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G. A. McBain A\ Co.
Beal Estate Brebn
Nanaimo, B. C
G. A. McBain 4 Co*   **-**'
Beat Iststi Bnkirr
Nanaimo, B. C.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Thos. G. Morgan,
None but the best
quality and moat
la.hlonable gooda
kept In Btock.-
Fashionable Tailor
WlUlem'e Bloclc.
���UNION, B. C.
Union Meat
' "''"meats al-   111 11 V-ll f��f ���" Fish
ways on hand.  ���**-������**����������� ���***��/!<��� Weekly,
Vegetables  etc.
Ey     Vessels   supplied on the shortest notice.     **"��"*"
Simon   Leiser,   Prop.
Leiser's Union Store.
GREATER*!        ���  .GRANDER!
Our Xmas Stock of 1894 surpasses anything
ever before shown in Union.   Our Store is a
Veritable    Bazaar   There   is   nothing
cannot get.
Wc are showing an immense stock of Dolls,
Toys of all kinds, Plush Goods, Celluloid
Goods, Knit Goods, Blankets, Comforters,
Rubber Goods, Fancy Lamps, Glassware, and
numerous other things which through want of
space we cannot mention.
Another Case of useful and Fancy Articles in
Silverware to hand, direct from the noted
manufacturers,  Simpson,  Hall, Miller & Co.
I     Special Bargains in Gent's Clothing. Etc.
I     Great Bargains in our House Furnishing Dep't.
*S     We are sole agents for Master Machanic Soap, Miners and
Puddlers   Tobacco  and    Upton's  Celebrated  Ceylon   and
Indian Teas.
Simon Leiser, Prop.
���at xrrN-ioir���
DR    OURRY of Nanaimo will loon
���   , , .    ho  prepared (o per*
form Satisfactory nnd fl rat cImi work In ovory
Uti'mrUiH'liluf .-'���ut'HLry.
���my immbor of T.ieth removed Witlio t
P'in or uiii'lfiLsniit eife-'iH and without tbo
im! uf Ktlior or Chloroform.
Full find partial note of ArtiJMa] Teeth
ean bn Hi arted ratiofiietorily at once aft' r
tiMnicii n.
Filling and Treatment of the
Natural Teeth a specially.
Crown mid Bridge Work and all other op*
en-lions performed-In ihu moat nu.ufactory
iintiiner. ��
*f-irl>onotmtMihiiop���rt*wityof hav njr your
���J'cnlh attendod to If not eiiconrH|-**d imltto-
i<!i-llyhy your patrouitgo, Dr. Curry will aot
visit Union again.
T'eraom 1-oquIrlng hla services please can
wn linut delay hj hla time is limited.
NOTE.-Dk. Curry will "boat ihe Cum
heriftnri House for two weeka, comtDenclnft
(Iaa. 17 th.
E, Merman,
Wil! be in Union every,
month wtth a large stock of
Jewelry. Watches, Diamonds,
and Silverware.
Watch repairing a specialty.
McPlfee & Moore
GESIraL X Merchants
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A Full  Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
��� A��fD
Grant & McGregor Props
Ice Cream Parlors.
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery ajt$d Books,
���FE,TJIT A.S*PEJOiAli|hr,.
Imported and. Domestic Cigari.   Briar and Meershaum  Goods.
The Abore Stem Adjoin, When Everything of the Best in their ^tespective
lines will be found. f
A. IK Mclntyre, Prop;
Bon Ton Restaurant,
JO. H. Fechner & Co., Prop's.
IVIeals at all flours
���A.T  THB���
New Walk along the Shop to Hall Door.
Prices:-10c. 15c and 25c.      21 Meals for $500.
All accounts due the lite firm of Wood
and Kilpatrick must be paid to me within
the next 30 davs tor-save co*,ts.
D. Kilpatrick.
We hereby give notice that at the sitting of a special Licensing Court to be
held at Cumberland, Nelson District, II.
C. on the 31st day of January 1895, we in
tend to m ike application for a temporary
license to soil by ret iii intoxicating liquors on the premises to be hereafter
known as the Delmoiiico Hotel, situated
on lot II, block 2 on Dunsmuir Ave. in
the townsite of Cumberland, Nelson District, Piovicncc nf li. C.
Dickson and Co.,
per L. W. Fauquier, Agent.
1 hereby give notice that a special
meeting of the Licensing Court for the
granting of retail Liquor Licenses will be
held at Louis W. Fauquier's office in
Cumberland, IS. C. on the 31st day of
January 1895.
Elijah Sinithurst
Prov. Constable.
A drunken braggart made binsetf
offensive tn a number of gentlemen onc
evening at the Cumberland last week.
Gentlemen had to use physical force to
defend themselves from his attacks. We
would publish his name if wc hnd it. Of
course the hotel was the greatest sufferer
from his presence, .Such scenes arc like-
lv to occur any time and whether in a
public house or on the street there is no
protection. There is no lockup in the
place and it is said that if a team is hired
and the offending party is laken over 10
Comox, a distance of nine miles lime is
growling at the expense. There is only
one thing to do and thut is to present*
order ai:d enforce the law. We should
have some pretty sharp things to say
about thc provincial officer stationed
here, but ifthe authorities will provide
no lock-up, and he is not sustained, then
what is he to dp? However, let every
one whose peace is disturbed make formal complaint, and theu if the culprit is
not properly dealt with notify the government.
The entertainment in connection with
the Presbyterian Sunday School held in
(he Courtenay hall on Thursday, was
notwithstanding lhe weather, well attended. The ladies of the congregation and
others had made the rather crude interior
of the hall a thing of beauty. Evergreens, wreaths and arches covered thc
walls nnd adorned the platform; and that
to the children most attractive of all���the
Christmas tree planted by Messrs. Jamie-
son and Jones on the centre ofthe platform, reared ita stately head. As the*
evening was rough the children with
their parents and friends were rather
slow in gathering, but by & o'clock fully
100 had assembled. Kev. Mr, Tait ably
occupied the chair.
The children's part of the programme
was creditably gone through.
Thc temperance recitations were listened to -villi great attention and shotted
careful preparation. The judges- Mrs
E. Duncan, Messrs. Walter, Smith nnd
Mundell awarded prises to the following:-���ist John Crawford; 2nd Dora Crawford; 3rd Horace Mel'hee;; 4th Robina
Dingwall; 5th Judson Mel'hee: 61I1
Walter Crawford.
The stewards and waiting maids then
attended to the refreshments.
Recitations by Mr. Jamieson, and
songs by Messrs. Smith and McDonald,
were given in real professional style and
were loudly encored.
Santa Claus then appealedand although
rather late in the season wus lacking
neither in good looks nor good things.
He was hailed with a song from the
children, and then out of his abundance
brought forth things, new und old, to thc
evident enjoyment of all present.
Hie ladies would take tlm opportunity
of thanking all for the help given, especially Mr. Johnston for his kindness in
placing his house al their disposal fpj the
preparation ofthe refreshments.
Wanted- For Union and Comox Dist.
Hospital a certificated fema'e nurse, also
one female |n>batinm-*T.
Applicants must state age, salary required, and enclose copies of lestinioiiuils
to the undersigned, not later than Wednesday, Jan. 23rd 1895.
Jas. li. McLean, Secretary.
Hox 114, Union, It. C.
Monaco-'Giiwon.���At Union, Tuesday
January the 9th Mrs. Mary Gibson
widow of the lute Robert Gibson to
Frank Monaco, both of Union, Rev.
Jno. Robson officiating.
Dfar Mr. Editor:--The following
interesting letter was sent me the other
day through the " Gerard Daily Press,'
Kansas, by one of its correspondents���
Emma Playter Seubury. That lady had
the pleasure of attending hn 'interesting
excursion which was recently given to
thc members of the Presbyterian Synod
of California when in session in Los Angeles. Kev. Mr. McKae of Nanaimo
enjoyed that delightful trip along with us.
As the letter is written bv an "Easterner1
in a somewhat racy style no doubt many
of your numerous readers would like to
see it. I therefore take the liberty of
forwarding il to you.
San Pedro, 20th Dec.        A.Fraser.
Los Angeles, Cau, Nov. 14, '94.
I have been on an excursion wtth the
Presbyterian synod of California. It is
one ol the largest in the United States
I made no pretensions to any particular
or secular sanctity, but lhey took me on
faith and probation, A canny Scotch
minister with his wife from San Pedro,
because I knew several clergymen he
knew in Canada, and more students of
the college where he graduated, stood by
me and 1 passed muster amongst them
without challenge, and got Presbyterian
rates for the excursion.
There were several hundred of us on
the excursion. The minister andhiswife
his sister, nnd perhaps his aunt, but the
male element predominated decidedly.
On the whole, they were a fine looking
lot of men. Every slate in the Union
wns represented, 1 should think, nnd so
m.inv enforced exiles from home on account of health.
The mist hung heavy over the city
early in the mam ing, but it rapidly cleared, and before we started fnr the beach
it was clear and very warm.
First the cars came with ministers
looking a liltle shame-faced that they
were not at lhe morning session, and
greeting with effusion the brother minister who had also shirked the last meeting
after a long series for a complete holiday.
Then the cars came more loaded, until
the depot platform was black with clerical
gentlemen in clerical black and iinmac-
ula'e white ties, not excluding the country ministers in rougher attire and soft
slouch hat. with grizzled beard and unkempt hair. It was 1 motley collection,
a typical western one, cosmopolitan in
variety and quality. There were only
three silk hats in the whole crowd, which
amused me a little, when 1 compared it
with what the same number would have
been in an eastern crowd.
Even one was in good spirits, everyone
made the usual undignified scramble for
scats in tbo .crowded cars. They were
suburban c*��rs, and one young American
remarked:**" 1 won't sit here; I want to
ride nn a first class car," and to the terror
of his parents he rushed out in search of
We started about half past nine and
were soon out of sight ofthe city.
The country between Los Angetes and
Redondo is a very level one. It seemed
to me as if we were going on a down
grade all the way, and were going to be
precipitated into' the fog at the other end.
The ranches are mostly very small, the
houses thickly dotting the prairie-like expanse, and the ranchers mostly depending
on small fruits, which arc much more
plentiful and cheaper here than in Santa
Barbara county,*
We reached Redondo, which is distant
about eighteen mites, in due time, and
fled Into the hotel and down the long
corridors to register.
The hotel, like all the hotels of California I have seen for the resorts, is of wood,
four stories high, is on a slight eminence,
sloping 10 the beach, and commanding a
view uf the sea that is at once enchanting
and invigorating. It has nearly 300
rooms, all with grates and steam heated
corridors, elevators, a court flooded with
sunshine and planted with flowers, where
lhe invalid can be sheltered from the in*
clement sea wind, yel live out doors, A
splendid sweep of verandas and down the
long walk tn the beach we went, through
acres of well kept grounds, literally a se.i
of flowers. There is a nursery of several
acres and green houses also attached, and
along the front are tall weeds planted
as wind breaks, like great "walls of Kansas corn" in height and thickness. The
cement wnlk along the front is over a
quarter ofa mile tong.
The beach is sheltered bv Point Vincent and Palos Verdes, and olher hills,
from storm and wind, li has a good
wharf and lhey claim the deepest water
at the per of any place south of San
Francisco. So many places do this, I
vouch for nothing.   They are all Paradise.
Fishing is good, especially ut night.
They said the fish seemed attracted by
electric lights.
A number of ships lay at anchor half
shrouded in mist, and the great walls of
surf rolled in thirty feet high, glistening
in thc sunshine like fonm rapped emerald. I did nol try the bathing, f should
want a life-line around me if I did, and
a man to haul me in nt a given signal.
It was alwayi a matter of anxiety to my
friends in Montecito lest I should get
wet when in bathing. Here I think it
would be impossible to prevent it, and I
should suggest, in spite of recommenda.
tions, that il was not a good beach for a
toward to bathe in.
The Kedrndo Hotel management entertained the synod to a splendid lunch,
The dining room -*> a most beautiful room
commanding a view of thc sea and seating three hundred guests. The high
arched ceiling, the fine panel finish, the
table decorations, lhe lunch, Ihe service,
were perfection.
Wc were thoroughly hungry, and every
one commenced ordering at once. Just
then some one started ihc doxology, and
thc five ministers at my table, looking a
little ashamed 10 have omitted or forgotten grace, diopped their menus nnd all
stood and joined in a splendid chorus of
There were the usual felicitous after
dinner speeches, two responses by ladies
in a most happy manner, any number of
anecdotes well told, and we were hurried
from the dining room to the waiting train
and whirled back to thc city, across the
city to another railway station, and away
to Pasadena, Altadenn, and thc mountains.
At Altadcmt junction we changed for
ihe electric cars of the Mount Lowe
One passes orange groves and flower
gardens, the celebrated poppy fields, and
then we enter Rubin canyon,, winding up
the mountains, ever higher and higher,
seemingly on the edge of the hillside,
overlooking precipices, catching viitai of
the valley here and there as we ascend.
At Rubin amphitheater the platform
spans the canyon at a height of sixty
feet: Below is the Hotel Rubio, beside
you the pavillion. You hear the murmur
of waterfalls in the ravines, and you are
2,200 feet above the level ofthe sea. Be*
fori vou is the Great Cable I ncline, taking
you in ten minutes to Echo Mountain,
3,500 feet above lhe sea, higher than the
Catskill hotels. This Great Cable Incline, which is so nearly perpendicular
as to make most nt us, if nnt alt, fee) a
little timid, bas had nne of the most phenomenal successes in the world as a
pleasure railroad. The leading engineers
designate it as one ofthe most wonderful
railroads in existence.
It is many times higher than the Ferris wheel, and the cars are so arranged
that we are all on a level, though the
seats are one above the other. As we
ascend the other car comes down, and
the ascent is as smooth and easy sailing
up the mountain side, to the hotels, which
are open all the vear round. The conductor delivers a stereotyped lecture on
the view and the engineering feat of the
railway-, .ind before we know it we are at
the top. The climate here is simply perfect, it is said���above the fog, and a good
sea breeze, and the most enchanting view
in the world. The San Gabriel and Los
Angeles valleys with beautiful Pasadena,
���*ihe crown ofthe valley," below, Los Angeles in the distance, nearly twenty miles
a��uv, ranches, orange groves (" Lucky
Baldwin's" ranch among the number.) the
old San Gabiiel mission, the foot hills,
the pine groves, precipices, canyons,
gorges, barley flats, mountain peaks far
above, in winter a glistening mass of
snow below, in the evening a " lake of
diamonds," with the electric lights of Los
Angeles, Pasadena and Santa Anna, and
far away, like a mirror, ihc ocean and
Caialina islands.
The Lowe Observatory is located here.
It is a 16 inch refracting telescope, and
lhe sunrises, the sunsets, the cloud effects
etc., nre veiy beautiful, always looking
over the blooming valley of thc San Gabriel, verdant in winter ns in summer.
There are bridle roads from Echo
Mountoin to Mount Lowe, 6.000 feet in
It is a favorite resort for parties who
spend the afternoon and evening on Echo
Mountain, see the sunset and sunrise, and
ride to the summit of Mount Lowe next
The view ts, of course, more extended
the higher one goes, and the paths, perfectly safe.
Fourteen snow-clad ranges can be seen
from Ihe summit, San Antonio, San Bernardino, San Jacinto, and Santiago.
You pass the Pine Forests, Oak Groves,
Grand Canyon, Millard, nnd Los Glores
Canyons in reaching Echo Mountain by
the descent.
The rates at tirst seem high, $3 for return tickets, but one should consider that
Mount Washington is $5, Pikes Peak $5,
Mount Rtgi $6, Mounts Pilattis and Vesuvius $5, and thc hotel claims to be the
cheapest mountain hotel in the world.
It is needless to say just here that I did
not go up the bridle path. To ride a
horse on a level road requires some courage, for some people, and to ride up a
mountain requires, a greater supply.
There are people, too, who have an eye
to appearances, and some figures do not
took well on horseback or on a mule's
back. I recommend this mountain trail
tn all venture-loving, imbitiousto climb
people, but I was quite content to see
what I could see 3,500 feet high, and
discretion is the better part of valor.
We came down with the glow of
the sunset over all; and it was one of
the grandest views imaginable.
There has never been an accident on
the Great Cable, and no one coming to
Los Angeles should miss the trip and the
view. Even if lhey cannot have lhe
sanctified escort ofa Presb>leri*>n synod
the view will be tht same, and the echoes
on the mountains exactly what they
choose to make them.
Our guide fired a pistol which reveber-
ated like thunder, and again a bugle call
that came back in strains of unexampled
Emma Plavter Skahi/ry.
The marriage of Miss Maude Victoria
Cliffe to Mr. John McKenzie, both of Comox, took place last Tuesday. It was
one of the most prominent marriages that
Comox has witnessed for some time.
Both of the parties were well nnd favorably known. Mr Mckenzie is of (he firm
of McKenzie & Smith, sale and feed stables, doing a good but iness at the Bay.
The bride is the second daughter of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Sam Cliffe ofthe Lome hotel,
The bridal party look carriages at the
hotel about 3.30 for the Presbyterian
church, Sandwick. A considerable number of friends had gathered, and those
who did not join the bridal party manifested their good wishes by joining in
throwing rice and other aids to good
fortune after the happy couple. Arrived
at the church the ceremony was performed by Ihe Rev. A. Tait in a felicitous but
impressive manner. Miss Ella McDonald acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Joe
Moore as. best man.
Immediately after the ceremony the
party drove back to the Lome hotel
where a sumptuous dinner awaited them.
Later the large dining hall wns cleared,
having already been appropriately decorated, and music and dancing enlivened
the hours, until morning.
The presents were quite numerous and
appropriate, many of them being useful
as well as ornamental.
Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie have gone to
housekeeping in the cottage formerly
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Wood
which had been previously elegantly
furnished by Mr. McKenzie for their use.
THE News joins their many friends
in extending them hearty congratulations.
Mr. T. D. McLean while carrying in a
bucket of coal with a sharp ax as a rider
met with a painful accident. The ax
slipped down nnd met his hand on the
bottom of the bucket culling n deep jftsh.
Mr. McLean is about now with liis arm
in a sling, but his hurt unlike a sword
wound does not entitle him to a pension.
Save time and money by getting a well
made and perfect fitting suit ut Morgan's
the fashionable tailor.
A. D. Williams of Nanaimo will remove
here to do business. He has leased the
store just vacated by Win. Langion. He
will be the local agent fcr a leading loan
and building company.
Pay next Saturday���ht money comes.
Sponges and Tollat Articles at
Pimbury * Co'n.
As you pass, call and act   Morgan's
cheap tweed suits.
The Xmas tree at the Bay waa a big
success���a full account will appear next
An article on Prevention of Drunkenness
will appear next wee.k
Mr. Stephen Dowel! of Union has
been awarded the contract of excavating
No. 5 shaft.
Great reduction in suiting and panting
at Morgan's, the fashionable tailor.
There will be a social dance at Howe's
on Wednesday evening.
Mr. Cameron, miner, got bit ton crush
ed between two cars yesterday mornim;.
Dr. Curry, dentist, will be at thn Cnm-
berland Hntel on the 17th inst. MM m-
main a couple of weeks.
Wm. Langton, of Nanaimo, bas leased
the store lately accupied by j. Abrams
for a term of years.
Dickson and Co., of Victoria, have
leased the building next to tbe one lately
occupied by J. Abrams.
Mr. S. H. Riggs, of Leiser's Union
store, has been transferred to Wellington
until Mr Leiser's return from Europe.
Morgan, the fashionable tailor, gives
you your photo enlarged free for any $w��
Plmbury's Balsamic Elixir will
cure your cough.  Try It
Land���If you want to buy ao,. 40 orfo
acres of good land, call and see E Phillips of Grantham.   He can suit you.
For choice pies, cakes, wedding cakes,
Knrty nr   social   refreshments,  call  on
lenward & Prockter the Courtenay   bakers.
Mc J. McKay, nf the James Smart
Stove Mfg Co of Ontario, was here last
week and made arrangements with- Mr.
Leiser to handle his celebrated stoves.
L.H.Northey is cutting a road through
from the main or Oyster river mad to his
place. The Government should allow
for this work and will probably do so.
Oho I I've got a Fire King,
Just turning things about:
And glorious Summer's singing,
For Winter's driven out.
O. H. Fechner has leased the new
Gleason building and will open as soon as
practicable a first class restaurant. He
will have furnished rooms in lhe second
story. He is said to have tbe best chef
on tne coast.
we make a specialty ol Family
Recipes. Plmbttry A Co.
The tickets are out for an entertainment to be given by the Assembly Club
Jan. 23rd at Cumberland Hall. There
will be a fine programme with best local
talent, light refreshments followed by a
Officers of the Grand Encampment
1.0.0 F. will be here Wednesday,' and
Thursday evening an encampment
will be formed and a grand banquet given in honor oftheirguestsal Cumberland
The Dominion B. and L. association of
Toronto have completed arrangements
lo open a branch office here. It is an
old and reliable company. Mr. A D.
Williams has been appointed agent, and
we gladly welcome him to the place.
The water in the Courtenay River ha*
been very high during lhe past week.
This side of the long bridge the watrr
was over the road two or more feet and
the fine meadows beyond presented ibe
appearance of a vast'lake. On Saturday
the water was up to Bob Graham's.
Str. Rapid Transit left nn the 9th with
100 tons of coal for the B. C. and Puget
Sound Coal Co., Tacoma.
Tug Hope with scow left Thursday
with 107 tonsof wash nut coal fnr lhe
Electric Tramway, Victoria.
The Glory ofthe Seas, Capt. Freeman,
left with 3,300 tons of coal for the Southern Pacific at San Francisco.
The Coquitlam left Monday mornieg
with 66 tons of wash coal for Crowder -V
Penzer at Vancouver.
The Thistle left Monday with 44 tons
of wash nut coal for the north.
The Daisy left Monday wiih 150 tuns
for lhe str. Kingston at Victori;-.
The barque Gatherei, Capt. Nervick,
is loading for San Francisco.
The barque Rich.irs III, Capt- Connor,
arrived Saturday and is loading for Sun
The barque J. D. Peters, Capt. Snow,
arrived Monday to load.
The steamship San Mateo will be due
about Thursday.
The Magnet store, R,('.Edwards manager, has moved into the building lately
occupied by J. Abrams, having outgrown
its old quarters. Although doing a strict*
ly cash business ils trade has steadily
increased until more room became necessary. Wc note the change wuh pleasure
as an evidence nf prosperity. It is clear
thc establishment has filled a want.
There are always little things that are
needed which it is difficult to obtain at
tlie so called general stores, but which
you may find here. They may be mere
trifles but when needed arc very jinpor-
tnilt. In addition to these odds ard'ends
there is kept a variety of goods of almost every kind outside of the grocery
and produce line and at rites which
have not been increased by adding a pfjr
cent, to make up for losses on bad debt-.
Mr. Langton of Nanaimo we believe is
the proprietor, but the business here has
been built up by Mr. Edwards who has
shown himself the right man in the right
place, attentive to every detail, court co\ -
and obliging. We trust the new move
means the permanent residence of Mr,
Edwards among us. ���V
* *.
It waaa Blim, gray-haired, military look-
intrnian who listened to theae words with
the light of one of the lanterns full upon
hia face, which contracted into a heavy
*' You   challenged  them��� warned them
���* Again and again, air. It waa not
until they wore right down here, after the
sergeant had been hurt, that wo tired.
The governor, for he il was, shrugged
hia shoulders and gave hia ur-lerB. Thou
four of the moat aotivo of lhe wardera began
to descend, lanterns in ham), earth looking
hk j a spark on the face of the black rock.
Tlio tank was ao perilous,thnt at tlio end
of a few minutes tho governor ordered ihe
mon to halt, whilo ropo.-* were fotuiio-1, an 1
in duo timo these woro brought nud secured
to the climbers' waUta, tho ropos being
paid out by tho warden ou the shelf, the
light of the lanterns being new supplement*
ed by tho bluo ligliti held In tho sterns of
the fast approaching cutterB.
" Ahoy, there, ashorel" was shouted by
the ollicer in onc of the boats] "men escaping!"
*' Ves; three," wan alioiiteil back. "Row
to and fro, and 100 if you can mako out a
man swimming."
"Right! Swimming, Indeedl Where's he
toswim to?" grumbled tho ollicer; and at
a word then the boats separated, and were
rowed alowly along at a short distance
from the shore.
' Then came a hail from below, and a
nun hearing one lantern begun to utimb
���idewise to whoro another had become
������WeH''" from the shelf,
���'One of 'em, sir."
"Mind. Wait for help and look out for
"He won't,show no treachery." muttered
thewardcr.holil'ng the lantern over a ghastly face contorted by agony.
** Well, mate, I'd give In now."
"Yes," Baid tho man with a groan, "I'm
sick as a dog. Hold tne. I shall go into the
���ea. -let mo back.    The doctor,"
He aaid no more. HiB grasp of tho rook
to which ho clung relaxed- and he began to
slide down si-lewiso till tho  warder thruat
hiB leg beneath him and grasped one arm.
Look sharp!" he aaid to  his companion*
"Set tho lantern down, ami mine too."
"Can you hold him V
" Yes ; oil right,   Now untie tho ropo
trom round mc, and make it fast under Iub
" Whole's ho hurt ?" said the second
" Log, I think. His things are all wet
with blood.   Look sharp."
The knots were untied, and as the insen
sible, wounded man waa held up, the ropo
was mado fast under his arma, and at the
word, the unfortunate wrotch was carefully
hauled up.
But before he was half-way  to the shelf
there was a second hail from close down the
water side.
" Here's another of 'em sir."
" Yes, si-, or olso shamming."
*' Wait till  another mnn gets down to
you," cried the governor. " Ho careful!"
Tho man who had givun up Iub ropo was
not far above thc spot where the aecond
convict lay, and he managed tolowor himaelf
down, holding his lantern the while in his
teeth, and soon after adding its light to
that of the other warder's
"Think he's shamming 1" asked the man
who had found him.
The fresh comer sloopcil down without
hesitation, in spite of tlie warning from
above; and after looking fixedly in the
convict's closely shaven face, passed liis
hand herojand.tncrc nhoiitthe prison clothes.
"Don't reel nothing," he said," but thia
isn't shamming. Here, hold up, my lad.
Where are you hurt?"
There was no reply, and thc cleanly cut,
Aristocratic features of tho man looked
very money antl fixed,
"I tlou't think bo's shamming, mate,"
whispered the warder, "but cover him with
your piece; I don't want to bo hurt."
It was an awkward place Lo uso a rifle,
hut the warder, addressed ul tared hiB posi
tion a little, antl brought the muzzle of his
piece to bear on the convict's breast.
" Well, you two below there," shouted
the governor.    " What do yon make out?"
" One moment, sir. Ugh ! No shamming
here, mate. Keel his hoad."
" Take your word for il," Haiti said tlio
othor gruflly.
" Let's have your rope, then,  aud  aend
him up."
" lladly hurt ?" oried tho governor.
" Very, sir," shouted tho   warder who
was  manipulating   the   rone.   " Walt  .1
minute," hn continued,  and, stripping off
his tunic, ho throw It over tho Injured man's
heat), ami passed the sleeves under the ropo
nbont his chest,
" Mind what you're doing) or he'll slip
" He'll Blip away if I do mind," muttered
the Warder* " Here, steady, mule ; J only
wanted tQ keep the foOKS from c-hnliug
For tlie oonvlot hail suddenly torn at
thu tunic ; lut his hands dropped again
directly, words waa given to haul
gently, and holding on by DitllOI Hide of thu
loop about thu prisoner's breast, tlie
warders climbed as the ropo was hauled,
and kept the unfortunate man's head trom
tho rock.
This last was a slower process than thu
sending up of thu lirat prisoner, Uu tho
restoi the warders were eearuhlng aVout
���till, especially down close 10 lhe edge ot
the sea, in thu expectation of seeing the
third man biding among the rocks half
covered with the long strands of tho slimy
fuciiB that fringed tho tide-Washed shore.
And all lhe while the two bouts made the
water glisten, and tlio blue lights threw up
the face of the rock so clearly that, unless
he had found some deep, dark, cavernous
niche, thero-was but little chance for t>n
eicaping convict to cling anywhere there
Hy the time the second man was taken lo
thei>holfa fresh arri .*al was upon the
scene in the person of the jail amgeon.who,
freah from attending Bergenia and warder,
made a rapid examination of tho first
prisoner, and men began to open a case by
the light of one of the lanterns,
"Dangerous V" saitl the governorshurp-
"No. Bullet clean through one ihij-h
and the other regularly plowed. .Send for
Hi* knelt, d wn us ho Bfoko, and with
tho convict groaning piteouBty he rapidly
plugged one of hjfl wounds, and bandaged
"Now ..*.t* 0 er ho said ; anil he turned
to tho second paneu who was lyinir, talking quickly, a few yards away.
dust then the governor hailed tho men
"You must, find him, my lads," he cried
"Who heard hiin plunge in t"
"I did, nir,'' came hack.
"Well, then, he   is ashore   again somewhere, holding   on by the   rocks ; no man
would swim out to 'sea with such a tide
on. He would be carried right away.  Keep
a good lookout, and if he's wise he will surrender.      Well, docter,    this   one    much
" Yes, horribly.   Head crushed."
" Not hy a bullet ?"
" No ; fall. How long are those stretchers
going to be !"
11 Some distance for the men to go,
doctor," aaid the governor quickly. " You
forget they were being used for the
sergeant and the man."
" Poor fellows ! yes," aaid the doctor,
rapidly continuing his manipulations ;
'- there, that ia all 1 can do."
He rose from hia knee and stood looking
out at tho boats below turning the water
iuto silvery blue as port tin- after port tire
was burnod, while others lit up tho man-of-
war Irom which the boats had como,
"I'm glad it was not a bullet," said the
governor quietly,as hia men holow searched
the rooks and alioutod��� now to their companions who paid out the rope,now answered Inula from the boats.
"Yea ; one man's t-nough to shoot a
night," suid the Burgeon grimly.
"Ilegpardon,sir,'said a warder.coming
up, lantern in hand, aud saluting.
"Yea ; what is it T"
"I don't think you'll tint! the other poor
chap, air."
heart leaa
"What ahall 1
'Why T *
-"Blades,  who  was one of the men hore
first, aud fired aays thero was  u shriek just
be for a thoy heard the splash iu the water."
"Tut���tut���tut!" ejaculated the governor.    "Poor wretch ! " Whero  ia Blades ?"
"Here, sir," aaid a man who was holdini*
one of the ropes.
"Why didn't you say thiB bofore, man?"
"Didn't like to.sir; and besides, 1 thought
the others knew."
"One does not aeem to have been
enough" whispered the Burgeon, "Ayn-
sley, 1 did uot know your men could shoot
so well.    Hah 1 the stretchers."
For lanterns were aeen approaching, and
directly after a party came up with the
ambulance apparatus. The two convicts
were lifted on and borne off along the
path traversed only a short time before by
their victims���one of them &roauing pit*
eously ; the other lying silent and calm,
gazing straight, up at tho black darkness,
while his lips moved slightly from time to
"Most unfortunate 1 most unfortunate I"
muttered tlio governor as soonashe waa left
alono with his subordinates. "Poor, blind
fools ! how they rush upon their fate !
Well," he shouted, "see him? "
"No, sir. Boats are coming hack, sir."
Thia was plain enough, and a faw minutea later both rowed up in close with fresh
blue lights illuminating the scene.
"Ahoy ! Who's up yonder ? " shouted a
naval ofticer.
"1 am," cried the governor.
"Oh, you, Sir William 1 Well, Bir, I'll
keep my men on if you like, but no swimmer could have got to shorn from here*
ab outs. If there ia a man living he muat
be somewhere on theae rocks,"
" My men say they havo aoarched thoroughly," aaid the governor. "Every ledge
ami orack is well known. Thore can be no
one here."
" Shall we patrol tho place a little
longer ?"
The governor was silent for a few momenta, and then, feeling that all possible
had been done, he gave thc word for the
search to be given up, but aent half a dozen men to patrol the road leading to the
mainland, feeling all thc while that it
was a hopeless task.
By this timo the last man had climbed
up from tho dangerous cliff Bide, tho ropea
were coiled, and the party marched off to
ward tho prison���the governor last���leav
iug the sentinel warder lo his beat with
thc company of another man,
These two stood in silence till the foot*
stepa had died out on the rooky path and
tho laat blue light had ceased to send golden drops into the hissing water as tho
boats made for the man-of-war.
"Black night's work this, Jem," said
the companion sentry. "Two of 'em gone
and three wounded.
"No no; not ao bad as that."
"Yes, bad as that. Yon chap on the
stretcher won't see to-morrow morning,
and that other poor chap who shrieked
when we fired went into tho water like a
atone.   It was your shot did that,"
"Ugh! I hope not," said   the  warder,
with a  shudder. "Seems  to  me  time  I
tried another way of getting my bread and
cheese. Hark !"
"What at?"
"That. Someone hailed off the water.
Quite low and faint, like a man going
The clouds were lifting slowly in the
cast, and the misty, blurred face of the
moon began to ahow in tho east, over the
brimmiiiK water's rim.
Time had crept on since tho return of the
derrolds, and by degrees the pain of meeting
between Myra and Stratton grew less, and
the wound mado that day began to
"I'm aorry for him,"Gueat would aay to
himself; "but I can't keep away because he
Jh unhappy."
So he visited at the admiral's, whero he
always fount! a warm welcome, hut made
little progress with Edio, who seemed to
huve grown oold.
Then, too, he mot the cousins at Miss
Jerrold'a, anil it naturally came about
that one oveniug, after a gnod dual of
persuaainn. Stratton, became hia companion
Myra was there that night, and once
moro their hands were claaped, while
Stratton felt lhat it was 110 longer the g\r\
iuto whoso eyes be looked, but the quiet,
thoughtful woman who had suffered in the
struggle of life, ami that hu must haniali all
hope of a nearer tie than that of friend-
I-'tir whatever Myra may havo hold hidden in her secret heart sho wai the calm,
self-contained friend to hur aunt's guest,
iteady to sit and talk with him of current
tonics and their travels ; lo play or sing if
i.ski'd ; but Stratton always left the house
wiih lhe feeling that unconsciously Myra
had gravely impressed upou him the fact
that sho was .lames Barron's wife, and that
she would uever seek to rid herself of that
"And I must accept that position,"
Stratton would say despairingly, after one
of the meetings which followed ; and then
hu would make a vow never to meet Myra
again, tor the penance was too painful to
ho borne.
The result was that tho very next day
after making one of these vow she received
a letter from Edie, asking hi:n, at her
uncle's wish, to dinner in liotirne
For tho admiral had said to Edie, on
bearing that they had met Stratton at her
aunt's i
"Let hygonea be bygones, I don't see
why we ahould not ail be friends again
I always liked the boy. Ho can talk woll
about scientific things without boring you,
Aak him to dinner,
"Uncle wants him to come and wean
poor Myra from that terrible businesa."
Hut Bdiewas wrong, forafterapproaohing
his daughter aeveral timea on the question
of the possibility of obtaining a divorce,
Myra had stopped tho admiral so decidedly
thai he had been ready to believe aho muat
have cared for Barron after all.
Fltat man who over told her he loved
hor," the old man saitl to himBolf, " bo, of
course, Hhe can't help feeling a kind of
liking for  him.     But    supposo he cotnen
out ou lK-ket ,*of*li &\e, don't they call it ?
Aud what if he comes here ? Bab ' I'll
shoot him before lie shall havo her. That
would bring Myra to book, too. That's a
card 1 must play���possibility of hia coming
back. She'll give in, then. I must hear
what a lawyer aaya."
But, in hia unbusinesslike way, Sir Mark
did nothing. Home was calm and pleasant
again, and ho had hia little dinners, and
hia friends ; and to him the existence of
James Barron, alias Dale, at the Foreland
became leaa and less clear. He was buried,
aB it were, in a living tomb, and there was
no need to think of him for years.
Stratton came again and again for dinner,
and now and then dropped in of an evening. Always against his will, he told himself; but the attraction was strong enough to
draw him there, It waa plain, too, that
Myra's eyes brightened when he entered,
but he felt that it was only to Bee her father's friend.
Then came one autumn night when, after
a long and busy day, Stratton made up his
mind to go to Bourne Square, undid it,
made up his mind again, once more undid
it, and determined that he would no longer
play the moth round the bright candle.
He had dreaaed, anil, throwing off hia
light coat and crush hat, ho went out of
hia rooniB and along the lauding to Bret*
"I'll go and talk botany," he said. "Life
is too valuable to waste upon
He knocked; no answer.     Again
"(lone out,"  he aaid.
Stratton hesitated fora fow moments,
and then went and fetched his hat and coat, 1
del cended, took a cab, and ordered tho I
mau to drive to Guest's, in Cray's Inn.
Better havo atopped at home," muttered
Stratton; " he will talk about nothing else
but Bourne Square,"   But ho was wrong.
Guest was out, so  descending into  tho
square, and  walking out  into Holborn,
Stratton took another cab.
" Where to, air t"
" Bourne Square."
Stratton sank back in hia seat perfectly
convinced that he said Bouchers' Inn, and
he Btarted out of a reverie when the cab
stopped at the admiral's door.
"Fate," he muttered. " It was no
doing of mine.
Andrews admitted him as a matter of
course, and led the way to the drawing
room, where he announced hia name.
Myra started from a couch, where she
had been sitting alone, dreaming; and aa
Stratton advanced hia pulses began to
beat heavily, for never had the woman he
idolized looked so beautiful aa then.
There was a faint flush in her soft,
creamy cheeka, the trace of cmoticn in her
heaving bosom, as she greeted him con*
sciouslyjfor Bhe had been sitting alone,
thinking of him and hia proposal to her
father, and the next minute the door had
been opened, and he stood before her.
"It iB almost by accident that I am here,"
he Baid, in a low voice full of emotion,
which he vainly Btrove to control. "Your
cousin?   The admiral?"
"Didyou not know?" said Myra ina
voice as deep and tremulous as Ida own.
"Mr. Gueat came with tickets for the opera.
He knew my father liked tho one played
"Indeed !" said Stratton huskily.
'He goes for the sake of the great scene
of the return of the men from the war.     I
think he would never tire of hearing that
grand march."
She left the couch, conscious of a atrango
feelingof agitation, and, crossing to thepiano
seated herself, and began to play softly
the Bccond strain in the spirit-stirring composition, gradually gliding into the jewel
song quite unconsciously, and with trembling lingers. Then Bhe awoke to the fact
that Stratton had followed her to the instrument, againat which he leaned, with
ihc tones thrillinc his nerves, tones aet
vibrating by the touch of handa that he
would have given worlds to clasp in his
own, while lie poured forth the words
struggling for exit,
" itis fate," he said to himself, as he
stood thero gazing down at the beautiful
head with its glossy hair, the curve of the
creamy neck, and the arms and hands whiter than the ivory over which they strayed.
So sudden��� ao wondrous. The only
thing in his thoughts had been that he
might be near her for a time, and hear hor
words, while now they were alone in the
soft, dim light of the drawing room,
and the touch of her fingers on those
keya sent that dreamy, sensuous, glo-
riouB music thrilling through every
fiber of his body. Friend ? How
could he be friend ? He loved her passionately, and, cold as Bho might ever be,
however she might trample upou his fa.il-
ingH.she must always be tho same to him
���hia ideal���hia love���the only woman in
the world who could ever stir his pulses.
And so silent now���so beautiful ? If Bhe
had Bpoken in her customary formal,
friendly way, it would have broken the
spell. But sho oould not. The chain was
as fast rouud her at that moment, though
she longed to speak.
She could not,for she knew how he loved
her; how his touch stirred each pulse
that this man was all in all to her���tho one
she loved, and she could not turn und flee.
At lost, by a tremendous effort, ahe raised her eyea to his to apeak indifferently
and break through this horrible feeling
of dread and lassitude, but as their eyes
met, her hands dropped from the keya, as,
with a passionate cry, he took a step forward, caught her to hia breast, and she lay
for tho moment trembling thore, and felt
hia lips pressed lo her in a wild, passionate
Myra !" he panted ��� " all that must be
as a dream.   You are not Iub.   It is  impossible.   I love you���my own I my own !"
His words thrilled her, hut their import
roused in her as well thoso terrible thoughts
of the tie which bound her; ami, with a cry
of anger and t-tspair, she thrust him away,
" I io 1" ahe oried ; "it is an insult,    You
list be mad."
Thon, with the calm majesty of an injured woman proud of her honor and her state
alio said coldly, aa ahe pointed to tho door 1
"Mr, Stratton, you have takon a cruel
advanlngu of my loneliness hero. I am Mr.
Itarron's wife. Go, sir. Wo are friends
110 longer and can nover meet again,"
( TO uk COMTItrtJKD.)
One Firm   linn   Iter unit- 1111 me 111 i-ly   Itli-li
In tlie Trade,
It has loug heon known lhat great sums
were boing made by English merchants
mpor'ting opium in China. Years ugo the
house of Jar line, Muhicaon fi Co. was
among the largest importers of opium into
China, and bo enormous wero the profits
that three of the partners hy shocr forco of
wealth expanded into baronets, while a
ourth, the lato Mr. James Jardine, of
Dayteholm, became one of the largest land
owners jn the south of Scotland. Sir
James Mathesou and hia brother, Sir
Alexander Matheson, spent upwards of
s],(,i)i),00() in buying land in the Highlands,
and tho latter loft besides over $.1,000,000.
Mr. Magnlac, the ox-member of parliament,
who left $1,000,000 waB al��o a member of
this firm, Sir Robert Jardine, of Castlemilk,
is tho old head nf tho firm, and probably
tho wealthiest of them all. Kir Robert nut
only owns Castlomilk. one of the finest residences and estates in thc south of Scotland,
but ten years ago bought up the Rogersons,
of Wamphray, tor $000,000, and later
added the property of I .auricle Castle, in
Perthshire, to hie already great possessions
Ho could buy up a score of such places if
he so desired.
She���" Hia picture fairly bristles with
life. What achool of art does the artist
belong to?"
He���" Chicago, I ahould say from your
Itt I.I mini y Teiii'ile* In Which Are lie
ltrf-.viil.-il Ibe Horrors ur the liiliic.**
nnil - Tiu- Execution -Ur-mtul "The
ItlooilliHi H|iollnlhe World.
Ftom the five-story pagoda on thc hill
behind Canton one look* down over tho
plain of the city, covered with the low-
gabled houses, unrelieved by towers or any
massive pilos. Here antl there a roof will
Jse itself slightly above ita follows, but
architecturally there is little of interest
Canton. The most interesting temple in
tho oity is tho pagoda of Five Hundred
(lenii. An old Chinese legend says that oue
day the Great Buddha Yii LuiFoo, in pass,
ing through a wood, saw SOO bata "crouching on a large trunk of trees" (aB a Chinese
translator puts il), and by fasting and
prayer he succeeded in converting tbem
into genii and allotted to each a place of
worship in this temple. And hore they sit
in silent conclave, carved from wood, no
two alike, and before each is an incense pot
to receive the hurniug joss sticks of worshippers.
The Temple of Horrora faces a crowded
open market aquare. Along ono side of it,
open to the square, are displayed life-size
wax figures representing scenes from the
Chinese hell. The hell is nothing if not in
teresting, and the pleasure of novelty there
must almost make up for the torture. In
one Bcene aro men immersed in bailing oil;
��� another, women standing aerenely while
they are being sawn in two lengthwise.
The execution ground is called " the
bloodiest spot in the world." Chinese
criminal.*! fare worse than those of any other
country, Tho prisons are dark, unhealthy,
unclean, aud crowded. Many of the prisoners wear the " cangue," a heavy square
made of boards, with a hole in the centre
through whioh the head ia thrust. Wearing
this thc prisoner can neither he down nor,
in sitting, loan baok against anything, nor
can he convey food or drink to his mouth,
but must depend upon the aid of his fellow
prisoners. Tortures are not as common
now, as formerly, though in the interior
they are used to eome extent. The two
most common death penalties uro the
Little Cut and the Ling Cfiee or Big Cut,
The first iB for murders of tho ordinary
kind. They are gaahed in thirty-one
places before the final stroke. In the Big
Cut, uaed for parent murderers, the skillful executioner keeps his victim conscious
of his Buffering till the sixty-fourth stroke
of the sword. Gradually he is dismembered
till Iub head ta finally severed. The tortures
of other kinds are too horrible to describe,
and victims arc kept in agony for days
before merciful death drops the bars and
the agonized aoul passes from the dreadful
highway into the quietpasture of death,
ihitside the city is a large enclosure in
which are long rows of what looks like bathhouses, except that they are built of stone.
ThiB enclosure ia called "Examination
Hall," and hither come students aspiring to
pasB the second degree. It is a aort of
national university, smacking a little of
civil service requirements, The firat degree
is passed elsewhere by young men of intellectual training, who then zealously try to
fit themselves for thia more difficult one
There are 11,010 celia, each containing nne
student, who is imprisoned here during the
three days of his examination ; and out of
all these only 1*2-1 are passed. The examinations are biennial, and so great is the honor
for the successful and bo deep the chagrin
of those who fail that suicide is not uncommon among the latter. In each cell is a
stone slab for a seat, and another for a
table, and in each row is a guard to prevent
all egress from the cell*-. For three days
the candidates work on their theses, thon
depart to await judgment. Later in life,
when those who have passed have risen to
positions of importance, they go to I'ekin
to attempt the third degree, wtiich ia tho
highest in the land of great honor and
The queue Is a national institution, a political necessity as well bb a thing of social
custom. Young boys, whose queues are
glowing, have them pieced out with inter-
braided black or red silk. With the adult
the braid, when undone, as often seen in
the barber shops, is surprisingly luxuriant
and glossy. The barbers shave the face,
head, eyebrows, nostrils, and ears of their
customers. Girls wear their hair in braids,
and when tliey are grown arrange it with
oil in a still design behind, fastened with
green jade pitta. By using porcelain or
carved wood neck rests nt night in plaoe of
pillows, ono hairdressing will suffice for au
entire week.
Throughout the city one sees only dark
ncsa and gloom, There are no smiles upon
the faces of the people, no merriment or
light liearltiilneBB, few games among the
children. The streets are dark; so are the
houses, and so, seemingly, are the temperaments and hearts of the people. To judge
from the system of their empty religion,
from their dreadful ideas of future and preaent punishment, their methods of legal
procedure, and the customs of the higher
classes, down to tho unamuatng amuse*
nonts, the noisy, hideous theatres, and
plays of violence and horror that lure all
classes of society, the Chinese nature seems
to be morbid, fatalistic, with no element of
Thoir uncouth exteriors are a fitting ex.
pression of their souls. Beauty is unknown
here. In architecture, painting, and sculpture it is grotesque form, lurid color, and
semonlacal figure of God or devil that
obtains. There is nothing graceful, light,
or uplifting in their art, no expression ofthe ideal, no representation of love, mercy,
grace, or peace, and no inspiration to higher things. Their bodies are not sun-kissed
and rosy ot hue, but of the dull, opaque
one of lifelofls bronze. Their forms are
not round ami supple and sprightly, hut
emaciated, tense, and alow-moving. Life
is a long dark lane, with no orchards or
meadows ni-euiug from it, no houghs laden
with fruit' bending abovo it, Tho high
walls of thoir owu building debar the
sunlight, and through the entire length of
there pilgrimage there is but ono resting
place; that ia at tho end, and the end is
to bo reached only by a weary journey
and cannot bo seen. Their tired eye
droop stolidly to the bare pavement; they
bear in Bilenco the load upon their shoulders, and pass forever���these countless
hordes of unknown ones���down tho barren
way of life.
The Story of an Ex-Reeve of Carden
Seventeen Yenr* uClatenae SufTerlnjcfroin
Hheuiuatlftiu -Local riij-.lclf.n-. and
Treatment In Toronto -Ueuernl llo��pl-
Inl Failed lo Help lllm-llow He Waa
Kestored lo Hrnllh and Activity,
From the Lindsay Post.
There are few men better known in Victoria county than Mr. Richard Fitzgerald,
who was one of the first settlers of the
township of Garden. He was elected to the
honorable position of reeve of that township
for twelve successive years, and filled the
position with so much acceptance to the
people that he was pressed to continue in
office for a longer time, but was comnelled
to decline the honor. It therefore goes
without Baying that Mr. Fitzgerald ia not
only known to all the residents of the,
township, but that his word la considered
by those who know him to be as good as
his bond, and that upou anything he may,
say the most implicit confidence may be
When young, a stronger or more hearty
man could not be found, but possessed ot
an iron constitution, he did what too many
aro pione to do, neglected his health, and
exposed  himself to all sorts  of weather,
ofttm in the pursuit of his calling aa a farmer, being wet to the skin for hours at a time,
A little over seventeen years ago he found
that he had contracted rheumatism of a
nviscular from, and each succeeding day
found hhn in a worse oondition. He applied
to the local doctors In his  nelgborhood,
but received no relief, and was then Induced
by  them to apply for admission  to the
general hospital at Toronto tor treatment,
and was  in  that  institution for several
months, until he became disheartened all
the want of success attending his treatment
and  returned  home, as was thought, to
die.   By  this  time  the  muscles  ot his
body had become  so contracted that  he
could not straighten his limbs, and was
forced to spend the greater part of his time
in bed, and when able to get around at all
it was only with the aid of a stout pair of
orutohes. When he attempted to raise to his
feet life legs would orack at the kneea like
sticks of wood, caused, aa the doctora told
him, by the fluid in the jointa being com*
plntely dried up.    Hn waB constipated to a
fear'u. degree.   When he retired at night
thore was not sullicient blood in hia veins to
keep him from feeling intensely told, and in
order to keep him warm his daughter knitted him woolon leggings and lined them
with soft wool.   Several times his family,a
portion of whom reside in Michigan, were
summoned home to see their father for the
last time, as he waa thought to bo on his
death-tied. Finally, after suffering aa much
bodily pain aa would have killed an ordinary man, and at a time when he had not set
his foot on the ground for a year, he was
induced by hia son to give Dr. Williams'
Pink Fills a trial, aa he had heard of the
many remarkable  cures   made  by   that
remedy. It was after much persuasion that
he was induced to give them a trial, aa he
bad then spent a amall fortune in medicines
and different modes of treatment under
whioh he had steadily grown worse, and he
had  despaired of  finding  anything tbat
would help him.   At laat he began the use
of the Fink Pills and had not taken them
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muoh better than he had been able to do at
any time for many years, and after a still
further use of Pink Fills he was entirely
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him.   Mr. Fitzgerald is now 70  years of
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a box, or six boxes for $2.60. Ihe price at
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treatment comparatively inexpensive as
compared with other remedies or medical
m ��,, .
Cheap woolen stockings are adulterated
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IJ per cent, of carbonate of potash, with
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Days Gone By.
Oh, the days gone by ! Oh, ths da?s gone
by 1
The apple in the orchard and the pathway
through iiu: rye ;
The ohirrupof the robin and -Ve whistle of
the quail,
As he pipes across the meadows sweet  as
any nightingale ;
When tho bloom   waa on  the clover,  and
thn blue wan in the aky,
And many happy hearts brimmed over tn
the daya gone by.
the daya gone Ly, when my naked feot
were tripped
By the honeysuckle's tangle*, wherj the
water-lilies dipped
And the ripple of the river lipped the moss
alon*,' tlie brink,
Whero   tbe   placid-eyed   and lazy-footed
cattle came to drink,
And the tilling snipe stood fearless of the
truant's wayward cry,
And the splashing of  tbe swimmor  in the
days gone by.
Oh, the days gone by I Oh, the days gone
Tho music of the laughing lip, the lustre of
the eye ;
The childish faith in fairies and Aladin's
magic ring,
Tbe simple, soul reposing, glad  belief in
When life was like a story, holding neither
soh nor sigh,
In the olden, golden glory of tho days gone
-James Whitcomb Rile;
She stood in tho door ot the little High
land cottage, her dark hair tossed by the
evening breeze, her bare brown feet, shape*
ly aa a sculptor's model, showing beneath
hor scanty kirtle, a look of happiness in
her large luminous eyes, as she watched a
distant boat coming across the lake. A
sheep-dog crouching on the grass a few
yards off, watched the light skiff with
equal interest. Tho shadows of the far
off mountains darkened the water, and the
coming twilight threw a half melancholy
hue over all.
Directly the regular dip of tho oars wu
heard, the boat glided to the strand, and
a lad of eighteen or thereabouts, sprang on
ahore. The dog darted to welcome the
newcomer, but the girl with something of
the shynei* of maturer years, hung back.
She was but fcurteen as yet, but already
In her virgin heart had begun to stir,
almoat unknown to herself, that mystery
of mysteries, human love.
She and Walter Keith had known eaoh
other from earliest childhood. They had
grown up together in hia mother's cottage,
and long ago he had told her, in hit frank,
boyish way, that she was to be his "little
wife" by.and*by, She had looked on him
as % brother, however, and only laughed in
He oame in now, flushed with exercise,
aa handsome as a young Apollo, the dog
jumping about him   and barking   for joy.
" Aren't you glad to see me, too, Jean*
etto *;" he said, " Surely, old Hero here is
not to bo the only one to welcome me.
Don't you think you might have come
down to the shore to meet me T"
The girl gave one quick, half shy glance
up Into hia face, blushing to the very tips
of her pretty ears. A year ago she would
have gone to meet him frankly. And a
year ago she would not have blushed.
He drew her to him, and kissed her.
"Well, I forgive you for this onco," ho
aaid gaily, quite satisfied by that glance
11 but when we are older, when we are
married aa, you know, we are to be, you
mustn't stay hero, in the door, but must
come down to the water, dearie "
The years passed on. Almost before
either knew it Jeanette was eighteen and
Walter twenty-two. But now clouds
be-jan to darken the horizon of their hither
to happy lives. A true and loyal lover
was Walter Keith, but, alas 1 he wis of a
jealous temperament. He did not fully
realize the torture to which he oould be
subjected till the young laird came home
to the old Highland castle and fell desperately in love with her. A handsome,
Sal Ian t fellow was thia young laird of Dunes; a fine match, to be sure, for a girl tike
Jeanette if he really meant marriage; and he
seemed thoroughly in earnest. Kvery morn*
ing sawhim at the cottage gate mounted on
his black steed, with his (log at his heels,
and a bunch of red roses or white mountain
lilies in his hand for Jeanette
"He's in dead earnest, is the fine young
laird. Jeanette's a rare lass j if ye oare
lor her, ye'd better speak out and ha' done
wi' it, Walt," said Walt's mother.
And tho young man, furious with jealousy, took the hint. He went off to Aberdeen without delay, and laid out all his
surplus money for a broad band of gold that
would fit Jeanette's plump, brown finger.
She was at the cottage door, the sunset
shining on her dark head, just as it had
done for years beforo, and the scene was the
same���the mountains, the boat, the melancholy gloaming���when he returned.
" Come with me, Jeanette ; let's walk
down to the moor-tide," he said. Jeauette
went readily enough, calling to Hero and
singing little snatches of song.
"Don't sing," almost gasped the impatient lover, catching sight of his titled
rival, cantering down the castle road.
11 Listen to what I have to say. Jeanette,
you know I love you ; there's no need to
tell you that, I have loved jou all my
life. Long ago you promised to be my
wife. But maybe you think that was only
in childish sport. I am in dead earnest,
however. Mow," and he turne-j almost
fiercely upon her, " which do you oare for
most, that proud young laird o' the oastle
up yon, or me*
Jeattette laughed and tunned her silken,
wind-blown curls, averting her face that he
might not see tho sparkle in hor eyas and
blush on ber checks. She loved Walt as
she loved her life ; but ahe was a woman,
and a liltlo coquetry is natural to her sex,
���She was vexed, too, that Walter had not
lately spoken of love, She had begun to
think he had changed his mind, until tbe
young laird of Dundee had made him
������"Why should I answer t" she said lightly and evasively. "What means this sudden
haste t"
"Because I want to know; because 1 Will
know," cried Walter, hotly.
Jeanette laughed again���a little, musical
laugh, like the nubble of a mountain brook.
Suppose I refuse to tell!" she said, juBt a
trifle wickedly. .      ���
"I ahall take it for granted that you like
him best and not trouble you again."
"Jeanette  stood   silent,  a  mischievous
gleam in her gazelle eyes.
The young man returned the broad gold
ring to his vest pocket- and turned on his
heel. "Yon are silent, Jeanette; I am
answered. Yonder comes the Laird o' Dundee. I'll not stand in his way. Good*by,
Jeanette 1"
The young laird came clattering down
toward the moortide, and Walter Keith
walked rapidly away. Jeanette stood in
the waning sunset, her heart fluttering like
a bird. "Walt! Oh, Walt, come back 1"
she cried.
But her voice was tremulous and the
young man did not hear. In another second
Dundee wu at her side. With many gallant words he put his flowers in her hands
and hung a rose, full blown and crimson
hoTted, in her dark hair.
Jeanette wore it when she went baok to
the cottage in the gloaming, a little feeling
o resentful coquetry in her heart; but,
underlying al), her true and tender lov.*,
whioh made her ready and willing to accept
her hasty, passionate lover if only he would
speak again. But when she reached the
cottage Walter wu not there. Nitiht did
not bring him home, nor the morrow 1
Jeanette drovo her kids out to browse
on the moorside with a pain in her girl's
heart that pierced it like a thorn, Surely
he would oome to fetch her noon meal as
was his custom 1
But noon passed, and the red sun hung
low above the russet hills, and ho did not
appear. Jeanette drove her flocks home*
ward at an early hour.
She found the cottage in confusion, the
good wife sobbing in the chimney-corner.
The girl's very soul died within her.
"what has happened!" she uked in
faltering tones.
"Can ye ask!" cried out the mother,
shrilly. "Can ye stand there and mock
me in my sorrow, and make believe ye
dinnaknow? Vo've deceived the lad all
these years, and now, in the tnd, ye throw
him o'er wi'out word or warning and send
him off over the seas, and break his poor
mither's heart. I'll ne'er forgive ye till
my dying day."
"What is it? Oh, where is Walt?"
guped Jeanette.
"Gone 1 Gone over seas to foreign lands
ne'er to return. And 'tis all your work;
it all comes o' your fair, false face. I wish
from my soul 1 had left ye to din that wild
night when I fetched ye home to my fireside? Go 1 I ne'er want to see your tace
again. Get ye up to the outle you, lo
your fine, titled lover I"
Jeanette left the room liko one stunned.
That night, when the midnight moon hung
above the gome-covered hills, Jeanette
stole out from the cottage, Sho could not
stay and hear her foster-mother's reproaches.   She went away in silence.
"Hero?'' she called, crossing the lawn,
"Hero, I'm going away."
And the dog left his kennel and followed
her. j
Time drifted on. Summers camo and
went; the verduc bloomed and faded on
the Highland peaka. One wild, wintry
day, the young Lord of Dundee found himself in Aberdeen. Strolling aloug the
coast without the town, lie met a solitary
figure, with a gaunt sheep-dog at its side,
"Jeanette 1" he cried out, "Jeanette,
have I found you at last?"
The girl stood still and looked at him,
with her solemn, shining eyos.
" What made you run away, Jeanette ?"
he went on eagerly. " I've hunted for you
every* here, and find you here. (Junto,
what does it mean?"
" I live here, that's all."
" In this wretched old town ? You look
weary and overworked, too; your cheeks
are losing their fresh bloom. Silly littio
one, you might have been my pet all theao
yeara. I would have clothed you in silks
and jewels, aud shielded you from every
care. I'll do it yet. Come home with me,
He caught her hand hut she wrenched
it from his grup.
"Come,'' he continued. "I'll not let
you escape me again. I've tried to forget
you, but it wu vain. I believe you'vo bewitched me. I can't give you up. Come,
I'll make you my wife,"
"Never 1 Let me pass."
"What?   You refuse  tobe my   wifo
The Lady of Dundee Castle t"
"Yes; I refuse"." She turned away
trom him and went along the wild coast.
"Stop one minute," he cried pursuing
her, "Let me tell you ot your old home,
Keith cottage stands yet, and the dame
spins her flax and herds her Hooks; but
Walt has never returned; ho never will
return, his vessel wu lost months ago,
Will you come now, Jeanette?"
"No!" And she went on, Hero following
in her steps,
A week later, and Jeanette stood in the
door of the Highland cot. Her foster-
mother sat within.
"Let mo come homo and help ynu to
bear your sot row," she entreated. "I
was not false to Walt; I wu only silly and
���hy; and his jealous doubt vexed me. I
loved him. I will go to my grave utiwedd-
ed for his sake."
And the desolate mother held outlier
hands. "Come home,"sho said, lookingat
the sad, changed, young faoe. We'll bear
our troubles together."
So Jeanette aud Hero remained at tho
old cottage.
Winter came down amid tho Highlands,
wild and cold. The winds roare f, and ths
snow drifted, and the mountain lochs lay
like beds of crystal.
"We shall have a bitter night, and
there's a ewe and two lambs missing,"
said Jeanette, one bleak afternoon, when
she was folding the lambs. "Come, Hero,
let's go and hunt them."
"You'd better como under shelter, and
let the lambs go," said the dame.
But Jeauette and Hero went. Across
the wild moor, beyond the harbor const,
down the bleak, frozen shore-line, toward
the hills. With the close of day, the
snow came down heavily, and a keen
wailing wind whirled it hither and thither
in blinding drifts, Jeanette began to grow
"Come back Hero," she called, "the
lambs must go. We can't face a storm
like this." But the dog ran on, his nose,
to the ground, breaking out ever and anon
into sharp, frantio barks. The girl followed him, breathless and half frozen.
"What Is it, Hero ? Are tho lambs
here ?" The dog paused at the root of a
great black til, harking moro furiously
than ever.
Jeanette hurried to the spot. "You'vo
found the poor Iambi* 1" she cried,
Not the lambs 1 But a human creature,
a man, his garments liko iron, his face
like death. Joanette peered down into
the still faoe, took the icy handa in hers,
and uttered a cry that filled tho stormy
night with answering echoes. She oould
uot see, but some subtle instinct in hor
bosom told her who it  wu.   Sho  clasped
the   froi-eu   form   close   to    her    tender
"Oh, Walter, Walter ? Hero, go to old
Jean's cottage and fetch help. Your
master, your master," with a great sob
'has come baok 1"
Sitting under the storm-tossed fir,
Jeanette clasped her lover closer and closer
to her heart The warmth of her tender
bosom, the caressing touch of her loving
lips, awoke him from his death-dream at
"Where am I?" ho asked in feeble accents
"Surely this hand must be Jeanette's."
She answered him with a kiss that
thrilled him into instantaneous consciousness. He half raised himself, clasping her
close, "Jeanette T"
"Yes, Walt 1"
"Am I in a dream ?"
"No ; you're awake. You were coming
home ?"
"Yes ! Jeanette, Jeanette, what does
this mean ?"
Her lithe arms encircled his neck, he
lips touched his cheek. "It means that
I love you, Walt ; that I've lovtd you
always, dear, from first to lut."
He had no words to answer, and silence
fell between them. The next instant Hero's
bark rang above the din of the storm.
There were men following him, and they
brought blankets and warm drinks. And
so tho two were aaved. And this wu
Walter's second nnd final coming home.
Per Home liny* He Wns Wholly Overcome
at lhe Thought or the Weighty Tank
lleforc Illm���VlirC'-iurllllstraflr'l I'ear
Ins His  llu nir n Too Ureal.
A despatch from London says: The story
of thn sudden evolution of au Emperor
which wu brought back to London by the
witnesses of the Russian pageants of grief
and joy Es one of the strangest in the per*
sonal histories of great rulers. The members of the British court and the English
correspondents who followed the funeral
party from Livadia to St. Petersburg saw
and heard eome interesting things which it
was not possible to describe in the despatches which were sent home.
It is learned that for several days after
the death of Alexander III. the members
of the Russian court were reduced to despair and distraction by the behavior of the
young Czar. He wu completely unnerved
not so much by grief at his father's death
as by his sudden encounter with the vast
responsibilities of the position. He became
for some days a shrinking, cowering weakling. It wu almost impos ible to coax
or Bpur him into the exercise of any of his
imperial functions. Those whose duty
it wu to prompt him regarding the proper
state and other formalities were at their
wits' end, and the situation caused the
greatest alarm in the court. When some
simple oourse wu urged upon him the young
Emperor shrank back and begged that he
be let alone. He even whimpered when
the neoessity of action wu pressed upon
him u imperative. He more than once
burst into tears, and aoted more like a
terrified child than the ruler of an empire.
This continued for several days after the
arrival of the Prince of Wales, and it wu
to him that the officials of the Russian
court finally appealed. The Prince wu
equal to the occasion, and in the lut three
weeks he has done more for England than
the whole British foreign office would be
able to accomplish in a eeneration. He remained constantly by the young Emperor's
side. He put heart and courage into him.-
Before the Czar reached St. Petersburg he
was transformed. He not only became a
man, but began to acquire some of the dig*
nity of his rank. He soon utouished his
advisers by displaying a genuinely intelligent comprehension of public affairs, with
sound if not brilliant powers of judgment.
When the wedding day arrived he had
developed au originality and independence
of opinion which further amazed those
around him. In other worda, the attack
of blue funk which at first caused the
gravest fears for his capacity to govern has
been completely conquered.
Moro than one of those who witnessed
the imperial wedding say that, in their
opinion, the Empress and not the Czar, will
rule Russia. All credit her not only with
high nobility of character, hut also with
intellectual endowments of no ordinary
kind, just as all who saw her in her bridal
robes ascribe to her that rogat beauty
which befits a queen.
When! Yielded  Over  IT  flnahela  lo  Ibe
Acre-Other Crops Yielded Well,
A despatch from Winnipeg says ;��� The
Manitoba Government has just issued its
laat crop bulletin for this year. It shows
that of wheat there wu produced in 139*1
18,000,000 bushels in Manitoba and 2,000,*
000 iu the North*West territories, an aver
age to the acre of slightly over 17 bushels.
Nearly the entiro wheat crop graded No. 1
hard and No. 2 hard. Of this 20,000,000
bushels, it is estimated that 6,000,000 are
still in tho farmers' hands for seed, food, or
future sale. The oat crop has 12,000,000
bushels and the barley crop ,1,000,000
New buildings have been erected r.n
Manitoba farms during this year to the
value of 8800,000. Thirty-one thousand
acres under flax yielded nearly 370,000
bushels, and for this 81 a bushel was received, making flax a very profi tablo crop.
Of potatoes there were 13,300 acres, with
an average yield per acre of 153 bushels,
aud a total potato crop of 2,030,000 bushels. There wore nearly S.OOO acres of
roots, with a yield of nearly 2,000,000
bushels. Twenty thousand bushels of peas
wore niimd aud 00,000 bushels of rye. The
bulletin shows thatManttoba's export trado
in cattle and hogs Is rapidly rivalling in
importance wheat raising. In round figures
during this year 12,000 cattle and 8,000
hogs were exported. Poultry raising is
also shown tobe rapidly assumin*; importance. In dairy products great advancement is being made, and the export of
butter will in the near future bocome an
important item. Of butter over 2,600,000
pounds were disposed of by farmers this
year, with a total value of nearly 3400,-
i'uhi. It is predicted that next year's crop
area will be muoh larger than ever.
Not a Bit of It
"Ther,'' remarked Dismal Dawson, "ther
goes another of the fellcis that is livin' off
of us pore workingmen."
** Ho don't look like no plute," said
Everett Wrest,
" Ho ain't.   Ho's one of them joke writ*
A Fine Opportunity.
Modest Youth���"I havo only $5,000 a
year, sir, hut I thihk I can support your
daughter on that."
Father (enthusiastically)���"Support hor,
my dear hoy? Why, you can support hor
entiro family on it."
"This ain't what I ordered," said a
countryman at a mountain hotel, pointing
to two bIiccb of venison on his plate,
" You ordered venison." Baid Lhe waiter.
" Ves, I did ; hut I ordered haunch of
venison, just u tho hill o' fare card has it,
Them nint no haunch ; them's slices."
l-'lying frogs are numerous in Borneo.
By 8rleiillllc Treatment lite Dullest Brule
Can Be Hade Inio an Average Man���A
Typical Subject.
The idiot eau be made an average member of society. The accompanying picture
is that of a typical idiot who by special education has been treated at the Pennsylvania
Institute for the Feeble-Minded, at Elwyn,
Pa., orat any other equally equipped institute in the couutry for that matter.
Is there any more remarkable and worthy
achievement of medical skill than the patient building of a mind in the apparently
hopelessly empty head of an idiot? Hu
medical science any greater triumph than
when it takes the idiot and transforms him
into an intelligent and useful member of
the community?
A typical idiot is lower in the scale of
development than the dog. He hu no
moral sense worth mentioning. He does
things of which even a dog would be
ashamed.   His senses are very defective.
He runs his fingers roughly across the
sharp edge of a knife or scythe, and stares
in open-eyed amazement at the flow of
gore from the divided flesh. Tho injury
gives him no pain, and the crimson flood
whioh gushes out is quite a source o*
amusement to him.
Salt is as acceptable to his palate u
sugar. Of the two he probably prefers salt,
ns it gives him a sensation, and suirar doea
not. I mean that salt, being an irritant,
affects his taste-centres iu thc brain more
powerfully than mild sugar, and so he likes
salt better thao sugar. Ordinary lights
and sounds don't attract him muoh.
He oan look the suu full in the faeo
without (Unchiug, and the usual greens and
blues of nature have no fascination for his
listless eyes. An unusually bright light,
which strikes him repeatedly, does finally
demand his regard.
He might exclaim "Ohl Ohl" if his eye
suddenly fell upon a parterre of gorgeous
crimson roses, or upon a bank of feathery,
brilliant chrysanthemums. But it requires
a atrong blow of sense to attract his
attention. So it happens that ho is quite
fond of feeling pins stuck into him aud of
having hia teeth pulled out.
The ordinary agony of tooth-pulling is
really one of the pleuantest sensations he
knowa. Idiots are often in the habit of
sidling up to tho house dentist after he
has accomplished a very painful nerve-
death or extraction, and begging that he
will pull out "just one more as a special
Their low type of mental equipment
renders such finished Bpeech out of the
question, but their gestures and grimaces
are quite as expressive as language.
This is the kind of humanity which
surges through the gates of the various
institutes for the feeble-minded from
Maine to California.
A hopeless army of soldiers, with open,
watery lips and hanging chins; with flat
or conical heads, juat like Theraites of
Homeric memory with rambling, pointless
gait, and, ohl with such soulless, vacant
eyes and brutish ioceal
And yet this stupid, mongrel array is
developed into average mon and women.
If the idiot bo listless and apathetic, it
may be that a ifetime will turn out too
short a period in which to affect any radical improvemutin his mentality. But his
moral sento ca bo developed in overy case.
He can he made useful and inUdligeuU
Fine thoughts dwoll in a highly developed brain, and the idiot's brain is simplo in
structure, not developed at all.
All the seniles, you know, are cnuneoted
with their centres in tho brain by special
nerves. These sense-centres are made up
of gray matter cells,
fn tho healthy ohild the splendid color of
the rose strikes on the retina of the eye
and sends a message of color to the sight-
centre in the brain. And hy some unknown process the cells of this Bight-centre
conclude that lho flower is a rose and send
hack a message through the nerves to the
muscles of the aim and hand to pluck it
and to smell it.
What I bave said ahout the causes of
idiocy and the sensorial aud mental conditions whioh accompany it have in themselves gone far towards an explanation of
the method of education employed for improving the alllicted.
The education of the imbecile ia one
requiring, therefore, an infinite number of
repetitions of a measage, which at tho
outset must bo unusually sharp and clear
and un confusing.
If itis the sight and hearing which are
to be improved, tho pupil is placed into a
dark room, and into its darkness a single
ray of bright light is admitted. And when
this startling and antithetical phenomenon
has caught and riveted the child's attention,
by repetition, a slide is passed through the
beam of light, with sharply defined forms
painted or engraved upon it���simple forms
too, suoh u the square, or triangle, or
Then tho names of thcBo figures arc clearly and distinctly and repeatedly pronounced���tho namo sounded each time the object
is exhibited.
This is an example of tbo necessities oi
an extreme case���a very apathetic and un-
observantolttld, Usuallyit will be sutliuicnt
to exhibit objects by lifting them from the
table aud simultaneously telling their
names. This must be done over and over
again, until the nerve fibres and brain cells
are stimulated into readier action and de*
veloped into fuller and more perfeot
performance of normal functions.
The imbecile child's brain is improved in
the same way as the biceps muscles of
Sandow are moro and more enlarged. This
is done by the repeated use of small dumbbells at first, and then by the gradual
substitution of heavier and heavier weights.
Touch iB the finest and most indispensable
sense, u shown by the investigations of
Darwin and other naturalists. So its perfection should be the most impaired of al
the senses of an imbecile, and this is doubt*
less the case.
Darwin's white cats with blue eyes, who
are just like other kittens at birth, but
who never develop a sense of sight, i, e.,
are always blind in after life, are a telling
oue in point to prove the superior delicacy
of the sense of touch.
Take a litter of these kittens in a basket.
Shout at them, but there is no movement
Make the most aggressive passes before
their eyes���no attention. Blow softly
across their backs, moving the fur in surges
like the wind blowing over a wheat field,
and every pussy in the lot is transformed
into moving life.
Ab touoh is, however, the sense whose
defectiveness would be the most hidden
from the knowledge of the observer, little
is known of its condition in idiots. Tbey
are, however, unquestionably lacking in
the fine distinction of touoh in the normal.
Taste and smelt, like touoh, sight and
hearing, are alao defective. The ohild may
prefer salt to sugar, or the smell of uaafoe-
tidi to the perfume of the rose. The Im*
provement of these tastes is largely a
matter of education, and they may therefore be said to improve equally, tia certain
extent, with the improvement of the moral
sense itself.
Although muoh time and injury has been
devoted to the study of idiots and idiocy,
still the scientific world is not satisfactorily
informed u to the statistics on the ���ubjeot.
One reason is that parents shrink from
giving the names of their ohildren to
cenus officials, and there is a general disposition not to mako known the faot that
there is an idiot in the family.
Medical men have devoted great thought
and study to ascertain the causes of idiocy.
There can be no doubt of the great part
played by heredity in the genesis of idiocy.
Idiots frequently are born in families in
which there is a decided nervous tendency
as manifested by the appearance of insanity, imbecility or epilepsy among the
members. The tendency towards these
diseases frequently skips a generation or
two und makes itself felt in the grandchild*
ren  or great-grandchildren.
Distinguished physicians have held that
marriage between near relatives, even when
both are healthy and of healthy stock, is
in some unexplained way liable to become
the cause of hereditary disease in the descendants.
Further Detail* or the Horrii.l*- Batchery
���*r irmeiiUui by Turk..
A copy of the Hendsh&ck, an Armenian
paper, published weekly in London us the
official organ of the Heudshackist Revolutionary Society, hubeen received here, in
Takat, a small village in Sevas, according
to the newspaper's correspondent, the
public crier called upon all Mahometans to
do as their brethren at Sassoum. He said
that the Prophet Mahomet desired the
death of the unbelievers and that the
authorities would uphold everybody who
killed Christians,    lhe result of this pro*
I    V
TAHIR BEY, CIIIKF 1*.Kt-.l*i All .1 Till UK OF KURDS
clamation was that 200 persona were kill-id
and 400 wounded before tlie religious freoir-
kindled by it wu slaked.
The Monutory of St, George, the Hend-
shack correspondent aaya, which was tho
oldest and most venerated religious institution in Armenia, was completely demo]-
ished and all its inmates, numbering over
one hundred, put to the sword. He also
mentions that the Rev. Paul, a Congregational minister in Moosh, wu cast into
prison on the trumped-up charge of being
in correspondence with revolutionists-
A young Armenian of Ne* York, who
intends returning to Iub native country,
told a reporter that he applied to the
representatives of the Turkish Government
for a passport, but was refused because, as
The Turkey.
There is not the slightest doubt but the
stuffing of poultry  ruins   the   flavor and
makea a good dinner hard to digest.   The
Milling doos not in the least hold the car-
can in shape. Truss the turkey and rout
it as you would ordinarily and behold the
difference in flavor. You will never stuff
poultry again. After ho Is In good shape,
dust with pepper and put a good quantity
cf wuhed butter over his breast. Put it
into a hot oven and after thirty minutes
let the fire cool. Roast without water,
simply batting with the melted butter and
the fat in the pan for twenty minutes to
each pound of turkey. Do not count the
first half hour.   Salt whon nearly done,
Boiled Turkey,���A small hsn turkey is
best for boiling aud the oarous should be
woll prepared. The legs are to be out off
at the first joint, drawn against tho body
and there secured, whilo the small ends ot
the wings are pused under the back and
tied, Tho fowl is then generously sprinkled
with salt, pepper and lemon juice and is
immersed in boiling water. This precaution of having the water st the boiling
point should bo taken in cooking all manner
of fowl, and iu faot li equally important for
other meats. The turkey will require to
boil slowly for two hours or more until
quito tender, Whatever sauce is used a
portion should be poured over the turkey
when served.   The fowl may he stuffed u
or routing or not, as preferred,
1'umpkin Pie.���For two small pies use
two cups of steamed and strained pumpkin, one pint of boiled milk, one quarter
cup of moluaes, one-half teaspoonful of
cinnamon, one-fourth teupoonful of nutmeg, one teaspoonful of salt, three-fourths
cup of brown sugar and two eggs. Fill
the pies and bake slowly, having the
oven hot ai first.
Plum Pudding.���One pint of chopped
suet, one and one-half pints of raisins and
currants,one and one-half cups of molaisea,
one and one-half cupa of milk, onc tea-
Bpoontul of aoda, one teaspoonful of salt,
two nutmegs, tliroo cg^s, one-half pound
of citron and (lour enough to make it stiff*
er than cake, Tie up in a oloth oi put in
a buttered mould aqri boil five hours.
Serve with a hard sauce.
Life iB real, life is earnest,
And the moments speed away,
In a manner far trio rapid
Wheu we havo u note to pay.
ho asserted, he declined to go abroad in the
service of tho Government as u spy. Ile
aays he was offered ��10 per week, twice as
muoh u he is now earning in New York.
Three men who left Kew York two
months ago to visit their families in Char*
pont, Armenia, returned here yesterday,
They say they were given just fifteen
minutes to greet their families and get out
again. There were forty others who had
left Providence, R. I,, for the samo place,
but thoy only got as far aa Alexandria,
when thoy put back on account of tho
terrible hardships thoy were made to encounter,
It waa reported in tho Armenian colony
in New York that a band of fifty students
under Gagunlan were nrrcHtod on tho
Russian frontier on their way to Armenia,
and were sent to tho mines of Siberia.
I nl-ino C��H Where Bath He uml tthe l.nrh
Wore 'I'm.
There waa   sorrow in that little home.
"I shall never forgive him! Never! Never 1" she cried.
Then she threw herself upon a divan aud
wept bitterly. There was a ring at the door
"Ah, my dear mother, it is you!" she exclaimed, as a woman of commanding presence entered the room.
"It is I," was thc anawer.
"Why do 1 find you weeping?"
"1 havo been cruelly treated hy the mnn
whom I had trusted���the man whom we
led���who led mo to the altar."
"Hu ho struck you ?"
"Worse !"
"Deserted you ? Loft you to face poverty alnne ?"
"Worse. He���ho asked mo to mend i. i
"And you?"
"I refused, And now���oh, horrors���I
cannot tell it,
"Speak my child, apeak."
"He hu worn my bicycle bloomorB down
to his oflice,
Neighborly Inter. **i In HU lli-lncs-Mat
ten ��r Hon-----* ami nirth Gathered
From HU bail)- Ki-eonl.
Iowa runa a free labor bureau.
Clergymen  have begun  a social   purity
crusade in Tacoma, Wash.
The James Lick monument, costing
$100,000, wus unveiled at San Francisco.
An alleged lock of hair of Napoleon wu
sold at auction in New York for $50.
Steve Rrodiegave a Thanksgiving dinner
to more th an (ito newsboys in Detroit, Mich.
Ttie largf st warehouse in the world is at
Louisville, Ky., and it will hold about 7,000
Au eminent Boston electrican declares
the common {.oplttr tree to be nature's
lightning rod.
Kliis Stiles, in jail at Falls City, Neb.,
for blowing up and burning the Dawson
Hunk, haa escaped.
John Heidt, uf Erie, Pa., accidentally
recoived a fatal stab, whilo fencing with his
brothe-, Charles.
The United States mint coined between
fivo aiul six millions of dollais in gold In
the month of October.
A conservative estimate of the total at-
tendeuco for lho six days at the New York
horse show Ib 70,000.
Alexander Bashaw, a Sprinfield, 111.
bar keeper, tried to kill his wife with a
knite and she shot him dead.
The Methodiala of the United States an
preparing to eleot a $6,000,000 University
in the suburbs of Waahingtou, D. C.
^ Miss Helen M. Gould and Miu Anna
Gould havo entered tho woman's law class
ofthe University of the City of New York.
James B. Corey, who ran for Governor
of Pennsylvania on tho promise that he
would serve for half the salary, received
10*1 votes.
The bust of Vice-President Stevenson
has received its finishing touches in Rome
and will soon be in ita place in the Senate
New York has six good tenement houses
for which all rent over enough to allow 4
per cent, dividend ia held in trust for the
The Boston Public Library is soon to
receive a copy of the laws nf Justinian,
which contains a supposed autograph of
William Shakespeare.
Mayor Pingree, of Detroit, says that the
olty should start municipal bakeries for the
purpose of selling threo loaves of bread to
the poor for five cents.
John Floyd, a colored carpenter of An*
gusta, Vi., haa named his four sons " Jay
Gould," " Vanderbilt," '**��� Rockefeller,
and " Phil Armour."
While Mr. and Mrs. August Miller were
doing chores on their farm, near Gettysburg, S. D., their house burned, ore-
mating their three young children.
Farmer Gibson, near Avona, Pa., hu
raised a family of thirteen squubee on one
vine, the smallest of which weighed 117
and the largest Ml J pounds.
Jetry Simpaon Bays he will leave Congress
a bankrupt, that he lias spont every dollar
he had, and all he has made, even going to
far as to mortgage his home.
When Daniel B. Levengood, of Potts-
town, Pa., died it was supposed that he wu
a poor man, but an old chest was found
among his effects which contained $'20,000,
James Whitcomb Riley has reached tha
pinnacle uf local fame. An Indianopolie
concern iias named a brand of cigars after
him���a ten cent straight at that.
It is believed in New York that then
will be a general transfer of patrolmen in
all parts of the city on January 1, though
no official announcement has yet been
A Bangor man bought a largo tract of
land in Maine for $160 Bome years ago, and
sold it to another man for $20,000, who
subsequently cut off $300,000 worth of
Bridgcville Del., has a net*ro giant. He
jb ti feet 7 J inches high and weighs 260
pounds. He can carry a barrel of flour in
each hand, and regards a400-pouod weight
on his shoulders us tight.
The Maennerchor Club, of Sharon, Pa.,
has brought suit against George Jones, of
Hrookfield, O., charging him with feeding
them wilh cat meat when they thought
that they were eating opossum.
Joseph Field, a jolly old farmer, who
dwells near Red Bank, N. J., did not
marry until ho was 75. His wife died
seven yearn later, leaving him three chil-
dreu, Mr. Field ii now a lively grand*
uther, at the age of 102.
Karl Bitter haB completed the model!
for iho heroic figures of Joan of Aro and
St. Louis that are to be placed at the entrance ot George W, Vanderhilt's house at
Asheville, N, U. The figures will be cut
in sandstone.
A Rhode Island man, it is said, uses a
mirror to ensnare fiah. The mirror is just
behind the bait, and whon the fish catches
Bight of both ho apparently sees another
tisli after the bait, and he hastens to gobble
it himself.
Florence Blythc-Hicklcy has virtually
come into possesion of the large estate
which contestants in the California court so
resolutely tried tu wrest trom her. Gener*
ally speaking, it ia worth from $4,000,000
to $5,000,000,
The first church building erected in this
country wan built by Protestants on Man*
hattan Island in 1028 by the Reformed Dutch
church. Tins organization still exists and
is the well-known Collegiate church of
Ncw York City.
Dr. George R. Fortifier of Camden, N. J.
died from piioumoniii, which bo contracted
liecause his throat und lungs had heen irritated by bristles from his tooth brush. The
bristles lodged iti his throat last March,
aud it was found lobe impossible to extract them.
Dr. II. T. Webster, ol Oakland, Cal.,
hu cured soveral cases of persistent snoring
by cutting nil tbo uvula an I toiiajll. When
theso organs are too large, and when relaxed in tdecping, the ii.t���H-*.' of air through
the mouth causes them to vibrate,andr.oise
Few Women Bald.
"Few women aro bald, and I never heard
of a bald-headed Indian. Tho headwear
of women tends to make their hair grow.
Indians wear no headgear except u they
became civilized. In my opinion nature
intended us to be bare* beaded. The ancients
wore light wraps around their head*. Then
iB no record that I know of which refers to
any headwear worn by Christ and his disciple**. I have been waiting for you to uk
me if men's hair would grow aa loug u
women's if the men did not spoil ite
growth by cutting it. I answer yes, provided tho disease/ ot which 1 apeak do not interfere to prevent. Singeing hair to prevent
its growth is a barber's humbug, atarted to
turn an extra quarter."
"What ts the proportion of bald mon to
bald women?"
"Fivo hundred to one. I havo uid in
a given time $19,000 worth of medicine to
raise hair. Of that amount $108 was paid
by women."
"Is Jinka a poet?" "No ; juat liar
timea ; couldn't raise enough money to hav
his hair cut,"
Frozen Air.
Air can lie frozen at a temperature of '296
degrees below zero, and the product, whioh
can bn handled and felt, burns.so to speak,
with its excessive cold. Frozen air can be
produced in any   quantity,   but its   cost,
I $600 a gallon, is likely to  proventn large
| bueiuess. THE WEEKLY NEWS, JANUARY 15, 1S95.
Pub:.-h��d   fcvery Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
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Uiriz^'l ai*:nt. Thi. paper ia k.pt
oa file in hi. offin..
Tuesday, Jin. 15, 1895,
The Imperial Privy Council has re*
versed the judgment of the supreme
court in ihe Manitoba school *ra**.e.
'Phis .' ��� < ��� lhe Roman Catholics tlie
1 .;;.* ol appeal 10 the Dominion government. Whether this 'will benefit
ihem remains to be seen One thing
ii uoticeable and that is the frequency
with which t-ur supreme court ii re
versed ;n cases of appeal
We notice that the Dominion I'rem-
ier h*, been knighted. We believe
this is usual] but we have very little
respect for V:ni<hih*>Ki in ihis country.
The Premier is a safe man and has
faithfully served his country, but as Sir
Mackenzie Bowell 'nf: teems to have
l��t a part of hi*, individuality. These
prefixes are a sort of ban*; we d'.n't
admire. A man of real dignity and
ability doesn't repjire any such arti-'.c'ial
We are ^lad to see a bill introduced
into thc legislature to regulate thc
police force, and place it more fully
under the control of thc supeiintendent.
We suppose when this bill becomes a
law .1-. i* i, sure to do that there will
be somewhat of a reorganization. New
blood is needed on the force, and
doubtless 11 will receive it. Provincial
officer I should be paid sufficiently to
t:ir'bl(: them to give all their time t"
llie sci vice, and there should be no
divided duty.
Thc ureal need of thc limes is f<r
Btiicler enforcement of ihu law. Why
should open and notorious gambling be
permitted? Why should liquor be allowed to be sold on Sunday a-i it no*
loriously isi' Why should a house of
ill repute be permitted to exist in our
midst ? Why should such a house be
permitted 10 sell intoxicating drinks
wilhout a license? There ii something
rotten in Denmark or these things
would nnt be permitted.
The attention of the Knvcrnmcnt is
called to the fact that wc have here a
population "f 2000 souls, and no place
to confine a drunken brawler. That
minor offenders arc allowed to go at
large because there is no jail in uhich
they can be incarcerated. In cornice
tion wiih this it is pertinent to en
quire as to what has become of llie
money placed in the estimates and
voted for a jail at Union lasl winter.
It i*> said we are tc have a stipendiary magistrate, and so far as that
Koe-. it is all right. !lut why is not
the ctmiinal law enforced here? And
why are wc not provided wilh a
Tin* Kood work of Dr. Park hurst has
resulted in showing ihe police force of
New York io be utterly currupt, and he
is light in insisting tha: thc superintendent of lhat force cunnoi be guiltless. It
ua-. hi*, doty to know whal was going
on, and no confidence can be placed
in a reorganized force with him at its
head. Doubtless Mayor Strong will
have the j-jnod sense to accept his resignation. But the work commenced
by Dr. I'.iiklunit is not likely to stop
here The legislature will be asked to
appoint a committee lo investigate the
oilier departments nf ihe city government of New York, and oilier sensa-
tiin. may follow.
Here is a new story about Jennie Lind.
and nobody ever heard a story of her
that ��as not sweet, ll was the p,n*ai
artist's lirsl appearance at Her Majesty's
Theatre that year, the year T-H4S. Her
Majesty was 10 be prev;enl, and it was
aho her lirst appearance since the famous
April loth of thai same year, the memorable Chartist day. Now, it happened
thai the Queen entered the royal bos just
as Jenny Lind stepped npon the siaRc
fiom the whins. Instantly a peifctt iu-
limit of acclamation burst from every
comer of the theatre. Jenny I.ind modestly (retired to the hack of the stage
waiti*.-* till the demonstration of loyalty
to the sovereign should subside. The
queen, refusing to appropriate to herself
Whal she imagined t,o be intended for the
artist, made nu acknowledgement. The
cheering continued, increased, grew over'
whelming, slill no acknowledgment either
from stage or thc royal box.- At length
llie situation having become emb.irra'.s-'
ing, Jenny Lind with ready tact ran forward to the foolliijhis and sang "Ond
Save the Queen !" which was caught tip
at the end ofthe solo hy -orchestra, chorus, and audience. The queen then came
to the front of her box and bowed.
Notable Women
T^* ro;u**ii-,aa ot fferit rrffaws in N"***
Yofk asmi Mootrtfti, tbd i*-*.*.-*- .> -j-, loft
r.u*�� fn*M the *,riisat rt-:*.-������: oi - "*.r
g*ser-ax-eat is dtfeaktm. Tie fjeeettr
Meat by canmumoaen ��h*Te****;r in --
:.u ii i�� ���>*������'��� pruioettve ol ft*.* btstst
writ* ���*���*'*- *���*-**��� Premie* Lu Beted  iriscly
ii if.:>aj*..-*-j ft ratuar* (frag BrtC.a
Cr��i4aiat* -.*..-.�� I.-.*- upUoi- oi either a*Attest. I; my b* mom ���;���.>- ���.^-.'.���,m ��a> -.������>
sett efm it, bnt ���beta ui payan --".--���
t-.t-i .*>: toi-ir iuArj bar Ita, *al r-t����n*
MM kij^ut, Ob t/.-s *&/.'��. - A BthitB '***���*'*
��� ui b* *. resciiuo, oca :r.���-. f*tc*>.** ������ill i-*-
rt*-iy to turn -md-*. from a n.ittcudIsfdj
B**Btt*A -.1 hy Um huodium ttsMMt, u> *
eawMsrion *;.>,::.**-! for ii.*; kaotra fto
buy of its tDftmhers. The <*p**tion td
Mittinswt ttioold te pat Msdu nd cnly
pfictioftl reiolit lo(,k��>i to. Ihi j-ej-wle
Mtbt w h* i. j Ic V> wuely elect w.e.r lo*
(-��. <::,*��, bat as *. m*t.tr of f-vr. tbtre
u t*. bfgt * 1-..J.*.:.'. which u oaik-ie to
nsaigi iu own ��:fi..'i i-icc**-��.-.iiy' w.-!
bar* tr.Mcfort, c*o It 1-e t*ipt':t*-j to tr.*-!*
kg* tr.e i^orv co-rIflic��t��'l I/:*.:*- af ���-
or,t.u nd coa-rnuaitj I If it "T-ri pMsitde
to elmiiUAbe tht word tltOWOt ftatt poll
tic?, (*oi*xi j*oTenaa.eot wi oM b* t*')'.
but It l�� thn eetf element wniih ii Wi*
ii.'-it ��e��*.e tod ��hich doe*, uhere po-uibk-,
oontr<>l pn'>iic nMdtt* ft.-.p.--:-...**��� * y in cities.
Th-; Ureer tbe city the more d-ui^er.
As Mr. D*vic's Bill tiuipiy g-ve* the oy
t.'-rj, and 1 *:.*i rj ���*. foroe UV city to *.!���[���
the cojimiB-iioLer syiu-io, vbat U the ob-
* .ction 1 Tne uopts *tfi ftbU U} govtrn
Uwmsetvst. it is nrged. If that ii so,
'.*r: they not be uftly Mt to deci-ie
abethsr tbey will have a n.i*,or and
board of aldermen or foor conjtui*jsio_er�� .
We supply the best ot
Bread. Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and FridaysandatUnion
every week day.
Wedding Cakes a SiJeclalty.
K.AU ....' 5t PaO kTtR
Society    Cards
J. A. Cathew
C H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, N.xary Pobfic Conveyancing
in all its branches. Office: Commercial St. Nana.mo.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor. Office in 2nd
fiat, Greer,'*, Iilo^k,  Nanaimo, li. C.
Will be in Union every Wedsciday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Yarwood & Young.
Ramblers, So'icitort,  &-      Ofl or
Rasion  and  Commercial   St.,   Na-
oatmo. U. C
Star of the ereoiog, stlf-ntly (-leamiag,
QlotV abonnis in thy tilvery ligbt-
Sansbine in betacy around thee ib ���weamin'r.
iiobiog in aplendsr tbe queen of the night.
Brightly thy beautiful feature* are beaming,
Floating away to thy regions of re��t;
Over ths tneadowi and iltiet thou rtrtttttn-
Kadiant sheens from thy gloriom treat.
.Softly thy rayi in the buu'b dying glories
Herald the glittering host* of '.r, .* t,isl.t,
Kuboing itill the eternitea' Bt*-rie&
Oi shioing creation, wbici- c**iu into light.
-Sweetly tbe smile of thy delicate graces
iSmues on the ages anear and afar,
Cheering the ipirits of all human races
With charms of tby glory, sweet evening
I.'i.iou, B. 0,
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Bast'jn Street      ���    Nanaimo B. C.
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes 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, Nanaimo
Dealer in Bicycles. Agent for Bradford Bicycle Co., H. P. (javis of Toronto
English Wheels, Beaston, Hnmbcr,
Rudge, New Howe and Whitworth. Will
sell on installment pl.tn or big discount
for cash. Farts sup| lied ��� Repairing a
For some reason ( unknown to the wisest
of men ) a popular delndon which threaten
our people with annihilation prevails to an
alarming extent. 1 refer tu " baching " a��
practiced by many promising young men.
These young fellows ( -who are certainly not
so brave ai their fathers vere ) seem to be
afraid of the fair daught-j's of Canada, and
blu-h and retreat before theoi in helpless
eon fa nion.
Whatever may lie their fears, we see no
reason why they should live nuch loveless
lives, and pine away among pot. and kettles, dish water and darning needles, like
awkward boys wishing inotner would oome
home to set things straight.
Their caie is truly pUiful ond it in a sad
thing for tbem that leap-year docs not come
Perhaps they are not cowardly, since
they would rather face a dark, cold kennel,
than a bright smiling young wife, with a
clean house and Hupper ready at the end of
the day. But if this be courage it muse be
misapplied, for true courage at-vays Bees
Momotmng bright to be gained hy the eon*
flict; whereas, nothing hut dt-np-dr stand*
Imf'Te tbe man who lives alone, livin only
half a man to say the least; and his poor
nUrved soul grows so dead to the love of
home, that he only lives as a wizened up
old crank, wbo bas nii*-aed tbe way of a true
man, and gropes ab-JUt in the wilderueiis of
a lost hope, and grumbles about the neighboring wives, giggling girls, aud women in
general. He hears the sweet mui-ic of infant voice* only as torture; and the bright
faces of happy boys and girls haunt him as
a tantalizing apparition; whi'e tha Bwee>-
smiles uf the " lona ago " trouble bis dreary
daya and sleepless mghta. Poor wretch !
He wanders among tbe fruits and dowers
of life with neither appetite nor clear eyesight, and dies moaning as the long-caved
hermit, unloving, unloved, and alone.
Assesment Act and Provincial
Revenue Tax.
Notice ii hereby given, in aooordance
with thi* Statutes, that Provincial Revenue
Tax and all Taxes levied under the Asu-u-
immt Act aro now due for the year 1895.
All of the above named Taxes collectible
within the Oomox, Nelion, Newcastle,
Denman Island and Hornby Island
Divisions of th*> District af Oomox are
payable at my office.
AsscBSLd Taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz;���
ir paid on or before June 30th 189(3
Provincial Revenue, $3 per capita,
One-half of oue per cent, on R--al Property
Two pur cunt, on Wild Lind,
One-third of one per cent, on Pers. Prop,,
One-half of oue per oeot. on Income
If paid after June 30th 1895
Two thirds of one por ce*tt. on RimI Prop.
Two nnd one half p.r cent, on Wild Linn,
One-half of one per cent, on Peri. Prop'y,
Three-fourths of one per cent, on Income.
Comox, B.C.. W.B.ANOKlu-.n*-*.
Jan. 2nd '1)5.        Assessor and Culctr.
All persons driving over thc wharf or
bridges in Comox district faster tb.in a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
WK will Mnd t<>" by mall for 33
��� crmtH��11 rotts plitstor, or six
for list for rollet of-palui In bock
or chusl.
C. It, liownn. druggi-it,
���r. John-ion St.,
Viotoria, B.C.
1-TOT^.B 2" -P^-BLIC.
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance,
��� K.EJLL    S3TATE-
R. B. Anderson,
Practical   Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals   and
Gunsmithing ancl   Tin   Work
Dingwall Building.
Co"-**ox, B. C.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
Menzie k McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General    Blacksmiths.
Bring on Your Work.
5    ��
��� 3
���=*H      3
cd   cm
3    5
ot Clocks, Watches, Booka
and stationery.
T. D. McLean
���: JEWELER :~
1.0. O. F_ Xo .11
Un :- L��!ge. 1. O. O. F.. mte'.i t.er.
Frcay .,itt: a: 8 o'cio:*. VislinK bre'.h-
:e:. c_.:d:a.:v  r..:'.ce! :���- *: --'-.--
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram L��.,-t Nou A.F i A.M.,B.C.k
Co..r.--;iy B. C.
L.:d.$e n;ee".i on .-.;���:> Saturday on cr
:-���   -���: '.:    :'.    *���' '.he :r.o, 7.
VJ5i:io^ Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
- Secretary.
C. O. O. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. ieo, C. O-
,'. r "'.ter in the old North Comox
>ch,��,i home every second M >nday al *>
r>. m    Yi.iiing brethren cord'uiiy invited
:���   -���:::.:
I. B. Bennell. tec
Christmas Comes BUI Once A Ylffi
As this o-sv and festive season comes around the question natur.lly arises ���\\ h.tt
shall I give my several friends as Xmas presents this year?'* Now that's the ("toint <**���
actlv where we come in and help you���\Ve are here to give you suggestion and wuh
the immense variety we are showing this season it is an utter imposibiiity to not pet
"Just the verv thing vou wanted". Of course you will���in confidence���let us know il us
for vour 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 Xr.as tables.
49 Commerci.il St, Nanaimo,   B. C.
Nanaimo   Saw  Mil
��� and ���
Sash and  Door Factory
Gnmbeiland Meat Market
A lUfUm. PnM, Mul Si.. POBOX��V Tel. t��
Nanaimo \\ C.
A complete s:��ck of Kouph and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles, '
Laths,   Pickets,   Uoors,   Windows and i
Blinds, Moulding, Scroti sawing, Turning t
and all kind** of wood rir.ishiiik- furnished
Cedar,     Wbiie   Pme.     Redwood.
All orders accompanied * iUiCash prompt
ly txr.d carefully attended to.
.Steamer Estell
Harbor and cntside towin-g done at reason
able ra;e?.
H, J, ��hBobald,
House and Sip Painter,
Pa ���   ��� ">     *ng, Kal om ling
and   Do-orating.
GnAlR   ���     A SPECIALITY.
AU Orders Promptly Attended to
Union., B. C.
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jo in
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamw JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS as piuaengera
and freight miy offer
���Loavo Victoria, TUBBday, T a. m.
"   Kanalmo for Comox, Wodncaday, 7 a. ni
[.oare Comox forNnna'mo,      Prldnys, "a.m.
Nnimilno fur Victoria    Satardoy, 7i.m
Leave Tor Valdes bland one. each mouth
For freight or state  rooms  apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Stora street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Ry.
Time  Table  No.   22,
To take effeet at 8.00 a. m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1st, 1695.    Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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'iS    |   .>-<-<*��i'��)*i*-*-'*i''-*-i''<)i'<'
111   [-<n,w,...M..i.iJ
On Baturdaya and Sundaye
lit!turn Ticknte will bo inmioil botwnon nil
l����ittLn for a faro and a quartor, K-'od for re*
turn not later than Monday.
llntnrn Tlt*kftn for ono nn l a hnlf ordinnry
faro mny ho puruhnHod dally to all iminii,
l*ood for soven days, Includlni* day of Ibsuu
No Itoturn Tlokota Issued fnr a faro and u
qunrter whoro the sin-flo faro la twonty-Hvc
Through rnloB botwoon ViotoriaandComnx
MlloaRo andComiiiutatlnnTlokoUicnn bo <h
Uliiedonap|illcationU>Ticket Agm-t. Vioturlit
l>unoan'sand WellinKton Stations.
Prosidcnl. Qon'l Supt.
Hon. Fremhi. and PassonRor A��t.
These stoves we spid by
Grant Sf McGregor.
Fresh Meat. Hams and Bacon I
All Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce,
Orders frnm surrounding coun
try promptly filled
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
Stage and Livery,
C OURTElsr AY, B. c.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hani',
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done,  ,'.
Waverly X
X House;
uisrioisr, b c
This  Magniliccni   Hotel   Building
Is Now Opened lor the Reception ot Guests.
Fines: Appointments.
Best. Table, splendid '"flmple
Hooms   and   Reasonable   Rates
Every Convenience for Miner..
A. Linasay, Lessee.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay, is. c.
��, Sharp,  Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacilic Coast, and is situated at
die mouth of the Courienay River, between Union and the large fanning settlement of Comox,
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
lirge game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with thc hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
ind 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.
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
���      Masifactikkk or
Sarsaparalla. Chnmpagne Cider, Iron Phosphate, and Syrup..
Bottler  of Different  Brand,  of   Lager Beer,   tjteam Beer  and  Porter.
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
Hides, Tallow, Pelts, Wool. Etc.,
jas. McMillan & co.;;;;
MAtN HOUSE: 20O to 9,12 Pint Ave. N,    ' MliOpskin
MINNEAPOLIS    MINN.       I Tannoty.
Goods bought right out; no commission; Mr selection; immediate returns. Shipping tags furnished upon request NO DUTY on aay goods
we handle.
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick.
Union, B.C.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B. C.   ���
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
T&. J. HMBT,
P. 0. Addpflsn: Mt. Pleasant, V*u**e<mver, B.C.
Kino Stock of Upland drown Fruit And Orna*
niiiiitul troos, I'lanta, Vlnea, * liruba, Ruaes,
Dulta, nic.
Booi, Ileo-hlvcf- and llou Riinpllon for flnlo*
alwi, Affrlfluttiiral ImplomonU. I deal fur
Cat-h only and tjuoto -oIsho prlcoi. Hand ftir
The Famous
mi k stw St. Jftmos
Suits to order
from $13.00. PnntS
$3.00.     Soiul     for
Prompt Hcliveiy.
Gold House, Vancouver, is our special .it-em.
Sincerely Youra,
DouiNioK Pasta Ca
Tholonding* hotel ia Coniox district.
New and handsomely furnished.
Excellent hunting1 and fishing* close
to town. Tourists csn depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
fi. 6, LEIGHTON.
At the Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoe-
in a specialty
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. Mountc, l'rnprs.
Funeral Directors and Emrai.mers
Graduatoa of tho OrlontAl.Kurflka,
and United 8UU. Collogn of Km.
bulmii.K ~-r~.���""*\
Nanaimo, B. C.
Iron BedBtoadg^,.^
*-**���*, s
These goods are sold by
Grant & McGregor.


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