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���i^TORIA, ��
G. A. McBain & Co.      '
h. . JJ
Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 108.
$2.00 PER YEAR
McKim's Store.
UliTIOlT,   IB* O*
Oent'. Furniahing
Orders Taken for Custom Made Suits.
|\flarcus Wolfe
P. 0. DRAWER, 17
SoottUb Uoion ud National Insnranoe Oo.
of Edinbnrgh, Soollud.
Phomix Fin Amruoi Co. of London. Eo|.
Son Lit* Aeaaranoe Company ol Cauda,
London Guarantee and Aoeideot Company.
Canada Ptrmnnenk Loan and Savings Co.,
Globa Saving! and Loan Company, Toronto.
Farm Lnins a Spesialty
OHREJ-JT - XTO-RT-ErBZU-T -. -p.ATT rvirArsr.
Thos, G. Morgan,
None but the best
quality and most
fashionable foods
kept In stock.
Fashionable Tailor
William's Block.
traxoitT, s. o.
Union Meat
��,CeSmeatsal-   Iff ��?!-�� *-*#-��
ways on hand.  ������������������������� amP^liS)
Vegetables  etc.
t&"     Vessels   supplied on the shortest notice.    ,***"~1
Simon  Leiser,   Prop.
Upiop Stofe
Second consignment of Dress Goods, etc, direct from
London, England, including Cashmeres, Fancy Tweeds,
Meltons, French Amazons, Fancy Dresses, Etc
A .magnificient line of Ladies Jackets, Capes, Cloaks
and Mackintoshes, very latest styles only.
160 Doz. Ladies' and Childrens' English Hose.    50 Cases
Rubber Footwear of all descriptions.   35 Cases Fine Shoes
by the best makers.
>- _
'   GENTLEMEN I   Before   ordering  a suit   from   your
,',  Tailor call and inspect our stock of   Ready-made Clothing.
if-That SIMON LBISER'S Union Store 1. tha Store in th.
Distrjct carrying e, large nnd complete atock of
Dry Oooda,
Boot, ft Shoea,
Furnishings, ���
Oroceriee ft Frovisiona,
Hardware ft Tinware,
Paint, ft Oil.,
Crockery ft Glassware,
Builder. Hardware,    Nail, ft Tin, Etc.
We  are complete  House   Furnishers, BEDROOM SUITS,
A Car Load of Fancy Heating and Cook Stoves ARRIVED,
McPhee & Moore.
���AITE��� ,
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full  Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
Grant & McGregor Props
Ice Cream Parlors.
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery ind Books,
Imported and Domestic Cigars.   Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Tha Abo.a Storaa Adjoin, Whan XTarrthing of tha heat la their Beepective
lines will ba found,
A. IF. Mclntyre,,Prop.
p. Duppe
-*XS NOW liOCATES JLVt���������
In tha Dunne- Block Whan   Ha  hsa  on   Display Ona of tha "finest
Stock, of Woolena Ever Shown in Britiah Columbia.
Bon Ton Restaurant,
0. H. Fechner & Co., Prop's.
Ideals at all flours
���AJI?  THE���
New Walk along the Shop to Hall Door.
Prices:-10c. 15c and 26c.      21 Meals for $500.
E. Merman,
' Will be in Union every
month with a large stock of
Jewelry, Watches, Diamonds,
and Silverware,
Watch repairing a specialty.
1 the udersigued hereby giv. notice
that I intend te apply to Robert Oraat and
A. McKnight, Eaqrs., J. P's., for ��� transfer
llce.ee tor the Cumberland Hotel at the nest
sitting ol th. Lieuaing Court lor Nelson
District' to be held at tluiea, B. C. By
permiaaion ot Lioaojing Court from J. Brno,
to J, H.Pikrf.
Come quick or you will miss
them! I have them now���a dozen and a half���at Courtenay.
As the auctioner says, I shan't
dwell, They are good horses,
good for the farmers, the teamsters, for work and for driving.
They will be rushed off, Oome
and see me at Courtenay,
���U/K wil] send jou by mail for 25
"enntaap rous plaster, or six
for 11,86, Tor relief bfpuu lo baok
or Client.
C. H. Bowes, druffRl-tt,
37 Jnhiinon Ht.,
Victoria, B. C.
CIGARS. Etc    Please CaU.
Peklntobe Abandoned. -11 Hung
Chang May Seize the Throne -
England to Have a Hand In
Any Settlement.
London, Dec. I.���The Chce Fpo Correspondent ofthe Central News says the
prevailing impression is that the Chinese
will abandon the defense of Pekin. Part
ofthe Japanese fleet has been seen in the
Weihai-wei, but it has made no attack.
Itis re ported thut an army of25000 Chinese expects to intercept the Japanese
on their march to New Chung, The
Chinese surrounded a detachment of 500
Japanese recently and the captives were
probably butchered.
Paris, Dec. 1.���Lclfaro says only the
intervention of the Emperor would compel Japan to cease her conquest of China, but adds than such an intervention is
no longer probable* Lei Laire advises
the partition of China.
Shanghai, Dec. 1.��� Kngland ts believed to be preparing a coup de main
with a view to protecting her interests in
China. There is no doubt she resents
the manner in which she is being excluded front the discussion of possible terms
of settlement by the two belligerents.
Two war ships have left here to join Admiral Freemantl<:'s flagship,and vessels
under his command. This is being done
as a measure of precaution lest the
Japanese should carry the war into
southern China. Now that winter is arriving, the northern approaches to the
Empire will become ice bound and diffi
cult. Great excitement prevails in na*
vat circles here in consequence of the
departure of the British ships. The
presence of three British cruisers opposite the estuary of Bientang is considered
as showing that Great Britain has derided to obtain a voice in the settlement between Japan and China. Fears are in*
creasing th.it Li Hung Chang will place
himself at the head of the Army which
he has organiied for his own purposes.
Troops are reported to he arriving
from different parts of the country to
serve under him.
Nanaimo, Dec. 1. ���  The   assizes
which have lasted the greater part of four
days resulted in only one conviction.
The Merrit case went uver until the next
assizes, owing to the absence of the abductor who as yet has succeeded in elud-
ng the authorities. In the case of Brown
who was fined $100 for an assault on
Chief McKinnon. the fine was made up
by popular subscription among his friends
who considered that Brown was quite as
much sinned against as sinning. Judge
Crease in summing up what he consider*
cd a very disgraceful affair said that so
far as he could learn there had been a
img series of mutual provocations.
There had been a division of authority.
The Judge then referred tothe provisions
for a Board of Police Commissioners con
-listing of the Mayor, Police Magistrate,
and County Court judge. These were
ippointed to free the department from
intrigue and wire pulling. He com*
mentftd on an advertisement in the Free
Press catling for applications foa a Chief
���md two constables, signed by the City
Clerk. His Lordship stated that the
Council had no more right to do this than
my one present. It was an usurpation
���f the authority of Police Commissioners.
Owing to the manner in which these affairs had been handled in tbe past the
former Chief, Mr O'Cnnnellhad retired.
In him they had according to all reports
m active and very efficient officer who
knew aud did his duty on all occasions.
Such men should be highly praised and
\ot forced into unpleasant situations. If
Brown had been properly handled by a
capable head officer lie would, have made
a good man. His Lordship remarked
that there was apparently a total disor
ionization which McKinnon had aided
in creating and perpetuating. The head
ofany police force should obtain and
hold the confidence of the men under
him. McKinnon hud failed in this and
had brought upon himself the greater
part of the punishment which had been
indicted upon him.
Dear Ur. EorroR; ���We an living h��rc
right iu Creeeeuta alongside tho Creecenta
Horel, where t��r. John Hetherington died.
Mr*, Grant's health ii a little in-proved ind
m six mouths I think she will be a long
way on the road to health. As a he-tlth re
tort I dont think this place cau be excelled.
It ia 1000 feet abov.-, Log Angelas and only
14 milea from that oity. It hw a big repu-
tatioo and the people have generally come
here fop their health, every family havtni*
aa invalid. Bat all claim to be better
The valley where the village neatlea U three
milea wide, hemmed in ou all aides by lofty
mountains thauaauda of feet high and cov-
.-red with acruh brush. The water fa all
���ir'-ught from the inoun aina in pipes. It ia
pure indeed, hat not aa oold ai the water in
tbe Riverside well. Dnnbtleaa it ie oold
���-nough when it leavw tha mountains, bat it
ifuta warm before reaching here.
The weather here now is about like tbe
lieat Comox article jo the summer tra*---**-.
Since I have been here have hardly ever
eeii a cloud and never a drop of rain���nothing bat a dry deeert aa far aa the eye oan
I bave aeen no game bat rabbit, quail and
rattleaoakee. Aa for fruit the aecond crop
���a juat getting ripe���luacione and buantiful.
Aud dowers aod rosea! The land ia covered
with them.
There is no buaineaa going on to amount
to anything. The people live on fruit and
���K��aar>.   (Jive me B, C.
J, J. Qbant,
Nov. 17.
I have plaoed all aoonnnts doe the eeeign*
ed estate of J. Abrams in the handa of Mr.
Oen. Roe for collection who ia authorized to
receipt on paymeota. Theae aceounta must
bo paid 00 or before January 1, 1805, to
save coats.
Hubert Grant,
Forenoon  of  December 26th,
At Riverside Hotel.
���W. BI-IABF.
W. C. Pierce, tbe photographer, was
among the arrivals on the last steamer.
Percy Berry, upholsterer of Nanaimo
was seen on our streets Wednesday last.
W. F. Peterson, Vancouver's new
American Consul was over here last
H. U. Gregg, representing the Singer
Manufactory at Nanaimo was in town
Mr Simon Leiser, proprietor of Union
Mammoth Store was in town Wednesday
and Thursday last.
r. J. Wenborn ofthe Black Diamond
City, dealer in bicycles, was in town on
Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr, W. J. Spear, piano, organ and vara! instructor, and leader ofthe Wallace
street Methodist Church, Nanaimo,assisted at the Concert at Union Methodist
Church Friday evening.
Mr. C. R. Pieper of Nanaimo professional violinist and musician was up last
week. He has a high reputation and if
he receives reasonable encouragement
will visit this place weekly.
Among the prominent farmers in town
during the past week we noticed A. Urquhart, Thos. Cairns, Byron Crawford,
W. Rennison, Stafford and Adam Mc-
Kelvy, Eric Duncan, J.*T. Williams and
John Piercy.
Capt J. C. Butler ofthe Joan having
received a lucrative appointment upon
the Board of Pilots took his formal leave
of the crew on Monday evening of last
week. The Captain appears to have
been as popular with the men under him
as he has always been with the general
public and they could not allow the occa
tion to pass without some token of their
respect and friendship. A Tne pair of
binocular glasses and a handsome gold
pin set with diamonds were presented
nim with the following address, John Wilson being spokesman:
"We the officers and crew ofthe steam*
er Joan have much pleasure in present
ing you with a mark of our appreciation
and esteem in which you were held while
with us as master. It is with feelings
not unmixed with pleasure that we view
your departure from us���regret at losing
you, but wuh pleasure at seeing you moving into another and higher sphere of labor. We believe that your record in the
past is one to be proud of, and may the
same measure of success follow you in
the future.M
Mr. Owens, the mate, succeeds Capt.
The Courtenay House maintains Us
old time popularity.
Tbe Riverside has greatly improved
since Sharp took hold of it.
The Glee Union is getting ready for
another of its charming entertainments
It is said that Jack Wilson has sold
out his milk business to the enterprising
firm of McQuillan & Gilmore.
The next lecture of the Presbyterian
course will be just before the full of the
moon on a Thursday evening. If your
readers are supplied with almanacs they
can look up the date.
The ball ofthe C. 0. 0. P. last Friday
evening went off in good style and the
neat little hall of the Oddfellows here was
welt filled. No doubt the lodge will
prosper in its new central, and convenient
The people here are anxiously awaiting
the opening of the new store. They say
Xmas is toming and we hope the store
opening will come before it so we can
supply ourselves with some needful Xmas
things in advance.
The silting of the Mock Parliament
Saturday evening was conspicuous for a
lively and witty debate. The House resolved itself into a Committee of the
Whole to consider the Bill on the Elective Franchise for women, with Wm.
Mitchell in the chair. At the close of
the debate the committee rose and reported the Bill complete without amendments. Mr. A. Lindsay, in the absence
�����f the Speaker filled that office for the
evening verv acceptably. Next Saturday
evening thc bill for Small Debts Courts
will be considered.
The concert and supper at Grace
Church on Thursday evening was a very
successful affair, the attendance being all
that could be reasonably expected. Tin
great attraction wus, of course, the turkey
of which every one had a sufficiency.
The musical part was greatly aided bv
Mr. Spear of Nanaimo. Ple.isant but
brief remarks were made by Rev. Mr.
Robson, nnd Rev. Mr. Mclntyre.
The report from thc Regi&trar-Gener
als Office just ptesentcd for year ending
Dec. 31.1893, shows fnr Comox district
births, 25 mules and 21 females; marring
es, 10; deaths, 20.
These statistics are by no means com
plete, there being a failure lo report inul
cases lo thc Rcgistrai for this district,
Mr. S. Creech. As lhe law provide:-,
a penalty for a failure to report we hope
it will in future be enforced.
Undei this head we wish to call intention to thc Large Display Ad. top of 4th
page by Sloan St. Scott, Nanai mo's rnosi
enterprising merchants. It reads as spi
cy as a novel. In fact there is no more
interesting reading than a well worded
ad. In this case it opens up the wonder
land of Christmas and Mirs the generou*
spirit into friendly action that in turn wili
bring joy into many a household.
The best candies are kept at Mcln-
Look out for the New Years Ball under
auspices of K of V.
Let everybody attend the Mock Parliament next Saturday evening.
On Ncw Years, the local Oddfellows
will give a grand ball at Cumberland
The delivery wagons of the mammoth
Union store were kept running Saturday
night until 11 o'clock,
For holliday numbers of periodicals,
elegant engravings, pictures, and suitable
presents go to T. D. McLean's.
The Salvation Army are expected up
from Nanaimo on the Joan this week to
remain Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr. Clarence McLean has commenced
the erection ofa storey and half house
on his lot just west of the new residence
of Mr. C. P. Collis.
Mr. James Cathew has set an example
of public spirit by planting trees along
the front and side nf his lot. They are
the large leaf maple.
Mr. T. Irwin is erecting a neat building on Fernwood Heights, corner of
Maryport street and Second avenue
which will be occupied by Mr. T. L. Ray
and family.
Adderton & Rowbotham are having a *
covered sleigh fitted up by  T.   L.   Ray,
the blacksmith, for their bakery business.
Soon we may expect to see all vehicles
on runners.
The timbers are on the ground for
building on Second avenuenear the Methodist church. The rock will be blasted
and the street opened up so as to make
a good road to the Hospital,
A number of trees arrived last week on
the steamer Joan for the lot on which
The News Office stands. Among
them are a few of the mountain ash variety which will be set out on vacant parts
ofthe lot fronting Dunsmuir avenue and
Third streets.
Mr. Boyd has improved the front of
his lot by setting some small native trees.
He is also establishing quite a villa at
his end of town which may be verv ap.
propriately named Boydvtlle. The latest
addition is to be a two story building to
be erected by T. Ewait. for Mrs. Lewell-
an on a piece of land leased from Mr.
The new restaurant of O. H. Fechner
is njw fairly under way and is doing a
lively business. The dining room is
light and commodious and neatly and
conveniently furnished. Any one can
procure here a nice meal for 25 cents or
a cup of coffee aud cake, sandwich, etc.
and this at any hour. The kichen is
supplied with a fine steel range purchas-
from Grant St McGregor.
The yellow leaves aie falling
Through evening's chilly bnew,
And winter's voioe is ealliag
The greenness from the treas;
The beauties of the summer
An fading fast away.
And aonaet'a crimson glory
Shines from tit* autumn day.
The earth ta full of gladness:
No sorrow bides the while,
Aad every trace of sadness
Ia loat in natora'a smile;
Tbe robin's voice is silent
Aa moaning winds pass by,
And wintar,s eheerful greenness
Hhio.ee from tha autumn aky.
The reaper, a song la ended*
The harvest work ia o'er.
And mau by earth befriended
Haa plenty in hia atoio.���
With earnest leva and praises
To Him whe reigns on high.
We'll thank tha One whoae glory
Shines from the autumn aky.
Jane Fiuitcia,
Uoion, B. 0.
The San Mateo left last Thursday for
San Francisco with 4300 tons of coaL
Dominion str. Quadra left on Wednesday with a supply of coal.
The str. Daisy left for Victoria with
154 tons for the steamer Kingston.
The Tepic left on Saturday wilh 213
tons of Comox coal for the C. P. K., aiul
194 tons of wash nut coal for the Sugar
Kefinery, Vancouver.
The str. Dunsmuir left Monday ( yesterday ) with 14 tons Comox coal ana 44
tons nl wash coal for New Westminster.
The Mineola will be due next Tuesday
Grieves.���At Uoion, Monday, Dec. \
Mrs, Goo. Orievee,af a daughter.
Hooper. ��� At Courtenay, Dec. 3, to Mr.
and Mra. Charles Hooper, a eon.
Caah auheariptiona received���S. C. Davie,
$10; L Mount**, $5; Simon L��i-*er,$5- Win.
Gieaaon, 15; Wm. Roy, $5; Dr. Liwrent-e,
$���'���; J. McKim St Sona, $2 50; E Punbnry
* Co , II! 60; 0. H. Fechner, 12.00 T. D.
McLean, ti 00; A. C. Fulton, $2 00; W. P.
Lawaon, f 1.00) R. Saoaer, $100; J. 11.
Scott, $100; Thof. Horne, $1.00; cash, $2.
Service* conducted by the Pastor, Re v.
0. MoIi-tyre, in tbe hall, Sunday, Deo. 9th*
Morning, 11a. m. ��� Subject, Againat
Anxious Carefulnaaa.
Evening, 7 p. m.,��� The Owner of All
Sunday School, 1 30 p. ni.
Pastor a Bible Claw, ��2.30 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednaaday, 7..W n, ran
Next Friday evening the great Invitation Ball of the Cumberland Assembly
takes place at Cumberland Hall. It is
expected to be the finest affair of the sea-
ion, and the ladies have beeu looking
forward to it with increasing interest.
It's the absorbing topic just now \
\NS .
CHAPTER VII.���ICostisukd.)
"Sir .Mark, I'm a plain min, and I think
by this time you pretty well know my history. J ounhtto be over in Trinidad superintending tha cocoa eatate my poorfath-
er left me, bnt I doteat tho West Indies,
aud 1 love European life. It fa my mis-
fortune t<�� be too woll off. Not iloh, but I
have a comfortab'o, modest income.
Naturally Idle, 1 suppose."
"Nonsense, sir !"i>ai*l tbo admiral gruflly
���'line of lhe mostaotivomen lever met."
"Thank you. Well, nlio, according to
tin; accented idea* of some of the Americans wo meet abroad. Dollars���making
dollars���tholr wholo oonversation chinks
of the confounded coin, and their ladiea'
dresses rustle with greenbaoki. I hate
money<*m&klngi but I liko money for my
slave, which beajm me Iuto good society
unil among the beauties of nature, Vcb, I
am an idler���full, perhaps, of dilettantism.'1
"Rather a long preface, Mr. Barron,"
aaid Sir Mark grullly. "Make headway,
please,   What in it you wish to aay ."
"1 tliiiik you know, sir," said the other
warmly. "I llvod to thirty-aflvon, hardly
giving a thought to tin* other box, savo as
agreeable companions. I met you and
your niece and daughter ovor yonder at
Macugnaga, and tlm whole world waa
"Humph !"
"I am not a boy, air. I Bptak to you a
a man of the world, and I tell you plainly
that I lovo hor aa a strong mau ouly oan
"Edith V
"Don't triflo wiih me, air I" cried Barron
bringing hia hand down heavily upon the
table, and gazing aliim'-t. fiercely in the old
Bai-or's eyes.
"Humph! tny daughter, then. And
you havo told bor all thia?"
"Sir Mark Jerrold! Havo I ever given
you cause io think 1 waa other than a
gentleman 1"
"No, no," eaitl tho admiral hastily. "I
beg your pardon. Hut this ia all very
sudden ; Wo aro such new acquaintances."
"You might cull jt friends," aaid Barron
"No; acquaintances���yet," eald the old
sailor aturdily.
"Then you ilo give me somo hope?"
cried Barron excitedly.
"No, I did no!, hii*. I'm out of soundings here, No; hang it, I meant to Buy, air
in shoal water. Hang it, man, I don't
want the child to thinlc about such tilings
for yeara."
"Sir Mark, your daughter must bo
"Eh t Twenty ? Humph I Well, I suppose she ia."
"There ia no hurry, t;ir. Let mattera go
on aa thoy are, only let it he an understood
thing that you do, say in a latent may, encourage my suit."
"No, air; I'll bind   myself, to   nothing;
I- Oh, hang it all, man, why did you
spoil u pleasant trip liko this '.'"
"Spoil ir, Sir Mark . Have eomo campas-
ai-ni lor the natural fcolmga of & man
thrown iuto the society of ao sweet a girl
"That will do, air; that will do," cried
tho admiral, frownlngi "There j I'm not
going to quarrel with you, Mr. Barron. 1
wan young once myself. I waB a good
sailor, I'm told, but this -iort of thing is out
of my latitude. If my poor wife had lived
������ ��� Phew! iL's growing hot, isn't it?
Thunderstorm, I suppose."
"I'm verysorry, Sir Mark."
"So am 1, air," said tho admiral. "There's
an enil to one trip."
"Sir Mark ! Don't talk like that. I'll
leave tlm hotel to*morrow. I would not
on any consideration-��� ���"
"That will do, Mr. Barron : that will
do. I'm a man of few words, aud what I
say I mean. Tliie can go no further
"Vou don't moan thatyou will go away?
"Back to Mi-gland, air, and homo as fast
aa I can,"
"Butmy proposal, Mr?"
"I have a sister thero, sir, my counselor
in all matters concerning my two girls."
" But you will give me leave to call-in
"Tcliali, in-in! You'll forgot it all in a
Barron amilod.
"You'll givo tne loavo to call at your
"Aa a gentleman, sir, I can hardly refuse
Barron smiled and bowed.
"I aee, Hir. I havu been too hasty.
Admiral Jerrold. I uak you a favor, if you
do carry out your hasty decision, to mako
some inijiiirics respecting Mr. Barron of
"1 shall, air, of course, "said tho admiral.
"You'll excuse mo now; I'm going to
join my niece ami daughter."
He left tho veranda gallery, pulling
heavily at bis cigar, whilo Barron stood
watching him.
"Hit or inis,i?'' ho muttered. "Hit, 1
think, and game worth bringing down.
She's oold. Well, naturally, I don't thiuk
1 managed itao badly, after all."
"Oh, hero's unolo," said Edie half an
hour later as she aaw the big, burly figure
of the old sailor approaching, "Ob, you
dear, good old uncle, C'oino und Hit down
here, and you cau hoc the color changing on
tho ieo peaks."
"No, uo no, Come bad;, girls, and
pack up. We're otf by lho first train tomorrow."
"Where to now, papa?"
"Bourne Si-uare, IV., my dear, as soon
ss wc can get there,   Como along 1
"Myry���Mr. Barron pasted as wn oamo
into the hotel, and only raised bis bat."
" Have papa and ha li.nl sotnu iniimiulor*
standing over tbo cards?"
" Perhapsl over tho hearts."
������Kiiiol cried Myra coloring. "What
do you moan ?"
"He haa been proposing for you, and
uncle said no ; and now he is going to carry
ua of}' bome to ho safu."
"Proposed for mc," said Myra thoughtfully, and in tbo most uiirutil.il way, as ber
eyea assumed a dreamy, wondering look,
"Of course you love him dearly, don't
"I?   Oh, no," said Myra calmly.
"What n Htratigo girl she is!" thought
Edith that night aa sho wont to hod.
And Myra aaid to herself again calmly
and thoughtfully : " Proposed for me.
Perhaps Edio is right.    But how strange I"
stkaTTO.n's DS019I0N,
" YeB, sir, it's done," said Mrs. Brado,
looking sadly iu at ttio doorway on tbo left
side of tho lire; "and I hopo it will turn
out all right, hut my experience of pipes ia
that they always bustles In tho winter,and
drowns all your neighbors out ou the next
"Well, I hope this will bit an exception,"
said Stratton, laughing,
"I hope so, too, sir, and it's no laughing
matter, and fur my part���though, of courao,
Sentleition hnvc a right todo as they like���
think thero is nothing like a big, Hat zinc
bath painted oak out, and whito in, aet on
a piece of oilcloth in a Loutloman's bedroom. Then you've your big sponge and a
can of wator. No trouble about thom get*
tiug out of order."
"But tho trouble, Mrs. Hrado," said
Stratton.   "No filling; no anything."
"No, sir, of courae not; but you're alwaya
at the mercy of the plumbers ; and if theae
men don't always leave their work so that
it'll make another job before long, I'm uot
a Christian woman."
"Oh, ye-1 object to it because it'a new
fashioned," aaid Strutton merrily.
"Which, begging your pardon, I don't
air. What I do object to is your taking
up a beautiful closet to make into a bath
room; aud out of your Bitting room, and
none too much cupboard room before. If
it had been a cupboard iu your bedroom I
shouldn't have aaid a word."
" But thero was uo cupboard thore, Mra.
Brade, aad tbat closet fitted exactly,so say
no more ubout it."
Certainly not, air, if you don't wish it;
and only too glad am I to have got rid of
tho workmen; though as I lay in bed laat
uitzht I aaid to my huaband, ' Mark my
word, John, if Mr, Brottiaon don't go having a bath mado in hia room, for there's the
fellow-olosct as [mutchcB Mr. Stratton'a
" To bo euro, 1 nover thought of   that,
aaid Stratton   merrily,   "111 give him a
" Mr, Stratton' sir, if you've any reapec
for me and my rhenmatism, don't. Th
place amella horrid as it is of paint, and
Frenoh polish, and plumbers, without
counting the mesa they made, and if you'll
be guided by me you'll buy a sixpenny box
of pualillea and let me burn ono e���.-,������������ day till
theainell of workmen's gone,"
"Oh, I don't mind thc smell, Mrs. Brado.
By George, yea, Mr. Brottiaon ought to
have a bath put in his,"
"Mr. Stratton, sir, don't, please. He's
sure to if you say a word; and if the workmen come agaiu we shall he having the
whole place tuiibling about our ears."
"I hope not, Ob, the old placo is atrong
"I don't know, sir," said the pastor's
wife, shaking her hoad ; " It'a a very old
and tumble-down sort of place, nnd l'vo
hoard noisea, and crackings, and rapplnga,
Bometimes, aa have made my flesh croep.
They do Bay the place is haunted."
"with rats."
"Worso, sir. Oil, I'm told there was
strange goings on hero in tho old timea,
when a Lord Morrau lived here. I've heard
that yonr cupboard������"
"Bath room."
" Well, air, bath roum, was onco a passage into Mr. Bicttiaon'a chambers,
and hia closet waa a paSBago into
yours, and thoy used to nave dinners
and feasts; and dancing, and
masked balls, at which thoy used to play
dominoes. The gambling and goings on
was shameful. But pleaso, sir, don't say a
word to Mr. Brettison. I've troublo enough
with him now. Thero never was such a
gentleman for objecting to boing dusted,and
tho way thoso big booka of bis that ho
presses his hits of chick weed and groundsel
in do hold tbo dust is awful. If you wished lodo him aomo kindness you'd got him
away for a bit, bo that I oould turn his
rooms inside out.   Postman, sir."
Mrs. Brado hurried to the outer door and
fetched u letter juat dropped into tho box,
and upon this being eagerly taken, and
opened, sho saw that thero was no further
chance of bt-ing allowed to gosBip, and say<
ing " Good morning, sir," bIio went out,
and down to tho porter's lodge.
Malcolm Stratum's hands trembled as he
turned the letter over and hesitated to open
" What a manly hand the old lady
writeB, and how fond aho is of sporting
their arms," ho continued, an ho held up
tho great blot of red wax carefully sealed
ever the adhesive flap of the envelope,
Theu tearing it open he read :
Wkkthoi'iink Tkkkace, Thursday.
Mv Dkar Mb. Stbatton :
Thank you for your note and its new*-.
Accept my congratulations. You certainly
deserved to gain the post ; the work will
be mostcongenju), and it will give yon an
opportunity for carrying on your studies,
besides placing you in tbe independent
position for which you have worked ao long
and hard, I wish my dear old friend and
schoolfellow, yonr mother, bad lived to seo
her boy's success. You must go on now
with renewed confidence, and double that
Very sincerely yours,
Malcolm Stratton, Esq.
P.S.���I shall be at homo to-morrow
evening. Comoand see me, and bring your
friend. Nobody will ho hero but the girls,
who are going to give mc a little inueic, as
my brother dines out,
Stratlon's faeo flushed warmly, and ha
stood staring before him at tho window.
" I could not go thuro now," ho muttered, " without seeing the old man firat. It
would not be honorable. 1 meant to wait,
but���I must apoak at onco."
He re-read the letter, and bis eyes sparkled with pleasure.
" And I aaked hor point blank, und she
docs not oven refer to il. Then it was her
doing. Cod bless her ! She baa been using hor intorcBt nnd working for inc. It'a
her work, und sho must approve of it,"
Ho hurriedly thrust the letter into hia
breast aa a double rap came at his door,
and, upon opening it, Percy Guest camo in.
- Got yum wire, old chap, ami came on
ut once.   Something the matter I"
" Yes ; something serious."
������ My doar old man, I'm so sorry. Want
help���money ? Don't koep me in suspense."
" No, ohl fellow," cried Stratton proudly ; "tbo newa came thia morning, nnd I
telegraphed to you directly,
"Nol "
" \os, J am tbu successor of pnor old
Professor Raymond���tbe new curator of
tho Hoadly Museum."
"Hurray!" cried Quest, snatching up u
great bird-skin hy the heak and waving it
round his bead till ho wrung its neck right
off. "Gb, bother I Three cheers for I'm*
fcHHHor Strul ton ! Bravo ! Why, you'll bo
an awful scientific swell. Malcolm, old
chap, I am glad,"h'* continued,Hinging tlm
choice and valuabloanoclmou.upontoa book*
case, and grasping bis friend's hand, "Yon
shall dinu will) me to-night, and wo'll pour
nut champagne libations to iim godr,"
"Sit down ami be --met,"
Stratton gravely. " No old fellow, I can't
dine with yon lo*i igbt; I've something particular to do."
" Come and have a big lunch, thon ; we
muat go mad somehow, Why, its glorious,
old man I They've had big, solenltfls,
bald-headed old buffers there before-
regular old dry-as-duals. Como on; you
can't and 1 oan t work to-day,"
"Sitdown, I tell you, and he Borious,   I
want to talk to you."
"All right -I may smoke?"
" Smoke?   Yea."
" Hut are you sure you can't dime ?" said
Quest, taking out a pipe,
" Quite. 1 havo made up my mind to go
to Bourne Square to-night,
" To iho admirals ?" oried Quest, startling, and changing color a little,
" Yes ; there is an invitation juat como
for me to goto Mias .fenold'a to-morrow
night and tako you."
" Indeed I" aaid Guest e.igerly.
" Sho saya in a postscript that the ladies
will bo there,"
" Woll ?" saiil Quest uneasily, and beginning to smoke vory bard.
" Don't you understar.d ?''
"Kh? No."
" Then 1 muat speak plainly; old fellow.
For a year before they went out to Switzerland wo wore I here a great deal, and mot
them aftor,"
Guest nodded and bis pipe did not seem
to draw,
Wo havo mot thom often during these
three montha that thoy have boon back."
'.licit laughed and struck a match.    His
pipo was out.
'* Woll, have you not soon anything ?"
" Yes," aaid Gueat huskily.
" I felt that you muat have i< i n it, old
fellow. I have oo secreti from you. I
have loved her from tbe first time I aaw
her at Misa Jerrold's, and it has gone on
growing till at times 1 have been almoat in
despair . For how could I speak, poor and
hard up aa I waa���just a student, earning
two or threo hundred a year?"
" Always aeemed attentive enough," aaid
Guest, looking away as hia friend paced tha
room with growing excitement.
Perhapa ; but I have schooled myself
to hide it all, and to aot aa a gentleman
ahould toward Sir Mark. It wonld have
been dishonorable to act otherwise than as
an ordinary friend of the family."
"I suppoas so," aaid Gueat dismally,
"And now?"
" My position is changed. Poverty does
not bar tho way, and, feeling thia, I cannot
trust myself. I cannot go and meet her tomorrow evening at her aunt's without seeing the admiral firat, aud speaking out to
him like a man."
" And���and���you really���caro for hor so
much, old follow?" said Gueat hoaraely,
and still in troublo with his pipe, which ro
fused to draw.
"Care for hor���ao much !" exclaimed
Stratton, flushing.
" And she ?"
" How oan I tell ? I can only hopo, I
I think Bhe���no, it Bounds presumptuous,
but I must tempt my fate,"
" And il tho lady "
" Refuses me���tbe admiral docs not approve ?"
" Yes. What then?"
" I must try and bear it like a mau."
Thero was a few minutes' silence, though
i * only aeemed a moment, when Gueat spoke
ugain in a curioualy changed tono of voico.
"But about that Mr. Barron, Stratlo:   *"
"Yea ; what about him ?"
"Ho is a good doal at Sir Mark's, isn't
ho ?"���
"Yea ; a friend the old gentlemen picked
up abroad���yachting, I think."
"You don't think that ho has any intentions ?"
"That Mr. Barron No *, such an idea
never crosaed my mind. Absurd 1 He is
quito a middle-aged man, I bear ; I've not
aeen him. He is no favorite cither of old
Miaa Jerrold. But what's the matter ?
"Eli? Yea, I'm going now. You won't
oomo out, old fellow, and I thought we'd
put off the congratulatory dinner till another day."
"Yea, wo will. I'm awfully sorry.Porcy;
don't take it ill of me. "
"No, no ; of course not."
"And���and I'll communicate wilh you
about to-morrow night. Though, if 1 don't
go, that iH no reason why you ahould not,'
"No, of courao���that ia ," faltered
Gueat, looking at his friend strangely,
"Good-by, old follow. You aro going to
the admiral's to-night?"
" No, I'll go this afternoon He may be
off out to dinner. Wish me luck, old foi
" Yes," aaid Guest slowly, " I wish you
luck. 1 was afraid ao," he aaid alowly, us
he descended tho stairs, looking careworn
and wretched." 1 ought to havo known
better. They were always together, und
she likea him. Oh ! I could break hia neck.
No, I couldn't. I'm only a fool, I supposo,
for liking him. I've always been as if I
waa her dog. One's own and only friend to
come between. Oh, what a crooked world
itis! Round? Bosh I It's uo ahape at all,
or it would have been evenly balanced and
fair. Good-by, littio Edio ; you'll jump at
him, of course. He's worth half a dozen of
such poor, weakminded beggars as I am
hut I loved you very dearly indeed, indeed.
I shan't go and mako a holo in the water,
little one, all tho same. I wonder, though,
whether an enterprising young barrister
would havo any chance in Fiji or tho Caroline Isles ?     I'll ask someone who knows."
Percy Guest went back to his chambers in
Gray's Inn and about half-past threo a cub
set down Malcolm Stratton al the admiral's
[to III! continued]
Tin* l'oiirili-y Mny I'-*i*-ijih- Oure More a
I'nn trillion BcIwci-h f-'nglauil nnil
Afghanistan, with its -100,000 square
milea of territory, and 4,000,000 of inhabitants, mostly tribesmen, may become once
moro a contention between England and
Russia, should the Ameer die whilo the
legal status of hia government remains as ib
is, indefinite. Tho four provinces, Calm],
Turkestan, Herat and Kandahar, arc under
governors ; but aa the population is largely
nomad aud tribal, only military despotism
prevails. Tho present Ameer was boru in
1830. His undo, Shere Ali, was on the
throne when he reaohed manhood, and on
tho breaking out of a civil war the nephew
sided against bis kin.nnan, thirty years ago,
aud won aeveral important battles. Defeated by Shore Ali'a aon, Abdur Rahman fled
to Russia, in whoso interesthewaa believed
to be conspiring and fighting. The Russian
government provided him with a place at
Samarcaud and a generous pension. In
1870 he rocovered bia influence with tho
nativo loaders and aucceedod in getting
upon the throne with Knglish help. The
���Queen's government retains his friendship
by an annuity of $800,000. Last year the
Britiah government in India sent an embassy to Abdur Rahman, who received it
with great pompand agreed to new delimitations, by which tho sphere of liritish influence was largely extended. Tho Ameer has
done material service for Afghanistan by
encouruging modern agriculture and by
inli-odiicing some industries into Cabnl.
Arms and mrnitions of war aro manufactured there under direction of Knglish and
German ollieers. Proximity of Afghanistan
to tlie Indian empire of Groat Britain Will
mako tho Ameers death a political event
of no trivial character. A civil war ia likely to follow, with Russian aud Britiah
Influences at work on opposing sides.
During tho Czir's indispoBition the Russian
jingo is rampant, aud the first confllut in
iho oast botwoon  Kuropean powers may
not ho ovor Corea.
Assisting1 Nature.
Do Sapht��� "Bo you know, Miaa Bond,
tbat I aeldom touch wine? It���ah���it���eh
 always seems to mnko u fool of mo."
Miaa Bond���"Well, l'vo often heard
papa any that it generally assisted nature."
Breaking a Drought.
Stranger��� *' Did you havo any droughts
here this summer?"
Farmer Meadow���" Yoa, air; we had
ono that lusted Bix woekH. Evorything
would have boon mined if it hadn't beeu
for Deacon Smart."
"What did he do?"
" He advertised tor Hummer boarders and
got a houseful. It rained evory day after
ihey came."
An Unsatisfactory Season.
])ora���" Were men so very scarce at the
resorts this year?"
Clara���"Awfully. Every man 1 accepted
was engaged to a dozen olbora."
Poets' Corner.
Them Flowers.
Tako a fellor 'at'** Hick aad laid up ou   th
All shaky und ga'ntcd and pore-
Jos till so knocked out he can t handle hlasclf,
With a stiff upper lip any more;
Shot him up all alone In the gloom of a room
Ab dark us the tomb and as grim.
And then take and send him oomo roses in
And you can have fun out o' him I
Vou' vc ketehed him 'foro now���when his liver
was sound
And his appetito notched like a saw���
A-iuoi-kin you, maybe, for romancln' round
With a bfif posy bunch in yer paw;
But you ketch him, say, when his health la
And he's flat on bin back in distress,
Aud then you can trot out your Ilttlo bokay
And not be insulted, I guess!
You see, it's liko this what his weakness la���
Tbem flowers makes him think of tho days
Of his Innocent youth, and thut mother o'liis
And tho roses that, ahe used to ratso ;
So here, all alone wilh tho rosea you send,
Belft' sick and all trimlily and faint ���
My eyes to���my eyes   Is���my oyos   la-old
Is aleakin*-l"m blamed of they ain't.
-James Wbltcomb Itiley.
Autumn and Old Age.
Now from the silent autumn wooda
From out an used heart.
Tho Ilttlo stream upon tho hill
Come*, trickling -ott and low,
Aa though ado wna wrinkled cheek,
Whoro tear-drops seldom flow.
Tho rainbow-llowors or oarly spring,
l'rlsmoil through April'*, tears.
Make way for purple and the uold
Befitting Inter yoars,
0 Ood mako known Thy ways tome
In Mii-, my Hummer prime,
Tbat I may gain tho golden poaco
Of nature's autumn time.
If half tbo swoetness of each porfoot rose
Woro poured into the souls of mon,
And half tho fragrance of Its every leaf
Wero breathed into tho   chilled   hearts,
What harmony! -this weary world of care.
Which now seems void nnd fraught with
Would instant change into sweot unison,
And happlnc-is would bo tho gain.
Eaoh soul, lonft burled, 'ncath tho thoughts of
Would riso to shed Its lustrous glow.
And othor souls tho  falling spar.s would
Thon peace-insload of turbid won.
Bnt half tho porfumo of each porfoot mho
Shod o'or oach soul, would mako Hfo bright;
A pnradiso this sad old world would be,
And droamed-of hcav'n would bo in sight.
The Lovers.
They sat upon tho cliff that led my way)
I aaw thom from afar, ns hand in baud,
In still content, with not n word to aay,
Thoy watched the bluo aoa and tho -milling
1 neared tho placo whero thoy bad sot thorn
down ; , ,
Sho rose, and gently brushed tho spanglod
With tho soft touch of hor light summer gown;
Why could sho not havo stayed and let mo
Sweot heart of maidenhood,  thnt could not
To havo a stranger look upon Its bliss 1
Tbo youth went with her, but Ho did not care
If all tbo world behold his happiness.
.lames Anthony Fronde died in London
at 0,30 Saturday morning.
.lames Anthony Froude was the youngest son of Venerable R. H, Froude, archdeacon of Toines, and was horn at Darting
ton, Kngland, April 2.-S, 1818. He received
his education at Westminster and Oriel
College, Oxford,where he graduatediu 18-10.
and carried oft the chancellor's prize in 1842
for an essay on "The Influence of the Science of Political Economy ou the Moral and
Social Welfare of the Nation," becoming at
the same time a fellow of footer College.
He was ordained a deacon in the church of
Kngland in 1844. He became connected
with the hlghohuroh party and wrote "The
Lives ofthe Euglish Saints." lu 1847 he
published "Shadows of tho Clouds." In
1848 ho published "Nemesis of Faith." It
indicated his defection from the teachings
of the church of Kngland. It was a protest againat the adherence of the church to
what he denomiratod tho Hebrew mythology. These works were emphatically condemned by the university authorities. Mr.
Froude, in consequence, resigned bis fellowship and abandoned an appointment ho
had received aB a teacher in Tasmania. He
became a constant contributor to the
Westminster Review. In 185(1 he published the first two volumes of his "History
of Kngland From the Fall of Wolaey to tho
Defeat of the Spanish Armada," completing
tho work in 1870. The boldness and originality of the author attracted wide attention and provoked much adverse criticism of his work. Hia attempt to vindicate tho character of Henry VII. waB especially condemned. In 1867 he published
a volume of esaayo entitled "Short Stories
on Croat Subjects." In March, 1809, he was
installed rector of tho University of St,
Andrew*), whon he received the degree of
Ll,. D. Fora abort time ho was editor of
Kramer's Magazine, resigning in August,
1871. In tho following year, taking advantage of the clerical disabilities act, he relinquished the office of deacon.
In the autumn of tho aamo year he came
to the United States, whoro he lectured in
tho principal cities on the relations between
Kngland and Ireland. In these ho blamed
the Irish for their oondition, denouncing
them as shiftless and impractical, swayed
by impulse rather than by reason. Father
Tom I'.ui-ke, tho Dominican orator,took up
tho cudgel in behalf of his follow couutry-
men, and an animated controversy ensued
in which tho historian got rather tho worst
of It, In 1874 Mr. Froudo was sent to tho
Cape of (iood Hopo to investigate the causes
of the Kullir Insurrection, returning to
Kngland in March of tho following yoar.
lie publiabcd many works of a semi-historical charauter, among thom "The English in
Ireland in tho l-.iit.itaoi.th Century";" ('.���-.���a-
ar," a skuich ; "Reminiscences of tho High
Church Revival " ; " Reminiscences of
Thoirna Carlyle " ; Reminlacenoea of hia
IrJBli journey iu IM!*; " Oceana," an account of u jnurnoy to Australia and South
Africa ; "The Knglish in the West Indies,"
"Tho Two Chiefs of Dunhoy," an Irish
romance of ihe last century, and a "Lifo of
Lord Beuoonsfiflld." In 1892 ho waa appointed rcgiua profosBor ot modern history
at Oxford. Tho "histories" of Mr. Froudo
have been characterized by a pronounced
bias and have heen calculated toaustainBome
pet tho'iry of his own rather than to servo
as an authentic and reliable compendium of
tho events of tbo timea of whioh he wrote.
They havo caused more controversy than
any other worka of a similar (oaiensible, |
purpose during the century, and although
thoy possess a certain value ai partisan
views of the circumstances and surroundings of the times in whioh tbey are laid.
They will never be accepted as voracious
..'broniclcs of the lives of mon and the
measures which actuated them.
Man's Three Parts.
When a littio hoy Sheridan Le Faun
wroto the following essay on the life of
man : " A man's life naturally divides it*
self into three parts���tho first, when he is
planning and contriving all kinds of villainy and rascality ; that is the period of
youth and innocenco. In tho second he is
found putting in practice all the villainy
and rascality he iias contrived ; that is the
flower of manhood and prime nf life, Tho
third and last period is that when ho ia
making hia aoul and preparing for another
world ; that is the period of dotage,"
Mr. Thomas Adams Tells the Happy
Result that Followed.
He Was fiafffcrlag from m Severe Atla<*
���r Ehe amat lam-Would   Nave Uteri
Any Iking to tii-cnre Keller- How a *ure
Was ���runahi About
Prom the Brautford Courier.
A brief statement in respect to the recovery of Mr. Thomas Adams, of Su
George, will no doubt be of considerable
interest to Buffering humanity in general
and particularly to those who may profit
somewhat by the experience hereinafter
aet forth, Mr. Adams ia a atone ma-son by
trade aud resides about a mile east of St,
George. At preaent he jb operating tlio
Patten Mills and ii well known and respect*
ed in the neighborhood. In order to gain
all the information pcaalble concerning tbe
circumstances of the cure, a repreaentative
of the Couri. r proceeded thither to investigate the case. Mr. Adams was found ac
work in hia mill. He ia a man of about
thirty-five, healthy aud vigorous, a man
whom oue would not suspect of having had
any ailment. When Interviewed he cheerfully made the following statement :���
" About three years eoo when at work at my
trade I contracted, through over-exposure,
a severe attack of muacular rheumatism,
whioh confined mo to the house for threo
weeka, during which time I suffered the
most excruciating pain, being hardly ab!o
to movo, I waa ao bad that I oould not
lie down, had to just let myaelf fall into
hod. When attempting to rise I had to
turn over upon my face and crawl up,
there being only nne poaition from which
it waa possible to rise. 1 would havo
given anything at thia time in order to
secure relief. My first thought waa to
call in a regular practitioner, bo I procured
one of the boat physicians iu the neighborhood, but he did not seem to get control of
the malady. After treating me for somo
timo he left of Ida own accord saying ho
could do nothing for me. Ahout this time
(. friend of mine persuaded me to try Dr.
Williams' Piuk i'ills, Finally, I decided
lo givo them a trial, I aoon experienced a
decided improvement and waa mending
;apidly, the terrihle pain left mo and 1 had
roiiBiderable relief and was able to get
sriund with tho uae of a crutch. After
Ihe further uso of the Pink Pills I was ao
far recovered as to be able to resume work
and since that timo have been free from
the complaint, I do nob now feel any oi
tho sorunesa and stillness of tho joints. 1
oan get right up in the morning and go ofl
to work without any feeling of uneasiness
whatever. I have every confidence iu Pink
Pilla and heartily recommend them- I
believe them a good thing to take at any
timo to got the ulood into good condition
and if I felt any illness coming on 1 would,
inatead of calling a doctor, scud at once for
���* box of Pink PiIIb."
When strong tributes as those can he had
to tho wonderful morits of Pink Pills, it ia
litllo wonder that their -sales reach ouch
enormous proportion-, and that tliey are
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Williams' Pink Pilla contain tho elements
necessary to give now life and richness to
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They are an unfailing specific for locomotor
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sciatica, nounilgia, rheumatism, nervous
headache," the after ei'octs ot la grippe,
palpitation of the heart, nervoua prostration,
all diseases depending upon vitiated humors
in the blood, such as scrofula, chronic
erysipelas, etc. They are also a specific for
troubles peculiar to females, such aa suppressions, irregularities and all forma of
Weakness. In men thoy effect a radical
cure in all troubles arising from mental
worry, overwork,or excesses of any nature.
Dr. Wliliams'Pink Pills aro manufactured by the Dr. Williama' Medicine Company,
Brockville, Ont, and Schenectady, N. \.,
and aold In boxea (never in looso form by
the dozen or hundred, and the public are
cautioned against numerous imitations aold
in thi-i shape), at ,10c. a box, or six boxes
for }'2.50| and may bo had of a'l druggists,
or direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Modiolus Company at either address.
��� ,��m ������**���
Report* from Behrlns Sen Show thc lam-
est in Malory ol llie Vlctorln Fleet.
A despatch from Victoria, B.C., says:���
The sealing operations of the Victoria lleot
are now at an end for the season of 1894,
and thc laat vessel having boen reported
tho total catch ia found to bo, doapite the
now regulations, a great improvement upon
tho former year, and, iu tact, upon any
year in tbo paat. Noxt season when the
white hunters may bo expected to have
becomo expert in the uao of tho spear, the
tako will probably reach 100,001) skina at
least, In ISli.'J the Victoria Hcet took
about 70,000 akiua, which waa the best
cutch recorded to that date. This year the
total ia 87,r>72, and fewer achoouers wont
out than for some years, Tho catch of the
Triumph stands as a landmark for tbo year,
thoro never having before boen taken anything liko such a profitable assortment of
skins. The Behring &ea catch on lhe
wholo is also exceedingly satisfactory.
Largest Plow In tho World.
The largest plow in tho world, perhaps,
Is ownod hy Richard Gird, of San Bernardino County, California, Thia inimcnae aod
tumor elands eighteen feet high and weigh
36,000 pounda. It runs by steam, is pro
vided with twelve 12-inch plow shares,and
is cApublo of plowing fifty acres of land por
day. It consumes from ono to ono and a
half tona of coal por duy, and usually
travels at thc rate of four miles an hour.
A Pretty Faeo
ia the result of a healthy physicalcoi.Jition
"Beauty li but skfn deep" yot it gn-uiH
depends on a olear complexion, free troi-f
wrinkles and hollow chet-ka.
Health always brings wealth of beauty
A healthy atale of the system comes wit'i
Dootor Pierce'a Favorite Prescription. It'/
a medicine prepared fur woman's ailmontJ
���it cures those derangements and "weaknesses which made woman's life miserable.
A womau who iiei-Iecta to take proper
exercise is particularly prone to excesaivq
oon-*esiion, debility and a sluggish circulation. Tin's is the time wo advise the ���'Prescription," In all derangements aod displacements of the special   organs   which
result in "sij-ns  of   inflammation," in
catarrhal discharges from tho lining membranes, and in uistresaing irregularities���
thia medicine ia guaranteed to cure, or the
money wiil be returned.
The apeed of the new British torpedo
boat, the Daring, manes it the fastest boat
afloat. It is nearly thirty-four miles an
hour.   The boat is 185 foet long.
Charlatans and Quack:.
Have long plied their vocation ou iho suffering pedubi of the people. The knife has
Eared to the quick ; cauatlo applications
ave tormented tha viatlm of coruB uutil
the conviuliuu shaped itsolt��� there's no
euro. Putnum'j Painless Corn bxtractur
proves on what llouder basis public opinion
often re-its. If you nutlet from conn L'ot
tbo Extractor aud you will he satis tied.
Sold everywhere.
Two dollars and fifty conla per woek is
lho avenge wagea paid to ovor 8,000 women iu I'lillahi.
Cold In thB head. Nasal balm gives in*
���taut relief s speedily cures.   Never fails.
The skin ia the only part of thehuman
oody that is not burdened by ago,
An eminent American divine writes : ���
".Jod 1ms h.-onp!otsu.l loatorctbo earth and
lho air with ronvid.al a^jneioj for the
jure of disease and lho prolongation of life.
1 betlove St. Leon Water to ho one of
thoso agencies, 11 is invigorating oxhilar*
Hi tig an 1 remedial Ueod oopoousty its
ellcct upon the wholo miliary passago is
most buiielicial,
Wm. Fawcett, I). IX
M0I03 oan swim with great dexterity,
their broad forepawa ajtiug as paddles.
Get Ilia of Neuralgia
There ia no uae in fooling with neuralgia.
It is a diaeaae that gives way only to tho
most powerful remedies. No remedy yea
discovered baa given ths grand result* that
invariably attends the employment of Pol*
eon's Nerviline, Nervilino ia a poaitivt
specific for all nerve pains, and ought to be
kept on hand in every family. Sold every
where, 25 centa a bottle.
Mr* ���/. Alctde Chau$s4
Montreal, r. Q.
A Marvelous Medicine
Whenever Given  a  Fair  Trial
Hood's Proves Its Merit.
Tho following letter Is from Mr. .1. Alctdfl
Cliaussd- architect and surveyor, Ko. 153 Shaw
Street, Montreal, Canada:
"C. I. nood & Co., Lowell, Moss.:
"Gentlemen:���I havo been tnklng Hood's
Sarsaparllla for about six mouths and am glad
to say that It lias dono mo a great deal of good,
Last May my weight was 152 pounds, but since
1 began to tako Hood's Sarsaparllla It has Increased to 1C3. I liiink Hood's Sarsaparilla is a
Marvellous medicine and an very much pleased
with It." J. AI...H-B Chauhbb.	
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Hood's Pills euro liver ills, constipation,
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log.   Ib fa an excellent regulator, having com-
Elotoly ovred mo of constipation and kidney
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Soro Throat,
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Weak Babies,
Crowing Children,
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A Hand Apple Picker.
As the season ii. p'ctiuij winter applea
ia now on, orohaid-sia will find the Ul��
uatrated picker of great service ia reaching
the fruit on extended limits. One man rn
atand under a tree and pick nearly all the
fruit from the tree including the hardest to
get at���thab on the ends of thc branches.
The frame is made of heavy wire, or light
round iron and a lack of heavy cloth aewn
to tho frame, leaving the alota at each end
ao that an apple will be freo to enter the
aack. Then all you have to do ia lo push
or pull and the applo drops in the aack. I
have one with a fourteen foot and another
with a six-foot handle. The wire from A
to B is eight inches wido, from C to D ten
inches. The alota at C and D are throe inch*
ea long aud an inch wide. The handle or
pole may be of any desired length.
Packing butter for Winter.
While winter dairying is slowly increasing it requires ao much skill and careful
management, and auch a ohange in the
common methods of the farm, that while it
is tho moat profitable part of dairy farming,
it ia not likely, for aomo yean yet, to be
���utliciftntly practised to fully supply the
demand for butter in the winter. Thua
theaummer dairyman may still find it
profitable to pack the fall made butter for
winter sate. And indeed, he may do this
with advantage aa well as safety, for when
the best quality of butter is packed in the
beat manner, it will improvo during tho
keeping from the fall until winter, and be
really moro desirable than the ordinary
winter made article. Thia ia due to the
fact that by the alow ripening in the
packago during storage In a cool, olean
plaoe, and in aweet air-tight packages,
thero is a slow internal change going on in
thB butter by which its finest flavor is developed, and aa with fruits, ao the butter
il greatly improved by what may truly
be called in both���a process of ripening.
Two things are to bo considered in thia
subject, always, however, premising that
the butter is of the best quality, aa it
easily may be when it is made from the
���weet, fresh fall grass, equal In every re-
apoot to tho fresh spring pasture. The
first thing in the process \fa the package;
the second, the manner of packing the
The best package fnr the purpose is a
new white oak pail, made of sound timber,
freo of knots and blemishes, half an inch
thick, woll jointed, and perfectly seasoned.
This pail holds fifty pounds. White spruce
la tho next best material, and is quite as
freo from any objectionable odor or taste
given to the butter. The pail is prepared by
a thorough cleaning in pure water. It
ahould bo soaked for at least twenty-four
hours, then well scalded, and then filled
with brine, Thia Ib dono so that it may
stay under tho brine twenty-four houra
beforo tho butter ia packed. The pail
being ready the butter is packed as soon as
it haB been finished ab tho second working,
the day after it is churned. It is salted in
the usual manner, one ounce to the pound
of butter, of the very purest and finest
ground salt. It is worked as dry as it can
Be. The pall being emptied of the brine,
is dusted all over tho inside with the salt,
and the salt, and the butter is put in only
so muoh at a time as will make a layer of
four iuches. This is compactly pressed
down by a maple presaer, mado like a common potato manlier, so that all thc moist lire
ia pressed out and drained olf. If in this
moisture there iB any cloud or shade of
milk, tho butter haa not boen made as
well as it should be, aud will not come out
in perfeot condition. Not a shade of milk
is to be permitted in tho butter for this use,
but any moisture that drains from it should
be as olear as the dew on the morning grass.
Then the bntter thua putiu is lightly dusted with salt, nnd another layer is put iu
in the samo manner, until the pail is fillod
to a quarter of an inch of the edge of the
If tho butter is not suflioicnt for a full
pail it is packed as far aa it can be and
covered with salt, and the pail is put away
until the next churning, being keptcovered
with n clean towel. Then tho next churning is packed in tho samo manner until thu
pail is tilled aa moutioned, when the butter
is covered with a piece of good, heavy
shirting cloth, well washed in boiling wator
and atut'pcd in btiue, with the pail. Itis
out half au inch larger than the outor edge
of tho pail. It iB pressed down on tho butter
to exclude nil air, a littio salt being
apriukled under it, and is then covered
with dry salt to the edge of Iho pail. Thi*-
���alt ia well pressed down and is covered
with a sheet of parchment paper, on which
la printod tho name of the butter maker
and the dairy, and any handsome device
that may lie med as a trado mark, Thia io
in justice to lhe person who will take al!
this troublo to mako a fine article of butter.
Tho oover, treated as the pail has boon, ie
theu securely fastonod down and the pall
la stored.
Dairy Granules.
Parchment papor should always bo soaked
in a strong briuo before using to prevent
Heo to it that your stock do not driuk
ieo water, you oannot afford to have your
cattle warm up suoh water with feed,
I)r. K. M. (latchol, who is an export hi
the examination of cows for tuberculosis
and in tho tost of milk, doos nut condemn
dehorning. He simply warns against using
milk of cows having high fever from any
The Ontario Agricultural College, in a
bulletin on the oare of milk and cows,
���ays: While in the stablo, cows need
currying and brushing onco a day. If more
time ia spent in brushing the eows and less,
if necessary, in brushing horses, it will pay
better at present.
Thab pasteurizing the cream Is gaining
ground in Denmark is bost illustrated by
the advertisements of dairy Implement
manufactures. A very noit elevator is now
���old for elevating tho cream from the separator to tho pasteurizing apparatus.
Unier no other system ot farming can
fertility of the soil be so easily maintained
and increased as with a dairy. Whether
on a small scale or witb a large capital, ib
affords employment the year around, and
yields a constant inaome of cash, and, if
skilfully conducted, brings a large  profit.
It requires tho expenditure of more
nervous energy to produce butter than
milk. Hence, a rich butter cow must, of
necessity, bo a cow of moro norve power
than one that is a large milk maker but
smaller butter maker. In other words, as
milk rich in butter contains more potential energy than milk poor in butter, moro
energy is expended in making it. And
this explains why the Jersey cow Ib bo
much more industrious.
"I can't supply half the demand of my
butter," said a farmer's wife who has buill
up a trade among private customers. She
began in a small way by supplying to a fev
friends in a nearby city a choice article.
These frienda *ere so well plea-ted thai
ihoy told other friond!*, and a regular and
continuous demand has resulted at a uniform price per pound,tar heyond the ability
io supply. It was a sin-pie, inexpensive
method of building up a trade.
��� ***���
Suiue Interesting Ireitii About Life In thr
Animal IMagilana.
In old age the height of a man really diminishes.
Blue-eyed cats are said by Darwin to be
always deaf.
The tail of a beaver i ��� a regular trowel,
and is uscdaaaucb.
The hog eats fewer plants than any other
herb-feeding animal.
Carnivorous animals seldom produce
more than two young ab a birth.
Th* flesh of the boa constrictor ia oaten
by the aborigines of Brazil.
In many tropical countries the scorpion
grows to the length of a foot.
The egga of tho orodils are acarcely
larger than those uf the goose.
The greatest velocity attained bya whale
when struck by a harpoon is nine miles au
Some of the largest ocean steamers can
be converted into armed cruisers in thirty
Tuiks of bhe mammoth have boen found
of a length of 0 feet, measured along tho
The whole body of a boa or other constrictor is a perfeot network of powerful
Home naturalists aay that the whale was
onoe a land animal thab took to the water
for safety.
jjlephants annoyed by (lies have often
been known to break off a branch and use
it aa a fan.
Oxen and aheep aro believed by some
���tocRinen to fatten better in company than
when left alone.
The natural Ufa of an elephant is said to
be liiO years, Itis, however, greatlyahort-
ned by captivity.
The bones of very aged persons aro said
to have a greater proportion ot Ume than
those of young people.
The rhinoceros has a perfect passion for
wallowing in the mud, and ia usually covered wibh a bhick coat of it.
The mole is an excellent civil engineer.
He alwaya secures his own safety by having several entrances to hisdwolling.
Tho lowest order of animal life is found
in the microscopic jellyfish. It is simply
a minute drop of gelatinous matter.
Many birds have the trick of tumbling
along on the grouud ahead of a sportsman in order to draw him away from their
European marmots remain dormant during the winter. Before becoming torpid
they caretully content the entrance to their
The outer layers of the alligator's skin
are eaid to contain a large percentage of
silica, hence the hardnesa of the animal's
Although on land a clumsy animal, the
seal is wonderfully quick in tho water, and
in a fair race can generally catch almoat
any fiah.
11 is believed by microscopista that the
highest powers of their instruments have
not yet revealed the most minute forms of
animal life.
It is said that the flesh on the forequar-
ters of the beaver resembles that of land
animals, while that ou the hindquarters has
a fishy taste.
The aye-aye, of Madagascar, is rornark-
able chiefly for its eyes, which are larger,
iu proportion to its size, than those of any
other creature.
Voluntary muscles aro almost always red;
Involuntary muscles are generally white,
the most notable exception in the latter
case beiug the heart.
Snakes have the singular property o
being able to elevate the hoad and remain
without the slightest movement for many
minutes at a timo.
A decapitated snail, kept in a moist
place, will in a few weeka grow a new head,
quite as serviceable and good-looking as
thnt which was taken away.
Cats and several olher animals have a
false eyelid, which c��.n bo drawn over the
eyeball, either to cleanse it or to protect it
from too strom* a light.
Wibh bobh the alligator and tho crocodile the tail Ib the most formidable weapon.
Ono stroke, fairly delivered, will break the
logs of the strongest man.
The muscles of a pig's snout nre oxceod-
ingly powerful for their site, and thua enable tho animal to turn up very hard
ground wi'h the utmost oase.
A hab finds ita w.iy about without tho
assistance of its eyes, A blinded bat will
avoid wires aud obstructions as dexterously
us though it could see perfectly.
Wheu falling, as out of a tree, or down a
steep declivity, bears will roll themsolvos
into a close resemblance to a huge furry
ball nnd thus escape without injury.
The mole is nob blind as many persons
suppose. Its oyo is hardly larger than a
pin-head, and is carefully protected from
dust aud dirt by means nf inclosing hairs.
No parental oaro ever falls to tho lot of a
single member of the insect bribo. In gen-
era), the eggs of a insect are destined to be
hatched long after the parents are dead.
The elephant Is commonly supposed to lie
a slow, clumsy animal, but when excited
or frightened can attain a speed of twenty
miles an hour and koep ib up for half a
The blessing of Palestine is a small falcon,
or hawk, whioh destroys the field mice.
Woro tho hawks exterminated lho human
population would bo obliged to abandon tho
Tho common housefly Ib often literally
devoured by parasites, and it has boen
proved that these paraaitoa are also infested
with minute creatures that thraa'an their
The Royal Snub.
The royal snub is of all snubs the mnst
brutal and at tho same time tlio most effective, unless ib bo the papal snub. Thab
Henry of Germany who stood threo day
barefoot in the snow at Gregory's castle
gate alber seeking him as a suppliant ou
foot over tho dangerous, snowy mountain
route, doubtless felt lho fores of u snub
more fully than any, unless it were somo of
Henry VIU's viobima. The Tudor dynasty
eapocinlly excelled in tho art of* snubbing
and lb iB difficult to determine whether
bluff Hal or his accomplished, intellectual,
but withal somewhat coarae daughter
excelled in snubbing thoao who, desirous of
Bunnlng themselves in the royal favor,
.vera forced to accept all royal insults as
excellent jests.
A Noble Motive.
Samuel wub before the bar of justice for
having purloined divers and sundry pullets
from the coop of a prominent citizen,
" Didn't you know ib was wrong to steal
those chiokens ?'' asked the judge.
" Yessuh, yo' honor."
"Then why did you do it?"
" It's disher way, yo1 honor," replied
Sam, striking the attitude of a martyr, " I
j ia' done hit to take away tem'tation from
do i-af ob my neighbors, yo'honor."
Napoleon's campaigns made 1,000,000
French women widows aud 3,000,000
children fatherless.
The following history of Rosa Manilla
we gleaned from the driver and from othera
who had known the village beauty from
her infancy.
Five years beforo ahe had been the most
lovely girl of Doaoliro and the aurrounding
country-side, and the young men of Grave-
dona spoko with enthusiasm of her match-
lei*? beauty. They named her "The Mountain Rose," and oven the dreaded custom
house officers fell, one and all, a prey to the
charms of the peerless daughter of Manilla
tho smuggler. But tho latter guarded her
with the moat sivago ferocity, giving her
thia brief counsel: "Amuse you"*--* ft
muoh as you please with these young foolas
but beware of seriously encouraging any
one of them, more especially one of my own
calling, for-ahould you ever become tbe
fiancee of a smuggler, thn Uvea of both of
you shall pay the forfeit."
All knew from the determined and desperate character of the man that he would
keep hiB word.
As yet Rose had felt no temptation to
disobey the imperious mandate of her
father, for the young men of the neighborhood had each and all failed to awaken the
slumlering passions of the dark-eyed
" I care for none of thom," ahe said with
a proud indifference, not unmioglod with
contempt.    "But if ever I meet with one
whom I can truly love, the case will be
different, I shall take my destiny in my
own handa."
About this time, Constantino Valsaasina,
n daring smuggler, and famous hunter ot
the mountains,whoso name was well known
aa a desperado in all the country round,
appeared ou tho scene, He waa atrong,
courageous, and handsome. The hitherto
oold and impassive heart of the village
beauty was stirred to its depths, and Bhe
determined that, come what might, ahe
would wed no other than this one heto,
this Napoleon of the forests. What did
the young smuggler care for tho threats and
monaces of Manilla? He resolved that he
would win bhe splendid ltoso of tho Mountains, and he kept his word.
She was just twenby yeara of age, and
perhaps had tired of the lonely life she had
hitherto been compelled to lead, or it may
lie that hor affections, like somo marvellous
mountain plants, were late in flowering ;
for nevor before had Rosa Manilla's heart
been atirred by that mysterious passion
which men call love. The first time she
mat the hunter she only blushed deeply,
and then turned pale, Ilo noted the sigh,
nnd theu ventured nne evening at sunset,
on returning from the forest, to place a bouquet of mountain flowers on her balcony.
lnstoad of receiving them with indifference
or merriment, aa wus hur wont, she raised
the uweot-smolliug blossoms to her lips and
kissed them with a sigh.
From that moment, Valsasaina felt ho
had conquered, and tho lovers lost no op-
S-aM-*sr*>*&-   u{��Wr,
porttinity of being together. Soon bho
neighbors began to gossip, and those who
had at lirst pitied bho girl, condemned to
to live a solitary and loveless life, with
strange inconsistency now blamed, her
severely for her disobedience to her father.
Her companions, the viliaue maidens,twgan
to experience the pangs of jealousy, for the
handsome smuggler had won other hearts
besides that of the Mountain Rose ; while
the men felt wounded bocause each imagined that in past days ahe had shown somo
preference for himself, and hated his victorious rival aocordiugly. While they had
felt that she could be the bride of none of
them, they had been resigned to their fate ;
but the Bight ot the new-comer, the adventurer, winning bhe prize ovor their heads,
was boo great a strain on their generosity
of feeling, and at last his daughter's weakness waa revealed to the ferocious And
vengeful Manilla. At first he refused to
believed the report, for already certain
young men, whose advances had been gently but firmly repulsed by the young girl,
had endeavored to calumniate her. No, ho
would not give credit to the idea that his
pure and stainless Rosa oould be enamored
ofa desperado, after having refused the offers
of io many respectable young men, any one
of whom would have made her a good and
suitablo husband. Ho either could not or
would nut entertain suoh an unlikely and
humiliating idea. Once ho mentioned tho
subject to Iub daughter who laughod merrily at the talc, and both theu turned tho
whole affair into jest and ridicule.
But one evening when Manilla passed
the border with his smuggler's sack on his
shoulders, the guard, who had hitherto
(thanks to the charms of hia daughter)
feigned not to perceive him, fired at onee,
and was near wounding the old man. The
ball pierced the bag, but hastily throwing
down hiB burden, he luckily had time to
escape. But what an awakening from his
false droam of security I He doubted no
more the tale of his daughter's disobedience,
bub with his habitual caution, he kept hia
own counsel, breathing not a word of his
auspicious to Roaa, for he wished to ascertain the bitter truth for himself, determined that when he had done ao his vengeance
���hould be swift and certain.
The two lovers, entirely engrossed hy
their passion had gradually relaxed their
habit of watchfulness, and having been bo
far fortunate in lulling the old man's suspicions, had become somewhat imprudent
and careless. To surprise them in one of
bheir stolen interviews Was therefore an
easy task for the wild old smuggler. He
informed his daughter that he Bhould be
absent on business for three days, and then
craftily returned tn the middle of the Arab
evening of his pretended absence. Rosa
and Valsaasina were supping happily together, although from long habit the latter
still kept his loaded weapon by his side,
When they least expected it, a knock wai
heard at the door.
"Ahl" oried Rosa, seized by an overpowering sense of impending misfortune,
"itis my father I"
"Open, Roaa I" oried bhe old man, "open
immediately. I am hotly pursued by the
officers 1" ,
Roaa at the same time was supplicating
her lover to hide himself* This he at first
refused to do, but at length, yielding to her
entreabies, he retired to her bedroom and
closed the door.
"At last," cried the enraged father, as he
entered the houae and looked arc und him.
Then he added, in a tone of fury, "Where
have you hidden him T"
"Hidden whom? In the fiend's name,
what do you mean?" replisd Roaa, striving
as usual to laugh the matter off, though ahe
grew as pale aa death.
"Ah 1 you think to deceive me, do you I
You will Bee���for if you love him, now la
the time to utter a prayer for his soul."
Quickly approaching the door of the chamber, he burst it open wfth one blow. But
the hunter was prepared for him. Two
shots were exchanged almoat simultaneously, and with a tearful oath Manilla fell
dead at tho feot of his young antagonist.
And thus it was that tho courageous and
devoted lover of the beautiful Roaa became
the murderer of her father, while the terrible shock had such a fearful effect upon
the sensitive soul of the daughter that reason tottered on its throne, and bhe maniac
we had watched scaling the dizzy heights
was no other than the sweet Mountain
Rose, whose bragio fate had been caused by
the selfishness of her father and the cruet
malignity and jealousy of the people among
whom her lot was cast.
Neverbheloss, as I looked ou tho aoft
eyes and pale, intelligent faeo of this humble
heroine of the mountains, I could not help
asking myself the questions, "Is Rosa
Manilla indeed bereft of leoson, or is hor
supposed madness only assumed for a
purpose? Is it certain, heyond the possibility of doubt, that hor outlawed lover
indeed lies crushed beneath the rooks at
the foot ofthe precipice? Is it the madness
of love whicli loads that poor creature up
those giddy heights, aud itrengthena
thab slight form to endure thoao almoat
superhuman toils? Or Ib it a true heroic
love which thus enables her to brave every
danger and to endure obloquy and disgrace
for the sake of that ono beloved object?"
But if the hypothesis of the death of
Valsaasina be a false one, aud her madness
only assumed, how could he possibly exist
on theae mountains, or in those forests,
during the froat and anow, and amid the
fearful tempest of Winter, without being
obliged to descend into tho valleys, and
thus expose himaelf to the danger of discovery by the ollieers of justice? But was
it indeed necessary that ho should return
to the Italian territory? Could he not
deaoend on the othor side, and under an
assumed name dwell unknown tn aome
remote village of La "La belle Suisse?"
This was certainly not impossible. The
peasantry of those parts are unscrupulous,
und Valsaasina would naturally find many
{.ocompliceaand protectors among thousand
would certainly profor a country of smugglers, who deliglitod like himself in uvadmg
the law. An abode bhorofuro in thia well-
known region would offer a more secure
refuge for suoh a character than tho great
aud well-guarded routes to Kngland and
Thoso similar considerations arose
spontaneously in my mind, bub tlio driver
and other tellers of the story ouly shook
thoir heads and laughed. For them Roaa
Manilla continued to bo the mad woman of
the mountains,and her lover a crushed form
long buried beneath bho rock*-,
Thab same Winter such enormous quantities of snow fell from the mountains that
the whole region greatly suffered, and many
fatal disasters occurred. Among thu latter,
the cottage of Rosa Manilla waa buried
benoath a falling avalanche. It was generally supposed fiat she was absent from
home at the timo of the catastrophe. Bub
when the snow waa at length removed, and
the mystery solved, two bodies were
discovered beneath the ruins, that of the
poor girl and that of a man still young,
whom ahe held in a laat paasionato embrace.
Betting on the Rain.
AtCaloubtaand Bombay, when a rain-
cloud croaBCB bho aky, thore is a rush for a
rain gambling establishment, and large
amounts of monoy are dopoBited in wagera.
Tho bota arc mado as to whether or nob
tho rainfall will exceed a certain fixed
quantity. The natives show frantic excitement, and indulge in wild gesticulations
and 11.11xi.1iiN speech from the time the rain-
cloud appears until tho result is known.
Mnst of bho gambling is dono by men who
form ft "laBs by themselves,
AftftITT  THF HHINP I *������������-*-���-"��� **dding one ounce ginger as the sirup
i\DV\) 1   111L IIU IML.       f hoih 1Wi c0l,0I.ml qiurler two poun,jaof
Keep the Leaves Clean.
Oue of the difficulties in the cultivation
of plants in a sitting room is that tbe dry
air aud dust tend to clog the puree of the
leaves. Deprived ofthe rain which would
naturally cleanse them, and not often
watered with a rose pot or syringe, bhe
plants kept in a room are apt gradually to
loae their health and look miserable,if they
do not altogether die. The beat remedy
*'nr this ia the regular uso of a small piece
of soft old sponge with slightly warm
water, and if a little soft soap iB added, all
tho better. Especially is this necessary in
the winter, when dust is rife, and as
"blight"is then ab its weakest point a
thorough cleansing during the cold months
will result in freedom from it during the
summer. Practice and delicate handling
are needed for success. Some plants are
much easier to sponge thau others. Amongst
these may be mentioned the India-rubber
Slant, and also amall specimens of palms,
otli of which need frequent washings when
grown in a room. Orange trees and many
other plants exude a kind of sticky, essential oil, whioh catches the duab ; they,
therefore, requite special attention. Aspidistras and inany other plants need
sponging ofteu to keep them in health ; In
faot, all plants with evergreen foliage, and
others which will bear it, are strengthened and improved by tho free use of the
Kerosene In Washing.
Directly aftor breakfast the boiler is put
over tho stove with one pail of water, half
a cake of hard soap shaved fine, and two
tablespoonfuls ot kerosene. Let this como
to a boil and add two or three pailfuls of
water as may bo required and
put in tho cleanest olothes dry ;
let thom come to a boil and remain over
the fire twenty minutes. Take them out
and put in the towels and other things and
eave them in the aame way. Pour enough
water over the clothes in the tub to cool
them sufficiently to enable one to wring
them out of the Bitda, and put them at once
in the rinsing water whioh has beon blued
and made ready for them. After standing
a short time, the olothes may be wrung out
and are ready for tho line. Nothing need be
rubbed unless a collar or wriat band may be
the better for it. Some very particular
persons pub the clothes in a tub before
rinsing and pour boiling water over them,
letting them stand in it until cool enough
to handle before wringing them out to bo
Colored olothes are washed out of the
suds, after the white ones have been disposed of. In using keroaene, the only
skiU required is to use the right amount of
it, a.tablespoonful to a pail of water
being about the right quantity, and a littio
practice Boon teaches one how to manage.
Putting the clothes in the boiler dry aavea
time and labor and answers every
Useful Recipes
Anderson -Jelly Roll.���Uso one-half cup
of flour, one-half cup of sugar, one-half teaspoonful of cream-tarter and one-fourth
teaspoonful of soda and two eggs. Bake In
a thin sheet and spread while warm with
jelly j it may be served with whipped
Carrots and Beets,���Scrape carrots, wash
and out into dice together with an onion,
put into a saucepan in boiling water and
cook until tender ; drain and set back.
Have a pint of boiling milk in a small
saucepan, season with salt and pepper ;
rub together ono tablesponntul of flour and
one of nutter and stir into the boiling milk ;
when it boils up pour over the carrots.
Wash beets carefully bo as not to break
skin, cook uutil tender, pare and cut
nto dice. Season with salt and pepper
and a generous bit of butttr, stir together
until very hot, bhen serve.
Mangoes���Got small, green muskmelons
or cantaloupes. Cut a amall aquare from
the Bide of each and with a teaspoon scrape
out all the seeds. Make a brine of one
pint of aalt to a gallon of water. Cover the
mangoes with it while they boil. Let them
stand two days, then drain and stuff with
the following mixture : Two quarts of
chopped cabbage, cup of white mustard
seed, three tablespoonfuls of celery seed
two tablespoonfuls of Bait, half a cupful of
grated horseradish. Fill each mango with
this mixture end into each put an onion
and a small cuaumber. Place tho square
back, tie together and pour boiling vinegar over them. Use a bit of alum in bhe
Cream Sponge Cake���Thia is a familiar
reoipe to old housekeepers but is repeated
for the benefit of beginners. Break two
two eggs into a cup and fill up with sweet
cream, onc cup of sugar, one and a half
cups of flour, two teaspoonfuls of baking
Tomato Jolly For Salads.���Pool and stew
eight* medium sized tomatoes. Melt ono
quarter of a box of gelatine in a quarter of
a cup of wator and add to the tomato which
has been rubbed through a strainer and
seasoned with salt and peppor. Pour into
a mould and sob on ice to harden, When
cold garnish with crisp lottuic leaves and
pour over all a mayonnaise dressing.
Fried Apples,���Select large rather tart
apples, wash and slice them across without
pooling. Have the Blices about half an inch
thick, ffave a tablespoonfnl of butter hot
in a saucepan and lay tho slices in to
brown. If a swaot sauce is liked sprinkle
on a little sugar nnd cinnamon before turning the slices. Another way is to brown
them in hot aalt pork fat without sweetening,
Apple Pudding, No, 1.��� 'Juok a pint of
coarse Indian meal in two quarts of rioh
milk till it thickens. Take it from tho
firo, stir in a quart of cold milk, two-
thirds of a cupful of sugar, two tablespoon*
fula of white llour.a quart of finely chopped
tarb apples and bwo teaspoonfuls nf cinnamon. Pour into a deep pudding dish and
bake slowly for throe hours stirring often
during tho first hour. It ia best cooked
sitting in a shallow pan of water. Serve
With or without liquid sauce.
Applo Pudding, No. 2,��� Peal, alice and
stow in a little water till aoft enough to
mash, six medium tartap plea. Into bho
sauce which tliey make stir a large tablespoonful of butter, three of sugar, and the
juice and grated yellow rind of a lemon.
Stir two tablespoonsfuls of flour into two
oupfuls of greatcd bread crumbs, mix thia
with tho apples, and then stir in two well-
beaten eggB. If the mixture ia too thick,
add a few spoonfuls of water, Turn into a
buttered pudding dish, and bako for forty
minutea.   Serve with hard sauce.
Applo Manioca Pudding��� Dissolve four
tableBpoonfulB of manioca in a quart of
water, and in a farina kettle over the fire
Btir till it thickens. When it cools, stir in
two eggs beaten together with a tablespoon
of butter, sweetening to taato. In tho
bottom nl ft pudding dish place a layer of
stowed and sweetened eighths of apples,
flavor with lemon, pour over the manioca
and bake.
Applo Ginger.���Boil to a thick sirup two
pounds of white sugar with three half-pints
quarter two poun1
bard apples. Soak iu cold water live minutes
then boil in the sirup until they are trans*
parei-t,cooking8o gemly that they will not
break. Rsmuie the apples tn & deep dish
and pour over them the eirup.
Apple Compole.-*-Hoil onu part of sugar
and..two of water for a few minutes, then
simmer in the sirup amall apples, pared
and cored. When tender remove to a dish
and boil the sirup down to ono*lhird the
original quantity. Pour over the apples
Serve cold wilh cream.'
Applo Cream.���Boil whole apples unti
soft; preaa through a sieve and add
generous quantity of white sugar and the
juice of one lomon. Beat egg whites to a
stiff froth, add to tha apples, beat all
until white and servo'on glass duliea.
Farmer-tor Holland ami Kfltflum flapper!
FamlUe* oa two orllirt-f* Acres.
Farming in the low countries of Holland
and Belgium is an interesting study, writes
a correspondent. To know that a country
no larger than four Ontario countioa contains 6,000,000 of peoplo who livo chiefly
by agriculture ia interesting, bub to aeo the
little nooks and odd-shaped corners of laud
that pass for farms in Belgium is to doubt
one's own eyes. Tho smallest farm lands of
Continental Kurope are those of Belgium.
As one passes into Holland the farms may
be seen to increase in size until the Dutch
province of Frit-stand is reached where
cattle raising ia tho chief pursuit. 7 here
the flat grazing lands afford plenty of range
for the herds of sleek black and white spotted buttermskers which are famous tho
world over.
In Belgium the produce of every faint ia
varied. A three-cornered piece of land
containing about two acres and hemmed
by ditches filled with water is the size and
situation of a typical Belgium farm. As
small as ib is, ib will contain a patch of
wheat or rye, and another of barley; another fair portion of it grows potatoes. A
row of cabbage grow all around on thu
���doping sides of tho ditches with a row of
onions just inaide leaving bare walking
room botwoen them and the grain. Tho
rest of the tillable aoil is planted with
either for substantial food for the farmer's
own table or a better priced product for
other men's tables. For shade, ornament
and profit, a row of fruib trees, mostly
pears, surround his house. There are no
yards or stable lots because they are not
needed and besides every inoh of ground
must produce.
I have wondered how these littio spots
of ground could bo mado to furnish enough
to feed and clothe a farmer and his family
of seven or eight ohildren. I askod the
farmer in Elandera how he could manage
to support himaelf with two acrea of ground.
"I had the same crop lost year," ho said,
"and I had barley and onions and cabbage
to sell after soiling my early vegetables.
Then I had a few hogs, aome chickens and
eggs to send to market."
I had not thought of live stock on tho
placo but he showed me whero ho kept his
hogs and chickens and eggs. Iu a baok
room under the same square tiled roof with
himself were six fine porkers. It waa a
olean and comfortable placo for them, too,
notwithstanding a score of chickens lived
in the same room with thom. I know he
did not have a horae. There was not room
enough on the placo for onc of my liltle
bronchos, not to speak of bho big Belgian
draft horses which pull the enormously big
trucks in Antwerp and Brussels, Iu ono
corner of this room, which waa his stable,
two good sized dogs wero chained to a
kenuel. They werecommon looking enough,
bub as dear to him, no doubt, aa my horses
are to me. These were a couple of the
famous Flemish trekhonden and served him
as horses do farmera in Canada.
of Belgium and South Holland ono may aee
on the highways and in the Btreeta of every
village aud oity. They seem to be a mongrel
breed with all sorts of strains among them.
They draw those heavy little two wheeled
wagons loaded with everything, with milk,
witli vegetables, with lumber and some*
times one may aee two or three of theae
dogs rattling along over the paved country
roads with three or four perilous in the cart
behind them. They are cheaper thm
horses and I believe this Flemish farmer
when he said that with his two good dogs
he did not need a horse.
Suoh doga, he Baid, would bring CO francs
in bhe Sunday morning dog market in Antwerp. In Zealand, which forms that portion of Holland with ita low Bandy soil,
lying on both Bides of the mouth of tho
rivor Sehelde, dogs are not tho only draught
animals.   There I have soen
driven between the shafts of earts. Horses,
howovor, are used more on the farms there
than in Belgium. Tho farma aro larger
but tho soil is not bhe bost excopb for
As horses are uaed on but fow Belgian
farms, so are plows scarce articles there.
What plows are used are primitive things,
made of wood with an iron sharo for turn*
ing tho soil, The cultivator is of course
unknown either in Belgium or Holland.
Ad to other improved farming implement*,
there ib no place for them. Tho spade,
the hoe and the reaping hook are their
Tlie fanners of Belgium and Holland
work harder than tho farmers do in our
country because of the lack of labor saving
implements. Thoy practiso pinching economy alt tho year round, and from tho little
two-acre fanners of Belgium to the cattle
growers of Frlosland all lay by a few cents
il not more to steadily increusn tho family
THE   FINEST 81**01 HBit   OV     KKW/.lA&A***I>
(.alheri-d fr mm Yarlona Palais From lhe
Allnullr io |he Parlflr.
Meaford has an astronomical society.
Schomberg would like to be a police village.
A new school has been opened in Winnipeg.
A pig at tho Ottawa fair weighed l,07o
The C. P. K. exhibition car is going to New
York State.
Ottawa will have a winter carnival opening Jan. 15.
More than 500 horsee were entered at the
Brampton fair.
The skeleton of an infant has boen found
at Owen Sound.
There was a poor yield of honey in Perth
County this year.
Dr Lumley is tho president of tho ncw
"(Jlencoo Club."
A number of dairy stations ar-u to bo located iu Manitoba,
Whilo iu Brockville (Jon, Booth secured
S40!* for tho Army.
Moaford will vote as to a watcrworkH
aystorn ne.\i month.
Tho market price of British Columbia 0
per cents, is now 140.
(Evangelist Horner aot $600 for two
weeks' work at Cliostorvillo.
Tho scaling season this yoar has beou one
of tho beat on record.
A vocophone band is to bo organized in
the villagoof Wollesloy.
Fifty aorea of po ib yielded W) bushols on
a Bruce County farm.
The now Methodlit ohurch at New Lowell
has just been dedicated.
James finlay, St. Thomas, has fallen
heir to ��300,000 sterling.
Camp MoKinuey, li, C, peoplo uto petitioning fora post ollice.
It is said that the C. P. K. ollioo staff at
Vancouver will be reduced.
St. Andrew's church. Belleville, will bo
robuilt at a cost of ��30,000.
A new German settlement is to be established noar Stonewall, Man.
A Newmarkob man recently alcpt sixty-
three hours without wakina*.
A new Preabytcrian church is building at
Kettle Kiver, Grand Prairie,
Tho groBs debt of this Dominion has now
reaohed the sum of 8310,100,727.
Good coal is selling in the Edmonton district for 60 cents a waggon load.
The Vancouver Knights of Pythias will
build a hall for their exclusive uae.
A now company will o, erate the Penning.
ton-Baker seating works at Dundas.
George Griffin, of Perth, recently killed
a 300-pound boar in thab  neighborhood.
Tuberculosis haa brokon out among tho
eattlo in Kent county, near Chatham,
Rev. Geo. Flower, of Guelph, ia the new
pastor of the Christian churoh, London.
It cost the city of Winnipeg $15,000 to
Btainp out last year's smallpox outbreak.
Thero are moro modical students at
Queen's University this term than ever before.
Mr. Masters, a British veteran, died in
the Homo for Incurables, Winnipeg, last
It took eight men and a pair of dogs to
tnke a coon ab Thompsonville, tho other
Roderick McKenzie, of Brandon, Man.,
formerly of Onbario, raceotly attempted
Tho mission boxes of the Gloncoe Presbyterian ohurch wore recently rilled of their
A genuine carp weighing five pounds was
caught iu tho Niagara River at Lowiaton
last week.
L, Q. Jarvis, London, haa been appointed Superintendent of the Agricultural
College at Guelph.
The Megautic branch railway in Beauco
county, Quoboo, was opened on Thursday
at St. EveriBt
A Goderich lady has a dahlia 4 inches In
diameter, 2\ inches deep, of exquisite tint
and beauty.
A stock company, known as thu Oxford
Horse Breeding Association,has been organized at Woodstock.
Michael Montague,formerly of Kingaton,
waa killed at Buffalo, having been blown
from tho top of a oar.
A Watford man brought a pair of sand
hill craneB from Winnipeg four feot high
and broken to harnm-s,
A private trial of the Hamilton aud
Grimsby Electric Railway has been mado
with satisfactory results,
A special train containing V.)2 Chinamen
passed through Wh.nipcg lust week. They
are on their way to China.
Tho Grand Trunk elevators at Surnia are
blocked with grain, and there aro no cars
available to relievo tho glut.
At the Brautford P'jlicu Court last work
a man waa fined *?2.r* and costs formalicjoiisly
shooting a St. Bernard dog.
Tho St. ThomaB street railway has boon
taken over by new proprietors, and an improved service is promised.
Grundy,tho ox-deputy registrar of Peter-
born', has gone to Chicago to tako a cuiirt-o
in the Moody Biblo Institute,
The oxpenao to bo borne by London and
:ounty in connection witb thc juries for
tho Middlesex Fall Assizes is $1,478 40.
Guelph citi/ens aro trying tn subscribe
$20,001) towards establishing a rolling mill
for tho manufacture of iron Irom scrap.
An effort is being mado to reform the
Kent constahula-'y and the appointment of
a salaried high conatablo jb recommended.
In a Woodstock barber shop thero is a
beautiful specimen of tlio ilo rie it Itu raj
family in thu nhnpo of a flowering maple,
about six foot high aud in bloom.
The Manitoba Provincial Government has
taken over the affairs of the town of Morris,
Thtnugh mismanagement and extravagance
the imloblodnesa of the town exceeds its
assessed value.
Found at Last.
Inventor��� *��� I've   hit  a   money-making
thing at last.    Tho preachors will go crazy
over it, and it will sell like hob cakes.    It's
a church contribution box."
Friend���" What good is that?"
Inventor���" It's a triumph.    Tho coins
fall through slots  of different sizes, and all
dollars, halves, quarters,  and dimes, land
on volvot; bib  bho nickels,  and   pouuicR,
drop on to a Chiuoso gong."
The First Marital Kiss.
If, as seems to bo tho case, it is to be
considered the correct thing for bride and
bridegroom to exchango thoir first marital
kiss at the altar, it would be a wiso tliii.,*
to unnounca the fact throughout tho papers
beforehand, along with tho number of at*
tentlauta, liat of presents, Ac. That would
at least prepare the wedding friends for this
very beautiful observance. At a largely
attended wedding h*-t week, when thu
bridegroom ab tho conclusion of tho ceremony kissed his bride, from all quarters of
tho crowded church oame a snicker, which
waa the more surprising on account of tho
well-bred looks of the gathering. On another occasion the brido herself was taken
by nurpriso and started back in alarm when
her newly made husband wished to enter
upon bin lately acquired privileges on bho
How It Works.
Prison Superintendent-���** Here's a lot ot
official documents showing that tho man
who haa lieen iu coll 00 for the laat ton
yoars has been found innocent cf tho crime
for which ho was convicted."
Assistant���" Hum I What's tobe done
Superintendent���*- Kick him out." THE WEEKLY NEWS, DECEMBER 4. ��894*
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"The gods help those fho help themselves."
Those who sit like bnmps on a log,
should at least keep their mouths shut,
while others are displaying some public
When the committee comes around for
your subscription to the Cemetery give
them an encouraging word and a little
We need a jail badly. What has become of the appropriation of a Siooo last
year for this purpose? For a class of
small offenders a lock-up is essential.
To take them to Coniox jail nine miles
away entails a large expense which the
culprits if lined are unable to pay. And
when it is considered that this is a town
of fully 1500 souls and without a lock-up
the urgent necessity for prompt action
becomes at once apparent.
It looks very much now, from all the
information we can gather, that building
will be continued through the winter, suspended temporarily now and then by the
inclemency of the weather. But in the
spring the improvements will go on faster than ever. Messrs. Grant & Mounce
are putting in a new planer and machinery to the amount of several thousand
dollars and will be fully prepared for the
building season in the spring.
We hear some mutterings about the
post office being so out of the way, and
the way to it being so muddy. Well, it
takes time to get everything as we would
like. It is recognized that there will have
to be a change; but is thought it would
Ik better to wait until incorporation of
the town. That should come next year.
Itut we want the Government to do certain things lirst, which afterwards they
���night not do.
There is quite enough of competition
in Union. We do not think it is wise to
encourage a multiplicity of stores and
���.hops carrying tne same line of goods.
Of general stores and jeweler shops we
have an abundance. As the town grows,
stores carrying special lines will naturally
be established. A good tin and metal
worker would dn well here. So would a
saddle and harness shop. A good stock
should be carried. Thousands of dollars
are sent out of the district every year for
these goods which ought to be kept at
The melancholy days have come the
saddest of the year, and with them the
mud. Its awfully disagreeable, and in
addition to that very damaging to wearing apparel. Doubtless the actual loss
to our people between now and the dry
period of next summer would if it could
be actualy estimated be a very large sum
sufficient to pay several times over the
cost of putting-down a serviceable plank
sidewalk. Why then should**wc suffer a
loss which can be easily avoided? The
merchants and hotel keepers are the
heaviest losers; but the miners have to
trudge through it twice a day, and all are
more or less injured and inconvenienced.
Let thc class most interested make a
move, and we feet quite sure there will
be ready and willing assistance from all.
There are none who cannot afford a dollar and those most benefited should do
What a blessing to the pedestrians a
sidewalk would be. There would be a
larger attendance on Sundays and the
ministers should organize a crusade a-
gainst the mud. All classes of entertainments would flourish with new sidewalks.
The town would be more presentable to
strangers, and more agreeable to ourselves. Down with the mud and up with
the sidewalks!
Shall we have a write up? Other parts
of the country do not hesitate to advertise their advantages, and this is done
generally by a "wrile up " published in
some widely circulated journal. The result is that most places, though possessed of far less attractions than this district, and being of far less importance,
are better known, and as a result have a
denser population. The question therefore arises, why should we hide our light
under a bushel? We have beyond question the most prosperous section in the
province. Our coal measures are the
best in quality and tbe largest m quantity, our timber limits of unsurpassed excellence, our cultivated farms yield the
most profits, and only the resounding ue
of the settler requires to be heard to
transform much of our forests into farms
of matchless fertility. I nstead of having
only a sparse population this region
ought to be the most thickly settled portion of the island, and some day it wil]
be. The sooner our natural resources
are developed the better for us all. No
doubt the world will someday find this out,
but if we would realize in the near future
what wilt otherwise be many years in
coming we must do something in the way
of advertising. The editor of this paper
has offered to furnish a write up of the
district free, with photographs, to the
Western World, an illustrated monthly,
published at Winnipeg, which is the best
medium he knows of, to secure a wide
publicity. The Western World is a
bright, instructive and valuable monthly
and the exponent of the achievements
enterprise and progressive life of the
Canadian territory between Lake Superior and the Pacific Coast. It started a-
bout two years ago with a circulation of
25000, which has been largely increased
since. Several thousand copies are distributed through the agency of the Canadian Pacific Railway Irom St. Johns, N.
II., to Vancouver, also throughout the
entire Northwest and in Great Britain.
The expense of illustrations is heavy,
and the management would not feel justified in publishing such nn article with
illustrations unless suitable encouragement is given. Mr. D. Todd Lees, representing The Western World will arrive on next Wednesday's steamer and
consult our citizens upon the subject.
He will not ask for a definite sum of
money to be raised to ensure Ihe publication ofthe " write up " with illustrations,
as is often done; but wilt expect to obtain
sufficient patronage for his monthly to
justify the necessary outlay. This seems
reasonable enough. The magazine
would be a welcome visitor in every
house; and as its subscription price is
only $1.00 per annum, it certainly is
within the reach of all.
TENDERS will be received for the purchase of the Hetherington farm, being
Lot 107 on the official map of Comox,
containing about 200 acres more or less.
One hundred and ten acres are under
cultivation and well fenced, with buildings and orchard. Coal rights included
Also about 200 .teres of bush land adjoining. Parties tendering will specify
whether for the whole 400 acres or for
the cleared land only.
Tenders to be mailed to John Mundell,
Sandwick, P. O. till the 31st of December next.
By order of the Executors.
or Lady to travel renreeenting eatabliihed. reliable house. Salary $65 monthly and travel*
log eipentet, With increase if suited. Enclose
reference and self addressed atamped envelope.
317 Omaha Bol Id lag, Chicago.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time Table   No.  21,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Thursday Nov. lat, 1804.   Trains run
on Pacific Standard Tim*.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Return Ticket* will be Iiwuod between all
poiatt for a fare aad a quarter, good for re-
tsra aot later than Monday.
Iteturn Tickr ta for tin and a half ordinary
(are may be pun-hated dally to all points,
good for aeven days, including day of Inue.
No Return Tlokete issued for a far* and a
quarter whore th* single far* Is twenty-fire
Through rale* betwoen Victoria and Comox.
Mileage and Commutation Ticket* ean be ob*
Ulnad on application to Ticket Agent, Victoria
Duncan's and Wellington Stations.
President. Qeal Supt
���Ben. Freight and Paasenner Art,
The leading hotel in Oomox district.
Kew and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting 'and fishing close
to town. Tourists ean depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
ehoicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
We supply the best of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays Wednesdays
and Fridaysandat Union
every week day.
wedding cakes a Speciality.
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-    PLANTS.
Tulips, nyacintha, Crocuses, Daffodils, and
Llllim now randy for plant in-.-.
Largoatid complete atock of one and two-
year-old amall fruit plant* and trees.
Fine assort mom of two snd three-year old
Apple, Pear. Plum, Prune, Cherry and Apricot
trj-en. Buy your ato-ck of first hands. Notrav-
ellingaaents.no gooda nn 00m mission. Kati-
mntf-s given on your lint, bond for catatogue
befor* ordurlng.   Address.
8.Tiii.        Mt Pie-wan* P.O., Vancourer, &C*
The partnership heretofore existing be*
tween Ed. Wood and the undersigned,
D. Kilpatrick, in the livery and teaming
business at Union has been desolved.
The business will be continued by Mr.
D. Kilpatrick in his own name, who will
settle all just claims against said firm and
to whom all bills due said firm must be
D. Kilpatrick.
Union, B. C. Nov. 20.1894.
TENDERS will be received by the nn*
del-signed on or before the Pint day of
December, 1891, for the purchase of the
Stook ot Ju. Abrams, Union, B. C, con-
sfstbg of i���Gents' Fu-niabiags, Boot* aad
Shoe*, Etc. For list of Stock and forth*?
particnlsra apply to the aadu-sigMd at
Union, B. C.
Assignee of Jan** Abrams.
Nanaimo, B. C,
Solicitors for AssigB**.
November 3rd, 1894.
AMsWuiknt Act 1891 and Auuduint*.
NOTICE is hereby given that a Court
of Revision and Appeal under tbe
Assessment Act, will be held in th* Conrt
House, Comox, on Wednesday, Dee-ember
5th at the hour of 2 p. m.
Comox, B. C. (By order)
Oct. 18th, 1694. W. R Anderson,
A sitting of th* County Conrt of Nanaimo
will be holden in the Conrt  House Comox,
on Wednesday ths 5th  December,   at  tbe
hour of thr** o'olook fn the afternoon,
M. Bray,
Mr. F. W, Robbins holds my power of
attorney during my absence in the East.
992m Thos. H. Piercy.
I hereby give notice that I shall at the
next eitting of the Licensing Conrt to be
holden at Oomox, make application for a
traualer of my lieen** to William Sharp for
permission to ��ell intoxicating liquor by
retail on the premises known a* th* Riverside Hotel, Courtenay.
Dated at Comox J. J. Grant.
this 9th day of By his attorney
Nov. 1894, Robt Grant
Mr. Geo. Roe, customs officer has
authority to collect all debts due me, and
receipt therefor. Persons are retjnested
to make payments to him, or lo my broth*
er, Mr. Robert Grant, at Union.
99am J. J, Grant.
All persons driving over the wharf or
bridges in Comox district faster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
T. D. McLean
"O-ITIOIT, B. c.
Yarwood & Young,
Barristers, Solicitors,. Ac. Office Cer.
Baston and Commercial -St, Nanaimo, B. C
R. B. Anderson,
Practical Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals and
Gunsmithiiig and Tin   Work
Sine-wall Building.
Co***ox, B. 0.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
During the Fall and Winter
months I will attend to job* for
farmers and others of inside
painting, papering, etc., at quite
reasonable rates. Any word
left at The News Office will receive prompt attention.
vhioh, a. c.
uot.a.*r vr ���p-cr-Biu:'***,
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance,
-HfilL   E3TJi.T*S���
^6\ General Teaming
ia?   and
When in Union Drop
in and see us. We
carry a full stock of
Drugs and Stationery.
Family Receipts our specialty.
Orders accompanied with cash
will receive our prompt attention
Union, B. C.
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Grant & L. Mounce, Proprs.
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
AU Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
Christmas Comes Rut Once A YOB*
As this gay and festivr season comes around the question naturally arises "What
shall I give my several friends as Xmas presents this year?" Now that's the point exactly where we come in and help you���We are here to give you suggestion and with
the immense . variety we are showing this season it is an utter imposibility to not get
"Just the very thing you wanted". Ofcourse you will���in confidence���let us know if it's
for your Mother, Father, Sister, or Brother or someone else's Sister or Brother���it
makes it so much easier then for us to show just the right article.
Kindly call   anyhow and   have a look at the    gorgeous display on our Xmas tables.
40 Commercial 8t, Nanaimo,  B. C.
Cumberland Meat Met
all jr-xt-ma or
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
X Housl
This Magnificent  Hotel  Building
Will be Opened tor the Reception ot Guests July l.
Fines.*. Appointments.
Best Table, splendid Sample
Rooms   and  Reasonable   Rates.
1, Lindsay, Lessee.
k Kilpatrick.
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish Sty-
ish Rigs at Reasonable Rates
Give them a call
Funeral Directors and Emralmers
Graduates of the Oriental. Kursk*,
and United Mutes Colleges of Km-
bslmiLg ��� -.
Nanaimo, II. C.
Riverside Hotel
��. Sharp,  Proprietor
Tbe Hotel is one of the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox,
Trcut aie plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied with the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects with all
Steamers,   Terms moderate
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will nil as foilowi
and frolKht mar offer
Loavo Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
"  Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a, na
Leave Comox for Nanaimo, Fridays, 7a.m.
" Nanaimo for Viotoria Saturdey, 7 a.m
Leave for Valdes Island once each month
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street
Stage and Livery,
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
.'.  Teaming Promptly Done, .'.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
         MANUrACTUMER Of        ���
Sar.aparalla, Champagne Older, Iron Phosphates suid Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of  Lager Boer, Steam Beer and Porter.
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
0. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public, Conveyancing
in all its branches. Office Comer-
cial St, Nanaimo.
Society    Cards
I. O. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. 0. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R
Courtenay a C.
Lodge meets on tvtry Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visi'.ing Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
R, S. McConnell,
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon,at 8 p. m. -.1 Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to at*
John Bind
K. R.S.
CO. O.F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. too, C. 0.
O, F, meet in the nld North Comox
school house every second Monday at S
p. m. Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
McKenzie & McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmiths.
Bring on Your Work,
Nanaimo  Saw Mill
Sash and Door Factory
A Baslam, Prop. Hill St., PO Box IS, Tel, l>
Nanaimo a. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,    While   Pine,     Kedwotd.
All orders accompanied withCASii prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Estelt
Harbor and ontsidt towing done M reason
able rates.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor. Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street     ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a superior article for the same money?
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Hanalmo
Dealer in Bicycles. Agent for Brai.t-
ford Bicycle Co., H. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Beaston, Humber,
Kudge, New Howe and Whitworth. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
G. B. Leighton
At Um Bay, Oomox, X. 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
J. A. Cathew
-S-XTXO-6T, 33. O.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Carmey Chemist,
Pare Drugs Chemicals and Patent
Physlcans Presolptlons and all orders filled
with ears aad dispatch. P. O. box It
Iron Bedstead^
These goods are sold by
Grant & McGregor.


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