
Ar, WolllliKlou....  I   12.80 I   7.��J
I    A M   i   I' M
I Dally. I Sat'dy.
Lv. Wellington tor Viciorin  I   S.ai  I   4.15
Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria...   I 81.1   I   4.38
Ar. Victoria | IMO I   8W
For rates and information apply  at Company's ofllcos,
President. tlcu'l Supt
Ren. Freight and Passenger Agt
'*) ��
W Contracts and nay Work w
'*���*< WANTED Bj
;ti Address���Miitsukuwa, Jtip.innse (j-
\i Boarding. House, next Brick yard, ft
e> -yy.yyy.r-yyy-y.-y'y >y;y.'���.������': y<^7y'e/-^>
Boot and Shoe Shop
Ail kinds made 10 order
Repairing done.
Next Killp'itrick's Stable.
auctioneer an& accountant.
Rents and Debts Collected.
Books Posted and Audited.
Estates Wound UP.
Insurance effected,
Loans negotiated,
A general agency business conducted. Office:���Kenrith
Cumberland, B. C.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baation Street    ���    Nanaimo B. 0
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when you can obtain a supeuior ahti
clk foi the same money
Cerner of Baation and Commercial
Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.
Branch Orncn, Third Street and Dunsmuir
Avenue, B. C.
Wil) ba in Union tha 3rd Wednesday of
each month and remain ten days.
1 have moved inio my new shop on
Dunsnuiir Avenue, wherel am  prepaVed
to manufacture and repair  all  kivtdi;  cJ
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
_ Give me a call.
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. O. Drawer 17
Take E. Pimbury & Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
Dry goods
Dry goods


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