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NO. 173.   UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY,  MAR. 3, 1896.  $2.00 PER YEAR
Has just received a large consignment of
Staple Dry Goods, Imported Direct from
Stewart &  McDonald's,  Glasgow.
These goods are of the Latest Styles and Patib:-ns
and being ofthe Best Manufacture,
are Warrented to give Satisfaction.
The General Grocery business will be
conducted as usual at ROCK BOTTOM
figures and every effort will be made by
the undersigned to cater to the requirements
of his numerous customers.
Woolens  I  Woeim
*     *    WINTER and SPRING     *     +
D   NNt   BLOCK.
EGSS ��"
~~      ~ . -jyyrx.
_��y*The undersigned is prepared to
receive urders lor eggs or fowls bred from
the highest scoring KuiT Leghorns on the
Pacific Coast, at the following prices, vji:
Cockerel* ���$5 00 ahd Up
Pullets.-l  2 50    "   "
Trios  800    "   "
Ace>rding to quality E,'gs $3  per  13;
an extra��gg if you mention tliis paper.
Stanley Craic,
Breeder and Importer of
��. 0. BOX I03
N.lfMIMO, B.C.
Coal Mines Regulation Ait
Examination top Colliery Managers
Oer.Iflcates ot Competency
Notice is hereby given thai an examination for Managers-Certificates of Competency under the above named Act will
lie held at Nanuimo, on or about ihe 2nd
Thursday of April, 1896. Candidates
intending to present thcin,elves ai such
examination must, on or Before the 1st
���day of April. 1896, notify such intention
10 the Chairman of the Board from �� horn
all information as to particulars can be
Applicants tor examination must not
be less than 23 years of age and must
have hud at least two years experience
underground, in a coal mine (or mines).
Along wilh the applicitinn they are 10
send a certificate nf service Irom their
present nr previous employer.
TAKE NOTICE that there will also
bean examination held al Union in
August mnnth, 1896. This examination
is fnr the same object as Ihc one ahhvc
referred to which is to be held in Nanai*
nto.    For particular* apply to
Chairman ofthe Board, Nanaimo.
Nanaimo, January 91b, 1896.
Ceraer of Bastion and Comnwolal
Streets, "Nanaimo, B. 0.     ,
Btusca -Omci, Third Street and Dnnameir
Avenue, B. G,
FOR Kent���- Three nice,warm noma.
Stttfjmrt of R. P. Edwards
Tl�� l*ldi*s of the Methodist church
are to be congraltilaicd on the success of
their entertainment given on last Monday
alieriionn and evening.
To the rig hi (on entering the hall), a
lab!*- with 'ancy work and candies, presided over by the Miss Watson and
Turnbull, did a rushing business.
We noticed many young men attest
their appreciation ofthe sweets by Hocking around this particular booth.
There vas a table loaded with children's
apparel, aprons, skirts and dresses; a.I
very reasonable.
Mrs. Arris raked in the shekels in a
very business like way at the table in the
centre of the hall. Here, lovely drapes,
scfa cushions, mats, toilet sets, doylies
and tray and lea cloths were displayed.
Mrs. Tarbell offered, and in facl disposed of all the necccssary, sensible
things her table was  loaded wun.
There were fine cakes, which, looked
so tempting���few passed without testing,
with a cup of excellent tea.
In the evening the tableaux and music
were good.
Among others, all of which were well
given, ue haps the most laughable was
the scene in an Irish house, where the
churning, cobbling, etc. were merrily
performed in time to the air of "The Irish
The Moon and Stars, the Goddess of
Liberty, Britannia, Music, Poetry and
Painting, were each well  pictured.
In " A Scotch Scene," Miss Turnbull
sang Annie Laurie, sosweelly as to el.rit
prolonged applause.
Asnng by Miss Abrams was appreciated.
A  recitatioir by Mr Smith of"The'|
Vulgar Buy " was well given.
Mr. Sutherland's recitation was earnest,
and a line selection.
To Mrs. Mounce and Mrs. Kendall are
due praise and thanks for their clfnris in
getting up and conducting (he Bazaar.
We understand lhe ladies realiied
$165.50 after paying all expenses.
The next lecture in the cuura* will be
given in the Methodist ohuroh Fiiday eve.
uing, M iruh ti ill. Lecture by Dr. Lawrence
on "What to do in emergencies," musical
programme in cunueutinn.
The eujeiic will lie illustrated in a practical way un the platform.
The Rev .S. t. li aver waa expcctel to give
the fourth Lioturf, but ou aoouunc of illuuss
it hm rendered it practically impossible
for him todo so.
Tho addre-B to be given should be intern,-
lv interesting to au audienue in Uni'in.
How often A uiao ia iujnred in the mini's
and the injury ie increased lieuausii tho e
who as i,ted him do uot understand how to
handle h ni properly, how tn *ecusoitatu a
caae of drowning, tit aeb broken limbs, to
Cro for the burn il  eto, eto.
School and office stationery
at E. Pimbury & Co's drug
Much Ado About Nothing*���Falsa
Charges Againat the Court���
*?als�� Accusations Wired the
Fm�� Pra.i���Plenty of Wind
But Precious I ittlo Evidence���
Utter Collapse at the Trial,
The three cases���one against officer
Hutchinson, on the complaint of John
Logan, and one on the complaint of John
Nelson, and lhe counter case vs. John
Logan may be conveniently treated as
the police case. They were all heard
one after the other, the evidence in one
being received, so far as applicable, in
the others, and after all had been heard,
the decision uas rendered. No case
since the heating on the application of
Dickson St Co. lor a license hus ever
created half the interest iu town that this
has. There has been unusual activity on
the part ul the officers to enforce the law
lately, and among other things they have
turned lheir attentiun to the "game."
This has aroused a good deal of enmity
against them. There is another element
who believe in a more-rigid enforcement
of the iuw and are opposed to the poiite
officers because of certain infractions
which they think should be prevented
The result was tbat when .he difficulty
Hernial Logan and Hutchison occurred
Sunday evening ast followed by John
Nelson s ducking a laud outcry against
Hutchison aruse, in which many joined.
Messrs. Nelson and Logan appeared
before Stipendiary Magistrate Abrams
and demanded the issuance of a warrant
against Hutchison for assault. The
magistrate offered 10 give a summons as
usual in such cases but declined to give
a warrant, as tliere was no danger of thc
officer's decamping. He, however,
promptly'ordered officer Scharschmidt to
put him under arrest and have him before
the magistrate at 2 p.m. which was done.
But the cuinp:��iuauiS'Hppeiiied to think
the coutt was bound ti��*e_nuuct its proceedings according-it. 1-tlieir *idea*y ami
straightway lhey charged that lhe magis.
traie was dr, ing .111 screen lhe ollicer,
and thai, a warrant had been reiused
Iheni,' Thoughtless persons took up
; lheir complaint and one went so far as
lu ��ire the K.ee Press an utterly untrue
���ind scurrilous message chargig officer
Hutchison with ijaving attacked during a
drunken debauch,,two ol our respectable
citizens, adding, '.'As there seenis In be a
disposition dn the'pu'rt of the magistrate
111 screen the officer we appeal 10 public
sentiment in this tnatier. Weask comment from ihe proyince at large on the
same." Ad this belore the trial aud
befoie the officer had had an opportunity
to be heard, i'he matter was carried so
lar that the iragistrale was blamed for
informing the Superintendent of the Pro*
vincial Police of cue arrest of an officer,
although it is III*, duty of that officer to
see lhat the law is enforced and his
subordinates arc properly performing
their duties, und tn cause anv offender
against lhe laws to be put on trial. Well
the mountains labored and brought forth
a mouse. Supt. Hussey came up on
Wednesday. The court was promptly
convened the same evening with limes
Abrams, H. C CnlhSand W. B. Walker
on the bench. Mr. Cane, of Nanaimo,
appeared for Logan and Nelson, and Mr.
Young for Hutchison* Uy consent of
both parties, the case was adjourned
until 9 o'clock the next morning, when
A. McKnight, J. P.' appeared on the
bench in place of Walker. The evidence
was fully gone into. * It appears that
theie had been �� "game going on
Saturday night at a prominent place nn
Dunsmuir Avenue, and thai officers
Hutchison and Scharschmidt had gotten
on to it and broken it up. As Logan
and a Mr. Savage came out threats were
heard uttered in no verv choice language
against the officers. It is true thai
Logan and Savage deny this but both
ollieers swear to it and the facl of lhe
"game" being played was not disputed.
h was also in proof that there was an
unfriendly feeling nn lhe pari of Logan
towards Hutchison, Sunday evening
Hutchison and Lo-an met in Van-
Houten's drug store, when the ollicer
.charged Logan wilh saying some very
uncomplimentary things about him.
Words passed between them, some of
which would not look well in print. Van-
Houten objected to any trouble there and
lhe parties interested reached the side
walk, and betiv een the drug store and
the post office, Hu chison laid his cane
in a gentle way upon Logan's shoulder
and warned him that it would be well if
he stopped talking about him. Logan
swore to use of bait language but admitted that the cane was not applied I'* him
so as to hurt h'm. Hutchison swears
���this was uncontradicted���" I was taken
unawares and struck by Logan on lhe
side of the head antl knocked off the
sidewalk. He (Logan) was immediately
on lop of me and hnd mc by the ihroat
and si ruck nie some heavy blows on the
head and face. V bat occured after that
1 -ion't kuow"   He nisi, tviore he was
Family Grace 8 and Meat Market
Flour, Feed, Field and Garden Seeds, Etc., Etc.
Is well stocked with choice fresh and salt
mfcats, vegetable s, butter, eggs, poultry and
all kinds of fruits . . .
���**-**_* 1^"Goods Delivered Promptly
not under the influence nf liquor, and
officer Schardindi says lhat neitner then
nor the next morning was there any smell
of liquor about htm. Dr. Jiff, tcstiiied
to ttie injuries as severe and said tliey
were of a character In not onlv possibly
but probabiy make him irrational lur
a time He did not see him until the
next morning. He then was ratiunal but
The trouble betweep Hutchison and
Nelson was a short time after ihe officer's beating by Logan. Scharschmidt
was with him. They ��ere passing along
the sidewalk whiie Hutchison was being
conducted in his "d ,zed'* condition to
waids Rigg's room. The icitson ur
going there as _iven by Sch irsmidt was
to escape observation as it was time
when people were going to chuich.
They met Nelson ur were oiertaken by
linn���which doe., nnt appear���when
Hutchison gave him a shove with hts
shoulder which sent hiin-Nelsun- into a
hole cr tank tilic-'i ���> nil water along srae
ol the s dewa.k. It appear; they had r.o
trouble anil no uurcis were used by either
uf. them,   nor   were: lhey   acquainted.
Hutchison was so dazed he remembers
nothing about ll. It was a little past
dusk. Scharschmidt savs he did not act
as though he new what he was about.
The above presents the matter as fairly
as we can state it. We have the evidence
in full but have not the space to print
it all.
A lew words were said by the lawyers
and the court reined 20 minutes to 12 to
consider the evidence. Upun reassembling at 12.45 'I" cuun announced us decision dismissing the cases, stating that
they recognized that there was a gambling element in our midst and thai in
tlu.ir opinion the trouble had grown out
ofthe efforts ofthe uliicers who have
been active in atteiii,,ting its suppression.
They did not hold, nevertheless, officer
Hutchison wholly blameless. They
thought he had been indiscreet. As
there was no evidence ef drunkenness, but
testimony to the contrary, he must stand
exhoneratcd as to that. While they did
not look upon his encounter with Nelson
under the circumstances as a criminal
offence lhey thought he owed that gentleman an apology nnd that he should
renumerate bim lor any loss he had sustained which Mr. Hutchison xgreed lo
Methoiu.st chuiiL'U ���.Services eonduoted
bv panlor      u .|..���.6- iuiilullug OuU.    Evening��� DrOibiuU,
I'KKSIiVTEKIAS    CHUIlCH ��� Services    000-
duotcd u> pitcur at usual huure.
Ao autopsy waa held Saturday forenoon
un the hini) ���r ihe liltle ohild ol Mr.
Tubsueo, * lio died ou Pilday. The nrnv
neat lh offi-er, I'i MllUld, of Cuurleuuy
uo, duel, d ihu ou'.np .y assisted hy all of
tha local pnysici ,111, Aa a result the die*
e��te ol winch the cmld uled waa prunouuoad
dipnttiuna. We do not uuduietaud that
ttita ia much, if auy d.fTervuv from membraneous croup, hut it u better uuderetuod
by the public. So far, we understand, the
diaeaae la confined tu die Varly aud Tobacco
dwtlliiiga whiuii, are of course ornamented
with tae usual warning sign. While there
ia 110 occasion for any soare and while it ia
hoped aud expected that the diaeaae wilt bo
oiiiiiiued to its iiriment limits, too muoh
ueutlou juuijoi. be taken In every hoil******
keeper iu reg-ud iu the ,ua���iiudiu*> of the
preuiuea. Ju.c a, *oou us lhe enow aud
toe are gone the health officer will bo about
aod it were much hotter to anticipate his
oounog by putting everything ia a unitary
ciiiidiiii'u. Wnerever foul amella true,
sickuees le luviud aud will ino t eurelv
ui.kc- its appearance. Look well to tbe
water; butter 111 ailotsee boil it and even
inillt ia hitter oteriltiud.
���onion ammva
Tt e tng Mi.ohief left oa thi 20th with (I
tons 01 ci.ai for veaael'a uae.
Tbe Rainbow Ielt on the 27th with IH
ti us ul ooal ior the C P.N. et Victoria.
Tlie tug Vancouver lett on the 27th witk
176 wua of ccal lur tbe Eleetrio Tremwejr,
The tug Tepiu left on the 26th with ITO
tons ol oual aud 21 tuna ol eoke lor the
Sugar R< tiniry, lie* Work* and fleet**!*
Liubt Wurka at Vancouver.
Tne Ptogieaaiat sailed on th* 27lh with
3,892 tona ol coal lor the Southern Paoite
ai ti.u Fraauiauo.
The Miuueulu cleared on the 20th wild
3,300 tuns cf coal for the SouiLceu PeeUl*
ai P* rt Las Augcl**.
Sau Uaieo will he due about Mar ah Ith.
Mra J. S. Kendall witl leave Friday for
Victoria to unite a atudy of tbe spring
styles   previoaa to her   Spring  Ouauiog
au,i -.Siii.
A farewell dance waa given Mr. Brown
iiu, na, biitu wiiti tit. Geo. Iluwe everetnec
hu oiwrvii his hotutry aad store et thi*
place. Ue haa hteu obliging aad OOirtMU*
auu aa a uiat.ar ui courae popular, *od mttr
tnat he ww ou lh* eve ol departure t* aaeke
hia home in Vancouver, hi* friend* aalabr*
ted Ihe event by a hop which took ft***
Wednesday uignt. It waa a very pllmel
affair and well attended. The UuettUta.
Donald ware over from Com** Bey aad
there wea a goodly number {rata De*.
man Ialaud. Ur. Malcolm MoDeaeid ea��
edaa floor manager and good nui* WM
Brunded by linear* Martin and S-ailk at
Oj Saturday night Cumberland hall wee
u.cktd iu tn* doors; almoat everyone is,
Ucun turutdout to do honor te Yeeaf
Cauaua, ai.d were rewarded bj witu*aia_
* Very laudable *oterUiutnent,
Mr. W.ikui, Mia* PoweU and Ultra.
Niukeracu, ue entitled to great ��������*������������
uauon lor the indelatigablt work eat
patience given to th* training al ao mtaj
exuberant tnd vary yout g pupil*.
When all  deserved  mention It eoaae
hardly fair to nunc* uy  on*  apwial ft,.
foruituue, but lack ol apace only lorbida a*
payiua tribute to th* cltveratat ud tl****
bility ol the ohildren individually.
A "Suuuul Song" by nearly all th*t*ho*l
wa* very pleaatut to listen te, ior the word*
were ao dlatiucily uttered, ud th*
lie.ii aud yuui.g.
Tm, "Duae urill" provoked much t
rneut, eud the Howling young aa tilt, M
10 ei(j ,y   the  impraeeiou  mad* 00 -taair
,��.-"How  Oouip Seieade"-
spukeo ut hy euuie one a* vary appropri*t*-
ly selected lor a Cuion audieuc*.    Tritata t
Twenty-lour little uieideua demurely weat
through a pietty drill���"Th* Uremawar
Au iuitrauental dutt by tk* little Uiam
Orant waa nuiarkahl* lor Ik* perleot iim '
kept, but luted tu ehoit tk* augi****
A "Bud Song" by Mia* William* U4
M ia> iLmatay who both poaaaaed iwatt
VO ee* waa appreciated.
Several dialogues, whioh wu* prwautUf
goud. but tu  thua*   aittiug   back  ol  tbe
yuuoger ud uoiaiw part et th* ��ednn*��.
uiUiciiiv w hear.
' hcveral pretty tableaux fellowtd.
During tn* interval! occuring tttwata
pieces, tne Union Brtaa Bui dia*e��lt*A
une niuaiu. Their kmdnut ud gtntrwity
>u playing Ior ao many eatartaiumuta 1*
wull known, auu wa feel enured oar oiltaea*
will prove Iheuiaclvea ellually guar***, ud
alao grateful by buying, every man, * ticket
of adiutsatuu to tbe bail to be given by tk*
baud ou ihc 17tb nt thta month.
Mr, Wetkiu wu hue, there ud tvtry-
wnere uun, g ib* eveuiug intrshkll'tg kra
twiMred lore**.
To Biore* 8on, paiuUra ud **fU
hangars, much credit I* do* lot providog
th* lUga aoenery without ekarfa. Ika
work waa well ion*.
Tbe Christian Endeavour Society em*
ntcted witb the Presbyterian church will
give an entertainment on Ib* evening of
March :ist. in Cumberland Hall when
tome special feature* ol amusement will
be presented. The proceeds to g* towards ih* filling up ofthe hall id tbt
church haiexnaai, '���<v *v, *vr..N
War's Wreck and Rain Would Dure
(John Carrick in the Hamilton Times.)
* * The present generation In the United
Statea know nothing nbout war, save
ob the recollectlona of the myriad of
"colonels" which the struggle ol
1861-5 Inflicted on nn outraged public, nnil the yarns spun mostly from
limey, by tlie never-tiring Btory writer*. The older generation, now all but
passed away, had some rather bitter
personal experience of what war
meant, although Bismarck declined to
dignity that unpleaHiintnosB ns "war,"
preferring to stylo it "tlio scrambling
of armed mobs In tho wootlp." It
cost dearly In lifo nnd property, and
coats yet ln pension* about $110;,-
000,000 a year thirty years alter It
te a memory. Yet who can read the
history oi the causes leading up to It
without feeling that It was due to
wire-pulling politicians, and that il
Mr. Lincoln hud hud us strong a will
as he had good heart, and could have
bad his way, It never would liavo
taken place? Who knows to whnt
a high plane the United States might
have risen but for that horrid, whole-
Bale fratricide ?
Yet to-day eome fools���many of
them, If we may believe tlie swashbuckler Journals���court a struggle
beside wliich the civil war wonld
pale Into insignificance. And for
what? The gratification ol pride,
the pride of tlie bully who
thinks lie sees a chance for
glory at a cheap price; an im-
pertinont meddlesomeness which
would gain nothing, but stake all on
a fetich, as ridiculous as tite cotton
field hand's venoratlon for the foot
Of a rabbit killed at the full of the
moon. Tlie hatred ol Britaia taught
In United States schools, the low
standard ol ethics which marks their
politics, the false theory ol patriotism permeating the lower stratum
of the population, and which makes
It the stamping ground of tlie demagogue, have much to do with the
feeling lately shown. The people hnte
the Britain of the Georges; they
have stood still, while she has gone
forward with giant strides In the
path of the higher civilization. The
better classes In the States see this;
many good men raise tlielr voices to
protest and enlighten, but too often
they are greeted with ridicule; and
how few there are wbo can withstand nn accusation of lack nf
patriotism! Yet how many mistake
boorlshness nnd insolence for " Americanism"! Dealing with the recent
outbreak of wild war talk the Scientific   American says :-
Some seventy years ago the Monroe
doctrine wns enunciated by the
United States This doctrine, op-
���poslbg the increase of the territory of
any ��� European government on the
western hemispheric, seems to have
bren justllleii nt* the time by *t|:io
events In Europe. To-day, pushed to
Its utmost development, It would make
us the guardian of almost all the
western hemisphere. We should logically feel that we are at the bock
nntl call of every neighboring South
American republic to light Its buttles
against European powers. This is a
pretty serious burden. It mny lead
to contrrntuintory messages from the
cpuntrl-s whoso en use we espouse,
but It will net ns a constnnt menace
to* our pence.
Aside irorn tho horribly- fratricidal
' character ol such a coniilct, tho effect on the material prosperity of the
Uulteel States of a war with Britain
Is worthy ol consideration Tho
authority just quoted says: '* Our
vast exports aro sold to England and
nre cnrrlcd In English ships. She Is
ourg rent customer tor cereals and
cotton and other protlucts In which
ave act as almost tho world's purveyor. If n war occurred between
us nnd our best customer, every blow
we strlko nt her prosperity is a blow
at our own.'-
The first week of the war would do
Incalculable millions ot damage; tho
succeeding weeks would sec ltepubll-
���can and representative Government
made contemptible in the eyes ol the
world, while lives nnd property would
be annihilated In battles of iiulm-
agtncd dcstructlvcness.
The simple message of the President,
which message seemed to threaten
war, has already hail far-reaching
consequences. ��� ��� ��� Th0 lurther Issue
of bonds, In proportion as It becomes
moro difficult, appears more necessary.
The very hopes of tho administration
nro defeated by Its own acts. The
Christmas season of 1K95 will long lie
remembered by those ruined In the
crisis brought about by needless precipitancy. Already ln the Impairment
of the value nf securities and ln tho
Injury to the country's credit, our
standing, In a posslhlo war, has been
But It ls to lio hoped tbo consequences
of tbo more threat by President
Cleveland will bo of value as a lesson
which shall tend to peace. Already
the absurd claims for the Monroe
doctrine are the laughing-stock ol
the world, of none more than educated Americans. With Britain there
���seems to be no cause for seeking a
quarrel. She does not seem Indisposed to object to a reasonable care
ot the Interests ol the peoples of
South Amorlca by tbe United States:
she Is not seeking territory; but she
may reasonably Insist that protectorship Involves responsibility. We
have not much hope lor any good results from Cleveland's commission; It
lias Its good men, It has also ono
man who Is disannulled by violent
partisanship publicly expressed. But
If any facts tending to a settlement
are brought out by It, tho evil done
by Cleveland and Olney will In some
measure lie atoned for. There Is no
reasonable, cause for quarrel lietween
Britain and the States, but the fact
that such questions aro    made pre
texts for discourtesy and threats ot
war In order to pump up party enthusiasm Is a strong argument to
the masses, who do not live by politics or '��� patriotism," for somo International body whose business It shall
lie to take all such problems out ol
the sphere of partisanship and settle
them on the basis ol reason and Justice.
And What is the Proper Way to
Observe it.
An Attack Which May Cost Two
Lives Tet.
A Jefferson, la., despatch ��nys: The,
bloodiest episode In the history    of
Green county wns ennctod near l'ulun
last night. As John Brown, a respected and peaceable farmer, was
sitting In his home nbout 0 o'clock
there was a knock ut the dei.r, and,
supposing a neighbor had come to
spend un hour, ho opened the door,
only to look In tho muzzle of a double-
barreled shotgun levelled by lib, neighbor, John Fleck. He knocked aside
the weapon and Jumped upon his assailant. Thc gun fell without having
been discharged and the two men
grappled and went down.
At this Juncture u new factor appeared in the person of George, the
17-year-old son of Fleck, who hud accompanied his father upon bis murderous errand, George carried a six-
shooter in each band and was no
sooner ln tlie house thau he begun
shot ting Brown wns shot in she
cheek und Fleck received a bullet
through the bund,
Scarcely had the echo of the t*tiots
died,away when John, Jun., eldest son
of Bro wa. entered tlie house uud y-o&ng
Fleck began pouring lead into him,
one bullet taking eifect ln tlie breast
Just above the heart and another
currying uwuy a big chunk of skin
from liis forehead.
At this moment Jim, tlte youngest
Brown boy, a lud only 111 yeurs,
attracted by the llrlug, entered the
room und, ut once realizing the situation, grabbed a stick oi stove wood
and knocked the revolvers irom Fleck's
hands. John Hrown, jun., although
desperately wounded reached Ior oue
of the revolvers and shot Georgu
Fleck in the buck just us he started
to run. Jim followed und caught him,
clubbing him uutil be was insensible.
Meantime tlie fearful struggle betweeu the older men eoutluued, uud
Jim returned to tbe house Just in
time tu suve bis lather irom being
choked to death, lie dealt Fleck u
blow on the head, rendering him Insensible, aud then turned his attention to bis injured brother. As -soun
as the elder Brown recovered sufficiently to take a bund he seized u
bottle containing powder thut had
fallen Irom Fleck's uveruuut, ami
simushed it over the hitter'* iu*...i
Theu, seizing tlie Jugged bottle he
punched und gouged at the bitter's
luce and head uutil it was literally
a mass ol pulp.
Within a few moments tlte neighbors, attracted by the shooting,
came to the scene. They fouud uid
man Fleck lying iu the middle of tbe
room, his head ou a pillow and his
leet  and  arms chained  with a    log
chain. Ho wa.s unconscious and a
frightful sight.
George Fleck was lound Insensible
in the road, shot through the body,
and Mary Brown, the daughter, who
hud been milking ut the time the al-
fray commenced, was found iu the
cow yard, whr-e she had been, it is
said, knocked over witli a milking
stool by one of the Flecks before
they came to the house. The evident
purpose of John Fleck nnd his son
seems to have been to murder the
entire Brown lamlly.
It Is not thought tliat John Brown,
Jun., and the elder Fleck can survive.
The lorincr was shot through the
lungs, and Fleck's injuries are so severe the doctors suy there is no hope
for hlui. The elder Brown and Geo.
Fleck, although badly used up, will
recover, and Mary Brown's Injuries
aro not serious.
Tbo Flecks will Iw placed in Jail to
await the action of tho grand Jury,
as soon as they are able, although
when John Fleck is moved It will
probably be to the cemetery. The
younger Brown boy, Jim, who played
the most Important part In the bloody
moloe and saved his father's life, wus
not Injured.
Tlio motive for tho alleged conspiracy Is not well known. Tho neighbors, It Is Bald, among them the
Browns, accused tho Flecks of chicken
stealing. It Is also said by tho neighbors that tho Flecks, while on their
way to Brown's Inst night, remarked
that they would shoot Brown or die.
Tho latter and his family aro honest,
peacenblo peoplo, and no blame at*
Inches to tbem In the terrible punishment thoy wero compelled to moto
out to tho Flecks In saving their
own lives.
Two Oue-stlous About Which Opinio!**
IMITer-Vlews of l>r. llielil, on the Subject���He says the Whole* Mosaic Code
Wua Abroaj-tteri hy uhrlat���The tublla
of tbe Karly Christ liens.
Great prominence lias been given
lately to tlie demands ol Sabbatarians for the proper obervunce ol Bun-
day, or tho Sabbath. It Is commonly
tituglit und supposed tbat certain
(ilwi'i-vnni-e ol tlio Sabbath Is obligatory on all Christians. It may
astonish many to examine on what
grounds ench teachings and suppositions rost.
The Fourth Commandment Is lam-
lllur to nil. It enjoins total abstliv*
t-ni*c- from labor ou tin- seventh day,
the day of rost. Iu Exodus xxsl. It
is nlso stated tliat every ono that
dcllloth the Sabbath sliall bu put to
death, for whosoever doeth any work
thereon that soul shall In cut off
from among his people, whoso doutlt
any work on tho Sabbath day, shall
surely be put to death. In other
parts of the samo book it Is enjoined
that [Ires shall not im kindled and
food shall not be cooked on the Sabbath day. Wo are told of ono man
who was put to death Ior kindling
a tire on tbe Sabbath day.
Of Christians generally It may lie
said that priests and people alike
light fires, cook nnd perform other
work on tlie day, cither personally
or by the agency of their servants.
The Bible declares tliut a Sabbath
day's journey Is seven and u hull
furlongs, a little loss than an English mile. Wo know to what extent
this limitation is observed at the
present time. The tact tbat the commandments refer to the seventh day
of the week Is entirely disregarded
savo by the soct Seventh Day Baptists and tho Jews. The change Irom
the seventh day to tho first is entirely without any scriptural warrant, although It is on the authority of the Bible that all claims to
the observance of the Sabbath are
based. But granting that tbe change
In days Is proper, tlio fact remains
that none of the Sabbatarians obey
tbo commands set forth concerning
tho dny In the Old Testament.
Moreover, if the observance of the
Sabbath Is binding on Christians, then
all tho other requirements of the
Jewish law are equally In forco upon
Christians. Ordinarily, It Is taught
that thc ceremonial observances of
tbe .lews were abrogated, except in
regard to the Sabbath. Ab a matter
of fact, there is absolutely no authority for such teaching. The whole of
the Jewish law, Including the observance of the Sabbath, ls treated as a
whole In all tho New Testament
teachings, aud no distinction In favor
of the Sabbath can be found stuted or
Implied in any part of the Christian
books. .,
The Apostle.Paul declares: "Let no
man, tbcrclore, judge yuu In meat, or
In drink, or In respect of un holy day,
or of the new moon, or of tiie Sabbath day, which ure a shadow of
things to come, but the body is ol
Christ." The apostle places all the
features of the law In the same category���that they are aot binding on
the Christian conscience.
shall come ln His second advent. There
is no reason to forbid understanding
this passage ln the writing of Stj.
John as a reference to that day ol
the Lord's second coming.
In his vision, he was, as It were,
present lu the spl It at that time, and
then he beheld tha revelation of the
wonders that shall at last come upon
the earth. II this interpretation be
not accepted, the text cannot possibly
prove more than the mere fact that
the early Christians were In the habit
ol referring to the lirst day ot the
week, or some, day, as the Lord's day.
There is no suggestion that Christians
observed It ln accordance with the
letter or the spirit of the Jewish Sabbath.
A just statement of the apparent
fact ls that the whole Mosaic code
was abrogated by Christ, Who was
the substance of which the law was
the shadow, and no part of the observance by Israel is binding on Christians, except those parts which have
beon reaffirmed by Christ, or by thoso
who have Ielt us the record ol ills
lifo nntl teachings. It ls fair to believe that there ls something more
than mere chance In the fact that
every one of the commandments In the
decalogue Is recommended In the New
Testament, with tho one notable exception ol the fourth, that which re*
3ulrcs the observance ol the Sabbath
Am to the value of tho Christian
Sabbath observance thero can
be no doubt. Tills Ib not designed to
serve as un argument against the
worth ot It as a Christian institution. It ls not intended iih a protest,
for no one more than tho writer haB
a profound regard for the sanctity
of the day, and a hope for Its universal maintenance. But it is usual to
accuse those who do not observe the
day la accordance with tlio rigid
views of the Sabbatarians of blasphemy, rejection of duties Imposed by
tho Bible and disregard of Christ's
mandates. Such charges are too severe, since there ls no evidence whereby they can be Justified. It has been
shown tliat to-day none obey the
positive commands ot thc Old Testament, concerning the proper observance of the Sabbath, and that tliere
Is no bint to be found anywhere that
Christians nre bound by the Jewish
duties of the day.���Rev. T. Y. Dabb,
D. D., In the Boston Herald.
The Heavyweight Pug Before and
After Taking.
An egg nnd an o!!lce-boy diflur In
that one ts bost when It's fresh and
tho other Isn't.
" Well," observed the casual caller, " Mr, Cleveland bas seized John
Buil by the horns." "Oh, no," replied tlie snake editor. "He haa
grabbed the bull by the lion's tail."
" Aren't you the same beggar that
I gave half a pie to last week ?"
" I guoss I am, mum; but I'm will-
In' to let bygones be bygones. It
ain't In my heart to bear no malice."
Pat was dragging across the pavement a truck laden with bags ol
specie from tlie express wagon to the
office. " I see money's coming your
way, Pat," said a friend. " Yes," replied Pat, as he shoved the trnck
through the office door. "Ol'm Jist
rollln* In wealth."
"Did you fall?" said a man, rushing to tho rescue of a woman who
slitmed on the icy pavament thta
morning. "Oh, no," she said. "I just
snt down to see If I could Ilnd any
lour-lcnf clover."
Christ gives no re-ennctment of the
law concerning the observance o! the
Sabbath day. On the contrary, his
sole reference to it was when ho
offended the Jews by His carelessness
111 fulfilling the rigid decrees of the
Old Testament for Its observance. Of
It He said ln defence ol His conduct,
���' The Son of Maa is Lord even of the
Sabbath day."
All of the New Testament writers
are silent concerning any duty on the
part of Christians to observe the
Jewish day alter the Jewish fashion.
One important Incident in tho narrative given in tlio book of tlio Acts
bears directly on the subject. This Is
the first council of tho Christian
church, that wliich was hold at Jerusalem, to consider u question submitted by tlio Christians of Antioch.
Tlio question was ns to whether or
not the Gentiles wbo became Christians wero bound to follow tlio Jewish law as to circumcision und other
requirements of the law of Moses.
This council made the following report : " For It seemed good to the
Holy Ghost nntl to us to Iny upon
you no greater burden than these necessary things, that ye abstain from
meats offered unto Idols, from things
strangled, and from fornication ; from
which It yo keep yourselves ye shall
do well."
The authority of the council is unquestioned in tiie -Christian chut-oli, it
determines onco and for all just how
much of the old Jewish law Is' to Isi
considered au binding upon tho followers tif Christ. Tho .Jewish Jaw
wns given to tho Jewish people, and
never to any other people. It was
binding upon thom, but never on
Christians, or any other race. Thore
is no hint given anywhere that nn
exception was mado by which the
Jewish Sabbath became obligatory on
other races, or on Christians.
According to tho Now Testament,
the early Christians were ln the habit
of assembling ln the evening of tlie
first day ol tho week for worship.
They met to break bread ln remembrance of Jesus, because on thnt day
He rose from the dead. But ln the
texts of the Ncw Testament, ns well
a�� la ecclesiastical history, we find
nothing thnt goes to show that the
enrly Christians had any Idea of keeping a Sabbath or that on that day
they discontinued their ordinary avocations. In thousands of instances, it
would have been Impossible for the
Christians or those days to rest on the
first dny of the week, 'inasmuch as
they were the servants of Jewish or
henthen masters, who would not havo
permitted to them a day of idleness
for the sake ol tbe Man ot Nnznreth.
One passage often quoted in this
connection Ib that of the Book of the
Revelation, whore St. John says: "I
wns in tlie spirit on the Lord's dny."
The phrase "the Lord's day" Is used
a number of times in the Bible referring   to   the dny   when the Lord
A strong Arraignment of the Artificiality
of Uppertendom.
Something has been said Irom time
to time in these columns concerning
the state of society in New York, and
how littio opportunity the young
mun of genius or excellent social
standing or historic lineage has of
moving with "the swell set," nnd
generally with some stricture upon
the intellects of the leaders of fashion. It has been set forth here, mat
American men und women ol wealth
uud distinction arc constantly
straining tlielr eyes Europeward In
rapt admiration, while tlie host ol
brilliant young Americans move unnoticed beneath them. It hits beeu
pointed out here, that "swell lunc-
tious" and -���entertainments" have
dwindled to little more than single-
ringed menageries where European
novelties are trotted out, heralded,
of course, by a loud discussion ol
tholr dignities and attended by their
American exhibitor, whose special
property, dining their local presence,
they are. It is a mnro miserable matter to contemplate the recent "social"
incidents tliat have attracted widespread attention���the bubbles that
have risen, burst and rippled the
otherwise placid social pool. First
tliere come tlie reports from Paris
ol the unhappy life led by the Countess Casteliane, who bestowed the
Gould millions upon tliut young nobleman in the hope ol leading tlte elite
of Purls. Theu there come tlio reports from London of tlio businesslike steps being takeu to establish
the young Duchess of Marlborough In
the lead ol royalty there���a brace ol
mercenary matrimonial laets burd
enough and cold enough to knock
and ireeze the God of Lovo out of
his very reason. Here lu New York
the journals reeked with details of
how Mrs. Ferdinand Yznuga arranged
to marry the Count Belli Zlchy belore
she had yet divorced herself Irom ber
husband, und how Mrs. Alva Smith
Vanderbilt, mother of tlie lluebess of
Marlborough, has so booh lifter ber
���separation frimn William K. united ln wedlock with Oliver
II. P. Belmont, whose name was
connected with hers long beforo tho
announcement oi this engagement or
her recent divorce bail occurred to
prove It. Even those divines ol the
Episcopal Church, whose teachings are
modified to cover tho gnltles nnd ib-
ertles ol the "swagger set,' revolted
at this last exhibition of ungodliness
and refused to marry the pnlr. Then
the ceremony was performed by tho
mayor���of their own circle.
II straws Bltow which way the wind
blows, whnt ilo theso weather vaiuis
of Indecency Indlcnto'.' With Biich ub
theso for leaders, bow elevating must
bo tho Influence of tlio " swell set,'
ami bow much good enn thoy not tlo
lor the upltltlng and onobllng of thoae
who struggle to join thom and do?
Aro they liberal ?���thousands ol
tradesmen nre making millions selling
baubles to them. Are tbey charitable?���the Gerry Society is tonrlng
infants from the enro of the unholy
poor at their behest day after day.
Are they righteous ?���a young girl, a
niece of one of the richest, but poor
and fallen, staggered day after day
to their door to nek for aid and was
denied. In a field they fouud bier,
dead. While their sumptuous halls
blazed with light nnd their carriages
rolled luxurious to nnd fro, she was
made to feel the full penalty of her
error.    Righteous?    Well, rather.
And this ls the society which should
stand for the highest ln everything
American ; this the " set " thnt should
gather together the painters, poets,
sculptors, the young of every form of
promising genius and mnko of them
leaders    a mom;    men. Bali I���The
Propb-t   In   February   Ev'ry Month,
New York.
Muffled to the ears In a dark blue
sweater, the heavyweight sat In bis
dressing-room. A couple of lurrows
denoting concentrated thought np*
peared ln the narrow space between
his eyebrows and hair. He wos
about to enter the ring and expose
his chin to the deadly knock-out
blow. Neur this mngnlllrant human
brute hovered bis trainer, also attired ln a sweater, kocnly alort to every
move and sound. The suave gentleman In the role of financial backer,
who manipulates tho gate receipts,
was also there, trying to appear gay
anil debonulre, but palpably anxious.
At the bolted door stood a fawning tin
horn sport without a penny In his
pocket, but with a good prospect ol
fondling a couple ot dollars If things
went right. Ilo knew the heavyweight from having seen his picture
In the pink periodicals and worshipped
him accordingly.
The dressing-room contained little
besides the heavyweight and 'tis
friends. In ono corner was a wide
cot of rough boards hastily knocked
together, on which the pugilist reclined, thinking that he thougnt. On
a tnble opposite btood a number ot
bottles containing whiskey, alcohol
nnd liniments. Tbero wore also a
sponge, somo fans and towels, and under tlio table a tub of Ice.
Outside could lie nenrd tho roni- of
tho rabble nt 1(1(1 per head, enpyflng
the preliminary bout as seen through
the murky haze of tobneco smoke.
Tho event ot the evening���the meeting of the heavyweights���waB next on
the programme. A favored few gained admittance to the dressing-rooms,
for there wero two or three retreats
Substantial looking men ln cheese colored overcoats nnd diamonds & shade
or two lighter crowded in to shake
the hnnd of tho thumper on whom
they hnd staked their money, and to
whisper a word of encouragement in
his ear. Some who were not sports,
but hnd friends In that line, gazed
awestruck at the reclining gladiator
anil hts array of fighting paraphernalia.
Having exhausted lib! oratory in
making tlie match, the heavyweight
had nothing to Bay, and those who did
give vent to words spoke ln subdued
whispers. It was a painfully solemn
and Impressive occasion. Now and
then the trainer, lest he be overlnoked
tn the shadow of the stellar attraction, clipped a, bit of court plaster
with which he tenderly dressed an
Imaginary scratch on the pickled
paws of his employer.
Eventually the battle takes place,
and at the end of an hour the heavyweights are back ta their rooms. The
winner Is now the most voluble or
the excited throng which crowds the
small apartment to C.<f.door. He recapitulates every b-w given and
tnken during the fight, and point*
out on the chin of the backer* the
exact spot on which he landed the
final touch. Everybody is deliriously
happy, for tbey have won money, and
call the backer familiarly by his first
name. That astute Individual ls effusively solicitous Ior the welfare of
his trained animal, und presses upon
him a drink of brandy Irom a very
small nnd curiously wrought bottle,
The shape of the flask creates the
Impression that the liquor Ib of a
superior quality, distilled expressly
Ior winning pugs. ���
He ls slow ubuut dressing himself, Is
tho victor, fur the red welts und
gouges on his neck, breast and arms
enhance his popularity 100 per cent.
But he altects not to notice theso
wounds and chats gayly about how-
he knew that dub wouldn't be ln it
with him, etc. They all llnally depart, howover, with the gato receipts,
and spend the night In drinking champagne.
Across ln the other drcsslngt-room
tho dub sits blinking dizzily at vacancy. He shakes so that the trainer
Is unable to dress tlio fallen Idol.
There Is no oue present but the
trainer and a couple of poor but loyal
friends who had nothing to stake nn
the rosult. Even the backer hu* retired In disgust, and the hisses ol
the sports who supported the loser
before the fight, nnd which followed
him as he was dragged limp and
beaten from tho ring, still sound In
the purple curs of the vanquished
man. Ills stomach has been hammered back nnd welded to Ills spine,
both eyes am glued shut, his nose
brokon and swollen and avery bono
and muscle In his pnln-rackod body
In melancholy silence, disturbed
only by the Intermittent groans of
the pugilistic ruin, hi strainer rubs
bim down with camphor and arnica,
occasionally pouring something from
a black bottlo Into tho throat of
the sufferer. He still trembles like a
mun with palsy and Is too weak anil
wabbly to stand without support.
Aftor nn hour of grooming thn
victim ol misplaced money, sodden
with drink, ls squeezed In ills
elotbos, then bundled Into a hack
and spirited away through side
streets and alleys to the oblivion of
a Ilnmman bath. He ls simply a
whipped dog, witb no more credit or
standing than the bull pup chewed to
Ilnish ln the regular pit. The other
fellow Ib honored by the Interviewers,
and his remarks are wired to every
portion of the civilized world. Later
on he opens a saloon and becomes a
power ln politics.���N. Y. Journal.
Th . B itlsh warship Mohawk was
despatched hu stlly yesterday afternoon from Kingston to Havana, It ls
thought by mauy persons there that
the causo of her sudden departure was
that there had b "a a revolt among
the Spanish volunteers In the Cuban
capital, and that the Mohawk hns
been sent to protect tie lives ant*
property of British subjects.
The United State- Treasury gold
reserve stands  at $47,155,1-18. 1
"I will not Insist on this point today," said the magistrate, " but I
expect trom you u fbrulgb lior ward
answer to a luestlon which
may affect your accomplices.
Wus Monsieur ue i'ancorvo
the author of the nocturnal ,
uttacks of which Monsieur de Servon
and many others wero the victims ?"
"Monsieur de Pancorvo was a scoundrel," repeated the wounded mnn. "I
have already told you so, aud I can
tell you no more."
"Two of hi* servants, upon whom
-grave suspicion rests, havu beeu captured. Can you give mo any Information about theso men?"
"These two men must hnvo done
as tlielr master did, but I do not know
Tho mnglstrato reflected deeply,
and, with that rapidity ol Intuition
whicli njukes great magistrates, he
��aw that the prisoner was not lying,
but that he would never conies*. The
scene had already lasted aa hour, and
the wounded man was growing visibly
weaker. It was Ume to put an end
to the examination. The clerk rapidly read the depositions, which Lolseau had not strength to sign. The
doctor wrote a prescription, and took
his departure with the; magistrate,
who could hardly restrain his emotion. The vast room became silent
again, and the sister of charity knelt
down at the bedside and began to
Oa the conclusion of his examination the magistrate hast ned to have
Lolseau's statements veriilcd. The
garden at Montmartre had been carelully searched, and the fragment ot
blouse had been lound clinging to the
tree which the viscount had had the
lata! Idea ol climbing on the night
ot the crime. In addition, one circumstance helped to determine the path
which he had followed. A hard frost
which had occurred alter tho storm
ol the twenty-Ilrst of January had
hardened the mud, and caused Servon's footsteps to remain Imprinted
on the walks. It was evident that
the viscount had not goue lurther
than the tree which had served as his
poet of observation, and these traces,
which murderers leave ln spite of
themselves, as a kind ol Judgment
book, served o* this occasion to clear
un Innocent man.
Other information had already
caused doubts to arise la tbe magistrate'* mind. The story ol Servon's
disguises and his expeditions In pursuit of Lolseau had beea proved, aud
ids explanations had been continued
tn every particular. The actor who
lent hla house, and the portress in
the Bue de la Mlchodlere, of whom
the viscount had made Inquiries, had
spoken Ui support ot these tacts. In
the presence of such a mass ot favorable evidence, the magistrate no longer hesitated, and gave orders tor
Servon's mease. He had, ln addition,
conducted the Inquiry bo discreetly
that Lolseau's watchiul artifices were
crowned with success, for poor Servon's adiciiture was never known to
a soul.
Thus, ,\ lien the viscount entered, at
liberty tnls time, the terrible room
where he had so narrowly escaped
leaving his honor, the reception that
be met with left no room tor doubt
us to tho change which bad taken
place in the mind of the enlightened
magistrate to whom Ids good star
hud directed bim.
The Interview, which Servon rather
tlreuded, was confined to u conversation between two well-cducuted gentlemen. The viscount, who was received with perfect good grace,
thanked ttie magistrate la the most
approved style, und thought it his
duly to renew the explanations which
be had already given. But the magistrate stopped liim, and told him
pleasantly that his story agreed per-
lectly witli the Btutements of the
uuthor ol the Montmartre murder.
Servon, who was ignorant of Lolseau's
arrest, testliled a lively surprise; but,
having un eye to the iltness ot things,
be wus very sparing of questions.
"The culprit came aad gave himsell
up," said the magistrate, "and, without entering Into thc details of an
inquiry which should remain u secret,
1 con tell you that you ure completely
unsolved, and thut in so tar us concerns the prisoner Lolseau, the circumstances do not seem to have hnp-
pened as appearances Indicated."
"Shall I have to appear in court
again'!" asked Servon, uneasy ut the
prospect of having to discloBC his
wretched adventure at the usslte*.
"1 hope not," rep,led tha magistrate.
"Your arrest wus tho result ol un
error quite ln keeping with un affair
eo mysterious; but nothing lu the
mete, connects you with this case,
which will be, I lour, u cause eclebre,
and 1 shall do my best to prevent
your ilgtirlng In It. This disagreeable
adventure will be uu episode ln your
ll,o thut you will not lorget," he added, liiteudlng to give tlie viscount
a slight reminder ol tho well-deserved
K'ssou he hud received.
Scrvou terminated tho lntorvlowby
announcing to the magistrate bis Intention ol devoting tlio anonymous
gilt of sixty-five thousand Irnnes to
somo charitable work. As be took but
leave tbe good magistrate said to
liim with a touch of Irony:
" When the case comes on at the
assizes 1 will send you some tickets
of admission. You will have earned
them ���well."
The viscount returned home with a
light heart and with his mind freed
Irom a terrible weight. At last, then,
lie was about to resume the free
courso of the happy existence which
Uod had marked out for him. and
which his own foolish Imprudence had
so madly disturbed. Tbo nightmare
which had been oppressing him lor
tlio last three months had come to
un end, and the happy Servon gratefully breathed the air of liberty. One
anxiety only mat-red bw Joy. What
would become of poor Lolseau ?
The vlscotiaii, tn spite ot all his
freaks, had an excellent heart, and
he could not forget that iu one oi the
narrow cells, which were too well
known to him, languished an unfortunate man who had come to oiler
his liberty, and perhaps even hts life,
to set him free. Servon had no doubt
thut the mysterious Lolseau was the
Invisible protector who had watched
over him tor the lust three months,
and ho ardently wished to acquit the
debt of gratitude which he had contracted towards this generous
Accordingly, he took a lively Interest ln the mysterious Inquiry
which wus being carried on ln the
dark vaults of the Conclergerle. But
nothing transpired outside touching
the prisoner Lolseuu, and Servon had
had too much cause for thankfulness
for tho secrecy which surrounds criminal proceedings to complain of the
sllinec which had gradually fallen on
the Montmartre crime. He becamo resigned then, to wait the hearing ol
the case, and he determined to use
all his Influence to mitigate the lot,
whatever It might be, ot the unfortunate culprit.
Three months had elapsed since
the dramatic events ot the moath
ot January. The inquiry had been
prolonged to an extent far exceeding
all expectation. After tbe first examination which he had undergone ln
the hospital, the prisoner had been
seized with brain fever, occasioned by
the fearful wound be had received on
his bend. For more than a fortnight the doctor despaired of bis llie,
and the unfortunate Lolseau seemed
fated to carry with bim to the grave
tho secret of the drama ol Montmartre. The patient's robust constitution triumphed over this terrible ordeal ; but his convalescence was a
long one, and the magistrate thought
lit, for the sake of humanity, not to
inflict too frequent examinations on
a man who had miraculously escaped from death. Time was passing,
however, and the magistrate saw
with pain the moment approaching
when he should be obliged, ln the absence ol lurther informatloa, to commit to the assizes, ln company ot two
scoundrels, a man whom he could not
help thinking, tt not Innocent, ot
least very excusable.
After his long Illness Lolseau had
remained ln confinement at the Conclergerle, and the sympathy which
he Inspired had extended to the
whole of the prison staff, from the
sister of charity who nursed him to
the Jailers charged with his custody.
The prison chaplain had made frequent visit* to him, which had been
received with gratitude. The man
who at that time performed this
painful duty was a priest wbo had
left whon still quite young a foreign
mission on account of bad health.
His name was Guerln, and he had
entered the priesthood somewhat
late In life. It was eveu whispered
that violent grief had thrown him
���as It had dons so many" other great
minds���Into the arms of the Church,
and that he had abandoned for an
ecclesiastical career an honorable and
lucrative profession���the bar���where
ho had already been very successful.
Never had the sublime truths ot religion been expounded by a more
sympathetic apostle, and his unspeakable charity had brought many
wandering souls back to God. Per-
suasloa and consolation, such wn*
his mlssioa upon this earth, and ho
itillillei' It with all the tenderness of
bis heart and with all the resources
of his remarkable mind.
Many touching and sublime traits
were related of him. Ho had tea timos
braved martyrdom to evangelize the
fierce cannibals of the Malay Islands;
and, since the time when he had been
called upon to cease thus to expose
his life, he devoted the revenues of
a large fortune to the relief of the
unfortunate wretches whom misery
and vice threw Into %ae prisons. Recourse was had to bim to calm grief
and comfort despair, und the sympathetic goodness which was depicted
on his grave and gentle face softened
tho most depraved criminals, The
governor used to say that with Abbe
Guerln there wus no more Insubordination in the prison.
Tall and thin, slightly bent by the
fatigue of long travels, the chaplain
had retained the distinguished manners nnd language of his former position ln the world. His lean features,
fits pule complexion and his largo Intelligent eyes gave to bis face aa Indescribable expression ol goodness
und melancholy. Ono saw, on looking
nt this priest, that lie had siillered,
nnd thnt misfortune had taught him
to lovo thoso who suffer.
He had heon summoned to Lolseau's
side at tho moment when tho first
examination hnd concluded. When ho
arrived the sick man was writhing In
the grasp ol a terrible delirium, nntl
the sister who nursed him had already begun to make preparation*
for thc Inst sacrament whicli tlte
Catholic religion administers to dying
Abbe Guerln took In his own hands
tho burning hand of the unhappy
man, who was tossing about uttering Incoherent words, and he regarded with a pensive look his face
distorted by palp. One would have
said that he was endeavoring to find
In those troubled features some lost
Idenf, and hiB preoccupation was so
Intense that ho forgot to perform
the functions of his sacred olflce. The
dying man uttered at Intervals disjointed words, and the priest leant
over him, as If endeavoring to grasp
some meaning ln the midst ol the Incoherent words inspired by fever.
"The wretch���he has killed hlm-
lf ever���our eon���avenge them���there
���ln the casket���the prool."
Then the names whicli he had already pronounced after his swoon issued from his lips: " George���Ellen.1
And ln a voice as feeble as a whisper he added: " Gabriel, where are
Upon thin  Abbe Guerln lei,     upon
his knees, and the sister who composedly witnessed this touching scene
heard him murmur: *' My God 1 thou
hadst then- prepared this grief Ior
The priest remained long In prayer,
nnd when he rose his contracted features gave prool oi such agouy that
tho good sister went to letch the doctor. The latter arrived ln haste, but
Abbe Guerln had recovered ihe expression ol gentle calm peculiar to
his face, and he replied to the affectionate questions which were put to
him ti
" It is nothing, doctor. A nervous
pnln to which i nm subject; the Impression which tbe sight of this poor
man's agony mnde on me. He has
more need of your attentions then I.
Uo you think you will be able to save
bim ?"
" I do not despair ol It, although he
has received two terrible wounds���
that on the skull especially. But
tho fellow Is Incredibly strong. Just
Imagine that ln this state he was
equal to going to Boulogne, and travelling buck pursued by the police."
" Mny God hear you, doctor I May
He permit you to save tills wretched
man !'���
" In any case there Is nothing to
fear to-night. Delirium ls more terrifying than dangerous; and If the
fever abates a little to-morrow he
will have a good chance to recover."
From that day forth Abbe Guerla
hardly left the patient's bedside; and
IiIb devotion surprised no one. After
this long crisis, when the delirium
had ceased, Lolseau saw at his side,
with surprise mingled with emotion,
the sympathetic face ol the priest,
whom he did not know, nnd who bad
watched over him like a brother.
He warmly thanked the generous
man who brought him ln his despair
the consolation of a friend, nnd he
became imbued with a feeling of
grateful affection for him. It seemed
as If a secret community of
trouble bound together these two men
���the priest and the murderer. The
magistrate, who witnessed this touching spectacle almost every day, wondered Whether rel'glon would draw
from the cnlprlt that which Justice
despaired of extorting���a. confession.
The, Inquiry was drawing to a close.
Tho day was approaching when the
three prisoners would have to nppcar
at the Assizes; for, In the absence of
further Information, Lolseau and the
two Arab rascals wcu'.d be Implicated
In the same affair. Tn despair at not
having been able to overcome tbe
stubbornness of the unfortunate man
whom fate seemed to be thrusting ou
to ruin, the magistrate determined to
have recourse to Abbe Guerln's Intervention.
To obtain his aid was not an easy
task. The chaplain had long before
made it, a rtrlct rule never to allow
religion to interfere jjlth the action
of the law, and It was his custom to
say that his ministry was not of this
world. But the case was so exceptional that the worthy magistrate
did not despair ol persuading the
priest to save this strange prisoner
who would not be saved. On the tint
overtures of the subject being made
to him, the abbe, without giving a
definite answer, manifested great repugnance, and asked time for reflection.
The Assizes were fixed to take place
during the next fortnight. There was
no time to lose. Alter two days ot
absolute retirement the chaplain presented himself before the magistrate
and said: " Whatever It may cost me,
I will do as you wish, and I have reasons for thinking that I shall persuade
tlds wretched man to speak. But 1
wish to hear him alone, and when I
have received his terrible confessions,
I demand liberty to act as my conscience dictates,"
"I have full confidence la your
heart and discernment. Whatever
happens you shnll be free."
*' Come, then, sir, and may God Inspire us all 1"
It was evening���a beautiful spring
evening; the setting sun was gliding
with Its last rays thc bars of tbe narrow windows of the ceil. Lolseau was
reading "The Imitation of Christ,"
when he saw the magistrate und the
chaplain enter. Surprised at seeing
them appear together he roso and
waited, foreseeing something was
nbout to happen. The magistrate bad
stopped near the dcor. The ubbe advanced, took the prisoner's hand ln
his, and said ln a voice broken by
" Robert! will yuu confide to me
your troubles?"
At the name ol Robert profound surprise was depicted oa Lolseau's features, and hu Btarted baok as If terrified by a fearful apparition.
" Robert 1" continued the priest, "It
Is I wlio ask It���In tha name ol
George I���In the name ol Ellen 1"
A piercing cry Issued Irom the prisoners lips; he rushed forward and
gazed for a moment at the priest's
agitated face, then he fell on his knees
" Uubrlel I���Alt I I will tell all I"
" Havo the goudneas to leave us
alone, sir," said tho chaplain to tbe
magistrate, who pressed his hand
silently and left tho room.
The month of June hail come, and
a glorious sunshine was flooding wilh
light the historic room where, lor
more than hall a century, Iho Seine
Assizes have been ltd I, The Palais de
Justice hud In cu besieged since morn*
ing by a crowd eager tt, watch tho
progress ol the strangest criminal case
which for a long time past bad excited the Parisian public. Suspended
by a Burt of taclit understanding, tho
strifes of the tribune and tbo buitlo ol
the streets gave way to the cause
CLiebre, and the Stirling political questions ol that exciting time hud been
forgotten for u duy.
Thus nil clauses oi society were met
together on the narrow benches which
serve uu a parterre to this gloomy
theatre, ivhere only real dramas are
played in which tlie griefs aro unfeigned and tlio tears sincere. This
motley uud.cue undulated like the
waves of tho sea, and gave vent to
tbat confused sound which is as the
voice of a crowd. The bench nnd tho
Jury-box were unoccupied. Awaiting
the arrival of the prisoners, n policeman was carelessly mounting guard
over that ominous scat where, in turn,
are seated crime hnd misery.
All eyes were fixed on this terrible
spot, and people were wondering
whether, lor the first time, perhaps,
for many years, uu lunocent man
would appear ou those steps which so
many criminals have trod. The reason of this was, that singular rumor*
had been spread about Paris ou the
subject of tlie mysterious prisoner who
was about to be tried. It was known
that tlie Moutinartre assassin was*
no ordinury criminal. People talked
vaguely ol a strange lite. distracted
by terrihle catastrophes. It was
whispered that au implacable latal-
lty uloue had lorced the wretched
Lolseau to commit the murder.
But that whicli excited curiosity to
the highest point, was ehe lact that
no one could loresee what was about
to happen at tlie trial. Had the prisoner reserved Ior the assizes a confession which the magistrate bad
not succeeded in extorting from hlui,
or would ho carry his Becret to the
grave? Never had a more exciting
uncertainty agltuted a more numerous and more vuried audience. Accordingly, when the last Btroko of 10
o'clock bad ceased to sound from the
great clock of the Palais, and when
the little sido door by which tlio prls- *
oners enter was Been to open, a pro-
lound silence fell upon tne anxious
crowd, and all heads were ut the
same momcat turned Iu the same direction.
The mournful procosslon appeared
lu tho usual order: First two policemen, then Mousieur de Pancorvo's
two servants, then two more policemen, and lastly, the mun on whom
ull eyes wero Ilxod, Loiscau, the mysterious murderer of Montmartre.
He eatered, holding himsell erect,
and with confident look, and walked
towards hie seat with Ilrm step. He
was entirely clad in black, and his
funereal costume added to the Indescribable look of sadness which was
spread over his pale face. The curious
spectators greedily scanned his emaciated features, la order to read In
them a sign of hope or remorse.
But soon another Individual arrived
to attract the attention whicli had
already beea so vastly excited. A
man had Just taken his sent below
the prisoner's bench, and this man
was a priest. Lolseau, beading towards him, had hold of his hands. Already the name ol the courageous
friend who hud brought the prisoner
this unexpected succor was whispered
ln the crowd. People had recognized
Abbe Guerln, the chaplain ol the
Conclergerle, nnd they were trying to
explain his presence o.i the loitn where
tbe counsel ior the ihree prisoners
were at the same tint.- seated. Had
he come to reveal th * s'ecret which
the prisoner threatened to carry to
the tomb, or dill be only wish to assist Lolseau in the h.avy ordeal ol
the trial, belore assisting him lu his
last momeuts on the scaffold?
Ihe court was announced. The magistrates and    jurymen    took     their
places. The proceed!,a*; < bud    begun, ,
and the clerk read the Indictment.
The rather vague language ol this
document gave It to be understood
that Justice had not succeeded ln
asserting exactly the cause und the
circumstances of the Montmartre
crime. The public prosecutor had contented himsell with clearly and briefly
stating the facts. In his opinion tbo
foreigner, Pnncorvo, the chief of a
band of criminals, hnd been ussnsln-
ated by his accomplices during a
quarrel which had arisen respecting
the division of the booty. He passed
over ln silence all thut part ol the
proceedings relating to the Viscount
de Servon, confining himself to stating the fact that Lolseau bad voluntarily given himself up, and that he
confessed to being the murderer.
The public listened carelessly to
this short statement, wliich gave
them no fresh Information. It the
pleadings were at last about to cx-
plola this mysterious case, it was
dUi-lng the examination ol the prisoner thnt the truth wouitl be brought
to light.
"Prisoner Lolseau, stand up," said
the President ot the assizes.
A shudder run through the crowd.
The Montmartre assassin was standing erect, his eyes Ilxetl nnd his body
"Do you still refuse to answer the
questions as to your name, your age,
and the place of your birth ?"
"I refuse," answered the prisoner,
ln a grave voice.
"Do you admit being the author ol
the murder of Monsieur de I'ancorvo,
at Montmartre?"
"Yes, I killed him."
"You said before the*    magistrate,
nnd you nppear to main tain h��re, that
Mousieur    de    Pnncorvo     succumbed
In a duel.    The law cannot    nccept
thiB statement, whicli nil tbe facts of
thc case lielto; but it    Is    iny duty,
nevertheless, to ask you    to explain
yourself mure plainly.   Speak,   then,
nnd toll us whnt passed on tlie night
of tho twenty-Ilrst ol .lununry."
" I killed him."
" You killed h'm, you sny; hut
how? You were wounded, and tliere
may havo lieen a struggle. If this
Struggle was a fair one, tell us the
ennse nnd thc clrcumatances ol tho
" 1 killed hlin."
"Prisoner, I must tell you that
your foolish obstinacy is culoulatod
to do you Immense harm, and II you
persist In refusing to answer me, I
sliall Is' ftireed to take your silence
ns an approval of guilt."
" I toll you thnt I killed him."
Eacli ol theso ropllos, given In tlte
midst of n solemn silence, sounded
like a funeral knell*, and a shudder
thrilled through every heart each
time that tho hollow voice of this
man, doomed to tlie scallold, repeated this sinister phrase. The feeling
of pity with which the fierce resolution ol tliis strange prisoner inspired
him could is* seen on the president's
fnce, and It was witli visible emotion
that ho pronounced the following
words, tho Infallible forerunners of
certain condemnation :
" Sit down, prisoner. The Jury will
lorm its own opinion."
Lolseau let himsell drop on to the
sent, na If exhausted by a violent el-
fort. He rested his bond on his hands,
nnd appeared to cut himself off completely Irom the trial In which his
Into was to bo decided.
The examination of the two Arab*
was no more trulttul In results. The
wretches took rcluge ln tholr fatal-
.st stupidity as In defensive armor.
The president could extract nothing
from them bnt exciamn tlons, varied
In form, but precisely simllnr In  re
ality: "Allah ls great I Allah Is
merciful I Allah, will protect ub!"
But whon tlie time came Ior hear-'
Ing the witnesses, the scene changed
completely. Tlie two rascals were
ideaiified by the victims of the nocturnal attacks. No doubt existed in
this respect, and it was shown thut
these two men. were ., the veritable
authors of the crimes committed ln
the streets of Paris.
But the interest of the .case was
elsewhere, nnd the attentiou ol the
spectators wus fixed on the wretched man who had just snnk down on
the Beat ol Infamy. Wus ho llowed
down beneath the weight of his remorse, or did he disdain to defend his
honor and  his life against fate?
No one In the crowd, not even among
the magistrates, had yet dared to
solve the terrible problem submitted
by the prosecution. Tbe darkness
wns becoming thicker, and people
wero hoping for light. Doubt oppressed all hearts, and every ono was
expecting certainty. In this case
lull of obscurity it wns ielt that God
should Interpose, and ]icnplo were
counting tm liim. Yet tho fatal time
wns drawing near.
The last witness hnd l��oen heard,
and there was silence lor a momont;
ns If every ono wished to collect him*
Belt for Die tlreuded catastrophe. The
president was about to call upon tbo
public prosecutor.
Suddenly a man roso from the seat
occupied by the defending counsel.
Abbe Guerln���It was he���cast upon
thc unhappy Lolseau a look full of
profound pity; then, turning towards
the court, he said ln a voice which
moved all hearts:
*' Monslour lo President, the prisoner has chosen me as his counsel, aud
I bog you to allow me to speak in his
At these simple words the whole
audience shuddered with emotion,
and the president replied respectfully:
"Monsieur 1'Abbe, the court Ib prepared to bear you."
(To be Continued.)
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Tuesday, March. 3,1896,
The Igno a ice of eastern writers with
reference to Western matters is painfully
apparent. A little is known of the"strip"
of territory along the line of railways bnt
beyond that comparatively nothing. The
paper contributed to the Journal ol the
Canadian Bankers by Mr. Black pio-
fesses to give some information touching
the mineral resources of the Pacific Coast
and yet if we may judge from the extracts
republished by Industrial Canada, he
never heard of Wellington or Union,
only of the Nanaimo coal output, notwithstanding the present output at Nanaimo is less than at either of the other
two places. Then again it is said that
"the Nanaime coal is superior to any
worked on or near the Pacific coast."
Now every persen at all well informed
npon the subject knows that no coal
ranks higher for domestic purposes than
the Wellington and for steam purposes
Ihe Comox coal, mined here by the
Union Colliery Company, is beyond controversy, immensely superior to any
other found on the coast. Indeed, so
superior is it to all other coal fer that
purpose, that it was selected by the U. S.
navy authorities for tlieir Retiring Sea
patrol leet, against the protest of western
���Congressmen., We are very glad to wit.
ness lhe interest which Industrial Canada
takes in British Columbia matters, but
must warn it lhat it cannot safely look
to eastern writers for correct information
Frcm Industrial Canada fnr February
wc find a statement taken from the Canadian Architect and Builder relating to
the annual trade review of the past season's building in Canada. Building was
generally -dull, and in British Columbia
is characterised as "exceedingly dull.''
In Victoria "a large snin has been ex*
pended on government buildings." "On
ly two new buidings of any consequence
have been erected in New Westminster,
a drill hall af wood costing about $7,000,
and additions to the Provincial lunatic
asylum principally for a doctor's residence, costing 56,000." Here is the way
the progressive sections are slurred over:
"And in common with Ihe rest of the
country the citiiens have not progressed
in any marked degree, except, i-eshaps,
Now here is Union, a town of 3000 in*
habitants, supported by coal mining,
laaiber and 'aiming which enjoyed a
large degree of prosperity during 1895.
Iti coal output increased one third and
there were erected in it between 40 andso
buildings, including one saw mill with a
capacity of 15,000 feel per day, two hand*
some church buildings, a number of
stores, a jail and many handsome dwellings, aggregating a cost of al leasiS-jo,
000. That is .1 pretty good showing for
an inland town, and it it not creditable to
a publication, professing to give a review
ofthe building trade, lhat so marked a
progress should be unnoticed by it.
There will be a concert given in thc
Agricultural Hall, Courtenay, on Tuesday, ihe 3rd. of March, under the auspices of the W. C. T. U. of Comox. There
will be a good musical programme, and
refreshments will be served during the
evtajng. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Admission, |(enlleman 50CIS. ladies, and
school children, >5cts.
UWON bay, a a
Having taken this house, except the
War, I shall be pleased to receive the
patronage of the public.
Board per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 cents.
T.J. Piercy.
Even in a small new commwlty like
this, there are men, who, though well advanced in yeart, seem to be compelled to
work as hard and ns steadi|v as if thev
were thirty, in order to live, if yon ask
tbem why through their long life they
have not been able to save up enough to
give them a moderately easy time in old
age, they will blame their bad luck, tell
you they have been cheated, ana s�� on.
Cheated they have been, sura enoagh,
but not 11 the way they want you to understand it. ln nine cases out often,
they have spent their monev for "that
which is not bread, and thev labor for
that which satisfied them not." Strong
drink is th* grindstone which has been
revolving at their noses, thinning out
their duVlars as fast as they came. Aye
and the worst of it is, they have got so
bent and warped with long stooping over
the grindstone, that is impossible to
straighten them now.
One day, not so very long ago, I
happened to be coming over the Courte
nay River Bridge, when all at once there
burst forth from the saloon behind me, a
series of most piteous and heart-rending
cries, accompanied by sounds of rapidly
travelling furniture; the uproar might
have been heard at thc junction. My
first impulse was to rush to the rescue,
till suddenly I recollected that it was
only a man with his nose on the grind
stone. And, as I passed on, out of hearing, I marveel Id, not at the howls of the
poor fellow who was having his nose
ground, but at the patience with which
so many others submit to the same
operation, and suffer in silence.
Bovs, look out for vour nosesl
���Uncle Jerky.
M. J. Henry
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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 are all taken.
Tenders will be received for the purchase of the Hetherington farm, being
Lot No. 107 on the official map of Comox
containing about aoo acres more or less;
about 110 acres arc under cultivation and
well fenced, with building and orchard.
Cnal rights included, also about aoo
acres adjoining. The farm can he
divided to suit purchasers.
Parties tendering  will state whethe
for the whole 400 acres or for the  100
acres of cleared land or part of it.
Tenders to be mailed to
Feb. 8th, 1896.
By order of THE EXECUTORS.
Any person or persons destroying er
withholding the kegs and barrels ef the
Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanai*
mo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Set'y
I. OF T.
Unlen Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance, meets in Free Mason's Hall,
Union, every Monday evening ai 7:30.
Visiting friends cordially invited to
Persons using the mules and horses of
the Union Colliery  Co. without permission will be prosecuted according to law,
, f.D. Litlle, Supt.
All persons driving over the wharf or
oridges in Comox district lastsr thun a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
One mile and a half from Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
Jamee Abrams.
Mrs. J. Overholt
Dressmaking and all kinds ot Plain
Sewing done at
We have nearly all our New Fall and Winter stuffs in Stock
Don't you make a purchase without first taking a look throygh pur
We mean to do the business this fall and have marked the goods
to sell. Drop in anyhow, whin in Nanaimo. We will be more than
pleased to show you our stock whether you are buying or not.
49 Commercial TReet. SLOAN & SCOTT. Nanaimo, B. C.
Rooms in residence of Mr. Ed. Wood,
next south nf blacksmith shop nn
Third Street or Comox Road.
Manufacturers of Handmade and  Stock  Bricks.
Special  Patterns Now On Hand For Chimney Heads, Cornices Etc.
Established 1877.
Ineerperalsd ISU.
Goods bought
right out) no com-
uutilob oltMrg���(!.
mediate return*.
Shipping t��ts -fnr.
iiUbwtt tree upon
on t'un or may
other coodi we
Writ* for Cfrnnlar
61 tin �� Shipping
irecUoui an<i
Jas. McMillan & Co.
MAIN HOUSE: 200-212 First Ave. North, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
Cooke it Boiemae Sta.  I I       Sit Wharf St. I   2S*. King St.
Drs. Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
.-���OTsnoN* B.C.
We ae.ee appointed Ur. Jamee Abrams out collector until  xurtner notice, to whom all overdue accounts
"*ay be paid.
7 Noz. 1808.
Society    Cards
I.   0.   O-   F-,   No*  11
Union Ledge, I. O. 0, F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited ts attend.
A. Lindsay. R. S.
Cumb: and Lodge,
A. F & A. M , B. 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
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend,
R. S. McConnell,
Leyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
0. F��� meet in thei I lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 3 p. m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited lo attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 4, I. 0. 0. F.,  Union,
Meets first and third Wednesdays of
each month at 8 o'rlock p. m. Visiiing
brethren cordially invited to attend.
J. COMB, Scribe.
Nelson Camp No, 51 ofthe Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every other Monday even
ing at 8 p.m. in Odd Fellows Hall, over
Leiser's store. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
We the undersigned hereby authorize
John Bruce to collect all accounts due the
(Stat* ef Robert Graham.
R. Graht")
H. Hamburger V Trustees.
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next tothe Customs office, where
I am prepared to manufacture nnd repair
all kinds cf men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   (Vive me a call.
Nelson Parks.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1895
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS aa imaaongera
aad freight may offer
Lea.e Victoria, Tueaday, 7 a. m,
"   Nanaimo for Comox, Wadnotday, 7 a. m
Leave Cumox for Nanuimo,      Fridays, 7 n.m.
"     Nanaimo tor Viotoria   Suiurdey, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time Table  No.  26,
To take effect at 8 am en Monday, Octobi-r
18. IM.  Trail s run on Paoiflo.' uiumnl lime,
I Dally. I __
Lv. Victoria lot Nanaimo und 11. M. 11*. m.
'������ elliligton I  8.00  I   S2U
ar. Nanuimo I ll.ni I  6 tt
Ar. tVuliluKton  I  l'..��0 I   6.6S
Lv, Wpl ingtoti for Victoria
l.v. Nanuimo for Victoria....
Ar. Victoria	
I    A M   I   I- H
Dally. I gat'iiy.
1. an 1 J.M
tit       1.46
III JO I   7.00
For ratea and Information apply at Com*
pany'a olUcea,
ProaldenL Qenl Sept
Oen. FreiKhl and Punsmr Aat.
_B jo_3 13H
Lowest CASH Price
Riverside Hotels
Courtenay, B.C.
Grant A Munlghan, Props.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
'Courteous Attention
The Famous
364 Jt Ml St Jaaaoa Ste
To order
WSmd for fiamplti.  Pnvpt dtlivtry,   Pn
it*cl 111 Kturfciuetd.
Hanaimo Saw lill.
Sash ud Doo*.
IP, a Drawar St.  Talaphoaa Coll. Ill
���jy A complete stock et Rough aid
Dressed Lumber always on hand   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawinn, Turning, and all kinds
of Hood linishinf furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.  Redwood.
Barber Shop   : :
- AND *-
; :   Bathing
Having 1 uratiaaad tho above ef Mr. C. D.
Kiunt, 1 akallbt pleated Usee ell
aij eld frienda, aad aa ���aaj
lew aaet at aaa; choose
te give ae their
0. H. Fechner,
���   I, _ .11 J
\���������~ ***>.
I w�� prepared tm
furnish stylish Riga
end do Teeming
At reasonable rats*.
D. Kttpetriek.
���~r.rarJ3&fe       "~~"��~**\ >*_; *�����*���**���.,.
Tt�� Increase of freight at Uftiop shows
tha continual growth of the place.
-Moo pain of ladies fine shoes from $1.
ap Simon Leiseb.
We eet too truch, and beyond quest-
ian drink a great deal too much���of the
wrong stuff.
The rush Mill continues at Langman's
fer Clothing and Gent's Furnishings,
Men's Suits from $3.90.
Officer McCartney of Union Bay it
quite active in preserving order at that
popular and fashionable resort.
Mr. Boyd is supplying our citizen every
other day wuh fresh fish and clams. On
Alternate days be brings around oil.
J. E. Evins, Provincial manner of lhe
Union Mutual Lite Ina. Co. is expected
bete from Vancouver tomorrow.
Remember to call at Simon Leiser's
cash store if you want value for your
money. Vou cannot gel the same bar.
gains elsewhere.
There *a�� a dance at the Riverside,
Courienay, Wednesday night.
Selling off I What? Why everything
ia the store of T. U. McLe-tn, is going
for the nest 30 days at your own oriccs.
tt is understood that the new Patterson
souse on Pennth avenue, near the Presbyterian church has been secured for
Rev. Mr. Lilian and family.
Orders for powder left for mc at Dave
Anthony's will receive prompt attention.
F. Curran,
The Victoria Province has become the
sewer through which the disaffected pour
(ilieit filthy lies.
Ifa large nose is a sign ofa great
character, there is a dog in town much
superior to -his master.
To clear $00 men's fancy laundered
chirts wilh collars and cuffs at 45c. wotth
ti.50 Simon Leiser
Working Bee.���"Afellow came round
tiure hunting for our nest the other day."
���Queen Bee.���"What did you dot"
'Worxing lir.E.���" Those of us nho
happened to be around at the time gave
liim a lew points."���Truth.
Another stock of Landman's clothing,
-boots, shoes, hats and gents furnishings
bought at 35c. on the dollar. Selling off
at IN enormeus reduction at Langnan's
miko hour
(By Leattia 11. Bryant, Union)
Homalmdy'a going home, with crantnm fall
0' nonna, aud verba, und oapea and oceaua,
Aud the dretdful thinga that are taught in
Wont ten timea, than the doctora' poticnt.
-fir*, bum, haiithol and oh, dear tne,
I wiah vacation time mould flntne���
"Th* teaohare ere mean entbay can bo;-���
I hate geography,���'1 want to g.i n���inel
I'd rather alida eo tha hill out tonre* ���
1 hatfl tha maa who iuvantod booka;*���
If there'a war iu France, 1 deo'c care���
Taacber aaya ray writing'-: like 'p.,c hoo ka,'
And Robert and Joba go grumbling home���
���ilbddrea'a happy home!
VooM>boriy*a going home, with ���manly tread,
Swiugiag a pieee-ean ut hia aide*���
Tha atar ia hia cap, it autwerad ahead)���
Shn'a at the window���hia bonny bride.
Ob, the amile that wreathet the collier', faoe
Aa lie _iitekly ��pes the cottage door I���
No visible waultb about the place,
Bat lovo aMdat with the rigbtaoaa poor���
God's bleating ea lheir homed
Homebortv*a gniog hoats, th'uatbling along,
A huairnd fiumone biting his heela;���
Shrieking aad howling a -nautlia loug,
Laughing, avying, onward be retia.
With **tnwaotilip%a'itlA vaeaat aturo
In eyea, onco bright with love*a warm glow,
To a little woman, who doth share
A dreukord'a want, a druukard'a wot;���
Somebody'a going houae.
Samrhody'agoiag hrnna. A condemning light
Uleutna in the merobaot's anlleo eyea;
Th-ire it tht flaab of lomethiig bright-
God hava mirey! he groans and diet.
Bad .population, the people aay)
But tha widow kut.ling betide bia tomb
Knew that ktr idol, who, made of olay
Had ttwp-ed been (ar from bit home,
Who eaa restore that heme f
Somebody's going home witk eold handa
Above a breaat long uud te sighe
And ovur a heart whole grief ia loet
Iu happy thoughta of paraditei
Stumming death's dark nleatleu tide,
Keeping her trusted Pilot ia tight,
Calling bar level oast to htr side)
To bid tbem all a fond good-light���
8or_*edy'a goiog home.
Mr. Simon Leiser has taken out 1
wholesale liquor license and will in future
carry in stock 1 complete line of liquors,
both in bulk and case. He wilt also act
as agent for the Victoria Phoenix Brewery, and will keep their celebrated been
constantly on hand.
All persons are cautioned against receiving a protniaory note signed by me a few
weeka aince for 8359 and payable to 0. Mc
D. Hunter, at the aame waa an aooomoila-
tlon note und wag returned to 1110 and then
loat, ai.d will not lit, paid.
Jan. Mtli, lSWi. D, Kjuatbiok.
A fine driving mare 7 years old, per-
ftctlysoutid and |*entle mrt-,- be driven
by a lady; also ,-t No I, Kinsitngton waggon built for late Sir John Abbott, will
be .sold cheap, separate or together.
Apply to
UF.RT Creech,
Union, B C.
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dunsmuir Ave, Union,
opposite to the The News,
where I will keep in stock and
make to order all kinds of bar-
nesses and everything in my
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, and carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
is respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
Notary Public.
Agent top the Alliance Fire
insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix of
Agent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Asse*
clatlonof Toronto.	
Union, B.C.
F. Curran
Offloe Room J, McPhee a* Moore BU'S aad at
P. 0. Diawii U.
Cor. 3Nd and Dunsmuir Avt.
Keeps a full limb or
Gurnsey Tilden
Stoves, everywhere famous,
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AND   Repairing
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 Tablet
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J, Piket, Prop.
At thle New Boardini Bonn and Rettanr-
ant yon oan obtain Meale at 16 oenta and
Upwards, Board ud Lodginga at ISO per
month    on  the  STRICTLY   ADVANCE
CASH PLAN. If paid at Hie ond of tho
mouth i*'i5 will tu invariable obarged.
Take E. Pimbury & Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
investment security Savings co.
Advaacee  money for Building.
atanagor for Nanaimo, Wellington
and   Cumberland.
Mead office, Commercial Street Nanaimo, B. C
Miu Lrigh-Spencer visit, Union from
thi) date on every boat succeedin.*,' payday, for collecting dues, and advancing
the Company's busmen. Parties call 111
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting following Thursday
evening at 7.30.
fire,   Life,   Accident   Inaurance,
Beal Betate.
I have an unlimited suppl)
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. 0. Drawer 17
Surgeon and Physician
(Graduate of (be University of Toronto,
L. C, P. 4 S-, Onl.)
Otflee and residence, Haryport
Ave., next door te Mr. a Grant's
Hours tor consultatlon-8 to 10 a tn,
a to 4 and 7 to 10 p m.
E. J. Theobald,
1 and Sign
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All Order* Promptly Attendsd to
Union, B. 0.
I will sell off my goods���
Everything for next 30 dayt
E^.They must Go
Take them it your own pricei
��0 n^Lucky ,'erson
Get In the ine of t ie
Procession if you
Want ��� BARGAIN
T. D. McLean
������J~l~T~.~~~l i���
T71TXOW. B. C.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
Genera worker Is Metal*
Jokblng ot all kind*
Office and Works  3SS*SlBSSJi: *
vxnevr 9. a.
The modem standard Family Medicine: Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
Union Mines
Furniture   Store
\  Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,  and  our
woven wire
we keep
Second Hand
We conduct eye-y Wanc'i    '" th
Under! ki g   Biisi  **is   ine   diiii-
Embuln in     and k ep all n-cessa
ry supplies
11 ,km
Grant <& McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Barsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phoephatee and Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer, Steam Beer and Porter,
Agent for tho Union Brewery C* mpany.
i. .,.,��������� -4���* em ���*..-������..��������� ��� ���  .    1 ., ������_���,���_- ���   __ tm���mm������tmmmmtn
Stage and Livery
COJJ~ITTlj7<TJa.~-, b. o.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
a'.  Teaming Promptly Done, .'.
I presume we hare nsed orer
��� one  hundred bottles of Piso's
Oure  for Consumption in my
family, and   I   am   continually  advising othsss
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever uned.���~. C. Miltenbergbr, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com- **"
Slaints.���E. SnoEEV, Postmaster,
horey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
Paiwtebs a Paper H__jjB
[Wall   Paper and  Paint Store . .
ij Tinting and Kalsomining a specialty
Williams' Block, Third St.      Union, B. C.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister k Solicitor, No's 8 k 4
Commercial Street.
HMAIStO,   *a. e.
J. A. Oarthew
-J!<TIO>T, -0. c.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baatlon Street    -   Vaaalsao S. 0.
Manufactures the finest cigars teA
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign ci|ai*
when you can obtain a superior ARTI
cm.e foi 'he suae money FARM ANDJ3ARDEN.
Tho vnluo of flax straw for fibre
consists iu having the stalks unbroken
ami parallel. If pulled hy huml it
will moro thau pay the difference uf
the coat over the cutting with tho
Melt-binder. It sliould be pulled
when yellow, stoud up iu boats, and
then put under shelter.
Tho profit (row the cultivation of
one portion of the faria ls oftea
wasted upon another portion. The
must proline causo o! failure to make
OOO'a labor profitable Is irom trying
to cultivate land which is not la
���sufficiently good condition to make
a good crop.
A oue crop farmer Is almost always
lu debt tor tliree-fourtlis of the year.
Every one Bliould raise at least
enough ol the byproducts which may
servo as cash for exchauge at the
���*ton>. Attention to sucli tilings will
koep him moro independent) and
bring him moro profit in tlio end.
IhirU'd cahliages are not easily got
at lu tlie frozea grouud during the
winter. Trim tlio heads closely,
wrap each in a newspaper, pack In
barrels, and set in a cool cellar. They
will not dry out nor decay as when
placed without this protection. In
any event, a quantity may be taken
from the ground at one time and thus
Kvery rain aud saow which falls
washes the air -of a portion of Its
fertilizing elements, and brings them
down to earth, ln addition to tho
amount which Is constantly drawn
down by tho alchemy of nature. If
tho soil Is In proper condition, these
are readily absorbed and  retained.
In growing wheat tho graiu is I
rarely consumed upon the farm, so '
the straw is all that is left to be
returned to the soil, and the most
should bo mado of It, Thore is nothing in the more bulk of the manure
pile, but all tho straw usod as an
absorbent and left in tho stall until
it has taken up all the liqalds it will
hold adds both bulk and quality to
the heap.
Water is one of the cheapest and
most efficient fertilizers to be had,
and the Idea is growing that irrigation will play an important part in
the agriculture of the future, and
this not only in the arid districts, but
wherever maximum crops would be
obtained with the minimum possibility of failure because of an untoward
Clover pays better thaa oats,
wheat or corn; then why do our
western farmers raise so little, especially when the seed is high lu
price? Clover benefits thc land, while
the cereals eat the very life out ot
it. No farm should be without It in
rotntlon at least, and clover green
or clover dry ls a sure reliance for
the stock always.
In most cases there is really too
much outlay for the farmer's table.
He who keeps poultry and hogs, and
raises his own fruit and vegetables,
nnd buys nothing thnt ho can raise
himself, Is the most successful. In no
other calling In the world has a man
this chance, tor all that a mnn eats,
drinks, wears or treasures must come
out of the ground.
The quality ot pork is becoming of
more importance each year. The U. 8,
export trade of bacon and hams
nmounts to nearly $50,000,000
yenrly. Tlie bulk of it goes to Kngland, where Danish products command top prices because of climate
and the delicate fond upon which
they rear them, and the long shipments tell  against tho States.
Disease in a drove of hogs makes
short work of prospective profits,
hut with proper feeding nnd handling
no 'binn need fear engaging in the
���msiness nf swine raising. A fresh bed
In Ily will repny nil the work In the
m-rense of the manure pile, and a
������nrying ration will keep the digestive
lrcrans ln crood condition.
Experiment nnd experience of breed-
ei-H who grow their pork Inrtrel.v on
clover, grass, milk nnd mill feed show
that pork produced In this way Is of
better qunlltv nnd la produced nt le***s
risk thnn where the nnlmal Is grown
und fattened on corn only. Lean ment
nnd strong bone nre of Inestimable
value in to-day's market.
A hog with mange can not prosper
any more than can a sheep with scab.
It Is caused by llco, of many varieties. There is nothing better thnn
kerosene to kill them. They will soon
disappear when It Is sprinkled nbnut j
the places where the hogs sleep. The
nntnrnl remedy of the nnlmal Is a
plaster of mud.
It ls a Kilemn fact that a large percent, of the stuck raised glvRs little
or no profit, and often loss. The reasons are not hidden. Many fall because of the kind of stock they keep,
both In variety and breed. Know
whether your farm Is best suited to
the production of hogs, or of beef cattle, of dairy stock or ol sheep.
MnnV a man owning a farm of
heavy clay soil, whove Holds 'ire rolling nnd Inrllned to wash, nmi wholly
ununited to the rnWng of corn, f iQllah-
ly depends almost entirely upnn lings
as his money product, and keeps his
entiro Inrtn fenced In "pig tight" nt a
great expense: and these are often
old farmers, too.
It seems almost useless for the small
furmer to raise beef cattle any longer,
for he Is at the mercy nf the local
buyer, and cannot get cost, A mnn
with a fnrm large enough to ship a
car load or two at a. time can make
money If ho uses wiso management
In   feeding and selling.
The prices are pour, and theYe is
little demand for scrub dairy cows',
but he who raises Jerseys, even
though they lie jrrades, always finds
a market at paying prices for them.
It Is hard to sell whnt no onc wants
to buy, and It behooves us, therefore,
to study the. market and have on hand
what the world wants.
Re persistent. It is not wise to
change from cattle to sheep, from
sheep to hogs, from Jerseys to IIol-
steins, from a dairy to beef cattle,
but be governed by tho nature of
yonr farm, your market and your
taste, nnd make It win along that
line, for any line Is right and remunerative. If pursued faithfully, and the
conditions not contrary.
Hens like    variety ; unless starved
to It, tbey will reject all kinds of
S food not suitable, and they are usually the better judges of what they
! want aud need. Of the grains wheat
| is best for eggs. Long legged fowls
are hard to fatten, but those with
I snort legs soon become plump.
When hens are well cared for while
moulting they can be depended upon
for winter layers. A dust bath, is a
necessity. Their water can best be
kept pare in earthen vessels. Keep
gravel, lime and bones where they
can readily help themselves, for they
want the right thing at just their
own  right time.
An attempt to improve the flock
is all right, but onu would better buy
thoroughbred eggs or fowls than to
try tu grade ap tho common stock,
because It saves time, and going up
hill la not always successful work.
Be satisfied with nothing but the
best. ;
The farm ls the proper place to
ratio poultry profitably, Fowls, like
sheep, will eat much waste grain
and rid tho farm of weed seed, and
will destroy millions of Insect
enemies. It troubled with vermin,
bum up the old coop next spring and
start anew, with, tho determination
to keep clean grounds aud buildings.
If a hen Is gorged during the day
she will go Into a corner and mope,
and soon cease to lay, but If fed
heartily at night tbo food Is digested by morning, aud she comes out
bright and active; and while sbo is
going through with this digestive
process see that slio has warmth,
ventilation nnd perfect cleanliness.
Hy crossing we often procure large,
well developed chickens, which often
surpass in size and development.eithor
of their pure bred parents. Of course,
for breeding purposes these chickens
are worthless, but they were not bred
for that end ; they develop meat and
eggs, and If they do this work they
answer tho ends of their being. .
Fanciers frequently have fowls
which are defective in minor points
which make them unfit for exhibition,
and must be sold bv the pound. Tf
tliey would labor with their neighbors and prove the greater profit of
first crosses over mongrels, they
might extend thoir market and find
a sale for just tho fowls they, now
hardly know whnt to do with.
Rpmovo nny diseased fowls from the
flock, that the rest may have no possible chance for contagion. Scnlv tee:
is especially contagious, and a slmrh
fowl affected by it, If left to run with
the (rest, will soon contaminate the
whole lot; and It seldom pays to attempt to euro a sick chicken.
While ducks or geeso do not seem
subject to roup or cholera, yet they
will become lame nnd droopy, often,
If too closely confined in damp quarters. Look nfter the small economies
In poultry keeping. It Is the summing up of little things nnd ilttlo
en res In th�� business which puts the
bMnnce on tho right or the wrong
fJlve the'hens all possible freedom,
and there will b& less trouble with
soft shelled eges. for they will get tbo
exorcise and pick np the lime their
need. If they have stopped laying,
a change or food will soon start them
In business again: and alwava does
a variety of food bring the best results.
Does Not Hesitate to Speak for tie
Good His Words Will Do.
A Scholarly * hrlattan uml I, ��**lov��*,l Pastor
Who l*ollev**a lu Tralulng tlie Body aa
Well aa the Ulnd.
Tiio twenty-ninth day ol April Is a
notable day In the nistory ol the
May Memorial Church iu Syracuse,
as It Is tho anniversary ol tho Installation ol the Hev. Samuel it.
L'ulthro|i, D. D., tho eminent dlvlno
wlio so loiur hus ministered to them
spiritually as pastor ol the    church.
Dr. Calthrop was born ln Englnnd
nnd received his preparatory scholastic training at St. Paul's School,
London. Entering Trinity College.
Cambridge, ho soon becamo a brlglit
figure In that brilliant coterie ol
scholars, literary mon und wits that
followed In tlio traditions ol Macuu-
lay and his associates at the university. In the middle ol the century
Uo visited Syracuse nnd received his
first Impressions of tlio young city
that nearly a score ol years later lie
was to choose aa his UomB nnd ln
which his labors have been so long
nnd effective. Tlie masterly pulpit
nddresses of Dr. Caltlirop liave Uud
tlieir fundamentals drawn from tlio
deepest research. His people have
lieen Instructed by him, not only ln
things spiritual, but In the elements
of the broadest culture, In literature,
ln nrt and In science. His young men
have lieen taught a muscular system
of morality. In tliese and ln many
other ways hog he endeared himself
to his congregation, which ts one of
the most highly cultured nnd
wealthy In the city.
throp has not had any visits trom
his old enemy and Is even more cordial now ln his recommendation ot
Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills than he was
then. To the reporter he said:
"I am continually recommending'
Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills to ncnuaiu-
tances and those I chance to meet
who are troubled with rheumatism
or locomotor ataxia.
"Pink Pills," continued Dr. Calthrop, "are the best thing ot the kind
I know ot. They are Infinitely super-
iot to most medicines that aro put
up for sale. I know pretty well what
tUe pills contain, nnd I consider it
nn excellent prescription. It is such
a one as I mlglit get from my doctor, but Uo would not give it ln sucli
a compact form und so convenient
to tnke.
"1 recommend the pills highly to
nil wlio nro troubled with rheumatism, locomotor ataxia or any Impoverishment ol the blood."
The inure whip the less horsemanship.
Bad-tampered driver���bad-tempered
Axle grea.se modifies the grain bill.
Tliere arc more balky drivers than
balky horses.
Tli-* gulden rule applies to horses
as much as It does to men.
Whips, liko emetics, are to be
used  very seldom.
Noisy drivers are like noisy wagons
���both empty.
Blinders are worth more ou the
driver tlian on tlio liorse.
A horso's power Is proportionate to
his food.
Five cents invested ln sugar Is better than IX dollnr Invested in whips.
He who 'cannot govern Ulmself con-
not govern Uorses.
'���Within lli Houra After Hr��t Dose the
l'nln I eft M.-."���KheunmlUn, uf Seven
Vears' Standing.
I have been a victim of rheumatism
for seven years, being confined ta Wd
for months at a time, being unable to
turn myself. I lmve lieen treated by
many physicians In this part of the
oountry, none of whom benefited me.
I had no faith ln rheumatism cures advertised, but my wifo induced mo to
get a bottle of South American Rheumatic Cure from Mr. Taylor, druggist, of Owen Sound. At tlio time I
was suffering ngonizlng pain, but Inside of twelve Uours after I took tlie
tirst doso the pnla left mo. I continued
until I took tUree bottles, aad I considered I am completely cured. (Signed)
J. 1). McLeod, LeltU, P. 0., Out.
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ISSUE NO 7 1896
III replying to any ol these advertisements, please mention this
Kev.    Dr. Calthrop, Syracuse, N. 7f.
Dr.  Calthrop    has a striking per-
,nn!lfv    TV.   +,.�� ,.-   > -*   -'-
No other fruit Beems so delicious as
that which a man grows upon hiB
own vine, nnd even a grass plot without a grapevine is unpardonable. A
few Concords or Niagnras, planted in
ndil corners, which would not be otherwise occupied or productive, would
give one an ample supply ol delicious
fruit through a long season.
Ono rensou why tho average farm
orchard is not so productive now ns
hi tho years past Is tliat the soil Is
no lunger virgin nor so lertlle ns formerly. In the past these orclinrds
were productive wltliout much ntten-
tlon, and thero was no thougUt ol the
future. Cultivation and thorough fertilization nro the only solution.
There are many situations where
nothing looks so well on a bank as
does grass. Where this Is not required, the periwinkle, ln cither pink
or white, or the English or Russian
Ivy, are good plants to use. These
creep nlong, rootlug as tliey go, and
do not rise much above the ground, so
tliat a tolerably level surface Is presented all tlie time.
The common strawberry makes a
good plant tor a bank, throwing out
runners on nil sides, which root and
hold the soil together nicely. Grass
and clover seeds maybe sowa among
the plat'lt to take their place ln time,
which lhey will do by smothering
Itaspbcrry and blackberry bushes
thrive very well when planted ln the
tall, and sn do gooseberries and cur*
rants. Proceed with the work nt any
time while the ground la open. While
caro and labor nro nocessary to procure fair crops, the dilliculty of growing theso small fruits for home use
has been greatly overratotl.
Consumption Can be cured by the
use ol Shlloh's Cure. This great
Cough Cure Is tho only known remedy fur that terrible disease,
death  ol  Janet    Livingston?,
younger sister of the explorer, recalls
a story concerning tho future doctor's
father. One day David brought home
the news tliat a heavy duty was to
bo put on tobacco. Nell Livingstone,
���who was not a rich maa���was Just
lighting his pipe as the news was
broken. He put It down unlit. "It we
linve got to give It up," lie said, "we
may as well begin now." He never
smoked again.
Thousands of cases of Consumption,
Ashlvnill, Coug-Iis, Colds anil Croup
are cured every day by Shlloh's Cure.
What might bo done If men wero wise,
What glorious   deeds,   my  suffering
Would they unite
In lovo and right,
And ccaso their   scorn ot one   another 1
���Charles Miukny.
W.hon a man Is asleep, and forgets
tliat ho is alive, Is his happiest time.
eonallty. To tlie eye ho ls a most picturesque tigure. His lucad and face,
framed ln luxuriant masses of silky,
snow white hair and beard, are ol
the type of Bryant and Longfellow.
Although over seventy years old his
rather spare tigure Is Ilrm and erect
and every movement is active and
graceful. His wholo life long he has
been an ardent admirer and promoter of athletic sports, and even at his
advanced age, plays tennis wtth all
the vigor and skill ol a young mau.
To Syracusans, perhaps, this remarkably versatile man is most
widely known, apart trom his profession,  as a scientist.
On a bright April morning a reporter followed the winding driveway
that curving around the hill leads
to Calthrop Lodge, an old-fashioned
red brick mansion, surrounded by a
grove of oaks and chestnuts. Wearing a black skull cap and a black
coat of seml-clerlcal cut, the master of Calthrop Lodge graciously rer
celved tho reporter who called to Inquire about his health, tor, though
manlully repressing all possible evidence of his suffering. Dr. Cnlthrop
for many years had lieen tho victim
of a distressing affliction, until by
fortunate chance he was led to
take the remedy which has effectually cured him.
During more than halt of his pastorate ln Syracuse, Dr. Calthrop has
been troubled with rheumatism, and
at Intervals ho suffered excriiiclatlng
agony from It. At timos the pain
was so great as to prevent liim from
walking. Many remedies were tried
without success and ho and his frJonds
had given up hope of a permanent
cure or of more thnn temporary re-
llet when ho took the prepare tion
that drovo t'he disease completely
trom  his systom.
In a letter written to the editor
ol the Evening Nows, of Syracuse,
last yoar, Dr. Calthrop told of Ills affliction und Its cure. This is Dr. Cal-
throp's  letter:
To the editor of thc Evening News,
���Dear Sir: More thaa 35 years ago
I wrenched my Ielt kneo, throwing
It almost frnm Its socket. Great
swelling followed, ami tho synovial
Juice kept leaking Irani the Joint.
Tills made me lamo for years, and
from timo to timo the wciilc knee
would give out entirely and the swelling would commence. This was always occasioned by some strain like
a sudden stop. Tho kneo gradually
recovered, but always was weaker
than the other.
About fifteen years ago the swelling re-commenced, this time without
any wrcneli at all, and before long 1
realized that this was rheuma Usui
settling In the weokest part ol the
body. The trouble camo so olten that
I was obliged to enrry nn opluto in
my pocket everywhere I went. I had
generally a packet In isy waistcoat
pocket, but ia going to a conference
at Buffalo I forgot it, and as the
car was damp und cold, beforo 'I got
to Buffalo my knee was swollen to
twice Its natural size.
I had seen tho good effects that
I'ink I'ills were having In such cases,
and I tried them myself with the
result that I have never had a
twinge or a swelling since. This was
cllected by taking seven or eight
I need not say that I am thankful
lor my recovered Independence, but I
will add that my knee ls far stronger
than It has been for 85 years.
I took one pill at my meals three
times a day.
I gladly give you this statement.
Yours,     S. R. CALTHROP.
Since   writing  this letter Dr. Cnl-
Dr Agnew's Cure lor the llenrt Relieved
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,__,Mra. .lohn >J Amies,,,,. Turn, Ontario, j
About three months ago I was attacked with nervous heart trouble.
The pnln was so severo I could hardly
breathe. I could get no relief and
feared that I could not live. I saw
advertised ln the Tara Leader Dr.
Agnew's Cure tor the Heart, and Immediately procured a bottle. I secured perfect relief Inside ot twenty
minutes, and firmly belUve It was the
means ol saving my life.
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treatment should not be delayed a
single dny. Dr. Agnew's Cure for the
Heart relieves almost Instantly, and
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Some very good stories, not recently
in print, if ever, were brought out at
several ot the celebrations on tho 8th
ol January, Among these Is ono
showing the Indomitable will of An*
drew Jackson:
Just nfter his death a Whig friend
of tils met an old family servant and
begaa asking him a lew questions
about his lato master.
" Do you think/- he said, '* that the
General has gono to heaven 1"
" ' Deed, I flunno, sah; dat ils de-
" Depends on what ?'*
" ' Jis depen s, sah, on ef do gin al
wanted to go, sah, er not,'- said the
old darkey, with supremo contidenco in
tlie General. " EI ho wantod to go,
sah, he am dah, sho'; nn' cf ho didn't
he ain't, say."���Now York Sun.
Bring to the surface every latent
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character hold revel at this season
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Ao, Plan of Hindoos Attack, However
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���ll.le.-A DllToront Flan of Campaign
Advocated���The Power of Kxaniple.
Washington despatch: In his sermon
(or to-day Kev. Dr. Talmage took (or
his subject The Power of Example.
The text selected was Judges lx��� 48:
"And Abtmelech took an axe ln his
hand and cut down a bough from the
trees and took It and laid it on hla
shoulder and said unto the people that
were with him, What ye have seen me
do make haste and do na I have done.
And all tne people likewise cut down
every man his bough."
Ablmelech Is a name malodorous In
Bible history and y�� full of profitable
suggestion. Buoys are black and uncomely, but they tell where the rocks
are. The snake's rattle ts hideous, but
it gives timely warning, jrrom the
piazza of my summer home, night by
night, I saw a lighthouse fifteen .miles
ay-ay, not placed there for adornment,
but to tell mariners to stand off from
that dangerous point. So all the iron-
bound coast of moral danger ls marked with Saul and Herod and Reho-
boam and Jezebel and Ablmelech.
These bad people are mentioned ln
the Bible not onlv as warnings, but
because there were sometimes flashes
of good conduct in their lives worthy
of Imitation. God sometimes drives a
very straight nail with a very poor
The city of Shechem had to be
taken, and Ablmelech and his men
were to do it. I see the dust rolling
up from their excited march. I hear
the shouting of the captains and the
yell of the besiegers. The swords
clack sharply on the parrying shields,
and the vociferation of two armies ln
death grapple ls horrible to hear. The
battle goes on all day, and as the sun
Is setting Ablmelech and his army
cry, "Surrender!" to the beaten (oe,
and, unable longer to resist, the city
of Shechem falls, and there are pools
of blood and dissevered limbs, and
glazed eyes, looking up hegglngly for
mercy that war never shows, and dying soldiers, with their head on the
lap of mother or wife or sister, who
have come out for the last offices of
kindness and affection, and a groan
rolls acrosB the city, stopping not, because there ls no spot for It to rest,
so full Is the place of other groans.
A city wounded! A city dying! A
elty dead! Wail for Shechem, all ye
who know the horrors of a sacked
As I look over the city I can find
only one building standing, and that
ls the temple ot the god Berlth. Some
soldiers outside of the city ln a tower,
finding that they can no longer defend
Shechem, now begin to took out (or
their own personal safety, and they
fly to this temple of Berlth. They go
within the door, shul It, and they say,
"Now we are safe. Ablmelech haa
taken the whole city, but he cannot
take this temple of Berlth. Here we
shall be under the protection of the
gods." O Berlth, the god, do your
best now for these refugees! If you
have eyes, pity them; If you have
hands, help them; If you have thunderbolts, strike for them. But how
shall Ablmelech and his army take
this temple of Berlth and the men
who are there fortified? Will they do it
with sword? Nay! Will they do it with
spear? Nay! With battering ram,
rolled up by hundred armed strength,
crashing against the walls? Nay!
Ablmelech marches his men to a wood
In Zalmon. With his axe he hews off
a limb of a tree and puts that limb
upon his own shoulder, and then he
says to his men, "You do the oame."
They are obedient to their commander. There ls a struggle as to who
shall have axes. The whole wood Is
full of bending boughs, and the crackling, and the hacking, and the cutting,
until every one of the host has a
limb of a tree cut down, and not only
that, but has put It on his shoulder
just as Ablmelech showed him how.
Are these men all armed with the tree
branch? The reply comes, "All armed!" And they march on. Oh, what
a strange army, with that strange
equipment! They come up to the foot
of the temple at Berlth, and Ablmelech takes his limb of a tree and
throws It down, and the first platoon
of soldiers come up, and they throw
down their branches, and the second
platoon, and the third, until all
around about the temple of Berlth
there Is a pile of tree branches. The
Shechemltos look out from the window of the temple upon what seems
to them childish ploy on the part of
their enemies. But soon the flints are
struck, and the spark begins to kindle
the brush, and the flame conies up all
through the pile, and the red elements
leap to the casement, and the wood-
work begins to blaze, and one arm of
flame is thrown up on the right side
of the temple, and another arm of
flame Is thrown up on the left side o(
the temple, until they clasp their lurid
palms under the wild night sky, and
the cry o( "Fire!" within and "Fire!"
without announces the terror, and the
strangulation, and the doom o( the
Sheohemites, and the complete overthrow o( the temple of the god Berlth. Then there went up a shout, long
and loud, from the stout lungs   and
��� swarthy chests ot Abtmelech ana his
men as they stood amid the ashes and
��� .tbe dust crying, "Victory, vlotoryl"
Now I learn from this BUDJect the
folly of depending upon any one form
of tactics In anything we have to do
for this world or for God. Look over
the weaponry of olden times���Javelins,
battleaxeB, habergeons���and show me
a single weapon with which Abtmelech
and his men could have gained such
complete triumph. It ls no easy thing
to take a temple thus armed. I have
seen a house where, during revolutionary times, a man and his wife kept
back a whole regiment hour after hour
because they were Inside the house and
the assaulting soldiers were outside the
house. Tet here Ablmelech and his
army come up, they surround this temple, and they capture it without the
loss of a single man on the part of
Ablmelech, although I suppose some of
the old Israelltlsh heroes told Ablmelech, "You are only going up there
to be cut to pieces."  Yet you are will
ing to testify to-day that by no other
mode���certainly not by ordinary modes
���could that temple so easily, so thoroughly, have been taken. Fathers and
mothers, brethren and sisters ln Jesus
Christ, what the church most wants,
to learn this day ls that any plan ls
right, ls lawful, ls best, which helps
to overthrow the temple of sin and cap
ture this world for Ood. We are very
apt to stick to the old modes of attack
We put on the the old style coat of
mail. We come up with the sharp,
keen, glittering steel spear of argument, expecting In that way to take the
castle, but they have 1,000 spears where
we have 10. And so the castle of sin
stands. Oh, my friends, we will never
capture thia world tor God by any keen
saber of sarcasm, by any glittering
lances of rhetoric, by any tapping and
mining of profound disquisition, by any
gunpowdery explosions of Indignation,
by sharpshootlngs of wit, by howitzers,
of mental strength made to swing shell
five miles, by cavalry horses gorgeously caparisoned pawing the air. In vain
all the attempts on the part of tlios-
ecclesiastical foot soldiers, light horsemen and grenadiers.
My friends, I propose a diiterent style
of tactics. Let each one go to the forest of God's promise and invitation and
hew down a branch and put It on his
shoulder, and let us all come around
these obstinate Iniquities, and then,
with this pile kindled by the fires of a
holy zeal and the flames of a consecrated life, we will burn them out.
What steel cannot do Are may. And I
announce myself In favor of any plan
of religious attack, however radical,
however odd, however unpopular, however hostile to all the conventionalities
ot church and state. If one style of
prayer does not do the work, let us
try another style. If the church music ot to-day does not get the victory,
then let us make the assault with a
backwoods chorus. If a prayer meeting at half-past 7 ln the evening does
not succeed, let us have one as early
In the morning ns when the angel found
wrestling Jacob too much for htm. If
a sermon with the three authorized
heads does not do the work, then let us
have a sermon with 20 heads, or no
heads at all.
We want more heart ln our song,
more heart ln our almsgiving, more
heart in our prayers, more heart in our
preaching. Oh, for less of Abimelech's
sword and more of Abimelech's conflagration!   I had often heard
There ls a fountain filled with blood
sung artistically by tour birds percned
on their Sunday roost ln the gallery
until I thought of Jenny Lind and Nils-
Son and Sontag, and all the other warblers, but there came not one tear to
my eye, nor one master emotion to my
heart. But one night I went down to
the African Methodist meeting house
ln Philadelphia, and at the close of the
service a black woman ln the middle of
the audience began to sing that hymn,
and all the audience Joined ln, and we
were floated some three or four miles
nearer heaven than I have ever been
since. I saw with my own eyes that
"fountain tilled with blood-*���red, agonizing, sacrificial, redemptive���and I
heard the crims-*n plash of the wave
as we all we*it down under It.
For sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.
Oh, my friends, the gospel ls not a
syllogism; It ls not casuist;.*; It Is not
polemics or the science ol squabbles!
It ls blood red (act; It ls warm hearted Invitation; It ls leaping, bounding,
flying good news; it is efflorescent with
all light; it is rubescent with all summery glow; It ls aborescent with all
sweet shade. I have seen the sun rise
on Mount Washington, and (rom the
Tiptop House, but there was no beauty
In that compared with the dayspring
from on high when Christ gives light
to a soul. I have heard Parepa sing,
but there was no music In that compared with the voice of Christ when he
said. "Thy sins are forgiven thee; go
ln peace." Good news! Let every one
cut down a branch of this tree of life
and wave it. Let all the way from
Mount Zalmon to Shechem be filled
with the tossing Joy. Good news!
This bonfire o' the gospel' shall consume the last temple of sin and will
Illumine the sic with ��..��>calypttc Joy,
that Jesus Chr**: came trio the world
to save sinner.. Any new plan that
make*, a man quit his sin .and that
prostrates a wrong I am as much ln
favor of as though all the doctors, and
the bishops, and the archbishops, and
the synods, and the academical
gownsmen of Christianity sanctioned
it. The temple ot Berlth must come
down, and I do not care how It comes.
Still further, I learn from this subject the power of example. If Ablmelech had sat down on the grass and
told his men to go and get the houghs
and go out to the battle, they would
never have gone at all, or If they had,
if would have been without any spirit
or effective result, but when Abtmelech
goes with his own axe and hews down
a branch, and with Abimelech's arm
puts It on Abimelech's shoulder, and
marches on, then, my text says, all the
people did the same, How natural
that was! What made Garibaldi and
Stonewall Jackson the most magnetic
commanders of this century? They always rode ahead. Oh, the overwhelming power of example! Here ts a
father on the wrong road. All hts boys
go on the wrong road. Here Is a
father who enlists for Christ Ills
children enlist. I saw In some of the
picture galleries of Europe that bofore
many of the great works of the masters
���the old masters���there would be sometimes four or five artists taking copies
of the pictures. These copies they were
going to carry with them, perhaps to
distant lands, and I have thought that
your life and character were a masterpiece, and It is being copied, and long
after you are gone It will bloom or
blast in the homes of those who knew
you, and be a Gorgon or a Madonna.
Look out what you say. Look out
what you do. Eternity will hear the
echo, Thc best sermon ever preached
ls a holy life. The best music ever
chanted Is a consistent walk. If you
want others to serve God, serve him
yourself. If you want others to
shoulder their duty, shoulder yours.
Where Ablmelech goes his troops go.
Oh, start for heaven to-day, and
your family will come after you and
your business associates will come after
you, and your social friends will Join
you. With one branch of the tree of
life for a baton, marshal Just as many
as you can gather. Oh, the infinite, the
semi-omnipotent power of a good or a
bad example.
I saw last summer, near the beach,
a wrecker's machine. It wns a cylinder,
with some holes at the side, made for
the thrUBtlng In of some long poles
with strong leverage, and when the'e
ls any vessel In  trouble or going to
pieces In the offing the wreckers shoot
a rope out to the suffering men. They
grasp It, and the wreckers turn the
cylinder, and the rope winds around
the cylinder, and those who are shipwrecked are saved. So at your (eet
to-day there ts an influence with a tremendous leverage. The rope attached
to it swings tar out Into the billowy future. Your children, your children's
children, and all the generations that
are to follow will grip that influence
and feel the long reaching pull long
after the figures on your tombstone are
so near worn out that the visitor cannot tell, whether It was 1896 or 1796 or
1696 that you died.
Still further, I learn from this subject
the advantage of concerted action. If
Ablmelech had merely gone out with a
tree branch, the work would not have
been accomplished, or If 10, 20 or 30 men
had gone, but when all the axes are
lifted, and all the sharp edges fall, and
all these men carry each his tree
branch down and throw It about the
temple, the victory Ib gained���the temple falls. My friends, where there ls
one man ln the church of God at this
day shouldering hts whole duty there
are a great many who never lift an axe
or swing a bough, it seems to me as
If there were 10 drones in every hive
to 1 busy bee; as though there were 20
Bailors Bound asleep In the ship's hammocks to 4 men ou the stormy deck, it
seems as If there were 60,000 men belonging to the reserve corps, and only
1.0110 active combatants. Oh, we all
want our boats to get over to the golden sands, but the most of us are seated
either ln the prow, or in the stern,
wrapped ln our striped shawl, holding
a big handled sunshade, while others
are blistered in the heat and pull until
the oarlooks groan and the blades bend
till they snap! Oh, you religious sleepy-heads, wake up! You have lain
so long ln one place that the ants and
caterpillars have begun to crawl over
you! What do you know, my brother,
about a living gospel made to storm
the world? Now, my Idea of a Christian Is a man on fire with zeal for God,
and If your pulse ordinarily beats 60
times a minute when you think of other themes and talk about other themes,
If your pulse does not go up to 76 or
80 when you come to talk about Christ
and heaven, It Is because you do not
know the one and have a poor chance
of getting to the other.
In a former charge, one Sabbath, 1
took Into the pulpit the church records,
and I laid them on the pulpit and opened them and said: "Brethren, here
are the church records. I find a great
many of you whose names are down
here are off duty." Some were afraid
I would read the names, for at that
time some of them were deep ln the
worst kind of oil stocks and were idle
as to Christian work. But If ministers
ofChrlst to-day should bring the church
records Into the pulpit and read, oh,
what a flutter there would be! There
would not be fans enough ln ohurch
to keep the cheeks cool. I do not know
but It would be a good thing If the minister once In awhile should bring the
church records ln the pulpit and call
the roll, tor that Is what I consider every church record to be���merely a muster roll of the Lord's army, and the
reading of It should reveal where every
soldier ls and what he ts doing.
Suppose In military circles on the
morning of battle the roll is called, and
out of a thousand men only a hundred
men ln the regiment answered. What
excitement there would be ln the camp!
What would the colonel say? What
high talking there would be among the
captains and majors and the adjutants!
Suppose word came to headquarters
that these delinquents excused themselves on the ground that they had
overslept themselves, or the morning
was damp and they were afraid ot getting their feet wet, or that they were
busy cooking rations. My friends, this
Is the morning of the day of God
Almighty's battle! Do you not see the
troops? Hear ye not all the trumpets of
heaven and all the drums of hell?
Which side are you on? If you are on
the right side, to what cavalry troop,
to what artillery service, to what garrison duty do you belong? In other
words, in what Sabbath school do you
teach? In what prayer meeting do you
exhort? To what penitentiary do you
declare eternal liberty? To what almshouse do you announce the riches of
heaven? What broken bone of sorrow
have you ever set? Are you doing nothing? Is It possible that a man or woman sworn to be a follower of Jesus
Christ is doing nothing? Then hide the
horrible secret from the angels. Keep
it away from the book of Judgment.
If you are doing nothing, do not let
the world find It out, lest they charge
your religion with being a false face.
Do not let your cowardice and treason
be heard among the martyrs about the
throne, lest they forget the sanctity of
the place and denounce your betrayal
of that cause for which they agonized
and died.
May the eternal God rouse us all to
action! As for myself, I feel 1 would
be ashamed to die now and enter heaven until I have accomplished something more decisive for the Lord that
bought me. Oh, brethren, how swiftly
the time goes by! It seems to me as if
the years had gained some new power
of locomotion���a kind of speed electric.
The temple of Berlth Ib very brnad.
and It ls very high. It has been gums*
up by the hands of men and devils, and
no human engineering can demolish It,
but If the 70,000 ministers ot Christ In
this country should each take a branch
of the tree of life, and ull their congregations should do thc same, and we
Bhould march on and throw these
branches around the great temples of
sin and worldliness and folly, it would
need no match or coal or torch of ours
to touch oft the pile, for, as In the days
of Elijah, fire would fall from heaven
nnd kindle the bonfire of Christian victory over demolished sin.
Still further, I learn from this subject
the danger of false refuges. As soon
as these Shechemltee got Into the temple they thought they were safe. They
said: "Berlth will take care of us.
Ablmelech may batter down everything
else. He cannot batter down this
temple where we are now hid." But
very soon they beard the timbers crackling, and they were smothered with
smoke, and they miserably died. I
suppose every person In this audience
this moment ls stepping Into some kind
of refuge. Here you step ln the tower
of good works. You say, "I shall be
safe ln this refuge." The battlements
are adorned, the steps are varnished,
on the wall are pictures of all the suffering you have alleviated, and all the
schools you have established, and all
the fine things you have ever done.
Up In that tower you feel you are safe.
But hear you not the tramp of your
unpardoned sins all around the tower?
They each have a match. You are
kindling the combustible material. You
feel the heat and the suffocation. Oh,
may you leap In time, the gospel   de
claring, "By the deeds of the law shall
no flesh living be Justified!"
"Well," you say, "I have been driven
,out of that tower. Where shall I go?"
Step into this tower of indifference. You
say, "If this tower Is attacked, it will be
a great while before It ls taken." You
feel at ease. But there ls an Ablmelech
with ruthless assault coming on. Death
and his forces are gathering around,
and they demand that you surrender
everything, and they clamor fur your
overthrow, and they throw their skeleton arms ln the window, and with their
Iron fists they beat against the door,
and while you are trying to keep them
out you see the torches of Judgment
kindling, and every forest Is a torch,
and every mountain a torch, and even-
sea a torch, and while the Alps and
Pyrenees and Himalayas turn Into a
live coal, blown redder and redder by
the whirlwind breath of a God omnipotent, what will become of your refuge
of lies?'
"But," says some one, "you are engaged in a very mean business, driving
us from tower to tower."
Oh, no! I want to tell you of a Gibraltar that never has been and never will
be taken, of a wall that no Satanic assault can scale, of a bulwark that the
Judgment earthquakes cannot budge.
The Bible refers to It when It says,
"In God Is thy refuge, and underneath
thee are the everlasting arms." Oh,
fling yourself Into It! Tread down unceremoniously everything that Intercepts you. Wedge your way there.
There are enough hounds of death and
peril after you to make you hurry.Many
a man has perished Just outside the
tower, with his font on the step, with
his band on the latch. Oh, get Inside!
Not one surplus second have you to
spare.    Quick, quick, quick!
Milea anil Their Bantea aa lo Uae by the
The to'.lowlnf-Ms a table of the nnme
and style of the magazine rifles adopted by the progressive nations ot the
world���there Is not a nation that can
be called progressive that has not
abandoned the single-loader. The list,
which is taken from an article by
Capt. Winter, ol Ottawa, In the Canadian Magazine for J une last, gives the
countries, the name of rifle, the range
(or distance la yards for which tbe
rifle ls sighted) and the number of
shots in the magazine ot each:
Country. Rille.     Range. Shots
Argentina  Mauser      5
Austria  Mannlloker ... 2,500    5
Belgium   Mauser   2,050    5
Bulgaria  Mannlloker ... 2,100    5
China  Lee      5
Chill   Mannlloker ... 2,500    5
Denmark   K. Jorgensen 2,000    5
France LebBl   2,000    8
Germany  Mannlloker ... 2,240    5
Great Britain. Lee-Metford... 2.9CO  10
Holland .Mannlloker     5
Italy .Carcano 2,100    5
Japan Murata  2,187    8
Portugal  Kropatchck       8
Roumanla Mannlloker     5
Russia  Mouzln      5
Spain Mauser     8
Servla  .Mauser     5
Switzerland ..Schmidt   2,100  12
Sweden  K. Jorgensen      8
Turkey  Mauser     5
U. S. Army ...K. Jorgensen      5
U. S. Navy ���..K. Jorgensen      5
Mo Device Hafficient to Stop the March of
the Peats In {Joeensland.
The Surveyor-General of Queensland
recently Issued a report on the rabbit
Invasion, and it ls plain that the furry
and prolific little rodent ls a more
formidable public enemy to Queensland than would be a Meet of hostile
Ironclads, The Queensland rabbit (according to the Australian Review of
Reviews) ls a quito new variety, with
extraordinary digestive powers and a
malign Intelligence to which only the
despairing blasphemy of a Queensland
stock drover can do Justice. It flourishes In times of drought, and grows
fat while cuttle and sheep perish of
Queensland ls being grldlroned with
rabbit-proof fences. One running Irom
Darling Downs to Eyre Creek ls, the
same authority states, 1,100 miles
long; and no doubt these fences, when
skillfully constructed, do arrest the
rabbit ware, and the rabbits, unable
to go forward without wit enough to
turn back, perish ln vast numbers. In
somo districts the southern side of
this great barrlor Is " white with the
bones of millions nnd millions of
these rabbits*'; but the young rabbits
often contrive to get through the
meshes ot the fences, and quickly
breed Into ncw hosts, tunneling the
sand-hills till they are mere traps,
and eating off the pasture as with Innumerable scythes. The rabbit, In a
word, leaves science itself bankrupt.
An old lady went Into n Rutland,
Vt., savings bank recently and presented a book that shn had tnken
out over 20 yenrs ngo. Sho snid that
sho had deposited $500 ln the hank
at that time, and had boen told by
friends ln New York .State, where sho
lived, that the account had been outlawed. A clerk examined tlio book nnd
lound that the last entry had lieen
mado in I871I. ne figured up tho Interest, which amounted to a, ilttlo
over $ 1,800, and handed It to the
depositor, together with the $500.
The old Indy wa* overjoyed, and concluded she would leave the money.
She retusod n new book, saying that
the old one was good enough for her.
The woman had not been ln Vermont
since the lost deposit was mnde.
"You don't call upon Miss Smarts
ae much as you did?"
"No. Fact to, I hnve reasons for suspecting that my company Is not so
agreeable as it might be. Tlie last
Ume I waa thero I supposo I d*i stay
rather long, and when I got up to go
Mies Smaxte said, 'Must you go now ?
I was In hopes you would stop for
breakfast.' Somehow I got an Idea
that perhaps It would be Just as well
for me not to waste any more time
nt that house."
Mr. Knowall (laughingly)���Can you
tell me, Miss DeWitte, what Is the
ditlerenco "between a wise man and
a fool? Miss DeWltte-A wise man
knows ho Is a fool, and is miserable'.
the fool thinks ho Is wise and Is
THE.   ifl-IftvBIlin   ORATOB.
A Couple of' iinerfcau Opinions
About L'flomp pi* Parle,
[From the Rochester Union anil  Advertiser.]
Thc Ncw York Evening Sun think*
that " the oratory ' that goes witli
the coffee and cigars should be, not of
the sort that convinces, but of the
sort that tickles and entertains,' and
adds: " In future It will bo easy for
tho presiding officers on such occasions to insist on having a look at tbe
manuscripts ol those of their orators
who have a reputation for long-wlnd-
cdness. The dreary fact Is that postprandial n> wins have lengthened, are
lengthening, and ought to be shortened. The only thing necessary Is determination ou the part ol those Id
whose bands rests the success of such
It ls an open question whether the
man who discusses serious topics at
unreasonable length ls a greater bore
on occasions of this kind than the man
who tries to be funny, taking an average man of each class as a representative. For the serious man ls likely
to say something that ls useful, and
even it his remarks are not well suited
to the occasion, they do not utterly
waste tie tlmo of the company; but
the speaker who attempts to be facetious ls in most cases a total failure
ln that role, and accordingly his observations give the company great
pain. The Individual who has no
original humor ln hts composition Is
often a liberal borrower of other people's jokes, and because he has no*
sense of humor ho borrows without
discrimination. These Jokes soak Into-
him somehow, and when lie has a
chance he exudes them. He thus gets
the reputation ot being ft merry wit,
and consequently be ls able to command opportunities lor after-dinner
speaking. And there ls always some
present on such occasions who have
no truer appreciation ol lun than he
has himself, so he thinks that his
humor 'goes"; but meanwhile the
Judicious grieve. Of the latter there-
are few who would not prefer the*
most solemn disquisition upon * some
dry nnd abstract topic to a funny
speech that haB been warmed over by
professional humoilsts and post-pran-
diul orators for ages. Hut it Is not so
important that the presiding officer
should hare the privilege of cutting
down the speeches in manuscript a*
that he should be allowed to kill
those dreadful speakers who try tobe
tunny, Yet it might be a good thing
to cut down all atter-dinner speeches.
Tliere are few that aro not too long.
(From Harper's Weekly.)
It Is worth remembering that Senator Morgan, of Alabama, who, us
pointed out ln lost week's Weekly,
served as arbitrator ln tlte Behring
Sea matter, and then as Senator refused to pay the claim which re-
suited from the arbitration, Is the
same statesman who made a speech
one hundred and flltecn minutes long
at the late New England dinner In
New York. What he said ls forgotten, but tlio immense protraction of
his remarks Is remembered, as It
should be, with horror and bitterness of spirit. No doubt Mr. Morgan, though a Senator, ls a man
whose opinions ure deemed to bo
worth hearing; otherwise he would
not hare been asked to speak at the
New England dinner at all. It would
bo pleasanter, as It would be more
polite, to pass over his oratorical
indiscretion, and merely lie thankful
that the victims of It were not more
numerous. Rut It Is too awful a thing
to pass by In that way. II any man
Is to bo suffered to talk an hour anil
fllty-flvo minutes utter dinner with
impunity then our liberties aro not
secure, and wo should begin putting
props under them, no matter whose
toes tlio props Impinge upon. Five
minutes U a good length for an after
dinner speech. A fairly complete intellectual flip-flap can lie turned In
five minutes, and tluit Is enough.
Still there nro a good many men who*
can talk tan or even fifteen minutes
without getting very tiresome, and
courtesy and church discipline should
enable a listener to sit as long as
tliat under a speaker without overt
complaint whether ho is entertained or not. But twenty minutes is
an extreme limit to uu after-dinner
speech. In forty-nlno cases out of
fifty, liefore a man has talked that
long he has begun to bo a nuisance.
An orator who Is not sure that he
can get through in twonty mlntiUa*
at tlio outsldu ought nover to attempt an niter-dinner speech. He
Is not tit for tho Job. Ho mny be
too good; ho may not be good imugh;
hut he ls not tit, and he ought nott
to undertake It. To talk an hour ti>
a lot ot gentlemen wluo have dined
is to commit a broach of confidence,
nnd to mnko one's self an awful,
awful lion.1. To talk an hour and
fifty-five minutes���why It 's Incrud-
llile that a civilized being should do
It! Whatever happened to Honntor
Morgan at that dinner ? l'oor,
dreadful man, with what corroding
remorse ho must look back upon
himself and his distressing exploit.
And yet there Is no certainty about
that. A right-minded man would
leel remorse; but Is Senator Morgan
right minded? Could we expect ��
man who has taken the position he-
has taken about the payment of
thnt Behring Sea claim to see anything amiss In talking an hour and
fifty-five minutes to a party of
helpless gentlemen who had trusted
to his forbearance? Perhaps not;
perhaps not I Tliere ls no telling how
a thing mny strike Senator Mor-
gon. He feels dltterently from most
of us about the honor of the government, and doubtless aliout other
things ns well.
Gen. Harrison formally announced
last evening that he Ls not a candidate for nomination for the I'rosi-
When a lame man runs in debt for
a cork leg it is time to call n halt. G A. McBain & Co.,  Real Estate Brokers, Nan-ai-nip, B.C.
tm ut   U _t__k i  em���
_,      i  n    7<alw, _^aaaT_.-4__^___aa_^_,
Oops, Htmer returned Fridty.
Who sent that telegram?
John Oathew was among the passengers down on the Joan Friday.
Lawyer Cane and wife of Nanaimo
were in town last week.
Mils Spencer, agent, went io her Nanaimo home Friday.
John Comb hat returned from a visit
to the Runyon mine, Washington.
Some will be it"'", in a few weeks to
the Yukon district.
Call at McPhee & Moore's and pro-
Cure your garden seed-, early.
The lttile boy o( James Tobacco, aged
about two years died of inemll'aneoilS
croup Friday morning���diphtheria.
On Fridav the Union hotel was mulci
in the sum of $10 on the charge ol
wiling beer to .1 minor.
Mrs. Harry Woodruff nf the Settlemen'
presented her huihand with a *oo last
The wife of Magistrate Manson of
Cortes Islasd is reporietl qnite ill at the
home of Wm. Duncan, Siinduick'
There was a leap year pany at the old
school house, Sandwick, un Monday
Mrs. John Miller presented her husband with a daughter un Sunday.
There tell in Uninn duiinjf .February
8���89 100 inches of rain and 17 inches
of snow.
Secure a tkket from any member of
tbejband for their bcneiil whether yuu
attend or nnt.
Linen Collars all stvles and pri. es at 3
for 15c. Simon leiser.
A Herald writer declares that the nns*
takes of Moses are nothing compared to
On Sunday next at Trinity church usual evening service followed by Organ
Recital ond Song Service.
Wonder if Roentgens' camera can
penetrate the skull of the fellow who sent
that lying dispatch to the Free Press
last week; nr is it too thick?
The Imperial Government has secured
the Goose Spi in Comox harl-.oiir in
connecibn with the summer drills antl
practise nf the men of war.
There will be a fine Musical pro.
gramme in connection wiih Ur. Lawrence's lecture. Remember the dale March
What a pity it is that (hose California
train robbers don't bury their treasures
conveniently near Ur.ion where tliey can
be found by some of our people,
Victoria stands alone in her decision
to charge a fee for high school pupils.
But the public there appear opposed 10
the imposition aid,also to the [eduction
of teachers' salaries.
F-JK .**ftLb��� Pure Wlme Pejmeli.h  Rock
��*._��ttt i. U.-Altlwau's.
Tae U., jii.nl tijitit will hold its next
moultil*. luuaUug al J A'Tauis' ctticn on
l..*-*,u.i\ tv.olu-', Mtvlch 10.h
Take a peep at Blore & Son's new
wall p. pcrs.
Mi.b Hija.it haa opened a priva'.e ,ehi el
fo* tiie inalruiitluu ui c.iliir.n ac the Motile*
diat oliurui ves 1 y. Unu�� SI pur Week
including uius'.o aud (jSlullug.
A stock of ladies and gents' Oxford
tics juat arrived at McPhee ii Moo.-a's,
Koll.e . IK. ol P mo.u-ia Cunen.y
ami ii'.,iernai visit iiuui Uuiun miu *..|.e-.r
uexi -'tea.
The butcher shop, filled up read, I'or
use, l.itciy occupied by A. C. Fulton is
fur uiu at reason.iu e raie. Enquire ol
Mr. Kuliun orufA. Urqliuri, Coniox.
The Ladies ol Trinity Working Guild
met Tuesday of last week at Mra. Lawrences Mien the former officers were reelected for three months.
Miss Cathc.irl ol Comox and .Miss Mc*
Lenniiii ul Cuuiteiiay were the guests of
Mrs. S. Creech, and in the evening at*
lei.dcd ihe school concert��� Feb. 29th.
A Masquerade Lail will be given April
2nd. at Comox Uny ior the liencni 01 the
Luglish church, under the management
ol Mr-, Nixon ol Dciiiuan Island. Par*
licu.ars later.
A public meeting in Vancouver has
denounced the idea of Provincial aid to
the liritish P.icinc Railway. Nu measure lor that purpose lias vet been brought
do.vn by the government although oue is
J. B. Holmes his jtjjj'gane into the
butchcty business at the Ba) (Coniox)
and ii is understood he may soon siart
Hit* bakery business tliere He has been
snpphing the warships practising in the
harbour, lately.
'lhe last number of the Chiliwack
Progress contains farewell addtesses to
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Logan trom
the various societies connected with
Cuoke's church. Mrs. Logan was presented with a purse. Ionic Lodge A. F.
St A. M. als.i presented him with an
The enterprising firm of Grant St McGregor, doing business at the corner of
First Street and Dunsmuir Avenue, is
the tirst 10 put up street signs. 'Ihey are
very neat and durable being made by the
McCiary Manufacturing Company of
Lonuon, Out.
M.J. Henry the noted nurseryman
and florist uf Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver,
has just tilled a large urdct pi trees and
plants for Mr. Dowell ol Ueiun.in Isi .ml,
also another order for Mr. Short of L'n
ion. lhe people are learning 10 Uu ir
cost that 11 doesn't pay lu give their
orders lu traveling salesman who represent nothing and have no responsibility.
Mr. Henry employs no traveling salesmen, remember lhat.
A fine, long shed .is being erected at
the Presbyterian church, Sandwick for
the accomodation of horses.
Selling off! What? Why .verything
in the store ol T. D. McLean, is going
for the next 30 days at your uwn prices.
The character concerts netpd $40,
which was given to the Hospital and to
Trinity church equal y.
Lawyet Young of Nanaimo has been
putting in the past weel: in attending to
professional business 111 this district.
If you want to save half on men's,
women's and Children's Boots, Shoes,
anil Slippers you must buy at hangman's
Mr. James Clink, a somewhft ctcent
ric maiylivin-Jon Ins ranch on the Luaer
Prairie road h\s been   ill lor seme time.
For sale cheap, a cow and calf. Enquire of Nat Lambert, Courtenay, or at
this iilli.ee.
Alf. Davis, cigar manufacturer, was up
fnm the Diamond city Wednesday, returning Fridav.
FOR Sale.��� 8 acres cheap nt Comox
Terms 10 sun.   Owner going 10 England.
R. L. Leigh Spcucer
I*. 0. Box 370, Nanaimo, or al Cumberland Club-,Union,
Mrs. O'Dell contemplates nrganiiing a
Philbamonic Society to meet wetkly for
practise; dues will be one dollar monthly.
Ladies and gentleman wishing to join
call and see Mrs. O'Dell.
Those intending to commence music
lessons will Mrs. O Dell, should do so at
once. Her class which will be limited, is
nearly complete.
The dynamiie explosion at Johannesburg, South Africa killed 40. Two hundred were taken to ihe hospital. Only a
tew whites were injured.
All watches left at my shop for repairs
for over two months, must be laken out
before the end of February or Ihey will
be sold to defray expenses. T. D.
The Nanaimo Mail complains bitterly
ofilie hard times prevailing there and
thinks lhe Board of Trade *hould lake
sieps to encourage olher industries than
the coal.
Lnngmiih St Co. have bought nut llie
stock of boots, siloes, hats, caps, clothing
ami underwear 111 the store next west of
Addet'itin S: R 1 vbilium's. Ling 11,111 is
a daisy.
Mr. John McQuillan, Provincial man-
a'crot the Dominion Building & Loan
Company of winch Mt. Al. IJ. Ilumer
was -.he laic luc.il manager, is in town
lo 'king alter the interests ol '.hat insii-
The rimnins-of Andrew Leland weie
int. rrcd on Thursday last in Union
cemetery. His brother, Mr. Lewis
Leland, of I'oft Angeles, Washington,
arrived on Wednesday to attend the
Not One Man in
One Hu.idred
8n bveats hia monev tbat It yWU\ io
twenty yeara, anytniug like the pr> tit
aff T'i. d b) a p.'icy ef Lite Liauraoce.
HI8T0K**. 1 Too percentage of inclviduala
PROVES   [- 'ho sulked iu busiueas
THIS������- J is amaii '
No uid-liim mutual life imuraue,  oomptoy
btu over failad.
IS 1
 Ten Cents a Day**��31
Will Imv  Io- 4 ma    Vt .dMIM   of   Bgrt    a
$1,000 20 Payment Lifo Polio-/,  uua
Ul   ill;  ll- a    Igi'U'K  uf   Ij-h-IMuQ-   ATIlUJU*
iu the
Union Mutual Life
Insurance Company
Of Portland, Maine
A Sound. Safe, AM) Managed, I in coupon ���
1 sellable Suli-tai.itl I.^ntinim. -j     ated
vvlnu-'i NBVKlt STANDS (       1518
Vl'Oti TECHNICALITIES ������y-**���������
A*k J. E. EVANS, Provincial MatiORW,
p o, box 09:1 Vancouver, B C.
For furilnr inf -imitiincal o i
With Jau ea Abra ,<n.
The ,
Ulffl MISS __]_
will givn a hall on the
Evening of March 17th
Cumberinnd   Hall
TtckafcSjSiliuiuitig La-ly a.ul Qcntlctnai
( n-cludihu rtf.-ealinifoc.) tl 511, lobe had e
aiij i.ii tnli'r i,I *h- haud.
KAiXWAY   sox-as
Through tickets io Nanaimo, Viijtni'in
and wiiy stations, can he procured olj.
H. .McLean at llie depot. If tickets arc
purchased on lhe train they will be
charged extra.
*   Dave Anthony's
Cigar and   Fruit Store
A    Sud and DuMmuir At*.
��� '���  'I ��� ��� ���*��� ~~B* **~���'n -An a p������ i ������.���.
H O T E I ��� ,
- -Vendome
The largest Hotel in the City
with ihe best accommodation
for Travellers , . .
The bar is stocked with the
best of . .
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
ttaiber Sf Wiliams,
>-< SAX-E >-<
Steam Launch tor sale, built ot oak,
very strong, fitted with com-
pound surface condensing engine.
Tows well.    Apply to
Nanaimo Foundry
Wm, O'Dell
Architect and .Builder
Plans and specifications prepared,
and buildings erected on the
shortest Notice.
Houses built and Ier sale on easy
terms of payment.
Farm of 160 acres 4 miles from Cemon
wharf fur sale. For particulars enquire
of Father  Duiand at the  Bay or at lhe
News office.
lOne Car ofthe best and newest designed!
eoojqr-iG stoves just fegejved
$10,000 worth of Men's Furnishings, Shoes
and clothing at less than Half Price
.���*:*'.���'--. >.**, \


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