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NO. 128.     UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, \PRIL23, 1895.      $2.00 PER YEAR
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O'la.va, April 17,   -Dr. M
relary of st ii". iva 1  r ��� clc le,l in
111 nu! disirici over his McCath "1
nenl.    Cnii 1 K.   Mcls a. s.   I.ibc
elci ted iu   Ami; 11,I'd),   an,!   Geo
Liberal, in Ver* liei vs.
tie,See!tm|i   ^TTf
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Tam;.', Fin., April
leader ol lhe Cuban 11
1 il, antl the struggle 1*
lica iv ended.
atco,   lhe
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warn AITD ATStn1
:,Sc���n51t,erec,a5pia'.:        ,
Th: Basl M ���.-.!���*��� on 1!v Coa<t for 25 Cms.
f-kg truly Furnish d  Rooms in   Connection,
Special rates made fi'* monthly boa-'ders. This i:-; the bes
place lur workin!? men, Good wash house. All thc cookin;
is done  by  white   men.    Come*   one  conic all, we slill hav<
has lie, 11  issued   nuthoriziiifj   I.i   Hung j ,r;';
Chang to sign the terms of peace   in   ac '' V
enrdance with thc  Japanese   ultimatum. ! ,
The intletnnity to be paid   by   China   ,s ; -*,
200,000,000 laels.    I.i   Hung   Cltang   is ;,,|
authorized t 1 grant possessn n oCSeatoi g ��� "-.
penms aa. nn the jotti degree of latitude, ; f}
and tht isln .'. of f irmi -a to .1 ip.m; also ! [m
to  consent   to   the   opening   of   1'ikin . Xa
and fom new   ports   to  commerce,   and ( } "/
giving lhe Japanese the power   to   open | -j)
cotton factories ancl olher   industries   in W/jj
China.   The indemnity is to be   paid   in : J: ���
apan as
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u v/t.to., L.-anciicb, oiEuioneiy anu t-oui-.b,
imported and  Domestic Cigars.   Briar and Meerschr.um Gcpds,
i; "������ hov . Cluira AdjoiH, tV.';e.o E**eryvkir.g ci tbo Sect .n their Be-sptctive
lllit'S will lo lound.
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JTA .       rl    .       ttit .'.fit' 1 av      ���   -e 1 r,
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bo'id'in���Ofir Wil '...i' .1   Taj lor   havi
.ea uol.i i'ur t.ii..l; hai! UIUiu,l,
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O'vi;- spring stock is arriving
weekly; when opened up, call
and   inspect it.
Fine   line  of plows and harrows
at   McPhee & Moure's
The best assortment of gent's
spring and summer ties to arrive
next week at McPhee & Moore's
tttrdav al;
j      A car load of furni ure has arrived for
(Iran; and McGregor.
O-tiwii -��� I'li'huam.'t  opened   TliurJiltiy. ,.        ,   	
Moh.jh, Li'.o   I  ,;ivii i-.f, is-i'i  iiiiifuu   to ;      Saturday afternoon nt 5.30. p.m. at one I       Dan Mourn:'; received by the  last
imu'iiu'tlitj  i'l.i.Jrj.ji ti.'i.-rui'i  talari   10 i "' ��"r leading veiandahcd and much side- | steamer, three new buggies,
425 000: walked cnravaiiseiies, there met the shil'i
I bo.-st-s and sonieof the minor lighisofNo.
j  5. sh ifi. The shift b is cs are sis foolers
MUBDEB IK OEUSCE, j ;���.., Woulri eai li l;n k th - beam at ;co lbs.
San FniDciiion, .C'hI--Th-ndoio   Durrant I and of course the reader will be able lo
was fouttil ya; '.,  li   '"���!  ii'.i'V
inuider nf   aiiia.it'   '.'t'.i lama
jury   of
in   En-
also   tin
u;i". tlio chargo aud attci,ip*.3
i'i'.ll ur
lo   imp!
tl,;' la&t^'i'.
EX-C11II-F ���fffa'CICE
--*, uitliou! any  -.'i'>\ii  menial strain
;::' other Jack, Ka lev, \*as ni.t quite
o i )avc'i.avoirc!i!p is.  They are full of
5. j-as, which pi'uviny tn ht* nf an irri*
mt   do I  taliny n a mire, they sunn came to blows.
).ivepro*.ccl to be a little tbe belter alb-
etc, and Jack to cqti *l things seizccT the
Tbe new sidewalk up   Third   St.   will
be pushed al.cad at mice.
Mini ihe new sibewalk look nice?   Everybody \s uui promenading,
: in
Spring weather is here: also f p ing
goods. Come and examine our
stock .before purchasing elsewhere.
Thomas 0. Mow*.
FaslMle Tailor,
Viotoria, B C,    April 20.���Sir   .liisnnli  |   Unv<
N-Lillia ii, tht- former Ui itt Jas ito ut   Vau i -upon
is aa
; i levcrly dody< d. 'i hen
)��� conn men:  pit ces of
st thc siove poki *,*, bui *������;,.
Xnuiimo, April 20 - John   Hilbert,   tho '  di cl '������
wilt knowu undtrtukcr liaa a-f&iijm.d. ; < r ,.n;*
Li'tier 111 of F, 11. Smith,H.Sc, on the
Geology *���{ Coal although, in type we are
compelled lo hy over until next week
owii i; lu llie press of local  news.
If .he prest nl session nf ihe Dominion
p: T'i mien I jj rants as ii should the usual
allnwam e of $3200 pr mile for extension
nl K.-S N. Railway, the work of ct-struc
ti.in ��iil doubtless crmnicuce iliissta**.* n
jjood deal  of bunting   on
lli'ii.hy Island pit lamp. This tli-iu'd
be *-���.: *pp.'*d ai nnit', is it is prohibited 1 y
law, Mr. |ohn Harttoiid rectntly lost a \at
uable row, .'.hi t by mistake by a pit lamp
COiVCOX:      SAW     MILL
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough ancl Dressed Lumber,
All orders promptly executed,
UR catTHAItiT    BROS,
Theobald & Brakes
1'. 0, Dos ISI,
House, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in   stock
Sole   Agents  for
White Enamel
and    Gold
We supply the best of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and   deliver at the Bay
plv opciieil lhe vi'itii us sluices
_. .ii.'- l.t.ui, lliai he in came
cuvor Island, ditit inEtigla-d last week,      I  li'ind.    Wliilc- the ihifi bn-sis vt-n: thus
 .  rtnspo'l n^r ciirli othti's hi.-iiily, ihe million
spirit broke out ntnonij i!,." lij-hi-weights
of the L-sriiil -h il'i.'En-.esl Ganlc; had
l-i'-'i nn iniere ;��� 'I   p ������: u ir of ill ��� 1'i-iii- ]      The I'umoi P.naliiiH nbrui lo il r   (flfcrt
: I.i   EuuiT   r , ni.il fell it ne- ] thnt Mr. T-nliir, Mini wns fcriivhile   ir.
inyi'i   . ! i i. ������ ������:��� ������!' -ii",a'k ;  Union Hospilal hnd :t'^tiril  nirpulution
lili-iit ti, i    ..... :  wiih Dad-   '  ul his l:--^ .,'��� \ iitt ria is  iiianinded   The
a. :". Nn.-. i i a'.d. I..-nl Intel)  ' Inn si report litm there Is lhnt he  is get-
md injured ai   he shaft: bill , tiny aluiij! nicely.
!  he f, I'S'it ai1 aliout lh ���'. and < xti nii.ra; lhe |
Viotoria, April 20.--Culonil Biker,   Miu i  flexor  niiiscles o'* his tlextnr hnnd, his ]      HTKSTIIYWIRE-Ss. Tttrrett chartered
iaici'of Kdu.'uciou, R. 0, hen been  appniut i bunih of'fivci'setiled over flnrtlcy's eye t for Dunsmuir cusl trade.���Loan dylaw Of
.   ' -i -1'i'K' hint ��� f *.iiu  Douiiuiuu   Ednca ; cnmplelel   clnsiuu i'.    In  his ngnViy lhe '���  N'nnaimo snowed unlter.��� Huff elected in
ii".-- one eyed man cried out wiih a voice i Cowiihan-Alhi-ini.- Speaker l'eel creat
which wns heard a block away, I'm kill- l ed Viscount.���Cannon Farrtir appointed
id. ; lii-aii   ol   Cantcibury.��� Corbett-Filztiro
Thc canino world nrouscd l>\  Ihe din ! mons fiyht likely te come off,
nnd  \clls,  and dogs  broke  nwav  from )
Vnnomiver, B. 0.--W.  .1    Moakiu,   iro j their chains, and  lore  through iIit black
necr citizen ami furn.or propi-iutor  ol   Wor : crowd of morbid sightseers.    As -non as DEATH,
chauta Exuliango, U ilcatl, tne>,  rei,r.i,c,|  ;|,,.   m-enn   ol  sliife,   the
��� -   - I two lari'.i''.'. sprnng at enrli othei - throat
P>       ,~.       .     ,                  and  iiiii'ijii'd  their tore with  the baser
ainleSS  Dent.Stry,        | , tl ,,,rea,l,  -!,,d.   The human com.
AT Union
Dr. Curry, cl   Nanaimo,
Wilt be ai the WAVEULY HOTEL
For Eight  Dn-s, Commencing
Wednesday, April 24ih 18Sr>.
tional An noiatioH.
Any number of teoth   romoved   without
M, ...     , ,       '      pain nr uiu !ih-;iii', *'"il.', wiil'.iiiit, tho ute
OndayS,      Wednesdays I of E-her or Chloroform.
,,nd ir^irtn,,^ ��.-^i-n i    ��� Full and partial Bets of teeth inserted at
andl-ridaVSandatUniOn     oncfl after extraction if do��i-0d, and  a  p��
every week day. feot��tguaranteed.        	
' i roroelttiD crowns attaohed to the natuval
iira,!^),-.��� --*��i. r.      ,  . roots liv whicli mi-aun the l>. autv aud usefnl
Wedding cakes a Specialty. DM, c,f*Uin teeth are p1;rma ,.ly  re-tored.
The treatment ami tilling o(  Miu   uatural
KKNU'AKI) tS: PROCKTRR,   teeth a��p��oiaHy,
(Ji-lil titliuy*' o*in be inaorted iu the artifi
cial teeth to make their uppearance more
Uon't miss this opportunity of having
lirnt class rl en dairy (Jol-u itt tht lowest oity
Rt member yon cannnt   bs   healthy   an.1.
\\'K will sond you by mail for 23
t r��pnts a porous iilasLcr, uv six
for SLZo, fur rellot of pains Iti back
or chost.
CIT.Rowof", ilniciri-!,
Hnnvnncl At Hornby IstomJ. April
i6tli, John Wfttton- son of Mr and Mis.
i.v. ceased with thc canine on <i. The |,ihn Harwood, n��ed 18 days.
latter mild used tlie former. \\ h te ii
while  in interfere
. m'l tli'-u- ht
willi tiu- two lirst contest**, *r ���'���mii ,n;i, |jv        --  -      -   .      .;-'*,' ���-^���r^---*f', ���**;-���"
pnllid the dnKi.p.irl.duubllr-s deeming        '' 5-^Pa^S[��*5^p,
lhe> should he in better business. "T" /~\ f~-\ "TTp
r.,i.iii I.'nl:;.: Nn.   n  nnd Cumberland
No. 0 "ill   celebrate   ihe
76th Anniversary of tlie Order
-with a���
Jnhnson -1.. 1  comfortable or look nice Wilh had teeth.
Viotoria, H.r. Pcrmns rei*uirtog   [>r.   Curry'a   Beiviuca
will plcii&u ,11,11 at the t-arlieat pti bible   data
I  mi ins time is limited to uiulit days.
Services next Sabbath conducted by the
pastor, IV Mrin \ -,: i*. the 11 til, M.nn-
ir-;; ii a.ra.,subject  - 'I'll i Hou-.eof('wl
love; (an addresi to 0   '���" . ���   tpiil :.-'..--. ..:   ': [Ol  3 Hall
Slho il, 2 p    -    '
I rayer in    -.tag, \      ...... 30 p.  m. u neckuu or rosette the same  pattern as
I dre5.��.
It is understood that  Mr. Langton nf ��� Tickets admitting a gentleman and lady,
Niinaimo, lias si Id nut his branch store $-.50, may be had from any nf the com-
here pnpul nl, I 11,ami as thc Cheap Julin miltce, or at L'eiscr's, McKim's, Mel'hee
store to 1 Vaacmoer ixtrly who Aill lake St Moore's and E  Plmbury S: Co's.
li" ion -ii a few d-iys. We sincerely Supper at ibe Waverly.
hope that by litisrhatiiie we shnll not lose Music by I'rof P( iper.
,n:11n 1 lohn Whyte, O.Ennis,  A.l.mdsay\
"lessford, O.BarkerJ (
.' lent. li. has
the beg'iiing, made
pro' 1 il himself a use
' itizeu. -n^v
���s \
Land waa not ao valuable wheu Queen
Chi-rioUe's Koad wai built, aod people who
directed letters lo their friendB in that
locality did not thon place the letters "**���.
E." at the bottom of the address. In faot,
bo Now iu price waa the land that the
speculative builder of that day���whose
name, by the way, wan not Jeremiah, or
Jerry, for the houses are atill standing-
gave to each of the double-barreled or
Be mi-detached cottagea, a goodly piece of
garden back and front ; and, instead of
piling up no many rooms by the aide of a
fire-escape aort of staircase, planted them,
for the most part, side by aide, and ran a
good broad veranda along the front. He
or his tenants planted treea aB well���treea
that ODCa gave the atraight broad road
whioh ran down to the strawberry and
rhubarb fields quite a count rifted air.
The road���which ran at riyht angles out
of what was once a highly respectable
retiied-tradesman thoroughfare, with gardens rich in lilac and laburnum, now all
busy shops���no longer loat itself in rhubarl
gardens, but was carried on through mile:
of crowded streets ; and it waa through
theBe, by an ingenious ahort cut and lout;
fare proceas, thatahansou cab waa being
driven, till Queen Charlotte's Koad waa
reached, and a signal given for the man to
atop by a semaphore uae of Brettison's
gouty embrella.
Stratton gazed wonderingly at the neat,
groen-varandaed cottage, half-hidden by
the chopped trees and a well kept private
hedge, and noted as they entered the gale
that there was a cane armchair just outside
the French window, sheltered by a broad
verandah, aud that there wero many wheel*
marka on the gravel, suggestive of perambulators and children; but, in us
well painted, clean windows, carefully
tended garden, and general aspect of
comfort, the place waa anything but
that where Stratton had expected
to find au eacaped convict confined.
Hardly a word had been said during the
drive out, but Stratton had quite made up
hia mind what to do. He felt that he
would be running counter to his friend's
wishes, aud might seem unmerciful, hut ai
tliecoatof any suffering to Myra he felt
that it was the best thing, and would result
in saving her future carea.
Tliey were met at the door by tlie comely
looking gray haired woman who had played
the part of nurae, and she drew back,
Bmiling, to show them into a cheerful
sitting room, well furnished, with a canary
on oneside of the window* and a particularly
sage looking starling ina wicker cuue on
ihe other.
"Ah, Dick!" Bail Brettison, rubbing
his finger along the Bides of the
canary's cage.    Well. Jack !
The yellow bird bunt into soug, and the
speckled starling uttered a sharp, jarring
sound, and sot up all ita sharp-pointed,
pricky looking plumes till it resembled b
feathered porcupine.
"Net such an uncomfortable place for a
man to live in, eh!" said Brettison cheerily,
"IteUer than our dull, dusty ohamoers,
eh ?"
"Where is Mr. Cousin?"
"Only gone to get hia morning shave, air.
He'll be back soon,"
" Humph !    Pretty well?"
"On, yes, sir; he's nicely, thanK you.
Really, sir, 1 don't think he wants the chair
at all. it's only because he likes it and has
grown used to it. "
There was the sounds of wheels, a faint
creaking, and from whero Stratton aat,
with his hack tothe window, he could hear
the brushing of a light vehicle against the
shrubs, as it was evidently being pushed
up to the side door.
Stratton's first impulse was to turn
around and gaze out at the man li3 had
come to aee, bui he mastered his desire
and Bat up rigidly, with his eye.** fixed
upon tlie door, and the scenes of the past
Bitting before him ill a raptd sequence.
Now be waa listening to the (lushed, coarse
looking, brutalized scoundrel, boasiingot
hia poaition and power to wreck tiie future
of a beautiful, innocent woman ; then ihey
were talking tieicely together, and there
was the struggle. Ami, again, that horrible
scene���-with the smoke gradually spreading
through the room, whilo Barron lay prone
upou the carpet, with a little thread of
blood slowly trickling down from behind
his ear. Thia gave place, aa there was a
rustling in the entry, to a pioture of the
uu.intuits when there waa another terrible
rustling as he dragged the body into thc
hath closet and strove ho hard to hide ull
traces nf the oatastrophe-
Then the door slowly opened, there was
the thumping of a couple of sticks, uud, in
utter astonishment, Stratton was gazing ata
gray-haired, el ean shaven, heavy lookingmau
whose pallid face had a peculiar, Inanimate
aspect, and who came in, making no sign
of recognition, but walked alowly across
tho room to an easy-chair by the fireside,
He stood his two crutch-handled sticks by
the mantelpiece, and subsided into tho
chair with a sigh of content, and began
passing his baud over his smoothly shaven
face, as if ir. search of stubble that the
razor had missed,
Stratton was astounded. He had expected an angry start as a precursor to a fierce
scene betweeu them ; but thc man pa*.d
not the slightest heed lo either of the
visitors. There was a dreamy look in his
lackluster eyes, and his heavy lips moved
slightly, as if he were whispering tn himself.
The man aeemed to be imbecile, and
Stratton grasped now his friend's object
in bringing them face to fare, ft waa to
show him how little so mindless a oreature
ought to influence the future ot two people's lirea, and to consult with him a* to
what ought tn be done.
Brettison watched hia friend closely to
maa the -effect the meeting had  upon  him,
but directly after he was as keenly noting
every movement and look of James Barron
to see if there was the slightest shade   of
At laat, apparently satisfied, ha said
aloud :
" Well, Mr. Cousin, been for your morn-
visit !"
Barron seemed as if an appeal to his ear
was thc way to attract his attention, and
not to the eyes ; tor he looked up with a
alight display of animation, and he nodded
" yea," he paid, " been to get shaved���
been to get shaved.*
he reached over to the fireplace and took
the pipe, tapped it alowly ou the hob, sat
hack, paaaed his hand over bis face again in
search of the stubble, and then leaned
forward to get the jar from the table ;
after which he began to fill his pipe by
pinching out a sufficient quantity Irom the
jar, placing it in hia left palm,and applying
the opening of the bowl thereto, worked it
round and round till the whole of the
tobacco had been worked in, when, after
a finishing preaaure with ono finger, he
took a match-box from his pocket and be-
gan to smoke in placid content.
Brettison still watchedhis friend intently,
to see the effect of all this upon him j und
alter a quick and mea-jing glance, he turned
to Barron.
"Tobacco good t" he aaid,
" robacool Yea, capital tobacco. Have
a pipe I"
"Not now. I've brought a friend to Bee
"Friend? Where is he?" said Barron,
peering round through the smoke. " Ho,
there !    How do���how do ?    Have a pipe!"
Stratton m de no reply, but gazed at the
man in horror.
"Never heen shot, 1 suppose?'' said
Bin on suddenly.
Stratton started as if he had been stung.
"No, no," aaid Brettison hastily. "My
friend haa never been shot.'
"Ho ! pity. Can't grasp it, then. You've
never been shoL either, but you do. Wonderful caBe mine, eh ?"
"Yes, very," said Brettison.
"Can't find the bullet, you know. Big
bullet shot ine ; I want it to have it set lor
my watch chain���J. say."
" Doctor's very proud of me, eh I"
" Yea ; lie consider.-) yours a wonderful
" Yea ; wonderful case,"
11 How did it happen?" said Brettison,
with a glance al his tricud.
" Happen? Ah ! I can't find out how it
happened. Must have been before I was
This last in a very thoughtful tono; and
then, more loudly :
" Of course, if it had happened since 1
should have known, eh?"
"Very probably," aaid Brettison.
"1 often try to think about it ; but it
don't matter, I aay."
"l>.-etor's very proud of my ease, isn't
lie ?"
"Oh, yes, very."
"Don't think tie has stolen the bullet, do
you ?"
"Oh, no, no ��� not likely."
"No,of course not." aaid Barron thoughtfully, aa he sank back iu his chair and went
on smoking.
Bmwson spoke to him again aud again,
Im* his worda had not the sligheat elloa ;
tho man teemed pelf eo tly unconscious of all
that was said, and at laat there was a tap
at tlie doer, and the nurse entered with a
tray, aiul a little tureen of beef tea, with
thin ahcea of toast.
"He always lias this, sir, ahout this
time," said ihe nurse apologetically, and
the doctor said it mustbegiveu regula-tly,
"Quite right, Mary.   Of course?'
" He has lieen talking a little, sir ?'
" On, yes, far a time, and then he finished ; and we have not. had a word since."
"No, sir, aud you would not till tomorrow now, when he'll wake up a little
again, and talk about what a wonderful
case Ina ia."
" Pooi' fellow!" aaid Brettison compassionately.
"And he always seems to huve got that
bullet ou his brain, air.*'
" Xauually," muttered Brettison.
"And, it you'll believe me, air, if he
didn't aak me to confess yesterday that I'd
stolen it t.o show to p <>{������*', because hia
waa such a curious case."
Straton ghuced at tne man seated there,
still smoking placidly, and evidently not
rasping h word that was said,
The tray wna taken to him, and he submitted to the pipe being removed from his
hand, after which, iu pel i ct silence, ami iu
he most mechanical manner, he went on
with his meal, while, after a fuw more words
with the nurs--, Brettison led the way out
into the road, and he and Stratton went
buck toward the Wus: End.
"Now," said Brettison at laat, "you have
seen our deadly enemy���the heing who
crushes down the future of (Wo people 1
love.    What do you aay?"
Stratton was silent fora few moments.
"Will he recover?" he said at last.
"Not in thi* world. The bullet lodged
somewhere about the brain, and it has pro
lucid, by Its pressure, this particular form
of imbecility, The past is au utter blank to
htm, ami it it only for a short time every
morning ttmt he lias the powerof expressing
hlinaeif at all."
"You feel certain that ho will not
recover ?"
'I have had the opinions of two ot our
most famous Bpeoialisis, and they aay itis
imposaiole, Tlie man ia, to all lnients and
purposes, menially dead.
Now, then, as an enemy, Myra has no
cause to fear him,"
" None,'
������ He cau never trouble you or her for
blackmail, even if he had dared, after what
hts passed ; ho I think he may be left out
of the question altogether. You will not,
[ am sure, think of handing the man over
to the police."
Stratton waa silent for a few moments.
"No," he said at laat; "it is impossible."
" I thought you would feel like this,"
said Brettison, "Let tne poor wretch end
Ins days in peaoe,"
" At your coat?'' said Stratton sharply,   j
11 Oh, pooh 1 A mere nothing, my dear
boy," cried Brettison; "aad I am not
"I cannot allow that," said Stratton,
after a few momenta' thought; " aod we
must do something else. There should be
no risk of thooe two ever coming face to
face agaiu."
"Well, is it likely ? West End and Bast
End do not often mix."
"No, but there iB always the possibility.
An accident might bring Myra to some spot
where he had mod taken. Who can guard
against such things?'
"None of us ; but I thought I had taken
precautions enough."
"But we must take the greatest," Baid
Stratton excitedly.
"What would you do?"
Stratton made no reply, and seemed so
plunged in thought that Brettison respected
his silence, and thoy rode baok together,
with the old man's face lighting up as he
felt more at rest and satisfied with the way
in whioh matters had shaped themselves.
They reached the narrow entrance to the
inn in dun course, and Stratton led the way
up into his chamber*, cloaed the door, and
pointed to a seat, but kept on pacing the
room himself; thoughtful and silent, as if
aome doubt as to his courae were slill linger**
ing in his mind.
At last he threw himself into a chair,
"This ia neither tha time nor place to
talk of your devotion to me, Brettison.
Heaven reward you for it! You have
brought me back to a new.even if hopeless,
life.    Let us now talk of the future."
" Yea, yes," aaid Brettison eagerly, for
he had grown uneasy at his friend'a
" There must never be the slightest risk
of Myra and that mm meeting again.
Here in England it would always be poaaible."
" No, no ; don't Bay you will send the
poor wretch back to the prison."
"No ; as I have Baid before, that is out
of the queation now, but he must leave
" Yes ; but how ?"
" You mu3t help me again, Brettison."
" Of courae, boy ; but how T"
" You are a wanderer ; ready to go anywhere to study plant life ?"
" Yes."
" Then you must select aome place to
begin with and settle there for a time���
Bay in Brittany, inland or on the coast.
Let that man be with you, aud his nurae,
and alwaya under your eye."
" Willingly."
" When tired of one place go to another ;
but he must not be left."
" I'll do it," said Brettison eagerly,
" I knew you would. But listen ; I
share your task. I'll give up everything
to guard against that horror. Will you
help me ?"
" My boy, I tell you, yea ; and gladly,
too, now that this black shadow is being
swept from your life."
" Thank you, Brettison. we will start
to morrow, if possible ; if not, aB soon as
it is."
" Good. He will ho no trouble, and it
will he like old times again, Malcolm.
Bless you, my boy ! It gives me life to
Bee you growing firm aud like yourself
agaiu.    Who's that?'
He atarted aa he stood up and clasped
Stratton's hand, for there was a sharp
double knock at the outer door,
"Guest," said Stratton. "There, our
plana are made. They are for ourselves
alone. I trust Gueat, but not yet with
He threw open the inner door, and unfastened the outer, which waa drawn from
hia hand, and the man regarding whom
they were planning, looking intent and
atrange, strode into the room.
" James Barron I"
" Yes ; I have business with you, sir,"
he said, in quite his old tone. " Mr. Malcolm Stratton, I believe ?"
Fresh Air, Sunlight, and Exercise
for Farm Animals.
There ia a marked tendency to go to extremes in advice and, leas frequently, in
practice. Convinced that a given course is
faulty, there is a tendency to go to an ex
treme in the opposite direction. We are con*
vince i that this has been done in a good deal
of spoken and printed advice concerning
the winter care of animala. That exposure
to storms or to extreme colds, compelling
animals to drink water nearly at freezing
point, or to eat fond at equally low tern
perature iB unwise and often injurious to
tbe health of the animals ought to need no
argument. The mass of farmers err more
in this direction than in the opposite.
There is need of insistence on reform by
those who make such mistakes. But it is
believed to be a seriouB mistake to advise
or practise, unless with special care, the
opposite extreme of keeping farm animals
continuously in tho stable. That this can
bedoue with profit and without apparent
injury to the health and thrift of the animals haa been proven many times. Large
numbers of theae have been kept for
months in stables, boxes, or small pens snd
have continued iu good health and made
steady and rapid increase in weight. Many
young animals have been so kept without
auy apparent injury. A considerable number of dairy cowa are kept in their stalls
during all the winter months, and some are
so kept throughout the year, to the satisfaction of their owners and with uo injury
which can be proven to the cowa. All this
is fully recognized as true, for we believe
no Bound argument or opinion is ever help*
ed by a refusal to admit all that can be said
on the other side.
But continuous confinement is dangerous
practice under many conditions. If anything in animal physiology is well established, we may accept it as true that
pure air, frequent exposure to the direct
sunlight, and a reaaonable quantity of
moderate exercise, taken daily if practicable, are helpful to health, vigor, and the
development and preservation of a sound
constitution. It is possible to have good
ventilation and pure air in stables, but it
is admitted that very often there iaa great
lack of these. In many stables the conditions are very unfavorable. Both plants
and animals will live without direct exposure to sunlight, but most of them are the
better for such exposure.
Excessive exercise is unprofitable and
may he injurious, but moderate exercise
cannot be omitted for long periods without some injury to health and vitality,
Nor are we willing to accept as true lhat
"chewing the* cud" ia all the exercise a
cow in milk needs. We do not advocate
exposure.,! any olass of animals toblizzanU,
cold rains, driving snows, or atrong cold
winda, but he prefers that on all bright,
sunshiny days, even in cold weather, all
classes of farm animals, except those very
young or aick or in Bome exceptional condition, should have the opportunity of
standing aud moving about in sheltered
places, in the direct sunlight if possible.
In ordinary circumstances, we prefer having the Btock watered out ot the stable
rather than in it.
It aro ii   vou   iter lt*��r��I�� Has    Invented a
New Safety Oevic-*.
Baron Alexander von dor Ropp.nf Berlin,
hia recently invented a life-saving apparatus which will greatly reduce the danger
of drowning iu case of shipwrecks and other
maritime catastrophes. Ita essential parts
consist of a strong India rubber sack, a
cylindrical metallic hull and a breaking
apparatus. The sack and the hull are con-
nested on one end and within the former ia
contained a small long-necked vial filled
with chloro-methylic gaa. A peculiar
characteristic of thia gas ia that it evaporates
in an instant when given opportunity for
expansion. Tho breaking apparatus consists
of a strong ring of filtered paper which
keeps a spring intrusion. As soon as this
paper becomes wet it losea its firmness, the
spring jerks a little knife which cuts the
neck of the bottle. The gas at once fills
the indian rubber sack. Three seconds
after the shipwreck person has jumped
into the wator the a pparatus is transformed
into abuoy which will keep him afloat. Special precautions are taken in order to protect the a pparatus when not in useagainst
the humidity of mitsy and rainy weather.
No Tick Here.
Why don't you wind that clock and se*
it going? asked a bad customer ata count
try grocery store.
That olock is a sign, said the grocer, and
the customer studied it out for himself be*
foro he left thc store.
How to Raise Young Chicks.
Whon the chioks are all hatched leave
them under the hen undisturbed for one
day. They are tender and delicate and
need the vitalizing heat of the mother. Let
them remain without food until the second
day. When the hen is taken from the neat
dust her thoroghly with frosh insect po w-
der. Greaae her legs lightly with melted
lard and apply two or three drops to the
back of her neck. Do not put any under
her wings, aa thc chicks are apt to get it
into their eyea, causing blindness. Lice
pass from thc hen to the chicks, so if there
is one louse ou the hen it is oue too many.
The firat four or five days fee d stale bread
or cracker crumbs moistened with sweet
milk. Do not make it too sloppy. The
principal food should he bread made of
equal pans fine oaimeal, bran, shorts, and
corn meal. Add enough soda and salt to
season, and three teaspoonfuls of (-round
hone. Mix with aweet milk and bake in
the oven. Crumble the inside of the bread
and teed it dry. Take the crust and moisten with a raw egg until the whole ia a stiff
dough. Young chicks will keep healthy
and grow fast on this food. Kgg ia the
natural food for young fowls and should
be given once or twice a day. Haw egg
will prevent bowel trouble, while too much
hard-boi'ed egg will produce it.
Feed regularly every two hours until the
chicka are a week old, then four times a day
wili do. Give them all they will eat up
olean but do not leave any in the trough to
sour. As soon aB chicks require food they
requirewater. Milk may be given, but it
should be ���sweet. If the weather iB cold
have the water tepid. Construct the drink*
ing dishes so that the chicks can drink without getting wet. Never feed raw corn meal
to chicks. Bran is better thau corn meal,
as it contains more mineral matter aud is
oue of thu best bone-forming foods that can
ho given to growing fowls ; but it should
always bo scalded. As they grow older
teed grain, either whole or oracked. Table
scraps aud garden greens may also be given,
Keep pulverized charcoal aad fine gravel
within their reach all the time. The young
chioks must be kept warm and dry until
they are six weeks old; a single night's exposure may bring on bowel disease. When
this appears it is generally attributed to the
food,but the real cause is cold.
Do not keep the hen confined in a coop
ualeas it is a large one, and then only in bad,
wet weather. It is almost impossible to
keep a confined hen free from lice. If she
has her liberty she will dust daily and rid
heraelf of the pests, and the little chicks
will learn at an early age to wallow in the
dust. Let them roam over the garden and
fields and they will gather a Urge part of
their food, and benefit the farm and garden
by ridding them of insects.
Corn   Compared   with   Wheat   as
Fattening for Pigs.
A well-known writer advised his readers
to feed corn to their pigs, making thf proportion of oorn to ot her grain as much as
two-thirds of the ration. Mr. Sanders
Spencer criticizes the nse of such a ration
in the following terms:���
The use of as great a proportion of corn
to a fattening hog aa two-thirds of its
food would at any time result in the production of an inferior carcass of pork, but
the folly of so doing would at the -present
be greater than usual, Bince corn is proportionately much dearer than any of the
other ordinary kind of pig's foods, Wheat
alone, if coarsely ground, would produce a
stone of pork at less expense aud of a far
better quality than would corn alone, or
the two-thirds corn and one-third wheat
ration recommended; in fact, almost any
mixture of pig-feeding stuffs would be far
more profitable and produce more salable
pork. Barley coats considerably less por
stone than does corn at the present time,
whilstit iB more valuable for pig fatting;
but a mixture of food is always preferable
to one kind of food alone, and as wheat
costs nearly as little aa does barley, a mix*
ture ot two-sixths wheat, three-sixths
harley, and one-sixth peaa ground fairly
fine, would prove an economical mixtures
and one which would produce the finest
quality of pork. Pigs fed on this mixture
would bo lent* likely to break down in legs
and health than if fed on food of which
oorn formed the principal  part.
Tke Last Ore Ml on A-inlntt Our Oattle Wat
Bated ou Evidence That Was Not Con-
cl naive.
The only way to get the British embargo
againat our cattle removed is to give the
Imperial Government no peace uutil it
admits that the animals are healthy. The
last decision of the Board of Agriculture
was based on evidence that was not conclusive, as the veterinary surgeons who examined the lungs did not report that contagious pleuropneumonia was proved beyond
a doubt There was room for question as to
what was the real nature of the disease of
which symptoms, resembling those of
plcuro-pneumonia, were discovered. The
British authorities assume that the voyage
has no tendency to affect
They can be aure that it has not only after
they have satisfied themselves that pleuropneumonia exists in Canada. Since they
will not take the word of our veterinarians
that the disease does not exist here, it is
only ju-t that they send out men of their
own to investigate the matter. If they
desire to be impartial to us they should
not hesitate to do this. If the embargo is
kept up simply as a precaution to keep
Britiah oattle from infection, it can make
no difference to the British Government
bow Boon it is removed once Canadian cattle are shown to he perfectly sound. Unquestionably the scheduling of our cattle is
an injury to us. Our shipments to Britain
still keep up remarkably well, but can
there be any doubt that the returns from
them would be larger if the animals were
free to land alive ? When they all have to
be turned into meat at once, probably
many shipments of them coming in every
day, the aupply of beef is sure to be often
congested and prices brought down. Another influence tending to bring it down ia
the reflection cast on its quality by the
embargo. This also differentiates in
favor   of   British   meat.     But   that    is
the embargo does us. It gives our cattla
a bad name in foreign countries. There il
little probability that Belgium would hava
ruled us out if Britain had not dune so.
That foreign country could hardly be expected to treat us better than Britain doea,
especially when it had Britain's word for it
that our cattle were not free from disease.
If the Home Government wants to give
its own farmera an advantage in ita market,
why doea it not come out boldly aud adopt
protection ? But we have a right to protest
against our trade with other countries being
damaged by representing our cattle to tha
world as animals infected and unfit to
be Admitted into the country. We expect
to sell cattle to France. If we continue to
have the British sohedule against us, wa
may be barred out of the French market,
as the United Smiee haa been.
Weather Aflects Health.
J. 3. Lemon notices the very great in
fluence of weather on the health and
temperament, and through them on the
customs and habits of men of all ages.
This is reflected in the salutations of ail
nations, in their religious ideas,particularly
in their conceptions of the future life, and
a thousand petty details of everyday
existence. It affects even crime. Suicide
is known to depend largely on the weather,
and it has been calculated that in India 48
per cent, of certain crimes disappear when
hot weather gives place tn cold. The health
of idiots and those afflicted with acute
mania is especially dependent up on weather,
and its effect upon the nervous system is
suoh that many persons can anticipate
weather changes from their own feelings.
Accidents in factories are aaid to be much
more frequent in bad weather than in good,
and physiological phenomena like knee-
jerk seem to be dependent on it in soma
measure, Its effect on the appetite is well
known,and tea'tasters, who have cultivated
the sense of taste Ull it has become almost
abnormal, say that in good weather thia
sense is more delicate than in bad weather.
Ko systematic study of all these faots and
relations haB yet been made, bnt suoh a
study would doubtless well repay tha
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Natural History.
Mother, Baid the inquisitive juvenile,
cows and horses sleep standing up, don't
I wish I could,
'Cause then I wouldn't mind ie when Wia
foldiig bod shuts up with ma. V
The House-cleaning1 Fever.
The season ia near at hand wheu the dust
and greaee Bpots will begin to tremble !
when homes will I e turned upBide down
for weeks; when the husband aud children
will tako up their abode on the outside o*
the house ; when the housewife, with a
score of added wrinkles lo her face and
sleeves rolled to the elbow, will live in
daily companionship with soapsuds aud
scrubbing  brush, writes a correspondent.
There is no person living who enjoys and
admires a olean house more than this humble writer. But I think there is such a
thing ss dissipation in cleanliness. And
this spring ho use* olean ing, that rages like
a contagious pestilence throughout our
land, is in many instances aB much dissipation as any other excessive indulgence.
House-cleaning with ub is more of a
contagion than a custom. One housekeeper
fired with oleanly zeal and blessed with
plenty of muscle or hired help, as soon as
the snow is gono sets the ball rolling. Her
neighbor looks out uf the window some
morning and soea the house-cleaning
enthusiast's carpets and tugs flying in the
breeze. "Bless my soul 1" she says, "Mrs.
Smith is house-cleaning. I mast get right
at it, too,"
Now perhaps this neighbor has a brood
of little ones around her, a baby maybe.
Perhaps her muscle supply is very limited,
and Bhe is unable to hire help. Her oircumstancea may be wholly different from
Mra, Smith's. She may be in no fit condition to undertake the wearing and tiresome
task of pulling a house to pieces and put*
ting it together again. But notwithstanding all this difference, she has caught the
fever. The sigh* of Mrs. Smith's carpets
sets her blood tingling. So for fear she
will be dubbed "slack" by her neighbors,
she, too, begins to pull up carpets and move
around heavy furniture. And what little
strength she has, and that ought to be
sacredly preserved for her own and ber
little ones' good, is worn out in this hard
Such a mother underestimates the importance of her maternal responsibility, and
o\ er estimate-* the virtue a portion of the
world attaches to a spotlessly olean house.
Such oleanliness should be condemned
rather than applauded when it can only be
obtained hy the sacrifice of the little ones'
netded care, the mother's health, and the
general peace and comfort of the home.
Of the double duties of motherhood and
housekeeping, the mother's duties Bhould
a ways take first rank.
"Do you mean you would not clean
house ?" some shocked reader aaka, No, 1
do not mean that. This is what I mean .
That where a housekeeper iB disadvautage-
ously situated as regards help and strength,
to let her'pay no attention to her neighbors' house-cleaning. Lit her neighbors
clean house as they will and when they
will. But for her to fortify her soul with
an independent indifference as to what
others will say, and olean house according
to her circumstances. Do a little at a
time, Work when she feels strong enough
to, and stop when ahe gets tired. To s m-
ply pay uo attention to the outside world,
to iguore neighborly rivalry,and work from
a consciousness that she ia doing the beat
thing for her family and herself, aud not
striving for outside approbation. She may
not get through as aoon as her neighbors ;
she may not make as big a show at house*
cleaning; she may have a smaller house-
cleaning advertisement ou the outside of
the houae in the shape of loose furniture
and flapping carpets. But the same thing
will be accomplished in the end with leas
sacrifice of precious strength and home
con fort than though she tried to ad juat her
limited strength and means to some one
else's circumstances.
So many housewives are so reckless of
their strength. They place too low an es*
��� timate on its value. Spurred on by au
ambition to keep pace with their neighbors
they force themselves to work far iu excess
of their physical powera. 'ihey do not stop
to think what injustice lhey are doing
themselves. I once knew a housekeeper
who did all the work of her home, and her
house contained near a dozen rooms. She
waB a amall woman and n*tvery Btrong.
When spring opened each aeason she was
fired with a perfect house-cleaning craze.
Although some of her bedroomB were not
slept in once during the year, they were
cleaned just as rigorously as though they
were in constant use. She would clean for
weeks, until every room from the attic to
the cellar was aB clean as soap and water
could make them. But when it waa over
that poor woman would be almost dead.
She once told me it took weeks for her to
recover from house-cleaning. With what
an air of pride aud satisfaction she displayed her clean house to her calling neigh*
bora 1 Sho made an idol of her house,
while the precious temple with its more
precious soul enshrined, fashioned by her
Creator, were abused aud neglected.
Cinnamon Cake.���When you are making
bread and the sponge is ready to knead
take a suflicent portion and roll out throe.
fourths of an inch thick; put thin slices of
butter on top, sprinkle with cinnamon aud
then with sugar. Let it rise well and bake
for breakfast. This is a very nice cotfoo
Halibut.���Cut very fine two pounda of
uncooked halibut; put iu a bowl ami pound
with a wooden masher, adding gradually
the unbeaten whites of three egga, and then
one gill of cream, one teaspoonful of salt, a
duah of cayenne. Form into egg-shaped
quenelle. Have ready a pan of smoking
hot oil. Dip each quenelle in beaten egg
and drop in the hot oil. When it ia of a
nice brown, remove, place on paperto drain,
then serve. Each must be taken from the
beaten egg and dropped carefully at once
into the oil.
Orange Snow,--One ounce of isinglaa-,
dissolved in a pint of boiling water. Strain
and allow to stand until nearly cold. Mix
with the isinglasB tho juice of six or Beven
"ranges nceo*-*'.'**" to *��� 7.0 ond   * -mi-tity   of
juice. Add to this mixture the whites of
three eggB and sugar to taste. Beat with
an egg beater long and thoroughly until
white and foamy. A good boiled cuatard,
flavored with orange juice poured around it
after removing it from the mold is very
Fried Apples. -Select large rather tart
apples, wash and slice them across without
peeling. Have tlie slices about halt an inch
thick Have a tablespoonful of butter hot
in a sauoepan and lay the slices in to brown.
If a sweet sauce is liked sprinkle on a little
sugar and cinnamon before turning the
slices. Another way is to brown them iu
hot salt pork fat without aweetening.
Parker House Rolls.���Make a hole in a
quart of flour, pour in one-half pint of milk
tbat haB been boiled and cooked a little
(about lukewarm), one-half cup of yeast, a
small half cup of butter, a tablespoonful of
sugar, and a little salt. Let it stand without mixing two or thrse houra; then knead
thoroughly and let it rise once more. After
standing a few hours roll it out ar.d cut as
biscuits, spread with melted buttet, turn
two-thirds over to form the roll and bake.
Apple Custard.���Pare, core, and stew aix
apples until fine and add half cup of sugar.
Boat three eggs very light, add half cup
of sugar and oue and a half pints of milk.
Stir agaiu, pour into a baking pan and
bake a few minutes until the custard is set.
If liked,a little grated nutmeg may be added just before it is put in the oven. This
is a nhe dessert,and possesses the advantage
of being so quickly prepared that it may
e classed   among the emergency desserts.
A Talk with Mr.W.B.Brartb, or Winnipeg,
on Live Topics.
Mr. W, B. Scarth, of Winnipeg, Man,
was in Montreal the other day.
"What are the business prospects in the
North-West ?" he was asked.
"I thiuk that for a new country Manitoba
aod the North-West are not so badly oil,"
was the reply. "The depression haB been
the means of inculcating ideas of economy
and prudence into every class in the
community, and as far as Manitoba iB
concerned I think we are on the eve of
better times."
Mr.Scarth also had an encouraging word
to Bay regarding the setting up of the country. Alberta, he aaid, had received a very
jarge number of new comers and the Canadian Pacific were in constant receipt of
hundreds of enquiries from the state of
New fork to Washington, all along the
line of border state*-, and the number of
people who will make their homes in the
Canadian Weat will certainly be enormous.
An effort is also beiug made to settle
some of the unoccupied laud in the vicinity
of Winnipeg, and Mr. Scarth detailed the
steps that have heen taken in this direction
by a committee composed of members uf
the Winnipeg Board of Trade as well as
other leading citizens. He alao explained
that a good (leal of drainage would have to
be done before a certain portion of the
land would bo suitable for successful cultivation. The local Government would, how-
ever.be approached in this connection and,
| no doubt, something would come out of it,
I Mr. Scarth declared that the farmers ot
Manitoba had not lost heart on account of
the low price of wheat, and he believed the
total acreage sown this year would be
greater than last, when the yield waa about
17,000,000 bushels.
"How much wheat is there yet in the
country ?"
" I think about two million bushels, a
part of whicli is yet in the bands of the
farmers and the rest in the elevators along
the line of the Canadian Pacific."
Mr. Scarth, in referring particularly to
the condition of thc Manitoba farmers,
said that apart from tbe mortgages they
were not more indebted than the same
class of people in the province of Ontario.
" What do you hear as to the payment
of interest ?"
*' I hear that the loan companies have
little to complain of on that score," was
Mr. Scarth's ready reply.
Wheat Injured by the Cold.
The fanners ot Golden Belt wheat region
of central Kansas, including a dozen countries of the north central section of the
atate famed for their wheat production,are
becoming alarmed at the condition of the
wheat plant, which is not showing the
anticipated recuperation from the severe
winter except in such portions as had heavy
local ahowera last October, packing the
soil around the roots of the plant and so
lessening the injury from drought and high
winds during the wiuter. But these rains
affected ouly a comparatively amall portion
of the wheat section. Not only naa the
hard freezing affected it, but there have
been high winds, which blew the soil from
the roots.
Taken From Church to be Lynched,
Near Tyler, Dallas County, Ala,, a gang
ot incendiaries fired a number of farmhouses
and barns recently. The oiti/.ensorganiied
to run down the guilty parties. Joe Smith,
a negro, suspected of heing one of the in*
cendiaries, reached Selma on Tuesday and
reported that Sunday night a number of
white men visited a negro church and arrested Dan Dawson, Bob Holman and Jim
Holman, three suspects, and carried them
away in the darkness. As nothing has been
seen or heard of them since it is believed
they were lynched. Smith says the same
night a mob riddled his houae with bullets,
two of which passed through hia feed. He
fled to the woods and escaped.
He Understood.
Teacher���Do you understand the meaning of thc terms Capital and Labor ?
Small Boy���Yes'm. If a boy has a sled,
that's capital. If another boy rides down
with him, and then pulls the sled up, that's
Supper be.ng over, Mr. Gallup went out
to see that the barn doora were secure, the
gate latched and the hens all ou the roost,
and when he cune in he had a bu-hel basket
of corn in the ear. And he sat down and
began to shell it into the dishpan to make
chicken feed Mra. Gallup lighted a candle
and went up stairs to the old blue chest to
look for something which might be cut into
oarpet rags. In a dim, uncertain way Mr.
Gallup realizi d that she went upstairs. In
that same dim, uncertain way he realized
that she waa singing "The Orphan's La.
ment" as Bhe went. He had shelled two
ears of corn and was holding up a third
aud wondering why corn did not grow iu
pods instead of on cobs when he heard a
shriek aud something oame rushing down*
That something was Mrs. Gallup, and
her eyes were hanging out, and her face
was as white as snow. As she sank into a
chair and pressed both hands to her heart
Mr. Gallup rose with a grunt and went
slowly upstairs. In the storeroom he found
the blue chest open, garments scattered
over the floor and the candle sitting on a
brokeu chair. He picked up the' candle,
made his way down to the kitcheu, and
after blowing out the light with a hearty
"p-e-w I" he snuffed the wick with his
lingers and set the candlestick on the shelf
over the sink. He had resumed his seat
and picked up an ear ot corn before Mrs.
Gallup said: ���
" Samuel, please help me in on the bed
and git my shoes off and then go fur Dr.
James and git three or four of the nayburi
to cum in ?"
Mr. Gallup began sholling his third ear
of corn. If he was aware that Mrs.
Gallup sat there on his right, he gave no
sign. He had shelled about half the ear
when Bhe tearfully eaid :���
" But you needn't mind, however I As
long as I've got to die I might as well
die here as anywhere. Folks die while
sittin'  on  hard-bottomed cheers as well
as while lyin' on hair mattresses costin' $40,
and I expect they go to Heaven jist the
same. Samuel, do you know what happened upatairs T"
Mr. Gallup didn't, and he didn't appear
to have the slightest enriosity to ascertain. Mrs, Gallup had brought down
with her the tails of an old black coat,
with the hind huttons still attached, and
before proceeding further she wiped her
eyes and blew her nose.
" I was siugin to myself and over haulin
the ehist," Bhe finally said, "when I felt sun-
thin like a clammy hand laid on my cheek.
I jumped up and looked around, and I saw
���yes, Samuel Gallup, I saw as plain aa
day, and it's no use to dispute me���the
figger of Aunt Mary Gregory standin in
the door 1 You remember Aunt Mary
Samuel. She was killed by lightnin while
uuder a cherry tree, you know. I saw her
jist as plain aB I see you, and she had on
that same dotted kaliker dress and held
her snulfbox in her left hand. When I
shrieked out, she amiled and beckoned to
me and disappeared. Samuel, you know
what that means, don't you ?"
Yes, Mr. Gallup did, but he waa too busy
with his fifth ear of corn to reply. In
wiping away her tears Mrs. Gallup skinned
her nose ou ono of the coattail buttons,
but unmindful of the aooident s he continued :
' It means, Samuel, that I am ca lied to
spread my winga and play on a golden
harp, and that tomorrer you'll be anooken
around arter a second wife. At least seven
people that we know of hev felt that clammy hand and seen that apeerit rigger, and
every one of 'em died within 12 houra.
Yea, I'm sent fer, and there kin be no
mistake about it thia time, I waa thin kin
to-day that I'd like to live long nuff to git
my rag carpet done and make auothcr crazy
quilt, but if the time haB cum to go its not
for me to complain, Samuel, are you goin
to let your second wife buy a wire clothesline and use gtauulated sugar inatead of
Mr. Gallup held an ear of corn in his
hands and looked thoughtfully, but it
waa impossible to say whether ho waB
thoughtful over the corn or Mra. Gallup's
quoation. She sobbed seven large and distinct sobs, made use of a coattail to wipe
either eye, and wheu sho could control
herself alio said :
" Yes, Is'pose you will, and she'll ask
you to buy a pump for the well, fix the
cellar stairs and paint, tne front fence. I've
been aakin you to do them things for thc
last 23 years, but they hain't done yit.
When old Mr. Parmalee took his second
wife, ho went and had bundles put on all
the knives and forks the very fust thing,
and they had only bin married two weeks
when ho painted the hogpen and brung
home a new dishpan. Samuel, what undertaker will you hev?"
Mr. Gallup would probably have answered thia question, but just at that moment he waa thinking that he ought to
have melted up Bome lampblack and tallow
and given his dry boota a good greasing
instead of Bhelling the corn.
*��� I guess you'll better hev Mr. Tyler,"
said Mrs. Gallup as ehe held the coattails
at a distance and regarded them. " He is
never in a hurry about his bill, and he also
sings basa with the choir. I want you to
hev'em sing *Sweet Hour of Prayer' fur
one of the hymns, and he sings that bewti-
l'ully. 1 waa thiukiu the other day that
my body might be stolen after burial.
I've had couaumpahun, rhumatiz, lung
fever, liver complaint and biles and feloua
and the doctors will want to know what I
really died of. Do you think they will
ateal me, Samuel! And if they do will
you prosecute 'em ?"
Mr. Gallup didn't say whether he would
or wouldn't. He waa looking very fixedly
at a red ear of corn he had found and didn't
seem to hear her question.
"You orter prosecute 'em, Samuel!"
sobbed Mrs. Gallup, suddenly breaking
down agaiu, "but if it's goiu to be any
great trouble let it go You'll be anookin
around and fallen in luv aud leelin like a
young calf agin, and 'tain't likely you'll
keer whether my body is stole or not. I
hev heard of dead w-ves cumin back in the
shape of ghosts and kickio aecond wives all
over the kitchin and outdoors, but yon
needn't be ufeared of me doiu it. I'm a
Fuller, and the Fullers never lower themselves. What time d'ye think I'll die
Samuel ?"
Mr, Gallup paused in his corn shelling
and seemed to give the question full consideration, but as he had made no reply at
the end of three minutes Mrs. Gallup blew
her nose with a loud snort, gave a last
wipe to her eyes, aud getting off her chair
said *
' Very well, Samuel Gallup, very well 1
I'll go in and lay down and die now and
hev it over with and let you begin lookin
fur No. 2 I"
She passed into the sitting room and from
there to the family bedroom, and three-
quarters of an hour later, when Mr. Gallup
bad finished the corn, shut up the stove,
bolted the kitchen door and was ready for
bed, he found her asleep with a very red
nose and a tear oozing out from eaoh closed
Increase  In the Number or   the  Insane
and Idiotic In the Province of Ontario,
The report of the Ontario Inspector of
Prisons and Publio Charities contains much
that is interesting regarding the class of
patients treated in these institutions. The
first thing impressed by the carefully
arranged statistical tables is the increase
in the number ot the insane and idiotic in
the Provinoe, an increase not warranted by
tbe growth of population. Ever since the
mentally afflicted were regarded as invalids
rather than culpable victims of demoniac
possession methods of treatment have been
rapidly improving. Relics of the old
superstition are still with ub, in the general
delicacy shown towards discussing mental
diseases and their remedies, and in the
peculiar feelings entertained towards those
who have undergone treatment for such
ailments. The treatment growing out of
the old superstition survived tbe beliefs on
whioh it was instituted, and the final
removal of the straight-jacket the chain
and the shackles is a comparatively recent
event. Yet in spite of the beneficial results
of humane and natural treatment, and notwithstanding the increasing proportion of
cures, the number of insane patients in the
Province and their proportion to the total
population are on the increase.
of insane patients residing in Provincial
institutions has increased from 3,674 in
1893 to 3,809 during 1894, or an increase of
135 patients for the past year. The number of lunatics and idiots remaining in
residence at the close of the year shows an
iucrease of 166 when compared with the
previous year, and during the past five
years 916, or at the rate of 183 1-5 patients
per annum have been added to the asylum
It ib true that during the past three
years there has been a falling off in the
yearly admissions, the total admitted dor*
ing the year ending September 30,1894,
being 781, 39 lees than during the previous
year. But the inspector attributes this to
tho limited accommodation in certain districts, there being 104 applications outstanding at the time of compiling the
report. According to the last Dominion
census the insane and idiotic population of
Ontario in 1891 was 5,855, or one to every
361 inhabitants. This number no doubt
included a great many harmless patients
who will never be treated in any asylum.
In this respect Ontario compares favorably
with other countries, France with 1 to
every 400 and Germany with 1 to every
417 of the population being the only coun*
tries showing a more favorable average. It
is a matter for regret that 40 per cent, of
the Provincial patients are committed on
warrants, and are in consequence
at a time when scientific treatment would
be most effective. The lesson of the report
iB that, as in other diseases, prevention is
better than cure. And the necessarily brief
reports trausmited by the eminent specialists at the head of the Provincial institutions contain much valuable advice and
many suggestions which should receive a
wi'ler measure of attention from the public.
Hereditary predisposition has heen traced
iu so many cases nf insanity that repressive lavs regarding tho marriage of those
afllictcd withsuch an inheritance have been
suggested. But while little or no good
could be effected by such measures muoh
can be accomplished by the general ditluaion
of know-edge. One lesson, culled from
many, is that the mental faculties are more
apt to rust out than to wear out. The re*
markably high proportion of farmers' wives,
domeatio servants, housekeepers and labor-
era among the insane ahow that monotony
and hard work are the most effective combination of causes which superinduce mental diaease.
Pretty Tough.
Aunt���You look rather delicate. Are
you perfectly well ?
Little Nephew���Oh, I'm tough aa a pine-
knot. I can stand anything. You ought
to see some of the doctors' doses I've Laken
and lived through.
Old and New World Events or Interest
Chronicled Briefly��� Interesting Hap*
pea tugs of Keren! Date,
England has 30,600 physicians.
India's cotton mills number over 150.
Great Britain makes over 130,000 bicycles a year.
The Duke of Norfolk haa an income of
��809,000 a year.
English pennies are coined yearly to the
extent of $50,000.
Parliament haB met at eleven places besides Westminster.
Aberdeen harbor is to be improved at
a cost of $230,000.
Greece stands lowest in point of wealth
of all the countries of Europe.
In Germany aluminium is used for nails
in the boots of the soldiery.
In marriage announcements in Spain tbe
ages of both parties are given,
George Wallace, once champion sprinter
of the world, died at Newcastle.
Vernier, the young French mathematical
prodigy, is only 18 yeara of age.
King Humbert opened the Italian Parliament with a tan-minutes' speech.
The new Russian loan of $75,000,000 bas
been subscribed foi forty times over.
The demand for farms in Matabeleland
continues to be greater thau the supply*
The Egyptian council of state has decided to extend the railway to Assouan,
During the last two centuries the wealth
of Great Britain has increased forty-fold.
France has the largest circulation per
capita of any oountry, the amount being
Most of the Asiatic countries have been
ruined by the system of "farming the
The estate of Sir Samuel White Baker,
the famous African traveler, is valued at
David Christie Murray prides himself
upon being able to write a three-volume
novel in five weeks.
In the Bank of England 60 folio volumes
or ledgers are filled daily with writing in
keeping the accounts.
Deposits of saltpetre that promise to
be the most valuable yet discovered have
been found in Cape Colony.
"Mrs. Wales and family" was tbe entry
once made by the Princess in the visitor's
book at a country hotel
In spite of the closet espionage the diamond mining company, of South Afriia,
loses $1,000,000 per year by stealing.
In Finland the Salvation Army has now
140 officers and 5,000 recruits. The
Russian authorities no longer oppose its
In thirty years the number of looms at
Lyons has decreased from 80,000 to 12,000
and only 3,000 of  these are  working.
Prinoe Thoon Kramon Tho, who is likely
to be choseu heir to the Chinese throne, ia
studying at Ascot College, England.
It is said that the romances of Jules
Verne have made a fortune for his publishers, but only $5,000 a year for the author.
A lower floor of the crypt of oil St.
Paul's was reoently discovered by a bin of
wiue falling through from a cellar just
Dr. Behring, the discover of the anti-
toxine diphtheria cure, was decorated on
Monday with tbe Cross of the Legion of
In South America an electric drying
maohine, in which air is forced through a
chamber of heated plates, is to be used iu
drying wheat.
The death is announced in London of Mr.
William Taylor, the founder and proprietor
of the Atlas Parcel Express, at the advanced
age of 76 years.
Archdeacon Donison, of Taunton, Kngland, who has juat entered on his 90th
year, has been sixty-two years a priest anil
forty-three years an archdeacon.
Winston Churchill, eldest son of the late
Lord Randolph Churchill, aged 21, has been
appointed a lieutenant in the Fourth Hussars, now stationed at Aldershot.
The Bank ot Ireland has cut down its
dividend from 11 1*2 to 10 1-2 per cent.,
which is the lowest rate distributed since
1885, when 10 per cent, was paid.
Hearne, the well known Lords' professional, has been retained by the Maharajah
of Pati j hi, who is up to date in all his
notions, to teach the natives cricket.
B. L. Farjeon, the novelist, attributes
all the good fortune that h,is been his to
the luck-giving New Zealand green stone
which he has carried fur years ou his watch
A racing ostrich , with a stride of fourteen feet, and a speed ot twenty-two miles
an hour, ia among tho possessions of one
Gottlieb von Klackeuburg of South Africa.
Railway travelling in Britain ia tho safest
in the world. In America, one passenger
in every 2,400,000 ia killed : in France, one
in every 19,000,000 ; and in Great Britain
only one iu every 28,000,000.
Lord Rosebery handed over to the
burgh of Queensferry, Linlithgowshire, a
public hall ami recreation room, which, at
the cost of ��3,000, he has erected there as
a memorial to the late Countess of Rosebery.
The medical authorities of Berlin have
notified the phyBiciaus of that city that
they can get the new serum for tho cure
of diphtheria free for poor patients, on
condition tbat they Bend in afterwards
careful reports of the cases.
The Queen and the German Emperi r and
EinpresBhave received a curious and seasonable present. Herr Heinrich Kamp, the
proprietor of the African Ice Work a at
Cape Town, has sent thom botjueta of ox-
tremely rare flowers fro/en fresh in blocks
of ice.
Several canal projects are at present under consideration by the Minister of Roads
and Communications in RusBia. One of the
most import ant plans is that for connecting
tho White Sea with the Baltic, The estimated cost by the latest survey is 10,000,-
000 rubles.
1 oQs.
Published Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M. Whitney, Editor.
The Old Reliable.
One  Year      ?20a
ten   Moil'Il!    I -
���Jiujfle ( u|i> ,,...,    0 OJ
just what will be done this year we cannot say,   Ut us have patience.    Rrime
: wasn't built in a day ami as we arc get-
I ting there faster than any  other place
1 we should feel serene, and do as much j Anything you purchase at our store can be thoroughly relied upon as first class  in evenr partt'c
in thc mean time as we can to make the !   ,,,;,���   c   . ��. . .        , .       .,,   ,
place attractive ���clearing up our lots
planting trees, putting up neat yard fences, cultivating beds of flowers, bright-
:ning   up the  exteriors  of our  house:
ular.    We never buy inferior stuff just because we can make a few cents more on it.
a reputation to sustain.     All spring goods now to hand
We have
One tnoh l��or yo 11  .'l-Wi
..    ..   in,mill           ' *
elf*h*.h.onl   per yoar     ��.'it*i:
fourth      ���*"r"
noek, .. lino            ��l 10
l/icl ntiii-m.uer lino           -n
Notices of Mirths, Marriages antl
Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.
Mo Advertiimenl inserted for less than
;o cents,
1 vertising Agent, 31 Merchants'
Exchange, San Francisco, ia our authorized agent. ThiB paper ia kept
pn file in hia office.
Wmmmm~mmm~mmmm~ee^i^mm    i    i n     ���	
hmh Apt'- 23,1895,
Th�� ncw sidewalk adds much to thr
appearance of the town, and very much
to the convenience of thc public. We
hope to see it extended up First St. tu
"he Catholic church and site of the ne"
1'resbytenan church; up Second St. to
the Methodist church, and pa-t to the
Hospital; up Third St. to the site of the
English church and past that for a coup
le of blocks. In thc mean time all eye-
are turned anxiously toward the camp,
aad we suppose as soon as the weather
mends the work of grading the mum av-
��nue through it, and applying the neccs
sary cinders for a sidewalk will be commenced. We hope to celebiv.te the
Queen's birth day with clean streets.
with lhe needed coat of paint, and gen
erally putting things in order.   The  si/e I
ofa town isn't everything, but  there is ,1
great deal in having a  pleasant  town to i
live in,-   a town whose motto is,  Onward ' fK���
.md Upward, not merely in a material
sense but socially, intellectually, and aru
tically.   We wain, of course, good simitars'conditions; and .is  we  have an ener
gelic officer to enforce the  Hc.ihb Rcgu
lations, wc may expect  an  improveiueii1
in this direction.    .\s the  pipes  for  tin
new water works are to come from   ICnj*
land u will be some  lime  bvlitrc wc gci
them; but .it farthest it is onlv 11 queatiot
ofa few months before we   can drink till
health of our friends in a pure glass ol ��..
Ier from Hamilton Lake.
Sloarj& Scott.
\Yc*m.*ii shoiil'1 Keep mi Aeimunt.
WIh-iIht a ivuiiijiii Ih poor- or rich, it Ix*
lion ves four to acc|tifrt- mctlioiUcHl Imsim-s   ;
t'lil'iis. kii'i'liiii her IU lu HiTouiitK ncci*
ruitly nnil Itiiowintf in ** ot'iit just wlmt sin
ilut'Ji with  Iht ni'iiicy, ivhfther hIil- tt.i,�� li  j
ci-tits or tl.' lo expuml on burowt* little per ;
rtOUIll W'iilt**,
An nllmvimeo fa the first, step tiowiml thi. i
end, if nt lhe* mime liti-v ii '..; impivssi i
it[<oti lur that every hiitiv Hpt'iitKlKiuM ��� ,
���h!I down wiih 1111 frillliiy ri*Kii;*n'ity. I
iiinek ;unl white one uoU'M how much nm. \
i'��.<��ily tin* money eitl) he -*|h*hi,. how (|uie�� I
l> rt*goes' und just what foudsh Utile not) '
ui';.-* lut vi- lun d it from our poeketH,
Win..iiu setiiii'i down iHeo iu-itt itiitir   \
-.���hriucis in one that you witl conclude yn
nii.-t have lost nome money win it ymini,    j
.,(���[���������������.��� bow thut $10 1)1,1 went when yo
���ally b.itightsuch a very ie-v tiling**.
The neat  little figure.** nre u m-iiuinn n   j
straiut, lifvidi'H Instilling a  hut-it anl s;
'tin that will  he of f-.tvut valued fnrtitn
uver Hm ile*-, ai.d a great cstnu* cornea t   j
.oi:r hands, nud Ml ill greuier if (-eutnimy i   j
-. ni'ces:-itj, ntul tl i' di.Hur has tu be lorn
into doing duty fur two.
Unless the necotittlH are kopt accitratul   }
���ul cash mud:- to l-.iU~-.it-** every wetdn
uli Iuul hetU-r not Htlei.ipt-utiy laiokkeej j
icy uti:��I, fi;l ��� iip-.ii*->.! im-rhudK are woi* j
itiau iioiie and only eonftiHu t,-v*-i>il-' j
rilthur tiiuii help niatt'ts. ���lialtiiiiore lit I
r.iaart & Waterhousc i
Ettitte and  G >'eal Agents
F.\ilM  I'KOI'KH I IKS Ml; S.M.R   IN   Al ;
I'AltTS   OK  VANCOCVI It   IRI.ANH     I.IS'I ���
Maii.kd on Ai i'I.ica'i ion
ifi.I acre- fronting Ci inox
lliirbour, Dcitm I 01 10, Nel
son hia. Union Railway
cros-es ihi's propeity.
I'rice $1,500., or will be divided inio 10 nnd :u acre
brocks at $10 pei acre.
Apply to GEO. H. ROE, UNION;
Tagg:!rt & Wale- house,Nanaim.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Maohins Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in lhe following  Il'icycles:
II. P. Davis ofToronto
lvi.nli.sli Wheels, Heaston, Humbei.
I'ttdgc, New Howe and W'hitwonh. Wi.
sell on installment plan or bi^ discouni
for cash. Pans supflicd - Repairing:
Specialty,    ("ileal Reduction ii. Prices.
���N"OTJi.*S, E**  PTJBLIC,
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance,
1   H.W I. Ot'KNI I' A SHOP
The long spell of wet weather is givi*);.;
fhe farmers a late spring, and as we hav,
short summers with an early fall there is
naturally some feeling uf anxiety; still
there was never, wc are informed, a fail
urt of the crops in Comox district.
When the clouds roll bv vegetation will
spring forward with giant strides, ami
the harvest as usual will be abundant
There ii > way to practically lengthen
the season and that is by drainage; anil
we are glad to note that some of our
more enterprising faruK-rs are adopting
this method. It is expensive and it will
take >cars to bring tiie majority of farm
lands under the reign of its beneficent
The Venezuelan question is asstiminf
a ncw phase. The government has
given a concession of the territory in
dispute between it ami fireat lirilain
to an American syndicate. Il is evident,
therefore, that Venciuela is endeavoring
to shift the quarrel on to the shoulders of
Uncle Sam. Hut a> these speculators
have taken this concession with a full
knowledge of John Hull's claims, they arc
not an innocent party and can have no
valid claim upon the American government for support. The Monroe doctrine
never has been acquiesced in by the European powers and will not be regarded
except by some weak nation standing
The outlook for the town is imusii.illv
blight, aad il is safe to predict a prosper
ou* year. The output of coal will probably be larger than last year; there can
belittle doubt about that, lhe building
will go on but in a different line; that is,
there will be fewer business houses e-
reeled but more residences. Dunsmuir
avenue is expected to be extended aad
thc eastern part of the townsile opened
up. At thc intersection of thc railways
below the the townsite some improvements are likely to be made. Thc logic
of the situation leads tn this conclusion:
The first of of January next will see jooo
people in town, nnt more than half what
there will be in four or five years from
f,3-.v. Aad about -.he railT.-ay ? Well,
we ara cir.f.ning ourjelves ;o what we
can ��ee, Three jrears will witness the
/a��!�� running into Union, doubtless; ibui
nakhig Hrl.k- i)y Kl.'rtilHty.
A  wt-.��*ti:i inventor has 'lesfgned nn In
irfiiiou.1' ini'tli'.'d for 'jakiug nncka by elee  !
i.l,"itj, which is Je-wribed in'the luil.usiriui ! RENTS COLLECTED
{   U'or'd 11s lullowsi
"Tlie muchine is a pimple contrivance, | ���......-,.
1 <*"Ns 'tii-.i1 ufa tabli! covered with iron brick
I utolil-t, 10 which the eleciric current, !.-
j ;���!���;���;,nl. Tl.miUe is 14 by S rceuual Imhl-
j 1,'OJ molds, which ure joii.nl tt)/.'ttht'r
I  like n lot of "pigeon holes."   K.'"'h mold
is tliuRii-.eofii brick which baa boi-u im\��wil
;   hut not baked, eni rnch has a louse rover
so lllii'il list" follow llu' brick nail nhriuks.
Thi' bricks are taken from tlie presses ui.il
, placet] in tiie niolds, tbu rovn-s mljustt'i!
', iwU the current turuc-d on. 'ibe iron bides
j cf the niohl fonn thu "resistance," uml
t thus lhe bricku are virtually iuclosed by
j   walls of Ure.
"When the bricks havo shrunk to thc
I right size, thu sinking eovem of tbe riiolihi
i break connection and thus automatic-all}
I turn uff the eurreut w ii-* ihu baking ii-
;  untie, and the hiiekfl uru dlulliH-cl.   It is
cl.iiiiieil that only three houfaiuid a half
are required to bake bi i--.-.s hy tins process,
anil thut tbey am harder aud better thuu
those produced by the present prooem"
Ofl  Wli-MF  /7B,,
Ofl'OSI IK   till'   NEWS OFFICE
Wheie I am prepared to do all kinds
-  or ���
I'm work
Sheet-iron woik
Job work
AN"    Repairing
Ami will endeav n* to give satisfaction and
hope 10 receive
a lair  share  of  /*-   IT   'P.,rK..l|
public patronage.**-" * l ���  ' "��� uK-n
The Famous
3fa k 3US Sl. J>iiim su
To order
J-ff'Sr^-i 'it Vanillic-*.   Prompt itllr��rr.   Per*
1   fcl tit tfu-it.ur<*t-'l
j    J.BMcLe,n, U ion ��� ���������,������
will be nlemi-d to ��h��w t.MtipUs ut aay lira*.
Fiversicie Hotel
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Pi op.
Host of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
G001I Tabic
Courteous Attention
NWX.MMO. II.  (_',
I' o. lUIAWKIt   13,
H. A.Simpson
Bnrt'lster & Solicits
Commercial s
.  NO
Union Saw Mill,
'    u
1 . ��� ��� ������
J. A. Ca**thew
Tj-iTICI'T, E. C.
Society     Cards
f 1   V In!" til
.a fl'; m
I. 0,  O.   !���'., No .it
;'-.-    ' i '   '��� "    '' * If M / ' C
Also all kinds of sawn and
s|>iit shingles aiul dressed pine
find cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
I.'mnr. Lodge, 1. 0. 0. F'*��� meets even I
Friday night at o o'clock. Visiting breth  ! Lowest   CASH    PHcC
rcn cordiallv invited lo.itteml.
Wm. Wright, R, S.
I Hiram Lot.gc No 14A.F ,& A.M..11.C.K I
Cnurtenny B, (.'.
Lodge meets on e\'ciy .Saturday on or i
before the full of lhe moon |
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend,
K. S. McConnell,
omn.mii house,
CO'lJ-IRT-fm.fl.-S-, B.C.
The loading hotel in Comox district.
New and handaomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Coal, brick and lime on
hfiml and delivered at short
K. Grant L. Monnce, I'roprs
Iiscjtiiinalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100. C, O.
tl. i*.. meet in   thcil   lodge   room   over
McPhee's store, Conrtenay. every second j
Saturday at   S p. in,   Visiting  brethren :
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
Cumberland  Encampment.
No, '.,  I. 0. O. I'".,   Union.
Meets tirst and third Wetlnescays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. in. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
N".B.���The charter of said encampment
will be held open lill the eight of Mav for j
the benefit of those  wishing   10   become
Steamer Joun
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CAl.MNUAT WAY PORTS as iiiikb-hiwb : D. KllpatrlCk,
ami freiBht mnj- offer Union, B C.
Loavc Victoria, Tuesday, 7 n. in,
"   Kartaimo for Comox, Wednesday, "a.m
Leave Comox for Nanuimo,      Fridays, 7m.111,
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
Nuiminio lor Victoria    Salui'der. 7 a.ln (I) T"*  A   V|  T \T / "*   ;���	
For freight or  jtate  rooms apply on : in     "* _ |*  '     ���>.
board, or at the Company's ticket office, | *-~ "\ \
Victoria Station, Store street THK XVEHIvLY  NEWS,    APRIL  23,   iS9i,
We heir the tread of pioneers in a city
yet to to be.
New novels, plain and fancy stationery at Plmbury's.
The Catholic church has put on a new
spring coal ol paint.
Work will begin on the Presbyterian
church the ti it of May.
The cottages of I). K. Young and
Ed. Woods are undtr roof.
Win. Sharp and his family have moved
back on to the ranch at Nob Hill.
Grant & McOregor have the contract
for tiie erection uf the Iingiish church.
Coal oil h is laken a jump and of cotirsa
prices may be expected to go up litre,
The weekly News declines to publish
' anj thing about the Oscar \\ ilde scandal.
Dr.Curry, the dentist, will arrive uu tMc
24th, nnd remain eight d.ivs.   See his nil.
The Willing Workers of the St.
Andrew's Episcopal church will hold a
Itazaar in the Agricultural Hall, Coune
nay, on Tuesday the 501I1 of April. We
understand from persons who have view
ed the goods to be* sold, lhat uncommon
ly cheap bargains will be offered 10 visit
ors; though the useful predominates, yet
the ornamental has not been forgotten.
Sale begins at 3 o'clock p. in.
Union Mines
"   Furniture    Store.
Who sa\ s it isn't lively here? You can
go to tiie Methodist church tonight (Tues
day) nnd enjoy being tea-scd by the
sweet Japanese girls,, Wednesday, even
ing Ko e Garland appears in comedy at
l'iket'-, hall. No other rose was evei
half sn charming, Then there is Thursday night and lhe necktie parly I Won',
it tie fun to sec a short fellow yoked up
wuli a tall lady, anil .1 ynung urchin with
grandmother?   Thc committee should
now ready for the  reception  of
guests,   First class accommodation
By the month, $25.
By  the  week,   $6.
Single meals, 25 cts.
Tickets  for   21    meals,  ?5 00;
A  Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
ancl   Rugs,  ancl  our
woven wire
Spring med'.'nes  tor ^cleansing | |0ok to it and see there  is  no  trading.
Mated for lhe evening   with   no   chance
of divaice !
the sya'em anu olood at PlraDury'S
drug store.
T, L. Kay is having built for   him   by
James Cnrtnew a neat residence on Kern
worn! Heights.
Not ICE    Ads. cannot be   changed   later
than Sam.day noon lor   the   last   ful
lowing issue.
Ko;; SALE Cheap for cash, a good Kirn
organ. Enquire of T. I). McLean,
jeweler, Union.
A. I). Williams and I). R. Young wire
passengers b.��� the Joan southward bound,
Saturday morning.
EoR Sai.k- Some valuable lots in Cum
bcrl md townsite,    Enquire of
Jas. Abrams.
Fiahingroda, reels, tlias, and tins-
kets all new at Plmbury's drug
and book store.
For choice pies, cakes, wedding cakes,
party or social refreshments, call im
Ken ward & I'rockicr the Courtenay bakers.
Homes on Easy Terms.
$150.00 to $200.oo down,   balance  on
monthly payments.   See Mr.  Young, at
Cumberland 1 Intel.
Our people were much discommoded
by the failure of the Joan to arrive at lhe
usual time last week, but as an incident
happened to thc steaiuei ilic week before '
and it became necessary to have some
repairs done, tiie delay was   unavoi l.ible.
We ha'e received.-, new price list from
Jas.   McMillan & Co., Inc., :oo 21a First
rill, Minn
1 Nanaimo Saw Mill.
McQuillan���At Courienav, Saturday,
the 20th inst. to the wife of Robert Mr
Quill.in, a d itighter,
270 acres 01'land at Oyster Riier. Tw
be sold cheaply. Apply to Wm. Duncan
123 6-i Sandwick I'. O., U. C.
__ _
Cash subscribtions received so far arc
as follows:
Sam Davis, Jin; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Cileason, $5t W. Roy, $s; Dr. Law
fence, $5; I. Mounce $5; J. McKim S.
Sons; $2.;o; A. C, Fulton, $2. E. Pimbti
ry & Co. 2.50; f). II. Fechner, $2; T. I)
McLean, $2; W. F. Lawson, $1; R. Sau
���er, $1; (,. II Scoti,$i; thos. Horn, $|
Cash, $2
This list will he kept standing until the
canvass is closed, and will he added to
as subscriptions arc received. Help
along the yood work.
- AND-
t'asli and Dooi
A C T O   R  Y
In Separate
we keep
Second Hand
(1*. 0. Drawor 30.  Tolophuru Call, 1-81
Cf A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, I'ii kets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, antl all. kinds
of wood linishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
We conduct every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   including
Embalming, and keep all ncce-sa
ry supplies
Nm:h, Minn., the largest hide
fur dealers in the Northwest, and it 1
he referred to at any time at this ofl
Thcii advertisement appears rcgularh
ihe v, KKi.y N'r.ws.
I   '���.:[   ,nq Kill's, evi lenily con"*.
:.; In the Funny Patient iu the liospii
Acre observed by pur enterprising   repi
ti:. duly copied, and are here reproduced j tlement roads
lie the delectation and information ofthe
I.-The patients shall maintain good be
haviorat nic-il times and begin with
place, not abiifc.
IL���While waiting for any thing nm-hap
p-iiiug to be on the table, patients arc re
quested 10 prss the lime in contemplation
and not execration.
III.-When a pa icul after having surfeit
ed finds hiuisell in need of more, he is
requested to apply to the matron for
bigger allowances and nol make unwield
y  grabs at other patients' plates.
IV'.���When articles of digestion are
placed on thc table, whether pie. pmjdinj;
or cake, patients ara req'iC'.'cd 10 leave
them iu llieir original position and not
transpose them either from personal motives or otherwise.
V.���A patient baring finished his
meal and feeling a little life left in him
stiil, is requested to return thanks and
not show liis exuberance byemptying salt
cellnis in other patients' cups often or
tut the figure 8 with spoons.
VI.���Patients having hnd sufficient for
their good and  unable to finish  what is
left on the table, are requested  to   leave I
''it for a fultue meal, and not express it a
way lor reference, even though lhe freight '
is prepaid.
Rulbs  for Visitors
Thc fine hotel property known as
Courtenay House, with all convenient
nut-buildings, is now for sale on eas\
terms. The hotel is perhaps the best
constructed building for the purpose 111
���.In- district, comparatively new, is now
doing a good paying business, und i-
idmirablv situated at tlie junction o'
thc Union road with the Hay and Scj
11 the thriving village of
Courtenay���the hcait of Comox settlement and the gateway to Union mines
Satisfactory reasons given for relhii".
For further particulars enquire of Rob
crt Graham, ihe proprietor, on the
Cumberland Eotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
H, J, Theobald,
House and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B  0.
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphate* and Syrupa.
Bottler  of Different  Brands  of   Lager Beer,  Steam Bear and Pertor.
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
of Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
T71TI01*T, B. C.
Stage and Livery,
c ou:r,t:e2ta.-y-, b. o.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
.'.   Teaming Promptly Bone,  .'.
Billiard and Pool Tables
I Visitors shall he allowed to visit
their friends on condition that lhey keep
ata respectful distance frnm the patients
and approach no nearer than within two
feel, except under thc supervision of the
iii.iiroB or nurses.
II. -Visitors��� females in particular���
must nol sit on the patients' heds unless
permission he lirst obtained of the ma-
Iron, and then onlyat lhe foot of Ihc bed.
III.���All gifts for ihe patients must nol j
he given directly to them, hut placed in
the matron's keeping to he given as need
cd, except they he of a delicate and
dove-like nature, when the patient must
use Ill's own discretion in receiving them.
IV���Visitors, when in their friend's
ward, must not expect olher patients who
happen to be in lhe same ward, 10 he a-
sleep; and are strictly forbidden to lay
hands on or in any way to maltreat them
when leaving.
V--Visitors must endeavor to be thro'
with their vocal exercises by 4 o'clock, as
lhat is the hour for departure; ifthe
time be found unreasonably short they
are requested lo apply to the nearest Jus
lice ofthe Peace for a   marriage licence.
VI���All flowers placed in a ward become lhe property of such ward, and
patients are prohibited Ire in disposing I
of them among their friends; likewise
visitors are cautioned against carrying
them away whether by fair or foul means.
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, Prop.
UNIO V Bakriry
Best of Bread,  Cakes  an
Pies always  on han
ageg j eeasga
O   I   O  I  O
11   be
���; and I.-
Bennett # Grant
Union, B.O.
O I o
o I o
Jas, McMillan
Will be received up tn noon nf Thurs
day the 25th of April 1895, for the con
struction ofa dwelling house.
I'lans and specifications can be seen al
llie company's office.
Lowest or any tender nnt necessarily
F. D. Little.
!     The Bread Cart   wi
Courtenay and Coniox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Miss BB. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
antl Typewriting
I'upils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
FISH    fish:
1 will   deliver   fresh fish every
to the  people  of  Union  anil
Cumberland. II. II. Boyd
Dickson &
%    9
B. C.
Co,   Props.
Exporters ofpine Northern Furs
200-212 First Avenue North,
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
Comox Hay,    It hai a jjnod house, barn,
I chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
Circular ! land, all in good condition.
1 J. W. McKenrie, Courtenay
All persons driving over the wharf 01
bridges in Coniox district faster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according 10
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent.
This Hotel is fitted up wilh
a degree of Elegance ana
regard 10 Comfort and Convenience hitherto unknown
outside of the large cities,
b   * i   i
LTQTJOBS - + + + -
-A.2ST1D   CIO-.AJR.8
Table Unsurpassed
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo 9. V,
Manufactures the finest cigars an4
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTI-
cm. for thc same money'
At the  Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoe-
ing a specialty CAPRICIOUS VERDICTS,
���Tfuivlrtlon*. %t Itinncf-ill Mm In Dae
Form of Law-Thr Not or Ions Caae nf
Ihr F<lllni;h*ini lEol'tiery Trial���The
Trinl of Garden, r iirtrnnd in -lolsny*
France��� Radical Delccia at Our Modern Jury System*
Ia America misverdiots are mostly due
to ttie idiotic by-law which requires jurymen to be unbiased to -he degree of being
ignorant of newspaper comments and the
drift of public opinion, i, e., to be specially
unfit represent*Lives of the vox populi. in
Kurope the oon sequences of that absurd
arrangement are atiil aggravated by the
overzeal of legal bullies, whoso chances of
promotion depend upon their success in
securing a conviction by intimidating witnesses and gathering or manufacturing
circumstantial evidence, as in the notorious
case of the Kdlingh&m robbery trial,
Ed ling ham is a hillside village a few
milei from Alnwick, Nonhumberland
County, England, and the headquarters of
a gang of poachon and imiigg'ers who keep
tho Alnwick police on Lhe alert the year
round. On tho evening of February 6, 1***79,
Recior Buckle, of Edlingham, heard his dog
bark in the garden till he suspected that
tlie disagreeable state of the weather had
something to do with the restlessness of the
animal, which, accordingly, was looked up
In the stable, where his yelps gradually
ceased. The true explanation of the dog's
conduct came at midnight, when the pastor's family was awakened by a suspicious
noise on the ground floor of the house, and
soon came to the conclusion that the parlor
was being ransacked by burglars. Tho
Buckles employed only female domestics,
but the paterfamilias,in spite of his advanced age, was a champion of muscular
Christianity, and armed himself with a
"tout cudgel. He then descended the stain,
followed by his eldesc daughter with a
lighted candle,
rushed out of the parlor, trying to force
their way to an open window in the adjoin
ing kitchen, but, finding their exit barred,
prepared for aotion. The first shot knocked
the can lie ont of Mis* Buckle's hand, the
second wounded her father about the face
and shoulder, and hia daughter then fled
upstairs, shrieking for help. The robbers I
effected their escape, and subsequently in*
vestigations proved that they had secured
a considerable sum of money, besides a gold
wat-m and Bome miscellaneous jewelry.
The rector's injuries were not serious,
but tbe charge of bu ok shot had roused h.s
fighting instinct. Within half an hour
after the flight of the burglars the village
had been alarmed, and two mounted messengers galloped oil' in the direcLion of
The Alnwick Constable, with several assistants, arrived before daybreak, and at
once surrounded the house of Charles
Richardson, poacher and desperado, Rich-
ardsou and Iub housemate, George Edgell,
had been mixed up in all sorts of ugly
scrapes, and were strongly suspected of
ha-'ing had something to do with the
murder of a gamekeeper, who a few months
ago had been fouud dead in the thicket of
a game preserve. Both men, however, were
found iu their bods. Theirshoes and stocking.*, were dry, and they pointed to a pile
of half-finished baskets aB a proof that tliey
had not been out for the last 24 hours.
then decided to take a look at tha cabins of
two other poachers, Mike Brann-iuan -in,\
Peter Murphy, neighbors and p rtners in
midnight enterprise. Both ha*l i ., their
shanties that night, and were arrested on I
returning muddy aud wet in the dawn of
the morning. They admitted the theft of
sundry conies, hut indignantly repudiated
thc more serious charge. **I would not
raise my hand against that old man for a
thous md pound," said Mike HrannBgao, Bnt
the constables held on t ��� lioir pr.soncrs.
Several witnesses testified tothe law-
abid ng reputation of the defendants-
drawing a broad distinction between 8ports-
man liko poaching aud robbery, but Miss
fluoklo insisted that one of the prisoners
looke 1 suspiciously like the big fellow that
leveled a shotgun at her head, and one of
the constables produced a plaster of Paris
impression of footmarks in Lhe parson's
garden, fliese impressions exaotly matohed
the pattern of Miko Brannagan's boots and
Peter Murphy's brojjaiia, and a cold chisel,
found near the kitchen window, wum identity! as the property of Murphy's relative,
John Redpath. A slued of paper which
ano'her witness BWore to have picked up in
tho rear of the parsonage, was proved to
have, been torn from a copy of weokly found
In the pocket, of a Murphy's overcoat.
One of the rector's servant girls, moreover,
A   SHHED Of   ri.oTII
whioh appeared to resemble the material of
Braiinngan s blouse. ],, looking about the
garden she had found that rag ina hedge
near n gap where the burglars seemed lo
hive efleoted an entrance.
Brannagan's fricuda secured tbu services
Of an aide lawyer, who culled attention to
the improbability of the defendants' having
followed up a desperate and successful
crime by a rabbit-hunt, They had been
caught wiih a bundle of oonies, pointed out
the plaoe where they had oonoealed the
spade, and, moreover, bad co-Operated witli
another poaoher in the small hour,*, of the
eventful night. But the circumstantial
eyyjence was too Pfcrnno. and could be
sb*��i;*rti| only iu regard to that shre 1 uf oloth,
which experts prononeoed different from
that of Brannagan's blouse, Brannagan aud
Murphy v?t^<: found ruilty of all charges
nnd sonl to prison for life,
v ne  years  had  -*-,-.���...���, Wnen   Charles
1 i '; n ! (ieor ���   i: i.-cil onen.orning
'red i n'ore .*. lustioo of the Peace ind
pleaded guilty to the robbery of the Buckle
parsonage. Edgell specified all details of
the transaction, produced the stolen jewelry, assumed the main guilt of the plot,
but confessed that the pangs of conscience
had kept him on thu rack ever since the
day of that shameful verdict, and that he
had resolved to regain the peace of his soul
at any risk, A storm of indignation swept
through Northumberland County and set
the newspapers of all Kngland a-flutter. The
case was discussed in scores of indignation
meetings aud finally in Parliament, and
under the pressure of public opinion the
two innocent prisonpr** were released by a
special order of the Home Secretary and
each of ��800���about $4,000. Their return
to th-:r native hunting grounds resembled
a triumphal procession, and their change of
fortuue enabled them to resume their rabbit
hunts iu broad daylight. The teal culprits
were let oil with five yeara, but the confession lei to an unavoidable sequel of the
first trial. Who had manufactured all
thoso details of circumstantial evidence!
The pro ecuting Attorney proposed to
solve that question, and the culprits could
Becure a conditional acquittal, onlv by
devolving the main share of responsibility
upon a now defunct accomplice.
A much more unmitigated outrage upon
justice was the trial of the gardener
Morand, iu Joigny, Franc?. In the winter
of 1SS8, a Jointly fisherman discovered a
corpse which before long was identified as
that of Watchmaker Vetard, who had been
missing for several days. A family of
strolling vagrants were arrested on suspicion, but could provo an inexpugnable
alibi, and tbe Court of Inquiry was on the
point of being adjourned, when an old
spiuster volunteered the information that
the ill-iated man, on the last day of his life,
had been Been in the company of a tricksey
grisette, and had probably been murdered
iu her house. The bouse in question was
that of .ToBephino Martin, a notorious
intriguante and manager of assignation
adventures, wbo was arrested after a
detective had confirmed tbe ppinster'a conjecture by the dl.-covery of several compromising facts. Unsigned letters found in
the watchmaker's desk were written in a
hand clearly resembling that of the
adventurous, and the walls and floors of the
Martin den bore traces of recent scouring
and scraping. Eugenie Clergtot, nee Martin, sister of the defendant, was likewise
arrested us a probable accomplice. She had
been aeen flitting about her sister's house
and excited her neighbor's suspicion by
indulging in the purchase of sundry expensive gewgaw--.
La Martin at first denied the charge in
all specifications. She had been out of town
on that night, she said, and pleaded for
postponements till aho could secure the
needed witnesses ; but in tho meantime the
evidences of her guilt multiplied, and she
fiua ly admitted the authorship of the letters
and the possibility that thn watchmaker,
Vetard, had been killed in her houso during
her temporary absence. A few days after
Bhe condescended to name the probable
murderers, but retracted her charge ina
fright, when the implicated parties threat*
ened to engage a certain detective, who
would look up her antecedauts and perhaps
clear up the disappearpnee of some of her
former correspondents. She then implicated
a small shopkeeper of a neighboring village,
but finding hen-elf liable to gee in contact
with-���"-���ther lawyer and nn able-bodied
a1*1 i. b compjsed a mt morand um, ex*
\ a:r...,g ie motives of he** former prevari*
cu-....- ..d charging the crime upon the
in keeper, Vacher, ami tho gardener, Alfred
Morand, both of Joigny. Vacher, she
said, had hatched iheplotand hired Morand
to execute the details of his scheme ; the
befuddlement of Vetard, the murder aud
the removal of the corpse. They had
selected her house because they knew she
would nob be at home that night, and the
preBeuce of her sister could be accounted
for on the theory that she had seen suspicious loiterers iu the garden, and approached them to ascertain their motive.
A close search of Morand's premises
failed to discover the least trace of the
plunder, which, according to Josephine's
confession, had lieen removed from
in bags and wheelbarrows. Many of Iub
witnesses testified that they had Been him
hard at work digging ditches for the
Street Commissioner on the dav following
the alleged crime, He was an industrious,
sober man of scrupulous honesty, but had
to plead guilty to the possession of a violent temper and a pair of herculean fists*���
a combination that had made him more
than oue enemy anion>.- his worthless
neighbors. On one occasion he had grabbed
two female gossips and banged their heads
together lill they retracted their slanders,
and one of these mischief makers now appeared as a witness for the prosecution.
Site testified that sho had seen Vacher (the
innkeeper) and Morand whisper together
on a certain street corner on the eve of
thc tut 11 night.
" Can you swear that you recognized
both these men ?" asked ono of tho counsel
for the defense,
"Yes, sir, I have been talking under oath
all along," replied the witness defiantly,
but within ten minutes was squelched by
indubitable proofs of the fact that Vacher
had not left his tavern at all tbat evening.
It seems strange that lho two male defendants wore then not dismissed at once, but
the Confldeuce of Morand's friends was
modified by the ominous circumstances that
thc spectators had repeatedly tried to hiss
him off tho witness stand, while tbe silver-
tongued strumpet had boen as often applaud
ed like (oraa)a btngaotlnga welt*rehearsed-
port. But their worst fears were exceeded
by the verdict and its inevitable results:
Vacher and La Olergeot (.Iosepbine'8 sister)
were acquitted; Josephine got off with a
reprimand and a sentence of police supervision as a writer of decoy letters, and Alfred Morand was found "guilty without the
admission of mitigating circumstances," and
would have expiated the ill will of loaferB
on the guillotine if president Carnot had not
commuted the sentence of death.
Tlie Number  ��r Nrrvaur-t  in Qaetn  Vic-
tori*'*.   Honorlir. 1*1.
Queen Victoria's household is a large one,
consisting of just under a thousand persons,
for the maintenanoe* of whom the nation
sets apart the sum of $2,51)0,000 every year.
Most of the posts are sinecures or fixtures
for life.
In the early part of Queen Victoria's
reign a mistress of the robes may possibly
have done a few hours' work in the year,
giving orders that the apparel of the Sovereign should be carefully preserved from
moth and dust, renewing the legal ermine,
velvet, and lace at stated times, and seeing
that the crown jewels were alwayB locked
up safely after a public airing. She could
also affix her name to warrants empowering
one worthy tradesman to aell sewing cotton
to the royal household and allowing others
to put up the royal arms over their doors
becauso their various wares were bought by
porsonages of illustrious decree. Harriet
Sutherland's signature w.is always most as
good an addition in bu-uness advertisements
as "To the Queen" emblazoned in big gilt
letters over the shops.
Someof the posts are entirely ornamental,
ami oi hers have vory little duty attache i
to them. Probably tht only additions to
the householdBince the time of Henry VIII,
are two steam apparatus men. Although
there is still no longer a royal barge, nor
any pageantry on the Thames, there arc
Btill a bamemister and a waterman with a
salary of $2,000 a year. For the past 200
years there has been no hawking in tbe
forest of Windsor, and tho ollice of grand
Falconer, held by the Duke of St. Albans,
haB only been suppressed within tbe lust
two years. There aro four tabic deckers
whose aole duty is to lay the dinner oloth
and see that the plates, dishes and cutlery
are fairly set forth. There is also a wax
fitter,who Bees the candles properly disposed, aud a first and second lamplighter, who
receives the same salary aa that of the poet
laureate, which is $500 a year. Then there
iB the "keeper of the swans," whu annually
pockets ��150 for looking after the sacred
birds on the royal waters. Lastly, there
is the "queen's rat-catcher," who is especially attached to Buckingham Palace.
His salary, $75, is provided outside thc
civil list. Every session the House of Commons, in committee of supply aonstderi the
vote and gravely agrees to it.
A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.
Wine invents nothing ; it only tattles.
Goodness thinks no ill where no ill seeing
There is nothing good or evil save in the
Valor employed in an ill-quarrel turns to
There are more men ennobled by study
than by nature.
It iB the enemy who keeps the Bentinel
Silence, when nothing need be said,is the
eloquence of discretion.
To know that whioh before us lies in
daily life is the prime wisdom.
The virtues are lost tn self-interest as
rivers are in the sea.
There is no ghost bo difficult to lay aB the
ghost of an injury.
Wheu the world dissolves, all places will
be hell that are not heaven.
The most substantial glory of a country
is in its virtuous great men.
Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art ia brutality.
Individuality is everywhere to be spared
ami respected as the root of everything
It is as easy to call back a stone thrown
from the hand as to call back the word that
is spoken.
God writes the Gospel not in the Bib),
alone, but on trees and flowers, and clouds
and stars.
It has been the rule of my life to confer
all the favors I can and to ask an few as
When wars do come they fall upon the
many, the producing class, who are the
1 ask not for his lineage,I ask not for his
name, if manliness bo in his heart he noble
birth may claim.
The heart of youth is reached through the
Senses; tho senses of age are reached through
the heart.
A vine bears three grapes, the first ot
pleasure, tho se-oiid of drunkenness, and
the third of repentance.
Whatever you would have your children
become, strive to exhibit it in your own
lives and conversation.
Not all the pomp and pageantry of worlds
reflect such glory on the eye supreme as the
meek virtues of une holy man.
Let a man be never so ungrateful or in*
human, he shall never destroy tho Hat is
faction of my having done a good oflice.
A Novel Door Fastinlng-A Quirk Tup of
Tea���Supporting Belt���lUi-lal In tke
Klldiro    Id Arll-.dc Fence Star.
Ab an adjunct to thn ordinary door fast-
oniugs in hotels and elsewhere thenpplianoe
ihown in I ���������������-' unoeviil  drawing mar Its at.
C-5-***! t e n 11 o n. It is
compact, easily
y fixed up, and can*
not be forced without breaking the
woodwork away.
As seen from the
illustration the
device consists of a
plate of -natal,
formed with
knives or claws for
pressing into the
door jamb. One
part ia intended to
project into the
room, while bent
���tops almost or
quite touch the
The knife edges
having beeu press*
ed into the wood a
short distance, the
action of closing
the door drives
them well into the
woodwork. When
novel noon fasten* the piece attached
ino. to the chain ia then
hung over the
neck of the metal plate tho door will be
effectually fastened against any one trying
to enter. The appliance is small in size,
and has been especially designed for
travelers to oarry about with them.
Here is an exceedingly novel and useful
household article,   fresh   from Paris, and
hat a boon Buoh a device should tie to the
tea drinker I There is no pot to be hunted
up, nor a strainer to catch the finer particles
ofthe tea leaves. When it iB desired to
have a single cup of that greateat of nerve
soothers, the tea is placed in the one half
of the perforated spoon, the other part
closed, and boiling water poured upou the
dustpan. This contrivance ahould remove
all risk of potato parings or other vegetable
matter, or scraps from thn dinner table,
beiug washed down the drain pipe. When
desired the cleaner can be placed over the
sink pipe ts intercept solid matter. The
article ia made of tiu, aud is got up in art
spoon as it rests iu tin* cup. The spoon it-
allowed to remain in the water uutil the
desired strength of the infusion is obtained.
Many men who are partial to the wearing of belts in summer find tho ordinary
bolt far from eatiBfactory. If worn loose
the trousersare always drugging the ground,
whereas to firmly support the trousers
compels the wearing of a belt bo tight as to
be uncomfortable in many oases,    In order
A Distinction.
Barroro ���"I say, old chap, loan mo ten
for a week,"
Mumi ��� "I've no money to loin."
Hiriore ���"('omo ofl', you're rich. You've
nnnoy to burn."
Munn���"Perhaps, but not to loan, my
Sells His Wife for Money.
A despatch frnm Anderson, Ind,, says; ���
According to the let me of a trade consume
mated in this ciiy, Joseph Mix disposes
his wife and all hia household effects to
Joseph Badgely, a farmer. About two
years ago Mix married Laura Clearwater
who, previous to the marriage, had been
tho housekeeper for Farmer Badgely. Since
the wedding Badgely has lived the life of a
lonely man. On Tuesday morning Badgely
rtrove up to the residence ot Mix and going
into tho house, inquired how much he would
take for his wife andall the household effects.
He replied promptly that a $5 bill would
buy what Badgely wanted, I'll just make
it ?25 Baid Farmer Badgely, so the termB of
sale were agreed upon. Badgely brought
Mrs. Mix to the city and together they went
to the law ollico of Kittenffer & Reardon.
There terms of the deal were fully explained
and the law firm retained to bring divorce
proceedings for Mrs. Mix. As soon as the
divorce is procured Badgely will make Mrs,
Mix liis wife and take her to hla home.
to meet these objections the belt shown in
tho annexed cut has been deviaed. Jt car*
ries along its inner surface and throughout
its entire length longitudinal strips whereby the belt may lie against tho waistband
and receive the heads of all buttons and
support the trousers,
A novel and inexpensive form of wire
fence stay, which not only forms a firm
joint for the crossing
wires, but at the same
time produces an ar-
tiatio eflect when employed in inclosing
yards, gardens and the
like, has recently been
introduced. The essential features of the
arrangement arunhown
ARTisTH'kknoestav. in the aim* xed cut
The hooked arms are
clamp* il upon thc two wires, the latter
being crimped into the concave faeo of thi
A handy little article for the kitchen that
will be much appreciated by housewives
has just beon introduced by au Knglish
hardware concern,in the shape of a machine-
made sink cleaner. As shown in the sketch
it is really a small perforated shovel witb
three grooves iu the centre for Bcooping up
Japan Will Prosecute (he War with Milan
totlir littler End.
The newB that the commander of the
Japanese army���who haa already proved
himself to be an Eastern Moltke���has taken
up his quarters at I'ort Arthur is followed
by the expression by war correspondents o
their doubts as to any negotiations for peaoe
betweeu China and Japan proving luocesV
ful. We are told that the army ifl the
dominant party in Japan, and that the
leaders of it aro bent upon continuing th4
campaign, and, further, that in the House
uf Representatives notice has been given of
a motion declaring that the time far peace
negotiation has not arrived. Theso ind ice.
tions that the war is going to continue, that
the opening season is going to bring mora
cannot be disregarded by anybody who is
interested in the history of the hnman race
and ite development in Asia. The humane
must naturally will be filled with regret that
the horrors of war are to oontinue, with per.
haps a repetition of such massacres ae that
of Port Arthur. To the political student-
however, the icene of Eastern conflict presents possibilities that may well be regarded with disquietude. Japan has made
tremendous stride**, she appears to be well
on the way to obtaining enormous treasure
from China's hoard of golden millions, and
she evidently possesses a military and nave
al discipline whioh very nearly match that
of Kurope. The Japanese exhibited at Wei-
Hai-Wei not only the foresight which we
now expect of them,but the kind of soldierlike resolution and fidelity to duty whioh
have hitherto heen supposed to be attributes
only ot European armies. Japan has in her
the potentiality of becoming
She is, in fact, a power which if not absolutely first-class is first-class in its power
of action* She has a great power of planning operations far in advance, and she ii
apparently unscrupulous in regulating them
solely by considerations of self-interest.
The question as to how long the war will
be carried un aud what the issues of it will
be is evidently oue that cannot long be
disregarded by Great Britain aud the other
powers. It ii understood that ths British
Government has arranged with Pekin, in
the event of certain contingencies, for the
occupation of Chuaan, It is uot unlikely,
therefore, that the coming months will see
some interference in the Kastcrn embroglio
by one or ether of the European powers.
Meanwhile it cannot be doubted lhat this
Eastern war jb developing features which
have brought anew anxiety to diplomatists
and Governments. In a year a new
power has risen and proved its right to a
very important place on the map of t>he
A  Hlbertnii  Town   Where   the    Mercurjr
Droits tint or Sight,
The word ������arctic" has been very muoh
in evidence during the cold weather of the
last few weeks,and perhaps there are those
who imagine that it could hardly be colder
at the North Pole than it has been in Eng.
land lately, says the Westminster Gazette.
To them the following facts and figures
may be interesting. The coldest inhabited
spot on the earth is the tittle town of
Werchojansk, in Siberia, which is situated
(>7 decrees 34 minutes north latitude, 1,'ttt
degrees 5 minutes east longitude. The
lowest temperature observed there is 00,4
degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The average
temperature for January is 6.1.4 degrees
below; February, 50.8 degrees below;
March, 18.4 degrees below ; April, ."1.2 degrees below ; May WI decrees below ; June,
fiO degrees below J July,57.2 degrees below,
August, 4;>.8 degrees below ; September;
28.4 degrees l;-lnw ; October, 4 degrees below ; November, 40 degrees below ; December, 58 degrees below. The terriblo cold
which prevails in Eastern Siberia, is, fortunately, not accompanied by wind, for
otherwise no human heing could exist
there, Tho minimum temperature at
Jakulsk is 79.6 degrees Fahrenheit below,
and at Ustjansk (i.i.2 degrees below, and
during the whole month of January the
thermometer never reaches tho height of
1.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
The winters are extraordinarily dry in
thiB region.    The lownesB nf temperature
is dm- to tbe fact that Eastern Nibo-ia is
not influenced by oceanic depressions, and
a  vury   high   atmospheric pressure, with
culm, clear weather, and a dry a-mosphere,
prevail***.    In this way  the warm air cur*
reut* are aided  in their escape, while the
I high mountain ranges in tbe Bouth and east
j tend  to   Imprison  the masses  of  cold air.
llendeustiuiii and Wrangell have published
I very  remarkable   reports ou tho ollect of
| tho cold upon the living organism iu Siberia*
��� If thu temporal ure sinks to ���It) degrees F.
evory breath that is drawn causes pain in
thc chest, aud lungs ; old tree trunks burst
with tiie frost; rocks arc shattered with a
noise like thunder, and deep chasms form
in the ground, from which streams of water
rusii steaming, only to be turned  into ice
the next moment,
rofuse on the sink, The porforaHons and
grooves allow tho water to drain off rapidly
before the refuse is thrown into the fire or
Two of a Kind.
'���Come up to my house, Smithson, and
hear my baby talk. It's the most wonderful-"
" You forget," said Smithson with
dignity, "that I am a father myself."
The Domestic Critic.
"You seem to have all the late novels,
Jimson.    What do you think of them ?"
" I haven't read them yet," answered
Jimson, "my wife is reading them to uao if
they are fit for me," L   I
Health Department.
Diet for the Sick.
Milk ia a diet in universal favor, and
should never be forgotten as a food at once
highly nutritive and easy of digestion.
Some persons who, while well, are unable
to take milk, have no such difficulty while
sick. There are few patients who cannot
take milk either hot, cold, cooked, raw,
with Vichy, or with lime water.
In diseases -A the kidneys milk is always
a valuable artioh of diet. Sometimes it is
better taken skimmed, or after the extraction of the butter it contains, in the form of
In spite of some adverse criticism, beef
tea holds its place as a stimulant and nutrient for the sick. Unfortunately it is
seldom properly made. The beef should
first be finely ground,then placed to simmer
where it will not approach the boiling point
too olosely, until the raw beef color has
changed to a delicate pink with a brown
exterior. This process should occupy about
twenty minutes. The beef should not be
nooked to a grey color, which color indicates a coagulation of somo of the soluble aud
Qutritious albumens.
Good beef, finely ground, is itself almost
the easenoe ot nutrition, and in cases of
chrome wasting diseases, it is as a rule di*
?estible by the weakened stomach, and is
n the highest degree nourishing to the
wasted tissues.
Grouud meat may be gently pressed into
cakes whioh, wheu carefully broiled, make
a moat palatable article of diet for the
sick. Even in fevers a small quantity of
finely grouud beef is ofien tolerated, aud
is enjoyed more than clear beef tea.
The stimulating value of hot water is to
be utilized with the sick wherever possible. Hot water promotes secretion better than cold, and is at all times a stimulant of no meau value. The Chinese are
���aid to have numerous hot water shops iu
many of their cities, where this beverage
is aold to an appreciative public It would
be well if such a beverage were to become
popular with us.
Dry bread, at least two days old, iB more
easily digested, and more nutritious, than
almost any other article of food, because it
consists largely of starch. Rice and tapioca thoroughly boiled closely follow in
ease of digestion and nutritive value.
Sugar, except in very small quantities,
makea poor food for the siok on account of
its pronenesK to fermentation. Fruits,
with few exceptions, contain large percentages of sugar and ot fruit acida, whioh
latter, except in specific oases, are distinctly detrimental.
Fruits aud thoroughly-cooked vegetables
are allowable only in convalescence, and
then only in limited quantities.
HIron**-  Ren-ions  Ihnt It be Considered ns
n Contagion* IMicaae.
Many physicians still fail to believe in
the profound difference between genuine
grip and a heavy, sudden cold, whioh very
often progressively develops into fatal
pneumonia. No unquestionable microbe
of grip has yet been clearly demonstrated ;
but it certainly haB very suspicious resem-*
blances to the diseases that are doubtless
tho result of the attacks of bacteria on
some portion of the human organism. It
would be of great advantage to the ccm-
munity if people would treat it on an a
prioir assumption that it is a microbe-
wrought mischief and is communicable-���so
that immediate isolation will be decreed
wheu a member of a family is attacked.
Kven if the attack itself is light the after
eflecta are often deplorably obstinate and
severe, and the great number of cases
reported this year as accompanied by other
complicating troubles, many of them
chronic, suggests the notion that the person
who already has some disease that has undermined his vital force, falls an early and
easy victim to auy communicable disease ���
and especially to the grip. There are strong
reasons for believing that it is carried in
garments. A volume oould be made of
authenticated1, cases ol ihe communication
of scarlatina through the taking out of
foldnd away clothes���and, stale as
the advice iB, people should wash, fumigate and thoroughly disinfect after the
grip. It begins to look as if the epidemic
that started in 1-tusBia in 1800 and has practically enoircled the globe, were never to
receive its final quietus, and one reason for
the lack of vigilance is that people do not
appreciate the gravity of the mischief it
Value of Apples.
There ia no better aid to digestion, in
eerlain cases, than the cooked apple. It is
a recognition of this truth���though doubt'
less the recognition came before the truth
was fully appreciated��� which assigns apple
sauce aa an accompaniment for roast pork,
goose, and othor rich meats, which are apt
to make troublo with the digestive powers.
Tho deraugemonts arising from eating too
freely of meats, of almost any kind, are
corrected by the uso of an apple regimen,
the fruit being used either cooked or raw.
Paradoxical as it may sound, the free use
of fruit acids, of which the applo is the
very best repository, tends to decrease
that vevy common disorder, acidity of the
stomach, the chemical action of the related
elements changing the acida into alkaline
carbonates which tend to neutralize any
aoid condition of the system.
"Dr.   A-a-new's    Care   for the  Heart
Believed Me of Aso ialng Pain
in 20 Minutes,   and Was  the
Means of Saving My Life."
So Says Mrs. John Jamie-
son, Tara, Ont.
About three months ago I was attacked
with nervous heart trouble.    The pain was
bo severe I could hardly breathe.    I could
get no relief and feared that   I   could   not
live.    I aaw advertised iu the Tara Leader
Dr. Agnew's (Jure for the Heart, and   immediately procured a   bottle.    I   secured
perfect relief   inside   of   20   minutes and
firmly believe it way the means  of   saving
tny life.
If your heart flutters, palpitates or tires
out easily, it is diseased, and treatment
should not be delayed a single day. Dr.
Agnew's Cure for the Heart relieves almost instantly aud will eflect a radical
Folka are sometimes sorry to get what
they pray for,
Got Rid of Nsuralgria.
There is bo um in fooling with neuralgia.
It iff a diaeaae that gives way only to the
most powerful remedies. No remedy vet
disoovered haa given the grand reaulta that
Invariably attends the employment of Pol-
son's Nerviline. Nerviline is a positive
speoifio for all nerve paint, and ought to be
kept oa hand in every family. Sold every
where, 25 cents a bottle,
Raise the flour barrel a few inches from
the floor.
Charlatani and Quaokt
Have long plied their vocation on the suffering pedal* of the people. The knife hu
pared to the quick ; caustlo applications
oave tormented the victim of corns until
the conviction shaped itself���there's ne
oure. Putnam's Painless Oorn Extractor
prevea en what slender basis publio opinion
often rests. If you suffer from oorns get
the Extractor aad yoa will be satisfied.
Sold everywhere,
Mrs, Watts���" Don't you ever do anything at all ?" Weary Watkins���"Oh, yes,
mum. Sometimes I does time."
Wmt Tehaeee ftplt er Smoke Tear Ufe
la the truthful, startling title of a book about
No-To-Bao, the harmless, guaranteed tobacco
habit oure that braces up nicotlniied nerves,
eliminates the nicotine poiBon, niakee weak
meu gain strength, vigor and manhood. Ton
run no phyaicafor financial risk, as No*To-Bar*
Is sold under guarantee to cure or money re
funded. Book free. Ad. storl'ng Remedy
rwj.,47*i��t P*m su Montreal
___________ A. P. 75B.
A Juvenile View.
First Boy���How did your sled get broke ?
Second Boy���Don't know, Papa and
mamma went out on the hill with it after I
got to bed last night, an' tliey broke it
Vour papa and mamma ?
They went out sledding ?
Well, I Bwan 1 Seems to me folks that's
married an' has children*- ought to be
thinkin' 'bout what to put on thur grave-
it-one*-! 'aUad of goin' out sleddin',
Mr* J, Alctde ChauMtf
Montreal, P. Q.
A Marvelous Medicine
Whenever  Given  a  Fair Trial
Hood's Proves Its Merit.
The following letter Is from Mr. J. Alcfde
Chausfld, architect and survi yor, Ko. 163 Shaw
Street, Montreal, Canada;
"C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.;
"Gentlemen:���I have heen talcing Hood's
Sarsaparilla for ahout six months and am glad
to say that It has done me a great deal of good.
Last May my weight was 16- pounds, but sine*
[ oegan to tike Hood's Sarsaparllla It has In-
troascd to 103. I Uili.lt Hood'sSsruparllla Is*
marvellous medicine and am very much pleased
with It."  J. A i.i i��e 0HATJ88J. ,
Hood's Pills ejro liver Ills, constipation,
nHtousncssJat''   ice, sick headache, indigestion.
Btn'cp and Narrow Amtirltun Hog Cuing, at
Nona] System,   No titlvatim' foe*.   Write for
elroular.    THEONtXliib INSTlfUTR,
63 Slmtor HU, Toronto.
Vninim Magical Apparatus. L*f
I KlliKeS 0*1 Kuropean and Alllorl*
I IllUnU.   can NovoltiOB.OardTricks,
&c  Our lnrgo catalogue yuBK.  K. K. Kan
rriuk and Novell)- Co.,1S7 Church Bt.Toronto
_   Far tbe l.urt and bunt Iln. olBooka.nl
ilDle. la Canada, al! slam and prioe.: termi
liberal.     Write   tar   atmuli.ni.     Wllllaa
Brlfga, PubUafcor, ftertnte. Oat,
VANTED.-Urlght, active,  irgotlo mon in
overy suction ol the cun try to introduce
in thc neighborhood an article of universal
imijo. Hiiro sale at, ovory hou-e. Spleu
did ohnnno to make bit? money. Address,
W. A. L01TUS. Montreal.
SALE.���I havo one of Ihc liiiost propor.
lies in Mushoka: oottnge, with wide verandah
ill around, almo-t new, boat houso, ice hoii^i>
iteam launch, row and sail boat., canoe, stcan
boat wharf, all conveniences, situated on Lnlit
Itosseau, right on steam boat channel. Prlc--
13850. Terms to suit. Won't rent. S. fti.e-
WILSON. 73 Adelaide St. XI'.. Tornnln i '���..
Slate, ShoetMoloJL Tile is Gravel Roofer.
Sheet Metal Ceilings, Terra Cotta Tile, Red,
Black and Green Hoofing Slato, Metal Cor
nieos, Felt, Tar, Rooflng Pitch, Eto. Gutters.
Downplpes, &c��� supplied the trade.
Telephone 1D38. Adelaldo tc Widmor SU,
A Disease Long- Held by Physicians
to be Incurable.
Ito ���arrert are Tfc*��e at a I.lvU�� Heath*-
Tin? Victim Helplfii, HI* Torture Ib.
im-r Lii-4>4 (astrol or B��weU aad
Bladder aad to a *ourr��* at (onstaut
Worry to Family aad Frlende���A
Bemcdy for Ihe Deliaie UtocoTered.
Mr. James McLean, of Lefroy, Simcoe
County, Ont,.ii known to every man, woman
and for milei ohiM arouud the vicinity
of hie home, and all know of the long yetra
during which hia condition hu been that of
a living death, Mr. McLean telle of hii
injury, hia years of torture, and hia subsequent release from the agonies of locomotor
ataxia, in the following vivid language :���
" In the year 1880 I waa thrown from a
acufbld, falling on my back on a atone pile.
I waa badly hurt, and narrowly escaped
ileatK Plasters and liniments wereapplied.
%nd I aeemed to get so-new hn better. But
the apparent improvement waa ahort lived.
My feet began to get unusually cold, and
nothing that oould be done would warm
them. The trouble then spread to my lega,
(.ml from the waiet down I waa attacked
with shooting pains Hying along the nerves
iu thousands, and causing the moet terrible
torture for daya and nights at a time. I
could get no relief save from the injeotions
of morphine. Six physicians treated me at
different times, but appeared only to
fuinily underatand my trouble, and oould
dono'hiog for my relief. Some ot the
doctora declared my trouble waa rheumatism, but two of them said it was a
disease of the spinal cord, that the
trouble would get worse and that aooner
or later my arma would become affected.
Thn prediction proved true. My left
hand dropped at the wriat joint and hung
dead and oold, and I had no more control
of it than it the hand were not on me. Fly
blisters and electricity were resorted to
without avail. My stomach waa next at*
tacked with a burning, aching, nauseating
pain,causing the most distressing vomiting
and I often thonght I would not see morn*
ing. 1 have vomited almoBtcontinually for
thirty-six houra, and nothing but morphine
or chloroform oould deaden the anguish I
sulTered. But worse trouble waa in store
for me. I loat control nf my bowels and
water, and my condition became moet hor*
rible, neceasitating|eonatantly the greatest
oare and watchfulness. I waa now suffering
from the top of my head to the point of my
toes. 1 saw double, and had to keep my
eyes fixed steadily on the ground to makea
step at all,and the moment I raised my eyea
\\ would stagger and fall if I were not
grasping something. I oould not take a
tingle step in the dark. For nine long years
I suffered all the horrors of a living death.
In 1889 I was admitted to the Toronto
General Hospital, where I waa treated for
four months. 1 waa told that my trouble
was locomotor ataxia, and incurable, and I
returned bome no better. After returning
home I had further medical treatment, but
with no better results than before.  Finally
1 waa given the following certificate ot in*
curability :
Churchill, July 27th, 1893.
McLean haa a diaease of the spinal cord
(incurable) that renders him unfit to obtain
a living.
About this time I wae strongly urged to
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla, and oh how I
wish I had known of this great remedy
years ago! What anpuish and torture I
would have been spared ! Soon after
beginning the use of Pink Pills I found
myself improving.    The pains left mo and
2 waa able to discontinue the use of morphine. I regained control of both bowels
and bladder and gradually a feeling of life
returned to my legs and arms. I can now
walk without the aid of either crutches or
fticka and can tike long strides. My
(tomach trouble has all left me, and I can
lat as heartily as ever in my life. My
friends, who never expected to Bee me about
r*gain, are astonished at the wonder Dr.
Williama'' Pills have wrought in ine. When
I began the use of the pills my weight was
reduced to 136 pounds, and it hue now
increased to 16"). I am a new man and it
la not poasible for me to say enough in
praise of your marvellous medicine. My
wife also joines mo in thanks, and says it
waa a happy day for her wheu I began to
the use of Dr. Williana' Pink Pilla,as since
then she has been able to get rest at niithr
whioh Bhe had not done for so many long
years before. I hope Heaven may direot
this into the hands of some other poor
luft'erer, who may find as I did, release
from a living death through your life-
saving remedy.    Yours very gratefully,
Jambs MoLbAW.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla are a certain
cure for all dieeaees such as St. Vitus dance,
locomotor ataxia, rheumatism, paralysis,
sciatica, the after effects of la gripue, loaa
of appetite, headache, diz/.ineaB, chronic
erysipelas, scrofula, eto. They are also a
specific for the troubles peculiar to the
female system, correcting irregularities,
suppressions and nil forma of female wak*
ness, building anew the blood, and n storing the glow of health to pale and fallow
cheeks. With men they effect a radical
cure in all oases arising from mental worry,
over-work, or excm-ises of any nature. Sold
only in boxes bearing the firm's trade mark
HOd wrapper (printed in red ink), and may
be had of all linguists nr direct by mail
from Dr. Williama' Medicine Company,
Brockville, Ont., or Schenectady, N,Y.,
at 50 cents a box, or six boxed for $150.
iMen nn for an old canaditn stamp
��� blnU.UU   ii ed   l-olween   1851   ftnd    1858.
wllections of stamps and net the jggbwtoiilh
nrlco for thom from C A, NEEDHAM,
Ui Main St. E.. Hamilton. Ont
rPHIS page of this Newspaper is printed with Ink
manufactured by the
Bayles Manufacturing Co.
Recipe. -Tor lakln-r a Dellclooi
Health Drink at Small Cost.
Adam's Root Boer Extract .oneboMN
Fleischmana'sYsa*** half a ��W
Bogar �����- two pound.
(Lukewarm Wator twofaUoaa
DIjmIt. th. rairar ud feast 'n th. wator,
'Add th. extract, and bottle: plv�� In . warm
iBlao. for twenty-four boors until tt ferments,
Sen place on Ic who* It wUl open .parkllng
aad deltalotta. .    .
The root beer aaa b. obtained In all dnif
and rrroeerr atoms In 1�� and IS oent bottle, to
���rak* twoiad �������� rralleTM.
Catarrh���Dm Nasal Balm. Quick, pool.
tiv. oure.   Soothing. oUansioa. healing.
An Agreeablo lAtaUre aud NKKVB TONIO.
lolil by DrtuKiits or Hni by Mall.   90a., 60&,
and ai.OO per package,  namplos tree.
W��\  OBt\ Th* Fa.orite TOOTH POWDER
The incessant wasting of a consumptive can only be overcome by
a powerful concentrated nourishment like Scott's Emulsion. If
this wasting is checked and the
system is supplied with strength to
combat the disease there is hope
of recovery.
of Cod-liver Oil, with Hypophos-
phites, does more to cure Consumption than any other known
remedy. It is for all Affections ol
Throat and Lungs, Coughs, Colds, Bran,
chltls and Wasting. Pem/Mil/rie.
Scott a Bowie, Belleville. All Druggists. 50c. ��*i
Owing to   the enormous
sale of our famous
" Something Good "
Other   Manufacturers Are   puttlm*-  on   the
(market Inferior good* under thiB name.
A poor article is never Imitated, therefore
(tbe fact that "Something Good" ia being
counterfeit nd is a guarantee lOMinokersthatll
'Is tbe best 5c. Cigar on tbo Market.
In purchasing roc that our trado mark (Tht
/Snowslioo) and firm nume arc on o;ich hox, no
other is genuine. Our "Something Good**
brand is registered and any ono selling other
oigars under this name will be prosecuted,
Era-iire Tobacco Co., Montreal
Wn intend to mane a thousand farmer i
happy this season. Why not be one of tliem
by buying a
It will pleaso you, give you patibfaction, and
savo you money. No breakdown-* or blacksmiths'bills to pay out for repairing. If we
have uo AGENT in your locality, writo diroct t��
To Lease for Season or
Term of Years.
Thnt Magnificent Hotel nt St. Leon Springs.
Most attrnotlve Summer Resort in Canada.
Elegantly furnished throughout. Accommodation for 3i)0 guests. Source of the world
renowned St. Leon Waler, so noted for its
miraculous curt* of disease. Kxquisite Scenery, most desirable claafl of patrons. Last yonr
applications  cxeeeded accommodation,   For
ull pnrticulars apply���
I Kino Ham Rod, Unuewood Tip II 90
1 Oiled Silk Lino, ii yards  SO
1 Hoz. Boat Gimp Hooks  I"
J Doz. Good Batw Klles, ana'd �� .. 0
1 Double Gut Casting Line  lio
2 Fine Dass -ipoon-.  Ill
1 BrnBa Click ltcol.IIOYar.il  M
Jl'o*.. Sinkers. a*s'd  15
1 Gut Trace witn Swivels  25
X Uraid Trolling Line  20
Wo will supply t Mm fine lob for $1 oaeti.   Send
your money or ordor through your dealer.
Lacrosses, Footballs and all kinds of
Sporting Goods.
403 St. Paul Street, Montreal.
The Largest Mamif-*,- tureni of
On thii CootintDt, havi reed-*******
Unlike th. Dutch l'r
.ills or olher Ctiernle ..
qv4  In iny ol  ihrtr prepnrntinn..
Their deliei.,,,. BKKAlCKA.ST COCOA i. eheduuiiy
fair, ud toluDU, .ud eei.li ie*. f*,in one cent ti eem.
City nntl Couniy.   Fortune tor good
Agent*   Addrim-, D. A. KVANS & CO,
7�� College St,, Room 12,
Toronto. Onl
Dr. Laviolette's
Syrup of
Tbe moKi, piila*abte. the inoft relUMe.
tho Bi\foMtand tin* nio-l otHracioiu
ronirdy for Couwhs, Colds, Bronchitis, Loss of Voice, Croup,
Whooping Cough, Catarrh
And nil nil'ocUons of tho throat und Lungs
Dr. Laviolette's
Anti-Catarrh Balm
Tho cherpcfit and bent rotm-dy for
Catnrrh. Colli in tlie Hoad, eta
(25 Cents a tube).
Dr. Laviolette's
Norway Tar Liquor
The great  Mood Purifier (only   29
cents (or lurgt.' bottle) cure* all maladies of tho   t*kin and mucous mem*
ASK FOR THEM  trom your Druggist or
Grocer,   who   can   procure   them irt    any
wholesale house or direct from Ihe proprietor,
232 and 234 St. Paul tt, Montreal.
Largest sale in Canada.
I �� f\     Bargains in 11
i OUC. Bulbs and Plants  ,
I       Tin Maximum of Worth at JTinimum of Coti     I
|No.B���15 Gladiolus, finest assorted, for 60a   \
I   ��   1���6 D^li-MrSelectahowvariet's" 50c'
I | " Q��� 6 Montbreiias, handsome  .   "60c., |
���i O���0 Roses, everbtoom'g beauties" 50c.
I I Window Collection, i eacb,*.       j *
T      to_    Fuchsia, Dbl. FI. Musk, Ivy
and Sweet So't'd Geranium, J- 60c.| '
Manelta Vine, Troprooliuni,
Mo*. Primrose41leli'Jtrt.iH-i'        | '
bi���8 Geraniums, finest assorted " BOG,
| I " R-iaColeus.fineassortedcolors -* 50c.| I
"   S��� 5 Iris, finest varieties   ,   .   . " 50c.
I   Any S mlloctlnus for 86fl, 19 for IMS | or 6 far ��.   \<
l.j* Mail, --nst'-i'iUI, onrseln-llon.   ASliapl
| ' Catiilof-rne Free, < ���
I Toronto, Oaf*. '
W�� tvoulr] not Ii*y. eipeodad
doing ,-j.lvi.iiiiin-*, for which wa mtde no ���tn chwit, hmB
there not umd merit In It. OfJTinlllni coniiiU in outm*, the
���tron-f but matt periihable (In thin ...eel*) m#Ul, iteul, wilh
the iln-ont indestructible (eTen when very thin* roeteli, line
und iiltiminum. If there were not great merit in g*J***niiing,
no one would pav % mora fur galvaniud barbed wire or iltaeti
iron than lineal vanned com. If we were making painted
windmill* to-Jaf, we ihould furnnh in
8fl. for $15
k Iii'ii.ii
��� f.ii-
ml  pntntetl liniirt, ur Moil Mfttff up ��/
tut, ihfartd <ntrf ptaiehtti ttflei thn ��������(���
fi'il-* be rxyiluiifit Ly thf fit.i thai ;���*-"*,/<
���nd m
Wheel i,
1-foot palnleti tn	
roit rim aukST mv. -.uti.n mit *fi.|
fin- a mon. riiRTKU  HMiir, Mm ONI <ui i. nr
tut mm.ii ,*���*�� 1*8 tioriii.! nthi. imi n.     \\,- 14
beat wo know, and kliowin-i thai pa In led thin |h.*fl<. are
���in nil" worth I ou, nn I.ave I I h ��� i . In ito -v.tli ll.rm The
eiiarmom enit of preparing to tin guU-mi'ini, ind o( di Ilia if
Inr.-- 1--..I.-, .Irini other* hllJIF. lit V IU1,V*M/K|i
All KITH ISO l-l'XI'M AKO HIIKtn "Ml tlthl* TIIKJI If
AlTKH-rTtHII HIIKRI.H lilt ViKRH .tli HI 111 mI.i tM/F-U
!ll>:��ri Brsr OOT mhht altn \i> *i iik nm 1-. juim-l
aitu i:ni-K**, ami auk,   ilinii-umi-, Mil  mi i.iiou ta
PAIHTKU -JlNBH.       It,.,-   any t-mreni CttM yrl ������,   prim /><r-
tnnttrtl n;nihmll, and  pnintetl tOmri, o
i/iiji-iirtiiwj t.i.r'.i ,    ' -
tchabuy tMem a,, ignorant of 'tht vatvt 0/ aaiimnwtii
iveryihing after it ll eompllUa, iven boll
noli.    We (alvaniM wilh Ibu n" "t >im ���   .. ���! -
tli" moet (���tilt*.! known and  t; ,.ii.>bie minner.
The proem:   When a HtHon of tm Atnnota
ieetetl up, enmitlrttJ and cleuntil of run uml in
imiiwr.sr.l in Hiritr,! tine tthtl   alumlm
until it  hewmat
every    tfOtk,
anil 1 ��~-frj' ���/ii/ rterj/
'���.'".-*��� i up nnd iiiIh-
metnl,   and
pttcti MnjMtff-g the
'���illin, I and uvlaVi*
thon   you  have  some
jiirioi* and reliable,   It
loon cannot afford
.luminum meltoil (1
tilrery white mutiny u-kiek
evr-ry pfirfuin nflh,
land aluminum tefirn
alloy, �����*���-���*, ranuat be
indtsteurtibU. In our pre-
firices of wind- imlli,
llnstration of what wo
IttlifCSHJ.MSO AN ()U>
Rllill I Mil SI.V   S3IAIL
��� .-...-, J
ith tht
title   it
��� pltetA
to dn, nnd -.niall.
keop 00 tome* rJnc and
Iflnd to anUlirr.    The]
Jilts tvny iivi'-* uml fDVttt
OrWhfA, Vane ami T;utrt
Itttjllll }\ut tn.bm a/let*
a 'htiniealroml.it ation ta��
--n.W and 1- ���."!��� '1. siliy
vii.ui  ad.  wo   talked   of
towera, etc.. and ai an
could   do in the way uf
AltTiri.t* AND PITTIH��
t'KKIOK .HII A I'l   AT  B\
.-.   ._   pkivb, imtocHrsq
CI'TTBH, ffORTH ��40 AH PIliriM (10, AT $10. Ill Ol**
iikEATKit INTERejt.   *ermotor Co., a-N*
Better thii season th��n  ever.      Everybody   waut*   thc v
Evury dealer sella tbem    They wear like I ran
I fts.
G. A, McBain & Co..   Real Estate Brokers;   Nanaino, B.C.
Presbyterian Synod will meet at Nanai
nio May ist.
Rev, Mr. Robsop expects to have for
lhe Conference un Friday,
Sti'l they come. J'.uks the shoemaker
bas a sjjlp up���" No more credit."
Williams & Hunter had a ������<��� iw load
of ltiini;i-i* arrive ai Comox Baj irom Van
coir er la-it Friday.
Commotion!! thru's the word aGr.-y-es
ol Old Country goods lo arrive by il p
Joan this week for Leiser,
A sub.stiiut.e hnA been providi d fnr the
part lb which Mr. Fauquier was s-iasij in ii
jn the Wednesday evening perform.tni ���*.
The mail steamer whaff at our nuiej
port has been repajred within the la-t
iwo or three davs and is as strong a-
Jost I'l \t*riiii.::: wna the excln i
lion when those English and Si on li
Uress goods were opened at Lei cr .
F. Saforcadc, lately from Nanaimo, h >*���
opened up a ready*mn(|e clothiny ��� 'st; h
lishmsnt in Williams' now block, Thiid
A. \Y. Mclntyre \y\\ a fine milk shal-p
at his candy -store ��� ihe ' rst, we lip.iese,
in this district. It is a fine drink for lids
The plans tor the new dwelling of Mr.
F. D. Little were drawn by Mr, Freeman,
architect of San Francisco, and brother
of Mrs. F I). Little.
The Hoard of Ljireptnrs ofthe [-jospilal
will meet Friday evening, April 26th at
8 p.m. at the hospital, for the transaction
of importani business,
The sound ofthe woodman's axe and
the falling tree joins the chorus of the
hammer and saw. There is no liner mq
pic than this to the ear of enterprise.
Grant & Mounce expect their new por
table saw mill up tomorrow, 'lhey will
plant it in the neighboring forest ind we
may expect less trouble in gelling lumber
DUTY,-���That's a good word "Kngland
expects every man to do his duty." Lei
ser bought for Union $30,000 of Old
Country goods���did his duly to Uni ��n
and paid lhe duly lo the government.
The tyianagemant of Rose Garland or
[he Farmer's Daughter, deserve great
credit for the expense they have gone to
m lilting up scenery. While somewhat
crude it is for amateur work very .effective
and will add wonderfully lo the play.
Theobald and Scott are the scenic artists
and have put on canvas, Camping in the
Mountains. Old Farmer's Home, Jar' '.���
���pottage and the Millionaire's Home, so
as to bring out lhe strong points in thc
beautiful comedy which will be presented
pn Wednesday night.
1 If? I 5 r -     * - *' '*���   1     **      -* 1   ���"*  "    *�������� EH    i    > t    i---  'I       ���*. ��� *w   .  1
InJIriJK I AN 1  lu miKCndi
I))' special arrangement with one of the oldest,
largest and most reliable Life insurance Companies
*n / *.;,���..,,]., '-'- nre nhle to insure the lives o!--��ny ofthe miners working at the nt\v
111 V-.cin-.lOa s|luf| nr ,1, ;mv nf the slope* in Union .Mines ;it ordinury ra'.cs, coiling
per annum .ts follpws: Al iim nge t.f *;-  :.'.>,,.70   per   5'ioco.oo
, ,   *-i-   c:\-!5      '.     *I'iooo.r.o
 ,  _\>>   $27.25      n     $1000.00
 ;t     S ',"'      "     $icoo cu
Esnuimalt & Nanaimo R'y,
Time   Table   No.   23,
To tako ofi'ect at 8.00 a. m. on Thursr
day,   Jan.   10th,   1805.    Trains
run   on  Pacific   Standard
NORTH HOUND (I* !���:.*. j> JJown.)
�������*���. ! v;g*:=^f,L.lSS**'i:';g2?.^3;��':''SS
a tj ; -",*����n��*��"-��*��******��."��i*)-��*e*����*i
���5  -��� ** 7. V    H    H   Cl   ���'��� S3 ."\ ..-*) )f V I* B R I ""J*-* *"**�� fv'i
to      guv �� MIVTFR
>'|J"I |.\
i". '',1.1V
��� 5 ��� ? i - ft! a ��.' pt ?>
 ' nisi I  '; . -    .       re. ihai
, 1 w rt:.-. . :gn ll -I. ..in tttth ;'';. J in
,inc ,c in the !' i\ mi ���: mii e iheu m ...
per li ��� > lefi. lie sir, - llicv spt mi ������ It n
ll e it'll In 1"'' in eltf.iii s uud foi it. t. 1 ..
tl"'.;,, g< uv' 1''< !���. to la ' " .
Tho mil.it1 11," tt"' m .1 t.|. f ill III.
U lt>. i' -.". lei a (' 1 gi'i-uo ' 'I wis 1 l.lil
I Ai-rti |:| h. Ti���. r p rt> 1 ',: .imt in, I.,
I ate \' I nit i S,'"i' 1 {'��������������� til I M 1 i";-t -
' ].������, I- simus tht HliHlnies t[1 hrt '11 vtju.i enn
i ('iti..]. L diet,' \il rep< rt.'inl'i a. s ie-i-,,.
I nl uml l.i.lv ii.i. it'll, in il ttnh '-"i: au'ii, g
1  llm lamer ui ihe U'lligrna ������ n. ".1 ,-   S '.
.t   i;.i mii r hy   ' I    IU
���'I* 11 Im   .r luight,"
Kcx' I' :.-��� 1. mi'
T'M'l'      hi-, Il,il
At I' l"'t'- I. : :
Con  , ��� I
���j-^ic*: skip iwo.
:'.    . \. !', Wiin lit -ier. superinteiHli'iil
ill'* '1'eieu M s.ii'iis   ivni'h i.n lliecteist.
i      iii'   i in a \isii   1111 K i hi' .   \(i   '���'. 111
t     I '   " ,      >     1: 11 '��� . ,,K;
('1 :\! lit   lias   l"fi', I
.   1 wimI   n 1 'hn ,, 1 ,i
: .i.'-SJ lii = '=i : i i 'i~- '--��� ��� 0
''si'-i'^;.*-:;:';-    *��� u
\,v.   ',,!,.
���,:.i ���'. v nil ��� >
' 0 ���!���    ���   ���
���11 I'."
sic. s H'tii I't ��nuii s   a
The nift'iui-'eis f.ir he j 0 1 ut, ymr tu
Win Mitrhil', Tnsrirlr; I, I,-' ay. S e.
T  Tun.' n'l't. 1 '������.i'in',11, L C. MuU.uialil, e'
M-'I"",'i1"' l!''' The  Daisy left  Momlav for   Vicli.rie
.villi 1; 1 ions of wash c";t;.
flic -S 111 Mateo, will he due lhe rl'lh
,1   Wetlncs- An.iei 1 \ : in 11   lhe |luy, '<,.:.- lo an-
''i'1" :";:,l;li;'     noniico he has now iii-. Mclal  Works lo-
���Han   ['ran-     rated nn Third Si. near lhe   N'eus onlcc
(,)J .  where lie in prcijarcd to execute al!  work
in Ins several  lines,    which  consist   of
���'. N'e-i repairing of Watches,  Clocks
jabm: ssra T'-:a.
Btill there is room!   .'* lev;   more  c.i'.i j
; be catered to touieht at ihe fiiiieus   Jm ',,,,.,., , . ,
I ancscTen. fiver .litemion will lie paid \ M,r- X* ��� ''��� ]-nv>*���- l""' ^! ,h" ''"'-
1 bv willing waitersj'l'Ut i i- 'now or never1 '"'""* '"T"'"";''"' " *; ��� m Lnser nmi
' ai the arm.siice ctiiiiim es   but   .1   short  ,  Ml*  D.'1"'   ���)lt*Leo-*. ��*1"-"J ������** ;'" **'"*��
lime.    A choice supper !   A   free   mci.il . ''" ;l  ;;"'i ua'* *";".tc'''  ",ul  ;;>��'r- ''' "
; lime!   A splendid progranime !    Ilenuli ���  f��nned a paiinri-lnp and laken over I he
ful decorations!   Japanese rungs !   All
for the small sum of lifly cents.    Do  nut
I  fail w meet all your frit nil- there.
ui i '-"s".,e
111111 in
the."   wiil
Dr-. Lawrence and  Westwood herein' :     -i-
give notice that Ml dues from niunihb pay .,Pi,
ing patients,!! il connected vviili the Union ,.,..,
paid each month; otherwi ������  llieir n. ire. nt.
the usual fees fur attendance and medi ,n.,:
cine v ill be charged,
SJa��tCMi.v.��--KitoJj���r .-Jc.rs
��� llieir I
to the 1 e-.i linn.
i.oor,  ckir.
D.    ������;.'!  .   !'.
and Jewelry; lira/iug and Hard S Her-
mg; Sheet, Coppi r, lirnss, Le��d, Zinc,
Till and Copper worked into all forms,
Guns iin.i K lies ne.uly repaired. I'ltunli
iii[r in all ils branches. Hot waler ci.il-
p'aeed in any paltcrn oi stove.
Hath Tubs placed at shon noiice.
Mowing Machine:, repaired, Hoi air|'\.r
nines plated on   most   approved   p! 111^
Worn Table Silver Ware rephiled li\'
patent process. Saw Ciumaiitig, Tinning and Hand S iwing.
Always on liaud; old fnshi ���,!, double
length Riveted Stove I'ip1 ,tl saint: price
as machine made.    Punip^,   Piping  etc.
!'ri,-;:s   nioderalc,     Having    had   30
H HOUND c Read Up
On Saturdays' and Sundays
Return TlokeUi will bo is-suutl bohvoon all
iitiiuts for a turo anil a i>uiirtor, srontl fur re-
Hini nut liiior Ueiii Munilay.
lU'tarnTickets fur one ant' a httli'oiiliiiiiy
fare may lie liurcliarcil dully Lu till |.oil IS,
[roue! fur Suva tliiys. Iiicluillng iln.v uf iBhau.
Nn 1:1 tnrii Tickets is uori fur a fare anil a
quarter wlioru the sini-L fare ia twenty Hv,
Through rfttrj- botwecn Victoria and Coniox
Mil.-a-io antl CpinluUtlVtloti Tieket* can bn uli
tiitietl mi K,'|j|ieu'.io!i Ul Tlokot Axeill, V tctorifl
Dunonii'snnti V,'ollin-'luil -ilfttiou*.
I'l'rJiidellt. U'll'l Sllp(
Oi*n. KrUirht and Pussunlior .'K\,
iirs expenene
ill abuve lines, Mr. An   1
lerson doesn't hes.iialc to guarantee sat-
Drs   Lawrence & VVcslwccti,
Phygjelgng1 and Surceor.s.
"0"1TI01--T ���.a.
('< it'll" uy 1 ml 'lie Day will he vlsltotl everj
Wi lhe iln nfternui.li I'm'Ilic ii.-r;, .'���e "f n'ji
suli uiu .
lvtie ,ta nl 11 iii lanco will melvc unrly .-.t
lent.uu en rercii l el te.ei hone it,!tr-mgi
0 Scotch
F r 11 in
0 Will   Br
B Sel
<-           t:
;i             c
Y 0 u
:.; And
e By Far
u             t
l  And
i Sea
f   son
i s p 1 <
t y    h French
KI Thr most
11       :d>
1        le
Yes, they are Select,
and Reasonable
Jur windows  are   dressed   three   tiniesB
���ach week,   Do YOU  see the,m???|
J'1 a aameaamBimtaieaaeemmmssa


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