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Choice fresh and salt meats, headcheese, bolonga, sausages
and vegetables, fruitand eggs
Spring Goods WM!^
i>E,iOE5s v-j-yr low
Take a Look at the Window and See   PRICES
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Suits cheaper than in the East.      My stock comprises the
very latest novelties in Scotch and English Suitings.
I will sell fine black worsted suits
 .at $30 per suit	
You TOt to save money without working,
get Hamburger's
This   Spacj:e
Latest by Wire
Ottawa, July la���Sir Charles Tupper
resigned last night.
It is reported here that the Gabriola
Coal Coal Co has struck a line seem of
coal on Mudge Island, measuring seven
feet in thickness.
Mr. Chas I. Mitchell, of Toronto was
badly injured while riding on his wheel
yesterday. His wheel was caught in the
gutter, with the result that he was violent
ly thrown. His face was bably cut in
several places.
The heannig ol the application for
winding up the Citizens Building Society
was adjourned for a month, this morning
pending negotiations for transfer of the
The Vancouver Coal Coal are taking
oul lhe necessary material tn run a slope
into the excellent seam of coal recently
discovered on the Harwood estate.
A new and promising ledge has been
struck on the Alberni Consolidated Miners Co's claim on Mineral mil, not far
from the old one; the ore being much the
same quality the company propose to run
a tunnell toco feet in without delay.
Private advices received July nth, are
to the effect that several former Victorians took part in the light ut Sahsburv,
Malabeleland, and that Chas. Anisky is
Despite the order of the Dominion
Government, the engineer is working a-
way at the new Point Ellice bridge. The
mayor says the city is strictly within its
An Information has been sworn to by
Graham Campbell, Libei.il scrutineer,
charging Wm Guinn, carriage builder,
with personating another at the recent
election. This man voted twice. Itis
said the Liberals will cuntest the election
of Earlc and Prior.
July 11 ���The residence of Richmond,
cierk of Su^ry, was burned to the ground
Loss. $3,500; no insurance.
At Ewens cannery, two fishermen named Grant and Englehardt, got into a row
when the former struck the latter with a
net, knocking him senseless. It is fear ���
ed he will die.
A consignment of lobsters and oysters
to be transferred to the Pacific Coast waters as an experiment, arrived to day
from Halifax.
A good catch of salmon is above Bon
Accord. Water is still high at Westmin-
ter, where the railway is flooded for half
a mile.
Dispatches from Chicago show the
Democrats have adopted a silver platform and nominated Bryan of Nebraska
for President.
The slate has been changed, now it is
said Fielding will be Finance Minister
and that Cartwright will have charge of
Public Works.
Mrs. Reid, the matron, acknowledges
the receipt of flowers from Mrs. Abrams,
flowers from thc Christian Endeavor Society connected with the Presbyterian
church, lettuce from Mrs. Willemar, vegetables from a friend, and a fowl from a
Kilpatrick -Williama.
On Saturday last at the Presbyterian
manse, Sandwick, Mr. D. Kilpatrick was
united in marriage with Miss Bessie
B. Williams, both of Union, the Rev.
Mr. Tait officiating. Both are well
known and popular and Thi News
joins the many friends in extending congratulations.
Open Meeting.
The Sons of Temprence will hold their
monthly open meeting next Monday evening in their Hall over Tarbell's shop.
Debate: Are women better leformers
than men ? There will be songs, readings, etc.   Everybody come.
Mrs. |. S. Kendall, the fashionable milliner, will leave Friday for Vctoria to
meet the agents of eastern Millinery Establishments, to select her stock of fall
and winter goods. While absent Her
store will be closed,
R. Campbell has just opened up in the
store lately occupied by Mr. Langman,
with a large stock of men's, women's and
children's boots, shoes, slippers, etc. sf
.ill kinds, just imported from the east.
The entire stock is new and of best quality and will be sold at prices to suit the*
McPhee & Moore
Flour, Feed, Field and Garden Seeds, Etc., Eta
Is well stocked with choice fresh and salt
meats, vegetables, butter, eggs,  poultry and
all kinds of fruits . . .
���*��� CTGoods Delivered Promptly
""Phese are just the days for spending in
���1* the woods, or on the water; but it is
a workaday world and few can get away
to while the time in this dolce far niente
fashion. I can imagine no more delightful drive than on the road turning to the
right from the main road coming from
Comox. The tree branches meet, form
ing a perfect arch overhead, their trunks
covered with green lichen and moss,
hanging in graceful fes'oons from their
spreading arms. On either side the
roid for several miles the still cool shade
gives one a feeling of restful quiet.
Nearer to Courienay the farms lying below in the valley present a panorama
suggestive of peace and plenty, wilh
great stacks of hay shining golden in the
sunshine and the green fields so level.
The farms of Messers. Urquarhart,
Lewis, Crawford and Cairns, are a creditable source ol pride, as they certainly
must be of profit.
I feel  positive  if more  people in the
big cities  knew of the beauties of  the
surrounding country and Comox Bay, it
could be made a popular summer resort.
* *
A certain leading young gentleman
has worn a very long face for the past
few weeks. I am sorry, but two months
will soon slip by, and there's the postal
�� *
The fire a week ago, I think cast a
feeling of uneasiness over us all, and
Mr. Little's kindness in aiding us to
some protection against such a danger is
highly appreciated. How bravely the
men worked! Who of all us women,
wanted a greater right at that perilous
moment than to be protected. I never
had any sympathy with the women who
are clamoring lor "Women's Rights,"
and when such dangers arise I tbink
even the most manly woman realizes,
her dependence, and the comlort men
are;���No woman but admires a brave
man, and Union has a host of them.
�� *
Only a week or two since I wrote,
"we have no lady bicyclists;'' and as if tu
dispute my assertion, I find several
bicycle girls abroad. The Misses Ed*
wards of Nanaimo aro visting their parents, and both are graceful cyclists.
Then Mrs. R. Robertson and Miss Piket
Speaking of bicycles suggests a costume I saw in Chicago worn by a prominent society lady; and which recommends
itself to ine as particularly safe and mod.
est. A blouse waist and short skirt, reach
ing half way between the knees and ankles, covered the bloomers of the same
material, which was brown mohair, dark
brown gaiters very long, cream bicycle
shoes with brown straps, cream kid sailor, with brown belt and gloves of same
colored kid. A cream vail tied neatly
over the hat kept the hair smooth and
lent a softened appearance to the brunette face beneath,
For the warm weather when ev *ry one
wishes to be out, there is nothing better
for tan and burn than a toilet wash of
half pint of rsse-water, ball pint of alcho-
hol and two ounces of benzoin. Pour e-
nough into a bowl of water to make it
milky and bathe the face at night before
retiring.   It can be put up at tbe drug
store at a trifling cost
* ���
What is shoddy ? asked a wee girl, oa
hearing the expression, the oiher day.
It induced a long train of thought, retrospective as well as prospective; for I had
heard the same question explained to a
child years ago; and the interpretation of what a shoddy person was I hare
never forgotten: "A person who is not
well born but who occupies a position of
some prominence and from self conscious
ness of the past, which brings a feeling
of insecurity, finds it necessary to assume
snobbish airs. ���" And I have observed it
unvaryingly true. Those whose standing is unassailable are ever courteous to
all. As one verification of this I can offer the names of the Govenor���General
of Canada and Lady Aberdeen, with
both of whom I have had tht honor ef din;-
ing, at Government House in Winnipeg;
and I have also seen Lady Aberdeen at
the meetings of the W, C. T U., where
she was as gracious to some working
girls who were members, as she bad been
to the guests at Government House the
previous evening. And so shoddy and
snobbishness are synonymous terms, I
think. Of course, here there is no occasion, or reason lor anything of the kind,
but one must write something, and I hope
there may be some of my indulgent read
ers who will agree with
Union Lodge Offlcari.
Last waek D. G. G. M. Charles Whyte
installed the following officers uf Union
Ludge No. 11 1.0, O. F. for the ensuring term: J. A. Pritchard, N. G.; D. R.
McDonald, V. G.; J. Fletcher, warden;
L. C. McDonald, Cond; D. R. Mc-
Kenxie, I G.; R. Cessford, Treas.; A.
Lindsay, Secy.; I. Whyte, R. S. N. G.;
J. Bennie, L. S. Y. G.
MELLADO.���At Union, July 7, to the wife
of Mr. B. Mellado, a daughter.
ERICKSON.���At Union July n, to the
wife of Mr, Erickson, a son.
JEFFS.���At Union July 11, to the wife of
Dr. Jell's, a son.
Xew Officers,
The new officers of Cumberland Lodge,
A. F. and A. M. are: W. Ferguson, W.
M.I K. Sharp, S. W.; H, McGregor, J.
W.; J. Mt.Kiin, Secy.; M. Mitchell,
Treas.; T. Irwin, S. D.; C. Cessford, j,
D.; j. Reid, I. G.; A. Lindsay, Tyler
The members of L. 0. L. Mount
Horeb No. 1676, and visiting brethren ta
the number of 32 attended services ea
Sunday the 13th, at the Presbyterian
church, and listened to a very able and
eloquent sermon by their Brother Rev.
J. A. Logan.
On Sunday next there will be morning
service at 11 o'clock followed by the celebration of the Holy Communion. Evening service as usual at 7
Persons using the mules and-horses of
the Union Colliery Co. without permission will be prosecuted according to law,
F.D. Little, Supt
One mile and a half from Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.  Enquire of
James Abrtat*
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The only time to do a thing is tlie
right time. II the soil ls stirred ami
the fields kept clean during the month
of June tbe corn plants become stocky
and   assume   tlie   best   condition   to
make rapid growth when the hot July
aim starts them with new vigor.    It
neglected now, it will be Impossible to
give the corn proper attention later.
Honesty does puy, aud It pays   in
every   prolesstan.     The   tunuer   who
nulls  eggs   wlilili  he  knows  ure  nut
trewh, or puts tlie lurgest potatoes or
apples at the mouth ol the sack, or
praises tlte cow hu sells more than she
merits, or tn  any other   wuy  overreaches his lellow tnun, will Bomo day
confess tliat lie has lost money by so
doing;   and then think what a poor
oipnion lie has ot himself ull the time,
There ls a wuy to overcome everything, even the nuisance ol u muddy
boirnyard.   It le surprising that good
farmers do uot contrive more speedy
ways to cure tbe mutter. Such a thing
Is a, detriment to tho whole pluce, and
un   eyesore   to   tlie   whole   country
around.   Clean it up und drain It oil.
In buying a farm do not make tlie
mistake ol buying one ol a light sandy
soil because it cun be worked    more
easily thun  clay   und   never  become
muddy. Though good lor Bpecial crops,
euch possess much less strength thun
others, and are enriched ut more expense.  While clay soil will retain lor
yeara tlie manure washed into it, a
Bandy   Boil can never become permanently enriched.
Potatoes ure neglected more than
any other crop ou the luriu. Most
farmers go to some trouble to get
their seed potatoes In the ground iu
good shape, und then consider the
pilncipal labor done, though they
hnve u dreud or the digging, with so
many weeds ; but weeds have no more
place In the potato patch then in the
corn Held.
Very little hand work is required
.among potatoes if constautly cultivated, ub they Bhould be. The very
,hest time to kill weeds is Just before
���they appear. When the seed tirst
sprouts it Is killed If It ls moved, unless the weather be wet, nnd constant cultivation keeps the weed
seed stirred.
It would be dollars In our pockets
to tni ourselves heavily Ior good
roads. Markets would be open nil the
year, nnd we could reach them ut
less expense; there would be less
wear on wagons and horses; the
church, the school and the doctor
would not be so far away ; and agricultural communities would be closer
together. I
Every cultivation of the Boll while It
ls wet Imprisons some moisture Under the turned surface; tills ls favorable to nitrification of the air, even
If no ammonia were In thc rain wuter
In the first place. Breaking the
orust prevents radiation ot heat and
evaporation of moisture, aud does
all the more good it the soil turned
tip Ib less moist than that turned under.
Pumpkins planted among corn are
less likely to be lniured by the squash
bug. By keeping the corn well cultivated until the vines begin to run,
we doubt if pumpkins are any Injury
to tho main crop. In any event, with
farmerB who are wont to lay by their
coru with a deep furrow between the
rows, this butchery of the corn roots
would be prevented, nnd much to
their advantage.
In grinding food It cuu usually be
managed that the work be doue when
it lenst Interferes with other farm
duties. Cooking can nut be always
so managed, ami most farmers abandon it, though convinced of Its advantages. The actual work is not
great, und every feeder must decide
for himsell ns to Its advisability.
During these times of depression we
have Int our stock ol all   kinds run
down.     There Is now increased   de-
mund  for high grudo beef und mutton nnd for the best high class horses
of different types���radically different
from our stock  in trade ot millions
of little scrubs.    Our home markets
are calling tor the best, and the. export trade wants shiploads every duy.
It we allowed our Bheep or cows to
wallow In the filth which surrounds
the pig during most ot Its lito,    It
would not surprise us at all It they
sulfered from lice, ticks and all sorts
ot skin diseases.   Most diseases among
Bwlne start from a filthy pen.    Undoubtedly  hog cholera started there.
Disease germs live uml grow in tilth,
and the sickness ol onc contaminates
tho whole herd.
Animals should be handled as machines���and very animated Intricate
machines, extremely susceptible to
all surrounding Influences: and only
men with a love ot detail nmt a natural adaptation to thn work should
be put ln charge ol thom, 11 we
would nvolcl tho Ills tn which they
are subject. Even right treatment may lie bungllngly done.
Tho cow which hns calved In spring
gives her fullest How ot milk on gross
In June, and It ought not to be a
larger burden than she could carry
through twelve hours. For this
reuson, during the long summer days,
it la not a bad plan to milk three
times a day. In this country, In
midsummer, there are about 16
hours ot daylight lor this.
Our pastures have a habit ol waning away under the Influence ot the
hot sun of July and August, with
Irregular and scanty showers. In
these conditions the posture sutlers,
and the cows are not benellted. Have
some cultivated crop growing for
them. Moro fooll can bo grown from
an acre as a soiling crop than la to
be had from an acre ol pasture.
Tho chief concern ot the dairyman
during the winter Is the cheapness
and variety ol food for his cattle,
Boiling Is one advance step; the
preparing an ensilage crop Is a
greater one. The cow whleh Ib fed
' - regularly on, full teed Is the cow
which helpB the farmer to pay ids
bills.     No use la having a good ma
chine and no power to keep it ln motion.
Denmark, with her little 15,000
square miles, makes $12.50 a head for
each of her 2,000,000 of population
every year from her sales of butter.
This Is the result of careful study and
diffused Instruction ln the best methods. We might make better butter
and at a less cost than Denmark, but
we do not.
Blooded dairy stock Is very cheap
now, and the sensible man will put
himself ln the way to take advantage
of the present state of the market.
There Is a wonderful virtue ln a
thoroughbred cow, only needing the
ability ot the. owner to bring It out.
From all points they will bring one-
fourth more profit than a herd of the
commoner sort.
There Ih nothing more detrimental to
good milk production than loul wuter.
If you ure enterprising enough to
have the supply In the stable, be careful that the cows do not huve a chance
to drop feed Into it. Hnve a cover over
it, und do uot let tliein drink until an
liinir after eating; close agaiu before
feeding time.
Practice and chemistry agree wlthnut reservation that good clover hay
Is the best roughness which could be
used ln the dairy. When it Is time to
cut it, remember that poor clover hay
is poor cow feed. Cut when the blossoms begin to brown, and hurry It
into the baTn, The leaves are lost
when tumbled about too much after
it is dry.
Experiments ut the stations prove.
that there ls a great gain In milk
from warming the water for the cows.
Even in the summer time they will
avoid the cool springs and drink from
hot and stagnant pools; in winter
time a drink of Ice water will cuuse
them to draw tlitjir bucks up. It may
not always pay to heat water for
them, but tliere are other sources of
heat than a tire.
The horse must olten thank the
pride ot his master tor the curry-
combings he gets; but the poor cow's
flunks ure gummed with manure for
days and weeks. Get a pall ot warm
wuter and soup and cleun her, nnd
then put a pole across her stall low
enough that when she humps hersell
to make water she will touch It nad
bnck from under It, and thus keep
her stnll dry.
Russian Proverbs Reprinted Apropos of
the Coronation.
The outside peel ol oulous mukes
a good lining tor hens' nests, us the
odor Irom this vegetable drives
uwuy the lice, which are sure to be
the thickest on the hens which ure
Betting it there nre nny about the
house. There nre other things which
huve odors offensive to these tormenting parasites.
The lawn mower may be made to
pay for Itself and the lawn be a
source ol protit as well us pleasure.
Gruss Iresh clipped trom the lawn Is
a fine addition to the food for fowls
ol auy kind which are kept ln confinement, and Is procured without
uny special labor or expense.
Many times little chickens do not
thrive, nnd the only reuson Is because they arc infested with the
largo gray head lice. If the little
fellows begin to droop, look tor the
lice about their heads and necks.
Tbey cun be killed by putting a little lard on the finger and rubbing tt
lu  und about   those parts.
A very low fence will suffice for
the ducks If Peklns are kept. They
may be fed upon almost any coarse
food, and will not need more water
than will do them lor drinking and
bathing purposes. A muddy yard muy
be avoided II the vessel Ior the wuter be placed upon a woodeu platform u yurd or two square.
The United States imports about
sixteen million dozen of eggs every
yeur. This means that we' pay out
oue und a hall million dollars ol good
American money for this luxury.
Seven thousand dollars a day Is a
large amount ol money Ior the American farmer to allow to get away
Irom him, wheu he might earn it all
It thoroughly cultivated, the new
strawberry beds will last five or six
years. The difficulty with matted
rows ls that ln the second or third
years grass and weeds take possession. In the beginning every weed
aud blade of grass should be killed,
and after the rows are filled with
runners they should be pulled out by
If some enterprising florist should
go to the back gates of dwelling
houses every morning with a wagon
or hand cart, filled with geraniums in
pots, or even cans, and tuschlas budded, or colel, or well-Btarted seedlings of asters, zinnias, balsams or
nasturtiums, at reasonable prices,
they should reap a regular harvest
of dollars; but we seldom see such
a thing tried.
Freshly planted trees and shrubs
should be mulched with coarse manure tor the summer at least. The soil
will bo kept looso, cool and moist
thereby, aud such conditions could
not but bo of boncllt. Not one man
In twenty gives his orchard or his
shrubbery a thought or a care after
ho has gone to the expense of setting It out.
In suitable climates hucklolierrles
aro easily grown ln tho gardens, and
It Is a wonder thnt these plants are
not oftener seen ln Buch situations.
They can be taken up from the
woods, cut down to one-half or less,
and set ln proper soil with reasonable
hope of Buccess.
The proper time to divide illy of the
valley roots is ln the full. When
planted in the spring they must be
handled without much disturbance, or
they will not bloom; but they are
not tender, and, If the (lowers are
not considered, the division of the
clumps may be made at any time.
Karl's Clover Root Tea is a sure
cure for headache und nervous discuses. Nothing relieves eo quickly.
The President this ulternoon will
send a message to the U. S. Congress vetoing the general delieleuc
The Medical Council has adopted a
by-law by virtue of which practitioners who do not pay their fees to
the Council may be struck ofl tbe roll
The crown of the Csar does not protect him against headache.
The Czar, too, dies when his hour
The Czar's lungs cannot put out the
One has to bow before the Czar, even
11 the Czar be blind.
The Czar may be the cousin ot God,
but be la not Ids brother.
The Czar can shake the terrestrial
globe, but cannot make It deviate trom
Ite axis.
The Czar hae long arms, but they do
not reach to heaven.
A fat Czar ls not heavier (or death
to carry than a lean beggar.
II the Czar be a rhymester, let the
poets beware.
When the Czar dies the moujik would
not change places with him.
Whoever needs the Czar's favor mast
not disdain the good-will ol bis valet.
When the Czar wishes to cut leather
straps.the peasants must furnish their
When the Czar takes snutf, the people sneeze.
He whom the Czarina hates ls despised by her lady-ln-wnltlng,hated by
her tire-woman, und sent to the devil
by her chambermaid.
Three Great Remedies.
Sure Specifics for Kidney, Rheumatic
and Stomach Diseases.
These remedies are not a cure-all
lor all the Ills that flesh is heir to.
The great South American remedies
each have their particular purpose.
South American Kidney Cure does not
cure rheumatism, nor ls It a specllic
for indigestion, but no remedy, pills
or powders, will give reliel ln the
most distressing cases ol kidney
trouble as will "South American
Kidney Cure. Mr. D. J. Locke, ol
Sherbrooke, Que., suftered tor three
years trom kidney trouble, expending in thut time $100 on doctors'
medicines. He got no relief until he
used South American Kidney Cure,
and lour bottles, he says, etlected a
permanent cure.
When a remedy is needed Ior rheumatism. It Is very much needed���and
quickly. William Pegg, ol Norwood,
Ont.. was nearly doubled up with
rheumatism and sulfered Intensely.
This was In 1S93. He took three
bottles 01 South American Rheumatic Cure, and now says i " I have
had neither laches nor pains trom
rheumatism since that time."
When disease affects the digestive
organs and general debility takes
hold of the system, these cannot be
removed unless the medicine taken
gets |at the root ol the trouble.
South American Nervine owes Its success to the fact that It works directly on the nerve centres, and removing the trouble there it rids the
system ol disease. -Banker John
Boyer, of Kincardine, who sulfered
trom Indigestion tor years, was permanently cured by the use ot South
American Nervine. He says: " I have
uo hesitation tn proclaiming the virtues ot this great remedy."
llu Experience of a Bruce Co.
Suffered So Severely That He Became
Almost a Helpless Orlpple-Is Again
Able to be About His Work as Well
as Ever.
(From the Walkerton Telescope.)
During the past few years the Telescope has published many statement*
giving the particular! ot cures Irom
the nae of Dr. Williams' Pink PUls*
They were all so. well authenticated
as to leave no doubt as to their complete truthfulness, but had any doubt
remained Ita last vestige wouMnn*e
been removed by a cure which baa
recently come under our V*****'
eervatlon. It Is the case of Mr. John
Allen, a prominent young �����*-�������� ���
the township ot Greenock. Mr. Allen
is so well known In Walkerton and
the vicinity adjoining tt that a brief
account of his really remarkable recovery from what seemed an Incur
able disease will, be of Interest ^to
our readers.   D��rlu|tUe early part
Dp. Agnew's Tf iumphs in
Heart Disease Exiled  Over Fifty Members of the House of Commons Tell of
the Virtues of Dr. Agnew's Catarrha.
The name ot Dr. Agnew Is one that
deserves    to rank with Jenner, Pasteur and Roentgen ln the good done
humanity.  Dreaded as it ls by everyone, heart   disease   has   no   terrors
where Dr. Agnew's Cure has become
known. Mrs. Roadhouse, ot Wlllscrott
Ont., has said:     "Cold sweat would
standout In great beads upon my face
so Intense were the attacks ol heart
disease.    I tried many remedies, but
my Ufe seemed fated until Dr. Agnew's
Cure for the Heart became known to
me, and to-d<uy I Know nothing ot the
terrors of this trouble."    It relieves
instantly, and saves many lives dally.
It has beea said that everyone   In
Canada suffers, to some extent, trom
(������atorrh.   Wliether tho trouble ls In
the air, or where, It ls a satisfaction
to know that in Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder Is tlie medicine that gives
reliel in ten minutes, and tins cured
some of the worst cases, where deafness and other troubles have lollowed
the disease.   George E. Casey, Michael
Adams, Donald W. Davis,    A.    Fair-
balm, C. F. Ferguson, W. II. Bennett,
and all told somo fltty members of the
Bouse of Commons have borne testimony to the effectiveness of this remedy.
Ask your druglst (or Agnew's remedies, and see that you get them and
not worthless imitations.
She's not out biking, spruce and gay,
To-day, and there are rumors
That from the olothes Une yesterday
The goat ate Ida's bloomers.
���St. Paul Globe.
Constipation causes more than halt
the Ills ol women. Karl's Clover Root
Tea Is a pleasant cure tor constipation.
Bradstreet's on Trade.
Home delay in business Ls still    reported in the Canadian Dominion owing to the prospective elections.  Advices from Newfoundland are that general trade ls unusually dull, and from
Nova Scotia that It is quiet.    Rain
Is needed In New Brunswick, and ln
the Province ot Quebec the volume ot
business Is smaller than ln previous
weeks, owing to the holiday. Needed
rains have fallen thore, with corresponding Improvement In the agricultural   districts.    Jobbers    la   staple
lines at Toronto report business quiet.
Bank clearings at Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax
amounted to $16,009,000 last week,
against $10 821,1)00 the previous week,
as compared with $17,897,000 in the
week a year ago, and with $10,994,-
000 la   the   corresponding   week tn
(1894.    The total number of business
failures ln the    Canadian   Dominion
last week was 25. compared with 2b
the week previous. 23 In the   week
a year ago. and 36 two years ago.
If the Baby is Cutting Teeth,
Be sure and use that old and well-
tried remedy, Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup tor children teething. It
soothes the child, sottens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and
Is the best remedy for diarrhoea.
Twenty-live cents a bottle.
Perverse Old Man.
"Sir,'* he said, "I cannot live without your daughter."
" Then,'- her oruol father retorted,
" got out of here and never let me
see your face again.. My daughter
never baked a loaf of bread, never
made a dress and she ean't operate
a typewriter. If you want somebody
to support you, put an ad. In the
with what appeared    to him to be
rheumatic pains ln    the    NW>�� a_
Sn.   At tirst he regarded It as
but a passing attack, and   tbougui
that It woulJ disappear In a day or
two.   On tbe contrary, Uow;vep" ���?
aX continued to grow worse, and
It was not long before bei had to g����
up work altogether. J~}J?__\
the pains shifted to his right teg ana
hip, where they BnaUj;,.*��ft1*&0,,��8
so completely helplessi did to Woonw
that he was unable to do* more nu
walk across the room, and then ow
with the aid of crutch**.   Of course
he consulted the doctors, but none^
them seemed able to do him any 8����a*
People, ln speaking <*.&'~_5��&
spoke pityingly. &���L^ from the
thought that he had P"���.1���1"^
world of activity, and that be wae
.loomed to live and die, ���i crlppte. We
are free to confess that this was our
own view of   the ""atter, and   our
surprise, therefore, can    be    readily
Imagined when eome few weeks ago
wftew this selfsame John AUen drlv
tag through tbe town on the top m a
large load of grain.   Great Jkeiemtet,
J��� nr   Williams' Pink Pills, aud    to
fiuS^ta? -*"lieu thenigavtng
hla case was a hopeless one. Hei tost
As might be   Mpeetod Wr.  Al an ��
hoping that It might catch tl e eye
ol someone  who   was  similarly at
"dp! Williams' Pink PUls nCt directly
Pint Pills will not cure, and In nun-
I88UE NO  26 1896.
NdTn replying to any ot these a*
vertuemente, please mention thk
|s>|||aeBS|||sk|s, Host Tnrssos   made by
Kill' I IIKr iKKJuseu St.W. Toronto
9 Boose resi.
Kelly's Business College,   Prescott.
Ont       Shorthand and book-keeping
taught by mall. Write for partleu-
a-i.Ljrow^JB*SL -r&JKr-KS
RECIPE --For Making a Delicious Heal lb
Drink at Small Cost.
Adam*'Root Beer Extract.. .One Battle
FldKhmaitn's Ycoat, Haifa Cake
Sugar    Two Founds
Lukewarm Wau-r,.  Two Gallon*.
Dtnolvetbe sugar arid yeast tn tliewater.adjthe
extract, and bottle; put in a warm place for twenty*
four hours until it ferments, then place oa ice when
it will open sparkling and delicious.
The root beer can oe obtained in all drug and gro>
cery stores in so and a$ cent bottles to make two aad
five gallons.
People are directed to thc wonderful virtues of
JO-HE for affording great relief and possible
cure. This oil, found oozing from magnetic
rocks In Texas, is by nature highly charged
with magnetism and electricity and La very
penetrating, soothing and healing, JO-HE Is
Lho king of all remedies and will speedily bring
about recovery in many oases���benefit is experienced from first treatment. OU 75c per
can, mailed to any address, Testimonial book
Benton request,
77 Viotoria street, Toronto,
Agent's for Canada.
Please mention this paper.
?or Coemption.      They will rccom-
mend It.	
The Baby Microphone.
A recent Invention consist'' ol ��"
appaSs by means ol'which .. mt-
cronhone suspended over a J-���!!?
c���b automatically rings "J*"**
beli situated at any convenient point
nn tho least noise made by ma ennu.
Thef microphone, as ls well known, is
a ve?y seSsitlve form of telephone
transmitter, capable of detecting the
mEr��o5nds.-8t. Louis Globe Dem-
ocrat. ^	
Stinging Corns,
vn-ri if. n stinging conscience, makes
Moa misery. Thi sttnglug pain of
a corn mS* ie speedily and painlessly
reZvetfUike Sse of P�����Polu-
i-.nn Corn Extractor. awenty iour
hours "ter Putnam's Is applied the
corn may he   removed.
the uounuu iu��j "*"_?,-���i
The rule, however, will not
forced until the en! ot 1898.
be en*
.........   ���.Ic  fills    auu  *.i*,*k*j   _���
olse. The genuine are always enclosed
In boxes The wrapper around which
boars the full trade mark " Dr. Williams' I'ink I'ills tor Pals People."
May be had from all dealers or sent
post paid on receipt of 50 cents a
box or six boxes for $2.50 by addressing tbe Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.
" Much Ood and No Flour." *
"UghI Much God and no Itour!" Is
an old chiefs characterization ol a
sanctimonious Indian agent , who
stole the goods ha was supposed to
Issue to the tribe. It would be hard
to -give a terser definition of sel/t-do-
ception or ol hypocrisy.���YouthVCom-
panion.           >
In Penetrating Power. \
No remedy In the world equals Kervt-
llne���nerve pain cure. Neuralgia and
rheumatism are relieved almost instantly, and the minor aches/ and
pains ure cured by a single amplication. Nerviline���nerve pain eijire���is
^^^^^ sure to cure. (
Consumption, La Grippe, Pneumonia Two of the crew ot the Queenl Anne
and all throat and lung diseases are have been picked. up and landjed at
cured by Shlloh's Cure. i   ' Halifax, I
i In- no equal for restoring a healthy growth ot
beautiful hair on bald bends. Cures dandruff,
prevents tlie hair falling out, makes it soft and
silky, koeps the lialr from turning grey, soothes
the uead and scalp and prevent -* early oaldness.
^ For sale by all wholesale and retail druggists.
I Mall orders promptly attended to. free of
express charge, on receipt of 60c and ft pet
bottle or six large bottles for $5.
Special inducements to the trade.   Testl
monlals free on application.*
896 Queen atreet weat, Toronto,
BOle maauf aoturer.
$150 For an Old Canadian Stamp.
Every Canadian stamp used between 1851 ane
1895 Is valuable and worth from 10c to $130 each.
I buy any quantity, on the original covers pre
ferred. Also all other kinds of stamps, particu
larly those collected 25_year$ ago. Send for
price list to C. A. NEEDHAM, 6H Main street
east, Hamilton, Ont
'|Vlt-/��W��TH�� MICBH CUBES /oy
Tour Luck is Foretold by the Gon-
Seasons   That   Astrology   Favors   as
Charms Again: *. Disease and Disaster The Kind of Thing That Does
With Some People Tet.
Kvery person, says the New   York
World, may become a successful fortune teller.    Take the month of the
year on a basis and by the. aid ol astrology  the mysteries of the future
may be revealed.
Here are the characteristics of persons born under the dillerent signs of
tbe zodiac;
May 21 to June 21 inclusive.
These people belong to the raitiii
of education, art and "mechanics.
They are always restless, anxious and
never satisfied. Many successful
-speakers and lecturhrs come from
thia sign. They are apt to lack;
continuity. They are liable to be
Inconstant and are In danger of extremes ln everything they do unless this Is modified by planetary conditions. Liable * to nervous disturbances, and ought always to associate
with persons who are quiet, easy
and restful. Jay Gould, born May
27, waa,a fine.example of tbe mental
ability and restless aspirations ol
this sign.
June 22 to July 22, Inclusive.
These persons embody the principles
of the home and family. They are
very. kind, loving and sympathetic.
Their love nature Is their weakness
They make loving husbands and
wives, fathers and mothers. As such
their whole life Is apt to be devoted
to their children. Persons born at
this time are exceedingly sensitive to
the physical and mental conditions of
others. Their minds are very, mechanical. They usually belong to
the manufacturing and ' trading
spheres ot Ule. In some Instances
they Incline to literature. They
are very persistent, but It Is difficult
for them to work under others. They
want* to be at the. bead In their own
department ol service. Henry Ward
Beecher won a striking type of the
power, earnestnesa and pathos of this
sign. .      ,.    ,
'    .LEO.
Jul; -SS to Aug. 21, Inclusive.
Leo represents (be heart, the
love arid the emotions. These persons possess a great variety of Inclinations, and are also greatly affected by the mental and physical
conditions ol people to whom they
stand related. They can readily
adapt themselves to almoet any
condition of life.' They are naturally
active and aspiring, energetic and
subject to great extremes. Their
love nature Is their weakness. Easily
misled by those professing friendship. ' Cannot be easily kept down.
In selecting a husband or wife great
care should be had.
. Aug. 22 to Sept. 22, Inclusive.
Virgo people are usually cool, calm
and confident and usually excel ln
everything they undertake. They
are natural students of tbe laws ot
health and have great aptitude ln the
acquisition. of au education.. Wherever a keen and discriminating eye
ls needed tbey exoel. Are great lovers of musts and harmonious combination. Have extremely* strong love
nature, but because of their dominant
will are disposed to control. They
are' natural chemists.. Tliey possess
physical prowess. Senator Hill wub
born August 29th. The pugilist, Corbett, wns also -born during this period.
LIBRA. ���'���
Sept. 22 tq Oct. 22, inclusive.
Leading characteristics of Libra persons are centred In their foresight.
They are very positive ln everything
they do, reasoning from the standpoint of Intention. It ls advisable
that they oarry out their first decisions In all matters tbey undertake.
They are well adapted for the dramatic profession, if not diffident.
When angry they proceed to great
lengths. Being students rather than
originators, they frequently devote
their lives to study and research for
knowledge, examining every, new
thing tbat comes up.
, Oct. 23 to Nov. 21, inclusive.
These persons huve strong appetites and strong passions, and when
angry nre very high tempered. They
have beBtdes a great deal of Jealousy
In their natures. They are specially
disinclined to nMrk with their hands.
Tbey set too much value on external
appearances. In everything they ure
inclined to think of sell first. Generally their friendship ls not to be relied on. As a rule this nature is cold,
unfeeling and exacting. As husbands
and wires they expect to rule.
Nov. 22 to Deo 21, Inclusive.
Sagittarius people are fearfess and
determined. They are apt to be too
quick to decide, act and speak. Thoy
are often mistaken through the activity of their minds and are apt to get
the name of fabricating when suoh ls
not their Intention. Tbey are apt
to express the first thing that comes
into their minds no matter what the
consequences are. They are physically the strongest persons ot the
whole twelve signs. Tbey have a
vein of humor. Gen. Custer and Mark
Twain were born during this period.
Deo. 22 to Jtyi 10, Inclusive.
The main function ot Capricorn people Is with the head. They are think-
-ers aa4* philosophers lq business
' schemes and are natural heads or the'
business of life. They ara proud, Independent and high minded, -They
have n fine deep Interior nature and
have muoh of the prophetlo ln them.
They frequently hare a broad elabor
ate brain, and being natural organisers ,,they adhere closely to the support of society as it is. They are
not reformers. Thomas C. Piatt was
born under the dominion ot Capricorn.
Jan. 10 to Feb. 18, Inclusive.'
These persons belong mainly tothe
mercantile Interests ot life, and are
remarkably good Judges of character.
Their minds are very active ln the
direction of publio good, and they
are frequently found ex politicians.
Tbey are faithful to their duties ln
whatever sphere of service they are
placed, being earnest and proficient
therein. This sign gives a fine, devoted love nature. Some of the most
faithful and devoted wives are born
In this period.
Feb. 10 to March 20, Inclusive.
These persons are usually upright,
honorable, and Just In tbeir dealings.
They are very anxious about money
matters and provision for the luture.
We often find men of this sign who
are walking encyclopedias ol knowledge. As a rule they succeed tn
life because of a feeling that they
have obstacles to overcome. Hence
their persistency and fidelity to the
trust confided to tbem. A wrong
[���start ln life Is more serious to them
thhn to most others, for when once
embarked they are apt to stick for
life. Therefore, ln entering a calling consideration should be had as to
the chances of their promotion. President Cleveland, born March 18, ls a
splendid example of the persistency
and conscientiousness of the Pisces
���    March 21 to April 19, Inclusive.
All those born between these dates
belong to that portion of the grand
body of humanity���the head. They
are natural reasoners and thinkers;
their brain is especially active. They
are distinguished for reasoning, philosophy and educational pursuits.
April 20 to May 20, inclusive,
i Those born between these dates
are very unyielding and are natural
conquerors. While tliey love literary pursuits and are often studious
they are Imitators rather than originators of thought. They ara governed by their sensations and their
decisions are controlled by their
feeling, appetites and passions. They
have fine Intuitions In all that pertains to business. Are sensitive to
psychic Influences. While young are
apt to be misled by their associates.
Being zealous and sanguine In every
cause they become Interested In they
are liable to extremes.
Want and Woe Clash With Wealth and
"Yesterday," say the papers, "at
S o'clock, a young man threw himself in the East River from the pier
at the foot of Thirty-fourth street,"
'and where will you find a work of
genius floating above the seas of literature that can compare with such
a paragraph ? Dramas and romances
pale before this concise and common metropolitan phrase. Such a
creature may have wandered about
all day until that hour, hoping vainly against hope, only to fully realise
at last that there was nothing, nothing more, except to go. Carriages
may have jingled past Impressively,
and richly garbed creatures alighted here and there, bent upon expenditures as large and reckless as
they are shallow and vain. He may
have glanced through gorgeous shop
windows, upon wealth of endless
value; may bave studied the gems
ln the Jeweler's window, the laces In
the,cloth fancier's, the luxury of
books here, the wealth ol bric-a-brac
tbere, all barred by polished gloss,
and at last sadly realized that all
was as distant as paradise, aB Impossible to him as wings. He may
have fixed upon the fortunate fair
stranger a gaze as wistful and
eager as man can give, only to receive ln exchange an indifferent
glance, such as tights by accident upon a passer-by. For him. then, as
for all such, wonld come the leave-
taking of love, and Interest and life,
and-, while he went slowly to his self-
iicknowledged doom, realizing that
while his strenuous, questioning, despairing glances had been neither understood nor felt by the hundreds
who had swept pnetl gayly content���
he was actually perishing for want of
But pshaw 1 What ls It to tlie rich ?
What Is It to anyone���these last despairing glances of tlie unfortunate
poor ? One mora piece of adulation
given, tlidnk they; one more sigh of
envy caused by the sight of their
glory; one more thought create! of
how splendid tliey nre, nnd then
that night, while the sulcldo sleeps
with Ills head upon the weeds beneath
the stream, thoy sink to tholr splendid couch sighing "How woll 1 looked
this day; how splendid, Indeed, am I."
���The Prophet, In Juno Ev'ry Month,
Her Literary Taste,
A writer lets out a socrut regarding the wny ln which young women
read novels. It was In the car, and
two girls were talking of what they
read, "Oh, I choose a novel easily
enough," one sold. "I go to the circulating library and look at the last
chapters. If I find the rain softly
and sadly dropping over one or two
lonely graven, I don't have It i but
If the morning sun Is glimmering over
bridal robes of white eating I know
It's all right; and take It, and
start to bay sweets to eat while
I read It/"	
Lighting the Baltic Oanal.
The Baltic Canal, 97 miles long, haa
been successfully lighted by electric ara
lamps. The line ls divided Into four
sections, (ed by two stations. Each
section supplies 250 lamps ot 25
candle power, taking * 25 volts at ths
terminals of each . lamp, or a total
pressure of 7,500 volts for the whole
circuit. ".        ..*..' .
Princess Christian'Is supplying the
place beside tbe Queen so long occupied by Princess Beatrice, who has
gone to tbe continent.
Women Often Poorly Fed and This
Their Own Fault.
A woman who scrubs, washes or
sweeps would not be expected to dd
her work without a plentiful allowance ot food, and yet the young breadwinner who stands all day long behind
a counter or sits at the typewriting
machine Is supposed to have easy
work and Is frequently supplied with
a most meagre diet. Now. as a matter of fact, the occupation of a clerk
or secretary Is much more exhaustive
than that of one employed in actual
physical labor; tbe brain being constantly at work requires constant
nourishment, which must be supplied
from tbe stomach.
What has all this to do with
beauty ? Much���indeed everything,
without sufficient nourishing food
blood, body and brains are affected,
and nowhere does the deficiency manifest itself more quickly than in the
complexion; the blood being thin the
woman loses her freshness, and ls
old before her time; tlie tissues
become flabby, blue lines uppear under the eyes, and chaos U come
The result of a proper regimen of
diet ls far-reaching; a healthy woman is a happy woman; a happy woman retains her youth, and so her
beauty; for, after all, beauty comes
from within rather than from with'
out���Its secret Is a contented mind;
Its prime promoter a well-fed body���
the outward evidence of the two being a bright eye, a springy step and
a clear skin, secure in the possession
of which no woman need tear to be
called plain.
All the bathing ln the world will
not give a clear, healthy skin unless
It be supplemented by wholesome
food; no woman can expect to have
a good completion who indulges ln
one of two extremes���over-rich and
too abundant diet on the one "hand,
or Insufficient, make-shift food on*
the other. .. .
Let us consider; first, the sin ol
over-indulgence, whose outward sign
Is a coarse, greasy, unlovely skin and
a tendency to   too much flesh.
Pastries, sweets, rich salads and a
too liberal allowance of meat are
fatal to beauty; meat is strengthening, it is true, but to partake of it
twice a day Is quite sufficient for the
average woman, whose habits are
somewhat sedentary, or whose domestic routine permits but a limited
amount of out-door exercise. Then,
too, meats, to give the proper nourishment, should be properly cooked,
and certain kinds only Bhould be
eaten; rare roast beef and mutton,
Juicy chops and steaks, whlcb sliould
be broiled, and seasonable poultry
and game are all nutritious and
strengthening. Veal is Indigestible
nnd should be eaten but seldom, and
tben only wben cooked till thoroughly
done; underdone veal Is poisonous to
the stomach. Pork and sausages are
exceedingly coarsening in their
effects upon the skin, and the woman
wbo values her complexion will do
well to abstain altogether from
their use, as well as from their usual
accompaniment���hot cakes���which are
most detrimental to a fine skin.
Vegetables and fruit, on the other
hand, should be partaken ol freely.;
potatoes less so than other vegetables,
as they contain but a small proportion ot nutriment and are somewhat
fattening. ' Tomatoes, carrots, parsnips and all green vegetables, such
as asparagus, splnnach, watercress
and lettuce, are wholesome and are,
many of them, special aids to the attainment of a good skin and clear
They Make Quite a String and Some of
Them are Jawbreakers.
"Nicholas II.. by tlie Grace of God
Emperor and autocrat of all the
Russlas, Czar of Moscow, of Kief,
Vladimir, Novgorod, Kazan, Czar of
Astrakhan, Czar of Poland, Czar of
Siberia, Czar of Khersonis ol the
Taurus, Czar of Georgia, Lord ot
Pskov, Grand Duke of Smolensk, ot
Lithuania, of Volhynia, ol Podolsk,
and of Finland; Prince of Esthonla,
of Livonia, of Kourlund, of Semigalia,
of Samoglt, ot Blelostok, of Korelia,
of Tver, of .Yugot, ol Perm, of the
Bulgarians and others; the monarch
and Grand Duke of Novgorod, tlie
Lowlands, Tchernlgov, Rlazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Yarosluv, Blelosersk,
Oodorsk, Obdorsk, Kondysk, Vytebsk,
Matlsavsk, and commander of all
tlie northern lands, und the ruler of
the lands of Iversk, Kartallnsk, tlie
Kubardlans, and the Armenian provinces; hereditary sovereign nnd
possessor of the mountaineer principalities and that of the Tcherkesscs;
the monarch of Turkestan, heir to
the throne of' Norway, Duke of
Sclileswlg-IIolsteln, of Stornmarn, of
Dltmarsen, of Oldenburg, etc,"
The "etc." In tlio caso seems to
stand for anything on the laco of thc
globe that a Czar of Russia may subsequently claim as his lawful possession. In case such a claim lie disputed* on the strength of tho fact
that the czars have never yet styled
thomselvos the possessors or heirs to
the land In question In this officlnl
title, Russian diplomatists could always point to the convenient "etc."
In the official title of tho Czar, claiming that the mention of that posses*
sorshlp had been for convenience's
sake merged ln tliat extensible
" etc."
As it Ib, formidable even now are
the numbers represented by the subjects of the Czar. According to the
last official returns, as published in
1896, there are no less than 129,-
177,000 men, women and children
living within the confines of the Russian Empire. Subdivided as to their
nationality, the subjects of the Czar
are grouped as follows: There are
among them 82,000,000 Russian
Slavs, 8,000,000 Poles, 5,000.000
Finns, 4,500,000 Lithuanians, 4.000,-
000 Hebrews, 4,000,000 Germans,
9,000,000 Tartars, 2,000.000 Caucasian mountaineers and 7,000,000 people-ot various other races and tribes.
Wush't I wuz a boy,
So'z I could jump un*' run.
An   yell real   loud, an'   whistle���an'
An" hev the mostcst fun,
Like boys duz���
. Wush't I wuz a boyi
Wush't I wuz a boy 1 . ���
'N when tliey cnlled me names,
Tom-boy.    " tag-tail,'* an' " whlstl'n'
'N 1   could flte the sanies
Billy dm���
Wush't I wuz a boyi
Wush't I wuz a boy���
'N me nn' John could play
At " skin the cat" an' " leap frog,'
My dress is In the wuy���
Boys pants ain't.
Wush't I  wuz a boy:
Wush't I wuz a boy;
All gurl s good fur, yist
To dust an   sweep ud* scold, au so
The buttons what yo*   niis't
So'ln last week ;
Wush't I  wuz a boy!
Wush't I wuz a boy,
Wush't God'd niade gurls boys,
A'   made hoys gurfs, t'ud    bin
same's I'd bin Johu, an John
Bin " Lizzy Ann I" hy name���
Wush't He hnd!
Wush't I  wuz a boy I
The Birmingham Post asserts -that
Lord Rosebery's present tow abroad
Is a prelude to his realigning the lead*
SS*P,p,S[ tBe LH>eral /party, owing to
Ill-health. '
."audel had produced uu opera before he was 15.
Pitt was Chancellor ol the Exchequer before he was 25.
Schiller was widely known as a poet
before the age of 20.
Goethe had produced u considerable number of poems and several
dramas before ho    was 20.
Riajihuel showed his aitlstlo abilities at the early age of 12,* when lie
was widely known us an artist in oil.
Michael Angelo at the uge oi 16 entered nu artistic competition with
the best-known artists of his time.
A very rich ma-fl, who died with a
title, once snid to me, "Because I
have been successful in life; many
young men come to me and ask me
to give them a start. But they all
want to begin more or less Where
and how I end, not where and how
I begun. My own history was this:
I was the son of poor parents; the
only education I ever got was at a
free school, which I left at the age
of fourteen. I was then put Into an
office; I did my very best there, but,
as I was determined to get on, I
looked out for the most eminent man
in my profession; went to him, and
asked him to let me work for him
gratuitously when my business bours
were over, simply that I might
thoroughly understand the conditions of the business to which I had
been apprenticed* He allowed me to
come and work ln the evening ln bis
office with no salary. I worked
hard. By the end of the year 1
had learned what I wished, but I
hod also made myself Indispensable;
and the great man pressed me to enter his service with a good and Increasing salary. That was the foundation of my present fortune.", "Yes,"
he said; "there Is a cheque for one
hundred pounds for your church.
Don't thank me I I really shall not
miss It ln the slightest degree at
the end of the year. It makes no
difference to me." His remarks were
only on Illustration of the proverb
that the crowd Is all at the bottom.
"There's plenty ol room nt the top."
���Dean Farrar. '. '
Onc  song lost  to the summer day,
Ah me! ah me!
Onc pair of flashing wings the. less
Iu the apple tree.
Four  moaning babies  mothejlcss
In the home nest,
A dying bird upon the ground
With  wounded breast.
Who can ln such a peaceful place
The wrong have done?
A  little thoughtless-hearted  boy.
And Just for fun.
The other day a little girl was seen
by ono of the clerks standing outside
tho Bank of England.
When he alsltetl her what she wanted, she asked to be shown round the
The clerk wus surprised at this, so
he went to the manager and told him.
Tho mannger came and shpwed her
round thu hank.
After sho had examined all the locks,
cuplwurds, safes, etc., the manager introduced her to ull the gentlemen In
tho hank.
When sho wns going out she said to
thu manager:.
" I thank you very much for letting
mo see round your hank, becauso my
papa put sixpence In his account for
me, and I wanted to see If It was
safe."���Spure Moments.
When Katie saw Ben's raro collection of Insects, she wanted to have
some of her own, says an exchange.
"There's lots ot 'butterflies In our
garden," she said. " Great yellow ones,
with spotted wings; golden-brown
ones, with scarlet stripes, and pretty
white ones, which shine like silver."
The next day Katie ran Into mamma's room, her little fingers tightly
closed over the brown head of a splendid specimen. Her bine eyes were full
of horror.
"Oh-h-hl I can never do It, mamma, I never can. See It squirm and
kick. It don't want to die, dear little
thing. God gave It Its. life, same's He
gave me mine. I don't want any frame
of Insects���never I" she cried, sobbing In
mamma's arms.
That was the first and last butterfly that our Katie caught, and IBB',
thinks that only cruel (oiks can kill
What do you think about It ?
- Sleep sweetly In this quiet room,
0, thon. whoe'er thou art,
And let no mournful yesterdays
Disturb thy peaceful heart.
Nor let to-morrow scares thy rest,
With dreams of coming 111.
Thy Maker Is thy changeless friend.
His love surrounds thee still.
Forget thyself and all the world,
Put ont each glaring light;
The stars are watching overhead,
Sleep sweetly then.
Teacher���What does the reign '
King Chariot! teach us? Tommle���
Not to lose our heads in moments of
excitement, sir.
Her Admirer���Well, Reggie! How's
your sister's cold, eh? Her Little
Brother���Oh, that's all right, but she's
got a Jolly big corn.
Uncle Bob���I hope. Tommy, you are
a favorite with your teacher. Tommy���I think I must be. She can't
seem to get enough of me, or she
wouldn't keep me In so much.
" Do you liavo many iriemls In
school, Tommy ?" " No'm." " Why,
that Is very odd, Isn't It ?" "No'm,
You see, the boys I lick hntes me and
tbe boys that lick me I hate I"
Here ls another Sunday-school text,
says the t'ongregatlonallst, a revised version, as recited by a little,
girl In the Immediate vicinity ol Boston : " Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her pants are pieced,"
Professor (describing ancient Greek
theatre)���And It had no roof. Junior
(sure be has caught Professor In &
mistake)���What did they do, sir,
when It rained ? Professor (taking olf
his glasses and pausing a moment)*
���They got wet, sir.
Kind neighbor (accompanied by a
large mastiff, to a little girl very
much afraid of him)���He's a good dog;
he never hurts any one. Don't you
see how he's wagging bis tail? Little Girl (still shrinking back)���Yes. I
see; but. that Isn't the end I'm afraid
Have Always Been' Fond of the Pleasures of the Table.
The old English had three meaLs a
day, of which the chief meal was
taken when the work ot the day was
finished. Tlie first meal was at nine,
dinner was about three and supper
was taken Just before bedtime. The
Normans dined at the old English
breakfast time or a little'later, and
supper at 7 p.m. In Tudor times the
higher classes dined at eleven and
supped at five, but the merchants seldom took their meals before twelve
and six.
The chief meals, dinner and supper,
were taken ln the hall both by the old
English and the Normans, for the parlor did not come Into use until tbe
reign of Elizabeth. Breakfast did not
become a regular meal until quite lately, and Dr. Murray, In tbe Oxford Dictionary, gave 1466 as the date of tbe
earliest quotation ln which the word
occurred. The meal did not become
recognized until late ln the seventeenth century, for Pepys habitually
took his draught of half a pint of
Rhenish wine or a dram of strong
waters in place of a morning meal.
Dinner was always the great meal of
the day, and from the accession of
Henry IV. to the accession of Queen
Elizabeth the dinners were as sumptuous and extravagant as any of those
now served.
Carving was then a fine art. Each
guest brought his own knife and spoon,
for the small fork was not introduced
into England until Thomas Coryate. of
Odcombe, published his " Crudities" In
1611, Pepys took his spoon and fork
with him to the Lord Mayor's feast
in 1863. The absence of forks led to
much stress being laid upon the act
of washing the hands both before and
after the meals, and to the rule that
the left hand alone should be dipped
Into the common dish, the right band
being occupied .with the knife.
The perfect dinner at the best time
of English cookery consisted of three
courses, each complete ln Itself, and
terminated by a subtlety .or device,
the whole being rounilcii off with
ypocras, after which the guests retired Into another room, where pn*try,
sweetmeats and fruit were served
with the choicest wines. Tho English
were essentially meat eaters, and It
was not until the time of the commonwealth that pudding attained its extraordinary popularity; Indeed, tbe
first mention of pudding In the menus
of the " buckfeast" at St. Bartholomew's Hospital did not occur until
1710, nnd In 1712 Is an Item of 5 shillings for Ice���London Times.
On Trying to Get rut.
Columns at conciliating advice have
been written from timo to time for
the benefit of women who wish to get
thin, nnd ns It Is not enough for the
woman who desires to put on a little
extra flosh to draw lier conclusions
from the revcrso side of tho fleshy
woman's Instructions, she Is coming In
for (i goodly share of counsel, too,
which is all excellent In a way, but
tho regime of exorcise und diet which
Is advised for perfect development
from the standard of too much or too
little flesh Is usually an absorbing process whicli leaves very little time for
other things, and the average woman
soon wearies of It If she has the
courage to attempt It at all. The
simple recipe: " Eat vegetables and
plenty of butter ; drink milk, sweet
wine and stout. Take cod liver oil, go
to bed early, sleep some during each
day and laugh as much as possible,"
will often help the. thin woman Immensely. Creanf may be substituted
for the cod liver oil if preferred.
Birmingham's Jewelry Trade.
It is computed that from 14,000 to
16,000 persons are actively engaged In
the Jewelry trade of Birmingham, and
tbe amount of capital embarked in It
Is larger tban that of any other Birmingham Industry.. . TJie annual consumption of gold Is valdW at $8,750,.
000, and of silver at* $1,750,000. Sovereigns are still extensively nsed for
" melting up," Instead of grain gold.
'* Brtafrafty *Jt'naktekrieS is-tlie-Democratic candidate for the United
States Presidency.
tei nmi MS
Issue*) & ery Tuastay
At Union, B. C,
A Whitney, Publisher
nr \i)VANOB.
���>nj y.��i   �������
Six Montks    l'��
���tuft, r.py   OM
One lech par yam        ,. .$1100
.    .    month           150
ulahihcol   parjear .        2500
fourth     5000
link, .. Hn.           0010
Local notl.es.psr Uno         W
Notices   of Births,   Marriages   and
Deaths, Jo cents each insertion.
No Advertisment inserted for less than
jo cants.
�����nasi��� -ni 11        11 ii   im   niaiiiiii
Tuesday, July 14,
wish to pass through the dry season with
reasonable safety, we must get "a move
an." The recent fire has shown us our
helplessness. If there had been any
wind the town would have been a molder
ing heap of ashes. Is this net enough
to incite the necessary interest? We trust
our citizens will liberaly encourage the
Fire Company.
After all the most important thing is the
proper care of fires. This involves ex
aminatinn of flues, the removal of in*
(tamable material, the keeping of matches in metalic cases, and the abandon
oi the pernicious practice of throwing
down burning cigar stubs, hot ashes from
pipes, and lighted matches.
Dc careful as we may, fires are likely
10 occur, and we must be prepared to
suppress them. Arrangements should
be ma'le with lhe churches for the use of
thc fire alarms, aud then tn the extent
we are able, we must have thc proper
appliances to fight the dreaded element.
President Kruger is a great financier.
Keep your money at home is a good
The prophets of evil should be suppressed.
A day in the country is a great re*
Vancouver Island is never troubled
wiih high water.
Don't put faith in stories that come
from a long distance.
A tariff commission is the only sensible way of amending the tariff.
No more attention should be paid to
the grumblers than to the "sniffs of the
und hill possum."
Comox Bay looks charming. There is
no liner place in which to summer in, In
British Columbia.
Parliament is called to meet on the
16th, inst.; but then it will probably be
delayed Isr two or three weeks.
New Zealand can boast of a communi
ty where moderate wealth is scattered
throughout the country equally.
The Texada mines are looming up in
importance. So are the Alberni mines.
Wa ira likely to have a mining excite
ment near home equal to any in
Mattie Overman complains that the
notorious Tacoma*Frisco Congregation-
alist ex-minister Brown, for whom she
swore black was white, has turned his
back on her. Ah, well; the public has
turned in back to him. They are both
deservedly punished.
War on the thistle should be inaugurated at ones. Many of our (aims are be
ing overrun with them. Let tbe law be
enforced. Thc government agent cannot do a wiser thing than to call attention to this matter and the provisions
ud penalties of the statute.
The Covernment of His Majesty tha
King of Sweden and Norway will send a
balloon to the North Pole this summer.
It will pass over Canada. It is par*
ticularly desired that if the balloonists
ahould alight in this district that they be
treated with the greatest hospitality, and
that if they should not alight but be seen,
or drop any message, thut the facts be
communicated at once to this office.
W. W. 0. Mclnnes is out in a card
delaying that he proposes to remove
from thc District. These silly rumors
should nol be noticed. Mr. Mclnnes is
our member; give him tait* play. The
Liberal pany will not be long in power.
In the mean time we demand that "My
Son" shall be fairly treated. Nothing
less than a Cabinet position should be
given hint. Then we may expect a
double track railway, daily steamboat service north and south, twice a day mail,
tnd carrier pigeon and balloon lines established injall directions.
fire Protection.
Tbe next two months will be dry, and
the danger from fire imminent. The
movement already started is bearing
fruit. From the government $200.00 has
been secured, and from business men a
large amount has been subscribed.
From the Colliery Company something
like 400 feet of hose has been obtained,
and it is proposed to put water main along
Dunsmuir avenue from first to third
street. From Grant and Mounce saw
mill the water will be forced by steam
and ean be thrown in a good stream over
any building on the street. The practice
Wednesday with the attachment, showed
good work. This is a practical step in
tke right direction. But much more is
needed. Hooks, ropes, ladders, buckets,
ants, etc, also tanks and a hand engine.
This "ill require more money, but if we
To My First Born.
Hello! then merry little elf,
Who smiles this funny world to bos,
Thou image of my better self,
Who wonders what it is to lw.
What fancies flit aoross thy mind
Thtt ripple through thy tender faee?
What thought surprises thee to find
Thyself ��� thing of time and plaoe?
So 1st. thy spark of life wss givon
To shine in this unoonoious birth,
From the Eternal spirit riven.
To know a life npon this earth?
Thon hesvonly straovw, brightly shines
A pure celestial influence;
And well thy sinless soul defines
A soul's supremest innocence.
Ah! littio nnw thy spirit, knows
OI life's   great steep,   that   mortals
Euonmbered hy & tlion* .��<! snows
That ih.pl, hide th. :ours. of time.
On h.w a trifle may begin
A wandering in eternal night,
Aod how the blighting touoh nf sin
Bwlouds tha soul's Immortal light;
Or what behind this being Iim,
In clinws beyond all human km,
When deathhea Ions' paternal tis.
Bind this creation's Ood to men,
And I thy father I   Can this b��?
- No, but an .vena, of law.:*-*
Th. nnn who gave this 111. to the.
Is wide creation's only cause,
I'm bat a ohild, older grown,
With little nf experience,
Sava 'ha' -1    ,i>ok of time has shown
The vastoe-s of my Ignorance.
Awl .Iiu hut mak'** .motion still
A t-roaita ring, of life to sea;
Aud know aright th. kindly will
Of nature's sovereign Deity,
Thy silent tnoene no answer makes,
Nor knows th. langmg. of tho sir.,
But slowly now toy spirit w alius
'Nt-ath kiud uff'jo' ion's gentle firo.
So 1 In childish silence traoe
Th. hidden thinf I hear th.  vhile,
Then gate into my Father's faca
And know no answer but a sinila.
���C. Kvaus
Coot and Shoe Shop
All kinds made to order
Repairing done.
H Kei.ls
Next Killpatrick's Stable.
"An Act to Prevent  Certain  Animala from Running at Largs���1896"
Stock owners are hereby notified to
keep all Swine, Stallions of one year old
and upwards, and Bulls over nine months
uid, under proper enclosure, as all am*
of these descriptions, found running at
large will be dealt with under the provis*
inns of Ihe Act referred to.
Comox, B. C.     W. B. Anderson,
June 7th, 1896.        Gov't Agent.
Two dwelling houses on Penrith avenue, Cumberland, belonging to Mr. G, T.
Parks, will Iw told al 2 p. 111., July 18th,
1896 at public auction to lhe highest bidder. Terms $2co cash down on one and
$150 cash down on the other. The balance may be paid in monthly payments
of $9 each These dwellings must be
sold. Also nt same time will be sold
household effects consisting of Two Bedroom Sets, Chairs, Tables, Stoves, Carpets, and many other things, all for cash.
Sale on the premises.
G. T. Parks.
I have moved into my new shop on
Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared
to manufacture and repair all kinds of
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
Give me a call.
FOR SALE-Pore Whita Plymouth Beak
EigtatT. D. MoUan's.
Subscribe for The News $1.00 per
Jnt 11, It
Jas. McMillan & Co.
raomiroaa er mt
Sheepskin   \��;';-
Fine northern Furs
.Mizaa earn axMaraaa
gjppaKi C. 8. Hides,
Dry Hides,
Wool, Purs.
���hlpmenta ���ollolt.d and
f-ompt Saturn. Made.
Writ* for latestt Pries.
First Missal list,
fo|li'i last,
Hir-L-HNCi* av khmimion:
Imttsts' laltsss! hat, ��� " ���
liaiMssslls. llu.
���sslssa Missal lut,
SMrlt) IssksttisslMss,  .  imt Ms, 1st*.
HI.NNl-ll'01,18,       ....       MINNESOTA.
helen*, mont. i chicam, ill ivtctoria, b.c.|winnipeg.man.|edmontom,lt.w.t
Cooke &Boum.nSt[
I OS Wharf St. |   234 King at.
Jasper At..
Riverside Hotel*^
Courtenay, B, 0.
Grant A Munlghan, Pr.pt.
Best of Liquors
iFnest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc.
Bread delivered by Cart through Courtenay and District every
Wedding Cakes made and Parties catered for.
Drs- Lawrence A Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
tJiTlOlT B.C.
Wa hava appointed Mr. Jamas Abrams out collector until lurtner notice, to whom all overdua account*
may ba paid.
7 aex. 1896.
Society    Cards
I.   O.   O*   F.
Union Lodge, No. it, meets eery
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited t* attend.
A. Lindsay, R. S.
Cumberland Lodge,
A.  F& A. 4,3.   C. R.
Union, B. C.
Lodge meets first  Saturday   in  each
month.   Visiting brethren are cordially
invited to attend.
James McKim, Sec.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R
Courtenay B, C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
betore lhe hill of the moon
Visiiing Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
K. S. McConnell,
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6,  I. O. 0. F.,   Union.
Mi-sts first and third   Wednesdays ol
each month at 8 o'clock p. in.    Visiting
lirathren cordially invited to attend.
J. COMB, Scribe.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
Thc money order department closes at
7 p.m. Thursdays. Letters may be registered up to 7.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Apply for boxes to arrive next month before
they arc all taken.
8. OF T.
Union Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance, meets in Free Mason's Hall,
Union, every Monday evening at 7:30,
Visiting friends cordially invited to
ST. RliOTOE's   PBBmYTSKIAII   Chuhch���
R'tv. J. A Lflgan,pastor. S,rvieesat 11 a.
in ami 7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30.
YPSCB   at ole  ol ...Ding  service.
Methouisti'mukcu��� Services at tho
usual hours morning and evening. Rev. C.
H. M. Sutherland, pastor.
Truhty I'liuncii���Sorvioas In tha evening,   Rev. J. X, Will.mar, rector.
For sale on Dunsmuir ave;
consisting of lots 4 and 5 in
block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block
16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,
and other lots in Cumberland
Townsite. Bargains,
James Abrams.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail ai follows
aud frelKht may offirr
Lsa.e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. tn.
"  Kanalmo for Comox, Wodaeeday. 7 a. n
Leave Comox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7a.ni,
Nanaimo far VIot.ria   Saturday, 7 >.u
For freight or state rooms apply n
board, or at the Company's ticket oSce,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and .Builder
Plane nntl Sptoifleatlons preps red,
a��id buildings creeled on u;e
Shortest Notli.'e.
Mouses bunt. s.'wi tor sale or. sasy
iHi'ina of paymor t
The following Lines are
Watches, clocks and jewellery
Tin, sheetiron, and copper work
Bicycles Repaired
Guns and rifles, repaired
Plumbing in all its branches,
Pumps, sinks and piping,
Electric bells placed,
Speaking tubes placed
Hot air furnaces,
Folding bath and improved
Air-tight stoves, specialties
Office and Works  5*j^siSKi' "**"
Surgeon and Physician
(Graduate ofthe University of Toronto,
,L. C, P.&S., Ont.)
Office and residence. Mary port
Ave., next door to Mr. A Grant's.
Houra for consultation- 8 to lo a m,
2 to 4 andi7 to 10 p m.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   8tore
2nd and Dunsmuir Ate.
NUTS, CAKDISS, woiiom,
To order
P.8!*11" Samples, l'feupi d.llvsrj. P.!
te.t at gaarantMc
Nanaimo Saw lill
8��8b and Door
IP. 0. Drawer 96. Talaphcsa Call, l-D
t&" A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Alsc
Shiaglas, laths, Pick��s, Doors, Windows aad 11114..   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furbished.
Cedar. White Pine.  Redwood.
uiKi TABMii
HTDealai in
Stoves and Ii
m   ��� no . ���* ���  :...
���J>1U..   ������  ��� u  Vs'O'l k.
O*Agent for the
Celebrated Gurney
8ouvenir Stoves and
Manufacturer of tho
New Air-tight heaters
H. J, Theobald,
Houbb aod Sign Fainter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
AU Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
I lam prepared 1-0
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teeming
At reasonable rates.
D. XBvetriek.
Union. B.C.
*WWi!Wtftj  i ~*v THE WEEKLY SlivVS. JULY u, 1896.
Where are yon going this summer?
The McCann logging camp hits s.'tm
There will be a new teacher at Courtenay.
Mrs. lohn Urquhart returned en the
Jeaa Wednesday.
Reserve your orders for Hamberger
aud you will save money.
The Comox farmers have been haying
in earnest during the past week.
Dr. Duncan .if Victoria, formerly of
Coasex, is again visiting the place.
Orders for powder left for me at Dave
Anthony's will receive prompt aitention
F. Curran
Miss Milligan, daughter nf A. Midi-
gan of Comox valley, has been engaged
at teacher of the Puntiedge school.
If you want the newest and best stylet
iu men's felt hats and at half regular
prices by all meant buy at Langman's.
The fellow who dropped his paper be
cause he didn't find his name in it, should
be taken round in a cage for exibition.
The brick for Willard's new block
were laaded without difficulty at Courtenay bridge. Look out for Courtenay as
a maritime port.
fyThere is Nothing
It is under-stood that Mr. J. B. Bennett,
who has resigned as teacher at Punt-
ledge School, will be Mr. Watkin's successor at Union.
Our thanks are due to Mr. George
McCuaig foi a copy of the Johannesburg
Star South Airica, printed on pink paper.
Mr. McCuaig was formerly a merchant ef
Miss Maud Smith has sent in her re*
signation as nurse of the Union and Ce<
mox Hospital to take effect at the end of
"uly.    It is understood she will go to
"ancouver to reside.
If it is fell Fat Together
80 here it is : :
Single Harness at Slo, $11, Sis per set
and up.���Sweat Pads at 50 cents.
Whips at to, 15, 50 and a good  Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone
at $1 and up to St.
I have the largest Stock ol WHIPS in
town and also the
Beat Axle Grease at O BOxsa
 ��� _ !
 KorTwenty-K.lve Oenta	
Trunks at Prices to Suit
the Times.
I        PaOXRLT AMD
Wesley Willard
Parsons using the mules and horses of
the Union Colliery Cs. without permission will he prosecuted according to law.
F.D. Little, Supt.
Notary Public.
Agent tor the Alliance Fire
inaurance Company of Lon
don and tbe Phoenix of
Agent tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Asae*
elation ot Toronto	
Union, B. C
Not One'Man in
One Hundred
80 invest, hi. money that it yield*, ia
twenty years, anything like tha protit
afforded by a pulley of Life lnsarsnos.
HISTORY) Tha pereeotage of individuals
PROVES   \ who succeed in business
*"****��� J ia .mall -^
Na old-line mutual life iaaarsnea company
hss aver failed.
' IS '
 Ten Cents a Day*e��j
Will buy for a man 32 years cf sga a
$1,000 SO-Payment Life Policy, oa.
ol th. best forms ol insures., written
in the
Union Mutual Life
Insurance Company
Of Portland, Maine
A Sound, Sale, Ably Managed, (iKooaroa-
Bailable Substantial Institution I    atxii
which nxvxh stands (     1848
OHHI m'HMCALlTMS ���-*���*-���>���
J. B. IVANS, Provincial Maoagar,
ro, box 81)3 Vsaconvsr, B. C.
For further information call on
V. 3, DALBY,
Witb James Abrams.
5acrb Blocks
F, Curran
One mile and a half from Union: contains 160 acres and will he disposed of at, BltVber   SIlOO
a low liguri:.    1 ji***iiil*e <jf *
his 11
James Abrams.
?���;   >: ftttwuBO
i 'sic.l about three miles out
'      in  the  Courtenay Road
-in   for  business   A   good
���* kept, aad the comfort of the
..i.:/ attended to,    Give us a
Notice to Contractors
SEALED TENDERS will be received by thc undersigned up to aeen of
Wednesday, July ��ad, for the construction at A COURT HOUSE  it Union.
Tenders must be made upon the printed farms sapplied for the purpose.
���lauk forms of tender can be obtained
at, and plans and specificstio'as be seen
at the efice ef James Abrams, Esq.
The lewesl or any tender not necessar*
ly accepted.
W. B. Anoxrion,
Got? Aesav.
:   Bathing
O. H. Fechner,
OtSaa Ream I. McPaee A Meere Bid's sad st
r. e. MAwan it
We the undersigned hereby authorise
John Bruce to collect all accounts due tke
estate of Robert Graham,
H. Hamburger y Trustees.
A few hundred yards from the
Switch where the company's
new buildings are to be built.
Choice s acre lots can be purchased on easy terms.
Several good houses for sale
cheap���costing but a few
dollars more than ordinary
rent to purchase.
Real Estate and
Financial Broker
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.
School and office stationery
at E. Pimbury & Co' drugs
Union Mines
A Full Line of Furniture
Graift & McGregor
Contractors, Builders and Undertakers
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
.       MANUFACTURER OF        	
Saraaparalla, Champagne Older, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of  Lager Beer, Steam Baer aad Porter.
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
I presume we have used orer
��� one hundred bottles of Piso's
_' Oure for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���TV. 0. Milmhbbbow, Clarion, Pa.,
Dee. 29,1894 1 sell Piso's Oure for Consume-
tion, and never have any com*
Slaints.���E. Bhobet, Postmaster,
horsy, Kansas, Dec 21st, 1894.
Phiwters & Papcb HmsEss
JWall  Paper and Paint Store . .
���s| Tinting and Kalsomining a specialty
Williams' Block, Third St.      Union, B. C.
H, A. Simpson
Barrister it Solicitor, No's 8*4
Commercial street.
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Property for sale in all parts of the town.   Some very desirable residence properties cheap on small monthly payments.
Farm lands improved andunimproved in Comox District $10 to $50 per acre.
A splendid farm, 30 acres under cultivation, 5 miles from Union; $10 per acre.
20 acre track within 3 miles���first class land; $10 to $15 per acre.
Rente collected
Loans Negotiated A Stammering Wife.
When deeply ln lore vith Miss Emily
I vowed If the lady   would only be
I wonld always be ready to  please
She blushed her consent, though  tbe
stuttering lass
Said never a word except " You're an
An ass���sn ass���Iduous teaser I"
But when we were married, I   lound
to my ruth
The stammering lady had spoken tbe
Fat olten, In obvious dudgeon,
Shell sny���If I   ventured to give her
a Jog
In tbe   way or reprool���" You're   a
A dog���a dog���mntlc curmudgeon!"
And once,   when I    said, " We   can
hardly nflord
This Immoderate style with our moderate board,"
And hinted we ought to be wiser,
She looked, 1   assure you, exceedingly blue,
And Iretlully cried, "You're a Jew-
A very fu-diclous adviser I"
Again, when It happened that, wishing to shirk
Some rather unpleasant and arduous
I begged her to go to a neighbor,
She wanted to know   why-1    made
such a fuss,
And saucily    said,  " You're a cuss-
You    were   always ac���cus-tomed
to labor I"
Out ol temper at lust with the Insolent dame,
And feeling tbe woman was greatly
to blame,
To scold me instead of caressing,
I mimicked her speech, like a churl
as I am,
And angrily    said, " You're a dam-
A dam-age Instead ol a blessing ?"
Latest and Prettiest Designs ln Parisian
Paris, the home of exquisite lingeries, sends us a few artistic pieces
ot underllnen for early summer service
The tendency, ls, of course, toward the
expensive nightgowns containing
yards upon yards of soft, delicate tnb-
rics, adorned with billowy waves of
lace or the finest lawn embroidery.
The graceful gown shown in tlie cut
No. 1 is fashioned of tlie sheerest of
India lawn, the upper portion forming a square cut yoke, whicli Is composed of lace insertions alternating
with tiny bands of the linen. At the
lower edge of the yoke lu front are
double frills of lace, thc lower row
taking form of Jabot, either sido of
strips of insertion, which conceal the
fastening. a most becoming collar
dresses the neck of this gown at the
back, being entirely ut variance with
the collar ellects. The name by which
this collar Is known is uouble cord
collar. The effect ls obtained by the
rolling back trom the upper edge of
the standing band which follows round
front ol neck. The sleeves at tlie lower
edge are gathered Into a band of insertion pointed at tlie upper line, being
straight at the wrist and frilled with
lace. Fine tucking shapes the garment at tlie back and front to the
waist line.
There nre the most ethereal of bridal outfits, the most stylish petticoats of sliver brocude or satin, oath
and bed gowns and lingerie ol the
finest possible quality, with garnlt-
turee of soft laco and ribbon. For a
bride thore Is a lovely breakfast
gown of whito washing silk, draped a
la Grecque, and trimmed with ecru
lace; another also of white silk has
also insertion bands ol pale yellow
ribbon run through the yoke and
down the front. Some of tbe sets of
underclothing in White or pale colored silks aro bewitching. One ln
pale blue hits frills ol tucked clear
lawn, edged with luce and put on In
Vandykes down the front; there is a
box bloat ol tho lawn, narrowly
edged with Ince ut cither side; both
tho night dross and the knickers look
.well In this, ns the lawn frills are
tbe most fresh and pretty. A rose
pink silk sot with frills ol the same
has edging of butter-colored lace;
the sleeves In the robe de nult belonging to this are puffed ones with
frills of lawn at elbows. In white
washing silk tbere are some nightdress, or to give them the title tbey
deserve, bedroom breakfast gowns,
which fasten flown each side and
leave soft falls ot lace arranged down
tbem at the apertures. They have
short sleeves finished with bice frills.
Another model haa a yoke and revere, each hemstitched and trimmed
With lace, while a third shows a
fashionable Vandyke collar. A lovely
chemise of white silk Is cut en Princess*,' ' and trimmed with real
Valenciennes lace. There are square
shape epaulettes, over plain shoulder straps.
A decided change ls noted ln the
shape of the upper part of drawers,
received from the Frenc'* designers.
The new pattern ls accepted as a vorvi
desirable one for full figures. They
have ti>'     -er part fitted like a yoke
and the lower shaped from ordinary
pattern, only full twenty-eight Inches
in width nnd finished with lace braiding. Interwoven with ribbon, to
which ls attached a frill of lawn, edg
ed with insertion nnd ince. Another
Is nlso shown with the upper pari of
yoke nnd the lower edge shaped at
the kneo with fine tucklngs and frilled with fine lace. Strips ol lace In-
ecrtlou set In tlio mnterlnl form: a
pattern either side of the tucklngs.
Lut No. 4 shows comlilnntk ns ln
nainsook, trimmed with Valenciennes
lace and Insertion.
Cut No. 5 shows a combination skirt
nnd corset cover In fine cambric, with
frills ol embroidery on skirt. The
bodice is trimmed with embroidery
and Valenciennes lace.
Paris fashion reports claim for tiie
chemise tills coining season more attention thnn the fitted cover, and are
showing them made of fancy, as well
ns of plain dimities, muslins und nainsook. In dainty doors. Chemises
mnde of the soft fabrics, cut round
or square at the neck, and outlined
with baby rlubon heads, with a frill of
Valenciennes lace, will be very acceptable, worn under thin gowns the
coming summer.
Corsage of Foulard,
0      "
Design for a corsage ol foulard. The
vest ls made nf tucked silk muslin. Tlie
pleated pieces over the shoulders are
made of changeable taffeta silk,
pointed on the edges and finished with
a trimming of white batiste, edged
with black lnee and embroidered In
black nnd yellow. Four dlninond-
sliaped pieces of the sumo embroidery
are used to finish tho liuck.r���Lo Bon
High Collars and Yellow Necks.
The long period ol favor which the
high collar has enjoyed Is responsible
for the yellow condition of most women's necks. The fashionable collars
are also adding their disfiguring
touches, leaving red lines and wrinkles
ln their wake. Tn counteract this and
to keep the neck white and beautiful that one may not be ashamed of
Ita appearance when a decollete bodice Is worn the neck should be bathed each night with warm water and
soap and while still warm apd moist
thoroughly massaged with a teaspoonful ol pure olive oil. In the morning the neck should be thoroughly
washed with cold water and rubbed
gently with a solt towel for a lew
minutes. This course whitens the skin,
makes it firm and tills out ungainly
hollows. Some complexion specialists
recommend bleaching fluids, but they
are compounded of dangerous drugs
ln most Instances anO must be ueed
with the greatest care or the skin
will only be additionally Irritated.
Wit for Women.
Baggs���Why did yon give np housekeeping and go to boarding? Oagga
���My wife Is learning to ride a wheel,
She���Don't you think these roof garden performances are rather low ? He
���LowT    Why, they are way above
the theatre.
" Good gracious 1" exclaimed Father
Adam, as he rubbed his aching side
and saw with sleepy eyes tbe lovely
Eve, " here comes the new woman.'-
Little Boyi���The preacher saya
there ts no marryln 'in heaven. Little Girl���Of course not. There
wouldn't be enough men to go 'round.
Ber Sister���1 never thought you and
Barry would fight. He's a very Indulgent husband. Young Wife���That i
Just tbe trouble. . It makes me so mad
wben  he  gives ln without fighting.
" 1 want nobody who doesn't want
me," says a young Massachusetts
wife whose husband has run away
with a pretty girl. Nobody but a
fool would abandon a woman as sensible as that.
An Altchlson girl hus a parrot that
shrieks, " Don't dure kiss me 1'* every
time a young mnn crosses the threshold. The bird learned It while sitting on tlie porch near the hammock
summer nights.
" I presume you Carry a memento of
some sort ln that pocket of yours?"
" Precisely. It Is a lock of my bus-
band's lialr " " But your husband la
etlll alive." " Yes, sir; but his lialr
Is all gone.*'
Dulsy���It makes me dreadfully
afraid to seo these reckless painters
up on tliat dizzy scaffold. George���
What a dear little, kindly heart it
Is 1 What are you afraid of ? Daisy
���1 am so afraid they'll spill paint on
my new hatl
" Mrs. Parvenue pedals beautifully,
doesn't she ?" " Yes, but then she
lias had such advantages.'* " Bows
that V" " Well, before her husband
came Into bis fortune she used to
rock two cradles with hor feet while
she mended his old clothes.1'
Some Good Advice to Young Married
Peopfe, by One.
No matter how kind, how good,
mother-in-law, sisters or brothers-in-
law may be, never commit the mistake of living tout ensemble. Tills,
little girl, applies not only to your
husband's relatives; but also to your
own. You are sure to clusli. It muy
Ue only a button wanting and overlooked on " John's'' coat, seen and replaced by motherly or sisterly hands,
long skilled lu such service. A mere
whisplng off ot thu great coat before
departing to business; perhaps but a
touch of living appropriation ou tlie
part of mother or sisters, and tlie
little wife's heart is wounded, if she
is sensitive, she shrinks into herself.
" Perhaps John would like it so," she
thinks. ".Well, let liim," and so, little
by little, ber place is usurped, tlie
" little rift" grows wider until soon
the music is mute. John, bless you,
never knows anything of it; ills buttons are in pluce, she never complains,
and lie is out all day.
No, my bride-tliat-is-to-be, have your
own home, if it be but two rooms.
Any man marrying, or usking you to
marry, is able to give you that at
least, and make tiiose two rooms
borne���not heaven, tbere Is none such
on earth���simply und purely home.
Let discord knock lu vain upon your
door. Keep it cleuu, neat, warm and
tidy. Never let your husband come
home to a cheerless fireside. No supper ready for the hungry bread-winner will engender more uisconteut than
enough, for it is a well-known proverb
that the nearest way to a man",
lieart is through his stomach���bear
with tlie vulgarity In view of the
truth, and take its lessou to heart.
Believe me, a cosy dining-room,
well lighted, a pretty, well-spread
table���It need not be extravagant-
shining silver, uud dainty napkins,
und, above all, a smiling, prettily
dressed wile, ready with a greeting
kiss and loving inquiries as to how
he spent the day, do more toward
keeping the fire of love burning than
anything else. Let no troubles of the
day, however woeful, spoil the pleasant hour. Cheerful, light conversation at your dinner-tublu should be
your rule; then, afterward, In that
charming " den " ol his���sacred to
tobacco lumes, pipes and papers, there
they are, unfolded, reudy for him and
his chair drawn close to the shaded
lamp, and there, also, your own particular Uttle rocker and work-table
���there let the troubles be told and
discussed together, which grow smull
wheu met by his strong arm und
the worries are all smoothed away;
the troubled eyes grow calm, and
the creases fade out ol that smooth
brow, and ull ls right again for
" John " knows. All i he knows, thut
is thu secret; iQt there be no concealment between you; nothing,
however bad, can seem quite so
dreudlul when shared by John. His
wisdom, matured by contact with u
world of which you know nothing, cuu
make thu rough way smooth; and
when, us cuiuu it must to every
household, sorrow knocks at thu door,
tliut strong, manly arm around you,
will not tall; thoso loving, comforting words nro truo and trustworthy ;
Iiu Is your confidant, your friend, your
lover, forever, until death do you part.
Investigating Winks.
Dr. Flck has shown that winking
Is more frequent a�� the retina becomes more fatigued, and It has
been found that ln reading at a
distance of 80 centimeters the cumber of winks per minute ls 1.8 with
electrical illumination, 2.8 with
gaslight, while the weak Illumination which only permits reading at
18 centimeters the nnmber Is 6.8 per
Your Brain Weight.
The average weight of the brain ln
males Is 49 ounces; ln females 44
ounces. The brain grows very rapidly
up to the seventh year of age; from
that time until the fortieth year It
increases very slowly. It Is believed
to bave attained its full growth between forty-five and fifty years ol
age. *	
Bobble���Say. papa, the little boy
next door has a now bicycle, and
he's learning to ride on It. . Papa-
Bow Is he getting on ? Bobble-*That's
about all he does ls to'get* on."
({Catherine B. Walker in Boston Transcript.)
A  perfect circle  round each  life    Is
And God's enriching love is round
the whole.
Such atmospheres of thought do we
Ah I   what a  glory may surround
each soul I
My friend, at sea, dues one hour think
of me,
And then one nearer holds me    in
his thought;
Link utter link Is ndded to tlie chain.
A varied Influence round each day
Is  wrought.
And when tlio sun In radiance    goes
On ench day's record, whether weal
or woe,
We each have blessed or taken Irom
some life.
We ench have folt tlie thought of
friend or loe.
The circle of the hours Is then complete,
Another opportunity bus gone.
Of rising higher In true thought ourselves,
Of  helping others  In their Journey
And such the  fervent outgo ol   our
Which makes a heaven or bell    on
Which bears sure Irult ol bitterness
or Joy,
Which gives or lmrs a wny   to   a
new  birth.
And power so great we cannot measure It,
Such beauty and sucli truth to give
and see.
But we believe II we keep going on,
It doth not yet uppeur what   we
shall be.
The fool thinks ills deatli would
leave a hole in the world.
Let love govern your worship. Fear
ls too closely allied to hate.
Many a man surveys his head and
wonders at Wisdom's powers of condensation.
Society may adulate a fool, but It
wishes be was dead. Just the same.
The woman who tries to tie masculine shows a pitiable degree of ignorance.
When you have nothing else to
worry over, you may be sorry that
somebody else is a, hypocrite.
The nearer a man thinks he Is getting to perfection^ somehow, ��� the
greater contempt he bos for himself.
A Brunswick clergyman, while In the
midst of his sermon last Sunday, dislocated bis Juw, and an amazed congregation tiptoed p.wtiy to tlieir homes
while a surgeon repaired damages.���
Lewiston, Me., Journal.
"Christ bears tlie suine relation to
God as a word does to the idea. It expresses.
" 'No man hath Been God at any
time,' sayB the Bible; neither bath any
man seen a man at any time. He ls a
spirit), too.
"Think, of God not as one belore
whom we Bhall sterol, but ub one before whom we do stand day and night.
"It Is the imminence ol God tbat
slowly uplifts the world.
"What we call forces are only God's
methods, nud they are as secret as lie
is. 'No man huth seen force at any
" All the beauty lies In tbe Invisible element ol pulnting, the Inaudible element ol music. It Is the secret
of harmonies or overtones tbat appeal to the soul.
" We speak of secret sins; all
sin Is secret. When It becomes open
It Is crime.
" Christ's summary of the law
shifted tbe scene ot the world's tragedy to the beart.
"Open sins are ln a manner expiatory.
"Open sins are crimes against society ; secret sins, against God.
" We dread the open shame ol the
day ol Judgment, but really our present inner complacency la more terrible.
"The most potent argument for
hell is the cumulative character of sin.
In the white light ol beaven's
throne a man's sin appears precisely the samo as a woman's, and Impurity Is as black on 5th avenue as
on the Bowery. The world has two
codes of morals, masculine nnd feminine, but tbat distinction Is not recognized tn the other world. Gender
has no right to destroy Justice. Tbe
vials of wrath are poured upon tbe
heads of unfortunate women, while
tbe most royal welcome Is given to
the man who Is notoriously unclean.
That Is the accursed creed of this
hour. Injustice. Injustice���basest
Injustice, hisses at the woman, but
kisses for the man.���The Rev. Cortland Myers, Brooklyn, N. Y.
It may cost something properly to
save a boy from becoming a criminal,
but It will cost tbe state and city
much more If they permit him to become a habitual law-breaker.���Rev. B,
A. White, Chicago, III.
God created man ahd woman for a
purpose, the man to do his work outwardly and publicly, and the woman
to do hers Inwardly and privately. A
woman can imtttite the work of man,
but she can never do It.���Rev. A. .8.
Crapsey, Rochester, N. Y.
If the relations of man and wife
were snch as they ought to be, divorce
would be unknown. To prevent separation and divorce, true love must be
given a new' and practical formula
when tbe novelty subsides. Instead of
Ice cream and caramels, let It take the
form of bread, bntter and meat.���Rev.
W. W. Morton, Allegheny, Pa.
At tbe crematory at Fresh Pond,
L. I., 1.010 corpses have been burned
���650 men. 270 women, 53 boys and,
35 girls. Of these persons 510 were
Germans, 835 native Americans, 84
English, and tbe rest from other
countries. Tbere are 15 crematories
ln the United States.
Love Ib the only recognizable element
of power In this world. Everyone who
has grown beyond childishness of heart
and mind acknowledges that the only
thing which makes life worth onr living Is tbe good we can do for others.���
Bev. C. J. Wood, Philadelphia, Pa.
It Is no use to confess your slns.a.n'l
then proceed to live* the same life over
again. You must have sorrow. Yoa
must know and feel that you have offended God. This cannot be palliated
by the mere formality of confessing
your sins. If you want them to be
forgiven you must have contrition and
lie firmly resolved to sin no more.���
Rev. C. E. Woodman, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lent Is forty days of starvation. I
don't believe ln systematic fasting. I
stand here to oppose alt things that
attempt to shadow humanity. Tbere
Is enougli sadness without teaching
men to submit to forty days of sorrow.
Get all the hope you can; there. is
despair enough. Get all the light you
can; there is shadow enough In thjs
world.���Rev. E. M. Wood,    Pittsburg,
Six Chapters ln Four Minutes.
The report of a firearm broke the
midnight stillness. Through the darkness a body could be seen to reel,
stagger forward, tben fall prostrate
upon the bosom of Its mother earth
and remain motionless. The branches
of the great elms swayed to ahd fro.
and an occasional gust of wind caught
up the dead leaves here and there,
blowing them ghost-like across the
desolate yard. Except for the rustling
of these wayward little travellers all
was silent, sad and suggestive.
One moment later.
A dark form crept from behind the
rickety old ash barrel, and with a
look of triumph upon his mocking face
cast one look nt bis still motionless
victim, then stole swiftly toward the
house. Aha! The door was unfastened.
The same moment.
At the report of the gun a woman
who was sleeping ln tbe upper story
sprang from ber bed.
She had seen better days.
" Johh I John 1" she cried, frantically,
" where are you ?"
But John was not tbere. She rushed
to the window and threw It open.
The very winds tliat blew across her
fair white face seemed to tell ber that
something bad happened. The air wae
pervaded; she could feel It: she knew
it. but being a woman not of the New
she crept back to bed and covered her
bead. The heavy atmosphere that
now filled the room nearly choked
Two minutes later.
The man below bad now fastened
the door on the Inside, and had removed his shoes. Evidently he was on
a purpose bent. The very act of barring the outer door was evidence that
he knew tbere was a woman ln the
house and that she was alone and unprotected. With his weapon still
smoking he cautiously ascended tlie
stairs. There was evidence In this. It
was also evident that be was familiar
with the Interior of the old mansion,
for he halted directly In front ol the
unsuspecting woman's chamber and
"Aha I She st'.ll sleeps; It fulled to
wake her," be muttered.
Three minutes Inter.
But tlje heroine was not asleep. She
had beard bis footsteps on the creaking stairs, and springing Irom her bed
again, with* courage born anew, she
waited, pale, beautiful, tragic, a picture rivalling tbe divine Bernhardt,
her eyes fastened on tbe door. A thousand thoughts rushed through her
brain, but, alas and alack I It was too
late now. Tbe only weapon they had
ever had In the room her husband bad
taken with bim ln his strange midnight departure. A hand wns on the
doorknob I
Four minutes later.
The door swung softly open. The
first thing ber eyes beheld was the
shining barrel of a murderous looking
shotgun, and then���her husband stood
before her.
"John I" she cried, "what bas happened?"
"Nutblng hes happened tew me, but
autbln' hea happened tew tbet ol'
black skunk that took oil so many uv
our chickens night nfore Ins'. Did
yew hear me ebute ?"
Airing the Bedroom.
lu tin* day time alluiv plenty of air,
light and sunsliluu Into your rooms,
for even if it does Injure thu lurniture
and carpets It is not so expensive In
thu long run as a doctor s hill. There
are more colds caught by keeping
fresh air out, in tliut it makes peoplo
more susceptible to changes in temperature, than are ever caused by
letting fresh air In. Ventilation, by
goud management, need not mean a
draught. ' (
As water collects and generates Impurities It ls a good thing to empty
the wash basin and Jug yourself every
morning, so as to insure the refilling
tliem with fresh. Drinking water
should be boiled, analysis having proved that filters are hot to be. trusted-
for, after having been ln use for some;
time, they add to tlie water the dangerous accumulations they have taken up In previous use. To remove the
Insipid taste of boiled water, pour It
backward and forward from one Jug
to another.    .
If primarily, your house Is ln Itself
healthy, as regards drainage, etc.,.
keep It and yourself so by letting ln
plenty of fresh nir, light 'and sunshilne
���the three graces wbo are In attendance on Her Majesty Quflen'Hjgela���
Philadelphia Inquirer. /ot
Would ahe scream I would she taint I
would she try to throw herself Into
the water I No I he must not tell her
until tbey wero sate ln the hotel.
Be went slowly back and Joined
her. Long before he reached her he
could an how her eager eyea were
devouring hie lace.
"Oh. God, have mercy upon heri"
he said, from the very bottom ol hla
heart. "Poor Uttle girl I Poor little
am i"
" Well I" she cried, running to meet
bim. " Where Is he ? Where Is he?"
" It ls very atrange," answered
Clarendon, slowly, " but he Is not on
" Not on board I" she gasped. "But
he must be; be must. Thera ls some
mistake. It ls not possible that he li
not tbere. H he had not come by her
tie would have cabled."
" I bave -seen the Purser," replied
Hugo, " and ho says there is no one
ol that name on board."
" Ob, but I must aee him," cried
Ethel. "I must indeed. You cannot
have made him understand. Pray
take me to him."
" It Is useless," he returned, gently.
" I have made every Inquiry. He
can tell you nothing that be has not
told me.1'
" And do you mean to say," cried
Ethel, looking at bim with wide-
open eyes, "that Arthur never went
on board at all ?"
Clarendon hated telling a He, but
In this cose thero was absolutely, no
" Yea," he answered, unflinchingly.
" Now let me take you back to the
Without another word she walked beside him to the carriage. Could
thta pale, dejected woman be the
bright, pretty, laughing creature he
had helped out of It hall-an-hour
earlier I
Mre. Delane remained quite silent.
All sorts of dreadful thoughts were
sweeping through her brain. It did
not occur to her that anything had
happened to her huaband; the Idea
which assailed her was that he wanted to punish her for her wayward
freak, and that he waa wilfully keeping her In suspense. A great bitterness against hhn came .Into ber heart,
and she summoned all her pride to
the rescue of her misery.
She did not utter a word during
the drive, bnt sat staring out of the
window whilst Hugo gazed out ol the
other, racking hla brain to think
how he could break this awful tragedy to her.
He helped her out at the hotel, and
followed her up to her sitting-room.
She went and looked out of the window ln silence for a moment, and
then turned and cams towards him.
"Do you mind," ehe said, gently.
" Will you think me rude and ungracious tt I tell you that I want to
be alone ? I feel stupefied���I want to
He went towards her, a great light
ot pity shining ln his kind eyes, and
he took both her hands ln hts. Then,
before he- had time to speak, she
knew and understood.
"OhI" she gasped, trembling tn
every limb, "he ls dead I Something
has happened to hhn I
He was like one dumb, but bis eyes
were eloquent enough.
"SpenkI' she cried, "lor pity's
sake���tell me I''
" Oh I" he groaned, " how can I tell
you.    How can I break your heart I"
" Oh,'- she said. In a smothered voice,
'then It Is io!"
She threw herself Into a chair and
covered ber tace with* her bauds.
He came up close beside her, and
spoke In a low, hoarse voice,
"He was drowned at sea���washed
overboard tn a gale four days ago.'-
She uncovered hor face and etared
at bim with stricken eyes.
" And I bave been going about
laughing and happy and enjoying myself.     Bow horrible I"
Be could think ot nothing to say,
so be stretched out his hand and took
" I know how you feel," he murmured, ln the lowest, teudnrest voice. " I.
too, loat lo ons sudden awlul moment
what was dearest ln the world to
me.'* ,
Be could not have chosen his words
better bad tliey been studied, Instead of being born nl a great Impulse
of pity.
" Ah I" she groaned. " You; know I
How doss one lire through tbese
Clarendon was not a religious man;
he waa nlrald oven to think now-n-
daya what he believed and what he
doubted, but at this, moment be felt
the groat need of a divine source from
which to extract comfort tor this
stricken soul. But hei had a horror
of tbe platitudes of those Jobs comforters wbo can see the wisdom and
the mercy of dispensations that are
Inflicted on tbeir neighlbors.
So, looking at her, with most sorrowing eyea, he said:
"I do not know. God hetp you,
poor child/I'*
She did not shed a single tear���he
wished she would���bnt iat staring
with a stony expression as though
she were gating at the Medusa head.
Ber voice, too, sounded, atrange and
far-off. .    ,
" And an hour ago," she muttered,
" I thought I was the happiest woman ln the world. We parted ln anger, you know. I would not soy
good-bye to bim; and tor tbese ten
days past I have been thinking over
all the kind and loving worda I wonld
say to him when he came. And, oh,
my Godt I than never say them
nowi P* ,
And she broke Into* a great tearless sob that wrung his heart.
Hs kept her hand ln hla, atroklng
It tenderly.
" I have brought It all on myaelf,"
ahe went on, presently, finding some
comfort In bitter self-accusation. "If
1 bad not opposed htm, he wonld
have come out by our ship,, and nothing would have happened to him."
" No, no,'' cried Hugo. " You must
not, you shall not, blame yourself.
You did what every loving woman
would have done. You, cannot be
stronger than destiny; you did what
your nature and your heart compelled
you to do. He recognized that. Did
aot his cable show It? Did he not
say, " Words cannot express what
r feel?'' That showed how
���ui he was of your
love, and his remorse at what you
had suffered tor hts sake. And, poor
chap I he too, you may be sure, was
building on tbat meeting, and counting the hours until he should be witb
At his words, the floodgates ol her
tears were unloosed, and she cried and
cried as though her heart were melting away.
He watched with little short of
agony the throes that convulsed her
slight Irame���he was rent and torn by
pity; his chest heaved with great
sighs, and he would have given anything In the world to take her ln his
sheltering arms and aooth her as 11
sbe had been a Uttle child.
"What ehaU I do I what shall I
do I" she gasped, now and again, and
he could think of nothing else to say
but, "Poor child 1 Poor little girl I"
But the words came from the vary
bottom ol his heart.
Nothing could avail to help her In
her agony, and to know that was
cruel suffering to him, and yet the
desire to soothe and comfort grew
stronger every moment ln him. and
he was turning over ln his brain an
manner of plans lor her Immediate
future. He was not one ol those men
who are Influenced by a burning
desire to get away from the sight ol
pain and suffering. For a moment he
thought ol telegraphing to his sister
at Washington, and begging her to
come at once. A woman, he thought,
can do so much more for one of her
own sex ln trouble. But he dismissed
the thought, for his sister was a
worldly lushlonable woman, and he
was not sure tbat the two would be
congenial to each other at such a
crisis, whatever they might have been
In the ordinary relations dt life. He
built more hopes on that nice, sympathetic maid.
Presently Ethel raised her poor, hall
blinded eyes to his face.
" You are very good and kind," she
said, "but now I think I must be
" Yes." he answered, " yes, I will go.
"May I send your maid?"
" No, not yet," she answered.
" When you want me," be uttered, ln
a low voice, " I will be with you at
any moment. I shall leave word downstairs where I am to be found."
"Thank you," she answered, mechanically. Then, as he was going,
she cried after him with a great sob
ln her voice, " Do not think I am ungrateful, but now���now I" She Hung
hersell baok ln her chair ln a fresh
agony ol tears.
" I know, I know," he cried, ln a
choked voice, hurrying out.
He aent lor Grant, and ln a lew
words told her what had happened.
" You won't leave Mrs. Delane now,"
he said. "Promise me that you will
go baok to England with her. I will
undertake tbat you shall not lose by
yonr 'kindness If you do."
The girl answered, with tears ln her
" Poor lady I I will do anything for
ber. And I don't want anything for
doing it. Why, I would not leave her
like this If It was ever so."
Clarendon was so grateful that be
shook her warmly by the band.
"God bless you," he said. "When
Mn. Delane ls .able to think
about her Journey home or anything else, and wants to see
me, send a messenger round to the
Windsor at once. I shall remain
within cau."
And he walked away the saddest
man In New York that day. The
Idea did not cross his brain that good
might come to him out ol this catastrophe ; he only remembered that the
woman for whom he had so tender a
regard was heart-broken. He asked ol
himself with weary Iteration the
question that he bad asked ln the
past, wben he lay crushed and writhing under the wheels of the Juggler*
naut Despair,, how It could please or
amuse Providence to witness the
agony ot the being It has created;
and, as before, he found no answer, It
is a great consolation to those who
can believe It, that these tortures
are sent ln mercy, but this submissive
Irame of mind Is only given to the
few. The majority ol sufferers rebel
against a cruelty ln which they can
eee neither mercy nor Justice.
II this racking ol nerve and heart
always resulted ln tbe moral benetlt
to tbe victim wblch some people assert, It would doubtless be an argument In Its favor, but does It? Are
there not grown-up children whom
scourglngs and punishments harden
and embitter���are thero not natures
whom love and happiness would develop, as sunshine and soft, gracious
rains develop spring blossoms, whilst
bitter winds and hall-storms would
kill them unopened, Immature 1 Sometimes, when after a lapse ol years we
are brought to say, " Perhaps It was
for the best," It ls generally because
the wound ls cicatrised and we have
adapted ourselves to circumstances.
Hugo went back to his hotel and
wrote letters; one ln particular to his
sister, ln which he told her what had
"I do hope, my dear," he finished
up, "that I am not putting out your
plans very much, but I cannot, In
common humanity, leave this poor,
afflicted soul, separated aa she ls from
every creature who belongs to her. It
Is the most awful position I have ever
known a woman to be placed ln, I
should not wonder If It kills her. Juat
at present my   movements must be
regulated by her needs, and I will let
you know at once when anything Is
settled. I expect she will want to
return to England Immediately, and I
must arrange everything for her aa
soon as she can bear to think ot or
discuss plans. But be sure that I shall
be with you as soon as possible, and
then I will devote myself to you, body
and soul for as long as It may please
He did not stir out of the hotel ln
case a summons should come tor him,
and at nine o'clock It came In a Una
from Grant.
"I think, sir, if you would come,
Mrs. Delane would like to see you.
She is a Uttle calmer."
And Clarendon did not lose one moment ln obeying the summons. Alter
he left Grant she bad waited a couple
ol hours belore entering Mrs. Delano's
room, aud had taken care that noons
else should Intrude upon her. At the
end of that time ahe went In, carrying wtth her a basin ot soup. She did
not tor a moment tbink Mrs. Delane
would drink it, lor she remembered
well the day wben the news came ol
her own mother's death: how she had
cried all day without ceasing, and
refused food or comfort, and been Impatient with those who pressed ber
to eat. She did not mean to worry
her, poor lady���ahe would lust leave
It there.
She knocked gently twice, and. aa
tbere wus no answer, weut In. Mrs.
Delane was sitting on the floor; her
arms on the sofa and her lace burled
ln them. Grant put the tray down
softly, and theu went and stood beside her, with tbe tears running down
her cheeks.
' Oh, my poor, poor lady 1" she said;
and there was so* true a ring In her
voice that Ethel raised her poor,
halt-blinded eyes to the girl's lace.
She stretched out a hand dumbly to
her, and Grant helped her to rise and
sit on the sofa.
" Oh.' she cried, pltcously, " what
shall I  dor
Tears rained down the girl's face,
and she said, In a choked voice,
" Oh, If I could only say something
to comfort you 1"
And once-proud Ethel, so forlorn
and lonely and helpless, drewi the
girl down to the sofa, and leaning
against ber shoulder, wept afresh.
They were not mistress and maid now,
they were only two women, one sorrowing, one pitying.
All through the long day giant despair stood orer Ethel, dealing blow
upon blow upon her crushed heart.
Be brought before her the tender
memories ot love crying ln
her ear, "These are gone forever.
Never again will you know glad,
sweet hours,'���he pictured tbem tenfold happier than they had actually
been. She forgot that Arthur had
ever been cold or unkind and' hard
to please, he waa the Ideal lover
whom reality eould never now make
less dear or desirable. She had
counted on the joy ot this meeting,
and now It was never to. be, Sbe
magnified the bliss that might have
been, until tbe loss ol It was an agony too grievous to be born. Bow
could she live through It���how face
the days and months and years without him For when a woman, however young, loses the man ehe loves,
It ever seems to her as the end of all
things; ot youth, ol hope, of Joy.
For the first few hours her loss occupied ber thoughts to the exclusion
ot ail others; then came, the. desire
to know all tbe dreadful details; the
wish to have all that belonged to
him. She wanted to be with Nelly,
to bear all that he had said and
thought about ber when he discovered her flight to America.
She must get back ta England.
Then, for the first time, she remembered Clarendon. It seemed quite natural to expect
that he would do everything for her.
She asked Grant It he were to be
found, and the girl sent off the message. Clarendon came at once. He
entered the room very softly, and approached the sofa, whero she still sat.
He was shocked to see the ravages
tbat grief had made In her face; the
beautiful lustrous eyes that be bad
admired so much were dim and almost
closed with weeping; her cheeks
were Ivory pale. Eiren as she stretched her hand out to him she broke Into fresh tears, her nerves were so unstrung, Hugo did not Bpeak, but held
hor hand and waited until she should
regain her self-possession.
"I did not mean," she Bobbed, "to
treat you this; but, ob,' I think my
heart Is broken 1"
A dreadful knot rose ln bis throat
and threatened to choke him; her
pain, hla powerlessness to help her
tilled him with a nense ol Impotent
misery. Oh I be thought, If I were
a woman Instead of a tool ol a man, I
should know what to say and do-
perhaps I might comfort ber. What
can I say?
He hated himself tor sitting thero
dumb, and yet he. could not find a
word to say.
At last he burst out In despair,
"If you bad only Mrs. Tower with
you, or some oue whom you care
"Yes," sbo answered, " that Is what
I want to see you ahout. Get me
home I only get me home I I can bear
It better there."
"I will," ho ussented, eagerly. "The
Germanio Balls on Wednesday. Tomorrow morning, II you will lot mo,
I will make every arrangement for
"Thank you," she snid; " It will tie
very kind of you. And Grant has
been so good���she has offered to go
back with me. I do not know what
I should do without ber. Now," trying to command herself, " I want you
to���to tell me���all you know."
He repeated to her Just what the
Purser bad told bim.
"But," he added, " he had not time
to say very much then, but I will
bear aU tbat I can to-morrow. And
you would, of course, wish to have all
his things. I did not Uke to take any
steps until I had spoken to you,
and perhaps they would not give tbem
up to me. I was thinking tbe best
way would be to let the agent whom
he employed ask lor them on your
"Whatever you think best," she
said, wearily.
"I am so afraid," said Hugo, "that
you wiu have such a bad night. Everything seems blacker and more   dread
ful then. Will you not let me letch
a doctor? Be might give you something to make you sleep and forget
for a few hours."
"I do not want to forget," she answered, sorrowfully.
"Ah," ho returned, " but you will be
IU."     - '
"I wish I could dlei" she uttered,
"I know,** he murmured, soothingly, pressing her hand, " That is how
one feels at lirst. There was a time
when I telt that I could absolutely
not go on bearing the pain nl Uvlng
and remembering. You would hate
me U I told you that the pain would
ever go���I wlU not tell you so.
Once I thought that U I
were ever to smile again I should be
the greatest brute on earth."
" Why are we tortured like this?"
she asked, looking at bim ln helpless misery.
" Ah I" he echoed, " wby ? I have
asked myselt that often enough, but
I have never lound tbe answer yet.
I wish," speaking reverently, "that
I could see tbe loving hand that
some good people recognize In these
awful Judgments, but," bowing hla
head, " I cannot."
" No," she answered. " It Is not natural to torture what you lore, and
to torture tt through Its best affections. The worst man would not
do that, and how can we believe It ol
He wns silent. He would have
liked that she, being a woman, should
be on the side ot vindicating the love
ol God, but he could not blame her
lor thinking as he thought himsell.
With most men who are good fellows,
I think the Ideal woman la religious,
meek, trusting, resigned. She ts a
complex creature, that Ideal woman. She la not expected to be too
reasonable, she la pardoned lor being
a little Illogical, a Uttle unpuno-
tnal, a little hard on her own sex,
but she muat be very unselfish, sbe
muat adore all children, and she must
not, question too closely the authority of God or of man made In His
There lollowed a silence ot some moments. Hugo broke It.
"Would yon not Uke me to cable
to your Iriends ?" he asked, and Ethel
replied affirmatively, giving the addresses ot Mrs. Tower, her aunt, and
the lawyer. " I thought," he said,
" that 11 yon approved, I would
cable ln my own name to Mrs. Tower,
telling her that we came out together, and that I will be of what use
I can. It might relieve her mind a
little to know that you are not quite
alone. And shall I not ask ber to
meet you at Liverpool ?"
"Yes," she answered, "please do.
And I think she had better break
the news to my aunt. The whole affair will be such a terrible shock to
"And," pursued Clarendon, "I
should suggest that the agent here
should communicate with your lawyer." .
She assented.    ,
"Now," he said, rising reluctantly, for he could not bear to leave
her alone with her grief, " perhapa I
had better go. And to-morrow, when
I have taken your passage and sent
the cables, shall I come to you, or
only send yop word ?"
" Please come," she said; tben plte-
ously, " You seem Just now to be tbe
only friend I have ln tbe world."
"I wish," he rejoined, sadly, "that
I could better show my friendship."
"How could you?" she answered.
" What could anyone do more ? No
one," with a sob, "can bring him
back to me."
" I hope," he said, " we may get a
cable ln America to-morrow; but,
as yon know, there ls fire hours difference between English time and
this, and If Mre. Tower should be
away from home, we may not hear
until Tuesday."
As he walked back to the hotel, he
Ielt a keen desire to know more
about her affairs. Would her husband's death make a great dilference
to her financially? She had no children. Perhaps the estate was entailed. He concluded that there was, an
estate, and that the husband had been
well olf, and that tbey had lived ln
good style. Perhaps Bhe was not only
losing the man of her heart, but
many of the pleasant things of life
besides. He would not have put a
leading question to her for the world,
but It would bare been an Immense
relief to him to know lhat Captain
Delano's death would not materially
ohange her mode of Ule. He did not
Uke to offer again to be her banker,
but It would be dreadful to him to
think she bad not everything sbe
wanted. Anybow, he would take ber
passage and pay for it, and be supposed her lawyer would cable out
what money she was Ukely to require.
Then he composed bis message to
Mrs. Tower.
" Came out on the with Mrs.
Delane. The (mentioning Cunard
boat) brought terrible news. Captain
Delane washed overboard In gale.
Wife broken-hearted. Doing all I can.
She sails Germanio, Wednesday. Has
got nice maid. Will you meet ber Liverpool? You may remember me at
Clinton's.���Hugo Clarendon."
He eat up thinking long Into the
night, and when be went to bed bis
slumbers wore tar from being ot their
usual sound and peaceful nature. He
had a Very tender heart; it was grievous to htm that anyone should sutler
���much more anyone to whom he ielt
as he felt to Mrs. Delane. Every time
he woke, he thought of her tying ln
tears and agony, without a gleam ol
hope or light In the future. Sbe would
get over Tt ln time, be knew, as we
all ol us get over the griefs wblcb we
beUeve, when they assail us, to be
unquenchable, unconquerable beyond
all remedy, but bow much she bad to
suffer first. He remembered the agony
of his nights; the greater agony of
his wakings for months alter the
tragedy ln his own Ufe.
And now he was almost ashamed to
think that he no longer even regretted his dead love; that ehe was
nothing but a gentle memory. Ah,
weUI thank God one did forget, or
what a world ol mourners this would
be. How tew there are who Uve to
even three decades without at least
pne deep scar trom Death's sword In
his heart I But when our arms are
round our beloved, our lips to hers or
his, with what scorn we should repudiate the idea that a da' could ever
come when we should huve forgotten
him or be content with a Ufe trom
which he had gone for evermore!
The tirst thing on Monday morning
he sent otf the cables. After breakfast he went In search of the lawyer's
agent, and then to the White Star
office to take Mrs. Delane's passage.
This done he sought out and found
the captain ol the ship by which Captain Delane had sailed trom England.
He was lull ot consideration and sympathy, but there was nothing to add
to the purser's story. It had been
the work ot a moment; a tremendous
sea bad come up from the stern, and
had washed the three men off. Captain Delane's things should be sent at
once to the Buckingham Hotel. In
reply to a question ol Clarendon's, he
said that. U Mrs. Delane wished to
see him, he would certainly go to her.
but that he had not exchanged a
dozen worda with ber husband, and
feared the Interview would allord her
no satisfaction.
Alter this, Clarendon went to give
an account to Mre. Delane of all that
be had done. He found liter alone,-
looking very white and ill. Grant, she
told him, bad gone to get her soma
mourning. He tried to persuade her
to drive oift ln the o-ternooo with
her mold, and get some air. as Jt
seemed to him that the very worst
thing for her wns the confinement
ln the heated rooms, wblcb ure the
rule ol all American hotels.
She shook ber head.
"No," sbe sold. "I shall not go out
ol the hotel until I leave It on Wednesday lor ever."
Ho did not try to persuade her any
more  and soon after went away.
In thi course of the afternoon he
received a cable Irom Mrs. Tower:
"Thankfi 1 you are with ber. Much
distressed. Will be at Liverpool."
Clarendon put the message In an
envelope and sent it round to Mrs.
Delane. She also had heard from ber
"Terribly grieved. Deepest sympathy."
(To be Continued.)
whom cain Married.
Scriptural Details That Will Interest
Many People.
A correspondent writes to the New
York Sun: In a recent Issue ol yonr
Sunday edition a party asked
"Whom did Cain marry ?" He married
his sister. Her name was liiphu. This,
St. Chrysostom says, was the tradition ot the Jews of bis time. This
Information may be lound ln Du-
prion's "Concordance ol the Holy
Genesis v. 4 says of Adam1, "And he
begat sons and daughters." Josephus
says that Adam and Eve had thirty-
three sons and thirty-two daughters.
The sons of our first parents mnrried
tbeir sisters. -The Old Testament
was written as a preparation tor
tbe coming ot Christ, and the history ol personages wbo did not
typify Him or relate to Him are not
given. The holy and Innocent Abel
was a figure ot Christ who was killed
by his brethren, and Cnln nnd Abel
and their histories are related, while
nothing ls Baid ot the other children.
It muy be of interest to your many
readers to know the exact meanings
of the names of the patriarchs who
lived from Adam to Nne, aa follows:
Adam, "Man in the image of God,"
or "the Reasoning Being"; Seth,
"Substituted by"; Enosl "Frail Man";
Cnnnun, "Lamenting full"; Malnleel.
"Tlie Blessed God"; Jared, "Shall
come down"; Henoch^ "The Teacher";
Methuselah, "His death shall send" ;
Lnmech, "To the bumble"; Noe,
"Rest" or "Consolation." Now, putting these English meanings ol the
Hebrew names together, we have
the following: "Man in the image of
God, Substituted by Frull Man, Lamenting fell. The Blessed God, Shall
come down. The Teacher. His death
shnll send, To the humble, Rest or
Here, In the very names ol the
great fathers of our race before tlie
Hood, we find a revelation ol the
full ot mankind, tlie sorrows ol Bin,
the Incarnation ot Christ, how He
win come aB a teacher, His death,
His redemption, given to tlio humble
ones wlio will receive His teachings,
and the rest and consolation of
peace from wars and the blesBlngs
of  civilization.
These are but a few ot the wonderful things tlie student finds tu
the Holy Bible.
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Mies Key has returned from a trip to
The man who advertises most does the
test business.
Mr. Dalby, the dentist, left oo Friday
tat a visit to Alberni.
M. Kails, the shoemaker, has returned
-to Union and taken a shop next the Hv-
er/.   See his ad
1*be Cash Grocery Store leads for prices. Fresh Fruits ?nd vegetables arriving eiaily.   Potatoes 75 cents per sack.
Ht. Jones of Nanaimo cdme up Wednesday and remained a guest of Mr.
W. Lewis of Courtenay, a couple of days.
The choir of the Presbyierian church
had a delightlul ouiing on Saturday, going, il is understood, as (ar as Nob Hill.
Mn. David Jones uf Courtenay lias
been visiiinj! husband's mother in Nu
naiiuo, sbe is expected to return this
Mn. F. B. Young accompanied her husband on the last trip ef lhe Joan to Comnx. She will spend a few days in ihis
charming section.
Foe Kknt.���The butcher shop at
Union fitted up ready for business, lately
occupied by A* C. Fulton. Call sn him
or enquire of A. Urquhart, Comox.
Mr. James McKim and wife left Friday morning for Victoria, where they
will take a steamer inr Alaska. Tbey ex
pact to pe absent five or six weeks.
Thc News was complimented with a
box of as fine strawberries as were grown
in British Columbia, by Mr. Byrnes, last
Saturday, Tbey grew on the Carwithen
place leased by Mr. Byrnes.
On Thursday evening F. Mc B. Young
D. D. G. M. assisted by Dr.  Davis, o(
Nanaimo and J. Coburn constituted and
consecrated Cumberland Lodge No 26.
���Afterwards a banquet at Union  Hotel.
In tbe bicycle race Friday evening at
the Recreation Grounds, George Creech
gave George Beckenscll one lap in five
rounds. This proved somewhat too liberal an allowance, and Heckensell won
by 200 or 300 feet. It was a fine race
and was was witnessed by a large number of ladies and gentlemen.
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Str. Transit is in for 600 tons of coal.
The Tepic left S'inday with 400 tons
of coal and 30 tons of coke for Vancouver
The Minneola left Sunday morning for
San Francisco witn 3,300 tons of coal for
the southern Pacific.
On Sunday the ship Ventura left for
San Francisco with 1,600 tons of coal for
tbe Dion Colliery Co.
The Progressist is loading. She will
take about 3.000 tons of cnal from here
and the balance of her load from Welling
Wotable Wedding.
Courtenay was the seen, ol a happy event
sn Thursday when Mr. James Knight al
Shelter Taint, was united in the holy bonds
ol matrimony to Mrs. Owens. The nuptial
knot was tied by Bav. Mr, Tait at the Riverside Hotel. John J. Grant supported
tha bridegroom, while the bridesmaid was
Mrs. Joyos.
After ths wedding the party aat down to
a anmptnoss suppar provided by Messrs.
Grant and Monighan.
Many friends extended congratalationa to
the young eonple. Mr. Knight happily responded to the many toast, Several useful
wedding presents were given, The Naws
joins with the many friend, ol Mr. Knight
ia wishing tbam long years ol eonnnbial
bliss. We may exclaim with bia host al
Iriends, "Well don. Jimmy."
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Texada Excursion.
The exonrsion to Texadt Island an Thursday waa a moat pleasat.t one. Although
law attended vat thos. who did, join in
aayiag the trip surpassed by far all anticipations, wbioh bad been formed of it. At
Coiuox, after the return, the pirty met at
the "Elk Hotel," wh,re Terpsichore reigned juprsaie. Mr. McDouald was violinist.
Our Jim accompanied him on the guitar.
Every touch of that instrument brought
forth harmony. Jimmy is a sina qua non
of good music Mr. Coombs called off th.
quadritls ia so able a manner that many got
mixed up in the merriment of all, himself
Wa may safely aay tint th. next ex-
anrsion wili Im wt-11 patrouized.
Warning to ths Industrious,
from Tired  Resident
Th. song*bird rose before th. snn,
To sing his roundelay;
The farmer's son took down bis gua
And at him biased away.
Tha busy bee arose at fivo,
And buzzed the meadow o'er}
Th. farmer's wife went for his hive.
And robbed liim of his store.
The ant rose early in the day
His labours to begin;
The grreiiy swallows dew that way
And took the rustler iu.
0 bird, aud bee, and ant, be wise!
In proverb, take no atook,���
But do like me,���refuse to rise
Till hall-past ten o'olook.
Fishing, Hunting and Camping.
Among the many attractions Is and
about Union, are those of fishing aud
shooting. Perhaps no plaoe in the Provinoe can boast of suoh a paradise (or sportsmen. Already oampiqg parties kave gone
out, aad others are being (orraed.
In oor laat issne we briefly noticed the
party beaded by Mr. R. Grant Although
the fires put a sudden end to their camping
and they had to return home, yet we are
told Messri. Grant et al enjoyed themaelves
thoroughly and killed many of the fiuny
tribe. Th. principal oatoh was mad. by
Judge Abrams and Alex. Grant, who, in
partnership caught forty magnificent Dish
���with a silver spoon, This kind of spoon
used in oonneotion with a little " obiuook "
is invariably a roocesssnl attachment to a
fisherman's atook in trade. Mr. E. Grant
and Messrs. Yonng and Hutohison made
good catches. The two lads, Charlie and
Bob, killed a few fish. Mr. Eckstein remained in oamp aa steward and butlor.
ln the evening song, were sung, Judge
excelled all others with hia Chinese song;
while the never ending " bottle " song of
Mr. Alex. Grant kept the party awake until the " woe sma' " hours.
This jolly crowd intend to make another
expedition and bend their energies towards
discovering the aouroe of Oyster River, a
true account of whioh will be published in
pamphlet form and appear in chapter! in
onr oolumns trom week to week.
I have msved into my new shop on
Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared
to manufacture and repair all kinds of
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
Give me a call.
Take E. Pimbury & Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
We will move to
the first door east
of Picket's Hall,
about the 25th,
of July
Bargains in dry
goods, Clothing
and Men's Furnishings
snnmoi & co's
F* J. DOYLE, Manager
Barrister, Solicitor. Notary Publio
Office:���Firat Street, Union, B. 0.
Partridge  & Rennison.
We carry a  Complete  Stock  of
General  Groceries,
Flour and Feed, etc.,
at The Lowest Prices.
Give us a call (Unionand Comox)
Poster  Advertising.
Say, Mr. Editor you may take out our ad
in the paper and we will try a poster for a
All right, Mr. Proprietor, bnt don't you
think that a baok woods way ol notifying
the publio! Th. oorn dootor. aud peanut
vender, depend on the poster. I believe a
regular ad and sometimes a few locals strike
tha publio as having a business look.
You may ba right, but will try it for a
month and then���
Aud tben I guess yon will go baok to the
correct thing. Posters belittle trade and
make people thiuk that ope has ouly trash
to sell.
Well, keep in the ad and put out poster,
in addition.
I had gotten the poster erase bnt the
"baok talk" of my olerk had some what
taken the wind out of my sales and my con*
h'dence iu posters dropped a degree -or two.
Bat I was not going to baok olear down.
The ad was rearranged so aa to be striking aud the posters oovering the same
gronnd duly issued. I awaited the result,
The trad, increased a peroeptible difference.
I was ourious to learn whether it was the
posters, or the new ad worded to suit the
One day a new customer cams in and
nought a good sized bill of goods. Anxious to know the result ol ear venture, we
asked: "Yoa aaw onr new poster?"
"I haven't Men any poster," he replied.
You hava a fine new ad in the paper which
attraoted my attention. I never notice a
poster. Doubtlasi il posted up in the bar
rooms, it aide tha aale of raffia tiokata.
It does not help the aale of goods.
After that 1 paid mere attention to my
ad and dropped tha poster busiuass, and do
n.t think 1 have  loat by it.
Clocks, watches, books
and stationery.
T. D. McLean
���iJEWELEB ���-
__ _
Time  Table No.   26,
To take effect at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March
21st, 1896.   Trains run on Pacific
Standard timo.
I Dally. I 8at'd7.'
Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and I a. m, I f. m.
Wellington  I  8.00  I   i.00
Ar. Nanaimo    I  11.35 [   7 i*.
Ar. Wellington  I   12.(0 I   7.M
" T nl ps
Daily. | Safely.
>.3t   I   1.15
815    |   1.33
UM |   8.00
Lv. Wellington for Victoria
Lv. Nanaimo fer Victoria...
Ar. Viotoria	
For rates aad Information apply  at Company's offices,
President. Oenl Supt
Csn. Freight and Paaseagar Aat
Good Oil for Light CHEAP
FRESH FISH Ev'ry_!!!!!rDay
All persons are hereby warned not to
negotiate a certan note given by me to
E. B. Hill two years ago, for Jioo payable on May 2d 1896; as the consideration
on which said Note was given has not
been fulfilled by him.
Sandwick, B. C. S F. Crawford.
April, loth 1896.
*   Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Bastion Street    ���    Nanaimo B. 0
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when you can obtain a superior arti
CLE foi the same money
Garner of Bastion and Commercial
Streets, Nanaimo, B. 0.
Bbasoh OraiOE, Third Street and Dunamair
Avenue, B. 0.
Will be in Union the 3rd Wednesday of
each month and remain tan daya.
x-GO TO-x
for the   sfs.i1tq*
i,atest__     Novelties
A Fashionable Trimmer
(Late of Sloan St, Scott's)
Is turning out aome Dainty Creations is
A choice ? election of Flowers,
Jet Ornaments and Ribbons
Just Received.
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
��W.S. DALBY, D.D S.&L D.I
Dentistry In all Ita Branches
Flat, work, filling and extracting
Offio. opposite Waverly Hotel, Union
Hours���9 a.m, to 5 p.m. aad bom
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. O. Drawer 17
Contracts and Day Work
Address���Matsukawa, Japanese
Boarding, House, next Brick yard.
Hungarian flour $1.35 per sack, pastry flour $1.30
per sack, B.C. granulated sugar $5.50 for 100 lbs.,
American coal oil $3.25 per case$1.65 per tin, Rex
hams, 16cts per lb., breakfast bacon 1 sets per lb.;
rolled oats, 7 lb. sacks 3octs. 10 lb. sack 4Scts.; oat
meal 40cts. 10 lb. sacks.
Dried Fruits���-apples, prunes and peaches 2 lbs.
 for 25 cents	
No. 1, mm. .ea $1.50 for 5 lb.
Canned Vegetables���10 cans corn and beans $1,9
cans tomatoes $1,8 cans peas $1
Lard���5 lb pails 70 cents, 10 lb tins $1.40
Be salmon  1 o tins for $1
.....   iM^MII^___t)


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