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NO. 138.       UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1895.      $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
Hut cannot sr.1.1. noons at cost on cri-'hit; con��i'.quenti,v
"*J**.*\o Skimping in Weights nnd Measures."*****! at tlie
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.20,1895.
The Best Metis on the Coa t for 25 Cen s.
Elegantly Furnished  Rooms in   Connection.
Special rates made for monthly boarders. This is the best
place for working men. Good wash house. All the cooking
is done  by  white   men.    Come   one  come all, we still have
ICE   ORE aim: .pablors
-^ Union, B,C^-
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
���mported and  Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Tbe Above Storea Adjoin, Where Everything of (to But in their l:capcct.\ e
lines will be found.
A. PP. Mclntyre  Prop.
Thomas g; Morgan
-DTTiT-tT-B    BLOCI-*:
Courtenay,   B- C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
tjtrqtth: a.~yt   bbob.
All persons ilriving over the whnrf or
oriilges in Comox district Initi-r ill.in it
wall., will Ire prosecuted according lo
S. Creech,
(iny. Agent,
Notary Public.
Agent tor the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company of Lon
don   an'l   thr)  Phoenix o(
Hartford.  -
Agent for the Rrovlaeial
Bullitlng nnrl Loan ae.io-
eiatibi'of Toponto	
Union, n IC.
S.S '/i/ SSS.f-'/ S S rsfv e- AS S S/'/l.
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Comox, B. C.
Ghoicr Family Grocehies,
Also I-'i.iuiu, FKISO, Kic, .VT
Latest Wirinos.
The British Ca'olnst Completed -
Two Million Dollar Blaze in Frisco-Minister Shot-Mine Explosion-Great Preparations for the
Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight-Minor Happenings.
London, June 29.���The liritish parliament will be dissolved July 8th. The
Marquis of Sa'Uliui-v has formed a cabinet with A. J. Italfour as First Lord of
the Treasury, Joseph Chamberlain as
Secretary r,f State for the Colonies, Sir
Michael Hicks Ileach as Chancellor of
Exchequer, J. Goschen First Lord of Admiralty, the Duke of Devonshire, President of Council.
San Francisco was visited by a two
million dollar lire THirtday night. Six
firemen were killed, being badlv cremated.
Dr. Kberts ol Wellington won in
champion live pigeon's shoot f.u- N'anai-
mo and district, last Thursday.
\t   A. W
Seattle- Wash.���Two explosions occurred within a short time of each other in
the Oregon improvement Co's Franklin
mine, on Thursday. P. li. Robinson,
pit loremitn was Ic 11 fed and nine oihers
injured, but none fatally. Accumulation
of gas was the c.uisc
'      lIH-TISXEft tiHOT.
New Oi-leans. Rev. J.W. Wilson, a
well known* Cunulcrl uul Presbyterian
minister at. Rcdwuie, Lincoln Parish, was
killed near Rnstin in lint parish, by Jas.
H.'iweil. a gardener. Rev. Whson was
accused of oirctllating scandalous report**
aliout a woman and when called to account tried to use his .shotgun hm missed.    He was hilled bv return sh it.
The plans fm* thc great amphitheatre
Dalhs, Texas, for sealing 40O;o.X) people
who are expected to witness the Corbet I
Flusiriimons fight are about complete.
The grounds chosen are two miles from
the heart cf the city, in good iva'king
distance of the yards of the Texas Pacilic and Central railways, along the
lines ofthe former,
A Chicago dispatch says th-il farmer
Hum*, ihe champion catch as-catch can
wrestler, will have to make a match with
Dan McLeod, the Nanaimo wrestler.
McLeod,.has met every proposition the
Iowa farmer has made and ran nn longer
b*: denied a match; Nothing remains
now but for Hums to co-*er McLeod's
money and sign the agreements.
Arthur M -rgan carried off" the Gov-
ornor-Cioneral's medal fnr head hiyh
school again this term, being second,
lime in succession,
An Ottawa despatch says Mr. Cor-
bouhl, M, P. has succeeded in amending
thc Sunday observance law so as to permit of distribution of Sunday news papers
nn Sunday but not the sale amendment,
It was carried hy small majority.
An Ottawa dispatch say*, that iu  com*
I inittco of supply, Messrs Corbould, Mara
| and Haslam made vigorous speeches in
favor   of the public winks department
pa*,in;   due  attention  lo thc  needs of
liritish Columbia harbors and rivers.
Services for week beginning July ist.
Class meeting 10 a. ni.���Morning Service il a. xxi, Subject "The Cry nf the
Righteous."���Sunday School and Bible
Class-at I.$0 p. m.--Evening Service at
7 p, r.- Subject''TrCitsures in Heaven".
-u.u,  Thursday evening at  8
Pur'ons using the mules and horsea oi
I hi   Union Co! iery Co. without  pennis*
Htbimvill be prosecuted according to  law.
FA). Little, Sunt.
A. Telegram from Winnipeg announces
that Ernest, lhe ten year old son of Col
Holmes, D, A. G- was drowned in the
Assinibiin River, Thursd iy afternoon
while bathing.
On-Wednesday Alfred Scales was badly injured Iiy an explosion in No. 5 shaft,
Wellington, and the same day in the
same shaft Jacob Lat��ie, a Russian Finn
was killed by a fall of rock. His partner,
Gus Kellogg was badlv injured, but n it
U3S] TON & aOTT:E&THl^,A"X"
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and  Vegetables
A full line of Staple and   Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc.
The day was fair, just cool enough for
comfort. Many went from here to Union Hay, and private parlies sought the
woods and lake. A number from Sandwick visited Nob Hill and put in a pleasant day.
The sports advertised to come off ,**t
McCutchenn's Point between Courtenay
and Comox failed to materialize. It seems
thet the committee having charge of die
affair were unwilling that beer or or spirituous liquors should be sold on the
grounds, and sold privileges for lunch
stand, soft drinks, fruit, eci. In spite of
this two Justices of the Peace issued a
certificate for a booth license, and the
committee being unable to collect the
subscriptions to ihc Sports Fund unless
they-enforced their rule against the sale
ol beer or liquor upon the grounds which
was the condition upon which some at
least, ofthe subscriptions had been g-tv-
en, engaged Win. Lewis field, back of
Cour t'i nay, where they proceeded with
their programme as best thev could.
The m ijoriiy of the crowd stopped at
Courtenay but many not knowing of the
change went do-ni to the Point, and
some doubtless from choice. The evening ball at ihc Agricultural Hall was
turned into a free affair owing probably
to the fact thata ball was improvised of
that character at the Hay. Huh of
course weru largely attended. We understand there were some sports at Mc-
Cutt-heons' Point arranged by those
wln�� were in possession of the grounds
but as we hive not been provided with
a list they are not published. The secretary ofthe regular committee sends us
the following list of p'izes  won  at the
Roys race, 12 years and under, Ed.
Parkin, 1 prize; C. Comb 2nd prize.
Girls race, 12 \ears and under, prize won
by Maggie Piercv. Hoys race, 16 and.
under, won by E'l Parkin. Girls race,
16 and under, 1st prize! Mary Miilig.in,
2nd ��p, Sarah Maihuivson. Standing
broad jump, J. Martin istj M. McLeod,
2nd. Running hijh jump, J. Martin 1st;
W. Piercy, 2nd. Standing high jump,
J. Martin ist; Fred Piercv 2nd Running longjumr, 0. Harbor ist; M Mc
Leod 2nd. 100 yird dash, 0. Barb*-*!*, I;
J, Martin 2nd. Vaulting with pole, 0,
Karber, tst; J. Martin, 2nd. Potato race,
(>, Barber, isi; Pied Piercy, 2nd' Hoys
under 12, potato race, Ed; Parkin 1st;
Geo. Hardie 2nd. Stilt race, VV. Piercy
took the prize. Putting the stone, M.
McLeod, 1st; R, Gilmore 2m!. Three
legged race, \V. and Fred Piercy. Throw
my the hammer, M. McLeod, ist; II.
Piercy, 2nd. Horse race, J. Wilson's
horse, ist; Dan Kilpatrick, 2nd. Bicycle
long race, R. Robinson, 1st; H. Grant,
2nd. bicycle slow race, H. Grant won
the prize.
The pigeon shooting match was quite
a success, 54 birds being killed out of 61;
the match resulting in a tic between J.
McKim jr. and Hentlic
All persons that have not received
their prize money, will please send or call
for il at Mcl'iiees', Chairman, Courienay.
The Minnenla left Thursday last for
San Francisco with 3,300  tons   of  cnal.
Tiie Daisy left nn Friday with 154
Inns for C. Peabody, v'ictoia.
Tepic is due to load for C. P. R. and
Vancouver Sugar Refinery.
Str. Chtitagony will be here tomorrow
for fuel.
The Minnen'a and San M iteo will be
due about Sunday.
Thc Joan will leave Comox on her regular trip this week at 7 a 111. Wednesday
morning instead ot Friday morning.
She will leave Nanainifl on Wednesday,
night '.vith an excursion for Seattle.
The open air strawberry festival af the
Athletic Grounds last week proved mo-it;
attractive. The day was warm but became gradually cooler as night approached. It was a beautiful scene when the
sun went down below the tops of the trees
that formed a bank on the west, awd shot
its red arrows between the branches.
Then as twilight began and the young
moon came out, and lhe stars of an
almost equal radiance shone forth, lighting up the grounds with their improvised
pines and the white ten's decorated with
forest bough*, and garden flowers, and.
gay with variegated flags, and presided:
aver by fair divinities who ladled out
thirst quenching lemonade, or dished-out:
delicious ice cream and strawberries, or
presented bouquets of lovely flowers, or
passed ejcga'nt frosted cake, or read fortune in the mysteries of-vpalmiatry-'in exchange for. little bits of silver���this was
the F��--te Champetre which will long be
remembered for its bewildering enchantment. As if all this was not enough-
some one had started afire in the eastern border of the townsite, and its long*
red tongues were soon lapping around
trees and climbing to their very tops and
darting along and under boughs, and blaz
ing like a vr��ry demon ol wrath! And.
then the shrill notes nf the bagpipes���the
martial pibroch,-to which the happy coup*
les marched all oblivioin to and careless-
of what tlie moonbeams disclosed, followed by a duet from the violin and piano-
inviting to terpstchorean pleasures which
were kept up into the niddy-nnddy hours..
The little tents or booths draped with
ferns, evergreens, and flowers and filled
with tempting wares were things of beauty. The refreshment booth was presided1
over bv Mrs. Collis, Mis*; Nickerson, Mrs
Ueckman aud Miss Chambers.
The flower booth was in charge of' Miss
Booth and Miss Rush worth.
The strawberry and cream booth was
well attended bv Miss S. Hradford(>Miss
Hrown, Miss Fora Wa-son, Miss Nelj.
Piket, and Miss Gertie Piket.
The Lemonade booth was under the
superintendence of Miss McMillan, who
made a capital Rachel. Isaac (Jack)'
was husvjtoo.
Mi s Sh.w was the priestess of palmist
ry and her temple was approached wilh,
awe. Patiently the crowd waited for op.
portuniy to enter. Happy auguries attended their exit.
The shooting gallery was under ihe*
able management af F.It. Smith and coined considerable change for the English.
Church fund.
A reward of $25 will be paid for information leading tothe conviction of ihe
person who recently killed a steer belong,
Ing to me 011 Rubson's ranch.
Simon Leiser;.
The Fan building in connection with'
No. 4 slope was burnt to the ground Monday afternoon (yesteidav) and the fan injured. This will necessitate a stopping
of the work in that slope for probably.
a week.
Canadian drink bill a.mmnts to $143
000,000 per annum.
An interesting letter from .1 miner on
the subject of an Accident Fund has been
unavoidably laid over till next week.
A Lind'-ay's new house on lot opposite
the new Presbyterian church will be finished about the tirst of August. It will
be two stories and contain 15 rooms.
Tlie Dickson &. Co. liquor license has
not yet been issued. It is supposed that
Mr. Anderson, the collector, will await iu
structions from Victoria.
Nelson Camp 44 of Woodmen will not
meet this weel-. bi.t it is expected that arrangements will be made so as to enable
it to meet in Odfellows hall the 2nd and;
4th nights of each month. Definite announcement  will be made in neM issue. JOSHUA'S FIVE VICTORIES.
Talmage Eulogises tie Greatest
Soldier of All Time,
Hir* Coiupk-te Triumphs Ovor Darkness aud
Death���No Provision tor a Christian to
Kt'trcat���Victory Ahead; DUBBter a��d
DiBhouor In the Bear.
Brooklyn, May 2G.���In the Embury
���memorial church a lame audience assembled to listen to the annual sermon
of Chaplain T. De Witt Talmage, of the
Thirteenth regiment, N.G.S..N.Y. The
members of the regiment occupied the
body of the ohurch, I)r. Talmage ohose
for his subject: "The greatest soldier
of all time," the text being Joshua 1.,
5; "There Hhall not any man be able to
(stand before thee all the days uf thy
life." lie held up before the Officers
und men tlie greatest soldier of all time
���Joshua,  the  hero of  his  text.
lie was a magnificent lighter, but lie
always fought un the right side, und he
never fought uuk*M3 Uod told hi in to
light. In my text lie gets his military
equipment, and ono would think it
must have been plumed helmet for the
brow, greaves of brass for the feet,
habergeon for the breast. "There sliall
not any man be able to stand before
thee all the days of thy life." "Oh,"
you say, "anybody could have courage with such a backing up as that."
Why, my friends, I have to tell you
that the God of the universe and tlie
Chieftain of eternity promises to do
just as much for ua aa for him. All
the resources of eternity are pledged in
our behalf, if we go out in the service
of God, and no mure than that was offered to Joshua, God fulfilled this promise of my text, although Joshua's
first battle was with the spring freshet, and the next with a stone wall, and
the next leading on a regiment of whipped cowards, and the next battle,
against darkness, wheeling the sun
and the moon Into his battalion, and
the last against the king of terrors,
death���five great victories.
He told of Joshua's orders of "Forward march, across the Jordan at the
time of the spring freshet, to many an
impossible thing, but not to Joshua."
He told of the miraculous parting of
the waters and then added: Hy friends,
God makes no provision for a Christian's retreat. He clears the path all
the way to Canaan. To go back is to
die. The same gatekeepers that swing
back the amethystine and crystalline
gate uf the Jordan to let Israel pass
through now swing shut the amethystine and crystalline gate of the Jordan
to keep the Israelites from going back.
I declare it in your hearing to-day, victory ahead, water forty feet deep in
the rear. Triumph ahead, Canaan
ahead; behind you death and darkness
and woe and hell. But you say, "Why
didn't those Canaanites, when they had
such a splendid chance���standing on
the top of the bank thirty or forty foet
high, completely demolish those pom-
Israelites down In the riverV" I will
tell you *why. God had made a promise and He was going to keep it. "There
shall not any man be able to stand
before thefc all the days of thy life."
And then the capture of Jericho was
described*ns well as the retreat of the
Israelites from the city of Al. What a
sorry figure they cut as they retreated!
Joshua -falls on his face in chagrin.
It is the only time you ever see the hack
nf his head; He falls on his face and
begins to whine, and he say.1;: "O Lord
God, wherefore hast thon at all
brought this people over Jordan to deliver us into the band of the Ainoritea,
to destroy us.' Would '.o God we had
been content and dwelt on the other
side of Jordan! For tho Canaanites
and all the inhabitants of the land
shall hear of it and shall environ us
round and cut off our name from the
I am very glad Joshua said that Before it seemed ,as if he were a supernatural being, and therefore could not
be an example to us, but I find he is
a man, he is only a man. Just as
sometimes you find a man undor severe opposition, or in a bad state, of
physical health, or worn out with overwork, lying down and sighing about
everything being defeated, I am encouraged when I hear this cry of
Joshua as he lies in the dust.
God comes and rouses him. How
does he rouse him? Ry complimentary
apostrophe?- Xo. He says: "Get thee
up. Wherefore llest thou upon thy
face?" Joshua rises, and, I warrant
you, with a mortified look. But his
old courage comes back. The fact was
that was not his battle. If he had been
in it he would have gone on to victory.
He. gathers his troops around him and
says: "Now let us go up ajid capture
the city of Ai; let us go up right
away." -���
The city was, taken and the cry was
"Forward* march" upon Glbeon. After three days' battle the Gibeonitcs
retreat before Joshua and what a
slaughter followed. And Joshua commanded the sun to stand still while
destruction followed. And the same
miracle is performed nowadays. The
wicked do not live out half their day,
and the sun sets at noon. But let a
man start out and battle for God, and
the truth, anil against sin, and tho
day of his usefulness is prolonged and
prolonged and prolonged.
John Siimmerfleld was a consumptive Methodist. He looUfiiJ fearfully
white, 1 am told, as he stood in old
Sands slrect church In this city,
preaching Christ, and when lie stood
.in the anniversary platform In New
York pleading for the i31ble until unusual and unknown glories rolled forth
from that book. "When he was dying
his pillow was brushed with the wings
of ttie angel from the skies, the messenger that God sent down. Hid John
Summerfleld'8 sun set? Did John Suni-
merfleld'S day end? Oh, no! He lives
un in his burning utterance In behalf
of the Christian church. The sun
stood still.
Robert McChcync was a consumptive Presbyterian. It was said when
he preached he coughed so it seemed
as if he would never preach again. His
name is fragrant in ul! Christendom,
that name mightier to-day than was
ever his'living presence. He lived to
preach the gospel In Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee, but he went away
very early. He preached himself Into
the grave. , Has Robert McCheyne's
sun set? Is' Robert AieCheyne's day
ended? Oh, nol His dying delirium
was filled with prayer, and when he
lifted his hand to pronounce the benediction upon his family and the benediction upon his country he seemed to
say: "I cannot die now. I want to live
on and on. I want to start an influence for the church that vlll never
cease. I am only thirty years uf age.
Hun of my Christian ministry, stand
still over Scotland." And it atood
But it Is time for Joshua to go
home. He is 110 years old. Washington went down tlie Potomac, and at
Mount Vernon closed his days. Wellington died peacefully at Apsley
house. Now, where shall Joshua rest?
Why, he is to have his greatest battle
now. After 110 years he has to meet
a king who has more subjects than
all the present population of the
earth, his throne a pyramid of skulls,
his parterre the graveyards and the
cemeteries of the world, his chariot
tlie world's hearse���the king of terrors. But if this Is Joshua's greatest
hattie it is going to be Joshua's great-
eat victory. Pie gathers his friends
around him and gives his valedictory,
and it is full of reminiscence. Young
men tell what they are going to do.
Old men toll what they have dono.
And as you have heard a grandfather cr 'i great-grandfather, seated
by the evening fire, tell of Monmouth,
or Yorktown, and then lift the crutch
or staff as though it were a musket,
to tight, and show how the old battles
were won���so Joshua gathers his
friends around the dying couch, and
he tells thom the story of what he
bas been through, and as he lies there,
bis white locks showing down on his
wrinkled forehead, I wonder if God
has kept hia promise all the way
through���Ihr* promise of the text. As
he lies there he tells the story one,
two or three times���you have heard
'-ll people toll a story two or three
times ever���and he answeis- "I go
ihe way of all the earth, and not one
word of the promise has failed, not
one word thereof has failed; all has
come to pans, not one word thereof
has failed." And then he turns to his
family, as a dying parent will, and
says: "Choose now whom you will |
serve, tlie Ood of Israel cr the God :
of tbe Amorites. As for me and my
house, we will serve the Lord." A
dying parent cannot be reckless or
thoughtless in regard to his children.
Consent to part with them at the door
of the tomb we cannot. By the cradle
in which their infancy was rocked,
by the bosom on which they first lay,
by the blood of the covenant, by the
God of Joshua, it shall not be. We
will not part, we cannot part. Jehovah Jlreh. we take thee at thy promise, "I will be a God to thee and thy
seed after thee."
A Lit lie Boqaet of Wlttiblstni Culled From
"Tonu TojjU-b."
Lord Fitzboodle���I think Miss Gold-
dollar is the most ungrateful ewea-
tuali I ever met;
Dedswell���Why so ?
Lord Fitzboodle ��� She neahly
dwowned the othah day, and I sent
mo man in to save her, at the risk
of hie life.
Dedswell���And wouldn't she marry
Lord Fitzboodle���No. She maliwicd
mo man !
Mrs. Nouvo Reesh���She called mc n
wnsih woman and i flew at her and
pulled her hair.
Mra. Toplofty���Oh, how terrible!
Even that didn't justify you iu light-
in jr her.
Mrs. Nouvo Eeesh���Yes, but if you
had ever been a washwoman you
would understand how mad it mado
me I
IeVhabod���Are you and Miss Wink-
leigh friends V
Van Trump���We were until recently.
idtiabod���What happened to estrange you ?
Van Trump���We got married.
Begum���What did Old Soak say
when he saw that big geyser in Yellowstone Park ?
Leaom���He auid It wus the finest
gin fizz he had ever had the pleasure
of  beholding.
Van- Dumb���That portrait of your
husband, madam, is a masterpiece of
realism. It has everyone of his'Characteristics. In fact, it'a your husband to the life.
Widow���No.    It lacks ono  thing.
Van Daub���What'a that ?
Widow���Tho hiccups.
Judge���What ia tho charge againat
the prisoner tit the bar V
Officer���I found her walking the
street, with her golden hair hanging down her back.
Judge���Thirty days for prowling
and six months for golden hair hanging down her back, I'll break up this
golden hair business or I'll quit tho
bench.     Next caso. '
Breaker (just introduced)���Who Is
that woman you are so devoted to?
Dicky���That's Mrs. Browne-Stone.
Breaker���My dear boy, she's old
enough to be your mother?
Dicky���(Had to hear tt, I'm sure.
Sho ia my mother.
Summer Resort Correspondent���Is
there nny very great man stopping
at thta hotel nt present V
Hotel Clerk���Excuse me. Modesty
compels me to decline to answer that
A young couple were getting married. Suddenly somo absurd idea enters tho head of thc bridegroom* and
ho bursts out laughing. Thereupon
the old clergyman who la officiating
pauses u moment, and says gravely:
"Don't laugh, my friend. You'll have
littio occasion for mirth in thc stato
you aro now entering."
Fashionable Tailor���Go front at
onco. Two young clerks there after
New Man (whispering)���I'm waiting on a millionaire.
" Leave hlm�� and attend to the
clerks. These millionaires don't buy
new clothes once in five years. A
clerk is good for a fresh suit every
threo months."
On December Slat, 1893, tho farm-
era or Ontario wero held by 10,68-4
chattel mortgages aggregating $3,-
JUNE 0, 1805.
"The Walk to Eramaus," Luke xxlv, 18*82.
Time���a. h. 2Si, Place���Emmaue,
Persons, Two disciples ; Jeeue.
Commentary.���13. Two of them
went that same day���One of these
tw0 disciples was Clcopasi or Alpheus.
not Clopus (Johu xix. 25), but Cleo-
patros, accidentally mentioned,
because he appears speaking.
Luke ia supposed to be the
other. This wus tho same
day       Christ       arose. Eininaus���
west of Jerusalem about seven and
one-half miles. They probably lived
there anQ were going home after the
passover.���J, F. & it,
1-1. They talked together ot nil
these tilings���(jf the crucifixion of
JesUBi and the reports which they
had heard of  His resurrection.
15. While they communed together
nnd reasoned���Probably consulting together what to expect or to do, iu
BUOh perplexing circumstances. They
exchanged views and feelings, uud
weighed the facts before them concerning the probability of Christ
being tho Messiab, or uf Hia resurrection from the dead. It wua a common custom among tho Jews to eon-
verso about thu law lu all their
journeying!*-. Jesus Himself drew near,
and went with them���Coming up behind them as from Jerusalem. "Jesus,
manifesting Himself to these two
men, accomplished for the first
time, what lie had announced to the
li recks, who asked to speak with
Him In the temple: 'If l bo lifted up
frum the earth l will draw all men
unto Me.' "
10. But their eyes were holden���
Purposely assuming a different form
than usual; and Mipernattirally influencing their sight that they might
nut know him.���Scott.
17. He aaid uuto them���Au a good
teacher, iii order to be heard, Ue begins by gettiug them to speak first.
What manner of communications are
these ?���What Is the nature ol your
talk which so absorbs yuu? By this
question Jesus introduces Himself iuto the conversation. As ye walk and
are aad���By these words Jesus would
bring them to open their hearts to
Him. Ho would have them relate to
Him what Ho already kuows.
IS. Art thou only a stranger���If He
knew not the events that had been
so public, ao awful, and ao universally known, Ho must be a mere so-
Journef; If He did how could He suppose they would bu talking about
anything else? Cleopas appears
tonished at His question.
19. What ithings V���He evades
answer by another question.
wants to hear from their own
their exact feelings. Concerning
Jesus of Nazareth���As lie waa commonly called. They are full ut things
concerning Him and give a summary
of Christ's life. Which was a prophet
���Ho preached a true and excellent
doctrine which had its riso frum ntul
its tendency toward, heaven ; He confirmed it by many glorious miracles
of mercy, ao that He was mighty in
deed aud word, before uod and all
the people���He was both a great
favorite uf heaven aud a great blessing to men.
20. Tho Chief priests and our rulers
���They avoid all reflection un tliese,
perhaps because they are speaking tu
a supposed  stranger.
21. But (we trusted���Here is an intimation ot their disappointment as
the reason ot their sadness. Yor. 21.
thut it had been He which ahould
havo redeemed Israel���They hud confidently believed Him to be the promised Messiah, who had ao long been
predicted and was then expected, tie-
side all this���Not only did His deatlt
seem to give the fatal blow to their
[hopes but Ile had beeu dead two
���days already and thia was the third
duy since these things were done���
Though tho Lord had often promised
to rise on the third day that gave
them little nope now that the duy
was (half gone*.
22. Certain women also of our company made ua astonished���Beside
what tho Lord had said these women
had declared the fulfilment, yut there
is deep confusion in their hearts.
23. When (they found not His body
When they had looked into the
sepulchre on the invitation from the
angel. They came, etc.���With the
message which the uugel had told
them rto deliver!.
21, And certain of them which wore
with us���Peter and John. But Him
thuy suw nut���He had gono before
them. These two disciples came
away beforo the women " who had
seen Jesus" returned to the apostles.
This doleful story Cleopas relates tu
Jesus, in the deepest despondency*
25. Ho said unto them���They had
spoken, now Ho would speak. They
had poured out their grief and opened their hearts, now was His'time tu
fill them with new tilings, and first
In tho way of rebuke. O .fools���Without understanding. Slow of heart���
if they bad embraced the living God
with more fervent faith, tho   fact of
tho resurrection would not have been
su strange to their hopes.���Godct.
To believe all that the prophets (hare
spoken���Not so strange they should
doubt tho women, or tho apostles*
Strange they did not resort to tho
Word uf God and fix their faith upon what it declared, for by 'their lack
of faith they had made the ground
uf their surest hopo the ground uf
their despair.
20. Ought not Christ to have
suffered, etc.���Was not this decreed?
Had they never read the fifty-third
of Iealah, or the ninth of Daniel ?
Hero la a test of their knowledge of
tho ecripturca and their familiarity
with them.
27. Beginning at Moses���Jesus
showed tho real value of the Old Testament sinco it told them the precise offer of Christ nnd the manner
of His death. He was the fulfilment
of that scripture. They can prove
by that whether the real Messiah
has come. The firat promise of the
Messiah was recorded by Moses. And
all the prophets���They all point to
Christ.   He la the treasure hid In the
field. A golden thread of gospel
grace runs through the whole web
of the Old Testament. Expounded���
explained the things concerning Himself.
28. He mado as though he would
have gono further.���He would have
really gone, but fur that sort of con-
���struiut which they exercised over
Him. Every gift of God is an Invitation to claim a greater.���Godet.
29. Abide with ua, etc.���But for this
the whole design of the interview had
been lost; bnt it was not to be lust,
for He, who only wished to be constrained, had kindled a longing in the
hearts of His travelling companions
which was not to bo eo easily put off.
-J. F. & B.
30. He took bread, etc.���This was a
common meal, but Jesua acted as
Master, and this first startled them
and brought hack a rush uf associations.
81, And their eyes were opened.���He
stood confessed before their astonished gaze, tlielr riscu Lord, Hu vanished out uf tlielr Bight.���Probably
during their surprise, Ho took the opportunity of withdrawing from the
place, leaving them to reflect and
meditate ou what they hud heard
and seen.���Clarke.
32. Did not our heart burn, etc.���
Tliis accounts for tlio glow uf light,
lovo aud glory that ravished their
hearts. Searching for Christ In tlio
scriptures prepares tho heart tu receive Hia presence and know Him tu |
Tho cause of Badness was discover*
ed iu tho complaint of a disappointed
hope. Theso disciples fixed all their
hopes upon Jesus as thu Messiah.
Their expectations were reasonable,
and scriptural, but they cannot harmonize their views with thu facts before them.
Thc appearance of Jesus was of
great value to His disciples, Their
hearts woro thereby comforted when
burdened by sadness. Their understanding was enlightened, und healed,
partly of doubt, partly of Injurious
prejudices. Their life was mado a
life of spiritual communion with Jesus.
Tiie appearance of Jesus was a
proof ot tho Old Testament writings
and of tho high value which the Lord
places upou it. It is the foundation
for hope, and describes mily the manner of ills life and death. The Scriptures cannot be broken. Christ ia
the connecting link.
The rebuke of Jesus was aimed at
the heart where raged tho battle between faith and unbelief in the hour
of temptation. Tu heal the wound
of tho melancholy disciples, -Jesus
went to the heart, for comfort could
not he given to those erring onea until they came to realize their faults.
Jesu-r teaching exalted the standard
of faith, aud showed tho harmony of
the Scripture with hi.-, actual sufferings. Did not tho law require atonement for sin ?
Jesila rewarded the prayerful disciples by opening their eyea. Their
hearts hail been stirred. Christ ruling in thu heart quickens all the faculties.
Lovo never loses by being tested.
Tlio Christian has too much business on hand when he becomes too
busy to pray.
Jesus never tried to make a disciple by argument.
It la not enough to look upon Christ
as Ho walks. Wo must walk with
The right kind or religion never
has to go away from home to find
Something to do.
If wo would bo more careful where
we step, those who follow us wouldn't
stumble so much.
We can make any kind of hard
work easy hy doing it for God.
When Christ tenters tho heart, it
must bo by the front door.
Tho man who gets rich at the expense of his conscience, pays too much
lor hia money.
Our hardest battles nre those wo
fight with ourselves.
There nro mcu Svho repeat the
Lord'a prayer almoat daily, who
never think it worth whilo to raise
a hand against the whiskey buslneas.
To close the heart against a brother is to shut the door against
ir we have a heart to give, God
will givo us the ability to do It.
Pat was ou his way to church, and
on the road met the priest.
"Good morning, Pat."
"Good morning, yer riverince."
"Where are yuu going?"
"To mass, aor."
"Well, Pat what Is thc meaning uf
moss V"
Now Pat did not know, but he was
bound nut to lut thc priest find it
"Tlie lolkes Of yuu asking thc lolkes
of me the meaning of mass I"
"Now, Put, tell  me, anyway."
"t don't liko to tell you."
"But suppose a Protestant should
ask you?"
"Oh, 1 could easily tell him."
"Well, I will bo a Protestant, nnd
meet you nt tho next corner."
So the priest walked nway and met
Pat at tlio next corner.
"Good morning, Pat."
"Good morning, yer honor."
"Whoro are yon going?"
"To muss, sor."
"What does mass moan?"
"Well, if you're a Protestant, It's
none of your business."���New York
Brisk Cullings of Interest to Maid
and Mother,
Tlio other day tho kittens wore
pawing a sphere of yarn all around
tho library, and Ruthvcn wan greatly
delighted to seo them tumbling about
it in a heap. Finally ho called to
hia mother, who waa upstairs:
"Ob, mamma. Jnst come down qulckl
"What do you suppose tho kittens are
doing 1"
"Are they eating that fish in the
butler's pantry ?" she asked.
"No, mamma; they are only playing football In the library."
Howe & Hummel will try to have
the Gray racing law ol New Tork
declared invalid.
Luces for Summer Garniture���CanvasjTrtiii
mlng. for Children's Flock.���Tile|*tlotle
lu Gloves-- Jjuteli" Seek for Girls.
Although many ot the new gowns
are trimmed with guipure laces, the
preference is given to those varieties
having smaller meshes. Applique, Va-
lencleuncs, and English thread laces
are charming lor summer garniture.
Dainty gingham frocks lor little-
girls aro now trimmed witli linon canvas lu solid tones, i'ink, cardinal, reseda, art green, liluet, sago brown und
-fellow nro the favorite shades.
Pearl-tinted glace gloves, with closo
wrists, fastened with four buttons, in
English fashion, und stitching in
black or self-color, aro to bo worn
with summer afternoon gowns. For
morning wear heavier kid in yellowish tan Is preferred, whilo for evening whito glaoes or whito mousqiie-
tnires aro modish. Gloves should bo
easy-fitting, ns it Is considered distinctly bad form to liavo the hand
tightly encased.
A beautiful full front recently displayed with a black mohair Eton
Jacket was made of pink mousselino
dc sole, witli a stock collar and Jabot
of ecru lace.
Dainty swivel silk dresses have for
garniture various accessories of open-
patterned white nainsook embroidery
and satin ribbon.
Dotted muslins In pale blue anil
pink are used for best frocks for littio
girls. Duck and linen in tan and dark
blue, with red trimmings, will be
sported by tlio tiny gentlemen.
Sheer, fine lustrous mull is an Ideal
fabric for tlie graduate's gown. Lightweight, cool glazed linen or wiry Victoria lawn makes an admirable foundation for this airy material, and narrow yellow Valenciennes laco and
Dresden or satin-striped taffeta ribbon are a'dellglitfnl garniture.
Tlio " Dutch neck " eilged with narrow frills of whito or yellowish lace
is seen in somo of tho newest and
prettiest models for young girls' midsummer frocks. Leg-of-mutton over a
close-fitting lining, nnd balloon puffs
to tbo elbow, are tho styles preferred
in sleeves.
Chiffon fichus are beautiful ns accessories on class-day gowns of silky
crepon or wlilto striped taffeta.
A blouse waist of silk.or cotton with
n. skirt of tweed, serge or moliair
makes the most comfortablo nnd practical travelling dress for summer.
Mohair costumes imported from Pa-
quia have short, Jaunty Jackets trimmed with small, dull gilt buttons anil
straight bands of tlio mohair, less
than an incli In width.
One of the most beautiful novelties
among Imported fabrics is spangled
crepon. This has tiio appearanco of
heavy silk crepe with iridescent spangles of contrasting color woven in the
material In geometrical designs. The
diamond-shaped patterns aro by far
tiio prettiest.
Fan plaits lu the back of tho short
Jacket nro being introduced by foreign
As sleeves promise to grow larger
and larger, sleeveless coats, aad coat
and cape combined, are among tho
newest fashions. Tho piquo Jacket,
made with broad capo effect over the
sleeves, but quito sleeveless, is a most
desirable wrap to wear with wash
dresses. It Ib bound at tho edges with
fancy cotton braid.
Cuffs and collars laid In kilt plaits
and edged with very narrow yellow
Xttlouelenncs lace aro used in trimming morning gowna of whito or
colored lawn.
Empire designs are now tlio most
desirable In fans for graduates.
Stem and art greens in denim anil
linen nre ia great demand for making summer lounge aud floor cushions.
Washable four-in-hand ties for the-
summer shirtwaist aro pretty and
serviceable. Flowing ties of striped wash silk are also cool and becoming.
Tlie fair shopper Is now giving n.
great deal of her attention to silk
gloves, chiffon veils, brown stockings
and tan Oxfords, to say nothing of
tho Inevitable, Indispensable shirtwaist, with Its accessories, consisting of belt and buckle, studs and
sleevo buttons, belt and cuffpins and
the do Jolnvlilo tie.
A few of tho figures of animals that
nro sold for lawa ornamouts and other
uses nro mado of iron, but they are
generally mado of cast zinc, with a
bronze paint finish. The animal figuros
most lu demand nro door, dogs and
lions. Deer nro mado of various sizes,
up to ten or twolvo feet In height.
Dogs aro mado of a dozen kinds,
largo and small, standing and roclln-
ing. Lions aro mado of nil sizes, from
small to heroic, aad sitting, standing
nnd reclining. Lions sell at from $2fi
to $.'1011 ench; a llfo-slzo lion brings
aliout $12*1. Deer range from $00 to
S.'IOI) each; life size, $05. Dogs aro
from 1)125 to $101) each. Wo export
theso figures to Mexico, Central
America, West Indies nnd South America. In this country about equal numbers of deer, dogs and lions nre sold;
the demand In southern countries Is
mostly for lions.���U. S. Exchange.
Hungarian papers nro responsible
for the statement that a woman in
Zemplln wns married for the twelfth
time the other day. The woman Is
but 40 years old, and last winter lost
her eleventh husband, with whom she
bad made a trip around the world.
She will celebrate the twenty-fifth
anniversary of her first wedding next
fall at the side of her twelfth partner
In life; so she hopes, at least, as she
���significantly expresses It, THE WEEKLY   NEWS,  JULY
Mr. H.A. Simpson, lawyer arrived last
Wednesday via Comox, to attend the Licensing Board in behalf of Dickson & Co.
Photos for a number- of people have
bten left by the photo gallery people at
THK News OFFICE. Please rail and get
Miss Laura Abrams, daughter of J.
Abrams, J.P. passed successfully the pub
lie c* limitation at Nanaimo for admission
10 tlie high school.
Mr. Albeit A.D.ivis of Phil'ip Gable &
Co tobacconists of Nanaimo paid Union
a visit last week. He s.iys times are better here than any place he knows of,
Mr. Potts of Darker & Potts, barristers
Nanaimo visited our town for tlie rst
tunc last Wednesday, lie expressed sal-
prise nt its growth .mil nclivttv.
Mr. Arthur Lee Provincial agent ofthe
Canadian Mutual Luun I'o, seemed .1
number of tfitod loans lor hia cumpnni
lieic during the pasi week.
I'oit SAl.i:.- -A pair of heai y three rear
old mares, wiil broke; have been working
all spring on farm.   Easy loriiw if rauii**
cd.   Apply to Gen. A. Heatherbell, Horn
by Island.
The L'lion Sundty school picnic w.is
held this year at Union rhurfon Mornin*
ion Day. What with boating, games,
swings and refresh ments the children en
joyed the Hay greatly.
Messrs Barker and Potts, the well
known lawyers of N.inainio, have taken
1111 office in Addciion & Uo�� hot ham's
building. (Ine ol the firm may be expect
ed nearly every w eek.
Mr. J.F. Doyle is now in charge of Ste
vcn.on & Co's. dry goods establishment
in William's block 3rd street, in place of
Mr. Male who has left to make his fortune it i= hoped, in the Kooteuay country,
The Hoard of Directors ofthe Union
and Comox District Hospital are request
ed lo attend ihe regular monthly meeting
01'thc Board (adjourned frnm July 1) to
be held at the office of tlie President,
J. Abrams, Esq. on Monday evening,
July 8th, at 8 p.m.
J. IS. McLean, Secy.
Patterson���Carlson   At the resi
di-ncc of Mr. John Fraser, Harrigan and
Fraser road, June 25th Mr. K.G, Putter
son ant'Miss Sophi 1 Carlson both of
Union, ihe Kev. D, Mclntyre officiating.
! will nol be responsible for any debts
other than those contracted b: myself.
John Ead.
Cash subscriblions received so far are
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Gleason, $5; W. Roy, $s; Dr. Law-
rencc, $5: L Mounce $5; J. McKim ii
Sons; $2.50; A. C. Fulton, $2. E. Piinbu
ry & Co. 2.50; 0. H. Fechner, $2; T. D.
McLean, $2; W. F. Lawson, $1;- R. Sail-
scr, $1; G, II Scott,$l| Thos. Horn, $1
Cash, $2
This list will be kept st Hiding until ihc
canvass is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are recoiled. Help
along thc good -.iork.
now ready tor the reception oe
guests. First class accommodation
for the travelling public. rates
reduced to. regular  hoarder*;
H. A. Simpson
j Bapp'ster s< Boiioltoi*, No's a & 5
Commercial Street.
2-7A.lTJi.II.IO,    S.    C.
Ericsson���Carlson. Ai the resi-
ccni'c ot Mr. ioliu Friser, Harrigan and
Fraser loud, June 2jth, Mr. C.G. Elicit-
son anil Miss ft.L. Carlson, both of Union
the Rev. U. Mclntyre officiating,
Provincial Secretary's Office
14th June. 1895.
His Honor the Lieut, Governor has
been pleased to appoint Henry Percy
Collis, Esquire, of Union, to be a Jus
tin: ofthe Peace for the Comox Electoral
Mr. David Jones, Courtenay, has been
appointed by ihc board of directors ofthe
Comox Agricultural Society, to cam as for
members and collect fees, and all mem
bers are requested to pay their fees over
to him.
Will be received by thc undersigned
until Wednesday July 17th for the purchase or lease of Tlie Wav.rly House,
Cumberland, Union Mines, B.C.
'This House being on the principal business street in a good location, offers a
good chance for investors, as 'the future
ofthe Union coal mines is assured.
The highest or any tender not nccessa
rily accepted.
For particulars apply hv letter or per
soually to A. Lindsay,
Sec'y Waverly House Co., Ltd.
P.O. Box 103, Union, P.O.
My ranch of too acres, one mile fiom
Comox Hay. It has a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
laud, all in good condition.
J. W. McKenzie, Courtenay
I have moved into my ncw shop on
First St. next to the Customs off.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
Cmu'tcnay, May 13th, 1895.���To all in
terested: I have this day appointed Mr
Tom Beckenseil to collect all outstanding accounts doc to the Anlev estate during my tcinpory absence from the district
\V,A. Mathewson, Assignee.
Walter Harvey.
Notary Public. CGnvoyaneer
Accountant Estate Agent
Private tuition.
Offieo over McPlieo St Moure'd store.
Miss BB. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
ancl Typewriting
Pupils c;in have free use of  Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker in Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Office and Works   ���w/''""*,: ���"���*���
UN 10 V Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes  and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will be a
Courtenay and Comox Tuesday* and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
���cnsrio-bT ���.
Dickson & Co.,  Props.
By the month, $25.
By  tha  week,   $6
Single meals, 25 cts.
Tickets  for   21    mta!s.  Si
5 00
tainio Saw Mil!,
Sash anil Dour
A. HAS LA M, Prop
(1*. 0. Drawer 30.  Telephone Cull. 191
gy A complete stock of Roiiuh and
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and lllinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Tinning, and all kinds
i'f wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
H, J, Theobald,
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
i\   Full Line of  Everythinp;
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,   and  our
woven wire
we keep
Second Hand
Rouse anii Sip Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalscmining
and Decorating.
AH Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, Ii. 0.
Wee md net every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   including,*
Embalming, and keep all necessai
ry supplies
Grant t& McGreyor
Puntiedge Bottling Works,
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
���        MANUFACTURE!* 01*
Sarsapnrrtlla. Champagne Rider, Iron Phosphates and Syrup*.
Bottler  of Different  Brand!-,  of   Lager Beor,   Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
ol Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
���: JEWEL-ETR.:���
jo|o|o|o|o|o|o [
9    9
���)   %
Thii Hotel is fitted np with
a degree of Kleguncc ;uut
regard to Comfort aiul Convenience hitherto unknown
out tide of the large cities.
k   t        t   i
LIQJJORS - + + + -
-A.N"U   OIG-jk-HS**
Table Unsurpassed
lie P. and P. Do,
A. C. Thsob-vld, Manager.
1*. 0. Box 151.
House, Sign' and
��� Ornamental
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole Agents for
White Enamel
and    Gold
���<f and J-���
Iff \ Wood
Hi \    Tupnin9
illiliji'ji'>-       * =D0SB=
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Bono',  ,'.
I presume wo have used over
one hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure   for Consumption  in my
family, and   I   am   continually   advising  others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���W. C. Miltenbergbr, Clarion, Pa.,
Deo. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, und never have any com'*-^kgran***********i**R
plaints.���E. Shore-*, Postmaster,tWUbwcS^sSe
Bhorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894. fel^^AU1"*""-'
Spalding's Iinsc Hall Supplies.
| o I o I o I 0 I o     o ! o )
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new-
Billiard ancl Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors,
J. Piket, Prop.
Cricket Bats,
Balls, Wickets,
Batting Gloves,
i.Ei; Guards,
Ayrti"'  I,iiwn TfntuY
Noli. Dslli U HnckcM.
Illlle H'ick Truim  and
Clay  I'iKOoni,
Pin Vs Golf Clubs anil Silvcrtimn Balls.   :��� I.ally's (.across Stick*.
Immense Variety of Fishi.ig Tackle,
Goods the Best   ""*��-*��.    Prices the Lowest
CHAS.    E.    TISDALL.   Vancouver.
At the  Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carri?ge Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Street     ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures Ihc finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when ynu can obtain a superior AKTi-
Ci.E for thc same mouey Farm and Garden.
A successful practice against thc
danger or smut In oats is tbat oi
treating the seed oats to an Immersion tn hot water, for In this
way the smut spores are destroyed,
Let tlie oats be exposed to a temperature ol about 135 degrees for
teu minutes- then spread them out
where they wili quickly drain and
dry. Do not guess at the temperature,   but  use a   thermometer.
Where !aetorle8 have been established in tlie west, tlie beet crop is
looked upon as a staple and profitable product. The sugar beet Is no
longer an experiment, and the question of feed comes In here prominently, fur the beet tups are worth one-
fifth tiio whole outcome as a ration
fur tlie stock.
Nu man vet knows all tlie possibilities Imprisoned iu an acre of ground.
In every locality there is wealth In
nature, In the combination of soil
and ottmate, for those who know
how to get it. The wisdom of BO
yearB ago would hardly find a place
for usefulness to-day. It Is a time of
close reaeareb. The farmer must know
ids boUi as does a painter his pigments.
Nature puts a premium upon intelligent methods iu tho tilling of
tlie soil. Under tlie advanred methods of good modern farming ground
can never become too old to raise
a maximum yield of corn. Tillage
and supply prevent impoverishment.
By all means lot the farmer have
a hot-bed, or nt least n cold frame
upon his plaee, and have tlie kitchen
garden well supplied with vigorous
plants early in the season. The great
trouble witli tlie garden upon many
farms is that it docs not supply anything for the family uutil summer is
well advanced,
Tlio pea, especially tlie black pea,
nnd tlie black eye pea, nre becoming more and more acclimated in the
North. They have been successfully
grown in Central Iowa and in Illinois. This is a great opening for the
Northern farmer in the regions so
subject to drouth and winds, for the
���Southern pea should thrive in our
hot summers, nnd its drouth resisting
nature will give them pasturage and
forage when ail else fails.
Water is fatal to all life when in
excess, bemuse it deprives living organisms of tlie Indispensable air.
Plants must have nir as animals
must, and will drown when buried in
water. Therefore, one of the first
enquiries of 'the farmer must be ns
to whether his land needs draining,
and, next, how best to do It,
llye makes much fall nnd winter
feed for the stock farmer especially
valuable for affording a variety during tlie dry fodder Reason. It makes
an early and vigorous start in spring,
preceding the grass as pasture, and
afterward matures as good a crop ns
if it had never heen grazed, and is
ripe and harvested before tlie season
of drouth begins.
Strange as it may seem, Shetland
ponies are selling for more than the
average scrub horse, ns the supply is
limited, and the demand is large In
nil parts ot the country. They nre
dignified with the name of liorse. in
their native island, where they nre
used in tiie mines and on the farms
and gardens.
Tlie fall In the liorse market is due
more to the general depression in
business than to anything ehe. Only
the cheaper grades have been replaced by electricity. This depression
is about ended, aud a renewed demand
for horses ts among the certainties of
tlie future. There will be a very
short supply to meet it.
Tho year 1900 seems a long way
off, but that year will have to come
before the colts of ISO-.*) nre fully
ready for the market. Farmers who
are getting in line now will see some
high prices before their horses nre
ready for that market. That day
will come with increased demand, as
tlie growth ol our cities will require
better horses than they have heretofore had.
In Oermany there arc about 8
horses to every 100 of the population,
in France 7, in Great Britain 0, in
Austria (i, tn Hungary 12, in Russia.
133, and in the United States 20. The
wholo number of horses in tlie seven
countries is almost 50 millions.
Ko farmer can afford to sell the b;st
ot his stock, especially the femaley.
With good mares, the better they are
in quality tlie stronger tlie reason
why they should he kept on the farm
for breeding purposes. Selling tlie
best mares, or tlie best remales of
nny kind of stock, can only be considered a step backward.
If we wish to raise any style of
horses successfully we must, breed continually to sires of a. given breed, and
continue to grade up to the sUc anil
kind required by tho market. We
must adhere to tlio Hue wo have
established  without  wavering.
individuality without pedigree
amounts to nothing In brooding. A
grade aire la opt to transmit only his
scrub characteristicsi and his good
qualities an1 seldom strongly enough
bred lu htm to be perpetuated; but
the established pure breeds reproduce
thoir  type.
Before wo can supply tlie Increasing
demand fur the heavy draught geldings wo must In some way replace
the heavy draught mures. Neither
havo we the stallions for breeding.
Truly, thore is no other way than to
import them, as we did at the first,
and all this means that In our inability to meet the demands of tlio market which are now upon us, we Bhall
see prices beyond anything we ever
knew In tliis country, probably.
l'reventiou is the best remedy for
every form of disease. It is better tu
ward against- vermin by keeping sulphur and lime in the dust boxes and
nests, anil tiie coop dosed with kerosene now and then, than it is to make
a fight againat the hosts of the pests
after thoy come in the swarms, such
as we often find.
Little chickens cannot be kept on
grass tinles** they have soma way of
getting grit, or are furnished With it;
they will soon droop aud die. It is
wei'l t ��� move the coop often, that
they may have a fresh supply of herbage, but they must have their box of
sand or shells.
Let tlio young pullets be fed liberally all summer, that they may be
ready to lay as winter sets in. During the winter tliey will feed themselves about the stables on what
othor animals waste, ami will have
desirable exercise In obtaining It.
Witli warm skim milk to drink and
corn at night, they should lay well
when eggs are highest.
Soak crumbs for young cliie.kcns nnd
mix In the proportions oi three cups ot
the-", the same ot oatmeal, two of
middlings and of wheat bran, adding
one cup of corn meal and oue of malt
sprouts; to this evory third day add
of beef scraps mude lino, or oae of the
animal meals. Do not muko It too
ivet* and place upon a clean board.
Give tlie animal food to tlie fowls In
time, before the hens quit laying, and
It wilt hurry them through the moulting season. They will not then stand
around looking haggard and miserable for weeks, but will go to singing, and soon be ready for business
aagin. Your neighbors will wonder
why you get so many eggs.
One reason why hens prove unprofitable on many farms is that they are
kept until tliey die of Sickness or old
age. Her best laying days are past
when she is two years old, It Is wise
to dispo.-c of them either in the home
ur tlie foreign market before the
second winter, certainly before the
I'ultets which begin to lay tn September or. October supply eggs when
they are worth the most money, and
ut the snme time aro gaining in
weight; but the old hens ubout that
time begin moulting, nnd do nothing
for three or four months, neither do
they gain in weight, but thoy still
eat, and duriag that time ure an absolute loss.     Sell themi
Keep none but thrifty young co:'ks,
one to ten hens. Give tlie hens a
variety oi food, which assures vitality
of the eggs. Select none but tho
freshest oi eggs for hatching purposes. Do not set a hen until her
inclination has beon proved for four
or five days. Place the nests upon
the ground, or near it, to procure the
right amount of moisture.
At a recent public sale in one of the
Kentucky counties dairy cowa sold
for a better average than trotting
bred horses. Tliis showy there are
not enough cowa and too many trotters. Tlie former make money all the
year around. Tho horses would better be bred up to a larger and more
useful type.
The immigration to tho South is
tilling up the towns and cities as well
as thc farms, nnd while they have
boon buying Northern butter, the increasing demand and high prices nre
stimulating Southern duirying. Improved breeds and appliances will do
tho rest. Tlie warm climate and
green grass give summer dairying all
tlie year.
Because viewed from ditterent
points, many differ on tl,io feed question for dairy cattle, and experiment
stations burden us with innumerable
tables, formulas and rations. It Cannot lie an exact science, because purposes, prices nnd locations (litter. As
much as possible we should feed that
whicli we can produce.
Many a man who is making dairying a side issue, and a much neglected one at that, by keeping a few ill-
cared for cows on a good-sized farai,
Is astonished at the man who can
keep a goodly number on a few acres.
The whole secret is in the man and
liis intensified farming. No item necessary to success Is lost sight of.
Milk, as a food for the young animal, is largely a producer of heat.
Sugar of milk is found nowhere else
In nature, and Its feeding value Is tike
that of fat. Caseia and albumen of
milk are nitrogenous and flesh-
formers, nnd tho materials out of
which come the animal tissues, also
the fats. Tho water obviates the
dangers from concentrated food.
Buckwheat shorts are valuable as
cow feed, being rich in proteins, the
very elements sought after In buying
bran and cotton seed meal. We want
starch and protein; the thing is how
to get them cheapest. Nothing furnishes tlie former more freely or In
better shape thaa our cornfodder.
From this study of tlie crops we are
learning ncw lessons dnlly.
Why do women, having tho snme
capacity and material, furnish us
with so many varieties of butter? We
should not wonder when we see the
poor conveniences with which many
a [armor's wife is supplied. Shelves in
the cellar, holes in tho ground, tables
la tho pantry���anything must do.
Rusty pans, dirty stables, muddy
yards, all lend���at least a variety���
to succesH.
llolsteins nnd Aldorneys nre better
high record dairy cows as tired iu this
country now than When tirst Introduced; our rich grain food, witli high
record pedigree breeding) bus developed the greatest, butter and milk
cows in tlio world.
Archdeacon Wilson gives tlie following rules lor cultivating tlie tolerant
1. Never take your views of one side
in a controversy by reading only tlie
representations of its opponents.
li. Never think you understand a
dispute till you see the weakness of
both sides.
8. If you attribute a bad motive to
a man, you are wrong nine times out
of ten. Search on until you find oue
that semis to him good, though t.<
you mistaken.
'I. You cannot understand mon until
you have some genuine sympathy
with  them.
.",, You cannot be just until you are
G. l'ut yourself tn his place.
7,   Do us you would ho done by.
Mr. Slcemaa has commenced the
erection of car and- power houses for
the Guelph Electric Railway, aud
the line will bo built at once.
ThelU'Stor.itlou'of Doth to ll.ilih UrIiiKi
Joy to an Aylmer, Due., Home.
If there is any section in Ithis great
Dominion in which the curative powers of Dr. Williams' I'ink Fills have
not been proved, it must De uninhabited, from ta.ll sections come the
strongest endorsutions from people in
all ranks of society, and It la safe
to assume thut the discovery of
this medicine has been ot incalculable
benefit to suffering humanity. Many
in Ayfmer and vicinity have kind
words to speak in favor of Dr. Williams Fink rill.*;, nnd anions them is
Mrs. Inglee, wife of Mr. W. J. In-
glee, thc well known grocer. To a
reporter Mr. Inglee gave the following particulars of Ids wife's cure. For
a long timo she suffered severely from
pains In the back and kidney trouble,
aud was much weakened and run
down. Having road much concerning
Dr. Williams' Fink Pilla It was determined to give tliem a trial, aud after the uso of a few boxes Mrs. lngleo
was completely cured. A couplo ot
physicians Who had known the condition of hor health enquired what
She had taken that improved hor appearance and health so much. Beiug
told that It was Dr. Williams' i'ink
Fills both frankly admitted that sho
could not have used anything bettor.
Mr. Inglee also stated that his daughter- a young lady oi seventeen, had
been troubled a great deal for tlie
past couple of years with weakness,
headaches aad troubles incident to girlhood. She wns
very pale, easily fatigued aad
troubled with frequent headaches.
After using several boxes of Fink Fills
tlio color returned to her cheeks and
she rapidly regained her former
strength, und now there is no healthier girl In tho town. Several months
havo elapsed since site discontinued
tho uso of the pills, and thore has
been no indication of any return of
tlio trouble. Mr. Inglee snys they
always keep Fink i'ills iu tho house in
caso ot need, and thinks every one
else would do well to follow the example.
Dr. Williams' Fink Fills make pure,
rich blood, drive out disease and cure
when other medicines full. Tliey nre
sold by nil dealers, but only in boxes
tlie wrapper around which bears the
full name "Dr. Williams' Fiuk I'ills for
Falo Feople." Promptly refuse all
imitations and substitutes���only tlie
genuine Fink I'ills can make you well.
Tho wicked man llveth to oat, but
the good mau eateth to live.���Soc-
ra tes.
Intemperance In eating Is generally
more noxious than excess In drinking.
Moderate eating 1-* the wise man's
eognizanco; but surfeiting epicurism is
a tool's chief glory.���F. Oglcr.
The chief pleasure In cntiug does not
consist la costly sensoning, or exquisite flavor, but In yourself.���Horace.
In the vigor of youth, scarce anything we eat appears to disagree with
ns; we gratify our palate with whatever pleases It, feeling no ill consequence, and therefore fearing none,���D.
No ono need think ill of eating, or
of any of its associations, except tho
abuse; to eat, in tho truo Idea of the
act, requires a fur more scientific uso
of tho month than is tho caso with
mere feeding.���L. H. Grlndon,
To make vaullla extract, buy ot a
druggist or fine grocer a large vanilla
pod, which will cost not over 25 cents.
Cut this In small hits, put in a half
pint bottle, cover with proof spirit
or cologne spirit aud leave three
weeks before using. Keep well corked,
and it will bo found much finer and
stronger In flavor thau inanufuctured
extract. Select a clean, smooth black
pod, aot oae which appears decayed
or eaten by insects, and havo good
deodorized spirit, which Is the only
kind for making extracts. Lemon and
orange extract made in the same
way, hy steeping thin, outer parings
of tho peel la alcohol, will give a. more
delicate flavor than most readymade
says the St. Louis Journal of Agriculture iu au editorial about No-To-
Bac, the famous tobacco habit cure.
"We know of many cases cured by
No-To-Bac, one, a prominent St.
Louis architect, smoked und chewed
for twenty years; two boxes cured
him so that even tlie smell of tobacco makes him sick." No-To-Bac
sold and guaraateed by druggists
everywhere. No cure, no pay. Book
free. Sterling Remedy Company, 37*1
St. Paul street, Montreal.
One of ihc principal nnd most aristocratic figures in Hungarian politics
Is about to disappear from public life
by tlie rosignatluti of Baron Nicholas
Yay from tho Presidency ol the Table
of Magnates, as tho Magyar House ot
Peers is termed. Tlie Baron Is a
grand looking old fellow of eighty-
seven, lie Invariably presides In full
Hungarian costume, witli a curved
cimeter dangling nt his side and the
Order of the Golden Fleece around his
Cold tn the bend���Nasal Balm gives
Instant relief. Speedily cures. Never
In tracing the derivation ot the
word we find that the root Is a Latla
word, " coometerlum,'' meaning a dormitory, or sleeping plaee. Later
ou. the form of expression was chnag-
ed to " riMiniotorium.'' In that section of "Camden's Remains" which
has the heading of " Concerning British Epitaphs," tho following passage
occurs: "The place of burial was
called by St. Paul 'semeaatorla/ ia
tho respect ot a sure hopo ot a resurrection." The Greeks call It "cae-
meterion,'' which means " the house
of tlie living,'* the idea being that
death Is only a protracted sleep that
will termiaate on the day when Gab-
riot blows his trumpet.
Conductor���You'll have to pay fare
for that child, sir; he's over six.
Passeugcr (indignantly)���Weil,that*s
tho tirst time I've ever been asked
to pay fare for that baby, and he's
ridden with me on street cars for uiue
years and more.
"Henry, you look very pale, what's
the trouble?"
"I was stung to the quick by an
adder this afternoon."
"Heavens I   How did It happen ?'*
"Why, 1 dropped In at the bank this
afternoon, and tho bookkeeper told
me my account was overdrawn."
Ho (earnestly)���And now that we
are eagaged, Ethel, will you pray for
She���Oh, no, George. I've been praying for you tor tlio Inst eight.years.
But now that I've got you I'll thank
tho Lord tor you. I roully think I
ought to.
Amy���Does Alice Sharp kuow you
well ?
Sappington���Oh, yes. Why, she
takes all sortB of liberties with mc;
she called mo a fool yesterday.
Amy���Did she? She must know you
quite well.
Boy (to grocer)���Gimme n pound o'
eoffeo I (Grocer proceeds to weigh out
coffee.)   No, I moan tea I
Grocer���Look here, Mr. Crazy-on-
Bkates, which do you want, tea or
coffee ?
"Liko all men, you havo a pet name
for your wife, I suppose ?"
"Oh, yes."
"What do you call her?"
"I call her my income tax, usually."
���Tack (presumptuously in love witli
his employer's daughter)���Is Mr. Cas-
tjimero In ?
Servant-rYcs, sir.
Jack Pott (horribly disappointed)���
Well, I'm glad to hear it. He might
catch cold outside���beastly bad weather.   Good night.
"Papa, what's twins?"
"Two children of tho same age of
the same parents."
"Why, I thought they was a phllo-
Tlio Methodist General Conference
Executive has decided that the next
General Conference shnll meet In Toronto In September, 1808.
This la to certify that EbJ-'u Electrle
Salvo and Eby's Butternut Bittern
have eurcil a BCvero case, ol salt rheum
ou a young pernon, who had beon
troubled with this terrible disease for
nine years. It is now throe years slnee
we uaed the salvo and bitters, anil
there hae not been the least t;Ucn ol
tho disease reappearing since. I heart
Uy recommend It to those ���tillering
Irom this loathing disease
John McConnell.
Queen Hill, Ont., January, 1895.
Largest Sale in Canada.
In original envelopes ol the dates
1851 to 1870 with postage stamps
thereon will get good prices lor the
stamps by applying to Box 195, Hamilton, Ont.
A Tonic that gives
tone ��� Adams' Pepsin
Tuttl Frutti.
Refuse ImlUiiohi
���     rOK CHILPREM Tt��KTHIM��     ��� ,.
��.����������� >r ��������� imobK Utar.Uf.wt.fn. I
$80   PER   MONTH
And Bleftdy employment.
Do You Want Work
For tint whole or piirt or your limn?   If -.q
Montreal, Que,
Michigan Lands.
10,000 ���������Mr*, of tli" bflBt \*m\ In tho Bta'o, a.'
from $2 to .~j t'.i tier acre. .*> tour ceuLiie*; ant
wi snd near thy Mich. OwtcruA, Detroit & Al
ftna & Loon Lake :..-:. K*a;r Wrmi and bus
tt&ar..   Ap*ily to
R. M. PIERCE, Agt. West Bay'City,
or ro        j.w. curtis;
'Whittemore, Mich.
ISSUE NO. 23   1895.
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mentia, please mention thlelpapcr.
The incessant wasting of a consumptive can'only be overcome by
a powerful concentrated nourishment like Scott's Emulsion. If
this wasting is checked and the
system is supplied with strength to
combat tlie disease there is hope
of recovery.
^BtmBmmsscssim^ ~
of Cod-liver Oil, with Uypophos-
phites, does more to cure Consumption than any other known
remedy. !t is for all Affections ol
Throat and Lungs, Coughs, Cokls, Bronchitis ancl Wasting-, PrimphMfm,
Scoll Is Bowne, Bellevllf*. ni:   -:ni.?,. DOn.&Si,
#100 i"c v-e "vv a r-e o.
tfornitid (!���.�� unsornpriloua tlealeru
v*> u (%,'��� i!Lii*rni'*u una I   v-i-.riir.jui-**-., npftu-jy
are iu the habit of netting plugs ami porto- ot ���
pltiKM of Inferior Tobacco, represent*!] k them
be the stimuli; (;
Ct    ,
Myrtle Navy.
The genuine plus Is stumped with tho lottor
"T. .v li." In bronze Purchaser* wtllcoufer ���***.
favor by looking at the trade tnatfe when pnr
OTA reward of ON ffi UUNDUKI) DOU*Al'.B
will bo givon tc anyone for Information leading
to the conviction of an*? pen-on guilty of tho
abovo fraudulent practices nr infringing on oik
tr.'.dn mark In any manner whatsoever,
The Geo. E. Tuckettfc Son Co,,
Ltd,, Hamilton, Oat,
McKinnon's Internationa!
Detective Agency
A Nil
Bureau of inquiry and Invaitlgatlon,
; ;iiid fnnial�� experts only engaged and
id. ('orrf-ipoiuifi't-* ni all thi lo.dinfr
'I'l*.. All business and ������orm-poudencn
-,* confidential,
igb McKinnon, i Offlca vt Main st
iral BuporinbendenM o-i.-t.Hamilton,out.
o fur
nlsh steel tanks'^
with covers, all gal-^
vanized after completion,^
In nests of ten, 8 to 12 feet\
high and 30 to 38 Inches inl
diameter, at 2-vc. per gallon."
Thoy do not rust, shrink* leak, glvel
teste to water, nor allow foreign sub-1
stances to get In.    They can bo putl
In garret or barn nnd thus aro protected!
���from freezing.    They take no setting*
p* are cheaper than wood*    Tank*
substructures of all sizes mode to m:
order.    Send for price list and aM
designs for substructure and A
ornamental water supply.
Did yen ����r iton i<- tiiink li..*v completely Urn A, i mi I
Co. m*��le lho modern windmill bmitii il  )i< w -t Ihu m iwi��
uliiiil lliis entire  lino of iiiantif-ii turn I ��� Ml ������* ��� f ||, i. ,
Invention**, ileelgm, -|iinliUci  nu-l prloot, or fora i on. i
to   Ihi    htflrnl   n-nl   Si'i.ilu   Imitator** I ���    Wniiei   |'ii3   t.'.i   I
���vheel,   lho  battle (-���������iroJ pumper, tho hlgb |��we<] prnni
null. Ihu F-tri'l lo.vui-s, fixed un-i tilting, tlio |*.-ili.*i-l.-ii<:
nf work nfi"r completion, Hi.) nlnder eantrlfuBol feed,
lho Improved Irrigating mid othor  pun-pi,  thn nil Heel
li<do siw-ouo of tlio most popular thin ���, wn ��� ret j nl . al
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nroi.-iost i.innuixv wrniTiii* prune, hunimi m*
P.llHS AT A MUT PHICK, ash he tiik wheat mohki.
syru:i;.m.*,i.iN<i wind iwrii ami wateu firi-ru
HOUSE 01*THE WOULD. AI'llBOTOll CU,, CllIL'ttiO. More, than glud to see you, nir. I
bid you hearty welcome to Nugget
"Farm. Visitors are uoue too plentiful, even In these days. Moss you, I
mind tlio timo when I longed for a
white face as a thirsty man iu a desert longs for water. The colony was
a lonely place then, hut now wc are
becoming civilized. You aro an Englishman, of course, ami I take it you
have come out here to see the country
and do some shooting. My black fellows will tako your horso around to
tlie stables. Sit down here on tlio
porch, where you cau get tho cool air
and the view. 1 can oiler you a cigar
or a pipe. A cigar, ^JtV_^_
pipe myself. It's the right tlung foi
a man wlio lives out ol doors.
ti   ru'uv..,trit.burg   twenty   mtes
���*-,,,*.   i wen-to-do i     wen, i
enying   that i am.   I    nave
Mm g  uouj tut,     .,.,....   .
prospered more than fairly In tho last
sixteen yoars. It wuh sticking olose
tu business that did it, Kir.   i never
to Port
to t  ^^^^^
hankered alter goin;** down
Natal on sprees- like somo of my
neighbors L eould toll ol. When I
went it wiih . to put money in the
bank, and now 1 enn write my cheque
for five figures.
Look yonder nt the Btock grazing
over tin* hillsides and thu green levels, They're nil mine iih far us you
can see. You'll hardly believe it when
I tell you 1 hnve more thnn nino
thousand head of cattle and merino
sheep, not counting two hundred head
ol horses. Back ou tlie slopes of the
Prekenburg Mountains I own a heap
oi valuable timber, Thut goes along
with my export trade In wool, Ivory
nmi hides, Yes, I've made my pile,
and, though I'm still on the right Hide
nf forty, L think I've earned the right
to rest a bit now. Tired of Africa?
Bless you, no j it's the greatest country on the faeo of the globe. I'm
going to dear old Kngland one of these
days, just to nee how it looks. But
I won't stay long. Like ns not I'll
he back to tho colony on the next
Did T come out here with money in
my pocket ? Not a bit of It. I landed
With about as ninny coppers iih a.
baby could bold in itu hand. ITow did
I get a start? Ah, that's n story tn
Itself. A man's prosperity always
lias n beginning somewhere, especially if he plays In hard luck
first. That's what I did, sir,
turning point came about through
--a         rm,.
ud the
pretty*ugly adventure. Though it
happened'years ago, It seems like last
week. I dream of it now nnd then
ulghts and wake up In a eold sweat.
Yes, I'll spin you a yarn If you cave
to hear It. Dinner won't be ready
much before nn hour, so light a fresh
Cigar. I think I'll try one myself,
They came from Kngland, nnil they
have the flavor of the ones I used to
pay a shilling a piece for. I was a
reckless youngster tn those days, and
I dare say I was a hit wild. But what |
else would you expect? My parents j
were dead, and I had no kith nor kin.
There was a tidy fortune waiting for
mo to eomo of age, and my guardian
���an old lawyer Chap of Cray's Inn���
gavo me a biggish allowance. I was
eighteen wheu I went down to Cambridge, whero I fell In with a looso
crew. It was little I had to do with
books, as you enn Imagine, but I worried along Into the second year, and
then something happened that saved
the university the troublo of dropping me.
My guardian went all to smash. It
seems he had boon a company promoter, or something of that sort, and
by rash speculations ho lost my fortune and every penny of his own. He
hadn't a stiver left, us tho Bankruptcy Court found when it got
through with him. Hard Hues for me?
You're right; and the worst of It was
that I way about as fit as a baby to
cara my own living. I had been
brought, up on a silver spoon, so to
But it was work or starve, nnd the
pinch brought out my manhood and
grit. I got a beggarly clerkship lutho
Great \\ cstern Railway office. It was
a dingy place, and the drudgery was
something awful. I was pretty near
despair lu those days, but I was kept
up by tho hope of gottlug out to
South Africa, whero fortunes wore
said to be made every day. I resigned as soon as Iliad made enough
money lor a passage, and when I went
aboard the Cape liner at Southampton
Iliad Just one shilling und sixpence lu
my pueket.
Well, I landed at Port Natal, and
presto ! My dreams of wealth vanished. Thero happened to be a wave
of hard times iu tlio colony just then,
aud everybody was grumbling. Gold
was said to ho plentiful up country,
but I had no means of getting there,
I knocked about for a (lay or two,
and when my lust copper was gono I
wus lucky enough to run across tho
proverbial friend in need, lie was an
Englishman named John Garwood���a
hig, red-bearded chap, with the build
of an OX, I soon saw that ho was
close fisted, and hard at a bargain,
though il turned out nfterwartls that
his heart was la the light place.
it wasn't much of a ehaucu that
ho offered me, though I was mighty
glad tu take hliu up. lie had heen
in the Colony for several years, and
so far had met with poor success.
Hut he was going to stake his little
all on a search for gold away up
beyond the Trasvaal, and as I had
nothing to chip in for partnership lie
agreed to tako mo along as a hired
helper. I was to got a fow shillings a month, whether wo struck it
rich or poor. It was a one sided
cfontract, but I was not ia tlie position to kick. Garwood's outfit consisted oi a strong wngon aud eight
seasoned bullocks, a tent, two rhles,
a brace of revolvers and a lot of
mining tools. Tor driver he hired a
wizened and tough Uttle Hottentot,
who was about forty, yeara old, and
knew every part of the colony. I
���took a mistrust to Janka from tho
first, for lio had a wicked eyo that
oould never look ono straight In tho
face.     Ho was a fair blacksmith and
wagonwrlght, a dead shot, and aa \
untiring hunter. Garwood had
picked liim up at Pietermnritzbiu'g,
and be admitted that he had a reputation for Impudence and laziness. |
" Don't you worry," he said to me
before we started. " I know how-
to manage these blacks. Janka is
too valuable to part with, and as
kmg as 1 am master he will behave
liko a faithful dog."
" I don't deny it," I replied- ' 'You
know the ropos out here, and I'm only
a green band. But his looks are
against him."
So we three started North, and I
won't tire you with an account of
the long Journey. At tho end of two
mouths we crossed the Limpopo
Kiver, and the Transvaal was behind us. Ahead was a wild and
beautiful country, but Ilttlo known In
i those days. Half of our bullocks died
oa tho wny, and wo had puchased
fresh ones from tho Boer settlers.
Garwood was as fearless a maa ns
ever lived, nnd though it was a daring mid foolhardy thing to do, wo
pushed right on into tho land of tho
Matabeles. You know wh.it lively
scrimmages the Chartered Company
have been having thero lately. At
that tlmo tlio savages were moro
hitter toward white men than now,
nnd we located nur camp tn tho safest place we could find. It was part
way up a little valley, nnd In among
thick timber. There wero tall mountains right and left, and a bit of a
stream   brawled   hy  tlie  tent.
And,  if you'll hellevo me sir, thnt
stream turned out to bo chuck full of
g-old.     1 could hardly find it to-day,
and I reckon no one else has stumbled
ou It yet.    Ah, what a time we had!
Gitrwood aad 1 cradled the pools fiom
morning  to  night,    and the canvas :
bag of  shiny nuggets grew  heavier
antl heavier.     Aud it all belonged to
him by the terms of tho contract.    I '
felt pretty sore. I can tell you, but
I worked on und kept my mouth shut. '
So did Garwooil, ami I  calculated ho
would be sure to drivo hts bargain to
tho  last   letter.' If I  misjudged him i
It wns not because 1 had no reasons.
You see be was ajgrum, close mouthed
sort of Chap, ami It was ail     work
und sleep with, us.     No pipes     and
cheery talks around tho supper firo.
H-ow  was 1 to guess that ho had a
kindly heart under hts crusty shell?
Why, I -never saw a man so changed
as  ho   was that morning���bless  me,
I'm getting ahead of my story. Begging your pardon, sir, I'll turn back.
Jt woe a month, more or less, that
wo stayed Iu that lonely nook of Mat*
abeleland.    Every night thore was a
fresh heap of nuggets to shovel Into
the bug*.     No savages came near us,
nnd wo -saw no trace of any.    We lived royally, for the Hottentot was a
rare good hunter.     A couple of times
a week be would bring lu a fat deer
or a lot of birds.     0/ course wo had
a supply of biscuits, coffee aad such
tilings.     And Janka was oa his good
behavior, I'm bound to sny.    Ho was
as meek as a lamb, and when lie sometimes saw us fingering tiie gold    ho
would look at It stupidly and carelessly,  as  though tho shiny nuggets
were no more tO* him than so much
dirt.     Ah, he was a cunning rogue,
if ever thero waa oae.
Ono night, when tlie canvas bag
was so full that we could hardly tlo
tho mouth 'shut, a queer thing happened. "We got awake in the morning to find our two rifle.** gone. They
had been carried off from our very
sides. "We hunted all around, but it
was no use. Garwood knew mighty
littio of spooring and I know less, so
we had to rely on'Janka. Tlio Hottentot had a ready solution for the
mystery. He pretended to discover
signs of naked feet in tho trampled
grass around tho tent, uud declared
that two savages had stolen the
rifles iu the night. Then bo crept off
Into the jungle like a cat, promising
to track the thieves, and intimating
that lie might bring our property
back before evening. Naturally we
had little hope of that. I suspected
tho black scamp, though I don't know
just why. ;I hinted as much to Garwood, but ho only laughed iat me.
Then ho looked sober, and said that
the Matabelo had likely stolen tho
rifles to make us -defenceless, and
would be coming to take our lives
next. It was fair reasoning and I
more thaa half agreed with hini.
We counted it lucky that our revolvers were left. They had likely escaped attention, being fastened to our
belts while we slept. "We -loaded
them carefully beforo wo trudged up
tlie stream to where wo were working. ,"We did not do much that morning, owing to a heavy sense of danger that damped our spirits. "We
watched and listened a good bit in
between the cradling, and at dinner
time, finding wo had forgotten (to
bring our lunch, wo struck back to
Janka reached the tent just as we
did, only from the opposite direction.
Ite looked fagged out, and his feet
and body were scratched by thorns.
Ho was empty handed, except for his
customary spear.
" Whero nro our rifles?" Garwood
asked sharply. You ure a. protty
fellow to send after thieves."
"They had much start, Bans,' said
tho Hottentot In a sullen tone. "Vultures ou tlio wing could not hnvo
overtaken them, 1 followed their
snoor to a Matabelo kraal back yonder," pointing to the west. "Tlio
dogs ol thlevos had -entered tho
gate. I lay hid close by in the bushes,
aud listened. I heard much talk und
saw many tilings. At noonday nil
the fighting warriors of the kraal will
start for the white men's camp to
slay them. They will be here by the
fulling of tho sun."
Janka looked us straight In tho eye
as ho spoke. His words'and manner
bore the stamp of truth. Though I
believed him capable of nny villainy,
I would have sworn that now he
was not lying.
"How many nro coming?" demanded Garwood, paling under liis
bronzo skin.
Tho Hottentot lifted both hands
and rapidly closed and opened his
fingers a dozen times. "That many,
"It's safe to count on half a hundred," muttered Gurwood, turning to
me. " "We're dead men if we stay here ;
aye, and we're as good ns dead, anyway, for theso blacks will track us
like fiends. It's a slim chance."
"But worth the trying," I replied.
"If we start at once we cau cover
a good many miles by evening. The
oxen are lu prime condition."
Garwood nodded. "We're leaving a
dozen fortunes behind," he said, glancing regretfully nt the stream.
"And taking ono with us," said I.
Ho looked sharply at me
for n couple of seconds, and
1 knew he was asking himself if 1 expected a share of the gold.
I had not meant it that way, and
I blushed with confusion. Then he
understood, and his eyes dropped.
"We'll bo off at once," ho Bald.
"Our only chance is to keep ahead
of tho Matabelo until we reach the
Limpopo." With that we fell to work.
Janka lent us a hand, but every now
and then he was taken with a fit of
shivering. Either ho was mortally
scared for his life, or it was the finest
, bit of acting 1 ever saw.
j Well, wc got off in short order, and
, ns soon ns wo were clear of tho vut
��� ley,  the bullocks went  rattling  over
, the  grassy veldt,  with    the    wagon
swaving and boiincin;
! wood und 1 lay  In the
��� watching every hill crest and clump
' of  scrub, and  listening  to  the crack
of tho Hottentot's whip.
But to make a long story short the
Matabcle did not show up. "We travelled hard ull of that night and well
Into tlie next forenoon, before we
ventured ou a few hours' halt. We
were off again nt sunset, and two
days later wo sighted tiie Limpopo
and crossed nt a fording.
"We  felt safe  now  uud  were
a little ashamed of our hasty
But  we did  not    dream    of
back;  wo had  hnd  tpiite  enough
tbe perilous country
I told htm my story, and his face ' all impurities by tho elaborate sys-
grew as soft as a -woman's. I tern of altering,   costs    five    larth-
" You're a brave fellow," he said, ings {'2 1-2 cents) per quart, and
" and I haven't treated you squarely, tills cheap rate is poBBlDle with a
But it ain't too late to make aaieuds. j slight profit after ull the care and
You saved the gold, and half of it is j time bestowed on its transport, etc.
yours." Dairies ou tho same principle aro in
" I won't take It," said I. | working order  in Paris,   Berlin,    St.
" You will," said he, aud as bis voice Petersburg, Amsterdam and Stock-
had  the old stubborn  ring  I   didn't | holm. Tjie butter, milk    and    cream
argue the matter.
Tho Vaal being rapid and swollen, [
wo kuew it was no uso to look for
tlio team, nor did wo doubt that
���lanka's drowned body was tangled
in the wagon. We bought a cart and
bullocks from a Dutch farmer aud
made our way down to I'ort Natal.
The bag of gold didn't hold exactly
a fortune) but it gave each of us a tidy
little sum. Garwood went homo to
Kngland with his. 1 bought this placo
here, stocked It with cattle and bheep
and put up the buildings. That's how
I got my first start, and I've prospered ever since.
Do I thiuk that Janka intended robbery and murder from tho first?
That's a hard question to uaswer, sir,
and I think you could probably an*
swer it us well as I.
...���   __... . . the    Mntn-
We took our tlmo on the long
Twice  I
journey through tho Transvaal, bending in a direct route for I'ort Natal.
From what few words Garwood let
fall I surmised that ho was going
home to England with his fortune, I
felt pretty blue over my own prospects. The wages thut were due me
would last but a Bhort time after
reaching tho coast, and if the times
were still dull 1 might huve trouble
In finding employment. I'm afraid I
had some bitterness toward Garwood,
for I knew he had driven a hard bargain with mc. He was as glum as
over, and we found each other's company pretty monotonous.
Wo hud pushed on after sunset because tlie Vttal Biver was not far
abend, nntl we hoped to outspan there
beforo midnight. Garwood was
squatted iu Dutch fashion against thc
tail-hoard, smoking the last crumbs
from his tobacco box. I wns stretched
across the bed of the wagon, directly
behind tlie driver's seat. My head was
pillowed on the ling of nuggets, ~~
my eyes were half closed. Tw
saw Janka givo me a quick glance
ovor his shoulder, and when he did
it a third timo my old distrust came
to life again. I lay still, peeping from
under my eyelids uul wondering what
it meant. That was where I made a
mistake, though 1 can't say I regret
All at once Janka swung around,
and swift as lightning Jerked my revolver out ol my belt. Witli a twist
of liis hand lie reversed the weapon
and brought the butt heavily down
on my lorehead. Though dizzy with
pain, I gave a low cry and struggled
to my knees. I saw Garwood spring
up, reaching lor hia pistol, and just
then tho Hottentot fired. The ball
sung by my ear, aud Garwooil throw
up his anus and fell backward out
of the end of tho wagon,     i
I staggered to my feot, and, whipping out my hunting knife, faced
Janka, ns ho thrust the pistol into my
faeo and pulled tlio trigger. Tho
chamber either missed firo or was
empty, and beforo I could tnke advantage of thc opportunity the wiry little Hottentot dropped the weapon
and jumped squarely down on me.
"The goldl The gold!" ho screamed
Baas, for you
shrilly.   "It Is all mine,
are a dead man."
I was accounted pretty strong in
those days, but the dizzy crack on the
head had put me at a disadvantage.
Moreover, i had lost thc knife. a.n I
went down 1 gripped the Hottentot
ns best I could, uud for a couple of
minutes wo threshed over the wngon-
bod, locked tightly together. 1 was
growing weaker nil the time, and 1
gave myself up for lost. Janka was
crazy with rage and greed, and his \
skinny muscles were like iron. His
purpose was to get at my throat and
throttle me. Tho bullocks wore moving slowly, but all at once they bellowed aud broke into a gallop, aud I
heard tho roar of a lion off to one
side. The wngon began to sway and
pitch furiously, and Janka aud 1 were
flung from sido to side.
What camo after that is a bit hazy,
In a minute, like a flash tho wagon
was over on its side, and* I heard the
bag of nuggets rip through the hood.
Tho Hottentot was undermost now,
but 1 wvns too weak to hold liim
there. Ho would soon have twisted
loose, I'll warrant, ouly lie didn't get
tbo chnucc. Tho wagon had been
bumping along on Its sido, and of a-
���sutldeu it took a header down a stony |
bank. There wns rushing water at;
the bottom, nnd into it wo went���
wagon, bullocks und all. I was clean
under before 1 could open my mouth,
aud theu 1 had sense enough to hold
my breath und kick. Tho current
must hnvo washed mo out of tho end
of the wagon.. hir 1 eumo to the top
of the river���It was tho Vaal, as you
have likely guessed���anil saw tlie shore
a littio way off. I gained it by swimming and wading, climbed up the bluff
to a patch of grass, and fell down lu
a dead faint.
It was early dawn when I came to,
nud I felt pretty chipper, except for
tho painful bump on my head. The
river was a yellow flood, and there
was no sign of bullocks, wagon or
Janka.. I was a little below the top
of tho bank, and when I scrambled up
1 was the most surprised and delighted man you over saw.   Tho bag -���
'Tho main design of Mrs. Twcedle's
article In thc Fortnightly Review On
"Danish Butter-Making" is to arouse
tho farmers of Great Britain to tho
necessity ot entering upon profitable
branches or business which hnve been
neglected,  but thero is  a  lesson for
Canadians nlso in tho facts and figures which Mrs. Twcedle has collected.
Tho business of making butter for export lias grown up in Denmark during
the hist twenty years, and now about
one-third of the butter Imported Iuto
Kngland comes  Trom  Denmark,    and
the quality is so good that it is even
purchased for use In the navy.    Just
as the Canadian farmers found It advantageous to resort to tho factory
system for chcese-makiug, tho Danish
fnrmcrs found that tho quality of butter could not bo' maintained,    when
every farmer made it according to his
own method nnd after his own ideas;
individual butter-making lias    therefore heen entirely given up,   The Danish farmers keep the cows and deliver
tho milk, or more often  merely tho
cream, properly separated by centrifugal machines, to the butter-making
factories,  where the butter is mado
on tho newest scientific aud hygienic principles, and a certain standard
of excellence is  maintained,   In '1869
Denmark exported ��8,742,800  worth
of butter to Kngland;     in 1894 the
value was Co.S-i^O34, and thc exports
of bacon and eggs increased in a similar proportion.
So much has been said and written
of lato ubout Hon. Mr. Angers' scheme
for tho Canadian Government to buy
winter creamery butter and tako
charge of its shipment to Kngland
that it is well to stato that the Danish butter trado is not a State business. Mrs. Tweedie says: "The State
has nothing whatever to do with it,
beyond arranging competitions and
awarding prizes for excellence. These
competitions are usually arranged at
twelve hours' notice, so that tho competitors are obliged to send in any
butter they happen to havo ready,
instead of an extra good pound or
two made specially for the exhibition
with great care." A subsidiary trade
Which is vory profitable is that of
rearing pigs ou tho milk left over
from the butter-making.
Ouo feature of tho business, which
we deem of special importance. Is that
tlie Danes do not aim to serve the
Englishmen alone, but have a keen
eyo for the homo market also. Mrs.
'xweedie visited the Copenhagen butter-factory, whicli buys the milk
Of four or five thousand cows, Theao
cows aro visited fortnightly ' by u
veterinary surgeon and if any disease breaks out lu the meantime the
farmer must immediately report tho
same to the company, which pays for
tho milk ut the same rato us usual
and then throws it away. By this
plau the farmer lias nothing to fear
by telling the truth about tho condition of his cows, und the spread of
disease is avoided. Milk is paid for in
proportion to  Its    fatty    properties
from  tho Copenhagen dairy    nre all
excellent. H gives freely to the poor,
and   always   pays   the   5   per cent,
dividend  promised in the prospectus.
The chief rivalry which the Danish
butter haw had to meet In the English
market is    that    of    Australia    and
New Zealand.     The   Danish    winter
butter Is fodder-fed, hut owing to the
difference of season at the Antipodes,
tho butter made thero in    the same
months Is grass-fed.      Last winter's
consignment of Australian butter reduced the price of the Danish a penny
a pound In  England.      The    former,
having to accomplish a    voyage   of
12,000 miles, can only bo curried In
refrigerating chambers specially constructed, nnd worked  at    large    expense,  for It  Is no easy matter    to
maintain an even temperature of 32
to 37 degrees  when    navigating tho
Indian Ocean and the Bed Sea at tho
hottest tiniO of tho year.    Tho Banish butter Is  taken to    Kngland    In
ordinary -.hips without ice.    But   tho
Danes  aro very  particular    that    it
Hhould be delivered in first-class condition, and if there Is any doubt on
this point, It Is analyzed by tho representative of the Danish Agricultural
Society, who lives In London.
If Canadians nre going largely Into
the business of making butter for export, the question Is whether it will
pny tliein better to try to com peto
against the Danes iu winter butter or
against the Australians in summer
butter. The Canadian climate cannot be much moro severo thnn that
of Denmark, while our land Is cheaper.
On the other hand, as against Australia, wc havo a great saving In tho
distance to the consuming market in
Kngland, und there is no hot Bed Sea
between Canada and the Mother
Country to make shipments difficult
or dangerous* The Ontario farmer no
longer finds profit In producing
grain, horses or beef; he has done,
and Is doing, well with his Cheese, nnd
It seems that there is a good opening for him to make profit by following the Danish or the Australian example In the buidness of butter making. 	
i (let
Does si-ii-nint Bturviitlon
Hich Commend Itaelf?
A    horny-handed    worklngman   In
Meriden,  whoso    wages    havo never
been over $- a day, has saved $0.01)0
from them,1 Which he keeps at interest In the savings bank.     He   must
surely  havo  lived very  closely;   he
must have beeu mean toward his four
children, three girls und one boy; ho
must havo cut down his family supplies to a low notch  during tho 40
years in which he has been laying up
his riches.   It Is time for us   to   say
that wo   cannot hold him up as an
example to be followed by ult other
workingmen.   It would uot be  well
for them to    livo as lie mnst   have
lived all his   life, never    enjoying n
half pint of   peanuts or a saucer of
lew-cream,  nover giving  uny  of   hia
children a stick of candy or a doll,
hardly ever buying a new dress for his
wifo or a suit of clothes for himself,
or a copy of  a Meriden  newspaper.
Tho    word In that   household   from
morning till night, at breakfast, dinner    and   snipper,  musjt   have   been
scrimp.     He is surely a stingy   man,
something  like a skinflint; or, how
could ho have saved so much out of
his small wages ?  "We can't say that
wo admire his style.
It is good for a man to live pretty
well, If he can ufford It, and to get
tho best out of hts money as ho goes
along, always-, of course- avoiding
anything liko wastefulness, always
practising economy. It is good for
liim to put somo money In the bank
If ho can; but not much more than he
can spare. It is right for one to
feather his nest, but wrong to stuff
it so full of feathers that Its occupant
cannot breathe freely. Certaluly, oh,
certainly, you should lay up some-
thlug against a rainy day; but still
you need not squeeze all the Juice out
or life, like the stingy $2-a-day man
of Meriden.���New Vork Sun.
nuggets lay a fow yards off, and
standing beside It was John Garwood.
Ho had a bloody bandage around his
bead, ami I took him for tt ghost at
" I thought you were dead I" I cried.
" It was a close shave,." ho answered, "but the bullet only'ploughed my
scalp. l'vo been lying back hero on
tho veldt all night. "Where's Janka
und the team?"
and not in proportion to" its" quantity
which thus uoes,* away with all
temptation to adulterate it. As a
rule, all the regulations for cleanliness, good diet, ample ventilation,
etc,, are well attended to by the farmers with the most satisfactory results.
Wu omit Mrs,   Twcedle's    description  of   the methods  of  taking care
of tlio milk aud making tlio butter,
and proceed to tho narration of how
tho factory  products aro disposed of.
Butter for tho   town    (Copenhagonj
is packed iu pretty  1-lb. china pots,
which aro returned by the residents
When emptied,    or   charged    for    if
kept or broken, 'lhe butter Is usually
served  nt   the  table  iu  theso    pots.
From 400 lbs. to soo lbs, of   butter
is made daily, half  of which Is consumed la thu town, whilo    tho    remainder  Is  packed for    exportation.
Thu best sweet milk is delivered   to
the town in glass bottles; the skimmed milk I** sold very cheaply to tho
poor from largo cans which aro curried  round  the town  in  carts.    Tlie
milk Is drawn off by a tap, and as
the  can  Is sealed  up   before  leaving
tho factory,  the    milk    canuot     be
tampered   with  iu any   way.  Buttermilk   is  sold separately.    Besides all
this  a largo quantity    of    milk    is
given away  every day for the children la the    hospitals, or    sold    to
public institutions at a reduced rate.
The following aro tlie prices received
per gallon: Sweet milk 10 pence, butter-milk  Cd.,  half-skimmed milk  3d.,
infants' milk Is., No. 1 cream os., ISo.
2 cream 3s. Tho half skimmed   milk,
so much used by the poor, freed from
In tho ring of little planets whose
orbit** lie between those of Mars and
Jupiter, about 400 tiny worlds have
been now detected. Measurements of
tho light reflected by 210 of these
have been recently made by Mr. B.
M. Roszel, who has thus roughly determined their volumes as compared
with that of Vesta, one of tho largest
of tho .group. Professor Pickering
hns placed tho diameter of Vesta at
319 miles, although a later estimate
by Professor Barnard assigns It only
287 miles. Assuming Professor Pickering's1' estimate to bo correct, Mr.
Koszel concludes that the combined
volumo of these 210 asteroids, whoso
magnitudes vnry from 0 to 15.3,
would bo only ono two-hundredth of
that of .our moon, and ho thinks that
tho entire belt of asteroids has a
probable mass somewhere between
one-fiftieth nnd one one-hundredth of
that of our moon.
The manufacture of bicycles is carried pn by speebii machines constructed for , the purpose, which not only
save a'huge amount of time, but aro
accurate us to results, nnd greatly
cheapen the output. The actual cost
Of making a bicycle ready for market Is comparatively small, but tho
prlco to the consumer is preposterously high, even In those machines
which pretend to bo cheap.���The Engineer.
The Toronto Star says; "The law
society should make the avenue of
admission to the profession so difficult, that none but thoso of the vory
highest ability could reach It." Nonsense. We hnvo too much close corporation business in Canada now. If
nieiliocVe men wish to practice law
let them go ahead; hundreds of them
do so now, Tho fittest will survive.
���i -. THE WEEKY NEWS.    J'UtV 2.    189;.
Published fcvery Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M. Whitney Editor
Hut Yoar    ��'*<��
gin Months    I -
HIdkId ("OP"    ��M
One Inch per your    $ IS.0O
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Notices   of Binhs,   Marriages   .iml
Deaths, jo cents each Insertion,
No Adveriismeni inserted for less than
}u cents.
1 ���������tiling A|*ent, 21 Merchants'
Exchange, Ban Francisco, is our authorized agent. This paper is kept
on file iu his office.
Tuesday, July 2, 1895,
Dominion Day should be the one
day above all others to Canadians On
that day we celebrate the union of thc
Canadian Colonies in one federation
which reaches across llie continent
and forms a dominion of which we may
well be proud. Territorially wo are the
equal of the United States. And while
we are not great numerically, we are yet
rich and great in all that constitutes us
a free, independent and happy people.
With a varied and healthy dim ite, an
incorruptible judiciary, an almost perfect system of education, subject tc no
taxation that is not self imposed, with
the advantages of the world's greatest
navy without the burden of supporting
it, with tlie privilege of making our
own laws, what more can we desire?
We are so constituted that it is ne
cessary to get out of the ticad-mill.
Rest is necessary and this is best found
in change. The warm days of summer
are come; they invite us into the open
air. The woods are our best friends.
The streams furnish us the sweetest
music. We should come very close to
Nature and would be all the better
for the contact. As often as possible
let us get out of the dust, and awav
from the world's "madding strife". Our
evenings and mornings are cool and a
walk is delightful. We have not far to
go to reach the tree lined road or the
lake that retlects in its bosom the flam
ing lights of the sky. We are quickly
in a new world where the change is
complete. When the duties of another
day call upon us fur their performance
we find ourselves refreshed aud reinvig
orated, If we cannot find tune we
should take it. "All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy" and Joan a slu
pid girl, Banish dulness and stupidity
by fleeing from care when we may.
Method and attention to business dur
inu business hours will leave us ample
time. What cannot be accomplished
tn this way does not belong tn us to do.
To maintain health is a duty; to enjoy
life no less so.
The sunset's lading glimmering  light ,
(irons softer in the weary sight
As day breaks gently into night,
When the evening shades are tailing.
From far across the dreamy sea
The breezes wander tre*.h and free,
And breathe their vespers sweet tu met
When tlie evening shades are falling.
Then soft from dreamland's fairy isle
Sweet voices come and go the while
And bear my soul a heavenly smile,
When the evening shades are tailing.
And memories come of bygone yo us
Uf joys and loves, of doubts and le. rs,
Thnt fill a life with smiles and leur*.,
When the evening shades are tailing.
How welcome evening's golden ray
Whose glories tinge ol.l Nature's gray
Wheu youth and age have passed an ay,
And evening's sn ides are falling.
Victoria, II. C, May 17.��� Tlie llriiisli
Columbia Conference, which hnsjlisi cun
eluded its annual session Here, adopted
by a unanimous vote the report nl the
Sabbath Observance Committee, This
document binds the conference and
church to work as a u.iu toward securing
legislation making it illegal to conduct
excursions by rail or waler on Sunday, 10
engage in bunting, fishing or boating on
ihat davj to engage in any game ol ball
or kindred spun, and iu li.le for the purpose ol pleasure in any hack, sleigh, buggy or other public vehicle, or to operate
or puirnnize any Sunday street car.���
Evening News, Michigan City, May   18.
Another phase of lhe celebrated case
ol Dickson & Co. in ihe mailer nf a reiail
liquor license took place last Thursday
evening at Reading Room Hall, '.'pun
the bench weie J. Abrams, A. McKnight,
W.B, VValker, Cl*. Collis, J. Mundell,
G.F. Drabble and J.W. McKenzie. H.A.
Simpson appeared for Dickson A: Co, and
Messrs Evans and Rauuall for liie temperance people. Tlie returns 01 tlie com
missioners appoinied to take the census
of lhe Japa show 136 A number ol
names on the petition were questioned,
some stricken off anil sonic taken under
bdvisement. Evidence was also introduced touching the manner in winch some
names to the petition had been procured.
Upon the assembling ofthe court after
the recess, ancl upon motion the court divided on the question of quashing ihe petition for license as follows: A. McKnight
W.II. Walker, CR Collis and John Mundell for, and j Abrams, U.K. Drabble,
and J. W, McKeiixte, against. Presiding
Justice Abrams declared the petition
quashed. Mr. Simpson then holding up
h.s petition demanded a certificate lur a
license and asked Abrams J.l\ to sign it
winch he refused 10 do on the ground
ili.it the bench by a m ijoritv had quashed
the pennon and he was bound bv their
action. The certificate was then present
ed to Messrs Drabble and McKenzie who
signed it. Thus the matter stands, itis
claimed thai two Justices are a sufficient
number to sign tne certificate to give it
validity. On the oilier hand it is claimed
thai tills is true only when thev ceustiuiie
a majt-ritv of the licensing coun, Further litigation is likely to follow.
The statutes of British Columbia are
wofully defective, and the index is even
worse than the statutes themselves. If
they were constructed to give work
to the lawyers, the object hns been admirably attained. The courts are compelled te indulge in guesses to supply
defective legislation. The learning of
oor lawmakers appears to have been
Inadequate to supply a distinct name
for each of our territorial divisions. A
certain territorial division is known as
an efeetorial district, and an area of
Und much less than that and included
"ij�� it, is known as a registration district
*nd acts relating to other matters refer
to districts without any definitive
words to limit their application. Which
*a meant? This illustrates the loose
manner in which the laws are drawn
apd lb* need for a codification.
The rush since, we started our big Clearing Sale is very similar to the Salvage Sale we
had last tall. We have far too much stock-^-over $30,000. We must bring it down under
$20,000, and to do so, the prices have been slashed right and left without regard for the cost.
The. goods on our Bargain Counter are going ofl rapidly, and i ustomers are surprised at the
low price we are selling stuff.	
No Goods will be charged at the reduced prices Cash only in every instance. Kindly
bear this in mind.
��~is with us now?***?*
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For those who want
something nobby,
we submit
H fine line of Suiting*?.
LAWSON Sf McLEOD, dunne block
CO,t7I4TBlI.'i.-*r, B.C.
The lending- hotel in Comox district.
New and handsomely furnished,
nxcellent hunting nnd fiBhing cioee
to town. Tourists csn depend on
first-claee accommodation. Seasonable ratOB. Bur supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
The annual strawberry visited the goud
people of Comox this year in llie firm ol
a festival at the Presbyterian Ohurch last
Tuesday evening. It war, accompanied
by music, cake, ice cream etc. The even
ing was beautiful, hill and vale, meadow
orchard, and woodland were suffused
with the mellow glow of Stella light, and
yet with all this enchantment out of doom
the church was tilled to overflowing,
The music responsive to tlie artistic touch
ol piano Im**, the songs Honing from human lips, the accents of good cheer and
friendliness, and wilh all the the promise
of refreshments such as the ladies o* this
society alwayi furnish were the highest
bidders for popular favor. The Ladles
Aid are to be congratulated upon their
success. At the close tlie usual vote uf
thanks was given 10 the Ladies Aid anil
those who had taken pan in the entertain
ment or in any way contributed to its success.   The following is the programme.
Instrumental Mrs. Salmond.
Address by the Chairman, Kev Mr. Tait.
Reading, J.A. Halliday,
Song-Reign ofthe Roses.Mrs. CU. Will
Speech (Coinlc.il), J.W. jamieson.
.Sons, Tlie Wishing Cap, Mrs. W.II. Walt
Song,   If the waters could speak as they
How, Miss Turnbull.
Intermission and strawberries.
Instrumental, Mrs. Salmond.
Song, Some day I'll wander back again
Mr. Ball.
Reading, F. Smith.
Song, O why left  I  my hame?  Miss M.
Duet,   The Pilot. J.M. Fulton and W.
Song, Take back the heart. Miss Walter.
Ice cream,
Song, I alone the cross must bear. Miss
Reading, J. Mundell.
Song,   Coming through  the rye.  Mrs.
Snug,  Kobin Adair. Mrs. Salmond.
Duet, All's well. M. Ballard,  WDuncar..
Robert d. Wenborn.
tiachiuo Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in lhe following Bicycles-
H, P. Davis ofTornnto
Knglish Wheels, lieasion, Hunibei,
Kudgc, New Howe ar.d Whitworih. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supf lied ��� Repairing a
Specialty,   (ireat Reduction ii. Prices.
I-. o. IJIIAW 101   18.
On SuiiKjniiir Ave,, UniGii
Where I am prepared to do all kinds
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
,NI>    Repairing
And will endeavor to give satisfaction and
hope to receive
a fair share of f*   IJ   T'lrhdl
public patronage.v-. A * ���   "��� "" aia.ii
Riverside Hotels
Courtenay, B. C.
Goo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
ail & SHC St. Jam��� Si.
J. A. Carthew
���O-i-TIOJT, 33. O.
Society    Cards
To order
Aff'Sr vtd Cor Samples.   Pniiiipi (>iivcry.   Vei
rod tit Kuar-inictd.
Union Saw MM.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
1. 0.  ().  1'., No .11
Unior. Lodge, I. O. O. !���'., meets every
Friday night at S o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Lncge No 14 A.F ,& A.M.,1'.C.R
Courtenay II. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Lowest CASH Price
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
0. F��� meet In tlieit lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. in. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. O. O. F.,  Union.
Meets first and third Wedneseays of
each month at S o'clock p. 111. Visiting
Hrethren cordially invited to atlend.
K. Gourlay, Scribe.
For rent.���Furnished cr unfurnished
dwelling of 4 rooms on Fernwond Heights
Apply at News oflice,
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand ancl delivered at short
K.Grant & L. Mounce, Prnprs.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY POUTS an |iiisaon��cr8
and freiirlit may offer
l.envo Victoria. Tuesday, 7 a. rn.
"  Nanalnin fur Comox, WodnofeUny. 7 a. in
l.onve Oomox for Nanaimo,      Friday*1,7a.pi.
Nnnnhnu for Viotoria   Saturday, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Hiss
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick.
Union, B. C.
Luxurious   Apartments   of
World's Greatest Queen.
The Utteen s rooms comprise an audi-
ence chamber, n large sitting-room
lacing south, a lieilrooin, a dressing-
room ana two .warurobe-rooma. Tbe
sitting-room anU bedroom are within
the angle ol tho Victoria tower, and
the entire suite is connected by Uoow.
It la reached 'by a staircase in
white and gold, and also by a lilt,
both of which start from a charming
little hail at the loot oi the Vietorla
tower, to which access ia gained by
handsome double doora o( oak und
glass, leading Irom the grand yuud-
Ningle,. Tho iirlvtttu staircase la
curnoied la crimson pilo, uud eriwsou
velvet decorates tuu handrail, und is
ulao usoii i0r uiiholatoruig [Ud t-uuen s
'���iho private audience-chamber,
wiijen iB mo lir-t apartment likely to
00 seen by an invited visitor vo tne
yuuen, co.itaius, iu glass-covered imu-
eis, tiio moan varlaule aad interest*
lug co.leet.ou oi miuiatui-oa, euauftls,
medala, aud Intaglios iu tne world.
ifte entire wa.ls ol the r^oiu are iiued
"ith them to a considerable height.
Abovo .these treasurea uro uung ihe
eelebrutod seriea ol portraits, iiaiiit-
ed Uy Uulutborougu, 01 Lieorgo ill,,his
HUeeu aua uli uta lumily. aheao ure
��let La oval Iramua uuu lonu a pleaa-
iug coatrust to tuo nine portraits of
our (���ueeus cliialren, iiului^d by u'in-
terhuiter, and set iu round Iramea.
l-'or many jc-aia tlie.,0 Wlnterhalter
portrulta,   uli interesting memeutooa
01 tao yueens lamliy whea very
youug, were k^pt at, i,ui;kinguam Palace. But ol return yeuis tue Queen
haa wl.,heuvo.havo them nearer her.
���the audience chamber contains some
beuutuui iuluia und gilt turniture, a
hauilsuiuely -carved murblj mantelpiece, and a striking Lu3t ol tne late
IJriuee L'ousprt.,
Across thia , room Irom the Queen's
upartmenta is a bright chamber, ouce
used ua a schoolroom. It is uow being
given over to 1-riucess Henry ol Lut-
tenberg, and loruis tho sitting-room
ol her very lovely suite.
It' it bo truo that a woman's characteristics muy be gathered irom her
personal surroundings, then, indeed,
does tho lirst glauee uround Hor
Majesty s privato sitting-room discover clearly the guiuing esaentiaia of
a long aud busy lite. The bright
light, whitened by tlie suowy muaiiu
bUuds, shlurja through tho greut south
oriel window, betweeu the heavy
stone mullious of which mugniilcent
views over the south terrace to the
loug walk, the homo and greut parts,
and the lamous i'rogmore gurdeus are
obtaiued. Tho picture-covered walls,
tho gruud piuuo uud inuuy portfolios
oi druwluga betray tho Queen's* love
of ull brunches of art. llowors aud
a dlstuut twitter oi birds speak ol
an equal aliectioa lor nature. An lui-
portant) writing-table, with sundry
buttiness-iiko uppurteuauces; stunua
near tho window, uud tells a tale, if
ouo were needed, of urduoua state
lubors uud a heuvy correspondence,
livery tublo is laden with books, photographs uud portfolios, and over all
is uu air oi simple taste aud homely
The lircpluce iu tlio Queen's sitting
room is directly opposite tho oriel
window, it is large, low, aud eminently iitted to hold the beech logs
which are alone used in ull the royal
apartments. A large mirror, framed
Iu creum uud golu, surmouuts the
mantel-board, which, owing to the
Queeu's great disliku ol superfluous
drapery,' is quite innocent of cloth or
border. A fine empire clock, a priceless puir oi covered vuses, u pair of
candelabra, two bronze- statuettes,
uud souie nail-dozen family photographs completo the mantel decorations.
Her Majesty is well known and
much beloved, lor that sho has ull her
llie been devoted to unimais. Her ul-
iection lasts even beyond the deaths ol
her pets, and tho broad tops ol tho
two large cabinets that Hank the lire-
place are conspicuous Irom the many
models in bronze, Parian marine, or
silver, of long-deceased horses and
dogs. The queen is exceedingly particular ubout; the stalling ol her
chairs and solas, and each one is the
very acme ol restlul comfort. They
aro invariably covered with the same
crimson damask Ilowered with gold,
which was used to decorate these
rooms at the time ol the Queen's
marriugo. With this same damask
the nniplu curtains are made, all the
furniture is upholstered, and the
walls hung in largo pancla framed in
cream and gold.
The pluno is supplemented by nn
ctngere, containing all tho Queen's
favorite operas, bound in morocco,
and bearing tho royal cypher, A
high-bneked chair bus long mip-
plnnted tho old-fashioned " winding"
music stool bcioro tho keyboard. An
Infinite number ol tables and chairs
cumber tho floor space, which, In
winter, Is covered with a thick enr-
pet which matches In color nnd design the damask of tho furniture, nnd
which, In slimmer, looks delightfully
cool and Iresh under Its Indian matting ol the familiar red-and-whito
cheek pattern.
The most striking feature In tlio
whole apartment is, according to a
writer in St. Paul's, the Queen's writing table. Chief among tho many
scores of photos are two beautiful
likenesses of the late Prince Consort
and the Duchess of Kent. Several
statuettes (a popular form of likeness
and remembrance with all the royal
family), screens of silk or leather,
holding a dozen portraits each, miniatures set In every varioty of gold,
silver, and Jeweled frames, crowd the
space and almoat bide the gold pen
trays, the big blotter, the dainty
cock's bead in solid gold whose scarlet comb forms a pen-wiper, tbe quill
pens, and other small properties. The
Queen possesses some scores of inkstands, all in precious metals, but
the oue she always uses at Windsor
is modelled like a boat, which four
little boys���two are winged, nnd
two nre ordinary mortals���ure lustily
pushing across a rocky beach.
-'( Iliiiii; About the History of This Very
Useful Cove^lllg;.,c,-
The table-cloth seems to be no exception to the truth of tho old 6ny-
iug, that " there is uothlng new under
the euu," for a correspondent   of   a
contemporary stutes that at a very
early   period it was   customary to
spread a cloth upou tables set aside
for refreshmeats, a practice now prevalent iu nil nations where civilization has polished tlio manners ol  the
peoplo.   Accordiug to Moufaucon, the
uso of the table-cloth by the llomans
begnn in the time of the early emperors.  They wero made of line linen,
generally    richly    ornamented    with
stripes of gold nnd purple, and   frequently painted or worked with gold.
P'Arnay tells us that the use of table
llnon was very raro in England about
tlio thirteenth  century,  but another
authority Informs ua that the Anglo-
Saxons illned with a clean cloth which
tliey called reodsccnt.   A cloth   wus
laid even lor a poor man.   Du Ciiugo
relates a slngulur    feudal    privilege,
that of  tho  lord being entitled   to
the tuble-cloth    towel, etc.,   of   the
house whero he dined. From the same
source wo learn thut n lather, giving
advice to his son, purtlculurly reconi-
meuds him, as ouo means of success in
life, to have hia tablo covered with a
clean cloth ; nud there is a complaint
made uguinst tho monks for putting
a dirty cloth    before   their visitors.
The table-cloths made lor the use of
the nobility and gentry were of great
value. One would cost ns much ns ��18,
ii considerable sum of money in those
days.     Tho origin of damask   tablecloths Is also very anclont.   La Bro-
qulei-o    thus    described    some    used
ubroud: "They are," he says, "four
feet in diameter, and round,   having
strings  attached   to  tlieni',  so   thut
they may bo drawa up like a purse.
When they aro used they are spread
out, and when the meal Is over they
nre drawn up, so that all which  remains, even to a crumb, is preserved."
Australian insurance companies nre
experiencing a steady ianing off In
business. The amount written iu
1S90 wns ��9,201,023 : in 1891, ��9,119,-
915 i In 1S92, ��8,077,053 ; in 1803,
��7,097,285; m 1891, ��0,751,013,* or
about $33,750,000.
Since the Improved Industrial Dwelling Company, of London, England,
began Its good work the death rate
of that city has been reduced very
considerably. The influence of the improvements on the morality oi those
Immediately alfected lias, it is said,
beea a revelation to moralists and
Shipments or wheat irom all ports
last week wero again very heavy,
rumbling over 9,0011,000 bushels, as
against estimated requirements uf importing countries of 0,800,000 bushels.
The Euglish visible aad stock ufloat I
Increased 1,200,000 bushels. The I
United States and Canadian Tisible'
decreased 2,240,000 bushels, rather
less than was looked for. Stocks now,
however, are considerably under the
quantity held a year ago, the figures
being 54,244,000 bushels, as against
61,330,000 bushels a year ngo.
The amount of wheat and flour now
in transit to Europe, with the visible
supply ol wheat in tho United States
and Canada, is equivalent to 98,004,-
OJ0 bushels, agaiust 106,522,000 bushels one year ago.
Russia lias lately excelled all her
previous efforts aa a grain-exporting
country. During the last three weeks
no less than 29,040,000 bushels of
grain, wheat, rye, barley, oats and
muizo havo been exported from thut
country, iucluiling 11,600,000 bushels
ol wheat. Theso are the largest
wheut shipments for three weeks on
record, except the three weeks preceding the prohibition In November,
1801, when 13,120,000 bushols wero
Tho ludlan wheat crop is estimated
to be leaa than last year as a whole,
but the Kurracheo wheat districts
havo beeu blessed, it l�� stated, with
a very good crop. Latest cables from
Argentina speak well of the corn crop,
which, It ts expected, will reach a
total of 46,000,000 bushels, of which
28,000,000 bushels will be uvailable
for export to Europe. The same reports state that supplies of wheat
from tho interior are dralwng to a
close, uud that after May the shipments may bo expected to be unimportant.
tbe London Grocer says: For Canadian nnd American cheese a feeling
of depression exists and lower prices
have been named. Fancy old colored
cheese, which alone is scarce, still
fetches up to 50s, but all other descriptions have been more difficult
to move, and to clear out part of
their stocks some importers have
submitted to a fresh decline.
OI the Chicago wheat flurry of
Thursday a despatch says: The trading to-day wna enormous, and far
exceeded anything known for years.
It is estimeted that 50,000,000 bushels wero "bought and sold during the
trading hours. Evory broker in tlie
pit had his hands full of buying orders, all irom out of town speculators.
Strange ns it may seem, with all
the enormous trading, very few men
could lio found to-day who had
made anything. In fact the losers
wero plentiful, and nil because wheat
bobbed around in so uncertain a
fashion nnd did Just whnt no one
expected It to do.
Millionaire Baker, oi .New York, hnd
queer notions. In a suit to set aside
his win it was put iu evidenoe that
some timo before his death he had
expresaeil a wish that when he died
ho should be transformed into a mosquito so that ho might como back tu
torment his wife. That wish may
prove to be worth a lot of money to
his wife, who is now attacking the
Flogging as a means oi preserving
penitentiary discipline la almoat obsolete in Canada. Not a prisoner has
been thua punished in Kingston Penitentiary In a year, according to the
report of the Minister of Jnstice.
Three men were Hogged by order ol
the court for indecent offences. In
Dorchester, however, 11 prisoners
wero birched for bad behavior in
A New York Mail and Express
writer expresses the belief that if
England were to be proclaimed a republic to-morrow the I'rince of Wales
would poll a big majority of the popular vote lor President. Yet some ill���
iniormed Americans speak of the
British monarchy us if they believed
it was hated by the people. This
writer may overstate the Prince's
popularity, but nothing is more certain than that the monarchy will not
live a day longer than the British
people want It to live.
' 'Beau Brummel" Gaatan Takes Af-
feotions and Jewelry,
Victimised Mis. Mn.iil.ml���While She SJejit
(leLefl Her Hourt��, iiudI(!*;,UOO Worth
ot <ifiu-j Went Alio���Two W omen
New York despatch says: The lieau
Brummel of tlie Kogues' Gallery, who
is otherwise variously known as
Samuel Castan, "Casiney" ami "Jew
Sam," is once moru in the hands ol
the police.
About Ho years old, of fine appearance, standing almost six feet high,
will* blond hair and moustache, he
dresses iu the height of fashion, nnd
it is said of hini that he hns wrecked
many hearts while paving ids    way
The I'hiladelphia Record expresses
the belier that "like the Ncw Amsterdam of the Kiefts and Stuyvesants
and the Cape Colony before it, the
Dutch Republic will in the course of
time be gathered into the sisterhood
pf English-speaking States which encircle the globe. The Afrignnders
could ecarcely get into better company." The secret of Britain's colonizing success lies In her capacity to
make licr people feel that they are
free; to give them just and stable
government and to protect their
In New Vork tho other day a man
shut his sister's seducer, and the
AVorld in a two-column heading tells
its readers that he was " cheered"
on his way to prison and " greeted aa
a hero." That is an unfortunate sentiment. There was no heroism in the
deed; It was premeditated murder.
True, a great wrong had been done a
woman; a crime had been committed,
Ib was alleged. Heroism might have
trusted to the law. Personal revenge
Is not to be oncouraged with safety
to society, no matter how great the
Boston is looking for a harvest
from the big Christian Endeavor convention In July. Over 50,000 delegates are expected, and preparations
to receive them will cost a pretty
penny. Already $20,000 has been
raised, and Boston papers say the
visitors will leave no't less than
$200,000 In the city. If railroad
fares cost an average of $15 each, a
low estimate, thero is another three-
quarters of a minion to add to tho
bill. Probably the meeting will cost,
not taking into account the lost
time of those attending it, a million
and a quarter dollars. What wiil
the return be ?
Natural conditions which should lie
Incident to tho life of human beings,
conducive to long und healthful life,
Breeding from parents free from
physical or mental taint. ��
Feeding tho infant upon the mother's milk.
Higher regard for the physical than
mental (Intellectual) training of
Pure, air, pure water, pure food.
"Wearing loose clothing.
Natural sleep and plenty of it.
Natural labor���physical or mental-
Dwelling house free from filth, having free access of sunlight and air.
Use of ���arth closets.
Prompt elimination of effete matter trom the body by the lungs, skin,
bowels' and kidneys.
Frequent washing of the body.
.  Frequent change of all Articles of
Burning of the dead.
Constant occupation, physical and
mental.���Natural Food,
Wheu so many of the United States
newspapers act as U they thought
their countrys best customer, Great
Brltnln, was their worst enemy, It Is
gratifying to find in one of them, tho
Oawego Times, tlie following courteous reference to Britain's Queen :
" Queen Victoria, a better Queen und
woman thau Good Queen Bess ever
suspected herself of being, will bo TO
years old to-morrow. Here's a
bumper, and Uod bless you to Your
Majesty on tho occasion���too far
away to see or hear it, to bo pure,
but raised to tho lips and spoken
from tho heart fust tho same."
Several deaths from " blowing out
tho gus" havo recently beeu reported. It la to bo feared that neither
Ignorance nor suicidal intent accounts
for all these fatalities. Bome travellers foolishly leave the gas burning
when they go to bed; then late In
the night tho frugal Innkeeper turns
It off at the meter. Bomo roomers
rise early, bo to provide for their convenience the meter cock Is opened
again about four in the morning.
Then tho gas gets in Its noiseless but
deadly work on the heavy deeper
whose burner Is fully open, and In the
morning the house is startled with a
caae of asphyxiation, usually explained as arising from carelessness, Ignorance or suicidal Intent.
The robbery of Mr<. C. 11. Maitiard,
of No. 278 West Thirty-eighth street,
led to his capture, she is a pretty
little woman, with dark eyes*, und
is said to J)o a frequenter of race
trucks. AVhile she was in Saratoga
recently she met two Women wlio are
known iu the Tenderloin as Lillian
Harris and Lillian .lerome, both
friends of Castan. They made a
pleasant call on her, and wheu they
left they had secured a full inventory
of her jewels, und tliis tliey Imparted
to Castan, with the information that
she had a friend named Mrs. Birdsall
in Cleveland, Ohio.
Castan visited Mrs. Maitiard on
March 27th, saying be had just arrived from Cleveland, where Mrs,
Birdsall had asked him to call upon
her. So agreeable did Castan make
himself that Mrs. Halliard agreed to
accompany liim to the theatre the
next evening. Castan arrived late,
however, apologized, and suggested
that, as it was too lato for the
theatre, they should go to a restaurant for dinner. They did so, and it
wns shortly before midnight, Mrs.
Maillnrd says, when they returned
to her home.
While they were in the parlor he
suddenly dropped his hands to Ids
waistcoat and declared he was ill.
Mrs. M&Illard coaxed him to lie on
the lounge, gavo him some brandy,
and then he fell asleep. The woman
tried to awnlten htm, but could not,
so she decided to let liim remain, us
she had no husband to object.
She went to   sleep in her bedroom
back of the parlor, and    some time
afterward was awakened by a noise.
Jumping up, she lighted the gas, and
a look showed her that Castan   bad
gone.   She run to her burenu, opened
her jewel    cusket, and   found    that
$7,01)0 worth of diamond Jewelry had
gone nlso.    Further   search revealed
the fact that the front door was open.
Detective Sergeant McClusky, of tlie
Detective Bureau, received a vbdtfrom
Mrs. Maillard the next day.  She said
that among the Jewelry that had been
stolen were:
One diamond heart pin, value $130.
One diamond sunburst, $500.
Ono marquise ring, $350.
One solitaire diamond- ring, $70').
One diamond and ruby ring, $500.
Pair of diamond earrings, $hW.
One diamond and emerald ring, $450.
One ruby and diamond ring, $500.
Ono turquoise ring, $500.
Ono pearl ring, $-LO0.
Gold bar pin, with solitaire diamond,
Detective Sergeants Hoard, Sheldon
and Hawley learned that Lillian Jerome was In Denver, but they traced
her from there to Chicago nnd back
here, where she was living with Lillian Harris, at No. 25S West Thirty-
eighth street. They watched the Jerome woman, and found that she visited Castan, nt bis rooius, No, 35 East
Thirty-first street.
Ho took a stroll along Brnndway ou
Wednesday afternoon, and at Twenty-
eighth street Detectives Heard nnd
Sheldon seized him. He blustered and
threatened, but he was taken to police
headquarters. Then Detective Sergeant McCiusky sent for Mrs. Maillard, and the prisoner was placed
among a dozen men. The woman
recognized him at once, and struck
liim with a rolled up newspaper, and
was nbout to follow up this assault
when the detectives dragged her
away. Castan, who protested that
sho was mistaken, was taken to tlie
Jefferson Market Police Court and was
Detective Heard arrested the two
Lillians, Jerome and Harris, as they
were leaving their npurtments late
yesterday afternoon. At police headquarters the; dented ever having
seen Castan, but acknowledged tbey
had called on Mrs. Maillard previous
to the robbery.
Telling of bis exploits, the police
sny that in Milwaukee bo robbed
Gertie Pease of $1,000 worth nf Jewellery ; from Rose Carroll, of San
Francisco, he stole $5,000 worth of
Jewels; from .lennetto Wnnnmnker, of
Denver, he took jewellery valued ut
$1,000, nnd from Misa Florence Mc-
Clellan $2,000 worth of gems. In
Kansas City several years ngo he
kept a pawnshop, and, It Is naid, ho
swindled many women of their diamonds. White In Chicago the Ptnker-
tons arrested him for robbing himself of ids own samples belonging to
a firm for which ho travelled.
In this city he victimized many
Maiden lano Jewellers, ft Ir said, and
sold to women poor dinmonds for gems
of tho purest water. Katie Gilbert,
of No. 149 West Sixteenth street,
mado tho acquaintance of Castan In
December," 1802, and It cost hor her
diamond earrings, valued at $1,000.
Ho nnd tho women will be arraigned
In Jefferson Market Court to-dny.
She stood by the door that was festooned with flowers,
Whilo the sound of the waltz floated lazily through;
And young    bloods of    fashion    nnd
maids with fat dowers
Stood watching us, while I wns tying her shoes.
She  wore a red stucking,  soft delicate silk.
Her ankle just turned to perfection
���yes two,,
And the edge of her petitcoat, whiter
than milk,
I  saw;  and trembled���when tying
her shoe.
Ah me! for the days of young love
and young life,
For the days when my cares were
both trifling and few I
Just seven long years I've beon calling her " wife,"
And now think It a bore���whon I'm
tying her shoe,
$1,000 POEM.
Could I but clasp thee
To this longing heart,
And know, unless I  wished it,
Wo should never part;
What bliss! whnt ccstacyl
Would all my being thrill,
0 Thousand dollar bill I!
Cling ever close to me,
Thou god of all tho race,
With subtle alchemy,
O duplicate thy face I
The rudlunco of thy smile
Will every dream fulfill,
O Thousand dollar bill!!
Art,  passion,   love und song���
These quickly fade away,
Fleeting, ephemeral things,
Frail creutures of a day;
But thou, O potent one,
All  time,  all space doth fill,
0 Thousand dollar Willi
What  would  1  ask  for  thee, wish for
thee, BWeet'.'
Skits  that are peaceful anil calm?
Seas that are stormlesa and wind*-, that
aro soft
As  tlm lew  breath nf a penlm ?
No, ii**" 1 IIovibi thee, I ask not that lire
Be from all bitterness free;
Something oi sunshine aiul something of
Dear ohl1, Is better for thee.
Tet would I ask for thco out of my love
More of Its eunabine than storm,
With just enough oi  life's shadow and
Tn keep thy lionrt tender nmi wnrm.
Faith   to   look   upward   lu   kindness  or
Hope 'mid the direst defeat;
Strength in -ill Borrow, uml patience In
These would 1 auk for the-, sweet,
ould I a;;k for thee.
ntul  strong;
These and .vet more
Grace   to   he   faithful
Meekness  to  bear  all  thy crosses and
Courage to hattie with wrong. >
May thi* good angels who watch o'er tho
Guide thv dear feet as lhey roam,
And In lite land thut i.i better than thia
Give thee forover a home 1
A little iron,
A cunning curl,
A box of powder,
A pretty girl,
A little rain.
Away It goes,
A homely girl,
With a freckled nose.
A child In tho nursery! crying���a boy in
a cricket field "out"���
A youth [or Q phantasy sighing���u man
with a lit of the gout���
A heart dried up uud narrowed���tt task
repeated in vain���
A field ploughed deep and harrowed���but
hare and barren of grain.
Sonic sense of experience wasted, of counsel   misunderstood.
Of   pleasure,   hitter   when   tasted,     and
pain  that did him no good.
Some sparks of sentiment perished, some
(lashes of genius lost���
A  torrent of fai.se lovo cherished���tt rli>-
Ple of truo love crossed,
Some  feeble breasting of    trouble,    to
glide again will* the mri-am���
Iu principle void as a bubble���in purpose
vague as a dream.
A future hopo half-hearted, for dim Is
the future now
That   the   triple  crown   1*  parted,  and
death is damp ou the brow.
Aud a debt is to pay by tbe debtor-a
doctor, a lawyer, a nurse  ;
A feeling ho should have boen better, a
doubt if he could have beea worse;
While  tho ghostly    finger    traces    its
ghostly message of doom,
And a troop of ghostly* faces pass on In
a darkened' room,
With   ghostly  shapes   io    beckon,    and
ghostly voices to call,'
And the grim recorder to reckon, and add
the total of all,
Tho sun of  life expended-a pearl In a
plgftrougb  cast���
A  comedy  played   and  endod, and   what
has It como to at last ?
Tho dead man   propped on u ptilOW���ths
Journey taken alono���
Tho   tomb with   an  urn and  a  willow,
and a lie carved deop ia tho stone 1
In the last 15 years the quantity
of spirits consumed by the British
peoplo has diminished 31 por cent.,
while the population has Increased
13 per cent. Figures like these prove
the wisdom of a gradual advance.
Nothing la to be gained by giving
over the causo of temperance to adventurers and charlatans,
"We thought something would happen to punish Toronto for Its wickedness. Clara Ford has taken to the
lecture platform.
One deeply solemn thought
Haunts mu by id j: lit and day,
Ohanglng nil Joy to nought,
Driving all bills away ;
It Is the though* of death
That thus i ponder on;
"Tin pity for tiu* poor, poor world
When I aju dead and gono,
Tor I pome-time must go
And leave  thn world forlorn-
SlQCO 1 must bring sueh woe
Why wuh I OVOr born?
Dear human raco, my grief
Is not for me, hut you;
Whon I *i*ni dead ami laid at rest,
What will the p"or world do?
Will this dark planet still
As now, go whizzing round
Its path of good nud 111
When I 0f5 In tbo ground?
And will the glorious sun
Continue to appear,
And will tin* stars eomo out each night
When I'm no longer bore ?
Then nek mo not to smllo I
What comfort can I find
Tormented all  the while
By grief for oil mankind?
Oh, millions now unborn I
My absence yo must ruo,
Without one spark of comfort, save
To know I grieved for you 1 G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
New novels, plain and fancy stationery at Plmbury's.
LAV. Fouquier re-elected last Tuesday
to be tried at the assizes.
Miss Leigh Spencer returned tn Nanai
mo Friday morning after a very successful business trip.
Spring medicines tor cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
drug store.
On Saturday at the statutory hour a
few of those interested in the school as
scmblcd to fill the vacancy in ihe board
of trustees, occasioned by the expiration
ofthe term of A. Grant and the resignation of A. McKnight. A. McKnight #as
voted to the chair. Mr. C. (1. Garrison
was elected in place of A. Grant, and J.
Abrams tn fill the vacancy occasioned by
the resignation ot A. Mcknight. Ares-
olution. was unanimously passed thanking the retiring trustees for past services.
The tneetinj; was organized by vntin;.'
Mr. George McDonald to tbe chair and
electing Mr. J.H. Holmes. Secretary.
The report was then read by the .Secretary of the school board, iiy resolution
the special attention ofthe Superintendent was called to nnn compliance With lhe
school act. The meeting then passed a
vote expressing their high opinion of Miss
Cathcart as a teacher. Mr. S. Creech
was ie-elecied trustee bv acclamation,
The following contracts have been let
by the Govt, Agent foi road work:���
Comox wharf���H.  Stewart, for $409
Donahue's id.���Smith & McKenzie for
$90. ���
Black Creek sec. 1���Smith &McKenzie
Do sec.-!���H Stewart, $235.
Do sec. 3���K. Phillips, $5;.
Tsolum River roact sec. 1 Smith & Mc
Kenzie, $185.
Do sec. 2���Smith & McKenzie, $150.
Services next Sabbath as usual conduct
ed by the Pastor Rev. !;. Mclntyre in the
Hall. Morning it a.m. Subject--The
drawing power of Christ. Evening ** p.
m. Subject���The parable of ihe ten virgins. Sabbath school 2 p.m. Pastor's
Hiblc class 3 p.m. Praver meeting Wednesday evening 7.30. Christian Endca-
vour Friday evening, sharp.
peal Estate apd Jpsufapce
Lots for Sale on Penrith nnd Man-port Avenues.
Houses to Rent or Sell.
Ttie Union .school closed on Thursday
afternoon lo enable the teacliei-i Lo leave
on tin-fir vacation- Friday morning, 'lhe.
school room h.ul been rendered chcertul
by the children bringing ferns and evergreens which were tastefully arranged,
There were but few of the parents present, snme laJius and trustee A, Grant
I and Ur. Lawrence The classes were
i put through the usual routine and appeared generally t�� good advantage.
lie tore the school was dismissed trustee
Grant made a lew appropriate lemaik.*-,
and was followed by iJi. La-.rence who
deplored the fact lhat the parents were
not evincing more interest by their til*
tciRiarce. He called attention lo the
want ot adequate ventilation. The win-
flows were stationary and the oniy apertures when the doors were sli.it were ihe
transoms. These would do ..ell enough
to let the vitiated air nnt but there was
no provision made for a fresh supply.
Doubtless much uf tiie uneastu-.'S** oi the
children is owing to this cause���bad ventilation. It is to be hoped that all this
will O'* remedied during vacation, so that
with ihe begining of a ti other term ihe
children may have nothing to complain
of in this respect.
Theie were a number of "rolls of honor*' distributed among the pupils-, but as
Mr. Watkin in the hurry ot departure has
forgotten to leave the list of names as
promised, we .tre unable to publish them.
It would a-so seem lhat the teaciiers ol
the other schools in the district might take
the trouble to hand in the names of the
children standing highest in their respective classes.
FURS,   HIDES,   PELTS,   WOOL,   &c
Jas,  McMillan & Co,,
200*212  First Avenue  North,
Goods bought right out; Shipping tags tree upon request-
no commission charged. There is No DUTY on Raw Furs
Fair selec ion; immediate returns.        or any of the goods we handle.
WWrite for Circular giving Latest Market Prices.4--/
The pleasant verses which appear in 1
another column entitled, When the even- ;
ing shades are falling, were written by
Mr C. Evans of Union.
There was not 11*1 large a number of
visitors nt the examination as there should
have been, as it is encouraging In both
teacher and scholars to see the parents
taking an interest in the school. The
teacher put the pupils through a severe
examination, the questions being promptly and correctly answered, which went to
show that lhe teacher had been very
p.iinst ikin-j wiih the children.
Uefore closing Ko I-i of Honor and a
number of special prizes which were furnished by the teachtr- M'hs Cat heart-
were given. A fe v remarks were made
hv some of the visitors in which the
teacher was highly commended.
For general proficiency, Hilda Iv-ith
Smith; for re^-iUr ittendancc, Lillian
Agnes Creech; fu* deportment, Bessie
For good conduct, Waller Creech; for
regular attendance and general proficten*
cv. Lillian Agnes Creech, having attended every school day during the >ear; for
general proHciencv, L��o Anderton, Edith
Lind-ay, E'la Smith, Bessie  McDonald
Frank lloncll, Jes-io McDonald, Myra
Cliffe. Thom.s Cliffe, Nel'.i.: Holmes,
Maude Mel) maid, Albert Heckensell,
Bertha Lyttell,.
Any person nr persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union Brewery Company, Ltd.. of Nanai
mn, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
p.id for information leading to conviction.
W. E. Norris, Sec'y.
On and after July 1st. I will let
���single plB3 top a drive to Courtenay tor $1.60.
The World's London correspondent
Sftvs:���Miss Mfiude Dunsmuir was presented at 11 reecnt Queen's drawing room
by l.ndv Musujuvc. She looked verv
handsome and wis considered one of the
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time Table  No.   24,
To take eff��ctat8.00 a. m. on Friday,  April 0th    1899.   Trains
run  on  Pacific  Standard
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On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays*
tie turn Tloketl will Im UsuiM hn tween nil
jHilnlH for ft fnro iuul ft rj-'iurler, koikI for it*
turn not Inter thnn Sunday.
It.iMirn TU-krta for one nnd n h��Vf nnliitury
fiiru way ho pu'i'lmi-wr dully to nil point*,
lioml for 8��v'*ti .lo'i. lachidlnit dry ot Iisd-u.
No Itoturn TU'kf'N ls��u<<1 fo- a (nre nnd
qiwrier wtioto Uw utinclw &������*���-��� '�� twenty-flv
Thr -imUmitM h nvniYii t-uriaandC'-mnnx,
Mf'iMHt" umHailtiliiu   -tro-  TU'kvtHVM\ tit) 4-t.
UlHodonftP|iHrAtloiiti)'h.okul .\ 1*1*1*1, Victoria,
Drtiictiit's uml Nuimo oni Stitt ioitr*
IVudiliPt, Gen'l SHyt
11 K. I'limit.
Otm. Ki*. Iw In Ht tt I'nHtt'-jKK-r Ai*U
Drs  Lawrence & Westwcod.
Physicians end Surgeon*
Ponr-enny hwI ih*4 Hn.** will hr vinHr* < vi.*r>
\V**,lno-'litj* afternoon fir I In* puri'tuft* uf ton,
I'tiMutttK a* n illBtntii'i- wll' rueriv-* nu'y at
teal ion uu runei|*t of leleplitint* mcfat-uK****
JNtew Goods
ew Goops
Jtew Goods
Yards of Cotton Goods received direct from the manufacturer by the last bo'itFactory Cottons���Canton Flannels
���::���Flannelets��� House  Lining���Ginghams������ ������
Bleached sheetings���unbleached sheetings���cottonades���pillow cottons.
These   Goods  were   bought  fully   25%  less   than   the   regular   wholesale   price   and   wc   are   offering   them
j A fine all cashmere vest@35 cts.���3 for $i.
Have you seen the bargains we are offering in Ladies underwear ?-J A better line at 40, or two for 75 cents,
\ Wool and silk mixed @ 50, 60 and 75 cts.


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