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NO, 167.   UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, JAN. 21, .896.   $2.00 PER YEAR
Has just received a large consignment of
Staple Dry Goods, Imported Direct from
Stewart &   c  Donald's,  Glasgow.
These goods are of the Latest Styles and Patterns
and being ofthe Best Manufacture,
are Warrented to give Satisfaction.
The General Grocery  business will be
conducted as usual at ROCK BOTTOM
figures and every effort will be made  by
the undersigned to cater to the requirements
of his numerous customers.
Fall   Neckwear
ia all the Latest Styles
Fall   Shirts
in  Endless Variety
Fall  Suiting
in all the Newest  Styles
LAWSON Sf    CO.,   Dunne   BLOCK
Tailors and Cents. Furnishers
Partridge & Walters-.
For the Finest Creamery and best Dairy Butter, Eastern
theese, pure leaf lard, hams and bacon,
Atid the best brands of general groceries aud canned goods
Note the Place-Next door to the Post-office
Goal Mines Regulation Act
Examination tor Colliery Managers
ceri'.Moates ot Competency
Notice to Taxpayers
nant Aet and Provincial
Beveaue Tax.
accordance with the Statutes, tiiai fri,.
vineial Revenue Tax and all Taxes levied
under the Assessment Act are now due
for the vear 1896. All of the above
named Ttxes collectible within Ihe Comox, Nelson, Newcastle and Derman and
Hornby Islands, Divisions ol the District
of Comox, are payable at my office.
Assessed Taxes are collectible at the
following rates, viz.:���
30th, 1(96���Provincial Revenue, J3 per
One-half of one per cent. 00 Real
Two per cent, on Wild Land.
One-third of one per cent, on Personal
One-half of one per cent, on Income.
���Two thirds of oae per tent, on Real
Two and one-half per cent, on Wild
One-half of one percent, on Personal
Three-fourths of one per cent, oa
Assessor and Collector.
January md, 1896.
For Rent*��� Three ntce,war��i room
Enquire ef R. P. Eeh-atas
Notice is hereby given that an examination for Managers Certificate* of Competency under the above named Aet will
be held at Nanaimo, on or about the 2nd
Thursday ol April, 1896. Candidates
intending to ptesent themselves at such
examination must, <>n or before the 1st
day iif April. 1896, notify suih intention
to the Chairman ��f the board (win �� horn
all inlormaiion as to particular*, can be
Applicants fnr examination must not
be less than 23 years of nne and must
have had at least two year- experience
underground in a coal mine (or mines).
Along with the application tbey are 10
send a certificate of service from thtir
present or previous employer.
TAKE NOTICE that there will also
bean examination held at Union it-
August month, 1896. This examination
is for the same object as the one above
referred tn which is to be held in Nanaimo.   For particulars apply to
Chairman ofthe Board, Nanaimo.
Nanatino, January 9th, 1896.
One mile and a half from Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
M. J.  Henry
Nurseryman and Florist
P.O. address:���Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, B.C. Greenhouse and Nursery,
604 Westminster Road. Most complete
CHtKloguft in B. C.���-Free to your address
Na agents.
(Prom Free Kludergtr n Uaguiue,
Ou a bri t Svpun-Ur looming we wart
up ni ti. u ..'- loot*., or��kia_tetl. and atari*.1
tu tint p'anutiou to �������� the uuttua piukura
begiu work A��uarcauopy top rock, way
drew up tn the eot.-aute ol tlie tield, we aaw
the negroes alrondy on lheir way to the oot
ton pa on, Ou thta plantation _ixiy haude
wtrt t-mul-yed, old nud >i>uug among tht-m
Tin' aim wore wMti-, heavy eutiuu AArt*;
thr. women wore wht-e, ami white aud .nut
chrco^ed dreat-ea. Su pernio-! from choir
neck*., many had large Mn>k�� whioh hung
apnm fa hioii, almoat touching tho around;
aome woie tbem airappod aoroaa their
aheuhieri-, like a i-chool Itoy'a aatohel. Th��
P'Ckeri- q nokly tiled iuto tbe loug rows W-
tweeit tho fUlka
Some it the pick aot nine** were ho amall aa
to lio completely hidiieo, while other* only
bhowad tbe top-* of wooly pa'ea Rapidly
and deftly thuy convived bhe b tuuitui s fc
tufta to the Banks. Wheu thuy titgan to
grow heavy and awull with the f-nowy atap*
lo, it waa utic-isary to lift tbem #ir.h tbe r
handa aa tbey moved oa A man'a voice
atarted a hymn aud aeveral joined; tha air
waa lively and catchy, tbe worda wtre;
"The debtl'a mad, snd I'm glad be   loaa
aome boula
He thought he hail; I'm happy, happy!
M-v. de L nd contiune wid me!"
Choi ua���"I'm happ>, happy; I'm happy in
do Lord:"
All juiiied in the cborua, tbe sweet voices
���aUiny the dliferent parts with a correctnr*-**
aatouihlnui aud p'ei.-iiig Ac re-*nl��r tmer-
vmU a ue*r*ro boy <<r ���light a a-.oue jug tilled
with cob) wner from a tnpnug near i>,>; he
htii'U'il it to the firot pernoo he reaolie-i,
who pltioad it to h>s Iijs took a lo.ifc*
draught, then p ���,���>���_���*���. I it Co hia neigh i *r,
wli 1 in turn pa--aed it on.
So e of tlif mother:) h.ul brought Lheir
babies aud fi.ltjti a baa)>��t wtih cotton, and
plricbd thom in tho (.until*, of Uu aoft mtu-i,
irom which tbeiv winilv hei ts -iii*i lit-lo
i��r*ok (ftot;�� rose iu .ranliue coacraafcj making 1 fin. 't<  > in b ao-** '"'i-d whkii*
I'he *.<.-_*.;. 'a tn.i-.ut.fui. In the early
ttfi**rt*��Ti|sfAha hhi.Mim to cwauiy ~h{w, by
noon it sliHU^oa ro a tjfigul l-no, ;.iiilut, n-glit
it fills 0 thv ftrouhiij" leaving tlio l'*'*!,
w*h <'h m turn Ddrairt, aha the writ.;, feath
���*r> Hi*tn;!*i, eo u-j'.-ipa-ty to*��� ur "anv, is
reiity tor pickiiig. XMlintt&roqa tell tho
tiub uf ('ay by tht* varying coloru ul the cot-
ou hloiifiiinii
At n> 0*1 a negro man drove up ina
spring waagoii, .stopped under a vureadiug
<k\ . nni Im-tiii uuloiding t-vo ihi<h bnaket-i
wJ'i*li cotiriiited dim'ior for all hands-- He
b'ew a tin horn aud it wua amucuig to una
tli-* nrgro s rush for tha patch An -iit-jt-r
nu- (r-v orowdl Wu had dinner with he
plai.i-.rand bia wife, and theu rested u. der
th. Hhade of the trees until time for tbo
pickers to quit wok
���'Omuijuj* Home from the Cocton Field/'
is tho ti le nf a perfect li tie go -, doue in
oil by our Yi-iK-t* tne d, aa her ro.uiUuS-
ol tie day.
A-i we drove liaolt to the city, in tho ant-
uinn i*nna->t, wa p-ts-ied othur groups of picii-
era It aviug their work.
Tha hurmonioualy blaoiling voices, the
lowing cowa ������iituinsc homo, ehe biiidII A
fret*h country Hi*Mh, aad the mn'n.r tinted
horizon in the we-it, brought to men new
appreciationo' thia pic-n �� im ffv-nm of
life in uy -dunny tjoutnoru H mw."
Of the Grand Dramatic Entertainment
to be given at Cumberland hall, January
'4$t\t and 37th, commencing at 8 o'clock.
Doors open at 7:30:
Selection by Union Brass Band-
Mother Goose- Party (Reception,)
The following will appear dressed  in
Old Mother Goose, King of Hearts,
Queen of Hearts, Cinderella, Prince with
Glass Slipper, Mary (quite contrary).
Simple Simon, Mother Hubbard, Cautious
Pieman, jack-Jill, Little Mis Muflfet,
Luile Man with littie Goose, Ko Peep,
Jack H-.rner, The Old Woman whu lived
in a Shoe, Liltle Hoy Blue, Mi.iS Sun
flower, La^t Rose of Summer, Miss
Summer, Beauty and ibe Beast, Little
Red Riding- Hood, Wolf,
Highland Dance, accompanied by the
Ba-jpifcs���Miss Amy Wibiams and Mr.
Ten Little Nigger Boys,
Selection by the Union Brass Baud.
The popular and laughable farce���"la
on Parle Francais,"
M.jorR-nu'usKa.uu....Dr   VV. 8  D.lbv
Viator Dubios    Vlr. W. Snub
Mr. Spuggius Mr. C. P Lo*
Mn Spoifgiu* .,. Mm. Coil
Aagobtitf,- their daughwr Oia  G -..���* 1
Juba, wife ul M.jor lUttau..M**s B o.a.o
Aon* Maria, a maid ot all work..
 Mra. Wt at wood
Scene���A Fashionable Watering Place.
Time���Present Day.
Selection bv Union Brass Band
Doors optn ai 7:30       Commences
a: H o'clock.
Tickets can be obtained fiom ihe foi*
losing:��� Mr. Chas. VanHouten (Druy
Store),-Mr. Jas. McKim's store, George
H, Hull (post office), Mr. Simon Leiser
& Co's store.
We have now in a large and assorted
stock of fine groceries.
Is well stocked with fresh meats, turkeys,
geese, ducks, chickens, fruit and vegetables.
McPhee & jjjoofe
to oxmo
I quits readily agree with you in stating that "shuuld Mrs. Cupid, put your
slippers on, there would be trouble on
hnnd for someone." Of course that
trouble would be at Mrs. Cupid's expense;
(or would it nut take both Jime and labor
on her part to envelop your leet in them?
And an tor yuu nut permitting her to
inierfere with vour necktie, I can quite
easily understand that, fur as a matter of
fact, you are quae envious and consequently dislike to see that dexterity of
hand which characterizes her sex, and
which you puar unfortunate, lack. In
your letter yuu say the bachelor can wait
011 himself, When dues he dn it ? Only
when he is obliged tu; f.ir when he takes
m himsell one of the lair sex, these little
dutii:*, which he ouce periormed himsell,
are eventually thrown upon her shoulders.
And fur cooking a dinner, it behooves
liim to do 11. You also speak about the
excellence uf these dinners. I doubt if
many uf our housewives, who either saw
11 listed them would pass ihe same
verdict. And again, you say these re
pasts aru superior lo those prepared by
some ol the girls, lhe very ideal but I
suppose such admissious are io be expected.
It is evident from your latter statement
thai yuu hate misunderstood my com-
ment regarding the coming man; and it
is alsu evident lhat you are well aware
that this yeat into which we have just
drilled is a LbAP YEAR; ii nut, whv then
du you give such a broad HINT to the
ladies and particularly tu myself?
Since lhe subject miner di .cussion is a
great diversion Irom whal was original')
intended, and as it has almost readied a
climax, 1 think il is needless to pursue it
any longer. JEMIMA.
Mah Ilea, a chinaman aged between 3$
"nd 40 years, working lur the Uoion Coll
iery Company al the whart was accident
all) killed lasl Wednesday. Just how it
happened no oneappears to know. Ron-
aid O'Hanly, locomotive driver,says lhat
when near lhe Washer he directed Mali
Hea 10 switch a car over on lo another
track. The switch was mined. Mah
Hea must have got caught in some way
and dragged by ihe engine, for he was
found siurti) alter lying dead ou lhe
track badly bruised and with bis skull
Thursday afternoon an inquest was
held by Coroner Abrams. The jury after
hearing the cadence rendered the following
"We, the undersigned jurors, -.worn to
enquire into .md ieuuer a verdict regard
ing tlie death ol a Chinaman���-Mah Ilea,
lind ihat ue, eased .11 11 Hea, came lo his
death by accident irom iiijutie. received
by being run over Dy a locomotive driven
by Ronald O'Handly, and that 110 blame
cau be attached to the said Ronald
The jurors were A. Lindsay, foreman;
Thomas Edwards, T. II. 1'ieicy, Hairy
R. Watson, Dan. R. O'Handly, and
Dan. McKinnon.
.Tan. IS, S P. Mtekiuaw, left fer Sea
Fi anulsc wilh 3600 ton. of eoal foi South-
s.n Paulfie.
Jan. 17. Str. Capliano, left fer the Berth
with 94 fins 0* eoal.
Jau 17 k, Tii(t Louis and seow left for
Crowd. 1 AF.&Kr, Vaneouver with 72 toes
Jan.'19'h. TugTepio left with J10 teas
of m-al for thi guitar Refinery and 196 t��H
of eoal for the G. P. K. Vnueouvt-r.
Jan. I9ih, S P Piogreuist left with
MOO u_i at eoal for Pon Loa An.elte.
Jan. 19 h. 8>r. Kiloian with a lead et
h.y trot New Westminster and Mt sane
da. with 150 touuf cost forGillisftRogtn
(jut-en Ci y
Jan. 20th. Tag Daisy and seow arrired
with piiM-mger attach and Is t ea 21st. with
154 tons of .-oil for Viotoria.
I'he 8. P Roh.ina is dae for 830 teas el
eoal f��r its China trip    '
the Minueola is loading aod Riesard lit
waning to toad.
Tbe San Mateo will t-edee eatheSld.
aud ths progreuo on ths 27th.
cHO-a outing
On Tuesday evening, the 7th inst., the
members ul the choir of rlolv Trinity
church, consisting of seventeen (including ladles and gentlemen) p.id the Rev.
J. X. Willemar, a visit iu accordance his
annual invitation, where the.' lo ly en-
joyed the hospitality of their minister
and Mrs. Willemar. On account of the
overflow ol the river, which tendered
part of the road somewhat dangerous for
travel, it was deemed advisable to take
advantage of thc hospitality of the host
and hostess, and the return journey was
net made lill d.ylight; consequently
Cumberland was m>t reached till 9 o'clock
in the   morning.     Although   somewhat
Uiulou, o.y  ��:.j 1;   -     .... . .   i-ts,   ...    ' ..
fully appreciated the hospiuitiits ulloiu-
te) them.
Tbt following same tee late let 1
lent week:
A moit enjoyable sociable wae held ai tha
Nelson Honw Thu-sdajr evening. At 6 a'.
clock the company sat down te a geaeraa
dinner, ia which rose-, turkey formed a eoo-
spionoue part. Alter all had doae ample
justice tothe feast of good things, the
til-lea were cleared snd dancing was the order, whioh was cootinutd until the signs el
another day were approaching. The moeie
ww exeellent, and was furniihed by lleeaere
Rnv and .rieie. R��frs>hmeeta were pro*
vd.d during the night. Among the ladies
present were the Mi-sen Pieroy, Miss Louis
of D. i.inan bland, the Mines McDonald el
Coniox, Miss Pare, Mn. McKay, Mrs Me.
Artney, and Mra T A. Pieroy. Amoigthe
gentlemen pretent were Cast. Littlsgeld ol
the Mackinaw, Pilot Christliassa, Mr.
Ueaton. and Mesaere Fraser, Fiarey Me.
Langhliii, Oxliy, Brown, Gotten, MeKaj*.
McArteusy aud Hale. Mr Beatoaa daaeia|
particularly attracted admiration.
The fashion articles for the menth are)
timely and complete, covering the entire
field iif styles fnr ladies, misses and chit-
d'en, millinery, lingerie, dress good* aad
trimmings.   The rich holiday display ia
the shops is interestingly described. Sirs.
Roger A. Pryor*s article on  'he Social
Code, relates to society balls aod panic*
fer children.    The space devoted te)
Woman's Work and  Advancement Wt
eludes a ihoughtfiil conversation betweea
Edith M. Thorn is anrl Or. S. R.  Elliott,
on Woman in   Iiu iness, an   interesting
paper bv Miss  Margaret   McNaughlon,
dilcustlng arrliiiecture as  a   profession
for women, a graphic rlascriptioa by Lucig
M. Rnbhins, nf Woman's Work  at  tha
Ailania Exp'iiitinn, Harriet Keith Fob*,
direction! for llornt   Decorations upon
cardboard, and the continuation of Sara
Miller  Kirbv's  Kindergarten   Articles.
The first of a brief series of papers on
the Care of the Teeth, by a  well  knowa
New York dentist, will be found  excep  ���
tioiiaily valuable.    Mrs. A.B. Longstrer a,
describes the Carving of Meats, and    _,[,
.Seasonable Cookery, Impromptu Lun *j,t
eon Menus receive attention,     tn   f _es,
Witherspoon's Tea-table   Gossip,    t(t;
nuted some  new   Home made   Hi ./jfjay
Gifts.   The review  of Holiday    fji^||'
cations includes mention of many/ part
ticularly   intended  for  young     readers.
The novelties   in   Knitting,    Totting,'
Crocheting and Lace making, ."jtf_ iljaj.'
traied and described.
Subscription price of the  T'a|i��>mor,
Si.00 per vear or  15  cents   per, single
copy.   Address,  The   Delinrsror   publishing   Co.  of Toronto,    ttntited, jj, *
Richmond St., West, Tor_nu*,.Om  '
Tne Board of Directors of the. Union,.
Hospital will meet at 8 o*chck Wednea,
day evenifi**, Jan. aind, at tlie oflice cM
lames.'.:. >ms, S ':'-.. for ti:; tiansactipa
J. ��. sto-m^t, am, IA   v  *������*
banking rottenness.    ja WORLD OF TROUBLE.
Bank Officials.
..Montreal despatch: Financial jujj;-
gilng on a. scuij whicli y fortunately
very rare In Cunudiau business circles bus been disclosed at thu special
meeting ol the shareholders ol the
l'anquj uu Pouple. Thero weru many
stormy sconee, ami tuu name <��i Mr.
J. fci. IJollMiuct, the late ea.sliier, whu
was nut present, was several Utiles
received witu groans, Er. c. a. uoul-
Irlun, Q. C, tlio legal adviser ot tlio
bank, speaking trom a statement
prepared by Mr, Alpliou.su Leclalre,
one ol the directors, Bald that $1,-
491,000 had been placed and loaned
outside of'tho knowledge oi the directors. Ol this mini sumc of the parties
had paid back or settled what they
owed. JIr. William Clendlnnlng aud
the Canada Pipe liuiindry Company
iuul altogether received $061,293
"Without the knowledge of tlio directors. Of this sum a large amount
was for interest. Tlio directors were
aware thut Mr. Clendlnnlng was indebted to tlie bank for i-iUS.OOU, but
they also felt that that amount was
secured. Then came M. Lefubvre &
Co., who had received $890,850 without thu knowledge oi tlio directors.
Than tliere was tho account of Mr.
M. Davis for $08,258. Mr. J. S. Ilous-
quet, the late cashier, had overdrawn bis account fur $04,920, Imt
lie did not think tlio bank would lose
anything on this score. Tlio Park &
Island ltaiiwuy figured for $100,000,
but this had beeu settled. Those advances had been mado without tho
knowledge of tlie directors. There
were other accounts which hnd beon
settled. Then the Canadian Trading
& Shipping Co., of which Mr. llous-
quet, tho cashier, was a director, ol>-
talned $74,000 without tho knowledge of the directors.
Judge Chauveuu said that the
capital of thu bank, amounting to
$1,200,000, had been handed over to
two parties, $800,000 to Clendlnnlng
and $400,000 to Lefebvrc. Tbe mismanagement had lieen most extraordinary. " I do not hesitate in saying that there has been culpable negligence."
The auditors, Messrs. Nolan de
Lisle, J. P. Martin and Louis Armstrong, were then questioned. It appeared that tlielr audit was a' complete farce. They were not shown
all tlio books, and accepted the word
of tho cashier ' that there were no
overdrafts. - Tlio inspector ot tho
bank, Mr. Arthur Qagnon, admitted
that the head office was not inspected, and Mr. Jacques Grenier, the
president, added that tbey always re-
���lled oa the cashier, who told them
everything was all right.
As a result of this scandalous mismanagement revealed at the meeting
Messrs, Oreonslilelds and tlroensliiclds
and Messrs. Llghthall & Macdonald
have entered an action in behalf uf n
shareholder against the directors to
recover the sum of $8,000, which was
invested in the stock lost June before the suspension on tlio faith of tlio
report sent out by tlio directors. It
is alleged that the directors issued
false and misleading reports as to
the bank's position. This ls tho lie-
glnnlng of a number of similar actions
nnd probably means tho ruin of the
Rev, Dr. Talmage on tlie Petty
Annoyances of Life.
TlicJH.irnet on Its Mission���Varieties ot
Insert Annoyances-.Necessity for Little
Troubles��� They are All lltesslnge tu
Washington despatch says: Dr.
Talmage chose for liis sermon a theme
that will appeal to most people, namely: '"I'he Petty Annoyances of Lite."
HIs text was, "The Lord thy God
will send  the hornet."���Deut. viI., 20.
It seems as it tlie Insectlle world
were determined to extirpate the human race, it bombards the grain-
tlelds and the orchard and the vineyards. The Colorado beetle, tne Ne-
grasshopper, the New   Jersey
HRITAIN'S 1.11 ll.K WAB.
Some Heavy Work Out (lilt tor the  liritish
Gold Coast despatch says : It i.s
stated that Saniory, a powerful
African chief, supported King Prem-
**ei, of Ashantl, in the recent fighting with tho liritish and their native
allies, tlio tribe ol Adnnsis, which was
reported In the cable despatcli of tho
Associated Press this week, It being
said that the encounter resulted In
dispersing the Adansls, with great
Slaughter. It is also stated here
that Cantaln Cramer, of tlie Gold
Coast constabulary, has also had an
encounter with Sainory. If this lie
true, It Is grave news for tlie British,
as Suinory bus a powerful army of
horsemen ami footmen, und would
seriously hamper the expodltion which
Is now on tho way to the Gold Const
from Kngland, under command ol Col.
hir Francis Bcott, inspector-General of
tho Gold Coast forces. The expedition is also nccompauled 'bv Princo
Christian Motor of HclileBwlg-Hol.
Stein, tlio Queens grandson. It has
been previously thought that Snmory
was friendly to the Iirltisli ; and, Indeed, Hlr I'nini'l.-i Srntt, while In consultation with Ihe British War lllllee
as to-tin. make-up and number of the
forces of ths expedition, said that
then- eoiilu bo very little truth In tlie
reports that Sainory would attnok
the British territory, sir Francis, In
fact, expressed his belief that Bam*
'ory a people eould not light In the
bush, ami that all ho could want to
do was to get to tlio coast 111 order
to trade with thc liritish.
���     If a girl Is born in January sho will
bo a   prudent    housewife,   given   to
melancholy, but of good temper.
If In February, a humane and alfec-
, tlonatc wile and tender mother.
Ii In March, generous and Impulsive,
but apt to be headstrong.
If in April, inconsistent, not very
Intelligent, but likely to be good-
If In Mny, handsome, amiable and
likely to lie happy.
II In June, Impetuous, will marry
early and lie frivolous.
If in July, passably handsome, but
with a sulky temper.
If In August, nmlalile and practical
and likely to marry rich.
If In September, discreet .affable and
much liked.
II In October, coquettish and likely
to bo unhappy.
If In November, liberal, kind and of
a mild disposition.
If In December, well proportioned,
fond of novolty nnd extravagant
locust, tho universal potato bug seem
to carry on the work which was begun ages ago when the insects bussed
out of Noah's ark as the door was
In my text the hornet files out on its
mission. It Is a species ot wasp, swift
In its motion and violent In its sting.
Its touch is torture to mnn or beast.
We have all seen the cattle run bellowing under the cut of Its lancet.
In boyhood we used to stand cautiously looking at the globular nest hung
from the tree branch, and while we
were looking at tlie wonderful covering wo were struck witn something
that sent us shrieking away. The
hornet goes In swarms. It has captains over hundreds, and twenty or
them alighting on one man will produce  death.
The Persians attempted to conquer a
Christian city, but the elephant and
the beasts on which the Persians rode
were assaulted by the hornet, so that
the whole army was broken up and
the besieged city was rescued. The
burning and noxious Insect stung out
the Hlttites and the Canaanites from
their country. What gleaming sword
and chariot of war could not accomplish was done by the puncture
of an insect. The Lord sent the hornets.
My friends, when we are assailed by
great behemoths of trouble, we become chivalric. and we assault them.
We get on the high mettled steed of
our courage, and we make a cavalry
charge at them and If God be with
us, we eome out stronger and better
than when we went in. But. alas, for
these Insectlle annoyances of life���
these foes too small to shoot���these
things without any avoirdupois weight,
the gnats, and the midges, and the
files, and the wasps, and the hornets!
In other words, it ls the small, stinging annoyances of our life which drive
us out and use us up. In the best
conditioned life, for some grand and
glorious purpose, God has - sent the
I remark, In the first place, that
theFe small, stinging annoyances may
come In the shape of a nervous organization.
People who are prostrated under
typhoid fevers or with broken bones
get plenty of sympathy, but who pities
anybody that is nervous? The doctors say, and the family say, and
everybody says, "Oh. she's only a little nervous; that's all!" The sound of
a heavy foot, the harsh clearing of a
throat, a discord of music, a want of
harmony between the shawl and the
glove on tlie same person, a curt answer, a passing slight, the wind from
the east, any one of 10.000 annoyances
opens the door for the hornet. The
fact ls that the vast majority ot the
people in this country are overworked,
and their nerves are the first to give
out. A great multitude are under the
strain of Leyden, who, when he was
told by his physician that If he did
not stop working while he was ln such
poor health he would die, responded,
"Doctor, whether I live or die, the
wheel must keep going round." TheBe
sensitive persons of whom I speak
have a bleeding sensitiveness. The
flies love to light on anything raw,
and these people are like the
Canaanites spoken of in the text or
in the context���they have a very thin
covering and are vulnerable nt all
points. "And the Lord sent the hornet."
Agaln, the small Insect annoyances
may come to us in the shape of friends
and acquaintances who are always
saying disagreeable things. There are
Home people you cannot be with for
half an hour but you feel cheered
and comforted. Then there are other
people you cannot be with for five
minutes before you feel miserable.
They do not mean to disturb you, but
they sting you to the *bone. They
gather un all the yarn which the
gossips spin nnd retail It. They gnthcr
up all the adverse criticisms ahout
your person, ahout your business,
about your home, about your church,
and they make your ear the funnel
Into which IHcy pour it. They laugh
heartily when thoy tell you, as though
It were a good Joke, and you laugh too
These poople are brought to our attention In the lllblo. In the book of
Uutli. Naomi went forth beautiful and
witli the finest of worldly prospects,
and Inio another land, hut, after
awlr'e, she came back widowed and
sick and poor. What did ber friends
do when she came to the city? They
all went out. and Instead of giving
her common sense consolation, what
did they do? Head tbe hook of Ruth
and find out. Tliey threw up their
hands and said, "Is this Naomi?" as
much as to say, "How awful bad you
do look!" When I entered the mints-
try, I looked very pale 'for several
years, and every year for four or five
years, a hundred times a year, I was
asked if I had not the consumption,
and passing through the room I would
sometimes hear people sigh and say,
"A-ah, not long for this world!" I resolved in those times that I never ln
any conversation would say anything
depressing, and by the help of God
I have kept my resolution. These people of whom I speak reap and bind
In the great harvest field of discouragement. Some day you greet them
with a hilarious "good morning,'- and
they come buzzing at you with some
������-pressing information. "The Lord
cent the hornet,"
When I see so many people In the
world who like to say disagreeable
things and write disagreeable things,
I come almost In my weaker moments
to believe what a man said to me in
Philadelphia one Monday morning. I
went to get the horse at the livery
stable, and the hostler, a plain man,
said to me, "Mr. Talmage, I saw that
you preached to the young men yesterday?" I said, "Yes," He said: "No
use���no use.   Man's a failure."
Tlie small Insect annoyances of life
sometimes come in the shape of local
physiealr trouble, which does not
amount to a positive prostration, but
which bothers you when you want to
feel the best. Perhaps it is a sick
headache which has been the plague
of your life, and you appoint some occasion ot mirth or sociality or usefulness, and when the clock strikes the
hour you cannot make your appearance. Perhaps the trouble is between
the ear and the forehead, ln the shape
of a neuralgic twinge. Nobody can
see it or sympathize with it. but just
at the time when you want your intellect clearest and your disposition
brightest you foel a sharp, keen, disconcerting thrust. "Thc Lord sent
tile hornet."
Perhnps theso small Insect annoyances will eome in the shape of a
domestic Irritation. The parlor and
Ihc kitchea do not always harmonize.
To get good service and to keep it Is
one of the greatest questions ot the
country. Sometimes It may be the
arrogancy and lnconsldernteness of
employers, but, whatever be the fact,
we all admit there are these Insect
at night and hear the story of these
annoyances winging their way out
from the culinary department. If the
grace ot God be not in the heart ot
the housekeeper, sho cannot maintain
her equilibrium. The men come home
annoyances and say, "Oh, theae bome
troubles are very little things!" They
are small, small as wasps, but they
sting. Martha's nerves were all unstrung when she rushed in, asking
Christ to scold Mary, and there are
tens of thousands of women who are
dying, stung to death by these pestiferous domestic annoyances. "The
Lord sent the hornet,"
These small Insect disturbances may
also come In the shape of business Irritations. There are men here who
went through 1857 and the 24th of
September, lSfO, without losing their
balance, who are every day unhorsed
by little annoyances���a clerk's ill manners, or a blot of ink on a bill of lading, or the extravagance of a partner
who overdraws his account, or the underselling by a business rival, or the
whispering of store confidences ln the
street, or the making of some little bad
debt which was against your Judgment, just to please somebody else.
It Is not the panlcB that kill the
merchants. Panies only come once In
10 or 20 years. It Is the constant din
of these everyday annoyances which
is sending so many of our best merchants Into nervous dyspepsia and
paralysis and the grave. When our
national commerce fell flat on its face,
these men stood up and felt almost
defiant, but their life ts going awav
now under the swarm of these pestiferous annoyances. "The Lord sent
the hornet."
I have noticed in the history of some
that their annoyances are multiplying
and that they have a hundred where
they used to have ten. The naturalist
tells us that a wasp sometimes has a
family ot 20,000 wasps, and it does
soom as if every annoyance of' your
life brooded a million. By the help of
God I want to show you the other
side, The hornet Is of no use? Oh,
yes! The naturalists tell us tbey are
vtery Important in the world's economy. They kill spiders, and they clear
the atrhosphere, and I really believe
God sends the annoyances of our life
upon us to kill the spiders of the soul
and to clear the atmosphere ot our
These annoyances are sent to us, I
think, to wake us up from our lethargy. There is nothing that makes a
man so lively as a nest of "yellow
Jackets," and I think that these annoyances are intended to persuade us
of the fact that this Is not a world for
us to stop in. If we had a bed of
everything that was attractive and
soft and easy, what would we want of
heaven? We think that the hollow
tree sends the hornet, or we may think
that the devil sends the hornet. I
want to correct your opinion. "The
Lord sent the hornet.'*
Then I think these annoyances come
on us to culture our patience. In the
gymnasium you find upright parallel
bars���upright bars, with holes over
each other for pegs to be put in. Then
the gymnast takes a peg in eaoh hand
and he begins to climb, one Inch at a
time or two Inches, and, getting his
strength cultured, reaches after awhile
the ceiling. And it seems to me that
these annoyances in life are a moral
gymnasium, each worrlment a peg
with which we are to climb higher
and higher ln Christian attainment.
We all love to see patience, but it cannot bo cultured ln fair weather. Patience is a child of the storm. If yuu
had everything desirable and there
was nothing more to get, what would
you want with patience? The only
time to culture It ls when you are lied
about and sick and half dead.
"Oh,"  you say,  "If I only had tlie
Circumstances of some well to do man,
1 would do well, too!"    You might no
well Hay, "If li were not for this water, I  would swim," or "I could shoot
this gun If It were not for the charge."
When you stand chin deep ln annoyances Is the time for you to HWlm out
Inward the great headlands of Christian attainment, so as to know Christ
and the power of ills resurrection and
to have fellowship with his sufferings,
Nothing   but  the   furnace  will  ever
burn out of us the clinker and  the
slag.    I   have  formed  this   theory  in
regard to small annoyances and vex-
atlons,   It takes Just so much trouble
lo tit us for usefulness and for heaven.   The only question Is whether we
shall take it in the bulk or pulverized
and granulated, Here ia one man who
takes   it  in   the   bulk.      His   back  is
broken, or his eyesight is put out, or
some   other   awful    calamity    befalls
him,  while the vast majority of people- take the thing piecemeal.    Which
way  would  you rather  have  it?    Of
course, in piecemeal.   Better have five
aching  teeth   than  one   broken   jaw;
better 10 Ily blisters than an amputation;   better 20  squalls   than  one  cyclone.    There may be a difference of
opinion   as   to  allopathy  and   homeopathy,  but in   this matter of  trouble
I  like homeopathic doses���small pellets  of  annoyance  rather  than  somo
knockdown dose ot calamity.   Instead
of the thunderbolt give us the hornet.
If you have a bank,  you would a
great deal rather that 50 men would
eome  in   with   checks  less  than  $100
than to have two depositors come in
tho same day, each wanting his J10,-
000.    In   this  latter  case   you   cough
and look down to  the floor, and you
look up at the celling before you look
into the safe.   Now, my frlends.would
you not rather have these small drafts
of annoyance on your bank of faith
than some all staggering demand upon your endurance? But remember
that little as well as great annoyanees
equally require you to trust in Christ
for succor and a deliverance from impatience and irritability. "Thou wilt
keep him in perfect peace whose mind
is staid on thee." In the village of
Hamelin, tradition says, there was an
Invasion of rats, and these small creatures almost devoured tlie town and
threatened the lives of the population,
and the story Is that a piper came
out one day and played a very sweet
tune, and all the vermin followed him
���followed him to the banks of the
Weser. Then he blew a blast, and
then they dropped in and disappeared
forever. Of course this is a fable, but
i wish I eould, on the sweet flute of
tlie gospel, draw forth all the nibbling
and burrowing annoyances ot your
life and play them down Into the
depths forever.
How many touches did Mr.Cburch give
to his picture ot "Cotopaxl" or his
"Heart of the Andes?" I suppose
ahout 50.000 touches. I hear the caa-
vas saying: "Why do you keep me
trembling with that pencil bo long?
Why don't you put It on in one dash?"
"No." says Mr. Church, "I know how
to make a painting. It will take 60,000
ot these touches." And I want you,
my friends, to understand that it ls
these 10,000 annoyances whleh, under
God. are making up the picture of your
life, to be hung at last In the galleries
of heaven, 111 for angels to look at.
God knows bow i.n make a pleture;
I go Into a sculptor's studio and seo
h'.f shaping a statue. He has a chisel
la or.e hand and a mallet In the other,
and he gives a very gentle stroke-
flick, click, click! I say, "Why don't
teu strike harder?" "Oh," he replies,
"that would shatter the statue. I can't
do It that way. I must do It this way."
So he works on, and after a while the
features come out, and everybody that
enters the studio ls charmed and fascinated. Well, God has your soul under
process of development, and it is the
little annoyances and vexations of life
that are
He was fastened to It. The fagots
were placed around him, the fires kindled, but history tells us that the flames
bent outward like the canvas of a ship
In a stout breeze, so that the flames, Instead of destroying Polycarp, were only
a wall between him and his enemies.
They had actually to destroy him with
the poniard. The flames would not
toucli him. Well, my hearer, I want
you to understand that by God's _j*ace
the flames of trial, Instead of consuming your soul, are only going to be a
wall of defense and a canopy of blessing. God Is golng'to fulfil to you the
blessing and the promise, as he did to
Polycarp, "When thou wnlkest through
the lire thou shalt not be burned." Now
you dn not understand. You shall know
hereafter. In heaven you will bless God
even fnr the hornet.
KSIAKTINM tOH Tlllltlt nn.i.v.
Vmihees Losing Vhhi Sums hy lleiisou of
the Wur Scare,
A Now York despatch says ; Tlio
needless aud wicked war scare, with
whicli Wall street and tho country
at largo have Itcon amusing them*
solves since Tuesday, reaped its financial harvest to-duy, nnd tlio harvest was a rich ono. Such wholesale
wreck of values as took place on tbo
Stock Exchange to-day bus not been
Witnessed since tho Black Wednesday of July, 1803. Tho crash in American prices began iu Europe. Bo*
foro Now York could evon bid fur them
tho mass uf securities which went
out, in tlio weeks of reviving credit,
seven months ago to the Investors ol
Germany, Holland, Franco and Great
Britain, wore pouring at reckless sacrifice upon tlio markets. Instantly on
tlio full of the ^chairman's hammer
here a collnpso of tho utmost violence liegan, and tlie market soon developed tho alarming lact that for-
that are chiseling out your Immortal '""-''*-���' *���,***��� ������"-rii ing iacr. tnat tor-
nature. It ls click, click click' I tl8" hToke���i arbitrage-house, local
wonder why   some   creat   nrnvid'enno   speculators and American    Investors
lu and out of town, wore engaged lu
wonder why some great providence
does not come and with one stroke prepare you for heaven. Ah, no. God
says that ls not the way. And so he
keeps on by strukes of little vexations
until at last you shall be a glad spectacle for angels and for men.
You know that a large fortune may
be spent In small change, and a vast
amount of moral character may go
away In small depletions. It is the
little troubles ot life that are having
more effect upon you than great ones.
A swarm of locusts will kill a grain
field sooner than the incursion of three
or four cattle. Y'ou say, "Since I lost
my child, since I lost my property, I
have been a different man." But you
do not recognize the architecture of Utile annoyances that are hewing, digging, cutting, shaping, splitting and
interjoinlng your moral qualities. Rats
may sink a ship. One lucifer match
may send destruction through a block
of storehouses. Catherine de Medici
got her death from smelling a poisonous
rose. Columbus by stopping and asking for a piece of bread and a drink
of water at a Franciscan convent was
led to the discovery of a new world.
And tliere ls an Intimate connection between trifles and immensities, between
nothings and everythlngs.
Now, be careful to let none of these
annoyances go through your soul un*
arraigned. Compel them to administer
to your spiritual wealth. The scratch
of a sixpenny nail sometimes produces
lockjaw, and the clip of a most Infinitesimal annoyance may damage you
forever. Do not let any annoyance or
perplexity come across your soul without Its making you better.
Our government does not think It belittling to put a tax on small articles.
The individual taxes do not amount to
much, but In the aggregate to millions
and millions of dollars. And I would
have you, O Christian man, put a high
tariff on every annoyance and vexation
that comes through your soul. This
might not amount to much In single
cases, but In the aggregate it would be
a great revenue of spiritual strength
and satisfaction. A bee can suck honey
even out of a nettle, and If you have
the grace of God in your heart you can
get sweetness out of that which would
otherwise irritate and annoy.
A returned missionary told me that a
company of adventurers rowing up the
Ganges were stung to death by flies
that Infest that region at certain seasons. I have seen the earth strewn
with the carcasses of men slain by Insect annoyances. The only way to get
prepared for the great troubles of life
ls to conquer these small troubles.What
would you say of a soldier who refused
to load his gun or to go into the conflict because It was only a skirmish,
saying: "I am not going to expend my
ammunition on a skirmish. Wait until there comes a general engagement,
and then you will see how courageous I
am and what battling 1 will do." The
general would Bay to such a man, "If
you are not faithful in a skirmish,
you would be nothing ln a general engagement." And I have to tell you,
O Christian men, if you cannot apply
the principles of Christ's religion ou n
small scale you will never be able to
apply them on a large scale.
If I had my way with you, I would
have you possess all possible worldly
prosperity. I would have you each
one a garden, a river flowing through
It, geraniums and shrubs on tiie sides,
rtnd the grass and Hovers rut beautiful
aa tliough the rainbow had fallen. I
would have you a house, a splendid
mansion and the bed should be covered with upholstery dipped ln the setting aun. I would havo every hall in
your house set with statues and statuettes, and then 1 would have the four
quarters of the globe pour in all their
luxuries on your table and you should
have forks of silver and knives of gold,
inlaid with diamonds and amethysts.
Then you should each one of you have
the linest horses, and your pick of the
equipages of the world. Then I would
have you live 150 years, and you should
not have a pain or ache until the last
"Not each one of us?" you say. Yes.
Each one of you. "Not to your enemies?" Yes. The only difference I
would make with them would be tiiat
I would put a little extra gilt on their
walls and a little extra embroidery on
their slippers. But, you say, "Why
does not God give us all these things?''
Ah. I bethink myself He Is wiser. It
would make fools and sluggards of us
if we had our way. No man puts his
best picture in the portico or vestibule
of his house. God meant this world to
be only the vestibule of heaven, that
great gallery of the universe toward
which we are aspiring. We must not
have it too good in this world, or we
would want no heaven.
Polyearp was condemned to be burned to death.     The stake was planted.
panicky competition to realizo their
holdings before tho worst consequences
of tlio Venezuela performance should
bo upon us. Stocks that wore ot an
international nature by no means
monopolized tho crash. Northwest, a
property owned almost wholly In America, broke 8 points ln thc early
hours, Kock Island 91*2, Ncw Jersey Central 9, Missouri Pacific 7 3*4,
Consolidated Gas 13, and eo on
through tho liBt. Stocks with an international market averaged an extreme decline of fully 10 por cent. At
nil previous epochs of tho kind our
chief reliance has lieen rested, not
without avail, on Knglish buying at
tho crisis. This recollection was tho
final mockery in to-day's chaos of
Remember that a Uttle flour
dredged over the top of a cako will
koep the Icing from runuiog.
ltemember that fruit cakes nnd
plum puddings aro better if baked
several weeks beforo thoy are to bo
cut for the table.
Remember tliat fruit cake can be
preserved for a long tlmo by placing
it ia a box with an apple, and keeping in a cool place. It the apple
shows signs of rotting It must bo replaced l>y a good one.
Remember that whites of eggs may
bo beaten to a stiff froth by an open
window when It would be impossible
in a steamy kitchen. A little salt
will also hasten the process. '
Remember to heat the knife quito
hot before cutting fresh cakes; otherwise a enko that is beautifully light
and flaky may bo made quite heavy.
Remember in preparing stale bread
to bo dried ln the oven, thon poundod
and sifted for crumbs, that the pro-
oess will be mueh easier if the lilts of
bread are poundod and rolled belore
they are cool.
Remember that tho skillets and pots
In whleh fish or onions havo beon
cooked must be fully cleaned before
moro delicate dishes are prepared In
them I the best plan Is to boll soap
and water ln thom, then thoroughly
Remember In roasting meats and
fowls that when It Is necessary to
turn them a spoon should be used Instead of a fork, as tlie latter pierces
the meat and lets out the Juice.
Remember that a most delicious
home-mado flavoring may lie prepared
by grating Into one-hnlt pint of
alcohol tho yellow rinds of four
lemons. Shako this dally for throe or
four weeks, 'and at tho end of that
tlmo It will be ready for uso.
E.    F, Snyder, ol Carp Lake,
gives the Times tho following. He
says that tho slmplo devlco will enable any ono to hold tho hardest
mouthed homo in the world without
any truulilo or any harm tu tlio
Jiorsc :
II Hie horse Is hard in tho mouth,
or taken the bit lu his back teeth or
grinders, nnil holds It so you cannot
control Jilm, niter you havo your
horso harnessed and ohpoketl up, take
a strap long enough to reach over
tlio top of tho horse's head and come
down un each sido through tho rings
of tho bit. Hnvo a small ring fastened In oach cud ol tills strap and put
tho ends ol the strap through tho
rings of tlio bit from the Insldo to
the out. Then snap or buckle your
lines in those rlngH ln tho end of'this
strap, and by pulling ou your Hues
you will find that you can pull the
bit out of tho horse's teeth up In
his mouth, and by this means hold
tlio hardest-mouthed horse In tlie
country. It ls a good pl.au to fasten tho strap to tho brldlo on tho
top ol the horso's head so that It
can slip neither way. Jinny runaways and accidents may bo avoided
by this simple device.
A curious caso of a soldier refusing
to do duty has Just been before a
military tribunal in Germany. Trott
Is the namo ol a private in an infantry
company stationed at Intersburg. Ile
te tho son of a landed proprietor. He
sold ho wns willing to do milltaffy
duty six days in the week, but would
not "desecrate the Sabbath." Ho is
still in prison, and will rcmnin there
until he changes his mind ln this matter,
�� to
It    ���
The losers consoled themselves by
chaffing him. They reminded him
that he waa bound to return home on
foot, and thoy amused themselves by
relating to him all tho detail? of the
unfortunate occurrence of tlie day
before. It waa remarked that ho
wus not very -strong, and tliut tho
thieves would find him an eusyprey.
Tliey talkod of tho dangerous cor-
���i.Tri that lie had to turu, and they
concluded by composing in advance
the article which the Police Gazette
wonld not fall to publish next day,
and which would naturally end wiih
the time-honored words, " No arrests
have been made."
Servon roceived this rolling fire
with the serenity of a man whom a
pocket-book quickly and plentifully
furnished has inspired with a gaiety
which is proof against any amount
of Chaff, lie stated that he was fully
determined to walk home, and in
order to prepare himself for the Journey he ordered a cold partridge uud
a bottle of Branne-Mouton.
Monsieur de Pancorvo, who singularly enough had lost, supped at his
���side. Ue told liim some interesting
Stories of foreign lauds, and it ended by Servon forgetting all about the
a ttacke.
Five o'clock was striking as they
descended the stairs together, to
ttie groat Joy of the servants, who
had been obliged to sit up for them,
for tho other players had already
One solitary cab was still holding
out on the rank in the street outside. Monsieur de Pnncorvo awoke
the driver, saying to the viscount:
"1 hope you will let me take you
home. You live in the Chnmps-Ely-
wces, I believe- and 1 at tho other
end of tlio Faubourg Balnt-Honore.
Vour house ls on my way, and, be-
tiides, you have no choice. There is
no  other cab in sight."
" Ko, no," replied Servon ; " I shall
walk home, i won to-night, and it
is agreed that I have no right to
drive, l want to have some adventures to relate to-morrow, and 1 shall
see whether those bohl robbers will
lie able to recognize iu mo a capitalist
of recent date."
"What/ you surely won't be so
foolish. Leave those kind of adventures to tho poor baron, who ls not
brave, aud who got off cheaply with
the loss of his money. If such a
thing did happsn to you. I am sure
that you are the kind of man who
would die rather than yield to such
rascals without attempting to defend yourself."
" Certainly not. I have peculiar
ideas on that aubject since I oame
homo from Italy, In that beautiful
country I waa always careful to
oarry no arras on me, for fear of
shooting a brigand, which is a very
dangerous  form of sport."
"Then you have not even the Yankee revolver nor the simple truncheon
of the policeman ?"
, " Nothing but my stjek. It has a
gold kuob, and It ls my Intention to
politely offer it to my assassin."
" Well, I certainly don't wish to
prevent you from being a hero. So
good-night aud good luck I"
Upon this -Monsieur de I'ancorvo got
Into the cab, which turned round
painfully and began to move off at
the rate which hired horses seem to
adopt specially at midnight. It had
not gone moro thau a few yards when
Servon saw Monsieur de Pancorvo's
head appear out of the window, and
lie thought at first that sonic one
had called hini; hut he soon saw thnt
he was only talking to tlio driver and
complaining uf tho pace at which he
wns going.
Without doubt ho found some effectual argument to make him hurry
on, for a vigorous cut of tin* whip
applied to the unfortunate horse made
it start at full gallop in the direction
of the Madeleine.
The viscount put his stick under his
arm, his hands lu the pockets of his
great-coat, and began to walk along
the boulevard with the leisurely step
of a contented man. It was a splendid night, dry and not too cold, Just
the kind of weather for a walk after
The roadway aud tlio broail pavements of the boulevard were absolutely deserted, and Servon arrived at tlie
Rue Royale without meeting a soul.
A llttlft further ou he almost ran up
against an individual who emerged
from tluk Uiie Sulntllonoro. and who
abruptly changed the direction In
whicli he was walking, aad took to
the footpath on tho other side ofthe
Monsieur de Servon was a trifle un*
���easy. The circumstance reminded
him of the baron's adventure, and he
thought to himself that this man
might very woll lio a robber who had
taken alarm at his martial appearance. At the entrance to the Place
de la Concorde, Servon noticed that
the man was going In the same direction as himself. Ue was following
him, perhaps. In order to make certain he halted for a moment at tho
obelisk, and saw that the man slackened his pace.
The viscount began to regret uot
having accepted do Pancorvo's offer;
but after hesitating a few seconds he
began to feel ashamed at himself,
and walked bravely up the avenue of
the Cliampa-Elysees without looking
behind him.
However, Just beforo arriving at the
Bond Point, he could not resist turning round, and was certain, this time,
that the same Individual was following him at a'fllstauce.
After all, It might lie the most natural thing ln the world. In spite
of this, Servon thought It best to
hasten his steps. It was only three
minutes' walk from tho Rond point
to the street In which he lived, and
his anxiety would not last much
lie traversed the Alice dos Veuves;
but before turning the corner to enter his own street he turned round
for the last time, and saw the man
fifty yards behind him; a fact which
made his mind quite easy.
At that Instant ho felt himself
clutched by the throat, Before he
had time to make a movement a
practised hand had twisted his cravat
with sueh force that he was totally
unable to breathe. Ho threw his
arms into the air; his oyos closed ;
he sank down, and, without quite
fainting, he was conscious of nothing further but. a vague sensation. It
seemed to him that someone was
kneeling on Ids chest and searching
the pockets of his overcoat; but the
wholo thing passed so quickly that
he was hardly aware of It.
He could not have said how many
minutes had passed) when he felt some
ono loosening his cravat, and heard
a voico which said, '* i um too late."
Ho opened Ids eyes ; a man was leaning ovor him. By an instinctive movement he attempted to seize him ; but
tho stranger disengaged himself from
his grasp and set off at a ruu towards
the Champs-Ely sees. Servon had not
had time to distinguish his features,
ouly he seemed to recognize the figure and walk ol the man who had followed him.
He rose, and noted with r. feeling
of lively pleasure that he was not
wounded; but It was with considerably less satisfaction that he discovered that he hud been robbed of his
Ho dragged himself with difficulty
as .far as his door and entered his
house, doleful and crestfallen.
As soon as the poor viscount recovered possession of his faculties he
began' to reflect on this stupid adventure. There was no disguising the
fact;'he had tamely allowed himself
to bo despoiled, exactly like the
Baron de Saint-MandHer. The very
Idea of thin added to his ill-humor, and
he liegan-to ruminate all sorts of plans
of vengeance.
Ho longed for daylight, so as to go
and lodge his complaint with the police. Little by litllo, however, his
excitement cooled down, and he
thought to himself that it was useless to imike public his ridiculous adventure. He had no desire to serve ns
the text for a conversation around
the fire at the club, and the very
idea of figuring under tlie initial X,
in the papers exasperated him beyond measure.
After reflecting well he came to
the conclusion that his best course
was to swallow his disgrace and his
loss without complaint.
Having taken this decision, Servon bathed his neck, around which his
cravat had left a prominent red mark,
and went to bed.
But he found it Impossible to sleep.
All the details of this unlucky evening presented themselves with singular clearness to his miad. It was plain
that he had heen awaited at a spot
which it was known he must pass.
The attack had beon too sudden and
too well calculated for him to attribute it to chance.
Ib was clear, too, that he was
known to be possessed of a well-lined
poeket-book- since the thief had
placed his hand unhesitatingly on the
spot where the money was. It must
be, then, that a member of the club
gave Information to. the gang, unless he performed the operation himself.
And yet this seemed  Improbable
The viscount had read the story of
the jeweller Cardiluc, who assassinated his customers In order to regain
possession of the Jewels which he had
sold them; but that had happened in
the reign of Louis XIV., and this way
of making up for one's losses at play
seemed hardly practicable in our
days. But thero were, other circumstances which were difficult to underatand. Servon had evidently beon
followed; but the man who had attacked him could not have been the
one who had walked behind hini from
tho Rue Royale, for at the very moment when he had been seized he had
just seen him fifty paces behind him.
Now,  was  this man   an    accomplice
charged with watching his movements, or was he, on the contrary, a
detoctlve who was on the robbers'
track ?
The words which the viscount had
heard, "I um too late," seemed to
confirm tho latter supposition! but.
In that case, why had this detective
who had been so ready to assist him
Ukou flight as If hu was afraid of
being recognized ?
That which was certain was that
lie had been robbed nnd hnlf-.-trnn-
glcd, ho that he had great difficulty
In believing, at least this evening,
that whatever is. Is best. 'Fortunately fatigue finally brought sleep, and
for eight hours ho slept without moving.
When ho opened his eyes, toward
mid-day, the drawn curtains only allowed a little light to enter his room,
and It waa with difficulty that he
distinguished a largo packet sealed
with red wax, which his servant had
probably Just placed on his table. It
looked like an official lettor, and as
the viscount had but fow dealings
with high functionaries, the sight of
the envelope surprised him. Ho hnd
only to stretch out his hand to grasp
it; but ho gave himself the pleasure
of wondering a littio what it could
His thoughts ran smoothly, as with
half-closed oyes he looked at the
mysterious packet, when the rather
ridiculous Idea suddenly struck hlin
that the prefect of police had written to him to inform him of the arrest of the man who had robbed him.
Without further reflection he seized
the packet and tore open the envelope. It would be Impossible to describe tho surprlso of Henri de Servon
on seeing Its contents.
Thia gray cover concealed & bundle
of notes on the Bank ot France.
The viaeount counted them. There
were sixty-five.
Hla money had been returned to
He began already to think that he
had not been mietaken and that the
police was an admirable Inatltutlon,
when he perceived that under the
notes there was a letter. It waa a
single sheet of common paper, which
bore those words firmly written in
a large handwriting with a character of its own:
"Sir,���You* can make use of this
money without scruple. It is a restitution."
There was no signature.
Of the truth the adventure was
taking a fantastic turn. It was like
the commencement of a story from
the Arabian Nights. The thief had
ovidently been despoiled of the fruits
of his crime.
Tho viscount's first thought wns to
whom he could have rendered a service
capable of engendering such a signal
proof of gratitude. Ho racked hts
memory jn vain, ho could not recollect
ever having saved anyone's life, or
even honor, which would have been a
more difficult task.
Another fact seemed tn Servon to be
equally mysterious. This providential saviour knew that he was to be
robbed that night, since ho had kept
a watch  upon tho robber.
In the midst of theso reflections an
Idea occurred to the viscount which
seemed to throw some light on the
case. It struck him that his adventure was nothing else than a Joke
arranged at the club. The anonymous restitution completed tho mystification, which eould hardly with
decency be curried to the point of
keeping the stolen money.
But the Joke had been carried too
far. He had been dragged down and
half-strangled, nnd Servon, although
quite used to this sort of eccentricity,
found this by no means to his liking.
His irritation increased when he remembered that it must have been Pnncorvo who had taken upon himself
the carrying' out of this lamentable
He recalled the conversation at tlie
door of the club. Pnncorvo had
adroitly questioned him ns to whether he carried any arms, and no
doubt he had driven at full speed and
taken up his position at the comer
of the Allee des Veuves. Servon had
ulready rather a repugnance for this
individual, and he was not particularly sorry to hnve an excuse for
picking a quarrel with him.
He only wanted to make certain
of his facts before taking any steps,
and he adopted a very simple plan.
In order that a mystification should
be complete, It -a necessary that the
victim should learn thnt lie has been
mystified, and it was probable that
they would not allow much time to
elapse before beginning to chaff him.
He resolved, then, to go to the club
as usual, to say not a word about his
adventure, and to wait until the practical  jokers  betrayed themselves.
As for the mysterious letter, It had
been left at the door about ten o'clock by an unknown messenger. Tlie
viscount passed the day in a very
excitable state of mind. He was by
turns vexed at having served as a
butt for idiots, nnd pleased at having
found his money again.
As a matter of fact, the former
feeling triumphed, and it was under
the Influence of unmistakable Irritation that he entered the club towards
midnight. All the players of the night
before were there; but the conversation had been changed to some other
topic, and thore was a grave discussion going on as to tho superiority
of English coachmen, There was no
more question of the baron's adventure than of thc assassination of the
Due de Guise.
From this Servon, with tlie obstinacy of a mnn who has one fixed idea
in Ids mind, concluded that tilings had
been preconcerted, uud that tliey
were waltrtifg for his story, So. keeping his eye* open at the same time,
he launched out upon some particular
manner of driving.
To liis pro.ouud astonishment they
listened to him, replied to him, una
he suw not the slightest sign of a
smile nor of uny secret understanding.
Monsieur dc I'ancorvo was playing
piquet close by. He bawed to the viscount with his accustomed politeness, and with the most natural nir
In the world.
This conduct quite disconcerted poor
Servon. However, he tried once more
to provoke some allusion by referring
to the baron, but without success. The
wind had changed.
Monsieur de I'ancorvo alone seemed
disposed for a moment to play into
his hand. He asked thc viscount whether he had not met with any disagreeable Incident, and thc latter replied drily that when a man longed
lor adventures they never happened
to  him.
Tho foreigner bowed, as If he did
not wish to pursue a distasteful topic
of conversation, and quietly went on
with his game.
Servon began to think that the affair was more MrloUfl than he had
imagined, and that there must really
be in the club a thief in dlsguiwe*
More and more abroad, he returned
homo much puzzled, taking the precaution to drive tills time. He again
thought of simply applying to the police ; but he veih-ctod that he would
have tu make a statement, give himself uo end of truuble, and he finally
came to the conclusion again to
keep Ids own counsel.
But, as he was determined to get
to the bottom of this ridiculous mystery, the viscount resolved to be his
own detective.
About tills time the viscount had
very little to employ his time; his
heart, as chance would havo It, was
perfectly free,.and his .iplnd had no
cares whatever ou it. Thus he was in
excellent trim for the excitement of
a man-chase, but unfortunately he
had only very confused Ideas on the
subject of his new functions.
Of practice he had had absolutely
none. So, In order to servo his apprenticeship, he began by gathering
eome information. A vague instinct
made him incline to the belief that
the South American. Pancorvo, muat
be. If not the author, at loast tho accomplice ol the nocturnal attack
which    had   been po adroitly perpe
trated ou Ms person.   He could    not
���hake off thia idea, and he was deter- |
miiMd to find out the truth ot the
It waa necessary first of ull to find
out who this man    was.     At   first
blush this did not appear a very dlf- |
flcult thing to do. A man does   not;
fall into a -club like an aerolite; he j
must bo introduced by some one.
Servon made Inquiries as to    who
wore Monsieur    de Pancorvo's Intro-
Queers, and he learnt that one was
the vice-president   of    the    club,    a !
gentleman of   good family and    un-
doubted honor.    The other,    Charles
de Precey, happened to be one of his j
boyish companions and his best friond. I
Henri went and called on him.    and ;
Charles told him all  that ho knew, ,
which turned out to be uncommonly
The year before Precey had undertaken a lengthy voyage in the Kast,
where he met Monsieur do Pancorvo, :
who wus also  travelling  In the Le- |
rant,    They had joined company to '
visit Asia Minor and  Palestine    and
ascend the Nlio as far as the aesond
cataract,    and during this long and
difficult journey the  viscount's friend j
had often had occasion to appreciate
the good qualities or his companion. I
Monsieur do Pancorvo  was  pleasant i
ami clever.    He knew a quantity of j
languages, and, amongst others, Tur- |
klsh nnd Arabic, an  invaluable    advantage In an Eastern trln.
Iu addition to this he appeared to |
bo very rich and wns provided with i
ample letters of credit; but he spoke
but Uttle of Ids private affairs. Precey knew, however, that he possessed
a large fortune, thanks to the discovery of a gold-mine, somewhere ln
an island of the Indian Ocean or in
tho Cordilleras; that he had beeu
educated In England, and that It was
his Intention to make his home ln
France. On arriving ln Paris, Monsieur de Pancorvo had begged his
travelling-companion to introduce
him to hla club. The latter had willingly consented, and It had been,done
with the concurrence of tho vice-
president, who, without knowing the
South American, had rolled entirely
on Precey's patronage of him.
���Since his admission, Pancorvo had
led the life of all rich foreigners who
come to France to amuse themselves.
Ho frequented every shade or society;
he went a great deul to tho theatres
nnd appeared In the Bols In well-kept
and well-horsed carriages. However,
thore was some mystery about hlin.
No one had ns yet been able to effect an entry Into his house. Ho knew
every one In Paris, that is to sny,
every one or that class who frequent
first nights and race-courses ; but he
had not nn intimate friend ln the
higher ranks.
This scanty information afforded
such little ground for suspicion that
Servon began to think thnt he was
on the wrong track. He decided,
nevertheless, to extend his Inquiries a
little farther, but he wanted first to
learn how to disguise himself, which
is the A B C of the profession. He
hud frequented theatres enough to
know several actors, and lie applied
to one of them, a master In tho art
of disguises, on the plausible pretext
of having to play In some private
In a few weeks he learnt to make
himself eyebrows and wrinkles, to
altor the shape of his nose, to make
his mouth larger, and to disguise his
eyes. He leaiyit how to fas-
ton on a varied assortment
of beards, und he bought
a complete stock of wigs. He ventured occasionally to leave the house
in various disguises, nnd had no reason to be dissatisfied witli liimuelf.
Little by little he gained confidence,
and he ended by finding so much pleasure in these proceedings, after the
style of Prince-Uodolphe in the "Mysteries of Paris," that nothing would
have Induced him to give up ids plan.
In spite of all the time which this
occupied, the viscount did not .ostensibly change any of his habits, and
above all did not fail to appear at
the club every night. His tutor had
put a room at his disposal. He wont
and dressed himself there, and, his excursions over, he went there to resume
his ordinary clothes. At the end of
two months his education was complete, and he set resolutely tn work.
Monsieur do Pnncorvo livoij in a
charming Uttle house standing In its
own grounds In the Hue Valois-du-
Roule. Opposite the carriage gates a
wine shop, the only one In this aristocratic street, served as a rendezvous
for all the flunkies in the neighborhood.
On Christmas eve���a beautiful winter's day���a tall fellow who looked fl
groom In an aristocratic mildly, ami
who was no other than the viscount,
presented himself at old Labrlche's
counter nnd ordered a glass of
absinthe, Labrlohe, ex-valet to a marquis, had retntnol from his former
profession a .certain air of dignity
whicli contrasted strangely with his
present occupation. Ad' ed to this,
thanks to the relations Which he still
kept Up with great families, he had
not his equal at finding employment
ror coachmen or cooks wanting places.
Thus he exercised over ills customers,
lonable neighborhood- master am} servants, unquestioned Influence.
Servon had provtoi'Biy made inquiries
about this Individual, and he had
"every hope of utilizing a man who
���knew all thc Inhabitants of this fash-
ionabl ��� n 'ig'-b rhoo I, musters and s r
" Pretty cold, Monsieur Labrichc,"
said he, bowing politely to the Landlord, wh" of his counter had made a
throne. "It's more comfortable here
than on the box with the reins In
your hands."
"That's true, my lad," replied the
majestic publican, us he served Ids
unknown customer with his absinthe;
" but I don't think you are often seen
In these parts, for I dou't recognize
you at all."
"Antolne, Monsieur Labrichc, An-
tolne���from tho Morquio de Venee's,
who lived In the Hue dc Berry, you
know. I'm not surprised you'vo forgotten my face. Sinco the marquis'
death I've been travelling with an
American gentleman; nnd this Ib the
first time I've set fo..t in the Faubourg for three yeara. I should like
to como back to it very well, for
these Americans, you see, are not the
kind of peoplo for a man like me, and
If you 'knew of a placo, Monsieur
Lnbriche "
"We'll see, my lad, we'll see.     But,
as far as Americans are concerned, yos
are quite right. I-ook, there's ons lives
ln that house opposite; they say he'a
worth two or three millions, and he
hasn't even a valet."
" Impossible 1"
" It's aa I say. He has a negro
coachman that he brought from hla
land of savages, and a drunken Irishman who serves na his factotum."
" But they aay he keeps six horses."
"That's true, that.is; so-.he has In
addition two grooms to loo-k after
them, and two funny grooms tool
Two great bearded rascals that I
shouldn't like to meet in a wood, and
who talk some lingo that no one ean
understand. I know the color nf their
money "
"It's always li'ke that."
" But I've never seen the color of
their talk,"
dumb  perhapa, Monsieur
say    they talked   some
" Didn't I
Hugo V" _____________���_________________________
" Ah. that's true."
" They como here every evening and
drink their bottlo of brandy, und II
you saw It, ynu would think with me
that there's something under tho surface. Tliey come in, they pay in ad-
vnnec, drink cueh of thom their half
i> ��ttle and inarch off out of ths
"Where do tliey go then, Monsieur
Lnbriche ?"
" All, that's what I have never been
able to find out. But they load a rum
kind of life, for certain.' Look here,
two mouths ago one of them eumo
home half dead; he didn't leavo his
stable for moro than three weeks, and
tho other one treated him with remedies of his own.- They wouldn't even
have a doctor."
" What countrymen ure they, Monsieur Labrtche ?"
"I know no tiling about that, und
he'd be a clever man who could say.
But you're 'just in time, they're going out with the American lord's two
The pretended groom turned round
quickly and looked into tho street.
True enough, two magnificent purebred Arab horses, led by two horrible
looking individuals were just leaving
Monsieur de Pancorvo's gates. Wearing stable Jackets of an English cut,
these singular grooms displayed beneath their cheeked caps two
angular . faces, skins tanned and
bronzed, nnd' bristling moustaches
which reminded one vaguely of those
of a tiger.
(To be Continued.)
. 1 w;is.very much amused at a little
dialogue which I overheard at Mr.
Sydney Brougti's wedding on Sunday.
A lady complained to a well-known
actor that she had a very bad position In the church anil could see
nothing. ""Why did you-not ask for
me?'** said the actor. ''I did, but
eould not find you.'* To which tho
popular player promptly responded:
"My dear lady, you should have
eome round to the stage door!'- A
curious Instance of " the ruling passion I"��� London  Ladies' Pictorial.
Tender, painful corns, bleeding corns
painlessly removed in twenty-four
hours. Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor acts magically. Try it and be
" When did we receive this poem?''
asked the great magazine- editor as
he--shook the dust from a faded manuscript.
" It was during tho war of 1812,'* replied   his aged  assistant.
"Well, return it at once. There Is
no. need to keep the author in suspense."
" Ah," observed . a . -w ..-shade, betraying Interest, "may I ask who is
that gentleman yonder?"1'"
"That," rejoined Pluto, "Is .Sisyphus. Ho is condemned to roll that
rock uphill forever." '
"Oh, I thought he was paying an
election 1-et. Well, I declare. Forever, did you'say ?    Dear me!"
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Don't address all your remarks to
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Mamma and  baby returned from a
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He hns just said Ids first Word."
" Really."     *   '.,
" Yes, just fancy.    W,e .were In the
Zoological gardens,(  standing   before
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ont, ." Look ������ w.mBAP0"*..JWlttsburg
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WHY 19 IT ? i -..
The meanest thing dn��thls whole
wide, wicked, fptjgglpg, tttorld Is tho
stingy man���and lip ls the creature
whom every ' woman abnovs.
���Next to-the menn-.mniuln Iniquity
la tlnj. woman who. allows, a tman to
spend money on H&f unl'ceVhe be her
father, husband or fiancee���nnd she
Is the woman whom every man Hikes.
The report Is confirmed In Yokohama thnt China has offered Ciian-
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Tuastlay, JAN. 21,1896,
la the Cuban war, the patriots are
steadily gaining ground and Spain may
as well yield gracefully to the inevitable.
The anti-German feeling in Kngland,
is childish. The Hoers did right tn repel the freebooters, and the Kmperor nf
Germany was justified in extending to
them his congratulations. Thev were
not fighting Kngland in defending with
courage and success, an invasion of their
territory which the liritish government
was quick to condemn.
The dispatches on Tuesday last announced that the cabinet breach had
been healed, and thc "cits'1 had gone
back. It is said that Sir Charles Tupper,
Bart, will enter the ministry in place of
his son. Anything we suppose to expedite the public business; but for the good
name of Canada, we hope to see no more
foolishness. Let the ministry stand together until the remedial legislation ts
introduced and disposed tt. Then let
dissolution follow.	
The visit of Sir Charles Tupper to
Canada in connection with the subsidizing of a fast Atlantic mail service be*
tween this country and England calls
attention to the progressive policy adopted by England's new Colonial Secretary
By reason ol his energy and capacity
Mr. Chamberlain appears to be the most
conspicuous figure in the personnel of
the English Cabinet. Tbe London
Times, commenting on the fact, says:
"He dwarfs everybody else, and seems
to be the one to whom every ve>ed
question naturally turns for settlement."
On all sides it is admitted that the affairs
of the Colonial office have not been so
capably administered for years.
Tht activity shown by Mr. Chamberlain is but a sequel to the energetic
measures inaugurated by him when first
elected to the mayoralty nf Birmingham
187V Under his guidance, an import
ait measure of rebuilding wtn initiated,
by which many acres of the vilest slums
were converted into handsome business
b lucks, and Birmingham transformed
from au unsightly provincial luwu into a
spleidid and substantial city.
Under the supervision of Mr. Chamberlain, the affairs of the Colonial office
are likewise undergoing a complete
overhauling, and the policy of energy
and progress is rapidly superseding that
sf inanition and delay. As a member of
a Conservative government he has undertaken some of the most radical
changes that any Colonial Secretary hat
dared to engage in fnr many years. Thc
important circular sent the Governors of
ihc Colonies, at his instance, asking why
British eiports are undersold and displaced, and what Colonial products
might he disposed of advantageously in
the Imperial market is looked upon as a
move in favor of preferential trade with
thc colonies. In view of Lord Salisbury's
recent utterances as to the hopeless outlook for protection measures in Kngland.
Mr. Chamberlain's policy is most con*
With Lord Rosebery lit the head of
thc Liberal party, and Mr. Chamberlain
as the coming leader of the Unionists,
the prospect nl a British Zollverein is
not, perhaps, so enigmatical as England's
Premier would have us believe.
Thc policy of the Colonial office, at it
affects Canada, is of utmost import. The
taking hold of the question of a fast
Atlantic service by Mr. Chamberlain
stamps it at being of practical concern,
aad one likely te br. consummated at no
very distant date. Leaving out the
catetlien nt to thc expediency for tuch
as expenditure as the inauguration ofthe
a/stem would call for, there ree-ns lo be
d > doabt as ta the material benefits that
would accrue to this country from the
adoption of such a service.���Massey's
I have ppened a Harness
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where I will keep in stock and
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The patronage of the public
is respectfully solicited.
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A!*D   Repairing
hi ~m~~a~~t~~
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 and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Vikct, Prop.
All persons driving over the wharf or
oridges in Comox district taster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent.
Any person or persons destroying er
withholding the. kegs and barrels of the
Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E, Norris, See'**
We have nearly all our New Fall and Winter stuffs in Stock
Don't you make a purchase without first taking a look through our
We mean tc do the business this fall ancl have marked the goods
to sell. Drop in anyhow, when in Nanaimo. We will be more than
pleased to show you our stock whether you are buying or not.
49 Commercial treet. SLOAN Of SCOTT. Nanaimo, B. C.
Manufacturers of Handmade and  Stock  Bricks.
Special   Patterns Nnw On  Hand For Chimney  Heads, Cornices lite
ElUbll-hed 1877.
InM-sera-ei* |B��3.
Oniiiil    bnarht
Ij rlfclu out j uu cum*
1   UllHtloil oI'MTCOll.
Kuli _��l��ctlon-lm-
ui mil tot* return*-.
>ht,nil j; tug* for-
tii->l>��*i*> tr******** upvD
1her.ii MO D1TTT
ou luri or any
Hiht-r coo a* w��
Writ* for rir��**iil��r
;ivi n l*     rHhtppiui-*
,., [>ir��-vttati*   nn**
Jas. McMillan & Co.
MAIN HOUSE: 200-212 First Ave. North, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
Cooktl.neKRil.t-Ma. I I       68 Wharf St.       I   3J*. K'.nit St.
Riverside Hotels
Courtenay, B.C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and surgeons.
���OTfcTIOlT B.C.
We have appointed Mr. Jamet Ab-
rams our collector until lurtoer notice, to whom all overdue accounts
***ay be paid.
7 Nox. 1808.
Society     Cards
I.   O.   O*   F.,   No. 11
Union Ledge, I. 0. O. ��., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited t�� attend.
A. Lindsay, K. S.
Cumberland Lodge,
A. F & A. M , B. C. R.
Union, H. C.
Lodge meets first   Saturday   in  each
month.   Visiting brethren are cordially
invited to attend.
James McKim. Sec.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,1J.C.R
Courtenay B.C.
Lodge meet* on evety Saturday nn or
belore the full of the moon
Visiting llrothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loval Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
0. F.', meet in theil lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 3 p. m. Visiiing brethren
cordially invited to attend.
|. M. Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. O. 0. F., Union.
Meets first and third Wednesdays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Urctkren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Anthony, Scribe.
Nelson Camp No, 51 ofthe Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of thc World
meets every other Monday even
ing at 8 p.m. in Odd Fellows Hall, over
Leiser's store. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
We the undersigned hereby authnriie
John llruce to collect all accounts due the
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant"!
H. Hamburger > Trustees.
I have moved into my new 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
(hoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
EsquimaU and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Join
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamtr JOAN will tail as follows
(.UM-IKO AT WAV PORTS 4�� prumf-era
���ud freight max offer
*.��*..�� Victoria, 'r*i��Hft.y. 7 ft. 01.
"  Narinlmo for Co-box. \\ i**1 no-dor. T ft. n*
L.ove Cuuiux rorSanmino,       Prldnyt, 7ft.m.
Supsiiino for Victoria    .Sntnrd'-j-. ; ..tn
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at thc Company's ticket ollice,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanuimo R'y
Time   Table   No.   S5,
To tnkootTootatfl nm *vi Mondriy, October
34.18lt5.  1'ti.li.o mii on Paoitlu ���* Uuiuard tttov.
  | t'tdlr. i flat'ily.
l.v. Victoria ror Niuiu'iiiu uud I ��. **   I P. M.
UelliaKlew I  11.1*1 I   3 ai
Jr. Natiaimu I   ll.ltll   BM
Ar. Wellington i llto I  MS
I  im r x
I Daily. ! t-iil'cly.
I,r. Wel-lniiton for Vlrlorlft   I   I ft   I   3.30
l,T. Niiimiuio for Victoria...   I  SOO    I   3.(5
Ar. Vlcwrlft I ll.�� I   T.00
Por rotes and information apply al Com*
pony's unices,
President. (lonl Sept
Hon. Pnlitht and PaoHiHter -tit-
Lowest CASH Price
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
8614: .*W St. Jura.*. Ha
To order
m*A    $3
_tr^p��ilforS*iwpli*..   Prompt dulifwy.   Ni
I.Cl .ll j_litl-t.Hli.-ld.
Union Soto Mill.
All Kinds of Kottgli an.
Dressed lumber always or
hand and delivered at short nt.
Also all kinds of sawn ami
split shingles ap.d dressed pine
und cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable,
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R.Grant * h. Men-tee, Press*.
�����****. "N.
I aw prepared ta
tarnish stylish M_s
and de Teeming
At reasonable rates.
D. HlpatPl.k,
(mien, a. a
--WiS^g "*'        ***V THE WEEKLY NEWS, JAN. ai, i___
Mrs. Freeman, is the gue.' of Mr.
Mrs. F. U. Little.
Government Agent Creech, i-; liome
Orders for powder left for me at Dave
Anthony's will receive prompt attention.
F. Curran.
R. Grant came home on Wednesday's
Selling off I What? Why jverything
in the store ol T. 1). McLean, is going
for the next 30 days at your own prices.
Dr. Lawrence, has returned irom his
(rip to Victoria.
The rush still continues at Langtnan's
for Clothing and Gent's Furnishings.
Men's Suits fnm 13.9a
Dr. Jeffs is expected to return tomorrow (Wednesday.) ,
Remember to call at Simon Leiser's
cash store if ymi want value lor your
m-Jiiey. Vou cannot gel the same bar*
gains elsewhere.
Mr. Schai-.chn.idt and wife, are occu
pymg one ui Win. Mathewson's new
liuu.es nn Fei'iiwuiHl Heights.
Miss Nash has a large stock of millinery, which she wiil sell regardless uf
Officer Hutchinson was among the
returning coluny of Unionists, Wednesday.
Do not fonfel that the Grand Drama
lie entertainment takes place on the 25th
and 27th inst. of this month.
Mrs. M. F. Kelly, ol Tacoma, arrived
on Wednesday last, on a visit to her
husband, Mr. Kelly, the photographer.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly, are staying at the
Lindsay House.
Loot botwoon Hospital ond Leiser'. store
a lady's silver watoh. Fiudor w ill bo suitably rewarded by leaving the same at lho
Kiwi Office.
Magistrate Abrams, is back and the
Small Debts Court in full blast. The
consul.niorulity of this court having
been sustained, its mandates will be
rigidly enforced.
Now is the time tn buv cheap
Trimmed millinery at cost, untrimmed
hats also reduced.
Mrs. KiistiKLL.
Since A. W. Mclntyre, the candy store
man, left with his big dog, thc canine
amusement, so great fun lor the small
boy, has largely subsided.
FOR Sah ��� 8 acres cheap at Comox
Terms to suit.   Owner going to Kngland.
R. L. I.i-.igh Spencer
I*. O. Box 370., Nanitinui, or at Cumberland Club.,Union.
Peter Conley, of nauseating memory,
elected last week for speedy trial at
Nanaimo, and was sentenced th three
years in N'ew Westminster penitentiary
and two whippings of 1; lashes each.
McDonald, was discharged.
The Dr-uaatic entertainment to take
plaoe in Piket's Hall on the 35th and 27
promises tn lit the besi yet given; about
40 childreu take part, all in costume.
Rev. Mr. Sutherland left on Tuesday's
lirat for Vancouver, and conducted thr
.missionnr** anniversary services at
���Princess street Methodist church last
Sunday.   He will return Wednesday.
Take E. Pimbury & Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
KOUHD���-Coisting license granted to
Michael Laydeo, of Union Bay, master
of sloop Thistle, signed by Geo. II. Roe,
also license granted to said sloop bv B.
H. Smith, collector of customs. Owner
or his agent will please cs-ll at this office
for same.
All repairs at R. Sauser, watchmaker,
��� ill be left at McKim's store All
���lersons having anything at thc above
watchmaker's will please call at McKim's
store ana thev will get the watches pro-
riding they pay for the same.
Yours truly.
Tke Celampia Fad Calendar lor 1890 he.
made ita aggntttet, representing tho elev
���nth aunur.1 is.no, aod handy and couvon
iaa* a. il haa boon heretuforn, the new itaur
oerttinly tart-tun any ol ito protlooeosora
���".. *   tn	
friendly feeling for the I
���ad ita anneal adront i. lookod lorward
The ey.liog fraternity, to isy
*' ��� gener il public, ha. ai-qi'
"   *"   " Cull
nothing nf
aired a dooid-dly
Uularnhia Galeudar,
1 lookod lorward to
with ialtrttt and plemnre. The now Calendar coat tin. a,muoh better a->a'geineu'
thta la srernnu yotra. mora opaco having
beea allowed for raemiirai da, whilo a groat-
er charm hu beon added hy liberal illat-
��� ratian aud a uaique and convenient grouo
ing ef data., ealoula'-sd to meet tho hurried
needs nf buineaa uiea. All theso, however
merely fern a totting lor the bright and
eparklieg thought, coutribatod by Columbia
lidare every whero; Ier suoh ahoxtol Irieud.
'he. tho Calender acq aired thst it hia become
a caatoinary prsotioe lor whoolmeo oil ovor
the eounary to jot down their best thoughts
���id inspirations aftor boing suhjeoted to the
exhilarating influence of a Columbia ride,
aod tn tend them 10 brighten ito page.. Ia
addition to these pleasing foittrus tbe
moon put*, tro indicated tor the benefit ol
thou who wiah to know the beat time lor
night riding. The many dainty .ketches
whioh embellish it. page, render it indeed
rt work of art. Owing to the unuaual do-
aaaal last year a muoh larger odition ha.
fcata imaad for 1896. The Calender otn Iw
-attained for Ure 2-oent .ttinp. by addren-
ing the Calender Department of the Pops
MtmruoTDtnto Comi-ant at Hartford,
The third lecture of the Epworth
League course to be delivered by Rev.
R. R. Maitland, will take place at Grace
Methodist church, Thursday cvenini;,the
33rd inst.    Subject���"Wit and  Humor."
notation of .'llmata to Otine.
Now we bave a factor to consider tn
our study of crime that ls na important
one, and its bearing upon tb�� heredity
view is lur from iii-.igtitQeii.it. Prof.
tioaco, wbo hue made .1 inmparatlT.
study of the statistics or homicide ia
Europe, shows that, while is eight principle states i:i Weatern Europe���Spain
excepted���with a population oi 188,300,-
000 people uvi-r tiu yean of age, ther*
are .,71? annual trials for murder. Italy,
with 35,000.000 individuals of like age,
hns 8,600 such trials. France, Belgium,
England, Scotland, Ireland, Austria,
Holland, Germany, with six timea thi
population of Italy, only furnish three-
fourths at many murders. The atatiatl
cal tubles of Dr. Busco place tho civil ���
izod nations of Europe, Scandinavia
and Russia excluded, in the following
thcouding order of homicidal criuiin.lity*
Holland. England. Germany, Buntl .ud,
France, Belgium. Ireland, Ausf 1 a. Hm
*ary. Spain and Italy���11 scale ._fon___
���ui'Wstion to tlio pnychologtst.
Hippocrates believed that all regions
:iabU- to violent t'liaugcs of cliinute pro
1 need men of Hoice unci -tiibborn dii poei
riott. Duuklo declared tliut the interruption ot work earned  by inslttbility of
limnte leads to iuatiibllity of character.
Qneloliit suya that th" number of criinei
oijaiiiel property relntivolj' to the mim-
bor of ciiinea ngajnet tlieiiei-eon im-reat
i's considerably as we advance toward
the Norm. Another eminent student
of French criDiinal statistic*. M. Tardi,
ro'.idrius th*- opinion 0' the latter autn-
>rit **, and adialte that high temperature
iloc.i exercise an indirect influence on
the criminal passion. But the most exhaustive investigations in thia problem
have been recently undertaken tn Italy
by Signor Ferri, whose criminal statistics of France show that crimes against
the perron rise with the temperature,
those against property do the reverse
Clearly, climate has a great influence
but how about India, which is fur leet
homicidal than auy European country?
India has uot hnlf aa many homicides
annually as England.   With this exam-
file before us. then, whatever climate
>as tu do with fostering theae crimes
ma*,' le obviated by a better form of
social organization. Hero racial distinction conies in, and Prof. Ferri's table
iiivcs this sequence of races, namely
i-'irst, the Teutons; tho Franco Celt; the
mixture of Slav, Latin and Teuton in
Austria; then tho Magyar; lastly the
Latin. Latin-American, accordingly,
is more homicidal than the Anglo-Saxon
North. -���Phrenological Journal.
Shower, of Ink,
The meteorological records of tht
world chronicles several iucontestible instances of black rainfalls, to say nothing
it the more startling phenomena uf
'���shower*, of blood, blue euowe," Ac.
Prof. Barker, iu April, 1845. laid hefort
'he Royal Society of Dublin some obser
etitiuun on a shower of black ruin which
fell around C'arlow and Kilkenny, ex
tending over un area of about 4*W .-quart
Dnring the course of hit lecture Prof
Barker exhibit I'd tothe society n specimen of this uncunuy shower wliich had
been sent him. by a friend. The apeci-
min shown in tile vial wae a uniform
black color, much resembling common
black writing fluid. Dr. Barker found,
however, that nfter allowing it to stand
for a short period tho black coloring
11.alter separated from the water with
whicli it had mLied, rendering the color
>f tho rain water much lighter, but nil'
dark ehoufrh to he c��l>d " black rain.*
The shower wliich wae in broad daylight, wat preceded by a durknees to
-ienr-e as to make it impossible for one to
read without the aid 0' 11 candle. After
thit darkness hail continued fnr soinr
time, a hail storm set in, attended with
vivid lightning, bnt without the least
.ambiance of thunder. When this hail
storm wus over the black rain began to
Un examination of the ruin inime-di
ately nfter the storm wae over it waa
fouud to have an extremely fetid smell.
aa well as a very disagreeable taste. All
'jght colored animals uud all articles of
clothing exposed bore dark toot-i and
stains, and cuttle refused to drink the
water or cut th*> grate until after ��
shower of "wai rain" had washed ott
'.he oleo*, poisonotiK mutter.--Phlladtl*
���bin F're.**	
The money order department closes at
7 p.m. Thursdays. Letters may be regis
tered up to 7.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Ap
ply for boxes to arrive next month before
they are all taken.
��� Tenders will be rereived for the purchase of the Hetherington farm, being
Lot No. 107 on the official map of Comnx
containing about 200 acres more or less;
about 1 to acres are under cultivation and
well fenced, wilh building and orchard.
Coal rights included, also about 200
teres adjoining. The farm can be
divided to suit purchasers
Parties tendering   will  state  whethe
fnr the whnle 400 acres nr fnr  the  100
acres of clca ed land or part of it.
Tenders to be mailed to
Feb. 8th, 1896.
Bv order of THE EXECUTORS.
Person: using the mutes and horses of
the Union Colliery  Co. without permission will be prosecuted according to law.
F.D. Little, Supt.
UavinR taken this hnuse, except the
bar, 1 shall be pleased to receive the
patronage of the public.
Board per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 cetts.
T. J. Piercy.
School and office stationery
at E, Pimbury & Co\s drug
Investment security savings Co.
Advantiea   money for Building.
Hunger for Nanaimo,  Wellington
���nd  Cumberland.
Head office, Commercial Street Na
naimo, 11. C.
Miss Leigh-Spencer visits Union from
this date on every boat succeeding pay
day, for collecting dues, and advancing
the Company's business. Parties call at
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting following Thursday
evening at 7.30.
Fire,   Life,   Accident   Inaurance,
Beal Batata.
Will handle all kinds of _:cds,
ine tiding
Farmers Produce
Give us a call
Union Mines
Furniture   Stoie
A  Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Cstrpets
and   Rugs,  and our
woven wire
__    , -AND-
H. J. Theobald,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
In Separate
��� �� keep
Ami Han-1
We conduct every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   including
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
Grant & McGregor
I will sell off my goods���
Everything' lor neat 30 dayt
|g__They must Go
Take them at your own prices
Going gf��ing
Lucky Person
Get in the line of the
Procession if you
T. D. McLean
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker In Metals
Jobbing ot au klndi
Office and Works
���~novr ��. o.
Tklrtl M'm-, near
K*JWI   ~
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Saraaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phoephatee and Syrupt.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer, Steam Bear and Ferttr
Agent for tbo Union Brewery Company.
Stage and Livery
��� �����
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,',  Teaming Promptly Done,  ,',
I presume we have naed orer
��� one  hundred bottles of Piso's
_'Cure  for Consumption in my
family, snd   I   am   continually  advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
1    l
I ever used.���~. C. Miltbhberojr, Clarion, Pa,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-,
plaints.���E. SnoRiT, Postmaster,'
Shorey, Kansas, Deo. 21st, 1894.
Wall Paper
Paint Store
��� AND ���
Tinting and
A Specialty
orders promptly attended to.
Old Drug Store. Union,
H. A. Simpson
Barrister:*: Solicitor. No's S * *
Commercial Street
vrjLSTJAXteo, s. e.
J. A. Carthew
srarzor, s. e.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Piop's
Bastion Street    ���    Nanaimo B. 0
Manufccturet   tbe fineit cigars   and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign *.i_ai��
���Chen you can obtain a sursaioit J1T1
���Hi*, fm the stine none*,- FARM AND_GARDEN.
ll wili pay tu gather up the Uuad
leave.-, from the wooda, to sold to the
manure i>iio. Large amounts can be
gathered up quickly and easily from
thi; hollow* and the fence lines, especially when damp from the fall
rains. Use first for building, anil thus
get them in tlie compost heap. SucU
ina uu re will be fine and rich, aud
adapted to the garden la t-priug.
We waste enough uf tlie soil products uf this country tu make another
natiuu rich, but we shall probably
not mend our ways until our cheap
lunas are all taken up, und the multitude* arc compelled to look for
new occupation*, in eome parts uf Eu-
roue even the routs and stumps uf
trees undergo treatment for lho valuable product* in them���oil, turpen-
tlut, creosote, charcoal, etc.
.So long n* farmers must be at tho
expense ol maintaining fences of une
kind or another- tho question as to
bmv poets, can bo mado durable will
be une ol interest tu them. There is
no better nor cheaper preventive of
rot than salt. Bure two or three
holes in the butt, beneath the ground,
fill with salt, and secure with au oak
So far as can be deduced from experiments, the conclusion is that
neither wheat nor corn will return
sufficient increase of crop to cover
cost of any artificial manures. , as
prices now go. If une must Uo more
than plough under the green herbage
ur haul the refuse from the stables,
let him test small areas at a time.
Vegetable matter of any sort which
has produced seeds must be buried
very deep to prevent germination, although the seed may be very green.
Remember that wheat ami oats,
though cut in the dough state, make
goud grain, and green pens ploughed
under will often sprout aud cover
the ground with vegetation.
If we wish to kill weeds we must
not be content to muw them down
just before the seeds have ripened, for
if these seeds have funned at all they
will ripen niter the mowing. We must
not riak this ripening, nur their being
blown about, but rake them together
and cook thom in the flumes.
There is no item which we could less
well aiford to have withdrawn from
our agricultural system thau Clover,
and the farmer who does not depend
upou It tu some considerable extent
in his feeding, and lu whose rotation
of crops it has nu place, is making a
very serious mistake. Cotton and cum
mmst both consent that clover be
crowned "king."
Uoud, well cured olover hay contains
more nearly a perfect food ration in
proper bulk thau anything else grown.
It contains both bulk aud nutriment
Ln right proportion to make it an
available item for the principal feeding ior horses, eattlo or sheep. With
clover, less grain is required to fatten
un animal than with any other lood.
When a fanner expends an excess
of good feeding in keeping bis animals
warm, when it can be done at hah the
expense by guud warm shelter, he ie
working at odds against liim,
mon. and in conditions which suit
thom they Hapidly increase in number. Theso evil butter germs are able
to grapplo with thej lactic ferment,
which, under cleanly conditions, holds
the mastery, and influence the flavor
and quality of the butter produced,    j
A Yankee, hy careful computation,
has found that ho can produce but- j
ter at a cost of I'S cent** a pound. I
Kvery farmer should make just sueh
calculations. He must find the weak
places in his management, ami remedy them. It rr-t-iiiros thinking to
enable a farmer to change to suit
changed  comlittions.
Cowa which aro full sisters, fed find
treated tho same, develop, the one
Into fl three or four pound a. day
cow, the other barely getting into
the 14-pound list. Tlte force of individuality ts su great antl thc laws
tjhat govern ft so unknown that our
only safeguard i-s to "prove all
thinga, and hold fast to that which is
With proper facilities, proper food,
q fair lot uf COWB and a careful man
to attend tlfeni* the dollars will oome
in for all extra outlay In winter dairying. Tlio cowa will be dry in Auir-
nst. "when feed is short and when It
Is the worst season for handling dairy
products; nnd the early calves will
lw well started for winter and for
the springs pnsturage.
Whey, from closely skimmed milk in
the cheese nuking process, poa-
sesaes but a small amount ol nutritive value. Especially In cold
weather, when this thin green whey
is fed in a half frozen state, Is it
of questionable value when fedto the
swine, ir warmed, however, and enriched with fl Uttle ground feed, it
will give growing pigs a good start
for winter.
"While the cows nre at water cut up
your pumpkins into email pieces, and
place them In tho mangers, w!he*re
they enn eat them at tholr leisure nfter being tied up. Thus they will be
of much higher feeding value than
when scattered ahout the yard to be
trampled upon, befouled and eaten of
in regular quantities.
Scrubbing and whitewashing the
dirty walls of the stable will rob it
nf much of that tang and odor so-
rendily absorbed by the milk, Anything which contributes to the sweetness of the atmosphere of the stable
adds to thc health and milk productiveness of the confined animals.
"In the care of the cows we must
regard weather conditions, and not
strictly the time of the year. The
cold, raw days, bordering between fall
and winter weather, may do the cows
more injury, if long exposed, than
would a settled winter temperature,
(live thc COWB the benefit of a doubt
What" Father" TouU TMnks of
Popular Remedy,
ho cannot overcome. Five bushels oi
corn will make us much pork or beef,
with warm, comiortable quarters, as
10 bushels will  without them.
Mauy an animal is kept over winter ouiy to consume mure thau its real
worth. An old animal is always sure
Lo bu iu better condition ior killing
(n the tall than at auy other time.
Ml tlie profit possible has been made
|rom must ol our working animals during the summer, and they should now
he disposed oi in some way. Uua*
greutost expense is oiteu in maintaining aidmuio which do uut pay their
Mithout any fear of contradiction,
arue ecunuiuy in loeoing ties in the
m-artenlng ui the fattening opera**
Horn ; iu other words, early maturity
js tiie pa** sport tu success. The suc-
ceswiui leedor is the liberal feeder, who
teeiis tor immediate results. Feed is
waa tea whon stock is but holding its
Tn*- entire removal of bees from a
neighborhood wuiild ensure the on-
tlre failure uf mure thau ouo farm
crop. Many orchard and garden pro-
ductftj djpend almost wuolly upon
tlie visits oi pollen carrying insects
tor their fertilization, and some of
tho- lieu! crops -are better for those
visits', ii bees are kept at home by
a wet Beason of blooming tlie crops
ure oiteu short.
.Kvery farm has honey producing
flowers, and often hundreds oi pounds
ot supplies for the bees. This represents an Important cash value which
may be saved by the keeping of
bees, without onc particle ui extra
drainage to hind or crop, but otherwise gooa annually to wastes As
much as UO pounds Ol honey have
beon made by a single colony in IU
it L-i au old maxim that hall the
battla Is putting stuck, cither
young ur old, into winter quarters
iu thrifty condition, They are then
half wintered su far as the consumption of food goes toward bringing
such stock througu shape. Nothing is
a greater help toward this condition
now than tree rations of pumpkins,
turnips und beets, and every farm
should have u generous supply of
tlie m.
From tlie nature of events we are
, ou the eve of a renewed industrial
prosperity, and there must be a rapidly-increasing demand fur good
liorsos and the bost class of meat
*���* stock at incroaaed prices.- The way
should be led by American skill and
enterprise. We can raise enough
stock to supply all the markets of
the world if it is the kind the world
is after.
When young stock begin the stage
of independence it should be after a
proper preparation. A month previous to weaning tlie more grain
the calves, pigs, lambs and colts receive the better. Tho change will
not be too sudden. They will not
/wee ho much flesh, and will worry
less. i
In   dirty apartments  nnd on dirty
utenslis dangerous ferments are com-
Sunflower seed is good for the hens,
but only a small quantity should be
given at a time. One of the best
ways of feeding is to throw a well
ripened head into the poultry yard
occasionally. The fowls will quickly
pick out every seed.
Improvement in the poultry yard
follows when the owner begins tobe
interested. He gathers and classifies
knowledge about treatment of his
flock. He unconsciously puts Into
praotice what ho has learned, and
gathers a multitude of hints from as
many sources. Uetter than alt, he
. , begins to learn from his owu exiveri-
which j ence.
Si*ffer��<l   for Twenty   V����r��   From   Hour
Tro tiltl��-.-.���tl l-i   Doe-tor   Snid   K��   Alight
Orop Dead Ht Any -Momeut���Tells How
He Overciiinc the Trouble,
(From tho Ingersoll Chronicle.)
That a sound mind in a sound body
is ono of the best nnd greatest gifts
of a kind I'rovtdence no ono will deny.
Mankind in all ages have sought thfl
elixir of lire, havo hunted for some
means or prolonging health, vigor and
vitality���have in fact hoped'that they
might find
" Some blithe wine
Or bright elixir peerless thoy could
Ami so become immortal."
Hut while man can hardly hope to
attain that coveted prize this sido of
the eternal world, yet it Is evident to
all who givo the subject auy consideration, tliat modern sCiflnOQ, skill nud
education In the treatment uf the Ilia
that flesh is heir to, havo worked
wonders in restoring the human body
to Its original "form divine,'��� nud in
relieving many sufferers from untold
misery, bringing them back to health
and happiness, and giving them a
feeling that lifo Is indeed worth living. A case In point, iu our own
town, having readied tho oars of a
reporter of tho Chronicle, the scribe
determined to satisfy his curiosity
by calling on the party -who had hnd
such n happy experience and Investigate for himself.     Ho called at the
-Evem if a stock is obtained of thoroughbred egg producers, there will be
a great difference in birds of the
same flock. Some of non-sitting
breeds will be inclined to sit, .and
should be slaughtered; others of most
correct shape will be deficient in laying qualities, and must bo culled out.
.Some hens seem to be always above
tlie standard of the flock. They are
bright, active, happy, healthy, and
moult early and quickly. They begin
tu lay before the others, and 'keep it
up all winter and spring. These should
ite separated from tiie others, and
bred from exclusively.
Tho largest ingredients in eggs aie
lime, nitrogen, and phosphoric acid,
Wo huve found that green bonns,
wliich have been hitherto thrown
away, are the best and cheapest egg
making material extant; and now
know that this is because bones are
rich in albumen, phosphate of lime
and phosphoric acid. In short, actual
waste has lieen converted into eggs
commanding a high price.
It Is true that all which is consumed by the fowls comes from the
farm, whether the birds procure it
themselves or receive it from the
hand of the owner, but turkeys are
Insect destroying birds, and the
larger share of tiieir food Is composed of insects and seeds, while
geeso are partial to young nnd tender weeds, purslaino being one of
their delicacies. Thus thoy use that
which Ik of no worth, und serve as
useful scavengers; and nil this goes
to market iu the end as very desirable meat.
Farmers who are most successful
with poultry do not confine themselves to ouo kind, but often try their
hand with hens, turkeys, ducks, geese
aud .even guineas. They can thus
produce most at loast cost. Nu
enterprising poultryninn* will attempt tu make It pay ' with other
thun the pure breeds, it. costs no
mom to koep the bust. Quality
bring-* the best prices. Hemi'i'ilber
that bed will nut make quality.
There is nothing to prevent overy
farmer making a profit un poultry, If
he takes advantage of variety and
Bofore*Shipping dressed poultry it
should bo dry nnd cold, but uot
frozen. Pack snugly iu packages ol
from 100 to 200 pounds, and put
but one kind of fowls In a package;
.jjiark the kind and weight on each
package and direct plainly. Be careful to so. place in the box that tho
carcasses wilt not bo all out of shape
upun arrival.
Consumption can be cured by the
use of Shiloh'a Cure. This great cough
cure Is tho only known remedy for
tliat terrible disease.
London bakers are all selling bread
for 4 cents per two-pound loaf, although they claim that bread cannot be sold at that figure and leave
a margin to pay the coBt of delivery. The drop was caused by one
firm cutting the price from 5 to 4
" Busily at Work."*
bout and shoe shop of Jlr. John Toull,
King street west, and on entering the
building tho reporter found " Father
Toull,'- us he is familiarly known in
town, busily at work ou a pair of
shoes Tor one of his many customers,
at tho same time humming over to
himself the time of a cherished hymn,
for, by tho way, in his younger days
Mr. Toull was considered a gooil local
preacher among the Methodists of this
section, and frequently filled the pulpits of somo of our local churches in
tho pastors absence, and he still loves
to sing, preach or expostulate on
somo Scripture theme or favorite
hymn. The reporter "was cordially
received, and on making known his
business', the old mans countenance
brightened and his eyes sparkled
with delight. It was'interesting to
noto the fervency with which he volunteered, as lie said, for the sake of
humanity, to tell what he could of
Ilia enflo, and we will let It bo told
In Ids own words. Ilo said:
" For twenty years I was subject
to heart trouble and could get no relief, although I hnd tried almost every tiling thnt' kind friends recommended to me. My family physician
would sometimes give me some medicine that would help ine for a short
time, but without permanent benefit.
He told me I might drop dead at any
moment, and I tell you I expected
to do so on many occasions. I had
heard of Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills when
they first came out, but I had used so
many remedies that I just about lost
faith in everything of that kind, and
had become resigned to my fate.
However, I came In contact with so
many that had used Pink Pills, and
who assured me that they had been
benefited by their use, that ut last
I decided to give them a trial nlso,
and several years ago I commenced
taking them. I continued their use
until I had taken eight boxes, nnd
I am now happy to say that I liavo
never had a symptom of the disease
since, and I am convinced that by
the blessing of Cod, Pink Pills cured
me. I might also say thnt last fall
I was attacked with rheumatism,
which became so bad that I could
scarcely walk from my work to thc
house, nnd for a long time I could
not get out to church. I tried a number of things recommended to me,
but received no good from their use,
ho I said to myself one day, Pink
Pilla did me so much good boi'ore for
my heart trouble, I'll try them again,
so I gave them another fair trial,
with."the result that the rheumatism
hns all gone out of my bones, nnd I
have not been troubled a bit with It
since. Everyone," said the old man,
us he waxed warm over the thought
of his happy experience," who knows
old Father Toull, knows that what lift
tells la the truth." After thanking
Mr. Toull for his kindness" and courtesy, the report"!' left the shup with
the same opinion as to the truth of
his statements, and impressed with
the belief that from his ruggd, hearty
appearance and cheerful disposition,
the old gentleman is still good for
many yeara of a healthful, contented
Dr. Wlllianu- Pink I'ills are the
greatest blood builder and nerve restorer known to medical science, nnd
cure when all other remedies fall- If
not kept by your dealer they will be
sent post paid on receipt of 00 cents
a box or six boxes for $2.50, by addressing the Dr. Williams Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont., or Schenectady,
N. Y. Get the genuine ; Imitations and
substitutes are worthless���purhaps
The Bteamer La Champagne, two
days overdue, has arrived at New
MK.tr A-i A FK_tTII.17.Kl'.
"any   l'Unt*-   Thrive    Hurprlfllii-flT    on J ��
Flesh Diet.
It has been proven time and again
that the so-called "cannibal plants,'"
of which the Venus fly trail is the
type, nro much more healthy whon
allowed tlielr regular insect food than
when they ara reared under netting
or In any other manner whicli excludes them from their regular meat
diet. Tlie above Is au oddity of itself, especially when we consider the
fact that there is a certain school oi
botanists which tuuehe**-* cannibal
plants mako no uae whatever of the
insect prey captured by thom, Imt it
Is nothing compared with the bold assertion made Iiy FranClB Darwin. That
noted gentleman bravely meets the
"vegetarian botanists' with the assertion that all kinds and classes of
plants, whether known ns meat-eaters
ur nut, bear more and heavier fruits
nnd seeds when fed on moats than
thoso that arc not allowed a flesh
diet. Ik* grew two lots, comprising
various varieties ofi the different
common plants. One lot was regularly fed (through their roots, of
course), with pure Juices compressed
from meat, the other with water and
tho various fertilizers. The final figures on thiu odd experiment proved
that the plant's "which were fed pure
meat juice bore 108 fruits of the different kinds, while tho unfed plantfi
of the same number and original condition bore but. 71. Also, thnt tlie
pampered plants bore 2-10 seeds to
every 100 borne by tho plants that
were not given a chance to gratify
cannthnlis.ttc tnates. This is certainly
a discovery worthy of much careful
study and extensive experiment.
ISSUE NO. 1 1896.
She was refined, intelligent und not
bad looking, but somehow she never
seemed to tnke with the gentlemen.
They didn't like her listless ways;
they said she hadn't any "snap"
about her. Poor girl I she was suffering from functional Irregularities, and
It was actually impossible fur her to
take much Interest iu anything. But
a change camo. Ono day she heard uf
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, She
procured a bottle, and sho had not
taken half its contents when she felt
like another woman. Now she is In
the enjoyment of perfect health, and
lias suitors by the score. ISo woman
need suffer from functional irregularities and weaknesses. The " Favorite
Proscription" is a safe nnd certain
cure for all the weaknesses to which
women are peculiarly subject.
Dr. Pierce'a Pellets cure constipation, biliousness, indigestion and headache.  Ono a doeo.
In replying to uny of these advertisements, please mention this
A Wide Range.
A preparation which
enriches and purifies the
blood and assists nature
in repairing wasted tissue
must have a wide range
of usefulness.
Such a preparation is
Scott's Emulsion of Cod-
liver Oil with Hypophos-
phites of Lime and Soda.
The uses of Scott's Emulsion are not confined to
wastingdiseases.like consumption, scrofula or
anaemia. They embrace
nearly all those minor ailments associated with
loss of flesh.
Scott ii Bo��no, Belleville     50c, and *!.
Know What You Chew
A  rtose by any  other  name    would
smell as sweet,
As  truly would, I   ween, a    dozen
such ;
Hut just to mako the sentiment complete,
A  rose by any other name would
cost as much.
Be sure and use that old and well-
tried remedy, Mrs. Winsluw\s Soothing Syrup for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays nil pain, cures wind colic and
ts tlio best remedy for diarrhoea. 215
cents a bottle.
-Millions of men 'keep asking for stimulants becauso the nervous system Is
constantly Irritated by nicotine
poison. Chewing or smoking destroys
manhood and norvo power. It's not a
habit, but a disease, and you will find
a guaranteed cure In No-To-Bac, sold
by druggists everywhere. Book free.
The Sterling Remedy Co., No. .174 St.
Paul street, Montreal.
lover who lost lier by being    a
slow body,
Who imagined    that    nothing their
passions could squelch;
It's easy for him to proclaim lier   a
Tho moment that she's Mrs. Somebody Else.
Nerviline���nerve pain care���ls a positive and nn almost instantaneous
remedy for external, Internal or local
pains. The most active remedy hitherto known falls far short of Nerviline for potent power In the relief of
nerve pain.  A trial will demonstrate,
THR AERMOTOR CO. COM hall the tfoM*.
wlmiinUI tuiBluess, tHjcitise It lias rc-iiiuul iimmt w
��ilW power to I/O what It was.,. It lias many Iran,!,
houses, Bin! Bil[ij.llt'9 Us iriKK.ii and rc*i*tli���
. rdoor.  It oau and doea furoiitia
��� butter article tor twa mono) tlmo
'nuinifi   Jt ni;.,ii-i i-iji-��� -..   nnd
lUeart-d, Steel, Oalvniiiafil-iiinr
'0oill|il'.tlui|    Windmill-     J***,;;,-..
FIXi'il Btoi'l Tinv-T-i,SI.'i'l U-lKttHI
aa Stool Feed Gutters and I'wjo
, (irlinlorn   Onnpiilln-tion n -.ni mint one
_    at these artli:l-\s Mint It will fuml-1, mm
. 1st at 1/-.I Ui�� ii-uai price,    ii nix-] limkoi
aud Fumpaot nil kluth.   Bend f*-i < atalng-ie
'i Itth, Rockwell aod Fillmore Strwti, *. i ;..:;.���
Toronto and Stratford, Out. DNQUK8TI0N
ahIjY the loading commercial schools of tho
ADA. Moderate rates. Stud-guts admitted at
any timo. Write to either acliool /or circulars
Mention thin paper. SHAW & ELLIOTT
If free from Injurious coloring.
The more you use of It tht
better you like it.
I. TUCKITT a ���ONS CO., iT-h
Hamilton, out.
FJ.OIUD.V LANDS of extraordinary
fertility ; licnltliy location; lmmenae
profits on winter-grown vegetable.
shipped to northern markets. No
clearing, drainage or Irrigation needed. Low prices ; em-j* terms.���W. J.
Kenton, 24)3 Church street, Toronto.
10,000  ACRES
Ot the besb lands In Michigan, at from 13 to
peracre. Sltuat-ediu tour counties ou and near
tho Michigan Central, Detroit, Alpena & Loon
Lake Railways,
Now tn the time to buy  '
AddroaR K. M. Pierce, West Bay City, -Mich
or       J. W. Curtis, Whittemore,' Mloh.
To sell Josiah Allen's Wife's new book
Territory a signed,
Write at o
CASH PAID, or tableware, hotlBfr
hold and farmers' supplies given In
exchange at wholesale prices, for all
liiruiH of raw furs, viz,: Miiekrat, mink,
raccoon, skunk, fox, etc. Consignments solicited, large or small. Good
reliable men wanted to buy and sell
for us. The Queen Silverware Company, Montreal, Que.
Karl's Clorer Root Tea parities the
blood ami gives a -olear and beautiful
GUIIES WHLIIt All. 03 H!t&.
I Boat CuukIi Syrup.  Tastes Good. Uao
tl Richmond Btreet west
$150 For an Old Canadian Stamp,
Every Canadian stump used between, HI**
and 1885 is valuable and worth from toe. to-llo-0
ench. I bay anyquantity.on the originaloovert
preferred; also all oilier Kinds of Htumpa,
particularly thoae oolleoted SB v*1*��� ago.  Send
for prlre ]U tO C. A. NBKD1IAM, DM Main
Street Ka *t, Hamilton, Ont,
oririoaU envelopes of the dates 1881 to 1H7U with
postage stampa thereon will get good priecK for
the Rtampr* by applying to Box 1U5. Hamilton
AGENTS WANTED everywnere to
sell patent elastic collar staya lor
llannel shirts; over 2B.O0O sold In
Maine alono; big prollt lor agents ;
send 25c for sample and lull particulars. W. S. Keenc, box 844 Lewiston.
Maine. **���
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11 111 PEW. I
-J. -t*
A stands for    Amnion,  mighty    and
And tlio ll's Beresinn,  on Muscovy s
Tlie placid Charles river will lit Ior
tho C,
*Wliilo the beautiful Danube is ready
for D.
Tiie V, Is thc Elbe, ia Deutchland fnr
And tho first K,  I   find, strange to
say, Is tho Forth.
The great river Ganges, cau go for
the ((,
And for II the bluo Hudson will cer-
1        tainly be.
Tho .quaint Irrawaddy for I has IW
And tho J is the limpid and beautiful James.
TJio K is for Kama, I know in a
And the I* is for Lolro and the pro-
siicrous Llffey.
For M we havo plenty to choose from
and well,
Thero's the noble Missouri, the gen-
tlo Moselle,
F-or the N wo have Nile, and the Onion is O,
While for P you can choose the gray
Pruth or the Po.
Tiio Q Is Ior Quinnebnug one ol our
But the K comes to front with tho
llhlno and the Rhone.
For tho   S there's tho   Shannon,   a
beautiful stream,
And thc T is the Tiber, where Homo
reigns supreme.
Tho Urul, I   think, will with D quite
And tlio turbulent Volga will lit Ior
tho V.
The Ws Weser,  and Xenil  is X.
' (You mny find it spelled with a J to
Then Ior Y,  Yang-tse-KInng  is simple and easy,
And to end the  long  list 'with  a Z
tnke Znmbeil.
Tlio teacher ol a primary school |ln
the mission- read " The Old Oaken
Bucket' to tha little tots, and '.explained It to them very carefully, says
tho San Francisco Post. Then she
asked thom to copy the firat stanza
from the blackboard and illustrate
them ns the artists illustrate a
story In the dally papers. One little
girl handed in her verse with several
Ilttlo dots lictween two ol tho line*
a circle, ball a dozen dots und three
'* Lizzie, I don't understand this,",
said the teacher. " What is that
" Oh, that's tho well."
" And why have jou Ihrie tuckets V
" Ouo 1& the. oaken bucket, ono Is
tho iron-bound bucket, ' and tho
other is the bucket that hangs in the
"Thon what Ere all thoso littio
dots ?"���
" Why, those nre! tho loved spots
which my infancy knew.'"
The "spineret " or web machine ol
the common garden spider, ls nn object worthy ol tho careful study ot
every owner ol a microscope. It
consists of four united masses, ench
pierced by a multitude ol holes, the
openings being Imperceptible to the
naked eye. These Bevernl holes each
permit the passage of a single thread.
Some Idea of the infinitesimal fineness of these threads may be gained
-when It ls known that the spiders
web as we see It ls made up ol upward of 4,000 minute webs, 1,000 from
each of tbe lour spineret masses, These
4,000 separate threads unite at the
chain owning ol the splnaret, making tho single Hlnmemt from which
the spider spins its web.���St. Louis
"Order! Order I" cr ed tho teacher;
But the naughty thing was done,
Eddie rubbod out Tommle's lesson
And the light had Just begun.
Little chubby hands wero clinching
Jackets torn nnd rumpled hair;
They could never sit together,
They were such a naughty pair.
So tho teacher straightway stood
In tho corner with high caps-
Ami two littio outstretched palms,
From hor ruler, got ten slaps.
" Now, then, tell mo all tho trouble,"
Said tlio teacher, at recess;
But tliey both talked loud together.
Each ono anxious to confess.
" Hush    now,   children,"    snid   tho
" Let Eddie speak one at a time" ;
Sn Eddie's answer, all defiance,
" Turn   said his    ma uz   prcttloi-'n
" Gentlemen, you do not uso your
faculties of observation," said an old
professor, addressing his class and a
Medical  Record writer.
Hero ho pushed lorward a gallipot
containing a chemical of exceedingly
offensive smell,
" When I was a student," ho continued, "i used my seuso of taste,"
and with that he dipped his linger in
tho gallipot and theu put his finger
in his mouth.
"Tasto it, gentlemen, taste It," said
tho professor, " and exercise your
perccptlvo laculties."
The gallipot was pushed toward tho
reluctant class, ouo by onc. Tho
student,! reeblutcly dipped their lingers
into tho concoction, and, with many
a wry laco, sucked tho abomination
Irom tholr lingers.
" Gentlemen, gentlemen," said tho
prolossor, "I must repeat that you do
not uso your laculties of observation
ior had you looked more closely at
what I was doing, you would have
seen that tho linger which I put in
my mouth was not the linger I
dipped  in  tho gallipot."
I know a lunuy story about a dog
I hnve seen.
His master traiued him to bring
his shoes to him every day.
One day the gentleman went with
his dog to an hotel, where almost
everyone put his shoes outside his
door to be blacked.
In the morning no one hnd n   shoe.
The dog had carried evory pair lato
his master's room nnd piled them up
beside his bed.
Mollio had been to church for the
first time, nnd on her return homo
her grandmother asked her what she
thought ol It. **I liked it very much,"
she replied, "but thero was oae thing
I didn't tlibik was lair." "What was |
that, dear V" "Why, ono man did nil'
tho work, end then another man dime
around  and  got   all tho money."
Mother���Children, have you said
your prayers'! Tilly���Yes, mammal
"You wero very quick about, it." "I
prayed one-half nnd Daisy tlio other."
"Well, Willie," asked grandma,
"have you hud all the dinner you
want?" "Nome," answered tho truthful little boy, "but I have hud nil I
can eat."
Johnnie���Mamma, aro twins doubles
or halves? Mamma���Why, doubles, of
course, darling. Aren't you and your
brother Tom two wholo dear boys ?
You are not hall boys. Haven't you
two round curly heads ? ' Johnnie-
Well, we may be doubles on heads,
but we're halves on apples.
Tommy���Papa, is Mr. Browne a cannibal? Papa���A cannibal? What do
you mean, Tommy? Tommy���Well, I
heard you say the other day that he
lived on his friends.
Daughter (reading letter)���But, pa,
dear, in this last word you put a
letter too much. Pa (self-made, and
not a bit of pride about him)���'Ave
I, dear ? Never mt-nd; I dare sny I've
left one out in some other word, so
that'll square it.
"Yohr hair ain't wet," said little
Tommlc to Mr. Flyer, who had called
at the Yerger mansion. "No, ol course;
what made you think my hair was
wet ?" he asked, very much surprised.
"I heard pa tell ma that you couldn't
keep your head above water."
KeU-fion-, Fanatics Wbo Make Hxchangea
of Marital Partners.
Delaware |Iospatcli says: At
Brldgville, ln this State, a band ol
negroes, numbering 200, has been organised after the methods employed
by the Sanctified Band of Chlnco-
teague Island, which was broken up
some time ago.
They adhere to the belief of their
white brethren of Chlncoteague, particularly with respect to the two-
by-two study of the Bible, and the exchange ol husbands and wives. Last
Sunday tho band held an unusually
large meeting at tho home ot a member. The services began early In the
morning and continued until lato at
night, with scarcely an Intermission.
The negroes shouted, sang and prayed In a perfect frenzy of religious enthusiasm. The exchanging of husbands and wives, although generally
acquiesced ln, has caused' trouble In
several Instances nnd tlireats of murder havo resulted.
When a man wants another wife,
or a woman another husband, they
repair alone to tho woods and pray,
and It Is a curious fact that almost
Invariably the prayer ls answered by
the appearance of the desired husband
or wife. The leader of tbe band ls
James Williams, over six feet tall
and weighing 200 pounds. He Is an
exhorter of considerable power and
makes many converts.
To make a good tartar sauce take
one-halt gill of olive oil, four teaspoonfuls ot vinegar, ope level teaspoonful ol mustard, one-hall teaspoonful ol salt, one-eighth teaspoonful of pepper, one-fourth teaspoonful
of onion juice, one-hulf teaspoonful ot
minced capers, one-half teaspoonful of
minced cucumber pickles nnd the yolk
of one egg. Beat the egg, salt, pepper and mustard together until thick
and light; then add the oil, a few
drops at a time, beating alter each
addition of oil until all ls used, As
the sauce thickens add a few drops
of vinegar. When the sauce is smooth
and thick stir tn the minced pickltt
and capers. Tliis sauco may be served with many kinds of breaded, fried
and broiled fish or meat.
Graham Hour will mako an excellent und Inexpensive plum pudding. To
prepare it place In a dish a heaping
cupful ol grnlinm Hour und ndd to it
ono cup of milk nnd a pinch ol salt.
Dissolve ono teaspoonful of soda In a
cup of molasses, aud add to It the
flour mixture 'with ono beaten egg
and one large cup of raisins seeded
and cut ia half, and spinas to suit
tlio taste. Turn Into a buttered mould
nnil steam ouo and one-half hours.
Servo with tho following sauce: Hull
together ono cup of sugar*, the same
quantity of water and tho yellow rind
of hull a lemon Ior twenty-five minutes ; then take out the rind and add
a hall cup ol sherry or Madeira, and
it is ready to serve.
Mrs. Strongmind���Men think they
aro guod reasoncrs, and yet every
man Judges all women by ills wife.
Mr. S.���Womou don't reason that
"I should say not."
"No, Indeed. Every woman Judges
her husband by the worst things'she
hears about other women's husbands.'
Tlio American press, with  two or
three notable exceptions, stands    by
the President,���Rochester Herald.
"He's a slave who dare not be
In tho right with two or three."
Mr. Dan. J.  McDonald, son ol  tho
lato Col.    James McDonald, formerly
of tho Glen, Wllllamstown, Glongnrry
county, dropped- dead from honrt failure while returning   homo   Irom    a
neighbor's the other day.
William Irwin, of Wolfe island, was
drowned on Friday whilo removing
fish from nets set ln tho St. Lawrence
Captain Vetrio is Not Affected by
 theDeadlieBt of Drugs.
Devoupi Them all With Avidity���Can 11 hm
.    on Porcelain. Though It la Too Hard to
U& Masticate���BlaekWeU'i Ialaml   Patleot
Who Makes a Plnenshlon of Himself.
Thnt queer physical specimen
known to the medical Iraternlty of
Europe as Captain Vetrio, says the
New York Journal, astounded a Jury
composed of several ii the most
eminent physicians of New York lust
Tuesday nttornoon. 11a defied nil the
laws of nature by swallowing suffl-
cleat poison, eating enough glass und
common paving stone to destroy 20
fqniilios, and was ns easy alter it
all as If he had Just consumed a soft-
boiled egg.
Thc private inspection was arranged by the Journal, and in order
to make the test thorough and beyond dispute several of the more prominent medical men were invited to
test the poisons aud observe carefully
the taking of tho drugs uud the ul-
ter effects. The meeting took place
at the Madison Avenue Hotel, on
Madison avenue and Fifty-eighth
street. Previous to the gathering ull
the drugs thut the iiuninn marvel
agreed to consume were purchased
by a Journal representative in open
mnrket. The following articles were
From Chemist Wlchelns, No. 11)8
Greenwich street���Rough on rats (arsenic), indigo, copper vitriol, iron
chrome kuli. From Elmer & Amend,
Eighteenth street and Third avenue-
Phosphorus, verdigris.
To this death-dealing mass was added several bunches ol common sulphur, matches nnd a section of pnv-
ing stone, picked up in the street, several porcelain plates, two ordinnry
drinking glasses, a lot ol coa" and
coke and a box ol printers' ink, possibly the most nauseous compound
ever placed upon the market.
At 4 o'clock the physicians present
seated themselves in a semi-circle
about the awful feast in such a way
that every movement of tlie poison
eater could be observed. Vetrio stood
ln a cleared space away Irom the
table, under a strong electric light
and not four feet from the medical
"Gentlemen,*' he remarked, Ilnally,
"on what shnll I begin? I have no
choice or nny order of consumption.
You name tho article nnd I will begin."
The physicians' heads went together
Ior a moment and then Dr. Goel-st
snid: "Try that glase." He pointed
to the drinking glasses, hist such ns n
gentleman hns thrust at him when he
remarks "The same." The glasses
had been broken Into several pieces.
Without a moment's hesitation Captain Vetrio picked up the plate ol
glass. Dij. Walker, of Georgia, selected a piece, and the strange meal
was begun. Tlie human ostrich bit oil
a piece about an Inch aad a held
square, held it for a moment between
his lips, and then crunched It Into a
mass. The teeth crunching the brittle stuff made a nerve-trying sound
that could be heard out in tbe hallway. Captain Vetrio shot out his
tongue. It was covered with a whitish, glittering substance, the glass
crunched Into a thousand tiny bits.
Then he gulped, and when his tongue
and mouth were again inspected all
was gone. Another, a third, and then
a lourth piece of glass went the same
way. To prove conclusively that nothing was left In his mouth Vetrio
drank water sullicient to satisfy the
Jury. When the water was tnken
Irom his lips It wns crlmBon. Thc
glass had cut his mouth slightly.
"That's very unusual," he remarked.
I've been eating glass for seven years
and have cut mysell only a few times."
"Has It had no effect? Have you
nover suffered from internnl hemorr-
hnge ?"
"Never," answered Vetrio.
"Whnt Is the largest quantity of
glass you have indulged in nt one
time ?"
"A hnlf of n qunrt chnmpngne bottle."
Even the medical men were stnrtled
by the statement. An ordinary brown
flower-pot, such ns stands on many
a window sill, and can bo found in a
thousnnd gardens of Ncw York, wns
next nttacked, nnd Vetrio went on
eating until the physicians expressed
themselves ns satisfied.
"That's easy compared to this," he
remarked, picking up a piece of the
heavy porcelain plate. It was about
a quarter of an inch thick,
"You will observe," snid Vetrio,
that I blto with the teeth on the leit
side of the Jaw, 1 started la with
thom, and I find tliat they aro the
strongest, but t ean innstlcato with
both sides of my Jaw."
Wlth theso words he placed the
porcelain between tlie two rows of
white ivory, strained until his Ince
grew a beet-red, and then���Crunch 1
The teeth had gone through t-ie piece
of plate, and everyone's molars went
on edge as ho munched tx bit about the
size of a silver dollar.
"What teeth I" was tho ecstatic
murmur of Dr. Bergman, ono of the
dental authorities o.  the metropolis],
Aftor this coal and charcoal woro
conslderod easy, hut Vetrio tried a hit
of ench to leat1 np to tho paving stone.
Then lio cr-neuniOd a formidable chunk
of tha*. rinsed his mouth out thorough! ai tl am: mnci 1 h'ni6''lf In readiness ior    '0 _   'sons.
It wns decided that ho should try
the matches lirst. A bottlo of beer
was brought Irom tin hotel cafe. Into
half a glass of beer tlie man with the
copper Interior , n box of matches
and stirred the mess until tbo sulphur
heads wero dissolved. It wns a dose
sullicient to sicken the -��� rongest man
If not to placo his llie ;i danger. Just
what It tasted liko i be gathered
from Captain Vetrio'- ..inoouveiing
Just beforo he tossed it off. Tle drew
a long breath first, and after !t pus
down called fcr water " Quick 1
Then n mixture of 'kerosene und taw-
dust was fired. When the flame went
out the cooked compound followed the
rest down his throat.
Two Indies of tallow candle were
next disposed of, and then n lump ol
sulphate of iron was crushed nnd
mixed with sulphla nnd water. This
is a mixture that the physicians were
unanimous would iu nlnety-nino cases
out of a hundred close tho earthly
career of the average man. Then a
lump of blue vitriol that was mixed
with it a moment later would have
made it an absolute certainty.
In nnother mnnicnt he was preparing
a sandwich of bread and printers' iak.
The black, sticky mass wa.s spread on
a, slice of bread aliout un eighth of aa
inch thick, aud that man ate the foul
mixture as If ho enjoyed it.
"Try thorough mi rats," said someone.
" Certainly," replied Vetrio. " r want
to iuld, though, that 1 have never
used this stuff before I camo to this
country three weeks ngo. I don't
know how, much I enn stand."
" It's arsanlc. you know,*' warned i'r.
" I 'know thnt, so I'll ouly tako a
This ls the dose thnt hns sent many
an unfortunate on tho long journey,
and severnl of the medlcnl board were
evidently anxious nbout tho result. Bo*
lore nnyone spoke, however, Vetrio
placed tho poison on a piece of bread
and munched contentedly.
In thc centre of the table stood n
small bottle containing six sticks ol
something that might have been
candy or wax candles. They were
preserved in water.
" Phosphorous,*' said Vetrio, passing
it around.
Everyone, including C. P. Halptn,
the famous analytical chemist, who
was present, agreed that it was the
deadly poison nnd plenty of it. The
bottlo would have done for a platoon.
Cnptnln Vetrio picked up a pair ol
tongs, lished out a stick ol phosphorous and bit ofl an Inch of the stuff.
He slipped the remainder back into
the bottlo ol water, as It was already
beginning to smoke. Two minutes
later he bit oil a second piece. His
mouth was a luminous cave. It was
convincing beyond doubt, and the
physicians looked at the man ln wonder. Vctrio's thin, pale lace was as
calm as If he were waiting lor a street
Where were you born ?" asked one
of the amazed.
" Chicago," replied Captain Vetrio.
Over In tho Incurable Hospital on
Blackwell's Island lives a veritable
human pincushion���not tho kind they
have In dlmo museums, but a man who
Is absolutely Insensible to pain. The
driving of tucks into the Ilesh ol Thos.
W, Vreeland only makes him smile.
He experiences no sensation other
than amusement at the consternation
displayed by the spectators. When an
eminent M. D. toys with the eyeballs
of tho only painless man Sir. Vreeland
seoms flattered at tho attentiou from
ono so distinguished, nnd when they
Jab daggers through tho fleshy part of
his arm the pincushion says not a
This peculiar patient ls a carpenter
sixty years of age. He was burn lu
New York city, and worked here at
his trade until he became an Inmate
of the almshouse, about five years
ago. Ono day last summer Dr. 1). Le
Roy Culver, house surgeon of the Incurable Hospital, had bis attention
drawn to the painless man ln a rather
peculiar manner.
" How did I first discover that I
had no paiu?" said Vreeland in response to a question. " Well, It was
entirely by accident. About a year
ago I sat dowa to sew up a rent ln
the leg of my trousers. As the tear
was la a handy place, just above the
knee, I did not remove the garment.
I sewed up the rent good and strong,
and thought I had done a fine Job
ol needlework until I gov ready lor
bed that night.
"Then I lound that I had sewed
the breeches fast to myself without
knowing it. All the stitches had to
bo ripped out before I could go to
bed, and my Job ot tailoring had to
be dono over again the next day."
And the painless man chuckled as he
thought of the Joke on himself.
Dr, Culver then took a pin and
pushed It deeply into the cnlf of Vree-
lund's leg.
" Go ahead ; you can't hurt me,"
the patient cheerlully remarked.
In turn the pin was burled
la the wrist, neck, cheek and lore-
head of tho living cushion, to his
evident enjoyment. As a final test
tho eyeball cxperlmont was tried,
but It hud no moro effect than tbe
others. Tho patient positively refused to Icol any pnln.
"They can do anything they like-
break a leg or pour hot metal down
my back, 1 won't (eel it," said Vreeland. " I Uko to havo tho doctors experiment with me, becauso my enso
puzzles them so much. How do I (col ?
Oh, Just like other men In regard to
tho rest of my senses. Now nnd then
I have spells of melancholia, so I
take my cuncs nud walk about the
yard.     Then I   leel better,
" Chewing tobacco Is my great
pleasure. I've used the weed lu that
form ever sinco I was a little boy,
hut I don't suppose I ever bought
three cigars In my life. I'm a house
carpenter nnd builder und always
mnde good pay until tho first symptoms of this troublo camo on, about
twclvo years ugo. Sinco thon 1
haven't been much good, though I
did a little carpenter work In tho
shop lioro after being admitted. My
legs bother mo so that I can't stand
still very long, but must keep moving."
The tactile sense of tho patient Is
tho samo as In a healthy man. As
Vreeland sat with his eyes shut, Dr.
Culver touched him lightly hero nnd
there with the tip ol a finger. Ench
touch wns accurately located as soon
ns made.
JIr. F. E. Brown nnd family, of
Montreal, were found Insensible yesterday morning, nnd only recovered
with dilliculty. It is supposed to be
a caso of poisoning.
The French Budget Committee haa
confirmed the arrangement for the
ncw submnrine cublo from Bre��t to
New York.
The one mistake tbe 'Powers made
waa in not taking counsel with ..he-
editor uf the Buffalo Expross.,
The Cincinnati courts hnve decided
that palace car companies are responsible for the safety of property
left In charge of Its porters on the
Chicago Judges don't want wigs and
gowns. They don't tbink powdered
and curled hair and silk dresses would
make them any more Impartial or
Cripple Creek mining boom does not
Involve as uracil money oa thc stock
sales might lead people to believe.
Host of the deals are on the basis of
5 to 15 por cent, of the nominal values.
The gold stt cks fa.lie ia largely speculative.
There are not lacking Indications
that thv' Washington Jingoes are casting nbout for something soft to fall
upon. Already tlio Washington Hnr
professes to regard Salisbury's refusal
to submit the case tn arhltratioa as
" a concession to American opinion."
According to native papers a bill is
to b2 submitted to the Japanese Parliament subsidizing regular lines of
steamers to America, Australia,
Europe, Vladivoetoek and China.
Japan is launching out and the subsidies to bo voted will ' aggregate
about 1,C0:>,000 yen.
Rev. Dr. McGregor, of Woodstock,
takes a position on the question ot
the Stato teachlag of religion that
will appeal to broad-minded, honest
men, who are willing to allow to
others thc freedom of conscience they
demand themselves. More power to
his elbow!
Adelung says tliere are 3,424 known
languages and dialects in the world,.
yet how inadequate is language to
thc expression of the feelings of the
man who involuntarily site down od
tliat glossy cement pavement and
sees belated stars bespangle the firmament while his teeth snap an accompaniment 1
If wc knew those Yankees who are
boiling over to have war with Britain
as well as we know the Canadians
who go ubout witli a chip on" their
shoulder breathing forth hatred of
our neighbors- we should probably find
they were much of a 'kind���noisy' and
valorous with tlulr mouths, in making
ill feeling, but swift of foot and stilt
of tongue In the rush for shelter when
trouble begins.
Everyone for himself, and the old
boy take the hindmost. The Philadelphia Common Council has boen debating the question of employing a
chaplain to open the meetings with
prayer. One of the members, Thomas
Mehnn. the well-known gardener and
writer, said: "I nm opposed to "the
resolution because I think that every
member should pray, for himself, and
not shuffle the awful responsibility off
on some other man, praying at the
public expense. Let us take five
minutes at the opening of each session, and every fellow pray for himself."
Criticising Flnerty-Chandler-Lodge
style of jourmilism, which the Toronto
Week has set up for a model the St.
TJiomas Journal Is very severe on It
for printing "such stuff '��� as the letter or Mr. R. E. Land, fn which he
prophesies war with tho States and
the co'.Inpso of tho Republic. After
quoting from tho letter It says, "The
man who writes such nonsense ns this,
and tho man who prints It with np-
probation, nro enemies of their country ami ot tho race.'* Nothing but
goro can wasli out, such an affront
as that! Whilo "Col.' Land Is
grinding an edge o.i bis big sword and
Kiropplrig his howlo knife on his bootleg the Journal man had hrtt'*r tako
to the swamps.
Writing from San Francisco, a correspondent of tho Scottish-American.
Now York, thus protests against
"this looso talk of war with which
tho ml ud of Young America is now
being saturated. Earliest Impressions aro always tho most lasting,
j nnd if our children arc to lie taught
that war between Great Britain
aud the I'nited States ls inevitable,
nnd only a matter of time, it wilt
need but a very small spark to some
day klndlo such a devouring flame
rts will stop tho progress of thc world
Indefinitely, not to speak of the bitter and ineffaceable memories engendered, and further lead to the posslblo
utter stagnation of Christianity and
all for which It stands sponsor."
But what do thoso who Indulge in
sueh jingoism caro nbout "Christianity " or morality 1 To them they
nro but parts of tho garb of respect*
ability In which they masquerade
whilo appealing to tho basest instincts of tho depraved and demoralized  for political support. LATE LOOAI-B.
Dr. Jeffs returned Monday (yesterday.) ���
\V. E. Drake, of Vancouver, returned
Linen Collars all styles nnd prices at 3
for 25c. Simon leiser.
Mrs. C. Symons, -if Vancouver, is a
guest ot" Mrs. J. S. Kendall,
2000 pairs of ladies fine shoes Kan $1.
up Simon LEISER.
Mr! A. Grant returned Sunday from a
few days visit to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Grieve, up the Settlement.
A Uree importation of crockery just
arrived at Mel'hee & Moore's.
The passenger couch has arrived and
will be run in connection with thu Joan.
If you want to save half on men's,
women's and Children's Boots, Shoes,
and Slippers you must buy at l-angman's
The rainfall in Union for the year
ending Dec. 31st, 1895, was *J7_ inches.
The summer however was a dry one.
Selling off! What? Why everything
in the store of T. D. McLean, is going
for the next 30 days at your own orices.
A Chinaman, troubled with dropsy w_s
taken to the hospital Saturday evening
and died Sunday evening.
Mrs Kendall is still selling off her
stock of millinery at less than cost tn
make room lor her new spring stock.
The Wardens of Trinity church acknowledge with thanks $22.60 from lhe
mysterious musicians, to be devoted to
the building fund.
The only person now under arrest here
in connection with the bomb throwing
affair at Wellington in 1894, is George
Graham. His case has been remanded
for a few days.
There will be a character concer'
given on the 15th and 17th of February.
As this will be a novel entertainment,
keep your money for it. Look out for
progiamme next week.
Just arrived���a large stock of hardware
such as axes, crosscut saws, peveys, frees
adies, broad axes, locks, etc., at McPhee
& Moore's.
Lecture Wednesday evening, Ji.n. 29th
at Presbyterian church, by kev. A. li.
Winchester, Victoria's peerless orator.
Admission free.   Collection.
All members of Comox Lodge, No. 5,
K. of C, are requested to attend at thc
Hall, Comox, on Saturday, February 8th,
at 8 o'clock p.m. Business of great
imporunce.-S. CREECH, D.D.GC.
Attention is called to the ad of M. J.
Henry, of Vancouver. He is a thoroughly reliable dealer. Will people never
le.irn not to put confidence in irresponsible travelling agents?
Mrs. Wm. O'Dell is prepared to give
organ and pianoforte les-nns, both vocal
and instrumental, to elementary and advanced pupils.
0. A. McBsirj _; O
D. MacQiiilUn, manager   for   British i
Columbia, 0! the Dominion liuiiding ana j
L.uhii Association, left on Friday morning
for his h.11110 in Vancouver.
Lost between Mr. McKim's dwelling
and his store, a Gold Bind Ring with
raised monogram, J. J. Mc. Regard, of
live dollars will be paid to tinder.
A letter from Rev. A. Fraser, San
Pedro, Cal., indicates what so many of
our readers will be glad to learn, that
both he and his family arc well the
weather there he says, is its bright, warm
and sunny now as in the middle of July.
To clear 500 men's fancy laundered
shirts with collars and cuff, at 45c. worth
The interior ofthe post 0 ffice is being
changed for the better. The space lor
the public i*. wholly in Irani, affording
ample room. The new letier boxes have
arrived, and anyone desjring the great
convenience of a P 0. Box should secure one without delay.
Stevenson & Co. are selling men's and
boys' clothing at half price. Come early
and avoid the rush.
��� R. B. AnderMin, is now making those
air-tight stoves which are ail the go. His
pattern is an improvement on the original, having a rotary and end draft wliieii
cannot foul when hot. I'hey give more
heat, burn less fuel and hold fire longer
than any stove made. We make them
both iu plain ancl Russia iron. Call and
examine them.
, Gigantic bargains in dry goods, clothing and men's furnishings at Stevenson
8c Co., Union.
Presbyterian service next Sunday will
be at the usual hour* preaching u ill be
by Rev. A. B. Winchester, ol Victoria,
one of British Columbia's most able
pulpit orators.
Don't forget that J. B. Holmes is sell
ing oil' his stoves at cost.
James B. Davidson, who wis injured
some time since by the accidental discharge of his gun left for Vicioria Friday
morning accompanied by his brother and
Miss Margaret Shaw, the hospital nurse.
Lecture by Rev. Mr. Maitland,, Thursday evening, Jan. 23 at Grace Methodist
Church.   Subject.���Wit and Humor.
Brilliant Dramatic entertainment and
drill at Cumberland Hall Saturday and
Monday ceiling, Jan. 25th, and 2-th.
I*J3_Af-L_,TI0*J 0? OFUI0IEK3
a and Tatilar-h R R.vcr--, h stalled foi-
lowiDt* nlliu t*. oi OuuttierUutl Eiieampmuut,
N . ti. 'in Wtiilnamlu, Evening latu-.r,;
II Cos fn-d, C P.; A Lnj.liy, H P.;
J. C In. S ; R. M.amuB, T.
Alu.r '.lit; _hasluu wa* over thoso present
uiu ,1,1*11 tn a ttt**r.y uupni-r t.pread ia '.ha
ume ruoni, ami to,; nigdniug uln-ed -vi .'1
hon-s. upeeoliGs aad general gaud f-itloa-bhip.
Houses ancl Lots for Sale - - - Easy Terms.
Insurance, English, Scottish, Canadian
and American Companies.
Money to Loan on Approved Security
- - Vendome
The largest Hotel in the City
with the best accommodation
for Travellers . . .
The bar is  stocked with  the
best of . .
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
John '���'' Wiams,
Uavtng taken this hou*e, except the
bar, I shall  be pleased to receive the
patronage ofthe public.
Board per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 cci.ts.
T.J. I'iercy.
Payment hrs been stopped on a certain
checque payable to Mr. Homer, bearing
claie January 2ist, lEg6, fur good ami
lawful reasons.
lanaimn Saw Mill,
Sasli anil Boor
A. HAS LAM, Prop
(P. O. Drawer SO.  Telephone Call, 1-81
jK"*'0 A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Rsdwood.
j Barber Shop   : :
- AND   -
: :    Bathing
Methodist Church���Ser-'ico* conduct0 tl hy
th*,   I'uHtor.   S-ihj-oc fur evening������'������fnrue
reasouHwIiy the majority of people il Uuitw
an, uou���L-liui uli goura.
The thir-J leiiunre ol B. Lmguo Cmr,o
will It delivered! by Rev 11 R Maitltnd
ni Methudi-t Ohnroh Thnreday evening the
231. hum. ��. 8 p.m-jSlihjeot��� Wit nail
Htimur. Tne loveis of tuu ahould all be
Having riui-otiajHid the above oi Mr. CD.
Kiun-i, 1 a'ni'lbo ((leaned tn see all
in*, old fi ienda, a, d an muny
new o-.-,ei as may otiopie
to give me their
O. H. Fechner,
School and office stationery
at E. Pimbury & Co's drug
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. O. Drawer 17
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
2nd and Dunsmuir Ay*.
At t'aia New Bui-ding House and Reitanr-
ant yuu cau obtain Meala at 25 centa and
upwarda. B lard and L-,'ginga at $20 per
CASH PL'N. If paid at tho end of the
mourn $25 will be invariably ohargrd.
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and   Builder
Plans nnd Specifications prepared,
and building, erected on the
Shortest Notice.
Houses built and tor sale on easy
terms of payment.
mu   ,i _���______- ui -��   i       i I, ..i .j
^-^iSlpi^One Case ofthe best and newest designecl��@sS_p^
eoofqrJG stoves just FEGEIVEd
$10,000 worth of Men's Furnishings, Shoes
and clothing at less than Half Price
���.���v***-? *"_Tr.ff *���
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