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The Weekly News Mar 19, 1895

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Array G. A. McBain & Co.
G. A. McBain & Co.
Beal Estate Broken
Aa Nanaimo,  B. C.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Cumberland Store.
The  CASH   store  system  is  being started   in    the  town.
I am selling* as cheap as the
cheapest and make no exception
for cash or credit, as I do not
intend to trust anyone who will
not pay, which in the end amounts
to the same thing
James McKim.
g*3^�� Aew   Enyland   Restaurant
O. H. Fechner, Prop'r.
Meals AT All Hours
���.A.T  the���
Prices: -10c. 15c and 25c.      21 Meals for $5.00.
gash }S Kir-JG
Union, B.O. ���
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
Bargains! Bargains!
We are this  week offering
in Fi.ann 11.1-n ti-.s, Prints, Giko
iiams, Hats, Caps, Cent's  Fur -^ in��****~    _*���
NisiiiNcs, Boots and Shoes. ADtTlir OCxl
Call and get our prices of  Gtvcer es, Jneitts,
Fill  til III   V     .<//���        KfrSplc Agents in !hr..DlMricljrii
(��/   KJI/I'S,     IIL.       gyrhc Celebrated  S.<i.i I IN tjllil'l M.imifact'y.
jVlcfhee & WSoofe
ropo ted and  Domestic Cigars. ��� Briar*and -Meerschaum Goods.
The Above Stores AdjciR, Wiiero Evciything of tlio Eett in their Rdapective
liues will be found.
A. IF. iVclntif e Prop.
Choicest meats  always on
hand.    Fresh fish weekly.
j***"-?      Vessels    supplied  on the shortest  notice.      ***"*"*���""
Simon   Leiser,   Prop.
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A   Full Line of  Everything
Including Granite and
Hardware. i.��-.;-i:.s��.
Grant <����� McGregor, Props.
Thos, 0. Morgan
None but the best
qual ty arcl most
fashionable t-oods
kept in stock
Fashionable Tailor
William's Block,
Kelly & Jenkins
Are here lor the next
thirty days. Photos
taken from stamp to
life size portraits: spe
daily for schools on
Saturday; all . work
guaranteed P and finished
in the best H and latest
style. No O photos taken
on TOS        Sunday.
WK will aenil you by mail for U
ci'iuhii iioroua liuat.r, or aix
for 81 ii, ,fur roliiir uf I aliia lu bank
or i-lioat,
c.ll.ltiiiv'H. drURgiat,
'J- .Tohnann >t..
Victoria, U.U.
ThGobild & Brakes
House, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole   Agents for
White Enamel
and    Cold
Drs  Lawrence & Westwood.
Phyalclano and Surgaons.
"cr-triosT, s. o.
Pourtonay ind l lie liny will lio vLllod every
Wi'dtio day Kft, 1-110. n for lho purpoflo of cui-
I'at'OtltB Rl a ilislAtlr o will roeeivo oarly ut-
lonllon on ro oi|t of te'cplloHo mcaaagQ.
m. Carpets.   Rugs. ���*���*����
x        Shades.        x
Big   consignment  of these
[ goods just received by Grant
i &. McGregor.  The window
' shades  will  make your   eyes
water���just frnm   the   celebra
led firm of Menzie, Turner &
Co.,   Toronto.
KOR  SAI.K    Cheap fnr c-isll, .'I KiHill Karn
organ,   Enquire  nf T, l>.   McLean,
jewe'er, Union,
We moke a specialty of Family
Recipes. Plmbury* Co.
Our first shipment has arrived-3700 yards English Prints;
Inspect them.
Special to clear for one week only:
TcTdozTmcn s flannelette shirts, 25 cts, 5 for $1.00. A !ol
of dress ginghams, 15 yds. for $1.00,���regular price 10 cents.
50 Pc. grey flannel, 8 yds. for $1.00���regular price 25 cents.
Not more than 24 yds. sold to one person.
Our store is being enlarged to make room for springgoods
���wait for them. *
Sipiop Leiser.
Rivi rsid,', Hotel.
I am again ;it tlie Old Stand nt Courle.
nay, nnd solicit ihe patronage of tha-
class of the public who are willing to pay
Spot  Cash
And  can  guarantee
more solid  comfort
for thc money than
any   where   else
in  1 \i c district-
Fine, liar.
Clean, Comfortable Rooms and Bed*-,
Courteous Attention, and Satisfactory
The Latins Aid of the
Presbyterian Church will have
A Grand Sale
Of useful and ornamental
work, during the day and
evening of Tuesday Apr. 2nd,
At Riding Room Hall.
No Charge for Admission.
Cash subscriptions received so far arc
as follows:
Sani Davis, $10; Sinmn Leiser, $5; W.
Gleason, $5; \V, Kov, $5; Dr. Lawrence,
$5: L, Mounce, $5; J. McKim & Sons,
2.50; A. C. Pulton, $2; li. Pimburv & Co
$2.50; (). H. Fechner, $2;T. I). McLean
$2; \V. F. Uwenn,$i; K. S.iuser, $t;
G. H. Scott, $n Thos. Horn.$1;Cash,$2
Tins list will lie kept standing until the
canvass is closed, and will be added to as
subscriptions aie received. Help along
the good work.
Open to young men and women,   All
that care and experience can do for the
young people.
Special terms for  five  month course,
1 For further particulars apply'to
I*    Box 145, --*��� M*-*-** Hunter,
Union. . .      Teacher.
The Great Whaleback as *=een by
Our Reporter - 1 lie Only Or.e
Ever Built on this Coast - Of
Stately Dimensions, and Admirably Equipped.
Taking along with us our ne***t siipen-
diaiv magisiraie to give the visit a jud c
ml air, Thk NEWS* reporter boar i '
freight train and proceeded to ihe wharf
I was soon upon thc long structure looking down at 11 curious affair in the water
below. Descending an interior stairs 1
was soon wi bn 12 or 15 feet ofthe iop
of tllti wh-'ilebaik. or is it has been t hi is
tened, The City of Everett, A single
narrow ul ml* ir-clined about 45 degrees
e.id 10 ihe bont and mad'v risking nil, 1
boldly mounted this slippery causeway,
and wiih a iU itt prayer for safe di liver*
ance moved ttlohg. Uv almost a miracle
1 reached the farther end instead of slipping over the side, and a fricndlv hand
jerked ir.c safely aboard. I was now
standing on a flat surface of iron, the nut
��� r edges of which were rounded off in
the late-t style of whale's attire. Tfudg
ing along lit the other end I entered the
cabin whicli rests parly on stilts. Passing by a number of big men 1 made my
way to a pleasant faced your," chap, not
a whit larger than he whom the French
delighted to call the Little Corporal.
Wlierc's the can-tain ? 1 asked.
The person addressed smiled modestly
nmi said he was acting in that capacity
just  then.    1    motioned to my judicial
friend who al once introduced me as rep-
��� ���i.ii* tu only paper pitpNshed in
Her Majesty' dominions nn Vancouver
Island^nnnh of*the Diamond City. Cap
tain K I). Bucknian, commander of this
strange craft, at once courteously piloted
in arolind, showing us the interior. According to his statement she is 362 feet
long, 42 feet wide and 26K feet deep,
���.ml accommodations for 2S passengers
and ��i 1 run 14 knots an hour when load
e.d, He said she wouldn't roll enough in
a sea to d'siuib the dishes on the table,
Unfortunately we were not able to test
this   statement.    I  could  see tint  the
mil was  so  low  in  thc  water lhat  il
vould roll olTof hei as I had seen it roll
frnm a whales back in the gulf, It never
���.lays -.*n unless the   whale   goes   down.
I'hc cabin was imeriorally finished in oak;
the state moms were cleg inly furnished;
���vervlhing was convenient, and through*
���m lhe electric light ivfis in readiness   to
lash ils ra-li.ince.
��� There were a hiw .passengers aboard
imony whom was Robert Smith who
oinmanded tlie whaleback   Christopher
Co'umbus. the famous World's Fair passenger b'al and probably ihc mosl elaborately furnished ship suiting under the
American flag. The first officer of thc
Cilji of E\eretl is James   Gibson, whom
nv judicial companion rocogmlcd as  an
ild lime acquaintance, The 2nd officer
j* Joseph Has'ings, |n��e master of ihe
ill Cued Wet more,   Chief engineer of the
ine Blauvelt is at present   looking   after
the, driving power-
Not unlike   Ihe   maid   who   has   two
1 rings to her bow (bean) thc City of Everett is so riuyed that she can either
strain or sail.    If her machinery gets out
���f order she hoists sail. She carries ;.
���:argo ot over 4.000 tons, nnd is ttie   fust
���nd only whaleback ever buih on thc l*a-
-i :c coa-t.    It will nol   he   long   before
he is followed by another,
From  Union*-Rubert Gotirlayj from
Thc tender of James Carthcw for enr,-
-1 ruction of side walk has been accepted.
The cost fiif each lot will be $25. The
contract will not be signed until the com*
mittee are in p .session of the money.
If \ou want the sitle .v.tlk hut ry up wiih
die cash.
A difipatch from Nanpinio says the
Dickson -*v Co. license case has been
For lhe erection of ,-��� churrh will be received until noon, Sainiday 23rd M-uch.
IMnns nnd specificnlions can be sc. n at
ihc Wavtrlos lions'*. The lowest orany
tender not ncccssanly iccopled,
D. Mclntyre.
270 acres of.land at Oyster River. Tn
be sold cheaply, Apply to Wm Duncan
J.-3 (> 1 S.indwick I*. 0., il. C.
An\ peison having a claim against the
nssigned estate of \V. Sharp mu-t make
oath to the same before a Notary I'nb'ic
or some judicial nfti- cr, and file ihe claim
wiih lhe undersicncd nn nr before lhe
lirsl d.iv of April, iSi;*j. in order in share
in the distribution ��( said estate.
Mar. 13th 1895. L. W. Fntiqitier
Saturday Night.
On next Saturday
evening, March 23rd,
thc famous Jenkin's
Minstrel Troupe will
give a performance at
Troupe of t2 Union Ethiopian%��]*J performance will consist of Songs, Dances,
Farces, Stump Speeches, Uanjo Solos,
and necromancy. There will be nothing
to ofTend lhe most fastidious. Profs 1'ci*
per and (ones' orchestra will be in attend
ance, Performance at 8 sharp. Adims*
tion 50 cents: children 2$ els, Dance
After the show,
long   pn
ithoui   an
d san*-;
an* usually
is plenty of
stump speak
md a short
il n few jokes
The minstrel performance last Tburs
day evening al Cumberland hall was :
genuine surprise. The large hall wn!
nearly full, and the rather
u rani me was gone ihrou-*]
lagging or dull periods,
tlemen who adopted ihc I
plexion for the mca-101
much better ihan amateur
expected to do. Theu* 1
variety-sinjiini*. the banji
in-*, sleiyht-of band In k-,
piny. The end men crack. ^.
new and old, whicli inok well. The
sic was by Prof. I'eiper, violinist, and Mr
D. loue>, pianist, and it gnu without
saying that ii was ivnrih listening to.
Then there was the famous Worn-
ans Rights address by Mrs Jenkins.
llm Jenkins was the bright particular
star whose movements all eyes   followed
with delight, He nib mi immense I
As an acrobat he was perfection. As an
actor he losi himself in the character he
assumed. He is a ynod professional,
and the people will be veiy glad to hear
him wiih his troupe again.
Mr. Hoyd of Boydville, known in snme
circles as the Model Man, was brought
before J. Ps Abrams and McKnight Sat.
urday evening to answer ihe charge of
assaulting and beating a Chinese credi
lor. The poor heathen wanted two dol
lars and six bits and lloyd not having the
money to sp.iie or not caring lo part with
ii, gave him instead in a rather energetic
manner a stick of wood over the head,
shoulders, or other physical promontory
that happened tn be within ihe sweep of
his blow. The Chinaman it seems was
rather persistent in pressing his claim
ai.d refused to leave without his "dmlads1
and there was quite a gathering attracted
by the hyena-like cries of ihe determined
creditor. The model man, taking in tlie
situation with a dramatic eye, seized a
baton in the rnunh, and swinging it
above his head exclaimed in tragic tones:
''See how quickly I'll polish off this fellow !" The bystanders warned him not
t-i strike and for answer he made a dash
at ihem and quickly put ihem to rout.
Then he proceeded with his polishing
cuhlract. for doing ivhii.ii lie was lined
$20 and costs which have been paid.
The City of Everett left yesterday
morning al 5 a. m. for ihe Southern Pacific at San Francisco wiih 4 150 tons of
Sir. Willapa was in   Saturday for  44
tons fuel and proceeded lOUth.
The Tepic left on the 121I1 wilh 41s
tons coal for ihe C. P. K., and again on
the 151I1 wiih 104 ton uf wash nut coal
and 38 tuns of coke for the sti^.ir re neiy
and 200 tons ii-ash nut coal for iheC.P.K
Thc Daisy took 154 l""** of coal lo
Vicioria for Pcabody.
The San Mateo will be due next Saturday.
Thc Richard III is due. W
Services next Lord's day conducted as
usual by the Pastor, D. Mclnivie, in the
Morning ti a. in,, Children'*, meeting,
Evening 7 p. tn: Subject, Kindness das-
Sabbath school 2 p.m. Bible class 3
p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening 7. 30.
At tlie creditors meeting in the matter
of ihe assignment of W. Sharp, John
Matter, Joseph McPhee and Harry Ham
burger were appointed trustees to receive
from \V. Shari) -he Riverside hotel, subject to the mortgage to be held by them
for the benefit of nil creditors. Mr.
Sharp also arranged to pay lhe sum of
$570 on April 1st, which after being applied to paying expenses of ihc assignment, will go to lhe trustees for creditors.
Mr. Sharp will pay rent for the hotel to
trustees at the rate of $75 |>��r month.
He has already taken possession of lhe
hotel and is now doing business on the
cash system.
prices   on   nails before
Last Friday evening the Liberals of
Comox met al the Agricultural Hall,
Courtenay, nnd organized ,1 Liberal club
wiih I, A Hnliidai as Piesident and
J. lUienneil as Sci rctary.
The following an-ihe elective officers
of Cumberland Camp No. 6, I.O.O.F:
I). Ennls. 1 biel Patriarch; Andrew Mc
Knight, High Priest; John llruce, Senior
Warden; Robert Gourlay, Sciibe; Robert
Grant, Treasurer; Robert Cess-bid, Junior Warden. Appointive Officer-���O.
ltarber,-*irst Wawli, las A. McLean,
Second Watch; Charles White, Third
Watch; W. Dee, Fourth Watch; C. F.
Strauss, Outside Sentinel] Win. Cessford,
Inside Sentinel; Guards nl Tent John
Piket and Joseph Greaves.
Next Saturday is expected to be payday.
The railway Irni k al the wharf is to be
Mfs. C. N. Voung died at Departure
Hay Sunday.
Cumberland Camp will meet this week
tonight (Tuesday}.
lhe life nf Queen Victoria has been
attempted seven times.
Mr. Simpson of Dickson & Co., left on
thc sir. Joan for Nanaimo on her lasl
downward trip.
Thc lecture by Rev. Mr. Tait last
Thursday evening upon the labor question drew a large house. Next week we
shall publish the pith of it which will be
well worth reading.
For sai.k���The Courtenay Hnuse. A
gnod paying properly. Best of reasons
given for selling. Kmpiire of R. Graham, Courtenav, B. C.
The 26th inst. will b': Lady Day.
Hug hey Stewart left on lhe Joan
Ass't Supt. Russell went to Nanaimo
on Friday.
Get   Lrisc
Sponges and Toilet Articles at
Plmbury &Co's.
Simon Leiser has returned from h(s
nip in Europe.
Mrs. A. Lindsay led Friday for Victoria on a visit to relatives.
A cottage is being built on Maiypoit
a\e. near S. DowelT's place.
The handbills are nut for a grand mOfi-
qucrn.de carnival���a prize ball.
Chas. Kvans was among the passcn
gers on the Joan Friday morning.
The New England restaurant bas received a new coat of paint.
Plmbury's Balsamic Elixir will
cure your cough.   Try It.
Partridge Cochin eggs for sale at $2.50
per selling of 13- R. P. FMwards.
D. Kvans has grown more ambitious
and is pulling up a two slorev house.
100 do-., shirts, 50 dot hats, and ncw
goods arriving weekly al Simon Lcis-ci's.
Nobody should neglect to take ad.an-
tage of the bargains at Leiser's this week.
Meal tickets (21 meals) $���}, at lhe Wav
erly House, and single meal for 25 cents .
A complete assortment of hardware,
oil and paint always kept on hand at
The date for the grand masquerade
carnival has bean fixed for thc 251I1 inst.
at Piket's hall.
G. 11. Reed, lately wharfinger at Uayne
sound, left his home in the east un the
10th inst. for South Africa.
FOR Sai.k��� Some valuable lots in   Cum
berlind townsite.   Enquire of
Jas. Abrams.
Mr. Geo. F. Drabble, J. P., has leased
the Westwood farm aiul will devote part
of his time to philosophy and agriculture.
Mr G. Murdock is erecting for himself
a neat 1 \4 siorey dwelling at the west
end of Maryport ave. Fcrnwood Heights.
For choice pics, cakes, wedding cakes,
party or social refreshment!11, call nn
Ken ward & I-rockier the Courtenay bakers.
Miss Nash, milliner, will sell the remainder of her stock -it cost until ihe
joth of March, to make room for her
new spring goods.
The Union Knights of Pythias expect
a visit from K. of P. Hums of Vicioria,
and a number of the order from Nanaimo
on Wednesday evening.
The Mammoth Union Store is being
enlarged to make room for spring pur
chase-.; when finished it will be (he finest
store   in   ihe   Fiovhice   if not   in   the
In this latitude thc people do not toler
ale (he idea ofa man sinking a woman.
It is deemed a cowardly thing to do even
though the woman use a tongue as long
and sharp as a darning needle.
Mr. Haslam, M. P., met with rather a
p'imtui accident in bis saw mill this afier
noon. A swift moving belt caught him
on the side of lhe face, inflicting an un
pleasant flesh wound-Free P;ess, Mari2
NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE.- Before buying a sewing machine see thc la*
tcsl improved light running New Htntc
with all attachments at from $3 to $5 \nr
month on installments. Call at John
Williams' near NEWS office,  get   prices.
Mr. Kenneth Grant is now associated
wiih Mr. Ilenncil in the manufacture nf
pumps, and turning work. Thev can be
fmmd ai the saw mill of Granl Si Mounce
This^s a new form of industry in our
midst. Among other things ihey arc
geuing out a neat turned picket for front
yard fencing.
The steamer Comox is making semi-
weekly trips to Pon Nevell from Vancouver now. and nn each trip she is loaded
down with passengers and freight. On
her last trip north she carried out one of
the largest loads on record. Owing to
the abandonment ofthe long-credit sys*
tern, cash is paid for all camp supplies;
consequently the apparent activity among
the camps in the north is welcome news
lo Vancouver merchants.���Van.    World.
Grant St McGregor have nearly finished ihe new passenger car for the Union
Colliery Co. It is 5K feet long inside and
presents it very creditable appearance,
li will be used principally to take their
own emplovcs to and from work. Prolm
biy on Wednesdays it mav be run down
to the wharf and utilized lo bring ud passengers arriving on ihc Joan, bnt a small
box car should be considered  ample  ac
(ommodatiun for   the   outgoing   people
Friday mornings.
NO ( ASH TO nuv   WIIH.
That the people of  Union   have   "no
��� cash to buy wiin" is the cry of our  com
! petitors, who for ibe sake of large profits
I and a different price fur e- cry  customer
j slick to the cash system.    Our experience
1 in the cash system is different.    We have,
so far, been very successful, and we meet
wiili encouragement on  every   hand   to
stick to our cash principles.
Wc will each week  publish   a   list   of
prices in all our leading lines,   with   the
full citnviction that the  honesl   principle
of or.e price to all will be rewarded.
Below* are a lew of our prices:
Ogilvie's Hungarian Flour, pr bbl., $5.25
Best American Brands,       1.   n    $4.50
Gran. Sugar  pr too lbs. $4 75
Bright Yellow      n     1. $4.50
Coal Oil, $1.50 pr tm,    $300  per case.
Beans,  3'i els.  per lb.
California Canned Fruit: Peaches, Pears
and Apricots, $2-7> per doy.
Currants 7 cts. pr Ib.
Raisins  from 6 to 15 cts.
Bacon, dry salt 12)1 cts.
Bacon, roll    13 cts.
Hams  15 cts.
Nails, per keg from $3.00 to $3.50
A splendid assortment of men's shirts
of every variety from 25 cents up.
White shirts from 50 cts, to $1.40.
A splendid line of under shirts very
A few choice conk stoves that we are
closing out at cost, and al) other lines
proportionately cheap.
McPhee & Moore.
eCssm -.-*������*'
Only a few frowns from tint  .��. r-D-l
a it-vert: -itmke of the hem!  over llieir wmo
--, day or two later, an, in  obedlruuM to a
lummoni more than
dined with him ami h
her dinner with her ct
" I telt as it 1 oughl
young man," growled
invitation, l.tieit
-iter, K-iie Imv ing
n in Myrtv'i room,
nay a deal to you
h mliiuml ; " but
poor Myra hai givoa mu my orders, and I
nniHt he mum,    Tako aomo more win**."
*I������test took Mfiiiit* more claret with pleaa*
ure, ami thought lhat thu subject  was tn
lie ohanged, but it was not, for Sir Mark
mi'lil-Mily turned to him :
"I eay: look here, my la I," he naid.
" Thia Straiten i is he mad !'*
"No," mud Quest sharplyi " cert-tinl**
"Then wm*: the deuci it the matter with
"That'l whal I'm going la liml out, Sir
Bat ihe ilitya went by, ami l-iiiosl appenr-
��*��1 to gel, no farther, save only that Strftt*
too, in a despairing way, ceased to returnl
t.ia frlend'l ���letunniii-.tioii to lie with him.
Hu even went ho far, one evening iii hfa
room in Sarum street, aa to show Home
return of his oh] confidence, foi lie tossed a
letter KOrOBB the table,
"Read that," he said,
Uiiest took it, and saw that it was from
lhe governors ni the great institution, sug-
gesting thii Stratton should resign his
]-ost for a twelvemonth, and go away on
half salary to recoup hia health.
"Humph I Can't say I'm surprised," said
finest.   " Have you written V
" Yea, and lestgued entirely."
" Where's lho letter'.'" laid Quest eagerly.   " Gone?'
see   you
But he med to  oome in an
often *-"
Sirattou  coughed   io  clear a
from hie throat.
" Yds ; but lie  hae not   heen to seen ine
tely," he said lmrriei.lv. " I a'n going
home now."
"This is home, man.'
Stratton suppressed ft shudder, and Clival
pitied him as he though) oi two attempts
made upon his life.
" It is too gloomy ��� too depressing for
[ lake
ii iheletter.and (iueat
; litre.'
" Let's look."
Stratton handed h
tore il u-j.
"Write that you accept their considerate
" I cannot.'
" But you shall.''
" If I wrote bo, I ahould feel bound to
leave town."
"Very good,    I'll g" with you���to tho
South Pole if yon like.''
"I shall never leave London," naid Stratton gravely.
"Then stop here ami get well.    Write."
The  weaker will obeyed   the stronger,
and,   with  a   sigh  of salisfaction,   11 neat
pocketed tho letter to post.
" By the way," lie said, "I came through
Lhe i��u to-nlghl on the chance of finding
you there."
Stratton h faue grew atony.
" And old Mother Brade got hold of me
to practice her tongue upon. '
Slrattuii was silent, and aat gazing
atraight before luin.
"Hadn't you hotter let the old woman
havo a general clean il[i'.'"
"I pay the rent of thoao chambers," said
Stratton almost fiercely, "to do wilh thorn
as I please.    No !'
"All right; tell her lo go io Jericho,
ihen. But look here, she waa asking me
ahout Mr. Uretlison,''
Stratton'a countenance ohanged a little,
either from excitement or interest in hia
friends words.
"Isn't it strangi that he doesn't come
hack !"
"I don't know. No. He is peculiar in
ways. Sometime! I have not seen him for
months together.''
"Oil," said Quest quietly ; and soon after
he left.
It waa ahout a week later that, on going
to tlie inn one evening, (Iueat waa caught
again hy the porter's wife,
"Whioh 1 won't keep you a minute, sir,
hut would you mind answering me one
r| uesi ion'.'"
"It I can," said Quest, knocking the
sullen irom his cigar.
"Then ia .Mr. Stratton coming hack soon
to the inn, sir'.''
"I can't lull you, Mra. Brade."
"Then can you tell me where Mr. Brettison ii, sir?"
"That's two questions, Mrs. Brade."
"Will, yea { nir, ii is; bin if you only
knew the agony 1 suiter  from the thought
of those two sets of chambers beiug allowed
to go to tack nnd ruin, you'd oily me.1'
"Well it does aeem tiresome to any lady
of orderly mind, of course."
"It'a 'orrid, sir. > There's the dual, and
lhe soot falling down lhe ehimbieys with-
out a bit of fire, and the mice, and, for
aught I know, the rats. Kc;dly, sir, mere
are times when I almost wish the chambers
was empty, that I do."
" Well, have patience, Mra. Brade," said
I litest, " I think I can see an improve-
men' In Mr. Stratton, and I hope sood to
im lo eome hack���but   1  don't   know
when it's likely tobe," hs muttered m  he
crossed the square on the ohanoe of seeing
a  light in  hii friend's window,   and   this
time it was there,
Hu hurried up to lind, after knocking
aeveral times, that Slralton had   evidently
only juat eome, Tor he waa standing  there
in overcoat and  hat, ami he would have
stepped out at once had not QllUSl shown ao
doeided an intention of coming in.
" Uo ymi w.ut me V" said Stratton uu-
rasily :   and    CluOBt'l heart   sank, for his
friend looked more careworn than ever,
" Yes," he said ; " I wanted lo   talk   '.0
vou about something particular."
"Vos��� what?" said Stratton sharply, For, manly and reckless as he was as a
"Surely you Were not coming away, and; rule, Ire could not conceal Irom himself that
aliout to leave that lamp burning?" , Stratton was, after all, dangerous.   Thai
"Was J going to leave i ne lamp burning?1 turning out of the light had heen intention-
said Stratton absently. "1 suppose I' al; there must have beon an objoot in view,
f-,rg,,i.'��� i and, in hia tremor of nerve, Quest could
"Well, don't do that, then. This house think of no other aim than thai of making
is ao full of wood thai if it caught fire it a sudden attack upon one who had become
wonld bum like tinder." irksome to him.
"You think sn T aaid Stratton wilh a They wer* quite alone in that solitary
ourloUB look in bia eyea. { place.    If he called for help, no nne would
"Thai I   do.     In   half   an   hour thore; hear,   and  he might   lie struck down and
wouldn't he one of your preparatione left. ��� killed. Stratton, l�� Ids madness might lind
They, your furniture, the bric-a-brac, and
your specimens in  Spirits,  wonld   be    "
" ilive up the chambers, th
some more pleasant ones."
" Xo, no ; I ahould nol care ahout the
trouble ot moving. I am uaed to ihem,
He laid hia hand upon ihu Ump, ami
Guest was obliged to take tbe bint and rise
" That's right," be aaid ; " put the lamp
out site. This is an ugly old place, but it
would be horrible if the place were burned
" Y eB���horrible���horrible I" aaid Strut-
ton, witb a shudder.
"Much more horrible if anyone slept in
the place,* eh?"
"If anybody alepi in the place '.'" said
Strailaowil.il a ghastly look.
"Yea���lodgttra. There is somebody up
stairs on the second floor, isn't there 1'
"Yea," said Stratton huskily, ''Uiit only
iu the day time." He withdrew his hand
from the lamp.and looked round,to tiuest's
great delight; for be was taking an evident
interest in the topic his friend had siarle I,
and liis eyes roved from object lo object
the room.
"Work of a good many years' saving ami
collectidg here, old chap, ch ?"
"Yes; of many, many yeara," said Stratton thoughtfully.
" And all your bits ot antique furniture,
too. Mustn't bave a fire here, old fellow.
I say," he continued, lapping a glass jar in
which a kind of lizard was suspended in
spirits, '��� I suppose if this grew hot the
stopper would be blown oul, and the spirit
would blaze all over lhe floor in
ment ?"
Stratton'a eyea contracted strangely ns
he nodded and watched hia friend,
" Yes," he said, " lhat fa bo."
" And you've got dozens of similar bottles about.   Let's see, you've gol something
in your bathroom too.
Stratton made uo reply, but stood gazing
away from h's friend.
" Wita wandering again," thought Quest,
" Never mind, I did get him a little  more
like himself."    Then aiond ;
" I aay, Mai."
Stratton Lurried upon him sharply,
" Wouldn't   do  to have   a  tire ; why,
you'd burn up poor old Brettison too,"
Stratton's tace looked as if it had been
:arved in atone.
" Suoh a collection, too, as he has spent
years of his Ufa in getting together."
"Come away, now," said Stratton hoar
aiily, as he raised bis hand once more to
turn out the lamp.
"Yes; all right. No; stop I" cried (iueat
excitedly. Stratton smiled, and his hand
remained as if fixed in the air.
"I have it," continued Quest.
"Stratton did not speak, but remained
there with his fingers close io the button of
the lamp, as if fixed in that position by his
friend's words.
"Book here, ohl fellow," cried liuost excitedly.    "History docs repeat itself.''
"What���what do you mean ?"
"How long is it since poor old Brettison
had that terrible illness?"
"I don't know���years ; come away."
"Wait a moment.    Well, he   w--a   lying
helpless, dying, and you suspected   some,
thing was wrong, broke open the old man's
door, found him Jnaent-ible,and nursed him
back to life."
Stratton did not stir, but bent over tho
tabic, listening to his friend's wanh
"Suppose he has come back unknown to
you���as bo often did���and gone in there.
He is old. He may be lying iu th *r�� now.
Mai, old chap,this plaoe sends quite & chill
through me. How do we know but what
just on the other side yonder somebody
msy be lying dead ?" and he pointed toward
the closet door.
"Ah !"
No literary sign can give the exact sound
of the hoarse sigh which escaped from
Stratton aa his friend said those last words
excitedly ; and then as if spurred Iiy his
imagination i
"It's as likely aa can be. Mai, old fellow, as I said before, history does repeal
itself. He has been missing a long time,
Mrs. Brade is very uneasy. You havo been
a great deal away, I tell you what it is���
it's an aot of duty. I'll fetch up the police,
and we'll break in and see."
As the words left Guest's lips he started,
for there was a Midden Hash ; then, for a
moment, bis eyes were dazzled; the next he
was in profound darkness.
Stratton's tinkers, unseen by his friend,
had closed upon and turned the button of
the lamp,
Three steps back were sufficient���three
atepa taken suddenly in that profound
darkness were enough, in the excitement
of the moment, to make Guest completely
lose what a nautical man would call "his
bearings" ; and, startled, as well as puzzled, lie waited, in utter ignorance of his
position in the room, for what waa to coinu
Time and again he had been uneasy,even
startled, by his friend's actions, feeling
lhat there was a certain amount of menial
aberration. He had felt, ton, thai it was
quite possible thatineomesmlden paroxysm,
when galled by his dictation, Stratton
might strike at him, hut until now he had
never known absolute fear
BUmed and In ashes in no time,
The strange look in Stratton's eyes intensified, but (JueBt did nnt notice it, nor
yet that bis companion was Idling his eye-*
wamler around the old carved paneling
with its oaken architraves and heavy plinths
and moldings.
For Guost wss intent upon his own
"Look here," he said suddenly, "aliout
Stratton turner! upon him uneaaily.
" This ia a ruin world. Mil, ohl follow."
" Whit do you mean  '" said Stratton.
" Only thn : Brsltiflon'a rich���a man
worth a good deal, and men of that stamp
generally hav people who take a good deal
of notice of them."
" Naturally,''  laid  Stratton,   with   a
urious laugh.
some means of liitiinr* his body, and���whal
theu 1 Edie���poor little Edie, with her
hright. ways and merry, teasing smiies? He
would never see her again : and she, loo,
poor little one, would be heart-broken, till
aome luckier fellow came along to make her
" No, I'll be hanged if he shall," thought
Guest, as a culmination to tho rush of
thought that flashed through bis brain.
" Poor old Stratton is really as mad as a
hatter; but even if he haa auoh thonghta,
I've as good a chance as he has in the dark,
ami I '11 die hard. Bah ! who's going lo die ?
Whore's the window, or lho door ! Horj,
this iaa nice game, Mai," he said aloud,
quite firmly.  " Where are your matches ."
But as he spoke, he made a couple of
rapid steps silently, to h:'
an*���this is about   the shadiest.    Here,
he  ciied, more  excitedly now,   in spite ot
i efforts to be oalm, " why don't you
& peak*'
Ue  did not   slep   aside now,  but stood
linn, with his lists olenohed,ready to atrike
out wiih all his might in case of attack,
though even then he was fighting bard to
force down the ri-uug dread, and declaring
to himself thai he was a meru child to he
frightened at beiug tu the dark.
But he kuew that lit- had good cause.
Utter darkness ia a horror of itself when
the confuiion of being helpless and in total
Ignorance uf one's position is superadded.
.Nature plays strange pranks then with
lental faculties, wen as she d<
traveler In some dense fog, or the
unfortunate who finds himself "bushed,"
or loat iu the primeval forest, far from help
and with the balance of his mind upaet.
He learns at auc'i a tiuiu that his boasted
strength of nerve is very small indeed, and
thai the hravesl and strongest mau may
BUOOUmb to a dread that makes him as
timid aa a child.
Small as Was lhe apacu in which lie atood.
and easy as il would have been, after a
lit lie calm relIecliou,lo fiuddoor or window,
(iueat telt that he was rapidly losing his
balance; for he dare not stir, face loface as
he wis wilh lhe tlroul that Stratton really
was mad, and that in his cunning he hud
seized thin opportunity for riddiug himself
nf one wlio must seem to him like a keeper
always uu the watch to thwart him.
Lie remained silent, the eold sweat break
ing out ail over hia face, and Ina hearing
Btralned to catch the sound of the slightest
movement, or even the heavy breathing of
...i- man wailing for an opportunity to
strike bun down,
For il was iu vain to try and combat
tills feeling, He could find no other
explanation in his confused mental state.
I hat must he titration's intention, aiul the
only tiling to do was lo be on the alert and
master him when the time for the great
struggle came,
Tuere were moments, as Guest stood
there breathing as suftly as he could, when
he foil that this horrible suspense must
have been going on for hours; and, aB he
looked round, the blackness seemed to be
full of strain.'**, gliding points of light,
whicli hu was ready to think must be
Stratton's eyes, till common sense told liim
that il was all fancy, 'then, too, he felt
certain thai ho could hear rapid movements
ami his enemy approaching him, hut tin
sounds were mado by bis own pulses
otherwise all was atill as death, Aud at
the mental suggestion of death his horror
grew more terrible than he could bear. He
grew faint and giddy, and made a snatch in
tbo air as if to save himself.
The sensation passed oil' as ipiickly as
it came, but in those brief moments Guest
felt how narrow waa thc division between
sanity and ils reverse, and in a dread
greater now than that of an attack by
Stratton, he Bet bis teeth, drew himself up,
and forcing himself to grasp the fact that
all this was only the result of a minute or
or two in the darkness, he craned forward
his neck in the direction of where he he
lieved Stratton to be, and listened.
Not a breath ; not a somni,
There was a clock on the mantelpiece,
and he tried to bear ils calm, gentle tick,
but gave that np ou ihe bisuui, io. 1
aure thnt it m.i-i, uaVd lieen neglected ana
left unwound, ami nerving himself now, he
spoke out sharply t
"Look here, Mai, old fellow, don't play
the fool. Either open the door, or strike
a liffht, before I smash something vatu
There was no reply,but the effort he had
made over himself had somewhat restored
his balanco, and he felt ready to laugh at
hia childish fears.
* Has he gone, and left me locked in ?
he thought, after striving in vain to hear a
Improbable ; for he had not heard the
door open or close, and he would have seen
the dim light from the staircase,
No, not if Stratton hud softly passed
through the inner door and closed it after
him before opening thc outer.
" Here, I must act," he Baid to himaelf,
mentally strung once more, . " He couldn't
have played me such a fool's prank as that.
Now, whero am I? The writing table
should be straight out there,"
He stretched forth his hand cautiously,
and touched something which moved, Il
was a picture iu thc middle of a panel,
hanging by a fine wire from thc rod, and
Guest faced round sharply with a touch of
his old dread, for he knew now that he
had been for long enough standing in a
position that would give his enemy���if
enemy Stratton was���an opportunity for
striking him down from behind.
With tho idea growing upon him that his
alarm had all been vain, and that Stratton
muat have gone straight out the moment he
turned down thc lamp���either in his absent
state forgetting his presence, or imagining
that he had gone ou out���Guest felt now a
strange kind of irritability against himaelf,
and, with the dread completely gone, he
began to move cautiously, and pausing step
by step, till his outstretched haudscame in
contact with a bronze ornament, which fell
into the fender with a loud clang.
Guest started round once more, knowing
exactly where he stood,and lacing Stratton,
who seemed to have sprung out of hiB seat.
" Who's there J" he criod fiercely.
Who's there1;" retorted Guest. "Why,
what's come to you, man ? Where are your
lights ! Bah I" he added to himaelf, " have
I loat my head, too?"
As he apoke ho drew a little silver caae
from his vest pocket, and struck a wax
match,whose bright light showed bis friend
aunk baok in thc chair by the writing table,
gazing wildly in hia face.
A glance showed Gueat a candle in a little
holder on the mantelpiece, aud applying
thn match, in another moment the black !
horror had given place to his friend's
room, with Stratton locking utterly prostrate, and unworthy of a moment's dread.
Guest's words partook of his fooling of
annoyauco wilh himself at having given hia
imagination so much play.
"Here, what's come to you, man?" he
criod, sei/.ing Stratton roughly by tho
"Corns to me !    I ���I���don't know."
" Havo you been sitting thero ever sinco
you put out ihe light'''
" Yes���I think bo,"
" But yon beard me speak to you?'*
"No;   J   think   not.     What   did   you
say ?"
" He's trembling  like a loaf," thought
Guest,    " Worso than 1 was."
Then nloud i
"I aay, you hail belter have a glass of
grog, and then go lo bed. I'll stop with
yon if you like,"
Hers? No, no ; corne along. It must
bo getnug late,''
Ho made   for   lho   door and opened it,
signed to (iueat to come, aud stood waiting,
"All right; but don't leave that candle
uiriiing,   man.    You seem detorminorl to
burn down this place."
Si ration uttered a curious little laugh,
and hastily crossed the room to ihe mantle*
piece, whilo Gueat atood holding tlie door
open so aa to admit ti tittle light,
The next minute they were on the land*
ing, and Stratton, with trembling lingers,
carefully locked the door.
"Now," said Guost, "Ahoul poor old
Brettison? Whnt do you say'.' Shall we
givo notice to the police ?"
"No, no," oried Stratton angrily. "It is
absurd I    He  wil! como   back somo   day.
Strikes mc, after to night's work," he
added thoughtfully; "that I must have
got it, too."
He retille i li.*, | i, *..d went i.ii thinking.
"How lie started, aud how strange he
seemed when I talked about the poisibihty
of the poor fellow lying there dead. Only
a fancy of mine.    How does the old saying
:y goes a great way'?     There,
iii-'iign tiiii'.-y for one night,
Breaking- It Gently.
" Really, Mr. Stalate," she protested,
"you have given me four hours of your
time this eveuiug."
" Why���er���upon my word ! So I have.
The hours pass Use minutes when 1 am
with you."'
" You wero telling me that siuce your
promotion your time ia valuable,"
"Well, papa doesn't allow me to ac*
oopt    expensive     presents     from    young
She Was Perfectly Plain.
She glared into his soulful eyes.
"Now that we are married," she observed,
austeiely, " I ahall not hesitate to be perfectly plain with you.''
" Matilda."
She did not heed his protest, hut sat all
evening wiih her hair in curl papers,
Nothing she could have done would make
her look plainer.
Fourteenth Annual   Report of the
Mutual Reserve Fund Life
The Fourteenth Annual Mn.* ing of the
members of the Mutual Reserve Fund Life
Association was held Wednesday afternoon,
January 23rd, at the oflices of the Association, in the new budding at ihe corner of
Broadway aud Huane street, New York.
The largo Assembly Room ou tho fifth floor
-"*    building devoted lo this purpose wis
f the
packed with a large gathering ot members
trom all parts oi the country, who listened
with interest to the reports covering the
business ot the most prosperous year in the
hiatory of this alwaya remarkably prosperous Association. Tlio absence of President
Harper, by reason of his continued illness,
was felt by all present, but lhe results of
his masterly executive ability were shown
in the record presented by the financial
statement and lhe joint report of the Ui*
reclors, Officers and Executive Committee
cf the Association.
During the meeting the following telegram, dated Lakewood, N.J., trom Rev,
U.S. McArthur. Pastor of Calvary Baptist
Church, New York, waa read ; the news of
President Harper's convalescence being
roL-t-ivtd amid hearty congratulations :
Mr. P. A. llurnham, Mut. Res. Building,
New York :
Let us congratulate ourselves on last
year's wonderful business, and especially
on the bright prospects for the speedy and
implete recovery of nur honored and
omveil President, 1 have this moment
.elt his bedside, having made him several
brief but pleasant visits. His head is c ar
as tho sunshine whioh floods his room. His
heart was always right intentionally, and
it ia now rapidly Improving physically.
We may eoni* expect to see him again leading this great company to atill grander
triumphs. Let us thank God, take courage
and preas forward,
(Signed) R. S. MoARTHUR.
The aunual report aa presented showed
that the assets were larger, the surplus
greater, the new business of mere magnitude, and the payments to beneficiaries
more than in any preceding year in the
history of the Association.
The gross apsets had increased during
the year 1894 from $j% lAS.4fil-8.S6 to $5,5,18,-
113,90, making a net gain for tbe   year of
gai)", 5119.83.
The Reserve of Surplus Emergency Fund
had inereated during the past \2 mouths
from $3.089,320.1,1 to 93.827,636 12, making a net gain for ihc year of 8238,308.99.
The Income from nil sources di ring the
year IS!'4 nmounted to 84,943.739.50, as
Hgainst-rl.l'i.S.Sl.', for 1893, making a net
increase of $444,024,09.
The report proceeda : At the end of the
year 180', we had disbursed to tho widows
and orphans and representatives of our
deceased members lho sum of $17,084,3-1.1.-
Mi. For tho same purpose during the year
1894 we have paid out tlie largest sum in the
history of our institution, viz., $3,070,514,*
01, making in all in the 14 years of our
existence the magnificent total of $20,7.r>4,*
nusi.vKss in Kiincs.
On.* books show thai on Dec, 31,   1894',
���e had in  f�� rce fl(J,()67  policies   covering
Insurance ainmming U $29!-l,.*I(ftl, I0t>, heing
incrcaee   for   lho year of   lH.Siil
policies, amounting to $.10,7<*)0,O41, while
the applications for
new m-SINKIS
received during the year amounted to
181,305,145, which does not include one)
lioilni'e worth of business received since
Dec. 31, 1804.
Tie Mutual Reserve is represented in
Canada by the follow ng gentlemen :
W. .1. McMurtry, Manager for Ontario ;
Freehold Loon limlding, Toronto.
A, It. McNichol, Manager for Manitoba
end N.W.T.; Mclntyre Block, Winnipeg.
Dr. Ilasseite, Manager for Quebec ; 12
Pines d'Armes, Montreal,
Cot. J, Domville, Manager fer Maritime J
IWIitcei, St. John, N.B. |
Agents'wantetl in all unrepresented dist
Rrdmnu-V* Motion for Dl����oliUlon Voleit
Mown-Tli l- Litr-I Mayor af Unlilln nl
ihe Bar -A l*��tiil->n on Beliall of Irish
Polliieal PrIaoueM.
In the Britiah House of Commons on
Monday, Mr. James tiryce. President of
the Board of Trade, said in reply to a question, that tbe Government had no intention
of placing a lightship or buoy on the spot
where the Elbe went down. The wreck,
he said, was nearer to Holland than England, and if the spot was to be marked tha
work should be done by the Netherlands.
Sir Edward (.ray, Parliamentary Sec*
retary for Foreign Allaire, announced thai
the Porte had maintained its decision not
to allow representatives ot the press to go
into Asia Minor during tho sitting of Bitlis
Commission of Enquiry.
Mr. Herbert Gladstone, First Commissioner of Works, announced that the estimates would include a provision for the
expense of the erection of a statue of Oliver
Cromwell in Westminster.
John Redmond, leader of the l'arnellites,
brought forward his motion to amend the
Address by demanding that the Government
must i.ppeal at once to the country, inasmuch aB they had failed to carry out their
Home rtules programme. The motion was
defeated by a vot - of 256 to 2,16.
A deputation from the corporation o
D-.'bliit, headed by the Lord Mayor, wa
escorted to the bar of the House with
much ceremony by the sergeant-at-arms.
The Speaker of ihe House said : " My
bowl Mayor of Dublin, what have you
there ?" The Lord Mayor theu presented
the petition from the corporation of Dublin
praying for the release ol the men now
in prison on conviction of participation in
dynamite outrages. In handing up the
petition the Lord Mayor said: ���- The persons to whom the petition referred
were convicted years ago upon charges of
being connected with an insurrectionary
movement in Ireland. Whatever their
offences were, they had been more than
amply punished. (Cries of "Hear, hear.")
He prayed,in the name of justice and wftb
a view of removing a just cause of discontent among the Irish people, that they be
now liberated.'' The petition was handed
to the olerk of the House, and the deputation withdrew.
Tht privilege of appearing at the bar of
the House is one that the Lord Mayors of
Dunlin alone have enjoyed since   1813.
French Trealy-Riaatl  Maklu*- frirse*.
Tbe Bordeaux Claret Company have ovei
twenty thousand downs of Claret, Bur
guoy, Sauterne, Ports, Sherries, wind
they are offering at $3 and $4 per oaae of If
large quart bottles, All guaranteed pme.
sound, and Imported dirtot from the vineyards of Franco aud Spain. They are not
common washed-out wines but aro old,
rioh, generous, genuine fruity wines; sold
on their merits only and not on a label or
brand���brandolatary will soon be a thin-*
of the past. Nearly every swell family li,
Montreal have tried them and will sou
use no other. All first-olasa physician-
recommend them. Our cellars are open to
the publio aod wn guarantee satisfaction
Ask your wine merchant or grocer for them
or address for price list, Bordeaux Clare.
Company, 30 Hospital St.,Montreal. Telephone 1394.
A Prosperous Insurance .Co.
The phenomenal growth of tho Mutual
Reserve fund Life Association is shown in
the annual report published in another
cjlumn. That report shows that the assets
were larger, the surplus greater, thu new
business of more magnitude aud the pay-
men is to beneficiariei more than in any
preceding year in the history of this Association. Seventeen millions and a half
Were paid in death claim*, to the end of 1893
ar.d the report of the four State iusurance
examiners appointed to investigate thf
standing of the Mutual Reserve Fund Lift
shows that the statements made by volublt
���gents of old line companies tha; tht
Mutual Reserve shaved ita death claims tc
he an unqualified falsehood. During the
fourteen years of the existence of thf
Mutual Reserve Fund Lite, twenty millions
and three quarters havu been piid out to
deaih claims, each and every claim being
settled promptly and fully. The Mutual
Reserve Fund Life Association's rales are
one-half those of the old-line companies,
ita aim being lo give insurance as near
actual cost as is possible ; aud this it is able
to do, backed by the substantial reserve of
millions, aa shown in the report published
to day.
Not a Spotter.
Policeman���"Move on, oow I"
Street Roy (after reaching a safe distanoa)
���"Yer needn't a*been scared, I wasn't
watchin* yeh,"
Charlatans and Quaekc.
Have long plied their vocation o�� the Buffering pedals of the people. T*-* -.aifehas
pared to the quick j cans*' applications
nave tormented the viotla. of corns until
the conviction shaped iteelt���there's no
oure. Putnam's Painless Com Extractor
proves on what slender basis publio opinion
often rests. If you suffer from corns get
the Extraotor and you will be sat ia tied.
Bold evarywhat***.
Robert Louis Stevenson's literary earnings in the last eight years aro said to have
been not less than $>00,000.
With the apring tide come the flowers,
lut before them cornea the illustiated seed
Bud flower Catalogue, in its way almost ui
attractive as the flowers themselves. Wa
have just received the Catalogue of The
Steele,IJriggs.Marcon Seed Co., of Toronto,
full of instructive details of great value to
all interested in plant and flower life,���and
who ia not T The reputation of this house
stands high and no reader of thia journal j
can do better than consult their Catalogue '
er write them personally.
uet :ac or Neuralgia,
There is no use in tooling with ������i.-nlgia.
Itiaaoisease that give*1 way only to th*
most powerful remedies No remedy yel
discovered has given tho ^r.-.nd results thai
Invariably attends the employment of Pol.
eon's Nerviline. Nerviline is a posiuva
specific tor all nerve pains, and ought to ba
kept on hand in every family. Sold every
where, 25 ceata a bottle.
Don't Tehaceo ftptt or Siuuhe four Lire
la the truthful, eturtltnR title of a book about
No-To-Ban, the harmless, gnsranteed tobacco
habit cure thnt braces up nicoiinlsed nerves,
eliminates the nlr-nttne poUou, makes went:
men gala stronr'h vigni* and manhood. You
run no physic, i iiinm inl rii*k, ns No-To-Bait
Is sold uuder -^..raritou to cure or money refunded. Boo)- free. A.I. t-torl'nK Kemudy
Cn, 374 "t Paul St, Uootvoal.
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from tlm jr-il
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Catarrh-Use Nasal Balm.   Quick, poei-
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WAtlTEO. ��� llrlirhr. active. cnoiKOllo men In
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_____ W. A. LOFTUS. Montreal.
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Note���All enterprising merchtinls in every town
iu Catiadi sell our seeds.
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A Marvelous Medicine
impose, then, he Iias eome to grief. I  which (inesi would not now allow.
done.     When
mean, suppose some gsng have got hold of
him on his Way baok here and made an end
of him."
" Absurd ! 'said Stratton, "villi aourious
laugh.    " Nonsense 1"
"Sueh things have  bee
il Id he go out V'
������ I do not, know,'
" Don't be bully with your devoted ser
viwil. Mat. Toll mc tiiis���has be heen back
���niee���er���that day 1"
" I'urlisps. 1 don't know. He is a mini
wlio nues m and out as silently as a cal,"
Whenever  Given   a   Fair  Trial
Hood's Proves Its Merit.
The following leltrr Is front Mr. ,f. Atcltlo
Cliauss.}. architect And surveyor, No, IK) Shaw
Street, Montreal, Canada i
"C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.i
"Gentlemen: ��� I havo been taking Hood's
Sarsaparllla for about six mouths ami am glad
to say that It lias done lueaKrciitdcniof good.
Last May my weight was 163 pounds, but since
t began to tako Hood's Sarsaparllla It lias Iti- ]
-teased lo 103,   1 Mink Hood's Sarsaparllla Is a
marvellous mediclno and an very inueh pleased
wllli it."  JaAi-riui-rnArHi.il.
^^^^ Hood's Pills cure liver ills, constipation,
sa iinweteume guest���no jr*k�� meant- old   the  duuiors uoll   surtsuiug of  ibe brain. I biliouilioasJauiidlce.skkheaduclie.iiidlKeiUuu,
k'iit, wilh oul
stretched' hands, so as to conceal   his pus-; s"- ma h'""p' l'1 ���*���*>���"-- olli '������-���*'*���    % -���CB(l
ition from -Stratton in the   event   of   tho I r"**' ��-��>*ofu��0U apU Stratlgu,    1 want lo gel
Utter   meditating   an   ftttaLk-an    event, hack us soon ns I can.'
(���tiest look his arm to llie entrance of the
There whs no reply and (jitest stood listen- [ inu, called a cab, ami did not leave him till
ing for a few moments before speaking he was safe in liis rooms at .Saruir. Street,
again. aflir whioh the young barrister returned to
" J>o you hear?" he mid. " You liis own chambers io think o\er the events
shouldn't have been in suoh a hurry Open of the evening In company with a pipe,
the door, or I shall Im upsetting some of | "Takes all tho OT-neelt out of h fellow,"
your treasures.'' I he mused, "to Hnd what a loi of   his   old
Half angry with himself for his coward- childish dread remains when he has grown
ice, as he called it, he repeated hit mono*, up. Why*. 1 ie\t then ���Ugh I I'm
logue and listened ; hut he could only hear ashamed to think of it all. Poor old
lhe throbbing of Iub own heart. | Straltnn! he doesn't know what he's aboui
Well, of all the  ways of gelling rid of   half  bis time.    I lielieve hu has got what
fttV-*.**. %**.�����**.*>.���>.'%�����
E. B. HARPER,      ....      President.
Now York City, January U, 1895.
Wr, the lii-iirauce (oniniissioiMTs and Superliilenileitis or Mis Stat!'-' of Ulincls, Ohio. Texas and
South Dnkotn. do hereby certify that wc have beenlor tlie last tw.i months eugusei In an exhaustive
and thorough examination or Ihe books and accounts or the Miilnil Kcserre Fund Life Association
nnd of nil receipts and disbursements during tlie iiei-lo I e.tendiii; from the Ist day of January, 1894,
to llie ISth day of November. I8S4.
We further certify that wc have carefully checked and proved till Items: tbat the loans on bond
nnil iiiortKime have been checked and verili-di thnt stocks a:nl bond, have been accounted Tor
through receipts held lor deposits i thnt cash on hand has been conned, and that cash deposited
with sundry bunks has been proved by the books of s ild banks or by proper -er.'iiicntci therefi 0:11:
tbat thc real estate has been valued upon the basis ofnet renin's and from In urination derived from
reliable sour.es, and that the operations ol the tssuclation hnve been subjected to a thorouali
examination In whleh every facility has been afforded us by the officers anil iiiimu'crs, every book,,
reror.l and source of Information having been laid ojic i lo us without reservation.
We further certify that wc iind the ilssoelnti in poscsscd of admitted Invested nnd uon Invested
assc s mi the said November llltli. 1801, to the ninounl ol' *4,-J'"8,l'*0.!l3 and of cou liisent mortuary
assetsto the amount of*l. 340,4!>0.'ll. making truss nsselsns of said date to the amount of #!l.*ilS.
Sll'*4i that n.'nlnsl sad assets wc have Wiargcd aruil liabilities to the amount of *��*�� "01 84
(Including bunds but not boad statements) aid coiillnnent mortuary lialil lties lo the auioant ol"
#l.n.1.04l..*fi. making the surplus of the Assoi-iallon on basis ofgross invested anil n in Invested assets
l*S,SS'i.3il.1.09, and on basis or gross assets (conll ige it mortuary assets and liabilities being liic'uded)
Wc I'u it In r certify tliut wc have vei-ilieil Iiy a competent expect the value ofthe Asso
illation's Interest in the building known asdic Mutual Itcservc Ittiildiiig, and that wc arc
Hidsllcd that Its value Is largely ia excess of die amount at whicli it stands upon the Asso-
rial ion's hooks. We further certify that wc have made a very careful examination ol I Indent li claims paid Iiy the Association (luring Ihc period covered by this examination, and
that we are of Ihe opinion that Ihc Mutual Itcservc Fund Life Association pays ils death:
claims honorably and promptly, and dial il docs not iu any case wilfully attempt lo resist
payment of any honest death claim iitat is made iipiin it; aud that the work ofthe death:
claim department is handled witli all possible dispatch aad In such n wsi.tr* Hint the most
critical ran have no just cause or reasonable ground of co-itflniitt. While under the opera,
lion of the fiiiidamciilal principle of the Association which calls for the collection after
dentil of lite sum required to pay a claim, then* may be some seeming delay, payment is just
as sure us with any other company or association, which fact is fully established by our
examination. We further certify that we have made a personal examination of the
methods of the Medical llcparlmenl, and feel warranted in saying that the utmost care is
exercised in the selection of risks, and that in this respect the Association will compare
favorably with any other life insurance company or association,
J'lic financial statement furnishes abundant proof of the healthy and prosperous condition of die Association, nnd the gradually increasing assets show prudence and economy.
The management, the public and the members are (o be congratulated upou the solidity
nnd security of lite Association.
IN WITNESS WHERROF, wc have hereunto sub-      ^r^JtiU^t xJ^^t^^
scribed  our respective names in      fiisiimnce Sti/terintettdeut, Stale e/fllinois, Clitiimtm..
the citj of New York,   the  day
and year above written.
e. Slate f/Tet
Superintendent of Insurance, Stale 0/ Ohio.
Xxtmum, Stale tfSeult MSesa, AGRICULTURAL
Preparing Stables fin? Winter.
Every careful farmer wilt at this time
aee that his stable doors lit properly- aud
that all cracks *resloppcil. If n-it. attended
to animal heat will be loat an<l   feed   i
sequent ly   wasted.    Pieces   of   old   horse
blankets or strips of carpet sewed together
in one gieal curtain with a   broad hem ou
tho upper edge and Btrnng on a wire at tht
top of tho door frame, will make au effectual
storm    door.     This   is   pushed   asido In
the morning and drawn in place   tho  last
thing at night  before shutting  the  out-
lido  door.     Where   stanchions are used
cows,   make   a   drop six to 12 inches deep
and tight enough to hold  all  liquids.   It
j, must be of sufficient depth   to   prevent   a
lazy animal standing with her hind feet in
Cows do nnt like to atand with  their
back much out of the level.    Tlio   rows of
stanchions may be made in panels so  that
they can bo moved to ami from the trench
to fit eaoh sot of cows.   Build a manger in
front oi theatachions 18  inches wide  at
bottom, ���-"���j ft at top and 2 J  ft deep.    Tliis
. will prevent scattering the feed. Otherwise
1 in the endeavor to reach it, the hind   feet
; get into the drop and when the cow rccov-
I era he-sett the bedding is soiled,   The cow
���which haa a habit of bumping herself causing the droppings to fall on the floor   ami
not into the drop, may be treated thus : To
.ine end of a 6-inch board (a) long enough
* to reach from   the   ceiling   nearly   to the
.cow's back,nnil a similar board (6) 13 inches
"lonp and at right   angles  to  it.   On   the
opposite end fasten a 2x4 (c) 12 inches long
with rounded ends so that staples  can  be
drawn over them iuto the ceiling   directly
i over the cow's back.     This may bo swung
I out of the way when the cattle are uot
'���he barn.
Treatment of Soils That Wash.
Land liabla to wash badly should never
e plowed in fall or winter. Keep it In sod
as long as it is profitable to do so, snd when
it has to be broken up plow it just before
planting. Work it in corn, potatoes, or
some hard crop aud then seed it to grain
early in September, aaya the Baltimore
It should bo seeded in rye if the land is
wantod next season for trucking or for the
potato crop.    Drill   across   tho   Sold, and
not up and down.    Tho quantity nf seed to
drill to the ncre is important.    If wonted
primarily to keep the soil from washing
nd to improve its texture at tho same tlmo
Irill three bushels per aero along with 200
Sounds of phosphate to the acre,   The rye
will grow rapidly If  gotten in during the
nontli of Sep te m ber, and the roots will sn
,'ji-t as to   hold   the   sod   well   togothoi
Where tho field is quito Bleep, and  is of
Totteu rock formation or n sandy loam, the
liter litis '-'���i'ii great  benefit in drilling a
ushel   nud a half up and down   the slope
.ad the same quantity across the field, the
'.wo drilliugs   covering   tho ground pretly
flectinilly, and   tho roots holding the soil
ogether like crab grass.
Whero thero aro washed gulley.", fill in
���>-ith brush, stumps, stones, or cornstalks.
tick the cut ends of the brush downwards
nto thc soil and lot tho brush part point
.p wards. ThiB will help hold tho aoil in
'-heck. Take tho plow and throw the fur*
ows into the cavity by goiug up on one
���tie and down the other. After all the
���arth ia gotten in that can be placed there
ith the plow, harrow the plowed ground
n eaoh Bide and plow again. By this
cans you can fill in quite a deep ravine
ithout using the shovel or curt���this
iiakes the work expensive. If a steel
liorse scoop can be had it will further help
0 cheapen the work. After tho tiel.l is
arrowed aud soedid, a thin layer of straw
t corn fodder Bpread quite thinly���before
he grain comes up���over places liable to
bash will further prevent washing.
A very practical farmer bought suoh a
nn of Bome 200 acres iu the fourth dis-
[riot of Baltimore county far less than
j-venty dollars per acre. Some of the fields
Jvere bo washed and gulleyed that a cart
��� nil horse could have been put in tho gull-
lys and been hidden from view. By taking
l.io abovo means anil usinir a small quantity of fertilizer���-from 150 to 200 pounds
[-* the acre, seeding tho corn land to wheat
Jiirly in September, and by covering the
JVheat fields with a small quantity ol straw
j-in ten years' tima ho undo every acre
field from eight to ion barrels of corn, and
Irom eighteen to twenty-four bushelB of
Ivheat per aero. The land wns so muoh
Inproved that he was otlered fifty dollars
���er aero, winch he refused, as ho wanted
I', for a homo. Hillsides and rolling fields
"nay vory properly be seeded lo orchard
l*raaa, as this grass bus a nreat number ol
long, fibrous roots, nnd when once well
lot they are hud to kill out. ll sends its
loots deep down into lho soil���Irom ten to
[welve inches,
Allen says of this ; "Two bushels should
���to sown to an aero for a think BOil, ns iho
Bood le very light,wofghinn; twelve io fliteon
ft-ouuds to the bushel. -Sow on the rolled
niirfacoatid'iiirrow it iu with a fine*loathed
marrow. If carefully sown and the soil Is
Bell enriched Willi proper usage, the sod
"Will last Indefinitely. Wo have had ii in
Jon tin mm *��� Dropping lor liny and pusuirace
Vr more than forty years."
The orchard gl'RBB may be reeded by hand
light behind the drill. A good outturn is io
Ilrill with the wheat or ryo one p-ck of iim*
Tthy seed ; BOW the orchard grass by band,
f wenty-tivt) pounds upon each acre, and
follow with tlio Thomas smoothing harrow
���to cover the seed. Thia liarroiv being
���lightand thc teeth slanting, will not drag
Ithe seed wheat onto- Llie drill rows. One
l,ock of clover seed should be sown early in
Tiarch to tho acre, as tho orchard graBs
Trill not make much growth before tho
following season.   This is   heavy seeding,
t for steep hillsides thero is needed heavy
Seeding. When the soil is once well filled
���pith roota there is not much cliancO for it
lo wash or gully, even when the rains aro
f eavy and loug continued.
J Thoro aro many Bleep hillsides covered
Kwitli forest; by nil means,lot thorn remain,
-.ven if the growth ia small. There is little
���jadvautage in cutting oil tho timber. Such
' timber belts will protect the farm crops and
[��be of far more benefit if loft glowing than
[ the few dollars the cord wood will Bell for.
lit is a great mistake to clear up sticli laud.
jThe timber, when fully arown, will be
B worth far more than all the farm crops that
fcan be raiBer, on such land j and after the
Lvaluable  timber  is  romoved  tho yountt
Srowth of trees will still bo a barrier to aoil
epletlon and be an ornament to tho farm.
|The woods will draw moisture from tho air,
j\d will help in part to attract ahowera
1 lien rain ia badly needed.
Getting1 out the Manure.
As fully as the other work will permit
all of tbo manuro made during the winter
should be hauled out and applied before the
spric*' work opens. It is an exceptional
Oaie when it will be better to have the ina
aure in the scabies or sheda rather ihan on
the fields.and it will pay to use all reasonable ineana to get it all out. On the majority
f farms there onght not to be any difti-
culiy in finding plauty of places where'it
can lie applied with profit.
flowed fields that are to be planted with
cultivated cropa, the meadows and the
orchard, are all good places for inauunui*
during tbe winter and early spring, and
there is little danger of getting them too
rich. The full benefit of an application of
manure may not alwaya ahow the first
season, and especially if fresh, aa plant
food, in order to be available, muat bi
soluble, and only a comparatively small
cent, of freah manure is in a soluble
condition, but the contact with the soi
and the action of rain aa a moisture, and
of the air. will aid materially in making it
soluble, and this process can go on in the
aoil aa well if not better than out of it,
while the growing crop will bo able to got
the benefit from what ia already in an
available form. If good crops of grass in
the meadow fruits in the orchard are
secured it ia very necessary that the aoil
be reasonably rich, and it wilt pay to
manure liberally.
By doing the work in goo 1 season now,
much time can be saved later on. After
the soil i- in a fit condition for work there
ia always ao much to be doue that it is
quite an item to havo everything done
that ia possible and will save time during
the busy season. Under ordinary conditions one of the best plana of managing
manure ia to haul out as faat aa made, and
scatter direct from the wagon wherever it
ia wantod.
The Hen Have Displaced lhe Women lu
the Dairies or Ihe Country.
If women are orowdlng men out of aome
fields of employment, thero is at least one
In whioh this process of displacement ia
reversed. That ia the dairy. Thf re the wife
was once queen, but now the husband holds
the sceptre. And the change has been for
the better. The dairy industry of Canada
waa pretty well run down when the men
of the oountry took hold of it, Bet jb on ita
lega and aoon made a flourishing branch
of production out of it. Butter waa the
only dairy product turned out when the
women had charge, and good hutter much
of it waa. But the butter that was bad
and indifferent outweighed the good. The
mode of marketing tended to lower the
quality. The farmers' wives, bartered
their butter for merchandise at the country
stores, and the conn try merchants, not
wanting to make fish of ono and fowl of
the other, paid the
If tbey had discriminated they would
have lost custom. Since bad butter brought
as large a prioe as good butter, thero was
nothing to lie gained by keeping up a high
standard of excellence. Ho tbe average of
quality declined, tona of butter were made
that was unfit to use, and we lost our market in Britain. Then tho men stepped in.
They carted the bulk of the milk to cream-
erics and cheese factories, and these yielded profitable returns almost from the start.
The production of cheeae increased by leaps
and bounds, and went ou ao proaporously
that it now takes tho lion's share ol our
milk. Fifteen years ago wo had a comparatively small number of milch cows, and for
much of their produce wo oould not find
sale. Now wo have a largo number of milch
cows, ami they are all giving a profitable
return on the food they consume. In other
ways dairy interests nave improved under
tho men's administration. The caro of the
cattle, their food, drink, shelter, their
treatment, breeding, etc., have all undergone a marked change. Men have put the
dairy induatry on aacientifb and commercial basis, aud behold the astonishing
reaulta I Nowadays no dog or boy muat
chase or annoy a cow that givoa milk. She
must have olean, well-aired, warm, comfortable quarters.   She   must be   milked
her milk has to be kept apart from all
odora, the cream haa co be aeparated in a
certain way.and the dairy haa been ohanged
almost into a laboratory, whero the nicest
care ia taken to keep milks of differing
richness in buttsr-fat from being thrown
iuto the aame vessel or from being tainted.
Moreover, a cow has to yield a milk that
contains a certain percentage of butter-fat
or she wilt be placed on the retired liat.
Mere volume of milk no longer counts.
The receipts from the dairy are now too
large to be passed over as pin money to the
mistress of the houaohold, The frugal husband and husbandman looks upon them as
one of his assets, and a snug ono they
have oome to be. But it woman haa been
dethroned in the dairy, and if tbe administration and tho revenues of that department of production havo been asiumod and
greatly improved by man, woman is to be
congratulated on her deliveranco from the
drudgery of butter-making and butter-
marketing. But her deliveranco is not ytt
complete. She hai to help milk the oows,
nd now there are more cows to milk. In
a timo when we see women taking an active
n-irt in movements and deliberations that
were once looked upon aa outside their
sphere, it is not a little surprising to imt-
that at the large convention which met to
discuss dairy affairs last week iu Stratford
thero was not a woman present).
A Hint to Would-be Orators.
Apropos of Lord Randolph Churchill, tin
Inotdrnt may bn related which is interesting,
ns showing his pluck and vigour. It relates
to tho noulo Lord's early Parliamentary
life. Ho was determined to mako an
impression upon the House of Commons,hut
Homo of hia friends doubted tho wisdom of
his resolution. He said little, but ho loft
London, and took un his quarter.*- iu an inn
in Rutlandshire. Hero he spent bis daya
anil mi*!.t-i for a period of six weeks, with
only an occasional trip to "town" for a day,
in writing and delivering speeches. He
practically went into training upon every
possible subject of debate. The landlady
could hear her lodger hour after hour, day
after day, walking about his room delivering speeches, now loud and angry, now
soft and persuasive. Perfected by practice,
Lord Randolph Churchill left for town,
seized his opportunity, made a big speech,
and henceforth became a man to be reckoned
with. Only to hia intimate friends did hn
ever refer to his rural training in Parliamentary oratory, which had been of auoh
splendid service to him.
Little Dick���"Mamma waa rend in' some
thing about a heroine,    Wat's a heroine?1
Little Dot���"I don't 'xactly, hut I
guess i'.'s a girl w'at puts out the light an'
thon getB into hod wifout pnllin' her feot in
Shoea with soles covered with a paste of
linseed oil, varnish and iron filings ia being
tried in the German Army.
Queens are not alwaya pretty,nor aro they
aa a rale very learned. Her Majeaty of
Italy is in these respects an exception.
Sho Is not only ths best looking Queen but
the best educated one, In Europe,
Hnr-|,llM��lll**eat Work Required- A **i|ilt*n-
ilnl it-ilrvlii-- I'oiiiiir.v-ror Fruit (.row
hia Krlllsh Caliuiibla runno I ht* Rxcel
Inl-Hnrkel Uiioliilloi--.�����o��tl Irani
l>nr'niloii anil Ken ily I'mli -Hnrliet-i-
Oiif (.mil llrn-nl>m-rk.
Hardly a day pusses, saya tho Vuncouvoi
World, but we ate asked by correspondents
abroad to answer the tjiicstiou, "la tlteie
any chance for a farmer witb limited means
to get a start and make a fair living iu
British Columbia?" Our invariable answer,
frankly.ii "Yes." Mixed farming if conducted aa it ahould be, will pay handsomely.
But there must be hard, intelligent work,
no matter where the ranohe maybe located
or what the surrounding conditions. The
day is paat, and is not likely to return for
many a year to come, when fortunea can be
made hy raising Btock on the Interior ranges
and allowing them to run wild : or in mak*
ing a success of grain growing���that is in
certain aee'ions of the province. For instance, in the Spallumcheeu and Okanagan
districts wheat, of the very best quality,
0an bo grown successfully. Tho same
favorable conditions exist in Lillooet and
Cariboo, and iu a fow sections of the Island.
Oata, peas, barley, and ryo aro grown with
advantage in the valley of the Fraser, as
wall as whiat to a very considerable extent.
But the upper country is scarcely adapted
for the latter and the culture of barley as
well.   Dairying offers
as the consumption of butter aud cheeae,
population considered, in British Columbia
laaimply enormous���almost incredible. It
ia claimed by those who should know that
our importation of butter alone exceeds in
value ���$���".',000 for every day of the year, to
aay nothing of cheese. The raiaing of hoga
and poultry pays well. Thoao who devote
attention and intelligence to these lines of
ive atock cannot fail to make profits,
grenter returns in tact than can possibly be
obtained anywhere that we are aware of,
Britiah Columbia can hardly be said to be
a poor mail's paradise, but chose who have
a little means, lots of peraeveranoe, pluck,
and energy, a will to work, and atrong,
brawny arms, need not apprehend failure
here.   New-comers should be possessed of
sufficient capital to give them a fair start
in the avocationa in which they are about
to engage. In many sections laud oan be
bought at very reasonable rates. In others,
according to locality, they rule high. Theae
are based on the yield, the condition the
Boil is in, and buildings. Our advice to
all ia to buy Delta or cleared land, even if
the prices asked appear to be high, Timbered property here ia costly to clear, that ia
where heavily wooded, and in many in-
stances after it has been got ready the
owner has but a gravel bed for his pains.
Such may suit the horticulturist, but the
intelligent farmer prefers a black, loamy
soil ou a clay bottom to a sand hill. In
some sections the growth ia eaaily denuded
and the mould thc very best ; this applies
to land covered with aldor, cotto��woud,
birch, and maple.
can be had at sums ranging from $10 per
acre upwards. The climate, for dairying
purposes ami successful fruit growing,
cannot bo excelled. For these there ia a
good home market, indeed it is practically
unlimited. The rate fnr transportation
may be Baid to militate againat the shipment of fruit, but tliese in time will be
rectified, and British Columbia fruit grow-
era will enjoy the samo advantage) lhat
Eastern California, Waahington, aud Oregon now do.
So far aa prices are concerned, a glance
at the market quotations will at once convince any practical farmer that thoae of
British Columbia are far in excess of any
realized elsewhere. But to those at a distance, not familiar witb the exiatiug facta,
it is well to atate that labour here is dearer
than it ia by the Atlantic ; but the margin
Is not so great that the farmer, the stock
raiser, or the fruit grower and the poultry
men are not left handsome profits on their
investments and the reaulta of their labour.
Butter ranges in this country, quality always considered, from 2,'Jo to (ith- per lb.
Egga realize about the same. Hogs are
paid for at sums ranging from 6c to (i.tc
per lh., live weight. Wheat ruled this
year very low, but the average price has
ranged between $���*> to 830 per ton ; oats
$22 to 835; peas, 830 to 340, and barley
about 825 to 830. Delta lands yield politically. In many kinds of grasses it is
simply enormous, giving as high as
to the acre. In cere ils the same ratio Ib
maintained, whilst In roots and vegetables
tho results are likewise a surprise to thoae
wlio are not familiar with the matter. The
climate alao favors the agriculturist, as the
weather does net run into extremes, either
in heat or cold. Then there is the enormous
advantage firm-bra here enjoy in being free
from tho pests which elsewhere are so dia-
us*trou.*. to the producta of the field and the
garden, Steps have been taken to stamp
out those who aro committing havoc itt tho
orchards in many sections. Added to all
these ia the boon fanners on the coast enjoy
of transportation rates and choice ot ready
cash markets in Vancouver, New Westminster, Victoria, Nrnaimo, Union, Wellington, and other points.
There i-i a great drawback, from tho effects of which the country is sullering, that
is tho quantity of land held by many who
aro cultivating but. a fraction of their property, We are aware thai it is a dilliciilt
mailer to compel a proprietor to soil
against his will ; but if hia rearrving auoh
estate is for the purpose nf a futuro advance in value���and this no doubt ia the
lino of policy many are following���municipal and provincial taxation ahould be im
poaed in auch a manner aa to compel him
to Bell such of it aa ho fa unable to profitably work in blocks of 5, 10, 20, and 40
acrea. This course adopted, those of small
meanB would bo enabled to buy and work
theirproperliea to the best poasible advan-
tago, yielding them handsome returns on
the capital inveated.
Aa ve have already said, British Columbia is
for the farmer. If he has a penchant lor
stock-raiiing, he Bhould got the best breeds
of blood poasible in ln-rs.es, cattle, aheep,
hogs, and poultty. Tho day of the scrub
animal ta paat; the experience of Eastern
Canadians will bear out this statement. To
the farmers of that section of the Dominion
Pritish Columbia should be a Mecca. Ab a
rule these have proved to be our most successful agriculturists. They have been
brought up to the avocation, and taught to
apply nerve and brain to their work, and
those who oarry these into effect in thiB
province need have no reason to complain
of the change made in accepting Horace
tireeley's advice to go Weat, even to the
shuree of the wide Pacific ocean. The bane
of the country has been those who under*
took the pursuit without either knowledge,
means, or energy. The " remittance man"
who will not work, has also been an undesirable element. Happily for the country
these are not bo numerous now as they
once were. Their money is all right, If
judiciously expended and utilized as it
should be, but this, unfortunately, is not
generally done.
There are 10,000 camels at work iu Australia.
The KtIH Nave Keen eo Prc-menUy Pointed   out Thai  lhe  Practice  lias   Bern
Unm.i ni-i-iiiiiinni-il
At this season of the year, when the varied claims uppn benevolence are the most
pressing, aud when every compassionate
| heart la throbbing In sympathy with the
suffering whioh cannot always be healed,
and the wants which oannot always
be supplied, there are certain problems
whicli every charitable person ahould think
out aud solve for himself, in order lo make
his beneficence of the greatest and most
permanent value. The evils of indiscriminate almsgiving have so frequently beon
pointed out that its practice la now largely
discontinued ; but il. is not alwaya a simple
or eaay matter to Cod the right substitute
for it. Indeed, it is to be feared that the
discovery of ita injurious tendency may, in
aomo quarters, have chocked the (low of
the benevolent impulse, instead of directing it into safer channels. Not less help,
but more thought is the great need of the
time in thia direction. How to relieve
indigence without creating pauperism, how
to aupply pressing want) without broaking
down independence, how to be charitable
to ono without being unjust to another,aro
queationa which appeal to ua from time to
time, and which ahould not appeal in vain,
We are responsible not ouly for the immedi
ate results, but also for tho remote conse
quences of our actions ; thua if we do not
mingle intelligence with our charity wo
have not fulfilled our obligations.
While nothing can supercede personal
investigation and influence, it is alao true
that many of the benevolent organizations
meet and, to a great extent, solve this
problem. Doubtless if most of the money
that ie given impulsively and for temporary
necessities v aa directed through thoir channels, it would accomplish far more unmixed
good than it doea at the preaent time. And
if individuals would, to the extent of thoir
power, interest themselves and give aome
personal assistance to theae larger enter-
prises, they would speedily find safe and
abundant outlet for all their kindly sympathies.
First of all in importance ia the sincere
desire for the accomplishment of the objoo;
proposed. Many of the publio undertakings
to which we give, in response to over
persuasion, awaken uo auch desire in our
hearts. We look on them with indifference,
or even doubt and disapproval, yet we
yield to the arguments and importunity of
another, and we allow our names and our
money to belie our hearts and our thoughta.
Profeaaor Fowler, of Oxford, in discussing
thiB subject, aaya : " People ought to have
sullicient mental independence to ask tbem*
aelvea what will lie the ultimate effecta of
subscribing their money, and if they
honestly believe that thoae effects will be
pernicious or of doubtful utility, they
ought to have the courage to refuse it.
There ia no good reaaou, simply because a
man aska me, and I lind tbat others are
yielding to hiin, why I Bhould subscribe a
guinea towards disfiguring a church, or
erecting an ugly and useless building, or
extending pauperism, or encouraging the
growth of luxurious habits, or apreading
opinions which I do not believe." And
Emerson, arguing for sincerity in action,
says ; " What I must do is all that concerns
me, not what the peoplo think. This rule,
equally arduous in actual and.in intellectual
life, may aerve for the wholo distinction
between greatness und meanness. It ia
the harder, because you will always find
thoae who think they know what ia your
duty, better than you know it. It ia eaay
in the world to live after the world's
opinion ; it is eaay in solitude to live
alter our owu ; but the great man ia he
who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps,with
perfect sweetness, the independence of
There is also another torm of beneficence
which equally needs intelligent thought to
make it effective. Thia is the subscription
list. In itself this is a convenient and
valuable means of co-operation in serviceable enterprises, and, aa auch, it cannot be
too highly commended. Rut, from ita
very usefulness, it has become so largely
extended, and so much preaaure has been
brought to bear upon thoao who ure supposed to be able to give, that it becomes
the duty of every one who is thua approached to pause and conaider. Even the
wealthy cannot give to every oauae to the
extent to which they are urged, much less
those of moderate or small means. There
must, therefore, be a selection nnd a limit
and the grounds upon which theae must bo
placed should be thoroughly considered.
The money yielded to strong solicitation,
and going where the heart cannot follow,
ia taken away from some other cause which
enlisted all the real sympathies. Because
a man has to-day subscribed largely to some
publio movements for which he did not care,
to-morrow he ia unable to meet a claim
whioh is, to him, more pressing, more
valuable and mure dear. If he had had
tho courage and sincerity to say no in the
former caae, he would havo had the power
and the pleasure of aaying yea in the latter.
Thia truthful simplicity in giving would at
onco rulo out a number of poor and low
motives, which are too often strengthened
by thu present proceaa, Peoplo give, not
ouly through the preaaure of solicitation,
but. from more personal and selfish reasons.
Their names will Bta-id among well-known
and eminent men ; their generosity and
sympathy will bo taken for granted ; even
thoir business may be assisted by lho record.
These and similar unworthy reaaona havo,
wc fear, frequently opera tod lo elicit
donations that oariicd noithcr heart nor
confidence wilh them.
Added to sincerity thero must be an intelligent appreciation ol the methods pursued, and a trust in the character and
wisdom of those iu charge, It is true that
buay peoplo oannot en ier into all tho details
oi siifii undertakings, but they may by a
little trouble Inform themselves not only
of the merits ol the ojocla proposed, but
alao of the means by which they are car-
ried on. If they rofuae to do thia, thoy
evade their responsibilities and violate their
obligations. It is quite time that the fallacy
which regards giving an synonymous with
iharily stiould be dispelled. Itis indeed
ouo part of which must never bo neglected,
but it ia only a worthy part when it is the
outcome of heart and thought���wheu intelligence, sincerity and love have given it
birth. Thua and thua only can the gift he
a symbol ot true generosity.
Fill nl vttth irllll.lal llu mii - Hot- lie
Wrlles, Sll-ivei, till*, iuul Dor-* Huii.v
Other Thing* br 1'iiua *�� ro-fhrimi or
I'atiN- Unia-i-rliil  NcrhaiilCHl  Inxcii-
J'hu manufacture of artilioial limbs has
reaohed a point where an armless or legless mun can do almoBt as many thinga as
he could do if he were fully -.--nipped by
nature. This is the caae with Mr. J,
Cooper*Cbadwi(-k, of Kngland, both of
whoso handa were blown off by the accidental explosion of a gun, but who haa been
so well aupplied with artificial limba that
he writea, smokes, buttons bis clothes and
shaves with as much facility aa he did
before the accident happened.
He waa oue of a band of tiOO volunteers
under the command of Col. Mothuon, of
the Soots Grays, raised to fight the Trans-
vaal Boera. In April, 1891, when aome
thirty miles from Fort Salisbury, Mr.
Cooper-Chadwiok went out shooting. He
rested hiB gun or. the ground and
placed both hands over tbe barrel, wheu
the cartridge waa exploded and his hands
were blown off. His arms were amputated
near the elbow.
.In liii|i��rt;iin Discover) Uy l.onl lt.nl    te I*
ami    Pro*.    Itnli*-*'.v- IVrli-i-i*.     Tin
Crookcs* i-ie-ii Prolyl*,
A   despatch   from London   says :���The
existence of another element in the at 11103
pheie, announced last summer, but received
with a gund deal   of incredulity,  has uow
been fully demonstrated, The proofs
were adduced in a highly interesting form
before a distinguished audience at the
Huyal Institution on Thiitsiay. Thfl now
clement has been named argon by its discoverer!. Lord Kaylcighand I'rof. Ramsey.
Thero is still some doubt whelhe- this
strange inert gas, which detiefl some uf thc
best kduwii laws of physics, consists of outor two primary oletneiits. The disc
have finally succeeded In separating it from
the atinoBpliero nn a large scale, and hav 1
sent a portion to Prof. Crookea, theemineu
ipectroscopiat, and a portion to Dr. Oh
zowaki, of lhe University of Cracow, t*
liquefy and solidity. These great autliori
tiea bave found that the new Buhatance
gives n spectrum of its own, and has its
owu boiling point, freezing point, critical
temperature and critical pressure, that are
all different from those of any other element. One of its properties is ita invincible reluctuico to cimbine with anything
else. It will have nothing to do with
oxygen, chlorine, phosphorus, sodium,
platinum, or various substances. Kvou
the electric arc does not make it tuke com-
panionshipwith anything. One Important
quality is a great puzzle. Ail the hent
given to the new auWanco produces only
the motion of translation. In another
reBpect argon presents difficulties, Tiie
great Luaaian chemist, Mr. Endelj off, has
discovered an empirical law whioh associ*
ates thu properties of elements with their
atomic weights. Now the now element
has a density of .10 or 40, whioh does not
fit this law. Argun gives two spectra, the
retl and the bluo, and it is thia which
raises a doubt whether the investigators
are dealing with one or two aubslauccB.
If the latter should provo true, then there
is a new viata opened up, and it ia allocated perhaps one of these enbstances wilt
prove to be Prof. Brooke's ideal ptotylo,
the ultimate baaia of matter, ftom which all
others are only combinations.
The End of the Century.
There are already signs of widespread
popular ignorance as to the dale when the
present century ends and tho next one
begins. People are writing to the news*
papers to lind out, and if every newspaper
should atate the fact accurately a hundred
timea a year from now till the nineteenth
century is ended, every community would
atill contain persons insisting that January
1, 1900, will mark the beginning of thc
twentieth century. It ia rather discouraging, in view of the general miaapprohenaion
which exists, to sen ao intelligent a man aa
Dr. Felix Ad Ier saying, as he did in a
recent lecture���if accurately reported���
that there are five yeais more in this century. It would be an excellent thing if
teachers in the public schools everywhere
Bhould take special pains to impress on
their pupila the fact that the now century
will not arrive till January 1, liiul. The
lesson will need to be repeated many timea
in order to make the impression lastiug.
Perhaps school superintendents might
wisely issue a circular letter calling atten*
j tion to this matter at an early date.
imusiiisti nis hair.
Then the problem aroae of providing
him with not only new arms, but with
hands and fingers, A manufan'*urer of
artificial limbs in London studied over the
problem for more than a year, and finally
devised an elaborate apparatus which enables .Mr. Cooper-Chadwiok to got along
almost aa well as ho did before the accident
One of the first thinga he did when the
new limba wero finished waa to write a
book. Thia was called "Threo Vears with
Lobengula," and it consisted of upward of
150 pages of letter-press. All of the manuscript waa written by Mr.Cooper-Chadwick
with his artificial hand, which held a pen.
He now says he is able to write aa
rapidly as when he used his own hand,
and his handwriting doea not differ much
from what it was formerly. There is
no reason why he should not uae a typo
He has been photographed in tho aots of
writing, shaving, smoking, eating Iub food
and brushing his hair. For the performance of these different functions and of
multitudes of others required by the ordinary avocations of life special   tools   have
been provided whicli lit into hia artificial
limba, Tlniwi tools ho carries in a
Of course tho work uf providing him
with limbs which can do all thia work waa
immensely facilitated by the fact lhatho already possessed a well-developed arm near
the shoulder. At thi; aamo time mechanical
ingenuity has supplied hia wants to a remarkable  degree.    Ilo  can   ovon   handle
loose coins in his pockets by means of a
steel armature made to fit coina of different
aizes, while cutting his food and eating bis
dinner offers m him no trouble at all.
Usually Misfits.
The great trouble in life aeoms tn be lhat
we can't keep our ambitions piuned down
tn our salaries,
The l-'iiormoii*. Amount of foal t'oiitninetl
on tbo -Ureal Allnnlle Liner*.
Not a little guesBWork has been gone
through by many aa to the probable quantities of coal which aro daily shovelled into
the furnace-mouths ot such big Atlantic
liners aa the steamers I'aris, New Vork,
Campania, and Luoania. Ten years ago
100 tone a day was considered a most
prodigious consumption, littio likely to be
exceeded in tho yeara to come, ami wondering comment there was inplonty that so
vast a quantity Bhould lind n logiumate
outlet. Since then, however, the public
mind has boen educated up to higher fig-
ures.and ntatcmontsof SOO and even 800 tons
a day havo ceaaed to attract mon* than
passing notice Three hundred and liity
tons, in fact, aro aaul to bo burned on ihu
Paris and the New York in every twenty-
four houra, but of the Lucania and Campania no particulars have ever been given,
so that an approximation based ou what Is
known of the power equipment of these
ships ia all that enn be oliered. Twenty-
eight thousand horse-power has been
assumed to be the amount lhat each of
these vessels require to propel them at the
great speed which they maintain. Added
to thia power of the main engines muat he
the appreciable figure represented by the
boat nf auxiliary engines and pumps whicli
are necessary adjuncts,niid which, with the
steam-heating systems and hot-water
apparatus, help to swell thc steam consumption to such a degree that a total
allowance of, say, aixteen pounds of Steam
per hour for each of the 28,000 horsepower may be taken as quito within lhe
mark. Allowing, then, a boiler perform
mance of eight pounds of steam per pound
of coal, whioh cannot be far wiou..-. we
havo a coal consumption uf two pounds pet-
hour for each horse-power, or 58,000
pounds, equivalent to 000 tons per day.
This is pretty plain figuring, though, of
course, partly speculative, and while thc
outcome may seem oxnggerativelv higii, it,
no doubt, quite truthfully represent*) lhe
facta in the case.
Anarchy Reigns in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn is by no means finished witl
ils trolley tioublea, and the continuance nf
the disturbance ia apparently due to the
weakness of tho municipal authorities.
Ever since the withdrawal of lho militia
the new motormen have been Biibjected to
violence of every aort, and thc risk of in
jury to passengers ia bo great that tho cars
are for the most part comparatively empty.
Worst of all, nobody is getting punished
for these numberless aula of voilence, and
the authorities reserve tho indignation
they ahould display against tho criminals
for the presidents of the railroad compinies,
who are demanding protection fur theu
employes, and want to provide it ihem
aelvea if the municipality will not. The
suspension of the franchises of the companies
waa anticipated by tho Brooklyn KagL
when it made tho following vigorous
comment i���'-Wa havo hul enough child'*
play. The continuance nf violeuco is con
feaslon nf the roluctaucc or nervolesNiiosi of
the authorities. If they caunutond it,
minht aa well abandon all pretence of
(tovernment, antl float the flag of Anatchy
from tho City hall." A now .Mayor anil
Board of Aldermon aeem essential to the
maintenance of peace.
Statistics as to Language.
Almost   olio-third    of   all   liuniiiiiily
about 400,000,000 people, speak the Chinese
language, Tiie Hindoo buiguago and ll
various dialects are spoken by perhapl
I'i.l.OOO.OlO, the third place being Acflordoi
th Knglish Unguago, which is now m-fti
by not less thau 112,000,000 peoplo. Th
Russian language comes fourth, 80,000,000
persons daily using ft lo ihe exclusion of
all others. Thu (lerman language Is the
audible expression of 07,000,000 human
beings, and the Spanish of about 48,000,000,
Among Kuropean languages French now
takes fifth place, and when tho languages
of tho world aro considered il is the seventh
In tho category,
A Misapprehension.
Tlie Man of the Houae���Here, poor fellow, la a sponge cake. Hungry Hawkina-
Oh, say, boss, can't yer give me aomet'ju1
more  solid   dan   cake f    Ttie Man of the
House (surprised)���Something more solid I
Good Heavens, man,   my   wife  baked th
The   Back-Court  Rivals.
Liltle Miss Freckles (proudly)���"My
new doll winds up and walks."
Little Miss Mtigga (airily)���"If I'd a-
known that kind wus hem' sold, Id a got
ono for a waiting maid for my dollie."
Baron���.My former coachman was drunk
every olher day. Aro you sober? Coachman���O, very often,
A lower floor of the crypt of uid St.
Paul's was recently discovered iiy a bin of
wine falling through from a cellar juat
The town of Mcridcn, Ct,, proposes to
impose a tax on all book agenta and canvass*
ing men that follow that trade in tnat
Old nu.i Ven World i:>t>n> ��r uiemi
I'bronlrletl   Hi-iritt-inirrr-niMs   Hap*
petttnffsor Krrt-ni Hale.
��050,000 la now what the Princsof Wales
ll insured for.
In some parts of Upper Kgypt rain has
ne'er been known tu fall.
I'he strength of the European Cossack
armies is l.'iO.OOO men.
tive hundred ami eighty-seven different
languages aie spoken in Kurope.
The personality of the late Mr. James
A. Froude amounted to ��12,743.
���'��� estmlnster Hall is the largest room un-
supported by pillars in the world.
No fewer than 2.1,000 people change their
lodging! every week in London.
Tho Queen never allows a horse that hu
once been in her service to be shot.
The oldest publio-houM in England ie
llie Seven Mars, Manchester, started ia
In Britain ahout two-thirds of all the
Infants are vaccinated at the publio expense.
At the Court of Sum it ia the custom,
from motives of reverence, to go about on
all fours.
i. t.-iivi linn uf electricians have
brought out a life buoy which ia lighted by
Between BOO and 900 trains go ia and
out of Liverpool Street Station, London, in
21 hours.
Tne London Bank of Australia has de*
lared a dividend of 6) por cent, on the
roforeiice aharoa.
Lady (.'arlislo ia training a ���US' of women
to tak > charge of her caiatea in Yorkshire,
in plane of men.
It is said that Chilians never enter or
leave a cab, or iramcar or other publio
vehicle without bowing to all ita occupants.
Thirteen thouaand pounds a year ara
expended by the Gorman Oovernment ia
Biipport of medical libraries connected with
the University of Berliu,
The Dowager Kmpress of Russia haa na
fortune, settlement or dowry rights, and it
will tie the duty of her aoo, tho preoeni
emperor, to provide for her.
St. John's Wood, Loudon, the home ol
artmu, actors, and writers, will be badly
encroached upon by the new railroad line
between London antl Sheffield.
Dr, \Villiaiu Boll Hunter, the well-known
hydropathic physician, died at Matlock,
aged sixty. Ho was one of the pioneers of
the water cure in Derbyshire.
Should Lord Rosebery remain in office
until thc end of this year he will have to
dispose of no less than five great posts fall-
in.* vacant within that period In India and
Tiie Duke of Norfolk, who purchased
what was left of Olun Caitle, Salop, a short
lime ago ia having the ancient ruins rector -
I'd. This castle dates from the reign ef
Henry III.
he heatl of the Roman Catholic ohurch,
Loo XIII., moves about the Vatican oen-
stanily attended bya physician,who.armed
with a thermometer, watches for aay
draught which might touch him.
Lizard wine is said to be a tonic aad a
cure for in my diseases of the eye. For tbo
brewing nl tliis decoction more than 100,*
0011 dried lizards are annually exported Iron
I'akhui, in China, valued at ��500.
WIth3,3C0 inhabitants, thoGerman tewa
of Orb, in ihe Spessart Mountains, hae na
tax except a dog tax, all expenses being defrayed by the proceeds of publio saline
bat Its, forests, and a fund of $000,000.
In lhe Coventry Workhouse a fair days
ago died dot n Fleming, the last survivor of
the Knglish sailors who fought at Navartno,
where lhe Turkish navy was destroyed ia
\s-2~. by tho combined Knglish, French and
Russian Heels,
Mr. T.P. O'Connor, M.P., was educated
at Queen's College, f .alway. He made up
his mind when (juite a boy to become a
Journalist, and taught himself short-hand,
bealdoi German and French, as a preparation for a literary career.
A new project for tho salutation of the
sewers of lhe City ol Mexico, at a coat of
about 828,000, calls for the building of some
2S windmills in different parts of tha oity,
10 route paddle wheels In the sewers and
quicken ihe current to one meter per
The lid iy (Scotland) people are tenacious of their old customs, and still enjoy
their two rounds, with bisouits uid
cheese, oefore setting out with a funeral.
A well-filled hamper is put Into tbe eart
alongside the coffin todo duty iu the church*
The I'nii-'i! and Princess of Wales call
one another " Bertie" and **AIix"[ the
present Czar is " Nickey" among -liia friends
and relatives; the Ouclieaa of Vork la
������Toria." and the Dowager Kmpress ef
Russia always signs herself " Dagmar" te
those alio loves.
The salubrity of the New South Wales
climals is illustrated by the faot that
several of the most robust and healthy
colonials were originally invalids from
Kurope, who had beon directed to proofed
to the colony, as a last resource, lor the
piirposo of checking the progress of pulmonary disease.       ,
A l-'renchman has constructed an else-
trie walking-stick, of which the knob
contains a small electric lamp in a tlueh
glass bulb, the battery being two cells .it
a peculiar ahapu down tbo cane itaelf.
The lamp givoa* sutficlont light to read a
newspaper in a train or tn light oneself
nnslairs at nighc
(thaabeon discovered in Belfast that a
Urge number at spurious American bonds
hava ������������ii disposed of throughout the
United Kingdom. One Belfast Investor
alone has l':i,000 worth of the forged
documents, and the total value held at
Ihu last is put at L'.lO.OOO, white even thia
is regarded as a trifln compared with the
tol itl Miioiml,
I'eitram Hiles, the armlsee artiat of
Bristol, Kngland, whose pictures, sketch**,
and tljRigus have won for him several
prizes, ia only 2H yeara old, and though be
grasps ids brush between his teeth and
paints with niiiclidoxtority.ho waa not horn
.trillions. His arma were amputated above
the elbow ii< consequence of a tram car
aooident when he was ** yoare old.
A vinrating helmet for the cure at nervous headaches haa been devised by a
French physician. It is constructed of
siripa of stce', put iu vibration by a small
electro-motor which makes H00 turns ���
minute. The sensation, whicli is described
as nol unph-asint, produces drowsiness,
the patient falls asleep under ita influent****
and awakens in find that the pain lias
erase tl.
At Portland Head Lighthouse there is a
large grey parrot, brought frnm Africa
some lime ago and presented to tha keeper
of the light. The bird soon noticed that
when the fog began to blow in from th*
ocean somebody would cry out: " Fog
coming 111 ; bi'ow tho horn I" One day th*
fog suddenly began to eomo iu thick, and
no one noticed it, as lhey wore all buay.
Pull noticed this, and croaked out; " Fog
coming in: bbw tho horn!" And now,
whenever fog is perceptible, Poll never fails
to give warning-
The Fad.
Collector���"See here.whenare you going
to tin anything on this account?"
Mudge "I don't know. 1 have been
hypnotized so that I can't go through tbe
performance of paying, even when I have
lhe money. I'm awfully sorry, I aaaure
--������������ - - ���   ������' THE WEEKLY NEWS, MARCH i9> 1895.
Published Every  Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
By Whitney & Co.
��� la. Yea-   *****
S.x M ha        '-
Slugl. Con-      -0*
O.IO l!
���..,.,���      $i:o)
1                       30 UU
"iin-  "                  into
;���.,,*.�� line  ...              ���*������
N 1
of Births,   Marriages   and
50 ,cn;s each iu>criion.
���ertismciit inserted fur less than
50 ce
-U' vertisiug Agent, ;cH Morchnnta1
E*chinge, San Francisco, is our au-
thoriz3d agsnt. This \n\-par ie k*pt
on iii-j in his office.
Tuesday M ,. 19, 1895.
There i-i an old adage that ill work
and no play nukes J,irk .1 dull buy,
ami there ii .i great deal of wisdom in
lhe saying, Man has been created
capable of enjoyment and nature never
created a desire without pruviding the
means of iti fruition. The more one
enjoys himself in a rational way the
better he is; doubtless also that in our
present abnormal lives there are artift
cial enjoyments which are wise, but
which would be useless if we lived mme
naturally Recognizing the truth of
this ought not those who have the wel
tare of society al hea't to devise iuno
cent anil rational amusements for the
masses ? In ancient times governments
provided amusements, sometimes of an
unwise character -in keep tlie people
contented. But efforts for the public
good are not now confined to the few,
chosen of heaven, but become the duty
uf every good ciiuen in every town and
hamlet in the land, antl this call to
duly comes from as high a source as
thai which ever reached royal ears.
Among the classes of entertainments
which might be innocent enough if sc
t ure Irom unhealthy surround ings is
dancing, but this form uf amusement
r.ecds no cncour.igeipeiu; efforts
should rather be directed toward im
proving it by shortening ihc hours tie-
voted lo its enjoyment so that it may
no longer be considered a form (if dissipation, nntl to removing an nfttimes
objectionable environment. There are
other forms of amusement, especially
111 a town without a theatre, in addition
lo picnics and out door sports and jaunt
in,;*-*, which should be encouraged, and
among such amusements is the concert.
A gotul concert mice or twice a month,
properly conducted so as not to eliminate all danger of laughter, would be a
real benefit. These might be varied by
dialogues, and plays, and be given for
ihe beneiii of churches, schools, reading
looms, hospitals and oilier worthy institutions, and public enterprises. Some
form of amusement one evening a
week would he none luo. much, Traveling troups should as a'rule bediscour
aged because they withdraw money from
the town. But ihe concert is inexpensive, fakes the place of objectimiable
forms of amusement., aids some good
cuuse, furnishes a rational aiul useful
means of enjoyment, and should be en
couraged by all good citizens,
the modern japan.
Uy T. I N'AOAO, Union.
The Japanese empire was established
f.'jj years before Christ���2554 yeats ago.
being among the oldest -m llie world.
Until recently she was nut. known among
the .vejtern nations becau'se she wail an
ex. 1 ive country having no intercourse
v; .. : ireigners, and at ihe stfme'liiiicshc
v.. in 1- pendent, Hut the lit'.c of civdi
uti n reached Japan 'ioine thirty years
1 imp tried into her new life.
--in Kmperor, Muisuliito 133rd
1 ihe throne 28 yeah*, ago when lie
is put at 300,000. All males of 20 years
are li ible to serve in the anny for 12
Uniil 15 years ago there was a government railway 85 miles in operation, but
the railway fever began some len years
ago and now there are iS companies oper
ating 1,Soo miles, ,.nd there are 4,.��k>
miles ol proposed lines to be built in the
near future I here are 25,000 miles of
telegraph and telephone line operated
under government supervision. The pos
ta! system is lhe most complete one in
the world and even to a remote house in
the mountains, letters are delivered bv
carrier every day.
Since lasl June thc Japanese merchant
marine was increased by 85,000 tnn***, and
thc* total tnnnage reaches 270,000, ranking 14th among maritime countries.
The lasi session of parliament decided
10 subsidise anv company or companies
to the extent nf $2,600,0011 annua!,y for
running three steamship lines as follows:
First line, ni weekly, Yokohama to San
Francisco or Vancouver II. C-
Sciciul hue. tri-weckly, Yokohama ��� �����
Au-ir ilia.
Third line,monthly service, f:
ham 1 to Europe,
The vessels tn be u-.cd for the above purpose to he 5.000 tons and upwaid, with a
speed of 18 km-ts per hour. I he govern
ment spent ahoul $5,000,000 for the light*
houses on the coasi and therefore there
is thnnsi nothing inconvenient for cam*
incrctal intercourse.
Cotton spinning is quite a new industry
ami has mule wonderful development
ihe the past few yews. They used to
import ?l 5,000,000 worth annually of the
goods from England but thev are now in
n position tu export a surplus, China
and south Pacific islands being the market.
Iron smelting will be one ofthe prlnci
pal industries bef >re long, rt company
is to be started with a capital of $1,000000
fur ihe purpose. Fishing is another nat
oral resource of Japan. The government
reports 25x00,000 output in 1893, and
the most of it goes to China.
Silk, tea, rice, coal and various metals
are lhe main productions and the total
amount of lhe foreign trade list year was
$245,000,000 last year against $165000000
in 1893.
There arc 153 national banks and 48
private banks with capital of $200,000000
which manage all the monetary matters
in Japa.11.
Notwithstanding the snuggle with Chi
na, Japan is preparing  for   opening   the
fourth national exhibition at the   cit)    of
I   Kioto, the ancient capital nf Japan,  built
!   1100 years ago.    This will be a   suitable
1  place to study thc evolution   of  n-rhitcc
[ ture in the most picturesque garden city.
j   During the exhibition from April in Octn
j ber nil foreign visitors will receive special
attention.   This will be a   great   chance
for all business men and pleasure seekers,
The security ofany hue: people in this
age is not measured by great fortifications
on shine, nor by steel-clad navies on the
wave; but by institutions lor lhe proper
training of our youth. The tiltl adage,
"The strength ofa nation depnsds upon
the education of its people," is being vcti
fied every day. And more anil more this
truth is coming into sight, that unless our
youth are'educated our civilization will
follow thai of ancient Rome; for igno
r..nce and barbarism will reign wilh cruel
severity upon thc ruins of our best instttu
The parent who wilfully denies Im
child en education is guilty of a crime
against himself, his child and the state,
and' should be punished accordingly.
The slate in that it is not careful to provide schools, iml a system by which the
parent can do his duty, commits a crime
against its citizens and should be reformed or abolished.
Tht; educator should be a man of all
men, the best 111 the land; he should be
the model citizen in the highest sense, in
no wise should he be a hireling, but a
leader and prince of men.
The school should be, next to the home
tlie dearest spot on earth, and the halls
of science open to all ages and colors of
men. Underlying all efforts should be
the grand foundation, a love of learning
that will prompt to acquire knowledge,
Every method used should be the best,
no matter .vlut the cost; and the state
should be as careful of lhe school as she
is ofthe prison, the army and thc navy.
She would then institute a reign -f peace
that sword and cannon can never bring,
a reign lhat has ever been the fond
dream of humanity, when ail men shall
dwell at peace, and bless the law that
makes ihem kin.
il   is yen
 on I
lio .
of aye. During In
been mage tu adopt
ili/atnm, and die present
tpan and t.'liina Ins proven
:i isi"c victories at l'ing
I I'ort Arthur, tlie ureal
1 lapail as one of
crown of her
1   auuine.   thc
. llu
J ipm, Kcnjiraphicnlly, consists of four
pi mi iii .1 islands and numerous islesjcm-
1 1 .11,, Ijo.ooo square miles   about one
1 ��� lar "as   liriusli   Columbia,  and
���  111.un. 42,000,000 inhabitants.
I lur navy consists of 40 vessels- 69000
inns -all modern   type.   They  arc-  nol
vi Ji however, to protect* her extensive
< nasi hn,. nf over *o,ooo miles; therefore
liarlianient-decided two years aijo to in-
crease the tonnage to 250.1100 within 15
years. Iwo battleships ol 14,150 tons
each and I cruiser of 6,000 were ordered
Mom English finns, to he completed by
i*'>7; and also 3 cruisers of 2,000 104,500
tons were ordered from the home yards.
The capture of I'ort Arthur, added 2 gun
In.us anil 1 cruiser, and Yalu hallle I
Last (Jet four diving parties were sent
to float 4 sunken Chinese war ships, 7000
ions all told, and they will be repaired at
1 comparatively small expense;and about
half a do/en .ships captured at Weillai-
Wei will make lhe Japanese navy stronger tn a short lime.
lhe peace strength nf the Japanese
ai mv is composed of 3, 662 officers and
<^,44o men, 314 field and 156 mountain
guns ind 8.800 horse.   Thi war footing
On Duiigmuir Ave., Union
Opposite thk NEWS ornn.
Where 1 am prepared to do all kinds
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AX"    Repairing
And will endeavor to give salisf.11 lion and
hope to  receive
a Ian   .hare  of /-   II   *T      1      11
public pationauc.*"- l '���   1 <U I K. 11
C'ZVIiTZZT.tiJi.'Y, 23.  C.
We supply the best ot
Bread. Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and FridaysandatUnion
every week day.
Wedding cakes a Specialty.
KliNlVARD & i'KOi.'KTI'H,
*tTO*rji.-R jf -pTj-Bx^ic,
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.
To    JAS.   n^EC^rllLLAlsr & GO-
200 212 First Avenue North.
Go��ds bought right out; no      Shipping tags lurnlshed tree on request,
commission charged. 1 here Is NO bUTY on Raw Furs er ary
F air seieotlon; immediate returns 6ccds wc h&nc le
���3-Wrice for Circular giving Late.t Market P icas.*C3
R.  Ii. Anderson,
Notary Public and Conveyancer
Practical   Watchmaker
...       , -        ,   -     1   .    \,     .    1  I      1-OS.KKI.MtATli N Uft At-HI IIAIION.
W orker in Light Metals  ami
Gunsmithing find   Tin   Work [        On Approved Secut ity
Dinf4W.ll Building.
Co���ox. B.   C.
When   ab.rnt   frnm   the   citv   JOUN
WILLIAMS   "ill  transact  his  business
Wedding and other rings meat to order.    ImISS   ���   ���. W llllflfT|S,
���     Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
ami  Typewriting
; Pupils ran have free  use  of  Typewriter
and l'ianu for practice.
Tauainin Saw Mill.
- AND -
Sa��li aod Door
������-* -:u:u���o���
A. IIASLA.tf, Prop
(P.O. llrawt-r 'X.   Telephor. fall. 19)
*3* A complete stock of Rouen anil
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Also
Shinj,'leN laths, Pi, kets, Do ,rs, Windows, and II hick    Muulding, Scroll
Sawinc, Turning, .mil all  kinds
if wood linishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
ot Clocks, Watcher?, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
TJi-TIOl-T, 13. C.
H, J, Theobald,
First class accommodation IOK Till: TKAV-
By the month, $25.
By   ths   week,   $6.
faingl.; meals, 25 cts.
Tickets  for   21    meals,       C(
BA      13        S,
V  O.  HIIAWIill   IS.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 81 '
Commarclnl Straet
2TJS.27-S.12iO,    a.   c.
���CJ2TIC1T 13. C,
Dickson  &  Co.,   Props
Tlii- Motel fa fiitcl up with
ji degree of Kle-j-it.cc antl
r*>-;.m! tn Comfort find Cnn*
vpnitrncr liitherto utlkno**n
ouUidc of [lie  liirnc  ciiieb.
T-,T GiUOJr?.S - + + -I-
Table Unsurpassed
Nanaimo Cigar factory
Phillip Gable nnd Co., I'rop't
Bnoton Street      ���    Nanaimo B. C
Manufactures the finest cigars am'
employes none but while labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when yon can obtain a st'l'KkloK ART!
ci.k for the same money?
Society     Cards
louse and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and  Decorating.
i til order* Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
- '"*-* *1 *u*>i*��l-'-i
Ssquiinalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Jotn
vr. [>. nwifiN, MASTER.
")n and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
'he Steanv-r JO \ N will sail ::* f .ili<��>
CALLING AT WAY MOB*W ft* [m*��-ngeM
ami frcultt in-y offt'P
Loavo VIctorlM, TiiumUj*, T a. m,
I    "   Niin-i nm fin* Co 11 idx, V\(m|iio duy, 7 a. in
]    nare <'��� tnnx lur V anil inc.,        Frl-I'iys. "...ni.
Nrtiinlniii for Victoria    Sntuid'j*, V turn
for freight or stale rooms apply on
loard, or at the Cnmpiiny's ticket oflice,
Victoria Station, Stare street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time   Table   No.   23,
To take effect at 8.00 a. ra. on Thursday,  Jan.   10th,   18P5.   Trains
run   on   Pacific   Standard
NORTH nor,mi ,read down.)
I. <>. ().  I'., No .it
Unior. Lodge, I. (). 0, P., meets ever)
Friday nij-ln at % o'cloi k. \'isiiinji lireih
ren cordially in*, itctl im attend.
Wm. Wright, K. S.
I lira in Lot.ge No 14 AS .& A.M.,l:.C.!<
Conrtenay IJ, <\
Lodge meet'* on cveiy Saturday nn 01
before the full nf the moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
K. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. too, C. O
0. P., meet in thcit lodge room over
McPhec'i store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
j ;.������|.i"J^^^M:,M7^^'^,^^''^''.'',,"*w^,���:
! ijoi*ia; -���*���*���-������=.?,?i9.ass5sasaiijs
1   Ut)V,W .'.::..::.;:.:.;���
I   .       ;   I   ;   j   ?���-)*;        '.        |   '.   '.U, '.'.   '.I   |
i     "3 :   _ *-c ��� a c 5-*H i * J d "is ���**��� i a
I   !llf-lS?li?il||fp;!l
���-.i.lt*-A\ I   ::.���::::::::������. : ;
"'J"IK ! RI:**f!R^liiS3��!;!Ji?��aa!fi2B '*
: ^:^^ps^^t't��\r\ir,%H^^^f,i
���Z 1*1     i**i ������ ��� ���-"- ��� = c = a c. c*. *R c*. <**. ot 1* oo w
On Saturdays and Sunday-?
Return Ticket*. ��ill bo tuuod butwimn all
|hiihih fur 11 ftiru ilikI a quartor, K��Oil (nr rt*
turn nut luli-r limn Monday
Return Tlokft* lor nne. and a lialf ordinary
mt' inay tie jiurch.iscil dnily to all point*!,
t-ond for  fierrn il.��yn, inrliuliiiK day of is-.uo.
No Iteturn Ttcknta Issued for a fare and a
jUiirier wliiim tho mii-jlti fare is twnnty-flrp
ft 11,
ThrouRh ratoi hot ween Viotoria and Cotnox.
Mileage andCnnitntltatlotiTieket'ican be ot*
Uioodun application lo Ticket Agr-nt, Viotoria
Danoan'a aad W&ltington Station*.
Prwidcnt. Oanl StapL
Dm, Preia*fat Md PMMMWT AetL
What! New Spring Goods AlrEady^1
YES, WE'VE GOT 'EM.���In this lot there's about fifty pieces of elegant Dress Goods;
a large range of itll-wool Ghollies; beautiful patterns In Muslins, Cambrics, Percales.
Duck and Drill Suiting, Fancy Vestings &c.  &c.
Our new Parasols, Lace-Curtains, Capes, Jackets &c. will arrive next week Come clown next beat and look them over before
the assortments are broken. Sloan $  vcot!.
Th-. Famous
3(1 �� 3*> St. J-mw *'u
eVaTH  %.l  iii-S-iinplH*.    I*rt-mpt <lt
[nl lit iruaixi rrd
ivory.   1'er-
0 ��� .   B.  POWELL,  ,
���old   Uousc,
V.tii .'Hive:'. In our niitcml <:*:���������
1 trill   il��liv.-l   fn-f-ll li-li tml
In llu*
ie   nl
t'nion   ;
11. 11. Hi
archi if:.:
r an
Stage and Livery,
. OTTEiTE-ITjSlT, b. c.
Fine Rigs at  Reasonable R-*tes Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Bone,  .'.
Ad:cQ.xjiL"LA.:isr & a-JLA<roi*iE.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
It.NUrACTUHKit or       ���
Scrsapnralln, Ohampn{*ne Cider, Iron Phoaphates and Syrups.
Bottler   of Dltterent  BvHnsia   of   Lat-tr  Bee,-,   Stem Beer  nn��  Porter.
Agent tiir   Ite Union Brewery Company.
AH persons rlri��in|! "vol
valk,  will
ili-in a
llllllg   to
; Creech,
t",..v. Aiseltt.
^liiiilierlariij Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest lintr.l building
Fixtures and Bar
North ol  Victoria,
And the bttsl kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors,
! I' :..-.. Prop.
I o I o ) o I o    o I o I 0
? S- f
���        =�� eTs
S   g* ,g
t*l *"
Jv I -J,
��� o
>    g= "���
Z    f=> c
r.    co     0**
, ,
McKenzie k McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General    Blacksmiths.
Bting on Your Woik.
I am prepared to
lufnlBh Siyllsh Rigs
and clo Teaming
AL reasonable rales.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B.C
'JI \ Wood
r-wk  I    Turning
�� EAM1NG-i=
c30xr*ax-E3!TAir, B.C.
Tko loading hotel in Comox district.
New and handsomely furnished ,
Mwelleut hunting and flohing close
tn town. Tourists oda depend on
lirat-clnss accommodation, RonBona-
blo ratoa. Bur supplied with the
choicest liquorB and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
UNIO V Bakery
Best of Bread,  Cakt^s  antl
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be  at
Oiiiiieilaiid Meat Market
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables  and
Farmers  Produce,
by     Bennett $  Hoy   Courtenay and Comox Tut*   Orders from surrounding couh
Union, B.O.
days and Fridays.
I " ! 0 I " i " I " I �� I " I   i Adderton &. Rowbotham, Prop
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand ami delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles antl dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable,
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
At the  Bay, Comox, B. C.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horsesliot-
ing a specialty
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
Robert J. V/enborn.
Machine Works, Ntumimo
Dealer in Bicycle,.. Agent for llrni.l-
nrd Bicycle Co., II. P. Davis of Toronlo
Knslislt Wheels, Benslnn, '-lumber,
Ru'Irc, Neiv Howe ami Wliiltvotili. Will
sell on installment plan or hie, discount
for cash. Parts suor lied - Repairing a
Iron Bedstead'
%-      r 9
-*y, u*--wsw'*��j
No 113
These goods are sold by
R.  t'.lll i 1   i taxi 1   in 1 rr
Grant & McGregor.


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