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NO. 132.        UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, MAY, 21, 1895.     $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
But cannot sell noons at cost on credit* consequently
on and aetek April ist I will do business on the CASH
ffyNo Skimping in Weights and Measures"""***" at the
CTJ^BERLAisro   stoK/B.
JAMES McKIM. Union,P.C.Mar.20,1895.
The Best Metis on the Coa t for 25 Cen s.
Elegantly Furnished  Rooms in  Connection.
Special rates made for monthly boarders. This is the best
place for working men. Good wash house. All the cooking
is done by  white   men.    Come   one come all, we still have
��� Union, ��. G ���
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and  Domestic Cigars.   Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Tke Abort Stores Adjoin., Where Everything of tke Eett in their Respective
lines will be found.
A. IP. Mclntyre Prop.
ihi mm
Spring weather is here- also spring
goods. Come and examine our
stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Fashionable Tailor,
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
u:rq,u:h:j***_:r,t   bros.
All persons driving; over the wharf nr
bridges in Comox district taster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Notary Public.
Agent top the Alliance Fire
insurance Company ot Lon
don  and  the Phoenix ot
Agent tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Assoeiation ot Toronto	
Union, IC.
There will be a dance at the Agricultural hall, Courienay on thc evenin { of the
24th of May, followed by supper at the
Courienay Hnuse. Professor Picper will
furnish Ihe music. Tickets admitting
lady and gentlennn to both ball and sup.
per $1.50.
San Francisco, May 18.���Theodore
Durrant threatens that if he is acquitted
of the murders of Blanche Lamnnt and
Minnie Williams lo sue Chief of Police
for placing his picture in the rogues gallery. Durrant's counsel claims to possess
evidence proving that the murders were
not committed by any one connected
with Emmanuel Church and that the
crimes were not the work of one man.
A Chinese theatrical troupe arrived in
town lasl Wednesday, and will appear
at the new Chinese1 theatre, at the lower
end of the camp.
Hy  A.   LtnUeny.
{ No 2. )
The Fraser River, a noble stream
many hundred miles in length, receives
the drainage of an immense area of mouil
tainous cnuntry,and cms through ihe ("old
Cascade, and Coast ranges in its way to
the sea. Its bed through thc mountains
is in deep, wild canyons, the banks almost perpendicular lor hundreds of feet,
broken by little rocky ledges, covered by
a tleposit more or less deep, of gravel and
boulders. Between the ranges the country opens out and the banks rise in well
defined terraces back to the hill ranges
on either side. These terraces almost
everywhere, correspond in elevation on
both sides of ihc river, leading tn th*
conclusion that in years gone by it ran
at higher levels. Nearly every tributary
to the main stream and every feeder of
that tributary, back to the little nils that
form themselves in the higher mountains
have the same characteristics though in
many places their old beds have been
filled up by slides of rock and gravel,
many feet in depth. Now this mighty
river and its feeders must have cut their
way for untold .ges through very rich
deposits of gold, for the little rocky ledges in Ihe canyons, the terraces in the
wider valleys and thc bars and benches
whether at present water level or hund-
dreds of feet ahove it, each has its deposit of the shining metal, varying in
richness according 10 locality. All this
lay dormant until iS'o, when the miners
of California and Australia getting news
of the existence of gold on the Fraser,
rushed in in streams and British Columbia awoke to new life. The country
was overrun snd every possible place
dug into, tunnelled, wing-dammed,
sluiced, and washed out. Further and
still further the prospector pushed his
way, through ranges, up valleys and
creaks; prospect holes, sluices, cabins,
sometimes a grave, marking his path for
four, five, anb six hundred miles, lhe
genius of unrest seized everyone. Living in a new world, far from old country
civilization, we become primitive again;
satisfied with the barest necessities of
life. 11
Dave Canv.ron and I packs on back,
slatted' out /jronVFort Yale one fine spring
morning/along the,,well marked mule
trail that zig-zagged up thc mountain behind the town. I often had cause since
that day >o remark (hat the mountains in
British Columbia dor,'i ha\ e any top.
That fitst clanb was too tough a starler
for a greenhorn. Al each siep the pack
seemed to gel heavier and tugged harder
at the straps lill my shoulder blades
chafed against each other.On lhe descent
iny shaky legs wouid give way until I'd
take the easy way of sliding 10 the bottom until Dave warned me that overalls
didn't grow on tiecs, and lhat if [ was going to slide down all the hills, I'd butter
get a tin patch pat on Dave took the well
travelled short cuts, and so saved many a
climb. He walked the shaking trees that
served as bridges; 1 crossed ihem boding on for dear life, for the raging torrents below served to make the world go
round- and round. After many hair
breadth escapes we reached Spuzzum and
made camp tor the night. 1 was used
up in feet and legs, and back and shoulders, galled with the straps, and chest sore
and burning; Dave said that the trouble
was the ozone fiom the mountain air.
While 1 cut brush for our beds and
spread it along side a log, Dave cooked
the bacon and put a pot of beans on fur
the morning; then we ate supuer and
stretched ourselves out for a smoke before turning in for the night. We lay
there in a state of dreamy satisfaction,
watching the crackling i re at our leet,
the sky overhead gradually darkening
till the s ars peeped out onc by one,
while the dislant rear of thc Fraser served as our lullaby till we fell asleep.
The next morning we were up bright
and early. 1 was stiff and sore and half
inclined to turn bark, but Dave's joking
protests turned the scale. One of the
mnst disheartening things to the tender
foot waj. meeting the disappointed prospector, or the man to whom the dangers
and difficulties of the way had proved
too hard. Kach one had snme plausible
reason to give for his ill-luck I have
seen hundreds who like myself, feeling
sore and out of joint during ihe first day
or two, only needed to meet some ragged
or disgusted wayfarer to give up the
struggle. One uf the facinations of a
miner's life is the uncertainty lhat attends it, good luck more than good judge
ment seemingly being the rule, so that
there is a good deal of truth in saying
that "it is nothing but gambling." One
man may stake off a claim and after
working for weeks and months find nothing, while the man a few feet away, may
strike it rich. There is apparently no
reason why one claim should not be as
rich as the other; so on our first day's
tramp we saw many who evidently believed in striking it in what seemed ta
me the oddest places. The timbered
flats, points of rocks, crevices in the bluff
and the river bank down to water level,
had all their busy workers. Some were
in groups with slu.ee boxes; others with
rocker or gold pan.
I was anxious to try nur hick, but
Dave adviser!   goin-,'  further  on, sway
Jflcfhee & JVIoofe
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs ancl Vegetables
A full line of Staple and   Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc
from the crowds, where disputes were
less likely to arise. So on our second
clay we crossed the Fraser on Frank Andrew's ferry, to the trail on the other side.
Some years after Mr. Trulch, who was
the first Lieut-Governor of lhe Province
after Confederation, but who was then
Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
of thf Colony, got an exclusive lerry
charter of 22 miles of the river, and built
the Alexandria Suspension brieve
about a mile and a half above Frank's
Ferry. A toll of one third of a cent a
pound was cha-gecl on all freight, and so
much per animal crossing it. Needless
to say that he made a snug little thing
out of this during the 15 years he held
the charier.
Our next day brought us.near to Boston Bar. Thc climbing if anything was
harder, and the creekscro-sed wilder ai.d
deeper than we had yet found. One
place 1 still think of with a shudder. We
were going down a steep trail, when suddenly it seemed to erd just where a stunt
ed pine grew out ofa fissure in the rock.
Dave was ahead and looking down.
"This is the wrung trail, old man," I cried
out. "No," he said, "there it is down
theie. Come and sec." Sure enough 15
feet below was a narrow ledge, about 4
feet wide, and between it and where we
stood, an Indian ladder or notched pole.
Away below was a mountain torrent roaring and lumbling its way to the Fraser,
of which we could get n glimpse. Thc
sight almost look away my breath J so we
sat down to discuss the situation, while
two ravens in the trees croaked in anti
pniion ol the bones lhey cxper led 10 p,ck.
Should we go back and iry for the right j
trail, ergo ahead? Wa ii.dkccl belun;
ihere certainly was a paili theVe". ["hen }
we looked at cacti other, and as neither j
siucl go back, we. went ahead. We >!>������
cided that I should go firM. We undid
our packs, joined 'he ropes together and
astei.ed [hem under my arms. Dave
ti*nk a turn around a stunted pine .-.nd
held the other end nf lhe rone. Then 1
I got diwn en my s'oniach and gridually
felt lhe tirst notch in thc pn'e wilh mv
feet. Down, down I wenl till I got hold
ofthe pole with my hands, and so worked my way t*i the bottom. Dave said afterwards he'd never forget the look of my
face as I disappeared over the edge nf
the rock. He declared iny eves hung
down on my cheeks and iny hair, cars
and leelh stood out like spikes in a board
Anyway I shall never forget that awful
descent on that wobbly pole. When I
was safely landed, Dave let down the
packs and then followed. We then took
a rest, had our dinner and a smoke, and
resumed our tramp. We found afterwards that we had taken an old Indian
short cut. That day we passed quite a
number mining in different places, and
at evening wc camped on the hanks nf a
little creek where there was a.small beach
of gravel and boulders and where Dave
said we'd prospect in the morning. If
we found nothing a days change of work-
would clo us good. Wc had a tasty supper of trout from the creek, fried with baron, rolled ourselves in our blankets and
knew nothing till broad day light thc
next morning.
The Magne, valued at $20,000 and
owned in Victoria is almost a total wreck
on the beach at Tattosh. She went
ashore Saturday lasl. No lives were lost;
no insurance.
Nanaimo May, 20th Tne case against
Fauquier was postponed until to morrow
The cleaning up of Dunsmuir Ave. is a
much needed improvement.
The Thistle left yesterday with 15 tons
of Comox coal and 88 tons of wash coal
for the C. P. R.
The Tepic left to day with 115 tons of
Comox coal.
Nanaimo, May 18���The citoent of
Nanaimo by a lug majority heartily en-
dor>e Tjik NKWf? stricture's upon the action of the Board of Trade regarding a
subsidy lor the extension ofthe E. St N.
K'y to Comox. Bu-iness men here realize lhat thc- extension of this road would
be ol great bene t to theciiy accordingly
leel highly displeased wilh the stupid resolution adopted by those who should
have been foremost in support of so prosperous a movement.
John Unswnrth, Brick maker.Nanahne
has entered suit against James Kelly, architect also of same city to recover $5,000
damages for slander.
George Paine, cr conductor, hns obtained $1 joo damages from tit* city of Victoria. He sued the city for $10,000 cam-
ages for negilence in connection wi.h a
trestle on the tram line.
The plans of J. J. Honeytnan, atchiteet    I
of Nanaimo have been accepted for the
new school house.
An attempt was made at noon, Friday
ui-ci fire ;'i r.-.r.ivere Hotel, Victoria.
Piles of kindling, \."t,iiwere put in one
room anil set on iiu:. The fire was put
oul before much damage was done.
Nanaimo expects a big excursion from
Union and Comox on Queen's birthday.
A hearty welcome will be tendered ill
George Anderson has been arrested in
Vancouver charged wilh the murder af
Louis P'inierleau in lhat city.
The Alberni Half-way House was tnial
ly destroyed by fire last Msada* tight.
The loss to owners and guests exceeds
The freight train nn thc E. and N. Rail
way was duelled Wednesday evening Iwa
miles north of Chcmainus. The locomotive and several cars weie badly smashed
The train hands escaped without injury.
The accident was caused by a tree falling across the track.
Tacoma, Mav t8.���Fora radius of ij
miles in the neighborhood of'Buckley,
the forests are on fire and near here.
Friday three miles away the atmosphere
was filled with smoke. Sup't J. A. Mc-
Colic, of the Pacific Division of Northern
Pacific Railway says that nothing but
heavy rains will check the flames..
A special train is held at Buckley ta
carry away inhabitants in case the Are
closes about the town. About 900 people reside there. At Lester several
buildings have been burnt and the fire it
spreading in all directions. Ranches tn
thc number of a have been burned and
the inhaditants compelled to flee. Passengers report seeing flames leaping up
into fir trees 10 the height of 15010200
feet ��� ���* v* ���;-.*> ,
"With you, you infernal young idot, 1
haven't got the patience of a mouse. I hope
you'll live to repent it. Meantime keep
out of my way, and don't expect more than
your four hundred a year, because you
won't get it. And if I hear of your marrying anyhody under a hundred thousand
pounds I'll cut off your allowance. After
you are forty we can think about it. It ia
only just to tell you that if I have a chance
1 nlie-ll marry again iu thc hopo of having
an heir nf my own, Yours,  AYLMER."
80 ran tho letter that Lieutenant Di-.k
Aylmer received from his amiable uncle,
the Lord.
A nice, cheery letter tor a young man to
receive when ho contemplated marrying a
girl with a fortuue oi u thousand pounds ���
Hut he madu up his mind that hewould
marry Dorothy Strode, in spite of alt the
angry uncles in ihe world, and Marry her
he did privately, just as if that letter had
uever been written.
It was as Mr. and Mrs, Harris that Dick
aud Dorothy went out hand in hand to
face tlie world together.
Fortunately, under the circumstances,
there waa uo one to interfere with Dorothy's plana. Her aunt, Misa Diimdale, was
dead, aud a distant cousin, who lived in
Egypt, was the only surviving relative.
It wns not likely that she would meet
David Stevenson again. Sue had lett; him
behind her with hor old lite at Graveleigh,
miserable enough, ahe was sure, for hia
love had been very atrong uud sincere, aud
would probably haunt his life to the eud.
There was no one, in short, to remind her
of the past hut Barbara, an old retainer of
her aunt's, who adored her young mistress
and would not he parted from her.
Six months had gone by��� six glorious and
blUstnlly happy months, during which Mr.
and Mrs. Harris kept their secret wclb'anu
Djuk was all the world to his wife Dorothy.
During two of these months they remained abroad, living in the smaller towns on
the Riviera, seeking no interest beyond
themselves*, but leading a quiet, peaceful
lite of lovo, of which neither had become
the least weary when Disk's leave was up
ami it was time for him to go back to bis
Now, as the Forty-third were el ill quar-
tered at Colchester, it heenme a (*ueaiion of
some importance for them to decide where
Dorothy should taite up her abode after
this. Colchester or its immediate neighborhood was, of course, an impossibility, aa
hur whereabouts mighi at any moment he
discovered, and also Dick'a real name.
Dick suggested that she might go to Chelmsford and take rooms there for the time ;
but Dorothy hud stayed more than once in
that sleepy little town, ami it was therefore almost as impossible as Colchester
itself. So finally they agreed tn.it there
was no place to hide oneself and liavo a
good time all the same, aud therefore they
came hack to town during the last week
oj Dick's leave, uud thuy took a liltle
flat in Kensington, just where Dorothy
and Barbara eould get on very comfortably
without any other servant, and yet could
be near lo good shops and a tolerably
lively street.
������I'm afraid you'll he awfully dull, darling," be said to her when tliey had taken
possession, and their last evening had come,
''because, of courae, you won't know any
oue, and you are not at all likely to get to
know people,"
"I shall have Barbara," aaid Dorothy,
siniing bravely.
"Yea, you'll have Barbara, but Barbara
won't he much company for you," he answered. "I do hate all this concealment.
I Iwue leaving yuu at all, and 1 hate having
to live, as it were, on the sly, and I'm
afraid always that some one you know or
one of the fellows will be seeing you, aud
that they may get hold of a wrong idea
altogether, and���and���I sometimes feel as
if 1 should like to kill that old savug-.- at
Ayimer's Field."
"Hut, Dick ileal-, nobody will see me and
if tliey do they will think I am Dorothy
Strode still. Remember, I don't know
many people in all the world, aud none of
your officers kuow mo at all, aud if they
even happened to see me wilh you they
wouldn't think anything of it. Really 1
wouldn't worry about that if I were you,
dearest, and aB for my being dull���why, I
never am dull 1 never have been uaed to
having moru than one person at a time���
Auntie all my life, and now you. I shall
get on spieudidly with Barbara, and I
shall always he able to look forward 10 tiie
dayB when you will Im coining home."
"And 1 shall come liko a bird wheiuvei
I get the ghost ofa chance," he cried,
������And 1," cried Dorothy, "am going to
make a study of gowns, 1 liavealwttya lieen
used to make my ordinary gowns, and 1
shall have bits of lime, and 1 am going to
begin ai soon as you are gone. I am going
to make myself some beautiful tea-gowns ;
they will make me 00k married and dignified���'hey will make you reaped tne sir,"
"Mut you don't want to look married
and dignified," he cried, half alaimed-
"Suppnae you meet some one you know,
*��� 1 shall not be wearing a lea-gown,
Dick," cried Dorothy, with a gay laugh.
��� "Ah! no, no, of oourse not,"he answered
relieved, "All tho same, though, did you
not tell me the other day that you had a
cousin somewhere or other ';"
"Oh, Esther I Yea, but she," careleuly,
"iB in Eypyt.*'
" But, my dear child Bhe won't he in
Egypt always," he rejoined; "and if ahe
comes back to London, winch she is sure to
"By no means, Dick," interrupted Dorothy, quietly. ".Esther is just us likely to
go oil for tho summer to New Zealand or
Finland as to como to London. And sho
would uot sproially hunt mc up if ahe did
como bero, She is beautiful, and rioh, and
very Independent in her mind, but she is
sit years cider than I am, ami thinks very
little of family tieg. In any case, supposing
j that I met her iu London to-morrow, the
j would certainly not try to pry into my
I affairs, aud even if I had your leave to tell
her part of the truth, she is perfectly safe.
I assure you that you never need worry
yourself for a single moment about my
cousiu Esther."
So Dick was pacified, and the following
day went off to Colcheater���not in a very
happy frame of mind, all the same. "I hate
leaving you, Dolly," he aaid vexedly. "I
hate it. I've a good mind to throw up my
commission and trust to Fate aud the old
" Dick, Dick I" she cried, "how can you
be so foolish? Supposing that 'the old
savage' did turn round ou you and stopped
your allowance, where would you be then '.'
If you are in lhe army you have always
the .-hancc of going to India, uud I don't
kuow lhat I would uot rather be in India
ai Mrs. Aylmer than havo theso dreadful
parting! hero."
" No, no," he cried, hastily. "1 couldn't
take you out there. I've alwaya had a sort
ol horror of the Kast, and 1 would do any*
tning to avoid running any auch rink."
- So he weut away, with a lump iu his
throat which made him giad he was safe
in a cab, leaving Dorothy to face the next
week by herselt���that ia to say, oicept for
Barbara, wbo was jubilant at having got
Imr loug holiday over aud delighted to be
at work agaiu.
To Doruthy, Barbara at this time waB a
wonderful study, of winch she was never
tired, For Barbara had been horn and bred
in the country, und had lived more years at
1 Iraveleigh Hall than Dorothy could remember, and her comments on town people and
town ways were more than ainusiug.
" Ah ; they did things in a queer sort of
fashion at Hollo way. My cousin Joe lives
at Holloway���- you know, Miss Dorothy���
he's a plumber in quite a large wuy of
business, and has money in the bank aud
two children at boarding-school learning
Ftench and music and Heaven knows what
beside, Mrs. Joe used to go out every Saturday night to get ber Btores in for the
week, as she always said���for Sunday, I
used to think. Never did 1 sec such marketings ! A quarter of a pound of butter
aud lour fresh eggs, She regularly prided
herself ou those fresh eggs. 'My dear,1
Baid I one night 10 her, 'them eggs have
been laid at least a week, und I doubt if 1
should be far out if I wont as far as ten
"'Vou sec, Barbara', says ahe, 'you've
beon used to a country life, with newly-
laid eggs, and gallons of milk and butter
by tbo stone, and I dare say you feol a bit
piuohed-like here. Bnt if I'd let myaelf
go in butter uud live on new-laid eggs at
twopence lia'-penny eaoh���well, all 1 can
say is, I should have had to rest content
without any hoarding-schools or anything
put by in the bank,'
"J don't say, Mias Dorothy���Mrs. Harris, ma'am, I should say," Barbara went
en, in her wisest touea���"that I wish to go
against my cousin Joe's wife iu lhat respect
���a thrifty wife ia a crown of gold to a mau
that has to work for a living; but nt eggs
thnt have never seen a hen for nearly e
fortnight, I do draw the line���to call 'em
fresh, that iB."
Hut although on most evenings Dorothy
used to tell the old servant 10 bring her
sewing and come and sit wilh her iu the
pretty*little drawing-room. It must be con-
I leased that at this time she found her life
I dreadfully dull, and aa each day went by
' ahe seemed to miss Dick in her daily life
more and more. For though ehe had been
uaed to a quiet country home and a quiet
country existence, there had always been
plenty to interest her,
If you live as Dorothy Strode had beeu
used to live all her lite, you know why
Juuet Wenham waa not at church on Sun-
day, and why Elizabeth Middlehams girl
left that nice place at Whittington, und
how Elizabeth Middleham cried for dayB
over it, and her girl's intention to take aer*-
vice iu London ami see life. And you know
all about it when Mrs. Jones hns her mauve
dinner-gown dyed chestnut-brown, and how
it is tbat the rectory curtains keep clean
year after year, although white silk with a
delicately-tinted stripe would be ruined in
three months iu some houses. Ves, you
know everything about everybody in the
country, almost without knowing why you
know it. *
But in town, in London town, it is all so
different- It ia true that when you get
known in Londcn the gosaippiug is nearly
as bad as if you were the centre of a small
village set ; but to a girl situated aB Dorothy was, London is a social blank.
Oil, dear, dear, it was all dreadfully slow,
and before she had beeu a month in her
new home Dorothy was pining, piuing for
some woman friend to talk to, to confide in,
to be friends witli,
Oh course, io set off against this, there
were the gay ami glorious times wheu Dick
came bo 1 e, sometimes only between after-
neon parade aud morning stables, which
meant a little dinner somewhere, a theatre
after it, and a wild scramble aud rush to
catch a train leaving Liverpool street at
some unearthly hour in ihe morning. At
other limes, however, Dick managed to
squeeze a two-day's leave out of his colonel,
and then Dorothy felt���uy, and said, poor
child���that lifo was worth living, and that
ahe would not change her bit for that ot any
Othor woman in all tho wide world.
So, poor child, her life slipped by in a
continual change from grave to gay, with
bright spots of love set in a large surface
of unutterable du Iness and wearying
denn smm. '
"I winder," she said one day to Dick,
"whether, when we are able to be always
U-golher, ycu will get tired of me and if I
shall bore you ?" _
"No," said Dick, promptly,
"Vou really think not?" eagerly.
"I don't think at all," he said, tenderly,
"becauso I am sure of it. What makea
you iisk me that dearest? Have I ever
looked  bored or aa if I was tired of you ?"
"Oh, no, Dick, uo!" ahe burst out ;
"only you are so good and kiud to me, and
it seems so wonderful that you, who havo
been in the wo.-ld all your life, should take
so much trouble for a little nobody like
me���I mean lhat I know nothing, how
should I, afler living all my life at 'iraveleigh !"
Dick laughed aloud at the earnestness
of her face and lone.
"'.ly darling," lie Ka'd, holding her close
to  hia heart, "1   have  been no  more kind
and tender to you than you have been to
me. You don't set half enough value on
your dear self, the most precious aelf to me in
all the world. Believe me a man does not
care so much what hia wife knows as what
she is���and you forget what 1 always remember, that you might have liked the
other fellow best, and you didn't."
"The oiher fellow," Dorothy faltered.
"You mean David Stevenson ?"
"Yes, I mean David StevenBon," Dick
answerod. "Many a girl would have taken
him before a poor pauper devil, who had to
aBk Ida wife to live incog, in a poor Uttle
hole like this. Do you know, I went round
to have a loi.k at Stevenson's place, Hoi*
dyod, the other day, aud when I saw it���
shall I tell you what I did, my sweetheart ?"
"Yes," answered Dorothy, in a whisper.
"I went round to the churchyard where
ahe lios, our best friend, and I thanked God
and her, if aho could hoar me, that my deir
littio love had given :ne bor pure love in
exchange for miiie,and that Mist lUmartai-r's
Wishes had never been to pirt us. Don't
hurt me again by asking me doubting questions, my darling. Don't, Dorothy, don't,
my dear."
"Dick, Diok !" Dorothy cried, "I nover
will.    1 love you, love you, love you !"
'And you will always love me ?" leasing-
"Oh, Dick I" reproachfully.
"Even when"	
Dorothy blushed, hut she put her arm
round his neck aud drew hie mouth down lo
hers. "1 shall always love you best of all,
k," she said ; "and however much 1 may
love the child, 1 shall love it most because
of you."
Hie Ducks Made Sixty-Six and Two-Third*
lill-'-. an Hour, nnd Ouiily Die -ticese*
Of all the migratory birds the American
wild pigeon and black duck are well up
towarda the front as regards long and rapid
(light, The Bpeed of the pigeons can only
be estimated, while that of toe ducks can
be established by observation. Some years
ago the writer and a scientific friend measured off on the shore of a  large  weBtern
Old nnd New World Events ol Interest
Chronicled Brleflr���Interesting Happenings of Recent Hate.
Berlin haa no slums.
Krupp is worth $-2,000,000.
Aluminum yachts multiply.
Japan has 200 trained nurses.
China has no telegraph poles.
Zante haa a petroleum spring.
Brussels will become a  seaport.
Japan has a 300* year -old bank.
In parts of Peru taxes are paid in cocoa
leaves und Peruvian bark.
During the last ."15 years more than 1,000
varieties of postal oarda have beon issued,
Thc olothing of the women of the Sultan
uf Turkey costs $7 ��� 00,000 a year, so it ia
A physician at Copenhagen haa a oolleo-
tttion of Australian stamps for which he
has refused $2*5,000*
A Paris newspaper is organizing a com-
potion of self. 111 iving waggons,to take plaee
ou June 1.
Lady Napier, whilst skating ou the ornamental waler at Hampton Court Palace,
fell down and broke her wrist in two places.
A faahionable dress designer in ttie v.est
end of Lou con is com pitted to make on an
average betweeu $25,000 aud $30,000 a
The Princesa of Wales has in the hull at
Sandringham a pet parrot whioh ealutea
visitors by crying out, " God save iho
Queeu 1"
M. Purvis deChavauneB, the distinguished
French artiBt, ia to receive $50,000 for
decorating one room in the Bunion public
The House of Commons bas voted to
expend $175,000 for the relief of thedistresB
iu Ireland by the purchase of seed potatoes, eto,
A Loudon firm, which has manufactured
eight of the eleven cables linking the United
States with England, makes ,")i5 miles of
cable each 24 houra,
river a line exactly three three miles long,
aud each took a station at opposite ends of I    Ex-Queen   Isabella,   of  Spain, receives
the Hue.     The object  wua to note,   by JS160,000 per annum, which is veryfar from
means of preooucerted signals, the time a
liook of wihi ducks  took in passing up or
town the river, near the stations.
During threo hours on the morning of a
loverlng her expenses, and she is invariably
head over ears in debt.
Chili proposes to try   the experiment of
state management of railways. The govern-
weather, of 33 miles, and in foggy -weather
a distance of 21 miles,
Une of the deepest spots yet -discovered
io the Pacific Ocean is near thr. Friendly
Islands in latitude 24 deg. 37 min. south
longitude 175 deg. 8 min, weat. The depth
there found was equal to about five Euglish
milea, and is aaid to be something like
o.OOO feet greater depth than had yet been
found iu that vicinity.
A watch has been invented whioh measures distance by sound. Tho inventor, a
French ollicer named Tnouvenin, haB called
llioiustrumontaphonotelemeter. Tooperate
it a little button is pi eased at ihe instant
of the flaah and again at the sound. In
the meantime a needle traverses a dial,
registering time to the one-tenth part of a
second. The rest is a mere matter of
bright "Detober""day,""observations0 were j ""nt -ltta announced its intention of buying
noted of the times of passing the  stations ! UP -*���-��� the existing roads,
of nine d liferent flocks.    Upon comparing]    The late Duchess of Montrose  has left
watches it was found tbat the average time  ��131,325, all of which is willed to her son,
was two minutes and  forty-two  seconds, j the Duke of Montrose, with the exception
thus showing  the speed per hour to   be ; of ��2,000 to Londou poor.
sixty-six and two-thirds miles, or one mile j    Qvor ��11,000,000 has been  paid in  comin   fifty-four  seconds.   As showing bow pensatlon  tothe   Irish   clergy.    Most of
uniform waa their flight a difference was j t(,em committed their allowances, and now
found of only five seconds  between the the annual sum paid is only about-��6,000.
greatest and the least intervals of time,      1
As numerous flocks of wild geese were Arohdeaoon Farrar writes to a corres-
daily flying in the same neighborhood - pomlcnt ; "I am perfectly tired of denying
observations were also  taken to test  their ! the absolute falseness that I have changed
hourly speed. Two points twenty-nine and
one-third miles apart wore selected, both
of which were connected hy telegraph. We
succeeded in identifying four out of seven
llocks which passed over both places during
the four days we were on the watch. The
mean hourly speed waa found to bo a fraction over fifty-four miles. Tho wild goose
haa beeu loug suppossed to be the swiftest
of all water fowl, but this experiment ahowa
that he ia far behind the wild duck.
my views about 'Eternal Hope.
M. Kite, the new Japanese Minister to
England, has been presented at court. He
wears English clothes and hia tailor has
carte blanche as to style, materials and fit.
Cannon, the English jockey, haa a boat*
house on the Thames, and wheu not iu
training koeps himself woll by rowing,
awiiuming and hunting. He has an income
that might satisfy a duke,
President Faure is atill reaching out for
popularity in France. He haa just paid a
bill of $20,000 for a quarter of a bottle of
wine supplied to every soldier in the army,
with whioh to drink hia health,
Brains and Longevity.
Wheu Bismarck and Gladstone, both beyond fourscore, are able to see the truth , ^ Balfouf( ,ea(ier of the EugU|jh
and to tell it better than ever before in , Conservatives, ia a brilliant talker in
their lives ; when Prof. Blnckie, the great* private life. His conversation bristles
est student of Great Britain, lives to 85, the with anecdotes and amusing stories, which
,   ,   .,     ,     , ... , .      , are told with an air of urollory aud genuine
question of whether hard thinking shortens I uumor
life is presented iu a striking way. It can I Westminster Abbev u to have an u ficho*
be answered in one way at any rate from j organ, Thia will be erected in the Trifor*
the tableB of vital statistics, which show' ium, uuder the superintendence of Prof.
that thoae who think least are apt to die | lirid��ef ftQ(i [t .wUl be played from a fifth
What Tliretifenril to lie a ftrrlou* Mutiny
Overnomr hy tlio Klmlltfus anil Tni'i of
llu* Two  Mill ft.
A curious instance of "how small a matter kindleth strife"' wub mauy years back
fforded iu connection,with tho boxes iu
which Engliah seamen keep their needles
and such-like things. These samo "ditty
boxes" were in former days very nearly the
cause of a seiious mutiny in oue of tho
flagships, in whioh the not overwise commander, upon newly joining, began tiie
practice of throwing overboard any such
boxes he caught sight of on going his morning rounds of inspection, considering that
they spoiled the eflect of the aets of china
with which all the men's mess tableB were
It happened that numerous visitor.**, generally escorted by thia commander, came to
see the flagBhipaud, of course, idmired the
ueatueBS of the crow's mess places, and
especially the show of china, which was
pointed out with pride by him. One afternoon, however, after there had beeu during
the morning an especial search for aud large
capture of boxeB, which were theu thrown
overboard, the seamen, justly enraged at
ibis destruction of their little necessaries,
rose en masse, and smashed the whole of
the much-admired crockery, The marines,
howevor, would not follow suit, aud effect-
milly resisted the eflbrtB to smash their
china made by tl e sailors, wbo desired to
thus complete their works of destruction,
These seamen then rushed up on the forecastle. During the destruction of crockery
the overexcited mate of the lower deik
kept frantically brandishing Iub sword, but
at tho rear of the marines, and quite clear
uf the flying fragments of crockery.
The uoiae made roused the cominauder,
who, rushing up to the quarter-deck,called
for the marines, and ordered them to load
their muskets. At this point the mate of
tbe upper deok and the mate of the main
deck, who knew the seamen well from long
and close experience, stepped up to the
commander and begged him, instead of
causing the marines to load, to pipe the
orew down, which he did; and then these
two mates went forward, and, speaking
kindly, induced the seamen to go below
and leave tbe forecastle guns, which they
were casting loose, while some of their
comradcB were endeavoring to break opeu
the powder magazine. Thus what threatened to bo a serious mutiny was happily put
an end to, leaving the seamen the unpleasant task of sweeping up their broken
crockery. As might havo been anticipated,
nothing further occurred ; for all gcod
otliuers, who have an intimate knowledge
of the seamen of the royal navy, can bear
witness to their attachment to judicious
officers, aa well as to their great loyalty
to duty.
manual, connected with the large organ by
Sir Benjamin Richardson, a noted Engliah
physician, thinks that the normal period
of human life is about 110 years, and that
soonest. It would be easy, too, to fill a
column with the names of great intellectual
workers who have outlived two generations
of ordinary mon. If againat these aie offset the brilliant geniuses who have died; Beven out of len ttVerage peop|e ought t0
young, itw.1 be easy enough 0answer that 1 livelhat ��� ���* t, -��������* * ����� of
they need not have diod at all as a resultof I  u     ae^veg   �� * r
yenius. It was not genius that killed Byron      ���,-    ,,',,-,.
������* " **������   ���-   ���       -...**-.. t    The Shah of Persia contemplates paying
another visit to Europe. He will start in
May, and go by way of St, Feteraburg,
where he will take the opportunity of
calling on the Emperor Nicholas II., after*
wards proceeding to Berlin and Paris.
Pierre Guecoo, an Italian by birth, who
had lived in France for 40 years because
or Pope or Burns or Chattertoa. They died
of lack of self-control, which is not a necessary concomitant of great intellect. But
even if it were admitted that genius is a
condition q'i high nervous tension, apt to
result in fatal reaction, it is still true that
tho men who clothe thinking for the rest of
the world nearly always outlive those who
have to have their thinking done for them. I of his intense hatred of hia native oountry,
The thinker who is a man of slender phyai- j left a fortune of $150,000 at hia death the
que and nervous organization, bo sensitive i other day. Fearing that it would go to
that he is almost an invalid, may still out* Italy he distributed all his monoy among
last two generations of stalwart beefeaters,' his servants.
and survive   into   the third, as   a living      The new Czar of Russia iB a great worker
illustration of the fact that the use of
brains which gives so many other things,
gives long life alao.
A Medical Discovery.
From Germany comes tho first official
news of a great discovery said to cure tlw*
most dreaded of diseases, consumption
and  cancer,    lhe   discovery,   which was
and ahowa remarkable capacity for taking
in and digesting details. He is very
methodical about bis work and takes up
publio businesa at an early hour in the
morning, often working steadily until late
at night.
The Prinoe of Wales, as grand mentor of
English Freemason.), has constituted the
Transvaal a separate Masonic district, and
has appointed George Richards, of Johannesburg, who, for thirty years   past, has
announced late in March in the most serious ! held a leading position in that quarter, ita
and trustworthy medical   school in Ger I firat KrRni-ma8ter'
many,   is   likely  to receive   considerabl      In 16 montha thegreat drainage canal of
, .,  .,. , : the City of Mexico will be opened.   The
attention at the coming Medioal congress |        - ./        ;J0    --^ - J ha t       *
in Munich,    rediscovery  was made by | flipnimh ihfl moanttxtn -,*T*;n*iM.   Th** *n*m\
Dr. Louis Waldstcin, of New York,
brother of the famous archaeologist, Dr.
Charles Waldetein. The new treatment,
which lias been perfected by studies
abroad, consists of injecting minute doaes
of pilocarpine until the lymphatic system
is stimulated and the white corpuscles of
the blood overcome the poisonous particles
which produce disease. Dr, Waldstein's
researches   have    gone   to   the   fountain
through the mountain six miles. Tbe total
cost will have $20,000,000, and they have
been fooling with tbe thing off and on for
300 years.
Vice Admiral Ito of the Japanese navy,
and Admiral Tina, of the Chinese naval
forces, were intimate friends, and it is said
that a few days before the surrender of
tbe latter at VTei*Hai*Wei the former
advised him by a personal letter,  to take
whence   these healthful white corpuscles irefugein Japan until the troubles were over.
spring, and by enlivening its action and A new lighthouse will be built on Pen-
] productiveness restores the condition of tho march Point, off the coast of Brittany,
; blood, destroying poisonous genm The ' and will be known as the Eolsmuhl light-
I importance of the discovery is thought to \ bouse. It will contain an electric light of
' be  far beyond those of Pasteur, Koch and   40,000,000   candle power   casting a beam
oihera, | whicli   cau   be   seeu a distance, in clear
H11IH   for ftWmt A fri caii Oiler to Hide
A Birmingham firm has just completed
a palanquin which a firm trading in Central
Africa intends as a present for a uative
chief. The body of the vehicle consists of
a spring mattress supported on a frame
whioh is carried hy a pair of lancewood
shafts sixteen feet long. The mattress is
jointed, and there is a well in the centre of
the vehicle, ao that the occupant of the
palanquin may adopt a sitting, reclining or
a recumbent attitute, the couch bein-*,
cushioned with thick horsehair cushions,
upholstered in silk tabouret. Tbe canopy,
consisting of fine blue oloth curtains with a
gold and silk border and festoons of terra
cotta silk, has a pyramidal roof, surmounted by a crown, while the brasBwork of the
frame haB finiala designed from tbe barbed
spearheads in uie in the chief's district.
The structure would be handsome in its
way but for the fact that the woodwork of
the body has painted upou it, in large
letters, on either side, the name and title
of tbe ohief���namely, *'Co flee Adam���Iron
Bir Duke." This feature, for which the
manufacturer ia uot responsible, isexpected
to particularly please the dusky potentate,
but it is fatal to the artistic pretensions of
the design.
The Queen and Precedence.
A London paper tells a atory illustrating
Queen Victoria's well-known strictness iu
the matter of precedence. Ab abe was
about to take a train with the Empress
Frederick at Paddington station recently,
she reached the door of her saloon carriage
first; she drew back at once, however, and
motioned the Empress to go in before her
The Empress protested, and for a few
seconds there was a little argument between
mother and daughter aa to which ahould
have precedence, and the Queen laughingly
insisting, the Empress finally entered before her mother. This waB a strikiug
example of the Quean's puuotilliouaness in
observing the rank of her daughter and
guest. Concerning this matter of precedence it Beems a little odd that the Duchess
of York, who is the mother of the probable
future ruler of England, iayet quite lowiu
the ranks at court. The Queen's daughters
and daughters-in-law all have precedence
of her; her place at a drawing-room is
between the Duchess of Albany and the
Duchess of Teck. One wonders, if her
son shall reach the throne, whether hyv
rank will bo r-*-****d. CHAPTER LIV.
Bnutiaou's progress waB   slow,   but  ho
refused to Bit down and rest.
"We must get there," he said, "we must
get there."
"Ib it muoh farther ?" said Brettison a
last.    "I am weaker than I thought,"
"Seventy or eighty yards ; just beyond
those rooks," aaid Stratton.
"Hah, then I am Btrong enough," cried
Brettison, with a sigh of relief.
"Come along," he whispered quickly.
They wero hurrying along, when there
was a joyful cry, and the sturdy Breton
woman chosen for Dale's attendant cried
"Ah, monsieur ; quick I quick 1 Here-
help !���'
I) ilo waa holding Myra's wrist with his
left hand and struggling violently with the
admiral and Guest, who were afraid to
exert their strength for fear of injuring
Myra, who was supported by Margot with
one arm, while with her strong fingers she
grasped her paiieut'a wrist in turn,
"Quick, monsieur 1" cried Margot; "it
is a fit,    He is half mud."
Forgetting everything but the fact that
Myra was iu thia scoundrel's grasp, Stratton sprang at him, catching him by the
throat to try and make him quit hia hold.
"Mr. Stratton 1" cried Sir Mark in angry
Tbe name acted like magic. D.ile shook
himself free of the admiral and Margot,
loosening Myra's wrist in the act, and with
an angry snarl, like that of some wild beast,
fixed his bauds on Stratton's throat.
Twioe over as they swayed here and
there he caught sight of Myra's face con*
vulsed with horror while Bhe clung to her
cousin, and her look unnerved him so that
it would have gone hard with him but for
the arrival of a party of four men who had
landed from the boat that had kept pace
with them along the shore.
One of these was the fisherman, the two
others were a couple of gendarmes and
another fisher, and tho two officers threw
themselves into the fray, with the result
that the next minute Dale was firmly secured and held,
"This is the man, then," panted one of
the officers.
"Yea," said the fisherman from the
cottage. "I aay ho tried to strangle this
gentleman in the night at my place. Look
at bis throat."
" It iB quite true," said Brettison.
"And you told us, monsieur," cried the
fisherman reproachfully, "that your friend
was imbecile, and that we need notlear."
"Yes," said Brettison Badly. "I waB
wrong, but I have been punished for my
nia. Malcolm Stratton," ho continued,
turning to Iub friend, "I call upon you for
the sake of all here to denounce this man
to tire officers,"
"I cannot said Stratton, with a quick
look from Myra to Sir Mark and back.
"That task shall never be mine,"
" Will monsieur aay those words in
French ?" said the officer who had apoken
before. "I understand English a little,but
I cannot trust myself at a time like this."
"Forgive me, then, Sir Mark," said
Brettison firmly, and speaking now in excellent French," and you, too, my child,"
he aaid, taking and kissing Myra's hand.
"I have tr.ed for your sake and that of tho
man I love as a aon to spare you paiu, but
the time has come when this must end.
Officers, thia man, an imbecile save at rare
intervals, when be has these violent homicide! fits, is James Barron, or Dale, a convict escaped from one of the English prisons "
Myra uttered a wild*cry and hid her face
ou her aunt's breast.
"Brettison 1" roared Stratton.
Mr. Brettison, have you taken leave of
your Bensca ?" cried Sir Mark. " James
Barron *''
" Bah I" said th-a convict, " the gamoia
up, Henderaon's my name, Sam Henderson, James Barron's fellow-prisouer and
mate. Poor old Dandy Jem was shot dead
that night I Where's Stratton V he criod,
with a curious change coming over him,
" Ah I there. Now, mau, noshuflling, The
game's in my hands, you know. Come, pay
up liko a man. They're waiting for you���
at the church���my wife���what's her name
���pretty Myra���my mate Jem's widow���
gentleman J-iines, sir���all the awoll���but I
did it���I engraved the notes."
Ho smiled and chuckled.
" Proud of them. Puzzled the clever
onea. The Rothschilds hardly knew, eh,
Jem? Well,you always were a swell. And so
you mean to marry the gal ? Well, I warn
you ; it's getting too hot. Better cut ofl'
together till the scent's eold. There,
l'vo warned you. I thought so :
nabbed. All right, gentlemen, I'll come
quietly. Easy witb my mate, Goiug to
be married this, morning. Do you hear
Stratton? married this morning! My wife,
you ean have her. My little widow. Hush!
quiet, will you. Wo Hhall never do it. Oh,
yes, I'm game, Ugh, hard work. They're
after us, and we snail have to rush 'otn.
Right, Jem. I'll stand any riak. Hold
together, and thon down tbe rocks !"
"Now, thon," he whispered, "ready.
Off. Ah!" he shrieked, "don't shoot���
don't shoot. Cowards ! Ugh I the water
���a loug swim���but it's for lifo���for lite ;
and poor old Jom���handsome Jem, shot���
shot I"
The man's whole manner ohanged : the
twitching of tha muscles, the excited playing of the nerves, and the wild look in the
eyes gavo placo to the vacant, heavy stare,
and his hand rose alowly to hia neck, and
played about tho back of his ear.
"Shot," he said, " shot," looking up at
thc admiral ana smiling. "A bullet���behind the ear���never found it yet���never
found "
" Quick !" cried Stratton, itepping for
ward bo as to hide tlie ghastly contortions
that crossed the mail's face from the ladies
clinging together in a frightened group.
" Vos," said Brettiaon, with a sigh of
relief, "for Heaven's Bake, ollieers, take him
They bore him instantly toward the boat,
just as Myra uttered alow sigh and fainted
dead away.
It was some minutea before she came to
agaiu, to tiud Stratton kneeliug by her aide
holding her hand, while the others stood a
little aloof.
For a few moments there was a wild aud
wondering look iu her eyea, but it* was
softened directly by her tears, as Bhe
"I don't quiet grasp it alt, Malcolm.
Only tell me that is it true���that you really
lovo me, dear ?"
"As true as that I ean hold your hand
in mine, clear from all stain, and that you
are free���my love, my wife."
"But," oried the admiral in the further
explanations which ensued, "do I understand, my lad, that you all aloug took thiB
man for Dale?"
"Of oourae."
" But you had surely seeu him tt my
" I saw from a distance tbe man arrested
on the wedding morn, but he was aurrouud-
ed by the crowd, aud I never caught his
"But you were preaent at the trial,"
said Brettiaon.
"No. I nover entered the court. I
could not go to gloat over my rival's fall.
I merely waited for the result,"
"I remember now ; I saw you waiting
there," said Brettiaon thoughtfully. "And
I, of course, saw tho prison* rs side by side,
but from tbe gallery, right behind and far
abovo. I never caught a glimpse of either
face until thoy turned tc leavo the dock,
aud then it waB this mi'/.'a only���the other
prisoner went first."
"And 1 could not s* *a in thia wretched
madman's altered features the scoundrel
I had aeen iu court -' cried the admiral,
"Who oould hava dreamed it was the
aame?" oried Gum. Poor wretch! his
face was like au old well-worn shilling till
thut fit came on. Here ! Mai, old fellow,
quick I"
"It ia nothing���nothing," aaid Brettiaon
iaiiWy as Stratton saved him from a heavy
fall. "My encounter last night���a little
giddy still. Your arm, my boy ; I'm better
now. Well ; for have I not aaved you both
���brought you full happiness and joy ?"
near, for a servant came out to say that
mousieur was wanted.
Stratton sprang up, and Myra rose and
clung to hia arm, her eyeB dilating with the
dread of some new trouble. But heat once
calmed her.
" There can be no trouble now that wo
could not meet," he whispered :
The officer who had arrested Henderson
waa standing in  the little rojin Stratton |
used, and with him a thin, earnest looking
man  iu  black,   who seemed to wear an
official uniform aa well us air.
"I have come, mousieur, respecting the {
man Barron-Dale," he aaid in very good |
English. " As you know, monsieur, wet
have been in communication with the English authorities, and, as we have reported to
you from time to time, thero has beeu a
reluctance on their part to investigate the
" Yes, I have heard all thiB," said
Stratton, trying to be calm.
" They wero supposed to treat him as an
iinposter, and at laat sent us word definitely
that Barron-Dale and Henderson certainly
died in their attempt to escipe from your
great piisou. The correspondence has
gone on, monsieur, till now, and 1 bclievo
that the English authorities were about to
send au officer to investigate the matter ;
but, as you have been iuformod, the man
has been growing worss and worse while ill
in the infirmary of the prison at Barville.
Yesterday he had a bad attack���a fit.
He paused a moment or two, looking
gravely at Ntrat-ton.
"Thedifficulty ia solved now, monsieur,"
Baid tho officer gravely. " He did not re-
nover from the fit. Our doctors have
fouud the cause ot those attacks���a pistol
bullot was imbedded olose to the brain."
" The bullet from his own p'stol,"
thought Stratton. " The ahot meant for
A few minutes after Stratton left the
officer, and went straight to where Myra
was waiting, trembling wiih excitement.
" There is eome fresh peril, Malcolm,"
she cried aa she caught his hand.
"No, deareBt," ho aaid slowly; "the
last cloud has passed away."
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warned to eat sparingly.
Every housewife has experienced that
delightful pleasure of being caught
scantily prepared at meal time and a
number of unexpected guests on hand
to provide for.
Recently such a situation presented
itself to a lady in this city. Turning
over In her Mind the condition of the
larder,   she   decided   that   the   supply
"Jules,you are a bad��� a naughty I" oried '. was sufficient if the members of her
Margot angrily. "You and your wife neper ; family would curb their appetites and
tell me of what takes placo while I sleep ; the unbidden guests were not raven-
you send me out with my patient, and uever ; oils.
tell me he ia dangerous ; and then you rob | Taking her seven year old son aside
me of my bread by gettiug him sent away. : she -said : "Now, Johnnie, I want you
It is ruin, and I must go back to the town | to be a good boy and remember this,
and starve. I eat  sparingly,   and   don't   ask   for   a
"Never, cried a pleasant little voice Becond he, f anyMnfr_ M,nd that
behind her; and aho turned sharply round Lnfl p��� gee lf      *r f fh ;
to see Edio and Guest the former  smiling a fc b*cycley.,Ur WOn     DUy
through her tears.    "Have uo fear   about       ,,   ,, *���    1   . .
that, Tny poor Margot. Come up to the I At dnner the lady was so buisly en-
house and help, as my poor couaiu is very *afctl n -measuring things and figuring
weak and ill." * j out whether the quantities would be
My faith, dear miss, I will," cried the  sufficient that little Johnnie was cntire-
aturdy Breton woman. j ���-* neglected.     For a    long    time  he
"Ahlbah, madame," shesaid, looking up struggled between his craving for food
from her knitting. "Wnat do I do? Noth* ��� and his fear for losing the bicycle,
ing. The beloved miss grows bettor and I At last nature obtained the ascend-
more beautiful day by day, and is it I ? Is| ant and he wailed out, to the shame
it the good physician come from St. Malo? | of his mother and the information of
Name of a little cider apple I no. Look at' the guests : "Say, mamma, how can J
the dear old monsieur there." j eat sparingly if I don't get nothing to
"He says to me, 'You muat go up on the j eat at all ?"
cliffe this morning, Margot, and  bring me
every flower you can find,' I go, madame,
and "
"One moment, Margot; you always forget
I am mademoiselle, not madame."
"The greater tho pity,mad'moiselle. You
The rector of a hundred years ago
had somewhat peculiar Ideas as io the
qualifications of a curate, If one may
so   young looking still you should be the | Judge from the following curious ad*
rtlsement,   which   appeared   In   the
St. James' Chronicle of May 4, 1705 :
WANTED Immediately, a good
strong, bony man to act in the capacity of curate. He must be s'ubject
to the following particulars, viz.: To
have nn objection to act as gardener,
husbandman, and occasional whipper-
in. Any gent whom the above may
���   v      ,���, . , .   ,    i suit, on application to Mr, B.. at the
tLTMPlJZL. %J5i. fet JT.S I Gray's inn Coffee House, Holborn, may
mother of many children, or a widow like
me. What of the monsieur? I take him
every morning all the flowers, aud there,
see, he ia as happy with them as a little
child.   Of my other sick oue���look at her
Aunt Jerrold lookod through her half-
closed eyes, smiled and nodded again,
"Faith of a good woman !" said Margot,
does she 'want a nurse, does she want a
her side, and ever since the day when tho I . ,   . ,. , . .. ,.
bad man was taken I have seen the beauti-1 ��Jet w'th l���ed'*te emp,��* Nf '
ful brown of the sea air and the rose of the | Character will not be so much required
sun come into her cheekB.    It is a folly my : nH equestrian skill, and none need ap
being hure now, but if mad'moiselle and
the great aea captain will keep my faithful services till they marry and be happy ;
and oh, mademoiselle," cried Murgot,
turning her eyes up toward thc sky, and
displaying her white teeth, "tbe way tbat
I adoro the dear, dear little children 1"
"Margot!" cried Miss Jerrold auaterely,
and aho rose aud walked away,
"Faith of a good worian ! what have I
aaid ?" muttered Margot, looking now at
whero Guest and Edie had gone down to a
rock pool in whicii they were fishing with
thoir hands for prawns, but catching each
other's fingers instead deep down under the
weeiia, "They will all marry, and vory
soon.   Ah I thoae old maids!"
Tbo one to whom sho specially referred
had gone to sit down now hy her brother,
who was scanning a vcasol in the oiling wilh ;
his glass.
"French man-of-war, Rebecca," he said.
"Fine vessel, but only a confounded imitation of one of ours,"
" Yes, dear, I suppose so," said his Bister.
"Are you getting tired of tho place.Mai k?"
Bhe said' suddenly.
"Eh? Tired 1 What for? It's beautiful
aud calm, and there's water and a bit of
shipping, and evoty oue aeemB to bo happy
and comfortable.   Tired? No! Are you?"
" Oh, no, dear, only I thought wo oould
not go on much longer liko this."
"Let fate alter it, then,"said tho admiral
gruffly. "Don't catch mo at it. Myra
hasn't suggested such a thing."
"She ? No," said Miss Jerrold quickly.
"0 Mark 1" aho cried, "I am so glad to see
her happy once again."
"God bless hor, yea, I think she must
have had all the trouble meant for her life
in one big storm, so that she may have a
calm passage right to the end."
"I pray that it may be so," said Aunt
Jerrold fervently. "How happy she
"Yes," said Sir Mark, closing the glass
through which he had watched her while
hia sister Bpoke.
On this particular morning, when all was
bright and sunny, there yet was ono cloud
ply who has not undergone a complete
stabalarlan (sic)  education.
The curate of lTOli was evidently intended more for use than ornament.
Tt Is often tho other way about with
the curate of 1B85.-Tit-Blts.
At the little village of Nomps-au-Val,
near Amiens, a curious ceremony hari
been seen at a funeral. The deceased
was a eard-playing enthusiast, piquet
having been his favorite game. By
the terms of his will, a rack of cards
had to be placed In the coffin with
his body, and certain of his eard-
playing friends wero to have a legacy
of about a hundred pounds apiece on
condition that they ftor'o him to tho
grave and stopped on tho way to drink
a glass of wlno at a small tavern
where, to quote his words he had "spent
so many agreeable evoninga at. cards."
The instructions of the v;M were
strictly carried out, and a considerable
crowd assembled to see the last of
the piquet player.���London Dally News.
Variation Suggested.
Judge���This makes tho tenth timo
you've been hero in the past aix months,and
l'vo given you a sentence every time.
Prisoner���Ye3 your honor.
Judge���Now, I don't know what to do
with you.
Prisoner���Suppose, your honor.you vary
the monotony by letting me off once.
The Candid Nursemaid.
Mistress��� Do you believe in ghosts ?
Nursemaid���I do, indeod, ma'am; there's
nothing like 'em for kcepin' little Roy quiet
when you are away. ^	
Chinas Need
What China needs
To remove the tarnish,
Is a few dabs more
Of Japan varnish.
When Mr. Gallup brought out the tin
lantern and lighted the tallow candle and
started off down town to buy seventy feet
of clothesline, a cake of shaving soap and
two pounds of tenpenny nails, Mra, Wat
kins had just entered the house to tell Mrs.
Gallup that she might possibly hare to
borrow two fiat irons and a cup of sugar
next day. Mr. Gallup took things easy and
did not return for an hour. He entered by
the kitchen door, blew out his candle and
bung up his lantern, and after warming his
coat tails at the stove for three or four
minutes he entered the sitting-room. He
had neither seen nor heard from Mrs.
< iallup, but he suspected what had happened. He found her in the big rooking chair,
a towel tied tightly over her head and the
camphor bottle in her hand. As be entered
the room ihe looked up through her half*
cloaed eyes and moaned I���
"SAnm.il, I was afraid you wouldn't gtt
hero in time to hear my dyin' words and
kiss mu for the last time on earth 1 Thank
heaven, you hev cum ! Samuel, kiss me
farewell I" ��
Mr. Gallup looked up at the clook and
saw that it was twenty minuteBto it. Then
he went out into the kitchen, pulled off
his boots with the aid of the bootjack, and,
putting on his slippers, hs re-entered the
tting-room and sat down to hia newspaper.
"Samuel," continued Mrs. Gallup, aiter
several hearty snufis at the camphor bottle,
"do vou know what Mrs. Watkins told me
after you went away ? She didn't mean to
let it out, kuowiu' how nervous I am, but
she told me it without tlnnkin'. Last night
at midnight she thought she hoard thc cat
in the pantry, aud she got up to Bee. She
looked out ofthe winder in this direction
and she saw a blue light move from our
barn to tbe hog pen, then to the amokehouse,
then to the houso and run along the roof
aud disappear. Sho was so overcome thnt
she couldn't speak for five minute*-), and
when she got back into bed her feet didn't
git warm tor an hour. Samuel, do you
know what that blue light means ?"
Mr. Gallup was right there within five
feet of her, and it was reasonable to believe
that he heard herwords,but lie had nothing
to say in reply.
"It means," sain Mrs. Gallup as she wet
tho palm of her left hand with the camphor
and held it to her nose, "that I shall never
see another sunrise. That waB a waruin',
Samuel, It was an angel flitting around to
wurn me that my time had oome at last,
and i* was all nrrnnged for Mrs. Watkins
to see it and tell me. Yes, Samuel, you will
eoitu in. u widower, uud 1 will be at rest.
'Are you sorry?"
Mr. Gallup was reading an item about a
cucumber nine feet long grown in California,
and while his face woro a smile it wae
doubtful whether ho was smiling over Mrs.
Gallup'B prospective demise or the cucumber.
"I don't s'pose you are," she went ou as
she drew the towel a little tighter around
her head. " You'll git a second wife in
less'n a year, and thai*' won't be no end to
the way you and her will gad about. You'll
go to spellin' bee1? and picnics and temperance lectur's, and if ahe wants a tablecloth
cos tin' seventy-live centa or a two sbillin'
dishpan you'll break your neck to git it for
her. It's beeu thirteen yeara sense >ou
painted the kitchen floor, but I'll bet you'll
do it for your second wife within a week
arter you're married."
Mrs. Gallup put tho camphor bottle on
the table and unpinned the towel that she
might use it. to wipe her eyes and then began to woep, Mr. Gallup didn't know of
any reaaon why sho shouldn't weep if Bhe
wanted to, aud about that time also he
struck a very interesting item about a new
catarrh snull'and wanted to finish it,
" But I'm not complainin'," said Mrs.
��� iallup after she had got the best of her
emotions. "I'm a fuller and the Fullers
would die afore they would complain. I
did want to live until I had saved soap
grease 'nufi'to make a full bar'l of soft soap
but if I'm called I'm not goin' to hang back.
If I need any aoft soap in heaven, I s'poso
it'll be furnished, and you and your second
wife k in buy bar soap down here or go with*
out. Samuel, do you think you'll be lone,
-some the first night or two after I'm gone?"
Mrs. Gallup had another fit of weeping
\n she asked the question, and Mr. Gallup
kicked off one of his slippers and scratched
nis heel and looked up at the clock aud
minted over a whole page of hia newspaper
ef*-re he fouud another item to attract lua
'Vou may be," said Mrs Gallup as she
pulled at her nose witli tho towel, but you
kin go and see the iiogB, count tho hens
nd pop i*nrn and eat apples. I don't expect you'll do any weepin', but for the
looks oi things you'd better look rather
Boicmn and not go to the trained hog
show whioh is to bo hold next wook. All
tho nayburs will cum in to console you and
and when they speak about what a hard*
workin' wife 1 was, and how patient I have
.tl ns bin under all my sutler iua you'd better
purtond to wipe trie tears away. You
needn't really break down, hut it'll look
hotter to shed at least threo tears. Samuel,
when you sec my bIiooh and dresses and
tockin's around and know that I'm gone
��������� food and won't nover return will���
Just then the clock atrucW*. Mr. Gallup got up and proceeded to wind it, went
out into the kitchen to see that tho door
was locked and everything all right, and
as he returned to the sitting room and
carried tho lamp into the family bedroom
Mrs. (iallup woarily rose up, took thc
towel in ono hand and tho camphor bottle
in tho other, and followed bim, with the
remark :���
"I guess, I'll go to bed, too. Ae long as
I'm goin' to expiro I might as well die as
comfortably aa I kin, and it will save you
liftin' rne out of the cheer and strainin'
your back. I won't take up much room,
and I'll perish aa gently as possible, and
if you wake up and find me gone you'll
remember that I was a wife who tried to
git threw thia world without making doctor
bills or trouble."
"Gilbert Carroll always takes off his hat
to me," said Agues to her mother, aa they
sat together on the front porch. "I wonder
why he does it?"
"I Buppose, dear, it is because he is a
gentleman and thinks you area lady."
A lady 1 It had never came into the little
girl's head to think whether she were a
lady or not. But she knew that since
Gilbert Carroll���a particularly nice boy,
who had lately moved near them, and come
to their school���had begun bowing politely
to her, she had felt more concern about
ber own manners.
How could she fail to walk with propriety along the street after receiving that
graceful tip of tbe hat from a well behave*
ed boy ? The feeling had extended to her
dress, too. She did not liko to meet him,
or indeed any of the Carroll-?, with her
hair tumbled and her hat hanging down
her back.
"He's just so in everything." went on
Agues. "If you drop anything he runa t0
pick it up for you. And if he's sitting
down and any oue else come along, he's up
in a minute."
"Pshaw���that doesn't amount to anything, does it, mother?" asked her brother
Tom, who sat near studying, probably
thinking the holding up of Gilbert Carroll's
manners a reproach to liis own carelessness.
"That's all outaide doings, It doesn't
makea boy any better because he's always
bowing and scraping and twisting himself
to wait on folks.   There he is now.'
Gilbert oamo along, stopping before the
gate to lift bis hat with a amile and the
grace whioh showed it hia everyday habit.
As he paused for a moment's chat, it might
have been observed that Tom straightened
himself from his lounging position.
'Come in,'' be was urged, and as he sat
down on a step of the porch, laying his
hat beside him, Tom Quietly slipped hts
The visitor remained but a few moments,
but during that timo he,without interrupting his talk, intercepted a spool in its roll
along the perch from Agues'e work and
held out his hand to hold a tangled skein
of silk.
"1 like hia ways," said Agues, as witb
another little touch of his hat Gilbert went
"Well enough, if a boy's built that way,"
admitted Tom, "but net of auy importance
���is it, mother ?"
"Yob," she said, "I think it is."
"Why?���it doesn't get better lessons ;
Gilbert isn't a craok scholar at all. And it
doesn't do any work. You oan help a body
just as well without getting a bow in."
"Well,"said mother, "I think itis something like this. Anything which makes us
more pleasing to others is worth while. It
is something like the making of your
clothes. Your coat would keep you just as
warm, Tom, if it hung like a bag oo you,
but you wouldn't tike it. And you like
your clean white collar. Agnes likes the
bit of lace and bow of ribbon on her drear-.."
"1 like it," Baid Tom's brother, joining
in the talk. "They're all juat that way at
Mr. Carroll's. When Gilbert took me in
to tea with bim the other evening he introduced me all proper, and Mr. Carroll got
up and bowed to me as if I had been somebody,"
"I hope,Phil, that you remembered your
manners," said mother in some anxiety.
"To be sure I did, mother. I was a little
flustered,bnt I held up my head and bowed
equal to any of 'em."
"I generally let my head down when I
bow," put in Tom.
"When has that been?" asked Agnes,
with a mischievous amile.
"Well," went on Phil, "they all, somehow, do just the thinga you're always
telling ua to do, mother. If anybody passes
before anybody they Bay 'excuse me 'as if it
were company,"
"I've had a vory busy life, dear," Baid
mother, with asigh, "and perhaps 1 haven't
been firm enough in such matters. "
"What's the matter with our behaving
ourselves without expecting mother to be
alwaya at us?1' said Phil,with an affectionate stroke of her cheek.
"That would be the way for you, dear,''
shesaid. "You all know what nice manners are. Why shouldn't you practice
If boys and, girls could realize how great
an advantage, as tbey go through life, they
could win by the cultivation of a grace of
manner, they would surely ilo it of themselves���as they can without money or price.
Muny a success ia largely due to charm of
mauuer and the true politeness grow ing out
of the honest soil of reul regard for the
rights and comforts of others.
In all, it has been estimated that over two
million acres are devoted to tho maintenance of deer in Scotland, and that about
5,000 stags are annually killed.
Queer Feats on Wafers.
Two eccentric feats are shortly to be at*
tempted by Frenchmen for a wager. In
one case M. Durand, a gentleman residing
in Marseilles, bas undertaken to pose as a
statue in a public jdaoe in that city for no
less a period than _s days, the intervals lor
reat to bo enjoyed by him io the meantime
not to exceed 48 hours in the aggre*
A pedestal is being prepared for tlie R0*
cominodation of this Btrange person, whu
has boen niokmimed iu anticipation by the
Frenoh papers l>urand Stylites.
Thn other feat referred to has been undertaken by M- Wiasemsky, a gentleman well
known in Parisian thshtonable circles. M,
Wianemsky has made a considerable wager
that he will ride oil tho way from Paris to
America ou horseback. Tho 'hing soundi
impossible, but he declares it is so, He
proposes to rido tight across Siberia to the
point where Behring Strait, which separatee
lhatcountry from Alaska in North America,
are narrowest, and then to ride across upon
the ieo. He will be glad, he aays, of a companion.
A Domestic Siege.
Mercy ! Good ness I exclaimed Mr.
Watkins, dropping hia pipo in consternation, what ia that awful riot in the
kitchen 1
That's the war with China, answered
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Tuesday, May 211895,
We are glad tn know that the New
Westminster Columbian is to have thc
boost of a libel suit. Though .ve have
been unable to agree with it nn many
things we have observed with pleasure
that it has the courage of its convictions. The action of 'he Government
in reinstating Fitzsimmons was n
proper subject for adverse criticism,
and the Columbian in attacking H was
faithful to the public. The suit is prob
ably brought as a bluff, with the inten
tion of never trying il. If this be the
object   we  trust   it   will   not   succeed.
Let it be fought out and let a jury nf
fair men pass upnn the is-ue of justification. The public has already given
a verdict favourable to the Columbian.
The falling off of the Dominion revenue is not remarkable, in fact was to
be expected. We are passing through
a time of unexampled depression, and
yet it is nothing compared to what it
is in the United Status. The financial
wave has swept over every nation with
which we have commercial relations.
Under such circumstances, it was inevitable that we should suffer. We are
going to see however, the tax increased
on a household necessity like sugar.
The luxu'ies sho'tld be made to bear
the burden, but when you touch liquor
and cigars you disturb an interest which
wields a tremendous political power.
The interference of Russia, backed by
France and Germany, to rob Japan of a
portion of the fruit of her victories is with
out the slightest justification. Russia
evidently wanted a pretext to take by
force what she cannot purchase -a port
open the year round as the terminus
for her Siberian railway. France and
Germany have no interest other than
to retain the friendship of their great
northern neighbour. Japan knowing
the cannot fight this tyrannical trio
submits with accustomed grace, and
Russia fails for the time In attaining
her object. Japan was expected to
show fight at a demand as outrageous
as was ever made by a 'stronger of a
' weaker nation, but she showed a sagacity which will elevate her in the estimation of the world, It is to be hoped
that China wilt awake from her conserv
atism and follow the enlightened course
of Japan and that the two nations will
be able to form a barrier against the
encroachments of the most dangerous
military despotism of the world.
C.Evau. Union.
Not until now, has my spirit learned
How the mind can soar above the reach
Of human language,, or fail to clothe
Wilh words, things seen and heard
"*i Nature's whisperings to the soul.
Till taught by thee, 0 gloriot.s mount!
rar   as  those   time-worn   crags    point
Uplifted 'bove the mists of morn and eve,
So far does thy bold form inspire the soul,
Beyond the things of common life that
Creation's   mysteries.   Crushed   by   ils
Tht spirit longs tn tread thy drifting snow
And from th'eternal ice bound rocks, to
The brood Pacific's heaving tides, that
Along the confines of thc continent.
0 sovereign*mount! what ages crown
thy head,
As time, more like etcrn.tv, has passed
Since thy deep pillars  heaved from out
tlie depths
Of earth's great center, and thy pointed
���".learned as the reddened sun in heaven,
Rcneath the ebon clouds, that lightning
Thur.dercd the announcement of thy birth
In Nature's earlv morn before the first
Of human kind had drawn the breath of
Or the quickening spirit of the dread
Made the earth a resting place, for the
Ancestral feet "f all who live?   Thy form
Raised high above 'he vapory ocean's
Ice bound coast, anil then as now and tn
Tlie end of time, reigned alone.
When Muslims.' morn casts o'er tho skv
Her gold and crimson, and lhe mingled
Climb ethereal heighis in rainbow splend
Thy crystals far outshine as man,
The pissing ofa spectral host. Each turn
Of color in their fleccv form shows change
Hut there, unchanging  thou dost blend
on huh
Impend beauties to old nature's king
To j-rect him on his heaven-ward way.
Or when high noon his burning ravs does
Oirect up^n thy bold nnd awful form,
Thy snows glow, reddened by the summer air
As from mid sky in si'ent majesty
Thy grandeur mirrors forth omnipotence,
When night pervades 'he darkening skies
on high
The setting sun his crimson o'er thy crags
Diffuses, as a cloak of living fire,
Till thv bro.nl glaciers gleam and seem
to float
Unheld by rork or solid earth beneath.
As clouds that stormv winds have driven
Then f-iilinc, 'eft tn bang upnn the night.
How grandly frnm the evening sky tin-
Of beautv ovcra-.vs ihe earth and air.
And looks upon the human races as thev
Come and go. like creatures nf a moment.
Some in their native wilds along the
That vapor clad, rage madly down, and
The living  rock,   thy   firm   foundation
Unblest bv Science here lheir woodland
They made or sought from bounteous nature's store
The mountain deer, or fowl and fish fiom
And sea, nr in savage mood wnr/ed rude
And cruel war.   '1*1*1 from the rolling deck
The blur* eyed Saxon viewed thy snowy
And claimed thee for his own-    He from
And hill, with nati'-e's forces harnessed hv
His mind, and artfu' tastes and skilful
Has  raised  his  cities frm   and   good,
through which
Tbe school bell rin.s the coming age of
And charms  from heaven vet   a  purer
To fall upon the lives and ways of men.
But   all   may   change.   The   blast of
steam and flash
Of sail may pass awav and stately woods
Above the dust o'*brighter cities \et
M av wave, ard other races come from far,
And trace ihese writings on the  page of
Trrse too shall pass away; tint thou alone
Sole, silent sovereign, art above the touch
Of chance and lime,
Save when the passing  flames on  high
make day
Or night, and constellations shine awav
The veil of darkness from  thy brow,  nr
The tempest rolls across thy fields of
Then hursts upnn the valleys far beneath.
Such changes come, but change the not;
still thou
Art, silent witness ofthe centuries,
Unchanged, unmoved, as if th' Eternals'
In all its whiteness stood   upon thv base
And clothed in hepven's light shone forth
The glory of His presence there.
The Old Reliable.
Anything you purchase at our store can be thoroughly relied upon as first class in every partic
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 bind
Sloai]& Scott.
Fop those who want
something nobby,
we submit
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*   LA US ON tf McLEO\), DUNNE block
A stray shot sometimes brings down
unexpecled birtls. The snap shot taken
by the moon's camera last week, hit a
large number of people living in different
parts nf the town, but who on pleasant
evenings are accustomed to visit Fern-
wond Heights. This is a pleasant place
in which lo spoil, The main part of the
town is at one's feet. The distant mountains charm with their chaste beautv.
Thc whole landscape is bathed in thc mel
low radiance that floats down frnm thc
sky. Then natural V the soul turns to
thoughts ot love. And whit if thc man
in the mnnn does see? or if his camera re
cords the pure, sweet manifestations of its
bliss., is there anything to be ashamed of?
The man or woman who has arrived at
maturity, and never known the joy of
"love's young dream" is to be pilied. Aye
" 'Tis better tn have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all."
The moon has wonderful opportunites for
observation which are well set forth by
the poet: .
"That silent moon, that silent moon,
Careering now through cloudless skv;
Oh, who shall tell whit varied scene
Hath passed beneath her placid eye
Since first to light this wayward earth
She walked in tranquil beauty forth?
I will not be responsible fnr any debts
nther than thnse coniractced by myself.
John Ead.
CO\TK!E2>T.&.���"�����, B.C.
The leading hotel in Comox district..
New and handsomely furnished,
nxsellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists cpn depend on
first-clasB accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R, Graham, Piopr.
Robert J. Wen born.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following Bicycles:
II. 1'. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, I'cnston, Humbci,
Kudge, New Howe and Whitwonh. Wi1!
sell on installment plan nr big discount
for cash. Parts supf lied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Great Ueduction i.. Prices.
I'. O.  DKAWKR   18.
J. A. Ca**thew
���*J*-TXO"*T, B- C.
Society    Cards
I. 0. 0. F., No .n
Untor. Lodge, I. 0. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Win. Wright, K. S,
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F ,& A.M.,H.C.1<
Courtenay Ii. C.
Lodge meets on cvciy Saturday nn or
before lhe full of the moon
Visiting lirothcrs   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Lnyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
0. F., meet in the! 1 lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 5, I. 0. O. F.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wedneseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
N.B.���Thc charier ol said encampment
will be held npen till the eight of May for
the benefit of those wishing to become
Tiisr s:ko:p.
On Dunsmuir Ave,, Unioi
Opposite thk NEWS office
Where 1 am prepared to do all kinds
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AND    Repairing
And will endeavor to yive: *ati*iftiction and
hope lo  receive
a fair share of f   IT   T-irl*(*l1
public patronage.**������ l ' ���   l 'll *-,u*
Riverside Hote1
Courtenay, B. 0.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
P>est of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
361 & 360 St. Jamnr, Su
- -*J3
FB    SS
Lowest CASH Price
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry,
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
and freight may offer
Leavo Victoria, Tuosday, 7 a. m.
"  Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m
Leave Comox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7a.m.
Nnnaimo for Victoria    Saturdoy, 7 B.m
For freight or stale  rooms apply on
board, or at thc Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
To order
jKfr8***Ril *or.*-'nmt>le8.   Prompt dp.fTtrjr.   Fm
ecl tit miiin.'i'cid.
Union Saw Mi I.
All Kinds of Rough ;tnd
Dressed lumber always on
hai-d and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand ancl delivered at short
notice. _ ���
K. Grant L. Mounce, 1'roprs.
I am prepared to
turnteh Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C
tn the spring is the time to eat acid
"Daddy" is taking some good pictures.
Call at the tent
Neil McKadgen's house is receiving its
ci at of paint.
How the tires do burn this hot dry
weather! That is the reason why every
one should be extra cautious about his
own premises.
The horses will have a hard time of it
on Ihe 14th: and so will some ofthe "(el
Anderton&Beckensell have the con
tract for putting up the b'acksni'nh shop
for Geo. Leighton at Courtenay.
Mr. S. C. Hoover, the barber, will re
move on the first of the month into the
stop niw occupied by Jas. Abrams, J. 1'.
I.angman& Co. wi'l remove on the first
into the building next west nf J. II.
Holmes' store���the old drug store.
Chief Constable Hutchison and Mr.
Abrams J. I', will shortly occupy the of
fice lately vacated by L. W. Fauquier.
"Charley" Kibson lett on Friday for
N.invmo to attend���speak it softly or you
may get hurt���the embezzlement case-
Mr. Hairy Hamburger mi-sed the
steamer last Wednesday, but he will be
on deck, probably this week.
Ed Woods is having Ins new house
neatly pained.
Dave Ennis is erecting two more neat
dwellings near his other houses.
D. R. Young has commenced work on
the 4th cottage���very neat ones
Janies Wilson Is extending his addition
by the erection of the Quinlup'icatc cottage.
A. Garvin knows where the $8,000 is
to be expended on the Nanuimo toad.
He got the tip straight from the Govern
Tlie pilgrimage to Garvin's springs con
tiuues. Some of thc water will be aerated.
Wm.Merryman has the lumber on his
lot next to Alex. Grant's new bouse, Fern
wood heights, for a fine residence.
The contract for the erection ofthe new
jail here has been awarded 10 Mr. lohn
l'armiter. ll is requited to be finished
ly tlie 24th of June.
Clean up the streets, throw away the
accumulated trash that gathers in the
la.use. After you have done wiih a thing
don't think you are saving anything b;
slowing it away to be eaten up by mo ths
Urqtih.irt Bros, hav*- the contract fnr
furnishing thc timber for the new steam
boat wharf at Union Hay. On Tuesda*
evening they started a raft containing
60,000 feet which nill he towed around to
the point. Their contract calls for 200,
000 feet
Mr. lames Addison arrived h"re on
Thursday on lie Capalinofrom Vnicou
vcr. He is a contractor and is here will,
the intention of settling. He I rings with
him the lust of testimonials from reliable
gentlemen in Vancouver, and weheartil
welcome him to our town.
There is a movement 011 foot among
the merchants for the early closing of the
stores. Il is a movement which should
succeed. Short hours will mean much
f, r the clerk*1, in thc way of outdoor ex.
ercise and health, and wiih all uniting in
il tr.enn just as much for the merchants
in the w.iyof trade.    Close early.
The law against selling intoxicants to
minors wil' be enforced Parents should
nevc. semi their children to a bar room
\-i;h a pal for her. Saloon keepers
should take the chance of giving offence
rather ihan violate ihe law. It would
look pitiable 10 see a child in the witness
box in a liquor case. If parents want bee-
let them have tlie manliness to {o alter ii
themselves.   Keep the little ones at home
Courtenay, May 13th, 1895.���To all in
te rested: I have this day appointed Mr
Turn Heckensell to collect all outstanding accounts due to the /\nlev estate during'iny tempory absence from the district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
Kev. John Kobson, Ii. A. having served
the prescribed time in Union has been
transferred bv the Conference to Kam-
loops. His last sermon here will be giv
en on next Sabbath, and he wil leave
with his family on the following Friday
for his new field of labor��� Kamloaps,
one of thc recently incorporated cities of
the province, having about 1500 or 2,000
inhabitants, beautifully situated, and
though of some age, still growing and
with a promising future. Mr. Kobson has
made a good record here. During his
pastorate here a church has been built
which would be an ornament to a much
larger place, and the church membership
increased from a mere trifle to important
numbers. Our people regret his departure. The Kamloops society arc to be
congratulated on obtaining the services
of a young, active, zealous, genial pastor
and a fine pulpit speaker.
Rev. C. H. M. Sutherland, the new
Methodist nvnister, will arrive Wednesday, the 29th inst, and will preach his
first sermon here the following Sunday.
He comes from LadneHs Landing where
he has been stationed for the last two
years and was transferred to this place
against thc wishes of his flock. He is
married, young, and has a good record
behind him, and those who know him
best think he will be thc right man in the
place here.
The improvements are lo be quile
extensive. The lenders for the work are
lo be in by the 23rd of the month. The
new wharf is for the accommodation of
the steamer and will be just north of the
present wharf but much lower so that the
cars will not as now go down an inclined
plain. It will be nearly level, the gulf
end lower than the platform on to which
freight is now landed from the Joan, leav
ing the car wheels at high tide partly sub
merged. The railway from the wharf
will extend quite a distance before connecting with the mam line s > as to leave
the present tracks from that point to the
large wharf, free for the use of coal   cars.
The passenger list last Wednesday
of the s s Joan was lis" follows: J Rug
ers, Miss Kusworih, Mrs. Tarbell, 26
Chinese, J. Stannard, ���August, J. II.
Anderson, C. Dvcr, Cameron. E. Kemp,
Mrs. ('.union, Miss Logan, Rev. Mr.Kobson, J. F. Scofel, A. Ducco, Mrs. orchard
J. J, Doran, T. Cason, Mrs. I'iercy, Mr.
Swan, Sai Aer, Murray, T. H.Hale.and
F. Cable.
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
Comox Hay. It hai a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
'and, all in good condition.
J. W. McKenzie, Courtenay
Cash subscribtions received so far are
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Glcason, $5; W. Roy, $-,- Dr. Lawrence, $5; I. Mounce $5; J. McKim &
Sons; $2 50; A. C. Fulton, $2. E. l'imbn
rv & Co. 2.50; O. H. Fechner, $2; T. D.
McLean, $2; W. F. Lawson. $1; R. Sau
-er, $1: G. H Scott,$ij l'hos. Horn, $1
Cash, $2 ���
This list will be kept standing until the
canvafs is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are received. Help
along the good work.
Walter Harvey.
Notary Public. Conveyancer,
iccountant Fstate Agent
Private tuition.
Ollice over Mel'ticu it Moore's store
Miss B B.
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use nf Typewriter
and I'iano for practice.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker in Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Office and Works   V'h* ���"",:,���^*,���m"T
MiW'.s utl'co.
*       TTNIOIT B.'C.
UN [OS Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes  and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will be a
Courtenay and Comox Tuesday* and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Dickson & Co.,  Props.
This Hotel is fitted up with
a degree of. Elegance and
regard to Comfaft and Convenience hitherto unknown
outside of the large cities.
fc    Jj f]'-  $
~ JJIST)   <DJ.OrJA.-Ri
Table Unsurpassed
By the month, $25.
By the week,   $6
Single meals, 25 cts.
Tickets for   21    meals,  85 OC
Nanaiuw Saw Mill,
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,  and  our
woven wire
Easli anrl Dooi
In Separate
we keep
Second Hani
-0 -:q:o- 0-
A. If AS LAM, Prop
(1*. O. Drawer 30. Telephone Call, 10}
f��y A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   AUo
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Donrs, Windows and Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
I, J.
Hon aid Sip Fainter,
Papir-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
We conduct every branch of thc
Undertaking   Business   including
Embalming, and keep all necessd'
ry supplies
r.i tk-'li.*' "^'s'^'iai.sLSi?'*''.'^
Grant & McGregor
of Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
���: JEWELED :-
TJ-NI01*T, B. C.
I o |" o I o I o I o I o I o j
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.O.
* Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new-
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Tiket, Prop.
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
manufacturer ok
SarBaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates nnd Syrup*.
Bottler  of Different  Brands of   Lager Beer,   Steam Beer  and Porter
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
Stage and Livery
L OTJ-RTE3SrA.-r, B. c.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rstes Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Bone,  .'.
zm:cq,uilla:��*t <sc gilmobb:
_ 'i*he Best Cough Syrup.,
aTaates Good, 1'neiii tlme.1
UBola. by ItrurelstH.	
I presume wo have used over
one hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure   for Consumption  in  my
family, and   I   am   continually   advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���W. C. Miltehberger, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-,
plaints.���B. Shorey, Postmaster,'
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
SFE/iira- siFOR-TiisrG- goods
Spalding's Base Hall Supplies.
Cricket Hats,
Balls, Wickets,
Batting Gloves,
Leo Guards.
Avrci'   lAvtn Tonnll.
Nets, IIkIIh St Rackets.
llliift Rock TrM'H  And
t'Jay   Pigoons.
Park's Golf Clubs and Sllvertown Balls. + I-ally's Lacross Sticks.
Immense Variety of Fishi ig Tackle,
Goods the be3t    'M-i*.    Prlca3 the Lowest
CHAS.    E.    TISDALL,   Vancouver.
At the Bay, Comox, B. C.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
I'hillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. C
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
I when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTI-
i CLE for the same money
A Movable Hennery.
0*1 atubble fields there is often & good
deal of food which if the fowla could be
induced to forage sufficiently would amount
to a considerable quantity of feed. In aome
countries tha young, growing fowls are
housed in g, small, lightly constructed
mild ing on wheela, of a weight not too
��� iavy for a horae to draw, and of a size to
'-.oaoinmodate from 50 to 70 chickens.   The
birds are quartered in it and drawn to the
field, where ihey aro fed once oi twice in
tlie house to accustom them to it. Then
they are supplied with plenty of water
and turned upon the ntubble, changing
them about to fresh forage aB often as tliey
Beem to require new ground, to find hii tli*
cient of the fallen grain, If the house be
built of half-inch matched boards, it will be
found light enough to be moved easily, and
will ptove quite a saving in feed from year
to year. During the winter mouths, when
other more important work ianot pressing,
time may he put to good advantage by constructing auch amovable poultry house.
On Raising Calves.
The finest calves are produced by allowing them to get the food from their mothers
iu the natural way, but there   is   little to
prove that these calves make better   cowa
than those raised on skim  milk and Jess
expensive foods.   If the cow is quiet, leave
the calf with her for   two   days.   If she is
Sxoitable and frets for her calf when taken
Way- the sooner they   are   separated thc
Better for both.     Put the calf in a warm,
dry place, where it cannot be Been or heard
0? tho mother.    If it has not suckled give
li two pints of warm milk from a bottle.
Ii 12 hours take a pail  of  milk,   freshly
drawn from its mother,   and teach the calf
to drink by letting it suck the fingers.   As
soon as it begins to relish the food gradually
withdraw the finyers from ita mouth until it
drinks, keeping the hand on ita nose. Then
take the hand away aud   the calf quickly
learns that its food is in the pail   and not
iu the hand.    A calf will learn in from one
to four lessons according to its intelligence,
Scarcoly any two calves will do equally
well un the same amount of food.   Take
two ot the Bamo breed,���ono will thrive ou
five quarts at a feed while the other oan*
not digest more than half as much.    Experience will teach the amount each Bhould
have.   When this ia learned, measure eaoh
calf's ration and avoid sudden changes in
amount.    When  two weeks old begin to
gradually change the ration from whole
milk to skim milk.   At the aame time add
a little shelled corn and wheat bran. Stick
a bunch of tine mixed hay where the calf
can reach It aud see how soon it will learn
to cat it.   The bran, oorn and hay are
necessary to restore the skim milk to the
nutritive ratio of whole milk.    Tho nutri*
tive ratio of milk is one of flesh and tissue-
forming to four of heat-producing properties. Fat and sugar are the principal heat*
producing elements in milk.   These   are
taken off with the cream, leaving skim milk
a narrower"*or colder ration than nature
provided.    To   this  narrow ration many
add oil meal with anutritive ratio of 1:U,
making  a   very cold  ration,   Is it  any
Winder that so many calves die of scours
when robbed   in  this  way   of tho heafc-
producing elements absolutely necessary
to life 1
The nutritive ratio of wheat hran is the
same as that of milk, while those of corn
and hay nre enough wider to restore skim-
milk to the ratio of whole milk. The calf
will soon learn to eat the corn and bran
dry from a trough aud pick the hay from a
manger. JVhen a month old give no more
whole milk. It will grow well on its new
ration. Warm all its drinks to a temperature of DO" li". Gradually increase the
olher feed as soon as the calf has learned
to eat it and it will not hurt to continue
warming ita drinks until apring pasture
comes. With a feed of bran once a day
and good pasture let it grow until winter
comes again. Feed it a balanced ration in
winter and good grass in summer until it
becomes a cow.
recent writer, is that on the dairy farm the
work is belter divided. The grain harvest,
come**) so close to haying that it often gets
mixed up with it, to thi detriment of both;
but where corn is grown, and put into tho
silo for dairy feed, and not ao much or no
grain raised, the harvests are several weeks
The quickest way to shrink cow's milk
is to have a cross, surly milker, who gives
her a alap instead of a caress, and never
speaks to her except to scold or swear at
her ; but it doea not matter if he speaks
never a word and ia as dumb as an oyster,
if be is cross and glum the cow knows it as
soon as he cornea near her or touches her.
It does not need sound or hearing for instinct to size a man up.
In summer shade Bhould be provided in
the pasture fields to protect against the
brislle-makhig influence of July and
August auus. In all the management of
cows such conditions Bhould be provided
for and caro given as will insure excellent
health and apparent contentment. Feed
should ho supplied regularly ; and, when
practicable, milking should be done by the
same person and with regularity as to
When Japanese oranges have   the skins
removed the sections fall apart naturally.
The Greeks havo two places of   worship
in Ncw York city,   where the service ia
carried on in the Greek tongue.
A French newapaper,io an article on the
influon/n, aaya there is hardly a family in
Paria which has not Buttered.
Nova Scotia,or New Scotland,was named
by Sir William Alexander, who received
the grant in 1021.
The number of women employed at the
oolleries in South Staffordshire, England,
has fallen since 1875 from 1,2*21 to 160.
It is calculated that in large ocean
steamers more than 3,000 articles of glass
and ohina are broken on every voyage.
The Chinese government levies a regular
tax on beggars, and gives them in return
the privilege of beggiug in a certain dia*
A traveler who has been us far south as
Patagonia, and as far north as Iceland aaya
that mosquitoes are to be met with everywhere.
An adult has ordinarily twenty-eight
pounda of blood, aud at each pulsation the
heart sends ten pounds through the veins
and arteries,
Tho king of the Belgians offers a prize of
��1,000 for the best plan of supplying Brussels with drinking wilier. The competition
ia open to all the world.
More than 100,000 muskrat skins are
brought in New York every winter to
supply the demand for imitation sealskin
trimmings, caps, etc,, aa no other fur ao
ck-sely resembles seal.
The ashes of coal from the mines of the
Transvaal Goal Trust and other companies
in South Africa have been analysed reoently and found to contain nine pennyweights
of gold to the ton.
A new imitation of gold is made of nine*
ty-fourparts of copper and six of antimony
with a little magneaium and carbonate of
lime added while it is melted. It is said
that it preserves ita color, iB au almoat
exact imitation of gold, and that it costs
only twenty-five centa a pound to make
Str aw ber���"Was her father willing to
Help you out?" Smgerly���"That's the way
he acted."
"Tom, who did you say our friend Law-
ley married?" ''Well he married ��40,000.
I forget her other name."
"Do you think the new boarder is permanent?" "Yea, indeed! He threatens
continually to leave."
"Oh, dootor, how do you do? You look
killing this evening." "Thank you ; but I'm
note; I'm ofl* duty, you know*"
"Is your editor a man of letters?" "Don't
know, stranger, but you kin find out by
axin' the postman,"
Applicant���"Please, mum, ths lady wot
washes the steps for that woman which
lives opposite sea as you wants a girl."
Tommy Asker���"Now, if you was to git
to be a artist, what would you like to
draw?" Andy Quick���"A check on the
S(|uildig���"He's a treat criminal lawyer,
isn't he f MoSwilligcn -"Well I believe
he always stops short of actual orlminality.
First boarder���"What's that atar boarder making all that hubbub about over that
berry pie?" Second boarder���"I guess he
found the berry."
Mrs. Jackson���"Do you call this sponge
cake? Why, it is as hard as stone." Cook
���"Yes, mum, that's the way a sponge is
before it is wet. Soak it in your tea."
Figgs���"My ! but isn't that a pioture ?"
Fogg���"Quite styliah. But what is it?
Looka rather large for a piano lamp, aud
rather too small for a woman.''
"Oh, my dear Mrs. , how glad I am
to see you. It ia four years since we met,
and you reoognized me immediately." "Oh,
yea.   I recognized tho hat."
Professor (to his wife)���"Elsie, I have
promised to deliver an address to-morrow
evening on the rational exercise ot the
memory.   Don't let me forget about it.!'
She���"I know I'm crosa at times, John,
but if 1 had my life to live over again I
should marry you just the same." He���"I
have my doubta about that, my dear."
The lady arrives a littio late at the sew*
ing circle. Servant���"Excuse me, madam,
but I'd advise you to wait a few minutes.
Just now they ara talking about you 1"
Gussy���"Why do you so persistently
wear the hair of another woman bn your
head ?" Beatrice���"Fnr the same reason
that you wear the skiu of another calf on
your feet,"
Artist���"I'm half distracted trying to
think up a subject for my pioture, 'The
Queen of May.'" Practical friend���"Why
not paint a pioture of a servant girl taking
up carpet b""
Dairy Notes.
The failure of many of our public creameries, and thc disrepute into which a great
deal of creamery butter has fallen, havo all
worked together lo produco a healthful and
lasting revival of interest in the farm dairy.
Willi modern improvements the farmer can
now make the best butler in his own dairy.
The wail that keeping cows is a poor
bin-mess often comes from the man who
compels his cows to aeek their living on llie
dusty rnadsido, or upou scant, barren pastures, with a ahort waler aupply all hummer
bug, and at tho side of a straw mauk iu
Pinter, without proper shelter from oold
tor me, or suitable food with which to mako
proper paying returns.
Don't gut discouraged and givo up dairying���if you are doing the best you know
how���for something that paya bettor.
There is no branch of farming that pays
so well aa dairying, and aa for sellirg the
farm aud going into business in the city���
don't. Go talk with those now engaged in
business in the city, aak their advico j if
they are honeat they will all aay "Don't."
It is not the amount of food that is eaten,
but the amount that is digested and assimilate 1 that makes the gain and growth,
and in feeding atock of any kind it will be
found quite an item to prepare the feed so
that it can be readily digested. In this
oay be seen the advantage of ensilage and
mt fodder for cows and fattening cattle
.nd -waking corn for hogs.
One great point of advantage in dairy farm.
g over -i'most ull other specialties, says a
Greater New York, a topographical
statistician points nut, will cover an area
of 317 square miles ; three timea the size
London and twelve times that of Paris.
Ho no, Babylon and Memphis are not to
bi mentioned in the comparison,
A new kind of cloth :a being made in
Lyons from tho down of bona, ducks and
geese. Seven hundred and fifty grains of
feathers make rather more than a square
yard of light and very warm water-proof
Goutran burst like a whirlwind in upon
his friend Gaston. "Will you be my wit*
ness?'' "Going to fight?" "No, to get
married." Gaston (after a pause)���"Can't
you apologize?"
"Here comes the carriage, Maud t Fancy
having to go and pay calls in auoh weather!
It's enough to give one one's death of cold!"
"Worse than that, mother! Everybody's
sure to be in 1"
Speeks Before the Eyes.
Specks before the eyes, or muse;*.-
volitantea, are of common occurrence in
connection with megrim, or sick headache.
They often occur, however, without any
accompanying headache. Their great characteristic, aocording to the Family Physician, is their incessant movement, for by
no effort of the will oan they be quiet even
for a moment. They come into the field of
vision, traverse it, aud then suddenly disappear. Sometimes they are black, and at
others quite bright, like little Bpecks of
light. They are seen quite as distinctly
when the eyeB are closed as when they are
They may occur at any age, but are most
common In thoae who have passed the
meridian of life, and often enough they are
associated with short-sightednesB. Sometimes they depend on an abnormal precep*
tion of particles of dust floating iu the fluid
whioh moistens the eyea, at others, they
are due to Uttle particles floating about in
the interior of the eye itself. They are
usually most troublesome when the eyes
have been tried over any tine work, especially if performed by caudle-light, aud they
are intensified by worry and anxiety, or by
anything that overtasks tho Twain or
lowers the health. They do no harm, and
us a rule cause no inoonvenienoe. They
may last for years, and then, perhaps, from
some change in occupation or mode of life,
take their departure.
If they are persiatent and cause much
uneasiness, it would be as well to have the
eyea examined by an ophthalmic surgeon,
to see if they are sound. Should no fault
be detected, the patient cannot do better
than live quiotly and steadily, keep in as
good health aB possible, and ignore them.
They ahould not be looked for. Plain
glasses of neutral tint or dark cobalt-blue
may render thom leas apparent.
When there is an-u-nia, iron will often I drunkard*
effect a cure. In other cases belladonna \
may prove useful. Sometimes we meet
with apecka beforo the eyes which, instead
of being in constant movement, are quite
stationary. Theae are of more serious import, and may be the precursor of cataract
or other organic disease of the eye. Thoy
are often associated with impairment of
vision. In these cases an ophthalmic
surgeon ahould be  consulted.
cornea on suddenly, ai a result *���! one oi
the causes mentioned, thi symptoms presented being oppression over the
heart,pain,rapid and tumultuous breathing,
dizziness and faint ness. . The sufferer alao
experiences a choking sensation, which ii
aggravated by lying down,    Tha attacks
are usually sudden, and are followed by a
feeling of extreme exhaustion and even total
Ab we have already said,the disease need
have no terrors if the proper treatment ii
early applied and properly carried out. Of
course the first step is to remove whatever
may seem to be the exciting cause, and to
remove aa far as possible every source of
irritation. Tea, coffee, tobacco, alcohol,
etc., should he entirely prohibited.
A courae of tonics should be prescribed by
the family physician, who should also be
permitted, by a thorough examination, to
establish an exact diagnosis of the oase.
Were it not for the multitude of storks
that throng Egypt every winter there
would be no living in some parts of the
country, for after eveiy inundation froga
appear in devastating swarms.
Roman lamps were of many ai/os, but
most of thom very-closely resembled what!
is at present denominated a sauce or gravy
boat. At one end there was a ring through
which the finger was passed when the light
wus carried ; tlie body of the vesael was
filled with oil, and at the other end there
waa a small tuhe through which a rag wick
wus pissed.
Of the few genuine relics of.Shakespeare
preserved in his native town, the most in*,
tercsling are his signet ring, witli the initials "W. S."on it, and the desk at which
he aat in the grammar school at Stratford.
The average number of visitors to the
poot'a home and church ia 23,000 a year, ot
whom 0,000 are Americans.
Among the Turks bath money forma an
item in every marriago contract, ihe husband engaging to allow his wife a certain
sum for bathing purposes, If it be withheld, Bhe haa only to go before t hu cadi and
turn her dipper upside down, If Lho
complaint lie not then redressed it. is ground
for divorce.
A Cat Who Played With a Cobra.
A correspondent who has spetit some limo
in India writes with reforence to a favorite
Tom cat, which he had whilat living thero.
Tom had tho unpleasant habit of bringing
In snakes and other ropliles, both alivo and
dead, from the bushes, which surrounded
our bungalow, and thou playing with them
and, strange to say, pussy was never bitten.
Early one morning we (my wife and myself)
were aroused from our slumbers by the
familiar hiaaing noise of a cobra. The cat
and tho cobra were at the foot of the bed.
The cobra's hood was extended, and it
made several plunges at the cat, who wus
playing and sporting with the tail of the
cobra, and seumed highly amused with tho
deadly snake. Imagine our horror and
fright, I had nothing in bed to kill it
with. I managed, with tho greatest caution, to creep out of bed without disturbing
either snako or oat. It was not long before
I got my revolver to bear on Lhe object, ot
our fear. With a careful aim, I sent a
Millet right through the neck of thc cobra,
which killed it on the spot.
Dick���"What t Outof a job again? .
thought you had a permanent place?" Tom
���"So did I. They said the building was
fireproof; but confound it, I waa tired in
less than a fortnight. "
Johnny fools his parents���
It'a very sad to state���
They think he's making garden
When he's only digging bait.
"Fact is, " said the one man, "I married
because I was lonely, as much as for any
other reason. To put it tersely, I married
for sympathy." "Well," said the other
man, "you have mine."
Nurae���"Sure, ma'am, the twins hav0
boen making a fuse all day, ma'am. " Mrs.
Olive Branch���"What about?" Nurse���
"It's because they can't have a birthday
a-piece, like the Dawson children next
Sweet girl���"Papa says you can't afford
to marry." Ardent youth���"Nonsense 1 I
can get a preacher to perform the ceremony
for two dollars.'' Sweet girl���"Can you?
How foolish papa ia."
Louisa���"Marie had a lovely wedding,
but what made the bride and groom go up
Lhe ai.de hand-in-hand?'' Blanche���"Why
don't you know ''. Her aleevea wore so long
she oouldn't tnko iaa arm,"
Harry���" Don't you know, Carrie, it
always seems to me that it must bo an
awfully awkward thing for a lady to cany a
muff," Carrie���" Oh, it ia not auch a
dillioult thing when you get your band in."
She���" Why do you look Ba unhappy,
George? Don't you know we are one now?"
(icorge���" Yes, darling, I kuow that ��� but
judging from the hotel bill I've just had
handed me, tho manager doesn't seem to
think ao."
Father***-1' I'm getting tired of having
that young Roller coming hero, and waut
Itatopped,' Daughter���" I'm aure, father
I do nil I oan to discourage hia visits."
Father���" Nonsense, I haven't heard you
sing to him once."
Adam Dunn ��� " Good morning, Mr. |
Wmit ; I liavo called to collect that little
bill." Willy <Vuni���"And so you are a
collector, too I I have nodoubt I havo ono
of yours among my collodion. What do
you cun* to pay for it ?"
Nell���" Do you know, I was all alono in
Lhe conservatory for ten minutes with that
fascinating Charlie Fullerton last evening,
and I was sn afraid." lielle���" So afraid
ot what ? Afraid he was going to propose
to you ?"   Nell���" No ; airaid ho wasn't."
Fats as Food.
Fats, including all palatable oils, are
valuable as foods, and under favorable
conditions may be digested and absorbed in
considerable quantities by a healthy adult,
A study of phyaiology shows that nature
haa bestowed great attention upon the
means for the digestion, absorption and
assimilation of fatty Btibstances by tbe
human body. This fact may be taken as
an indication that fat is naturally a benefi*
cial food. Yet it is a popular supposition
that fat is unwholesome ; and in many oasea
the eating of fat does cauae discomfort and
stomach disorder.
To live naturally, everyone should spend
apart of the day in physical exeroisB, preferably in the open air. Exercise is requisite
for the digestion of fat. Lack of exercise
is one reaaon why, in many cases, fatB
"disagree" with the oater.
Tho digestibility of different fata varies.
Butter and cod-liver oil are in the front
rank aa regards ease of digestion.
It is not easy to overestimate tho value
of cod-liver oil aa a tonio for a child born
with an inclination to consumption, aa indicated by coughs, lainonesa, or curveture of
the spine. The value of good butter in tho
same connection ia not widely enough
The writer waB recently askod by tho
anxious mother of a young girl of consumptive tendencies whether her fondness for
butter was not unnatural and harmful,
To auch a person the taste for fatty foods
is a natural craving for a parfeotly propar
and wholesome food. The craving should
not bo disaourigcd at all | but plentiful
indulgence in out-door air and exerciseshonld
be insisted upon as a necessary condition of
digesting lho fats ; otherwise symptoms of
stomach disorder will appear ; blotches and
pimples will often occur upon the face, and
general ill health will result.
Futty.heut-producing foods are especially
called for in winter. Chemistry demou-
Btratea it, and it is proved also by the wide
mo of fat in cold regions, both by animals
and by men,
A dressing of olive oil greatly increases
tho food value of the common potato, and
at tho same time adds much to its paint ability.
The p'jBtmistur's boy and tho professor's
boy were playing together. A question of
precedence arose, and the professor's biy
exclaimed : "You ought to let mo go first!
My father's an A. M." " Huh 1" replied
his companion. " That's nothing. My
father's a P. M."
His Aversion to Work.
I say, Raggay, de pa*pers says dere'a microbes in bank bills.
Yea; dat'a why I don't go to work. If 1
did anything doy'd pay me in bills, an' then
I'd ketch nuthin'.
A kiss I took and a backward look,
And my heart was like to smother
To think of what a fool I waa���.
1 might have had another.
The Irritable Heart.
In many supposed cases of heart-disease
the sufferers exhibit symptoms sufficient to
alarm those who are Unaccustomed to the
true disorder.
It haB been said by one who haB given
hia life to the study of disease of the heart,
that a sufferer from heart disease ia rarely
cognizant of the fact; a Btutement which ia
true, if we except thoao acuta attacks
which of course point out their own diagnosis, Chronic disorders are almost invariably insidious in their workings, or at
any rate give no symptoms whioh point the
patient directly to the seat of the  trouble.
There is a disorder of the heart,however,
which ia marked by every symptom of
distress of that organ, and which is almost
always confused with the graver forms of
heart-disease, but which, if properly and
early treated, enda in recovery,
Palpitation of the heart,or irritable heart,
as the disorder to which we refer is called
in text-books, ia undoubtedly of a nervous
origin. It is characterized by more or less
irregularity of the rhythm of the heart's
action,generally with a tendency to increasing frequently of its movements.
The trouble is caused by excesses in
eating, drinking or working, by grief,
anviciy or fear,or by any disease or sudden
strain which imposes an extra amount of
work upon the heart.
Usually    palpitation     of    the
���Tra-m-ile  Agaln-it ThU   Intemperate
Iln ith AiiiiMiu the \rnl-4 of the liar.
No longer, it appears, may we speak of
tea as the cup which cheers, but not inebriate**. It may, indeed, still cheer. It
certainly does not inebriate with moat deplorable effects ; ranking, as an intoxicant,
a good second to alcohol itsolf. Many lay
observers have long suspected that suoh
was the case. Their suspicions are now
confirmed by professional authorities in a
manner so startling as to make it aeem
desirable that concerted-actum ahould be
tuken to check the evil, To Bome perhaps
the idea of a temperance crusade against
the teapot will appear grotesque. Yet, in
all seriouBuesa, that very thing is urgently
According to statistics recently furnished
to the Medical News by Dr. James Wood,
of Brooklyn, of all the patients applying
for treatment at the chief dispensary of
that oity, no less than 10 per cent, are tea*
They are not aware of ehe
fact. No one asks to be oured of what we
may call theamama. But the aymptons of
their cases point unmistakably to
and that presumption, on inquiry, ia confirmed by their confessions. They suffer
Buffer from headache, vertigo, insomnia,
palpitation of the heart, mental confusion,
nightmare, iiauaua, hallucinations, morbid
depression of spirits, and sometimes from
suicidal impulses, surely a formidable list
of Bymptoms. Thoae patients are of both
sexea and all ages, and confess drinking
from a pint and a half to fifteen pints of tea
each day. Another interesting fact ia that
nearly one-third of them are of Irish birth,
and it is safe to assume that of the nearly
two-thirds of American birth, a large proportion aro of Irish parentage. Por in
Ireland itself tea-poisoning has long been
recognized as a widely prevalent evil, <
contributing largely to the number of
inmates of iusune aayluma; and here, as
most housekeepers know, the most inveterate and inordinate tea drinkers are the
domeatio Bcrvanta of Irish origin. It ia an
interesting question, worthy of investigation,
whether thia prevalence of tea intoxication
among that race is because they use tea
more freely thau other people, or because
their nervous temperament is more BUiccp*
tible to ita effects.
The evil of tea drinking is due, however,
not only to tbe amount coueumed, but also
tothe manner in which it is prepared. An
unmeasured quantity of the leaves, Bays
Dr. Wood, ia thrown into the teapot, and
an unmeasured quantity of boiling water
added, in any time from ten to thirty
minutes this infusion is used. Then new
leaves are thrown in with the old, which
have been left to Boak, and more water ia
added, and jo un. Sometimes leaves are '
thus kept soaking fnr
The result is that the decoction is loaded,
not onl/ with thein, but wilh from 7 to 17
iper cent, of tannin, and with other oven
more deleterious substances. Thia form of
preparation is almost universal among
kitchen servants**and among shop and
factory girls, who also are great bea drinkers, and is too often practised among other
people of small means, who do not wish to
waste a aingle leaf as loug as there is any
" strength" in it.
Against this partieuar phase of the evil
a crusade may well be directed. Tea drinkers should be taught how to prepare ire
bsvorage properly, bo that it will be coni-
piralively innocuous, and ahould be Warner/
tbat such decoctions as they have bee.
making are nothing elae than rank poisons.
Physicians doubtless give such advice to
their patients whom they find Buttering from
tea intoxication. But the mistrcsa of the
household should givo it to her domestics,
and enforce it upon them, too ��� the city
missionary and dispenser of charity amoug
tbe poor should make the same facta known
to all whom they visit. This ia no light
mailer. There ia serious reason to believe
that nnny cases of suicide aud insanity are
diicctly duo to tea poisoning, while the
number of chronic invalids from the samo
ause in this oity alone is to be reckoned
hy thousands. It in high time for tho evil
tobe recognized and checked.
Stern-Wheeler In Canada-
John T. Fn'ler, of Savanna, 111,, is having
a new boat constructed at Kingston for use
among the Thousand Islands, whioh will
be something of a nove ty on the St, Law-
rcnce. It ia to ho built aftor the style of
lhe Mississippi River boats, be 45 feet in
length, 12 feet breadth of beam and will
draw one foot of water. It will 'havo t
Btern paddle wheel, which will be run bj
two 5 by 'JO modern engines, with balance
valve and lisk motion. It ia estimated
that it ���-*, i 1 make niro or ten miles au hour.
The light dra'ight will enable it to run in
bays, over weed beds uud in shallow places,
where ordinary ateam yachts canuot go.
Acquired Dumbness.
Jaggs���la Blobba dumb in his own house
Laggs���Practically so.
Jaggs���What's the matter?
Laggs��� He promised his wifo he would
heart  always listen when she miked. A TALE TOLD THE EDITOR.
J It if eke il Wtth la Grippe, the Attn Er*
frcls Developing Heart Trouble���His
FrIr 11 d-t Thonitht Bim Near Drain'*-
Door��� itm Many Failure* Ile Has
Oure Hore Regained Ihe Messing; or
Perfect Health.
from the Comber Herald.
Strangfield is a post office corner about
six milea from Comber. It waa named
after the highly respected and well
known family of Straugs. The neighborhood is a quiet one, being inhabited
by t\ church-40in,;, sober, industrious
people. Among the people of that
neighborhood none ia better or more
favorably known than Mr. Thos. Strang.
Mr. Strang ia a man of middle age and a
bachelor. A few days ago he related to
the Herald the atory of his recovery
from an illness whioh he believes would
have resulted fatally but for the use of
Mr, Williams Pink Pills. The origin of
Mr. Strang's trouble wai la grir.pe whioh
developed into heart disease. He laid for
months with every nerve in hia frail body
unstrung. He sried many medioines,
but none seemed to materially benefit
him. He would rally at times amd endeavor to walk, but hie system being
reduced and weakened he would frequently fall prostrate to the ground, and
his friends had to oarry him into the
House. This terrible atate of thinga
lasted for months and all the while he waa
getting weaker, and even the most hopeful
of his friends feared the worst. Mr,Strang
was strongly urged to try the world renoun-
ed Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills and consented
to do so. A neighbor was despatched to
the Comber drug store for a supply. In a
few days after beginning their use he began
to improve. Ina couple of weeks he was
able to walk around,and to-day Mr. Strang
is rejoicing and telling the aame old atory
tbat hundreds of others are telling in thia
fair Dominion���the itory of renewed
strength through the uae of Dr. Williama'
Pink Pilla. Mr. Strang is now a sound
man. Quite frequently he walks to Com*
bor, a distance of six miles, to attend
churoh. He Informed the Herald that he
���was only too glad to give his experienne bo
���lhat suffering humanity may also reap the
���benefit and thus be -released from the
thraldom of diaeaae and pain. To his
benefactors���for auch they are���Mr.Strang
feels that he owes a debt of gratitude.
With him the days when beads of agony
itood on his brow have passed away, and
his body has been regenerated anew by the
use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,
Tho after effects of la grippe and all
troubles due to poor blood or shattered
nerves, speedily yield to a fair treatment
with Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla. They cure
when other medioines fail, and no one
thould suffer for an hour without giving
thia groat remedy a trial. Sold by dealera
or aent by mail postpaid, at 50 cenia a box,
or six boxea for?2.">0, by addreBsing the
Dr. Williams Medicine Co., llrockviUe.Out.,
or Schenectady, N. Y. Refuse all imiti*
tions and substitutes.
-She lo Now a Naval nntl .Military Power to
He Hi-rhoneil With.
The nation which haa 60,000,000 men
capable of bearing arms, but which is
leaderlesa ; which has untold wealth, but
does not know how to use it, has succumbed
to the nation which, all told, women and
children included, is not much above
40,000,000 souls. China, which haa more
than 3OO,OtX),O0O inhabitants, probably,
haa been the " under dog" since the
struggle began last summer.
It was reported on June 6th last year
that " the rebellion in Corea was become
more active, and that 2,000 Chineae troopa
were marching againat the rebels." Japan
was of the opinion that the rebellion arose
from the miagovernment of the King of
Corea, and in order to protect Japanese
interests in his country ordered that
monarch to give Iub people the reforms
they asked for, and thus bring the rebellion
to a speedy end. Failing prompt obedience*
tbe Japanese took the matter into their
own hands, and thus came into conflict
with China. There were a few desultory
battles, and on August Iat Japan declared
to the Powers that ahe intended to fight
China, On the previous day a naval battle
had taken place, in which a Chinese warship waa sunk aud many lives lost. On
August 3 the Chinese were defeated in two
battles, and loat 500 men. On August 17
and 24 Japan
losing 1,300 men, and ou the latter date it
was reported that China had an army of
34,000 men in the field, Prom this time
forward, with but few exceptions, the
fortune of war went against tho Chinese.
On September 7 Japan had 100,000 men in
Corea, and on September 17 China loat
17,000 in killed, wounded, and priaonera,
Port Arthur, the Chinese stronghold, fell
on November 23. The lighting went on by
aea and land. On February 12 the Chinese
forts aud warships at Wei-Hai-Wel were
completely, surrendered tothe victorious
Japanese, and talk at once began about
overtures for peace.
Up to the middle of last summer there
was nothing so marvellous in recent centuries as the way in which the Japanese were
absorbing and assimilating Western ideas
of civilization. But there is nothing in the
history of the world quitd so astounding aa
tbe way iu whioh this small Eastern nation
has managed herself in the present war. It
turns out that she was not only sending
young men to colleges, but buying and
building ironclads, gnus, and amassing wa-
material, and training an army and navy.
Within the memory of comparatively youug
men, Japan was a nation to laugh at and
write comic operas about. Japan ia now a
military and naval powor to be reckoned
wilh. She is victorious, and she will have
money. From this onward ahe can hardly
fail to take a moat Important position in
relation to the commerce of tho w*-rld and
the question of the Kast
Building a New Empire.
How Russia Is Rapidly Developing the
Riches or Eastern Siberia.
In her -interesting letters Mrs, Bishop
draws a striking picture of the manner in
which the Russian government is opening
up the fertile regions of i'astern Siberia.
Nikoleakoye is a place of 15,000 inhabitanta, the centre of a large government flour
milt and elaborate barracks. For many
milea on either side the new Siberian railroad passes through neat villages and
prosperous farms. " From Spasskoje,"
aaya Mra, Bishop, " and east of the Hanka
Lake up to Ussuri, the magnificent region
is waiting to be peopled, Grass, timber,
water, coal, a soil as rioh as the prairies of
Illinois, and a climate not ouly favorable to
agriculture, but to human health, all await
the settler; and the broad, unoccupied and
fcrtila lands which Russian Manchuria
oflera are capable of supporting a population of many millions. Here Russia is laying
solidly the foundations of a new empire,
which she purposes to makea homogeneous
one. * No foreigner need apply !' One
thousand families, assisted emigrants from
Rusaia of the best claaa, will come out next
year, aud the number ia to increase progressively. Eaah head of an emigrating
household has to deposit 600 roubles with
a government official on leaving Odessa,
which he receives on landing in Siberia,
The emigrants, on reaching Vladivostok,
are lodged in excellent emigrant barracks,
and oau buy the necessary agricultural
implements at cost price from a government
depot. Already along the railroad houses
are springing up ; and if security can be
obtained there is nothing to prevent the
country from being peopled up to the
Chinese frontier, the rivers Sungacha and
Ussuri, which form the boundary from the
Hanka Lake to Khabaroffka, on the Amur,
giving a oonsiderable protection from
A Mlxed-Up Family.
Here are the raw materials for a headache:
Dr. King, of Adelaide, a widower, married
a Miss Norria, Shortly after the doctor's
honeymoon the doctor's aon married a aiater
of the doctor's wife. Then a brother of the
doctor's wife married the doctor's daughter
In other words, the doctor's son became
his stepmother's brother-in-law, and the
doctor's daughter became her stepmother's
sister-in-law. The dootor.bythe marriageof
his son to the sister ofthe doctor's wift,became father-in-law to his-dster in*law,andthe
doctor's wife, by tho marriage of her Bister
to her stepson, became stepmocher-in-law
to her own sister. Ry the marriage of the
brother of the dootor's wife to tho doctor's
daughter the dootor became father-in-law
to his brother-in-law, and the doctor's wife
became stepmother-in-law to her own
brother. What relations are the ohildren
of the contracting parties to each other ?
The Height of Clouds.
The very highest clouds, those called
cirrus and oirroatratus, rise to the average
height of about 30,000 feet. A second cla*8
keep at a height of from 10,000 to 23,000
feet above the earth, while the lower clouds
usually float at a height aeldom exceeding
5,000 feet. In the case of the last mentioned class of clouda the lower aurface may be
at a height not exceeding 3,000 to 4,000
feet, while their towering aummit will he
removed from the earth by not leas than
16,000 feet. Professor Moller aays that the
vertical dimensions of a cloud will often exceed 10,000 feet, and that he has observed
those whioh he had every reason to believe
were not less than 2*),000 feet thiok.
Ton Don't Have To Swear Off,
lays tho Bt Louis Journal of Agriculture 111
in editorial about No-To-Bac tho famous tobacco haolt cure. We know of many case*]
Hired by No-To-Bao, one, a prominent SU
[iouis architect smoked and nho wed for t won-
ly years; two boxes cured bim so Lhat ovon
the smell of tobacco makes him " sick." No-
To-Bao sold and guaranteed no cure no pay.
Book free. Sterling Remedy Co.. 37-1 St. I'aul
St., Montreal,
A. P. 760,
Oshawa, Ont
Pains injhe Joints
Caused    by    Inflammatory
A Perfect Cure by Hood's Sarsaparllla.
"It affords mo much pleasure to recommend
lood*s Sarsaparilla, My son was afflicted witli
ireat pain in the Joints, accompanied with
swelling so bad that he could not get up stairs
to bed without crawling on hands aud knees. 1
was very anxious about him, and having road
so much about Hoou's Sarsaparllla, I dorar*
mined to try It, and got a half-dozen bottles,
four of which entirely cured him."   Mrs. G. A.
Lake, Oshawa, Ontario.
N. B.  Be sure to got Hood's Sarsaparllla.
Hood'8 Pills act easily, yet promptly am.
efficiently, ou tho liver and bowels. 2oc
financial Worry and Physical Exertion Not the Greatest Destroyer
of Human Life.
For Humanity's Hake, After Thirty six
Tears of Serve-Crcf-plNK Slavery, He
Telia How He Was Set Free.
Caldwell, N. J., April 25: (Special)-
Since one of our prominent citizens, who
has Buffered so terribly from tobaoco
tremens, has made known his frightful
experience in behalf of humanity, the ladies
here are making tobacco-using husbands'
lives miserable with their entreatiea to at
once quit tohacco.
The written statement of 3. J. Gould ia
���utrading wide-spread attention. When
interviewed to-night he said: *'I commenced using tobacco at thirteen ; I am
now forty-nine ; ao, for thirty-aix years I
chewed, amoke.!, muffed and rubhed snutl'.
In the morning I chewed before I put my
pants on, and for a long time I used two
-unnes   of   chewing and eight  ounces ot
I moking a day. Sometimes I had a
tetf in botn cheeks aud a pipo in my
in-null at once. Ten years ago I quit
��� Irinking whisky. I tried to stop tobacco
lime and again, but could not. My nerves
���raved niootine and I fed them till my akin
turned a tobac-jo-brown ; oold,Sticky, pers-
,'iration oozed from my skiu, and trickled
lown my back at the least exertion or ex-
itement.  My nerve vigor and my life were
!ieing slowly sapped. I made up my mind
t;iat I had to quit tobacco or die. On October, I stopped, and for three days :s 1 .er*
cd the tortures of the damned. On the
hird day I got so bad that my partner
accused me of being drunk. I said,' No, I
have quit tobacco,' * For Cod's Bake, man,'
���ie said, ofleriog me hia tobacco box, ' take
i-ohew ; you will go wild,' and I was wild.
Tohacco was forced into me and I was takeu
Iioine dazed. I saw double and my memory
iv.'s beyond control, but I still knew how
to chew and smoKe, whioh I did all day
until towarda night, when my system gol
iidmcco soaked again, The next morning 1
looked and felt ac though 1 had been through
II long spell of sickness. I gave up in
despair, aa I thought that I could not oure
myself. Now, for suffering humanity, I'll
lell what saved my life. Providenco evidently answered my good wife's prayers
and brought to her attention in our paper
an article whioh read : * Don't Tobacco
iipit and Smoke Your Life Away I1
������ What a sermon and warning in these
worda ! Just what I was doing, it told
about a guaranteed ouro for the tohacco
habit, called No-To-13ac. I sent to Druggist Raster tor a box. Without a main of
laith I spit out my tobacco cud, and put
into my mouth a little tablet upon whicli
waB stamped No-To-tiao. I know it sounds
like a lie, when I tell you that I took
sight tablets the first- day, seven the next,
five the third day, and ail the nerv
rreeping feeling, restlessness and menta
depression were gone. It was too good to
lie true. It seemed like a dream. That
���nis a month ago. I used ono box. It
jost me SI, and it is worth a thousand. 1
-rained ten pounds in weight nnd lout all
ilesirc for tobaoco from the first nay. I
deep and eat well, and I have been benefited in more ways than I can tell. No,,
the cure was no exception in my case. I
kuow of ten people right here in Caldwell
who have bougnt No-To-IJau from Haider,
and they have been cured. Now lhat I
tealize what No-To-Bao haB done for me
and others, I know why it is that the
makers of this wonderful remedy, the
Sterling Remedy Company, of New York
and Chicago, say: 'We don't claim to cure
every oase That's Fraud's talk, a lie ;
hut we do guarantee three boxes to oure
the tobacco habit, and in case ot failure
we are perfectly willing to refund money.'
I would not give a public indorsement if I
were not certain of its reliability, I know
it is backed by mm worth u million. Nolo-Hae has been a God-Bend to me, and I
firmly believe it will cure auy case of
tobacco-using if faithfully tried, and there
are thousands of tobacco slaves who ought
to know how easy it is to get free. There's
happiness in No-To-Bao for the prematurely old men, who think as I did that
they are old and worn out, when tobacco
is the thing that destroys their vitality
and manhood."
The publio Bhould be warned, however,
against the purchase of any of the many
imitations on the market, as lhe success of
No-To-Bac has brought forth a host of
counterfeiters and imitators. The genuine
No-To-Bac ia sold under a guarantee to
cure, by all druggUte, and every tablet
has the word No-To-Bao plainly stamped
thereon, and you run no physical or
financial risk m purchasing the genuine
Does Not Irritate, But Heals.
It is remarkable Muit those who suffer fro 1
-.idnoy dUease KJ'ow impatient of thoso modi
lines that nre slow in thoir euro. Who enjoy
p.dn ? The beauty of South Amorlon-i Kirfno*
Oure Is that it relieves the BUfferer alipoii
instantaneously, What sick one noes nn
know lhe delight thai conies when pain Is re
I loved 1 Kidney Ouro,'ns a plain mattcrol
foot relieves iho most distressing* kidney mi
bl.idder troubles In six hours, Itis hard t-
iny anything moro for It, Who want,** mor
-..���hi for in
It ia cowardice to fear men, but discretion to fear women.
Get Rid ofNsuralgla.
There is no uae in fooling with neuralgia
ftieac-iteue that gives way only to th*
most powerful remedies. No remedy vet
discovered has given the grand results ths!
invariably attends the employment of Pol
son'a Nerviline. Nerviline is a positive
ep��*-ifio for all nerve paina, and ought to be
kept on hand in every family. Sold overj
where, 25 centa a bottle.
It is said that Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale gained the experience embodied In hl*> vvblmp'-^ftl stc,p*."My- Double,"
at Woi'chester, Mass,
Tidings from Amosa Wood Hosplta*.
Mr. J. K. Smith, of Amosa Wood Hocnitnl
St. Thomas  Out.:   " For a   longtime  lw;t
amlolod wilh very bad rheumaticpains, and
thoy becamo so inlen-c Hull life to me \vu* ,
{misery.   I saw the Smith  amorioah Cure ad
vortlaed, nnd determined on giving It atrial
������nd proouredn bottle from R .1. O'a, druggUl
of si.  Thomas.   BBfore  taking one naif tin
bottle 1 found ihe greatest relief, Lot kepi 11
tn king it,   tilling iii   oil  four   liotlle.**.   I uflf
that (|iMiit,it.v trfgivo the medicine a fair trial
ni hinuli I   hail nn   rtlgn   if an   actio or   pr*
nftor taking tne r-econd bottlo,   I can atrongl
recommend this remedy to all t-ufferprs froi
rheumatism.   I fool confident it   will do ft
Ihem all It. did {or in*."
Seelpe.���For Mtklnr ft DeUcIou
Health Drink at Small Cost.
Adam's Rook Beer Extract one hottH
Fleitohmaon's Yeast half teaks
8ui*ar ��... two pounda
j Lukewarm Water twogalloM
Dlwwlve the sugar ud yeast in the water.
���dd the extract, and bottle; plaoe In a warm
���Uot for twenty-four hoars until tl ferment*
then place on loa, when It will open sparkling
aad delicious.
The root bear oan bo obtained tn all drag
and aroeerr stores la 10 and ts oont bottlea ta
make two and fivo gallon*-.
There ia auch a thing as useful truthful
"Now good digestion wait on appetite,
And health on boih,"
says the great Shakespeare, but he did not
have in mind a coaled tongue or torpid
iiver, with all the symtonis of biliousneaa,
so common in this country. All this and
more, cau be cured by Ur. Pierce's (-.olden
Medic il Discovery, a purely vegetable com*
pound, which restores the action of the
liver, given tone to the flagging energies of
the dyspeptic's stomach, and thua euablea
" good digestion to wait on appetito, and
health on both."    Uy druggists.
Aathma and Hay Fever cured by a newly
discovered treatment. Address for p'-mphlet,
World'-* Dispensary Medical Aaaooiation,
Buffalo, N.Y.
Mra, NellieGrant'Sartoria haa decided
not to go abroad thia summer, but will
spend the season in Canada instead.
Charlatans and Quacks
Have long plied their vocation on Lhe suffering pod tin of the people. The knife hu
Sared to the quiok ; cauatlc applications
ave tormented the victim of corns until
tbe conviction shaped itself���there's no
ouro. Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor
proves on what slender basis publio opinion
often rests. If you ruffer from corna get
the Extractor and you will bo satisfied.
Sold everywhere.
Cold in the shead. Nasalbalm gives instant relief j speedily cures.   Never fails
An Agreeahln LaxMivo and NKKVH TONIO..
fcld by D rum: in is or sent by Mail. 25c., 6O0.,
-ind $1.00 por package,  [-Samples free.
If A   aM A  The Favorite TODTH POWDEI
HU   HU for the Teeth and Breath, 860.
and rapidly growing children
derive more benefit from Scott's
Emulsion, than all the rest of the
food they eat. Its nourishing
powers are felt almost immediately. Babies and children thrive
on Scott's Emulsion when no
other form of food is assimilated,
Stimulates the appetite, enrichei
the blood, overcomes wasting and
gives strength to all who take it
For Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Bron.
chilis, Weak Lungs, Emaciation, Con.
sumption, Blood Disease and all Form,
of Wasting. Send for pamphlet. Free.
Soott -I Pnw",. Belleville. All Druaaill,. Mta. ��1*1
tdonal System.  No advanep fee-,.  Write for
69 abater SU, Tomato.
Vnifll/-*�� Magical A*ijian.lus. Ut*
I KllaKN    o.tTiuropoau and Amerl*
I niUAlJi cm Novuiiloe.Cant Trick.,
te. Our large cataloguo ml'.i;. K. B, Kure
rriok nnd Novell)' Co.,167 Oliurob St,Toront��
mlnO.UU unci between 18.il <nd 1S58.
(.Dilootlon* of -tamp- and got iho hijthgt ouh
i -Ice for tliein from ?��� A* NEEDHAtl,
IiiI Main SUE.. Hamilton. Ont.
Largest &ale in Canada.
Wk int-'nd to make n thouinnd farm or I
Hippy thta aetuon- Why not be one of tli on*
by buying a
It will p'case you, giro yon pallftfnctlon- and
save yon money. Nn breakdown* or maolt*
���.mitlm' hlllf* to piy on'- for ropnlrlng. If W0
havo no AOBNT in your locality, write dlrnct U
PJilLL   fi
The Largest Manufacturer, of
, On thii Cantfntat, httt rtt��ttTrl
from UmcimI
and Food
I'd!'***, ih* Dutch Pi-min. ne Al
Iln ur ulli-r thtniic*]** 01 I'***i
_      dm*. In out Of thr-tf prtiuratl
ThrirdtUclmnBllKAia'AtiT COCUAU i '
pun ud soluble, mi' con* leu titan ���-.�� cent a
A   r��^lalMaadl>*��*'iu.fI-mkl��rf
Bmm Is, Cauda, ah alao, eut BfiM.: Una,
Hm* rmbitakw. -e���mu. ok*. w"**""
Owing to   the eno-nOBf.
telt of our famous
" Something Good "
Other Mfinuraclurcrs ors puttlmr oa tht
iDiarket Interior gooda under ttiiB aame.
A poor artiole Ih never Imitated, therefor*
ithe faot tbat "Something Good" Is being
countr*rfeii-���cl Is a KU&nimoe lo Hinokera tbat li
U tho best So. Cigar ou the Market
In pnrchaeing hoo that our trade mark (The
Bnowahoe) and firm n*tme am on e-vli >>ox, no
other Ih genuine Our "Something Good*
brand la regiutered and any one Helling other*
eigara under thia name will be proseoated.
Empire Tobacco Co., Montreal
I ��**%^**,%^^^^*^^��^^%^%^%f^e-V%^
I ��� C,/\     Bargains In i'
OUC. Bulbs and Plants .,
The H.uintum of Worth at ilniv.mm of tVil '
. (No.B���15G]adioius,finest;issoned,forfiOa |
' "I��� 6D,ihliii915elecisliiivrvari-*i,5**60o,'
I | " O��� fi Monibretias, bandsomo . " 60c.
. " O���* 6 Roses,everbloom'i; beauties*' fiOc.'
| '           {Window Collection, I eacb,
Fueh-ia, DM. FI. Musk, Ivy
c't'd Geranium,
and Sweet Sc't'ii Geranium,
Marietta Vine, Trop-eollum,
Mcx.Priiuro*a& Heliotrope
" B��� 8 Geraniums, finestussoited " 60c.
) ' "  R���12Ct-'lens, liiieasfnriedcolora *��� 60c.I I
T  " S��� 6 his, firsst varieties   ,   .   . M 60c
A-Qyarolle.'MniwrorflSu.iaforll.aSsorSfor***.   | '
Ily Hull, pott-paid, mir ::������'��� ��������� iim.  A -Jimp I
('f-l'iinettr* rive. | '
Toronto, Ont. '
I Fino Trout Rnd. Lancowood Tip $1 So
I Waterproof Braid Line, 25 yards     25
I Trout Fly Spoon     20
E Click Reel, -JOyarde    25
I Out Casting Lino     15
IDoz. Out Hooks      25
SBox Sinkeri*     05
Doz. Good Trout Fllea     25
vve will supply thi** lot for $2 cash.   Send your
monev or order through your dealer.
Perfeot Gut Casting Lines (Scotch) $2.-10 Doi
Lacrosses, Footballs and all kinds of
Sporting Oooda.
403 St. Paul Street, Montreal.
Tho Aormotor all Stool FtiftU Cimur Worn:
��'�� ..-,*��� fgrntth H'U /
���<���(  l.lU-T  lht,�� July  I.
*  '/ ten   .,e..jhhti;  ���t
.  ihtfr brain,
Una in our li
'.   ihi* ojf.-r '.ill ** rtttmttt
������ jtaitl In  fngnlritt "t* Irtlrrt m
���<���,--.% nOU ..merer    Tl--* l.ri ���
���iic-po.  ir ibipud fram
��� Wmi-M  -iJIMI.it
Htanrmt of tin i
ho  Hlttt   BHfVflf*!   /':������.'���/���"���  bof   ��
|tS CO la-it fMt, l.-il ti(,��r
"i tt ->t iti* n. -t ixiptiiir
~ "***, r-hicorto.
Bettflr thu  WMon th_a   ever.       Everybody    w��nt,   the ��
Kvury H-��lor iellt tham.    Thejr nu lik. Ir-M. G. A. McBain A, Co.,   Real Estate Brokers,   Nanaimo, B.C.
Gustav Hauck left Monday for Victoria.
To Excange.���Two 5 room cottages
and lots for vacant lots.   D. R. Young.
Jacob and John Fuller will leave for
their home in Pennsylvania on Friday.
Michael Watts, kicked in the mouth by
a mule has been admitted to the hospital.
Mr. J. Ii. McLean has withdrawn as
agent of the Dominion Hants Co., Montreal.
On the 16th Ins. Mrs. Beech of Grantham presented her husband with another
The meeting to work up an interest in
a cooperative store Monday night was
dimly attended. There were however
some prominent farmers of the valley
Jim Kee has opened a restaurant in
Chinatown. The display of cakes and
pies in the windows is remarkably fine.
Rev. Mr. Tait will be inducted into
his charge Thursday nf this week at 2 p.
m. at the Presbyterian church.
W. M. Hunter has bought out the en
tire interest in the lumber business previously conducted by the firm of VVillains &
Last lecture ofthe Course will be given at Courtenay Hall, Thursday evening
the 13rd by Rev. McRae of Nanaimo.
He is an eloquent speaker.
To accommodate tht public Mr. J. B.
McLean will be at The News oflice,
Cumberland from 8 to 9 o'clock Thursday evening May 23rd to supply ticket to
intending excursionists.
The passenger car will be cleaned and
made ready for lhe excursion on vriday
May 24, and kept in reserve for the accommodation ofthe ladies.
For Lease.���The fine lot next west
of the News 1st is for lease, and cun be
���btained under ground rent for a term ef
years.   Enquire at News office.
J. W. Jenkins and C. F. Whitney are
organising a Dramatic Company to take
the road. They will tour the Islands, and
then  will  travel   the  mainland.
They intend to go through Idaho, Mon
tana and then south to California. Any
fond amateur lady or gentleman desiring
to join will please communicate with the
above. Th* company will take the road
In June.
Grant & Mounce have mad* a good
road to a point in the woods between the
town and the big meadow where they
have- located' their portable steam saw
mill, An office is already nearly up and
the foundation timbers for the new superstructure out. About a dozen men are
at work and nearly half as many yoke of
oxen, Giant powder is freely used and
Ihe explosions with the noise of the falling timber fives a lively air to the scene.
The Dopiipiop
Buildipg apd Loap
. /tesociatiop,
54 Adelaide Street East,
J^ftHIP    to the Largest Fur and Hide Honse in North America.
All Parties who   plHIP Receive Highest Prices,
You  will keep on whan you once begin to     fcHIP
Jas. McMillan & Go,
200-212 First Avenue North,
��rw ait* for Circular giving; Latest Market Price*.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister k Solicitor, No's 2 k 4
Commercial Street.
NJL1TJLIMO,    33.   C
Work on Alex. Grant's new house com-
mencd last Thursday. The lncaiinn is
on Penrith Ave. east of McKims on Fern
wood Heights. It will be two storeys
with pitch roof, gable end toward the
street, decorated with shingles and ornamental barge board. Between this and
2nd storev will be some fine panel work.
The windows of tbe 2nd storey are
large���two lights in the sash. At top of
first storey is a balconv five feet wide
having a substantial railing. The first stn
rey has threemullion windows with a fancy
balustrade. Wide panel double doors
witb panel and transverse lights heightens the pleasing effect. The parlor is
ib'A by 19 feet wilh sliding doors leading
to the dining room which is 15 by 25 feet
having double mullion windows at each
side. Backward the building extends 18
.by 30 feet, divided into kitchen laundry
and bath room, play room and back stairs
leading from the front hallway 8 feet wide.
The front staircase is i)i feet wide with
ornamental newel post and balustrade.
The second storey is divided into six
bedrooms and has stairs leading to the
May 20th.Mitchell, a half-breed convict
ed of supplying liquor to two Annies,
klootchmen, and fined $50 or six months
Michael Berry (white) convicted of being drunk and disorderly, and fined $50
or six months imprisonment.
The two gentle Indian Annies for giving
the information as lo where they got lhe
liquor, weie let offwilli costs.
San Mateo left Saturd.iy with 4,450
tons nf colli fnr the Southern Pacific Railway.
The Daisy left Salurday with 176 tons
ol coal consigned to C. P. Pe.ibodr, Victoria. 	
The Capalino was in, and left with 44
tons of coal for Crnwder and Pcnzer, Van
couver. '*    ���
The Mineola left Monday night wilh
3350 tons of coal for San Francisco.
Southern Pacific, consignee.
  b*b 1���u'~
On Thursday evening, May 23rd R����.
D. A. McRae cf N inaimo will deliver at
Agricultural hall, Courienay, Ihe last lecture of thc course. He is an eloquent'
speaker, and may be expected to deliver
a most interesting lecture.
The Joan will leave Union wharf Friday morning, the 24th inst for Nanaimo,
and will reiurn the evening of the same
aay.   Ths round trip will be $1.50.
1 have moved inio my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs office, where
I am prepared tn manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time Table  No.  24,
To tak* effect at 8.00 a. m. on Fri.
da-f,  April   6th    ISOI.   Train*
run oa Pacific Standard
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.   *. I*-*>-*���-.-. '-IKlOinifl �� O tO *0 �� CD ��0 l- ���-������� *0
Services next Sabbath as usual in the
Hall, conducted by lhe Pastor, I). Mclntyre. Morning 11. Subject���Christian
discipleship. Evening 7. Subject���The
immortality of the soul. Sunday school
2 p. in. Bible class 3 p. m. Prayer meet
ing Wednesday evening.7. 30.
On Friday*, Saturday* and Sunday*
Kelurn Tlok.t* will b�� tana* boKroaa all
pnlnta for a far* an* a Quarter, (rood for �����
tarn not later than Sunday.
It-tarn Ticket, for em* aad a half a
far. may be  purchased' dally to all 1
good for seven day., including day of t
Ko Return Ticket* laaued for a tar. and
quarter whoro th. alngl. far* la twaatynv
Thr ugh rato. botwe.11 Victoria aad Cocaoi.
Mileage and Commutation Tick.*, caa ba ata
tainoil im application Us Tick, t Agent, Victoria
Dnnuau'a aud Nanaimo Station*.
I'rwld.nt. Ora'l Supt
Oan. Fnltrht and Paawawer AX.
Drs Lawrence A Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
���oinoiT ���.a.
Poartenay and the Hay will b. yliite-l alar)
Wcdno-tday aftvrnoon for the pnrp.se of aort
Pat'onts at a dial ance witl receive early al
tantion on ret'Oli't of telephone m.rtaga-
Stock is i\p��
Complete.   W* would
particulary draw vour attention
to our Dress Goods and Trimmings:���
"'**" fa*1''1"'''" in ladies BLoysES including the
SAILER" in white and colors.   Beautiful ENOLISH WASHING
prints;���fifteen colors in Sateens aad over 100 patterns.   For
those desiring summer High class Wash Material for Costumes or
Blouses we have the Cambrai.   Ladies, you know cambrai is "the thing
this reason and we alone Keep it.   Surat silks in all the Latest Shades, we secured
from the East 75 pieces of Dressgoods for Children's School Dresses, sells at 15 cts per yard
We received this week from Neuchatel, Switzerland, over 200 pieces OF SWISS embroidery
selected designs and choicest colors; from Paris we   received   Gloves   including th*   '
fashionable Undressed kid, to lace, not botton; our gloves will match that New
Costume yoa are getting made up (from our stock) for the 24th; 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 York.   Our
Gloves are well assorted and our entire Gent's Furnishing
Dept. is replete with High Class Goods	
We have Gloves, Ties and Shoes for
every occasion; we invito ,
you to inspect our
new stock
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