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NO. i34* UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, JUNE, 4, 1895.      $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
I   WILL   NOT   BE   UNDERSOLD.
Hur cannot sell goods at cost on credit* consequently
on and after April ist I will do business on the CASH
SYSTEM, and my pricks are:
ED   ROCK.
S*****No Skimping in Weights and Mc:iSure��'*R"J at the
GTJ3s/L~11I.-ITjA.1<TJD     STORE.
JAMES McKIM, Union,RC.Mar.2o,i895.
THE   NEW   ENGLAND
RESTAURANT
Tha Best MeeJs on the Con t for 26 Cen s.
Elegantly Futnishad   Rooms in   Connection.
Special rate.*, madu for monthly boarders, This is the best
place for working men. Good wash house, All the cooking
is done  by   while   men.    Come   one  come all, we still have
PLENTY   OF   ROOM.
i-sbb Union, B. G.��
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
FJRTJIT A. SPECIALTY.
TOBACCOS
imported and  Domestic Cigars.    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Tbe Above Stores Adjoin, Wiiere Everything of ttio Beet in their Respective
lines will be found.
A. IV. Mclntyre  Prop.
Thomas Ci Morgan
thf: fashionable tailor
D-CT2TKTE    BXjOCI-"*"
OOMOX     SAW     MILL
Courtenay*  B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
u:r,q,tt:eia'r,t   bros.
WARNINO.
All persons driving over thc wharf or
bridges in Comox district luster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
law.
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
I
JAMES ABRAMS.
Notary Public.
Agent tor the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix ot
Harttord.	
Agent tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Asso-    .
elation ot Toronto	
Union, Bic.
SUOMOX BAY STORt-S
�� Comox, B. 0. ffl
���Jj    Choice  Family Groceries,    K
S    Also Flour, Feed, Etc., at   ft
|       LOWEST CA����H PRICE.        jjjj
��   A. W. RENNISON, Mgr
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MINER   KILLED.
Nanaimo, June 3.���Thos. Wellsby, a
well known miner of Wellington, met
with a terrible end Saturday morning
He'was'crossing thc E. & N. Ry. trestle,
over Millstrciim, when taken suddenly
giddy, he fell fonvard into the stream, a
distance of about 70 feet and was drowned. Deceased was a native of Lancashire, England. He leaves a wife and
nine children.
TERRIBLE NEWS.
The SS. Collma Goes Down With
All on Board.-Hesult of the Derby
hace - Japan May Have to Fight
Hussln-saxon Blood is Split, and
the British Lion Shows his I es h
-Plenty of Sealskins Tai<en outside of Alaskan Waters-Minor
tvents.
TH3  r-OLUCA WRECK.
June t.���Dispatches frnm San Francisco gives particulars of the Wreck ot the
ss. Cnlima which sailed from that port
for Panama the 18th of Mny last, wilh 143
passengers, and crew numbering 70
hands. The Cnlima foundered off the
cnast ol Mexico on Monday last. The
gist of the dispatches received up to this
time is as follows: At about 8 o'clock
on the morning of the 271b inst., in Lit.
18.35 north and Long. 14 1.4 west, the
Steamer Cnlima struck a powerful south
east wind and was driven on a coral reef
and sank. A large hole was stove in her
side near the prow. Capt .J. F. Taylor,
after displaying masterly skill in the man
agement ofthe ship, was killed by the fall*
ing of one of the masts. The tirst pilot
aiul lirst engineer were also killed, and
soon after the steamer struck she went
down in 4.36 fathoms of water. Nearly
24 hours later the cnast line steamer, San
Juan, passed along and picked up sixteen
survivors -ind carried them into port.
Five others swam ashore, and five more
���three cabin and two saloon passengers
were subsequently rescued by the Gov't.
boat sent o-.it by llie Pacific Mail agent at
Marisen'ell. The total number drowned
by the Cnlima di-aster is n-nv known 10
be 187 persuns; number living 16. The
ship carried 213 persons, and to all np-
peur'uncc thes*; have all been drowned
wiih the exception of 26. The living will
be sent north as s mn as possible, ar.d 17
lia��e already taken passage for S.m Francisco. Thc- accident is the must frightful
loss of life which lias ever occurred in
Mexican waters. The Coliina is a com
plete Wis---, unless sonic of the* cargo can
be recovered by diver.-, which wiil probably be a'temptcd.
EASTERN WAR RUMOURS.
London, May 29.���A special dispatch
to the Ha'l Mull Gazette pnbli Led this afternoon from its correspondent ai Sluing
hai, says lhat alarming rumours are current at Shanghai that a renewal ol liostiii
ties is imminent. Viceroy i*f Formosa
is said 10 hive rebelled against the gov
eminent at I'ekin. The japs' ships are
reported to have cleared for action and
thc French ships at Formosa are also
said to have beep prepared for action.
In Addition, rumours of Russian iniervcn
tion arc current in Shanghai, and steamers have been ordered to Taitiseiv with
provisions, in view of the probability of
Russian hostility.
A SUCCESSFUL SPORT.
London, June I.���A London cable
announces Lord K.iseberry's good fortune
in winning England's great Derbv race,
the second year in succession, wiih Sir
Visli.
CABINET OFFICER DIES.
Washinotdn, D C, May 29.���Unit
ed Stales Secretary of State Gresham is
dead.
TEN YEARS FOR WILDE.
London, May 29.���Oscar Wilde has
been committed to ten years imprison,
ment, for having been found guilty of terrible charges preferred against him by
the Marquis of Quectisbcrry.
MCINNES  NOT GUILTY.
Victoria, May 29.-The trial of lawyer Mclnnes on the charge of compounding a qui lam suit against ex-police
magistrate, resulted in a verdict of not
guilty.
NEWFOUNDLAND RELIEVED.
Montreal, May 31.���The London
correspondent ol the Star cables that the
final contract was signed today for the
four per cent loan ol 550.000 pounds
sterling, to be issued forthwith to the
Newfoundland government.
SPEEDY TRIAL ELECTED.
Nanaimo. June i.���Louis W. Fau
quier, who was held for trial on the hear
ing before Bate, J.I', on a charge relating
to the land transaction between Dr. Law
rence, himself and CIS. Rabson, will elect
to take speedy trial. The case will prob
ably be heard by Judge Harrison.
Pcphee ^ )Vloofe
BENIRAL I1B0IUTS AND BUTCHERS
UU* ION & COURTENAy
Choicest Meats, Fresh Egg's ancl  Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc
THREE WARSHIPS SAIL,
Constantinople, may 31.��� Advices
received from Moos', state that the residence occupied by the French, liritish
and Russian envoys there, was forcibly
loitered by the Turkish gendarmes, who
attempted to arrest the servants of the en
voys. They used abusive language and
were expelled with difficulty. This news
coupled with the news from Jeddah that
thc liritish consul and vice consul, thc act
ing Russia consul and the French consular secretary were attacked and shot at
outside of the town, caused considerable
excitement in diplomatic circles. The
British vice consul was captured on Saturday and killed and the liritish consul
slightly wounded. Three British war
Fhips have been ordered to Jeddah, with
instructions to protect the lives of foreign
cts and investigate thc kil'ing ofthe Brit
ish vice consul, and tile wounding of
Other officers.
SEALERS HAPPY.
Victoria, May 30.���The ss. Victoria
which arrived today brought encouraging
news from the Victoria scalers on the
Japanese oast. Ten Vicioria scalers
are reported with a total catch of 6410
skins, aud 21 American schooners with a
tntal of 7443 ��kins. This is very good
news when it is taken into consideration
that schooners have all summer before
them. Owners are delighted wilh the
news.
SEDUCTION TRIAL.
Victoria. Junk i.���F.B.l'otls, former
ly of Nanaimo, has been committed for
trial on the charge of the seduction of a
15 year old gir1, Maggie Garripie, at Mis
siun City.
MRS. CHRISTIANSEN  DEAD.
Nanaimo, Junk 3.���Mrs, Christiansen, wife of Capt. James Christiansen, of
the Hoard of Films, died lasl night at 11
octock. Mrs. Christiansen had never
recovered from the shock caused by the
death of her son on the ill-fated   li.iiellc.
PRESBYTERIAN CHUROH.
Services next Sabbath as usual conducted by the pastor, Rev. D. Mclntyre,
in the hall. Morning, 11 a.m. Subject:
"The value ofa name." E* ening, 7 p.m.
Subject: "Temperance."
Sabbath school,*2 p.m. Bible class, 3
p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening, 7 30- '
RUSSIAN DIN.
A Russian Finn created a terrible noise
Friday ni'hi, or was it Saturday morning? lie had been associating for hums
with a black bottle and both had suffered
severely. Ile rent the air with liis un-
earthly howls, tore off his clothes until not
as much remained on as a fashionable na
live Hawaiian usually wears. Then he
threw himself down on the ground ( dry
as himself) and struck out for a swim.
Thinking he needed some water a pail of
aqueous fluid was brought and thrown
over him, and as he did not seem to make
headw-ay it was thought necessary to get
up a little steam; and so, mistaking his
long flowing beard for dry brush, .1 lighted match was applied. By a great effort
the flames were smothered, but not until
the major part of them were gnne and
one ear partly cooked. It would have
been much better to have notified thc policeman who would doubtless have provided him quarters in an apartment sometimes used as a morgue, where he would j
at least have made less of an exhibition
of himself. It wouldn't hurt some of his
tormentors, if they were given a berth at
the same convenient place.
UNION SHIPPING.
The str. Mineola left Thursday for port
Los Angeles with 3400 tons of coal fort
the Southern Pacific railway.
��� The str. Kahukui left with' 1350 tons of
coal for San Francisco in transit for Hon
olulu. This steamer was formerly the
Scandinavian, of the Anchor line, and one
of thc first iron boats that ever crossed
the Atlantic.    She is 44 years old.
The City of Everett left Monday [ yesterday ) for San Francisco with 4,000 tons
of coal for the Southern Pacific.
The U. S. str. Albatross left Monday
for Bering Sea with the lish commission..
She called ft Union Day for fuel, taking
115 tons The Commission will proceed
across to the Siberian Coast to collect spe
cimens of deep sea fish for 'he Smithsonian Institute at Washington, D.C
The San Mateo arrived yesterday
( Monday) and will leave Wednesday for
pert Los Angeles with 4,500, tons of coal
for the Southern Pacific.
On the 29th May the tug Tepic and
scow took 117 tons of Coniox coal, 241
tons of wash nut coal, and 22 tons nf coke
for the C. I'. R. and the Sugar Refinery.
The lug' Falcon and scow ttink 154 tons
of wash nut cnal for the North-western
steamship company at Victoria.
The tug Daisy and scow took 166 tons
of wash nut c lal consigned to C. I'eabody,
Vicioria.
The str. Dunsmuir on Friday look 44
tons of wash nut coal and 12 tons of Comox coal for Gllly and Rogers, New West
minster. The Dunsmuir brought to
Union wharf 54 tons of hay for the Union
Colliery Co.
The'government str, Quadra, nn Friday luok fur the Dominion Government
139 Inns of Comnx coal.
The Mineola will be due next Thursday.
EXCURSION AND CONCERT.
The cninbin��d excursion a ' concert
promises t" excite the greatest interest
and to he one of the most pleasurable affairs in the history of this section. It will
lake place on Thursday evening, the 13th
instant, and consist of ( 1 )
A Railway Run;.
From Union��� leaving at 5.30 p. in.���
to Union 11 half; ( 2 )
A Steamboat Ridk.
From Coniox Hay (leaving at 6 p. m. )
to Union wharf, and from there to Denman Island wharf; and then (3)
A Wagon Ride.
From Denman Island uhaiftnthc Hall;
and at thc Hall there will be (4)a most
unique and^-
Choice Concert.
At which uill appear the great negrrt
banjnist.   During the evening there will
be refreshments in  abundance, and this
will be followed bv (5)
A Dance.
The return will be through the aame
mazy changes, and delightful ways as the
journey over.
And for all���railway ride, steamboat
ride, wagon ride, concert, dance, and refreshments-mil> 75 cts. will be charged,
and this will be given in aid ofthe hospital.
Recapitulation.
Cars leave Union for the wharf at 5.30
p.m., sharp.
SS. Joan leaves Comox Bay at 6 p. m.
sharp for Union wharf, where the entire
parly will proceed to Denman Island
wharf. Carriages will be in wailing to
convey excursionists to Hall, where concert and dance will take place. Tickets
including everything, 75 cents. Cars put
in order specially for the occasion.
HOSPITAL BOARD MEETING.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Directors of the Union and Cnmox district hospital will take place next Friday
evening June 7th at 8 o't luck, at the i-flice
of Janies Abrams, President nf tlie Hoard.
J. li. McLean, Secretaiy.
J une 3rd. 1895. LADY ALYMER.
CHAPTER   IV.
A NEW   IDEA.
Lord Aylmer waa sitting alone in his library, smoking a cigarette, aud wondering
what answer Dick would bring him, when
he thunigM proper to oome again to give in
hia decision.
Be wai a handsome old mnn, not so very
old in years, but aged in wickedness. A
handsome man itill, with aquiline features,
a flushed (ace and a goodly crop of while,
early hair. Vour 6rst thought on looking
at h.*m wm, "What a charming old gentle*
tiinu I" your second, "What a pair of steely
���yes 1" your third, '-What a Mephistophc*
lu 1 Yea, without the shadow oi a doubt,
Lord Aylmer wu a wioked man, with a
bad heart filled to the brim, and running
over with all manner of evil.
They say, you know, that women novelist! always make their heroines all good,
till they are as insipid as the dummies in a
tailor's window; or else that they go tithe other extreme, and make their villains
auuh unmitigated villains that it is impoaai*
ble to find one single ray of virtue where*
with to redeem their character from its
inky pall of utter blackness. But let u.e
tell you that if all the women novelists who
write sioriei in the English language were
to concentrate their efforts upon the task
of trying to depict the villainy of Loid
Aylmer'a natural depravity, I am afraid
that in the end they would have to call in
the aid of their masculine confreres to adequately complete the portrait. For the
noble lord was all bad, thoroughly bad���
what up in the North country they cull
"bad, core through." Yet he had*a delightful manner when he chose, and in early
middle age had made a genuine love-match
with a beautiful young woman at least j
sixteen yeara younger than himself���a '
penniless ap well ae a beautiful young
woman, upon whom he had lavished so i
much love and attention that within three
months of hie marriage hia love had burned j
Itself out and was as dead as any dead;
volcano. A few weeka later, Lord Aylmer >
practically separated himaelf from hiB wife, [
although they continued to share the f
aame house, and he appeared before the
world as much as possible aa if no breach j
had ever been opened between them.
Not by Lord Aylmor's desire, this���oh 1 I
no, but because her ladyship had never been j
so genuinely in love with him aa he had
been with her, and waa moreover perfectly
ilive to the solid worldly advantages of j
heing Lord Aylmer'a wife, the mistress ot j
Aylmer'a Field and of the handsome town '
house iu Belgrave square.
" Of course, I know that there are others," she Baid iu reply to a dear friend, who
thought it her duty to open this young
wife's eyes, " aud, of course, I know that
Aylmer want* te get rid of me ; but I don't
mean to be got rid of, and I put up with j
the othera because I think doing so the
leafat of two evils. There is only one Lady
Aylmer, and the ia a atrong aud healthy
young woman, who means to be Lady Aylmer for nt least fifty yeara longer. Yes, 11
know, my dear, all that you feel about it. '
1 quite appreciate your .feeling toward me,
01), yea ! it was your duty to tell me, but I
am not going to cut myself out of all that
makes life worth living, just to oblige a
husband who haa got tired of me in three
months.1' |
To thia decision Lady Aiymer had from
that time forward kept most rigidly. Ae
far aa her husband wan concerned, nothing
seemed to annoy her, and whenever she
wished to do so and con<leacended to iry to
get her own way by means of a little Battery, she generally succeeded; and now that
Lord Aylmer had got into the "sixties," she
was simply a stately, even-tempered, iron*,
willed and exceedingly healthy woman, who '
looked u if Bhe meant to live to bi ninety.
It was partly on the subject of hia wife's
extreme healthiness that Lord Aylmer waH
thinking that morning as he smoked hia
cigarette and tried to as-sure himself that
the twinges in his left foot were merely a
sign of a coming shower and uothiug in the
world to do with gout at all. And juat aa a
worse twinge than usual made him wince
and shiver, the door opened gently aud a
man-servant made his appearance.
"Mr. Aylmer is here, my lord," he said,
"Will jour lordship see him?"
"Certainly, of course," exclaimed his
lordship.    "Show him here at once,"
The man retired, and in a minute or two
returned with Dick, who said "Good-
morning" to his uncle with an air of cheerful civility.
"U'gh ["granted the old lord, "morning.
Well r
"Well, sir," said Dick, " I have thought
the matter over, and although I have not
and never have had any wiah to go to India,
I have decided that it will be best for me to
accept tlie appointment you were good
enough to gut fur me,
"Oh 1���er, I'm glad you'vo come tc your
Hcnacs ut last,*' said the old lord a shade
moro trrncimiHly. "Well, you had better
go ami aee lUrry Boynton about it���that
will be ibe huat. And then you'll have to
aet your afTaira put in order, make your
will and all that." ���
"I have made my will," said Diek, j
promptly, "aUbnugh it's true I haven't ;
very muoh to make It for*"
"Ah I that's good���those thinga ought
alwayB to iin done before they are wanted.
By 'he bye, Dick, aro you hard up or anything of that kind?" Do you want any
money ?"
"No, air, thanks. I could do with a
hundred or two, of course���who couldn't!
But I am not in debt or anything of that
sort,"
The old lord caressed his white mustache and looked at hia heir with a aort of
comical wonder, "Ton my soul I" he remarked, "1 can't teli how you do it,1
"Bht" said Dick, uot understanding,
���and in fact not interested in his uncle's
thoughts.
"Well, how do you do it? Expensive
regiment���flat in Palaoe Mansions���Riviera, ttPd all the re?t."
Dick shrugged bia shoulders, "Well*
sir, 1 don't owe a penny iu the world, .' g ve
von my wocd."
"��4h I    M��.   Harris  mast be a  young
lady of very moderate desires," said Lord
Aylmer, lighting another cigarette, "Have
one ?"
"No, thank vou, air," returned Diok.
"And what witl become of Mrs. Harrie
when you are eone to India, eh ?" the old
man asked with a great uir of interest.
"Well, sir, said Dick, "I alwayB make it
a rule never to talk about my friends'
private a-'aira, even wheu 1 happen to
kuow thei'. "
"You won't tell me," Lord Aylmer chuckled. "Oh, very well, very woll, never
mind. I can take a hint as well aB anybody."
"When it suits your purpose," Dick's
thoughts ran, as he wu toned the haudsome,
wioked old face.
Thru he got up from his ohair. " If you
don't want me any longer, Bir, I shall go
am) pay my respects to the lady. By*thc
bye, I hope you are leaa anxious about her
than yon were a short time ago."
Lord Aiymer jumped up in a fury and
Stamped hiB gouly foot hard upon the
floor. " Damme," he cried, ** that woman
ta like an iudian-rub* er ball, aud as bard
as nails iuto the hei gain,"
" Then Bhe is better*," said Dick, with
an air of profound and anxious interest.
" Better 1" Damme," the old savage
cried,"she's outrageously well,air. Damme,
her   healthiness   ia positively aggresive."
" But that muBt be a great relief to your
mind, sir,'' aaid Dick with perfeot gravity,
" Belief!" tbe othei echoed, then seemed to recollect himself a little. "Ah I
yes, yes, of course���to be sure. Well, go
and see her. I dare aay you will find her
in the boudoir."
Dick felt himself dismissed with a wave
of the old lord's band, and being never
very anxious to remain in hia presence, ho
betook himself away, and went to find her
ladyship. But Ludy Aiymer was not in
the bouse���had, in fact, been gone some
time before he reached it; so Dick jumped
into a cab and went b&ck to Palace Mansions to Dorothy, who met him with a uew
idea.
" Dick, darling," she said, " I know that
you are worrying about me, aud what I
shall do when ycu are gone aud I have
thought of something."
"Ves. Have you thought that, after all
it would be safe for you to go right out
and riBk everything?"
"No, because you do not go till September, and by then I shall have got very near
to the time. No, it is not that at all ; but
you will have leave until you Bail, won't
you ?"
"Yes."
"Then might we not to go sea for a
month. 1 am pining for a breath of sea air,
and it will be good for you, too."
"That is easy enough. Where shall we
go ? Tenby���or would you rather be nearer
to Qraveleigh,"
"We could not go to any of tin places
near Graveleigh,Dick���I should be meeting
people there."
"Ves ; hut we might go to Overstrand
or Cromer, or go down to one of the little
quiet places near Ramsgate, Why, if you
like, we might even go to Ramsgate or
Margate itaelf."
"I don't in the least care where!" Dorothy replied. But what 1 wanted to say
is ihis���you remember my oousiu, Esther
Brand ?"
"I've heard you speak of her."
"Well, when you are gone, would you let
me write to her and ask her to come and
Btay with me till lam ready to come after
you ? She is youug aud kind, and I am
very fond of her, and altogether it would
be very dili'erent for me than if I had nobody except Barbara."
"My dearest, you shall do exactly aa you
think beat ahout that," Dick aaid, without
hesitation, "It is a good idea, and if she
iB uice and won't worry you about being
married in this way"	
"*-ihe won't kuow, dear," Dorothy oried,
"I shall ahow her my marriage-lines, and
say that you are gone, and that 1 am going
to join ynu aa soon as 1 cau."
"She will be sure to ask iny regiment."
"Not at all, Besides, you are going out
to an appointment, are you not?'
"Yes, true. Well, then, do as you
think best about it," he aaid. "Of course,
I shall be a t>reat deal easier in my mind,
and then she will be able to see you off, and
all that. Oh, yes, it will be a very good
thing in every way,*'
Dorothy elapped her hands together and
laughed quite joyously, "Oh, Dick, dear,"
she criod, "I'm ao glad you don't mind���I
feel quite brave about being left now. i do
wish, though, that you covld see Esther.
She is so tall and strong, very handsome,
smooth, dark hair and great dark eyes���
quite a girl who ought to be called Esther
or Olive. And then she has always been
rioh, and for five years she has' been absolutely her own mistress, aud has travelled
about everywhere."
"Won't ahe thioL it odd that you hava
never written to her all this time?"
"1 don't think so. Esther ii not a girl
who thanks yon for letters unless you have
something apeoial to say."
Dick put hie arm round his little wife's
waiat. " And you have something very,
very apeoial to tell her, haven't you?" he
said tenderly, then oried with an uncontrollable burst of anguish, " Oh, my love
my love, you don't kuow���you will uever
know what it will cost me to go away aud
loavo you just now, when you will want,
me moet ot all."
" Never mind, Dick," she taid, bravely,
" I am not afraid.
Looking at her, he saw that ehe spoke
the truth and only the truth���her eves
met bin, clear and true, and the smile
which played about her sweet mouth was
not marrert by any expression of the agony
which ahe had suffered during the few
previous days. A week ago Hhe hail been
more Dick'a sweetheart than hie wife ; now
she was not only his wife, but had alao in
her eyea the proud light of motherhood���
"Filled was her soul with love, and the
dawn of an opening heaven,"
CHAPTER V.
ALONE,
Thet e ia no need tor me to tell of the
mouth wnich Dick and his wife passed
together at a at*cluded liUlo watering place
on nm Norfolk coast, nor of the scramble
which Di'k had at the last to get ready
for if appointed day oi sailing for the
e;i . . ���.�� H-**t it Is enough to any that
a ..- ,',i ���' t-izM'l p*.* ���������-.��� he tore hitmelf
awav. aud Dor ithy fouud herself left alone
in the pretty fiat,  face to face   with the
Boreet trial of her life,
A week  Wore she had written to her
cousin, Esther Brand, but she had had no
reply.    That had not surprised her much,
for   F,*,ther was a restless soul, never ao
happy aa when moving about from place to
plaee. Apart from that, London Is scarcely
the place to look for rich and idle people in
��� September, und Dorothy had addressed her
' le: ter to her cousin's hankers, knowing that
j it  would be  tbe surest and probably the
quickest wny of finding her.  Hut when Dick
. waa gone, Dorothy began to get very anx*
ions for a tetter from Eatlier, to watch for
j the post, and to  wonder impatiently what
; Esther oould possibly have done with her*
j self ami whether ahe bad got her letter or
not.    But for several daya there waa atill
I silence, and at last, just when Dorothy was
1 beginning to despair, it came,
"Here is your letter,MIbb Dorothy," cried
Barbara, hurrying into the room with it.
"Oh, Barbara!" Dorothy criod, excitedly.
In a moment she had torn it open and
was reading it aloud to Barbara. "Oh, it
is from Russia, Fancy Miss Brand being
j iu Russia, Uit'hara, and she wiya :
j "My Very Dear Little Dorothy :���So you
are married ! I cau hardly believe it���*iu-
1 deed, cilice having your letter thia morning,
I have beeu saving to myself over and over
again, 'Dorothy Strode ia married���little
Dorothy has got married,'andstill I do not
in the least realize it. So you are very
happy, of course, and yoti are going to have
a baby���that Is almost an 'of course' also
And your husband Inn got a good appointment in India which ho does not dare
to refuse, That looks like bread-and*cheeae
and kiaBes, my dear little cousin. However,
not that money makea any difference to
one's happiness, and ao long aa you love
him and he loves you nothing else mattera,
money leastof all. Butwhy, my dear, have
you waited so long before you told me of
your new ties ? I have wondered so often
where yon were and what had become of
you, aod about four mouths ago 1 wrote to
! the old house and had your letter returned
by a horrid young man, David Stevenaon,
whom I disliked always beyond measure,
He informed me that you had left immediately after dear auntie's death and that he
did not know your present addreBB. 1 felt
a little anxious about you, but eminently
relieved to find that you were evidently
not going to marry that detestable young
man, who is, I have no noubt, all that is
good and estimable and affluent, but whom,
as I aaid, I have never liked.
" Well, my dear child, you must let me
be god-mother to the baby when it comes,
that I may spend as much money over its
coral aud bells as I should have done over a
wedding gift to you.    As for coming to you
���my darling ohild, of course I shall eome
straight back, and help Barbara to make
up to you for the temporary  loss of your
; spouse.    1 gather from your letter that he
j ia all that ia good and  kind and brave, to
! say nothing of being handsome and loving
1 and true���you lucky little girl I
1    "Expect me wheu you  see  me,   dear,
which will be as soon as I can  possibly get
' myself to London,    If I were on the other
side of the frontier, 1 could pretty nearly
fix both day and time,   As it is, I can only
say tbat I will lose no time in  being with
you, and I will stick to you till I see you
Bale on board the P. and 0. steamer,
j    "My love   to Barbara���how she and I
1 will yarn together over the old place  and
the old days !���and muoh love to you, dear
little woman.    From your always affectionate
"ESTHER."
This letter in itself was enough to put
Dorothy into the wildest and gayest of
spirits, and Barbara was almoet as much
delighted ; for, truth to tell, the old servant had looked forward with no little dismay to the prospect of supporting ker loved
young n.istresB through her hour of lone*
liuess and trial, and was therefore greatly
relieved to find that the responsibility of
the situation would fall upon the strong
and capable shoulders of Miss Esther Brand
instead of lying upon her own weaker-ones.
"It is bo good and sweet and dear of
Esther," Dorothy repeated over and over
again. "Just like her to throw everything
else aside on the chance of being able to
do a good turn to some one in need. Now,
I don t feel half so nervous as I did,"
"Nor I," echoed Barbara speaking out of
her very heart; then she added/ with a significant smile : "Miss Esther never could
abide David Stevenson���neither could I."
Dorothy oould not help laughing, "Ah I
I tbink yon were all juat a little hard on
David. I didn't want to be Mrs. David, it
is true. But apart from that, 1 don't see
that there was so muoh amiss with him."
"H'm 1" remarked Barbara, with another
sniff, "perhapa not. But for all that, Miss
Dorothy���Ma'am,! should say���David Stevenson was a mean boy, and I never could
abide meauness in man, woman or ohild."
"He was most generous to me," said
Dorothy, with a sigh.
"Ves, to serve his own ends," said Barbara, sharply "You may take suoh generosity as that for me. Not that I was
speaking of that, ma'am, for I wasn't, but
of the time when David was a boy���a horrid boy, who thought nothing of stealing
the best apples ana letting another take
the blame of it."
"Oh, Barbara 1 Barber* I" oried Dorothy,
"you've got hold of a wrong story, Why,
1 know that onoe when David stole some
of Auntie's applea, and young Tom Merrt-
man got the blame, David came and told
Auntie himself."
" Yes ; and for why ?" demanded Barbara, with uncompromisingsternness. "Because I happened to have got the young
limb at it aud collared him before he could
get away. ' You are stealing Miss Dims-
dale's apples, David Stevenson, I said,
laying hold of him sudden-like ; ' and you
stole them other apples that Tom Merri-
man has been sacked for,' 'And what's
that to you, you old sneak V he asked.
��� Sneak or ao sneak,' said I, 'you'll turn
out your pockets to me, my fine gentleman;
and you'll go straight up to the house and
you'll tell MiaB Dimsdale that it was you
stole Ihe apples last week, And then you'll
go and rid* Tom M-arr(man's pardon for
having let him lie under your fault,' -That
I shan't,' say he. ' Then,' says I. ' I just
walks yen right off to Miss Dimsdale, aud
she'll see you with your pockets full, red-
handed es you are*. No,' says I, ' it's no
use to ttruggle, I've got you sate by the
arm!*, snd no i mean ^ keep you, whether
yon like ii or not. Ami if once Miaa Dims*
d'do know? the truth, do you know what
she'll do. David Stevenson !' saya I, *No,'
���ays he sulkily. * What?' * Sho'll never
stop -o thiuk that you're David Stevenaon,
of llolyiod,' 1 aays, ' but she'll just hand
yon otst to the const-able at one;, and I
den't think, my young gentleman,' I adds,
1 that Tom Merriman having got the sack
to fill your inside witb ill-gotten gooda
I'll help yon wuh the benoh in the very
least.'"
" Well, so I suppose he gave in," said
Dorothy, who was deeply interested.
"Well, of courae he bad to," returned
Barbara, with practical plainness ; "bat,
all the same, he never forgave me tor having
been the one lo get the better of him, and
never forgot it, not to tbe very last day
we were at the Hall. Ah 1 Miss Dorothy,
darling,if you had thought proper to marry
David SteveuHOn, you would have had to
do without me. He never'would have had
me abotft him, and I wouldn't have taken
service under his roof���no, i.ot to save myself from ending my daya in the workhouse."
"Barbara, Barbara 1" cried Dorothy,
chidiugly, "not for me?"
"Well if you bad put it in that way,
Misa Dorothy, you might huve got over
me," tho old woman answered,
But stay 1 1 think 1 ought to say here
that, although 1 have oilled her old in
many parts of tht i story, Baibara waB not,
and ���������mid not reu-onably be called an old
woman in the common acceptation of the
word, Sbe waa a year or ao over fifty, and
a very atrong, hale woman at that, and at
this time to Dorothy she was as a very rock
and tower of strength.
Well, by virtue of theletur from Esther
Brand and in the joy of expectation at her
comintr, Dorothy passed that day with
' quite u light heart, aud even Bat down to
! thu little piano aud sang one or two of the
' songs that Dick liked best. And then she
| went to bed and slept, leaving the door
| open between her room and Barbara's for
company and Bhe dreamed, aa she alwaya
| did, about Dick,
| Nor wan it a pleasant drenm. Sbe saw
! Dick on board of a large steamer, wearing
white olothes and a sailor hat, booking very
bronzed and happy. He was leaning over
the aide of the ship, with a oiparette in his
mouth, just as she had seen him many a
time, and by his side there stood a beautiful lady���not a girl like Dorothy herself,
but a beautiful woman of about thirty years
old, such a woman as Dorothy fancied her
old friend at home, Lady Jane Stuart,
might have been at that age. They seemed
to be talking earnestly together, and after
a time���such a loug time it seemed in her
dream���Diok took one of the lady's hands
and raised it to hia lips; then Bhe lau-hed
and said something, and Dick caught her to
him and kissed heron the lips. Immediately afterward, while Dorothy, wiih frozen
lips, was gazing at them, Dick turned his
head and looked ber full in the eyes with
the glance of an utter strauger.
With a shriek, Dorothy awoke���the sun
was streaming in at the sides of the window
blinds,and Barbara waa just comingthrough
the doorway with a little tray leering
Dorothy's early cup of tea,
"Uid 1 scream, Barbara ?" Dorothy gasp*
ed.
"A bit of a ory. What ailed you.ma'am?"
Barbara ashed.
"Oh! I was so frightened���I had such a
horrid dream about the maBter. I thought"���
But Dorothy did uot complete the sentence, for Barbara put out her baud with a
horrified look. "Nay, now, Miss Dorothy,
don't tell it. Whatever you do, don't tell
me."
"But why ?" cried Dorothy open-eyed,
"You should never tell a dream before
noon, Mias Dorothy," returned Barbara,
portentously.
"Oh!" exclaimed Dorothy, "isn't it
lucky?' She knew that Barbara was a great
believer in luck, and signs and omens.
"It's fatal, answered Barbara, solemnly,
whereat Dorothy burst out laughing and the
worst feeliug-t of dread with which she had
awakened passed away,
"I think," ahe said, after breakfast,when
Barbara was clearing the table, " that I
shall put on my hat and go up to ths High
Street; I cannot finish this till I get some
more lace ;" then she held it up and showed
it off to Barbara, "Isn't it sweet?" she ex*
claimed, with intense satisfaction.
"It's lovely," returned Barbara, who was
overjoyed at the prospect of a baby, "Then
do you wish me to go with you, ma'am, or
will you go alone?
"Do you want to go?" Dorothy asksd.
"Well, ma'am, to be honest, I don't. I
want to turn the room out for Miss Esther.
You see, she may come nearly as fast as her
letter, and I shouln't like to put her into a
dirty room."
"It can't be dirty, Barbara," oried Dorothy, laughing, " because nobody has ever
slept in iU"
���'Well, ma'am," Barbara retorted. ������ 1
can't say that I know a dirtier person than
Mr, Nobody���on the whole."
Dorothy laughed. "Well, then you evidently have a lot to do, and I would just as
soon go alone. So I will go soon, before I
get tired or the day gets hot;" for.although
September was half over, the weather just
then was most sultry and trying to those
not in the best of health.
She was soon ready, and went into ths
cozy kitchen to ask Barbara is there was
anything that she wanted, but she did not
happen to want anything at alb
"Do I look all right?1'Dorothy uked,
turning herself about.
"Yes, you look very sweet this morning,
Miss Dorothy," said Barbara. "I wish the
master oould see you this minute,"
"So do I," eohosd Dorothy, promptly.
"Well, he will see me soon enough, soon
enough.    Good*by, Barbara."
(TO BR CONTINUED.)
ENGLISH SPRING.
Ideal Weather Prevailing-London's Metamorphosis��� Shopkeepers' Complaint*.
A despatch from London says :���Ideal
spring weather has prsvailed during the
post week and London is looking its best.
The parks are crowded morning and afternoon, and everybody aeema to be enjoying
the ohange from the cold and fogs of winter to the sunshine of coming summer.
Thus ths season begins auspiciously, though
there is the usual stack of complaints from
tradesmen who grumble because the members of the Royal family intend to spend
but little time in town. Then, again, the
ahopkeepers are grumbling because the
Queen ie going to crowd two drawing-rooms
iti to a fortnight, for, in their opinions,
there oannot be too many publio displays,
and they have particular sympathy with
auoh events as Queen's drawing*rooms,
because, naturally, they are occasion for a
great display of finery and a consequent
expenditure of much money.
ROUND THE WHOLE WORLD
WHAT IS GOING ON IK THE   FOUR
CORNERS OF THE GLOBE.
Old   nmi Mew   World   EvenI* at  In'ere-tt
-Chronicled Briefly-Interesting Had
pen I ii j**, or Iti-mit Hate.
In Italy 30 persons out of 10,000 die by
tbe aBsasaia's knife.
To-day it coats -��187,500,000 per annum
to maintain  the peace of Europe,
The expenses of the Queou's household
are estimated at ��17*2,001) a year.
The use of blood as a curative agent is
said to be on the iuciease in Paris.
The Btnallest number of telegraphic mes<
aagea is sent in Norway, the largest in
Great Britain.
At the head of the '230 woman nurses in
the hospitals of Japan ia the Countess
Nere, wife of Admiral Nere.
Tho Algerian mountain, Dshebel Naibo,
ia alowly sinking. In the time of Caesar
it was 400 feet high ; now It is only 800.
The Pastor's College in connection with
Spurgeon's churoh lias sent out 0*21 persons
into the ministry ; 23 in the past year.
The Oraini family at Florence Is about)
to sue the Emperor of Austria to recover a
sum of money due to it ever since 1719.
Miss Braddon, the novelist, has lost her
husband, Mr. John Maxwell.    He   was a
Sublisher, and 25 years ago started Temple
ar.   ,
Robbing graves is the only crime under
Chinese law, for whioh the thief may bo
justly killed on the spot by anyone fiuding
Elizabeth Vierebe died recently in a
German village, aged 93. She bad been a
servant in one household for seventy-nine
years.
A wealthy English woman has married a
coloured man, who, previous to this union,
had made his living as a olog dancer, in
variety halls.
The Hudson Bay sales in London this
year of martin furs alone netted the company over 8200,000. Other gradea have
also brought advanced prices.
Abbeyleix, in Leinster, is troubled over
a venerable pauper ol 105, who, having
been a Protestant all his life, has now
concluded to become a Catholic.
The statistics issued by the syndicate of
silk merchants at Lyons show the production of raw silk in the world for 1893 to be
over 27,000,000 pounds.
Australia is the ouly country in the
world to which ruminating animals are not)
indigenous, and yet oattle and sheep of
various breeds thrive there amazingly.
Overland telegraphic communication be*
tween India and China has at last been
established by the junction of tho Burmese
and Chinese lines on the 16th of March,
The smallest race of human beings known
are the inhabitants of Andaman Islands.
Their average stature is 3 1-2 feet, and
few of them weigh more than -35 lbs.
M. Guzmen, a musical enthusiast, hai
left 50,000 francs to the city of Paris to
pay for musical entertainments for the
sick poor in hospitals and asylums.
The Czar is the moet comfortably fixed
financially, of any European monarch. He
has no civil liat, salary or allowance. He
just helps himself to all he needs, and the
treasurer's only duty is to see those needs
supplied.
State Councillor Joseph Kemp, who has
been nominated President of the Swiss
Confederation for the year 1S95, is the
first Conservative Catholic wbo has been
appointed to the highest office of the little
republic    He is 60 years of age.
Gallini, in bis " Travels in Africa," declares tbat the people of the west coast are
exceedingly fond of dancing. He once
tried to tire them out, but as long as he
could raise his hands to bis violin they
continued to dance, and he was forced to
desist.
Gen. Sommer, commanding an Austrian
brigade in Bosnia, has been experimenting
successfully with dogs for war purposes.
A hundred and fifty dogs bave been taught
to carry the mails into the mountains to
distances that oooupy tbem two or three
hours.
The Earl and Countess of Devon have
just celebrated their diamond wedding.
The Earl, who Is rector of Powdenham and
a prebendary of Exeter Cathedral, is one
of the most popular men in Devonshire,
and the Countess hai been unwearied in
good works,
Vincent Silva, a member of a baud of
robbers and assassins in New Mexico, killed his wife because he was afraid she would
betray him to the authorities. When he
boasted of his deed to some companions
they killed him and buried him in the
grave with his wite.
The Empress Dowager of Russia has a
jointure of $500,000 par annum, and a
palace in St. Petersburg, a country place
ami the villa Livadia, where the Czar died,
for life, all the establishments to be kept
up by the State, quite independent of her
income. The young daughters get $200,000
a year when they come of age.
The Austrian state railways are now
using liquid fuel. It is reported that the
results obtained from the Holden injectors
have been excellent in all respeats, particularly on account of the control the system
gives tbe firemen over the fire, and that
these injectors are to be adopted on the
engines ot the Metropolitan railway of Vienna*
Tbe Japanese speak backward, write
backward, read backward and-ivan think
backward, according to Kuropean notions,
wear white for mourning. The' post of
honor is at the left, not the right, of the
host. The best room is in tbe rear of the
house, not the front. They prepare to
enter a house by removing the shoes not
the hat. They tie their noises' heads to
the back end of the stall, and laugh at
funerals.
dacobiteB still exist in England. On the
30th of January, the anniversary of the
execution cf King Charles I,, they held a
,nemorial service and decorated his statue
at Charing Crosu with flowers. On a card
~m the inscription : " Remember, 0 King
and Martyi, we have not forgotten. God
save Queen Mary." *' Queen Mary " is the
niece of the last Duke ef Modena, wbo is
tbe oldest lineal descendant oi Ring
Charle- ' Kiel, nearly fi;*** years ago, before tbe
war betweeu the Duchies and Denmark,
was the principal port and city of the
Duchies, ohiotly famosa for its university.
But in J une QMt thn quiet city will see a
celebration, ou &e occasion of the opening
of the Baltic Caual, that witl heuoeforth
make it one of the famous towns of Europe.
The great canal which will then be opened
with imposing ceremonies waa begun June
3, IS--7, and waa recently completed at a
cost of |A7i440,000, It has been pronounced
tbe greatest piece of canal engineering
since the Suez Caual, and, like that, the
oocaaion of its opening will be made Historical Ofcr 25,000 sailors of all nationalities will participate in the exercises,
eveu France sending two of her best ironclads to represent heron this international
occasion.
It is in connection with the participation of France that most interest has been
aroused. The exiled Roeheforton hia re*
turn to France signalized the event by
criticising with his accustomed vigor and
directness the action of the government in
acoepting the invitation to he present at
Kiel in the oeremonies at the opening of
this new highway of commerce. Jules
Simon, on the contrary, in a reoent article
in the Paris Figaro, commends the action
of the government and improves the occasion to make an eloquent plea for peace.
As a leading member of the International
Peace Society, M, Simon's labors in behalf
of international arbitration as a means of
settling national disputes have added to
hia distinotion ai a stateman and writer
and his pen has uever been better employed
than on the present oooasion.
Iu contrast, also, to a prevailing notion
In Franco, M, Simon, who knows the Ger-
man emperor better, perheps, than any
other living statesman of France, is earnest
in his expression of his belief that Emperor
William sincerely desires peace and that he
has never lost an opportunity of acting in
furtherance of these wishes. Among other
things favoring the view of the German
emperor.M. Simon instances the exceptional courtesy with whioh he and the other
French delegates were treated at Berlin
five years ago, the telegram sent to Mme.
Carnot after the assassination of her husband, and the release of the Frenoh spies
Imprisoned at Gratz. Emperor William
has been steadily gaiuing the respect and
^ good will of his great European neighbors
the last few years and there are many faots
which tend to confirm M.Simon's view of him
as a wise and able sovereign, conscientiously discharging to the best of his abilities
his high duties in the interest ofthe empire
and of the peace of Europe, Tbe hearty
participation of France in the fete of peace
at Kiel next June will do much to strengthen the kindly feelings between the two
countries and prove that Chauvinism is no
longer dominant in France.
The completion and opening of the Baltio
Canal will make the old patriotic ditty of
" Sohles wig-Hols teiu, meerumsohlungea"
(sea-surrounded), something more than a
pontic rhapsody, and it will be difficult to
overestimate its importance in peace and
war to Germany. Had it not been that
Russia aud other European powers objected
so Germany's controlling tbe entrance to
the Baltic, Denmark would probably before
this have been merged in the German empire, Germany has, however, out the nar
row neoK of land and finds a ready outlet to
the German Ocean without asking leave of
Enrope. This new path of commerce
possesses also a historical interest and
association to England and America, which
will of itself render the Kiel celebration
interesting to all descendants of the Jutes.
Angles and Frisians,who sallied forth from
this region, conquered England and founded one of the greatest empires of anoient or
modern timea.
Women Cure a Wife-Beater.
Edward Tucker, a merchant of Port
fempa, Fla,, was taken from bis home the
other night and unmercifully whipped by
female white caps. Tucker has been in
the habit ef going home drunk and abusing
his wife. Some time ago he was warned
that he must treat his wife better or he
would be severely dealt with. Tucker
went home drunk and soon Mrs. Tucker
was heard screaming. Soon afterward a
Dumber of men entered Tucker's residence
and dragged him to the outskirts of town,
where a number of women wearing
white oaps were waiting, Tucker was
was stripped to the waist and tied to a
tree, Then the women, eaoh of whom was
armed with a rawhide, began to whip him,
Tucker's screams were heard a mile, When
the women finished the man's back looked
as if it had been knonted, The skin had
beon cut in dozens of places and blood was
streaming from the outs. Tucker promised
never to abuse his wife again. It is thought
that Bome of the most prominent women
of the place were engaged in the affair.
Not Open to an Engagement.
Mistress (a widow)���Well, Johnson, I'm
sorry you are going to leave us, but you're
-very fortunate in having' this money left
Q     (Pleasantly)   1   suppose   you'll   be
ing ��ut fora wife, now 1
Johnson   (the-   butler)���Well,    really,
ma'am, I fuel very much honored by what
you propote, but Va? ni** gaged to a young
worrju already.
Health Department.
Pure Water.
In determining the suitability of *��ater
for drinking purposes it is necessary, for
practical purposes, to ascertain not what
are its true constituents, but whether it
contains an excess of animal matter.
Of courae this rule applies only to the
��'soft" waters in general use, and not to
the "mineral" waters, which form a olass
by themselves. All "soft" waters, unless
they have been distilled, contain more or
less of the lower forms of animal and vegetable life. It is the presence of these that
gives the water its peculiar taste, just as
the peculiar taste of the so-called mineral
waters is due to the presence of different
minerals, like iron and sulphur, in solution.
These low forms of life are in themselves
of no particular detriment to the water, as
long as they temaiu healthy or are unmixed
with germs of disease. But if the water is
allowed to stand, or is contaminated by
foreign substances, it immediately assumes
a dangerous afpeot, owing to these same
low forms of matter, The greater their
number, the more dangerous does the
water finally become.
Thero are two general methods in vogue
for the purifying of water known to be
more or less polluted.
The first of these, filtration, ia employed usual'y where there are immeae quantities to be handled, as in the case of the
water supply of a oity. It cau be made as
thorough as is deaired by simply repeating the process, or by passing the water
through finer material ; and is generally
sufficiently effective.
In the household, however, this process
is not so practicable, partly for the Isok of
proper means, but more especially because,
the subject not being understood, the end
in view is defeated by the very measures
taken to seome It.
We have all noticed the little bags
of muslin whioh are often tied around the
ends of faucets, and mosl of us bave probably wondered what advantage was to be
gained from their use. All faucet-filters
are necessarily imperfect in their operation. It is possible, however, by boiling
the water, to destroy all source of danger
from any form nf animals life which may
be present.
By this method,to be sure, many of the
minerals whioh are of use will be separated
out but they will again bo taken np if the
water is allowed to cool in the same utensil
in which it has been heated. The water
should never be boiled for sny great length
of time, and should be kept oovered while
it is cooling.
Fainting Fits.
Many years ago, Bays Dr. Balfour, a
gentleman of 77 consulted me as to sever6
fainting fits to which he was liable, He
had been told by other consultants tha1
these attacks were due to fatty degenera*
tion of the heart, and that treatment would
be of no avail. I told the patient that
hearts supposed to be fatty were very often
only weak. The result of treatment was a
steady improvement in health and in power
of heartbeat, and the patient lived till 90
and did not then die of heart failure. This
ought 10 be good news to many who are in
the sere and yellow leaf. Moreover, tho
diagnosis of fatty heart Is almost impossible
during life. But numbers have weak hearts
that a coorse ot iron (alone, or with quinine),
and abundant exercise in the open air, with
a more generous diet, would entirely relieve.
The exercise must be kept up day after
day, at the same hour for a month or
months. Walking or the oyole is best, but
there must be no sprinting or straining going
up hill. Remember that the heart is a
muscular (organ, just like tbe biceps, and
can be stengthened in much the same way,
Disinfection  After Scarlet  Fever.
Experiments by Dr, William Gibson of
Campbeltown, Scotland, in disinfecting
scarlet fever patients so as to free them
from contagion before the process of des*
quamation is completed, havo resulted
successfully, according to ThePhlledelphia
Ledger. His method was to give a succession of three or four comfortably warm baths,
sometimes daily,at other times on alternate
days, using freely carbolic acid soap, and
washing the patient thoroughly from top to
toe. After each bath, except the last,
the patient was put back to the bed on whioh
he had lain with the diaeaae. After the
last bath he was taken into a olean room,
dressed with olothes free from infection,
and then allowed to mingle with the rest
of tbe family. In moet cases the body was
anointed daily with olive oil mixed with
some disinfectant. Patients with snch complications as otitis or ulcerated or suppurating throat were not subjeoted to the process.
No complications followed the cleansing
process in any oase, but convalescence
seemed tobe rather hastened than retarded.
Crocheted Insertion and Lace for
Bedspread.
To own a fancy bedspread is quite an
fait now-a*days; lor the guest chamber at
leas', one is quite indispensable. The
illustrations show a choice design to be
crocheted and made up with a stripe of
drawn-work or scrim, or if oae has a fancy
for color, some of the pretty linens embroidered with white Roman lions in an open
running pattern is quite effective. The
blue linen comes in the most delicate
shades, but it is well to he governed by
the decorations of the room in which it is
placed ; the stripes of any material employ,
ed ahould be twice the width of the insertion, as they will hold the bedspread in
shape better.
The same design  can also be used for a ! top of lud ���*,
bureau soarf, combined with white satin or   "in 2nd row,
Eighth row���3 oh, 4 d c, 16 oh, 4 d c, 2 d
c in apace, repeat fourth row.
Ninth row���;; ch, 3d c, 16 ch, 6 d c, 2d
c in apace, repeat- third row.
Tenth row���3 ch, 4 d 0, 16 ob, 8 d c, 2 d
0 in apace, repeat second row.
Eleventh row���Repeat first row.
For the onaiu rope running through the
long chains from the centre of the first 10
ch ; 9 ch,* fasten in the centre of fourth 16
ch : pasa needle uuder first and fourth 16
ch, 1 ch, fasten, bring needle out over
second llj ch, 0 ch, * repeat from ��� to * to
end of insertion on both sides.
UrB���Chain 30.
First row���3 oh, 3dc, 16 ch, 12 d 0, 2 ch,
2 d c, '2 ch, fasten in last st.
Second row���3 ch, 2 d 0 in first loop, 2
ch, fi d c in second loop, holding each d c
on the needle and drawing last slip st
through 5 d c, 2 ch, 10 d c on top of 12 d c,
IH ch, 3 d c in top of 3 d 0.
Third row���3 cli, 3 d c, 16 ch, 8 d 0 on
h, 5 d c in apace for rosette,
ch, a Bocond rosette in
OPIUM FIENBfi BF DBEfc    U
NOT HALF AS BLACK AS THEY HAVE
BEEN PAINTED.
n
moire ribbon ��� on. row of tlie insertion in j *""It "PMC- 2 oh' 2 *��� ��� ���-*������**���** ��P��*
the centre with a wi dlh of ribbon ou eaoh I . B*ou��h row-S oh, 2 do in lirat ip.ee, 2
..... , ,.       , ,  i oft, o a o for roiette, 0 ob. futen In centre
side, the lace sewed across the ends j a pale  of cl) on kgt row> ��� 'flh| K J c fflf ^"JJ jj
shade of aerise is striking and attractive, next spice, 2 ch, 6 d o on top of 8 d o, 16
especially if ecru thread is uaed ; to match   ob, 3 d o,
the scarf a cover fer a pincushion can be ;   . l'il.ih rowr? C>h* 3 * ��- I6 cb' * d c0D *��P
,   .    ., ..    , .   o* 0 d c, 2 ob, ���* d a tor rosette, 5 oh, fasten
made in the same manner, the lace sewed   in Mntre 0, flh ou ,Mt roWf -0'ch( f^lM *���
all around a square ot ribbon and insertion. ' next ch, 5 ch, 5 d o for rosette, 2 eh, 2 d o
Croohet is so much resorted to for making  In space.
dainty articles fcr the boudoir and bed- Sixth row���5eh, 2 d o m first space, 2 eh,
chamber, that one mnst be out of touch 5 d o for rosette, 4 oh, fasten in centre of
with the times not to posaeaa something ch in last row, 10 ch, fasten in next apace,
fashioned in its manifold devices. 10 oh, fasten in next space, 5 ch, 5 d c for
EDGE MR B1D6PBEAD.
Insertion���With the Glasgow Twilled
Lace Thread make 47 chain.
First row���3 oh, 3 d o, 16 ch, 12 d e, 2
ch, 12 d o, 16 sh, 4 d c.
Second row���3 oh, 4 d c, 16 ch, 10 d c, 2
oh, 6 d o for rosette, 2 oh, 10 d o, 16 eh, 3
dc.
Third row���3 d o, 16 oh, 8 d c, 2 oh, 5 d
c for rosette, 5 ch, 6 d o for rosette, 2 oh, S
d c, 16 ch, 4 d o.
Fourth row���3 oh, 4 d c, 16 ch, 6 d c, 2
ch, 6 d c for rosette, 10 ch, fasten in ch of
preceding row, 10 oh, 5 d e for rosette, 2
oh, 6 d c, 16 ch, 3 d o.
rosette, 2 ch, 2 d o on top of 4 d c, 16 ch, 3
d o.
Seventh row���3 oh, 3 d c, 16 oh, 2 d e on
top of 2 d c, 2 d c in first spaoe, 2 cb, 6 d c
fer rosette, 5 ch, fasten centre of ch in last
row, 10 cb, fasten in next space 6 oh, 5 d o
for rosette, 2 ch, 2 d c in last space.
Eighth row���5 ch, 2d ci n first space,2 ob,
6 d c for rosette, 5 oh, fasten in centre of
ob, 5 oh, 5 d o for rosette, 2 eh, 2 d c in
space, 4 d c on top of 4 d o, Ki ch, 3 d a.
Ninth row���3 eh, 3 d e, 16 ch, 6 d o in
top of 6 d c, 2 d c in space, 2 eh, 5 d c for
rosette in 1st space. 2 ch, 5 d o for rosette,
Perils or Football Playing.
The English football season is olosed and
the Westminster Gazette publishes ita
annual football " butcher's bill." Tho
" bill" shows that during the season thore
were twenty deaths from injuries received
on the football field and that over I ."in legs,
arms and collar Irenes were broken, besides
many cases of concussion of the brain or
spine, paralysis, knee caps split, peritonitis
and hundreds of minor oaaualitien.
Wood Pavement In London.
The new tower bridge is paved with the
wood of the eucalyptus tree from Australia,
The blocks are about the size of building
bricks and their top surface has beveled
edges, thuB affording horses a foothold.
They aro fastened together by means of
pegs put through them and fitted into corresponding holes in the adjoining blocks.
ThiB wood is a dark mahogany color, ia
very expensive, but heavy and durable. It
was laid according to the Duffy patent
ayatem with special machinery. Wood
ib replacing stone pavement in many of the
London streets, but in them it is laid in a
simpler and less costly manner.
INSERTION FOR BBMPREAB.
Fifth row���3 ah, 3 d o, 16 ch, 4 d c, 2 oh,
5 d o for rosette, 10 oh, fasten, 10 oh, fasten,
10 ch, 5 d o for rosette, repeat previous
row,
Sixth row���Repeat 4th row to 2 d c, 2
oh, 6 d o for rosette, 10 oh, fasten, repeat
four times, 6 d o for rosette, repeat begin*
ning of row.
Seventh row���3 ch, 3 d c, 16 oh, 2 d o in
top of 2 d c, 2 d o in space, 2 ch, repeat
fifth row.
in second space, 2 ch, 2 d o in next space.
Tenth row���5 ch, 2 d c in first space, 2
ch, 5 d c for rosette, 2 ch, 2 d o in space,
8d c, 16 ch 3 dc.
Eleventh row���Repeat first row.
For edge of lace���6 oh from first to second
loop and repeat to each 2 d cj on the return
row 6 s c in each space. Work the chain
rope aa directed for the insertion,���Toronto Ladies' Journal.
160 CASES OF TYPHOID. j a well gross contamination.
___ Dr.  Smith of the State Beard of Health
reported, as a result of his examination of
An Epidemic In Stamford,  Conn,, Traced .several samples of water taken from wells
loa Milkman's Well. iu West Waterside, where Blackham lives,
Thsre are 160 persons siok  with typhoid   *�������� *"* water �����"����� 'or drinking purposes
,    .  ,-, mil i    ' *nd dangerous to use.    Acting upon these
fever, in Stamford, Conn. There are also ; reporU Commo(-ore j, d. Smith, who ia a
twenty-four suspected cases. No special member of the Board ot Common Council,
attention was paid by the health authorities offered a resolution, whioh was immediate.
��    .l   a   a v a ���u~   *u��� ���i... ;���:���       ly passed, that these wells be filled up,
to the firat oaae., bnt when the phyaioian.    ***�� �����, ���,���,,���,,_ wnor, mMt ���, g^.
began to report typhoid fever patients to
Health Officer Hexamor at an alarming
rate, he at onco set about making a thorough
ham's customers live,  there is  hardly  a
family without one or more persons down
with   tho   dtBeaae.      Uaker   Frey    whose
,, ,, ,���. *������   bakery ia in the front part of his dwelling,
investigation.    He   immediately   sent for   ^ ^ .q ^ fa(n.,y*���r*out|y giok( Jj
Dr. Lindaley, Secretary of tho State Board j naB ^en compelled to give up business. By
of Health, and tho result of their inveati
gallons showed that all cases reported were
on the milk routo of Henry Blackham. The
oliicials concluded that impure milk was
the cause of the disease,
Blackham buys his milk from farmers although his wagon is lettered "Driver's
Own Dairy," but as these farmers also sell
their product to other persons, who wero
not reported sick, it was evident to the
health officers that the germs entered the
milk after Blackham had obtained it. His
premises were inspected and water, taken
from the well with whioh it was his custom
to cleanse his cans, was Bent to Prof. Bruden
of New York for analysis. He says that
the average of two samples, tho number
order of the Board of Health, Blackham
has delivered no milk for a week or more.
The first death was i hat of Bernard Greevy,
whioh occurred on Saturday afternoon.
Ther* are several well-known persom*
dangerously ill. The general health of the
city is exceptionally good, and now that
the health authorities tec) certain that t bey
have discovered the cause of the disease,
they think that they will be able to stop its
oourse.
One of His Minor Miseries.
Hold up your hands 1 sternly commanded
the footpad.
I'll throw up one of tbem, Baid the
sour-looking man, suiting the action to the
of living bacteria of various kinds in one ' word. If you want the other one up you'll
cubic centimetre is 69,060, and this number have to raise it yourself. I can't. Say,
of living germs would be reasonable in do you know of anything that's -food for
���ewer water or a cesspool, aud   indicate in    rheumatism ?
The   CoramIrtilere'*   Kfprtrt    WIU
Sad Rf Milan <��� ThuM* Fond or MtaHnc
Upeu ihe Awful HuvtiRcs of Che Um�����
Evil Kneels et Opium llave Been Creat-
ly Exaggerated.
The report of the Royal commiasion on
the use of opium, presented to the British
Parliament last week, will much astonish
many people, but it must be accepted as the
decisive verdict of truth and science upon
this vexed subject. The enquiry was conducted on a very great scale and the decision was practically unanimous. Ovor 720
witnesaaa were examined, including IM
called at the desire of the anti-Opium
society. Every oare wu taken to obtain
lepreseutative testimony and ths oonuniw-
sion record their conviction that the evidence forms trustworthy ground for the
conclusions reached. Upon this crucial
issue, whether the nso of opium, as habitually practiced in India, ia or is not io*
jurious, the commissioners relied to a great
degree en the statements of 161 medical
witnesses. The evidence of the dootors
in the service of the Government was
practically tmant-moae. It is corroborated
by other medioal men in private practice
aud by some medical iniasiouaries. The
medical witnesses who advocated prohioi*-*
tion were few; all of them wars more
opposed to the use of alcohol than to that
of opium.    The general effect of
THE HEMOAL TESTIMONY
is declared in tho report to be tbat " the
temperate uao of opium in India should be
vie veil in the same light as tlie temperate
use of alcohol in England. Opium is harm*
ful, harmless or even beneficial, according
to the measure and discretion with which
it is used."
That is the judgment of science upon
the actual couscquenoes of the opium habit.
The natives of India, on the whole, agree with
the dootors, but they attach greater value
to the drag than ncieuce directly warrants.
It is universally allowed that the excessive
consumption of opium is an evil, though an
evil of which the effects have beon grossly
exaggerated. Opium is largely taken as a
stimulant by those past middle age. they
use it, iu the striking phrase of oue of the
witiiessess, as a prop to a falling house. In
the opinion of the great majority the native
medical practitioners and representatives of
large influential classes, this employment
of the drug ie attended by beneficial
results. Opium eatera of fifteen to twenty
years' standing appeared before the commission. They believed the habit had done
them good. Their i-ppearauce and vigor
satisfied the commiaaloners at all.events
that it had done them
NO PRnCKPTlBLH HARM.
Opium is also uaed as an occasional stimulant in physical emergencies. It has
been issued by medical advice to trooje
engaged in fighting and road making
among the mountains of Sikkim. It is
taken occasionally by camel drivers who
work in the extremes of heat and oold that
prevail in tlm Rajuptena deserts. Many consumer in the Punjab use tha drag in tha
winter months only. Another striking faot
about the opium habit, is that it prevails
among some ot the most manly, hand
working, thrifty races of India. The
splendid Stkb soldiers and peasants, the
active Marward traders and Rajputs ara
among tbe opium esters. Opium is consumed in the native army and tbe witnesses say does no perceptible harm and is
often beneficial. Itis used among many
of tlie natives in the public service and in
the service of railroad oompauies, planters
and mill owners. The evidence of employers is all to the same effect. Distntsaals
for intemperance in the use of opium are
practically unknown. Opium, Sir Wm,
Roberts observes,' does not appear to beget
any specific disease. Opium eaters bear
surgioal operations as well as non-oonaum-
eia, and the manager of a large insurance
company said tbat aftor twenty years'
experience his company chaiged no extra
premium on the lives of moderate opium
eaters.
An Anecdote About Bismarck.
When he was a young man Bismarck was
fer some time an official reporter for one oi
tbe courts of justi **->. In those days his
temper sometimes got tbe better of him>
but, upon one occasion, at least, bis wit
saved him from disgrace. This was whon
questioning a witnesB. Tho latter made an
impudent retort, whereupon the embryo
Chancellor exclaimed, angrily, "It you are
uot moro respectful 1 sb-tii kick you oot ot
the room ! "Youug mau," said the Judge,
interrupting the proceedings- "I would
have you understand that tniu is a diguifiod
court of justice, and that it there im any
kicking to be done the court will do it 1 '
"Ah, you aes,'' Baid Bismarck to the wit-
neaa, "if you are not more respectful to
tne the court wiil kick you out of the room.
Su be careful, very careful, sir."
The World's Coll'ee Consumption.
The following figures ahow 'lie consump*
tion of coffee throughout tbe principal
couutrica of tho world during 189-i ������
Baga of 132 pounds
each.
United States 4.876,000
Germany 2,025,i*>0
Franco 1,030,000
Austria and Hungary     525,000
Belgium     410,000
Holland     426,000
England     230,000
Sweden     190,000
Russia    26U.0O0
Italy    246,000
Turkey and Levant     205,000
M. de liluwit/, says there ia a general
change in Frenoh minds towards Germany.
The hatred seems to be dying out,
From Venice'-omes the announcement tbat
the bodies in the old Protestant ctinetr-*,
where many. Americans and Ki-gliihtnen
are buried, are to be removed to the new
municipal cemetery. THE WEEKLY NEWS,   JUNE 4,   1895,
m nun mm
Published Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M Whitney, Editor.
TEftMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
IV   ADVANCE.
Ii,, Tear    ��i00
Mix BtoDlha    12
Hat-la Copy    0 OS
RATES OF ADVERTISING:
Oaa laoh par roar Jliino
..   ..  uaonth       I ���''���'
aixhtB o.l   per roar     2500
(owrta   ��� WOO
��� aak, .. line            00 111
tetal notlae'.por llu.           .0
Notices   of Births,    Marriages   and
Deaths, jo cents each insertion.
No Advcrtiirocni inserted for less than
jo cent'.
LP. FISHER, NEWSPAPER AD
��� T.rtiaing Agent, 21 Merchants'
Bichange, San Fra.nci.co, is our au-
���korized agent. This papor is kept
���a Ale in bia office.
IT CAN'T BE DISPUTED.
There is no disputing the fact lhat if
you hare anything io sell you can't sell it
ifthe people dont know that you have ii
for sale. The lesson to be learned from
this is that you should advertise your bus
iness. No matter how much or how little
business you may be doing, you ire losing
money if you are not advertising.
The Old Miable.
Anything you purchase at our store can be thoroughly relied upon as first class in every partk
ular.    We never buy inferior stuff just because we can make a few cents more on it.    We have
a reputation to sustain.     All spring goods now to hand
Tassday, June 4, IE
Thi penitentiary report of Justice
Drake indicates a state of affairs in the
British Columbia penitentiary which is
simply astounding. In the face of this
Sir Charles Tupper will find it difficult
to defend his action in reinstating FiU-
sinimons.
HOPE FOB THE SUBSIDY.
Tlie latest news from Ottawa indicates
hope for the subsidy of the E. & N.
Railway extension. Probably no member of parliament from British Columbia will hesitate to give it his unqualified support. We feel quite sure thai
Mr, Haslam, to whose district this enterprise is limited, has too much business sense and political acumen to give
any attention to the misguided action
of a very few gentlemen of the Nanaimo Board of Trade who are doubtless
heartily ashamed of their stupid resolution. Mr. Haslam has been a faithful
and uselul representative of the people
*>ut he could not he elected again if he
were to carry out the Board of Trade
resolution, and as he has already an
nounced himself as a ca chelate there
can be no doubt that he is nut ready
to commit political hara-kiri.
JUDICIAL LECTURING.
A portion of the judiciary of this prov
ince, not content with the dignified per
f jrmance of their d uties, embrace every
opportunity lo lecture people who are
not before them for trial, and who have
no opportunity to defend themselves.
Such conduct is simply scandalous. A
scold is under all circumstances a nuisance, but the greatest nuisance of ell is
the judicial scold. He avoids responsibility for his often intemperate and unjust language by the shield of his judicial character. In early times this prac
tice was more easily tolerated than it
can be now, Then, to be known as the
terrible judge was an enviable distinction, It is no longer so. The ermine
that is dragged through slanderous waters ' is unlit to be worn by a reputable
justice. Tbe press, always the guardian
of the right, should insist upon fair tri
al, and that obiter dictum abuse should
cease,
ALL A DELUSION.
It is generally supposed that thc
laws, especially those of a general nature, operate equally throughout the
Province. It is usually supposed also
lhat the legislature is thc law making power and lhat it is the duty
nl the executive branch of the government to sec that such laws as are pass
ed are made operative by proper execu
tive action, All this is a delusion in
British Columbia. If the people through
their chosen legislature make the laws,
their operation is suspended during the
pleasure of the Premier or some individ
uat. Take the Small Debts Act. It is
in operation in some portions of thc
province but not in others. In this dis
tnct we do not enjoy the benefits ol the
Act simply because the appointing power neglects the plain duty of appointing
a stipendiary magistrate. The will of
the legislature is ignored, and the manifest rights of the people disregarded.
We might as well live under an autoc.
wy.
A PLEASANT ENTERTAINMENT.
The cantata given at Piket's hall last
Wednesday evening was very highly
successful and afforded to all picsent an
enjoyable evening. There were about 30
children who took part. They entered into the spirit of the occasion with true
childish real. Tliey showed 1I1.1Ithey had
been well drilled and thus furnished the
best possible testimonial to ihe care and
ability of Miss Tuinbull and Mr, Howell
tinder whose tu inngement lhe cantata
was conducted. The May queen on hei
throne, acied well her part as did those
who made her neat speeches and circled
about her. They were all queens by virtue of their gentle dignity, grace unci sweci
ness. Perhaps the pari which was most
enjoyed was The Light Brigade or
shall we call it the Night Brigade. It
consisted of eight lillle misses in their
charming while night dresses and snow
while caps, each bearing in her hand 11
lighted candle, and ail 111 irehing around
10 the sound of music, anil at lhe proper
period dropping off, at first by twos, and
afterwards by ones, until une little miss
alone remained; and when she blew out
her candle, lhe audience which had shown
ils appreciation during the performance n
a quiet but pleasing way now broke out in
well defined and hearty applause.
Quile a number were up from Comnx
valley, among whom tve noticed the Duncans, Grieves, Mrs. Robert Graham and
Miss McLennan.
FAREWELL   SOCIAL.
The members and adherents of the
Methodist Society of Union assembled
on Thursday evening at lheir church to
bid farewell to Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Rob
son who lefi the following morning fur
their new home 111 Knmloops. There
was a large attendance and the proceed
ings were highly interesting. The Rev.
Mr. Mclntyre occupied the chair. After
singing hymn 646, prayer was offered, followed by the singing nf hymn 148. Rev.
Mr. Mclntyre then delivered a very
thougtuful and appropriate address, A
short intermission gave an opportunity
for social intercourse and refreshments.
The ladies were liberal with their r.offec
and cakes which were of the best, and
judging by the way they disappeared,
much enjoyed. Rev. Mr. Robson was
called forward, and was met on lhe platform by Mi. Joseph Livcsley who approached from tbe opposite side, and
read in a strong voice, trembling with
emotion, the following;
Addkkss,
To Rev. John Robson, II. A.
Reverend and Dear Sir: For nearl>
three years, we as members and adherents ol" your church, hive profiled by your
ministrations, and within lhat period you
have greatly endeared yourself to us by
yonr suavity, your amiable character,
your earnest devotion tu your duly, und
the hearty interest yuu have ever manifes
ted in our \Vellare as a people.
In the sacrjd de k you have faithfully
advocated your religion and ours, have
wisely warned us against the evils that beset us in our c eryday life, and have earnestly pleaded wuh us to seek our truest
happiness in the paths of rectitude and
sobriety.
In our h unes vou have been our sincere
and sympathising counselor and friend.
In our hours of pain and sorrow yuu have
spoken gentle and soothing words to our
troubled hearts; our children have profited by your instruction; you have unitetl
sons and daughters in huly wedlock; vour
benediction has rested upon us in our domestic and business affairs, and in all
things you have proven yourself our competent and loving pastor.
With a deep sense of your many benefactions, those assembled here have requested me in their name to present jou
with this PURSE of GOLD as a inken of our
mutual antl increasing admiration and esteem for yourself, and of our gratitude for
your labours in our behalf.
We ask yuu, dear sir, tn accept it as free
ly as we offer it, and may thc Great Master bless you and yours with many years
J of happiness and prosperity.
��� Union, British Columbia, May 30th 1S05.
Rev. Mr. Robson responded in lining
] terms, thanking them in behalf of himself
I anil wife for their thoughtful kindness,
alluding in a feeling manner to the three
years which they had spent among them.
They had come here a young couple; this
societ ��� as it were was their first luve, and
they never shnuld forget it. He spoke
modestly of his work here but fell it had
not been altogether in vain While they
could not hope a'l lo meet again on earth
he trusted they would meet in our Father's
house when the work of this life be ended.
Ths great majority then heartily joined
n singing hymn 494���
Till we meet again.
After thc benediction which followed
the hymn, Mr. and Mrs. Robson occupied
a position near the door, and as the audi
ence slowly passed out each stopped a
few moments to shake hands and utlcr
the final word of parting.
Sloar[& Scott.
Qalmy^ ��
PRINGs
"sis with us nowj
>l
CALL   AND SEE   U3
For those who want
something nobby,
we submit
21 ffinc Xinc ot Suitings
*   LAWSON # McLEOI), DUNNe block
COMMIT HOUSE,
COTJVKlTElNAY,  B.C.
The loading hotel in Comox district,
New and handsomely furniUied.
exQellont hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists eon depend or
first-class accommodation. Seasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Piopr.
Robert J. Wenbo.n.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following Bicycles-
Ii. P. Davis ofToronto
j English Wheels, Bcastnn, Iliiinliei.
Rudge, New Howe and Whitworih. Wi'l
sell on installment plan or big discount
fur cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Great Reduction ii. Prices.
TIN"   SHOP.
I  HAVK OPENED A SHOP
On Dunsmuir M, Union
Opposite ihe NEWS office
Where I am prepared to tlo all kinds
-   OF���
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Rooting
Job work
AND    Repairing
And will endeavor to give satisfaction and
hope to receive
a fair share  uf (~*   II   T\,r1-w-.H
public patronage.*--" ri.  I ell UCil
&
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CO
Ei\rerside fiote%
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
and
Courteous Attention
The Famous
DOMINION  PANTS CO.
mil i- sst St. James St.
MIlSTItCAl,.
SUITS
To order
$13
PANTS
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BARRISTERS,
SOLICITORS, NOTARIES,  &C.
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We were up Comox valley one day lasl
Jjak. Its beauty grows upon onc the
offeMr he sees it.
I.O.  OT I-*��� No .11
Uninr. Lodge, I. O. O. I*., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited 10 .mend.
Win. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Loogc No 14 A.F .& A.M..II.C.R
Courtenay H. C.
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Secretary.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
O. F., meet in theil lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday nt 8 p. in. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
VV. Duncan, Sec.
A. C. Rennison has taken charge ofthe !
liay store at Comox. While a young man !
he is experienced in 'he business and de-
servedly popular for his fair dealing and
courtesy of manner. We predict for the !
Day store under his management a good j
business.
Our esteemed correspondent, the man |
pi lhe moon, promises us sonic more in- |
tercsting iicnia soon.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 5,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wcdncseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
R. Gout-lay, Scribe.
N.B.���The charter ol said encampment
will be held open till the eight of May for
the benefit of those wishing to become
members,
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Union Saw Mil.
LUMBER
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
ha.*.d and delivered at .short no
tice.
CUMBERLAND
MEAT MARKET
CHOICEST
PRESH
JVCI-HA-TS
&
irjA.tt ivn
ZP-R-ODTJCE
MOULDINGS*
Also alt kinds of sawn  and
- split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Lowest CASH Price
A. G. FULTON.
STUMPING.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
L. P. LOCKE, MASTER,
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
Thc Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CAIXIKQ AT WAY PORTS as pnuengera
and frofRht maj- offer
Leavo Victoria. Tuesday, 7 a. m.
'���  Nanaimo for Comox, WedDosuuy, 7 a. m
Learo Comox for Nanaimo.      Fridays, 7a.m.
"     Nunaimo for Victoria    Satiirrley, 7 a.m
For freight or state  rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office, i
Victoria Station, Store strey.
WOOD.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
notice.
K.Grant & L. Monnce, Praprs.
IVERY-
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Big*
and do Teaming
At reasonable ratet*.
, KUpatrlck,
Union, B.C
EAMING ffrflW(^��h*qr
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THE WEEKLY   NEWS, JUNE4.   1895.
1*5
LOCALS.
Indian Annie makes a good policeman.
Are you goir.g to start that lacrosse
team, boys?
The brick yard now looks like a vast
campirftnthistry.
In the capture of Beacon Hill on the
24th, British valor was again illustrated.
James Dunsmuir came up on the last
trip of the Joan. He returned Friday
morning.
Simon Leiser was in town Wednesday
and Thursday. He is a regular steam
engine for work.
J. J. Banfi'.'ld, of V incouvcr. was up to
look after the int-rests of the Dominion
Jiuildiiig and Loan Association.
I). Md). Hunter and A. D. Williams
returned Wednesday. Mr. Williams re
turned fm his f iniily. lhey are expected
10 occapy their new residence on Penrith
Ave. this week.
A special agent ofthe post office depart
ment was up last week to investigate the
loss of a hundred dollar bill which was
po-ied for Victoria a while ago by one of
our Coniox friends.
The forest between the towniitc and tin
much ditched���n.) lunger swamp bill rap
iilly becoming blooming meadow, will
soon be subdued bv the Peterborough
manufactured portable saw mill.
BULL  30j*Ot.
We have received part I. ofa well writ
ten pnein entitled as above, and await the
remainder���which we hope to receive
sunn���before publication. Will the au
thur kindly call at Tm: News, jffici*.
NOTICE.
I will not be responsible for any debts
other than those contracted b./ myself.
John Ead.
FIRST OF JULY.
Dominion Day is lo be celebrated at
Courtenay this year. As our friends
there postponed their celebration of the
341 li of last mouth up in the understand
ing that we would celebrnc the day here
in Union, wc hope nothing will be done
here to interfere with their arrangements.
IN POLICE COUBT.
Mav 31. ��� Fred Dnzed, charged with
stealing two watches���one of Albert Eng.
land, blacksmith, and the oilier of Da\ id
F. Jones of Union Bay. He was held foi
the assizes, Jluzed was thc party who
was captured by pretty Indian Annie ol
the raven locks. Those who hive seen
Annie will recognize the accuracy of this
discriplinn. Bozed will be a passenger
on the Joan Friday. He feels in the
meantime that it is a great humiliation
to be boarded with the pig tailed gamblers, and wc expect to bear before he
leaves that he has sued somebody to vindicate his character.
On the same day nine smoothly shaved
Mongolians were brought before the coun
charged with gambling. They pleaded
guilty and were 'mod $*o each and costs,
or in default nf payment, two months im
prisonment. Three at once put up the
sptmdulix and weie set free. The balance
at this writing are in durance vile.
NO. 6 SHAFT.
Work has already been commenced In
prospecting for another shafi in the neigh
buurhoid of thc location of the portable
saw mill. The exact point to sink will be
determined, it is supposed, by the nearness of the rock to the surface. I n excavating, a bed of fine vellow clay, eight feet
in depth, wis uncovered. This is an import int lind ind will help out the brick,
making industry here. There is plenty
of hard blue clay down the railroad bui
covered with a heavy bed of gravel and
needing to be ground fnr use. The yellow clay will be capable nf use without
grinding and may be used as a kind of
flux to the hard blue clay.
Since thc above was in type some of the
clay has been seen. It is all right apparently, but harder than at first supposed
and will need machinery to properly crush
and work it, so that itcanaot be regarded
in thc nature of flux.
FOB SALE OB LEASE.
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
Comox Bay. It has a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
Und, all in good condition.
J. W. McKenzie, Courtenay
OTJMBEBLAND   SHOE   SHOP.
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs office, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
NOTICE.
Courtenay, May 13th, 1895.���To all in
terested: I have this day appointed Mr
Tom Beckensell to collect all outstanding accounts due tothe Anlev estate during my tempory absence from the district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
NOTICE.
The bakers of Union- -Messrs Adder-
ton and Rnwbotham, and Marocchi Bros
���hereby give notice that on and after
June 1, 1895, they will furnish enly 14
(oaves ol bread for one dollar. They arc
compelled 10 make this reduction owing
to the great advance in /lour.
CEMETERY FUND.
Cash subscribtions received so far areas follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Gleason, $5; W, Roy, $s; Dr. Lawrence, $5; L Mounce .$5; J. McKim &
Sons; $2.50; A. C. Fulton, $2. E. Pimbti
rv &��� Cu. 2.50; T). II. Fechner, $2; T. D.
McLean, $2; \V. F. Lawson. $1; R, Sau
ser, $l;U. H Scoit,$i; rims. Horn, $1
Cash, $2
This list will be kept standing until the
canvafs is closed, and will be added tn
as subscriptions are rcceited, Help
along the good work.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
NJLlTAI-ilO,    33.    O.
Waverly
UNION,
B.C
Walter Harvey.
Notary Public. Cenvoyancer
Accountant Estate Agent
Private tuition.
Officii over Moi'htie V Mc-ji'o'fl store.
Miss B B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
ancl Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewritei
and Piano for practice.
R. B. ANDERSON.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker In Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Office and Works   T.,ll,d Slr""',���nm
NMVS   (jltlcll.
TTITIOIT B. O.
UN 10 V Bakery
UNION, 13. C.
Best of Bread, Cakes  and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be
Courtenay and Coniox  Tues
days and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbothain, Prop
HOTEL DiCKSON
TTITIOIT
"B. C.
Dickson & Co.,  Props.
This Hotel is filled up with
a degree of Elegance and
regard to Comfort and Convenience hitherto unknown
outside of the large cities.
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-CHOIO'EST���
LIQUORS - + + + -
-JA.TXTD   CIGABf
Table Unsurpassed
Empire P. and P, Co.
A. C. Theob&ld. Manager.
P.O. Box 151.
House, Sign' and
Ornamental
Painters
Wall paper kept in stock
Sole Agents for
White Enamel
ancl    Gold
Signs.
A. LINDSAY,
LESSEE.
now ready for thk reception of
guests, First class accommodation
for the travelling puulic, rates
reduced to reuular  boarders
By the month, $25.
By  the  week,   $6-
Single meals, 25 cts.
Tickets for   21    mealsf  J5 0C
EVERY CONVENIENCE
FOR  MINERS
jfanaimn Saw Mill,
--AND-
Sasli aiul D001
C T O   R Y
F A
���a -:o:o���o-
A. ll ALAN, Prop
(OFFICE-MILL   STREET.)
(1*. O. Drawer 80.   Tolephone Hull. t��|
NANAIMO, 11. C.
��5T A complete stock of Rough ami
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Ulincls.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all  kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
H. J, Theobald,
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A   Ft:ll Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,   and  our
Celeb t* a ted
woven wire
In Separate
Apartment
\\c keep
'scond Hand
UNDERTAKING
DEPARTMENT.
Wee*)iduct every branch of th**
Undertaking   Business   inclu linpv
Embalming, and keep al' '
ry supplies
louse and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hangir*g, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
GF1A1NING A SPECIALTY.
ill Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, E. C.
necessa
OONTBACTOES
.fi."I>*r *D
SUILaBHS
Grant <����� McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
         MANUFACTURER OF
SDOA WATER,  LEMONADE, GINGER ALE,
Savsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrupa.
Bottler  of Different  Brands of   Lager Beer,   Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
EBO- BEE3 SOLD FOE CASH C3*-TXi"*2*
COURTENAY, B. C.
A FiNF S   OCR
ol Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
-UaWBLHE ���' ���
uisrioisr, ���. c.
j o I o~[ of o |-o I o I 0 I
MPS
lanuiactureii
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Wood
Turning
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
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Cumberland Hotel.
Union, Ll C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines ancl Liquors.
J. l'iket, Prop.
ivery
t OUIBTE2srA.Tr, B. O.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Retes Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Done,  ,',
2^cQ,TJIJ_iIjA.^T  <3c GILMOBH'
I presume we bave used over
one hundred bottles of Piso'g
_ Cure for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever men*.���W. C. Miltenberoer, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump.
tion, and never have any com- __*__mmm_���
plaints.-E. Shorey, Postmaster, *1 *SgSS^i
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  Hffioll^gSf*���*���
ESEBCBiHg
SiF.RJ.2SrQ-   S2?OjBTI2n Q-   GOOES
Spalding's Itasc llall Sttppli*
s Coif Clubs and Silvertown Halls.
Cricket Hats,
Mails, Wickets,
Battino Cloves,
���AN!��-
Li'.c; Guards,
AyroM'   Uwn Tonnll,
N.-Ih. XJallH k Itacki-UL
Blue Itnck Trup.i  ma!
Clny PiKiioiii,
Lilly's I.across Sticks.
Immense Variety of Fishi.ig Tackle,
Goods ttie Best    ""��-*��.    Prices the Lowest
wholesale: and retail
CHAS.    E,    TISDALL,   Vancouver.
13, B, LEIGHT01
At the Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. C
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but while labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you enn obtain a SUPERIOR ART!-
CLE for the same money ABOUT THE HOUSE
Made over Duds.
A wealthy woman from tbe city viiited
her aunt, and io the coarse of the conversation tolii of bow nhe sent their laat aea*
���ou'b clothea in a box to thc fronlier,to home
missionaries, aaya a lady correspondent,
The aunt commended her and added:
"Well, niece, bear in mind you have an
aunt whoie huaband wai a minister of the
go-ape), though he waa not on the frontier.
We could uae old clo'ea too,"
Tliey afterwards received thia bundle and
made good uae of it, for ahe wai struggling
to educate her two daughters to fit thum to i
become bread-winners.
Mn. Minerva waa wont to cut olf the
legs of worn meriuo drawers and ohange
them io lhat the beat come outside. The
city niece's thing* worked over well. The
aoiled waists of worated dreaces were cut
low and hor girls wore them with guimpos.
The faded part was improved by lowing
velvet strapB acroaa. Odd waists she
fashioned from old ityle polonaises. Hie
a pity that thia pretty garment ever was
all wowed to go out of fashion; it waa
becoming, eapecially for portly matrons.
From white dresses whole front breadthi
were worn and stained, she wns able to
remove 'he front width and out them down
square in the neck, and then trimmed in
lace, hy tbe use of diamond dyes she
made faded woolens all of one color.
Mrs. Minerva has been " handy "in her
youth, and lived aoross the street from a
milliner whom she occasionally helped,
and almost, atolo her trade, Jt aftedwards
proved available in fixing over headgear
for heraelf aud relations. She always
teught her girls to wear everyday Bkirts
matte of skirting goods. Tiu old style full
skirts worked ovor admirably for her
daughter!. The old, ahiney, " boiled "
Bilk waa the thing for the -present fashionable Bilk skirta. It is a good plan in a
family of girla to have one learn dressmaking, if she hia any "knack "in that direotion. I know of a family where there
are aix daughters. One does nothing but
keep the reat "repaired aud In good running order," as tliey say of locomotives. She
seldom does houaework, for a reaBon. The
handa muBt be kept in order for needlework.
One of her lateat achievements ib that of
making over two fur capes into a modern
one that oomeB to the waist line, alamode,
A furrier wanted to charge me $28 for a
similar job ; of oourse, matching the
stripes Is a nice piece of work, and it is no
fun to properly line such a garment. My
lady also made into modem style a seal
plush coat, matching tho plush and adding
big modern sleeves. I sigh wistfully here,
for I need such work done. I can't do it
myself, and I cannot afford to hire a high-
priced profeisional.
A Gloomy Kitchen.
Many women imagine thata bare floor
scrubbed every dsy or two is the only "neat
way ot living," but the woman who covets
her kitchen floor with a hemp rag carpet,
protected, in  the most exposed plaoea by
neatly bound oilcloth, saves much exhaust'
ing scrubbing, and her kitchen looks cleaner
fchau the Qoordingy and rough trom frequent
washing. Almost always the freshly washed floor is the real cause of thoae mysterious
languid, lame, sansatious from whleh deli*
o ite women suffer, A board floor looks dry
whfcu there still remaining suilioient damp-
De-is to give cold to persons standing on it.
A dingy, shabby kitchen affects one's
iiirita.
' Womankind advises that if you feel that
you are a drudge, and life is a burden because you muat Bpend it in the kitchen,
study thoae kitchen walls and thoae cupboards and chairs and then go out and buy
some "common paint" yellow ochre or
11 red stain," or pale green and paint the
gloomy kitchen; hang new curtains at that
windows ; and if possible make " a rest
corner'* where you can wait for the pot to
boil or the oven to'heat. Instead of standing and walking aimleesly while you mu st
wait, link into the little rocking chair, or
upon the softly covered soap box aud
close yonr eyea. Heat, if only for a minutej
save your steps by theie common sense,
lawful methods, and refresh your heart
witb the fact that all the great and
important actions never oould be accomplished, if the brain were not nourished by
rich, pure blood ; and the blood cannot feed
the brain, if the food does not pais through
the mouth *, and wher*-* shall the mouth go
for thii food, if not to the woman who
works in the kitchen!
four cloves and two bay leaves till of a
nice golden brown, theu add tho puree of
peas ; salt to taste, and a teacup of best
tomato conserve ; a pinch of Nepaul pepper
is an improvement. Let it simmer gently
tor about half an hour ; if too thick, a
littio more water may he added. Serve
with fried bread cut in dice.
YOUNG ENGLISHMAN MURDERED.
A Financier aud Editor Charged   wllli
(lie Crime.
Not tor many a day has Guthrie, Okla.,
enjoyed such a sensation as when Bhe awoke
the other morning and found two of her
prominent citizens and business men in jail
ou a charge of murder, When the body of
Frank LedgerB, a young Englishman, was
ta Hi* N frotn the Cottonwood River last
Septembor, and the Coroner's jury could
not tell after a thorough investigation what
produced death, or who the guilty parties
probably wure, itseemed that his taking oil
was destined to remain a mystery. Two
months ago came a Pinkerton detective,
sent by the liritish Government, ou the
appeul of the murdered man's parents aud
sweetheart in Birmingham, England, Aa a
result of hia woik came the arreat ten days
ago of Frank Thorpe, a negro porter, aud
three daya ago Willi un Knowles, ex-night
policeman, both as accessories to the murder.
Still the detective followed up his clews.
At midnight he secured a confession of
Bome startling fa-ita from a woman of the
town, and at 3 o'clock, wilh the Sheriff,
went to the resident of W. H. Thome and
O. C. Seeley and took them from bed and bo
jail, charged with the murder of Ledgers,
Thome ia Peaident and general manager
of the Guarantee Investment aud Loan
Company, and Seeley a prominent real estate man and publisher of Oklahoma 11*
luatrated. Thome ii an Englishman, and
the murdered man was related by marriage
to his wife, and boarded at his house at the
time of the murder. The detectives will
not give out the particulars, and the
details of evidence no far cau not be told
with certainty. They give, however, an
assurance that they have a conclusive chain
ot evidence that will implicate all the four
parties so far arrested. There are still
other person-'! who are suspicioned aa being
at least accessories after the facts, and
more arrests will follow. The theory of the
murder now ia that he was chloroformed
at Mrs. Jackson's on South Second atreet,
where the negro, Thorpe, waB porter, and
afterwards thrown into the river.
When the body was fouud a watch aud
considerable loose change was found in
the pockets, which aeemed to allay the
suspicion of robbery, but several thousand
dollars young Ledgers had brought from
England were never found.
Useful Recipes.
A nice way of using up cold beef steak
in to brown aud dip in salted hot water as
many slices of bread as will no vor the
platter and buttor them ; then chop the
steak very fine, add salt and pepper to
taatc, a little butter, enough water to
moisten well, heat quickly and pour over
thc tOBBt.
Ejjg Salad.���Twelve hard-boiled euge,
one-half pint of cream, butter tho si/e of
nn egg, a little parsley chopped tine, one
tablespoonful of Hour. Take cream, butter,
parsley and flour, mix und cook until thick,
Slice tho egga, and after oach layer of egga
add one ot broad orumhi, over which pour
tho cream to cover. When the diah is full
bake until brown. Garnish wibh parsley
and servo hot.
Cake without eggs.���One heaping tablespoonful lard, one oup sugar, stirred together ; add one cup of milk or water, two
even tablespoonfuls corn meal (which takes
the place of eggs), flour to make the right
consistency, Seasou WJtb any flavor.
After all Iff well atirrod, add two heaping
teaspoons fills baking powder. Butter may
take the place of lard, and wheu lard is
used a pinch of salt should he added,
Indian Pea Soup���Put one pint of good
boiling (dried) green peas in a pot, with
threo pints of water and a monel of soda ;
boil till the peat, aro soft enough to pulp
through a wire sieve ; cnt n-n oniop very
small antl chop two heads of garlic t fry
those in two ounces of butter, with'-wonty
In Frozen Labrador.
Through ita long winter Labrador iB
simply frozen out from the reat of the world,
Oue "komttick," or dog-Bled, mail, reaches
some of the more southerly settlements late
in the spring. The Moravian missionaries
at the Eskimo villages further uorth en*
deavour at least once a winter to visit by
kotritick the few scattered white settlers
within 100 miles or so of the missions*
Sometimes the komitick io overtaken by a
severe snow storm before shelter can be
obtained. Then the missionary and hi"
Eskimo driver dig a deep ditch down iu the
snow, and camp in the bottom. The gases
from the camp fire prevent the snow from
floating in, and the travellers are sheltered
from the icy blasts. At Battle Harbour,
Labrador, where there ia a church (there
are only two churches on the Labrador
u on at -south of the Moravian missions), tbey
have a public sewing-machine,ami one long
winter, when the kerosene oil supply became very low, the women gathered at the
parsonage and did their sewing by the
parsonage lamp. As the Battle Harbour
Mission is too poor to furnish the wee
church with a bell, the rector signals the
call to service with a flag.
Windbreaks  and  How to   Make
Them.
Almost every country home needs a
windbreak of trees, the exceptions being
where hills check the air current!, or
natural grove cau bo utilized for the purpose. In regions of low temperature, place
it on the cold side of the houae. In mild
latitudes place it so aa to shield the prem*
lies from the moBt prevalent and dangerous wiuda. Do not set the trees too close
to the dwelling, or the quarters of the
live stock. If less than 100 to 300 ft,
distant, the air ia elope and damp with poor
ventilation, which tends to develop disease. Ou thisaccount the minimum number
which will afford protection ia better than
a large grove. The space between the
trees and the buildings can be utilized for
a lawn, garden, or for imallfruiti, avoiding
thick letting. Admit plenty of sunlight.
It ii a vitalizer ol most auimal and vegetable life. Better have no windbreak than
one tooolosely set. If you have no tree
shelter, start one this spring. The form,
size and distance from buildings muBt be
governed by circumstances, A single row
of thickly growing evergieens���white pine,
Norway spruce, or red cedar���15 ft, apart
will suffice. Limbs will then grow close
to the ground, while if more than one row
is used, the treea will prune themselvea,
as in a forest, and in time destroy the
ellicienoy of tho windbreak. Deciduous
treeiof almost any quick-growing, hardy
variety will answer, but require more land,
a grove 50 to 100 ft. wido being necessary.
Mix   nut-bearing trees  and  those   valu-
VARIODS POttMS nf WINDBREAKS.
(Fig, 1, crescent shape. Fig. 2, right
angle. Fig. 3, obtuse angle. Fig. 4, acute
angle. Fig. 5, straight line. The letter h
indicates location of house, and b location
of barn.)
Trade In Human Hair.
There are wholesale firms in Paris which
Bond around agents in the spring to various
Bretonand other villages. Theae gentlemen
are provided with ribbons, Bilk, laces,
haberdashery, and cheap jewelry of various
kinds, paying for the maidens' glossy
tresses in these goodi or in ready money.
So far as personal beauty is concerned, these
Breton laases do not loae muoh in losing
their hair, for it is the fashion in that part
of France tor maidens to wear a close cap,
which entirely prevents any partof the hair
being soon. Some years ago the light
Herman hair was held in suoh esteem by
tho hair merchants that they gladly paid
ai much aa 8 shilling** an ounce for small
quantities of it���nearly double the
price of silver. Light hair is still collected
from Germany by agents of a Dutch company, wlio make yearly visits to various
parts of the (iermaiiia States, The black
hair imported comes mostly from Brittany
and the south of Frauce, and is, as a rule,
vory fine and silken. Within the present
ceutury the heads af hair of whole families
in Devonshire were let out by the your. An
Exetor periwig maker went around periodically, cut the locks, and oiled the ground
thus left in stubble to stimulate a fresh
crop.
An Old Sewer Unearthed.
An old sewer haa been unearthed in London during the excavation for a block of
new buildings. According to the architect,
���t is about 100 feet long aud 10 feet iu dill meter, and, at* the houses over it were 150
to '200 years old, it is believed to have beeu
much older. The portion row discovered
leemi solid and well built. Tho drain was
full of refuse, and the soil was by-saturated
that the contractor had to go (town oight
feet below tha mvert to secure a satisfactory
foundation. Among the articles which the
warkmpn found in excavating the vicinity
were some coins of the Georges, a number
of small vessels of early Engliah manufacture
and a few tabaooo pipcB of tho form uaed
iu  the time of Charles 1.
able for timber with others at planting
time.     The    accompanying   illustrations
(Figs   I   to   5)   show  some of ',he most
desirable forms for the windbreak, which
wili furnish BUtlioient variety.    If the land
is on the east or south side of the road, the
buildings must bo placed a  considerable
distance from   the highway, unless space
fur planting the ttees can be obtained irom
the farm just  across the   road,    A long
i rope attached to a stake is helpful in laying
out   the crescent.     If  rapid   growth   is
��� e.-ipectcd,  cultivate the aoil  deeply and
! thoroughly  enrioh it betoro planting the
Ismail trees or seed.   Plant in   rows and
I cultivate muah as you would corn. Protect
i from injury by live stock and teams by
[proper  fencing.     Any  sensible  man   or
I woman, by his or her own labor, can soon
produce a   good windbreak without any
outlay unleHB it be for the young trees or
seeds.    Within  a   few   years it will add
aeveral times its coBt to the aelling  value
of the farm, besides heing a comfort and
a satisfaction.
Clumps of deciduous trees and evergreens
can often be so located as to afford
shelter for stock, protect BOtne crop,
furnish fuel, and lumber, beautify the
landscape, and utilize rough laud.
Dairy Barn Ventilation.
While it U safe to lay that there ii a
great deal of needless and unwarranted
! alarm concerning tuberculosis in dairy
! stock, it is not improbable that inefficient
j ventilation of farm barns is responsible for
j a large part of the disease that does exist,
It ia a matter of common observation that
, tho bonis most seriously affected have
Almost invariably been subjected to close
confinement in unsuitable quarters. Bulletin
' No 7 of thu U.S. Bureau of Animal Indus
try on investigations concerning bovine
tuberculosis says :
'-Fully nine-tenths of all diseased animal8
I have been infected by inhaling the tubercle
I bacilli dried and suspended in the air,
Tarm buildings, as a rule, are inadequately
lighted and ventilated. Attention io theac
features in barn construction it of vital
importance to the health und profitable
management of domestic animals, and the
tuberculosis scare, if it docs nothing else
than to direct attention to the importanc0
of thia Bubjeot, wili not have been without
aome good. It is estimated that cattle and
horses required from thirteen to fourteen
pounds of oxygen per 1,000 pounds daily,
live weight. To properly furnish thia
requires about 2,500 cubic feet of pure air,
The ordinary methods of stabltng do not
give cowa more than from 300 to 500 cubic
feet of breathing room in the barn. UnleBi
some adequate system of ventilation is
provided, oue of two things is inevitable���
outside air muat come in through poorly.
construe)ed walls and openings of t'.ie building, in which case it will bo impossible to
maintain a suitable temperature in winter,
cr the cows must inhale the same air many
times. Air that has been onre expelled from
the Innga is unfit for the maintenance of
animal life of any kind until afresh ripply
of oxygen has been introduced. The great
detriment of confining stock in poorly-ventilated buildiugs is becoming plainly
apparent. The barn ahould be a frame
structure 40x70 feet, two and a half stones
high, aud entirely above grouud. The
Bide walls are ot 'Jx-l's upright, twenty-four
inches on centre covered outside with
aiding and tarred paper, and lined inside
with Bhiplap, thuB making a four-inch aa
space betweeu. About a dozen of theae
spaces between the studding are used for
ventilation flues. They are fitted at the
bottom on the inaide with a ventilator
register opening into the flues and from the
upper plates these flues are extended by
means of boarding up on the under side of
the rafters until they are all joined in the
triangular ventilator box shown at the
put line plates; theae boxes communicate
with the cupolas by means of wider ducts
betweeu the rafters. The cupoiai have
slatted sidei opened and closed by
means of a cord with pulley attachment
conducted to the lower floor. Th* register!
also anawer the purpose of enabling any
number of the linen to be closed when
deaired. 11 Ib found that Bome of theae flues
carry upward aud some downward currents
at diliereut timea, thus maintaining a constant circulation of air. The regiiteri beiug
near the floor take the oold and impure air
out of the building from the right place,
instead of permitting the warmer air to
escape aa in the case where thore are ceiling exits. The hay chutes are alio joined
in this system of veutilation and may be
opened or closed at will. In severe weather
it becomes necessary to close a part of
the openings, thougn the temperature of
the barn rarely gets below 40 degreea even
in times ot extreme oold.
This aystem provides an ample aupply of
pure air, is not expensive, and may be ap*
plied in any well constructed barn. A
cement floor and cemented sower pipe
drainage, with hell trap openings, gives
this barn substantially perfect sanitary
conditions. The cement floor gives good
satisfaction without plank covering for all
Btock, except horses. In the dairy cow
section we have five different cow ties iu
use, using cement flooring with all of
them.
TRANSFORMED.
A   I.ri-*on   ftom   Ike   Lire   of    Ivnn   llie
Terrible.
A legend ii told concerning the Russian
Tsar, Ivan the Fourth, This monarch began to reign in his boyhood, and was
remarkable for his cheerful amiability. An
old chronicler describes him and the tsarina
as "two blessed children, beloved of Cod
and men."
At the age of twenty Ivan lost hia wife.
Then bis character underwent a sudden,
inexplicable transformation. He became a
pitiless monster, murdering thousands of
hia subjects to gratify his thirst for blood.
He is known in Russian history as Ivan the
Terrible.
The legend states that the Angel o
Death, when it claimed his wife, was sent
alao to Ivan's door, but that an evil genie
entered his chamber at the same moment,
and offered to give him long Life on condition that he Bhould become itu slave. Ivan
consented, and was given a bottle containing a liquid of which he was to swallow a
fow drops on the first day of each year.
"Whenever he drank of this liquid," says
the tradition, "it filled hiB soul with evil,
as a drop of the cuttlefish's secretion turns
a cup of water black. Each year Ivan
grew more vile, until theie waa not an
atom of his body or heart which belonged
to God."
The genie probably was Ivan's own besetting ain, and the elixir waa liquor or
some other vicious indulgence; but the
facts of his life remain no lesa mysterious
and terrible.
As singular a change in the other direction took place in John Newton, who
records that when he was serving in au
African slave-ship, addicted to the lowest
vices, he resolved to give himself back to Uod,
After three years he became a minister of
the Gospel, preaching both by a mighty
eloquence of worda aod a holy life, "I
drank," he Bays,"every day, through God's
word, of the water of life.
The poison and the elixir are in the world
Btill, We may taste of either each day
and make of ourselves what we will.
Few persona ever thiuk of the terrible
capacity for change tbat ia within them.
Au ucorn can grow only into an oak, but
an innocent youth at hii own will may
develop into a criminal; or an ill* temp-red
malicious, dishonest man may become une
of God's ministering angeta in the world,
A Ghastly Tale from China.
There are many curious trades in the
world, hut the most strange must surely he
the " artificial mautacture of wild men."
Vet a well-known English doctor in China
has just certified from his own personal
exporieoce that this art is regularly prac*
biied In the Flowery Kingdom,
First a youth is kidnapped, then hit by
bit ho is Hayed alivo, aud thu akin of a dog
or bear grafted piece by piece upon him,
His vocal chords arc noxt destroyed by the
action of charcoal to make him dumb ; and
the double purpose of causing " etiolation'
of the skin and utter degradation of the
mental faculties is effected by keeping him
immured in a perfectly dark holo for a
number of years. In fact, by treating him
like(a brute for a sufficiently long time he ia
made into one. At last ho is exhibited to
the entirely creduloua Chinese as a wild
man of the woods, and liis possessors- reap
a rich harvest.
The priests, it aeema, are adepts at tho
art When a kidnapper, however, is
caught by the people he is torn to pieces,
and when the authorities got him they
torture him and promptly behead him.
Such is life under the rule of the Son of
Heaven.
BE0THER GARDNER.
When the routine businesa oi the regular
Saturday night meeting of the Limekiln
club had been disposed of, Brother Gardner
arose and aaid : ���
"I hold yere in iny hand sartin resolu-
shuns on de death of Brudder Abraham
Lightfoot Green, which sad event took
place five days ago. Brudder Green was an
active member of dia club. While he didn't
do much talkiu' no one could doubt hii
interest in all de purceedin'i. To a lartin
extent be hid hii light undor a bushel, but
whatever work wai assigned him to do he
did it faithfully. Dim reiolushuni hev bin
drawed up by a committee. Dey start r���
by aayiu1 dat Providence has seen fit to
remove from our midst a fond father, ft
luvin' husband an' a dearly beluved brudder
*���' I RUN OUT *ID A CLUB."
of dis olub. While I am awar' dat sioh ara
de custom I can't abide no sioh hypooriiy,
"In de iuit place, Brudder Green was not
a fond father. He had Beben ohil'en in de
fam'ly, an' he was arrested about twice a
month fur lickin' 'em wid a rawhide. I'm
often heard him wiah dem seben chlU'en
would git blowed up in a heap on a steamboat. In de second place, he was not a
luvin' husband. When he wasn't engaiged
iu ruuniu' away from hia wife, she was en-
gaiged in runnin' away from him, He libed
jist back of my cabin, an' it waa a cold day
when he an' de ole woman didn't hev a row.
" I wish to state dat Providence didn't
see fit to remove Brudder Greeu. Providence wasn't around dar at all an' didn't
hev uuffin' to do wid hii removal. He
removed hisielf. He got tr.ad at de ole
woman kaae ihe coul in't wash a blackberry stain outer hia white vest, an' he
went out into his ga'den and devoured nine
large cowcumbers in a new state an* wid*
outpeelin'. Dat night hewastooken wid
itch paim dat he jumped ober a fence 'lehen
feet high an' died befo' he could make hii
will. Sioh things ahould not be laid off on
to Providence, Providence might have
sunthin' to do wid a pusson fallin' off a barn
or gittiu' run ober by a butcher cart, but
she draws de line at cowcumnera widout
auy salt on 'em.
"I notice dot deBe reaolushuns go on to
say dat Brudder Green was honest an upright in his dealin's wid his feller men. It
am customary to put dat in, but I feel dat
de truth orter be stated once in awhile.
As a matter of faot Brudder Green waa
alius borrowin' money an was nebber known
to pay any back. He owed hii groeer an
butcheran landlord. If h? owed a debt of $10,
hia creditor was willin' to sell do claim fur
10 per cent, of its face value. He borrowed
$a oi me ober two y'ars ago, an though I
put in 600 days of hard work tryin' to get
it baok de debt was nebber paid an haa
gone to de grave wid him. One night I
heard a commoshun in my ga'den. I had
fa-teen of de nicest, biggest Summer
squashes yo' eber aaw an I run out wid a
club to find dat Brudder Green had gobbled
up 'lehen of 'em au cum baok fur de odder
three. He waa in bed fur two weeks arter
I got frew wid him, an it was giben out
around that he had been aunstruck,
���'I also notice a reaoluahun to the effeck
dat wo extend our heartfelt sympathies to
hia bereaved fam'ly and feel to pint out tt*
'em dat our loss am Brudder Green's gain.
De fam'ly am not bereaved. I was ober
dar dii arternoon au found de ohiil'on
gallopin' up and down and takin' heapi o
cumfurt, and de ole woman told me she
had all de waahin she could do and de best
kind of anappetito fur meat and taten.
When I spoke of de late departed, she
said she could git a better man inside of
fo' weeka and she frowed out a strong
hint dat $2 in cash would do hor mo' good
dan a dozen resolnihuni of sympathy.
"My fren's I shall lay de*e resolushuns
undor de table, and onless my deoiihun am
appealed from dey will not- be heard of
agin. Brudder Abraham Lightfoot Green
am dead. De world am no better and no
wun fur it. He was not too good���not ton
bid���jilt about like tho rest of us. He
was honest when ho had to be, an whon he
saw an openiu' io beat his feller man he
took advantage of it, Ho waa a fa'r sample
o' millyons of men an '-h sioh lie libed an
died, 1 am perfockly willin for the olub
to vote lnonuy to buy him a tOOlbltun, but
let it bo a plain one, and let do epitaph be
confined IO name an date. We shall hang
up de usual emblem of mournin in Paradise
hall, and we shall set aside du customary
pago in our book of punxe din's, but wo
shall have no uso fur rcsolushun's. Brudder
Green was bo'u an libed au died. He
had his streaks of goodnoaa and his streaks
of badness. He waa no better and no
wusa dan de aiverage. While wo am
sorry he's gone, wo at do same timo realize
that he wasn't of much accent whill
among ua. Hypocritical resolushuds de.
ceive no one. Let ue put out de firo,
empty de water pail and break dc meetin
in two fur one week."
Another convention of the Central American countries for the purposo of forming
a union is likely to be held this year.
A Dally Assistant.
Friend���Does your wife assist you any
in your work ? I often see her at your
desk,
Humorist���Y-e b, she goes over all I
write, and burns up all my jokes about
wives. fakiw(^/^rwy'
���'
LIVING   PICTURES
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
One    Real  Living  Picture    Meets
Another.
Whal  She  Voek  for   a   Hpirli   Ws-s   Her
friend.
Ghosts don't walk in broad daylight,
pud yet when a woman finda herself ami*
rieulj confronted by the friend ahe hai
mourned ai dead she ia apt to experience a
creepy sensation that tuu't down in the
dioifonary,
In a case like thia no amount of praaenoe
of mind or telf-poBBesuon can ward off tbe
mingled teelings of astonishment, fear, joy
and curioiity that will render a woman
temporarily tongue-tied. It is only after
again seeing the cherished smile of greeting, after again feeling that there is throbbing life bsotath tha dainty glove, and
after again hearing her own name apoken
fn the ever familiar voioe, that this strange
leniation vaniihis.
THK  HTKAN-9E  MF.KT.HQ.
The meeting erf the two women whose
ricturci are here given, shows that every-
ay life furnishes experiences ai thrilling
is that* that oome to ui only in our wildeit
dreams. And the faot that such meetings
occur every day points a moral that every
woman in the land ahould take to heart.
Here wu a woman in the prune of life,
pursued by that sentinel whioh sicks iti
victim, among her aex alone.
From a living pioture ihe became, in leas
than a year, a wreck of human wretched*
Bess. From despondency to despair
teemed but the remaining step, the last
rep,
ITFR  LAST  fARKWHLL,
Overcome by lhe presentiment that pre*
ct-wUs a lingering death, she asked to be
removed to h��r old home in the West, and
spoke what to all leemad to be her last
farewell. In the very#>aper tbat chronicled her departure the doomed invalid found
four letters writton by Mre. William
Hoover, of Bellvllle, 0.: Mra. Caroline
King, of New Boston, 0.; Mrs. S. A. Monroe, Baltimore, Md.; F, F. Sargent, of
United States Artillery School, Fortress
Monroe, Va. Theie letters ar-* printed
helow. They told how cures had been
found for casei like her own���cases of
���- female weakness" and shattered health
that had almost lapped life away. With
*o more hope than that whioh prompts the
drowning man to oaioh a itraw���for she
firmly believed herself inourable, just as
teus of thousands of women believe them*
lelvei incurable���she followed the advice
contained in these letters. The result is
best told in the woman's own words. " In
lesa than five months," ihe writes, " I
returned to my friends in the East, as well
ind strong in body ud mind and as happy
ind free from pain as any woman in the
world. I had gained nearly thirty pounds
in weight and was so changed in face and
form that when oue of my dearest friends
met mc in broad daylight ahe almost fainted, far
"SHE BKUKVKl)   ME DKAD."
Ahe adda, "I owe my whole life and
happiness to Dr, Pierce i Golden Medical
Diacoviry and Doctor Pierce's Favorite
Prescription, which cured me after dootors,
travel, hatha, massage, electricity, had
failed to even benefit 1"
This woman's case, remarkable aa it may
seem, is not an exceptional one. Thousands
and thousand! of juat suoh curea havo been
made in every State by these self-same
special remediea far women's peculiar
disorder! and diaeaies.
WHAT WOMEN BHOULD KNOW.
Every woman in this country ought to
know that there ii an institution iu thiB
country where diseases peculiar to their
���ex have for nearly thirty years been
made a specialty by aeveral of the
physician! aud surgeons connected therewith. This institution is the Invalid!*
Hotel ami Surgical Inatitute, at Buffalo,
N. Y. In treating thouiandi ot cases at
that famous sanitarium, there have been
perfected mediolnoi whioh form a regular, scientific course of treatment for these
prevalent and most diitreiiing ailments.
So   positively sure and certain  are theae
remedies in relieving and permanently curing ths moil obatiuate uaati oi those dis*
e iim especially incident to women, lhat on
tirst introducing these now world-famed
remedies to the afflicted, and (m* many years
thereafter, tliey were aold under a po-aitlv*
guarantee of giving entire satisfaction, in
every case of a disease for which they are
re commanded. So uniformly successful did
they prove in curing diaeaws, derangements
and weaknesses of women, that claims for
the return of money paid for them were
exceedingly rare; but.aince the manufactur
era and proprietors of theie remedies oau
uow refer to thousands of noted cures
effected by them in every part of the land,
and in many foreign oountries, they believe
this pait record a sufficient guarantee of
their great value ai curative agenti, and,
therefore, they now rett their claims to the
confidence of the afflicted solely upon their
paat record. There ii acarcely a neighborhood or hamlet in this broad land of oun,
in whioh will not be found one or more
persons who Irive bean oured of distressing
and often dangerous diseases, hy the medicines to which we refer���Dr. Pierce's Gold*
eo Vodical Diieovery and Dr. Pierce'i
Favorite Preiwiptiou,
.lilted them in the Stake Sonata and later
in Congress.
Any wonni anywhere, ne matter how-
serious bor CMC, no matter how despondent
ihi may havo become, no matter how many
remedial have failed to relieve bar, no
matter bow many doeton hava been baffled
by her oase���any such woman will, hy
limply writing to the Dootor, receive, free
of charge, the most overwhelming proofs
that her caae ii not beyond hope, and that
relief and aura ara in all probability within
her roach.
OVEft 90,000 QRATEfCL LETT1KS
like those here printed, from tho ladiea
named above, are on file at the Invalids'
Hotel and Surgical Institute.
Mra. William Hoover, of Bellrille,
Richland Co., Ohio, writes as follows:
"I have been a groat sufferer from 'female
weakness'; I triad throe dootors; they did
me no good ; I thought I wai an invalid
forever. But I heard of Dr. Pierce'a Golden
Medical Discovery and hii 'Favorite Pre-
icription,' and then I wrote to him and he
told me j mt how tot.akei.iism. loominenced
laat Christmas and took eight bottles. 1
now foel entirely  well.   I could stand on
STAFF OF SKILLED HPaOIALISTS,
Dootor Pierce and hia staff of skilled
specialists, forming the Faculty of the
Invalids' Hotel and Surgioal Institute, at
Buffalo, N. V., are at all times ready to
reply to letters from women suffering trom
obstinate, complicated, or long neglected
liseaseB and " weaknesses," and oan be addressed or consulted at that institution.
Thi*y are always glad to offer, free of charge,
such suggestions as will not ouly hasten
the cure, Lut make it permanent.
Where a local physician is called npon
to t rf-at one suoh case, Dr. Pierce and his
skilled specialist! tnat many thousands,
and a lifetime practice in this special field
has made them experts in this speoial field
of praotice. There is no experimenting,no
phyiical patch-work,and no nromiiei made
which cannot be fulfilled. Their record of
ourei includei thouiandi of cases in every
State. Dr. Pierce'i itandiog at home ii
sueh that the people of Buffalo have, time
and again, tendered him the highest publio
offices within their gift, he having repre*
my feet, only a ihort time, and now I do all
my work for my Umily of five. My little
girl bad a vary bid cough for a long time.
She took yonr Golden Medical Discovery
and is now well and happy."
STERILITY     CURED.
Mrs.   Caroline  King,   of New Boston,
Hoiotn Co., Ohio, writes : " I will always
recommend Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, it oured me when all other medicinos
failed, F'-r ten years I sufferod untold
misery I commenced taking your medicine
and found relief before finishing one bottle.
After using your medicine eleven months,
I nude my huvband a present ofa twelve
pound boy. I think it is the best medicine
in the world."
A COMI'LIOATKD OASE,
Mrs. S. A. Monroe, of .'-115 S Register
Street, Baltimore, Md., writes : "I had
been ailing for a year or more, being
troubled with 'Female Weakness' and
leuoorrhea, when I took a levere oold
whioh settled on my lungs, and I had a
severe attack of asthma, which wai so bad
that for three weeki I could Mt He rlotr*
in bad at art I bad a terrible oengfc ; in
faet, avery one thought I had ccnsumpvian,
��� nd no-thin-* gave me relief until I took Dr.
f'ieroc'i Golden Medical J>isec*very and
Doctor Pierce'i Favorite Pree-'ription, niinf)
two bodies of each. They oured me and I
have had so return of the dreadful oough
since, and that has been two yean now,
I have had good health ever itnce.
"I am in poneetion of a copy of the Common Seme Medical Adviaer, whioh 1 wunld
not part with for anything."
STFniLiTY crr.KD.
Kdward F. F. Sargent, Department o!
Photography,U.S. Artillery School.Fortress
Monroe, Va., writs* : ** My wife caunot
speak too highly of Dr, Pierce's Favorite
Prescription,it having completely cured her
of a aerious womb trouble of long standing.
She took five lottlea altogether, and she
hai borne a large, healthy ohild since.
There haa lieen no return of the complaint.
"Shi only wishes every poor, suffering
woman ahould know of the inestimable value
vour ' Favorite Pretoription ' wonld be to
them, and thank*- you, gentleman,from the
bottom of her heart for the benefit the hai
received,"
The brief talk on woman and her peculiar
��� ilments given above ii continued in tbo
gnat dootor book described below :
UKEAT DOCTOR BOOK  HIKE.
When Dr. Pierce publiahed the first
edition of hii great work, The People's
Common Seme Medical Adviser, he announced that after fiHO.OOO copies had been
lold at the regular price, SI.M) per copy,he
would diitrilmto the next half million free.
As thii   number of copies   hm now   been
��� o'd.he will, in accordance with his original
offur.distribute.ahiolntely freo (the receiver
merely to pay for packing, cnatomsduty and
poBt-age,aiatipulatedin thefollowingeoupon)
500,000 copies of this moet complete,interest*
ing and valuablecommon seme medical work
ever published. In a single year this book
will save more than a hundred timet tts
coat in any family. It ia a veritable
medical library, complete in one volume.
No man or woman, married or single ahould
be witho-it it.
It muat be distinctly underitood that not
more than one copy will be sent to on*
family free.
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SPRING SMILES.
In a Company of Artists��� " What ia there
lot ween laughter and tears ?" " The nose,
dryly obaerved Vivier.
She���"So you wouldn't take me to be
2d. What would you take me for!" He���
" For better or worae."
Tommy���-"Pop ,what laja popular song?"
Tommy's father���" One that everybody
gets sick and tired of hearing."
Hilly, the float���'* That manuscript I
just ate has given me an awful pain." Nanny���" Yes, aeareit; that's called writer's
cramp,"
Mr. 1>.���" If you get my ooat done by
Saturdiy I shall be forever indebted to
you.*' Tailor���"If that Is thecaii,it won't
bo done "
Nell���"if you really liked a young man,
what would you do if eome day he chould
kiss you suddenly, against your will ?'
Hollo���11 He couldn't."
Mra. Uoilefield��� "Mn, Oakland has a
great leoret." Mrs. Bloomtleld���" O, no I
iSho can't have?" "Why not?" "If she had
slit would have told it lo mo."
Nndd���"Our nurse girl has just had a
terrible fit of sickness." Todd���" Ypb ?
What wai the matter?" Nodd���" l!y mis*
take she took some medioine she waa going
to give to the baby," ��
Trivvet���"Miss Flop claims to have made
1,000 refusals of marriage, Uicer��� "That's
easily explained. When youug Callow
asked her to marry him, she replied : - No,
a thousand times, no 1"
" I guess," laid the sharp-nosed girl,
"that I will take the wind out of her sail."
" Why," asked the fluffy girl, " don't you
be up to date and say take the wind out of
her tires ?"
" Here's the latest thing in watches,"
said the dealer : "a warranted waterproof
case," " I believe, said Mudge, " that
one that could be soaked would bo better
suited to my needs."
" Say, papa, If we were lying at the
centre of the earth, wouldn't wr he all
funny ?" *��� What makea you think ao, my
ion?" '"Cause thisjogiopby ��ays everything there loses its gravity/'
He���" Don't you thiuk there ii considerable dauger in,-letting a woman who
cares for you know that you love her ?"
Sho���" I think there is considerably more
danger in letting her know that you don't.**
"The first time I heard that played, Mils
Kthel, do you know, I waa completely
carried away." "Indeed! Why, how
delightful I If you'll sit nearer tlie door,
Mr. Bertho, I'll play it .over again."
A Bond of Sympathy.���Mrs. Hicki���
" Thii paper tells about a hunting dog
that hai formed a st range attachment for
au old h ju, How do you account for that ?'
Mr. Sport���" Probably they are both
setters."
We hear and read of many men
Whose honor ia like flint;
Hut I know a man ao honest
That ho never took a hint.
"How do you like your new teacher*
Willie ?" "I'm afraid of her, mamma. .She'"
so awfully swell. " "Does she dress very
stylishly? "Does Bho ? Mamma, ahe could
put you in either ono of the sleeves I"
"Do any nf you womou believe in advanced womenf" shouted the car condnutor,
putting bis head iu ut the car door. "Ves,
wo do," roplicd a woman Holding on to a
strap,  "Well then move forward."
Mrs. Chugwater���"What did the dootor
Hay you'd better do for your cold, Joniah ?"
Mr. Chugwater��� "Ho told me to 'take a
nightcap? Mra Chugwater (greatly relieved)���"Is that all? Vcn can have one of
mine,"
WadBworth���"Well, well, well I If this
isn't BilHe Brown. How are you old man,
anyway ?" The late Billie Brown���"! am
not Billie Brown any longer. 1 am Mr.
Simpkins.' I huve married since wo last
met,"
Mrs, Goodheart���"You have a bad cough,
my poor man." Jogging Jerry���" Yos,
ma'am ; durin'the fine weather of last week
I made de mistake of takin' off me sanitary
woolen HanneJs, an' now I'm sulferin' do
consequences.
Lucy (single)���" Do you think it is
wioked to smoke, dear ?" Fanny (married)
���"No, dear, I'm sure it isn't." Lucy���
"Why are you ao sure ?" Fanny���"Because
my husband clocf-n't smoke ; and if it was
wicked I'm mre he would do it,
Sue���"I am afraid papa waa very angry
when you usked bim for me, wain't he,
Jack, love?" Jack���"Not, at all. He asked
me if I knew any more respectable young
men who would be likely to marry your five
sisters, if properly coaxed."
"I aupppoae you want the lady's name
engraved inside, air ?"said the jeweler, after
Tillinghast had selected an engagement
ring. "Oh, no," replied the careful young
min. "Juit nutinsidi*, 'To my heart's own
treasure,' or *The star if my life."'
"1 don't like hash," remarked thc musical
boarder at breakfast, "It is not rhythmi*
cal." "Maybe not,'' replied the landlady,
a-i her oyea emitted a baleful tire, "but you
will always find oue word to rhyme with
it, and that word ia oash."
Roveugf.��� De tiann���"I don't think
that the Oumbyt liked that chafiiug-diih
we gave them for a wedding present."
Mrs. De B-inn���"Why not ?"D9 Bann���'*I
mot flumhy to-day, and he invited ub
around to eut something thoy wore going
to oi-ok in it,"
The Cheerful I diot. ���"I notice," aaid the
scientific boarder "thnt tliey havu aucceeded
iu making very fair bread from wood," "I
suppoie,' chipped in the choerful idiot, ai
he saw an opening, "that it would be moro
palatable if spread with a littio log jam."
"Do you not lometimea havo soulful
yearnings whioh you long to convey In
words, but oanuot ?"oiked the sentimental
girl. "Yes, indeed," replied the young
man, "I wsb onco dreadfully anxious to
send home for money and I didn't have the
price of a telegram."
"Do ynu think that an artist puts his
own feelings into his work ?" asked tho
young woman. "To bo sure," wai the
reply. ''I suppose," she wout on, thought*
fully, "that's why some ofthe poor,hungry
fellows make their skies like scrambled
eggs."
Organs All Right.
Young Wife���Don't you think my hue*
band's ill health is due to weak digestive
orgaus ?
Doctor���No,    Oh no ; nothing but bad
cooking.
Cold tn thi shead.    Naialbalm gives in*
itant relief j ipeedlly ourei,   Never (alls
A, P. 762.
HOI li IK I* up wil'H KHKIIM4TMM.
A   Norwood    Oitinon   Praises   South
American Rheumatic  Ouro.
WilliamiPegR, Norwood, Ont.: "LostOhrlsl
un wllh rheumatism, I procured throe hot* Is
of south American Rheumatic Core from W,
Hiifherford, dm-wlst, of Norwood, and found
It Lho bes and quickest nciinK medioine I eve?
saw. The first dpse gave relief, and the three
�������'*-�� completely cured mn. i have had
neither ncbe nor puin from rheumatism since."
You Don't Have to Swear orr
lays ths St. Louis Journal of Agriculture
in an editorial about No-To-Bac,the famous
tobacco habit oure, "We know ef many
oasei oured by No-To-Bac,one,* prominent
St, Louis architect, smoked and chewed fnr
twenty ysars ; two hoses cured him so that
even ths ���mill of tobacco makei him lick,"
Ko'to-Ikc sold andguareateed by Druggiati
Bverywheru. No core ao pay. Bonk free,
Sterling Hemedy Co., 874 St. Paul St.
Montreal.
flood laws make It easier to do right aud
harder to do wrong. ���Gladstone*
A Vlirm\ ��(��� Till 1.411 VTAM.
Oured of Fluttering ofthe Heart aad
Smothering Spells by Dr. Agnew's
Ours For the Heart- It Always
Relieves In SO Minutes,
and thus saves Thousands or Lives.
Mr. W. H. MttMetaan, member of thsQ.A
ft., Wslssport, Pa., writes: "I hive mud twe
bottles of l��r. Agnew's Cure for the Heart ane'
have been entire!*- vared ef palp-JUtton o-
tluttering of the heart ani aeKWhsrin-* -i-e'l-
Hook in bottle-* of sarsapariHa. hut it tallr>J
in any way to relieve me. 1 do not think tin
value of the heart cure eon be eetimatrrl, I
hat-* wrotiffhl ench a change in my conditio1
Ihnt I feii tike Sfncw man*'
WALTER BAKER & GO.
Tbe Largest Alaiuif&<tureri of
PURE, HICH CRADB
COCOAS AND CHOCOLATES
On -UlU CcDtUiitit, bt-Tt jm.*-*4
HIGHEST AWAR08
fron Um ���mil
Industrial and Food
EXPOSITIONS
Europe and krift
rein-*the l'iiu-hl .o.ri'AlkS
���**��<���*��� titii-r Clitminlt ot eJJ*t_M
_     ' -jieil   In HIT ol  tli��*ir )-������ .**.*������)***-,
Thti-iWl.-i--.il HHEAkrA-iT COCOA u *t��cl**MB
**U*0 lad oolubil, uid com lest 1 tan arte cent a cvp.
SOLD   iY  OROCLRS   CVCRYWMCRI.
WAtUR BAKER*CO. BOF.CHKKa.ltfl
CAUTION
Owing  to   the enoi
ule of oar funioun
" Something Good"
Cigar
Other Manufacturer** are puttlne oo the
market Inferior goo An uniler trii name.
A poor article in never imitated, therefore
Ithe fact that "Something Good" in being
[eouiiterfett**d Is a nuaranloe to smokera thatil
ts the beet Bo. Cigar on the Market.
In purchasing aee that our trade mark (Th#
iBnowf-hoel and firm name are on each I ox, no
{otherIk genuine. Our "Something Good"
'brand iireglatered and any one selling other
eigan under this name will be proseented.
Empire Tobacco Co.. Montreal
FISHING TACKLE.
Finest Stock In 0... Provinco (or all klnli et}
Flehing.
All Lancewood Trout ftnd BftM Ilods, lint tt,
Bo4" kuhber and  Plfttad  Mnltlplying  and
CheA Benin Irom 11.00 up.
Bnamclloil IJnw In bost Bilk, for Trout and
BaM,}l.oriand ���1.26. ���
And ovory other reqliisi!* for the fisherman al
beet prices.
LacroRsce, fine Double Out fl 21
���'  Boys        " "    , '*
Footbnlls from  * �����
Headquarters tor Sporting (foods.
THE WICHTMAN SPORTINC GOODS CO.
eon 8i tMOJi Strsot. Montreal.
e>icn nn n>�� *" ���"���'> o*h��d��.n -t��h*>
*Dl*lU.UU   uud   Iwivbi,   18.il   <nd    I85J.
COOK UP YOUH. OLD LETTERS nnd old
wlleoUonH of BUumin im.l tt.-i Die Ir.'In- -l ci^ll
lirloe for them from C A. NKEOHAMi
Ht Main St. F... Hamilton, Out
RAMMERINC 5T��*ffiSJ
���ona System.   No adranop fee^.   Writ* tm
���Ireular.     THK ONTARIO INSTITUTE,
tt Shuter SU, Toroote*.
Mitjr.f'ti Apimraluu. I��tt*
e-i Kuropean nnd Anu-rl*
can NoVL'llier-.CurdTricke,
&c. Our largo cntalni*uc- HtKK, P, 10. Kara
trick and Noveliy Co.,la" Church SU,Toronto
TRICKS.
A rsrt���� latest aad bu.t line of RmSi an]
Kblee la Cauda, all ataes aad nriaaij tanw
IboraL Write ha* Axolara. ttaUam
Mc(h*taMUIuir.9ata*aM. Omt,
G. DUTHiE & SONS
Uats, Shoot-Metal, TU* * Gravel Roofers
Sheet Metal Ceilings. Terra Cotta Tile, Rod,
Black and Green KooflaK  Slato, Metal Cor-
Bices. Felt, T.ir, Roo*ln�� Pitch, Etc.   Gutters,
ownpipes, ste... supplied the trade.
Telephone 1938.   Adelaide * Wldmsr SU,
TOBOHTO.
Recipe.���For naklnp- a Oellclora
Health Drink at Small Cost.
Adam's Root Boer Extract ons botfas
nelsehmsnn's Yeast m half a cat*
.Sugar ju.. ������- twa pounds
iMiawain Water twogalloa*
DlasolTe ths nwar and reast la the water.
tadd ths eitract, and bottle; ptaoa la a '
alaos lor twenu-foor hoars until It f.mienta.
then place on loa. whsa it will opea eaarkthaf
aad aelloloaa.
The not heer saa ha shaalasd la an drag
aad groeerr stores la N aad B oent battles la-
Make two and Are gaUaaa
The Snowball Wagon
STANDS TO DAY
l��AD&Si40ULDERsdvERAubT*OS
SNOWBAaWACONCoSTG-^wn-n;
Tho abovo cut, callfi your  attention  lo  tho"
famous
SNOWBALL WAGON.
If thero Ih no ft(*ont In yonr lochtlty.   write
direot Ui tho hom-o.   Bny a Snowball and you
will alway** bn happy.    If ii tho best Vft'UO in
tho market,
SXOWIMIi*! ��k;o\ CO.
rns
GRANBY RUBBERS
Better thii  season th��a  ever.      Every bod j    a-aau   tk�� ���
Srar- daalar aslli ihaav    Tkaj waar like Ira a
(4 G. A. McBain fll Co.,   Real Estate Brokers,   Xanainy), B.C.
LATE LOCALS.
"1 will either have that cow or shed
Uood."
Babies photos a specialty at Jenkins
& Whitney's.
New novals. plain and fancy stationery at Plmbury*e
The amount of rainfall fnr lhe month of
May at Union was 3.56 inches.
Call and se- us .11 the tent, At Coutte-
nay after thc 8th ��� Jenkins & Whitney.
For Rent���A three roomed   house  on
Fernwood Heights.   Apply lo
Kenneth Grant.
Don't miss this opportunity to procure
photos as wc will remain only a short
time at Courtenay.
The Interr.ationil chess match, in
progress'at Victoria last week by wire be
teen Victoria and S in Francisco resulted in favor of thc II, ". phycrs.
About ihree nr four weeks a)jo, a black
satin sunshade with silk bars on lower
edge. Presumably in Union. Finder will
be rewarded on returning it to the News
Office.
Rer. Mr. Tail preached at Denmin
Island last Sunday. The train did not
come up from lhe wharf until late, and as
a result he did nnt get back to HII his engagement at Courten ay.
Jenkins & VVhimev will be at Courtenay on Saturday lhe 8th. Call and see
them for fine portraits. Charges moderate. Will only remain for a short time.
Babies photos a specialty.
The man in the moon has heen refused
a titlket to the grand combined railway���
steamboat���wagon excursion to the Den
man Island Concert and Dance. He will
remain in Union to watch affairs.
The man who attempted to shoot Capt
Manson, of Cortez Island,' is now a raving
maniac, and has been confined in the
provincial asylum He is starving him-
���self, absolutely refusing to touch food.
Spring medicines tor cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
drug store.
The boys are around getting the neccs
sary funds to fix up the athletic grounds.
The teams are al work upon them today.
Help the boys along when they come
around. You won't miss a dollar, and all
together they will be sufficient for the
purpose-.
A set-to between two well known gen
tlemen, at present leading a rural life,
over lovely woman, was indulged in a day
or two ago. Pistols and swords are not
much in vogue nowadays, and unless the
amende honorable be made the affair may
be weighed before the public in the judicial scales.
Williams & Hunter,
NOTARIES PUBLIO  & AOCO"U"3SrT.A.l*TTS,
EEAL ESTATE BROKE AS, GENBBAL  AQ-E1TTS.
AGENTS FOR ~f The Dominion Building aud Loan Assoc.
83?" Thc Phoenix Fire Insurance Co
ggSfct, The London and Lancashire Insur. Co.
ECS= The Confederation Life Assoc'n.
A few choice Lots for  Sale  on Dwellings and Rooms
Dunsmuir Ave. & Penrith Ave. for Sale  or  To   Let.
WANTED �����%** A good farm in  the  Comox
valley.    Those wanting to sell  will please  list  the same   with us.
FURS FURS
PELTS PELTS
OF    THIS
WOOL WOOL
^^^^^^   HIDES HIDES ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
SHIP     EVERYTHING     OF    THIS     SORT     TO
J3iS,       MCMlllclIl     CO     IO,,      Inc. MINNEAPOLIS,  MINN
EXPORTERS ANO IMPORTERS OF FINE NORTHERN FURS
***Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices. .��> '-'"Try TJs with a Shipment.jp,
WHO 13 SHEP
In Europe a favoured few among noble
ladies have known of the secret of
the milk pack. It is a marvellous
rejuvenator, renewing one's youthful
appearance. After .1 few packs the skin
becomes soft and velvety, the health improved, and lhe frame more lithe and active. Wrinkles quickly disappear and
will not return so long as an occasional
pack is indulged in. The secret has been
hitherto so well preserved and confined
to so few, that public attention .md curiosity has never been aroused. In a large
city such things are not noiiccd as they
would be in a small place, and the person
rejoicing in lhe appearance born of the
magic milk p ick escapes (criticism Hut
n some way, which wc may no d vulge
the mystery of the milk pack ll is been
discovered by a middle aged lady of
Union who passes in society for about 18.
Her complexion is singularly fine, and by
study and association she simulates a
young person. She has many admirers
among gentlemen of from 20 tn 30 who
do not suspect her to be older than she
seems. Who she is will probably remain
unknown until some day by accident the
milk pack is discoveied. The writer
when in London was nvidc acquainted
with the habit prevalent among certain
noted beauties, and thus became familiar
wilh a certain peculiar appearance of the
complexion, which to lh*i uninitiated
would not be noticeable. Observing the
to him familiar signs, he investigated further until his suspicions were verified. If
any one is skeptical the person has only
to try the milk pack to be convinced, hut
it is to be hoped that they will not contract with the milkman to re buy the milk,
as is sometimes done by Parisian ladies.
Hut referring to the Union lady���Who is
she?���must remain an enigma for the
present.
TENDERS.
Will be received by thc undersigned
for the construction of a 2 storey frame
building, up lo 6 p. m., June 8th. Plans
and specifications may be seen at the saw
mill office.
The lowest or any tender not ncces-ai i
ly accepted.
It Grant*Co.
INDIA**! POrL 40 H.
There are expected on the 7.I1 inst.
about 2,000 ldli ins at the Kauclierie to
attend the potlach. It will probably last
for three weeks. Messrs. Kemp & 1 Irani
(Johnny) have reopened tempol-iirily ihe
old Hudson H-iy store wuh goods suited
to the warns ofthe natives.
PROGRESS.
*I.el there be many windows in your soul,
That all lhe glory of the universe
May glorify it.    Nol the narrow pane
Of one poor cited can catch thc radiant
rays
That shine from countless sources.   Tear
away
Thc blinds uf superstition ; let thc light
Pour through fair windows broad as Truth
itself,
And high as God. "
BE NOT A SLAVE.
'Wjio dares not follow Truth where'er
Her footsteps lead,
Hut says, ' O, guide not there, nor
there,
I have nol strength to follow where
My feet would bleed;
But show nn: worji.ways, trodden fair
By feet more brave ���
Who fears to stand in Truth's broad
glare,
What others dared not, will not dare,
Is but a slave. "
COURTEOUS   ABERDEEN
Lord Aberdeen has promised to open
the Westminster Agricultural Exhibition.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time Table No.   24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday,  April   6th    18D6.   Trains
run on Pacific Standard
Time.
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On Fridays, Saturdaja a-nd Sundayi
Hiitwrn TiukoU will be issued botwouu  till
point* for ii faro and a ���������unrter.  Rood (or return not Inter Uinu Sunday.
Iteturn Tickets for one and a ball ordinary
faro inay be purelmpcd* daily to nil point*,
good for seven days, including day of issue.
No Return Tickets iSFited for a fnro and
quarter whero the ahitclc faro is twenty-tlv
cfnla.
Through rut*** b**tween Victoria and Comox
Miloago andCmiimuhitiu*. Tickets can bo obtained ou upplkaLliin to Ticket Agent, Victoria
Duncan's and Nanai mo Slat ions.
A. DlTNSMUIIl. JOHKI'II HUNTKIl.
President. Gen'l Supt
U.K.PI.IOR,
Oan. Fni��lii and I'tissemrer Ant.
Drs  Lawrence & Weslwood.
Physicians snd Surgeons.
���CT^TIOTSr ^.c.
flourluimy .'.nd lho Hay will be vinite I cvorj
Wt-diio-'da* aftsrrnjnn for the piu-pet'e nf cr-n
���jultiitioTi.
Parents at a distntico wil rct-i' p ���*-**r.iv ���-,������
tention on receipt if telephone inutKUKQ-
SIMON
LEISER
UNiON ���
LARGEST
ikt
���British: oolttmbi-a.
Our
Stock is now
COMPLETE,    We would
particular*- draw your attention
to our Dress (ioods and Trimmings;���
Latest fashions in LADIES BLOUSES including llie
"SAILER" in white and colors,    lieautiful KIWILMH WASWINO
PRINTS;���fifteen colors in Sateens and over roo patterns,   for
those desiring summer High class Wash Material for Costumes or
Blouses we have the Cambrai.   LADIES, you know cambrai is "THK THING
this season and WE alone keep it.   Surat silks in all thc Latest Shades, we secured
from the Kast 75 pieces of Dressgoncls for Children's School Dresses, sells at 1; cts per yard
Wi   received Ihis week from  Nnirhatcl, Switzerland, over 200 PIECES OP Swiss EMltROlbr.RY,
selected designs and choicest colors; from  Paris we   received   (iloves   including the
fashionable UNDRESSED Kin, to lace, not  l.otton; our gloves will match that  Ncw
Costume yoH arc gelling made up (from our stock) for the 241I1; and now for
the Gentlemen.   We have the latest hats  in  Hard and Soft Felt and
Straws, the colors and style as worn in London and New Vork.   Our
CLOVES are well assorted and our entire Cent's FURNISHING
Dept. is replete with High Class Goods ,
We have Gloves, Tics and Shoes for
every occasion; wc invite
you 10 inspect our
NEW STOCK
CHOICEST
AND
BEST  ASSORTED
stock:
SIMON
LEISER
UNION

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