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NO. i6r.       UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, DEC.  io,  1895.     $2.00 PER YEAR
Has just received a large consignment of
Staple Dry Goods, Imported Direct from
Stewart &  McDodalds,   Glasgow,
These goods are of thc 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
tho undersigned to cater to the requirements
of his miiftcfo i's customers.
Fall   Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Fall   Shirts
in  Endless Variety
Fall  Suiting
in all the Newest  Styles
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
At thi. Na* Boarding Houae ami Keetaur-
ut y.u ean obtain Muala at 'Jj centa and
upward.. Board an d Lodginya at f20 per
CASH PLAN. It paid at llie end of th.
���vint* IKS will be iuvariahly aberged.
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C,
P. 0. Drawer 17
UNION, tl. C.
}. tUttlCS, PRES.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar and   Fruit  Store
2nd md Sunamair At*.
Barber Shop   : :
- AND -
; ;   Bathing
Having purchased the el��v�� of Mr. V. D.
Kinne, I Rhallb.plea.ed thaw all
my old fiienda, aid aa uiauy
new onea aa may ohooae
to give ine their
O. H. Fechoner,
Lust Wednesday, Mr. George F,
Drabble was up before James Abrams,
S. M., A. McKnight, J. P. and W. B.
Walker. J. V, on the charge preferred by
Richard Walsh of misappropriating
funds collected for the E. & N. Railway
Co'y for which it is claimed he was not
agent. He was bound over, on own recognizance in $t,oo and the bond of R.
Grant in same sum to appear at the
spring assizes lo answer any indictment
that may be presented. C. H. Ueevor-
I'oi'.s appeared fnr defendent. Mr.
Drabble is an uid citizen and has been
a very useful one to the district, and public opinion should be suspended until his
defence is heard ia court.
Louis Dupant will return on Wednesday from Nanaimo a wiser if not a h ap-
pier man. He has been boarding for
some time at Billy Davidson's popular
house��� Thc Waverly, and settled up hi s
board before leaving by giving Billy an
order on the Colliery company for $25
which was worthless, as lie had already
drawn his pay. In consequence of jiving the order he was allowed to take
away his effects.
To The Editor Wiekly News
1 wai pleased to read
"Dc contented'* letter in your last issue.
Hi; li��.�� tnuched upon a very serious
gi.evame. I certaintly agree with him
and think tbat at leact we are ENTITLED
to a bi weekly mail service. I am rather
inclined to think thut the better plan
would be to make Nanaimo the starting
point, as two trips per week right through
from Victoria, with all the stoppages, it
too much for one steamer. If we only
agitate this matter I think wc shall
be icwardcd.
Love ot* Beauty an Incentive to
Cleanliness���An Immoderate
No vol--Beading; Woman one
of the most Despicable of
Characters--A Pica tor Simplicity of Diet���Cupid's Letter
Dissected���Still a Chance for a
few Cupids to obtain a Good
Wife and Well-kept Home.
Wellington, B. C. Nov. 85, fa
To Thk Suitor, Wburly Nsws,
Lkah 01a:
1 have bwa greatly interested io the view, of certain nf year
oorr-*apoQueui.ii on houMk(��yiB| which la
wruiuly an art, natural at ataiairaai, M.4
ought to be etodied aa audit
Although ther. are oaly on* or two Mat
that oan he laid down for IMeettl
atriotly follow.d in all ouAe, tkt
a few that are alwaya ap|aB.hH
honnnkeeping under all eneteektksts, tar
inltaooe, rule, pertaining t* oleaoltMet or
order. Every good housskeeyer take, a
delight In keeping her abode in a .tati of
cleanhueaa aa perTeo;. a. otrciumtaae** will
permit. 1 really think that hang clean ia
the lirat essential of good house keeping |
order geuorally follows, list aot always.
1 do not know who thar any on* Will
agree with me, but I thi uk beauty is th*
u*;ual incentive tn cleaniiuaae. or perhapa I
ahould aay a love of beauty. 1 tbii.k avery on. conaider. a thing more beautiful in
a pun state than iu an impure one. Therefore if w. could only develop tho aesthetic
part of our nature a little more fully, our
homes would soon beoome as olean aa ths
moat faatidiutns oould d*uire. Hen ws
��� have a w iah to make everything look ita
beat intr.idiodd, hut uufortuuauily every
oue has uouhtt duire; henc* wo have so
many dirty homes,
I think of all the despicable oharaotere
tnia world contain*,, tbe irnmodurate novel*
reading woniiu ia about as bad aa auy.
How immensely disgusting to behold a
woman in the midst, of the misery of an
untidy aud dirty house, deep in the mn-.t
interesting part of the ��� latest, novel1. But
this ia going trom tho prac'icul to the
moral view of bou*e*keepiug,
I quite agree wilh "Kenwood" in her
letter published on the 5lh inst., ill ber
aCateuieut referrinv to uiiutom'iiry labor in
cooking. Thia cannot be emphasized sufficiently. Too few housekeepers forget health
in their preparations for the table, both in
working too hard and getting iudigesrible
dir-hee. Bow much happier some of ua
would he if our diet were but aiiopliirl It
uieuns ao mueh. although at first it seem-; ao
littio. It meaaa ao much leas work aud so
much better health for both parents and
children; aod aa we all kuow ho-v lie&Hb
effects the temper, a healthful diet also
means better temper for us all and therefore
a brighter, better, happier liouie; and that
ia what we want, isn't it?
Yours, aiuoerely,
V HYLI'��.
Dcaii Mr KuiTOit:��� I have taken great
interest in the letters appearing in your
valuable paper uuder tbe title of "Homo
Allaire." But after reading Cupid's letter I
thought it a great diversion from the original subject under discussion, Cupid's
letter was a denial uf itself. In one sentence
lie tells us "Woman surpasses all beings in
creation;" in anotht.r that ''Nature's true
Loblemen have given her all possible assistance, and with many splendid invemiuns
bave already reduced her work to onc tenth
of its former amount; alao that bo is her
iusructor in dressmskiug, cooking and
other things belonging to lier dvptrcuients
of life." How cau man, eveu this "New
Cupid" of ours, acknowledge she surpassea
him if ahe depends on him for all thief
Theu again he tells us "she is far from her
true self when she complains of servility
and oppression by the baud of ber consort."
And uo wonder, when abo becomes, aa ia
often the case, a viutim of a man'a Bullishness, wbo forget, sho is his better half, not
alave, Aud what about the macniuoa he
speuka about fur the novel reader, bed-
maker, etc! Would tbey not also be uaeful
to tbe ainoker, olub goer, bachelor, and the
���ti)'-uut.��li-i.ight members ol the community? Cupid's last position, as no doubt
many of your raiders will tlunt, ia anew on*
at it ia generally understood he delights iu
bringing about a far different result from the
���n. hi. letter is likely to do. Th* majority
of readers will, like myself, agree wi.h yonr
correspondent 0. V., who aays "Cupid
wiehea to aay something ho doea not know
and in trying to do it gives na a mixture of
eipreasioua from which we can derive
As regards lba queation. An women slaves
to the.r household duties? 1 say no.
Surely iiLvt-ry is not the t-rm to applv to
bur duty anymore than Ui hu labor which
suopi't a the home, if ther, ia auy affeotiou
for eaon o'.lier it must Im a pleasnre tur her
te miuiattr tu bisoiuolorc iu return lot the
lovebe.towad on her. Aud wilh a plaoe
fer everything aud everything In ita plaoe,
a wif. used uot he a alave Aad with all
th. talk ahoat th. new woman then is still
a chano* lor a few Cupids to hava a good
wifo aod well . kept home.
Wiahing your paper th. sueoesa it
I aa, your* truly.
Ami BACBrrtoa.
Xmas -  - Xmas
We have now in a large and assorted
stock of Xmas groceries.
Is well stocked with fresh meats, turkeys,
geese, ducks, chickens, fruit and vegetables.
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L.'.'-iil. '
RE*.'. D. A. McRae.
Of Nanaimo, will lecture at Grace
Methodist church, Wednesday evening,
December nth. He is considered one
of the most effective speakers on the
island if not in the province, and is
always, whether you agree With him or
not, interesting and well worth hearing.
Next Sunday there will be a special
morning service foi children at Grace
Methodist church. Subject��� What ants
teach us. Evening subject��� Sunday the
Creation and Ncw Testament.���Epworth
on Friday next, an essay will be read by
Mr. Willis. It will be an evening wilh
Shakespeare There will be recitations,
etc. from lhe great poet.
At Trinity church, service as usual.
At Prcsbjterian church, preaching by
the Rev. Mr. Wright.
Dec. 7th the Coquitlam left with 9'
tons of coat.
Dec. 7th, lhe Tug Vancouver left for
Vancouver with 197 tons of coal.
Dec. 7th. the Falcon left with 140 tons
of coal for Victoria.
The Matilda, one ofthe largest steamships ever on this coast, arrived on Monday the 91b., for fuel. She goes lo Vancouver from here for a load of lumber
which she -\ ill take to "uenos Ayres.
Thc Tepic was in on the 3rd and took
198 tons of coal to Vancouver.
On lhe 4th thc Rainbow left for Victor
ia with 246 tons of coal.
The Kerr is due, also the Progressist.
The Utter will take the place ofthe Min*
neola for two trips.
The San Mateo will be in next Sunday.
Rev. John A. Logan of Chilliwack
preached at ihc Presbyterian church
Sunday morning and evening. We had
Ihe pleasure of hearing him at the evening services. His text was��� Is the
young man safe ? It was handled with
much ability aud has excited most favorable comment from those who heard 11.
It was delivered in a natural, logical way,
Ihe speaker at times rising into effective
climaxes. There is nothing artifical or
sepulchral about his voice, and his manner is as easy as his speech.
Rev. Mr. Logan is a native of Nova
Scotia, and was educated at thc Normal
school, Truro in Dalhousie College, and
Pine Hill, Halifax. He was minister at
Londondery Iron Works for fifteen years
and was called to Chilliwack, B. C. three
years ago where he now is. He is clerk
of the Synod and Presbyterian Sunday
School Committees in which work be
takes a deep interest. He has made a
most favorable impression here and there
be many who will be heartily glad to see
him with us again.
hox fvmur amd b0bb1b
Billy McDonald has a logging camp
on Valdes Island. Last week he was
away in Victoria, and Tom McDonald
whom our Comox readers will remember
as the partner of I, W. McKenzie In the
blacksmithing business at Courtenay, was
left in charge. Onc Alex. Brown was a
member of the camo; but on the 3rd inst
feigned sickness and so did not go out
with the boys to work that day but hung
about the office. When thc Chinaman
went down to take the men their dinner,
Alex. Brown saw his opportunity, entered
the office, broke open Tom McDonald's
trunk and helped himself to two suits nf
under clothing, four plugs smoking to*
bacco, a hat and 29 $10 bills, and going
down to the water edge took Tom's bo.it,
valued at about $100, He probablv
thought it was no worse to steal an old
sheep than a lamb, and so took everything in sight, just as he was putting
out into the Gulf with his boat Tom hove
in sight and seeing his fast disappearing
bark, smelt "1 big mice" and betook himself to the office as fast as his legs would
carry him. There his open trunk reveal-
ad his loss. He started several others in
pursuit to different points and taking his
trustv rifle, entered a boat by himself ana
put across to Peacy's on Vancouver Island. From Peary he learned that a
man had passed down in a boat. Pro
curing a horse, he mounted and rode
rapidly along the shore uutil he saw his
boat drawn up nn the beach in front, nf
John Knight's cabin. Dismounting he
entered, and there suie enough was Alex.
Drown with Knight just rising from their
supper. Presenting thc mimic nf his
rifle 10 lirown's breast, Tom shouted���
"Vou theif!   you've  got  my
money!" Brown saw his game was up
and begged for his life, offering It return
everything. Tom did not lower his piece
but directed Knight to get a rope and tie
his wrists which he accomplished with
great alacrity. " Now", said Tom, keeping
his rille pointed towards hull, ''Search
the villian." Brown indicated the right
pocket and Tom was soon in possession
01 his stolen cash��� $290 ��� and other
effects. They then marched their prison
er up to Peacy's, and put him in a cabin
and sat by him over night. With the
first streaks of morning light Peacy, who
was a J.P., crossed over to Valdes Island
and in two or three hours was back with
R. H. Pideock, aUoa J. P. Thev formed a judical bench before whom now Mr.
Alex. Brown was brought. It was a short
horse and soon curried. Hrown was held
for trial before the New Westminster assizes, and on Friday morning James
Knight, Geo Brown and another man
acting as triple e*.cori,cnnducted the prisoner in triumph to the old Comox jail at
the Bay where he will remain until transportation can be obiained to take him to
the Royal City lurk-up.
On Saturday James Davidson, Geo-
Walker and Alex. Walker were out hunting up tbe lake a piece, two miles or so.
Davidson seeing the others coming to
him held up a grouse which he had shot,
and in doing so slipped down on the
rock on which he was silting, having Mi
gun in front and below hini with the butt
end from liim. His toes as he slipped
arc supposed to have come in contract
with the hammer and discharged the
weapon. It was a 44 caliber rifle, and
the ball passed up into his body betw-ecn
Ins legs tearing us way through the bowels and into the the upper part of his left
hip. He was conveyed to the hospital
where the hall was extracted. He is
rating easily, but his wound is a very
dangerous one, as will be readily perceived. ' ** \
Multiplicity of Wives,
and Children.
iu Any Sphere
Will he
The Peculiar Story  Which Uatue Out in h
Brooklyu Police Court���First Wir�� Had I
Four llii-bitiuls uud I* Iml   ���*->--. b;*.iul H
Dive    Wlvfrt���t'liildri-ii    Number   Auj-
where From l* 10 ao.
A New *York despatch says: When
Charles Nashen, .15 years of age, was
arraigned iti the Lee avenue court,
Brooklyn, tlio other day before Jus-
li charge of assault
tieo (JoeLtiiiL
log his  wHe Mary,  a  strange Btory
The quarrel leading to the alleged
assault, in which the prisoner was
hold for trial iu $500 bail, was over
a son who was alleged to have stolen
Olothing. The question of the numhur
of chlldreu In the family came up,
and when the prisoner nnd complainant were asked Mrs. Nashen said:
"Judge, don't ask ine; it's all a
mixed up affair. Ilia first wife had
four husbanUs. His second wife hud
two husbands. I'm bis fourth wife,
and I dou't know how many husbands
bin third wife had I"
"Judge, your Honor," said tlie prisoner, "that woman tliere is my lawful wedded wife. I'm her second husband, and her first, husbaud bad five
wives I"
"Are you a, stepmother '*"' Justice
Goettlng asked Mrs. Nashen.
"Sure, I don't, know how many
times I I don't know how many husbands his seven wives bad before they
married bim, or bow many children
tbey had. Then, again, their husbands might have bad other wives
and children!"
"This is worse than a Chinese puzzle or figuring out the result of the
election," remarked .Justice Goettlng
as he held the prisoner for trial in
$500 bail.
Mrs. Nashen is a good-looking woman and lives in a well-kept flat on thc
third floor of a tenement house with
ber latest husband and six children,
two of them her own, two of tbem
hers and her husband's, and two of
them belonging to one of thc >vivefl
of hor husbujid. They all go by tbe
name of Nashen, Mra. Nashen does
not* exactly know how many stepchildren she has in thc neighborhood, but
counts on from seventeen to twenty.
She frequently meets a new acquisition to her extended relations. Only
last summer she discovered that the
wife of a .'wealthy' baker at Far Rock-
away was the daughter of thc husband of the third wire of her first
husband, who had been married before
he married his third wife.
Mrs, Nashen said that her maiden
name was Mary Striefel, arid seven
years ago she was married to Jacob
Walters and lived with him on Melrose street, near Bushwick avenue.
Two children were born. Sbe was the
sixth woman to whom Walters had
been married. Speaking of them, she
said: "lie was a good man ; lie was
like a child. I do not know tlie names
of the other wives, lie called them
Lizzie, Mary, Beatrice and 1 don't
know what else. Oh, no! He was
not a Mormon. He wn-s a white man!
Yah, I know aome of their children.
They ure nil around. Do I know any
of the children of any of tlie wives
of my first husband? Oh," yes, I
found one last summer living In fine
style in'Far Rock away. ".She Is the
wife of a rich .baker. I do not know
lier name, but I could .find her. I
don't know how I -stand, except that
.1 am Mrs. Nashen,"
-.Bep'ort Timt; Mffr! Luureaxei;! Will Tnke
��� ���*' IIU Plaee lo New Vork.
A New York despatch says: A
cablegram has heen received here by
a high authority to tha effect that
Pope. Loo .lias determined upon a successor to Mgr. SatolU, Papal representative in the United States, in the
person of Mgr. Lnurenzelli, at present internuncio at the Hague, and
he--.will proceed to this country at an
early date in order to-be here beforo
Mgr,  Satolll  takes liis  departure.
Tliere was.* considerable surprise
excited Jn the archieplscopal palace
In Madison avenue when the contents
Of the cablegram became known, for
of all the possible candidates named
as a successor to Mgr. Satolll Mgr.
Lnurenzelli was not among them.
However, as Mgr. Lnurenzelli is
known as a broad minded man, one
who will follow in the footsteps of
liis predecessor, It is felt that the
selection Is a peculiarly fitting one.
It is the general understanding that
���tiio appointment is in a measure due
to the advice of Cardinal Gibbons,
who Is in favor of a broad nnd generous policy on tlie part of tho Papal
representative in tlie United  States.
Cardinal Gibbons went to school
with Mirr, Satolll, and was mueh associated with him lu Rome, nnd ns
the Cardinal has been a witness of
the success of Mgr. Satolll In tills
country lie thinks it for the best interests of tho Church here that It bo
The Bill lor Marrying the iMitrii-uroiif-h
Cuaplc*. I
The cost of the Marlborough wedding show is estimated    at    nearly
$700,000. The items are as follows:
Tho       bride's       wedding
gowns   and   garments....?    0,7120 M5
The brjdc's trousseau     10,000 00
Mrs. Vanderbilt's gown ...      L',000 00
Bridesmaids'     gowns       3,000 00
Floral      decoration,     St.
Thomas'   Church    15,000 00
Decoration of Mrs.Vanderbilt's house     10,000 00
Wedding    breakfast    and
service       5,000 00
Music at church and house     .'1,500 00
Bishop Llttiejobn's  Ice  ...      2,500 00
Wedding    presents  350,000 00
New    gowns    of    invited
guests  100,000 00
Catering     30,000 00
The Duke's wedding outfit 150 00
I'resents   for   tho   bridesmaids    nnd    ushers       1,500 00
Total $G79,270 35
uiirt*i.toil Duty io the Obrlitlau Conflict as
Important and RemunerfStlve an Hurvk-e
Ht the Front���FiiL'ourBj;����'��'��t Vov Uu*
appreciated litTort.
A Washington, D. C, despatch of
last Sunday night says: Dr.
'fa Image to-day preacned iiis second
sermon since coming to the national
capital. IC possible the audience was
even larger than last Sunday. The
subject was, "The Disabled," the text
selucted being, 1. Samuel, XXX., 2-1: "As
tils part is that goeth down to the bat-
lie, su shall his part be that tarrioth
by the stuff."
It' you have never seen an army
change quarters, you have no Idea of
the amount of baggage��� twenty loads,
lit'ty luads, a Kindred loads ol baggage.
David and bis army were about to
start on a double-quick march for the
recovery of their captured families
from the Amalekites. So they left by
the brook Besor their blankets, their
knapsacks, their baggase and their
carriages. Wlio shall be detailed to
watch this stuff? There are sick soldiers, and wounded soldiers, and aged
soldiers who are not able to go on swift
military expedition, but who are able
to do some work, and so they are detailed to watch the baggage. There is
many a soldier who is not strong
enough to march UO miles in a* day
and then plunge into a ten hours' fight,
who ls able, with drawn sword lifted
against his shoulder, to pace up and
down as a sentinel to keep off an
enemy who might put the torch to the
baggage. There are UOfl' of those crippled and aged and wounded soldiers
detailed to watch the baggage. Some
of them, 1 suppose, had bandages across
the brow, and some of them nad their
arm ln a sling, and some of them
walked on cruiches. They were not
cowards shirking duty. They had
fought in many a fierce battle for their
country and their God. Tliey are now
part of the time in hospital, and part
of the time on garrison duty. Tbey almost cry because they cannot go with
the other troops tu the front. "While
the sentinels watch the baggage, the
Lord watches the sentinels.
There is quite a different scene being
enacted in the distance. The Amalekites, having ravaged and ransacked
and robbed whole countries, are celebrating their success in a roaring
carousal. Some of them are dancing on
the lawn with wonderful gyration of
beel and toe, and some of them are examining the spoils of victory���the
linger-iings and ear-rings, the necklaces, the wristlets, the headbands, diamond starred, and the coffers with
coronets, and carnellans, and pearls.and
sapphires and emeralds, and all the
wealth of plate, and jewels, and decanters, and the silver and the gold
banked up on the earth in princely profusion, and the embroideries, and the
robes, and the turbans, and the cloaks
of an imperial ward'Obe. The banquet nas gone on until the ban-meters
are maudlin and weak and stupid and
Indecent and loathsomely drunk. What
a time it ls now for David and his men
to swoop on them. So the English lost
the battle' of Bannockburn, because the
night before they were in wassail and
bibulous celebration, while the Scotch
were in prayer. So the Syrians were
over thrown in their carousal by the
Israelites. So Chedorlaomer and his
inny were overthrown in their carousal by Abraham ancl his men. So, in
our civil war, more tiian once the battle was lost because one of the gen- j
erals was drunk. Now Is the time for j
David and his men to swoop upon these
carousing Amalekites. Some of the :
\malekltos are hacked to pieces on the
���pot, some of them are just able to go
staggering and hiccoughing off the \
field, some of them crawl on camels
md speed off In the distance. David
ind his men gather together the wardrobes, the jewels, and put them upon
the backs of camels, and Into wagons,
and tbey gather together the sheep
aud cattle that had been stolen, and
start back toward the garrison. ��� Yonder they come, yonder they come. Tbe
limping men of the garni-.on come nut
and greet them with wild huzza. The
Bible says David saluted them. That
Is, be asked them how they all were.
"How is your broken arm?" "How is
your fractured jaw?" "Has the stiffened limb been unllmberedV" "Have
you had another chill?" "Are you getting better','"   He saluted, them.
But now came a very dldicult thing,
the .distribution of the spoils of victory. Drive up those laden camels now.
Who shall have the .spoils? Well,
some selfish soul suggests tnat these
treasures ought all to belong to those
who hnd been out in active service.
"We did ail the fighting, while these
men stayed at home in the garrison,
and we ought to bave, all the, treasures." But David looked into the worn
faces of these veterans who bad stayed
In tlie garrison, and he looked around
and saw how cleanly everything had
been kept, and be saw tbat the baggage
was all safe, and be knew that these
wounded and crippled men would glad-
ly enough have been at the front If
they had beon able, and the little general looks up from under bis helmet
and says; "No, no, let ua bave fair
play;" anil be rushes up to one of these
men and he says, "Hold your bands
together," and tlie hands are held together, and he fills them with silver.
And he rushes up to another man who
was sitting away back, and bad no idea
of getting any of the spoils, and
throws a Babylonish garment over
bim and fills bis band with gold. And
he rushes up to another man who had
lost all his property In serving God
and his country years before, and he
drives up some of the cattle and some
of the sheep that they had brought
back from the Amalekites, and he gives
two or three of the cattle and three or
four of the sheep to.'this poor man, so
he shall always be fed and clothed. He
sees a man so emaciated and worn out
and sick .that he needs stimulants, and
he gives bim a little of the wine that
he brought from the Amalekites.
Yonder Is a man who bas no appetite
for the rough rations of the army, and
he,gives hhn a rare morsel from the
Amaleklte banquet, and the 200 crippled and maimed arid aged soldiers
who tarried on garrison duty get just
as much of the spoils of battle as any
of the 200 men that went to the front.
"As his part is that goeth down to the
battle, so shall his part be that tar-
rleth by the stuff."
The Impression is abroad   that    the
Christian rewards are for those who
dn conspicuous service in dinlngulBh-
ed places���great patriots, great
preachers, great philanthropists. But
my text sets forth the idea that tnere
Is Just as much reward for a man
that stays at home and minds his
own business, and who, crippled und
unable to go forth and lead In great
movements and In the high places of
the earth, does his whole duty just
where he is. Garrison duty a3 lmpar-
tant and as remunerative as service
at the front. "As his part is that
goeth down to the battle, so shall his
part be that tarrieth by the stuff."
The Karl of Kintore said to me in
an English railway. "Mr. Talmage,
when you get back tu America 1
want you to preach a sermon on the
discharge of ordinary duty in ordinary places, and then send me a cooy
of it." Afterward an Flmrlish clergyman coming to this land brought from
the Earl of Kintore the same mesflage!
Alas! that before I got ready to do
what he asked me lo do, the good
Karl of Klntore bad departed this life.
Hut that man, surrounded by all palatial surroundings, and In a distinguished sphere, felt sympathetic with
those who had ordinary duties to perform in ordinary places and In ordinary ways. A great many people are
discouraged when they hear the story
of Moses, and of Joshua, and David,
and of Luther, and of John Knox, and
of Deborah, and of Florence Nightingale. They say: "Oh, that was all
good and right for them, but I shall
never lie .called to receive the law on
Mount Sinai, I shall never be called
to command the sun and moon to
stand still, 1 shall never-be called to
slay a giant, I shall never* preach on
Mars' Hill, I shall never defy the Diet
of Worms, I sliall never be called to
make a queen tremble for her crimes,
I shall never preside over a hospital."
There are women who say, "If I had
as brilliant a sphere as those people
had, I should be as brave and as
grand; but my business is to get children off to school, and to hunt up
tilings when they are lost, and to see
that dinner ls ready, and to keep account of the household expenses, and
to hinder the children from being
strangulated by the whooping cough,
and to go through all the annoyances
and vexations of housekeeping. Oh,
my sphere Is so intlnltesimal, and so
insignificant, I am clear discouraged.".
Woman, God places you oh garrison
duty, and your reward will be just as
great as that of Florence Nightingale,
who, moving so often night by night
with a light in her hand through the
hospitals, was called by the wounded
the "lady of the lamp." Tour reward
will be just, as great as tnat of Mrs.
Hertzog, who built and endowed theological seminary buildings. Your reward will fee just as great as that of
Hannah Moore, who, by her excellent
books, won for her admirers Garrlck
and Edmund Burke and Joshua Reynolds. Rewards are not to be given
according to the amount of noise you
make in the world, nor even according to the amount of good you do, but
according to whether you work to
your full capacity, according to whether or not you do your full duty ln
the sphere where God has placed you.
Suppose you give to two of your
children errands, and they are to go
off to make purchases, and tn one you
give one dollar and to the other you
give twenty dollars. Do you reward
the boy that you gave twenty dollars
to   for   purchasing  more    with    that
faithfulness of the men in charge, we
came out of the cyclone, and we arrived at home. Each one before leaving
the ship thanked Captain Andrews.
I do not think there was a man or
woman that went off that ship without thanking Captain Andrews, and
when, years after, 1 heard of Ids
death, I was impelled to write a letter
of condolence to his family in Liverpool.
Everybody recognized the goodness,thc
courage, the kindness of Captain Andrews; but it occurs to me now that we
never thanked the engineer. He stood
away down in the darkness, nmld the
hissing furnaces, doing his whole duty.
Nobody thanked the engineer, but God
recognized his heroism and bis continuance and bis fidelity, and there will
be just as high reward for the engineer
who worked out of sight, ns the captain, who stood on the bridge of the
ship in the midst of the howling tempest. "As his part Is that goeth down
to the battle, so shall liis part be that
tarrieth  by the stpff.**
A Christian woman was seen going
along tbe edgo of the wood overy eventide, and the neighbors In the country
did not understand how a mcther with
so many cares and anxieties should
waste so much time as to be Idly sauntering out evening by evening. It was
found out afterward that she went,
thore to pray for her household, and
while then1 one evening she wrote that
beautiful hymn, famous in all ages for
cheering Christian hearts: '*' ���'
I love to steal awhile away
From every cumbering care,
And spend the hours of setting day,
In humble, grateful prayer.
Sliall there be no reward_ for such unpretending, yet everlasting, sarviceV
" Clear back in the "country there is a
boy who wants to go to college and get
an education. They -jail him a bookworm. Wherever they find him���in tlie
barn or in the house���he is reading a
book. "What a pity It ls," they say,
"that Ed, cannot get au education."
His father, work as hard as he will,
can.no more than support the family
by the product of tbe farm. One night
Ed, lias retired to his room, and there
is a family conference about hini. The
sisters say: "Father, I wish you would
send Ed. to college; if you will, we will
work harder than he ever did, aud we
will make our old dresses do." The
mother says: "Yes, I will get along
without any hired help; although I am
not as strong as I used to be, 1 think 1
ran get along without any hired help."
The father says: "Well, I think by
busking corn nights, I can get along
without any assistance." Sugar is
banished from the table, butter is banished from the plate. That family is
put down, on rigid, yea, suffering economy, that the boy may go to college.
Time passes on. Commencement day
has come. Think not that I mention
an Imaginary case. God knows it happened. Commencement day has come,
and '.he professors walk In on tho stage
in their long gowns. Tbe interest of
the occasion is passing on, and after
a while tt comes to a climax of interest,
as the valedictorian Is to be introduced. Ed. has studied so hard and
worked so well that he has had the
honor conferred upon him. There are
rounds of applause, sometimes breaking Into vociferation. It is a great day
for Ed. But away back in tlio galleries are his sisters In their plain hats
and their faded shawls, and the old-
fashioned father and mother���C^ar me,
she has not had a. new hat for six
years, he has not had a new coat for
six  yoars���and  they get  up and look
amount of' money' than" "the other boy | over on the platform, and they laugh
not. If God gives wealth or social
position or eloquence or twenty times
the faculty to a man that he gives to
the ordinary man, is he going to give
to the favored man a reward because
he has more oower ond more Influence? Oh, no. In other words, If you
and I were to do our whole duty, and
you have twenty times more talent
than I have, you will get no more divine reward than I will, ls God going to reward you because he gave
you more? That would not be fair,.
that would not be right. These two
hundred men of the text who fainted
by tho brook Besor did their whole
duty; they watched the baggage, they
took care of the stuff, and they got as
much of the spoils of victory as the
men who went to the front. "As his
part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth
by the stuff."
There is high encouragement In this
for all who have great responsibility
and little credit for what they do, You
know the names of the great commercial houses of these cities. Do you
know the names of the confidential
clerks���-."the men who have the key to
the safe, the men Who know the combination lock1.'' A'distinguished merchant goes forth at the summer watering
place and lie Hashes past, and you say:
"Who is that'.'" "Oh," replies some
one, "don't you know? That is the
great importer, that ls the great banker, tbat is the great manufacturer."
The confidential clerk has his week
off. Nobody notices whether he comes
or goes. Nubody knows him, nud after
a while bis week is done, and he sits
down again at his desk. But God will
reward his fidelity just as much as he
recognizes the work of the merchant
Philanthropist whose investments this
unknown clerk so carefully guarded.
Hudson River railroad, Pennsylvania
railroad, Erie railroad, New York and
New Haven railroad���business men
know the names of the presidents of
these roads, and of the prominent directors, but they do not know the
names of the engineers, the names of
the switchmen, tbe names of the flagmen, tlie names of the brakemen.Tliese
men have awful responsibilities, and
sometimes, through the recklessness of
an engineer, or the unfaithfulness ofa
switchman, it has brought to mind the
faithfulness of nearly all the rest of
them. Some men do not have recognition of their services. They have
small wages, and much complaint. 1
very often ride upon the locomotives,
and I very often ask the question, as
we shoot around some, curve, or under
some ledge of rocks, '"How muoh wa-.
ges do you get?" And I am always
surprised to find how little for such
vast responsibility. Do you suppose
God is, not going to recognize that fidelity? Thomas Scott, the president of
the Pennsylvania, railroad, going up
at death to receive from God his destiny, was no better known in that hour
than was known last night the brake-
man who, on the Erie railroad, was
jammed to death amid the car couplings. "As his part is that goeth down
to battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff."
Once for thirty-six hours we expected
every moment to go to the bottom of
the ocean. The waves struck through
the skylights and rushed down Into
the hold of the ship and hissed against
the boilers. It was an awful time;
but hy the Messing of God, and   the
thoy look pale, and then they are very
much flushed. Ed. gets the garlands,
ami the old-fashioned group In the
gallery [have their full share of tlie triumph. They have made that scene
possible, nnd in the day when God
shall more fully reward self-sacrifices
mado for others, he will givo grand
and glorious recognition. "As his part
Is that goeth down to the battle, so
shall his part be that tarrieth by the
There Is high encouragement in this
subject, also, for those, who once
wrought mightily for Christ and the
church, but through sickness or collapse of fortune or advanced years
oannot now go to the front. These two
hundred men of the text were veterans. Let that man bare his arm and
show hmv the muscles were torn. Let
hhn pull aside the turban and see the
mark of a brittle axe. Pull aside the
coat, and see where the spear thrust
him. Would It have been fair for
those men, crippled, weak and old, by
the brook Besor, to have no share In
the spoils of triumph? I was in the
Soldiers' hospital In Paris, and I saw
there some of the mon of the, first Napoleon, and I asked them where they
had fought under their greait commander. One man said, "I was*at Auster-
litz."* Another man said, "I was at
tlie Pyramids." Another man said, "I
was in the awful retreat fromAloscow."
Another man said, "I was at the
bridge of Lodl." Some of them were
lame, they were all aged. Did the
French government turn off Whose old
soldiers to die in want? No; their last
days were spent like princes. Do you
think my Lord is going to turn off his
old soldiers because thoy are weak and
worn, and because they fainted by the
brook Besor? Are they going to got
no part of the spoils of victory? Just
look at them. Do you think those crevices in their face are wrinkles? No;
they are. battle scars. They fought
against sickness, they fought against
trouble, t'hey fought against sin, they
fought for God, they fought for the
ohurch, they fought for the truth, they
fought for heaven. When they had
plenty of money their names were al1
ways on the subscription list. When
there .was any hard work to be done
for God they \vere ready to take the
heaviest part of It. When there came
a great revival, they were ready to
pray all night for the anxious and the
sin-struck. They were ready to do
any work, endure any sacrifice, do tlie
most','unpopular thing that God demanded of them. But now they cannot go further, ,-J-Jow tihey have physical infirmities., 'Now their head troubles tliein. . They are weak and faint
by the brook Besor. Are they to have
[���no share' in tha:triumph7 Are they to
get nbrie of the. treasures, none of the
Spoils: of -conquest? Yc-u must think
that Shrlst has'a very' short memory
if* you think he has 'forgotten their
Fret not, ye aged ones. Just tarry by
the stuff and wait for your share of the
spoils. Yonder they are coming. I hear
the bleating of the fat lambs, and I
see the Jewels glinting in the sun. It
makes me laugh to think how you will
be surprised When they throw a chain
of gold over your neck, and tell you to
go in and dine with the king. I see
you backing out because you feel unworthy. Tlie shining ones come up on
the one side, and the shining ones come
up on the other side, and they push
you on and they push you up, and they '
say, "Here Is an old soldier of Jesus
Christ," and the shining ones will rush
out toward you, and say, "Yes, that
man saved my soul;" or they will rush
out and say, "Oh, yes, she was with
me In the last sickness." And then
the cry will go round the circle, "Come
in, come in, come in, come up; we saw
you away down there, old *>and sick
and decrepit and discouraged, hecause
you could not go to the front, but 'As
ids part Is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth
by the stuff.' '*
There is high consolation, also, in
this for aged ministers. I see some of
them here to-day. They sit in pews
In our churches. They used to stand
in pulpits. Their hair Is white with
the blossoms of the tree of life. Their
names marked on the roll of the general assembly, or of the consociation,
"Emeritus." They sometimes hear a
text announced whioh brings to mind
a sermon they preached fifty years
ago on tlie same subject. They preached more gospel on $-100 a yoar than
some of their successors preach on $���!,-
000. Some Sunday the old minister is
In a church, and near by In another
pew there is a husband and a wife and
a row of children. And after tlie benediction, the lady comes up aud says,
"Dootor, you don't know me, do you?"
"Well," he says, "your face is familiar, but I cannot call you by name."
"Why," she says, "you baptized me.
and you married me, and you burled
my father and mother nnd sisters."
"Oh, yes," he says, "my eyesight isn't
as good as it used to be." They are In
all our churches���.the heroes of 1820,
the heroes of 1S32, the heroes of 1857.
By the long grave trench that cut
through half a century, they have
stood sounding the resurrection. They
have heen ln more Balaklavas and
have taken more Sebastopols than you
ever heard of. Sometimes they get a
little fretful because they cannot be at
the front. They hear the sound of the
battle and the old war horse clamps
his bit. But the GO.000 ministers of religion this day standing In the brunt
of tlie fray, shall have no more reward
than those retired veterans. "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel
and the horsemen thereof." "As his
part is that goeth down to the battle,
so shall his part be that tarrieth by
the stuff."
Cheer up, men and women of unappreciated service. You will get your
reward, if not here, hereafter. When
Charles Wesley comes up for judgment, and the thousands of souls
which were wafted into glory through
his songs shall be enumerated, he will
take his throne. Then John Wesley
will come up to judgment, and after
his name has been mentioned In connection with the salvation of the millions of souls brought to God through
the Methodism which he founded, he
will tnke his throne. But between the
two thrones of Charles Wesley and
John Wesley, there will be a throne
higher than either, on which shall sit.
Susannah Wesley, who with maternal,
consecration In Epworth rectory, Lin-.,
eolnshlre, started those two*- souls on
their triumphant mission of sermon'
nnd song through all following ages.
Oh, what a day thut will be for many
who rocked Christian cradles with
weary' foot, and who patched worn-out
garments and darned socks, and out of
a small income made the children
comfortable for the winter. What a
day that will be for those to whom the
world (���'ave the cold shoulder, and called them nobodies, and begrudged them
the least recognition, and who, weary
nnd worn and sick, fainted by the
brook Besor. Oh, that will be a mighty
day when the Son of David shall distribute among them the garlands, the
crowns, the scepters, the chariots, the
thrones. And then It sfliall be found
out that all who on earth served God
in inconspicuous spheres, receive Just
as much reward ns those who filled
the earth with uproar of achievement.
Then they shall understand the height.
the depth, the length, the breadth, the
pillared and* domed magSilflcehfle of
my text, "As his pant is that goeth
down to the battle, so shnll his part
be that tarrieth by the stuff."
l-tcai-lted From a Hilly P-rpnlc  nmi ��  Savage
One ol thc most terrible occurrences recorded in menagerie annals
of recent years lias taken place in
the wild beast ehqw owned by Castanet & Pezon, *flays a Paris correspondent. Theso menagerie proprietors wero exhibiting on the Cours
du Midi at Lyons. A man named
Leon Kyssete, 124 years old, and employed in the Perracbe station as a
porter, conceived tlie idea, of having
himself photographed Jil tho central
cage of the show, to which be had
easy access, as the exhibition is near
the railway, lio accordingly entered the cage without tlio permission or knowledge of BIM. Castanet
& Pczon. Tho central ca-gc was empty
but near it was another, iu Which
RomulUB, tho biggest lion In the collection, was Bleeping. 'While the
photographer wns -.'.adjusting his apparatus tlio porter wen*, over to Koni-
ulus, and after having called and excited the animal unbolted tho bare
of the cage. The lion flew at tinman like a flash of* lightning, as tho
horror-stricken '** photographer described it. In an instant tbo porter's
head was crunched between the jaws
of tho enraged animal, who then
dragged the dead body to a corner
of tho central edge. Oue of tbe menagerie attendants, n wakened from
sleep by tho ei&cn. jumped out of bed,
put oa some 01 liis clothing and seizing an Iron bar entered the cage. He
tried lu vain ta* g-et the dead body
away from the' lion. Romulus becamo moro excited thnn ever at the
efforts made to beat him away, and
threatened to turn"-on tho attendant.
At last Lucas, the leading Hon tamer,
who had been eeiit for, arrived. He
succeeded in driving ltomulus Into the
smaller cage, awtl .Eyssete's body, or
what was left of it, was thou removed.
"You seem downcast/'
Hunnlrirano'B husband.
"I do foel terribly discouraged. The
sorvaut is going to leavo."
"That's tod bad. That mnltes the
fifth in.throe months."
"Yfis. I feel like giving up. No
sooner do I learn to cook to suit
ono than another comes, and I have
to start all ovor again."
Gutenberg, the inventor of printing,
Is supposed to havo been born in 1397.
His natlve*city, Mayence, proposes to
fitly celebrate his 600th birthday in
1897. MfyeW&Mtfiw
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I set to work at once counting, nnd
found thero was n thousand pounds
iu each bundle. As I got accustomed
to this novel cxerclso 1 grew quicker
at it; but it took me a long while,
all tho 6ume. When I had gone
through evory ono of tho bundles, I Bet
tliem ln batches of torn all over the
table. It waa bewildering to look ai,
that enormous amount ol money. Theu
1 counted up tho batches, and finding
ten of thom, I perceived that there lay
on my tablo Just ouo hundred thousand pounds!
"Well, wliat do you make It!" asked
Mr. Motley.
"A hundred thousand pounds," I replied.
"That's it," said he, opening a letter-cose, and turning his cigar from
oae corner of hia mouth to the other.
"But surely," said I, "this is more
than the Harlowe's paid."
"You forget that l'hil has to be paid
for his share In the busluoss which ho
loat by handing ovor his1 wi:o's for-
It was not ior mo to argue against
iny friends' Interests.
"Now," ho said, laying a paper
takeu irom hia letter-uaae ou the
table, "sign tnls receipt, and that job
will bo liaished."
I read tho carefully-written receipt,
which waa au acknowledgment by
uie oi tlie receipt of ua*, hundred thousand puunds irom John Motley, tlie
said sum to be applied to the uses oi
Philip Harlowe and his wl.e, Margaret, iuld then I wrote my uame and
the date across die stump at the bottom.
Mr. Motley roso, putting on his hat,
looked at my signature, slipped the
paper iu his letter-case, and shook
hands with me, but with a dull heavy
look iu his face which was uuusual.
"Never mind about coming dowu to
the door.. I can lot myself out," said
he, "1'ou stop aad look a,ter the
money.    It's not a trifling sum."
I did not need that reminder. Uo
went downstairs aud let himself out,
while I stood gazing at the enormous
wealth on tho table lu bewilderment.
The door slammed; u moment after
I had the curiosity to go to tho window. Looking up the street whero I
had seen Mr. Burns standing, I perceived Mr. Motley crossiug tho roadway. Ho was met by Mr. Burns, and
I saw him open the letter-case and
show tho receipt I had signed.
Then I saw the truo explanation
as I believe ot this strange piece of
business. Two men had robbed the
bank. Motley had taken the main
portion, Burns had stolen but a
slight auiouut. And now Burus, to
repay tho people who had beon good
to his wife, had compelled Motley to
restore the luoney ho had taken to
Philip under tho threat of giving
Hmself up to the police for tho small
theft, and causing an exposure which
would havo ruined Motley.
Whether ho had done wrongly I
did not trouble myself to consider.
Du the faeo of it, 1 fancied lie had
doue tho best tiling for himself aud
ny friends, and that was enough for
ne. My mind was more concerned
tbont the disposal of tho money. I
;ould not have gone to my dutloB
leaving that in the houso, nor could
if have slept with it iu my possession.
After some reflection I got my fiddle-case, stuffed tho notes Into it, and
walked off to thu Loudon and County
Bank in tho Westminster Bridge Road.
It wus curious to seo the look of
astonishment ou tlie face of tho clerk
as I opened my fiddle-case on tho
counter, aud told him I wished to
deposit tho Contents in that bank 1
it needed a good many formalities
before I could got them takou. But
at lust the affair was concluded, and
with my empty case and a lighter
heart 1 left tho bank. 1 fancy by
my springy step as I walked towards
tho Lambeth'' Road, people must
fiave taken me to be n (laneing master.
When I entered the Harlowas sitting room, I found poor Madge sitting with her hands folded lu hor lap,
and the most desolate aud forlorn expression ou her face.
"Ho is gone I" sho said. "And Ilttlo
Bobby is taken away, and tliere is
nothing left of those wo havo loved.
When I think of the 'Ilttlo widow,'
as we used to call her, with lier hopeful, sweet face, walking with her
boy anil full of pride���Oh !'* And theu
she burst into a flood of tours.
At another tlmo I sliould have shed
a tear myself at this recollection;
but now I was distraught, as It were,
and could think of nothing but the
Happiness to come. 1 could hardly
trait for her grief to puss away before I broke the news.
"My dear," Bald I, "do you think
you can hear good news witltout giving way?"
"Good news!" sho exclaimed, "What,
has Philip got out of that horrid
ladder-maker's ?"
"If he hasn't, ho soon will," I replied, "for your fortune lias como
hack to you doubled and trebled, and
more than that."
I told the Ilarlowes nothing about
my conversation with Mr. Bums, nor
oi my speculations as to the influence
he had brought to bear upon Mr, Motley. It was quite difficult enough
without that to reconcile Philip to his
good fortune. I told them whn,t had
paaaed between Mr. Motley and myself as I have writton It here; and
when It was obvious that there was
no getting ont ol it, Philip sold, "Well,
there's on end   to   ladder-building,"
ami* ? M#
��p   <P   tg? ���  J.jfiq��*_f_\
but not with a, good grace. Madge
was far more sensible, and sho made
no secret of her delight.
For my own pa-rt, 1 was liko one Intoxicated, I could not go on in my ordinary methodical way. I felt t must
go aud tell my friends at Highgate,
and instead Ol taking a 'bus, 1 balled
a hansom cab���and that did not go
quick enough to keep pace with my
wishes. I le.t a, message at thc theatre, saying that Mr. Coo tori (my
���Jirst fiddle) wna to tako my plaee
that night, and then 1 bade tho driver
get on na fast as he could to High-
I have noticed witli iny orchestra
that when one man gets a littio out
oi' tune, or drops hah a note, all the
rest go wrong, and vice versa; and so
it is with the events of life���It Is all
discord at one time and all harmony
at another.
Just aa the cab turned the comer
of Oxford sitrcet i-ato Tottenham Court
road', who should I see sitting on the
top of a 'bus, with his face to the gas-
lamp and as melancholy as) an owl,
but Mr. Horace Clinton.
1 had not seen him since his engagement with Cicely had been broken oil
���nnd that was about six weeks back.
I longed to havo a talk with the
young man, because I had a strong
liking for him, n-n-d because I felt that
he had been more hardily dealt with
than ho deserved. He was essentia Ily
n, good young man, with a kindly disposition and no unpleasant ways,
I stopped the cab, got out, and
hailed Horace trom the pavement. His
face brightened up the moment he saw
me.   He know I liked him.
"Are you going to Highgate?" I
"The conductor soys so, bub we
have been staging here a vewy long
while," he replied with some humor.
I told him 1 waB going that way,
and when I usked him to come with
me In tlie hansom, he accepted at
once. "While he was getting down, I
ran. Into a tobacconist's and bought a
couple of good cigars (I was too excited to consider the cost); ono I gave
to him, the other I kept for myself.
We lit up, and leaning back side by
side, soon fell  Into conversation.
"And how u-re you, Horace V" I began.
"I'm pwetty misewablc, thank yon,"
he answered.
"How's that 7���you ought to be
busy at this time of the year."
"So I am. I've never had such a
pwospewous season. I've had more
commissions than I can execute. I
earned twenty pounds last week."
I whistled���"Why, with so much
work oa hand you havo no time to
think of anything else," said I.
Ho heaved a sigh, and' enld sadly,
"Too much, too much 1"
"You have some anxiety on! your
mind," said I, anxious to sound him.
"Your mamma is not so well, or your
���Bister, perhaps "
"No," he replied, "thoy could not be
better. My sister wna mawled the
week before Inst, and my mother has
gone to see her ln her new home. Bhe
has taken all her belongings with her,
down to the pawot and her cat. She
does not Intend to weturn. Sbe will
stay there."
" Ah! Naturally you miss their
" Not painfully," he replied. '* It Is
a, good- thing lor them una for me.'"
" But you feel dull alone."
" Yes, it is vewy mUewable t o be
nlone; and when I think how dlffe-
went ft would have been had my sister mawled only two mouths before '	
" What, do you still think of
Ci-cely r
"Yes,'* said he, with another sigh.
" I behaved badly to her, ami that
Is what makes me so w 'etched, i
behaved like a bwute, and I'm ashamed of| myself."
" Wo ull do ill at some time or
other,'* said I; " none of us is perfect
if he have his ordinary share of weakness, and* It is no good torturing ourselves with recollections of our fault
after we have done our best to atone
for it."
"That's It," said he. " Hut I have
not atoned for my fault. Cicely-
Miss Ooddnrd*���must* still think I liar-
bou those mad till.** pic ions of duplicity ;
She does not know how bitterly I \ve-
gwet tho senseless charges 1 made
ngaltLst her, for I havo not spoken to,
her or any one ubout them-luce that
"Then why on earth don't you?'
Bald I. "Cicely Is as] forgiving now,
I warrant, as ever she was. Hhe is a
good girl. Her heart Is in the right
place, audi full of warmth and tenderness.''
" No,'' he teplied. '" I promised I'otter 1 would not stand in lier way.
If Mr.- Leclerc Is a better mau than t
nm, I will not do anything to pwe-
vent lior becoming his wlte. And she
may think just as ill ol me as Hhe
"That's all sentimental nonsense,'-
said I. i " I have Been plays nnd rend
books hi Which BUCh fine-drawn sentiments aro allowed to separate lovers, and very bad plays and very bud
books they are. Th.it lovers sliould
bo jealous Is quite natural, and that
they sliould have senseless quarrels-*-
that Is natural also ; but It ts uot
natural, and altogether wrong, that
you sliould force the girl to marry
some one else, whether she likes him
or not, simply because of some vague
notion tnken Into your head that he
may be a better man than you.
Thats rubbish, and not wholesfome
rubbish. No young fellow really in
lovo with a girl can think that another young fellow loves her better."
" But, Mr. Holdernet-B���you must admit that Mr. Leclerc's position Iat
betetr than- mine I'
" I admit that ho may have a
thousand ���pounds for every sovereign
you can show.     But what of that?
Do you dare to hint that Cicely is
sordid, and values money more thnn
love V I i-poke indignantly, for I had
last patience with him, knowing how
uncnleuhiting she* was, and how good
her disposition.
"Sordid���good gwacious, no!'- said
"Then don't talk  to me about Mr.
Leclerc being a better husband than
..'Wc did not speak for some minutes.
At --length ho said, speaking with
ugH-it-lon t
"Mr. Holderne-'B, do you think that
she still cares) for mts?"
"That I don't know/ said I, "but
I   will find out."
" And you will let nn* know?'*
" Yes.'*
"This evening. I nm going to see
my friends now. You can Btay outside If you like, and look up at the
studio window. If I Uft tho blind
you will know Hhe still love.** you; I
I make, no signal you will understand
that she has fallen Into your way of
thinking, and looks upon Mr. Leclerc
Ofi a better sort of a man for a husband.'*
lie needed no pressing, you may bo
euro. Wo got out of the cab J he
stationed himself In the shadow opposite* Sunnyslde Cottage, while r
crossed over and knocked nt the door.
Potter opened the door; lie had his
hat on.
"Hallow. Old Punctuality, that
you ?" snid he. " How Is it you're not
at your work to-night?"
" There's someone else In my place."
" You'll find tho girls upstairs. I'm
going out to pick up ideas."
I saw he was in nn unenviable frame
of mind, so, to punish htm, I let him
go without telling him of the good
fortune that had befallen Madge.
I found the girls stitching in the
studio. They were very pleased to see
me, but it was obvious from their pale
faces that tliere had been trouble
amongst them recently. They were
surprised to see ine at this time, and
asked tlie cause with some nuxlety,
fearing that all was not well In Lambeth���a fear that had never crossed
the mind of their selfish father.
" I have good news to tell you ;
that's wliy I am here," said I.
" It couldn't have come at a better
time, for we are ln trouble again,"
suid Cicely.
"Why,  how's  that?" I  asked.
" Cicely has lost lier engagement at
Mrs. Leclerc's," said Joan.
And then they told me, first ono
speaking and then the other, how Mrs.
Leclerc had suddenly grown cold nnd
formal, and without any cause that
Cicely could divine until this after-,
noon, when Mr. Perclval Leclerc called
and made a formal offer of marriage
to Cicely, telling her that he had announced his Intention of doing so to
his sister-in-law on Monday, which
was the day before the change lu her
" Ah, ah I" said I; " she encouraged
the flirtation for her own amusement,
but she did not wish it to go any
" Yes, that is how it is," said Joan.
" It doesn't greatly matter whether
she likes It or not. Tho thing ls
whether you and Mr. Leclerc will be
happy together," said I, my heart
failing as I thought of the poor wretch
on the other side of the way, watching the window for a signal which was
to decide his happiness.
" But I am not going to marry him.
I have refused hhn distinctly," said
Now I understood why Potter had
gone out to pick up ideas in an ill
" Have you refused him because you
thought it would be objectionable to
his friends ?" I asked.
" No," said Cicely, " I didn't think a
bit about them."
" He is a very amiable and well-to-
do gentleman," said I, " and evidently
loves you very much to mako tills
offer in opposition to his friends'
wishes; why have you refused him?"
" Because," said Cicely, falterlngly,
" because I du not love hini"; aud
then, of course, she began to whimper.
But I was overjoyed, and it was a
hard matter to conceal my satisfaction. I had seated myself cIobo to the
window, and now, as if not knowing
what to do with my hand, I caught
hold of the green baize, and jogged It
up and down. We ail sat silent���there
was no sound but the " ���lek" of Joan's
needle, and now auu tneu a little sob
from Cicely.
Suddenly we heard a faint knock at
the street door. Cicely started to her
feet us if the knock threatened to
burst in the panels. After all these
weeks she recognized her lover's
" You bad better go and open tlie
door, Cicely," 1 taid.
With a slight cry of joy, she slipped
from thu room aud rau downstairs.
Then I toUl Joan who It was, and
what bad passed between Horace and
" Oh, this is good news indeed I" she
"Ay, but it isn't nil," t answered;
and then I told her about tho restitution Mr. Motley had made.
She listened with surprise nnd delight; the color came Into her faeo;
nhe wan as eXQlteil as 1. I hud never
seen ber look so nice; but then, happiness and good honest feelings make
the humbles-, lace beiiutliul.
"You nre a herald of gladness 1"She
said, putting lier hand Into mine, and
she looked ulcer thau ever as she
"Aye," said I; "but I want my reward."
"Why, bow cau wo repay you'.'"
she asked in all Innocence.
"Nothing less than this hand to
keep for ever will satisfy me," naid 1.
And with that I pressed her hand,
and slipping tha other round lur trim,
natty dttlo waljit, I drew her to me,
I own that I was surprised by my
own declaration ; but it must not
be thought that I wna carried away
by the excitement of the moment. No,
my exultation was of a better kind;
it raised me above those selfish Ideas
which had grown out of solitude,
and an existence which had no higher object than the saving of money
as a provision against poverty in old
age. And as a proof of that, I have
never for a single Instant regretted
this act, but, on the contrary, bave
congratulated myself again and
Joan did not make many objections.
She certainly asked what "her poor
father would do with no oue to take
caro of him, but 1 pointed out that
no ouo waa better able to take care
of himself thau ho was. and that
when Madge and Philip were once
more living In good .style he wouldn't
trouhlo any one but thf-m with his
* ��� ��� ��� *
So in due course Horace married
Cicely, aud I  married Joan.
* �����������*��
I have but little more to add.
Madge has two sous aud a daughter
now; maternity, 1 think, has only
added to her beauty. Philip declares
that every one of his sons -shall learn
a trade; he himself occupies some of
his time at a lathe. They livo In
good style; well, but not extravagantly. Hard times did tbem both
good; titer are well beloved.
We h'avf never Seen or heard anything of Mr. Burns and his boy since
the day they parted with Madge aud
Philip  to  return to America.
Last September Mr. Motley gave
bb* fri cutis and admirers a great surprise. He bolted, where, no one
knows, taking with him every shilling
that could bo scraped together. It
was found that the brewery and bank
were mortgaged; the debts were
enormous. Por more than a year
previous to this final crash he had
lived on bad terms with his wife; bo
left her absolutely destitute.
I am happy to say that tlie Whip
has fallen into better hands. Mr.
Thornton's money, was deposited ln
his friend's bank ; he was ruined by
the man ho had made.
(The End.)
VIEWS       OF      A      HUMAN      CATHOLIC
Hev, It. C. Lthmann, of St. Mary's It. V.
Church, llttnillton. Out., Tellii uf tlie
U-i'-il MtTvlcct-i iif Ur, Agnaw'fl Cut-ii -rltal
Fow tier.
It Is not the case that cold in the
head, or catarrhal dilliculty is unknown in the summer season. Many
are suffering to-day, and in some cases
the disease takes the shape of hay
fever. Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder
isl(a most effective remedy In all such
cases. Headers of this paper know of
the many prominent clergymen of all
denominations who have felt it their
duty to recommend this remedy. Added
to the recommendation of the Kev.
Father Hinchey, of Hamilton, comes
that of tlio Relv. R. C. Libmann, of
St. Mary's R. 0. Church, of the same
city. Ever devoted to the interests of
his parishioners, this faithful priest
feels that he is doing them a kindness in telling how this remedy benefited hhn In the case of catarrhal
troublo. It never falls to benefit anyone. Sample bottle and blower sent
on receipt of two 3-cent stamps. S.
G. Detchon, No. 44 Church street,
The Duke of Marlborough's father
used to say, in regard to the enormous expenses of 'keeping up Blenheim
Palace, that It cost ��81)0 ($4,000) a
year to'keep the place in putty alone.
David Plunkett, member ol the Parliament for Dublin University, who has
Just been raised to the peerage, though
not a wealthy man, has probably
more money standing ln his name than
nny single private citizen in the world.
Ho is trustee for many rich people,
including the Guinesses, and generally
holds iu that capacity from #150,000-
000 to $200,000,000 worth of securities.
A good story Is being repeated of
T. D. Sullivan, M. P. for West Donegal,
and one time Lord Mayor of Dublin. It
chanced during Ids tenure of office
that the duty of opening somo new
swimming baths fell to his share. His
method was an original one. No sooner
was the official part of the ccremony
completed than he proceeded to strip,
and challenged tlm town clerk to swim
the entiro length of the baths, a contest which resulted in an easy victory
for the Lord Mayor.
Kipling got a setback from Gladstone's little granddaughter, Dorothy
Drow, the last time hu was iu England, so tho story goes. Ho was visiting at her horae, took o groat fancy
to hor, and endeavored to make a
good impression upon her by telling
tales, After some time ber mother,
fearing Mr. Kipling might he tired,
called her and said:    "Now, Dorothy,
1 hope you have been good nnd not
wearying Mr. Kipling." "Oh, no,
mother, not a bit," replied tbe infant
terrible, "but you've no Idea how Mr.
Kipling has been wearying mo!"
This story is more than a little
old. At a London reception a friend
of the great Mrs. Kendal, having
congratulated that lady on her
daughter's marriage, went on to nay,
"It won't be long, I suppose, before
your son's turn conies." "Well," answered majestic Madge, "If ever he
does marry, let US pray that ho won't
marry some trollop of nn actress."
"Hut," piped up an actor standing
by, "that's Just what his father did."
.\ Min later ur the Gospel ti [-leuied to Te
ofthe v.ori'j--rrul Curative Powers ot
south Ami ricau Kidney Cure.
Rev. -Tames Murdoch, of St. John,
N. P.���" 1  havu used South American
Kidney Cure with marked success. U
will do all the manufacturers claim
for it. 1 felt much benefited after
taking tbe remedy but a couple of
days. 1 have taken iu nil four buttles, ami consider that I have received $10o worth of good frnm each
sim (just klsBed)���How daro von,
He���I hopo you will pardon me; I
didn't think.
She���Think ? Of course, you didn't
think. But your Inability to think
is uo excuse for your conduct, I suppose you mean to tell me that if you
hnd stopped to think you would not
have wanted to kiss me.
''I wonder why tlie newspapers
print so much Btnff nbont that Marlboro ugh-V nnd erb.lt wedding," said a
man to me a few days ngo ; "it Is
enough to disgust people." Ol course
this man Is ouly one of a class of
censorious newspaper critics; of
course he was honest iu bis opinion ;
but I noticed that he hnd taken the
trouble to get a number of United
States papers, and by using a little
diplomacy I discovered that he had
not found sufficiently detailed reports
in the Canadian papers and wanted
more���wanted to be further disgusted,
Of course; seemed to like the process.
What a lot of hypocrites there are
In the world���some of them almost
uncimscious hypocrites. They mean
welt, but they don't practice what
they preach. That mini ut the news
stand, for Instance, was the mover
of The resolution in the convention of
"The Society to Make n Heaven of
Earth" against the publication of tho
details off "-Vandal.-*, trials, crimes, etc.,
in tlie press. What is he doing V Oh!
lie's getting copies of the metropolitan papers so that lie may read all
the details of the great matrimonial
scandal In New York which was so
vile that it was barely mentioned in
the local papers. They never did
show nny great enterprise, he will
tell you.
But about that wedding. Do you
know, I think much of the affected
disgust at the publication of its details springs trom sheer envy. What
was the story of its pump and pnrado
but that of our owu Uttle one-borse
wedding exhibitions on a big scale���
the report of a Canadian, a Hnmilton,
"splurge" marriage writ in ton-line
bluck-inee capitals? It bears in the
glory of its publicity, as compared
with eveu our biggest "matrimonial
exhibitions," the relation of,a circus
bill-board to a dodger. The dodger
advertisement does not make inuch
of a show beside the bill-board, and
the dodger people feel piqued. That's
about the size of It.
" Defending all the pomp and show of
it'.'" Oh.no! Iain nnt concerned with
that. It is all a question of taste.
The money it ccst was their own, I
presume ; at least, 1 am not going
behind the fact of its possession. If
they like that sort of thing, it is their
privilege to have it. Rut note: if the
people who buy papers were uot hungry to rend ahout it, the men wbo
make tlie papers would not print the
reports. The newspapers know whnt
the people waut; they generally keep
in advance of the people, but tliey
cannot Ignore demand.
But who grumbles at the taste
shiowu by wealth and title in indulging in���well, call It vulgar, ostentation 7 How many people of wealth
can lay their hands on their hearts
and plead innocence of such offence
on such ocensions ? Vauderbilts and
Marlborough had bigger purses���could
command great, r i fleet���but was their
" show" relatively more " ostentatious" or " disgusting" than that of
mauy that we have" known ? There's
tho rub.
Yes, I think the old Idea of marriage
was decidedly to be preferred to that
which Is growing in favor with the
well-to-do, especially among the parvenu class. Marriage was a private,
a family, affair In tho older time.-*. If
it was celebrated with festivities, they
were for Joyful companionship, not
prepared to furnish occasion for a
vulgar display of wealth. Men did
not, after duly calling tho attention
of guests to what was coming, present the. bride with four-figure
cheques on a hank where their account would not stand a draft of cold
nir; nor did they load themselves with
mortgages to pay for a little cheap
wedding feast glory.
Aud this present giving ft wns just
going to write "begging," when I
bethought me that that would lie
too severe) is getting to be a nuisance destructive of all true friendship and respect. A big list of names
of Invited guests from all quarters of
the habitable globe is one of tbe features of most weddings of the aspiring. Each recipient understands that
however slight may lie nis acquaintance with tbe parties, this is n request to "shell out." The carte is to
him nn order lu plain words: "I don't
care whether you conic to my wedding or not, but by this I tax you for
a wedding present. They will all be
ticketed and put on exhibition like
prize pigs or pumpkins at a fair, nud
will afterwards Ir; advertised iu the
papers. You won't, want to look
small, so make your present a valuable one." Hasn't it struck you
that way, reader V And how your
respect for a bride and groom rises
when you read at the bottom left
corner of an invitation: "Positively
no presents accepted," Why Bhould
marriage bo made a begging business.'
"A crank!" Yes, I am a crank, of
course; but that does not dispose of
wh.*ut I Bay. J contend that marriage
is too personal���sacred, if you will -
an affair to be turned Into a show,
to gratify the vulgar taste or nearly
as vulgar crowd. I Should not object to making it a festive occasion,
but the circus features, tbe clownish exhibition of expense, the I tol low
mockery of the public display of wedding presents���many of Which represent polite blackmail���and tlm bandwagon pomp often affected nre pitiable, if amusing. Let us be candid in
our actions���evon in .our- weddings ;
surely there is enough of pretence, of
make-believe, lu life without prostituting marriage to it. And till we
feol and act that way, we must not
be over-censorious with Marlborough
and his bride. Mnsquetto.
Thousands of cases of Consumption,
Asthma, Coughs, Colds and Croup are
cured every day by Slilloh's Cure.
Tho rumors of the proposed retirement of General de Campos, in command of tho Spanish f.trees in Cuba,
are officially denied In Madrid.
Don't bo a fool; know what you
I want a-nd refuse to be imposed upon
by greedy dcalors when they attempt
to palm off sore producing substitutes
for Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor, tlie only safe, sure, and painless
corn cure. Putnam's Corn Extractor
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Notices   of  Births,   Mainlines   ami
Pcaths, $o cents each Insertion,
No Advertisment inserted fur less than
js cents.
Tuesday, D;;C* 10,J095.
W* can see ni) indication thnt the
Manilobins intend aackii'H down, and
^tence the school question remains ns
troublesome and dangerous as ever.
The Ottawa authorities having given
thc Manitoba government until J n.
snd, to answer, will not of course
.before that time take any stops to call
parliament together. Iiy many competent to judge, it is believed that the
(.resent session cannot legally last
after March, and if this be sn, then a
proclamation will be issued early in
January convening parliament. Wc
may be sure that party lines will be
broken on this question, and that thc
session will be the mnst exciting in
,the hulory of the Dominion.
Imperial Federation is evidently
gaining ground. Secretary of .State Isr
the Colonies is doing a splendid work
by his advocacy of a course, which, if
("mat Britain is to remain intact, must
some day triumph. It is but simple
justice that tbe Colonies should have a
voice in the policy of the naiion of
which they form so tmpuitant a part
and that they should be required to
contribute their quota for the maintenance of the navy, upon which reliance
must be placed for the common defence.
The powers are slill fooling with the
Turk. It is time for decisive action.
The Armenian atrocities are a disgrace
to our civilijation and months should
nnt be allowed tu pass without providing protection.
The greatest battle of the war has
jbeen fought in Cuba and 10,0-10
Spanish soldiers put to flight,
The Wharf, Dec. sn.l.
The bay was quite lively last week.
At one lime the Mineola, "City nl
fucbla" and the San Maeto were lying
here for cargoes-three as tine vessels as
ynu will see invwhere on the coast. The
Danube, too, called in on her way from
J. Carthew'j tjang of carpenters, A.
Beaton, foreman, is putting up the new
freight shed **, 190.
Track foreman, Hat wood, has taken
up the metals on the old freight wharf
and McLaughlin and his gang arc tearing up the planking, to relay it on the
pew wharf.
Wanderers around these parts after
dark will please be careful not to si roll
���long the old piling ��r they will drop
from time into eternity, or at least into
the Royal Union Hospital at ten doll���rs
.a week.
The new wharf will be ready for traffic
by Wednesday. It will be tilled up solid
with rock and doss for about 1*3 of its
The mason work is making good progress the back wall is now well under
way. L- I'iercy keeps his gang humping
at the grading, while he keeps hi.
,weathei eye open for rain storms.
The carpenter gang on the washer
��ra�� reduced bv MVeil on Saturday.
This looks as if the work was narrowing
A Pare, has hts trestle bents up.
Kev. Mr. Tait, Methodist missionary
"o the Indians, front Cape Ileal-.' to
Comox, paid us a visit last Thursday.
There's it Held of work. I take it that it
requires energy, perseverance, conrattc,
Sclf.ilrnial and the grace of Ond to attend
���o it thoroughly.
W. 0. T. U. 800XAL
H��M at Mr   flohli'a tt Ua Bay, oa th.
���...iting ot Nn��. SSth.
Unfortunately Ui. stormy .ctth.r pra.
,��u.��,i aom. *i ta. principal mrmlHirs from
Mat pmaut, to tn. (urate n-gmnl all;
put the kind boat and hihttaa did all th.y
.���mild to mak. aa tot tha los*, and a moit
, Ji.yabl. evening waa apunl. Rwiitat.au,
aud reading, with niu-40 and muga tilled up
**-,. tiiM. jo apitu ol tb. weathar aboot
.ilhtraa mad. their appwaaw, auai. from
��t> Mn -j.ulau.enl. Boing tint tint attempt
.it ��k�� kind �������� think it was qui** a au-oft-at.
>"any thank, an dae for th. vary hind
and boaptlabt. tnai-urr in which th.y ware
�����**.*tafturi by .Mr- au) Mn, K >')U.
(Written for the News bv a Tacoma
In head-gear, the picture hats and
skeleton bonnets rival each other. For
young women and girls the inin-o'-shanter
ur mud-cap is my becoming,
Large hats trimmed profusely with
ostrich tips, having a crown ot yellow
velvet nr gold braid are seen. The
Dutch bonnets so generally becoming,
-.till hold their prominence in popular
favor. While lite black ,'ir.cl gold, nnd
black,ind white, are striking, they ine
becoming so popular as to soon rentier
them common. A dirk green velvet
piclino hat trimmed in plumes and
golden brown velvet is a dream,
The new jackets are unity but more
becoming to the womnn of medium
Height, than her tall sister. The sleeves
in tliese jackets are tliuglgol, corded
with velvet or stiu hetl in lour or live
ro.\s( some are elaborately braided,
others with buttons very large, as the
only trimming.
And ull I the buttons! Thero is no
end to the stock of innions displayed in
the stores, on the costumes we pass on
the street and at the Motnsies.
Some of jet, beautifully cut arc treasures. Then there are' pearl button*,
smoked and others pore white antl
carved so delicately, they seem like
Skirts are growing appalling in width.
Ten yards is the reqtllied circumference
for the latest skirt, and women louk like
pen-wipers in tliein, but ihey aie lined
so hvautifully about tint hips antl fill so
gracefully in ripples 10 the leet. that I
am sine tliey will remain in lavor. In
fact they lend stnteliness to almost any
figure and add to rather than detract
Irom a beautiful fi[iure.
A beauiil'ul go,vn in black satin, with
sleeves of cut velvet with every color oi
the rainbow showing, is trimmed with a
band of mink nt ross the bodice, beginning at the waisi, it is carried diagonally
across the front to llm shoulders and
about the neck, where it fastens under a
mink's head, Kruiu the band til inter,
vals are ,,nc tiny mink's heads, over the
bust; from thc belt three broader bands
ofthe fur ending with three heads exiend
half (he length of the skirt. A unban
wtth a band of the mink, black heavily
stitched.gloves complete this very fetching toilet.
Gloves are very long. .
Illouse waists arc slill popular and made
ol the new fancy silks, These silks show
the old fashioned designs of our grandmothers' days. A dainty blue ground
with tiny rosebuds scattered uver it is
quaintly pretty.
Cravannetie is rapidly succeeding tho
rubber waterproofs. It is so light and sn
effectually keeps out the rain that it
recommends itssclf to al' women who
are compelled to be much nut of doors.
Veils arc of such varieties! in doited,
figured, plain and the coarse full-netting
Shoes are shown in both common
sense toes, and the poinied toe. I I'link
most women favor the latter and surely
thev are the prettier.
Furs are always stylish and seal which
has always been, still is the leader.
Bangs are still worn by manv, but thc
proper thing is to brush the hair straight
back from the face, wilh a few solt tendrils on each side nf the parting, this
style is trying to the majority, but when
becoming is quite a rest from the heavy
bang ot the past decade,
Side-combs are in great demand to
hold back the short side locks that fall
about one's ears untidily when ttneon-
A narrow black satin ribbon with a
liny silver heart as slide is now worn
about the neck, attached to thc watch,
Vinttgrcttes are such huge bottles that
they are no longer the source of pride to
those who love u dainty piece for their
We have nearly all our New Fall and Winter stuffs in Stock
Don't you make a purchase without First taking n look through our
Wc mean tc do the: business this fall and have marked the goods
to sell. Drop in anyhow, when in Nanaimo. We will be more than
pleased to show you our stock whether you are.buying or hot.
49 Commercial Street,      SLOAN & SCOTT. Nanaimo, B. C.
Mr. M, Kellv of Tacoma and W. C
Pierce ofthe Elite Studio, Nanaimo, will
stop at Union with a 1'hoto tent for a
short time,
All parties wishing Photo's taken should
call early, as wc shall not stop over, one
Cloudy days preferred for sittings.
Having taken this house, except the
bar, I shall be pleased to receive the
patronage nf the public.
Board per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 re'*!*,.
T.J. Piercy.
All accounts owing to Robert Graham's
estate must be paid to the undersigned
hv Nov, 30 or legal proceedings will be
John Bruce.
"Mad. Kovr-taber, 1895
HIS HONOR th. L;.ntooant Qoveraor baa
bt'Cn plua.cwl to appoint:-
Cbarlaa Spring nf Kyuqaot V, I., E-quir.
to Iw a Juittoa ol the Peat* within and for
the Cwaea El.--t.ujl Ili-tikit,
  UNION   BRICK   YARD   B.  0.	
Manufacturers of Handmade Sand   Stock  Bricks.
Special   Patterns Now On   Hand  For Chimney  Heads, Cornices Etc
Drs. Lawrence & Wcstv/ood.
Physicians and surgeons.
���Cri-TIOIT B c.
We knvo appointed Mr.  James  Abrams our collector until  further notion, to whan all overdue accounts
***tiy ho paid.
7 Nox. 1898.
Society     Cards
1.0. 0, F., Xo .11
Umor. Lfdge, I, O. 0. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend,
Win. Anthonv, R. S.
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,U.C.R
Courte'i.'iy II, C.
Lodge meets on evety Saturday nn or
betore the full nf tho moon
Visiiing Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
0. F.. meet in theit lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. in. Visiiing brethren
cordiallv invited 10 attend.
). M, Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 4, I. 0. 0. F���   Union.
Meets first and third Wedncseays of
each month nt 8 o'clock p. tn. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
Win. Anthony, Scribe.
NolsOn Camp No, 44 of the Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every other Monday even
tng at 8 p.m. Visiiing neighbours cordially invited to attend,
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
Nanaimo Saw Mill.
Sasli and Door
-o-,*ii :o- q-*-
(P. 0. DnHwr SU. Tnl.phon. Call, ��*��)
R-i*** A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always nn hand.   Also
Shingles, laths. Pickets, Doors, Windows and Winds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
' Cedar. White Pino.  Redwood
Steamer Jo in
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamt*r JOAN will sail ar, follows
CALLING AT WAY POUTS 11. iinmiigoni
and freight may offer
IrtR.e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
*' Niuiaitiin for Coniox, Wedtio-ilii**, 7 n. in
I oave Coniox fur Nnniiiiiio,      Fridays. 7 a.tn
"     Nai'aiino for Victoria   Sal urdi-y, 711 tn
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time Table  No.   25,
Totnk,'otreot.��t 8 am an Monday, Octnbf-r
:!S IK)',.   Truii.B rati oil ('i.eiflii   tionmrtl tune.
Lv. Vlutovln tot N*auf,liuo nud :.'.. si. I v- let.
tialllngton I S.CO 1   3 so
ir, -Mui-omo : ii.m ! mis
Ar.  vVullJII-'tolt !   t'i.W I   IJ..Y-
I    AMI   I" M
I Dully. I 8.11*1'**.
Lv, Wi-HliiRtoo for Vlrtorta  1   s.2n  I   Vsr
Lv. Nana'mc.fdf Vlelorta...   1 810   I  all
Ar. Vietorla I  ItUO I   7WJ
For l'***" had informal ion app'y  at Cln-
pany'i 1'tint'**,
President. tleu'l Supt
tl.K. PRIOR,
flan. Frelirlit and Paasoiwor Aat.
Lowest CASH Price
New novels, plain ond fancy ste-
tloaepyal Plmbury's.
Ef -/erside fiotefe
Courtenay, B, 0.
Geo, Dunbar, Prop.
il, Best of Liquors
TH Finest of Cigars
Ms       Good Table
H       and
If       Courteous Attention
The Fnmous
Jul & :��:i; st, juinm .**-.
410X1 ItKAL.
To order
ny\. ~/i
JSrSi'Htl for SnniplM,  Prtiu|it dolirery.   P��
tool fit hUKluii'rt-1.
Ution Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Kotigh and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumpijig done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R.Grant & L. Mounte, Pmprs.
,1 r-m prepared to
furnish Stylish Bigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B.C
EAMTNG MfaYti^&bw
Mrs. Britgold, left Fiidayfor Nanaimo.
Alex. Grant, has gone to Victoria on
business connected with his firm.
Leonard Frank, has re urncd in
The holiday week hen: promises to be
a lively one.
Tlie Kev. Mr. Young, returned to
Nanaimo last week.
Prof. Spear has remained over for
ami her week. An effort is being made
to induce ham tn remain here.
McPhee & Moore's stock ol Family
Crtx-erics is no* complete.
Miss MoaMit, who has be- n vi.itinj*
��i h Mrs. A. Grant, has. returned to he,
ibome in the Black Diamond City.
Orders for powder left lor tne at Dave
Anthony's will receive prompt attention
F. Curran.
One noticeable feature last Friday
tmnrninf* wr�� titat a box car was reserved especially for the Indie*.
Mcl'l ee 4 Moore are now npeninj* up
llieir Fall an I Winter ��i,ick of blankets,
���Quilts, Mens1 underwear, Sox, Gloves,
���Oil clothing, and rubber goods.
Mr. F. /. ISeanc, of the I'rovtnce, is
���n the town'in the interests of lhat jour.
mal. This is his first visit to Union; ue
ihope it will ii-n be his last.
For Sale.���House and lot on Penrith ate, beinj; isi house east of Comox
road.   Will Ixt sold at a bargain.   Appij
ito Mrs. Emnta Richards oa the premise.
Tlie sale olf work of the Ladies' Aid
���connected witb the Presbyterian church,
held in the Williams block, Thursda;
al'leriKinn, drew quite an attendance
notwiUisiand'ng the rain. The young
folk* seemed to enjoy it immensely.
Tliere were many nice things for sale and
-quite an amount was disposed of.
Foh Sack.��� 8 acres cheap at Comox
Terms to sutu   Owner going to Kngland,
R. L Leigh Spencer
V. O. Hox J7��., Nanaimo, or ut Cumberland Club., Union.
Mr, Walter Williscrolt. who has been
in the employ of Grant it Mounce, has
inft for I'ort .Simpson, tn take charge ot
'(he aflnrs of bis brother, Capt. Willis
croft, the s id news of whose death bits
just been received by him.
Mr. McKim, the p^uiar merchant,
has now arranged his store so that *ie can
���display and handle his large and varied
-itoilt of goods to the best advantage.
Mis rubber goads are just the thing neen*
��d for this weather and his stock of men's
furnishings and under clothing is very
complete, and in addition to this is the
large consignment of goods direct from
���Glasgow all of -which are going at rock
Iboltom prices.
The subscription for the benefit of Mr-
Marion McLean, whose husband was
���drowned in the lake on the -tSth of July,
leaving Iter with a large family tn support, has been forwarded to her at
1'ollokslrnvs, .Scotland. It amounted to
JJ04. The committee in charge nf rais
ing and forwarding the fund consists o*
ttlttst, W-ilker, Andrew McKnight and
Wa'tasr U'ilson.
We ha-rn juat reoetv.J new p.'-*., li*
fraui Jas. M ilillau ft Co, I c. SOO fi
V't.% Ave. North Minneapolis M nn,'lh
largest hide and fnr rieitem in the N'onh
���wat, and tbey cid be ob'taitiftfl at thia i>ff
tee at nov timtj Th*ttr a u-rtia-xiiaut. ap.
*j>tkM tw>.a1arly ia the Wees I, Hove,
At P'ltH'.'*, hall, Mimtlay evening, D-rj,
2:1 d, a .peuJtil eiitrrta'iunsDt will is
gtv.ll f.T thn lieotli, ,1 .lamia Welia e-,
wtni was injur. A in th. minea aod lias l. t
sou. '..an able fa wotk ami who ha*, a
l.rfc. taooly itepetioing upon him. The
tikes nt sd'nnsion ure lifty oenta. Tat
I Mow ug is the
[atrudua'ory remark. Rev. Mr.
Sutherland. Cl>airuiaa
Ole. Presbyterian Choir
Solo Mire Rachel Daniels
tiong Willi��� All-op
Highland Flmu..... . Minaea Oarrlaun,
Vaas, FVr1ir4.ii.il aod Willia'iia
Iuatruinantal N.-ln Mm Williams
Snog Mra. Arrias
Unit .M tenia Anthony anil Bnuuiii
6 .ng  Rub- rt Haokit.
CI ,g Dauue  J �� Wiiktf*
Glee Methodist Choit
.Snog Riehard Barnea
Sword II wee AIhx B<*at'm
I'uet Mra. Ariaa aud Miaa
Song  Misa Skinner
Club Swinging Miaa Fitrguaon
Itiatrumtnial Solo Miu Ul. Anthony
Song Ltwia  Howell
Song Miaa H. Anthony
Bong Tom Peart.
-Sailor* H-Ttipipe Alex. Beaton
������ Gad Sav. Ib. Qneeu������
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs olf.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
Fall and Winter Goods will be sold lor
the next 30 days at a reduction of 10 per
cent. I have received by last steamer a
lot of New Hats and Bonnets for Children which I will sell very cheap.
Mrs. J. S. Kendall.
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dunsmuir Ave, Union,
opposite to the The News,
where I will keep in stook and
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in my
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, and carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
is respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
Notary Public.
Agenr for the Alllane a Fire
Insurance Company of loi:
don and the Phoenix 01
Agent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Association of Toronto	
Union, B C.
Miss BB. Wiliiarrfs,
Teacher of Music, Shorthand
ancl Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
Officii Itoom 2, Mel'hee & Moora U'ltl'g and at
NANilMO. B. C.
1". O. DRAWER  18.
,F, Curran
���V c    /"v.__  S
Keeps a full line ok
Gurnsey Tilden
Stoves, everywhere famous,
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AMD    Repairing
Cumberland Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures ancl Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
, Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
investment security Savings Co.
Advances   money for Building.
M-'u-ger  for Nanaimo,   Welling ton
and   Cumberland.
Head office, Commercial Street Na
nainio, B. C.
Miss Leigh Spencer visits L'nion front
ihis date nn every boat spcceedini* payday, for collecting dues, and ailvancinx
Ihc Company's business. Parties call ai
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting following Thursday
evening at 7.30.
Fire,   Life,   Accident   Ineurance,
Beal Estate,
UNION,   B.   C.
Will handle all kinds ofgicds,
inr- ucling
Farmers Produce
Give us a call
Tr-C-JTO-N-, B O,
I. J. Theobald,
House and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalscmining
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
of Clocks, Watchea, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
TJNIOM", ���. C.
o I o ) o I o I o") ofo'l
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.O*
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker ln Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Office and Works   Ei!*iR'rJ��i*nta
news ollice.
���cntrioN **8, c.
Union Mines
Furniture    Stare
A   Full Line of Every!hing
Including Curtains, Carpets
and  Rugs, and  our
woven wire
In Separate
we keep
"pfiond Hand
Weconduct every branch of th*?
Undertaking   Business   including
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
--        MANUFACTUniCK OF        	
Sarsaparalla, CbampRfjno Cider, Ircn Phosphate! and Syrup*.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lag-er bbtn; bteum Bwr and Porter
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
Stage and Livery
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Retes Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done, .\
Js&cQ,TJTTj~1J\.1~ 6c ojlo^eoi^ej
J 1 ho Ik-st Citigli Syrup.
ITasuiati.KKl. l.'ne Id time,
asolil hy J>riiiriTi3t;i.
I presume wo have used over
one hundred bottles of Piso'u
_ Cure for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���W. C. Miltenbebobr, Clarion, Pa.,
Deo. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-, ~"
plaints.���-E. Shorev, Postmaster, ���
Shorey, Kansas, Dec 21st, 1891
Wall Paper
Paint Store
��� AND ���
Tinting and
A  Specialty
All   orders promptly attended to.
Old Drug Store. Union, B. C.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister" & Solicitor. No's 2*4
Commercial street.
**4.I*^IKO,   b.  e,
J. A. Ca*ihew
���CTiTIOJ-T. *��. C.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
rhillip��(5able and Co., Prop's
aston Stt-Mt     -   Nanaimo B. a
Manufactures (lie finest cigar* ��
employes none but while labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cift-ars-
when you can obtain a scrmioR ami-
cle foi the Mme mosey FARM AND GARDEN.
winter. Tims 'loins, you will ilo it on ,
a larger scale another year.
It   is tlie first few flurries ol tlie
UJRICULTURE element-    which    wijrk  the greatest
.���.,,  ! havoc among tho herds. The steady
time to road   an   agricultural   ���". a, Ul0 ��lawmt8r montha is l.et-
BMEN IN  HEALTH,   wn  and  humor,; issue no. 47 1896.
newspaper ? Truly, it does not
take so long to read a newspaper as
tt does to do nnd undo ninny oi thn
useless things which would become
better understood lu nil their bearings
if tin; refilling, couiparlng-'anu thinking habit were more pronounced.
There should he some scope in which
to develop tlhe activities of the
Tin- present U. S. enormous corn
crop Mould lmve IxBn an over production a few yenrs ago, and the bottom would lmve dropped out of prices.
Now .s]0 an .'ore cun lie mude hy cnt-
tlng up tlie c,u-ii for (odder, for an
acre nt todder is worth two tuns of
hay. Tliis means cnsh (nr nil tho
hay. and a market for tlie surplus
corn abroad.
All Europe Is learning that Com Is
tic best and cheapest lood for man
or lieast, nnil they are buying It for
bread nnd stock feeding. In flakes,
breakfast foods, grit, hominy, meal,
fancy bolted flour, glucose, whisky,
it asserts its own    merits, aud   has ]
crcntod its own demands and the ' work of feeding nnd caving for them,
price will ho kept from fulling below I so that the cost of tlio feed given
a profitable point. i during  growth and the finishing  for
Tlie Maryland station has demon- market, with tlio cost of set-vice, enn
strated that tliere is more digestible | be considered ns the real cost ot the
matter contained in tlie    corn plant! animal.
than in the ear, nnd that the fodder ! The value ol corn fodder is much
from ono ncro yields as much digestible j enhanced when properly prepared, es-
niutter as do two tons ot timothy i pecially for cattle, whether for milk,
liny. Tlio butts und larger parts of j tor growth or tor fattening purposes1,
the stalks   contain moru    than   the ; The sharp edges, when cut up, some
Tlie Interesting Story of a Lady in
Qu'Appelle, N. W, T,
ter endured by all kinds of stock than
the extremes ot weather Incident to
the opening of the winter season.
See thnt they go into winter quarters without any disadvantages.
Ir requires sonic judgment to know
when the best stage of futtening hns   B   , ,.    ,   ,      ,
,    ,        , ,. , .,. ,,.,..   Suflere'i ���Hu severe Headaenea, Loaa nf
heen reached, und it is cnsily possible i " ' .,, . '
to feed a  little too long.  Especially'       Appetite urni Katigneou Blight Exertion
is this s,i late ln the fall or the win- |       -luaomnla Added Us Terrors i<> Her
ter,    when the weather is eold anil i      Trouble.
considerable food is required to maintain animal heat. On the other baud, , (The   Vldette, Qu'Appelle,   N.  "W. T.J
Throughout this broad Dominion
them are thousands of women, prematurely old nnd constant suf'orcrs,
either as a-result ot too constant application to household work, or trom
I troubles Incidental to the sex. To
j those Buffering thus, it Is gratifying
t last lieen
tops and blades. Iu nny region tlie
fodder alone would winter the stock
Tho advantages arising front tin
enrly husking nre: The fodder is
put up enrly and allowed to sottylt:
beforo the severe winter winds come
m, and will keep better; it is easier
ut men and teams before   time    for \ ls
times so hurt tlio mouth.us to cause
tliein to eat It sparingly. When reduced to tt pulpy muss it is enjoyable
food for the animal, aad a profitable
one to the farmer and breeder.
not generally considered
tiatl weather and mud; the wheat, ii ! Bary adjunct to the grace, beauty or
sown, is not Impaired so bnd by I symmetry ot tho womanly lorm.
teams going over it. | Within tlio body, however, is a great
The suit and climate of Maine seem , waste made necessary according to
to favor tire growing of n table corn i tile eonli.itloii of tilings���continually
of high value, and the rapid exten- 1 in proecs8 and requiring tlie perfect
sion of the Industry attests that tlio , actlon ������ ��������� bodily functions to ab-
farmers are rapidly availing them- ; HOrl. or -j|ei)cl the refuse. When there
selves ot their natural advantages; j ls irregularity or inaction, ladies
and yet it is feared that much which j who v,im0 a cfcani pUr0| healthy body
is, sold as Maine corn has had origin wlu take j-,r j'ierce's Favorite Pres-
in other    localities ;  nothing    like   a   cription���the only remedy for woman
Farmers nre too opt to regard the
effort to supply tho homo market as
Iictty business, unworthy of thoir
powers, wliile to grow grain and
breed, fatten and rear live stock for
the outside world Is a great culling,
even though obliged to sell some of
their crops under cost of production.
This notion is a folly of whicli they
should qulokly disabuse themselves.
Tbe husbandman should reflect that
when he has succeeded in rearing anil
supporting an ordinary sized American
family upon a fnrni he has accomplished a great work ; he has achieved
greater results than a majority of
those engaged ln other pursuits. His
garden, hennery, apiary and cow have
kept liim in food nnd clothing, and
brought him comfort and happiness.
Why should he ever groan?
Some people seem to think that the
wor't ol saving and hauling manure
costs more than it is worth. That depends upon thc uforesaid people. This
expense will be at a minimum It the
work is done nt a time they are not
rushed with other work. Upon level
fields there is no time when it ls unwise to spread the stable deposits,
lust now is a good time to find the
���riginnl soil in the barnyard.
To prevent rust, in a pound ot
lielted lard dissolve halt nn ounce of
lamplior and mix it with as much
graphite as will give it an Iron color,
Bmear tho tools witli this mixture, ���
and ruli tliein off with a cloth the
next day. Another good preventive
.uatiug is muilo from a mixture of
ard and resin, in aliout the propor*
ion ot ono to two.
The simplest, and probably the best,
cay for most fiu-mers ami breeders is
,o prepare tlie barnyard as a receptacle for the manure by scooping out
o, portion of it saucer shape und Junking it water tight, if the manure is
here collected us mude uud receives
no water hut that which falls from
the clouds, there will he little loss of
fertility. The cost will lie a trifle in
comparison with the saving.
It lias been estimated that there is
enough lirst rate wheat land, at .present unoccupied, In the single State ot
Texus to produce all tlie wheat now
grown lu the United States. It is
a Isu asserted that if thut State were
peopled as thickly as some of the
Atlantic border suites It would hold
all the prtient inhabitants of the
American  I Mini.   North  America   is
it Ls a loss to sell until properly fattened.
We were making good progress Introducing tho Improved breeds before
the panic, but low prices caused many
farmers to give up stock raising, although It was not for the reason that
thero was anything more profitable,
Nnw,   with   the  changing   tide,   the
ninstut'c  stocking tip again, and stock i -    , . .
raising will soon become the univer-] *" '""'���'   *-""" "" n "���*"
sal attraction for the tanner, | 'omul a remedy that will restore them
When anything like reasonable care  to health and strength,   and   bring
is taken to preserve It, the manure  ,    , ,       , .      ( h       bofore
Irom   the stock  should pay   tor  the ,  "       ,      ���   ,       ,,.,���,���
had heen misery nnd Buffering. Man*,
of our readers who know Mrs. Cargo
only as an energetic and capable
boarding-house keeper, may not know
that about u year and a ball ago she
was a confirmed sufferer, feeling but
little hope ot her recovery to health.
Although not confined to bed she
dragged on a wretched existence from
day to day. Added to her other sufferings was thnt terrible one, known
to some In a nilld form, but to few as
to Mrs. Cargo���Insomnia. Tills, with
her other trouhles, headache and a
feeling of fatigue on slight exertion
wasr nptdly breaking her down. Many
medicines were tiled,, but none reached tho seat ot the troublo and Mrs.
Cargo felt like giving up In despairs.
At last, however, she was Induced to
try a medicine that is exciting much
favorable comment the world over���Dr.
Williams'- i'ink i'ills for Pale People.
Mrs. Cargo udmits that after the
numerous disappointments she had experienced she had but little faith left
In nny medicine, hut before taking the
Pink Pills long she found her appetite,
which had before been very poor, returning, and this gave her the first
ray ol hope she had had. Her husband began to notice the improvement
in lier condition nnd another supply
of l'lnk Pills was procured, which were
carefully and fnithlully taken accord-
lug to directions. The Improvement
was so niurkod that she continued the
treatment from January until March,
at the end of which timo she had
gained thirty-seven poundB ln weight,
and was fully restored to health and
has bad no return of the trouble since.
Mrs. Cargo snys she cannot speak In
terms too strong In favor o't Dr. Williams' link Pills, and would liko us to
make known to other poor siifterers
the benefit sIib has derived from the
use of this great restoring medicine.
An impoverished condition of the
blood, or a disordered state of tho
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Ills that affect mankind, nnd to any
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all forms ot weakness. Iu men they
effect a radical cure in nil cases arising from mental worry, overwork, or
excesses of any nature.
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ln this form should lie avoided. These
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or six boxes for ��2.50.
which being once used is always    iu
To those about to become mothers,
it is a priceless boon, for tt lessens the
pains and perils of childbirth, shortens labor, promotes an abundant secretion of nourishment for tho child
antl shortens tho period ot confinement.
Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure biliousness,
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One day, while Lord Hopetnun was
In the height of his glory as the most
popular Governor ever seen in the
colonies, three young men entered a
barber's shop In South Melbourne. Two
of them whispered to tho hairdresser
that the third was " His Excellency."
The supposed Governor was shaved
with much ceremony, nnd that same
evening the following sign appeared In
tho barber's window: "Shaving, 3d.
With the razor same as I shaved Lord
Hopctoun,  6d."
Aet Wisely by KeeploR L��r. Agnew's Cure
for the Heart Alwaya Nenr by,
The beauty ot Dr. Agn-ows Cure
for tho Heart Is that it giv.es collet
immediately. The testimony of
thousands who have used this remedy Ls that whero even death was
toured, within half an boar attar
using the medicine, the dunger had
passed awny, nnd it wus only a short
time before the natural composure
of the patient returned. Tiie great
risk with many who are troubled with
heart disease Is that they trifle with
the ill-ease, cither by using medicines
that are perfectly useless, or delaying treatment altogether. Dr. Ag-
new s Cure for thc Heart always gives
ease, and in muny desperate cases it
has effected an entire cure.
" Don't yon think the mau who marries for money is a lool ?'' u
" He Is, unless lie gets It in advance.''
'* When I drink much I can't work.
bo  I   let It alone.'" t
" Thfi drinking'!"���"
" No, the working."
" Your three daughters aro married.     Did they marry happily?"
" Two arc married happily and one
Is divorced happily,'"
Harold���The club was dreadfully Insulted to-day.
tin fence���W'oully 1
Harold���Yes, an old huly wished to
know If It wus nn Intelligence office.
Wife (to unhappy husband)���I wouldn't worry, .foliu; It doesn't do any
good to borrow trouble.
Husband���Borrow trouble? Great
Caesar, my dear, I ain't borrowing
trouble; I vo got it to lend,
Mr. Shandy (petulantly from his
pilluiv)���Ethel, 1 know I heard a
noise. 1 iu sure there's a woman tn
the house. I won't sleep a wink unless you go down and see.
Mrs. Shandy  (oxlt,  with revolver���
 it nil,   Willie,   if you bother me
like thut again I'll scud you back to
ytmr father.
The burglar turned with a sueer ot
malignant triumph. " If you shoot
mo," lie hissed, " you'll wake the
There was nothing to do but permit him to load all the silver Into a
sack and carry It away, leaving the
trout door mien behind him.
Ada���Why did Blanche break otf
lier engagement?
Ida���Her fiancee held two rehearsals of his bachelor's dinner within
a week.
Mrs. Oadd���Oh I Have you heard
the news? Miss De Lcger and her
fathers book-keeper were secretly
married six months ngo.
Mrs. Gabb���Dear me!
leak out?
Mrs. Gadd���Some     one
them quarreling.
"Say, pop, what does tlie letters I).
C. mean, dat dey allots puts utter
Washington ?"
"Dey means daddy oh his country,
you fool chile, yo'. Why doan't yo
read history ?"
Bring to tho surface every latent
pain, Klieumatism, neuralgia, lumbago, and complaints of a similar
character bold revel at this season
ot the year amongst human nerves
and human muscles. The best, tlie
most powerful and most certain pnln
cure Is Nervilino. Nothing equals Nervilino for penetrating power. Nerviline Is beyond comparison the grandest discovery for tho relief of pain ottered to the public.
" Papa, don't they say that 'matches
are made in heaven* ?"
" Yes, my son."
" But what is the reason, when tlie
brimstone ar.d sulphur arc in the other
Consumption can be cured by the
use of Shlloh's Cure. ThiB great
Cough Cure Is the only known remedy
for that terrlblo disease.
How did It
Snowball :
not quite land  hi,und yet. DOES HE CHEW' Oil SMOKE'.'
STOCK*. j,- fi0i it 'a 0���iy a question of time
Oue    udvantuge    In    regularity 111 j when bright eyes grow dim,     manly
(coding  is   that  it  procures  regular
My In growth, and a more uniform
product, It is very Important' under present conditions to procure
early maturity with all classes of
stick, aad especially with those In-
tended ior meat. Breeding and feud-
ing are both Important Items in this.
Animal-*, punning louse iu pastille dn
not avoid imrbed wires until Injured,
it is dlfftfrcnt when these wires    are
strung through   a    hedge; the anl-1 ling i;	
.���mils desist when they feel the sharp ' Montreal
barbs.    In fact, two or three    such I
���.vires put through a hedge will mnko
-in effective protection against most'
of our stock.
Hive some goud stock ready tosel!
m Llie murkct every month. To
wait for a rise In prhies often Imt
-consumes feed at a loss, and the rise,
h' it, comes, Is offset by the waste of
feed.. .Make the farm stock a chief
reliance, not for tliis year only, but
for all timo, and then stock raising
will pay.
tirade up to pure bred sires to get
that early maturity and superior
quality developed Iiy tlie skill of the
successful breeders. Such stock
prompts one to liberal [coding and the
best care. Scrub stock and neglect
generally go together and lead to disappointment.
Do not let the pastures go down in
vigor and fertility ; re-seed the baro
spots, find tlo not let the stock eat
off .the grass too close before cold
weather. Savij j-iomo gtass, and sow
soine, rye or save Bom$$urn1ps, beets,
carrots or iiotatocs to tcmtl during the
���    .**   "        '**    ,.'���*,!
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A Scottish divine was busy In his
study  composing and  rehearsing his
sermon for Sunday, and at thc same
time  enjoying a whiff    ot    fragrant
weed,   when his  studies wero  rudely
interrupted by the appearance of one
of his ciders, who wns a great teetotaller    and   anti-tobacconist.     "Good
morning, Mr. Morrison,*' suid the reverend doctor, as ho offered liis visitor
a chair,   'i hope you are all wiil,.at
home,"   "Ou, ay, we're a' line, thank
ye. But, man, I'm snlr astonished and
steps lose' firmness, and the vigor and ' vexed   tao see  you,  a   minister,  sae
vitality so enjoyable now will     be i busy  Imrii'n' lnecnso    tao    Sawtau.
destroyed forever. Get a book, titled   "Oh, I see," said tho doctor between
" limi't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your   the puffs.   "Well, It I am, I had no
Life  Awny,"  and  learn how   No-To- | Idea ho was so near me."
I'.ac,    without    physical or financial
James���Is  Miss
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William���Sho is.
" I thought sho was. I heard her
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prevent it going oft."
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Geographers How  Studying the
South Polar Regions.
Utlkus liiid Itoss Itoth-t'luhiH-il to Hava
Sighted TriH-ts ,,f l,>n���l���Antarcllc V.,l-
cauu Beloblog Forth l-'lri-, Smokt- unit
Tho most remarkable part of the
cartli, .nntl as large as till North America,'still uncxplorofl! This ��� astonishing fact was announced onlya
mouth ago before tlie International
Geographical Congress by n brave
n ml venturesome-Norwegian who had
but reoently set foot ou this great
terra Incognita nnil hnd eome back
to tell of his wonderful experiencw.
Ilorchgi'evlni'k aroused the Interest by his narrative, anil all the
,great geographers and explorers have
ever since been discussing the possibilities of a trip to Antarctica.
Borchgrevlnck's claim thnt he is
the first man wlio ever set foot upon
tlie "mainland of tho:-southern clr-
ounipolnr.continent ls probably true.
Possibly whalers have been driven far,
out of their courso and touched Us
outlying: confines, but what they
learned of its character, if tliey ever
returned to the haunts oi meu to
' tell, is uow here of record. But lew
navigators have endeavored to cross
within the circle and its mysteries remain to tills day. *,
It Is over fifty years since any scientific expedition sailed into those
lonely witters. Within tho ucxt
twelve or eighteen months au expedition will start due south from Australia ; J)r.. Frederick Ai Cook will
pet sail for tlio same latitude from
New York, and a fleet of whalers from
Dundee, in search ol new schools of
Jonah swallowers, will head their
vessels to the same point of- the compass. Last aiul not least, Baron
Nordcaskiold expects- soon to. Hnd
himself 1ar to the south In.search
of the unknown continent. It is
likely, therefore, that beforo the
closo of this century wc sliall know-
considerably more nbont the great
land which lias long been.-believed to
That a great body of land Is situate at the antipodes of the north pole
was a 'favorite belief of navigators
almost as fur back as the time of
Columbus.' During that wonderful
period of enteriu-i.se and discovery
following the landing of the Spaniards
upon the shores of the western continent' tho /spirit of tlie conquerors
could uot rest wli'ile nny section of
the globe remained iinvislted.
In 1507 Lopo Unrein de Castro, Governor of Peru, sent his nephew, Alvnro
Meudena, In search of the fabled terra
Australis Incognita of the Southern
Ocean. This young man made no Important discoveries however. In 1005
Pedro Fernandez dn Qulrrns sailed
from Cnllao and discovered land,
which lie culled Australia del Esplritu
Santo���now known to have lieen one
of the New Hebrides. In 1509 Capt.
Dirk Gertitz, of Rotterdam, was blown
out of tlie Straits of Magellan In a
storm nnd found land In latitude OS
degrees H minutes, This was onc of
tlie south Shetlands.
In 1071 La Itoclio discovered the
solitary island now 'known as South
Georgia. Even Kergnclcn Island, in
latitude 48 degrees 41 minutes���almost
tho latitude of England���was not
' found till 1772. That great navigator,
Capt, Cook, crossed tlie Antarctic
circle In the good ships Resolution and
Adventure in January, 17711, find was
stopped by the ice after reaching 07
degrees l.'i minutes. In January, 1774,
lie reached 7s degrees 15 minutes,
Which wus his highest latitude. In
tills lust voyage Capt. Cook circumnavigated tlie southern polo.
In 1820 tlie Russian expedition under
Bellinghaiisen discovered the islets of
Petra and Alexandria. In 1821 Capt
George Powell discovered the South
Orkneys. In 1881 Capt. Joliu, Briscoe
discovered EniJerby'.s land, but-did not
get within twenty miles of it l>y reason of the lee. He also discovered
Adelaide Island nnil landed on It. To
hlui must be given the credit of the
first discovery of any part of the
Antarctic continent. In 1888 Capt
-lohn Bellew nnd Capt, i-'reena discovered a group of volcanic Islands, one
peak of which rose to a height of 12,-
ooti feet. In lt-aj Dumont d'Orvllle
discovered Terre Adeiii and Cote Clair,
two Islands,
It remained, however, for Capt.
Charles Wilkes, commanding the
United States exploring expedition
during tho years 1888*412, to really
discover, explore anil make certain
tho existence of continental land
around tho southern pole. England
claimed the credit of tills discovery
anil asserted thnt 'Wilkes did. not find
tlio land ns described, 1'ranco like*
wiso claimed tho honor ol the first
discovery ot the Antarctic continent.
"However willing I might bo In a
prlvtito capacity," said Wilkes, "to
avoid contesting their statements, I
feel it duo to tho honor of our flag
to mako a proper assertion of tho
priority of tlio claim of tho American expedition, and of tho groater
extent of its discoveries and researches." Wilkes held that no ono
prior to 1840, either in this country.
or ln Europe, had the least idea that
any large body of land existed to the
south of New Holland. "Aud who is
thero that now doubts the fact," ho
asked, "whether he admits It to bo
a vaBt continent or contends that it
is only a.collection of islands." It ls
certain that all tho maps and charts
published';up to that time lind no
trace of- such land upon thdln.
Toward tho close of December, 1839,
Captain Wilkes and his squadron,
consisting of the United States flagship    Ylncennes,    tho    Peacock,    the
Wales, with nil sails crowded, and
headed due south, and by the 1st ot
January had reached latitude 43 degrees south. It was midsummer weather for that region, aud all fine days
were decupled iu tightening tho ptirts,
calking nnd covering the scams with
tarred canvas and nailing on strips
of sheet lend to secure tlie Interior
of thu vessels against the cold antl
wet. The ships were crowded with
provisions, bread being stowed even In
thu launch nnd cutter. Tho bold navigators wero sailing in a sea of mystery nnd doubt uud uo ono knew what
was before them.
On January 11, 1840, having passed
dozens ot (la* top, stratified bergs,
tiio explorers began to perceive smaller pieces ot ice lloating in Ilttlo
patches, As tlie icebergs increased iu
number the sea became smoother, and
finally there wns no apparent motion. Between H nnd i) of that evening a bay ot ice was entered, anil at
10,80 thn commander of tho squadron found his further progress
stopped by a compact barrier of
large, square Icebergs and masses of
Intervening ice. The sky cleared nnd
the night was beautiful. Tho distant
low- rustling of the lee wns tho only
sound to break thc Impressive stillness. '
This first captivity in tho ice occurred in latitude 04.11 south, longitude 101.30 cast. The temperature
of the nir wus 33 degrees, that of the
water 32. Toward morning a thick
fog set in, and the Ylncennes and Porpoise lost sight of each other. Tlio
former boat about nil day in the fog
with tlio barrier of ice close to it.
It was Impossible to see a quarter
of a mile ahead and olten not more
than a ship's length. Tho mist
formed into iec In the rigging, and
the decks were slippery and dangerous.
In the meantime the nlwent I'e.i-
cock Iuul steered for Mucquerie Island
and hud made it on tho 10th. Tho
surf wus beating with great violence
against the rocks with ,n noise like
thunder, and a dozen fruitless eflorts
at landing were made before ono was
successful. Having got a. number of
[Specimens of flue .penguins, Captain
Hudson bended south, and on Jun,
loth reached tlie ice barrier again.
Early next morning ho sighted the
Tlie crew of the hitter vessel on the
13th hnd discovered several sen. elephants on the Ieo nnd hud managed
to capture a female. From the presence of this animal and tho discoloration of the Ieo and water Lieutenant
Commander Ringgold was strongly
impressed with the idea of land tn
the vicinity, but on sounding in 100
fathoms no bottom wan reached. Ho
even thought lie discerned to the
southeast something like distant
mountains. But a nearer approach
was impossible, as he was then ln
nctual contact witli the ley barrier,
Oa Jan. 10th appearances believed
at tlie timo to bo land were visible
from the throe ships. A comparison
of tlio three observations, wheu taken
in connection with tho more positive
proofs of its existence afterward oli-
taincd, has left no doubt that tlie
appearances were not deceptive.
"I't'oin tliis day. therefore," said Captain Wilkes, "wo date tho discovery
which Is claimed by tlio squadron���
that ol the antarctic continent."
Ou bourd tiie Peacock Passed Midshipmen Eld and Reynolds both saw
the land, and reported it to Captain
Hudson, wlio confirmed their observations. Oa board tlie l'oi-poiso Lieu-
tennnt Commander Ringgold, who had
gone nloft In tlie afternoon, the weather being fine, saw over tho field ot
lee "aa object, large, dark and rounding, resembling a mountain iu tlie
distance." Tho icebergs were all light
and brilliant, making a strong contrast, us lie puts it. He watched tlie
land for several hours. It was plainly
seen from the decks of the Vincennes,
und Captain Wilkes made a sketch
of it.
For ninny days thereafter the three
vessels of thc squadron skirted westward along the ice barrier, and on
tlie 19th tlio Ylncennes' .officers dlB-
tinctly'snw high land, leaving no further possible doubt ot the discovery
of the two magnificent ranges ot
mountains, whose lofty summits rose
to elevations varying from seven to
ten thousand feet above the level
of the ocean.
Ross made a landing ou one of the
Islands skirting tlio mainland and
took possession of the whole southern continent in the name of Queen
Victoria, flo was unable to get to
tho mainlnnd owing to the ice and
tho current. The Erebus nnd Terror sailed along tlie coast for several days, nnd on tho 15th got another view of tlie mountains, one
of which was roughly measured at
11.000 feet. Many peaks were named, and nn outline map of the continent made,
Tliut it was- n continent was hardly
to ho doubted from the evidences nt
hnnd. Tho soundings indicated it,
tiie sizo of the great mountains, the
Immovability ol the almost Interminable ice barrier, Dbe solidity of the
glaziers which jutted .out into the
sen, nil told of tlio proximity of nn
Iinnu-n o body of land. Further than
tliis, tli" Erebus and Terror couste-d
along the barrier for more than 40(1
miles without finding a break or
finding tlio wall In motion. It wus
Impossible to effect a lauding anywhere on the mainland, and tlie expedition was obliged to return without actually having set foot on tlio
great continent whicli had 1,cou
Hn lined by England.
On Jan. 28th Captain Boss discovered a magnificent mountain, und,
Standing to the BOUthward to reach
It, found It to bo a volcatno 12,400
feet high, and emitting flame uud
smoke In groat prolusion, He nnme-
ed it Mount Erebus. An extinct volcano to tho eastward, a little inferior in height, was called Mount Terror. The two ships were run toward
this high land, but the lee was] soon
encountered again and the vessels
were stopped many miles from the
Tho barrier presented nn extraordinary appearance, gradually increasing in height as it was approached,
and proving nt length to be a perpendicular eliff of crystal, between
150 anil 200 feet above tho level ot
tho son, perfectly flat 'anil level at
tho top, find without any fissures or
promontories on its 'even seaward
face. What was immediately beyond It could not bo imagined, for,
being much higher than the ships
masthead, nothing could be seen but
the summits of the lofty mountains,
Tho obstruction Was absolutely insurmountable, nnd nfter making 7b
degrees 4 minutes south, as the highest latitude readied, Captain Ross
gradually mado hia way back into
warmer waters.
With tlio departure of Cnptnln Ross
from that terra Incognita ot tlie
south polar sou a half century ngo
its darkness and desolation became a
memory ouly. Borchgrevihck, Cook
nnd Nodenskjold liavo reawakened
tlie interest ot the world in it. What
will the new country have to record
of its geography, its present lifo, its
geologic history ?
The  British  Royal George the
Greatest Afloat,
A iiii-iiu .iot> uf Shtpbulldtay-Mot t\ Heavy
Hrtttt-r.v��� (L'liliif fciffhtlug frV.Uares���lilt-
r��reut From tlie ttujul *s-*\i*r��*��Ki. Type,
Though  She   It.***   the   Httine   ll I (pi �����*���*���.-
Thu British first class battle ship
Prince George was launched in August
at Portsmouth dockyard, where her
keel was laid Sept. 10th, 1S94. This
shou's a very remarkable rato ol construction, but it may bo mentioned
that before the 'keel wa.s laid a very
large amount of material was prepared and fitted,* eo that alter the
lirst keel plate was placed in position
thero was no delay, tlie frames, for
being ready lur erection at
Uriah The submerged protective
deck at tlie ends is at the level of
the lower edge of the belt. The ends
of the belt are Joined tu the barbette
armor by 9-inch diagonal bulkheads.
The propelling machinery consists of,
twin-screw, triple-expansion engines of-
12,000 horse-power, witli forced
draught, and 10,000 horse-power,
with natural draught, and the corresponding speeds arc <v timatod to he
17.75 aud 1G.5" knoi -. TJ ere are
eight cylindrical boilers, Iti leet ln
diameter and 1)1-4 feet long, designed
to carry steam at 130 pounds pressure per square inch. The total coal
supply Is ],8D0 tons, of which UOO
tons Is carried at mean load draught.
Nut KdowIu*-
riltS.a -illtor   Tor
- ui llinli Hot lur.
U wud
Dr. Le i'!n*h:���������>*) Snys Central -America Wan
ihe Cradle or Uunimilty.
A few weeks ago wc were assured
hy a learned Egyptologist that the>
cradle of the human race waa in tho
region ot the great lakes of Central
Africa, and some very good rfeasons
lu* support of his view were put forward. Wow, however, it is claimed
that the Garden or Eden was located
neither Jn Asia nor in Africa, but in
Central America. Pr, Le rtougeon
hoe devoted many years of Ids life
to an Investigation of thu monuments
and ruins of Yucatan, which have
puzzled genera tious of archaeologists and explorers. Existing iu that
couutry are the remains of ancient
cities disclosing tiie remarkable civilization of a prehistoric' age, embracing temples, palaces, elaborate sculptures, hieroglyphics, wall paintings
and the groat pyramid of Chiehyu.
Raving an intimate knowledge of the
language of the native Indians���the
warlike" Quiches'���Dr. La 1'lougeon lived among these people for some time,
and was rewarded by discovering that
tlie language these  aborigines speafi
The Prince George is really the lirst
of tlio battle ships of tho new programme, for tho Magnificent, tho Majestic and tho Renown, although Included In the programme, wero really
begun beforo.the agitation for more
ships caused a definite plan of now
construction to bu devised. Tho class
of ships to which tho l'rlnce George
belougs deserves especial notice, as
tliey aro different from auy battle
ships previously built for tho British
Tho method of applying tho side
armor is ��� au extension of that employed in the United States armored
cruisers, the New Vork and thc Brooklyn���side armor combined witli an
internal protective deck, rising from
tho lower edgo of tlie belt. Tho width
of tlio belt has been much increased
to avoid the danger of shells of
medium and small* calibre exploding
underneath tho battery. About tiie
same amount of protection is afforded
to the machinery and vitals as if tho
belt wero a thick one, tho combined
resisting power of tho side armor and
deck being equal to a, fourtecn-luch
belt. Should the projectile of a large
gjm ge|t through tlio belt at the
water line it would strike the deck
and bo deflected^ upward. This would
save tlie machinery from harm-) but
would be li'kely to* cause a, good deal
of damage��� on the gun deck above,
As the deflected direction woulU be
upward the opposite side of the ship
Trom that engaged with the enemy
the loss of life would probably he
The Princo Gcorgo and her sihtcr
ships are the largest battle ships in
tho world, built or building. With all
coal on board the displacement will
bo not far from 10,500 tons, though
the displacement at the designed mean
load draught will be only 14,900 tons.
The dimensions of the hull, which is
of steel without sheathing, are as follows : Length on load water line, 390
feet; beam, 75 feet; draught forward,
27 feet; draught aft, 28 feet.
Tho armament consists ol four 12-
incli wiro wouud guns, .85 calibres
long, with automatic rapid working
breech action; twelve 0-inch semi-
rapid fire guns (.that is, with rapid
firo breecli mechanism and metallic
cartildgo case, but with projectile and
cartridge separate); sixteen Impounder rapid fire guns, aad twelve
3-pounder rapid firers. The 12-inch
guns aro mounted in pairs in barbette
towers at each end of the superstructure and aro further protected by revolving armored shields. Eight of
tlio 0-lnch guns are mounted iu casemates on the gun deck, four on each
side, and tour aro on the main deck In
the superstructure, one at each corner of it. Theso four upper guns
can bo fired parallel to tho lino oi
tho keel, and forward two u,head and
the after two astern. The other 0-
Inch guns cau bo fired about sixty
degrees forward and abaft tho beam.
Twelve of the 12-pounders are mounted on the-upper* deck in the ���superstructure,    t;ix  on  each    side ;     thc I Minn.,
He came Into the smoking car and
sat down opposite and lighted his;
pipe. I took notice that lie was a'
man of at least* 80, and that he had
hla hair and whiskers tlyoo' and mado
other efforts to disguise his age, says
a writer in the Louisville Post* lie .
looked so serious and solemn as. ho
smoked that 1 vontured to ask him
if ho had received any-bail news.
"No; not    so  very    bad,"  he    answered.    "1 was kinder thlnkiu* how
j a. man kin make a foul of hisscif."
"Wo aro ull liable   to make    mlB-
j takes."
1    "Yep, I guess we are.    How ofd  a
man would yciu 'tako me to be'.'"
"Oh, about 00."
"Do I look perfectly natural ?"
"No, sir.    A man of your.ago should
havo gray hair and whiskers."
"Thou yon eould tell "that they was
dyed V"
"At tho first glance."
Vos, I guess ye could," he reluct*
admitted, as he 'filled up
antly admitted, as he'filled up    for
another smoke. "That's w.har'.I made
a fool of myself. Did ye.see'the bride
when we got on at '1,,i,1*'*",n *v
Soundings brought up mud, and great j is Identical "with the writings on" the
boulders wero found on tlie iecbor
Tliese evidences, together with the
presence of hundreds of penguins on
tho Ice, proved conclusively that land
was near. Ail efforts, however, to
pass the great perpendicular wall of
crystal were futile, and* after many
narrow escapes from being crushed
with the ice, days of slow creeping
through mists and fQgs, calm nights
lighted up' by moon, sun, stars nnd
tlio aurora australis, together with
queer antarctic animals, bad gales
ami experiences novel, and trying to
even tho most ancient mariner ofthe
squadron the commander gavo tho
order to return to the lower latitudes,
and the three ships poiutod for the
Auckland Isles.
The voyage of Her Majesty's ships
tho Erebus and Terror was a remarkably Interesting one. Captain Sir
.Tames Clark Robs sailed from England lu tho year 1859, and was gone
nearly four years, Tho Erebus was a
bomb of 870 tons, of strong build nnd
a capacious hold, The second vessel
appointed for the service was of 840
tons. The Terror had already had
some remarkahlo experiences In arctic explorations, and had been strengthened  for contending with   tho  ice.
Tho Erebus and Terror struck south
along a mueh more easterly meridian
than that followed by tho American
explorers, and reached a considerably
higher latitude, or, at least, that
has always been tho claim of Great
Britain. Captain ,Ross' report is
manifestly sarcastic when speaking
of tho great discoveries of both the
American and French expeditions.
Thero Is, however, hardly any good
reason to doubt tho genuinenoss of
Ross* discoveries.
On Jan. 11 ho distinctly saw land,
though it was a hundred miles away,
ns wars proved by subsequent observations. It rose In lofty peaks entirely covered with snow. The two
ships bore awny toward the land nnd
came within five miles of It. It wns
a beautiful clear evening and tho explorers hnd a most enchnntlng view
With tliis knowledge lie renewed hia
research and claims to liavo found
from tlte hieroglyphics a succinct and
coherent record of tlie feud between
Cain! and Abel. The ancient land of
Maya, which he haa rediscovered, 1s
Interpreted by tlio doctor as* the
first or primitive land, and the story
Which lie declares is written upon the
walls of that ancient city and upon
Abel's tomb is this: " According to
the Maya laws the youngest brother
must espouse tho youngest sister, and
l'rlnce Colt���Abel���having married his
sister Moo, and beiug moreover a successful warrior, is envied by his brother, Aae���Lain���and finally slain by
him. Princo Aacthen paid suit to
Queen Moo, 'who repelled bis advances,
built a mausoleum over tho remains
of her dead husband, and, having
Caused a record of tlie transaction,**
to be sculptured upon the tomb, set
(tut* for
other four are on the spacious forward and after bridges, two on each, [
at tho ends. Two of the 3-pounders
aro mounted In each lower military
top (tliere aro two military masts,
each carrying two tops); two Iii tho i
forward upper top; two in recessed
ports forward on tlio guu dock, two
similarly placed aft, and two on the
forward bridge.
Tlie ammunition hoist for each pair
of 12-tnch guns is placed in the axis
of tiio barbette, so that ammunition
may bo brought up to any position
of train for tbo purpose or loading
| by hand. The chief reliance, however,
is on tlio fixed loading station ln (the
narrow end of the barbette (which la
pear shaped In section), bnt it can
bo brought Into service only by training tho guns foro and aft. The /arrangements for supplying ammunition
to tlio 0-lnch guns aro of a novel
character. Two long alleyways,
ono      on       eacli       sido of      the
ship, have been built just under the
protected deck and suspended from it.
They  pass  through  tho  coal   bunke
,    ���"''.'���' ";""';'';!;.���" ?JSS?.,fl1l-|  spado'directly mSer tho Inboard ond
l.r'Vth.i' ���ratrlclrtal I oi tho 6-lnoh casemates,   to   which
Thorn appear*! tn in- no reference to
Adam and Evo In tho i'ueataneso Inscriptions, hut tho serpent is mentioned, ns are also other Incidents
agreeing with the Biblical story.
From Yucatan the fugitive Queen Moo.
and her followers made tholr way to
Egypt, and Dr, Le riougeon relies on
Egyptian mythology ns supporting his
Interpretation of the mysterious
writing found In the dead cities of
Central America.
At Slumbrugh Thcatro Royal.
Heavy villain (somewhat mixed)���
Even n turn will worm when It ls
trodden upon. (Laughter.) I mean a
trod will worm when it is turned
upon. (Jeers.) I should say a worm
will trod when it's turned upon.
(Yells.) That Is to say, a turn will
trod when it ls wormed upon. (Catcalls.) Or, rather, a trod will turn
when It Is wormed upon. (Uproar.)
Well, If that doesn't suit you, you
had better try and eny It for yourself!''
I didn't notice,
getting married V"
"Got spliced yisterday. she's in
this next cur hack."
"A girl or widow ?"
"Rug'lar widow���10 years old, own
180 acres of land aud Is gol darned
good-lookin'." '
"Then you-are to he complimented,
and I hopo you will he verv happy."   .
"Thanks.    I should feol hotter.if I  '
hadn't mado a fool of myself."
"How was that'.'"
"You lilt my ago purty clus. Yes.
I'm (10 and a littio over, and if I
hadn't this dy�� on my hair and whiskers would ho as white as snow.
Whon I began to court the widow a
year ngo I thought I'd' spruce up and
look as young as I* could. I wont tu
tho barbag and got fixed up, and it
cost mo 50 cou*s a week to have the
dye put ou."
"You wanted to deceive the' widow '
as to your ago'.'" .-.        .   '"'
'"Waal, yes, 1 kinder wanted'to be .
about 48 or DO, you seo.    Furst'and"
lust, tliis 'ore dyeln'  has    cost    me
"But it accomplished the object ?".-:
"That's what I thought all along
till wo got married yesterday. Tl)en
what d'yo s'poso I found out ?"    '     ���*
".She suspected the live, perhaps."
"Nary time. Say, stranger, that
widow Is nlgh-sightcd and"color-blind '.
to hoot. Sho never even knowed that
I had any hair on my hoad, and, ns
for whiskers, she thought they wero
whito and was tickled to death ahout
"Thon the dyoin was all blamed
nonsense, nnil I'm $2B out of pocket,
and tho widow would hev bin glad
'nuff to marry mo even if I'd heen
cross-eyed, hald-hcniled, bow-legged
nnd had lost one lung in the cornfield."
George Barns Im Not Now  Compoaed of Hla
Orlf-inul 1'Mi-tx.
An odd character is now In Winona,
being that of George Burns,
who has good reason ior his eccentricity. He has papers whicli show
that lie was head engineer on the
steamer City of Savannah, wnichwas
wrecked on the coast of Massachusetts on Jan. IS, 1S81, whilo en routo
from Boston to Florida, He was reversing the levers when the steamer
struck the rocks, and he was thrown
into the machinery, receiving Injuries which crippled bim for life. Thero
wero 118 lives lost ia the accident,
and Burns is onc of tlio thirty-seven
survivors. For a long while he Iny
on il cot In the death row of Bcllc-
vue Hospital, New York. Dr. Hayes
Aguew attended his case, and removed live ribs [nun his left side and
trephined his skull, using six ounces
of sliver sheeting lor this purpose, lie
was compelled to wear a plaster of
puris Jacket Ior four years after the
accident. A portion of the lower
end of the spine und both elbow joints
are gone. Uno knee cap Is on the back
Of tho h'g, anil his heart Is on the extreme right side of bis body. Ho Is
now 01 years of age, and walks very
well and has a cheerful disposition.
Iiu Is a member of the Grand Army ol
the Republic, and served during the
war on the gunboat which was stn-
tloned nt Cairo during the carlv days
of the rebellion.
Some popular ideas concerning appendicitis were exploded by Ur. Hunter
.McGuire before tlio Virginia Medical
Association lu its session nt Wythe-
villo. lio haH a national reputation,
having been' Stonewall Jackson's surgeon and lTceldent of the American
Medical Association.  He said that be
the G-lach casemates* t<
loud separate ammunition tubes for
each guu. The magazines and shell
rooms nro forward and aft. and the
ammunition is carried along the
alleyways on trolleys to a point directly under tlio ammunition tube
ruunlng up to 'the proper gun. Similar passages aro built above the pro*
tectlvu dock for the supply of tlie 12-
pounders and 8-pounders,
Tho protection to tho water line
and vital parts of the ship consists
of a broad belt of armor 14 feet 9
Inches wide, 210 feet long, of a uniform thickness of 0 Inches. Also ot a | iind never, ln all the operations bo hail
curved protective deck amidships, and ' performed for this    trouble, seen
a nearly flat submerged protective
deck at each end beyond tlio armor
of the belt and barbettes. The curved
deck begins at tlie lower edgo of the
armor belt, about 5 foet 0 incbos lie-
low water, and rises ut na angle of
ahout forty degroes to meet the central flat part about two feet above
water. The thickness of the slope is
four inches, and of tho flat part three
Inches. Tho angle between tho belt
and the protective deck Blope Is to
he filled  witb wnter excluding    ma-
singlo grape* tomato or cherry seed,
and ho was very much pleased to lie
ablo to mnko tlds statement, so as to
set at rest the fears existing nmong
tho laity ns to tlio dangers of these
fruits. lie also said bo was suro the
disease could be cured without tlie use
of the knife.
The " Era of the Ucgira," used in
nearly all Mahometan countries, commemorates tho flight or hoglra of Ma-
liomet from Mecca, July 10, 022. G. A. McBain ti Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Sunbeam lodge, C. p. O. F, M, U,
wilt entertain their friends ;,t their ball
in Courtenay tliis Tuesday evening.
Xm�� and New Year's cards at E.
Primbury **: Co's drag stoic.
Thc net proceeds of the school entei ���
tair.ment at Courtenay on the jd of November amounted to $49.
+    -*-    Look out for the mysterious
* *     musicians.
The ring in lhe cake it ba:ur held bv
the Ladi-is Aid .11 tne IVetbyte'ian church
011 Dec. ;th was wj 1 oy D.in McLeod.
��� +   *   Lookout for the mysterious
musicians   ���.**,*
We regret to hear that Miss McLennan, thc Courtenay schojl teacher, is I.I
and hope she will soon be able tn resume
if she has not alreidy done so, her duties
in thc school room.
You can buy shoes and clothing in
Leiser's cash store cheaper than .11 y-
wbere in the province,
Attention is called to the article on
editorial page entitled. Fashion Notes.
It was written expressly lor The News
by a Tacoma lady, thoroughly familiar
with fashion matters in thc cities ol' the
Northwest Coast.
See the Xmas cards at Leiser's.
Murdock McLeod, Walter Rennison
and Lucius Cliffe went out deer hunting
north ol thc I'resbytian church, last Wed
nesday. During the hunt, they got sep-
eratcd and Rennison and McLeod returned in goud season; but young Clifi'c
continued in the chase until darkness set-
lied down and then whichever way he
turned was��� woods. He didn't make
bis wav out until the next morning when
he reached riviluation iu the neighborhood ol the English church. f
Every one should see the display 0
Xmas goods and tots of all kinds at
The remains of the late Mrs. Finger*
aid were buried Dec. ;th in the Roin.th
Catholic cemetery. The inquest will be.
held at the Court House, Comox Hay today ( Tuesday ) at 2 p. m.
Notice the prices of a few ol out lines
ih our ad on this page.
Simon Leisi.r.
A cross-walk has been put down across
Dunsmuir avenue at Second street��� a
much needed improvement.
We regret to learn lhat Mrs. Sam
Cliffe ol thc Bay is quite ill.
Call at McPhee & Moore's and purchase a package of their splendid brand
of "Simla" lea, They are sole agents lor
the 1'rovince.
A large consignment of goods for Mel'hee it Moore arrived on the Joan last
KOR RENT��� Three nice,w.irtu rooms.
"inquire of R. V. Edwards
An entertainment for the benefit of
Trinity church will take place at Piket's
hall on the 35th and 27th of January.
Miss Nash'stock of seasonable millinery has arrived, also a large variety of
fancy articles.
The services at the Methodist church
Sunday evening were rendered doubly
interesting by tne organ recital of Prof
WANTED:��� A strong farm horse, ut
a moderate price. Proposals marked
"Horse" may be ltf, at 'I'm: NEWS office,
Tlie regular mail closes at 9 11, in.
Wednesdays; wharf mail closes at 10 p.
m. Wednesday night.
"In a vessel from over the sea" there
c-ainc to Mr. and Mrs. John Dennic Inst
Thursday, a little bov,
Bedroom suites, bedsteads, mattrasses,
crockery, etc .tc. al half price nl Cheney's
auction rooms. All kinds 01" furniture
bought or sold on commission.
J. W. Mclntyre let with his doe on
the Joan last Friday and closed till! aunts
of his randy and ice cream establish*
ment. As the creditors have slepped in
ami there appears no very pressing induce
meat for Ins immediate return, it is not
expected that we shall see bun very soon.
Xmas and Ncw Year's cards at E.
Fimbliry Ht Co's drug store.
Mr. Sum Creech, Government agent,
will remove wilh his family to IJrfion.
They will occupy the new house lately
finished fnr Mr. Hunter and sold to Mr.
D. Kilpatrick. This house has all mod-
em conveniences, the healing and hot
water piping having been put in   by   R.
II. Anderson.
Mrs. Wm. O'Dell is prepared tn give
organ aud pianoforte lessons, hoth vocal
and instrumental, to elementary and advanced pupils.
Mr. Curtis having withdrawn his bid
for the erection of the fence around the
new cemetery,��� the contract fcr the
work has been awarded to Mr. Rupert
Shaw, the next lowest bidder for $65.
A map of the cemetery has been prepared by F. 11. Smith, C. E. in which the
roads, family burial grounds, antl graves
are laid out systematically.
Said a gentleman to us: We had today
the best meal at the "--'er.dome Restrau*
rant that we have ever eaten in Union.
Look out for something novel, and deliriously unique in Ye Olden Lyric Concert tn be given January -jd at thc Methodist church.    Particulars later.
Notice the ad of W. J. Harrigan in this
issue, lis a good place to go to if yoa
are hungry.
FOR Sai.f,.��� 8 acre; cheap al Cimox
Terms to suit.   Owner going to England.
R. L. Leigh Spencer
I*. O. Box 370, Nanaimo, or at Cumberland Club,L'nion.
Houses ancl Lots for Sale ��� Easy Terms.
Insurance, English, Scottish, Canadian
and American Companies.
Money to Loan on Approved Security
A   illMH ��-, ��p*..,llllt   ......
Scarcely anything ia lai'kiin* iu the men-
t.-i! fumitii:-*, ,,i tins payehuliarieal dou-.tit
mak,' aim .nt* equal eel a baby " V'-wi old,
except thinking in wont*; and wlio can
prove that he in de-alml*. of tills fauulty,
Itlnmuh not - <i*.*t*-,iii-.' artli'iihtte apeech ?
The other evening, while 1 was giving my
plantHadrhik, liTteaiue 10 me savaral tituea,
nekiuij 10 have rhe uttte opened, Not car-
Inn t" lay down the lies-, I paid little
attention 10 hia lea*.l,n��, and tie determined to e inpaaa his purpuaa in another
way. Tu the front- ��t.��.���*- he went, and,
pre'slng it. found it nut latched, hut re-
���iniriiit' soiii- fore,. to thrown it open.
Then Ite haeked 011 the full width of the
veruiula. and. running, threw tide weight
an lii-lel'tlv aeaitiat tile door ua to drive it
open. S'ery aoiin he rtapnear-id with his
udat-eaa, to wliot'n he hei mad* Ida i��np-
l>l iiiation. anl ahe, without knowing uf hia
failure with tne. opened th*- gate and gavo
ih ��� little fellow hia coveted freedom.
It ehi'iild he explained, in i-,..*nrd to the
'rit ahown in npeittiw a heavy or atiukiiig
door, thut Toot* acquire) ai�� experience
with a dy door closed hy the react ion of a
apring. He found by experiment* that if
with Ida fore pawa he presned thia door
open just far enough to emit hia ti dy. it
wonld a;.<rint* tu uid pin-h inn tait; ami
thai by retreating and rumitn > the whole
length of a amall entry he could imparl
momentum enough to open the door wide
���nd thru clear Ida tail, at lhe aanw lira-
letting out a dependent rompaniou. Taia
act. I am inclined to think, ia a little
atuarter than ia usual in a g-year old uaiU.
The Cm of (.Uu lli-inka.
Experimental with glaae brick* for bnilding puri-oaee were began in Irilll Ity Jl.
Frdcouuier, an architect of Lv.11*. Three
brick* We hollow, being blown like ordin
ary bottles, aud are given forma���hui-Ii as
eti'ie*. tiexii'.'oiiH. etc.. that permit or ready
laying. A bitumluoiia cement, wlthauaae
of UMphalt. la need. Tim hricka Herve a*
double windows, givm-* protection nitaitiat
both cold and heat; are good inaulntura of
humidity and lioiae; anil tliey leii.l them-
Helves readily to the decoration of build.
nine either hy th ir form or their color.
Many application** are foreeeen. The
bricks arc neater t aa marble for meat
market*, and are eauecially adapted for
hospital)., bat!-, hall", botuouie*. refrigerating eatahliehnienia. and huilding* in
wiiiv'a atiaellce or windows would  be an
ad vantage. A hot-houae of glaas brick*
costa about the mine aa au ordiuary un.
aavea fuel, and reaiau hail. '
At the Oklahoma atation at Stillwater
they are experimenting with a keroaane
emulsion made by diseolving 8 ounce*
of aoup iu 8 pints of water aud adding
1' pints kerosene. This mixture ta na-i-
tate.1 uutil au i-mnlrion is luruied and in
then diluted to tuake three gallons.
When thia la sprayed upon tlie cattle, il
keep* the liornrliea away. ___
ha new photograph
nailery of Mr. M. F.
Kelly, near the Newa
ollice ia uow completed. It may not las
m-iite aa large aa the
Imrgest 1 ne iu Vancouver bat it contain* all
the iiaiveuieucea aud
>Mr Kelly can turnout
as -.nod work ae the
heat artista ln any of
tlm cities. He haa a
irine uiatrauieiit aud
haa bad yeara of experience iu the large
centres uf population where aupeiiority of
work waa iudi.pemahle. When our cohb*
ina come to town they ahould aire bua a
The Norwegian steamer Mathilda,
5600 tons called here Dec.71'1 for bunker
S.S. Danube, Capt. John Irving, is
coaling and will proceed north lo search
for the missing N. P. liner, Slrathnens,
���.Much was spoken by a sailing vessel.
She was then in 11 disabled stale, having
broken her propellor and lost her wheel
Oct. :91b, seven days after leaving port.
The supposition is lhat the currents have
drifted her north, and as she had yerv
limited sail power sbe would be practical
ly helpless.
Persons using tbe mules and horse* of
the Union Colliery   Co. without permit*
-'ion will be prosecuted according to lata-.
F.D. Little, Supt.
All persons driving over the wharf ar
nridges io Comox district taster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according tu
S, Creech.
Gov. Agent.
We the undersigned hereby authorise
John Bn ce to collect all accounts due the
estate of Robert Graham.
R. (".rant*!
II. Hamburger {��� Trustees.
The money order department closes at
7 p.m. Thursdays. Letters may be registered u*�� to 7.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Apply for boxes to arrive next month before
thev nre all taken.
One mile and a half from Union: con*
tains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
L'nion Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
The Ladies Aid Society ofthe Presbyterian Church, Cnmox, will have a Sale
of Work in the Agricultural Hall, Courtenay, the week before Christmas.
Further notice u ill be given next week.
Mrs. Wm. Duncan.
Notick is hereby given that the part-
netship heretofore existing between H. J.
Theobald and ti. H. Scott as painters in
Onion and Cumberland, B. C. has this
dav been dissolved.
Union, B. C, Dec. 1, 1895.
Kail and Winter Goods will be sold for
the next 30 days at a reduction nf 10 per
cent. I have received by last steamer a
lot of New Hats and Bonnets for Children which 1 will sell very cheap.
Mrs. J. S. Kendall.
��� Ji-a 1.1 i.- -
S0]V.E   GF TflE
Thai Dmw ih| CM io our CASH ANNEX
$5,000 worth of men's fine clothing at half price   %
200 pairs of ladies' fine shoes from $1.50] %
200 pairs of ladies' heavy shoes from $1.15
200 pairs of men's fine shoes from $1.75
200 pairs childrens' fine shoes from 45��s
10 doaen men's soft felt hats at $1.00
Regular price $2.50
1 o dozen mens stiff hats at 60 cents
Regular price $3.00
15 dozen mens fine shirts nt 50 cents
Regular price $1.50
200 dozen linen collars at 3 for 25 cents
10 dozen J. IS. Stetson's finest soft hats
at $3.25, Regular price $6.00
1,000 suits of mens fine underwear from
70 cents per suit
1,000 remnants of seasonable goods to be
cleared regardless of former prices.
A grand assortment of Xmas goods, consisting of dolls,  chinaware, rubber   goods,   waggons,  sleighs,
velocipedes, doll carriages,   and a   thousand other things  will be sold in the regular
way but shown in the Annex.
. .1* ��� -ft1*****   '   &-r*W*r��~*S ..-.-����-*����ny '#*'���*'*'I1>,   .T|


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