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Array NO. 169.   UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY,  FEB. 4, 1896.    $2.00 PER YEAR
Has just received a large consignment of
Staple Dry Goods, Imported Direct from
Stewart & McDonald's,  Glasgow.
These goods are of the Latest Styles ahd Patterns
and being ofthe Best Manufacture,
are Warrented to give Satisfaction.
The General Grocery business will be
conducted as usual at ROCK BOTTOM
figures and every effort will be made by
the undersigned to cater to the requirements
of his numerous customers.
Pall neckwear    Pall shirts
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In all the la est Styles -        -        In Endless Variety
Pall s"iTiNf5lnatltheNewests,Yles
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urn, & m
dunne block
Tailors and Gents' Furnishers
Partridge & Walters
Our stock is now well assorted and new customers are daily
coming in.   Come with the rest.    Price our goods
and inspect them for yourselves.
Kelly's celebrated Flour and
 Rolled Oati	
Major & Eldridge's finest Cured
Hams, Bacon, and Lard; Canned
and Dried Fruits, I'rime Eastern
Cheese, Dairy and Creamery Butter
in Tubs and Squares.
Note the Place-Next door to the Post-office
Notice to Taxpayers
AiseaaMtnt Aet ud Provincial
Revenue Tax.
accordance with the Statutes, that Pro*
vincial Revenue Ta> and lit Taxes levied
uader the Assessment Act are now due
lar the year 1I96. All of the above
named Taxes collectible within the Com*
ax, Nelson, Newcastle and Denman and
Hornby Islands, Divisions ol the District
nf Comax, tn payable at my oflice.
Assessed Taxes are collectible at the
following rates, vis.:���
joth, 1I90���Provincial Revenue, $3 per
Ona*hall sf one per cent sn Real
Two per cent, on Wild Land.
One-third of one per cent, en Personal
One-half of one per cent, on Income.
���Two thirds of one per cent, on Real
Two ud one-half per cent on Wild
One-half of one per cent, on Personal
Three-fourths of one per cent oa
Assessor and Collector.
January 2nd, 1896,
Goal Mines Replatiaji Act
Examination (or Colliery Managers
Cer.ifleaies ot competency
Notice is hereby given thai an examination ior Managers Certificates of Competency under the above named Act will
be held at Nanaimo, on or about the 2nd
Thursday of April, 1896. Candidates
intending to piesent themselves at such
examination must, on or before the ist
day of April. 1896, notily such intention
ts the Chairman of the Board irom whom
all information as to particulars can be
Applicants for examination must not
be less than 23 years of ane and must
have had at least two years experience
underground in a coal mine (or mines).
Along with the application they are to
send a certificate of service from their
present or previous employer.
TAKE NOTICE that there will also
bean examination held at Union in
August month, 1896. This examination
ii for. the same object as the one above
referred to which is to be held in Nanai-
ma   For particulars applv to
Chairman of the Bo ird, Nanaimo.
Nanaimo, January 9th, 1806.
Surgeon and Physician
(Gradaatc of the University of toronte,
L. C, P. *t S., Ont.)
Offloa and residence, Maryport
Ave., next door* to Mr. A. Grant's.
For Runt��� Th
Enquire of R. P. Edwards
nice,*Mrm rooms.
Hours for consultatlon-9 to lo a m.
a to 4 and 7 Miopia
0. Brans, Union,
The burdens the dark ages saw upon ear
forefathers hare bat* renii-ved, on* by one.
Each c-mtiiry eee. a great ohange for the
better aa tbe increasing light dispell the
gloom of ignoranot that enslaved and brut*
alistd man. The steps by which ha haa
climbed have been amended only by Mrnsst
effort; aod everything we enjoy from tae
baud of science ia tha reward of former oon*
diets with ignorauoe.
The mints of the valley, however, an still
about u��; while the andiinl-etl mountain
tow-re into the olear Uae of heaven, bejci.d
the pathw ty of the thunder stern, where
shines forever the ohanglng lighia of other
worlds. We an bat infants oa the strand
of the wide deep ocean, whose tides wash
other shores unknown to as,
Par reaching and strange ae oar conjees
nns may lie concerning tke coming nun,
experience teaches ui that p-uaiuly he may
excel our fondest dreamt of hia excellence
in mechanic, agriculture, aad the useful
arts and sciencee.
We are moving wish accelerated motion
la the direction of the oomplete emaacipa
tion of our raos. When the history of our
timea ia read, two oeutnries heaoe, without
dtiu-tt it will bo sharply oritioiznl, as to ev.
,ry luetom we nave, aad our governments
alee which live hy aad beast of, their ex-
celleuce in Noieutitic deatreetion of human
life, u���der the pretest of war. These popple, too, wiil lio little in advanoe of as com*
pared with ihoae of tke ttflh ofthe fntnre
leeuturiee, and ao on until the cousn .ma
tion of all   human possibilities is attained.
Fields uf thought uow uuhesrd of, ao'en*
eee to ua ouknowu, industries and invei tione
beyond our comprehension, will occupy their
dail) attention, aod uuntrilrore to their com*
foi t aud neceneitiei The whole ea- th will
Iw hie dwelling place, and the question of
distance of aiunll import. No desert, spots
will remain, aud ao complete will be his are*
tern nf commerce, thae practically, all teas*
nns will bleod in complete harmony. Un.
ior theae new snrronudmge ho will lire aa
the _���_ of hie new world," aad standing
oa lhe pinnacle of tho achievement of all
Ate; he will bear tke true image of his
I 0. Evans.
For fehraary lit), and 17th at Cumber.
In, I Hall.
Pianoforte Selection      Mrs. O'Dell
Old Ble.* Joe Mr. W. B Sud h
Hon _ to Mai hat Misa Abrams
Recitation.. .Tlio New Church Organ	
Mis. Tarbell
Oomiug thro* the Rya Mrs Arris
Swauee River Mf����r��. Walter., I'tagte
and W. B Smith
Highland Step Danes Mr, A. Benton
Bagpipe. Mr, Maaree
Pianoforte Soleetiou Mrs. O'Dell
We better Hide a Wea... .Mrs. Moore, Mr.
Riohard.nn, Mra. O'Brien and Mr   Wileea
Huntmg Tower Miss Tnraball
and Mr. McRae
The Blue Bella of ner.ieml.. .MietO. Piket
ud Mra. Moore
N inoy L.o Mr Cast
Threl 0.. M tt-fe ol Ue.. _ra. P. B 3.nith,
Mih **��lly Piket and Mia, W.t.ou
Daily and Jun.... Dr au-1 Mra. Weetwood
Anld Laug 8>w Mr. Richardson
Fall Ciiorn*
Tickets flfty cent.   Cm be obtained from
anv of  tbe roeaibere  of Trinity Church
Two entert.iinm nts of a very r*ea��ant
character are promised for next month.
They will be given on the evenings ol
March 18th and 21st respectively, by the
Union Brass Bind for the purpose of
enabling them tn be properly uniformed.
The first entertainment will be a grand
masquerade prise bill, and the secon 1 a
first class concert. Full particulars will
appear later
In this connection it may be proper to
state that the band since its organisation
has received by way of contribution, etc.,
in all $465.7$; that its expenditure up to
the present time for instruments, music,
etc., has been $391.15, leaving a balance
in the hands of the treasurer of $74.60.
Those who have subscribed, but not yet
paid are requested to hand the amount
due to Mr. John Thompson, R. S.
Robertson, or G. H. Robertson, and
greatly oblige the band, The treasurer
will be pleased to exhibit a detailed statement to any persons interested.
We have now in a large and assorted
stock of fine groceries.
Is well stocked with fresh meats, turkeys,
geese, ducks, chickens, fruit and vegetables. ���
Mcf hee & jjjoofe
Ballusky���At Union, Feb. ist,  Mrs,
Ballusky, of a daughter.
JOKES���At Union, Feb. 2nd, Mra.
Jones, of a son.
The total coal, domestic and exported,
shipped from Union during the month of
January aggregated 31,606 tons.
The San Mateo Ielt on the 29th Jan.
with 4,300 tons of coal for the Southern
Pacific at Port Los Angeles.
The tug Vancouver left Jan. 31st with
176 tons of coal for the electric tramway,
Feb. 1st, the Richard III left with 1,616
tons of coal for San Francisco.
The tug hope left on Feb. ist with ir.4
tons of washed nut coal for Victoria,
Feb. 2nd, Ihe Tepic left with 433 tons
of co.il for the C, P. R. and Sugar Refinery, Vancouver.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4th, at 6 p.m. at the
Presbyterian cnurch, Sandwick, Mr.
Lucius Robert Cl-fle, of Comm, and Miss
Alice Mary Marshall, of Union, were
united in the holy bonds of matrimony,
the Rev. A. Tait officiating. A large
number of friends were in attendance.
Immediately after the cereinonv the
���bridal party repaired to the residence af
Mr. John Grieve, where thev dined, and
Mr. and Mrs. Cliffe held a reception.
The happy couple will, sensibly omitting the usual wedding trip, settle down
at once to housekeeping in their own
house on the Grantham road. Mr. Cliffe
is well known and highly respected
throughout the district and Mrs Cliffe,
while nnt long a resident here, is much
esteemed by her acquaintances. The
Niws offers its very hearty congratulation!.
���AMD SSil Si-UDE
Saturday evening the Union Iim*
Band complimented Mr. James Dunsmuir. President of ihe. Union Colliery
Co, at the residence of Mr. F. D. Little,
wilh a serenade. The band played quite
a number of pieces in a manner that
would have done credit to a much older
nrginaiatinn. They were made the recipient of $50 for which they desire to express their thanks.
A Frenchman by the name of Russeau
working at Union wharf wat arrested
and fined $50 tor selling liquor to the two
Indians elsewhere mentioned as having
been lined lor drunkenness. Magistrate
Abrams is, we are glad tn know, disposed
to give this class of offenders Ihe butt
end oi the luw,
We have received a map calendar
executed by the Province Publishing Co.,
ol Victoria. The map represents British
Columbia, divided into electoral districts
and districts into ridings, nnd ts a most
creditable piece of work, especially for
this province. It is only just to say 1h.1t
it compares ment favorably with an,thing
of the kind executed in the east,
Therirgan rcriiat  and  song  scivice
which, o��in-< t-i Mrs. Q'Dell's illness, thd
not take place last Sunday, will lie given 1
on Sunday next after the usual evening
I desire to state tn the public in contradiction to the rumor afloat, that I WAS
Nor thk informer IN any case against
Williams & Bitrbcr,
Union, Feb. 4th, 1896.
Yesterday we received a box of lovely
flowers from Mr. W. B. Anderson, of
Comox Bay; they were grown in his yard
How is this for our climate? There were
crocuses and tulips, nestling in a bed of
dewy moss.
The passenger fare between Union and
Ihe wharf will be one way���40 cents;
round trip 75 cents. Trains will be run
in connection with the Joan.
The police last night raided Freemasons House and arrested the two
bankers and destroyed the gambling
HE ball given by
Hiram Lodge A. F.
St A. M., in Knighti
of Pythias hall, at
Comox Bay, on Fri*
dav evening was an
unqualified success.
The storm which
prevailed on ihe gulf
prevented a larger
attendance, and
many from Denman
Island were unable
to attend.in consequence.
The music was furnished by  Messrs.
Oave Roy, Richardson, and A.
leader of Union Brass Bund.
The hall was tastefully  decnraled  by
Mr. Ken. Sharp, H. Stew art aad others.
The   supper���provided   by   Mrs.    S.
Cliffe, was bountiful and excellent.
The floor had been waxed and wat in
perlect condition for dancing..
As floor manager, Mr. McKentie rendered most efficient service, and deserves
the thanks of all jn attendance.
The programme contained twenty-four
dances and eleven extras.
It was five o'clock a. m. before tha
"Ball was Over," and I heird soma young
men exclaim, "Oh whal a diliereace in
the inorningl"
Among others present, wat Mitt Raper
of Nanaimo, who is the guest st Mn.
Moore of Union.
Many ofthe ladies' toilettes *Mrt) de*
decidedly handsome and chic
The snow is all gone.
Work at the grad.ng on tht coat) orcn
ground has been resumed; tubjecti nf
ttie "Mickyduo" are mostly employed.
The Chinese complain about thit cUst of
cheap labor cutting them oul in certain
lines of industry; and when referring to
them stv "Alice same Siwashee."
Tlie local Indian population wi h visitors from Cape Mudge, had a general
jubilee last week, finishing up Friday
night with a grand carousal, at which
gambling, (lancing and "fire chuck" were
indulged in ad. lib., and winding up with
? grand march before Judge Abrams,
assisted by a special constable to tht air
"Gin a Bobby take a body
Loaded up with Kye.1'
As a hilarious buck described it next
day "Wc had a helora time."
the washer worked steadily last week
and turned out a large quantity of coal.
What we want nnw is to get the coke
ovens going, and following them iron
smelter, or blast furnaces. There is
plenty of iron on Texada, and any quan-
tiiy of fuel here. Wed ihese two and the
result will be an industry lhat will be Ihe
permanent making of Uinun wharf and
Union mines.
I nerd hardly sny lhat if the fate of
England in its wars with Uncle Sam,
Kaiser Wilhelm, and Paul Krueger, depends un the loral residents of Union
wh.nf, Bruons never, never, never shall
be slaves.
The American papers tell us that the
Florida militia has been called out to
repel the Flying squadron. We have
decided to ask Qualicum Tom to assist
us in repelling the Florida militia. Btood
tliey say, is thicker than waier, but all!
it is not so thick as Comax mineral water
which coursing through our veins, nerves
us to dare anything,
Sevemv-six passengers came down on
thc coach from Union Friday morning
last. Ju-.t think of actual).- sitting and
taking in the scenery, and the odors of
Cathay at our ease���and no collection
taken up either. We can appreciate this
after Ihe Old Country fourth-class
coaches we have been using.
The Richard III after a three weeks
wait has finished loading.
Two or three small craft are being
fixed up for prospecting purposes in
northern inlets as soon as the weather is
settled. *^*\NC*Cfc^
a kehtdcky horrorT ! THE PHILIPPIC JAILER.
Lynchers Bnrn and Shoot
aud Woman.
a Man I" Sirs, What, Must I Do to
A special to the Louisville Commercial Irom Lebanon, Ky., nays:
Within two miloH ol thlH elty laBt
nigh t n relentless niub burned a woman to death und riddled her gray*
hatred paramour with bullets.
Ttie affair was the outgrowth ol the
old story uf it faithless wlte and a
revengeful husband. Several months
ago Doveres, a middle-aged widower,
was uecused by Thomas West, a prosperous tanner, ol Intimacy with Mrs.
West. A quarrel followed, lasting until West Instituted divorce proceedings and declared thut Doveres must
die. The men met in Lebanon. West
snapped his revolver, whicli missed
fire, und Ileveres killed hhn on the
spot. On the plea ot scU-de'ence the
murderer secured ball and scandalized
the neighborhood Uy immediately
taking his two daughters and moving into West's house. The relatives
of the innrderrd husband sworo vengeance, and last night it came.
Close to 1 o'clock a band of men
rode up to the West homestead and
demanded atltnittaiico.
>' Tom West Is dead. Now It's your
turn," the spokesman called, and
Deveres und the woman awoke to find
their house surrounded. Mrs. West
rushed to a darkened window and
began a wild, hysterical plea tor
merey. A dozen bullets answered her
cries, and the demand lor immediate
surrender was repeated. Deveres,
too, asked for a hearing, but his request was greeted with a shower ol
" We'll givo you ten minutes to
open up. Thon you burn," said the
mob's leader, aud his men quietly retired from the door. A hurried consultation was held Inside the house
and then, white and terror-stricken,
the little girl ot Deveres was thrust
out to plead with the niub. Clad in
her night-robe, barefooted and unprotected, she bravely walked out
Into the moonlight and sobtied out a
prayer tor hor white-haired father'a
" Get out. Toll re liable to be shot
yourself," a rif.fiun said, and tlie
panic-stricken child tied to the cabin
of n negro neighbor.
Mrs. West then appeared at the
door, nnd, reterring to her delicate
condition, mnde a last appeal for
mercy. It wub unavailing, and in another moment the house was tired.
The shrl.'ks oi tho ImprI oned wretches-
failed to move tlieir torturers, who,
aB the flnmes reached the room where
the couple were living, could see man
ond woman In the agony ot death by
the lire. Just bo'ore the roof fell,
the woman was seen to reel across
tbe room and plunge headlong iuto tbe
flre-plnce among the burning conls,
and tliere Bhe died. Wild with pnln,
Deveres at tbe last moment made a
dash for liberty, bnt a score of bullets
stopped htm half a dozen steps from
the door.
Tills morning the Uttle girl led her
negro protector to the scene nnd
there the bodies, scorched beyond recognition, were found, untouched by
the lynchers.
It ts not Improbable that thc scenes
of Inst night will bo re-enacted tn
the vicinity shortly, ns the outrage
haB aroused the most intense Indignation among thc people of the county.
Because ol the fact that West's relatives linn threatened vengeance, there
ls a strong belief tliat they aro responsible tot Inst nights crime. Tlte
uncertainty, howevor, as to just who
was Implicated line so tar prevented
farther trouble.
Tlie child of Deveres, who was n
witness to the trngedy, Is dangerously 111 ns the result of the (right
ami exposure, but upon her recovery
she mny be able to Identify some of
the lynchers. The night Wne brilliant with  moonlight.
LOST $200,000.
Itiley Gruiinun, thc wonderful plunger, lu ouce luui-e ou the rugged edge,
says the Ctueiiiuuti Enquirer, Gran*
nun, wno, ail_r losing $iiio,UJO at the
spring meetings ut l.atonia, Oakley
ami some ot the eastern tracks, again
got a start, and, beginning with ,*j7ll,
Increased his lurtiiae tu -*>_0l),l)()0, is
once mure " cluso tu the cushion." lie
intimated that he intended to Invest
at least "iii-ln.II ut his !ji_0il,0D0 win
In New York real estate, but ho did
net pursue tills wise pulley, Anyhow,
news conies Irum thc 1'ueltic slupe
tliat the great plunger Is duwn to
Ids  last few dullars.
itiley Oraunan's "tips and downs"
oa the turf totally eellp.se thuso of
uny plunger the turf lias ever known.
From au bote) olovator boy he be*
eauie au opulent buukniaker, with a
bank roll of uver $100,000, Then Die
fickle dame Ohanged her mind, and,
Instead uf smiles, frowns wero the
young plunger's lut. Ills hank roll
rapidly fadud, and onco more he was
down to the common level of a
"tout." Thon the fickle dame took
another switch, and onco moro he
went up the line and had "money to
burn." The chances are 1.000 to 1
that tbe great plunger will never
ngain get where he was at the close
of the last spring meeting at Morris
Park, when he had 15200,000 In cash.
A couple of young women were
making tholr way along Market
street yesterday through the rain and
mud, when a well-dressed man going
the same direction looked back sharply   as  he passed  them.
"Well, what's that fool staring nt?"
snapped out onc of them loud enough
lor the stranger to hear them,
"Pardon me," he plended as he tipped his hat; "I had no Intention of
being rudo, but I was Just wondering
what kind of a girl it was that camo
down town on a rainy dny with a
hole In her stocking. I know now.
Thanks.  Good morning."
feature* ut the Agitated Jall'Keeuer'a
_uery of Paul anil subs���Ur. Talmage
Descants od the Courteous, 1'raetlcal
and Earnest Character or tbe Question.
Washington despatch says: The
closing discourse of the year Rev. Dr.
raltnage chose a subject which appeals to the unconverted everywhere,
namely: The Phlllpplan Jallir. The
text selected was: "Sirs, what must 1
lo to be saved V"���Acts xvl��� 10.
Incarcerated in a Phlllpplan penitentiary, a place cold, and dark, and
damp, and loathsome, and hideous,
unlllumlnated save by the torch of
the olllclal who cornea to see If they
are alive yet, are two ministers of
Christ, their feet faat ln inslrumenta
ot torture, their shoulders dripping
from the strqke of leathern thongs,
their mouths hot with inflammation
jf thirst, their heads faint because
they may not lie down. In a comfortable room of that same building, and
amid pleasant surroundings, is a paid
ifllcer of tne government, whose busi-
aess It is to supervise the prison, II
la night, and all Is stilt In the corrl-
lors of the dungeon save as some
murderer struggles with a horrid
Iream, or a ruffian turns over In his
chains, or there is the cough of a
dying consumptive amid the dampness; but suddenly, crash! go tiie
walls. The two clergymen pass out
tree. The Jail-keeper, although familiar with the darkness and the horrors
hovering around the dungeon, Is startled beyond all bounds, and flambeau
In hand he rushes through amid the
falling walls, shouting at the top of
hts voice, "Sirs, what must I do to be
saved V"
I shall proceed to characterize the
iuestlon of the agitated jail-keeper.
And first, I characterize the question
ae courteous. He might have rushed
In and said: "Paul and Silas, you
vagabonds, are you tearing down this
prison? Aren't you satisfied with disturbing the peace of the city by your
infamous doctrines? And are you
now going to destroy public property?
Back with you to your places, you
vagabonds!" He said no such thing.
The word of four letters, "Sirs,"
equivalent to "lords," recognised the
majesty and the honor of their mission. Sirs! If a man with a captious
spirit tries to And the way to heaven,
he will miss It, If a man comes out
and pronounces all Christians as
hypocrites, and the religion of Jesus
Christ ae a fraud, and asks Irritating
questions about the mysterious and
the inscrutable, saying: "Come, my
wise man, explain this' and explain
that; if this be true how can that be
true"���no auch man finds the way to
heaven. The question of the text was
decent, courteous, gentlemanly, deferential,   lira!
Again, I charaeterlie this question
ot the agitated jail-keeper by saying
that It was % practical question. He
lid not ask Why God let sin come into
the world, he did not ask how Christ
could be God and man In the same
person, he did not ask the doctrine of
the decrees explained or wanted to
know whom Cain married, or what
was the cause of the earthquake. His
present and everlasting welfare was
Involved in the question, and was not
lhat practical? But I know multitudes of people Who are bothering
themselves about the non-essentials
jf religion. What would you think of
a man who should, while discussing
ihe question of the light and heat of
the sun, spend his time down in a
coal cellar, when he might come out
snd see the one and feel the other?:
fet tliere are multitudes of men who,
in discussing the chemistry of the
tfospel, spend their time down in the
dungeon of their unbelief, when God
all thc while stands telling them to
come out Into the noonday light and
warmth of the Sun of Righteousness.
The question for you, my brother, to
discuss It not whether Calvin or Ar-
mlnlus was right, not whether a
handful of water In holy baptism or
a baptistry Is the better, not whether
fore-ordlnAtlon and free agency can
Im harmonized. The practical question for you to discuss, and for me
to discuss, is, "Where will I epend
Again, I characterise thin question of
tht agitated jail-keeper as one personal
to himself. 1 have no doubt he had
many friends, and he was Interested in
lheir welfare. 1 have no doubt he
found that there were persons In that
prison who, If the earthquake had destroyed them, would have found their
ease desperate. He ls not questioning
about them. The whole weight of his
tuestlon turns on tbe pronoun "I."
'What shall I do?" Of course, when
a man becomes a Christian be immediately becomes anxious for the salvation of other people, but until that
point Is reached the most Important
question Is about your own salvation.
"What is lo be my destiny?" "What
are my prospects for the future?"
"Where am I going?" "What shall I
lo?" The trouble ls we shuttle the responsibility off upon others. We pro*
phesy a bad end to that Inebriate, and
terrific exposure to that defaulter, and
awful catastrophe to that profligate.
We are so busy ln weighing other people we forget ourselves to get Into the
scales. We are so busy watching the
poor gardens of other people that we
let our own dooryard go to weeds. We
are so busy sending off other people into the lifeboat we sink in the waves.
We cry "tire!" because our neighbor's
house Is burning down and seem to be
uninterested, although our own house
Is In tbe conflagration. O wandering
thoughts, disappear to-day. Blot out
this entire audience except yourself.
Tour sin, it it pardoned? Your death,
is tt provided for? Your heaven, is it
secured? A mightier earthquake than
that whleh demolished the Phlllpplan
penitentiary will rumble about your
ears. The foundations of the earth
will give .way. The earth by one tremor will fling all the American cities
Into the duet. Cathedrals and palaces
and prisons, which have atood for
thousands of years, will topple like a
ehHd's blockhouse. The surges of the
���et will submerge the land, and the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans, above the
Alps and the Andes, clap their hands.
What then will become of mef What
then will become of you? 1 do not
wonder at the anxiety ot this man of
���nv text, tor he wss nnt only anxious
about the falling of the prison, but the
falling of a world.
Again, I remark: I characterise this
question of the agitated Jail-keeper as
one of Incomparable Importance. Men
are alike, snd I suppose he had a Bcore
of questions on his mind, but all questions tor this world are hushed up, forgotten, annihilated ln the one question
of the text: "What must I do to be
saved?** And have you. my brother,
any question of importance compared
with that question? ls It a question
of business? Your comr*"m s��mse tells
you that you will soon cense worldly
business. You know very well that yot
will soon pass out of that partnership
You know that beyond a certain point
of all the millions of dollars' worth of
goods sold, you wtii not handle a yard
of cloth, or a pound of sugar, or a pen-
ny's worth. After lhat, If a conlin
gratlon should sweep all Washington
Into nshes it would not touch you. ant:
would not damage you. If every cash
ter should abscond, nnd every haul,
suspond payment, and every Insurant'*,
company fall, It would not affect yuu
Oh, how insignificant ls business thit
side the grave with business on tin
other side the grave!
Oh, what a question, what an Important question, ls there any question that compares with It in Importance? What ls It now to Napoleon 111.
whether ho triumphed or surrendered
at Sedan, whether he died nt the Tull-
lerles or Chlselhurst, whether he was
emperor or exile? Because he was
laid out ln the coffin ln the dress of a
field marshal, did that give him any
better chance for the future than If
he had been laid out ln a plain shroud?
What difference will It soon make tc
you or to tne whether ln this world we
walked or rode, whether we were bow-
ed to or maltreated, whether wc were
applauded or hissed at, welcomed in
or kicked out? while laying hold ot
every moment of tho future, and burning In every splendor or every grief,
and overarching or undergirdlng all
time and all eternity will be the plain,
startling, Infinite, stupendous question
of the text: "What must 1 do to be
Again, I characterize this question
of the agitated jail-keeper aa one
crushed out by his misfortunes, pressed out by his misfortunes. The falling of the penitentiary, his occupation
was gone. Besides that, the flight of
a prisoner was ordinarily the death of
a Jailer. He was held responsible. If
all had gone well, If the prison walls
had not been shaken of the earthquake, If the prisoners had all stayed
quiet In the stocks, If the morning
sunlight had cailmly dropped on the
Jailor's pillow, do you think he would
have hurled this red-hot question from
his soul tn'to the ear of his- apostolic
prisoners? Ah! no; you know as well
as I do It was the earthquake that
roused htm up. And It Is trouble thai
starts a great many people to asklni
the same question. It has been so
with a multitude of you. Your apparel Is not aa bright as It once was.
Why have you changed the garb? Do
you not like so'lferlno, and crimson,
and purple as well as once? Yes. But
you say: "While I was prospered antl
happy those colors were accordant with
my feelings; now they would be discord to my soul." And so you have
plaited up the shadows Into your apparel. The world is a very different
place from what ft waa once for you!
Once you said: "Oh, If I could only
have It quiet a little while." It ta too
quiet. Some people say that they
would not bring back their departed
friends from heaven even If they had
the opportunity; but If you had the
opportunity you would bring back
your loved ones, and soon their feel
would be sounding In the hall, and
soon their voices, would be heard Id
the family, and the old times would
come back, just as the festal days of
Christmas and Thanksgiving���dayt
gone forever. Oh, It Is the earthquaki
that startled you to asking this question���the earthquake of domestic misfortune. Death is so cruel, so devouring, so relentless, that when It swallows up our loved ones we must have
some one to whom we can carry oui
torn and bleeding hearts. We need s
balsam better than anything that evei
exuded from earthly tree to heal the
pang of the soul. It is pleasant tc
have our friends gather around ua and
tell us how sorry they are, and try
to break up the loneliness; but nothing
but the hand of Jesus Christ oan take
the bruised soul and put it ln his
bosom, hushing it with the lullaby of
heaven. O, brother! O, slater! the
gravestone will never be lifted from
your hearts until Christ lifts it. Was
it not the loss of your friends, or the
persecution of your enemies, or thf
overthrow of your worldly estate-
was It not an earthquake that started
you out to aak this stupendous question of my text?
But I remark again: I characterize
this question of the agitated Jail-
keeper as hasty, urgent and Immediate. He put It on the run. By the
light of his torch as he goes to look
for the t.pofltles, behold his face, see
the startled look and aee the earnest*
nefta. No one can doubt by that look
that the man ls In earnest. He must
have thnt question answered befort
the earth stops rocking, or perhaps he
will never have It answered at all. Is
that the way, my brother, my slater,
you are putting this question? ls It
on the run? Is 't hasty? Ia It urgent? Is It Immediate? If It It not,
It will not he answered. It Is the urgent and Immediate question of thi
gospel Christ answers. A great man;
are asking thit question, but they
drawl It out, as If they do not mean It.
Make It an urgent question, and then
you will have It answered before an
hour passes, before a minute passes
When a man with all the earnestness
of his soul cr.es out for God, he finds
htm, and finds htm right away.
One must take the word ot an Archdeacon, or I should be Inclined to request further particulars ln the case
ot the patron whom Archdeacon Wilson mentioned at tho Conference at
Carnforth the other day. A certain
living���so sold the Archdeacon���had
fallen by denth. Tho patron summoned
to him his legal adviser, who explained that the presentation must
be entirely gratuitous. "But," ndded
the lawyer, "I will bet you ��1,000
that you do not present my son-ln-
lnw." Curiously enough, the son-ln-
law was the lucky man.���London
Hr. Dickey, Minister of Militia- will
Introduce a bill to arm tho forces
Witt te-a-Uetfertl rifles.
Grover C���I think I'll let out the twisting to a commission.
They Could Make It Vary Warm for
Few places lend themselves st
readily to tho purposes of delence a*
the narrow straits that separate tht
Sen of Marmora from the Aegcai
nnd are known ns the Dardanelles
Ou either side of the narrow water
way nature seems to have consplrec
to rondcr difficult the passage ol
the invader. Nor has roan beet
backward in assisting her designs. I'j
the erection of works of delence aloas
both shores he has endeavored ti
improve by art the natural eapablll
ties of tlie place.
The Itrst signs of fortifications thai
meet the eye on entering the chnn
nol uro the twin forts ol Bedd-ul
llnhr and Komn-Knl'li, on the Euro
pean and Asian coasts respectively
guarding the entrance of the passage
which here is eome five miles broad
The old forts at these points an
stone buildings, very much out ol
date now nnd containing some tenoi
twelve Palxhan guns. New battertet
have been erected near the old one*
and mount t.-n Krupp guns on tht
Aslnn, and four Krupp guns ol
twenty-eight centimetres on the Bu
ropean shore. This point pasted, tht
channel widens oonsitUrsbly befort
na mowing to Its least width, opposite
the town ol Chanak-Kalch, other
wise known as Dardanelles, Iron
which the strait takes Its name. Thit
ls the key of the whole passage,
Here lie the chlel worke of detenu
on either coast, which, by their mu
tual d. fence, If properly manned, wll:
render a successful passage almoat
Impossible. On the right, or Aslai
side, rise the works of L'knnak
Knleh, consisting of a main redan
mounting at l.'ast one Krupp gun ol
85 centimetres and an earthwork,
also arm tl with Krupps. Close tt
these modern works ts an old ston*
cnstle possessing nine bronze gnns
whicb, with th ir stone shot, are uow
more curious than effective. In tbt
town Itself, which Is built on a flat
point nntl enjoya a considerable trad*
In wine and pottery, are some larg.
military mngnitnos and a milltarj
On the opposite coast ls tbe old fori
ol Kllid Bahr, at the foot of a steel
hill, Its towers overlooked by the new
tort, built on higher ground, and
known by the name ol Fort Natua
zleh, a recent work, and one of tbt
greatest Importance, both from Iti
position and its armament, which eon
slsts of twenty-four Krupp guns ol
rarions calibres, the whole work being
supported by three batteries, caol
mounting four guns. It is difficult tt
imagine any place more admirably
suited for defenca than this exceed
ingly narrow ja.t of tho channel, com
mantled as It ts by works armed Witt
modern weapons antl to wliich nn ad
dttlonal advantage ls given by a turt
in the channel, wliich obliges ailvnnc
Ing vessels to slacken speed whet
Just opposite tho forts. And onco be
yond this dangerous spot success doot
not necessarily await the Incoming
ship, which still finds many forts, old
and new, rendy to open tiro on li
from either shore.
On tho European sine are the forts
of Delrmen-B.iuruoii nud Tclinin-Bour-
nou, the termor now, the latter old.
but with n newly erected earthwork
In Its vicinity; while further on He
Forts Multos anil Bokhall-Kuleh, and
a battery nt Kella Tepe, all modern
nr modernized nntl mounting modem
guns. On the Asian shore beyond Fort
Chanak-Kalch wo hare Medjldleb
Fort, with sixteen Krupp guns, and
this Is succeeded by Fort Klnseh*
Knleh, an old stonework, and then by
the Nagara group, consisting of at
old fort with thirty-seven guns, a new
earthwork! with eleven Krupps, and
two new redoubts commanding tht
whole and each mounting eight guns
This exhausts the list of hattcrl <a, and
It must be confessed that the array
ol works Is a formidable one, and tht
muztles of no less than sixty-seven
Krupp gnns on one side and forty-
eight on the other, all bearing on tbt
channel, render Its successful passagi
enormously difficult.
Along each shore a good road eon
nects the works, which are further
united by a telegraph line. There la
howevor, one weak spot tn the detenu
of the Dardanelles, wliich Is the ex
poaure to attack trom the rear of
the forts on the European sido. Ad
army covered    by a sullicient   fleet
might, without much difficulty, land
on the coast of the peninsula, either
ln the Oulf ot SnroB, or on the coast
opposite tlie Isle of Initios. Once established on the peninsula it would Its
an easy task to seise the earthworks
on the European shore of the Dardanelles, the gorges of which are, as a
rule, open, nntl offer little resistance
to attack from the rear. With these
commanding torts In Ills hands, an
enemy could subdue those on the opposite const sufficiently to cover the
passage of his fleet. To prevent this
a larger garrison and some good
works nre required In the Peninsula,
but here, It ts believed, want of
money stands in the way. Such, then*
Is a brief description, given by an
English writer, of the defences of tht
Dardanelles, comprising some forts
whose strength has quite pasted
awny, and others, placed generally on
higher and more commanding ground,
whose powers of resistance to an enemy's fleet advancing up the Dardanelles enn perhaps scarcely be overestimated.
l-'trat Came Into Popular Uae During tha
Ituiwo-Tiif ttlith War.
Thc origin ol tho word " jingo * it
interesting at this time, when one Is
conironteti with it so often. At tlie
time oi the close of the llusso-Turk*
ish wur, which, as all reuilers ol history know, terminated so disastrously
for the Turks, und caused a leeliug of
apprehension in England thai tho ltus-
siuns were bent on taking Constantino, le nntl the ultimate dismember
nunl of the Turkish Empire, a change
which could not be tolerated, the public feeling fouud expression la England upon the stage In puutomluxw
and ln tlie music halls, hy numerous
patriotic songs, Uno of theso was
as follows:
The dogs ol war aro loose; and the
rugged Itusslun Bear,
Full bent oa blood and robbery,  bas
crawled out of his lair.
It seems a thrashing now and then
will never help to tame
Tliat brute, and so he r, out -upon tho
same oil game.
Tho Lion ilia his best to give Mm some
To crawl back to his den again���nil
efforts were no use.
He huugored for his victim, he's pleas- -
ed when blood is shed ;
But let us hope his sins may all recoil
on his own head,
We don't waul to tight, but, by Jingo,
if wo do,
We ve got tho men, we ve got    the
ships, we ve got the money, too.
Wc fought the bear before, and while
we re Britons true,
Tlio Russian.*, shall not have Constantinople.
The song became most popular and
was heard on every street corner,
from every organ grinder and was
whistled by every bootblack. Shortly
after this, the election campaign began, ln which Gladstone, the head of
the Liberals, attacked the Tory party,
then lett by the Earl of Bcttconsfield,
who was ln power. Tho Tory foreign
policy was ridiculed, nud they were
stigmatised by the Liberals as " the
party of bloodshed, glory nntl Jingo.'-
From ttie time of this election' campaign, which resulted In tbt defeat
of the Tories and the accession of tho
"peace party,' Gladstones 1880 administration, the word " Jingo,' has
b on used to denote an Individual or
section ol a party ready to rush,
without mature deliberation, into all
the horrors ol war.���I'lttsburg Dispatch.
Ktigliiml le the (.reattist C'oneamer of
At a rough estimate, remarks tht
Purls correspondent of .the Telegraph, It ls computed that ths
world's annual consumption uf champagne amounts to nn average of i'l,*
000,000 bottles. England beads the
list with the greatest consumption*
followed by America, though whether
this last ie Intended to represent the
United States alone or the whole of
the two divisions of the continent Is
not stated, Australia at one time
was woll to the fora, but It Is stated
that the recent finanelal troubles
there have bad an ill effect on the
consumption. The Russians bare always had a partiality for champagne, but France, on the contrary,
hardly wets ber lips with It, Some
one has, however, questioned the
genuineness of the champagne that Is
quaffed In such quantities by tht
English and Americans.���Westminster Oasette.
Bishop Relnkens, ono of tho leadens
of the " Old Catholic" movement,
died at Berlin on Saturday.
���The Samson. Kennedy & Co. stook
was sold yesterday at 72 8-4 cents on
the dollar. *e****>f'***e_****t*e*_p
After a quarter ol an hour of pioneer's work he gained a broad path,
and saw on looking up that
he was close beneath the
house. The ground floor and
first floor remained dnrk, but the single window of the second floor wus
Hg-hted up.
Surprised nt first that Lolseau had
not closely fastened his shutters, Servon reflected that he must consider
that this precaution was useless. And,
tn truth, the mysterious tower looked
down from such a height upon ull the
low-lying houses that only the occupant of a balloon could have seen ln
��t the windows.
Besides, tne light might bu a signal.
But the peculiar coaiurimilion of the
place added much to tlie dl.ftculty,
and tbe viscount was iu danger of
having hud his Journey  for nothing.
He was racking his bruin to tliluk
of an observatory, when the tall tiee
���gainst wliich he ran in the darkness
Save him an idea.
Servon, brought up In the country,
had been a splendid hand ut climbing
for magpie's iiests when a boy, and
he felt thut his hand had not lust Its
eunnlng. And, ior the matter of that,
he had no choice; he must climb the
tree or confsss himself beaten. He
mado up his mind to sucrlllca his
trousers, and eveu his skin, which was
little accustomed to the rough contact of the biiiK of an cun ; he grasped
the trunk with the ardor of twenty.
The ascent was long and painiul,
snd his hanus wero In a terrible state
when he succeeded in seating himself
pretty coniiortably in the topmost
fork of the treo. He bestrode a limb
strong enough to have borne a rhinoceros, und at his back he had, us a
kind of rest, the principal trunk of
the elm. Fifteen yards at most seii-
arated ttie tree from the houso, and
Hervon was perched a little higher
than the window. He would see at
last I
The spectacle which his eyes discovered on plunging Into the room
exceeded in strungeness ills wildest
dreams. The room was lighted by
one lamp suspended from the ceiling,
and Its light leu strocgiy on the walla,
which were completely hung with
block. In tbe middle of this tomb-
like place a man was on his knees, and
apparently praying, le front of him
rose an object which Servon had somo
difficulty ln making out, and which
he took at lirat for another man
standing against the watt He saw
afterwards that tt was a suit of armor. The crest of a strangely-shaped
helmet gleamed tn the light of tbe
lamp; the cuirass and thigh-pieces,
less brightly lighted, seemed to be
more tarnished, but it wus certainly
a suit ol armor of the time of the
Middle Ages before which Monsieur
Lolseau was prostrated.
At this unexpected sight the viscount fell into a state of profound
stupefaction. What form of worship
eould It be wkich this singular individual was observing ln the heart ol
Paris ? Was he praying to a letish,
like thc ncgro.-s of the African coast ?
Sorvou wondered iu vain. Ho could
find no explanation. He was confounded, stunuetl. Thero was certainly one explanation, ii ho could admit
to himseu thus Li.i.-eau hud gono mud;
but thut penect servant had never
betrayed the least symptom of mental aberration.
It was marvellous.
Lost in uniusenieut, tlie viscount
was staring his hardest at this wor-
mhlpper of armor, whon his attention wus attracted in another direct-ton. In spite of thc gusts whicli
luriously lushed the tree iu wliich he
waa seated, Sorvou fancied lie distinguished the sound of u door turning
on its rusty hinges. The nulso came
from beluw, from tlie direction ot the
street which run aloug at the bottom
of the garden. Soon all doubt was
Unposslb.e. Two men were mounting
the elope, walking with slow and
measured tread. Servon, certulu oi
beiug unseen, peered downwards ; but
the ulgut was so dark that tie only
'-Ustluiguished two lorins moving towards the house. His excitement wus
���to great that he hold his bruutli, us
li the strangers couid liavo heard him.
The new-couiora passed by so closely
that tliey disappeared lu the shadow
thrown Ity the tower, and tlie viscount lost sight ol them, but almost
immediately he heard the sharp, sonorous sound oi threo blows ou the
door of the ground-floor.
Tlie elect of this appeal was lu-
The shutters ou tho second floor
a/ei'fl closed, aud the light dlsup-
"Who's there ?" askcil a hardly uud-
ible voice irom wltiiiu. One uf tho
visitors replied, and Servon heard
*-,iiao unuie with uu English termination ; such as Parker or 1'ulmcr.
The vlscouut learut uothlug from
this name, but ho ccrtuinly fannied that the voice was nol unknown
to bim.
His uncertainty was not of long
Thc door opened; a man appeared
and tbe light wliich he hold lu hla
hand falling upon the stranger's face,
lighted up the features pf���Mosieur
de Pancorvo. The viscount had not
beeu inistakon, then; tho footman
and tbe loreign nobleman were acquainted, All his conjectures were
Justified, and he felt proud of his
persevering perspicacity. Christopher Columbus must have experienced
some such feeling when he discovered the shores of America.
The two visitors entered, and the
door closed behind them.
The curtain bad fallen at the most
Interesting point ot tho play, for tlie
door of the ground floor was secured
by thick bolts which only allowed a
faint gleam of light to escape, and
there was nothing more for Servon
to ate from hts post of observation.
At sood as he had made certain that
the coulnimluttoii wus ubuut to take
place out of sight, he determined to
descend, and the more gladly that his
lolty perch began to be very uucom-
As soon us he reached the ground
ui.- first thought wus to stain!
against the house and endeavor to
overhear tho conversation; but���and
this proves once more the oiunipo-
teuce of an idea ou the human mind
���this net ot listening at doors wus
repugnant to him. For hours, aud
eveu for days past, Servon had boen
doing nothing else, but the form In
which it was done prevented the
sacrifice ol n principle. Upon this
occasion ho was seized with such
scruples that he deeidctl lo heat a retreat.
And, as a matter of fact, ho had
seen tjuite euough. Monsieur de I'ancorvo was ou an intlinato footing with a servant. Tho proof ot
this relationship was sufficient to
put Servon ou his guard against these
two rogues, for he now regarded them
as such. As for taking upon himself the task of ridding the world
of them, it was one which did not
suit hini ln the  least.
These short reflections over, he
walked towards tho gate and arrived
there without mishap, but his final
climb was not a happy one. His
foot slipped when on top of the wall,
and he fell heavily on the first step.
The worst part ol this fall was,
that the poor viscount hurt himself
very much. Close to tho gate was
an iron scraper, intended to clean tho
boots of visitors, a wise precaution
In that muddy neighborhood. His head
struck against this iron blade, which
was still very sharp, although very
nisty, and Inflicted a deep cut on
hts forehead. When Servon rose,
quite stunned by tho blow, he was
bleeding copiously, nnd tho prospect
of remaining scarred for ever caused
him to loel anything but cheerful. A
hundred times lie enrsed the stupid
curiosity which had brought him to
this den, and, quite confused nnd
sore, he took his way back to ParlB.
The storm had abated a little; but
tbe night was still dark and rainy,
and Bervon very luckily met no oue.
Tattered and bleeding as he was, the
first policeman would cortainly have
taken him olf to the station. The
viscount reached his friend's house un-
percelved, and threw off his muddy
and blood-stained rags. He made
haste to put on the outward semblance of a respectable man.
An honr afterwards Servon was at
home, In front ol a good fire, bathing his forehead and swearing, a little late ln the day, that he would
not be caught again doing the work
ot the police.
The viscount passed the next day
at his fireside and ouly wont out tn
the evening to go to the club, with
tho intention ot not remaining there
long, und of going to bed early, for
he felt worn out. Moreover, the ridiculous gash in Ills forehead was still
quite fresh, and forced hlra, in order
to avoid awkward questions. to
keep his hat on; an act ot rudeness,
however, which could shock no one,
for It ls very general ln all clubs. It
ls an English importation.
It was nino o'clock; the club was
almost deserted. Servon found neither
Monsieur do Pancorvo, whicli was not
extraordinary, as tho theatres were
open, nor Monsieur Lolseau, who
ought, however, to have been there.
The scones ot the night before had
Intensely excited the viscount's curiosity, and in spite of all the vows
which he had made to himself he was
very nearly going to the steward and
telling hlra ot tho strange nocturnal
occupations of his subordinate. A club
footman who spends his nights In worshipping suits of armor in rooms hung
with black is a rather too eccentric
idea, and eccentricity is only allowable ln gentlemen. But Servon reflected that tt would be the height ol
bad form to conoern himsell about
the acts of a servant. Besides, he had
determined to diBinlsB all tbouglits ol
this stupid affair, and, nftor mature
reflection, he left to Providence tho
task of punishing vice and rewarding
virtue, and wont home to bed.
The next morning, about nine
o'clock, he wns enjoying that morning
dozo which Is the must charming of
nil slumber, with nil duo deference to
those who love to see the sun rise,
and was In a atnto between sleeping
and waking. Under these conditions
ono does not pay much attention to
any sound. Tin; bell In his room, which
was ringing vigorously, appeared to
him like distant music, and ho turned
over with IiIb face to the wnll. But
tho tinkling sound was renewed, and
finally became so distinct that the
viscount was thoroughly roused,
After having henrtily cuisetl his servant, who had taken it Into his head
to be away at such a time, he rose
and decided to go nud seo what cause
could have prompted this enrly peal.
Scrron opened his door lu a very bad
humor, and found himself face to face
with a gentleman who was quite unknown to him.  Was he a gentleman 1
Not exactly, although ho was pretty
well dressed. There was nothing particularly remarkahlo about his face.
The squareness of his figure and the
shape of his shoulders betrayed an
old soldier; but. as a matter of fact,
he might equally well have been an
Insurance ageut, or a sheriff's clerk.
Tlie Individual most politely raised
his hat, Inquired whether It was really
to the Viscount Henri tie Servon tliat
he had tbe honor of speaking, and
said, tn a soft and insinuating voice:
" Monsieur Charles de Precey begs
that Monsieur Henri de SJervon will be
good enough to call upon him this
morning as Boon as possible."
41 Very well," replied tho viscount
drily; " I will be there In an hour's
Upon this the man made a movement to enter, as If he proposed to
await Servon inside; but as the latter
began to close the door he did not
iuslst, took off his bat again, and
Very little pleased at the prospect
of going out so early, the viscount
wondered as he dressed himself whatever that confounded Precey could
want with him at an hour when, at
a rule, he was fast asleep. Servon
finally concluded that his friend, having become involved in some quarrel,
wanted his assistance, and he thought
that, amongst all tho Inconveniences
of a duel, one of the most disagreeable is that one wliich forces people
to leave their beds at unearthly hours.
However, he finished his toilette nnd
started off towartls Ills friend's house.
After ho had gone a few steps and hnd
arrived ln the Alloc des Veuves, where
ho hnd once been so nearly strangled,
the viscount saw that It wus going
to rain, and aa Precey lived somo distance off he determined to take a cab.
Ho had already hailed a driver,
when he heard his name pronounced
in a low tone. Turning round, Servon
found himself face to tace with tho Individual who had rung so loudly at his
bell. The man bowed moro politely
than ever, and said with a most engaging manner:
" Excuse mo, Monsieur Vlcomte, I
can save you a fruitless Journey. Monsieur de Precey is not awaiting you
at ids houso, but at the police commissary's, wlio lives closo to here."
At this unexpected remark poor
Servon's stupefaction was complete,
and his astonishment soou gave way
to a fit of anger. He felt much inclined to send flying Into tho gutter
this complacent gentleman who was
so anxious to spare him a useless
Journey; but ho reflected that this
would have been ridiculous, und succeeded ln regaining his self-possession.
"What stupid Joke ls this?" Buid ho,
taking a very high tone.
"It ia not one at all, I assure you,
Monsieur le Vlcomte," replied the
stranger, "and your presenco at the
commissary's  is indispensable "
On second thoughts servon reflected
that Pirecey might have got into
some trouble and required to be Identified ; so he said more quietly: "Very
good; I iuu ready ; take  mo there."
The stranger made a low how and
began to walk, not in I'rout of Servon,
but on his left, without, however*-,
permitting himself to approach, too
closely. Tho Journey was not long, and
after a few minutes' walk Servon ascended a narrow flight of steps, and
on the first floor of a. building tho
word "Office," written in large letters on a yellow door, Informed him
that he had arrived at his destination.
ThiB time liis conductor was careful to walk behind him. Thc viscount
opened the door and walked In. He
was at once struck by tho desolate
look of the place. It was certaialy an
office, since there were tables, desks,
and even threo clerks who wero
writing in a corner; but it smacked
of the prison, the pawn shop, or the
hospital. He inquired of one of the
clerks what lie was wanted for. The
tatter, after having glanced at him
in a way whicli the viscount was
quite unaccustomed to, replied:
"Sit down and wait."
The tone in which this was suid
gave Servon food for reflection. The
idea hud not yet struck him that it
was for some reason affecting himself personally that ho had been
brought on this unexpected visit to a
functionary whoui ono does not ordinarily come to see lor pleasure. But
he had noticed that his guide had
takea a seat on a form, beside u
policeman, and that this polite man
looked like a detective. Servon had
not time for much thought, for a
door opened and he saw a person
inuke his uppeurancc about whose
profession thoro could bo no mistake.
The commissary, for it was he, bowed
to him, begged him to be good enough
to step Into his private room, und
there, after having seated lduisolf at
a desk of un unmistakably official
statu]),  he pointed to  an arm-chair.
An embarrassing silence succeeded
this almost solemn entrance. Thc
Magistrate turned over a bundle of
papers and took some notes.
The viscount, beyond meusure surprised, waited for him to ask liim
some questions. Niuid idy his eyos fell
on an open newspuper, the first page
of whicli was lying in front of hlui
on a corner of the desk.
It was tho Police Gazette,
At the top of the first column the
following words appeared in large letters :
Vaguely Interested In this sensational title thc vlscouut begun to read
an article which commenced as follow*; :
"Whilst the storm of last night
wns raging over Paris a terrible and
mysterious drama wus being enacted
ut Montmartre.
"At tin: top of the hill, and quite
close to the parish church, a house
whicli for long post ha-s boen uninhabited was thc seeue of a crime, of
which at present neither tho cause
nor the details are  known."
At this passage Servon. who was
reading mechanically and chiefly In
order to keep himself In countenance,
started; then, suddenly, by un Impulse which he could not control, ho
took up the paper and read eugerly:
"For about the last six months,"
continued the article, "tills house
has had for Its sole occupant a man
whose habits were most singular, lie
received no visitors, enmc homo very
late, nnd went out beforo daybreak.
This morning n woman who lives close
by, astonished at seeing a door on
the tes-raco open which tlie tenant
had always carefully kept shut, had
the curiosity to enter It, and saw at
the entrance traces ot blood whicli
continued ns far ns tlie garden. Very
much ulnrmed, she went and Informed
the police commissary, who at once
visited the Bpot, nnd saw that a terrible crime had Just been committed."
When the commissary ��nw Henri dc
Servon absorbed In the iierusnl of the
pnper, which had evidently heen
left there on purpose, he left off writing and looked at the young man, en-
den vorlng to read In his face the sensations which ho was experiencing.
The viscount, not Imagining that he
was being watched, continue!) to read
" Tn a room situated nn the aecond
floor a corpse was lying in a pool of
blood. It waa that of a well-dressed
man, still young and   very   strongly
built. He appeared only to have succumbed after a desperate struggle,
for he was covered with wounds. The
last one, wliich had reached tbo heart,
must have caused death. It was not
possible, on the first examination, to
determine what was the deadly instrument. Weapons of varous kinds
wero strewed here and thero on the
floor; others were still hanging on the
walls of the room, which hail a most
strange appearanee. Entirely hung
with black, It had the appearance of a
mortuary chapel, and-a fact which
would make it appear that it had
been inhabited by a madman���a skeleton was found there wearing a brass
helmet and a buff suit of armor of the
time of Louis XIU. As for the mysterious tenant, he had disappeared,
and evorything points to bim as having been the murderer, although certain circumstances would mako It appear that he had had several accomplices. Traces of blood discovered on
the terrace prove thnt the victim, ln
tlofending himself, lind wounded his
assasBlns, and this circumstance will
no doubt help to lead to their diacovery. A largo crowd has been collected
about tlie house all day.
" Wo learn, at the moment i
to press, that the victim has J
identified. He ls a rich ft
Monsieur de P., who recently
in Paris. It ls believed that
enticed into a trap, and cor
ideations would seem to con:
murder with the nocturnal
which have lately become so 1
It ls even said that a pro
chance has put the police
true, of one of tho assassi:
shall keep our rentiers Inform
progress of this case, which
to rank among the most sei
ones of our day."
In proportioa us lie contln
Ing, Servon's surprise gave
the most Intense Interest, ni
he arrived at the end of tl
he was so absorbed that
completely forgotten where
seated. On raising his head,
met thoso of the commissary,
noting on his lace the tract
violent impressions which w
ing in his mind. The unfortt
count grew pale under this
searching look which seeniec
trate his soul; he started, li
himself, when tho magistrn
out taking his eyes off hin
a drawer of his desk, took
some object, handed it to I
" Doos this belong to you,
It   was a   small   Russlai
case containing visiting cart
"Yes, certainly," stammere
" tho pooketbook is mine; I
knjow I had lest It."    An |.
followed tlds reply, whicli
viscount had some difficult
Ing distinctly.    He   seemi'
weighing upon him   the
look ol his formidable que"
he experienced the vague
a yet unknown danger.  1
regained to a certain exti
possession, antl   continue!
most careless air  -that
sumo: " I do not suppose,
was to   restore to me an
such trifling value that yon] sent one
ot your men to Bummon me Jlist now."
"Certainly not," replied /the commissary, without taking hUi eyes off
him. And he added, measuring his
sentences, and emphnsisttg each
" Tlie pooketbook was found yester-
dhy morning at the door of a X-nrden
���of a garden belonging to a lujuso at
Montmartre. On the door ti-hero It
was picked up there was blood. And,
look, there are a few drops on the
pooketbook." And he pointed with his
finger to some small dark spots on
the cover.
In Victor Hugo's " Les Mlscrnbles"
thero Is a superb chapter entitled, " A
Storm In tho Brain."
And In truth something very like a
storm wits raging In Servon's brain at
that moment. It seemed to liim that
ull his Ideas wero becoming confused,
and yet ho grasped with Incredible
cicurnesB all tho events which had
succeded ono another during the last
forty-eight hours. Ho perceived all at
onco their terrible consequences, some*
what like a man who, ln the midst
ot u quiet walk, sees suddenly a precipice yawning at his leet.
The unhappy viscounts fare became
livid, and he had great difficulty In
articulating two or three tllsjoiutcd
"1 don't know; I can't think where
I  lost tlds pooketbook,'-
Tho commissary did not eeaso to
look nt him as ho played his sorry
part, nnd Servon read nnmlstakoablc
scorn ln his oyea.
Ile must have thought: "Here ls
a cowardly villain."
" Tho victim or the odious crime
committed List night at Montmartre,"
continued the commissary slowly,
" was Monsieur de I'ancorvo, ono of
your friends.'
Sorvon mado a sign of ill-sent.
" An acquaintance, at least. He
was vory rich, und It Is supposed thut
ho was drawn Into tut ambuscade to
be robbetl and murdered. You recognize,  as belonging to yourself.     tills
pooketbook, which must have boon
dropped by one of the murderers, or at
loast by ouo of tho witnesses of tho
The viscount would have replied, but
his voice fulled him; his emotion overcame liim.
" It Is possible,* continued the commissary,' that circumstances as yet
unknown to justice may have led you
to his house at thc moment when a
crime was being committed; but In
that ouse you must frankly explain
them. In your own lutercsts I en II
upon you to speak straightforwardly
��nd without reserve.''
This lust request was made in a
moro gentle tone. It gave Servon
a chance ot confessing, which would
certainly have been his wisest course.
Unfortunately, he was far from seeing
it In a kindly Intention ; he suspected
a trap. Passion took away from hini
much of his customary good sense,
antf he could not control his first Impulse.
" Sir,'- snid ho, arising abruptly, " I
have no reply to make to a ohnrge
which my past life and my position
In tho world might have protected me
fr>>m. If my porkethoolt wns present
at a crime. I wat not there, and il
It no part ol my duty to explain tc
you the death of a mn n whom I knew
but slightly. But I would huve yos\
remark that for a man to engage la
murder and robbery he must be lb
great need ol money, and I have aa
Independent ftortune."
This disdainful justification appeared to make very little impression on
the commissary, who contented himself with saying, with an Indlffereues
wnleh   was evidently  forced:
" You have been recently wounded I
your forehead shows the mark of a
As a matter of fnet, the deep gash
which Servon had made when lie tell
at tbo door of the garden, had hardly
closed, and marked his skin like a
long red wale.
This supposed proof, of which he ua-
tlcrttood all the danger, completed
the  viscounts exasperation.
"And whnt is that lo you?'- he replied, gesticulating.
"It Is singular, continued the commissary, unmoved, "your hands art
scratched, too.' And In truth there
wore to he seen on them the very np*
parent marks left Iiy the thorns la
the garden.' One would say tht
marks of flneor-nnlls. Now. sir,
compose yourself, sit down, and listen
'A^irPtliyt' i*ft*Freutclier"can 'preach'
with effect il his head is stuffed up
with eold, or If he Is a sufferer from
catarrh. It Is not surprising, therefore, that we find the leading clergymen of Canada sneaking so highly of
Dr. Agnows Catarrhal Powder, for
cold ln the head or catarrh. They
know the necessity better than anyone else of being relieved of this trouble. Rev. 8. Nlcholls, of Olivet Congregational Church, Toronto, Is one
who hns used this medicine, and over
his own signature has borno testimony
to lis beneficial chnrat-ter.
One short puff of the breath through
the Blower, supplied with encli bottle
of Dr. Agnews Catarrhal Powder, diffuses tills powder over the surface of
the nnsal passages. Painless nnd delightful to use, it relieves In ten minutes, nnd pcrninneutjly cures catarrh,
hay fever, colds, headache, sore throat,
tonsilltis nntl deafness. Sixty cents.
Sample, with blower, sont for 10c. In
stamps or sliver. S. G. Detchon, 44
Church street, Toronto.
"Algernon Is very Interesting," said
Mr.   Cunirox's  daughter.
"What does he talk about ?*> lu-
qulrctl her father.
"Why, he's ever so woll posted on
Shakespearean quotations."
"Young woman," snid Mr. Cumrox,
"don't you let hlra deceive you. Don't
you let him make sport of your Ignor-
nnce. They ain't no sueh stock on the
Heart l,l*,.i,s,. of five  Vt-srs' .**ii,,,,lln*t 'At,
solutely Oured by IT. .\*-i,��>,,'<> C'nre for
llie  Htart���Orest  l.lf��   Seville   Itemed*-
_IVtt Keller In Thirty Minutea.
Tiiomns IVtry, Esq,, Aylmer, (Jue.:
"I have beon troubled for ubout fivo
years wtth severe heart complaint. At
times the pnln was so severo that I
was unable to attend to business. The
slightest exertion proved very
fatiguing, nnd ni-ct'ssltntod takiug
rest. I tried Dr. Agnew's Cure for
tlie rienrt, nnd obtained Immediate relief. I hare now taken four bottlea
of tho remedy, nnd nm entirely free
from every symptom of lionrt disease.
I hope tlits statement may induoe
others troubled ns I was to giv* thii
moat valuable remedv a trial.'-
Magistrate��� Will you leave the   town
if I let you go ?
Flippant Culprit���Sure thing. I don't
believe real estate In this section ls
worth carrying nway.
Next, to a clear conscience for solid
comfort give ino an old shoo. Putnam's Painless Corn Extrnctor removes tlte worst corns In twenty-four
hours. Putnam's ls thc only sure, salt
and painless corn extractor.
Josle tl'Loughlln, n girl.of 12, who
wns abducted from Buffalo on Octo*
lior 11th, has been found at Chlp-
pawa, Ont. Slio snys that she wanted to liecome a Protestant, nnd she
ran away because her father threatened to put her In n convent.
Consumption. LaGrlppe,' Pneumonia,
and all' Throat and Lung diseases are
cored by Shlloh's Cure. THE WEEKLY   NEWS, FEB.
Pui>:i.hed Every Tuesday
At Union, 8. C.
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Notices   of Births,   Marriages   and
Deaths, 50 cents each insertion.
No Advcriisment inserted for less thnn
50 cents.
The speech from the throne, delivered
at the opening of our local parliament
notices the prevailing financial depression, but -declares there are favorable
indications oi a revival; that it is proposed to assist in the 'establishment!of
creameries; that thc work of settlement
of colonies is to be continued by providing for a system of small holdings; that
arrangements are being made fnr carrying on coking on a targe scale; that thc
indications were that the deep set fishing
is to become a permanent industry, The
loan effected in London is mentioned as
satisfactory; attention is called to the
promising mining outlook in Alberni and
Kootenay; the spirit of loyalty evoked by
the strained relations uf the Imperial
government with foreign countries noticed
and regret expressed at the recent be-
reavment ofthe Royal family in the death
of thc Prince of Uattenburg. Nothing is
promised in railway matters,
It is much more likely that Turkey will
be cut up and parcelled out among the
leading nations of Europe than that she
will be allowed to pass under the control
of Russia. Russia has guaranteed the
Chinese loan and in turn received important concessions but England cannot
afford to permit Russia to guarantee a
Turkish loan and obtain in return Constantinople and thc control of the Mediterranean .Sea. Her aggressions must
be stopped and the sooner the easier.
She is already becoming a colossus
overshadowing Europe and menacing
India. Thc results of thc Crimean war,
won with so much blood and treasure,
must not be abandoned. And we do not
believe Russia wants war, and if she
cannot gain her ends without it, will wait
and abide thc chances of time.
We do not believe that England wi 1
purchase Cuba of Spain. The Americans
would naturally object to that island passing into the hands of any other European
power. It commands thc mouth of the
Mississippi, ai:d if in possession of a
strong nation, would justly be regarded
as a menace to the peace of the United
States. It is safe to say there is nothing
in the rumor.
THE Nanaimo Mail says;���As the
days and weeks go by the situation in
Nanaimo shown no sign of improvement,
the outlook only becomes darker. That
it is not nn honest, natuial depression
afflicting the town \s now beginning tu
be more than suspected. The sight of
six or eight ships at Departure Bay and
a bare harbor at Nanaimo has caused
more than one to hint at rtn nigger in the
fence.' Just whal particular species of
"nigger" it is���whether tin: old game of
freezing out shareholders or a preparatory move to lowering the men's wages
or introducing Chinese labor under
ground���we arc not prepared to say.
liut this we do say: the citizens of Nautii*
mo should put forth a united effort to
raise their town to a position superior to
the misfortune or intrigue, as the case
may be, af the New Vancouver Coal
As to the desirability   of   "getting
. move on'1 there can be no question.   We
I have already attempted to   indicate   the
direction the first "move" should take���
. namely, a substantial bonus to the Duns*
i muir company to connect their Extension
mine with this port by locating their men
j and shipping their coal from here. We
I are glad th note that our humble efforts
I in this direction have, on thc whole, been
favorably received, and we understand a
j movement is already on foot  having   for
us object thc holding of u public meetin*.,
to consider the matter.
Prince Henry of Uattcnbetg, husband
of Princess Beatrice, who accompanied
the expedition to A**>hami in a special
capacity and contracted fever there, died
on the 21st. Prince Henry Maurice was
the third son of Prince Alexander pf
Battenburg, uncle of Lud.vig IV., Grand
Duke of Hesse. lie married Beatrice,
fourth daughter of the Queen, in 1885,
and there are four children of the marriage. He was born Oct. 5, 1858, was
Governor ol the Isle of Wight and of
Carisbrowk Castle.
We notice that the Dominion appropriations for British Columbia as usual
are chiefly for the benefit of the cities,
It is true the mail service has been increased by $2ll}oou, but will we get any* ,
thing of it? Just $100,000 is granted for j
the new post office in Victoria, while this
district of between 4,000 and 5,000 inhabitants, gets only one mail a wceek!
A bill has been introduced into the
legislature respecting injuries by animal-*.
running at large, prohibit* allowing swine
or stallions to run at large at any time;
fains frnm ist August to 1st November;
and bulls from ist March to ist Decern* j
btr. Provision is made fnr fcturuig j
compensation Iron, the oWim rs -for d.inv
-i^es done by dog^'or sji'irio, '���
There is a very notable difference between the views of two English delegates
to the convention ofthe Federation of Labor now in session at New Vork. One of
them spoke of capital as thc enemy of
labor; the other said every man in the
room would, ifa capitalist, be as "wicked
as the capitalists," and advised working
men to prosecute their rights on business
principles. The latter knew what he was
talking about, the other showed himself
to be nothing but a demagogic agitator.
Capital is not the enemy of labor; labor is
only one form nf capital, It seeks the
highest market for its products just as
any other form of Capital does, and seeks
the cheapest market for what it needs to
buy. The employer of labor is not necessarily its enemy, and is, indeed, its best
friend up to the point where their interests diverge. Capital competes with itself;
thc capitalist who imports foreign goods
competes with the capital ofthe home manufacturer, and the home manufacturer
seeks to extend his own business without
any regard for the interests of the capitalist importer. Tiie capital ist who promotes
the useof electricit> in lighting is far more
the enemy of the capitalist who has invested in the manufacture of gas than
either is of  the labor the othei employs.
The delegate who said working men
should talk more business and less semi
ment told them a good sound truth.
Tin. mid wintor tnmilit-r ol tlm DtiUm-titoi
cuvi-ri the whole* ii- Id of HHMonable ftubim..-
wiiti itH hoc 11 stun imt ttiurougliuo-te. A very
prutty bahiul, fur aii-nu tlm ordinary m*g-
aziiii- -j-intnlmtiou,. hegint-. tlionu.iher. Mi-
Roger A. Pr>i>r Oonoluden he* i-iltiiira'il*
tjerif u nn thu -Social Code with a dtHuu-xnoii
nf tho variimB ways -if getting iuto Kooitny
Dc, Aum/U ���Schi-dt-der Wings puismml eX[iet
Ihiiot. tn hear in tilling (if the Ucilitua und
��� hdtaole** helore women who net ont to
atudy and practice medicine. -Sara Miller
K.irb> .���xp,ftii-H nhe poaaibiliuea ut Kinder*
gtii'tMti work at heme, bow a Iiuum] urn-,
he artistically furnished ur th-. lea.it money
u told by E-liisj. WeatlH-rspuou. Other Art-
icli'i with tnnuly iUustrattuuit, wun ihe u -
ual paged devuted to tlie now hooka, ten-
table ohat, knitting, tilting, ciocheta*.)-,
complete ihe nunibt-r
Hud-jorititnm preo of the Delineator 81.00
per i-ear or 15o. per ni--gle copy. A d ad-
all coimnuDiun-iijii.. to n-e D-lu-tutor Pub-
1 hing Co. L d , 33 K chtnoud at. West,
Toronto, Ont. 	
School and office stationery
;}t E. Pirojwy & Go's drug
Wc have nearly all our New Fall and Winter stuffs in Stock'
Don't you make a purchase without first taking a look through our
We mean tc do thc business this {all and have marked the goods
to sell. Drop in anyhow, when in Nanaimo. We will be more than
pleased to show you our stock whether you are buying or not.
49 Commercial tr'eet. dLOAN DC SCOTT. Nanaimo, B. C.
Manufacturers of Handmade and  Stock  Bricks.,
Special   Patterns Nnw On  Hand Fur Chimney  Head;., Cornices Etc
Eiverside Eote!^
Courtenay, B. C.
tabllshad 1377.
CAPITAL, 9500,80*.
-SH3P 183 YOUR
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Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physlelnns and Surgeons.
W-t hnvo ajipoi.itod Sir.  James  Abrams out collector until  lunaer notice, to whom all uverduo  accounts
"*ny ta paid.
7 Hox. 1H0B.
Society    Cards
I    O.   O.   F.,   No.   11
Union L-sdge, I. O. 0. P., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to, attend.
A. Lindsay, R. S.
Cumb :rland Lodge,
A. F _��� A. M , B. C. R.
Union, B. C.
Lodge nif-eis lirst   Saturday   in   e-icli
ninnth,   Visiting brethren are cordially
invited lo aitend.
James McKim. Sec.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.K .& A.M.,li.C.K
Conrtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
0. K., meet in theil lodge ruom over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday III 3 p, 111. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec.
 I ,	
Cumberland Encampment.
No. -j,  I. 0. 0. F.,   Union.
Meets (tsi and third Wednesdays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
J. COMB, Scribe.
Nel.-.on Camp No, 51 of lhe Canadian
Order of thc Woodmen of the World
meets every oiher Monday even
ing at 8 p.m. in Odd Fellows Hall, over
Leiser's store. Visiiing neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Join
On and after .Mar. 22nd, 1S93
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
ami freight may offer
Loa,e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. w.
"  Nunalmu for Comox, Wodiie-aluy, 7 a.m
Leave Comux lur Naimimo,       Fridays, 7 a.ln.
"     Nuaalmofor Viuiorla   *iutiuu--y. 7o.nt
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Sloro stieet.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time Table  No.   20,
To take effect at 8 mu 011 Monday, Ootob*-r
���23 1895,   1 rali.s run on l-ueitlu etHltuuril nine.
lllatly. ISul'ily.
I.v. Vlctoiia lot Nanaimo anil I A. M. I r. M.
Uollinuton I 8.��i 1  3iii
Al-. Nanuimo  I   11.40 I   13 38
ar. Wellington I 12.U0 I  O.M
I    A M   i   F M
I Dally.: SiiiMy.
Lv, HV1 inntni, for Victoria   I   ��.'.'u   I   3.S0
I.v. Nanaimo for victoria...   | 8*10   I a.!-"'
Ar, Violorllt.        I   12.20 I   7.1,0
fsVrt'.tl 'or Sunn'ea.  l'rumpt delivery.   Pel
ltd lil ..mi...iiU., (I.
lanaiio Saw lill.
Sasb and Dm
���o-:o *o- ��t���
(1*. 0. Drawer .ill.   Telephone Call, Mil
_-_** A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
Barber Shop   : :
- AND -
; :   Bathing
For rntel iuul info, mill Ion npi> y   at I'uiu*
pan)'- oIIIcoh
i.l'UN.-Hil'ilt, JOSEPH HUNTER,
Pre.idint. Gen'l Supt
(lea. Ei-elidit and Passonaer AKl.
We the undersigned hereby authorize
John Bruce to collect all accounts due the
estate of Robert Graham,
R. Grant *|
H. Hamburger >��� Trustees.
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next tothe Customs off.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men'.,, women's, and children's
shoes.    Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
Lowest CASH Price
Having pnrohuied the nb'-ve uf Mr. C. D
Ktiine, I i-liaUbe pleueed tnHce til
my old fiiendi*, aod an many
ij* w IH.U- ai may chnnae
to givu ui-8 their
pittrm age.
O. H. Fechner,
"PROP'RrE.TOsr. .
i -Jw��i-Wfj__j N,
1 cvm prepared to
furnish Stylish Rt(B
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. c.
(Beneath tht Silent MnoabeemH at Last)
You are greatly mistaken as to the
subject being changed from its original
object When Cupid speaks to the maid
ens, th* climax is not a matter of silence,
giving the lady the last ivord. You must
remember this is leap year and this last
word privilege belongs to me; therefore,
my impatience forbids me leaving you
alone. Mrs. Cupid would have trouble
on hand, but I would have it on foot as
the married man generally does. 1 am
very glad I lack the dexteritv of hand
you mention. It would torment me to
waste fifteen minutes putting  on a hai.
Certainly thc bachelor is obliged to
wait on hiinself,which he docs whistling,
"The girl I left behind ine," without any
fear of the, *'You hush; dont wake lhe
baby" nonsense Do not the ladies cook
because they arc hungry? and how could
it bt otherwise wiih us? Without doubt
the housewives would declare against our
.unking, as a mere matter ol envy.
Uul you speak of girls cooking. It reminds me of a girl, who was sent to prepare some coffee and tea, and returned
declaring she had strained off the cat)
fcage and bean*and did nol know how to
season them, they had such a horrid
ta.te, another girl who made the lire ia
the oven, and still a third who made
some light bread so good, lhat some unfortunate chickens, after eating it were
unable to leave the spot, until several
bricks were tied in their tails, thus
throwing the crnp end of the animals up
Irom the earth and enabling them to
walk. No bachelor in Union could
���excel this.
I do not think it fair that you should
explain awa> your leference to the coining man; and I an* sure I did not hint tc
the other ladies. But if I should hint to
you I could not tell you why in cold
newsp iper talk. This c iuld mly he told
you beneath the si i tnoouheams,
whore no voice is velcotnu ��� ivc th.it nl
answering  ; ivi        .' * ���   the   trembling
n blissful -.-. tasy, ui,-.ie tht maid con
signs her loveliness to die ulFet-iious ol
the conquering *,*vain, and two live*.
are made one forever.
The money order department closes at
7 p.m. Thursdays. Letters may be registered up lo 7.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Ap
ply fur boxes to arrive next month before
they are all taken.
TOIL SALE        *
Tetders will-Jul received for the pur-
chase ofthe Hetherington farm, being
Lot No. 107 on the pJRrial map of Comox
i.ont.lining about 200 acres more or less;
abom 1 to acres are under cultivation and
well fenced, with building and orchard.
Coal rights included, also about 200
acres adjoining. The farm can be
divided to suit purchasers
Panies tendering   will   stale   whethe
for the whole 400 acres or   for   the   200
acres of cle.vcd land or pari of it.
Tenders to be mailed to
10HN* MUNDELL, up lo
Feb 8th, 1896.
Bv order of THE EXECUTORS.
Persons using the mules and horses of
the Union Colliery   Co. without permission wil] be prosecuted according to law.
F.D. Litlle, Supt.
Having taken this house, except Ihe
bar, I shall he pleased to receive the
patronage ohhe public.
Hoard per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 cents.
T.J. I'iercy.
Payment hrs been stopped on a certain
cher.que payable to Mr. Homer, bearing
date January 21st, 1896, for good and
lawful reasons.
bancs: fob sale
One mile and a half from Union: contains 160 acres and will lie disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
All persons driving over thc wharf or
ortdges in Comox district taster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding lhe kegs and barrels of thc
Union Brcvery Company Ltd of Nanai-
mo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
8. OF T.
Unitn Division No. 7, Sons  of Temperance, meets in   Free   Mason's   Hall,
Union, every Monday evening at 7:30.
Visiting friends cordially invited to
M. J.  Henry
Nurseryman and Florist
P.O. address:���Mount Pleasant, Van-
eotiecr, D.C. Greenhouse and Murserj,
604 Westminster Road. Most complete
Catalogue in B. C���Free to your address
No agents.
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dunsmuir Ave, Union,
opposite to the The News,
where I will keep in stock and
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in iny
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, ancl carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
is respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
Notary Publio.
Agent, for the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company ol Lon
don and the Phoenix ot
Agent for the Provincial ,
Building and Loan Association ot Toronto	
Union, B C.
t.yy-y_c fze.ZyyyJ'y. eu yiyt-u y^&yZeji.
F. Curran
Officii Itoaui % McPhee & Moui-e B'lcl'g and at
P. 0. ten Alius   18.
Cor. 2nd and Dunsmuir Ave.
Gurnsey Tilden
Stoves, everywhere famous,
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AND    Repairing    .
takiancl Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
At thia Kew Boarding Honv, and Restaur*
aut yau can obtain Mials at ��5 centa and
cptvarda. Board and L'iriginga at ��20 per
CASH PLAN. If paid at the end of tho
month 82fi will bt invariably oharged.
-'������' ..). HAr-**>;GAN  Prat)
Take E. Pimoury A; Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
Investment security Savings Cd
Advances   money  for Building.
"jljn.gor  for Nanaimo,   Wellington
and   Cumberland.
Head office, Commercial Street Nanaimo, 11. C.
Miss Leigh-Spencer visits Union from
ihis date on everv bi/at succeeding payday, for collecting dues, and advancing
the Company's business. Parlies call at
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting following Thursday-
evening at 7.30.
Firo,   Life,   Accident   Insuranco,
Beal Estate.
Will handle all kinds of _ .ods,
inr tiding
Farmers Produce
Give us a call
I,   J,
Hon:e M Sip Fain
Jul 1
F"a, er-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
I will sell off my goods���
Everything for next 30 days
��**__T'hcy must Go
Take tbem at your own prices
COinggillluck; Person
Gat in the ine of th.-
Procession if you
T. D. McLean
���:JBWELEB :-
~2ZX02Z, B. C.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker in Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Office and Works  J^Jre*o��SSk ""
���tririoiT B. c.
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
Union Mines
Furniture    Store
A   Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Curt eland   Rugs,  ancl  our
woven wire
In "prate
U: inane
We conduct every branch ���( the
Undertaking   Busi ess   i-ic ding
Embalming, and k ep all n cessa
ry supplies
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Barsaparalln, Champagne Cider, Iron Phospkatus end Sympa.
Eottler of Iiiflerent Brando oi   Lager Bc-er,   _tei.ni Beer and _-_��-��
Agent for thu Union Brewery On-puny.
ES   I
na Livery
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done, .'.
_ 'I'he Host Cough Syrup,
aTlutei Cloud. Vne iu Uuio
aSold br Druf-gi-i's.
I presume we have need over
one hundred bottlea of Piso's
__ Curo for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advising othen
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���-TT. 0. MiLTENBERajm, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-,
plaints.���E. SnoRB*r, Postmaster, tigpi-ii5iif-ai'cM,;i,a*_
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894. fe?,y0ffS*'
Wall Paper
Paint Store
��� AND ���
Tinting ami
A  Specialty
Old Drug Store.
All   orders promptly attended  to.
Union,   B.C.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial Btreot.
kaj:a:iio,   33. c.
J. A. Ca'thew
*0*:tic:'.', s. c.
Nar.aimo Cigar Hactory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Bastion Street    ���    Nanaimo B. 0-
1     Manufociures   the finest cigars  *m_
I employes none but white labor.
j     Why purchase inferior foreign cigar,
j u lien you can obtain a st-rKRlo* AMI.
CU! foi the same Tjujney FARM AND_GARDEN.
The studious farmer ia learning tliat
the act or ploughing ia not merely
a mechanical operation, while thc
great bulk of ploughmen the world
over are without a single idea upon
this point. Soils vary and seasons
vary. Although many have mure or
less defined Ideas as to the necessity
for variation in treatment of these
soils, In time ami manner oi ploughing and working for the best results
do even tho most Intelligent practice the best they know.
Bulletins from tiie agricultural experimental stations should constitute
valuable additions to the farm library. The husbandman wlio fails to
keep well abreast of the times as to
the comparative value of the various modes of planting, cultivating,
feeding, otc, under the varied conditions Whleh confront hlin in ell ma to,
elevation, soil, moisture, in at a disadvantage.
The world moves. Ohl methods have
passed away. We do not stup now
to count the grains we plaut. We do
not plant iu the moon any more. We
are not satisfied with a full pall of
milk, if it contains but little butter.
Two blades of grass must now grow
where hut one formerly grew. Improved machinery and " advanced
methods now hold sway over the agricultural  world.
There is no business or profession
which requires so bright an Intellect
and so deep study to fully comprehend as thut of agriculture. This
fact Is really now beginning to be
realized. So many conditions and
circumstances confront the farmer
from day to day that scores of points
must Ite considered before a step can
bo judiciously taken.
To sow or not to now wheat was
once only a question within the
hounds of the local grist mill, imt it
le now one in which India and the
Argentine Republic figure as prominently and certainly. One year we
experiment with wheat as a food
for swine, and the next wonder how
we can afford to buy the seed. Really*,
the greatest need of the farmer Is
mom markets for his crops, rather
than more crops for market.
riant broom corn seed when the
ground iH dry and warm, and on
good land whicli is freo from weeds.
Let the rows be three and a half feet
apart, and the hills two feet; if ln
drills leave the plants three or four
inches apart. Too close planting will
not allow full development of the
plants, while too much room makes
the brush coarse and of inferior quality. Give clean cultivation.
If every farmer would select by
haud a few ounces of heavy wheat
for seed, and would plant these plump
grains by themselves the coining year
and observe the results as compared
with his ordinary seeding, wc are
satisfied that such an experiment
would lead him to greater care in the
selection of his entire amount of
seed forever after. Wheat which
weighs CO pounds to tlie bushel will
yield more flour in proportion to Its
weight, and is consequently more
valuable, pound for pound.
That a merciful man i�� merciful to
his beast, is not a new saying, and
It comes from the bust source of all
true literature. On the selfish side
of it we can add that he best looks
out for his own interests who Is
looking out for the comfort and well
being of the living things under his
We know not what kind of a procession will be brought up before us
in the Judgment day, when men are
fudged for their works In the flesh,
but it is too much even for this life
thnt we can look back upou a procession of raw-boned horses, staggering cows, frozen-combed chickens,
and stnrved cuts and dogs. We see
such everywhere.
If ever the poor sheep have a chance
they win bring riches to ths western former. Alfalfa is a particularly
good feed for them, and such mutton
is already celebrated. If pastured, it
mny bo kent In almost continuous
use, so rapidly does it spring up, and
If cut for hay, three nr four heavy
ernyw may be taken off In a season.
The expense of irrigation to give It
a start ran ho well  afford-d.
A sheep woHfl' $B shmild pay ���a
yearly profit nf JM5, Thus then1 pJhoulfl
be a p-*or1t of 100 por cent, on a farm
suitable for its ke**p'ng. Where mixed
farming is practiced, nnd hay, grain,
ronts and straw nre produced, and a
permanent pasture maintained. 100
sheep could be well kept on 100 ac-os,
and even morn than that fed well d urine tlio  winter season.
The next thing to plenty ol good
gf-apv for sheep is that they sliould
have free acce-stf to salt. If not kept
Where they can get at It at any time,
it should ho given th"in regularly
evory day. Ttmy nre Inveterate llckers
or wait, and it I*. conducive to tholr
gencat health. It Ifl the hert nf remedies fo** srrurs and other sheep .11**--
eflfles. Po nnt stint them while it Is
bo plenty  and cheap.
On a small farm, where there is
but n limited quantity of stock to
care fnr, the Ivtter plan, as a rule,
is to feed everything in the stables
or sheds. The needs o! the stock can
be morft closely noted nnd the waste
kept nt a minimum, and a bett-w
opportunity Is a'forded for saving and
applying the manure. Any extra
labor this may call for will lie more
than repaid.
A draught from a, hygienic point
Is worse than actual exposure. Many
n go* d liop.n* has be?U Crippled whon
standing where n. stream of Icy wind
could pnnr upon him. flatten up thc
cracks In the stable tight, every one
of them, even If ventilators must be
put In the roof; nnd look after that
roof : a drlezlo of thawed snow Is not
conducive to health or growth.
When our hny can not be stored in
the bam It Is n good plan to stack It
on the cold sides* of the buildings.
These stacks of hny, or millet, or of
straw, form nn excellent protection,
and nre convenient when nreded; but
thee can b* no better Investment
thnn oome nort of a roof ovtr these
exposed stacks.
Tin i.
common a_aln to which wo wore
accustomed bofore fungi, the cod��
Hu moth and blight of oue kind and
another became so destructive as
they are at the present day, when
all orchardlsta recognize the necessity of spraying the trees.
Let us fouow the same plan with
plants that wo do with the animals;
if one among many of the same kind
shows a, disposition to bloom earlier
than the others, or to have a grander ilower, seeds should l>e saved trom
It. It ls often possible to fix a character such plants seem inclined to assume.
AH fruits and vegetables should be
carefully cleansed, or pealed, if to Iw
eaten raw. 'Cellar mold on apples,
although often not noticeable, consists of more or less poisonous fungi.
Physicians say they have traced
oases of diphtheria to the eating of
���sucli fruit.
A good tree to plant upon permanent pasturo lands Ih the black locust.
It seems to encourage the growtli of
grass, especially blue grass, rather
thnn to retard it. The ground
should first be put in a good state
of cultivation; an old potato patch
makes a good starting point.
Light hastens tlie ripening process. All winter apples should be
gathered and placed in a dark place,
covered. Apples gathered eveu as
early as .September keep much longer than thoso gathered later, ond
upon this early gathering depends
the length of time that apples can
be kept  in good condition.
Tliat which has done mueh to give
the impression that tho growing of
small fruits was both expensive and
difficult has been tho putting of this
class or plants la the kitchen garden.
Usually this garden spo * was too small
before. To savo space the plants ave
nrowded nnn cultivation is too difficult, and a good yearly yield is out
of tho question.
Decay very rapidly propagates Itself. Any fruit which is In nny wise
injured will not last. Tho very
slightest bruise allows air to enter,
and what is a discoloration soon becomes a rotten spot, which destroys
not only the applo affected, but
others with which It comes In contact. Tho keeping quality -depends
much upon tlm care used1 in putting
them in the collar, and upon the
Young trees In an old orchnrd aro
a failure, not so much because*, th'e
ground Is filled with the' old root��.
but because the newer plants nre put
Into small holes In nu exhausted so'i
and where the surrounding trees shade
thorn. Large holf-ffl should be due*
and filled with fresh earth, nntl trees
as carefullv manured and cultivated
as when planting a new orchard.
Apples may be kept fresh and crisp
tho year round bv beeping them in a
collar which Is both dry and cool. If
this cellar Is well aired, dry, nnd free
from mould of nil sort***,- all that Is
needed Is to place tlie fruit upon
Bholvda or In shallow boxes, so that
thoy will not touch onc another: or,
If room bo limited, wrap thom each In
pnper. Or they can lie kept In perfectly dry sand, and kept from contact.
If a farm is run down In condition
thoro ts no better plan than to turn
one's attention to dairying, because In
producing butter less of soil is removed. There should be a choice of
foods with reference to the manure
product, and all the liquid manures
should be caught and preserved ns In-
vnluable. Let there he some goo'd Absorbent tn fix the ammonia In the
liquids; none better than land plaster.
It does not pay to feed two dairy
oows and get a product in milk which
should be received from one. Let
there be no fear lest tliere may bean
over production of good butter.
Whatever the grade, of stook, thelrst
results always follow tho best treatment and -k'ndnssa Is dollars and cent*"
to tho dairyman. We must not overcrowd if wewouil nvoitl tuberculosis,
The cow Is an early riser, nnd should
hav-s her morning ration early. Nor
Is there anything more essential than
regularity. Ensilage is nnt essential
with all Its excellence, if we properly
feed our bran and our grass crops.
The World's Fair dairy test goes to
prove that the dniry cow is a mnch'ne
capable of the most wonderful results
under the right 'kind of enro and feed
Many people are willing to pay for
appearance in butter as well ns tn
other things, and it pays, in marketing butter, to put it up In neat packages. The best in made from cream
wliich is ripened uniformly, nnd the
dairyman who undertakes to do wlthnut an tee house is working along
wrong lines. Above nli. he must
���know tho capabilities of his cows Individually, or there will be a leak for
every Item of profit, and ho be In
Ignorance ns to why he reaps no reward for all his labor, and disgusted
with life In general. In these times
the doing of one's bost Is the only
path wliich leads from failure.
Tho Dlmptfl Cheeked VII luge mhI.I
nuiiy not retain hor dimples and rosy
Cheeks "blooming with health," until she finds a good husband. A little
noglect or acoiaent may bring about
some one of tht many "fjmale" diseases and " weuicne ses," to which the
aex Is subject, and health mny be forever Unpaired, and hopes and happiness be at an end. Thanks to Ur.
Pierce, hi_ Fuvorit* Prescription, prepared by him for women, cures the
worst cases of uterlno diseases, ner-
vnasnoss, neura'.gu, irregulaities and
' weaknesses." It is a great invigorating tonic and nervine, and rapidly
builds up tint) health and strength.
Ur. Pierce's Pellets, for constipation,
slok headache, biliousness Indigestion.
Once taken, always in favor,
''Of course we must have n Christmas tree tor the children," she snid
"I suppose so. Some sort of a small
-'Yes." she replied, demurely. "T'd
like to have a fir tree around. Maybe
a sealskin sacque will  grow on It."
Ask your physician, your druggist
and your friends ab mt Shlloh's Cure
for Consumption. They will recommend tt.
Own Practice.
lielieve. ia Kecouiiuendlng An, Medicine
Thut Ue Know. Will Cure His Putleut.
-Think. Dr. WUIUnu* Pink 1-ilU a
Ureal DiMcovory.
"Akron,  Pa., April 24.   1S95.
Dr. Willl-un*' Medicine, Co.:
Gentlemen,���While it is entirely contrary to the custom ot the medical
profession to endorse or recommend
any ot the so-called proprietary preparations, I shnll, nevertheless, give
you an account ol some ot my wonderful experiences with your preparation,
Ur. Williams' I'ink Pilla lor l'alo People. The tact ts well known that medical practitioners do not, as a rule,
roco_nize, much less use, preparations
ot this kind, consequently the body
ot them have uo definite knowledge
of their virtue or l;u-k ot It, hut
soundly condemn them all without a
trial. Such a course is manifestly absurd and unjust, and I, for one, pro-
poso to give my patients tho best
treatment known to me, for the particular disease with which they nre
suffering, no mnttor whnt It Is, where
J. D. Albright,   M, D.
or how obtained. I was first brought
to prescribe Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills
about two years ago, after having
seen some remarkable results Irom
their use. Reuben Hoover, now ot
Koading, Pa., was a prominent contractor and builder. While superintending the work ol erecting a large
building during cold weather ho contracted what was thought to he solution, he having tirst uotlced It one
morning ln uot beiug able to rise from
Ills bed. After tlie usual treatment
for this disease he failed to Improve,
but on the contrary grew rapidly
worse, tho case developing into hemiplegia, or partial paralysis of thc
entire right sido of the body. Electricity, tonics and massage, etc.,
were all given a trial, but nothing
gavo any benefit, aud the paralysis
continued. Iu despair he waa compelled
to hear his physician announce that
his case was hopeless. About that
time his wife noticed one of your advertisements and concluded to try
your I'ink Pills.
"He had given up hope, and it required a great deal of begging on the
part ot hts wife to persuade him to
take them  regularly.
"He, however, did aa she desired,
and ll appearances indicate health in
this man, one would think he wan
bettor than betore Ills pnralysis.
"'Why,'snys he, 'I begun to Improve
In two dayt, and In four or five weeks
I wns entirely well and at work.'
"Having seen tliewi results I concluded that such a remedy Is surely
worth a trial at the hands of any
physician, and consequently when n
short time later I wns called upon
to treat a lady suffering with palpitation of the heart, and great nervous prostration, nfter the usual
remedies foiled to relieve, I ordered
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. The result
was simply astonishing. Hor attacks
became has frequent, and also loss
In severity, until by their ubo Ior a
period ot only two months, she was
the picture of health, rosy cheeked
and bright eyed, as well as ever, nnd
she has continued so until to-day,
more than one year since she took
any medicine, I have found these pills
a specific lor chorea, or, as more commonly known, St. Vitus' donco, as
benetlelul results hnve in nil cases
marked their use. As a spring tonic
anyone Who, from overwork or nervous strain during a long winter has
become pule and languid, tiie Pink
Pills wili do wonders In brightening
the countenance and In buoying the
spirits, bringing roses to the pallid
lips and renewing the fountain ol
youth. Yours respectfully,
J. D. Albright, M. D."
"Your sou Is studying art In Paris
I believe," sajd the man In the big
"Ho Is," replied the man with th.
gold-headed cane.
"Is ho doing woll?"
"He said ho wns tho last time thai
I heard from him."
"I suppose be can 'draw anything
now ?"
"Woll, I can bent him In ono lino,''
"What Is that?"
"Ho can't draw cheque*.**
By tills agency Nerviline Is mado
to penetrnt:- to the most remoten-rve
���every bone, muscle nnd ligament Is
made to l'e-1 Its b*n fleent pow r. Ner-
velino Is a wonderful remedy, pleasant
to even thc ynung*st child, yet so
powerfully far reaching In Its work
that the most agonizing Internal or
external pain yields as If by magic
Prince Frederick Leopold of Pru��
Mn has been formally Installed Grand
Master ot the Prussian Masonic
lodges. This dignity was last held
by the late Emperor Frederick whet
ha wae Grown Prlnw,
DUeomlltareof a Pretty Voung Woman ID
a Post Ollice.
New York despatch says: Monday
n pretty girl, attractively costumed,
tripped up to the stamp window ln
the post-office building, laid down two
cents and was given a postage stamp.
While she was moistening the paste a
draught from the corridor caused her
to sneeze. Out of her mouth [lew a
set ot pearly teeth, which a bystander
hastily picked up, and turned to pro-
sent them to the owner, but sho had
Then the teeth wero taken to the
superintendent, who holds them In the
name of the United States, as trustee
for the owner. If she does not appear,
and It is not believed that she will,
tho teeth will be confiscated.
A Medicine That Will Hulleve DIMtres.tng
Kidney iuul madder lil.ea.ein SU Hoar
Deserves Vour Attenllun.
Thoso who sutler from Kidney troubles sutler noutely. When some kinds
of sickness can be homo with fortitude, It is no easy mutter to exorcise
this vlrtuo when one is a sufferer
trom kidney troubles. Hope may
sustnlu a person when a medicine Is
being used that doctors say will eventually effect a cure. Hut wlio wants
to continue an agonizing course ot
treatment when a medicine like South
American Kidney Cure Is within the
roach ot everyone and that is so
speedy as welt as certain ln its effects? Tills ncw remedy has been
thoroughly tested by learned physicians, aud stands to-day ahead of auy
medicine used for this purpose. It
does not pretend to cure anything
else, but It does cure kidney disease.
King Alexander ol Servla Ib In the
matrimonial market, girls. Don't all
speak at once. The King ls a youth
who has inherited a vicious nature
from tils deplorably bad father; he Is
tall and ungainly In his appearance,
a boor In his manners, and he wants
a large���a very large���fortune with
his bride. Don't all speak at once I
Even the spinsters of Europe look askance at such a bridegroom, though
tlio crown that is dangled before their
eyes may prove too tempting a bait
to lie resisted.
A New Hamburg Cltlxeu Released Prom
Pour Mouths- linprl.oument.
Mr. John Kock, hotel-keeper, New
Hamburg, Ont.: " 1 have been a
great sufferer from rheumatism. Tbe
last attack commenced last October,
and kept me In the house four months,
whon two bottles ot South AmeriMn
Rheumatic Cure completely cured ac.
Had I secured the remedy when 1
first contracted rheumatism it would
have saved me months ol pain und
If you suffer from rheumatism or
neuralgia, do not delay, but try South
American Rheumatic Cure now. It
will relieve in n few hours and cure
radically In a few dayB.
A mustard plaster made arcording
to the following directions will not
blister the most sensitive skins: Two
tenspoonluls mustard, two teaspoonfuls flour, two tenspoonluls ground
glngor. Do uot mix too dry. Place
between two pieces of old muslin and
apply. It It burns too much at first
lay on an extra piece ol muslin between it and thc skiu; ae the ekin
becomes accustomed to the heat take
the extra piece of muslin away.
Nervous sys'tem paralyzed by nicotine means lost manhood, weak eyes,
and a general all gone l::ok and feeling that rnbs life ol Its pleasure. Tobacco Ls the root of many_au Impor
tent symptoms, nnd No-To-lBl a guaranteed cure that will "make you
strong, vigorous and happy In more
ways than one. No-To-Uac guaranteed and eold by Druggists everywhere. Book, titled " Don't Tobacco;
Snlt or Smoko Your Life Away." Ad.
Sterling Remedy Co.. 874 St. Paul
street, Montreal.
"My husband Is so poetic 1" said one
lady to another ln an elevated train
the other day.
"Have you ever tried rubbln' his
JintB with turpentine, mum ?" Interrupted a woman with a washing basket at her leet, who was sitting at
her elbow, and overheard the remark.
Constipation causes more than hail
tlio ills ol womon. Karl's Clover
Rnot Tea Is a pleasant cure for Constipation.
"We havo no use Ior bear stories,"
said the editor. "Our readers demand  something spicy."
"Well," sail the man with the manuscript, "this story is about a cinnamon  bear."
Karl's Clover Root Tea ls a sure
euro for Headache ami nervous dis*
oases.     Nothing relieves so quickly.
Be sure and us - that ol 1 and well tried
remedy, Mrs. Winslnw's Soothing
Syrup for children teething. Itsiothos
tho child, softens the gums, allays
all pain, cures wind colic and ls tho
best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty*
five cents a bottle.
FLORIDA LANDS of extraordinary
fertility: healthy location; !mtnen��
profits on winter-grown vegetable,
shipped to northern markets. N<
clearing, drainage or Irrigation need
ed. Low prltee: easy terms.*���W. J
Fenton, 20.1 Church street, Toronto
CASH PAID, or tableware, hour*
hold and farmers' supplies given ll
exchange at wholesale prices, for al
kinds of raw fart, viz.: Muskrnt. mink
raccoon, skunk, fox, etc. Ct>n_l__
ments solicited, large or anvil. Goo,
reliable men wanted to bay and eel
for us. Tbe .ueen SUverwou-e Hni*
D*uiy.  "
ISSUE NO 3 1896
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Kvery Canadian Stamp nsed between 18lJ
and 16911 ts valuable and worth from lOo. to $ltfl
each. I boy anyquanlity.ou theorljjinnloovei*
preferred; al��o all other kinds of stampa,
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+m��� i
f. E. Hamilton, B. A,, Journalist,
Linpist and Mathematician,
W. _,. Hamilton, B. A., T. C. D..
Chatham, has published a pamphlet,
"Peeps at My Llie," written In his
own inimitable style���u stylo that, as
will be seen from the following extracts, ls a huppy blending ol Socrates, Carlyle, Emerson und Artemus
Ward. Ilo Is as ingenuous in the narrative of his history and his sentiments us ever ltousscau was tn his
" Conlesslons," uud, while It doesn't
begin to be a biography���his native
modosty preventing him Irom telling
mueh that would come with good
grace irom another���it lets light In
on a somewhat remarkable career.
The Times man thlnkB his old fellow-
journalist dues less than justice to
himsell, but he respects his sentiments when ho says : "Alter all autobiography, unless by some king or
noted showninn, ls the misbegotten
child of morbid vanity and mothered
by faith In a patient publio���producing nothing but personal pronouns���
I, I, I, In capitals. The Frenchman
has a better chance with his modest
little ' Jo' und lower case ogotiBm."
W. E. Hamilton was born in " the
northeast upper bedroom of the Dun-
sink Astronomical Observatory ot
Trinity College, Dublin, May 10,
1834. He wns the son of Sir William
Rowan Hamilton, Astronomer Koyal
ol Dublin, and discoverer nf the prlu*
olplo of Quartcrnlons. W, E. nas had
a varied experience, lor which seo his
liook, and has a host ol friends ln
Chatham, bnt It Is safe betting that
not one of them ever supposed any*
thing less knottv than mathematics,
or less alluring than a Greek strophe,
or a Latin Iambus ever made an Impression on his heart. Tet how easily
one may be mistaken I Here we have
him confessing to a weakness for
"Henrietta" that has made and
kept a solt spot under his walsteoat
tor hall a century.   Hear him:
Left school for good. Home again
to the Observatory. Fell In love when
thirteen with Henrietta, same age.
Used to ohase her along tbe parapet
of the grapery. Was hopelessly,
madly smitten. We climbed trees together, but I never oould get her
higher than the second fork of the
"Hornbeam." To me, ahe had all tbe
possible graces of body and sonl. Did
ever ahort frock dlsolose more shapely
ankle T I waa tn the seventh, nay,
tho forty-seventh heaven. We were
evidently made for each other, though
of different types of feature. My hair
early, chestnut; hers dark na pall ot
midnight; my eyes deep blue, hers
unfathomable raven black���black aa
an Ink bottle. In the ecstacles of my
sublime passion I became humanised.
On Sunday, In the early summer
morning, while their fathers and mothers were snugly tucked under the
blankets, It waa the general custom
of a choice dub of boys, having previously secured a lusty tomcat, to float
him in a huge willow bowl on the
���till waters whioh covered a deserted
quarry. The cat, hating water,
stayed quiet, crouching In the centre,
with a faint "meeyou." Then our
terriers and lurchers wero loosed, and
swimming to the attack were soundly
scratched. When this became monotonous, I nnsllpped my Russian territ-r
from his chain as a matador. Hitting the side of the bowl with his
paw he cnpslied It, and Boon finished
the drowning mouser.
I resigned my Presidency of the eat
club. Nay, more���ench was the transforming nnd purifying action of my
new nifectdon���I turned missionary,
and tried to atop Sunday cock-fighting. All our gardeners -kept game
birds In the hay lofts, of the celebrated "Sooty Dun" breed, and used
to tight them under a huge chestnut
tree ln the paddock, ln the violet light
of dawn. I nsed to slip out of the
back door In my stocking feet and
bet marbles on the winner, bnt now���
Henrietta and I had been predestined, evidently, million* of agea ago,
to come together. With the coyness
of her sex, ehe kept me tantall��ed. I
suggested an elopement. Bhe neither
encouraged nor wholly discouraged. In
vain I tried to bring her to a decision.
With a hooked wire. I worked ont a
forbidden novel out ol the looked wire
door of one ol my father'a libraries.
From It, slightly changed, I picked
out a beautliul form of proposal. "It
Henrietta, the purest and most de*
voted affection���If the consecrated
constancy of a lifetime���11 the nioBt
assiduous sacrifices." Blushing, with
downcast eyelashes, she snatched her
forefinger away, and, leaving me
kneeling on a bunch of nettles, chased
a butterfly. In a more melting mood,
she came bnck, hinting thus, "affection, however eloquently phrased, requires prool." We wero ln the midst
of one ol my uncle's tcn-acro fields
near the stone wall ot the Observatory demesne, which wns pierced with
nn Iron wicket gate. "Put mo to
proof, Henrietta," ran my agonized
pleading. "0, that a furious bull
might rush up from the river, chasing
thee as thou ileest to thc Iron wlcketl
0, that he might all but catch thee I
Then would I rush ln between, giving
thee time to escape, and as hla cruel
horn pierced my kidneys, with my
dying breath I would ten. 'Farewell,
beloved one.' On the anniversary ol
my death, would It be asking too
mueh to request you to shed three-
aevenths of a drop of tear-Juice on
my untimely grave?" She aaid, "We
had better go ln and get some lunch."
I felt tbat without her the earth
waa t. foul mesa of thistles and misery.
Witb her, a mud floor was paved wUb
rubles. Night ol Fear followed Day
of Hope, with Doubt for twilight between. What If she should finally reject mc? Seneca suicided by opening
hla veins In a warm bath, but Prusslc
add might be Just as enay.
After she returned Irom a Paris
boarding school, I was In utter misery. The short skirts were lengthened. Full of formal ctlquotte, no
more would ahe be chased along the
parapet nor climb the hornbeam.
Only lack  ot space prevents quot
ing further, and In addition giving
some of his biography, whleh he modestly withholds or bolls down Into a
line or two, but whleb la full of Interest and moral. Long may It be
before this clause ot hla book goes Into
effect I:
To spite the Chatham undertakers
for not advertising ln my paper, I
have willed my body to Burt Ior dissection, he paying all my debts. As I
have a double spleen, gliaard, and
other specialties, he ought to make a
good thing out of It.
go.slowi.v, ioui.<i;m,*.k.
Take Mora Oare In -.letting a Wife Thaa iu
liuyliiK(a Hurt,..
I4ev. Dr. Madison 0. Peters, of New
York, preuched the second ol a series
of sermons on " Tho Wedding King,"
on a recont Sunday, und in tho
remarks said: " First, I counsel you
to select a good housekeeper nnd
homemaker. That sounds unroman-
tio. 01 course, thu man who prizes
woman cl.t.Ii.v because she is u good
housekeeper does not deserve to
have a good wile; he should go to
un Intel,tgenco oillce, employ a servant and pay her good wuges. But
there are social, moral and spiritual
uses, proceeding from the w-se regulation oi the household, without
wh.ch thc romance would soon go out
ol tho marriage,
*' Look wen to the temper ot the
girl you think ot marrying, bocrate*
suid he married Xuntippa and endured her for self-discipline. The
men who look at the subject ln that
light are like the great philosopher
���all dead. Solomon, whose wise experience in domestic life was rather
multitudinous, took a dillerent view
of the matter: 'It, Ib better to
dwell in the corner of a housetop
than ln a wide house with a brawling woman.' Good temper is the
choicest gilt woman can bring to
a horns, and with this bright divinity cun lift thc poorest man to bliss
unknown to kings.
" Jacob was sent away by his ipar-
ents that he might marry in' Ills own
religion and not one or the, Canaanites. Tlie history ol thousundB who
have violated the divine mw on this
subject Is that they havo by intermarriage filled tholr cup ot life with
wormwood and gall. II the wife is
a* miserable bigot und knowa na religion but thut of her sect -and he
knows no church but his church, harmony between husband and wife is
destroyed, ana the family is thrown
into confusion and strife.
"Husband and wife are said to be
'one flesh ;'��� bnt there Is a great difference between a fleshly union and
a union of heart and spirit. Ia marriage a Scriptural union If the one
be an infidel or a worldling, and the
other a believer and a doer of the
word, or 11 the religions beliefs; are
dlumetrlcally opposed to each other 1
Like oil and water cast into one vessel, they may be thrown together under one roof, but life communion, such
as the marriage relation, la designed
to afford they ean never have."'
M**M-**!**M"H'*t**H"H -:*���:-:������:������:������:���<������:������:-;
Marsh Mallow���Cover two ounces of
fine white powdered gum arable with
four ounces or eight tabkespoonfuls of
water; soak one hour, then heat gradually over boiling water nntll the gum
ls dissolved. Strain through a cheesecloth Into a farina bol er; add 7 ounces
ot powdered sugar and stir over the
fire until white and stiff. This will
take IB or 60 minutes. Then take it
from the lire and beat rapidly tor two
minutea nnd add one teaspoonful ot
vanilla. Dust a square tin with cornstarch, pour ln the mixture and stand
away to cool. When cold cut Into
squares, roll each square lightly ln
cornstarch and put nway In tin boxes.
Butter Scotch���Put 1-2 pound ol
brown sugar, one gill ol water, one
tubUespoontul of vinegar on to boil
10 minutes, add two ounces of butter
and continue boiling till brittle when
dropped Into cold water. Turn into
greased pans and wheu cold break
Into Irregular pieces.
Peppermint Creams���Take two cups
ol sugar, 2-3 cup af boiling water, 1
teaspoonful of glucose, 2 pinches ot
cream ol turtur. Boll until It threads,
cool slightly and beat until It begins
to thicken. Flavor with peppermint
according to mate and drop un buttered tins.
The French method ol conducting
auctions is curious und sensible. In
all matters of importance the affair
Is placed in the hands of a notary,
who becomes, for tho time being, an
auctioneer. He is provided with ii
number of amall wax tapers, each
lusting nbout live minutes. AB soon
us a bid is mado one of these taporb
Is placed In lull view ot the audience
and lighted. 11 before It expires another bid is olforcd it is extinguished
und another taper Is placed in its
stend, und so on until the last onc
lllckcrs and dies out ot itself, wheu
the lust hid becomes irrevocable, it
Is claimed that this plan prevents
confusion and otters to tho intending purchaser sufficient time for reflection, In whicli to make bids based
on mature Judgment. It ls a check on
the auctioneer as well. In Japan
each bidder writes his name and bid
on a piece ot paper which is placed
ln n box. When the bids havo all been
made the auctioneer opens the box
and the article falls to the onc
whoeo slip shows tho highest bid.
The most careful experiments ever
made on tbe flight of a cannon ball
were those conducted by the English authorities ln the Jubilee year.
The experiment was made with a
twenty-two-ton gun, and It was tound
thnt a ball fired Irom the monster
mado a flight ot 1281*2 feet over
twelve miles before it struck the
ground. Careful timing with an Improved chronometer proved that the
ball was 691-2 seconds making the
twelve-mile journey, nnd that the
highest point It attained was 17,000
feot above the earth's surface.
Two children ol Abraham Leonard
were bnrncd to death six miles south
of Dallas, Tex., Sunday night, while
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard were at church.
" Mayn't I lie a boy '!" suid our Mary,
The tears in her great eyes ol blue,
" I'm only u wee little lassie,
There's nothing a  woman can do.
" Tie so, I heard Cousin John Bay so,
He's home from a grout college, too;
He snid so Just now, in the purlor,
' There's nothing u woman cun do.''
"My wee little lassie, my darling,"
Suid I, putting back her sott hair,
'I want you, my dear little maiden,
To smooth uwny ull mother's care.
*Is there nothing you    cun do, my
durllng ?
What    was    that    ' pa*'   said last
night ?
My    own Uttle sunbeam  has   been
I know, for tho room ls so bright.'
"And there ls a secret, my Mary,
Perhaps    you   may  leurn It   some
The hand that Is willing and loving
Will dq the most work on the way.
" And the work that is sweetest and
The work that so many ne'er do,
The   great    work of    making folks
Can bo done by a lassie like you!"���
A minister newly settled in a place
thinking to Ingratiate himsell with i.
Ittle hoy, stopped to talk to liim, am
begun by asking his name, his uge
whnt school he attended, where. Ill
tt.-iyod. if he had brothers und sis
ters, una how muny of them���al
which questions the buy answered
promptly, but with somo dryness ol
" Now,'' said tho minister, " alter
telling me all that, I daresay
vou'll want to know whore 1 stay,
and how many little boys and girls
t   have ?'"
"Oh, no,'- said the child, "not at
all.    Im not so Inquisitive.'
Many people who talk with simplicity and correctness -become at
onco unnatural uud awkward (When
they take up the pen. So it was
with Johnny Bates.
In the reading lesson there was a
reference to some one who hud " contracted a cold,' and the teacher called attention to the word " contracted/' To " contract a cold,' he explained, "meant nothing more Ithan
to catch a cold.'-
That afternoon Johnny had to write
a composition, and like a sensible bay,
chose tor his subject un accouat ot a
fishing excursion. On the whole It
was a pretty creditable performance,
for a boy of Johnny s age, but the
teacher was obliged to laugh when
she came to thia sentence:
"I fished half an hour, and contracted five perches and one horn-
Willie Sllmaon���Mamma, does Santa
Claus get in hia sleigh on Christmas
eve and drive around to the houses ol
the little buys and girls?
Mrs. Slimson��� Yes, dear.
Willie���He must be pretty quick to
visit all the Uttle boys und girls ln one
Mrs. Sllmson���He is, dear.
Willie (thoughtfully)���I don't believe
he does It that way.
Mrs. Sllmson���Uow do you think he
does It?
Willie���I think lie plans ahead and
does some of the work beforehand.
Mra. SUinson���What makes you
think so?
Willie���Well, I notice that he's got
all my presents put away in one ol
the closets, already.
Ono day recently, In u Dundee school,
the teacher wus examining the class
In history, and asked une of tho
"Uow did Charles I. die?"
The boy paused tor a moment, and
one of the other tads, by way of
prompting him, put his arm up to
hla collar to signify decapitation.
Boy No. 1 at once grasped, us he
thought, his friend's meaning, and
exclaimed, to the groat amusement of
tho class:
"Please, sir. he died of cholera."���
London Morning Journal.
II a lot of Uttle mouses
Are a lot of  litlle mice,
Why are not a* lot ol houses
Culled u lot ul  little luce','
II a lot of little gouses
Are a lot ul Utile geese,
Why ore not a lot ot inuosea
Called a lut ut little meese ?
Madagascar wus so named by the
early explorers from thu Mulugusy ur
Ualuys who inhabited it.
Normandy hub thus numed because
It was cuuquored und Inhabited by
the Norsemen, or Normans.
Nova Scotlu or New Scotland was
named by Sir William Alexunder,
who received the grunt In lti.il.
Italy wus so culled Irom the name
of ilulus, an early king who governed
most of tbe peninsula.
Belgium took its name from the
Belgae, a warlike tribe which inhabited It belore the time ot Christ.
Brittany was so called from the
tact that lor many centuries it was
claimed by tho kings of  Britain.
Kurdestan was so culled because
the ruling tribe In its plains and
mountains was that ol the  Kurds.
Australia means "south," and the
land now known by that namo wus
formerly called Ncw Holland. .
Japan ls nn Anglicized corruption
ot Nltong, the namo of the principal
Island ln the Japanese empire,
Norway Is more properly Norea,
meaning "North Isle." It Is called by
the natives "the North Kingdom."
Uncle Sum's Treasury gold rescrc
ls now $33,000,000 below the lege
requirements, and gold ls still goin
out. Cleveland's war talk was cos'
ly fun for the United States peup!-
The Philadelphia Record Is usual'.
a calm and fair reasoncr, and it hn
not taken It long to' re-cover Its fee
after the tidal wave ot Jingoism. )
has taken ln the situation und say.-'
"Tho war talk will blow over aitt
the lirst exchange of patriotic bull*.
Ing und gasconade."
A bill has been Introduced lu Cot
gross to abolish the privilege uf shir
ping goods through Canada In sea:
ed cars. It Is said to be aimed ut th
C. P. It., hut In tlio end tt muy on*
result In Injury to tho Stcumsliii
companies having United States tel
Cleveland struck at Britain lu hi
effort ta curry favor with the Au
glophobcs, and his dagger stroki
mortally wounded his own reputation. His third term boom has col
lapsed; his name will go down, sell
smirched, to posterity. The law 0
compensation operates throughou
Uls hair as wintry snow Is white;
Her trembling steps are slow ;
His eyes huve lust their merry light,
Her cheeks their rosy glow ;
Uer hair has lost its lints of gold,
His voice uo Joyous thrill;
And yet, though feeble, gray and old.
They're  laithful lovers still.
Since they were wed, on lawn und le*
Oit did the daisies blow,
And olt across tlte trackless sea
Did swallows come und go.
Oit were the forest branches bare.
And oit In gnld arrayed;
Oft did the lidos scent the air,
The roses bloum und lade.
They've had their shares ul  hopes
und  tears,
Their shure of bliss und bale,
Siuce lirst ho whispered lu her eur
A lover's tender tule.
Full muny u thorn untid the llowen
Has la.u upou their wuy ;
They've   hud   the.r   duil     November
As well us days of May.
But firm und true ihrough weal and
Through change of time und scene,
Througu winter's gloom, through sum*.
mer's glow,
Their laltn uud love have been.
Together bund in hand they puss
Serenely  dowu Lie's hill.
In   hopes   one   grave   in  churchyarc
May huld them lovers still.
Our Jingoes are a hateful survival
Irom a barbaric uge in whicli Kins
and their Ministers worked upon lb-
passions of u'n ignorant people to It
flame them to cruel and unjust war-
but to-day the poople rule,���Springfield Republican.
No. the bosses rule ln the States
the people merely ratify their net.
and puy the bills.
Thero ls no doubt thut the cour-
of the United Statea Government ii
ita election campaigning by d.plotna
tic bluster will Injure business be
tween the Statea and Canada, an,
tho balance of Injury will be greatlj
against tho Republic, insurance am
Ilnanclal concerns will doubtless fee
its effects for a long time to come
What Is it, then, thnt the Unite''
States ask of Great Britain'.' Slmpl;
to submit to fair, reasonable and civ
ilized arbitration.���Buffalo Express.
And by what right do they mok-
suoh demand? Why -would It not In
as reasonable to demand that tin
United States submit to arbitrations title to the State ot Maine? Am
hare tho United States honored urbi
trutlon I
Mr. James Russell Lowell kuew the
Jingoes.    Hear him satirize the sami
brood ol tire-eaters    that howl    to
Tako them editors thet's crowiu'
Like a cockerel three months old-
Don't ketch any on 'em goin".
Though they be so blasted bold;
Ain't they a prime lot o' fellers ?
'Fore they think   on't they will
(Like a peach thet's got the   yel
With tho meanness bustln' out.
Call me coward, call me trailer,
Jeat as suits your mean ldoes���
Here I stand a tyrant-hater,
An' a friend o' God and peace.
Chicago physicians sound a note of
warning against tlie Improper uao ol
the ontl-toxlne serum. They say It
is at best but an experiment and of
unsettled utility, nnd that unless the
diagnosis of diphtheria is correct Its
administration is positively dangerous
to life. They sny too much core cannot be exercised ln its use. It should
bo perfectly fresh und pure ; It should
never be administered save when undoubted diphtheria exists, and even
then tlie extent to which It lowers
vitality renders ite use ln many cases
risky. Tbey sny untold harm has already resulted from experimenting
with the aorum, and It ls time the profession raised Its voice In protest.
Thomas G. Shearman, who wa*
counaol for Honry Ward Beecher In llu
famous Tlltun-Iioccher trial, ts on-
with a somewhat tardy cxplanatlor
ol the whys and wherefores of Mrs
Tilton's confession. He says he !>"
Ilevea Mrs. Tllton was subject to hyp*
notio Influence. That Is a faBhlonabh
excuse, whicli ls always at hand, am
can, like chnrlty, bo made to cover i
great deal, Unfortunately lor Mr
Shearman's theory Mrs. Tllton, who I
now living ln Brooklyn almost totally
blind from cataract, says she ha
never been subjected to any sue'
Influence. She declined to discuss tiu
anbject of tier confession.
Under the heading 'Teasing o-i
Beet Customer," tho New York !''.��'
quotes from the Economlsto Fra*
calse the tact that the exportation
of the United Statea to Great Brltnli
tn 1801-5 amounted to (387,170,01)0
while the exportation! to all the res
of the world put together amounti"
only to about (100,000,000, and rid!
culee the Venctuelan matter and tho,
who talk eo absurdly about It, Il
aays "the rational eobennlnded people remain silent on foreign question,
to avoid abuse by the newsixip-M*
and avoid being suspected of 'nn-An,
orlcanlsm,' nnd let the hall-crniy, tin
grossly ignorant, and the BClieinl;i��
rave unchecked, nnd hurl dollnnco no
only at England, but the whulo humn
race outside thta continent."
A girl should louru to muke a bed.
To bake good biscuit, cake and bread!
Tu handle- deftly brush und broom.
And neatly tidy up u room.
A girl shuuld Irani    to    darn    and
mend I
To caro tlio sick, the baby tend;
To huve euough ul stylo and taste
Tu trim a hut or lit u waist.
A girl should leurn to vulue time;
A picture hung; a ladder climb;
Aud not to almost raise the huuaa
At sight of a  litllo harmless  mouse,
A girl should louru    to    dross with
And    hold    tight-lacing 'gulnst    her
To buy lier shoes tu tit her leet,
lu fact, above all vain deceit.
A girl should learn to keep her word.
To spread nu further gossip heard,
Home or ubroad to be at ease,
Aud try her best to cheer and please.
A girl should learn to sympathize.
To bo reliant, strong and wise;
To every patient gentle be
And alwaya truly womanly.
A girl should learn to fondly hold
Truo worth of value more than gold;
Accomplished thus, with tender mien.
Reign,    crowned    with    lova, hums'*
cherished queen.
Weep who will the tuded year,
I huve weaned mine oyes Irom weeping;
Drop not tor the dead a tear;
Love her, she ls only sleeping.
And when storms of wild unrest
O'er the frosted fields come sweep-
���     ������*���*������    .
Weep not; neath her snowy vest,
Nuturo gathers strength (rum sleep-
Rest und lubur, pleasure, pain,
Hunger,    ice-ding,    thirsting,  drink-
Elib und How, und loss and gain.
Love and  hatred, dreaming, thinking,
Each lur each exists, and all
Binds oue secret mystic tether ;
And each Is best as each may fall
For yuu und me and ull together.
Then clothe theu or In florid vest.
Thou changeful year, or In    livery
Thy present    wear   shall    please ina
Or rosy Juno, or brown October,
And   when   loud   tempests spur their
I'll know,    und have no cause for
They brush the dust from off the face.
To make thee wake more fair froat
���John Stuart Blackle.
Smile a littio, smile a Uttle,
As you go along,
Not ulone when life ls pleasant,
Hut when things go wrong.
Cure delights to see you frowning.
Loves to hear you sigh ;
Turn a smiling luce upon her,
Quick the dame will fly.
Smile a  little, smile a little.
All along the road;
Every life must have its burden.
Every heart Its load.
Why sit down In gloom and darkness.
With your grlel to sup'!
As yuu drink   Fate's bitter tonic
Smile ucross tho cup.
Smile upon the troubled pilgrims
Whom you puss and meet;
Frowns arc thorns aud smiles are bios
Oft for weary feet.
Do not make tho way scum harder
By a sullen face;
Smllo a little, amile a little.
Brighten up the place.
Smite upon your undone labor;
Not tor ono who grieves
O'er bis task, waits weulth ol glory
He who smiles achieves.
Though you meet with loss and aorrow
In the passing yeara;
Smllo a little, smile a little,
Even through your tears.
-EUa Wheolor Wlloox.
Within the contribution box
She drops her offering small ;
It isn't very much, 'tis true,
But then It Is lier all.
She's bought a lovely cape, a hat
That's lashlonnbly  strange,
And various other things ; and now
The heathen gcta th* change. G. A. McBain _j Co.,   Real Estate  Brokers, N'anainxu, B.C.
Mr. Simon Leiser made his monthly
visit last week,
Miu* Leigh Spencer, of Nanaimo is in
Linen Collars all styles and prices at 3
ier 15c. Simon leiser.
The old club house is heing turned into stores.
If you wast to save half on men's,
���omen's and Children's Boots, Shoes,
aad Slipper*, >ou must buy at i-angiuaii's
Teachers and pupils of Union school
intend giving a concert on Feb. 29th ut
Cumberland Hall.
The Mcr'arKine brothers, who went to
Honolulu last lull Irum Dtnin.in bland,
hava leturncd, not satisfied with a uopi*
cal country-
Selling olf! What? Why avcry'liing
in the store of I, U. M Lean, is going
fur the next _o days itt . our own !, itcs.
Mr. Glover, wife und family left for
Victoria un lis; week's steamer lur ,1 lew
Orders for powder left for me at Dave
Anthony'-, will receive prompt j.tention,
F. Curran,
Mrs. Synion1, who hns heen the c,ue*-i
of Mrs. J. S. Kendall fcr some days returned Friday
There will he a character concert
given on the 15th and 17111 uf February.
As this will be a novel entertainmeni,
keep your money for it.
Mr. Boyd is supplying our citizen every
other day wuh fresh fish and clams. On
alternate days he brings round oil.
Just arrived���a large stock of hardware
such as axes, crosscut saws, peveys, froes
adtes, broad axes, locks, etc., at McPhee
& Moore's.
On Saturday night before Magistrate
Abrams, two Indians were tried for being
drunk and disorderly.
It is a pity the white man who sold the
whiskey should escape.
Mrs. Wm. O'Dell is prepared to give
organ and pianoforte lessons, both vocal
and instrumental, to elementary and advanced pupils.
Call Md examine R. B. Anderson's
improved rain checks for doors. They
will keep the water out sure. Can be
aeen in working order on his shop door.
Patent applied for.
The law forbidding the sale of liquor
���n Sunday was vindicated last Tuesday in Judge Abram's court when or. a
charge preferred by Officer Scharsmidt,
Williams & Barber were fined $20 and
costs for selling a bottle of ruin and some
drinks Sunday Jan. 26th. We do not
believe that Messers Williams St Barber
are more guilty than other hotel keepers,
only they got caught. The law should
however, be enforced in all cases.
The diamond drill came up on the
stesn.t-r lasl w<:ek.
A large importation ol crockery just
arrived al Mel'hee & Moore's.
Missionary L. W. Hull, preached verv
acceptably at lhe Presbyterian church
Ia-A auuuav morning, Ine evening
service was c, nuat.eu b> Rev. A. Tail,
ot Sandwick,
ltisexpectedtli.il Rev. Mr. Rogers
will pridcti ai the r"re-ibyu*iwn church,
Union, next Suttuu*, at the usual Hums.
!     A number 01 youn*j genu-...e ja Union
. have been mulling,   -uid   drupped   tlu-ir
1 Lost bcuiecn  Mr.  McKim's dwelling
' and his stote, a l_uid   li.oid   R>ii_   with
; raised monogram, J. J. Mc.    Reuard uf
: live dullars wm be u.ttd 10 miner.
1     Leonard Frank, representing Geo. R,
Jack.on, Victoria, tauor, gent.-, furnisher
and slnri manufacturer, is in town.    He
carries a .vontietful collection ol samples
11, ina hues, auu iiohudy   should   fail   to
in-ptci tiiciii.   Suit-, made to oider irom
$16; p-iuti- tiotn i>4 up.     Stints of  ail
. kind.* matte tu measure trom   $1.50  up
; Samples may be seen   at   the   ollice   oi
I Messrs. Teitguc & Smith, Union.
To tier 500 men's lancy laundered
shirts with collars and cuff-, at 45c. worth
$1.50 Simon LtibtR
All "anlies left at my shop ior repairs
for over two months, must be laken out
bt-ioie the end ul rebri'ary or tliey will
be sold to defray expenses. T. D.
Sievcusun & Co. are selling men's and
buys clothing at half price. Come early
and avoid the rush.
There seems to be a disposition shown
to enforce the liquor law here. On lasl
Thursday a Jap from Chinatown was
trtcil before His Worship, Magistrate
Abrams, fur selling liquor nn Sunday,
January 26th, without a license and lined
$55 and custs, which was paid.
Gigantic bargains in dry goods, clothing and men's furnishings at Stevenson
& Co., Union.       -
The charge re gambling in the Ven*
dome hotel was sustained Saturday evening bv justices Abrams and McKight,
and a line of $2$ iirpused, This was the
first offence ar.djone of the proprietors who
happened to be present had objected to
the game, and we are assured that it is
the purpose to ptevent any infraction of
the law in the future. We trust this
resolution will be strictly carried out and
the law will be enforced at all times and
in all places by the officers. The decision was that the poker game is illegal.
Selling off! What? Why everything
in the store ol T. D. McLean, is going
for the next 30 days al your own prices.
The rush still continues at Langman's
fur Clothing and Gent's Furnishings.
Men's Suits frcm $3.90.
Houses and Lots for Sale - ���* - Kasy Terms.
Insurance, English, Scottish, Canadian
and American Companies.
Money to Loan on Approved Security
2000 pairs of ladies tine shoes ('om $1.
up Simon Leiseh.
As a bell without a clapper,
Useless and forgotten lies,
So doth ihc business of the man
Who will never advertise.
Remember to call at Simon Leiser's
cash store if you want value for your
money.   You cannot get the same bargains elsewhere. ���
For Sai.k.��� 8 acres cheap at Comox
Terms to suit.   Owner going to England.
R. L. Leigh Spencer
I*. 0. Box 370., Nanaimo, or at Cumberland Club..Union.
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and
Plans and Specifications prepared,
and buildings erected on the
Shortest Notice
Houses built and tor sale on easy
terms of payment.
Mrs. W. Ihlatwy
Residence south side of Penrith Ave.
between and and 3rd streets
is prepared tu do
All Kinds  of DRE -'SMAKIN3
AU personK ara CAUtiotutd ugainat receiving a promi-iory mite signed hy mn a few
weeks atnu*t for 1350 aii-i payable to D. Mo
D. ll'iuter, a** tht�� aamo waH an w:om->ria-
turn uuto and wm return*--! tu um aud then
loat, n< d witl nut t>e paid,
Jan. 28.ii, 1890. I). Kilpatiiuhc.
A gold watch, hunting ca^e, filled, No.
136048 has been lust,   'hie tinder is  requested to leave it at the News office.
Th* Uev, A. B.   Wi*.-_.iu-ter Itoturod at
the Prebbytcriai)   churtth  I ait  Wedoendav
(���Tt-nii.j*, ile wu introduced '���) R*-v 0. H.
M. Sutherland in a very ueat ibVfoh- ll-��
t.a�� a tine pr-.-mci. aid a pi* aunt, although
not uowtrful voice Hit tungunge wan
Mu-uvh and hm wtitencus wull l>ala*_u-icl
evincing rhetorical nktll. He uoiuplait.eii of
not feeling well aud liktued hnn-wlf to Art*
fcinua Ward whom* t-xi-ute on one ocoaainn
wan that be   had  left   his miud at   home,
Refering to Cauada, he claimed for her a
bright future. He bpoke eiithui-iatiticttlly of
her rt-.pt.ui ci'*, her timber, vaat mineral
wtalth, ftHherieti, aod agricultural Krnatoeu
and d-.-eli-.rtd tnat they were adu-uaU) to
enahle 20U.000.UOO of intial>iuu.a to l>e
comfortably huumd here. Wiih W. H
Steward h�� he lieved Canada would yet he-
oi��nu- the Ra-f-iu, of ihe Americau cmitineiit.
Ic wan a couutry wonderfully endowed with
���Cecilery aud une.xvelled in tjrancitur, God
he dei'l-tred made Cmiada fur n au; it waa
entrusted to him, not to the ptopl** or auy
oue nation, aud nn uroeperity will dipcud
on the character of iho men ai-d women in ho
iuhahit it. Otmiuauur wealth du uot make
a people --rt-iv; in*ly by (ullowmg the teach*
iugHot ti t geutl< N -isarin�� enn an individual
or a uatmu attain 1*0 iln. high*.*-,!. aUuu-te ot
Tht lecturer gave by way 0' oontruta
a dedoHption of a lanmua pi-uv nn. if a gladiatorial light. There wv-* -.tutu the form nf
oue uu-anued ai d nelpUii, ��i h the d-tg^er
of Hi* aiiugoin-it raised Lo -strike. Tueie
were among ihe��|ieetatiiiti, Rinnan maidens
and untile**; uot one rained a voice of protest.
Above them sat, tu hia .tatel> diguity, the
em-jnr ���!-, u oml. from whom would havo
turned and*.** the da-.g-.-r'n po ut, l.ut Q�� help
ci-uitM trom uitt-er* Tlie pmture uu typ*
ic il of haibar.c timet*-, mui, wluine duiknta*
the tun of rignleon.i-.ie.iH had uot pierced.
Tbu othor piu.uro pruaented. reure-ioiti-d
the growth and deveio--uiei.ii of Chrn-uau
oharaot^r. It ie a hoi-jitr**,! ward. It ia
night. The dark rob d -jeutle jiur.it*, hut-ring a ligiiied tup< r tiiovt-s nniaelutt-ly amoug
thii-utf.- er**, attending to ihewauti of eaoh.
O ie poor, wounded eullder tkUot hi* toad
and kiaeee her nhadow uu the whII a*, hli*
panea along ou her en*iud nf U*v*.' and
Ue dosed with the reuifcil of a rsta-isa
from Mr- Julu Ward Howe's famous Batte
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. O. Drawer 17
Dave Anthony's
Cigar and   Fruit   Store
Snd and Dunsmuir At*.
- -Vendome
The largest Hotel in the City
with the best accommodation
for Travellers . . .
The bar is  stocked with the
best of . .
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
John Williams,
Mrs. J. Overholt
Dposbiiiitklns nnd all kinds ot Main
Sewing clone at
I*.SJ!-CCST---St,E    *&R.T��S
Rooms in residence til Mr. Ed. Wood,
next south ut' blhcksmilb shop on
Third Slrcel or Cumox Road.
��One Car ofthe best and newest designed_*f��s��
$10*000 worth of Men's Furnishings, ��hoes
and clothing at less than Mail Priee
���**���r'���*, BaOCT* J***!***--**" * vt' ���
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