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NO. iso.      UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, >��95-     fc-��� PER YEAR
Gash! Gash!
I   WILL   NOT   BE  UNDERSOLD.
But cannot sell ooons at cost on credit; consequently
ON AND AFTER APRIL Ist 1  WILI. 1)0 BUSINESS ON THE   CASH
SYSTEM, AND MV PRICES  ARE:
BED   ROCK.
|***PNo Skimping in Weights ind Measures'*"*^ at the
GTT^e^'B2T,~l~jJ_l~lD     STORE.
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.2o,iS95.
ICE   OBEAM   PARLOR/S
-^ Union, B.H^-
8oda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
DSTRTJIT Ja. SPECIALTY.
TOBACCOS
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
The Above Store* Adjoin, *S*iiere Everything of the Beet in their Respucth t
lines will be found.
A. W. Mclntyre Prop.
C. Morgan
THE FASHIONABLE   TAILOR
X>~2Z2$���   BLOCK
COMOX"*1  SAW     MILL
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough und Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
JJ���iGUJ���LJa���iT    BROS.
Summer Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Summer Shirts
in Great Variety
Summer Suiting
The latest in English and Scotch Tweeds.
LAWSON Sf McLEOD, dunne block.
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
M	
fJUBoffls
We ata showing epecial
Liana ia Hew Dress Oooda
Ladies and Childrens Underwear
Onto' Underwear, Tie*,  and
Men's and Boy's Clothing;
Bays' Suite from $1.80 up
Special lines in Carpet*
Batterwick PeUerne for September.
8TEVESON & CO.
UNION, B. C.
In Store in William's Block
Oppealta Kllpatriek'sl Livery.
NOTICE
The officers, committee and members
of llie Reading Room Hull association
are requested to meet at the said hall on
Friday evening, Sept. 27 lit 8 p. m. fnr
the purpose of closing up lhe affairs of
said sasoci.ition.
R, Watkin,  Sec'y.
14th SEPT.   SPORTS
The amount received from subscriptions, entrance money and other sources  $274.00.
Paid out in prizes $202.00; Wellington
band, $401 incidental expenses, $29.87;
Total disbursements. $271.87.
Balance on hand $2.13.
1). Ennis, Treasurer.
NEW  STORE
Mr. Simon Leiser will erect as speedily as practicable on Dunsmuir ave, next
to his butcher shop a two storey building
40 by 70 feet for use by him as a stove
furniture and general hardware establishment.
The plans are completed and work in
cleaving for thc foundations was began
yesterday.
LATfiST WIRINGS,
Dominion parliament ���Parliament
will open in November for thc special
object of considering remedial legislation,
Dti RANT'S TMAL.-The trial shows no
signs of closing. The eeneral feeling in
.San Francisco is strongly against Durant
Nanaimo watkr works���The purchase by-law was submitted lo thc- ratepayers on Saturday. It provides $6j,ooo
for the works.
CONdO affairs���Affairs in the Congo state are said to be verging upon anarchy Two Englishmen are reported
to have been murdered by the natives.
Elopement. ��� Albert Haines and
Mrs. Joe Brakes eloped from Vicioria on
Saturday the 14th. Haines deserted
wife and child, hut Mrs. Brakes while deserting husband took her children with
her.
B0AR11 OJ' TR.UlE tlANQl'lirTEU��� The
South Kootenay Board ol Trade tendered the representatives of the Victoria
Hoard of trade, who are visiting the interior, a banquet at Nelson on the 131I1.
Among those making speeches was Hon
Ciark Wallace, Comptroller of Customs.
Aliierni mines.��� W. Eaton, mana
;,rer of lhe Nanaimo Alberni Gold Mining
Co. is so satisfied with the surface pros-
peels lh.it he recommends sinking a shalt
to bedrock.���J. Hepburn, general manager of the Victoria Hydraulic Mining
Co,s mines in C.iriboh has gone to Alber
ni to examine the gruunds for his private
information.
Rossi.ANH MINES.���A. Jenkins, superintendent ofthe Ntnaimo Rossland Mining Co. returned last Tuesday. He says
that shafts on the company's three claims
Isabeil. Louise, and White Elephant are
sunk to a depth of iS, 20, and ;o feet re-
spectivelv. Specimens of ore easily as-,
say $100 to the ton.
H, M. Stanley has reached Winnipeg,
en route to the Pacifiic Coast/'
11ie.Gcm*a*��fcov*nitnetK-. has decided
to expel foreign socialists.   A military ���
dictatorship is predicted.
A Dispatch to the Times says that Bas
le mission west of Waastan was wrecked
by the Chinese on Mondav the 16th inst.
The Victoria Agricultural Fair was 0-
pened by Col. Baker Tuesday. The Ex
liibition is said lo be verv creditable and
better attended than last year.
The presence of Russian officers at the
review of French troops now taking olace
points to the emphatic alliance ol those
powers on military grounds.   .
Admiral Fitzgerald severely criticizes
Lord Dunraveii for declining the third
trial. Thc ueneral press opinion is that
the races will nnt be repeated.
Wm. Jones, employed on the new
court hnuse, Nanaimo, was badlv hurt
on Monday, September 161I1, by the handle of a derrick striking him on the left
arm above the elbow,
The missionary steamer, Glad Tidings
arrived from Tort Simpson Friday The
capiain reports that the whiles have been
supplying the '-""ane Mudge Indians with
liquor. A klootchman fell mil ofa canoe
on the loth inst while drunk and was
drowned. Eleven cmplv bottles were
in ihe canoe. The Indian agent at Alert
Bay is trying to secure the guilty parties.
CHURCH   OPENING
The Trinity (English) church will be
openeo on Sunday thc 29th inst. when
Arch-Deacon Scriven of Victoria will officiate nt 11 a. in, and 7 p. m
SPECIAL PRIZE OF $10
is offered by Geo Heatherbell of Horn
hy Island for the Best Lamb Ram sired
by a rain of his own raising, which shall
he exhibited at the Agricultural Show al
Courtenay, Oct. 3
NEW  MILLINERY SHOP
Mrs. Kendall will return tomorrow
from a business trip in connection with
the study and selection of the latest and
most approved slyles in ladies headgear
She has a largo and well selected stock
which will arrive on thc Jo.in tomorrow
from the cast. Her shop is just around
the corner from McKim's store, on First
street, wilh a plank sidewalk leading to
the door. Mrs. Kendall has been connected with some of the leading millinery
establishments in Toronto, Victoria,, etc.,
and has all the advantages of special
training.
Ladies should remember her formal
opening Oct. r and 2 and visit her establishment and see for themselves.
DENTISTRY
Dr. Baker, the dentist, now stopping
at the Waverly House, will leave Friday
morning for his home in Victoria. Those
requiring any dental work, therefore,
should call at once.
jefhee 8l Hoofe
B1UML ID0IUI8 AP BUTCHERS
TTHS lOl-T 60 COUBTENAY
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs ancl Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots ancl Shoes, etc., etc.,  etc
UNION SHIPPING.
The Tepic le fi on the i8th with 207
tons of Coniox coal and .132 tons of wash
nut coil for the C. P. R.
The Minneola left on the 18th with
3400 tons of coal for the Southern Pacilic at Port Los Angeles.
The Princes Louise left on the 20th
with 66 tons ol coal, boui.d nonh
The sir. Danube left on the 23d wiih
115 tons of coal, bourd north.
Thc Rapid Transit left on the 21st
with 255 tons of Comox coal for New
Whatcomb, slate of Washington.
The tug Vancouver and scow left on
the 21 si with 181', tons of Comox coal
and 23 tons of wash nut coal for Vicioria.
The Daisy left on lhe 21st wuh 155
tons ol wash nut coal for Victoria.
The San Mateo left today with 44110
tons of coal fur the S. P. at'Frisco.
'   Kichard IU is due.
UNION HOSPITAL
There are only two patients left in the
hospital, the others having so far convalesced as to be able to be cut. It wus
once suid ofa certain hospital, that if onc
was sent there ftiends might abandon
hope, as he would never return alive. As
there has been no death in our hospital,
although it has had some desperately bad
cases, it may be said with reason when
Thc
vol-
de-
one is sent to it that he will live,
record is a bright one and speaks
tunes- fdr the skill :���, the surgeons
lalihfulness of ihe nurses. Ar.
thing is obsctv.iole and lhat is llu
servedly growing popularity of the institution. This is partly due beyond all
question, to the tact, judgement, discretion and intelligent oversight of Mr. and
Mrs. Reid, Everything moies along
methodically, orderly and without friction
or show of authority. Without laxity a
home air pervades the establishment,
Flowers, contributed by friends, frequently brighten thc various wards. Of course
there are many things iii-edcVi for the
proper equipment of a hospital wh'ch
cannot be supplied for want uf lunds. hut
it is certain that the mosl is made of what
there is, and that nothing is really wanting to the best care of lhe sick.
THE BRASS BANS
ver since Thk Ne**
lissited a call for a
meeting of all interested in the form*.
nor. of a brass band
in Uni >n, some two
months ago, the work
has gone bravely on
until success is now
assu ed. The canvass fur subscriptions
has been liberally responded 10, and
eleven instruments and two drums luve
been purchased. Work has been secured Ior a leader, who is expected up tomorrow. The gentleman is an experienced leader and a thorough musician.
It is found thai there are enough of ex
perienccd handmrii in town to take all
the instruments, su that if the leader
cuines, we shall hear lhe band discoursing suce: music upon 01 canon. Musk
has also been ordered. ' The canvas* hir
subscriptions is nut complete, and ft
trust when the committee vails they till
be met in a generous spirit. We tixist
hiiye a few more instruments, and as
soon as practicable it is desired to uniform tho bandmen. They will pro\��
a great attraction to the place and an evidence of the public spirit and musical
taste of the people,
*w* 0 T U MEETING*
The monthly meeting of the W. C. T.
U. will be held on lhe j6th Sept, at tlie
house of Mis. McPhee, Courtenay at J
}���. in. A lull attendance is requested at
it is lirsl meeting ol year,
SUNDAY SERVICES
METHOIiIST CHURCH.���At usual morn
it)** hour. Text,''It is I; be not afraid."
Evening service omitted on account of
the opening of the English church.
Presbyterian church. -No morning service. In the evening as usual.
Subject���Commended 10 the care of ihe
Great Shepherd. Y. P. S. C. E. immediately alter the evening service. Sabbath
school ami Bible class by  the pastor at
3 p. 111.
BORN
Lill I.E.��� At Union,.Sept.   21, to   Mr.
and Mrs. F. 1). Litlle, a daughter.
NOTICE
Any person or persur.s destroying or
withholding tli: kegs and barrels of the
Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will he paid fur information leading to
conviction. .
W. E. Norris, Set'y
ANOTHER PRIZE
A special prize is offered by Steveton
& Co's Dry Goods Store of Union oi
iliess goods lo thc value of three dollars
for the best plate print butter not lex
than ;lbs exhibited at the Agricultural
Exhibition at Counonay Oct. 3.
VENDUE
On Tuesday Oct. 1 al 2 p. tn. I am instructed to sell at auction, at the store
lately occupied by T. C. Morgan, as merchant tailor, stoves, tables, chairs, bed
steads, lamps, picture frames, and other
articles to numerous 10 mention, all without reserve,
W. Cheney, auctioneer
DIED
Mc.VriiLE.���At Comox, Sept. 23rd,
James William, son of Maurice McArdle, aged 2 mus. 17 days.
SALE OF WOEK
At the entertainment in aid of the parsonage Building Fund connected with
the English church at Sandwick 10 be
given on Monday, Sept. 30th in the evening at Courtenay hall, there will be songs
by Miss Rushworlh and Miss Skinner
and a comedy in two acts, followed by
magic lanterns views, admission 25 cents.
At 4 p. m. of same day, at same place,
there will be a sale of work, .lioine made
candy, refreshments, etc. The refresh
ments 25 cents, but admission free.
The annual
���or THE���
Oomox
Agricultural
and Industrial
ASSOCIATION
WILL    TAKE   PLACE
Thursday, Oct. 3d.
At Courtknav,  8. C. V^��M*nw
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AGEICULTUEE.
Make fodder, too, while the sun
shines. Thoso \ylio have the responsibility of getting it iuto shape for tho
winter must bear in mind that frost
i.s liable to come at any time. At best,
tliere Is sure to be tm Immense loss of
food because ot failure to get it cured
in good season.
For the good of tlio whole country
tho U. S. Government should look
ulter the matter of Irrigation, In the
West, lest capitalists take hold of the
mutter, and then there will be no eud
to the expense. Idle men will thus be
employed,-too. Let, those benefited
liuy in the'-way oi taxes. This will be
easy for them, uud will remunerate
the Government.
Plough in the late summer rather
tlian'iii tl>e,"Jall, II for uo other reason
thun Cojtill the weeds; putting them
umler; t8e ground at this time Is n
I'rRttjtisuro way 'of eradicating them.
Clrcuuid, early ploughed will hold the
mc-isture- better, fur evaporation will
be mdterlally retarded. Moreover, a
tfoeff Seed bed will be formed, firm and
clear*, w... ���
��� 1�� t***ifj,tliy a' short crop over most
of tha.,States ? but uu acre ot corn
fodder.'is ..worth two of timothy, and
lijs'encouraelup; to know that they
havo-'-tli'dusanuji and thousands of
aures of'the fodder, If not of timothy
~6t ahy other hay.
'���'Biickwrhfiat can come after another
���erop very, well without extra Icrtlllz-
���ioff. It Is an excellent crop to sow on
land where oats! barley or corn have
.been destroyed by bad weather. Such
lahd-'seeded to buckwheat right away
will help the owner gut of his diffi-
' etAty,' aad save- him lroin the entire
��� loss of his crop.
'  The soil for buckwheat needs to he
-only nicUliiui iu fertility, but the culture, mint be good.   Virgin woodland
Is excellent for this    grain.     IE   the
sjil is too-rich the grain does not fill
well, and. the stalks take all the nutri-
"���ment.    -The best time for sowing is
'���:aj)ou.ttli.e last of July, and a garden
-> civ>j):pr,a, crop of clover can be made
'������;iju the  same- -ground  earlier  in the
season.''    "*.-*
Crimson clover makes a growth ot
two feet, and is a thing of beauty iu
its ���*gs|rb.<if..red.>ud green.    It is a
winter   crdp,    and   should   be sown
411 July, August or September, aud it
���can^be; cut for soiling by the 20th of
������the-.jie.xt Api-il, or 'it   will    yield a
' hay-crop 20 days later, and by the
��� -last of" May -jv-111 yield a seed crop.
Ills asserted that a body of water
of    an    acre      extent      can      be
mado more   productive    than    three
acres of ground.    It may be made a
pleasure ground for profit, a valuable
-'���'plaee for. fish, a source of ice for tlie
: winter's supply, and with small o��t-
��� lay can' be Beautified   with    Islands
. and fountains  which will ntract for
.   miles around.   Can you do something
With your pond or rivulet?
The experience of those who have
made the test say that lumber is far
superior to masoney or concrete for
Blips, because it is a non-conductor of
boat or frost; also, that small silos
are better than largo ones, because so
much ensilage is not exposed to the
atmosphere when using. Of course,
this depends upon the amount of
stock fed. bnt the size recommended
is 12 by 16 feet.
HORSES.
' If you can get what you pay for,
do not hesitate about the stallion
fee. The superior value of tjio colt
will -more than balance the increased
cost, and no one will dispute that
tlio Cost of raising the two, nfter
that, will be the same.
. ' During the very warm days It Is a
good plan tu start the teams at work
very early in tlie morning, so as to
allow at least two hours' rest at
noon. More work will be procured by
so doing than by giving the shorter
midday rest.
T.et good Judgment be used in the
shoeing of horses, especially the colts.
Sometimes the weight of the shoe
has much to do with the making our
young horses weary soon. They step
too long and out of their natural
gnlt.
Even when horses have timothy
liny they will nlsn greedily necept
straw nnd cornBtalks ns a. change1 of
diet, nnd will keep in better condition
from being allowed n greater vnrl-
ety. No one kind of foodj is perfect,
Floors In the stable should be
made tight and with thorough drnlunge, and should be well drenched
once 11 week, at least, to remove the
Btrong odor of ammonia, which is
.'ibsorlied by water. A sprinkling
with pl.'ister will then whollv remove the common punirent smell so
offensive to the eyes and lungs.
Tho farmer sells his nhi team,
stiff with work nnd luck of cure, nnd
buys n finer on*1. At first ni'lde is no-
ilcciib'e, but within n year thnt
ton ni hnglnfl to decline In appearance
nnd effletepcy, Ju��t hncntlse in th"
'linwls of nue who duo- nnt fe"d
well, worlr modorntolv nnd cure for
litem as did he nf whom they were
bought.
A horse's rntlon slioulil lie fved
nnd never ehlnrffPd, n"d h" phnuld
hnve 11 mule tlm" in which tn ent It.
If worked harder tlnn niual nnd
mnre fund seems- ndvlsnble, lit P
email uunntltv of concentrated fond
he given hetween menls. *. Iinron In
the hnrvesit fle'd wll-l he IipIit"1
mnre by n rntlon nt 10 nnd at fl
1l>"n by nn Inerense nt regular tlm-..
Wo wonder wlmn lioreimon wl'l
nwnke to the fnet thnt tbo fn.��t
walker la the vnluablo . nnlmnl���fn'
the form, the rnnd, tlie street, nnd
fnr evorv flescrlntlon nl wnrk nt n
nractleal kind? It*l�� n -ml��tnke tn
trnln tho ynumr enlt, ton Inne with
the ensv. gnlne nlil  horso.
Cnrn nn the rob well gronri" with
hnlf the bulk of oats, n,nd mixed with
rut liny, mokes n. valuable rntlon fnr
both horsea and COWH. The riermnn
cavalry have ordered Just sueh n sup
ply for their horses. Not eveu the
ruminant cow will digest whole grains
without waste. The horse does worse,
because lie does not remasticate.
SWINE.
All Canadians know- that pork made
Irom pens or beams is much firmer iu
texturo than even corn fed pork.
There is a special flavor or sweetaess
which no other pork has. The iat
does not. fry out so much in cooking,
and it makes ap ideal bacon for family use. Where we can raise the cow
pea iur hogs they will prove economical, und healthful to the herd.
Over feeding Is as wasteful as under
feeding, and mischief usually follows
having feed constantly In the trough.
Moreover, such a trough becomes stale
and uninviting even to a hog, and that
figures not a little in his growth.
There nre gain and profit both iu system and regularity in feeding.
lu the trying months of July and
August tliere is not the amount of
succulence in the grass that there Is
earlier in the season, and the hogs
are likely to become costive. Following this is our greatest season for the
ravages of cholera, Givo 6horts, bran
and oil cake, and begin with new corn
sparingly, using plenty of salt.
Rye is a moro paying crop on poor
land than when sown on that which is
rich. We do not yet prize fully the
value of rye for hogs. It is through
rye and clover and hogs that many of
our exhausted regions of country are
yet to be reclaimed and rebuilt. It
lias been demonstrated.
One of the great virtues of rye ns a
food for hogs is that tt is a grain) possessing more of the elements of
growth, rather than fattening properties, and the people now demand
ai bacon hog. The day of large fut
hogs is over, and there Is a call for
lighter and better developed pigs of
but 200 pounds' weight.
Wo must grind the rye for our pigs,
but it is not wise to feed it dry. It
is too Btlcky to cat with comfort,
and tliere is danger or clinking. It
is doubtful It It is a wiso thing to
feed any young stock on dry food.
Make a slop and have the pig take
a good " belly ' stretcher" ration
every time, remembering, too, he
can lie over fed.
Give the young pigs a fair start In
lifo by feeding tho sow upon miik. producing rations. There Is nothing much
better than skim milk mixed with
shorts. Mnngolds are excellent,
having a cooling effect upon the system and stimulating the milk glands.
After weaning, give the pigs a
trougli ol their own.
Mix salt with the food of tho growing pig, and give him a box of ashes,
Into which a little sulphur is thrown.
This prevents the loss of power In
the hind legs, so common in highly
fed swine. Fed Just right, they
should reach their 200 pounds In six
months, and bo sold, for It will then
pay better to give your feed to
younger pigs.
HORTICULTURE.
If we desire early blossoms from
our winter flowering bulbs, the middle of August is none too soon 'to give
them new quarters. Pot tbem in
good garden soil, with a Ilttlo sand
at tho base of each bulb. Givo them
a littio warm water, and put them
away fn the dark until leaves begiu
to show good growth.
To obtain fine, large, high flavored strawberries, pinch off the runners as fast as they appear. Every
runner thus removed produces a new
crown, and in tho fall the plants will
have formed largo bashes or stools,
on which tho ftnest strawberries
may be expected the following season.
Where winters are severe a slight
covering with litter -or evergreen
branches will bo of great service to
tho strawberries. Do not placo this
until November or December, or after
the ground ts frozen. It Is a common mistake to put on too much or
too early, nnd to leave until too late
in  the spring.
To koep the fruit clean, tho ground
from baking, and to lengthen the
fruiting season, Ir'fare strawberries begin to ripen, mulch the ground around
tho plants with cut straw or hay or
lawn mowings. Thus managed, a
bed should produce two full crops.
The extra care given during the
summer nnd early fall to small fruits
of nil kinds will be well repaid la the
crops next season. If weeds nre
kept out of summer planted strawberries from the first, nnd they are
well mulched In the spring, tliere will
lio little trouble from weeds until the
first crop of fruit Is ripened.
In tho early fall Is tho best tlmo to
apply mnnure to Irult trees that It
may get the benefit of tlio fall rains,
which wash Its soluble parts into
tho soil. This starts an early growth
ia tho spring. It Is not best thnt
tho most luxuriant growth be made
while tho fruit Is maturing.
If tho soil Is rlr-h, cultivation Is the
best manure for cabbages during
warm weather; but If tho soil be
deflflent, nitrate, of soda is ono uf
the most efficient fertilizers. It will
make good hends out of plants which
without It would furnish only a bunch
of looso leaves. Well rotted stable
mnniiro Is almost as good.
Few things require mure Judicious
pruning than tho pear tree. The
strung upright shouts will nil, the
Inwer brunches of 1110-t uf their vital
power, nnd tliese require tu he kept
lu cheek. The cutting nut uf tliese
robber brunches In the summer is the
essential point in the proper pruning
of the pear.
MEN   AND WOMEN  AGREE
That corns arc painful, nnt easily
cured, and quito useless. Men and
women who have used Putnam's Corn
Extractor testify that it is the best,
nets without pain, and cures. Use
Putnam's rainless Corn Extractor.
WHERE TITLES ARE PLENTIFUL.
Rich young wonion In search of a
title will lie edified to know that in
Warsaw alone, with a population of
half a million, tliere are "10,7211 persons belonging to tho hereditary 110-
Ibllity and 9,237 "personal nobles."
Thoro nre as many princes in Poland
as in Russia, according to late ceosus
returns, and as for the numerousness
of the Russian princes it may bo said
that there aro now living nearly a
thousand Princes nnd Princesses Gal-
Itzin.
FATHER AND SOH CURED.
The Village of Whitechurch Devel-
opes a Sensation,
The l'lith.i- Attacked With IttieiimatlMn
aud the Sou -With Si. \ lion Dance���A
Story That Can he Vouohed for hy All
the Neighbors,
(From tho Winghain Advance.)
Mr. Joseph Nixon Is tho proprietor
ot the only hotel in tlie village of
TVhltcchurch, nnd is known to the
whole countryside as a man who thoroughly Understands his business, and
a Jovial companion as well. It is well
knowa In this part of Ontario that
Mr. Nixon's hotel was destroyed by
(fire, but with that energy which is
characteristic of him ho quickly set to
work (to re-bulld. Ills story, as told
a reporter of tho Wlnglium Advance,
who. recently had occasion to visit
his hostelry, will provo of interest. "I
was helping to dig out the cellar," he
said, "and in the dampness and cold
I contracted rheumatism, which settled in my right hip. It got so bad
that I conldn't git In a chair without
doubling my leg bock at the side ot
the chair, and I couldn't ride In a
buggy without letting the affected leg
hang out. I suffered a great deal
mora from the trouble than anyone
who! has not been similarly affected
"I was helping dig out the cellatn."
can imagine. How I was cured Is
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a neighbor whom I knew had rheumatism very bad, running down the
road. I called him and asked what
cured his rheumatism. 'Dr. Williams'
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that determined mo to try the same
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what is in them, but I do know that
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And It Is not only in my own cane,"
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St. Vitus' dance, which got so bad
that he could not possibly stand still.
We gave him Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,
with tho result .that he is now thoroughly cured, and looks as though he
had never had a day's sickness in his
Hie. and 11 these facts, which are
known to all the neighbors, will be
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six boxes for S2.00.
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The application of Nerviline���nerve
pain cure���which possesses such marvellous power over all nerve pain, goes
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"Will you be mine?"
"Not iu a hundred years."
"Very well."
Suiting the action to tho word he
contracted the liquor uud tubacco
habits, learned to swear likewise, to
make assurance doubly sure, aud returned at tho appointed time.
He���What a pity that Miss Yere de
Vere should have lost her goud uaiue.
She (greatly Bhocked)���In heaven's
name what Uo you mean'.'
He���Why, murryiug a man called
Jones, of course.
Neighbor���Bertie, your mother Is
calling you.
Bertie���Yes'm, I kuow it; but I
fancy she don't want me  very   bad.
Neighbor���she has called you seveu
times already.
Bertie���Yos, I know ; but she hasn't
called "Albert" yet.
Mrs. Higbce���I thiuk you hud better go for the doctor, George; Johnny
complains ot pains In his head.
llighee���I guess it is nothing serious.   Ho has had them belore.
Mrs. Ulgbee���Yes, but never on Saturday.
"And so you are married?" said
Mrs. Keedick to her niece from the
west,
"Yes, auntie."
"Joined for life, eh ?"
"Oh, it's hardly that bad. I'm a
Chicago girl, you know."
Jack Potts (bltterly)-I wish I had
never learned to play poker.
Mrs. Potts (also bitterly)���Are you
quite sure you ever did ?"
"Now," said the physician, who Is
noted for his heavy charges, "1 must
take your temperature."
"All right," responded the patient
In a tone of utter resignation. "You've
got about everything else I own.
There's no reason why you shouldn't
take that, too."
"Good-bye, Old Slow I" shouted the
bicycle.    "You are not in my class."
"Anyway," retorted the cart horse,
"I am not as awkward ns you are.
I don't fall down standing still."
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CONSUMPTION
w DEATH-BED OF PHILIP II.
His Royalty Did Not Spare Him
Agony.
ALMOST DEVOTJKED BY VERMIN.
"Wearily and slowly the great procession passed onward Irom Madrid to
the Escorlal, the short distance of
some 23 miles, occupying no less
than six days. Lying helpless In liis
Utter, Philip II., the ruler ol such a
vast empire, and the absolute master
ot so many millions ol people, wns
being palnlully curried to the immense structure���palace, tomb, and
church���which he himself had raised,
and where he trusted tliut his remains might repose when he had
shaken off. mortality, The more
ghastly symptoms ol aa illness that
is almost unparalleled In the history
of medicine .commenced towards the
end of July! and from thence until lie
died, Philip In was so louilisomu and
disgusting an object that had he
been ol uny but regal rank; he would
probably, in that land where sympathy lor suffering is slack, and, the
approach of death a cause of terror
to bystanders, have beeu left to cud
his torments without aid or assistance. Of Herod it is writtea that "he
was eatea of worms aad he died,"
and the disease of tho Jewish king isi
tho nearest approach which is known
to Philip's itwiul malady. .Swarms of
vermin that could not be extirpated
battened on his living body, and for
no less than 43 days dldi his intolerable torture last. And the great
bodily pain he endured was made all
the moro unendurable by the waut
of cleanliness, and the confinement ia
a small, ill-ventilated room, always
crowded with priests, doctors and attendants. But everything was doae
to alleviate the miseries of tlie royal
sufferer, arid the deep sympathies,' of
nil around places the death-struggle
of this great criminal ia a very much
pleusanter plane than the dying agonies of the thousands In Spain, in
Flnnders, and in America whom he
had imprisoned lor, years, tortured
and then burnt alive, amid the Jeers
and outcries of a  lerocious mob.
Afflicted with sores all over Ills
back, with headache and perpetual
thirst, the marvel is that, so wrung
with pain, and oppressed with the horrible odors around him, he survived
for so many days ; und Ior his attendants, tlte,tynere (act of waiting
In such au atmosphere must have been
a trial of no light order. Then after
a long spell of 'sleeplessness, fits of
drowsiness wouhVset in, and tliese for
soaie reason seem to have been regarded as harmful, and he had to be
awakeacd. There were placed oa a
table near some relics of saints, and
when the Infanta���tlio oue soul on
earth, it is said, lie really cured for���
saw him succumbing to sleep, she,
knowing how Interested her father
was ia the relics, used to say In a loud
tone that they were not to be touched,
wheu at ouee the king would open
his eyes and look out to .see If they
had beea removed. The little chamber was perfectly studded with cru-
cilixes and images, which also were
attached to the bed curtains, the
king seeming to have a nervous fear
that if his gaze could not always rest
on some one emblem of the Christian's creed, his soul would he ctor*
nally lost.
{Several days before he died he Instructed the friar who hud the key
of the Royal Vault to look secretly
at his father's coffin, to measure it,
and to open it and see how the late
Emperor Charles V. hud been laid, as
he desired to be laid in the same manner. He then Inquired from Don Juan
Rula de Vclusco for. tho crucifix and some ��� candles of
Our Lndy "f Montserrat, which years
previously he had shown to him. The
crucifix wasfouud In the box, with
tlio candles and the scourge Charles
T. had used. The crucifix was now
hung inside the bed curtains close to
Philips head. As to the candles, he
Instructed Don Fernando do Toledo
to give hlin ona with the crucifix Just
beforo he expired: His next curious
command was that his cotfin should
bo brought for hlui to see The wood
of which this was made has a rather
remarkable history. . fThc beams
from which the planks ware cut had
formed tho keel of a great Portuguese
galleon, tho f laco Chagus, or Five
Wounds ol the Redeemer. Twenty
yenp.i before this keel of the stranded
vessel hnd 'lieen left lying abandoned
on the sands ol Lisbon, aiul Philip
ordered this piece of timber to be
brought to the l-lseorlnl, whicli was
effected with muoh labor and a very
heavy outlay of intitiey. Frnm this
log the great cross was made that
crowns tho high altar lu thu Escorlal,
and ou this Is the crucifix of gilt
bronzo which Is over seven feet long.
Tlio treo Irom whicli this log ��� was
cut Is, snys .Slgui'iiuu, called the Tree
of Paradise, or In Its own habitant In
tho East Indies Angoll. Thu coffin
was lined inside, by Philip's dcslrl",*
with whito satin and covered outtldo
with n black cloth set in gold, having
.1 cross of crimson satin, all the nails
being gilt. Ilo went carefully into
tho various minutiae ol' its appointments.
As ho lay In nis agony what visions
may not have flitted before tho dying
mnn: the hosts of his owu people
whom lie had tortured ami sent to a
miserable grave ; tho nobles whom he
had beguiled to their doom nnd
slaughtered; tho shrieking women
and tlio Innocent babes, appearing
ngain In their death agohies, and denouncing him before* high heaven ns
their foul and bloody murderer 1 Well
might the half-maddened king In his
Iterror beg and implore the help of
thoso high In ecclesiastical place to
plead for him with the God whose
icvery law lie had so wnptoaly outraged. And that these men brought
him any true consolation In liis last
moments appears to have been far
from the case. lie Iny so still that
the attendants believed he had ceased
to exist, and his fnce was now covered
with a cloth. But presently he
started np nnd again seized the crucifix, ana, kissing it, fell back In
agony. And so little by little life
flickered, nnd then faded out, and silently Philip II. passed Into the land
of shadows at 5 a,; m., when the dawn
was Just breaking, and while tho choir
JioyB of the seminary were chanting
the Mass of Matins. He died on September 13th, 1598, on the same day
that, fourteen years before, the lost
stone had been laid to the Escorlal.
Philip 11. departed this life, aged seventy-two, having miserably misgoverned Spain for forty-three years.���
Temple Bar.,
MARRIAGE IN ANCIENT ATHENS,
Thoy Say the Athenian Lasses Had
No Courtship.
TUP.   URELN   UOlOli.
A Paris WvniHii's Slavery to Ab.lo.ih. and
Wretched Death.
Louise Bernard, who has Just died
from an overdose of absinthe, was the
Jane Cnkebrcod of Parle, says a correspondent. She lived in a blissful state
or perpetual inebriation; but, unlike
her London prototype, was not per-
iodlcaHy in the polioe court or the
Jail. The police had grown tired of
a*-i*estlng her and taking her to the
lockup. Sho lived In the Oulnie YingU
quarter, near tne place de la Nation,
on the road to Vlncennes, and her capacity for swallowing big potations
ol absinthe was proverbial in the district. The story was that she devoted
herself to the bottle In order to drown
an old disappointment. The only man
she ever loved had Jilted her, and she
drowned her misery in overflowing
bumpers of the terrible liquor which
steals nway the senses and corrodes
brain and body as the rust eats into
metal. When overcome at night by
drink, which she contrived to obtain, nobody ever knew how, she
sank down, in a heap under a doorway
and slept unmolested until the morning air woke her up and sent her
shivering and grinning to her dismal
garret. Louise Bernard carried on
this dangerous game for a long time,
but absinthe, which never leaves its
victim, has at length claimed her Ior
its own. The other day she broke
wildly into the police commissariat ol
tho boulevard Diderot brandishing in
her raised hands a bottlo of her favorite liquor. "She offered the stuff to
the policemen on duty, who naturally
refused to Imbibe. Their chief, who
was present, ordered the bottle to be
seized and Its owner to be Interned
until she became at least partially
Bober. Louise Bernard, although
half mad and dazed with liquor, had
a presentiment of whnt was coming,
so she dashed like lightning out Into
the street, and, before the policemen
had time to Interfere, she had swallowed a large doso of neat absinthe.
It was the last straw, or rather drop,
for Louise fell an Inanimate mass on
the pavement, and when she wns
conveyed home to her wretched' garret It was discovered that she was
dead.
Ill VII.ATKU    IIIAHAOI).
Ills Mummy Entered Cairo In the Category
of Dried Fish.
The official Egyptian has appao*-
ently no particular respect for the remains of his ancestors, even ��� when
those are of royal lineage. Brugsch
Bey, who has been assisting M. de
Morgan, the Egyptologist, In his explorations, recently discovered a mummy���believed to be one of the Phar-
aohs���and prepared to transport the
prize to Cairo. On reaching the railway station he resolutely declined to
confide his precious package to the
luggage-van. This the officials did not
greatly mind, but they compelled the
discoverer to take a first-class ticket
lor Pharaoh as well as one for himself. On reaching Cairo there was
lresh trouble with the "octroi" officials. "What liavo you got there?"
Brugsch Bey was asked. "A mummy,"
was tho reply. "Ah, you can't get
through without paying." "But,"
urged Pharaoh's guardian, "mummies
surely don't pay 'octroi' duty?" "Don't
they?" replied the official, "we will
see what the register says." Here
the entire staff consulted the register,
but, strangely enough, the article in
question had been overlooked by tho
Administration. "Well, said the officer, "we will enter that as dried fish ;
duty, 3 piastres 1" And so poor Pharaoh was compelled to' make his solemn entry Into Cairo under tho degrading category of dried fish.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
SERVANTS NOT LIABLE.
Two recent decisions by English Justices will bo of interest to housekeepers this side ot the sen. la the first
cuso a servant sued her mistress for
the sum of $1.25, such sum having
been deducted from her wnges for
breakages. The Judge decided in the
servant's fnvor, holding that sho
could not bo made to pay, except
under a special agreement. In summing up he said: "She Is not liable.
If she docs not 6ult you can get rid
of her. Without a contract you cannot stop wages for breakages." in
the second caso the servant sued for
wuges, claiming slio had hceu wrongfully dismissed, Tho testimony of tho
defence was to tho effect that tlio iiiIb-
tress wns a great Invalid and a per-
soa to whom quiet was essential, and
the servant was a persistent and
noisy singer, caroling tho popular
songs of the day all over the houso.
She would not stop when she was requested to, and tho Judge vory sensibly held that sho mado herself sufficiently a nutsnnco to doservo dismissal.
STRONG.
"Slio lias a strong personality," ho
muttered.
It was a thought that confused him
with Its stramgeness.
"Wonderfully Strong."
Had ho not with his own eyes seen
lier personality precipitated frnm t,
bicycle to the stone pavement without
Injury?   _	
EXPLAINED.
Jinks (at a party)���I don't see
what's tho matter with that protty
woman over there. Sho was uwi'ully
flirty a little while ago, nnil now she
won't hnvo anything to do with moi
Stranger���I have just cume in. She's
my wife.
THE NEW WOMAN IS DIPFEKENT.
Of love, as an element in marriage,
tho Greek maiden knew nothing; the
choice of a husband was no concern
of hers, and custom would have precluded her making his   acquaintance
beforo the wedding day. She was won,
but not   wooed.    Thc strange, subtle
growth of passion, attaining both consummation and   sanction in a  union
blessed by Intnlly and State, did not
enter into her experience. She was the
instrument of an arrangement, which
on one side was a more family bargain,
but on another sido was ol national
Importance.  For on tho lnslgnilicant
thread of a girl's destiny depended the
purity of tho race.  No marriage, except with an Athenian    citizen, was
considered valid.   When tho substantial part of' the business, the dowry
and the agreements, had been settled
by the higher powers, came the preliminary sacrifice to tho tutelar gods
of marriage, the lock of hair dedicated
to Artemis, and the dfferlngs to Hera
and the Fates, This sacrifice was performed by the father, and might bo a
few days before the marriage. When
the great day arrived, the young bride
had   various   mystic   rites   to   go
through, among tho most Important
and solemn of which   was the ceremonial bathing in water brought from
the Spring Calllrhoe.   Both bride and
br.degrooui must bathe in this sacred
water, which was fetched for tho purpose by a relative of youthful age. Of
such profound significance   was   this
rite that over tho tombs of those who
died unmarried was frequently represented the figure of a girl carrying
water���perhaps  to  show,   that    the
rite, having    been omitted on earth,
would have to be perlorined in Hades.
At nightfall the bride, often scarcely more than a frightened child, must
leave lor the first time and lor ever,
her father's house, nud, seated iu a
chariot drawn by mules or oxen, on
a sort of couch placed therein for the
purpose, on one side of her the   unknown companion of all her    luture
life, and on the other one of his Intimate friends, arrayed in festal attire,
with a long veil and a crown on her
head; her bridegroom nlso    crowned
and adorned, she was  conveyed    to
her new home. Joyful was the throng
of relatives and friends that accompanied this car of triumph on Its progress through the streets, with singing of the Hymen song, sound of flutes
aud blaze of torches ; the bride's own
mother carrying oae that  had been
duly kindled at the  family    hearth.
Arrived at the   bridegroom's    house
(where  tho   wedding   least     usually
took place) the bridal pair wero received with showers ol  sweetmeats,
and under-hanging garlands, and entertained at a banquet  with    their
friends���whose presence,    indeed    (no'
chic' rite being performed), served, instead of documentary evidence ol the
marriage. In this banquet tho bride's
mother, sisters nnd female  relatives
took part, adaiitted for once   to   a
gathering ol men, though they must
Bit at different    tables.     The   feast
over, the bride, still veiled, was conducted    to     tho     brldnl     chamber,
where      she      and     her       bridegroom    must    eat    together     the
symbolic   quince,   ordained to bo   so
partaken by a law of Solon, and said
toi represent the sweetness of    their
Conversation.   Then would fall on her
the voices of her girl-friends chanting
the marriage song, the epithalamlum,
outside   the   chnmber-door:     those
friends with whom she had shared the
pleasures of her short child-life, but
from whom she was now separated
by a mystic barrier, which she could
never cross again.
Not for two days yet might the
bride appear unveiled, and during this
tlmo the wedding gifts were received,
among which was the ceremonial presentation of n special kind of cloak
by the bride to the bridegroom; nnd
the marriage ceremonies wero completed when, shortly afterwards, with
another sacrifice and banquet, the
husband enrolled his wife In his own
clan, and registered his marriage. Except for tho presence of one trusted
servant, who generally accompanied
tho young bride to her new home, the
former ties were almost entirely
loosed, and she belonged os completely
and solely to her husband's family ns
she had formerly belonged to her father's.���A talaata.
Britain seems determined to keep
ahead In the matter of navy. This
year the bill amounts to about 120,-
000,000, a total of 88,830 men being
provided for, an increase of 5,450 over
last year.   It is a costly business.
Wisconsin courts have decided that
the Irauchises of corporations have a
taxable value and come under the
general law as to the taxation ol property. The rights which are given
them by the community ought to
yield some return to the whole people.
Thero are 30,000 Indians engaged in
farailng In the States; 22,000 voted
at last election, nnd they own 200,-
000 head of catte and 1,284,000 sheep.
Of Uncle Sam's 247,000 Indians, 189,-
000 are self-supporting, 35,000 pay
taxes, and 30,000 nre church, members.
Wisconsin Lutherans are Indignant
at the Legislature for passing a law
compelling the flying of a flag over
ttie schools ot the State, and they
propose to fight It. They contend the
Legislature might with ns much
show of reason pass a law to compel
the wearing of claw-hammer, striped
coats.
The Mail-Empire editorially saya
some Ontario cattle raisers have
shipped their herds to the Northwest
to be fattened for export. Thoso
people who have had experience in
shipping will feel some interest in
seeing where the profit comes In���if
there Is any truth In the story, which
on the face of it seems Improbable.
-i��
plosives." The fulminate ol mercury
used in these caps makes a very i��oi-
eonous burn, and it would be "in the
interest ol Juvenile safety if tliey were
done away with here.
Rev. Father Doyle, of the Paulist
Fathers, says: "The daya of theological scalping have gone by. The policy
to-day is not to emphasize our differences, but to reaffirm more and more
our agreements. The points on which
many Christian denominations agree
are many, and those wherein we
differ are, nfter all, but a few, and
the less notice taken ot those few the
closer we shall come together." That
la a good healttiy eantLment. As we
become more intelligent, more really
Christianized in the true sense, we
shall bo more brotherly. Aa he remarks : " After all. moet of our religious antipathies come from not knowing each other. If we were personal
friends, meeting frequently, entering
into some good work for civic purity
or anything else, we would appreciate
each other's motives better, and have
a higher respect for ench other's religious life."
A PIECE OF HER MIND.
A lady correspondent hns this to
say:
" I want to give a piece of my mind
to a certain class who object to advertising, when it eo.->t-- them anything
���this won't cost them a cent.
I suffered a living death for nearly
two years with headaches, backache,
In pain standing or waikiag, was
being literally dragged out of existence, my misery increased by drugging.
At Inst, In despair, I committed
the sin of trying an advertised medicine, Pr. Herce's Favorito Prescription, and ft restored me to tlie blessedness ol sound .health. I honor
the physician who, wheu he knows
ho can cure, has the moral courage
to advertise tho  fact.'*
The medicine mentioned cures nil
the delicate diseases peculiar to females, as "Female "Weakness," periodical pains, irregularities, nervous
prnstrntion, spasms, chorea nr St.
Vitus* Dance, Hh'eplessua***?*, threatened Insanity.
To permanently cure constipation,
biliousness, indigestion or dyspepsia,
uso Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
In Siam, until a few years ago, a
{heavy tax was levied on umbrellas.
Every umbrella carrier had to pay.
(
Lord Lonsdale spent $200,000 in
four days entertaining Emperor William, and he was presented with a
$8,000 gold cigar box by the well
���pleased German. . Little stories like
this serve to make worklngmen and
women in both England and Germany
contented with their lot. They naturally ask who earned the $200,000
that Lord Lonsdale could afford to
spend so rapidly.
The report that the Chicago brewers have decided to shut up 2,000 of
Chicago's 7,000 saloons ought to set
some ol the advocates of license reduction nthlnklng. Can It be that
these brewers have begun to repent,
and are taking this way of reducing
the consumption of intoxicating
liquors 1 If it follows that a reduction in the number of drinking places
reduces the total business done those
Chicago brewers would seem to be ur��-
selfish to tho last degree.
The Germans who have taken a*
contract to go out and shoot or be
shot whenever so ordered cheered lustily when Emperor William told them
that he would have a silver ornament
attached to their Iron crosses. His
recommendation that they should oppose tho overthrow of the throne was
aot quite disinterested. The soldiers
could be very comfortable under a
republican form of government, but
William would have to go to work
and earn a living if that throne were
kicked ovor.
Can you guess what will come next
after tho bicycle bloomer? Here Is
a hint of it. The beauty on the Iront
cover ol the September Jcnncss Miller
Monthly Is sitting a horso " man-
fnshloa," yot looks withal most modest, sweet and womanly. There Is,
says tho Monthly, no dodging the fact
that that Is tho proper -way tor aay-
ono to rido, and It's i the way all
women will rido sooner or later. In-
dosd, there are thousands of women in
California to-day who ride on a
"cross'* saddle, though many eastern
renders may bo surprised to learn It.
What to do with one's hands while
making a speech lias puzzled many an
amateur orator. Whether to hldo
them In one's pocket or behind one's
back, to grusp a chnlr with them, or
to uso them in sawing tho nir���thnt
Is tho question. Tho boys nro laugh-
lug about a speaker at a dinnerparty
la Hamilton last week, who saved
tlmo while ho was oa his feet by, taking his penknife from his pocket nnil
paring his finger nails, Ho was so engrossed In his themo that ho was
quito unaware o[ bis toilet performance. *
Tho war upon tho postifcrous toy
pistol, whose poisonous paper caps
havo caused so many caso3 of lock-
Jaw, has begun In earnest. In his
Fourth of July proclamation tho
Mayor of Chicago says: "Tho sole or
gift of toy pistols or metal or paper
caps to children is absolutely prohibited. Any violation of this provision
will subject the offender to arrest and
a fine of tp.10. Parents nro especially
requested to protect tlielr children
against tho dangers resulting from
tho use ol such toy pistols and percussion caps and other dangerous ex-
HETI'KB THAN KOAST UKfcl'.
A Venerable Maori Chief eatn Talk, uf Eating Human Fle.h.
I managed to win the friendship and
confidence of Heke, the great war
chief, then a very old man, snys a
correspondent, and during ono of our
many conversations I bluntly asked
him to tell mo about the cannibalism
of his countrymen. He was hot at
all olfended, as I feared he might bo.
Ho appeared to regard my inquisition
as an Incentive to freo speech, and I
took advantage of It.
" i'ou see," he said, "Te Atua" (tho
name they givo their supreme deity)
"did not provide us with animals upon
whose flesh we could support lifo. We
had only such fish as we could cntch,
such few fowls ot the air as wo could
bring dowu.and the moa, a great bird
twelvo or fourteen feet high. Well, to
support the whole nation tho fish of
the sea and the few fowl of the air
were not sufficient. We were, therefore, compelled to hunt the moa, and
it was not long belore we had exterminated tho bird, gigantic as ho waB.
What, then, remained to us 7 The
flesh on our own bones. We tried It
at a time whea we were famishing,
and we found it good."
I imagined that he distinctly smacked his lips at this poiat. I asked him
whether ho had ever Indulged iu that
addition to the human menu.
" Yes," he replied, without hesitation, " I have eaten human flesh." I
had an ldoa that there was a slight
moisture at the corner of his mouth as
he spoke; and, decidedly, his eyes
were brighter as they rested upon me.
I may say, parenthetically, that I
was young at this period, somewhat
Inclined toward stoutness, and had
not indulged In the use of rum or
tobacco. I did not like the look he
gave me. However, 1 continued the
subject by asking what, la a general
way, was his opinion of the gastronomic qualities of human flesh.
"Good I" he replied, smacking hla
lips. " I havo eaten your cuts ot beef,
your rounds of roast, your legs of
mutton and your stews, nnd all the
rest, but 1 am an old man and I cannot forget old customs. I am telling
truth. I would prefer a bit of man���a.
man steak or a man chop���to all your
now-fnngled meats, no matter how
served up."
I asked him whether the taste for
human flesh was still strong among
Ids countrymen, and ho replied:
" No, we find tho pig better eating,
nnd, besides that, since the Introduction of tho potato, wo have eaten
much less animal food, but, of course,
some of the old fellows, like myself,
look back with pleasure to tho fire
lighted in front of the great Idol, nnd
the smell o! a toasting enemy."
KILLED THE EEAST.
By her bravery, Hiss Jnckie Williams saved herself aud two little sisters from heing mangled by an alligator yesterday. The girls left home
to visit a neighbor's, Miss Jackie taking along ft Winchester rifle, with
which she is an expert. Tliey remained at tho neighbor's-until' lato
nnd then started home. Nearing
their residence the girls discovered a
huge alligator In the rond. Miss
.Inckio Immediately fired at the saurian, but thc bullet did no damage.
Tlie shot enraged tho alligator, and
It rushed at tlio girls with Itu great
Jaws open. Tho little girls ran behind Miss Jnrkle, screaming. The older
girl retreated with her lace to tlie
naurlau, firing ns she bucked. Tho
bullets, however, reached no vital
spot, and the alligator still pursued.
Finally tho girl tripped and lill backwards, and the alligator was upon
her. Luckily sho retained hold ol the
rille, and ns tho saurian came np she
thrust the gua Into Its.gaping mouth
and fired. Tlio huljct sped Into the
monster's vitals and it was soon dead.
As Miss Jackie pulled thu trigger, niter thrusting the inusu.lc Into the alligator's mouth, she tainted, and whin
men, whom her sister's screams had
attracted, came, the girl wus found
unconscious, with the dead saurian at
her feet. Tho alligator's mouth was
pried open to release tho gun, und Its
teeth bad dented tho steel.���Tltns-
ville, Fla., corr. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
THE NABB BIBLE.
Tho German Nnrr Bible takes Its
namo from an Intentional error. The
printer's wife had u quarrel with her
husband, aud to get revenge stole Into
his offlco one night and made a
chango in the sixteenth verso of tho
third chapter of Genesis. Sho altered
tho word Herr, Lord, to Nnrr, fool.
Tho result of tho Jest was that her
husband was hanged and she wns
Imprisoned for lifo. THE WEEKLY NEW, SEPT. 24,   1895*
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Tuesday, Sept. 24,1895,
GIVEN IHE  GO-BY
The travelling dairy will not come here
The representations of our friends at
Victoria, and the strong appeal of our
member are alike disregarded. Mr.
Haslam's letter tn the Minister of Agriculture ut Ottawa was simply referred to
Commissioner Robertson for report, who
in defense of his unuii scheme of visits, says it was impracticable: no time.
And yet thore was time to visit half a
doien towns where the dairy interests,
all put together, do not appnach those
of Comox. If we desire 10 receive in
struction from the traveling dairy we
may go to the city where we sell our
butter!
The Minister of Agriculture says it
will be seen that the claims of Comox
have been carefully considered! Yes,
considered, admitted and then ignored!
That is adding insult to injury, and sn
much the worse! As lor the talk about
Mr. Robertson visiting this district, per
sonally, if at all practicable, it is s,.fr to
say that we shall see nothing of him.
A fortnight at Victoria and Westminster and no time for Comox! Two days
each at five towns along the island rail
way, at half of which there is but small
dairying, and not a day for Comox!
Irnpractible! no time! We have 4.000
people in the distrist, pay our taxes
and get from the Dominion government only a weekly mail! We have
one of the most important dairying
districts in the province, and yet it is
impracticable for the traveling dairy to
come here! It takes a steamer five hours
only to reach here from Nanaimo,
and yet there isn't  time!
Well, good-by, Mr. Commissioner Robertson; you and your traveling daily
can go to���Halifax. Your '"Show" isn't of much account anyway. The
farmers of Comox produce about the
best butter in the province and could
probably give your so-called experts
some pointers which would open their
eyes.
Mr. Haslam deserves credit fnr his
plucky fight in our behalf. He has
'done all that was possible; and that
he has not succeeded is due to the
stupidity of the Minister of Agriculture and the stubbornness of lho Dairy Commissioner.
To W. B. Mclnnes, ESQ. :
Sir���We the undersigned electors of
Vancouver Electoral District, having noted with approval the stand taken by you
on the questions of tariff reform, provincial rights and othet leading issues of
the day, and having confidence in your
ability to enforce your views on these
subjects, and believing that you will be
���ble to secure the necessary political influence at Ottawa to have attention paid
tn the more special needs of our district,
do hereby respectfully rei'tiest that you
allow your name to be placed in nomination as a candidate tn contest this constituency at the fartwith coming election;
and we do hereby pledge vou our hearty
support, and do promise to use all fair
and honorable methods to secure your
election, should you see fit to accept this
requisition.
I)h. McKechnie, A. Wilson,
-., .    H.J. Rome,       E. E. Taylor,
R. Smith, R. Johnson,
Anp 347 others.
REPLY,
To the Signers of the above Requisition anii to the Electors ok
������*   Vancouver Electoral District:
GENTLEMEN���In response to the
���genetal invitation and generous assw-
������'ifhetr ol support from the Liberals of Vancouver district, I have the honor to an-
���ounce myself as a candidate in Ihe Li' -
eral interests at the ensuing Dominion
election.
I am ;i Liberal and r.ccnpl thf platform
adopted by the National Liberal Convert
lion at Ottawa in 1893.
I believe in Free Trade. A tariff is a
restriction on trade���n contravention of
natural methods; and if tolerated at all,
should be adjusted to lhe requirements of
revenue, and not to the advantage of any
favored class, A Protective Tariff is an
unnecessary and therefore unjust burden
011 ihe people. It compels the consumer
to pay tribute to the manufacturer rather
than to the government. The result of
the Protective policy in Canada has been
to increase the cost of living; to build up
a plutocracy, and lo keep the country in
a state of commercial stagnation. The
need of Canada and British Columbia in
particular, is a reduction in the cost of
production. To this end the tariff should
be lowered to the mimimum uf necessity,
liearing with special lightness, if at all,
on the necessaries of life, farming implc
nii-nts and machinery fnr the develop?
ment nt nur natural resources.
On the Manitoba School Question, 1
take the position lhat, after the Priv\
Council of Creat Britain decided that the
Aits of the Maniiebi Legislature abolish
ing separate schools and establishing uniform State schools, was cnnstiiu
lionnl, lhat any subsequent interference
by the Dominion Ooveinment mat'.rialh
altering the tenor of such legislation was
an unwarranted invasion of Provincial
Rights. It might have been advisable
however, for the Federal Government 10
have requested an assurance from the
Manitoba Government that their schools
should be Stale schools in fact��� being
neither Prniestnnt nor Catholic���and
thereby affording no grievance 10 any
religious denomination. But the policy
the Government has seen fit to pursue in
issuing the Remedial Older, commanding
the re-establishment of separate schools,
was harsh anrl retrogressive, having an
inevitable tendency to embitter and prolong sectional differences in a voung and
prosperous Province, where the unity of
the people is most to be desired.
The Conservative Government has per
sistently ignored the rights of this Province to larger appropriations for public
works. In view of the unlimited wealth
of our natural resources; and their gen-
eratly inacce.-sihle ahd undeveloped condition, we have a right to expect unusual
assistance; especially sn as we pay more
per capita into the federal treasury than
any other province; and ihr Government
in less promising parts has been lavish
to excess. Thc Government has discrim
inated unjustly in making appropriation,,
having neither regard to economy or the
needs of the country���a course which, in
spile of the burdensome taxation has pro
duced enormous deficits as well as unlimited corruption.
Chinese Immigration continues to have
a baneful effect on our labor market.
The present restriction on their entry is
inadequate to remedy the evil and should
be largely increased.
In view of the great deposit of precious
metals in our Province, I believe that the
establishment ofa mint in British Columbia would do much to develope and encourage our mining industry.
Considering the magnificent possibilities of our Province, the most alert and
liberal treatment should be given in all
branches of Dominion aer'ice. 1 he postal service and navigation facilities nf this
district, however, arc quite inadequate to
our growing state and require improvement on a more generous and progress*
ivc. basis.
Ihese and other questions of public interest to nur District I will take an early
opportunity of discussing fully �� ith thr
electorate.
In conclusion, gentlemen, I am a Brit
ish Columbian. I am familiar with thr
recources of our Province aid have un
bounded confidence In its future greatness. In soliciting your support, I appeal to you on the above principles and
on the general policy ofthe Liberal party
of Can.'-da, fully believing that they are
best calculated to develop nur District,
enrich our Province and bring the greatest good to our common country.
W. W, B. MclNNES.
NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT
Pursuant to creditors trust deeds
alt 1890 and amendments.
NOTICE is hereby given that Robert
Graham carrying on business in the District of Comox, British Columbia as an
Hotel Keeper has by Deed dated th"
nth day of September, 1895 assigned
all his real and personal estate whatsoever, to John Bruce ofthe town of Cum.
berland in the said Province for the pur
pose of satisfying rateable and porpotion-
ately and without preference or priority
his the said Robert Grahams' creditors.
The said Deed was executed by the
said Robert Graham and the said John
Bruce on the nth day ol September
189$. and the said Assignee has undertaken and accepted the trusts created by
the said Deed.
All persons having claims against the
said Debtor, Robert Graham, must forward and deliver full particulars of the
same fully verified to said John Bruce, at
Courtenay, B. C. on or before the 36th
clay of October, 1895.
CBEDITORS KEETINO
NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the Creditors of the said Robert
Graham will be held at the Hotel premises of the said Robert Graham in the
said District of Comox on Thursday the
3rd day of October 1895, at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon.
Yarwood & Youno,
Solicitors' for the Assignee.
Dated at  District nf Comox this  16th
day of September 1895.
New novels, plain and fanoy stationery at Plmbury's.
CHEAPER THAN WHOLESALE.
We are determined to close out our Summer stuff at less than
wholssale prices.    All other goods reduced away down.
We are selling goods irom 20 to 30 % less than you can buy elsewhere. flStife-*  Sale continued during August.
SLOAN & SCOTT.
  UNION   BRICK  YARD  B. 0. 	
W. WALTER A SON.
Manufacturers of Handmade Sand  Stock  Bricks.
Special   Patterns Now On Hand For Chimney Heads, Cornices Etc
GUARANTEED TO  BE  FROST  PROOF
Cumberland
FRUIT    MARKET
NEXT   UNION   BAKERY
FISH, FRUIT, and GAME,
FRESH EGGS
BUTTER, VEGETABLES,
AND POULTRY, ETC.
R. CREECH, Pre p.
RI-P-A-N-S
Thc modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B. C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be a
Courtenay and Coniox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton &. Rowbotham, Prop
NELSONHOUaE
.,   ��� .   UNION BAY, B. 0.
Having taken this' house, except the
bar, I shnll be pleased to receive the
patronage of the public.
Hoard jier ��eek, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 ccint?.
T.J. I'iercy.
Nanaimo Saw Mill,
-AND-
-.���  Sash and Door
FACTO  RY
A. HASLAM, Prop
(OFFICE-MILL  STREET.)
II'. 0. Drawer 36.  T��l��ptione Call. I*
NANAIMO, 11. C.
**ry A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds,   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood linishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
Society    Cards
tmmmm* ��� i ~u ebbm h,.jl!~-
1.0. 6. I"., No .11
Union Ledge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Anthony, R. S.
TTJST   SHOP-
1 HAVE OMCNKIl A SHOP
On Bnnsnuu!' aw., Mm
Cor. 2nd AND Dunsmuir Avk.
Where I am prepared to da all kinds
-or���
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Rooting
Job work
AND   Repairing
And will endeavor to give satisfaction and
hope to receive
a fair share of f*   II  Tarhpll
public patronage**-" * *��� * rtl ***c"
CUMBERLAND
MEAT MARKET
CHOICEST
~'���',~l&~Z
:m:k.a.ts
&
FRESH
������JA.���17&
FR/ODTJCB
Lowest CASH Price
A. G. FULTON.
Hiram Louge No 14 A.F .* A.M..I1.C.R
Courtenay B.C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Secretary.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
O. F.j meet in theit lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. 0. 0. F.,   Union. '
Meets first and third Wedneseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordiallv invited to attend.
Wm. Anthony, Scribe.
Nelson Camp No, 44 of the Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every other Monday even
mg at 8 p.m'. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
L. P. I/KJKE, MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail aa follows
CALUNOAT WAY PORTS as
aad frelckt may oiler
Lome Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
" Nr.nr.lmo fn Comoi, Vfeiaeeimj, 7 a. ta
Leave Comox for Nanattno,      Fridays, 7 a.ta.
Napalno fer Viotoria   Salnrdey, 7 a.**
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Miss B.B. Williams,
Teacher of Music, Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay, B.O.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
and
Courteous Attention
The FamoM
DOMINION PANT8 CO
'
at a a- ��*, ja*M *���-.
MONTREAL.
SUITS
To order
PANTS
13
��rn����d tor H.-avlti.  Piwraat deliver**.  Pol
lout It ttaaraaieid.
Union Saw Mill.
'   LUMBER
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
tice.
MOULDINGS.
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
STUMPING.
t umping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
WOOD.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
notice.
R.Grant & L Mounce, Fi��pn.
I VERY-
3
I m�� praps*-**! to
tarnish strut**- Riga
aad an itaartr*-*-
At reaiM-MMe ratt-a.
D.xupatpick.
Onion, B.C
EAMING^E^- THE WEEKLY NEWS, SEPT. 24, [895-j
LOCALS.
Dr. Millard has been appointed resident physician for Comox.
Mr. Dave Anthony Ins thrown away
his crutch. An ordinary cane answers
well enough now,
Mr. Walters of Courtenay is digging a
cellar for a two story dwelling on Penrith
ave., next west of A. I). Williams. The
building will be constructed of brick.
Ladies, when yau want a dress made
cheap and pretty, call nn Miss A. Ferguson, at lhe Waverly Hotel.
Walter Rennison and Lucius Cliffe shot
two buck elks on Tuesday in the Oyster
River section. Thev weighed 501 lb ,
each, dressed, and their antlers were
fine and brought a good price.
The Nanaimo Mail says: Observation
and experience have demonstrated that
il is the active, wide-awake business man
or firm who advertises that is the most
accommodating, sells the cheapest and
deals the most liberally in everyway with
patrons
'00 pairs of wool socks to be cleared
at $1.50 per dozen at Leiser's.
Rev. A. B. Winchester, superintendent
of Chinese missions on lhe Coast, forma-
ly opened the Chinese mission at China
town, on Thursday evening The house
was crowded and addresses were made
by Mr. Winchester in both English and
Chinese. Rev. I). Mclntyre, and Messrs Hall ami Randall made addresses.
HARNESS 8H0P.
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 stock 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
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time Table No.  24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday,  April   6th    18BS.   Trains
run on Pacific  Standard
Timo.
X
SAD AFFAIB
John Ellison Rowe, a miner, while wor
king in No. 4. shaft on the 17th inst. was
struck by falling rock ard ki.led. lie
leave-, a wife antl three children. He
arrived a year 1150 from '!'- old counirt
and yas for a few week���> 111 Wellington,
sir.ee which timt-lie b i;; b'0.a .i tesidei)l
of Union. He iiijurtii his �����:.; awhile* ii'
go and has been 011 .but a tew shifts since
Coroner Abrams emp.mnel'd as ..
jury John Campbell, Ed. McKim, Ed.
Jones., Wm. Davidson, Geo. Hawkins,
M. Mitchell and Chits. Van Houten, who
aftei viewing the body proceeded to the
scene ofthe accident. In the evening
tbey met at the new court house. A dis.
patch from Archie Dick, Inspector nl
Mines was here received, requesting nn
adjournment until 7 p. m of next Wed
nesday to enible liim to be present,
whicli was accordingly done.
ASSIGNEE'S HOTIOK
Notice is hereby given lhat there will
be a meeting of the creditors of the as.
signed esttte'dfF. A. Anleyof Union II
C. at the Riverside Hotel, Courtenay, on
the 55th day at Octotober, 1895. at which
meeting I will submit a statement of the
condition uf said estate and ask to be
discharged as'issignee.
Sept., 24, 1895.
. ,W, A. Mathewson, assignee
SPECIAL PHIZES
Joseph Hunter, M. P. offers the follow
ing Special Prizes at the Exhibition ol
the Agricultural Association at Courtenay, Oct. 3d: ,
I.- A gold medal for the best milk cow
exhibit! d, of any 11 ;e or breed���inusi
have been bred and raised in Ihc district.
a.���A silver nied.il for lhe best bushel
of potatoes of any 'variety,
PASTMBS3HIP DISSOLUTION
To all whom it may concern:
Take notice lhat the partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned
and Richard Oner, jr. us blacksmiths
under the firm name of Leighton & Car
ter is dissolved from the 4th day of Sep
tember last, 1895.
The said Richard Carter jr retires from
the linn. The business will be carried
on by the undersigned.
Dated at Comox, 13. C. this fourth day
of September, A. D. 1895.
1 Geo. Leighton
NOTICE
All interested in the public brass band
of Union are requested tu attend at the
Old Reading Room hall���now band
practising room���Wedndsday evening,
September 35th at 7.30 o'clock. A dot-
. en good instruments have already been
secured.
Geo, Robertson, Sec'y.
NOTICE.
My ranch of ifto acres, one mile fiom
Comox Bay. It has a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
and, all in good condition.
J. W. McKensie, Courtenay
NOTICE.
Courtenay, May 13th, 1895.���To all in
terested: I'have this day appointed Mr
Tom Heckensell to collect all outstanding accounts due to the Anlev estate during iny tempory absence from the district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
(TOafBEBLAND   SHOE   SHOP.
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs off.ee, where
I ain prepared to manufacture.:im! repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Park's.
JAMES ABRAMS
Notary Public.
Agent tor the Alliance Pipe
Insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix ol
Hartford.	
Agent top the Provincial
Building and Loan Assoeiation ot Toronto	
Union, B C
W.  CHENIY  & CO.
AUCTIONEER AND
COMMISSION     MERCHANT
UNION,   B.   C.
Will handle all kinds ofgiods,
ine tiding
Farmers Produce
Give us a call
BARKER �� P0TT8,
BARRISTERS,
SOLICITORS. NOTARIES. ItC.
Offlco Kwiii2, McPheo * Mooro Bid's; and at
NANAIMO. a C
... r. 0. draweh IS.
r>y?JPs^i4ei&��&>r. 'fJSiyJtieefle!&.
F. Curran !
SCAVENGER
^ UNION, BC I
Waverly
UNION,
B.C.
W.H Davidson,
Lessee,
House:
now ready for the reception of
c.cksts. First class accommodaiion
for thk travelling public. rates
reduced to rkuui.ar boarders
By the month, $25.
By the week    $6.
Single meals, 60 cts.
Tickets for  21   meals, 1500
EVERY CONVENIENCE
FOR MINERS
Cumberland Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
aBmmemattaeetsm
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liqubrs.
J. Piket, Prop.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following Bicycles-
H. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Beaston, Hiimber,
Rudjie, New Howe and Whitworth. Will
sell nn installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Great Reduction i>. Prices.
Union Mines
Furniture    Store
A  Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains. Carpets
and  Rugs,  and our
Celebrated
woven wire
m��
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In Separate
Apartment
we kerp
":v,i Hand
/nrniiure
Ji
On Fridays, Saturday! and Sundays
Rbturn TlcfctU will be Intmod between all
points for a fart and a quarter, Rood for return nut later than Sunday.
Itt turn Ticket* for one and a halt ordinary
fare may be purchased' dally to all points,
good for aerf-n daya, including day of issue.
No Return Tickets inuoA tor a fnro and
quarter wbenj the sluglu fare is tw��uty-flv
cents. ' >
Through rates between Victoria and Comox
Mileage and Commutation Ticket** can be ob
talnwlon application to Ticket Agent, Victoria
Duncan's and Nanuimo Stations,
A. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.
President. ���'������"      Gen'l Supt
U.K. PRIOR,
Gen. FrviRht and Pas-tenner A��t.
,J.
louse ui Sip Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
GRAINING A SPECIALTY.
AU Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. p.
UNDERTAKING
DEPARTMENT.
Weconduct every branch nf the
Undertaking   Business   including**
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
ONTBAOTOES
AST2D
���B*0*IL*3E*B3
Grant & McGreyor
A FINE STOCK
ot Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
���J~\~T���~~~l:-
TTNIOIT, B. C.
I �� L��J._��lL0 J_�� I �� l �� I
PUMPS
Manufactured
��� -{ and j* ���
Wood
Turning
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
���jo] o | o I o | o | o 1 o |
R. B. ANDERSON.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker In Metals
Jobbing ot all kinds
Office and Works  J**'*'- R'*j����. ���>����
TTNIOlf a. o.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
'         SfANUFACTURF.n OF        	
SDOA WATER, LEMONADE, GINGER ALE,
8anaparn.Ha, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrupa.
Bottler of Different Brandt of   Lager Beer,  Steam Bear aad Perter
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
ICEO BEER SOUS FOE CASH G*N*X/ST
COURTENAY, B. C.
Stage and Livery
COUBTEFAT, B. O.
fl-   ������������������
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done, .'.
^^^QTJILXiAlT So QrlTjI&O-l-l
I presume we hare used ow
��� one hundred bottles of Piso's
_ Cure for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���*W. C. Mimehbbrgir, Clarion, Pa.,
Dee. 29,1894 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-
Slaints.���E. Shobbt, Postmaster,
horey, Kansas, Sec 21st, 1894.
My Stock for 1895 is now arriving and when complete   wil
be the largest in the Province.
Winchester and Marlii Kiss*
in ever)- calibre madt.
Greener, Tudall, \V. Richards
ind  Clabrough Shot  Cast.
Rolond'ni* tools, Game baft,
Cartridges, Powder and Shot
CHAS.   E.
Full Catalogue now out
TISDALL,  Vancouver.
WABNINO.
All persons driving over the wharf or
oridues in Comox district faster ihan a
walk, will  be prosecuted  according to
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent.
NOTICE.
Persons using the mules and horses of j
the Union Colliery   Co. without pcrmis- |
sion will be prosecuted according to law.
F.D. Little, Supt.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Street     ���   VaaaisM B. CL
Manufactures  tht taut cigars  ss
employes none but while labor.
Why purchase inferior foreita ciftrt
when you can obtain a SDMtlDt aBS1>
CLE for the tame money
J 10,000  FBI  ABOVE THB SEA.
Laborious and Difficult Task of
Aconite Collectors,
The 1'olHouous Plant Gathered by the
Slrlm llhotliiliH un lhe Stnjrtlllhlfl Bluilu-
tuin ltaUKe���Organised lliutilt* Com-
priced of Itolh feexea-Thelr Buperstl*
tli'UH and Denion-Worrthlp.
Writing about tlio aconite collected by Slrba Bhotliihs dwelling lu
the DarJIllng district, who occasion-
ally make a Journey to this country,
Bhutan, a contributor to Chambers'
Journal, nays: 01 tho deadly nightshade tribe, tho aconite Is a plant
which yields to nono In tho virulent
poison of its roots. It Is to be found
growing at an elevation of 10,000 leet
abovo the sea level, und among other
places ou the Slngalihis, a mountain
raago which is tho watershed boundary between Nepal and British territory northwest of DarJIllng. Here
two classes of aconite, Aconltum pal-
iiiatiua and Napellus or Nepalus,
grow freely.
Aconltum palmatum is collected ia
abundance at Tongloo, the southern
termination of the Singalllas; but
Nepalus, the more poisonous variety,
requires a higher elevation in which
to thrive, it takes kindly to the
bleak, ragged crags of Suudakphoo
(12,029 feot) and is to be found under
tho rhododendron covers and eold,
shady water-courses. It seldom grows
taller than three ieet, a siagle stalk
with, blue flowers springing from each
bulb or root. Tho natives, especially
the hill-tribes, take acoaite in its
crude state as a remedy ior various
ailments, tond every Bhotla has a
lew dried roots put away in some secure corner of liis hut.
Early in October, when the aconite
root has matured, one of tho leading
men oi the vlllago organizes a party
comprised of both, sexes. He, for the
time being, becomes their leader, settles all disputes and quarrels while
out in camp, and, wldlo keeping an
account of the general expenses, supplies to each tho daily requirements
in tho way of food. His first step Is
to tnke out a " permit" from the forest department, which costs 15
rupees. (If the party Is proceeding to
the Nepal hills no permit Is required,
but a toll is charged at each station
on every load.) Ho wraps the pass
up ina rag, and place It In Ills network bag of valuables, collects his
bund together and sets out for the
higher ranges. Thoy travel as lightly as possible, each carrying a thuinsl,
or largo bamboo basket, which contains a brass pot for cooking, a flat
iron spoon to help out tho rice, with
a sufficient quantity of rice aad vegetables to last fivo or six days. They
also carry a thick Bliotinh blanket,
with the indispensable kukri or hat-
chet-knlfo, used also by the Goork-
has, fastened through the waistband.
A strong sapling serves as a walking
stick and as a support for tho basket,
which is not unstrapped from the
back until a halt is made. When
tired, tliey relieve themselves by balancing their load on the stick.
Tho first stoppage ia their march
is' generally mado near a running
"stream, .when thoy remove tlie burdens off their backs and light a firo
or. two of brushwood by tho aid of
flint aad steel carried in the sheo-ths
of their kukris. They do not drain the
water oil tlio rice, as is generally
done, but eat it in a moist mass on
Ibig leaves ietclicd out oi the jungle,
with, vegetables fr^id in oil, and tut
amazing number o, hot chillies. Ono
hour sees them through their meal
and ready to contlnuo the march
again. When evening conies on they
make a second halt in sonic desirable
place to spend the night, where they
knock up temporary shelters made of
bamboos, to keep off the night dew,
squat round tho fires they have
lighted, crack Jokes and relate odvon-
tures thoy hate mot witli. The headman, who is usually the centre of attraction, has a. fund of stories at his
command. Or if a laniu���as is not un-
I'rcquentty the case���is the leader of
tlie party, ho gives extracts out of
their religious writings. It is an interesting sight to seo him perched on
a raised bit "of ground, with his fol-
iowors'lylng round him In all postures,
gazing with rapt attention while ho
gives episodes out of their sacred
books. The Bhotialis nro of the Buddhist religion, and own ns their spiritual head tho Great Lama of Tibet;
but tlie Buddhism to which tliey adhere is much intsrwoven with demon-
worship.
As night advances, ami the party
thinks It Is time to retire, tliey disappear within their bamboo shelters,
taking the precaution to put their
kurkis under tlielr heads, in caso or a
night attack from tho robber tribes
who hover about tho frontier. Some
of the hardier nf tho Slrbns sleep in
tho open air, with a blanket about
them, heedless oi the cutting wind and
theruiuinoter at zero. They are generally followed by a big woolly Tibetan dog, a lierce looking animal resembling a bear, with large blue eyes.
It sloops during the day, and keeps
watch nt night, giving low growls
every now and then.
As soon as tlie party has arrived
at the slopes where aconite Is plentiful, thoy build bamboo huts about five
feet high, with loaves for the roofs,
and mnko tho place generally habitable. Alter their morning meal, each
shoulders bis basket, and takes a
spado, for which a handle lias been
made from a jun;rlo sapling. They
start for thc slopes lower down, leaving the dog and ono o,f the company
behind iu charge o! the camp. Before
beginning operations, a ceremony has
to be performed.
The Ntpalcso seldom take up the
trado of aconite collecting, as they
have a superstition that tho presiding demon of tho hills imprisons evil
spirits In this plant, which fly out ns
soon as It Is dug up, and Inflict dire
calamity on the  digger,       Bhotialis
have this sunerstition nlso, with a
remedy. They always have in their
pnrty'a destroyer of these spirits :
and every morning before digging, the
lama, standing on a convenient hill,
with his crowd around him, makes a
fire and burns some dhuna, a sort ol
rosin, then putting two fingers In his
mouth, he gives several shrill whistles.
All wait in breathless silence till an
answering whistle is heard, an echo,
the cry of a bird���pheasant as a rule
���from the gorge below, or tho soughing of the wind among tho pines,
which they take as the dying dirge
of the spirits.
Tims satisfied, they commence the
digging, shake out the mud und throw
ttie roots Into tho basket By evening you enn see them climbing up tho
hillsides from various directions, making for the encampment, where they
empty out the contents of their baskets in heaps, cover them with bamboo
leaves, to Keep out the heavy frost of
the night. Tho collectors work In
couples, nnd during tho day the roots
aro spread out to dry lu the sun.
When a sufficient quantity Is collected nnd dried, bamboo frames are
made, with a firo below on, which the
aconite Is placed when the frame has
died out, Three to four days over
this nrtiflclnl heat dries up the root.
Willie the firing process is going on,
the mnn attending to it has a cloth
tied round his head, covering bis nose,
ns It is injurious to inhale the fumes.
It causes a feeling of heaviness, fol-
fowed by symptoms not unlike intoxication. >
While the aconite is drying, the
collectors fill in their timo snaring
pheasants, which come to the open
country to feed, trapping musk deer,
which are plentiful on the Singalllas,
and shooting various other kinds of
game to supply their Immediate
wants. The live pheasants and deer
they put into bamboo baskets and
bring into the stations for sale.
Tho whole trip generally lasts a
month ; and when sufficient aconite
has been collected and dried, the roots
are packed In baskets, with other
goods and chattels on the top, which
make a very decent load, varying Irom
120 to 200 pounds.
UIILL    W.H   Mitllhll.
An  Old  Negro's  Advice to  Henry  Ward
lleecher.
I met at the Noruumdie the other
day oue oT the salt of t^he earth. He
hails from Tennessee, and was before
the war the largest slave owner in
the State. Talking about tlie old
days, he mentioned tlie following incident :
"Beecher's sermons were rend in
nearly all the negro churches, and
commented on and elucidated by the
preachers. One Sunday afternoon the
preacher at our church came over to
consult with me about the sermon of
the morning, which he said lie had
read to liis coagregation without
having first digested it liimself, and
he feare'd ho had done great damage
thereby. He pointed out a part of
the sermon where Mr. Beecher said he
did not believe tliere was a hell for
the punishment of the wicked, but
did believe in a heaven for the good.
"Is it sho dat Misser Beecher he
say datV" queried the preacher. "Is
it sho nuff ? Do papers ain't stuck
in dat fur fun, is dey ? Did Misser
Beecher say dar uiu't no hell fur de
wicked ?"
I assured hlin that Mr. Beecher had
certainly made that statement.
"Den, whnt I's gwme ter say Is
dis, dat yo'd better tell Misser Beecher
ter quit sending such sermons roun'
among de niggers. Massa, it ain't de
love ob heaven dat keeps good niggers out'a yo' cnicken coop at night,
but de fear ob hell. I's got to run
roun' an' count'ac' de Impression ob
dat sermon I done read dis mornin'
Ef I don' dey will be more senceness of
poultry in dis naborhood to-night den
dey eber wuz before since las' Chris**
mas. I's gwine ter lie mighty 'tie'lar
'bout dom sermons of de Reb'run Misser Beecher nfter dis."���New York
Press. 	
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Prince Bisinnrck hns decided to do-
vote the fund placed at bis disposal
in honor of the eightieth anniversary of his birth to the building of
a home of the bund (confederation)
in Berlin. His decision meets general
satisfaction.
Thomas Addis Emmet, who died in
Now York city on Thursday, aged GO
years, was a nativo of New York. Ho
was named for his grandfather, who
came to this country In 1804 nnd was
a brothor of liobcrt Emmet, tho Irish
patriot.
Uncle Bill Hess, of Elk Garden, Va.,
was 109 yenrs old .Tune 21st last.
He bas 32 children, 175 grandchildren
nnd 00 great grandchildren. Elk Gordon has two other aged residents,
Mrs. Snrnh Shelton, who Is 10S years
old, nnd Sirs, Horton, who Is 101.
It Isn't so very long Rlnce Dr. Koch,
tho famous Gerninn discoverer ol the
"consumption cure," wns almost worshipped. Of late, however, where he
is best known, tnblots and other mementoes glorifying liim hnve been
quietly removed or destroyed.
(INK EXPERIENCE SUFFICIENT,
Mrs. Newed���Darling, if I sliould
ill" would ymi get another wife?
Xowod���No.'
Mrs. Newed���Do you mean It ?
Newed���I swear It I
Mrs. Newed���Oh, you dear ducksy
darling I   Why wouldn't you?
Newed���Because I kulow when I've
got enough.
IIAKD TO BELIEVE.
A new fad this season among society belles is answering Invitations in
verse. The hostess who has to rend
them will surely bo overcome "with
regret. This will prove a new terror
tn hostesses. Sho will jiever know
with a Brownlngito whether the invited one hns accepted or rejected hor
Invito tion.���New York Commercial Advertiser.!
New York claims to havo had tl*
largest baseball crowd In tho history
nf tlio gamo oa Inst Memorial Day,
the attendnnco having reached 25,-
500.  I i jj i Jn |*Tb
DANSE DU VENTRE IS COURT,
All the Women Paid $25 Fine Except a Turk From Chicago.
PASSED THE HAT FOR HEE.
There was a three hours' performance in Coney Island's Police Court,
soys the New York Herald, beside
Which Gilbert aad Sullivan's "Trial
by Jury" Is decidedly dull.
The occasion was the trial of four
" couchee couclioe" dancers, who
were arrested on August 15th, Justice Steers on the bench. The prosecution was conducted by the detective who made the arrests, Au-
tnnin Vnchrls.
Thnt the case might receive the Intelligent consideration warranted by
its importance this Jury wns iniptin-
nollcd: Timothy Hurley,' mechanic ;
Benjamin .Cohen, hotolkeepcr ; Frank
Yokel, saloon keeper; Leopold Newman, formerly real estate agent for
John Y\ McKano; James L'levclnnd,
insurance agent, and Frank Burknrt,
saloon manager,
Tho prisoners wore "Moselle Fra-
dnun, Omene Abrlun, Abdullah Catlnd
and Lizzie Smith. They were represented by Lawyer George C. Eld-
ridge.
Detective Yachris said lie had made
the arrests at nine o'clock at night
at Bushman's Algerian Theatre.
Ills sense of delicacy had prompted
him to stop the performance and arrest the dancers.
At tills point tlie Jury insisted on
having particulars.
" I can give ynu a good imitation
of the dance," snid Yachris, whereupon he removed his coat and enter-
t.'iined the Jury with un imitation of
the dnnse du ventre. No encores
were premitted by the Court.
The defence then had an inning. Detective Sorgennt Daniel Daly, of the
Brooklyn Central Oifioe, declared that
he had seen the dancers on the night
of the arrest. They were graceful
und delicate. Each of the prisoners denied In turn that there was
anything Indelicate or suggestive in
the dance she hud presented.
The Jurymen looked gravely at one
another. They also looked at Ma-
selle Frudnna, the most comely ofthe
prisoners.
Miss Frndjinn was then cnlled. Her
father, she said, was un Indian, her
mother a. Spaniard. She wns born in
Mexico. She was at present dancing
ast an Egyptinji.
At the request oi the conscientious
Jury she threw off her voluminous
white silk mantle and stood forth in
red Turkish trousers, surmounted by
a, tight fitting sky blue Jacket. Her
black eyes flashed and she shook out
a wealth of hair of the hue of a
("uvea's wi|ng.
Stepping into the lawyer's InclOBure
at the command of the jury she began
the danco for which she had been ar-
Tested. Then the a,bsence of an orchestra wns noted. A "whistling
Turk," of the Bowery variety, began
to whistle the well-known strains of
the Midway Plaisamce.
Mnselle threw herself into the evolutions of the "couchee couchee" with
abandon. The da,nco lasted fifteen
minutes, during which time tlio jury
spoko ao word.
The dancer then explained to the
Jury that the carpet somewhat impeded 3icr movements. She said she
was familiar with all French and
Spanish, dances, and thnt her methods wero those of Carmenclta and tlie
best exponents uf the dances of southern Europe.
Much surprise. Wns expressed when
the Jury, altei twelve minutes' deliberation, found nil the prisoners guilty,
witli a strong recommendation to
mercy. The Justice fined the prison-
el's $25 each. Tho fines were promptly
paid, except In the case of Lizzie
Smith, who is an Egyptian, from Chicago, The hat was thereupon passed
around! among tlie jurors, who contributed Wie amount nf Miss Smith's
fine, and sho wns set at liberty.
GRAIN'S OF  GOLD.
Ingrn titudc is so deadly a poison
that it destroys the very bosom in
which it is harbored,
None more Impatiently suffer injuries than those who nre most forward
in doing them to others.
We nre sent into this world to make
it bettor ami happier; and in proportion as we do so we niuke ourselves
both.
Concentration is the secret of
strength in politics, in war, iu trade
���in short, in ail management nf human affairs.
Let yonr wit rather serve you as
a buckler tn defend yourself by a
handsome reply, than tlio sword tn
wound others, tiinugh with ever sn
facetlouB reproach; remembering thnt
a word cuts deeper thnn a sharp
weapon, nnd the wound it makes Is
longer inning.
Ilo who is open without levity, gen'
emus wlthnut waste, secret without
craft, humble without, meanness, bold
wit hunt Insolence, cau'tloud wlthnut
anxiety, regular yet nnt format, mild
yet nnt timid, firm yet not tyrnnni-
cal, pusses tho ordeal of honor, friendship, virtue.
I have boen more .'ind mnro convinced, the mnro I think of It, that
iu general pride is at the bnttoin of
all great mlstakos. All tho other
passions dn occasional gnnd; but
whenever pride puts In its word,
everything goes wrong! nnd whnt it
might really be desirable tn dn quietly
und Innocently, it is morally dangerous to do proudly.
HER THOUGHTS.
With sober and reflective nir
She sat within her pew,
And on the pulpit fixed her eyes,
As pious peoplo dn;
And while tlie preacher rend his text
And tnlked ut length upon It,
She wondered what the congregation
Thought nf her Dutch bnnnot.
When ynu show somo men a favor,
Instead of appreciating it, they flat-
tor themselves that they have worked
ynu.���Atchison Globe.
SEASONABLE DISHES.
Summer Foods   Which  Will Tempt  the
Weakest Appetite.
To Dress Cucumbers.���Gather, or
buy from market early, peel and put
on ice until dinner, then slice as thin
as possible and put with sliced onions
In a dish. Salt and pepper freely,
pour a cup of vinegar over them, and
lay Ice on top.
Omelet with Com.���Prepare as you
do baked omelet, but at tho lust, before putting Into the pun, add a cupful of green corn cut from the cob.
Pour the omelet into tho frying-pan
containing two tablespoonfuls of butter, und cook, loosening It constantly from the bottom with a. knife to
prevent its scorching. When dono,
double over and serve.
Green Corn Pie.���Ono quurt of green
corn, canned corn will do. one teacupful ot sweet cream, one heaping tablespoonful ol butter, salt and pepper to taste. Have ready two nicely stowed chickens, put a layer of
coru iu a baking dish and then a layer of chicken, and so on until ail has
been put in the pan, letting the last
luyer be corn. Pour over it chicken
gravy and the cream, and, hake in a
moderate oven.
Baked Peaoh Pudding,���Peel and
halve a. quart of fine ripe peaches,
stew them till softened, and while
still hot put them in a pudding dish,
add sugar to the taste, and pour
over them a batter made as follows;
For oue quart of milk six eggs and
six tablespoonfuls ot flour. Boat tho
eggs, the yokes und whitoB separately, stir thc flour to a paste with half
a cupful ol cold milk, put tiie remainder of the milk over to boil, and
add the yokes to tho flour. When tlie
milk boils add it to the mixture and
stir till It thickens; then add the
whites, quickly beat tho whole and
pour it over the peaches. Bake for
thirty minutes, and serve with a
sauce of thin mustard.
TO EUROPE FOH DRESSES.
Tliere Is said to bo 200 wuim'n in
New, York who go to Europe twice a
year to buy tlielr dresses. The number of men who cross the water lor
their new wardrobe Is much greattr,
as many men take the opportunity of
running over to Europe for rest, recreation and business, all combined.
SILK CHAT.
Tnlfetas polntlllo comes In narrow,
fancy stripes in all of the fashionable
colorings, alternating with white.
Checked taffetas are quite the rage,
but are more used for waists than for
entire dresses.
Large figures are again seen, but It
Is not at all probable that they will
displace the neat designs so fashionable. Somo of the rich brocades designed for dresses of ceremony seem
moro suitablo for curtains and furniture coverings than for gowns.
Well-covered Persian patterns la
quaint designs havo the merit ot novelty.   Scroll designs are stylish.
Thero  are  uny   number   ot     new
fabrics, such as    mohair   and   goat's
hair, both plain and embroidered, also
lenos and Mozamblques.���Lo Bon Ton.
BLOOMERS IN FULL BLOOM,
San Francisco women, says the New
York Sun, hare gathered all the most
expert wheelwomea of the city Into
a club, whose lirst law Is that every
member must wear bloomers. Bloomers are the main feature ol the olub
uniform, and no member is permitted
to ride in public except in regulation
club attire. It Is the pioneer bloomer
club ol the Pnclfic coast, uml probably
the first club organized on this line
in the country.
The bloomer club Is a big success,
too. It now numbers moro than 40
members, all recognized as clever
wlicelwomen. It is worth noting,
too, that Its President, Vice-President,
Treasurer, Captain and First and
Second Lieutenants are all married
women, nnd a good proportion of
tho members aro also wives nnd
mothers.
ARTICLES THAT SELL WELL.
Little girls" frocks of large silk
plaids worn with a white gulmpe.
Short cloth capes of oue or two layers having sailor collar effects.
Frocks of pluhead checks, ecru and a
color for girls ot 5 to 15 years.
China silk In tucks and Vnlonclen-
nes lace edging and iusertiou for plastron fronts.
Various new and fnmiliil shapes of
wings und quills for trimming small
hats.
White dresses showing entire waists
nnd sleeves of embroidery for small
girls.
Dresden china blotters, candlestick
holders, trays, etc., for tlio writing
desk.
Mourning costumes ol Henrietta
having largo collar ctfects of English
crepe.
Hod serge reefers having a removable collar of whito pique for girls' seaside  wear.���Dry Goods Economist.
IT IS WELL TO REMEMBER.
That a clean apron worn while
banging tlio clothes helps keep them
clean.
That a pair of white gloves or mittens aro a comfort to hands taken
from hot suds to hang clothes In
zero weather; also a close-fitting
Jacket and hood to keep ono from
catching cold.
That sheets folded across bringing
tho wido and narrow hems together,
then folded again, thon ironed ucross
both sides nro finished quickly, and
look ns well as it mora time was
spent on them.
That the line, as soon as Its duty
Is ended, should be reoled up and
placed in a bag uutil next tlmo.
That clothes when brought la
should bo separated and folded at
once; if allowed to He together, many
wrinkles accumulate.
That clothea carefully folded and
sprinkled are half Ironed.
That dish towels and common towels can be Ironed Just as well In hall
the time, It folded together once, aa
II Ironed singly.
That pillow-slips should be Ironed
lengthwise Instead ol crosswise. If one
wishes to Iron wrinkles out Instead
ot in.���Good Housekeeping.
CAPRICES OF FASHION.
More novel than one box plait down
the front ot the skirt Is one down each
side.
The fashion ot wearing white at tho
throat is not so prevalent as It was In
the spring.
It is quite Bate to have any silk
gown, or a light wool designed for
early autumn wear, made with rut-
fled skirt.
Some very elegant plaid silk blouses
are being devised by fashionable modistes to wear with tailor-made costumes.
Plaids are) .very fashionable and will
be all the fall. They are made now In
cottons and $llks and every variety of
gauze.
Pretty dresses for afternoon and
evening wear at fashionable Bummer
trosorte nre mado of the solt, light
pineapple silks,, so popular this Bcason.
Tho ncw skirts are not especially
heavy. They are Interlined with hair
cloth for several inches, nnd Bome of
themi have n. light, flexible wire Inserted: in the hem.
A black cloth suit Is novel and handsome, and the skirt Is original tt it
shows somo attempt at draping���very
Blight, It I* true, but conspicuous because of Its novelty.
1 ABTKST BOAT IN   TUB WOULD.
H. M.S.  Ardent  Can Make Thirty  Knota
An Hour.
The torpedo boat Ardent, recently
built by J. I. Thornycroft & Co., haa
mado the fastest time recorded. Engineering says the boat Is 200 feet
long, lil feet wide und 14 feet deep.
Tho vessel Is twin screw, and tho
engines aro of the three-stage compound type, having cylinders lb inches
la diameter und 27 inches in diameter for tho high aud intermediate
pressure cylinders respectively, while
there are two low-pressure! cylinders
to each set of engines, each of which
is also 27 inches! in diameter. The
boilers are of tho/ Thornycroft type,
similar lu gcaeral design to those ot
tho During. It wilt bo remembered
that in the Daring boilers there were
two closo wu Us of tubes forming the
exterior of the furnace space or combustion chamber ; the products of combustion passing to a space, or uptake,
la tho centre of the boiler between
tho two turnaces. In the Ardent's
boilers the same outer 'rows ol adjacent tubes are retained, 'but bent inward toward tho furnace* space is a
row of other tubes, which, however,
are not touching each other, so that
tho heated gases can; pass between
them to tho walls of, tubes at the
buck. Iu this way an nddltiou has
beea made to the heating surface.
and, though the back tubes are somewhat masked, tho arrangement) has
resulted 14 moro stcami being generated, with a corresponding increase in
power developed by the engines.
Tho trial ol Friday last, as stated,
was of a preliminary nature, the official trial, with nil weights on
board being yet to bo made. It will
bo remembered that occasion was
taken, when making tho preliminary
trials of the Daring, to get runs at
progressive speeds, ��und the same
course wns followed with the Ardent
in order to get further evidence bearing upon the performance of these
vessels. It will be remembered that
tho Daring mudo 7.80 knots at DI revolutions, 14.2 knots at 175 revolutions, 1S.3 knots at 2118 revolutions,
23.4 knots at S22 revolutions, and
finally 28.650 knots at 384.3 revolutions, tho steam pressure being 200
pounds, and the power 4,842 indicated horse-power ol the latter run.
Daring's speed has beea exceeded by
tho later and longer vessel, but It
lias required an Increase of power for
tho purpose, the Ardent's engines
giving about 5,000 horse-power ou
tlio last pair of runs. The alisenco
of vibration, wldch has been so happy
a characteristic of the later vessels
of this class, wns also noticeable In
tho Ardent, while unother Improvement was the very small amount of
flame to bo seen at tho tops of the
chimneys, even when running ut highest speed.
THE NEW COMMANDER.
Mnjor-Gencral Gasooigne. who succeeds Major-General Herbert as British officer commanding tlio Canadian
Militia, is, liko his predecessor, a
Guardsman. He is In command of the
Scots Guards, and has seen active
service with his regiment. Ho took
part as a Major lu tho Egyptian campaign of 1882, and served In tlie Soudan In 1885. Ho received tho medal
with two clasps and tho Khedive's
Star for his gallantry, Ho hns had
much to do with the training of
the volunteers in recent years, and
at the moment is Deputy-Adji'itant-
Gcnoral of tho District of London in
tlie Volunteer service. He wns promoted from Colonel to Mnjor-Gcnor.il
only a few weeks ngo.
AN URGENT LANDLADY.
An ngod lady complained to a London Magistrate that becauso sho was
a little bohlad with her rent her landlady followed hor to church and
asked her for It thero. Tho landlady
camo into the pow alongside of her,
and when she was Joining in tho responses was constantly whispering to
lier about her rent. Whon it camo
to the response "Incline our hearts,"
tho landlady would add "to pay our
reat." The Magistrate said It wns
very annoying, but there was nothing Illegal about It.���Pittsburg Despatch.    ���	
TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE IN
SWEDEN.
Sweden's state telephone Is soon to
bo connected with the stato telegraph. Instead of addresses the
telephone numbers will be used, the
telegraph clerk looking np the address. Messages may be telephoned
to the telegraph olflce and telephoned back, thus dispensing with the
greater number of tho messenger
boys, rb lu Sweden nearly everyone uses the telephone. ".WHAT YOL Dip NOT SAY."
There Is many a word that a man
��� may rte," ������''
And the memory of It may make him
weep.
Mayhap some heart that Is kind and
trae, .;_
Like a red pomegranate, i Is rent in
two,
When out of the.'soul the passions
leap, <������    ��.������ .
And, storming the portals of speech,
they rush . ..
Into cruel words that condemn   and
crush.
But the> pang you never may know,
i pray,
Is the woe of the word yoa did not
soy. ... ...
The word that yon ought    to have
sold to hliu
Who put up his pleading face   to
nsk
For a fothers smile; and whose eyes
went dim
With tears at your answer, stern and
grim j ,.
"Child, lot mo alono till I  end my
task."
Now ho vexes uo more, yot you olten
go       .���
To tho grave ot the lad you slighted
so,
And call through the grass In the
quiet cluy
And sob out the word that you dlu
not say.
The word that you ought to havo said
t,o her
Wlip'm" I6ng ' ago you did   lovingly
woo
With gifts and graces; but tears now
blur
The eight of the bloom ol the lavender,
That brings old summers again, and
ypu
How she lists'and. longs tor the ten-
,  der tone
Of the   duys gone by f      When you
stand alone,
Your face In hot lilies you then will
' toy,
And.wall out the word that you did
not saj*
The wdtd that'you ought to have said
���the dear
Old pair, by the fireside actnl it so.
It Is bettor to speak, more blessed to
hear
Your word of praise, while they both
, are near.
How tree would your lillal affectloa
*" flow,
If you knew how we, who   without
them trod
All the wuy of life, are entreating God,
Who,took them from us that some
time they,
In his heaven may hear what we
������ did not say.
^1   m M .��.< tmAeMi m..JA.eiteueSli .*.���.*SL,..:tA..e*i. At .Ok. a! <'S..:.4k'.M :E.J*K: li  M  itt aMe
THE MYSTERY
ikkish:
OF A COBBLER.
���mmbJ
icixdi
' THE BOW-LEG BOY.
Who should come up the road one day
But the doctor-man in his two-wheel
shay;
And he whoaed his horse and he cried
"Ahoy 1
I have brought you folks  a bow-leg
boy
Such a cute little boy
Such a dear littio bow-leg boy I"
He took out his bag and1 he oponed
it wide,
And there was the  bow-leg boy Inside I
And when they saw that cunning little might
They cried in a chorus expressive of
delight,
"What a cute little boy 1
What a lunny little boyi
What a dear little bow-leg boy!"
Observing a strict geometrical   law,
They cut off his pnuties with a circular saw;
Which gave such a stress ta his oval
stride
That the people he met   invariably
cried,
"What a cute little boy I
What a funny little boy 1
What a dear little bow-leg boy!"
They gave him a  wheel and   away
he weat
Speeding along to hts  heart's    content ;
And he sits so straight and he pedals
so strong
That tile folks all say as/ he   bowls
along,
"What a cute littio boy I
What a tunny little boy 1
What a dear little bow-leg boy!"
With ids eyes aflame and his  checks
aglow
Ho laughs "uha" and he laughs "oho";
And the world Is filled uud    thrilled
with the Joy
Of that Jolly little human, the bowleg boy���
The cute little boy I
The funny little boy 1
The dear little bow-leg   boy I
If ever a doctor-man comes my way
With his wonderful box iu   his  two-
wheol shay,
I'll ask for tho    treasure    I'd    fnln
possess-
Now, honest Injun ! enn't you guess'.'
Why, a euto Ilttlo boy���
A funny Ilttlo boy���
A dear little bow-log boy!
���Eugene Field.
IN DAYS OF OLD.
In days of old, when warriors bold
Woro helmet, sword and shield,
Did they catch hold of locks of gold,
When on the football field?
Were youngsters  taught that when
they fought
For glory or for tame,
'Twas right to slug tho other in'jg,
Until they culled the game'.'
Wore pads  then worn, with     locks
unshorn,
And cots bronght on the field ?
Did    sweethearts    bawl and heroes
fall,
When    heads    were punched   and
heeled ?
Were eyes of blue a ghastly hue
And game legs all the rage
In olden times and other climes,
Where gridirons were the stage?
Did broken limbs and fiendish whims
Entitle youthful cranks
To smash the nose ol all their foes
And call them " college pranks"?
James Smith limped into town one
night coming trom a place which he
did not name until many years had
passed. Nobody knew him, yet in
some mysterious way he made
friends of two or three men who were
supposed to have sympathy with
him because of his unfortunate condition. Surely his appearance appealed to tho tender-hearted. His
clothing wus worn so that it was a
marvel how he kept it upon his body.
His checks were sunken like those of
a man who has endured great privations. A scur across his forehead
gavo suggestion ol a grievous hurt,
uud u uiiiliued leg revealed tu those
who saw hini some hint of tho sutler-
lugs which he had beeu compelled to
endure, Why ho eumo tu tliut Uttle
New England town he never tuld excepting that he sometimes suid a
kind Providence brought him there.
It wus clear that the past uf the
man hud beeu dramatic, but it was
a secret which he did uot tell until
uid age came upon him. If he wus
uace a wicked man, us somo suggested, he was ull mildness und patience
aud ot kindly spirit when he settled
lu that town, some thought that he
was playing a part, and thut he had
put on the cloak of gentle piety the
better tu conceal his mystery. But
as the mouths passed iuto years he
persuaded all that his profession was
sincere, so that even the clergymen
sometimes spoke of him as a man
who In dire poverty nevertheless tn
his dally life exemplified the commandment of Christ.
Not many days after James Smith
came iuto that town he set up a
Uttle cobbler's shop. He had tuld
the men of kindly heart to whom he
spoke that his lameness made it Impossible tor him tu wurk ut heavier
labor, but he suid that he had learned
the cobbler's trade, and that If he
had no more thun enuugh to buy him
tools, a bench and a little leather he
could perhaps support himself.
They gave him a little money and
he set up his shop, a Uttle cell-like
place Just big enough to turn around
In. There Smith labored from sunrise till long past the setting ot the
sun, and he made a quaint picture in
the winter evenings when, with a
whale-oil lamp set upou a Shelf Just
over his bead and a tallow candle,
with a bottle serving as candlestick,
at his side, waxed down to the shoemaker's bench fur greater firmness,
Bume of the townsfolk' were entertained In these winter evenings by
Smith's quaint philosophy. Never
more than two at a time were in his
shop, tor so small was it that no
more than that could be seated there
conveniently. But often It happened
that two uf the merchants, now and
then the able lawyer und a friend,
would step In to Smith's shop as
they passed by and listen to his gentle philosophy, liis quaint comments,
which he emphasized with rhytmlcai
blows of his shoemaker's hammer
upon tho shoe he wus repairing.
One day Colonel Caleb Sloaue, a
man ot much aristocratic dignity,
und who yearned for political honors
ventured Into the shop that he might
get somo repairing done, for Smith
had gained the repute ot an honest
workman whose charges were moderate. Colonel Sloane watched
Smith at his work for a few moments
and then said with bis accustomed
bluntnees: " Smith, you work at the
bench as some of the prisoners In the
state's prison shoe shop work. Just
as likely as not you wero there yourself."
Smith looked up quickly, put down
his tools, aad for a moment there
seemed to be something liko fright
suggested by his glance. Colonel
Sloane noticed it, aud he said to htm:
"Ah, 1 have'guessed right. You
have beea Iu prison."
" Whether I have been in prison or
not, I shall not say," Smith replied,
" but I am not In prison now, aad
I am earning my living honestly,
with a heart full of gratitude to
God."
Colonel Sloane went away, persuaded that he had In part solved tho
mystor of James Smith, und the next
day, being Impelled by his evil nature,
lie stepped Into Smith's shop and
said to hlin: " Smith, I feci friendly to you, but I want you to answer
me ono question���wero you ever in
irons V"
Just nn Instant a fierce light shone
In Smith's *yes. Colonel Sloane
stepped back a little alarmed, for ho
thought ho saw Smith's hand with a
spasmodic, nervous motion grasp a
slum knife that had boon ground to
the fineness of a razor's edge. But a
moment later Smith was all gentleness again, and a sad smile camo to
his lips as ho sold: " Colonel Sloane,
1 will answer your question if you
will never osk mo another about iny
past. It Is truo I wus onec'lu Irons,
but that wius  long ngo."
So Irom the man ol dignity und
aristocratic pretention's. Colonel
Sloaue, thero como tho report that
this gentle cobbler, Janies Smith, had
oaco been a tierce evil doer���so fierce
that he had been put in Irons, and
that the mystery of his life would,
If revealed, tell n story of crime. However, nono dared hint to Smith of
this suspicion, aud alter a Ilttlo It
gavo him a romantic interest which
perhups helped Ills business somewhat. '
Perhaps a year after Smith co me to
that town a woman came as mysteriously as he. She was his wile,
ho said, and, If ntfection true and
tender be taken as a witness ot marriage, thon thero could bo no doubt
that those two were man and wife.
She was a patient woman, Baying few
words, content to make lier husband comfortable In tho Uttle home
he ha dprepared.
One year passed very like another
and Smith was getting along to middle age, when a great event occurred
in thot town. He hod two children
ot thot time, one a girl of 10 and
the other a lad or IS. They had
been brought up among the humblest
surroundings, but Smith was ambitious for them, and ho burned his whale
oil lamp and tallow candle even later
ia the night, so that he might earn
enough to moke it possible lor them
to get such education as the newly
established public schools of that
town gave.
The children of the rich nnd well
to do, while having respect for Philip
and Lucretia, which were the (lames
of James Smith's children, nevertheless shunned them. They had respect
for, this boy and girl because they
were good scholars in the school; they
shunned them because Smith was a
poor cobbler, because, too, there was
the mystery of his early life, and for
another reasua which by and by will
be mado clear. The eventful occasion
was the coming to that town of the
ilgent of u great publishing house. He
was announced to speak in the public
school one day aad it was said ho
would muko a proposition as interesting as It was unusual. Therefore
many of the parents ot the scholars
were there that afternoon and It was
a gala dny, because, besides this agent,
the minister, who afterwards became
a distinguished divine and friend of
Lincoln, and because Colonel Caleb
Stoae, who had some gift of oratory,
was'going to speak.
The scholars were all arrayed In
their best. The girls with bright rlb-
bons and white dresses, all except
Lucretia Smith, who wore a clean but
simple calico and who had no ribbon in
her hair, while Philip Smith, her brothor, was equally conspicuous among
the boys because of the plainness of
his apparel.
The agent being Introduced spoke of
the value to the young which was in
a knowledge of the English language,
so that It could be used nnd spelled
correctly. He then said that he had
lieen authorized to offer as prizes two
dictionaries, oue an unabridged, the
other a smaller compilation. The
first of these prizes was to be given
to that scholar who spelled correctly
twenty words, and the second to be
given to that one who spelled the
largest number less than twenty cor-
trectly. If more than ono were successful theu the honors would be
equal, but the prizes would be
awarded by lot.
When this announcement was made.
Colonel Caleb Sloune looked with pride
upon his eon, a lad ol 17, uf whom
the colonel expected great things.
While he had arrogance and strength
and selfishness in all other matters,
the colonel In his fondness fur this son
was a weakling, so that he wus eveu
Jealous ol alt others who threatened
to gain supremacy over the boy, and
once or twice had doue Injury in a
minor way ito the fathers of two or
three boys who had proved successful
rivals to the eon in the little tests
that sometimes are made in schools.
Everybody who saw Colonel Sloane
that afternoon was aware that he
had set his heart upon his son taking
the honors, not that he cared about
the dictionary, for he was rich enough
to buy the sou many costly books, but
that his (pride might be tickled by
the exaltation of the sou above his
fellows.
Preparations were at ouce made for
testing the pupils. A committee, consisting of the clergyman, tho agent
und one other, was uppuinted to receive tho lists of words uiter thoy hud
been written out by tho scholurs.
Each scholar was to sign ut the bottom of the list a word or mark, aud
in a separate envelope put u similur
word or mark und also his or her
name.
The agent began to read the list uf,
words which the scholars were to
spell out. He read slowly uud wuitcd
until every scholar In the schoul un-
uouueed thot he or she had written
the work. Then the ugent pronounced
the next word, uud so on until he hud
called off the wholo twenty. A few
ol them Were difficult, some of them
easy, und some of them neither easy
nor difficult. It was a fair lest, but
the agent suid to tho committee thut
he was sure that nu one of the scholars would spell every oue of the 20
correctly.
"I hnvo offered tliese prizes now lu
more than forty schools, aud iu uot
one of tliem have 1 found a scholar
who could spell every word upon this
list."
The committee, when the ugent
said this, had Just retired to a recitation-room with the lists which
the scholars hod written upon tlie
table betoret hem. They were more
than an hour in making the examination, and even tho clergyman hud to
turn ouce to the dictionary, so that
ho might bo suro of tho spelling of
one word. Att ho end of the hour the
Committee returned t o t ho schoolroom, and the clergyman, turning to
the teacher who hold the envelopes
which contained the cipher murks
nnd names of the scholars by which
the lists wero to be Identified, asked
htm to open the envelopes und identify two cipher murks. For some, moments the BChool-room wns In nbso-
iuto silence, At Inst the teacher
turned to the clergyman with a slip
In his bond by which he Identified one
ot the lists. As tho name wns recognized toucher nnd clergyman looked
at each other fnr a moment with
such expression os indicated amazement'. Then another man wns Identified in the snnio mnnner and there
was even moro amazement. Thon,
turning to tho school, the clergyman
said:
"Mr. Brown (the ngent) has sold
that In not ono of the tests similar
to this which hnve been mnde has
any Bcholar spelled all the words correctly. He can no longer say thnt.
Ono pcholnr here hns done that. Tt
la Lnretia Smith, nnd this unabridged
dictionary which I now present to
her, not only as her prize, but ns
the only prize of thnt kind which lino
been won. I am sure thnt you will
nil rejoice with me that this mnlden,
who Is nf nltlifiil scholar, hns gained
this honor. But I think ynu will be n
1
d
little amazed, as I must confess the
committee has been, when I announce
to you that the second prize Is taken
by a scholar who has spelled eighteen
words correctly.un d that scholar Is
Phillips Smith. Never before. I win
venture to say, has there been such
unusual honor and compliment as
this, all the more Conspicuous because
of the e xtraordlnary circumstances
connected with tliese two successful
competitors which I do not need to
Indicate.
None of those who sow the brother
and sister go forward to receive the
prizes had any other feeling than
pleasure, and perhaps something of
sympathy for these two almost neglected youths, excepting Colonel
Caleb Sloane. He manifested Ills
nnger by pompously rising Irom bis
chair upon the platform and leaving
the room, pausing at tho door as he
did so, to beckon to his sou to follow
him.
"He Is angry because his son has
been beaten by that poor Smith boy,"
was the comment that tho visitors
made to one another.
Upon the following day Colonel
Sloane called upon tho cobbler and
said to him: "Smith, this town Is
,not big enough for you nnd inc. I do
not propose to leave It, but I propose
to have yoa go. You are, I know,
an escaped convict or prisoner, and if
yoa do not take my advice and leave
this place I Bhall notify those from
whom yoa have escaped, and perhnps
that would not be pleasant lor you."
He looked so meaningly nt the poor
shoemaker that Smith gave such evidence of fright as persuaded Colonel
Sloane that he was right in what
really was a mere surmise.
"Colonel Sloane," said the poor
man, "I have never Injured you nnd
If I had thought that you would be
annoyed nt what took place yesterday I would not have allowed my boy
to go to school that day. . No, I could
not have done that, for no one knew
that those prizes were to be offered.
Of course, It made me very glad to
see my children, who are as dear to
me as yours are to you, show that
they had beea faithful in their studies. Education Is the only thing
which 1 can give to them. By and by
I shall be grne and they will be left
to care for themselves, and you know
very well how hard a struggle that
will be for children such us mine are.
Do not blame me or them fnr what
took place yesterday. Do not leol
hard toward me."
To this appeal Colonel Sloane made
no reply, bnt he said as ho departed
from that little shop: " If you nre
not gone by to-morrow night, Smith,
I will do rust what I sold I would."
For many moments after Sloane had
departed Smith sat silent, thinking
deeply. He did not know how much
of his past Colonel Sloane hnd learned,
He had lived for mony years lu awful
dread of something which might bap-
pen to him because ot that past. At
last he arose, drew otf the cobbler's
apron, pat on his coat, took his crutch
and limped away to see a good man
who had befriended him when he first
came, and who was then so Influential
that he had become the candidate of
his party for Governor of his State.
With that man Smith spent nn hour,
nnd after that returned to his shop,
seeming again to be happy. That
evening the man whose advice he had
sought culled upon Colonel Sloane. He
was one of those good men who In
righteous anger can be Impressive,
and it was clear as he entered Colonel
Sloane's houso that he was possessed
with Indignation. What he suid to
Colonel Sloane these two men alone
know, bat alter the meeting was over
he went to the Uttlo cottage where
' Smith lived and said to him: " Possess your soul In peace, James, Colonel
Sloane will not disturb you. He will
not dare. He would be shunned by
almost every man In this community
.if he were to carry out his threat."
And It was even as this good man
had said. Colonel Sloane never in
any way Indicating that he was
aware of his existence, nor did ho ever
trouble him. Yet the report ol his
anger and his threat and o! his meeting with Smith's good friend spread
abroad through that community, so
that tliere was renewed excitement
over the mystery of Smith aud liis
past.
But there wero happier tilings in
etore for tho poor cobbler. The report ot that unusual achievement of
Smith's son aad daughter, who had
taken those prizes when oflered in
competition with tho children of the
rich, the favored, had spread abroad,
so that thero eomo offers of asBlBt-
auee from kind-hearted persons, even
from remote places In the United
States. Therefore it wns possible for
tho daughter to receive a higher education at a seminary, nnd for the son
to prepare for admission to Yale College. It was an exciting time lu the
country when those things were done.
Mr. Lincoln had been Inaugurated.
He, too, had beau told ot tlio mystery
of James Smith, und of tlio remarkahlo achievement of his chlldern. It
was la tho winter of 1800, whon Mr..
Lincoln, tor a brief time cumpulgning
In the cust, received ot his hotel one
evening ufter ho had delivered his
speech, tho good man who hud proteoted Smith and two or three others.
In the sllciico of that chamber thoy
tuld the orator of tho west the story.
They revealed to bim the mysterious
imst of the poor cobbler. They tnld
hlin that It was true that he wns
thero lu flotation of tho Inw, and
that there had never been a momont
since ho camo there when ho was
freo from apprehension, liable to ur-
rest. and to bo placed In irons, and
ns they tnld this story tn Mr. Lincoln the tours coursed down his
cheeks. Thoy also said that the uno
Implacable enemy whom the poor man
had gained in that town was a man
wlio had gained promnlence in politics, and evon then sought tho nom-
iuatton of his party for Governor.-
A yoar later, when tho en 11 fnr volunteers w'as mnde by Mr. Lincoln,
Smith was tho most Joyous mau in
that town. He wont to his little savings, aad taking from them one-half
of all the money that he possessed
he placed that sum in tho hands o f
those who solicited subscriptions. He
served in his humble way the men who
volunteered. To the cnptnln ot the
company he present d a pair of boots
which he had mud** with exceeding
care, and he was oonstant. In nnd out
of season, in his zeal. Nor did men
wonder aB - they saw him doing
this service that he should be thus
Inspired.
A yoar later Philip Smith entered
Yale College, and passed his examination with honors. He was an unusual
youth to.be seen In that company of
students who were his classtmates.
Many ot them had heard ol his student-like quality, so that he received
their respect. Some ot thom treated
him with contempt, for they saw that
he was poor and unfortunate. In the
same class wus tho sv-m ot Colonel
Culeb Sloan;, so that it happened that
In the division ot the class lur convenience ot recitation, youug Sloane and
Smith wero seutmatos lu the reclta-
tlou room. Slouno hnd gained some
prominence because, in the papers of
his State, frequent refercuco Lto his
father and to the probability ot his
nomination for Governor were made.
Smith was obscure, aud yet his cluss-
ni.i tes often spoke uf his brilliant recitations.
At the end ot the first term the
President ot the college received a
letter from Culunel Culeb bluauo. In
It the culunel voutnrod a request. He
suid that It hud been un annoyance
to his son to sit beside youug Smith
In the recitation hour, and that the
President must understand why a
yuuug man of the culture und refinement ui his son was thus embarrassed.
Therefore, It would be pleasant to the
culunel 11 in the arTangenicut of the
class for the succeeding term some
disposition of Smith were made which
would remove liim frum the agsocia-
tiun In the class-room with young
Sloane.
A lew days later Colonel Sloane received a letter of which the following Is almost a literal copy:
" Colonel Caleb Sloane.���Dear Sir,���
In reply to your letter requesting
that another seatmate be found for
your son, I would reply that it Is unnecessary to make any special arrangement for that purpose. In the
first term the class wus separated
into divisions alphabetically, and that
brought your Bon and Smith Bide by
side. The arrangements for the second term are such that the divisions
will be constituted iu accordance with
merit to bo established by tho stand-
lag taken by the students in the first
term. The reports indicate that
���young Smith will bo in tho first division and very near the head of It,
while your sou will be la the lowest
division aad very near the foot ot it,
therefore he will escape hereutter the
embarrassment to which you Tefer."
Such correspondence as this was too
Interesting to be kept a secret. In
some way the substance ot It became
known, and an enterprising editor
learning of it published it la his paper.
That subjected Culunel Sloune to ridicule aad laughter, ivlilch are tatal to
a political candidate. In that way he
lost the nomination for Governor, but
he could not be revenged upon the
poor old cobbler, James Smith, for
iu the following summer President Lincoln had published u paper which
served as a pardon tor the offence
which James Smith had committed*
They had a jubilee meetiug In the
town where Smith bo long had lived,
and wheu thiB proclamation ot Mr.
Lincoln which served as a pardon
for James Smith was read, they
brought the poor old mau to the
platform, und there he stood leaning
upou his crutch, his eyes raised as
though making grateful acknowledgment to God, whilo the good man who
had befriended him said: " Now, my
friends, I may toll you the mystery
of James Smith, whom wo have
known so long, for no longer can tho
officers of the law seize him and put
him ia -irons. He is a free man today, thanks be to God and President
Lincoln. This poor man twenty years
ago was a slave ia Virginia. He escaped. Ho camo by that mysterious way. of which you have so olten
heard, the underground railway, and
he came to me, tor T was one of
those who patrolled that dark passage. Ho was a fugitive slave, but
there was a little band ot us hero
who were bound to protect him, and
wo did it more than once. Ho could
not have been taken from this community without a struggle. That
was his crime. That was why he
was compelled to keep his past a secret.   He is a freo man now."
The tears rolled dowa the cheeks of
tho maa who had been a slave, and
ho could not speak, but no man in
all that community from that time
ou until his death hud more of the
respect with which sympathy is associated thau he. Sometimes thoy
listened to his story of how he received the scar on his forehead, which
was caused by the blow from an Iron-
knuckled overseer, ond sometimes he
told them how he hud dragged his
broken leg through the swamps, when
he was escaping. He lived long
enough to 6ce his children honored,
fnr both his Bnn and his daughter bo-
enme tenchers nnd niisslnnnrles
amnng their own people In the smith.
INTERESTING ITEMS.
Four htlhdred babies are born dully
in London,
The grandfather nf the Rothschilds
Is suid to have scarcely owned a
penny In 1W0O.
It Is estimated thnt thoro nro quite
18,000 different Muds uf postage
Stamps In the wnrld.
Tin- greatest size to which a horse
bas been Known tu grow Is 2,) 1-2
hnnds high. This is the record ol a
Clydesdale which was nn exhibition In
England In lssn.
The salary list nf the Bank ot England, Including pensions, aggregates
$15,5*00,000 per annum.' Thoro are
1,100 employees In thu honk.
APPRECIATION.
Baron vou Bilk���Ah, zo great Americano girl is one treasury !
Miss Bonks���Oh, count, you mean
treasure.
Baron von Bilk���Vat diff'renoo It
makes? It ez zo snme; money cr.
monoy.	
AN APPOINTMENT.
Young Husband���I think I sliall
havo to go out to-night, my dear.
I have an appointmont.
Youug  IVlfc���Oh, Turn, whnt Is It?
Young Ilusbnnd���An appointment
witli my tollor, love. Ho is tn call
hero to-night to collect Ills bill. G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
LATE LOCALS.
}. B. Holmes is on a buisoess trip to
Victoria.
There was a severe frost in the valley
last week.
The frame of Theobald.*: Scott's twa
storey building is up.
The frame of Ur. Westwood's new
bouse is up.
Mr. Calnnn's home looks splendidly In
its new coat of paint.
Ed. McKim's new hnuse will soon be
ready for occupancy.
Don't fail to call at Creech's fish and
vegetable shop for whatever ynu want in
hit line.
Mr. Simon Leiser, who has been ill
we are pleated to learn, is all right again,
and as full of business .is ever.
Neat Sunday evening Rev. Mi. Mclntyre will preach his farewell sermon,
He expects to leave lhe following Friday
for Edingburg for another year's study.
At the auction sale of two houses on
Penrith uveoue on Monday by auctioneer
Cheney the east one sold to Irani; I'ink*.
for $700, and the other to lurk McKim
for J095.
Amoag the many fine houses of which
Union can boast, that nf Surveyor Smith
is well to the front. It is arranged inter
������rally for comfort and according* in thv
canons of good taste.
The 6th anniversary of Union lodge
No.lt, I. 0.0. V��� will take place on
the 17th of Oct. In the evening tli2v
will have, in there hall, a grand social and
and supper.
The Union Colliery Co. are Hearing
and fencing 40 acres of land at the upper
end of tht big meadow near the lake, I'm
tbe use of Simon Leiser in connection
witb his extensive butchering business.
W. Cheney and D. R. O'Hundley
have engaged in the enterprise ol erect-
ing a Half Way house between Union
and Courtenay. I). McDonald is tie
contractor.
Ifthe gentleman who pirked up the
silver watch on Third si last Saturday
morning will kindly return lhe same 10
ae or leave it at the News office, he will
be suitably rewarded.
A. C, Kultnn.
Cold weather is here and that
jaeans stove pipe lo 11 great inanv. An-
demon makes the best in town, .VI double
riveted and extra heavy, same price as
machine made paper pipe nnw on the
market.
The friends of Mr. E. E. Hunter,
whose right hand was badly shattered by
the explosion ofa shot gun, about six
weeks ago, are pleased to see him nut a-
gain, He still carries his arm in a sling,
bat the wound is rapidly healing, and in
another six weeks he will be his old sell*
Money to Loan
at low rate ancl ea6y terms.
Lots for sale in any part of town
Fine acre lots adjoining Cumberland Townsite.
164 acres on water front, near the Trent River; easy terms.
Williams & Hunter.
Where ean I get good Tea
That problem has been solved by the arrival of a splendid consignment ofthe most reliable and choicest blcndid Teas, including
Lifton's, M. M. Pehoe, Souchong, cct., etc.    Call and give it a trial.
Tl 6HHY DIIHMH ir**::!1 ss
Prime Mild Eastern Cheese, Sugar Cured Hams and Bacon,  Australian Canned Meats, Fi'nan Haddie, etc., at lowest price at
J. B. Hemes;
UNION AND COMOX BAY
C. 11. Tarbell has received a cunsiun-
ment of first class cooking stoves.
A lady died the other day in England
leaving the local paper $51,000. It is
fervently Imped lhat her noble example
(in the disposition iif her wealth) will find
some imitator* in litis particular part of
the world.
The Willing Workers of St. Andrews
church, Sandwick, will have a sale of
work on Monday, Sept. 30th and in the
evening will present a good programme,
witli foreign views explained by Mrs.
llentley. Snme ofthe best talent nl' Union will assist.
The Union hospital acknowledges
with thanks the receipt, during tlie pi.st
week, of some tine trout from Mr. A.
Grant', nice salmon from Ileaton A Co.,
illustrated papers frnm Mrs. Willemar,
flowers Iron* Mr.John J, K. Miller, and
flowers and magazines from "aunlv."
Stmemliary Mngisirale Abrams has
removed Ins office to lhe coiner of Third
S'. and Dussimiir Ave���former NEWS
office.
Mr. J, McKim sen, was the victim if
a bad accident last Tuesday evening as
he was returning from Courtenay. He
was a fourth nl a mile on his journey
il being dark, when his horse shied to
one side, striking lho front wheel against
the end of a iog running nn tn llie edge
of ice ro id. The wheel bounded over foi
lowed by the hind wheel The rebound
threw Mr McKim nut, and hg lay stunned
by lhe roadside tniiil Mr. Mateer and
others fortunately snon happening along,
saw him and assisted hid!-home. He received a severe contusion uiu he upper part
of the face and alter a few hours found
himself prttty sore and lame. Happily
untiling viiry'sennits resulted and he wiil
sunn be nt his store again defying nil
competitors.
TO THE PUBLIC
As I shall carry on the business of
blacksmithing hereafter 111 my own name
1 t ike this opporlnniiy of thanking the
public for the liberal patronage in the
past and to solicit a continuance of the
same in the future.
Sepi. ,|tll, 1895. Gen Leighton
Dave Anthony's
Cigar   and   Fruit   Store
9nd  and Dunsmuir Ave.
UNION, B. C.
NUTS, CANDIKS, NOTIONS,
MINKHS SUPPLIES.
BIRKBECK
Investment security Savings Go.
1    Ot  TORONTO
Advances   money for Building.
X.-nsgsr for Nanuimo,  Wellington
and  Cumberland.
R L LEIGH-SPENCER
Head office, Commercial Street Nanaimo, B. C.
Miss I.cighSpcncer visits Union frnm
this date nn cverv bont succeeding payday, fnr collecting dues, and advancing
the Company's business. Parties call at
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting Thursday evening
7.30.   Next visit, October 2nd, 189s,
Fire,   Life,   Accident   Insurance,
Beal Estate.
CUMBERLAND   CLUB
UNION, II. C.
). HKUCK,  PRES,
W. S. DICKSON, SEC*y & TKKAS.
CLUB   HOUSE
OPEN   PROM 6 A. M. TO 2 P. M.
FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
I hnve an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the se.-
curity of fanning property at
low rates of interest. Loans
put through ex|K*t!itiously. f
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
MARCUS WOLFE
Nanaimo, B. C
P.O. Drawer 17
Spring medicines tor cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
drug store.
This fall
we will
be able
We 1
lave
already
reived
re<
~
to show
vou tlie
correct
thing
in all
rlasr.es
of
General
large
Consignment
of
Dry Goods
Clothing
Boots and Shoes
Neckwear
Boys Suits
and Overcoats
Ladies and Childrens
Jackets and Capes
U nderwear
and the famous
Gurney and Tilden's
Stoves
For high class goods it will pay you to go
TO
Li!
f FfCTP 'C
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