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NO. 168.   UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 1896.   $2.00 PER YEAR
Has just received a large consifnmnt of
Staple Dry Goods, Imported Direct from
Stewart &  McDonald's,  Glasgow.
These goods are of the Latest Styles and PatTIRKS
and  being of the Best ManufactukE,
are VVarrented to give Satisfactiou.
The General Grocery  business will be
conducted as usual at ROCK  BOTTOM
figures and every effort will be made by
the undersigned to cater to the requirements
of his numerous customers.
Fall   Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Fall   Shirts
in   Endless Variety
Fall  Suiting
in all tbe Newest  Styles
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
Partridge Sf Walters
Our stock is now well assorted and new customers are daily
coming in.    Come with ihe rest.    Price our goods
and inspect them for yourselves.
Kelly's celebrated Flour and
 Rolled Oats	
Major it Eldiidge's tinest Cured
Huns,. Hixon, and Lard; Canned
and Dried Fruits, Prime Eastern
Cheese, Dairy and Creamery Butter
in Tubs and_ Squares.
Note the Place-Next door to the Post-office
Notice to Taxpayers
Goal Mines Regulation Act
I Examination fop Colliery Managers
Cer'lfieates of Competency
Atitiament Act and Provincial
Revenue Tax.
accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and all Taxes levied
under the Assessment Act are now due
far Ihe year 1896. All of the above
named Taxes collectible within the Com
ox, Nelson, Newcastle and Dernv.n and
Hornby Islands, Divisions of the District
of Comnx, are payable at my office.
Assessed Taxes are collectible at the
following rates, vi*. ;���
30th, 1896���Provincial Revenue, $3 per
One half of one per cent, on Real
Two per cent, on Wild Land.
One-third of one per cent, on Personal
One-half of one per cent, on Income.
������Two thirds of one per cent, on Real
Two nnd one-half per cent, on Wild
One-half of one per cent, on Personal
Three-fourths of one per cent, on
Assessor and Collector.
January 2nd, 1S96.
For Rent��� Three nice-warm rooms.
Enquire of R. P. Edwards
Notice is hereby given that an examination for Managers Certificates of Competency under the above named Act will
be held at Nanaimo, on or about the 2nd
Thursday of April, 1396. Candidates
intending to ptesent themselves at such
examination must, on or before the Ist
day of April. 1896, notify such intention
to the Chairman of the Hoard from whom
all inlonnation as to particulars can be
Applicants for examination must not j
be less than 33 years of age and must
have had at least two years experience
underground in a coal mine (or mines).
Along with the application they are to
send a certificate of service from their
present nr previous emplnver.
TAKE NOTICE that there will also
be an examination held at Union in
August month, 1896. This examination
is for the same object as the one above
referred to which is to be held in Nanaimo.   For particulars apply to
Chairman ofthe Board, Nanaimo.
Nanaimo. January 9th, 1896.
Surgeon and Physician
(Graduate ofthe Univcrsiiy of Toronto,
L. C, P. St S., Ont.)
OUleeanttp.sldense Marypon
Ave, next door to Mr. A Grant's.
Hours for consultatlon-9 to lo a m,
2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p m.
I'**** "Mother Goose*' concert given by
tJMjMies in aid of Trinity church, in
*_*__t***-rland Hall on Saturday and Mon*
**_^_>tning, proved quit* a success, and
���animated by a large and appreciative
The children were perltctly trained,
and the smoothness witb which each
part taken, passed ob\ reflects great
credit on the untiring patience of tht
ladies who got up  the eatertainment.
Little Boy Blue, captured the audience
tt once. The King and Queen of Hearts
were personated by a very pretty miss
and fine looking youth.
There was Jack, and Jill.simple Simon
and the Pieman, Little Bo Peep, Jack
Horner, Old Mother Hubbard with her
numerous progeny, Himipty Duinpty,
Cinderella and the Prince, and all the
charming characters, so dear to childhood's recollections of that fascinating
and brightly illuminated volumne, Mother
Little Miss Tarbell, as Cinderella, displayed elecutionary ability above tht
Miss Williams danced the Highland
Fling, gracefully, modestly and well.
A sword dance b> Mr. Beaton, in
Highland costume was well extcuted.
Mr. Smith's recital won applause.
The duct between the young but mercenary swain and the "Pretty Maid,"
whose face was hei fortune, was good.
The Pretty Maid having a voice of exceptional sweetness, deserves mention
for affording pleasure 10 her listeners.
The Ten Little Nigger boys did capitally. In fact each little tot, performed
his or her part creditably down to the
tiniest flower girl.
The farce which followed and taken
part in by the larger girls and boys, was
n-tll played.
Mrs, Dr. Westwood as "Anna Miria,"
won the sympathies of the audience.
Mr. Low, who look the heaviest part,
sustained it splendidly.
Mrs. Spriggins, a descendant of the
"Fitz  Pentonviiles," was ably taken by
Mrs. Collis.,,'y,  ..->  ,    ,
"���   The others of the -east   filled   their
several pans Satisfactorily,,'for amateurs.
Mrs Litlle presided at lhe piano and
the perfect time kept by the children in
the drills and dances, spoke highly for
her helpful accompaniment.
The Union Brass Band contributed
much to the enjoyment and success of
the entertainment, rendering many
choice selections.
In fact, the "Mother Gaose'1 entertainment proves the ladies of Union keep in
touch with the times.
We would surest, the proprietor of
Cumberland Hall put in chairs, whun the
hall would be mu.-ti more comfortable.
UHION H03i?ITAL    .
. S uno old l-neo ha, been received, the
gift <>f Mm. Jae. Ai>nins. It waa inoit
Mr J. B Davidson, who left the hospital
last week for Viotoria, to ban a difficult
aurg-cal operation performed, ia reported
by II.*. Jones, hla physician, aa likely to
recover. Dr. Jones aaya if he had had
charge of htm trom the firat tie could hava
dun* nuking more for hi in than haa been
doue. Win. Davidson epeats in terms or*
highest praue of (he treatmeat his brother
received wiii'e here both from the phyaieiaoa
and uuraea.
Ou tho 25th, Mr. Jenkins badly burned
hia face and handa and waa taken to tha
Mr. Haigh, aa old pioneer, te a-lmi tted
to the ho-pit��l ou thu 25th.
Ou the 27 h, Jauiea L ones had a leg
broken and w 1 carried t., Uoion ho-pital
Totre are now teu patient* in the boep'tal.
Last Friday the snow fell in the form
of five pointed stars, attracting much
attention. The little gems were so tiny,
shapely and delicatel They fairly
spangled the black-coated, black cloaked
pedestrians, manv nf whom shone for the
first time in perfected forms of beauty.
The radiant wealth of the clouds descended for some hours, covering the
whole town with a mantle as glorious as
the stellular face of tbe undimmed
heavens. It was a phenomenon no leas
marvellous than beautiful.       _
The Union Division No. 7, ofthe Sons
nf Temperance, held an open meeting in
their hall Monday evening of last week.
Bro. J. E. Calnan occupied the chair.
There was a song by Bro. Combs in his
happiest vein. Miss Turnbull and Mrs.
Arris, followed with a duet which was
highly appreciated. Tom Dickinson put
his hearers under obligations for a capitally rendered recitalion. Mrs. Hunter
and Mr. Elson entertained with their
instrumental performances. There were
speeches by Messrs Miichell and Rev.
Mr. hilar and a charming duet by Mrs.
Symons and Miss F. Orchard.
The numket-of births, marriages  and
deaths in Coniox  district   lor  the  year I
1S9S, iij it-mistered in the divtrict registry
office was as follows:
Births, 50; iniiniuges- 35; deaths, 17*
We have now in a large and assorted
stock of fine groceries.
Is well stocked with fresh meats, turkeys,
geese, ducks, chickens, fruit and vegetables.
Dlcphee & Moofe
HOOVER, at Union, Saturday, January
15th, tothe wife ol Mr. Sid C.
Hoover, a son.
KACU0N, at Union, Saturday, 15th
Jan. to Mrs Paulson, a daughter.
Jan. lind, the Minnenla left with 3,850
tons of coal for thc Southern Pacific at
Port Los Angeles.
Jan. 35th, the Rhosina left with 603
tons of coal for fuel.
Jan. 16th, the Wellington left with
1,560 tons of coal for the U. C. Co. at
San Francisco.
The Tepic with scow left for Vancouver
with 450 tons of coal for the C.P.R.
The San Mateo is loading for I'ort Los
The Ri*hard III is loading for San
The Minneola ana Progressist will be
due before the next issue ol the News.
January 16th���The heavy snew fall has
stopped all work on the masonry and
grading, and interferes very much with
the loading of the vessels.
A week ago the spring poet was singing about the flowers that bloom in the
spring, tra la! This morning when he
woke up, his refrain was:���
'-Th*ai<uow, thesuo-v, the bp.��u'i'til anow
Tnat 'ell laat night two feet *. a kuow,
That wean,.* th. eye nut! Fret-z*j*i tht, toe,
1 wiah vlte i-euut'.ful a.'iuw wonld go.'*
January list���Heavy rains have prevailed tor the past two days.
Mat Piercy is commodore of McGinty,
and is now handling the washer coal
from the Washer, a large quantity of
which is being shipped.
John Paulson is night captain on No.
I, vice Joe, promoted.
It looks like frost tonight, so you see
we are running the gamut of the weather.
The lecture of Rev. R. R. Maitland, of
Nanaimo, last Thursday evening at
Grace Methodist church, was an able,
brilliant, witty and humorous effort. The
lecturer appeared in good form and
thoroughly delighted his audience. The
ripple of laughter which greeted his
opening sentences subsided only Inr
moments and then strengthened by
some bright passage, broke forth with
increased vehemence. His imitation of
the dude's recital and encore was capital,
but when he gave in comparison the
Irishman's rendition of the Charge of the
Light Brigade, the climax of appreciation
was reached in long continuous applause
But the lecture would have nobly supported the more ambitious title of Wit
and Wisdom. His shafts of satire were
aimed at many of the popular evils of the
times, and corrupt legislators and legis
lation did not escape his keen assaults,
The polished arrows nf his wit pierced
manv a festering social sore, and tip.ied
at they were with the balm nf healing,
carried with them relief and blessing.
His plea for more men at the helm in
public affairs men who were men in
character and principle, men above the
reach of the rings, and who would unselfishly devote themselves to the well-
fart of those they were elected to serve,
breathed a pure and lofty patriotism as
inspiring as it was fervid and eloquent.
8. OF T.
Unitn Division No. 7, Sons   of  Tcm-
Eerance, meets in   Free   Mason's   Hall, ,
Inion, every Monday evening ai 7:30.
Vi-.iti.li* frienck  cordially   invited   to
On Sunday, tlio and of   Februarv,   the !
evening service wili in*  follm-cd  by  an !
orgnD recital by Mis. O'Dell, and a son_  i
service by the choir.
T Wellington, about
3 o'clock in ihe morning of the 17th of
September, 1894, tht
town was startled by
an explosion of a
bomb thrown under
ihe verandah of A.
Sharpe's residenct.
Tht front steps and
verandah were blowa
up, the front door
and front windows broken, the front laws
torn up and trees in it torn down. Fortunately Mr. Sharpe, wife, child, and lady
visitor���all that constituted the family--
I were steering in the back part of tht)
j hoose, and no one was injured. Every
effort was made by the authorities to
j discover the perpetrator of tht black
deed, but nothing came of it until infor-
1 mauon was obtained early in this month
which led to lhe arrest at Union, on tha
9th inst., of George Graham, known a*
���Oram in Wellington, for complicity in th��
crime. Graham's cast wat remanded
after hearing some evidence, until tkt
161I1 inst., when it was again remanded
until the 13rd, to await the arrival of Mr.
Sharpe and officer Stephenson, of Wellington. Upon their evidence in additioa
to that taken on the 9th, Graham waa
commut-jd to stand his trial before a
higher court. Officer Stephenson lift
with his prisoner on tht Joan Friday
morning and he is now a boarder with
Jailer Stewart, of Nanaimo. Tht piece,
of the bomb produced in court looked
like a piece of pipe���water pipe���about
15 inches Ion.'by 2 inches, or so in
diameter. It had been filled with lorn*
explosive, covered with coal dust and
gravel. A wooden plug was driven uto
the end. A piece of the pipe was found
in the house and in the adjoing lot. A
fuse was found near the pipe and somo
distance from the house on tin main
As Graham has not presented hit tvi-
dencc, v\e have no disposition to try hm
on the evidence produced by tht prolactin.>n; but thc threats indulged in by hit
friends with reference to his arrest did
not help him and may get otbtri iaio
Far Fobitwy 15.li aad 17th at Camber.
lain, h-.ll.
Pianoforto S ilccuon  Mra. O'Dell
011 Bia k Joa Mr. W. B. -smith
I���,.<*._ to Ma,ket Miaa Abratna
Ci.tniug thro' tha Rye Mrs. Arris
.wanes River Mown. Walter,, leant
and W. B Smith
Highland Step Diane Mr. A. Beaton
Bagpipes Mr. Uunret
Pianoforte Selection Mra. O'Dell
We better Bide a Wee Mra. Moore, Mr.
Kit-haid-an,, Mre. O'Br-eu aud Mr. Wilaoa
Huatiug Tower Mias Turoboll
aod Mr. McKae
Tba Blue Bella ol 8eo*laud... Miaa 0. Fikt*
aud Mra. Moure
Naaoy Lh Mr. Oei
Tnrc.i O.n Maidi of Lw.. Mra. F. B. Smith,
Mi., Nelly Pikat ud Miaa Wat-oa
Darly and Joan Dr. and Mra. Wtatwoed
Auld Lang Syne .Mr. Kiebardaoa
Full Caorai
Rev. A. B. Winchester, of Victoria,
will lecture at the Presbyterian church
Wednesday evening January 19th. There
��ill be tlo chirge for admission but a
collection will betaken, As Mr. Win*
Chester is spoken of as a line speaker,
doubtless his Secure will be highly
ici restm,;. The suojuct will be���Canada-
a u p into the future.
*' NoiicB.
.! ��� ��� 1 .. . -....it- ���.'d i_aiui,t reoaiv-
I K,,p: ������>, ���-., > nita t- ignt-d by in,.- a few
wieka ..u.etor 3300 aon pa)able to b Me
D Hunter, us Ilia ...*u,u v,ns an aoo-l-Jioria-
ttuii bote nud waa return.u to mu aud thta
loat, a d wui uai be paid.
Jau, *.'8.(i, ISM. D Kiu-atriok. \
I's Career.
Several i,r Whom Died of a si run**,- Mulaily
��� l-'lrsr   Married   iu   Oanada ��� Bad   a
Church in Montreal���A Hlviii i..,- n.,i,,,,*h
��� Nnw in .lull ���i New Orleana.
' " I conaider myself fortunate that I
tim ono ol th.? survivors ol Dr. Hammond'** nino wives, nn I underatand
that nil but three ol thom aro dead,'
s.-ilil Mrs. il. E. Brock way, ol No. 8B8
West Madison atreet, yesterday to n
Chicago Chronicle reporter, She re-
lerrpd to Dr. William Hammond, physician, preacher:, " shyster ' lawyer,
bigamist, and rt It around criminal, who
wna recently nrrostea ... New Or-
leans on the- charge of boing a-dangerous nnil BUsplciotiS character. Hammond's case wi_ continued by tho New
Orleans police, ami Irom tlio evidence
Inst.accumulating in their bund* it
Beems highly probable that the mans
record will riiul that oi II. II. Holmes
in tho number ol crimes committed.
Mrs. Brockway suyp that hor quondam husband is worse than the criminal now uiuiwr deutli sentence, in Phil*
y   was  married     to
was playing tho
MrB.   Broakw
tlHmmona when ho
ro'o ot pastor to the Free Will Bar
tlst flock,  ot  Franklin   Falls, N.  II.,
in   February, 18-sti.       Alter getting
about tji6,UUU of hor money and a will
.lot- the  remainder,    she    Buys    that
' ITainmontl maae    an unfiticcesslul attempt to poison lier, urn! fled tn Canada.     The  United    Suites oi'iorcd n
��� moro profitable field ior liim and he
Boon   returned,    hut his    operations
have.b:en confined altnost exclusive
lyto small towns, though he lias also
visited foreign   countries.
Hauimoads lamous  method ol ino
cedilr'e w.is tq.niarry a il.fi widow and
get possession  of her  property, nnd,
if possible, get her life Insured in his
��� favor.        Frequently     tho     'women
���would die ot some strange illness,'and
Hammond     would    disappear,     only
waiting long  enough tn    collect the
Fire Insurance companies were victimized as oiten us the life insurancei
companies, and Hammond was an
adept at getting houses or household
goods covered by heavy risks, alter
���which the property,would be destroyed by an unaccountable lire. A resident ol Home, Ua.', "bought a choice
'piece ot realty which Hammond do*
:scrlbed in glowing terms and the purchaser thought he had secured a bargain until he found that the property
existed only In tlio seller i* Imagination. This is one of the few transactions Ior wliich tho swindler Is
." wanted,"- bis dceppr crimes having
been moro sticcessiully covered up,
���Though he has been arrested several
times he has alwayi, managed to get
away through his knowledge of law
and bis clever address. Tho New Or-
'pans chief of police Is not Inclined to
.leal leniently with the prisoner, how-
Iyer. Mrs. Brockway has Offered to
live any assistance she can to place
ier former husband In tha noniten-
" Hammond is ono of the   biggest
rascals alive,"   said Mrs.   Brockway
Testerday.  -'He is a polished villain,
ind J think he is worso than II.   H.
folates���perhaps because he is elder.
Io Ib IHty-fivo years old, though   ho
oofca younger.     He is    educated   in
theology, law and   medicine, null had
a stack of diplomas, though I   could
hot vouch for thc genuineness of them
all.   Intellectually    he is a   brilliant
man, a splendid talker and a powerful sermonlzer.
,*'My acquaintance with liim began
ln Franklin Falls, N. H., where lie was
ln charge ol a church. After he had
been there-a short time we were married. He picked me out as the wealthiest woman In his congregation, Ior I
have learned since tliat he never married poor women. My former husband
Dr. Brockway, had Ielt mo a line
houso and Bomo property, and Hammond persuaded me to sell the house,
for I then tdiought be was an angel
ol light. Unknown to mc, he sold some
of my furniture, anil pocketed the
" I began to be sick snon alter our
marriage, though I had never been ill
beforo. Hammond told my friends
that I. haul heart disease, and that I
might die suddenly. I suppose now
that ho put poison in my food. Ono
day ho said ho would Ilx mo some
medicine, which he did, and Instructed
me to tako it aftor he had Ielt the
Wife is given moefiiine.
"He filled a glass with a mixture
ol Vh.it he called quinine. Ilo went
out- on some pastoral work, lor ho
was holding noonday prayer meetings
at tlio time. 1 swallowed ubout half
ol the mixture he had prepared, when
tho effects alarmed me, and 1 seat for
a physician, who came at once. Ho
saw that it was a caso of morphine
poisoning, and succeeded in saving my
Hie. As tho doctor and Hammond
were lellow members of several secret
eocletlos tho former kept the matter
quiet, and tho pretended preacher
made mo think it was a mistake.
Belore this took place he induced me
to make a will ln his Invor. At the
samo time he w"illed a lot of imaginary real estute to mc.
Hammond drew $2,���O0 of my money
trom the bank because the cashier
thought ho was u minister and perfectly straight, but In Bomo way my
Htispiclons were amused, aud Just after
ho had started on a trip to Boston I
lind him arrested. I recovered part of
my monoy, but almost the whole town
had lull faith in thc man, and I delayed prosecuting him. He took advantage of the delay to leavo for
Canada.       I secured u divorce   and
came to Chicago, where I have lived
Ior eight years.
" After Hammond's adventures
were published I received letters
h-oni all over the country, sometimes
thirty a day, from people who had
been swindled by him. As nearly as
1 I know, he had nine wives, and six
of tbem are dead. He had married
women lu Yreka, Cal., Wolf Lake and
Llgoaier, Ind., Macon, Oa., and in
Florida, He alao travelled extensively, and found wives in Australia and
.1 it pun. Recently he turned up In'Jtlal-
lowell. Me., where he practiced medicine with profitable results. Ue .told
n story about the coflee plantation
ln Central America, and cut a great
dash. He wus Just about to marrv a
rioh widow there when Ira M, True,
a detective whom I knew, exposed
him and lie suddenly left town, going
to New Orleans. True wrote to the
chief nf police there and had him arrested."
Hammond looks tunre like a minister than a criminal, He is meek and
lowly in appearance, lie is slightly
bald .-uul what hair ho has is unburn,
lie wears a thUk. Bhort auburn
beard. He always wears a pinus cx-
presslim nnd liis smile, is onu of peaceful resignation.
The complete story ol Dr. Hammond's life has nover belore beon
printed. He was born In 18-10 ln the
village of Laohute, about forty-five
miles from Montreal, Canada, aud Is
now Bo* years of ago.
Chief Inspector J. M. Coulter, of
tlie Iiostou police, has put In more
time looking up tho life of Dr. Hammond than any other olficor In the
country. He snys that, although the
early part ot the man's life Is somewhat clouded, It has been pretty
well established that his raro native
iiWllty wus polished by caxelul education. He married early in Cauuda,
But a report from tliere saya his wile
oled while still quite young. Ham-
ii'.onu adopted tlie church as
a profession aad as a preacher ho was at different times
connected with Catholic, Dun-
JV'���- Methodist and Free Will Baptist Churches. He was an Oddlellow,
Knight ol Pythias. Bed Alan and
nitron ol Husbandry, but has been
expel ed from ench in turn on account
ot liis  bad coaduct.
He lost n church iu Montreal at oae
time and needed money. He forged letters of recommendation, upon  which
he obtained a very responsible position in a bank, but the fraud    was
discovered and he was forced tn flee.
Ihnt was  in lbsfi. lie came to the
United states and established himself
in Yreka,  ('ul., where he  was given
the pulpit ia a Baptist Church.   It is
charged tliat lie soon married one of
his congregation and placed   $1,000
insurance on her life. She died suddenly   within     a low     months.     Hammond  lett Sacramento and next  ap-
pcaren at Indian Valley, Ind., where
he married another woman and    insured her life. Sho died as mysteriously as the woman lit California.
Winter came aaid the doctor  went
to the land of flowers and sunshine.
On Dee.  1st, 1880, he  appeared   at
Macon, Pasco County, Flu., whore he
bought a large tract uf   timber and
phosphate land Irom William    Vick-
ers. The deal was made ou paper, and
belore the money had been paid over
ollieers Irom Indiana had Hammond
arrested. This Is the lirst time he was
taken into custody. He was  carried
died under suspicious    circumstances
iu July, 1890.
For lour yours there Ufno trace ol
slipper*/ Dr. ll.imnioiul.    l>ut lourueu
months ago he turned up iu Hallow-
well. Me., whero he opened au office
and began practicing   medicine.    He
built up  an extensive business. During tlie first week of last November lie
ordered medicines  Irom several  drug
linns.     Ho did not pay Ior tlie shipments when, they arrived.     Instead,
lie skipped out und -was gono a week,
on Nov. nth ho reappeared in HaJ-
lowell nt G o Clock in the morning. He
ordered a hasty ltiucli and refused to
talk to anyone, -sxcepu, to sny tliati
he wus in town for business, and that
he was en route to. Augusta Me., to
procure counsel to    prosecute people
who were hounding him. Waiting outside wero two strange men and a woman.     Ile Ielt tho restaurant like a
flash, and has never boon seen in ll.-il-
lowell since.    Tlio following night he
appeared at the offlco of the elty edlt-
or ol tho Boston Clobe, whoro he de-
i'1'ired liis innocence.    The Bame night
the owner ol tho offlco occupied by
Ifnrnnionil received a letter from the
doctor authorizing him tn givo   the
key to  Mr. McCue,' who would puck
his medlcincB     and     other     possessions anil send them to Now Orleans.
This samo mediceino the doctor had
bought   on  ninety days' time     and
sold tn a friend ol his just boloro ho
left    Ha Howell.       McCue.   also     received u loiter.       Both    weru dated
Hamilton, Ont.,  and    two other let-
terse ccelveil Irom Hammond the same
day bore tho postmarks, ono ol Bangor,    and  the other Muoseluouil Inn.
Now, just  how it was possible    for
Hammond to be In Boston, Hamilton,
Ontario,     Bangor     and     Muosehead
Tnu   nn   the   same     day,    exercised
the minds ol the Jl.-iino officers    very
One thing is certain. Hammond
went to New Orleans, II<y i arrived
there on Nov. 28th. On tho snme
day lie read a ������ help wanted ' advertisement in ,i local paper setting
forth that Bauman, Doitrlch SiL'oflg*
slioi-n, New Orleans real estate agents,
wanted a collector antl canvasser.
Ilnniinonii wont around and his glib
tongue securest him the place. Ho
was at work In this position when arrested by tho detectives. Hammond
will not talk, except to say that lie
is a hounded man, nnd that ho has
never in Ids lifo teen, before a court
nf justice to answer for anv of tlio
crimes charged against him.
Thoughts Suggested by Our Lord's
Lowliness ot Itl r tli No Impediment*��� "Good-
Will to lieu"-Other Worlda lu sympathy With ThiK-1'he Nativity of Chrlat
Is the Offender's Hope.
A Washington, I). c, despatch of
last Sunday night Bare: In his
sermon to-day, Dr. Talmage chose the
universal theme of the season���the
Christmas-tide. The text selected was,
"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem."���Matthew, 11., 1.
At midnight from one of the galleries
of the sky a chant broke. To an ordinary observer thore was no reason Ior
such a celestial demonstration. A poor
man and wife���travelers, Joseph and
Mary hy name���had lodged ln an outhouse of. an unimportant village,' The
suprem-* hour of solemnity had passed,
and upon tlie pallid forehead and cheek
ot Mary, God had set the dignity, the
grandeur, tiie tenderness, the everlasting antl divine significance ot motherhood. 4
But such scenes had often occurred
in Bethlehem, yet never before had a
star been unfixed, or had a baton of
light marshalled over the hills winged
orchestra. If there had been such a
brilliant and mighty recognition at an
advent ln the house of Pharaoh, or at
an advent ln the house of Caesar, or
the house of Hapsburg, or the house of
Stuart, we would not so much have
wondered, but a barn seems too poor
a center for such delicate and arch-
anfielic circumference.  Tlie stage seems
11 us
to the county Jail at Brnoksvllle, and
a man named Freocrnlt went on his
bond, which he Jumped. Hammond wob
next found fn Savannah, Oa., where ho
was arrested by Local Detective
Weatherhorn and Joe O'Bcrry, an ollicer Irom I'ascoe eouaty, Florida. He
was telling tho Savannahs that he
was a Catholic priest, aud while there
he sold the land he had bought from
Vickers���which had not been paid
Ior���to a Mr. Jackson, a clerk {or the
Savannah, Florida and Western Railway, for $1,800. Hammond was carried back to Pascoe County, Fin., but
Art, You Only ��� Mere shadow of Your
baixt's Personality 1
Tho more Bome women do for a man
they are Interested In, the greater
the self denial they practice ou his
behalf, tlie better they seem to like
him. And the more they do Ior him,
It tuny ba added, tiiio more lie is
willing they should do, aud the better he likes to liavo it done. Such
women never upi>oar to bo the least
conscious thut tho man iB _clfls.li; or
if tliey are conscious of tiie fact, the
fact would not extort It from tbem.
Of this disposition are not a few wives
of to-day, notwithstanding tlio current opinion that most native wives
dominate tlulr husbands and aru altogether too exacting. Who has not
seen them, who does not see th<em
still, In the, privacy of tlielr own
homes, and wlio is not unpleasantly
alfected by the spectacle'! ' They are
far less common in big citlOB thun ln
small towns and tho country, hut
thoy are more or less familiar everywhere, and uro likely to bo remembered. Their delect, an unusual onc,
but a delect nevertheless, ls that they
are too good, that they arc ovor devoted, and by over devotion tliey
harm morally tho -men they think
they are heljiiiig. Selfishness Is the
crowning vice���It has been called the
solo wickedness���and to encouruge and
strengthen it ls u vice also,
even II done with virtuous intent. It
on the night beforo his  preliminary   is painful, us woll as mortifying, to
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hearing lio sawed out of the little
Brooksvlllo Jail and escaped into the
wilils of  Witculacoochee swamp.
His next feat was the marriage anil
desertion of a young girl at Albany,
e.n.. only a short distance from where
he broke Jail.
Hammond Ielt America In 1887 or
1888, and was next heard from in
Australia. The newspapers of that
country published long stories nbout
his work as a converted Roman Catholic. A description of the man, along
with a batch of newspaper clippings,
sent to Chief J. O. James, ol the Melbourne police, by a recent steamer,
has Just brought this reply, which
���..es the story oi the criminal's iterations In Australia, New Zealand
and Honolulu:
"We have, during the past two or
three years, had a visit Irom a doctor
and a preucher of that name ia Melbourne. He connected himself with
the body with which I am coinnccted
as secretary of the Associated
Churches. He ctime hero from Bug-
land, gavo out that he was a con-
wltness tho action of these���mortifying on account of tho men they spoil.
Thoy aro reasonable, independent,
well balanced, in und of themselvea,
but not at all matrimonially. The
preseuce of their husbaud nflects
them unfavorably; it rolls them often of every particle ol their individualism. With him tliey have no
light of their own; they shine, but
with a faint reflection. They have
opinions enough; they aro clever;
they appear to much advantage ln
society u t large, but in thia they are
apt to sink into dulness and insignificance. They express their views
to lie Bare, but at first in a guarded,
cautious way, as If waiting Ior their
cue. When he has given Ids views,
theirs come out fully and freely, always as confirmatory of his, and as
though there could lie but one side
tn tlio tjuostlott. They carefully
watch his faee, his manner, his every
familiar gesture, so OS to get nn obvious foreshadowing and lie entirely
In accord with hlui nnd whatever
may emanate from that momentous
source.   She i.s really his shadow, his
verted Roman Catholic, and brought I echo,   though  sho  never suspects' It
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a wife With him, whom he uianl.'d at
Malta, a very estimable lady. He lcit
hero with her and preached in connection with the church in Now Zealand lor a fow months. Then about
the ead of 1889 he weat to Now
Haven, Conn., United States of America, where he said he practiced aa a
doctor, and on July 20th, 181)0, hk)
wife died. In a letter he sent to us
nt Melbourne he said tliat she died
of an Internal tumor, followed by an
attuck of grip. The only lalormatlon
of her death that we ever had was
Irom himself. About seven or eight
months alterwards he came back to
Australia and at Melbourne was married to a New Zealand young lady
who had property which he at once
converted lato money. He then went
to Honolulu about thc end of 1891
with his new who and remained there
until some ol the local editors began
to publish ln their papers the extract
already alluded to, when he���and I
think his wife was with him���ls said
to have gone to Japan."
It was on Sept. 12th, 1889, that
Hammond, accompanied by his wl.e,
arrived in the town ol New Haven,
Conn. This Mrs. Hammond was a
very beautiful womaa, ill years ol
age, and of lovable temperament. She
nor do others, unless they be Intimately acquainted with tlie pair, and
close observers likewise.���Harper's
Have something green for a centrepiece.
A growing plant ls -bettor In many
ways than cut flowers.
Wator In a decanter or carafe Is
cleaner and easier to serve than in a
pitcher. II tlio family is largo and
given to drink, antl tho hired girl has
everything to do, a caralo on each
corner of the table may be ornamental
as well as useful.
The ordinary butter plate ls a little
nuisance. Uso plntes big enough to
hold the roll as well as the butter.
Have as many forkB at each plate as
there are "Boft" dishes, which Includes, fish, vegetables and pastry,
and as many knives as there are
meats, butter Included.
A "cover" Includes a plate of any
she or design to protect the table from
the steamlng-liot soup course, from
two to livo forks, between two and
four knives, a couple ol teaspoons, a
water goblet and wine glasses, napkin
and a bread und butter plate.���New
Vork World.
too small for so great an act, the music
too grand for such uuappreclatlve auditors, the window of the stable too
rude to be serenaded by other worlds.
It Is my joy to tell you what was
born that night in the village barn;
and as I want to make my discourse accumulative and climacteric, I begin, in
the lirst place, by telling you that that
night in the Bethlehem manger was
bom encouragement for all the poorly
started. He had only two friends, they
ills parents. No satin-lined cradle, no
delicate attentions, but straw, and the
cattle, and the coarse Joke and banter
of the camel drivers. No wonder the
mediaeval painters represent the oxen
as kneeling before the infant Jesus, for
tliere were no men tnere at that time
to worship. From the depths of that
poverty he rose, until to-day he ls honored ia all Christendom, and sits oa
the Imperial throne ln heaven.
What name is mightiest to-day in
Christendom? Jesus. Who has more
friends on earth than any other being?
Jesus. Before whom do the most thousands kneel In chapel and church and
cathedral this hour? Jesus. From
what depths of poverty to what heights
of renown! And so let all those who
are poorly started remember that they
cannot he more poorly born, or more
diaadvantagoously, than this Christ.
Let them look up to his example while
they have time and eternity to imitate
Do you know that the vast majority
of the world's deliverers had barnlike
birthplaces? Luther, the emancipator
of religion, born among the mines.
Shakespeare, the emancipator of literature, bern in an humble home at Stratford on Avon. Columbus, the discoverer of a world, born ia poverty at
Genoa. Hogarth, the discoverer ot how
to make art accumulative and administrative of virtue, born In an humble
home In Westmoreland. Kltto and
Prideaux, whose key unlocked new
apartments in the Holy Scriptures
which had never oeen entered, born lri
want. Yes, I have to tell you that nine
out of ten of the world's deliverers
were born in want.
I stir your holy ambitions to-day.
and I want to tell you, although the
whole world may be opposed to you
anil inside and outside of your occupation or professions there may be those
who would hinder your ascent, on your
side, and enlisted la your behalf are the
sympathetic heart and the almighty
**f.m ���**,*_**- wh0 ��r"' Christmas night
ahout eighteen hundred and ninety-five
years ago was wrapped in swaddllnt'
clothes and laid ln a manger. Oh
what magnificent encouragement for
the poorly atarted!
...n*"*"-*.1 have t0 te" -**ou 'hat In that
village barn that night was born good
will to men, whether you call It kindness, or forbearance, or forclveness or
geniality or affection, orlovl I "m
no sport of high heaven to send lis
favor to that humiliation. It was sacrifice for a rebellious world. After the
calamity in paradise, not only did the
��!,��.*"*"��� j"!.**'"'?��� "*"* *h'3 **���-*���"- to
sting, and the elephant to smite with
his usk, and tbe lion to put to bad use
ooth and paw, but under the very tree
from which the forblddoa fruit was
plucked were batched out war, and ro.
venire, and malice, and envy, and Jeal-
whole brood of cocka-
end of the load and give other people
the light end, and to ascribe good
motives Instead of bad, and to find
our happiness ln making others happy*
Out of that Bethlehem ortb let the
bear and the lion eat straw like an
ox. "Good-will to men." That principle will yet settle all controversies,
and under it th*. world will keep on
Improving until there will be only two
antagonists ln all the earth, and they
will side by side take the Jubilant
slelgh-rlde intimated by the prophet
when he said, "Holiness sliall be on
the bells of the horses."
Again, I remark that born that
Chiistmaa night ln the village barn
was sympathetic union with other
worlds. From that supernatural
grouping of the cloud banks over
Bethlehem, and from the especial
trains that ran down to the scene I
lind that our world ls beautifully and
gloriously and magnificently surrounded. The meteors are with ua, for one
of them ran to point down to the
birthplace. The heavens are with us,
heoause of the thought of our redemption they roll hosannas out of the
midnight sky.
Oh, yes, I do not know but ��ur
world may bo better surrounded than
we have sometimes imagined'; and
when a child Is born angels bring it,
and when it dies angels take it, and
when an old man bends under the
weight of years angels uphold him,
and when a heart breaks angels
soothe It. Angels In the hospitals to
take oare of the sick. Angels in the
cemetery to watch our dead. Angels
In the church ready to fly heavenward
with the news of repentant souls. Angels above the world. Angels undor
the world. Angels all around the
Rub the dust of human Imperfections out of your eyes, and look Into
the heavens and see angels of pity,
angols of mercy, angels of pardon,
angels of help, angels crowned, angels
oharioted. The world defended by
angels, girdled by angels, cohorted by
angels-clouds of angels. Hear David cry out, "The chariots of God are
twenty thousand. Even thousands of
angols." Hut the mightiest angel
stood not that night in the clouds
over Bethlehem; the mightiest angel
that nl���ht lay among the cattle���the
Angel of the new covenant.
As the clean white linen was being-
wrapped around the little form of that
Child Emperor, not a cherub, not a
seraph, not an angel, not a world but
wept and thrilled and shouted. Oh,
yes, our world has plenty ef sympathizers! Our world Is only a silver
rung of a great ladder, at the top of
which ls our Father's house. No more
stellar solitariness for our world, no
more friendless planets spun out Into
space to freeze, but a world in the
bosom of divine maternity. A star
harnessed to a manger.
Atraln, I remark that that night born
In that village barn was the offender's
hope. Some sen-ionlzers may say I
ought to have projected that thought
at the beginning of the sermon. Oh,
no! t wanted you to rise toward It. I
wanted you to examine the cornelians
and the Jaspers and the crystals before I showed you the Kohlnoor-^.the
crown jewel of the agos. Oh, that
jewel had a very poor setting! The
cub of bear In born amid the grand
old pillars of the forest, the whelp of
Hon takes Its first step from the jungle of luxuriant leaf and wild flower,
the kid of goat Is born In cavern
ehandeliered with stalaotlte and pillared with stalagmite. Christ was
born ln a bare barn.
Yet that nativity was tha offender's
hope. Over the door of heaven are
written these words: "None but the
sinless may enter here." "Oh, horror," you say, "that shuts ua all outl"
No. Christ came to the world In one
door, and he departed through another door. He came through the door of
the manger, and he departed through
the door of the sepulohre, and his one
business was so to wash away our sin,
that after we are dead there will be
no more sin about us than about the
eternal God. I know that Is putting
It strongly, but that ls what I understand by full remission. All erased,
all washed away, all scourged out, all
gone. That underglrdllng and overarching and Irradiating and impara-
dislng possibility for you, and for me,
and for the whole race, that was given
that Christmas night.
What a Christmas morning it will
make when those with whom you used
to keep the holidays are all around
you In heaven. Silver-haired old
father young again, and mother who
had so many aches and pains and decrepitudes well again, and all your
brothers and sisters and the little
ones. How glad they will be to sc(
you!  They have been waiting.
ousy, aad
But against tliat scene I set the
Bethlehem manger, which says, "Bless
rather than curse, endure rather than
assault," and tliat Christmas nlsh
put out vlndlctivenesa. H says
"Sheathe your sword, dismount your
guns, dismantle your batteries, turn
the warship Constellation, that carries
shut and shell into a grain ship t0
take food to famishing Ireland, hook
your cavalry horses ti the plow, uae
your deadly gunpowder in blastlnit
rocks and ln patriotic celebration
stop your lawsuits, quit writing anonymous letters, extract the sting from
your sarcasm, let your wit coruscate
but never burn, drop all the harsh
words out of your vooabulary���'Goodwill to men.' "
"Oh," you say, "I can't exercise It;
I won't exercise It until they apologize; I won't forgive them until they
ask me to forgive them." You are no
Christian then���I say you' are no
Christian, or you are a very inconsistent Christian. If you forgive not
men their trespasaes, how oan you expect your Heavenly Father to forgive
youV Forgive them If they uk your
forgiveness, and forgive them anyhow. Shake hands all around, "Goodwill to men."
Oh, my Lord Jesus, drop that spirit
Into all our hearts this Christmas
time. I tell you what the world
wants more than anything elee���more
helping hands, more sympathetic
hearts, mor** kind word, that never
die, more disposition to give other
people a ride, and to earry the heavy
Question���What du you think of Mr.
Oluey after reading his case 1
Reply���He remlnils me of the man
whom Choato characterized as a
bulldog with coaluscd ideas."
Question-Is the President insane?
Reply-He has cither lost his head.
or ho never iuul any jnibllc conscience
Question���What do you    think
the President's second message'.'
Reply���lie has shut the burn   door
oiler ho had Btoleit the horse
Another man���What do you think
ol the President's second message V
Reply���He has called on Congress to
put up sprinklers after he hud set
tlio mill ou fire.
do    '-oil    estimate
Cabot Lodge'**
Reply���The some as I should estimate any other Inferior person whom
circumstances have placed ln a superior position which ho occupies, hut
ls incapable of filling.
Another���What about Senator Bill
He appears like a fool In a powder
magazine flourishing a torch ���Boston Herald.
The Prince of Wales has not that
contempt for trade that many a lesser
social personage possesses. At the
Marlborough Club one evening an Intimate of the Prince asked him how
he liked the Idea of having relatives
in business���an allusion to tbe two
brothers of the Marquis of Lome, one
of whom la a stock broker, while the
other   Is   in   tho   tea trade.   "If	
would hnve mc," answered H. R. H..
mentioning a shopkeeper on a huge
scale, "I would go Into partnership
with him myself to-morrow."
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Their persons matched tlieir costume. Oue would have taken them
for two Caiabriun brigands in livery.
"It's true they don't look up to
much," said the pretended servant;
"but never mind, all this puzzles me,
Just the suiuo; I wouldn't mind entering the American's service myself.
Eh, Monsieur Lubrlche, li yuu hear
that he has iicLid.il to engage a
valet, you might put iu a word for
aie 7"
"*lt might be tuuaaged, my lad; I'll ,
speak lu thu stewaru, Mousieur l'ad- i
dy, as they call him, whou he comes '
hero for his grog,  uud if you'll    cull
aguln one duy thia week���"
"I'll certainly cull, and i hope that
to-duy you'll do mo the pleasure to
have u urluk with me. I'm going to
see a countryman of inlue tu-uuy, who
lives at Terues, nud I've uo time tu
stop. Your health, Monsieur Lubri-
"Thanks, Aqtoiue; I'm at your
Mousieur Antoino paid his reckoning aud walked out, after having
shaken hands with the good publican.
That which Servon hud loarut was
not calculated to allay his suspicions.
Monsieur de Pancorvo's grooms looked
quits capable of plundering a passerby, and for a man mo rich and su fashionable not to huve a single Frenchman in his service wus ut leust remarkable.
The viscount did not wish to pursue his Investigation further that
���day. He confined himself tsj walking
around the hou^e, and ho noticed at
jiu angle ol the garden a small, low-
door which opened oa a deserted lane.
If this trans-Ation tic geutleiuuu
wus really u robber chief, this door
had just tlie appearance ot being used
for his nightly sorties. Servon determined to watch this exit, and returned home more resolved than ever
to dog Monsieur de Pancorvo's steps.
Oa the day after tliis first reconnaissance he was preparing to commence without delay sumo real Investigations, wheu the strangest cluinco
.gave a iresh direction to his re-
scu relies.
Ou that day, about 0 o'clock, the
vlscouut was ut the club and was
intending to dine thore. lu order to
make certuln of obtaining tt place at
the, lurge lublo It is necessary to
write one's name belorekaud on a
register kept Ior that purpose. Servon, eugttged In an interminable game
-of whist, and fearing that he should
be lorceu to dine alono, rang for n
foutiiiuu aud sent him to write his
name lu the book.
The game over, It occurred to hlin
to go uud look ut the names  of   the
other diners, intending to erase    his
name U he saw  thut ol any    bore.
He was looking carelessly    at    tho
list,   when  he   was suddenly   struck
with the peculiar   character of  the
-bund in which ills name was written.
He recognized it immediately.
It wus ihat ol  the letter cuutain-
���iag the bank notes, which he hud at
thut moment In his pocket, und could
compare ut his leisure.
Doubt wus impossible.
The  Vlscouut de Servon's     rescuer
wus a ioottuan!���a lootmau   ut   thc
club;   the   mystery   became   complicated.
On this discovory Servon Ielt vaguely that ho was losing all trace. So
lie resolved lo settle the question immediately. IU called the mysterious
servant and examined him with onger
curiosity. Ho even stared in his faeo
so long thai the muu betrayed somo
slight embarrassment; but in vain
be scrutiulzod ills lace and person,
nothing recalled hlin to his mind.
Tho man was of medium height, of a
brownish complexion, with large black
whiskers, exactly the appearance of
u footman ln an aristocratic family.
Servon said to him point blank;
"It was you who wrote mo this
'letter, then 7"
And at the same moment he drew
the envelope irom his pocket and
showed it to him. The servant looked
at It an Instant, and replied quite
collectedly that the writing did resemble lis, but that he had not written It, and endeavoring to be at once
stupid and respectful, he added:
" Why should I have taken tho liberty to write to Monsieur le
Yloomte 7"
Servon was tempted for an instant
to continue his questions; but he saw
the ridiculousness of hts position, and
cut them short with a gesture.
The man withdrew without adding
a word.
Matters were getting more and
more entangled. Servon went to the
steward of tho club, and pretending
to be ln want ol a valet, said that
he had noticed this one and inquired
as to his antecedents.
" He ls one of our best servants,"
said the steward. " He Is exact, honest aud zealous. His only fault ts
Ids mournful face, which the gentlemen don't like. Monsieur de Panvor-
vo was complaining ol It only yesterday ; he says it brings him bad luck
at cards."
" How long has he been at the
club 7"
" Less than a year; he came with
a very good character. He has almost always been in service with
foreigners, and he speaks several languages.'-
" How old Is he 7"
" I don't know exactly, and I confess," he added, " that I should be
very sorry If you deprived ns of him."
Servon learnt, ln addition, that
this mysterious footman's name was
Loiscau, that he was not married,
and that he lived alone In a small
room close by. With all this Information he was not much further advanced. However, he did not give
in, and be managed to grasp a few
salient facts ln tbe midst of this
That the letter had been written
by Monsieur Lolseau there was hard
ly uuy Uouot. Ouly hn ui.gnt have
written It for some one else. But It
was evident lie knew the thief and
his plaus, and that both wero In the
club. Allowing that tills thief was.
Pancorvo, It was necessary to discover some afllaity, some bond of
union between him und the lootmnn,
in ordor to cxplala their connection.
Ujion this Servon wua struck by
certain coincidences. Both had ea-
tered the club about the same time;
both had lived Ior a long time abroad;
both could sj>cak eevcral  luaguages.
It was possible that the lootman
had been placed there by tho Bame
occult inlluence of i'ancorvo, with an
object easy to guess; to give liim
information as to the habits of the
members, their winnings, the money
whicli they usually carried on thom���
all those things which servants know
better than any one else. It remained still to be explained how the vlscouut had claims on the gratitude of
one of these rascals, but he did not
profess to be able to guess It at the
first attempt.
The steward's laformatlon was correct. Monsieur Lolseau lived at No.
42 Rue de la Mlchodlere, ou the filth
A talkative portress Informed Servon, with the inducement ol a louts,
that her lodger led a very regular
life. He paid his reut regularly,
never had any one to see hlin, aud
was hardly ever at home except to
sleep, during the morning alter his
night duty at tho club.
Tho compassionate woman even
went so far as to lament the hard
lot of club servants, obliged to pass
all their nights ln this manner, for
she said that poor Monsieur Lolseau
acver came in before daylight.
Provided with this Information,
Servon Inquired irt the club of the
manner In which tho servants' duties
wero organized, and he learnt that
the footmen only passed one night out
ol three there. If Lolseau Blept from
homo every night, It was doubtleBS
because ho spent his nights in some
other manner. Decided aa he was to
leave no atone unturned in order to
attain ills object, there was but one
course for the viscount to take; tn
track this footman as a hound
tracks a stag.
Thanks to tho lessons he had had
from the actor, and to his first attempts in the neighborhood of Pancorvo's house, he felt that he was
clever euough to disguise himsell woll
enough to escape recognition. He
had even made himsell tolerably accomplished in the art of following
any ono without being himself noticed.
Two days alter, Servon. disguised as
a market porter, was seated on a
bench opposite the club. Ho was
charmed with his disguise, which included a hat with a broad turned-
down brim, very convenient for hiding his face, and a stick which at a
pinch might havo served as a delea-
sivo weapon. He was smoking a short
pipe, duly colored, and he had stuffed
a table napkin under the neck of his
coat, so as to give himself a pair of
high shoulders similar to those of
porters. His most intimate Iriend
would certainly not havo recognized
Ho had already seen a number of
men that he knew go Into the club
without having noticed him, nnd he
felt quito confident of the success of
his disguise. Twelve o'clock was
striking, If twelve o'clock does strike
on the bnulovards, when Monsieur
Lolseau made his ajipearancc. He had
taken off his livery and attired himself In his brown overcoat, wliich
gave him the njipearance ol an Inhabitant ol the Marals, His whnlo appearance was that of an unpretending
and honest man, so much so that the
viscount was afraid fnr a moment
that he had been mistaken; but he
had crossed the Rubicon, nnd he decided to see the thing out.
He allowed Mons'eur Lolseau, then,
to walk about twenty iiaces In Iront
of him, which Is the best distance to
see without being seen, and began to
follow him with the heavy step and
clumsy gait which his character demanded. Servon was quite delighted
at the talent with which he acted his
part. But hla joy was damped when
he saw that the man, Instead of pro*
seeding toward the Faubourg Saint-
Honore, whore he hoped to see him
enter Monsieur de Pancorvo's house,'
went ln an exactly opposite direction,
As a matter ol fact, Lolseau, leaving the boulevard, began to traverse
the Chausee d'Antln. He walked at a
measured pace, without hurrying himsell and without looking at the pass
ers*by. He had every appearance of a
thoughtful man following his usual
direction. Servon was still ln hopes
that he would turn down the Rue
Salnt-Lazare In order to gnin the
Faubourg Salnt-Honore, but ho soon
had to abandon this Idea. Monsieur
Lolseau turned Into the Rue Blanche,
travelled the whole length of the Hue
Plgalle, and finally arrived at tho
barrier, which ho crossed without
Onoe on the oUtfer KOulavtard, he
turned to the right and anon entered
a steep, narrow street, which rau up
tho hill of Montm'artre.
He had no Idea that he was being
With his head hanging, and bent as
It beneath the weight of some grief
or crime, the man walked on without
looking round. He was evidently Uttle
troubled about being followed, or ot
least he had no suspicion that such
was the case. All at once Servon lost
sight ol htm. He had Just disappeared
at the top of some very steep steps
with which the street ended; hut the
viscount quickly ran un tlie worn
stones of this species of ladder and
eaught sight ol him again. This time
Monsieur Lolseau had stopped before
a garden gate. He was glancing uneasily around him, and held In his
hand a key which he was preparing
to introduce Into the lock.
The viscount heard the sound ol a
closing door, and advuneed cautiously.
He was In a street running parallel
with the boulevard, and forming consequently a kind of ledge on the hill
ol Montmartre, unlike the other thoroughfares ln thiB neighborhood which
almost all run up towards the top ot
the hill. This street, having a few
houses on the left-hand Bide, was
bounded on the right by a low wall,
from which could be seen the large
trees of a terraced garden. In the
middlo of this wall a wooden gate
served as an entrace, and Monsieur
I/oiseaii had Just gone through it.
Was lie at homo 7 Had he come here
to commit a crime 7 Servon thought
to himself that, after all, LolKeau
had no occasion tn go to Pancorvo's
house for his orders, since the American came to tho club every evening.
The night wns ton dark to see
where the garden extended; but Servon Judged that It must belong tn n
house built almost on the top of the
hill. A light which presently made Its
appearance over the tup of the trees
shuwed him that he was nnt mis*-
taken. The footman had, then, a
secrot dwelling, and of a truth tho
place wns well chosen for the accomplishment of snme shady transaction.
It was mournful ami mysterloiiB.
Fully satisfied with tho first discovery, Servon* waited for about two
hours, in ordor to lend a hand in case
of crime ; hut the house remained dark,
funereal and silent.
Ho descended towards Paris, after
having well noted the spot, went and
changed his clothes, and was careittl
to put In an appearance at the club
before going home.
Oa the afternoon of the next day,
without this time disguising himself,
the viscount set out to explore. He
knew that Lolseau had to bo at his
duties again at midday, and he was
certain of not being disturbed in his
He f.und the flight of steps and the
deserted Btreet again without dltfl-
cutly, and recognized the garden
gate where the man hud disappeared.
This half-rotteu wooden gate seemed
to hold together with dilliculty.
Through Its crumbling bnrs was to
bo seen a kind of rockwork archway
in the most horrtb'e taste; but beyond
this pretentious object there was nothing to be distinguished but an Inextricable mass of Climbers and shrubs,
which gave the place the appearance
of a Corsican mukls.
An admirable scene for a murder.
From this thicket sprang tall trees,
formerly no doubt forming avenues
which had gradually disappeareif in
an undergrowth of brambles. Higher
still than tliis virgin forest Servon
saw, not without dilliculty, a house
as singular us the gUnleu, It exactly
resembled a tower, the Leaning Tower
of Pisa even, for it was a good deal
out of the perpendicular. This curious
building, stunning ln the left-hand
corner ol the grounds, had a ground
floor flush with the garden, a first
story which must have been gained
by a terrace, and a second which almost looked over the tops oi ��� the
Each Btory was provided with oue
single window.
Tho house, built eatlrely ol brick
seemed ready to full to pieces, less
from age thaa trom disuse. It was a
young ruin, the ugliest object in thc
The vlscouut wondered what ridiculous citizen had had the Idea ol erecting this Bham obelisk la the midst
of these old trees which would have
so well accompanied a chateau lu the
elghteeath ceatury style; but he hnd
not come here to engage ia architectural studies, und he began to explore the place.
The Illght of steps which had
brought hlin to the gate continued to
usceud on tho right of the garden,
from which it wus Bepnratcd by a
very low wull. He mounted this difficult road, and he found about half
way up another wooden gate, as
worm-eateu as the first, and whicli,
moreover, seemed dl-,uscd, for a vigorous nut-tree almost entirely hid it.
He continued his ascent, anil finally
emerged In a small square space ut
the end of wliich ho saw the old
church ol Montmartre.
At this point the wail of the garden
turned suddenly to tlie Ielt uud entirely hid the house. A carriage-gate,
In better condition than the others,
stood In the middle ol the wall. The
Iron chalu whicli was hanging at the
side was most probably attached to a
bell, and Indicated the of.cial entrance to this strange abode. The
little square was deserted, and Servon was able to examine aad reflect
at his ease.
He took note of the topography of
this Castle of the Sleeping Beauty;
but he wus not much mriher advanced
and he said to himself that boldness
would pay him best. Being quite certain that Lolseau was not at home,
he ventured to ring.
The sound of a cracked bell was
heard, but no one answered, lie tried
again two or three times. A scpul-
chral silence reigned lu the house.
But the din attracted to the door
ol a neighboring house a dirty and
horribly wrinkled old woman who
suid, in a trembling voice:
''There's no one there 1 There's no
ono there I"
Servon seised the opportunity, and
asked whether Monsieur Loiseau did
not live there,
*'I doa't kuow; there's no Loiscau,
no Lolseuu," muttered the old witch,
und she re-entered her hovel with the
mechanical swl.tness of a cuckoo lu a
Black Forest wouden clock.
All this  had a weird e.tect.
Rather disconcerted, the viscount
was about to walk away, when he
espied, seated on a bench lu the
square, a respectuble-louking man
warming himsell in the sunshine.
He went quiet.y una sat down by bis
side, and began tt conversntlon by a
remark on the view, wliich was a
magnificent one.
It just happened that Servon had
[alien In wili, a kind of Joseph i'rud
homme, who hastened to inform liim
tliut the air was much purer in Mont*
iiiartre than in Paris, a fact of doubt-
lul interest just at that moment. The
young man listened to these stereotyped phrases until, by an adroit transition, he managed to Inquire tlie
reason why thc garden which lay at
their feet remained thus deserted.
" Master,'* said tills denizen ol
Montmartre. raising his voice, "Ive
lived here fifteen years, and I ve al
ways seen the plaoe In the same state
as you see It to-day. IVe been told
It belongs to a very rich lureigracr
who lives ln the colonies. They do
say tliat a terrible crime was committed there ouce, and that it is
haunted at night-; but, like me, you
are too sensible to believe such talcs.'
" Yes, certainly," Interrupted Servon, '��� but 1 thought the houso was
inhabited juBt now."'
"It hns been, sir for tho last six
months, by the landlord's steward. He
camo Irom abroad last summer, but
he doesn't show hiftiself much.'"
" Do you know him 7'*
"No.-   lies a man who passes all
ids days nnd even all his evenings ln
" Does he visit no one ?"���
" I don't think so.     Would you l>e*
licvi', master, that he has never set
foot In the Colo lies Acacias,   where
tho   best   society   of     Montmartre
" He's evidently not a man of taste.'
said Servon, smiling, "but whnt do
VOU think of liis not seeing any of
ills neighbors 7"'
"I don't think It's natural, .'tnd I'm
Inclined to think that the gentleman
lias something to do with tlie police.1'
" All!     Really I"-
Servon humored tho old simpleton
for somo little time, In the hnjie nf
getting something moro definite out
of him : but the nnicent inhabitant
of Montmurtro gave hitn no further
Information, for tho very sufficient
reason that he knew nothing,
Tho viscount returned homo from
his expedition a Uttle moro curious,
hut no wiser, with regard to Monsieur
Lolseau. One result, however, of this
first inquiry was the knowledge thaf
this doubtrtl Individual led a mysterious existence, and that this mystery must have a causo; but this
cause waa precisely the unknown
quantity, which he was anxious to
The problem took moro and more
hold on Servon ; it was constantly on
his mind, ana lio thought to himself
that he should soon arrive at a solution of it, as Newton did ol the law
of gravitation���by always thinking of
it. Frequenting tlie club moro and
more assiduously, with tlie sole object
of keeping a, watch on Monsieur de
Pancorvo anil Lolsoau, he did not lose
a gesture nor a movement of the
two men whom he so watched. Monsieur Pancorvo occasionally allowed a
compromising remark tn escape him,
but Monsieur Lolseuu was impenetrable. At any rate, II theso two
men knew ono another tliey played
their part well, Ior it was impossible
to discover tlie slightest sign ol Intelligence between them. The footman always performed Ids duties witli
exemplary zeal ant Monsieur de Pancorvo continued to show himself to
bo a lino player, which was all the
easier In that he nlmo.it always won.
Sinco the attack of which tho viscount had been tho victim, no ill had
befallen any of the players, at least
ln tho street; for, as a matter of
fact, some one had ransacked the
rooms of a good Angevin, who had
como to puss the winter In Paris, and
who had been a heavy wianer at
cards. Having elfected an entry by
means of false, keys whilst ho was
furiously gambling at the club, the
thieves huu forced open and emptied
the desk, whore he kept hli winlngs,
whicli ut that time amounted to a
considerable sum. The countryman
comjilalncd loudly, and the affair
created a great sensation, which gnve
rise to all kinds of remarks.
Servon thought It best not to Join
In with tho gossips who discussed the
subject, but he learned for certain
tliat on the night of tho robbery
Monsieur de Pancorvo was not at
the club. To tell the truth, tho viscount was tlte only one tn remark tlie
fact, for tho noble foreigner lind many
friends, and passed ior u perfect gentleman. Servon's brain was turning,
tike those of ail mon who are posess-
ed of ono fixed Idea. He mado every
elfort to drive out this persistent
preoccupation ; but ho only succeeded
in arriving at a kind of compromise
between tlio curiosity which wus
urging him ou and his owu natural
good sense. 'Accordingly, he solemnly
promised himself to think no more
about it If, after one last attempt, he
did not find u key to tho mystery.
He had noticed that it would not
be, a matter ol difficulty to introduce
himself Into the garden at Montmartre by tlie side door which ojiened on
to the steps, and be Imagined tliut,
once Inside, he would be certala to
discover somo means ol observing the
euemy at closo quarters. So he resolved not to deier this decisive expedition, and he promised himsell that
it should be the last.
He chose the costume of a street
lounger. Ho' put on a dirty blouse,
a tattered hut and a wig oi splendid
curly hulr. When the viscount was
thus attired ho admired himself, but
a sad reflection forced itself upon him;
a few rags and a blackguard's hut
were sufficient to chunge the most
fashionable mau into the most arrant cut-throat. Servon chose a
night when Lolseau was not on duty
ut tho club, and ho did not set out
until alter midnight, not having oc-
eusion to lollow any truck this time.
On tho coatrury, it wuuld bo better
to give the man timo to settle himsell in his strange abode, ln order to
osberve him at his oase.
How 7 The viscount knew not, as
he wended hLs way towards Montmartre.
On this particular evening the weather seemed to liavo Ision expreBsly
chosen Ior a gloomy enterprise.
One ol thoso terrible hurricanes
which come to us sometimes Irom the
Atlantic was passing over Paris.
Fearful gusts shook the houses, and
a heavy rain beat upon the windowB.
The lew belated footrpussongors
walked along with the undies bent
to the storm, and kept close to the
houses, so as to uvnld the tiles, wliich
ruttlcd down on all sides. Chlmney-
|H)ts toppled down here and thero
with a terrible crash.
The night was an awe-inspiring
one. Servon wondered whether this
cataclysm was a warning from heaven, and lor an Instant he thought of
turning back; but he said to himself that he was only ln for an un-
wlshed-for bath after nil; that suoh a
night would be certain to keop Inquisitive people out of the way, and
that thc storm would favor his nocturnal enterprise. Accordingly, he
continued bravely to ascend towards
Montmartre, his elbows tucked In,
and his head low���ln spite ol the torrents of rain which beat down Irom
the north-west���Uke a ship running
before the wind.
In the whole length ol the Rne Pig-
alle he met not a soul, and he passed
the barrier without seeing the custom-house clerks, carefully stowed
away In their sentry-boxes. On the
outer boulevard Sorvoa had great
dilliculty in Hading Ids way by the
vacillating light of the Btreet lumps,
which tho wind swayed to aud Iro on
their rusty chains, und he kept plunging Into qoagmtres wliich reminded
him, ut the gates of Paris, of the
oountry roads of  Brittany.
After an exhausting climb the vlscouut lound himself, at about une
o'cluck ln tlie mnmlng, in front uf
tlie garden-gate, and a bright light
which appeared over the top of .tho
trees caused him tn think that he
lind arrived opportunely.
Without loss of time he commenced
the escalado, and managed to grasp
without muoh difficulty the brai.clies
of tlie nut-tree which grew against
the door; then, drawing himsell up by
his arms, lie found himself after two
attempts in the garden, without
other daniago than u large rent in
his trousers.
But tilts was tin* easiest part of
the undertaking.
He hud to make his way Into the
mlddl) of a veritable Jungle, and approach the hnuse without betraying
his presence. Fortunately the roar of
the storm, which swayed the branches
of the great trees, drowned the sound
of tho branches which Servon broke
as he walked along. He advanced
stealthily, with his arms extended-
like a blind man, and scratching hla
hands ln the brambles; but a Breton used to hunting ln the woods can
afford to despise such trifling annoyances.
(To he Continued.)
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today, JAN. 28,1898,
We regret to see that now nnd then
some dissatisfied spirit bre.iks. ont into an
itch for writing to some outside publication to the detriment of Union. In
nine cases out of ten, if not in all cases,
an investigatiof would prove that the
writer didn t own a foot of soil here, and
had no interest beyond a mere float. The
fact is we are probably better off than
any community on the co-ist*. We undoubtedly labor under some chsadvan-
Wge-i incident to a new town, bat which
Wilt be remedied in d-<e season, tf the
cmaleers on di) better elsewhere, why in
the flame of common sense, don't they
KO? No one desire* them to remain.
They are not only a nuisance but a
positive dain.itfe. and their absence would
be very much preferable to iheir com
pany. Mnst nf the land in Cumberland
has been sold and is owned largely by
those who occupy it. The Cwliiery Co.
���distributes a large amount of money
monthly which is more or less circulated
in our midst. The company is, of course
run as a money-nwkiny business and not
primarily or principally for the benefit of
the tmm. Are the rest of us here (or tht
benefit of the town? Are the croakers
entirely unselfish? Does any one know
of any business institution that is being
run just for the beneiit of other people?
One gets-after a while a little tired of this
kind of nonsense induced in by the
In addition to the coal we have vast
timber ancl agricultural resources. The
prospects for Union were never blighter.
A new shaft will undoubtedly be started
in the spring. The coal output is in
creasing. The coke works at our outer
po*-. will be proceeded Uiih as soon as
winter disappears. And then will be
ushered in a period of budding activity,
Hut the croaker-, will not be satislied.
They will stick like leeches and cannot
be shaken off, but thank goodnesi ! some
of them will get smashed!
We shall be very much surprised if
Great Britain pays the slightest attention
to tbe Venezuelan Commission. The
Atrerican president and congress mav
cater to the Irish sentiment during the
presidential year, but we should not be
disturbed by it. The American press,
will, of course, fan the excitement to a
white heat, but we should go on our way,
smiling serenely and saying, if we must
say anything, "Shoo fly! don't boddev
There is not to be any further notable
change in the Cabinet at Ottawa at
present. Remedial legislation wiil be
introduced whereby the present public
school system of Manitoba will be preserved, and the few Catholic districts
permitted to use the revenue to be derived from their taxation in support of
their own schools. The details may vary
from this, but the remedial tines will be
in this direction. After parliament the
Tbe civic elections in Nanaimo, Vic*
toria and Vancouver, indicate dissatisfaction with past methods and a determination to reduce taxation. The people
have spoken for a purer administration
of their affairs, and by the number of
votes cast, itis evident that they are
being educated up to a higher appreciation of tbeir public duties.
Tbe great need of this district now is
additional mail facilities. We should at
least receive our mail twice a week. That
is-about all w*.) cm expect until tbe ��. &
N. Railway is extended here. For a
rea-iC -.bin bonus we feel sure the Joan
proprietors .could be induced to un ,��� r
lro~ N inmmo tu Coaifm ai
weekly trip.
;.y 1. , . tin     . ��� ��� n     1:   I** v. .
f nn the command ��� 1 he .p i ish foi ��� s
in Cuba and tiie beifinnin^ of the < t d
appears. There is no doubt but th it ;; e
patriots are receiving material aid frnm
the Uui cd States*���not from the g -v.-in
ment but from the Cuban synip-uhiz.-r***
among thc people.
We are phased to note that our mem
ber, Mr. Haslam, has succeeded in
having the telephone privileges hitherto
enjoved !);��� Courtenay, restored without
interfering with the telegraphic arrang*.-
ments ofthe Hay.
The roll of claat j'> mial*-) itt Ciutmlu kau
hi'tii rv.iy.iiti ited uy   Ihc    pitt-iia* ion ��t III-
u-uui CiMi ���(!_, whioh, tita-i. g -ho tlutu nt
���l.i nary, ISilC. emus to tu ti*>-m*th*4 poh-
lit-h.f* Mr. \V. Samitluld Juhnr-trt-ii-* U Ada-
lajtiu iSr.. wf-ht-, 'Ju-imii-i*    Tho ticW [jioj'itri
a*.. tru,k nui, in a ilit'-wotioii, w imt,, d ,.-
\i\tu i\e iiuti-l ei oi trado jomi-alM pubh��hi��l,
iIm-i. uoc htictii a* vut t�� hnvo he**-" eovored,
Ttio title itnuci.*'.fc.i thai. iNUV-S't'KIAL ('as
ai-.i liuuM wiih mtUi��trial aud ii.tiijufaoi.ui*-
in--* ii yon atnl I *h* u Lho ctu-e, a*, aniulo
nu ttid AgricaluiK of t-nituda, Tfu- Omiarimn
Lutt/'-cr liidusr;*, (Jouiiu<trf*ia] Tro-i ieu
with F*-reign O'-outru**, Tuu B;ojolti Iml*
iiHtrj Kootrioal Prnuiea**., Tne IVle^hi'iuj in
(Jauiaia, Oauatla't* Groat O^aiu'O, it.tfK.utt--
Ii. m eviiloxic tllati tha j* umal in tu the
iaiidn nf 'h-i-e wh * b*-v>- h-ui a tau .liar ae
uuiii'iioco with id a-i** j.-urriKheu , tin-* being
���.nnwi* t��v tho |jra8;ioat oh-iruc-er ol the or
tidlo-i %/o hava naaiod. iNDUSTRUl, (..ANADA will, appareutly, givo worn thun >>nt
n.*] y attontion to Caiiadiau iiuiiiu-j iu m*
e***.8, *-tii��.*'(i by a uneoiiiuc inntorU-al s etch
nf tot; *���** iwih oi OauadUn uiimng utfatrn,
���*������*( iher wtth .wo pageu of Jotting****! telJin**
.ii tho pi'ogr��i�� ��ad ditooywiam in mining io
Ciuaaaat. uho pion^nt I'liio. Another h-a1-
��ionf thia uuuKlny that ii OOhorviuu oi
inouninn, aod w. behnvo it. in ii.ntiu*- India*
j lUroalUm iu 0-*oad:i, in the- depart mom
'nand 'Muduhtnal Tradrf Uaviuw." Tin-
ami ol thn rltp-.j-Mii'iiiv, wi- an told, vilt I*t
*n (.-ivii e.imii-.l) writti u revii va i f thut-t
Hi'tii'lo-i >-f tl<-: lai'ii.o, api'nartijy in iiu*
iti'imiijj tiH.ii- |ou(iiul*iof of Cno onttotiy,,
ti It rtitt (lOtiiiitd of lO'i-i'-itiiir rttOOO to lllih
���ne*)-! ifcudurn, tt-u*. imvi fi too iii-ooiiiiity <.**
the L-Uny liiiHi&u-a uitui ami inauufoo-urcf
irom witdiu^ through it,-, mai,*, dii_*��r*nt
j.inri-ulH r.hr-ii* aru {-iihl.4i.r-*>--) Tl-e umotnly
i- "24 ptgeo, nirj,nlni,*t"'i by -. oliaiao'tr slteto.i
and yinrnt.if Promtor M.-u-Ki n..i: Buwell,
a- th - Hr-*G oitiiiittfr of Ira e aou cm imroo
for Oaimda, aud 4111*1 (joueiumsly illusrra-'eii
A-tli viewa ot In tn ici i.-ti-. iiiiniug and othor
Onralan ���jiaiUtid An oum-atj hoal hy uu i
loyar (Jaoad'ati sp-Hcw hreaiheu thruogln ut
ii.*i* 0'il'iro paper, tiio proiuolei'tt having, uu-
iloiihtly all tilth in t:,�� poHnihiluirB of bhU
Oaiuvla of On I'll. and nn po^se-wed of iioum
ins  po*. iiniftii wh-uh t����t* olt-Hti   teodi '"
r*K dowa ttoinuiu ti in-* as well a>. in ��� v i
i\An. Thecubsortiiti a pihie of tNPUSTax.vt.
Canada h-*s I wen olaoml a-i $l 00 a yoir and
tlie frtotthat Air Joh.iHt^n, tUe \,\d>*imi-r, 11
st-mor uoiaiher or one of mo la>*,tltoy print
iu,* uid pii-ititluiii_ loruuet. iii T'jiouti, ao-
an olii timo newspaper publwlier, 14 u jjcai'
auteu of the cueue*iH ..t (ho ve'*t*urn,
We have received a copy of the first
issue of M.tssey's Magazine, published
by ''The N(nssey Pres?," Toronto, Can.
It comes iu n bright, attractive dres^and
conainscontributions from Prof. Win,
Clark, U. C L.j G. A. Reid, li. C A.;
F. M. Mclntyre, Ph. D.; VV. H. Urum-
mond, Pauline Johnson and other-,; alio
some very line illustrations bv Fred. W
The re is a Womnu's Realm, Atj'ricul-
lural Department, and Literary Depart-
ment. Here is'ahat ihe editors have to
say for t'leir new m.i*.a?.i*'ie:
"The publication will be first ofa!)
Canadian; and it will seek to furtherCan
aiiian an, and literature, add in even*
way develop Canadian character, llm
although it will be thoroughly in sympathy with Canadian amis, aspirations and
hopes it will not be &o exelu-iiveiv Canadian that Canadians won't read it, forwc
are inclined lo ihe belief that the people
of Canada like to hear occasionally about
the people of other lands as well as about
We predict a bright future for this
bright little magazine, which can be
obtained for one year for $1.00, or ten
cents percopy.
The last number of the Western
World received is of great interest to
British Columbians. It contains an appreciative irticlo on Hon J. i\. Turner,
our   Premier, with  a   capital  likeness.
Rambles wound lv*t|iiimalt and Victoria is well written. "British Columbia"
and'Thc Hudson Uny Company" invite
perusal and the illustrations���views in
the Lilloet district and near Agassiz, are
charning. The publication office is being
removed from Winnipeg to Toronto, but
we are promised that the Western World
will con tin re to be devoted lo the interests of the Canadian territory between
Lake Superior and the Pacific Coast.
The price is only $!. a year.
The Mystery***/ Witch��� Faced .Mountain by Charles Egbert Craddock is far
and awav the best of "the light literaitrc"
lately offered. Miss Mary N, Murfee
under her masculine non de plume is in
tensely fascinating in her description of
the ever shifting scenes and shades ol
the Tenessce and   Caroline   Mountains
Her characters are true tn nature but
she excels in ihe magic of her description
of mountain scenerv ana of th*- wealth of
light and shade which they ufibid. She
;* 1 true nrti-at She confines herself t����
th ��� rugged character nfcountry and people of which she has made a study, and
hai acquired enduring fame.
Fall ?.v.d Winter stuffs in Stock
Don't you make a purchase without lirst taking a look through our
We mean tc clo thc business this fall and have marked the goods
to sell. Drop in anyhow, when in Nanaimo. We will be more than
pleased to show you our stock whether you are buying or not.
49 Commercial treet SLOAN & SCOTT. Nanaimo, B. C.
Manufacturers of Handmade ancl  Stock  Bricks.
Sprriril   l-'dltcrns Now On  Hand  Fnr Chimney  Heads, Cornices Etc
E.-,.=*'iiil'.t.d 1277
CAPITA*., $500,90-*.
Incorpcralc-I 1083.
_   toft IS -to*1 j. �� h is HM W W �� S    w B m W
,.. t*to���4[ rt    noo-i:,   none
y'ic*'--."   *'���-' '���*?.- '' ''*-��� ; >'i��l'"��� ' -i *>**;-1 u,it; ���*, ,,����.-
&Z,yU-e\&iiJ,K^.iJM:  ���'���' ��� "���Il*��i".><��'*.,8'-.'1.
 i'-l-ty **_ fr ,,ii,(l,*it*. /-jiuri'
��� ;',,'f'v*'":;'��� ��� ���'���>������' ' 7''-', 7; -   i viK8-* .��,.,��� iu,_.r
. I ���Sft-i-'-i A -. 2. j Tf***? "'Z'.-j. j:��� iias.
I Jes. McMillan & Co,
��� BAIN !!-)USH: 20C-2t_ Fira! /Wo. Mwili, tHIStllAPOll!), ttllNit
i Jlt.A-*iCKii;-'-Jr
j     HjEILSNA. MONT.      I     CHId'SO, ILU     l    VlCTflRIA, B.��. I WIIISIP'-O, *.m.
I[0 spirt, ft BosroiMSt*!. I !       lif, V.'haif at, I   83* King St.
Dis  Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
V7*i ltftyo appointed Mr.  .Tamas  Ab-
vama ou? onllcct-ir until   run-iier notice, to whom alt overdue   aooouuts
���**cy bi* paid.
',' Hox. 1885.
Society    Cards
I    O.   O.   F���   No.   11
Union Litlye, !. O. O. F��� meets every
Fi'id.iy niyht tit S o'clock, Visiting brethren coi'dtally iii.'ited io ritietul.
A. Lindsay, R. S.
Oiin-.b-rland Lo(i;.;e,
A. F  S: A. M ,, B. C. R.
Union, IS. C.
L'"l*:��� meets lirst   Saturday    in- e-ch
noi'iih.   Visiting brethren ,ire cortlituly
invited to ittt'uhd,
James McKim. Sec.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .St A.M..11.C.R
Courtenay B. C*.
Lodi;e meets on evciy Saturday on or
be'ore the i'ull of the moon
Vi.itin-' Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
l-oyiil Sunbeam Lodj-e No. ieo, C. O.
O. I-'., meet in theil lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 3 p.m. Visiiing brethren
cordially invited to attend.
). M. Fulton, Sec.
^to.jrfrt- et fit, *��� * 1
Esquiinalt and Nanaimo  Ry.
.^tenner Jo it
On and afr..;r Mar. 22nd, 1803
The Steamer JOAN will s.iil nr, follow,
CALLING AT WAY PORTS as ���niBsuieo..
ami freight mny oiU'r
Lea,0 Victoria, Tnt-H-liiy, 7 iv. tn.
"  Nanaiiitnlor Cnninx, V\,'il*ii���d*iy. Tit.ln
Leave t'uaiox lor Nana'mo.      rrtili��y��,V '.n,
.NhihIi'iii, for Victoria   Suinitli-y, , a.tu
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or al the Company's ticket olflce,
Victor.a Station, Store street.
Esquiinall _'���. Nanaimo K'y
Time  Table  No.   26,
To take ctl'uct nt 8 am an Mimda-, Ootob'r
'28.18[*5.   Trail n run on IV-ilit; .-lttin.i,rii ��� mi..
lllally. ISnt'iiy.
Lv. Victoria for Nanuimo and I A. M. I l>- M.
vi ellinuion I 8.��l I   3211
Jr. Naiiiilmo .* I  u. in I  6 au
Ar. WolllngUlll....  |   UUO |   Hoi
Cumberland  Encampment.
No. 6,  I, 0. 0. F.,  Union.
Meets first antl third Wednesdays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. in. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
J. COMB, Scribe.
Nelson Camp No, 51 ofthe Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every olher Monday even
ing at S p.m. in Odd Fellows Hall, over
Leiser's store. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Geo. Hull,Secretary.
I   a �� i p M
I lliiilv. 1 Sit'iiy.
Lv, Wol'lngton for Victoria  I   1.211  I   3.30
Lv. *>-��t,unv, for Victoria...      810   |   U4A
Ar. Victoria  |  r���a |   7.00
Fo,* rr.tca and infoimatlon apply  at. Coal*
pan' '*, oiliccH.
Preside*.!. (lon'l Supt
nan. Fri'iKlit and PoHongtr A_t.
We the usdersigned hereby authorize
John Bruce to colled all accounts due the
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Gran t*|
H. Hamburger /��� Trustees.
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs off.ee, where
I am prepartjd to manufacture und repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
. ~,Ji.-&7>yl
Lowest (ASH Price
limMt Hotels
Courtenay, B. 0.
Grant & Munighan, Props.
Best of Liquors
Finest ci Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famotis
S54 tt tm lit. Janiw **t-
%.$rp     SLITS
^}M}\      To or da
Pill    w
i... i'i.>.-.'v.
4**r.?,l(tl ���ril:m;*cs..  I'l'-lupt ..eiivuy.   Tc,
.1:111 fit tuata._iet,l.
U.-iion Stw Mill.
Al! Kinds of Ko.ugh *,n.
Dressed lumUtr always or
liai-.d and delivered at short nt.
Also all kinds of sawn and
split .shingles aid dresstd pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R.Grant & L. Mounce, Preprs.
���**'-���*-���*''__-��_-_     ~������**.
I m�� prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
end do Teaming
At-reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B c.
�����  -"v^/^-a *���*
Jty the Author of "A Bull Son-?."
�� INTER, tyrant itwru and hoary,
Rul��a witri trout*��-*y the riMd,
0'��r tha wrecks uf Aattt nn'a ��lory
Glittering uu-a tai-jut* ho liui-di.
Shrilly pipe* hi-- intuioa, Bi>rt.*u,-���
Galvanised ac Im uiWiio-i,
Ddad luavea leap and whirl before -ai
Through the wonts, ia -fa .atly <l 4Q-39.
Sk'fs nrvy-ri'-lw.l and fro-Jt oi-rote',
8 mwch an I thi-::*eu lik������- a "Jill,���
Bjq lime lo**, and ovar-i'i-ni-d,
Down th-y let'tbeir hitrdtiB fall
Tuuibliag, ncat-criug, Aiukerm-j. flyiag.
U ��ni ��� Via tillein In ild a J>Otlg ilt-tto,
Aud an aiinl-MM wind iti ��i*^hin_f
Drearily from wuce to w-ute.
Animated nature ahivera-
Striclf-m through with dtadly chilli-
Buried are tnt- -slum* ha at.d rivers
Shr-uded *va-y ijutU tO|ipii<l hi!!;���
0, for Maro-i'i roantrj hlUBttrJ
0, for Afj-ilV drz2li'i-< ruin I
Y��*l wehaituveu theo, Suotht-aater,
Sua w-i Im*, gieit't earth ���xga,m.
ITupiroeivad, tho San U [ii-h-.h-*
O'er the gUoittr pi-tk a'**r,
8oin>)raaloiili, Inuuihin !nn��h��j.
Herald -lie r-pp-vHoii'ij Yif, -
Wot).), like rmurreet-uil giimt;,
fi ic.-h-j tin if de (*iiinook<att forth,
Ai-dwith rii'giinj bla��t defiant,
Sve.-fw the routed Wituor uorth.
As upon the dettolaLion
Oi* tltudvad I-iuiIk, -.unb iu enow,
���Lite .hoot*-, up, a new craitton,
Ah the greatSouthea-itArt- blow,���
So, wheu. prnHpt'ft'ui* r-im��� -���* for-iaking,
Adverse furume*, nVr u* roll,
Ay, ttirt-yi-h o'ttlling ���Jo-wi forth breaking.
Hoi 1* re-vivifica she until,
D < p within the breaat implanted,
H-.pe, tbr offspring oi the **k,>,--
Eo.vmt hy it to no-I, yet k|ii irtga uudauut* d,
Iur etieutff-l, it e intuit die.
Bv it Atill, through crime and tu-rr.-w,
Doooted uotirr-uiutnf are bltut,
Sud, agaii-at tntt dnuUiful morrow,
K**jit ouo io an opun-is**..
G>, wiin God loknnw.b-d^ed it-^aryou,
Whilu fan- iitne'tion il m-U voar ���*/_.}}���
Hopo pure,*nui tho 1 .**ilt cheer y--u
la tno dark tnd ���loti-ly iuy,
Till, oiirili'.i nbadowc tht iiim**, r<*.*idi;t_*,
B-.tiu UJ.-111 yoar it uuj'h'.*' d nt^ii
Al!   h-* SouiiO."- joy u-u-ad ��i
Of tho Ua 1 ���>' f-aJel****. li'-it-
Tliu money order tlcp,iameui closes at
7 p.m. Thursdays, Letters may be vc^is-
tt-ied up tn 7.30 p mnn ThtirttthiyK. Ap
p y for box-:** 10 -trrive uexi llioilth befoie
they are ail taken.
Tj��1-T8 willAue received for the pur-
cbise if thc rl eiherin-^mn farm, bcinj,'
I*,*)* Ni. 107 on tlie ot-tir-.il map of Comox
1 oi't.tuiin*,' ah "Ui 200 acres more or less;
about 110 acres are under culiivatmn and
welt feno'd, with huilditiff and orchard,
t'n.il rijjht** included, also 'ibottt 200
acres adjottiin-j. The farm can be
���divided to **> iiil'pii!ch;i-ers
pMi'.trs tendering   will   stiile   whet he
f tr ilie who'e 400 acresor   for   the   200
ncrea ttfclea eu Und or part of it.
Tcr-Jcrs 10 be niade'd to
I01IN MUNDELL, up to
Feb. 8'h, 1S96.
Persons using tlie mule* nnd horses ol
ttie Union Cullfn-y   Co. without ncrmi-H*
tioH will be prosecuted according to law.
F.D, Litlle, Supt.
UNION r.AY, a 0.
Having taken this house, except the
bar, I shall be pleased to receive the
patronage of tbe public.
Board per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 cents.
T.J. Piercy.
Payment brs been stopped on a certain
-checque payable to Mr. Homer, bearing
date January 21st, 1896, for good and
lawful reasons.
One mile and t half from Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
M. J.  Henry
Nurseryman and Florist
P.O. uddress:���Mount Pleasant, Van-
��ouver, R.C. Greonhouse and Nurscr>,
(04 Westminster Koad. Most complete
Catalogue in B. C���Fret to your address
No agents.
All persons driving over the wharf or
orid_es in Comox district faster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Any person or poisons destroying or
withholding the kegs and burrels of the
Union Brewery Company Lid of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
I have opened a Harness
"Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dut'dfcuif Ave, Union,
opposite to the The News,
where I will keep in strxk and
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in my
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, and carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
is respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
Nouiry Public
Agent tor. lie fillianei! Fire
Insurance company of Lon
don and tha Pboenlx ot
Agent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Assa-
ciatlonof Toronto	
Union, B C.
Miss B B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
antl rianti for practice.
Office Houm t. Mcl'lieejc Moor. h'iii'_ aliI ut
H. 0. PKAWBR  18.
"��*. -���, '-Ou.	
teas l, ���, __���*,
Cor. 2ND and Dunsmuir Ave.
Keeps a full line ok
Gurnsey Tilden
Stoves, everywhere famous,
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
*ND    Repairing
CunilierlanJ Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
ttM  i, e
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
Investment security Savings Co.
Advances   money  fur Building
Hn.ger  for  Naunimo,  *Wuilm{.cuu
aud   UKmberiand.
Head iitlice, Commercial Street N'.v
nannu, li. C.
Miss Leigh Spencer wsits Uiiinr. from
this date on every bunt succeeding pay
day, mr collecting dues, and advancing
lhe Company's business. Patties call m
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting fallowing Thursday
evening at 7.30.
Fire,   Life,   Accidont   Insurance,
iii-ul Estate.
Onion lines
Furniture    "Ante
 o ���
\   Full ; ine of   1 veruhinj;
Iim hiding '. uriaiiis, Can et
���in,l    *:���
Rugs,  and
woven wire
W.  CHENEY   &.  0
COMAflbljlON      ���.���.].. iiA.N
UNION,   B.   C.
Will handle all kinds of g cd-'
inr uding
farmers Produce
Give us a call
1$ ttnio-kt, -a o.
House and Sip Fainter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
In" eparati
v t) Veep
We conduct every bra ch of thi*
Undertaking   Busi ess   inchiding
Embalming, and k ep all nicessa
ry supplies
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
         MANl'F.'CTUnKR OK        	
Saror.paralla, Champagne Cider, Iron FhospleatM ud ftjiujw
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer,  fcituoi Beer ������>_ T**ft_r,
Agent for tho Union Emvery Cmpany.
At thia New Bearding Homn ud Roetnur*
aat ynn oan obtain Meals at 25 eenta and
upwarda. B iard and L > 'yingi, at Ml p*r
mimth on the STRICTLY ADVA*('_
CASH PLAN. If paid at tht e��A .f it,.
munth J2S will be invariably ohai-,-*.
Take E. Pimbury' & Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
ancl colds.
\ will fell oft* my goods���
Evcrylliing lor next 30 days
WJa.1T pown
0 down  down
E*J_.TIiey must Go
Take ihem at your nun prices
Doing going
t tothe
Lucky Person
Get in the line of the
Piocascion if you
Want a BARGA'N
T. D. McLean
���CJiTION*, 33. O.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker In Metals
Jobbing ot all kinds
Office and Works   l^_*i~'
Thc modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
and Livery
cojj-j-t^jstja.t, b.o.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rrtes Alway* on Han��J,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Bono,  ,'.
:mcq,uii,la:��-t 6c q-iiii^OK/SJ
I presume we have used men
��� one hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure for Consumption in my
family, aud I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
gn Medicine
I ever used.���'W. 0. Miltenbhrobb, Clarion, Pa.,
Dee. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-  "
plaints.���E. Sboset, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dec 21st, 1894.
Wall Paper
Paint Store
��� AND ���
Tinting anil
A  Specialty
All   orders promptly attended to.
Old Drug Store. Union,  B. C.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4
Commercial Btreet.
1TJL1TJLIMO,    ��3.    C.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
J. A. Cashew
���tjstrioTT, B. a.
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Boatful; Street    ���    Nanaime 1. 0
I      Manufactures   the rireit  cigar*   and
i employes none but white l��b��r.
!      Why purchase inferior foreign  tsiaaet
when you can nhtain a sci'EltOC  AKT1
cle fm tke tamt mimey FARM AND_GARDEN.
Just uuw is un excellent time to ex-
ttiniua and repair the working tuols oi
the farm. Tho farmer can easily ami
Cheaply mako many of these ropairs
bJraself. If tlie carpenter or the black-
Hinitli must be culled in, lie Is probably
lust now waiting fur you; but many
sucli bil.s could bz saved the farmer
If a few to.Us, a stock ui liuit***. screws,
nails aud rlvetH were always ou hand.
For prenerv��m_; the wuud work o-f
machines crude petroleum will answer
almost as WBll Ot) pa.ui, and be less
expensive. Tires but ��Ugh.tiy loosened
eonbd t.yiitoi.e.i by turning the wheel
tna trougn Qontaining bolting Unseed
oil, or ii cau be uuue nearly as well
by applying cheap paint mixod with
raw uil; Lut the wurk must bo
patiently done, and the mixture wod
wurlieu iuto iho joints.
Leaky roois, rattling windows and
worn tlmstiuids ure things which the
former siiou.d consider unendurable,
The occupants oi ihe house suffer, aud
[uui Is wasted in vain efforts to make
the family conilanable. Draughts of
wind irom such sources lay the foundation fur colds and calamity. Kven
at this late season let tnem be remedied, and it cau ho oiteu be done by
the iulcj mau ot the house himself.
It is almost as essential that thc
barn bu in good shape for the winter
as the house. If the stuck is not duly
protected there will be extra consumption of tood, a reduction in the
yieiU of milk, a stunted growth- and
a stoppage in llesh farming, if the
financial side of tho question does not
move us, surely the love Ior our
domestic frienus shuuld. Boards and
glass are etioaper tuan hay aud grain.
Honey and pigs, eggs and colts-
miik and lambs snoulu all be produced ou the farm lu sutfieient quantities to promote peace, comfort and
contentment. More young people
wib remain on the farms ii all tne
good things raised are not sold off.
it is a duty we owe the iauiiiy to
have a good home orchard and garden, it is iu tuis sense that charity begins at homo, for this is proving the love we profess.
it would not bi* strange if, as a result of these hard times, there
sliould set outward from tne city an
exodus tu tne country larger than
thu stream which once ran the other
way. There is now less food per
capita than ever before in tho history oi civilization. Agriculture is
really in a state of progress, and
more producers, with fewer lulers and
middlemen, is likely to be the condition of   the  future.
It Is usually the case that extreme
earl,ness is procured at tiie expense
of quality and productiveness. Market gardeners cau make tliese early
sorts profitable) because of the earlier hign prices, and cau stand the deficiency tn qualUy, but the farmer
cannot, afford tlds. He would better
be content a few days to get that
Which Is  more  valuable.
Whatever the farmer may do ln
the way of testing novelties, he
should have the larger part of his
garden stocked with the staudard
sorts of the things lie finds it desirable to grow. He should keep posted
as to the newer introductions, and
show enterprise in practically testing them now and then, but more
than this is neither wise nor profi-
tuble for him.
Barns filled with grain and hay are
Invaluable in their  way, but not essentials  la   winter  feeding.   The  system ol ensilage makes .summer feeding
iractlcally    all    the year, aud   the
\omq witu which such fund is digest-
Hi makes it valuable,     It is laxative,
tiud    also    stimulates    the  appetite.
Mure pounda    oi such  food can    be
grown to    the acre than of almost
my other crop,    and  with the silo
turn* stock can Ue kept with greater
iroltt than by the older methods.
I*. stands to reason that w.th liberal
redding cattle can he kept warm and
leuu mure easily���two factors of the
Irst   importance   for   their   welfare.
-Vith en. straw an animal can be kept
mnrj   comfortable   than    with   long
straw, because it can be more evenly
distributed.     It makes a   better absorbent lur the hame reason, and the
manura and urine become mure thoroughly Incorporated with it.
Steers of a dairy type are unpopular, They do not seem to feed out
satisfactorily, and feeders do not
want them, Let keepers of tlds class
of cowa forestall this objection by disposing oi tuch steers while calves as
veals. Do not give buyers an opportunity to taunt y u with their oifors
of little prices after you have 'kept
your steers fur two or three years.
"The days of the years" of a steer
are becoming less und less, and it
lo ��ks as li even the two-year-old will
be abandoned before long. There is a
cry for cheap meat���and good���and as
the heavier animal has a larger percentage ol offal than the compact
smalLir one, the butcher has found It
unprtuituble to handle It. It Is the
percentage of mint to livo weight
which decides lhe Issue.
If there be c-y donee of oat bulla In
your mil; feed, exainlna clcsoly to see
If there is also oatmeal, it is not an
uncommon practice to mix the hulls
with the meal, for they can be bought
at the factories at a very low price,
and serve a double purpose of deception. Corn and tin1 cobs ground up
look much more ent clng when they
show up the nip-jnrance of hnvlng a
goodly proportion of uats Intermingled.
Where horses and cows are kept In
the same stnble lh re should be space
for a free circulation of air between
them. I-'rpm even th" c'eanrBt hirse
stablQ there is a strong odor of ammonia, which will affect tho milk if
the cows nre compelled to breathe It
continually, and it will nlso contnm-
inate the flavor of the milk after the
milk Is drawn. We cannot be ti o
careful of the surroundings if we
would make good butter.
Salt Is nn essential constituent of
bhe blond, nnd because many of the
min mnn fonds of cnttle a**e lacking
In It, It must be artl Irlally Rtipplled.
The n mount varies in d! f**rent foods,
nnd In those grown from different
soils, nnd we, therefore, have no guide
an to the exact quantity nn animal
needs, but It must be left to them.
The correct way is to give them con
stantly the opportunity of satisfying
the natural needs of the system.
It ie an Idle practice for bee keepers
to feed uwarms during a honey blow
In order to lorward storing.      Wheu
the sweets can be obtained from the
flowers it Is useless to try to '"feed"
tlie bees in any other way.   They prefer Flora's fresh nectar, aud will gather and  store it   In  the combs,  entirely ignoring nil other food which
can be placed before them.
Water   the   cows   separately,    and!
then you   cau   know   that   each   one I
drinks liberally.   II she dots not, then
look after her and ascertain the reason.   Ii thc cow does not drink freely \
the suppiy od milk will soon begin to !
lull. As for her winter rations ol food, I
ono can not do better than to give her j
night and morning \fo pounds ol ensil- 1
ago aud three oi shorts, with five of j
clover hay at noon,
Ii carrots, ruta bngns and mangel j
wurtxcis, turnips and cabbages are led ]
with discretion to the cows, they constitute a cheap and valuable addition
to the feeding ration, and there will
bo no noticeable eifcct upon the flavor
oi the milk if fed immediately after
milking. These certainly increase tlie
Care should bo taken not to dry off
too soon the young heifer iu hor first
year oi milking, as this hubit, formed
early in ibe, will cling to her subsequently. She should continuously have
a ration to develop muscle "and the
milk organs���a diluted or extended
grain ration, Instead of concentrate
Whether thc water for the cows
should be artificially warmed or not
may depend upon circumstances. If
tliere be a good stream of water
which does not freeze there will be
Uttle necessity for warming, but if
the supply be so small thajt it can
not otherwise be kept from free-slag, tho warming will he found profitable.
To show that milk is a greedy absorbent of germs from without, a
scientific English writer found tnat
sheets soaked in fresh, warm cow's
or goat's milk evory four hours and
wrapped about patients with scarlet
fever or smallpox absorbed the poison and cured the patient. It af- i
forded .prompt  relief.
Turning winter milkers out for ex- j
erclse on cold, or even raw days, will
invariably result in a loss of milk
product, lielieve the confinement as
much as possible by having the stalls
Clean and roomy, for if sho has all
the room necessary for lier comfort
she will get oxercise enough forJ
health and for milk giving.
Progressive agriculture is not an
unmeaning phrase. By the invention
of the butter extractor only we get
rid of the legion of old fashioned and
cumbersome implements and utensils which come between the milk
pall and the buttor package, and are
relieved of a vast amount of trouble
and anxiety beside.
In order to develop the youug heifer
into a good milker she must be well
fed and carefully milked from the beginning ; do not expect as much nor
as rich milk as from the fully matured cow. II our expectations are
disappointed at first, let this be all
the more reason for our exercising Intelligent management.
We go too much upon the "main
chance" In all our agricultural operations. Let us do away with such
dependence. The nest guide ns to
the value of a cow Is to weigh ber
milk regularly. That tells the story
without any guess work, and Is far
better thnn goinjr blindly upon her
pedigree or  Tier "marks."
Friends Had Given Dp Hope of
TheI'ronble Beguu with :, Cough *vi��l��h
Settle,! ou tilt, Lu���i-n���Subject to l''��lut-
lu_ 8���ell-i mut nt '.nut; Forced to Tnke
to HaoV-Bctored Hy Ur. William,' fink
I'ilU   When  All Other Medioine*,   Hud
(From L'impartial, ngnfeh, r. E. I.)
Mr. Domlnlck P. I'Mussou. wlio
Uvea on tUo ilurjicr Itoatl, about
two miles from the toivu ol Tl(jnlsh>
1'. li. I., personally took the trouble
to bring before the notleo of the
editor of L'impartial the particulars:
ot tho tfure of hl--i iluughter-lu-litw,
Mrs. A. 1>. Chlaaaon, through the use
of Dr. Williama' Piuk Fills. The etuJc
l_ certainly remarkable nud wc cannot do better than give it in Mr.
Chiaason's own words; "My son's
wile," sold he. "has boon sick lor
some seven 5-ears juist, but previous
to that tlmo was a strong, healthy
person. Just aliout seven yeara ago
she took a severe cold, which attacked hor lungs, and from that tim3
up to the beginning of the past aum-
mer ker health had been feeble, and
at times we despaired ol saving ker
life. It wan not her disposition to
give up easily, and ou some occasions
while engaged ln household work
she would bo seized with a fainting
spell, which would leave her so weak
that she would bo confined to her bed
for Several days tn a semi-unconscious state. More than ouce we
thought she was dying. Thore was
a continual feeling of numbn?ss ln
her limbs, and almost   constant  so
la shipping live poultry have tho
coops high t.-noiigh that they can
stand lip! low coons are Cruel, mid
thore is danger of mittocatlon. For
the same reasons do not overcrowd.
\ tine coop ol hens will ho depreciated if a number of cocks ho among
thrill: keep them separate. L'o*i-
trivo to have them arrive in market
Hie middle ot the week ; recnipts increase toward the last of the week,
and Jiondnv there is some stock left
ovor from Saturday, usually. Nor is
Mondiu  a good day to sell poultry.
Dorkings aro favorites wherever
known, and the Knglish consider them
superior to all others as a tablo fowl,
unless it be tlie game. They have a
large proportion of breast meat, and
the cocks usually weigh from eight to
ten pounds. They nro not superior
as <:gg producers. Their larro slio.
rapid growth nnd early maturity
count mueh ln tlieir lavor, and they
are beautiful In form nnd plumage.
They nre gcntlo in disposition, and e-c-
celtent mothers. As layers thiy make
"ti excellent cross with Brahm-ts or
It will cost you 25 cents to loco
vour hen this winter; but sho 'will
easily hatch two settings for yon, and
If these broods aro well cared for anil
in-ido rendv for market, they wll pny
off bor bill and will help pay oft that
'or vour own keeping beside, nnd vou
cin live upon fried chicken, too. Tlie
50 cent hen Is a larger fuc'or toward
unking tho prosperity of tho farm
tlrm sho ls generally given credit tor
IHrnr; nnd pist now Ib tlio timo to
make tho most of her.
Recently knocked down a burglar
aad held him until tho arrival of assistance. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery is a medicine that checks
tho frightful Inroads of Scrofula, and.
If taken in time, arrests tlio march
of Pulmonary Consumption. It cures
indigestion nnd dyspcpsln, chronic
diarrhoea and similar ailments. This
wonderful medicine has also gained
celebrity in curing fever and ague,
chills aud lover, dumb ague and like
Asthma cured by newly discovered
treatment. Address, for free pamphlet, testimonials and references,
World's Dispensary Medical Assoala*
tion, Buffalo, N. Y.
Napol:on Demers, who was accused
of k ling hU wlfj nt St. Henri, was
d*clured not guilty after a protracted second trlnl In tho Court of
Qu"en's Bench at Montreal.
Tho Thomson-Tipping bloik at
Oril la, was totally destroyed by lire,
with all Its contsnts.
Can now walk to church.
vere pains in hor chest which wore
ouly ou.sed by a stooping position. Added to this sho was troubled with a
hacking cough, sometimes so severe
ut night that she did not obtain
more than a few hours* sleep. About
the end of lSU-i wo had given up all
hopes of her recover*, and the neighbors were ot tho tame opinion, -She
waa reduced to almost a skeleton,
and could scarcely take any nourishment. She had grown so weak that
she could aot walk across the bedroom floor without help. Wo had
often heard and road of tho great
cures effected by Dr. Williams' i'ink
Pills, and at this stage, when all else
had failed, I urged that they be
given a trial, null procured a half
dozen boxer*. Aftor using them for
about three weoks she eould walk
across ber bedroom floor without aid
aud from that time on she continued
improving Lu health fi'oin day to day.
She continued taking tha Pink Pills
for abou 1 lour months, with the result that she is now a healthy woman
aad it, i.s now no trouble for her to
walk to church, a distance of two
miles, nud tho grateful praises ot herself and friends will always b-j given
Dr. Willinms' Pink rills.
Tho experience of years has proved
that there Is absolutely no disease
due to a vitiated condition of the
blood or shattered nerves, tliat Dr.
Williams' I'ink I'ills will not promptly oure, and thoso who are suffering
from such troubles would avoid much
misery and save money by promptly
resorting to this treatment. Get
the genuine I'ink I'tlls evory time, and
do not be persuaded to take an imitation or some other remedy which
a dealer, for tho sake ol tho extra
profit to himself, may say ia "lust
as good." Dr. Williams' Pink I'ills
cure wheu other medicines fall.
strlv'ntr to I'l.-its**.
Mr. Newbryde (attempting to carve
tho turkey)���Good heavens, Mary I
what liavo you stuffed tho turkey
with ?
Mra. Newbryde (with dignity)���
Why, with oysters, ns you told  me.
Mr. Newbryde (again trying to
forco thc knife through)���But It fools
like rocks or stones.
Mrs. Newbryde���Oh, you trean,
horrid, cruel brtite I That is the
oyster sheila. You alwaya told me
tho only way you liked oysters wus
In the shells.    Boo!   hoo !   hoo I
Oue uf the Strniiffent ���f Animal*) Native to
01 all the large animala ot tht, American continent, none is .more remarkable in form than the Manatee.
Although this strange creaturo Is of
goodly size, often reaching a weight
of aeveral hundred pounda, and sometimes attaining a length ot thirteen
feat, yet I venture to aay that
not more than ono person orut of
every four thousand in the Uultod
States could now uriae and correctly
answor tlie question, >' What is a
Manatee?" Whenever you mention
the name of the creaturo to anyone
aavo a student of quadrupeds, of a
surety you will liavo thut question to
answer loithwith.
The Manatee ls an animal that lives
exclusively In tho water, and while it
is shaped somewhat like a seal, it Is
very lur from, being one. 1 montlou
the seal by wuy of comparison soleja
because it is thc ouly quadruped wlilefc
ean bo iisc'd. Tito heavy, bitg'-lfcks
body, sh'irt nook, blunt nose and
round head of our harbor seal do Indeed suggest the form of tho Manatee,
but there tlie resemblance stops abort.
Instead of having hind flippers like
a seal, tho body of the Mannteo terminates ln avery broad aud 11 very
flat tail, which forms an admirable
propeller. Its front limbs are aimply
big, flat paddles, by no means so
shapely and useful as the front flippers of a sea-lion. It has no hair���
or, at least, none to speak ol; a
Bmooth, but very thick and tough akin
smooth, but very thick and tough
skin, small weak oyes, and a blunt
noae. Instead of having teeth like a
seal, and feeding on fiah. It has only
a sot of rather weak molars, aud lives
solely on aquatic plants.
It lives In the mouths and lower
reaches of rivers tliat flow into the
sea In tropical latitudes, and while It
does not object to salt water, it ls
moat nt home tn wator that Is either
brackish or else quite fresh ; and the
latter is preferred because uf its
aquatic vegetation. Unllko the Beal,
it is quite unablo to come out on land.
I am glad to bo able to say that
even to*tlay this rcmarkalle animal
la an Inhabitant of one portion of
our strangely diversified United
Por some particular reason, probably tlio abundance of gootl food,
combined with a good depth of water, a numlior of Manatees havo
chosen to Inhabit tlio **���!.. Lucie River,
Brevard county, Florida, which flows
Into Indian Kiver, eighteen inllos
above Jupiter Inlet. Their presence
thore has been woll known for
twenty years or so; but, fortunately
for them, they possoss neither tlie
oheckored leather hide of tho satt-
oyed alligator, the spun-glnsa plumes
of the unhappy egret, or the delicious
flesh of tlie wild turkey ; and ao as
yet they have uot boon entirely exterminated.���W. T. liornaday, in October St. Nicholas.
ISSUE NO 2 1896
In replying to nny of theae advertisements, please mention this
The diseases of thinness
are scrofula in children,
consumption in grown
people, poverty of blood in
either. They thrive on
leanness. Fat is the best
means of overcoming- them.
Everybody knows cod-liver
oil makes the healthiest fat.
In Scott's Emulsion of
f*W(9-liver oil the taste is
hidden, the oil is digested,
it is ready to make fat.
When yon ���k for Scott's Emulsion antl
your druggist Elves you a *-.cka-*e In a
salmon-colored wrapper wilh the picture of the man and lish on It���you can
trust that man I
00 cants and $1.00
Scon tt Bowae, Chemists, BsllsvOls, Ota.
Know What You Chew
If free from Injurious colorlnjj.
The more you use ol It Ut*
better you like it.
Kellof lo Six Hours.
(. TUOKITT a BOMS 00,,
"UIU,** D.*.
Catarrh Kelleeoil In ill to 00 Minutes.
One short pu'f of the breath through
tlie blower, supplied with each bottle
oi Dr. Agnew'B Catarrhal Powder, diffuses this powder over the surfnee ot
the nasal passages. Painless and de-
Uglitful to use, It relieves InBtantly,
and permanently cures, Catarrh, Hay
Fever, Colds, Headache, Sore Throat,
Tonsilitis and Deafness. 60 cents.
Sold by till druggists.
"Shall I have your Christmas present charged, dear V" asked a business
man's wife, smiling sweetly upon him
"Yes, my love," answered the b. m.;
"and If It is anything like the Christmas present yon gave me Inst year
have It charged with dynamite."
" I was nervous, tired, Irritable
and cross. Karl's Clover Root Tea
has made me well and happy."
Mrs. E. B. Worden.
Distressing kidney and bladder diseases relieved in aix hours by tlie
"South American Kidney Cure." This
new remedy Is a great surprise and
delight on account of Its exceeding
promptness in relieving pain in the
bladder, kidneys, back and evory part
of tlie urinary passages ln male or
fentule. It relievos retention ol water
and pain in passitig It almost imine-
illntely. If you want quick relic! and
cure this Is your remedy. Sold by aJI
Miss Smalltalk���No! 1 shan't go to
the opera again very soon. Nnnielio*,v
the Metropolitan isn't built for hearing.
Mr. I'pingee���RouPy. you ain.ue me I
I thought its acoustic properties perfect.
Miss Smalltalk���Well, all I know la,
we could hardly hear oae another in
our own box, and I had to sti-ain my
ears tlie wholo evening to hear what
the people ia the next box wore saying.
Dou't Toltnaco spit ���r Smoke  Y���ur   l.lfe
is the truthful, startling tltlo of a
liook nbout No-To-Bac, the harmless.
guaranteed tobacco habit cure that
braces up nlcotinized nerves, eliminates the nicotine poison, makea weak
men gain strength, vigor nnd
manhood. You run no physical or tn-
nnclal risk, as No-To-Bac Is sold by
Druggists everywhere, undor a guarantee to cure or money refunded.
Hook free. Ad. Sterling ltemody Co.,
871 St. Paul street, Montreal.
A Plilnamnn at Shanghai committed
the other day what Is the greatest
of al) crimes In Chinese Jurisprudence,
by murdering his grnndintlier. The
penalty lor this Is to ba "cut up Into
ten thousand pieces," and the murderer's fat'Ticr also is punished tor
having brought  up  such  a criminal.
Whoro Norvilino���norve pain cure���Is
used. Composed of tho most powerful
pnln -subduing remedies kuown, Nerviline never falla to give prompt roller In rheumatism, neuralgia, crumps,
pain in the back and side, and the
host ot painful affections, Internal or
external, nriaipg from Inflammatory
action. Unequalled for all norve
Gringley (relating an adventure)���
Well, you know, when she said thia,
Smith couldn't keep his countenance.
Barker���Thnt didn't matter. Smith's
ls hardly the sort of countenance one
would particularly wish to keep.
'* My baby hnd croup and was snvod
by Shlloh's Cure," writes Mrs. ,T. B.
Martin, of Iluntsville, Ala.
CASH PAID, or tableware, house
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i-xcliange at wholesale prices, for np
kinds of raw furs, viz.: Miiskrnt. mink
rnernon, skunk, fox, etc. Consign
-tmnta solicited, large or small. door
-pliable men wsnted to buy and ier
for us. Tho ynoon Silverware Com
pnny, Montreal, Hae.
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A.RLT*. tho loading oommeratal luhooU of the
homini.-n.    ADVANTAGKS BK8T IN CAN
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nny time.   Write to either school for ��� Ircular-a
Mem ion tlii-j paper.    SHAW  & ELLIOTT
And bo cared of the Congh,
Uefore CnnsiimpHon get* lm*
AT fia AND 60 CENTS.
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H IIU! ill, l,in,; to
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$150 For an OldJ*anadian Stamp-
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��� i* VV
*���    *WH*T (TALK"OF WAR?
The Man Who Would Hot Tor it is a
Fiend <
The following nppearei*. *.n the London Illustrated .flews nbout forty
yours ago, when Bunio of tlio Lodges,
Chandlers and Olneys ,,f that timo
wero striving to provoke troublo between England and America;
Strike! but, first hear,     Thoao cannot be our frienda
Who strive to make two kindred nations foes;
They only  seek to gain their selfish
TVhilo we, liko blinded madmen, are
at blows;
Such Hornet drew:     " Hold   at   tho
council board,
But, Cautious in tho Held, they shunned
tho Bword.'-
Whom havo wo harmed?     In what
aro wo to blame?
Where have wo played a base, unmanly part?
Bring to tho light or day our deed ol
Ono not to allenuto a single heart.
You will not; cannot.    Oh, thon, put
Anger und threat, and boast and sinful
Let looso   Rod War I Stain our white
shores with gore,
Lay cities waste, and stop the tide
or trade���
Onr quarrel will bo where it was before;
For battlo cannot reason nor persuade.
Nono doubt your courage���none dare
doubt om* own;
But since    we wrestled    both   have
stronger grown.
Though wc shun bloodshed it is not
through Jear;
Ten thousand watchdogs round our
Island lie-
Eager, if once unloosed, to rend   and
And ready In our country's cause to
The   battle-field   we   never yet did I
Our greatest    grief is numbering   up
our dead.
The vacant   chair still stands beside
the fire;
The new-made graves are scarcely
lUd with green;
Our tears still flow for brother, son
and sire;
Our mourning robes in. every street
nro seen;
Our sorrow is so great it quells our
Push not thc hand    that hides such
grief aside. ,
Push not    the hand   thnt hides our
grief aside,
America, but ta>ke It In thine own ;
To both alike belong the brave who've
Th' Atlantic billows carry tlie same
From us and thee sighs mingle with
their roar
For those who sleep on the Crimean
Your blood is ours���though severed we
are one;
Your dead and ours sleep in    the
self-same grave;
Our children to your peaceful shores
havo gone,
And 'ncath the roof o'sr which the
old trees wave
Have left their parents sitting ln the
Where Young America In   childhood
You cannot    strike a blow you will
not feel
Deep-gushing   through   your   own
most vital part,
Nor wo return the stab with firo or
Without the life-blood ebbing from
-   our heart;
Through son or   sire, through husband or through brother,
We both should wound wife, sister,
daughter, mother.
Send this ono home, let that one outward go;
Thon change   again���wo   both have
other sons;
Let's try them all; 'tis better to do
Than thunder at each other with
our guns.
Tongues would tire out���the   wordy
war would cease;
And while we   chldcd   there would
still bo pence.
Meantime those  who but wait  upon
tho hour,
Nor care lor aught but to prolong
their sway,
Who on the blond we shed float Into
Like snow beforo the sun would melt
And bettor men fill up   tho  troubled
spa co
Which heartless traitors left ln deep
Oh, why sliould prldo and love ot vain
Opinion   obstinate    that   will not
AH that still  throws around  us Its
cold shade,
And ngnlnst which our boast ls to
Step In between us ? Why admit the
Which If united we should ovorllow ?
Horalds or peace, sttcp in I ye women
brave I
Ministering angels who on man attend,
Who, strong in virtue, only arm to
save I
In war or peace alike man's firmest
Step in and   whisper   "peace"���and
your bright form
Will be the rainbow of the threatening storm.
Think ol the ties by which we both
are bound,
The peaceful dead that to ns both
llhe living links we on each   shore
bave found,
And yon will panes ere doing grievous wrong,
Will leave us to enjoy unbroken sleep
Within those homes that bridge the
mighty deep.
Scarce have our bonfires faded on the
Our peaceful bells scarce died upon
the breeie,
Our eyes recovered from war's angry
No wonder, then, we seek eome little
Are In no mood to quarrel with a brother;
So bear  what would be Insult trom
Let the old lion sleep within his den,
Leave him a few brief hours to gain
his breath ;
Full soon enough he'll wake, no fear.
And then
Alike to him come battle, fire and
And If he falls, beside his glorious bed
Freedom will sit a mourner for the
dead! ���     ���    ���
L.    *
The _reat Agnogtle Denouncer, UsaaUlun-
<ler him! a Crime.
After readiug "that bloodthirsty
prayer put up by tho U. S. Congressional Chaplain at the opening of the
session, in Which, in the name, of Him
who counselled peace, humility and
loug-suii'ering, Heaven was Invoked to
muko the States "quick to reseat"
any supposed wrpug, oue might be excused lor expecting Col. Ingersoll to
rage. But he does not. Being Interviewed he said:
in my Judgment the President acted
In haste, without thought. It may be
that it would have been well enough
for aa appropriation for a Commission to ascertain the facts to the end
that our Government might act intelligently. There was no propriety
in going further than that. To almost
declare war before the facts are
known was a blunder���almost u crime.
For my part I do not think the
Monroe doctrine has anything to do
with the case. Mr. Oluey reasons badly
and it Is ouly by a perversion of facts
and au exaggeration of facts and by
cal.log In question the motives of England that it Is possible to conclude
that the Monroe doctrine has or can
have anything to do with the controversy. The President went out of
his way to find a quarrel.
Nobody doubts the courage of the
American people, and we lor that reason can afford to be sensible and prudent. Valor and discretion should go
together. Nobody doubts the courage of England., America and England are the leudlng nations, and in
their keeping to a great extent is the
glory of the future. They should be
at peace. Should a difference arise it
should be settled without recourse to
wur. Fighting settles nothing but
the relative strongth. No light Is
thrown on the course of the conflict,
on the question or fact that
caused the war.
If the members of Congress really
represent the people then there is
danger. But I do not believe the people will really want to tight abo''. a
few square miles of malarial terr.cory
In Vonoznelu, something ln which they
have no earthly or heavenly interest.
The people do not wish to fight for
fight's sake. When they understand
the question they will regard the administration as almost Insane.
One I. Dead the Other l>jInn-Tne.1 a Dagger audl'lato).
A Florida despatch says: Ella
Scott and Lena Thomas fought desperately to-day with a pistol and a
dagger over Henry' Cassidy. whom
both loved. The former ls dead and
the latter is prouabiy fatally injured.
Each was horribly mutilated.
Cassidy had been attentive to both
of the girls, and each was Jealous ol
the other. The Thomas girl and Cassidy quarrelled about ten days ago,
and sinco then he had been more devoted to the other one. The former
had beon half crazy since the quarrel, and frequently threatened to kill
her rivul rather than see her married
to Cassidy.
Learning that Cassidy was in her
rival's house, the Thomas girl procured a revolver tlds morning und
called on them unexpectedly. They
wero hugging each other at the time.
It was a sight she could not look
upon without anger, and forthwith
began to express her disapproval by
shooting at the young woman.
The first shot failed to take effect.
The Scott girl slipped from Cassidy's
arms, seized a dagger and sprang on
tho Intruder. Then followed a brief
but bloody fight at close quarters. Finally the Thomas girl placed
her revolver against hor rival's head
nnd fired. The bullet crashed Into tho
' lira in, causing Instant death. The
murderess then fainted Irom loss of
She had been stabbed ln several
places, and was woundod In a shocking manner. Tho Scott girl hnd
tlireo bullets In her body besides tho
one through her head, cither of which
would finally  have caused denth.
Cnssldy snys that the fight was
over ln such a short tlmo that he
could not Interfere.
Tho Bank of England, "The Old
Lady of Throadncedlo street,'' will
celebrate the 200th anniversary this
year. Tlie founding of this bank
was decided upon ln 1UB4, nnd. upon
the subscribing of ��1,200,000, business
was begun the next year. Tlie present building occupied by the bank was
built In 1734. Although thero ure
many handsomer edifices In the world
than the " Old Lady,'- as all know
who have seen it, It Is as strong as
a fortress, and, In fact, has resisted
two sieges by armed citizens ln the
course of Its history. The capita!
of the bank at present ts ��14,5.-18,000,
with a reserve of ��8,414,680. The
bank Is conducted by a governor, sub-
governor and 24 directors, and 1,109
persons, drawing a combined salary
of $1,500,000 aro employed ln the Institution.
Captain Frank I'ennce, of the 9th
Bntl., has been appointed Chief of
Police of Quebec.
Oh, help the children to do right I
Let them feel life ls good and bright,
Cast no gloom to shadow their cheer,
To alt their confidence give ear.
We do not emphasize enough
The keen pain of thc slight rebuff,
They are so helpless on our love.
These angels sent us from above.
Do we appreciate the power
Of sharing with them sunny hour ?
Their spirits are so fresh nnd pure,
To our wounds bringing balm    and
Unknowingly thoy cheer and bless
And give us truest happiness,
In loving thanks they amply pay,
And sootlio with Joy our weary way.
Thoro is a pretty story wliich tells
how the seven stars came to iorm the
dipper. ,
Ouee in a country far uwuy tlie people were dying oi thirst. There had
been no ritn ior mouths. The rivers
and springs and brooks had all dried
up. The plants and ilowers had withered and died. The birds were so
hoarse they could not sing. The whole
land was sad and niourniui. Oue night
alter the stars had come out a Uttle
girl with a (in dipper ln her hand
crept quietly out of a house and went
into a wood near by. Kneeling down
under a tree she folded her hands and
prayed that God would send rain, li
It were only enough to fill her little
dipper. She prayed so long that at
last she lell asleep. When she awoke
she was overjoyed to lind her dipper
(all of clear, cool water. Remembering
that her dear mother wus ill and
dying ol thirst, she did not even wait
to moisten her parched lips, but taking up her dipper ahe hurried home.
In her haste she stumbled, and, alas I
dropped her precious cup. Just then
she ielt something move In the grass
beside her. It wivi a little dog, which,
like herself, had almost fainted Ior
want oi water. She lifted hor dipper,
and what was hor surprise to [ind
that not a drop had been spilled.
Pouring out a lew drops on her hand
she held it out lor the dog to lick. He
did so and seemed much revived, but
as she poured out the water the tin
dipper had changed to one of beauti-
iuI silver. Reaching home quickly us
possible, sho handed the water to the
servant to give to her mother.
"Oh," said her mother, "i will not
take it. i will not live anyhow. You
are younger and stronger than I."
As she gave the servant the dipper
it chungeu Into shining gold. The servant was Just aliout to give each
person in the household a spoonful of
tho precious water when she saw a
stranger at the door. He looked sad
and weary and she handed him the
dipper of water. Ho took it, saying:
"Blessed ls he thut gives a cup ol
cold water in my name."
A radiance shone all about htm and
Immediately tiio golden dipper bocame studded with seven sparkling
diamonds. Then it burst forth Into
a fountain which supplied the thirsty
land with water. The seven diamonds
rose higher and higher until they
reached the sky, and there they
changed into bright stars, forming
the "Great Dipper," telling the story
of an unselfish act.
"Do not look for wrong aud evil���
You will find them if you do;
M your measure for your neighbor
He will measure back to you.
took for goodness, look for gladness,
You will meet them all the while,
If you bring a  smiling visage
To the glass, you meet a smile."
���Alice Curey.
The day when a little girl puts up
ior hair she may be said to have
irossed thut boundary mentioned hy
tho poet, and become a young lady.
As her back hair goes up, her skirts
go down to her ankles,, and the
transformation Is theu deemed complete ; she is ol marriageable age.
Child no longer, woman that should
be, the maiden begins life seriously.
for, If she is liko most girls, she finds
it not at all what It is cracked up to
be. Far away in Europe there Is u
little girl who has Just put up her
back hair. It Is soft and flaxen, uot
too luxuriant ln quantity, but it supports a crown that may some duy
weigh heavily ou the woman's heart,
If It does not on her brain. The poor
girl will have nono ol the "good
times" of butllets of her own age lu
less exalted circles, uud she may be
forced to escape from restraint
through channels that will cause her
endless grief in tho days to come.
The very first struggle upon which
she enters is a formal betrothal to
a young prince of Denmark. The day
"the prettiest girl In tho world," ns
Queen Victoria called Wilhelmina last
spring, enters her lflth year, this
match will be announcod throughout
her whole kingdom. The alliance
gives unusual satisfaction, it is said,
to the powers most interested���but
the Queen herself? Who knows how
she regards this disposal of her person, o'r who, Indeed, knows if she
dreams that such a fate awaits her
only a year hence? And nil because
she can no longer sing "And Her
Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her
Back I"
Some girls are mean. They tag along
And grab up evefy Word you say.
My sister ain't. She's got some sense,
Sho never sticks round in the Way.
It we should aBk her In a game,
She'd Just turn up her nose and say,
" Your mean old   marbles   hart   my
And I don't want to play."
Tommy Is a small boy, but a big
thinker. There was a disturbance In
tho nursery the other morning, caused
by new shoes. They pinched the feet
of his 12-year-old sister, who could
not keep the tears back. Tommy
looked on first sympathetically, then
Interestedly. He finally asked, " What
makes you cry, Helen, away up ln
your eyes when your foot hurts way
down on the floor ?"
Teacher���Parse the sentence, "Yucatan Is a peninsula."
Pupil (who never could understand
grammar, nnyhou*)���Yucatau is a proper noun, nom'tive case, second person
" How do you make that out?"
" First person leutan, second person Yucatan, third person Uecalan;
plural, first person Wecatnn, second
per "
" Go to your seat.'"
ltenmrkabie rxperlm m   Performed  by
I'uif. ii. I. riii,,,,,,,.
.Some doflnito facts and figures
showing the exact effects of smoking cigarettes have at last been oli-
talned by a scientist, who bus experimented upon young college students. This scientist is Prof. il. C.
Bumpus, professor of comparative anatomy at Brown University.
The student to be experimented upon first lay down on a couch, uud
his right arm, which was bare to
the shoulder, was extended upon a
low table, with the pnlui of the hand
upward. Prof. Bumpus then took up
a narrow strip of bamboo about three
feet in length and very light.
Upon one part of the wrist, over
a bone and in a place where it would
be steady, a cork was fastened. To
this the bamboo strip was utflxed.
Another cork was placed on the
wrist, directly over the vein, where
the pulse-beat is most easily felt.
The end of the bamboo strip rested
on this second cork, and it rose and
fell with each pulsation. This motion was plainly visible to all of the
ctass of Brown University students,
who surrounded Prof. Bumpus during
his experiments.
The first record token was the normal pulse of tho student ou the sola.
This fluctuated from 02 to 07 a minute, rising in one instance to 71. The
total beats of the normnl pulse for
tive minutes wus 332, or an average
of 60 2-8.
The Brown student on the sofa then
began to smoko a cigurette, "inhaling" the smoke, as do nearly all cigarette smokers. His puiso immediately
Jumped up.
Tho first minute it reached 70, which
was a higher record than any normul
pulsation could show tor a singlo minute. During tho first five minutes the
pulse fluctuated from 71 to 77 a minute.
Tho total tor tho whole fivo minutes was 376. Tills Bhowed that cigarette smoking made a normal pulse
which averaged 0(12-3 n minute jump
to an Increase of 75 1-5 beats a minute.
Upon a second trial, nnd after waiting threo minutes, his pulse was up
to 83, making a total ni 3'JO. or an
average ol ovor 79 Ior live minutes.
A third trial was then taken, after
the student hud smoked two cigarettes. His pulse by this time remained steadily over 80.
In one Instance It readied the extraordinary height of 89 beats per
minute. Tlio total for five minutes
was 420 beats, an average of exactly
84 Wits per minute.
It will thus be seen that the normal
pnlso of the student, lying upon a
lounge, and unaffected by cigarettes,
averaged 00 2-8 beats per minute, and
after smoking two cigarettes It reaches an average of 94 beats per minute.
The cigarette smoking had added
more thun 17 beats per minute to the
normal pulse, an acceleration of almost 26 per cent. .
Each beat of the pulse could he
i easily counted by means of the rise
nnd falling of tho bamboo strip, and
Prof. Bumpus held a watch In 'Ills
hand, while one oi the Brown University etnoonts mnde the record. After
this practical exhibition of the exact
physical effects ot cigarette smoking
the popularity or cigarettes has rapidly declined nt Brown University.���
N. Y. World.
of    the
I'uui was stroug in many tilings,
but tlio strength of Christ was -his
main dcrpendence.
Tlie journey toward God soon comes
to a standstill when we no longer hunger and thirst after righteousness.
Tiio Son hnd to go to the cross, that
tho world might see what was in thc
Father's heart.
Title Jews knew thnt Jehovah was a
God of power, hut they never dreamed
that Ho was a Cod of love.
It makes no difference how small
God's array Is, so loug as It remains
It was ,tho " mixed multitude " that
muilo ull the trouhlo In the wilderness,
unit It is tho same thing that makes
trouhlo In the church to-day.
It Is not so much what wo put Into
our pockets, as what wc take out
that makes us rich.
Whoever comes face to fnro with
unselfish love lias to stop and think.
To lovo hts enemies is about as Important a service as a Christian can
render Christ.
Tliere Is a still small voice thnt
will toll us wonderful things nbout the
goodness of God, whenever wo listen
to It.	
The latest atrocity ln the Interest of
fashion La a corset for tbe foot. The
new Instrument of torture is made so
as to enable a size smaller shoe to be
worn than would otherwise be possible, and consists ot a strong though
thi n band or web, whirl) Is fixed
around the Instep while the foot Is off
the ground. When It Is ln place It Is
comparatively easy to pat on a shoe
whleh is altogether too amall, and the
pressure being on the corset Instead of
the shoe, the latter does not stretch.
First Sweet Thing (to friend whom
she has not seen for some time)���And
so you are married, dear? I am so
glad. Is your husband well off?
Second Sweet Thing (looking complacently at her diamonds)���He was
when I married him.
NO PERSON units.
Am! Yet'tt,** ('ampul*;,*  .Malutaiiu-,1 a Certain l.lvellne,..
.. " To what am I iudebtod fur the
honor of ttiis cull'.'"
It was Mrs. Mary pllen Rickott*
who spuke, says Harper's Bazar. She
held in her hand the card of Mrs.
Sumunthu Jonkinson, whicli had
Just been UtiJ oa her desk by the offlco girl, lor tae card was followed
almost instantly 'uy tho entrance ot
the person whose namo it bore.
There was really uo necessity for
the uso ol tho card, either, tor tlie
two had frequently met.
Airs. Kiekotts was the eantlidato tor
Congress on tho Republican ticket,
while Mrs. Jonkinson was tho Democratic nominee, Under tlie circumstances it was natural fur her to be
surprised at receiving a call from
hor opponent.
" I camo to soo yuu un a small tnat*
tor  of   business,"   replied  the visitor.
" Pray proceed."
" I havo learned, from guod authority, that your managers aro bent
upon a cumpalgn of iicrsonatitles,
and that thoy intend to give to the
press certain slanderous gossip
ubout mc, intended to injure my can*
Tho speaker pausod, and Mrs. Rickotts said, interrogatively:
" Woll ?"
*' Well," echoed Mrs. Jonkinson,
must  keep  personalities out
" We must, must we ?"
" We must."
Mrs.  Ricketts sneered.
Mrs. Jonkinson waxed wroth.
" Look hero, Mary Ellen UlcketU,"
she   exclaimed, *' don't you    dare to
turn up your snub-nose at me, now."
" San*iantha     Jcnklnson."   retorted
Mrs.    Ricketts,  * my    nose is not a
enub, nntl don't you dare to presume
to dictate what my managers   shall
or shnll not do in this campaign."
" We'll see about that, Mrs. Ellen
Ricketts, you were engaged to my
husband In your younger days, a good
muny years ago."
" I'm not nearly as old as you, I'd
hnve you know."
" You ure I"
" I'm not. yon Insulting thing I"
" You aro I"
" We   will    pass that point, but I
want to sny that when I married my
husband all  your lovo letters    were
still in    his    possession, and I   have
them now."
" You spiteful thing I"
" Many a good laugh I've hnd over
them. What a    perlect    goose    you
were I"
" I Just hate you, so there!';
" And I merely wish to add    that
on tho very    first publication of   a
personality about me In your   newspaper organs I     shall print in    the
Dally Bujrle every single ono of your
mushy,    lackadaisical epistles.        Da
you understand ?"
The two women glared at each
other a half-minute, and then Mrs.
Snmnnthn Jenklnson withdrew, leaving Mrs. Mary Ellen Ricketts deep In
The campaign was conducted without nny personalities.
Ualusanil Logger, of the l'roccgs Mugt ba
Reckoned up.
The changes lu the nineteenth century hare no doubt been more radical
than those of tho eighteenth were,
and they go on at an accelerated
pace, but they have their root la two
lorces long maturing, uiu is popular
education, and the other is what la
called the emancipation of woman.
This latter Is viewed by some as her
escape irom a stato of dependence,
and by others us her loss ol the sort
of cluvalrlc devotion that was once
paid to Her, and which she took us
due to hor sex. A change of this sort
lu progress necessarily produces confusion. For the fact is that
women liavo not yet fully
realized tho moaning of tho position
thoy desired. They wanted equality
with men iu regard to property, occupations, and tho choice of making
what they could of thoir lives, but
they have beeu at the same time
unwilling to surrender tho privileges
of their sex. This Is as much as
saying that low of thom, ns yet, aro
willing to assume tho full responsibility of tlio struggle lor lifo. Tills,
of course, Is not tholr fault.. The in*
stlncts and tho various organizations
of centuries arc not to bo escaped In
one hour of freedom. Man has boen
knocked nbout and has had to fight
for his own su long that ho expects
nothing that he duos not win on Its
merits; or rather ho doos not reckon
on any leniency ol judgment on Ills
work because ho is a man. The work
must speak for it--.cU. Ju timo woman
will nlso learn, it slio will lie inde*
pendent up to tho limits of her full
physical nntl moutul power, tliut she
eau ask no allowance (or work of auy
| sort because It Is the production of
j a womnn. Hut It is perfectly natural
I In tho present state of development
that sh,.> sliould exjicct protection,
whilo slio demands absolute freedom
and equality in all opportunities.
And 1 believe that wheu tho social
stat/, Is settled la the new order (let
us call It tin.* order of education and
of justice), tho relation of the sexes,
so fnr as dependence and mutual help
go, will not Is, very different from
what It Is now. Women, having ventured as far as they can In assuming-
the work of tho world hitherto done
by mon, will find that nature, after
all, ls governed by laws that cannot
bo set aside, nnd that woman has.
duties, Impossible for men to perform, which cannot be neglected. And
men will learn that there is much In
the activities of life which ' women
con perform as well and perhaps better than they, and this they will
cheerfully accord, while treating
them still as women.
An Austrian ntuhed Dr. MurmbrLck,
alter four years' study at the Pasteur
Institute, ln Paris, claims to have discovered a serum euro for erysipelas
and puerperal fever.
Tho Spanish have patented the
Cuban rebels In a battle on the Oal
man* River, killing 100 ol them. .,   Rtai Estate  Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
a.      ���/      '      .ii      i jj   'I in    '    ���    ���  , -
A   Ptrie  paper   wishes to  know  if j
Cleaveland warns the earth.
Linen Collars all stylet ar.d prices at 3 1
(er 25c. SlllON LUSLK.
Rev. A. B, Winchester lectured on
China yeiterday (Monday) <-venin_  at
Ii you v.ant to save half on men's,
women's and Children's Boots, Shoes;
and Slippers \ou must buy at Landman's
Teachers and pupils of Union school
intend _iviny a concert un Feb. 291b at
Cumberland Hall.
Selling off! Whal? Why everything
in the stoic of T. D. McLean, is _oing
for ihc next jo days at your own prices.
Mr. Sain. Clifie is the calcror for ihc
Masonic ball to be held ut thc Bay.
When last seen his sleeves were rolled
up und a lar_c white apron enveloped Ins
portly person, and he looked like the
Napoleon of chefs.
Mrs Kendall is still selling off her
stock of millinery at less Ihan cost to
make room foi her ncw spring stock.
There will be a character concert
given on the ij'.li and 17th ol February.
As this will be a novel entertainment,
keep your money for it.
Just arrived���a large stock of hardware
such as axes, crosscut saws, pevcys, frocs
adzes, broad axes, locks, etc., at Mel'hee
Ht Moore's.
Lecture Wednesday evening, Jan. 29th
At Presbyterian church, by Key. A. is.
Winchester, Victoria's peerless orator.
Admission free.   Collection.
All members of Comox Lodge, No. 5,
K. of P., are requested to attend at the
Hall, Comox, on Saturday, February 8th,
at 8 o'clock p.m. Business of great
importance.���S. CREECH, D.D.G.C.
Thos. Cairns of Comox Settlement has
ordered a double team harness of W.
Willard the Union harness maker, who
appears to be gaining steadily in business
and popularity.
Every trade
Is what 'tis made
By advertising well,
Every store
Is known the more
The more its fame you tell.
A. O. Hellan of Comox came in one
day last   week with   the  scalps  of two
large panthers for which he received a
certificate which  will  bring  hun   $is.
Some enterprising farmer will be starting a panther ranch yet.
R. B. Anderson, is now making those
air-light stoves which are ail the go. liis
pattern is an improvement on the original, having a rotary and end draft which
cannot foul when hot. lhey give more
heat, burn less fuel and hold lire longer
than any stove made. We make them
both in plain and Russia iron. Call and
examine them.
About twenty members of thc Union
Whit* Cluj had ������; sloigli ride :*r,d outing
to Courtenay "mm Wednesday evening.
They were cour aincd at tne Courienay
H-u.sc, where lhey enjoyed a delightful
Lost between Mr. McKim's dwelling
and his.stoic, a Gold Band Ring with
raised fnonogram, J. J. Mc. Reward of
rive dollars will be oaid to finder.
At a meeting 0! the members of Comox
Lcdce K, of p., held at Agricultural hall
last' Friday night it was decided to remove the Italic from Comox to Courte-
I nay as being more central for attendance,!
Other important business transacted.
To clear 500 men's fancy laundered
shirts wiih collars and cuffs at 45c. >votth
S1.50 Simon Ldser
Mr Waller states, anv chimneys he
has built, not slandin ��� the host will be
rebuilt free ot charge, and customers
who have purchased bricks, not weatherproof, will have the same replaced without charge.
Stevenson & Co. arc selling men's and
boys clothing at half price, Come early
and avoid the rush.
-Mr. Kamsay, ofthe Wellington Enterprise, was married a few da) s ago at
CainbtlUon, N. 1J��� to Miss Uul-.fold
He is returning with his bride.-VAN-
COUVKR WOULD. Our congratulations.
Gigantic bargains in dry goods, clothing and men's furnishings al Stevenson
& Co., Union.
We have just received new price lists
from Jas. McMillan & Co., Inc., 200 212
First Ave North, Minneapolis, Minn.,
the largest hide and fur dealers in the
Northwest, and they can be obtained at
tliis ollice at any time. Their advertisement appears regularly in the WEliKI.Y
Partridge & Walters cheap cash grocery store next door 10 the post-office is
making a speciality of Ihc lamed Salada
tea, a very line grade of Ceylon, but
which lo introduce lhey are selling at 40
cts. per Ib.
Orders for powder left for me at Dave
Anthony's will receive prompt attention,
F, Curran.
As is generally known, a physician
coming to British Columbia to practice,
has to undergo a medical examination.
We Icon from the proceedings of the
Medical Council lately in session at
Victoria, that among others, who sue*
cessfully passed such examination, was
Dr. T. W. Jeffs, of this town.
Mrs. Wm. O'Dell is prepatcd to give
organ and pianoforte lessons, both vucal
and instrumental, to elementary and advanced pupils.
In case of death a certificate for burial
should be obtained from S. Creech, Esq.,
Registrar, at Union. Failure, m do so
renders one liable to a line, i he ruinis-
ler officiating is also liable unless such
certificate be produced. Il is th; intention to enlorce the law.
Houses and Lots for Sale - - - Easy Terms.
a i. 1 r 1,
Insurance, English, Scottish, Canadian
 and American Companies.
Money to Loan on Approved Security
Don't forget that J. li. Holmes is sell
ing off his stoves at cost.
2000 pairs of ladies line shoes from Jt.
up Simon Leiser.
A large importation ol crockery just
arrived at Mel'hee & Moore's,
Selling off! Whal? Why everything
in the store of T. 11. McLean, is going
for thc nest 30 days at your own prices.
The rush still continues at Langman's
for Clothing and Gem's Furnishings.
Men's Suits ficm $.3.90.
Remember to call at, Simon Leiser's
cash store if you want value for your
money. You cannot get the same bargains elsewhere.
Miss Nash has a large stock of millinery, which she will sell regardless of
For Sai.E.��� 8 acres cheap at Comox
Terms to suit.   Owner going 10 England.
R. L. Leigh Spencer
I'. O. Box 370., Nanaimo, or at Cumberland Club.,Union.
���One special reason why local papers
are the best advertising mediums for
those who want to reach the town aud
country is that the women are tlie bargain hunters. They arc also the closest
readers ol local papers. Town papers
are made up of perswnal, local and social
matters. They are extensively, caiefully
and thoroughly read bv llie ladies of the
vicinity, both town and country. Tho*e
who are using lheir local papers have a
distinct advantage over those who do
Wm, O'Dell
Architect and   Builder
Plans and Specifications prepared,
and buildings erected on Ihu
Shortest Notice.
Houses built and for sale on easy
terms of payment.
Nanaimo Saw Mill,
M and Door
(1'.o. Drawer 3B. Tolopliono Call, 111)
|*J"*-* A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows nnd Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood tinishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
Barber Shop   : :
-  AND   -
: :    Bathing
Hdvina tjurchai-iiil th�� ab ive of  Mr.   CI).
Kitmu,  1 b'lHllV-e plfa*-��it tnhCft all
n-y old fiit'iids, ftud an many
hew i*w.os as mny ohio-jo
tu give me their
O. H. Fechner,
School and office stai ionery
at E. Pimbury & Co's drug
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. 0. Drawer 17
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
2nd  and Dunsmuir At*.
UNION, 1). C.
H 0 T E I ,	
- -Vendome
The largest Hotel in the City
with the best accommodation
for Travellers . . .
The bar is  stocked  with the
best of . .
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
John SI il'iams,
Mrs. J. Overholt
D.-essnukineandaU kinds of Plain
sewing done at
^.T^'LC 3^*1 A-2~~-~,    ~l -iVTlEa
Rooms in reside nt/e (if Mr. Ed. \V>oH,
next south di bUcksmtth ���-hup on
Third Street or Comox knad.
Some Fancy ATTRACT*
^**#5.-tJ|sOne Car ofthe best and nev,*est desiened^s^^i-ssg-s
eoojqj^G sf ��ves jmsf pegejved
$10,000 worth of Men's Furnishings, Shoes
and clothing at less than Half Price
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