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The Weekly News Feb 5, 1895

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 Q. A. McBai.i & Oo,
leal Estate Broken
Nanaimo,  B.C.
G. A. McBain & Oo. //
Seal Estate Bnkin
A> Nanaimo, B. C.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full   Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
Grant & McGregor Props
X     **���**   ���
This, C. Morgan,
Mom but the beat
quality ana moat
fashionable gooda
kept In atook.
Fashionable Tailor
WlUlam'a Block.
-C-ZTXOJST, ��. O.
Union Meat
Choicest mmm        -a * Fresh
meats al-  jfl 11* li Af. FM-
waysonhand.  ���**�����*�������� ^���� Weekly.
Vegetables  etc.
fy     Vessels   supplied on the shortest notice.      ""S"!
Simon  Leiser,   Prop.
Leiser's Union Store.
iqbs ueunoiiT thai ivn
Our Xmas Stock of 1894 surpasses anything
ever before shown in Union.   Our Store is a
Veritable    Bazaar   There   is   nothing
cannot get.
We are showing an immense stock of Dolls,
Toys of all kinds, Plush Goods, Celluloid
Goods, Knit Goods, Blankets, Comforters,
Rubber Goods, Fancy Lamps, Glassware, and
numerous other things which through want of
space we cannot mention.
Another Case of useful and Fancy Articles in
Silverware to hand, direct from the noted
manufacturers,  Simpson,  Hall, Miller & Co.
[    Special Bargains in Cent's Clothing. Etc.
I     Great Bargains in our House Furnishing Dep't.
-\    We are sole agents for Master Machanic Soap, Miners and
Puddlers  Tobacco  and   Upton's  Celebrated Ceylon   and
Indian Teas.
Simon Leieer, Prop.
Wa Have Come
T. M.
Theobald &
X Watkins,
and Ornamental
All orders Promptly attended to.
E. Merman,
Will be in Union every
month with a large stock of
Jewelry, Watches, Diamonds,
and Silverware.
Watoh repairing a specialty.
for rent OR SALE���A neat story and
hall cottane at the thriving Tillage of
Courienay, Enquire of
R. Cessford, Onion, B, C.
McPhee St Moore
Importers and Dealers
in   Groceries,   Provisions,'  Flour,
Feed #c.    Dry Goods Boots and
Shoes, Ready Made Clothing,  and
Rubber Goods.
Butchers. Fresh MeatWl Vegetables, Daily.
Union- Courtenay- Comox
Ice Cream Parlors.
TJ IsTIOlT, b". a*
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
Imported and Domestic Cigars.   Briar and Meershaum Goods.
Ta, AbOTs Store. Adjois, Wii.re Ivsrything of tha Bajlt is thsir Bsapactive
Haas will ba found.
A. W. Mclntyre Prop.
Bon Ton Restaurant,
O. H. Fechner & Co., Prop's.
JVIeals at all flours
New Walk along the Shop to Hall Door.
Prices:-10c 16c. and 25c.      21 Meals for $500.
Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Coortenaj antl the Uaj will bo visited every
Wednetday afternoon for the purpose of eon-
Pa* twin at a distance wll) receive early attention on receipt of leleitliuno tuetwaKO.
Open to young men and women, All
tlui care and experience can do for the
voung people.
Special terms for five month course.
For further particulars apply to
Box 145, ���*���*��� McI)* Hunter'
Union. Teacher.
All persons (.riving over the wharf or
bridges in Comox district faster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent.
Wc, the undersigned, have this day
formed a partnership under the firm name
and style of Hay & Murdock in the business of Horseshoeing and General blacksmithing, at Union, li. C.and respectfully
request ofthe public a fair share of their
Union, B.C., T.LRay
Jan. ist 1895 G.Murdnck
U/K will lend you by mall for 15
" cent* �� MHHia i-lntior, or six
farSl.-fi for relief ut ��� aim In back
or entiat.
AddreM:         ���
C.lI.Bow****. drufrglat,
ST Jobneon -*-t���
Viol or la, ao.
The Sin Mateo left 1-A'y Ut with 4,300
teat of goal for the Suatbeio Paoift ��� at Port
Loa Angela*.
The Mineola, Capt Pilldiury, Uft today,
Feh. 6th (nr Hm Franel-wo with 3,000 Wai
of coat for the **ionth<rii P*uilio.
Tug Count and mow left Ult We-lae��Uy
for Mew WcitminiUr with ISO tone of eoel.
The City of Nanaimo Uft Saturday for
Hew Weetmiuiter with 90 toaa ot coal.
The Deity left 8 .turdey with 180 torn of
waih oi-al tor tha Mwthera Pacific Steam
ship Co.
The Teplo left Monday for Vancouver
with 180 mw nf lump o**al tot the C. P. IX.
aud 180 tons of wa��h nut ooal for the iug��r
Tbe aew whalehaoh, City of E-tcH, will
loon be here t�� h-a-l fur H*.u. Franoiwo.
Thii will Ue her trial trip.
Under thi* bead lait week we nude some
reinri-nce to gimb'ing aud slot machines.
Since then we learn that there are thr-**
machine! of the aan-a character in town and
it i�� known that gamblini* ia ourritd on in
more pleoei than one. We hive nn desire
t�� make tith of one and low. of another and
our remarka apply to all pla -ei where they
properly fit- Wa are uo uurnuiug any iu*
dividual, only the evil, and ahall d�� that
Without reipevt tu (ereons aud witliout fear
or favor,
Save time nnd money hy getting a well
made and perfect lilting suit ut Morgan's
thc fashionable tailor.
A meeting nf Union Presbyterian congregation wns held on Saturday last to
discuss church matter*-, church building
particularly. The pastor, Mr. Mclntyre,
occupied the chair and explained the object ofthe meeting. Mr. Lindsay, for
the managers, told what steps had been
taken to secure plans lor a church and
gave information relative to the procuring
of funds for the purpose.
Addre��ses wire made by Messrs. Russell, A. Grant, Walker, Turnbull and
others. There was a general hearty
expression of opinion that a church being
necessary, the c mg relation is justified in
building; mid on motion the managers
were authorized to proceed with the work.
The meeting was adjourned until Saturday, Feb. 91I1 when the congregation
will tie asked to decide on a plan for lhe
building, and a unod turnout is expected
as friendly architects ha- c generously
sent in some very beautiful drawings.
lit the meantime the managers will call
on those interested to see what funds can
be raised for the work, and there is no
doubt that all will enter with enthusiasm
into the scheme and help it forward to an
early and successful completion.
The annual business'; meeting of the
Presbyterian congregation was held in the
church at Sandwick on the evening of
Thursday 31st January.
There was a representative gathering
and the Kev. A. Tait occupied the   chair.
Mr. Mundell the treasurer read the financial statement for lhe year ending Dec.
31*411894. The report showed the financial aflairs to be in a prosperous condition.
The following gentlemen were elected
board of m in age 1 uent for ensuing year.
Meisis. Uruuhart, R. Duncan, Salmond*
Piercy, Jamicson, Cairns, Grieve; j.Mundell, Treasurer, VV. Duncan, Secretary.
Vofs uf thanks were tendered to the
L. A. S., the' choir, secretary, treasurer;
aUo to Mr. S. F. Crawford for his kindness in placing on the desk a 1 ne new
Bible containing nut ho ri red and revised
vert ions.
Refreshments were provided bv Mrs.
Tait and other ladies of the congregation.
Berviwd u mual oenduoterl by the pastor,
R*'V. I) Mclntyre, in the hall. Morn-ng,
11 a.m j mlij-ct���Blind B -rtimaeui. Even
ing, 7 p.m; nuhjcot���L it'�� delay.
Sunday it-hool, 2 pm; Payor's Bible
cla-u. 3 p mi Prayer meeting, Wedueid.y
t-venir-g 7-30.
The pr-rln.-rr.hip between the undernigned
in the lousing hut-ine-M- at Cnurtenny hai
been disinlved hy mntoil rom-ent. A 1 out*
���taming account! Will be paid by Mr, H.
Htewart, to whom all bills due the firm
muit be paid.
Courtenay, B.C.,       Robert Graham
Feb. Ut 181)5. Hugh Stewart
MAi.Miiumi.���At Union on Feb. 1st   the
wife of W. Malmburg, ofa son.
LOST���Between Courtenay and the Hay
on Thursday last a book with paper
cover, entitled "A Window in Thrums."
The finder will please hand it to John
Mundell, Sandwick,
There has been more law business to
the square inch in Union during the past
week than would suffice for an ordinary
country village for its entire territory in
ordinary times. As a result three of the
leading lawyers of Nanaimo came up on
Wednesday to help straighten out thc le
gal tangle and��� replenish their pocket
books. These U7.1l luminaries were
Messrs. Barker, Simpson, and Cane.
The first two appealed in the whisky license case, an>l the two last in lhe-rubbery case, and the case for obstructing
lhe officer*, in llie discharge of their duties.
The cise against Ab Wing and Chow
Chung for assaulting, beating and robbing Carriboo alius 'lorn Walker a "heathen Chinee" was first laken up before J.
Ps Abrams, McKnight and Walker.
The courl met on Wednesday evening in
the store room lately occupied by cheap
John. Mr. Simpson appeared for the
prosecution and Mr. Cane, assisted by
Mr. Randall appeared for the defendants.
Thc witnesses so far, we understand
were Celestials with ihe exception of the
officer. They were sworn���not lhe officer-on a piece of white paper which was
set-on tire, we suppose, as a token of
what they might expect if they swore
falsely. From Carnboo's testimony*���
taken without any salt���it appeared that
Ah Wing pulled bis queue until his scalp
was loosened while Chow Chung gently
relieved him of his money sack which
contained between $200 and $300 of denominations which owing to his dilapidated mental condition he was unable to
enumerate. Carriboo'** face showed it
had been chiseled by inartistic hands.
Ah Wing and Chow Chung proved an
alibi���on burnt paper. TBl case proving too hard a nut to crack without further clarification was adjourned over until
Wednesday of this week when it will in
turn be rendered clear and shady by
oppising counsel.
The next case was against six darkly
tanned, long queued Celestials for ob
structing the officers in their duty. The
court determined to proceed although it
was getting late and many in the room
were niddy-nodding. Mr. McKnight did
not sil as he was tu be a -witness. Mr.
Simpson as in the other case appeared
for the complainant and Mr. Cane assisted by Mr Randall aided the defence.
The charge wai read and ihc six Celestials
uttered some queer t-.uui.ds which were
interpreted as a plea of not guilty. Then
there was more burnt p;. per and the
elimination of tru'h (?) began. There
was a failure to identify two of the prisoners and tbey were discharged leaviog
Lee May, Chang You, Ah Yir.g and pm
Lee to stand the legal assault.
The scene at llie Masonic hull, Chinese
town, on (he previous evening wns graphically described, when McKnight and
Smithurst endeavored to arrest the alleged robbers. -Carriboo was along to point
them out. When Chow Chung was arrested he gave out a yell���so lhey said���
and in a minute or two tht hall was
crowded with Chinamen evidently friends
of the prisoner. They did not directly
attack the officers but ihe way they went
for poor Carriboo, who was under the
i-fTicers protection, was a caution. Mc
K'light took Sin thirst's baton which he
handled like afield marshal; but the
crowd surged around him, and every now
and then got in a blow on pour Carriboo.
In the meantime officer Smithirst calmly
surveyed the tumult, acting doubtless on
the principle lhat if lhey would let him
alone he would let them alone. At last
things looked so squally that McKnight
ordered Smithirst lo take the handcuffs
off of Chow Chung which being accomplished the fellow escaped. McKnight
ncw seized Carriboo -ind made a push for
the stairway and landed in front of the
door below, which was locked. This was
shortly afterward broken in from the out
side by friendly help and they escaped.
The evidence was too voluminous to ad-
mil of publication. Twenty two specials
were sworn in and the arrests finally
made, McKnight going alone the next
day or Monday and a resting Chow
Chung. The evidence tended to show
that the four named above were in ihe
hall Saturday evening when thc officers
were obstructed in the performance of
lheir duty and compelled to relinquish
their prisoner. At 3 o'clock Wednesday
morning the court adjourned until 1 p.m.
of thc next day, the forenoon being given
up lo thc Licensing Court.
Upon the assembling of the court
Thursday it was reenforced by Mr. Drabble, j. P; and when the evidence was all
in eloquent addresses were made by the
counsel, after which the court imposed
on each of the four defendants a fine of
S50 and costs, or six months imprisonment at hard lalvr. The fines were
shortly afterward paid and thc prisoners
DoubttesH many of the others tn the
masonic hall at the time of lhe "melee"
were just as guilty as those who were
identified, and doubtless too, thev contributed toward the payment of the fines
and costs and expenses of counsel.
The 41I1 entertainment of the course
will take place at Courtenay in the new
hall on Thursday evening, 7th Feb., whan
Rrv. 1) Mclntyre of Union will deliver
a lecture on " Impressions and character."
The Union choir will be present and
furnish all the music for the occasion.
As there wilt be no meeting at the Bay
this time it is expected the people of the
Bay w-11 come up to Courtenay that evening. A good lime is'' expected and all
are cordially invited.
The adjourned meeting of tbe Comox
farmers at the Courtenay House Tuesday
night wn.* attended by about a dozen of
thc principal farmers of the valley. Mr.
Chas. Bridges occupied the chair andMr.
J,A.Halliday acted as secretary. It was
decided to nntifiy the agent of the New
York Syndicate at Vancouver lhat they
would dispose of the coal rights to 3000
or 4000 acres for $40 per acre. The farmers thoroughly believe that the goal
measures include their lands, which even
- for agricultural purposes are most valua-
1 ble. The location is fur much of it only
about three miles from the wharf. It is
to be hoped that such arrangements may
he made as will secure the early development of the coal deposits in this section,
LONDON, Jan, 31���(Special to NEWS)���
The SS. Elbe of the North German L'oyd
line collided with some vessel believed to
be the British steamer Crathic, off Lnwen
staft. There were 3*54 on board and 20
were saved in a boat which was afterwards picked up by tbe fishing smack
Wild Flower. The ' balance���334, have
undoubtedly perished.
A dispatch says all the land forts it
Wei Hai Wei have been taken. The
Chinese retreated with a loss of 2,000.
Mr. 1). McGilvray's house on Georgia
street was broken into Thursday night
and the hall rack cleared of several over*
caais. The thief found a decanter of
whiskey and helped himself.
Free postal deliver) started today.
The third class clerks and carriers wilt
ask for the grant of $10 a month provisional allowance to put them on the same
footing as the clerks in the Victoria office
H. B. Shadwell Si. Co. drygoods merchants, have assigned to John W. Lawrence, of Toronto,
Thursday a fire destroyed the Anglican
parsonage at Yale. It w:as started by the
Chinese celebrating the close of their
New Year festival.
nanaimo, Jan. 31.���The Commission
nf inquiry into lhe affairs of J. 1'. Planta
resumed its session this evening. The
Court house was packed. Mr. II. I).
Hebncken appeared for Mr, Planta had
in a vigorous and eloquent address he
apologized for his non appearance and
said thai he was at the time of his flight
mentally unbalanced. The court then
adjourned sine die for report and the
crowd slowly filed away wondering where
the confession came in.
' Mr. C. C. Westwood came up boat
Mr. James McKim is expected to return tomorrow.
Mr, Sam Davis bas relumed from his
visit to Wellington.
Mr. F. B. Smith returned from Wellington on Wednesday.
Mr. Ed. McKim returned from his
northern trip last Wednesday,
Mr. Owen of Victoria, piano luner, was
in town for a couple of days last week.
Mr. J. McPhee was among the returning passengers up on last trip of the Joan,
W. G. Stevenson of Victoria came up
Wednesday and returned Friday morning.
A. Lindsay, lessee of the Waverly
Hnuse has returned frorr. his trip to the
Terminal City.
W. O'Dell, architect, of Nanaimo ar*
rived on Wednesday and is a guest at the
Waverly House.
Mr. Harry Hamburgei left Friday
morning for Harrison Hot Springs for
two or three weeks.
Mr. Ji hn Wilson of the Joan was in
town Wednesday and Thursday, coming
by way of Comox and Courtenay.
Mr. Langman of Chilliw-ack wns here
lust Wednesday and Thursday looking
for a location for business in line of gents
Pursuant lo notice heretofore given, J.
Ps Abiams, Drabble, McKnight, Walker
and McKenric assembled at tht office of
Mr. Fauquier, Dunsmuir ave. last Thursday to consider the application of Dickson
St Co. for a license to sell liquors at retail,
H. A. Simpson, Esq., of Nanaimo, ap
peared for applicant and C. H. Barker,
Esq., of Barker & Potts, Nanaimo, appeared for those opposed tu the gnntiug
of the license.
Immediately upon the presenting ofthe
petition Mr. Barker interposed the objection that the gentlemen composing ibe
bench had no authority lo sit -tl that time
as a Licensing Court; that it was the
creature of the statute, having only such
power as was expressly conferred upon
it by thc statute; that as the statute
plainly fixed the days when they might
sit to hear applications lor granting licenses, all other times were excluded.
This position was vigorously attacked by
Mr. Simpson; After the close of the
arguments the justices retired for consultation. When they again took their scats
presiding justice Abrams delivered lheir
decision He complimented the hiwyeis
on their able arguments, W. G. Stevenson of Dickson & Co., applicant, upon
the strong testimonials presented by him
from leading citizens of Victoria as lo his
high character as a hotel man and the
good reputation of lhe places kept by
him; and finally he said the majority
held that they had no authority to sit as
a licensing court except on the daysmen-
Honed in the statute. They therefore
could not entertain the application.
As you pass, call and see Morgans
cheap tweed suns.
Sponges and Toilet Articles at
Plmbury & Co's.
wantkd���A young man to learn the
blacksmithing and carriage making
trade. Enquire of George H, Leighton, Comox, B. C.
For choice pics, cakes, wedding cakes,
party or social refreshments, call en
Kenward & Prockter the Courienay ba-
wanted, to purchase���Any one having a new milch tow for sale will please
leave their name at this office,
Great reduction in suiting and panting
at Morgan's, the fashionable tailor.
Plmbury's Balsamic BUxir will
oure your couch.  Try ft.
Morgan, the fashionable tailor, given
you your photo enlarged free for any $10
We make a specialty of Family
Recipes. Plmbury It Co.
There was a big surprise party at Mc
Knight's, Point Holmes last week. A
jolly time wna had.
The cour- in Chinese cases will meet
Wednesday evening at Reading Room
Land���If you want to buy 20, 40 or to
acres of good land, call and see �� Phillips nf Graniham.   He can suit you.
Miss Shaw of Victoria is expected up
oa the Joan tomorrow, te serve as nurse
in the Union And Comox Districi.hospital.
She is highly recommended.
Mr. L. W. Fauquier is getting rich
taking down the testimony of witnesses
in criminal cases. We believe fnr an all
night job he gets fully a dollar and a
Anyone with half an eye can see that
the business men who are doing ihe principal business are good advertisers; the
business of those who don't advertise has
dried up, so to speak.
for sale.���Mrs. David Pickles, of Denman Island has for sale White Plymouth Rock, Black Minorca, Biifi"
Leghorn, and Brown Leghorn cockerels, at $2 to $3 each; also eggs for
breeding in season.
Mr. O'Neill, clarionet player from Wellington was up Wednesday. He is a very
noticeable man. He had not been in
town long before he made his majik, and
(he impression he produced was most dis
tinct, although not altogether flattering-
Simon Leiser, being the lowest tenderer, has been awarded the cnn.ract fnr
furnishing groceries, meat and provisions
for the year 1895 to the new hospital
Wm. Mathewson has been awarded
the milk contract for the hospital. The
bread tender* were laid, over.
There was a surprise partv, at Mr.
Thos. Cairns', Comox* Scttltment Iwst
1 hursday evening. There were about 30
ladies and gentlemen*-** Messrs. D; McAllister and Jack Martin accompanied
them as musicians. Dancing was the
order and was -*fcapt. ufC.-untiF abjout 4*
Cclock in the morning. A deligbiM repast was furnished at 1 a. nu    -
Frank Proctor of Kenward & Proctor,
bakers, was out skating Saturday night.
To be exact, he was over on Wm. Lewis'
ranch. As he was skimming over the
smooth glassy surface, whistling a merry
tune and wondering whether there was
any skatingjn Paradise, the ice suddenly ���
gave way ana he found himself sprawling1
in the water. His skates are now for
The masonic ball which had not been
advertised but with reference to which
expectancy had stood on lip toe for soffte)
weeks, came off with flying colors on
Thursday evening last. ' The hall had
been elaborately decorated for the occa-
���>ion. The platform where the musicians
sat was banked with ferns and roses. In
front of it was an arch upon which w js
worked in white letters upon a dark back
ground the words and tetters:
Hiram Lodge No. 14 A.F. & A.M..B.C.R.
Under this was pendant a square and
compass. Pendant in the centre of the
room was an 8 pointed star wrought nf
cedar boughs, fully ten feet across. The
main part ofthe hall was rendered bright
and attractive by these boughs, couchant
among which lay half concealed, the
bright spotted skin of a famous Bengal
liger, the property of Mr. Geo. Haskins.
About half past 8 o'clock the sleighs
and carriages began to arrive and thc
hall to fill. By half past nine o'clock the
hall presented a lively scene. As many
sets as could conveniently be formed
were on the floor, while the sides and
ends ofthe building were occupied bv
human figures. Many of the ladies were
costumed in lhe latest fashion, and handsome ornaments while not the rule were
not infrequent. The gentlemen as is always the case lacked variety, most of
them wearing the customary black dress
suit, wiih white neckties and white gloves
The masons were distinguished by their .
beautiful insignia.
The music was of a high otder. Mr.
V, R. Peiper is a master of ihe violin, aad
his playing delighted all present. Mr.
David Jones w*is the pianist and in addition to this was a clarionet.
The supper lasted from 12 to 2 o'clock
and was in Mrs. Pikei's best style. About
sixly five couples sat down lo it.
Among those present from out of town
were Miss Louis and Miss Piercy ol
Denman Island; from Comox Mr. and
Mrs. S. Creech, Miss Cathcart, Mra.
Horace Smith, Jr., Mr. and Mrs Milieu.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mathewson and Miss
Mathewson and Mr. Hugh Stewart; from
Coniox Settlement (up the valley) Miss
Halliday, Mrs. Matt Piercy, Miss Kirbv
and J. B. Bennett.
From Union there was a general turnout of society belles and society young
gentlemen, but noticeably also the business men with their wives, giving to the
affair a character above the ordinary ball,
Youth and beauty and grace were well
represented nnd so was wealth, intelligence and maturity. Who was the belle
of the evening may be asked. Well, if
we were indiscreet enough to name not
the one around whom the young gentle
men were fluttering with palpitating
heart*-, but the mosl interesting lady present, it would be one in whose face could
be seen the delicate chiseling of the sout,
in which lines of thought and suffering
blended���a face full ot nobility, expression and character, into which the years
have wrought the ineffable charms of an
almost perfect lovliness.
The committee of arrangements to,
whom much of the success of ihe ball
was due, was composed of Messrs. R.
Grant, R. Graham, ]as. McKim, R.Wat-
kin and Hugh Stewart. The decorations
were designed and their arrangement
superintended by Mr. Kenneth Sharp, a
gentleman in the employ of Gram & McGregor. \
*-**%*V   s-fe-xv^V
Stratton row alowly, aud he was evidently confused and not <|uite abbs to grasp
all thaL had been yoiug on, U\\ a pang
from loa injured shoulder spurred his
brain. Ilia right, hand went up to the
bandage, and he began hastily tu arrange
hia dreaa.
He waa evidently aiek ami faint, but to
������store his garments was for the moment
the dominant idea.
Then another thought cAine, and he
looked wildly round, hardly appearing to
gra-ip the fact that friend and visitors had
drawn back from him, while thc former
���lowly um-oi-ked tho revolver and carefully
uztraoted tho cartridges, [noting Uml four
were tilled and two empty.
(iueat knew the billot of ouo of the bullous, and he involuntarily looked round
for the other.
He had not far to aeek. Tho shade
covering the wired uud mounted hones of
an ancient extinct bird siamlin gou aoab-
inet waa sh-Utoreil, and tlm bullet had cut
through the neok vertebra), and then
buried itself iu the oakeu paneling.
Client lowered his eyos to bia taak again,
and slowly placed the cartridges in one
pooket, the pistol in the other, when,
raiting hia oyea, he met the admiral s
ahadowed by the heavy brows ; and the
old officer gavo him a uod of approval.
" Well, Rebecca," ho said in a deep
voice which aeemed to hold the dying
mutteringa of the storm which bad raged
in bia breast but a abort, time before j
'* wo may go. I can't jump on a fallen
"Ves," aaid Mias Jerrold, with a look ol
sadness and aympathy at Stratton, who
���tood supporting himself against the table ;
"wo had better go. 0 Malcolm Stratton,"
sho cried passionately, "and I did so be*
lieve in you."
He raised his face, with a momeutary
flush of pleasure bringing back something
of ita former aspoct. But the gloom of
despair came down like a cloud over a gleam
of aunaliiiif, and hia chin fell upon hia
ohost,thougli a movement now and theu
told that be waB listening bitterly to every
"Yes," aaid Nir Mark ; "it'a aa well you
did not get in the police. Keep it all
quiet for everyone's aake. Tho dootoi
must know, though."
Stratton's face was a little raised at this,
and he turned slightly as Guest aaid :
"Of course. It isnotadantrerouB wound,
but look at him,"
Stratton's   chin fell   again  upon
" Id a fow houra, " continued the
admiral. " fever will probably aot in,"
A low, catching breath ahook Stratton,
and one hand grasped the table edge violently.
" And he will he delirious."
Stratton strove hard to contain himself,
but he atarted violently, and raising his
faoe he passed his right hand across hia
dripping brow.
" 1 cannot atop here, (iueat," said Sir
Mark. " Uoine, Hebocea, my dear. Vou
must uot leave him alone. Shall I send in
a medical man?"
" No I" oried Stratton hoarsely, in so
tierce a voice tlm: all atarted, and the admiral shrugged his shoulders, and drawing
himself up crossed lo lhe door, his sister
following him witb her faoe full nf perplexity and commiseration.
But ahe turned ab Bhe reached the door,
hesitated for a ir omen!,and the rigid hardness in her face, with its anger against the
man who had done ber niece so cruel a
wrong died away to give place to a gentle,
womanly look of sorrow and reproach as
she hurried back to where Stratton stood
with bis hack to the table, grasping Ita
edges,whilethe objects '.hereon ti em bled
and tottered from tho motion communicated by tbe man's quivering muscles.
"Heaven forgive you, Malcolm Stratton I"
���she said slowly. "1 cannot now. I am
going back to ber. Man, you have broken
the heart of as true and sweet a woman as
ever lived,'*
Stratton did not stir, but  stood  there
bent, and as if crushed,   listening   to   the
rustle  of   his  visitor's   rich ailk, as  she
hurried back to  her   brothor;  then   the
-door was opened, closed upon them, and a
dead silence reigned in Stratton's study, as
he and Gueat stood listening to   tlio   faint
-sound of the descending steps till they had
(completely died away.
Then (iuost turned to his friend:
" Now," he said coldly, " give me your
arm.    No; stop.    Where are your keys ""
.Stratton raised his head sharply.
" Whete are your keys T"
�� What for';"
** I want to get tlie spirits to give you a
" No, no," said Stratton tirrnly. " Now
go !"
"Of courae," said truest bitterly.
"That's my way when you'ro in trouble.
Vou miserable fool ! Vou madmau I" he
roared, flashing out suddeuly with passion.
" What ia it? Two yours ago, when I came
here and found you with tbat cyanide bottle
nn tbe table, and the glASS ready with its
draught, I Btopped you then, you coward.
This time you wero alono to attempt your
wretched work. '
Stratton glared at him wildly,
"And hero hnve wu all boon Hcared'to
death, fearing that ymi hail heen attacked.
The admiral said you w<-re a miserable eow-
ard, and you are, Whero is your manhood '!
Whero iB your honor, to   carry on liko thia
with poor Myra till  the   last momont, and
then do this ?   Hang it, man,  why didn't
yoa aim  straight and   end   it,   instead of
bringing us to such a pitiful Hcene as this?'
Stratton drew his breath bard.
���"There, I've done.    It's jumping, as h<
���aid, on a fallen   man.    Now,   then, those
"Oo I" oiled Strutton sternly. "Oo
Leave mo !"
"To play some other mud prank 1 Not
I. I want thoae keya to get out the
"I tell you no���no."
"Very well.   It was   to save  you  from
fainting.   Faint then,aml he hanged. Give
me your arm."
"Will you go';"   cried Stratton fiercely,
"Vos,   when   you are   on your bed, and
then only to the door to cull someone ''
"To fetch the nearestdoctor.Come along.'
"Percy   Guest "   began Stratton
"It's of no uso," said Guost, "Only
waste of words.   Oome along,"
Stratton made a (prick movement to
avoid him, and staggered into a chair;
when hia eyea closed, and lie lay back
" Poor wretch!' muttered Guest,
snatching tho basin and sponge to begin
bathing the already damp face, "J
.'Mightn't to havo bullied him.
Jn a fow momenta Si ration opened bin
-eyeB again, and hia lirst look waa directed
.round the mom.
" It's all right, old chap, saidl'Uuest,
Temper's gone, Oome, be sensible. 1
won't say disagreeable things to you.
Oive up the keys. Vou d he belter fnr a
drop of brandy,
"No,"' said    Stratton    hastily.     "   Oo
and laave me now.
" Impossible. Vou mint have the
"I cannot;   I will not."
"But you must,"
"Do you hear what I say?" cried Stratum fieroely.
"Vet. There is no occasion to fly ont at
me for wanting to beof service."
"I want no help.   I must be alone.*'
"To go wandering off into a fit of delirium. There, I'll call old mother Brade to
fetch a surgeon."
"Vou will not do so.   I forbid it."
"Exaotly, but you are a patient now.
There, don't bo idiotic. I can read you
like a book."
Stratton looked up at him sharply.
"You don't want the doctor to see your
wound and know how it came���there, don't
stare in that wild way���leave it to me.
It was ao accident. Vou wore fooling about
with a revolver, '.'leaning it,, say : and it
went off.  That's all the doctor need know."
"No one muat know even that"
" But your wound muat be properly
> *' I will not have it touohed, cried
Stratton decisively. ������ Now once more I
am oot much hurt.   Go 1"
Guest laughed bitterly.
*��� No, my boy, you don't get rid of mc.
I'll stick to you like your cnii-r-ience.
Stratton' a eyes dilated.
" And I'm going tobe master here till
you are well bodily and mentally.
" I tell you I am not much hurt. Men
tally!   Pooh, I'm as woll as you are."
"Better, of course. Why, what non
sense you are talking)' cried Guest, pointing to the other's wounded shoulder,
" Come, don't let us argue more. Give in
sensibly, there's a good fellow, and let me
do my beat for you. I know you set
things in a wrong light now, but you'll
thank me some day.''
They wa.ched each other furtively, and
Guest oould see how hard his friend was
evidently planning to get rid of him, while,
on his own part, he was calculating his
chances. He knew that mad people were
auperhumanly strong, but then in spite of
his conduct he could not in his own mind
grant that Stratton was mad. It was a
case of what coroners call " temporary
insanity,'* due to some trouble which had
been kept hidden ; aud if there should be
a struggle, (iueat felt that he would be
more than a match for his friend, injured*
aa he was,
Stratton was the first to speak, in a low
voice, whioh suggested his being taint and
in great pain.
*' Now I'm bettor. Will you go and
leave me?"
Guest took a chair, and placing its back
opposite to his friend, strode across it, and
rested his arms on the rail.
*' Look here, Stratton, old fellow ; I've
alwaya trusted you, and you've always
trusted me."
Ves, of courae,"  said Stratton   hurriedly.
-��� Well, theu, as your old chum���the
man who hu stuck to you and is going to
stick to you all through this hobble into
which yeu have got yourself���don't you
think it would be as well to make a clean
breast of it���to me ?"
Stratton's eyes dilated as he spoke, and
his look was so strange that Guest involuntarily prepared himBelf for some outbreak.
" You oan trust mo," continued Guest,
and he saw a look of despair oome into his
friend's countenance. " Come, eld chap,
what's the use of a friend if he is uot to
help you?   Vou know I want to."
Stratton's lips parted in an inaudible,
" Well, then, for poor Myra's sake."
Stratton Btarted as if he had been stung.
"I can't help hurting you, and I repeat
���for   her sake.    She   ia   a woman.    She
loves you,"
" For pity's sake don't, groaned
Stratton in a voice full of unutterable
" She loves you, I say," oonMnued Guest
firmly ; ���*��� and, whatever baa heen the
cause of this madness, Bhe will forgive
Stratton shook his head slowly.
"But I say she will. Come, we are
none of ub perfect. 1 tell you X am fight*
ing for you now aB well as myself. Your
act this morning injures Edie and me too.
So take it like this, old fellow. Vou have
done wrong in some way ; is uot an attempt to make amends the first step toward showing repentance ?"
" You dou't know���you don't know,"
groaned the wretched man.
" Not yet; you will uot be open. Come
now, be frank with me. In your utter
despair, consequent upon your nerves be
ng weak with mental worry, you use
that pistol."
Stratton buried his face in his hands.
"The old man was right," continued
Guest; " it was a cowardly way to get out
of the difficulty. Let me help you. Come,
once more, mako a clean hreaBt of it."
Stratton's hands fell again, and there
was an eager look   in hiB  face; his  lips
fiartcd and he was about to speak, but the
ook faded away and in a despondent,
weary way he sank back once more,
" Vory well. I will not press you now,"
���aid Guest, "You'll think better of it,
old fellow. I'll wait. Now, then, let me
help you into your room,"
"What for?" cried Stratton suspiciously.
" Because a wounded man must be better
lying down,"
"So that you can lock me in and go for
poople���for doctora?"
"He is queer," thought (iueat. "The
���sunning of a man off hisliead."
As he thought this he tobc, walked to tbe
bedroom door, opened it, and took tbe key
out to hand to his friend.
"There are you satisfied? Look here,
Mai, even to bettor you I will uot play auy
treacherous trick like that?"
I believe you," slid Stratton quietly ;
and he waved away the hand holding tho
'So far, bo good, then. Will you come
and lie down while I fetch a doctor?"
No. I will not have a doctor. It is a
mere scratch."
"Very well.   Come and sit down, thou."
Stratton -rhook bis head.
"Invalids must lie humored, I suppose.
Sit where you aro then, and try and havo
a nap. You'll be calmer afterward���I
hope," he added to himself.
Guest changed the position of his chair,
took up a book, and crossed to a lounge,
but as be was in the not of turning it bo
���aw that Stratton was watching bim keen*
"Don't do tbat. I want you to leave me
"I know you du," said Guest quietly;
"But I am not going."
Stratton drew a heavy, dialling breath,
and lay back in his chair, while Guest
opened the book he had taken at random,
and read from it half-a dozen romances
which ho made up as he went on. For he
could not see a word of Lhe printed matter,
and in each of these romances hia friend
was the hero, whu was being hunted to
desperation by some woman with whom he
had become entangled.
From time to time he (-lanced across at
hit* friend as the hours glided by, hoping to
see that he slept; but he always caught a
glimpse of a pair of eager uyes watching
At last, alioiit *�� o'clock, faint, weary,
and oppressed hy ; terrible lileco-l in the
room, Oueat laid don    the book.
"Going ?" aaid Stratton eagerly.
"No.   Only to send for Mrs. Brade."
"What for?"
"To get her to run to tho Peacock, and
tell them to bring some dinner and a bott'e
f Bass,    Vou can eat something?"
"Bring dinner���here ?" gasped Stratton.
"Yes. I havo bad nothing since oarly
"Vou cannot have it here,1' aaid Stratton,
making au eifurt, and speaking firmly. "I
am better and calmer now. After a night's
rest I shall be myself again."
"I hope so," said Ouest quietly,
"So go now, there's a good fellow. I'll
explain everything to you some day, and I
shall be far better alone."
"Yes ; you are fit to trust 1"
"You need not sneer. You think I shall
make some insane attempt upon my life."
Guest lookel at him fixedly.
"Yes; you have good reason for doubting
me, but I swear to you that you may trust
At that moment steps were heard upnn
the stairs, almost inaudible ; but whoever
it was whistled some melody, aod before
Stratton could stay him, Guest threw open
the door, and called to the whistler to come
*'Want me, sir?" aaid a telegraph boy,
appearing in the opening.
"Yea," said Guest, giving the boy sixpence ; "ask tbe woman at ths lodge to
come up here directly."
"All right, sir."
Guest returned to his aeat, and saw that
Stratton's face was averted and his eyos
"Finds he must give way," aaid the
young barrister to himself; ami once more
there was silence, till Mra. Brade's knock
was heard.
Guest admitted ber, and out short a
string of wondering exclamations by giving
her his orders.
"Oh, certainly, sir," she cried : "but I
"Yes of course you did, my dear madam,
bu; unfortunately Mr. Stratton was suddenly taken
"Oh, poor dear I" cried Mra. Brade in
deep concern. "Let me go and aak my
dootor to���������"
" No," oried Stratton sn fiercely that the
woman started and turned pale,
" Go and do as I said," whispered Guest;
and after a while the refreshments wore
brought, partaken of, and, in spite of his
friend's protests, Guost insisted upon
passing the night in an easy-chair, dropping
off to sleep occasionally, tu dream that
Stratton was threatening to destroy his
life, and waking to find him in his easy-
chair thrust back to the side of the fireplace
between him and the paneled door.
Ukn and IM-.lll.i-**   or Whal    Went   io
Knp-ily llie Inner Man,
Beethoven was very fond of a kind of
meat pudding made in Vienna, closely approximating the modern Wienerwurst,
With a plentiful supply of thiB, a hunk of
pumpernickel and a glass of beer, lie waa
perfectly content.
Titian liked a hard, black sausage much
in uae in Italy in bis day. It seems to havo
been the forerunner of the modern bologna,
but more greasy and harder of digestion. He
would eat half a pound of thia beef and
pork compoaition at a time.
Julius Caesar, ivncn at home, lived as
luxuriously as other wealthy and noble
Romans ; when in camp, on the plainest
'are and not much of that. Pliny says
that, if Caesar overate, he fell iuto a lethargy resembling a fainting fit.
Marion, the American revolutionary
General, once toasted an English officer on
Bweet potatoes, baked in a fire hy a darky
and served on a strip of bark, with a log
for a table. It is said that the officer re
signed and went home, Baying it was no
uae to try to conquer people who could
live on sweet potaioe***.
Mozart was dainty in bia eating, as ia his
music. He ato little, but liked his meals
well cooked. The only serious difficulty he
ever had with his wife, asido from their
disputes about his fondness for other women, was in regard to a fish he brought home
and that he considered to have beeu spoiled
in the cooking.
Marshal Ney said that the best meal he
ever made was on a piece of half-raw pork.
During thB Russian campaign of 1812 he
was passing by a camp-fire where a soldier
was roasting a part of a pig he had shot.
He offered the Marshal a piece, which the
latter thankfully accepted and devoured on
the s pot, with au excellent appetite.
Napoleon was r.ot at all choice about hia
eating. Wheu seated at the table, he would
begin at once on anything that was nearest,
ana in ten or fifteen minutes had made his
dinner. He would eat anything, and, if
hungry, in almost any quantity. The battle
of Dresden failed of results through an
attack of indigestion from an overdose of
mutton dressed with onions. When at St.
Helena he, for a time a least, had a Chinese
cook, who made excellent blood pudding,
and the Emperor daily gorged himself with
this appropriate dainty until severe indigestion compelkd him to give it up. When
ou hia campaigns he often ate tho ration
dlotted to the private soldiers.
For Hauling Corn Fodd<*r.
Hauling fodder is not a pleasant task at
best. Muny dovices have been invented for
lessening tho labor in loading. The vehicle
described herewith greatly simplifies the
operat'on. Use two 4x4 scautlinglltorH
feet long for sills.   For an axle select a 4x4
Dress or the British Army.
The unauitability of the present regulation dress of the British army for fighting
and campaign purposes is held by Maj.
Oen. Sir William Butler to be demonstrated by the fact that whenever a little war is
announced the officer who has been fortunate enough to be selected for service
instantly discards all idea of proceeding to
the scene of strife in the habiliments he has
heretofore been wont to wear. Going
straight to his tailor he orders a fighting kit
more or loss in accordance, so far as clothing
ib concerned,with what he has worn at polo,
deer stalking or salmon fishing. Canadian
homespun, Bedford cord. Indian kaki,
French merino, moleskin, are severally or
collectively called into use. Indian puttios,
pith, leather or cork helmets, puggarees of
various colors, alrange sword belts, hoots
of buff, gauntlets, revolver cases ami broadswords appear as it by magic ; and the man
who, during his period of tuition at Alder-
���hot or Curragh, has been rigidly restrained
tu the eighth of an inoh iu the width uf his
trunner stripe and the ��*xn:tes( meusuro of
cuff and collar becomes all at nr.ee tho must
variously dressed and acoutered military
unit thai an army has over seen. Sir Wil*
liam adds that no army in the'world is
clothed in a manner bo opposite to common
Highly Humorous.
An American who has been travelling in
England declares that he has seldom found
the average inhabitants of London inclined
to be discourteous. As a rule, any informa*.
nix feot long. On the upper side of this
bolt a spindle, which can be made by any
blacksmith. Place the arle a little baok of
the centre and on top of the frame. Use
mower, or strong, low wheels. Make runners for front end from 4x0 blocks 18 inches
long. Sink heads of bolts whioh hold on
runners two or three inches below the surface. Board the frame crosswise and place
a small railing at each end. Attach the
ends of a chain to the ends of the sills and
hitch to the centre of it. For hilly ground
aupply i tongue, by bolting a pole to the
fiiat cross board and the centre of the chain,
Thia contrivance is low, easily loaded, and
will turn and draw aa lightly as a cart.
The Best Breed of Fowls,
The question ei which is the best breed
of fowls narrows down to thia; What
fowl do you like best': Whioh atyle and
color takea your eye T Can you givo the
proper housing and care that the tender
breeds require ? Will you have to aubject
your fowls tu just ordinary houses and oare ?
The breed one fancies most will In
the majority cf cisea receive the best oare,
which naturally results in the most profit.
If one prefers tine feathers and a beautiful
form and carriage rather than a strictly
economic fowl, there are many breeds from
which to make a selection. If a general
purpose fowl ia wanted, the liat to select
from waB never ao long aa it is to-day. If
beauty and utility combined are wanted,
there are soveral breeds to select from,
either one of which should satisfy any
reasonable person. There ia muoh truth
in the saying, "feed makes the breed,"
The boat breed in the world, whichever ou
may be so considered by the owner, will be
a failure and disappointment if kept under
unfavorable conditions and injudiciously
fed. Therefore we would add to the above,
" feed and care make the breed." We do
not know of any breed which with proper
care and feed will not prove reasonably
profitable both in pleasure and money. In
making selection one's circumstances and
surroundings should be taken into account
where one breed would be perfectly hardy
and thrive well, another breed would not
do at all well. Thorefore it behooves one
to guard against lettm-x a sudden fanoy run
away with good judgment.
Those who are just considering the subject, I would earnestly advise taking plenty
of time to look the field over, thoroughly
before making up their minds. One ia apt
to be favorably impressed with the appearance of a certain breed, which after due
thought would be rejected for good and
sufficient roason, whereas if on the first
impulse it has been bought, it would prove
a disappointment and entail a loss. Those
who are continually changing the breed
very eeldom are satisfied with anything
and usually end by giving the whole up iu
Teaching A Calf To Drink
There are juBt two ' things required in
teaching a calf how todrink; the first is a
little comn-oii sense, the second ia patience,
The common sense comes jn when you conaider that ita nature is to look up for its
food supply, and if you touch the top of its
head or noso you must expect its tendency,
will be to follow up that direction to find
what it is after. Don't think a oalf a day
or two old can have a great amount of experience, ao don't expect it to show very
much reasoning power. You muat do that
for them. When your patience begins to
waver, juetask yourself how much( more
you knew when you were at the calf a age
and it may help you to credit the calf with
a little sense and enable you to overlook a
good deal tbat you might otherwise attribute to pure cussedness.
Rules for Milking Sheds.
Milk regularly, and, as far as possible,
let the intervals between the milking! be
of equal length.
Wash the hands before milking, and be
careful to keep the finger nails ahort,
Wipe the udder and teats, aud if dirty,
wash with chilled water, and dry thoroughly.
Never strike or kick a cow. The result
of ao doing will be to lessen the yield of
Speak to the cow before milking; this often prevents her being startled,
Milk diagonally. The near-hind and
far-fore, and the far hind and the near-fore
teats ahould be milked together alternately*
Tako care to atrip the cow carefully, as
the stripping coniain the moat butter-fat,
and any milk left in the udder tends to
dry thu aow up.
Never dip the fingers into the milk when
Never mix the milk of a newly-calved
cow, or of a very stale milker with that
from tho others. The milk from a newly-
calved cow should not be sent into the dairy
until at loast fivo days after calving,
In milking a heifer for the first time, lie
very careful not to alarm her in any way.au
bait habits, difficult to correct, are often
formed during the first few mllklnga.
Kicking cowa should be placed at the end
of the Bhud.
If thc ii'itts are affected by " warts,'
dress tho sore parts with vaseline immediately after milking.
Strain the milk, carry to the dairy, and
sot it while warm from the cow. Jt should
never lie allowed to cool before setting or
Keep the milk pails cbj***.
Always clean ou t the mangers after evory
Keep rack-Bait in the manger,
Allow the cows access to pure water.
Prevent overdriving, and never allow
the cows to bo gathered by doga.
Keop tho yards and approaches thereto
(ion aeknd by a stranger ia given freely and   Q]can -,���,* we|[ Uttered,
kindly.   But you   must  not   expect  an       Make   your  cows ccmfortableifycuwieh
Englishman to forgo.an  opportunity  to  them to pay for their feed,
make a good, robust British joke
On one occasion 'he traveller happened
to ho in the neighborhood of iMillbauk
prison, and fancied lhat he would liko a
glimpse at that, famous place of   detention
"Can you tell tno tbe way to Mill bank *���"
he aaked of a stout tradesman whem he
" Aye,'' answered John Bull; " knock
me down and rob me pockets, and you'll
soon enough beon tbo straight road there !"
Thep, without vouchsafing any further
information,  ho passed on with a chucklo.
London University has juit grunted the
degreea of Bachelor of Arts to 'J50 candidates, 81 being women, the largest number
it has ever conferred in one year. The
university gives degrees on examination,
but provides no instruction.
Every herd should contain one Jersey or
Guernsey to overy eight animals of othor
Whon at grass oows should ho allowed
two to three pounds daily of extra fond.
Buffered far Six Tears rroni Nervous Ht-ad-
aekea, Dimness and (Beaeral Debility
��� Pfej-sielana and Haar Demedie*
Failed la fleln ller-Saw Belter and
Cor* Was al Usi Ponnd.
From tht Paris (Ont.) Review.
So many remarkable stories are published of people who have been almost
brought baok to life, that the public might
almost be excused if tbey were a trifle
skeptical. So far, however, aa those relating to cures brought about by the use
of Dr. Williama' Pink Pills are concerned
there appears to be no reason to doubt
their entire truth fulness. The cbbbb reported are carefully investigated and
vouched for oy newspapers that would
discredit themselves were they to distort
facts that cau he eaaily investigated by
any of their readers. Besidea, there
are but few localities iu the Dominion
where this j*rriml tealer of the nick
haa not math* itself felt, and the people
having proof ol its virtues near at home,
are quite prepared to accept the statements
made as to the results following tho una of
Pink Pills in other localities. Tho Review
hu heard of much good accomplished hy
the timely uae of Dr. \\ illtams' Pink Pills
in thia locality, hat has reoently learned of
a caae at Paria Station whioh ia of auftioeut
importance to give the full details for the
benefit it may prove to othera. The case
alluded to is that of Mra, E. H. Skinner,
who ia esteemed by a wide oircle of
acquaintances. To a representative of
the Review Mrs. Skinner aaid ahe had
been for a long time a great aufferer.
Her blood had become thin and watery,
bringing about a weakneaa amounting
almoat to a collapse. There were numerous distressing symptoms, auch as dizziness, severe headaches, palpitation of the
heart, etc " I have been ill," aaid Mrs,
Skinner to the Review, " for about six
years, and you can form an idea of what I
Buffered during that time, I had the
advice and treatment of some excellent
phyaiciana but without any benefit. I
may aay that during the six yeara I was
ill I was treated by four different dootors
in Brantford aud one in Paria, but they
seemed not to be able to do anything for
me. Whon the physicians failed I tried
many different widely-advertised remedies,
but with no better results. All thia you
will readily underatand, coit a great deal
of money,and aa I derived no benefit, it is
not to be wondered that I was completely
discouraged, I found myself continually
growing weaker, aud hardly able to go
about, and had almost given up all hopo of
becoming better. And yet one never wholly
despairs, for   seeing   Dr.   Williams'  Pink
Fills ao strongly recommended in the press
determined to try them, and you can see
by my oondition to-day bow much reason
1 have to be thankful that I did so. I had
not bsen taking Pink Pilla long when for
the firat time iu six years, I found myself
improving. Gradually the troubles that
had made my life miserable disappeared,
new blood appeared to be coursing through
my veins, and I am again a healthy woman,
and have no hesitation in saying that I believe I owe not ouly my recovery but my
life to Dr. Williama" Pink Pills." Mrs.
Skinner aaid her husband waa also much
run down with hard work, but after using
Pink Pills foels like a new man, The
statements made by Mrs. Skinner prove
the unequaled merit of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills, and aa there are thousands of women throughout the couutry similarly
troubled, her story of renewed health
will point to them the remedy which
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those troubles whioh mako the lives of bo
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Dizziness, palpitation of tne heart, nervous
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trade mark and wrapper printed in red ink,
at 50 oenta a box or aix boxes for 92 50, anl
may be had of druggists or direot by mail
from Dr. Williams Medioine Company,
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Civilization Six Thousand Years Ago
Tons of tablets, vases, inscribed brick.
altars, toys, weapons, sarcophagi and other
relics showing the religion, government,
habits or life and customs of mon who lived
4000 years before Christ have been exhumed from the ruins of Nifler, near ancient
llabylon, as a result of explorations made
by Philadelphians. These objects have
been deposited in the museum at Constantinople, and are to be the subject of study,
description and translation, the results of
which will be given to the world in sixty
printed volumes. Dr. Hilprccht, of the
University of Pennsylvania, the distinguished Atsyrian scholar, assisted by
Hamdy Bey, a learned Mohammedan, iB
engaged in the labor of translation and
arrangement. The Sultan, in recognition
of the services of Prof. Hilprccht, has
promised that the university shall receive
one of all duplicate antiques.
Charlatans and Quack;,
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pared to the quick ; cau***' Applications
have tormented tbe violin, of corna until
the conviction shaped itself���(hero's no
oure. Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor
proves on what slender basis public opinion
often reata. If you Buffer from corns get
the Extractor and you will be satisfied.
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King Humbert opened tho Italian parliament with a ten minute!,' speech.
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Landlady (kiudly) [ "So it is.   I'll have
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A glass of St, Leon ust beforo retiring
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A Horse's Power of Scent.
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[OHBGSHQH to which little attention haa heen
paid and that is the power of scent. With
aome horsrs it is acute, as with the dog ;
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Scrofula in the Neck
Tho following Is frnm Mrs. J. W. Tllll.roiik,
wife of tho Mayor of MoKeesport, Peiui. i
"My. little hoy Willie,
now six yonra old, two
yi'iirs una had a bunch
under one car which tin*
doctor said was 'Scroll
iila. As It conllniicil tn
grow ho Anally lancoi It
and it dlsolilirged foi
some Ume, We then began p'.vlng him Hood's
Willie Tlllbrook. Maisaparllla and lib Unproved very rapidly iinlil ttie -.ore healed up.
Lust winter It broke out again, followed i'\
Krystpela . Wc again gttVfl him Hood's Sar
sapnrlllu wllli most DXoellenl results ami lu*
1ms had no further troublo,  liis cure is duo tc
Hood's Sarsaparilla
He has never been very robust, but now scenia
lit-allhy and -lnily grawia** -.iroiig-ir."
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���WHAT IS���
Dr. Laviolelte's Syrup of Turpentine?
TUHPKNTlNEisa volatile es.-enco extracted from tho heiilth Riving plno tree, Ita
etTeots When used as a lotion or liniment are
well known, but though long recognized as
possessed of wonderful ncallng properties, its
too stimulating action on thu digestive organs
and kidneys has prevented iti iiio na an internal reined-.-. How to prepare it, rendering It
t-afo nnd oasy lo take ui a inudirino, while still
preserving itu eunitivo principle*, haa been a
\iu7.-a\o to chemists for generations. This
chemical enigma has at last, been solved by
Dr. Laviolctto after niiriierou-*, experiment**
nnd an experience of I'.i yenrs na a practical
ch-niii-it. lie has luccoedud in compounding
a syruD whoao active principle la turpentine,
with nil it-* curative and bruith giving properties intact, but with Its irritating elfeots
neutralized and removed,
Hy tho use of Pit. I.avioi.kttk'h Syiu.I' of
TuHE'KNTiNKthocauttoof tbo malady ia from
the first attacked. No narcotics or polaons
enter into ita composition, it is na safe for the
youngostchild a*) for tha robust, and healthy
man. It does not drug lho patient and trust
to naturo for u curo.buttbu womlbrful healing
balm of tbo turpentine is carried in the blood
right to the sore spot which tt at once soothes
aad a permanent cure Is tho result.
HKWAIlK.-Hlnno tbe great sucooas of Dn.
unscrupulous porsons oiler for Hale, or prepnro
forthuirown use, a oonoootlon ot syrup and
raw Fplrits of turpentine, whleh dfttigeroua
imitation tliey palm olf as "the bauio" or
"Justus good," Hemembor it, liaa taken Dr,
LAVlolottn many yours of labor to discover the
secret of rendering turpentine harmless to the
hum ui syst-m. Ho Ik the only pcr-on in poa.
session of this grout secret, therefore avoid
dangerous imitations, Get noth(n< hut tbe
genuine Dn, Laviolsttb'h Byjiup oc Tub*
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ami 0, iimiurdiLl neKOtiallona.
Tliol'onitviny.i.un.AKonlafor th. collre-
llonof min, I'ltoruxtand illi'idomK
I ho Oompniiy n<-N ��h AnenN ror the Invest.
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Bead Office -King St. W��� Toronto
11 Druggist)-, Q-rooor-i   and Hotels.
Better this season thau ever.     Everybody   wants   tie***
Every dealer sells them.   They wear like Irori. '
Brotherly Kindness.
Oh ! kindly judge thy erring trietnl or foe ;
We cannot tell i he i-ni r in s undertow.
Which, white lie -*���������" ���*���-'��� "pright,  seems
to stand.
May wuh away from hfin tht ebbing sand.
Beneath tbe surface of a quiet, life,
There may be waging oft a bitter strife,
Betweea the rsnks ot duty onward led,
And those led on by passion's hydra-head.
Aad we look on tho while with careless
Aa thoae who watch the calm of starry
���kies ;
Aoon! the veil is drawn frnm tragedy unseen,
Ae we behold the drama's dosing scene.
We then are quick to ihed the friendly
Upon the wrecks completed by despair ,
With baud breath, we apeak the worda of
Which  we withheld in dark desponding
We gladly bring the blossoms rare and
Hia deadened aenaea, aa we hope, to greet
And fashioned into oron thev gently rest.
A mocking tribute ou hla pulseless breast.
Ah I better (ar the amile of kindly cheer,
To lift from living heart iu care and fear ;
And words of aympathy that qulokly fly.
Like angel messengers from on high.
A little leaf, enhanced by generous trust,
A rosebud, fragrant in iu crumbling dust;
By the.n the funeral gifu are only dross;
By them, we ease the spirit's heavy cross.
BiUnd thy hand with ever ready clasp;
You know not who amid the throng may
Its Arm aupport, to help him bear the load
Of hidden woe along life'a rugged road,
Let charity with eountleaa graces crown,
O'er   human   weakneaa,   sin  and  guilt
abound j
A vestal virgin, atill may ahe Impart
Tbe flame of love to every sinking heart.
So may we charge eaoh glance, and word,
and aot,
With that aweet, wondrous, magic, nameless Uot,
Which peaoe aod comfort yield to thoae
oppressed ;
And guide the weary ones to promised
Every Sunday the father and son, as
neat aa two pennies, set out for a walk together. They had been seen in the museums,
In the Jardln des Plantes. They had also
been seen before dinner in a little cafe in
the Quartier, where Tony indulged in the
only dissipation of the week, a glass of
absinthe, which he tarried over and sipped
alowly, while Adrien, sitting alongside of
bim, on the leather-covered bench, looked
at the picture papers.
"No, moadames," said the concierge,who
wu given to sentimentality, tothe gossipB.
���'That widower will never marry again.
Tha other Sunday we ran across another, in
tbe Montparnasie Cemetery, it is there his
wife Is doubtless buried, Jt makes one sad
to aee him with hia child. He must have
loved hia dead wife dearly. It is a rare
thing, but there are some like that. He ii
Alaa, yes ; Tony Rebec had loved his
wifoUnderly, and would not soon console
himself for her loss. Bub he wns not a
Hia life had been simple and unhappy.
He ��ai a conscientious workman, but
not an expert at hia trade; it had taken
bint a long time before he had been able to
���-���et type" rapidly and make good wages ;
and for this reason he had not thought of
marrying until after he had passed his
thirtieth birthday. He should have chosen
a eenaible girl, having, like himself, learned
tha lesaon of economy. But love is never
convention*-1. Tony lost his head to the
**������*** I 11 tlefof an artificial flower-maker
Oh ! romantic Jurymen, who alwaya
acquit the outraged huaband, who, seeing
things blood color, murders the erring wife
and Tier '.over, under the excuae of passion
ate crime ; you are going to find my poor
Tuny iuoandid very rlousperhaps even a
little vile. But he wai more heart-broken
than .tngry. He mourned deeply, and
when Adrieu said to him, "Where is
mamma 1 Will she return aoon?" he would
embrace the little one passionately, and
reply :    "I do not know."
Clementine had gone away in tlie firat
part of May. Oh, how perverse the odor
of lilies sometimes is. Tony in the July
term had lold nearly all of hia furniture in
order to liquidate his debts, and had t*on��
to live in the Rue Delambre, trying to
economize. This was whero be was living
so quietly, so honestly, with bis little boy
and where they took him lo be a widower.
Toward the laBt September the workman
had received e letter from his wife, four
pages of incoherent, despairing pleadings.
She was abandoned, betrayed, in turn the
mi-itreBB 1 She was repentant, and Bhe
cried out, begging for mercy. This made
uur poor Tony very unhappy. But reassure
yourselves, terooiona jurymen, with hearts
as jealous as the Moor of Venice, and be
kind enough to reinstate this unhappy man
in your good graces for a short time. He
was proud, and made no reply to the
guilty woman.
He heard nothing more from Clementine
until Christmas Eve.
of nineteen years; a good girl, but so frivolous, thinklug of nothing but her clothes,
and knowing how to dreaa on a few francs
like a little princess. Ha had some money
saved, which he apent in setting up house*
keeping! buying a wardrobe with a long
mirror front, for which he paid 85 francs in
tht Faubourg S��int*Antidne, bo that bis
wife oould see her pretty figure from head
to foot. He married his Clementine, and
the first few months were a foretaste of
Heaven How they loved eaoh oilier !
They had two rooms en the fifth floor in
tbe Boulevard Point-Royal, with a mite of
a balcony, from which they could obtain a
bird'a-eye view of Paris, Kvery evening as
be left the printing-house on the left bank,
Tony, hiB overcoat hiding his blouse, and
looking almost like a gentleman, waited at
the corner of the Pout dos Saints*Peres for
his little wife, who was on her way home
from the Rue Saint-Honor-*, where she
worked. Arm inarm they hurried gaily along
to the far-away heme and gayly prepared
their evening meal. But the Sundays were
inexplicably delicious. It was so pleasant a
borne that they would not go out. Oh, what
charming Summer breakfasts they partook
of by the open Window, the panorama ot
the great city spread out before tbem and
the blue aky above 1 While he sipped his
coffee and smoked h-a cigarette, Clementine
waUred her flowers on the balcony. Overcome by her prettinesa, he would rise aud
kisa her white neck, she would cry out in
her soft voice ��� "Finis done���que tu es
bete" Then came a ohild, their little Felix,
and every fortnight they went to visit him
at Margenoy, where he was out at nurse.
He died of convulsions at the end of a year.
They had soon been consoled by the birth of
Adrian, whom the mother desired to
nurae heraelf. She left the shop and took
(fork home, but made only half her usual
wages; ahe dressed tastily and played tbe
lady i4 the Luxembourg gardens aa she
pushed her baby in hia wicker carriage in
Front of her. Tony had to make a greater
effort; he took extra wnrk on a night newspaper, the housekeeping was straitened.
They ran into debt. Then the child grew
md went to th* infants' school, and the
mother, without occupation, naturally a
Coquette, fell into the habit of dangerous
flirtation"- Imagine this poor man, old
before hii time, bowed down with care and
work, and thi" foolish young thing of
twenty-five, aa pretty aa a Grouse I -One
evening, coming nome with the boy whom
he bad taken from school aa he paaaed by
bi had found a letter on the mantel-piece,
from which, upon opening it. had fallen
Clementine'a wedding ring. In thn letter
the naughty child had aaid good-by to him
and her ohild, andaabed him to forgive her.
On that day for several years he had been
in the habit of going with hia wife to tay a
modest bouquet���a few artificial violets
with a roue in the ceutre���on tho grave of
their little Felix, their first born, who had
died so young and who was buried at
For the first time since his marriage Tony
Robea whs obliged to perform this pious
pilgrimage alone, but for hia little Adrien,
ami as he passed under the cemetary gateway in the gloomy Winter day���despise
him again, you terrible Othellos of the jury
���the, image of the absent fugitive came
more vividly before his eyes and caused him
more pungent sorrow.
"'where  is  Bhe  now?" he   thought.
What has she btcome ?"
But on reaching Felix's grave, which he
only found after a long search, he stopped
in surprise.
On the first si one lay three or four
play things, such as one would give to the
poorest children���a trumpet, a Punchinello
and a jack-in-the-box. They had juat been
laid thero evidently, for they were brand*
new, having been bought that very  day,
" Ah 1 here are some toya !" cried Adrien
joyously, on his knees kforo his treasure-
But the father, spying a piece of paper
tied to tho playthings look it up and read
theae wonts, the writing of which he recognized : "For Adrien, from his little
brother Felix, who is now with the Christ
All at once he felt his son press against
him and heard him tnurmur,i�� a frightened
voice, "Mamma 1" and some few feet away
from him, kneeling among a group of cypress trees, he saw his wife, clothed in a
poverty-stricken robe and shawl. Oh, so
pale ! her oyea no sunkon 1 her joined handa
extended toward himsitpplicatingly.
After a shiver, caused more by the anger
at the remembrance of the wrong dene him
than by pity for the condition of hia miserable wife, whom he had onco bo passionately
loved, he pushed tbe little one toward
ber gently,
'Adrien," he said, "go and kiss your
She seized the child and strained him to
her convulsively, kiw-ing him hungrily on his
lips, his ayes, his hair and then rising and
turning a beaeech ing look upon her husband,
she murmured:
"How good you are,"
But be was already standing near her
and replied,his dry mouth emitting a harsh
sound :
"Do not speak and  give me your  artr."
It is not far from the cemetery to the
Rue Delambre, They walk tlie distance
quickly. Tony fell Clementine's arm trembling as it rested on his, The child walked
beside them, bia mind already occupied
with his playthings.
The concierge ofthe house in which Tony
lived was standing upon the threshold of
her room,
"Madame, he said to her, "here iB my
wife,who haa been in the provinces for the
last nix mouths, tending to her aick mother,
and who has returned now to oare for me
aud the little one."
And as they climbed the staircase he was
obliged to partly oarry the poor woman,
who had buret into Bobs and was almost
fainting from emotion and joy.
On reaching his room, Tony seated hii
wife in the only armchair, placed her child
in ber arms once more; then he opened u
bureau drawer,drew forth a common pasteboard box and took Clementine's wedding
ring from it, placed it upon her finger
without one reproach or bitter word ; with*
out o e rebut! for the past; and silently
and gravely, with the largo generosity of
simple hearts, be kissed her on the forehead
to assure her mora completely that lie
pardoned her.
i:\pntrtl It)* Nr. Lnlioiiclirre In London,
Mr, Laln)iicliore haB been compelled
again to expose a horrible scandal, which
there is no law in this couutry tosupproi*
It is tho woi-k of professional floggers o
girls aud boys and men. Tlie establishment of the woman who advertises hor
purvicea at terms from Ave shillings up is
described in Truth as the result ot a call
by prospective clients. The (logger showed what Bhe frankly called the torture-
room. There la an iron bedstead, on
whioh, she explained, the victim 1- extended across a pillow. On cither side are
strr-pB intended to meet across the body
and hold the victim down, while the arms
und legs are fastened to the four legs of
the bedstead by contrivances like hand-
oufTs, Oaga and pads are used to stifle the
oriea of the victims, and theso were also
produced, the pads being used for the
younger girls, wiio aro liable to bite their
lips under the torture, aud thus distil*
theniBelvea permanently. Among tho
instruments of flagellation exhibited by
the woman were two cat-o'-ninc-tails, one
consist inn* of thongs of leather and the
other of knotted cord, about sixteen inches
long. There was also a cat made of a
leather strap slit into strips ubout a fool
loug. Birches of ordinary pattern were
also produced, these boing preserved in
brine to keep them supple, Tiu; (logger
explained that she no longer received
children at her house, but treat id them at
their own homes, taking her appliance-?
with her. The torture room was reserved
for big girls and adults. The last time Mr,
Labouohere exposed this interesting industry he lound it impossible to check it by
law. The neighbors, however, made the
plaoe so hot for the tlogger that she had to
move several times. Her latest address ia
printed in Truth, with the suggestion thai
the aame remedy be applied again.
Calbered from Virions Pol til*,  rniru Ihe
Atlantic* lo the Pacific*.
Orillia kills tagleaB dogs on sight.
Firebugs are active in Owen Sound.
H. B-niiiiiii-r, founder ol Orillia, ia deal.
George Etsterbook ia tire chief of Tweed,
Bothwell ia to have a Farmers1 Association.
Diphtheria ia again prevalent at Lloyd-
Chimney Island, in the St, Lawrence, ia
for sale.
John Kidd'a house, Mono Mills, has been
Brockvillc'B now asylum is ready for
A lad at Core Bay was fined 9*20 for
shooting a dog.
The Mennnuitos have had a great revival
at Nottawa.
"Pumpkin Pie" parties are popular in
the country.
Orillia'a buys play football on the streets
of the town.
Jeffery's saw mill, Victoria Road, hu
been burned.
JameB Knecbtel, prominent architect,
Berlin, ia dead.
The old Methodist churoh at Hampahire
Mills is for sale.
The Kingston Fair Aaaociatlon wants to
aell its grounds.
For ita size Penetang hu the beat fire
protection in Ontario.
Athena ia organizing a syndicate to buy
a 92,100 stock house.
The Kingston street railway carries 8,000
passengers weekly.
A five-pound horned owl was on sale
Hamilton last week.
Perth haa a ladies' hockey club with a
membership of thirty.
The Oddfellows of Renfrew have juat dedicated a fine new hall.
Mr. Sole, aged 01, the oldest resident ot
Hensall, died last week.
The Mennonites have bought the Methodist church at Sunnidale.
Waterloo county has given 81,OOOeach to
Berlin aud Gait hospitals.
The new Presbyterian ohurch at Moncton,
N.B., has been dedicated.
Rev, Father Ronan will be promoted from
Wallaceburg to Ingersoll,
The old Graham woollen mills, are being
refitted as a chopping mill.
A new Presbyterian churoh at Snake
River has just been opened.
Perth's grand jury wants the Government
to make tramps work on the roads.
The Hamilton Street Railway Company
has declared a satisfactory dividend.
The fire insurance rates in Winnipeg
bave been restored to their original figures.
Rev. W. F. and Mrs. Clarke, Guelph,
recently celebrated their golden wedding.
Kingston will probably organize a society
for the protection of women and children.
Rev. G, B. Cooke, Acton, haa been presented witli a purse of ��100 by his parish*
Tiie Stratford Turf Club will offer?5,500
in prizes for its meet on July 11th, 12th
and I3th.
Stratford will vote upon the expenditure
of SIli.lKJU for an electrio light station and
A company ia being formed in Perth for
the manufacture of oar and locomotive
James A, Laidlaw, of Hamilton, haa been
appoin',ed storekeeper of the Brockville
Thfl assessed value of property in London,
Ont,, is $1.VUS,7]0: $2fiU,700 higher than
last year.
The G. T. R. does not intend tn go back
to the tri-weekly service about Palineratou
thia winter,.
Dr. J. W. Mcintosh, of Gore Bay, has
been appointed Associate Coroner for the
District of Mamtoulin,
Mr. William Sharpe, of Westwood, Out.,
treasurer of the Township of Asphodel,
was recently robbed of SflOO.
One hundred men will be employed at
Kingston thia winter in building a new
dredge for Connolly Bros.
Mrs. W. Colwcll, wife of the editor of
the Paris Review, has received a legacy
from an aunt in the Isle of Wight.
Mayor Oill, of St. Thomas, has issued a
proclamation declaring compulsory vaccination as provided by the statute.
The Capital LacroBse Club will form an
athletic assoeiation and build a club house
at an expenditure of from 910,000 to ?'
Out of 100 applicants for work in the
Hamilton quarries not oue in ten ia willing
to crack stones, but all want quarry work.
An Alvinston woman wrote her address
for a music peddler, and found she had
signed a note for $18 and ordered a lot of
Chatham has sold debenturea of $10,018,
bearing -lh per cent, interest, to Hanson
Bro?., of Montreal, for $10,501, a premium
of $183.
Mr. Robert Park, temporarily appointed
Public School Inspector tor West Kent,has
been permanently appointed by the County
Mias Minnie Black, of Jarratt's Corners,
was knocked down by the horaea of a
drunken driver a few daya ago and severely
Tbe Bell Telephone Company has been
awarded ibe contract for the erection of a
systom of eleotrio fire alarm for Chatham to
coat $1,210.
Au orator at one of the University unions
born oil the palm of uiarit when he declared
that " tbo British lion, whether it is roam-
in-j- tho deserts of India or climbing the
forests of Canada, will not draw in ita horns
nor retire into ila shell."
ir You Want to be Loved.
Don't contradict people even if you are
euro you are right.
Don't be inquisitive about the affairs of
even your mott intimate friends.
Don't underrate anything because you
don't possess it.
Don't conclude that you have never had
any opportunities In life.
Don't believe all fio evil you hear.
Don't repeat goaslp, oven if it does in
tercst a crowd.
Don't go untidy on thc plea- that every*
body knows you.
Don't express a positive opinion unless
you perfectly understand what you are
talking about.
Don't get in tho habit of vulgarizing life
by making light of the sentiment of it.
Doti'tjeor at everybody's religious be
A Hard Question.
Teamster���"You're a agent fer the S.I'.
C.A., ain't you!"
Deacon De Good���"Yos.''
"And you're a church member, ain't
" Yes."
'��� Well, if you had a balky horse, what
would you do���beat the horse, or just sit
down aud cun**';"
George Elliott, formerly a resident of
Widdcr, but now of San Francisco, has
lately been elected to the California Ah*
banana Lore.
Interesting lumrii.st.oi* t-oiit-rrulu** Thia
pop-alar Fru.ll.
We all know how cheap and nourishing
tbe banana fruit is, and this accounts for
iU great popularity. Have you ever heard
t called "the lazy man's dinner !" Well,
thia name is no libel on the fruit, for if you
ever live in a hot country you will aoon
learn how appropriate thia new mine la.
We all know how grateful it ia to feel a
breeze and aee the leaves fluttering ever so
lightly when tho thermometer is in the
nineties, and so in the West Indies the
long flag-like leaves of the banana flutter
and rustle ina moat, pleasing way. Then,
when a storm approaches, they Ay out like
ship's pennants, and, like them, too, often
geteplit into ribbons.
The blossom, of a peculiar purple-brown
color, rises erect on a spike from the centre
of the plant, and, aa each flower drops off,
a tiny pod forma which rapidly increases in
size. Aa the "bunch of green sausages" increases in weight, the flower and fruit spike
begins to bend down, neall. its own weight.
and now comes the lazy man's opportunity
Aa the negro rests under the ahade of the
broad leavca he cau pick a banana off almoet without the exertion of moving;
sometimes, indeed, he oould catch one between hia teeth, No wonder, then, that
the Weat India negro will not willingly
work. Heaaka the planter, "Why ahould
IT" The augar, starch and oil contained in
the banana are the neoessary auatainera of
life, and in a hot climate aupply the bread
and beef of colder climes. Other fruita���
the guava. lemon, orange and lime���aupply
the acids to keep his blood cool, the peppers
and other pungent plants aot beneficially
on the liver, and, when ho tires of hia
banana dii.n* r, sweet potatoes or yarns and
augar cane o.Ier variety.
So the planter Badly realizea that plenty
of bananas ia not an unalloyed blessing for
him, even if the crop be a mo-it productive
and remunerative one. Neither doea the
negro find the banana alwaya a good thing.
The terrible anake of the Weat Indies, the
fer-de-lance, ia very fond of coiliui* himself
round the stem, anl the equally deadly
tarantula makes it his favorite resort. Woe
be to the one who hurriedly picks hiB fruit
in the glare of the sun without carefully examining the stem first. For nature, in her
defence of all creatures alike, allows the
snake to change its color to that of its
surroundings, and often the most watchful
eye is deceived.
In Central Africa, especially in the Lake
Nyassa district, the tribes regard the banana as a sacred fruit, When oue of their
number dies the fruit he loved in life is
planted over his grave, ho that hia spirit
may enjoy it. Theae bananas are henceforth aacred to therelatives, who hold them
in great awe. Ko one dares to anger the
spirits of the departed by picking the fruit,
and the stranger who unwittingly does so
carries his life in hia hand.
Ever since thc Indian mutiny, when the
Britiah Government received such a bitter
lesaon for disregarding the superstitious
feeling of the tribes, orders have been issued to all in the Government service to
refrain most carefully from a violation of
auch prejudices and as far as possible to
learn of the folk lore of the country.
Every year adds its quota of published
records and ere long we shall gird the
world with a band of knowledge of our fel-
lowmen. The most degraded savage oan
still help us iu our study of the development of the human race, and his inherited
sentiments. Surrounding us with a halo,
the flowers and fruits of bis primitive agriculture are with him "makers of history."
Truly, indeed, "there is nothing too little
for ao little a creature aa man. Ib is by
studying little things that we attain the
great art of having as little misery and
aa much happiness as possible."
It Is Nol Likely Thai Ihe New f'aar Will
Iteverse llie Forrlm Valley of Ills
The new Czar haB, during the past two
months, seen the whole world doing homage
to the great work of his peace-keeping
father. He mustknow better than anyone
else that the foreign policy followed by the
late Czar was not lightly, but, en the contrary, very deliberately, chosen. It ia not
likely that he will reverae it. The first of
Russia's interests at the preaent time is
peace. She wants peace to develop her
growing commerce, and to enable her to
carry out that mighty work of migration
whioh is to begin when the completion of
the trans-Siberian railway opens up the
vast uninhabited regions of Central Asia to
her congested populations. As to the
question of internal constitutional reforms,
it can scarcely be supposed tbat, in this respect Nicholas II. will be either willing or
able to continue indefinitely the policy of
his predecessor. His father was more of an
anachronism than even a Czar of Russia
need be. With his simple oharacter, his
reliance on the religious aspects of his office,
and his complete realization of the part of
a paternal autocrat, he resembled an Emperor of the middle ages rather than a
monarch of the nineleeth century. But
Russia, with her literature and her intelli
gent classes, is not entirely an empire of the
middle ages. Besides, tho young Czar has
characteristics of hopefulness. He can keep
his own counsel, be is not a weakling, he is
both intelligent and cultivated. While he
maintains the foreign policy of his father
bo far aa peace-keeping is concerned, there
ia reason to suppose that hiaattiludf- towards
a more liberal administration of lhe Empire
than bis father favored may be such as to
make Russia a very much happier und more
habitable place than it has been liofore.
The news Irom Russia will, therefore, bo
looked for with groat iiitcrcit. It will bo
altogether a new experience for tlie world
if tbo growth of new institutions of freedom
and light Bhould take the place of those ru
pressive measures which wu have boen accustomed to associate with thu name of
By Which a Liniment Peddler Is Unking
Rig Money.
An enterprising fakir haa been working a
cunning trick in a number of unfortunates
in different parts of the couniy. He travels
about peddling a liniment tbat promises to
cure many ailments, deafness being one of
them, and when he finds a person afflicted
with partial deafness he asks permission to
try, free of charge, his "lightning liniment.'
He carries two watches, one a very loud
ticker and the other a very weak ticking
one. Before applying his remedy he holds
the weak ticker to the ear of his patient,
who, of oourse, can hear no Bound. Putting
it back in his pocket, he rubs the ear with
his liniment a while, then holds the loud
ticking watch to hia victim's head, and
auks if he can bear it tick. Deceived by the
similarity of tbe watches, and able to detect the Bounds of the last one to which he
listens, tho deluded person imagines his
hearing lias been benefited, if not restored,
and at onco buys several bottles at a big
price. The trickster bos been quite successful with hla scheme in several localities,
and Is making money by his deception off
the gullibility and misfortune of others.
Balldogi Are Ihe Favorites Rat Ma-Mil's
nnil Ureal Uanes Are la tiuud Deraand
���How the Doga Are TiUKhi la Keep
A young Englishman and his German
partner are the promoters of the idea of
eatabliehing what they are pleased to call
" Watch dog Exchange or Baresu."
They will be prepared to sell specially trained doga, or the dogs may be
engaged for so much per month, week or
night. It appear* that in several of the
larger European capitals there are similar
dog bureaus doing a very good buaineia.
The dogs chiefly used iu this business are
bulldogs, mastiffs and great Danes. Of
these three tho first mentioned is by far the
moat popular. Other breeds of large dogs
are sometimes used, but only in exceptional instances. The training and breaking uf
theae dogs require infinite patience and a
long time. The animals are put in training
wheu mere puppies and are given their lessons with as much care and regularity as
ia bestowed on the education of any child.
The first thing the prospective four-legged
policemen are taught ia to retain a strong,
never-let-go sort of grip on whatever thoy
happen to fasten their teeth in. Or, aB the
dogman said, "the  pups must freeze onto
the stuff like ." This accomplishment ia
taught them aa soon aa they have got their
aecond aet of teeth. A bone wrapped in a
piece of oloth and tied to a stout cord is
thrown to the puppy ; it is encouraged in
every way to hold on to it, and after a few
minutes' hard practice its efforts are rewarded by beiug given the bone. In thiB
way the dog aoon understands what is expected of him, and then be is given harder
trials. He must then lay hold on anything
that his trainer points out and "hang on'1
to it, no matter if he is bodily taken off his
feet in the effort to make him let go.
As soon aa the animal ia proficient in thia
accomplishment he is taught to guard a certain thing and to prevent anybody from
touching it or coming near il. Hero the
bone alao comes in play, aa almost all dogs
will growl and show their teeth if you
ahould try to take a bone from them. This
habit is encouraged in every way and varioua articles are subbtitutcd for thebene,
so lhat after awhile it is worth your life to
siderad as a fault, but rather as a disim
guisbing virtue. Hia faithfulness may at
waya be placed at A100. Tell such a dog
to watch a thing���animate or inanimate���
aud he will watch it with a degree of care
and aolituda utterly unknown to a policeman. He bas but one really notioeable
deficiency ; his tenae of amell is so infinitesimal that water Boas for eau de cologne
or attar of roses.   The   bulldog  does  not
olaim to be the Apollo of the canine world,
but this does not prevent bim from being
extremely popular with the ladies. His
features are far from classic, but be makes
j up for bis ugly handsomeness in his digni
fied demeanor. The expression worn by a
blue-blooded bulldog iaa happy fusion of
unreasoning ferocity aud wholesale good
nature. His unadulterated ugliness will
make the most villainous-looking south sea
aland Idol blush for him.
Is   Ihe   Horrible   Process   of Docking a
Hone's   Tall.
One of the worst of all the imported
manias of fashion is the docking of carriage horses, now practised in defiance of
the law. It ia a relic of the daya when bull
baiting and dog fighting were national
sports in England. Even then it was only
practiaed upon horsea of the scanty, spear-
tailed variety, but now nothing is sacred.
In England the mosquito is unknown,and
flies and goats abound in very sparing
quantities. On that account the practice is
; cruel only at the time of the amputation,
The ladders who iutist that their horses
ahall be mutilated and exposed aay the
operation ia painless and tbat the horse
will not notice it enough to stop feeding.
Unprincipled farries can be found who
support them in thiB ridiculous claim.
Iu contradiction of thia is the whole
anatomical structure cf the tail.   Its angl>
attempt to remove anythlug that a dog haa
been told to guard.
Alter a dog has passed a satisfactory examination in the primary grade of his education he ia initiated into the art of scientific-
ally seizing a man by the throat, throwing
bim and holding him down. Thia ie.perhaps,
the moat interesting aa well aa the hardest
thing to teach a dog. The canine pupil is
Introduced to a stuffed dummy rigger! out
to resemble the conventional idea of a burglar or aneak thief. The dogs aro taught
never to attack the lega or arma uf the
dummy, but to concentrate their efforts on
his throat.
The trainer first takes thn dummy in bis
hand and indicates with hia finger where
he wishes tbe dog to seize it. As aoon as
the dog makes a spring at the throat of the
figure he lets it (all and induces the dog to
retain hia grip. After a while the dummy
ia fastened eo aa to give great resistance to
the dog's efforts to throw it to the ground,
but he is never permitted to rest ti'l he has
Don't try to be anything else but a gcntl-
woman���and that means a woman who has
consideration for the whole world and
whose life is governed by the golden rule:
" Do unto others us you would   be done
accomplished his object and haa his man
down with his teeth in his throat. Then
he ia told to guard cr hold the imaginary
thief for sometimes fifteen minutea or half
an hour. In thia way the dog soon knows
what ia expected of him, and nnce taught
will never forget his lesson. The clothing
of the lay figure or dummy Is changed very
frequently to prevent the dogs from gettin?
an idea that is is only one kind of man
they are expected to attack.
Next they get practical illustrations of
thieves entering doors or windows; a
dummy is placed outside lhe door, somebody makes a slight noise to arouse the
suspicion of the dogs. The door is then
slowly pulled open by the string, which
also pulls in the dummy. As booh as the
dogs notice the supposed intruder they are
ou nim in a jiffy and hold him till told to
let go,
A curious but according to the trainer a
very valuable feature in training dogs for
thief*catchers is that lhey (the dogs) are
discouraged from making any noise ; these
animals are not given to idle barking, but
do their business with as little racket
Here, thon, you havu an incorruptible
and most faithful guardian of yonr home or
placo of business, as thc cose may be. Such
an animal ia almost invaluable, and it may
be put tu excellent ubo even during tho day,
though tho police dogs' duty really is at
night. In the day, should you deem ft
necessary to have your cash drawer guard-
ed, get one of these dogs and tell him to
watch that or this particular piece of property, and you may rest assured no sneak
thief will have the temerity to disturb it.
Of a'l dogs the bnlldcgia the pre-eminent
watcbdmr. He may lie accurately characterized as the best friend of man while day
light lasts. Ho is always ready to lavish
affection on Iub master except in tho dark.
In the dark be muat be approached even hy
his master with circumspection and a stout
alub,   This idiosynoraoy should not to een<
of use is universal, aa it is swung to any
part of the body at the will of the horse,
In order to do this, a thouaand littio
mufclen and aiuews are required. The
energy whioh calls these into play ia represented by a multitude of nerve fibers,
while in the centre nf the tail Is the spinal
oord which Ib the centre of the nervous
The purchaser ot a carriage horse in New
York will not buy a docked horae except
it be a high-bred hackney. He is afraid
the horse will be secondhand. A tine,
green horse, fresh from the pastures of the
country, Is brought to hia stables, and a
farrier is summoned, who bringa a charcoal
furnace, sharp knives, ligatures and a sort
of a plumbing kit with him. The horse ia
slung from the floor in a canvas hammock,
ao that bis feet are lifted from the floor,
and a fence ia crowded close to his heels, to
prevent him from hurting the gentleman
who ia about to make him "in fashion,''
Then the long hair of the tall is turned
back so as to oare the place where the cut
is to be made, aod a oord ia tied about the
tait. With a keen knife the farrier then
hewaand whitlea until the flesh and nerves
are out down to the bone, Then the point
of the knife ia driven through the joint,
severing the spinal cord, and while the
hone gives an agonizing scream the tail
drops into the farrier's hand.
The -aorst la not over.
Now the charcoal furnace is brought
forward, and red-hot irons are taken from
the glowing coals tobe jabbed into tho raw
stump to stop the flow of blood. Before
praceoding at all tbo doors are closed and
the windows darkened, that no one may
witness the crime against nature, and bring
both operator and procurer within the
grasp of the law.
Less than 200 years ago the nam of horses
wero also cropped, and this disfigurement
was aa much admired as the mutilation al
the opposite end is at tho present time.
Whether this mania will spread ao aa to
include other species beside the horso and
dog remains to be seen, With the horae it
is an act of unwarranted cruelty.
Grandpas Way.
My grandpa i* the stran^st .rawI
0( oourse 1 lo*'1- him nearly.
But really It doe< seem to me
lie looks ut ihin-'-i so -iueerl*r.
He always thinks that every day
Iu right, no matter whether
It rains or snows, or shines or blowj,
Or what the kind of weather.
When outdoor fun is ruined by
A heavy shower provoking.
He pnu my head ami nay**.   VI on no*.
The dry earth needs a soaking.
And when I tbink the day too warm
For nny kind of pleasure.
He says, "Thc corn has grown an inch���
I toe without a measure."
And when I fret because tho wind
Has set*-iiy thing*) nil whirling.
He look* nt mo uod Bays, "Tut Tut!
Thi*- clo-e air needs a ���*!irring."
He i;i>--*. when drift- are filing high
Ann fence po**ts scareofy peeping,
"How warm Isonciitli their ulunkute whito
Clio little flower* are keeping!"
Sometime*. 1 think whon on bis fuce
Hit f-woot -nn]** -.blues so dourly,
Il would bo ntco If every one
Oould Me thlngd Just no clearly.
A True Deer Story
Oue day Helen on Idled down beiide
tier papa, who wat rt-Jling ou the
"Please tell me a story about yourself
when you were a littio boy," she aaid
"Oh, no I'm too tired;'papa answers*!
witb a yawn,
A silence ot two or three minutes followed; than Helen lifted her bead and peered
cautiously into her father's face.
"Vou have re.-ted a long, long time,
paps.    You'll tell it now, won't you '; "
Papa laughed ami said, "I've told yon
about tho good times my sister Viu'e and
I used to have playing together, and now '
I am going to tell you about a time which
was not so pleasant, when we bad a real
adventure with a wild animal, and were
as badly frightened as two tli tie children
could be."
"Was it a bear? Did it bite yon"'" asked
Helen, siuiiig straight up on the lounge
and looking at her papa with big eyes,
" Don't interrupt, me," eaid paps, pinching her soft chisel.,"and you shall aoon
here all about it.*'
"Just across the road from our house waa
a wuods where your Aunt Viuieand I often
played. Itwassouice out there in the
cool shade with tlie soft green graaa for a
carpet, and everything smelling so woodsy
and sweet, that we liked it better than any
other place in the spring aud aummer.
" Our old dog, Watch, always went out
wilh us, aa a bodyguard, grandpa aaid ;
but whatever thu objoct, Watch enjoyed
the fuo quite as much as we did.
" One day when wu were at play in the
wooda we saw a fine, large deer come into
an opening among the trees and atop to
look ut us. We watched him for a while
and then wont on witb our play. A deer
was not an uncommon sight in Iowa la
thoae days and we never thought of being
afraid of him. We ohanged our minda tho
next moment, however, for the deer rushed
at ua, knocked us over, and stamped and
pawed us viaiously.
"I was about four jours old then and
Vinie was eight. No children of our ago
ever screamed louder than we did.
" Old Watch had raced off aftor a frisky
squirrel, or the de -r would not have dared
to come near us, and whon he heard oar
cries he came bounding baok with boiling
blood and lighting instincts all alert.
"Ho madu straight for the deer, which
barely escaped him us it leaped from aa
and ran for life through the woods, punned
by the furious dog,
"Our eideBt sister heard our cries, too,
and came running to us and helped ua to
the house. I was more scared than hurt.
but Vinie had two hoof cuIb on her head
from which the blood flowed freely, and
which wore several days in healing,
"Did you ever play in the woods again*"
aaked Helen'
���Oh, yes ; we nover thought of staying
away. We took Watch and had many
happy hours there, hut no more serious
On Time.
"Do we travel on timo on this road."
usked the seedy individual at the railway,
"Sure." replied the ticket-seller.
"Woll, gimme a ticket to Montreal to be
paid fur in thirty days."
New Variety.
Margery Lynn haa an unconquerable
aversion to cheese and apples. Not long
ago, she went to a restaurant, all by herself, and it struck her that thia would he a
good time to try something new and even
She had often heard of Welsh rarebits,
but had never aeen one.
"I'll have a Wclah rarebit," ahe uid,
with aome importance. Then a disagreeable
possibility occurred to her, end she called
the waiter back. "And be aure," ahe
added," "that they don't put any cheese
it 1"
How Mir Hope Uranl Was raid Bach In
III* Own -t'nln.
Sir Hope <; r.��u t was one of those sensible
and fortunate men who "know bow to take
a joke," as the common saying is, While
commander-in-chief at Madras lie made a
pleasure expedition into the coun try,accompanied by his stall", some members of which
like the genoral himself, wero ardent
sportsmen. With them wore Doctor Mac*
ken/ie and bis wile. Mrs. .Mackenzie was
a charming Irish lady, very pretty and
very vivacious, and tioncral Grant, as he
says, "used to delight in chatting her."
Meanwhile 'lie talk of the younger otlicem
ran largely upon the shooting of tigers, and
other such exploits,
Ouo morning, says Sir Hope, we were
having a breakfast picnic, and the ladies
were getting the meal ready, when aery
waa heard from the jungle, " Kagh! bagh !"
that is " Tiger ! tiger I" Breakfast waa
forgotten, and we shouted eagerly for our
Campbell hail some awkwardly shaped
hulhits, which he had the greatest difficulty
in ramming home, and so excited was he
that at every Stroke of hla ramrod be was
Itedewed with poriptratlon- Hiddulph'a
man brought up bis pony by miBlake Instead of his gun, which alao caused great
irritation of temper) but nt lust wu started,
I told Doctor Miokenxle to look after
the two lames, and not to allow Ihem to
run any rink, a tank which he kindly
undertook, and wc soon camo up to the
native who hud given the alarm. He looked pale and frightened, and polnUii out to
us the direction in which the tigur had
moved off.
Our head nalive sports-nun took tbe
load, and we followed into the jungle,
Finally the mau who had given tho alarm
pointed with his finger and whispered,
" There he is!"
After gazing steady for somo time, I
saw a large animal crouching in the jungle,
and whispered to my next neighbor that
il seemed to be of enormous size Bidd ���
ulph and 1 got behind trees, but Maoleod,
who had beer, laugh id at for allowing a
tiger to escape on a previous occasion,
crawled up within thirty yards, took a
steady aim and tired.
The tiger did not move, and Campbell,
who had been a little Isehind Macleod,
ruahed up in a state of excitement, exclaiming, "He s dead!   He's dead!"
And so he waa; tor to our unspeakable
discomfiture, the "tiger'' turned out to
be a stuffed leopard's hkin. We returned
crestfallen to our hreukfust, and to increase our chagrin, found the ladies laughing immoderately. Mra. .VUckonzio had
pa'id us off for all our chaffing,
The Time to View the Moon.
Professor K. E, Barnard, of the Lick
Observatory, says people make a great
mistake in coming lo the observatory at
night to sec thc stars, tor thoy oan be seen
far better in the duytimo. P-tople Hock
there, too, to seo the moon when it ia full
"That is the very worst time," he said.
" Thoy can Bee a great deal more when it
is only half full, for then the rising enn
shines on it, and all the mountains, valleya
and even the shadows oan tie distinctly
observed. When the moon ia full It simply looks like a blur, or at bast a map," THE WEEKLY NEWS, FEBRUARY 5, 1895,
Published   Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C
By Whitney & Co.
One Yonr  ?'���"*���
81V Monihs    I '���*
Sinttlu I o|pj     U lli
Onelnohporyoit     $ ia00
..   ..  month      l so
otKhthool   puryeur    WOO
fourth    Auuo
Hunk, .. lino         0010
I/101I uutiet��,pur lino         ai
NniiCQS   <>i   Uirths,   Marriages   and
Deaths, 50 ccnis each insertion,
Mo Atlvcriismcnt inserted for less than
���Ui vertistng* AKont, 21 Merchants'
Exchang-o, Sun Francisco, is our au-
thorizad agunt. Tbia pep9V is kept
uu l.l.i in his oflice.
Tuesday, Full. 5- 1885,
Saul an old lady as she linked upon a
solid frame block, "Lor' Sttkes! isn't then:
land enough here for houses 'thout pulling them like liltle children in bed lo-
gcihei ?"
The Provincial parliament for 1 his
session is aliout over. The sitting has
been'much longer than was jfxpecied,
The public arc tvnlching expectantly to
������ee whether ihe liritish Paci c egg will
be hatched.
Cassimir Perier makes the second
French president who has resigned.
There is something radically u;rong
in ihc French system nf government
whicli leads to such results. No American president would ever dream of re-
The Imperi il Parliament will soon
convene and then ihe House of Lords,
��� he Irish Home Rule Hill and other
timgh nuts will he put inio lhe hopper
and thc crank will begin slowly to turn.
Whether the result will be a quantity
of good flour or a broken machine remains to be seen.
Thc American Senate has passed the
Nicaragua Canhl Hill by a decisive majority. It will now go to the House
of repress fi tati' cs where it will be sure
to pass and should receive lhe approval
of the president by the first of March.
The measure provides for ihe guaranty
by thc government of $70,000,000 iJonds,
both principal and interest. The company is expected to float $30,000,000
more. An early completion of the
great enterprise seems now assured.
While the Americans will have a lien
upon the canal to secure its obligations,
the mils will probably be uniform for
ihe trade of all nations, and the Pacific
coast will be vastly benefited. Thc
great transcontinental railways owned
principally in the east fought the measure bitterly, but ihe south and west
united were too strong for them, re*
enforced as they were b> national pride
and a sense nf justice. The distance
bv waler to England will be shortened
by about 4,coo miles and freight from
(his co.isi can be landed at Liverpool
in about thirty days. The advantage
tn British Columbia of this canal is at
(nice apparent. We import largely from
tho mother country. Owing to lhe
present extended water route merchants
order but once a year and arc compelled to speculate as to the demands lor
goods, whicli owing to unforeseen cir-
i umstances may not arise. Larger capital is in this way required and thc expense ol tramponation and wnrehouse
rale-, bring up the pi ice of tlie goods.
With ihc cana! built orders may be sent
more frequently and for merchandise
as needed. But it is not in what wc
import that we shall be chiefly benefited.     We have fiah and lumber to   sell
a vast amount. These industries will
receive a wonderful impulse. Wc shall
no Innger have to rely on the Canadian
Pacific railway, li will have a competitor that in the mailer of transportation
to the "old country" will brinfl 11 to
just terms. Wc have therefore nearly
in much cause on the British Columbia
loasl tti rejoice as lhe Americans.
Editor News:���I see that Tantalus despises my judgment on the question of
bachelorhood.   Poor fellow 1 what could
we expect from such a source. Who but
llie prince of cowards is afraid of a girl!
Who but unmanly men hesitate to enter
wtth some bright young woman, the delightful, ihe sacred ollice of home building? Who but the cold hearted cynic
would withhold himself from this highest
duly of man?
If "the old time >>'r' 's (i��ne," so is thc
old lime youth; the kind hearted, true,
solid youth who could sweat beneath the
midday sun, wall; ten miles to church,
honor his mother every day and court a
girl in a manly manner. The present
race of bachelors are not worthy of the
girls we have. They arc farther from the
old time youth than our girls are from the
old time maiden. Ifthe latter don't spin
we know they don't smoke cigarettes; if
t'1-7 don't mend stockings we know they
don't get black eves and gamble; if they
arc trifling they may make good wives;
but who could make a husband out of a
p.tle faced dude, who rubs whisker salve
on his jaws to make himself look like a
Tantalus claims the privilege of running
away or saying ''No" in case of leapyear.
Now I don't believe there ii a bachelor
in Union who would dare to do, either
Could they turn coldly away from
A charming maid with flowing hair
And smiling eyes so'softly blue,
Who'd melt a heart in cold despair,
And pierce ils hardness through aud
Would not'the cold, selfish heart of Tan-
lalus le ip for joy and never stop ? Would
he longer skulk about hi*, nice (?) home,
when thc angel of his heart and home
would daily sooth the cares of life with
the solt hand of love?
Poor Bachelor is more to be pitied than
blamed. Such Consummate whining
proves my tirst statement true, tbat tlic-a-
bachelors are cow aids. His twin story
reminds me of what I once rend about a
desperate spinster, who after weeping
several days about her misfortunes con
soled herself in the following wa\: Supposing 1 was marited .unl had a baby,
and lhe poor thing should crawl into the
oven and get baked, how dreadful that
would be ! These poor wretches who
toad-like squat among the slim) swamps
of selfishness, mid bellow nui across Ihc
mtastnuue fens their horrid LTual.mgs
about things they d�� not understand, are
not making hall so pleasant music ns a
good pair of bouncing twins in need ot
paregoric, Who could be more happy
than the man who has mastered this
grand achievement, inarching in time
with the sweet alto of little Liz? or the
soprano ot liltle Mag? Doe*. Hope nol
tell Inm lhey shall some day lead the
choir lor charm a proposal at sixteen
from spectacled respectability?
Now I see why Bachelor missed his
way to bliss, and if he will obseive die
following advice hope may yel dawn on
his way: Never coun a sixteen year old
girl or a spiuster; it docs not show good
sense. Draw in the lower lip, a little;
curl the mustache and turn up the corners; stick them well wilh wax; be sure
the hat is on right (turned to the left side
and brought down to cover the ejebrow;)
smile from the left corner of the mouth,
and always wink with thc right eye. This
last is done by kindly directing lhe eye
toward ilic intended lady, and in answer
to her loving glance (if thcie be auy)
gently close lhe eye, looking as softly as
possible. If she does not blush do not
give up but try again; in fact she
nt ten refuses in order to tempt again.
Never play Santa Claus with the children
for the ladies do nol like ihc appearance
of age in any form. Talk tenderly, and
never profess to know an; thing when
among the ladies. Never speak lightly
(as he has done) about twins for th.-y arc
prized very highly. Endeavor to suppress all laughter except when ladies
joke, then laugh any way. Ily carefully
acting upon these kind suggestions bachelor may have cause to be thankful to his
true friend, I'VMD.
Lookod  Like Thoiir-ht Trai-**r-'r.*-iri\   but
tlie I'*��� pi tuition Wan Simple.
A prominent lawyer thmight In- hiul (IIh-
covered a wonderful lindanes of thought
tratiferetice the other duy. Ib* has two
typewriter operators, Ono works in his
private nfileeand the othttr hns a cl-sk in
nu adjoining room. Of Int.- tn* bus been
puzzled upon gvhig instructions to his
private ati-iiograpber, to ba delivered to die
t-:h-r typewriter, to find that Hhe never
quit the r-iom, yet the girl tli the next rouin
would always execute the order, just ns if
she lic.il b-eu told explicitly whnt was inquired.
The attorney for a long time hnd been
trying to iieuoutit fur this seeming tele-
grapidu omnmnnicntion betweeu Hie two
jonnj* tiiilit-i*. Yestenlny h-i thought tie
WOll!d make a tent of the mutter, and
culling liis aifeuoiraphe, ho add: "I wan:
ynu iti tnke down ttttt. article of agreement
and uive It to Miaa blank to tratmorlbii."
H��'then dictated a loiifttfty and technical
diKitimeiiti trying to ui-tk-* it us difficult ns
'1 i e s'rii'-grnpher funk it down aud then
went to Iter machine and tu-gaii operating
it. . The attorney watched Ifer closely, nnd
saw that she iiey��-r mi tipped her work, He
ivnlU'd fin- a lndt hour, then lie turned t.
ii b typewriter and said:
*;M1mh S.'-aud-Sn, 1 think you have for*
���������tio.i to give Una Bluuk tnat duituttuti I
.vi* you ur her.-"
'O.;, 141." replied the ynnnp lady, "Min*
K auk ii.-is it lluiahed u.d waiting fur yo..
out there."
This iiiivpln**��i-d the attorney. Iln wn>
sun.' Ufa private "teiin/rapher had not left
tlm room, nr.d d!d imt nAe how it could 1��
[iimaiblo fcjr Hlich n ei im pi i cited n&rptunt-ni
o in> trait-Mth-I by tclep.thlo commutd
enllrm. H'-went out to Mia* Blank, win
hand d liim tlta agreement completed, Th
at orney' idud' nut contain himself an;
longer aa hu Haiti j "MIsj I.lank, 1 have
been noticing Homolhiti^* Btraii'^e for th-
pust month, Will ymi tell m-almw yon r<-
*-ivn my liiHtrni'tloiiH fmi'i .Miss So-and;Sn
without ln*r Ju iving my romut Here ymi
have trnnscr.heil a verydiflictilt dictation,
and I am suiv ymi have hai no cum mnn!
union wi'h her." The young lady began
tu smile 11 nd aaid:
".Mr. ymi should not be   no shim-
ihat we have had uu (loihiiinnioatton, Wi
���-au con vor .*��� 'with en-ii other when thr
door is open just -v- well ns if we were in
the sunn room. No, its not thought trans
l-reiii-u, but plain tel yriphy. Ymi **ei\
UUa So-nnd-So, aiul I have learned telo
���*ni hy reooiilly, and wu  practice   iu this
"We found tho npaoe hars of our type
writo s made perfect (olograph  keya. so
that wn call ���** nd   in-sua^-s just ns Wall as
with a regular te!egnipll lust rumen t, Su
its not so mysterloiii* after all."
The young liidy.t-huwel her employer the
itiiiioiL-i* ol Bonding a   ines-ag,-,  and he lie-
gaa to thluk liow-oaitly snin-i niystorlons
ineiilcits aun d.be cxiil.iin-d if we only
kuow the truth.'
Bin* riud'CK a 'WlieofUl Intnh or Iwo
A-frlaliliitf nu Uiu hill,
Antl Dotvera red -iri'Luold and hliw,
Uoatuua wajalilu Hit.
Tho qilkou dovu nho does with tr-alo
In tuneo of ���'���.���ml and row,
And vines lhr>l softly (wine in chaatt
Arcadian ni'tow,
And yet tt makes her husband rart
To think hta ilarUfijf wifo
A button c.ui't luw on in save
Hir SWL--.1 uml iiivcmu-, lil,*.
-It. K. M, iu Utm.
Society     Cards
I. O. O. !���'., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. O. I'., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited ta attend.
Win. Wright, R, S,
Hiram Lodge No 14A.F ,& A.M..H.C.R
Courtenay B.C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before thc full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. too, C. O.
O. 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.
J. B. Beueu' Sec.
McKenzie J McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General    Blacksmiths,
Bring on Your Woik.
' ts
of Cloeks, Watchea, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
Assesment Act and Provincial
Hoventie lax.
Notics is hereby given, ia acriiplance
with the St-inite*-, that I'm. muitil Revenue
Tax and ��ll Taxes leviuil under tho As-'-i!-.
men*: Act am now duu tor Hie year 1895,
All of-h-* abjve tiuoidd fata* uollMu'ilde
within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle,
Denman Island and Hornby Inland
DivUiuhB ot* tu>- D strmt ut -Jomux are
payable at my ulBuu,
Ass'.*ns*.:d Taxi'H arc c Hue \o\u at the ful
lowing ritei, viz: ���
If paid on op before June 30th 1896
Provincial Revenue, S3 par t-apiti,
Oue-half ot one p. r uent on K -a1 Property
Two p-r i-ou'. nu Wdd Ltiid.
OilB third of oue pnr cent, on Pcrs Prop ,
O.ie-h'iU of one per cent, on I-io-me.
If paid arter June 30ch 1805
Two thirdi. tif one per ce-it on Rail Prop.
Two -and one ha t pur tent nn Wild L ud,
One-half nf' ne per OOUt. en Peru Piop'y,
Thr*.c*fuurth(i ol ono per ciir. i��n Ino'itne.
Ooniox, 11". "'.B Andkkson*,
Jan. 2nd ''Jj. A-38Ci-?or am! 0 dctr.
Nurseyman and florist
Greenhouse and Nursery-
604 Westminster Hoad, Vancouver
P.O. Address-Mt. Pleasan-%
Pino ptni k of upland Brown Krult and Orna-
niuntul Troos, BhrubHi I'lanta, vinrw. Kosos,
Itu.li-.  ottj.    Afno Ai-Hculturit   liiiplciiiviiiti,
Spraying Pumps, Uco Mlvoa and fioo Suppllua
('<niu>iim pcleos, h'.y direot and pill tho
agon ft1 inollu In yonr own pockot,
Wolf HlVer'OHl dhorvarlttloBiif Applo
Troos, m- eitoTi, 918 por 100.
Abundance and othor bottor varieties of
Plum Troos,8O0 oioh. 93Aperl(U.
llallati Prune, 8 year old, on plum roots,
*\W por IW).
Keller and othor butter varlotlos of Pear,
:���.*!   cncli WOpor UK).
* ������ <i ��� two year nM I'lirraiitH, ;l per IIH).
No traveling agents. Got mynowoat-
nluKiii* lii-rori- piudii|{ your HprltiK ordnr.
111 -Im.
l>. O. IIHAWKK   18.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
J. A. Cathew
TJiTIO'-r, B. o.
Yarwood & Young,
Hamsters, Solicitors, Ac. Office Cor
Itasmn snd Commercial St, Nanaimo, B. C.
���JTWrits f3r  Circular.
taiinfl Saw lill,
Fasli ami Door
A. HAS LA iff, Prop
(P. 0 Drawer ae.  Telephone Call, 10)
E2T A compete slock of RoUuh nnd
Dix'ssctl Lumber always on hnnd.   i\fao
Shingles, laths, PickelK, Doors, Win*
dowstind Blinds.   Mouldmy, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
cf wood liiii-.liin-' fucnishedi
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
H. J, Theobald
House and Sign Painter,
aper-Hanging, Kalaomning
and Decorating.
AH Orders F'romptly Attended to
Union, B. O.
LOI IS ff. F.'l'QUII'K
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.
- Aisrrj���
Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Joun
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will suit as follows
uml froluht ni.y offer
Leavo Vitlurlii. TueBdiiy, 7 ft. m.
" Nmi.iimu fi,r f'ojnux, YVe,l>ie.{|ftv, 7 n. 111
Leave Coniox nip Nanuimo, Fridays, 7n,ni.
" Nnnaliuo for Victoria Saturdey, 7��� in
Leave Tor Valdes laland ono, caclt 11,01111,
For freight or -state rooms apply on
board, or at lhe Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt ci Nanaimo R'y.
Time   Table  No.   23,
To take eflect at 3.00 a. m. on Thursday,   Jun.   10th,   189.',.   Trains
run  on  Paciuc  Standard
The Famous
30. & SIX SU James St.
Stock -fakipg Sale
To order
st.-r.-M ml (or 8 ini'ics. Pn uipl delivery.  Per*
iuul IK uunmiiiet-tt,
Geo.  B. POWELL, aold u,.,,��.
V.111 oiiv-**-. in uiir flli cuil tt.;cnt.
TJ-isriOTsr, b o
This  Magnificent   Hotel   Building
Is Now Opened for the Reception of Cuests.
Fines Appointments.
Best. Table. Splendid *��mple
Rooms   and   Reasonable   Rates
Kvery Convenience lor Miners.
A, Liiiitsay, Lessee,
Riverside Hotel
f, Sharp,  Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Const, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay Kiver, between Union and the Nrya farming settlement ol Comox.
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
'irge gume abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with  the hotel  is
kept well supplied   with  the best wines
ind  liquors.    Stage  connects   with  all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and liar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, Prop.
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
kau Down.)
��.-���*. >r.'.-) if, .*; t;-i-j 1.
lijlowJA i    "
UI.H.IiH |   . .
j: ���
- "������"s&BB
; ij i ;*sj
:    ; : : -a : : :
l"-*j*;S v-M *-.*" 3d a -"--���*-���*.�� fi
'itt, ! i;.:i-------**.-;s-;ftft'Si*ieia��J(iM
3's   iOii {5
"8    ��*t*i titttt.tttyt,i&
south hound ( read up )
On Saturdays and Sundays
Return Ticket* will bo Unuod botwnen all
l*olm.�� fur ii fare and a n/inrter, good for return net later than Monday.
Return Tlokfte for ono and a half ordinary
faro may bo purohnacd dally to nil points,
good for aeven (Wye, including flay of Ibbuo.
No Return TlckuU Isaucd for a faro and a
quarter whore tho alii(*le faro fa twonty-flve
ThroUKh rates betweon Victoria and Comox,
Mileage and Commutation Ticket* can booli
Uinedonapplleattoa to Ticket Agont, Victoria
Duncan's and Wellington Station--,
PrtHidont. Genl Supt
Geo. rrvictbt and Pissmer A��t
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Grant & L. Mounce, Proprs.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street     ���   Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtaia a sui'KHlOH ARTICLE for the same money?
All accounts due the late Arm of Wood
and Kilpatrick must be paid to me within
the next 30 days to'save costs.
D. Kilpatrick.
The old year has gone and we must clear out Odds and
Ends.    Spring is coming and we are . j,
Prices were never so ridiculously low as we are asking for
the goods which line our Immense Counter of Remnants.
Please call and see for yourselves.
49 Commercial St., Nanaimo.
Stage and Livery,
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Alv/ays on Hand,
.'.   Teaming Promptly Done,  .'.
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Sorsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler of Diil'eroiit Brands of   Lager Beer, Bteam Beer and Porter.
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
We supply the best of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridaysandat Union
every week day.
Wedding; Cakes a Specialty.
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick.
Union, B. C.
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will be at
Courtenay and Coniox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
At the Bay, Oomox, B. C.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  andL
Gunsmithing and  Tin   Work
Dingwall Building.
Co***o*��, B. C.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
CO'iJ**aT*EI*T^-firT B.C.
The leadmg* hotel iu Oomox district.
Kew and handsomely furnished,
Excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists c&n depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Cumberland Meat Market
jlx,x, -tcxsrjDs os-
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables  and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Hachine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in Hicycles. Agent for Brai.f
oril llicyelc Co., II, P. Davis of Toronlo
Knglish Wheels, Ileaslon, Hnmhcr,
Kutlge, New Howe anil Whittvorlh. Will
sell on installment pi.tn or hig discount
for cash. Paris supf lied ��� Repairing ii
These goods are told by
Grant & McGregor.


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