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The Weekly News Jan 8, 1895

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is Q. A. McBain &. Co.
Real Estate Broken
Nanaimo,  B.C.
G. A. McBain & Co. L
Real Estate Brokers    /
<w Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. ri3.
$2.00 PER YEAR
���= Reserved.
This, 0. Morgan,
None but the best
quality and most
lashlonable goods
kept tn stock.
Fashionable Tailor
William's Block.
���UNION, B. C
Union Meat
Is ��fthoicest
'������������"  ']-   ill SI ������tad*ts. :   :
ways on hand.  ���*���"#�������� *���*'��!������ Weekly.
Vegetables  etc.
ft*****"*     Vessels   supplied on the shortest  notice.      ***��*]
Simon   Leiser,   Prop.
leiser's Union Store,
I Our Xmas Stock of 1894 surpasses anything
I ever before shown in Union.    Our Store is a
[-Veritable    Bazaar   There   is   nothing you
cannot get.
We are showing an immense stock of Dolls,
Toys of all  kinds,   Plush Goods,  Celluloid
��� Goods,   Knit Goods,   Blankets,   Comforters,
rRubber Goods, Fancy Lamps, Glassware, and
|j numerous other things which through want of
space we cannot mention.
ii t|
I Another Case of useful and Fancy Articles in
Silverware to hand, direct from the noted
manufacturers,  Simpson,  Hall, Miller & Co.
i     Special Bargains in Gent's Clothing. Etc
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 Leiser, Prop.
���AT   -U-NIOJt-T���
HD OIIPPV <���' Nunftimo will toon
Un. vUnn T visit Union nnd will
bu uroprtred 10 i-or-
11 >r-n Put!sf*ctory unri first etnas work In evory
lJopartmutit of Dentistry.
Kay number of Tooth removed Without
1* in or um-l'-nsnnt otTouta and without tho
U-u* of Btlior or Clilorofor,u.
Full nnd partial ncto of Artificial Teeth
run hn In ortod Maisfuciorily nt onco aft r
extract i n.
Filling and Treatment ol  the
Natural Teeth a specially.
Crown nnd Bridge Work nnd nil othor op
orations performed In tho ino.it eki,Brat-Lory
tsTMo not miss thUopnoriunltyof Imv hk your
T.-nth Rttondod to if not eiicoiiri.*-**.) sulllc-
lui-lly hy your patronage, Dr. Carry will not
viiit union again,
, Persons requiring his eervloei pleaao call
wli hout delay ui hli time li limited.
... '���'S18. ex?ox ���**"*���*- ���* ���������-* coming will be pub-
llihpd In thfl next Una of t-heKcw--.
E. Merman,
Will be in Union every
month with a large stock of
Jewelry, Watches, Diamonds,
and Silverware.
watch repairing a specialty.
McPhee & Moore.
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full   Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
Grant & McGregor Props
Ice Cream Parlor,
���UISTIOIT. IB. c ...
Soda Water, pandies, stationery.and Books.
:f:r,tjtt- .a, siFECiJ^TTsr.
Imported and  Domestic Cigars.   Briar and Meershnum  Goods.
Tha Above Stores Adjoin, Where Everything of the Btj.t in tiieir Rospeotive
lines will be found.
A.  If.  Mclntyre, - Prop.
JO. H. Fechner & Co., Prop's.
Wleals at all flours
���A-T  THIIB���
New Walk along the Shop to Hall Door.
Prices:���10c. 15c. and 25c.      21 Meals for $6.00.
Thc Wellington arrived Sunday and
left today for Tort Los Angeles with 2000
tons of coal fnr the Southern Pacific.
The Rapid Transit is due to load for
thc U. S. man-of-war Monterey.
The Joan was up Friday night.
Thc Glory of the Seas is loading.
The San Mateo will be due next Saturday.
Thc following were received too late
for the last issue as intended, but will
not be without interest.
registered in 1894 lur Coniox District:
Births 45
Marringcri , 12
Deaths 18
Robson.���At Union, January and 'he
wife  of  Kev.  John   Hob-am,   of   a
Young.-At Union on January 3rd the
wife of David Young, of a son.
Parks.���At Union on J.m, 4th the wife
of Mr. Frank Parks, ofa son.
On Thursday last the loan brought
10 the wharf at Comox all that was mortal of Mrs. Jennie Grant acceimpanied bv
her sorrowing husband and children.
Early last fall Mr. John J Grant had left
with her (or Southern California in the
vain hope that in its marc gonial clime
his wife's health wnu'd be restored; but
consumption hid too strong a hold upon
her and its grasp would not relax, On Sat-
uiday thc funeral services were held at
the residence of Mrs. Grant's mother-
Mrs. Henry Grieve���at Grantham. At
the close of the sei vice there thc cortege
proceeded to the Presbyterian Cemetery
at Sandwick where thc remains were
interred In addition to the relatives,
there was a large attendance of neighbors
and friends.
At thc hour of 2 p. m. nn Monday
Dec. 31, the Presbyterian congregation
of Comox met together for the purpose
of taking a very important step in their
history. Hitherto they have been a mission station supplied by an ordained mis*
sionary appointed by the Presbytery.
They have now reached that stage in
their onward progress that they arc able
to elect the man of lheir choice. The
usual service was conducted by Kev. D.
Mclnfjie of Union, a good representation of the congregation being present.
Alter service thc presiding minister then
took the usual steps of moderating in a
call tn a minister. Thc congregation
freely expressed their confidence in and
high appreciation of ihe services of Rev,
Alexander Tail, P. H. II. and wished to
extend to him a call to remain in their
midst. The call was then duly presented and signet) by all the members and
adherents that were present. Il is hoped
he will lake the mailer into favorable
consideration and continue his valuable
services to the congregation-
CIGARS, Etc.   Please Call.
Benevolence Lodge No. 14 cf the
Knights of Pythias is receiving hearty
congratulations upon thn success of their
New Year's bail. In point of numbers,
excellence of music and management, it
was heyond question the finest affair of
the kind that Union has witnessed for
some months. Thc hall was tastefully
decoiated and the numbers in attendance
can be judged by the fact that 135 sat
down to supper at thc Cumberland, which
was a mosl excellent one.
Among those present from outside of
thc town we noticed Mr. Geo. McDonald
and wife, Misses E*ln and Maggie McDonald, Mr, P. Scharschmidt, and Mr.
Sam Cliffe, ofthe Hay.
The music was furnished by Profs.
Peiper and Jones and Mr, Wilks was
floor manager-
I hereby give notice that a special
meeting of the Licensing Court for the
granting of retail Liquor Licenses will be
held nt Louis VV. Fauquier's office in
Cumberland, B. C. on the 31st day of
January 1895.
Elijah Smilhurst
. . Prov. Constable.
Graphic Description ot Seme Feat*
ures ot Southern California-Glorious Climate, Fruit and Flowers,
but not All the People Contented
-They Must Rustle for a Living
There as well as Elsewhere.
Dear Mr Editor: You are aware
lhat our salubrious southern California
climate has been much extolled by many
who have visited this pan of the state:
they were perfectly just) able in so doing.
I am certain th u 11 you were here today
enjoying (he sweetened freshness produced by the recent rains and basking in the
warm summer suiuhine vou too would be
very apt in give expression in your admiration in language somewhat akin to poetry. The country has other special advantages beside 1 Iim ne. lhe soil is unusually produriive. According to the old
adage, you have only tn *' tirkle it with a
hoe when it will smile with plenty." Let
ii have sufficient moisture, sav from 15
to 20 inches of water per annum from
December to March and it will yield an
abundant harvest; then when the first
crop ts gathered in, give the soil another
snaking by ungaiion, and like a jolly
farmer after partaking of his noonday
meal, itis ready for business again. Crop
after crop of one kind or another can be
harvested all the year round. In this
part ofthe slate certain districts are special)'adapted for the cultivation of fruit
and nothing else in particular, and others
for dairy farming, raising corn, alfalfn,
pumpkins, beans, hogs etc. A purchaser
can get any kind of land he pleases devoid of trees, stumps, stones or swamps;
averaging according to locality, distance
from town, railway or market, from $10
to mo or $150 per acre. In fact you can
yet land to buy ai a very reasonable price
and plcnly of it. In the San Joaquin
Valley, 50 to 75 miles wide and 200 to
250 miles long, and level as a barn floor,
with the Sierra Nevada snow-capped
mountains glit cring in the everlasting
sunihine til! June, and capable ol emir
mous possibilities by irrigation--in this
vast plain there is a superabundance of
available land lying idle, with its "weather u\e" fixed upon the distant horizon,
anxiously looking for the advent of the
c iming settler. Many farmers andespe-
cialy fruit growers possess only from 20
to 50 acres nr less; and they say that is
enough, as every foot of land is available
and you can work all the year round, and
raise a litile of everything. That kind of
farming is well adapted for delicate people, or those who can't stand the rigor of
an eastern climate, No country in the
world-will suit everybody, and there are
some bore who are not perfectly happy,
irnmps and geese and similar bipeds,
who are compelled by force of circum
stances to. " move on " to '"rcsh fields
ancl past ores new," hunting for a temporary elysium during the winter months.
There are gcpiuies here too nf the Croaking Fraternity who are affected with a
common disease called " the bighead "
���ynu have some of their second cousins
in B.C. They were budding millionaires
'* back east " and have come out here for
change of climate. Some of their eastern
friends would like to see them again, or
learn of their whereabouts} but they nre
nfsuch retiring dispositions that they do
not even relish any particular allusion to
lheir family history. Gentlemen of that
description -ire apt to talk disparagingly
of this and evcrv country, naturally so;
but tins is a good country notwithstanding. No nne need come here who enjoys
good heaUh and prosperity at home.
The loose gold and big fortunes that
have been strewn around were picked up
long ago, and every new fortune hunter
who finds his way into this state must
either pick fruit or work a 20 acre farm
in order to obtain one. The hard times
are here at present and 'mly men of grit
and push and energy can cope with them.
The rale of wages is low and work not
very abundant. The cost of food, clothing and necessaries of life is very reasonable. Meals can be obtained in Los Angeles for* from 5 to 25 cents. Thc 15 cent
meal is good enough for any ordinary
mortal and you can have a dish of ice
rteani in addition by way of dessert.
Fruit and fresh vegetables of all sorts are
served up at all seisons, and you can
have fir drink iced water, tea (iced if you
prefer) coffee, milk or buttermilk. In
many restaurants the price of each article
is on the bill of tare and you can have
what you wish and only pay for the same.
A verv common and popular style of
boarding is to rent a room and bed in
some suitable locality and hoard out
where you please, when vou please and
as you please. Fruit of every kind is
abundant and cheap; if it wore otherwise
it wonld be more appreciated by many.
There ts a large fig tree in my garden
laden with fruit for the last two months.
The fig ripens si* 'Iv. I am certain that
if it frew adjoining the school house in
Union that the fruit would ripen much
quicker*��� 1 mean not hang on the tree so
long. Drygoods, clothing, furniture etc
are as cheap here ns in any part of the
United **tates ,\i the prc-cnt time, and
as we have neither frost, snow or storms
ofany kind but glorious balmy spring
weather these arc no small blessings to
be thankful fnr.
If you Mr. Editor, and half a dozen nf
Union City Fathers would take a balloon
excursion to this favored clime and drop
down from the clouds some January
morning in the midst of an unnge grove
when the land is flooded with sunshine
and beauty, 1 can fancy how snme of you
would rub your eyes with astonishment
as you gazed upon such an enchanting
scene. Depend upon it that if you wire
me when and whereabouts you propose
descending upon terra firma,,I shall most
gladly hasten to mee*" you and greet yon
with a "Highland welcome." I can assure ynu that 1 should be as glad to see
your honest faces as I used to be in Ihe
days of "Auld lang syne," when I came
in sight ot Union,' after floundering
throngh mud and water and darknew, I
emerged frnm the old trail about where
vour powder factory now stands.
1 have said enough at present regarding this part of Uncle Sam's domains
���more anon. Meantime 1 conclude,
wishing you and all your numerous readers a very Happy New Year.
San Pedro, Cal. Yours &c.
Dec. 20th A. Frasrr   *
The directors ofthe Union and Comox
Hospital are requested to meet at Dr.
Lawrence's office, Union at 8 o'clock Friday evening, January 11 th 1895. A full
attendance is desired as business of imt
portance will be brought before them.
J. D. McLean, .Secretary,
Miss Halliday will teach the Courtenay
school until Miss McLennan is able to
take charge of it.
There is a strong breeze blowing from
the Bay bringing to us the odor of orange blossom**. What ran it mean ?
Jack McKenzie came down past this way
with a load of fine furniture frum Grant
and McGregor's and when asked whom
it was for, only cracked up his horses
and flew pasi. Uui, oh mv 1 wern't they
nice! Guess we'll hear more about this
Tuesday night.
The boys have been on the wrong
scent lately and are almost wild nver it.
They thought that a certain young man
and ii certain young lady were to he
married surely last week, and they were
prepared to h*.ve one of their hoodlum
franks. Well they get left that time,
f the young people want to geKjuarried
let them do so in peace. Thereiv-n-e
reason why a lot of bums should blackmail them. Ifthe parties immediately
inteiested choose to give a party or ball
lhat is quite another affair.
Next Thursday there will be a splendid
entertainment at the new hall here. It
wilt be in connection with the Sunday
school l'here will be a Xmas tree and
tea refreshments, and a general good
time. A novelty will he the contc=t for
the prizes offered by the W.C.T.U. for
the best temperance reciation-.. There
is another feature of this affair that experience shows is the best drawing card of
any entertainment ever held in thisvallcy
���free admission.
The 3rd in the course of entertainments
at the Bay will be on Friday evening,
commencing at 7 p.m.
Mr. D. McLeod, the tailor, was up
from Nanaimo.
Mr. John Brdvcn, son of John Bryden,
M.P.P. arrived from Vicioria last Thursday.
Mr.F.D. Little, Superintendent of ihe
Union Colliery Co. lcfi for Victoria last
Win. Sharp, proprietor of the Riverside hotel, Courtenay, was in town Monday.
Geo. Hull, for several months the polite
and efficient clerk at McKim's, is now at
S. Leiser's mammoth store.
Miss L. M. Powell has been detained
at Vicioria by the serious illness of her
Dr. Westwood and family removed
from Courtenay to Union last Saturday.
They will occupy apartments in lhe new
hospital build my.
Mr. Robert Grant is suffering from a
crushed finger. His saw mill machinery,
1 kc a sharp frost is a very nipping affair.
Mr. Wm. Hamilton of tlie Hamilton
Manufacturing Co's branch at Vancouver
was up lasl week and got a good order
from Grant & Mounce.
This is a place of which we shall hear
more after awhile. It has a deep capacious harbour protected from the gulf
waves by Denman Island, of great scenic
beauty and rising not too abruptly back
from the waler. It is as yet but liltle
developed and of course crude, but ii has
a future. The great wharf of the Union
Culliery Co. presents usually a scene of
considerable busllc, and mosl ofthe time
there is a boat in port, accasionally a
man-of-war and Wednesdays and Thursdays, yes Friday mornings we have "isils
from that magnificent steamer the SS
Joan; and what with the stated arrivals
nf ihe San Mateo and tke Mineola, and
lhe irregular but frequent arrival of
steamers, ships, and tugs wiih scows
there is little reason to call il  dull  here.
We rejoice in one ofthe best hotels in
lhe District���the Nelson House of which
Mr. Geo Howe is proprietor. Mr. Howe
also keeps a store and post office.
The appropriation of $8,000 for the
Comox trunk road we trust will be so expended as to give us a road to boih Union and Courtenay, and along down to
Fanny Bay, and that in anothci year or
two that the road will be completed so as
to enabte us to drive through to Wellington and Nanaimo,
Wc also look for work to he commenced
on the K. & N, extension, which will pass
through this place, but not without giving
us a good depot.
Occasionally a gleam of tnwn ways is
sciui here. The other day a fellow with
a railway Character was running about
wiih a chip on his shoulder. No onc
paid any attention to ihc challenge implied until a litite fellow was met who
sent the obtrusive chip a flying. Then
the heavy-weight went for hull. The
light-weight danced ahout him, and with
his small but hard fists polished off the
railway man's face and eyes until (hey
shone like ebony. Since then he's not
been seen u ith any chips on his shoulder.
The news nf the assignment of James
McKim & Sons, general merchants of
this place, reached the public last Wednesday evening. Shortly after the mail
arrived, n gentleman frum Victoria was
in charge of the store and the unwelcome
news quickly spread about. Mr, James
McKim left for Vicioria the week before
anil during his absensc had assigned to
Mr. Geo. C. Shaw of Victoria. He did
not return on Wednesday, probabty remaining over to attend the creditor's
meeting called at Victoria on the 14th.
The McKims came from Ontario a
liltle over two vears ago, and opened a
general store in the village of Courienay.
After a few months the outlook being
more promising here, they moved to
Union where they went into general
merchandising. They sold a large
amount of goods and were' supposed to
be doing a good business, but the unfortunate credit business of ihe place
swamped them. With several thousand
dollars in accounts standing upon their
books, which lhey could not get in, and
with a very limited cash capital they
were compelled to assign.
The McKims, father and sons, are well
liked and highly respected and sincere
regret is fell at their misfortune throughout this community. The wish that they
may find some way out of their difficulties
and be able to continue business, is a
general expression.
sponges and Toilet Articles at
Read thc poem entitled "Three Fools,1
on the inside of this paper.
That's what you get at Sam Davis'��� a
good article every time.
The Assembly Club are preparing lo
give another of their enjoyable hops  in
the near future.
Plmbury's Balsamic Elixir will
cure your cough.  Try It
For Sale ���A newly calved cow.
Apply to Daniel Stewart, Comnx.
in. ��� 1 iu.
Land���If you want to buy ao, 40 orto
acres of good land, call and see E Phillips of Grantham.   He can suit you.
For choice pies, cakes, wedding cakes,
party or social refreshments, call ran
Kenward & Prockier the Courtenay bakers.
Mr. A.D. Williams, of Nanaimo, has
contracted with Mr. D.C. McDonald for
the erection of a neat cottage on lut 12,
block io, east of Third avenue.
The shaft No. 5 was finished last
Thursday and is now perfectly tight.
Some of the old miners say it is the best
job of its kind they have ever seen. Mr.
John A. Nelson was in charge of the
work, under Superintendent Little.
Although quite aware that ".'Aleck'-'
Grant was in the habit of selling stoves
to most everybody we wjre somewhat
stariled to ncl one of Grant and McGregor's Fire Kings (McLarv make) in the
store comer Second St. and Dunsmuir
Among the notables from Comox and
Courtenay in town yesterday were Ruad
Boss Berkeley, farmer A. Urquhart, and
Bob Graham, Proprietor of ihc Courtenay
House. The day before from the same
section there arrived Gov't agent Creech
a.-.d E. Muschamp, manager of the Bay
store for McPhee and Moore.
Sterling Grieve, young Bennie and a
Jap met with an Occident last night.
They were on a coal train being pulled
out of No. 1 slope when the car on which
they were bioke from the others and* ran
back. Grieve had a leg broken and his
head badlv crushed. Bennie got his
head hurt and the Jap's head was cut aud
his neck injured. Thev will all get over
It is said that Sam Cliffe's sleigh���famous from having been three years incubating���is at last ready for business.
Like everything turned out by thc Bay
pilot, it's big. It is reported that thc
government agent has chartered it and
will put on a pair of oxen and make an
excursion through the'settlement to open
uu the firiow hound reads. Three dollars
for the round trip including refreshments
and berths.
The E. and N. railway company have
made arrangements whereby one crew
will run all the trains on their line. A
new lime table has beer issued, 10 take
effect nn January 1st which drops lhe
Saturday afternoon train. The south
bound train will hereafter leave Wellington at 1,40 p.m., instead of 8 a.m., arriving at Vic. at 5.45 iu the afternoon. By
this arrangement the crew that brings up
the north bound train will take back the
south bound train on thc same day.
We make a specialty of Family
Recipes. Plmbury & co.
Mr. James Abrams has taken the office
lately vacated by Samuel Wendell, in the
Whitman block. As a J.P. and N.P. he
will attend to business. He also has a
few good insurance companies, and will
likewise act as collector and conveyancer.
In addition 10 these he would make a
first class auctioneer. Any one wanting
an auctioneer shnuld call on Abrams.
His round, good natured smiling face,
ability 10 tell a good story, and keep an
audience In good humor, will tell and
mike him a drawing card. Nature created Abrams for an auctioneer and he
must not be suffered to escape his destiny
The third entertainment of the oonne
will be held in thn New Hull, on Tnurnlay
10th J-.mir.ry, ��ud at the Biy on Friday 11th.
Both entf-rtainmenU to commence at 7
o'olock, p.m.
Ai thin entertainment is in oonueotion
witb the Sabbath school, there will not be
the oiual I future, but in iu plaoe there will
In tea rcfreahmenti, aho Xuiu tree for the
At Courtenay all will be admitted free,
hut there will be a oollection at the olose, tu
di*fr*y the vxpeniea of the children'* Xma*
lhe W. 0. T. U. offer aix prixea for the
nix beit temperance recitations delivered
lhat evening. All young people are invited
to compete.
Sarvicea next Sunday conducted by the
Puior, Rev.  D.  Mclntyre, in the Hall.
Morniug Mrvioe, 11 a.m. Subject:���
'ChrUt in tbo hr-me of hia friende at Bethany.'
Evening:   "The parable of tbe lost aheep."
Sunday school, 1 30 p.m. Paator's Bible
CUai, 2 30 p m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening, 7 30.
The Cumberland Assembly Club will
hold the weekly assembly on Wednesday
evening at tl o'clock.
By order
J. Bruce, Pres.
All accounts due thc late firm of Wood
and Kilpatrick must be paid to me within
the next 30 days to?save costs.
D. Kilpatrick.
We hereby give notice that at thc sitting of a special Licensing Court to be
held at Cumberland, Nelson District, 11.
C. on the 31st day of January 1895, we
intend lo make application fur atemporarv
license to sell by retail intoxicating liquors on lhe premises lo be hereafter
known as the Delmonico Hotel, situated
on lot 11, block 2 on Dunsmuir Ave. in
the townsite of Cumberland, Nelson District, Pioviencenf B. C.
Dickson and Co,,
per U W, Fauquier! Agent
mWi *-�����-*,-*>,
Three Fools.
Thero was a. DUsinesa man wlio failed
Tp win the longed-for frise
Of rloheaaud prosperity)
He dii not advertise.
There was ;i lover once who died
Quite wretched I suppose,
Because all through liis life he was
Too bashful io propose.
There waa another man whose ways
Hia neighbors greatly pained,
Because lu didn't know enough
To go iii when it rained.
AU threo were fools; but worst of all
To everybody's eyes,
Wns he wlio wan a business man,
And didn't advertise.
N<> "ii.- is ovor judicious in hia happinoss,
Joy makes lhe heart too full,    H��w was it
possible for Claudio, a brawny fireman, to
realize tho possession of a huppinesi of
win -li ho had hardly dared dream 1 Sweet
Dio n in in has given herself to him���had let
herself full into the great handa that trom*
bled at touching anything so delicate and
Itis true that hor tnanrwr was very grave.
It would havo given him pleasure to see
the large azure eyes illumined with a smile
and her glance fixed trankly upon him,
Sho had, instead, bowed her hend; and
when hor mother embraced her as one
would embrace a saint, she seemed to tremble anew.
But what of that? No ono could oblige
ber to throw her arms around his neck.
Was not this blushing timidity of girlhood
very natural? And had he not left her
entirely to act as she pleased ?
It would have mado him miserable if
she had said no to his suit, as hn more than
half expected sho would. Instead of this,
when in presence of the mother, encouraged by her, holding in his hand his new cap,
he had asked, *'Sig norma Dionisla, will
you be tny wife ! Your mother haa said
yes; it is upon you my happiness now depends," sho had looked tenderly at the
elder woman and softly responded, "Yes,''
He must at once build a pretty cottage
whero ho and his wife and mother would be
ai happy aa the days wero long. The mere
thought of such happiuesa made the sturdy
tit oman tremble. Meanwhile the sun shone,
and while it swiftly passed over the green
boughs made its record in their history.
It was almost romance. Dionlsia'fl father, an old comrade of Clandio's, his elder
by some years, was a fireman like himself,
employed by a Lyons railway company.
Ho had heen mortally injured in a railway
accident, and beforo his death had asked
Claudio to care for hiB wifo and only daughter. I 'ionium was thon a little rogue in short
sltirtsj ho did not dream of one day making her
his wife. Having assumed the truat confid-
ed to him he fulfilled it scrupulously,with*
out a moment's rcgret.asBtsting the mother
from his own purse when hor work an a
teamstreis fulled her. Cradually the ohild
grew, and one day the maiden in her was
revealed to him. Then a new sentiment
had hirth in his heart, soon entirely filling
it. Ho loved Dionisia, Ho sought to put
thc thought from him, but ib was uot pos*
sible.and ho became bo melancholy that one
day tho mother surprised his secret. She
had already divined it, and without giv*
ing him time to oxpresB Ids doubts and
fears she embraced him, saying:
"Speak to Dionisia, Claudio, She la all
gold,   Bo not doubt her."
And he h id spoken with the result described.
To-day ho intended to visit the home of
his betrothed, whioh lay at the ond of his
routine trip. Pimm Meuriant, a handsome
young man, to whom Claudio was greatly
attached, waa engineer. Usually in the
gayest of spirits, no now seemed sad and
downcast, and responded half-heartedly to
the bappy fireman\ merry, incessant chat.
The train nad reaohed the last station
bnt onc, Plotro and Claudio stood upou
the footboard behind the engine. Suddenly
Claudio a'.ruck the young engineer upon the
"What ails you to-day ?" he asked,
"Since our journey began nardly a word
has fallen from your mouth. ' And you
were always so lively. Truly ono would
say you were disappointed in love."
Tho other protested against the aoou
(���ation, but Claudio continued :
"I'm suro I am right���it ia a love disappointment, of courao. Bah I Tho matter
can be arranged, I will provo it to yoq in
a moment* 1''
He chocked himself.    Pie tro lookod  at
him with an expression so sad  that ne felt
his levity to Iw ill-timed.    Ho seized hii
by the hand.
"Is it nomo thing ir- st-rlc-us, then T" he
Inquired. "Pardon me, (Vitro ; my owu
fellolty Minds me to thetroublesof others.
Joy makes us egotistical, By-and-by I
will tf:ll you why I am ao happy ; but I
must hear your story first, my friend."
"if any man merits happiness it is you,
Claudio/' said Pietro, "Some day I also
may be happy, or at least will eudenvor to
be so, even though the girl I love oau never
be mine"
"AIM that fa ft? And why doea the Lady
make difficulties? Doea she not know your
worth aa I do, nor comprehend what she
"She lovos mo," replied Pietro, quietly,
"and it fa because of that wo suffer."
Olaudio gave him a surprise glance.
"Come,1* ho exclaimed, "I do not understand you at all. Let us see if I cannot help you in your difficulty. If you
Ore her, marry her. [ am older than you
and your friend. Speak! Whon we have
a lovo affair upon the heart is it not the
best thing to confide in a friend? It no
only consoles but relieves us,"
Pietro alowly drew from his pocket a
letter and opened it. Ho turned toward
"Listen. Hore is tho adieu that I resolved this morning. All our sad history
Is contained In if; 'Pietro, we muse part.
. ' are-four to me, but tho knowledge
��*TU.*��        *o another commands mo to
of what I ow... . tho doa[h of
repress my love.   8tno��- . ,       .     '
father a friend haa cared for UttJU mY
mother. That friend',0vea me. *W**ZZ.y
he Bought Vny hand. 1 said ycaj how
Ifiwu 1 do othorwlsel I owo everything to
him. Whatever you may uulfcr, I will
suffer mora But though I die, 1 muat
repay the debt we havo incurred. We can
ice each other no moro.' "
-��� And thin letter i3 signed Dionisia is its
not?" cried Claudio, who, with hia band,
contracted upon hia breast had listened to
the words vhioh had earned hin happy
dreams to on-imble in an instant,
Pietre keslW-etfL
" Who told you her name ?" ho asked,     ;
Hu bad no time to continue. With a
hoarse cry, Claudio threw himself upon ;
Liar ?" he shouted. " Confess that I
you have lied to n,e, or I will beat you liko j
a dog."
The young machinist sought to extricate
himself, 1
" You are mad 1" he said. '
" No, I am not mad ! The uiri you love
is Pionisia, and I am tho man bIio is to I
marry ! Do yon comprehend now that I
mast have your lifo ?���that I must kill the
wretch who haa stabbed mu to tlie heart ?"
'Pietro, 6tiu struggling-made no response.
Ho felt himself lost. It waa in vain to
him to try to escape from that deadly i, risp
Tho train was going rapidly. If ho .limned for help, who could come to him ? J Who
could he it* him ? But tiioy aould not lone
continue thus madly wrestling; the road
at this point was under repair; if they did
not soon abate their speed a terrible accident would be invilable. Claudio, drunk
with the rage which burned bim,thought of
uothing. Suddenly Piotro succeeded in
freeing his throat,
" Slacken speed 1" ho cried, " or all is
lost 1"
" So muoh the hotter P roared CUudio.
Ho seized hin (hovel and lifted it threateningly.    Pietro looked at him fixedly.
"Strike I" ho laid, "But you will be an
assassin 1"
Assassin1 At that word Claudio paused.
His duly presented itself iuataully tn bis
mind, llm raised hand was alowly lowered, and leaving the youth to rise he wont to
his post.
"Command 1" he said,    "I will obey."
It was time. Thoy had arrived at tho
red flag planted aa a danger signal. Only
by prompt action were they savod,
As soon as Pietro wns ablo to relax his
attention  to the engine he began to com-
Krehond the tortures uf that poor generous
eart which ho had made sufl'er so much
without intending it. Going to Claudio
with hand extended and head bowed, ho
"My friond, forgive me."
"Claudio eagerly took the proffered
hand, exclaim in Lf:
"Pardon you r It is I who need pardon,
I should have known it was utter folly for
Soaking And Crushing- Grain.
I have had a great many years' experience
in fattening hogs, having fed as high as 300
orlOOat a time, -vm-i* a correspondent.
Ihavenseddrygrainuiallkinds soaked grain
unground, soaked groundfeed, and cooked
groundfeed.    *.Vlicit,corn, barley,orr edo
me to love a girl of that age. You have
saved me from mynelf. Dionisia loves you,
therefore Bhe should be yours. You are
made for eaoh other. I will give her to
you, Pietro!"
Silenoe, We have arrived at the stationt
Ioharge myself with the arrangement of
this affair. I only aak of you one thing���
that Dionisia shall never know what has
taken plaoe betweeu us, I am puuialud
enough already," he added, bowing his
head, while the young man held his
hand aflectionately.
And in the moment when the train came
to a stop the poor fellow buried in bia heart
the ory whioh seemed almost to be wrung
from him.
Dionisia and hor mother were at work
when a knock sounded ou the door. Tie
girl went to tho door, and sturted back ub
she recognized Pietro behind Claudio,
"Good day to all," said the latter. Ho
turned toward tbo mother,   "You must
En-pure yourself to be surpriaed, madam,"
e continued. "1 asked of you yesterday,
the hand of Dionisia, but not for myaelf, 1
was for this worthy young man, whom 1
have brought to plead his own cause,"
He pointed to Pietro, who dared not
speak. The girl looked on, believing herself In a dream. Therefore, with gentle
force, Claudio pushed her into the arms of
tbe young man,
"Give each other the kiss of betrothal,"
he siid,
Pietro and Dionisia looked at eaoh other
with eyes full of tears, nor fond words to
"Come���enough I"cried Claudio. "Don't
make me begin to cry like a great big baby,
as 1 am likely to do. And you, mamma,"
he went on, turning to the astonished
mother, "prepareyourself. Ina mouth wo
must have a wedding I"
A Queer fleet Thai Flonrlslies lit the Stale
of Wu*IIIijkIon.
The Indians of tnis county have just
olosed a religious revival and have left for
Pacific County, where they will endeavor
to rekindle a religious spirit among the
tribes there. Their religion is very unique,
strikingly original and distinctly Indian,
It is known as the Shaker religion. It is
said that it first originated in the sound
country, among the Mud Bay Indians.
The story is that one of the tribe, John
Slooum, waa taken sick and gradually
wasted away ftnd died. Preparations were
made for the funeral, but John surpriaed
his friends hy coming to life again tho day
tho funeral was to bo hold. He stutod
that ho had gone to heaven, but that he
was told to go hack to earth agaiu and help
his people ; that thoy were vury wlckc.l.and
thut he must |<elp them, Hia rucoveiy was
very rapid, and ho at onco started thia
new sect. It forbids the use of keroBune
oil as an illumfnant j also thn use of tobacco
and intoxicating liquors of any kind, It
hae worked wonders among the Chohalis
County Indians, who previously were not
noted for their morality or sobriety. Une
who has witnessed somo of their meetings
says i
"When a candidate announces a desire
to join he is placed in the centre of the
room on his tip-toes, with his arma extended full length over Ids head. Tho crowd
circles around him, singing, shouting,
ringing bells and hammering anything that
will makea noise. Frequently ouo ofthe
heavy bells is broken, and thia ia hailed
witli delight, as it is auppotaod that the bad
apirit has left the candidate and entered
into the bell, filling it to bursting. When
thia happena tho candidate is completely
cleansed from all evil and Ib born again.
The candidate for admission, after standing
in tho poaition for a short tune, commences
to shake through fatigue. Thia is taken as
a sign that the good spirit ia entering ; and
the noise and din are, if possible, increased
as tho poor victim's ahasinginoreaaes.until,
from sheer oxbauBtinn, ho falls trembling
upon the ground. His conversion is then
complete and ho is admitted into full
not eed tobe ground to get tlie most trom
them, If the grain fa orushsd or flattened,
o us to Innk thc outside covering, and
then -waked or allowed lo soak and partially ferment, it, in nil that is required, To
crush or grind dry grain requires a mill
and heavy powor to run it. With my plan,
every farmer .un bo his own miller, using
either horse or hand power. In the Illustration tho iippi-ralua is supposed to lie in the
basement ofa bare, though It can be set upiu
an ontl>uitiling,or evon out of doors near the
hog lots and water tank, exoept in cold
weather. Vat I is placed at a suitable elevation directly under the grain bin,
with spout*- for convoying the grain from
the bin to the vat. Thn water pipe conveys
water from the tank or mill to vat 1. The
flow of grain ia regulated oy the cut-olio,
and water by the vulva d, Tho grain is
soaked in vat 1 until it in soft, wheu a
portion is drawn or sliovided into vat 2. If
it is desirable to retain the water in vat 1,
ft perforated scoop ta ua-id. The soaked
grain is now ready to pass through the
rollers h h, Bung so not't that it can be
mashed between the thumb and fingers, it
requires comparatively little power to run
the rollers. This may ho done by horse or
hand power. After passing through the
rollers, the inash drops into vat 3, aud oan
be fed at once or allowed to stand from one
feed to another, Tho latter method 1
prefer, as partial fermentation will add to
the fattening qualities of the food, and
assist digestion.
I prefer rolled or crushed grain to ('round,
as stock will not acour or get out of order
So easily. Rolled, soaked corn is moat
excellent feed for cattle, especially while
fattening on grass, I am not fccdini! stock
at present, but if I were 1 wonld liny 40
cent wheat and make it net ine 80 centa
per bushel anywhere wist of tho Missouri
river, at the present price of pork. If
desired, the food can he cooked after it is
run through the rollers, using any good
steam cooker, or in cold weather it can he
ooked tirst,,und run through the roller*1 and
fed warm, Tlie rollers ahould bo twelve
inches long and eight in diameter for hund
power, and larger in proportion for horso
power. One roller, to which tho power iB
applied, is stationary, tho other adjustable,
working in slots made in lho frame, und
regulated by sot screws. They can ho mado
at any foundry, and tho frame at auy (.hop;
an ordinary carpenter can make and sot. up
the vats, I have been advised to patent
this combination,but hava concluded to git e
it to the public for freo use.
Hints to the 01d*Fashloned Butter
Don't imagine that because you generally make good buttor from your shallow*
pan setting, that this is tho best mothad.
So far in quality ia concerned it is all
right, hut, aa a rule, it is not economical,
too much cream being wasted, Dsnp
netting la more economical���tho separator
is still better.
Always uae a thermometer to temper
the cream before churning. Tho old
fashioned way, which is atill so often used,
of guessing at it by sticking in tlio linger,
is unreliable���too often widely misleading.
A good thermoin.- er ia tbo only salt-
Although good butler can be made with
the old dash churn, it ia a laborious
method, and it is far more inconvcuiont to
operate thau   the   barrel   or box churn-*).
Partially filled tubs of butter bhould
have an inch of atrong brine on tho top of
the butler, removing it curt fully before
more butter is added, then returning it.
This keeps the ait from Ihu butter und
prevents any changes. The butter will not
absorb any perceptible quantity of salt
from the brum.
South African's Picture Stone.
An account of a atrango lapidari**- [^^
fCIftas all tile way from Kimborley, South
Africa, Workmen in tho diamond mines
at thnt place discovered a Btono dark brown
In oolor and about tbe size of a pigeon's
ngg, whloK, viewed iu a dark place with a
candle or other light behind it, exhibits a
ported profile picture of a man from the
waist up. Tinning the pebble partially
i-rouiul, tho imago of the man vanishes and
tlio features of a woman's fuce, clear cut
and partly concealed by heavy treasoa.como
into view. The British Museum oilers ��50
for tho curiosity,
Repairing Fenaes.
There will bo more or less fence repairing
or making to be done every spring. Of
oourse, posts or stakes cannot be set unti
thefrost Is outand the ground has dried some
what; but beoaueo of this, one ueod not do.
fer all tho work. If an old fence in to be
cleared away the greater part of the work
cau bn done early, and tlio old material ���
particularly it thu fence bu a Virginia rail
or a post and mil ono���will be ready tobe
converted into firewood. Thia will dispose
of itatoiiee, and it will supply just the tire*
wood needed for the cookatovu in warm
weather, for it will mako a quick, hot fire
that will die out rapidly, Thero is an
advantage in doing thin work now in addition to gaining time: if tho hauling ia
done when thu ground Ib frozen neither
gullies nor clods will be made in the fields,
as there will ho if the work is deferred
until tho frost is ont of the ground. We
secure all these advadtages hy hauling the
now material to Itl plaoe at once. Further,
larger loads onn be hauled when the ground
in frozen solid then wheu it is muddy; and
likely if the hauling ia done now it oan he
done with the sled, whioh is mora easily
loaded or unloaded than a wagon.
Wintering Cabbage.
Cabbage will endure a good deal of free**
ing without injury, especially if it ia not
handled when in a frozen condition. Hence
it may ho left standing until winter is about
to set in. In burying it should not be
covered too deep. For family use, a convenient method ia to take one or moro bar*
rela and dig a hole so that the barrel will
be about half buried in the earth. The soil
should be heaped up over the barrel as muoh
aa possible. Thc cabbages are trimmed of
all outside leaves and packed in the barrels
as tightly as possible; the mouth of the
barrel is filled with some straw or leaves
and covered with a board or aome old carpet. The cabbage may be taken out et any
time all winter unfrozen and in good oondition. If tho outside beads are frozen one
layer deeper in may be taken, and later in
the season the frozen ones will be found to
have ths.^en oUt ftn,l to be uninjured. Cab-
lingo to he preserved for marketing in ���Miring
may be pulled and laid on top of the ground
in rows, and a furrow plowed from each
aido upon the inverted plants, Tho work
may be finishod with a shove), Thc plants
should only have tbe heads covered, the
roots projecting into the air. In this way
they will keep perfectly until warm weath-
W, Forder, lato bandmaster of theUrvna
diaii Regiment of Infantry, Stanley bar
null-, Toronto, has been appointed band
master of Berlin band.
Willi a ftlrrrmnn In From nnil a r--otmnii
WorkhiK 1-Vdnta   H-lihi-i. Tin*  111-
eycl<* S'.iit s-aii ThIh- Whirling
Tli roil i>li Tlie hlrerm.
The bicycle is casting its delicate aha
dow over literature, art, the drama. It haa
aDooted science and religion and revolutionized social and industrial life,
Sardou is writing a play in whiah a bicy*
ole is tho striking novelty.
The Japanese are using bicycles, while
tha Chinese regard them with a superstitious dread. This ia not tht* reason why
the Japanese are wiping up th-- floor with
the Chinese, but it is uigiiificau. ��� of the
difference betweeu the two peoples. The
bioycle typifies the higher intelligence ; it
is the emblem of up-to-date civilization.
Walking along a lonely country road
you need never be afraid of a man you
meet on ft bicycle lint look out for a
dark, swarthy man who rides a horae, cr a
round-shouldered individual with furtive
looks who may be, like yourself, a pedes*
The man who rides a bicycle will get
there every time unless the pneumatic tire
explodes. Ruffian* and ignorami (new
word) never ride bicycles.
The anti-bicycle fiend is one of tho moat
dangerous cranks at large. He is stand*
ing in front ol civilization waving hiB hat.
Tho world, in ita ponderous onward roll of
progrenn, will not leave the track for this
individual. Never try to atop a bicycle
which you may aee coming down a hill, but
Bit ou the fence and watch it go by.
Hardly a day pasaea but Homebody invents a new kind of a biuycle. There are
mon wbo know more about bicycles than
anytliingelaehi this world. Then there is the
man whu knows the history of the bicycle,
and who ean tell where and when every
new kink and cur-'e of tho machine was
invented. His wholo life is wrapped npin
tbe bicycle and all hia thoughts revolve
around the ball bearings,
Another queer product of thiB modern
invention ia the man wbo thinks bioycle,
dreams bicycle, talks bioycle and who
would like to bo carried on a bicycle to
bis grave.
Poems have been written to the bicycle
and men have made love on the btay*
ole and gone off. on a bioyolo tour for
their wedding journey. Hut, one of the
disadvantages of thia is that the girl is too
far  off.
Now along oomea a man to remedy this
defect. He has invented ft bicycle cab.
The driver in front works the pedals and
steers, while a footman, mounted behind,
asHms the piopulnion. This would delight
tho soul of -lohn Jacob Astor, who in his
book looks hopefully to the future whon
horsea will be done away with and every*
tbiug happens when you touch a button,
Tho bicycle cab is especially adapted to
lovers, wbo hitherto have regarded the
bioyolo with disfavor, even for the loneliest
roads, it ia a sort of sedan chair big
onough for two,
You may pull up a blind behind so that
the footman may not gratify hia curiosity,
and there ib no horae to kick in the dash*
hoard at the most intereating point of the
conversation, while your arms aro not on-
gaged ni driving and are available for other
Ttie bicycle cab will be valuable for
invalids wlio go out to take the air. You
can get more air on a bioycle iu a given
time than on anything else,
Hy tho way, ono of the remits of the
bioycle cab will be that men will cease to
ride "on " a bicycle. They will proceed to
ride " in" a hioyele, just as naval etiquette
requires tho ollieers to say thoy were " in"
a certain ship.
A man cau hop into his hit-yule cab and
ho tooled uptown from business. If the
weather ia cold he can put font warmers in
or be might even have a small stove.
Many sedate bankers oi middle lifo would
title a bicycle, but think it undignified.
The hioyele cab is just tho thing for thom,
having all the advantages of the bicycle,
but with no Iosb of dignity from knee-
breeches aud precipitate spills into the
gutter. You can wear your silk hat in the
bicyclecab, whioh will not even destroy the
crease in your trousers.
Ladies van stop into the bicycle cab and
bo taken to hall or theatre, It will be liko
a reversion to the time of Pepys, when the
bucks and beaux of London wero carried In
their chairs to tho gambtlng.housos and
garden parties of the day.
While you may not be ablo to afford a
private carriage, the bicycle cab is within
the reach of all. You noed only get a couple
of men to do the leg work and there you
Sympathetic Butter.
It Ib tho way of poets���pootsand children
���to attribute their own feelings to natural
objeots. For them the wind sighs, the
brook laughs, and the landscape smiles or
11 Mister Green," said a venerable negro,
entering the store of the village grocer and
provision dealer one morning, " hero's
some butter my missus made, an* X done
toted it in to see if yo'd hab de opp'tumty
to sell It, sah,"
" Good butter, is it ?'' said the storekeeper, as he took the package.
" Yes, sah, prime butter," responded the
old darkey; " on'y I's feared it mought
'a' melted jess a bit on de way."
" Oh, I guess not," said the grocer j
" this is a pretty cool morning."
'��� les, sah," said the darky, wiping his
faoe with his big handkerchief, " dis am a
mighty pleasant, cool mawnin' ��� but yo'
Bee, I toted it down here pooty fast,"
Home Intrrr-.ilntr Information Abn.nl lhe
-I'l-uiir-i Our Anrrnlnm Wore.
Frieze was originally called falding,
Silk brocades were first used in the dress
of men.
Shoes with heels were first made in Paris
In 1627.
Au almoner was the purse carried by
ladies at their belts.
Rutll.-s for the wrists were originally
called hand-rufTa.
English leather gloves were sold all over
Europe lu 1247,
The .lews made shoes of rushes, leather,
linen and wood.
Shoes were not made " rights and lefts "
earlier than 1472.
A woman's night dress waa at one time
called a night rail.
Huckram waa at first any sort of oloth
stiffened with gum.
Chaucer mentions the apron, calling it
the "barme cloth,"
Hats were first made in England by
Flemings about 1510.
Roman gentlemen wore a gold or ivory
orescent in their shoes.
The glove is first mentioned as a common
article of dress in 1016.
Bombasin waa made and worn as early
as the twelfth century.
A foot mantle was the namo originally
given to a riding skirt.
The earliest form of the glove was a
mere bag for the hand.
Jewish women wore silver half moons in
their shoes as ornaments.
Two hundred years ago the skirt of a
dress was always called the base.
The boots of the time of Louis XIV.
were often 2 feet broad at the top.
Diaper was first made at Ypres, in Flanders, it Is believed before 1200,
Many colored ribbons were worn on the
hair of ladies from 1420 to 1500.
An English lady's state gown was, iu the
time of George I,, called a oyolas.
Silk hats began to supersede the old-
style beaver or wool hats in 1320.
Qalashes, a sort of bonnet, wore invented
by the Duchess of Bedford in 1705.
Handkerchiefs first camo into notice in
England during the reign of Elizabeth.
Among the Greeks, breeches indicated
slavery.   A free man never wore them.
One history of costumes gives 1817 different styles of head-dresses for women.
Calico waa first introduced from Calicut
in India, aa stuff for gentlemen's clothes,
Joseph's coat of many colors, probably an
embroidered tunic,   waB made B, C. 17*20.
Over 17,000 different kinds of buttons
have been found in pictures of mediaeval
The furbelow was at first separate from
the dress, and a distinct artiole of apparel.
The doublet was a close-fitting coat introduced into France from Italy about
Feathers, aa an article of dross, were at
first only worn by men In their helmets.
The leathern apron worn by the blaek-
smith is mentioned hy Pliny as in use in his
The soldiers in the Assyrian army wore
ascrt of breeches, reaching down to the
The alb, so often mentioned as a priestly
garment, was a long gown, fastened with a
Bombast was cotton padding for the
clothes, to make them stand out from the
Breeches reaohlng to the ir.idealt are
mentioned as parts of the Koman uniform
a c. 07.
The mufllor was originally called the
muzzier, because it went over the muzzle or
Gally-gascoynes, commonly corrupted
togallygaikins, werea combination breeches
and hose,
From the thirteenth to the seventeenth
century a blue coat in England was the sign
of a servant,
Bonnet waa originally the name for a
man's head covering. The word is still so
used in Scotland.
The slashes or opouingn in an outer garment to show the ono beneath were formerly called panes,
The baldrick, so often mentioned In
early dramaa, was au ornamental bolt
passed diagonally across tho body.
Wheel farthingales were tho enormous
supports to petticoats worn in the days of
.lumen aud Charles I.
The earliest shoes wero simply pieces o
hide or skin drawn in purse-fashion round
the anklo with a string.
Thu Greeks, when traveling, wore hats in
winter of oloth of felt*, in summer of
platted straw, with broad biims.
A oloth for the head or face was formerly
called a coverchief, juat as one for the hand
was called a hankerchief.
The hoopskirt waaiu full feather In 15!)0.
It was then made of iron, and sometimes
weighed aa muoh as HO pounds,
Her Bones Snap Like Pipestems.
Sarah Scott, aged 36, living at Oak
Grove Village, Mass., is attracting much
attention from tho medical fraternity. In
1803, while on herwaytotho Manaachusetta
General Hospital, she broke her thigh in
alighting from a car. Hor leg was amputat-
ed. While turning in bod at the hospital
hor other leg waa broken. After it had
healed she was removed to her home. Two
weeks ago, while mowing, sho broke hor
jawbone, and tboother night, while attempting to put her band behind her, she broke
tho bones of her arr
Fire And Bullet Proof Wood,
Several species of ironwood have long been
known and widely used on account of
their extraordinary weight and hardness
in the manufacture of such articles as
axles snd plows. Itis claimed, however,
that these are entirely surpassed by a
certain tree found in the northern Transvaal, regarding whioh M. Basiaux, at
present travelling in South Africa, has
transmitted a note to the Geographical
Society of France. The wood is a sort of
ebony, and ao excessively hard that it can*
not be out in the ordinary manner except
when green. When mature and dry it
resists every known tool and blunts or
breaks the finest tempered steel, It ia
apparently, almost impregnable against
fire, as it required a fortnight's constant
burning to reduce the trunk of one of the
trees to aahoa, aod although heavy, it is
said to bo considerably lighter than atcel
or iron.
Took His Time.
[other���"You need not havo quarreled
with that boy, I told you always to think
before spoakiug."
Small Son���"Oh, I did. I didn't say a
word till I'd thunk up a whole lot o* names
to call him,"
I'laee-Hwariu*. ��f ilt-JiKui**-*
Indian pilgrimages arc mostly undertaken
in the cold weather, because the river Ib
then Bhallow and slow, and nobody gets
drowned unless he is more then usually per
verse, Also when the river ia low great
tracts of saud are dry on either aide of tho
water, and on these tlie pilgrims can conveniently oamp. Accordingly each year,
about the middle of December, there flock
to Birman fully 200,000 persons. These
are not all pilgrims pure and simple, because even the most religious pilgrim requires to be fed and olothed. Ho needs al
manner of tinsel trumperies to deok his
children,his wife and his gods. Besides, he
must have plenty of sweetmeats, dreadful
mawkish compounds of butter and milk and
augar, flavored with spice���he needs these
to mnko merry with when all the ablutions
are happily over for the year and every god
has been properly propitiated. Kurther.he
wants no end of oil to keep hia little lamps
(religious and domestic) going.
It is curious to note how korosene aud
matches are used in the remotest Indian
village. In order to provide him with
these and soveral hundred other thinga
which 1 cannot now remember, a perfect
army of grain sellors, leather workers,
water carriers, jewelers, ami, in short, men
of every trade that has the remotest hope
of making anything out of the pilgrims, all
crowd to the spot. Round the edge of this
vast heterogeneous mass there hangs a long
fringe of beggars. On the head of this
fringe are Brahmans. These boldly olaim
and obtain charity as a right. Next come
those who beg merely because that is easier
than working and less dangerous than
stealing. After I hem oome a host of decrepit, blind, diseased and deformed folk
whose dreadful sores and pitiable malformations earn them as good or a better Uv*
ing than, the able-bodied and industrious
are often able to obtain.
L&at of all oome the lepers, and theae indeed are miserable objects. Often hava I
dropped a coin into ft band thatwas a mere
stump, all the fingers having decayed away
All these are willingly fed and supported
by the pilgrims and traders, for India la a
country where charity is carried far ovor
the verge of imbecility. To give to the
lazy loafer or the fat Brahman is quite as
meritorious as to help the sick but industrious artisan or to add a trifling comfort to
cheer the wretched leper or helpless cripple.
No questions are asked. You need out
squat by the roadside in some frequented
place, spread a filthy cloth In front of you,
hold out a hand to passers by to insure a
maintenance for life. Charity is not glveu
to relievo distress in others, but to smooth
the donor's path to heaven.
-   ���   - ��� ���
Edacate-l antl llrdtieil People Often Be
lleve tnninriu-tiui-l Tnltiitinnn.
"Fetish worship is not confined to the
ignorant as exclusively as most people imagine," said Walter Carlton, of Atlanta.
"For several years I have made more or
leaa steady inquiry into the superstitions
cherished by intelligent, cultured people)
and you oan scarcely believe how widespread
Is tho belief in charms and talismans. At
the Ponce de Leon in St, Augustine, last
winter I mot a young woman from away up
in the frozen north. She waa oue of those
superior girls who go to the roots of things,
and her learning was som-thing wonderful.
She invariably woro a queer-looking locket
at her neck, and oue day I asked ber why
she wore suoh an incongruous thing when
dressei in evening costume. She cooly told
me that it contained a charm that had
preserved her from impending danger a
number of times, and recited leveral hairbreadth escapes she had made. Upon my
inquiring what the charm was she told me
it was an African mooka stone that her
grandfather, who waB a sea-faring man,
had brought home from ono of hia voyages, and that it had exerted ft protecting influence on her mother's life as it
had on her own. That woman was one of
the few really thoroughly educated women
I have ever known, and yet she firmly be.
lleved in the supernatural properties of
that; pebble she wore iu a locket around her
neck. There are hundreds of men all over
the country, college men, too, who would
as soon leave their collare and cravats at
home as to go out without u rabbit foot in
their pockets, or who will not talk over a
business proposition without touching their
precious tatiamana. And speaking of rabbits' feet, I have been credibly Informed
that the great Henry Irving once changed
the bill from 'Hamlet' to 'The Bells' because
the rabbit foot he has always uaed fn making up for the part of tho melancholy Dane
was mislaid, and he felt a presentiment
that something dreadful would happen to
him If he used anything else to givo the
proper lines to his stage complexion. I'll
bet there are a dozen otherwise sensible
men in this hotel this minute who would
wear their stockings insido out all day if
they accidentally happened to get them on
that way in the morning. The more I look
into the interesting matter tbe more I discover to prove that superstition ia aa strong
among the educated as it is among the
They (.aimed InU Out- Myalem Over 9,01)0,
000 Mllc-t of Land Wife*.
There are now 12 transatlantic cables
connecting Kurope with Canada and the
United States, and steps have been taken
to lay a cable across the Pacific from
Britiah Columbia to Australasia hy way of
the Fiji Islands, Tho circle of the earth
will then be completed, but not so directly
as it would by a cable from America to
There are now 152,000 milea ot submarine
oablo, in round numbers, of whioh 10 per
oent. have been supplied by varimia
govornmauts, and the rest by private
enterprise. They connect into oue system
over 2,000,000 miles of land wires,ramifying
indifferent countries. The cables have
coat about ��40,000,000, and the land
lines ��05,000,000, but the money hts
been well spent, for the benefits of the
telegraph are incalculable.
It controls the commerce of the world,
whioh has now risen to nearly ��4,000,000,000
a year, or more precisely, ��1,040,000,000
ot exports, and ��1,720,000,000 of imports.
It enables international disputes to he
settled without recourse to arms, as in
18S1, when the British Cabinet wore in
direct communication with the Boer
leaders of the Transvaal. It brings a
war that has broken out to a speedy
conclusion, and keeps the public informed
of Its hourly progress, as in the oase of
Egypt, where the bombardment of
Alexandria was known in London a few
minutes after the first shot was fired, and
telegrams were despatched from the battle*
fields ofSuakim, in the Eastern Soudan,
while the fighting was going on.
Above all, by putting the remotest parts
of the world in contact with eaoh other, it
tends to dettroy the bairiera of inolation
and prejudice, making antipathy give place
to nympathy.and hatred to lovingkindness.
A Friendly Tip.
Native���"Wall, who be yon ?"
Stranger���"I am ono of a committee appointed to investigate the question aa to
why ao many lyncbings occur in thia   section."
Native���"Wall, I'll tell yoh, honost. It's
aause go many strangors came here a-pokin'
their noses into other people's business."
Bananas as Food.
A chemical examination of a ripe banana
shows that it contains of tissue-forming
food nearly five per cent., of fat about one
per cent., of BUgar twenty per cent., of
water seventy-four per cent., while
the indigestible substances and starch are
present to the extent of about one per
cent. Such an analysis aeema to prove
that the banana may well be classed anion-*
Properly to interpret suoh an analysis
we should compare it with that of some
well-known article of diet, as, for instance
milk, which contains approximately four
per cent., of tissue-forming substances,
four per cent., of fat, five per cent, of
sugar, and eighty-eight per cent, of
In other words, a hanana contains about
twice as muoh of solid digestible matter as
We must remember, however, that It is
uot always the amount of solid matter
present in a given artiole which renders it
of value as a food, but rather the relative
proportion in which tho d fferent nutrient**
Milk establishes its priority over the
banana, inasmuch aa thu dilTorent digestible substances present ure in more nearly
the proportion required hy the human
economy. The excess of solids in the
banam. is entirely due to the extra amount
of sugar.
Of itself, an extra amount of sugar ia by
no means a detriment, since it is uaed in
aupply ing to the body the heat necessary to
ita work, The invariable law of hygiene,
however, is that the relative propjrtlon
between the different solids must not be -A
changed. *
Compared with other fruits, like the
apple the banana will ba fouud to contain
nearly ten per cent, less water, a deficiency
whioh i.i more than made up by the increased amount of solids.
Tho examination of the banana which
gave us the above figures waa that of the
ripe fruit, the difference between it and tha
green fruit being that the large percentage
of Bugar in the ripe fruit Appears as starch
in the green fruit.
When we remember that starch has to
be changed to sugar before it can bo used,
we shall readily understand tlio importance
of offering only tho perfectly ripe fruit to a
young or weakened stomach, which is
unable to take care of suoh a large amount
of starch.
Wo may sum up our study of the banana,
then, by saying that if eaten green and too
rapidly by a young child, or a person of
limited digestive powers, it ia distinctly a
pernioioua food, otberwiao decidedly a good
Bad Air and Neuralgia.
The late James Hinton it waa, I think
(says Dr. Andrew Wilson), who said pain
waa the cry of a uerve for healthy blood,"
Now, I am by no means sure that we can
very much improve on this definition of
pain. Whether It is inflammation of tht
nerve or of its sheath which causes the pain
of neuralgia (the word itself meana "an
aching nerve"), I doubt uot Hinton was
right in the main. When our ayatem gets
"out of order," aa the popular phrase has
it, and when we are "run down (\thioh is
another way of saying that we want reit
and change and bracing up), it is not by
any means a far-fetched thought to suppose
that the blood is uot up to the mark in
quality. If then, the nervous system at
large, or some special nerve in particular
is not getting what it aud every other part
ot the body needs���a supply of healthy,
good-quality blood���we may well conceive
that pain ie only the result of this want of
the nocQEsary condition for the hoalthy,
painless life of the nervous elements. I
was once much struck by the case ofa
friend of mine, which illustrates vory
well to my mind the bringing on of
neuralgia by conditions which are the
reverse oi healthy. If over ho had to sit in
a crowded,ill-ventilated room, ball, church,
or other building, he inevitably had
neuralgia of the ordinary kind in the form
of "tic." Wheu ho had been in the open
air for some time, when apparently his
lungs had inhaled pure air, when he had
got rid of the poisonous matters nf the iih
ventilated atmosphere, and when his brain
had got clearer by reason of the purity of
the blood circulating through it, away went
his neuralgia pains. He had had suoh a long
experience of this faot that he dreaded to
5o anywhere amidat foul air. Supposing
am right in my interpretation of his case,
I should say here waa an instance in which
an impure condition of blood caused
neuralgia���that is,gave to the nerves blood
they could not put up with���and in which
tbe opposite state of pure blood oured it.
Dr, Buzz.ird himself specially mentions foul
air as a condition against which neuralgiaur
people should be ou their guard.
RxpreaaloiiHby Antipodean neonates ta tke
Australian papers juat to hand have in*
tervieWH with the delegates to the Inter.
colonial Conference at Ottawa,, who had
ust returned home,
Mr. F. B. Suttor, of Melbourno, Australia, expresses himself as follows in a
reoent issue of the Sydney Morning
Herald: "All the colonial delegates to the
Ottawa Conference were struck by the
unbounded hospitality of the Canadian
people, and their enthusiastic reception
everywhere. Ho believed a great doat of
good would result from the conference,
ven If thore was no immediate benefit.
Nodoubt beforo long the Pacific oablo
would be laid,as none of thediflieulties were
insurmountable. Ultimately considerable
tr.ulo would be curled on between Canada
and Australia. Federation had materially
Misted Canada,"
Mr. Thymic, the dologato from Queans
land, arrived homo on September 2X In
an interview with a representative of Tho
Sydney Daily Telegraph, he nays: "When
in Canada tho Auatralian reprebontatives
began to talk to business men, and hold
out their colonies as virtually unexplored
territory for Canadian commerce, they
were met with tha retort that 'Oh, you
have such a devcraity of tariffs down at the
antipodes. If we send goods to Sydney,
and they can't find a market there, we
have to face another taritl' when we get to
Melbourne, and another at Adelaide, and
It is things like the variety and diver*
vergenoe of Australian tarilfs that have
confirmed Mr. Thynne's belief in federation,
1 have alivaya been a hetiever in federation,' he said, 'but if I had not I should
be after my visit to Canada. These Australian colonies are playing a very foolish
part in remaining disunited. We are losing money by it, losing standing, losing
the best opportunities for development of
the country. We all aot ourselves to work
to diacovcr aomo disaidonce in tho matter
of federation,and from ono end of the conn-
try to the othor the peoplo were practically
unanimous that union wonld bo inestimable
aervice to the country. Wo spoko to poli-
tioians of oil shades of opinion, to members
of tho provlnaial Parliaments, nnd to all
classes in tho community'���tbo delegates
must liavo dono a lot of talklug���'but not
one voico did we hoar raised against it,' "
Tho UiskB of thc iargcaii ;,'il",'iivii   mammoth ever dug -j;1 wefgbtd 30-1 [*oui*-li-. UNDER A CLOUD.
Night at the Foreland���and a dark night;
the moon not due for hours, and when she
rose not likely to bo seen for the heavy
elouda which blotted uu- tho stars. Lights
were out in the groat building, which stood
np by day (,luQmy. many windowed, and
forbidding on the huge promontory, crossed
by wall and works, and with sontriea between tho convict establishment and the
mainland. The other three sides had the
wave*-, which washed the nearly perpendicular precipices, for warders, aud it waa
only hero and there that an active man well
acquainted with the cliffs could descend to
tho sea, and such un acquaintancoBhip was
not likely to be made by tho wretched men
marched out, fettered and guarded, to the
great quarries day after day, and thon oare*
fully watched back tu their colls.
At times tho sentinel duty outside the
luilding could eaaily bn relaxed on tbo sea
side, for tho billows came thundering in,
amiting thu polished rocka aud flying high
in air with a deafening dint hut on a calm,
warm, durk night, when it waa possible for
a boat to approach clone in, a stricter watch
wan kept, lest one of the more hardened
prisoner** should contrive to elude tho vigilance within the building.- and makea desperate ellort to win his freedom.
But, as a rule, attempts at evasion were
made when the mon were man bod out to
the quarries, when a dash wonld be made
during a sea fog, or a convict would crawl
ln'<- some hollow among the freshly hewn
Btones, and lie thero, hoping not to be missed till he made good his escape.
On this particular night a young member
of the warder guard stood,rifle on shoulder,
looking out to sea from the mere shelf of
level rook near the top of the cliff.
A great sloamor was muking her way
inwn channel, and her 11 *lits shone like
-tarn away nn the black waters.
"West Indy or South America ;and a
Dutch boat, I should any, muttered the
���entry; and he tamed his eyes to where,
well up under the shelter oi the great
promontory, the lights of several vessels
showed whero they lay ut anchor.
"Thia is a miserable dog's life," muttered
the man, "and 1 get precious aick of it, but
,1 think I'd rather be here than there. One
can feel bottom and be Bate���sailors can t,
Thn t oue. nighest in is the little mtui-o'-wur.
Suppose, and yon's the big one. How
dark it ia 1"
Ue atood thore trying to pierce thc
btaekneis, out of which the anchor lights
ot the "hips stood like atura, but he could
ee nothing savenlaintbluish-greonygleam
Mr aud then far below, whoro the
phf-tpli iresoi ni-e of the sen washed gently,
ike mi much luminous oil, over tho bases
of the olills und played among the masses
of seaweed lying awash,
"How miked tho sea is of a dark night.
Fancy going sailing right away yotidor,not
knowing what you may hit upon next.
Shore's good enough fur me, even if ita
being at Foreland conviot prison, with u
day otf uow and then."
Ho turned his face shoreward, looking
across tho bay, dotted witb faint lights, to
where tbe rod lamps of the harbor shone
out with their lurid glow.
"That's better/' he aaid aa he followed
the curve of the Bhore, wilh tho faint golden gleam aent up by the gas lumps which
dotted th*.- bow liko bo many bright beads
strung along the shore, on and on by tho
line ol houses facing tho aea front, till they
ran out for a ahort diatance to sea, and
ended in quite a eluater, out of whioh
[lashed one with a bluish glare, whose r.iys
ant the darkness, for it was thc. electric
light at thc eud of the pior,
"Hand's playing,"said tho mau, listening
intently ; but th< distance across the curve
to the town pici was too great and he
could make out nothing but a stray note of
k cornet now and then,
"Come play up louder, ohl man ; can't
hear. Nothing like a bit of music now and
then. That's ouo good in being a soldier:
you do have a band, while wo poor beggars
have to carry a rifle without. But there, a
man can drop this when he likes, and a
loldier can't.'
He took a turn or two up and down, and
i* lipped again to look np the steep cliff
Jlope running high above him from the
shelf on which his duty lay, this being
over one of the spots where it would bo
poasible for a daring cragsman to get down
to the Be*.
"Shouldn't mind a glass of beer," he
thought, "Salt in the air, I suppose.
Well I can get that by and by. Cord,
what's a fellow got to grumble about! How
would it be to do one's bit inside 1 Somo
of 'tm pu>�� pretty dear for their littio
games, and oue can't help ieeling aorry for
one now and then. Bah I lot's ot 'cm are
bost there, They'd think no moro of coming behind me in the dark anil chucking
mv into the sea than kissing their bauds,
Ugh I" he ejaculated, with a shtkdder, as
he gripped his pioco moro tight,iy,and gave
ft sharp glaucij round mid up abovo him at
tho black crags, "What a fool I ain to
think of suoh things, only a ohap can't help
it in such a lonely place. Well,one side fa
safe," he said with a laugh. "So aro tho
others, stupid. 1'oor devi'a 1 Not much
chance for any of them coming out for a
quiet pipo to-nigln."
A faint note or two from the distant band
on the pier floated to the warden, and he
went on musing t
" Now, I dtssay if I waH
ovor yonder having a smoke and
listening to that nuiaia 1 ahouhl think
nothing of it, and he for getting back somewhere to have a bit o' supper ; nut because
'm here and can't get near it overy tootle
of that old cornet aouuds Vavmily; nmi the
lighta seem grand. It was just the same
down at homo ��� there was our big old apple
tree, the Ueunet-Moylo, fts I could got up
When I Uked, or knock as many down as 1
pleased with mother's clothes props���good
applea they was, too; but thoywouldn t do
������onealwaya wanted to getover Thomson's
walls to smug those old hard baking pears,
which was like nibbling the knobs otf the
top of the bed-posts."
He laughpil until his shoulders shook.
*' Poor old Thompson I" be said half
alond. "Said he'd have some of us put in
prison for stealing. Wonder whether some
of these poor heugara began that way and
then went on. Humph! niaybp. Well, they
should have known bitter,"
He continued his march up and down
for a whilo, and then stopped once more,
groi nded his piece, and stood there quite
invisible to anyone a tow yards away, Ua
Went on thinking about the town at the
heud of the hay, and the mualc, and of how
time w��b going \ and then his thoughts
went back to the great body of dangerous
criminals shut up in the huge, grim buildings, and of how much depended on the
oare and diligence cf those in charge���a ,
mero handful compared to thoao they'
"Only we've got lhe law on our side and
they haven't, ho thought; and as the
thought run through Ids brain ho felt the
blood pulsate sharply and there was a !:oavy
throb ut bis lioari, lor there was a peculiar
sound away lo his right, high up the steep
alone of the clitf. as if u atone hud boen dis*
lodged ftnd had slipped down a few yards
before stopping in a cleft.
He stood listening intently, bnt the
Bound was not repeated���all was still aa
death; but the man's pulses had been stirred, and his heart beat in a manner that
waa painful.
It was not that he waa particularly
wanting in courage, but, shut in there by
tho darknesa, ifa waa impossible to keep
hack the though', that a desperate man who
had stolen out or hidden might be lurking
close by ready to spring npon him in an
unguarded moment, drive him off the cliff
shelf which formed his beat, and all would
be over In an instant. For a fall there
meant death by drowning or the fearful
crash on to the rooks below."
" They shan't take me unawares," he
thought,and then ho hesitated as to whether
he should give the alarm by firing hia
In an instant be had raised it and hia
finger was on the trigger, but he did not
mako its flash out the darkness for a
moment and iu report run re-echoing along
tho clnl's,
"What fort" he said to himself; "bring
the fellows here te laugh at me because I
heard a rabbit on the move. I should never
hoar the last of it."
He again grounded his piece, but very
aoftly. and stood with his back to the sea
and straining his ryes in the direction from whence the sound had come, but
the stones that towered up were all blurred
together into one black mass, and though
ho fancied several times over that be oould
mike out the figure of a man half hidden
by some projection, he was fain to confess
directly after that it was all fanoy,
"But fanoy or not, "I don't mean to be
takeu on tho grand hop"���and he did not
atir from his position where he atood on the
very edge of the cliff shelf, but kept on
glancing to right aud left along tho stone
path, and sweeping the slope in front.
Ten miuuteB passed like this���ten long-
drawn intervals of time���and then the man
threw up his rifle and stood ready, fully expecting an at tack,certain now that there had
been good reason for the dielodginent of
the stone. For from high up on the top
uf one of tho ranges of prison buildings a
sound rang out which sent a thrill through
the watcher's nur ves.
It waa the alarm bell, which might m-^an
tlie escape of prisoners or an attack from
u deadly enemy ; but it could not be the
latter, for there was no reflection of a
Mow for it 1" muttered the man, with
his finger on the trigger, prepared for the
rush of a man or men, and he thought
over the formula he must utter before he
I don't want to hurt anybody," he
said softly, " but no one shall drive me
overwithout getting something first. It's,
that Kat-.*lift Highway chup at bis games
again. 1 wit-h they'd hang him or send
bun somewhere else."
And he thought of a warder who had
been disabled for lite, and another who
waa absent twelve months, both from injuries Inflicted by a savage brute whom all
the mon feared.
Another instant and all doubts were at
in end, for there waa a bright flash, and
lirectly after tbe heavy,reverberating roar
of a gun.
"Sharp's the word 1" aaid the man softly
as, taught by training, his finger involuntarily drew forth a loud clicking from the
loco* of the piece ho held ; and aa he stood
there, breathing hard, every nerve and
muscle was on the strain, for he could hear
stops coming rapidly iu hiB direction, and
they iiiiut pass him���there was no other
way ; and it meant a desperate attack made
by men armed with hammers and bars,
perhaps only stones, and on the warder's
jii.rt drty and self defense.
"So* cone's number crossed out," he
muttered fiercely, for thero was no feeling
of dread now.
Then a change came over him as, with an
intense feeliny of satisfaction, he grasped
the fact that the measured beat of feet was
that of their more disciplined men.
lie challenged, aud there was the reassuring response,
" Anyone lieen thin way 1" cried a sergeant breathlessly as he halted four men.
Three of 'em got out and half killed
two wardera. Tbey came along here we
Nobody been this way."
Keep a sharp lookout, then. We're
going ou, Challonge, of courae but, if they
don't stand let them have it. They won t
spare you. Ready, there j we'll go ou to
the next post, uud oome back directly."
" Stop 1" said the sentry huskily ;    "
thought I beard a stone roll down from up
yonder a few minutes ago,'
"They are there, theu," oried the sergeant, "sale enough. Now, then," ht
shouted ; " the game's up, my lads. Give
in. No stones, or I'll give orders to fire.
Heady, there ; preaent 1"
Thero was a dead silence.
"Nobody oould get over the cliff here,''
growled one of the men. "Monkeys might,
"Silence 1" oried tho sergeant. "They
must be there. Now, then, will you come
down, or are we to pick you off?"
"Hush I   What'B that?"
The unmistakable rattling of stones and
a scrambling sound an if someone had slip,
"Hah I that's good enough. Now, theu,
fa itsurronder ?"
Silence again, and the darkness iu front
blacker than ever,
"You will have it, then," cried Lho sergeant. "One and four, a dozen paces right
and loft."
The evolution was performed, aud then
with a mau on each sid-i of him the sergeant
once more shouted to the convicts to give
"Hi, look out I" roared one of the warders.
"In the Queen's name, surrend "
A dull, heavy blow, ftnd a groan were
hoard nlmoit together, cutting short the
serge**,!*' 'h challenge*, for a heavy piece of
rook struck him full in the face, while a
couple moro blocks whizzed by the others,
to fall heavily far below where they stood.
Simultaneously three dark figures bounded
on to tho edge and mado at the little group,
The attack waaeo sudden and direful in
its results that the wardorsgave way right
and left, while the convicts stooped, literally glided over the edge of thn path, and
began Ui decern! the horribly steep cliff.
"Don't keep togethor," oried a hoarse
voice from below. "Every man for himself now."
Fire' nhouted ono of the wardera; and
almost together three rifles flashed out
their contents, -ollowed by a derisive
Theu tho warder who had been ordered
off to the right tired,and aa the shot echoed
along the oliff there was a terrible cry,
followed by a rush as of something falling,
"Now, thon, surrender!*' cried one of
the warders, who was reloading rapidly,
just as rapid steps were beard coming along
tho path.
'Where are they V shouted an authoritative voice as ten or a dozen more men were
now halted on the sheli-lika path.
"Right down hate, sir. One of 'em
Halt, there! Do you hear, men? Surrender at onoe; you can't canape."
No reply, but thoao above could hear the
scuffling noise of thoao descending and tho
rattle of a heavy Btooe, followed by a dull
"Your blood be on your own hends.then,"
said the ofiicor who bad now come up.
"Unco inoro ; In the Queen's name, surreu*
No answer, but tho hurried rustle of the
descending fugitive**
Sharp orders were given, and then came
the fatal word:
"Fire I"
Several rifles rattled out their deadly
challenge now, aud as the warders peered
over into the darkness, np through the
heavy smoke came a peculiar snarl, more
like the cry of a savage beast than the utterance of a human throat, while directly
after, sanding a thrill of horror through
the men who were looking down, there
waa the sound ol the heavy plunge as of
Bomething falling from a great height into
the sea.
Then silence, save that the heavy breathing of the warders was audible as they
listened for the ory, "Help I" which they
expected to hear from the water when tbe
wounded man rose to the surface, not ono
of tbe guard daring in his own mind to think
upon either of the shots fired as being fatal.
At that moment there was a flash from
off the sea a quarter of a mile away, and a
few moments later another glare, both
sending a brilliant path ot light across the
smooth water. And now, plainly seen in
the midst of a bluish halo on the black
night, there stood ont the rigging and hull
of a ship, with figures moving here and
there - two boats were lowered down, and
directly after the water flashed aud apirk
led as oars wore dipped, and the man-of-
war cutters, with their armed crews, were
rowed in toward the rocks.
By this time there were fresh arrivals on
the cliff pat h,tho firing having drawn there
men bearing lanterns, and the ollicer in
charge shouted:
"Got them?"
"No, sir," said the officer respectfully,
"Sergeant Lisa is down badly hurt with a
stone, and Raddou'a shoulder Is hurt."
"But the prisoners, man ?" cried 'Ae
newcomer,evidently one high in authority.
"I'm afraid, sir���-���"
"The prisoners?"
"Below hero somewhere, sir���two of
thern. "
"Yea, and the othert"
"We were obliged to tire, sir, and there
was a ory, aud we heard one fall into the
"Who was the inventor of the modern
cigarette?" "The fool killer."
Were yon left muoh iu your uncle's
will?"   "Ves confound it,   completely."
Customer���'-'What have you in Lhe shape
of oranges !" Grocer���Well, we have baseballs."
Attorney (badgering witness)���"Now
sir, would yon liko to swear-���" Witness
���"Yes, I would."
Billing and cooing flourish during the
honeymoon. Afterward the billing sometimes stops the cooing.
Mr. Gamble���"Would you liko to take a
chance in a lottery, Miss Overage ?" Miss
Overage (bluahlngly)���"This is so sudden
sic I"
"No," said Mra. Fisher, "I don't call
myself a lady, but simply a plain woman."
"Well," said MrB. Candor, "You're plain
enough; that's a fact."
Florence���"How did that daub of a
picture Nellie received for ft birthday gift
impress you T" Artist���"Very well, when
I finished painting it,"
He���"Do you think blondes have more
admirers than brunettes?" She���"I don't
know. Why not ask some of thc girla who
have had experiences in both capacities ?"
'Isn't it queer," said Maud. "l'vo never
seen my fiance ?" "What! Never seen
him ?" "No," said Maud. "l'vo never
seen him.   He's never asked me."
We should bo thankful for small mercies," said tbe boarding-house mistress.
"We have to be," replied the star boarder,
as he gazed at the diminutive turkey.
Returned bride*���" Nobody thought wo
were a bridal couple." Friend���"Not
How did you deceive them ?" Returned
bride���" We tried to act as though we
' I hear bo muoh about your beautiful
pioturca, Mr. Cadmium ; do you tbink you
could paint my portrait?"    " I don't think
.   You seel ouly paint from nature,"
The turkey is not a brilliant bird,
When all is douo and aaid,
For on all great occasions
He's sure to lose his head.
Belle���" I wouldn't marry a man who I
thought knew less thau I did," Blanche���
" Nor I; but I wouldn't mind if 1 meroly
thought that he thought so,"
Mrs. Fogg (looking out at the window)
���"There's Mr. Cray ahovelliug off his
sidewalk." Mr. Fogg���" the duece he
is ! Wonder what ollico ha is going to run
That fellow Hicks is a queer duck. Ho
never knows when he is beaten.'' " Pob 1
What an absurd man ! Why, even my
boy, when 1 beat him knows it mighty
Heoker���" How Is it you drink only one
or two glosses of beer during tho evening
instead of fifteen or twenty?" Decker���
" I am trying to contract n bad habit."
Mr. Mildeyes (seeking a reconciliation)���
You're prettier uow, Emma, than you
uned to be." Mrs. Mil It-yes (atill angry)���
"That's right���tell me to my face that I
used to bf. homely."
Friend���"I wonder, Ethel, that you
allowed that Frenchman to kiss ynu in the
conservatory." Ethel���"Ioouldn thelp it."
Friend���"Why couldn't you?" Ethel���"Be-
canse I can't speak Frenoh,"
Country customer���"How many yards
ot this goods does it tako to make a dreaa ?"
Seller���"With or without?" Country customer���"With or without. What do you
mean?"   Seller���"Puffed sleeves,"
I'ruyu���"Does the term 'loan exhibition1
mean that all the pictures here are loaned ?"
Bniaoh���"I do not sn understand it. 1
think tbat it moans rather that the few
good piotures here feel very lonesome."
"Lyersby was telling me that he had a
dream that an angel appeared and told htm
that he would go straight to heaven when
he died. Now, what doyou think of that?"
"O, that's just like him���he couldn't even
dream the truth."
Ethel���"How did you like the play last
night?" Maude���"Oh, above everything!
Harry was with mo, and you know what
company he is' Well, there waa nothing
whatever in tho play to distract my a'.tun.
tion, and I juat reveled in Harry's conversation.
DUlyfto caller)���"So glad to seo you.
But you look weary." Dally*���"Yes? Well,
I've been shopping all tbe afternoon aud
1 am tired." Dillv���"What did you aeo?
Buy anything?" Dally���Had a delightful
time. The stores are full of exquisitely
beautiful things, I bought a lovely brownie
"Lady of the house-Listen,Charlotte,I am
going to give a party, supper and ft dance.
Now, you will nave to show what you can
do, ao as to keep up the credit of my
establishment." Cook���"With pleasure,
ma'am, but I can only dance the waltz uud
the polka. You will hive to excuse me
from the quadrilles,"
Fake Wood for Pianos.
Treated birch becomes mahogany of rare
beauty, and "soaked" maple goes into all
'ebony" pianos now. So oleverly is the
"fake** wood "weighted" that nothing
short of borings v/ill provo the deception.
Maple mahogany is soaked through to a
depth of four inches, and will polish even
better than the genuine wood.
A Nursery Barometer.
Littio Sister���"IV'fraid it's goin'to r��,in."
Little Brother���"Why ?"
Little Sister���"I'u boen tryin' for most a
hour to make dolly stand tip, an'sho falls
over evt'iv time,    I desa her corns hurt,"
A Dainty Pincushion, This.
Dainty is just the word for it. One can
h-irdly imagine how pretty and delicate it
*.���; till one sees it, as the writer did to-day
It is made entirely of " baby ribbon," the
tiny satin ribbon with perfectly plain edt?e.
Two colors���in this case, lavender and
white���are woven closely together, aa the
little sketch shows, alternating the colors.
Then at each oorner is ��� usee nee, a very gen'
erous bow of the ribbon, with the colors
prettily intermingled. The cushion should
he small, pertectly square and tilled quite
full and plump with whatever *'stuffing"
is preferred. There may bu a sprinkling
of sachet powder in the filling to add to the
daintiness of the little gift. Gold and
white, pink and white, or pale " baby blue"
and whito make very pretty combinations
of color.
A Stormy Day.
An observant writer, who profetaea to
havo studied feminine human nature, says:
"A rainy day has attractions fnr a woman'*
soul that the sunshine in all its glory cannot dispel. Not a day when the drizzle is
just enough to keop one from going out
with comfort, bnt a di.y when there is a
genuine down pour. It is on such occasion -
wheu going out is almost an impossibility,
when the fire light is so winsome, and the
brightest rooms have a twilight dimness,
that, a woman, secure from visitora,puts on
a wrapper, draws a low rocking chair into
the firelight, and rips up her last winter's
dress. A woman alwaya reserves work of
this kind for just such a day, and she takes
the keenest pleasure in the tearing down of
a seam and the dust that flies out of it.
Wheu that iB finished she ransacks every
trunk and box on the premises, until she
haa unearthed stores of fur aud silk and
velvet, that till the house with the scent of
tar and camphor. -She revels in musty
reliaa aud laces yellowed with years, and
even eujoys tho strange odors that oome
trom theae long buried treasures. She
makes little heaps around herself on the
floor, and has a thoroughly good time until
the growing gloom warns her of the passing
hours, and with a gentle sigh she packs
them all away again and declares she haB
had a (lovely day.'"
Old Time Burdens.
Aa the world grows older, housekeeping
must grow more simple, A great advance
has already been made in the prepared
foods and fruits of commerce, in the sewing
machine, In ready-made olothitg and many
otherusofulinventions. Thequiltof999piecCB
made by a lady of 99 years, and triumphantly displayed at the old-time country
fairs, is no longer in evidence. It bas
yielded to the pretty whito counterpane
which oan he bought for a song. The home-
knitted stockings of which in the early
days every prospective rural bride must
have a pillow-case full, and all of her own
handiwork, have been replaced by the more
satisfactory and cheaper woven articles.
Many other things once wrought with infinite pains hy toil-worn feminine hands, have
passed into desuetude, and machine made
fabrics do duty in their stead. Most of these
home productions have happily gone into
tiu limbo of a past when women lived and
died victims to work which modern inven
tioios have rendered superfluous.
Pumpkin Pi.es.,
Th-a sugar pumpkin is now commonly
used for pies but oountry housekeepers often
make just as good pies trom tho common
pumpkin because they know how to select
one and how to prepare it. The old fashion'
ed wuy was to sweeten pumpkin pies witi
molasses and acasOn them with ginger. A
sugar pumpkin do s not need over two
hours stowing neither does it need paring
before cutting into strips for cooking. Whon
it has been cooked, rub it through a ricer
or sieve.
To two cups of strained pumpkin, wW
one pint of hot milk, half a tablespoonful
of cin amon,oue-eighth uf a grating of uut-
meg, ouo teaspoonful of salt and half a oup
of nugar. Let tliis cool slightly, then adtl
two well beaten oggn. Line a plate with
paste, fill with the pumpkiu and bake in a
moderate oven about, three-quarters of an
Mother Martyrs.
Mrs. Kate Gannett Well, thinks that
women have a fatal facility of trying to
make martyrs of themselves.
They will keep house so punctiliously
that tbey take no time for recreation of any
sort. They will give up music for the sake
of making preserves and let books remain
unopened for the sake of being wafting
maids to their daughters, putting asido all
their own tastes, because ihey believe it to
lie thoir duty. Kvery woman should be
queen dowager in ber own home with her
children as a loving retinue, and to accomplish this she must uot always be talking
and thinking of her own ucta o' eclf sacrifice, a name by which duty and devotion
are eo often mis called.
Engaging a Servant
Business methods are necessary to sue.
seaa in all departments nf life. May it
not be truu that one cause of the lack of
harmony between many housekeepers and
their servants is tho absence ef business
methods? Tho girl Mint goes into the store
or the office has certain duties unsigned to
her, and she Is not expected to perform
extra service without compensation in
accordance. It muy not be possiblo ao to
arrange tho work of tho hounohold that a
certain number of hours a day should be
devoted to work but it ia possible to in iko
a closer approach to ayatematia methods
than ia found in many f ami lien.
Designations of Groups of Animals,
The ingenuity of the Bportsmau iB per-
hapj no better illustrated than by the nae
to which he puts the English language to
designate particular groups of animala.
Tho following is ft list ofthe terms whioh
have been applied to the varioua classes:
A covey of patridges, a nide of pheasants,
a wisp of snipe, a flight of doves or swallows, a muster of peacocks, a siege of
herons, a building of rooks, a brood of
grouse, a plump of wild fowl, a stand of
plovers, a watch of nightingales, a clattering of doughs, a flock of goese, a herd or
bunch of cattle, u bevy of quails, a cast of
hawks, a trip of dottrel, a swarm of bees,
a s- hool of whales, a school of herrings, a
herd of swine, a skulk of foxes, a pack of
wolvea, n drove of oxen, u sounder of hogs,
a troop of monkeys, a pride of lions, a
sleuth of bears, a gang of elk,
Nipped In the Bud.
Jnck���" Vive dollars isn't Inuoh money,
Is it ?"
John���" It'a five dollars more than I
would lend Anybody of my ncqnahitancc
theso hard times."
The Deplorable Condition of a Young
Lady in Brockville.
A rase .hat   tUaAg (Tirb Uteres!-
Weak,   tu   -j    ":*-*:    ������.*,   and  vre.
q��Milly <-t>uriL^_ -* *.er Ned-Again
Kajej-I-M-. Cam-pltte lira lib.
From the UrooltWHe Recorder.
Readers of the Recorder have nc
doubt followed with interest tho many
instances related in these columua of recoveries��� sometimes of a very remarkable nature, of persons affected with diseases of different kinds, by the use of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Apart from
the marvellous recoveries, the accounts
were interesting to the people of Brockville and vicinity from the fact that thia
town is the bome of the Dr. Williams'
Co., and the place where the celebrated
medicine is made. The family of Mr.
Thomas Humble, residents on Park
street north, furnish a oase of suoh recovery no leu notable than many previously published, that will be of
particular interest in this con - mity,
Mr. Humble U an employes of L'-oVle ft
Co., brewers, and is well known and
highly respected by many of our citizens.
The member ot his family whose oure we
have mentioned, is his eldeat daughter
Carrie, a girl of about nineteen yearsofaga.
The facts in the caae were fitat brought to
the notice of tbe Recorder by Mr. Wm,
fiirks, a well-known merchant tailor, who
on one occasion a-isiated in removing Miss
Humble, who waa attacked with a fit of
extreme weakness while attending service
In tbe George street Methodist, church,
The other evening a reporter visited the
bome of tlio family in question, and npon
stating his mission to Mrs, Humble, the
story of the oase was briefly related, not,
however, with any desire for notoriety,
but rather a determination ou her part that,
it should be given if it might in the least
be of benefit to others similarly afflicted.
According to her mother's story, Miss'
Hum bio's illness dates baok to the summer
of 1889. Her trouble was extreme weakness and exhaustion, oauaed by weak aod
watery blood, She was subject to severe
headaches, heart palpitation and other
symptoms whioh follow a depraved condition of the blood. Often while down
street on business the young lady would
become so exhausted by the walk as to be
scarcely ablo to set home, and she was
frequently confined to ber bed for weeks at
a time, and had to have her meals carried
to her. For a period of over threo years
she was almost continually under medical
treatment. The doctors' medicine would
pi ve >f benefit while being taken, bnt as
so n a the treatment was discontinued,
tbe patient would become worse. Her
friends were much discouraged and feared
she would not recover. In the winter of
1893 Mrs. Humble read of a similar oase
where a cure was brought about by tho nae
of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. This prompted her to give them a trial in her daughter's case, who was at the time so weak
that she could not leave her room. The
result was remarkable. There was soon a
marked Improvement, and by the time
two boxes were used Miss Humble appeared to be ao much recovered that the
treatment waa discontinued. But it
liter became evident that the patient had
not been fully restored, for after a few
months there was a return of the trouble.
M iss Humble was sent on a visit to some
friends in the United States in the hope
tbat a change of air would prove beneficial,
but she returned to ber home worse than
when she went away. Her mother was
then determined to give Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills a further trial, and the result
proved most gratifying, as the girl's health
has beeu completely restored, and she is
to-day as well and strong as any girl of ber
age, Mrs. Humble told the story of her
daughter's illness and recovery with an
impreasiveness that carried conviction of
its absolute truthfulness. Miss Humble
also corroborated ber mother's statements,
and lhey can be vouched for by many of
her friends In the church! the Sunday'
nh'jol and other.
lu. Williams' Pink Pillaare an unfailing
/uro for all troubles resulting from poverty
of the blood or shattered nerves, and where
fiven a lair trial they never fail ia cases
ike the above related. Hold by all dealers,
ft* sent port paid at 60 oenta a box, or ft
boxes for $2.50, by addressing the Dr.*
Williams' Medicine Co., Brookvill-, Out,
or Schenectady, N. Y. See that tbe regis-
ered trans mark is on all packages.
Serinu*- illness of Commander Booth.
A despatch from Chicago says-Commander Ballington B'inth, of the Salvation
Army, is critically ill. Ihe siak chamber
is kept in total darkness and absolute quiet
All visitors are forbidden to see him
Telegrams, mails, and all buaiiiea.i are kept
from him. Thursday night he was very
reatloss. Ten days and nights of pain and
unrest have made their wasting work tell
very noticeably on his delioate frame. Nothing positively encouraging can be said of
his condition at preaent.
Enthusiasm flourishes in adversity, kindle
In the hour of dungerj and awakens to deed
of renown.���Chalmers,
CftUrrh��� Use Nasal Balm, Quick, positive oure,   boethlag, "leaniing, lieu ling.
f\ -/eteraiVs Story
Mr. Jo*><*i'*-> Hrm-
nitri-ich, an old soldier,
f*20 K. 1-tflth Bt, N.Y.
City, writes us voluntarily. Iu it;r,2, at the
battlo of Fair Oaks, ho
was stricken with
ly-ihold fever, ami
after a long strugglu In
hospital.**, lasting several yoars, was discharged ns iiicunihlo
^^^^^^^^^ with CoHMaMptitm*
Dootors said both lungs wero nltecleil mid ho
noiild not livo long, hut u cnimwlu meed him
to try Hood's H:*.rs;ipiirllla. Motor** ho hnd
lini -lied on** bottle his cough lii'i'iin to get loose,
.ho --linking sensntion Isft, and nlKht sweats
Kn*w lest and less. ITe Is now In good health
mu cordially recommends
Hood's Sarsaparilla
i-s n general blood purifier niu! lank med*.-*
iui>, especially to bis comrade** In tha Cl. A. it
HOOD'8 PlLLS aro Kirnd --.nil*-, and aro par
set In composition, proportion and appearance.
Job. Hcminvrlcli.
i rf..MAM rOougliB and  Coldu,
I ]P|W{chitlB, Grippe, Oronp
1 UUlUkJlwhAnnlnir   Ornish   0
Have Yon Cnnght Oold A
aro Von Coughing       I
)u Lnlolette'i Syrup of Tuptloe
The Most Palatable, the Safest
and BfioBt Effectual'
��->o-x*- ���X'o-t-a,*****' smA OW
fCoughs and   Colds,   Bronchitis, Grippo. Oronp.
Whooping Cough Catarrh,
And all affoction* of lho Throat or Lungs
25o. & 6ac. per Bottle.    C3rTI*U IT.
Road what those who have u-ied it nnj:
Mm. llobort Lurslon, No. il Austin avenua.
Toronto, says :-l hava used Dr. Iiavlalei U. S
Synip of Tarueallne In hit family for poflgMj
oold* mid brsnohlti-., and I muit certainly mf
that it has wnwet ItWll to ba tha moat effect*
Ivnreuiedv I ftnve ���vor n-wd. boing pie-want
iotakaauddolsg Us work spaadlly and well.
Il alfjrds m>- great pleasare to apeak of it as I
have found It.
your Drug/flat oan procure It fk-oan
any wholesale Lotus
* ��� airoct from tho proprietor
!, ftustoYB Laviolette, Ml
232 & 234 St. Paul St., Montr?*!*
Charlatans and Quack:.
Havo long plied their vocation up '.he -.uttering pedals of the people. t T1* .jife has
pared to the quick ; caw-** applications
have tormented the viciu.. of corns until
the couviotion shaped itielt���there's no
oure. Pntnam'a Paiulesa Corn Extractor
proves on wnat slender basis public opiuion
often rente. If you surTei from corns get
the Extractor and you will le aatiuged.
Sold overywher*.
During the reign of Charles I. of England everyhu.ly wore boota and spurtt.
whether ho   ever mounted a  liorse or not.
Qt idt of Neuralgia.
There Is no nse In fooling with Miralgi*.
It is a ifisease tbat gives way -nly to the
most powerful remedies. No remedy vet
discovered has given tho grand results th-ib
invariably attends the employment of Pol*
son'a Nerviline, Nerviline ia a positive
speoifio for all nerve pains, and ont-bt to De
kept on hand in every family. Sold every
where, 25 centa a ���uvtIn.
It la mid on ft enaranteo hy all drur**-
glsta, I�� ourea Incipient Oonaumptioa
bid Is the bost Cough n-*"i Ow***- ���"������-
Anaemic  Women
with pale or sallow complexions,
or suffering from skin eruption*
or scrofulous blood.will find quick
relief in Scott's Emulsion. Ail
of the stages of Emaciation, and s
general decline of health, arc-
speedily cured.
taltes away the pale, haggard look
that comes with General Debility.
It enriches the blood, stimulates
the appetite, creates healthy flesh
and brings back strength and
vitality. ForCoughs,Golds,SoreThroat,
Bronchitis, Weak Lungs, Consumption
���nd Wasting Dlseasss of Childron.
Sent/or our pamphlet.  Mailed FREE.
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edited by A S. VOOT,
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*nrl-t:v��, PuMtahrr. Toronto Out.
LADIU8.-Hsiid t ! in for Medicated St-ons**
Madame de Fross, DO Matiland St. Toronto,
Every home should tWTt
Kndnrsmt hy all DooUrt
and Scientists.
PRICE $6.00.
Manufactured by OAN. GEAR OO,
������*f ff*"4 ft'^P ROO T5*
i -PyriAfiiwi cruRcres. t(; H o n to
Canada Permanent
Loan and Savings Company.
onice-Toronto St. Toronto.
Sm*ncrtbod Capital...7^.7. I 5,��00,t)M
Pud up capital.  ��.WQ,ooi
F.cnorvud Funds    1.JSM.0W
Total Asset* lB.MO.'tM
The onlnrged capital and resooreoe of this
Company, together with the increased faa.lt*
tit-*- It now haa for mipplylng land owners win
tbonp monoy, onablo tbo Directum to meal
I'lth proinpinoss all requirements for loans
npon nuUrifuctor'y real estate soonrlty. AppUj
tuition maybe mode to the "jonipanjr'B local
Appraisers, or to....
.Managing Director.
CtlflPiTlfltl ���"*>-* syounp wtnnoi woman for tht
".UUUflllUn ���ctive-l-i-r-.f.onife,)*. obtalnt.1..*
'/heN<*rthr--*at!uMne-*.Col]>.f*. Only cotntaon trhoal
sducation rWBJtM to enter. Student! admitttd aa*
���ma   C. A, i'leuiiiig, l'llnclpal, 0*��o Sound, Car
Tbe Lou-fill Duhornlnv Clipper*! will lake them off with less
troublo and lo-s pain than any
other way.
Send for circular giTlnf prle*
testimonials, etc
���tl I'nli alrcel. M.alrttl.
60114 Top, 5135 .Jeotloo.
Ei nulla Fin Irai CO.,
I lu*,-. i* boon drinking -it.U-nn Mineral Water
ret*u|irly for four years and conntder Ittfts
very bent thing to tli ink whilo in general training. It li an uxcollenL t ���������{-��� >--l-ir, having oom-
plolcly cured mo of con-jtlpatton and Slt-iey
W. II. Haslitt. XV, Manning Ave,,
Champion Pedestrian of Canada
SI Leon Mineral Water Oo'y, l***
Bead nnioc -Ki��. St. w��� Torat*
11 Drawn!*. Urooar,   and ilotaU.
I Webster's International Di��**lionar>
>/Wf\     Th** Best C&ristj-mae Gift
If WEBSnitfS \A Btetionary nt HnAlish, Geography, nioCruphy, Fiction, Eta.
\ DECTIONAltY / Msrlf r4l llie 8��**ell*oi)i(s Cwnasii****! i*ysr>ty��wi>wpinBw��twolw>tOlli
\ y       **J. -ft C Mcrr.ntH Co., I*libit., Hprln-gflcld* MaM.
***-* ���-���"^ ettttsa tot funTnmpMsl rwntsimiiffmenmsnimnsjlllnitririiiiiup a
Buttor this  season than   evor.      Kveivlmily    wants   thron
Evory dealer sells thom,    Thuy wear liko Iron.
fc* ,.*0��  AIL   IIII8  01  IUIIDIKCS.. 3
jjE    Capaeit*) from 10,000 to 60,00 Cubic "Feci    |3
HHAVY     flkATII.     .��p.clallr-
ad.pUdforwuwl burning ��
H��mfil..lBl.ttl*lr.B.l Dan,."
an.   Hadlalar,   wtlloh     ba.,.
.alaharaudar.raor.dur.hl. m
VAIIIATOI! 0* Mo*er�� r<,a,lroo. ���
Urn and Oraal H..UM f.��r��.
Urg. Oomluetlon ghwMwr*
UrB. H��atlr,�� f.uffaea *
L.rso   r����d   Door ��
to��*!��r.Kl fir* Pit ;
R,.|atl���� B.r Damjll.t �����-"��      .
fcFllll Guarantawsd Cnpiiclty i u'luoia ���Mr-Muni* i*��w.-3
H%.nt.r.,.r~.   W
Published   Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
By Whitney & Co.
���Ir,.' Y..r     �������
Blx Month.       * 23
Blurt, .'opr          -"""
Ono luoh per yoar. $1J��J
.   ..  month     ���     t ts,
oltthtlicol   por yoar     t��09
ruiirth        SS5S
nook,  . Uno            Hoi"
l,>��o..l nDtl-o.,oor lino         -II
Notices of Births, Marriages and
Deaths, 50 cents cad, insertion.
No Advcrlisment inserted for less than
jo cents.
ll, vertising Agent, 31 Merclmnta'
Exchange, San Francisco, ia our authorized agent. Thia paper ia kept
on file in hia office.
Tuesday, Jan. 8,1895,
As our exchanges come in it appears
the B. C. journals nuke but little display for their New Year's number.
Most of the towns think they do well
if they have maintained their own
through a jear of almost unexampled
dep e sion. Everywhere there appears
to be hopeful sijjns. Happily Union
shows against the dark background
that is elsewhere presented. Never
before hns she done so well as in
1894, and never before did the outlook apjeir so bt.ftht The increase
of coa! exported from this place during
1894 over the previous year amounted
11 95,262 tons. In other respects wc
have dune equally  as  well.
Stick to your good resolutions; keep
the new leaf turned o*-er.
The exposure of the Ncw York police force discloses a terrible condition
nf rottenness.
Thc latest news from the war is to
the effect that a body of Chinese soldiers about 10,000 strong were attacked
near Kiingwasai and defeated after au
obstinate fight.
The Post-Intellieencer exploring party at last accounts had reached an altitude of 8,00,) feet in their ascent of mount
I'ainier and this is their message sent by
- ctrrier pigeon: "The top of the mountain is fully live miles away and jets of
iieain like geysers shoot upwards 200
feet or more, and further to the right
a column of densely black smoke rises
Irom the crater in 6tfut curls to a
height of several hundred feet."
The Toronto Evening News says:
" The political and commercial crisis
in Newfoundland is a matter of grave
import to Canada in more ways than
one The aggregate of our trade
with the island is about $3,000,000 a
year, and this must be affected by the
troubles now existing. It would be a
very serious thing for Canada to have
the outlet of the gulf and the Newfoundland fishing groiMids in the hands
of a foreign and sometimes hostile
Thc trial of Peter Bellinger a "cul
tn> white man" at Victoria for selling a white boy into slavery promises
singular developments. It is believed
that little Arthur Moore now only 8
years uid, was taken from his home in
Michigan by Bellinger who taught him
a vagrant life and then sold him to
the chief of tho Dgekezet Indians.
The place where the boy was found
was at an Indian reservation on the
West Coast of Vancouver Island near
Reports from London show that thc
British l-.li**. aud surrounding coast
have been visited with heavy gales
causing wrecks both upon the sea and
lind. The Atlantic Coast is expected
to he turbulent and this season is not
an exception, but the northwest Pacific
Coa it belies her name. For thc past
three months there have been between here
andKitsco an appalling number of disas
tors. The lesson is that overloading
must not be allowed and that as
staunch crafts are needed here as elsewhere.
The holidays arc passed aid the
more prosaic affairs ajain occupy our
attention, receding into the background
our fetes and social pleasures. Before
again plunging into the vortex of bust*
ness it would be wise to observe our
course during the past and consider
what Khali be nur endeavors for thc
present year. If our conduct during
lut year was such that we are satisfied
with it, then certainly arc we in so
happy a frame of mind that we will
endeavor to follow the same line of
conduct during 1895. But if we find
in the past much cause for regret then
should we remember that twelve months
hence we will pass another mile-post,
and let our actions in thc interim prepare us lor a happier review on that
We would challenge the attention   of
, lhe young men of this   district   lo   the
*���        following propositions:
v *.   ��� ��� Kirst, every   young   man   who   plays
'"   cards for monuy and' has   been   doing
so fm' a year is more addicted   to   thc
habit than he was one year   ago;   and
���WA/if Ue, dbe.5 not in the   meantime   discontinue thc practice will be far more'
addicted to it another year hence.
Second, every young man who has
been for a year or more in the habit
ol occasionally drinking to excess knows
that the habit is growing upon him
ana that he becomes intoxicated more
frequently than he did one year ago.
These are habits that grow and
strengthen their control over a man
just so surely as the grass grows upward and water runs down hill. Does
it not behoove every young man of
intelligence to pause and consider to
what condition these habits will re*
���luce him ?
The practice of amending thc laws
as at present in vogue is to be condemned. A law is amended, for
iiistanci*-, by striking out a word here
and there or adding something. This
goes on from year to year until onc
who desires to know thc condition of
the act must wade laboriously through
the Sessional Acts for a number of
years. The statute law U a patchwork
and the people are unabk to ascertain
just what it is without feeing a h.wyer.
As it is proposed to consolidate the
statutes it would be well to adopt a
rule that heteafter any bill to amend
an Act shall recite what is proposed to
add to or take from, and then provide
that the Act shall read as thereafter set
out which should be in its completed
form. This would be very simple and
easy. The present method is as bad
as that of ihc K-mian Emperor who e
edicts were published in small characters and posted at the tops of columns
so that it would be very difficult for the
people te r:ad them.
We regret to see Or. Newcomhe sent
to the New Westminster Insane Asylum
10 take charge of the asylum vice tha
superintendent who has been suspended. Dr. Newcombe was one of the
Commissioners who lately investigated
the affairs of the asylum and ought not
to be considered eligible to fill the vacancy caused by his report. It is possible he had an eye on the place when
he made his report and that the nice
plura of $*-,ooo a ye-tr mny have given
color to it. At any rate his appointment is a bad precedent. No one appointed to investigate the conduct of
another should be able to profit by the
character of his report. There arc
others, outside the commission, abundantly able to discharge the duties of
that position, or if not better import
1 Continued, ]
The next plac-j nf interest at -which we
arrive may he appropriately tor mid the
borderland. Thii ia where the snow limit
ii reached and teamsters here change their
wheeled vehiolea for slei-*ha aud vice vnr-ia.
At this point the road in lined for quite a
-lut-mce with a motley array of wagons,
baggies, bob-iltdi., tatters, go devils and
other rigs thi Btylfl of which this deponent
nameth not, Any sort nf conveyance may
here be teen, goon bad and indifferent, from
the hand made ox sled to the bandiomo
turnout in �� hich the prosperous fanner of
Comox Valley drives with "his family to the
metropoli* of the district. Th*-* ue-ae ia a
busy one, some sh iveling the Mack diamouds
of Union from sleighs in*o wa/nn*-,'* others
upward bound rolling immeuse hales of
sweat scented olover and timothy hay from
wagon to sleigh. One young gentleman is
busily engaged changing his twain fron a
stylish bnggy to a still more handsome sleigh
meanwhile eyeing with aome jealousy his
chnm who has t��K*>n upon him-o'f the more
congenial rosupatton of transferring their
lovely freight Threading m*r way carefully
through this busy place at-d narrowly availing numerous collisions we soon come to
the brick yard of Mr. W. Walter, Bit a
amall namber nf bricks are in view, nearly
all of tait year's produot having been disposed of, Mr. Walter Intends to establish
a yard in Union next spring it is said when
wa may hope to tee blocks of masonry rising
in onr midst, the numerous business ptaees
erected last year having been built of wood
as a matter of necessity not ef choice.
But now we enjoy a realy fine view: before and below as lies the I- aatiful Comox
Valley with the Courtenay river like a gleam
of silver visible hers and there, Tha village
of Courtenay, than which nn village in the
Provinoe hu a more beautiful location, rests
on cither hank; while beyond ean be seen
Oomox village and the calm waters of
Comox Bey and stilt further in the back*
ground, beyond the broad atraiti of Georgia
risa the eternal hills.
Kutering Conrtenay we observe numerous
signs of enterprise and its offspring pros*
Kenward t Proctor, the Courtenty bakers, are crowding their delivery wagon
with various products of their art to send to
the Bay. Among other things are 300
loaves of bread for H.M S. Phessant.
The Rivenlde Hntel looks cozy and invit
ing and what, Is that a portrait framnl
against the side ? No, the frame Is a window
frame and tbe faoe is Billy Glennon's smil-
iiifr a welcomo to the traveller.
Theentwhile offitte. of Thk Nkwh, now
occupied by Mr. Davul Jones, p*** p'r of the
Puntiedge Bottling Works, showsthotfleo's
of the carpenter's hammer and saw in vari
en* improvements.
Next we sea tbat ��hich Conrtenay has
so long nre led, a large and eommodions
eenerat ato a building. The post office has
linen removed to this nlace and here Mr.
McPhre will lie pleased to meet hts many
customers and transact business witb them
to h b and their mutual advantage.
Crosdng tbe river bridge we arrive at
Hob't OrAham'a Courtenay House and with
our reader's kind permission we do lint
.know of a pleasanter place at whioh to stop
for a week. .,'
(Tobe oontttmed.)
All persons driving over the wharf or
bridges in Comox district faster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S, Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Vl/E will snnd mu l>>* mail Tor '2.i
vv rente a ix-raiia blaster, or six
for ll.ii, Tor relief of pains In baok
C*0*C"KT:*E2T.a.*'Z", B. C.
We supply the best of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and FridaysandatUnion
every week day.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
J. A. Cathew
C. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public, Conveyancing
in nil its branches. Office: Commercial St, Nanaimo.
H- A. Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor. Oflire in 2nd
flat, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B. C.
Will he in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Yarwood & Young,
Barristers, Solicitors, &c. Office Cor
Baston and Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. C
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures thc finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?
Society    Cards
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in Bicycles. Agent for Bradford Bicycle Co., H. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Bcaston, Hlimber,
Rudge, New Howe and Whit worth. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supf lied ��� Repairing a
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance,
��� KSAX.    ESTATE���
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmithing and   Tin   Work
Dingwall Building.
0o**"ox, B.  0.
Wedding and other rings m." ��* ? to order.
McKenzie to McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General    Blacksmiths.
Bring on Your Work.
or (itiMt.
C, H, Bow***, droiurtat,
27 John-ton St.,
Viotoria, B, C.
T. D. McLean
���: JB WELDER:���
I. 0. O. F., No .ti
Unior. Lodge, I. O. O. F.. meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited te attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
HiramLcc*geNoi4A.F .& A.M..B.C.R
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before thc full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
C. O. O. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. too, C. 0.
O, F. meet in tbe old North Comox
school hou-e every second Monday at S
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett. Sec.
Nu naim o   Saw  M t /
��� end ���
Sash and Door Factory
A nudum, Prop. Hill St., PO Hoi 3.5, Tol, ID
Nanaimo B C.
A complete stack of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; nlso Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood limshink furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Redwonl,
All orders accompanied withCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Estcll
Harbor and ontside towing done at reason
able rates.
H. I TiieoliaU,
Hgusb and. Sip PaintST,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomnlng
and  Decorating.
All 0pder3 Promptly Attended to
Ui.iou, B. 0.
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Join
Onancl after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail ns follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS na ptiaasngora
mid frotiht Buy offer
Leave Vietorla. TlloadH)', 7 a. lit.
" Nuii.tiiiit, for CumoXi >*, edtioi-dny, 7 n. in
Lcare Cnmox lor Nniiii'mo, Frl'lnj'8, 7a.m.
" Nrtimiinu f.r Vietoria Snturdey. 7 ti.m
Leave far ValileM Maud oeco each month
For frdght or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time   Table   No.   22,
To take offect at 8.00 a. in. on Tuesday, Jan. 1st, 1695.   Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Baturdayi and Bundaya
Return Ticket* will bu Imueit between nil
pointD for a faro and a quarter, good (or roturn nut li.u.i- than Monday.
lid urn Tick i-lii for ouo ami a hnlf ordinary
(are in iy be -mrolnuicil iln ily to nil jiolntJ*.
-food for soven day*, inch-din** day of iaiuo
No Heiurn Tickets Issued for a fnro nnd n
quarter whoro the single fare ia twwityllvi-
Through rules betweon Vietorla and Comox
Mileage and Commutation Tlokota can be .b
UiiiodouitjililicatloutoTlckct Agent, Victoria
Duncan's and Wellington Stations.
President. Qen'l Supt.
Ron. Freight and Passonger Agt,
Christmas Comes But Once A Year.
As this gay and festive season comes around the question naturally arises "What
shall I give my several friends as Xmas presents this year?" Now that's the point exactly where we come in and help you���-We are here to give you suggestion and wiih
the immense variety we are showing this season it is an utter imposibility to not j;et
"Just the verv thing you wanted". Of course you will���in confidence���let us know if it's
for your Mother, Father, Sister, or Brother or someone else's Sister or Brother-- it
makes  it  so  much easier  then  for  us to  show just  the  right article.
Kindly  call    anyhow  and   have  a   look at the    gorgeous  display on our Xi.as tables.
49 Commercial St, Nanaimo,   B. C.
Theae Stoves are Sold by
Grant L\ McGregor.
Gumbei-lanl feat KarM
n ���*���*������ KI1TSS OT
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables  and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
TjiTionsr, b o
This Magnificent  Hotel  Building
Is Now Opened lop the Reception ol Guests.
Fines*. Appointments.
Best Table. Splendid Simple
Hooms   and   Reasonable   Rates
Kvery Convenience for Minere.
L Lindsay, Lessee,
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay, II. C.
I, Sharp,  Proprietor
The Hotel is one of thc best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the Urje farming settlement of Comox.
Trait ate plentiful in the river, and
Urge game abounds in the neighborhood
The liar connected wilh 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 Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and ncw
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Ciant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
as?-. ��� ***��***.
R. Grant & L. Mounce, 1'roprs,
Funeral Directors and Emrai.mers
Graduates of the OrlanUl, Eureka,
and United SUtM Colleget of Em*
balmlLg ��� **.
Nanaimo, B. C.
Stage and Livery,
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Done,  .'.
Puntiedge Bottling Works, *
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Sorsaparalla, Champnr*no Cider, Iron Phosphate, and Byrops.
Bottler of Different Brand,  of   Lager Beer,  Steam Bew auia Porter.
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
Ship Your Raw Furs
Hides, Tallow, Pelts, Wool, Etc,
���- JAS. McMJiN & CO., -�� ���
MINNEAPOLIS,   -   -   -      M1NNES0TA.
Good, bought right out; no commit-1   Shipping tag. furniihed free upon
���ion charged ] request.
F.ir.election; immediate return.. There i. NO  DUTY  on  Saw Fur.
or any other goods we handle.
C**"*" Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices T��l
The Famous
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B C.
UN10N Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
2&. J, HEIsTR,-***-,
I\ 0. AddroBs: Mt. Plu-waut, Vrmcoiivpr, B.O.
Finn Htock of Upland Orown Fruit and Orna-
nit-nUil trii-iB, 1-laaU, Vines, �� hrubi, Hoses,
Kit lbs, Ato.
Rods, Iloo-hlvo*. nnd No* Bunp)lon for mile;
al��o, AKrinullural Implomonti. I deal far
Canh only aod u,uete closo *>rlces. Sand fur
3Ct A :*�� Rt. James St.
Suits to order
from J13.00. Pants
$3.00. Send for
Prompt Delivery.
(.old House, Vancouver, is our special agent.
blncercly Youn.
Dominiom Panto Co.
00\T3aTE*I*TJL"*rT *B.C.
Tholeadia-j hotel in Oomox district.
New and handsomely furnished,
���Excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists csa depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
At tha Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Combination ��L
Iron Bedsteads'
These goods 'are sold by
Grant & McGregor.


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