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NO. 137.       UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 1895.     $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
Hut cannot ski.i. coons at cost on creditj consequbntlv
***"?��� No Skimping in Weights and Measurcs'<0 at the
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.2o,i8Q5.
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The Best Mee.ls on the Coa-1 for 25 Cen s.
Elegantly Furnished  Rooms in   Connection.
Special rates made for monthly boarders. This is the best
place for working men. Good wash house. All the cooking
is done  by  white   men.    Come   one come
we still have
��� Union, B, 0.���--
Soda Water. Candies, Stationery and Books.
���roported and  Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
fk* Above Stores Adjoin, Wiiere Everything ofthe Eefct. in thtii Respective
Hues will be iouud.
A. ty. Mclntyre Prop.
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
All persons driving over the whiirf or
orirliics in Comox district taster than n
����llc, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech.
Gov. Alien*.
Notary Public.
Agent tor the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company ol Lon
don ana the Phoenix of
A��ent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Assoeiation of Toronto	
Union, BbC.
f- -P ?iil S*i
Comox, B. C.
Choice  Family Grocbries.
Also Ki.our, Feed, Etc., at
The annual strawberry festival of the
Comox Presbyterian church on Tuesday
jund 25th at 7.30 p.m. Tickets 50 cents
children under 12, 25 cents. Ice cream,
10 cents additional.
A plentiful supply of strawberries and
cream will be provided, also an excellent
programme of music etc.
A good time is expected. All are cor
dially invited.
For sale.���A dairy churn No. 6, new
and for sale bcc.ius too small for my use.
Apply to A. Urquhart
Cream of the News-Baltic Sea and
German ocean married-Defeat
ot Hosebery's Government -
Bowell's Government in a Oil.
emma Duke of Cembridg 3 to Retire-John Smith arrested for the
Murder of Bemen ot Read Island
-Fifteen months for Bosle-
After the labors of eight years and expenditure nf $38,506,000, the I.reat Canal whicli connects the lialtic Sea with the
German Ocean is ready for use. The
opening ceremonies last week were on a
inagni cent scale. The war ships from
every European power and the United
Stales took part in the festivities. Emperor William performed the ceremony
of opening the Canal.
Gladstone has intimated his disapproval of certain amendments to the Welsh
Disestablishment Bill; consequently has
dissolved his pairing arrangements with
Villiers. This is a serious blow to Rose-
bery's Ministry.
In a vote on Friday to reduce the salary ofthe Secretary of Stale for War,
the Liberal Government was defeated by
a vote of 132 10 125. Dissolution will follow soon. Expected that Rt. Hon. A. J.
Balfour will be called upon to lorn* a
Cabinet, in which Lord Salisbury be Secretary of Stale for foreign affairs.
The steamer Progressist is now on tbe
way here. She is expected to arrive early in August.   She will carry 5,000 tons.
Jas. A. Cohen, the well known printer
of Victoria is dead.
Manitoba bas refused to assent to remedial legislation on the school question.
The Dominion Government is in a critical poiitioti, as many suypurters threaten 10 revolt if any attempt ia made to
coerce Manitoba; whilst the French
Conservatives iusisi upon wimediate re-
medial legislation.
The Fauquier trial set for Tuesday.
Several witnesses subpeoned from Union
and vicinity.
Dan McLeod defeated Charles Wit-
mer in a wrestling match at lndianopolis
last Wednesday, ile is now arranging
for a mutch wilh fanner Burns.
The Duke of Cambridge will resign
the position of Commander-in-chief of
the British annv on Oct.   Ist.
The Victoria sealing schooner, Rose
Olson, is reported wrecked off the Japanese Coast, All llie crew were saved.
The vessel is owned by Munsie & Gray
of Victoria, and valued at SSooo; Injured for $7000.
Corbet ami Filzsinimons have definitely arranged to tight at Dallas, Texas, in
October next.
Nanaimo, Junk 24. (Special) Fred
Bosc, the Italian, charged with the theft
of two silver watches, the property of D.
L. Jones,ind England,Union,was convict
ed Saturday before Judge Harrison, and
was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment.
London, June 24. Lord Rosebery
has resigned and the Marquis of Salisbury has been called upon to form a ministry.
ee & poofe
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and   Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc.
 L. i
On Oct. 9 .94 Christicn Hensen left liis
home at VVylie's, Read Island to go to
Rose and Drink water's store at Cortes Is
land, five miles distant, Me left in au
open boat ai about 9 o'clock, a.m., telling
Mrs. Wylie he would be back about noon
the same day. He arrived at Rose and
Urinkwater's about 10 o'clock, and after
transacting his business departed for
Read Islaud a little before 12 o'clock a.m.
Mr. Drink water was onc of tbe last per*
sons who saw him alive as he (Bensen)
was going out of die harbour in his boat
alono as he came in. Bensen did not ar-
me at his home on that clay and no tiding*; of hiin could be obtained until
about Oct. 30 when his dead body was
found in the bottom of h-s boat (which
was adrift in tbe open water between Wy
lie's aud Camp Island) by Messrs Van
Tassel and James Doucett.: whu chanced
to be passing.* The body was badly
bruised ubout the head and. showed marks
indicating 1 foul play. Mr. M. Manson
J. I', took charge uf the re minis and removed them to Vancouver; where an inquest and post-mortem examination was
held. The Coroner's jury returned a ver
diet that deceased came to his death by
violence at the hands ot some person or
persons to them unknown. Superintend
ent Hussey assisted by Constable Hutch
ison and Mr, Manson then proceeded to
further investigate U10 case at Read Island and vicinity. Thev visited several
ol the islands and found that, although
there was no direct evidence to implicate
any peir.uu in the murder nf Bensen,
there wore strong reason** for suspecting
one John Smith, who resided near Wylte's
011 Read Island, knew a great deal more
ubout tiie matter than he caied to toll the
officers. His general conduct was such
as tedtoa close watch being . ept by
tbem on all his movements; and tiu* sawle
course was pursued in regard to Mrs.
Smith. Several attempts were made to
obtain a private interview with the latter
which failed in every case owing to the
vigilance of Smith who .vatched hurcioae
ly and wonld not allow her to see auy
others, excepting Mr. and Mrs. Wylie
who seemed, for some unaccountable iaa
son to be using all their efforts tn remove
a general suspicion existing in the minds
of others that Smith was the culprit.
About two week** ago, Smith being at last
compelled to leave his home in search of
work, which he obtained at Dineen's logging ctniD, at Valdez Island, gave the po
lice the opportunity, ol at last being able
to '1 ave the desired interview witli Mrs.
Smith, away from the influence of her
husband. Supt. Hussey and Officer Web
ster came up on the Comnx hut Tuesday
and securing the services of Mr. Manson
J j\, at once proceeded to Camp Island
and sent for Sirs. Smith ��;nd iici daughter Cora whu came and met them at Ire
land's where lhey made a lull confession
of all that they knew ab.tut the case, including thf admissions made by Smith to
tliein about the murder. Smith acknowledged his guilt to his wife and threaten*
ed to kill her if sbe gave him away, and
said he would not be laken alive by tho
On Tuesday night (18) Supt. Hussey,
Mr. Mansnti,and Officer Webster proceed
ed to Dineen's logging camp. At midnight
tbey anchored in a little cove about two
miles below Dineen's camp, where thev
remained iu hiding until morning. They
then took a small row boat and cautiously
rowed along the shore arriving at the
ca.np just at day break. Mr. Dineen
was then seen and hi too!; iln* party 1
the shanty occupied by his men (16 in al��J
and at th-; request ofMipermtendent Htis
sey be entered with him ana pointed out
the bunk occupied bv Smith, who was at
once awakened by lhe officer, who told
him to get up and put liis clothes on, as
he bad a wan ant lor his arrest. Smith
said, "All right," aud dressed himself
without asking anv que*, t ions, and was
handcuffed and taken away tn the steamer. The whole party consisting of police,
prisoner and witnesses, arrived at Comox
at midnigh" of Wednesday, and and ihe
next day the accused was formerly commuted for trial by Mr. Drabble, J.P. to
the next court having competent jurisdic
tion. Supt. Hussey, and Officer Webster
left for Nanaimo with tiie prisoner Friday morning, en-route to New Westmins
ter gaol. The motive lor the murder is
supposed to be jealousy. Smith had but
illy provided for his family who'were assisted at times by Hensen.
The San Mateo, leaves to-day (Tuesday) for San Francisco with 4500 tons of
Thc Minneola is at Union wharf loading.
The Steamer Fingal left for the North
or, the 28th taking aboard 10 tons of coal
as fuel.
Thc tug Vancouver left on the 18th
with 154 ions of wash nut coal for the
Eleciric Tramway, Victoria.
The Tepic left Friday with 200 tons of
wash nut coal for the C.P.R., and 220
tons of Comox coal fwrihe Sugar Refinery, Vancouver.
The str. Daisy left on the 21 with 154
tons of wask nut coal for C. Peabody,
The str. Dunsmuir came in on SuririW
with 10 tons of hay for the Union Cop
liery Company and left with a load ��f
was!) nut coal for New Westminster.
A scow load of lumber has landed hert
for Hob Ri-hards.    Its from Vancouver.
The boys and girls are in training for
Dominion Day.
Kingsbury's saw mill is running full
blast. Lumber should be cheaper than
The Indian ontlach ended Saturday
uiui a dance. Notsy Tom and Jim
Rutnblach were the grand Tyhees.
Mrs Wm. A. Mathewson has gone to
tha Skeena River to join her husband.
Crops in the valley are It oking well although the pot.no crop will not be as
good as last year. The farmers will
commence haying about July  2.
Photo tent wiil remain at Courtenay
until July 2nd. Those wauling their,
pictures taken should call at once
The stragglers of the pmlach had *
high-o-tunc Sunday night. Some arrests were made.
The potlatcb at the nncherie ended
; last Saturday with the giving of many
j hundreds of blankets and muuniaingo.it
! skins.    It wa- amusing to see the scram*
��� ble lor these articles when two or more
got hold of the same thing.   Then there
was pulltng-n sort oftu* of war ending
I with the knifo being applied and each la*
j king a part.   Short speeches appeared to
: be in order which were delivered with vix
j or albeit the language may not have been
j classical.   The boats lhey came in had a
1 beak like prow.    Six different flags uerc
. living,   among   which   we   noticed the
Union lack and the star spangled banner.   The numbers in attendance ranged
somewhere from icoto 150.
:-.::-;  F>q0K   piftCES.
On and aitop July Ist. I will lei
j single rigs for a drive to Courtenay far $1.60.
The names of 31 persons whoarewitl-
! ing to join .1 bund have besn handed in.
j Thev together with all others interested
I in thc mailer are requested to meet at
the ncw school house next Saturday eves
Evidence That tlie TallejMd
der Was PremeMtatefl,
Threatening Letters tn Witnesses���"Whal
iln* Double Murderer Would do If lit*
<iot Outof Jail���KjcjiectB Lawyera-toGet
itllll uu.
Yalleyfleld- Que. despatch says: The
mysterious disappearance ol young
"Jack" Anderson* oue ol the most
important witnesses tor the Crown in
the coming Shortis murder trial, Is
causing; considerable gossip uud excitement here. This young man, who
was the mufderer'a constant companion, knows more probably concerning
Shortis' planning for the robbing ol
tlie cotton mill than any other person iu this place, with the exception
or Gleasou and young MacVicar hereto whom he only partially revealed
his Intentions, tt Is said that shortly
alter Shortis' Incarceration in the
Montreal jail he wrote several letters
to Anderson. These thc young man
burned Immediately after perusal
without disclosing tlie contents to
anyone. Tin* last communication was
received about six weeks ago. Two
or three days later young Anderson
disappeared frnm Valleyfleld us i! thc
earth had swallowed him, and no one
liaa seen or heard of liim since that
On Saturday it leaked out that a
well-known young man here had received a letter from Shortis in which
lie states that
of jnil more than two or three families in Vulleyfleld would he wearing
mourning, lie nlso asks what the
people think of him and what their
feelings are towards him at present? lu concluding this letter, Shortis states that the residents of Val-
loyfield hated him while he resided
there, aud that they would hnve
cause to tin so again, because his
time hud not yet come to die, and
with the aid of Montreal's best lawyers lie would soon lie free. After he
is again heard from iu person, it is
his intention, lie says, to go to tho
west const of Africa, a country lie
always had a longing to visit.
Shortis also denounces Manager
Simpson, of the Cotton Mills, in strong
terms, aud hopes to be able to wipe
out nn old score with that gentleman
before long.
The residents here nro opposed to
a change of venue for Shortis, as tliey
claim it would he a miscarriage of
That Shortis' crime was premeditated and
is fully borne out by another very
important witness just secured by
the Crown. Hl.s story is nn interesting one and showed thnt Shortis acted lis a shrewd schemer. Further, he
was always ready for "emergencies."
This mnn says:
"Ono night early in January, whilo
on our way homo from Anderson's- he
stopped me and said, 'Look here, Mac,
do you know that it would be tho
easiest thing In tho world for three
or four young fellows like us to get
iuto that cotton mill and secure thc
pay. Wo t'oil.l escape without the
slightest difficulty- and no one wonld
ever suspect us.' I replied that lie
must not think of doing nny such
thing. It" Immediately dropped 'the
subject uud wc proceeded home.
Three times during our return home
nt night, within a period of two
weeks, he again snoke of the matter.
I told him that if he kept ou like
thnt I would stop going out with
him. He suid no more until a very
short timo before the terrible tragedy.
We left Anderson's nbont IL o'clock,
nnd when pus-dug the cotton mill wo
noticed a light iu the office. Shortis
Immediately stopped and, pointing in
the direction of the light, I12 said:
'This is mako up night for pay on
Monday. Three or four of us could
go In there now and without the
slightest difficulty get. all the monoy.
If you do not care to try the office
we can mask ourselves and hold up
tho train two miles below the town.
Before the express messenger could
recover his senses we would bo off
nnd In safety. Under cover of darknesa wc could soon get across the
lines, and once there pursuit would bo
out of the question.'
" I tried to Impress him with the
seriousness of what ho proposed and
to stop thinking of attempting any
such rash deed. Wo had a few words,
und I told him that from thon
I saw him in tl**o packing room during the following week, but did not
speak tu him. On tho night of the
murder and attempted robbery I met
Shortis on the street near the Windsor, lie appeared surly, and evidently
had something ou his mind. That
night he committed tho terrible deed,
lie sent for me after his arrest, and
asked to get his laundry, lie never
referred to the murder."
Theories cf Life They Ought to
Talmage Advises Them to Get Their Souli
nud Bodies l*.t*-:ht, to Cure for the lutel-
l.-.-t and Die at Home, So That Officiating Allutfltern Will Not beKml-'UTused.
New York, May 12, 1893.���In his audiences at the Academy of Music, Dr.
Talmage meets many hundreds of
young men, from different pacta of the
union, and representing almost every
ending and profession In life. To them
he specially addressed his discourse
this afternoon, the subject being,Words
with Young Men.
"Fayette, Ohio.���Reverend sir: We.
the undersigned, being earnest readers
of your sermons, especially request that'
you use as a subject for some one of
your future sermons, Advice to Young
Men. Yours respectfully, H. S. MU-
lott, F. O. Mlllot, J. L. Sherwood. M.
E. Elder, Charles T. Hubert, H. J.
Those six young men, I suppose,
represent innumerable young men
who are abuut undertaking the battle of life, and who have more interrogation points in their mind than
any printer's case ever contained, or
printer's lingers ever set up. But
few people who have passed fifty
years of age are capable of giving advice lo young men. Too many begin
their counsel by forgetting they ever
were young men themselves. November snows do not understand May-
time blossom week. The east wind
never did understand the south wind.
Autumnal golden-rod makes a poor
fist at lecturing about early violets.
Generally, after a man has rheumatism in his right foot, he is not competent to discuss    juvenile    -���--"--���������
Heart in the words, words reach
tin- heart.
Better peace iu tho mind than
plenty in the purse.
Christians must 1)0 one with Christ
before sinners ean h * won to Christ.
Speak the truth lu love, antl men
will luve to have you speak the truth.
He win sups at the table of passion must ever drink of the cup of
When a mnn falls, he lie co me 8 a sinner ; but when an angel falls, lie becomes Satan himself.
There is only one thing In tho world
grenter thnn Christ's sermon on the
mount, and that Is Christ's life in the
"What arc you wearing dark glasses
for ?" said one clerk to another.
"You never hud trouhlo with your
eyes before, did youV"
"Never. Lut the janitor camo
around when I wasn't looking and
washed the window hy my desk. Tho
(sudden glare wns too much for me."
Not one man out of a hundred can
enlist and keep the attention of the
young after there Is a bald spot on
the cranium. I attended a large meeting In Philadelphia, assembled to discuss how the Young Men's Christhm
Association of tbat city might be made
more attractive for young people, when
a man arose and made some suggestions -with such lugubrious tone of
voice, and a manner that seemed to
deplore that everything was going to
ruin, when an old friend of mine, at
seventy-five years as young In feeling
as anyone at twenty, arose and said :
"That good brother who has just addressed you will excuse me for saying that a young man would no sooner
go and spend an evening among such
funereal-tones of voice and funereal
ideas of religion which that brother
seems to have adopted, than he would
go and spend the evening in Laurel
Hill cemetery." And yet these young
men of Ohio, and all young men, have
a right to ask those who bave had
many opportunities of studying this
world and the next world, to give
helpful suggestions as to what theories
of life one ought to adopt, and what
dangers he ought to shun. Attention,
young men!
First: Get your soul right. You
see, that Is the most valuable part of
you. It is the most Important room
In your bouse. It Is the parlor of your
entire nature. Put the best pictures
on its walls. Put the best men under
Its arches. It Is Important to bave
the kitchen right, and the dining-
room right, and the cellar right, and
all the other rooms of your nature
right; but, oh! the parlor of the soul!
Be particular nbout the guests who
enter It. Shut Its doors In the faces
of those who would despoil and pollute It. There nre princes and kings
who would like to come intu it, whilo
there are assassins who would like to
come out from behind Us curtains, and
with silent foot attempt the desperate and murderous. Let the King
come In. Ile is now at the door. Let
me be usher to announce His arrival,
nnd introduce the King of this wnrld,
the King of all worlds, the King
eternal, Immortal, invisible. Make
room. Stand buck. Clear the way.
Bow, kneel, worship the King. Have
Him once for your Guest, and It doea
not make much difference who comes
or goes. Would you have a warrantee
against moral disaster, and surety of
a noble career? Read at least one
chapter of the Bible on your knees
every day of your life.
Word the next: Have your body
right. "How are youV" I often say
when I meet a friend of mine in Brooklyn, He Is over seventy, and alert and
vigorous, and very prominent in the
law. Ills answer Is, "1 am living on
the capital of a well-spent youth." On
the contrary, there are hundreds of
thousands of good people wbo are suffering the results of early sins. The
grace of God gives one a new heart,
but not a new body. David, the Psalmist, had to cry out, "Remember not the
sins of my youth." Let a young man
make his body a wine closet, or a rum
jug, or a whiskey cask, or a beer barrel, nnd smoke poisoned cigarettes until
his hand trembles, and he is black
under the eyes, and his cheeks fall in,
and then at some church seek and find
religion; yet, all the praying he can do
will not hinder the physical consequences of natural law fractured. You
six young men of Ohio, and all the
young men, take care of your eyes,
those windows of the soul. Take care
of your ears, and listen to nothing that
depraves. Take care of your lips, and
see that they utter no profanities. Take
care of your nerves by enough sleep
and avoid unhealthy excitements, and
by taking outdoor exorcise, whether by
ball, or skate, or horseback, lawn tennis, or exhilarating bicycle. If you
sit upright and do nnt join that throng
of several hundred thousands who by
the wheel are cultivating crooked
backs, and cramped chests, and deformed bodies, rapidly coming down
toward nil fours, and the attitude of
the beasts that perish. Anything that
bends body, mind or soul to the earth
is unhealthy. Oh, it Is a grand thing
to be well, but do not depend on pharmacy and the doctor to make you well.
Stay well. Read John Todd's Manual,
and Coombs' Physiology, and everything you can lay your hands on about
mastication, and digestion, and assimilation. Where you find one healthy
man or woman, you find fifty half
dead. From my own experience I can
testify tbat, being a disciple of the
gymnasium, many a time just before
going to the parallel bare, and punch
ing bags, and pulleys and weights, I
thought Satan was about taking possession of society and tbe church and
the world, but after one hour of climbing and lifting and pulling, I felt like
hastening home so as to be there when
the millennium set in. Take a good
atout run every day. I find in that
habit, which I have kept up since at
eighteen years I read the aforesaid
Todd's Manual, more recuperation than
in anything else. Those six men of
Ohio will need all possible nerve, and
all possible eyesight, and all possible
muscular development before they get
through the terrific struggle of this
Word the next:    Take care of your
intellect    Here  comes   the    Hood    of
novelette.-?, ninety-nine out of a nun- I
drod belittling to every ona that opens
them.     Here   come   depraved    newspapers, submerging good and elevated
American journalism.   Here   comes   a
whole perdition   uf   printed   abomination,  dumped on the  breakfast  table,
aud  tea table, and parlor table.    Take
at least one good newspaper with able
editorial and reporters' columns mostly   occupied   with   helpful   Intelligence,
announoing marriages and deaths and
reformatory   and     religious     assemblages, and   charities    bestowed,   antl
ih.* doings of good people, and giving
hut little space to nasty divorce cases,
and stories of crime, which, like cobras,
sting those that touch them.   Oh, for
more   newspapers   that  put virtue  In
what  is called great primer type, and
vice in nonpareil or agate!   You have
all  seen  the  photographer'8 negative,
lie took a picture Crom it ten or twenty
years ago.   You ask him now for a pic-
lure from that   same   negative.     He
opens  the great chest  containing  the
black negatives of bSs"��, or 1875, and he
reproduces   the   picture.    Young men,
your memory is made up of the negatives of an immortal photography. All
that you see or hear goes  into your
soul to make pictures for the future.
You will bave with you till the Judgment day the negatives of all the bad
pictures you have ever looked at, and
of all the debauched scenes you have
read about.   Show me the newspapers
you take and the books you read, and
I will tell you what are your prospects
for  well-being in   this  life,  and what
will be your residence a million years
after the star on which we now live
shall have dropped out of the constellation.    I never travel on Sunday unless it be a case of necessity or mercy.
But last autumn I was in India in a.
city plague-struck.    By   the  hundreds
the people were down with fearful illness.   We went to tiie apothecaries to
got some preventive of the fever, and
the place was crowded with invalids,
and we had no confidence in the preventive  we purchased  from the  Hindoos.   The mail train was to start Sabbath evening.   I said, "Frank, 1 think
the Lord will excuse us if we get out
o'f this plaee on  the first train;" antl
we took it, not feeling quite comfort--
able   till  we  were  hundreds  of  mile:
away.    I felt we were right in flying
from   the   plague.     Well,   the   air   In
many of our cities is struck  through
with a worse plague���the plague of corrupt and    damnable   literature.     Get
away from It as soon as possible.   It
has already ruined  the bodies, minds
and   souls   of   a   multitude   which,   !,f
stood in solid    column,    would   reach
from  New  York  battery    to    Golden
Horn.   The plague!   The plague!
Word the next: Never go to any
place where you would be ashamed
to die. Adopt that plan, and you will
never go to any evil amusement, r-or
be found In compromising surroundings. How many startling casts within the past few years of 'neti called
suddenly out of this world, and the
newspapers surprised us when they
mentioned the locality and the companionship. To put it on tlie least important ground, you ought not to go
tu any such forbidden place, because
if you depart this life In such circumstances, you put. officiating ministers
In great embarrassment. You know
that some of Llie ministers believe that
all who leave tliis life go straight to
heaven, however they have acted in
this world, or whatever they have believed. To get you through from such
surroundings is an appalling theological undertaking. One of the most arduous aud besweatlng efforts of that
kind that I ever knew or was at the
obsequies of a man who was found
dead la a snow bank with his rum jug
close beside bim. But the minister did
the work of happy transference as
well as possible, although it did seem
a little inappropriate wheu he read,
"Blessed are the dead who die In the
Lord. Tbey rest from their labors,
and their works do follow them." If
you bave no mercy upon yourself,
have mercy upon the minister who
may be called to officiate at your demise. Die at home, or in some place of
honest business, or where the laughter
is clean, or amid companionships pure
and elevating. Remember that any
place we go to may become our starting point for the next world. When
we enter the harbor of heaven, and
the Officer of Light comes aboard, let
us be able to show that our clearing
papers were dated at the right port.
Word the next: as soon as you can,
by industry and economy, have a
home of your own. What-do I mean
by a home? I mean two rooms and
the blessing of God on both of them;
ono room for slumber, one for food,
its preparation and the partaking
thereof. Mark you, I would like you
to have a home with thirty rooms, all
upholstered, pictured and statuetted,
but I am putting it down at the minimum. A husband and wife who cannot be happy with a home made up of
two rooms would not be happy in
heaven If they got there. He who
wins and keeps the affection of a good
practical woman has done gloriously.
What do I mean by a good woman?
1 mean one who loved God before she
loved you. What do 1 mean by a practical woman? 1 mean ono wno can help
you to earn a living, for a time comes
In almost every man's life when he is
(lung of hard misfortune, and you do
not want a weakling going around
the house whining and sniffling about
how she had It before you married her.
The simple reason why thousands of
men never get on In the world la because they married nonentities and
never got over it. The only thing that
Job's wife proposed for his boils was
a warm poultice of profanity, saying,
"Curse God and die." It adds to our
admiration of John Wesley the manner in which he conquered domestic
unhapplness. Ills wife had slandered
him all over England until, standing
In his pulpit in City Road chapel he
complained to the people, saying, "I
have been charged with every crime
In tlie catalogue except drunkenness,"
when his wife arose in the back part
of the church and said, "John, you
know you  were    drunk    last  night.
Then Wesley exclaimed, "Thank God, - look at thumbscrews and ancient in*
the catalogue is complete," When a
man marries, he marries for heaven or
hell, and It is more so when a woman
marries. You six men in Fayette,
Ohio, had better look out.
Word the next: Do not rate yourself too high. Better rate yourself
too low. If you rate yourself too low
the world will say, "Come up." If
you rate yourself too high, the world
will say, "Come down." It is a bad
thing when a man gets so exaggerated
an idea of himself as did the Earl of
Buchan, whose speech Ballantyne,
the Edinburgh printer, could not set
up for publication because he had not
enough capital I's among bis type.
Remember that the world got along
without you near six thousand years
before you were born, and unless
some meteor collides with us, or some
internal explosion occurs, the world
will probably last several thousand
years after you are dead.
Word the nej.t: Do not postpone
too long doing something decided for
God, humanity and yourself. The
greatest things have been done before forty years of age. Pascal at
sixteen years of age; Grotius at seventeen; Romulus at twenty; Pitt at
twenty-two; Whitefield at twenty-
four; Bonaparte at ' twenty-seven;
Ignatius Loyola at thirty; Raphael at
thirty-seven, had made the world feel
their virtue or their vleo, and the
biggest strokes you will probably
make for the truth or against the
truth will be before you reach the
meridian of life. Do not wait for
something to turn up. Go to work
and turn It up. There is no such tiling
as good luck. No man that ever lived
haa bad abetter time than I havo bad;
yet I never had any good luck. But
instead thereof, a kind providence
has crowned lr.y life with mercies.
You will never accomplish much as \
long as you go at your work on the
minute you are expected, and stop at
the first minute It Is lawful to quit.
Tho greatly useful and successful
men of the next century will be those
who began half an hour before they
wore required, and worked at least
half an hour after they might have
quit. Unless you are willing sometimes to work twelve hours of the
day, you will remain on tbe low levels, and your life will be a prolonged
Word the next: Remember that it
Is only a small part of our life that we
are* to pass on earth, Less than your
finger nail compared with your whole
body Is the life on earth when compared with the next life. I suppose there
are not more than half a dozen people
in this world a hundred years old. But
a very few people In any country
reach eighty. The majority of the
human race expire before thirty.
Now, what an equipoise in such a consideration. If things go wrong. It Is
only for a little while. Have you not
enough moral pluck to stand the jostling, and the injustices, nnd the mishaps of the small parenthesis between the two eternities? It is a
good thing to get ready for the one
mile this side the marble slab, but
more Important to get fixed up for the
interminable miles which stretch out
Into the distances beyond the marble
Word the  next:    Fill  yourself with
biographies of men who did gloriously in  the business, or occupation,   or
profession you are about to choose, or
have  already chosen.   Going to  be  a
merchantV     Read   up   Peter   Cooper,
and   Abbot    Lawrence,    and    James
Lenox,   and  William   E.   Dodge,    and
George Peabody.      See bow most   of
the  merchants at  the start munched
their   noonday luncheon made  up   of
dry bread and a bunk of cheese, behind a counter or a storeroom, as they
started  in a  business  which   brought
them  to  the top of influences   which
enabled them to bless the world with
millions  of  dollars consecrated to hospitals, and schools, nnd churches, and
private    benefactions,    where   neither
right hand  nor left hand knew what
the  other  hand  did.    Going   to  be  a
physician?     Read   up    Harvey,    and
Grosse,   and   Sir    Adam    Clarke,   and
James  Y.   Simpson,   tbe discoverer of
chloroform    as    an  anaesthetic,    nnd
Leslie   Keeley,  who,   notwithstanding
all the damage done by his incompetent     imitators,     stands    one of lhe
greatest benefactors of  the centuries;
and   all  the other  mighty   physicians
who  have mended broken bones,  and
enthroned   again    deposed    intellects,
and given  their lives  to healing   the
long, deep gash of the world's agony.
Going  to be a mechanic?    Read   up
the inventors of sewing machines, and
cotton gins, and life saving apparatus,
and the men who are architects, aud
builders, and manufacturers, and day
laborers who have made a life of 30
years in tills century worth more thau
the full one hundred years of any other  century.    You  six  young  men   of
Ohio,  and all the other young men���
Instead of wasting your timo on dry
essays as to how to do great things,
go to the biographical alcove of your
village or city  library,  and  acquaint
yourselves with men who in the sight
of earth, and heaven, and hell, did the
great   things.    Remember,   the  greatest tilings are yet to be done.   If the
Bible be true, or, as I had better put
it, since the Bible is beyond all controversy   true,   the  greatest  battle   is
yet to be fought, and compared with
it Saragosaa, and Gettysburg, and Sedan were child's play with toy pistols.
We even know the name of the battle,
though we are not certain as to where
it will be fought.   I refer to Armageddon.    The greatest discoveries are yet
to be made.   A scientist has recently
discovered In the air something which
will yet rival electricity.   The most of
things  have not yet been  found  out.
An explorer bas recently found in tho
valley   of   the   Nile  a   wholo   fleet   of
Ships burled ages ago where now there
is no waler.   Only six out of the eight
hundred grasses have been turned into
food  like the potato and  the  tomato.
There are hundreds of other styles of
food to be discovered.   Aerial navigation will yet bo made as safe as travel
on the solid earth.   Cancers, and consumptions,   and    leprosies   are   to   be
transferred from  the catalogue of Incurable disease to the curable. Medical men are now succesbfully experimenting  with   modes   of   transferring
diseases from weak constitutions which
cannot throw them off, to stout constitutions   which   are   able   to   throw
them off.   Worlds like Mars and the
moon will be within hailing distance,
and  instead  of confining our  knowledge to their canals and their volcanoes, they will 'signal all styles of Intelligence to us, and we will signal all
styles  of Intelligence   to  them.   Coming times will class our boasted nineteenth   century   with   the  dark   agea.
Under the power of gospellzatlon the
world is going to be so improved that
the sword and the musket of our time
struments of torture. Oh, what opportunities you are going to have, young
men all the world over, under thirty.
How thankful you ought to be that
you were not born any sooner. Blessed
are the cradles that are being rocked
now. Blessed are the students in the
freshman class. Blessed those who
will yet be young men when the new
century comes in, in five or six yeara
from now. This world was hardly fit
to live In in the eighteenth century. -
I do not see how the old folks stood
it. During the nineteenth century
the world has by Christianizing and
educational influences been fixed up
until it doea very well for temporary .'
residence. But the twentieth century!
Ah. that will be tbe time to see great
sights, and do great deeds. Oh, young
man, get ready for the rolling in of
that mightiest, and grandest, and
most glorious century that thu world
has ever seen!
Wove a Ladder of Bits of String.
Picked up Here aud There.
A     lato Loulsvillo despatch   says ;
Warden Patten- of tho Indian prison,
south, nt Jcffersonvlllc, has now ou
exhibition ono of  tho most  remarkable contrivances mado by a prisoner
that ever camo iuto his collection. It
is a   ladder   mado of thousands of
small pieces of twiuc, threads-     cord
antl rope, such as a convict     could
secretly collect through years     of effort. With the ropo Thomas     Shepherd used to  climb  a  o5-ioot   wall
and get out of the penitentiary yard
night after    night to visit an     old
sweetheart.    lie never attempted to
escape,   and    when his    ladder was
found one night he returned     before
hla     nbsenco  had been     discovered,
rang tho bell at tho front gate    and
surrendered himself.    On his arm ho
discovered a rubber coat, which had
beeu used to conceal his striped shirt.
Ho wore   moccasins   ovor ids shoos.
Shepherd     told     a straightforward
story ho far ns It weat.     Uo     had
mado thc    ladder, ho said,  in order
that ho might visit a woman     outside tho prison.     Ho had gone     to
her house only four times, be     said.
The other night  when  ho  returned,
ho found tho  ladder gone Irom  tho
wall and nt onco decided to give himself up.    Ho would not tell the woman's   name, but the prison officials
think they havo discovered her identity.     Sho camo from  her  homo In
Sullivan county, Ind., somo yeara ngo
to live in    Jefforsonvllle,  near     her
convict    lover. Tho prison    officials
profess  to  believe   Shepherd's   story
that ho went out only a few times. It
is  reasonably   certain,   though,   that
tho mau had been going outside for
months before this  ladder was    defected.      Shepherd  was  a  "trusty,"
and for more than two years had opened and closed the wngon gate nt
the prison.   Ilo occupied a little house
Just Inside the gato.   Uuring tho day
he stood outside tho gato part of the
time and got to kuow a great many
peoplo who wero In the habit of passing.     Somo months  ago a   reporter,
who used to  visit the    penitentiary
regularly,  camo  upou  Shepherd    ouo
day as he was ongagod in  teaching
two little children. Thc ground whero
ho stood was sandy, onu bo traced
tho letters in the sand with a stick.
In this way be had taught the children to spell, and they were trying
to master the art of reading.   A woman, supposed to be the    children's
mother, had been seen around often,
but usually -the children came alone,
Tho reporter thought the incident so
curious that ho wrote it up, and the
prison officials thereupon made Shepherd give up his pupils.   It is thought
that   the   mother   was   the   woman
Shepherd has been going out to see.
Shepherd said that ho wove his ladder at night,  and that it took him
months    to     finish     it.       It     contains     thread,     strings     and     bits
of    cord    of     every     size,     length
and     color.        They     arc     woven,
knotted and twisted skilfully. It was
Shepherd's first intention to uso Iron
foot-rests, nnd he bad managed to secure four steel stirrups, which    were
found In his cell, but   he    concluded
they would mako tho rope too heavy.
The only pieces ol metal In it when
finished were two Iron hooks at the
ends, which woro thrown over     tho
wall and held the ladder in place. It
Is hard to understand how tlio convict got tho rope over the wall oven
with the hooks.    The wall Is of brick
and B5   feet high.      Shepherd    wns
sent to tlio prison to serve a life sentence in 1875.     A new trial was secured two years later, and ho   "was
recommitted on tho same sentence on ��� ���
April 19th, 1878.    Ho haa continually  '
petitloued   for   executive   clemency,
and two yenrs ago Ids sentence was
commuted to 20 years.    Ho will   bo
released, consequently, on April 10th,
1898.    He was    n   country   school
teacher.    Ono night at an apple par-   '���*
Ing he had a quarrel with    a    man
named Macey En* to, 6ver a girl. Englo
was assassinated.      Shepherd     was
convicted   purely   on   circumstantial
evidence, and has always maintained *.'--.
ids Innocence* -   -���->'.
11' JMII-'K 1M)I II.
Hoiiiii American [Kidney euro Sot  0111-,
ttallevusKidney l> I him*.ho h-iniuiMiiit-ly.
Hut   It   Alrto    ll.-iilh   und    Keinov-h    Hii,
Those dragging pains in tho loins
that are a common symptom of kidney troubles are most distressing, but
they are only the forerunner of moro
acute pain, and will develop rapidly
if an effective remedy is not applied.
No medicine acts on tlie kidneys with
such spoediuess as South . American
Kidney Cure. It gives relief in the
most distressing cases in a few hours.
But It docs not stop here. It is a
great healer, and its continuous uso
for a short time completely banishes
the disease. It is a cure for kidney
trouble, and only it, but It nover Jails
Beware, so long as you live, of Judg-
wlll be" kept' in'Wseums" as "now" we | 1_ng men by outward appearances.���La
��� Fontaine. CAN YOD GUESS?
I'tc a Jolly round form, with a bright
ehinlug (ace.
And I slug to myself as I   sit In my
I like a warm corner, as snug as can
Where I   lilithely may sit and sing,
" te-de-luni-tee."
I sing to the weary a sweet, restful
My bright bubbling laughter resounds
through the room.
But beware how you touch me,   for
sometimes, you see,
My string is as sharp as tho stiDg of a
Upon my good service my lady depends
When she sits in her parlor to entertain friends.
Alike In the palace, or hut of tlie boor,
I offer my comfort to rich and to poor.
.You must feed mo and warm me, my
powers to uBe,
I turn 11 cold shoulder to all who refuse.
But Just use mo rightly, and then you
will seo
Howl bubble nnd laugh and boil oyer
witli gleo.
My face mny bo homely, my heart is
still true,
I comfort the. baliies, I comforted you.
Your grandparents found my attraction tlio h-ame,
Come read me my riddle and toll me
my name. ��� Outlouk.
Ho loves not well whose love ia bold.
I would not have theo come    too
ere.       nll>,"*
Tho hum's gold would not seem pure
Unless tho sun wero in tlio sky.
To tnke him  tlicnco aad chain him
Would make his beauty disappear.
Ho keeps his state.   Do thou    keep
And shine upon mo from afar.
So Bhall I busk in light divine
Thut falls from love's    own guild-
lng star;
So shall thy eminence be high,
And so my passion shall uot die.
But all my life will reach Its hands
Qt lofty longing toward thy face
And he as one who speechless stands
lu rupture at somo speechless
My love, iny hope, my all will be
To look to heaven and look to thee I
Thy eyes will be the heavenly lights.
Thy    voice   tho     gentle    summer
Whal    tlmo It    sways    on    moonlit
The murmuring tops of leafy trees,
And 1 will touch thy beauteous form
In June's red roses, rich and warm.
But thon thyself    Shalt    come   not
Prom  thnt pure region far above,
But keep thy throne and wear   thy
Queen of my heart and queen    of
A monarch in thy realm complete,
And I a monarch at  thy  feet I
Our Journey now is ended,
And our steps ut Inst descended
To the valley, where tliey tended.
Where the twilight shadows fall.
Wc have reached, hy faith inspired,
Tho sweet haven we desired,
And we do nut feel so tired
After all.
Though the way was dark beforo us
And the tempest gathered o'er us,
Yet tin' faith within us lioro us
Through whatever did befall.
Though with sorrow, having met her,
Oft we supped and felt her fetter,
Yet we feel the end is better
After all.
Wo lime now no cares to bind ns,
Though the wayside past remind us
Ol the Joys we lett behind us
When the leaves of autumn fall.
Yet we looii not back in sadness,
And we murmur not in madness,
For nur grief hath brought us gladness
Alter all.
I called upon a damsel once, who had
another beau;
I feared  that she was fond  of  him
anil frankly  told her so.
And wiien 1 asked her to confess to
me on honor bright,
This was  thc answer she returned:
*'He's simply out of sight."
" That means," thought I, most sadly, " ho has won her hand and
And straightway I decided from her
presence  to  depart.
I said to ber, "To linger hero It
really isn't right,
Since you've a solid    beau."       Said
" Why not ? He's out of sight."
"What ean she mean?" I pondered,
as I lingered in lior smile,
*'It may bo wrong, hut anyhow I'll
Btay a little whilo;"
Ami Just to make the story short I'll
sny that on that night,
I won the other fellow's girl whilo
he was out of sight."
That brown-eyed nurso with wavy
And voice Just like the voico of .Tune,
Is false to 1110���she's falso, I swear I
And fickle us tho changeful moon.
Slio lays her velvet hnnd on mc
And sniiles and talks so softly sweet,
And makes me thrill, and seenm to lie
So pained that I'm not on my feet;
And then when I'm on firo for hor,
And strive love's Impulse to  resist,
She thrusts a gliiBS thermometer
Into my mouth and feels my wrist.
Then scores she down upon the chart
.A rising fever; though I'm sure
'TIs wrong that she who steals my
Should  likewise take my temperature I
l'ert-ard H'ajili*.
" My dear sir, it's all very well tor
you to come to me now; but allow
me to observe that you're a littio too
late," said Herbert Vun-Alyn, turning
tbo double lenses oi his spectacles on ���
Cyril Junsen's troubled face, and
tapping one fiuger gently against the
parchment piles on tbe office tuble.
"Business is business���and really you
have no right to express yourself so
"Yes," retorted Junsen, choked by
some violently-repressed emotion,
"business is business���and cheating is
cheating I"
"Sir!" exclaimed Van-Alyn, indignantly. "Have a care of what you
say V
Tho lawyer drew himself up witb a
jerk, and two dull red spots flamed
in ids cheeks.
But the man berore hint had Justice on his side, aud retorted:
"Now, listen, Mv, Van-Alyn- and say
whether 1 huve not grounds for what
I advance," and the rough-looking
farmer���for sueh Junsen was���leaned
ou the stuck uf nu uid fowling piece,
aud gazed intently into the lawyer's
face. "Vou held a mortgage on my
house. The Interest was regularly
paid and���"
"Nobody denies that, my good
friend," Van-Alyn Interrupted- hall-
smiling���- and ��ueh a smile that there
was no mistaking its purport.
"And now without notice you foreclose the mortgage, is that it?" said
the other.
"That's exactly it. The mortgage
is overdue, and bus been these last
six months, which is tho reason, as
1 berore said, that yuu are somewhat
"I had the money to pay���at least,"
the fainter added correcting himself,
" I should have had it had I supposed���"
"Which Is not to the point,"
smoothly interrupted the lawyer,
"and, as I said before, it is not business. When the mortgage is overdue,
the mortgagee bus a perfect right to
foreclose, without dancing attendance on tho whims of any mnn.
"Besides, the place suits me ; I want
it for my boy. I shall have it fitted
up a little, and it will make a picturesque bit of property. I always
did fancy owning ono of those tiny
islands in thc St. Lawrence Kiver."
Slowly and deliberately Cyril Jan-
scn set bis gun in a corner, and pulling a leathern bag out of the breast
of his coat, commenced counting .a
roll of crumpled and discolored bank
Van-Alyn lenned back in his chair
and calmly looked on.
"See, Mr. Van-Alyn," said tho farmer, pleadingly, "hero Is thirteen hundred dollars. I've made It up ono
way nnd another, by begging, borrowing���no matter bow. And the interest, I pledge myself, shall be paid
within a month. It's my home, Lawyer Vnn-Alyn���I built the house; my
wifo died there; my littio girl has
played there among the cedars and
bushes ! It doesn't stand to reason
that it's worth as much to anyone
else ns It is to me. Lawyer Van-
Alyn, I mny have got excited tn the
beat of argument; but I'm ready to
apologize humbly, if only you will say
as thlugs shall be square between
- Van-Alyn shrugged his shoulders.
He had set his heart on the pla.co,
and he bad resolved that nothing
should weaken bim.
"Really, Mr. .Tanson," said he, "I've
no time to spare this morning. The
place is mine, and no one's else, and
mine I intend it shall remain. Good
���Innscn looked at the wily lawyer a
minute or two, with a peculiar expression on his face���an expression It
wasn't pleasant to sec���and then replacing the leathern bug in his bosom,
took up his gun, and walked out of
the room, merely saying as he went:
"I'll get even with you for tills day's
work, Mr. Van-Alyn. mark my words."
The full moon of August was hanging like a shield of pearl in the blue
skies over Brent Island, and Eugeue
Van-Alyn, tired out with his day of
fishing in the clear waters of tho
river, was fast asleep in tho pretty
little casemented room where Cyril
.lanscn's wile had died some two
years before.
Asleep, with ono arm carelessly
thrown above bis head, and the flush
of youth a*d health yet dyeing his
chock, and all unconscious of the shadowy figure tli At flitted through the
clinging vines and bushes outside, the
fiery eyes that blazed upon bim like
baleful fires.
And so Eugene Van-Alyn slept on,
while Cyril .Junsen, the former owner,
leaned un his gun and watched liim
from the outside.
"A fair prey," muttered the rough
fanner to himself. "One shot ami he
would be put out of the miseries of
this wicked world, and 1-1 should he
"Lawyer Van-Alyn is a man of iron,
but he has onc soft spot In lily heart,
and this blue*eyed boy nestles there!"
Ilo lifted his gun to his shoulder,
took deliberate aim, and paused a second.
"Nol" be muttered, lotting the gun
crash down among the dewy bushes,
"1 cannot do It 1 Not In the room
where Martha died���not in the bed
where little Mattie has curled down
to sleep a hundred times !"
And with set lips and muscles working In the moonllghl the rough farmer
wniki'd down to w ore the St. Lawrence flashed blue and sparkling in the
moon rays.
While Cyril .Innscn resisted his great
temptation lo murder, on the other
side of the river auother scene was
being enacted.
Herbert Van-Alyn had got an Inkling of his son Kugene's daager��� it
matters not how���una was now addressing some of his employees, whom
he had left to guard thc boy.
"And so he's aloao on Brent Island !
Did I not leave you to watch over
bis safety? My God! My hoy!"
gasped the old lawyer, who had good
reason to fear tbe very worst.
His face turned livid as he stepped
into a boat just below the bank, and,
snatching the helm from ths wrinkled
old boatman's hand, he exclaimed;
"I think you must all be mad to
have acted as yuu have done 1'-
The boatman changed the quid of
tobacco from ono side of ids mouth
to tho other.
" Land sakes alive!" exclaimed he,
" where'B the barm ? "Who's a-goin' to
hurt tho boy ? And It was his own
notion anyway. Hold on���ain't you
a-goln' to wait till that there shot
conies aboard?"
" I am going to wait for no one,"
cried the lawyer, unloosing the boat
chain, and pulling with long strokes
out on the sparking river. " As for
you, Bolnnd, you may regard yourself
as no longer in my employment. I am
done with the lot of you."
Herbert Van-Alyn was flushed and
heated with the unwonted exertion,
ns ho finally drew up at tho rude
stone pier of Brent Island, hooked his
boat, and sprang on shore.
As ho did so a man emerged from
a cluster of bushes, the weird moonlight flashing alike on his pallid face
and the barrel of his rifle.
"Quod evening, Mr. Van-Alyn," snld
Cyril Jansen���for he it was���not without a sneer iu hi-* voico, however.
The lawyer started back and grew
"Vou here!" cried he, honrsely.
"Why not?" retorted -Jansen, coldly. "I'm here and titers and everywhere. And this here's an old haunt
of mine, you know," added he.
Van-A'lyn made no reply, lut walked
hastily on up the hill.
Tho farmer kept at his sido. " Come
to see yoar boy, I suppose ?" hazard d
Jansen, niter a moment or two's
The lawyer stopped short and turned savagely on hhn.
"Man," said he, in a choking voice,
"you don't mean that���that you
would dure to touch a hair of liis
head ?"
" Why shouldn't I, lawyer?" demanded Jansen,-coldly. " What quarter have you shown to mu or mine
that I should have mercy on your
son? I swore to bo revenged, didu't
" Ves, but���but���"
The words died away in an unmeaning murmur    on Vau-Alyn's   parched
" Now," said he, " come on. Look
"with mo upon your boy slee-piiig
peacefully hi the moonlight."
Aud, side by sale, they paused, Herbert VunAIyn's heart giving a throb
oi gladness as he saw ids son in the
fresh restful slumber of boyhood, his
arm still thrown above his head.
" Ho was at my mercy,1' said the
farmer, ia a hoarse whisper, " even
as you are at my mercy now. A dead
body more or less at tlie bottom of
the St. Lawrence���what does It signify? No, you need not t;tart��� you're
safe enough. Tlie evil Bpell has passed away from me now. My wife died
in tbat room, aud I almost think it
was her spirit that turned away' my
hand when I would liavo raised it
against yonder boy's II/o!"
And crashing through tho tangled
bushes, Farmer Jansen disappeared.
A week afterward he made his appearance at tho littio village post
"Thoy toll mo there's a letter hero
for mo,' said he. " I don't kuow
Who'd write it. I never was one
to liavo auy correspondence. But,
anyhow, I'll tako it."
It was an oblong yellow envelope,
and opening it Fanner Jansen found
the title deeds of Brent Island, all
duly made out Iu his name, enclosed
in a slip of parchment, on which was
written: "Witli tiie thanks and
graterul blessing of a father.''
" Como, now," said the farmer to
himself. " This is something new.
Old Van-Alyn ain't all bad after all."
And so Cyril Jansen accepted his
homo back again as only his duo.
But youug Van-Alyn came every summer to fish aud shoot i.i thu northern wilderness, and the childless
farmer followed him liko a whudow,
so no barm should come to him.
" 1 don't like tho old lawyer and
never did," Bttld Jansen, "but his son
is a noble boy; uud I'm moru partial
to liim -than 1 ve ever been to a living
creature hiiiec Martha and tlio Uttle girl died."
But young Van-Alyn never kuew the
peril lie had been in that night, when
tiie moon was at thc full over Brent
The office of the Nichl Nichl Shim-
bun, the leading Tokio journal, is a
curiosity shop to the journalist of tho
western world. About 150 peoplo are
employed, six of these being compositors. But each compositor had a half-
dozen assistants. Copy Is cut into
large " takes" a-ml handed to the
scholarly compositor. This Individual
wears a pair of goggle spectacles of
enormous magnifying power. He Is
prepared to drop any one of the 4,0 30
character blocks into ids "stick." He
has before him a caso containing
furty-SL'ven kunu syllables, wherewith
he connect*! tho Ideographs. Taking
hi*- copy, the- compositor cuts it into
bits und pusses It over to his boy assistants. These bright fellows go
hunting about the oflice for tin.' re-
qulrcd Chineae picture words. While
doing this they sing tin* name of the
character they are looking for, All Is
bustle, Jollity and noise, when a boy
has collected tlio characters called for
on his " take" he delivers tliein to the
scholastic compositor, wlio places
them la order, along with the connecting kunu before hhn.
Whon made into forms, thc modern
stereotyping process Is employed, and
the printing Is dono on hand-fed flat
bed cylinder presses.
" Yes,' remarked Sirs. Malaprop,
"It was a great sight. First camo
the king, carrying a sceptic in his
hand and wearing a beautiful red
mantel nil trimmed with vermin. It
was a grand night." Mrs. Malaprop
kept a watch dog. Better have invested In books.
Combinations Used in Manufacturing the Beverage,
Uow "Uiu-nic is Utilised��� Ingredients hi the
Syrup*- and the Kffeet of tbe Whole ou
thu Ilumtt i *j Kit in.
Only a few persons understand what
soda water is. Tlie majority ol the
patrons of the dispensing counter
merely know that when they order a
glass of the beverage the clerk ia attendance gets a tumbler, puts something in it from this bottle, and something from that, plays with it awhile
under the marble apparatus, and
finally holding It under the faucets,
he turns half a dozen wheels half a
dozen times each, and then hands out
the foaming glass of soda water.
What the beverage is made of or how
it finds Its way Into the tumbler is
moro than most persons could tell.
Here aad there, it Is true, you will
come across oue of those men who
know everything und something besides, and lie wll complacently inform you that soda water Id no secret
to him; that it Is merely a inixturo
of powdered marble anl oil of vitriol,
and he will further explain that this
oil of vitriol is the Identical substance
which Jealous women use to throw
Into the fare of a rival when they
wish to spoil her looks for li.'e.
If this is not sufficient, lie will go
on to say that tiie oil of vitriol is a
deadly poison, a small do e of ic being
nil that is required to send one to
the other world. Ho Will, moreover,
cheerfully add that in ordor to disguise the taste of the powdered marble and oil of vitriol the manufacturers flavor tho compound with fusel
oil and aniline, two other substances
known to be pol: onous If taken tn
sufficient quantities.
Blelnheer Ignoramus doc-; not understand what no is talking about, lie
has vaguely caught certain facts In
regard to the manufacture of soda
water, and, not being of a scientific
turn of mind, he lias altered them to
suit his own peculiar Ideas.
As a matter of fact, soda water is
a mixture of carbonic acid gas and
pure water. Now, the carbonic acid
gas, it is true, Is obtained by mixing
sulphuric acid and marble dust together, but thess two ingredients do
not In nny way enter Into the beverage. It would bo as wise to say that
you must not eat cooked meats because the red hots coals of the fire
would not agree with you, as to say
that you must not drink soda water
because marble dust and acid are used
In Its manufacture. In fact, it would
be as impossible to take a mouthful
of tho sulphuric acid or marble dust
as to swallow a few live coals from
the kitchen range.
The question then arise*! as to what
part the oil of vitriol and the marble
play In the production of soda water,
and we here come to a very curious
chemical fact. Marble whon we look
at it or touch it appears a most solid
substance, and yet it is half gas���or,
more properly speaking, one-half of it
is composed of a substance which at
ordiuary temperatures is a gas. If
you have a marble, mantelpiece In
your parlor or bedroom, and it weighs
a couple of hundred pounds, you may
rest assured that it coutahis at least
one hundred pounds of carbonic acid
gas���enough probably to keep you In
soda water all yonr life. Yet in the
marble this gas is compressed to such
a degree that when liberated from
thc solid matter it occupies three
hundred times as much space as boforo. In other words, one gallon of
ground marble will produce three hundred gallons of gas.
Now soda wat.T is made merely Iiy
mixing this gas with pure cold water,
aud this mixture is not only harmless,
but it exercises beneficial effects upou
thc human system.
This admitted, let us look a little
into the manner in which thc gas is
liberated irom tho marble. Marble
may bo said to be principally carbonic acid gas and Ume closely joined
together. But tho limo is a fickle
wench, and when a stronger fellow
comes along she leaves her old love
and clings to tho now one. This new
lovo is sulphuric acid, or, as it hi
popularly called, oil of vitriol, poor
Carbonic Acid is thus turned adrift,
and the soda watrr manufacturer can
now use him as he pleases.   ���
It muy be interesting to know in
this connection that when the Ncw
York Cathedral was built all the
chips of marble left over from the
work were utilized in making soda
water. Millions of glasses of tho
sparkling beverage were obtained
from thia Kouree, and it lias even
beeu calculated how long it would
take the l\aw York women to drink
the wholo Cathedral.
The carbonic acid gas Is shaken up
with the water so as to form plain
soda In a steel tank that holds about
ten gallons of soda water, tho tank
being then placed on a rocker nnd
rocked like a baby. Now, tho carbonic arid gas, when liberated, occupies about threo hundred times as
much space as the marble lu which
it was Imprisoned, lint It Is not allowed to expand to Hs full limit, and
hence it presses strongly against the
walls of the tank iu which It Is Imprisoned,
So great Is this pressure that if a
hole were cut iu the tank one Inch
square and a weight of 160 pounds
placed ovef the holo tho gas in tbo
fountain would isMie with sufficient
force to lift tho weight. It is, therefore, easy to Imagine bow strong
theso steel tanks must bo to stand
such a strain.
Nevertheless, this pressure Is of
great advantage when It comes to
emptying the tanks, for otherwise tho
soda water would have to be poured
out, Instead of coming out In a strong
jet, as it does at present.
But just hero arises n peculiar difficulty. The gas is much lighter than
tho water aiid rises    to the top of
the steel tank. If, therefore, the
tank were opened at the top all the
gas would escape nnd the wator would
remain In the tank. In the early days
of soda water this difficulty was obviated by turning the tank upside
down, so as to bring thc outlet underneath. Then, when the stopcock
was opened, the water was forced out
in a strong strea m by the
pressure of gas from nbove.
But a much more convenient method
Is In use to-day. The tanks aro made
exactly on the snme principle as the
glass syphons containing mineral waters. A long tube, reaching from the
top to the bottom of the tank, is the
simple though ingenious contrivance
tbat obviates nil difficulties In getting the water out of the steel reservoir, for when the faucet is opened
the tube prevents tho gas from escaping at the top of the tank; consequently the pressure .of gas forces
down the water toward the bottom
of tbo tank, and here, finding a free
passage through tho tube, the liquid
is pushed up and out witb great
force. When first Opened the stream
of water can easily be thrown to the
height of a five-story building.
In the drug stores the tanks aro
kept cither iu the collar or under tho
counter, a pure tin pipe Conducting
the charged water to the marble soda fountain, and It must not be wondered at ir the stream which would
have sufficient force to climb five
nights of stairs i-suc*** into the tumbler with a spurt, nmi, when the operator Is not ea refill, bespatters both
tho counter nnd the customer.
But plain soda water Is uot very
popular with tho fair sex. Women
ns a rule prefer sweet drinks and consequently some syrup Is added to suit
tbe taste. It Is Just here that the
Ignoramus stops In, and every summer thrills his best girl by brilliant
descriptions of the poisoning of whole
famllie* by sodo water flavors.
As a matter of fact, although I
havo heard of a great many alleged
cases of poisoning by soda water,
there was not one of them where it
was satisfactorily proved that tho
trouble was due cither to metallc
contamination or to injurious chemical*, in the syrups. In almost every
authentic case it was found that
thc trouble was due merely to tho
souring of the cream or or the syrup
used, nnd while sueh an nceid?nt
might produce unpleasant effects,
thero was no danger to ho apprehended,
For flavoring the syrups tho bost
houses use the puro juice of various
fruits. These make by far the best
aud most refreshing syrups. They
are the most expensive, but almost
all thc best houses koep thom, and
even a large number of tho second
ela-is dispensing establishments. It
is true that        the        other
dispensers also sell raspberry,
strawberry and pineapple flavors, but
they make them from what are
known as extracts. Theso are really artificial combinations, which
give a taste and odor resembling
thoso of the truo fruit, but much inferior in every way. \
Consequently, when a woman happens to be In a drug store or at a
confectioner's that docs uot seem altogether flr.st class, she will find it
wise to ask for vanilla, chocolate,
coffee, root beer or sarsaparllla, for
theso flavors are always tolerably
good. It Is true that tho vanilla
may be made from tonka bean, nnd
that the chocolate may not bo of
tho choicest, but nevertheless the customer will obtain a palatable and
agreeable drink.
Not that I wish to say any harm of
flavoring extracts, for the large majority of them arc absolutely harmless. For instance, ftrawberrles owe
their attractive flavor to the natural
butyric ether which thoy contain;
hence, butyric ether is used for making the artificial extract, but the butyric ether Is, in this ease, usually
obtained from the carob, or bread
fruit. Of course, the flavoring substance Is the same in both ca*-es, yet
the manufactured extract cannot begin to compare with the pure juice of
tlio strawberry.
There are some soda water flavors,
however, which the public should fight
shy of, especially the appl", pear, banana and champagne cider flavors.
These cannot be made from the fruit,
and the imitations are made with
fusel oil as their base. 1 do not mean
to say thnt this fusel oil is actively
harmful. Scientists do not agree on
tlie subject, although the preponderance of evidence Is to thi! effect that
it is not a desirable Ingredient for any
article of human consumption, But,
aside from this, these preparations
have nothing to recommend tin in.
The fancy flavors as a rule arc mrro
mixtures of the standard one.-*, and
muy or may not be good, are, rdlng
to circumstances, A fancy name may
appear very seductive, but unfortunately it is not the name you drink,
and hence thc result is often unsatisfactory.
As to tho mixing of ice cream,
Whipped cream, etc., with soda water,
this" concerns only the taste of the
drinker, nnd so long as a woman
Wishes to heap together a dozen different substances in a eoda water
tumbler, ami munch away at tho combination with knife, spoon and fork,
I hardly see who bus the right to
As a rulo it Is well���and should bo
required���to avoid very positive pat-
ternfli sum as large pin ids, checks,
wide stripes and much jet or other
glittering trimmings and much Jewelry. Sharp contrasts In materials,
trimming) or stylo of cut are a detriment to a pleasing portrait, and, as
a rule, the tone of color shouhl harmonize with the sitter's complexion
nnd hair. Glistening silks are difficult to light well, as Is any material which does not easily lend Itself
to soft folds. Dead luster silk, soft
woolens, crapes, fleecy tissues and
similar materials are always effective.
Catarrh���-Use Nasal Bnlm. Quick, positive euro,   fckiotkiiig, cleansing, healing. ***wpn-r
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Tuesday, June 25,1895,
Blessed are the cities. They constitute all there is of British Columbia.
The country is simply- Dirt. The laws
enacted lor the Province (lout apply to
Dirt, and the people (worth caring for)
all live in the cities. The cities have
County courts nnd their Small Debts
courts. They are doubly blessed. But
poor Union! if she wants anything o'
the civil conns she must <���" sixty mile-,
to Nanaimo. She can't collect a $5
bill without going lhat distance to do
it, and being subjected to an expense
in time and money, of al lest S25.
And the Lieut-Governor and his Coun
cil don't care a fig! If they |<lid lhey
would observe their official oaths and
see that the Acts of the Legislature
were put in operation in ever) part 0!
the Province. The Dirt m��y be ignored
for a season, but there will a time
come when it wiil be vindicated and
The Manitoba government have
thrown down lhe gauntlet. The remedial order will not be complied with.
What will be the result? Will lhe Do-
minion government try to enforce it?
It may bring down a bill to Parliament
for the purpose and if so can it count
on the support of a sufficient number
to pass it? Will the members uf pro-
testant districts dare to vote for it? Il
any bill for the purpose is brought in,
will there not be all over thc country,
public meetings to instruct members?
It may be safely said that if the subject
is not postponed under some pretext,
the coming canvas will be the hottest
ever seen in the history of tlie country,
The Catholics stand upon the compact
made when Manitoba entered the feder
ation. The Protestants refuse to be for
ever bound by the past and ate determined not to rcsiore separate schools.
Supposing the Dominion parliament
does sustain the government in its posi
lion, what then ? Will Manitoba yield ?
Or will she seek to withdraw from the
Dominion ? Docs the right of secession
exist ? If not will force be employed to
compel obedience? Whither are we
drifting ?
Uy   A.   Lindsay.
! Nn 5.)
But these reminiscences will not speed
niy yam; indeed they may spin it oul till
it becomes wearisome unless I slop. Retrospect is the luxury of mature years,
doubtless, but should not be loo far indulged in, so let us return.
Dave and 1 without any thought of how
the future might smooth away the difficnlt
ies of travel, got over the mountain by
breaking packs, nnd making two trips.
Tbat done ancl the descent made, the
walking was easier, and that evening we
camped on a bench which sloped out to a
precipice on the Kraser bank, and winch
was afterwards known as Cisco Flat.
The river had evidently run at this
height at some long past day, as tkere
was a very heavy deposit of wash, varying from large boulders to fine gravel;
and ive found a party of four, busy ditching and whip-sawing lumber for flumes
ar.d sluices, preparatory to working it
from the bluff, back, so that in this way
they could easily dump the waste material over into the Frazer, 200 feet below.
Tliey were inclined to be surly at tirst
but ,'is' we kneiv jusl how much ground
thev could hold as claim, we staked oft*
ours along sida of ihem. So seeing we
were nol to be bluffed off, they became
more friendly, and before turning in for
the night, ire bad agreed to work together. This was decidedlv an advant ig" to
all of us as the sawing, ditching, and
clearing could be drfne in better advantage. Work now took on a regular routine, day by day, until we got a good head
of water on to the claim. In ihe meantime onr flour and bacon ran out, and we
had been living on salmon for some days
when a pack tram came along, and a
fre-ai supply was laid in; also n..ils, shovel-, sluice lurks, quicksilver, and our only
luxury, tobacco.
All this made 1 serious hole in our lit
lie pile, and ,.e were naturally anxious
that our new claim should pay well. So
to work we went (our parly divided into
gangs nf three in each) tn open up tbe
around from two point-.; and having pleti
ty of water this waa easy to. do. Of course
with sluices, a gie.it deal mure dm could
be handled in a day than wiih the Kick
ers; and the first night's clean up full)
justified our txp*. tiitibn and lhe lime
and money spuni, for we gol six ounces
of dust from the iwo runs if boxes.
1 might explain that sluice boxes aie
sei at such a grade thai thc water will not
run through them al too grcai velocity,
Tbey lave false bottoms of longitudinal
gratings inio which the gold being heavy \ tgil!
sinks, together wilh black sand, p* rites, I -Ww
aud olher heavy mn enal that may be in
the dirt. The clem up is done in this
way. The water is nearly all turned otf
lhe gratings taken up. and the deposit in
tlie bottom gradually washed off, leaving
a residue to be picked over and passed
through blowers. To secure tne very
line gold, quicksilver is put in the sluice
and when tho clean up day comes il is
scraped up aid retorted, die quicksilver
passing on' in fumes, leaving liule lumps
of what is known as Amalgam. Sometimes these bats are not cleaned up for
several days- a not very safe plan to follow where or..' is nui sure of one's neigh-
boors. The lemptntlon proves 100 strong
for the thief, and some tine morning the
owner nf a claim finds that his boxes have
been robbed. Then there is a hue nnd
cry, and woe 10 the villain if caught, for
be has been guilty ofthe worsi crime in
the miner's eye, and he is strung up in
short order, without benefit of clergy.
An incident of this kind happened Willi
us which however, did not have such a
trauic ending.
The population of lhe flat had gradually
increased until there were about thirty
men working or lo.uiug about, among
tbem some haul looking cases, nol so
much because ol their ragged and rough
appearance (fir h e were all a pretty lough
looking loir our o.vn mothers would not
have known us) but because of their general vil'ainous air. in consequence of
this, most of us were doubly watchful over
our camps and claim,. One morning
however, after a heavy wind storm had
raged all night, the owners of a claim
some hundied feet from ours, found that
their sluice had been robbed during the
night; and on the camp being roused, two
of these hard cases were missing; and
footprints in the dusi ofthe nail leading
south, led as to suppose that tliey had
gone that way. They had taken no troub
le to cover up their track-', depending on
their early start to gel away clear. They
had forgotten however, that the trackless
river, running smooth and swift below our
camp, offered a speedy means of heading
them off. So while four took the trail lour
others and an Indian pilot went down
stream iu a c.moe. In the afternoon of
the next day these parties returned, bring
ing in one of the fugitives. The river
party bad gone some miles to where the
trail came down to the river, had landed
there, and travelled back to an Indian
rancherie, at a point afterwards known as
Bnoihroyds, where they located then-
men; but instead of wailing until the party by trail came a'ong, lhey rushed into
the Indian house where they were, and in
the scuttle that followed, one ol them gol
away. The oiher, they tied up securely
and on searching him found the dust in
the corner of his neckerchief. Tbe first
impulse was to shoot him, but cooler
counsel prevailed, and when the other
party came up, they decided lo take him
back to camp On the.r ,11 rival eiery
man left his work and a rude court was
organized. An Englishman named
Byrnes, was clu sen judge; a red headed
Cnrkoni.m, known as Mickey, given the
prisoner as counsel, and the rest of us
constituted the jury. The evidence ofthe
claim owners and of llinse who found the
dust on the man, was taken and he was
asked whal he had to say in his defence.
After some talk with (ns client, Mickey J
addressed the court as follows:
" May it plnze the court,  the son ofa
 plades guilty, nud by the powers
of mod, that is what he IS, hut he pintles
as an excuse for bis hyanus offence, thai
he's had the  Divil's own luck, and lhat
The rush since we started our big Clearing Sal*** is very similar to the Salvage Sale we
had last fall. We have far too much stock���over $30,000. We must bring it down under
$20,000, and to do so, the prices have been slashed right and left without regard for the cost.
The goods on our Bargain Counter are going off rapidly, and customers are surprised at the
low price we are selling stuff.	
No Goods will be charged at the reduced prices Cash only in every instance. Kindly
bear this in mind.
Fop those who want
something nobby,
we submit
a jftue line cf SuMikjs
Eiverside MeL
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
CO'CT.Es.T-21-T.fi.T, 33.C.
Tke leading hotel in Comas diitrict,
Now and handaomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rate3. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Robert d. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following Bicycles-
II. I\ Davis of Toronio
English Wheels, lleaston, H umber,
Uudge, New Howe and Whitworth. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. I'aris supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Great Reduction it. Prices.
I'. O, OIIAWKIt   18.
J. A. Carthew
Ob BunsiMir Ave,, Union
Owo-m*: thk NEWS oi kick
Whore I um prepared to do ail kinds
n vvorK
���jneet-iron woik
Job work
AND    Repairing
And will endeavor to give satisfaction ar.d
hope to receive
a fair share of /"*   TT   "T      1     11
public patronage.**���--��� - L .  A cu u\.u
Society     Cards
I. 0.  0. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. 0. 0. I'., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, K. S.
when his partner proposed 10 rob lhe box
il was too much for his wake narves.
And 1 would put it to this coort and jury,
that some of yer. may perhaps, be 111 the
same box yersetves some day, and be
howling for mercy; unlade its possible
that if some of yez had yer desarts ye'd
be dancing a wind hornpipe now."
There was a roar of laughter at this effusion of Mickey's. Perhpps he had taken lhe best plan to smooth mutters for
his unhappy client, for after consulting
with the iury, Judge Byrnes sentenced
him to have a taste of banging and be
whipped out of camp. So a rope was
fastened round bis neck, the end thrown
over the limb of a tree and he was swung
into the air, howling for mercy until the
rope choked his cries off. Me was then
let down, and having got his wind, he
was chased out of camp a longerandsor-
er, if not a wiser man.
Afier this things took their usual course
our party working along steadily, the pay
improving, so that we were all in good
spirits at the prospect of being able to
(Continual on j��uge 8.1
Hiram Loogc No 14 A.F .& A.M.,U.C.R
Courtenay IJ. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
i before thc full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
0. F��� meet in thei 1 lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment,
No. 6, I. 0. O. F.,   Union.
Meets lirst and third Wedneseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
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dwelling of 4 rooms on Fernwood Heights
Apply at News office.
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"     Nanuimo for Viotoria   Saturday, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
v .Wtl fit. .I-inna .*m,
���tfrs-Jrud lor Suiiitilun.
cd Hi Kimimn i-cil.
To order
-roinjn delivery.   P��
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of
Dressed lumber
ind delivered at short no:
Also all kinds of sawn and*
split shingles and dressed pine I
and cedar. I
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.    1
Coal, brick and
hand and delivered
lime on i
at short
K.Grant & L. Mounce, Proprs.
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish BIjs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C.
nmmsm THE WEEKLY   NEWS, JUNE 25.  1895.
Arthur Lee, Inspector of the Canadian
Mutual Loan and Investment Company
of Toronto visited Union last Wednesday,
Photos for a number of people have
heen left by the photo gallery people at
TJJE NKWb Office. Piease call and get
Persons using mules or horses belonging to the Union Colliery Co. without
���erinission are to be prosecuted accord-
kg to law.
V0R SALE.- -A pa'r of heavy three year
-ildmares, well broke; have been working
alluring on farm.   Easv lernis if reqir-
ed.  -.pplv to Geo. A. Heatherbell, Horn
b) Isl.nd.
For sale.���The ranch at Comox
known is Gordon's ranch, lot 62, >j8
acres; 30acres under cultivation. Miss
Leigh Speiser, Union, B.C.between inland 271 li J me.
Mr. C.J. .toor: is now President ofthe
Local Hoard of the Dominion Budding
and Loan Association nf which A.I) Will
iams is agent. Mr. Williams has just received notifkalnn that ahoul $10,000 of
loans for Union have been accepted by
Che association.
Au adjourned sessrm of the Licensing
Court was held lasl Wednesday evening
at the Reading Room (all. The Court
was composed of the folliwing: J. Abrams
A. McKnight, W.II. Walter. Cl'. Collis,
(lately appointed to lill thf. v.leano' occasioned bv the resignation of Robert
Grant), G.P*. Drabble, and I.W. McKenzie. II.A. Simpson appearei for lhe petitioner an I B.C. Randall ard C. Evans
fnr the opposition. Matters w-nt smooth
ly until the question was raked as to
whether the Japanese should lx counted
in the census. This is purely a *uestion
of law, and the coun divided evenly, McKnight, Walker, and Cnliis holdiij. lhat
tinder the statute lhey were to be counted, the others ofthe bench being of-i con
tr.iry opinion. On the suggestion oi Mr.
Clinton the Court adjourned till Wednesday evening June 26, at the same pine
for the purpose of obtaining the opinim
ofthe Attorney General for its guidance.
This case by its duration and the stub
boruness with which it is fought promises
to be a c uise cclebre.
Nelson Camp of Woodmen held its second meeting on Thursday last, its first
meeting being on lhe Monday previous.
A large number were taken in at Ihe last
meeting. The Camp now numbers 4'
and ihe charier will not he closed until 50
are initiated. Nearly all the merchants
and business men are now on its rolls
and it is expected to make it the banner
<:.iwp of the order in the province.
Mr. M.IJ. Roche Provincial organizer
and his associate Mr. Johnson have done
a good work here, and the courtesy, tact,
and judgment which they have displayed
in tiie successful organization of so large
and influential a camp shows that they
are thoroughly fined for the responsibilities of organizers, A resolution of thanks
embodying the sentiments here expressed
was given them, and entered upon thc
records of the camp.
Will be received by the undersigned
until Wednesday July 17th for the purchase or lease of The Wav.rly House,
Cumberland, Union Mines, B.C.
This Hiuse being on the principal business street in a good location, offers a
good chance for investors, as the future
ofthe Union coa! mines is assured.
The highest or any tender not neccssa
rily accepted.
for particulars apply bv letter or per
socially to A. Lindsay,
Sec'y Waverly House Co., Ltd.
i'.O.IJox 103, Union, P.O.
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
ComiK Bay. It has a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
land, all in good condition.
j. W. McKenzie, Courtenay
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to thc Customs off.ee, where
I am prepared tn manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give tne a call.
Nelson Parks.
Courtenay, May 13th, 1895,���To all in
tcrested: I have this day appointed Mi-
Tom Beckensell to collect all outstanding accounts due to Ihe Anlev estate during my tempory absence from the district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
The attention of tax payers is called
to Sec. 6 of the "Assessment Act, 1895,''
under which the higher tax rate must be
charged after thc 30th day of June.
Comox, B.C.,        W.B.Anderson,
June 13th 1895. Collector.
I will not be responsible for any debts
other than those contracted by myself.
John Ead.
Cash subscribtions received so far are
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Gleason, $5; W. Roy, $s; Dr. Lawrence, $5; L Mounce $5; J. McKim &
Sons; $2.50; A. C. Fulton, $2. E. Pimbu
ry & Co. 2.50; O. H. Fechner, J2; T. D.
McLean, $2; W. F. Lawson, $1; R. Sau-
ser, $1; G. H. .Scotl,$t; fhos. Horn, $1
Cash, $2
This list will be kept standing until the
canvass is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are received. Help
along the good it ork.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
*-TAlTJS.IiIO,    B.   O.
Walter Harvey.
Notary Public. Conveyancer
Accountant Hstate Agent
Private tuition.
Oittec over McPheu ft .'loim.-'s mine.
Miss BB. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker in Metals
Jobbing ot au kinds
Office and Works   "*'**! s'*r'. n-""'
Niiws office.
insTIOST 13. c.
UNIO V Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes  and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will be ���
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton &, Rowbotham, Prop
Dickson & Co.,  Props.
This Hotel is fitted up with
a degree of Klegance anil
regard to Comfort and Convenience hitherto unknown
outside of the large cities.
*    *.
i   $
LIQ,TJOH-S - + + + -
= .iUSTX)   ClGrJA.��l&
Table Unsurpassed
Empire F. and F, Go.
A. C. Theobald, Manager.
P.O. Box 151.
House, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole Agents for
White Enamel
and   Gold
By the month, S25.
By the  week,   $6
Single me-ali-, 25 cts.
Tickets for   21    tntais,  85 00
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A   Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,  ancl  our
woven wire
Nanainw Saw Mill,
Sasli ar.ii Dogi
����� -:o :o���u���
A. BAS LAM, Prop
(P. 0. Drawer 36. Telephone Call, 1-W
S**y A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Tickets, Doors, Window's and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all  kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
H. I Theobald,
House and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, 3. C.
ot Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
���CTNIO******, B. C.
' o I 0(0 j o
"o  I
������{and J.-
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
Cumberland Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures ancl Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, Prop.
we keep
'���eoonil Hand
Wer-md uct every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   including^
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
C0**jTTRA.0T03SS        -&.1TD        BTnL*JBBS
Grant & McGreyor
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phoi-phat.es and Syrupe.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer,  St-am Beer and Porter
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
Stage and Livery
coxjr-RTEisr^ir, b. o.
���_ o-
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
.\  Teaming Promptly Bono,  ,'.
IM: cQ,TTIZ*XiAlT <te G-I3L^/IQRB.
I presume we have used over
one hundred bottlea of Piso's
Cure  for Consumption  in  my
family, and   I   am   continually  advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
Best Gongh Medicine
I ever used.���"W. C. Miltenberoer, Clarion, Pa.,
Dee. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and nover have any complaints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1891.
.Spalding's  Ilnse Hull Supplies.
Park's Golf Clubs nnd Silvertmvn Dulls,
Cricket Hats,
Balls, Wickets,
Batting Gloves,
lk<; Guards.
Ayroii'   Liiwn Tenets,
Haa. linn. & Itm-la-tn.
Oluc Ilcck Tn,w and
Cliiy I'ltfoons,
I.ally's '.across Sticlci.
Immense Variety of Fishi ig Tackle,
Goods the Best    "a-tsk.    Prices the Lowest
CHAS.    E.    TISDALL,   Vancouver.
fi. B. LEMTON.
At tho Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Street
Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the finest cigars  and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
i when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ART*.
CLE for the same money it
.jcs.-; ���sib**'-
Farm and Garden.
The smut 'Iocs not pass trom stall-
to stalk ia tlm field, and tliere is
no danger or contamination In this
way. The infection takes* place when
the corn is very youug, the germinating spores entering tlie tenderest
part���the root, node and lowest joint;
ami after the disease is once in the
plant no application will do the
least good.
The spores ol smut will live a long
time in the ground, or iu manure,
and every cure Bhould be taken to destroy them. Out out every diseased
stalk before Jt has time to ripen
and re-sow Itself. One preventive is
tu select tlio Beed before husking
time; taken from the crib it will
very likely have eome In contact
with  Infected corn.
after selecting Bound cornfor seed,
fun hoc precaution against disease
should be taken by Immersing it in
a solution of blue vitriol, one pound
to une gallon oi water, and let it
remain 'JU or 80 minutes. In sweet
corn smut Is very destructive, even
to the whole crop- sometimes; In
field torn it Is rarely wholly absent.
However rich chemically the soil
may ho, If the mechanical conditions
arc not right it will not produce a
paying crop. Nothing truer than that
"tillage is manure." Pulverizing fines
the soil, und the atmosphere acts
freely upou and through it, and liberates the store of plant food,
i Canadu Is becoming more and more
prominent as a wheat exporting
country. IU average production is,
perhaps, not far from 50 million bushels, of which it sells one-half to the
out-ide world, The western portion
i..' British America yet contains tlie
largest undeveloped wheat area remaining upon the globe.
With a good, deep seed bed, the better tilled the belter the crop. If
drouth sets in and the corn makes
a slow growth, it should be well cultivated every week until it has become too large to plow. Stirring the
soil will cause it to retain moisture.
Of course, level culture will serve the
purpose best.
If you have sowed but two bushels
of oats an acre, when next you have
a chance try a half bushel or a -buahel
moro and watch the rouit. There is
no economy in thin -sowing of oats.
The extra bushel wil! not cost much,
an<l your reward will be satisfactory.
In ploughing, draining and sub-soiling, the farmer alters chieily thc physical characteristics of his soil; by
fertilizing he changes the chemical
constituents; hence the two op>ra-
tidna are entirely distinct. Many
soils contain all the elements of plant
growth, nnd fuller mechanical manipulation is the one thing needfuil.
It may sometimes pay us to give
heed to such questions us can be dealt
with politically, but there is a wide
field lu farm management outside
thnt. More attention should be given
to little sources of profit and loss in
home affairs. If we were less faulty
ouwielves we would probably not
find bo much over which to grumble
in administration of the Government.
The south has great advantage in
spring lambs. They can breed to
reach the markets any month in the
year, In the mild climate, and the influx of the new mills from New Kngland will make better home markets.
The small, hardy sheep of that region
prove a good foundation for a cross
with the mutton breeds.
Any system of sheep raising in
which grazing is a main factor is the
most trustworthy; any agency
which will uso tiie large quantity of
coarse food which is the product of
the, western farm and make it into
a product which is easier to carry to
market, without much labor in making, is likely to continue profitable,
Australia, with its large flocks, has
been wending its great surplus of woo]
to London and the continent, as well
as to our eastern seaports. These
flocks have lieen bred up to mutton,
and are now in competition in those
���same markets with America nnd
other sheep producing countries. She
���exerts a great influence upon tho
While wo have found to our surprise
that sheep breeding no longer pays on
the old lines fur small sheep fur wool
only, the Improved mutton breeds
come tu our rescue, nnd if we adopt
these pure breeds, nr grade up with
pure bred sires, we soon reach tlie
higher level of profitableness.
The improved methods of feeding
sheep have made wonderful progress
will: the improved breeds, nnd it Is
along these lines of progress and improvement that our live stock industry is being revived to prosperity.
deeding is a science of Itself.
Somewhat to the general surprise-
the estimate tor tin* first ol January,
L895, is that thero were still aliout
42,OO0,0O*J sheep in the United States.
Better still, good mutton sheep of the
Improved breed i are hound to live
down tue day ol poor prices,
It is reported that a  farmer In the
West during the drouth  turned    his
into   the   Cornfield,   after   ears
were out of reach, where they cleaned
Up the wce.ds and lower blades.   They
did not ont enough corn to hurt them,
better  than    their    neighbor's
, aad the crop exceeded that in
other fields by 15 or 20 bushels.
Any number of choice breeding ewes,
fine wouied or high grade mutton
br . and also pure bred rams of
Home kinds, can bo bought nt one-half
the cost of two years ago. The farmer
who wishes to establish a flock, considering tho single Item of first cost
only, has opportunities twice us good
as then.
Feeding cows can not be an exact
science, ami yet one sees all manner
of suggestions ns to the best mill.
and butter producing foods, nnd experiment stations burden us with Innumerable tables and formulas.    The
question Includes the matter of price,
the branch ol dairying followed, and
whether we raise or buy our food.
The man who is making dairying a
side issue���and a  much neglected one
at that���by keeping   only a   few   ill
cared for cows on a good si?.ed farm,
is  astonished at the  man  who can
j keep u goodly number on a small farm.
i The secret lies  with   the   man,   und
1 Buccess lie*-, wholly iu   good   management.
!    Tlie majority of farmers Should de-
! pond on raising their own dairy stock,
for this can be    done more   clifinply
thnn cows can be bought, even ifthe
right   kind   can   always    be   found.
Their heifers can be raided lu a proper
manner and be adapted to the farm,
which could not bu  with cattle   frequently  changing ownership,
Witli modern treatment heifers are
now as guod at two years old as they
formerly were at three. They must be
kept in vigorous health and growth
from the lirst, aud fed ia a way to
fits ter growth of bone aad muscle,
rather than fat. The calves should
not be stinted in their rations of milk*
their natural food.
Last Hummer the severe dry weather
in the Western .States caused farmers
tu cut their corn and save the stalks.
aud the lesson learned by them will
aot b.* forgotten, fur they have found
corn-fodder guud luod, especially fur
dairy eows. Kxperieace will teach
them how to cut. aave and cure In tha
best condition, as tiie Eastern States
In the selling of butter but a small
amount of plant food is sold from tiie
iarm, su thae if exact care is taken to
save and apply the manure and to feed
thi* milk to stock on the farm, the fertility wid bu maintained, When selling
a tun uf steers ii, is said that $11
ui,rLii uf fertility goes with thorn,
with a toa of butter but 18 cents'
A good cow will pay her way evon
on high-priced land, b.it weed out the
uiqiroiitable ones, lie well prepared
to make a test ol what your eows are
doing for you, aud always keep some
promising youug heifers coming on.
When you have a goud fodder country you have a goud dairy country.
Let nut the value of ruut erups and
sorghum as a teed bo forgotten. In
addition, every farm should support a
soiling crop fur tiding cuws over periods uf drouth.
There has been in the past yoar a
decrease in the number of each class
of live stock kept upon our farms,
wilh the single exception of milch
cattle, Mud these have iucreased 10
per cent, in number. The samo is
true as to price a head, for the cow
has made a gain of 5 per cent., or
from the average price of $21 tu $22.
lieesc are more hardy and much
le:.*s trouble than chickens or turkeys,
and the prufits are very much larger.
During the summer all they need is
a guud pasture . They begin laying
when a year old, aud lay from 80
to 40 eggs In tlie season. Three
geese are enough fur the company ol
one gander.
When a few days old separate the
goslings from tho mother and place in
a movable pen, giving them plenty of
water, bread crumbs and milk thickened with shorty or bran. Place the
pen where the supply of grass is abundant. They will feather out in about
six weeks, and then can be allowed
tu go swimming with thc rest of the
Geese are seldom troubled with the
diseases so common to' othor fowls.
Those are most thrifty which are
hatched early, aud thoy grow larger.
They do not mature until about tlie
third year, and the eggs are not
trustworthy for hatching until thc
hen it about 15 months old.
The Embden, with its white feathers, and tiie Toulouse, with its gray,
are perhaps the best broods of geese.
Thc former will often dress at from
12 to 1*1 pounds, while a pair of the
Toulouse have now and thon reached
tiie enormous weight of GO pounds.
These are rather too heavy for market.
Geese may be plucked two or three
times during the summer, and the
feathers pull out easily whon ripe nnd
dry at the end. The feathers, and
especially the down, bring a high
price always. They readily fatten
for the Christmas market If shut up
and fed well for two or three weeks.
With plenty of water and grass, the
raising of geese muy bo undertaken
by any sensible man or woman, with
a chance of deriving therefrom both
profit nnd pleasure. A large number
can be grown without seriously interfering with other duties, and without
the constant care and anxiety attendant upon chicken raising.
When nature makes an egg she
places the proper amount of moisture
fn It for a perfect hatch, therefore a
fresh egg hatches better thnn an old
ono. as the moisture 1-* constantly escaping through the shell. The object
uf thc incubator should be to supply
heat; pay no attention to ventilation
or moisture until chickens are about
tu batch.
Do not hustlo tlie new brood Into
any old barrel or box, but have good
coops ready fur them, nnd a shed
over tiie coops Is almost a necessity
fn most climates. Feed the hen liberally before coming off the nest. !o>*
tho chicks will need nothing to cut
fur tho next 21 hours.
nir. A nr mi Nl.tioK whu Bad Uvndon Ono
Farm r--t*;o Vearfl. Tolls Whal heKoow.
,,r Dr. Agne-ff'B Cure n.r tin* Hoart.
This Is to certify that I have
bought two bottles of Dr. Agnew's
Cure for tlie Heart for my wife, who
has been troubled for the past twenty
years with heart disease. Thc first
few doses gave relief, aud she has had
more benefit from it than from all
the doctoring she ever .did. The remedy acts like magic on a diseased
heart. I am pleased to give this certificate.
When our eyes melt not with another's woes,
Methinks 'tis time they should forever
" Maria," said Mr. Meeklns- " is my
hat on straight V"
" Why, Henry I What do you mean?"
" Well, I'm just gettin' into trainia*.
So long as you are dead set on being
the coming woman, I thought I
might as well try my hand at being
the coming man."
Daughter���I wouldn't be surprised
if Mr. Lingerly proposed this evening. 1 just got a lovely nod from
Mother���Did you. Did he ask If you
would be ut home ?
Daughter���No. Ile asked if pa
would be.
Master���Po quick, my boy, nnd reckon up how many head of cattle there
are in that herd.
Master���How did you make It out?
Pupil���I counted their feet and divided by four.
Master���You gave yourself unnecessary trouble, my lad; next time you
must count the horns and divide by
Anxious AVife���Cassias, I wouldn't
pay any attention to what the editor
oi that paper says. A candidate fur
office must expect to have lies printed about him.
Col. Allgore (buckling his revolvers
about his waist'���lie says, Alvira,
that I am trying to carry wutuh ou
both shouldahal     Watahl
Pouncing Lawyer���Then you are
prepared "to swear that the parties
came to high words?"
Coster \\ itness���Nay .' I dinna say
that. I should say they were particularly low words,
Kthel���What are those men doing,
.Mother���They nre deaf and dumb,
and are talking with their fingers.
Ethel���Oh, let's go over and stand
near them! 1 want to hear how it
Wife���Now I do hope, dear, you will
get a new tie for Easter. I want you
to be In keeping with me.
Husband���Why, what are you going
to get ?
Wife���A new hat, cloak and dress,
of course.
Tom Singleton���I hear you're engaged.    Congratulate you,    my boy I
Benny Dlctus���You didn't hear it
quite right-,     I'm married.
Tom Mingle ton���Oh ! Excuse mc, old
"I'm sorry, Mr. Timpnny," said the
lender of the brass band to the bass
drummer, "but wc shall have to dispense with your services."
" Why ?"
"Why? you nsk me why? A man
who has got so fat that he can no
longer hit the middle of the drum asks
me why!"
" I loved her dearly, but when I
was alone with her, at last, I knew
not what to do."
" Ah."
" Put finally her father seemed to
divine tlie situation and came and
helped me out.'
An old physician, retired from practice, having had placed In his hands
by an East Indian missionary the formula of a simple vegetable remedy for
the speedy and permanent cure uf
eoiiflumptlon, bronchitis, catarrh,
asthma, and all thruat and lung affections, also a positive and radical
cure fur nervous debility and all nervous complaints, after having tested
its wonderful curative powers in thousands uf cases, has felt it his duty to
make It known to his suffering fei-
lows. Actuated by this motive nnd a
desire to relieve human suffering, 1
will send free of charge, to all who
desire it, this recipe, In German,
French or English, with full directions
fur preparing and using. Sent by mull
by addressing with stamp, naming
this paper. W. A. Noyes, No. 820
Powers' Block, Kochester, N. Y.
Soak a quarter of a pound uf macaroons in a scant pint of milk ; beat
four eggs with half a cupful of sugar.
Mix and beat all until smooth ; then I
add the juice of two oranges and the
grated rind of one. Pour In a buttered pudding pail, and boil steadily
oue hour.     Servo  with   hard sauce.
OL-KKUYMKK and laymen unite
Iu Their Pralaea of Dr. A km (Wit Catarrhal
Taking the Pisliop of Toronto,
Right IiOV. A. Sweatman, D. D., D. C.
L., three of the leading members of
the Faculty of McMaster Hall, and
men like tlie Rev. W. 11. Wlthrow,
D. P., and others, as representing the
Methodist Church, all of whom hnve
Bpoken In high terms of tho merits uf
I��r. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, and
unite with these the Warm endorsement uf this medicine by the ���.veil-
known Toronto journalist, Mr. W. L.
Smith, as representing the. laymen,
and it must lie granted that clergymen and laymen arc uf une mind
touching this truly meritorious mediclno. The truth is that everyone who
u**e> the medicine lias a good word to
Bay for it.
One short puff of tlie breath
through the blower, supplied with
each bottle of Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal
Powder, diffuses this powdor over
the surface of the nasal passageB.
Painless and delightful to use. It relieves iu ten minutes and permanently
cures catarrh, liny fever, colds, headache, sore throat, tonsllitis and deafness. (10 cents, Sample bottle nnd
blower Rent on receipt of two three-
cent stamps. S. G. Detehon, 44
Church street, Toronto.
When a man's wed no word is said
So frequently as "money."
Even if divorced, he still is forced
To fork out nli-raony.
The rector of a hundred years ago
had somewhat peculiar lth?as as to
the qualifications of a curate, if
one may judge from the following curious advertisement, which appeared
in tho St. James' Chronicle of May
4th, 1795:
" Wanted immediately, a good
strong, bony man to net tn the capacity of curate. He must be subject to tho following particulars, viz.:
To have no objection to act as gardener, husbandman, and occasional
whipper in. Any gent whom the
above may suit, on application to Mr.
B., at the Gray's Inn Coffee House,
Holborn, may meet with immediate
employ. N. B.���Character will not
be so much required ns equestrian
skill, and nono need apply who has
not undergone a complete stabalar-
lan (sic) education."
The curate of 1795 was evidently
intended more for use than ornament.
It Is often tho other wuy about with
tho curate of 1895.���Tit-Bits.
Nervous system paralyzed by nicotine means lost manhood, weak eyes,
and a general all gone look and feeling that robs life of Its pleasure. Tobacco is the root of many aa impotent symptom, ami No-To-Bao a
guaranteed cure that will make you
strong, vigorous and happy in more
ways than one. No-To-Bao guaranteed nud sold by druggists everywhere. Book, titled "Don't Tobacco
Spit, or Smoke Your Life Away." Ad.
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street, Montreal.
Belgium's revenue from tlie drink
habit lias grown in forty years from
4,000,000 tu 88,000,000 francs, crime
increasing 2D0 per cent, at the same
time and insanity  128 per cent.
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"Jeans   on the Cro.H," Mark XV.   2a-37.
tliihUu Text, ltoni, V. 8.,
Time.���A. D. 29.   Place.���Golgotha.
Persons.���Jesus ; the Sanhedrim ;
the multitude; the thieves.
Introduction.���After Dilute had delivered Jesus to bo crucified, they
led Him away nud mocked Him iu the
most cruel manner. After this they
compelled Jesus to bear His cross
to Calvary, until Ho failed under its
weight, theu Simon, lather ol Alexander aiu'i Ilufus, was made to assist
Him.     Thus He came  to  Golgotha.
Coiniueutary.���28. Golgotha ��� A
small hill on a greater hill or mount,
northwest of Jerusalem; so called
from its form or because criminals
were executed there.���Culuiet. There
is a ti'aditioa that tliis mount Calvary was that mountain iu the laud
u( Moduli land in tlio land of Moriuh
it certainly was, for so the country
ahout Jerusalem wan called, on whicli
Isaac was lo be offered and the ram
was offered instead of him; and
then Abraham hud an eye to this
day of Christ when ho called the
place Jehovoh-Jireh���The Lord will
provide, expecting that so It would
he seen in the mouut of the Lord.���
ail.���Wine mingled with myrrh���This
is said to have been prepared by certain honorable women at Jerusalem*.,
who used to send It to sueh criminals as were led forth to execution.
���Scott, it was customary to give
tho sufferer a stupefying' potion;
this was Offered our Lord, but being
ready to Buffer to the utmost lie refused anything which would have
caused un unnatural insensibility,
24. They parted liis garments,
casting lots upon them���The garments of those that were crucified
being tho executioner's fee, the soldiers cast lots for them; so making
themselves merry with ids misery and
sitting at their sport while lie was
in pain.���Com. Com. It appears that
they divided a part aud cast lots for
the rest.     Head John xix. 28, 2-1.
25. It was tho third hour���lie was
brought Jiefore Pilate about the sixth
hour (John xix. 1-1), according to the
Koiuan way of reckoning, thut Is, ut
six o'clock in tlie morning; und then
at the third hour, according to the
Jews' way of reckoning, that Is about
nino o'clock in tlio morning, they
nailed Hlui to the cross. Dr. Lightfoot thinks the third hour is here mentioned to Intimate au aggravation
of the wickedness of tho priests,
ilmtthe'v udds, " And sitting down,
they watched llUu there." To prevent ills disciples or relatives from
taking away Ills body or affording
anv relief to the sufferer.
20. The superscription (writing) of
His accusation���It was a common custom to affix a label to tho cross, giving a statemeut oi the crime for which
tho person suffered. This Is still tlio
caso in China when a person Is crucified.���Clarke. Tlie King of the Jews
���They intended to reproach Him, but
really did liim both justice and honor.
The accusation was written iu Greek,
Latlu aud Hebrew.
27, With liim they crucify two
tlriiuvcs���Men    wlio    had committed
v robbery and murder; for it does not
appear that persons were crucified for
robbery only. One on His right hand
and the other on UU left���Thoy placed
Him between tliese two perhaps to
intimate that He was the worst felon
of tlie three. A copy of the Itahi tells
their names: on the right hand���
named Zoathan; on the left hand-
named Cfiuuiiunthn.
28. .Scripture was fulfilled���Isaiah
lili. 12. Nunmbered with the transgressors���Accounted among tlie mule-
in c tors.
2'J. They that passed by reviled Him
���Taunted and leered at Him. Wagging their heads���A gesture expressive of the contempt uttered iu their
words. Thou that destroyest the temple save Thyself,  and come down
���Our Saviour's real words did not
express tlio destroying the temple,
but tho rebuilding It if they destroyed
31. Likewise also, tho chief priests,
mocking with    the     scribes���They
ure all thero and they all have their
mock. The chief priests, who should
havo had compassion on thoso who
aro out of tho way and bo tonder
to thoso who aro suffering and,dying,
not only agrco that Ho is a criminal,
but add sorrow to His Bufferings.
32, Dceccnd...that wo may see and
lielieve���And if Ho should come down
from the cross, what then V What
hope of mercy for His enemies ? "What
would bo the fate of men who sny to
Him, "The test of your Messlahship
' is to overcome our purpose of murdering you V"
33-34. When tho sixth hour wns
come���Now tho scripture was fulfilled. Amos. till. 0, Jcr. xv. 9. Tlio
Jews hnd often demanded of Christ,
" A Sign from Heaven," now they had
such a one ns signified the blinding
of their eyes. It was a Blgn of darkness that was coming upon tho Jewish Church nnd nation.
35. Ho cnllcth for Ellas���Thus did
they represent Hini as praying to
saints, nnd thus make Hlui moro odious to tho people.
80. Ono run, etc.���This appears to
liavo been dono in mercy to ullevluto
his sufferings.���Clarke, let alone���
"Walt nnd lot us seo If Ellas will como
to his rescue." Theso words plainly
show Hint there was no Jest.
87. Jesus cried with It loud voice���
This loud voice dignified tho great
strength ol affection wherewith He
gave up Ills life. Cave up the Ghost-
He willingly gave np that life which
it was Impossible for men to take.
Jesus mndo of Himself no reputation. He was condemned by sinners.
His rights were unacknowledged. Ho
was derided, lie was blasphemed by
chief priests.
Jesus tasted deatli for every man.
By becoming the derision of His creatures, He atoned for the crimes of His
creatures, who mocked God and religion.     Jesus   was    bo    thoroughly
helpless upon the cross, put there by
human hands, that tho crowd ensily
persuuded themselves to believe that
ull they had seen and heard of Jesus
wus hut a deceptiou.
Jesus was King through the whole
crucifixion. This was seen in the accusation of His enemies. Tliis was
seen in the impression produced upon
Pilate and in his decision. This was
seen in the miracles accompanying
His death.
Jesus died to bring many sons
unto glory. There upon the cross at
Golgotha, the appointed place for
the execution of criminals, dies tlie
King of the Jews, " He came unto
His own, and His own received Him
not." John 1. 11. "But His citizens
hated Him, and sent a messenger
after Him, saying, We will not have
this man to reign over us." Luke xix.
14. On that mount died the Son of
Jesus was made perfect through
Buffering, "And being made perfect,
He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him."
Hob. v. 9. " Yet it pleased tiie Lord
to bruise Him; Ho hath put Him to
grief ; when thou shult mnko His
soul an offering lor sin, Ho shall seo
His seed, He shall prolong His days,
and the pleasure of tho Lord shall
prosper in His hand." Isaiah llil. 111.
When Jesus was made an offering
for Bin, all the Levltical offerings
found their completion.
Jesus received tokens of His acceptance. The manifest presence of
the rather wns taken from Him,
God cannot look upon sin in favor,
and as tlio Great Sacrifice the wrath
of God fell upon Jesus, betokening
its sufficiency. Tlie bitterest trial
was the clearest evidence thnt He
was accepted for our atonement. God
loved Him ns a Son, but frowned on
Him as a Surety.
The New York Commercial Bulletin
says : Developments ia regard to new
tea crops nre becoming moro interesting and important. Hankow has
been heard from this week reporting
an improvement In quality and un increase in cost of fifteen per cent, for
Messrs. J. P. Young & Co., produce
commission merchants, have Issued a
circular giving some valuable hints on
butter, it says: Do each roll up separately in parchment puper or
bleached cheese cloth, put either on
wet, grade tlie butter both as to
color and quality, and ship by express
during warm weather. Avoid mushroom houses that offer to do your
work for nothing. Wo would also advise you to send In eggs onco or
twice a week. There is always a
good city demand when the puckers
are buying, and you can take advantage of this.
Cable novices report that SI. Licht
has mado an estimate of 10 per cent,
minimum as the reduction in European beet crop planting for current
Tho Montreal Gazette says : "There
is no sign of any immediate change
for tho better in the cheese situation.
Tlie disposition of buyers Is In marked
contrast to that which actuated
them during tho two previous springs.
They evidently nro determined to
tako no chances, for tho offers made
uro abnormally low.
Tho demand for horses at Montreal
tho past week has beon rather slower
than usual, hut otherwise there has
boen vory littio change. A few Americans are In the city buying horses,
but they aro looking for cheap stock
principally, and their purchases In
this direction have been somewhat
limited. A small shipment has gone
forward to England, besides three or
four loads of Western States horses.
Trices remain ubout Bteady. Good
work horses are quoted at from .$70
to $125, while the range for drivers
is $50 to S125.
The visible supply of wheat in the
United States and Canada, Chicago
compilation, wus on May 13th, 1895,
59,023,0110 bushels; on May 14th,
1894, 03,510,000 bushels ; on May
15th, 1SU3, 72,082,000 bushels.
Tlio Mark Lano Express, in its
weekly review of tho liritish grain
trade, says: English wheat has been
steady; tho foreign wheats have declined Od; there havo been heavy shipments from Argentina nnd ltussia.
English wheats are Od dearer and foreign wheat a turn lower. Americans
and Russian wheats are firm, und
Chilian, Argentine and California
wheats aro selling at about last
week's prices.
Wheat���The strong tone of the past
few weeks is still in evidence in all
leading wheat markets. United States
markets aro firm and advancing
Ktcadily, and buyers in the United
Kingdom and on the Continent are
following the advance on this side.
Wool���The feature of the week has
been the offering of some new clip
wool by the farmers in this market
which Is earlier than usual, A few
bales were offered and they sold to
a local dealer at 17c. ��� Several lots of
unwashed have* also ' been received
here And eold at 11 and 12c. Clothing Is quoted at 17c. There seems to
be an Impression that the prices of
fleeco for the coming crop will be
hotter, but It Is difficult to say on
what this impression Is based. In
England good serviceable wool can
now be bought by the manufacturers
nt 9 to 1 Oil., and according to the
views of the American Wool and
Cotton Reporter the prospects for
the new clip are - not Indicative of
higher prices.
The meanest man on record Is said
to livo In Centre County, Pa. He sold
his son-in-law one half Interest In a
cow, and then refused to divide the
milk, maintaining that he sold only
the front half. The buyer was also
required to provide the feed the cow
consumed, and was compelled to
carry water to her throe times a day.
Recently the cow hooked the old
man, and ho Is suing the son-in-law
for damages.
Mr. George Leary, Canadian immigration agent in Ireland, reports to
the Department of tho Interior that
it Is highly desirable that Canadian
steamship lines should make Glasgow
or Galway a port of call.
Cholera U said to have obtained a
foothold In Kamuran, an Arabian
town on the pilgrimngo route to
Mecca, and Europe is threatened with
the peril from a new quarter.
Joseph Wetzler, in an- article in
Scribner's Magazine, argues that thc
tlmo is approaching wheu the electric motor will entirely supersede the
steam locomotive, being found more
economical as to first cost, running
and repairs.
Six specialists who examined the
brain of Garrett, tho Lebanon, Pa.,
murderer, who wus executed ou Tueu
day, ngreo that ho was utterly Irresponsible. Only ouo doctor bo contended at tho trial. It takes a postmortem to settle questions of that
Illinois is a very good placo for
foreigners to keep away from. The
Supremo Court has just affirmed tho
constitutionality of an act preventing aliens from inheriting under a
will. Investors all over tho world
should make a noto of this; tho less
they havo to do with people responsible for such legislation tho better.
Tho United States Jingo organs,
which are Just now exercised over the
reported refusal of Britain to agree
to last year's sealing regulations,
have not a word to say about tlie
default of the United States Congress
in the matter of damages. Honor is
not a component of some people's patriotism.
Nicholas Flood Davln does not want
a wife to cook his victuals and darn
his socks, but be would Uko to have
woman, lovely woman, vote lu elections for members of Parliament. The
theme is one worthy of tlio eloquent
tongue of tho bald-headed bard, uud
it must be admitted that he handled
it with great ability in tho House
of Commons yesterday.
The Rochester Herald reminds the
loud-mouthed anglophobes of the
republic that seatiment npart it pays
to be on good terms with Britain.
Sho takes a big .percentage of United
States exports. Commerce has
a civilizing and fraternizing
Influence. Even Frye nnd Lodge
mellow under the Influence of
the " British (gold" which causes
them so much anxiety.
In a lecture on ���' The New Man"
in Philadelphia tho other night Dr.
Anna Shaw had something to say
about his companion the New Woman. "The latter," Bhe said, "will
ho 2 1-2 inches taller, have a waist
two Inches fuller, and her shoes will
bo two sizes larger, than her
mother's," Now, girls, cut your corset strings and prepare to rejoice at
exemption from corns and bunions.
Tho New York World Is wrathy because Wellman, the Yankco lawyer,
la not likely to bo allowed to plead
In tho Hyums murder caso. It says:
"If Mr. Wcllmun Is kept out of Toronto, It will bo out of a spirit of
hoorlshness very surprising In the
generally progressive Dominion," And
this from a paper wrhlch' supports
laws forbidding tho employment of
a Canadian on Stato or municipal
work in its own country, and defends
the Infamous alien labor law under
which DeBarry outrages decency and
nelghborllness I
It is gratifying to learn that the
reports of a Kansas Jury acquitting
a murderer and declaring guilty a
man who Was alleged to have hypnotized the actual criminal are untrue, at least in so far as they refer
to hypnotism in thc case. Tho space
writers drew their Inspiration from a
remark of the Judge on the Influence
the convicted man exercised over his
not too bright tool, and knowing
that the public Is prepared to hear of
any foolishness from a Jury, especially
a Kansas Jury, they palmed off the
great hoax on the eastern press.
Take, for Instance, a shiny old coat,
vest or pair of trousers of broadcloth,
cusslmere or diagonal. The scourer
makes a strong, warm sonp-Iye, anil
plunges the garment Into it, souses It
up nnd down, rubs the dirty placos,
and, If necessnry, puts It through a
second tlmo, then rinses it through
several wuters und hangs it up to
dry on the lino. When nearly dry ho
takes It In, rolls It up for an hour
or two, and then presses it. An old
cotton cloth Is laid on the outside of
the coat, and the Iron passed over It
until the wrinkles are obliterated;
but tho Iron must bo removed beforo
the steam ceases to rise from the garment, else It would bo Bblny. Wrinkles
that are obstinate are removed hy
laying a wot cloth over them and
passing the Iron over the cloth. If
any shiny places are seen they are
treated In tho same way as tlio
wrinkles���the Iron is lifted while the
full cloud of steam rises and brings
the nnp with It. Cloths should nlways
have lye made sooclally for them, as
lint will be left In the water that has
been used for white cotton or woollen cloths, and will cling to the cloth.
Good broadcloth and similar material will bear many washings and look
better every time because of them.
Dainty Toilet Accessories for Summer Wear,
Pretty Adornment-, fur Airy Gowns���Tbo
Vlower Fii-lm-Mni-lt- Antoinette styles
���<\ New Fabric���The Colonial Gown-
Latest Dlmlcl fut- Until, and Transparent*,
It Is very grateful to be ablo to
chronicle tho coming of a fabric that
Is not crepon, and word comes from
Paris of tho success of the canvas
cloths that have already been offered
over the counters of the leading Boston houses, and of a still newer stuff
which has not yet mado uu American
debut, unless it has been scut over in
an order to some private person. Miss
Del-'orest speaks oi it as something
absolutely new, and nameless, describing it us a ribbed material suggesting accordion pleats.
Sho says that the low gowns Bho
has seen mado of it ure very simple
iu their composition, with u pleat
down tho front, edged on each side
with fine pleated taffeta. One of the
gowns of tills new ribbed stuff has
a olouse with the Inevitable wide
double box-pleut down tho middlo of
tho front. At tho nock is u vory
narrow, squaro yoke, which could
hardly even oo called a yoke. It is
scarcely more thau a bit of Russian
lace over satin, lot iuto tiie Irout.
Ou either siuo of this, coming from
the shoulder seams ou to the waist
ure strips oi mohair braid, torniod by
sowing two pieces oi braid together,
and leaving the rounded end as a
heading. The pleat is trimmed iu
tho same way, aud tho belt is ol
gay Scotch plaid silk. The collar is,
like the yoke, laco over satin.
Mention has already beeu made lu
tho papers of tho prevalence of tho
box-pleated front lu tho stylish
blouse, aud ouo of tho characteristic
features of tho summer's fashious will
be the pleats made of Insertion uud
edged with lace. For instance, a gown
of taffeta has tho main part of the
blouse mude of plentings of Bilk
muslin. Down tho front goes a pleat
of the silk muslin, put ou perfectly
flat, und edged with strips of narrow
yellow Valenciennes lace. The pleat
la edged with a very narrow side-
pleating of silk muslin. Still another
in pale pink batiste has u blouse
made entirely of strips of the batiste
aud yellow lace insertion. Tho pleat
is of the buiuc, with a frill of yellow
lace ou each edge. A similar pleat
goes down tho outside of the balloon
Graceful flower and lace fichus are
among tho dressy novelties that call
for special notice. Thoy are for evening wear, and are also used in the
completion of bridesmaids' gowns. On
a limited Bcalo these floral decorations havo beeu used for somo
mouths, roses, violets nud other blos-
Bonis peeping from beneath the full
pleated ruches or rosettes of chiffon
ueckbuuds, or bordering the edges of
a bertha or collarette. They now attain greater distinction, covering the
shoulders aud coining down over the
chest iu a graceful curve, often falling below tho Waist in trailing clusters, which narrow to a single Bpruy
or half-opened bud. One of the
daintiest of these confections is a
Marie Antoinette fichu, mude of
point de Veniso lace, trulls of lilies
of the valley and half-opened roses.
This may bo repeated ia black lace
aud black or mauve violets.
A handsome fichu of any description
has au ornamental and ofteu nn Imposing effect, and Is a marked Improvement to tho toilette, especially
if the shoulders of tho gown have
" seen better days." There Is no moro
graceful shape than tlio Marie. Antoinette, and It may bo made as simple or as elaborate as the wearer
elects, or as tho gown which It Is lo
accompany will permit.
Mme. Savoyo has Introduced a new
and unique gown which will command
itself to the lovers of novelty, nt least,
and which sbe hns christened " the
colonial dress." The originator designs exclusively for the dressmakers
and not for private Individuals, so
the ncw model will soon be in hand to
be copied, but in the meantime, while
It Is taking rank as a novelty, a (description Is quite in order.
It is made of self-colored linen, heavily and smoothly woven, like the linen
dono on hand looms In the olden times,
and it Is lined throughout with pale
blue taffeta silk. Tiie waist and Skirt
are In one piece, being joined under a
draped belt of wide pale blue satin,
fastened beneath In a large bow of
projecting loops. The waist, alao
hooked In the back, Is of the linen,
shirred In at the belt, while at tho
top It Is gathered to a yoko of cluny
guipure In wido rows of Insertions. A
characteristic feature Is in the broad
Insertions oxtcmilng along the shoulder seams, over tho tops of tho
leeves, giving a low, broad effect. The
middle of tho front of the yoko droops
in ono Insertion down on the belt,
and It Is edgod on cither sido with
tho linen, expanding gradually Into
a collar or bertha gathered to tho
yoko. An odd Ilttlo trimming of flax
linen edges the bertha. The Cluny
yoko shows tlie bluo silk waist lining
through Its meshes, and a high collar
band Is of tho laco insertion over bluo
A quaint effect Is given to the glgot
sleeves by a seam across the top,
which makes them straight there,
and dropping In a point toward the
elbow; they havo cuffs of Insertion,
unllned, nnd fastened by tiny pearl
buttons. The skirt of the gown Is of
six gores of linen, lined with blue silk;
It Is fivo yards wido at the foot and
nearly fitted at tho top, only a slight
fulness being gathered In the back,
the wholo boing delightfully soft,
without haircloth, crinoline or canvas.
This model will bo used for silk cre-
pons nnd organdies, tho latter made
over white, palo pink or yellow silk,
with yellow Valenciennes   lace   and
ribbons to match the
lining   silks in
Moire ribbon for trimming bus quite
gone out, and its place is taken by
velvet, sutlu and tho scores of fancy
ribbons which have come to the front
iu answer tu the appeal for ������ soine-
thing new." Double-faced satin, velvet, crepe, gauze uud taffeta ribbons
In rather wide widths uro in tlie highest vogue. Embroidered eyelets ure
seen in some of tlie newest satin ribbons, tho eyelets worked iu a contrasting color. Iu velvet ribbons,
which are shown lu all the prevailing
tints, the ii 1-2 Inch width is tho fuv-
orito, and it makes a most effective
trimming, no matter where it is
Crepe ribbons are made with satin
edges that oiten contrast in hue witli
the crepe, which Is very soft and Is
particularly effective for stock collars. Auu, by tho way, the latest
vagary in theso adjuncts to the toilet
ia a multiplicity ol loops at tho back,
fivo at each Bide of the centre being
considered tlio height of really good
style. For this, of coarse, a soft textured ribbon is necessary tu produce
an artistic result.
Checked taffeta ribbons in light colors are used on both white uud black
gowns, a novelty lu taffeta ribbon
bus narrow contrasting ribbons attached ut the edges to stand out
loosely. Tho chine nnd Dresden china
ribbons lu taffeta have already been
described, so tliey need only a mention.
There is a great deal of variety in
the gauze ribbons, sumo being plain,
others dotted, others again satin-
striped, and still others brocaded or
flowered. An exquisite variety is
shaded black and gold for half Its
width, while thu other half is black,
decorated with flowers in chine effect,
red being the dumiuunt color iu thu
figures. Most exquisitely dainty ta a
white gauze rihiiou showing golden-
yellow tints on its semi-transparent
grouud. Black gauze ribbons are satin
striped und flowered, and iu cither
stylo are considered guud trimming
for black transparent gowns, where
much color is undesirable.
Lovely Women Begins to Heel ami Double-
itu.f Mit-v,.,.
As tho soason advances, says the
New York Tribune's fashiuu writer, it
becomes evident that tho huge expanse of sleeve stiffened out with
hair cloth, und even with wire, and
the wido circular skirt of tho French
gowns must bo modiiled to suit American taste. The sleeves mado by
fashionable dressmakers aro no longer the excessive size they were a
moutli ago, when tlie French models
first arrived, and hair cioth has beeu
abjured for stiffening tliein. The
best dresamnkera hold out the sleeve
witli a light crinoline interlining and
a silk lining, whleh Is cut tho size of
the sleeve. Tlio sleeve Is also finished with a Bccond fitted lining of
light muralino bilk, that further
serves to hold tho expanded top In
pluce. Tho circular Bklrt Is also
much modified. The skirt with wldo
circular sido gore, narrow front
breadth and three or five godets at
tho back Is generally preferred to
the Tegular circular skirt, which
many dressmakers now recommend
chiefly for dancing and other elaborate gowns of filmy textures.
Tlie now skirts nro seldom lined
throughout with haircloth, ns they
were at ono time, but the stiffener
Is used to tho depth of ten inches
only. Tho skirt is first lined
throughout with silk, tho haircloth
is then laid around tho lower part
of the skirt and Is covered with silk,
making two linings of silk ut tho
lower edge, with tlie haircloth between. All these linings und inter-
liuings servo to hold out tlio edge
of the skirt and yet allow it to fall
In that soft, graceful effect which
is impossible when tlio skirt Is lined
throughout with a stlffener. There
Is always a narrow pinked ruffle of
silk Inside tho edge of the skirt.
All theso linings of silk consume n
Inrgo amount of material, and the
fashionable woman of to-day discovers that her bill of " findings" Is
considerably larger than It was In tho
economical days of tho " bolt skirt."
Ono dressmaker declares that she has
used 45 yards of taffeta in lining nnd
Interlining n Blnglo gown during the
present epoch of expansive sleeves
and skirts.	
More Kind WordB From fliimlltmi Kegurd-
Ing tlie Greet ll��-i���,-,ly Wblrh lure.
Ktieumutlmii lu One to Three Hiijh.
Mrs. Phillips, sen., corner Hunter
and Unrth streets, Hamilton : " Several mouths ago I was afflicted with
rheumatism, which completely crippled me. South American Rheumatic
Cure being recommended to me, I procured n bottlo nnd obtained relief from
tlio first fow doses, it Is without
doubt the quickest relief for rheumatism I havo ever scon, und I heartily
recommend It to nil sufferers from
this disease."
According to somo statistics Just Issued thero are 80,150 horses In Paris,
including a 0,084 belonging to the
omnibus company, and 11,117 put
down to tho different cnb companies. '
Tbo number of the owners of horses
Is rated ut 11,523, and now comes
a rather curious uud horribly sug-
gcstlvo calculation. It Is added thnt
from 10,00(1 to 17,000 liorses, 200
donkeys, nnd 50 mulos nro slaughtered every year In this metropolis, ''producing ubout 4,100,000 kilogrammes
of meat, which represents a good
many beefsteaks and kilometres of
Should girls be whipped, and, If they
nro whipped, do tliey feel the Indignity moro than boys 7 These questions agitated the London School
Board during the latter part of Its
Bitting recently. Mr. Athclstan
Riley gave It as tho fruit of his experience that girls were more spiteful than boys, and ho seemed to think
that, therefore, a canfng would ns a
rnlo do them good. The question Is
to come up at a future meeting. G. A. McBain il Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
New novels, plain and fancy stationer)* ac Plmbury's.
There was a "bee" barn raising up the
settlement on Saturday for John Grieve.
Loan Wanted���About $300 on nood
security. Apply at NEWS oflice lor particulars.
Mr. Nash is erecting another house on
his Dunsmuir Av. lot.
The Liberal Club will meet Thursday
evening of this week al 8 p. ni. al Oddfellows Hall.
Mr. Davis had his leg broken in No. 4
slope yesterday morning. Sent to the
There is now no hope nf ihc bonus for
the extension of the railway to Comox
this year.
Mr. Williams is putting up an Attractive verandah in front of liis stoic on 3rd
The two new churches��� Presbyterian
and English���should be ready for occupancy in August.
Chadsey, McGilvray, antl Kipp of
Chilliwack carried off the prize* competed for at f iuelpn Agricultural college.
Billy Stevens was terribly injured in
No. 5 shaft Monday evening. His back
is shuttered. He was taken In thc hospital.
O. H. Flechner at Ihe Ground*, Mc-
Cutcheon's Point, will have a lunch counter where the nicest sandwiches will be
for sale and delirious ice cream can be
had, nuts, fruits and candies.
The schools in the district all close
on Friday of this week except where the
teachers desire 10 leave on Friday's boil,
in which cases the schools mav close on
Spring medicines for cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
drug store.
The Dominion Day Committee have
awarded the tender for soft drinks to Da
vid Jones of Courten-iy, ar.d the lender
for lunch counter, Ire cream and iruits to
O.H. Flechner of Union.
At Mr. Hall's ser-ice in China town
Sunday, there was much more of spirit-
uousness than spirituality manifested. A
Jap armed with an axe scattered his
countrymen right and left and converted
tbe furniture and books into kindling.
Remember thai thc strawberry festival
will be held on Athletic Grounds Union,
and commences at 5 o'clock on Thursday
the 37th. What with games, eatables,
drmkeables, etc etc it will bo jolly.
Thc Dominion Day spons at McCuich
eon's Point promise well. There will he
an entrance fee in running high jump,
standing high iump and running long
jump of 50 ccnis. The grand ball and
supper in the evening at Agricultural Hall
Courtenay, should not be overlooked.
Peal Estate apd Jpsufapce
Lots for Sale on Penrith and Man-port Avenues.
Houses to Rent or Sell.
Read the new ad. of Slimn-iScolt tlie
enterprising dry goods merchants of Na*
n;iimo. They are having a clearing sale
and the usual rush. So satisfactory have
been their goods and prices that they
have a large number of customers in Como*-* diiitr.ct and their business is constantly increasing. Call if you go there;
otherwise send by mail. Thev pioinii-e
more dr\ goods for ;> dollar than have
evwr been yiven before. s
HODGK���STARK. At Sandwick, June
22. Mr. Robert Hodge and Miss Jennie
Stark, b��>th of Union. The ceremony
was performed by the Rev, Mr. Willemar
in lhe English Church. The bride was
assisted by Miss Jessie Walker and the
bridegroom supported by Mr Fred Walk
Serviros next Sabbath as usual conduc
ted by the Pastor, Kev. I). Mclntyre, in
the Hall. Morning at n. Subject - Faith
fulness and its reward. Evening at 7.
Subject���The outcome of a look well directed. .Sabbath school 2 p.m. Pastor1*!
Hible class 3 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening 7.30. C.E. Society Friday evening, at 8 o'clock.
At a meeting of Young people held in
the Reading Room hall last Friday evening, a C.E. Socety was organized. Thc
officers are ps follow:-Hresideni. Charles
Evans; Vice President, L.C. McDonald,
Recording Seorct.trv, Donald McKenzie,
Corresponding Secretary, Wm. Bower,
Treasurer. Chas, McKay.
FURS,   HIDES,   PELTS,   WOOL,   &c.
Jas,  McMillan & Co,,
First Avenue  North.
Goods bought right out; Shipping tags free upon request-
no commission charged. There is No DUTY on Raw Furs
Fair selection; immediate returns.        or any oi the goods we handle.
MTWmu for Circular giving Lutebt Market Prices..������*���*���
Continued from page J.
leave in the fall well fixed,    We were averaging about $15 a day tn the hand, and
the majority at work on the flat were doing fully as well.
Gradually our numbers increased until
there was quite a good sized village; then
an enterprising packer came along, >et up
a lent, dumped his load, and started a
siorc, and that adjunct of civilization a
whiskey null. A gambling (.hn followed
and soon our once tju't-t flat blossomed
out into a typical mining camp iu miniature, with its drunks, lights, and other un
restrained evil p..ssious. Thc Indians
too, who lived noar the flat soon caught
thc vices ofthe whiles, and it was an even* d iy occurrence tit sec* drunken bucks
and squaws reeling through the camp to
the nncherii's, where lheir debauches
sometimes ended in murder, followed by
reprisals irom' the victim's relatives.
Sometimes they Would come down on the
camp a howling mob, tie nanding satisfaction tor sohie real ur fancied wring, so
that between drunken wh'ues -ind crazy
siwashes, matters came to such a desperate pass that something had lo be done.
Thirty-two of us then under Dive's leadership formed a vigilance committee
sworn to support each other through
thick ard thin, and todecine the question
whether law and older should  prevail, or
crime ancl lawlessness have the upper
Thc matter was soon brought 10 a head,
when six drunken loafers undertook to
rob us of our water, broke our flumes
down, aud fired on those who went to repair them. This brought out the whole
of the committee, armed to the teeth,
who chased the six to the saloon, and af
ter a sharp fight, in which several were
hit, but not severely, they gut inside and
secured them, together with Joe, the low
down gre -si r who owned the shebang.
This seemed a good chance to clean
thc place out; so the heads ofthe casks
were stove in, the bottles and bar smashed; and after the small-amply of grub had
been carried out the place was set on tire.
Wc then paid Joe for the stock of provisions; and he aud the six others were given three hours in which to got out of camp,
under penalty that il they ever returned
ue would hang ihem higher than Hainan.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and hnrrels of the
J  Union lire we.ry Company, Ltd., of Nmi hi
I mo. will be prosecuted.    A liberal reward
j paid tor information leading tn conviction,
W, K. N irris Sec'y.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time  Table   No.   24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m.  on Friday,  April   5th    1895.   Trains
run on Pacific Standard
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**K|i- iT:i!ini!i"*il
:-r -t* '-** .*-. ������** *.�� >fj ut *s a c ts is ta 101*-��-1-�� -rt
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday!
Itt-iuii*. Tlukut**. will be ii-.ni.nl bntwnoii all
poluta'for nfaw nnd 11 '*.*nu*tc*r, good for re*
turn not Inter than Sunday',
Iteturn Tickets for nne an,1 a half ordinary
fare may he ptr Qtttited1 dally to nil I'ointa,
good ior  Mivni d iys. indud'iig day of ttsuu.
No Itoturn Tk-kuiu U-uud fnr n hoe nnd
quarter where iho Binglo faro ia iwciiiy-fiv
Through ratos tvitw -1*11 Vietorla und Cotnnx,
MHengu and Ciiinnm.-itimi Tii-ketH can be ub
tuined nn up-ilteai'un to Ticket Agent, YictorU
Duncan'* and Kuiiultito 81 ut Ions.
Protddt-nt, Ooti'l Hupt
(inn. h'r* iuhi rttnl t'tigtu-tuior Alt.
Drs  Lawrence & Westwood,
Physicians and Surgeons,
���ToMrtotini*lind tho l*av will le vlriled ever*
Wi'dnnxday aftumuoh Kir ihu j.nr; ��Mt- rf nm
Pio Uinta ut a dlatiuti 0 wit receivd Mi-'y at
ttmtion on recti 1L of telephone uiohhiju*
flew Goods
ew G
l%w Goods
Yards of Cotton Goods received direct from the manufacturer by the last bont-- Factory Cottons���Canton Flannels
������������Flannelets���-House  Lining���Ginghams���- ���
Bleached sheetings���unbleached sheetings ��� eottonades���pillow cottons.
These   Goods  were  bought  fully  25%  less   than   the   regular   wholesale   price   and   we   are   offering   them
j A fine all cashmere vest@35 cts.���3 for$r.
Have you seen the bargains wc are offering in Ladies underwear? ! A better line at 40, or two for 75 cents,
\_\Voc! and silk mixed (a 50, 60 and 75 cts.


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